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Specifications, Lakewood Presbyterian Church, Lakewood, Ohio, Charles M. Ruggles Pipe Organs


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Specifications, St. John's Episcopal Church, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Letourneau Pipe Organs

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John Gottschall Residence, Germantown, Pennsylvania, John Kaye Gottschall

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Our Lady Star of the Sea, Grosse Pointe, Michigan, Karl Wilhelm Inc.


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Specifications, More Photos, St. John United Methodist Church, Augusta, Georgia, Dobson

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Poughkeepsie Reformed Church, Poughkeepsie, New York, Schantz

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Specifications, St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Port Washington, New York, Berghaus


cover Charles Villiers Stanford: Man and Musician by Jeremy Dibble
One of Britain's most gifted and productive composers, Stanford (1852-1924) is perhaps best known for his church music, but he was also an eminent symphonist, songwriter, and author of many fine choral works. Cosmopolitan, ambitious, and pragmatic, he was untiring in his efforts to advance the cause of British music during its renaissance at the end of the nineteenth century, promoting the music of his contemporaries, and the many pupils he taught at Cambridge and the Royal College of Music.

cover Ernst Von Dohnanyi: A Song of Life by Ilona Von Dohnanyi, James A. Grymes (Editor)
Ernst von Dohnanyi (1877-1960) was one of the most highly respected musicians of his time. He was a virtuoso pianist, composer, and conductor who brought international prominence to Hungarian music. From a young age Dohncnyi enjoyed an international prestige that brought him into contact with such 19th-century masters as Johannes Brahms and Eugene d'Albert. Dohnanyi's technique and interpretive skills as a pianist and conductor are legendary. He is also remembered as the composer of masterpieces for piano, chamber ensembles, and orchestra. As a teacher and administrator, Dohnanyi was responsible for the training of an entire generation of musicians in Hungary, and for helping to shape the country's musical culture. After World War II, Dohnanyi's career suffered when he was falsely accused of being a Nazi sympathiser. Although he was eventually able to disprove the allegations, rumours would continue to follow him. In 1953, at the age of 76, Dohnanyi returned to international prominence with a triumphant 're-debut' at Carnegie Hall. This is an English-language biography of the musician. Written by Ilona von Dohnanyi, Dohnanyi's widow, it presents a unique perspective. The first half of the book relates Dohnanyi's public life through 1937 as a great musician who brought international prominence to Hungarian music through his own unparalleled success as a virtuoso pianist, composer, conductor, and pedagogue. The second half recounts the demise of Dohnanyi's career after World War II, when he was falsely accused of being a Nazi sympathiser and his triumphant return to performing late in life.

cover Exploring Twentieth-Century Vocal Music: A Practical Guide to Innovations in Performance... by Sharon Mabry
The vocal repertoire of the twentieth century--including works by Schoenberg, Boulez, Berio, Larsen, and Vercoe--presents exciting opportunities for singers to stretch their talents and demonstrate their vocal flexibility. Contemporary composers can be very demanding of vocalists, requiring them to recite, trill, and whisper, or to read non-traditional scores. For singers just beginning to explore the novelties of the contemporary repertoire, Exploring Twentieth-Century Vocal Music is an ideal guide.L Drawing on over thirty years of experience teaching and performing the twentieth century repertoire, Sharon Mabry has written a cogent and insightful book for singers and voice teachers who are just discovering the innovative music of the twentieth century. The book familiarizes readers with the new and unusual notation systems employed by some contemporary composers. It suggests rehearsal techniques and vocal exercises that help singers prepare to tackle the repertoire. And the book offers a list of the most important and intereting works to emerge in the twentieth century, along with suggested recital programs that will introduce audiences as well as singers to this under-explored body of music.

cover The First Golden Age of the Viennese Symphony by A. Peter Brown
The first volume to appear in the five-volume magnum opus of A. Peter Brown, this work sets a new standard for writing about the symphonies of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert. Now a single source provides up-to-date overviews of the status of research, former or present questions of attribution, discussion of stylistic traits, background material on the musical context of composition and early performances, as well as samplings from the early reception of works that we now call classics.

cover A Guide to Piano Music by Women Composers by Pamela Youngdahl Dees
Designed as a practical reference guide for professional pianists and piano teachers, A Guide to Piano Music by Women Composers, Volume I, is an annotated catalogue of the available piano music in print composed by 144 women born before the 20th century. The work also features biographies and extensive bibliographical information for each composer. Arranged alphabetically by composer into categories including single works, collections, and anthologies, the music is also described in terms of grade level, genre, mood, style characteristics, and technical requirements, and ranges in difficulty from late elementary to virtuoso concert repertoire. As far too many teachers, students, professional musicians, and audiences are unaware of the contributions made by women in music, and of the beauty and merit of their specific compositions, this reference work provides an invaluable addition to the current literature.

cover The Ministry and Mission of Sung Prayer by David Haas


cover My Father by Peter Bartok


cover Percy Whitlock, Organist & Composer by Malcolm Riley


cover Performance Practice of the Instrumental-Vocal Works of Johann Sebastian Bach by Karl Hochreither, Melvin P. Unger, Penny Hutchins Paquette


cover Playing with History : The Historical Approach to Musical Performance by John Butt
Why do we feel the need to perform music in a historically informed style? Is this need related to wider cultural concerns? In this challenging study, John Butt sums up recent debates on the nature of the early music movement, calling upon a seemingly inexhaustible fund of ideas gleaned from historical musicology, analytic philosophy, literary theory, historiography and theories of modernism and postmodernism. He develops the critical views of both supporters and detractors, claiming ultimately that it has more intellectual and artistic potential than its detractors may have assumed.

cover Practicing Perfection: Memory and Piano Performance (Expertise, Research and Applications) by Roger Chaffin, Gabriela Imreh, Mary Crawford


cover Prokofiev--A Biography: From Russia to the West 1891-1935 by David Nice
Since 1991—the year that marked both the fall of the Soviet Union and the centenary of Sergey Prokofiev’s birth—a new assessment of the renowned composer’s life and work has become both possible and necessary. In this engrossing book, David Nice draws on a remarkable range of previously unexamined sources to present that reassessment. The book follows Prokofiev’s personal and musical progression from his childhood on a Ukrainian country estate to the years he spent traveling in America and Europe as an acclaimed interpreter of his own works. Nice sheds new light on Prokofiev’s early years at the St. Petersburg Conservatoire, his departure from Russia in 1918 for what he thought would be a short tour of America, and his marriage and family relationships. He considers the music of Prokofiev’s years in the west (long dismissed by Soviet musicologists as decadent work weakened by the composer’s absence from the motherland), moving from the lyricism of his St Petersburg years to the fresh simplicity of his early Soviet scores. Nice also examines the complex reasons which led Prokofiev to move his family to the Soviet Union in 1936. A second volume will cover Prokofiev’s life from this period to his death in 1952.

cover The Spirituality of the Psalms by Carroll Stuhlmueller (Editor)
The psalms offer a harmony to life and a rhythm that keeps us peacefully in tune with the intense fervor of life. In The Spirituality of the Psalms, Carroll Stuhlmueller, C.P., looks at the structure of the psalms to explain how they can have bearing in our lives today. He describes how we can apply the psalms to our spiritual lives and integrate the psalms in the Church's prayer life and ministry. The Spirituality of the Psalms is the last work of Stuhlmueller which was uncompleted upon his death in 1994. He had completed a first draft of all but two chapters, 12 and 13, which Timothy Lenchak, S.V.D., added from Stuhlmueller's commentary Psalms 1 and 2. The completed text was then edited, revised, and updated by Carol Dempsey, O.P., who did so with care so as not to lose Stuhlmueller's "voice" and "hand" in the text.

cover Stravinsky and Balanchine: The Journey of Invention by Charles M. Joseph
Igor Stravinsky and George Balanchine, among the most influential artists of the twentieth century, together created the music and movement for many ballet masterpieces. This engrossing book is the first full-length study of one of the greatest artistic collaborations in history. Drawing on extensive new research, Charles M. Joseph discusses the Stravinsky-Balanchine ballets against a rich contextual backdrop. He explores the background and psychology of the two men, the dynamics of their interactions, their personal and professional similarities and differences, and the political and historical circumstances that conditioned their work. He describes the dancers, designers, and sponsors with whom they worked. He explains the two men's approach to the creative process and the genesis of each of the collaborative ballets, demolishing much received wisdom on the subject. And he analyzes selected sections of music and dance, providing examples of Stravinsky's working sketches and other helpful illustrative materials. Engagingly written, the book will be of great interest not only to music and dance historians but also to ballet lovers everywhere.

cover Study of Orchestration, Third Edition by Samuel Adler
The third edition of this high successful orchestration text follows the approach established in its innovative predecessor: Learning orchestration is best achieved through familiarity with the orchestral literature; this familiarity is most effectively accomplished from the music notation in combination with the recorded sound. The text has been revised to reflect the most informed reactions to the first and second editions, as well as Professor Adler's revisions. For comprehensiveness, conciseness, and contemporaneity, The Study of Orchestration remains without peer.

cover Temperament: The Idea That Solved Music's Greatest Riddle by Stuart M. Isacoff
Involving mathematics, philosophy, aesthetics, religion, politics, and physics, Stuart Isacoff 's Temperament invokes the tone of a James Burke documentary. However, the focus is not on a modern invention, but rather a modern convention: that of tuning keyboards so that every key is equally in tune--and equally out of tune. With the existing literature tending to bog down in mathematical theory or historical tuning methods, Isacoff bravely attempts to make this seemingly arcane topic interesting to the general reader. He distills the mathematics and music theory into their simplest essences, and draws apt analogies from the everyday. He also generously peppers the text with the quirks and escapades of its more flamboyant central characters; the relevance of the information is often tenuous at best, but Isacoff has obviously done his homework, and he can be forgiven some frivolity. Less forgivable is his neglect of "well-temperament." Namesake of Bach's masterful collection of 24 pieces (one each in all the major and minor keys), the well-tempered keyboard liberated composers from the howl of badly tuned keys in the way equal temperament did, while preserving the distinct quality of each key. It was a pragmatic and aesthetically rich solution that captivated composers and theorists for decades. Yet Isacoff reserves less than two pages for its description. (Perhaps he deliberately overlooked the topic since it doesn't fit well with his casting of equal temperament's opponents as rigid, dogmatic, and impractical.) Despite its flaws, Temperament is an accessible guide to a fascinating topic seldom discussed outside musical circles. Though the book may not invigorate hard-core theorists, the amateur musician, armchair scientist, history buff, or plain old curious can glean plenty from it. The advent of digital keyboards--some of which can be tuned to historical temperaments at the flip of a switch--makes this an ideal time for the topic to be rejuvenated.

cover The Mastery of Music: Ten Pathways to True Artistry by Barry Green
A private lesson with the masters: The groundbreaking author of The Inner Game of Music reveals ten qualities shared by the world’s most successful musicians, from Leonard Bernstein to Bobby McFerrin, that make them truly great. The Inner Game of Music, the breakout hit that became a standard primer in the music world, has taught thousands of musicians—professionals and amateurs alike—how to overcome self-consciousness and stage fright and to recapture a youthful, almost effortless capacity to learn. Now, in his follow-up book, The Mastery of Music, Barry Green turns his expert hand to the artistic qualities that make an extraordinary musician. He culls advice from dozens of interviews with legends including Joshua Bell, Dave Brubeck, Jeffrey Kahane, Bobby McFerrin, Christopher Parkening, Doc Severinsen, Frederica von Stade, the Harlem Boys Choir, and the Turtle Island String Quartet. As bassist Barry Green discovered in these dialogues, it’s not enough to have a cerebral and emotional connection to the notes; musical excellence requires a mastery of these ten unique qualities of the soul and the human spirit. Green organizes this ineffable virtuoso quality that the greats possess into ten characteristics, such as confidence, passion, discipline, creativity, and relaxed concentration, and discusses specific ways in which all musicians, composers, and conductors can take their skills to higher levels. He carefully incorporates all instruments and techniques in his rejuvenating discussions, inspiring the stifled student to have fun again and the over-rehearsed performer to rediscover the joy of passionate expression. Essential reading for every musician, The Mastery of Music strikes a beautiful new chord.

cover How to Be a Successful Choir Director by John Bertalot


cover Repertorium Orgelmusik : Komponisten, Werke, Editionen : 1150-1998 by Klaus Beckmann



Concertato on All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name (6-PACK) Edited by Gwyn Michel. Arranged by Hal H. Hopson. Sacred choral octavo (SATB). 12 pages. Published by Warner Brothers. (GCMR9808) 6-PACK includes six original copies of this piece.
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Praise to the Lord, the Almighty By Hal H. Hopson. For Voices: 2 mixed voices (SB), descant, assembly. Instruments: 4 handbells. Organ. Level: easy. 9 pages. Published by GIA Publications. (G-4352)
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Concertato on "We Know That Christ Is Raised" (6-PACK) Performed by Hal H. Hopson. Edited by Gwyn Michel. Sacred choral octavo. 12 pages. Published by Warner Brothers. (GCMR03566) 6-PACK includes six original copies of this piece.
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Festivalof Lessons And Carols Choral Score (satb) Performed by Hal H. Hopson. Edited by Gwyn Michel. Extended choral work. 92 pages. Published by Warner Brothers. (GB9710)
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Festival Of Lessons And Carols Orchestration Performed by Hal H. Hopson. Edited by Gwyn Michel. Extended choral work. 516 pages. Published by Warner Brothers. (GB9710A)
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I Want Jesus to Walk with Me (6-PACK) Edited by Gwyn Michel. Arranged by Hal H. Hopson. Sacred choral octavo (SATB). 12 pages. Published by Warner Brothers. (GCMR9810) 6-PACK includes six original copies of this piece.
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Praise to the Lord, the Almighty By Hal H. Hopson. For Voices: 2 mixed voices (SB), descant, assembly. Instruments: 4 handbells. Organ. Level: easy. 9 pages. Published by GIA Publications. (G-4352)
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Silent Night (6-PACK) By Franz / arr. Hruby, Dolores Gruber. For Voices: SATB, optional assembly. Instruments: Brass quartet (2 trumpets in B< or C, 2 trombones) (instruments required). Organ. Level: easy. 7 pages. Published by GIA Publications. (G-4852) 6-PACK includes six original copies of this piece.
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The First Day of the Week By John McIntyre. For Voices: SAB. Instruments: String quartet (2 violins, viola, cello) (instruments optional). Keyboard accompaniment. Level: easy. 6 pages. Published by GIA Publications. (G-5115)
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Lord, Send Out Your Spirit: Psalm for Pentecost (6-PACK) By C. Alexander Peloquin. For Voices: Cantor, assembly, optional SATB. Instruments: Brass quintet (3 trumpets in B<, 2 trombones), percussion (high-hat, suspended cymbal) (instruments optional). Organ. Level: easy. 10 pages. Published by GIA Publications. (G-5526) 6-PACK includes six original copies of this piece.
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Christ Has Called Us to New Visions / Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service (6-PACK) By Richard Proulx. For Voices: SATB, assembly. Instruments: Brass quintet: 2 trumpets (Bb or C), horn in F (or trombone substitute), trombone, tuba; and timpani. Organ. Level: easy/medium. 14 pages. Published by GIA Publications. (G-4220) 6-PACK includes six original copies of this piece.
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Gather the Faithful and Lord of All Hopefulness (6-PACK) By Jeremy Young. For Voices: SATB, assembly. Instruments: Violin, percussion (finger cymbals, tambourine) (instruments optional). Keyboard accompaniment. Level: easy. 9 pages. Published by GIA Publications. (G-4435) 6-PACK includes six original copies of this piece.
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Holy God, We Praise Thy Name, Concertato on (6-PACK) By Brian Zuar. For Voices: SATB, assembly. Instruments: Brass quartet (2 trumpets in B< or C, 2 trombones), timpani, 6 handbells (or orchestral chimes) (instruments required). Organ. Level: easy. 10 pages. Published by GIA Publications. (G-5328) 6-PACK includes six original copies of this piece.
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Aeolian Sonata-Organ By D. Locklair. Published by Subito. (493000930)
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cover One of a Kind: Music of Johann Sebastian Bach
On this CD:
1. Toccata and Fugue for organ in D minor, BWV 565
2. Chorale prelude for organ ("Herzlich tut mich verlangen"), BWV 727
3. Chorale prelude for organ ("Valet will ich dir geben"), BWV 736
4. Prelude and Fugue for organ in E minor ("Cathedral"), BWV 533
5. Chorale prelude for organ ("Erbarm dich mein, o Herre Gott"), BWV 721
6. Chorale prelude for organ ("Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend"), BWV 709
7. Prelude and Fugue for organ in E minor ("Wedge"), BWV 548
8. Chorale prelude for organ ("An Wasserflüssen Babylon"), BWV 653b
9. Work(s) [Unspecified] O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig
10. Passacaglia and Fugue for organ in C minor, BWV 582

cover Bach: Organ Works, Vol. 4: Foreign Influences
On this CD:
1. Concerto for solo organ No. 2 in A minor (after Vivaldi Op3/8) BWV 593
2. Toccata, Adagio, and Fugue for organ in C major, BWV 564
3. Trio sonata for organ No. 2 in C minor, BWV 526
4. Prelude and Fugue for organ in A minor, BWV 543
5. Fugue for organ in B minor (on a theme by Corelli), BWV 579
6. Prelude and Fugue for organ in C major, BWV 547
7. Fugue for organ in G minor ("Little"), BWV 578
8. Fugue for organ in G major (spurious), BWV 577
9. Concerto for solo organ No. 5 in D minor (after Vivaldi Op3/11) BWV 596
10. Prelude and Fugue for organ in G major, BWV 541
11. Trio sonata for organ No. 1 in E flat major, BWV 525
12. Alla breve for organ in D major, BWV 589
13. Concerto for solo organ No. 1 in G major (after Duke Johann Ernst) BWV 592
14. Toccata and Fugue for organ in D minor ("Dorian"), BWV 538
15. Fantasia and Fugue for organ in C minor, BWV 562
16. Fantasia for organ in G major, BWV 572

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