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COMPOSERS


JOHN BARR (born July 24, 1938 in Myrtle Point, Oregon) received degrees from Manchester
University in North Manchester, Indiana and Union Theological Seminary in New York City. He is pro-
fessor emeritus of organ and piano at Bridgewater College and organist of the Bridgewater Church of
the Brethren, both in Bridgewater, Virginia.

ALFRED V. FEDAK (born July 4, 1953 in Elizabeth, New Jersey) holds degrees from Hope College
and Montclair State University. He did additional study in Austria and England, as well as Westminster
Choir College and the Eastman School of Music, and holds FAGO and CHM certificates. Currently,
he is minister of music and arts at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Capitol Hill, Albany, New York,
and is organist/choir director at Congregation Beth Emeth, Albany, NY and teaches organ at SUNY
Schenectady.

ANTHONY GIAMANCO (born September 22, 1958 in Detroit, Michigan) studied with Dady Mehta,
Mary Ida Yost, and Anthony Iannacone at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
Currently, he is director of creative arts and worship at Shalom Lutheran Church in Pinckney,
Michigan.

ELIZABETH A. KROUSE (born August 11, 1943 in New London, Connecticut) has degrees from
Corpus Christi State University, the University of Colorado at Boulder, and the University of Missouri
at Kansas City. She is the organist for St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Williamsport, Maryland,
and freelances as a substitute organist and recitalist.

ROBERT LIND (born March 30, 1940 in McPherson, Kansas) studied with Edward Mondello at
North Park College and music composition with Leo Sowerby at the American Conservatory in
Chicago, Illinois. He was Dr. Sowerby’s assistant at the Cathedral of St. James in Chicago from 1960
to 1962, succeeding Dr. Sowerby in 1962. He is currently organist at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in
Schaumburg, Illinois.

PETER CHRISTIAN LUTKIN (born March 27, 1858 in Thompsonville, Wisconsin; died December
27, 1931, in Evanston, Illinois) a pupil of C. Eddy and at the age of 14 was organist of St. James
Church, Chicago. He founded the music department at the Northwestern University in Chicago and
was its dean for 43 years.

SAMUEL SCHEIDT (born November 3, 1587; died March 24, 1654 in Halle, Germany) was a stu-
dent of Jan Sweelinck. He was organist of the Moritzkirche and court organist in Halle. His famous
Tabulatura Nova (1624) employs the then new German tablature notation.
CARLOS STASZESKI (born October 13, 1935 in Buenos Aires, Argentina) studied in New York
City at the Guilmant Organ School and the Manhattan School of Music (B.M. in theory, 1962; M.M.
in music education, 1963). Currently, he is organist and director of music at St. Stephen’s Episcopal
Church in Waretown, New Jersey.

ROBERT THOMPSON (born February 6, 1940, in Nixon, Texas) has a bachelor’s and a master’s
degree from Southern Methodist University and a DMA in Organ Performance from the University of
Michigan. As a Fullbright Scholar he studied with Helmut Walcha in Germany. He served on the music
faculty of St. Olaf College 16 years and was Choirmaster/Organist of All Souls’ Episcopal Church, San
Diego for 20 years. He is now retired in Corvallis, Oregon and is still active as an organist.
RICK WILSON (born February 27, 1968, in Colton, Oregon) has a B.M. in Music Performance from
Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, Oregon and is the director of music and organist at Oregon City
United Methodist Church.

FOREIGN TERMS

English German (Deutsch) French (Français) English German (Deutsch) French (Français)
add hinzufügen ajoutez, mettez off wegnehmen ôtez
and und et only nur seulement
alone allein seulement open offen (Boîte) ouverte
Celeste Coelestis, Schwebung Céleste or oder ou
change to wechseln zu change de quiet leise doux
Ch., Choir Positiv Positif Reed Zunge Anche
closed geschlossen (Boîte) fermée soft leise, sanft doux
Diapason Principal Montre stop Stimme Jeu
Flute Flöte Flûte String Streicher Corde, Gambe
Full Organ Volles Werk Tutti Sw., Swell Oberwerk Récit
Gt., Great Hauptwerk Grand Orgue to zu à
Mixture Mixtur Plein jeu Trumpet Trompete Trompette
Oboe Oboe Hautbois
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