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Articles from Vol. 60, No. 3, Summer

About the Cover
IN THE AFTERNOON OFJUNE 28, those who attend the OHS convention will hear a recital at Bryn Athyn Cathedral, the episcopal seat of the General Church of the New Jerusalem, in Bryn Athyn, Pa. The organ was designed by Charles Kegg of Kegg Pipe Organ Builders...
A. Cavaillé-Coll: Mode Demploi, Jean-Marc Cicchero
BOOK A. Cavaillé-Coll: Mode d'emploi, Jean-Marc Cicchero. Bagneux: Éditions Obcd Visuel, 2014. 152 pp., 106 illustrations. ISBN 9782952034319. Available from Infoline@obcd-visuel.com, euro60 + euro16.50 postage. This lavish, oblong book (8V2" by 12")...
Anton Gottfried: Supplier to the Trade
MUCH OF WHAT WE KNOW about late 19th- and early 20th-century American organbuilding is found in ephemera, those bits of history created for the moment and then discarded: price lists, autographs, advertising, certificates, trade cards, and dozens more.Were...
Atlantic City and the Ideal Organ
AUTHOR'S NOTEThis article was written in 1985 after a visit to Atlantic City undertaken for the purpose of supporting the nomination of the Convention Hall Organ to the National Register of Historic Places, and specifically, to the list of National Historic...
Bruhns & Scheidemann Organ Works
CD Bruhns & Scheidemann Organ Works, Bine Bryndorf, organist. Dacapo SACD6.220636. I can't seem to work up a great deal of fascination for the music of Heinrich Scheidemann, but I've been enamored of every surviving note of Bruhns's organ works,...
EndNotes
Leonard MacClain "Melody Mac" (18991967), one of [Philadelphia's] foremost piano and organ soloists,1 shown at the keyboard of the "Photone," radio's newest musical instrument, as he will play it when the instrument is heard over the ether waves for...
Ex Libris
The Art of Tuning: A Self-Guided Manual for Piano Tuning, Design, Action Regulation, and Repair from mid-i9th-Century France, Claude Montai, trans. Fred Sturm. Piano Technicians Guild Foundation. 452 pp. Available from 4444 Forest Avenue, Kansas City,...
From the Chair
Writing these columns always feels like putting a message in a time capsule: I'm writing this at the end of April, but by the time you read it, the summer will be well under way. It's not a significant time lapse, but enough that my perspective now is...
IN THE TRACKER: 50 Years Ago
LATE DELIVERY OF THE TRACKER had long been in a pattern that would continue for decades, which in this case permitted the cover story review of the late-June Cape Cod convention. The headline proclaimed the attendance for this eleventh convention (102)...
Lynnwood Farnam on American Organs
HASKELLGrace Chapel, East 13th St., New York City. C.S. Haskell, 1907, [III/40]. Very poor and cheap both tonally and mechanically. Terrible.First Baptist Church, Philadelphia. By C.S. Haskell, 1900. One long row of stop-keys (white on, black off). Some...
Stokowski's Aeolian Passacaglia
Bach's Passacaglia is in music what a great Gothic cathedral is in architecture- the same vast conception-the same soaring mysticism given eternal form. . . . The Passacaglia is one of those works whose content is so full and significant that its medium...
The Aeolian-Skinner Organ of St. Andrew's Cathedral Hawai'i's Largest Organ
ONE OF AMERICA'S OLDEST CATHEDRALS stands at Beretania Street and Queen Emma Square in downtown Honolulu, the land having been donated by King Kamehameha IV in 1886. His beloved Queen Emma was baptized soon after the first Anglican Bishop, Rev. Dr. Thomas...
Transforming STEM to S-T-E-A-M!
Dear Friends,Education-one of four principles cited in the OHS mission statement. I began thinking of this with some urgency a few years ago. How do we best develop a future audience for the pipe organ? Probably not by "preaching to the choir." Perhaps...
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