Monthly Archives: June 2014

Dretzel Premiere, 2011

This is the program I played at Tabernacle Presbyterian Church, Indianapolis, in October 2011. It constituted the American premiere of the Dretzel Divertimento, contextualized in organ music of the surrounding cultures. (In the original verbiage, below, I say “probably” the … Continue reading

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Dretzel Project

I have added a new page to my website. I call it The Dretzel Project. Have a look. The conversation will continue. Also, here is a link to an article that mentions my thesis. I contacted Professor Stauffer, as we … Continue reading

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Halloween ’13

This post was first published on One Traveler on October 30, 2013. Halloween Thirteen was a big success at Central Presbyterian Church. Mind you, we didn’t officially call it that; I just note that there’s a little rhyme to be … Continue reading

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Organ Anniversary

The following post first appeared on One Traveler on September 22, 2013–the thirty-fifth anniversary of my first “go” as a liturgical organist. It has been very slightly edited. Thirty-five years ago today, September 22, 1978, I played the organ for … Continue reading

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Boston AGO

Just back from the Boston AGO convention. I’ve published a few pieces about the experience–which was great–on my public Facebook page. Please visit it, and give me a like! I’ll be writing some reviews this week, and will let you … Continue reading

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Sweelinck and van Eyck

This piece first appeared on One Traveler on October 10, 2013. Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621) is an old friend. I played one of his pieces— Onder een linde groen —for my master’s recital in Chicago, November 1994. Meanwhile, Ann Harrington … Continue reading

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Taps, Cuts, Rolls, Crans…

Or, my first steps in Irish flute music. Rambling Prologue To play the recorder, one should become familiar with the standard “English” (also confusingly called “baroque” and “modern”) fingering in C and in F. One should get comfortable with soprano … Continue reading

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