PipeChat Digest #814 - Tuesday, April 27, 1999
 
Re: organ bloopers
  by <Icorgan@aol.com>
Re: try again Re: The Postlude
  by "Robert  Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net>
Re: birth & death dates
  by "Robert  Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net>
ADMIN: PIPECHAT Webpages - Updating
  by "Dr. Peter G. Pocock" <pgpocock@umcv.org>
Re: Looking for a Hammond light bulb!
  by "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu>
Re: favorite organ pieces
  by "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu>
Re: A novice consultant needs help!!!!!
  by "Richard Pinel" <rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk>
Re: VIRUS: happy99.exe
  by "Rev. Ed" <edwardorgan@hotmail.com>
Re: A novice consultant needs help!!!!!
  by <CHERCAPA@aol.com>
the music of Vierne
  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com>
Chicago Area Silent Film with Theatre Organ Accompaniment (X-POSTED)
  by "jchabermaas" <opus1100@theatreorgans.com>
Help! Mother's Day Anthems/Solos??!!
  by "Bud/burgie" <budchris@earthlink.net>
Re: the origin of postludes
  by "Robert Horton" <gemshorn@ukans.edu>
Re: organ bloopers
  by "N Brown" <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
Re: try again Re: The Postlude
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: Help! Mother's Day Anthems/Solos??!!
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: Help! Mother's Day Anthems/Solos??!!
  by "Bud/burgie" <budchris@earthlink.net>
Re: Help! Mother's Day Anthems/Solos??!!
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
more on postludes
  by "Bud/burgie" <budchris@earthlink.net>
 


(back) Subject: Re: organ bloopers From: Icorgan@aol.com Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 09:18:55 EDT   Neil, That'll teach you to step on the pedals. I always plop my backside on the bench and then swing my legs into place. Easier on the ears and the pedals. Maynard  
(back) Subject: Re: try again Re: The Postlude From: "Robert Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net> Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 08:31:36 -0500   Thanks for the quote from Groves,   here is another angle:   What does the postlude mean to you in the context of the worship service?   Why is it important?   ---------- From: RSiegel920@aol.com To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: try again Re: The Postlude Date: Sunday, April 25, 1999 4:29 PM   In a message dated 4/25/99 2:25:41 PM Central Daylight Time, gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com writes:   << From: Robert Eversman <highnote@mhtc.net> > wow, I didn't hear from anyone ! There is honestly no one in this group >>   Re: Groves: volume 15, p. 155: A movement or section of a movement concluding a composition (especially for organ) hence the equivalent of a coda, conclusion or epilogue. Hindemith's "Ludus Tonalis" for piano (1943) ends with a postludium which is an exact reversion and inversion of the opening praeludium. Specifically, the term is sometimes given to the organ piece, frequently improvised, which is played at the end of a service during the exit of the congregation, i.e. the concluding voluntary. Michael Tilmouth copyright 1980, Macmillan Publishers, New York and London Hope this helps.   "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: birth & death dates From: "Robert Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net> Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 08:44:09 -0500   I have a friend who was a choirister at St. John the Divine while Mr. Coke-Jephcott was there. My friend remembers him very fondly and years later returned for his funeral at which the organist played his "Bishop's Prominade" whilst the casket was slowly being carried down that long aisle.   He said there wasn't a dry eye in the house. I will try to get the year for you though I am sure and hope someone else will beat me to it. Just wanted to share that with you.   ---------- From: Carlo Pietroniro <concert_organist@hotmail.com> To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: birth & death dates Date: Sunday, April 25, 1999 9:30 PM   Hey gang,   does anyone out there know the birth and death dates of composer Norman Coke-Jephcott? There doesn't seem to be all that much information about him out there?   Carlo     ______________________________________________________ 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: ADMIN: PIPECHAT Webpages - Updating From: "Dr. Peter G. Pocock" <pgpocock@umcv.org> Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 08:12:11 -0700   Hi everyone,   In the next few weeks I will be updating the PipeChat webpages. If you would like the URL of your homepages included, or your email address shown, in the links section, would you please reply to me privately at pgpocock@umcv.org, or to Admin@PipeChat.org with the requested changes.   NOTE: DO NOT Reply to the list.   Thanks,   Pete!   Dr. Peter Pocock Co-Owner and Administrator, PipeChat     Peter G. Pocock, D.M.A. E-mail: mailto:pgpocock@umcv.org    
(back) Subject: Re: Looking for a Hammond light bulb! From: John Vanderlee <jovanderlee@vassar.edu> Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 11:43:44 -0500     > >This bulb, which looks something like an overgrown minature Christmas >tree light, is very difficult to replace. I have found one source, but >they wish me to purchase 10 or 12 bulbs! > >Is there anyone on the list that may have just one of these little bulbs >available for purchase?   It's important to check the base of the bulb for a part#. If you have that you might be able to find it at any electronics distributor.   John V      
(back) Subject: Re: favorite organ pieces From: runyonr@muohio.edu (Randolph Runyon) Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 14:54:55 -0500   Carlo Pietroniro wrote:   >It's nice for organists from around the world to exchange 'notes'. It's >also nice to see what other organists' favorite pieces are. Some of my >faves are: > >Tocatta: Marcel Lanquetuit >Tocatta: Michelle Leclerc...   I have played both of these and am glad to find someone else who knows of the Lanquetuit Toccata, which is such a delightful piece! The Leclerc is OK, too--but not, IMHO, nearly as wonderful.   I'll have to track down the Boellmann's Ronde Francaise; I'd never heard of it before, though I have most of the rest of his published works, I think.   If you like Percy Fletcher's Fountain Reverie (as I do!) surely you would enjoy his Festival Toccata, too?       Randy Runyon runyonr@muohio.edu Organist and Music Director, Norwood Christian Church (Cincinnati, OH) Professor of French, Miami University (Oxford, OH)      
(back) Subject: Re: A novice consultant needs help!!!!! From: "Richard Pinel" <rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk> Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 20:36:02 +0100   >I am in desperate need of help. I am the organ consultant for St. Clare of >Assisi Roman Catholic parish, Toronto. I have recently acquired a small, 5 >rank EP organ for St. Clare's, and I must at least double it's size to render >it adequate for St. Clare's new church. This is a big job for me, and also my >first time as a consultant. I'm currently majoring in Philosophy and Moral >Theology at the University of Toronto, and studying Organ performance at the >RCMT. St. Clare is my home parish, and I've been involved since it's >inception in September of 1994. The church to be built is to be a very large >one, seating 1200 in the nave, and designed in the Romanesque style (modeled >after the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi, Italy). Being a Roman Catholic >Church, there isn't much enthusiasm for music, and I'm fighting an uphill >battle to get a pipe organ installed in St. Clare's. So far, I've exhausted >almost all of my own savings in the restoration and expansion of the 5 rank >organ I have acquired as a base upon which to build (I have purchased two >more ranks of pipes and one two rank Legge windchest.) Money is very tight >right now because the organ is not a priority for the church, so I'm almost >completely on my own financially until December. Believe it or not, the >pastor, the building committee and the liturgy committee have no problem >putting in an Allen to spew it's "music" from the walls. I have put much >time, effort and sweat into working with the architect and building committee >to make the new building acoustically perfect, and have been extremely >successful. Now I have finally begun the actual organ project. > >Now I've gotten the background over with, here comes the request. Since, as I >mentioned before, I must more than double the size of the St. Clare organ >from 5 to at least 12 ranks, I am in need of certain parts. I'm in a sticky >financial situation however, because the parish isn't willing to allocate >much money to a pipe (or any other type of) organ. This is where I appeal for >help. I am looking for parts that will help me complete this organ, >specifically: ranks of pipes (and their requisite windchests) that are >romantically voiced, pipes suitable for use as facade pipes (non speaking), >blowers, a rectifier, and a new solid state control system to replace the old >worn out relay (this was a unit organ). If anyone can give me a tip or two >with regard to where I can acquire the aforementioned articles relatively >cheaply, please email me directly. > >Joseph DeCaria, Consultant, >St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, Toronto >jdecaria@aol.com >     Good Luck.   Richard. =========================================================   This message was sent to you by Richard Pinel. rpinel@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk   Mary had a little lamb - she hates beef or ham    
(back) Subject: Re: VIRUS: happy99.exe From: "Rev. Ed" <edwardorgan@hotmail.com> Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 12:57:09 PDT   Is this a real virus or a copy sent to PIPECHAT?     >From: Rod Murrow <murrows@pldi.net> >Reply-To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> >To: ARBOGAST Ed <reved@pldi.net> >CC: BANKS Roger <rbanks@ionet.net>, BAYLES Melanie <bmelani_osu@osu.net>,BOWLES Burt <methsc@aol.com>, BUCKLES Janice <janiceb@cameron.edu>,CASE Angelia <arcase@nwosu.edu>, CASE Valarie<vcase@ranger2.nwalva.edu>, COATES Greg <gtbbcoates@juno.com>,COBURN Bill & Gail <coburn@pldi.net>, COMBS-FRANCIS Sheila<sheilact@itlnet.net>, CONNER Byron <byconn@pldi.net>, COOK David<david@brightok.net>, CROUCH Thelma <trecouch@ranger2.nwalva.edu>,DAVIS Gerald & Vicki <vickidavis@pacific.net.sg>, DIXONLinda <lkdixon@idin.net>, DOC AND DEB <ljstewar@pldi.net>, FRANKGerald <fgerald@okway.okstate.edu>, FRANTIC ORGANIST<brendadurden@franticorganist.com>, FUSON Dennis<fuson@hotmail.com>, HAWKINS Rogene <disciple@enid.com>, HOWL Wes& Ginger <ginghowl@ionet.net>, KNEDLER Mike<jmknedle@ranger2.nwalva.edu>, KNEDLERS <knedler@pldi.net>,LANNING Alice <alanning@ou.edu>, MARIAN & TED<a2zinoh@mci2000.com>, >Subject: VIRUS: happy99.exe >Date: Fri, 23 Apr 1999 17:05:43 -0500 > >Bitten by a virus!! > >I received, and opened, a file attached to an e-mail called >"happy99.exe" - and discovered 24 hours later that it is a computer >"worm" virus that spreads via e-mail, replicates itself and sends itself >to everyone on your e-mail list. > >If you got such an attachment from me and haven't opened it, just delete >it and you'll be fine...if you opened it, you (and your e-mail list) >have been infected. It's just a little picture of exploding fireworks, >harmless enough. If you remember opening that picture, you need to take >these measures to remove it from your computer (and send similar notice >to anyone on your e-mail list). > >Don't be surprised if this virus returns a few times, as it bounces from >e-list to e-list in rapid succession. > >Help can be found by going to www.yahoo.com/ and typing in >"happy99virus" ... there are several fixes listed, perhaps the easiest >one is the one by Ray Parrish. > >Sorry, folks (and thanks Curt...I caught this virus from you...and then >sent it back!). > >Rod Murrow > > >"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 >     _______________________________________________________________ Get Free Email and Do More On The Web. Visit http://www.msn.com  
(back) Subject: Re: A novice consultant needs help!!!!! From: CHERCAPA@aol.com Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 17:21:56 EDT   Dear Joseph, I wish you all the luck, strength, patience, fortitude, all the Boy Scouts virtues, and many more. You're not a consultant, you are a slave to whomever is running that parish. I was as idealistic as you, the console that the parish was using attached to the pipes would have burned down the church given enough time. The priest got an Allen theatre organ donated to him brought about by the chief organist. I supervised the installation, repaired the organ, amplifiers etc. and after much work, gratis on my part, was thrown out by the nut that cleans the church. This was before I could hook up the pipes to the console which would have required patience but was a can do. If I were you, I would walk away. Youwill receive no thanks, you will be vilified if it's not perfect, and the next organist might say, Geez, get the Allen. God Bless You but it doesn't work that way. Sincerely, Paul  
(back) Subject: the music of Vierne From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com> Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 15:01:42 PDT     Hey gang,   in eighth notes!!! A concert pieces and pedal exercise all in one!! If any of you play this piece, my hat's off to you. If you don't, you must add this to your concert repertoire.   Carlo     ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com  
(back) Subject: Chicago Area Silent Film with Theatre Organ Accompaniment (X-POSTED) From: "jchabermaas" <opus1100@theatreorgans.com> Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 17:28:31 -0500   The Copernicus Foundation and the Silent Film Society of Chicago present Cecil B. DeMille's 1919 classic silent "Male & Female" starring the one and only Gloria Swanson. This Friday, April 30th at 8:00 p.m. at the Gateway Theatre, 5216 W. Lawrence in Chicago. Photoplay accompaniment by Jay Warren at the 3/17 Wurlitzer-Kimball. For more information: (773) 777-9438.   We in the Chicago area are very fortunate in the amount of theatre organ activity available to us. If you are able to get to the Gateway, you won't be disappointed. Jay Warren is one of the best silent film accompaniast around.   regards,   Jon      
(back) Subject: Help! Mother's Day Anthems/Solos??!! From: Bud/burgie <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 15:58:59 -0700   Mother's Day falls on Rogation Sunday this year, so I don't have much time, but I'm minded to do something for Mother's Day, since E.Y.R. is inclined to ignore it ... I did get him to sing "Faith of Our Fathers" on Father's Day, but I don't think we did anything on Mother's Day.   I suppose my mezzo could do the Gounod "Song of Ruth" ... but that's sort of a stretch. Anybody got any ideas that I can lay hands on QUICK and/or that you could fax to me? If not, at least maybe I could put something in the library for next year ...   Thanks!   Bud    
(back) Subject: Re: the origin of postludes From: Robert Horton <gemshorn@ukans.edu> Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 08:59:49 -0500   At 12:10 AM 4/26/99 -0700, you wrote: >Alan has the book on the liturgy in Leipzig in Bach's time ... Alan, >does it say anything about how or when the big free pieces were used? The large free works were used for a couple of different reasons. First, JSB would use these as he travelled around doing "Orgelproben", or testing out the new instruments. They might be used for church, but during the church service they would have been improvised, not written out (otherwise we'd have a whole lot more of them). Most importantly, they were used as teaching pieces for his students.   Robert Horton - DMA Student, University of Kansas 1603 West 15th St. #207A, Lawrence, KS 66044 http://falcon.cc.ukans.edu/~gemshorn/   "The journey of a thousand miles begins with a broken fan belt."  
(back) Subject: Re: organ bloopers From: Innkawgneeto@webtv.net (N Brown) Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 23:19:10 -0400 (EDT)   Thank you Maynard. It certainly did teach me. That was 20 years ago, so the lesson stuck. Peace to you. --Neil    
(back) Subject: Re: try again Re: The Postlude From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Tue, 27 Apr 1999 00:10:43 -0400 (EDT)   Just me, personally, but I think the postlude is important liturgically because it provides a "seal" on the worship package. I have had a fair number of people say that they don't stay to listen to the postlude because hearing the organ pealing in the background as they leave is like closing the cover on a book. They say there is a special drama to hearing the postlude in the distance as they leave the building. Even though I always stay to hear a postlude, I, too, like the "effect" of hearing the organ in the background as I leave the building.   As an organist, I do not feel offended when people leave during the postlude. When I improvise for the postlude I usually continue until everyone is out of the nave. I routinely do this at weddings and funerals.   bruce cornely cremona84000@webtv.net   If a dog will not come to you after he has looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience. --Woodrow Wilson    
(back) Subject: Re: Help! Mother's Day Anthems/Solos??!! From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Tue, 27 Apr 1999 00:47:34 -0400 (EDT)   >Mother's Day falls on Rogation Sunday this > year, so I don't have much time, but I'm > minded to do something for Mother's Day, Hmmmm! A Mother's Day/Rogation Day combo. How about taking mom out for a nice big lunch and let her get plowed on margaritas! hehehe   bruce cornely cremona84000@webtv.net   If a dog will not come to you after he has looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience. --Woodrow Wilson    
(back) Subject: Re: Help! Mother's Day Anthems/Solos??!! From: Bud/burgie <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 21:51:58 -0700   BRUCE: GO TO YOUR ROOM!   bruce cornely wrote:   > >Mother's Day falls on Rogation Sunday this > > year, so I don't have much time, but I'm > > minded to do something for Mother's Day, > Hmmmm! A Mother's Day/Rogation Day combo. How about taking mom out > for a nice big lunch and let her get plowed on margaritas! > hehehe > > bruce cornely cremona84000@webtv.net > > If a dog will not come to you after he has looked you in the face, you > should go home and examine your conscience. --Woodrow Wilson > > "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: Help! Mother's Day Anthems/Solos??!! From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Tue, 27 Apr 1999 00:56:44 -0400 (EDT)     >BRUCE: GO TO YOUR ROOM! Already there! A conditioned response, I'm afraid!! hehehe   bruce cornely cremona84000@webtv.net   If a dog will not come to you after he has looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience. --Woodrow Wilson    
(back) Subject: more on postludes From: Bud/burgie <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 22:08:25 -0700   I kinda like the idea of hearing the postlude from a distance outside the church. I really don't mind if folks talk during the postlude ... eventually I'll be up in a loft so it won't be quite so distracting ... mostly so folks won't come up and hug me while I'm trying to negotiate a pedal run (grin). I used to like walking by the cathedral and hearing the beast inside rumbling away ... probably the best vantage point to hear it from (grin).   When I had a carillon to play, I used to finish the postlude and then pick up one of the themes and improvise on the carillon for a few minutes ... particularly effective at weddings ... they might not have had the Mendelssohn INSIDE, but they sure could have it on the bells OUTSIDE (grin).   Sometimes at Evensong I fool around on the chimes, rather than improvising a voluntary.   The postlude does make a nice "bookend" at the end of a service, but I don't get real excited if people don't pay a whole lot of attention. Little by little they're starting to at St. Matthew's ... that means I might have to PRACTICE my closing voluntaries (grin). I don't see a whole lot of point in asking the congregation to STAY for the postlude .... Mass is over ... postludes are "music for going OUT of church by".   Cheers,   Bud