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February 9, 2006
Vol. VI, No. 1


"It's About Time"
Let me begin by apologizing for how long I've been out of touch. It's hard to believe that I allowed almost 4 months to pass since my last Rampage. The original culprit was the convergence of Christmas and the end of the year. Christmas always presents special challenges for church musicians so that alone wasn't the issue.

No, what caused me problems was my bright idea to get caught up by the end of the year so that I could start the year off fresh. I was hoping to avoid making a resolution to catch up on work and then feeling bad when I failed.

Everything was going great and then I'm not sure what happened. Every time I crossed something off my list, two new things appeared. As of today, my list of things to do is longer than it has ever been. I hack away at it every day but like some kind of nasty jungle, it just grows back.

I had a Christmas wrap-up Rampage I was working on but it kept growing and I kept postponing updates to the website until the Rampage had been sent out. Like a dog chasing its tail. Now I've decided to make as many of the website updates as I can and send this message out and worry about tomorrow, well, tomorrow. Stay tuned for updates to come, including many new additions to the Composition Free Exchange page.

Click this link to read comments and offer your own:
http://www.BACHorgan.com/Feedback.asp


Deaths in the BACHorgan.com Community
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Jean Peacock, wife of retired Oberlin Conservatory of Music organ professor Garth Peacock, died on January 24, 2006. Garth and Jean met at Oberlin as undergrads and became sweethearts when they were both organ students. Jean was a very special person and a terrific match for Garth. I'll especially never forget the organ studio parties at their home. Jean will be greatly missed.

Will R. Rogers died on November 21, 2005. Will was a very active member of the BACHorgan.com community. He contributed frequently to the Feedback pages as well as submitting his Etude OPUS 1, Nr. 1 (Dreams) for Violin, Cello, Piano to the Composition Free Exchange page. His most notable contribution was the Free Workshop that I email out each November for American Indian Heritage Month:
http://bachorgan.com/Workshop07.asp
In addition to his work as a church musician, Will was a working actor, a painter and, most importantly, a good friend.
http://www.willwrogers.actorsite.com/
http://www.BACHorgan.com/Rogers_exhibit.pdf


Updated Pages
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Organ Links:
Added is the Harris/McDonough organ at St. Thomas the Apostle in Hollywood, California. Also added is the Zimmer organ at Cameron United Methodist Church in Alexandria, Virginia.
http://www.BACHorgan.com/Organs/Organs.asp

Your Stories:
Added is the story of BACHorgan.com community member Ryan Bradfield.
http://www.BACHorgan.com/YourStories.asp

Independent Artists:
Added is BACHorgan.com community member Cj Sambach.
http://www.BACHorgan.com/Ind_Artists.asp
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Have a great week!

Dan Long
Editor, BACHorgan.com


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