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Browne’s Meditation, Nevin’s Ewing Fantasia and Autumn Memories, and The Continental

October’s pieces were all selected by John Apple, and he has chosen a group that I never would’ve thought to put together. For me, each piece offers something interesting that the others don’t have. I offer the stories of each … Continue reading

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A Celtic Melody, Divinum Mysterium, a Royal Approach, and the 1812

For September, I offer three easily playable pieces and one that would challenge the finest organist. There is an interesting history behind each one, and I encourage you to visit each page to read about them and, for two of … Continue reading

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Becker’s Chapel, Ropartz Bells, Nevin’s Silver Clouds, and Stoughton’s Arabian Nights

It has been very hot this year, earlier than usual, and so I chose four selections that cannot be described as “hot.” All of these are either atmospheric or programmatic and so fit Michael’s Music Service’s idea of specializing in … Continue reading

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An Irish Legend, A Holy Night, A Special Star, and A Sentimental Meditation

An Irish Legend, A Holy Night, A Special Star, and A Sentimental Meditation May’s pieces are an assortment that I think you will like. Two of them tell a story that everyone can enjoy, one is based on a hymntune, … Continue reading

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Listening to the Ballet Egyptien Played on the Organ

Listening to the Ballet Egyptien Played on the Organ I posted on January 1 the page with the restoration of Fred Feibel’s arrangement of Luigini’s classic suite, Ballet Egyptien. I could not find a recording of Feibel’s arrangement, so I … Continue reading

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Summer Fancies, Vodorinski Three, Toy March, and Prometheus Creatures

Greetings, everyone. September’s offerings include a last fling of Summer (and it’s not The Last Rose of Summer), a March of the Toys, and a transcription of Beethoven’s Creatures of Prometheus. The most unusual item, though, is a set of … Continue reading

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Pearce Pieces, Italian Songs, Sellars Lamb, and Incredible Trouble

Greetings, everyone. The four selections for May have as much diversity as you could imagine. There are transcriptions of famous instrumental music, Italian hymns and patriotic songs, and a beloved spiritual. NOTE ON SHIPPING OUTSIDE THE USA. I now have … Continue reading

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March Mauro-Cottone Melodies, Eccentric Edmundson Epiphany, & Cuthbert’s Crazy Caprice

After more than a year of working on the restoration of the two volumes of Mauro-Cottone’s music, I am proud to announce it for March. If you don’t know about him, I hope you will read the capsule biography (link … Continue reading

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February Love in A Deep River while Dancing to a Chromatic Sonata

The good news is that for February, I am really pleased to share three recordings of the four pieces with you. Many of you have written to me that hearing a piece is an important part of deciding whether you … Continue reading

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Jesse Crawford’s Advanced Organ Course Reprinted

Jesse Crawford’s Advanced Organ Course Reprinted For the fourth time (!) I have had to reprint this important organ book of technique and style. For those who had to wait about two weeks for delivery, I have apologized and given … Continue reading

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