Krummhorn is the pen name of Tim Horneman, a Catholic organist and pianist based in the suburbs of Chicago. By day, I’m an editor (the writing type) for an Internet-based business located in Chicago.
Why call this “Pull Out All the Stops?” As it turns out, that common phrase is derived from playing a church organ. If you want to play really, really, really loud, you have to (on certain types of organs) pull a knob for each set of pipes (the stop). So if you’ve pulled out all the stops, you’re probably going to get a sound like this:
For more information about my pen name, there’s nothing like Wikipedia.
Oh, and I really shouldn’t have to say this, but any opinions I post here shouldn’t be taken as representative of any of my workplaces, nor should you be trolling here for dirt on any of my workplaces; I have none to provide. Any errors of fact are mine alone, and I’ll fix them if they’re brought to my attention. And though I intend to be realistic about the life of church organisting, I also don’t intend to make life more difficult for those I know IRL who are reading this, so this also won’t be a sad substitute for therapy/revenge.
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