PipeChat Digest #312 - Sunday, March 29, 1998
 
Re: Introduction
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com>
Duelling Sopranos
  by "Vernon Moeller" <vernonm@ccsi.com>
Re: Introduction
  by "Stanley Lowkis" <nstarfil@mediaone.net>
Theatre Organ/Silent Movie Shows-Chicago (Cross Posted)
  by "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@ameritech.net>
Re: PipeChat Digest #310 - 03/27/98
  by "Jacob Nelson" <nelsonje@plu.edu>
theatreorgans.com  x-posted
  by <DM726@delphi.com>
Re: Duelling Sopranos
  by "Shirley" <pnst@itw.com>
Re: theatreorgans.com  x-posted
  by "Stanley Lowkis" <nstarfil@mediaone.net>
Re: theatreorgans.com  x-posted
  by "Ross C Robinson" <dt676@freenet.carleton.ca>
Re: Duelling Sopranos
  by "JKVDP" <JKVDP@aol.com>
Re: theatreorgans.com  x-posted
  by "SCoonrod" <SCoonrod@aol.com>
x-post - Pictures available
  by "Jonathan M Orwig" <giwro@juno.com>
V Lent in Westbury, NY (x-post)
  by <mewzishn@spec.net>
 


(back) Subject: Re: Introduction From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Sat, 28 Mar 1998 09:09:19 -0600 (CST)   >Jim wrote:   >>As the blush leaves, I forgot that if a little is good... But, tell me, how do you turn the trem off a soprano? I have one or two that I wish had a switch. <grin>   As an organbuilder it occurs to me that it might be possible to fit them with winkers (concussion bellows.) They would need to have a small hole -- about one inch in diameter -- surgically bored in the chest, and this would have, of course, to be done rather carefully to avoid injury. It might be convenient to make the winker detachable so that it could be removed when the soprano was not singing, as the winkers might prove a little cumbersome at other times.   I am glad to say that the six sopranos in our church sound like King's College choirboys and in our case no such treatment is necessary.   John.    
(back) Subject: Duelling Sopranos From: Vernon Moeller <vernonm@ccsi.com> Date: Mon, 23 Mar 1998 15:53:07   Comments about sopranos with tremulos called to mind those glorious days, before I had any kids, when I was organist at St John's UMC in Austin. We had two ladies in the soprano section who I nicknamed "The Wobble Sisters" because of the following situation: they both sang loudly (they were the undisputed volume leaders of their section), but their vibratos, at one time quite nice, had become as wide as their respective physical girths, and unfortunately, their vibratos had become rather slow, like about 2 or 3 cps (6-7 is considered very nice where I come from). So, oftentimes one vibrato would be up while the other would be down, and when the choir was singing a note in unison, there was always this little "flare" you could hear when the two ladies' vibratos were in conflict.   Ah, yes, I can hear it now...   Aren't volunteer choirs wonderful?   \/\/\    
(back) Subject: Re: Introduction From: Stanley Lowkis <nstarfil@mediaone.net> Date: Sat, 28 Mar 1998 12:46:38 -0500   John L. Speller wrote: > > >Jim wrote: > > >>As the blush leaves, I forgot that if a little is good... But, tell me, > how do you turn the trem off a soprano? I have one or two that I wish had > a switch. <grin> > > As an organbuilder it occurs to me that it might be possible to fit them > with winkers (concussion bellows.) They would need to have a small hole -- > about one inch in diameter -- surgically bored in the chest, and this would > have, of course, to be done rather carefully to avoid injury. It might be > convenient to make the winker detachable so that it could be removed when > the soprano was not singing, as the winkers might prove a little cumbersome > at other times. > > I am glad to say that the six sopranos in our church sound like King's > College choirboys and in our case no such treatment is necessary. > > John.   On the other hand, turning ON a soprano can be accomplished if you have some patience and are successful in finding the right aria.   Stan  
(back) Subject: Theatre Organ/Silent Movie Shows-Chicago (Cross Posted) From: "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@ameritech.net> Date: Sat, 28 Mar 1998 13:26:51 -0600   Clara Bow Film Fest   On Friday April 3rd at 8pm the Gateway Theatre presents Clara Bow in "IT". The 1927 flapper-era film was a huge box office success for Paramount Pictures and forever gave the twenty-two year old Bow the nickname as 'The "IT" girl'. The fast paced love romance story features Bow who is dazzling in this otherwise ordinary tale of a spirited, gold digging department store salesgirl with designs on her handsome boss. Look for a cameo by Clara Bow's reali life boyfriend, Gary Cooper, in a walk on as a reporter.   Live photoplay will feature Jay Warren at the console of the Gateway's excellent 3/17 Wurlitzer-Kimball pipe organ. As a prologue to the film Jay tells us the evening will feature flapper dancers plus a slide presentation on Clara Bow and a film clip of one of her soundies. The program is part of the Copernicus Center's silent movie series. Gateway Theatre is at 5216 W. Lawrence Ave in Chicago, free parking. For tickets call 773/282-0037   On Sunday May 17th at 3PM the Pickwick Theatre, in Park Ridge, Illinois, presents Clara Bow in the Academy Award winning "WINGS". This World War I saga pits two rivals for Bow's afffection. Gary Cooper also appears in this classic film. The program celebrates the 70th anniversay of the Pickwick Theatre which opened with the showing of "WINGS". This show is to benefit the Park Ridge Arts Council. Jay Warren will be at the console of the Pickwicks original 3/11 Mighty Wurlitzer.   (from the March 1998 VoxCatoe newsletter)   Jon C. Habermaas  
(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #310 - 03/27/98 From: Jacob Nelson <nelsonje@plu.edu> Date: Sat, 28 Mar 1998 11:28:38 -0800 (PST)       On Fri, 27 Mar 1998, Y6717 wrote:   > Maybe you should try: http:\\ <--- note the back slash rather than the > slash in the roller skating/Wurlitzer note.   Um, nope, sorry. URL's (those http:// things) always use forward slashes.   jake      
(back) Subject: theatreorgans.com x-posted From: DM726@delphi.com Date: Sat, 28 Mar 1998 14:23:27 -0500 (EST)   I can't get theatreorgans.com anyone else having trouble? Dave McPeak  
(back) Subject: Re: Duelling Sopranos From: Shirley <pnst@itw.com> Date: Sat, 28 Mar 1998 15:06:04     >Ah, yes, I can hear it now... > >Aren't volunteer choirs wonderful? > >\/\/\   I was organist/choir director for a Baptist (American) church for many years, and for several years, an 85 year old soprano graced our loft. A sweet little old lady, she was apparently quite the singer in her day. However, time had not been kind to her voice. She had a wobble at least a quarter tone on each side of unison.   To add to the problem, she was hard of hearing and refused to wear a hearing aid. This caused me to talk to the choir in rehearsal in a kind of shout so that this poor woman could hear me, and I consciously slowed down my rate of speech (I talk fast anyway, so this was a major effort on my part!) so she could understand me.   And because she couldn't hear, she also couldn't hear herself sing! So she was the loudest in the choir.   We got to the point where the sopranos understood that when I talked to them as a group, I was usually trying to get one person to pipe DOWN! <---- list relevance. :)   --Shirley  
(back) Subject: Re: theatreorgans.com x-posted From: Stanley Lowkis <nstarfil@mediaone.net> Date: Sat, 28 Mar 1998 15:19:36 -0500   DM726@delphi.com wrote: > > I can't get theatreorgans.com anyone else having trouble? > Dave McPeak >   Something terrible must have happened...could not get in...doors locked ....from inside, could hear a tibia, quietly sobbing.     :)  
(back) Subject: Re: theatreorgans.com x-posted From: dt676@freenet.carleton.ca (Ross C Robinson) Date: Sat, 28 Mar 1998 15:32:40 -0500 (EST)   > >I can't get theatreorgans.com anyone else having trouble? >Dave McPeak > >"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 > > > Try the simgular of theatre organ and it should work, ie; http://www.theatreorgan.com   -- Ross C Robinson, dt676@freenet.carleton.ca Lion Tamer, taming the King of Musical Beasts.  
(back) Subject: Re: Duelling Sopranos From: JKVDP <JKVDP@aol.com> Date: Sat, 28 Mar 1998 15:52:42 EST   In a message dated 98-03-28 11:28:11 EST, vernonm@ccsi.com writes:   << The Wobble Sisters" they both sang loudly (they were the undisputed volume leaders of their section), but their vibratos, at one time quite nice, had become as wide as their respective physical girths, >>   I am reminded of a friend who some years ago had a church choir with a soprano with such a great vibrato that she could sing Soprano and Alto AT THE SAME TIME!   Jerry in Seattle  
(back) Subject: Re: theatreorgans.com x-posted From: SCoonrod <SCoonrod@aol.com> Date: Sat, 28 Mar 1998 16:45:47 EST   In a message dated 98-03-28 15:33:59 EST, dt676@freenet.carleton.ca writes:   << Try the simgular of theatre organ and it should work, ie; http://www.theatreorgan.com >>     Actually, the URL *IS* "http://theatreorgans.com" and they are experiencing some technical difficulties or updates or something similar (we hope!!)  
(back) Subject: x-post - Pictures available From: giwro@juno.com (Jonathan M Orwig) Date: Sat, 28 Mar 1998 17:34:23 -0800   Greetings to Piporg and pipechat!   I have pictures available in jpg format of the case and console of the III/78 Glatter-G"otz tracker in Claremont, CA. These will eventually be posted at theatreorgans.com, but not until their server is back up! I just got a new toy - a digital camera, so I'm going nuts taking pictures of pipe organs wherever I visit!   Let me know if you want them one at a time in separate emails, or (if you can accept .zip files) in one file. I also have the stoplist, if anyone is interested....   **************** Jonathan Orwig Minister of Music - Bethany Church, Redlands, CA for new Organ, Keyboard & Choral Music visit Evensong Music at: http://members.aol.com/Evnsong/pgone.html   _____________________________________________________________________ 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: V Lent in Westbury, NY (x-post) From: mewzishn@spec.net Date: Sun, 29 Mar 1998 03:34:54 +0000   29 March 1998 Church of the Advent, Westbury, New York The Rev'd Jeffrey H. Krantz, rector Kenneth L. Sybesma, choirmaster and organist   Voluntary at the Gathering: ‘Chorale Paraphrase, “Attende Domine” ’ Jeanne Demessieux Hymn at the Entrance Procession: 495 In Babilone Kyrie S-96, Schubert/Proulx Psalm 126, Anglican chant (Robert Knox Kennedy) Hymn at the Gospel Procession: 456 de Tar Anthem at the Presentation: “A Lenten Meditation” Jean Pasquet Hymn at the Preparation: 442 Tomter Preface Dialogue S-120, plainsong Sanctus S-130, Schubert/Proulx The Lord's Prayer S-119, Plainsong Fraction Anthem S-164, Schubert/Proulx Anthem at the Communion: “Confitemini Domino” (Psalm 118) William Croft Voluntary at the Communion: ‘Chorale Prelude, “Stabat Mater” ’ Demessieux Hymn after the Communion: 323 Jesu, Jesu, du mein Hirt Hymn at the Retiring Procession: 546 Siroë Voluntary after the Dismissal: ‘Chorale Prelude, “Vexilla Regis” ‘ Demessieux     It's 20th Century week in Westbury! In addition to the Demessieux pieces, there are the tunes "de Tar" by Calvin Hampton, and "Tomter" by Bruce Neswick. The Demessieux are from a delightful little collection of twelve works based on chants for many different seasons and feasts. There's a set of variations on "O filii" and a toccata on "Veni Creator" and a lovely working out of "Ubi Caritas." The "Attende" setting is particularly interesting, as toward the end she has the right hand playing the "verse" of the chant with accompanimental chords above it (all in the right hand!), with a canon on the "refrain" in the left hand and pedal, the left hand in quarter notes, the pedal in half notes. Playing the "Stabat Mater" is sort of a nod to the Fifth Sunday in Lent having been formely known as Passion Sunday, and the beginning of Passiontide. The setting of "Vexilla Regis" is not at all flashy or wild, but rather very solid and full of confidence -- like someone who doesn't have to go crazy to proclaim this hymn, with a quiet, calm strength.