PipeChat Digest #236 - Friday, February 6, 1998
 
Re: "Diapason"
  by <DM726@delphi.com>
Re: Erie Organ :-)
  by Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com>
Recipe of an Earthquake
  by Richard Wolf <floww@webtv.net>
Re: VOICER NEEDED FOR ORLANDO PROJECT
  by Robert Rusczyk <rusczyk@ix.netcom.com>
Re: Virgil Fox
  by Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com>
Dr. Phibes
  by Jillian K. Schultheis <organgeek@geocities.com>
Re: Fred McFeeley(sp) Rogers
  by Jillian K. Schultheis <organgeek@geocities.com>
Pregnant Pauses & Fletcher Festival Toccata
  by gregory@mke.earthreach.com <gregory@mke.earthreach.com>
Re: Recipe of an Earthquake
  by Bob Loesch <rrloesch@jps.net>
TV organ thing
  by Jillian K. Schultheis <organgeek@geocities.com>
Re: Recipe of an Earthquake
  by Richard Wolf <floww@webtv.net>
Free Copy of The Diapason...
  by Ron Yost <musik@tcsn.net>
Sorry for the double posting :(
  by Ron Yost <musik@tcsn.net>
It sounds familiar...I just can't place it!
  by Stanley Lowkis <nstarfil@mediaone.net>
Postludes, preludes, and showing off/out
  by Glenda <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com>
Re: British Comedy
  by Dan Wilkinson <dandub@gte.net>
Re: British Comedy
  by Dan Wilkinson <dandub@gte.net>
Re: Recipe of an Earthquake
  by Bob Loesch <rrloesch@jps.net>
Re: "Diapason"
  by bruce cornely <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: British Comedy
  by Richard Wolf <floww@webtv.net>
Re: Pregnant Pauses & Fletcher Festival Toccata
  by bruce cornely <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: TV organ thing
  by bruce cornely <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: Postludes, preludes, and showing off/out
  by <FireAlarmz@aol.com>
Re: "Diapason"
  by <SCoonrod@aol.com>
Re: Pregnant Pauses & Fletcher Festival Toccata
  by Bob Loesch <rrloesch@jps.net>
Re: Multiple Preludes
  by <SCoonrod@aol.com>
Re: Pregnant Pauses & Fletcher Festival Toccata
  by <FireAlarmz@aol.com>
Re: Pregnant Pauses & Fletcher Festival Toccata
  by Judy A. Ollikkala <71431.2534@compuserve.com>
Lower membership rates in AGO (Was: Re: TAO/Diapason)
  by Patricia R. Maimone <patmai@juno.com>
Play REUBKE on a SCHLICKER? (was Re: Pregnant Pauses & Fletcher Festival 
  by Ken <mewzishn@spec.net>
Re: Lower membership rates in AGO (Was: Re: TAO/Diapason)
  by Stanley Lowkis <nstarfil@mediaone.net>
 


(back) Subject: Re: "Diapason" From: DM726@delphi.com Date: Thu, 05 Feb 1998 19:57:03 -0500 (EST)   There was just a free offer recently for a sample copy of The Diapason. posted on one of the lists I quote the instructions; "For a free sample issue, fax your request to the editor, 847-390-0408; or e-mail to : 70771.1047@compuserve.com. Be sure to include your mailing address. Include the words "Free Copy" in your message. For the updated Organlink file, "Ogran Link" Hipe this helps Dave McPeak  
(back) Subject: Re: Erie Organ :-) From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Thu, 05 Feb 1998 19:22:09 -0600   Jillian K. Schultheis wrote: > > The facade on that organ is wonderful... it is just so simple that it > catches the eye. Actually, I have about 5 pictures of the organ and it's > pipework in my locker at school! :) (heh, isn't that funny, and no > pictures of my friends!) > > Jill   Don't let them get too simple. I have been to churches where you don't notice the facade, and you don't know they have a pipe organ until you actually hear it. Then you look toward the sound, and say, hey, they have a little organ...   Kevin C. kevin1@alaweb.com  
(back) Subject: Recipe of an Earthquake From: floww@webtv.net (Richard Wolf) Date: Thu, 5 Feb 1998 19:38:22 -0600   Take one large 4/m organ : 1. Stir in full organ 2.Dump all music from rack 3. Insure each manual is struck 4.Reach for music on pedalboard 5.Fall off bench 6.Sit in middle of pedals causing an 8 on the Richter scale 7. Hit the general cancel button 8. Wear a paper bag to hide the crimson complexion   PS. This actuall happened to me.            
(back) Subject: Re: VOICER NEEDED FOR ORLANDO PROJECT From: rusczyk@ix.netcom.com (Robert Rusczyk) Date: Thu, 5 Feb 1998 19:39:33 -0600 (CST)   I would suggest someone who has a reputation for great theater organ finishing like Clark Wilson or Ed Zollman.......     You wrote: > > >On Mon, 19 Jan 98 11:26:25 -0500 steve.lamanna@tavsnet.com writes: >> >>Hi list... >> >>I attended the meeting of the central Florida Chapter of ATOS on >>Sunday to see >>what was up with the installation of the 3/22 at Lake Brantley High >>School... >> >>It is about 80% up and running.....and the chapter is now looking for   >>bids to >>voice the instrument on or around June...... >> >>We need some help and suggestions as to some likely canditates >>folks........any >>suggestions and/or contact info would be appreciated to me, as they >>have asked >>me to start assembling a couple of bids for this... >> > >>Steve LaManna >Dear Steve, > >I might suggest that you contact Richard Schneider of Schneider Pipe >Organs in Illinois. His email is <Arpncorn@Dave-World.net> > >Hope this helps > > >Douglas A. Campbell >Skaneateles, NY > >_____________________________________________________________________ >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] > > >"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: Re: Virgil Fox From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Thu, 05 Feb 1998 19:43:59 -0600   Jim H wrote: > > Kevin Cartwright wrote: > > > > Charles E. Brown wrote: > > > > > > I was reading some of the postings about Virgil Fox. I was a student of his > > > > > > C   > > I admit it. I didn't want anything to do with Tocatta and Fugue in D > > Minor until I heard him play it. That and Air for the G String. > > > > Kevin C. > > kevin1@alaweb.com > > > He could flat play them. You ought to listen to Bach: Great Organ > Works with Virgil Fox. He plays the Riverside organ and the one at The > Royal Albert Hall. Fantastic. > > Jim     Well, that was the first CD of organ music that I got. It has a yellow strip across the top with RCA Victrola in the left end. Just underneath there is: (centered) BACH GREAT ORGAN WORKS LES GRANDES OEUVRES POUR ORGUE - GROSSE ORGELWERKE VIRGIL FOX Then, underneath, there is a centered picture (not of an organ). The first two pieces were played on the Royal Albert Hall Organ, London, and the rest are on the Riverside Organ. The playlist goes something like this:   1. Tocatta and Fugue in D Minor* 8:42 2. "Little" Fugue in G Minor* 3:40 3. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring 4:05 4. Now We Thank Thee All Our God 3:39 5. Air for the G-String 4:10 6. Sheep May Safely Graze 6:34 7. Arioso (from Cantata No. 156) 4:33 8. Sleepers, Wake! 4:30   Virgil Fox, organist The Riverside Church Organ, New York City *The Royal Albert Hall Organ, London   Bla, Bla, Bla...   Kevin Cartwright Greenville, Alabama kevin1@alaweb.com  
(back) Subject: Dr. Phibes From: "Jillian K. Schultheis" <organgeek@geocities.com> Date: Thu, 05 Feb 1998 20:49:31 -0500   Thank you SO much for that info, Dick! :))) My dad and I have been tring to think of the name of that peice for years, and I never even thought of Mendelsshon. Sounds like something ol' Felix would write. The other day I taped it and started to write the music down. Just finished today. Great peice.   Thanks again, Jill  
(back) Subject: Re: Fred McFeeley(sp) Rogers From: "Jillian K. Schultheis" <organgeek@geocities.com> Date: Thu, 05 Feb 1998 21:04:17 -0500   Off topic, but I used to love Mr. McFeeley! :) I didn't know that came from Mr. Rodgers middle name. Nifty.   That's all, folks! Jill   P.S. I sent about 3 messages before this with REALLY bad typos.... Hope they didn't come through! J  
(back) Subject: Pregnant Pauses & Fletcher Festival Toccata From: "gregory@mke.earthreach.com" <gregory@mke.earthreach.com> Date: Thu, 5 Feb 98 20:20:54 -0600   I believe the composition that Bob L. is speaking about is the Festival Toccata by Percy Fletcher. Nice piece of music....BUT you have to have the appropriate instrument to play it. I believe it would sound like H _ LL on a thin toned small scaled tracker instrument.   You also need a number of general and divisional pistons to do the work justice. In other words, it calls for a lot of schmaltz!   Tom Gregory   P.S. No flames please....I have nothing against "thin toned small scaled trackers"....its just that the Fletcher won't work on them.   Percy Fletcher also wrote a composition called "Fountain Reverie". Again you need losts of celestes and in this case a well regulated vox humana to do the work justice.  
(back) Subject: Re: Recipe of an Earthquake From: Bob Loesch <rrloesch@jps.net> Date: Thu, 05 Feb 1998 18:13:50 -0800   At 19:38 2/5/98 -0600, you wrote: >Take one large 4/m organ : >1. Stir in full organ >2.Dump all music from rack >3. Insure each manual is struck >4.Reach for music on pedalboard >5.Fall off bench >6.Sit in middle of pedals causing an 8 >on the Richter scale >7. Hit the general cancel button >8. Wear a paper bag to hide the crimson >complexion > >PS. This actuall happened to me.   I sure can't top THAT! (and I wouldn't want to!) but I did slide onto the bass side of the well-polished Morton bench (they're not real big) at the pizza place I played in and continue sliding right off of the treble side... (and YES, there WERE people in the restaurant...)   Regards,   Bob        
(back) Subject: TV organ thing From: "Jillian K. Schultheis" <organgeek@geocities.com> Date: Thu, 05 Feb 1998 21:26:45 -0500   The other night on the Simpsons, Bart played a trick on the congregation and made the first hymn "Inna godda divida" by Iron Butterfly. The organist was sweating it out for the first 15 minutes or so, but she (of course, the old, crippled, decayed old lady who is totally tone deaf) passed out during the intrumental solos. The organ looked to be a 4 rank practice organ. With electronic sound, of course. (Don't you just love the public's opinion of this fine instrument???)   I better go before I pass out myself from typing too much... Jill  
(back) Subject: Re: Recipe of an Earthquake From: floww@webtv.net (Richard Wolf) Date: Thu, 5 Feb 1998 20:45:13 -0600   Re: Bob's experience at the Pizza Parlor.   I'll bet you were playing the minute waltz.   I arrived at church one Sunday to find a loyal and trustworthy choir member had thurougly waxed and buffed the whole console, bench and keys. I almost slid off the bench and you can imagine what it was like slipping all over the keys.  
(back) Subject: Free Copy of The Diapason... From: Ron Yost <musik@tcsn.net> Date: Thu, 05 Feb 1998 18:51:30 -0800   Dear Kevin .. :)   Here's a copy of a posting from PIPORG-L last week:   Hope THE DIAPASON doesn't mind my re-posting it here. In any event, send for the freebie ... I did! :)   Ron Yost, Paso Robles, Calif. ----------------------------------------   >Free copy of The Diapason and updated WWW OrganLink file. > > > >Free sample issue of THE DIAPASON is available. The February 1998 issue >contains: > >Feature articles: "Erben Organ Restoration, Huguenot Church, >Charleston, South Carolina, Knowlton Organ Co.," by Benjamin K. Williams; > >"Recording the Organ, Part 1: Basic Recording Techniques," by Joseph >Horning. > >Report on The University of Michigan's 37th annual Conference on Organ >Music, >by Dennis Schmidt. > >New Organs: > >Visser-Rowland, 11/20, St. Michael Lutheran Church, Omaha, >Nebraska (Cover); A.E. Schlueter, St. John's in the Wilderness, Flat Rock, >North Carolina (new Choir division); Faucher, III/25, First Congregational, >Camden, Maine; Aeolian-Skinner (op 1141) moved to Crystal Cathedral >Arboretum >(IV/82). > >Book reviews: "French Organ Music from the Revolution to Franck and Widor," >by >Lawrence Archbold and William Peterson, and "Bach Perspectives, Vo. 2," by >George Stauffer, both reviewed by James B. Hartman. > >New recordings: "Word Incarnate," the Chancel Choir of the Episcopal Church >of >the Incarnation, Dallas, Texas, reviewed by Bernard Durman; Michel Bouvard, >Couperin "Convent Mass," at Cintegabelle, France, reviewed by Sarah Mahler >Hughes. > >New organ music reviewed by Larry Schou, Bruce Neswick, Dennis Schmidt, and >Marcia Van Oyen. New choral music reviewed by James McCray. > >"Here & There" news, appointments, nunc dimittis; Carillon News by Brian >Swager; Harpsichord News by Larry Palmer. > >International Calendar of Events; extensive Classified Advertising section. > >For a free sample issue, fax your request to the Editor, 847/390-0408; >or e-mail to: 70771.1047@compuserve.com. Be sure to include your mailing >address... > >For a free copy, include the words "Free Copy" in your message. >For the updated OrganLink file, "Organ Link" > > >Thanks, > >Jerome Butera, Editor >Herb Huestis, Contributing Editor    
(back) Subject: Sorry for the double posting :( From: Ron Yost <musik@tcsn.net> Date: Thu, 05 Feb 1998 18:54:18 -0800   Sorry I posted info about the free magazine .. next time I'll read all my in-messages first!   Ron  
(back) Subject: It sounds familiar...I just can't place it! From: Stanley Lowkis <nstarfil@mediaone.net> Date: Thu, 05 Feb 1998 22:01:21 -0500   Jillian K. Schultheis wrote: > > The other night on the Simpsons, Bart played a trick on the congregation > and made the first hymn "Inna godda divida" by Iron Butterfly. The > organist was sweating it out for the first 15 minutes or so, but she (of > course, the old, crippled, decayed old lady who is totally tone deaf) > passed out during the intrumental solos. The organ looked to be a 4 rank > practice organ. With electronic sound, of course. (Don't you just love > the public's opinion of this fine instrument???)     Hmm..."The Simpsons" opening theme sounds like it could be a decent theatre organ piece...played slowly, with soft stops, could work in a church setting..."WHERE have I heard that melody before?"   Stan  
(back) Subject: Postludes, preludes, and showing off/out From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> Date: Thu, 5 Feb 1998 20:52:43 -0800   Jim H. stated (in pertinent part):   I agree with you Glenda. But, I still feel it is best to mix it up. I usually do four to five pieces for a prelude. I will start with the softer one and work up to an upbeat piece. An example of one of my preludes:   et al.   That is a good point, Jim - I generally do that too. I play more than one piece for prelude unless it's the rare occasion I have pulled out an 8-10 minute piece (which I just SELDOM do), and if one is loud and booming (again not done too often), there are softer pieces to complement/counteract it. That gives me a chance to every now and then embarrass the talkers, too (as discussed in other postings)!   Glenda Sutton    
(back) Subject: Re: British Comedy From: Dan Wilkinson <dandub@gte.net> Date: Thu, 05 Feb 1998 18:58:53 -0800   I like them all......for a while, I even got into Eastenders.....not exactly a comedy, but it sure was addictive....the PBS station around here decided to put EE on at some unholy hour so I haven't seen it for a long time....but the rest of them, "Halo, Halo" included are GREAT!   Dan   At 11:55 AM 2/5/98 -0600, you wrote: >Judy A. Ollikkala wrote: >> >> My favorite and only British "comedy" which unfortunately just went off >> public TV, is "Waiting For God". This is a classic. There was a "pipe >> organ" in the last episode which had a double wedding and a funeral going >> on at the same time in a small stone country church. The organist was >> playing the Widor Toccata on a two manual electronic appearing console at >> the end of the episode, which sounded like a pipe organ recording!! >> > >I still watch Waiting for God on public TV here in OK. Its actually >pretty funny but I like Are you Being Served? and Keeping Up Appearances >better, though. > >Now, back to your regularly scheduled organic chatter. > >Kevin M. Simons      
(back) Subject: Re: British Comedy From: Dan Wilkinson <dandub@gte.net> Date: Thu, 05 Feb 1998 19:01:33 -0800   I remember that one.....it really did sound pretty good....and I think it was Rumboldt that was playing....he did most of the playing on the show...the one time he played an electronic keyboard from inside a Humpty Dumpty suit.....and I think he was really playing that time too.....   At 05:55 PM 2/5/98 -0600, you wrote: >I was taking the time to watch "Are You Being Served?" one day (that >newer version where they are out in the country running that hotel...not >a really regular viewer, but I think it was something like "Are You >Being Served?...Again"). Anyway, they had to do a wedding in the >chapel, and there was a lovely pipe organ with manual wind power that >one of them played. I asked around, and heard that was actual person >really playing the actual pipe organ. > >Just something to say... > >Kevin C. >kevin1@alaweb.com > >Judy A. Ollikkala wrote: >> >> My favorite and only British "comedy" which unfortunately just went off >> public TV, is "Waiting For God". This is a classic. There was a "pipe >> organ" in the last episode which had a double wedding and a funeral going >> on at the same time in a small stone country church. The organist was >> playing the Widor Toccata on a two manual electronic appearing console at >> the end of the episode, which sounded like a pipe organ recording!! >      
(back) Subject: Re: Recipe of an Earthquake From: Bob Loesch <rrloesch@jps.net> Date: Thu, 05 Feb 1998 19:14:34 -0800   At 20:45 2/5/98 -0600, you wrote: >Re: Bob's experience at the Pizza Parlor. > >I'll bet you were playing the minute waltz.   More like 4'33"! I never played a note. Fortunately didn't hit any keys or pedals, just the floor...   >I arrived at church one Sunday to find a loyal and trustworthy choir >member had thurougly waxed and buffed the whole console, bench and keys. >I almost slid off the bench and you can imagine what it was like >slipping all over the keys.   I'll just bet THAT was fun!!!!     Regards,   Bob        
(back) Subject: Re: "Diapason" From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Thu, 5 Feb 1998 22:31:20 -0500   Kevin, You can probably access the Diapason through the Piporg-L homepage under journals. It is a very fine magazine with stoplists, articles on organ building and scholarly articles. If you don't find it, give me a hollar.   bruce cornely o o o __________ o o o ago (dean) ohs o o __________ o o  
(back) Subject: Re: British Comedy From: floww@webtv.net (Richard Wolf) Date: Thu, 5 Feb 1998 21:33:45 -0600   Have you met Hyacinth Bucket {Bouquet}? She holds forth at" Keeping Up Appearences". She has magnificent musical abilities{so she thinks} and would be happy to put on a performance at your request whether you like it or not.   Dick  
(back) Subject: Re: Pregnant Pauses & Fletcher Festival Toccata From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Thu, 5 Feb 1998 22:41:59 -0500   Sorry, Not true! Not true! I have played the Percy Fletcher Fountain Reverie for many years on almost every imaginable kind of instrument and it is always beautiful. It doesn't always sound the same, but it works. You are really short-changing yourself when you decide that certain pieces can ONLY be played on certain type of instruments. Try the Fountain Reverie on a nice delicate rohrflute accompaniment with a gentle gemshorn solo. It is unique and different, possibly not what Fletcher had in mind. I, myself, would rather hear great music played on an "inappropriate" instrument than not played at all. Broaden your horizons, just listen and enjoy; leave the critiques to the crabbs.   bruce cornely o o o __________ o o o ago (dean) ohs o o __________ o o  
(back) Subject: Re: TV organ thing From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Thu, 5 Feb 1998 22:46:53 -0500   Jill, The Simpson's organ is a characture, just like the entire population of Springfield. I personally got a real kick out of that episode at the church, and I love the antics that that old lady organist pulls. We must have a sense of humor. Think of the children who saw that episode and then went to church and wanted to go up and see if their church had an organ like that. I think it's great PR. Laugh, laugh, laugh....   hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.... ha   bruce cornely o o o __________ o o o ago (dean) ohs o o __________ o o  
(back) Subject: Re: Postludes, preludes, and showing off/out From: FireAlarmz@aol.com Date: Thu, 5 Feb 1998 22:47:53 EST   Hi Jim and Glenda.   The idea of multiple preludes never occurred to me- will have to try it. Thanks for the idea!   Bill Miller  
(back) Subject: Re: "Diapason" From: SCoonrod@aol.com Date: Thu, 5 Feb 1998 22:58:05 EST   Kevin,   Do you get "The American Organist?" It is expensive, but excellent, too.   RandyT  
(back) Subject: Re: Pregnant Pauses & Fletcher Festival Toccata From: Bob Loesch <rrloesch@jps.net> Date: Thu, 05 Feb 1998 19:58:18 -0800   At 22:41 2/5/98 -0500, bruce cornely wrote: >I have played the Percy Fletcher Fountain Reverie for many years on >almost every imaginable kind of instrument and it is always beautiful. >It doesn't always sound the same, but it works. You are really >short-changing yourself when you decide that certain pieces can ONLY be >played on certain type of instruments. Try the Fountain Reverie on a >nice delicate rohrflute accompaniment with a gentle gemshorn solo. It >is unique and different, possibly not what Fletcher had in mind. I, >myself, would rather hear great music played on an "inappropriate" >instrument than not played at all. Broaden your horizons, just listen >and enjoy; leave the critiques to the crabbs.   I agree, but only to a point. I love unit organs, but there is a limit. True, 'Fountain Reverie' can be played, and played beautifully, on almost any kind, sort, or type of pipe organ. Most quiet music can. HOWEVER, 'Festival Toccata' CANNOT be played effectively on a small organ. Someone more savvy than I said (and I quote loosely and probably incorrectly), "...Nothing but blatancy can be had from a too small organ voiced to fill a building too big for it..."     Regards,   Bob        
(back) Subject: Re: Multiple Preludes From: SCoonrod@aol.com Date: Thu, 5 Feb 1998 23:05:17 EST   At my present position I was asked by the priest to play for at least 10 minutes prior to any service. I use multiple preludes, too, or often one or two composed pieces with improvised interludes based on hymn tunes of the day. We NEVER get "loud" during the prelude, at least not full-organ loud!   RandyT  
(back) Subject: Re: Pregnant Pauses & Fletcher Festival Toccata From: FireAlarmz@aol.com Date: Thu, 5 Feb 1998 23:06:06 EST   Bruce Cornely- do you really think that we can/should play everything no matter what the instrument? For a while I presided at a beautiful 39-rank Rieger tracker organ in Delaware. UNfortunately, it drove me crazy: every stop had a crescendo up the scale; no celestes; too loud (make that brilliant) for room it was in; thin sound from under-scaled pipes; etc. etc. I'm a 'tone colorist' and was NOT happy with it except for organ works of certain periods and in certain styles, for which purpose it was designed. Fletcher=NO, NO in my opinion.   Bill Miller  
(back) Subject: Re: Pregnant Pauses & Fletcher Festival Toccata From: "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com> Date: Thu, 5 Feb 1998 23:16:40 -0500   One of my most favorite organs is a 12 rank tubular 1926 Casavant in the gallery of a large French Catholic parish with great acoustics. It fills the room BEAUTIFULLY because it was voiced to do so.  
(back) Subject: Lower membership rates in AGO (Was: Re: TAO/Diapason) From: patmai@juno.com (Patricia R. Maimone) Date: Fri, 6 Feb 1998 00:09:54 -0500   For Kevin and any Pipechatters who have not yet joined the AGO.. (American Guild of Organists)   There are special low rates to join the AGO in February and March... Students are only $12, if I remember correctly.. I think that this includes the magazine TAO (The American Organist) . Headquarters will also refer you to a local chapter.   Would someone please post the relevant AGO Headquarters postal address and rates? I gave my copy of Feb 1998's TAO to a student.   Thank you. Pat Maimone   _____________________________________________________________________ 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: Play REUBKE on a SCHLICKER? (was Re: Pregnant Pauses & Fletcher Festival Toccata) From: Ken <mewzishn@spec.net> Date: Fri, 06 Feb 1998 01:09:17 +0000   FireAlarmz@aol.com wrote:   > For a while I presided at a beautiful 39-rank > Rieger tracker organ in Delaware.   I've played that organ, too, and have to say that while you *can* play just about anything on any instrument, the question really is, should you play pieces for ordinary public consumption that just cannot be done convincingly and musically on a particular instrument? I don't think there's exactly a hard and fast rule on that one. Sometimes you just have to play something that really, to your ears, sounds considerably less than successful. There have even been times that I've tried to adapt registration to a particular instrument and end up having to come up with something totally alien to what's given in the book because that particular instrument was designed to fight against the very sounds the composer had in mind. When do you go so far against a composer's wishes (I probably do it a little too often)? When do you say "I'll just choose another work"? I think you have to ask yourself individually, and the decisions one makes now will of course be more informed than those made in the past, if one is continuing to grow in musicianship, not to mention as a human being.   Ken Sybesma        
(back) Subject: Re: Lower membership rates in AGO (Was: Re: TAO/Diapason) From: Stanley Lowkis <nstarfil@mediaone.net> Date: Fri, 06 Feb 1998 01:11:42 -0500   Here is some information from the AGO Website:   http://www.agohq.org/ Home Page   American Guild of Organists The American Organist Magazine 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1260 New York, NY 10115 Telephone: 212-870-2310 Fax: 212-870-2163 Email: info@agohq.org   It is a large well organized site which includes both National and Local Chapter information.   Stan         Patricia R. Maimone wrote: > > For Kevin and any Pipechatters who have not yet joined the AGO.. > (American Guild of Organists) > > There are special low rates to join the AGO in February and March... > Students are only $12, if I remember correctly.. I think that this > includes the magazine > TAO (The American Organist) . Headquarters will also refer you to a > local chapter. > > Would someone please post the relevant AGO Headquarters postal address > and rates? I gave my copy of Feb 1998's TAO to a student. > > Thank you. > > Pat Maimone