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The organ of Notre Dame Cathedral

My long-time friend, Edith Ho, formerly of the Church of the Advent in Boston, passed along this video of the recently-rebuilt organ at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is interested … Continue reading

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Discovering Hallock anew

Last night I had dinner with Michael Kleinschmidt and Marc Aubertin, who are in Hawaii on vacation. You may recall that the first time I wrote about them was in my post “A break from Bach,” in which I recounted their visit to our … Continue reading

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The peace may be exchanged

Okay, I am an admitted political junkie, and can’t get enough of watching the debates, talk shows and news about the presidential race. This morning, though, for once I was grateful for the two-hour respite without partisan bickering as the nation paused … Continue reading

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Vibes from E. Power Biggs

Probably the most famous organist ever was the legendary E. Power Biggs, who made a name for himself and the pipe organ through his many recordings. For me, I had an E. Power Biggs LP record of Bach organ works (Do … Continue reading

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Three old friends

It was January 14, 2015 when I attended a board meeting of Early Music Hawaii that I first suggested the name Dana Marsh to conduct a concert here. It was actually Peter Hallock who told us about Dana years and years ago — Dana was one … 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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Saving the best for last

Well, this has been an incredible week, and you must know that we only scratched the surface of all the events and activities that were presented here in Boston at the American Guild of Organists national convention. Altogether there were … Continue reading

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Not your typical congregation

Tuesday morning was the opening convocation at the Boston 2014 American Guild of Organists convention and as about 1800 of us organists and choirmasters gathered at the Church of the Holy Cross, I couldn’t help but think that this was … Continue reading

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We are in Boston!

We had to get up at the ungodly hour of 3:30 am (!) in order to make our plane to Boston, which left Portland at 5:55 am. We are staying in Newton Centre with our good friend, Edith Ho, who … Continue reading

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Recorders galore

Look at the gigantic bass recorder!! On Sunday morning, Carl decided to go to Church of the Advent for their 11:15 service which precluded his attendance at the BEMF concert at 12:30 pm. That meant that I had an extra … Continue reading

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