The Diapason August 2013 Newsletter

August 26, 2013


From the editor

Welcome to THE DIAPASON E-News.

This issue contains news on the deaths of Douglas Rafter, Portland, Maine's longest-lived municipal organist, and John Schantz, musician and organbuilder. 

We also report on a new book in honor of Joan Lippincott, and on new recordings by Olivier Latry, Colin Lynch, and Cicely Winter.

There is also information on new pipe organ installations by John-Paul Buzard Pipe Organ Builders and by the Rieger Organ Company.

To read the news stories below, click on the link in the headline highlighted in color.  That takes you to the full text on our website. From there, you can also link to additional information about the story. 

Our newsletter sponsor this month is Orgues Létourneau Limitée. Their organ at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, is the cover feature of the August issue of THE DIAPASON. Clicking on the ads will take you to their website.

Send a free sample copy of THE DIAPASON to a student, colleague, or friend.  Just contact me by e-mail or phone, and I will be pleased to send the current issue.

Joyce Robinson

Editorial Director



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Joyce Robinson