PipeChat Digest #360 - Wednesday, May 6, 1998
Re: The Silence of the Typing Hands.
  by "Shirley" <pnst@itw.com>
The Chiff of the Typing Hands.
  by <mewzishn@spec.net>
10 CDs
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com>
Re: 10 CDs
  by "Tom Hoehn" <thoehn@theatreorgans.com>
Re: The Silence of the Chiff
  by "Mac Hayes" <mach37@ptw.com>

(back) Subject: Re: The Silence of the Typing Hands. From: Shirley <pnst@itw.com> Date: Tue, 05 May 1998 21:46:06   At 22:48 05/05/98 EDT, you wrote: ><< > Interesting.... I once heard a Wicks many years ago where *everything* > chiffed. > > -s. >> > >THE REEDS???????     Well, all right.... *almost* everything.... lotsa flutes in this orgel.   A wise guy in every group! :) (I can say that about Bill... we go back a long, LONG ways.)   --Shirley  
(back) Subject: The Chiff of the Typing Hands. From: mewzishn@spec.net Date: Tue, 05 May 1998 23:08:43 -0400   Shirley wrote:   > Interesting.... I once heard a Wicks many years ago where *everything* > chiffed.   I think I played that organ once -- even the Unison Off had chiff. That's not as bad as a little Holtkamp I played -- three manuals: Great, Swell, and Chiff.   Ken Sybesma        
(back) Subject: 10 CDs From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> Date: Tue, 5 May 1998 22:38:45 -0500   I thought we had done this 10 favorite CDs thing before! Maybe I'm mistaken.   Bill, why are you trying to get me into trouble? I was trying to be so good. I'll get flamed because I don't know if I have 10 favorite organ CDs. However, I actually started looking in my CD library and discovered I had between 20 and 30 organ CDs. I was really impressed with myself (however, that's a small percentage of the over 200 CDs I own - guess that's not so good after all)! Furthermore, some of those organ CDs were huge disappointments for me, and now collect dust rather than playtime.   However, SOME of my past frequent plays and/or favorites:   (1) Wolfgang Rubsam - J.S. Bach Preludes and Fugues (London recording, circa 1978) - I'm scared I've lost this one because I can't locate it - it may be at the courthouse. This one is special because it inspired me to try my hand at Bach P&Fs - I listened to it several times, and said, "I can do this!" So I did (see - I will get flamed for being a Rubsam fan!).   (2) Jean-Pierre LeGuay; Franz Liszt aux Grandes Orgues Restaurees de Notre Dame de Paris (Euromuses EURM 2014, 1993) - very nice recording brought back by a friend after his pilgrimage to Paris; inspired me to play Liszt (perhaps you see a pattern developing here).   (3) E.P. Biggs; Bach: Toccata & Fugue, Passacaglia, etc. (Sony, compiled works 1991) - makes me want to finish learning the Passacaglia.   (4) John Stansell; Mendelssohn Six Sonatas for the Organ (VQR 2066, 1994) - this guy's a hoot - I enjoyed every note! I also like his CD "Mendelssohn & Co." (Classic Masters, 1990).   (5) George Black: The Gabriel Kney Organ (Christ Church, London, Canada)(Music Manufacturing Services, Inc., Toronto, Canada, 1995) - this one is borrowed (and will one day be returned to its owner). There are a few mistakes in his playing, but I love the sheer joy in his delivery - inspired me to play more Buxtehude and to try Bach trio sonatas.   (6) E. P. Biggs; Handel Organ Concertos (think this is a London recording/remastering of the album) - this one is also at the courthouse. He inspired me to play a lot of these.   (7) Gunther Kaunzinger; Louis Vierne 24 Pieces in free style (Koch Schwann Musica Mundi 1989) - I bought this to get some exposure to these pieces - use them every now and then.   (8) The Best of Saint-Saens (Philips, 1994) - includes Symphony No. 3 played by Daniel Chorzempa at organ; I listen to this CD to experience the feeling brought on by good martinis, remembrance of great friends, and "E luceven e stelle" from Tosca sung by Placido Domingo (few things in life make me cry, but we're treading thin ice here).   (9) Karl Moyer; Horatio Parker/Eugene Thayer et al. (Raven, 1994) - borrowed from a friend so I could "recall" the thrill of hearing Parker's Sonata in E-flat minor; good recording, great guy, nice organs.   (10) Peter Hurford; J. S. Bach The Organ Works Vol. 6 (London, 1990) - this is largely Orgelbuchlein, given to me to inspire me to play more Bach choral preludes.   My collection contains more varied styles and artists (i.e., French, American, others) than these, but these strike a chord in me, or have inspired me to do things I might not otherwise have done. These are not necessarily my all-time favorites, but you asked for 10.   Herein endeth my list - you all can now say in unison, "Thanks be to God!"   Glenda Sutton        
(back) Subject: Re: 10 CDs From: Tom Hoehn <thoehn@theatreorgans.com> Date: Wed, 06 May 1998 02:43:35 -0400   Just one question??? What's a CD??? Is it anything like my Reel-to-Reel tapes?? What about my 8-track collection, does it count???   Tom  
(back) Subject: Re: The Silence of the Chiff From: Mac Hayes <mach37@ptw.com> Date: Wed, 06 May 1998 01:29:53 -0700   Satbcantor wrote: > ... "why is everyone so all fired anxious to have this 'chiff' > ... a pipe speech DEFECT...   There ought to be about 900 responses to this, along the lines that "chiff is not a defect." I don't think there is an example of a chiffy stop anywhere that the chiff wasn't there by somebody's choice and design. Chiff is easy to eliminate. At least, that's what I've heard.   -- Mac Hayes mach37@ptw.com Better a brick airplane than a brick boat.