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Back in Stock

The new Princeton Theological Seminary CD sold out on CD Baby very quickly, but it's now back in stock!

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NEW CD

Thomas Dressler plays the Paul Fritts Organ, Princeton Theological Seminary (Princeton, NJ) is now available! Click here to listen to samples and check it out:

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CD on ITunes

The Round Lake CD is now available on ITunes! Check it out! http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playListId=258276645

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Tuning of temperaments

Since several people have asked me, I want to point out that I tune my harpsichord completely by ear. I get my first pitch using a tuning fork, and the tempering of intervals is done the "old way." Those who…

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Cantique de Jean Racine

Many weeks of hard work, negotiation, and planning resulted in the Roman Catholic and Episcopal choirs in Lambertville, NJ combining to sing a Mass at both churches, with Faure's Cantique de Jean Racine as the anthem. This was a truly…

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"Bach" temperament

I want to point out that the "Bach" temperament in the A minor Fantasia soundclip is not exactly the same as Lehman's interpretation. For those who are interested in temperaments, it is based on the same structure, derived from the…

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Another new soundclip

This one is actually from last year. It's an excerpt from a live performance of JS Bach's Wedge Fugue in E minor at the Bach Marathon in Allentown in spring of 2004. (I don't have control over where these appear…

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sound clips

I just wanted to point out that the sound clips on this site were recorded as an experiment in non-edited recording (except the Tannenberg organ recording.) There are a few slips which were allowed to remain, as they were recorded…

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Sound clips on this site

For those of you who came to this site to hear the difference between various temperaments, there was a mistake on the hi-fi clips. The hi-fi links to different clips of Adeste Fideles were all playing the same file, so…

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Tannenberg Clavichord Discovery!!!!!

I was fortunate enough to be present at the Moravian Historical Society in Nazareth, PA when Laurence Libin, from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, made the fabulous discovery that the clavichord in Nazareth was signed and dated by…

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Latrobe Preludes

Lecture/Recital on the Latrobe Preludes for the Moravian Music Conference at Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA. Discussed issues in historically informed performance, as well as three different temperaments (5th comma meantone, Werckmeister, and Equal) on the c.1790 Green organ on…

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Recording delay

I decided in light of my recent research in Moravian music to put off issuing the 1776 Tannenberg recording so I can research and record some of the interesting pieces I have learned about which could have been played in…

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