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Memories of Sparky

What is awe-inspiring and amazing about concert organists is that they can jump from organ to organ, and with seemingly little effort, can register their pieces and play with ease, no matter how different each instrument is, no matter the acoustic, … Continue reading

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The American Cathedral

I did not return from Bourges to my Paris hotel until nearly midnight, so I had a leisurely morning trying to repack my suitcase. We leave for Barcelona at 5:30 am tomorrow! This afternoon I met Andrew Dewar, organist, at … Continue reading

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The height of insanity

Nathan Laube: “Would you like to go up to the bell tower?” Kathy: “Sure, why not!” Little did I know that after Nathan led me up all the steps to the organ loft at the Cathedral of St. Étienne in … Continue reading

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Late night change of plans

If there was one thing I wanted to do while in Paris, it was to go to the Sunday mass and organ concert at St Sulpice, the church made famous by the book, The Da Vinci Code, and the church … Continue reading

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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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The 61st for the 60th

Today was the first official day of the Organ Historical Society convention, its 61st convention in this its 60th year since the founding in 1956. Its purpose is thus: The Organ Historical Society celebrates, preserves, and studies the pipe organ … Continue reading

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Digging out from under

People have asked me about my “vacation,” and I feel like saying, “I need a vacation from my vacation!” or “I need to come back to work to relax!” In a nutshell, during my 30 nights away from Hawaii: At … 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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Six down, twelve to go

Six of what? and twelve more? That’s six organ recitals today (plus a lecture on organ building in the Pioneer Valley), and twelve more recitals in the next two days at the Organ Historical Society Convention. I’m actually leaving the … Continue reading

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40th Anniversary booklet has arrived!

The last few days have been super busy for me, as I get ready to leave for Seattle, did the dress rehearsal today for tomorrow’s Iolani School chorus concert, and finished up the publicity for the 40th anniversary of the … Continue reading

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