PipeChat Digest #787 - Thursday, April 8, 1999
 
Re: Ralph Kinder - Opus List
  by "rollin smith" <rollinsmithv@worldnet.att.net>
Re: Terry Mueller  --- re John Henderson's Directory
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Re: Easter preludes and postludes
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: Toccata Talk (say it 5 times fast!)
  by "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu>
Re: LeMare's Andantino
  by "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com>
Re: 64' reeds.....
  by "antoni scott" <ascott@epix.net>
Atlantic City Organ CD is available from JAV Recordings!
  by "Joe Vitacco" <jvitacco@interactive.net>
Re: Toccata Talk (say it 5 times fast!)
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com>
Re: Easter preludes and postludes
  by "N Brown" <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
Re: Toccata Talk (say it 5 times fast!)
  by "N Brown" <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
Dubois, et alia
  by "Bud/burgie" <budchris@earthlink.net>
 


(back) Subject: Re: Ralph Kinder - Opus List From: "rollin smith" <rollinsmithv@worldnet.att.net> Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1999 08:34:58 -0400   "...but choose its use carefully since it has a very theatrical/oriental flavor to it."   Considering what's going on in churches today, they should be so lucky as to hear an organ work with such a flavor. At my church it's strictly "Salsa" flavor.   Rollin Smith      
(back) Subject: Re: Terry Mueller --- re John Henderson's Directory From: David Scribner <david@blackiris.com> Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1999 07:52:24 -0500   John Henderson's Directory can be purchased from the OHS. It's list price is $69.95, but there is a Special Price for a Limited Time in the 1999 OHS Catalogue of $49.00. You can email them for more information at mailto:catalog@organsociety,org   David     >Would anyone who has access to the bibliographical information about John >Henderson's A Directory of Composers for Organ please e-mail me the >publisher and year of publication to me at the following address: > > flcg1018@mails.fju.edu.tw > > >Thanks very much. > > >Morton Belcher >fellow pipechat list member  
(back) Subject: Re: Easter preludes and postludes From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1999 09:32:08 -0400 (EDT)   >doesn't anyone improvise...? I do and did, simply listing "Easter Alleluias" - improvisation" as the postlude. It was great fun and I got to play two completely different postludes without having to practice. Can't beat that with a conducting stick!! The brass quintet played the prelude (2nd best to improvising!)   bruce cornely cremona84000@webtv.net   J'embrasse mon chien sur la bouche! --from a sweatshirt (in preparation for OHS Montreal)    
(back) Subject: Re: Toccata Talk (say it 5 times fast!) From: Randolph Runyon <runyonr@muohio.edu> Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1999 11:19:06 -0400   >For N Brown, in answer to his query: > >Dubois' Toccata is a real barn-burner (about 7-8 minutes long, with an ABA >structure) - lots of fun. If you need ordering info, I can look it up at >the church for you - let me know. It's also found in one of the Bish >books. > >Glenda Sutton > Doesn't (old yellow) Schirmer still publish it? I have it in a collection of theirs of Dubois' music.   Professor Randolph Paul Runyon Dept. of French, Miami University Oxford, OH 45056 runyonr@muohio.edu      
(back) Subject: Re: LeMare's Andantino From: "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com> Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1999 15:33:34 -0400   One excellent recording of this work is Fred Hohman playing the Aeolian-Skinner organ at the Church of the Epiphany, Washington, DC -- Pro Organo CD 7007. The title is ``Lemare Affair'' and includes the Sonata No. 1 in F, Op. 95; Concertstuck in the form of a Tarantella, Op. 90; Fantasia and Fugue in E, Op. 99; Concertstuck in the form of a Polonaise, Op. 80; Toccata and Fugue in d minor, Op. 98; Lullaby, Op. 81; Bell Scherzo, Op. 89; Andantino in D-Flat (1888); and Rondo Capriccio, Op. 64   There is also a Volume II of Lemare's Music with Fred Hohman - both available through OHS.   Bonnie Beth Derby Producer & Host ``Orgelwerke'' & ``Choral Traditions'' WCNY-FM, 91.3; Syracuse; WUNY-FM, 89.5, Utica; WJNY-FM, 90.9, Watertown Organist, First Church of Christ, Scientist, Syracuse orge@dreamscape.com   ---------- > From: MickBerg@aol.com > Subject: LeMare's Andantino > Date: Wednesday, April 07, 1999 1:44 AM > > 1 Can anyone tell me where to get the sheet music and a good recording of   > E.H. LeMare's "Andantino in D-flat" (later to become "Moonlight and Roses"?) > > Thanks in advance, Mick Berg.    
(back) Subject: Re: 64' reeds..... From: antoni scott <ascott@epix.net> Date: Wed, 07 Apr 1999 17:19:05 -0400   M A X I M A wrote: > > Dear Antoni, > > Charles forwarded your message about 64-foot stops, as I am not subscribed > to PIPORG. Here's my reply on the subject. Please feel free to forward it > to PIPORG, if you wish. > > ATB, > S. > > Toni Scott is quite correct, there are only two organs in the world with > full-length 64-foot stops. The Town Hall, Sydney, Australia has a 64-foot > Contra Trombone and the the Main Auditorium instrument in the Convention > hall, Atlantic City, U.S.A. has a 64-foot Diaphone-Dulzian. > > At the Convention Hall there was a great deal of debate about whether this > profound stop should be a diaphone or a reed, both were tested and the > latter was found to be more satisfactory in terms of sheer weight. > Therefore, the stops lowest 22 notes (CCCCC-AAAA) are composed of Diaphone > pipes and the remaining 63 are reeds. And, yes, the 'break' (from reed to > diaphone) is quite undetectable. > > In my opinion, the stop should be thought of as a 64-foot reed which, > coincidentally, happens to have diaphone pipes in its lowest notes. Indeed, > if the Diaphone Profunda stop-key had never been installed on the console, > the stop probably would be thought of in this way. In organs of more > moderate size, diaphone pipes in the bass of a 32 or 16-foot stop would be > of little interest to the organ fraternity and would go unnoticed by people > who were not familiar with the instrument. It is only the fame of the > Auditorium organ and the unusual length of the stop that has drawn attention > to its diaphone pipes. > > Toni is also correct in that, at one time, the possibility of obtaining both > diaphone and reed tone from one pipe was explored. To the best of my > knowledge, there were two experiments aimed at achieving this, neither was a > success. In the first, a special shallot had a diaphone valve on one side > and a reed tongue on the other. In the second, two boots (one diaphone, one > reed) were connected to a single resonator. There is also a suggestion that > *three* 64-foot tones were explored (involving the dual-tone shallot and a > separate reed boot, again both boots being connected to one resonator). > > The console was completed before the decision about the 64-foot's tone had > been taken. Had it been constructed later, I'm pretty sure that the 64-foot > diaphone stop-key would have been omitted (the console was built at the time > when the dual-tone mechanism was to provide a 'straight' 64-foot diaphone > (32-notes) *and* a reed unit (from 64-foot upwards)). > > A last point which perhaps proves that the stop should be thought of as a > reed, rather than as a diaphone... The instrument was originally to have two > full-length 64-foot stops, a diaphone in the Pedal Right department and a > reed (Dulzian) in the Pedal Left. The Diaphone was deleted when the scheme > was revised, leaving just the reed. This was then moved from the Pedal Left > to the Pedal Right, but it retained its original stop number, 17. It is for > this reason that the Pedal Right stops are numbered 1-10 and 17, and the > Pedal Left's are 11-16, 18-20, and 320. > > As I said previously, the 64-foot is a reed which just happens to have > diaphone pipes for its lowest notes. > > As ever, > Stephen D. Smith  
(back) Subject: Atlantic City Organ CD is available from JAV Recordings! From: jvitacco@interactive.net (Joe Vitacco) Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1999 17:25:15 -0400   <<www.greatorgancds.com>> now has in stock the new CD of this huge pipe organ.   I have greatly enjoyed listening to my copy. This is a must have for every organ lover.   It has demonstration of the 100-inch wind Tuba Imperial and Grand Ophicleide as well as the 64 - foot DIAPHONE   Recordings of the Wanamaker organ are also in stock along with JAV's Modern Day "King of Instruments Series" picking up where Aeolian-Skinner left off.     Joe Vitacco <www.greatorgancds.com>      
(back) Subject: Re: Toccata Talk (say it 5 times fast!) From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1999 19:37:11 -0500   > Doesn't (old yellow) Schirmer still publish it? I have it in a collection > of theirs of Dubois' music. > > Professor Randolph Paul Runyon > Dept. of French, Miami University > Oxford, OH 45056 > runyonr@muohio.edu   I dunno, Randy - the last time I tried to order it, all that could be found in print was a Masters' edition.   Glenda Sutton      
(back) Subject: Re: Easter preludes and postludes From: Innkawgneeto@webtv.net (N Brown) Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1999 23:57:35 -0400 (EDT)   Dear Bart, Yes, I improvise all the time, and I do mean ALL the time. But on Easter, I like to tickle the ears of my parishioners with something they have come to expect. -- Neil Brown    
(back) Subject: Re: Toccata Talk (say it 5 times fast!) From: Innkawgneeto@webtv.net (N Brown) Date: Thu, 8 Apr 1999 00:01:52 -0400 (EDT)   Thank you, Glenda, that would be kind of you. It's high time for me to learn another barn burner.   Neil Brown Barnegat, NJ USA    
(back) Subject: Dubois, et alia From: Bud/burgie <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Wed, 07 Apr 1999 21:43:11 -0700   A general comment: I finally broke down and bought the original French editions of Dubois, Boellmann, etc. ... expensive, but well worth it, mainly because the old Schirmer edition registrations bear little resemblance to the originals, and, being French, that can change the whole complexion of the piece.   I well remember the first time I heard the Dubois Seven Last Words in the original Latin with orchestra ... it becomes a completely different piece! Same principle applies to the organ works, IMHO.   Cheers,   Bud