PipeChat Digest #515 - Thursday, September 10, 1998
 
For Sale: Schantz T.O. Console, etc.
  by <George.Greene@rossnutrition.com>
Bethany U.M. Church
  by "Jason D. Comet" <bombarde8@juno.com>
Bethany #2
  by "Jason D. Comet" <bombarde8@juno.com>
(no subject)
  by "Emily D. Woods" <sesquialtera@hotmail.com>
RTOS Sept. 12 Concert Reminder (X-posted)
  by "Kenneth W. Evans" <kevans1@rochester.rr.com>
Re: Bethany #2
  by "Kevin Cartwright" <kevin1@alaweb.com>
ACCH organ restoration
  by "Jim Lee Jr." <peej@xta.com>
Oklahoma Theater Organ
  by "Frank Johnson" <usd465@horizon.hit.net>
Re: Bethany #2
  by "Robert Horton" <gemshorn@ukans.edu>
Re: Bethany #2
  by "Kevin Cartwright" <kevin1@alaweb.com>
Re: Bethany U.M. Church
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com>
Re: ACCH organ restoration
  by "Stanley E Yoder" <syoder+@andrew.cmu.edu>
Re: Bethany U.M. Church
  by <GRSCoLVR@aol.com>
Re: Bethany U.M. Church
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: Bethany #2
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: Bethany U.M. Church
  by <JKVDP@aol.com>
RE: ACCH organ restoration
  by "Dennis Goward" <dgoward@uswest.net>
Season Opener at St. Ignatius - Kent Tritle
  by <ManderUSA@aol.com>
 


(back) Subject: For Sale: Schantz T.O. Console, etc. From: George.Greene@rossnutrition.com Date: Wed, 9 Sep 1998 08:36:20 -0400     Jim Madden, a well-known Central Ohio organist and organbuilder, is moving to a retirement center and wishes to sell his Schantz theatre organ console (a rare find), two wind chests capable of holding up to ten ranks, and several ranks of pipes (not the Schantz TO ranks but smaller scale for home use). If you are interested, please call 614-268-1101, and leave a message.      
(back) Subject: Bethany U.M. Church From: bombarde8@juno.com (Jason D. Comet) Date: Wed, 9 Sep 1998 18:33:24 -0400   O.K., Let's try this.     GREAT: 8 Principal 8 Rohrflote 4 Principal 4 Octavine Mixture III 8 Trompette (Sw.)   SWELL: 8 Gedeckt 4 Spitz Principal 2 2/3 Nasard 1 3/5 Tierce (Ext) Plein Jeu II 8 Oboe Schalmei 16 Trompette 8 Trompette   CHOIR: 8 Gemshorn 8 Gemshorn Celeste (TC) 4 Koppelflote 2 Doublette 1 1/3 Larigot   PEDAL: 32 Resulant 16 Open Wood 16 Bourdon 16 Gedeckt (Sw) 8 Geigen Principal 8 Gedeckt (Sw) 4 Geigen Octave 16 Trompette (Sw) 8 Trompette (Sw) 4 Trompette (Sw)   Now, Let's try seeing what we can do to this one.   Now, I'll flag the green flag.     Before I signoff, I'll answer one of Bruce's letters,   Bruce, YES there IS a church that CANNOT accomodate a Tracker organ. The Altar and Sanctuary is SOOOOOOO crowded, that you cannot move anything. There is one place big enough for a 1/2 rank organ, but then the choir would be tripping over the console. If you put the console attached to the present chamber wall, (either two) the pastor would not be able to get to the pulpit, or altar. You HAVE to have the organ in the chamber and the console either in the "pit" or in the Fellowship Hall. If, during a recital or concert, you could move it to the front of the altar IF noone else is on there.   Well, I'll leave you's (Maine accent) to play with this spec.   Later, Jason Comet bombarde8@juno.com |\ Worship Chairperson, Organ Curator, | \ organist, choir director, director of music, O and janitor at Bethany U.M. Church, Watertown, NY   _____________________________________________________________________ You don't need to buy Internet access to use free Internet e-mail. Get completely free e-mail from Juno at http://www.juno.com Or call Juno at (800) 654-JUNO [654-5866]  
(back) Subject: Bethany #2 From: bombarde8@juno.com (Jason D. Comet) Date: Wed, 9 Sep 1998 18:50:05 -0400   I've come up with another just after I sent the last one. Here it is.   GREAT: 8 Principal 8 Rohrflote 4 Octave 4 Harmonic Flute 2 2/3 Octave Quint 2 Octavine Mixture III 8 Trumpet 8 Cromorne (TC) (Ch) Chimes   SWELL: 16 Bourdon 8 Gedeckt 8 Salicional 8 TC Celeste 4 Spitz Principal 2 2/3 Nasard 2 Doublette Plein Jeu II 16 Bassoon 8 Trompette 8 Oboe 4 Hautbois Clarion (not and extension) Tremolo   CHOIR: 8 Bourdon 8 Gemshorn 8 Gemshorn Celeste (TC) 4 Koppelflote 2 Blockflote 1 1/3 Larigot (Flute) 8 Cromorne (TC) Tremolo 8 Trumpet (Gt) Cymbelstern   PEDAL: 32 Untersatz (Elec) 16 Open Wood 16 Bourdon 16 Gedeckt (Sw) 10 2/3 Gedeckt Quint (Sw) 8 Principal (not extension of Gt) 8 Bass Flute (Ext) 8 Gemshorn (Ch) 4 Fifteenth (not extension, from exsisting organ) 16 Trombone (Gt) 16 Fagotto (not from Sw) 8 Trumpet (Gt) 4 Clarion (Gt)   Try This.       Jason Comet bombarde8@juno.com |\ Worship Chairperson, Organ Curator, | \ organist, choir director, director of music, O and janitor at Bethany U.M. Church, Watertown, NY   _____________________________________________________________________ You don't need to buy Internet access to use free Internet e-mail. Get completely free e-mail from Juno at http://www.juno.com Or call Juno at (800) 654-JUNO [654-5866]  
(back) Subject: From: "Emily D. Woods" <sesquialtera@hotmail.com> Date: Wed, 09 Sep 1998 16:50:56 PDT   Okay, here I am again, inquiring about another organist. Does anyone know about Don Marler, the organist/director of music at West End United Methodist Church here in Nashville? I don't even know why I ask, but it's just nice to know something about people before you meet them...   Emily Woods   ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com  
(back) Subject: RTOS Sept. 12 Concert Reminder (X-posted) From: "Kenneth W. Evans" <kevans1@rochester.rr.com> Date: Wed, 09 Sep 1998 19:54:51 -0400   Just a reminder that as a once per season event, the Rochester Theater Organ Society invites you all as FREE guests to our Saturday, September 12th performance of theater pipe organ at its best. Walt Strony will preside over our 4/22 Wurlitzer at the Auditorium Center, 875 East Main Street, Rochester, NY. The console will rise at 8 p.m. All that you have to do is be there and to fill out a slip with your name and address. The rest of the RTOS concerts will be $10 each for non-members.   Details can be found on the RTOS home page at http://theatreorgans.com/rochestr/. If you do not have browsing capabilities, I will give you directions via e-mail. Hope to see you here--what a way to start the fall season with great theater pipe organ entertainment! We have over 2500 seats to fill!   Ken Evans, RTOS Director and webmaster  
(back) Subject: Re: Bethany #2 From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Wed, 09 Sep 1998 19:52:17 -0500   Jason D. Comet wrote: > > I've come up with another just after I sent the last one. Here it is. > > GREAT: > 8 Principal > 8 Rohrflote > 4 Octave > 4 Harmonic Flute > 2 2/3 Octave Quint > 2 Octavine > Mixture III > 8 Trumpet > 8 Cromorne (TC) (Ch) > Chimes > > SWELL: > 16 Bourdon > 8 Gedeckt > 8 Salicional > 8 TC Celeste > 4 Spitz Principal > 2 2/3 Nasard > 2 Doublette > Plein Jeu II > 16 Bassoon > 8 Trompette > 8 Oboe > 4 Hautbois Clarion (not and extension) > Tremolo > > CHOIR: > 8 Bourdon > 8 Gemshorn > 8 Gemshorn Celeste (TC) > 4 Koppelflote > 2 Blockflote > 1 1/3 Larigot (Flute) > 8 Cromorne (TC) > Tremolo > 8 Trumpet (Gt) > Cymbelstern > > PEDAL: > 32 Untersatz (Elec) > 16 Open Wood > 16 Bourdon > 16 Gedeckt (Sw) > 10 2/3 Gedeckt Quint (Sw) > 8 Principal (not extension of Gt) > 8 Bass Flute (Ext) > 8 Gemshorn (Ch) > 4 Fifteenth (not extension, from exsisting organ) > 16 Trombone (Gt) > 16 Fagotto (not from Sw) > 8 Trumpet (Gt) > 4 Clarion (Gt) > > Try This.   I believe you are captured by the "more, more, more" syndrome. Like the real reason we ("we" = U.S.) entered the war of 1812, the reason my friend has a (fully regulated) 3/12 Marr-Colton in an 800 sq. ft. house, the reason a millionaire wants another million, etc... In other words, your plan is swelling, don't let it get as big as the very first stoplist you posted.   Anyway,   Kevin C. :-) kevin1@alaweb.com    
(back) Subject: ACCH organ restoration From: "Jim Lee Jr." <peej@xta.com> Date: Wed, 09 Sep 1998 20:28:24 -0500   Hi there all, Are there any plans to fully restore the ACCH organ to total playability? It would be great to hear a recording of it totally playable. :)   Jim    
(back) Subject: Oklahoma Theater Organ From: usd465@horizon.hit.net (Frank Johnson) Date: Wed, 9 Sep 1998 21:01:36 -0500   "The Coleman Theatre Beautiful" is presenting Jeff Weiler on the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ on Saturday, September 19th at 7:30 PM. Tickets at the door. Having composed some 32 feature film scores, Jeff travels throughout the country, appearing at restored movie palaces, concert halls art centers and churches. He has a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University and has completed course work for the Doctor of Music. He will provide the music for Lon Chaney, Sr.s The Phantom of the Opera.   I've heard this organ and is well worth a long trip to hear it. There is quite a story about how this organ was gone for many years before being returned to it's place of birth....The Coleman Theatre Beautiful. These folks in the small Northeastern Oklahoma town are doing a magnificent job of returning the theater to it's original opulance. For the story and a great web site check out: http://www.coleman.miami.ok.us/   Beleive me it would be worth the trip. Try and get there early enough to tour the theater.   Frank Johnson   Frank R. Johnson (KA0API) Spirit of New Orleans - clarinet/leader http://www.hit.net/~usd465/ 1922 E. 14th Winfield, KS 67156      
(back) Subject: Re: Bethany #2 From: Robert Horton <gemshorn@ukans.edu> Date: Wed, 09 Sep 1998 21:27:20 -0500   At 06:50 PM 9/9/98 -0400, you wrote: >I've come up with another just after I sent the last one. Here it is. I agree with the last comment by Kevin Cartwright, these schemes are getting bigger and bigger, though you've already told us that the sanctuary itself is extremely crowded. Let's go through this and change a few things--brace yourself, your organ's about to shrink...   GREAT 16' Dulciana (facade) 8' Principal 8' Melodia 4' Octave 2' Fifteenth III Mixture   SWELL 8' Gemshorn 8' Stopped Diapason 4' Rohrflute 2' Octavin 8' Trumpet Tremulant   PEDAL 16' Principal 16' Bourdon 8' Octave 4' Spire Flute 16' Bassoon (borrowed stops) 16' Gt. Dulciana 8' Sw. Trumpet   That's it...just eighteen ranks. You've told us already that the sanctuary is very cramped, even to the point of being prohibitively small for a mechanical instrument. APOBA suggests a maximum of 16 ranks for your seating capacity. Just from what you've given us, I have to wonder why you keep driving for a third manual. Lemare once said that a well-appointed 3m is preferable to a scanty 4m, and I think the same principle applies here.   Robert Horton, Organist Rm.970 McCollum Hall, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045 http://www.geocities.com/Vienna/Strasse/1028/index.html   "We have very few churches in this country fit for the performance of Palestrina's music. I know of a jail or two where it would sound wonderfully effective, but there are obvious reasons for not going so far in the pursuit of art." - Horatio Parker, 1920  
(back) Subject: Re: Bethany #2 From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Wed, 09 Sep 1998 21:40:44 -0500   Ooh, ooh, ooh... I like the idea of the 16' string facade, the melodia, and only ONE mixture (that idea I have pushed for a while). But, on an organ this small, why the 16' principal, 16' bourdon, 16' bassoon, and 16' string in one place? Some organist down the line will "have" to use them all at once to see what the audience thinks. What's this one, about a 16 rank machine?? (Unified any, or is is mechanical?) Hopefully Jason knows one can survive with LESS than three manuals...I do every day. I fact, to play something with MORE than two manuals, I have to drive at least 45 minutes............   Robert Horton wrote: > GREAT > 16' Dulciana (facade) > 8' Principal > 8' Melodia > 4' Octave > 2' Fifteenth > III Mixture > > SWELL > 8' Gemshorn > 8' Stopped Diapason > 4' Rohrflute > 2' Octavin > 8' Trumpet > Tremulant > > PEDAL > 16' Principal > 16' Bourdon > 8' Octave > 4' Spire Flute > 16' Bassoon > (borrowed stops) > 16' Gt. Dulciana > 8' Sw. Trumpet    
(back) Subject: Re: Bethany U.M. Church From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Wed, 9 Sep 1998 21:42:49 -0500 (CDT)   At 06:33 PM 9/9/98 -0400, Jason Comet wrote:   >Bruce, YES there IS a church that CANNOT accomodate a Tracker organ.   Not true. You might not ne able to accommodate a very large organ, but if there is room for the *console* of an electronic, there is room for a small tracker organ occupying the same space. When I was last in England just before Christmas I visited the Mander organ works in London, and in the adjoining St. Peter's Church, Bethnal Green, they had set up a little two-manual organ taking up no more floor space -- nor any taller -- than a normal organ console. It had tracker action, four stops on one manual and one -- a Regal -- on the second manual. There admittedly weren't any pedals on this instrument, but it would have been perfectly possible to fit in a 16' Pedal Sordun, if necessary placing it inside the organ bench.   If the instrument is allowed to be just a little taller than a normal console something rather larger becomes possible. The Peter Collins organ in the Music Department at Manchester University, for example, is 5' 6" x 6' 10" x 2' 7" and has the following stops:   MANUAL I:   8' Wood Gedact 4' Rohr Flute 2' Principal   MANUAL II:   4' Metal Gedact 1.1/3' Quinte 8' Regal   PEDAL:   8' Gross Gedact 4' Pommer 16' Dulzian   Now it may well be that your situation requires a larger instrument than this, but you can't tell me there is any building that couldn't accommodate at least a small two-manual-and-pedal tracker organ like this. If there wasn't room for something of this size, there wouldn't be room for an electric-action pipe organ or an electronic either.   John.    
(back) Subject: Re: ACCH organ restoration From: Stanley E Yoder <syoder+@andrew.cmu.edu> Date: Wed, 9 Sep 1998 23:36:55 -0400 (EDT)   Excerpts from mail: 9-Sep-98 ACCH organ restoration by "Jim Lee Jr."@xta.com > Hi there all, > Are there any plans to fully restore the ACCH or > gan to total > playability? It would be great to hear a recording of it totally playable. :) >   There are no doubt many reasons why that may be difficult, improbable, or even impossible. $, for one. Another that I heard or read was that the divisions above the ceiling are in an environment contaminated by asbestos. Abatement (lots more $) would be a pre-requisite to any restorative work. Stan Yoder Pittsburgh  
(back) Subject: Re: Bethany U.M. Church From: GRSCoLVR@aol.com Date: Thu, 10 Sep 1998 00:29:40 EDT   Jason: For those of us who picked up this thread in the middle,,,,could you give us the specification of the instrument that presently resides in your church,,and is playing at this time.? Thanks--   Roc   PS--Do I recall right that the present organ is a C E Morey, and that it is a converted tracker? Please specify the action at present,,,,,,  
(back) Subject: Re: Bethany U.M. Church From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Thu, 10 Sep 1998 00:59:58 -0400 (EDT)     GREAT: 8 Principal 8 =A0 =A0 =A0 Principal 8 =A0 Rohrflote 8 =A0 =A0 Rohrflote 4 =A0 Octave 4 =A0 =A0 Principal 4 =A0 Super Octave 2 =A0 =A0 Octavine =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0Mixture III =A0=A0=A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 Mixture III 8 =A0 Trompete 8=A0 =A0 Trompette (Sw.) I changed the name of the 4' Principal for clarity's sake. Not sure what you are indicating by an Octavine; an Octavin is an harmonic flute. Can't figure why you are so insistent about borrowing the Great reed from the Swell?   SWELL: 8 Gedeckt 8 =A0 =A0 =A0 Gedeckt 8 Viola 4 =A0 =A0 =A0 Spitz Principal 4 Gemshorn 2 2/3 =A0 Nasard 2-2/3 Nasard 1 3/5 =A0 Tierce (Ext) 2 Blockflote=A0=A0 =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 Plein Jeu II 1-3/5 Tierce 8 =A0 =A0 =A0 Oboe Schalmei 16 Dulzian 16 =A0 =A0 Trompette 8 =A0 =A0 Schalmei 8 Trompette I would suggest a string in the swell. The 4 Gemshorn is a little broader (should be!!) than a Spitzprincipal and would work in a more gentle way with the Gedeckt and the Viola, as well as being a good solo stop in the low octave. To complete the cornet the 2' flute should be included and the Tierce should be independent to work optimally. I would suggest lighter reeds on the swell; Dulzian is quite versatile and will complement the Schalmei. CHOIR: 8 =A0 =A0 =A0 Holzgedeckt 8 Gemshorn 8 =A0 =A0 =A0 Spitzflote Gemshorn Celeste (TC) 4 =A0 =A0 =A0 Koppelflote 2 =A0 =A0 =A0 Principal Doublette 1 1/3 =A0 Larigot 8 Krummhorn I think a Choir division needs a solid flute foundation such as a Holzgedeckt, the Spitzflote gives a gentle alternative. The krummhorn is added for color; it a tradeoff is necessary I would delete the Spitzflote rather than the Krummhorn. PEDAL: 32 =A0 =A0 Resulant 16 =A0 =A0 Open Wood 16 =A0 =A0 Bourdon 8 Offenflote 16 =A0 =A0 Gedeckt (Sw) 4 Choral Bass 8=A0 Geigen Principal 16 Fagotto 8 =A0 =A0 =A0 Gedeckt (Sw) 4 Rohrschalmei 4 =A0 =A0 =A0 Geigen Octave 16 =A0 =A0 Trompette (Sw) 8 =A0 =A0 =A0 Trompette (Sw) 4 =A0 =A0 =A0 Trompette (Sw) I still think you need a real pedal organ     >Bruce, YES there IS a church that CANNOT > accomodate a Tracker organ. I won't concede until I've seen the building.   Another alternative would be to make this organ two manual. GREAT 16 Bourdon 8 Principal 8 Rohrflote 8 Spitzflote 4 Octave 4 Koppelflote 2 Super Octave Mixture III 8 Krummhorn   SWELL 8 Gedeckt 8 Viola 8 Viola Celeste 4 Principal 4 Harmonic Flute 2-2/3 Nazard 2 Blockflote 1-3/5 TIerce 1-1/3 Larigot 1 Sifflote 16 Dulzian 8 Trompete Tremulant PEDAL 32 Resultant (1-12 quint 13-32 16') 16 ContraBass 16 Bourdon 8 Offenflote 4 Choral Bass 16 Fagotto 4 Rohrschalmei   ........................bruce cornely........................ o o o o ______________ o o o o o h o o ______________ o o g o o o s o ______________ o a o o   ............. cremona84000@webtv.net ............   Dogs love company. They place it first in their short list of needs. --- J. R. Ackerly    
(back) Subject: Re: Bethany #2 From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Thu, 10 Sep 1998 01:02:55 -0400 (EDT)   One comment about Bethany #2. I would strongly recommend against an Hautbois-Clarion. They are USELESS: Too loud to be an Hautbois and the wrong color for a clarion --- waste 0 money. I have played several organs with 4 Oboe/Hautbois. They do not blend well in chorus either. Bummerbois!   ........................bruce cornely........................ o o o o ______________ o o o o o h o o ______________ o o g o o o s o ______________ o a o o   ............. cremona84000@webtv.net ............   Dogs love company. They place it first in their short list of needs. --- J. R. Ackerly    
(back) Subject: Re: Bethany U.M. Church From: JKVDP@aol.com Date: Thu, 10 Sep 1998 02:00:44 EDT   In a message dated 98-09-09 22:45:38 EDT, you write:   << It had tracker action, four stops on one manual and one -- a Regal -- on the second manual. There admittedly weren't any pedals   NO WONDER KEYBOARDS AND SYNTHESIZERS ARE SO POPULAR WITH CHURCHES! jkvdp  
(back) Subject: RE: ACCH organ restoration From: "Dennis Goward" <dgoward@uswest.net> Date: Wed, 9 Sep 1998 23:14:30 -0700   > There are no doubt many reasons why that may be difficult, improbable, > or even impossible. $, for one. > Another that I heard or read was that the divisions above the > ceiling are in an environment contaminated by asbestos. Abatement (lots > more $) would be a pre-requisite to any restorative work.   Now, in a country where they can spend gazillions of dollars to kill people in a war, and hundreds of thousands of dollars in support of obscene "art" grants, it's a crying shame that money can't be found to restore a true American treasure. No matter what you may think of the organ tonally or musically, you have to admit it is a unique American Organ, and should be preserved, and restored to playable condition.   Isn't there a foundation or something trying to get the funds to restore the organ?   Dennis Goward    
(back) Subject: Season Opener at St. Ignatius - Kent Tritle From: ManderUSA@aol.com Date: Thu, 10 Sep 1998 03:09:40 EDT   Baseball players get recognized for their great achievements in throwing, catching, and hitting balls (big deal!), by being accepted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. If and when there is an Organists' Hall of Fame (hold your breath!), wherever it gets built, Kent Tritle gets my nomination for tonight's stunning recital.   This was an exceptional event. Kent began with a Lubeck Praeludium in C minor, played with a big and fiery registration. It seemed perfectly apt on this large instrument in a big, resonant acoustic. When the piece ended, with a perfectly clear final cadence, there was no applause, which I took as a sign of respect for the mood established, although the vagueries of audience response always mystify me. The Bach Am Wasserflussen babylon (BWV 653), gentle, liquid, luminous, beautifully clear, was, if my theory was correct, sure to also be met with contented silence. However, one person in the audience panicked, convinced that it was a crime against nature that no one was applauding, and so he or she clapped loudly enough to surely damage a hand. That no one followed this lead lent credence to my theory. I, for one, wanted contemplative silence at that moment. The Mendelssohn Sonata I play most and best is No. 2 in C Minor, and when better to judge a performance than when a work is firmly in the fingers and mind? Kent's playing of this work brought me several new ways of looking at this piece, particularly in the Allegro and Fugue. The Reger Introduction and Passacaglia in D minor which ended the first half was big, brash, and bold - totally exciting, and brought the audience to its feet. Intermission followed.   Kent's recitals in the years right after the completion of the organ (April 1993) were mostly of familiar repertoire, as were the early recordings - all of it played with his own particular stamp on it, and therefore of interest despite its familiarity. I recall him once saying that he eventually wanted to seriously explore less familiar works, once he had performed and recorded some of the core repertoire on the instrument. Tonight was the night! I had never heard Pastoral Drone (1984) by George Crumb. It having been a commission for the San Francisco AGO National in 1984, some on this list will have heard the first performance. I think it a great piece, full of interest and beauty. Next, Recit de Tierce en taille by de Grigny, intense and complex ornamentation made clear and lovely. Then, another work I had not heard before: Views from the Oldest House, by Ned Rorem, another AGO Convention commission, this for Washington, DC in 1982. The four movements are: 1) Sunrise on Sunset Hill, 2) Elms, 3) The Nest in Old North Church, and 4) Spires. Then for something completely different, the Andante sostenuto from the Widor Gothique - lush and wonderful, with Harmonic Flutes soaring grandly all over the place, exploring every corner of the resonant building. For a tumultuous ending, the Allegro from the Widor 6th, with the entire crowd practically lunging to its feet at the end. What for an encore? Was it Virgil who often played the Gigue Fugue as an encore. I think Kent may have an equal or better answer, the cheerful fugue of the Toccata, Adagio and . . . Played on a light chorus registration, the music danced all around the building, and again the audience rose to its feet one last time.   There was much excitement on the field and in the bleachers tonight. There were quite a few home runs, and absolutely no foul balls. The crowd, not quite a sell-out, but a really good crowd nonetheless, cheered and clapped enthusiastically. Even in the absence of the beer and hotdogs, this was one of the great games, not soon to be forgotten. End baseball analogy. I'm writing this on the 12:40 a.m. train from Grand Central, so have tiredness as an excuse. But, in fact, the sort of visceral excitement one occasionally finds in the stadium was present tonight, for those of us who love the organ and its music.   Malcolm Wechsler N. P. Mander, Ltd. - U. S. A. www.mander-organs.com