PipeChat Digest #805 - Wednesday, April 21, 1999
 
Wood Pipe Quarter Sawn Quandry
  by "Robert Carver" <RCARVER@SkyBest.Com>
OSI CHEST MAGNETS
  by <Victorgan@aol.com>
Re: Wood Pipe Quarter Sawn Quandry
  by "jon" <jonberts@swbell.net>
Re: good music in Maine
  by "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu>
Boston Hook at Imm. Conc.
  by "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com>
Re: Hendersonville, NC Harrison and Harrison
  by <Afreed0904@aol.com>
Re: Wood Pipe Quarter Sawn Quandry
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: Boston Hook at Imm. Conc.
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@truelink.net>
Re: Boston Hook at Imm. Conc.
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@truelink.net>
Re: Boston Hook at Imm. Conc.
  by "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com>
Re: y2k - pneumatic/tracker actions again?
  by "Bud/burgie" <budchris@earthlink.net>
Nativities and Passions
  by "Joe Vitacco" <jvitacco@interactive.net>
Chevy "Tracker"
  by <KriderSM@aol.com>
Nativities and Passions
  by "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com>
Bach Sinfonia
  by "N Brown" <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
Re: Bach Sinfonia
  by "Bud/burgie" <budchris@earthlink.net>
Re: Bach Sinfonia
  by "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com>
Re: Bach Sinfonia
  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com>
out of print organ compositions
  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com>
Re: out of print organ compositions
  by "Bud/burgie" <budchris@earthlink.net>
Re: Bach Sinfonia
  by <ComposerTX@aol.com>
Re: Bach Sinfonia
  by "N Brown" <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
Re: Percentage of Trackers in the U.S.
  by "Adrianne Schutt" <maybe@pipcom.com>
Re: out of print organ compositions
  by <HDKarras@aol.com>
Hurford Recording
  by "Mark Hopper" <mahopper@bellsouth.net>
Re: Percentage of Trackers in the U.S.
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@post.queensu.ca>
The Church Organist
  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com>
 


(back) Subject: Wood Pipe Quarter Sawn Quandry From: RCARVER@SkyBest.Com (Robert Carver) Date: Tue, 20 Apr 1999 08:12:50 -0400 (EDT)   I have a source for quarter sawn White Oak but of no other wood. There are small mills in the area but quantity (and drying) is still a problem. I expect to go that way some day. But, in the meantime I want to build my first rank of poplar flutes. In my experiments I have been resawing 8/4 and 12/4 plane sawn planks to get quarter sawn. For pipes greater than than 65mm or so in width I have no source of quarter sawn poplar. Is there a least unacceptable kludge for pipes made with all plane sawn boards? Or must I bite the bullet and get a 1000b.f. cut and dried?   Robert Carver(rcarver@skybest.com)    
(back) Subject: OSI CHEST MAGNETS From: Victorgan@aol.com Date: Tue, 20 Apr 1999 09:34:29 EDT   Anyone Interested?   I have 120 Plain port OSI 120 ohm chest magnets for sale - $2.00 per magnet plus shipping. They are about 6 years old and removed from a new ( 6 year old ) OSI Pitman Chest.   E-mail me privately if interested.  
(back) Subject: Re: Wood Pipe Quarter Sawn Quandry From: jon <jonberts@swbell.net> Date: Tue, 20 Apr 1999 08:57:35 -0500   Poplar is a stable enuf wood that you can get by with plane sawn lumber......as long as it is thoroughly dried and aged....flash drying will create problems for you. Wood needs to be as void free as possible. Many of our european pine pipes from germany are only plane sawn.....I believe more than anything it's curing that is critical.   Jon Bertschinger Voicer/Technician Temple Organs   Robert Carver wrote:   > I have a source for quarter sawn White Oak but of no other wood. There are > small mills in the area but quantity (and drying) is still a problem. I > expect to go that way some day. But, in the meantime I want to build my > first rank of poplar flutes. In my experiments I have been resawing 8/4 and > 12/4 plane sawn planks to get quarter sawn. For pipes greater than than > 65mm or so in width I have no source of quarter sawn poplar. Is there a > least unacceptable kludge for pipes made with all plane sawn boards? Or > must I bite the bullet and get a 1000b.f. cut and dried? > > Robert Carver(rcarver@skybest.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: good music in Maine From: runyonr@muohio.edu (Randolph Runyon) Date: Tue, 20 Apr 1999 10:46:40 -0500   Jason wrote: > >I don't know how far Colby College is from where you'll be, but I went to >Thomas Richner's Church Music Institute ... yikes, whee, nearly 25 years ago >... and they had a 3-manual Walker in the chapel. There was also a very >nice little tracker in an Episcopal church within walking distance of the >college and a couple of others I can't recall enough details about. Organs >are there! >   Thanks to Jason and to all those who so kindly replied to my request for information on where to find good music in Maine!     Randy Runyon runyonr@muohio.edu Organist and Music Director, Norwood Christian Church (Cincinnati, OH) Professor of French, Miami University (Oxford, OH)      
(back) Subject: Boston Hook at Imm. Conc. From: "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com> Date: Tue, 20 Apr 1999 11:13:44 -0400   Sending this message along to PipeChat interested persons regarding the large Hook organ which has been in limbo since the closing of the church sanctuary.     -------- Forwarded Message -------- to Judy Ollikkla from Alan Laufman   Subject: the Immaculate Date: 10-Apr-99 at 14:09 From: Thomas J. Carroll, OHS member & the new Pastor at ICC   The Development Committee at the Jesuit Urban Center has decided to do a fund-raiser for the Hook (maintenance/restoration) on Friday, May 14, at 8 p.m. Brian Jones and Murray Somerville will both play, each about half an hour. We'll take a long intermission between them for some wine & cheese, then serve desserts following the program. The Committee decided to ask a $40.00 donation at the door.   Lee Ridgway will announce the event in the next AGO-Boston chapter newsletter, and Brian Jones will take care of publicity in the local newspapers. If you can share the news with any OHS & AGO folks you think might be interested, that would be great. And, of course, I'm hoping you'll be free to make the trek down here for that gathering.   I had a delightful conversation with Tom Murray a few days back, and he's as enthusiastic as ever for the Hook and the Immaculate. He'll be in the Midwest doing a recording on a new Schoenstein 5/14, so he'll be unable to join us. I hope we can get him up to play sometime in the next year. Jim Christie is also enthusiastic about playing for us, but will be in New York 5/14.   Peace! Tom                
(back) Subject: Re: Hendersonville, NC Harrison and Harrison From: Afreed0904@aol.com Date: Mon, 19 Apr 1999 23:19:45 EDT     In a message dated 4.19.99 7:31:57 AM, jlspeller@stlnet.com writes:   <<Perhaps 15 or 20%.>>   John:   No kidding! OK. Thanks very much!   Alan  
(back) Subject: Re: Wood Pipe Quarter Sawn Quandry From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Tue, 20 Apr 1999 13:50:38 -0400 (EDT)     >I want to build my first rank of poplar flutes. I have some un-poplar Moller flutes that you can have for cheap!!! (hehehehe) jus' kidd'n!   bruce cornely cremona84000@webtv.net   No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich. -- Louis Sabin    
(back) Subject: Re: Boston Hook at Imm. Conc. From: Bob Scarborough <desertbob@truelink.net> Date: Tue, 20 Apr 1999 11:11:07 -0700   At 11:13 AM 4/20/1999 -0400, Judy A. Ollikkala wrote:   >I had a delightful conversation with Tom Murray a few days back, and >he's as enthusiastic as ever for the Hook and the Immaculate.<snip>   I've got a recording of him on this very organ...*somewhere* around here! I seem to remember it being made in the late '70s, and it's an all-Franck program. No organ has tugged at my heartstrings via a recording as much as this one. The haunting mystery of this organ's fine Vox on "Fantasie en A" sends a chill down my spine every time I hear it in my mind...truly a sound not heard often, if at all. The organ as a whole speaks directly from the 19th century, without needing introduction. The reeds are incomparable examples of their type, leaning heavily towards the French school. If there were a Hook/H&H instrument *and* an ediface worth saving from destructive urbanization, these would be them!   I have my mission for today....find that LP!   DeserTBoB    
(back) Subject: Re: Boston Hook at Imm. Conc. From: Bob Scarborough <desertbob@truelink.net> Date: Tue, 20 Apr 1999 11:11:07 -0700   At 11:13 AM 4/20/1999 -0400, Judy A. Ollikkala wrote:   >I had a delightful conversation with Tom Murray a few days back, and >he's as enthusiastic as ever for the Hook and the Immaculate.<snip>   I've got a recording of him on this very organ...*somewhere* around here! I seem to remember it being made in the late '70s, and it's an all-Franck program. No organ has tugged at my heartstrings via a recording as much as this one. The haunting mystery of this organ's fine Vox on "Fantasie en A" sends a chill down my spine every time I hear it in my mind...truly a sound not heard often, if at all. The organ as a whole speaks directly from the 19th century, without needing introduction. The reeds are incomparable examples of their type, leaning heavily towards the French school. If there were a Hook/H&H instrument *and* an ediface worth saving from destructive urbanization, these would be them!   I have my mission for today....find that LP!   DeserTBoB    
(back) Subject: Re: Boston Hook at Imm. Conc. From: "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com> Date: Tue, 20 Apr 1999 16:09:01 -0400   WHAT FANTASTIC NEWS!! I have always admired the Hook at the Church of the Immaculate Conception and own not only the Tom Murray recording but a CD with Brian Jones playing that instrument, plus the Aeolian-Skinner at the Church of the Advent.   Many thanks to Thomas J. Carroll and Judy Ollikkala -- you both have made my day! Peace - indeed!   Best regards,   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: Judy A. Ollikkala <71431.2534@compuserve.com> > Subject: Boston Hook at Imm. Conc. > > Sending this message along to PipeChat interested persons regarding the > large Hook organ which has been in limbo since the closing of the church > sanctuary. > > > -------- Forwarded Message -------- > to Judy Ollikkla from Alan Laufman > > Subject: the Immaculate > Date: 10-Apr-99 at 14:09 > From: Thomas J. Carroll, OHS member & the new Pastor at ICC > > The Development Committee at the Jesuit Urban Center has decided to do a > fund-raiser for the Hook (maintenance/restoration) on Friday, May 14, at > 8 p.m. Brian Jones and Murray Somerville will both play, each about > half an hour. We'll take a long intermission between them for some wine > & cheese, then serve desserts following the program. The Committee > decided to ask a $40.00 donation at the door. > > Lee Ridgway will announce the event in the next AGO-Boston chapter > newsletter, and Brian Jones will take care of publicity in the local > newspapers. If you can share the news with any OHS & AGO folks you > think might be interested, that would be great. And, of course, I'm > hoping you'll be free to make the trek down here for that gathering. > > I had a delightful conversation with Tom Murray a few days back, and > he's as enthusiastic as ever for the Hook and the Immaculate. He'll be > in the Midwest doing a recording on a new Schoenstein 5/14, so he'll be > unable to join us. I hope we can get him up to play sometime in the > next year. Jim Christie is also enthusiastic about playing for us, but > will be in New York 5/14. > > Peace! Tom    
(back) Subject: Re: y2k - pneumatic/tracker actions again? From: Bud/burgie <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 20 Apr 1999 13:44:40 -0700   I'm just getting back on my ISP, so this is a little behind ...   The main problem with tubular pneumatic action was not the speed or reliability, but the lack of anything other than lead for the tubes. Over time, the lead "sugared" and cyphers and dead notes developed. It should be pointed out that like tracker action and Barker lever, tubular pneumatic action also gave the player at least some control over the speed of the pallets opening and closing. No less a firm than Mander rebuilt the tubular pneumatic action on a four-manual organ in one of the famous British "public" schools, and it was pronounced to be quick and responsive ... the reason the decision was taken to restore it in the first place, since tracker action was not possible due to the organ's location.   Cheers,   Bud   jon wrote:   > > > Jason D. Comet wrote: > >> >> >> >> If the "Y2K bug" is going to cut out the electricity (so by my >> grandmother), will organ companies be busy making or converting >> electric-pneumatic actions to or back to tubular pneumatic actions >> again? >> >> Should I be gathering the money to buy a tubular-pneumatic action >> again? > > I should hope not........if they do I'll be the first to take a gun > and blow out my brains. I hope that you are not really serious with > this question.... > Tubular pneumatic was a 19th cent. rube goldberg that never should > have happened. Many tracker instruments were ruined going to this > sort of mechanism......converted to the "new improved pneumatic > console action".......Geeze........... > > jon b > >> >> >> ___________________________________________________________________ >> >> > >        
(back) Subject: Nativities and Passions From: jvitacco@interactive.net (Joe Vitacco) Date: Tue, 20 Apr 1999 19:36:40 -0400   A new Cd of Michael Kleinschmidt, Organist and Choirmaster at All Saints Church - Ashmont and former Assistant Organist at St. Thomas Church 5th Ave in NYC brand new CD is here!   It was recorded on the 123 rank organ at All Saints Worcester. Michael gives excellent performances of music that he has lived with since I met him at St. Thomas almost 9 years ago. He really has something wonderful to say about these pieces and the fingers that back his wishes up. For those of you who don't know Michael he won first prize in the Flint International Organ Competition and one of the many excellent Eastman Students of the late Russell Saunders. Bottom line he is a wonderful musician.   Go to <http://www.greatorgancds.com> if you are interested in purchasing this CD. You can find it in the Organ and Choral CD section of the site.       The selections are:   Dupre: Passion Symphony Widor: Symphonie Gothic Messiaen: Le Banquet Celeste and the Widor Toccata   Joe Vitacco <http://www.greatorgancds.com>      
(back) Subject: Chevy "Tracker" From: KriderSM@aol.com Date: Tue, 20 Apr 1999 20:11:32 EDT   In our church we sing with one "Accord". Our organist drives a Buick "Electra"; he claims a little "Tracker" is too stiff to "Handel"!! ;-)   Stan Krider   Malcolm Wechsler writes: <Are there organists on the list who drive a Chevy "Tracker?"      
(back) Subject: Nativities and Passions From: "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com> Date: Tue, 20 Apr 1999 22:35:33 -0400   I heard Michael Kleinschmidt play the Dupre "Passion Symphony" at Worcester's All Saints' Church last year, he was great!!   Judy Ollikkala  
(back) Subject: Bach Sinfonia From: Innkawgneeto@webtv.net (N Brown) Date: Tue, 20 Apr 1999 23:13:28 -0400 (EDT)   Dear Friends, I need your help. About the Bach Sinfonia from Cantata #29, isn't that piece in D major? the reason I ask-- I went to my favorite place (soon to be least favorite, but that's another story) to buy organ music to look for this piece. All they had was a version in C, arranged by one Homer Whitford. It was only $4, so I got it. But it seems to be a super simplified version. And I know it will drive me crazy to learn something in C, when I know good and well it's in D. I would welcome your suggestions for a good edition of this work. I would like to program it for a recital in September. Thanks in advance. Neil Brown, AAGO, MMus Barnegat, NJ USA    
(back) Subject: Re: Bach Sinfonia From: Bud/burgie <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 20 Apr 1999 20:27:21 -0700   Look in the old G. Schirmer "Annus Ecclesiasticus" ... isn't it in there? And didn't Guilmant do a transcription as well? I seem to remember Bob Anderson playing it.   Cheers,   Bud   N Brown wrote:   > Dear Friends, > I need your help. About the Bach Sinfonia from Cantata #29, isn't > that piece in D major? > the reason I ask-- I went to my favorite place (soon to be least > favorite, but that's another story) to buy organ music to look for this > piece. > All they had was a version in C, arranged by one Homer Whitford. It > was only $4, so I got it. But it seems to be a super simplified > version. > And I know it will drive me crazy to learn something in C, when I know > good and well it's in D. > I would welcome your suggestions for a good edition of this work. I > would like to program it for a recital in September. > Thanks in advance. > Neil Brown, AAGO, MMus > Barnegat, NJ USA > > "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: Bach Sinfonia From: "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com> Date: Tue, 20 Apr 1999 23:43:41 -0400   Hello Neil,   When I played it a few years ago, the copy I had was in D. I cannot recall the arrangement as I used a copy belonging to a friend of mine. Timothy Smith has arranged the work for organ. He recorded it on the organ at Riverside Church - Pro Organo CD 7097. Excellent playing.   I will try to find out who edited the version I played.   Best regards,   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: N Brown <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net> > Subject: Bach Sinfonia   > I need your help. About the Bach Sinfonia from Cantata #29, isn't > that piece in D major? > the reason I ask-- I went to my favorite place (soon to be least > favorite, but that's another story) to buy organ music to look for this > piece. > All they had was a version in C, arranged by one Homer Whitford. It > was only $4, so I got it. But it seems to be a super simplified > version.    
(back) Subject: Re: Bach Sinfonia From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com> Date: Tue, 20 Apr 1999 20:56:33 PDT   of it on the market, but the original can be found in the volume I mentioned. I hope this helps.   Carlo Pietroniro     ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com  
(back) Subject: out of print organ compositions From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com> Date: Tue, 20 Apr 1999 21:02:44 PDT     Does anyone have copies of the following?   finale from "Concerto Gregoriano" by Pietro Alessandro Yon "A Gothic Cathedral" by Powell Weaver "Zephyrs" from "Les Nyphéas" Op. 54 (1959) by Marcel Dupré   I'm desperately searching for these pieces. Can anyone help me?   Carlo Pietroniro     ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com  
(back) Subject: Re: out of print organ compositions From: Bud/burgie <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 20 Apr 1999 21:17:17 -0700   Have you tried Bagaduce Music Lending Library and/or the Library of Congress website?   Cheers,   Bud   Carlo Pietroniro wrote:   > Does anyone have copies of the following? > > finale from "Concerto Gregoriano" by Pietro Alessandro Yon > "A Gothic Cathedral" by Powell Weaver > "Zephyrs" from "Les Nyph=E9as" Op. 54 (1959) by Marcel Dupr=E9 > > I'm desperately searching for these pieces. Can anyone help me? > > Carlo Pietroniro > > ______________________________________________________ > 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: Bach Sinfonia From: ComposerTX@aol.com Date: Wed, 21 Apr 1999 00:24:31 EDT   of course, Virgil did the Sinfonia in E major, just to be different, I suppose <g> Danny Ray  
(back) Subject: Re: Bach Sinfonia From: Innkawgneeto@webtv.net (N Brown) Date: Wed, 21 Apr 1999 00:41:34 -0400 (EDT)   Thanks all. Another pertinent question: Is there one "standard" organ transcription that is considered to be the best? --Neil    
(back) Subject: Re: Percentage of Trackers in the U.S. From: Adrianne Schutt <maybe@pipcom.com> Date: Wed, 21 Apr 1999 01:07:35 -0700   At 09:12 AM 4/19/99 -0400, ManderUSA@aol.com wrote: >Are there organists on the list who drive a Chevy "Tracker?" Yup, at least one of us. :)   Stan, I'll admit my Tracker may be a little stiff for some people to control, but it "Handel"s beautifully in all those fun places my Firebird can't deal with! ;->   Have fun! Ad ;->    
(back) Subject: Re: out of print organ compositions From: HDKarras@aol.com Date: Wed, 21 Apr 1999 02:00:22 EDT     In a message dated 21.04.1999 5:04:18 Uhr, concert_organist@hotmail.com=20 writes:   >"Zephyrs" from "Les Nyph=E9as" Op. 54 (1959) by Marcel Dupr=E9   Hi, Zephyrs isn't from "Les Nymheas", it's a improvisation about a theme from=20 Leopold Stokowski, that Dupre did on a american concert tour and later from = a=20 other person setting in msuic from the tape. And the piece is in print, i=20 don`t no by Gray or Belwin-Mills. If you give me your adress, i send you a=20 copy. Hans  
(back) Subject: Hurford Recording From: "Mark Hopper" <mahopper@bellsouth.net> Date: Wed, 21 Apr 1999 01:36:48 -0500   I wondered if anyone might have any of the Peter Hurford complete Bach recordings (London/Jubilee label) that they might be willing to part with. They were released on CD around 1989. Specifically, I am looking for vol= s. 3,4, & 6.   Thanks! Mark Hopper mahopper@bigfoot.com   -----Original Message----- From: HDKarras@aol.com <HDKarras@aol.com> To: pipechat@pipechat.org <pipechat@pipechat.org> Date: Wednesday, April 21, 1999 1:01 AM Subject: Re: out of print organ compositions       In a message dated 21.04.1999 5:04:18 Uhr, concert_organist@hotmail.com writes:   >"Zephyrs" from "Les Nyph=E9as" Op. 54 (1959) by Marcel Dupr=E9   Hi, Zephyrs isn't from "Les Nymheas", it's a improvisation about a theme from Leopold Stokowski, that Dupre did on a american concert tour and later fr= om a other person setting in msuic from the tape. And the piece is in print, i don`t no by Gray or Belwin-Mills. If you give me your adress, i send you = a copy. Hans   "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: Percentage of Trackers in the U.S. From: Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca> Date: Wed, 21 Apr 1999 02:43:52 -0400   At 01:07 AM 4/21/99 -0700, Ad. wrote: >At 09:12 AM 4/19/99 -0400, ManderUSA@aol.com wrote: >>Are there organists on the list who drive a Chevy "Tracker?" > Yup, at least one of us. :) > > Stan, I'll admit my Tracker may be a little stiff for some people to >control, but it "Handel"s beautifully in all those fun places my Firebird >can't deal with! ;-> > > Have fun! > Ad ;->   I can vouch for that, having had a ride in Ad's Tracker, - she Handels the drawbars pretty well too! But you should see the way she tucks into her 'am ond eggs!   Go for it Ad!!   Bob Conway            
(back) Subject: The Church Organist From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com> Date: Wed, 21 Apr 1999 00:03:02 PDT   Here's a poem you all might like.   You play too soft, You play too loud, Nothing you do Can please the crowd.   You play too fast, You play too slow, Can't you play better? They squawk and crow!   Your preludes are short, Your postludes too long, Is there nothing you can do To please the throng?   You never follow the director When accompanying the choir, And your hymns are dull Like an old flat tire!   You're tired of their griping And you're in a bad mood, Try playing full organ In the quiet interlude!   Wave your fist in the air, Tell complainers to "lump it", Then scare them to death With the horizontal trumpet.   They don't know your problems And how life is so hard, So just stick your tongue out And play the 32' BOMBARDE!!!     ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com