Neil Harmon: January 2018 Keyboard & Choral Composer

This month we’re featuring composer Neil Harmon! Acclaimed as “one of the finest products of the American organist school,” [La Nuova Venezia] Neil Harmon enjoys a career as organist, conductor, composer, and teacher. He is Director of Music and Organist at Grace United Methodist Church in Wilmington, Delaware, where he directs a semiprofessional choir, a… Read More Neil Harmon: January 2018 Keyboard & Choral Composer

“It is important for us music ministers to remember why we do what we do.”

An introduction to Paul Westermeyer’s Church Musicians: Reflections on Their Call, Craft, History, and Challenges by Kelly Dobbs-Mickus Have you ever met Paul Westermeyer? As I was reading his book Church Musicians: Reflections on Their Call, Craft, History, and Challenges, I recognized the direct but impactful style of his discourse from the many times I… Read More “It is important for us music ministers to remember why we do what we do.”

The Quiet Center – Upcoming Performances by Composer Thomas Keesecker

  Thomas Keesecker will be presenting his piano collection, The Quiet Center, as an Advent reflection of music, song, and poetry at several churches this Advent Season.   Sunday, November 26, 6 pm, Abiding Presence Lutheran, Ewing Township, NJ Monday, November 27, 8 pm, St Paul’s Lutheran, Glenside, PA Wednesday, November 29, 7:30 pm, Sacred… Read More The Quiet Center – Upcoming Performances by Composer Thomas Keesecker

The Quiet Center: Keesecker’s introspective piano music “resonates” 

The Quiet Center, Tom Keesecker’s new collection of piano music for Advent and Christmas, is refreshing in its introspection and is already resonating with players and listeners alike. From the composer: “I began composing The Quiet Center in November 2016. I finished the collection on January 20, 2017 and recorded it in February. It was my… Read More The Quiet Center: Keesecker’s introspective piano music “resonates” 

Vox Humana praised in recent Pastoral Music & American Organist reviews

Vox Humana was veteran organist Haig Mardirosian’s column in The American Organist, the official journal of the American Guild of Organists as well as the Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America, which ran monthly for exactly a decade. Appearing in an annotated collection for the first time here, Mardirosian creates an image encompassing both the breadth… Read More Vox Humana praised in recent Pastoral Music & American Organist reviews

Gramophone Magazine reviews new albums from Su Lian Tan & Michael John Trotta

Since 1923, Gramophone Magazine continues to devote itself to reviewing classical music, particularly recordings.  The August 2017 issue featured two albums in the ECS Publishing Group catalog: Seven Last Words by Michael John Trotta and Revelations by Su Lian Tan. Seven Last Words, review excerpt By Guy Rickards “Trotta’s musical style is fairly straightforward….not unlike that of… Read More Gramophone Magazine reviews new albums from Su Lian Tan & Michael John Trotta