Category Archives: Education/Information

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

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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Not Sure What to Do About Cannons in the Church

“I sent my first order in the other day. I really hadn’t browsed your site much; I get so much email some things just fade into the clutter. But I really liked your transcriptions and in fact am thinking about … Continue reading

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1812 Requested

“Hello Michael, I’ve been hoping you would soon get the transcription for organ of the 1812 Overture. And so you have!!!!! Thank you.” —Oregon, USA

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Stay Challenged with New Music

“It was a joy to find these transcriptions of great music that I can present on the organ! I think some of these may be a challenge, but I think it is important to keep myself challenged with new music … Continue reading

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Michael Stairs Dead at Age 72

Michael Stairs Dead at Age 72 You know the old saw that unpleasantries come in lots of three? So soon after the death of the great organ patron, Wesley C Dudley, comes the death of the friendly and extremely talented … Continue reading

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