Wednesday, December 8

A Musical Masterpiece: Rebirth of the Stambaugh Skinner Organ

A Musical Masterpiece: Rebirth of the Stambaugh Skinner Organ

This article is from WYTV, Channel 33 out of Youngstown/Akron Area. The article contains an audio of the organ as well as a slide show.

Tuesday, December 7


HOLIDAY GREETINGS FROM THE DEAN! ! May the birth of Christ fill each of you with much peace and joy. A Blessed Christmas and prosperous New Year to all.

What to watch for in the future with regard to “The Dean’s List”:

JANUARY: Lent, Easter Choral, Organ and Instrumental music.

MARCH: Music for Summer: Voicings for small groups and ensembles, music for organ and instruments, easy organ music.

MAY: General Choral and Organ Repertorie.

Your Dean.
Henry Kihlken

Monday, December 6

New Release about Handel's Messiah from Eerdmans

I would like to bring your attention to a new book we have published about Handel’s Messiah. Handel’s Messiah: Comfort For God’s People by Calvin R. Stapert (978-0-8028-6587-8/ $14.99 pb).

If you want to enjoy and appreciate Handel’s beloved Messiah more deeply, this informed yet accessible guide is the book to read.

This book offers a deeper, richer understanding of a beloved musical masterpiece. Stapert provides fascinating historical background, tracing not only Messiah’s unlikely inception but also its amazing reception throughout history. The bulk of the book offers scene-by-scene musical and theological commentary on the whole work, focusing on the way Handel’s music beautifully interprets and illuminates the biblical text.

Click on the cover image for more information. Handel’s Messiah is available for purchase at

Feel free to contact me for more information.

Franklin L. Goldberg
Inside Sales
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
2140 Oak Industrial Dr NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Tel: 800-253-7521 x511
Fax: 616.776.7621

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