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Photo: Fabiane Lange

...is a concert organist, church musician, chamber musician, (sometimes carillonneur), and currently a fanatical fan of antique Northern German organs.

 

Welcome to my website!

Whether it is information about me and my concerts, or photos and recordings of some of the organs I know and love, I hope you'll enjoy the time you spend here.

 

I'm seen here in front of the beautiful 16th century case of the organ built in 1962 by Ahrend and Brunzema for St. Martini Church in Bremen, Germany. This amazing instrument, where I practiced regularly for many of my years in Germany, has three manuals and 33 stops, mechanical action, and is tuned in Bach Kellner temperament.

 

 

 Happy May!  Some days it even acts like spring here in Holland, Michigan. 

I'm getting ready for my annual Tulip Time organ concert, featuring Dutch Organ music, and we're busy with all the end-of-the-school-year activities that a family with teenagers can expect.  Looking forward to some more traveling and concerts in the fall, and collaborations with both my trumpet-organ duo Great Lakes Duo, and my percussion-organ duo Thunder& Wind.  Plus a return of the Jazz Pipe Organ vs. Hammond Organ concert that Tony Monaco and I have done a few times now.  Check concerts for details (as they reveal themselves...)  This summer, I'l be in Seattle for the AGO national convention, as well as up in Northern Michigan, playing at the Lake Leelenau RV Park.  Yes, they have a pipe organ, and organ concerts.  Best summer gig ever!

If you haven't checked my Youtube channel, or my Instagram feed (i_luv_Schnitgers), you might like to.  Organ and nature pictures, plus sometimes the kids.  

Books read lately:  The Yellow House (Broom), The Shadow Lands (Kostova), Moon Tiger (Lively)

Music Learned lately: Dialogue of the Hummintbirds - Rachel Laurin, Sonata No 3- Jan Albert van Eijken, Pavane Hispanica - Sweelinck