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Articles from Vol. 61, No. 2, 2017

Ex Libris
Articles of Interest"Art in Organs and an Organ in Art: Gray & Davison at the 1862 Exhibition" (David Shuker), Organists' Review (December 2016): 44-47."Aristide Cavaillé-Coll et Joseph Merklin à Rouen" (François Ménissier), Bulletin Association...
From the Chair
By the time this column sees print, it will almost be time for our 2017 convention in the Twin Cities, Minnesota. Have you registered yet? Our annual conventions are the best way to experience the close community surrounding the pipe organ, to spend...
In THE TRACKER: 50 Years Ago
IN WHAT HAD by now become a tradition that was carried through until recently, the feature article in the Spring issue was the upcoming convention travelogue. The 12th annual convention for the Tri-City area of New York (Albany, Troy, Schenectady) was...
Letters TO THE EDITOR
MAHARAJAH OF MYSOREThank you for including the pictures of the Maharajah of Mysore, India, and the console of his 1908 Wirsching organ (Winter, 2017, p. 43). I was acquainted with the man who installed that organ, and several times heard him tell about...
Minnesota's First Aeolian Organ
William a. jones (1859-1931) was a nationally prominent neurologist and one of Minnesota's pioneer physicians. The son of a St. Peter, Minn., druggist, he graduated from the medical college of the University of the City of New York in 1881 and, after...
Minutes
ORGAN HISTORICAL SOCIETYMINUTESORGAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY BOARD OF DIRECTORSOCTOBER 18, 2016CALL TO ORDERA regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Organ Historicol Society was colled to order by Choir Christopher Marks of 8:03 p.m. EDT by teleconference...
Obituaries: JAMES A. WOOD
JAMES A. WOOD of Concord, N.H., died Sunday, October 16, 2016, at the age of 90. He was born on Nantucket Island February 8, 1926. After graduating from Nantucket High School, he studied at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Mass., majoring in organ...
Opus Lists
OPUS LISTS are essential tools of the organ historian. At its most basic level, a list records an organ's location and date of construction or completion, and the number of organs produced by a builder. As a slightly more thorough work, the list might...
Reaching Out!
Dear Friends,Recently, I addressed members of the Philadelphia AGO Chapter. Each January they convene at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church for "January Jumpstart," an all-day event that presents wonderful music making, workshops, and announcements of programs...
Round Lake Organ
ON JANUARY II, 2017, U.S. SECRETARY OF the Interior Sally Jewell announced the designation of 24 new National Historic Landmarks. The National Historic Landmarks Program recognizes historic properties of exceptional value to the nation and promotes the...
The Aeolian Pipe Organ and Its Music
IT WILL SOON BE 20 YEARS since The Aeolian Pipe Organ and Its Music was published by the Organ Historical Society. This landmark volume has been out of print for so long that copies now sell for more than $500. A second edition, revised and greatly expanded,...
The Round Lake Auditorium Organ
ON JANUARY 11 of this year, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced the designation of the Davis & Ferris organ in the auditorium at Round Lake, New York, as a National Historic Landmark. This is an exceptional and exciting development...
The Vogelpohl Company: Midwestern Pipe Organ Builders, 1890-1921
At the turn of the 20TH century, two enterprising businessmen established a pipe organ company in New Ulm, a town of largely German heritage in southwestern Minnesota, with a population in 1890 of about 3,750. The firm served a large portion of the upper...
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