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Sneak preview

Today, more than four months before my concert date of October 30, 2016, I played through my program before an audience of two: Scott Fikse, who will conduct a small chamber choir to sing the four-part chorales, and Todd Beckham, … Continue reading

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Another day at the AGO Boston (marathon)

Carl decided to sleep in this morning so I came into Boston from Newton Centre all by myself. (You have to give me credit, as I am directionally-challenged!) One great perk of this American Guild of Organists convention is that … Continue reading

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The importance of note accuracy

I spoke to a former student today, who had attended both of my Bach concerts, and she made a remark about my performance: How do you get such a high level of note accuracy? I didn’t hear any wrong notes! … Continue reading

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Practice means playing perfectly!

A couple of months ago I received an invitation to become a subscriber (read “sponsor”) for a book about my former organ teacher, Joan Hult Lippincott, and I was happy to send in my contribution, with the promise that I would receive … Continue reading

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Amazing coincidences

Sunday, January 8th was the Baptism of Christ and I programmed two settings of “Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam” by J. S. Bach. They were both from a collection called “Clavierübung” or “keyboard practice,” which is sometimes referred to … Continue reading

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Chance encounters of the close kind

One of the really great things about attending the Boston Early Music Festival is the sometimes chance meetings we have with people with whom we have made music. Two nights ago we were coming out of Jordan Hall from a … Continue reading

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Six concerts in one day!

Today at the Boston Early Music Festival I signed up to go to an organ mini-festival at Wellesley College. We have not gotten back to Newton Centre until after 11 pm for three nights in a row now so getting … Continue reading

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