PipeChat Digest #119 - Friday, October 31, 1997
 
Re: missing theatre organ home page
  by Richard B. Ahlvin <rahlvin@magnolia.net>
Theatre Organ Web Pages
  by Kenneth W. Evans <worthles@frontiernet.net>
now I know how it feels
  by Adam Levin <alevin@advance.net>
Re: Organs in Germany
  by <Giwro@aol.com>
Desperately Seeking Music
  by Rick Williams <Rick@netlink.nlink.com>
RE: Desperately Seeking Music
  by Wildhirt, Richard <Richard.Wildhirt@PSS.Boeing.com>
Re: missing theatre organ home page
  by <DM726@delphi.com>
Re: missing theatre organ home page
  by David Scribner <david@blackiris.com>
Re: IRC Chat tonight
  by Jason D Comet <krummhorn8@juno.com>
Re: Bish Bash/Bash Bish
  by Jason D Comet <krummhorn8@juno.com>
Noel Geomanne
  by John L. Speller <jlspeller@stlnet.com>
Re: Noel Geomanne
  by Stephen F P Karr <karrlist@scescape.net>
to o-builders & o-techs. &AGO members
  by Jason D Comet <krummhorn8@juno.com>
SILENT MOVIES
  by Frank Johnson <usd465@horizon.hit.net>
 


(back) Subject: Re: missing theatre organ home page From: "Richard B. Ahlvin" <rahlvin@magnolia.net> Date: Thu, 30 Oct 1997 08:28:51 -0600   DARREN EVERITT wrote: > > Hi ive just joined piechat and find it interesting to read from here in > Melbourne Australia i thought i would be adventurous and see if i could > participate and send a question out to pipechat which is, where has the > theatre organ homepage gone if any one can help or tell me if the address > has changed in the last couple of weeks i would be most appreciative,also > if it is offline could you give me an idea when it will be back > thanks Darren > It's still WWW.THEATREORGANS.COM (as of October 30, 1997, 8:30 AM CST.) I just brought it up and all was O-K. -- Richard B. Ahlvin  
(back) Subject: Theatre Organ Web Pages From: "Kenneth W. Evans" <worthles@frontiernet.net> Date: Thu, 30 Oct 1997 09:07:00 -0500   They are back up this morning. Hooray!   http://theatreorgans.com/index.htm   Ken Evans RTOS  
(back) Subject: now I know how it feels From: Adam Levin <alevin@advance.net> Date: Thu, 30 Oct 1997 10:16:21 -0500 (EST)     So I went to my church last night to get one more good practice in before my lesson tonight. I put my organ shoes on and stepped, as I am wont to do, onto the platform on which rests the organ. I slipped. Odd, thought I, that I should slip -- never happened before. I hold on and slide onto the bench...across the bench...er...uh oh.   Yes. Somebody had waxed the organ. All of it. I tried to practice my pedal exercises but it was no use. I just slid all over the bench. And I was wearing jeans. I hope our regular organist knows about this before he tries to slide onto the bench in his nice suit Sunday.   :)   -Adam        
(back) Subject: Re: Organs in Germany From: Giwro@aol.com Date: Thu, 30 Oct 1997 11:44:00 -0500 (EST)   In a message dated 97-10-30 07:07:25 EST, you write:   <<I presume our audiences will be mostly German folks, so can you make any recommendations as to what they'd like to hear from an amateur church choir. Finally, in a similar vein, what sort of organ music would the folks over there like to hear from a pretty good service organist? >>   Most of my German friends show interest in American music, and assure me that they here PLENTY of German stuff - I think you are on the right track with the Rutter and Mathias as well as some spirituals and other American stuff.   As far as organ goes, do the same thing! Expose your audience to something different! Play them some Gardner Read or Leo Sowerby or one of your favorite American composers. I for one would tremble at the thought of playing Bach or Reger in Germany...   Jonathan (who is back after having his computer's hard drive go poo-poo on Mon - glad I had most of it backed up on CD!!)  
(back) Subject: Desperately Seeking Music From: Rick Williams <Rick@netlink.nlink.com> Date: Thu, 30 Oct 1997 11:41:30 -0600   Hi list! the time, I would like to get my hands on these books.   Thanks in advance for any help.   Rick Williams  
(back) Subject: RE: Desperately Seeking Music From: "Wildhirt, Richard" <Richard.Wildhirt@PSS.Boeing.com> Date: Thu, 30 Oct 1997 10:02:14 -0800   Rick, this is a valuable resource. I have a partial set that I use regularly. I'm in a LC-MS congregation that is still stuck with TLH. Does Concordia still publish TPO or is it out of print in favor of the Concordia Hymn Prelude Series for LW and LBW?   Rich   > ---------- > From: Rick Williams[SMTP:Rick@netlink.nlink.com] > Sent: Thursday, October 30, 1997 9:41 AM > To: PipeChat > Subject: Desperately Seeking Music > > Hi list! > I'm seeking at least one complete set of The Parrish Organist done at > the time of TLH. Our church has a few of the books, but not a > complete set of any of them. I have set one book three, set three > book 5 etc. Since we use this hymnal so much of the time, I would > like to get my hands on these books. > > Thanks in advance for any help. > > Rick Williams > > > > "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: missing theatre organ home page From: DM726@delphi.com Date: Wed, 29 Oct 1997 17:45:53 -0500 (EST)   It was mentioned in an earlier post that the admin. person has moved and the server it is on is not being maintained. He hopes to get up again soon  
(back) Subject: Re: missing theatre organ home page From: David Scribner <david@blackiris.com> Date: Thu, 30 Oct 1997 13:36:45 -0600   >It was mentioned in an earlier post that the admin. person has >moved and the server it is on is not being maintained. He hopes to get >up again soon   As of this morning the Theatre Organ Home Page http://theatreorgans.com/index.htm is back up and running. Apparently, according to an email I received from Dick Wilson, a lightning strike took out some of the equipment for a period of time. But all is well as of now.   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: Re: IRC Chat tonight From: krummhorn8@juno.com (Jason D Comet) Date: Wed, 29 Oct 1997 17:14:27 -0500       I don't have a clue what IRC means Inaccessable Restricted Computerese!   ********************* Internet Relay Channel (Chat)   I'm probably correct.   Jason Comet Krummhorn8@juno.com |\ | \ O  
(back) Subject: Re: Bish Bash/Bash Bish From: krummhorn8@juno.com (Jason D Comet) Date: Wed, 29 Oct 1997 17:51:14 -0500       Fred Swann's second pipe organ installation at Crystal >Cathedral. *************** Was that organ the one he had installed before the "Glory of Christmas"?   If so, "Please, syir, I woant somore" thanks,   Jason Comet Krummhorn8@juno.com |\ | \ O  
(back) Subject: Noel Geomanne From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Thu, 30 Oct 1997 15:47:37 -0600 (CST)   Our Minister of Music, Cindy Johnson, seems to have a genius for coming up with gorgeous repertoire for the organ that is easy to play. Her latest discovery is an album called "Six Canzonetti for Organ" by Noel Geomanne (published by H. W. Gray, 1991.) The style of these pieces is similar to Maurice Durufle, but unlike most Durufle a beginning organist could easily play it. I note that H. W. Gray have also published a "Rhapsody" and a "Prelude and Canzone" by the same composer. From his name and the titles of the Canzonetti (Dialogue, Offertoire, etc.) I imagine Geomanne is French. Has anyone else played these pieces? Does anyone know anything about the composer?   John.    
(back) Subject: Re: Noel Geomanne From: Stephen F P Karr <karrlist@scescape.net> Date: Thu, 30 Oct 1997 19:05:56 -0500 (EST)   >Does anyone know anything about the composer?   His name is spelled _Goemanne_, and according to a bio on the inside of "Rejoice" (copyrighted in 1974, dedicated to Alexander Schreiner, who premiered it), he is of Belgian origin. He graduated from the Lemmens institute, and was a student of Flor Peeters in improvisation. He was the music director at Christ the King Church in Dallas, TX when the piece was published.   Hope this helped,   _____ | |_____ | || |_____ |Stephen || |_____ ______|F.P. Karr| || |_____ ______ |o o || || || || || |_____ | o o| | o o||Student Organist || || |_____ |o o | |o o || || || || || || || | | o o| | o o||Director of Music and Organist, | |o o | |o o || Bethlehem Lutheran Church|| | | o o| | o o|| || || || || || || | |o o | |o o || Aiken, SC || || || || | | o o| | o o| \ / \ / \U/ \S/ \A/ \ / \ / |o o | |o o | V V V V V V V | o o| | o o|_____________________________________|o o | |o o || E E | E E E | E E | E E E | E E | || o o| | o o||_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_||o o |    
(back) Subject: to o-builders & o-techs. &AGO members From: krummhorn8@juno.com (Jason D Comet) Date: Wed, 29 Oct 1997 18:19:06 -0500   To the members of AGO, organ builders, and organ technicians who receive the "TAO" magazines.   If you have received the latest issue (November 97), and looked in the "new organ" section, the first organ there, two manuals, (?)12/13(?) (I don't have it in front of me right now, and I'm to lazy to get it).   I don't get to go down to the church and practice, and I am too lazy to go there sometime, even though the church is on the other side of the block from me (stand on my back porch and look at the church parking lot).   SSSSOOOO, I was thinking, I would like to build one like that except with the 16' Sub-bass substituted for a 16' REED Bourdon (a reed instead of a pipe, from a reed organ) to save space, pneumatic action (or tracker action, I haven't desided yet) and pistons (definently pneumatic combination system), and a little smaller scale case (so it'll fit in my "music room" (dining room). I get the house to myself alot (14 11/12 years old, and live with my parents).   The only problem is, I don't know where to begin, material-wise. I know because I want to use pneumaic action, I have to use leather, but what thickness and kind? Can I get a blower that would work on a typical 120 volt (USA) outlet? What kind of wood? Where or how can I get it dried to the proper humidity level? How should I lay it out so I can get the most out of my space? What should be the wind pressure? How big should the reservoir(s) be? I want a swell box, so, how should I operate it? How much space should the swell shades take up? ETC ETC ETC ETC ETC................   I've got to go to a theatre rehersal right now.   Thanks in advance.   Jason Comet Krummhorn8@juno.com |\ | \ O  
(back) Subject: SILENT MOVIES From: usd465@horizon.hit.net (Frank Johnson) Date: Thu, 30 Oct 1997 23:28:26 -0600   For some reason I cannot remember what the "lead" sheets (for lack of a better word) were called that sometimes came with silent movies. It seems there was a name like 'Fox' but that isn't right. Anyone?     Frank R. Johnson (KA0API) Spirit of New Orleans - clarinet/leader 1922 E. 14th Winfield, KS 67156