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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 - Here we are, spring 2021, and we're all slogging through this pandemic best we can.  It was great fun to play a 100th birthday concert for a favorite composer of mine, Margaret Sandresky - alive and well in Winston-Salem, NC, where she tuned in to hear it!  Check my concerts page for the link to watch. 

I'm also looking forward to an outdoor concert during Tulip Time this year with a few musician friends (trying to make lemonaid from lemons...), and playing this summer on the iconic Methuen Memorial Hall organ in Boston in July. 

Otherwise, just trying to get through the school year, and keep energy going on various projects.  One is finishing a very exciting CD with trumpeter Brian Reichenbach - in the editing stages as we speak!  Details to come... 

 

 

Also, 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)