Category Archives: Education/Information

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

Wesley C Dudley Dead at Age 85

Wesley C Dudley Dead at Age 85 Below is the obituary for the great patron of the organ who died a few days ago. Pictured above is Mr and Mrs Wesley C Dudley, as you hear it on every episode … Continue reading

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The Race to Repair Chautauqua’s Massey Memorial Organ

The Race to Repair Chautauqua’s Massey Memorial Organ I haven’t seen much notice about this excellent article from June 22 about what’s going on with the repairs to the organ at Chautauqua, so I’m drawing attention to it here. It … Continue reading

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Not Unduly Griegesque

Not Unduly Griegesque I present a review for your historical enjoyment from 1921. It’s for Joseph Clokey’s “In a Norwegian Village.” The reviewer was not aware of the tune’s being known in Norway and instead tried to create a link … Continue reading

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Closely Resembles a Little Tune from Childhood

“I was instantly captivated by listening to In a Norwegian Village and immediately purchased it. My beloved stepfather was Norwegian and the theme of Clokey’s piece very closely resembles a little tune from childhood that he would sometimes hum. Maybe … Continue reading

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Nevin’s Sketches of the City in New Recording

Nevin’s Sketches of the City in New Recording Gordon Balch Nevin felt strongly that the average person could relate more to program music than to absolute music. This is, of course, not what we were taught in school! Way back … Continue reading

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With Best Wishes of R S Stoughton

With Best Wishes of R S Stoughton This was a “Professional Copy,” as you can in the image. This means that this music was given away to someone in the hope that they would play it or even record it. … Continue reading

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Yon’s Complete Organ Works Recording

Yon’s Complete Organ Works Recording I got this great news from a customer in Italy, and I wanted to share it with you. It’s time for this! Hi Michael. First of all thank you for your wonderful work for organ … Continue reading

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Mauro-Cottone Autograph on Choral Music

Mauro-Cottone Autograph on Choral Music Imagine the surprise when John Apple found this and multiple copies of it in the choral library at his new position at St Michael’s Anglican Church in Charlotte. Melchiorre Mauro-Cottone wrote choral music in addition … Continue reading

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2018 l’Organo Schedule Announced

L’Organo Recital Series 2018 Hear Ye! Hear Ye! The great organ series in Charleston, South Carolina, is now announced for your elucidation and pleasure. I’m not sure if we (michaelsmusicservice.com) will exhibit there, but we may come just to meet … Continue reading

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Are We All Hiding Under A Bushel?

Where Have All the Organists Gone? Most of us have heard that it is becoming harder to find organists. If a church or temple offers very little in salary and benefits, that is surely a guarantee that this will continue. … Continue reading

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