PipeChat Digest #161 - Thursday, December 11, 1997
 
Re: job interview NOT!
  by Dr. Darryl Miller <OrganDok@safari.net>
RE: Virus
  by Wildhirt, Richard <Richard.Wildhirt@PSS.Boeing.com>
YYESSSSSS!!!! (cross-posted)
  by E. Margo Dillard <emd0002@jove.acs.unt.edu>
St. Mary the Virgin, NYC - Patronal Festival
  by Clifford N. Bohnson <cbohnson@mosquito.com>
Re: Job Interview
  by Clyde Putman <cputman@mail.smu.edu>
Re: job interview NOT!
  by Shirley <pnst@itw.com>
Re: Job Interview
  by Stanley E Yoder <syoder+@andrew.cmu.edu>
King of Instruments Masters
  by <DM726@delphi.com>
Re: Unit organs?
  by Jim Saenger <chamade@Early.COM>
Re: YYESSSSSS!!!! (cross-posted)
  by Patricia R. Maimone <patmai@juno.com>
 


(back) Subject: Re: job interview NOT! From: "Dr. Darryl Miller" <OrganDok@safari.net> Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 06:58:51 -0500   Shirley has written: > > Anybody want a church organist job? You get to play recitals and > orchestral works, too..... and teaching privileges..... a very creative > position.   Hey, Shirley, et al:   I think the job at your Church is great, but I think it's a full-time job, not a part-time job. If I remember correctly, when you posted the job specifics, didn't it include 2 or 3 nights a week, plus handbells? Don't you do major works? Don't you do major organ concertos with orchestra? Isn't the organist involved in planning? Doesn't the organist need to practice and be creative and plan and play colorful hymn accompaniments? Doesn't your choir do major anthems on Sunday morning?   I know Michael Kemp well enough to know the answer to all these questions, and I really think (forget the amount of hours some committee has figured is all it really takes to do the job) the person you hire needs to be full-time.   Just my unsolicited opinion. And, if more churches would take the "30" hour jobs and make them full-time, we would see the level or organ playing in local churches on the rise! I believe that.   Yours, with no malice or judgment, or ill-will, and knowing how committees work, I am,   Darryl by the Sea  
(back) Subject: RE: Virus From: "Wildhirt, Richard" <Richard.Wildhirt@PSS.Boeing.com> Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 06:18:10 -0800   We here at Boeing are subject to the same type of fire fighting. Fortunately, for the most part we have an active and visible systems organization that takes care of all viruses, gives us the most current virus eradication software (with monthly updates), and squelches any hero-like spread of fake virus alerts. I've been both a victim and a propagator of these false alarms, and I think I've learned to check my sources first before crying, "Wolf!" too loudly. We'd all be wise to do the same with any second-, third-, or fourth-hand information we receive.   OK. Back to organic talk.   > ---------- > From: Shirley[SMTP:pnst@itw.com] > Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 1997 3:07 PM > To: PipeChat > Subject: Re: Virus > > It's amazing how many really intelligent people can be taken in by > things > like this. My husband, who works as an engineer for an international > chemical company, forwarded me one the other day. Seems one of the > employees got a hold of it, and sent it around the entire engineering > division. An hour later, a supervisor sent a follow-up email saying > to > ignore that and to please resist the urge to create mass hysteria and > paranoia by sending out notices like that. > > These are new to me though.... have heard about "goodtimes", > "badtimes", > and "PKUNZIP3000" (or some such very high version number), all of > which > are hoaxes. This one is new. > > Since I'm no longer an owner of this list, and since I too am > violating > list policy by posting this, I'll shut my virtual mouth at this time. > :) > > --Shirley > > At 22:45 12/09/97 EST, you wrote: > >Greetings All, > > > > I just got an E-Mail from a friend that included the following: > > The following are new viruses that can wipe out a hard disc: > > Do not down load the following: > > JOIN THE CREW > > OR > > PENPAL GREETINGS. > >Stay alert guys and gals. > >(Double posting) > >Bill6827 > > > "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" > PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics > HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org > List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org > Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org >  
(back) Subject: YYESSSSSS!!!! (cross-posted) From: "E. Margo Dillard" <emd0002@jove.acs.unt.edu> Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 09:21:02 -0600 (CST)   The final defense of my dissertation was last Thurs. afternoon -   and I PASSED!!!   It was a really incredible feeling when the whole committee stood up and one by one shook hands and officially greeted me as "Dr. Dillard". Of course, at the time, I was to brain-fried to really register - it all sunk in later.   I want to thank all of you folks on the organ lists, too. Needless to say, since the bulk of my subjects came from here, I couldn't have done it without you! But I also want to thank you for your encouragement and support - and your patience through all those announcements and reminders last Spring.   Now comes the hard part - teaching my dog and cats to call me Dr. Dillard. They just don't seem to be interested......   Merry Christmas, everybody! Margo oops, Dr. Margo, that is :-)   **************************************************************************** SURVEY OF MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN OF ORGANISTS www.metronet.com/~organmed/ **************************************************************************** "There is nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right notes at the right time, and the instrument plays itself." -- J. S. Bach "We suffer, we suffer, we suffer in silence." -- Fiddler on the Roof ****************************************************************************    
(back) Subject: St. Mary the Virgin, NYC - Patronal Festival From: "Clifford N. Bohnson" <cbohnson@mosquito.com> Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 10:15:42 -0500   Hi all - On Monday, a few friends joined me to attend (and participate) the 129th celebration of the founding of the Church of St. Mary the Virgin in New York City. The celebration was also to be Fr. Edgar Wells last major celebration there, as he retires at the end of the month. Things got started at 5:30 p.m. with Stephen Tharp playing a pre-Mass concert: Sonata 2, c-moll - Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Ricercar - Guy Bovet Trivium - Arvo Part Symphonie-Passion (Advent portion) - Marcel Dupre All, of course excitingly and superbly performed on this magnificent "French" inistrument. There followed a Solemn Procession, with Stations at Our Lady's shrine, and "under the Rood." There was only one "sour" note, provided by a traditionalist, who, when the second Bishop in attendance (the lady Assistant Bishop of the diocese) passed in procession, hissed loudly "B*tch!" and turned his back. He was stared down, and confined himself later to merely turning his back on her. The Mass itself was a Solemn Mass in the Presence of a Bishop (the wonderful black Assisting Bishop of the Diocese). The setting was Langlais' "Messe Solennelle," sung by the small but adequate choir, and plainsong propers for the Feast of the Conception of the BVM (sung by the schola of men).The Plainsong Credo was Bruce Ford's setting from the H82 (Bruce was in attendance). The offertory motet was the "Ave Maria" of Tomas Luis de Victoria. The service concluded with the singing of the Te Deum to Anglican Chant, but done in the "Frnech style" of alternatim, with the organ playing the even-numbered verses. The Postlude, played by the (unidentified) assistant to the new organist, was the Te Deum by Jean Demessieux. Then a lavish spread was available in the Hall. Altogether a most satisfying evening! The hymn tunes used, by the way, were "Merton," "Rouen," "St. Alban," and "Helmsley." One hymn-tune was printed in the programme without tune-name: "Ye who own the faith of Jesus." -- CLIFFORD N. BOHNSON, President The Unicorn's Garden (representing Makin Organs of England [digital electronic] and ITC Pipe Organs of Jackson, New Jersey) http://www.mosquito.com/~unicorn/PAGE1.HTML    
(back) Subject: Re: Job Interview From: cputman@mail.smu.edu (Clyde Putman) Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 13:04:47 -0500   I am reminded of my favorite interview. Small Lutheran Church, small very sweet tracker organ (All of which are positives to me). Did not hear anything for several weeks after interview / audition. Eventually they did call and offered me the job. Just two changes in the job description, they had sold the organ and made the position non-paying.   Cheers to all! -Clyde   Clyde R. Putman supervisor, AV Library, Hamon Arts Library (214) 768-1852 __o cputman@mail.smu.edu _`\<,_ (_)/ (_)                  
(back) Subject: Re: job interview NOT! From: Shirley <pnst@itw.com> Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 13:13:42   This is in response to Darryl's conclusions, even though he has no idea what Abington Church is about:   <<sigh>>   1) We cannot afford to pay any more than we are. If we could, we would. 2) This is a very highly regarded program, and professionally run. 3) The hours we have stated are reasonable. 4) We're not a community church full of clueless people running the committees. Our committee is headed by a man who is an attorney, and knows what he's doing. There are several people from the choir, and one man that is from the congregation. There are three music staff people (including two organists) on the committee as well. We know what we're doing, Darryl.   I'm sorry, readers, that Darryl chose to take this public, and hence my reply also must be public. This issue is not open for discussion.... we're running this the best way we know how, trying to keep the program at the excellent level Michael has achieved, and still pay as much as we can afford. The pastorate and congregation are *very* supportive of Michael and this music program..... and they would approve more money if they could. Our original proposal asked for more.... it just isn't there.   Our ideal candidate will be looking for a position where growth to their full potential and a creative atmosphere are more important than the dollar value. This is a fun position, a wonderful opportunity for the right person. Whoever takes this position will look forward to Sunday mornings rather than dreading it. Money isn't everything.   The end. Any further comments to my personal mailbox only, please.   --Shirley between the rivers     >Hey, Shirley, et al: > >I think the job at your Church is great, but I think it's a full-time >job, not a part-time job.  
(back) Subject: Re: Job Interview From: Stanley E Yoder <syoder+@andrew.cmu.edu> Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 14:08:29 -0500 (EST)   Excerpts from mail: 10-Dec-97 Re: Job Interview by Clyde Putman@mail.smu.ed > Just two changes in the job description, they > had sold the organ and made the position non-paying. > The devil is in the details, eh? Stan Yoder Pittsburgh  
(back) Subject: King of Instruments Masters From: DM726@delphi.com Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 14:49:12 -0500 (EST)   I don't remebmber which list posted this question before, so I will post it on the other list as well.   I have done some research on this subject, with someone who was involved with the salavging of the A-S records (paper) that were being trashed. They saved them I believe, I don't know hwhere they are.   If anyone is interested in more infor on the recording masters e-mail me privately. Dave McPeak  
(back) Subject: Re: Unit organs? From: "Jim Saenger" <chamade@Early.COM> Date: Wed, 10 Dec 97 17:32:49 PST   Has anyone on this list seen the 3-rank unit organ in a museum in Innsbruck? I understand that it has an all mechanical action, slider chests, a flute, principal and quint and was made in the 16th century.   ---------- > Thomas Kirves wrote: > > > > What is a 'unit' organ? How is it different than a 'normal' pipe organ? > > I understand Casavant made a substantial number of these 6-8 rank > > instruments in the mid 'fifties to offer an affordable alternative to > > churches considering the purchase of electronic 'appliances'.(read > > Hammonds etc) > > > > Anyone out there with any info about these instruments? > > > > T. Kirves > > > Unit organ describes the type of chest action used to control the pipes. > Theatre organs are unit organs as each set of pipes can be controlled > from any keyboard or from the pedals. Classical organs are usually > straight organs were groups of pipe ranks are controlled from a > keyboard. For example the Great Organ consists of pipes which can be > controlled only from the great manual. A two manual straight pipe organ > which actually consist of 3 separate organs playable with each organ > playable from its' associated manual. Couplers are used to allow > coupling of an individual organ to another keyboard of pedal. ie: Swell > to Great, or Swell to Pedal, etc. Unit organs are electrically > constructed so that each pipe has its' own individual electrical > control so that it can be controlled from more than one keyboard and is > playable at more than one pitch. An 8' Flute stop and a 4' Flute stop on > a straight organ would require two separate Flute ranks, one starting at > 8' and the other starting at 4'. On a unit organ one rank of pipes could > be used at both pitches. A unit organ makes it possible to have a small > organ of five or six ranks capable of providing more stops and > flexibility. Many classical organs used some unification to make more > stops available than would be possible if all the stops were straight. > In a unit organ the use of electrical switches and relays makes it > possible to have this flexibility. Needless to say a unit organ has to > use either electro-pnuematic or direct electric chest action. Hopes this > helps you without confusing the issue too much. > > regards, > > Jon C. Habermaas > > "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" > PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics > HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org > List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org > Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org > >      
(back) Subject: Re: YYESSSSSS!!!! (cross-posted) From: patmai@juno.com (Patricia R. Maimone) Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 20:46:34 -0500   Dear Dr. Dillard and Pipechatters,   On Wed, 10 Dec 1997 09:21:02 -0600 (CST) "E. Margo Dillard" <emd0002@jove.acs.unt.edu> wrote: >The final defense of my dissertation was last Thurs. afternoon - > and I PASSED!!! * * * * CONGRATULATIONS * * * * on your great achievement! > It was a really incredible feeling when the whole committee <snip> officially greeted me as "Dr. Dillard". It must have been! ><snip> at the time, I was too brain-fried to really register - > it all sunk in later. Hmm.. It must have been _much_ later, Margo... `tis almost one week later, you know ;-)   Speaking for myself (and many of us, if I may do so), you are welcome for the >encouragement, support and patience...   Pat Maimone