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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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A Consolate Duet, a Chiming Cradle Song, Sellars’s Nymphs, and Wood’s Downs

For May, I am offering a recording with *each* of these four restored organ pieces. Thank you to everyone who plays these pieces and spreads the word about worthy organ music from our past, but special acknowledgement must go to … Continue reading

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Prelude in D, Sicilian Fantasy, Elmore’s Night Song, & Teddy Bears Go on a Picnic

Greetings, blog readers. I have restrained my love for marches in March this year and offer only one, but it’s really popular. Also, look for another in my attempts in gaining some attention for the music of Robert Elmore (composer … Continue reading

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The Carmex Organ near Milwaukee (video)

Music Lover Builds Theater Pipe Organ in Unlikely Place In Franklin, Wisconsin, we have a small progress report on this theatre-organ-in-a-factory, a factory that makes lip balm. “It’s the personal passion of Carma Laboratories president Paul Woelbing, who loves the … Continue reading

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Sunset at the Abbey: New Recording

New Recording of Sunset at the Abbey Earlier this month, Karen Hite Jacob and John Apple played an organ concert on the Zimmer Organ in Belmont Abbey in Belmont, North Carolina. They played several of the pieces I publish (Thank … Continue reading

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