PipeChat Digest #523 - Thursday, September 17, 1998
Re: A place for the Theatre Organ Enthusiast
  by "S LaManna" <slamanna@hotmail.com>
Re: for thater folk only
  by "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@ameritech.net>
Re: Web Pages Please!
  by "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@ameritech.net>
Re: A place for the Theatre Organ Enthusiast back
  by "Ralph Martin" <rmartinjr@email.msn.com>
Re: A place for the Theatre Organ Enthusiast back reply
  by "pianoman" <pianoman@inlink.com>
  by "Ralph Martin" <rmartinjr@email.msn.com>
upside down intro
  by "Ralph Martin" <rmartinjr@email.msn.com>
theatreorg-l (?) it may happen!
  by "Sean Haley" <newgershwin@hotmail.com>
Shrine news (VERY important...)
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
1907 D. W. Karn Opus List online
  by "Nelson and Tracy Denton" <ndenton434@bigwave.ca>
Mal McInnes Dies (CROSS POSTED)
  by "Brian Pearson" <bpearson@adelaide.on.net>

(back) Subject: Re: A place for the Theatre Organ Enthusiast From: "S LaManna" <slamanna@hotmail.com> Date: Wed, 16 Sep 1998 04:25:41 PDT   Sounds like a good list....   Count me in if it flies.   Steve LaManna   ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com  
(back) Subject: Re: for thater folk only From: "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@ameritech.net> Date: Wed, 16 Sep 1998 12:38:27 -0500   Ralph Martin wrote: > > List > Is anyone interested in some of the arranging techniques used by the late > Jesse Crawford   I'm interested...lets hear more   regards,   Jon  
(back) Subject: Re: Web Pages Please! From: "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@ameritech.net> Date: Wed, 16 Sep 1998 12:43:06 -0500   Jason D. Comet wrote: > > I'm going to surf the web at school during my study halls. I was > wondering if anybody had a list of web page addresses that I could check > out. (Organ Related) > Theatre Organ Home page has lots of links...also Marion Flint's Pipes and Personalities (linked for Theatre Organ home page) offers more links   Check Theatre Organ home page at http://www.theatreorgans.com   Happy Hunting,   Jon C. Habermaas  
(back) Subject: Re: A place for the Theatre Organ Enthusiast back From: "Ralph Martin" <rmartinjr@email.msn.com> Date: Wed, 16 Sep 1998 14:16:00 -0400   Hi Tom Meet a kindred soul. I feel the same way.   Ralph        
(back) Subject: Re: A place for the Theatre Organ Enthusiast back reply From: "pianoman" <pianoman@inlink.com> Date: Wed, 16 Sep 1998 13:50:21 -0500   Hi Bruce, I would agree that before 1962 I was indeed incompetent in piano service and after June 14,1962 I began my long journey up to, and at, competency level hopefully. We all have to start from scratch sometime. As I have gotten older, my idea of competency keeps getting raised and I guess that is good. Thanks for the post. James Grebe R.P.T. of the P.T.G. St. Louis, MO. Competent Service since 1962 Do what is right and do no harm Creator of Handsome Hardwood Caster Cups and Practical Piano Periphera= ls   pianoman@inlink.com =20   ---------- > From: bruce cornely <cremona84000@webtv.net> > To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Subject: Re: A place for the Theatre Organ Enthusiast back > Date: Tuesday, September 15, 1998 11:01 PM >=20 >=20 > >James Grebe > >R.P.T. of the P.T.G.=20 > >=A0 St. Louis, MO. > >Competent Service since 1962=20 > =A0 > Just curious...... were you incompetent before 1962??? 8-D hehehe >=20 > .......................bruce cornely........................ > o o o o ______________ o o o o=20 > o h o o ______________ o o g o > o o s o ______________ o a o o =20 >=20 > ............ cremona84000@webtv.net ............ >=20 >=20 > I'd be happy to have my biography be the stories of my dogs. To me, to > live without dogs would mean accepting a form of blindness. --Thomas > McGuane=20 >=20 >=20 > "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: fingering From: "Ralph Martin" <rmartinjr@email.msn.com> Date: Wed, 16 Sep 1998 14:57:35 -0400   Hi Roger, et al There is really no "wrong" fingering in this case. Decsending from "C" as in our previous example, I use 3-2-1-1-2-3-4-1-2-3-1-2-3.   Whatever works for you that you can accomplish smoothly.   Ralph Martin        
(back) Subject: upside down intro From: "Ralph Martin" <rmartinjr@email.msn.com> Date: Wed, 16 Sep 1998 15:33:54 -0400   List Here's a device of Jesse's (or really Schillinger's)...the upside down intro.   Let's take Jesse's arrangement of Deep Purple where he actually used it: The melody is (in F) C-D-c-C-d-Eb-C-C#-D-G-Bb-d-c (the lower case letters to imply the next octave higher)   Begin on the high "c" and go DOWN a whole tone because the original melody went up a whole tone. Next drop to "C" below because the original melody went UP to "c".. Next, go back to "c". Next drop to Bb because our melody went up a whole tone to D . Proceed in this fashion always moving your intro in the same intervals as your melody but in an opposite direction. When you are finished, you intro should be" c-Bb-C-c-Bb-A-c-B-Bb-F-D-Bb-C. Now you can harmonize your intro in any fashion your ear dictates. Jesse used a lot of voice-lead dominant 9ths and his intro was no exception in this case.   The foregoing is but one of many ways to compose an intro. Others will be mentioned as we go along. Boy!...this would sure be easier in person, illustrated on a blackboard .   Hope you've understood what I've written. If not....questions are OK   Ralph Martin.        
(back) Subject: theatreorg-l (?) it may happen! From: "Sean Haley" <newgershwin@hotmail.com> Date: Wed, 16 Sep 1998 18:57:14 PDT   Hello List, and of course all them theatre organ people out there.   I must give a big THANK YOU to everyone that has responded to my postings. I have been receiving a lot of replies IN FAVOR of a list for all the theatre organ people out there. With any luck a list and/or chat may well be on it's way. I am trying to work things out with Jerrell Kautz of THEATREORGANS.COM to see if we can get something going. He is a wonderful person and has been more help than you can imagine. Be aware that NOTHING has be "set in stone" regarding this potentially new list just yet. There are many, many, details that need to be worked out to ensure the longevity and the welfare of this list. To quickly address some questions I have received. I know I probably should have e-mailed these directly to those asking the questions but I decided that all could benefit from this. This list (should it be formed) would be primarily for the use of those wishing to talk about anything related to the theatre organ. That includes maintenance, electronic theatre organs, music, playing styles, concerts and anything else pertaining to the theatre organ. Because there are so many other lists that fulfill the needs of the "organ" in general, I would like to keep this strictly for theatre organ (and related) discussion. Should we find ourselves needing to talk about more than that, I would be willing to be a little more flexible as long as it stays on the topic of organs. But I don't think that there will be any problems. As always TELL YOUR FRIENDS about this. The more people we get interested the more fun and rewarding this may be. I have more people to spread the news to. And if you have ANY questiones, feel free to contact me. STAY TUNED FOR FUTURE NEWS!!!! _____ | | Sean M. Haley / NWOrganer | | Organist,Pianist,Composer,Piano Tech. () ()..<newgershwin@hotmail.com>...........() () .............................................| | .............................................|___|     ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com  
(back) Subject: Shrine news (VERY important...) From: ScottFop@aol.com Date: Wed, 16 Sep 1998 23:28:47 EDT   We just received the word tonight via a telephone call from the office of Cardinal Maida of the Archdiocese of Detroit that the American Conference of Bishops has now officially designated our church as The National Shrine of the Little Flower.   This is very big news for us and we are so very excited and feel richly blest.   At daily mass in the morning- I will be playing the first Liturgy in the new National Shrine!   Scott F. Foppiano, Director of Music and Liturgical Coordinator National Shrine of the Little Flower, Royal Oak, MI  
(back) Subject: 1907 D. W. Karn Opus List online From: Nelson and Tracy Denton <ndenton434@bigwave.ca> Date: Thu, 17 Sep 1998 00:05:41 -0400     Hi all.   I think I've got at least one page up and runing of the D.W. Karn catalogue from 1907. I will write a proper webpage for easier access asap. But I promised that I'd show you what i've got so bear with me.     D. W. Karn was one of the largest builders of pianos, reed organs and pipe organs in Canada at the turn of the century.   I've been scanning in the catalogue to my CMIH website.   http://www.freeyellow.com/members4/cmih/page3.html   The Opus list is from 1898 to 1907 or thereabouts. This represents about 1/2 of the Karn Pipe Organs built. The company went on to be later known as - ( among other names) Karn-Warren, Karn-Morris, Warren and Sons, Woodstock Pipe Organ Builders etc.   Dennis Karn was the mayor of Woodstock Ontario for many years. With his retirement from the company about 1910 things went sadly downhill. The company employed 240 workers at the turn of the century.   The pictures are very large high resolution jpg. format 150k to 250k they may take a while to download and may require some "pan and scroll" to view them with some browsers.   I will make some low resolution pics as well for those with slow browsers.   More pages from the catalogue can be found @ ( cross your fingers that they are readable.)   http://www.freeyellow.com/members4/cmih/karn1.JPG http://www.freeyellow.com/members4/cmih/karn2.JPG http://www.freeyellow.com/members4/cmih/karn3.JPG http://www.freeyellow.com/members4/cmih/karn4.JPG http://www.freeyellow.com/members4/cmih/karn5.JPG http://www.freeyellow.com/members4/cmih/karn6.JPG http://www.freeyellow.com/members4/cmih/karn7.JPG http://www.freeyellow.com/members4/cmih/karn8.JPG http://www.freeyellow.com/members4/cmih/karn9.JPG http://www.freeyellow.com/members4/cmih/karn10.JPG http://www.freeyellow.com/members4/cmih/karn11.JPG http://www.freeyellow.com/members4/cmih/karn12.JPG http://www.freeyellow.com/members4/cmih/karn13.JPG           - Nelson E. Denton --- The Pipe Organ Tracker Project, The worlds largest collection of organ related links - http://www.freeyellow.com/members/radentonson & C.M.I.H. http://www.freeyellow.com/members4/cmih      
(back) Subject: Mal McInnes Dies (CROSS POSTED) From: bpearson@adelaide.on.net (Brian Pearson) Date: Thu, 17 Sep 1998 16:03:19 +0930   Theatre Organ lovers throughout Australia have been shocked and saddened by the sudden death of Mal McInnes who for some seventeen years conducted a very successful FM radio programme featuring the music of the Theatre Organ and news and interviews about them in his home city of Perth, Western Australia.   He had just entered his brother's house last Saturday full of happy news about the programme that he had broadcast that morning when he had a massive first heart attack and died within a very short time.   Mal is a South Australian by birth, and was known and popular in every state division of TOSA - perhaps particularly here in Adelaide - as well as being a most valued member of the Australia Felix Chapter of ATOS. He played a Baldwin Cinema II at home, and was a close friend of England's famous theatre organist Hubert Selby when Hubert retired to live in Western Australia, as well as John Fuhrmann who is the owner of the enlarged Wurlitzer which originally graced Perth's Regent/Metro Theatre.   To say that we will miss Mal's cheery company, his inimitable mis-spelled e-mails, and his frequent telephone calls will be an understatement. Would that all men were so loved by all who knew them.   Sadly, Brian Pearson President, Australia Felix Chapter, ATOS.