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A week of calm before the storm

Last week was a week of calm for me since I wasn’t able to teach any organ lessons — the reason being was that we hosted organbuilder Hans-Ulrich Erbsloeh from Hamburg, Germany and his colleague, Bernharndt Becker, while they replaced … Continue reading

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Unscripted

Some of life’s best moments are unscripted — if you tried to plan these things in real life, they wouldn’t have worked out so well or with such great timing. Such a moment happened during the Christmas Day service, my … Continue reading

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‘An ordinary Sunday service’

In many ways, yesterday’s 10:30 am service was just an ordinary Sunday at the Lutheran Church of Honolulu. It being the Fourth Sunday of Advent, the service was preceded by our Sunday School children’s presentation of the Jesse Tree, which … Continue reading

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Replaced by technology?

With the church organist shortage situation reaching critical mass, I guess it was just a matter of time before someone would come up with a technological solution. When I was sick with stomach flu a couple of weeks ago, apparently … Continue reading

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Aloha, Patricia Chamberlain (1926-2012)

On Wednesday night, I and a few other folks from LCH attended the Spring Concert of St. Andrew’s Priory choirs conducted by our own Naomi Castro, with Carl Crosier, accompanist. Randy Castello (one of the LCH tenors) turned to me and … Continue reading

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An embarrassment of riches

During the Easter season at the 10:30 service, the choir has been singing Gospel Acclamations by Aaron David Miller, which have trumpet, organ and bells for accompaniment. Our resident trumpet player, Allen Bauchle, has been playing along on all the … Continue reading

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Soooo many notes!

Here’s a YouTube version of the Sinfonia I played for the prelude at the 10:30 service — this performance is by Nikolaus Harnoncourt. I think we played it faster! Well, another Holy Week and Easter are in the books, and … Continue reading

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Vivace! photo album

A picture is worth a thousand words! so I am displaying the following photos taken by Dave Miyamoto & Co. Photography at last Saturday night’s fundraiser for the Oahu Choral Society, honoring Carl Crosier. Copies of the photos are available … Continue reading

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Carl Crosier’s Night

Last night was the Vivace! fundraiser for the Oahu Choral Society, a night in which the musical accomplishments of Carl Crosier were honored and celebrated. Held at the Honolulu International Club, the theme was Monte Carlo — and it was fun … Continue reading

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Elijah Rock

Tomorrow the offertory anthem will be the spiritual, “Elijah Rock,” a piece in a new genre for the LCH Choir. It was written by Moses Hogan (1957-2003), an African-American composer who published over seventy choral anthems and who tragically died … Continue reading

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