Archives for December 2015

Ask Aunt Wilma – Previous Episodes

Dr. Wilma Jensen has been heralded as an outstanding recitalist, church musician and teacher. As Professor of Organ at Indiana University, among other schools, she has helped shape a generation of outstanding organists. Wilma will be honored at the 2016 Recital and Gala Benefit Reception on April 8, 2016, where she will receive the AGO Endowment Fund Distinguished Artist Award. Aunt Wilma will answer user-submitted questions in her new online column. Please enjoy the first installment below! Dear Aunt Wilma, In the Brahms Chorale #10 "My heart is filled with longing" in A Minor, how can the player keep the music interesting with the constant 8th note repetition in the left hand? Return to current episode … [Read more...]

Ask Aunt Wilma

Dr. Wilma Jensen has been heralded as an outstanding recitalist, church musician and teacher. As Professor of Organ at Indiana University, among other schools, she has helped shape a generation of outstanding organists. Wilma will be honored at the 2016 Recital and Gala Benefit Reception on April 8, 2016, where she will receive the AGO Endowment Fund Distinguished Artist Award. Aunt Wilma will answer user-submitted questions in her new online video column. Please enjoy the latest installment below! Dear Aunt Wilma, What kind of freedom do you think would be appropriate in the Adagio section of  Franck's Choral No. 3 in A Minor? Have further questions or discussion about this months' episode? What would you like Aunt Wilma to … [Read more...]

January 2016 TAO Cover Feature Article

Ladue Chapel Presbyterian Church, St. Louis, MO Schoenstein & Co., Benicia, CA By Jack Bethards "A dignified and churchly ensemble” described Ladue Chapel’s new Kilgen organ in the December 1951 dedication program. This was a special year for the St. Louis organ firm—its centennial. Author, organ consultant, and organist William H. Barnes was the re­citalist. Solo repertoire, although featured on the opening program, was clearly of minor importance in the full scheme of the church music program. This was a church organ. Hear the organ Not too many years later, church organists were being advised by the academic community that they were being short-changed with instruments that were caricatures—not much better than theater … [Read more...]