PipeChat Digest #172 - Monday, December 22, 1997
 
Atlantic City Organ recording
  by Frank Johnson <usd465@horizon.hit.net>
Re: Atlantic City Organ recording
  by NFexec <NFexec@aol.com>
Nativity play by Anthony Piccolo today at St. Bart's, NY
  by Patricia R. Maimone <patmai@juno.com>
Re: PDQ Bach Quiz
  by Vernon Moeller <vernonm@ccsi.com>
Re: Atlantic City Organ recording
  by Frank Johnson <usd465@horizon.hit.net>
Re: PDQ Bach Quiz
  by Sheridan Mascall <sheridan.mascall@visionet.com.au>
Re: Atlantic City Organ recording
  by Stanley Lowkis <nstarfil@mediaone.net>
 


(back) Subject: Atlantic City Organ recording From: usd465@horizon.hit.net (Frank Johnson) Date: Sun, 21 Dec 1997 10:54:05 -0600   A number of years ago I took some theater organ lessons on a small Wurlitzer in Wichita, Kansas. Of course the New York Paramount organ is there and the man who is the head of that group had a recording of the Atlantic City organ and when I asked about it, he said that I really didn't want that recording. I left without persueing it any further. Is there any way I can get that recording now? I really would like to have it just for the sake of having it. Thanks for any information or help you can give.     Frank   Frank R. Johnson (KA0API) Spirit of New Orleans - clarinet/leader 1922 E. 14th Winfield, KS 67156      
(back) Subject: Re: Atlantic City Organ recording From: NFexec <NFexec@aol.com> Date: Sun, 21 Dec 1997 12:30:26 EST   Frank - if you are referring to the "Boardwalk Pipes" album - let me know. I think I have that, but will have to search for it.   Doug  
(back) Subject: Nativity play by Anthony Piccolo today at St. Bart's, NY From: patmai@juno.com (Patricia R. Maimone) Date: Sun, 21 Dec 1997 14:41:46 -0500   Hello, PIPECHATTERS,   Hope that all the pipe and electronic organs behaved in church today (For the `Messiah' performance at the Cadet Chapel, West Point, we had a cipher during the tuneup preceding the performance :-(. Friday we had an   unscheduled power surge that really did a number on the combination action.. [There are only 24 generals. ] I trust that and that all went (basically) well with everyone's church service this morning. If there were no social obligations for the rest of the day and evening, I would venture into Manhattan to see the premiere of a Nativity Play by Anthony Piccolo at St. Bart's (5 PM.)   Have any of you heard any of his previous works either live or on cd? Is anyone from the List planning to attend today's presentation? If so, would you please post to the list (if the organ is used ;-) or reply to me privately at <patmai@juno.com>   Thanks! Best wishes to all for a Happy, healthy holiday ..   Pat Maimone  
(back) Subject: Re: PDQ Bach Quiz From: Vernon Moeller <vernonm@ccsi.com> Date: Wed, 17 Dec 1997 19:28:01   If you're interested in playing PDQ Bach on the organ, check out his "Toot Suite" for calliope. It has a couple of interesting numbers in it that include snippets from various totally unrelated songs.   As for songs, my wife (a soprano) likes to occasionally sing "Old Mother Hubbard," by Victor Hely-Hutchison, I think. It is done in the style of Handel and comes in two keys, G (sorta high) and E (not quite as high). Sung with proper stage presence (rigid posture, lots of throat-clearing, etc), it can offer several moments of hilarity, especially for other singers who have sung some of Handel's vocal music previously.   There is also an amusing old song called "I Must Be Going to the Dogs!," supposedly sung by a former opera star who must now sell hotdogs to make a living. I have a copy of the music, which has snippets of several major baritone arias in it, and just last night, I saw an old tape of Jan Peerce singing it. Strangely, the baritone aria-bits were replaced by tenor aria-bits, so apparently there is more than one arrangement of it.   \/\/\    
(back) Subject: Re: Atlantic City Organ recording From: usd465@horizon.hit.net (Frank Johnson) Date: Sun, 21 Dec 1997 16:43:03 -0600   >Frank - if you are referring to the "Boardwalk Pipes" album - let me know. I >think I have that, but will have to search for it. > >Doug     Doug I appreciate you response. I don't remember the name of the album but I think Al Melgard was the organist. I don't even remember what was on it but really would like to have a copy of it. I would, of course, be glad to furnish the tape or pay for it or whatever. If it is still available I'd really be more that happy to purchase one. Thanks again Doug.   Frank   Frank R. Johnson (KA0API) Spirit of New Orleans - clarinet/leader 1922 E. 14th Winfield, KS 67156   Frank R. Johnson (KA0API) Spirit of New Orleans - clarinet/leader 1922 E. 14th Winfield, KS 67156      
(back) Subject: Re: PDQ Bach Quiz From: sheridan.mascall@visionet.com.au (Sheridan Mascall) Date: Mon, 22 Dec 1997 10:20:56 +1100   Vernon Moeller wrote:   > If you're interested in playing PDQ Bach on the organ, check out his > "Toot > Suite" for calliope. It has a couple of interesting numbers in it > that > include snippets from various totally unrelated songs. >   Thanks! - I will look for that one too!   > As for songs, my wife (a soprano) likes to occasionally sing "Old > Mother > Hubbard," by Victor Hely-Hutchison, I think. It is done in the style > of > Handel and comes in two keys, G (sorta high) and E (not quite as > high). > Sung with proper stage presence (rigid posture, lots of > throat-clearing, > etc), it can offer several moments of hilarity, especially for other > singers who have sung some of Handel's vocal music previously.   The Table and the Chair is also by Hely-Hutchison. Goodness, I'm getting a lot of wonderful ideas! The List comes through with the goods, yet again! :)   > There is also an amusing old song called "I Must Be Going to the > Dogs!," > supposedly sung by a former opera star who must now sell hotdogs to > make a > living. I have a copy of the music, which has snippets of several > major > baritone arias in it, and just last night, I saw an old tape of Jan > Peerce > singing it. Strangely, the baritone aria-bits were replaced by tenor > aria-bits, so apparently there is more than one arrangement of it.   ~S~      
(back) Subject: Re: Atlantic City Organ recording From: Stanley Lowkis <nstarfil@mediaone.net> Date: Sun, 21 Dec 1997 21:25:15 -0500   Frank,   The Album of the ACCH organ is titled 'Bach on the Biggest' Robert Elmore Organist. This is the only recording of the organ. The organ was out of tune (always is!). I have the record which is a curiosity.   The 'Boardwalk Pipes' album is from the Ballroom in the Convention Center. It is a large 'Concert/Theatre' Organ.   Al Melgard was the resident organist at Chicago Stadium and recorded many albums on the late lamented Barton, which was called 'The World's Largest Theatre Organ'   Stan Lowkis   Frank Johnson wrote: > > >Frank - if you are referring to the "Boardwalk Pipes" album - let me know. I > >think I have that, but will have to search for it. > > > >Doug > > Doug I appreciate you response. I don't remember the name of the > album but I think Al Melgard was the organist. I don't even remember what > was on it but really would like to have a copy of it. I would, of course, > be glad to furnish the tape or pay for it or whatever. If it is still > available I'd really be more that happy to purchase one. > Thanks again Doug. > > Frank > > Frank R. Johnson (KA0API) > Spirit of New Orleans - clarinet/leader > 1922 E. 14th > Winfield, KS 67156 > > Frank R. Johnson (KA0API) > Spirit of New Orleans - clarinet/leader > 1922 E. 14th > Winfield, KS 67156 > > "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