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Nunc Dimittis Joseph Peter Fitzer, born February 6, 1939, in Chicago, Illinois, died July 21. In 1970, he received a doctorate degree from the...
Helping Students Choose Fingerings IV This is my tenth anniversary column, as the first one was published in The Diapason of September 2007. It has...
Keeping up appearances Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue in New York City run north and south, parallel to each other a block apart. Together they form...
Recital programming: Program notes Seated one day at the harpsichord, I was weary and ill at ease because the mid-July deadline for this column was...
We have probably all heard that studying in a foreign culture is life changing, that one will learn a lot and grow as a person. After spending spring...
Editor’s note: Part 1 of this article was published in the July issue of The Diapason, pages 17–19. Part 2 was published in the August issue, pages...
Berghaus Pipe Organ Builders, Bellwood, Illinois 1966 Aeolian-Skinner Organ Company Opus 1455 Church of the Holy Comforter, Kenilworth, Illinois...
Schoenstein & Co.,  Benicia, California Grace Episcopal Church,Hartford, Connecticut   A Symphonic Church Organ?? What does “symphonic...
Nunc Dimittis William Thomas Farrell, III, died April 27. He was born May 20, 1934, in San Antonio, Texas. He attended San Antonio College, studying...
August interlude I have decided to take a partial break from my sequence of columns about helping students to develop fingerings and instead write...
Installation My son Michael works for an architectural fabrication company in Boston that manufactures design elements for buildings, such as...
Christmas in August For a Texan yearning to make a summer escape from the hot, humid city to the coolly refreshing mountains of New Mexico, generally...
Frozen fingers, schnitzel and potatoes, too much bread, four-cheese pasta, train platforms in the cold,Blitzeis . . . but then that remarkable sound...
Editor’s note: Part I of this article was published in the July issue of The Diapason, pages 17–19.   Mouth heights  Mouth height, or “...
Marceau Pipe Organ Builders, Seattle, Washington, Opus 35 University Lutheran Church,  Seattle, Washington  Marceau Pipe Organ Builders has...
American Organ Institute,  University of Oklahoma,  Norman, Oklahoma Oklahoma History Center,  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma A part of...
Helping Students Choose Fingerings III I continue here the discussion of whether it is better to let students work out their own fingerings or to...
On the road again . . . What do you get when you play a country song backwards? —You get your dog back, you get your truck back, you get your wife...
By Larry Palmer    Celebrating Scott Ross The Diapason for October 1971 (62nd year, number 11, whole number 743) featured a non-organ event...
This article is a continuation of a feature in the August 2015 and June 2016 issues of The Diapason. This essay was delivered as a lecture for the...
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