New French organ music, a guide (I)

New French organ music, a guide (I)

This year, 2022, is a César-Franck year.  The composer was born 200 years ago.  The nature and quality of his organ works opened then untraveled roads and set a new standard.  His influence was so great that he is considered the father of the modern French organ...
In memoriam Jan van Biezen

In memoriam Jan van Biezen

Jan van Biezen, hymnologist, musicologist, organ expert, and organist, passed away on Saturday 24 July, 2021 at the age of 94.  He was born on 22 April, 1927, in Wassenaar, studied math at the Rijksuniversiteit of Leiden (diploma in 1954) and organ with Adriaan...
The use of the organ in protestant church services between 1886 and 1938. Part 6: The use of the organ in protestant church services between 1886 and 1938. Part 5:  the position of the organist

The use of the organ in protestant church services between 1886 and 1938. Part 6: The use of the organ in protestant church services between 1886 and 1938. Part 5: the position of the organist

In this series the author treats various aspects of organ music in church services as these were discussed between 1886 and 1938 in Het Orgel.  In the first installment it was clarified that the year 1938 was chosen because in that year a new hymnal was published. ...