PipeChat Digest #82 - Wednesday, September 24, 1997
 
Organ Music  in Sydney - OCTOBER
  by Sheridan Mascall <sheridan.mascall@visionet.com.au>
The Organ at the Met SPEC
  by Harold Stover <Stovorg@worldnet.att.net>
Re: Hammond Parts -- Please help!
  by Robert M. Zat <zbobat@aa.net>
Here's a couple of humor lists...
  by Vernon Moeller <vernonm@ccsi.com>
Re: Detached consoles
  by Shirley <pnst@itw.com>
Re: Here's a couple of humor lists...
  by Shirley <pnst@itw.com>
Marilyn Keiser Concert announcement
  by Shirley <pnst@itw.com>
Re: David Peckham's Elmira, NY TO Concert on Nov. 23
  by Kenneth W. Evans <worthles@frontiernet.net>
David Peckham's Elmira, NY TO Concert on Nov. 23
  by Kenneth W. Evans <worthles@frontiernet.net>
Re: The Organ at the Met SPEC + Question
  by Patricia R. Maimone <patmai@juno.com>
Diane Bish
  by <Musmachns@aol.com>
Re: Detached consoles
  by Edmund Needham <ascension@igc.org>
 


(back) Subject: Organ Music in Sydney - OCTOBER From: sheridan.mascall@visionet.com.au (Sheridan Mascall) Date: Tue, 23 Sep 1997 19:26:13 +1000   October has shaped up to be a rather healthy month organically in Sydney! It's very pleasing to see how much is going on.   I'm singing - not organing - at my church on the October long weekend (4-6 October) so we can't leave town ... so with a little bit of luck I might actually make it to the Organ Society Organ Crawl!   Regards to all, ~Sheridan~         ============================================   Thursday 2nd St Andrew's Cathedral 1.15pm George Street, Sydney   Programme to be advised   Tel: (02) 9265-1661 Admission: Free   ============================================   Saturday 4th St Xavier Cathedral 1.15pm Goulburn   David Kinsela "The Music of Birth & Death" In Memoriam Princess Diana & Jeni Barringer   11 Works of Buxtehude 11 Chorales of Brahms Toccata & Fugue in D minor, J.S.Bach   Tel: (02) 9361 5966 Admission: Free   ============================================ Sunday 5th St Luke's Anglican Church 6.30pm 14 Burton St, Concord   Sung Evensong Andrew Lane - Organ Timothy Chung - Cantor   Tel: (02) 9558 8257   ============================================   Monday 6th St Luke's Anglican Church 2.30pm 14 Burton St, Concord     Kurt Ison Organist, St. Mary Immaculate, Waverly   Prelude & Fugue in C major (BWV 547).........JS Bach Komm Heiliger Geist, Herre Gott (BuxWV 199)..Buxtehude Voluntary in D major.........................Travers Hymn Prelude on "Rhosymedre".................Vaughan-Williams The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba............Handel   INTERVAL   Elegy in B flat..............................Thalben-Ball A Trumpet Minuet.............................Hollins Mein Jesu, der du mich (Op. 122).............Brahms Sonata no. 4 in B flat major (Op. 65)........Mendelssohn   Tel: (02) 9558 8257 Admission: $10, Conc. $5   ============================================   Monday 6th   Sydney Organ Society Presents October Long Weekend Organ Ramble   9.00am: St Pauls Anglican Church 1 Frenchs Forest Rd, Seaforth 10.30am: Uniting Church West Promenade, Manly 12.00noon: Congregational Church Sydney Rd & Whistler St, Manly 2.15pm: St John's Anglican Church Oaks Ave & Avon Rd, Dee Why 3.45pm: St Faith's Anglican Church 9 Clarke St, Narrabeen   Participation Fee: $10   =============================================   Thursday 9th St Andrew's Cathedral 1.15pm George Street, Sydney   Alistair Nelson & Anthony McCarthy Organ Scholars, Trinity Grammar School   Sonata no.6...........................Mendelssohn Prelude and Fugue in A major BWV536...J.S.Bach Prière à Notre Dame (Suite Gothique)..Boëllmann Toccata from Captain Logan's Fancy....Brumby   Tel: (02) 9265-1661 Admission: Free   =============================================   Sunday 12th St. Finbar's Catholic Church 3.00pm 46 Levy Street, Glenbrook   Peter Kneeshaw Organist, St. Mary's Cathedral, Sydney   Tel: (02) 4758 6067 Admission: $5.00 Children free ============================================   Thursday 16th St Andrew's Cathedral 1.15pm George Street, Sydney   Programme to be advised   Tel: (02) 9265-1661 Admission: Free   ============================================   Wednesday 22nd Sydney Town Hall 11.30am - 12.30pm George Street, Sydney   David Briggs Organist, Gloucester Cathedral, England   Concert Variations...................Bonnet Concerto in G major..................Ernst/Bach Cantabile Pièce Héroïque.............Franck Flight of the Bumblebee..............Rimsky-Korsakoff Nimrod...............................Elgar Improvised Symphony in 5 Movements...Briggs   Tel: (02) 4758 6067 Admission $5.00 Children free   ============================================   Thursday 23rd St Andrew's Cathedral 1.15pm George Street, Sydney   Brett McKern   Tel: (02) 9265-1661 Admission: Free   ============================================   Sunday 26th Newington College 3.00pm 200 Stanmore Road, Stanmore   Jacobean Singers Walter Sutcliffe, Director Amy Johansen, Organ   Mass in G.......................Schubert Organ Concerto No.2 in B flat...Handel Gloria..........................Vivaldi   Tel: (02) 9718 7343 Admission: $20.00 (02) 9660 3026 Concession: $15.00   ============================================   Sunday 26th Pitt Street Uniting Church 2.30pm (to be confirmed)Pitt St, Sydney   David Blunden - Organ Daniel Mendelow - Trumpet   Ockna (Stained Glass Windows)........Eben   Tel: (0500) 500833 Admission: TBA   ============================================   Tuesday 28th Great Hall 6.30pm University of Sydney   David Blunden Honors Recital for Conservatorium of Music   Fantasia & Fugue in G minor.............J.S.Bach Excerpt from Livre du Saint Sacrament...Messaien Chorale Fantasia on Wachet auf!.........Reger Trois Danses............................J. Alain   Tel: (0500) 500833 Admission: Free   ============================================   Thursday 30th St Andrew's Cathedral 1.15pm George Street, Sydney   Helen Channon Organist, St Faith's, Narrabeen   Prelude & Fugue in G major (Great) BWV 541....J.S.Bach Variations on a Theme by Paganini.............Hesford Tuba Tune for Organ...........................Cocker   Tel: (02) 9265-1661 Admission: Free   ============================================   Organs Featured this Month --------------------------   ST ANDREW'S CATHEDRAL, SYDNEY Hill & Son, built 1866, Whiteley, built 1922 (rebuilt into one organ by Hill, Norman and Beard, 1952) Four manuals, 77 stops The Hill organ has been removed to Canada for restoration and reconstruction; currently only the Whiteley organ is in use.   ST XAVIER'S CATHEDRAL, GOULBURN Forster & Andrews, built 1884 Three manuals, 36 stops   ST LUKE'S ANGLICAN CHURCH, CONCORD Hill & Son, built 1884 Restored by Mark Fisher 2 manuals & pedals, 16 stops   ST FINBAR'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, GLENBROOK Hele, built 1881 Two manuals, 21 stops   SYDNEY TOWN HALl Hill & Son , built 1886-1889 Five manuals, 126 stops   NEWINGTON COLLEGE, STANMORE Smenge, built 1984 Two manuals, 17 stops   SYDNEY UNIVERSITY GREAT HALL von Beckerath 3 manuals & pedals   =============================================   All events correct at time of publication and subject to change without notice.   Material to be included in the November edition of this brochure must be received by 15 October 1997   Contact: Sheridan Mascall email: sheridan.mascall@visionet.com.au   Produced with the cooperation of: Organ Society of Sydney Sydney City Council Sydney Conservatorium of Music  
(back) Subject: The Organ at the Met SPEC From: Harold Stover <Stovorg@worldnet.att.net> Date: Tue, 23 Sep 1997 11:20:18 +0000   Metropolitan Opera, New York, NY Aeolian-Skinner Op 1444 (Source: AEOLIAN-SKINNER REMEMBERED by Charles Callahan) MANUAL I 8' Prinzipal 8' Bourdon 4' Oktav 2' Super Oktav Mixture IV-VI   MANUAL II 8' Gemshorn 8' Rohrflote 4' Flute Harmonique 2' Blockflote 16' Bombarde 8' Trompette Ripieno VI   PEDAL 16' Sub Bass 16' Sanftbass 8' Prinzipal 8' Gemshorn 4' Prinzipal 32' Contre Bombarde 16' Bombarde 8' Bombarde    
(back) Subject: Re: Hammond Parts -- Please help! From: zbobat@aa.net (Robert M. Zat) Date: Tue, 23 Sep 1997 07:03:06 -0700   In response to the request for Hammond Organ parts and information, try the Hammond List at : HAMTECH@HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM . Send the same request as below and I'm sure you will get a response.   > > Hi, I hope I'm not in breach of any net ettiquette by appealing to you > directly. I'm just holding out my hand and asking for your kind > assistance. My parents have an old Northern Hammond organ B.C 25 > cycle. I hope to locate two O-ring drive belts for it, one for the > main generator and one for the chorus. I've e-mailed various > organ dealers and I've been told these parts are non-existent. > But surely within the knowledge pool of your chat clientelle someone > might know of a used one somewhere or an obscure source that I could > contact. snip > M. Mason-Grant      
(back) Subject: Here's a couple of humor lists... From: Vernon Moeller <vernonm@ccsi.com> Date: Tue, 23 Sep 1997 09:51:24   While I subscribe to Bill's PunchLine, too, I also subscribe to a couple of others. Here's the trailer/ad at the end of one:   "Weekend Get Ya' Down?" "Be Thankful It's Monday.... Consider The Alternative!" Start your Week With Frank and B T I M C A   On The Web at http://www.rev.net/~popu70/   Frank is a great guy and he and I occasionally write each other with stuff like "What did you think of ... ?". He and Bill sometimes exchange jokes, so you might see something on both lists.   The other group was recommended to me by a lady who sings in our church choir. It's called "Bizarre!" and it truly is. Here's a few samples and a copy of their ad. BTW, if you don't like this first one, you've just *gotta* read the second one - it never fails to crack me up:   When a California woman discovered a hose dangling from her motor home into a gasoline can, she called her husband, who searched the area and found a trail of vomit leading away from the can. The would-be fuel thief had apparently mistaken the septic tank cap for the fuel cap...   Police in Oakland, California spent two hours attempting to subdue a gunman who had barricaded himself inside his home. After firing ten tear gas canisters, officers discovered that the man was standing beside them, shouting pleas to come out and give himself up...   What did you dream last night? According to the Dictionary of Dreams, if you dream of an avalanche, you are confronted with insurmountable obstacles. If instead you dream of swinging an axe, you will receive a business promotion... and anything else you ask for...   Yes! Bizarre is really free.   Really, really really free. Now you don't have to ask.   Bizarre is sent weekly to 100,000 discriminating subscribers. Subscription is free. To be sure you don't miss a single issue, mailto:biz@bizarrenews.com and type SUBSCRIBE in the subject line --OR-- visit our website at http://www.bizarrenews.com and choose the subscribe option.     In short, Frank and Bill have mostly clean humor, although I have seen a few questionable ones slip by Bill, which he always apologizes for later. Bizarre! is, well,... Bizarre! But it can be a lot of fun, too. BTW, Bizarre has had email troubles lately, so its delivery times can be irregular. Frank is weekly and Bill is daily.   Hope this helps!   \/\/\    
(back) Subject: Re: Detached consoles From: Shirley <pnst@itw.com> Date: Tue, 23 Sep 1997 13:14:39   At 01:18 09/23/97 +0000, you wrote: >Shirley wrote: > >> For orchestra and recital work, the organ >> is moved into the nave. > >Not to be picky, but isn't that the console that's moved into the nave? >Moving the organ for a concert or recital seems to be a rather major >undertaking. <vbg> > >Ken Sybesma >   Thank you Ken, you are exactly right. This isn't a plug-in! (Ho!)   --Shirley    
(back) Subject: Re: Here's a couple of humor lists... From: Shirley <pnst@itw.com> Date: Tue, 23 Sep 1997 13:22:35   There's also EcuLaugh. I think they have a mailing list, not sure... check out the website through a search engine. There's also a link to it from http://www.pcusa.org/ in their QuickLinks section.   I have received several requests for the humor lists I subscribe to, and once I gather the info, I will post it here. Be forewarned, tho: the delete key is in use frequently on these.   --Shirley     (Warning: Indiscriminate slashing of information ahead.)   Said Vernon:   >While I subscribe to Bill's PunchLine, too, I also subscribe to a couple of >others. > On The Web at http://www.rev.net/~popu70/   >The other group was called "Bizarre!" >mailto:biz@bizarrenews.com and type SUBSCRIBE in the subject line > --OR-- visit our website at http://www.bizarrenews.com and choose >the subscribe option.    
(back) Subject: Marilyn Keiser Concert announcement From: Shirley <pnst@itw.com> Date: Tue, 23 Sep 1997 13:39:45   Announcing:   MARILYN KEISER, concert organist   Workshop - November 8. 9:00 AM - Noon "Developing Musical Resources for Small Parishes" $10 registration fee for AGO non-members   CONCERT - NOVEMBER 9, 4:00 PM St. John's Lutheran Church, 32 S. Fifth Street, Allentown, PA Free-will offering   Sponsors: AGO, U.C.C. Church Musicians Network, and The Arts at St. John's   (No I have no idea of the organ, beyond the fact that it's a pipe organ, but I hear it's FABULOUS.... also boasts a new Walker 32' reed.)   Come one, come all. --Shirley  
(back) Subject: Re: David Peckham's Elmira, NY TO Concert on Nov. 23 From: "Kenneth W. Evans" <worthles@frontiernet.net> Date: Tue, 23 Sep 1997 04:29:35 -0400   Kenneth W. Evans wrote:   > > A visit to the Clemens Center homepage at > http://www,theatreorgans.com/clemens.htm will give you more information > about the Clemens Center restoration, the 4/20 Marr & Colton and a biog. > of David.   Sorry folks, the address should have been--http://www.theatreorgans.com/clemens.htm   Stupid keyboard comma key should have ducked out of the way when I needed a period instead! I hope it's correct this time.   Regards, Ken Evans  
(back) Subject: David Peckham's Elmira, NY TO Concert on Nov. 23 From: "Kenneth W. Evans" <worthles@frontiernet.net> Date: Tue, 23 Sep 1997 04:14:03 -0400   The Rochester Theater Organ Society (RTOS) quickly booked two full busloads of its members to travel to Elmira for David Peckham's theater organ concert at the Clemens Center's 4/20 Marr & Colton (enhanced) theater pipe organ. Dave has been the Clemens Center resident organist for many years and has played at many other theater installations in the U.S. and Canada and at ATOS national conventions. He is a very popular performer as many of you are aware.   Those of you theater organ fans in the northeast should mark your calendars for this event on Nov. 23 at 3 p.m. The ticket price is only $10.00 for an event that also features a second theater organist, Scott Smith, resident organist of the Grand Ledge Opera House in Grand Ledge, Michigan. For ticket info call 800-724-0159. See you there!   A visit to the Clemens Center homepage at http://www,theatreorgans.com/clemens.htm will give you more information about the Clemens Center restoration, the 4/20 Marr & Colton and a biog. of David.   P.S.--the RTOS website is http://www.theatreorgans.com/rochestr/. We always welcome new members.   Regards, Ken Evans  
(back) Subject: Re: The Organ at the Met SPEC + Question From: patmai@juno.com (Patricia R. Maimone) Date: Tue, 23 Sep 1997 19:02:05 -0400   Dear Pipechatters,   Thanks to Malcolm for noting the true topic of the second paragraph of my reply to Karl Keller..and especially to Harold Stover for posting the specs of the Aeolian- Skinner Op 1444 at the Metropolitan Opera, NYC. (A vote of thanks to Charles Callahan, also..) I knew that the list would come through ;-) ! Question: Has anyone on the list played this instrument, either as part of an opera performance or rehearsal, or at a recital/concert?   Pat Maimone  
(back) Subject: Diane Bish From: Musmachns@aol.com Date: Tue, 23 Sep 1997 23:54:49 -0400 (EDT)   The Cherryland Chapter of the American Guild of Organists in Traverse City, MI Is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. On Sunday September 28th, Miss Diane Bish will be presenting a concert on the Aeolian Skinner organ at the Interlochen Arts Academy. The concert will begin at 4:00 pm in the Michael P. Dendrinos Chapel-Recital Hall, followed by a dinner reception for guild members and their guests. If anyone will be near the Traverse City area, tickets may be ordered form the Interlochen Box Office by calling 1-616-276-6230. Tickets are $10.00.   Andy Struble Dean Cherry Capital Chapter Musmachns@juno.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Detached consoles From: Edmund Needham <ascension@igc.org> Date: Tue, 23 Sep 1997 22:07:39 -0700 (PDT)   At 01:18 AM 9/23/97 +0000, Ken wrote: >Shirley wrote: > >> For orchestra and recital work, the organ >> is moved into the nave. > >Not to be picky, but isn't that the console that's moved into the nave? >Moving the organ for a concert or recital seems to be a rather major >undertaking. <vbg>   ...though I can think of at least one venue for which this is true: Trinity Church, Princeton. If I remember correctly, the entire tracker instrument is rolled down the nave toward the crossing for concert work, and rolled back against the west wall for services. Particulars, anyone?   Ed Needham