PipeChat Digest #1203 - Sunday, December 26, 1999
 
pipe organ layout software
  by "Mr. Jan S. VanDerStad" <dcob@nac.net>
Re: pipe organ layout software
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Favorite Christmas Organ Pieces
  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com>
Re: [organchat] Favorite Christmas Organ Pieces
  by "John  M. Doney" <jdoney@email.msn.com>
Re: Chestnuts & Yuletide Echoes recital
  by "bruce cornely" <rohrschok8@webtv.net>
Re: Favorite Christmas Organ Pieces
  by "bruce cornely" <rohrschok8@webtv.net>
RE: Favorite Christmas Organ Pieces
  by "Stephen F. P. Karr" <karr_sf@ACADMN.MERCER.EDU>
Re: [organchat] Favorite Christmas Organ Pieces
  by "Evelyn Rowe" <efrowe@mindspring.com>
RE: Favorite Christmas Organ Pieces
  by "Evelyn Rowe" <efrowe@mindspring.com>
Re: Chestnuts & Yuletide Echoes recital
  by "mreeves@vzinet.com" <mreeves@vzinet.com>
Re: Chestnuts & Yuletide Echoes recital
  by "bruce cornely" <rohrschok8@webtv.net>
 


(back) Subject: pipe organ layout software From: "Mr. Jan S. VanDerStad" <dcob@nac.net> Date: Sat, 25 Dec 1999 13:35:44 -0500   Hi All-   I am in search for some sort of pipe organ layout CAD software platform to use with my other CAD software.   A search for such a thing a year ago proved to be in vain.   If there is such a thing downloadable from the web, or if it's available anywhere else, could some of you lead me to sources? Thanks   Mr. Jan VanDerStad  
(back) Subject: Re: pipe organ layout software From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> Date: Sat, 25 Dec 1999 17:16:52 -0600   At 1:35 PM -0500 12/25/99, Mr. Jan S. VanDerStad wrote: >Hi All- > >I am in search for some sort of pipe organ layout CAD software platform >to use with my other CAD software.   Jan   Allan Ontko of Ontko Pipe Organs developed a layout software for organ builders called OrganCADD. It was based on Generic CADD which was a DOS based program. He is now, as I understand it, porting it over to Vectorworks which is a Windows (and if I am not mistaken a cross-platform with MAC) CADD program. if you go to his site http://www.OntkoPipeOrgans.com/index2.html I think you can sign up for a mailing list regarding the release of this layout program.   Allan sometimes contributes to these lists so you may also get a reply directly from him.   David    
(back) Subject: Favorite Christmas Organ Pieces From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com> Date: Sat, 25 Dec 1999 21:30:26 EST   Greetings everyone,   I hope you're all having a great time wherever you are. I = don't expect many responses today. Since it's Christmas and we've all been busy = at our respective churches, you're probably resting and relaxing = (well-deserved may I add). I had a thread going a while ago concerning everyone's = favorite organ pieces. Since it's now Christmas, I was wondering what your favorite =   Christmas pieces/arrangements are. Mine are: Joy To The World--->Diane Bish arr. Toccata on "Hark The Herald Angels Sing"--->Diane Bish Christmas; An Opening Piece--->Gaston Dethier Variations On An Ancient Christmas Carol--->Gaston Dethier Carol Rhapsody--->Richard Purvis Greensleeves--->Richard Purvis O Run Ye Shepherds--->Max Drischner O=F9 s'en vont ces Gaies Bergers?--->Claude Balbastre No=EBl--->Henri Mulet Toccata on "Veni Emmanuel"--->Andrew Carter Chorale Prelude on "Resonet In Laudibus"--->Sigfrid Karg-Elert God Rest You Merry Gentlemen--->John Rutter Postlude on "Mendelssohn"--->David Willcocks   What are some of your favorites?   Carlo ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com    
(back) Subject: Re: [organchat] Favorite Christmas Organ Pieces From: "John M. Doney" <jdoney@email.msn.com> Date: Sat, 25 Dec 1999 21:45:25 -0000   Two of my favorites which I used over the last couple of days include Karg-Elert Chorale Prelude on "Vom Himmel Hoch" and Everett Titcomb's = "Puer Natus Est." I used the Daquin Swiss Noel, Balbastre"Josef est bien Marie" and the choir director and I did an arrangement of "O Holy Night" for = piano and organ arr. by Fred Bock. For 2 of the postludes, I did "In Dulci Jubilo" - Bach with the big chords and scales. Guess what! Tomorrow is Sunday and I wonder if anyone will come to church today. JOHN        
(back) Subject: Re: Chestnuts & Yuletide Echoes recital From: "bruce cornely" <rohrschok8@webtv.net> Date: Sat, 25 Dec 1999 21:57:24 -0500 (EST)     Christmas Day -- 4pm First United Methodist--Gainesville FL Moller organ 1942/79 =A0 3/38   Chestnuts & Yuletide Echoes   In dulci jubilo -- JS Bach =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0(the last grand sound of Christmas -- the rest of the recital was quiet echoes)   The Christmas Gospel: John 1:1-14 (read)   Of the Father's Love Begotten -- Gerald Near   Infant Holy, Infant Lowly -- Dale Wood   Gesu Bambino -- Pietro Yon   O Come, Little Children -- Dale Wood   Winds Through the Olive Trees -- Wetzler/Wood   He is Born (Il es ne') -- Dale Wood   What Child is This -- Richard Purvis   A Christmas Reverie -- John Gordon Seely   Silent Night, Holy Night -- Dale Wood     Attendance was only about 30, but it's a very nice group of recital regulars. =A0 The candles in the windows were lit as well as the 3-candle sconces in the aisles and the Christmas decorations were lovely in the dim light. =A0 And it was cold... well, about 40F (pffft.... big deal!)   bruce cornely ~:~:~ rohrschok8@webtv.net gainesville, florida    
(back) Subject: Re: Favorite Christmas Organ Pieces From: "bruce cornely" <rohrschok8@webtv.net> Date: Sat, 25 Dec 1999 22:23:43 -0500 (EST)   >I was wondering what your favorite Christmas > pieces/arrangements are. Greensleeves--->Richard Purvis must rank up at the top, since I've been playing it for years and never tire of it.   Karg-Elert Chorale Improvisations on "From heaven above" and "How brightly shines the morning star" are two of my favorites. Karg-Elert's style of elegant chromaticism and lush harmonies never cease to satisfy my ears and challenge my finers. It's also fun to replay these pieces using new registrations; they take on new life.   In dulci jubilo -- JS Bach (the big one) is another of my favorites, although I do like the others.   Of the Father's Love Begotten -- Gerald Near is one of my new favorites. It is an extremely well-crafted piece and much like K-E takes the ears on a serene ride through very pleasant terrain. I think this one will be with me for a long time.   I have just come upon a book by Dale Wood, Christmas Pipings, which I initially got for a student but did not pass it along because he doesn't like to read music (yet!) and became enchanted with several pieces while using it for sightreading one afternoon. Some gems from this book were used in my Christmas Day "Chestnuts & Yuletide Echoes" recital today. Infant Holy, Infant Lowly; O Come, Little Children (a must play... just too cute!); Winds Through the Olive Trees; He is Born (Il es ne'), and Silent Night, Holy Night. All of these are readily sight-readable and very lovely. In my book, they are perfect for setting a serene mood for Christmas and offer many possibilities for creative registration. A Christmas Reverie -- John Gordon Seely, is from about 1930, and is a very nice medly of "O come little children", "It came upon a midnight clear," with touches of "Silent Night" added.   > Guess what! Tomorrow is Sunday and I > wonder if anyone will come to church today. I'm not sure what the question is, but I wish the liturgical calendar people would place Christmas Day as the last Sunday in December and leave it there; while I'm on the subject, Easter would be nice set as the second or third Sunday in April and locked in! Think how nice it would be always to have a midweek rehearsal before Christmas, a large Christmas Eve service on Saturday night, and a quiet Christmas Day service, since few clergy would have the gall to cancel Sunday worship. It just baffles me that one of the two highest festivals in the church year often goes without a service on that day. Christmas Day is my favorite liturgy of the year! To try to answer the question.... tomorrow is Sunday and there will probably be a reduced attendance, today is Saturday and attendance will be even less, even though it is Christmas Day, provided services are even offered.   bruce cornely ~:~:~ rohrschok8@webtv.net gainesville, florida    
(back) Subject: RE: Favorite Christmas Organ Pieces From: "Stephen F. P. Karr" <karr_sf@ACADMN.MERCER.EDU> Date: Sat, 25 Dec 1999 22:29:01 -0500   Hi-   >Toccata on "Veni Emmanuel"--->Andrew Carter >Chorale Prelude on "Resonet In Laudibus"--->Sigfrid Karg-Elert >God Rest You Merry Gentlemen--->John Rutter >Postlude on "Mendelssohn"--->David Willcocks   You must have the Oxford book of Christmas music! I play the Carter, and = I think it's a fabulous piece. I also love the Bach Nun Komm that's in = there, as well as the William Lloyd Weber (whom I respect much more than his son, = but that's another story) Coventry Carol. I got it as a graduation present = from high school. A couple of other Christmas favorites for me are the Dupre "Variations sur un Noel," of which I'm playing the final fugue and toccata =   tomorrow for the first time publicly at a church where I'm subbing, and = also Tim Tikker's "Variations sur un Vieux Noel" which is a fabulous piece. It = won the '93-'94 Holtkamp composition prize from the AGO. It runs the gamut = from early music to Messaien and everywhere in between. It has a gloriously = loud ten-finger chord on the last page of the last movement (to be played on = the en chamade trumpets over full organ), which is mostly in 7/8 time. It also = has all sorts of pedal scales and runs which are hard to learn, but once = they're in your feet, they're a lot of fun.   -Stephen      
(back) Subject: Re: [organchat] Favorite Christmas Organ Pieces From: "Evelyn Rowe" <efrowe@mindspring.com> Date: Sat, 25 Dec 1999 23:24:45 -0500   I'm playing on Sunday at a little Methodist church on Wisconsin Ave. (Washington, DC). I'm doing a piece that is new for me but which I liked immediately when I read through it a couple of years ago, Guilmant's "Alsatian Noel" -- I knew the tune from a record of French carols that I had back in the 60's. It's sweet and sentimental and will go over pretty well with this crowd, but I heard Mark Husey play it at the Washington Cathedral a couple of years ago, and it is tastefully sweet and = sentimental.   I like several of the Daquin Noels, especially the Noel Etranger. I also play some of the Balbastre ones, but it's pretty rare around here to encounter the kind of organ you really need for those. For an organ of limited resources, nothing beats the very first organ piece I learned, the Bach In Dulci Jubilo, pastorale version. Helmut Walcha did one in the = same vein on "Quem Pastores" (the same book that has one of the best = Passiontide preludes I've encountered, on "Herzliebster Jesu"). I just bought Bruce Neswick's Fantasia on Adeste Fideles and look forward to trying it out.     Evie   mailto:efrowe@mindspring.com  
(back) Subject: RE: Favorite Christmas Organ Pieces From: "Evelyn Rowe" <efrowe@mindspring.com> Date: Sat, 25 Dec 1999 23:29:14 -0500   I left out one: "Les Anges" from La Nativite. My dream job would be one where I could get away with playing that as a postlude at the midnight = Mass.   Evie   mailto:efrowe@mindspring.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Chestnuts & Yuletide Echoes recital From: "mreeves@vzinet.com" <mreeves@vzinet.com> Date: Sat, 25 Dec 1999 23:37:14 -0600     Bruce;   I notice you performed "Winds Through the Olive Trees" -- Wetzler/Wood. = Is that the version with harp and handbells? How did the audience recieve it?   Mark Reeves, Dir. of Music/Organist mreeves@vzinet.com First UMC - Canton, Texas http://netministries.org/see/churches/ch02328   Personal quote: "Music is the common language of heaven and earth"      
(back) Subject: Re: Chestnuts & Yuletide Echoes recital From: "bruce cornely" <rohrschok8@webtv.net> Date: Sun, 26 Dec 1999 01:23:51 -0500 (EST)   The setting I played of Winds Through the Olive Trees is by Dale Wood. It's really quite nice, and very similar to the setting for handbells, organ and harp by Wetzler. I've almost gotten the Wetzler piece comfortable for organ only.   I really like it and am going to order the choral setting as well.   bruce cornely ~:~:~ rohrschok8@webtv.net gainesville, florida