Free Horizontal CSS Menus by Css3Menu.com


The Sydney Organ Journal

 

The Sydney Organ Journal is a quarterly magazine produced by the Organ Music Society of Sydney.

Letters to the Editor, news items, articles and reviews which you would like have considered for publication can be be emailed to our editor, Peter Meyer.

If you wish to subscribe, please go to the Membership Page.





The Organ Music Society of Sydney
PO Box 587
Roseville NSW 2069
Australia

Click below for Indexes to the Sydney Organ Journal


Vol 45 No 2 (Autumn 2014) to Vol 47 No 3 (Winter 2016)


Vol 42 No 4 (Spring 2011) to Vol 45 No 1 (Summer 2013-14)


Vol 40 No 2 (Autumn 2009) to Vol 42 No 3 (Winter 2011)


Vol 38 No 4 (Spring 2006) to Vol 40 No 1 (Summer 2008-9)


Vol 35 No 2 (Autumn 2004) to Vol 37 No 3 (Winter 2006)


Vol 26 No 1 (Summer 1994/95) to Vol 35 No 1 (Summer 2003/04)


Index covering 1990 - 1994


Youth News


Click on the cover to download the
contents of the current issue.


Glance through past issues








 

Autumn 2017

- Letters to the Editor
- Column 8ft
- Off the Chest
- Young Organists' Day 2016
- First Performance of Carillon de Westminster
- Christchurch Town Hall Organ Protected amidst restoration
- News from the Organbuilders
- Reviews
- Mixture
- Dupré Thank You Letter
- Sydney Cathedral Choristers to King's, Cambridge
- David Alexander (1940 - 2016)
- David Rumsey: Global Advocate for the Organ
- An Unquenchable Thirst for Music - Brett Leighton
- New from 'The Con'.
- Organs and Organists of Saint-Eustache
- Tenth Anniversary of Broadway Church Destruction
- Harrison & Harrison working on the King's College, Cambridge organ
- Rolls Royce of Organs

 

Summer 2016 - 2017

- Letters to the Editor
- Sydney Organ Competition 2016
- Sydney Conservatorium Organ Music Academy 2016
- Column 8ft
- Off the Chest
- Young Talent Explores England and Holland
- Organ Ramble with a difference
- Vale Gilbert Pesce (1945 - 2016)
- News from the Organbuilders
- Reviews
- Mixture
- Remembering Uncle Frank
- Cathedrals and Catastrophe
- Ten Organs: A Spectacular Success
- Organ in Ensemble
- Visiting the Shaky Isles
- Secular organs in NSW
- New Organ and Choir Loft for Jindera
- Organ relocated to Albury

 

Spring 2016

- Letters to the Editor
- Tribute to Minister of Music, Robin Ruys
- Friends of the Cathedral Music Diamond Jubilee 2016
- Column 8ft
- Off the Chest
- Burwood Organ Ramble
- Coal miner to Cathedral Organist: Thomas Isaac Pritchard 1890 - 1961
- American Conventions
- News from the Organbuilders
- Reviews
- Mixture
- Summer of the Fifty-First Haarlem
- 'All Fixable' at Picton

 

Winter 2016

- Letters to the Editor
- Organ Competitions Great and Small
- News from the Con

- Important Appointments in the ACT
- Column 8ft
- Off the Chest
- Ralph Morton FRSCM: A Tribute
- Easter Monday Organ Ramble
- Widor's Machine Gun and Latry's Bucket
- News from the Organbuilders
- Reviews
- Mixture
- Montreal to Adelaide: A Symphonic Organ Reborn
- Sounds from a Lost Organ
- Joan Mannell
- Five Things I've Learned from Daniel Moult
- Photoplayers
- Sydney's Least Known Historic Organ

 

Autumn 2016

- Letters to the Editor
- Horace Holt OAM
- News from the Con

- Kings of the King of Instruments
- Column 8ft
- Off the Chest
- Paris Press marks Widor's Death
- Organs of the West: Rebuilding a Dodd
- Organs of the West: Bushfire Victim
- News from the Organbuilders
- Reviews
- Mixture
- Young Organists' Day
- New Titulaire for Notre Dame de Paris
- Titular Organist Notre Dame de Paris Competition Rules
 

Summer 2015 - 2016

- Letters to the Editor
- 5 Fantastic Reasons to play the Organ
- Sydney Organ Academy 2015

- Organ Academy Diary
- Column 8ft
- Off the Chest
- Sydney's Soldier Organists Commemorated
- Romsey's Walker
- Quantity Surveying the Town Hall Organ
- News from the Organbuilders
- Reviews
- Mixture
- R.G. McIntosh: Progressive Sydney Organist
- Royal College of Organists Re-born
- Sydney Organ Competition
- Country Tour: Organs North of the Hunter
- Country Tour: An Historic Update
 

Spring 2015

- Letters to the Editor
- Forty Years On - Peter Jewkes talks to the Editor
- Cow Pasture Organ Ramble

- Constance Mary Cloran (1919- 2015)
- Column 8ft
- Off the Chest
- Brisbane City Hall's Willis Pipe Organ
- Fifty Years of Organ Music
- Miriam Gaydon: Pioneer at the Con
- News from the Organbuilders
- Reviews
- Mixture
- Society Member and OHTA Director Honoured
- With Pastór de Lasala in Paris
- Eton for Organists
- Understanding Wesley
- Career in the Anglican Tradition
- Small Organ Moved to Bathurst
 

Winter 2015

- Letters to the Editor
- Helen Channon: Six Decades of Faithfulness
- Queen's Birthday Organ Ramble

- Memories of Frank Taylor
- Column 8ft
- Off the Chest
- Central Coast Easter Monday Ramble
- Anton Heiller: Organist, Composer, Conductor
- Organists and the E-RCO
- News from the Organbuilders
- Reviews
- Mixture
- Long Journeys to New Life
- Far North Coast Pipe Organ
- Wesley Organs
- Sydney Town Hall Organ: Its Conservation and Documentation
- Organ Music Comes to Forbes
 

Autumn 2015

- Letters to the Editor
- Such a magnificent organ
- Music and Health

- Sydney Conservatorium Organ Music Academy
- Column 8ft
- Off the Chest
- Suzuki Conference and Concert
- Supporting Young Organists
- Young Organists' Day, 2014
- New from the Organbuilders
- Reviews
- Mixture
- Sydney Organists and the Great War (Part 2)
- Organist of Distinction: Bertram Harold Napier 1861 - 1908
- My Life with Music - Russell Doust
- New Organ for Andrew's
- Pipe Organ that Wasn't
- Historic Canberra Organ Saved
- Slic Success at Goulburn Cathedral
 

Summer 2014 - 15

- Letters to the Editor
- Brilliant Day for Gough and the Organ
- Watsons Bay Organ Restoration Appeal Launched

- Sydney Conservatorium Organ Music Academy
- Column 8ft
- Off the Chest
- Society Members Meet Daniel Roth
- Playing, Singing, Care and Cocktails
- Child's Play and the Sydney Organ Competition
- New from the Organbuilders
- Reviews
- Mixture
- Finals of the Open Section, Sydney Organ Competition
- American Guild of Organists National Convention
- Fifty Years On: The St Barnabas', Westmead Organ
- Another honour for John Maidment
- Thrilled Beyond Measure
- Visit to the Studios of Fine Music FM
- Davidson Organ at the Vieux Temple, Noumea
- George Faunce Allman - recollections of an organ student
- Marjorie Bailey OAM, 1931 - 2014
- Robert James Elms OAM, 1923 - 2014
- Willis, Whitehouse and Whereafter
- Society members play Brisbane organs
 

Spring 2014

- What's on in Sydney
- Letters to the Editor
- Opinion - Pipe dreams or a reality check?
- Canadian Plays the Restored RFH Organ

- Beyond the Blue Mountains Organ Adventure
- Column 8ft
- Off the Chest
- Young Sydney Organists Shine at St Mary's Cathedral
- Haarlem Organ Festival at Fifty
- Technology Turns the Pages
- New from the Organbuilders
- Reviews
- Mixture
- Jeremy Woodside: New Abbey Organ Scholar
- Lardelli: The Changing Fortunes of a Wandering Signor
- First on the 'Shore - Lavender Bay Davidson Restoration Completed
- Organ and Organists of Christ Church, Lavender Bay
- Lavender Bay Organists Remember
- Donna Parker Masterclass
- Memories of a Lovely Lady: Mimi Cooper
- Visiting the Cylinder Organ at Moussey, France
 

Winter 2014

- What's on in Sydney
- Letters to the Editor
- Drama at the Sydney Town Hall
- David Morrison (1948 - 2014)

- Carcoar's Kirkland Restoration Completed
- Column 8ft
- Off the Chest
- St Mary's Cathedral Celebrity Recitals
- Organs, Organists and a Rolls Royce
- Easter Members' Playing Afternoon
- New from the Organbuilders
- Reviews
- Mixture
- OHTA Chairman Receives Rare Honour
- Organ Music on the Radio
- New from 'The Con'.
- Anton Heiller Biography: The English Edition
- Pipe Organ for Forbes Town Hall
- Organ Builder's Golden Jubilee
- Henry John Noble: An Amateur Champion
- Sixty Years an Organist - Paul Edgar
- Tell out, my Soul - interview with Dr Stuart Forster
- Roger Woodward as Organist
- The Britannic Organ: Music, Audiences and Technology
 

Autumn 2014

- What's on in Sydney
- Letters to the Editor
- Rare Opportunity to play a Treasure
- Kirkland CD released

- Young Organists' Day
- Column 8ft
- Off the Chest
- Beyond the Blue Mountains Organ Adventure
- Arthur Scott Brook: Charlatan or Genius?
- Lady of the Loft
- News from the Organbuilders
- Reviews
- Mixture
- César Franck's 'Pièce Héroïque'
- Organ Music on the Radio
- New from 'The Con'.
- Musician from Mid-Atlantic
- Organ Historical Trust of Australia Annual Conference 2014
- Eastern Suburbs Organist
 

Summer 2013 - 2014

- What's on in Sydney
- Letters to the Editor
- Sydney Organ Competition 2013
- Broad Horizons: Looking over the Hill

- Black Hole in B flat
- Column 8ft
- Off the Chest
- Canada has been good to me - Barrie Cabena
- Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin in Sydney
- My Balmain Organ Ramble
- New from the Organbuilders
- Reviews
- Mixture
- Less is More: My Dream Comes True
- Organ Music on the Radio
- Carcoar Alfred Kirkland 1890 Organ to be Restored
- Grab every Opportunity - Sarah Kim
- Montgomery Rufus Karl Siegfried Straube and his cousin, Gertrude Palmer
- Karl Straube: the Sydney Connexion
- Dubbo Workshop
- Organist's Seven Year Itch
- Sidney Clutsom
 

Spring 2013

- What's on in Sydney
- Letters to the Editor
- Canberra Organ in Centenary
- Table-talk with Stephen Cleobury

- the Restoration of Australia's Oldest Pipe Organ
- Column 8ft
- Off the Chest
- César Franck's Metronome Markings for his Organ Works
- Making the Musician - Thomas Wilson
- Sydney Organist Topped the Pops
- New from the Organbuilders
- Reviews
- Mixture
- Hymn Workshop and Competition at St Luke's, Enmore
- Queen's Birthday Organ Adventure
- Winter of Contentment (2)
- Visiting French Organs
- More Nonconformity and Rebellion
 

Winter 2013

- What's on in Sydney
- Letters to the Editor
- Oliver Latry's University Great Hall Concert
- New from the Con

- French Cathedral Organists a World Apart
- Column 8ft
- Off the Chest
- 'Mystery' Organ's Tragic Fate Revealled
- Young Person's Guide to the Organ
- Little-known Sydney Wurlitzer
- New from the Organbuilders
- Reviews
- Mixture
- Birchgrove Organ Restoration
- Statement of Significance: The Organ at St John's, Birchgrove
- Ten Years as Birchgrove Organist
- Reflections of my Musical Life and Hobbies - Bill Stead
- Winter of Contentment - Kurt Ison
- Through Non-Conformism and Rebellion
 

Autumn 2013

- What's on in Sydney
- Letters to the Editor
- South Coast and Southern Highlands Organ Adventure
- New from the Con

- Geoffrey Charles Bock (Obit.)
- Column 8ft
- Off the Chest
- End of an Era: Marie-Claire Alain, 1926-2013
- Second Sydney Summer Organ Academy
- Organ Centenary at St John's, Beecroft
- New from the Organbuilders
- Reviews
- Mixture
- Dr June Nixon, the World's Longest-serving Cathedral Organist
- I have a Goodly Heritage - June Nixon
- The Trumpet Shall Sound
- Haunted by Thunder: The Rediscovery of Corrett's Organ Music
- Young Organists' Day
- Adelaide Composer's Italian Connexion
 

Summer 2012 - 2013

- What's on in Sydney
- The Sydney Organ Competition 2012
- Letters to the Editor
- Great Hall Organ Memories
- Honorary Lay Canonry for Society Member
- Suzuki Students International Tour

- Carlo Curley: A Personal Memoire
- Column 8ft
- Off the Chest
- Roy Riley: 'The Day Thou Gavest...'
- Organ at the Top of the World
- An Urban Organ Transplant
- New from the Organbuilders
- Reviews
- Mixture
- French Visitors to the Puget Organ
- The Contest for the Cathedral Loft in 1867
- Fifty Years a Country Organist
- International Organ Builders Congress, Switzerland
 

Spring 2012

- What's on in Sydney
- The Sydney Organ Competitions 2012
- Letters to the Editor
- Royal Canadian College of Organists Facing Change
- Canonising Cavaillé-Coll
- Fifty Years of Journal Publication

- The Little Hill of Gordon
- Column 8ft
- Off the Chest
- St Benedict's Baker Pipes
- A Richardson Restored
- Hawkesbury Ramble
- New from the Organbuilders
- Reviews
- Mixture
 

Winter 2012

- What's on in Sydney
- From the President.
- From the Editor
- The Sydney Organ Competitions 2012
- Letters to the Editor
- Norman Johnston (1917 - 2012)
- Changes at the ANU School of Music
- Bishop Richard Hurford: A Musician's Pilgrimage

- A Large piece of Short History - and some conflagrations
- Column 8ft
- Off the Chest
- DVD Social Night review
- Perfect Ramble, Imperfect Rambler
- West Coast Evolution: Conference Review
- New from the Organbuilders
- Reviews
- Mixture
- James Horsley - Organ Student Profile
- Succesful TOSA Fund-raiser
- Christ Church St Laurence Organ Scholars
- Sydney Town Hall Organ Documentation and Cleaning Project
- Documenting the Sydney Town Hall Organ  - a thirty year project
- Easter Monday Ramble review
 

Autumn 2012

- What's on in Sydney
- From the President.
- Opinion
- Head for the Hunter organ ramble June 9-11
- Letters to the Editor
- Australia Day review
- 2nd Sydney Organ Academy
- The 2012 Sydney Organ Competition

- World Organ Day
- Column 8ft
- Off the Chest
- Croatia's Rich Organ Heritage:  a Personal Discovery
- Organ Holiday in Carcassone and Lagrasse, France
- Suzuki Organ Method
- New from the Organbuilders
- Reviews
- Mixture
- Easter Monday Parramatta Organ Ramble
- Keith Asboe: Music Master
- Chamber Organ on Wheels
- Young Organists' Day review
- Gerhard Brenzing: Organ Builder of the Year
- Restoration of Ronald Sharp Practice Organ
- Revised Date for Picton Organ
- Organ Historical Society - 56th Convention and Organ Atlas

 

Summer 2011 - 2012

- What's on in Sydney
- From the President.
- From the Editor
- Music in the Ascendant at St Matthew's, Albury
- Letters to the Editor
- New Organ Scholarships awarded in Canberra
- Callum Close, Newcastle Organ Scholar
- The 2011 Sydney Organ Competition

- Cathedral Organs at the End of the Earth
- Column 8ft
- Off the Chest
- Australian and New Zealand College of Organists
- Sydney Organists and the Great War
- Labour Day Organ Ramble
- New from the Organbuilders
- Reviews
- Mixture
- A Decade of Organ Broadcasting on 2MBS-FM
- Old Organs for Young People
- Sacred and Profane
- Advent's Tricky Transcription
- Errol Scarlett: Scholar and Cathedral Organist
- Playing the Organ in Oxford and Cambridge
- Europe and the Organ Scholar Experience Course

 

Spring 2011

- What's on in Sydney
- From the President.
- From the Editor
- Organs Never Previously Visited by our Society
- Letters to the Editor
- Organs and Organists in my Family: James White
- Third Generation Sydney Organist Retires: Howard McKern
- Heavenly Art in an Earthly Place

- Inside the Box
- Column 8ft
- Off the Chest
- Authentic French Organ Restored to Sydney
- Restored and Resited: the Organ in Hornsby Uniting Church
- The Organ at St Luke's Church, Enmore
- New from the Organbuilders
- Reviews
- Mixture
- Enmore Organists
- The Queen's Birthday Ramble
- The Last Noad
- Reflections of an OHTA Outsider

 

Winter 2011

- What's on in Sydney
- News from "The Con".
- From the Editor
- Encounter with Cameron Carpenter
- Letters to the Editor
- Ashfield Organ Mystery Deepens
- Makers of our Heritage: Hugh Duff
  The Organist who wanted to build the Harbour Bridge

- Members' Playing Day
- Column 8ft
- Off the Chest
- Mervyn John Byers
- Michael George Dyer
- Salisbury Cathedral Organ Scholar
- New from the Organbuilders
- Reviews
- Mixture
- Jewish Organs and Organists in German Synagogues Part II
- The Organ in Canberra Baptist Church
- The Thackeray Legacy - Organs and Organist of St Paul's, West Maitland

 

Autumn 2011

- What's on in Sydney
- From the President
- From the Editor
- Opinion
- Letters to the Editor
- Keying In: Young Organists at Sydney
- New Findings about Organ Builders James Davidson Bishop &
James Chapman Bishop - Richard Ward

- Australia Day Ramble
- Column 8ft
- Off the Chest
- Filling the City Organist's Shoes
- Tragedy in Christchurch
- Sydney Summer Organ Academy
- New from the Organbuilders
- Reviews
- Mixture
- Jewish Organs and Organists in German Synagogues
- The Organs of the Hofkirche. Luzern, Switzerland
- Forgotten Organ Rejuvenated - St John's Ashfield
- Young Organists' Day
- Wagga Wagga Organ Festival

 

Summer 2010

- What's on in Sydney
- From the President
- From the Editor
- Opinion
- Letters to the Editor
- David Rumsey: The Virtuoso as Educator
- Ray Holland: OHTA Honorary Life Member
- Sydney Organ Competition 2010: Junior and Intermediate sections
- Column 8ft
- Off the Chest
- Blessing of the Möller Organ in St Bede's, Pyrmont
- Titanic's Final Concert - David Rumsey
- Labour Day Organ Ramble
- New from the Organbuilders
- Reviews
- Mixture
- Hills of the North Organ Ramble
- AGO National Convention, Washington DC review
- Great Expectations - New Colonial Organs and Organists and the role of the press
- Picton Progress
- Organ and Choral Music on the Net
- Noted Sydney Theatre with Unique Theatre Organ
- The organ in Chester St Uniting Church, Epping: A brief history
- AGM reports

 

Spring 2010

- What's on in Sydney
- From the President
- From the Editor
- Opinion
- Letters to the Editor
- Audrey Cummins: Devotion Rewarded
- Ely Years - John Aitchison
- A Few Recollections over Sixty Year - Keith Asboe
- Column 8ft
- Off the Chest
- Organ-playing - Henry Ward Beecher
- Mr Bean plays in France - Pastor de Lasala
- Sixtieth Anniversary Album
- New from the Organbuilders
- Reviews
- Mixture
- Organ Tour Through Spain and Mallorca Part II - Trevor Bunning
- S.S. Wesley: A Bicentennial Re-appraisal - Peter Jewkes
- Ramble to St Ignatius' and St Joseph's Colleges
- The Summer of Sixty-Four - Thomas Appleton
- Further Light on the Cathedral Hill - Peter Meyer
- The Fincham Organ in the Roman Catholic Cathedral, Armidale - Richard Ward
- Sydney Organ Competition report

 

Winter 2010

- What's on in Sydney
- From the President
- From the Editor
- Opinion
- Letters to the Editor
- Organ Ramble and Special General Meeting
- From Mouth Organ to Pipe Organ: A Musical Odyssey
- A Few Recollections over Sixty Year - Keith Asboe
- Column 8ft
- Off the Chest
- Howard Pollard: Scientist, Musician and Founder
- The Dodd Organs in New England
- No Recital: Colonial Attitudes to Public Organ Performance
- New from the Organbuilders
- Reviews
- Mixture
- Organ Tour Through Spain and Mallorca
- Michael Hemans, Cathedral Organist: Thirty Year On
- A Diverse Heritage: Ramble and Conference Review
- Committee Members of the Organ (Music) Society of Sydney

 

Autumn 2010

- What's on in Sydney
- From the President
- From the Editor
- Letters to the Editor
- Two Stories from our Early Days
- The First Sydney Organ Competition
- Anthony Welby (1934 - 2009)
- Column 8ft
- Off the Chest
- John Hogan: Thirty years at Bendigo Cathedral
- The Organs and Organists of St Peter's Cathedral, Armidale
- Organ Ramble in the Eastern Suburbs
- Australia's Master Organ Builders Conference
- Reviews
- Mixture
- Donald Robinson: Organist, Choirmaster and Archbishop
- Enmore Organ Restoration
- Norman Johnston donates library
- Experiences Down Under
- Theatre Organ Society turns Fifty
- Partimento Fugue:  A View from Russia
- Three Recent Organ Projects in NSW
- Australia Day Ramble report

 

Summer 2009 - 2010

- What's on in Sydney
- From the President
- From the Editor
- Sydney Organ Competition 2010
- The Bones of Bach
- The Thomas Jones & Sons Organ in St Lawrence's Curch, Barraba
- Column 8ft
- Off the Chest
- Mervyn Byers: Right Royal Service
- Junior and Intermediate Sections of Sydney Organ Competition 2009
- A 1905 Fincham Organ Faithfully Restored
- News from OHTA
- Reviews
- Mixture
- October 2009 Organ Ramble
- Big Celebration in Swabia
- The Organ in Russia
- Annual General Meeting Reports

 

Spring 2009

- What's on in Sydney
- From the President
- From the Editor
- Opinion
- Ronald Sharp: A Great Craftsman at Eighty
- Organ Historical Society: Cleveland, Ohio Convention
- Column 8ft
- Off the Chest
- The Sydney Opera House Grand Organ Forced to Cancel
- Swiz at Windsor
- Queen's Birthday Organ Ramble to Canberra
- Makers of our Heritage: 2
- Reviews
- Mixture
- Review of the Region IX AGO Convention: Phoenix Rising
- International Organ Festival: Royal Canadian College of Organists

 

Winter 2009

- What's on in Sydney
- From the President
- From the Editor
- Opinion
- TC Edwards
- Good and Bad posture
- Column 8ft
- Off the Chest
- Easter Monday Organ Ramble
- Church Choirs
- Organ Music on Radio
- Makers of our Heritage: 1
- Reviews
- Mixture
- Vignettes from the past: 6
- Interview with Ross Cobb
- Suzuki organ in Australia
- Easter Monday Organ Ramble
- New Klop organ

 

Autumn 2009

- What's on in Sydney
- From the President
- From the Editor
- Opinion
- Life Membership for former editor
- Shore Chapel Music and Musicians
- A mass of A.Mus.A's - Column 8ft
- Off the Chest
- Easter Monday Organ Ramble
- Rising Stars
- Organ Music on Radio
- Vignettes from the Past: 5
- Reviews
- Mixture
- 2008 OHTA Goldfields Conference
- Interview with Daniel Roth
- Duruflé, Prelude & Fugue on the Name of Alain
- Australia Day Organ Ramble

 

Summer 2008 - 2009

- What's on in Sydney
- From the President
- From the Editor
- Colours of the King
- Organ Spectacular - AGO World Organ Day report
- Column 8ft
- Off the Chest
- Australia Day Organ Ramble
- Organ Music on Radio
- Labour Day Organ Ramble to Woy Woy report
- Reviews
- Mixture
- World Youth Day - Sydney 2008
- OMSS Annual Report 2008
- The Bane of Temperature Variation and the Contribution of Organ Placement
- The Norman & Beard Organ at St Joseph's College, Hunters Hill
- An Organ Tour of France
 

Spring 2008

- What's on in Sydney
- From the President
- From the Editor
- Notice of Annual General Meeting 2008
- Sydney Organ Competition 2008 reports
- Column 8ft
- Off the Chest
- Melbourne Organ Ramble reports
- Organ Music on Radio
- Labour Day Organ Ramble to Woy Woy
- Reviews
- Mixture
- Review of 2008 AGO Convention
- Letters to the editor
- People Power in Wollongong
- Rebirth of an Organ - St John-the-Baptist, Mudgee
- The World's Largest Pipe Organs (part II)
 

Winter 2008

- What's on in Sydney
- From the President
- From the Editor
- Sydney Organ Competition 2008
- Column 8ft
- Off the Chest
- Petr Eben - Organist and Composer
- Organ Music on Radio
- Easter Monday Organ Ramble review
- From the Editor
- Reviews
- Mixture
- Obituraries
- Letters to the editor
- OHTA Conference 2008
- The Sea Organ
- The new organ at the Church of St-John-the-Baptist, Woy Woy
- The Seewen-Britannic Organ and its associated rolls - D. Rumsey
 

Autumn 2008

- What's on in Sydney
- From the President
- Perspective - Ian Brown
- Sydney Organ Competition 2008
- Column 8ft
- Off the Chest
- AGM reports
- Organ Music on Radio
- Vignettes from the Past: 4 - Neil Cameron
- Young Organists' Day 2007
- From the Editor
- CD Reviews
- Mixture
- Letters to the editor
- OHTA Conference report 2007
- Rebirth of an Iconic Organ: Geoff Bock
- Rescue and Restoration: the Bevington organ at Bonnyrigg
 

Summer 2007 - 2008

- What's on in Sydney
- From the New President
- Off the Chest
- AGM reports
- Organ Music on Radio
- Vignettes from the Past: 3 - Neil Cameron
- Obituary - Stephen Bicknell
- From the Editor
- CD Reviews
- Mixture
- Letters to the editor
- Norman Johnston, Ninety
 

Spring 2007

- What's on in Sydney
- Perspective
- Off the Chest
- Notice of AGM
- Organ Music on Radio
- Vignettes from the Past: 2 - Neil Cameron
- June ramble report
- From the Editor
- News from the "Con"
- The Sydney Organ Competition report
- Two Interesting Organ Projects
- OMSS at TOSA Players' Night
- Sydney Organ Competition
- Obituary - Norman Kaye
- The Magic Number Three - the Organs of Newcastle University
- New Start for Redundant 1879 Bevington and Sons organ
- Reviews , Reports and Mixture
- Letters to the editor
- The Pipe Organ as a Work of Art
- Sunken Ocean Liner Britannic's Pipe Organ Round
 

Winter 2007

- What's on in Sydney
- Off the Chest
- Organ Music on Radio
- Vignettes from the Past: 1 - Neil Cameron
- Easter Monday ramble report
- From the Editor
- Sarah Kim writes from Paris
- Column 8ft
- June Long Weekend Ramble: Bowral and Goulburn
- The Organs of Saint Martin's Anglican Church, Killara
- Sydney Organ Competition
- Behind the Notes - Peter Jewkes
- The Organs of St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney
- The destruction of Diversity, Lost Sounds: Part IV
- Reviews , Reports and Mixture
- Letters to the editor
 

Autumn 2007

- What's on in Sydney
- Off the Chest
- A Further Perspective - Neil Cameron
- Easter Monday ramble
- From the Editor
- Column 8ft
- Young Organists' Day 2006
- Sydney Organ Competition
- Church Music on Church Hill - Peter Meyer
- Two organs from Tuscany - Norbert Kelvin
- Visitors from France
- Reviews , Reports and Mixture
- Letters to the editor
 

Summer 2006 - 2007

- What's on in Sydney
- Off the Chest
- Annual General Meeting reports
- October Ramble report
- From the Editor
- Column 8ft
- Perspective: Kelvin Hastie
- OHTA Conference report - Hugh Knight
- Will Monk, Sydney's forgotten organist - Peter Meyer
- Australian Guild of Master Organbuilders
- A Conversation with Fred Swann.
- Reviews , Reports and Mixture
- Letters to the editor
- The Organ under the Swastika - John Sayer
- Lofty Lady - Meg Matthews
- The Destruction of Diversity: Lost Sounds - Part III
 

Spring - 2006

- What's on in Sydney
- Off the Chest
- Annual General Meeting
- Queen's Birthday June Ramble report
- From the Editor
- Column 8ft
- Labour Day Ramle
- An Organ Odessy - Hugh Knight
- Genesis of a Home Organ - Peter Meyer
- Obituary - Richard Baker
- A Tale of Three Organs.
- Reviews , Reports and Mixture
- Letters to the editor
- St Barnabas Broadway - Neil Cameron
- Lofty Lady - Meg Matthews
- Perspecctive - Robert Ampt, Wilbur Hughes
- The Destruction of Diversity: Lost Sounds - Part II
 

Winter - 2006

- What's on in Sydney
- Off the Chest
- Perspective: John Sayer (the Organ Club UK)
- Queen's Birthday June Ramble
- From the Editor
- Column 8ft
- Easter 2006 Organ Ramble report
- St Benedict's Church, Broadway and its Organ
- The 2006 Sydney Organ Competition
- From the Land of the Free
- Pedalpoint - Richard Marschall - Electronic Organ Technology.
- Reviews , Reports and Mixture
- Letters to the editor
- The Sacred Choral Music of Philip Cannon
- Lofty Lady - Sarah Gentle
- Autumn Spring Cleaning for Landmark City Organ
- The Destruction of Diversity: Lost Sounds - Part 1
 

Autumn - 2006

- What's on in Sydney
- News from the Con
- Perspective: John Harper (RSCM)
- Easter Monday Ramble
- From the Editor
- Australia Day Ramble report
- Obituaries
- Reports - Young Organists' Day
- June Ramble
- Mixture
- Pedalpoint - Peter Guy.
- Reviews
- Letters to the editor
- The Sacred Choral Music of Philip Cannon
- Lofty Lady - Connie Cloran
- Reconstruction of the Frauenkirche, Dresden
- Going Dutch: Pastor de Lasala
 

Summer 2005 - 2006

- What's on in Sydney
- News from the Con
- Committee Report
- October Labour Day Ramble
- From the Editor
- Reflections on the 28th Annual OHTA Conference
- Obituary - Noel Mander
- Welcome - but at home?
- Behind the Notes - music of Sumsion
- At 28, Organist Paul Jacobs bold about Classics
- The Organ Revolution in an age of Revolutions
- Reviews , Reports and Mixture
- Letters to the editor
- Concerning Mendelssohn's Organ Sonatas
- Lofty Lady XXII
- The Willis Organ in Reading Town Hall
- St Paul's Anglican Church Burwood Organ Restoration
 

Spring 2005

- What's on in Sydney
- 2005 Annual General Meeting
- Paul Jacobs in Sydney
- St Patrick's Cathedral Parramatta organ opening
- From the Editor
- From the President
- 2005 Sydney Organ Competition report
- Queen's Birthday Holiday ramble report
- Labour Day Organ Ramble
- A Tribute to Keith Johns
- Singapore POE+ - Mark Quarmby
- Reviews , Reports and Mixture
- Letters to the editor
- St Andrew's Cathedral Choir tour to Europe - Mark Quarmby
- In the Shadow of Max Reger: Sigfird Karg-Elert - Elke Völker
- Accompanying Hymns on the organ - Quentin Faulkner
 

Winter 2005

- What's on in Sydney
- Farewell to Sydney: Michael Deasey
- The Parramatta Celebration
- St Patrick's Cathedral Parramatta organ
- From the Editor
- From the President
- News from the Con
- A Pleasant Sunday Afternoon
- Queen's Birthday Ramble
- The Church: Recollections of Times Past: Ronald Thomas
- Off The Chest
- Reviews , Reports and Mixture
- Letters to the editor
- Royal Visit to Danish Church
- Sydney Organ Competition
- Lofty Ladies XXI: Bridget Dearnley - Robin Ruys
 

Autumn 2005

- What's on in Sydney
- The 1898 Norman & Beard Organ at St Saviour's Church,
Knightsbridge - now at Parramatta
- An Easter Celebration Ramble in Parramatta
- From the Editor
- 2005 Sydney Organ Competition
- Young Organists' Day Report
- RSCM Jubilee Summer School 2005
- Off The Chest
- Reviews , Reports and Mixture
- Letters to the editor
- Obiturary - Douglas Spooner
- Pedalpoint - Bridget and Christopher Dearnley
- Musings: David Vogels looks at the AGO Downunder
- The Royal Albert Hall Organ restoration - Paul Hale
- Australian Organists Overseas
 

Summer 2004 - 2005

- What's on in Sydney
- Annual General Meeting 2004
- Society Annual Report
- Celebration Ramble in Sydney
- From the Editor
- From the President
- News from the Con
- Guest Editorial - Michael Deasey
- Young Organists' Day
- Hymn Playing - Christopher Bull
- Off The Chest
- Reviews , Reports and Mixture
- Letters to the editor
- A Dodd Goes West
- Pedalpoint - Gregory Cunningham
- What Future for Church Music in France?
- The Organ Works of César Franck - Leon Carter
- Lofty Ladies XX: Kath Papallo - Robin Ruys
 

Spring 2004

- What's on in Sydney
- Report on The Sydney Organ Competition 2004
- Fighting for Good Church Music
- The Organ in the Presbyterian Church, Annandale
- From the Editor
- From the President
- News from the Con
- Guest Editorial - John O'Donnell
- Obituraries
- AGO News
- Column 8ft
- Celebration at St Mark's, Darling Point
- Off The Chest
- Reviews , Reports and Mixture
- Letters to the editor
- The AGO 2004 Convention
- Pedalpoint - Sam Allchurch
- An Australian Organist at Notre Dame
- Report on A Weekend in Sydney Organ Ramble
- Lofty Ladies XIX: Kath Waddell - Robin Ruys
 

Winter 2004

- What's on in Sydney
- The Sydney Organ Competition 2004
- The new Mander Organ at Sydney Grammar School
- From Fire, Floode and Pestilence, Good Lorde Deliver Us
- From the Editor
- From the President
- Proposal for a National Organ Journal
- Guest Editorial - Robert Wagner
- Obituraries
- AGO News
- Column 8ft
- Obituraries: Fred Birkett
- Off The Chest
- Reviews , Reports and Mixture
- Letters to the editor
- Reports: The new Létourneau organ at St Mark's, Darling Point
- The Opening Recital at Scotch College, Melbourne
- Easter Monday Celebrations at St Philip's and St Patrick's
- Newcastle's Historic Pipe Organs
- A Weekend in Sydney Organ Ramble
(Queen's Birthday Weekend)
- Lofty Ladies XVIII: Jean McVey - Robin Ruys
 

Autumn 2004

- What's on in Sydney
- The Sydney Organ Competition 2004
- ACT Organ School - Garth Mansfield
- Celebration - Neil Cameron
- From the Editor
- From the Treasurer
- News from the Con
- Guest Editorial - Martin Setchell
- Obituraries
- AGO News
- Column 8ft
- Biographies in Concert programs - Michael Edgeloe
- Off The Chest
- Reviews , Reports and Mixture
- Letters to the editor
- Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 565, a work by Bach? - Rein
- Pedalpoint - Robin Ruys
- Lofty Ladies XVII: Sarah Kim - Robin Ruys
- Three rare French organs - Pastor de Lasala
 

Summer 2003 - 2004

- What's on in Sydney
- Committee Report for Year 2002-2003
- OHTA Annual Conference report
- The OHS and its Archives Symposium
- Australian Guild of Master Organbuilders' Conference report
- The Veritable Exposition of César Franck
- From the Editor
- From the Treasurer
- News from the Con
- Australian Brandenburg Orchestra new organ
- Guest Editorial - David Rumsey
- Obituraries
- AGO News
- Column 8ft
- Organ Music on radio
- Off The Chest
- Reviews , Reports and Mixture
- Letters to the editor
- Et in Arcadia Ego - Pastor de Lasala
- Australia's most historic Wurlitzer organ
- Lofty Ladies XVI: Audrey Cummins - Robin Ruys
- Pedalpoint: Pastor de Lasala
 

Spring 2003

- What's on in Sydney
- From the President
- From the Editor
- From the Treasurer
- News from the Con
- Two NZ Norman & Beard Concert Organs (Part II)
- Guest Editorial - Ian Harrison
- Reports: The Sydney Organ Competition
- AGO News
- Column 8ft
- Organ Music on radio
- Off The Chest
- Reviews , Reports and Mixture
- Letters to the editor
- Labour Day organ Ramble
- Report on the Queen's Birthday Holiday Organ Ramble
- Lofty Ladies: Jenny Long - Robin Ruys
- Lofty Ladies: Lady Black - Amy Johansen
 

Winter 2003

- What's on in Sydney
- From the President
- Cover Story - Two NZ Norman & Beard Concert Organs
- Guest Editorial - Dominic Perissinotto
- Reports: Goulburn Organ Day, ANZAC Day recital, Easter Ramble
- AGO News
- Column 8ft
- Stuart Garside Memorial Ramble review
- Off The Chest
- Reviews , Reports and Mixture
- Letters to the editor
- Malcolm Williamson (1931-2003)
- Queen's Birthday Holiday Organ Ramble
- Lofty Ladies XIII: Helen Channon - Robin Ruys
- Pedalpoint - Geoff Lloyd Reminisces
- Beauty and Power in Music - The Pipe Organ
 

Autumn 2003

- What's on in Sydney
- From the President
- Cover Story - The Puget Organ at Rose Bay Convent
- Guest Editorial - Steven Nisbet
- Naji Hakim - A Profile and List of Works
- AGO News
- Easter Monday Organ Ramble
- Young Organists' Day 2002 review
- Off The Chest
- Reviews , Reports and Mixture
- Letters to the editor
- Sydney Organ Competition - 2003
- A Tale of Two Cities
- Lofty Ladies XIII: Tamara Rosek - Robin Ruys
- Some aspects of American Organ Culture
- Beauty and Power in Music - The Pipe Organ
 

Previous years' editions

1999 2000 2001 2002



Selected articles

Vierne's Pièces de fantaisie (PDF download)
Textual corrections by Olivier Latry © The Organ Music Society of Sydney April/May 1993

 


Norman Johnston
1917 - 2012

Please click here for
an obituary and
the memorial service
details

SMH obituary



New Michael Dudman
Memorial
web site


 

 

 











If you wish to subscribe to this informative magazine, simply send your name, address and telephone number and a money order/cheque for AUD$40 (rates for delivery overseas available on request) to this address:

The Organ Music Society of Sydney
GPO Box 2348
Sydney NSW 2001
Australia