PipeChat Digest #159 - Tuesday, December 9, 1997
 
Population of Sydney et al
  by Mark Quarmby <markq@mail.flex.com.au>
Tremblant fort
  by Mark Quarmby <markq@mail.flex.com.au>
icy week-end
  by Kenneth O. Woods <kow987@dice.crane.navy.mil>
Re: Organist needed!!! Long Island, NY
  by Adam Levin <alevin@advance.net>
icy week-end
  by Judy A. Ollikkala <71431.2534@compuserve.com>
Re: icy week-end
  by Kenneth O. Woods <kow987@dice.crane.navy.mil>
***A recent death***
  by The NE ORG <TheNEORG@aol.com>
Re: Biltmore organ (Cross-posted)
  by Richard Schneider <arpncorn@dave-world.net>
Reply  (Was: Organist needed: Long Island, NY)
  by Patricia R. Maimone <patmai@juno.com>
Re: Organist needed!!! Long Island, NY
  by Ken <mewzishn@spec.net>
Re: Population of Sydney et al
  by ManderUSA <ManderUSA@aol.com>
Re: Population of Sydney et al
  by Sheridan Mascall <sheridan.mascall@visionet.com.au>
 


(back) Subject: Population of Sydney et al From: markq@mail.flex.com.au (Mark Quarmby) Date: Mon, 8 Dec 1997 22:03:44 +1000   Sheridan (who lives fairly close to me by Sydney standards but would take about half hour to drive here by car or in her big land cruiser!) wrote:   >People do that in relation to Sydney too, Philippe ... you say you live >in Sydney and they say, "Oh, I know someone in Sydney! - do you know the >Smiths?"   I know the Smiths: I used to teach their two children the organ!   >Sydney has ... is it 3 million people or is that more by now, >I have no idea. :)   It is closer to 4 million now.   And greetings to Phillipe whom I met in Sydney a few months ago when he played a lunchtime recital at the Cathedral!   Cheers,       Mark      
(back) Subject: Tremblant fort From: markq@mail.flex.com.au (Mark Quarmby) Date: Mon, 8 Dec 1997 22:23:48 +1000   bruce cornely o o o __________ o o o ago (dean) ohs o o __________ o o   wrote:   >Jim Saenger mentioned the French Tremblant Fort which was sometimes >used with full organ. Can someone illuminate this further with some >examples of literature and registration? >Gracias!   I spent about 3 weeks earlier this year, just travelling around France playing French organs (36 in all). I had heard about "Tremblant Fort" but had never experienced one.   I have just looked up my notes on one instrument in particular which I remembered featured a tremblant fort. You really have to hear one to believe it. It is the most incredible sound. I will quote from my notes:   "A short drive from Grenade is the town of Verdun (just north of Toulouse in the south-west of France), an ancient village with a rustic organ in a gallery on the left hand side of the west wall of L'e`glise de St Michel. The organ was restored by Lecle`re in 1985 to the specification of Lepine in 1767 and has 3 manuals and pedals with 18 stops. The organ has a false Positif case made of wood. The tremblant fort was quite extraordinary, acting as a reiteration stop when used with the Grand Jeux. The whole organ was pulsating on and off and ornaments were impossible to play. The old French style pedal board had a compass of 3 octaves, starting at F below modern bottom C. There were only two 8' pedal stops; a Flute and a Trompette: only the Trompette played down to bottom F. There was no bottom C# anywhere on the organ (this was also quite common on all the French classical organs I saw)."   I hope this gives you some idea of what a tremblant fort does, but I can't think of any repertoire that demands one. Perhaps it was just used for special effects like the ubiquitous "orage" pedal.   Cheers,   Mark Quarmby, Sydney     Mark      
(back) Subject: icy week-end From: kow987@dice.crane.navy.mil (Kenneth O. Woods) Date: Mon, 8 Dec 97 7:29:47 EST   I can't imagine trying to go 300 mi to play every week-end. I couldn't even make the first service yesterday 1.5 miles from my house due to ice. It began during a concert Sat nite which was very nice in spite of a couple of fopahs! First thing out of the box a note stuck and the organist doffed his jacket, climbed into the pipe tower and after a few moments the note stopped, he appeared at the doorway with the offending pipe in hand. He took it quite well with a broad smile and continued on. Later after a congregational song, he began a quiet peace with a leftover SFZ stil in place from the hymn. Again he took it with a smile. An enjoyable evening except for the slow, slippery drive home.   -- Kenneth O. Woods kow987@dice.crane.navy.mil  
(back) Subject: Re: Organist needed!!! Long Island, NY From: Adam Levin <alevin@advance.net> Date: Mon, 8 Dec 1997 08:16:17 -0500 (EST)   On Sun, 7 Dec 1997, Philippe Beullens wrote: > >Althought Becky IS a student at Syracuse University - the University is > >over 300 miles from West Islip, NY - It would be very difficult for her > >(or anyone else) to try to commute that distance (ESPECIALLY with the > >weather we are having this week-end ! ! !) > I'm sorry... I guess I just said something very stupid :-) I didn't know > Syracuse and Long Island were that far from eachother... > When we (dumb Belgians) hear talking about New York, we automatically > compare it to our major cities :-) which are off course small towns in > comparison to NYC :-)))   Heh, I remember someone telling me once about the differences between Americans and Europeans: Europeans think 200 miles is a long distance and Americans think 200 years is a long time. :)   It's 4-5 hours on a good day for me to go from Northern New Jersey to Syracuse -- it's probably about the same to get to Long Island from Syracuse.   -Adam Rutherford, NJ USA Free speech online! _/ http://zen.advance.net/~alevin/________/ "Eureka," he said. <*> __________________________/ "Going to have a bath then?" -O /    
(back) Subject: icy week-end From: "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com> Date: Mon, 8 Dec 1997 11:32:31 -0500   Mr. Woods, you didn't say where you live, but here in Worcester MA I fell on the ice last night and got a deep gash above my left eye and a very bruised right thumb. Had to get six sutures at the ER. With Christmas music close at hand, I hope my thumb improves rapidly. I went through this 4 Christmas seasons ago when my left thumb became dislocated and I wore a cast/splint for four weeks and played with my right hand and two feet, and directed the choir with my left hand apparatus! I found 3 pieces of seasonal music which had the melody in the pedal and alternated them each week for the prelude and postlude (nobody noticed), and did choral hymns/carols with the choir and accapella anthems. Somehow I was able to play the service hymns and carol accompaniments with no problem. Judy Ollikkala  
(back) Subject: Re: icy week-end From: kow987@dice.crane.navy.mil (Kenneth O. Woods) Date: Mon, 8 Dec 97 12:03:23 EST   > > Mr. Woods, you didn't say where you live, but here in Worcester MA I fell > on the ice last night and got a deep gash above my left eye and a very I'm in southern Indiana. The ice also made me miss the first service entirely yesterday morning and 10mins late for the second, then as I got to the end of the hymn introduction, I realized it was a two page hymn and I had only pulled out one page! So as I played the first stanza one-handed I thumbed frantically thru the book to find the second page. I knew I didn't need it, but sometimes it's just better to have it in front of you. -- Kenneth O. Woods kow987@dice.crane.navy.mil  
(back) Subject: ***A recent death*** From: The NE ORG <TheNEORG@aol.com> Date: Mon, 8 Dec 1997 14:02:58 EST   Some sad news.   My partner, Owenjay was killed in a car crash last weekend. He was integrally involved in the production of the Northeast Organist Magazine, and was a great supporter of the organ world and the people in it. He will be sorely missed by many people, and I know that he would want the many organ folks he has met over the past few years to know.   Thank you,   Len       Len Levasseur The Northeast Organist tneorg@aol.com PO Box 747 http://www.tneorg.com Lawrence, MA 01842-1547 Fax:1-508-970-1133 Phone: 1-800-841-4030    
(back) Subject: Re: Biltmore organ (Cross-posted) From: Richard Schneider <arpncorn@dave-world.net> Date: Mon, 08 Dec 1997 14:43:14 -0800   Dear Listers,   The response for my article with regards to the Biltmore Estate has been nothing short of amazing. One of the responses I got was from David Scribner <david@blackiris.com>, co-owner of one of the lists to which I'm posting this. He suggested (thankfully!) that I might want to get this to him and he would be willing to put up a web page with the article and a photograph of the exterior of the mansion itself (depending on how well it transmitted!).   I will be going out of town for the remainder of the week starting Wednesday, and he tells me that it will take him a day or so to get this done and put up. I've asked him to announce when this will be ready to download from his Web-site, and the specifics of the URL.   Thanks to all who inquired regarding this article.   Christmas is closing-in for the Kill! I feel the Hangman's noose already -or is that the Grim Reaper's Sicle for New Years?? (Only an organbuilder would say things like that!)   Faithfully,   / ^ ^ \ { (O) (O) } --------oOOOo--------U-------oOOOo------------   "Arp in the Corn Patch" Rich Schneider SCHNEIDER PIPE ORGANS, Inc. Organbuilders SNAILMAIL:41-43 Johnston Street P.O. Box 137 Kenney, Il 61749-0137 (217) 944-2454 VOX (217) 944-2527 FAX EMAIL: mailto:arpncorn@dave-world.net  
(back) Subject: Reply (Was: Organist needed: Long Island, NY) From: patmai@juno.com (Patricia R. Maimone) Date: Mon, 8 Dec 1997 18:11:22 -0500   Hello, Pipechatters,   I tried to send this directly to Philippe, but it was returned to me with the message "We do not accept junk mail." Hmm. Would some computer guru please tell me how to override such a non-welcoming message? Thank you!   Pat Maimone <patmai@juno.com>   Dear Philippe, <snip> > I didn't know >Syracuse and Long Island were that far from each other... >When we <snip> hear talking about New York, we automatically >compare it to our major cities :-) which are of course small towns in >comparison to NYC :-)))   Please do not worry about a mixup in U. S. geography... At least you know that those two cities were in the same state! Many Americans would unfortunately probably not recognize two European cities in the same country!   Cheers to you!   Pat Maimone Post Chapel, West Point, NY 50 miles north of New York City        
(back) Subject: Re: Organist needed!!! Long Island, NY From: Ken <mewzishn@spec.net> Date: Mon, 08 Dec 1997 23:10:41 +0000   Adam Levin wrote:   > It's 4-5 hours on a good day for me to go from Northern New Jersey to > Syracuse -- it's probably about the same to get to Long Island from > Syracuse.   It can take that long just to get from Long Island to New Jersey on certain days, you should see the Mother's Day traffic! St Christopher, pray for us!   Ken Sybesma        
(back) Subject: Re: Population of Sydney et al From: ManderUSA <ManderUSA@aol.com> Date: Tue, 9 Dec 1997 00:48:18 EST   In a message dated 97-12-08 08:57:59 EST, you write:   << Sheridan (who lives fairly close to me by Sydney standards but would take about half hour to drive here by car or in her big land cruiser!) wrote: >>   Oh Mark,   Another gender shock!! I had just got over the news that Courtney Hay on this list is a he, and now YOU come up with the news that Sheridan is a SHE. Androgenous names are a gas! You and I are both safe (at least in our names!!).   Cheers,   Malcolm P. S. No word yet from the travelling organist.  
(back) Subject: Re: Population of Sydney et al From: sheridan.mascall@visionet.com.au (Sheridan Mascall) Date: Tue, 09 Dec 1997 17:32:00 +1100   ManderUSA wrote:   > In a message dated 97-12-08 08:57:59 EST, you write: > > << Sheridan (who lives fairly close to me by Sydney standards but > would take > about half hour to drive here by car or in her big land cruiser!) > wrote: >> > > Oh Mark, > > Another gender shock!! I had just got over the news that Courtney Hay > on this > list is a he, and now YOU come up with the news that Sheridan is a > SHE. > Androgenous names are a gas! You and I are both safe (at least in our > names!!).   I just grinned when I saw it and let it pass. Don't worry, it wasn't the first time the mistake had been made on these lists. Andrew Lane, another Sydneysider and listmember, thought I was male and ... well, I won't tell you his first gender-coloured impressions of me via the list!   Just to make things more complicated, my sister is named Peta and my mother Lesley :) Even the cat (female) is Micky!   Regards, ~Sheridan~