Category Archives: Education/Information

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

Sorabji’s Second Symphony in Iowa

8-hour Concert to Inaugurate Voxman’s New Organ Many of you already know of Kevin Bowyer’s interest in the obscure composer, Kaikhosru Sorabji, and you will be pleased that Kevin is bringing his Second Symphony to life in its entirety on … Continue reading

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Organ Pump Revisited

This Organ Shakes Up Oberlin Mark Blanchard sent me this great article from The New York Times about a tradition at Oberlin, the monthly Organ Pump. See my first post of it from 2014. The article here contains an interesting … Continue reading

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Staccato Touch on the Organ

Staccato Touch on the Organ Take a look at organist education in 1931 in context of the instruments from that time. While organists should always listen to the responsiveness of the organs they are playing, it is of interest to … Continue reading

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Preserving A Legacy

You are providing a fantastic service.  There are organ pieces I have been looking for for many years.  I had found a few of them, but the copies were so beat up I couldn’t read them. It seems that once … Continue reading

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The Felgemaker in Mount Zion Baptist

The History of One of Asheville’s Oldest Pipe Organs Read Timothy Burkhardt’s brief and interesting article on the history of the Felgemaker in Mount Zion Baptist in Asheville, North Carolina. The last two paragraphs tell a story with which we’re … Continue reading

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New Capsule Biography for Ralph Kinder

New Capsule Biography for Ralph Kinder John Apple finished a new short biographical sketch for Ralph Kinder. I am including it in the upcoming restoration of his “Aphrodite.” I am posting it on the Biographies page where you can read … Continue reading

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You Never Know Until You Ask

You Never Know Until You Ask In his research, John Apple went about finding information on the composer of “Cascades in the Sunlight,” recently announced by Michael’s Music Service. Well, he got some terrific information in a very helpful response … Continue reading

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Lew White’s Christmas Carol

Lew White’s Christmas Carol While rummaging for Christmas organ music, John Apple came across this little gem of “A Christmas Carol.” Originally a four-disc set from 1941, he found it on an LP reissue. I had not heard this side … Continue reading

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Marilyn Oakes Plays Thayer’s Fugue

Thayer’s Sonata II, Fugue on “America,” Marilyn Oakes Watch this fine performance of the Fugue on “God Save the Queen,” which is known to Americans as “America.” It’s from Eugene Thayer’s Sonata II, and it has had a life separate … Continue reading

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The Organ in Madison Square Garden

A New Sound for the Winter Seasons Here’s a story of a new Roland organ in one of the largest and most visible arenas in the United States. Just think of the thousands who will hear this live organ sound … Continue reading

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