It seems like every summer I enter a time warp when my kids stay home from school for summer vacation. We have been incredibly busy with life.
As I've shared before, this blog has a great archive of resources for perusal. Hopefully you will find what you need there.
I have some exciting news for my readers. Many of the organ pictures on this website are of an Allen 282-C:
This is an organ I purchased about six years ago, and it was just wonderful for my needs. However, it is about as old as I am, if not older, and the sound quality isn't nearly as good as what is currently available. I'm so happy to announce that I recently purchased a used Ahlborn SL-300. It's smaller and fits in my home better. Plus, it's a 3-manual organ with internal speakers, and it's not even as old as my marriage, so the sound is so much better.
Here is the only picture I have of them together. The Ahlborn was being delivered, and the Allen was purchased very quickly, so it left almost as soon as the new one was here:
Here's the Ahlborn right after delivery:
In other news, a lot has been going on in my life. Just on the organ front, I'll be serving as the secretary in my chapter of the American Guild of Organists for the next two years. I was introduced to Wayne Leopold's Learning the Organ and Learning the Basics method books, and am going to start teaching the organ to children. My oldest four got their first lessons today. Also, I began playing the organ in my local LDS Temple, and will be playing there two or three times a month.
I'm hoping to start posting regularly again soon, fingers crossed!
Thanks for visiting!
Edited 7/22 to add: I was also released as Stake Music Chairman today after 4 1/2 years of service. I couldn't post that until it was official.