PipeChat Digest #173 - Tuesday, December 23, 1997
 
Reminder: Tonight - Pulling All the Stops on PBS (NYC metro)
  by Patricia R. Maimone <patmai@juno.com>
Semi-seasonal humour (non-organic): The Chorister's Confession
  by Mark Harris <M.Harris@Admin.lon.ac.uk>
Boston Pops Concert
  by <rnickel@itol.com>
Re: Reminder: Tonight - Pulling All the Stops on PBS (NYC metro)
  by Adam Levin <alevin@advance.net>
Re: Boston Pops Concert
  by bruce cornely <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: Boston Pops Concert
  by Charlie Jack 6-4479 <JACKC@CLIFFY.POLAROID.COM>
Re: Atlantic City Organ recording
  by NFexec <NFexec@aol.com>
Re: Atlantic City Organ recording
  by NFexec <NFexec@aol.com>
Re: Atlantic City Organ recording
  by Frank Johnson <usd465@horizon.hit.net>
Re: Atlantic City Organ recording
  by KARL W KELLER <kwkeller@juno.com>
 


(back) Subject: Reminder: Tonight - Pulling All the Stops on PBS (NYC metro) From: patmai@juno.com (Patricia R. Maimone) Date: Mon, 22 Dec 1997 06:34:34 -0500   Merry 3 days before...   According to the TV guide, PBS (Channel 13 in the NY metro area) presents "Pulling Out All The Stops.. Honors the pipe organ in America" for up to one hour. tonight (10 - 11 PM.. in between pledge breaks, of course ;-)   Peter Ustinov's Mendelssohn "Celebrates the life and work of one of Europe's most famous composers" starts at 8:00 PM Eastern Time tonight, and is scheduled to last up till c. 9:59 PM.   Pat Maimone <patmai@juno.com>  
(back) Subject: Semi-seasonal humour (non-organic): The Chorister's Confession From: "Mark Harris" <M.Harris@Admin.lon.ac.uk> Date: Mon, 22 Dec 1997 11:55:13 GMT   The following--or rather, a version of it--was read at choir on Friday evening and I thought it was good enough to share.   Apologies for cross-posting, and for any offence caused to anyone's religious sensibilities.       A GENERAL CONFESSION (to be said by the whole Choir, all kneeling)     ALMIGHTY and most merciful Conductor; We have erred, and strayed from thy ways like lost sheep; We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own parts; We have offended against thy pronunciation laws; We have left unsung those notes which we ought to have sung; And we have sung those notes which we ought not to have sung; And there is no health in us. But thou, O Conductor, have mercy upon us, miserable singers. Spare thou them that have lost their music; Restore thou them that have forgotten their pencils; And grant, O most merciful maestro, that we may hereafter live allegro moderato, andante life; To the glory of thy choir's Name. Amen.         * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Mark Harris * S-mail: Finance Division, University of London, Room 255, Senate * House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU * E-mail: M.Harris@admin.lon.ac.uk * Tel: 0171-636 8000 x 3488 * Fax: 0171-631 1195 * * Alors, c'est l'heure. - Napoleon * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  
(back) Subject: Boston Pops Concert From: rnickel@itol.com Date: Mon, 22 Dec 1997 07:57:55 -0600 (CST)   Okay ... not organ related, but there is a pipe organ in Symphony Hall.   What a great Boston Pops concert on Sunday night!! Rosemary Clooney is still a classic lady, and hearing her made me want to watch "White Christmas" all over again. Keith Lockhart, the Pops conductor, is a dynamic bundle of energy. What fun to watch him conduct.   My only negative comment is that I quickly tire of hearing the announcers make comments like, "Keith, do you think Symphony Hall is ready for steel drums and calypso music?" or "Do you think Boston is ready for a conductor like Keith Lockhart?" From what I can tell, Boston and the Pops are quite pleased with him. I know I am ... all the way from Wisconsin!   Bob N.    
(back) Subject: Re: Reminder: Tonight - Pulling All the Stops on PBS (NYC metro) From: Adam Levin <alevin@advance.net> Date: Mon, 22 Dec 1997 09:03:10 -0500 (EST)   On Mon, 22 Dec 1997, Patricia R. Maimone wrote: > Merry 3 days before... > According to the TV guide, PBS (Channel 13 in the NY metro area) > presents > "Pulling Out All The Stops.. Honors the pipe organ in America" > for up to one hour. tonight (10 - 11 PM.. in between pledge breaks, of > course ;-) > Peter Ustinov's Mendelssohn "Celebrates the life and work of one of > Europe's most famous composers" starts at 8:00 PM Eastern Time tonight, > and is scheduled to last up till c. 9:59 PM.   And, for those with cable, Bravo is showing a Handel's Messiah concert from 5:30-8 and again at 11:30. I'm going to be taping all three events. :)   -Adam   Rutherford, NJ USA Free speech online!_/ "But...but...I wanted *revenge*," http://zen.advance.net/~alevin/_______/ said the Baron. "I wanted *death*. <*> __________________________/ I wanted our daughter in power." TWO OUT -O / OF THREE AIN'T BAD. ...Death put down his drink and stepped forward.    
(back) Subject: Re: Boston Pops Concert From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Mon, 22 Dec 1997 15:09:04 -0500   I enjoy the Boston Pops Christmas programs, except that it seems strange that they would do all of this Christmas music with group singing etc, and totally ignore the organ. Seems like they could at least use it in the accompanying of carols with the orchestra.   bruce cornely o o o __________ o o o ago (dean) ohs o o __________ o o  
(back) Subject: Re: Boston Pops Concert From: JACKC@CLIFFY.POLAROID.COM (Charlie Jack 6-4479) Date: Mon, 22 Dec 1997 16:33:14 -0500   > My only negative comment is that I quickly tire of hearing the = announcers > make comments like, "Keith, do you think Symphony Hall is ready for = steel > drums and calypso music?" or "Do you think Boston is ready for a = conductor > like Keith Lockhart?" From what I can tell, Boston and the Pops are = quite > pleased with him. I know I am ... all the way from Wisconsin!=20 =20 I can assure you that Boston is quite happy with Keith. He is a great musician and highly energetic. John Williams was a tough act to follow but Keith has done it and in his own way. He has also breathed life into the Boston Symphony's Youth Activities program which he also heads. Most of us are hopeful that he will be with us for years to come. When he became Pops Conductor he was 35 years old, the same age that Arthur Fiedler was when he took over. Arthur ultimately was with the orchestra for 49 years. Keith has since married Lucia Lin, a Boston Symphony first violinist so perhaps there is just a bit more incentive for him to stick around.   Arthur by the was was an organist and quite frequently used the organ to accompany the Pops. I believe that Keith is limiting the use of the organ because in its present poor state. Hopefully that will change when the organ finally gets refurbished although there is no timetable for doing it as yet.   As for steel drums and calypso music it continues a trend that has been going on with the Pops for some years now. When the organ is used the console is played from off stage and out of sight. The reason given for this situation is that there is no room on the stage for the console due the the space needs of all the percussion instruments.   Charlie Jack   Charles W. Jack email: jackc@polaroid.com Principal Engineer Polaroid Dry Imaging R&D Polaroid Corporation (781)-386-4479:voice 103 Fourth Avenue (W103F-2) (781)-386-4583:fax Waltham, MA 02154-7598    
(back) Subject: Re: Atlantic City Organ recording From: NFexec <NFexec@aol.com> Date: Mon, 22 Dec 1997 19:55:28 EST   I will look for it tonight and report back to you soon  
(back) Subject: Re: Atlantic City Organ recording From: NFexec <NFexec@aol.com> Date: Mon, 22 Dec 1997 19:56:21 EST   p.s.... I also have "Bach on the Biggest" somewhere!  
(back) Subject: Re: Atlantic City Organ recording From: usd465@horizon.hit.net (Frank Johnson) Date: Mon, 22 Dec 1997 22:15:48 -0600   >I will look for it tonight and report back to you soon >   Thank you very much.   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: kwkeller@juno.com (KARL W KELLER) Date: Tue, 23 Dec 1997 00:19:15 EST   Can someone tell me what interest the following message has to the general list members ? This is a case of two or three members holding a private "chat" session at the expense of ALL members of Pipechat. TAKE IT PRIVATE please.   Karl Musica est Dei donum optimi ******************************************************************************************* On Mon, 22 Dec 1997 22:15:48 -0600 usd465@horizon.hit.net (Frank Johnson) writes: >>I will look for it tonight and report back to you soon >> > > Thank you very much. > >Frank > >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 > >