Author Archives: Michael Johnston

All Hollow’s Eve on a IV/77 Schantz

All Hollow’s Eve on a IV/77 Schantz I am pleased to share Jim Roman’s performance of Robert Leech Bedell’s “All Hollow’s Eve” on the Grace Presbyterian Schantz. It’s a lot of fun and Jim does an outstanding of communicating the … Continue reading

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A Letter from William Faulkes

A Letter from William Faulkes Here is a letter that we received from Robert Glick. The circumstances of his receipt of this letter by Faulkes from 1899 is given below the transcription. I and John Apple have endeavored to transcribe … Continue reading

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So Many of these Wonderful Pieces Available

“Dear Michael, I received the music. Thanks for the quick delivery and for making so many of these wonderful pieces and arrangements available to us.” —Pennsylvania, USA  

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New Recording of Johnston’s Forest Vesper

Edward F Johnston’s Forest Vesper (Nocturne) Edward F Johnston (photo above from 1919, 5 years after this music was published) was not a relative of mine. Let’s get that one out of the way. I have, though, been drawn to … Continue reading

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Backstory and Poem Are Helpful for Performer

“Thank you for your email. I received the music in today’s mail. I’m amazed at the speed and quality. The backstory to the music and poem really help to increase the accessibility of the work.” —New York, USA

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Of the Father’s Love, Ropartz’s Varied Theme, Faulkes’s Carillon, and Federlein’s Grand Choeur Militare

Oh Boy, for November’s offering, I have chosen four pieces that absolutely have to please everyone! The Candlyn Divinum Mysterium was the most requested piece of 2016-17. I offer the only recording I could find, and that is John Apple … Continue reading

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Delighted with Music by Frederic Wood

“I am delighted to tell you that the music that I ordered from you by Frederic Wood arrived during this past week whilst I was away on holiday playing the organ in the Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey. It … Continue reading

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James Hammann Plays Kinder’s Toccata in D

James Hammann Plays Kinder’s Toccata in D I am pleased to share a great performance by Jim on the organ above, the 2014 rebuild and enlargement of Aeolian-Skinner, Op 894 (1932) by Schantz. The organ is in the chapel of … Continue reading

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Marche Champetre by Boex Played at Sanfilippo

I was recently reminded that Aram Basmadjian recorded Marche Champetre many years before I got around to restoring the music. He played this fun rustic march on the enormous organ in the theatre at Jasper Sanfilippo’s Victorian Palace. I am … Continue reading

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Halloween Is Coming Soon

“Thank you so much for your help in getting this order out quickly. I’m playing the Danse Macabre with a colleague of mine for a Halloween organ concert, and I’m doing a solo of the Fugue in F minor (the … Continue reading

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