PipeChat Digest #1037 - Sunday, August 22, 1999
 
Re: Wanamaker Grand Court Organ
  by "David Enlow" <davenlow@hotmail.com>
Weddings
  by "Richard Pinel" <rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk>
Re: David N. Johnson
  by "Erik Johnson" <the_maitre@hotmail.com>
Addendum to "Woke up this morning"
  by "Rev. Ed" <edwardorgan@hotmail.com>
A Tracker Organ Builder in Southeast Michigan? YES!
  by "Rev. Ed" <edwardorgan@hotmail.com>
Restoration Offer!!
  by "Kevin Cartwright" <kevin1@alaweb.com>
Re: Looking for a Gospel Song............
  by "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu>
Re: Console available
  by "John  M. Doney" <jdoney@email.msn.com>
Re: 16' Gemshorn
  by "Erik Johnson" <the_maitre@hotmail.com>
gemshorn
  by "N Brown" <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
Re: gemshorn
  by "Robert Horton" <gemshorn@ukans.edu>
Re: A Tracker Organ Builder in Southeast Michigan? YES!
  by "Robert Horton" <gemshorn@ukans.edu>
Re: gemshorn
  by "N Brown" <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
Re: gemshorn
  by "Bud/Burgie" <budchris@earthlink.net>
Re: gemshorn
  by "N Brown" <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
RE: 16' Gemshorn
  by "Dennis Goward" <dgoward@intsvc.com>
Crown Imperial
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Crown Imperial
  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com>
 


(back) Subject: Re: Wanamaker Grand Court Organ From: "David Enlow" <davenlow@hotmail.com> Date: Sat, 21 Aug 1999 08:40:59 EDT   >>Anyone play it? Maybe if I give a $200 donation while >>I'm at the Console then I could play it, but I doubt it.   I may be of some help, as I did have a similar experience - while down in Philly this past April doing a Curtis audition, I stayed at a place with connections to Peter Conte's church, S. Clement's. In that way, I was introduced and got a chance to play the Wanamaker organ, with Mr. Conte creating most excellent registrations on my behalf. ;=3D> And, being a near-impoverished student, did not have means to make any sort of = donation.   From standing around the console, it seemed that Mr. Conte would offer a chance to play to any organists who declared themselves prior to the beginning of the playing time. (I believe that is noon every weekday, but = I might be mistaken.) Perhaps it would be helpful to declare any diploma or =   number of years playing you may have under your belt.   That second post was correct - I arrived early for the session, and looked =   very funny standing around the console in the women's underclothes department. Then again, I'm certain they're accustomed to organists = hanging around the great keydesk. All the best!   W. David Enlow, Assistant Organist-elect, Grace Church on-the-Hill, Toronto davenlow@hotmail.com     ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com  
(back) Subject: Weddings From: "Richard Pinel" <rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk> Date: Sat, 21 Aug 1999 17:18:02 +0100   Dear List,   I played my first 2 weddings today - whoopee!!! The only hitch was that the organ ciphered bit in one hymn and the anthem for both was "Jesu Joy" by JSB, some of which was being done by a soloist who didn't turn up!!! Anyway, the choir did all of it and it was good. To top it all I am now =A3100 richer!!! (Shame they didn't video them because then I would have got =A3200 for the two!!),   Richard.    
(back) Subject: Re: David N. Johnson From: "Erik Johnson" <the_maitre@hotmail.com> Date: Sat, 21 Aug 1999 13:16:12 EDT   David N. Johnson 1922 - 1987 died in Pheonix Arizona. He was a gifted composer and professor of Organ. I have heard of him when he was = Professor at A.S.U. (Arizona State University) - the organ there is a 3Man A.S. (if = I remember correctly - the entire instrument is on casters so the instrument =   en masse may be moved to the front or rear of the stage.) He has composed many selections for organ and also quite a few for organ = and trumpet (usually with the trumpet parts enclosed in the music).   Last little ditty of info: I heard several organists in the Pheonix Area =   tell me that David was cremated and that his remains (in an urn of course) =   are at rest in the organ case at Trinity Episcopal Catherdral where he was =   organist! - cant confirm this last bitbut if anyone can let me know!   The_Maitre     _______________________________________________________________ Get Free Email and Do More On The Web. Visit http://www.msn.com  
(back) Subject: Addendum to "Woke up this morning" From: "Rev. Ed" <edwardorgan@hotmail.com> Date: Sat, 21 Aug 1999 11:43:57 PDT   A fellow list member not only provided me with the words to >the >version I wanted, but he also scanned and sent me the music, and to him, >I'm >grateful. Just a note: the one I wanted goes like " I woke up this = morning >with my mind stayed on Jesus....", and it repeats 3 times. Carlo   Considering that most of the sources used for this "Spiritual" were hymnals [Such as the African-American Catholic Hymnal "Lead Me, Guide = Me"], allow me to add verses from the "aural" tradition taken from the black baptist churches across the nation. This congregational song is still = used at the opening part od the service called, 'devotion'.     1. I Woke up this morning with my mind...   2.Walkin' and talkin' with my mind...   3.Singin' and prayin' with my mind...   4.Ain't no harm to keep your mind...   The 4th verse stirs up the most emotion and is usually repeated many = times. In addition, by this time the congregation leader has requested the organinst to Tacet.   Also, you will find that this set of words fall easiest on the rhythm of = the song.   Rev. E.D. Truth Lutheran Church[Lutheran with an inner-city twist] Detroit, Michigan     _______________________________________________________________ Get Free Email and Do More On The Web. Visit http://www.msn.com  
(back) Subject: A Tracker Organ Builder in Southeast Michigan? YES! From: "Rev. Ed" <edwardorgan@hotmail.com> Date: Sat, 21 Aug 1999 11:51:08 PDT   Fellow Listers, I have found a tracker organ builder in Southeast Michigan.   Wigton Pipe Organs wigton@cardina.net   Has anyone ever heard of him?   When you e-mail him for info, tell him Rev. E.D. sent you     Rev. E.D.         _______________________________________________________________ Get Free Email and Do More On The Web. Visit http://www.msn.com  
(back) Subject: Restoration Offer!! From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Sat, 21 Aug 1999 16:27:24 -0500   Is there anyone in the South Alabama/North Florida/Southwest Georgia area who might be interested in doing some slight restoration work on a fair condition reed organ? Please let me know via private e-mail at woohoo99@hotmail.com I'm asking for a friend.     Thanks! -Kevin Cartwright Greenville, Alabama USA    
(back) Subject: Re: Looking for a Gospel Song............ From: runyonr@muohio.edu (Randolph Runyon) Date: Sat, 21 Aug 1999 20:09:31 -0700   > >>beginning 8/29/99: organist, Immanuel Presbyterian, Cinti.<< > >Randy-- >Ok, where's Cinti? But knowing that answer to Carlo's query, you >deserve an "attaboy". Best wishes on your new post. > --Neil >   It's a local abbreviation for "Cincinnati." I guess I forgot that only locals know what it means!   Thanks for your best wishes. I'm really looking forward to playing on the organ that comes with the new post. It's a Schantz 3-manual that is a delight to play and hear.   All best,   Randy   Randy Runyon interim organist, Monfort Heights United Methodist, Cincinnati beginning 8/29/99: organist, Immanuel Presbyterian, Cincinnati      
(back) Subject: Re: Console available From: "John M. Doney" <jdoney@email.msn.com> Date: Sat, 21 Aug 1999 21:19:13 -0000   I was asked to repost this. They need to get rid of it. JOHN     FOR SALE. 1967 Reuter organ console from First Presbyterian Church of St. Petersburg, Florida. Console has 3 manuals and is made of dark walnut. The keys are ivory and are in excellent condition. The console sits atop a 6' x 6' movable platform with a steel framework and a plywood top. The console has 89 drawknobs, 45 on the left side and 44 on the right side. There are 20 tilting tablets above the Swell manual. To the left of the tablets are 3 keyed switches for turning on blowers to the Main organ, the Antiphonal organ, and the Trompette en Chamade. To the right are 6 signal lights for signalling various parts of the church. There are 8 general pistons and 6 divisional pistons for Swell, Great, Positiv and Pedal. There are 3 divisional pistons for the Antiphonal stops. The divisional pistons of all 3 keyboards can be connected to the Pedal divisional pistons via on/off buttons. The console has two expression pedals and a Crescendo pedal, 2 Full Organ buttons, Swell Reeds on/off, Pedal Reeds on/off, setter button, lock for pistons, with indicator lights for Crescendo, Full Organ and Reeds on/off functions. The usual pedal couplers and reversibles are present. The console has electric action and is a beautiful piece of furniture in excellent condition. We are selling it because we recently upgraded to a larger 4-manual console with Solid State action. If new, this console would easily cost over $75.000. We are asking $2,000. The console is presently stored in the church's choir room. Removal would be at the expense of purchaser. For further information, please contact organist Jack Rain at 813/835-5225 or via e-mail at JackRain@webtv.net.          
(back) Subject: Re: 16' Gemshorn From: "Erik Johnson" <the_maitre@hotmail.com> Date: Sat, 21 Aug 1999 21:31:43 EDT   I have played two organs with 16' Gemshorns on the Great - one out west in =   Arizona where I was for a while and one here in Massachusetts. This organ being a rather small one of about 16Ranks I beleive.   Both instances the Gemshorn functioned admirably. Providing gravity = without the muddle often heard from 16' Bourdons. Also provided a defined pitch which almost all 16' Quintadons I have played have been unable to provide!   IHO I prefer a very light 16' Bourdon in the Recit to provide gravity - = but again it must be very light! And a 16' Montre or Prestant on the G.O. for =   heavy solemn stuff.   I say - go with the 16' Gemshorn!   The_Maitre     _______________________________________________________________ Get Free Email and Do More On The Web. Visit http://www.msn.com  
(back) Subject: gemshorn From: Innkawgneeto@webtv.net (N Brown) Date: Sat, 21 Aug 1999 22:41:03 -0400 (EDT)   A piece I'm working on calls for a gemshorn against an accomp of flutes. For the accomp, I'm using the 8' spitzflote on swell, w/ viole celeste (it works on our organ). Now for the gemshorn part. I don't have a gemshorn, so what I've been doing is using the 4' octave and 4' flute on the great, w/ gt to gt 16 on and the gt unison off. It sounds good, so I don't question that. But is that a fair substitute for the gemshorn? Just wondering. --Neil    
(back) Subject: Re: gemshorn From: Robert Horton <gemshorn@ukans.edu> Date: Sat, 21 Aug 1999 21:50:57 -0500 (CDT)   On Sat, 21 Aug 1999, N Brown wrote: > A piece I'm working on calls for a gemshorn against an accomp of flutes. > For the accomp, I'm using the 8' spitzflote on swell, w/ viole celeste > (it works on our organ). Now for the gemshorn part. .... > It sounds good, so I don't question that. But is that a fair > substitute for the gemshorn? Neil, I'd use a flute from the Great for the accompaniment, and use the Swell spitzflote for the solo. From my experience, the terms "spitzflote" and "gemshorn" are often used interchangeably by builders. What piece is this? A gemshorn is a kind of odd request for a solo voice, so I'm guessing it's a fairly recent work.   Robert Horton - GTA, University of Kansas http://falcon.cc.ukans.edu/~gemshorn/   "Does it change many dyslexics how to take a lightbulb?"    
(back) Subject: Re: A Tracker Organ Builder in Southeast Michigan? YES! From: Robert Horton <gemshorn@ukans.edu> Date: Sat, 21 Aug 1999 22:02:24 -0500 (CDT)   On Sat, 21 Aug 1999, Rev. Ed wrote: > Wigton Pipe Organs .... > Has anyone ever heard of him? Yup, I played a large 3m French style instrument of his in Detroit (Old St. Mary's) for the 98 ACDA convention. Here's what I remember of it. * The key action was a b**ch, even uncoupled * The llamada was fairly mild out in the room (it speaks almost directly into the positif de dos), though it was lethal up in the loft * Nice casework * The combination action lost our settings and kept us on edge for the performance * Some trouble with electric slider and stop actions also kept us on the edge of our seats, though it behaved for the show. * Did I mention the stiff key action? * Some nice flue work   That's the only instrument of his that I've experienced. Anybody know of other installations?   Robert Horton - GTA, University of Kansas http://falcon.cc.ukans.edu/~gemshorn   "Does it change many dyslexics how to take a lightbulb?"    
(back) Subject: Re: gemshorn From: Innkawgneeto@webtv.net (N Brown) Date: Sat, 21 Aug 1999 23:20:08 -0400 (EDT)   Robert, hot off the 1999 presses--the Biery "We Walk by Faith" has a cantabile movement. The gemshorn is to play the hymntune after the counter melody played by sesqualtiera. The flute in the great is too strong (to my ears anyway) to accomp the spitz in the swell.   I thought a gemshorn was more of a soft diapason. Shows ya what I know. Thanks for enlightening me.   Anyway, I like using the 4' octave an octave down because it's rounder and less prominent. The 4' flute mellows it out beautifully. That's why I chose it.   Neil    
(back) Subject: Re: gemshorn From: Bud/Burgie <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Sat, 21 Aug 1999 20:37:19 -0700   Might be closer to the sound without the flute ... a Gemshorn is a tapered open metal principal/string hybrid ... but whatever works on your organ.   Cheers,   Bud   N Brown wrote:   > A piece I'm working on calls for a gemshorn against an accomp of flutes. > For the accomp, I'm using the 8' spitzflote on swell, w/ viole celeste > (it works on our organ). Now for the gemshorn part. > I don't have a gemshorn, so what I've been doing is using the 4' > octave and 4' flute on the great, w/ gt to gt 16 on and the gt unison > off. > It sounds good, so I don't question that. But is that a fair > substitute for the gemshorn? > Just wondering. > --Neil > > "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: gemshorn From: Innkawgneeto@webtv.net (N Brown) Date: Sat, 21 Aug 1999 23:51:11 -0400 (EDT)   Thanks Bud. That's kind of what I was thinking. --Neil    
(back) Subject: RE: 16' Gemshorn From: "Dennis Goward" <dgoward@intsvc.com> Date: Sat, 21 Aug 1999 20:49:52 -0700       > -----Original Message----- > From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of > Erik Johnson > Sent: Saturday, August 21, 1999 6:32 PM > To: pipechat@pipechat.org > Subject: Re: 16' Gemshorn > > > I have played two organs with 16' Gemshorns on the Great - one > out west in > Arizona   Where in Arizona might that have been?   Dennis GOward   >  
(back) Subject: Crown Imperial From: Bob Scarborough <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Sat, 21 Aug 1999 21:16:50 -0700   Has anyone here used Walton's (arr. Murrill) "Crown Imperial", = commissioned I believe for the 1937 coronation, for a wedding? Just a thought....   DeserTBoB    
(back) Subject: Crown Imperial From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com> Date: Sun, 22 Aug 1999 03:32:54 EDT     Yeppers.............I've played it for weddings, postludes and in concert. =   It's a very nice piece, but a bit long.   Carlo     ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com