Mostly About Music

• “Monastic Accordionists,” Harmonikacentret Magazine, No. 3/1992 (Birkerod, Denmark: 1992)

• “Music for Body, Mind & Spirit,” The Reed Block (San Diego: March 1993)

• “The Last Laugh—Accordion Jokes and Joking Accordions,” The Reed Block (San Diego: April 1993)

• “First International Accordion Celebration,” CAPA Times (Fort Collins, Colorado: Spring 1993)

• “A Public School Music Teacher’s Best Friend,” Reed Block (San Diego: June 1993)

• “First International Accordion Celebration,” Accordion World (Portland, Oregon: June 1994)

• “The Composer: An Endangered Species—An Interview with David Stock,” Music Theory: Explorations and Applications, Volume 4 (Duquesne University School of Music: 1995).

• “The Science of Sound,” Uzubuh (Pittsburgh: 1996)

• “Tales from Tanglewood,” (1996)

The Free-Reed Review—Volume I, the first fifty reviews; (Pittsburgh: The Classical Free-Reed, Inc., 1997)

• “What Price Freedom?” The CORrespondent (Pittsburgh: April 1998)

• “Command Performance,” Playboy Magazine, Vol. 45, No. 7 (July 1998)

• “The Beatles and the Free-Reed Instruments,” Harmonica Educator (Winter, 1998)

“The Accordion and Gershwin’s Rhapsody In Blue: A Historical Perspective” (1999), Music Theory: Explorations and Applications, Volume 7 (Duquesne University School of Music).

• “Controversy Fast Route to Fame,” Pittsburgh Catholic (Nov. 5, 1999)

• “A Sign of PSO’s Excellence,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Dec. 24, 1999)

“Chant: Archaic Relic or Relevant Revelation?” The Pittsburgh Catholic (May 26, 2000) titled this article, “Ancient Tradition Has Spiritual, Medicinal Benefits.” Also published in The Catholic Spirit (Diocese of Metuchen, New Jersey: March 28, 2002)

• “God’s Existence a Matter of Faith,” Home News Tribune (New Brunswick, NJ: Aug. 27, 2000)

• “The Chinese Sheng,” The Harmonica Educator, Vol. 7 No. 3 (Fall 2000)

• “The Classical Sho,” The Harmonica Educator, Vol. 7 No. 4 (Winter 2000)

• “The Laotian Khaen,” The Harmonica Educator, Vol. 8 No. 1 (North Hampton, Ohio: Spring 2001)

The Classical Squeezebox: A Short History of the Accordion in Classical Music—a pioneering 44-page scholarly research work, published by the British international journal, Musical Performance, Volume 3 (London: Harwood Academic Publishers, 2001).

“The Accordion and Gershwin’s Rhapsody In Blue: A Historical Perspective” Musical Performance, Volume 3 (London: Harwood Academic Publishers, 2001)

“The Accordion and Gershwin’s Rhapsody In Blue: A Historical Perspective” reprinted in The BAAC Page (Bay Area Accordion Club Newsletter) (March 2001)

• “A Graphic Lesson,” Pittsbugh Post-Gazette (May 23, 2001)

• “Living Legend: An Interview With Larry Adler,” BAAC Page (San Francisco: Bay Area Accordion Club Newsletter, Aug. 2001)

• “Fanatical Patriots,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Sept. 23, 2001)

• “Deer Me,” Pittsburgh Magazine (Sept. 2001)

• “Oppression or Modesty?” USA Today (Nov. 7, 2001)

• “Harrison Gave Away Plenty,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Dec. 21, 2001)

• “Music Critic’s Job Not Easy,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Feb. 15, 2002)

“Choir a Comfort to Members As Well As Bereaved,” The Catholic Spirit (Diocese of Metuchen, New Jersey: Jan. 17, 2002)

• “Guido Deiro: Polca Variata/Variety Polka”, The Free-Reed Journal, Volume 4—a publication of the Center for the Study of Free-Reed Instruments at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York (2002).

• CD booklet notes for Vaudeville Accordion Classics, by Bridge Records (2003).

• “Guido Deiro, Bröderna Guido och Pietro Deiro” (Stockholm, Frosini-Deiro Förreningen: 2004)

The Brothers Deiro and Their Accordions, lauded as the first biography of the two pioneer vaudeville accordionists: Guido and Pietro Deiro, published by The Classical Free-Reed, Inc. (2005).

Accordion Registrations, published by New Music Box (2005).

The Accordionist as Accompanist, published by AccordionsUSA (2005).

How to Play Diatonic Button Accordion, three volumes (2007-2011), published by Santorella Publications.

• CD booklet notes for The Complete Recorded Works of Guido Deiro, four volumes, by Archeophone Records (2007-2010).

The Complete Works of Guido Deiro, a 192-page book, published by Mel Bay Publications (2008).

• “The Accordion In American Music and Culture”, a 1,000-word reference article, published in the five-volume Encyclopedia of American Music and Culture, by ABC-CLIO—an award-winning publisher of reference, contemporary thought and professional development content (2010).

24 Essays on 24 Hymns, published in the Grace Visitor, the monthly journal of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Rochester, Pennsylvania (June-December 2015).

The King of Instruments, published in the Grace Visitor, the monthly journal of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Rochester, Pennsylvania (September 2015).

Our Hunter-Gatherer Ancestors: In Balance With the Earth? (Blog post: June 2016)

A Brief Comparison of the Code of Hammurabi and the Declaration of Independence. (Blog post: July 2016).

Articles/Essays published by The Classical Free-Reed, Inc.

The Last Laugh: Accordion Jokes and Joking Accordions (The Reed Block: April 1993), and (Who’s Who in the Accordion World: 1994)

Accordion Adventures with the River City Brass Band (September 1996)

Cinema Serenade: Recording with the Pittsburgh Symphony (December 1996/August 1997)

A Living Legend: Interview With Larry Adler (October 1997)

Interview With Planet Squeezebox Producer, Michal Shapiro

Interview With Pauline Oliveros

Interview With Wendy Morrison

Interview With William Schimmel

The Beatles and the Free-Reed Instruments (October 1998)

A Short History of the Free-Reed Instruments in Classical Music (1998-2000)

Classical Recital: Time to Retire? (May 1999)

Leo Niemi: An Artist Among Accordion Technicians (May 1999)

Performing in Kurt Weill’s Opera Mahagonny (January 2004)

“Who Was First?” and the Recording of Vaudeville Accordion Classics (November 2004)

Accordion Registrations (February 2005)

The Accordionist As Accompanist (April 2005)

Interview With Fredrik Dillner: The Owner Of What May Be The World’s Oldest Accordion (June 2006)

184 CD, Music and Concert Reviews, published by The Free-Reed Review.

Music Score Reviews (Classical)

SAMFUNDET: Classical Accordeon Edition (1997)

AMS Production Ky: Works by Ari-Matti Saira (1999)

Concertina Connection Music Publications: Music for the English Concertina (2000)

Dyremose, Jeanette and Lars: Dyremose Stykker (2001)

Modus Musiikki Oy: Musiikkia harmonikalle (Music for Accordion)

Book Reviews (Classical)

Atlas, Allan W: The Wheatstone English Concertina in Victorian England (1997)

Kaupenjohann, Ralf (Editor): Brennpunkte I (1999)

Llanos, Ricardo: Accordeón Divertido / Akordeoi Alaia (1999)

Gellerman, Robert F: The American Reed Organ and the Harmonium

Krampert, Peter: The Encyclopedia of the Harmonica

Kymalainen, Helka: Harmonikka taidemusiikissa (The Accordion in Classical Music)

Liggett, Wallace: The History of the Accordion in New Zealand

Morelli, Joe: Target: Focus

Rosinska, Elzbieta: Polska Literatura Akordeonowa (1955-1996)

Schimmel, William: Falling From Grace: An Autobiography of an Accordionist

Atlas, Allan W, ed.: The Free-Reed Journal, Vol. 1 (2000)

Atlas, Allan W, ed.: The Free-Reed Journal, Vol. 2 (2001)

Atlas, Allan W, ed.: The Free-Reed Journal, Vol. 3 (2001)

Concert Reviews (Classical)

International Accordion Celebration (Toronto: 1993)

Pino, Carmelo and the Washington Chamber Orchestra:: Concertino for Accordion and Strings (1996)

Cuarteto Latinoamericana and bandoneonist Cesar Olguin (1998)

Soave, Peter and the Ohio Chamber Orchestra: Piazzolla's Concerto for Bandoneon (1999)

Wang Zheng Ting (sheng) at The Center For The Study of Free-Reed Instruments (1999)

Alphen Opus 2 (2000)

Dempsey, Jackie and Squonk Opera: Burn (2001)

CUNY Concertina Concert (2002)

Video Tape Reviews (Classical)

Galla-Rini, Anthony, accordion: Sharing the Joy (1999)

CDs (Piano and Chromatic Button Accordion: Classical)

Ahvenainen, Veikko: Three New Classical Accordion Releases (cd review) (2005)

Ahvenainen, Veikko: The Studio Recordings of Helsinki (1997)

Alphen Opus 2: T(w)o You (2000)

Anzelotti, Teodoro: Music by Gerhard Stabler: fallen, fallen . . .

Barberena, Antonio: Acordeón de Concierto (2001)

Battiston, Ivano: Seven Last Words (2000)

Bonnay, Christiane and Loli, Philippe: Nouvelle Musique

Carmen Carrozza, Accordion (cd review)

Carmen Carrozza Plays Paul Creston Concerto and Alan Hovhaness Rubaiyat (2007)

Castaño, Angel: Musika Kontenporaneoa Akordeoia; (1997)

Castaño, Angel Luis: Music of Patrick Busseuil

Danish Accordion Academy Ensemble: Music by Sven Erik Werner

Daverne, Gary: Gallipoli [Accordionist: Kevin Friedrich] (2005)

Davine, Robert: Concert Accordion Artistry

Dempsey, Jackie and Squonk Opera: Bigsmörgåsbørdwünderwerk (2000)

di Gesualdo, Salvatore: The Classical Accordionist (2000)

Draugsvoll, Geir: Classical Accordion

Draugsvoll, Geir: Ivan Frounberg: Orchestral Works

Draugsvoll, Geir: Sofia Gubaidulina (1997)

Draugsvoll, Geir: Works for Classical Accordion

Dyremose, Jeanette and Lars: Dyremose Stykker (2001)

Ellegard, Mogens: Contemporary Danish Accordion Music

Ensemble DRAJ: Lieder aus den Ghettos (2001)

Sundeqvist, Jörgen: Bellows and Pipes (2005)

Hohner Accordion Symphony Orchestra: Accordiorama (2001)

Hussong, Stefan: Sofia Gubaidulina

Jeanette Dyremose Ensemble: Sparkling Moments (2001)

Jobard, Sylvie: Jean-Sébastien Bach (1999)

Kaminska, Lidia: Three New Classical Accordion Releases (cd review)

Kaupenjohann, Ralf: Maschinen Musik (2001)

Kazakov, Yuri: The Art of Yuri Kazakov (2005)

Kazakov, Yuri: Stars of Russian Bayan (1999)

Klucevsek, Guy: The Composer-Performer: Forty Years of Discovery (1954-1994)

Klucevsek, Guy: Manhattan Cascade

Klucevsek, Guy and the Bantam Orchestra: Stolen Memories

Klucevsek, Guy: Transylvanian Softwear

Klucevsek, Guy: The Well-Tampered Accordion (2005)

The K Trio: Images

Lechner, Otto: Accordeonata

Lips, Friedrich: Encore

Lips, Friedrich: Russisch und Trepak

Macerollo, Joseph: Persuasion

Melichar, Alfred: Acco Music

Monteiro, Eddie: The Trio Album (2007)

John Molinari and Veikko Ahvenainen - The Historic Recordings

Alessandro Mugnoz, Accordion; and Claudia Menghi, piano: Repertoire for Free-Reed Instruments from the 19th and 20th centuries (2006)

Murray, Owen: Crucifixion by Elena Firsova (2002)

Nasturico, Marin: Virtuoso

Nina & Lena: Vitebsk, Minsk, Moscow (1999)

Oliveros, Pauline: Deep Listening

Petric, Joseph: Bach Suites, Sonatas, Airs & Dances

Petric, Joseph: Koprowski Concerto (2002)

Petric, Joseph and Amadeus Ensemble: Music of Marjan Mozetich (1997)

Petric, Joseph: Padre Antonio Soler (2000)

Petric, Joseph: Three New Titles by Joseph Petric

Precz, Bogdan: Acordeon

Quartetto Gelato: Quartetto Gelato

Quartetto Gelato: Rustic Chivalry

Rättyä, Janne: Bach Two and Three Part Inventions (2002)

Reichman, Ted and Braxton, Anthony: 1993 (Leipzig)

Romanko, Viktor: Improvisationen (2001)

Rossen, Morten: Cassa Fisharmonica

Saira, Maritta and Ari-Matti: Coral (1999)

Saira, Maritta and Ari-Matti: Sin Palabras (2000)

Sattler, Robert: Robert Sattler Plays the Bayan

Schimmel, William: Dead End Avenue

Schmidt, Diane and Seattle Symphony: Hovhaness: The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Semyonov, Vyacheslav: Semyonov Plays His Transcriptions

Sevastian, Alexander: Three New Classical Accordion Releases (cd review)

Soave, Peter and the Emerald Sinfonietta: Coppola's Concerto for Accordion (2000)

Soave, Peter: Pride and Passion, vol. 1

Terem Quartet: Classical

Ugarte, Enrique: Accordion Champion Plays Bolero, Sabre Dance, Czardas

Venglevski, Stanislav: Stas!

Venglevski, Stanislav: Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Suite (1997)

Concertina and Bandoneon CDs (Classical)

Celtic Consort

Diaz, Hugo: Master of Bandoneon (1997)

Giulio Regondi Guild: The Great Regondi, Volumes One and Two

Mainetti, Pablo and Orquestra de Cambra Teatre Lliure (Barcelona): Astor Piazzolla Tango

Harmonica CDs (Classical)

Bonfiglio, Robert: Villa-Lobos Concerto (1999)

Bonfiglio, Robert: Romances (1999)

Hughes, James: James Hughes Plays James Moody

Hughes, James: The Romantic Harmonica Music of Paul Lewis (1999)

King's Harmonica Quintet

Littera, Gianluca: Villa-Lobos Concerto (1999)

Logan, Larry: Souvenirs

Reilly, Tommy: Concertos for Harmonica and Orchestra (2000)

Reilly, Tommy: Serenade (2000)

Reilly, Tommy: Works for Harmonica and Orchestra (2000)

Reilly, Tommy: Works for Harmonica, Harp and String Quartet (2000)

Harmonium and Reed Organ CDs (Classical)

Takacs Quartet: Takacs Quartet Plays Dvorak (1997)

Michel, Johannes Matthias: Sigfrid Karg-Elert: Harmonium Works Vol. 1-3 (2000)

Page, Anne: French Music for Harmonium Vol. 2 (2001)

Lucktenberg, George with Lyra Quartet: Dvorak Bagatelles (2002)

Asian Free-Reed Instruments (Classical)

Kô Ishikawa (shô) and Wang Zheng Ting (shêng): Whose Forest? (2000)

Sheng Masterpieces Performed by Sheng Masters (2000)

Tianquan Hu: The Yellow River Sheng (2001)

Miyato Mayumi: John Cage, composer: Two4 (2001)

QIAN Zhao-xi (composer): Primitive Safari (2002)

LIU Ying (conductor): A Spray of Flower (2002)

Music Score Reviews (Folk, Popular, Jazz)

Kushner, Sy; arranger: The Klezmer Fake Book/Compact Disc (1997)

Piazzolla, Astor: 20 de ses Plus Grands Tangos

Howe, Elias Jr: The Complete Preceptor for the Accordeon

Book Reviews (Folk, Popular, Jazz)

Bove, Bob: Accordion Man -- The Legendary Dick Contino (1997)

Keen, David: Accordion World (magazine) (1999)

Keil, Charles & Angeliki V. and Blau, Dick: Polka Happiness

Krampert, Peter: The Encyclopedia of the Harmonica

Morrison, Wendy: Pretty Complete Guide to Squeezeboxes (1999)

Ohlander, Gunnar M: Pietro Frosini, Dragspelets Trollkarl

Stricker, Ralph: Jazz Theory and Improvisation Studies for Accordion (2001)

Concert Reviews (Folk, Popular, Jazz)

Hunter, Richard at The Center for the Study of Free-Reed Instruments (1999)

Video Tape Reviews (Folk, Popular, Jazz)

Boatman, Morgan (Director): Princess Isabelle

Logan, Larry: Celebrating His 50th Anniversary in Show Business (2000)

CDs (Diatonic Button Accordion: Folk, Popular, Jazz)

Budowitz: Mother Tongue

Dairo M.B.E., I.K. & His Blue Spots: Ashiko

Donslund, Herluf: Harp and Soul

John Kirkpatrick Band: Force of Habit

La Musgana: Las Seis Tentaciones


Tigermoth: Mothballs

Valimaki, Teppo: Taysin Palkein: The Best of Finnish Folk Accordion (1997)

Various Artists: Klezmer Music -- A Marriage of Heaven and Earth

Various Artists: Planet Squeezebox

CDs (Piano and Chromatic Button Accordion: Folk, Popular, Jazz)

Cafe Accordion Orchestra: Dancing on the Moon

Contino, Dick: Forever With You (1997)

Deiro, Pietro & Guido: Real Ragtime

Deishovida: Fast Folk

Folkstad, Jon: Norske Drag (2001)

Floren, Myron: 22 of the Greatest Polka Hits

Frosini, Pietro : Jolly Caballero (2006)

Frosini, Pietro: Original Recordings: 1920-1935 (2002)

Galliano, Richard: Laurita

Ganian, Michael: Accordéon d'or (2000)

Ganian, Michael: Ararat 1915 (2000)

Ganian, Michael: différence (2000)

Good Music Polka Band: It's A Polka Party!

Kalaniemi, Maria: Maria Kalaniemi (1997)

Kandic, Vladeta (Bata Kanda): Plays With Heart and Soul (1999)

Kimmel, John: Real Ragtime (2001)

Klezmatics: Jews With Horns

Mazaika: Violin and Accordion Duo (2002)

Music Makars: Scottish Dance Music

Nasturico, Marin: Jazz and Romance

Newton, Dan: Cafe Accordion

Precz, Bogdan & Acco-Lab: For Daniel

Rommel, Jim: Prost!

Sy Kushner Music Ensemble: Klezsqueeze! (1997)

Various Artists: Legends of Accordion (1999)

Various Artists: Planet Squeezebox

Concertina and Bandoneon CDs (Folk, Popular, Jazz)

Nicholson, Lea: The Concertina Record (2000)

Piazzolla, Astor & The New Tango Sextet: Luna


Timson, Chris and Gregson, Anne: Peaceful Harbour

Various Artists: Planet Squeezebox

Harmonica CDs (Folk, Popular, Jazz)

Adler, Larry: Larry Adler Salutes Gershwin (1999)

Adler, Larry: The Glory of Gershwin (1999)

Logan, Larry: Larry Logan Plays Gershwin (2000)

Harmonium CDs (Folk, Popular, Jazz)

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada: Krishna Meditations

Publications about the Hare Krishnas


Eleven Naked Emperors: The Crisis of Succession in the Hare Krishna Movement (1977-1987)—a brief history of the zonal-acharya era of ISKCON

Killing For Krishna: The Danger of Deranged Devotion—the story of the 1986 murder of the dissident devotee and former New Vrindaban resident Sulochan dasa (Steven Bryant)

• “Guru Authority, Religious Innovation, and the Decline of New Vrindaban,”—a chapter in the book, Homegrown Gurus: From Hinduism in America to American Hinduism, co-written with E. Burke Rochford, Jr. (SUNY Press: 2013)

Gold, Guns and God: Swami Bhaktipada and the West Virginia Hare Krishnas—a biography of Kirtanananda Swami Bhaktipada and a history of the New Vrindaban Community. (forthcoming)


Salagram-Sila appears at New Vrindaban, Brijabasi Spirit (February 2015)

Gold, Guns and God, Chapter One: This child is going to be a great preacher (January 2013)

A Chronology of Swami Bhaktipada's Life (December 2011)

Former W.Va. Krishna leader dies in India at 74 (Henry was quoted as a source for this Wall Street Journal article: October 2011)

Swami Bhaktipada / Disgraced leader of Hare Krishnas in W.Va. Died Oct. 24, 2011 (Henry was quoted as a source for this Pittsburgh Post Gazette article: October 2011)

Swami Bhaktipada, Ex-Hare Krishna Leader, Dies at 74 (Henry was quoted as a source for this New York Times article: October 2011)

Radhanath Swami’s Alleged Involvement in Sulochan’s Murder, Sampradaya Sun (August 2010)

Prayers to Lord Damodar (September 2009)

Response to "A letter to the Sampradaya Sun," Jagat (July 2008)

Kirtanananda Swami leaves U.S., Moves to India Permanently, Brijabasi Spirit (March 2008)

When Is The Actual Birthday of New Vrindaban? Brijabasi Spirit (March 2008)

Prayers For Muktakesh, Brijabasi Spirit (October 2007)

Damodara Prayers (An English Version), Brijabasi Spirit (April 2007)

The Passing Away Of Muktakesh, Sampradaya Sun (April 2007)

Faith Is Blind and Ignorance Is Bliss, Sampradaya Sun (March 2007), reprinted by Prabhupad Anti-Defamation Association

In Memory of Hayagriva, Flickr (March 2007)

Sulocana's Murder - For the Record, Part 1, Sampradaya Sun (January 2007)

Vrindaban’s Woods and Groves (November 2005)

• “Impressions of Vrndavana,” Sri Vrndavana Dhama Newsletter (India: August 1994)

• “Memories of Vrindaban: Back to the Future,” Brijabasi Spirit (May 1994)

• “True Tales from the Compost Pile,” New Vrindaban World (August 1992)

• “West Virginia’s First White Sannyasi: Johnny Appleseed” New Vrindaban Town Crier (June 1992)

• “Ideational Music,” New Vrindaban Town Crier (March 1992)

• “Accordions Make For Great Preaching Opportunities,” The City of God Examiner (July 1990)

• “Choir Tour Meets with Applause and Opposition,” New Vrindaban News (September 1988)

• “Eight Meditations on the Bhaktipadashtakam Prayers,” (2 parts) Nectar of the Holy Name (Rishikesh, India: September and October 1988)

• “Deep In The Well: Confessions of a Brahmacari-Grhasta,” (2 parts) Brijabasi Spirit (June and July 1987)

• “Krishna Killers,” Rolling Stone (May 2, 1987)

• “A True Story,” (2 parts) Brijabasi Spirit (May and June 1987)

• “Only for the Birds,” Brijabasi Spirit (January 1987)

• “Hell to Heaven,” Brijabasi Spirit (June 1986)

• Editor/Publisher of Palace Publishing Newsletter (2 issues: January and February 1986)

• “Prabhupada’s Chair, or The Rescue of the Neglected Vyasasana,” Brijabasi Spirit (November 1985)

“Forever By His Side,” (November 1985)

• “Srila Bhaktipada In California,” Brijabasi Spirit (May 1985)

• “Prelude to Perfection,” Brijabasi Spirit (March 1982)

• (Between December 2006 and December 2011, Henry wrote 23 additional articles which were published by the Sampradaya Sun, but Rocana dasa—the editor/publisher—deleted them in 2015 after a philosophical rift appeared between them.)

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