PipeChat Digest #615 - Sunday, November 29, 1998
 
Re: Advent Organ music
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
RE: Peaceful co-existance
  by "Dennis Goward" <dgoward@uswest.net>
Re: console spec.
  by "John (Jack) Cormack" <jackjack@erols.com>
Re: console spec.
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: (no subject)
  by "Cliff Benham" <cbenham@bellatlantic.net>
RE: console spec.
  by "Dennis Goward" <dgoward@uswest.net>
Re: Advent Organ music
  by <WRansomeJr@aol.com>
 


(back) Subject: Re: Advent Organ music From: DRAWKNOB@aol.com Date: Sun, 29 Nov 1998 00:21:18 EST   In a message dated 11/28/98 6:07:29 PM Central Standard Time, ScottFop@aol.com writes:   << Does anyone have suggestions for Advent preludes and postludes? I am so tired of the same old thing year after year. What do some of you play each year? >>   "Six Advent Improvisations" - Paul Manz, Morningstar Publishers (MSM-10-002) is a great little book with fun and relatively easy twists on the 'classic' Advent hymns. "A Little Christian Year" - Alec Wyton, Carl Fischer Inc., 04444 has three cute, short, and very easy variations on Advent hymns. "A Christmas Album for Organ" - Oxford University Press has two pieces that work greatly during Advent, they are: 'Scherzetto Pastorale" - Francis Jackson Meditation on "A Virgin Most Pure" - E.H. Thiman (4th Sunday of Advent)   A Blessed Advent!   John A. Gambill, Jr. Organist/Choirmaster Oak Cliff Christian Church Dallas, Texas  
(back) Subject: RE: Peaceful co-existance From: "Dennis Goward" <dgoward@uswest.net> Date: Sat, 28 Nov 1998 22:27:48 -0700   > A good organist with > experience, learn and grow with whatever instrument is there (without > changing it unless it is flawed).   Very true. A variation on the old saying, "there are no small organs, just small organists" perhaps?   Dennis Goward   (If it isn't an old saying, it is now, 'cuz I said it and I'm old!)    
(back) Subject: Re: console spec. From: "John (Jack) Cormack" <jackjack@erols.com> Date: Sun, 29 Nov 1998 00:38:48 -0500   At 12:16 AM 11/29/98 -0500, you wrote: > >>Isn't this an example of where electronic or >>pipeless' organs will gain a big advantage over >> pipe organs in the future with the ability to >> incorporate different tuning temperaments >> and embrace various schools of organ >> building within one single console. >The operative word here being "console", there being no "organ." The >advantages of being able to have various temperaments & schools of >voicing is that it is ALL fake, and you will have to listen to it for >the life of the machine, or until you decide that the "real McCoy" of >any size is superior. > >.......................bruce cornely........................ =================================================== Bruce:   You are a bit behind the times. I can choose any of the following temperaments from the LED panel of my Rodgers 790 in a few seconds. Equal Mean Tone Kirnberger, Pythagoeran, Werckmeister I Werchmeister II Young I Young II, and change from the one chosen to any other in a few seconds. So the change is not for the life of the machine -- only for the period of time that I want it. Changing it is simplicity itself, and when I change the temperament, the organ (excuse me, "toaster") temperament is changed with no work on my part. Such capability is a nice convenience in listening to the music with the same temperament as the composer chose when he composed the music.   Sincerely,   Jack Cormack Potomac, Maryland    
(back) Subject: Re: console spec. From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Sun, 29 Nov 1998 01:00:56 -0500 (EST)     >You are a bit behind the times. I can choose > any of the following temperaments from the > LED panel of my Rodgers 790 in a few > seconds. >. Changing it is simplicity itself, and when I > change the temperament, the organ (excuse > me, "toaster") temperament is changed with > no work on my part. Such capability is a nice > convenience in listening to the music with the > same temperament as the composer chose > when he composed the music. but the composer got to hear it on pipes! If the only way I could hear organ music was electronically reproduced, I'd never listen to another note!   ........................bruce cornely........................ o o o o ______________ o o o o d o g s ______________ o o h o o a o o ______________ o o p s   ............. cremona84000@webtv.net ............     No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as a dog does. -- Christopher Morley    
(back) Subject: Re: (no subject) From: Cliff Benham <cbenham@bellatlantic.net> Date: Sun, 29 Nov 1998 01:21:30 -0500   what message?    
(back) Subject: RE: console spec. From: "Dennis Goward" <dgoward@uswest.net> Date: Sat, 28 Nov 1998 23:01:33 -0700     We're not gonna get into that "pipe versus electronic" thing again, are we?   Heck, I'll agree that pipe is almost always better than electronic, except in the case of a lousy pipe organ, of which there are some.   Like I'd rather have a chevy that runs over a jag missing an engine and up on blocks.   Dennis    
(back) Subject: Re: Advent Organ music From: WRansomeJr@aol.com Date: Sun, 29 Nov 1998 01:30:00 EST   In a message dated 11/28/98 9:26:47 PM Pacific Standard Time, DRAWKNOB@aol.com writes:   > << Does anyone have suggestions for Advent preludes and postludes? I am so > tired > of the same old thing year after year. What do some of you play each year? > >   One that I forgot was Flor Peeters setting of Stuttgart found in Christmas to Epip. I think the publisher is Novello. There is a Cook Peaen on Divinum mysterium in the same collection.....