PipeChat Digest #109 - Tuesday, October 21, 1997
 
Re:Wichita Weekend at the Paramount
  by <steve.lamanna@tavsnet.com>
Re:Wichita Weekend at the Paramount
  by <danbel@earthlink.net>
CARLO CURLEY'S CONCERT
  by KARL W KELLER <kwkeller@juno.com>
Re: Attn: EM Skinner devotees
  by George W. Jenista <hiplain@flash.net>
RE: Looking for Games/Activities for Choir Retreat
  by Wildhirt, Richard <Richard.Wildhirt@PSS.Boeing.com>
RE: Looking for Games/Activities for Choir Retreat
  by Shirley <pnst@itw.com>
Re: CARLO CURLEY'S CONCERT
  by John L. Speller <jlspeller@stlnet.com>
IRC Chat tonight
  by Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca>
 


(back) Subject: Re:Wichita Weekend at the Paramount From: steve.lamanna@tavsnet.com Date: Mon, 20 Oct 97 07:43:58 -0500     Regarding recordings at the Wichita.....   I have the Larsen ones.....   Did Billy Nalle ever put anything down on CD for the instrument?   And, are there other good recordings of it.....and where are they available?   Steve LaManna      
(back) Subject: Re:Wichita Weekend at the Paramount From: danbel@earthlink.net Date: Mon, 20 Oct 1997 05:20:49 -0700 (PDT)   Steve wrote: > >Regarding recordings at the Wichita..... > >I have the Larsen ones..... > >Did Billy Nalle ever put anything down on CD for the instrument?   Unfortunately, Billy never released anything on CD from this instrument. ALSO, unfortunately, the others that WERE released were certainly not up to standards in the recording department!! IMHO...   djb    
(back) Subject: CARLO CURLEY'S CONCERT From: kwkeller@juno.com (KARL W KELLER) Date: Mon, 20 Oct 1997 08:47:18 EDT   Sunday, October 19, 1997 was a great day in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. Carlo Curley gave a dedicatory recital on an Allen AP-20 four manual organ recently installed in the Grace Luthern Church. This Allen organ was purchased by the church from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir which used the organ for performances outside the tabernacle during May to July of this year as part of their 150th anniversary celebration. Carlo's recital ( I still think "CONCERT" is better) put the organ through it's paces and demonstrated just about every rank available. Carlo started be telling the audience that he once played a piece for his teacher, Sir Thalben-Ball, where he registered the organ by "pulling all the stops". After he finished the teacher remarked, "Carlo, remember that a shop keeper doesn't display all his good in the window". Carlo remembered that advise and started today's concert with a very soft rendition of "All Through The Night", a traditional Irish folk tune, then went right into Carlo's arrangement of Bach's "Sinfonia in D". This was followed by a very beautiful playing of Handel's "Largo" from Xerxes. The next number was "Largo, Allegro, Aria and Two Variations" by Michael Festing. The Bach "Toccata and Fugue in D minor" really showed off the capabilities of the organ and demonstrated the virtuosity of Carlo Curley. I can't remember when I have heard this "old war horse" played this well. Next came a little more restrained piece, "Interlude in C" by Sir Walford Davies and arranged by Thalben-Ball. The first half of the concert concluded with "The Grand March" from Act II of Wagner's opera "Tannhauser".   The second half opened with Carlo playing Charles Dawes' "Melody in A" which was turned into the popular tune "It's All In The Game" sometime in the fifties. I believe Dawes was a Brig. General in the Army who later became Vice-President. The next number was Mozart's "Fantasy in F minor- Allegro, Andante and Allegro" followed by Carlo's arrangement of Sir Arthur Sullivan's "The Lost Chord". The concluding number was "Marche Militaire" by Saint-Sanes. Needless to say Carlo received a well deserved standing ovation in tribute to his stellar performance. As an encore he played Bach's "Now Thank We All Our God".   As I am not a music critic I didn't try to analyze Carlo's interpretation of the music played. To me it was a faultless performance by a "master" of the organ. His former teacher, Virgil Fox, would be very proud of his pupil.   Regards to all.   Karl Keller Musica est Dei donum optimi  
(back) Subject: Re: Attn: EM Skinner devotees From: "George W. Jenista" <hiplain@flash.net> Date: Mon, 20 Oct 1997 10:32:21 -0700   I have ordered the Helion CD, and look forward to hearing it. It will make for an interesting comparison with Fred Hohman's recording of the EM Skinner in Grand Ave. Methodist Temple, KC...  
(back) Subject: RE: Looking for Games/Activities for Choir Retreat From: "Wildhirt, Richard" <Richard.Wildhirt@PSS.Boeing.com> Date: Mon, 20 Oct 1997 08:54:59 -0700   Tim, I'd check out your local Christian bookstore. Go to their "youth" section and take a look at the array of games and activities books. Many of them contain "getting to know you" games that know no age boundaries. And I'm sure there are more than a few variations on Musical Chairs.   > ---------- > From: Tim Ditch[SMTP:seabiskit@cruz.isle.net] > Sent: Saturday, October 18, 1997 9:06 PM > To: PIPORG-L@CNSIBM.ALBANY.EDU; pipechat@pipechat.org > Subject: Looking for Games/Activities for Choir Retreat > > I'm having my annual choir retreat next Saturday and I'd like to have > a few > games or activities to play with the choir to break up the rehearsal > time. > Musical games would be great, as would anything to help people get to > know > each other better. (We have a lot of new members this season.) Any > help > would be greatly appreciated. > > Thanks in advance! > > ---------------------------------------------------APPLE FOREVER! > Tim Ditch Friends don't let friends do Windows > seabiskit@isle.net > ---------------------------------------PROTECT FREE SPEECH ONLINE > > > > "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: Looking for Games/Activities for Choir Retreat From: Shirley <pnst@itw.com> Date: Mon, 20 Oct 1997 12:31:07   One "mixer" type game I always used at the top of my Girl Scout leader training is a bingo-type thing. Each person gets a "grid" with an item in each box, such as:   "Have 5 children" "Have been a Girl Scout for over 20 years." "Am not originally from this area."   Things like that.   And each person had to go around and get a signature from a person who matched the criteria in the boxes. Middle box was "free" in which the person put their own name.   You can put things like "Sang every Sunday this season"..... "Was once a tenor, but now a bass".... "Sings in community chorus"... "Plays an instrument"....   You can make it as musical or as personal as you want, since each box is customizable. Just be careful that you have at least one person in the group that can sign each box. I took a chance with the "have 5 children" one in the group of, oh, about 15 ladies I had for that particular Girl Scout training. There was only one who had 5 children. And oh boy, was she popular. Once they found her, she *had* to sign everybody's.   Also, you can make the rules that they have to fill the sheet with signatures, or get a "Bingo". I decided to go with "fill the sheet". As I recall, the name of the game was Bingo Mixer.   I apologize if this seems incoherent. It's from lack of sleep. I have a convalescing daughter at home.....   zzzzzzzzzzz.........   --Shirley       >> I'm having my annual choir retreat next Saturday and I'd like to have >> a few >> games or activities to play with the choir to break up the rehearsal >> time. >> Musical games would be great, as would anything to help people get to >> know >> each other better. (We have a lot of new members this season.) Any >> help >> would be greatly appreciated. >> >> Thanks in advance! >  
(back) Subject: Re: CARLO CURLEY'S CONCERT From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Mon, 20 Oct 1997 14:45:00 -0500 (CDT)   At 08:47 AM 10/20/97 EDT, Karl Keller wrote:   >The second half opened with Carlo playing Charles Dawes' "Melody in A" >which was turned into the popular tune "It's All In The Game" sometime in >the fifties. I believe Dawes was a Brig. General in the Army who later >became Vice-President.   This is correct. Charles G. Dawes was Vice-President in the Coolidge administration. He was as far as I know the only Vice-President of the United States there has ever been who was a composer of organ music.   John.    
(back) Subject: IRC Chat tonight From: Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca> Date: Mon, 20 Oct 1997 19:30:22 -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