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July/August 2021

In the July/August issue of Choir & Organ, the organist and musicologist Natascha Reich launches a new series exploring historic pipe organs in Peru; we celebrate the life and work of the Lutheran composer and organologist Michael Praetorius 400 years after his death; how musical director Hilary Campbell kept members of Bristol Choral Society motivated and rehearsing through lockdown; and inside the workshop of Dobson Pipe Organ Builders.

Plus, a joint collaboration by Flentrop Orgelbouw and Nicholson & Co. will see a major restoration of the Cavaillé-Coll organ in Manchester Town Hall; how Slovenia has nurtured one of Europe’s most vibrant and durable choral scenes; Daniel Moult assesses Elgar’s Organ Sonata op.28, dubbed his ‘Symphony no.0’; South African composer Peter Klatzow on his studies with Boulanger and incorporating his love of percussion into his choral music; the score for Lisa Robertson’s Tell it to the bees for mixed choir commissioned by Choir & Organ for Ben Parry and the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain; our International Directory of Pipe Organ Builders supplement; and the Three Choirs Festival’s CEO, Alexis Paterson.

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