PipeChat Digest #1206 - Tuesday, December 28, 1999
 
Bach anniversary
  by "Margo Dillard" <dillardm@airmail.net>
Re: Carl Nielsen "Festival Prelude to the New Century"
  by "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Paul Manz
  by "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Paul Manz
  by <Pblobaum@aol.com>
Re: improvisation
  by "Bud" <Quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re:  Paul Manz
  by "Shirley" <pnst@snip.net>
What does this mean...(cross posted)
  by "Hugh Drogemuller" <lon.hdrogemuller@wwdc.com>
Memory Levels
  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com>
Re: Paul Manz
  by "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Ronald Watson "Happy Birthday, Herr Bach"
  by "Dr. Darryl Miller" <organdok@safari.net>
Re: Paul Manz & mt. Olive
  by <Pblobaum@aol.com>
Olives
  by "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Pipe Organ for sale on ebay
  by "ray ahrens" <ray_ahrens@hotmail.com>
Moller Artistes [was: Pipe Organ for sale on ebay]
  by "Matthew J Collins" <mcoll@panix.com>
Re: Paul Manz
  by "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com>
Re: What does this mean...(cross posted)
  by "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com>
Re: Paul Manz
  by "Roy Wilson" <royjaneann@hotmail.com>
Re: Paul Manz
  by "Karl E. Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersv.edu>
Re: What does this mean...(cross posted)
  by "Hugh Drogemuller" <lon.hdrogemuller@wwdc.com>
Re: What does this mean...(cross posted)
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: What does this mean...(cross posted)
  by "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com>
Re: What does this mean...(cross posted)
  by "Douglas A Campbell" <dougcampbell@juno.com>
Re: What does this mean...(cross posted)
  by "Chris Baker" <cembalist@chorale.demon.co.uk>
Christmas organ pieces -- Drischner & Manz
  by "Dr. Darryl Miller" <organdok@safari.net>
Re: Paul Manz
  by "Evelyn Rowe" <efrowe@mindspring.com>
Re: Moller Artistes [was: Pipe Organ for sale on ebay]
  by <Tspiggle@aol.com>
 


(back) Subject: Bach anniversary From: "Margo Dillard" <dillardm@airmail.net> Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 07:13:02 -0600   OK - this may be a stupid questions, but I seem to have missed part of a discussion somewhere. I keep seeing references to a 200th anniversary for Bach that is apparently coming up soon, as many people seem to be getting ready to do programs. What is this the 200th anniversary of? Bach's dates are 1685-1750. By my calculations, the 200th already went by, and I'll never live to see the 300th....   Margo  
(back) Subject: Re: Carl Nielsen "Festival Prelude to the New Century" From: "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 08:53:26 -0500   > From: JKVDP@aol.com > > "Arrangeret for orgel efter komponistens klaverudgave".   Jerry: No, I can't, beyond the obvious "arranged for organ [after the = style of?] . . . . ."   BUT: St. John's Lutheran Church, at 55th and Phinney, there in Seattle, right across the street from the lion's cage at Woodland Park Zoo, as I recall, still has worship in Danish. SOMEBODY there should be able to tackle that phrase. telephone 784 1040.   Alan Freed    
(back) Subject: Re: Paul Manz From: "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 09:13:23 -0500   > From: DudelK@aol.com > > he is "one of > the masters" of hymn improvisation in America.   Well, OK. But I'd be interested in hearing the names of a few others = who'd be in the Top Ten. John Ferguson? Gerre Hancock? Who else? (Isn't it amazing how the field has improved in the past 20 years?)   Alan    
(back) Subject: Re: Paul Manz From: <Pblobaum@aol.com> Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 10:57:53 EST   I was fortunate to attend a Hymn Festival in observance of the 450th anniversary of the Lutheran Chorale which featured Dr. Manz at the church = of his last employment, The Lutheran Church of St. Luke in Chicago. The Valparaiso University Chorale also participated.   This Hymn Festival was recorded for commercial distribution early in 2000. = Apparently there is no commercially available recording of a Paul Manz = hymn festival, this will be the first. I believe it will be published by Augsburg Fortress Publishing House. The festival was sponsored by the American Association of Lutheran Church Musicians <ALCM> .   It was a thrill to listen to Dr. Manz's improvisations and sing these chorales, even if the verses did modulate to A flat major <which gave a killer Tenor line...> SInce this festival was being recorded, the recording engineers deemed that several of the performance had to be = re-done, one had 3 takes i think due to coughing, poor entrances <Dr. Manz loves pregnant pauses between verses and it was a guessing game where and when = to come in with the next verse> and street noises.   I was fortunate to hear him in 1981 at Olivet Lutheran church in = Minneapolis when my college band, the Wartburg College Band, played for worship there; =   and I have also attended other hymn festivals in which he was the featured =   organist.   Paul Blobaum Organist/Chancel Choir Director Trinity Lutheran Church ELCA Park Forest, IL  
(back) Subject: Re: improvisation From: "Bud" <Quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 08:02:37 -0800   Unfortunately most of the names I'd list have gone to that Great Organ = Loft In The Sky ... but I'd certainly add David Willcocks to that list, if "Hymns = For Choirs" is any indication of what he probably does off the top of his head = (or did, when he was still playing the organ regularly). I don't know many of = the younger generation of Anglican organists in this country, having been out = of the "St. Grottlesex" circuit for so long ... certainly Don Pearson at St. John's Cathedral in Denver is a master of EVERYTHING he does, if the CDs = are a fair sampling (and I think they are) ... McNeil Robinson, when he was = still at St. Mary-the-Virgin in NYC ... Fred Swan, certainly ... there are also = certain CHURCHES where the art is still very much alive, though I can't remember = the current incumbents' names: The Ascension in Chicago, St. Luke's in = Evanston, IL, Church of the Advent in Boston, St. Paul's K Street in DC ... = Incarnation and St. Michael and All Angels in Dallas, John Fenstermaker at the = Cathedral in San Francisco ...   I studied improvisation with Hancock when he was at Christ Church in = Cincinnati .... he is a master TEACHER of the art as well. It was from him that I = learned "if you make a mistake, incorporate it into the improvisation" (grin).   Cheers,   Bud   Alan Freed wrote:   > > From: DudelK@aol.com > > > > he is "one of > > the masters" of hymn improvisation in America. > > Well, OK. But I'd be interested in hearing the names of a few others = who'd > be in the Top Ten. John Ferguson? Gerre Hancock? Who else? (Isn't it > amazing how the field has improved in the past 20 years?) > > Alan > > "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: Paul Manz From: "Shirley" <pnst@snip.net> Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 11:43:35 -0500   Subject: Re: Paul Manz Carlo Pietroniro wrote:   > <snip>...Other than the 3 Christmas books and the book for > Weddings and General use (where God of Grace is from), what other books = does > he have out and are they all published by MorningStar?   Yes, they're all published now by MorningStar. There is a LOT of material. A search at http://www.jwpepper.com/ shows that they can be ordered online from J. W. Pepper, music distributors headquartered near Philadelphia with warehouses throughout the country (US, this is, although they will ship abroad).   Anybody have particular favorite books that you use more frequently than others?   Tnx.   --Shirley    
(back) Subject: What does this mean...(cross posted) From: "Hugh Drogemuller" <lon.hdrogemuller@wwdc.com> Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 11:51:40 -0500   I was looking at a spec for the solid stating of a console and in the = spec was the term "Memory Level Pistons (up/down)" Anyone have experience with this particular feature and how it works? This is not the same as Piston sequencing.    
(back) Subject: Memory Levels From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com> Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 12:10:44 EST   Hugh,   if the organ has, let's say, 20 pistons, and there are 2 = memory levels, then you actually have 40. They're great to have if there's more than one organist who uses the instrument. Each organist can have his/her own memory level, allowing him/her to set combinations without disturbing whatever the other oganist has set.   Carlo ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com    
(back) Subject: Re: Paul Manz From: "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 13:07:39 -0500   > From: Pblobaum@aol.com > > I was fortunate to hear him in 1981 at Olivet Lutheran church in = Minneapolis   Paul, I can't call you wrong on that; I wasn't there. But I have a suspicion that it may have been Mt. Olive rather than Mt. Olivet. The maestro was cantor at the former for some time. The tradition continues = at Mt. Olive with the very competent Mark Sedio at the Schlicker.   Alan    
(back) Subject: Re: Ronald Watson "Happy Birthday, Herr Bach" From: "Dr. Darryl Miller" <organdok@safari.net> Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 12:59:50 -0500   At 09:32 AM 12/28/99 -0600, Michael and Dirk wrote: > >>A funny thing to play in a 2000 Bach-concert could be "Happy Birthday, = Herr >>Bach" by Ronald Watson (Oecumuse), combining the "Wachet auf"-theme with >>"Happy birthday to you".   Hi, Y'all:   I saw this piece mentioned some time ago on the List and called Lois Fyfe music in Nashville. And what to my wandering (!) eye should appear but a brown-paper-wrapped packaged from Lois with the Ronald Watson piece. 3 pages for $10. It looks just like the "regular" "Watchet Auf" with a few adjustments in the left hand for the new c.f.   I haven't taken it to the console yet, but will have a go at it as soon as Church Music Explosion winds down. If any of you wanna see what's = happening at our workshop in January (is it reallllllly next week?) check out our website at http://www.crpc.org and double-clik on Church Music Explosion. It should be a fun week.   Yours,   Darryl by the Sea Fort Lauderdale    
(back) Subject: Re: Paul Manz & mt. Olive From: <Pblobaum@aol.com> Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 14:46:39 EST   Youre right, but I am ALWAYS getting the two mixed up!!     Paul  
(back) Subject: Olives From: "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 15:24:05 -0500   > This message is in MIME format. Since your mail reader does not = understand this format, some or all of this message may not be legible.   --MS_Mac_OE_3029239445_41371950_MIME_Part Content-type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-transfer-encoding: 7bit   > From: Pblobaum@aol.com > > I was fortunate to hear him in 1981 at Olivet Lutheran church in = Minneapolis   Paul, I can't call you wrong on that; I wasn't there. But I have a suspicion that it may have been Mt. Olive rather than Mt. Olivet. The maestro was cantor at the former for some time. The tradition continues = at Mt. Olive with the very competent Mark Sedio at the Schlicker.   Alan     --MS_Mac_OE_3029239445_41371950_MIME_Part Content-type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-transfer-encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML> <HEAD> <TITLE>Olives</TITLE> </HEAD> <BODY> &gt; From: <FONT COLOR=3D3D"#0000FF"><U>Pblobaum@aol.com<BR> </U></FONT>&gt; <BR> &gt; I was fortunate to hear him in 1981 at Olivet Lutheran church in = Minne=3D apolis <BR> <BR> Paul, I can't call you wrong on that; I wasn't there. &nbsp;But I have a = su=3D spicion that it may have been Mt. Olive rather than Mt. Olivet. &nbsp;The = ma=3D estro was cantor at the former for some time. &nbsp;The tradition = continues =3D at Mt. Olive with the very competent Mark Sedio at the Schlicker. = &nbsp;<BR> <BR> Alan<BR> </BODY> </HTML>     --MS_Mac_OE_3029239445_41371950_MIME_Part--    
(back) Subject: Re: Pipe Organ for sale on ebay From: "ray ahrens" <ray_ahrens@hotmail.com> Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 12:21:02 PST     >I know from time to time there are folks looking for an organ for >their home. The following is on auction on ebay - 3 rank Moller >Artiste that was Marylin Mason's instrument. And the reserve price >is not bad. Would make a nice practice instrument for someone. > >http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3D223792689 > >David >   Hey Y'all!!   This is not Marilyn's instrument, it was a practice organ at the = Univerisity of Michigan School of Music. Spent many hours on it as a student-not a = bad instrument. There is a 3man Reuter in Marilyn's studio from the early 60s =   and she has a 1man Walker at her home which replaced something she and her =   husband put together. ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com    
(back) Subject: Moller Artistes [was: Pipe Organ for sale on ebay] From: "Matthew J Collins" <mcoll@panix.com> Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 15:39:05 -0500 (EST)   I see that Moller Artiste and Double Artiste models are occasionally = offered for sale by various parties. Could anybody provide some general info = about just how these were configured (and/or what options were available) -- # manuals, stops, ranks, etc. for our collective edification?   --- MJ (who's gonna trade in the RT-3 on a pipe unit, someday) C --- mcoll@panix.com --- http://www.panix.com/~mcoll = ------------------------ Copyright 1999 Matthew J. Collins. Reproduction or distribution = prohibited except for direct response on Usenet or e-mail. Unsolicited commercial email will be proofread at $175 per message. Hi mom.    
(back) Subject: Re: Paul Manz From: "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com> Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 14:39:06 -0600   Alan Freed wrote:   > Well, OK. But I'd be interested in hearing the names of a few others = who'd > be in the Top Ten. John Ferguson? Gerre Hancock? Who else? (Isn't it > amazing how the field has improved in the past 20 years?)   and in a response, bud wrote, in part:   > ...<snip> there are also certain > CHURCHES where the art is still very much alive, though I can't remember = the > current incumbents' names: The Ascension in Chicago, St. Luke's in = Evanston, > IL, Church of the Advent in Boston, St. Paul's K Street in DC ... = Incarnation > and St. Michael and All Angels in Dallas,...<snip>.   I would add David Cherwien to the list of those practicing improvisation. = As to incumbents at Churches, last I knew the incumbent at Ascension / = Chicago was Tom Wikman, and Richard Webster was at St. Luke's / Evanston. James Diaz = is O/CM at St. Michael and All Angels, Dallas, and the incumbent at CotI is = Kevin Clarke.           > > > Alan > > "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: What does this mean...(cross posted) From: "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com> Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 14:47:14 -0600   Hugh Drogemuller wrote:   > I was looking at a spec for the solid stating of a console and in the = spec > was the term "Memory Level Pistons (up/down)" Anyone have experience = with > this particular feature and how it works? This is not the same as Piston > sequencing.   As I understand it, the memory level refers to different virtual banks of pistons, and memory level is a means of switching form one bank to = another, sort of like moving from one shelf to another in a library. Sequencing sometimes works between banks, other times works only within a bank....    
(back) Subject: Re: Paul Manz From: "Roy Wilson" <royjaneann@hotmail.com> Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 13:20:23 PST   David Dahl is great also; Daniel Roth, Harald Vogel. I'm sure the list could come up with many more.   Roy Wilson Lubbock, TX An improvisor myself     > > > > he is "one of > > the masters" of hymn improvisation in America. > >Well, OK. But I'd be interested in hearing the names of a few others = who'd >be in the Top Ten. John Ferguson? Gerre Hancock? Who else? (Isn't it >amazing how the field has improved in the past 20 years?) > >Alan   ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com    
(back) Subject: Re: Paul Manz From: "Karl E. Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersv.edu> Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 16:29:20 -0500 (EST)     We sghould add the names Walter Pelz of Bethany College, Lindsbourg KS and Richard Erickson of Holy Trinity Lutheran, NYC, to this list. Karl E. Moyer Lancaster PA   On Tue, 28 Dec 1999, Alan Freed wrote:   > > From: DudelK@aol.com > > > > he is "one of > > the masters" of hymn improvisation in America. > > Well, OK. But I'd be interested in hearing the names of a few others = who'd > be in the Top Ten. John Ferguson? Gerre Hancock? Who else? (Isn't it > amazing how the field has improved in the past 20 years?) > > Alan > > > "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: What does this mean...(cross posted) From: "Hugh Drogemuller" <lon.hdrogemuller@wwdc.com> Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 16:42:24 -0500   At 14:47 28/12/1999 -0600, Noel Stoutenburg wrote: >Hugh Drogemuller wrote: > >> I was looking at a spec for the solid stating of a console and in the = spec >> was the term "Memory Level Pistons (up/down)" Anyone have experience = with >> this particular feature and how it works? This is not the same as = Piston >> sequencing. > >As I understand it, the memory level refers to different virtual banks of >pistons, and memory level is a means of switching form one bank to = another, >sort of like moving from one shelf to another in a library. Sequencing >sometimes works between banks, other times works only within a bank....   Noel is getting close to the crux of my curiosity. Say, for example, the console is equipped with six thumb controlled generals and say, 26 levels of memory. Let the levels be A to Z. Once level A6 has been used then you would proceed to B1 , right ? To get there you must manually change to Level B by either rotating a dial or pushing an "up" thumb button and then engage General 1 and so forth. What happens during performance if you = want to go from, say C6 back to A5. It seems to me that at some stage during = the performance on C6 you must change the level back to A ( quite a task) and when the piston change takes place, push General 5 . As a non-organist = this seems to me to be rather impractical during performance. Am I right or am = I wrong, if so what am I missing? HD    
(back) Subject: Re: What does this mean...(cross posted) From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 14:27:26   At 04:42 PM 12/28/1999 -0500, you wrote: >At 14:47 28/12/1999 -0600, Noel Stoutenburg wrote: >>Hugh Drogemuller wrote: >> >>> I was looking at a spec for the solid stating of a console and in the >>> spec was the term "Memory Level Pistons (up/down)"<snippage>   >>As I understand it, the memory level refers to different virtual banks = of >>pistons, and memory level is a means of switching form one bank to another<MORE snippage>   >Noel is getting close to the crux of my curiosity. Say, for example, the >console is equipped with six thumb controlled generals and say, 26 levels >of memory. Let the levels be A to Z. Once level A6 has been used then = >you would proceed to B1 , right?<...and some MORE snippage>   <sweeping floor of snippages>   >As a non-organist this seems to me to be rather impractical during >performance. Am I right or am I wrong, if so what am I missing?   Well, as one who learned on EP capture actions with NO memory, all this capability seems a little silly. I remember resetting all my generals and divisionals between portions of a recital, and usually the old "5, 5, 5, 5 and 5" grouping would be enough to get me through at least a few pieces before taking time in between for resetting. Usually, this would be an intermission point at a rather "grand" recital.   The time to manipulate thumbwheels would be at this time also, definately NOT during a performance! If someone is as an inveterate a "piston = pusher" as, say, Virgil Fox, I can see where all this is quite desirble. But >>>26<<< levels of memory??? Gimmie a break! For minor adds and subtractions during a piece, the knobs (or tabs) are usually convenient enough to bop on and off without resorting to a piston, IMHO. I was alway told that stop manipulation during playing was part of the territory, like "do-it-yourself" page turning most certainly is!   DeserTBoB  
(back) Subject: Re: What does this mean...(cross posted) From: "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com> Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 17:24:10 -0600   Hugh Drogemuller wrote:   > Noel is getting close to the crux of my curiosity. Say, for example, the > console is equipped with six thumb controlled generals and say, 26 = levels > of memory. Let the levels be A to Z. Once level A6 has been used then = you > would proceed to B1 , right ? To get there you must manually change to > Level B by either rotating a dial or pushing an "up" thumb button and = then > engage General 1 and so forth. What happens during performance if you = want > to go from, say C6 back to A5. It seems to me that at some stage during = the > performance on C6 you must change the level back to A ( quite a task) = and > when the piston change takes place, push General 5 . As a non-organist = this > seems to me to be rather impractical during performance. Am I right or = am I > wrong, if so what am I missing? > HD   I suspect, Hugh, that instead of pressing one piston, you must make a two = step process: select the channel, and then press the piston.    
(back) Subject: Re: What does this mean...(cross posted) From: "Douglas A Campbell" <dougcampbell@juno.com> Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 12:53:29 -0500       On Tue, 28 Dec 1999 11:51:40 -0500 Hugh Drogemuller <lon.hdrogemuller@wwdc.com> writes: >I was looking at a spec for the solid stating of a console and in the >spec >was the term "Memory Level Pistons (up/down)" Anyone have experience >with >this particular feature and how it works? This is not the same as >Piston >sequencing. > > Hugh,   I believe that this feature simply steps you (up or down) to the next memory level. ie. If you were on Mem level 5 and pushed the UP piston you would find yourself on Mem Level 6.       Douglas A. Campbell Skaneateles, NY  
(back) Subject: Re: What does this mean...(cross posted) From: "Chris Baker" <cembalist@chorale.demon.co.uk> Date: Wed, 29 Dec 1999 00:25:35 +0000     Hugh writes: >It seems to me that at some stage during the >performance on C6 you must change the level back to A ( quite a task) and >when the piston change takes place, push General 5 . As a non-organist = this >seems to me to be rather impractical during performance. Am I right or am = I >wrong, if so what am I missing?   It would be unusual to change memory levels *during* a piece, though it is conceivable that a performer *might* do so between well-defined movements.   Normal practice would be to arrange the registrations you need for a piece, or for *your* entire use of the organ, into one memory level.   Other players would then enter *their* favoured combinations into other levels, for their own use.   If you were the only player on the instrument, you might arrange one level with 'romantic' registrations', another level with German Baroque, yet others with French or English registrations of certain centuries and so on.   Given your example of six pistons per manual, and six general pistons, it would be an extraordinary program that could not be accomplished within one memory level.   Cheers, Chris B.  
(back) Subject: Christmas organ pieces -- Drischner & Manz From: "Dr. Darryl Miller" <organdok@safari.net> Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 19:22:22 -0500   At 03:58 PM 12/26/99 -0500, Pat wrote: > Max Drischner's short settings of "Es ist ein Ros" >(Lo, How a Rose..) and/or "In dulci Jubilo" are very charming >miniatures for manuals alone, with or without zimbelstern,   Hi, Y'all!   I wanna second Pat's nomination for these two lovely variations by Max Drischner. Although called for manuals alone, the second movement of each of the pieces makes a lovely trio with a 4' in the pedal and the hands = play the counterpoint. Be careful on "Lo a Rose" since the pedal has to read = the alto part and the hands read the outside parts. These, too, make a lovely program addition for Christmas recitals as well as service pieces. And = they make great teaching pieces for those students who have good fingers but = are just learning the pedals.   The Drischner pieces are published by Schultheiss (Pat had that one right--very impressive from memory--and are/were distributed in the U.S. = by Peters).   Shirley asked if any of us had favorite of Paul Manz. I like very much his setting of "Wachet Auf" as well as "God of Grace." I'm sure there are others I play, but these two pieces always get at least one play-through each year.   Dr. Manz has been to Coral Ridge a couple of times for hymn festivals, sponsored by us and also sponsored by the Florida Lutherans (I don't know their official name). Anyway, we decided to sit in the balcony for the Luterhan hymn festival. Well let me tell you, he lovvvvvvves the = horizontal trumpet in the back and "laid on it" a lot during the the first half of = the program. It was not too long into the offertory that we decided to move downstairs where we could hear the rest of the organ. He is a wonderful, godly man, a wonderful player, and he has been an inspirtation to me and for so many other organists.   Yours,   Darryl by the Sea    
(back) Subject: Re: Paul Manz From: "Evelyn Rowe" <efrowe@mindspring.com> Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 19:41:04 -0500   At 09:13 AM 12/28/1999 -0500, Alan Freed suggested that we nominate top improvisors other than Paul Manz:   Two in Washington, DC: Jeffrey Smith, who is skilled at weaving appropriate 8^) musical comments on the sermon into the interlude between the offertory anthem and the Sursum Corda, and Ronald Stolk, who has won prizes on two continents and conducted workshops but tends to keep a lower profile.   Evie   mailto:efrowe@mindspring.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Moller Artistes [was: Pipe Organ for sale on ebay] From: <Tspiggle@aol.com> Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 20:55:11 EST   I have a Moller Artiste brochure dated 1960. At that time the = configuration was:   3 stop- Diapason at 8' T.C.-4', Gedeckt 16'-2', Viola 8'-2'.   4 stop- same as above with Trompette 8'-4'.   6 stop (double)- Diapason 8'-2', Gedeckt 16'-2', Nazard 2-2/3'-1-1/3' one side; Salicional 8'-4', Celeste 8' T.C., Trompette 16'-4' other side.   7 stop (double)- Diapason 8'-4', Gedeckt 16'-2', Dulciana T.C. 8', Grave Mixture II, one side; Viole de Gambe 8'-2', Celeste 8' T.C., Trompette = 16'-4' other side.   8 stop (double)- Same as above but added Nachthorn 4'-2' on the swell.   All were 2 manual and included console and pipe cabinet(s). The 3 stop cabinet was 8' wide, 8' high, and 3' 6" deep. The 4 stop cabinet was 4' 3" =   deep. On double Artistes, both sides were enclosed. The consoles had no pistons but I've seen Artistes with them so they must've been an option. = The one advertised on E-bay must be a special order because it does not appear = to be enclosed. Also, the ones in the brochure and ones I've seen are much = more attractive than the one on E-bay. The one being advertised appears to have = a very modern looking (and in my opinion cheap looking) cabinet and is not = the standard Artiste.   Incidently, in the 1930s and 40s Moller made a 3 rank Artiste, sometimes referred to as the Moller Portable, that had the manuals attached to the cabinet. The cabinet was a fairly elaborate gothic design. I have one of those in my home. It has Conical Diapason 8' T.C.-4', Gedeckt 16'- 2', Salicional 8' T.C.-2'. I've had it 25 years. It has a wonderful sound and = in 25 years has ciphered one time.   In the 1920s the "Artiste" name was used by Moller for their player attachments.   Tom