PipeChat Digest #467 - Tuesday, July 28, 1998
 
Re: What made you interested in organ?
  by "j. stuart" <jstuart1@pdq.net>
Re: What made you interested in organ?
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@truelink.net>
Re: F Sharp
  by "Paul Opel" <popel@sover.net>
R: Organ for sale
  by "Mascioni Organi" <masciorg@tin.it>
Re: Mascioni's Organ For Sale
  by "Mascioni Organi" <masciorg@tin.it>
Re: Performance Anxiety
  by "Vernon Moeller" <vernonm@ccsi.com>
Performance anxiety
  by "Don G. Pribble" <donprib@juno.com>
Re: F# Keys
  by "Vernon Moeller" <vernonm@ccsi.com>
Music I cannot find
  by "Bob Nickel" <rnickel@itol.com>
Calvin (was:  What made you interested?)
  by "Jonathan B. Hall" <jonahall@indiana.edu>
Re: Calvin (was:  What made you interested?)
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@truelink.net>
Re: Calvin (was:  What made you interested?)
  by <VOet@aol.com>
Re: Calvin (was:  What made you interested?)
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: Music I cannot find
  by <HDKarras@aol.com>
 


(back) Subject: Re: What made you interested in organ? From: "j. stuart" <jstuart1@pdq.net> Date: Mon, 27 Jul 1998 04:04:29 -0500   Kurt, thanks for the reply. As far as i know, your right about the spinnets not having 25-notes on the pedalboard.    
(back) Subject: Re: What made you interested in organ? From: Bob Scarborough <desertbob@truelink.net> Date: Mon, 27 Jul 1998 02:33:59 -0700   At 04:04 AM 7/27/98 -0500, j. stuart wrote: >Kurt, thanks for the reply. As far as i know, your right about the >spinnets not having 25-notes on the pedalboard.     "Spinets", by convention in the now-defunct (almost) home organ industry, usually denoted a little organ with two 44-key manuals and 13 "donkey dong" pedals.   DeserTBoB    
(back) Subject: Re: F Sharp From: Paul Opel <popel@sover.net> Date: Mon, 27 Jul 1998 07:16:12 -0400   Berlin's instrument at least used to be in the Smithsonian Institution in DC, along with a Violano Virtuoso and a bunch of other mechanical instruments.   Paul   >One famous musician who could only play in the key of F was Irving Berlin. >He had a special transposing piano built with some sort of sliding action for >playing in other keys. > >-- >Robert Ehrhardt <robert.ehrhardt@mci2000.com> >Noel Memorial UMC,Shreveport, LA >Team AMIGA > > >"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     http://www.sover.net/~popel      
(back) Subject: R: Organ for sale From: "Mascioni Organi" <masciorg@tin.it> Date: Mon, 27 Jul 1998 15:09:13 +0200   Dear Sirs,   first of all thanks for your interest, the drawings are coming by mail; h= ere following the information requested about the "Mascioni" on sale:   FAM. V.MASCIONI Srl. (Italy) Built, 1970   The instrument is a studio-organ with swell box and a facade with 34 pipe= s (50%tin). Dimensions: width 9.84 ft (3 meters) depth 4.26 ft (1.3 meters) high 9.84 ft (3 meters) The console is detached with an elegant case made of walnut. Two keyboards with toggle-touch (special Mascioni's patent). Electric transmission. Electric low-noise german blower. The instrument actually belong to a private person and it is in perfect conditions. Manteinance by the original firm. It is practically new.   Two keyboards: 61 notes Pedalboard (Bdo): 32 keys   Fundamental disposition:   1. Bordone 16'- 8' - 4' - 2.2/3' - 2' - 1.3/5' pipes n=B0 101 2. Principale 8' - 4' - 2.2/3' - 2' " n=B0 85 3. Ripieno 3f. 1.1/3' " n=B0 61 4. Cromorno 8' " n=B0 61 5 . Voce Celeste 8' 2 ranks " n=B0 98   Consolle disposition:   I=B0 Keyboard 1. Principale 8' 2. Bordone 8' 3. Ottava 4' 4. Flauto 4' 5. Nazardo 2.2/3' 6. XV 2' 7. Ripieno 3f.   II Keyboard   8. Bordone 8' 9. Flauto 4' 10. Quinta 2.2/3' 11. Silvestre 2' 12. Decimino 1.3/5' 13. Voce Celeste 14. Cromorno 8'   Pedal 15. Bordone 16' 16. Principale 8' 17. Bordone 8' 18. Ottava 4' 19. Flauto 4' 20. Musetta 4'   Couplers   21. I 8 Ped. 22. II 8 Ped. 23. II 8 I   24. Tremolo   Additionals:   n=B0 5 pistons for: PP-P-MF-F-FF n=B0 3 pistons for: Ripieno, Reeds, Tutti Crescendo and Expression shoes.   Price: US$ 40.000,00   Inquire directly the builder company: Fam.V.Mascioni Srl Via V.Veneto, 20 Azzio (VA) I-21030 Tel. +39.0332.630605 Fax. +39.0332.630504 E-mail: masciorg@tin.it http://web.tin.it/mascioni   Best Regards and thanks for your interest. A.Mascioni   -----Messaggio originale----- Da: CHERCAPA@aol.com <CHERCAPA@aol.com> A: pipechat@pipechat.org <pipechat@pipechat.org> Data: gioved=EC 23 luglio 1998 22.19 Oggetto: Re: Organ for sale     >DEar Sir, Please forward the specifications of the organ to my snail mai= l >address. 4751 Orchard Rd. Schnecksville, Pa. 18078 Sincerely, Paul P. Valtos > >"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: Mascioni's Organ For Sale From: "Mascioni Organi" <masciorg@tin.it> Date: Mon, 27 Jul 1998 15:04:35 +0200   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=_NextPart_000_0008_01BDB96F.DE4C6960 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Dear Sirs,   first of all thanks for your interest, here following the information = requested about the "Mascioni" on sale:   FAM. V.MASCIONI Srl. (Italy) Built, 1970   The instrument is a studio-organ with swell box and a facade with 34 = pipes (50%tin).   Dimensions: width 9.84 ft (3 meters) depth 4.26 ft (1.3 meters) high 9.84 ft (3 meters)   The console is detached with an elegant case made of walnut. Two keyboards with toggle-touch (special Mascioni's patent). Electric transmission. Electric low-noise german blower.   The instrument actually belong to a private person and it is in perfect = conditions. Manteinance by the original firm. It is practically new.   Two keyboards: 61 notes Pedalboard (Bdo): 32 keys   Fundamental disposition:   1. Bordone 16'- 8' - 4' - 2.2/3' - 2' - 1.3/5' pipes n=B0 101 2. Principale 8' - 4' - 2.2/3' - 2' " n=B0 85 3. Ripieno 3f. 1.1/3' " n=B0 61 4. Cromorno 8' " n=B0 61 5 . Voce Celeste 8' 2 ranks " n=B0 98   Consolle disposition:   I=B0 Keyboard   1. Principale 8' 2. Bordone 8' 3. Ottava 4' 4. Flauto 4' 5. Nazardo 2.2/3' 6. XV 2' 7. Ripieno 3f.   II Keyboard   8. Bordone 8' 9. Flauto 4' 10. Quinta 2.2/3' 11. Silvestre 2' 12. Decimino 1.3/5' 13. Voce Celeste 14. Cromorno 8'   Pedal   15. Bordone 16' 16. Principale 8' 17. Bordone 8' 18. Ottava 4' 19. Flauto 4' 20. Musetta 4'   Couplers   21. I 8 Ped. 22. II 8 Ped. 23. II 8 I   24. Tremolo   Additionals:   n=B0 5 pistons for: PP-P-MF-F-FF n=B0 3 pistons for: Ripieno, Reeds, Tutti Crescendo and Expression shoes.   Price: US$ 40.000,00   Inquire directly the builder company: Fam.V.Mascioni Srl Via V.Veneto, 20 Azzio (VA) I-21030 Tel. +39.0332.630605 Fax. +39.0332.630504 E-mail: masciorg@tin.it http://web.tin.it/mascioni   Best Regards and thanks for your interest. A.Mascioni   ------=_NextPart_000_0008_01BDB96F.DE4C6960 Content-Type: text/html; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD W3 HTML//EN"> <HTML> <HEAD>   <META content=3Dtext/html;charset=3Diso-8859-1 = http-equiv=3DContent-Type> <META content=3D'"MSHTML 4.71.1712.3"' name=3DGENERATOR> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 face=3D"Times New Roman">Dear = Sirs,</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 face=3D"Times New Roman"></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 face=3D"Times New Roman">first of all thanks = for your=20 interest, here following the&nbsp; information requested about the=20 &quot;Mascioni&quot; on sale:</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 face=3D"Times New Roman"></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 face=3D"Times New Roman"><STRONG>FAM. = V.MASCIONI Srl.=20 (Italy)<BR>Built, 1970</STRONG></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 face=3D"Times New Roman"></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 face=3D"Times New Roman">The instrument is a = studio-organ=20 with swell box and a facade with 34 pipes (50%tin).</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 face=3D"Times New = Roman"><BR>Dimensions:&nbsp;=20 width&nbsp; 9.84 ft (3 meters)</FONT><FONT color=3D#000000=20 face=3D"Times New Roman"><BR>&nbsp; depth&nbsp; 4.26 ft (1.3 = meters)<BR>&nbsp;=20 high 9.84 ft (3 meters)</FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 face=3D"Times New Roman"><BR>The console is = detached with=20 an elegant case made of walnut.<BR>Two keyboards with toggle-touch = (special=20 Mascioni's patent).<BR>Electric transmission.<BR>Electric low-noise = german=20 blower.</FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 face=3D"Times New Roman"><BR>The instrument = actually=20 belong to a private person and it is in perfect = conditions.<BR>Manteinance by=20 the original firm.<BR>It is practically new.</FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 face=3D"Times New Roman"></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 face=3D"Times New Roman">Two keyboards:&nbsp; = 61=20 notes<BR>Pedalboard (Bdo):&nbsp; 32 keys</FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 face=3D"Times New Roman"></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 face=3D"Times New Roman"><STRONG>Fundamental=20 disposition:</STRONG></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 face=3D"Times New Roman"></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 face=3D"Times New Roman">1. Bordone 16'- 8' - = 4' - 2.2/3'=20 - 2' - 1.3/5'&nbsp; pipes&nbsp; n&deg; 101<BR>2. Principale 8' - 4' - = 2.2/3' -=20 2'&nbsp;&nbsp; &quot; n&deg; 85<BR>3. Ripieno 3f. = 1.1/3'&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=20 &quot; n&deg; 61<BR>4. Cromorno 8'&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &quot; n&deg; = 61<BR>5=20 .. Voce Celeste 8' 2 ranks&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &quot; n&deg; = 98</FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 face=3D"Times New Roman"></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 face=3D"Times New Roman"><STRONG>Consolle=20 disposition:</STRONG></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 face=3D"Times New Roman"></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 face=3D"Times New Roman"><STRONG>I&deg;=20 Keyboard</STRONG></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 face=3D"Times New Roman"><BR>1. Principale = 8'<BR>2.=20 Bordone 8'<BR>3. Ottava 4'<BR>4. Flauto 4'<BR>5. Nazardo 2.2/3'<BR>6. = XV&nbsp;=20 2'<BR>7. Ripieno 3f.</FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 face=3D"Times New Roman"></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 face=3D"Times New Roman"><STRONG>II=20 Keyboard</STRONG></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 face=3D"Times New Roman"></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 face=3D"Times New Roman">8. Bordone 8'<BR>9. = Flauto=20 4'<BR>10. Quinta 2.2/3'<BR>11. Silvestre 2'<BR>12. Decimino = 1.3/5'<BR>13. Voce=20 Celeste<BR>14. Cromorno 8'</FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 face=3D"Times New Roman"></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000=20 face=3D"Times New Roman"><STRONG>Pedal</STRONG></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 face=3D"Times New Roman"><BR>15. Bordone = 16'<BR>16.=20 Principale 8'<BR>17. Bordone 8'<BR>18. Ottava 4'<BR>19. Flauto 4'<BR>20. = Musetta=20 4'</FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 face=3D"Times New Roman"></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000=20 face=3D"Times New Roman"><STRONG>Couplers</STRONG></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 face=3D"Times New Roman"></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 face=3D"Times New Roman">21. I&nbsp;&nbsp; = 8&nbsp;=20 Ped.<BR>22. II&nbsp; 8&nbsp; Ped.<BR>23. II&nbsp; 8&nbsp; = I</FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 face=3D"Times New Roman"></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 face=3D"Times New Roman">24. = Tremolo</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 face=3D"Times New Roman"></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000=20 face=3D"Times New Roman"><STRONG>Additionals:</STRONG></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 face=3D"Times New Roman"></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 face=3D"Times New Roman">n&deg; 5 pistons = for:=20 PP-P-MF-F-FF<BR>n&deg; 3 pistons for: Ripieno, Reeds, Tutti<BR>Crescendo = and=20 Expression shoes.</FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 face=3D"Times New Roman"></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 face=3D"Times New Roman">Price: US$=20 40.000,00</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 face=3D"Times New Roman"></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 face=3D"Times New Roman">Inquire directly the = builder=20 company:</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 face=3D"Times New Roman">Fam.V.Mascioni = Srl<BR>Via=20 V.Veneto, 20<BR>Azzio (VA)<BR>I-21030<BR>Tel. = +39.0332.630605<BR>Fax.&nbsp;=20 +39.0332.630504</FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 face=3D"Times New Roman">E-mail: <A=20 href=3D"mailto:masciorg@tin.it">masciorg@tin.it</A><BR><A=20 href=3D"http://web.tin.it/mascioni">http://web.tin.it/mascioni</A></FONT>= </DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 face=3D"Times New Roman"></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 face=3D"Times New Roman">Best Regards and = thanks for your=20 interest.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000=20 face=3D"Times New Roman">A.Mascioni</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=_NextPart_000_0008_01BDB96F.DE4C6960--    
(back) Subject: Re: Performance Anxiety From: Vernon Moeller <vernonm@ccsi.com> Date: Mon, 27 Jul 1998 09:03:45 -0500   Jack Cormack said: >It also may help if one recognizes that performance anxiety -- at a moderate >level -- is an asset, because it gets one keyed up and helps us to be able >to perform at our best. It is only a natural reaction to be keyed up before >a public performance, and if it is realized that it is only natural, then the >magnitude of the reaction can be controlled, and is an asset. >   I remember that at my very first piano recital - I was in the 4th grade at a school where piano was taught in place of a student's best academic subject (mine was spelling) - everybody was jumpy and asking me if I was nervous. I said no, that "Turkey in the Straw" was nothing to get nervous about. A few years later, I studied privately from one of the famous Jaggi sisters, Katherine and Elizabeth, in San Antonio - they taught 2 or 3 generations of kids from the same families, and were always comparing kids to their parents ("I remember when your father learned Beethoven's Minuet in G, and he always had trouble at that spot, too!"). Every summer, they had 3 evenings of recitals in one week, on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night, with the first evening being devoted to the little ones and a few older beginners, the second night for the more advanced, and the third for the advanced. I remember every piece I played (I remember what they were, not how to play them!), and I also remember that I developed a pattern of nervousness. Rehearsals were always OK, but by the time I got to the recital hall (in Wonderland Mall) and sat in the section reserved for Miss Katherine's students, my hands were like ice. At my first recital, when I played Faure's "The Palms" (no pun intended), my hands didn't warm up until I was climbing the stairs to the stage. The next year, they warmed up during the piece before mine (Chopin's Nocturne in E-flat, Op 9 No 2, I think - the one made famous by Eddy Duchin). The following year, they warmed up a couple of pieces before mine and so on, until a few years later, knowing the kind of reception I would get, I noticed that my hands felt a little cool but that they didn't get icy at all. As I gained experience in playing before people, I got less and less nervous for special occasions. Plus, I usually played in a duet, quartet or sextet before my solo piece, so I had a little chance to warm up a bit before my big moment.   So, I must say I agree with Jack, because all during those years, I saw kids who didn't get nervous because they didn't care what came out of the piano when they played - they were only there because Mom and Dad insisted that they do so. I cared; I wanted my music to say something, so, according to what my teacher told me, nervousness is the price you pay when you think that what you want your music to say is important. After you 'pay the price,' you're free to 'say' what you want, she'd say now and then. I often wondered how well she had played when she was younger (she was in her 80's, still driving all over San Antonio to give lessons to students of all ages, when she finally died in the early 1970's (BTW, her father was in the Civil War, to give you some idea as to her age)).   It was only in college and grad school, when every note counted, when the wrong nuance in the wrong place could set me back substantially in my studies, that nervousness began to take hold. So, I started playing ragtime, where nobody really cared if a wrong note slipped in now and then. I still play rags now and then. It even helped support me and my bride shortly after we were married, when I played piano for Austin's Melodrama Theatre, and I got to play 20 minutes of rags before each show. Rags are a great way to relax, once you get the stride bass patterns down cold.   Playing organ for church came pretty naturally for me, too, because for many years, I felt that I was a pianist first and an organist second. Now I feel equally at home on either instrument. I occasionally get the jitters, especially just before I play something pretty difficult, but I try to get my wife to turn pages for me, and she has a calming effect for me.   Sorry to rattle on so, but I observed yesterday's PC Virus Day by not logging into the I'Net, and now I get to make up for lost time....   \/\/\        
(back) Subject: Performance anxiety From: donprib@juno.com (Don G. Pribble) Date: Mon, 27 Jul 1998 09:32:47 -0500   I was the first one in my college to play a senior organ recital from memory. Nervous? My legs were shaking so badly I could hardly keep my feet on the pedals. After the first piece, however, I settled down and enjoyed the rest of it.   In later years while playing for church I was still bothered with anxiety occasionally.   Now, at the end of my career, I am not bothered in the least any more. Maybe the reason is that I'm a volunteer -- I am not paid for my services. I still care what comes out -- I just don't worry about it.   Don in Minneapolis     "A closed mouth gathers no feet."   _____________________________________________________________________ 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: F# Keys From: Vernon Moeller <vernonm@ccsi.com> Date: Mon, 27 Jul 1998 09:19:49 -0500   I once asked my piano teacher in college if there was any such thing as easy or hard keys to play in, and he told me that the hardest key to play accurately is C, since all the piano keys are on the same level and that you can't lean on a key from the side, so to speak. Then he showed me how to attack a black key from the left or right edge, instead of hitting it straight down from the top. It changes the tone a bit, but it can come in handy sometimes. Also, he told me that if I wanted to play something quickly, I'd better do it with as many black keys as possible, to wit, Chopin's "Black Key" and "Butterfly" etudes. You never see a pianist playing them on the white keys, do you?   I think ol' lady F-sharp was foolin' her less knowledgeable listeners with that bit about playing in the hardest key, don't you? *Reading* in the keys of F-sharp or G-flat is more difficult that some other keys, but that's a horse of a different color. Want some real reading 'fun'? Try sight-reading some of Albeniz's pieces, especially his haunting "Evocacion". Scriabin and Alkan also had a 'thing' about writing music that's difficult to read and play.   \/\/\    
(back) Subject: Music I cannot find From: Bob Nickel <rnickel@itol.com> Date: Mon, 27 Jul 1998 10:50:30 -0500   There is another version of the Sinfonia from "Wir danken dir, Gott." It is published by MorningStar. This version is edited and arranged by S. Drummond Wolff. (MSM-10-933)    
(back) Subject: Calvin (was: What made you interested?) From: "Jonathan B. Hall" <jonahall@indiana.edu> Date: Mon, 27 Jul 1998 17:35:44 -0500   I became passionately interested in the organ at an early age, mainly due to the benevolent influence of our local organist.   No, it wasn't "Left Foot Louie" or "Lulubelle" or anyone like that. I grew up in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of Manhattan, on the southeast corner, right on Third Avenue. Catty-corner across the park, on Park Avenue South, is Calvary Episcopal Church. When I was a kid, the organist there was Calvin Hampton.   Hampton was--these are the recollections of a very young child--a friendly, nice, if rather serious man; it felt safe to be around him, and he always let me sit at his feet and watch him play the pedals as he practiced. My dad--a member of Calvary--would take me to some of Hampton's recitals in the 1960's--I'm presuming before they were held at midnight.   I will never forget my Catholic shock and horror at the recital when, during a long and wild piece, a dancer whirled out into the chancel and did an interpretive dance. A tall African-American man wearing very little...to this day I have a vivid memory of seeing him afterwards, leaning against the chancel carvings by the console, winded from his literally breathtaking performance.   (Gad, was that an early incarnation of "Everyone Dance??")   But my best memories of C.H. were his unforgettable appearances as THE MONSTER at the parish Halloween parties. My brother and I, in our unvaried costumes--he Casper the Friendly Ghost, I Bugs Bunny--would be taken to various corners of the church by the rector to "find the escaped monster." One year, C.H. was Frankenstein (Franckenstein?), climbing over the parapets on the roof; another year he was the Wolfman, wailing away on an absconded Vox Humana pipe in the undercroft. His appearance was apocalyptic, terrifying--and we kids ran away screaming to the safety of the parish hall.   Do I recall one iota of his performance style? No...nor his registrations, nor any other professional detail of his music. I've encountered that slowly and with great joy as an adult. But those childhood experiences sealed me for the pipe organ as surely as any lessons would have.   Organists, let your hair down and be wild and wonderful. There's a kid somewhere in a Bugs Bunny suit who will never cease to praise you for it.     Best,   Jonathan B. Hall, AAGO Bloomington, IN      
(back) Subject: Re: Calvin (was: What made you interested?) From: Bob Scarborough <desertbob@truelink.net> Date: Mon, 27 Jul 1998 16:31:07 -0700   At 05:35 PM 7/27/98 -0500, Jonathan B. Hall wrote: >I became passionately interested in the organ at an early age, mainly due >to the benevolent influence of our local organist. > >No, it wasn't "Left Foot Louie" or "Lulubelle" or anyone like that. I grew >up in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of Manhattan, on the southeast corner, >right on Third Avenue. Catty-corner across the park, on Park Avenue South, >is Calvary Episcopal Church. When I was a kid, the organist there was >Calvin Hampton.<snip>   Mr. Hampton obviously had the "right stuff" in proportion...musical talent and ability, showmanship, and a desire to show kids what the organ and its music were all about. If more of us could achieve this kind of balance, who knows what kind of "organ renaissance" could happen? I doesn't hurt to befriend non-organ adults in the same friendly way, either...although I don't think the "Franckenstein" get-up would work so effectively with them...LOL!   DeserTBoB    
(back) Subject: Re: Calvin (was: What made you interested?) From: <VOet@aol.com> Date: Mon, 27 Jul 1998 20:52:55 EDT   Jonathan,   What a lovely story. Thank you for sharing it.   Bill  
(back) Subject: Re: Calvin (was: What made you interested?) From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Mon, 27 Jul 1998 22:27:36 -0400 (EDT)   Franckenstein is a wonderful monster. Who else can be "created" from our composer list?   The Creature from the Bloch Lagoon Gadezilla   :~+~:~+~:~+~:~+~:~+~:~+~:~+~:~+~:~+~: 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   Fierce in the woods, gentle in the house. -- Martial    
(back) Subject: Re: Music I cannot find From: <HDKarras@aol.com> Date: Tue, 28 Jul 1998 04:48:18 EDT   There is also another version of the Sinfonia from "Wir danken dir, Gott.= ",=0Amuch more easy then Dupr=E9. This is published by Kevin Mayhew in E= ngland in=0Athe book "Encores", edited and arranged by No=EBl Rawsthorne.   Hans=0A