PipeChat Digest #500 - Thursday, August 27, 1998
Re:Safety Last
  by <MUSCUR@aol.com>
Re: Wilma Jensen
  by "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com>
Re: Eerie Organ Ghost Story
  by <HFMUSIC@bellsouth.net>
Convincing the School...Please Help!!
  by "Kevin Cartwright" <kevin1@alaweb.com>
Shrine Kilgen pressures raised
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
Re: Convincing the School...Please Help!!
  by <ComposerTX@aol.com>

(back) Subject: Re:Safety Last From: <MUSCUR@aol.com> Date: Wed, 26 Aug 1998 12:15:10 EDT   In a message dated 98-08-26 04:54:03 EDT, you write:   Hey, thanks for the lovely review - it was almost like being there again! There is one part I would like to address fill in some additional information that could have led the uninformed reader a bit astray. The cipher was not on the Vox Humana (a quiet rank easily masked by closing that chamber and playing the music transposed to its key on the other side until they pulled the pipe), but on the mid-upper range of the Brass Trumpet in the Solo Chamber of course so loud that to mask it for more than a few chase-down moments (by playing the music in key and popping its triggering keyboard note) was doubtful at best. The "big deal" show pause and attention-drawing repair delay was actually a carry over from the first show (which apparently you didn't attend) when we had a gigantic Tuba Mirabilis cipher that the technician had no intention whatsover of climbing up to repair- and he would have left it blaring away for the 1/2 hour remaining until intermission (for repair, one would think, then) .. . . so I show-biz humorously forced him up out of his seat and with great pep talk support and audience cheering supported getting it repaired. The same thing again . . . and the same humorous public reminder. The meaning behind the event to communicate here . . . one does not lightly decide to stop a show ever, and there are many factors that go into the decision of making such a pause part of the act.   Dennis James  
(back) Subject: Re: Wilma Jensen From: "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com> Date: Wed, 26 Aug 1998 13:06:19 -0400   Hi Emily and Fellow `Pipers',   After arriving home from vacation and doing some reading on the e-mail I came across several postings on Wilma Jensen - a wonderful all-around musician in my book. Just to let you all know that there is a SUPERB new CD on PRO ORGANO titled ``Music at St. George's'' featuring choral and organ music from St. George's Episcopal Church, Nashville, Tennessee, - Wilma Jensen, organist and conductor. Included is ``Gabriel's Oboe'', and ``On Earth as it is in Heaven'' from `The Mission' of Ennio Morricone; ``Cortege et Litanie'' by Dupre; the beautiful setting of ``Ubi Caritas'' by Durufle; and music of Reger, Elgar, Roger-Ducasse, Handel, Stephen Paulus, Geoffrey Burgon, and Philip Wilby. A super recording - not to me missed!!   Best regards,   Bonnie Beth Derby Producer/Host: `Orgelwerke' & `Choral Traditions' - WCNY Classic FM Organist: First Church of Christ, Scientist Syracuse, New York      
(back) Subject: Re: Eerie Organ Ghost Story From: HFMUSIC@bellsouth.net Date: Wed, 26 Aug 1998 16:10:05 -0400   Wow! What a great sequel for the Exorcist. The organ console coming up out of the pit and making a slow 360-turn, then spewing green goo out of low CCC; I guess that would be the contra-guacaphone! bruce cornely   S LaManna wrote:   > 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 > > "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: Convincing the School...Please Help!! From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Wed, 26 Aug 1998 20:09:11 -0500   Theatre Organ People:   Without telling anyone, I've been engaged in a little campaign to install a theatre organ in the 1000 seat school auditorium that will be part of the new Greenville High School building (opening next summer). I have had good reception to the idea, and many questions. So far, all they have is my opinion, and I've come to the point where I think it is best to do a little writeup for the "powers that be" about the following:   1. Revenue to be gained by using the organ. 2. Type of crowd that attends concerts. 3. How to get a [sell out] crowd to attend, AND/OR general positive community reaction. 4. General opportunities and advantages of having a theatre organ. 5. About other high schools with theatre organs and their many uses.   Please keep in mind that this auditorium will also be a "community stage" as well as it's main purpose. (By writing to me privately, I automatically assume you are giving me permission to quote your words in a persuasive letter [unless otherwise noted], and give your name and e-mail address for reference of the administration.)   Also, if anyone has a theatre pipe organ they would like to donate for a nice tax write-off, the school (represented by me) would be interested in the situation (Eastern U.S. only please, unless you can deliver). Any response to this subject would be greatly appreciated. As well, the principal of my high school was interested in the Dickinson Kimball situation. Anyone involved in that area (and any other existing school-theatre organ situations) would be welcome to send comments.   MANY THANKS,   Kevin Cartwright Greenville, Alabama kevin1@alaweb.com    
(back) Subject: Shrine Kilgen pressures raised From: <ScottFop@aol.com> Date: Wed, 26 Aug 1998 21:23:59 EDT   WOW what a difference! The two Swell pedal offsets, Great main chests and Pedal offsets have now been raised in addition to the Choir main and pedal offsets. What a vast difference in the sound! My friend Steve Schlesing went downstairs and across the rotunda to listen and said "my GOD!"   The Kilgen now has a presence in the room it never had before and a LOT MORE pedal bass. It now has a broad, massive sound while not being THAT loud overall, actually- it's a really good sound when played full. And the Swell main chests still have to be raised in pressure (when the new springs arrive and are mounted) and the Solo still has to go back in from being releathered. Then the Antiphonal will be reconnected and I cannot wait to hear (and see) the end results.   If I am this happy with only four of eight divisions playing- what will it be like when the whole organ is operable again??? Wow- I can't wait!   Scott Foppiano  
(back) Subject: Re: Convincing the School...Please Help!! From: <ComposerTX@aol.com> Date: Wed, 26 Aug 1998 22:46:25 EDT   Kevin, There's no use in re-inventing the wheel! Contact the folks at the Dickenson Theatre Organ Society, in Wilmington, Delaware. Bob and the crew are friendly and helpful, and you can glean LOTS of information as to making an "arrangement" with the local school, and making things work for both of you. All the best, Danny Ray, Dallas ComposerTX