Category Archives: Education/Information

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

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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Thayer Organ Organ Restoration Is Complete

Thayer Organ Organ Restoration Is Complete John Apple brought this to my attention, and I want to pass it on to you. The North Universalist Chapel Society houses this important organ, and this page of their website explains the detail … Continue reading

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Grand-daughter and Great Grandfather Found

“Thank you for the opportunity to acquire the score for Fantasia on My Old Kentucky Home by J E W Lord, who was my great-grandfather. While Googling his name, we came across your website and, with great delight, his composition. … Continue reading

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