PipeChat Digest #106 - Saturday, October 18, 1997
IRC Chat tonight
  by Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca>
Re: Rigaudon-Campra
  by <Ronnymn@aol.com>
Wichita Weekend at the Paramount
  by <MightyYKW@aol.com>
Attn: EM Skinner devotees
  by bruce cornely <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Campra Rigaudon
  by Ken and Chris Potter <tracker@j51.com>

(back) Subject: IRC Chat tonight From: Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca> Date: Fri, 17 Oct 1997 08:15:36 -0400   We shall be on-line tonight with the IRC PipeChat from 9.00 pm EDT until we all fall asleep at the wheel.   You can find us on Anothernet #Pipechat.   Topics are anything you might like to talk about, - sometimes we even talk matters organic! It is a good free-for-all discussion, for PipeChat-L members to get to know each other and swap experiences.   So we all remain friends!   See you there, Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca> Organic DeeJay Emeritus, - but back in the saddle for this Session! CFRC-FM 101.9 MHz Radio Queen's University Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6 CANADA    
(back) Subject: Re: Rigaudon-Campra From: Ronnymn@aol.com Date: Fri, 17 Oct 1997 14:04:22 -0400 (EDT)   Thanks all for reply. Just ordered the Biggs "Treasury of Shorter Organ Classics" I have a hunch I will like this better than the arrangement I have.  
(back) Subject: Wichita Weekend at the Paramount From: MightyYKW@aol.com Date: Fri, 17 Oct 1997 19:44:08 -0400 (EDT)   Hi folks! De-lurking to ask if anyone on this list is planning to attend the Weekend at the Paramount in Wichita Oct. 31st-Nov.2nd? I am all set to go, and would certainly like to try and meet any net denizens who might also be there. Sounds like a really fun program, and I am looking forward to finally hearing the Parmount Wurlitzer the only proper way - live! Also wondering how their attendance will be considering so many other events, particulary the ATOS regional later in the month, which sold out at 400 max.   Cory Edelman  
(back) Subject: Attn: EM Skinner devotees From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Fri, 17 Oct 1997 21:24:40 -0400   I have just received the first CD in a series called American Organ Celebrated. This CD features an up-close and personal recording of the 4/63 1928 EM Skinner organ at Immanuel Presbyterian Church in LosAngeles CA. The organ was dedicated in 1929 by Clarence Mader, then organist for the church. The program, exquisitely played by C. Edward Murray includes Chaconne (from Partita in d- minor for unaccompanied violin) by JS Bach; Pieces de Fantasie (3rd suite), op 54 by Louis Vierne; and Three Pieces (Prayer, In Paradisum, Pageant) by Calvin Hampton. The tonal palette of this newly restored instrument is very beautifully explored; the instrument is IN TUNE and certainly imparts Skinner's magic to the listeners. It is a fine tribute to EM Skinner how the music of these three composers fit this organ so well. Especially noteworthy, of course, are the "to-die-for" reeds. The CD is available from Helion.   Bruce Cornely, organist (OHS & AGO) University United Methodist Church and Student Center Wicks ('56) 3/16r Gainesville Florida Dean, Gainesville Chapter AGO  
(back) Subject: Campra Rigaudon From: tracker@j51.com (Ken and Chris Potter) Date: Fri, 17 Oct 1997 23:32:24 -0500     >From: Ronnymn > >This may be a bit too specific, but frustration drives me. I am working on >the above and seem to be having more difficulty than expected. First, one >minor point. My copy is published by Gray and arranged for the Organ by >Ferrari. Is this THE piece or are there other "arrangements" The pedal >primarily mimics. I am frustrated by my fingering attempts even with >catching the e with the lh in ms 4 and 5. Any brief suggestions?? Perhaps >with a detached approach, I shouldn't worry??   I have, or rather had the Biggs arrangement. I tried to play it as a postlude a few years back. I had worked it out and come sunday morning it just wouldn't lie under my fingers. After finishing a mistake riddled rendition I got off the bench, picked up the music, walked to a nearby trash basket and tossed it in. The congregation roared. The music stayed there. My predecessor who went to that church came back smiling and said she had had the same experience with the piece. No matter how hard you practice it just doesn't want to work. I know it sounds easy, but it ain't. Maybe another arrangement, key, whatever.   Ken   ============================================================================ Kenneth G. Potter, Minister of Music St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Westchester Square 914/358-2528 2500 Westchester Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461 tracker@j51.com ============================================================================