PipeChat Digest #329 - Monday, April 13, 1998
 
Re: Vox Limbaugh/Vox Clinton
  by "Kevin Cartwright" <kevin1@alaweb.com>
Re[2]: Vox Limbaugh/Vox Clinton
  by "Robert Ehrhardt" <ehr@softdisk.com>
Happy Easter   was: Vox Limbaugh/Vox Clinton
  by "SCoonrod" <SCoonrod@aol.com>
What music did we do on Easter?
  by "Patricia R. Maimone" <patmai@juno.com>
Hallelujah Chorus
  by "Beau Surratt" <beaupiano@earthlink.net>
Re: Vox Limbaugh/Vox Clinton
  by <mewzishn@spec.net>
Re: Happy Easter   was: Vox Limbaugh/Vox Clinton
  by "Kevin Cartwright" <kevin1@alaweb.com>
Re: Happy Easter   was: Vox Limbaugh/Vox Clinton
  by "Don G. Pribble" <donprib@juno.com>
Re: Happy Easter   was: Vox Limbaugh/Vox Clinton
  by "Don G. Pribble" <donprib@juno.com>
"Crucifer" arrangement/G. Young
  by "SCoonrod" <SCoonrod@aol.com>
Re: Hallelujah Chorus
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: A-S Mother Church Boston
  by "Barry H Bodie" <bbodie@InfoAve.Net>
Re: Hallelujah Chorus
  by "Paul F. Stapel" <pstapel@spectra.net>
Re: A-S Mother Church Boston
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
re:MAY 17th Pickwick Theatre Correction (Long)(X-Posted)
  by "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@ameritech.net>
 


(back) Subject: Re: Vox Limbaugh/Vox Clinton From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Sun, 12 Apr 1998 07:13:16 -0500   bruce cornely wrote: > > This was intended as a private post and I am accidentally sending it to > the list indavertently because the devile made me do it! > > The Vox Clinton would, by necessity of historical accuracy, have to be a > large scale flute since the original instrument being imitated was > described as "short and fat." > > Also remember for the Vox Clinton the pipes would have to be mitred, > leaning to the left, I believe (according to Paula Jones). It would, > unfortunately, not be able to be a celeste because it apparently "draws" > to everything it gets near.   Look at you!! You played the old smokey WurliTzer in the circus, and now you're shifting the "other list's" stuff to this one!! But, it's still fun. Pipeorg-l has snubbed it, but HERE we can go on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, etc...   To the other list I posted: > --> Is there a "LIMBAUGH" stop; you know, a large, anoying, blow hard > tennor type one (I think Hope Jones was working on this one before > killing himself - kind'a like a "FFF Diaphone"; the "tuned Fart"). Just > wanted to know. <--   I have one of those. It seems to keep ciphering, won't stop making noise. It does it every time I give it a chance. You are refering the big round pipe, aren't you? Or, it is that plump reed that goes yatta-yatta-yatta and bla-bla-bla all the time?   Kevin C. kevin1@alaweb.com   NOTE: I am overweight myself, so fat jokes are all in good fun..... :-)  
(back) Subject: Re[2]: Vox Limbaugh/Vox Clinton From: Robert Ehrhardt <ehr@softdisk.com> Date: Sun, 12 Apr 1998 12:31:18 -0500   On 12-Apr-98, bruce cornely wrote: > This was intended as a private post and I am accidentally sending it to > the list indavertently because the devile made me do it! > (snip) Ooo, tack-eee! Happy Easter to the beagles!   -- Robert Ehrhardt <ehr@softdisk.com> Noel Memorial UMC,Shreveport, LA Team AMIGA    
(back) Subject: Happy Easter was: Vox Limbaugh/Vox Clinton From: SCoonrod <SCoonrod@aol.com> Date: Sun, 12 Apr 1998 14:02:27 EDT   Happy Easter to One and All. Boy it is nice to get today behind me, and all went well, EVEN the brass!!   I switched postludes though, for the second service, because of that special someone who wanted to hear "Crucifer." So I played Gordon Young's arr. of "Lift High the Cross" at 11 a.m. 8 a.m. got Bach's Fugue a la Gigue!!   And while everyone is wishing each other's pets happy Easter. Y'all say a prayer for my pair of Great Danes. They are expecting a litter of pups soon. Their first!!   RandyT  
(back) Subject: What music did we do on Easter? From: patmai@juno.com (Patricia R. Maimone) Date: Sun, 12 Apr 1998 14:16:15 -0400   Happy Easter, Pipechatters,   Sunrise on the Hudson this morning was at 6:23 AM. At 7 AM, at Doubleday Field, West Point, NY, the Brass Quartet played a couple of Gabrieli Canzonas for a prelude and an arrangement (by one of the trombone players, I think) of Campra's Rigaudon for the Postlude.   We sang Jesus Christ Is Risen Today Lyra Davidica I Serve A Risen Savior Ackley   Soloist Constance Chase sang the tune Regent Square with Easter text without accompaniment.   At the 10:30 AM service, I played Al Fedak's Toccata on "The Strife Is O'er" for a prelude Widor's Toccata (Fifth Symphony) for the postlude Hymns: Christ the Lord Is Risen Today Lyra Davidica The Strife Is O'er Victory Christ Is Risen! Alleluia! Morgenlied (LBW 131) with its high F... Fun for the congregation!   Youth Choir sang Jane Schafferman's "Come, Sing, Rejoice" Steve Cooper accompanied himself on acoustic guitar and sang Anne Herring"s "Easter Song" as arr. by Keith Green The Senior Choir sang Randall Thompson's "Alleluia";   All who had ever sung Handel's "Hallelujah" from `Messiah' were invited to sing with the Senior Choir in the annual Easter Day choral response to the benediction. Thus endeth.. A blessed (rest of) Easter to all.   Pat Maimone   _____________________________________________________________________ You don't need to buy Internet access to use free Internet e-mail. Get completely free e-mail from Juno at http://www.juno.com Or call Juno at (800) 654-JUNO [654-5866]    
(back) Subject: Hallelujah Chorus From: Beau Surratt <beaupiano@earthlink.net> Date: Sun, 12 Apr 1998 14:27:27 -0500   Hello Listers!!! Does anyone know of a good organ arrangement of Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus"? My pastor wants me to do it for the postlude next Easter. (we have a VERY small choir)   Thanks, Beau  
(back) Subject: Re: Vox Limbaugh/Vox Clinton From: mewzishn@spec.net Date: Sun, 12 Apr 1998 15:46:59 +0000   Kevin Cartwright wrote:   > Pipeorg-l has snubbed it, but HERE we can go on, and on, and > on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, etc...   Go ahead, the entire thread has been set to be nuked by my mail reader as it comes in. These jokes stopped being original, and humorous, several kilobytes ago.   Ken Sybesma        
(back) Subject: Re: Happy Easter was: Vox Limbaugh/Vox Clinton From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Sun, 12 Apr 1998 15:27:11 -0500   SCoonrod wrote: > > Happy Easter to One and All. Boy it is nice to get today behind me, and all > went well, EVEN the brass!!   Our church cut the brass due to "money problems." They said any volunteers from the high school band (high ratings) would not be "good enough." That's just being narrow minded in my opinion.   Anyway, the organ did not cipher, so I did not get to smart off at the organist about "you wouldn't let me fix it" issues. She played well until she COMPLETELY fell apart on the "Hallelujah Chorus" and embarrased everyone!! I guess if I added to the tension, she might have exploded all over me...   K.  
(back) Subject: Re: Happy Easter was: Vox Limbaugh/Vox Clinton From: donprib@juno.com (Don G. Pribble) Date: Sun, 12 Apr 1998 15:52:51 -0500   Randy, please tell me more about Gordon Young's "Lift High the Cross." Is it a single, or does it come in an album? Last Sunday I used his "Prelude in Classical Style" in a piano/organ duet arrangement. It went over super well.   Don Pribble donprib@juno.com   If at first you do succeed, try to hide your amazement.   On Sun, 12 Apr 1998 14:02:27 EDT SCoonrod <SCoonrod@aol.com> writes: >Happy Easter to One and All. Boy it is nice to get today behind me, >and all >went well, EVEN the brass!! > >I switched postludes though, for the second service, because of that >special >someone who wanted to hear "Crucifer." So I played Gordon Young's >arr. of >"Lift High the Cross" at 11 a.m. 8 a.m. got Bach's Fugue a la >Gigue!! > >And while everyone is wishing each other's pets happy Easter. Y'all >say a >prayer for my pair of Great Danes. They are expecting a litter of >pups soon. >Their first!! > >RandyT > >"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 > >   _____________________________________________________________________ You don't need to buy Internet access to use free Internet e-mail. Get completely free e-mail from Juno at http://www.juno.com Or call Juno at (800) 654-JUNO [654-5866]    
(back) Subject: Re: Happy Easter was: Vox Limbaugh/Vox Clinton From: donprib@juno.com (Don G. Pribble) Date: Sun, 12 Apr 1998 16:01:06 -0500   I forgot to add congratulations to your pair of Great Danes!!!   Don   If at first you do succeed, try to hide your amazement.   On Sun, 12 Apr 1998 14:02:27 EDT SCoonrod <SCoonrod@aol.com> writes: >Happy Easter to One and All. Boy it is nice to get today behind me, >and all >went well, EVEN the brass!! > >I switched postludes though, for the second service, because of that >special >someone who wanted to hear "Crucifer." So I played Gordon Young's >arr. of >"Lift High the Cross" at 11 a.m. 8 a.m. got Bach's Fugue a la >Gigue!! > >And while everyone is wishing each other's pets happy Easter. Y'all >say a >prayer for my pair of Great Danes. They are expecting a litter of >pups soon. >Their first!! > >RandyT > >"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 > >   _____________________________________________________________________ You don't need to buy Internet access to use free Internet e-mail. Get completely free e-mail from Juno at http://www.juno.com Or call Juno at (800) 654-JUNO [654-5866]    
(back) Subject: "Crucifer" arrangement/G. Young From: SCoonrod <SCoonrod@aol.com> Date: Sun, 12 Apr 1998 17:31:52 EDT   In a message dated 98-04-12 16:59:13 EDT, donprib@juno.com writes:   << Randy, please tell me more about Gordon Young's "Lift High the Cross." Is it a single, or does it come in an album? >>     Gordon Young's arrangement of "Crucifer" is in one of his collections and is published by Hope Publishing Company. I heard it first on a demo tape. It is easy (I learned it after a few run-throughs yesterday afternoon and this morning between services). It doesn't seem good while playing it, but from the tape I knew the "effect" would be good, and sure enough, I got more compliments on that than on the Bach fugue I played at 8 a.m.   Also in this set is Just as I Am, Bethany, and two or three others that are more appropriate for settings a little less festive, but as usual they are all easy.   I have taken a fresh look at some of this composers arrangements after having heard them on tape or performed by someone else. He has an arrangement of "Slane" that works well if you don't mind a good many registration changes to offset some of the repitition.   RandyT    
(back) Subject: Re: Hallelujah Chorus From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Sun, 12 Apr 1998 20:03:21 -0400   Beau, My advice to you would be to take the piano accompaniment with the vocal parts and arrange your own version. That way you can accent those parts which you want to, it will be technically within your limits, and you will gain great experience from it. One thing I have found in playing such pieces in transcription is that it is not always necessary to play the moving bass parts on the pedals. Learn the piano accompaniment reduction, then take it to the organ and simply adapt; it is really not as hard as you might think and the benefits you will derive from this exercise will far outweigh the effort. Good luck. Hollar if you want help.   bruce cornely o o o __________ o o o ago (dean) ohs o o __________ o o cremona84000@webtv.net  
(back) Subject: Re: A-S Mother Church Boston From: Barry H Bodie <bbodie@InfoAve.Net> Date: Sun, 12 Apr 1998 22:18:36 -0400   Wasn't Larry Phelps married to Gilliam Weir at one time? -----Original Message----- From: dm726@delphi.com <dm726@delphi.com> To: pipechat@pipechat.org <pipechat@pipechat.org> Date: Saturday, April 11, 1998 1:06 PM Subject: A-S Mother Church Boston     >I have a copy of the Aeolian-Skinner recording done on this organ by >Ruth Barrett Phelps, the organist at the time of installation. > >Yes, she was Larry Phelps' wife. He and GDH designed the organ, the >installation was completed in 1952. It is also touted as "the largest >church organ in the western hemisphere. The recording was Vol. IX of >the A-S King of Instruments Series. The specification is available on >the Osiris Archive. > >I believe the organ has been rebuilt/restored recently with Phelps again >having something to do with it. I live near Boston (for over 25 years) >and have never been in the building or heard the organ live. Sad eh? > >Dave McPeak >Net-Tamer V 1.10 Beta - Test Drive > >"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: Hallelujah Chorus From: "Paul F. Stapel" <pstapel@spectra.net> Date: Sun, 12 Apr 1998 23:55:42 -0400   At 02:27 PM 4/12/98 -0500, you wrote: >Hello Listers!!! > Does anyone know of a good organ arrangement of Handel's "Hallelujah >Chorus"?   The Virgil Fox arrangement in one of his colleciton books is excellent>   Paul Stapel, Binghamton, nY    
(back) Subject: Re: A-S Mother Church Boston From: David Scribner <david@blackiris.com> Date: Sun, 12 Apr 1998 22:57:01 -0500   At 10:18 PM -0400 4/12/98, Barry H Bodie wrote: >Wasn't Larry Phelps married to Gilliam Weir at one time?   I think they are married currently.   David      
(back) Subject: re:MAY 17th Pickwick Theatre Correction (Long)(X-Posted) From: "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@ameritech.net> Date: Mon, 13 Apr 1998 01:20:39 -0500   Dear List members,   On April 9th there was a posting claiming to offer a correction concerning the show on May 17th at the Pickwick Theatre in Park Ridge, Illinois. The posting became quite defamatory, and even though I heartily agree with the list owners policy of discouraging inflammatory postings, there were some questions raised that need to be answered. I want to assure all concerned that this response is being made to clarify some things and not as a direct response to the original sender. I know that many on these lists view theatre organ fans as belonging to the lunatic fringe. I certainly do not want to help contribute to that point of view.   The statements made by Mr. Margison concern me personally. As editor of the VOX CATOE I am personally responsible for the information conveyed by the voice of CATOE. I first reported the CATOE involvement with the Pickwick show in the February issue of the Vox which is sometime before plans for the show were generally known. The newsletter is intended to inform CATOE membership of current activities of the organization and has no hidden agendas. I will not waste bandwidth including the Vox articles, but will email them privately to anyone who requests them.   The program at the Pickwick is being produced by the Pickwick Theatre to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the opening of the theatre. The movie "WINGS" is the film which opened the theatre. This program is also intended to benefit the Park Ridge Arts Council. The Pickwick is special for theatre organ fans as it still has the original 3/11 Wurlitzer pipe organ. The Pickwick has been receptive to organ shows in the past and the success of the "WINGS" anniversary-benefit would assure their being receptive to future shows. The very last thing any of us wants is to cause embarrassment to the management of the Pickwick. The ill-advised use of the Chicago Theatre Post Horn for a prior show at the Pickwick and the subsequent embarrassment to the theatre from the publicity surrounding the loss of the pipes could have been the death knell for future organ events at the Pickwick.   Repeating..the program at the Pickwick on May 17th is being produced by the theatre. It is not a CATOE event or for that matter is it a Chicagoland Theatre Organ Society event. Early in the planning of the show the Pickwick management asked CATOE if they would be willing to help the theatre with the event. CATOE has assisted in getting the film, other aspects of production planning and in assisting with the organ and the organist. There are also members of the Chicagoland Theatre Organ Society who are providing their expertise in designing art work for promotional material and also with ticket sales and distribution. Please excuse me if I mention my suspicion that CTOS would like to take credit for success of this event as evidenced by the appearance of the program listing in the Dairyland Theatre Organ Society newsletter, the "Bartola" touting the show as the CTOS silent film "WINGS" at the Pickwick Theatre.   It is my sincere hope that even though Mr. Margison is on the CTOS board of directors, that his comments do not reflect the attitude of the ATOS chapter. We sincerely desire to maintain friendly relations with the local theatre organ community and have welcomed CTOS members at CATOE events. In some cases these members have distributed CTOS material advertising future CTOS programs. Mr. Peters and the members of CATOE are very disturbed by being vilified for helping promote a theatre organ event.   Since the purpose of CATOE was questioned...my I offer the following comments. CATOE has been promoting the theatre organ in the Chicago area for over thirty years. We have had our successes and failures not unlike many other volunteer organizations. At present CATOE has three theatre pipe organs, two in storage, and one which is playing in the Tivoli Theatre in Downers Grove, Illinois. Ironically Mr. Margison lays claim to being staff organist at this same theatre. CATOE is working on plans to find suitable locations for the other organs and the members will be meeting with Clark Wilson later this month to hear a proposal to place the Kimball into the refurbished Palace Theatre in the Chicago Loop. In addition CATOE provides financial support, and CATOE members volunteer time for the maintenance of at least six other theatre pipe organs in this area which are not owned by CATOE. CATOE produces several public organ shows a year, organ socials for the membership and actively supports efforts of other organ groups with their activities.   Most of us are members of the American Theatre Organ Society (I for more years than I care to admit) and support the goals of that organization.   I would like to thank the list and list owners for their indulgence for this lengthy post.   Very sincerely,   Jon C. Habermaas Editor, VoxCatoe Chicago Area Theatre Organ Enthusiasts email: voxcatoe@ameritech.net