PipeChat Digest #574 - Saturday, October 31, 1998
 
Re: BUD
  by <CHERCAPA@aol.com>
NTSC VIDEO COPIES of A PIPE DREAM COMES TRUE.
  by "Brian Pearson" <bpearson@adelaide.on.net>
Re: Service List - All Saints' Day
  by "Richard Pinel" <rpinel@theatreorgans.com>
INSPIRATION???
  by <danbel@earthlink.net>
Re: INSPIRATION???
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@post.queensu.ca>
Re: INSPIRATION???
  by <danbel@earthlink.net>
Jonas Nordwall Plays TO concert in Rochester on Nov. 6.  (Cross-posted)
  by "Ken Evans" <kevans1@rochester.rr.com>
Re: INSPIRATION???
  by "Kevin Cartwright" <kevin1@alaweb.com>
New e-mail address
  by "cmeku00" <Aida@cable.A2000.nl>
Where have all the organists gone??
  by <KriderSM@aol.com>
exposure
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
INSPIRATION???
  by "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com>
Organist needed, Seattle area
  by <JKVDP@aol.com>
Re: National Shrine of the Little Flower: All Saints, Nov 1
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Sale and Pending Closure of Uncle Milt's Pipe Organ Pizza in Vancouver, W
  by <RUSCZYK@ix.netcom.com>
Halloween joke
  by "Jerry" <aqne@waveinter.com>
All Saints' Day vs Pentecost XXII
  by "Bud" <budchris@earthlink.net>
Re: All Saints' Day vs Pentecost XXII
  by <Afreed0904@aol.com>
Re: All Saints' Day vs Pentecost XXII
  by "Craig Kesner" <friarcraig@hotmail.com>
Re: All Saints' Day vs Pentecost XXII
  by "Bud" <budchris@earthlink.net>
Re: National Shrine of the Little Flower: All Saints, Nov 1
  by <RJWARSHAM@aol.com>
Re: All Saints' Day vs Pentecost XXII
  by <Afreed0904@aol.com>
Re: Halloween joke
  by <JKVDP@aol.com>
 


(back) Subject: Re: BUD From: CHERCAPA@aol.com Date: Fri, 30 Oct 1998 09:13:00 EST   Dear Bud, God, what spirit. You've made my day. Paul  
(back) Subject: NTSC VIDEO COPIES of A PIPE DREAM COMES TRUE. From: bpearson@adelaide.on.net (Brian Pearson) Date: Sat, 31 Oct 1998 00:13:57 +0930   I have just received my copy of the September/October issue of THEATRE ORGAN.   On page 50 there is an excellent review of the Theatre Organ Society of South Australia's new digitally processed (picture and stereo sound) video about the Capri Theatre and its well known and highly regarded organ.   I would agree with every word that was written about the video in Ralph Beaudry's review, but he stated that the video was available only in the PAL system that is used in Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia, and several other countries. However, the video IS issued in the North American NTSC system, and each copy is recorded individually from the master on state-of-the-art digital converters. They are NOT copied from second generation PAL versions. Of course the resultant videos are identical apart from the system used.   Simply specify which version - NTSC or PAL - you wish to receive when ordering copies from the address given in the THEATRE ORGAN review.   Cheers, Brian President, Australia Felix Chapter, ATOS. Volunteer Staff Member, Capri Theatre (TOSA-SA) Adelaide, South Australia.      
(back) Subject: Re: Service List - All Saints' Day From: "Richard Pinel" <rpinel@theatreorgans.com> Date: Fri, 30 Oct 1998 16:36:12 -0000   Church - All Saints (C of E) Church, Northampton   10:30 Eucharist Setting - Hydn - Missa Sancti Nicolai* (With Orchestra I might add!!!) Gospel Responses - Palmer (He's our organist) Anthem - O Quam Gloriosum (Victoria) Hymns (New English Hymnal) - 478,205,475,197   18:30 Evensong Introit - O how glorious (Harwood) Responses - Leighton Psalm - 150 Hymns (New English Hymnal) - 224,225,197 Canticles - Collegium Regale (Howels) Anthem - Blessed City (Bairstow)   *Hydn's 'Missa Sancti Nicolai' came about because our somewhat pompous Rector said to our Choirmaster "Get another Hydn mass!", probably to curb the emerging Langlais & Messian, so our choirmaster got the most expensive one!!!   Richard Pinel.     P.S. I just brought a copy of Preisner's 'Requiem for a Friend', it's rather nice don't you think?!!!    
(back) Subject: INSPIRATION??? From: danbel@earthlink.net Date: Fri, 30 Oct 1998 13:58:37 -0500   Greetings eveyrone....   Had an interesting thought in the middle of the night last night---when I usually do my best thinking! :)   I know that most musicians (not just organists) eventually come into that dreaded phase of our careers where we suffer from a hopefully temporary "lack of inspiration." Now this has NO religious slant, so please don't go there! :) I am talking about MUSICAL inspiration!!   I think that most of us have experienced this and fortunately it usually passes.   I am curious what others do when this happens. How do you handle it? Do you listen to particular types of music, artists, to help dig out? Do you not listen to music at all?   Personally, I have certain music that I listen to that helps out the syndrome. First, I dig out my very worn copy of Bernstein and the N.Y. Phil playing Mahler's 2nd. Yeah, I hear you saying it now, but different strokes! :) After that, a VERY tired LP of George Wright's "The Wright Touch" album hits the turntable. Never fails me!   I know this may seem like an off the wall thing to bring up but I think it would be interesting (if not helpful) to the readership of this forum to know how this is dealt with by other musicians.   Think about it and post your thoughts? :)   Have a good weekend folks!   Dan    
(back) Subject: Re: INSPIRATION??? From: Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca> Date: Fri, 30 Oct 1998 14:09:57 -0500   At 01:58 PM 10/30/98 -0500, Dan wrote on his inspiring music.   I have two particular pieces:   Verdi's Requiem "Dies irea" and Samuel Barber's "Adagio for Strings"   Both get me into gear!   Bob Conway            
(back) Subject: Re: INSPIRATION??? From: danbel@earthlink.net Date: Fri, 30 Oct 1998 14:16:33 -0500   Bob Conway wrote: > > At 01:58 PM 10/30/98 -0500, Dan wrote on his inspiring music. > > I have two particular pieces: > > Verdi's Requiem "Dies irea" > and > Samuel Barber's "Adagio for Strings"   Yes, yes, yes!!! I listen to the Verdi anytime, but the Barber Adagio! Perfect. Lush. Bliss! :):)     djb  
(back) Subject: Jonas Nordwall Plays TO concert in Rochester on Nov. 6. (Cross-posted) From: "Ken Evans" <kevans1@rochester.rr.com> Date: Fri, 30 Oct 1998 14:26:32 -0500   The Rochester Theater Organ Society is proud to have Jonas Nordwall present a stellar theater pipe organ concert at the Auditorium Center on Friday, November 6 at 8 p.m. His performance will be on our famed Wurlitzer 4/22. Tickets at $10 each will go on sale at 7 p.m. at the box office. The 2500+-seat Auditorium Center is located at 875 Main Street East in Rochester.   More details, pictures and driving directions can be found on the RTOS homepage at http://theatreorgans.com/rochestr/. If you have any questions, or need assistance, please e-mail me privately.   Anyone who knows of Jonas Nordwall's reputation and that of our RTOS Wurlitzer will assure you that this will be an evening of world-class theater organ entertainment. Hope to see you here on Nov. 6!   Ken Evans, RTOS Director    
(back) Subject: Re: INSPIRATION??? From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Fri, 30 Oct 1998 14:08:04 -0600   danbel@earthlink.net wrote:   > Think about it and post your thoughts? :)   My inspiration is how much money I've put into it. I always enjoy it (and model railroading) after I look at the figures!! It isn't positive reinforcement, but it DOES get me through the rough spots...   > Have a good weekend folks!   Y o u t o o D A N . (You know what I mean.)   Kevin C. kevin1@alaweb.com    
(back) Subject: New e-mail address From: Aida@cable.A2000.nl (cmeku00) Date: Fri, 30 Oct 1998 22:56:21 +0100   I have a new e-mail address: Aida@cable.A2000.nl My alias is: Celeste@cable.A2000.nl   No, sorry, 'Celeste Aida' won't work I'm afraid. :-)       Aida van de Brake.     ################################################################## ## An organ without strings is like a violin without a bow, ## ## An orchestra without conductor, a symphony without themes. ## ##################################################################  
(back) Subject: Where have all the organists gone?? From: KriderSM@aol.com Date: Fri, 30 Oct 1998 17:18:26 EST   Subject: FWD: AP Story on Church Organists   From: Bud <budchris@earthlink.nIncoming Mailet>   I am president of the Central Ohio Theatre Organ Society. We own a Wurlitzer TO housed in a suburban high school. Two years ago, the local AGO chapter and COTOS invited young keyboard students to a joint meeting at the Ohio Theatre here in Columbus. The Robert Morton was demonstrated by two very capable organists. We offered pizza as an incentive for youngsters to attend. Over four dozen students attended. Very successful? Yes and no! Yes, because the students were introduced to the organ; No, because these youngsters with eager fingers were not permitted to actually play the instrument.   Moral of the story -   If there is a shortage of organists it is the churches fault themselves.   Solution -   Let each church hold monthly open console sessions. Invite young keyboard students and anyone who desires to bring their music (sacred or secular) and their cameras. Let each one sit at the console, try out the stops, listen to the various sounds themselves and play "Three Blind Mice" Allow each person up to 30 minutes of console time each. Have pizza or other refreshments afterwards.   Requirement #1 - the church organist must be at the console to answer questions and to remind of proper organ ettiquette.   Requirement #2 - the church organist cannot spend time themselves playing. Let the novice do the music (noise) making.   Requirement #3 - get church officials approval. It is their instrument. They must be informed that you will be planting that seed to provide future generations of organists.   Inquire if there is a local high school with an organ (classical or theatrical, electronic or pipe) in its auditorium. Make similar arrangements with the school principal and board for open console sessions.   Work with other local organ societies (e.g., theatre organ groups) to achieve the same goals.   Personally, my interest in the pipe organ began with a lowly Lowrey Organo on my piano teacher's piano and advanced to the church Hammond. I now play Beatles on the finest Cassavants and Riegers (and love hearing the classics played by those more practiced than I).   What says The List? Is Open Console Night at the organ worth the church organist sacrificing an extra night to plant the seeds of organ playing interest in the younger generations?   Old Chinese saying:   "I hear, and I forget; I see, and I remember; I do and I want to do more."   Young organists want to DO. If we let them DO during Open Console Night, they will want to do more!   Stan  
(back) Subject: exposure From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Fri, 30 Oct 1998 17:43:10 -0500   Stan has a good idea to get younger people involved as " future church organists ". Even those kids now (a few, maybe?) taking piano lessons are never too late to get acquainted with organ. Don't discourage them from an interest in playing, and above all, don't let them play around inside the pipe chamber, as I have seen a few times. A monitored environment would be most appreciated, I'm sure. Rick dutchorgan@svs.net    
(back) Subject: INSPIRATION??? From: "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com> Date: Fri, 30 Oct 1998 18:30:54 -0500   My motivation to make up for a lack of inspiration is to try to learn a new piece or two of organ music. Otherwise, I go to so many organ recitals and choral concerts during the year, that I usually pick up thoughts and ideas there too. With a new choir to work with right now, I try to give them inspiration by adding mine to theirs.  
(back) Subject: Organist needed, Seattle area From: JKVDP@aol.com Date: Fri, 30 Oct 1998 19:08:08 EST   Rose Hill Presbyterian Church, Kirkland, WA seeks organist-pianist for one "blended" Sunday service and some rehearsal. Balcom and Vaughan pipe organ. Approximately $6,000. per year. Telephone the Church at 425 827 4649  
(back) Subject: Re: National Shrine of the Little Flower: All Saints, Nov 1 From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Fri, 30 Oct 1998 19:10:53 -0500 (EST)   Scott, Just curious. I noticed you have "For All the Saints" as your concluding hymn. Is your congregation still present after the procession passes? Do you have anyone in the pews after after stanza 2? I sometimes wish we had Sumo ushers to stand in the doorways until the Postlude (at least) starts.   ........................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: Sale and Pending Closure of Uncle Milt's Pipe Organ Pizza in Vancouver, WA From: RUSCZYK@ix.netcom.com Date: Fri, 30 Oct 1998 18:51:44 -0600 (CST)   Today a sales agreement was finalized between the owners of Uncle Milt's Pipe Organ Pizza and Rite Aid Drugs. At it stands if all goes as planned, Uncle Milt's will remain open until January/February time frame. There are still pending condition of the agreement and other actions that must be completed before the sale is "Final" and a closing date set.   The property is being purchase to accomodate the construction of a new Rite Aid Drug Store. The current buildings on the three properties involved (including Uncle Milt's) will be removed to make way for a new structure.   It appears at this time "Uncle Milt" will retain the organ with the intention seeing it remain intact. A final disposition of the organ will not be known until all agreements related to the property sale are final.   I will post additional information as appropriate......     Bob.....from Uncle Milt's    
(back) Subject: Halloween joke From: Jerry <aqne@waveinter.com> Date: Fri, 30 Oct 1998 20:07:20 -0500   Bob Hill and his new wife, Betty, were vacationing in Europe, as it happens, near Transylvania. They were driving in a rental car along a rather deserted highway. It was late, and raining very hard. Bob could barely see 10 feet in front of the car. suddenly the car skids out of control! Bob attempts to control the car, but to no avail! The car swerves and smashes into a tree.   Moments later, Bob shakes his head to clear the fog. Dazed, he looks over at the passenger seat and sees his new wife unconscious, with her head bleeding! Despite the rain and unfamiliar countryside, Bob knows he has to carry her to the nearest phone.   Bob carefully picks his wife up and begins trudging down the road, After a short while, he sees a light. He heads towards the light, which is coming from an old, large house. He approaches the door and knocks.   A minute passes. A small, hunched man opens the door. Bob immediately blurts, "Hello, my name is Bob Hill, and this is my wife Betty. We've been in a terrible accident, and my wife has been seriously hurt. Can I please use your phone??   "I'm sorry," replied the hunchback, "but we don't have a phone. My master is a doctor; come in and I will get him."   Bob brings his wife in. An elegant man comes down the stairs. "I'm afraid my assistant may have misled you. I am not a medical doctor; I am a scientist. However, it is many miles to the nearest clinic, and I have had a basic medical training. I will see what I can do. Igor, bring them down to the laboratory."   With that, Igor picks up Betty and carries her downstairs, with Bob following closely. Igor places Betty on a table in the lab. Bob collapses from exhaustion and his own injuries, so Igor places Bob on an adjoining table.   After a brief examination, Igor's master looks worried. "things are serious, Igor. Prepare a transfusion." Igor and his master work feverishly, but to no avail. Bob and Betty Hill are no more.   The Hills' deaths upset Igor's master greatly. Wearily, he climbs the steps to his conservatory, which houses his pipe organ. For it is here that he has always found solace. He begins to play, and a stirring, almost haunting, melody fills the house.   Meanwhile, Igor is still in the lab tidying up. As the music fills the lab, his eyes catch movement, and he notices the fingers on Betty Hill's hand twitch. Stunned, he watches as Bob's arm begins to rise! He is furthur amazed as Betty sits straight up!   Unable to contain himself, he dashes up the stairs to the conservatory. He bursts in and shouts to his master:   "Master, Master!.......The Hills are alive with the sound of music!"        
(back) Subject: All Saints' Day vs Pentecost XXII From: Bud <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 30 Oct 1998 19:22:08 -0800   I work in a traditionalist Anglican parish that follows the old Kalendar, but am I to understand that in the new Kalendar, All Saints' Day (a Double of the 1st Class with an Octave) is displaced by a green Sunday? How sad ... what are the RCs doing? Observing All Saints' Day, I presume ...   Regards,   Bud    
(back) Subject: Re: All Saints' Day vs Pentecost XXII From: Afreed0904@aol.com Date: Fri, 30 Oct 1998 22:34:19 EST     In a message dated 10.30.98 10:15:36 PM, budchris@earthlink.net writes:   << All Saints' Day (a Double of the 1st Class with an Octave) is displaced by a green Sunday? How sad ... what are the RCs doing? Observing All Saints' Day, I presume ...>>   I certainly agree with Bud on this one (as on most). On the other hand, I'm not sure I can trust the Romans either, considering that they didn't observe St. Luke's Day on the 18th.   Alan Freed, St. Luke's Church (well, OK, I'm biased), Manhattan  
(back) Subject: Re: All Saints' Day vs Pentecost XXII From: "Craig Kesner" <friarcraig@hotmail.com> Date: Fri, 30 Oct 1998 20:38:00 PST   The Roman Calander will observe All Saints as a Sunday Mass. As it would anytime it falls on such a date.   The reason that a Saint in not celebrated on Sunday, is due to the fact that all Sundays are Feasts of Our Lord or must be directly linked in some way. This is Ancient practice of teh Church. Organists need to learn a little more about Liturgy.   b craig     ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com  
(back) Subject: Re: All Saints' Day vs Pentecost XXII From: Bud <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 30 Oct 1998 21:40:32 -0800   Craig: perhaps you don't follow the posts on the other organ lists (organchat, piporg-l) ... I have taught liturgics, and have written extensively on the subject. Appeals to "the ancient Church" in matters of human invention don't particularly move me ... the doctrine of the Communion of Saints does, as expressed in the Feast of All Saints.   Cordially,   Bud (Father Cyril Clark, CR)   Craig Kesner wrote:   > The Roman Calander will observe All Saints as a Sunday Mass. As it > would anytime it falls on such a date. > > The reason that a Saint in not celebrated on Sunday, is due to the fact > that all Sundays are Feasts of Our Lord or must be directly linked in > some way. This is Ancient practice of teh Church. Organists need to > learn a little more about Liturgy. > > b craig > > ______________________________________________________ > Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com > > "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: National Shrine of the Little Flower: All Saints, Nov 1 From: RJWARSHAM@aol.com Date: Sat, 31 Oct 1998 01:01:07 EST   what time is the choral (High) Mass on Sunday?   Please advise.   Bob Warsham  
(back) Subject: Re: All Saints' Day vs Pentecost XXII From: Afreed0904@aol.com Date: Sat, 31 Oct 1998 01:03:23 EST     In a message dated 10.30.98 11:39:10 PM, friarcraig@hotmail.com writes:   <<The reason that a Saint in not celebrated on Sunday, is due to the fact that all Sundays are Feasts of Our Lord or must be directly linked in some way. This is Ancient practice of teh Church. Organists need to learn a little more about Liturgy.>>   Friar, I know that you are right. Especially on that last sentence. Our organist has his masters in liturgical theology from St. John's, Collegeville, and was once the youngest Director of Music in any Roman Cathedral in America, and he'd sure agree with you too--on that last sentence.   But then if this coming Sunday is a Feast of Our Lord, why are we celebrating a measly little old All Saints' Day?   Why, because they are His saints, of course! Fine. But St. Luke was not His Apostle?   As for the Ancient practice of the Church, I'm all for that. I have a list of things that might include. Shall I begin? Let's see . . . clerical celibacy optional . . . no papal infallibility . . . wait! no pope! . . .oh, no pews! .. . . organs? . . .   Friar, don't get me wrong. I'm not jumping down your throat. I am and have been for many years a lover of the Roman Church. But if you'll permit me, I'm saying these things with a friendly smile, and no rancor at all. Please?   Alan            
(back) Subject: Re: Halloween joke From: JKVDP@aol.com Date: Sat, 31 Oct 1998 02:33:08 EST   In a message dated 98-10-30 20:16:27 EST, you write:   << Bob Hill and his new wife, Betty, were vacationing in Europe, as it happens, near Transylvania. >>   BTW there are organs in Transylvania. I played on a few one manual and pedal instruments in churches when my wife, our older daughter and myself visited there 18 months ago. In Kolosvar we heard a fine young organist rehearsing for a recital on the Angster organ in the Reformed Cathedral. The Reformed congregations make extensive use of the Genevan Psalter.   Transylvania is an incredibly beautiful area of low hills and valleys with picturesque villages and farming methods about 60 years behind the US. A very plesant memory is staying at night with a village family where the parents, children and grandchildren all shared a small house..as well as an outhouse and a European water buffalo...complete with a computer in a corner of the bedroom! Communism has created great problems in that country - Romania. The Transylvanians are an energetic people and working to overcome 50 years of oppression. Pray for them. Jerry van der Pol in Seattle