May 2004 (Number 328) includes features on:
- The Development of Organ Building in Slovakia - the second part of Dr Marian Mayer's well-illustrated account.
- Star Organ - Andrew Hayden describes the 1848 Gray & Davison barrel organ at St. Peter and St. Paul, Muchelney, in Somerset.
- Makin's new showroom - Jeremy Meager is interviewed in deepest Buckinghamshire about developments at this electronic church organ manufacturer.
- Léonce de Saint-Martin - a retrospective of Notre-Dame, Paris and Saint-Martin's tenure there by Calimerio Soares.
The organs of Charleville-Mezieres - Ralph Bootman describes some organs in this double town, including the 1863 Cavaille-Coll pictured right.
- Silbermann Anniversary - Roger Raynor describes some of Silbermann's organs in the first of two articles to celebrate his 250th anniversary. The second will be published in August 2004's issue.
- William Drake - A West Country Organ Builder - David Baker visits Bill Drake's workshop and outlines many of their their recent and current projects. Web link: www.williamdrake.co.uk.
- Joseph Booth - a look at his work including the development of an early pneumatic action.
- Wakefield Cathedral - some myths debunked! Spin, it would seem, is not a late 20th century invention.
- The Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir - Brian Hick meets Ebbe Munk, director of this famous boys' choir.
- John Keeble - Gerald Gifford examines this 18th century English composer's enthusiasm for the fugue.
- The Johann Sebastian Bach journey - an enthusiastic account of a tour of Thuringia this April organised by Martin Randall Travel and led by Professor Roderick Swanston of the RCM.
- GOArt: A Brief Introduction - Sverker Jullander describes the development of this increasingly important Swedish centre for organ research.
- An organ for the Sultan - Jack Warren summarises Thomas Dallam's visit to Constantinople. An expanded version of this article can be found on our articles page.
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