PipeChat Digest #278 - Saturday, February 28, 1998
 
Re: Chi-Stadium CD, amends, retraction and more...
  by Robert Rusczyk <rusczyk@ix.netcom.com>
RE: PipeChat Digest #277 - 02/27/98
  by Duncan Charig <charigd@illawarra.starway.net.au>
Harry Caray's Funeral
  by Kurt Kehler <kmkehler@compuserve.com>
Re: Harry Caray's Funeral
  by Sheridan Mascall <sheridan.mascall@visionet.com.au>
Re: Dissonance
  by Ken <mewzishn@spec.net>
Re: Harry Caray's Funeral
  by Ken <mewzishn@spec.net>
 


(back) Subject: Re: Chi-Stadium CD, amends, retraction and more... From: rusczyk@ix.netcom.com (Robert Rusczyk) Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 23:58:36 -0600 (CST)   Wrigley Field (Cub's Park) has an electronic.....Lowrey I think..   Comisky Park has a Kawai....   -     You wrote: > >Back in the old days when this was posted... > >I had it stuffed in a folder, and yesterday, my father asked if Wrigley >(sp?) Field was the same as the Blackhawks stadium. In other words, was >the ill-fated organ the one in Wrigley Field? If not, does the organ >I'm thinking about still play? Sorry, but I'm not all that familiar >with sports facilities and their history (I don't really care...unless >they have/had an organ). Sorry for stretching the rules a little >(bringing an old post up, including a long history text, etc...) > >Kevin C. >kevin1@alaweb.com > > > > >TonyIn219@aol.com wrote: >> >> first. Sorry about my reference to Mormon organ. Organ was LOUDER, not bigger. >> >> Also, regarding WHERE the organ burned, I just knew it burned. I figured that >> Chicago has more arson than anyplace else, so it must have happened here. I >> learned my lesson: when you assume. . . >> >> Also, the Chicago Stadium organ was like a room, you know. 8 feet high, 6 feet >> wide and more gold frosting than a bad hairdo or a Betty Crocker cake. >> >> There is a recording called My Final Vision, which was the LAST recording ever >> made of the Chicago Stadium organ. It was the 1993 ATOS convention I believe. >> it's pretty good, except for when frank sings. >> >> The CD jacket says it was recorded in Digital Surround Sound, but I think they >> are bluffing: the echo and reverb and acoustics of that old hangar were >> atrocious, and you can't help but hear anything BUT Surround Sound. It is a >> FABULOUS testament to powerful pipes though. To use the word POSTHORN is just >> not appropriate. Frank Pellico used to call it the Voice of God. I can >> remember trying to talk to my Dad IN THE LOBBY and not being able to hear a >> word he was saying. >> >> CD Info: >> >> Label says Intersound >> P.O. Box 1724, Roswell GA 30077 >> >> or Intersound >> One Select Avenue >> Scarborough Ontario M1V 5J3 >> >> Organ Historical Society probably lists it too. I'll check when I get home. >> >> You guys know I drove an 18-wheeler for 1-million miles, and although I never >> sat at the console of that particular organ, I did get a vicarious pleasure in >> the truck when I would sit in front of all those gauges: shift those 13 >> speeds, mash the hammer (accelerator) and get those 425 horses roaring, use >> the air gadgets like air power windows, air door locks, air mirror adjusters, >> air starter, air wipers, BIG air horns (like pipes), air-ride suspension, >> central vacuum system, air-adjustable seat, air brakes and lots of colored >> lights and a big sleeper with 8-foot ceilings and two sunroofs to boot. >> >> I could start off in Chicago, and by the time I was done "playing" THAT >> console, it'd be 3-1/2 days later, I'd be in LA and I'd be $5,000 richer. >> >> And to think I just write copy now. Jeez, what was I thinking? >> >> Well anyway, let's not mourn the lost pipes, but celebrate the organs that >> still exist and bring us so much joy. >> >> John Carington >> Tonyin219@aol.com >> "The only guy in the world with twin Theatre organ console bedside tables." >> >> "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 > >"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: PipeChat Digest #277 - 02/27/98 From: Duncan Charig <charigd@illawarra.starway.net.au> Date: Sat, 28 Feb 1998 17:42:45 +1100   Karen wrote   We have harmony, and we have dissonance, but what is in between?   Theoretically there are two forms of harmony, consonance and dissonance. = Consonant harmony includes all diatonic triads and dissonant harmony = virtually everything else, 7th, 9th 11th 13th augmented and diminished = chords, not to mention the various clusters of notes strung together by = many modern composers. When you say you have never played a dissonance, = you are saying that you have not even played a dominant seventh. = Dissonant chords are used by all composers and have been since the = earliest days of combining vocal lines to form harmony.   Sorry if this sounds like a lecture.   Duncan Charig    
(back) Subject: Harry Caray's Funeral From: "Kurt Kehler" <kmkehler@compuserve.com> Date: Sat, 28 Feb 1998 01:54:52 -0500   Sal Soria, organist at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago played for former Chicago Cub's announcer Harry Caray's funeral Friday. Mr. Soria played a glorious improvisation on "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" as the casket was carried out. There is a video/audio clip at http://chicago.tribune.com/ under Sports. By the time you read this, you may have to look under yesterdays edition, or Friday, February 27, 1998.   This was in the Chicago Tribune on Friday: Sal Soria, the Holy Name organist, admitted he had to borrow sheet music to play "Take Me Out to the Ball Game." "I had to sort of somber it up and slow it down to make it a little more classy," he said. "Actually, it was kind of fun to do it."   A few questions.   Sal Soria, if you are subscribed to the list, could you contact me? I would like a recording.   If not, does anyone know how to contact Sal?   What is the organ at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago?   When I heard of Harry Caray's death, I told my wife that if I were the organist at Harry's funeral, and "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" was requested, I would gladly play it, no matter what the "liturgists" said. Sal Soria played it wonderfully. Listen to the clip mentioned above.   For the baseball challenged, Harry Caray was 80(+ or -), and still announcing baseball games. During the seventh inning stretch, he would lead the stadium in singing "Take Me Out To The Ball Game".   What a way to go. Doing what you love to do at the young age of 80. Do give a listen.   Kurt Kehler          
(back) Subject: Re: Harry Caray's Funeral From: sheridan.mascall@visionet.com.au (Sheridan Mascall) Date: Sat, 28 Feb 1998 18:31:17 +1100     -----Original Message----- From: Kurt Kehler <kmkehler@compuserve.com> To: PIPORG-L@CNSIBM.ALBANY.EDU <PIPORG-L@CNSIBM.ALBANY.EDU>; pipechat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Date: Saturday, 28 February 1998 17:59 Subject: Harry Caray's Funeral     >Sal Soria, organist at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago played for former >Chicago Cub's announcer Harry Caray's funeral Friday. Mr. Soria played a >glorious improvisation on "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" as the casket was >carried out. There is a video/audio clip at http://chicago.tribune.com/ >under Sports. By the time you read this, you may have to look under >yesterdays edition, or Friday, February 27, 1998.     >For the baseball challenged, Harry Caray was 80(+ or -), and still >announcing baseball games. During the seventh inning stretch, he would lead >the stadium in singing "Take Me Out To The Ball Game". > >What a way to go. Doing what you love to do at the young age of 80. Do give >a listen.     I have just listened to this. How much it underscores the need for all church to be relevant, not just blindly following tradition, and how well they carried it off! How Marvellous the organist for his sensitive adaptation of a piece of music that would have epitomised this man. I imagine that it must have been a very special thing for his mourners. Kudos all round.   Respectfully, ~Sheridan~    
(back) Subject: Re: Dissonance From: Ken <mewzishn@spec.net> Date: Sat, 28 Feb 1998 03:08:42 +0000   karencl@worldnet.att.net wrote:   > We have harmony, and we have dissonance, but what is in between?   I would submit that the opposite of dissonance is not harmony, but rather consonance. There's plenty of dissonance in all music, at least all good music, certainly in music that is harmonic and I think also in unison/melodic compositions (eg., plainsong).   Dissonance sets up tension, and consonance relieves that tension. Whether in a major or minor mode or "key" and especially when in the minor, dissonance must be present, else we have nothing but consonance.   This is not to say that all dissonance must resolve into consonance, of course. What's in between consonance and dissonance is one of those "grey" areas -- if it's nearly consonant, but not quite, then it might be called slightly dissonant. If it's just about as dissonant as you can imagine, but then it grows even more "crunchy" or "spicy," then it's very slightly consonant. If it's half-way between the two ... well, you get the picture.   Does that help you understand dissonance?   Ken Sybesma        
(back) Subject: Re: Harry Caray's Funeral From: Ken <mewzishn@spec.net> Date: Sat, 28 Feb 1998 04:46:09 +0000   Kurt Kehler wrote:   > What is the organ at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago?   There are two. Gallery is a 117-rank, 4-manual, purely mechanical-action Flentrop. Sanctuary is a 2-manual, purely mechanical-action Casavant. Both were installed while Richard Proulx was principal cathedral musician.   Ken Sybesma