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What is a tracker organ?

Forty years ago, the Lutheran Church of Honolulu sought to revitalize its music program, beginning with the purchase of a mechanical action organ — a tracker organ — altogether unique and unprecedented in Hawaii, in a classic design made by … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day dinner

Yesterday on Facebook, I posted pictures of my Valentine’s Day dinner for the Merry Widows: Margaret Lloyd, Gloria Faltstrom, and Betsy McCreary. Missing from our “group” was Nyle Hallman, who could not make it this time. If you are not … Continue reading

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The art of head bobbing

Just two days ago, I was contacted about playing the organ at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Kailua this Sunday because their organist/choirmaster had resigned unexpectedly. But not only will I play their tracker organ — I was asked if … Continue reading

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Working out on the Walker

Yesterday I went early to St. Christopher’s to practice after our usual Saturday morning walk of 5 miles. Little did I realize I was going to have another workout — but this time on the J. W. Walker tracker organ! … Continue reading

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