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November/December 2020

Composer, choir director and BBC presenter James Whitbourn adds musical animateur at an Oxford college to his portfolio; how Mander Organs’ last major project transformed Waltham Abbey’s ailing J.W. Walker organ into a sleek, vibrant instrument; the Goldberg Ensemble Gdańsk uncovers a rich archive of Polish baroque music; and what is the argument for the use of the tremulant in J.S. Bach′s organ music?

Plus, chamber organs in the workshop of Orgelbau Goll; the addition of local dance rhythms brings a rustic earthiness to a renaissance Mass from Mexico; Paul Spicer trains young singers in the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir; what Stephen Tharp learned about Vierne’s symphonies from the organ in Saint-Sulpice; Pia Rose Scattergood’s folding, unfolding for organ; David Hill revisits Christmas anthologies in our choral clinic; paying tribute to the Canadian harpsichordist, organist, and early music pioneer Kenneth Gilbert; and our guide to organ and choral competitions in 2021.

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