PipeChat Digest #453 - Wednesday, July 15, 1998
 
concert announcement
  by <HDKarras@aol.com>
Lemare's memo to Austin about Op. 500
  by "W. Scarboro" <scarboro@digital.net>
Concert Announcement (X-Posted)
  by "W. Scarboro" <scarboro@digital.net>
Hopeful Hrts/Petty Problem: Mac Melted/Lost Ltrs/Resend Responses
  by <TonyIn219@aol.com>
Re: Lemare's memo to Austin about Op. 500
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: Lemare's memo to Austin about Op. 500
  by "Cheryl C Hart" <info@copemanhart.co.uk>
Newbie full of questions re: theatre vs. classical
  by "Mike Langford" <mike5@indian-creek.net>
Re: Newbie full of questions re: theatre vs. classical
  by <ORGANUT@aol.com>
Announcing staff changes (X-POST)
  by "Shirley" <pnst@itw.com>
Re: Newbie full of questions re: theatre vs. classical
  by "Mike Langford" <mike5@indian-creek.net>
My new position
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
TO, vintage ~1970
  by "V. David Barton" <vdbarton@erols.com>
Re: Announcing staff changes (X-POST)
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Jacques Casterede
  by <ComposerTX@aol.com>
Re: Newbie full of questions re: theatre vs. classical
  by <ORGANUT@aol.com>
Re: Newbie full of questions re: theatre vs. classical
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Organist opening, Philly suburb, Baptist (X-POST)
  by "Patricia R. Maimone" <patmai@juno.com>
 


(back) Subject: concert announcement From: <HDKarras@aol.com> Date: Tue, 14 Jul 1998 08:18:52 EDT   Hi Folks, for anyone who is interested and in vacations in germany a concert in=0AB= raunschweig (near Hanover). At lutheran church St.Ulrici-Bruedern=0A(Schu= etzenstrasse) at Friday, 17th July at 8pm a organ night from eight to=0Am= idnight (10th Anniversary) with Barry Jordan (Magdeburg Domchurch) and Hans-Dieter Karras (Braunschw= eig).=0AThe most beautyful moments of french organ music in four hours. F= rom 8 to 9=0Aand 10 to 11 plays Barry Jordan and from 9 to 10 and 11 to 1= 2 Hans-Dieter=0AKarras. With Durufl=E9: Suite op.5, Cl=E9rambault: Suite 1=E8re ton, Grigny: Veni= creator,=0AMulet: Tu es petra, Bo=EBllmann: Suite gothique, Vierne: 1st = Symphonie, Widor=0A5th Symphonie, Lef=E9bure-W=E9ly: Tarantella, Franck: Pi=E8ce h=E9roique and Final and m= uch other un-=0Aand wellknown french music. Admission free. You can come = and go at any time=0Afrom the cloister walk.=0A    
(back) Subject: Lemare's memo to Austin about Op. 500 From: "W. Scarboro" <scarboro@digital.net> Date: Tue, 14 Jul 1998 10:14:33 -0400     For the interest of the members on IRC last night, and because of some discussion about the future of this organ. I present in full the memo = that Edwin H. Lemare sent to Austin about the changes that he wanted done to the Panama-Pacific Expo organ before it was to be moved into the=20 San Francisco Civic Auditorium. Will Scarboro   CHANGES DESIRED IN AUDITORIUM ORGAN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF.   Pedal Organ:   1. The boots and tongues of the lower octave of the 32 ft. Pedal = Bombarde to be sent back to the factory for revoicing.   2. The 32 ft. Open metal, to be revoiced and re-regulated to give the = proper 32 ft. pitch and proper volume in tone in the lower octave.   3. Pedal Bourdon 16 ft. to be re-regulated and made more even = throughout.   4. Tuba 16 ft. The boots of these reeds to be sent back to the factory = for revoicing.   Great Organ:   5. Double Open Diapason 16 ft. to be re-regulated and made louder in = the treble.   6. Open Diapason 8 ft. No. 1 to be re-regulated and made louder in the = treble and bass.   7. Open Diapason No. 2 to be re-regulated and to be made considerably = louder. New pipe or pipes to be added as may be necessary.   8. Open Diapason No. 3 to be made louder also.   9. The present Philomela to be removed and changed for a larger scale = Flauto Major 8 ft.   10. The Gamba, Dulciana, and Gemshorn are to be omitted to give space = for the larger scale Flauto Major, and in place of the Dulciana a 4 ft. = wood open flute is to be furnished to be as big as possible as the space = will permit.   11. The Gambette is to be retained and placed in the position of the = present Gamba.   12. The Harmonic Flute 8 ft. to be revoiced louder and of a more = orchestral quality.   13. The Harmonic Flute 4 ft. to be revoiced louder and of a more = orchestral quality.   14. The Octave 4 ft. is to be increased in scale three notes and voiced = much louder throughout.   15. The Twelfth and Fifteenth are to be made louder and more brilliant.   16. The Mixture and Sesqueltra to be voiced much louder and more = brilliant.   17. Double Trumpet to be re-regulated and made slightly smoother.   18. The Posaune 8 ft. is to be regulated louder and more brilliant and = called Trombone 8 ft.   19. The French Trumpet is to be changed to a new Harmonic reed of = smoother and milder quality and called Posaune 8 ft.   Solo Organ:   20. Viole d' Orchestre and Viole Celeste are to be re-placed by strings = of smaller scale of more stringy and atherial character.   21. The Dolce 8 ft. is to be replaced by a wood Gedeckt 8 ft. and = either the French Horn or Flugal Horn changed to an Unda Maris tuned to = undulate with the wood Gedeckt.   22. The 4 ft. Harmonic Flute is to be made somewhat louder of a more = orchestral character.   23. The Orchestral Oboe 8 ft. is to be replaced by a new Orchestral = Oboe 8 ft. of larger scale of more body of tone.   24. The Tuba Magna is to be returned to the factory and entirely = revoiced.   25. The 8 ft. Harmonic Trumpet of the Solo Organ is to be converted in = to a 16 ft. Trumpet by the addition of a lower octave of 16 ft. reeds, = new rack boards etc.   Echo Organ:   26. The Chimney Flute 8 ft. and the Gamba 8 ft. are to be replaced by a = small scale Flauto Dolce 8 ft. open, wood, and Unda Maris 8 ft. open, = wood, the latter to undulate with the former.   27. Dolce 8 ft. to be revoiced louder.   28. Also Unda Maris which is to be renamed Vox Angelica.   29. The present small Diapason in the Echo organ is to be made a little = louder.   Choir Organ:   30. Contra Gamba 16 ft. to be increased in tone in lower octave.   31. 4 ft. Harmonic Flute to be revoiced more brilliant and of more = orchestral character.   32. The Flauto Dolce 8 ft. and 4 ft. Harmonic Flute to change places on = the chest.   33. The Quintadena 8 ft. to be changed to "strings, two ranks" , one = rank running to 8 ft C, the other to 4 ft. C.   34. The Concert Flute 8 ft. to be revoiced and considerably brightened = and loudened in tone.   35. A new Celeste of the Austin Organ Company type with dampers to = an in cables etc. to be changed also as necessary to suit the new = conditions.   55. The whole key and pedal action to be re-regulated and made more = prompt.              
(back) Subject: Concert Announcement (X-Posted) From: "W. Scarboro" <scarboro@digital.net> Date: Tue, 14 Jul 1998 11:52:11 -0400     Will Scarboro is pleased to announce that he will be giving an organ concert on August 2, 1998 at the Avondale Baptist Church in = Jacksonville, FL. The concert will begin at 6:00 pm. I will be playing pieces by F. = Scotson=20 Clark, J.S. Bach, Cesar Franck, A.F. Hesse, J. P. Sousa, as well as two=20 improvisations. A short fanfare at the begining, and a longer closing = piece. The organ is a Rodgers Pipe/Combo organ with pipes on the Great Diapason chorus, and the entire Positive division. Hey you Florida Member! Drive = on up to Jax and check it out! E-mail me for more info. =20   My bio:=20   William Scarboro has been playing the organ for five years. He is 19 = years old and is currently enrolled at Brevard Community = College-Melbourne where he is involved in Concert Choir. He plans to go = on to major in Music History and Lit. at Florida State University and = would like to become an organ scholar. He is an organ historian and is = currently involved in a research project studying municipal pipe organs = and he hopes to publish a book on the subject. Mr. Scarboro is also an = active member of the Space Coast chapter of the American Guild of = Organists, and the Organ Historical Society. He was named an E. Power = Biggs Fellow by the OHS in 1996. He has been organist at Pineda = Presbyterian Church in Melbourne, Florida for the past two years. He is = an good improviser, which aids greatly in his church work. He currently = lives in Satellite Beach, Florida.=20     Hope to see y'all there! =20   Sincerely,   Will Scarboro      
(back) Subject: Hopeful Hrts/Petty Problem: Mac Melted/Lost Ltrs/Resend Responses From: <TonyIn219@aol.com> Date: Tue, 14 Jul 1998 12:40:42 EDT   Hello everybody.   After I posted my note about Hopeful Hearts, my brand new Mac powerbook started spitting out smoke and I lost everything: the hard drive, the screen, the battery, the motherboard, EVERYTHING. It's in the shop getting fixed (thank God it has a warranty).   Needless to say, I lost all my unread pipechats.   If anyone responded to my post, please send them to me via personal e-mail at TonyIn219@aol.com.   Also, the concert is at 1 pm. Should we get there early? If so, how early? Think there'll be an open console?   Thanks!   John Carington    
(back) Subject: Re: Lemare's memo to Austin about Op. 500 From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Tue, 14 Jul 1998 13:05:53 -0400 (EDT)   Any chance there is a return letter from Austin?? ;-)   :~+~:~+~:~+~:~+~:~+~:~+~:~+~:~+~:~+~: o o o _____bruce cornely_____ o o o o o o cremona84000@webtv.net o o o o o o ___ O a H g S o ___ o o o   He wa'n't no common dog, he wa'n't no mongrel; he was a composite. A composite dog is a dog that's made up of all the valuable qualities that's in the dog breed-- kind of a syndicate; and a mongrel's made up of all the riffraff that's left over." --Mark Twain    
(back) Subject: Re: Lemare's memo to Austin about Op. 500 From: Cheryl C Hart <info@copemanhart.co.uk> Date: Tue, 14 Jul 1998 18:30:47 +0100   At 10:14 14.07.98 -0400, Will Scarboro wrote: > >For the interest of the members on IRC last night, and because of some >discussion about the future of this organ. I present in full the memo that >Edwin H. Lemare sent to Austin about the changes that he wanted done >to the Panama-Pacific Expo organ before it was to be moved into the >San Francisco Civic Auditorium. Will Scarboro   >Memo deleted<   That is all well and good, but isn't that just one person's opinion? How many other opinions are there on what should be done? As many as there are organists? One man's meat . . . . :-)   Actually, I guess I shouldn't really comment on this because I haven't been following the whole thread, and I wasn't on IRC, and I know nothing about the organ - so I am donning my flameproof gear in readiness for whatever comes my way!   Cheryl       COPEMAN HART & COMPANY LTD Church Organ Builders ENGLAND Tel 01933 652600 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ US CONSULTANCY: Copeman Hart - America Email Cpmnhartus@aol.com Tel 423 482 8600 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ AUSTRALIAN CONSULTANCY: Copeman Hart - Australia Email hamilton.stives@bigpond.com Tel 02 9983 9775 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   http://www.copemanhart.co.uk    
(back) Subject: Newbie full of questions re: theatre vs. classical From: Mike Langford <mike5@indian-creek.net> Date: Tue, 14 Jul 1998 14:16:16 EST   I've recently been bitten/smitten by the theatre bug and may consider getting into an instrument sometime later in the year. I'm amazed at the specs I see on instruments on the internet and the small number of ranks vs. stops as opposed to what in my mind is a classical or "straight" instrument. Any comments?   I'd also like to have some input on theatre voicing vs classical. Is the main difference in the instruments voicing, wind and trems? Are the same basic pipe designs used for both?   I seem to see more data now on direct electric action whereas the last time I was inside a chest, read some years ago, d.e. was a Wicks phenomenon only and then looked at askance. Is there a place in theatre organs for d.e. action or does the higher w.p. preclude its use?   Thanks all, Mike.    
(back) Subject: Re: Newbie full of questions re: theatre vs. classical From: <ORGANUT@aol.com> Date: Tue, 14 Jul 1998 16:11:51 EDT   Mike.   I think a better way to discuss this subject would be Theater organs and Classical organs. I like to think that they are not in competition with each other per se. Each has its own special niche and there is plenty of room for both.   Theater organs are able to get many pitches from the same rank of pipes through a method of wiring called unification. One rank of pipes (flutes for example) can be played from all keyboards and the pedals. If you just happen to be calling upon the same pitch to be played from both keyboards and maybe the pedal; only one pipe is going to sound. Slight loss of chorus effect here. On the other hand, a classical organ would more than likely have a rank of flute or diapason pipes dedicated to each keyboard and possibly the pedal. In this case even though you would be playing the same pitch, three pipes would sound and you would have the chorus effect being produced by the sound coming from three different locations and the very slight differences in the voice and pitch of each pipe. Additionally, the classical instruments usually are not played with tremolo. The Theater Organ depends heavily on tremolo.   Thats my perception of the major difference between the two instruments. Someone else may be able to expand on this opinion.   I have rebuilt and installed a Wurlitzer Theater Organ at my home. However, I still enjoy hearing both instruments. There are compositions which may sound great on a TO which would be awful on a Classic instrument and the converse is certainly true. My attitude is; Double your pleasure ,Double your fun, enjoy both instruments.   If you want to know all of the don't do's about restoring a TO I think I have done em all.   If you want to correspond privately, my Email address is: ORGANUT@aol.com   Phil L  
(back) Subject: Announcing staff changes (X-POST) From: Shirley <pnst@itw.com> Date: Tue, 14 Jul 1998 16:13:49 -0400   Abington Presbyterian Church, Abington, PA (suburban Philadelphia) announces the following staff changes:   Michael E. Kemp - resigned, leaving 30 years of Music Ministry, entering education at the high school level teaching music history and theory, leading the school and community choruses, and starting a community orchestra.   Glenn Miller - was organist at APC for about a year and a half as the interim, filled in during the illness of and after the death of Biff Claflin. Is now headed to Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, as their new minister of music and organist.   Appointments: Abington Church is going with a team of interim people until such time as the Music Visioning committee forms their recommendations of the direction the music department should take, given the size and needs of the congregation and the budget. That interim team consists of the following:   Mrs. Kay Dubie Stretton, Interim Director of Music Dr. Thomas Lloyd, Interim Orchestra Conductor Mrs. Janice Kemp, continuing as Director of Children's Music Me - Assistant Organist (Just for the record, I was asked to move into this position, and was asked to apply for the permanent position. I chose not to, because I enjoy life the way it is at this point.)   OK, I'm saving the best for last.   Robert Carwithen will be Interim Organist   I don't know if Robert is nationally known or not, but he sure is a legend locally. He spent a lot of years in a very successful program at First Pres. of Germantown, in Philly, then moved to Alexander McCurdy's former church, First Pres. of Philly, and then to Robert Elmore's former church, Tenth Pres. of Philly. He has recently "retired" from Tenth, and has agreed to come to Abington. There is a lot more to the musical history of this great man. We're thrilled to have him come to spend the year with us. And me? It's humbling to know I'll be working beside greatness. :)   --Shirley  
(back) Subject: Re: Newbie full of questions re: theatre vs. classical From: Mike Langford <mike5@indian-creek.net> Date: Tue, 14 Jul 1998 16:22:59 EST   Hi Phil: Thanks for taking the time to reply.   Yes, I understand about unification and speaking at multiple pitches, etc. For some reason it just surprised me to see that to's did it as much, or maybe even more, than classical instruments. Keep, in mind, please that I'm an organist first and a technician second.   I think maybe I've had some misconceptions over the years that need to be adjusted :). Anyway, I've read somewhere that tibias are the mainstay of the to as opposed to diapasons on the classical, and I read in my book on stops that the tibia is a flute stop so wherein lies the foundation, on the flute or the diapason family?   I think I'm leaning towards assembling an instrument myself as opposed to buying something already existant. There seems to be a plethora of components but few instruments per se. I do think, though, that I'm going to have to have some help in selecting pipes and trying to get something tonally balanced, though I understand a certain amount of that is accomplished by voicing.   Here's a very specific question for you. Are we still talking about eletro-pneumatic actions for the most part today or does direct electric have a use here?   Thanks, Mike    
(back) Subject: My new position From: <DRAWKNOB@aol.com> Date: Tue, 14 Jul 1998 18:41:32 EDT   Hi y'all,   After being organist/choirmaster for over six years at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, in Lancaster, TX, I have resigned my post and have accepted the position of Director of Music Ministries (organist/choirmaster) at Oak Cliff Christian Church, Dallas, TX.   Oak Cliff Christian (Disciples of Christ) is a "very liturgically aware church" and they maintain an excellent campus, organ and music library. The organ is a Schudi ( 2 manuals/30 ranks/EP). Here's the stop list:   GREAT 8 Principal 8 Rohrflote 8 Gemshorn (from swell) 4 Octave 4 Spitzflote 2 2/3 Nazard 2 Blochflote 1 3/5 Tierce Mixture IV/V 8 Trompette Tremulant Sw - Gt 16 Sw - Gt 8   SWELL 8 Holzgedackt 8 Gemshorn 8 Gemshorn Celeste 4 Principal 4 Spillflote 2 Octave 1 1/3 Quinte Sharf IV 8 Hautbois Tremulant Sw - Sw 4   PEDAL 16 Subbass 8 Principal 8 Gedackt Pommer 4 Choral Bass Mixture III 16 Posaune 8 Trompette Gt - Pd 8 Sw - Pd 8       John A. Gambill, Jr. Director of Music Ministries (Organist/Choirmaster) Oak Cliff Christian Church Dallas, Texas  
(back) Subject: TO, vintage ~1970 From: "V. David Barton" <vdbarton@erols.com> Date: Tue, 14 Jul 1998 20:07:20 -0400   Hi, all!   I happen to have lived in Panama City (RP) from mid-1968 to mid-1970, complements of the U. S. Air Force, and while there, one of my favorite watering holes was the lobby bar at the El Panama Hotel (originally the E= l Panama Hilton, but the Hilton people had bowed out =96 or been thrown out= =96 some time before my arrival on the scene). There was a WurliTzer theater organ in the bar, behind glass, replete with colored spotlights and all t= he trimmings, and a guy playing it each evening who was quite good. Does anybody remember this? Is there anybody out there who knows if the organ= 's still there and still in use? There has been much political unrest in th= at unfortunate country in the past 30 years, which leads me to wonder.   Dave    
(back) Subject: Re: Announcing staff changes (X-POST) From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Tue, 14 Jul 1998 21:13:34 -0400 (EDT)   When I was in the choir at Trinity Episcopal Church, New Orleans LA, we sang several choral pieces by Robert Carwithin. He had been a teacher of then organist (the late) Joseph Overpeck . The music was really very satisfying and rewarding to sing, especially an (at that time) unpublished setting of a gospel hymn (the name of which escapes me). His choral work is well worth investigating.   :~+~:~+~:~+~:~+~:~+~:~+~:~+~:~+~:~+~: o o o _____bruce cornely_____ o o o o o o cremona84000@webtv.net o o o o o o ___ O a H g S o ___ o o o   He wa'n't no common dog, he wa'n't no mongrel; he was a composite. A composite dog is a dog that's made up of all the valuable qualities that's in the dog breed-- kind of a syndicate; and a mongrel's made up of all the riffraff that's left over." --Mark Twain    
(back) Subject: Jacques Casterede From: <ComposerTX@aol.com> Date: Tue, 14 Jul 1998 23:28:37 EDT   Does anyone know the dates for composer Jacques Casterede, and does anyone know if he composed for the organ? Thanks, Danny Ray  
(back) Subject: Re: Newbie full of questions re: theatre vs. classical From: <ORGANUT@aol.com> Date: Tue, 14 Jul 1998 23:37:39 EDT   Mike.   The reply I sent to you has an error I need to correct. I kept using DO in place of direct electric. How the hell I get DO for DE escapes me. Mouth to brain! Are you up there? Come in please.   Sorrrrry   Phil L  
(back) Subject: Re: Newbie full of questions re: theatre vs. classical From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Wed, 15 Jul 1998 00:00:18 -0400 (EDT)   Phil..... I'm beginning to wonder if people actually notice typos any more. I've had people point out typos like your DO, and I STILL have to look for them. Anyway, everybody knows what Direct Olectric is! ;-)   :~+~:~+~:~+~:~+~:~+~:~+~:~+~:~+~:~+~: o o o _____bruce cornely_____ o o o o o o cremona84000@webtv.net o o o o o o ___ O a H g S o ___ o o o   He wa'n't no common dog, he wa'n't no mongrel; he was a composite. A composite dog is a dog that's made up of all the valuable qualities that's in the dog breed-- kind of a syndicate; and a mongrel's made up of all the riffraff that's left over." --Mark Twain    
(back) Subject: Organist opening, Philly suburb, Baptist (X-POST) From: patmai@juno.com (Patricia R. Maimone) Date: Wed, 15 Jul 1998 02:37:16 -0400   Dear Pipechatters,   This was originally posted on choralist with a request to post it on organ lists.   Pat Maimone   > From: RobertamR@aol.com > Subject: Organist opening--Philadelphia suburbs > Date: Monday, July 13, 1998 12:34 PM > Organist wanted for American Baptist Church in Wayne, PA, outside >Philadelphia. > One Sunday service, accompany Thursday evening rehearsal with >accomplished adult choir plus Sunday AM children's choir rehearsal > Applicants must be comfortable with a wide range of musical styles & > accompaniments on organ, piano or synthesizer, as well as with a dynamic >and progressive worship atmosphere. [Your correspondent inquired about the organ... The following facts have been established: ]   > Moeller > I believe it's Opus 1960; >The console has 3 manuals, but only two are actually "armed"; the choir >manual can be set up to capture either the swell or great registrations. I >think it's ten ranks; I'll need to check on all the exact specs.. > A nice baroque instrument, all in all. > Salary negotiable. > Send resume & 2 references to: Search Committee, Central Baptist Church, >PO Box 309, Wayne, PA 19087-0309.   > Inquiries: 610-688-0664 or e-mail <cbc@mailin.icdc.com>   > Robert Ross, Music Director > Central Baptist Church > Wayne, PA > Artistic Director > Voces Novae et Antiquae > Philadelphia, PA