Category Archives: Education/Information

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

The Hollywood Theatre in Portland, Oregon

With a Pipe Organ, the Hollywood Theatre Goes Old-School The Hollywood Theatre in Portland, Oregon, “has been the concern of the Columbia River Theatre Organ Society, a volunteer organization formed in 1994 to preserve organs like the one at the … Continue reading

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Every Part of It Is Useful

“Hi, Michael and John! Just wanted you to know that the Yon Advent Suite I ordered is one of the most delightful musical pieces I have ever had. I have enjoyed it so much. It is wonderful to play, and … Continue reading

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In Memoriam of The Great War — World War I

In Memoriam of The Great War — World War I Because of recent news widely circulated in the USA regarding Americans who died in The Great War and who are buried in a French cemetery, I asked John Apple to … Continue reading

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Col Robert Barmettler 2012 Death Notice and Obituary

Col Robert Barmettler Died in 2012 I dealt with Col Barmettler after the death of his wife, Jeanne Shaffer, to publish her organ piece, Partita on Schmücke dich. He asked for no royalties and hoped only that I would publish … Continue reading

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St Theodulph: All Glory, Laud, and Honor

St Theodulph: All Glory, Laud, and Honor So many of you have bought and played Garth Edmundson’s Vom Himmel Hoch.html that I felt that I must restore this toccata on St Theodulph. It’s a lot like it in that it’s … Continue reading

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Dean Billmeyer and the Northrup Aeolian-Skinner

Minnesota Orch & Restored 90-year-old Northrup Organ Please watch and enjoy the short video of this uplifting story. If you know Dean, you must know how proud he is of this! The talent of the Minnesota Orchestra is undeniable, but … Continue reading

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Memories of Mary Gifford

Memories of Mary Gifford Cantique dAmour, Strang Wedding March, Nessler-Barrett Heavens Heard Him PDF, Hammann Rimembranza, Yon Paraphrase on a Christmas Hymn, Faulkes Madrigal, d’Antalffy Sportive Fauns, d’Antalffy Drifting Clouds, d’Antalffy Christmas Chimes, d’Antalffy Lullaby, Macfarlane Above are just a … Continue reading

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Memories of Steve Lawson

Memories of Steve Lawson As many of you know, Steve Lawson died last August. Should you be in the New York City area, the memorial service will be on Saturday, October 6, at 11 am. I would like to tell you of … Continue reading

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Remembering Robert Clark

Robert Clark Was Instrumental in ASU’s Organ Program You may remember that Robert (Bob) Clark died about a year ago. A group of his students has organized an event to honor him. He was a world-class teacher at the University … Continue reading

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Reprinting Items that Once Were Popular

“Michael, it wonderful that you are reprinting items that once were popular but have been out of print for a considerable time, making them available to a new generation of players.  The things I have ordered, both now and in … Continue reading

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