PipeChat Digest #460 - Wednesday, July 22, 1998
Re: Organ & Piano, Ensemble Pieces Wanted
  by "Vincent" <vlefevere@unicall.be>
Re: Organ Week @ Wesminster Choir College
  by "Douglas A. Campbell" <dougcampbell@juno.com>
RE: Shirley?
  by "Wildhirt, Richard" <Richard.Wildhirt@PSS.Boeing.com>
  by "Steve Lamanna" <steve.lamanna@tavsnet.com>
Re: Help..
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: Pasadena FUMC
  by <Steskinner@aol.com>
Re: Pasadena FUMC
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: REVIEW: Lyn Larsen ROCKS SanFilippo Victorian Palace
  by "steve ashley" <piping.hot@virgin.net>
Hopeful Heart, continued
  by "Jeff Taylor" <jctaylor@execpc.com>
Re: Lack of Interest
  by "Emily D. Woods" <sesquialtera@hotmail.com>
Re: Lack of Interest
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
(no subject)
  by "Bruce Learmonth" <bruce.learmonth@sk.sympatico.ca>

(back) Subject: Re: Organ & Piano, Ensemble Pieces Wanted From: "Vincent" <vlefevere@unicall.be> Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 10:55:05 +0200     -----Oorspronkelijk bericht----- Van: S. Kishimoto <KN655200@copernicus.or.jp> Aan: pipechat@pipechat.org <pipechat@pipechat.org> Datum: maandag 29 juni 1998 10:41 Onderwerp: Organ & Piano, Ensemble Pieces Wanted     >This is the only piece which I know to play by small organ and piano. >If you have other recommendable piece, please let me know. > >And also, we are searching short pieces for violin, flute, bass >recorder and >with organ or piano. > > > Kishimoto     Dear Mr Kishimoto,   We propose a composition of Chris Dubois (Belgian composer) , namely a concertino for small organ (positiv) and hapsichord or piano, mr Dubois i= s willing to produce copies of this handwritten score and send it to you ju= st against payment of the copy and sending costs. This payment can be done u= s.   Greetings Vincent Lef=E8vre, secretary of the non profit association "Organs in Flanders" (Belgium) vlefevere@unicall.be        
(back) Subject: Re: Organ Week @ Wesminster Choir College From: dougcampbell@juno.com (Douglas A. Campbell) Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 09:12:26 EDT     On Mon, 20 Jul 1998 17:53:08 PDT "Jill Schultheis" <nachthorn@hotmail.com> writes:   >I wanted to know if there will be anyone from this list >instructing/attending the Organ Week for High School Students at >Westminster Choir College this Sunday. I know there is someone on this > >list affiliated with WCC, but I can't remember who it is. Anyways, if >anyone is, send me an e-mail. Later. > >Jill K. Schultheis >nachthorn@hotmail.com >http://www.geocities.com/Vienna/Strasse/4343 > Dear Jill,   I do know that Peter Isherwood is attending, but he has already left and gone "nomail" for a couple of weeks.     Douglas A. Campbell Skaneateles, NY   _____________________________________________________________________ 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: Shirley? From: "Wildhirt, Richard" <Richard.Wildhirt@PSS.Boeing.com> Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 07:04:46 -0700   > From: Bob Nickel[SMTP:rnickel@itol.com] > Reply To: PipeChat > Sent: Monday, July 20, 1998 8:02 PM > To: pipechat@pipechat.org > Subject: Shirley? > > Someone tell me (privately, please) ... what happened with Shirley? > > Bob Nickel > Please tell me, too. I was on vacation the last couple weeks. Thanks.     --Rich richard.wildhirt@boeing.com  
(back) Subject: Help.. From: "Steve Lamanna"<steve.lamanna@tavsnet.com> Date: Tue, 21 Jul 98 10:32:14 -0500     I haven't gotten any pipechat mail for the last three days.....anyone else out there having this trouble.   Steve LaManna      
(back) Subject: Re: Help.. From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 11:52:46 -0400 (EDT)   Steve,   It's just been quiet.   :~+~:~+~:~+~:~+~:~+~:~+~:~+~:~+~:~+~: 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   At thieves I bark'd, at lovers wagg'd my tail, And thus I pleased both Lord and Lady Frail. --John Wilkes    
(back) Subject: Re: Pasadena FUMC From: <Steskinner@aol.com> Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 12:00:32 EDT   In a message dated 98-07-11 14:27:00 EDT, you write:   << Does anyone out west way - know the organ in 1st u.m.c.? >>   The other posts on this organ have been from books that contain sketchy information. I was part of the company that repaired the earthquake damage and re-wired, re-inforced and cleaned the entire organ in the $5 million building renovation which included earthquake re-inforcement of the entire brick building, new chancel, cleaning of the stained glass, and air conditioning.   The organ is a 1913 (according to an inscription on the back of the case) E.M. Skinner, re-done in the mid 50's by Aeolian-Skinner, and then again more recently by Manuel Rosales when he added the nave shades to the swell, choir and solo, as well as a chest or two to the great, as well as the first 4 manual drawknob Schlicker console. The chests in the main organ are double primary chests, and the ones added may have come from the dome organ (only the chimes are left there now). There is also a 3 manual Skinner in the chapel, and that is the one that came from a residence.   In the 50's re-build, the open wood was removed and a wimpy open metal installed. In 1993, the Kimball in St. James Episcopal, LA was dismantled and the battle-ship scale open wood installed at 1st Methodist (the open metal is still there).   James Hopkins, composition teacher at USC, is the very competent and very pleasant organist.   Some confusion might come about from the Presbyterian Church across the street, which has a 4-manual Aeolian-Skinner in the church, and a 4-manual something (another Skinner?) in the Chapel.   Steven Skinner First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant Erie, PA  
(back) Subject: Re: Pasadena FUMC From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 19:07:52 -0400 (EDT)   A stoplist would be really nice!!!   :~+~:~+~:~+~:~+~:~+~:~+~:~+~:~+~:~+~: 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   At thieves I bark'd, at lovers wagg'd my tail, And thus I pleased both Lord and Lady Frail. --John Wilkes    
(back) Subject: Re: REVIEW: Lyn Larsen ROCKS SanFilippo Victorian Palace From: steve ashley <piping.hot@virgin.net> Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 11:26:49 +0100   TonyIn219@aol.com (John Carrington)wrote: > > EVER SAT ABOUT 100 FEET FROM 5 CHAMBERS AND 8,000 PIPES? I'm gonna take part > of the day off and shop for a Miracle Ear Hearing Aid. > > Hopeful Hearts was AWESOME! Lyn Larsen was INCREDIBLE. One of my favorite > songs in the whole world, the Grand Tarantelle for piano and organ by > Gottschalk, was played effortlessly and glamorously <sorry, I'm tired and not > coming up with great adjectives.> > > Anyway, the HOME, all 44,000 square feet of it, is beyond description. The big > surprise was the Eden Palais Salon Carousel. MON DIEU!!! WHAT A FACADE!!!! I > was expecting a Merry-Go-Round, but instead found the Biltmore Estate of > Carousels. > Having never had the pleasure of attending Sanfilippo's "live", every description I have read/heard has been VERY complimentary. Of course, from one or two fellow Brits I have heard the adjunct "a bit over-the-top", but then it could be a bit much coming from this rather "quiet and unassuming" country. Of course that doesn't just apply to the Sanfilippo estate.... > > BTW: FOr all the nattering naysaysers of negativism who complain about the > SanFillipo organ's acoustics on CDs, the organ "live" is AWESOME and the > acoustics are marvelous. I bought Simon Gledhill's Carousel CD and it sounds > as good as (or better) than any recording any one else has made at any other > venue. > Sometimes you have to wonder just what the buffs are looking for, and what indeed they expect from ANY recording. I supply these CDs to the "European Market" and some of the comments made to me about them boggle my mind. "I was expecting more power" (obviously not listening to the same CDs) and "A little lacking in excitement".(!) Now beauty is very definitely in the eyes of the beholder, and I am not easily swayed to superlatives, but IMHO the Victorian Music Room recordings come about as close to Nirvana as is possible. And no, they don't have the accoustics of Shea's or the Foxes, but the shere cleanliness-without-being-clinical quality of those tracks leave me close to breathless.   Oh well, you can't please all the folk all the time...   Steve Ashley Piping Hot, England      
(back) Subject: Hopeful Heart, continued From: "Jeff Taylor" <jctaylor@execpc.com> Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 20:05:31 -0500   I'll come out of my lurker mode briefly to throw in a couple of more comments about last weekend's Hopeful Heart programs...   I've attended several of these events now, so the initial awe inspired by the place, the collections, and *the instrument* have worn off, perhaps allowing me to better appreciate Lyn Larsen's musicianship and professionalism. What impressed me most this time was the fact that Lyn was there to make music with his guest performers. He supported and complemented them and never detracted from their performances. His registrations were superb. They were always in balance with the other performer and varied enough to stimulate interest but they never distracted the listener. He wasn't there to impress anyone with dazzling technique or flamboyant arrangements, he was there to make music. In my book, that's real professionalism.   Personally, being a certified 'organ nut', I would have enjoyed more organ solos, but the fact that I enjoyed it so much helps demonstrate how successful the program was.   I'll let those with keener, more experienced ears than mine critique the instrument in detail if they wish, but I think it is simply stunning. It's incredible range, from the softest whispering flutes and voxes to the blazing enchamade reeds and thundering 32's, all perfectly balanced and regulated, must be heard to be believed.   Thanks for listening. Now back to lurking...  
(back) Subject: Re: Lack of Interest From: "Emily D. Woods" <sesquialtera@hotmail.com> Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 19:46:10 PDT   Mr Cowley,   Your message (a couple of days ago, by now) concerning the lack of interest in the pipe organ struck a nerve with me, though I'm not quite sure why. My small hometown has only three pipe organs, and I think all are being played each and every Sunday. I know for a fact that the United Methodist Church I attend is played by an absolutely wonderful and extremely talented organist (and the high praise has nothing to do with the fact that she's my teacher :) ). I really can't offer any opinion on overbearing organists, since I've only met a couple and they seemed very nice and laid-back. I do have to speak my mind on the snobbery issue, though, even if it means that I'm ostracized or flamed. Every professional musician I've ever met has seemed to me to be more than a little quirky, but I never encountered any true, self-centered snobs until I joined these organ lists. I'm probably putting myself in front of a firing range to accuse anyone of being stuck-up, but honestly I think some of you have no idea how self-absorbed and pretentious you sound. Anyone with the slightest interest in the pipe organ would be put off by such childish behavior from adults. Please understand that I'm aiming at no one in particular, and that I think the majority of the people on these lists have been very friendly, helpful, and welcoming to me and my thoughts, and that is greatly appreciated. But it's the organists that are so full of themselves that they can't state an opinion without trying to make them sound like "the" organist of the list have been almost enough to turn me off of these lists and off of organists in general. As a young organ student, I love to play and I love learning about the organ and its history. Here's one young person who is seriously considering furthering the organ profession. Interest hasn't completely died out; it just needs some reviving, from some professional organists who really care about the instrument and the music. Anyway, I've spoken a bit of my mind. Time to return to dormancy for another month or so.   Emily Woods   ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Lack of Interest From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 23:07:08 -0400 (EDT)   Emily, Thanks for your fresh perspective on organists and how we present ourselves. There is alot of truth there. Please contribute often. Real questions keep us from having to talk about stupid stuff so much. Don't spend too much time in dormancy. Although it can be fun; I lived in the dormancies when I was in college ;-). hehehe   :~+~:~+~:~+~:~+~:~+~:~+~:~+~:~+~:~+~: 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   At thieves I bark'd, at lovers wagg'd my tail, And thus I pleased both Lord and Lady Frail. --John Wilkes    
(back) Subject: From: "Bruce Learmonth" <bruce.learmonth@sk.sympatico.ca> Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 22:55:40 -0600   Hi Emily   I read with interest your e-mail. Not knowing more details but yes I have encountered the odd organist who does not want to impart knowledge with others who are mostly self taught. I am one of those, at the ripe old age of 45 I have resumed organ lessons to improve my playing abilities and to make a more pleasing sound for our church congregation. The majority of professional organists though have gone out of their way to make me feel comfortable and help me along my musical journey   Bruce Learmonth