PipeChat Digest #788 - Friday, April 9, 1999
 
Re: Dubois, et alia
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com>
Hail Gladdening Light by C.S. Lang
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
In search of Peter Allwood, Christ Hospital, London
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
Re: In search of Peter Allwood, Christ Hospital, London
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
Re: Atlantic City Organ CD
  by "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@ameritech.net>
My pipe organ to be on TV!
  by "Elders, Craig" <c.elders@TCU.EDU>
Re: My pipe organ to be on TV!
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
Re: My pipe organ to be on TV!
  by "Jerry" <aqne@waveinter.com>
Re: My pipe organ to be on TV!
  by "Steven Margison" <steve@organman.com>
Re: My pipe organ to be on TV!
  by "S LaManna" <slamanna@hotmail.com>
Re: My pipe organ to be on TV-response to Craig Elders
  by <GRSCoLVR@aol.com>
Re: My pipe organ to be on TV!
  by <DEMPAR1@aol.com>
Re: Dubois, et alia
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: Easter preludes and postludes
  by <DudelK@aol.com>
Re: In search of Peter Allwood, Christ Hospital, London
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com>
Re: Easter preludes and postludes
  by <Afreed0904@aol.com>
 


(back) Subject: Re: Dubois, et alia From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Thu, 08 Apr 1999 06:38:00 -0500   Bud/burgie wrote: > > 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.   While I am not one of the world's great organists and some of the pieces you mention like the toccata from Boellmann's Gothic Suite are way beyond my capabilities, I do play quite a lot of eighteenth-century English organ music and have found very much the same thing to be true there. Lately I have been trying as far as possible to use only photocopies or facsimile editions of the original eighteenth-century editions of Stanley, Walond, etc. I have even taken the trouble to learn a little alto clef to facilitate this. My impression is that the way the music is laid out, how things are divided between the left and right hands, where the clef changes, where the page turns are, and so on, affects the way one interprets the piece a lot more than most people probably realize. For some reason I seem much more satisfied with my performance when I play from the original editions.   John Speller  
(back) Subject: Hail Gladdening Light by C.S. Lang From: ScottFop@aol.com Date: Thu, 8 Apr 1999 10:30:32 EDT   I'll try this again....   We are trying to locate a set of, for purchase, or a single copy of "Hail Gladdening Light," Opus 28 by Craig Sellar Lang.   Previously I asked on the list and got only a couple of responses, both of which turned out to be dead ends. If anyone, anywhere, has any knowledge of this piece and how I might acquire it, please contact me. Our music department really wants to perform this grand scale anthem for an extremely important and significant upcoming feast day in the early fall.   Thank you so much.   Scott F. Foppiano, Director of Music and Liturgical Coordination National Shrine of the Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan  
(back) Subject: In search of Peter Allwood, Christ Hospital, London From: ScottFop@aol.com Date: Thu, 8 Apr 1999 10:35:49 EDT   I am trying to locate and contact Mr. peter Allwood, Master of the Choristers at Christ's Hospital in London, England. If anyone has any information at all regarding how I might reach this gentleman, address and/or telephone number, please forward that information to me as soon as possible.   Thank you very much!   Scott F. Foppiano, Director of Music and Liturgical Coordination National Shrine of the Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan  
(back) Subject: Re: In search of Peter Allwood, Christ Hospital, London From: DRAWKNOB@aol.com Date: Thu, 8 Apr 1999 13:03:16 EDT   In a message dated 4/8/99 9:37:22 AM Central Daylight Time, ScottFop@aol.com writes:   << I am trying to locate and contact Mr. peter Allwood, Master of the Choristers at Christ's Hospital in London, England. If anyone has any information at all regarding how I might reach this gentleman, address and/or telephone number, please forward that information to me as soon as possible. >>   Dear Scott,   You may wish to contact either John Hosking (Organ Scholar) or Martin Baker (Acting Organist/Master of the Choristers) both of Westminster Abbey. I know them both and they are very nice guys. I'm sure they could be of assistance to you. They may be E-mailed at: music@westminster-abbey.org   If you have not seen the Abbey's excellent web page it's URL is below: http://www.westminster-abbey.org   Good luck!   John Gambill Organist/Choirmaster Oak Cliff Lutheran Church Dallas, Texas  
(back) Subject: Re: Atlantic City Organ CD From: "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@ameritech.net> Date: Thu, 08 Apr 1999 13:07:52 -0500   David Scribner wrote:   > The information about this CD and how to purchase it can be found on the > Atlantic City Cenvention Hall Organ Society's web site at > http://www.acchos.org > > David   Hi David,   Followed you suggestion and found lots of technical information on who mastered the recording etc, etc, but scant or little info on who played the organ.   jc  
(back) Subject: My pipe organ to be on TV! From: "Elders, Craig" <c.elders@TCU.EDU> Date: Thu, 08 Apr 1999 14:26:03 -0500   Good Friday-eve to all.   Last week I had a TV crew spend 6 hours in my home. It was an exciting day, especially since I had about 30 hours notice that they were coming. I was in a panic to remove the saw horses, miles of wire, driver boards, and piles of "stuff" before they arrived. (I don't know how long you would need to clean house for it to be shown on TV!)   Here in Texas, and I believe in some surrounding states and cities, there is a weekly TV show called Texas Country Reporter with Bob Phillips. They decided, at the last minute, that they wanted me and my pipe organ for the final show of the season. They wanted to come to get some "work in progress" and will return the second week of May to tape the second half. At that point it should be playing. (Now, that sounds like I have a real deadline!) The wind is on and I just finished wiring all the driver boards. I hope that in the next 4 weeks I can get the console part of the relay finished, and have the organ tuned and playing by then. (I have 21 of the 23 ranks playing now.) I have explained to them that the sound of the organ will NOT be what the organ WILL sound like after voicing and regulation. (Plus, I don't know what it might sound like over the TV, anyway.) So, this is what they have planned. I am most honored and proud that they wanted to show what I have built. They had received letters from people that have seen it and had seen a write up in the paper last fall. (Where were those people when I need help cleaning my house?)   It was quiet an experience to see the production. All the lights on stands, reflectors, cables, cameras, etc. all over the place. At times they used colored "plastic" over lights at different places to cast some color here and there. They shot from every angle and then some. I had opened up a chest so all the valves and wires could be seen. I thought I was ready to answer questions and talk about the "pipe organ", and I did. But, there were as many questions as to Why would someone want to build a pipe organ in a home? Why not an electronic substitute? What does it take to build a pipe organ? Where does someone get all the "stuff" to build a pipe organ? What type of person would build a pipe organ? What types of skills are required. These were not as easy to answer.   Then over the weekend I woke up thinking about what will I play to "show" it off. With all the organ building the last few years, my practicing and playing have been next to nothing - just waiting 'till the day I can play and practice in my living room. So I guess I need to get out some music and start practicing. All this work and attention to hear chop-sticks just will not cut it. Last summer I "blew" out the dust on a new pipe organ for a church. I worked up Vierne's Symphony I, Widor V, and some Bach. So those might have to get refreshed again. As always, all we ever need is some more time!   Thanks for listening. I'll send out another note when the show is sheduled to air - in case anyone in this area might like to see my pipe organ in my home.   Have a good rest of the week,   Craig Elders Fort Worth, Texas  
(back) Subject: Re: My pipe organ to be on TV! From: DRAWKNOB@aol.com Date: Thu, 8 Apr 1999 15:43:14 EDT   In a message dated 4/8/99 2:27:48 PM Central Daylight Time, c.elders@TCU.EDU writes:   << Thanks for listening. I'll send out another note when the show is sheduled to air - in case anyone in this area might like to see my pipe organ in my home. >>   I'm very interested in seeing it. Keep me informed.   John Dallas  
(back) Subject: Re: My pipe organ to be on TV! From: Jerry <aqne@waveinter.com> Date: Thu, 08 Apr 1999 15:39:52 -0400   Craig;   why not run off a few video tapes of the program - I'm sure sure some of us would cough up a few bucks. I think you have had an exciting event, good luck with the rest.   Jerry Riddle   "Elders, Craig" wrote:   > Good Friday-eve to all. > > Last week I had a TV crew spend 6 hours in my home. It was an exciting day, > especially since I had about 30 hours notice that they were coming. I was > in a panic to remove the saw horses, miles of wire, driver boards, and piles > of "stuff" before they arrived. (I don't know how long you would need to > clean house for it to be shown on TV!) > > Here in Texas, and I believe in some surrounding states and cities, there is > a weekly TV show called Texas Country Reporter with Bob Phillips. They > decided, at the last minute, that they wanted me and my pipe organ for the > final show of the season. They wanted to come to get some "work in progress" > and will return the second week of May to tape the second half. At that > point it should be playing. (Now, that sounds like I have a real deadline!) > The wind is on and I just finished wiring all the driver boards. I hope > that in the next 4 weeks I can get the console part of the relay finished, > and have the organ tuned and playing by then. (I have 21 of the 23 ranks > playing now.) I have explained to them that the sound of the organ will NOT > be what the organ WILL sound like after voicing and regulation. (Plus, I > don't know what it might sound like over the TV, anyway.) So, this is what > they have planned. I am most honored and proud that they wanted to show > what I have built. They had received letters from people that have seen it > and had seen a write up in the paper last fall. (Where were those people > when I need help cleaning my house?) > > It was quiet an experience to see the production. All the lights on stands, > reflectors, cables, cameras, etc. all over the place. At times they used > colored "plastic" over lights at different places to cast some color here > and there. They shot from every angle and then some. I had opened up a > chest so all the valves and wires could be seen. I thought I was ready to > answer questions and talk about the "pipe organ", and I did. But, there > were as many questions as to Why would someone want to build a pipe organ in > a home? Why not an electronic substitute? What does it take to build a pipe > organ? Where does someone get all the "stuff" to build a pipe organ? What > type of person would build a pipe organ? What types of skills are required. > These were not as easy to answer. > > Then over the weekend I woke up thinking about what will I play to "show" it > off. With all the organ building the last few years, my practicing and > playing have been next to nothing - just waiting 'till the day I can play > and practice in my living room. So I guess I need to get out some music and > start practicing. All this work and attention to hear chop-sticks just will > not cut it. Last summer I "blew" out the dust on a new pipe organ for a > church. I worked up Vierne's Symphony I, Widor V, and some Bach. So those > might have to get refreshed again. As always, all we ever need is some more > time! > > Thanks for listening. I'll send out another note when the show is sheduled > to air - in case anyone in this area might like to see my pipe organ in my > home. > > Have a good rest of the week, > > Craig Elders > Fort Worth, Texas > > "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: My pipe organ to be on TV! From: "Steven Margison" <steve@organman.com> Date: Thu, 08 Apr 1999 14:52:38 -0500   I would absolutely be interested in purchasing a copy of the tape -- it probably will not air in the Chicago area. BTW, the "colored" stuff over the lights is called "gel", short for gelatin. Initially, many years ago for live stage work, the material was literally colored horsehide glue made in extremely thin sheets. It was subject to moisture, and darker colors (like deep blues) would fade to clear sometimes in a single performance of a play. In later years (50's-60's) plastic versions of the material came out, which were far more durable. Gradually the gelatin phased out by the end of the 70's. But the name stuck -- it is still called "gel" in the slang of the theatre. More useless trivia for your already overworked brain!   *********** REPLY SEPARATOR ***********   On 4/8/99, at 3:39 PM, Jerry wrote:   >Craig; > >why not run off a few video tapes of the program - I'm sure sure some of us >would cough up a few bucks. I think you have had an exciting event, good luck >with the rest. > >Jerry Riddle > >"Elders, Craig" wrote: > >> Good Friday-eve to all. >> >> Last week I had a TV crew spend 6 hours in my home. It was an exciting day, >> especially since I had about 30 hours notice that they were coming. I was >> in a panic to remove the saw horses, miles of wire, driver boards, and piles >> of "stuff" before they arrived. (I don't know how long you would need to >> clean house for it to be shown on TV!) >> >> Here in Texas, and I believe in some surrounding states and cities, there is >> a weekly TV show called Texas Country Reporter with Bob Phillips. They >> decided, at the last minute, that they wanted me and my pipe organ for the >> final show of the season. They wanted to come to get some "work in progress" >> and will return the second week of May to tape the second half. At that >> point it should be playing. (Now, that sounds like I have a real deadline!) >> The wind is on and I just finished wiring all the driver boards. I hope >> that in the next 4 weeks I can get the console part of the relay finished, >> and have the organ tuned and playing by then. (I have 21 of the 23 ranks >> playing now.) I have explained to them that the sound of the organ will NOT >> be what the organ WILL sound like after voicing and regulation. (Plus, I >> don't know what it might sound like over the TV, anyway.) So, this is what >> they have planned. I am most honored and proud that they wanted to show >> what I have built. They had received letters from people that have seen it >> and had seen a write up in the paper last fall. (Where were those people >> when I need help cleaning my house?) >> >> It was quiet an experience to see the production. All the lights on stands, >> reflectors, cables, cameras, etc. all over the place. At times they used >> colored "plastic" over lights at different places to cast some color here >> and there. They shot from every angle and then some. I had opened up a >> chest so all the valves and wires could be seen. I thought I was ready to >> answer questions and talk about the "pipe organ", and I did. But, there >> were as many questions as to Why would someone want to build a pipe organ in >> a home? Why not an electronic substitute? What does it take to build a pipe >> organ? Where does someone get all the "stuff" to build a pipe organ? What >> type of person would build a pipe organ? What types of skills are required. >> These were not as easy to answer. >> >> Then over the weekend I woke up thinking about what will I play to "show" it >> off. With all the organ building the last few years, my practicing and >> playing have been next to nothing - just waiting 'till the day I can play >> and practice in my living room. So I guess I need to get out some music and >> start practicing. All this work and attention to hear chop-sticks just will >> not cut it. Last summer I "blew" out the dust on a new pipe organ for a >> church. I worked up Vierne's Symphony I, Widor V, and some Bach. So those >> might have to get refreshed again. As always, all we ever need is some more >> time! >> >> Thanks for listening. I'll send out another note when the show is sheduled >> to air - in case anyone in this area might like to see my pipe organ in my >> home. >> >> Have a good rest of the week, >> >> Craig Elders >> Fort Worth, Texas >> >> "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 > > >"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   |===================== Steve Margison =====================| | Organs, Theatres, Woodworking, Lots more at my WebSite: | | www.organman.com | | A "Family Friendly" Website | |==========================================================|    
(back) Subject: Re: My pipe organ to be on TV! From: "S LaManna" <slamanna@hotmail.com> Date: Thu, 08 Apr 1999 13:01:10 PDT   YOU GO FORT WORTH!!!!   Steve   _______________________________________________________________ Get Free Email and Do More On The Web. Visit http://www.msn.com  
(back) Subject: Re: My pipe organ to be on TV-response to Craig Elders From: GRSCoLVR@aol.com Date: Thu, 8 Apr 1999 16:19:52 EDT   Hi Craig....You bet! I would love to see that "production" but I know it wont be shown in the Zoo Joisey area,,so how about a few videos...I would be glad to pay the associated costs to have such a video on hand! Congrats on the work accomplished, and best of luck on the work yet to do! I am sure you will be very satisfied with the end result!   Cheers, ---Roc  
(back) Subject: Re: My pipe organ to be on TV! From: DEMPAR1@aol.com Date: Thu, 8 Apr 1999 16:27:28 EDT   I would like a copy of the video of your home organ if it becomes available. Let me know what the cost will be as soon as you know.  
(back) Subject: Re: Dubois, et alia From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Thu, 8 Apr 1999 21:24:50 -0400 (EDT)   >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. Well, don't just sit there twiddling your drawbars, share man, share!! I'd be especially interested in teh Boellmann "Suite Gothique" registrations.   bruce cornely cremona84000@webtv.net   J'embrasse mon chien sur la bouche! --from a sweatshirt (in preparation for OHS Montreal)    
(back) Subject: Re: Easter preludes and postludes From: DudelK@aol.com Date: Thu, 8 Apr 1999 22:50:02 EDT   In a message dated 99-04-06 20:05:20 EDT, you write:   << My thought was, doesn¹t anyone improvise anymore? Think of all the great plainchant melodies for Easter you could play with. You can be sure this is what Widor, Vierne, Franck, etc. did, as well as the current stable of French organists. >> I know people who do improvise, but it seems there aren't a lot of organists who can improvise with any great degree of skill.   I never encountered the Widor on Easter until I got to Washington. At the cathedral they do it with brass and tymps as the prelude. It's always a thrill and gets everyone revved up. I suspect that is the only time in the year most people actually get to hear it played live, except perhaps at weddings.   I never learned all those notes, and when I play on Easter I always use the Christ lag in Todesbanden from the Orgelbuchlein for the postlude. This year we went to an RC parish here where they end with the Hallelujah Chorus, complete with orchestra.   I've heard several exciting Easter postludes at the cathedral with brass and tymps, including the Gigout Grand Choeur, the finale from the Vierne 1st, and the Mulet Carillon-Sortie.   I'm playing this (Low) Sunday and will try to dust off Christ lag and get it up to speed.      
(back) Subject: Re: In search of Peter Allwood, Christ Hospital, London From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Thu, 08 Apr 1999 22:12:19 -0500   ScottFop@aol.com wrote: > > I am trying to locate and contact Mr. peter Allwood, Master of the Choristers > at Christ's Hospital in London, England. If anyone has any information at > all regarding how I might reach this gentleman, address and/or telephone > number, please forward that information to me as soon as possible.   The snailmail address of Christ's Hospital, which is at Horsham, just outside London, is:   Christ's Hospital Horsham West Sussex RH13 7YP England   They have a webpage at http://www.imaginator.com/bluecoat/prospect.htm   John Speller  
(back) Subject: Re: Easter preludes and postludes From: Afreed0904@aol.com Date: Thu, 8 Apr 1999 23:22:17 EDT     In a message dated 4.8.99 10:54:40 PM, DudelK@aol.com writes:   <<I'm playing this (Low) Sunday and will try to dust off Christ lag and get it up to speed.>>   I cannot imagine any that could be finer!   Alan Freed