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Elgar’s Sursum, Sellars Cantilene, Macfarlane’s Joyful Song, Mendelssohn’s Nocturne, and Crawford’s Intermediate

It’s September and that might be “Back to School” time for you, but for me it’s time for two transcriptions and two original organ compositions. In addition to the four pieces, I am announcing the restoration of the third of … Continue reading

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Truette’s Hymnus, Garth’s Elfin Dance, Jean’s Romance, and Fred’s Doodle

Greetings! At least here in the American South, the Heat is still among us. I hope the four pieces that I am announcing will make your August a little brighter, no matter where you live. ORGAN SHEET MUSIC 1. HYMNUS, … 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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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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Cavatina, Offertoire, Swan, and Suite – December’s New Titles

Greetings, everyone. December is a busy month for many organists, so I have selected for you three easy-to-learn pieces and one that will take some work. I have a recording for only one of these, so I hope that someone … Continue reading

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Nalle Is Nice

Re: Billy Nalle’s Alles Was Du Bist: “Thank you, the Nalle piece was very nice. All the best!”—Sweden

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Theatre Organ Studies, The Distant Land, The Bohemian Girl, and The Titanic

As promised for September, I am pleased to present a transcription of the once-popular “Bohemian Girl” by Michael Balfe. I am also happy to bring back the entry from Schirmer’s Scholastic Series on theatre organ technique. I hope you’ll visit … Continue reading

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Becker’s Third, Smart’s Variations, Roy’s Christos, & Lord’s Kentucky

Greetings, everyone. June’s pieces represent many different styles of organ music. There is the structure of the Third Sonata by Rene Becker and the conservative beauty of Henry Smart’s Choral Variations. There is the lush sentimentality of Roy Perry’s Christos … Continue reading

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