Welcome! This site presents resources to accompany the Organ Education Group, held as part of the Fall 2015 Lay Academy at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Finding Good People
Situating an Organ
The Organ’s Breath of Life – 1969 article by Charles Brenton Fisk
- Visual Design I
- Visual Design II: Natural Pipe Lengths
- Visual Design III: Proportion
- Visual Design IV: Line
- Visual Design V: Depth
- Visual Design in Practice
- Temperament Primer
- Temperament I: Terms
- Temperament II: My Commas Three
- Temperament III: Solutions and Compromises
- Temperament Conclusions: Take a Deep Breath
- Looking in on Slider Chests
- Key Values for Key Actions I: Yes, it Does Matter.
- Key Values for Key Actions II: Respond!
- Key Values for Key Actions III: Simplify!
- Key Values for Key Actions IV: Conclusions
- Huskisson Stubington Syndrome by Stephen Bicknell
- Tracker Action FAQ’s by James Louder
- Stoplists: Escapist Pornography for Organists
- Stop Lists: Red Flagging Books by Their Covers
- You Call That “Expression”?
- The Life of an Organ: Maintain
- The Life of an Organ: Repair
- The Life of an Organ: Rebuild
- The Life of an Organ: Replace
- The Life of an Organ: Recycle
About That Repertoire
- Repertoire Reconsidered I
- Repertoire Reconsidered II: Lost in History
- Repertoire Reconsidered III: Radically Focused
- Repertoire Reconsidered IV: Organisticus sophomorus
- Repertoire Reconsidered V: O. sophomorus and the Public Trust
- Repertoire Reconsidered VI: Take a Deep Breath
- Repertoire Reconsidered VII: Conclusions
- Blowup Dolls and Organists Who Won’t Let Go
- The Cost-Effective Organ
- A Short History of the Organ Reform Movement – Article by Lawrence Phelps
- Organ Building and Human Values – Address given by James Louder at the dedication of the new organ at Kalamazoo College in 1988
- “Carving up and Ox” by Chuang Tsu – Companion text to James Louder’s remarks.