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You never know who you’ll run into …

This morning, I got a text message out of the blue while I was walking into St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Philadelphia: “Did I see you this morning from a distance? Will look for you at Girard tonight. Bruce” Surprise, … Continue reading

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My peeps!

This has certainly been a week of parties — social events three days in a row with organists! Wednesday was the luncheon with my former organ students, then last night I had dinner with organist Bruce Bengtson from Madison, WI, then tonight … Continue reading

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Mecca for Bach pilgrims

My shuttle to  Logan airport came 15 minutes early so in my haste to pick up my luggage, I left my fleece jacket at Edith Ho’s. In the lost and found department I have been hopeless on this trip. After … Continue reading

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New (to us) Gospel Acclamations

In the Lutheran liturgy, the Gospel Acclamation, once known as the Alleluia, comes right after the second reading and precedes the reading of the Gospel. Verses are appointed for the day, which are sung after the Alleluia refrain. Over the … Continue reading

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Our friend Bruce

Worshippers at the 10:30 service at LCH will probably recognize the name Bruce Bengtson from the Sunday bulletins. This Sunday the choir will be singing another of his Alleluias (Gospel Acclamation). Bruce has been organist and director of music at … Continue reading

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The Guest Book

One of the traditions we have in the Crosier household is that we always have guests sign our guest book. We actually started the book at our wedding 34 years ago and we’re now on volume 5! When someone comes … Continue reading

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Reger and Cornelius this week

There was a story about Max Reger (1873-1916) which I learned in graduate school and still remember to this day. In answer to a music critic, Reger wrote: “I am sitting in the smallest room of my house. I have … Continue reading

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Famous organists visit LCH

Sooner or later, nearly everyone gets to Hawaii. We’ve said that for family, friends, relatives, and organists.  We at the Lutheran Church of Honolulu are especially fortunate to have hosted some of the great organists of the world, and I’m … Continue reading

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