PipeChat Digest #264 - Sunday, February 22, 1998
 
Re: Organ {Dead or Alive}
  by John Winn <john@jwinn.demon.co.uk>
Re: LENTEN POSTLUDE [and other music] --Get This!
  by <danbel@earthlink.net>
Re: Organ {Dead or Alive}
  by <danbel@earthlink.net>
Re: LENTEN POSTLUDE [and other music] --Get This!
  by Robert Ehrhardt <ehr@softdisk.com>
Re: Organ {Dead or Alive}
  by Bob Loesch <rrloesch@jps.net>
Concert and New Accoustics
  by <Devon3000@aol.com>
Re: Organs Continued
  by Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com>
Re: Organ {Dead or Alive}
  by Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com>
Re: Organ {Dead or Alive}
  by Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com>
Choosing songs
  by Ruth  Bird <theraven@istar.ca>
"Mr. Organ Ambassador"
  by Stanley Lowkis <nstarfil@mediaone.net>
Re: A position at last!
  by Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com>
Re: LENTEN POSTLUDE--Get This!
  by Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com>
Re: LENTEN POSTLUDE--Get This!
  by Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com>
Re: LENTEN POSTLUDE [and other music] --Get This!
  by Glenda <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com>
Re: LENTEN POSTLUDE--Get This!
  by bruce cornely <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: "Little Preludes and Fugues"
  by bruce cornely <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: Organ {Dead or Alive}
  by bruce cornely <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: Organ {Dead or Alive}
  by Bob Loesch <rrloesch@jps.net>
Re: "Little Preludes and Fugues"
  by Judy A. Ollikkala <71431.2534@compuserve.com>
Re: A position at last!
  by Frank Johnson <usd465@horizon.hit.net>
Re: Choosing songs
  by bruce cornely <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Reply to "The First Hammond Organ"-(Thought to be)
  by <GRSCoLVR@aol.com>
(fwd) I found a new website
  by Dr Edward Peterson <epeterso@madison.tdsnet.com>
Re: "Mr. Organ Ambassador"
  by DrEdward Peterson <epeterso@madison.tdsnet.com>
"another disturbed organist"
  by Richard Wolf <floww@webtv.net>
Re: Organ {Dead or Alive}
  by Ken <mewzishn@spec.net>
Re: LENTEN POSTLUDE--Get This!
  by Ken <mewzishn@spec.net>
Re: Choosing songs
  by Jacob Nelson <nelsonje@plu.edu>
Re: Reply to "The First Hammond Organ"-(Thought to be)
  by Jacob Nelson <nelsonje@plu.edu>
Re: LENTEN POSTLUDE--Get This!
  by Dr Edward Peterson <epeterso@madison.tdsnet.com>
Re: LENTEN POSTLUDE--Get This!
  by Richard Wolf <floww@webtv.net>
 


(back) Subject: Re: Organ {Dead or Alive} From: John Winn <john@jwinn.demon.co.uk> Date: 21 Feb 98 23:28:42 +0000   > I was told the BBC tries to use music recorded from the organ shown if > at all possible. Is this true? > There is often a shot of the organ console & organist during "Songs of Praise" a very varied series of programmes of hymn singing on Sunday evenings on BBC1, though these often are augmented by an orchestra.   There were several shots of the organist during the BBC's pre-recorded TV coverage of the Nine Lessons and Carols from King's College on Christmas Eve.   In the early days of television, probably the late 50's, the BBC did quite a long organ programme. My father was very amused that during the Mendelsohn sonata with the scales in the pedals the organist's feet were going the wrong way, they'd obviously used a mirror and left and right were reversed.   John Winn Upminster, England  
(back) Subject: Re: LENTEN POSTLUDE [and other music] --Get This! From: danbel@earthlink.net Date: Sat, 21 Feb 1998 17:29:18 -0800 (PST)     >> you might sit in front of the "tube" for several nights and collect TV >> themes   Would suggest the theme to the "Flintstones" --would make a lovely postlude I think!   djb    
(back) Subject: Re: Organ {Dead or Alive} From: danbel@earthlink.net Date: Sat, 21 Feb 1998 17:31:50 -0800 (PST)     >On this subject, just got my copy of the 1997 Grolier Multimedia >Encyclopedia. Their single photo and sound bite of an "organ" features >the original one-manual Hammond. What a shame!   The original one manual Hammond was a Hammond Chord Organ I believe. Was this the instrument pictured?   Not to be taken the wrong way, but what would the shame be?   djb    
(back) Subject: Re: LENTEN POSTLUDE [and other music] --Get This! From: Robert Ehrhardt <ehr@softdisk.com> Date: Sat, 21 Feb 1998 19:38:12 -2   Close Encounters = d-e-c-C-g   -- Robert Ehrhardt <ehr@softdisk.com> Noel Memorial UMC,Shreveport, LA Team Amiga      
(back) Subject: Re: Organ {Dead or Alive} From: Bob Loesch <rrloesch@jps.net> Date: Sat, 21 Feb 1998 17:38:22 -0800   At 14:38 2/21/98 -0800, you wrote: >It seems to me that playing an organ is actually quite a bit more fun that >listening to one. Not to say, of course, that listening is not fun--it's >just that playing is *more* fun. > >It makes it difficult to explain to people *why* I play organ. My answer >can often be reduced to a few frustrated facial expressions and some >sweeping arm motions. :-)     The first organ concert I ever attended (George Wright/San Francisco Fox Theatre, 1958) left me completely blown away! I couldn't believe that JUST ONE PERSON made all of that beautiful music. That's why I play the organ...     Regards,   Bob        
(back) Subject: Concert and New Accoustics From: Devon3000@aol.com Date: Sat, 21 Feb 1998 21:03:49 EST   Martin Haselbock will perform at Christ Church of Oak Brook, York Rd. & 31st Street, in Oak Brook, Illinois this Tuesday at 8:00 p.m.. Tickets are $10 each, available by reserving at (630) 920-1312 or they're available also at the door.   This is also the first concert since the new wooden flooring was installed from the front pews forward. Kirkegaard people said we'd have a 25% improvement. I would be interested to get your reactions. The choir is raving about the floor (bamboo, the hardest wood known to man, said the salesperson), as they can hear each other and stay together and much better in tune. The men are less muddy in sound, and the organ is clearer sounding also. Hope to see many of you there!   Devon Hollingsworth  
(back) Subject: Re: Organs Continued From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Sat, 21 Feb 1998 20:33:57 -0600   Jillian K. Schultheis wrote: > > Richard, > > Your right... there definately needs to be some kind of organ program > for students in High Schools or Something. This is sad... I think I'm > going to cry... *sniff sniff* The organ has been so forgotten about > through the years, a girl once said to me "Organ? What's that? Oh.. you > mean that scary instrument they play at Halloween and in big churches?" > Most of the other teenagers thing of us as, that's right, geeks. I am > going to say right now, if that is what I am, then I am very proud to be > a geek. It is a great honor to be a geek. It makes me feel special. :) > I will stop complaining now... > > Sorry for taking up your time with my useless chatter...   -- T I M E W E L L S P E N T -- %-} > Jill   Hum...I wonder why I am always the organist at youth-led Sundays. But, I must admit, hearing the other boys in the group whisper "Look, that "moth's" got a key to tha thing"(pronounced like 'muths'-I think its a shortened version of mother &$%@^*, but people around here say it all the time...even teachers at school) just makes me feel good inside. Too, I like to press the SubBass low C while the pastor is trying to organize everything. I then leave the console and watch everyone crawl up to it and press it again with their hands...and "I'm not at fault." One practice I pressed it, and a girl, sitting directly under the EXPOSED great organ (it hangs over the choir loft), said "Stop it! I'm sitting right by the speaker." I quickly reminded her there was not a speaker in that organ and left the console to watch the fun unravel again. After an evening of that, I'm not a "nerd" again until the next day.   Anyway, a lot of stuff that didn't need to be said, but I did it anyway.   Kevin C. kevin1@alaweb.com   Geeks aren't strange, we just know how NOT to do things. Why don't we ever get in trouble at school? (See previous sentence for answer).  
(back) Subject: Re: Organ {Dead or Alive} From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Sat, 21 Feb 1998 20:41:46 -0600   > Sometimes when I play, my little "friends" like to come up to the > console to visit me. They are truely FASCINATED by it! :) Instead of > saying, like they did many years ago, "Stay off of the organ, kid! > You'll break it!", I say, "Hey! C'mon up! I'll teach ya what these > little buttons do." They love it! I don't think our pastor would go for > the organ thing at Sunday School. Unless... maybe if I said it was in a > "series" of lessons on the church and all the stuff that is in it. (e.g. > the organ, why we say the prayers that we do, the hymns we sing, etc.) > Sounds good. Thanks for the idea! :) > > Jill   SHOW THE ORGAN TO PEOPLE AT MY CHURCH? They don't even care. All they know it it makes a sound and takes feet to play. When I try to show anyone the thing, they always find some reason to leave...restroom, late for "something," parents are leaving now, you name it, they've used it. As the peak of interest in the organ becomes its budget and not itself, I couldn't care less about those people. Maybe one day they'll wonder about how it might work and think about that time a while back where they COULD HAVE learned, but chose not to, and then they might not do the same to someone else afterwards. I've taken several people into the pedal chamber before for various things, and EVERY ONE OF THEM had never been in the organ before, and EVERY ONE OF THEM was ready to get out because it was "too creepy."   Trying to get off my soapbox...   Kevin C. kevin1@alaweb.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Organ {Dead or Alive} From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Sat, 21 Feb 1998 20:46:33 -0600   Or, we could lock those care-free people in our organ chambers and play full organ, focing them to appreciate what they hear (and are able to see) outside. (You can probably guess that's almost happened to me before. But, a friend that knows nothing but replace and lock the panel, push the "start" button, flip all the "little things" on the console, and lay on the keys can make it even MORE miserable!)   Orlando Fiol wrote: > > Let's face it, folks. Our beloved organ music has become irrelevant to > most people and there's not much we can do about it. No matter how much we > jam it up or try to lighten the image of the organ, it'll always sound like > an organ and that organ sound is what people just don't seem to like > anymore. Don't get me wrong; I hate it when entire sonic realms slip out > of fashion. But, I also know that such slipping isn't permanent. For > fourty years now, we've been told that big bands were old fashioned and > that only pre WW2 folks liked them. Now, the twenty-somethings like me are > going to clubs, drinking martinis, smoking cigars and revisiting the HOT > Five and Glen Miller. Any day now, they'll want a theatreorgan in their > homes. So, keep on playing and cheer up; we'll be back in favor in no time > flat. > > Love, > Orlando  
(back) Subject: Choosing songs From: Ruth Bird <theraven@istar.ca> Date: Sat, 21 Feb 1998 22:04:43 -0500   How totally sad.   I always thought that the organists duty, job, or whatever we want to = call it, ( for me it is a privilege) -Is to prepare the congregation and = the "preacher" for the service to come.   I believe lent to be the time of "pre suffering", the time before the = sacrifice, the time of death before resurrection. Even a time of looking = inside ourselves, a time to ponder our eternal goal.   I find it unimaginable of the music that is discussed to be used for = this very serious and emotional event. Jeopardy...... for lent, and = then to find humor in this???   Do the organists really just go and play for the sake of playing. Is it = no longer an organists job to uphold what is reverent. Are there no = more standards in the Christian churches. Is this organ playing really = just a way to make a buck. Is there no belief in the actual word, or in = the actual biblical event.   Wow, I am truly shocked at the lack of respect and reverence to all = that which we are supposed to be=20 Representing in song and music as musicians in the house of God.   I don't mean to say that we should be holy, or holier than thou. Nor = should we be judgmental, or self righteous. But, should there not be = holiness connected with our duties.=20   This will be my last post concerning my religious thoughts.. Please = forgive me for this. I know it's not really a matter to discuss on the = internet, but I was really compelled to write this, because it deeply = hurt me to see what is happening in our churches. Sorry, I don't mean to offend, and I won't do it again, Ruth          
(back) Subject: "Mr. Organ Ambassador" From: Stanley Lowkis <nstarfil@mediaone.net> Date: Sat, 21 Feb 1998 22:24:25 -0500   Actually that was done on an old radio play starring Vincent Price who played the part of ANOTHER disturbed organist. Organ {Dead or Alive}?....sinking fast   /SL-   Kevin Cartwright wrote: > > Or, we could lock those care-free people in our organ chambers and play > full organ, focing them to appreciate what they hear (and are able to > see) outside. (You can probably guess that's almost happened to me > before. But, a friend that knows nothing but replace and lock the > panel, push the "start" button, flip all the "little things" on the > console, and lay on the keys can make it even MORE miserable!)  
(back) Subject: Re: A position at last! From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Sat, 21 Feb 1998 21:22:07 -0600   > Kevin M. Simons > Organist, St. Thomas More Catholic Church > Norman, Oklahoma > > (Gee, I just love putting that in my signature!)   Yeah, you'll have to make a cheezy text graphic now.   How is the organ used at that church? St. Thomas Episcopal here in Greenville is basically a really big snore for the organist.   Kevin Cartwright Organist, First United Methodist Church Greenville, Alabama kevin1@alaweb.com   ___ | | | | | | | | | | | | |_| | | ___ | | | | | Kevin | | Cartwright | | | | | | |_| | | |  
(back) Subject: Re: LENTEN POSTLUDE--Get This! From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Sat, 21 Feb 1998 21:30:48 -0600   > goes through some priests' minds?! Oh my!   Maybe: "That new wine sure was good..." When thay over-sip during every "sitting" of communion, then say "Gow in peathf" I can't help but laugh inside; sometimes.   Kevin C. kevin1@alaweb.com  
(back) Subject: Re: LENTEN POSTLUDE--Get This! From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Sat, 21 Feb 1998 21:34:27 -0600   Richard Wolf wrote: > > You've got to be kidding--- > This guy's elevator doesn't go alway to the top. Next he'll be asking > for "High Noon" if that's when the service is over. > > Dick   Why don't you try "I Left My Heart in San Fransisco" or "Cocktails for Two" as well? How about "March of the Astronauts?" Than one turned out popular in church. I would up playing it as a prelude TWICE (about three weeks apart).   KC  
(back) Subject: Re: LENTEN POSTLUDE [and other music] --Get This! From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> Date: Sat, 21 Feb 1998 08:59:56 -0800   I'm sorry - I have resisted this thread now admirably for myself, but suddenly I was reminded of a conversation a couple weeks ago. I was at the console of a friend's organ and noticed that he had some transcriptions of a couple movements of Saint-Saens' 3d Symphony. When he came in, we started talking about it. He said he had ordered it because he had a wedding coming up, and the bride requested the "theme from the movie BABE". I hadn't seen the movie, so I just looked at him and guffawed.   Well, I went to my nearest movie rental store and found BABE, and inserted it into the machine at home. There was Saint-Saens all over the place. But my favorite was the version for the closing credits, where the mice sang a song to the tune of the major theme (sounded like the Chipmunks!). Oh, if only they would sing that at MY church! Why wait for a postlude - let's make it a processional!   Into my mind flows all sorts of sacrilegious choices for music at various feasts and occasions. I will cease and desist now - retreating to "my own little corner in my own little chair", before I get into real trouble.   Glenda Sutton     ---------- > From: Ken <mewzishn@spec.net> > To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Subject: Re: LENTEN POSTLUDE [and other music] --Get This! > Date: Saturday, February 21, 1998 9:11 AM > > bruce cornely wrote: > > > you might sit in front of the "tube" for several nights and collect TV > > themes > > Hmmm! Good suggestion. For example, "Gilligan's Island" would make a > good tune for any sort of lesson about being lost in the storms of life. > Even better, it's in Common Meter, so you can sing a wide variety of > texts to the melody -- such as "Amazing Grace," for example. > > Ken Sybesma > > > > > "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: LENTEN POSTLUDE--Get This! From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Sat, 21 Feb 1998 23:02:59 -0500   Randy, What a challenge!!!! you could write a chorale prelude in the style of Bach using the Jeopardy Theme for the cantus firmus. Then you could do it in the style of Walcha, Messiaen a la Celestial Banquet <G>. You could harmonize it into four parts and have the choir use it as a choral "amen". Harmonize it into four parts and make a hymn out of it. Then on Easter Sunday you could improvise variations "O Jeopardy et Jeopardae". What a great job!!! AND GET PAID FOR IT.... HEHEHEHEHEHEHEHE   bruce cornely o o o __________ o o o ago (dean) ohs o o __________ o o  
(back) Subject: Re: "Little Preludes and Fugues" From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Sat, 21 Feb 1998 23:15:22 -0500   Before I run out and buy the New Eight Little Preludes and Fugues, what is different?? I ran out and bought the "new/newly discovered" Mendelssohn, and was very disappointed.   bruce cornely o o o __________ o o o ago (dean) ohs o o __________ o o  
(back) Subject: Re: Organ {Dead or Alive} From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Sat, 21 Feb 1998 23:19:30 -0500   >you should stop over in ORD, they have >some great organs there   >so does FAT   FAR OUT!!!! I've always wanted an airport named for me. <g>   PS: I love this thread -- even though I'm not able to participate because I'm aeronautically challenged.   bruce cornely o o o __________ o o o ago (dean) ohs o o __________ o o  
(back) Subject: Re: Organ {Dead or Alive} From: Bob Loesch <rrloesch@jps.net> Date: Sat, 21 Feb 1998 20:08:49 -0800   At 20:41 2/21/98 -0600, you wrote: >SHOW THE ORGAN TO PEOPLE AT MY CHURCH? They don't even care. All they > >Trying to get off my soapbox... > >Kevin C.     Kevin, STAY ON THE SOAPBOX, but tell the people at the church. Someday, someone may listen.     Regards,   Bob        
(back) Subject: Re: "Little Preludes and Fugues" From: "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com> Date: Sat, 21 Feb 1998 23:43:57 -0500   I haven't looked at the book, but George Bozeman explained that it has baroque fingering which puts a different emphasis on the music, and when he played them that way, they sounded very much more elegant and quite different, I have played them for years, but not like he did. P.S. I don't enjoy trying to play baroquely. I'm not telling you to go out and buy the book, I was only answering a query about it from someone.  
(back) Subject: Re: A position at last! From: usd465@horizon.hit.net (Frank Johnson) Date: Sat, 21 Feb 1998 22:51:53 -0600   >> Kevin M. Simons >> Organist, St. Thomas More Catholic Church >> Norman, Oklahoma   KEVIN: Hey that does look good in print. I really have enjoyed reading the postings form those mentioning your new position.   Do you know if there is anything in OK City on internet about the Kilgen that is in the civic auditorium? Also is there a theater organ group there that is on internet? I'd really appreciate finding out about the above questions.   Frank   Frank R. Johnson (KA0API) Spirit of New Orleans - clarinet/leader http://www.hit.net/~usd465/ 1922 E. 14th Winfield, KS 67156      
(back) Subject: Re: Choosing songs From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Sat, 21 Feb 1998 23:51:56 -0500   Ruth, Most of us are very concerned with what is going on in our churches. It's scary as hell -- literally! Be not discouraged.... we're just being nutty and letting off steam. I used to work for a minister who would pull stuff like the Jeopardy business just to watch me explode and rant and rave. It took me so long to learn that I was simply a toy for him to play with. Many of us on this list appreciate your Christian convictions and share them as well. Don't give up on us, we've just given up sanity for Lent!   bruce cornely o o o __________ o o o ago (dean) ohs o o __________ o o  
(back) Subject: Reply to "The First Hammond Organ"-(Thought to be) From: GRSCoLVR@aol.com Date: Sun, 22 Feb 1998 00:02:20 EST   I do not believe that the first Hammond was a chord organ....It was the Model A, introduced in April of 1935 at the Industrial Arts Exposition at Radio City in New York.....It was not a 1 manual organ,,,but 2 manuals and pedal,,looking for all the world like a Hammond B-3 of later years....   This information from a new soft cover book called "The Hammond Organ" by Mark Vail,,,and published by Miller-Freeman Books,,,San Francisco   Roc  
(back) Subject: (fwd) I found a new website From: epeterso@madison.tdsnet.com (Dr Edward Peterson) Date: Sun, 22 Feb 1998 00:25:12 -0500   <FWD MAIL> On Sat, 21 Feb 1998 21:10:15 PST, "Peter Allen" <organguy@hotmail.com> wrote to PO-L:   >Hi PipeOrglers, > >I was doing the web search engines to find information for a class paper >about British organists and I found this interesting site that I don't >think has been mentioned on the list. I've never heard of the Royal >Society of British Organists before but they have this site and a >newlsetter and other kewl stuff. > >Check it out - it's neat. > >http://members.tripod.com/~rsbo > >Back to study. > >Peter > >______________________________________________________ >Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com    
(back) Subject: Re: "Mr. Organ Ambassador" From: epeterso@madison.tdsnet.com (DrEdward Peterson) Date: Sun, 22 Feb 1998 00:56:40 -0500   On Sat, 21 Feb 1998 22:24:25 -0500, Stanley Lowkis <nstarfil@mediaone.net> wrote:   >Actually that was done on an old radio play starring Vincent Price >who played the part of ANOTHER disturbed organist. >Organ {Dead or Alive}?....sinking fast   'Tis a pity the subtlety of this comment will be all but lost....   E/    
(back) Subject: "another disturbed organist" From: floww@webtv.net (Richard Wolf) Date: Sun, 22 Feb 1998 00:55:30 -0600   The insult to those "who will not get the meaning" is an example of attitudes that are denegrating and uncalled for. This is indicative of trying to keep organs . etc. a place for the elite of the music world. How lonely you must be.   Dr.Richard Wolf [a disturbed organist and proud of it]  
(back) Subject: Re: Organ {Dead or Alive} From: Ken <mewzishn@spec.net> Date: Sun, 22 Feb 1998 02:57:57 +0000   bruce cornely wrote:   > FAR OUT!!!! I've always wanted an airport named for me. <g> > > PS: I love this thread -- even though I'm not able to participate > because I'm aeronautically challenged.   Not to mention, aerodynamically......   Ken Sybesma        
(back) Subject: Re: LENTEN POSTLUDE--Get This! From: Ken <mewzishn@spec.net> Date: Sun, 22 Feb 1998 03:01:36 +0000   bruce cornely wrote:   > Randy, > What a challenge!!!! you could write a chorale prelude in the style > of > Bach using the Jeopardy Theme for the cantus firmus. Then you could > do > it in the style of Walcha, Messiaen a la Celestial Banquet <G>.   I think a more fitting style would be after Cage's 3'44" -- except softer.   Ken Sybesma        
(back) Subject: Re: Choosing songs From: Jacob Nelson <nelsonje@plu.edu> Date: Sun, 22 Feb 1998 00:23:45 -0800 (PST)       On Sat, 21 Feb 1998, Ruth Bird wrote:   > I always thought that the organists duty, job, or whatever we want to > call it, ( for me it is a privilege) -Is to prepare the congregation and > the "preacher" for the service to come.   > This will be my last post concerning my religious thoughts.. Please > forgive me for this. I know it's not really a matter to discuss on the > internet, but I was really compelled to write this, because it deeply > hurt me to see what is happening in our churches. Sorry, I don't mean > to offend, and I won't do it again, Ruth   Maybe I'm entirely off-base here, but I disagree. Ruth has some very good points.   I reread the list guidelines after I read this message. I think this message is fine on the list. (Far be it from me to question the list admins, of course! :-) I think it *is* a matter to discuss on the Internet, especially in this list. It probably will offend some of us, but we won't have a very interesting discussion if we agree all the time.   Why do organists play? Well, I'm just a student, so I don't play for services more than once in a while. I play partly because I enjoy playing, and also as a method of worship. Church organists play, among other reasons, to assist others in their worship. But all organ-playing is not solely religious. Some people play because that is their job. Many people on the list are theatre organists.   While I think the organ is very important for its religious uses, I feel strongly that the organ should not be confined to that. It is, after all, a unique musical instrument.   Jacob Nelson      
(back) Subject: Re: Reply to "The First Hammond Organ"-(Thought to be) From: Jacob Nelson <nelsonje@plu.edu> Date: Sun, 22 Feb 1998 00:37:12 -0800 (PST)       On Sun, 22 Feb 1998 GRSCoLVR@aol.com wrote:   > I do not believe that the first Hammond was a chord organ....It was the Model > A, introduced in April of 1935 at the Industrial Arts Exposition at Radio City > in New York.....It was not a 1 manual organ,,,but 2 manuals and pedal,,looking > for all the world like a Hammond B-3 of later years....   As a member of the Hammond mailing list, I would agree with this. The model A was very similar to most of the other consoles, including the B-3. The case wasn't quite as deep, though, and some of the electronics and effects were different (not as advanced).   I am a tracker freak when it comes to classical organ, and a Hammond freak when it comes to jazz. :-)   Jacob Nelson      
(back) Subject: Re: LENTEN POSTLUDE--Get This! From: epeterso@madison.tdsnet.com (Dr Edward Peterson) Date: Sun, 22 Feb 1998 03:44:19 -0500   On Sun, 22 Feb 1998 03:01:36 +0000, Ken <mewzishn@spec.net> wrote:   >bruce cornely wrote: > <snip> >> Randy, >> What a challenge!!!! you could write a chorale prelude in the style >> of Bach using the Jeopardy Theme for the cantus firmus. Then you could >> do it in the style of Walcha, Messiaen a la Celestial Banquet <G>. > >I think a more fitting style would be after Cage's 3'44" -- except >softer. > >Ken Sybesma   And the liberal use of the Unison Off would be _ne plus ultra_.   Dr.Ed  
(back) Subject: Re: LENTEN POSTLUDE--Get This! From: floww@webtv.net (Richard Wolf) Date: Sun, 22 Feb 1998 03:39:26 -0600   Do you have the tympani for the last two notes?   boom-boom [mf]   Dick