PipeChat Digest #418 - Thursday, June 18, 1998
 
BBC Music Magazine
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@post.queensu.ca>
WICKS FACTORY VISITS
  by "Paul F. Stapel" <pstapel@spectra.net>
Methuen flooding
  by "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com>
Re: XPOST - more organ pics
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@post.queensu.ca>
Re: WICKS FACTORY VISITS
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: BBC Music Magazine
  by "Robert  Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net>
OHS Convention - X-post
  by <CareyOrgan@aol.com>
June COTOS Meeting (X-Posted)
  by <George.Greene@rossnutrition.com>
Denver organ?
  by "Frank Johnson" <usd465@horizon.hit.net>
Re: BBC Music Magazine
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@post.queensu.ca>
Re: Clock Store
  by <Victorgan@aol.com>
Re: BBC Music Magazine
  by <DudelK@aol.com>
I'm baaaack!!!
  by "Shirley" <pnst@itw.com>
Re: BBC Music Magazine
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@post.queensu.ca>
Postludes?
  by "Shirley" <pnst@itw.com>
MIDI stuff
  by "Shirley" <pnst@itw.com>
Re: Postludes?
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com>
Re: Postludes?
  by <mewzishn@spec.net>
Re:  Postludes?
  by <CharlesHTu@aol.com>
 


(back) Subject: BBC Music Magazine From: Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca> Date: Wed, 17 Jun 1998 05:02:32 -0400   I have just received my copy of the July 1998 issue of the BBC Music Magazine. The featured cover CD is that of Wayne Marshall, playing the organ of St. Mary's Church, Southampton, England.   I have been a subscriber to the BBC Music Magazine since its first issue over five years ago, and this is the first organ recording that they have ever issued. If you don't subscribe, try to buy a single copy from a bookstore, for IMHO this is one of the finest organ CDs that I have ever heard.   The programme is as follows:   Bach: Fantasia and Fugue in G minor BWV 542 Liszt: Fantasia and Fugue on "Ad nos, ad salutarem undam" Brahms: Fugue in A flat minor Bruno: Fugue, Fantasy and Chorale   As so often happens, the best is left to the last (three tracks), for the Bruno work is an excellent tour de force of the organ.   I can thoroughly recommend it, for the playing is superb, the organ is at its best, and the recording is equal to the demands of the instrument. I think that this CD should be in every organ lover's collection. I would like to hope that this might be the first of many organ CDs from the BBC Music Magazine.   Incidentally, I have no financial interest in this, just letting you all know that the CD is worth finding!       Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca> http://www.greenford.demon.co.uk/bob/   Classics Director CFRC-FM 101.9 MHz Radio Queen's University Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6 CANADA        
(back) Subject: WICKS FACTORY VISITS From: "Paul F. Stapel" <pstapel@spectra.net> Date: Tue, 16 Jun 1998 22:29:01 -0400   6/13/98   Following the digested threads of more knowledge needed about the insides of a WICKS factory, you might want to call, visit ( near St. Louis) or try the website of that fine company...they are always good for a personal tour of the facilities although they are indeed quite busy right now...   And by the way, a very competent organ technician, to be approved and authorised by WICKS, is needed for our upstate NY area ... know anybody good who could commit to this representation?? Call Scott Wick or Jack Jenkins at WICKS.com 618 654 2191 or me at 607 773 1495, FaX 607 772 6501   P      
(back) Subject: Methuen flooding From: "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com> Date: Wed, 17 Jun 1998 08:24:25 -0400   Anyone on this list planning to attend the Methuen Memorial Music Hall (MA) tonight (Wed.), the Mark Englehardt pipe organ recital has been cancelled due to flooding conditions from the storms. This concert may be rescheduled to September. This is a one time cancellation only.  
(back) Subject: Re: XPOST - more organ pics From: Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca> Date: Wed, 17 Jun 1998 09:06:04 -0400   Thanks to Jonathan Orwig for the fine organ pictures that he has made available to us. I find them extremely interesting, for it is unlikely that I shall ever have the chance to see the instruments that Jonathan has put on the Web for us all to see.   Many thanks, Jonathan.       Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca> http://www.greenford.demon.co.uk/bob/   Classics Director CFRC-FM 101.9 MHz Radio Queen's University Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6 CANADA        
(back) Subject: Re: WICKS FACTORY VISITS From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Wed, 17 Jun 1998 09:46:50 -0400   Wicks being a very kind-to-kids company is not new. When I was about 8 or 9 years old, I began writing to Wicks (because they built the organ at the church where I snuck in to practice every week!!). My three cardboard boxes of Wicks correspondence and brochures, etc, were lost in one of my moves (think it was Texas to Louisiana in '78). Wicks was always prompt and very generous in their responses to me -- that period would be from about 1955 until about 1967. When I visited their factory after the Philadelphia OHS convention I was given the "red carpet" treatment, not to mention all of the help they provided FREE when I was learning how to trouble-shoot and service the organ in a previous parish.... and they even build trackers! They are truly an example that a large business can be a kind business... and i have the drawknob to prove it!   bruce o h s __________ a g o cornely o o __________ o o ............. cremona84000@webtv.net .............   A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverence, and to turn around three times before lying down. --Robert Benchley  
(back) Subject: Re: BBC Music Magazine From: "Robert Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net> Date: Wed, 17 Jun 1998 09:39:15 -0500   Are these available in a bookstore or must one subscribe to BBC Music Magazine?     ---------- > From: Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca> > To: pipechat@pipechat.org > Subject: BBC Music Magazine > Date: Wednesday, June 17, 1998 4:02 AM > > I have just received my copy of the July 1998 issue of the BBC Music > Magazine. The featured cover CD is that of Wayne Marshall, playing the > organ of St. Mary's Church, Southampton, England. > > I have been a subscriber to the BBC Music Magazine since its first issue > over five years ago, and this is the first organ recording that they have > ever issued. If you don't subscribe, try to buy a single copy from a > bookstore, for IMHO this is one of the finest organ CDs that I have ever > heard. > > The programme is as follows: > > Bach: Fantasia and Fugue in G minor BWV 542 > Liszt: Fantasia and Fugue on "Ad nos, ad salutarem undam" > Brahms: Fugue in A flat minor > Bruno: Fugue, Fantasy and Chorale > > As so often happens, the best is left to the last (three tracks), for the > Bruno work is an excellent tour de force of the organ. > > I can thoroughly recommend it, for the playing is superb, the organ is at > its best, and the recording is equal to the demands of the instrument. I > think that this CD should be in every organ lover's collection. > I would like to hope that this might be the first of many organ CDs from > the BBC Music Magazine. > > Incidentally, I have no financial interest in this, just letting you all > know that the CD is worth finding! > > > > Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca> > > http://www.greenford.demon.co.uk/bob/ > > Classics Director > CFRC-FM 101.9 MHz > Radio Queen's University > Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6 > CANADA > > > > > "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: OHS Convention - X-post From: <CareyOrgan@aol.com> Date: Wed, 17 Jun 1998 11:47:27 EDT   I'm off to Denver to the OHS convention. Last year's Upstate NY OHS mini- convention included my (highly informal)demonstration of a 2m/p Estey reed organ. This year, for I believe the first time, both a Mustel harmonium and Vocalion (pressure) reed organ will be officially on the program of an OHS convention, both being ably pumped and played by James Bratton.   Hope to see and meet some listmembers there!   Keith Williams Troy NY   Reed Organ Society Headquarters Secretary Carey Organ Company Business Manager Alumnae Chapel Organist, Emma Willard School (1970 Noack 2m/p 41 rks) Instructor in Organ, College of St. Rose Organist & Choirmaster, St. Paul's Episcopal Church (1921 Austin 54 rks, 1875 Marklove 7-1/2 rks)  
(back) Subject: June COTOS Meeting (X-Posted) From: George.Greene@rossnutrition.com Date: Wed, 17 Jun 1998 12:12:28 -0400     The Central Ohio Theatre Organ Society (COTOS) June 1998 meeting will be held on Sunday, June 28th at Dorothy Steiner's home in Baltic, Ohio, at 3 pm. Bring finger food.   Dorothy has a Wurlitzer 3/16, a two-manual Conn with Leslie, and a six-year-old Hammond spinet.     Directions:   From I-270 (Columbus Outerbelt Northeast) take Rt.16 east to SR 36. Follow SR 36 through Coshocton and beyond to SR 93 (intersection has a blinking light). Turn left onto SR 93 and follow it about 11 miles to Baltic. Enter Baltic and go to the blinking light (the only one in Baltic) and turn right. Continue through Baltic, over a hill, past a school house on the left side of the road. SLOW DOWN. Look for a driveway that has three organ pipes and the "Steiner" name posted. Go past this driveway and turn in at the second driveway. Park your car, walk through the white gate and follow the path to Dorothy's home. Call 330/897-5683 if you get lost.      
(back) Subject: Denver organ? From: usd465@horizon.hit.net (Frank Johnson) Date: Wed, 17 Jun 1998 13:16:59 -0500   My wife and I will be in Denver over this coming weekend and I'm wondering if there are any organs playing there? Pizza, theater or whatever! We'd appreciate any info.   Thanks.   Frank R. Johnson (KA0API) Spirit of New Orleans - clarinet/leader http://www.hit.net/~usd465/ 1922 E. 14th Winfield, KS 67156      
(back) Subject: Re: BBC Music Magazine From: Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca> Date: Wed, 17 Jun 1998 15:04:15 -0400   At 09:39 AM 6/17/98 -0500, Robert Eversman wrote: >Are these available in a bookstore or must one subscribe to BBC Music >Magazine?   I have a mail subscription, but I have seen the North American Edition of BBC Music Magazine on sale in both Indigo Books and Chapters here in Kingston. In fact, I am thinking of buying it each month from Chapters when my subscription runs out, as the North American Edition does not contain all the English concert or radio notices, and I really do not need to pay the airmail costs!   There is also an American Subscription Department as well, - take a look at their Web page on: www.bbcworldwide.com/musicmagazine       Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca> http://www.greenford.demon.co.uk/bob/   Classics Director CFRC-FM 101.9 MHz Radio Queen's University Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6 CANADA        
(back) Subject: Re: Clock Store From: <Victorgan@aol.com> Date: Wed, 17 Jun 1998 15:17:34 EDT   I just got off the phone with Carl Fischer Inc, Publishers in NYC. The Title, "In A Clock Store" by Chas. J. Orth, is permanently out of print in a piano solo version. Currently, it is only printed in a concert band arrangement.   Anyone have a copy in their organ (piano) bench they wish to share?   Vic  
(back) Subject: Re: BBC Music Magazine From: <DudelK@aol.com> Date: Wed, 17 Jun 1998 15:36:15 EDT   I saw it in B. Dalton today at the Natl. Press Bldg. in Washington, but it was the June issue and not with Wayne Marshall. Is he on the July issue cover? Naturally this happens a couple months after I canceled my subscription!  
(back) Subject: I'm baaaack!!! From: "Shirley" <pnst@itw.com> Date: Wed, 17 Jun 1998 15:46:00 -0400   Well, it's been two and a half weeks that I was offline.... harddrive died, taking everything I had on it with it, and I just decided to upgrade the whole shootin' match.   Now: As many of you know, I run an email list for general humor posts. It's mostly clean humor that I post to my list of subscribers.   To all of you who were on my list before, please resubscribe, and to any of you who were not on the list, and want to subscribe, send mailto:pnst@itw.com, and put SUBSCRIBE HUMOR LIST in the Subject line, and YOUR NAME and email address in the body. I will try to send out a confirmation to each of you as I receive your subscription. I'm not fully set up yet, so it may be some time before you see anything from me to that list.   Now, meantime, did I miss anything here?????   --Shirley  
(back) Subject: Re: BBC Music Magazine From: Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca> Date: Wed, 17 Jun 1998 16:34:47 -0400   Yes, - it is the July 1998 issue, and there is a picture of Wayne Marshall on the cover.   Bob Conway ...     At 03:36 PM 6/17/98 EDT, you wrote: >I saw it in B. Dalton today at the Natl. Press Bldg. in Washington, but it was >the June issue and not with Wayne Marshall. Is he on the July issue cover? >Naturally this happens a couple months after I canceled my subscription!    
(back) Subject: Postludes? From: "Shirley" <pnst@itw.com> Date: Wed, 17 Jun 1998 21:44:26 -0400   Hi folks -   I'm in need of easy, but effective, postludes. Ideas? Suggestions?   Thanks.   --Shirley  
(back) Subject: MIDI stuff From: "Shirley" <pnst@itw.com> Date: Wed, 17 Jun 1998 21:49:51 -0400   Some of what I lost in the Crash of '98 was saved email from many of you on how to use the MIDI in Abington's Moller effectively.   The console is computer-run (no switches or anything mechanical inside), we have 99 levels of memory (and have used as much as 60 of it with three current organists), and a transposer which I've sworn off of (after modulating to a dominant 7th, hitting the thing up, and then forgetting I didn't have to transpose!).   There is a MIDI drawknob in each division. And this is what I want to learn to use. Apparently, there is something missing, hardware-wise, between the drawknob and the computer. What's that piece? And then, for software, what's most realistic from an orchestral view (as opposed to organistic sounds)?   Thanks to all!!!!!   Glad to be back..... :)   --Shirley          
(back) Subject: Re: Postludes? From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> Date: Wed, 17 Jun 1998 20:56:54 -0500   There is a "fanfare" by Lemmens that is fairly simple and likeable by my congregation ( generally save it for 2d Sunday of Easter, when I'm pretty tired and unmotivated to play hardier stuff). A version of it can even be found in one of the Diane Bish books. It's a cross between "fluffy" and "frothy".   I'll have to think up some others.   Glenda Sutton      
(back) Subject: Re: Postludes? From: mewzishn@spec.net Date: Wed, 17 Jun 1998 22:50:20 +0000   Glenda wrote:   > There is a "fanfare" by Lemmens that is fairly simple and likeable by my > congregation...It's a cross between "fluffy" and "frothy".   It's great fun to play -- I'd say it's a "trio" of fluffy, frothy and fiery, especially since it was intended to show off the reeds of the organ. Most would think of it as more French toccata-like than a fanfare, which tends more toward the "tah-tah-ta-taah" rather than the arpeggiations in the Lemmens.   A fun, easy-to-play voluntary at the end of a service is Dan Gawthrop's "Toccata Brevis." There are several in the Vierne "24 Pieces en Style Libre" that make exciting "sorties" too.   Ken Sybesma        
(back) Subject: Re: Postludes? From: <CharlesHTu@aol.com> Date: Thu, 18 Jun 1998 00:57:13 EDT   Postludes: "Tuba Tune" by C. S. Lang what I have dubbed"Fanfare" by Hermann Schroeder (the final) Preludes and Intermezzi (Schott) Any of the Arthur Bliss Wedding Fanfares, Any of the recessional pieces from the various wedding volumes.     Charles Tucker, Pensacola, Florida