PipeChat Digest #336 - Sunday, April 19, 1998
 
Re: Lynnwood Farnam
  by "Bob Loesch" <rrloesch@jps.net>
xpost CDs edited and first tracker I ever liked
  by "Jonathan M Orwig" <giwro@juno.com>
TO Concert, Pella Iowa
  by " JACK   MOELMANN" <RJGP84A@prodigy.com>
Re: Lynnwood Farnam
  by "Stephen and Katherine Ohmer" <montre@sprintmail.com>
Re: What I think of "Organists and Chambers"
  by "Stephen and Katherine Ohmer" <montre@sprintmail.com>
Re: What I think of "Organists and Chambers"
  by "Stephen and Katherine Ohmer" <montre@sprintmail.com>
Re: What I think of "Organists and Chambers"
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Ch. of the Heavenly Rest - NYC
  by "OrganNYC" <OrganNYC@aol.com>
 


(back) Subject: Re: Lynnwood Farnam From: Bob Loesch <rrloesch@jps.net> Date: Sat, 18 Apr 1998 10:04:57 -0700   At 02:31 4/18/98 EDT, JKVDP <JKVDP@aol.com> wrote: >According to one of the dust jackets, the recording was done at the studios of >Mervin Fulton of Tulare CA on a specially installed pipe organ. >Is this studio still in operation?   Does Mr. Fulton have anything to do with the Play-Rite player roll company of Tulare, CA?   >Has anyone converted these recordings to MIDI for use on a sequencer?   That would be a really worthwhile project!     Regards,   Bob        
(back) Subject: xpost CDs edited and first tracker I ever liked From: giwro@juno.com (Jonathan M Orwig) Date: Sat, 18 Apr 1998 10:06:54 -0700   Dear Lists,   The first 2 concerts at Claremont UCCC on the new Glatter-G"otz have now been edited to a CD master - the media director and I spent about 10 hours hunched over the DAT player and computer trying to get it all to fit. Alas, we had to cut a piece from each program to make it fit...   The CDs should be available in a week or so - the first one features the church organist, Dr. Carey Robertson, the second, titulare of St.Sulpice Daniel Roth. Both are a fine showcase of the new instrument, both performers are first-rate. Carey delivers almost 74 minutes of variety, ending with one of the most hair-raising renditions of the Lizst "Prelude & Fugue on B.A.C.H." I have ever heard. Daniel Roth gives 68 minutes of music including the heretofore unheard (by this writer) Sonata in A-minor by Ritter - very fine indeed - several other works, and a stunning improv on 2 submitted themes, "On Eagle's Wings" and "Simple Gifts". For further info on obtaining these recordings, drop an email to James Oetken at <Jetken@aol.com>   On a further note, yesterday was my first lesson and practice time on the instrument - and leaves me speechless. This is the first tracker instrument I have ever played that inspires me (not to mention the touch with manuals coupled is not much heavier than some of the Steinway pianos I have played!) With a full set of combination action and the usual registration aids, this is an instrument that will handle anything you care to throw at it. Bruce Cornley, you can laugh at me now, because I have become a (sheesh, am I really admitting it?!?!) TRACKER BACKER (provided, of course, that the instrument is flexibly and intelligently planned and voiced!) Kudos to Caspar Glatter-G"otz (builder) Manuel Rosales (scaling, voicing and too many other things to list here) and the rest of the team.   **************** Jonathan Orwig Minister of Music - Bethany Church, Redlands, CA for new Organ, Keyboard & Choral Music visit Evensong Music at: http://members.aol.com/Evnsong/pgone.html   _____________________________________________________________________ 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: TO Concert, Pella Iowa From: RJGP84A@prodigy.com ( JACK MOELMANN) Date: Sat, 18 Apr 1998 14:12:21, -0500   Thursday, May 7 - Saturday, May 9th marks the annual "Tulip Time" in Pella, Iowa, the home of Pella Windows, a wonderful, small Dutch Community in Iowa. For the second year now, I will be doing several concerts on the newly installed 3/12 Barton Theatre Pipe Organ in the restored Pella Opera House. Thousands of people come to Pella to see the tulips, watch the parades, lots of activities and it was a great time last year when I did 14 concerts in 4 days in Pella. It was fun, and the weather was great. The schedule of events is as follows as it pertains to the Theatre Organ Concerts: The same schedule applies each day Thursday - Saturday, May 7-9:   11:30 AM (45 minute concert including silent movie comedy short) 3:00 PM if the parade is cancelled because of weather 6:30 PM along with a local band who will be featured in that time period   If your travels bring you close to Pella, please come on by. You can enjoy the tulips, Pella hospitality, and maybe even some good Theatre Organ Music.   Hope to see you there,   Jack Moelmann  
(back) Subject: Re: Lynnwood Farnam From: Stephen and Katherine Ohmer <montre@sprintmail.com> Date: Sat, 18 Apr 1998 14:44:08 -0400   JKVDP wrote: > > The performances are by Max Reger, Lynnwood Farnam and Eugene Gigout.   Oooooooh - If these are EVER available on even cassettes, I'd be really interested in hearing them. Even if they are not all that great recording quality. Just to be able to hear these people play at all - kind of like hearing recordings of Dupre, Demessieux, Widor, etc.!     > Jerry in Seattle   PS- My wife and I were at a Sicilian eatery in a little town called Stanardsville (VA) just last week. Our waitress, a Sicilian, was lamenting the fact that she had to leave Seattle because of all the wonderful music that goes on there - including, and especially St. Mark's Cathedral with the wonderful Flentrop. I was amazed. A person in this little dinky town who loved great organ music. Needless to say, she got an invite to our ago chapter memorial concert next Wed (I get to play the finale: Widor 6th Allegro), and she also got a VERY GOOD tip!! :-)   Steve Ohmer in Charlottesville VA > > "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: What I think of "Organists and Chambers" From: Stephen and Katherine Ohmer <montre@sprintmail.com> Date: Sat, 18 Apr 1998 18:12:56 -0400   Jason D. Comet wrote: > > On Mon, 13 Apr 1998 19:25:49 -0500 Kevin Cartwright > >I would like to apologize for starting the little "organists and > >chambers" war. But, give ME the microphone for a minute- > > > >The organist at my church is like that. She has no care in the world > >about what makes the sound, except that it makes the sound properly. > >And you know what??...we were discussing a problem dealing with how to > >put a microphone on/in the piano (please do not send solutions, > >happened > >long ago and has been fixed). We were discussing where to put a small > >mike, and she suggested we just drill a hole and bolt it to the bottom > >of the soundboard. What if it were her piano in her home, and she had > >the tools?? THAT'S WHY WE NEED TO KNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING BEHIND THE > >"WALLS!" How does a tuba work? I KNOW there is more to it than just > >blowing into the mouthpiece. Knowledge of how it works tells me how > >to > >open the valves and clean/oil them, etc... > > > >Another example: you want to know a little about how your car works so > >you might be able to make a quick, simple repair to get you to the > >nearest service station before you get mugged. Right? AND some > >churches can't afford to "call the towtruck" every time something > >small > >happens. I have SAVED the church hundreds of dollars, repaired the > >organ from unplayable condition for the service, and I have received a > >"crash course" on quick fixes and repairs from our technician, and it > >only took about 1 hour. Organists and other instrumentalists need to > >be > >aware of how their instrument works as well as how to play it...do I > >even have to list the reasons? > > > >Isn't it funny, people like me ask this list (pipeorg-l) some basic > >questions, and we get persecuted for being interested in how the > >instrument works. Is it a big secret that only technicians are > >supposed > >to share? Yes, well meaning people can make things worse, AND boats > >sink, planes crash, cars collide, trains derail, &%&$ happens, and the > >world keeps turning, and eventually, WE DIE. Who can help it?? I > >vote > >"yes" for teaching pipe organists how to mailtain their > >instruments...just like in the "more advanced" European countries (at > >least by railroad technology). > > > >I am tired of fighting people on the list (pipeorg-l)...I will no > >longer > >start a war by asking [pipeorg-l] for some simple advice. > ************************************ > > Kevin and I are just alike. (well, I don't play the Tuba) My church > chews me out (LITERALLY) when somebody sees me "Doing something with the > organ" and tells me to stop. Their words are: "I was in here ----- and I > saw him carrying out some pipes and taking them apart and distroying > them." > > Next thing I know, I'm getting chewed out at the Administartion Board. > > The pipes they saw me taking out were the Trumpet rank to get the 'gunk' > out of the reeds. (The little pieces of hair or lint that get stuck in > them) My Organ Tech. said that I could tune the reeds or take the boots > off so I can get them cleaned. I could also replace some duct tape > (don't start) on the wind lines and reconnect the wind line leading up > the the Swell Shades Motor. > > I could list all of the things I have done to 'help' the church on saving > money with the organ. After all, we only have $350 in the budget for > both the pianos (one has the soundboard cracked and the sustain dampers > don't work for %&$%. THe other is in OKay condition) and organ. (They > could put more money in the budget from other things that haven't been > touched in about 14-15 years. (Since the church was built) ) > > 1.) Re-duct-taped the windline to the Swell Motor > 2.) Caulked-up the main windline so it stops whistling > 3.) Cleaned the Reeds and Shallots from air-borne particles > 4.) Tuned the entire insturment after the Ice Storm because it had > gone BADDLY out of tune (you couldn't play C and > G together on 8' pitch without the frequencies making > you quiver) > 5.) Duct tapped up the windlines (temporarily) to stop the air > whistles > 6.) Put the pin back in the lever from the Swell pedal to the pin > cylinder > 7.) Tightened up the pin cylinder's axis (4 screws) > 8.) Straightened up the pins on the Swell Cylinder (the shades > were always half closed) > 9.) Improved the contact points on the Swell Cylinder > 10.) Readjusted the switches on the Bourdon relay (when the tab > was off, the pipes spoke on certain notes) > 11.) Adjusted the wind supply going into the Bourdon pipes so they > were gentle enough to be used during Communion, > but still gave you enough 'rummble' during Hymns. > 12.) Shut off the Breaker before the blower almost went up in > smoke and flames. (the pastoer could smell something > during Communion, asked me about it, and I pinpointed the > problem to the Blower which hasen't been oiled in > about 20 years) (NO LYING!!!!!) > 13.) Cleaned under the pedalboard and discovered a 20 > 14.) Fixed the contacts on the pedalboard so now all the 'things' > work > 15.) Pulled out about 7 cyphers during Hymns with Full Organ > 16.) Fixed the piston System so when you hit the Great Clear, the > Dulciana and the Swell to Great 8' tabs clear (two > crossed wired touching) > 17.) Re attached the Swell shades bar to the top so the bar > doesn't fall off again > 18.) Jacked-up a Shade with a piece of folded paper under the > pivot pin > 19.) Took the keyboards apart to get a paper clip the organist > dropped in between the keyboards out. > 20.) Cleaned and reregulated the Chimes so they now shut-up when > you take your finger off the key so they don't keep > sounding half way through the Sermon. > 21.) Re attached the lock to the roll top because some woman who > thank heaven's moved wanted to play it and ripped > the lock right out of the nock-out > 22.) Fixed the door to the chamber so you don't slam the door into > teh Bourdon CC pipe. > 23.) Fixed the door to the Swell chamber so it stays on and > doesn't fall off after you put it on. > 24.) Did a console cleaning this past week and reregulated all the > contacts and relays. > > I've figured it all out and the repairs I've done totaled about $300.00. > > BEAT THAT ADMIN. BOARD! HA! > > Later and I'll give my fingers a reast. THEY'RE KILLING ME!!!!!! > > Jason Comet > bombarde8@juno.com > |\ > | \ > O > > _____________________________________________________________________ > 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] > > "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     After reading your missive (your admin board would no doubt call it a diatribe!), I have a suggestion for you - it sounds as though you might be close to Kevin's age, if you're my age, forgive the intrusion...   Make a list of all the things you have done with the organ. Schedule a time to meet with your regular organ maintainance man, and have him go over all these things, giving his after-the-fact approval. Ask your maintainance man to make you his "field marshall" for your particular church. That way, when something needs fixed, you can tell him, then he can approve your going ahead and doing the work, then he can send the bill to the church, and you can be repaid for what you are doing.   Churches are finicky institutions for which to work or be a member. It is one of the few institutions/animals that eats its young. Just be careful with your words and any facial expressions when meeting with the admin board. They can be gentle as lambs and vicious as cobras protecting their nest!   Best regards Steve Ohmer  
(back) Subject: Re: What I think of "Organists and Chambers" From: Stephen and Katherine Ohmer <montre@sprintmail.com> Date: Sat, 18 Apr 1998 18:33:35 -0400   Stephen and Katherine Ohmer wrote: > > Jason D. Comet wrote: > > > > On Mon, 13 Apr 1998 19:25:49 -0500 Kevin Cartwright > > >I would like to apologize for starting the little "organists and > > >chambers" war. But, give ME the microphone for a minute- > > >         SORRY, LISTERS, this was supposed to have been a private response. I thought that I had the correct address in my little return mail window, but, thinking of loud organ music and having a migraine, I must have read wrong. I guess that I am no longer like Mary Poppins, "practically perfect." Please forgive this frightful sin on my part.   PS - The WIFE had nothing to do with it!  
(back) Subject: Re: What I think of "Organists and Chambers" From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Sat, 18 Apr 1998 22:45:19 -0400   Hmmmmmm! sombuddy's worked in a UMC!   bruce cornely o o o __________ o o o ago (dean) ohs o o __________ o o cremona84000@webtv.net  
(back) Subject: Ch. of the Heavenly Rest - NYC From: OrganNYC <OrganNYC@aol.com> Date: Sun, 19 Apr 1998 00:20:29 EDT   Church of the Heavenly Rest - NYC Easter II -- April 19, 1998 Holy Eucharist and Choral Evensong   The Rev. James L. Burns, Rector Mollie H. Nichols, Director of Music Steven E. Lawson, Assisting Organist   HOLY EUCHARIST -- 10:30 am   Prelude: Resurrection Suite -- Alec Wyton Prologue -- Carol -- Epilogue Opening Hymn 208: The strife is o'er (Victory) Gloria in excelsis -- Richard Proulx Psalm 111 -- J.W. Meachen Sequence Hymn 206: O sons and daughters (O filii et filiae)   At the Offertory, Anthem: Come, ye faithful -- R.S. Thatcher At the Presentation: All things come of Thee -- Jeffrey Smith (Mass in E) Sanctus -- Richard Proulx Fraction Anthem -- Jeffrey Smith (Mass in E) At the Communion, Anthem: A Repeating Alleluia -- Calvin Hampton Hymn 193: That Easter day with joy was bright (Puer nobis)   Hymn in Procession 199: Come ye faithful (St. Kevin) Postlude: Toccata on 'O Filii et Filiae' -- Lynnwood Farnam   +++++++++   CHORAL EVENSONG -- 5 pm   Prelude: From Seven Chorale Preludes -- C. Hubert H. Parry Melcombe (New mercies, each returning day) Eventide (Abide with me) Preces and Responses: Hymnal 1982 Phos Hilaron, Hymn 25: O gracious light (The 8th Tone) Psalm 111 -- Walford Davies Magnificat (Service in B-flat) -- C. Villiers Stanford Nunc dimittis, S-196 (Mode 7) Anthem: Awake thou wintry earth -- J.S. Bach Offertory Hymn 195: Jesus lives! Thy terrors now (Mowsley) Hymn 210: The day of resurrection (Ellacombe) Psalm in Procession, Psalm 150