PipeChat Digest #619 - Thursday, December 3, 1998
 
BBC-Moller Jpeg-files
  by "Aida van de Brake" <Celeste@cable.A2000.nl>
A Rochester TO Concert Reminder (cross-posted)
  by "Ken Evans" <kevans1@rochester.rr.com>
Re: Advent Music
  by <JKVDP@aol.com>
Re: BBC-Moller Jpeg-files
  by <GRSCoLVR@aol.com>
Re: Advent Organ music
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
Re: Advent Organ music
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Roxy- cross listed
  by <RSiegel920@aol.com>
Questions
  by "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com>
Roxy organs
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: Advent Organ music
  by <CymbaleIII@aol.com>
RE: Roxy organs
  by "William Coale" <wcoale@tir.com>
Advent Organ music
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: Advent Organ music
  by <Afreed0904@aol.com>
Roxy
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: Questions
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
Re: Advent Organ music
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
Re: Advent Organ music
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
 


(back) Subject: BBC-Moller Jpeg-files From: Aida van de Brake <Celeste@cable.A2000.nl> Date: Wed, 02 Dec 1998 19:51:37 +0100   To everyone interested:   I scanned pages 146 through 184 of Reginald Foort's 'The Cinema Organ', describing in detail his touring Moller, later BBC and VARA theatre organ. The files contain 20 b/w pictures. The 19 jpeg files together are 4 MB.   I'm afraid one page is missing (2 sides).   If you're interested, just mail me. And let me know if you can't unzip (so I know I have to send them un-zipped).     Aida, Zaandam, Holland.  
(back) Subject: A Rochester TO Concert Reminder (cross-posted) From: "Ken Evans" <kevans1@rochester.rr.com> Date: Wed, 2 Dec 1998 13:51:17 -0500   Just a reminder that Saturday, Dec. 5th is coming fast! That is the day that the Rochester (NY) Theater Organ Society is proud to present the very-talented and famed theater organist Dan Bellomy. The console of the RTOS 4/22 Wurlitzer, with Dan on the bench, will rise from the pit at 8 p.m. in the 2574-seat Auditorium Center at 875 Main St, East, Rochester.   The ticket price is only $10 each for non-members and free to 1998 and 1999 RTOS members. The box office will open at 7 p.m. and the inside theater doors will swing open at 7:15.   The Saturday Rochester forecast is for a high of 60. An ideal day for traveling here for a very special evening of musical enjoyment. Driving directions from east, west and south to the Auditorium Center at 875 Main St. East in Rochester, Dan Bellomy's biographical information, RTOS membership information, pipe chamber photos and the photos of the recently restored 4-manual console plus the RTOS Wurlitzer stoplist can be found at http://theatreorgans.com/rochestr/.   We hope to see you here in our audience on Dec. 5th. And don't bother to bring your skis!   Regards, Ken Evans-RTOS Director      
(back) Subject: Re: Advent Music From: JKVDP@aol.com Date: Wed, 2 Dec 1998 14:19:11 EST   It has been many years since I did not play "For Advent" from Pieces d' Orgue by Dom Paul Benoit published by J. Fischer and Bro. I remember many years ago in College this volume mysteriously showed up. Because no organ was available at the moment, a friend and I sat down and played (four hands) the volume all the way through and we were totally awed by the marvelous settings of plainsong and folksong! Jerry in Seattle  
(back) Subject: Re: BBC-Moller Jpeg-files From: GRSCoLVR@aol.com Date: Wed, 2 Dec 1998 14:45:04 EST   Hello Aida-- I would very much like to have the files on the travelling organ,,and I have the ability to unzip files,   Thank you so much.   -Roc  
(back) Subject: Re: Advent Organ music From: DRAWKNOB@aol.com Date: Wed, 2 Dec 1998 17:40:02 EST   I have two questions, of little importance, but nonetheless I would like some feedback.   They are:   1) This last Sunday, during the processional hymn one of the elderly choir members fell flat on her face (right beside the organ) while entering the choir stalls. It was quite a distraction and it took a bit for the others to get her up. My question is: Should I have stopped playing to render aid?   2) This next Sunday I am playing Fugue in e-minor BWV 533 - J.S. Bach, I am toying with the idea of listing it in the bulletin as "The Watchman's Fugue". My question is: Would this be inappropriate?   In advance, thanks for your advice!   John A. Gambill, Jr. Organist/Choirmaster Oak Cliff Christian Church Dallas, Texas  
(back) Subject: Re: Advent Organ music From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Wed, 2 Dec 1998 18:47:57 -0500 (EST)   >I have two questions, of little importance.... Oh goodie! we thrive on these....   >1) This last Sunday, during the processional > hymn one of the elderly choir members fell >flat on her face (right beside the organ) while > entering the choir stalls. > Should I have stopped playing to render aid? As long as there were others there to help her, it probably saved her more embarrassment that you continued playing. In this kind of instance, I would say let your conscience be your guide. At the time, a spontaneous decision is probably going to be the right one. There really is no right answer. My gut instinct tells me that I would stop playing, but it probably would depend upon what else is happening; i.e., others right there to help.   >2) This next Sunday I am playing Fugue in > e-minor BWV 533 - J.S. Bach, I am toying > with the idea of listing it in the bulletin as "The > Watchman's Fugue". My question is: Would > this be inappropriate? I don't think it would be inappropriate, especially if you include a note as to why it is so named. And don't forget that this is appropriate for Advent, and you can underscore the use of "Watchman, tell us of the night". But, while your having fun with "watchman" horn themes, don't get carried away and do the "Imperial" margarin fanfare at the elevation: do do do DOOOO!   ........................bruce cornely........................ o o o o ______________ o o o o d o g s ______________ o o h o o a o o ______________ o o p s   ............. cremona84000@webtv.net ............     No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as a dog does. -- Christopher Morley    
(back) Subject: Roxy- cross listed From: RSiegel920@aol.com Date: Wed, 2 Dec 1998 20:57:15 EST   Is anyone out there in T.O. cyber-land aware what became of the three organs and five consoles originally located in the Roxy in NYC? Thanks & Regards R. J. Siegel  
(back) Subject: Questions From: "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com> Date: Wed, 2 Dec 1998 21:49:43 -0500   I would say to the question of aiding the choir member, that enough others were around to help, and to keep playing would draw less attention to the person who fell, who was probably totally embarrassed, and would keep the congregation busy singing instead of gawking. If no one else was close by, then yes, stop and render assistance. The pastor should take the lead in this case, and announce any change.   As for the second question, I would not change the title of the Bach piece, to do so would be unprofessional, in my opinion.   I played a wedding where the best man (father of the groom) passed out while I was playing the "Lord's Prayer" just before the Benediction. he hit his head on the pulpit, and had to be carried over to the side. The minister motioned for me to keep playing, and the wedding was completed, while someone stayed with the man. He needed sutures in his head and had to go to the hospital instead of the reception. A good reason not to drink all afternoon before an evening wedding, as I found out afterwards.   Judy Ollikkala  
(back) Subject: Roxy organs From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Wed, 2 Dec 1998 22:13:42 -0500   Hi, Rsiegel... I am only aware of the main 5 manual Kimball console wound up in a large hotel in Albequerque, N.M.. Kay McAbee played the console--I don't think the organ was THE Roxy Kimball. The Roxy Kimball fated the disaster of a melting ice rink on the Roxy stage. The pipe chambers were below the stage. Two things here-- 1-NEVER put ice on a theatre stage...2-Never install chambers under the stage. Very bad sound when the orchestra lift was raised. By the way...the three consoles played one Kimball. Lew White, C.A.J. Parmentier, and #3 escapes me.    
(back) Subject: Re: Advent Organ music From: CymbaleIII@aol.com Date: Wed, 2 Dec 1998 22:10:11 EST   I'm new to the listserver so bare with me.   >1) This last Sunday, during the processional > hymn one of the elderly choir members fell >flat on her face (right beside the organ) while > entering the choir stalls. > Should I have stopped playing to render aid?   I was always told that the organ music is the glue that holds a service together. I feel you did the right thing since there was other people helping her. You provided much needed continuity to a disruption to the service.   --Robin  
(back) Subject: RE: Roxy organs From: "William Coale" <wcoale@tir.com> Date: Wed, 2 Dec 1998 22:49:20 -0500   Roxy Organist #3 was Dezso Von D'Antalffy There are wonderful pictures of the 5 Kimball consoles and three staff organists in Ben Hall's book "The Best Remaining Seats"   Regards, Bill    
(back) Subject: Advent Organ music From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Wed, 2 Dec 1998 23:13:38 -0500 (EST)   =A0>I'm new to the listserver so bare with me. Oh gee! I think that is another list! hehehe   Perhaps at our Pipechat Christmas party!!!!     ........................bruce cornely........................ o o o o ______________ o o o o d o g s ______________ o o h o o a o o ______________ o o p s   ............. cremona84000@webtv.net ............     No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as a dog does. -- Christopher Morley    
(back) Subject: Re: Advent Organ music From: Afreed0904@aol.com Date: Wed, 2 Dec 1998 23:20:23 EST   Just opinions:   In a message dated 12.2.98 5:44:17 PM, DRAWKNOB@aol.com writes:   <<1) This last Sunday, during the processional hymn one of the elderly choir members fell flat on her face (right beside the organ) while entering the choir stalls. It was quite a distraction and it took a bit for the others to get her up. My question is: Should I have stopped playing to render aid?   I'd say that if you stopping and assisting would make a significant difference, stop and assist. If those with her were doing as much as could be done, keep going to minimize disruption that would only increase the lady's embarrassment.   2) This next Sunday I am playing Fugue in e-minor BWV 533 - J.S. Bach, I am toying with the idea of listing it in the bulletin as "The Watchman's Fugue". My question is: Would this be inappropriate? >>   No. You might have a bulletin note explaining about "watching" in Advent. I think it's a neat idea.   Alan Freed    
(back) Subject: Roxy From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Thu, 3 Dec 1998 00:07:10 -0500   Thanks Mr. Coale... No wonder I couldn't think of that last name--my goodness, what a mouthful!..I had Best Remaining Seats. I loaned it to someone years ago. The rest is history. Rick    
(back) Subject: Re: Questions From: DRAWKNOB@aol.com Date: Thu, 3 Dec 1998 01:44:24 EST   In a message dated 12/2/98 8:54:12 PM Central Standard Time, 71431.2534@compuserve.com writes:   << A good reason not to drink all afternoon before an evening wedding, as I found out afterwards. >>   Sage advice, thank you!!   John  
(back) Subject: Re: Advent Organ music From: DRAWKNOB@aol.com Date: Thu, 3 Dec 1998 01:46:05 EST   In a message dated 12/2/98 9:16:40 PM Central Standard Time, CymbaleIII@aol.com writes:   << I was always told that the organ music is the glue that holds a service together. I feel you did the right thing since there was other people helping her. You provided much needed continuity to a disruption to the service. --Robin >>   Thanks Robin, that's the jist of my replies... I'm glad I did the right thing!   John  
(back) Subject: Re: Advent Organ music From: DRAWKNOB@aol.com Date: Thu, 3 Dec 1998 01:49:56 EST   In a message dated 12/2/98 10:25:16 PM Central Standard Time, Afreed0904@aol.com writes:   << I'd say that if you stopping and assisting would make a significant difference, stop and assist. If those with her were doing as much as could be done, keep going to minimize disruption that would only increase the lady's embarrassment. >> This next Sunday I am playing Fugue in e-minor BWV 533 - J.S. Bach, I am toying with the idea of listing it in the bulletin as "The Watchman's Fugue". My question is: Would this be inappropriate? >>   No. You might have a bulletin note explaining about "watching" in Advent. I think it's a neat idea.   Thanks Allen, Good Advice!   John