PipeChat Digest #131 - Thursday, November 13, 1997
 
Postings!
  by Dr. Peter Pocock <pgpocock@umcv.org>
Marcussen / Anderson organ in Soro Church, Denmark.
  by Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca>
Re:Concert Announcement
  by <MWORGLBAU@aol.com>
TOSDV trip to Dick Klein's
  by KARL W KELLER <kwkeller@juno.com>
Re: TOSDV trip to Dick Klein's
  by John L. Speller <jlspeller@stlnet.com>
TOSDV trip (CORRECTION)
  by KARL W KELLER <kwkeller@juno.com>
 


(back) Subject: Postings! From: "Dr. Peter Pocock" <pgpocock@umcv.org> Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 12:58:07 -0800   Hi everyone,   It seems that from time to time we tend to go very quiet on PipeChat, that is, very little postings for numerous days. Some days there can be 35 or 40 and others 1 or 2.   PipeChat is a service provided free of charge by David and myself for your benefit and use, however, it is not up to us to generate the topics. That is your responsibility, as long as the topics are within our guidelines.   Now out of the 400 or so members of PipeChat, there must be more than one out there who have things that they have been wanting others opinions on in relation to Pipe/Digital or Electronic organs and related topics.   Be brave, and post away!   Pete!   Co-Owner and Administrator PipeChat    
(back) Subject: Marcussen / Anderson organ in Soro Church, Denmark. From: Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca> Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 16:48:06 -0500   I have just found a Denon LP (OX-7048-ND), recorded in 1976, of Knud Vad playing Bach at the organ of Marcussen / Anderson at Soro Church, Denmark. (The "o" at the end of Soro has an oblique line through it which I cannot type here).   The programme is all J. S. Bach:   Prelude and Fugue in E-Flat major, BWV 552 Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 (The Little Fugue) Choral "Jesus bleibet meine Freude"   Concerto in C major, BWV 594 Choral "Liebster Jesu, wir sie Hier", BWV 754 Choral "Vor Deinen thron Tret'ich", BWV 668   There are no notes at all about the organ or the organist. Can any-one furnish any details about the organ or the organist. I am familiar with the music that Knud Vad plays, but I know nothing about him or the organ.   Thanks in advance,   Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca> Organic DeeJay Emeritus, - but back for this Session! CFRC-FM 101.9 MHz Radio Queen's University Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6 CANADA    
(back) Subject: Re:Concert Announcement From: MWORGLBAU@aol.com Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 18:51:50 -0500 (EST)   Dear List Members,   This Sunday, November 16th at 4:00 P.M., organist James Taubee will perform organ works by Bach, Simonds, Wolford, Jongen, and Liszt at the Hollywood United Methodist Church, 6817 Franklin Ave. (corner of Highland and Franklin) in Hollywood California. Suggested donation of $8.00.     Michael R. Williamson Williamson-Warne & Associates Hollywood Ca.  
(back) Subject: TOSDV trip to Dick Klein's From: kwkeller@juno.com (KARL W KELLER) Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 21:05:15 EST   On November 11th I had the pleasure of traveling to Thurmont, Maryland with 28 other members of the Delaware Valley Chapter (ATOS) to the "cottage" of Dick Klein's which is located on the edge of a small lake formed when a rock quarry flooded many years ago. Dick's home is breathtaking to say the least and contains not one but two pipe organs. The very large music room houses a 4/29 Wurlitzer and a 6 rank (?) one manual tracker. The Wurlitzer is maintained in first class condition and was a joy to play. About 12 of us signed up to play and we all enjoyed two 15 minute turns at the console. Before we played Dick took the time to demonstrate the various ranks and tell us what to expect when we played. At the conclusion of the afternoon Dick put on a CD of a recording of "Rule,Britannia" by the London Promenade Orch. and accompanied the orchestra on the Wurlitzer. He never missed a note. Some years ago Dick undertook to bring the 3 manual Kimball in the Stanley Theatre, Baltimore, MD back to life after years of non-use and neglect. After the Stanley organ was again playable Dick played a concert for the public. It is interesting to note that the Kimball console from the Baltimore Stanley is now owned by the Dickinson Theatre Organ Society (DTOS) of Wilmington, Delaware and is being completely rebuilt and enlarged with plans to make this the "master" console.   After leaving Dick's home the group enjoyed a buffet dinner at a local eatery before the 3 hour trip back to the Philadelphia area.   I wasn't going to post this message but I saw Pete's message asking for news for the List so here is my contribution.   Karl Musica est Dei donum optimi  
(back) Subject: Re: TOSDV trip to Dick Klein's From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 21:39:39 -0600 (CST)   At 09:05 PM 11/12/97 EST, Karl Keller wrote:   >The very large music room houses a 4/29 >Wurlitzer and a 6 rank (?) one manual tracker.   The one manual tracker is in fact one of the most interesting and historic organs in the United States. It is a little six-stop organ in a lyre-shaped case. It was built in 1826 by Welford (?Wilfred) Hall of Philadelphia, brother of the celebrated Thomas Hall who was in partnership with Henry Erben. For nearly 150 years the organ was in All Saints Episcopal Church, Frederick, Maryland. An article in *The Diapason* for 1942 states that if the church should ever part with it they were going to give first refusal of the instrument to the Smithsonian in Washington. I don't know if they ever did, but it is certainly a lot more interesting than any of the instruments in the Smithsonian's current collection. (Snetzlers are six a penny in England. What is really precious is anything built in the U.S. before 1830. This is pretty much equivalent to anything built in England before 1530.) It is good that Mr. Klein appreciates the instrument and has preserved it even if no one else thinks it is important.   John.    
(back) Subject: TOSDV trip (CORRECTION) From: kwkeller@juno.com (KARL W KELLER) Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 23:26:56 EST   In my original post I referred to the Stanley Theatre and the Stanley Kimball. The correct name is STANTON Theatre and STANTON Kimball. How dumb can I get ? Don't answer. <G>   Karl Musica est Dei donum optimi