SOP Podcast #19: Michael Johnston and John Apple about what it takes to make old organ music live again (Part 1)
In this conversation they will share their ideas about what it takes to restore, reprint, and distribute organ music, most of which is otherwise unavailable.
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This conversation will continue next Sunday in Part 2. Stay tuned.
MMS "About Us" page contains information on Michael and John and links to social media. There is also a link with content about what they do called "Learn about sheet music restoration."
MMS Youtube channel contains interesting videos, but the one
that addresses restoration is:
The main channel is at:
The MP3s page:
Michael mentioned that for Christmas, an organist might like something NOT
based on a well-known tune. In the Merkel, he shows a demonstration of
different editions and he gives away the scan from an internet free source:
MMS blog contains a few biographies and a list of suggested pieces, such
as marches and novelties:
Michael mentioned the roll by Clarence Eddy restored by David Rumsey:
John mentioned Will o' the Wisp. The article by Nevin that John
mentioned is on this page as "What Small-Town Music Needs."
List of theatre organ music:
In A Persian Market
Michael mentioned Lotus:
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