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We did this!

Thanks to the miracle of the Internet and Facebook, I was able to catch a glimpse of my former student, Joey Fala, at the Yale commencement ceremonies held last week as he was granted a Master of Music degree in … Continue reading

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Absolutely magnificent!

Tonight was former student Joey Fala’s final graduate recital at Woolsey Hall, Yale University, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master of Music degree. Being here has been the greatest thrill of my life, as it must have … Continue reading

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Sunday at St. Paul’s

Chills ran up and down my spine as I sat in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on the Green, in Norwalk, CT, where former student, Joey Fala, is the Organ Scholar.  For me hearing him play a liturgical service, masterfully improvising … Continue reading

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Popping up again!

Every so often, I have the feeling that Carl Crosier is trying to prod me into not forgetting him, not that THAT would ever happen. I already wrote about Derek Chester‘s sending me the article from the San Francisco-based examiner.com, … Continue reading

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Organists I know in TAO

I finally got a chance to sit down and read the December 2014 issue of The American Organist (also known as TAO) and a few names jumped out at me. The first one which caught my eye was the picture … Continue reading

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Five concertos in one night!

The usual scheme of concert programming is to schedule one concerto on a single program. But for the opening of the Boston 2014 American Guild of Organists, we heard FIVE organ concertos in one sitting, and all FIVE played stunningly … Continue reading

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Endangered species

Over the weekend, there was an article published by the Kansas City Star which has been widely shared among organists: “Pipe organs soar, but number of players dips.” According to the article, the number of college organ students is shrinking, despite … Continue reading

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All-American Sunday

This week at LCH we’re going all-American: the choir will be singing music by Randall Thompson (1899-1994) and I’ll be playing organ music by Gerald Near (b. 1942). Most people associate Randall Thompson with his famous “Alleluia” — an unaccompanied … Continue reading

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