PipeChat Digest #343 - Saturday, April 25, 1998
 
Martin Neary sacked
  by "Mark Harris" <M.Harris@Admin.lon.ac.uk>
RE: Martin Neary sacked
  by "Vox Celeste" <voxceleste@mailexcite.com>
Re: Hymn Festival -- Who's Good?
  by "Steskinner" <Steskinner@aol.com>
Hymn Festival - Who's Good
  by <rnickel@itol.com>
Re: So bold as to ask a Hammond Question - III
  by "FireAlarmz" <FireAlarmz@aol.com>
Internet Relay Chat tonight at 9.00 pm EDT
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@post.queensu.ca>
Concert: Gordon Turk May 3, 4pm in Newark, NJ (Schantz IV/154)
  by "Adam and Christine Levin" <levins@westnet.com>
hymn festivals
  by "Jeff Luttrell" <jpluttrell@mindspring.com>
NEW CONSOLE SHELL FOR SALE...
  by "Terry Charles" <tcorgan@ibm.net>
Re: LA Egyptian Theatre
  by "B. Morgan Martin" <morganm@pacbell.net>
FRITOE: Ollyn Callahan organ concert in Countryside, IL
  by "TonyIn219" <TonyIn219@aol.com>
Re: LA Egyptian Theatre
  by "Bob Loesch" <rrloesch@jps.net>
Re: Retraction
  by "Shirley" <pnst@itw.com>
Re: So bold as to ask a Hammond Question :-p
  by "Claire" <fleahopper@earthlink.net>
Re: FRITOE posting
  by "FireAlarmz" <FireAlarmz@aol.com>
Re: So bold as to ask a Hammond Question :-p
  by "Shakehip" <Shakehip@aol.com>
Re: FRITOE: Ollyn Callahan organ concert in Countryside, IL
  by <mewzishn@spec.net>
Re: FRITOE: Ollyn Callahan organ concert in Countryside, IL
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: FRITOE: Ollyn Callahan organ concert in Countryside, IL
  by "Bob Loesch" <rrloesch@jps.net>
Re: So bold as to ask a Hammond Question :-p
  by "LAMAR BOULET" <lmar@hotmail.com>
Re: FRITOE: Ollyn Callahan organ concert in Countryside, IL
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com>
Re: FRITOE: Ollyn Callahan organ concert in Countryside, IL
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
 


(back) Subject: Martin Neary sacked From: "Mark Harris" <M.Harris@Admin.lon.ac.uk> Date: Fri, 24 Apr 1998 10:02:56 GMT   (Apologies for cross-posting)   London, Friday 24 April 1998   Last night's local (London region) television news carried a report that Martin Neary had been sacked on Wednesday as organist at Westminster Abbey after an investigation into allegations that he had set up a company to manage the choir's contracts without telling the Abbey authorities. The Dean, speaking on BBC Radio 4 earlier in the day,, defended the decision and denied having instigated the sacking.   A report in yesterday's *Evening Standard* states that Neary refutes the allegations and is to appeal to the Queen.   There may be more on this in today's *Church Times* (on-line at http://www.churchtimes.co.uk), but this week's web edition has not been posted at the time of writing.   Mark Harris University of London.  
(back) Subject: RE: Martin Neary sacked From: "Vox Celeste" <voxceleste@mailexcite.com> Date: Fri, 24 Apr 1998 03:03:42 -0700   On Fri, 24 Apr 1998, "Mark Harris" <M.Harris@Admin.lon.ac.uk> wrote:   >Last night's local (London region) television news carried a >report that Martin Neary had been sacked on Wednesday as organist >at Westminster Abbey after an investigation into allegations that he [...]   >A report in yesterday's *Evening Standard* states that Neary refutes >the allegations and is to appeal to the Queen.     Well, mayhaps he *doesn't* appeal to the Queen...   But to prove that VC has her serious side:   The Abbey is a Royal Peculiar under the jurisdiction of the Queen, though it is unthinkable that she would involve herself personally in what looks as if it will continue to be a rather sticky business.   In today's Guardian we learn that the appeal will be heard by the Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine of Lairg. Dr Neary will be represented by Cherie Booth QC (who is the wife of Tony Blair, the Prime Minister, whom she met when they were both working in the barristers' chambers headed by the now Lord Irvine).   Unfortunately, VC does not like nasty gossip - even when it does come from the Guardian - and will comment no further in public on the subject.   Vox Celeste         Free web-based email, Forever, From anywhere! http://www.mailexcite.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Hymn Festival -- Who's Good? From: Steskinner <Steskinner@aol.com> Date: Fri, 24 Apr 1998 06:12:54 EDT   In a message dated 98-04-23 08:49:11 EDT, Darryl by the Sea writes:   << Who are your favorite hymn festival organists? I've been to events with Paul Manz and a few others, but I wonder who are your favorites or who has given you a thrill in a hymn festival setting. >>   We're having a Festival this week with Michael Burkhardt. He is a magnificent organist, and a wonderful children's choir clinician as well.   Steven Skinner First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant Erie, PA  
(back) Subject: Hymn Festival - Who's Good From: rnickel@itol.com Date: Fri, 24 Apr 1998 06:22:51 -0500 (CDT)   Joel Martinson did a hymn festival at last summer's regional AGO convention in Appleton, Wisconsin. He did a wonderful job ... including hymns from across the ages; scoring for brass, choir, organ, and congregation; and even writing a commissioned hymn.   Joel lives in Dallas.   Bob Nickel      
(back) Subject: Re: So bold as to ask a Hammond Question - III From: FireAlarmz <FireAlarmz@aol.com> Date: Fri, 24 Apr 1998 07:45:40 EDT   << That way they don't have to put all those millions of sounds >>   OH NO!!! Not that line about 253,000,000 tones!?! I Thought that 'permutations and combinations' stuff died.   I think you need a *trained* ear to hear, say, 30 audibly different combinations on the old tone-wheel burp boxes.   Bill "no H fan- grew up on a Lowrey" Miller  
(back) Subject: Internet Relay Chat tonight at 9.00 pm EDT From: Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca> Date: Fri, 24 Apr 1998 08:00:22 -0400   Just to remind all our Pipechat-l members that we are on live this evening.   Come and join in the "chat" with the regulars and put in your "tuppence-worth".   Have a look in our Web page, http://www.pipechat.org if you are not too sure of what you do to join us. It is all explained how it works.   See you there, - any time after 9.00 EDT.         Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca> http://www.greenford.demon.co.uk/bob/   Classics Director CFRC-FM 101.9 MHz Radio Queen's University Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6 CANADA        
(back) Subject: Concert: Gordon Turk May 3, 4pm in Newark, NJ (Schantz IV/154) From: Adam and Christine Levin <levins@westnet.com> Date: Fri, 24 Apr 1998 08:29:25 -0400 (EDT)     Posted by: Adam Levin(alevin@westnet.com) Date: May 03, 1998 Time: 04:00PM Country: US State: NJ Region: City: Newark Zipcode: 07104 Performer: Gordon Turk Venue: Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart Cost: $10.00 suggested donation Comments: A Tour de Force -- Internationally known concert organist Gordon Turk is critically acclaimed as a compelling, memorably performer with the ability to communicate with audiences. His summer concerts at Ocean Grove Auditorium draw thousands each year. He will present an exciting program including works of Wagner, Bach, Janacek, and others. Known as a fine improvisor, his program will conclude with an improvisation on a submitted theme. For more information or directions, call (973)484-4600   I intend to be there, probably with my PIPORG-L shirt on. If anyone else will be attending, please let me know. This is the final concert of the series this year, and it promises to be very, very good.   -Adam      
(back) Subject: hymn festivals From: Jeff Luttrell <jpluttrell@mindspring.com> Date: Fri, 24 Apr 1998 08:49:21 -0400 (EDT)   Darryl Miller asks for suggestions on hymn festival organists. All things considered, Al Travis is my favorite because the spiritual depth he brings to the art of hymn playing stays with me a long, l o n g time.   Sueda Luttrell FBC, Marietta, GA    
(back) Subject: NEW CONSOLE SHELL FOR SALE... From: "Terry Charles" <tcorgan@ibm.net> Date: Fri, 24 Apr 1998 10:07:44 -0400   We have made the decision to sell a NEW, NEVER USED - solid wood, walnut veneer three manual console with roll-top, pedal board, lighted music desk, bench, three manuals without contacts but with pistons.   Located in Florida - best offers considered.   Contact: Terry Charles Curator Of The organ The Kirk of Dunedin      
(back) Subject: Re: LA Egyptian Theatre From: "B. Morgan Martin" <morganm@pacbell.net> Date: Fri, 24 Apr 1998 10:28:40 -0800   I am surprised that they would say the Egyptian was being rebuilt. . . I thought it was torn down. Anyway, the theater just up the street from it, The El Capitan, is being rebuilt. This theater is just across the street from Gruman's (aka Mann's) Chinese and is owned by Disney. The organ from the Fox in San Francisco (more recently in the Lantermann home in La Canada) has been rebuilt and is to be installed in the El Capitan. It should be playing sometime next year.   Morgan  
(back) Subject: FRITOE: Ollyn Callahan organ concert in Countryside, IL From: TonyIn219 <TonyIn219@aol.com> Date: Fri, 24 Apr 1998 13:30:51 EDT   Just wanted everyone to know they missed a terrific concert in Countryside at the William Tell Holiday Inn.   Ollyn Callahan recently sold her piano/organ store in south Florida (retiring young) and now tours for Technics organs. Using the FA100 theatre console, she ripped out some awesome Hammond tunes, even glissing with her elbows and playing two manuals simultaneously with both hands (long fingers I guess).   She also played a country medley and did a great Overture from the Barber of Seville. She finished up with a medley of Gershwin songs and got two standing ovations.   I know the Technics isn't a pipe organ, but it's a nice two-manual 25-pedal instrument with 10 organ types and a little a TV monitor and about 2,000 sounds in the toy counter. For $16,000 or 17,000 dollars, it puts Rodgers and Allen to shame.   I love organ music, and catch it wherever I can, whether piped, digital, or transistorized. I even got Ms. Callahan to give me some styling tips on the open console afterwards.   Besides, it was a FREE concert that was attended by people who like to have FUN! There wasn't a CATOE or CTOS banner in sight!   Dennis Awe is coming in May, for anyone who wants to see him. It's free, too.   John Carrington Chesterton, Indiana Lowrey Savant Founder: Funloving Regional Illinois Theatre Organ Enthusiasts (FRITOE) "Our common mission is to preserve the organ, not the organization."  
(back) Subject: Re: LA Egyptian Theatre From: Bob Loesch <rrloesch@jps.net> Date: Fri, 24 Apr 1998 12:37:22 -0700   At 10:28 4/24/98 -0800, you wrote: >I am surprised that they would say the Egyptian was being rebuilt. . . I >thought it was torn down.   The article stated "...when renovation is complete this fall [1998] on the 1922 movie palace that was severely damaged during the Northridge earthquake." It is apparently being restored by a group known as 'American Cinematheque'. Does anyone know who that is?   >Anyway, the theater just up the street from it, The >El Capitan, is being rebuilt. This theater is...owned by Disney. The organ >from the Fox in San Francisco...has been rebuilt and is to be installed in the >El Capitan. It should be playing sometime next year.   That's the best news I've heard in YEARS. I spent many happy hours in the Fox listening to many of the 'name' organists (and a few who shall remain 'unnamed'), and I was always thrilled with the sound.   Thanks Morgan. Maybe someone else can elaborate.     Regards,   Bob        
(back) Subject: Re: Retraction From: Shirley <pnst@itw.com> Date: Fri, 24 Apr 1998 16:57:20   Some things never change. Seems these same arguments, very strong feelings, and power struggles were pervasive in the '60s and '70s, not necessarily in Chicago, but I ran into the same frame of mind in other places in the theatre organ world. <<sigh>>   And on it goes.   --Shirley  
(back) Subject: Re: So bold as to ask a Hammond Question :-p From: Claire <fleahopper@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 24 Apr 1998 18:54:05 -0400   At 04:22 AM 4/24/98 +0000, you wrote: >Vox Celeste wrote: > >> 00 7734 00 > >Well!!! > >53 8756 52 to you too! > > >Ken Sybesma   And a Happy 880000088 to you (8va) Claire    
(back) Subject: Re: FRITOE posting From: FireAlarmz <FireAlarmz@aol.com> Date: Fri, 24 Apr 1998 19:09:09 EDT   << "Our common mission is to preserve the organ, not the organization." >>   I love that sentiment!!   Bill Miller  
(back) Subject: Re: So bold as to ask a Hammond Question :-p From: Shakehip <Shakehip@aol.com> Date: Fri, 24 Apr 1998 19:10:16 EDT       << 53 8756 52 to you too! >>   EDO cheesily responds...   37 3060 808 (add the block chord of your choice)  
(back) Subject: Re: FRITOE: Ollyn Callahan organ concert in Countryside, IL From: mewzishn@spec.net Date: Fri, 24 Apr 1998 19:47:22 +0000   > the Technics isn't a pipe organ, but it's a nice two-manual 25-pedal > ....For $16,000 or 17,000 dollars, it puts Rodgers and Allen to shame.   I'd be ashamed to ask $16k or $17k for any "organ" with only 25 pedals.   Ken Sybesma        
(back) Subject: Re: FRITOE: Ollyn Callahan organ concert in Countryside, IL From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Fri, 24 Apr 1998 21:00:39 -0400   .....only 25 pedals Unless its a Hook & Hastings!!! I;ve played some really nice ones with 13 pedals,   bruce cornely o o o __________ o o o ago (dean) ohs o o __________ o o cremona84000@webtv.net  
(back) Subject: Re: FRITOE: Ollyn Callahan organ concert in Countryside, IL From: Bob Loesch <rrloesch@jps.net> Date: Fri, 24 Apr 1998 18:24:34 -0700   At 21:00 4/24/98 -0400, you wrote: >....only 25 pedals >Unless its a Hook & Hastings!!! I;ve played some really nice ones with >13 pedals, >   Ditto the 1852 (?) Simmonds in Howard Presby. San Francisco...     Regards,   Bob        
(back) Subject: Re: So bold as to ask a Hammond Question :-p From: "LAMAR BOULET" <lmar@hotmail.com> Date: Fri, 24 Apr 1998 18:56:13 PDT       ----Original Message Follows---- Date: Fri, 24 Apr 1998 18:54:05 -0400 To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> From: Claire <fleahopper@earthlink.net> Subject: Re: So bold as to ask a Hammond Question :-p Reply-To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org>   At 04:22 AM 4/24/98 +0000, you wrote: >Vox Celeste wrote: > >> 00 7734 00 > >Well!!! > >53 8756 52 to you too! > > >Ken Sybesma   And a Happy 880000088 to you (8va) Claire     "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     At one time I was a Hammond Dealer. Made some good music and good money. I have a hard back book on draw-bar settings.   I now service B-3 etc and mostof the old drawbar 'organs'. Also service pipe organs. The best of two worlds.     ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com  
(back) Subject: Re: FRITOE: Ollyn Callahan organ concert in Countryside, IL From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Fri, 24 Apr 1998 22:22:25 -0500 (CDT)   At 09:00 PM 4/24/98 -0400, Bruce Cornely wrote: >....only 25 pedals >Unless its a Hook & Hastings!!! I;ve played some really nice ones with >13 pedals,   And there's lots of nice stuff -- e.g. Bach's Pastorale in F -- that can be played on a 13-note pedalboard.   But, then, another thought. The Organ Clearing House at present has more than four hundred PIPE organs available for relocation. And while these on average cost 5 or 6 thousand dollars, some of them have 30- or 32- note pedalboards, and are actually FREE.   John.    
(back) Subject: Re: FRITOE: Ollyn Callahan organ concert in Countryside, IL From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Sat, 25 Apr 1998 00:56:34 -0400   The best thing about OHS conventions is seeing the small Erbens, Appletons, Hooks, Simmonds, Johnson, and everybody elses. The Hook and Hastings at St. Paul's Vergennes VT is only six or eight stops on one manual with 13 pedals (a marvelous 16 Bourdon), in an absolutely gorgeous room. I'd play that baby happily for the rest of my life, taking off the occasional SNOW DAY of course.   bruce o h s __________ a g o cornely o o __________ o o ..............cremona84000@webtv.net............