PipeChat Digest #62 - Sunday, September 7, 1997
 
 


(back) Subject: Di's Funeral - "The organ will play..." From: Robert Fox <foxy@synflux.com.au> Date: Sun, 07 Sep 1997 00:12:18 +1000   The recent thread re "The Organ will Play" seems to have been borne out in the TV coverage of Diana's funeral.   We had detailed pictures of the choirs (both of them), the conductors (both of them),the singers (both of them) .... and the organist - arguably the most hard working of the lot? Well we got a static shot of the case.  
(back) Subject: Re: French Noels -Reply From: Rick Williams <Rick@netlink.nlink.com> Date: Sat, 06 Sep 1997 09:15:51 -0500   The disk is on the Erato Label #2292-45455-2 and includes selections by Nicolas LeBegue, Pierre Dandrieu, Jean-Francois Dandrieu, Louis Claude Daquin and Claude Balbastre. Unfortunately my French is nil so here is the organ as listed on the cover: aux grandes orgues historiques Moucherei-Formentelli de la Cathedrale Sainte Cecile d'Albi. I have had many happy hours of listening to this recording.  
(back) Subject: Re: ***Funeral Discussion - Timely and Appropriate*** From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Sat, 6 Sep 1997 11:38:28 -0400   >I look forward to all the respectful comments >that are being shared by this forum...   I beg to disagree.   The funeral is over. It was inspiring, stirring, beautiful, comforting and enriching. My hope is that we can forgo our tendency as "keepers of tradition" to dissect, review and criticize, and get on with our tasks of loving and caring for each other and those whom we serve, and our mission of making efforts to improve the conditions of all humanity on this fragile globe we call home.   I, personally, am drained, and need to get back to life. May the faithful departed rest in peace.   Bruce Cornely ============ o o o o ============== o o o ______________ o o o o o o ______________ o o o OHS ======================== AGO  
(back) Subject: Going to San Fran From: Oboe32@aol.com Date: Sat, 6 Sep 1997 12:14:43 -0400 (EDT)   Dear All, I will going to San Fransico this coming Thursday until the following Monday. This leaves me searching for a church on Sunday. I was planning on hitting Grace, but I also wanted to possibly see a few good organs. I am going out for a wedding, which will be all day on Friday, and Saturday I have to spend the day with the family touring around. If anyone can help as to getting in to play or to hear a couple great organs, it would be much appreciated. Thanx a billion for any help! -Peter Isherwood  
(back) Subject: Re: Going to San Fran From: John Sinila <js0059@epfl2.epflbalto.org> Date: Sat, 6 Sep 1997 13:52:34 -0400 (EDT)   Try the Presbyterian church in Oakland if you can get there. I was there as part of the San Anselmo festival last year in which the ministry of Louis Vierne was celebrated. They have a huge Rosales organ there with a very vibrant acoustic. Guaranteed, it will part your hair. On Sat, 6 Sep 1997 Oboe32@aol.com wrote:   > Dear All, > I will going to San Fransico this coming Thursday until the following > Monday. This leaves me searching for a church on Sunday. I was planning on > hitting Grace, but I also wanted to possibly see a few good organs. I am > going out for a wedding, which will be all day on Friday, and Saturday I have > to spend the day with the family touring around. If anyone can help as to > getting in to play or to hear a couple great organs, it would be much > appreciated. Thanx a billion for any help! > > -Peter Isherwood > > > "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: Hoof in Mouth Syndrome From: orgnloft@ultranet.com (Bob & Sally Evans) Date: Sat, 6 Sep 1997 14:01:23 -0400 (EDT)       Dear List,   Open mouth...insert foot...   Yesterday I posted an announcement that Tom Hazleton would appear at the Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ installed in Richard Knight Auditorium at Babson College, Wellesley, MA. Since that time I have learned that there may be a scheduling problem for that date. Please excuse the post. When definite news develops, I will let the list know.   Sorry for the inconvenience.   Bob Evans   Bob's Wurlitzer Loft Swansea, MA Home of Rochelle the RJ-12 Wurlitzer Pipe Organ      
(back) Subject: Re: Hoof in Mouth Syndrome From: danbel@earthlink.net Date: Sat, 6 Sep 1997 11:09:45 -0700 (PDT)   Most newsletter editors check the validity of their information before publication!   djb    
(back) Subject: test From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Sat, 6 Sep 1997 21:19:26 -0400     please ignore... testing   Bruce Cornely ============ o o o o ============== o o o ______________ o o o o o o ______________ o o o OHS ======================== AGO  
(back) Subject: Elton John at Princess Diana's Funeral From: Roy.Gutfinski@ptbbs.dhs.state.me.us Date: 6 Sep 1997 21:45:26 EDT   Hi List,   I just wanted to say that my wife and I were very impressed with Elton John's tribute at Princess Diana's funeral. His presentation was dignified, quite moving, obviously from the heart and done with a great deal of love and respect.   Roy in Maine  
(back) Subject: Re: Elton John at Princess Diana's Funeral From: Ron Yost <musik@tcsn.net> Date: Sat, 06 Sep 1997 19:04:11 -0700   I agree completely! That and the almost unbearably touching tribute from her dear brother ... Wow. I don't know how either of them pulled it off. I truly think the past day has been the most genuine, passionate, wonderful tribute I've ever been priveledged to feel a part of. Thank You England! Thank you for Diana! Thank you for sharing! We Love You even more than before!!!   I'm emotionally exhausted!!   Ron Yost Paso Robles, CA U.S.A.   At 09:45 7:24 PM 9/6/97 EDT, you wrote: >Hi List, > >I just wanted to say that my wife and I were very impressed with Elton >John's tribute at Princess Diana's funeral. His presentation was >dignified, quite moving, obviously from the heart and done with a great >deal of love and respect. > >Roy in Maine > >"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: Pachelbel Canon in D (among other things) From: Shirley <pnst@voicenet.com> Date: Sat, 06 Sep 1997 22:26:45   I just watched a condensed version of Princess Diana's funeral on CNN. I was once again impressed with the pageantry, and the long history that precedes that of the USA by so many centuries.   I was also impressed with the British support of their Princess and her family. The numbers of people on the mall outside Westminster..... at Hyde Park.... all along the cortege route.... and the flowers that were everywhere.   The service was tastefully done. I think the royal family and the clergy did a fine job in reaching that middle ground that Diana's life and death necessitated. It also must have been a proud but sad moment for those people who followed the procession to Westminster... people from Diana's charities that she supported with her presence and a loving touch that meant so much to so many.   And I am relieved that the Spencer family will see to it that William and Harry, with great respect for the life situation the boys have been born into, will still give them experiences in life beyond their royal heritage.   Now, to the point. I heard a part of the Pachelbel Canon in D (affectionately called "Taco Bell Cannon" by many of us). Has anybody found a suitable organ arrangement of it? I have two, and don't like either one.   To Pete: Thanks for your patience as we find our way back to the topic at hand. Thanks for allowing us to grieve in the best way some of us know, through writing.   --Shirley  
(back) Subject: Re: Pachelbel Canon in D (among other things) From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Sat, 6 Sep 1997 23:14:14 -0400   Maybe to save time, could you tell us whose arrangements you have. I have a Drummond Wolff arrangement which I have used for years for weddings, but I find it slightly lacking for recital use. Recently, I discovered another arrangement (which is next to the bench at the moment so I can't tell you whose it is) that is more challenging to play and, I think, more engaging, but I haven't played it long enough to be really comfortable or to have grown to it. I assume there is a miniature score of the original composition. Anybody play from open score??   Bruce Cornely ============ o o o o ============== o o o ______________ o o o o o o ______________ o o o OHS ======================== AGO  
(back) Subject: Re: ***Funeral Discussion - Timely and Appropriate*** From: SCoonrod@aol.com Date: Sat, 6 Sep 1997 23:24:10 -0400 (EDT)   In a message dated 97-09-06 11:41:58 EDT, cremona84000@webtv.net writes:   << The funeral is over. It was inspiring, stirring, beautiful, comforting and enriching. My hope is that we can forgo our tendency as "keepers of tradition" to dissect, review and criticize, and get on with our tasks of loving and caring for each other and those whom we serve, and our mission of making efforts to improve the conditions of all humanity on this fragile globe we call home. I, personally, am drained, and need to get back to life. May the faithful departed rest in peace.>> << Bruce Cornely >>   AMEN, AMEN, and AMEN RandyT  
(back) Subject: Re: Going to San Fran From: SCoonrod@aol.com Date: Sat, 6 Sep 1997 23:28:43 -0400 (EDT)   I haven't been, but Trinity Episcopal has a 1924or25 4 man. EM Skinner which is said to be in almost original condition, and is supposed to be wonderful.   But if you only had time for one, by all means do Grace. I have been very impressed with the church-- the Dean greets all at the doors before the service starts, and the organ, choir and acoustics, as well as the building are truly spectacular. Plan to stay for a guided tour afterwards.   RandyT  
(back) Subject: Yet More on the Funeral From: tracker@j51.com (Ken and Chris Potter) Date: Sat, 6 Sep 1997 23:40:24 -0500   What a heady day. As I was sitting all weepy and mesmerized, following the progress of the Funeral, I said to my wife "I spoze I better run out and buy a copy of Candle In The Wind since everybody and their dog is gonna want it now at funerals." My wife brought up an interesting point. She felt that with all the other beautiful traditional music being played and sung, it might cause more of a reaction toward returning to traditional Anglican fare in churches that have gone contemporary of late. Suddenly they are reminded of just how beautiful and rich it can be, and the other stuff sure looks pale when placed beside it. Whatever, forgive the rantings of a too tired organist who was up much too early this morning.   By the way, huzzahs for CBS! They ran the whole thing without any voice-overs at all. Usually American TV coverage of anything like that includes what sounds like sports announcers telling you what you can already see for yourself anyway. My favorite was the announcer on the day of John F. Kennedy's funeral who announced in very hushed, reverent tones: "Mrs. Kennedy is now lighting the temporary eternal flame." Really. I'm not making it up. He said it.   What about the bells? It sounded like two towers of bells ringing alternate changes, and one tower sounded like it was an octave lower than the other. It sounded very wonderful and exciting. My wife who rings on a ten bell chime stand in our church was riveted. Does Westminster have bells in both towers or was it between Westminster and St. Margaret's? What's the story?   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 ==============================================================================                  
(back) Subject: Re: Pachelbel Canon in D/open scores/misc. ramblings From: Giwro@aol.com Date: Sun, 7 Sep 1997 03:27:46 -0400 (EDT)   In a message dated 97-09-07 02:00:40 EDT, Bruce wrote:   << Anybody play from open score?? >> HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!   Not me! The last person I heard of that did that sort of thing well was Keith Chapman, may he rest in peace. A friend of mine told about me watching him do the "Pictures at an Exhibition" at the Wanamaker organ straight from the open score (back before insurance regs kept non-employees from visiting the console). I've seen a couple of arrangements of THAT piece, and they're not easy - hate to think what open score reads like....   As for the "Taco Bell Cannon", I can't say I ever found an organ arrangement I like - I usually improvised/arranged on the fly from a piano version whenever I needed to play it - I don't recall which version, though.... :-(   Well pipechatters, tomorrow (or today, I guess - it's Sunday a.m. now) is my last day filling in for my organist. She had triple bypass surgery 2 months ago, and is ready to climb on the bench again next week. It has been lots of xtra work getting ready to play services - I had forgotten...... not to mention my technique is RUSTY from 2 years of minimal playing.... it HAS been fun, though - I forgot what a thrill I get from starting that opening hymn and s-l-o-w-l-y building up sound as the verses progress until the last one which usually has me playing pretty loud, and the congregation singing lustily... gee, I'm gonna miss it....   Have a great day and play well!   Jonathan Orwig Minister of Music, Bethany Church, Redlands, CA USA web page: http://members.aol.com/Evnsong/pgone.html