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Articles from Vol. 58, No. 4, Fall

Clarence Eddy on American Organs
from MUSIC (April 1899): 615-19.Perhaps no other organist in the world has played on so great a variety of instruments, and in so many different countries, as Mr. Clarence Eddy of Chicago. His virtuoso career commenced in 1873, when he made a tour through...
From the CEO
Dear Members and Friends,We have the power of the real thing: Our support of the pipe organ in America is an authentic example of a fine truth. The hand-made instruments that we love, those from the past and those of today, are examples of the staying...
German-Jewish Organ Music: An Anthology of Works from the 1820s to the 1960s
Tina Frühauf, ed., German-Jewish Organ Music: An Anthology of Works from the 1820s to the 1960s. 133 pp. ISBN 9780895797612. Middleton, Wise.: A-R Editions, Inc., 2013. In his pioneering monograph of 1929, Abraham Idelsohn wrote that "Jewish music is...
Henry Kilgen, St. Louis Organbuilder
INTRODUCTIONHenry kilgen was a member of the well-known Kilgen organbuilding family of St. Louis, Mo. His father, Johann Georg Heinrich Kilgen, was born on March 19, 1821, in Durlach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, a village adjacent to (and now part of)...
In the Tracker 50 Years Ago
V. 9, N. 1, FALL 1964After a year-long series of pointed editorials penned by a no-nonsense President Donald Paterson addressing a very small, but very vocal, minority of disgruntled members who contributed nothing, but always found time to criticize...
Letters TO THE EDITOR
RECORDINGSThanks to my friend Michael Barone, I learned that I have been taken in by a near-fraudulent recording, to wit: Litany: Music for Organ by Carson Cooman, played (?) by Erik Simmons on CD Divine Art DDA 25116 (The Tracker Vol. 58, No. 3, Summer...
Lynnwood Farnam on American Organs
The great canadian-american organist Lynnwood Farnam was as much fascinated with the organ as an instrument as he was with its literature. It was said that he never passed a church that he didn't stop in to see what the organ was and to try to play it-a...
New Orleans Ohs Chapter
in march, carol britt played a dedicatory recital at St. John's Episcopal Church in Thibodaux on the 1893 Farrand & Votey recently rebuilt by Roy Redman. On June 8, Robert Zanca played a recital on one of the three organs built in New Orleans by...
Obituaries: ROBERT LORD
Robert Sutherland Lord, teacher, scholar, and organist, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014, at the age of 84. Lord received a BA in music from Dartmouth College, and MA and PhD degrees in music history under the supervision of Leo Schrade at Yale University....
Organ Building: Journal of the Institute of British Organ Building
Organ Building: Journal of the Institute of British Organ Building, vol. 13, 2013. IBO Publications Group, ed. 136 pp., softcover. ISBN 9780992737504. Bury St. Edmunds: IBO. 2013. ,£19.50. With this issue, Organ Building: Journal of the Institute of...
Organ Sermons
THE PROTESTANT REFORMATION BEGAN ON OCTOBER 31, I517, with Martin Luther's bold act of criticism, denouncing doctrinal policies of the Church and papacy. After fleeing from France to Switzerland, John Calvin thought Luther's reforms too conservative....
The OHS: What Comes Next?
We'll begin this letter as usual, with a quick review. Step back for a moment to the OHS Convention just held in Syracuse. We offer well deserved and generous thanks to convention chair Ryan Boyle and his committee of Will Headlee, Greg Keefe, Susan...
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