PipeChat Digest #498 - Tuesday, August 25, 1998
 
Re: Looking for organ pipes
  by <DAVE_MCCLELLAN@HP-USA-om1.om.hp.com>
Silent Movie Mondays
  by "Wildhirt, Richard" <Richard.Wildhirt@PSS.Boeing.com>
you are invited
  by "Bill Brandes" <info@knox-consulting-group.com>
Eerie Organ Ghost Story
  by <TonyIn219@aol.com>
Re: Eerie Organ Ghost Story
  by "Ralph Martin" <rmartinjr@email.msn.com>
Re: Eerie Organ Ghost Story
  by "S LaManna" <slamanna@hotmail.com>
Re: Eerie Organ Ghost Story
  by "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com>
Re: TO consoles
  by "Jason D. Comet" <bombarde8@juno.com>
Wilma Jensen
  by "Emily D. Woods" <sesquialtera@hotmail.com>
Re: Wilma Jensen
  by "Dr. Darryl Miller" <OrganDok@safari.net>
 


(back) Subject: Re: Looking for organ pipes From: DAVE_MCCLELLAN@HP-USA-om1.om.hp.com Date: Mon, 24 Aug 1998 06:58:06 -0400   Ralph Martin wrote:   "There are a lot of those old Conn pipes things around the country gathering dust. <snip>   I'll bet you could get a set for a song if you call around some old dealers."   My experience is that individuals often ask $100-200 EACH for even small sets (I paid $400 for a pair, and felt lucky to get them). You might luck into some if the seller is ignorant of their value, or as recently posted, at auction or estate sales. Dealers, at least locally, usually pair them up with used organs and (like Leslies) will not sell them separately.   Dave    
(back) Subject: Silent Movie Mondays From: "Wildhirt, Richard" <Richard.Wildhirt@PSS.Boeing.com> Date: Mon, 24 Aug 1998 08:19:10 -0700   Tonight I have the privilege of going to the Seattle Paramount to watch the last of their three Silent Movie Mondays (http://www.theparamount.com/movies.html).   Dennis James will be on the bench of the recently refurbished 4/20 Wurlitzer (http://www.pstos.org/instruments/wa/seattle/paramount/stoplist_current. htm). The movie is "Safety Last" with Harold Lloyd. Should be fun. I'll give you a review tomorrow. ____________________________________ Fac ut vivas. Rich Wildhirt Renton/Seattle Project Management & Integration Planning The Boeing Company (425) 234-8051  
(back) Subject: you are invited From: "Bill Brandes" <info@knox-consulting-group.com> Date: Mon, 24 Aug 1998 13:17:09 -0400   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=_NextPart_000_0011_01BDCF61.8013CAC0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Internationally acclaimed organist and composer David Pettit will be = guest artist for the dedication recital of the new Rodgers 960 digital = organ at 4:00pm, Sunday, September 13, 1998, First Congregational United = Church of Christ, 200 North Main Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio. Winner of = the Bertha Bauer Organ Competition, Mr. Pettit received a full = scholarship and graduated from the University of Cincinnati College = Conservatory of Music. Subsequently he studied in Paris with Naji Hakim, = noted French composer and Organiste Titulaire at the Eglise de la = Trinite. In a career spanning more than 20 years, Mr. Pettit has = appeared throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, = Japan and the West Indies. His compositions have premiered at Westwood = First Presbyterian Church in Cincinnati where he served as organist for = 11 years, with the Middletown Symphony Orchestra and at the Europaische = Kirchenmusik in Germany. In addition to solo performing and composition, = Mr. Pettit has joined Alan Siebert, professor of trumpet at the = Cincinnati Conservatory in duo of organ and trumpet. They have completed = a concert tour of the United States and have been featured on Public = Radio's "Pipedreams." They have released a CD on the Integra label = titled "Hornpipes." The new organ will be dedicated during this recital. = A reception will follow. This promises to be an exciting event in the = life of the church as we rejoice and praise God through the gift of = music. Sincerely, Bill Brandes - Congregation member. Church organist is = Barbara W. Smith.   KNOX CONSULTING GROUP Providing Non-Profit and Religious Organizations with Planning, Marketing, Fundraising=20 and Development Strategies. Bill Brandes & John Ryerson 111 East Chestnut Street Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 Voice - 740.392.6750 http://www.knox-consulting-group.com   ------=_NextPart_000_0011_01BDCF61.8013CAC0 Content-Type: text/html; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD W3 HTML//EN"> <HTML> <HEAD>   <META content=3Dtext/html;charset=3Diso-8859-1 = http-equiv=3DContent-Type> <META content=3D'"MSHTML 4.71.1712.3"' name=3DGENERATOR> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT color=3D#0000ff size=3D2>Internationally acclaimed organist = and composer=20 David Pettit will be guest artist for the dedication recital of the new = Rodgers=20 960 digital organ at 4:00pm, Sunday, September 13, 1998, First = Congregational=20 United Church of Christ, 200 North Main Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio. = Winner of=20 the Bertha Bauer Organ Competition, Mr. Pettit received a full = scholarship and=20 graduated from the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of = Music.=20 Subsequently he studied in Paris with Naji Hakim, noted French composer = and=20 Organiste Titulaire at the Eglise de la Trinite. </FONT><FONT = color=3D#0000ff=20 size=3D2>In a career spanning more than 20 years, Mr. Pettit has = appeared=20 throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan and the = West=20 Indies. His compositions have premiered at Westwood First Presbyterian = Church in=20 Cincinnati where he served as organist for 11 years, with the Middletown =   Symphony Orchestra and at the Europaische Kirchenmusik in Germany. = </FONT><FONT=20 color=3D#0000ff size=3D2>In addition to solo performing and composition, = Mr. Pettit=20 has joined Alan Siebert, professor of trumpet at the Cincinnati = Conservatory in=20 duo of organ and trumpet. They have completed a concert tour of the = United=20 States and have been featured on Public Radio's &quot;Pipedreams.&quot; = They=20 have released a CD on the Integra label titled &quot;Hornpipes.&quot;=20 </FONT><FONT color=3D#0000ff size=3D2>The new organ will be dedicated = during this=20 recital. A reception will follow. This promises to be an exciting event = in the=20 life of the church as we rejoice and praise God through the gift of = music.=20 Sincerely, Bill Brandes - Congregation member. Church organist is = Barbara W.=20 Smith.</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#0000ff size=3D2>KNOX CONSULTING GROUP<BR>Providing=20 Non-Profit<BR>and Religious Organizations<BR>with Planning, Marketing,=20 Fundraising <BR>and Development Strategies.</FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#0000ff size=3D2>Bill Brandes &amp; John = Ryerson<BR>111 East=20 Chestnut Street<BR>Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050<BR>Voice - = 740.392.6750<BR><A=20 href=3D"http://www.knox-consulting-group.com">http://www.knox-consulting-= group.com</A></FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=_NextPart_000_0011_01BDCF61.8013CAC0--    
(back) Subject: Eerie Organ Ghost Story From: <TonyIn219@aol.com> Date: Mon, 24 Aug 1998 14:04:22 EDT   Eerie Organ/MMD Ghost Stories anyone?   As most of you know, I have an analog Lowrey Symphonic Theatre Organ for= =0Apracticing in my home. My organ belonged to a woman who purchased it n= ew. She=0Aplayed it almost every day for 25 years, even throughout her fi= nal illness.=0AApparently, this instrument brought her great joy, and the= built-in cassette=0Adeck has a tape made by her.   I purchased the organ soon after she passed away.   About a month ago, a friend and I were sitting in my =93music room=94 and= suddenly=0Ashe jumped. She explained to me that she felt a cold draft be= hind her, turned,=0Aand THOUGHT she saw an old woman out of the corner of= her eye -- sitting at my=0Aorgan.   We laughed about it and it was quickly forgotten.   Last night, a friend spent the night on the sofa in the music room. When = I=0Aawoke this morning, I found that he had already made coffee. He told = me that=0Ahe awoke in the middle of the night, opened his eyes, and saw a= n old woman=0Asitting at my organ. She got up, walked across the room, th= rough the living=0Aroom, and, according to him, walked out the door and h= e heard the door close=0Abehind her. When he got up to see if the door wa= s unlocked, he said he felt a=0Acold draft by the organ. After that, he w= as scared to death and couldn=92t=0Asleep.   I noticed this morning that the door was unlocked (even though I distinct= ly=0Aremember locking it last night).   Coincidentally, I am putting my home on the market next Monday, and I=92m= not=0Acertain that I want to take the organ with me. My friend feels tha= t maybe the=0Aold lady wants to play it a few more times for fear that I = might cut it up and=0Amake it into a blanket chest, salad bar or writing = desk.   Normally, I=92d shrug off the above story. But twice in one month? It is = kind of=0Aodd. . .   Does anyone else have eerie, surreal or supernatural stories about their = own=0Aorgan? I=92d be very interested in hearing them.   Thanks!   John Carrington Chesterton, Indiana    
(back) Subject: Re: Eerie Organ Ghost Story From: "Ralph Martin" <rmartinjr@email.msn.com> Date: Mon, 24 Aug 1998 14:34:35 -0400   HI John When I played the old ABC show weekly, my tempos were so slow my peers thought I was at least half dead. ....but I've never heard of an experience such as you mention. It sort of borders into the metaphysical. Why not bring the organ with you and let the old lady have a few more cracks at it? Just tell people that she's your maiden aunt from Peoria and she only likes to play at night. Try not, though, to say anything bad about her playing. It may dispose her to really swing into action.   best Ralph Martin        
(back) Subject: Re: Eerie Organ Ghost Story From: "S LaManna" <slamanna@hotmail.com> Date: Mon, 24 Aug 1998 12:11:31 PDT   John.....   Quick....call the parish priest!!!   It will take you at least 1-2 years to get approval from the monsignor, bishop, archbishop, cardinal and pope for the exorcism rites...   Better yet, call Paramount and sell the movie rights....they are re-releasing the Exorcist this fall and will be looking to cash in on a sequel...   :-)   Steve       ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Eerie Organ Ghost Story From: "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com> Date: Mon, 24 Aug 1998 17:33:52 -0400   Greetings Listers,=20   John Carrington's message sent shivers up my spine. Yes indeed, I have a= n ``organ ghost story'' that really happened. =20   A number of years ago several organist friends and I were practicing for = a Halloween concert in Loewe's State Theatre in downtown Syracuse. I was o= n stage and two fellow musicians were at the organ console. All of a sudde= n a woman in a white flowing gown appeared and started to move slowly throu= gh the rows in the balcony of the Theatre. My two friends looked at me and made the comment that I looked like I'd seen a ghost! (Not funny, Mcgee!= )=20 I just kept looking at the balcony and asked them to turn around, look up at the balcony and to tell me if they had noticed something strange. All three of us froze and watched as this female figure continued to move through the rows, levitate a bit, then moved out through the side exit.=20 Needless to say, we all proceeded to move on out take a long lunch break!   I found out a few weeks later that we had seen ``Claire'' -- the ghost of the Landmark Theatre. Some say that she was an actress, (and a bad one a= t that), who became jealous at other performing artists and would appear in several areas of the Theatre. =20   She has been known to cause many a performance to begin late because of unexplained ``technical difficulties''. =20   And, to end this TRUE event -- our Halloween adventure DID begin late in the performance because -- the organ would not start. No one could figur= e out why. After about five minutes, the instrument mysteriously started.=20 ``Technical difficulties''!   Anyone else with an unexplained ``ghostly'' organ happening?   ``Well, shiver my tibias!''   Regards,   Bonnie Beth Derby Syracuse, New York orge@dreamscape.com           =20           =20     =20     ---------- Eerie Organ/MMD Ghost Stories anyone?     ......He told me that he awoke in the middle of the night, opened his eyes= , and saw an old woman sitting at my organ. She got up, walked across the room, through the livi= ng room, and, according to him, walked out the door and he heard the door close behind her. When he got up to see if the door was unlocked, he said he fe= lt a cold draft by the organ. After that, he was scared to death and couldn=92= t sleep.   Does anyone else have eerie, surreal or supernatural stories about their own organ? I=92d be very interested in hearing them.   John Carrington Chesterton, Indiana      
(back) Subject: Re: TO consoles From: bombarde8@juno.com (Jason D. Comet) Date: Sun, 23 Aug 1998 15:56:12 -0400   >Devtronix used to sell plans - have you tried the Theatre Organ >classifieds   Where is that? I'm not a member of any TO thing. Just AGO.   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: Wilma Jensen From: "Emily D. Woods" <sesquialtera@hotmail.com> Date: Mon, 24 Aug 1998 17:42:08 PDT   Hello listers!   It's been a long absence from the list and chat room for me, so most of you probably don't even remember me. I've been awfully busy lately; going off to college is a hectic process! Anyway, to refresh your memory about my identity, I'm an (almost) 18 year old organist who has been taking lessons as an organ apprentice at my Methodist church in western Kentucky. Now, as a freshman at Vanderbilt University, I'm in close proximity to Wilma Jensen. I'm completely undecided as to the direction I will take my "collegiate career," but I was interested in possibly meeting Ms Jensen. I was wondering, for those of you who know her personally or have met her.. Is she approachable? I mean, as a non-music major, would she be willing to talk to me if I introduced myself sometime? Any advice/opinions will be helpful. Thanks!   Emily Woods Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN   ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Wilma Jensen From: "Dr. Darryl Miller" <OrganDok@safari.net> Date: Mon, 24 Aug 1998 22:27:32 -0400   Hi, Emily!   Wilma and I are good friends. You should call her Miss Jensen when you speak with her. I'm not sure what you want to do -- just visit with her or take some lessons or what? If you have transportation, you should attend her church (St. George's Episcopal Church on Harding Road) and you will hear a wonnnnnnnnnnnnderful choir and a wonnnnnnnnnnnnderful organ played very well. She is a brilliant musician.   She is very approachable and a very nice woman. She's a grandmother, so I'm sure she'll enjoy your company!   Yours,   Darryl Miller Fort Lauderdale, Florida (who just returned from Nashville)