Harold Gleason (1892-1980) and his wife Catharine (1914-2003) left legacies that have inspired organ pedagogy, historical study, performance in the United States and beyond. This joint biography separately narrates their individual lives prior to their marriage and then continues the story with how "America's power couple" influenced the American organ scene through example, conviction, and hard work. To order a copy of this book from the Leupold Foundation, click here.
Arthur Poister (1898-1980) was the most famous organ teachers in the United States during the twentieth century. This book tells the story of a boy from humble beginnings in rural Ohio who rose to the ranks of one of the most highly respected organists and organ teachers of the twentieth century. This book was published by the Leupold Foundation and released late in the Fall of 2018. To order a copy of this book, click here.
"David Pickering's The Auditorium Organ tells the story of Aeolian-Skinner Op. 1309 in the Community of Christ Auditorium, formerly the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Independence, Missouri. Pickering's work vividly conveys the forty-two year history of ambition and desire that led the Aeolian-Skinner organ's inaugural recital in 1959 and to its distinguished service in a variety of roles in the ensuing fifty-four years. One of the more frequently heard organs in the United States, the Auditorium Organ was featured in coast-to-coast radio broadcasts for twenty-four years. Pickering weaves a colorful historical narrative of one of the notable American Classic organs that survives to this day." (The Organ Historical Society Online Catalog). To order a copy of this book, click here.
Leroy Robertson was chair of the music department at the University of Utah, in addition to teaching at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. His three solo compositions for organ (Sonata in B Minor, Intermezzo, and Fantasia in F Minor) have been edited by Dr. Pickering and published by Wayne Leupold Editions. To order this collection, please click here.
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