Tag Archives: McNeil Robinson

Beautiful historic churches in Philadelphia

This morning we visited five historic churches in Philadelphia, some dating as early as 1761. The first three took place in Roman Catholic parishes, although in the first church, services are only held a few times a year. Organist Matthew … Continue reading

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To those we love but see no longer

Today Jason Anderson, second Director of the Compline Choir (Seattle), posted the above picture on Facebook, reminiscing about Peter Hallock’s 85th birthday party celebration on November 21, 2009. Jason wrote: Six years ago, the stars aligned and I was privileged to … Continue reading

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Continuing the tradition

Maybe you’ve seen this picture shared around the internet lately, with the question, “Have you ever just stopped and realized that if you hadn’t met a certain person, your entire life would be completely different?” For sure, when I met … Continue reading

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Home at last!

It was another adventure coming home from the Organ Historical Society convention 2015, and because my flight was leaving Boston early in the morning, I decided to leave one day before the convention ended. Lucky for me, I was able … Continue reading

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Remembering Neil

In this week leading up to the anniversary of the Beckerath organ, I can’t help but think that there were three important people forty years ago who are no longer with us: Rudolf von Beckerath, Carl Crosier and McNeil Robinson who … Continue reading

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In loving memory, McNeil Robinson

In the last week, this blog has received numerous hits while searching for “McNeil Robinson,” who died on May 9, 2015. Here is what the American Guild of Organists posted on its website: McNeil Robinson 1943-2015 The American Guild of … Continue reading

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Lives touched by others

Today, Jason Anderson posted James Weaver‘s obituary from the WYDaily.com, the local newspaper from Williamsburg, VA. You may recall from my last post about necrology, that Jim’s name was the last name read Sunday night at Compline, and that his death was … Continue reading

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An extraordinary Hallock Tribute

Last night’s extraordinary Hallock Tribute concert was absolutely over the top and both Peter Hallock and Carl Crosier would have been over the moon! I would have to consult the thesaurus to describe all the highlights of this concert: exceptional, fantastic, … Continue reading

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3rd choice is not 3rd rate!

Many people know that when it came time to fill the position of Kantor at the St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, Johann Sebastian Bach was not the town council’s first choice. The city’s leaders originally wanted Georg Philip Telemann, then … Continue reading

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A needle in a haystack

a needle in a haystack something that is almost impossible to find because it is hidden among so many other things For weeks now, I have been looking for something — something I was pretty sure I had, but I … Continue reading

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