PipeChat Digest #237 - Friday, February 6, 1998
 
RE: PipeChat Digest #234 - 02/05/98
  by Duncan Charig <charigd@illawarra.starway.net.au>
Re: PipeChat Digest #234 - 02/05/98
  by Stanley Lowkis <nstarfil@mediaone.net>
Re:  Re: Pregnant Pauses & Fletcher Festival Toccata
  by <HDKarras@aol.com>
Re: PipeChat Digest #234 - 02/05/98
  by Dr Edward Peterson <epeterso@madison.tdsnet.com>
Re: PipeChat Digest #234 - 02/05/98
  by Dr Edward Peterson <epeterso@madison.tdsnet.com>
 


(back) Subject: RE: PipeChat Digest #234 - 02/05/98 From: Duncan Charig <charigd@illawarra.starway.net.au> Date: Fri, 6 Feb 1998 17:30:18 +1100       -----Original Message----- From: PipeChat [SMTP:pipechat@pipechat.org] Sent: Thursday, February 05, 1998 9:00 PM To: PipeChat Subject: PipeChat Digest #234 - 02/05/98     It is the former Reginald Foort "Traveling Moller". Don't know who = installed it. Regards,   Bob   A little story about Reginald Foort. He used to give organ recitals on = the BBC during the early years of World War II. He was eventually = arrested and put in the Tower of London on a charge of spying. It was = said that he transmitted code in his organ playing. I don't think this = was ever proved, however he died not long after.   Duncan Charig    
(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #234 - 02/05/98 From: Stanley Lowkis <nstarfil@mediaone.net> Date: Fri, 06 Feb 1998 02:14:32 -0500   Duncan Charig wrote: > > -----Original Message----- > From: PipeChat [SMTP:pipechat@pipechat.org] > Sent: Thursday, February 05, 1998 9:00 PM > To: PipeChat > Subject: PipeChat Digest #234 - 02/05/98 > > It is the former Reginald Foort "Traveling Moller". Don't know who installed it. > Regards, > > Bob > an playing. I don't think this was ever proved, however he died not long after. > > Duncan Charig   Reggie Foort, DEAD SPY?! Gee! I wonder who the Reginald Foort impostor was who made some landmark recordings at the Richmond Mosque in the 50's and later recorded through the 1970's. Last album I saw was at Organ Power Pizza in San Diego in 1977. This Reginald Foort also wrote a book titled "The Cinema Organ", which is one of the best ever written on the subject. Was "The Tower of London" a Cinema with a resident captive organist? Enquiring minds want to know. :-)  
(back) Subject: Re: Re: Pregnant Pauses & Fletcher Festival Toccata From: HDKarras@aol.com Date: Fri, 6 Feb 1998 02:55:26 EST   This is typical for Rieger Instruments, all organs that i know and had played too loud and sharp for the rooms. Best example in my country is the Rieger organ in the church of Ratzeburg near Hamburg in Northern Germany. And the Dispositions give a idea from symphonic organs, are only the dynamic range understrike this. I missing the lyric and soft stops and if there celestes, the sound like very strong. The mixtures too dominant. Other question: Hath anyone other music by Fletcher. I have only the wonderful Festival Toccata (played last autumn in Dallas) and i'm interested to play other organ music by him. It's possible to send me the publishers, if in print or change copys with me, is out of print. Thanks Hans  
(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #234 - 02/05/98 From: epeterso@madison.tdsnet.com (Dr Edward Peterson) Date: Fri, 06 Feb 1998 03:46:16 -0500   On Fri, 6 Feb 1998 17:30:18 +1100, Duncan Charig <charigd@illawarra.starway.net.au> wrote:     >A little story about Reginald Foort. He used to give organ >recitals on the BBC during the early years of World War II. >He was eventually arrested and put in the Tower of London on >a charge of spying. It was said that he transmitted code in >his organ playing. I don't think this was ever proved, however >he died not long after. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ > >Duncan Charig   Well, he was certainly still alive in 1968 - which I would consider to be a little longer than "not long after" WW II!   The other "facts" of the story are a bit far-fetched, I'd say (but it has been "a while" since I read his book).   Dr.Ed  
(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #234 - 02/05/98 From: epeterso@madison.tdsnet.com (Dr Edward Peterson) Date: Fri, 06 Feb 1998 03:49:07 -0500   On Fri, 06 Feb 1998 02:14:32 -0500, Stanley Lowkis <nstarfil@mediaone.net> wrote:   >Reggie Foort, DEAD SPY?! >Gee! I wonder who the Reginald Foort impostor was [...]   Indeed. I think we should be told!   Dr.Ed