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Posts tagged ‘Reynolds’

  The organ’s console isn’t the organ, as I have pointed out before. But it’s certainly a major part of the organ. This week, after six months of careful renovation at our shop and at the shop of one of our specialty suppliers, the organ console for the St. Joseph organ returned to its place […]

Together, new pipes and old will form a new chorus of sounds for St. Joseph’s Church.

Note: There comes a time in almost every organ project when the customer is wondering when they will see their organ again. Rebuilding an organ such as St. Joseph’s 1912 M.P. Moller organ is labor intensive and time-consuming. Besides all the big construction, each individual pipe from the old organ has to be assessed, cleaned, […]

Why is Music VITAL to Faith?

August 10th, 2012

Mankind desperately needs to bridge the gap between the rational and the spiritual…

The first order of business was to launch an educational effort in the renewing of worship.

The Night I Met Einstein

July 24th, 2012

Musicians, this is worth a read! http://www.rd.com/true-stories/inspiring/the-night-i-met-einstein/

Voicing a pipe organ is the process by which each pipe is taught to sing together as a stop, each stop is taught to sing together as a division, and each division taught to sing as an organ. The Rube-Goldberg mechanics of an organ are interesting and impressive, but the “black magic” happens in the […]

On Playing Bach

July 17th, 2012

“Remember that Bach is not idiomatic keyboard music, but an imitation of voices, instruments, or ensembles, and use the resources of the piano (organ?) ¬†accordingly.” -Ralph Kirkpatrick ¬† (1911-1984), American Musicologist and Harpsichordist

On Imitations

June 30th, 2012

“Blatant imitations lack integrity.” Alexandra Stoddard in “The Decoration of Houses”

A Reflection

June 12th, 2012

“Men can never look at the sun, except downwards, at his reflection in the things of earth. ¬† If he is reflected in a dirty puddle, he is still the sun…” -Mary Stewart in “The Crystal Cave”

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