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Musicians promoting themselves through recording

Beautiful historic Strasbourg, France with its towering gothic cathedral, beautiful historic center and lush countryside is home to a very important pipe organ built in 1741 by the renowned Johann Andreas Silbermann. a member of the great Silbermann family of … Continue reading

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Simon Thomas Jacobs at St. Columba’s Church

April 16, 2012 Simon Thomas Jacobs played a recital Flentrop Pipe Organ at Saint Columba’s Church in Washington, DC. The recital consisted of works by Bach, Buxtehude, Purcell, Coxsun, Hindemith and Viitala. Simon is Fellow in Sacred Music at Christ … Continue reading

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Robert McCormick gives a narrated tour of the Schoenstein Organ at Saint Paul’s Parish K Street

January 28, 2012 Saint Paul’s Parish K Street has one of the finest music programs in all of Washington DC and is blessed with a fabulous Schoenstein Pipe Organ, several excellent choirs and their Music Director, Robert McCormick, who is … Continue reading

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Midnight Interview with Peter Conte at the Wanamaker Organ

November 25, 2011 Over Thanksgiving I was back in Philadelphia and it was great to see old friends again. After visiting with Curt Mangel at his favorite watering hole we both walked over for the midnight opening of the store. … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Christmas Sing Along at Longwood Gardens

November 24 & 25, 2011 Well this past Thanksgiving was a bit different. We “went out” for dinner. Little did I know that I would enjoy a truly excellent dinner within 3 feet of the recreated Aeolian Console at Longwood … Continue reading

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Sunday in the Octave of All Saints at Church of the Advent

Novemember 6, 2011 The Church of the Advent in Boston The Advent’s musical tradition has been renowned for generations. Drawing on the resources of a region rich in world-class musicians, the Choir offers a varied repertoire performed to the highest … Continue reading

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Mark Dwyer demonstrates the Hook Organ at The Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston

November 4, 2011 After a day of business meetings in Boston I took a cab to the South End to meet some old friends at the Catholic Cathedral and make an audio blog of the E. & G.G. Hook & … Continue reading

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Days 5 & 6 recording on the Silbermann Organ at Saint Thomas Church, Strasbourg

In this audio blog Ann Elise Smoot and Fred Teardo talk about the Andreas Silbermann in St Thomas’s Church, Strasbourg. We talk about how they picked their music for their CDs given that Andreas Silberman built organs that had both … Continue reading

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Day 4 discovery of unknown 4-manual Cavaille Coll with a wooden 32-foot Bombarde

September 20, 2011 After laying down at 4am my alarm went off at 6am. I had an early train to the town of Nancy which is about an hour and 20 minutes from Strasbourg. I met Johann Vexo at the … Continue reading

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Day 3 Recording Ann Elise Smoot on the Silbermann Pipe Organ at Ebersmunster

September 19, 2011 Today I headed over the St. Thomas Church in Strasbourg to make some final arrangements at the church for the recording the pipe organ. I left Fred instructions as to how to get into the church so … Continue reading

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