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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

Paul Otto Manz 1919—2009

Paul Otto Manz 1919-2009

Photo–MoringStar Music

October 2009

The masterful Minnesota organist and composer Paul Manz has died, joining his beloved wife Ruth where good spirits congregate. His son John reported that, with the family gathered round the bedside, they had put on a recording of the marvelous choral piece that Paul and Ruth had created, and when the text came round again to “E’en so, Lord Jesus, quickly come”, Paul breathed his last.

Back in 2001, Paul was featured in a PIPEDREAMS program of his compositions, performances and commentary. We have posted an upgraded audio stream, which can be accessed with a high-speed internet connection.

DocumentA Portrait of Paul Manz (#0114)

Though we grieve with the family of this marvelous man who has left us, his spirit does and will remain with us, as encouragement and model of a life well lived.

Links and Resources:

Document Remembrances from Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

Document MPR NewsQ Obituary

Document Facebook page with remembrances of Paul

Document In Memoriam

Document Paul Manz Wikipedia page

Document MorningStar Music

Document Compositions and recordings

Paul Manz receives the congratulations of Michael Barone and the audience of more than two-thousand during a PIPEDREAMS LIVE! event at the American Guild of Organists National Convention in 2008.

Photo–AGO