PipeChat Digest #299 - Wednesday, March 18, 1998
 
Re: Organ used in Midnight in the Garden of God and Evil
  by "Charles Krug" <cdkrug@worldnet.att.net>
RTOS Concert Cancellation
  by "Kenneth W. Evans" <worthles@frontiernet.net>
Congratulations to Heather Hinton
  by "Patricia R. Maimone" <patmai@juno.com>
Friendship (cross posted )
  by "KARL W KELLER" <kwkeller@juno.com>
Re: Shoes
  by "Dr. Darryl Miller" <OrganDok@safari.net>
Re: Shoes
  by "Otto Pebworth" <opebwrth@gte.net>
Nels make thanks you for helps
  by "Shirley" <pnst@itw.com>
Re: Shoes
  by "ComposerTX" <ComposerTX@aol.com>
Re: Shoes
  by "Shirley" <pnst@itw.com>
Netherlands Pipes
  by "Ruisard" <ruisard@blast.net>
 


(back) Subject: Re: Organ used in Midnight in the Garden of God and Evil From: "Charles Krug" <cdkrug@worldnet.att.net> Date: Tue, 17 Mar 1998 07:11:41 -0500   -----Original Message----- From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Date: Monday, March 16, 1998 7:13 PM Subject: Re: Organ used in Midnight in the Garden of God and Evil     ><<was it an organ or an actual pipe organ?>> > Opinions are like feet--everyone's got them and they all stink.   Mine (hold your nose) is that I'm happy to have a steady gig. I'm even more happy that I'm playing an analog that happens to be in decent shape, and that I can pretend has pipes if I ignore the suspicious lack of attack transients.   Playing an instrument with actual pipes would make me even happier, but that is outside my churches budget--so I will wait until I change jobs. Real pipe gigs are scarce :-(   Charles    
(back) Subject: RTOS Concert Cancellation From: "Kenneth W. Evans" <worthles@frontiernet.net> Date: Tue, 17 Mar 1998 10:44:34 -0500   The Rochester Theater Organ Society regrets to announce that the Lew Williams concert at the Rochester, NY Auditorium Center on March 21 has been cancelled. The cancellation has been necessary because the 4-manual console restoration by Carlton Smith is incomplete. Please check our website at http://theatreorgans.com/rochestr for the latest in scheduling news. Our apologies to Lew Williams and to any of you that may have planned to attend.   If the console is ready for the April concert date, all of you will probably be invited to be our (yes-free) guests. Please stay tuned!   For RTOS, Ken Evans Director  
(back) Subject: Congratulations to Heather Hinton From: patmai@juno.com (Patricia R. Maimone) Date: Tue, 17 Mar 1998 18:33:49 -0500   Hot off the DIAPASON press..p. 3 March 1998..   see first photo under Appointments...   Congratulations are in order to Heather Hinton, who was appointed interim Associate Organist of the Crystal Cathedral (January through July) succeeding Peter Baicchi.   She was the winner of the 1996 AGO Young Artist Competition.   Pat M.   _____________________________________________________________________ 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: Friendship (cross posted ) From: kwkeller@juno.com (KARL W KELLER) Date: Tue, 17 Mar 1998 20:11:55 EST   Dear List members,   I was going to advise that this post was non-organic but, on second thought, it may well apply to the friendships which have been made between the members of the lists. I have made many friends who share my love of the organ and have had the pleasure of meeting quite a few in person and having several list members visit my home. I have no idea who wrote this little poem but I feel sure they would approve of my passing it along to you good folks.   Karl Musica est Dei donum optimi ********************************************************************************************   FRIENDSHIP   Cultivate a friendship As you do a garden bed; Nourish, feed and watch it grow, With help and nice things said.   Smile, it's like the sunshine Needed for the flowers, Loving hands to tend and care, Soft rains and sun-filled hours.   Little hurts are like the weeds, That come between the rows; Pull and cast them out before The beautiful friendship goes.   Be proud of your well-tended garden, And proud of a good friend too, All the work you put into them Will come straight back to you.   Don't neglect your garden, Or the good friends that you know, Don't let a single day go by, Keep trying, both will grow.       _____________________________________________________________________ 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: Shoes From: "Dr. Darryl Miller" <OrganDok@safari.net> Date: Tue, 17 Mar 1998 20:19:24 -0500   Beau Surratt wrote: > > The absolute BEST shoes are called Organmaster shoes,   I'll disagree with you on this one, Beau! They are o.k., but I think they are made poorly and certainly must be taken to the shoe repair to have the heel built-up and eventually a major glue job around the sole and especially the heel.   I prefer Capezio tap shoes, however at about 2 times the cost, the OrganMaster makes an ideal shoe for the "occasional" organist or the student organist. My capezios have lasted and lasted and lasted, many times over what the Organmasters have. (Yes, I have a pair of each -- actually a brown pair of Organmasters. I had a black pair, too, but now a street person has them!)   My colleague, Colin Howland, has NEVER owned a pair of organ shoes and wears a pair of Florsheim oxfords -- and he never misses, especially with his feet! Recently, the Philadelphia Organ Quartet played a concert at the Church, and none of the guys in the Quartet wore organ shoes.   Oh, well . . . whatever works best is the shoe for you!   Yours,   Darryl by the Sea  
(back) Subject: Re: Shoes From: Otto Pebworth <opebwrth@gte.net> Date: Tue, 17 Mar 1998 20:55:11 -0500   Dr. Darryl Miller wrote:   > but I think they are made poorly and certainly must be taken to the > shoe repair to have the heel built-up and eventually a major glue > job around the sole and especially the heel.   ---> I'm still on my *1st* pair of Organmasters...purchased 1989.   > however at about 2 times the cost, the OrganMaster makes an ideal > shoe for the "occasional" organist or the student organist.   ---> I don't know your definition of "occasional" organist, but I've been playing regularly at churches since 1985, and was traveling with the student choir at my college in 1994-5, wearing the shoes for both the playing parts as well as when standing on the risers...   The *only* repair I've had to do to mine has been to re-glue a corner of the leather on one heel, and replace the laces (once)...   Otto  
(back) Subject: Nels make thanks you for helps From: Shirley <pnst@itw.com> Date: Tue, 17 Mar 1998 21:57:32   >X-POP3-Rcpt: pnst@mail >To: pipechat@pipechat.org >Date: Mon, 16 Mar 1998 19:12:46 -0700 >From: "Cornelius Heckel" <heckelphone@mailcity.com>   (message snipped)   >Nels   Nels, this is off the subject a bit, but I notice you're using the name of "Cornelius Heckel" as your email address. This was the young man in the Broadway show "Hello, Dolly!", right?   As to a triangle in a pipe organ, this refers to an orchestral triangle, a percussive instrument made out of metal (hollow, I believe) in the shape of a triangle, and gently tapped with a metal stick. It gives kind of a "ting" sound. Many theatre organs with extensive toy counters (or percussion sections) had one of these. The original poster wanted to see if it was possible for a person to install one on a church pipe organ.   Please do continue to write asking questions. I truly enjoy reading your mail.   --Shirley  
(back) Subject: Re: Shoes From: ComposerTX <ComposerTX@aol.com> Date: Tue, 17 Mar 1998 22:25:18 EST   Daryl, how do you order Organmaster shoes? is there an 800 number or e-mail address? thanks Danny Ray ComposerTX@AOL.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Shoes From: Shirley <pnst@itw.com> Date: Tue, 17 Mar 1998 22:39:37   At 20:19 03/17/98 -0500, Darryl-by-the-sea wrote:   >Recently, the Philadelphia Organ Quartet played a concert >at the Church, and none of the guys in the Quartet wore organ shoes. > >Oh, well . . . whatever works best is the shoe for you!     Ah, but I wonder if any of them played a solo concert, if they'd wear something other than street shoes. These guys do the quartet stuff for fun... the camaraderie among them is fun to watch. It's less formal than a solo concert.   Looking forward to a concert of theirs in this area in April. :)   Me? I'm still barefoot.....   But when I get time (Ho!), I plan to look into either the Capezios or ballet slippers.   --Shirley-between-the-rivers (heeheehee....) --Shirley-by-the-city? --Shirley-about-two-hours-from-the-mountains? Hmm.... nothing beats "by the sea"...... :)      
(back) Subject: Netherlands Pipes From: Ruisard <ruisard@blast.net> Date: Tue, 17 Mar 1998 23:44:06 -0500   We have organ pipes from the Netherlands that were never used. We have no immediate plans to put them into our church organ.   Open toes, voiced on 2" pressure... 4' Koppelflute 4'Principal 2'III Mixture (starting at 15)   What do I do with them?   Dave   mail to: ruisard@blast.net