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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.

 

Hello readers - Happy summer!  Thankful for the vaccine and the returning of so many parts of life - we are enjoying church in person again, live concerts, eating in restaurants, and seeing the faces of friends and family again!

I'm looking forward to playing at the famous Methuen Memorial Music Hall outside of Boston on July 6 (a livestream, so check the Calendar page for a link), and am busy lining up live concerts for the fall and beyond - so exciting to be playing again for live audiences. 

My frequent collaborator, Brian Reichenbach and I have just released a new CD - Music for Organ and Trumpet in the 21st century.  So much cool repertoire and great pieces = can't wait for you to hear this.  Look here soon for a link to purchase, or follow links on our social media sites.  The great new name for our collaboration?  Great Lakes Duo!  Look for us on Facebook, if you're into that kind of thing...

 

 

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

 

Books read lately: Girl, Woman, Other (Evaristo), The Fifth Season (Jemisin), The Vexations (Horrock), Sabrina& Corina (Fajardo-Anstine), Symphony for the City of the Dead (Anderson)

Music Learned lately: Tu es Petra (Mullet), Variations on an Original Theme (Sandresky)