PipeChat Digest #493 - Thursday, August 20, 1998
 
Re: PipeChat Digest #492 - 08/19/98
  by "gregory@mke.earthreach.com" <gregory@mke.earthreach.com>
Re: Anna Russell/Victor Borge
  by "S LaManna" <slamanna@hotmail.com>
Re: Anna Russell/Victor Borge
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: PipeChat Digest #492 - 08/19/98
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: Bach St. Matthew's
  by "Vincent" <vlefevere@unicall.be>
Re: A request/just as things were getting bette
  by "Sean Haley" <newgershwin@hotmail.com>
Re: A request/just as things were getting bette
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Bob Conway
  by "W. Scarboro" <scarboro@digital.net>
I need your help (xposted)
  by <giwro@juno.com>
Re: I need your help (xposted)
  by <FireAlarmz@aol.com>
Re: Anna Russell/Victor Borge
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com>
Re: MUSIC FOR CLINTON
  by <Tspiggle@aol.com>
Re: A request
  by <giwro@juno.com>
Re: I need your help (xposted)
  by <giwro@juno.com>
Re: Conn Parts
  by "Jason D. Comet" <bombarde8@juno.com>
Re: Conn Enlargement--Looking for parts.
  by "Jason D. Comet" <bombarde8@juno.com>
Update on "Encore" and Passport Designs (X-posted)
  by "Ron Yost" <musik@tcsn.net>
 


(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #492 - 08/19/98 From: "gregory@mke.earthreach.com" <gregory@mke.earthreach.com> Date: Wed, 19 Aug 98 06:14:29 -0000   PLEASE DROP THIS CLINTON BASHING.   IT HAS GONE ON LONG ENOUGH!   Thank You   Tom Gregory  
(back) Subject: Re: Anna Russell/Victor Borge From: "S LaManna" <slamanna@hotmail.com> Date: Wed, 19 Aug 1998 04:24:48 PDT   Actually, Victor Borge's act was started by accident when he was doing a US tour way back in, perhaps the 30's.....   As he told it to us at Shea's back in the 70's (when I was 10).....he was quite a prodigy in Europe, but he could not demonstrate a sense of humor, which he was blessed with early on...   During a concert in the US, right in the middle of a difficult run, the sustain pedal fell off of the piano.....he made a joke in earshot of the audience and they laughed.....at the next quiet moment, and again later, he made a few more jokes, causing raucous laughter from the audience, and the conducter as well....   The career was off.   I worked with him three times.....you should hear him in rehearsal...quite a virtuoso....even went over a slammed a few things out on the Wurlitzer...   Steve LaManna   ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Anna Russell/Victor Borge From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Wed, 19 Aug 1998 10:11:40 -0400 (EDT)   Steve, Victor Borge's antics reminds me of the bit Red Skelton did at the Florida Theatre in Jacksonville at the end of the first half of his act. He asked for two glasses of water, and when they arrived he drank from one and took the other over to the lady who was signing for the deaf and asked if she wanted to wet her fingers.   ........................bruce cornely........................ o o o o ______________ o o o o o h o o ______________ o o g o o o s o ______________ o a o o   ............. cremona84000@webtv.net ............   Beagles always listen attentively while being scolded, looking innocent, bewildered, and misunderstood. --James Thurber (alt)    
(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #492 - 08/19/98 From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Wed, 19 Aug 1998 10:20:11 -0400 (EDT)   Tom pleads: >PLEASE DROP THIS CLINTON BASHING. >IT HAS GONE ON LONG ENOUGH! Sorry Tom; that's what you get for being on "digest" ;-) hehehe. It's been over for almost a night. However, if you have another candidate, we could trash someone musical. I would volunteer, but am too insignificant! (whew!)   ........................bruce cornely........................ o o o o ______________ o o o o o h o o ______________ o o g o o o s o ______________ o a o o   ............. cremona84000@webtv.net ............   Beagles always listen attentively while being scolded, looking innocent, bewildered, and misunderstood. --James Thurber (alt)    
(back) Subject: Re: Bach St. Matthew's From: "Vincent" <vlefevere@unicall.be> Date: Wed, 19 Aug 1998 19:06:21 +0200     -----Oorspronkelijk bericht----- Van: Bonnie Beth Derby <orge@dreamscape.com> Aan: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Datum: zondag 16 augustus 1998 14:17 Onderwerp: Re: Bach St. Matthew's     Hi Bonnie, do you like to recieve ample information on our ninth "Day of th Organ" i= n Flanders (Belgium) on september 27th 1998? Maybe some American tourists coming to Europe in that period could be interested. I can make for you a recordable CD with samples of previous organ playing on that day (We star= ted in 1990 with it). Vincent Lef=E8vre secretary of "Organs in Flanders" vlefevere@unicall.be    
(back) Subject: Re: A request/just as things were getting bette From: "Sean Haley" <newgershwin@hotmail.com> Date: Wed, 19 Aug 1998 10:21:24 PDT   Hi List,   It's sad when things like this happen to good people. Hang in there Jonathan. I think I can relate to what your going through. For over a year now the tension has been rising between myself and some of the powers that be in my church, including the current choir director as changes in the musical standards were taking place. I was informed/warned/threatened (I'm not certain which it is yet.) that I may no longer be playing for services (and possibly for the choir,they are frequently the same job in my church). It seems that one of the new members of the congregation has some musical ability on the organ. I don't know who this person is or how well they can play, but I do know that it is putting one of the few things that I live for in jeopardy. I guess they want someone older that won't question the musical goings on within the church. I guess I should have never posted in response to the thread on "playing for your own church." It seems I have jinxed myself. Well if my own church will not make use of my time and talents seriously, some other local church will be very fortunate to have a young organist/musician at their disposal. And I know there are several that wouldn't mind an associate/assistant organist to help out. Now I have to sit on 'pins and needles' to find out what my fate will be. I guess it was going to happen eventually. Best wishes to you Jonathan, and please keep the list informed. _____ | | Sean M. Haley / NWOrganer | | Organist,Pianist,Composer,Piano Tech. () ()..<newgershwin@hotmail.com>...........() () .............................................| | .............................................|___|     ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com  
(back) Subject: Re: A request/just as things were getting bette From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Wed, 19 Aug 1998 13:30:55 -0400 (EDT)   Sean, Sorry to hear about your changed situation. I have found that it is often most advantageous to have a certain objectivity which is possible only if you are emotionally removed from the parish. That way you can proceed on the premise that it is "their" parish and you are there as "employee and servant" and your "commission" is to do what they want. I only "spout off" in my own parish, where I do not hesitate to ask people not to talk during the prelude or anthem; I even have the distinction of having asked the richest woman in the parish and a priest to take their conversation outside during an organ recital! I was polite, but direct. I would not do this where I work; it is not my place. If that's the way they want to behave, so be it. They can behave any way they want as long as they pay me. This sounds mercenary, but it is simply good emplyee behavior. It has nothing to do with my Christian comittment or performance. It's just simple self-preservation. It really pays not to get involved! Best of luck. Remember, (someone said) what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger!   ........................bruce cornely........................ o o o o ______________ o o o o o h o o ______________ o o g o o o s o ______________ o a o o   ............. cremona84000@webtv.net ............   Beagles always listen attentively while being scolded, looking innocent, bewildered, and misunderstood. --James Thurber (alt)    
(back) Subject: Bob Conway From: "W. Scarboro" <scarboro@digital.net> Date: Wed, 19 Aug 1998 13:54:18 -0400   Dear fellow pipe-chat members,   It is my duty to inform this list that Bob Conway had a severe heart attack on Aug 8th. His was rushed to the hospital where he spent about 10 days. Bob has asked me to let you all know that he is ok but that he will be unable to attend Pipechat IRC for a while. He will also be off the radio until sometime next year. Anyone wishing to send Bob an e-mail message should send it to <conwayb@post.queensu.ca > Bob sends his best wishes to everyone here and on Pipechat IRC.   Sincerely,   Will Scarboro    
(back) Subject: I need your help (xposted) From: giwro@juno.com Date: Wed, 19 Aug 1998 12:59:19 -0700   Hi lists,   As a result of my resignation from Bethany Church, I am now in need of a job! If any of you Southern California listers know of positions NOT listed in TAO nor on the AGO website, nor on any of the SoCal AGO websites, I would appreciate it if you would share those with me via private email. Some things slip through the "official" cracks, and I need all of the help I can get right now. To Ben and Dave on piporg-l, my apologies for this post that edges near the limits of topic. Mea Culpa!   TIA,   *********************** Jonathan Orwig http://members.aol.com/giwro/index.html (personal) http://members.aol.com/evnsong/pgone.html (Music Publishing)   _____________________________________________________________________ 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: I need your help (xposted) From: <FireAlarmz@aol.com> Date: Wed, 19 Aug 1998 16:44:40 EDT   Jonathan,   Have you tried talking to Hollywood Pres? They will have to replace Dr. Fred Bock, and probably have a search going on as we speak.   I, along with other listers, wish you luck in your search. Keep flexible and spend some time "on your knees" about it.   peace, Bill Miller  
(back) Subject: Re: Anna Russell/Victor Borge From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Wed, 19 Aug 1998 16:57:24 -0500 (CDT)   At 10:11 AM 8/19/98 -0400, Bruce Cornely wrote:   >Victor Borge's antics reminds me of the bit Red Skelton did at the >Florida Theatre in Jacksonville at the end of the first half of his act. >He asked for two glasses of water, and when they arrived he drank from >one and took the other over to the lady who was signing for the deaf and >asked if she wanted to wet her fingers.   The two glasses bit reminds me of a story told me by Lionel Dakers when he was organist of Exeter Cathedral about thirty years ago. He liked to go out into the diocese and help struggling village churches with their music programs. H later did a lot more of this as Principal of the Royal School of Church Music. One evening had gone out to a little village church in the wilds of Dartmoor. The elderly woman organist clearly had delusions of grandeur. She said it was just wonderful to have the cathedral organist visiting for the evening service, and she just loved cathedral music. She had recently paid a visit to King's College, Cambridge and had been most impressed with David Willcocks' choir. They had been doing an anthem "by someone called Palestrina" (she pronounced it Pail-stryner), and she liked it so much that she had bought copies and her choir were going to sing it this evening. Her sole tenor was milking the cows so she would put the tenor part in on the harmonium. Dr. Dakers' comment on the performance was that in forty years as a church organist he had never heard anything like it. After the service he went over to the rectory, where the rector poured out two glasses of whiskey, drank both of them, and commented, "You see what I have to put up with!"   John.    
(back) Subject: Re: MUSIC FOR CLINTON From: <Tspiggle@aol.com> Date: Wed, 19 Aug 1998 18:47:33 EDT   I thought we were talking about Clinton's organ.  
(back) Subject: Re: A request From: giwro@juno.com Date: Wed, 19 Aug 1998 16:22:55 -0700   On Wed, 19 Aug 1998 01:28:04 EDT <DRAWKNOB@aol.com> writes: >Jonathan, > >Keep your chin up. Things usually happen for a good reason, my experience at >least, so I'm sure a better opportunity will come your way. You're in my >prayers too. > >John Gambill >Organist/Choirmaster >Oak Cliff Christian Church >Dallas, Texas   Thanks for the support, John. As gut-wrenching of an experience this has been, and as terrifying the prospect of scouring for a new position, I have an odd sense of peace, as if this was a God-directed decision.   J   _____________________________________________________________________ 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: I need your help (xposted) From: giwro@juno.com Date: Wed, 19 Aug 1998 16:12:11 -0700   On Wed, 19 Aug 1998 16:44:40 EDT <FireAlarmz@aol.com> writes:   >Jonathan, > >Have you tried talking to Hollywood Pres? They will have to replace >Dr. Fred >Bock, and probably have a search going on as we speak. > >I, along with other listers, wish you luck in your search. Keep >flexible and >spend some time "on your knees" about it. > >peace, Bill Miller >   Hi Bill,   Thanks for the tip - however the idea of me following Dr. Fred Bock is more than a little scary... I'm not sure that amount of responsibility is something I'm comfortable with...   J   _____________________________________________________________________ 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: Conn Parts From: bombarde8@juno.com (Jason D. Comet) Date: Wed, 19 Aug 1998 21:11:36 -0400   >it is in South Louisiana   I'd like to, but that's a little too far.   Sorry, Jason Comet bombarde8@juno.com |\ | \ O   _____________________________________________________________________ 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: Conn Enlargement--Looking for parts. From: bombarde8@juno.com (Jason D. Comet) Date: Wed, 19 Aug 1998 21:17:23 -0400   >Are you talking about earlier contribution? > >I updated my Conn 651 using Kits from Sonic Creations. >Tonally the organ now has the following: >Concert Flute >Tibia Clausa >English Post Horn >Brass Trumpet >Kinura >Tuba Mirabilis >Tuba Horn >Diapason >Viole de Orch >Cello >French Horn >Brass Sax (Wurli style) >Sax (Barton style) >Clarinet >Oboe horn >Orch Oboe >Musette >Vox Humana >String Celeste (not installed yet) > >Through 12 channels. > >Main is in the hall and the solo and pedal are in the living room, The >console is in the family room. The sound is quite good. >Don Becker (Sonic Creations) is the man to get in touch with, I >believe he is >building a large organ with about 20 ranks.     Details Please! (keyers, tone generators, how it's unified, if it's unified)   Jason Comet bombarde8@juno.com |\ | \ O   _____________________________________________________________________ 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: Update on "Encore" and Passport Designs (X-posted) From: Ron Yost <musik@tcsn.net> Date: Wed, 19 Aug 1998 22:43:31 -0700   Hi Friends!   Several members of this list use the music notation program "Encore" by Passport Designs. Passport went bankrupt not long ago, leaving customers 'hanging'. Well, their assets have been purchased by G-VOX Entertainment and the Passport products will be available again soon .. as will support for current users of Passport products.   I promised to keep you updated as soon as I knew of the final disposition of Passport's assets. :)   The G-VOX website is:     http://www.gvox.com/   This is the 'statement' regarding this from the G-VOX website:   PASSPORT DESIGNS LIVES!   G-VOX Entertainment has acquired Passport Designs, Inc. of Foster City, CA.- one of the leading brand names in music software for amateurs and professionals. G-VOX acquired Passport in U.S. Bankruptcy Court against a rival bid submitted by Coda Music Technology, Inc., and the announcement of the acquisition was made July 31, 1998, by Nathaniel Weiss, President of G-VOX.   The dynamic combination of G-VOX and Passport now positions G-VOX as one of the country's leading developers and manufacturers of music entertainment, composition, and education software. G-VOX plans to co-market Passport products alongside its existing G-VOX line and capitalize on the combined sales and marketing strength, in order to expand the distribution of both brands. Also, G-VOX plans to use Passport's proprietary music software engines to expand its own product line; and expand the level of interactive music composition, entertainment and education services it offers on its website. Passport's desktop music publishing products are some of the most widely used and well-respected in the industry, including Encore, Master Tracks Pro, and MusicTime.   G-VOX plans to continue making the current Passport products available on an ongoing basis, and will reinstate tech support for Passport as soon as possible. G-VOX has every intention of continuing and supporting the Passport line, and expanding on it in future development. Please be patient while we restore the quality of Passport products and service to which you are accustomed. We'll keep you posted. If you'd like to be added to our mailing list and be kept abreast of future Passport developments, please send an e-mail to passport@gvox.com   -- End of statement   Ron Yost, Paso Robles, Calif.