Tag Archives: Marcel Dupré

Happy Birthday, Marcel Dupré!

Just this morning when I opened my email, I got a notification that today is Marcel Dupré‘s 126th birthday (May 3, 1886 – May 30, 1971) and it brought back memories of our trip to France, three years ago, and … Continue reading

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Memorization

After that last post about getting discombobulated over the page turns in Bach’s Great Eighteen Chorales, some people suggested that I just memorize the music. Dear People, do you know that it is going to take two concerts to play … Continue reading

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How much prep?

My last post generated a lot of discussion about the whole notion of poor pay being the reason for the organist shortage, especially considering the amount of preparation time required to play a church service. I suppose if you go … Continue reading

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McNeil Robinson, musician extraordinaire

This Sunday, the LCH Choir will be singing two anthems by McNeil Robinson, an acclaimed New York organist and improvisateur. We first met Neil when he came to Honolulu to dedicate the Beckerath organ at LCH in 1975. At that … Continue reading

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Wood, Dupré and Bach for All Saints

Today, November 1st, is All Saints Day, but at LCH we will move the feast to Sunday, November 6th, making it All Saints Sunday. Last week, Miguel Felipe and I did a switcheroo for the 8 am service. When I … Continue reading

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Allen’s Day

Today is Reformation and assistant choirmaster Allen Bauchle was honored at all services, 8:00 am, 10:30 am and tonight’s Vespers. Miguel Felipe said that in the two months that he’s been on board, Allen has been an invaluable asset behind … Continue reading

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Reformation Bach

For the last couple of weeks we have been working on music for the next Bach Vespers, which will take place on Sunday, October 30th, at 7:30 pm, the eve of Reformation. The two major choral works include Bach Cantata … Continue reading

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Marcel Dupré and his house organ

Over the weekend, Joey Fala and I have been working on the repertoire which will be performed at the July 9th PipeWorks, the educational outreach program of the American Guild of Organists, which introduces the pipe organ to young people. … Continue reading

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Isabelle Demers, diminutive dynamo

The last few days we have had a delightful houseguest, Isabelle Demers, concert organist, who is billed as a “diminutive dynamo” because of her small stature but virtuosic organ playing. She will give an organ recital tomorrow night, June 10th, … Continue reading

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Marcel Dupré, organist extraordinaire

When I was seventeen, I had the great fortune of going to Paris and studying with the French virtuoso, Marcel Dupré. Of course, at the time, I didn’t realize how lucky I was to have this experience, and even though … Continue reading

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