PipeChat Digest #137 - Tuesday, November 18, 1997
 
Re: PipeChat IRC tonight!
  by David Scribner <david@blackiris.com>
WOOPS PipeChat IRC tonight!
  by David Scribner <david@blackiris.com>
Boston over Thanksgiving (cross-posted piporg-l and pipechat-l)
  by Adam Levin <alevin@advance.net>
Re: Teaching Seniors
  by Vernon Moeller <vernonm@ccsi.com>
NEW Recording-Archival CD of Healey Willan
  by <pniki@firstavenue.com>
Re: 13 pedals...
  by bruce cornely <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Beauty and the Beast
  by Wildhirt, Richard <Richard.Wildhirt@PSS.Boeing.com>
Re: Ideas for electronic classical home organ?
  by Rick Anderson <rickan19@IDT.NET>
Re: Boston over Thanksgiving (cross-posted piporg-l and pipechat-l)
  by <ManderUSA@aol.com>
Re: 13 pedals...
  by Joe Elliffe <jelliffe@li.net>
Re: Hammonds
  by Richard B. Ahlvin <rahlvin@magnolia.net>
Re: Ideas for electronic classical home organ?
  by <Ronnymn@aol.com>
Re: job questions
  by <RMaryman@aol.com>
David Drury
  by Mark Huth <mhuth@rodgers.rain.com>
Re: Virgil Fox Recording
  by <RMaryman@aol.com>
Re: Beauty and the Beast
  by bruce cornely <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: Virgil Fox Recording
  by Guy Henderson <gfhenderson@earthlink.net>
 


(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat IRC tonight! From: David Scribner <david@blackiris.com> Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 07:49:48 -0600   Bob   Since I was out of town on Friday, I was wondering if the AOL people were able to connect then. If not they should be able to connect as of tonight so if you send out an announcement today maybe you should mention that they should be able to connect today.   On another front, I am in the process of getting an upgrade to my UNIX program to run IRC ourselves. Along with upgrading a computer for it. Hopefully, I can get everything finished by the end of the week so that we can start some testing next weekend. I will be going out of thown for our Thanksgiving weekend. If I don't get everything compiled correctly by the end of the week we will have to do the test early in December. I am still aiming for public release of our IRC server during December   I should be on line tonight so talk to you then.   David   ********************************** David Scribner Black Iris Consulting 4775 Balmoral Drive Pensacola, FL 32504-9174 850-478-9635 - Voice 850-476-0711 - Fax david@blackiris.com      
(back) Subject: WOOPS PipeChat IRC tonight! From: David Scribner <david@blackiris.com> Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 08:06:47 -0600   Folks   Sorry this was supposed to be a private communication to Bob. I guess it is too early for me this morning to pay attention to how I was addressing it.   David   ********************************** David Scribner Black Iris Consulting 4775 Balmoral Drive Pensacola, FL 32504-9174 850-478-9635 - Voice 850-476-0711 - Fax david@blackiris.com      
(back) Subject: Boston over Thanksgiving (cross-posted piporg-l and pipechat-l) From: Adam Levin <alevin@advance.net> Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 09:38:09 -0500 (EST)     Hi all. It appears that I'll be up in Boston for a few days between Wed, Nov. 26 and Sun, Nov. 30 with my wife and daughter to visit my wife's brother. Anyone know any good organic things going on there over that weekend? Anyone want to get together for lunch? Anyone want to show me 'round some nifty organs? :) :) :)   Take care, -Adam     Rutherford, NJ USA Free speech online! _/ http://zen.advance.net/~alevin/________/ Ah. Philosophy. <*> __________________________/ -O /    
(back) Subject: Re: Teaching Seniors From: Vernon Moeller <vernonm@ccsi.com> Date: Sun, 16 Nov 1997 20:05:36   Greetings from miserably cold Austin (El Nino swiped our autumn!):   While I don't teach organ, I used to teach piano when I was in college and graduate school. One of my favorite students was a retired lady in her 70's. She had arthritis, and so would limit her lessons to 2 per month during spring, summer and fall. During the winter, she said her arthritis hurt so bad that the piano was out of the question. She studied from me for about 3 years - I don't remember why she quit. I think she got discouraged because by the time the end of fall rolled around, she had improved her technique up to the point where it was the previous fall, but not much further, so her overall progress was slight, from year to year.   The first year, however, she made tremendous progress as the revived concepts that she had formed many years earlier, along with the "memory" in her fingers, combined to take her from a rank beginner to somebody who has studied for 2 or 3 years. I recall her excitement at one lesson when she played some pieces for me that I had not heard her play before - they were out of a book dating back to the 1920's when she was a girl. She was so happy that she could play the same pieces she played when she was young - they brought back happy memories for her.   Mrs Rhode passed away a few years ago, but I will never forget the sparkle in her eyes when she did well, and the way she held her mouth - in intense concentration and determination - when she was feeling her way through a difficult passage. She could well serve as an inspiration to all seniors who want to give music another go now that they have the time and the patience to devote to it.   \/\/\    
(back) Subject: NEW Recording-Archival CD of Healey Willan From: pniki@firstavenue.com Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 10:40:44 -0500   PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO ME AT THIS ADDRESS, I WILL JUST HAVE TO FORWARD IT TO SHARON IN THE OFFICE. Reply to <rcco@the-wire.com> if you feel compelled to use email. Please read the ordering information below carefully. Sorry if some of you get this more than once.   ***************************   The Royal Canadian College is pleased to announce the release of their first compact disc recording "Healey Willan at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Toronto". These live historic recordings were made during masses at SMM over the period 1965-67 and present Willan as organist and choirmaster.They are accompanied by a 30 page booklet (but sorry, no organ specs). These are, to the best of our knowledge, the only commercial recordings of Willan himself playing and conducting. The CD was compiled from the best of 14 hours of tape made by Stephen B H Smith, a chorister at the time. These are amateur recordings of extremely high quality (but there is still some noise) that have been completely remastered. The release is under licence to EMI Music Canada and is being released in Canada on the EMI Classics label. For the time being, it will be available internationally only through the National Office of the RCCO. In Canada it should be available next week or early December in better record stores. All proceeds will go to support the work of the College through our endowment fund. (If you order through the RCCO, though, we get the retail markup and you don't pay taxes. Also, we expect our price will be slightly less than full retail. Even with S&H you should come out slightly cheaper than buying in a store. As well, we will mail all orders received by December 1, assuming there is no strike, on, or before, December 5. If there are sufficient international orders and there is a Canadian postal strike, we will endeavor to mail them from Buffalo)   These recordings present one of the great masters of this century, at the tail end of his career, but still in extraordinary form. At the age of 85(!) Willan's organ playing is firm and sure and his improvisations are real gems. His hymn playing is somewhat slow to modern taste, but very interesting from a historical standpoint. This is probably the only chance any of us will have to actually hear this master at work in a church music program that he designed and presided over for almost 50 years. For those of you not aware of the fame Willan had in his day, his *Volunteer* church choir performed at Town Hall in New York in the '40s to great acclaim and St. Mary Magdalene's was listed as one of only two places in Toronto worth visiting in the 1940's - the other was the Chinese Collection at the Royal Ontario Museum. (Both are still worth visiting and they've added a few others lately!).   I've listened to this thing endlessly over the last three months as I was putting it together and I'm still excited about what it has to offer. For anyone serious about the practice of Church Music and the state of the art, especially Anglicans/Episcopalians this is a must own. Besides, it cost us a lot of money to produce and we need to earn back costs!   Cost: $20 (CDN)/ $16 (US) plus $5(US or CDN) S&H. (The $5 will cover any reasonable number of CDs since we will give you a bit of a discount for multiple orders).   To order use a credit card (VISA, MC) or cheque only. Do Not Send Cash in the Mail!!!!   Mail: WILLAN CD, RCCO, 112 St. Clair Ave West, Suite 302, Toronto, ON M4V 2Y3, Canada.   FAX: (416) 929-0415   Telephone: (416) 929-6400   Office hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri. 8:30 am -2:30 pm EST   Use email at your own risk <rcco@the-wire.com> . This is *not* a secure site and I would strongly recommend more traditional means of communication.   PLEASE DO NOT SEND MAIL TO ME DIRECTLY, I WILL JUST HAVE TO FORWARD IT TO SHARON IN THE OFFICE.   Peter Nikiforuk Executive Director, RCCO   PS. For Piporg-l, I'm back in case any of you care or noticed!     Message routed through FIRSTline's SMTP Gateway.   First Avenue Information Systems Inc. People. Solutions. Service. (519) 746-5630    
(back) Subject: Re: 13 pedals... From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 10:54:10 -0500   Joe, to what part of Florida will you be moving. Welcome to our midst. Please let me know if I can help you in any way. There are many organ savvy seniors in the Gainesville area.   bruce cornely o o o __________ o o o ago (dean) ohs o o __________ o o  
(back) Subject: Beauty and the Beast From: "Wildhirt, Richard" <Richard.Wildhirt@PSS.Boeing.com> Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 08:05:21 -0800   Uh, Packers? Super Bowl? Don't count on it, especially after that Colts win yesterday. Look for the Niners to be back in the Bowl.   Organs . . . yes. That's why we're here, not sports.   Hey, have any of you listers seen that new Beauty and the Beast Disney Christmas video that's out? I haven't watched it, but reading the cover at the checkout stand, I noticed that the good guys are plagued by an EVIL PIPE ORGAN! Anyone know any details about this blatant slamming of the King of Instruments?   Nevermind boycotting Disney because of preference to homosexuals; EISNER IS SCARING KIDS WITH A PIPE ORGAN!! AAUURRGGHH!!!!   Richard Wildhirt Boeing Site Operations Renton, Washington (425) 234-8051   "If your cause is just, if your principles are pure, and if your conduct is prudent, you need not fear the multitude of opposing hosts." --John Witherspoon, signer of the Declaration of Independence, in a speech at the College of New Jersey (Princeton) on 17 May 1776  
(back) Subject: Re: Ideas for electronic classical home organ? From: Rick Anderson <rickan19@IDT.NET> Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 09:10:42 -0800   Shirley -   There are a number of Europeon-built electronic organs cheaper than the Rodgers 950. There are reasons for the lower prices. None is directly comparaible sound or quality-wise to the 950 which is a very fine organ. Check out the compromises in the imported models, service support capbilities, etc. and make your own decision.   RICK      
(back) Subject: Re: Boston over Thanksgiving (cross-posted piporg-l and pipechat-l) From: ManderUSA@aol.com Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 12:27:24 -0500 (EST)   In a message dated 97-11-17 09:40:14 EST, Adam Levin writes:   << Hi all. It appears that I'll be up in Boston for a few days between Wed, Nov. 26 and Sun, Nov. 30 with my wife and daughter to visit my wife's brother. Anyone know any good organic things going on there over that weekend? Anyone want to get together for lunch? Anyone want to show me 'round some nifty organs? :) :) :) >>   Hi Adam and Pipechatterers & PipeOrglers,   As you probably already know, there is a terrific recital series at Trinity Church, Copley Square, Fridays at 12:15. This series draws consistently remarkable crowds - the Richardson building is a wonderful fantasy - and the organ manages to excite by surrounding the listener, in the absence of a decent acoustic. Organist Brian Jones makes absolutely certain that no one who plays on this series takes more than 30 minutes(!), so if neither your family nor your daughter are lovers of organ music, you can take them along anyway, as the building will be entertainment enough, and it will all be over soon. Coincidentally, I was at Yale last night hearing a fine recital for Organ and Flute in Woolsey Hall, which I am about to write something about for PipOrg-L, and ran into Stuart Forster (acting as the perfect stage hand), a fine Australian organist studying at Yale, and he mentioned that he was, in fact, playing the recital at Trinity on the very Friday you will be around there. I have heard Stuart and recommend him very highly. I don't know how long you will be around on the Sunday, but I note from the TAO listing that Edith Ho and organist Mariko Irie will be presenting an organ recital and Advent Lessons and Carols at glorious Church of the Advent with its gorgeous AEolian-Skinner at 5:30. It might well be worth getting back to Jersey at midnight!!   All the best,   Malcolm Wechsler N. P. Mander, Ltd. - U. S. A. www.mander-organs.com  
(back) Subject: Re: 13 pedals... From: Joe Elliffe <jelliffe@li.net> Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 14:20:54 -0600   Hi Bruce- I'm relocating to Spring Hill - I'm already a dual member of the AGO Nature Coast Chapter-   bruce cornely wrote:   > Joe, > to what part of Florida will you be moving. Welcome to our midst. > Please let me know if I can help you in any way. There are many organ > savvy seniors in the Gainesville area. > > bruce cornely o o o __________ o o o > ago (dean) ohs o o __________ o o > > > "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: Re: Hammonds From: "Richard B. Ahlvin" <rahlvin@magnolia.net> Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 10:15:48 -0600   Bob Luderer wrote: > > I saw an ad yesterday for a B200 with Leslie. Now I haven't found any > info on the Hammond FAQ list about a B200, anybody ever heard of one, or > is it more likely an error. (Hoping for a B2!!!!) > > Regards, > Bobby > > "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   It's a (pretty good) portable organ made in Japan. I have a service manual for one so they do exist (although I don't have one!) It has drawbars and uses LSI tone generators. If you need to know specifics, I can find out from my service manual (it isn't handy right now.) I got the service manual because I have an AceTone portable organ made by the same company (Sakata-Sakai) and a lot of the (Hammond-brand) parts interchange. -- Richard B. Ahlvin  
(back) Subject: Re: Ideas for electronic classical home organ? From: Ronnymn@aol.com Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 17:51:03 -0500 (EST)   In a message dated 97-11-17 10:00:21 EST, pstapel@spectra.net writes:   << >Shirly, Check out Church Organ Systems in baldwin, Wisconson..they bought the Baldwin organs and seem to have a done a good job for little money -- >>     I purchasded a Baldwin (from Church Organ Systems) about 2+ years ago for my home. I've been very satisfied. At that time, for the $ you just couldn't do better in my judgement. I tried Rodgers at the time. I owned an early digital Allen in the 70's. There is no doubt that the cabinetry (sp) is no match for either Allen or Rodgers, but for the home its very satisfactory. I think the sampling ( Italian chips, whatever. probably same or almost same as Galanti) imho is as good or better than a 3 manual 4 or 5 year old Allen digital that I took lessons on for awhile. Some stops I would think I like my Baldwin better, a few I liked the Allen. I guess what I am really saying is don't brush em off. good luck.  
(back) Subject: Re: job questions From: RMaryman@aol.com Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 18:38:30 -0500 (EST)   Here are a few questions you might want to consoder for the interro(oops, i mean) interview:   What are the expectations of the congregations regarding elngth of prelude/postlude what are the expectations of the congregations regarding repertoir What are the expectations of the clergy? what amount of planning/co-ordination is expected for services, especially at the major Holidays? is the organ to be used exclusively for accompanying the choir, what about the piano when the piano is more appropriate. what is the availability of the organ/sanctuary for: practice teaching student use what is the grievance policy should there be conflict...who is the final arbiter of possible conflict. Why did your previous organist leave this position who makes the decisions regarding instrument maintenance/repairs what is the budget for music is there an allowance for continuing education (i.e. tuition and travel for conferences such as Montreat or Westminster, or CRPC Church Music Explosion)   hows that for a start?   Rick Maryman  
(back) Subject: David Drury From: "Mark Huth" <mhuth@rodgers.rain.com> Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 16:15:16 PDT       Wow! What an experience!   We were pleased to host Mr. David Drury from Austrailia for a few days last week when he stopped off in his travels to tour our factory and play a short recital in our showroom for Rodgers employees.   Although I had heard many great things about David before his visit, his tremendous talent, musicianship and delightful personality were even better than expected. His playing incorporates the complete package - - - sensitivity, style, bravura, maturity and technical prowess.   Those of you who are looking for a truly world-class performer to include in your concert series should consider David. He is one of the absolute best you'll find.   Mark       Mark Huth Rodgers Instrument Corporation mhuth@rodgers.rain.com http://www.rodgerscorp.com   A day without sunshine is like night.    
(back) Subject: Re: Virgil Fox Recording From: RMaryman@aol.com Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 19:58:55 -0500 (EST)   John, et.al   As Guy Henderson (on PIPORG-L) would be proud to tell you...   Yes that organ is still in existance, incorporated in to the Hazel Wright Memorial Mammoth, er Organ, at la Silica Basilica. That Command recording of Virgil at Philhamonic Hall at Lincoln Center is one of my favorites particularly of the Dieu Parmi Nous...a hair-raising performance, if not totally in the spirit of l'auteur.   too bad the acoustic of the hall was so lack-lustre for organ music.   Rick Maryman  
(back) Subject: Re: Beauty and the Beast From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 20:06:26 -0500   Richard, I haven't seen the "Beauty and the Beast" sequel yet, but I wouldn't worry about the pipe organ being a villan. It might be to our advantage. Children seem to love villans. It just shows how versatile a pipe organ can be!!   bruce cornely o o o __________ o o o ago (dean) ohs o o __________ o o  
(back) Subject: Re: Virgil Fox Recording From: Guy Henderson <gfhenderson@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 21:59:34   At 07:58 PM 11/17/97 -0500, you wrote: >John, et.al > >As Guy Henderson (on PIPORG-L) would be proud to tell you... > >Yes that organ is still in existance, incorporated in to the Hazel Wright >Memorial Mammoth, er Organ, at la Silica Basilica.   Also known as BBC ( Bishop Bob's Cathedral ) Also known as The Vitreous Vatican   That Command recording of >Virgil at Philhamonic Hall at Lincoln Center is one of my favorites >particularly of the Dieu Parmi Nous...a hair-raising performance, if not >totally in the spirit of l'auteur. > >too bad the acoustic of the hall was so lack-lustre for organ music.   The hall was terrible. On stage, the organ killed, two steps off stage the organ was cut in half, like a velvet drape falling over the organ.   > >Rick Maryman > >"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 > > >