PipeChat Digest #577 - Tuesday, November 3, 1998
Electro-magnetic relay available
  by "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@theatreorgans.com>
Re: Pete Returns
  by <George.Greene@rossnutrition.com>
Two GA Concerts (X-POSTED)
  by "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com>
CATOE Fox Valley Fall Festival
  by "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@theatreorgans.com>
Re: Two GA Concerts (X-POSTED)
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: Two GA Concerts (X-POSTED)
  by "Stephen Karr" <sfpkarr@hotmail.com>
Organ rededication concert
  by "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com>
November listings for `Orgelwerke'
  by "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com>
Fw: Darasse organ competition:  "Une scandale" in Toulouse? (LONG) (xcros
  by "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com>

(back) Subject: Electro-magnetic relay available From: "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@theatreorgans.com> Date: Mon, 02 Nov 1998 08:00:16 -0600   Hi,   I'm posting this for a friend in Alabama who has a relay and switchstack he is not going to use. If interested please contact him directly.   Jon     Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 20:28:46 -0600 From: dovtek@juno.com (Fred E Dove) I have a relay and switchstack available if anyone one is interested. I'm not sure what make it is. I got it from century a few years ago but never used it .I can't say what condition it is in for I've never winded it . The outside leather on the stack looks and feels very good. May have been releathered b4 I got it. I seem to remember John saying he thought it was a Geneva, but don't take that to the bank. .I,m not asking anything for it but if some one can use it there welcome to it. If they feel it's worth something they can make a donation to the Alabama Theatre Organ Society. Here is all the info I have on it: 2 Manual&Pedal 18 switches 7 ranks and a 16'Pedal 32 note switch. lables as follows: Flute 1 Ped 16 2 " 8 3 Swell 16 4 " 8 5 ' 4 6 " 2 2/3 7___________2____________________ 8 Great 8 9__________ 4 10 Pedal 8 11 Swell 8 12 " 4 __________________________________________ 13 Great 8 ________________________________________ 14 Great 8 ______________________________ 15 Swell 8 _____________________________________________ 16 Swell 8 __________________________________________ 17 Pedal 16 ___________________________________ 18 Chime 20 notes Fred Dove dovtek@juno.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Pete Returns From: George.Greene@rossnutrition.com Date: Mon, 2 Nov 1998 09:08:31 -0500     WELCOME BACK, Pete! And THANK YOU VERY MUCH, David, for running the list "solo" during Pete's absence. We really appreciate the hard work that both of you put into PipeChat.    
(back) Subject: Two GA Concerts (X-POSTED) From: "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com> Date: Mon, 2 Nov 1998 10:02:08 -0500   I wonder what pitch the train horns are at?  
(back) Subject: CATOE Fox Valley Fall Festival From: "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@theatreorgans.com> Date: Mon, 02 Nov 1998 09:09:56 -0600   Hi RJ & FYI to theatreorgan fans in Northern Illinois,   Since you are in the Fox Valley area thought you might be interested in this event. Starts at Arcada Theatre on Sunday Nov 22nd, at 12:15 Pm with Dave Wickerham at the Geneva-Marr&Colton Organ. After the program at short walk across the new main street bridge to the refurbished Baker Hotel for a brunch with music by Lee Maloney. This is our opportunity to support organ preservation and show owner of Baker and Arcada that there is an interest in continued use of these organs. Total package cost is $24 for both events. For more information you can call 847-470-0743. Festival is a package and neither event is offered separately. Tickets available from CATOE Fall Festival, 173 S. Rosedale Ave. Aurora, Il 60506-4530 Make checks payable to CATOE   regards,   Jon  
(back) Subject: Re: Two GA Concerts (X-POSTED) From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Mon, 2 Nov 1998 10:41:59 -0500 (EST)     >I wonder what pitch the train horns are at?   North-south, or east-west.... this is important!   ........................bruce cornely........................ o x o o ______________ o x o o o o x o ______________ x o o o o x o x ______________ o x x o   ............. cremona84000@webtv.net ............     Say something idiotic and nobody but a dog politely wags his tail. -- Virginia Graham    
(back) Subject: Re: Two GA Concerts (X-POSTED) From: "Stephen Karr" <sfpkarr@hotmail.com> Date: Mon, 02 Nov 1998 21:15:41 EST   >I wonder what pitch the train horns are at?   Going back and listening to a competition tape I made there last Feb. or so of the Suite Gothique, I'd say that it's not A-flat Major or c minor, because during the last quiet chord of the Priere a Notre Dame and the first full swell pp section of the toccata, there was a train passing by. I didn't re-record it because it was getting late, and I thought I had played it well that time through.   -Stephen   ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com  
(back) Subject: Organ rededication concert From: "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com> Date: Mon, 2 Nov 1998 21:40:00 -0500   This was sent to me for inclusion on PipeChat. From Judy Ollikkala   "Rededication Concert Organist James Wallace with the Boston Brass   St. George's School Chapel, Newport, R.I.   Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998 8:00 PM   Austin #2443, III/47, 1967   Previous instrument was a 1939 Skinner and Sons. In 1967 Austin retained the flute celeste and pedal 8' flute for the new instrument, as well as converting ten pipes of the old 16' wood Open into the 32' Untersatz.   The recent renovation included the following work:   Additions: Restored pipework: Tuba 8' [Skinner, from Grace Church, New York, 12" WP] Gt. First Diapason [Hinners] Sw. Vox Humana [Aeolian residence organ] Ch. Clarinet [old Wicks] New Pipework: Gt. Harmonic Flute Gt. Tierce (Principal) Swell Mixture III [Skinner C-14 style]   Deletions: Gt. Scharff Ch. Cromorne Gt. Hohlflote Sw Clairon 4   New Zephyr Blower installed by Bishop Pipe Organs, Westfield, N.Y. (Schantz)   all pressures raised to between 5" - 6", except Tuba, 12".   all reeds revoiced by Sam Hughes, Hartford, CT   Custom chest building and installation, releathering of reservoirs and winkers, relay and console modifications by Donald Siler, Eastford, CT.   Flue voicing by David Melrose, Southfield Organ Builders, Springfield, MA   The organ is spectacular. It has much more color, a much stronger 8' line and none of the shrillness it had before.   The harmonic flute on the great is big.   The Tuba and First Diapason sit right behind the facade. The Tuba was the Solo chorus Tuba in the Grace Church Skinner. In our room and instrument it sounds like a Tuba Mirabilis. Thrilling.   The work is of the highest quality. The consistency of voicing within ranks is flawless. The improvement in the voicing of flues and reeds is nothing short of miraculous.   Organ rededication celebration this Tuesday, Nov. 3.: Music for Brass and Organ with the Boston Brass. 8:00 PM Public Concert.     James M. Wallace, Head, Music Department Organist and Choirmaster (401)842-6725"    
(back) Subject: November listings for `Orgelwerke' From: "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com> Date: Tue, 3 Nov 1998 00:40:57 -0500   Greetings,   Here are the November program listings for `Orgelwerke' Sunday nights at 8, on WCNY-FM, 91.3, Syracuse/WUNY-FM, 89.5, Utica/WJNY-FM,90.9, Watertown, New York:   Orgelwerke, 11/1 Two works of Charles Tournemire. The Suite No. 48, for the Feast of All Saints, from `L'Orgue Mystique' with organist Kathrine Handford on the Wicks organ (1949-50) in the Basilica of Saint Mary, Minneapolis; and the Deux Fresques Symphoniques Sacrees as played by Timothy J. Tikker on the organ of St. Ignatius Church, San Francisco. Orgelwerke, 11/8 The Georg Jann organ in Munich Cathedral. Franz Lehrndorfer plays works of Lully, Frescobaldi, Clerambault, Bach, and an improvisation. Orgelwerke, 11/15 For Two to Play. Duo organists Timothy and Nancy LeRoi Nickel perform organ duets on the 1984 Fritts-Richards instrument in St. Alphonsus Church, Seattle, Washington. Music of Wesley, Tomkins, Carleton, Ferko, Beethoven, Albrechtsberger, Schubert, and Lachner are included. Orgelwerke, 11/22 A birthday celebration for British organist Peter Hurford. Compositions by Franck, Bach, Purcell, and Peeters are offered. Orgelwerke, 11/29 In Thanksgiving. Music offering thanks by John Knowles Paine, C. Hubert H. Parry, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Max Reger, Sigfrid Karg-Elert, J.S. Bach, Egil Hovland, and Dan Locklair.   Best Regards,   Bonnie Beth Derby Syracuse, New York orge@dreamscape.com  
(back) Subject: Fw: Darasse organ competition: "Une scandale" in Toulouse? (LONG) (xcross) From: "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com> Date: Tue, 3 Nov 1998 01:06:00 -0500   Greetings,   Something that I received and passing along for all to read.   Bonnie Beth Derby orge@dreamscape.com   > Date: Saturday, October 10, 1998 8:33 AM > Subject: Darasse organ competition: "Une scandale" in Toulouse? (LONG) > > > >Okay, I may not have my facts completely straight, but maybe somebody knows > >something here. > > > >Last week was the Xavier Darasse organ competition in Toulouse, France, > named > >after the founder of "Arts renaissants." I believe it was the seventh > >annual competition but the first to be held after its namesake's death. > There > >were twenty applicants, eight of whom were selected to participate in a > >three-round competition centering on Spanish Baroque repertoire. In the > third > >round, it was narrowed down to four finalists who competed for three > prizes; > >one of these four was a person who is close to me. > > > >The nine-judge panel awarded a third but no first or second prize. This > >naturally was infuriating to my contact, an exceptionally talented musician > >who made considerable sacrifices in his personal, professional and fiscal > life > >to compete here. > > > >Some information is available at the Festival's web site, > >http://www.tlo.ascode.fr/concours.htm; I don't understand very much French. > > > >What the hell is going on here? I know judges reserve the right not to > award > >a prize, but how often do they award neither first nor second place? Why > >would they take the trouble of making people finalists...in fact, why would > >they take the trouble of admitting them to the competition at all...if they > >didn't consider them worthy? Isn't this third-prize decision sort of like > >honoring somebody for being the WORST of the competitors? > > > >My guess is that something like this happened: the judges were all in > >agreement as to who was third-best, but there was a split decision as to > the > >remaining two. Due to an inability to reach consensus, and some political > >grandstanding/infighting on the part of the panelists, they decided to send > >them both home empty-handed. > > > >Have any of you served as judges, and know what things go on? I'd imagine > it > >gets ugly when you get so many egos (no offense) together in one room. But > >does this smell of corruption to you? Is it normal to have more judges > than > >competitors? Could they have decided to share the prize money among > >themselves rather than give it to the entrants? Could this competition be > a > >scam....doesn't twenty applicants for a lucrative international festival > sound > >like a rather low number? > >