Category Archives: Education/Information

Books, articles, techniques, methods describing how to play, compose, and arrange for the organ

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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Why Should I Buy Your “Restored” Music?

“They say that the best things in life are free.” “They also say that you get what you pay for.” ——————————————————————— “OK, Smart Guy … Why should I buy your “restored” music when I can download stuff for free, that’s … Continue reading

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Surprisingly Large, but Somehow Kept Out of Sight

The History Behind the Shelton High School Pipe Organ I love interns. Rachel Philipson, intern for the Shelton Herald, put this article together about a forgotten and abandoned organ. Yes, interns have the creativity and willingness to write about topics … Continue reading

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Festival Prelude on Ein’ Feste Burg

Festival Prelude on Ein’ Feste Burg I have begun work on restoring organ music by William Faulkes, as some of you know by playing his Paraphrase on a Christmas Hymn (“O Little Town of Bethlehem”). I wanted to start with … Continue reading

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Neglect of British and American Concert Organ Music

Neglect of British and American Concert Organ Music One essay by Dr Wolfram Syré in his blog on Contrebombarde.com, “The Barde,” was kindly brought to my attention by Steve Schlesing. The full title is too long for a good headline, … Continue reading

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Karl August Haupt by Everett Truette

Karl August Haupt by Everett Truette Everett Truette was a prolific writer on many aspects of music and musicians. I have restored some of Truette’s music, and this month I restored Haupt’s Two Canons on a Choral Theme in the … Continue reading

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An Interview with Paul Jacobs

An Interview with Paul Jacobs Here is an interview with Paul Jacobs by Parker Ramsay from July 27. There are photos and videos throughout the text. My thanks go out to Edward Peterson who recommended this for the blog.  

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Chautauqua, Here We Come

Organ Concerts A Celebration of the Organ’s Survival Here is a story that will make you feel good about what’s doing in Chautauqua. I’m especially proud that Jared has chosen to play some of the music that I’ve restored (Dawn … Continue reading

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Man-made versus Reproduced Music

The Menace of Mechanical Music From Appleton’s Magazine from 1906, I present some of the most impressive prognostication of all time. Children are naturally imitative, and if, in their infancy, they hear only phonographs, will they not sing, if they … Continue reading

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The fight to save New York’s historic Erben Organ

The Fight to Save New York’s Historic Erben Organ There’s not much to the video part of this story from CBSN, but it is a powerful story about our heritage and the musical and religious history of New York City. … Continue reading

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