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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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Uh-oh: Organ ciphers!

cipher, cypher [ˈsaɪfə] (Music / Instruments) A defect in an organ resulting in the continuous sounding of a pipe, the key of which has not been depressed Yikes! When I came to teach an organ lesson on the Beckerath both … Continue reading

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