Category Archives: Church

Suitable for church use, worship services, preludes, postludes, communion, service music

Thanks for the Biggs Toccata

Thanks for the Biggs Toccata Thank you, and also thanks for keeping all this great music of do many outstanding 20th century American organist/composers alive. I found out about your music from a performance of Richard Keys Biggs’ Toccata on … Continue reading

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Celebration of One Hundred with Warren, Barton, Truette, Fricker, and More

It is May 2016, and this is my 100th announcement of newly restored organ music. Hurrah, I made it! From my friend, Joyce Robinson, Editor of The Diapason, I got the best idea for the theme of this announcement: “One … Continue reading

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Rare Gem of A Transcription

Thanks, Michael! I heard Tom Murray play this one at Woolsey and was quite taken with it. Playing the Sarabande to seat the mothers at my brother’s upcoming wedding. Thanks so much for having this rare gem of a transcription! … Continue reading

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A Smart P&P, a Little Rondo, a Festive Entrance, and Viva Valencia!

Greetings, everyone. How daunting it is to see that this is my 99th announcement. What will I do next month for the big 100? I must think of something really special. (Any ideas?) April’s pieces span many years and styles, … Continue reading

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Widor Project by Angela Kraft Cross

Widor Project by Angela Kraft Cross I received this announcement for those in the area of Carmel Valley, California. It sounds really interesting, and I hope someone will post a review. Greetings from Monterey Bay to those who love organ … Continue reading

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The Lyric Trumpet Is A Winner

“Greetings Michael. I played The Lyric Trumpet after the Mass this morning. It was very well received. Comments such as “beautiful” and “regal” were voiced. So a winner with that at St Peter’s in Cardiff!” —United Kingdom

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Derry Air, Texas Impressions, Holberg’s Time, and Batiste’s Easter

St Patrick’s Day is fast approaching, and I’ve found an easy piece for you to start March’s selections. There are two suites offered this month, and they contain pieces which may be played alone as well as part of the … Continue reading

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How Does One Choose Music for Restoration?

How Does One Choose Music for Restoration? I received this email, and I wanted to answer it on the blog so that everyone might see it. It brings out several points that should be addressed. Of course, I welcome your … Continue reading

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Vox Humana, English Suite, Beethoven’s Ruin, and Drdla’s Souvenir

Greetings! At this time, the snow and ice in Charlotte are retreating; they say that when the melting is this slow, the remaining snow is simply waiting around for the next batch. February’s selection represents wide variety in styles and … Continue reading

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A Symphonic Scherzo, 3 Adagios, 4 Kreislers, and a Weasel

Greetings, and Happy New Year, 2016! For some, it’s good riddance to 2015 and optimistic thoughts for the rest of 2016. For others, this year portends doubts and worry. Either way, organ music will improve life! My January offerings are … Continue reading

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