PipeChat Digest #300 - Thursday, March 19, 1998
 
Organ used in Midnight in the Garden of God and Evil (Revised)
  by "Morton Belcher III" <flcg1018@fujens.fju.edu.tw>
Re: Netherlands Pipes
  by "Kevin Cartwright" <kevin1@alaweb.com>
Heather Hinton
  by <rnickel@itol.com>
London Session INVITATION 4/04/98
  by <danbel@earthlink.net>
Re: Praise Choruses
  by "Vernon Moeller" <vernonm@ccsi.com>
Roy Massey Recital:  Copeman Hart organ in Abergavenny, Wales
  by "Cheryl C Hart" <info@copemanhart.co.uk>
Recitals at Southwell Minster, Nottinghamshire, England
  by "Cheryl C Hart" <info@copemanhart.co.uk>
Re: Recitals at Southwell Minster, Nottinghamshire, England
  by "Cpmnhartus" <Cpmnhartus@aol.com>
Boston Area Folks: Looking for Tom O'Brien
  by "Bob and Sally Evans" <orgnloft@Ma.ultranet.com>
Colin Howland Resignation from CRPC
  by "Dr. Darryl Miller" <OrganDok@safari.net>
Re: Concert Announcement
  by "MW ORGLBAU" <MWORGLBAU@aol.com>
Colin Howland/Coral Ridge
  by "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com>
Re: Recitals at Southwell Minster, Nottinghamshire, England
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com>
Lincoln NE Schoenstein (x-post)
  by <mewzishn@spec.net>
Re: Theatre Organ Additions to a Wicks???
  by "Paul F. Stapel" <pstapel@spectra.net>
Re: Lincoln NE Schoenstein (x-post)
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Re: Ebenezer
  by "Jim H" <BALD1@prodigy.net>
Re: Dissonance
  by "Jim H" <BALD1@prodigy.net>
Re: Lift High the Cross
  by "Jim H" <BALD1@prodigy.net>
 


(back) Subject: Organ used in Midnight in the Garden of God and Evil (Revised) From: Morton Belcher III <flcg1018@fujens.fju.edu.tw> Date: Wed, 18 Mar 1998 18:11:45 +0800 (TAIST)     Thanks to one of the readers of my previous post, I have become aware of the fact that part of my previous post was in need of correction. So here is the revision of that previous post...     Subject: Organ used in Midnight in the Garden of God and Evil     In the movie, Midnight in the Garden of God and Evil, the master of   the house sat down to play an organ to drown out some noise caused by   some neighbors...   I'm wondering what kind of an organ was actually used in the movie...   Was the organ in question a reed organ (Estey Virtuoso)? Was it an   electronic organ? Or was it a pipe organ? In the movie, as the master of   the house sat down to the console to play (which seemed to be a AGO 32   pedal board 2 man and pedal standard console with Austin like stop tongues   as opposed to draw knobs), a curtain in his house rose up, revealing some   unenclosed pipes as well as an enclosed division.... I don't know if   what the movie audience saw after the curtain had reason were actual pipe   organ pipes, or just an enlarged photograph of the pipes of a specific pipe   organ at some other venue ...   At any rate, any information about the organ used in this part of   the movie would be greatly appreciated... feel free to e-mail me directly at   flcg1018@fujens.fju.edu.tw     Best wishes to all...     Morton Belcher    
(back) Subject: Re: Netherlands Pipes From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Wed, 18 Mar 1998 06:47:40 -0600   Ruisard wrote: > > 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   You know, storing them in the chamber might not be a bad idea. I have seen people find (loose, unused) pipes in the chamber and get all excited and pester the church until they pay to have them installed.   Just a thought,   Kevin C. mailto:kevin1@alaweb.com  
(back) Subject: Heather Hinton From: rnickel@itol.com Date: Wed, 18 Mar 1998 07:25:27 -0600 (CST)   Congratulations are in order to Heather Hinton, who was appointed interim Associate Organist of the Crystal Cathedral (January through July) succeeding Peter Baicchi.   >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Congratulations, Heather! What a fun position.   >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Where is Peter heading now?    
(back) Subject: London Session INVITATION 4/04/98 From: danbel@earthlink.net Date: Wed, 18 Mar 1998 09:51:45 -0500   Greetings all,   I would like to invite all listers in the U.K. (or who might be in the U.K. at the time) to be a part of the audience for a live recording session for CD release.   The wonderful 4/24 Wurlitzer at South Bank University in London will be the instrument. It has always been one of my "favourite" instruments and I am very pleased to have the opportunity to do this kind of project. The London District of the Cinema Organ Society and especially Mr. John Leeming are making it possible for this to take place. I thank them in advance!! :)   This will be a very casual event. (You don't have to dress up!) There will be starts and stops (unless I am having a really good day!) and everything of which a live recording session might be comprised. It should be a great deal of fun and I am looking forward to having those of you who can attend be a part of this exciting project with me.   The concert/session will take place in Edric Hall of South Bank University in London on Saturday April 4, 1998 at 3:00 PM. Admission is FREE.   I look forward to seeing you there!! :)   Dan Bellomy    
(back) Subject: Re: Praise Choruses From: Vernon Moeller <vernonm@ccsi.com> Date: Tue, 10 Mar 1998 23:01:45   Greetings:   One of the few things I've learned over the years is that when somebody asks you "What do you REALLY think of us?", and you are a total stranger, they don't really want to know what you think - they just want to hear what they want to hear.   So, you have to decide what you *really* want from them (the church where you are subbing). If you feel that you are prostituting yourself because you have to play music you can't stand, and you don't really need the $$$, then tell them the truth: "Your service is about a 1/2 step above that of the average voodoo rite; the only thing missing was the sacrifice of a goat on the altar, but then again, your church's music program sacrifices all I hold as sacred..." Just make sure you get paid in cash beforehand, and that you have your Nikes on and your car key in your hand.   OTOH, if you have nothing better to do and/or you need the money, just think of your substitute job as a business - that's what I've done in the past, once or twice, when I was playing for a service you normally would have had to drag me to.   However, I would adamantly refuse to play organ while seated next to a loud drummer (is there a soft drummer?). You'd be surprised what you can get away with *during* a church service. Just get up from the organ after the first hymn, put all your music under one arm, walk over to the choir director and say, "Sorry, but no job is worth going deaf. I need my ears to stay in good working condition, and seated next to the drummer is not going to help. Either tell him to quit playing or I'm going to leave right now." And let the CD choose, but don't be surprised if you're smiled at and told, "Fine. See ya." You'll notice, no doubt, that *(s)he* isn't sitting next to the drummer.   Just a few words from an organist with too much time on his hands, seein's how it's spring break an' all...   \/\/\      
(back) Subject: Roy Massey Recital: Copeman Hart organ in Abergavenny, Wales From: Cheryl C Hart <info@copemanhart.co.uk> Date: Wed, 18 Mar 1998 16:25:05 GMT   Dear listpeople,   I'm sorry that some of you will get three copies of this!   On Saturday, 23rd May 1998 at 8.00 pm=20   Roy Massey, Master of the Music at Hereford Cathedral, England, is giving a recital on the new Copeman Hart three-manual organ in Our Lady & St Michael's Catholic Church, Abergavenny, South Wales.   Programme:   Alfred Hollins - Concert Overture in C Minor J S Bach - Sinfonia from Cantata 29 J S Bach - Chorale Prelude on 'Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend' J S Bach - Fugue in G Minor S S Wesley - An Air varied for Holsworthy Church Bells Percy Whitlock - Salix, Chanty and Toccata (Plymouth Suite) Norman Cocker - Tuba Tune Eug=E8ne Gigout - Scherzo in E Marcel Dupr=E9 - Variations on a Noel   Two lollipops: Lef=E9bure-W=E9ly - Bolero de Concert Edwin Lemare - Andantino in D Flat   If anyone wishes for a copy of the organ specification before it appears on our web site, please let me know: I can send it as an email attachment or via fax or snailmail.   Cheryl info@copemanhart.co.uk       COPEMAN HART & COMPANY LTD Church Organ Builders IRTHLINGBOROUGH Northamptonshire ENGLAND NN9 5TZ=09   http://www.copemanhart.co.uk =20 Tel +44 (0)1933 652600 Fax +44 (0)1933 652288 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ US CONSULTANCY: Copeman Hart - America 107 East Pasadena Road OAK RIDGE TN 37830-5112   Email Cpmnhartus@aol.com Tel 423 482 8600 Fax 423 482 8600 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ AUSTRALIAN CONSULTANCY: Copeman Hart - Australia 60 Memorial Avenue ST IVES NSW 2075   Email hamilton.stives@bigpond.com Tel 0414 477 352 or 02 9983 9775 Fax 02 9983 9709 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    
(back) Subject: Recitals at Southwell Minster, Nottinghamshire, England From: Cheryl C Hart <info@copemanhart.co.uk> Date: Wed, 18 Mar 1998 16:25:11 GMT   In case anyone is planning to visit Robin Hood country between April and August, you might like to know about forthcoming recitals on the two organs at Southwell Minster:   On the new (1996) Quire (screen) Organ by Nicholsons of Worcester (with two 32 ft and one 16 ft Copeman Hart pedal stops):   Wednesday 24th June, 7.30 pm Andrew Lumsden (Lichfield Cathedral)   Wednesday 15th July, 7.30 pm Roger Judd (St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle)   Wednesday 12th August, 7.30 pm Douglas Hollick (International Recitalist)     On the J J Binns/Wood of Huddersfield Nave Organ (which also has 32 ft Copeman Hart pedal stops):   Monday 13th April, 3.30 pm Philip Rushforth (Southwell)   Monday 4th May, 3.30 pm Massimo Nosetti (Italy)   Monday 25th May, 3.30 pm Roger Bryan (Newark)   Monday 31st August, 3.30 pm John Pryer (Alexandra Palace)     I see also that the King's College Cambridge Choir is performing at Southwell on Sunday 27th September at 7.30 pm. Their programme includes J S Bach Komm, Jesu, komm!; Faur=E9 Requiem; choral works by Praetorius, Stravinsky and Giles Swayne; and organ solos.     Cheryl                         =20 COPEMAN HART & COMPANY LTD Church Organ Builders IRTHLINGBOROUGH Northamptonshire ENGLAND NN9 5TZ=09   http://www.copemanhart.co.uk =20 Tel +44 (0)1933 652600 Fax +44 (0)1933 652288 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ US CONSULTANCY: Copeman Hart - America 107 East Pasadena Road OAK RIDGE TN 37830-5112   Email Cpmnhartus@aol.com Tel 423 482 8600 Fax 423 482 8600 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ AUSTRALIAN CONSULTANCY: Copeman Hart - Australia 60 Memorial Avenue ST IVES NSW 2075   Email hamilton.stives@bigpond.com Tel 0414 477 352 or 02 9983 9775 Fax 02 9983 9709 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    
(back) Subject: Re: Recitals at Southwell Minster, Nottinghamshire, England From: Cpmnhartus <Cpmnhartus@aol.com> Date: Wed, 18 Mar 1998 11:39:59 EST   Dear Cheryl:   Your two postings just came up on the screen, yes, three of each. Sorry the Southwell concerts don't fit into our schedule.   In my note of a few minutes ago, I forgot to mention that I will have lunch with James Baysinger next week Friday to discuss your free ad on his website. May I have your ideas on what information you would like him to include?   Love,   George  
(back) Subject: Boston Area Folks: Looking for Tom O'Brien From: orgnloft@Ma.ultranet.com (Bob and Sally Evans) Date: Wed, 18 Mar 1998 19:19:05 -0500 (EST)     Hi Listers,   Some time ago (20 years) a Boston area organist named Tom O'Brien gave a concert at a small Wurlitzer in Providence, Rhode Island. Do any of you know what ever became of him? As I understand it, he playhed electronic organ in restaurants, etc.   Bob Evans   Bob's Wurlitzer Loft Swansea, MA Home of "Rochelle"-RJ-12, Seven Rank, Residence Style, Wurlitzer Pipe Organ      
(back) Subject: Colin Howland Resignation from CRPC From: "Dr. Darryl Miller" <OrganDok@safari.net> Date: Wed, 18 Mar 1998 20:21:47 -0500   Hi, Y'all!   Last week, my esteemed colleague, Colin Howlandl, resigned his position as Senior Organist of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale. I asked Colin if he would pen a few words to the greater organist on-line community concerning his resignation.   It is a sad time for me and my colleagues at Coral Ridge Church. Colin is a wonderful friend and a brilliant young organist. Saying we will miss him doesn't begin to express the void it will leave for us socially and musically.   A "search committee" will be in place very soon. I will inform you (electronically) as more information is known.   Colin's words follow.   ==============================   March 18, 1998   Dear Colleagues, Organists, Choir Directors, etc.,   This is just a quick post to let all of you know that I have resigned from my position as Senior Organist of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church effective May 17, 1998. This has been a very difficult decision to make when considering the wonderful experiences that I have had here musically, as well as the tremendous spiritual growth which has taken place within myself and my family. I will also be leaving behind a host of wonderful friends and colleagues, all of whom I will miss very much, and all of whom I need to thank for their great love and support over the six years I have been here.   I have accepted a position as Assistant Director of Music and Organist at Park Cities Presbyterian Church in Dallas, Texas. This seven year old congregation already has 4,000 members, and its music department is growing along with it!! It will be a very exciting place to work, and I am eagerly anticipating my first day of employment which will begin in June. In addition to my work at the church, I will have plenty of opportunity to continue playing concerts, both solo engagements and those with the Philadelphia Organ Quartet.   Praise God from whom all blessings flow!   Sincerely,   Colin Howland  
(back) Subject: Re: Concert Announcement From: MW ORGLBAU <MWORGLBAU@aol.com> Date: Wed, 18 Mar 1998 21:32:32 EST   Dear List Members,   The Organ Institute of America and the Hollywood United Methodist Church are pleased to present in concert, fellow list member Edward Murray. Mr. Murray will be performing solo organ works by Liszt, Oldham, Bach, Bergamo, Widor and Dupre. This concert will take place on March 22,1998 at 4:00 P.M. at the Hollywood United Methodist Church, 6817 Franklin Ave. (corner of Highland and Franklin) in Hollywood California. Suggested donation of $8.00     Michael R. Williamson Williamson-Warne & Associates Hollywood Ca.  
(back) Subject: Colin Howland/Coral Ridge From: "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com> Date: Wed, 18 Mar 1998 21:46:09 -0500   Best wishes to Colin Howland on his new position in Dallas, and sorry to hear of his departure from Coral Ridge Presbyterian in Fort Lauderdale. He played a wonderful improvisation demonstration of the Ruffatti for me when I visited there, courtesy of Darryl-by-the-Sea in January. Thanks, Colin from Judy-by-the-Flood! It's raining cats and dogs, mostly dogs, and flood warnings are out for the second time in two weeks in central Mass.  
(back) Subject: Re: Recitals at Southwell Minster, Nottinghamshire, England From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> Date: Wed, 18 Mar 1998 07:59:48 -0800   No, not two, not three but five postings came up! Good luck with the concert.   Glenda Sutton    
(back) Subject: Lincoln NE Schoenstein (x-post) From: mewzishn@spec.net Date: Wed, 18 Mar 1998 23:02:28 +0000   http://www.binary.net/lchurst/organs.htm   I happened across this URL for the story of the organs at First-Plymouth Congregational Church, Lincoln, Nebraska. It's quite fascinating and extremely thorough, from their Kimball in 1931, through a late-1960s Schlicker, and the work on their most recent instrument, a 110-rank Schoenstein with three 16' flue registers on the Great, a seconday "Echo Great" that's mounted above the Great in the chancel, among other very unique features. It will be interesting to hear the instrument when completed, especially under the capable hands of someone like Thomas Murray.   65 years is a good length of time, but still it's a bit of musical whiplash to go from the Kimball to the Schlicker to the Schoenstein! The Kimball apparently was entirely in left- and right-side chambers. For the Schlicker, these chambers were sealed off. Now they've been re-opened and are used for the Pedal (left) and the Solo/Celestial (the Solo is enclosed; the Celestial is separately enclosed within the Solo; the Vox Humana in the Celestial is enclosed in a third box -- triple expression -- a currently standard Schoenstein feature it seems). A 12-stop, 15-rank gallery instrument has its own two-manual console, and plays as a single-manual division from the main console (or will, when the front instrument is complete). The gallery installation has "only" dual-expression (Swell enclosure, with an "Ethereal" enclosure inside that holding the 2-rank celeste and the Harmonic Trumpet).   Do check it out, for both the thorough reporting, the photographs, and for a most unusual instrument taking shape in the middle of our country. (And they say that the organ is dead!)   Ken Sybesma   P.S. Would someone be so kind as to forward this to the "orgue-l" folks, as I've been banished from their company.        
(back) Subject: Re: Theatre Organ Additions to a Wicks??? From: "Paul F. Stapel" <pstapel@spectra.net> Date: Wed, 18 Mar 1998 22:48:39 -0500   At 05:05 PM 3/14/98 EST, you wrote: >........ >However, are we giving the idea that theatre organ percussions could be (or >should be) successfully be added to a 1960's Wicks organ? > >Let's try to be realistic and point this young man in the right direction!! > >RandyT   3/18/98 Gee Randy, what IS the RIGHT direction??   Paul Stapel WICKS organ rep, up-state New York 607 773 1495    
(back) Subject: Re: Lincoln NE Schoenstein (x-post) From: David Scribner <david@blackiris.com> Date: Wed, 18 Mar 1998 22:35:26 -0600   The previous Slicker organ from this church, or I should say most of it as the Antiphonal division went to a church in Mass., is now in Fairhope, Alabama, across the bay from Mobile. The stop list can be accessed at:   http://www.pensacola-ago.org/organs/stjamfh.html   Hopefully by tomorrow night there will also be a photo of the organ on the web page. And we also hope to have the specs for the Chapel organ up by then.   David Higgs will be playing a recital on this organ on April 17th at 7:30 PM. The following day there will be a Masterclass at 10:00 AM. Both of these events are being sponsored by our sister chapter, the Mobile Chapter, AGO.   If anyone is down in this area that weekend we hope that you will attend the recital. Since this will be a Chapter event for us there will be information about the recital on our web pages somewhere around the beginning of April.   David Scribner Executive Board - Pensacola Chapter, AGO   ********************************** David Scribner Black Iris Consulting 4775 Balmoral Drive Pensacola, FL 32504-9174 850-478-9635 - Voice 850-476-0711 - Fax david@blackiris.com      
(back) Subject: Re: Ebenezer From: Jim H <BALD1@prodigy.net> Date: Sat, 30 Aug 1997 23:48:17 -0500   Judy A. Ollikkala wrote: > > But why change the original sentence at all? Just because it appears to be > "old-fashioned"? > I agree with you 100% Judy. Something seems old and we want to change it. I am sure that there are those who will try to improve upon Bach instead of learning it.   Jim H.   PS I am only about a month behind reading the posts. Busy month. > "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: Dissonance From: Jim H <BALD1@prodigy.net> Date: Sat, 30 Aug 1997 23:55:09 -0500   Ken wrote: > > karencl@worldnet.att.net wrote: > > > We have harmony, and we have dissonance, but what is in between? > > > > Does that help you understand dissonance? > > Ken Sybesma >   I kind of liked the way Virgil Fox put when he said, "When I hit the dissonance.... you will think the whole world has gone wrong."   Jim H. > "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: Lift High the Cross From: Jim H <BALD1@prodigy.net> Date: Sat, 30 Aug 1997 23:52:51 -0500   Ken wrote: > > Kurt Kehler wrote: > > > Great idea. I never thought of using "Lift High the Cross" on Easter. > > > > > > Ken Sybesma > I have used Lift High the Cross during Lent as a Call to Worship at the Sunday morning service. I introduce it with a trumpet solo. Have gotten numerous compliments on its use.   Jim H. > "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