Partita: The story behind Tacoma's newest organ piece
When Mark Brombaugh gives the Tacoma premiere of a new Partita by David Dahl on Sept. 30, it will be bittersweet. Both men know the Christ Episcopal organ well: Brombaugh's brother John built it, and Dahl played it for 30 years as the church's organist. But Dahl's vision is rapidly failing, and this might be the last piece the well-known musician ever writes.
Partita: The story behind Tacoma's newest organ piece
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