PipeChat Digest #448 - Friday, July 10, 1998
 
Re: Liturgical Organist
  by <RSiegel920@aol.com>
Re: Liturgical Organist
  by "John (Jack) Cormack" <jackjack@erols.com>
Liturgical Organist--more
  by "Weber, Richard" <rweber@aero.net>
XPOST Phx trip
  by "Jonathan M Orwig" <giwro@juno.com>
Nordwall CD - How to order
  by "KARL W KELLER" <kwkeller@juno.com>
Re: Organists in life - Followup
  by <ORGANUT@aol.com>
Re: Organists in life - Followup
  by <basset3@warwick.net>
Re: Another one....
  by <ORGANUT@aol.com>
Re: Another one....
  by "Thomas Haubrich" <haubt000@goofy.zdv.Uni-Mainz.de>
Theatre Organist, Mark Andrews (CROSS POSTED).
  by "Brian Pearson" <bpearson@adelaide.on.net>
Re: Another one....
  by "Stanley Lowkis" <nstarfil@MediaOne.net>
RE: Another one....
  by "Charles Brown" <clmoney@cybernex.net>
Re: Another one....
  by "Stanley Lowkis" <nstarfil@MediaOne.net>
Re: Another one....
  by <ORGANUT@aol.com>
Re: Another one....
  by <ORGANUT@aol.com>
Re: Another one....
  by <ComposerTX@aol.com>
Re: Another one....
  by "Ron Pearcy" <ronniep@clear.net.nz>
 


(back) Subject: Re: Liturgical Organist From: <RSiegel920@aol.com> Date: Thu, 9 Jul 1998 06:46:21 EDT   RE: "was wondering if anyone could tell me about the Liturgical Organist collection.. What is it like, I have heard the name tossed around before but I have never heard anything about the collections themselves." A collection of 7 books of about 100 page each. The collection was selected and edited by Rev. Carlo Rossini, former cathedral organist in Pittsburgh. The repertoire is mainly short, middle and late 19th Italian and French style pieces, very diatonic, devotional (not particularly "drippy") and selected so as NOT to draw attention to themselves, since the focus (at least of the softer pieces) was to supply background music for the various sections of the Tridentine Catholic Mass. Each volume was arranged chromatically (C major, then C minor, G major, G minor, ) up to four accidentals (E Major and Ab Major). Within each key there were about 4 softer selections and one processional/recessional-type composition. As I recall, volumes I to III were listed as "easy", Volumes IV, V and VII were "medium" difficulty, and volume VI was listed as "longer compositions." In reality. all of the music in the series was essentially of "sight reading" difficulty for the average organist. Hope this helps. R. J. Siegel  
(back) Subject: Re: Liturgical Organist From: "John (Jack) Cormack" <jackjack@erols.com> Date: Thu, 09 Jul 1998 09:18:43 -0700   At 06:46 AM 7/9/98 EDT, you wrote: >RE: "was wondering if anyone could tell me about the Liturgical Organist >collection.. What is it like, I have heard the name tossed around >before but I have never heard anything about the collections themselves." > > A collection of 7 books of about 100 page each. The collection was >selected and edited by Rev. Carlo Rossini, former cathedral organist in >Pittsburgh. The repertoire is mainly short, middle and late 19th Italian and >French style pieces, very diatonic, devotional (not particularly "drippy") >and selected so as NOT to draw attention to themselves, since the focus (at >least of the softer pieces) was to supply background music for the various >sections of the Tridentine Catholic Mass. > Each volume was arranged chromatically (C major, then C minor, G major, G >minor, ) up to four accidentals (E Major and Ab Major). Within each key there >were about 4 softer selections and one processional/recessional-type >composition. > As I recall, volumes I to III were listed as "easy", Volumes IV, V and >VII were "medium" difficulty, and volume VI was listed as "longer >compositions." In reality. all of the music in the series was essentially of >"sight reading" difficulty for the average organist. > Hope this helps. >R. J. Siegel > *-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*   I recently bought Volumes I and IV. The pieces are not difficult in the two volumes that I bought. But I was disappointed that the pedal part was not written on a separate staff. I know that music played from a hymnal has no separate pedal, so that shouldn't be too much of a "deficiency" in the way the music is written. I still would have preferred to have the separate staff. Realize that I am not a professional organist and play mostly at home although I have been playing organ for about 66 years. So for your professionals, I suppose that the lack of a separate staff for the pedal is no deficiency.   Sincerely,   Jack Cormack  
(back) Subject: Liturgical Organist--more From: "Weber, Richard" <rweber@aero.net> Date: Wed, 08 Jul 1998 23:47:19 -0700   The Rev. Fr. Carlo Rossini was the compiler, editor of the Liturgical Organist. He was for many years the chairman of the Diocesan Music Commission for the Archdiocese of Pittsburg. He ran it with an iron hand, and was disliked by many. There is a story of a priest of the Archdiocese who had a misericord in one of his choir stalls depicting Rossini being stuck with a pitchfork by the devil.   Besides the Liturgical Organist series, he edited and composed a great many collections of choral music for all voicings, a Kyriale (accompaniments to the Gregorian Masses from the Liber Usualis) as well as 15 masses and many motets and anthems. He established an orphanage in Italy ( he was born in Osimo, Italy in 1890) with the profits made from his publications.   Richard Weber Milwaukee    
(back) Subject: XPOST Phx trip From: giwro@juno.com (Jonathan M Orwig) Date: Thu, 9 Jul 1998 10:16:21 -0700   Hi lists,   I will be making a trip to Phoenix, AZ July 19-23, and would love to get together with any listers to see nice instruments, go hear Lew Williams or chat about Pipe Organs. Any one with "connections" to visit interesting instruments or suggestions please respond privately!   I will be taking the 35mm camera as well as the digital, so there will be pictures forthcoming as well as notes from my trip.   Cheers and TIA,   Jonathan Orwig Minister of Music - Bethany Church, Redlands, CA for new Organ, Keyboard & Choral Music visit Evensong Music at: http://members.aol.com/Evnsong/pgone.html Personal Page: http://members.aol.com/Giwro/index.html   _____________________________________________________________________ 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: Nordwall CD - How to order From: kwkeller@juno.com (KARL W KELLER) Date: Thu, 9 Jul 1998 17:01:41 -0400   Several days ago I posted about a new CD "In A Persian Market" recorded by Jonas Nordwall on the 4/33 Wurlitzer at the Berkeley Community Center. When I posted I had no information on how this CD could be ordered.   A member of the PipOrg-list was kind enough to pass on the following:   The CD can be ordered from Nor-Cal TOS PO Box 27238 Oakland CA 94602   The price is $20 which includes postage in the USA/Canada/Mexico. Add $1.25 for shipment to other countries. All funds in US dollars. Checks, Money Orders, VISA and Mastercard is accepted.   A phone number (510-544-2707) was given and I presume you could call this number and leave an order if using a credit card.   Hope this helps all who have asked for information on how to order this great CD.   Regards,   Karl Musica est Dei donum optimi   _____________________________________________________________________ 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: Re: Organists in life - Followup From: <ORGANUT@aol.com> Date: Thu, 9 Jul 1998 18:16:51 EDT   There's only one way you could actually know someone is gay; get my drift. Let's concentrate on talent and ability and get off this garbage truck.  
(back) Subject: Re: Organists in life - Followup From: basset3@warwick.net Date: Thu, 09 Jul 1998 20:52:47 -0400   "garbage truck"   Now we all know where you're coming from.  
(back) Subject: Re: Another one.... From: <ORGANUT@aol.com> Date: Thu, 9 Jul 1998 22:11:37 EDT   Help...... I recently received an audio tape of the original "MOON RIVER" radio broadcast from WLW. Question. Does anyone know the name of the theme song p;ayed at the beginning and end of the program. If so, where could I obtain a copy? I know this is theater organ and I may be walking into a mine field making this request from mostly classic organ buffs. Please don"t give me "thumbs down".   Phil  
(back) Subject: Re: Another one.... From: "Thomas Haubrich" <haubt000@goofy.zdv.Uni-Mainz.de> Date: Fri, 10 Jul 1998 04:18:26 +0200   >I know this is theater organ and I may be walking into a >mine field making this request from mostly classic organ buffs. Please don"t >give me "thumbs down". > >Phil     Phil!   At least: this is a pipe organ (and related topics) chat list, and at least Theater organs have pipes!!!!   So why apologizing?   :-)   Thomas Ad Rhenum            
(back) Subject: Theatre Organist, Mark Andrews (CROSS POSTED). From: bpearson@adelaide.on.net (Brian Pearson) Date: Fri, 10 Jul 1998 12:01:14 +0930   An organist friend who is not on the list is seeking information about the career of American organist MARK ANDREWS. This gentleman is believed to have had a long and most interesting association with theatre organs and other organists.   Any reader who can inform us as to some aspect of Mr. Andrew's history as an organist is invited to e-mail me privately, or, if the information is judged to be sufficient interest to all members, to post it to the list.   With our thanks,   Brian Pearson, Adelaide, South Australia.      
(back) Subject: Re: Another one.... From: Stanley Lowkis <nstarfil@MediaOne.net> Date: Thu, 09 Jul 1998 22:42:09 -0400   ORGANUT@aol.com wrote: > > Help...... I recently received an audio tape of the original "MOON RIVER" > radio broadcast from WLW. Question. Does anyone know the name of the theme > song p;ayed at the beginning and end of the program. If so, where could I > obtain a copy?   The theme from the "Moon River" radio program which first aired on WLW in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1930 is an adaptation of Fritz Kreisler's "Caprice Viennois" Worth looking for is a 1979 LP recorded by Lee Erwin and titled "Moon River Revisited". It was produced by Ohio Valley Chapter ATOS.   Other list members can offer some information regarding current CDs which include the Kreisler piece.   Stan Lowkis  
(back) Subject: RE: Another one.... From: "Charles Brown" <clmoney@cybernex.net> Date: Thu, 9 Jul 1998 22:51:36 -0400   Speaking of which.....Is Lee Erwin still alive. I have not heard his name in a while   Charles Brown   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of Stanley Lowkis Sent: Thursday, July 09, 1998 10:42 PM To: PipeChat Subject: Re: Another one....     ORGANUT@aol.com wrote: > > Help...... I recently received an audio tape of the original "MOON RIVER" > radio broadcast from WLW. Question. Does anyone know the name of the theme > song p;ayed at the beginning and end of the program. If so, where could I > obtain a copy?   The theme from the "Moon River" radio program which first aired on WLW in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1930 is an adaptation of Fritz Kreisler's "Caprice Viennois" Worth looking for is a 1979 LP recorded by Lee Erwin and titled "Moon River Revisited". It was produced by Ohio Valley Chapter ATOS.   Other list members can offer some information regarding current CDs which include the Kreisler piece.   Stan Lowkis   "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: Another one.... From: Stanley Lowkis <nstarfil@MediaOne.net> Date: Thu, 09 Jul 1998 23:06:54 -0400   Charles Brown wrote: > > Speaking of which.....Is Lee Erwin still alive. I have not heard his name in > a while > > Charles Brown   Excerpt from Marion Flint's "Pipes and Personalities Online"   Redford Theatre, Detroit, MI (3/10Barton)   Sept 13 (Sun, 3pm), John Lauter and Mike Tyo (also featuring new Technics SX-F100 organ);   **Oct 3, feature film, Lee Erwin**   It appears that Lee makes several appearances a year.   Stan Lowkis  
(back) Subject: Re: Another one.... From: <ORGANUT@aol.com> Date: Fri, 10 Jul 1998 00:02:03 EDT   Good point Tom. I just joined this group, and after reading some of the comments and replies, I thought I would cautiously test the waters before I dive in head first.   Phil  
(back) Subject: Re: Another one.... From: <ORGANUT@aol.com> Date: Fri, 10 Jul 1998 00:06:20 EDT   Stan, Thanks for the Moon River theme song information.   Phil  
(back) Subject: Re: Another one.... From: <ComposerTX@aol.com> Date: Fri, 10 Jul 1998 00:19:04 EDT   Charlie Evans here in Dallas owned the "Moon River" organ for a while, then it went to a pizza parlor in Sacramento, don't know where now. Stan Guy is close to Charlie, and I think he subscribes to the list. Maybe he'll see you request. Regards, Danny Ray, Dallas ComposerTX@AOL.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Another one.... From: Ron Pearcy <ronniep@clear.net.nz> Date: Fri, 10 Jul 1998 16:43:34 +0100   On 10 Jul, <ORGANUT@aol.com> wrote: > Help...... I recently received an audio tape of the original "MOON RIVER" > radio broadcast from WLW. Question. Does anyone know the name of the   A lovely theme .. Caprice Venois Played I think by Lee Irwin.   Cheers, Ronnie   -- ----- Ron Pearcy <ronniep@clear.net.nz> 17 Donegal Crescent, Greenswood, Greenmeadows, Napier, New Zealand -------