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St. Simons Island is a coastal community with roots that include coastal Indian tribes, the Spanish occupation, pre-Revolutionary War America as part of the original American colonies, and John and Charles Wesley preaching on this island…
Historical background The Old and Rare Books Department at the library of Vilnius Academy of Arts, Lithuania, stores a unique collection of drawings and prints depicting works of art (e.g., altars) dating from the latter part of the…
28th Texas Regional Carillon Conference The 28th Texas Regional Carillon Conference will take place October 22–23 at the University of Texas at Austin. Events include recitals by Austin Ferguson and Kimberly Schafer, a presentation by Alex…
Chester William Cooke Chester William Cooke, 86, died July 12 in Bath, Maine. He was born in Wallingford, Connecticut, on August 4, 1934, and was an alumnus of the Choate School, Wallingford, and the Loomis School, Windsor, Connecticut. He…
Five manuals? Are you kidding? Most organs around the world have two manual keyboards and a pedalboard. Three manual organs are common, as are “four-deckers,” especially in big cities, but organs with five manuals are rare. What on earth…
Further thoughts about rhythm In the very late 1960s and early 1970s, when I was first interested in the organ and listening to a lot of organ music, I had an LP recording of late-nineteenth-century French organ selections, pieces and…