Tag Archives: Aeolian-Skinner

Baccalaureate time

One of my students is playing for the upcoming baccalaureate service for Sacred Heart Academy, a Catholic all-girls school here in Honolulu, and asked me to help her with organ registration. It was the first time I had ever been … Continue reading

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Change is in the air

Tonight as I was reading my email, I came across the weekly listing of events for St. Andrew’s Cathedral and was surprised to read my name there! On May 8 at 7:30 pm, next week Friday, in the Cathedral, will … Continue reading

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Old tricks vs. something new

Last night I received a phone call from the organist of Kilohana United Methodist Church, where I will be the guest organist in a couple weeks. I asked her if the organ had multiple memory levels so that I could set … Continue reading

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Handicapped!

Are organists the only musicians who never know what to expect when they have to perform on their instruments? I can’t tell you the number of times I have come to the church and found something not working on the … Continue reading

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Getting away with murder

1. Lit. to commit murder and not get punished for it. Don’t kill me! You can’t get away with murder! 2. Fig. to do something very bad and not get punished for it. That guy always gets away with murder—just … Continue reading

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A litany of saints

St. Theresa . . . St. Christopher . . . St. Clement . . .  St. Andrew. No, I’m not reciting a random list of saints — this is the list of churches for which I have been asked to … Continue reading

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Guessing . . . and groping

It was just about ten days ago that I found out that I was one of four organists who were asked to play the prelude for John McCreary’s funeral service. To say that I was flattered and honored is an … Continue reading

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A visit to the past

A couple of weekends ago, when we were in the Los Angeles area, we used the GPS on my iPhone to give us directions from St. James Episcopal Church to a restaurant in Burbank where we wanted to eat. And … Continue reading

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