Category Archives: Church

Protected: How to Register a Hammond– Correctly

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Upcoming Programs

I have several things coming up. On October 26 and 27, I will be speaking for the NYU orchestras. Again, the programs will be in the Frederick Loewe Theatre. More info to come. On October 29, I will be participating … Continue reading

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Protected: Happy 122nd, Gracie!

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Protected: Freedom!

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Down Time

School’s out, but there’s much on my plate. This gets to be the heavy season for my Guild work, for one thing. Also, church isn’t out for the summer, and there is much to do there. But there is a … Continue reading

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Bach and Before!

Piano Recital! Central Church, this Sunday, 3 PM. Free! Visit [redacted] for more information. Click the image below for a PDF. [Update of January, 2016: nothing in this post is to be construed as an endorsement of any institution or … Continue reading

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Easter Music Program

Today, I gave a program for Adult Education at Central Presbyterian Church in Montclair. The theme concerned the music of Easter. I called the program “Singing the A-Word: The Music of Easter.” The computer–what else?–balked at the HDMI connection to … Continue reading

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Christmas

Christmas 2014 is continuing as I write this–we’re up to “five golden rings.” My tree is lit, and Mitch Miller has been whirling at 33-and-a-third for much of the morning. I haven’t sat on the sofa and wallowed in nostalgia, … Continue reading

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Transitions, Good and Bad

One hopes and prays for gracious transitions–whether one is on the way in or out, succeeding or being succeeded. In the last five years, I have had two outbound transitions that were marred with negativity by the newcomer. In both … Continue reading

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Hymn Tempos

Yesterday, the choir sang two Bach choruses: the Charles Winfred Douglas setting of O GOTT DU FROMMER GOTT, and “The Lord will not suffer,” Psalm CXXI, from Cantata 71. The Douglas arrangement is misleading, as the title screams THE CHORALES … Continue reading

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