PipeChat Digest #351 - Thursday, April 30, 1998
 
Re: Finally In!!! Rialto Pipe Extravaganza CD
  by "KARL W KELLER" <kwkeller@juno.com>
Re: May the Lord pickle you....
  by "Don G. Pribble" <donprib@juno.com>
Re: List Content
  by "Shirley" <pnst@itw.com>
Re: May the Lord pickle you....
  by "Shirley" <pnst@itw.com>
Re: May the Lord pickle you....
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@post.queensu.ca>
Re: More Lew Williams memories
  by "Ian B. McLean" <solotibia@enternet.com.au>
Re: More Lew Williams memories
  by "Stanley Lowkis" <nstarfil@mediaone.net>
Re: Pipe up and be Heard - huh !
  by "Douglas A. Campbell" <dougcampbell@juno.com>
Music for two organs, four hands, four feet?
  by "Shirley" <pnst@itw.com>
Re: Shabbat
  by "Kevin Cartwright" <kevin1@alaweb.com>
Re: Shabbat
  by "Kevin Cartwright" <kevin1@alaweb.com>
Re: Shabbat
  by "Kevin Cartwright" <kevin1@alaweb.com>
Re: Music for two organs, four hands, four feet?
  by "John (Jack) Cormack" <jackjack@erols.com>
Fools Rush In X-post (not a flame)
  by "Kevin Cartwright" <kevin1@alaweb.com>
Re: Music for two organs, four hands,
  by "Thomas Haubrich" <haubt000@goofy.zdv.Uni-Mainz.de>
Public Post
  by "Douglas A. Campbell" <dougcampbell@juno.com>
Organ Scores
  by "Shakehip" <Shakehip@aol.com>
Re: May the Lord pickle you....
  by "stephen ohmer" <sohmer@juno.com>
Double the pleasure
  by "Ruth" <theraven@istar.ca>
Re: May the Lord pickle you....
  by "stephen ohmer" <sohmer@juno.com>
Re: More Lew Williams memories
  by "stephen ohmer" <sohmer@juno.com>
Re:  Rialto Pipe Extravaganza CD Ordering  & 1998 "Extravaganza" Info!!
  by "LeeMalo" <LeeMalo@aol.com>
Re: May the Lord pickle you/translations
  by "Paul F. Stapel" <pstapel@spectra.net>
Re: May the Lord pickle you/translations
  by "Paul F. Stapel" <pstapel@spectra.net>
Re: Organ Scores
  by "Kurt Kehler" <kmkehler@compuserve.com>
Re: May the Lord pickle you....
  by "Cornelius Heckel" <heckelphone@mailcity.com>
Lew Williams critics.
  by "Professor Alan Mortimer" <mortimer@apollo.ruralnet.net.au>
 


(back) Subject: Re: Finally In!!! Rialto Pipe Extravaganza CD From: kwkeller@juno.com (KARL W KELLER) Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 18:13:15 -0400   Stan Lowkis asked how he could get the new CD "Pipe Organ Extravaganza II" recorded at the Rialto Theatre in Joliet, IL. This can be purchased from the following:   Rialto Square Theatre Gift Shop 15 East Van Buren St. Joliet, IL 60432-4292 Phone (815)726-7171 FAX (815)726-0352 Price is $18 plus postage ( $2 ?? )   I just got my copy on Sunday and have listened to it three times already. It is GREAT and I recommend it to all lovers of the TO. I am already making plans to attend the next "Extravaganza" on November 14, 1998.   Karl   Musica est Dei donum optimi   _____________________________________________________________________ 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: May the Lord pickle you.... From: donprib@juno.com (Don G. Pribble) Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 18:12:30 -0500   Since I don't know German, I too would appreciate having titles spelled out in English.   Don in Minneapolis   Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home Phyllis Diller   _____________________________________________________________________ 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: List Content From: Shirley <pnst@itw.com> Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 18:13:59   Vernon wrote:   >OTOH, I seem to recall several messages from you (and Shirley, too) about >how the list cannot survive without discussions, so why would you want to >limit the list in this way?     Just to keep the record straight, I founded this list with Pete over a year ago. However, I resigned as co-owner sometime around the first of August. I am now simply a subscriber, just like the rest of you.   --Shirley  
(back) Subject: Re: May the Lord pickle you.... From: Shirley <pnst@itw.com> Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 18:42:04   At 18:12 04/29/98 -0500, you wrote: >Since I don't know German, I too would appreciate having titles spelled >out in English. > >Don in Minneapolis   Any chance of listing both? I would like to know the "real" title, but would also appreciate a translation.   Case in point: Many years ago, I came upon the lovely Sinfonia to Cantata No. 156 (Bach, and I *think* that's the number... music is at church) with a German subtitle. I was about to play it for a wedding, when I asked the pastor I was working with at the time - a man who grew up in Germany - what the translation was. Heh. Good thing I asked first. It was "Lo, I stand with one foot in the grave."   So it *is* wise sometimes to know what the heck we're playing!   --Shirley  
(back) Subject: Re: May the Lord pickle you.... From: Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca> Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 20:23:06 -0400   Shirley said: > >Any chance of listing both? I would like to know the "real" title, but >would also appreciate a translation. > >Case in point: Many years ago, I came upon the lovely Sinfonia to Cantata >No. 156 (Bach, and I *think* that's the number... music is at church) with >a German subtitle. I was about to play it for a wedding, when I asked the >pastor I was working with at the time - a man who grew up in Germany - what >the translation was. Heh. Good thing I asked first. It was "Lo, I stand >with one foot in the grave." > >So it *is* wise sometimes to know what the heck we're playing!   To which Bob Conway can relate!   My German pronunciation is atrocious, so whenever I announce a German piece during one of my radio programmes, I firstly need to know what the title is in English, - in order that my listeners can get some idea of what it is that they are about to hear!   I used to have an elderly German speaking lady who would 'phone me at the radio station and ask if there were any German pieces that I was playing during my programme and then pronounce them for me and I would write her pronunciation down phonetically.   Unfortunately, she has passed away, and it is my bet that she is teaching the angels now!   I am all for having the title in both languages! 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: Re: More Lew Williams memories From: "Ian B. McLean" <solotibia@enternet.com.au> Date: Thu, 30 Apr 1998 10:26:32 +1000   stephen ohmer wrote:   > > All this talk about his using the same old music.... it works for him.   Well, on this point I disagree. Sure, it does for an audience that isn't a discerning one. But when someone has such monumental skills as Lew Williams does, that, IMHO, shouldn't be the goal.   > It would be > nice to hear him play something new. When I asked him about that at > Phoenix back in the late 80's, he said that most of what kids were asking > for was mostly rhythmic and not melodic, so it didn't transfer well to > the organ. I see his point.   Which, of course is entirely relevant to the restaurant scene, but hardly to the concert scene. In terms of what I experienced, the issues did not have to do with the programme material was rhythmic or not. It was the contrasting competencies - the virtuosic with the indifferent.   Ian McLean  
(back) Subject: Re: More Lew Williams memories From: Stanley Lowkis <nstarfil@mediaone.net> Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 20:42:16 -0400   There once was a man named Lew Williams Who played to the delight of the mill'ons He's feeling defamed by some listmembers-lame But soon there may be some kill'uns!  
(back) Subject: Re: Pipe up and be Heard - huh ! From: dougcampbell@juno.com (Douglas A. Campbell) Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 21:06:19 EDT     On Thu, 9 Apr 1998 14:06:27 -0000 "Emutek Systems, Inc." <sales@emutek.com> writes: >Dear chosen few of the Pipe Chat Community. > >I received email from various people who seem to take offense that I >offer >assistance to someone >looking for grants. I have also been informed by your fearless >pipechat administrator that I >should not/can not advertise on this net since I am using up valuable >bandwidth for profit. Well I >have a few comments before I disconnect from this net and reminisce >about all the useful email I >have been reading these past few months while I count up all my money >gained by my extensive advertising campaign on this net ! Dear Ulric,   I guess my response to your "extensive ad campaign is quite simple.   Would you be so kind as to send me information about your sytems ?   Douglas A. Campbell 23 Onondaga St. Skaneateles, NY 13152-1313   email: Dougcampbell@juno.com emial w/ attachments: DCampb1196@aol.com Voice: (315) 685-6895   _____________________________________________________________________ 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: Music for two organs, four hands, four feet? From: Shirley <pnst@itw.com> Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 21:01:25   I've got a weird request. Since the church organ I play is capable of record and playback, I was thinking I could play a duet with myself for a prelude or postlude some Sunday. Would be an interesting experiment to see if I could actually pull it off.   Is there anything out there of moderate difficulty for two organs, four hands, four feet? Maybe an organ concerto where I could record in the "orchestra" part, reduced for keyboards, and play the actual organ part live?   Any ideas on repertoire?   TIA. --Shirley        
(back) Subject: Re: Shabbat From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 20:38:18 -0500   > Actually, I'd rather play good music on an 8 stop Hook and Hastings, > than Happy Crappy on a five-manual 187.3 stop, EP, with 4,538,986 levels > of memory, and 52 sampled animal noises! But that's just me! ;-)   You could play some jungle relaxation music on one of those...or add an interesting touch to "All Creatures of Our God and King" (tee-hee-hee-hee-hee>>>) Seriously, I'd rather have the good 8 stop as well.   Kevin C. kevin1@alaweb.com      
(back) Subject: Re: Shabbat From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 20:46:22 -0500   > My mother pointed this out to me and suggested 'The Foot Bone's Connected to > the Leg Bone' might be a good solo? > > Only medium-serious though. I'd get shot. Fun to think about it, though, > innit?   That's like my father SERIOUSLY suggesting I play "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" as a prelude. Yes, I would get killed, and, no I don't want to even think about it. What's EVEN worse, is he wanted me to play it on Confirmation Sunday. :~|   K.      
(back) Subject: Re: Shabbat From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 20:51:38 -0500   bruce cornely wrote: > > "scuse um wah" yursef, see voo plate! But I'm in the saaaaaouth rat > now and have been adversely effected/affected by the hot heat and speech > patruns herein. AND my Franch buuuk is hold'n up my frunt sofa coner. > This is sooooo 'barrasin; I us'ta be able ta chitter-chat wit my > amees.... nooooooooooooooprob! But I guess lack of intalechall > stimulashun is takin' its toll. 'sides, my shrank tol me it wen't > healthful to be bilingual, that I needed to choose a side and stick with > it---so I chose ENGlish! ,-) > > PS yeeeeeeeeeeeehaw!     Come on Bruce, the South isn't THAT bad. A few people are, but the majority, especially the organists, don't really speak with that type of severe dialect. Well, that's Alabama; Florida is another world entirely...   K.    
(back) Subject: Re: Music for two organs, four hands, four feet? From: "John (Jack) Cormack" <jackjack@erols.com> Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 22:30:20 -0400   At 09:01 PM 4/29/98, you wrote: >I've got a weird request. Since the church organ I play is capable of >record and playback, I was thinking I could play a duet with myself for a >prelude or postlude some Sunday. Would be an interesting experiment to see >if I could actually pull it off. > >Is there anything out there of moderate difficulty for two organs, four >hands, four feet? Maybe an organ concerto where I could record in the >"orchestra" part, reduced for keyboards, and play the actual organ part >live? > >Any ideas on repertoire? > >TIA. > --Shirley >
(back) Subject: Fools Rush In X-post (not a flame) From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 20:29:38 -0500   Here I am again...asking the lists for help. Can anyone locate the organ score of "Fools Rush In" by J. Mercer (sp?)? I have had trouble finding it in the music store.   Thanks in advance!!   Kevin Cartwright kevin1@alaweb.com      
(back) Subject: Re: Music for two organs, four hands, From: "Thomas Haubrich" <haubt000@goofy.zdv.Uni-Mainz.de> Date: Thu, 30 Apr 1998 04:56:04 +0200   Hi Shirley and list!   Some nice works for two organs (or two harpsichords or organ and harpsichord) from the Italian Renaissance and Baroque periods:   Ludovico Grossi da Viadana: Sinfonie musicali a 8 Aurelio Bonelli: Toccata Athalanta and Toccata Cleopatra   Giovanni Luccinetti: Suonata a due organi in D-Maj and Concerto a due in Bflat-Maj     all published on Doblinger, Vienna (AU)     Cheers   Thomas Haubrich      
(back) Subject: Public Post From: dougcampbell@juno.com (Douglas A. Campbell) Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 23:12:50 EDT   Dear List:   My appoligies. The post to Ulric was meant to be private. I have, once again, been "had" by the PipeChat auto reply feature.     Douglas A. Campbell Skaneateles, NY   _____________________________________________________________________ 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: Organ Scores From: Shakehip <Shakehip@aol.com> Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 23:25:27 EDT   Really curious question... based on two posts tonight.   Do classical organists ever use "fakes", write out organ parts from orchestrations, or transcribe by ear? Or is it "verbotten" -- I always used to freak out my classical organ teacher by running out and "buying the album", then pretending I could read it -- but I'd almost always get caught and hit with the ruler.)   Every time I'm in a room with a church or classical organist they're always looking for "something" especially for organ, and it facinates me that unlike piano players who can't use the lower half of their body and can only play one instrument at a time, organists who can be a one man band don't simply take advantage of orchestral scores -- and I've seen very few brass, woodwind or piano solos that can't be adapted for the "organ" part.   Is it a matter of "custom" or that pipe/classical/traditional church organists receive more training in technique than theory ? Is it rare for organists (unlike studio Jazz arrangers) to modify material for organ performance ? (Of every bench I've ever scoured and church organists library, I've found very few orchestral scores hiding around or handwritten notes.)   (Regarding the Mercer selection, I have the fake hidden somewhere...)   Yours,   Ed  
(back) Subject: Re: May the Lord pickle you.... From: sohmer@juno.com (stephen ohmer) Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 23:21:53 -0400     On Wed, 29 Apr 1998 18:42:04 Shirley <pnst@itw.com> writes: >At 18:12 04/29/98 -0500, you wrote: >>Since I don't know German, I too would appreciate having titles >spelled >>out in English. >> >>Don in Minneapolis > >Any chance of listing both? I would like to know the "real" title, >but >would also appreciate a translation.   Good idea. I'll try next time. Wonder if anyone else will - especially those who can only stand to read things in their original language....   Steve Ohmer       _____________________________________________________________________ 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: Double the pleasure From: Ruth <theraven@istar.ca> Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 23:26:51 -0400   Hey, I am German, and I still appreciate seeing the English Names. Isn' two languages better than one?? I think so. Besides, When in Canada (or the States) do as the Americans do--Speak English... along with any other language you choose to speak or read or write.   Ruth    
(back) Subject: Re: May the Lord pickle you.... From: sohmer@juno.com (stephen ohmer) Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 23:20:28 -0400     >>Case in point: Many years ago, I came upon the lovely Sinfonia to >Cantata >>No. 156 (Bach, and I *think* that's the number... music is at church) >with >>a German subtitle. I was about to play it for a wedding, when I >asked the >>pastor I was working with at the time - a man who grew up in Germany >- what >>the translation was. Heh. Good thing I asked first. It was "Lo, I >stand >>with one foot in the grave."   When in Winter Haven FL at a large LCMS a few years back, I forgot to change the prelude title and gave the German title to the secretary; obviously it made it into the bulletin. While the tune was familiar to the people, the German text wasn't; the pastor told the translation in his "receiving" line after service: Valet will ich der Geben.....Farewell I gladly bid thee......   >>So it *is* wise sometimes to know what the heck we're playing! > >To which Bob Conway can relate! And so can Steve Ohmer! > >   _____________________________________________________________________ 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: More Lew Williams memories From: sohmer@juno.com (stephen ohmer) Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 23:17:41 -0400   Ok, listers. Here goes. I'm just back from a choir rehearsal where only 6 women showed up, no men, and several other women also absent. Not one let me know in advance, so consider me totally p'd.   I'm in no mood right now to read that my friend Lew Williams is not living up to expectations that some of you have set for him. Get off this kick right now. If you have any complaining to do, for crying out loud, be a decent sort of human being and e-mail Lew and ask him what is going on. Better yet, share with him your feelings - in a nice way. Perhaps he will be able, if you give him the opportunity, to share his side of the story with you.   You theater people who are going through this phase right now sound every bit as bad, if not worse, than the church music and pipe organ fanatics who can't stand it if their organs don't have either direct electric pneumoniatic action or bakery levelers to control the key depths.   I thought this list was for adults. The humor is coitenly fun, and much of what I've read this week is enlightening, but these insults are ridiculous, and when directed toward an excellent, polished musician - and FRIEND - , I take umbrage (umbridge, humbradge - how in the h do you spell that word?). Don't mess with dinner. Don't mess with Lew. Geeschtgkjz, get over your high and mighty selves. Let's get this list back on to the good and fun stuff.   Steve Ohmer Charlottesville, VA   PS - to those who are constantly sending in Lew memories and recollections, keep 'em comin'! Yeeeehaw! The man shor do know how to tell a story.           On Thu, 30 Apr 1998 10:26:32 +1000 "Ian B. McLean" <solotibia@enternet.com.au> writes: >stephen ohmer wrote: > >> >> All this talk about his using the same old music.... it works for >him. > >Well, on this point I disagree. Sure, it does for an audience that >isn't >a discerning one. But when someone has such monumental skills as Lew >Williams does, that, IMHO, shouldn't be the goal. > >> It would be >> nice to hear him play something new. When I asked him about that at >> Phoenix back in the late 80's, he said that most of what kids were >asking >> for was mostly rhythmic and not melodic, so it didn't transfer well >to >> the organ. I see his point. > >Which, of course is entirely relevant to the restaurant scene, but >hardly to the concert scene. In terms of what I experienced, the >issues >did not have to do with the programme material was rhythmic or not. It >was the contrasting competencies - the virtuosic with the indifferent. > >Ian McLean > >"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: Rialto Pipe Extravaganza CD Ordering & 1998 "Extravaganza" Info!! From: LeeMalo <LeeMalo@aol.com> Date: Thu, 30 Apr 1998 00:06:10 EDT   Yes, the new "Pipe Organ Extravaganza -2" CD is available. This is a live recording of excerpts from the 1997 "Pipe Organ Extravaganza 2" concert held at the Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet, Illinois last October. Included in this CD are selections from the performance as performed by Jelani Eddington, Walt Strony, Tom Hazelton, Dave Wickerham, and Stan Kann as well as a 13 piece live "big band."   The "Pipe Organ Extravaganza 1" CD is still available (in very limited quantities) which features excerpts from the 1996 concert by Simon Gledhill, Walt Strony, Tom Hazelton, Barry Baker, and Jim Riggs.   For fastest processing, order from: JATOE (Joliet Area Theatre Organ Enthusiasts) 1406 Mandel Westchester, IL 60154   Price is $20 shipping included (USA) Make checks payable to JATOE.   Dave Wickerham's CD "Stepping Out to the Rialto) is also available for $20 from the same address as well as the "Simon Gledhill - Live at the Rialto" cassette recorded live at the 1993 ATOS convention at the Rialto. The cost for the cassette is $10 from JATOE.   We apologize for the delay in getting the new CD's out to those who prepaid. The fact is that the master tape and all materials needed were ready by the middle of January, but due to a turnover in management at the Rialto, the monies for the project were not released by the theatre until the beginning of April.   Plans for the 1998 "Pipe Organ Extravaganza -3" are shaping up well. The show will be Saturday, November 14, 1998 at the Rialto. Already scheduled to appear are Lew Williams, Jelani Eddington, Kay McAbee, and Larry Dalton, a Steinway Concert Artist along with the "Rialto Symphony Orchestra" - a 30 piece orchestra on stage. Other artists are still in negotiations. Our grand finale this year will probably be a tribute to Gershwin, since this would be his 100th birthday this year.   The "Rialtofest 3" weekend is also in the final planning stages. I will keep members posted as plans are finalized. The weekend of festivities will be November 13 - 15, 1998.   If anyone needs more information, please feel free to E-mail me at LeeMalo@aol.com.   Lee Maloney, Producer, Pipe Organ Extravaganzas  
(back) Subject: Re: May the Lord pickle you/translations From: "Paul F. Stapel" <pstapel@spectra.net> Date: Thu, 30 Apr 1998 00:50:19 -0400   The translation discussion reminds me of one reason why opera companies are doing better..they project the english translation of the words being sung .... much more fun to follow the story for us average types -- 'course, some of the English operas need sub-titling, also --- diction doesn't always come across the orchestra pit!   Obviously BOTH languages (three in Quebec??) is appropriate!   Paul Stapel Binghamton, NY    
(back) Subject: Re: May the Lord pickle you/translations From: "Paul F. Stapel" <pstapel@spectra.net> Date: Thu, 30 Apr 1998 00:55:07 -0400   >Date: Thu, 30 Apr 1998 00:50:19 -0400 >To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> >From: "Paul F. Stapel" <pstapel@spectra.net> >Subject: Re: May the Lord pickle you/translations > >The translation discussion reminds me of one reason why opera companies are doing better..they project the english translation of the words being sung ... much more fun to follow the story for us average types -- 'course, some of the English operas need sub-titling, also --- diction doesn't always come across the orchestra pit! > >Obviously BOTH languages (three in Quebec??) is appropriate! > >Paul Stapel >Binghamton, NY >    
(back) Subject: Re: Organ Scores From: "Kurt Kehler" <kmkehler@compuserve.com> Date: Thu, 30 Apr 1998 01:06:24 -0400   On Wed, 29 Apr 1998 23:26:17 -0400, Shakehip wrote:   >Do classical organists ever use "fakes", write out organ parts from >orchestrations, or transcribe by ear?   Yes. I make my own "fakes" of many newer hymns. I find it easier to copy the melody only version and write in chord symbols, than to mess around with a ten page "accompaniment" version. I did this with "On Eagle's Wings", and over the years have found many chords which seem to benefit through the addition of various 7ths, 9ths, 11ths, 13ths, and an occasional +5. Some find it reminiscent of Barry Manilow! <slight pause to locate dry handkerchief>   This past Christmas I worked with a wonderful violinist. She handed me the orchestral scores to Saint-Saens Oratorio de Noel, Op. 12 (Prelude) and Corelli's Christmas Concerto. That was fun!.   Some of my ventures into transcribing have resulted in "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" (as played by organist Sal Soria at Harry Caray's funeral), Oscar Peterson's "Django" and the "Flintstones" theme.   Maybe I'm not a "classical" organist.   Best, Kurt Kehler          
(back) Subject: Re: May the Lord pickle you.... From: "Cornelius Heckel" <heckelphone@mailcity.com> Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 23:20:00 -0700   On Wed, 29 Apr 1998, ComposerTX <ComposerTX@aol.com> writes,     >If people only sent you a private e-mail when offering a correction, they >wouldn't be able to get their jollies. That only happens when they get to do >it in front of a large crowd, sort of like a bad automobile wreck. So, please, >don't suggest they use decorum; it would rob them of their only joy in life. >Danny Ray     Many helping peoples have wrote to Nels making encouragement for study of english. Nels is very graceful for that and they do it in private so Nels is not made a fool in public. Nels try very hard to learn the english but is a confusing language.   Thank to all of the nice peoples.   Nels     Get your FREE, private e-mail account at http://www.mailcity.com  
(back) Subject: Lew Williams critics. From: Professor Alan Mortimer <mortimer@apollo.ruralnet.net.au> Date: Thu, 30 Apr 1998 16:34:45 GMT   It is sad, yet indeed, embarrassing to have a fellow McAustralian lister, now back on the lists, be ever critical of talented performers in concert (LIVE) and not excuse an occasional bad note.   Just attend a classical orchestral concert sometime, one could write a symphony at times, out of the bad notes played LIVE...no edits to tape or digital source...just straight forward LIVE music.   If purity of performance is the only goal of some, perhaps playing of recordings in the privacy of their own home is the best those people could do! For myself...give me LIVE theatre organ, LIVE classical concerts every time.   To close, I only wish that I could play (TO and other keyboards) ten percent as good as those who perform in concert for the delight of ninety-nine percent of those attending.   Regards, Alan Mortimer