PipeChat Digest #319 - Sunday, April 5, 1998
 
TEST
  by "Kevin Cartwright" <kevin1@alaweb.com>
My recent trip
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Re: My recent trip
  by "Beau Surratt" <beaupiano@earthlink.net>
Ch. of the Heavenly Rest - NYC - Palm Sunday
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Re: My recent trip
  by "Kevin Cartwright" <kevin1@alaweb.com>
Organ Music-Bemis United Methodist Church-Palm Sunday 1998
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Re: My recent trip
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Re: My recent trip
  by "Kevin Cartwright" <kevin1@alaweb.com>
 


(back) Subject: TEST From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Sat, 04 Apr 1998 20:07:51 -0600   Sorry for wasting bandwidth, but I haven't been getting e-mails from the list lately...just testing. Please disregard.  
(back) Subject: My recent trip From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Sat, 04 Apr 1998 21:24:18 -0600   Hello EVERYONE. Just to get everyone acquainted:   kjalpine@flash.net is my Uncle Ken, in California   jpdubose@alaweb.com is my cousin Paul in Andalusia, Alabama   sheeztrue@aol.com Is my Aunt Marie (and Uncle Keith, and cousins David, Micah, and Luke) in Phoenix, Arizona   106200.11@compuserve.com is an ex-exchange student, Wolfgang Mulzer, from Berlin, Germany. He only stayed in Greenville the first semester, but we became good friends.   103202.2212@compuserve.com is Allen Laufman, in Harrisville, New Hampshire. He runs the Organ Clearing House, and we are working together to get a pipe organ in my home.   pfhf@alaweb.com is a friend and organist at St. Thomas Episcopal church here in Greenville. He owns his own 2/3 (number of keyboards/sets of pipes) Wicks (brand).   jackj@wicks.com is a VERY helpful Wicks Custom Pipe Organ Company representative. He is part of their *perfect* customer relations section. This company built the 2/19 Wicks in our church (in 1966).   thomps21@eng.uab.edu is a friend in Birmingham that has been very helpful in several different situations/occations.   pipechat@pipechat.org is the e-mail list PIPECHAT(-L) You can probably see, I'm sharing this story for everyone. Listers, one or two of you might get this story twice, sorry. If you're interested in joining PIPECHAT-L, please visit their homepage at http://www.pipechat.org   I'm writing to everyone to save my fingers and wrists from typing several different mails. Some of you might not care, or may get lost in the terminology, but I'll try to keep everyone informed of what I'm talking about. So, here goes:   I took a trip to Chattanooga Last Monday-Tuesday. Monday, well, neither I or anyone else really cares about Monday...Tuesday was the big day.   We got up early in the morning, had our usual fight that accompanies every trip we take, and was at the Barger & Nix Pipe Organ Factory at 10:00 a.m. EST. Then, five minutes later, our host, Mr. Bill arrived. Mr. Bill Barger is an older man with a great sense of humor, and very efficent about what he does. We looked at the 2/6 Möller that got away (he wanted $4,000 for it, and we didn't have the room, but thought about buying it), and several parts around his shop, and we then left, starting the interesting part of the trip.   The first stop was Mr. Henry McKinney (sp?). He lives in a rather large home, but there is a unique instrument in the center. A 2/6 WurliTzer theatre pipe organ steals any show he has. Mr. Bill started playing a nice piece on it that showed off all the organ's features. The drums and castanets were pounding, the sleigh bells quivering, and the (reproducing) grand piano was playing too (under control of the organ). It was a great experience. There is too much to tell by typing...   The next stop (after lunch) was Mr. Bill's house, where he boasted his 3/12 Marr-Colton type WurliTzer. This was a larger organ in a smaller room, and I eventually realized why his cat was so ill-tempered and crazy, the organ was LLOOUUDD!! After that, he showed us his upright reproducing piano (basically a type of player piano), and we were off to our next stop.   We arrived at a Methodist Church to see their "little" four manual Möller. This 4/lower 70's organ was a real treat. Here, I played my first real, full-length 32' pipe. The State Trumpet 8' was a nice touch. (A Chamede [sha-meed] trumpet - basically a trumpet set mounted horizontally high on a wall for those of you who don't know. They are able to project the sound to the audience, producing a louder, crisper, more appealing sound. Sometimes we have clean/dirty nicknames to replace 'chamede') It would have been better if it weren't for the Vaccum Cleaner Celeste 4' that was ciphering when we walked in. (for the uninformed, a vacuum cleaner was running in the sanctuary; 'cipher' technically means a valve has stuck open, and the pipe it controls plays by itself, and will not stop)   Next stop was a large Episcopal church downtown. It was a 4/97 Casavant-Freres, and it had electronic 32's. It was nice, black naturals, white sharps/flats, and had wood grain drawknobs and tilt tabs. I didn't get to really play this one, we had interrupted the organist's practice time, and I know what that feels like...so we quickly moved along and let him get back to what he was doing.   We then drove (excuse me, I DROVE everywhere, everyone else 'rode') up to Signal Mountain, and saw a nice 3/? Something-or-Other (Something got in a fight with Other, and they chose to connect their names with 'or' instead of 'and'), and I got to play one piece on it. We ran (actually drove) over to a smaller Episcopal church, that origionally had a 2/4 Möller completely under expression (volume control), and Mr. Bill's firm added 10 unexposed ranks to the exterior (outside the organ chamber). I got to look and hear, but not play, for my parents were reaking havok because they were bored, and wanted to do something else...   Then we drove back to Mr. Bill's house, dropped him off, and headed home. Nothing happened until the next day. Wednesday started the drive for a 2/3 Wicks in MY house. That deal is still undergoing, and there are some big "if's" that will probably be lingering for a little while, but I am very hopeful, and things are looking good. Allen, there were some further developments after you hung up the phone. [hehehe };->]   Nothing really happened until Friday, when I stopped by the Dexter Avenue United Methodist Church, and played their 1888 Pilcher. Of course, this was mechanical action, and the weird renovators chose to make the signal stop the on-off switch after a blower replaced the manual bellows. There are some nice pipe etchings, and it has a nice sound. I plan on going back again.   Anyway, that's simply all I have to say for now, and I'll type some more later. If anyone has ANY questions, please feel free to ask me... mailto:kevin1@alaweb.com   For now,   Kevin Cartwright Greenville, Alabama mailto:kevin1@alaweb.com  
(back) Subject: Re: My recent trip From: Beau Surratt <beaupiano@earthlink.net> Date: Sat, 04 Apr 1998 21:34:41 -0600   Wow, that sounds interesting. I am looking into getting an electronic for my home. (as you have probably seen). How much is that Wicks gonna cost? They do make great instruments, there are at least 2 Wicks here in Jackson, one at First Presbyterian, and one at Bemis UMC where I Play. How many organs were there in all that you saw on your trip?     Beau       At 09:24 PM 4/4/98 -0600, you wrote: >Hello EVERYONE. Just to get everyone acquainted:=20 > >kjalpine@flash.net is my Uncle Ken, in California > >jpdubose@alaweb.com is my cousin Paul in Andalusia, Alabama > >sheeztrue@aol.com Is my Aunt Marie (and Uncle Keith, and cousins David, >Micah, and Luke) in Phoenix, Arizona > >106200.11@compuserve.com is an ex-exchange student, Wolfgang Mulzer, >from Berlin, Germany. He only stayed in Greenville the first semester, >but we became good friends. > >103202.2212@compuserve.com is Allen Laufman, in Harrisville, New >Hampshire. He runs the Organ Clearing House, and we are working >together to get a pipe organ in my home. > >pfhf@alaweb.com is a friend and organist at St. Thomas Episcopal church >here in Greenville. He owns his own 2/3 (number of keyboards/sets of >pipes) Wicks (brand). > >jackj@wicks.com is a VERY helpful Wicks Custom Pipe Organ Company >representative. He is part of their *perfect* customer relations >section. This company built the 2/19 Wicks in our church (in 1966). > >thomps21@eng.uab.edu is a friend in Birmingham that has been very >helpful in several different situations/occations. > >pipechat@pipechat.org is the e-mail list PIPECHAT(-L) You can probably >see, I'm sharing this story for everyone. Listers, one or two of you >might get this story twice, sorry. If you're interested in joining >PIPECHAT-L, please visit their homepage at http://www.pipechat.org > >I'm writing to everyone to save my fingers and wrists from typing >several different mails. Some of you might not care, or may get lost in >the terminology, but I'll try to keep everyone informed of what I'm >talking about. So, here goes: > >I took a trip to Chattanooga Last Monday-Tuesday. Monday, well, neither >I or anyone else really cares about Monday...Tuesday was the big day. > >We got up early in the morning, had our usual fight that accompanies >every trip we take, and was at the Barger & Nix Pipe Organ Factory at >10:00 a.m. EST. Then, five minutes later, our host, Mr. Bill arrived.=20 >Mr. Bill Barger is an older man with a great sense of humor, and very >efficent about what he does. We looked at the 2/6 M=F6ller that got away >(he wanted $4,000 for it, and we didn't have the room, but thought about >buying it), and several parts around his shop, and we then left, >starting the interesting part of the trip. > >The first stop was Mr. Henry McKinney (sp?). He lives in a rather large >home, but there is a unique instrument in the center. A 2/6 WurliTzer >theatre pipe organ steals any show he has. Mr. Bill started playing a >nice piece on it that showed off all the organ's features. The drums >and castanets were pounding, the sleigh bells quivering, and the >(reproducing) grand piano was playing too (under control of the organ).=20 >It was a great experience. There is too much to tell by typing... > >The next stop (after lunch) was Mr. Bill's house, where he boasted his >3/12 Marr-Colton type WurliTzer. This was a larger organ in a smaller >room, and I eventually realized why his cat was so ill-tempered and >crazy, the organ was LLOOUUDD!! After that, he showed us his upright   >reproducing piano (basically a type of player piano), and we were off to >our next stop. > >We arrived at a Methodist Church to see their "little" four manual >M=F6ller. This 4/lower 70's organ was a real treat. Here, I played my >first real, full-length 32' pipe. The State Trumpet 8' was a nice >touch. (A Chamede [sha-meed] trumpet - basically a trumpet set mounted >horizontally high on a wall for those of you who don't know. They are >able to project the sound to the audience, producing a louder, crisper, >more appealing sound. Sometimes we have clean/dirty nicknames to >replace 'chamede') It would have been better if it weren't for the >Vaccum Cleaner Celeste 4' that was ciphering when we walked in. (for the >uninformed, a vacuum cleaner was running in the sanctuary; 'cipher' >technically means a valve has stuck open, and the pipe it controls plays >by itself, and will not stop) > >Next stop was a large Episcopal church downtown. It was a 4/97 >Casavant-Freres, and it had electronic 32's. It was nice, black >naturals, white sharps/flats, and had wood grain drawknobs and tilt >tabs. I didn't get to really play this one, we had interrupted the >organist's practice time, and I know what that feels like...so we >quickly moved along and let him get back to what he was doing. > >We then drove (excuse me, I DROVE everywhere, everyone else 'rode') up >to Signal Mountain, and saw a nice 3/? Something-or-Other (Something got >in a fight with Other, and they chose to connect their names with 'or' >instead of 'and'), and I got to play one piece on it. We ran (actually >drove) over to a smaller Episcopal church, that origionally had a 2/4 >M=F6ller completely under expression (volume control), and Mr. Bill's firm >added 10 unexposed ranks to the exterior (outside the organ chamber). I >got to look and hear, but not play, for my parents were reaking havok >because they were bored, and wanted to do something else... > >Then we drove back to Mr. Bill's house, dropped him off, and headed >home. Nothing happened until the next day. Wednesday started the drive >for a 2/3 Wicks in MY house. That deal is still undergoing, and there >are some big "if's" that will probably be lingering for a little while, >but I am very hopeful, and things are looking good. Allen, there were >some further developments after you hung up the phone. [hehehe };->] > >Nothing really happened until Friday, when I stopped by the Dexter >Avenue United Methodist Church, and played their 1888 Pilcher. Of >course, this was mechanical action, and the weird renovators chose to >make the signal stop the on-off switch after a blower replaced the >manual bellows. There are some nice pipe etchings, and it has a nice >sound. I plan on going back again. > >Anyway, that's simply all I have to say for now, and I'll type some more >later. If anyone has ANY questions, please feel free to ask me... >mailto:kevin1@alaweb.com > >For now, > >Kevin Cartwright >Greenville, Alabama >mailto:kevin1@alaweb.com > >"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 >=20  
(back) Subject: Ch. of the Heavenly Rest - NYC - Palm Sunday From: OrganNYC <OrganNYC@aol.com> Date: Sat, 4 Apr 1998 22:48:51 EST   The Church of the Heavenly Rest Fifth Avenue at 90th Street New York City   The Rev. James L. Burns, Rector Mollie H. Nichols, Director of Music and Organist (conductor) Steven E. Lawson, Assisting Musician (organist)   The Sunday of the Passion / Palm Sunday April 5, 1998 -- 10:30 a.m.   Organ: Prelude and Fugue in C Major (9/8) - J.S. Bach Liturgy of the Palms Anthem: Hosanna to the Son of David - David C. Morgan The Procession: Hymns 154 and 155: All glory, laud and honor -- Valet will ich dir geben, Plainsong, Mode I   (n.b. The assembled congregation follows the crucifer, clergy and choir, for a procession around the block -- and return to the church, led by Georgio the donkey. During the procession they sing two versions (Valet will ich dir geben, and Plainsong, Mode I) of All glory, laud and honor. Hopefully, they'll be singing the tune "Valet will ich dir geben" upon their return to the nave, at which the organist will join in until all are in place.)   Organ: Chorale Fantasy on "Valet will ich dir geben" -- J.S. Bach   Sequence Hymn 156: Ride on! ride on in majesty (Winchester New) The Reading of the Passion   At the Offertory: O vos omnes -- Pablo Casals At the Presentation: All things are thine (Gardiner)   Sanctus, Hymnal S-113 -- John Merbecke Agnus Dei, S-157 -- Merbecke At the Communion, Solo: Komm in mein Herzenshaus, Herr Jesu -- J.S. Bach Anthem: Tantum ergo -- Edward Elgar Hymn 168: O sacred head, sore wounded (Passion Chorale)   Hymn in Procession 158: Ah, holy Jesus (Herzliebster Jesu) Organ: Toccata -- Marius Monnikendam      
(back) Subject: Re: My recent trip From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Sat, 04 Apr 1998 21:53:06 -0600   You Re'd the whole thing, and it took a while to download your post, but, I'm paying $1,500 plus a $200 organ finder's fee, then transportation's probably going to cost something.   I saw 6 major organs on that trip. You should see/hear the Wicks at our church! I'm very proud of it. We can exchange pictures, and maybe a cassette tape or two. I'd be interested in seeing the Wicks at your church as well. I can also send some pictures of a nice little 2/5 Möller in the Episcopal Church.   What are you playing for Lent? Our Palm Sunday night Vespers Service contains "Precious Lord, Take My Hand" and "I Surrender All"!!!!! It must be Baptist night. ;-> At least the're easy, I haven't learned the hymnal yet, our stuffy main organist LET me play in public for the first time last August! She doesn't seem too happy with the fact that I got the Vespers, and I'm going to start my morning career in late May. My salary is a 2lb bag of spearmints every now and then. If they work me any harder than they are now (five pieces a week, no organ at home, can only practice twice a week), I'll ask for a real income, to help pay for that pipe organ. Does your church pay a salary, or product? They started the peppermint thing on their own. I wasn't expecting anything, but I won't complain...being a peppermint addict.   Kevin C. mailto:kevin1@alaweb.com  
(back) Subject: Organ Music-Bemis United Methodist Church-Palm Sunday 1998 From: Beau Surratt <beaupiano@earthlink.net> Date: Sat, 04 Apr 1998 21:55:02 -0600   Organ Music For Palm Sunday- Bemis UMC   Prelude- "Hosanna, Loud Hosanna" arr. Michael Burkhardt- 5 Lenten Hymn Improvisations- MorningStar   Offertory- "O Sacred Head, Now Wounded" Johann Pachelbel- The Parish Organist Vol. 2- Concordia   Postlude- "Ride On, O King, Ride On" Gilbert Martin- The Organist's Library vol.23- Lorenz  
(back) Subject: Re: My recent trip From: Beau Surratt <beaupiano@earthlink.net> Date: Sat, 04 Apr 1998 22:03:28 -0600   I get salary (55 $ per week). I know what you mean about being a peppermint addict. I sent a message to the list about music for Palm Sunday. The hymns we are doing are "Tell Me The Stories Of Jesus", "O Love Divine, What Hast Thou Done", "Jesus Keep Me Near The Cross". You are SOOOOOOO (lots of o's) lucky to be getting a PIPE organ for that price, the cheapest electronic I've found (new) is $11,400. I don't have any pics of the organ at my church (it is only about 5 ranks). I would definitely be interested in hearing or seeing the organ at your church. I still have the message about you showing me a few organs down there this Summer. It depends in where I go for vacation this year.   God Bless, Beau Surratt  
(back) Subject: Re: My recent trip From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Sat, 04 Apr 1998 22:11:06 -0600   Beau Surratt wrote: > > I get salary (55 $ per week). I know what you mean about being a peppermint > addict. I sent a message to the list about music for Palm Sunday. The hymns > we are doing are "Tell Me The Stories Of Jesus", "O Love Divine, What Hast > Thou Done", "Jesus Keep Me Near The Cross". You are SOOOOOOO (lots of o's) > lucky to be getting a PIPE organ for that price, the cheapest electronic > I've found (new) is $11,400. I don't have any pics of the organ at my > church (it is only about 5 ranks). I would definitely be interested in > hearing or seeing the organ at your church. I still have the message about > you showing me a few organs down there this Summer. It depends in where I > go for vacation this year. > > God Bless, > Beau Surratt   Well, unknowlingly, we've been sending ALL these messages to the list...even this one. I think we are putting irrelevant material on, and we should go private.   Kevin C.