PipeChat Digest #487 - Friday, August 14, 1998
 
Re: Richard Purvis
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@truelink.net>
Re: Richard Purvis
  by "Robert  Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net>
Re: Complaint Department at Church
  by "TERRY CHARLES" <tcorgan@gte.net>
Re: Richard Purvis
  by "Ben Baldus" <bbaldus@voyager.net>
Re: Complaint Department at Church
  by "Robert E. Dilworth" <redtos@voicenet.com>
Re: Complaint Department Dickinson
  by "KARL W KELLER" <kwkeller@juno.com>
X-post Recital of Festive Wedding Music
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
x-post Richmond
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: Complaint Department at Church
  by "Cliff Benham" <cbenham@bellatlantic.net>
Re: X-post Recital of Festive Wedding Music
  by <Cpmnhartus@aol.com>
Organist Exchange & Recital Trip
  by <Cpmnhartus@aol.com>
Re: X-post Recital of Festive Wedding Music
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
 


(back) Subject: Re: Richard Purvis From: Bob Scarborough <desertbob@truelink.net> Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 03:48:11 -0700   At 01:45 AM 8/13/98 -0400, Cliff Benham wrote: >There are three recordings by Purvis on the >HIFIRECORD label and (that I know of) one on >WORD Records.<snip>   Thanks for the discography!! I'm trying to find a copy of Purvis' "Greensleeves" and "Supplication". I lost a lot of sheet music over the years, and, unfortunately, those were two of them. Purvis' arrangement of "Greensleeves" has always been a personal favorite of mine, as it is for my mother. Oh, well...I'm SURE someone on the list can get me copies of these long out-of-print arrangements!   Thanks again!   DeserTBoB    
(back) Subject: Re: Richard Purvis From: "Robert Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net> Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 07:09:36 -0500   I have an old copy of the Christmas recording. I could not imagine decorating the tree without it! Does anyone know, are the bells used in this recording those in the tower? I'm assuming they are since they are clearly too strong to be tubular.   Another piece of his which is close to me is called "Communion", I happen to have a private recording of Thomas Matthews playing this at Trinity Church Tulsa OK..... a real tear jerker.   I too hope these recordings get re-released.   Robert Eversman Mineral Point, WI    
(back) Subject: Re: Complaint Department at Church From: "TERRY CHARLES" <tcorgan@gte.net> Date: Fri, 7 Aug 1998 09:56:15 -0400   ""where *all* of the speakers...""etc...     My dear folks, - THERE - likes the problem!   TC    
(back) Subject: Re: Richard Purvis From: Ben Baldus <bbaldus@voyager.net> Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 15:26:08 -0400   I recently came across a CD remastering of the Richard Purvis Christmas album. It is out on a disk by Tradition TCD-1057. It is clearly a recording of the 1937 Aeolian-Skinner before its Ruffatti and Casavant revisions/additions. I found it in a discount bin for $5.99 at our local Tower Records.   It is a a wonderful recording--presumably of improvisations and some written material.   Ben Baldus Lansing, MI   Robert Eversman wrote:   > I have an old copy of the Christmas recording. I could not imagine > decorating the tree without it! Does anyone know, are the bells used in > this recording those in the tower? I'm assuming they are since they are > clearly too strong to be tubular. > > Another piece of his which is close to me is called "Communion", I happen > to have a private recording of Thomas Matthews playing this at Trinity > Church Tulsa OK..... a real tear jerker. > > I too hope these recordings get re-released. > > Robert Eversman > Mineral Point, WI > > "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: Complaint Department at Church From: "Robert E. Dilworth" <redtos@voicenet.com> Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 15:53:37 -0500   Terry Charles wrote: >""where *all* of the speakers...""etc... > > >My dear folks, - THERE - likes the problem!   I, too, have been frustrated at this question and how to answer it. Sometimes the person who asked the question is just not receptive to the answer.   Several years ago I was asked, "Where are the speakers and how big is the amplifier?" I tried to explain that this was a pipe organ and there were no speakers nor amplifier. The gentleman was not convinced and repeated the question as though I didn't understand it originally. After further attempts at an explanation, I finally took him into a chamber and showed him the organ pipes (the organ even being played while we were there). I showed him the shutters (shades) and the airlines and regulators. When we were once again in the auditorium, he thanked me for the tour and repeated his question about the size of the amplifier. He showed no understanding, of my explanation that there were no amplifiers. In desperation, I finally said that there were 5000 speakers up there behind the organ grills and there was a 20,000 watt amplifier in the basement (aprox. 750 watts per horsepower x 30hp). He then nodded his head - said a prolonged "ah" - and left.   As Terry indicated, "There lies the problem!" Robert E. Dilworth,President Dickinson Theatre Organ Society 1801 Milltown Road Wilmington, DE 19808-1061 302-995-2603 redtos@voicenet.com home of the 3/66 Kimball Theatre Pipe Organ    
(back) Subject: Re: Complaint Department Dickinson From: kwkeller@juno.com (KARL W KELLER) Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 17:35:35 -0400   Gee, Bob, you mean our Kimball doesn't have speakers ???? I always thought that all the pipes in our 66 ranks were "speakers".   Karl Musica est Dei donum optimi   On Thu, 13 Aug 1998 15:53:37 -0500 "Robert E. Dilworth" <redtos@voicenet.com> writes: >Terry Charles wrote: >>""where *all* of the speakers...""etc... >> >> >>My dear folks, - THERE - likes the problem! > >I, too, have been frustrated at this question and how to answer it. >Sometimes the person who asked the question is just not receptive to >the >answer. > >Several years ago I was asked, "Where are the speakers and how big is >the >amplifier?" I tried to explain that this was a pipe organ and there >were >no speakers nor amplifier. The gentleman was not convinced and >repeated >the question as though I didn't understand it originally. After >further >attempts at an explanation, I finally took him into a chamber and >showed >him the organ pipes (the organ even being played while we were there). > I >showed him the shutters (shades) and the airlines and regulators. >When we >were once again in the auditorium, he thanked me for the tour and >repeated >his question about the size of the amplifier. He showed no >understanding, >of my explanation that there were no amplifiers. In desperation, I >finally >said that there were 5000 speakers up there behind the organ grills >and >there was a 20,000 watt amplifier in the basement (aprox. 750 watts >per >horsepower x 30hp). He then nodded his head - said a prolonged "ah" - >and >left. > >As Terry indicated, "There lies the problem!" >Robert E. Dilworth,President >Dickinson Theatre Organ Society >1801 Milltown Road >Wilmington, DE 19808-1061 >302-995-2603 >redtos@voicenet.com >home of the 3/66 Kimball Theatre Pipe Organ > > >"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: X-post Recital of Festive Wedding Music From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 18:31:44 -0400 (EDT)   The Gainesville FL Chapter of the AGO will present a member's recital, "A Festive Wedding" at First Lutheran Church, Gainesville, on Sunday afternoon, 16 August, at four o'clock. The Program Cortege Nuptial . . . . Cecile Chaminade Menuets I and II . . . . Louise Duval Miriam Zach, organist Prelude and Variation . . . . Cesar Franck (P, F & V op 18) Frances Conrad, organist Trio in E-flat . . . . Julius Reubke Prelude in E-flat . . . . George Webb Ruhig bewegt (Sonata II) . . . Paul Hindemith Bruce Cornely, organist A Festive Trumpet Tune . . . . Douglas Wagner Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee .. arr Robert Hobby Art Swett, organist/host at the offering, hymn 288 (LBW) "Hear us now, our God and Father" (Hyfrydol)   Rhosymedre . . . Ralph Vaughan Williams Prelude in G Major . . . J S Bach Marya Fancey, organist   Trio, op 49 no. 6 . . . Josef Rheinberger Trio . . . . Sanuel Whitney .....and a surprise.... "Something Doing" Scott Joplin Bruce Cornely, organist   Allegro . . . . Karl Heinrich Graum (from Concerto in G-minor) Art Swett, organist/host   The Organ (Kinzy-Angerstein 1970's) mechanical key and stop action GREAT Pommer 16 Principal 8 Bourdon 8 Octave 4 Blockflote 4 Flachflote 2 Nazard 2-2/3 + Tierce 1-3/5 (double draw) Fourniture IV Trompet 8   SWELL Gemshorn 8 Celeste 8 Rohrgedeckt 8 Flute 4 Principal 2 Larigot 1-1/3 Scharff IV Krummhorn 8 Tremulant   PEDAL Bourdon 16 Offenflote 8 Choral Bass 4 Fifteenth 2 + Mixture III (double draw) Fagot 16   Swell to Great Great to Pedal Swell to Pedal   This is a very fun organ to play. Very gentle sounds, except for the mixtures. On my pieces I'm using:   Trio in E-flat... Reubke r) Sw: Fl 8, 4, 1-1/3, Krum 8, Trem l) Gr: Pr 8 4, Fl 2, Sesq Pd: 16 8 (on middle section Krum & Sesq are retired, returning for conclusion)   Prelude in E-flat ... Webb Sw: Gems 8, Fl 4 Gr: Prin 8 Ped: 16 8   Ruhig bewegt ... Hindemith Sw: Gems 8 Gr/Sw: Fl 4 Ped/Sw: 16   Trio ... Rheinberger Sw: 8, 1-1/3 Trem Gr: Fl 8, 2 Ped/Gr: 16   Trio ... Whitney Sw: Rohrflote 8 Trem (8va last page) Gr: Gedeckt 8 Ped/Gr   Something Doing ... Joplin Sw: Fl 8 (section 2), Fl 4 (section 4) Gr: Prin 8, Fl 4 (sections 1, 2, 5) Ped: 16, 8   ........................bruce cornely..................... o o o ___________________ o o o o h o ___________________ o g o o o s ___________________ a o o   ............. cremona84000@webtv.net ............   When two dogs are fighting in the streets, With a third dog one of the two dogs meets; With angry teeth he bites him to the bone, And this dog smarts for what that dog has done. --Henry Fielding    
(back) Subject: x-post Richmond From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 18:43:39 -0400 (EDT)   Would someone in Richmond VA please contact me. Thanks   ........................bruce cornely..................... o o o ___________________ o o o o h o ___________________ o g o o o s ___________________ a o o   ............. cremona84000@webtv.net ............   When two dogs are fighting in the streets, With a third dog one of the two dogs meets; With angry teeth he bites him to the bone, And this dog smarts for what that dog has done. --Henry Fielding    
(back) Subject: Re: Complaint Department at Church From: Cliff Benham <cbenham@bellatlantic.net> Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 20:20:56 -0400   More than once when I was holding keys while Jack Murphy tuned, I would have to explain what we were doing for people wandering through the church. Inevitably, someone would ask if we were ALSO going to change the tubes.    
(back) Subject: Re: X-post Recital of Festive Wedding Music From: <Cpmnhartus@aol.com> Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 21:26:10 EDT   Dear Bruce:   I'm glad to see that we are, in a way, soulmates. I , too, am a lover of Scott Joplin, and I have already transcribed five of his "rags" to organ. I played one of them in three of my 1997 recitals in Scotland. The Scots loved it, expecially in Gladgow and Dundee.   Cheers   George  
(back) Subject: Organist Exchange & Recital Trip From: <Cpmnhartus@aol.com> Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 22:17:27 EDT   From George W. Bayley Oak Ridge, Tennessee 13th August, 1998   Dear Listers:   It's good to be back on the lists after an absence of a few weeks. My wife and I have just returned from a month in the British Isles where I played a series of C. S. Lewis memorial organ recitals. In addition, I served as the exchange organist-choirmaster at Holywood Parish Church, County Down, Northern Ireland.   Northern Ireland is one of our favorite places to visit. The people are very friendly, warm, and generous, and they make one feel at home instantly. At Holywood Parish, we were welcomed into the homes of many folks and we were included in church activities. Friends of Edwin Gray, the organist of Holywood Parish, also entertained us. One high point was a day of sailing on the Irish Sea with one of the choir gentleman who owns a beautiful Sea Wych.   This will be a long missive, so I will spread it out in three or four installments.   The exchange of positions, houses, and automobiles, which I began just three years ago, makes it possible to have a lengthy time in another country at little more than the cost of the airfare. So far, we have enjoyed being able to serve churches in England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. More about Holywood in my next installment.   For several years, I have gone on a summer recital tour of the British Isles. This year's tour turned out to be somewhat different from the others. Last Fall, I received, from the C. S. Lewis Centenary Group of Northern Ireland, an invitation to make this year's recitals a part of their centenary celebration of Lewis's birth. The condition attached to this was that I had to include some music that had a connection to C. S. Lewis. The discussion involved a few people who had, in one way or another, a close connection to the man.   For a while, it seemed that no concensus about suitable music could be reached until I suggested that I play a transcription of music from the film score of "Shadowlands", the movie that centers about the relationship and ultimate marriage of C. S. Lewis to Joy Davidman. The problem here was that no such transcription existed. With the assistance of James O'Fee, the chairman of the CSL Centenary Group, I was able to contact Mr. George Fenton, the composer of the film score. He graciously supplied me with the orchestral scores of the specific pieces I wish to transcribe. Thus, I was privileged to be able create the "Shadowlands Suite" which I played at Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin; Holywood Parish Church and Belfast Cathedral in Northern Ireland; and St. Paul's Cathedral in London. Mr. Fenton gave his full endorsement to the transcription and he was present for the St. Paul's Cathedral performance.   I will conclude this installment with our trip to Dublin. We arrived in Dublin on Wednesday, 15th July and we had excellent accommodation in Jury's Christ Church Inn, directly across the street from the Cathedral. Our room on the fifth floor commanded a perfect view of the Cathedral tower. No, the tower bells which rang every fifteen minutes and rang the hours did not keep us awake.   Due to a lack of time, we took the tour bus to see the highlights of "Dublin's Fair City". I do recommend this. Oh yes, we saw the famous statue of Molly Malone, the "tart with a cart". Just a block from Christ Church Cathedral is the site where Handel's "Messiah" received its premiere performance.   The organ in Christ Church Cathedral is a splendid three-manual Kenneth Jones tracker. It stands in a case some 45 feet tall, commanding a prominent position in the north side of the Choir. The pedalboard is straight and concave, the Great is the bottom manual, the Swell is the second manual, and the Positiv is on the third manual because it is located in the case just above the music desk. There is a combination action with several memory channels, one swell box, and no crescendo pedal. The voicing of the stops is superb, the ensemble beautiful, clear, and bright; and the reeds, dramatic. The structure of the Swell enclosure provides for a wide dynamic range, making it possible for very exciting registrational effects in solo organ music as well as organ accompaniments for the choir anthems. For details about the organ and its stoplist, you may visit the Christ Church Cathedral website which is <http://indigo.ie/~cccdub/friends/joeclect.html>.   My recital at the Cathedral was Friday, 17th July at 1.15 PM and it was here that I gave the premiere performance of my "Shadowlands Suite". Shortly after, we boarded the train for Belfast to return to Holywood Parish Church for a 7.30 recital that night.   To be continued.   George   George W. Bayley Senior U. S. Consultant Copeman Hart - America 107 East Pasadena Road Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830-5112 Tel. 423.482.8600 Fax. 423.482.8600   COPEMAN HART & COMPANY, LTD. Church Organ Builders IRTHLINGBOROUGH Northamptonshire ENGLAND NN9 5TZ http://www.copemanhart.co.uk   AUSTRALIAN CONSULTANCY Copeman Hart - Australia 60 Memorial Avenue ST. IVES NSW 2075 Email: hamilton.stives@bigpond.com (Peter Hamilton)            
(back) Subject: Re: X-post Recital of Festive Wedding Music From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 22:35:30 -0400 (EDT)   George, Which rags did you do? I have done Peacherine, Weeping Willows (which is my favorite), Palm Tree Rag, Elite Syncopations, and Something Doing. They are so gentle and when played on light sounds, especially principals and open flutes, they remind me of the old band organs. I heard Marvin Mills play the Maple Leaf Rag on the Beckerath at Yale during the OHS Connecticut Convention. It was really great. I suppose I should learn the "d-minor of Rags," the Entertainer! (sigh) Right now I'm also working on the Beethoven "Pathetique" and some Debussy, "Clair de Lune" and one of the Arabesques. Neat stuff. Although I do have to, being in an RC church, have an eye out for innocent unsuspecting people who come in to pray!   ........................bruce cornely..................... o o o ___________________ o o o o h o ___________________ o g o o o s ___________________ a o o   ............. cremona84000@webtv.net ............   When two dogs are fighting in the streets, With a third dog one of the two dogs meets; With angry teeth he bites him to the bone, And this dog smarts for what that dog has done. --Henry Fielding