PipeChat Digest #388 - Monday, May 25, 1998
 
Re: Wedding Potpourri
  by "Jim H" <BALD1@prodigy.net>
Re: Poot
  by "Jim H" <BALD1@prodigy.net>
Re: Thornbird Theme
  by "Myosotis51" <Myosotis51@aol.com>
Re: Bruce the hypocrite- NOT!
  by "Kevin Cartwright" <kevin1@alaweb.com>
Re: "Rose Room"
  by "RMaryman" <RMaryman@aol.com>
Re: Wedding Potpourri
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: The Dreaded Hanon  + other warm-ups
  by "Shirley" <pnst@itw.com>
Re: Bruce the hypocrite- NOT!
  by "WmChasBeck" <WmChasBeck@aol.com>
Re: Bruce the hypocrite- NOT!
  by "Mark W. McClellan" <omicron@netins.net>
Re: "Rose Room"
  by "Bob and Sally Evans" <orgnloft@Ma.ultranet.com>
Re: Bruce the hypocrite- NOT!
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Organ Recital in Waukesha WI - USA
  by "gregory@mke.earthreach.com" <gregory@mke.earthreach.com>
Re: Bruce the hypocrite- NOT!
  by "Stanley Lowkis" <nstarfil@mediaone.net>
Exercizes (especially pedal)
  by "Stephen F P Karr" <karrlist@scescape.net>
Re: Bruce the hypocrite- NOT!
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: Exercizes (especially pedal)
  by "Beau Surratt" <beaupiano@earthlink.net>
Re: Bruce the hypocrite- NOT!
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com>
Re: Exercises
  by "ManderUSA" <ManderUSA@aol.com>
 


(back) Subject: Re: Wedding Potpourri From: Jim H <BALD1@prodigy.net> Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 12:44:26 -0500   Vernon Moeller wrote: > > Howdy, Y'All! > > Regarding Bruce's assessment of Stookey's Wedding Song, I have just two > words for Bruce: "Pipe down!" ;-) > > Great Big Snip > I also strongly encourage organists to play piano for parts of church > services, occasionally. > > Vernon,   ith the organ. The congregation is loving it.   Something different.   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: Poot From: Jim H <BALD1@prodigy.net> Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 12:46:41 -0500   KZimme7737 wrote: > > I played a 3 manual pipe organ at a hoity toity wedding last year. When I was > practicing, I tested the 32'reed (I think it was 32' instead of 16'). I did > not use it during the wedding, though. I noticed that if I tapped the lowest > C quickly, it made a disgusting sound - like wind being broken. > > I had the evil idea of quickly tapping the pedal once as the bride and groom > knelt for prayer during the ceremony. I just couldn't bring myself to do it. > Maybe some day. > > Later, > Keith > > Tonight is my 14th wedding anniversary, so I'd better get off the internet. >   You should have done it, you should have done it. > "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: Thornbird Theme From: Myosotis51 <Myosotis51@aol.com> Date: Sun, 24 May 1998 08:29:20 EDT   In a message dated 5/23/98 7:54:18 PM Eastern Daylight Time, jelliffe@li.net writes:   << I've had a request from a bride for the theme from Thornbirds- Can anyone help me out with the title? She said she heard it on a James Galway CD >>     It's called "The Thorn Birds Theme," written by Henry Mancini. Copyright Warner Brothers.   I have it in a book, "The Wind Beneath My Wings" etc....... if you get stuck, I'll lend it to you.   Vicki Ceruti  
(back) Subject: Re: Bruce the hypocrite- NOT! From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Sun, 24 May 1998 07:29:11 -0500   > Not *the* enemy, however, which is churches that have more money than sense. > Mexico is a poor country, with a climate not too far from Florida, but > Mexico has rather a lot of fine seventeenth- and eighteenth-century > Spanish-built organs (see John Fesperman's book, *Organs in Mexico*.) There > is no reason why Florida should not also -- except that churches have chosen > to get rid of them. Your job, if Organ No. 4 is a good instrument, is to > see that it doesn't get replaced by Organ No. 5, which may not be nearly as > nice. If it is not a good instrument, remember than there are plenty of > churches in the northeast (including Bruce's beloved Vermont, where the snow > falls even in August) that *do* have good historic organs in redundant > churches -- so why not import a few to the south? I believe the Organ > Clearing House currently has around 300 pipe organs for disposal, and some > at least of them are very nice. > > John.   Well, it's not actually my job to see it doesn't get replaced by organ #5, it's the church's job. The first one was a portable organ that moved with the music director. The second was a small, but permanent installation that was victim of the climate and the 1905-1906 restoration. The new organ prospered until the leather had to rot as WWII was in the midst, and was replaced with what leather they could find. So, our harsh climate rotted that leather in two years, and eventually we bought organ #4 in 1965. It played for the first time in the church in 1966, and, being a Wicks with very little leather, has not had any major problems yet. Some years ago, the church decided to update the relay to solid state and completely rebuild it while they were at it.   The FUMC, Greenville, of 1998 claims "The organ is to be considered a valuable investment of the church, and it needs any due attention" in answer to the question of hiring a new technician to do the needed work and take part in his bi-yearly service contract. The church, for the first time, has actually listened to what I have said, and we are looking at a good future for the 2/19 Wicks. I will not have any worries in my mind when I leave unless something stupid happens between now and then.   I said it is not my job because I will be "gone to college" in two years unless I decide to go somewhere I can commute to and fro and still live at home.   IMO,   Kevin Cartwright Greenville, Alabama kevin1@alaweb.com    
(back) Subject: Re: "Rose Room" From: RMaryman <RMaryman@aol.com> Date: Sun, 24 May 1998 13:29:28 EDT   This title was also recorded as "rose's Tea Room. I had this song recorded on an old 78 rpm disc at one time but I think that the tune dates from earlier than 1940's.   It may have been in the Chappell's library, I can't recall at the moment.   Rick M.  
(back) Subject: Re: Wedding Potpourri From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Sun, 24 May 1998 16:45:05 -0400   Well, regarding the Wedding song. I am playing a wedding soon and have found music in the Oregon Catholic Press Music Issue which makes Wedding Song sound wonderful by comparison. It is the most gawdawful mess-chord-maneuverings I've ever heard. Paul Stookey is no longer the bottom of the barrell! Yeeeeeech!   bruce o h s __________ a g o cornely o o __________ o o ........... cremona84000@webtv.net ...........    
(back) Subject: Re: The Dreaded Hanon + other warm-ups From: Shirley <pnst@itw.com> Date: Sun, 24 May 1998 16:32:07   At 12:50 05/23/98 EDT, you wrote:   ><< AAAAHHHH, the dreaded Hanon....... > >> > >What's funny is, as dreaded as that book is to all keyboardists (piano and >organ alike), its such a good workout ! >It really helped me out. But nevertheless... dreaded.     Heh. Don't forget to do each one in all 12 keys, too. :) :) :)   --Shirley  
(back) Subject: Re: Bruce the hypocrite- NOT! From: WmChasBeck <WmChasBeck@aol.com> Date: Sun, 24 May 1998 18:14:17 EDT   In a message dated 5/23/98 7:31:44 PM Pacific Daylight Time, cremona84000@webtv.net writes:   << Money and brains seldom ride in the same car! >>   Is it your opinion that only the poor have brains? I'm not sure that I could agree, nor could I agree that bashing those who have attained material success is "on topic."   Bill Beck  
(back) Subject: Re: Bruce the hypocrite- NOT! From: "Mark W. McClellan" <omicron@netins.net> Date: Sun, 24 May 1998 19:31:44 -0500         > In a message dated 5/23/98 7:31:44 PM Pacific Daylight Time, > cremona84000@webtv.net writes: > > << Money and > brains seldom ride in the same car! > >>   Bruce, You're right. I usually take my jet. Cheers! /s/ Mark    
(back) Subject: Re: "Rose Room" From: orgnloft@Ma.ultranet.com (Bob and Sally Evans) Date: Sun, 24 May 1998 20:54:11 +0100   >This title was also recorded as "rose's Tea Room. I had this song recorded on >an old 78 rpm disc at one time but I think that the tune dates from earlier >than 1940's. >   Thanks Rick and All Who Responded,   Thanks to you all my friend now has a Ray Anthony CD with "Rose Room" on it. She will dance to this tune at ther daughter's wedding next weekend. Thanks again, listers for all your help.   Bob Evans   Bob's Wurlitzer Loft Swansea, MA Home of "Rochelle"-RJ-12, Seven Rank, Residence Style, Wurlitzer Pipe Organ      
(back) Subject: Re: Bruce the hypocrite- NOT! From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Sun, 24 May 1998 21:39:56 -0400   Brains, cars, bashing and Bill Beck......   I think you took the comment a bit too literally. My point is that very often alot of money relieves groups of the necessity of actually thinking through a problem or action, rather than simply going for the easiest solution made possible by ready funds.   bruce o h s __________ a g o cornely o o __________ o o ........... cremona84000@webtv.net ...........    
(back) Subject: Organ Recital in Waukesha WI - USA From: "gregory@mke.earthreach.com" <gregory@mke.earthreach.com> Date: Sun, 24 May 98 20:57:12 -0600   Greetings:   On Sunday afternoon, May 31, I will be giving an organ recital at First Baptist Church, 247 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha, WI. This program, beginning at 2:00 P.M. will include a short dedication for the new hooded tuba solo stop located in the rear balcony. This stop, manufactured by A. J. Schopp's Sons, Inc., and installed by William Hansen, has been designed, manufactured and regulated as a solo stop to be heard above either the full swell or great divisions on the original 1926 E.M. Skinner/1956 M.P. Moller instrument.   First Baptist Church is An American Baptist Congregation. The church is located in downtown Waukesha, Wisconsin   The program will include:   Sonata in C ............................................... Jan Kucher   My Heart, Why Are You So Sorrowful? ................. Johann Pachelbel Toccata in F ............................................... Pachelbel   Concerto in g minor .............................. Karl Heinrich Graun Allegro - Adagio - Allegro   Entrata Festiva .......................................... David Lasky   Wil O' The Wisp ................................... Gordon Balch Nevin   Variations on "Kum Ba Yah" ............................. John A Behnke   Someone's Praying, Lord Someone's Crying, Lord Someone's Singing, Lord   Partita on "Showalter" .................................... Jon Spong (Leaning On The Everlasting Arms) I. Buoyantly II. With Rhythmic Vitality III. Mystically IV. Flowing V. Majestically VI. With Authority VII. With A Lilt VIII. With Grandeur      
(back) Subject: Re: Bruce the hypocrite- NOT! From: Stanley Lowkis <nstarfil@mediaone.net> Date: Sun, 24 May 1998 22:38:30 -0400   bruce cornely wrote: > > Brains, cars, bashing and Bill Beck...... > > I think you took the comment a bit too literally. My point is that very > often alot of money relieves groups of the necessity of actually > thinking through a problem or action, rather than simply going for the > easiest solution made possible by ready funds. >   Hmm.......OK, I'll buy that. BTW, where IS the Bruce Cornely Bash being held this year?   Stan  
(back) Subject: Exercizes (especially pedal) From: Stephen F P Karr <karrlist@scescape.net> Date: Sun, 24 May 1998 23:39:18 -0300 (EST)   Hi, list-   I know this thread may be a couple of days dead, but I've lost the address for the person asking for suggestions for pedal exercizes. One which has just popped into my mind (which is strange, because it's been on the music rack for three days) is the Thalben-Ball Variations on a Theme of Paganini (all pedals, except for #10 which is a relatively short toccata). There's always Bach's Pedal-Exercitium, and for another recent one, Flor Peeters has a set of variations for pedal study. I don't know exactly what he calls them, but it's something like pedal exercizes. Of course, for the more ambitious of us, there's the Middleschulte "Perpetuum Mobile," which I hope to learn one day (after I have a couple of degrees under my belt besides the high school one I'm about to obtain). The Thalben-Ball and the Peeters teach independence of the feet, and the ability to play very athletic pedal lines. Another interesting pedal exercize was not expressly written that way, but Noel Goemanne's "Rejoice" has a relatively long pedal solo in which there are some pretty wicked spots which has helped me to learn how to pedal things, and helped my feet to be fleet.   -Stephen    
(back) Subject: Re: Bruce the hypocrite- NOT! From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Sun, 24 May 1998 22:44:31 -0400   The Bruce Cornely Bash(ing) will be held...   anywhere they fly me and promise to feed me! The next one is in Denver. OHS goes to look at old organs, so I just thought I'd hop in line!!! hehehe   bruce o h s __________ a g o cornely o o __________ o o ........... cremona84000@webtv.net ...........    
(back) Subject: Re: Exercizes (especially pedal) From: Beau Surratt <beaupiano@earthlink.net> Date: Sun, 24 May 1998 21:48:14 -0500   Hi! Thanks!! It was me - beaupiano@earthlink.net Beau Surratt beaupiano@earthlink.net Organist, Bemis United Methodist Church Student, South Side High School    
(back) Subject: Re: Bruce the hypocrite- NOT! From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Sun, 24 May 1998 22:11:15 -0500 (CDT)   At 10:44 PM 5/24/98 -0400, you wrote: >The Bruce Cornely Bash(ing) will be held... > >anywhere they fly me and promise to feed me! The next one is in Denver. >OHS goes to look at old organs, so I just thought I'd hop in line!!! >hehehe   To register for the Bruce Cornely Bash (Denver, 21-27 June) call the OHS at 804/ 353-9266; to get the OHS convention rate at the Doubletree Hotel in Denver it is necessary to book your room before 29 May by calling 303/ 321-3333, and you can also save $20 on the convention fee by calling the OHS before that date. See you there,   John.    
(back) Subject: Re: Exercises From: ManderUSA <ManderUSA@aol.com> Date: Sun, 24 May 1998 23:20:13 EDT   In a message dated 5/23/98 4:58:38 PM Eastern Daylight Time, Greg Homza writes:   << Rumor has is that Leo Sowerby used to use JSB's 6 Suites for Solo 'Cello as pedal exercises. Mind you, some movements would work better than others, while some would be downright impossible. >>   Does anyone else see this as a brilliant idea? Used exclusively, some aspects of pedal technique might be missed, but what a way to learn this great literature, and work out some real phrasing challenges and possibilities. It might be difficult to keep the legs still at a Yo Yo Ma concert, however! Three cheers for Sowerby. Another proof of his great originality. Thanks to Greg for bringing this out.   Malcolm Wechsler N. P. Mander, Ltd. - U. S. A. www.mander-organs.com