PipeChat Digest #1198 - Tuesday, December 21, 1999
 
In Search Of....
  by "Wietstock, Steven M" <swietsto@indiana.edu>
Re: In Search Of....
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
Re: In Search Of....
  by "Bud" <Quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: Annual Christmas Concert
  by "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu>
looking for........
  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com>
Re: opinions needed.....
  by "Dan Miller" <dmiller@rodgers.rain.com>
Re: Nativity Vehicles (xpost)
  by "Dan Miller" <dmiller@rodgers.rain.com>
Kimball MIDI conversion
  by "george e. swartz" <k7rni@premier1.net>
Re: Kimball MIDI conversion
  by "Bud" <Quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: Kimball MIDI conversion
  by <ORGANUT@aol.com>
Re: Kimball MIDI conversion
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: Nativity Vehicles
  by <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
O Come All Ye Faithful with lots of foot-work
  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com>
 


(back) Subject: In Search Of.... From: "Wietstock, Steven M" <swietsto@indiana.edu> Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 09:20:09 -0500   Though not organ related, I need some assistance.   Our choir would like to do Bill Gaither's original version of "Alleluia: A Praise Gathering for Believers" in Feb/Mar of 2000. However, this title = is out of print, and the other church in our area that we knew who had it trashed it a couple of years ago.   Does anyone know of a source were we could beg, borrow, or steal about 25 copies? Please reply to me privately.   Thanks in advance for your assistance.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Steven M. Wietstock, Ph.D. Phone: 812-855-2700 Coord. of Instructional Programs Fax: 812-855-8300 Department of Chemistry, C021 Indiana University Email: swietsto@indiana.edu 800 E. Kirkwood Ave Bloomington, IN 47405-7102 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  
(back) Subject: Re: In Search Of.... From: <DRAWKNOB@aol.com> Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 10:40:18 EST   In a message dated 12/20/99 8:23:36 AM Central Standard Time, swietsto@indiana.edu writes:   << Our choir would like to do Bill Gaither's original version of = "Alleluia: A Praise Gathering for Believers" >>   Agh hum, there is a good reason why it's out of print....   John  
(back) Subject: Re: In Search Of.... From: "Bud" <Quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 09:32:04 -0800   (Chuckle) ... every time I see that title, I have to wonder if = non-believers were welcome as well (grin). You might check with the nearest Metropolitan = Community Church ... it was real popular with them a number of years ago. I think I = played it at MCC/San Diego when I was organist there.   Cheers,   Bud   DRAWKNOB@aol.com wrote:   > In a message dated 12/20/99 8:23:36 AM Central Standard Time, > swietsto@indiana.edu writes: > > << Our choir would like to do Bill Gaither's original version of = "Alleluia: A > Praise Gathering for Believers" >> > > Agh hum, there is a good reason why it's out of print.... > > John > > "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: Annual Christmas Concert From: "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu> Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 17:15:52 -0700   >Greetings everyone, > > I've been busy for the past month or so, not being able to read m= y >mail very often, but I thought I'd post a little something about my annual >Christmas Concert. Here's the programme. > >Joy To The World--->Diane Bish arr. >   >Angels We Have Heard On High--->Diane Bish arr. >Silent Night--->Virgil Fox arr. >Drummer Boy/Pat-A-Pan--->Diane Bish arr. >God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen--->John Rutter arr. >No=CEl--->Th=C8odore Dubois >Christmas; An Opening Piece--->Gaston Dethier > > If I don't post again before next week, I'd like to wish you all a >very Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2000!!! > >Carlo   And a very merry one to you, Carlo. By the way, I saw Ms. Bish on TBN last night in an anthology of Christmas broadcasts, and she played an "O Come, All Ye Faithful" that I don't think I've seen the score to. It involves a lot of pedal work. Are you familiar with it and can you tell us where it may be found?   P.S. Nice sense of humour you have, to close with "An Opening Piece"!!   Randy Runyon organist, Immanuel Presbyterian, Cincinnati      
(back) Subject: looking for........ From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com> Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 17:21:16 EST   anyone out there know where I can get a copy of "A Song Of Sunshine" by Alfred Hollins?   Carlo ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com    
(back) Subject: Re: opinions needed..... From: "Dan Miller" <dmiller@rodgers.rain.com> Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 14:39:41 PST   Yes, it is a great concert work, and it is a blast to play.... for the = organ virtuoso who can handle rapid 16th note pedal passages, 4-note pedal = chords, and manual toccata flash. I highly recommend it.   Dan Miller       From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com> Subject: opinions needed..... Date sent: Sun, 19 Dec 1999 23:22:18 EST   > Greetings everyone, > > I'm thinking of learning a new piece called "Grand Fantasia = on > 'Joy To The World'" by Marc F. Cheban. Does anyone out there know = it/play > it? It looks pretty fun and I was wondering if it would be considered a > concert piece. Let me know what you all think. > > Carlo    
(back) Subject: Re: Nativity Vehicles (xpost) From: "Dan Miller" <dmiller@rodgers.rain.com> Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 14:45:41 PST     > The Kings: arrived in Regals > > The Shepherds: arrived in staff cars > and the Wise Men arrived in Fire Trucks. .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... ..because they came from afar.     (and I have that on the authority of my father-in-law, who is a preacher!)     Dan Miller  
(back) Subject: Kimball MIDI conversion From: "george e. swartz" <k7rni@premier1.net> Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 15:40:55 -0800   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0006_01BF4B00.9ADCAD60 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Does anyone know the best place to start in the conversion of a pipe =3D organ to midi control? I have a relatively simple 2 manual plus foot =3D pedal Kimball, about 1900 vintage. there are about 40 stops and about =3D 16 ranks. I would want to add presets which organ doesn't have now. =3D George   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0006_01BF4B00.9ADCAD60 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD W3 HTML//EN"> <HTML> <HEAD>   <META content=3D3Dtext/html;charset=3D3Diso-8859-1 =3D http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type> <META content=3D3D'"MSHTML 4.72.3110.7"' name=3D3DGENERATOR> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>Does anyone know the best place to start in the =3D conversion of=3D20 a pipe organ to midi control?&nbsp; I have a relatively simple 2 manual = =3D plus=3D20 foot pedal Kimball, about 1900 vintage.&nbsp; there are about 40 stops =3D and about=3D20 16 ranks.&nbsp; I would want to add presets which organ doesn't have =3D now.&nbsp;=3D20 George</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0006_01BF4B00.9ADCAD60--    
(back) Subject: Re: Kimball MIDI conversion From: "Bud" <Quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 16:29:55 -0800   EEEK!   Not a job for ANYBODY but a seasoned pipe organ tech who's also conversant with current electronics applications. But I'm not sure that MIDI is necessarily what you mean, altogether. A turn-of-the-century Kimball electro-pneumatic console COULD be converted to solid-state control, which COULD include MIDI in, out and through, as well as bazillions of pistons, and whatever couplers you might want, up to and including "Pedal to Music Rack Melody Octave Coupler 2' ". But in any case what you're talking about is essentially gutting the console and using only the shell, stop-rail, manuals and pedals ... everything else would have to be new. There's no point in tinkering with a turn-of-the-century electrical system. Then there's the question of whether or not your manuals are far enough apart to accommodate pistons (unless there are already fixed pistons there). It might be cheaper to buy a new or used solid-state console that includes what you want.   Cheers,   Bud, who's been known to turn a wrench on a Hammond or two (grin)   "george e. swartz" wrote:   > Does anyone know the best place to start in the conversion of a pipe > organ to midi control? I have a relatively simple 2 manual plus foot > pedal Kimball, about 1900 vintage. there are about 40 stops and about > 16 ranks. I would want to add presets which organ doesn't have now. > George    
(back) Subject: Re: Kimball MIDI conversion From: <ORGANUT@aol.com> Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 21:14:04 EST   In a message dated 12/20/99 5:53:19 PM Central Standard Time, k7rni@premier1.net writes:   << Does anyone know the best place to start in the conversion of a pipe = organ to midi control? I have a relatively simple 2 manual plus foot pedal Kimball, about 1900 vintage. there are about 40 stops and about 16 ranks. = I would want to add presets which organ doesn't have now. George >> If you are referrring to record playback midi control, I can recommend a system I am presently using. Email me privately.   Later, Phil L.  
(back) Subject: Re: Kimball MIDI conversion From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 22:24:49 -0500   My WurliTzer in my friends' house is a 1927 vintage, all-pneumatic console (origional). My friend knows a man in Denver who designs and builds MIDI units. Dr. Robt. Suding is his name. Robert came out here to Indiana and I helped him install a play-back, = record system on the Wurli. Nothing in the console was altered at all.   The system plays the manuals, stops, swells, pistons, toe studs -the whole schmere -plus it flushes the toilet if one finds the secret button!   What is neat is, you can play and record yourself, then select a list of songs to hear, go back in the swell boxes and listen to yourself play -boo-boo's and all!   Guests get off by seeing the drums, bells and clangers banging, and the chimes chiming.   The unit has a juke-box thing on it where whole selections can play for hours- just like an endless music roll.   Rick      
(back) Subject: Re: Nativity Vehicles From: <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net> Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 23:36:57 -0500 (EST)   cool, Dan, cool!! 8-)   Neil    
(back) Subject: O Come All Ye Faithful with lots of foot-work From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com> Date: Tue, 21 Dec 1999 01:18:30 EST   Randy et al,   the piece you saw Diane play can be found in her Christmas collection (spiral bound, red cover). In her book, it's called "Variations =   on 'O Come All Ye Faithful'" by Gaston Dethier. It starts off with a traditional verse, followed by 5 variations, the last one being the one = with sixteenth notes in the pedals (ending with an 8-beat trill!!!) I have the original score, entitled "Christmas; An Opening Piece", which includes = what you saw and much, much more. It was originally published by J. Fischer & Bro. in 1902. I was very fortunate to get an original from a fellow list member. So, if you want to buy what you saw her play, you may order = through The Joy Of Music or most music stores in North America or by contacting Gentry publications. If you want the original piece in it's entirety, then =   you have lots of buttering up to do to me!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!   Carlo ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com