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

Learn About Carl Rossini Diton

Learn About Carl Rossini Diton Carl Rossini Diton was born on October 30, 1886 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He studied music with his father, Samuel James Diton, followed by music study at the University of Pennsylvania, from which he received a … Continue reading

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It Will Be Fun to Try to Play It All Myself!

“Thanks. I look forward to receiving it. Β When I was at school, I used to accompany this piece on the piano as we had several good violinists who liked to play it. Β It will be fun to try to play … Continue reading

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Fantastic March to Faulkes’s Spring towards A Sweet Chariot in Perpetual Motion

February’s announcement contains my first restoration of that great Italian organist, Enrico Bossi, in his arrangement of the music of Paganini, the great violin virtuoso. Also included is the first of three by Richard Ellsasser and the first by a … Continue reading

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You Want Hymntunes or What?

You Want Hymntunes or What? I am working on a piece with these tunes shown below included. I will tell you that it was published by The Boston Music Company in 1944 so you know it’s legit. πŸ™‚ The subtitle … Continue reading

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Gatty Sellars and the Grand Organ Recital

Gatty Sellars and the Grand Organ Recital In 1915, Gatty Sellars began his return transcontinental recital tour in the United States. Since very few of us can remember this series of concerts, it is interesting to peruse a program from … Continue reading

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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.” β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” “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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