PipeChat Digest #488 - Saturday, August 15, 1998
 
Estey Reed Organ available cheap
  by <TonyIn219@aol.com>
Re: X-post Recital of Festive Wedding Music
  by "Mark Huth" <mhuth@rodgers.rain.com>
MIDI is here to stay!!!
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: MIDI is here to stay!!!
  by "Roger Pariseau" <grinder@west.net>
Re: Estey Reed Organ available cheap
  by <FireAlarmz@aol.com>
Re: MIDI is here to stay!!!
  by "Mac Hayes" <mach37@ptw.com>
RE: MIDI is here to stay!!!
  by "Dennis Goward" <dgoward@uswest.net>
Re: MIDI is here to stay!!!
  by <FireAlarmz@aol.com>
Finnish Organ Question
  by "Vernon Moeller" <vernonm@ccsi.com>
Question on Jean Langlais' 10 Pieces
  by "Vernon Moeller" <vernonm@ccsi.com>
The Philadelphia Organ Quartet...
  by "Terry  Charles" <tcorgan@gte.net>
Re: Question on Jean Langlais' 10 Pieces
  by "Mac Hayes" <mach37@ptw.com>
Re: Question on Jean Langlais' 10 Pieces
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
 


(back) Subject: Estey Reed Organ available cheap From: <TonyIn219@aol.com> Date: Fri, 14 Aug 1998 07:49:37 EDT   A while back I put a post up about an Estey Reed Organ at American Music World in Chicago. The owner is losing his space and I've heard he just wants to unload it. It might be a good opportunity to go make a low-ball offer and get a nice piece of furniture in the process.   E-mail me privately if you want the phone number/address. Put RE: ESTEY in the subject box so I can pick your post out from all the other junk mail like "Turn your washing machine into a cash cow!!!"   Thanks!   John Carrington Chesterton, Indiana Lowrey Impresario Extraordinaire  
(back) Subject: Re: X-post Recital of Festive Wedding Music From: "Mark Huth" <mhuth@rodgers.rain.com> Date: Fri, 14 Aug 1998 10:32:57 PDT       Another great Joplin rag is The Easy Winners. It translates very well to the organ.   Mark         bruce cornely wrote:   > 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!   Mark Huth Rodgers Instrument Corporation mhuth@rodgers.rain.com http://www.rodgerscorp.com   ==========================   There are only two kinds of jokes. There are the ones people laugh at, and then there are the jokes where people say, 'That's funny.'    
(back) Subject: MIDI is here to stay!!! From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Fri, 14 Aug 1998 15:16:47 -0400 (EDT)   Sprinkled with very "emphatic" language, this site is really an eye opened. I think this is what happens when an organist is exposed to diodes for too long a time. Check it out.... enjoy...   http://www.aristotle.net/~crazymidiman/my01012.html   Loads-o-fun ;-O   ........................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: MIDI is here to stay!!! From: Roger Pariseau <grinder@west.net> Date: Fri, 14 Aug 1998 12:43:42 -0700   bruce cornely wrote:   > Sprinkled with very "emphatic" language, this site is really an eye > opened. I think this is what happens when an organist is exposed to > diodes for too long a time. Check it out.... enjoy...   Foster's second-to-last paragraph says it all, Bruce:   Just to think you Organists out there, if Bach were alive, he would laugh at you all real hard, about how you Reject The Word MIDI!!! You know he would Flip out and go Crazy Over midi. He would show us, teach us how his music should be played from the organ with a midi interface added.. You are so, so Stuck-up and Snobbish as I Said!!   Bach was _the_ technophile and acoustical adventurer of his time. Just as we can play his music on anything raging from a kazoo choir to full- organ-cum-orchestra, Bach latched onto anything making music. Had he had MIDI available, Bach probably would've written 24-part (level?) fugues.   As for the rest of that site: George Foster needs to see a pschrink FAST!   -- Roger  
(back) Subject: Re: Estey Reed Organ available cheap From: <FireAlarmz@aol.com> Date: Fri, 14 Aug 1998 15:56:00 EDT   << "Turn your washing machine into a cash cow!!!" >>   waiting for a Cornely-ism on *that* one...   Sorry I'm off-topic, just couldn't resist!   Bill Miller  
(back) Subject: Re: MIDI is here to stay!!! From: Mac Hayes <mach37@ptw.com> Date: Fri, 14 Aug 1998 12:57:13 -0700   Roger Pariseau wrote: > ...Bach was _the_ technophile and acoustical adventurer of his time. Just > as we can play his music on anything raging from a kazoo choir to full- > organ-cum-orchestra,...   Bach's Brandenburg Concerto orchestration that includes "massed flute-o-phones" is the perfect example. It's a strain to stifle my laughter when I hear this one.   > As for the rest of that site: George Foster needs to see a pschrink > FAST!   Or at least take up some kind of meditation. He's not a Bhuddist, for sure.   Mac Hayes cogito ergo non midi    
(back) Subject: RE: MIDI is here to stay!!! From: Dennis Goward <dgoward@uswest.net> Date: Fri, 14 Aug 1998 13:03:54 -0000   > Bach latched onto anything making music. Had he >had MIDI available, Bach probably would've written 24-part (level?) >fugues.   That being a possibility, it's good Bach DIDN'T have MIDI!   As for the rest of that site: George Foster needs to see a pschrink FAST!   Having worked in a psych hospital once (and not as a basket weaver, Bob!) I've seen folks similar in their "fervor". If not a psychiatrist, he certainly wouldn't do himself any harm to take a course in writing.   It was amusing, though, if you could get by the language.   Dennis Goward  
(back) Subject: Re: MIDI is here to stay!!! From: <FireAlarmz@aol.com> Date: Fri, 14 Aug 1998 16:05:20 EDT   In a message dated 98-08-14 16:02:05 EDT, Dennis Goward wrote:   << Having worked in a psych hospital once >>   AND you're *still* a musician????????????? (Hint: resemblance between the, er, clients and musicians!) <LOL>   Peace, Bill Miller  
(back) Subject: Finnish Organ Question From: Vernon Moeller <vernonm@ccsi.com> Date: Fri, 14 Aug 1998 15:27:56 -0500   Some friends of mine from Albuquerque, in search of cooler climes, went on a tour of Scandinavia recently. They sent me a postcard showing 3 pictures of Temppeliaukio Church in Helsinki, Finland. One photo shows the domed exterior, another shows the altar area, and the last shows the organ. Anybody know anything about this instrument? Are there any recordings available?   Our friends pointed out that there is a fallout shelter for some 6,000 people under the church. Apparently, living next to the former Soviet Union called for extraordinary measures in building structures which were meant to last.   \/\/\    
(back) Subject: Question on Jean Langlais' 10 Pieces From: Vernon Moeller <vernonm@ccsi.com> Date: Fri, 14 Aug 1998 15:36:01 -0500   One of the pieces I have to play for the AGO's Service Playing Certificate is to be drawn from the 10 Pieces in Langlais' "Organ Book". I have a copy of it right here. In playing through a bit of it last night, I realized that with the exception of the last piece in the book (Pasticcio), none of this music is really very useful to me as organist of a United Methodist Church. Some of it sounds like experiments in tonality, really. Interesting for the organist, but not for most of the congregation.   So, my question to you kind folks is this: should I just go ahead and play the Choral in E-minor (#3, which is the shortest piece in the book), or should I use the Pasticcio instead, because I can probably get away with playing it for church? Or is there some rhyme or reason to one of the other pieces that I missed while wandering through this book last night?   Also, I presume that the Guild will want to hear a piece that uses pedals; otherwise, #4, Flutes, is probably easier than most of the other pieces in this book.   TIA, \/\/\    
(back) Subject: The Philadelphia Organ Quartet... From: "Terry Charles" <tcorgan@gte.net> Date: Fri, 14 Aug 1998 16:47:26 -0400   The PHILADELPHIA ORGAN QUARTET - FOUR superb organists performing on FOUR organs, will be presented by the Kirk of Dunedin (Florida) Pipe Organ Concert Series. The Kirk 4-100 pipe organ, with its complement of orchestral percussions and two concert grand pianos, will be joined by three Renaissance Series Allen Digital Organs. There will be two special performances NOT part of the thirty one concerts to be presented in its scheduled 98-99 pipe organ series.   The Kirk seats 665 with all seating reserved. Performances are: Friday Evening at 8 pm, January 22, 1999 and Saturday Afternoon at 2 pm, January 23, 1999. Advance tickets will be available after September 1st. Admission charge to be announced at that time. The address is: 2686 Bayshore Boulevard, Dunedin, Florida 34698, or telephone 727-733-KIRK (5475) for information.   The four organists performing as a quartet are: Peter Conte: Grand Court Organist, Lord & Taylor/Wanamaker; Organist and Director of Music, Saint Clements Episcopal Church, Philadelphia; Senior Organist Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Michael Stairs: Organist, The Philadelphia Orchestra; Organist and Director of Music, Church of the Redeemer, Rosemont, Pennsylvania; Music Chair, the Haverford School, Haverford, Pennsylvania. Colin Howland: Organist and Associate Director of Music, Park Cities Christian Church, Dallas, Texas. Prior to Summer 1998, Senior Organist, Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Rudolph Lucente: Assistant Grand Court Organist, Lord & Taylor/Wanamaker, Philadelphia; Organist and Director of Music, Faith Church, Worcester, Pennsylvania; Organist, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. __________________   The Organ Quartet has performed to sold out crowds, with sensational reviews, so COME ON DOWN - our hospitality, weather and infamous humidity will be at its usual warmth!   TC - Curator of the Organ The Kirk Of Dunedin Community Church Dunedin, Florida (USA) "World's Largest Series Of Pipe Organ Concerts"          
(back) Subject: Re: Question on Jean Langlais' 10 Pieces From: Mac Hayes <mach37@ptw.com> Date: Fri, 14 Aug 1998 13:52:25 -0700   Vernon Moeller wrote: > > ...10 Pieces in Langlais' "Organ Book"... none of > this music is really very useful to me as organist of a United Methodist > Church...   I suspect the average French churchgoer must have developed a high tolerance for loud, dissonant music in their cathedrals. I am surprised at the "vigor" of some of the pieces that, going as far back as F. Couperin, accompany communion and other meditative parts of the service. The USA tradition has conditioned us to quiet, meditative music, while the "avant garde" French may hear Bombardes nearly anytime during the service.   Mac Hayes    
(back) Subject: Re: Question on Jean Langlais' 10 Pieces From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Fri, 14 Aug 1998 17:01:10 -0400 (EDT)   One advantage of being in a UMC is that just about anything will "fit" their "theology". I like to use things that sound sort of bizzare at weddings, and for the occasional prelude. The mystical tends to draw attention, since it is something foreign to the ear (which has not been previously heard in the elevator at Nieman's). The Guild Exams are primarily a learning experience, the certificate is probably incidental. You definitely will get more use out of the learning experience than you will from the certificate. This is a practical observation, and not meant to put down the Exams.   ........................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