PipeChat Digest #349 - Wednesday, April 29, 1998
 
RE: LEW WILLIAMS
  by "Robert Rusczyk" <rusczyk@ix.netcom.com>
RE: LEW WILLIAMS
  by <danbel@earthlink.net>
Re: R. Duerr, Organ Recital, Cadet Chapel, West Point, NY - 10  May
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com>
Re: RE: LEW WILLIAMS
  by "E. Paige" <e.paige@mailexcite.com>
Re: Content!
  by "Kurt Kehler" <kmkehler@compuserve.com>
Re: Lew Williams (long)
  by "stephen ohmer" <sohmer@juno.com>
Re: R. Duerr, Organ Recital, Cadet Chapel, West Point, NY - 10  May
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: Content!
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
More Lew Williams memories
  by "Jonathan M Orwig" <giwro@juno.com>
 


(back) Subject: RE: LEW WILLIAMS From: rusczyk@ix.netcom.com (Robert Rusczyk) Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 21:43:17 -0500 (CDT)   Well, boys and girls, seems that Mr. Bellomy has some problem with Uncle Milt's Pipe Organ Pizza. Fact is that IS the venue that Lew will play and a fine one at that. Every person is allowed his/her opinion, but fact is the 3/18 Wurlitzer at Milt's is a fine instrument that is reasonably well maintained, sounds good and comfortable to play.   I suggest anyone within range join us for a 9:30 A.M. start on Saturday, May 9th for a morning with a GREAT artist and instrument................     Bob in Vancouver.....who frequently plays at Milt's   BTW......Milt's IS a thriving business, unlike many others, long (and not so long) gone.......     You wrote: > >At 08:37 AM 4/28/98 -0700, you wrote: >>Never heard him before, but he'll be in Vancouver, Washington on 9 May >>giving concert. I'm planning on going. Looking forward to it. > >Hopefully the program to which you are referring will be held somewhere >OTHER than the local pizza joint in Vancouver---that being said, I would >urge you and everyone else to hear Lew Williams on any occasion presented. > >Dan Bellomy > > >"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: LEW WILLIAMS From: danbel@earthlink.net Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 23:22:48 -0400     >Well, boys and girls, seems that Mr. Bellomy has some problem >with Uncle Milt's Pipe Organ Pizza.   I have no problem at all with Uncle Milt's Pipe Organ Pizza. I have a problem with it's owner--his attitude, and his ethics.   > Every >person is allowed his/her opinion, but fact is the 3/18 >Wurlitzer at Milt's is a fine instrument that is reasonably >well maintained, sounds good and comfortable to play.   I know that it USED to be that way. I played there more than a night or two in my time during a rain soaked 8 year period I was living in the Northwest. What I said was that it USED to be that way. Could still be an ok instrument for all I know. Was fine when I recorded it. The grapevine says otherwise as far as present condition is concerned.   > >BTW......Milt's IS a thriving business, unlike many >others, long (and not so long) gone....... >   That could be so also. That does not mean that all people have a fondness for the dump.   djb    
(back) Subject: Re: R. Duerr, Organ Recital, Cadet Chapel, West Point, NY - 10 May From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 22:17:11 -0500 (CDT)   At 10:12 PM 4/28/98 -0400, you wrote: > >Apparition of the Church Eternal   It puzzles me why people find it necessary to translate the original titles of French works into English. If, however, one is going to do this, it is important to know that an "apparition" in English is a ghost, and that the English for the French *apparition* is "vision." The translation would thus be "Vision of the eternal church." Not meaning to be picky, but I am reminded of the Frenchman who was writing to an English friend he had known while a member of the French underground in World War II, and who concluded his letter, "May the Lord pickle you." Please, please, can't we save ourselves all this anguish and keep the titles in their original language?   John.    
(back) Subject: Re: RE: LEW WILLIAMS From: "E. Paige" <e.paige@mailexcite.com> Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 20:27:58 -0700   >Well, boys and girls, seems that Mr. Bellomy has some problem >with Uncle Milt's Pipe Organ Pizza. Fact is that IS the >venue that Lew will play and a fine one at that.   Highly questionable statement.   Having visited this venue many years ago (when Mr. bellomy was playing I might add) the instrument was indeed lovely. The room itself, however, was a dark, dismal, and depressing place. It was filthy and not at all pleasant. This did not diminish our enjoyment of some fine music and sound, in spite of the drunks and screaming kids tormenting the place during our visit.   EP       Free web-based email, Forever, From anywhere! http://www.mailexcite.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Content! From: "Kurt Kehler" <kmkehler@compuserve.com> Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 23:37:29 -0400   If our list owner doesn't want CCM discussed here, I will respect his decision. My problem is in finding a suitable forum to discuss CCM. I have visited the Church Music Forum on Compuserve and was discouraged by the hostile attitude toward traditional church music. My impression was that if CCM proponents cannot immediatly eliminate all music that is more than twenty years old, they will use an incremental approach until their objective is realized. Some CCMists regard an ability to read music as proof that one is unsuited to "ministry". (I have never understood those who divide musicians into those who read music and those who play by ear - why not do both?) As an organist who must frequently play Contemporary Catholic Music on organ, I value the wisdom and expertise of Pipechatters regarding CCM, more than I value the ideas of those intent on destroying the tradition I seek to preserve. This tradition includes new music, be it CCM, Naji Hakim or William Bolcom. CCMer's have redefined the word "contemporary" to exclude all new music but their own.   So, if not Pipechat, where else could I find a reasoned debate on CCM, especially where it concerns the organ?   Also, thanks to Dr. Pocock for making this wonderful forum available. I apologize if this post is off topic.   Best, Kurt Kehler (Please send me any asbestos scraps you may have hanging around your house. Not sure if I'll need them, but just in case, I plan on handknitting my very own flame-proof clothing. Will pay asking price.)          
(back) Subject: Re: Lew Williams (long) From: sohmer@juno.com (stephen ohmer) Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 23:45:45 -0400     On Tue, 28 Apr 1998 17:26:11 -0700 giwro@juno.com (Jonathan M Orwig) writes: >On Tue, 28 Apr 1998 18:10:58 -0400 patmai@juno.com (Patricia R. >Maimone) writes: >>Dear Ian, especially private responder, and PIPECHATTERS, > ><<snippage>> > >> > As an interesting aside, Lew told me that after his lesson one day >Mme. Durufle pulled him aside as he was leaving and asked to see his >score (she had been in another part of the house). She took his >score, opened it to a particular page, and pointing to a note said >"you missed the A# here..." or something to that effect. Sheesh! >What an ear! >   Lew and I shared a long laugh about Mme. Durufle's "ear", seems she didn't miss anything!   During one of my visits to Phoenix, I sent a request up front for the Messiaen Apparition de de Eglise..... and of course, ol' evil grin Williams used it - lights brought down low, and the driving theme became the launching point for a series of scary movie themes.   Lew also did/does an outstanding job of transcribing some of the glorious Star Wars type themes..... and the kid in us all went wild.   Yes, folks, there's no one like Lew Williams - by all means go and >hear him! > >Steve Ohmer Charlottesville, VA   _____________________________________________________________________ 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: R. Duerr, Organ Recital, Cadet Chapel, West Point, NY - 10 May From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 00:12:37 -0400   Speaking on behalf of some of use who are monolingual for all practical purposes; it is helpful if people translate titles from foreign tongues into english. It helps us appreciate the music more. It is more efficient for one person to do a correct translation so that we have the information while we are listening, rather than having to go home or to the library to find this after the fact.   bruce o h s __________ a g o cornely o o __________ o o ........... cremona84000@webtv.net ...........    
(back) Subject: Re: Content! From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 00:20:20 -0400   Kurt, You might try Anglican-Music for the CCM discussion. There is sufficient hostility on both sides for an energetic discussion. Or try one of the catholic music lists where traditional music is that which is less than twenty-five years old and Sundays are divided into 8:30, 11 and 6 o'clock gigs and most everyone has a microphone and/or a keyboard (and is MIDI equipped).   bruce o h s __________ a g o cornely o o __________ o o ........... cremona84000@webtv.net ...........    
(back) Subject: More Lew Williams memories From: giwro@juno.com (Jonathan M Orwig) Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 23:27:41 -0700   I remember several of his arrangements:   "It's a Small World" (in various styles - polka, march, etc!) "Amazing Grace" (with a bagpipe verse - eerie how realistic it sounds) Armed Forces medley, ending with a moving arrangement of "Eternal Father Strong to Save" - always left a few of us swallowing the lump in the throat or wiping our eyes.... A very realistic rendition of "Rhapsody in Blue", where he manages to somehow play the solo part and most of the orchestration...!   **************** 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]