Saville organ gets repaired and the pistons can be used!

Saville organ gets repaired and the pistons can be used!

Last week, Bill from Midwest Organ Systems visited my home and repaired my Saville organ. As a result of the repairs, I am now able to use the four pre-programmed pistons. For the non-organists reading …

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Pipe Organ Spooktacular with P.D.Q. Bach

Martin Ott, Op. 110 installed in First Presbyterian Church, Ypsilanti, Michigan

Last Sunday, my husband and I attended the Pipe Organ Spooktacular put on by the Ypsilanti Pipe Organ Festival. There were 10 organists – all students from the University of Michigan. The concert was centered …

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Learning Helmut Walcha’s chorale prelude of Herzliebster Jesu, was hast du verbrochen

Herzliebster Jesu, was hast du verbrochen choral prelude

At my last lesson, I was assigned Helmut Walcha’s chorale prelude of (or is it on?) “Herzliebster Jesu, was hast du verbrochen”. One English translation is “Ah Holy Jesus, How Hast Thou Offended.” When Michael …

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Why I’m still going to wear my organ shoes

My cat Buster with my OrganMaster organ shoes

Today’s post is about organ shoes. If you are not aware that [most] organists where special shoes referred to has organ shoes, check out this postĀ for more information on them. I currently have two videos …

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My Faith Has Found a Resting Place with my cat (video)

My cats like to watch me practice the organ. We have 3 cats, but Kilala is that cat that spends the most time with me on the organ bench. Back in September of 2013, I …

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April 2014 Organ Lesson and my first YouTube video

Last Saturday, my organ lesson did not start out very well. It felt disastrous to me! I choose to start with the hymn, “At the Name of Jesus”. I felt nervous performing for Michael. I …

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