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Nunc Dimittis Robert Malcolm Speed, 87, died June 18, 2017, in Des Moines, Iowa. Born in Knoxville, Iowa, he played piano and harmonized tunes before...
Performance Something that has been on my mind for a while now is the relationship between being a player and being a performer. This has been on my...
We’re working on it. This is a lovely moment to be writing. It’s about 7:00 on a Tuesday morning, and I’m sitting at the dining table in our house in...
The Art of the Harpsichord: Two Texas Treasures In mid-June 2017 the Dallas Chapter of the American Guild of Organists hosted its most recent...
This article is a continuation of a feature in the August 2015, June 2016, and July 2017 issues of The Diapason. This essay was delivered as a...
A unique figure in the story of the American organ is John Leonard Hinners (1846–1906), who perhaps epitomizes the late nineteenth-century...
In 2018 there are several composers whose anniversaries can be commemorated, albeit some of the precise birth and death dates are not known for...
Trinity Lutheran Seminary,  Columbus, Ohio Bigelow & Co., Inc., Organ Builders, American Fork, Utah Bigelow & Co., with significant...
Russell & Co. Organ Builders, Chester, VermontZion Lutheran Church,Appleton, Wisconsin From the BuilderThe organ that preceded the new...
Nunc Dimittis Margaret Smith McAlister died September 11, 2017. Born November 20, 1923, she was a lifelong resident of Tampa, Florida. McAlister’s...
Seeing the Music This month I write about seeing the music: vision, glasses, light, editions, page turns—things that have to do with the practical...
It’s about time, it’s about space . . .  Music is one of the most elegant ways we have to measure and control time. Time is about the generous...
A posthumous gift from Gustav Leonardt It is now six years since Gustav Leonhardt departed this mortal coil on January 16, 2012, but his idiomatic...
In 1967 I heard that there was an interesting old organ in St. Peter Catholic Church in Bordelonville, Louisiana. I went to see the organ and found a...
The St. John’s Organ Society of Bangor, Maine, reached a noteworthy milepost this fall with its “silver” anniversary! The organization was...
Randall Dyer &  Associates, Inc. Jefferson City, Tennessee Greeneville Cumberland  Presbyterian Church Greeneville, Tennessee This...
A. E. Schlueter Pipe Organ Company, Lithonia, Georgia The First Baptist Church of Christ, Macon, Georgia “Nurture. Love. Serve. ALL.” is the succinct...
Nunc Dimittis Irene Greulich, kantor and organist of St. Wenzel’s Church, Naumburg, Germany, from 1971 until her retirement in 2008, died in Naumburg...
Helping Students Choose Fingerings VII  I start this month’s column by following up on my closing comment from last month, that I would write...
Who you gonna call? When I was an organ major at Oberlin in the mid-1970s, I had a part-time job working for Jan Leek, a first-generation Hollander...
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