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

Goodbye, Organist Entertains

Radio 2 Axes The Organist Entertains after Almost 49 Years Here is sad news for listeners of this long-running radio program. Nigel Ogden is the current host, succeeding Robin Richmond. I have placed a link on my website to the … Continue reading

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Martin Luther and His Famous Cradle Song

Martin Luther and His Famous Cradle Song The carol “Away in a Manger” had its earliest known publication in the “Children’s Corner” section of the Chicago-based journal The Christian Cynosure on March 2, 1882. The anonymous two-verse poem was under … Continue reading

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This Attractive Short Number

Holiday Musings on Advertising Seen on the back page of a Theodore Presser organ piece from 1914: This Attractive Short Number will be found suitable for numerous special occasions in church work. Although quite simple, it can be made very … Continue reading

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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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