PipeChat Digest #174 - Wednesday, December 24, 1997
 
Re: Atlantic City Organ recording
  by NFexec <NFexec@aol.com>
Re: Atlantic City Organ recording
  by Frank Johnson <usd465@horizon.hit.net>
Where can I find an Atlantic City Organ recording?
  by JILLIAN SCHULTHEIS <organgeek@geocities.com>
Re: Boston Pops Concert
  by Shirley <pnst@itw.com>
Re: Where can I find an Atlantic City Organ recording?
  by GRS Co LVR <GRSCoLVR@aol.com>
Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
  by Judy A. Ollikkala <71431.2534@compuserve.com>
Re: Where can I find an Atlantic City Organ recording?
  by Harold Stover <Stovorg@worldnet.att.net>
WebTV can now access IRC
  by Shirley <pnst@itw.com>
Re: Boston Pops Concert
  by <danbel@earthlink.net>
Re: Boston Pops Concert
  by Shirley <pnst@itw.com>
Re: Where can I find an Atlantic City Organ recording?
  by Stanley E Yoder <syoder+@andrew.cmu.edu>
Mechanics Hall Hook
  by Judy A. Ollikkala <71431.2534@compuserve.com>
Re: Boston Pops
  by Judy A. Ollikkala <71431.2534@compuserve.com>
 


(back) Subject: Re: Atlantic City Organ recording From: NFexec <NFexec@aol.com> Date: Tue, 23 Dec 1997 09:30:55 EST   You, of course, are correct - however, there have been several brief questions and replies on this site since I have subscribed months ago and I, for one, do not see the offense.  
(back) Subject: Re: Atlantic City Organ recording From: usd465@horizon.hit.net (Frank Johnson) Date: Tue, 23 Dec 1997 10:40:34 -0600   My most humble apologies Karl. Because of this posting I have received 8 or 10 other posts trying to HELP me locate the recording. I had understood that one of the purposes of this list was to help promote interest in the organ. If my posts offend you I'm truly sorry. Have a great holiday season and a great new year.   Frank   >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   Frank R. Johnson (KA0API) Spirit of New Orleans - clarinet/leader 1922 E. 14th Winfield, KS 67156      
(back) Subject: Where can I find an Atlantic City Organ recording? From: JILLIAN SCHULTHEIS <organgeek@geocities.com> Date: Tue, 23 Dec 1997 15:29:11 -0500   Where could I get a recording of the AC organ? I looked in the OHS catalogue and there is nothing. Could I get it fro NRM or Media Play etc... ? I have played that organ twice and would like to hear a recording of someone else playing it! :)   Jillian K. L. Schultheis @}-------}--------}---------------------------------------------   Visit TROMPETTE! http://www.geocities.com/Vienna/Strasse/4343  
(back) Subject: Re: Boston Pops Concert From: Shirley <pnst@itw.com> Date: Tue, 23 Dec 1997 16:51:01   At 16:33 12/22/97 -0500, Charlie Jack wrote:   > I can assure you that Boston is quite happy with Keith. He is a >great musician and highly energetic. (...)   I remember the first time I saw him conduct (on TV). Was Fourth of July, I think. Amazing energy and charisma. He will be one of those who is able to bring music to the masses. I wish him well. I think his appointment bodes well for the future of orchestral music in this country.     > (...) 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.   Har! There really *are* ways around that, however. 1) Schedule a piece with organ and orchestra that calls for less percussion. 2) Schedule a piece that calls for smaller orchestra, perhaps with *no* percussion. 3) Schedule other pieces in the program that call for fewer percussions. Not everything needs 4 timpani, a drum set, chimes, Chinese gong, orchestra bells, marimba, xylophone, and band-sized bass drum..... :)   --Shirley  
(back) Subject: Re: Where can I find an Atlantic City Organ recording? From: GRS Co LVR <GRSCoLVR@aol.com> Date: Tue, 23 Dec 1997 17:29:01 EST   Jillian: I would doubt if the "Bach on the Biggest" is available anywhere new....It is a non stereo (ie Hi Fi) recording by Mercury Records,,,No. MG50127 and dated 1956..Bob Elmore did a great job on what he had to work with....Having been around a while,,,played that monstrosity--played the ballroom wreck of a Kimball----cant imagine why anyone would be looking for it for anything other than a recording curiosity,,,but thats my opinion only of course. Hmmmm---build an organ for the AC new Convention Hall,,,,throw in a lot of politics,, a Senator who thought he was an organ architect, a nice organ building firm which was destroyed by the building of the instrument--and suicide by one of its owners,,,,put it on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean,,lots of salt water vapor and add a couple of hurricanes or coastal storms and flooding of parts of chambers,,,roof leaks from the get-go, and sixty some years later,,,you have----who knows. Don Harrison of A-S had the good sense to run the other way when asked for a quote....And,,,if you are interested in further reading,,,try THE AMERICAN CLASSIC ORGAN by Charles Callahan and published and available thru Organ Historical Society. It will enlighten you immensely on the Atlantic City Auditorium Organ,,,but will not let you hear it again. Wish I could help more on finding it,,,but at least with the catalog number,,,you might be able to track it down.   Roc  
(back) Subject: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow From: "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com> Date: Tue, 23 Dec 1997 16:49:53 -0500   Worcester MA -- Well, it's Tuesday afternoon at 4:30pm and we are housebound with 18 inches and a little still coming down (initial prediction was four inches and turn to rain)! A cancelled concert for tonight, and then two services Christmas Eve. and one 9am Christmas Day before I head for New Hampshire for a family gathering. And more predicted for Christmas Eve! Merry Christmas!!!! Judy Ollikkala  
(back) Subject: Re: Where can I find an Atlantic City Organ recording? From: Harold Stover <Stovorg@worldnet.att.net> Date: Wed, 24 Dec 1997 01:35:44 +0000   At 08:29 PM 12/23/97 +0000, Jillian Schultheis wrote: >Where could I get a recording of the AC organ?   Good luck - "Bach On The Biggest" is an LP-only collector's item. You should get on the mailing lists of vinyl-only specialty stores and/or send them your search request - check the classifieds of GRAMOPHONE magazine for starters. Be prepared to wait and pay! Cheers, Harold    
(back) Subject: WebTV can now access IRC From: Shirley <pnst@itw.com> Date: Tue, 23 Dec 1997 22:45:39   For those of you using WebTV:   You can now access IRC by doing this:   >Go from Home to Community and to GoTo and type in the name of the irc server.   Someone using webtv told me that on IRC tonight.   Merry holidaze to all. :)   --Shirley  
(back) Subject: Re: Boston Pops Concert From: danbel@earthlink.net Date: Tue, 23 Dec 1997 20:11:18 -0800 (PST)     >At 16:33 12/22/97 -0500, Charlie Jack wrote: > >> I can assure you that Boston is quite happy with Keith. He is a >>great musician and highly energetic. (...)   It would be lovely to know that someone is speaking for the entire city of Boston on this one. I happen to live in this area and I can certainly tell you that MUCH of the musical community (including myself) do NOT believe the right decision was made in the hiring of Mr. Lockhart.   He is young---yes. He is cute (so my wife tells me), yes. A "great" musician? The jury is out on that one. Highly energetic? Somewhat.   Mr Lockhart is NOT the end all be all of the "pops" conductors working in the U.S. I personally believe that any number of others up for consideration for the job would have served the Boston Pops and the city of Boston MUCH better than it's present conductor ever will.   Dan   P.S. At last checking, Me. Lester does not have the authority to speak for Boston!!!    
(back) Subject: Re: Boston Pops Concert From: Shirley <pnst@itw.com> Date: Tue, 23 Dec 1997 23:17:43   At 20:11 12/23/97 -0800, Dan wrote:   >He is young---yes. He is cute (so my wife tells me), yes. A "great" >musician? The jury is out on that one. Highly energetic? Somewhat. > >Mr Lockhart is NOT the end all be all of the "pops" conductors working in >the U.S. I personally believe that any number of others up for >consideration for the job would have served the Boston Pops and the city of >Boston MUCH better than it's present conductor ever will.   While this may be true, I would think there was a lot more at stake than musicality. There is marketability as well, and it behooves every orchestra's managerial staff to take that into consideration. If the orchestra is not making money, cannot pay its staff, then it does not succeed. Mr. Lockhart, IMO, will bring in the money, and new money at that from people who may have never supported orchestral music before.   And a question, Dan: I haven't heard enough of his work to evaluate this, but is it that Mr. Lockhart is not musical, or just hasn't had enough experience under his belt yet? Also, was the price right? Were they offering top dollar to get the best conductor money could buy?   Merry holidazed...... :)   --Shirley  
(back) Subject: Re: Where can I find an Atlantic City Organ recording? From: Stanley E Yoder <syoder+@andrew.cmu.edu> Date: Tue, 23 Dec 1997 23:32:11 -0500 (EST)   Excerpts from mail: 23-Dec-97 Re: Where can I find an Atl.. by GRS Co LVR@aol.com > It is a non stereo (ie Hi Fi) recording by Mercury Records,,,No. > MG50127 and dated 1956.. It was also issued in stereo as SR 90127. I have it.     Stan Yoder Pittsburgh  
(back) Subject: Mechanics Hall Hook From: "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com> Date: Wed, 24 Dec 1997 00:01:13 -0500   The historic 1864 E.&G.G. Hook 4 manual tracker, restored by Noack in 1982, should be able to be seen on TV tomorrow (Wed.) and Thursday nights (noted in the program to be the oldest four manual organ in the country which has not been changed from its original state) -- note the following:   Merry Christmas all, on ABC-TV Wed. and Thurs. night on NIGHTLINE at 11:30pm, EST, the Harlem Boys Choir will be shown at Mechanics Hall in Worcester MA. I attended tonight during the filming, they were great, and the Hook was used for the processional "Veni, Emmanuel". The organ looks splendid with its Christmas wreath. The show was sold out, but even with 20 inches of snow, there was a good turnout. Of course the andience-participation encore was "White Christmas" -- have a good one!! Judy Ollikkala  
(back) Subject: Re: Boston Pops From: "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com> Date: Wed, 24 Dec 1997 00:48:51 -0500   I saw and heard the Boston Pops with Keith Lockhart at the Centrum in Worcester on Sunday. their annual Holiday Concert. I thought the orchestra sounded the best I have heard it (Esplanade Orchestra), and Mr. Lockhart was not only dynamic, entertaining, and friendly, but his musicianship was right on target, as well as the response from his players. He is fascinating to watch, as he gets into the music with his whole self, and appears to enjoy it immensely.