PipeChat Digest #163 - Saturday, December 13, 1997
Re: Virus Warnings
  by TM LAMMERS <T.Lammers@fontys.nl>
Re: Virus Warnings
  by Steven Margison <mgcfngrs@ameritech.net>
Re: Re: MPC Music List, 14XII97- VERY ODD
  by Tom Jones <tomj@netpath.net>
Live Chat
  by Jon C. Habermaas <joncharles@ameritech.net>
Re: Live Chat
  by Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca>
Theatre Organ Preservation - Decisions   (CrossPosted)
  by PipeLuvr <PipeLuvr@aol.com>
Re: Population of Sydney et al
  by Joyce Weaver <JWeaver@foxvalley.net>

(back) Subject: Re: Virus Warnings From: "TM LAMMERS" <T.Lammers@fontys.nl> Date: Fri, 12 Dec 1997 14:26:00 CET   What is a virus? A virus is something that spreads itself uncontrolled..... Talking about it is, because of the fear, uncontrolled too. So, uncontrolled talking about a non-existing virus acts like a virus and is in fact the virus itself..... ;)   Merry Christmas   Tom   -= Tom Lammers =- T.Lammers@fontys.nl  
(back) Subject: Re: Virus Warnings From: Steven Margison <mgcfngrs@ameritech.net> Date: Fri, 12 Dec 1997 08:16:26 -0600   TM LAMMERS wrote: > What is a virus? > A virus is something that spreads itself uncontrolled..... Sure, like the "flame wars" we often see here <grin>!!   |===================== Steve Margison =====================| |=== Staff Organist, Tivoli Theatre, Downers Grove, IL. ===| |Organs, Theatres, Ham Radio, Lots of things at my WebSite:| |==== http://www.ameritech.net/users/mgcfngrs/home.htm ====|  
(back) Subject: Re: Re: MPC Music List, 14XII97- VERY ODD From: Tom Jones <tomj@netpath.net> Date: Fri, 12 Dec 1997 13:29:13 -0500   You're right about that, Richard: odd it is indeed! I don't choose the hymns myself, so it's a matter of the pastor's liturgical sense. The central premise for him seems to be that the opening hymn should be a hymn of praise, the second should go with the sermon, and the third--oh, I forget his concept for the third. Thus on 1 Advent, the opening hymn was "Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty," and on 2 Advent, it was "Blessed Assurance"! "O Come, All Ye Faithful" must fit the bill in his mind at this time of year. Despite his liturgical struggles, he's an excellent preacher whose heart is in the right place liturgically, and I actually have a lot of respect for him--one could do a lot worse. Believe me, I know. This is a small-town Presbyterian church, and the idea of Advent is barely comprehended at all. To these folks, it's the Christmas season, and all these other words--Advent, The Epiphany, Lent, etc.--are strange, even suspect, despite the fact that the denomination (Presbyterian Church USA) recognizes the liturgical year. We're making progress--at least there's SOME Advent flavor, and that's a big step. With my hiring in September, we began observing the liturgical year a little more diligently, and we shall continue that pilgrimage. But I mustn't push them too hard too fast (I'm pushing mighty hard in other areas, and one must pick one's battles--we're having tough two-hour choir rehearsals that so far aren't meeting any resistance!). In any event, as long as I don't choose the hymns, there's frankly no telling. (By the way, "O Come, All Ye Faithful" is one of the poorest-edited hymns in our current book. There are only three verses, the last of which is "Yea, Lord, We Greet Thee," and nobody there even notices when you sing "...born this happy morning" when the happy morning actually is weeks away yet. Like I say, we have a ways to go.) Stay tuned!   Regards,   Tom Jones Organist/Choir Director Mebane Presbyterian Church, Mebane, N.C. > >At 09:02 AM 12/12/97 -0000, you wrote: > >Dear Tom > >Isn't it a bit early for all these carols? - THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT > >Do you leave out v.6 of "O Come all ye Faithful" , you know, the bit that >says "born this happy morning?", I'm sure you do! > >By my reckoning, you've got a few days to go yet! > >It is even more strange to see the carols bridging the 'anthem' and the >offertory! > >The first is Christmas, the second is Advent, and then, at the offertory, >we launch back into "Unto Us is born a Son!! > >What on earth is going on - is this a joke? > > > >Richard Scott-Copeland > >---------- >> From: Tom Jones <tomj@netpath.net> >> To: PIPORG-L@CNSIBM.ALBANY.EDU >> Subject: MPC Music List, 14XII97 >> Date: 12 December 1997 08:01 >> >> MEBANE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH >> Morning Worship, 14 December 1997, 11 a.m. >> Third Sunday of Advent >> >> PRELUDE (10.52 a.m.): Three Settings of Stuttgart >> Flor Peeters--L.H. Bristol Jr.--James Pethel >> HYMN: "O Come, All Ye Faithful" (Adeste fideles) >> ANTHEM: The Message--Dutch >> HYMN: "While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks" (Christmas) >> HYMN: "Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus" (Stuttgart) >> OFFERTORY (Organ): "Unto Us a Boy is Born--J.-F. Dandrieu >> POSTLUDE: "At Midnight Comes the Cry"--J.-F. Dandrieu >> >> Mebane Presbyterian Church, 402 S. Fifth St., Mebane, N.C. >> Wyatt Aiken Jr., Pastor >> Tom Jones, Organist/Choir Director <tomj@netpath.net> >> Casavant Organ (3/38), Op. 3683, 1990    
(back) Subject: Live Chat From: "Jon C. Habermaas" <joncharles@ameritech.net> Date: Fri, 12 Dec 1997 16:42:50 -0600   I vauely remember someone posting information about live chat activity several times a week. Could someone repeat the information.   Thank you, and HAPPY HOLIDAYS   Jon Habermaas  
(back) Subject: Re: Live Chat From: Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca> Date: Fri, 12 Dec 1997 17:45:36 -0500   Go to http://www.pipechat.org/ the Web page for Pipechat, and you will find what you have to do to get on to PipeChat IRC.   We are on IRC every Monday and Friday evenings from 9.00 EST until we decide to go to bed!   See you there,   Bob Conway   co-owner PipeChat IRC     At 04:42 PM 12/12/97 -0600, you wrote: >I vauely remember someone posting information about live chat activity >several times a week. Could someone repeat the information. > >Thank you, and HAPPY HOLIDAYS > >Jon 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: Theatre Organ Preservation - Decisions (CrossPosted) From: PipeLuvr <PipeLuvr@aol.com> Date: Fri, 12 Dec 1997 19:20:04 EST   In a message dated 97-12-11 20:01:52 EST, 'twas written:   > Would there be a great problem, historically or preservationally, providing > additional unification (without ruining or losing the original relay, if it >still exists) by > adding to it, yet retaining the original basic instrument?   While there are some occasions/venues in which acurate detailed preservation or restoration of the instrument is the primary goal (generally in "original" installations), many theatre organ owners, preservation groups and chapters are at least as interested in the preservation of the theatre music form itself. In these cases, a compromise in the original configuration of the instrument in exchange for greater instrument reliability, flexibility and usefulness may both justified and necessary.   In situations where the organ has to perform on demand in order to continue to exist, the replacement of the original relays and other potential trouble parts becomes more critical to the instruments viability than does accurate preservation. As an example, consider the replacement of the original WurliTzer relays at the Radio Music Hall by the Peterson multiplexed unit. The RCMH organ's continued existence is directly tied to reliability for the numerous productions there and, IMHO the addition of the solid state relay only served to insure its long-term viability, while in no way adversely affected the instrument's capabilities or sound.   Inasmuch as reliability and flexibility may be the key to the theatre organ's survival at a given location, I submit that this is not necessarily a bad trade-off, i.e. an updated instrument playing is infintely preferable to an unused instrument being stored or parted out.   With my fire bunker clothes on . . .   Best wishes,   Bob Acker  
(back) Subject: Re: Population of Sydney et al From: Joyce Weaver <JWeaver@foxvalley.net> Date: Sat, 13 Dec 1997 00:28:25 -0600     > >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! >   I do that a lot too.   Loren Weaver (who is a he).