PipeChat Digest #728 - Sunday, February 28, 1999
 
85 year-old "Mrs. Mildred"  > year-old "Mrs. Mildred,"
  by <KriderSM@aol.com>
" Redneckville " music
  by <KriderSM@aol.com>
service list
  by "Bud/burgie" <budchris@earthlink.net>
Virgil Fox and the Wanemaker
  by "Jim Hailey" <Bald1@prodigy.net>
RE: Virgil Fox and the Wanemaker
  by "Charles Brown" <clmoney@cybernex.net>
Re: Virgil Fox and the Wanemaker
  by "Joe Vitacco" <jvitacco@interactive.net>
85 year old "Mrs. Mildred"
  by "shirley vanest" <koehnken@comsys.net>
Re: Aeolian Skinner...........THE BEST restoration guys
  by <RMaryman@aol.com>
Second Sunday in Lent, Oak Cliff Lutheran Church, Dallas
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
RE: A tribute to village organists
  by "Chris Mullen" <nascarfreak1039@hotmail.com>
RE: " Redneckville " music
  by "Dennis Goward" <dgoward@uswest.net>
Re: Yes, there are organs in South Alabama.
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com>
Paris Organ Music
  by <SchultzRH@aol.com>
Fox/Wannamaker
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: " Redneckville " music
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
RE: " Redneckville " music
  by "Dennis Goward" <dgoward@uswest.net>
Virgil and Wanamaker's
  by <DudelK@aol.com>
Village Organists and New Jobs, etc.
  by <RMc7832619@aol.com>
Continuation of Virgil, Wanamaker, and AGO '64 in Philly
  by <GRSCoLVR@aol.com>
Re: STOPS!!
  by "Jason McGuire" <jason@johannus-norcal.com>
Re: New Job, and New Organs
  by "Kevin Cartwright" <kevin1@alaweb.com>
...Speaking of Improvs......
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Fw: Village Organists and New Jobs, etc.
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
RE: ...Speaking of Improvs......
  by "Charles Brown" <clmoney@cybernex.net>
Re: ...Speaking of Improvs......
  by <DudelK@aol.com>
...Speaking of Improvs......
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
RE: ...Speaking of Improvs......
  by "Charles Brown" <clmoney@cybernex.net>
Fw: ...Speaking of Improvs......
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: ...Speaking of Improvs......
  by "Claire" <fleahopper@earthlink.net>
 


(back) Subject: 85 year-old "Mrs. Mildred" > year-old "Mrs. Mildred," From: KriderSM@aol.com Date: Sun, 28 Feb 1999 08:52:43 EST   Remember the latest trend in gov't is to return to the local community such services as welfare and retirement. Perhaps this ist he way the local church is putting this philosophy into practice; let's give "85 year old 'Mrs. Mildred' " the organist's position as long as she can do the job. IMHO the church is to be complimented for doing so. Kevin C can offer to substitute when Mrs. Mildred has bouts with sickness, thus getting his foot in the door. :-)   Stan Krider   Kevin C wrote:   >Now, reach WAYYYYY down and help those   > of us who live in small towns of 12,500, and   > who can't get an organist job bacause 85   > year-old "Mrs. Mildred," who can belt out   > those gospel tunes with occasional pedal, has   > a job at every church, no matter what kind of   > organ there is.   (snip out more whining and bellyaching!)    
(back) Subject: " Redneckville " music From: KriderSM@aol.com Date: Sun, 28 Feb 1999 08:52:39 EST   OTOH - Would these so-called "High brow" non-gospel churches REALLY appreciate good gospel music? Heh, Heh, Heh!!!   What's good for the goose is good for the gander.   Stan Krider     In a message dated 2/27/99 3:21:39 AM Central Standard Time,   dutchorgan@svs.net writes:       > Would these so-called " Redneckville " gospel churches REALLY appreciate   > good music ?      
(back) Subject: service list From: Bud/burgie <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Sun, 28 Feb 1999 06:32:30 -0800   St. Matthew's Anglican Catholic Church 1723 Westcliff Drive Newport Beach CA   (Using the King James Bible, the 1928 Book of Common Prayer, The Anglican Missal, and the 1940 Hymnal)   The Rev'd Stephen C. Scarlett, Rector Bud Clark, Organist/Choirmaster   The Second Sunday in Lent Sung Mass at 10:15 a.m.   Voluntary - I Call To Thee, Lord Jesus Christ - Bach Hymn - The Glory of These Forty Days - Spires Introit - Reminiscere - Healy Willan (SATB, from the "green book") Kyrie - Merbecke Gradual Psalm 25 - Ad te, Domine, levavi - Anglican Chant (Dupius, #650)   Hymn - God the Father - Lebbaeus (metrical litany) Anthem - Before Us, Lord, the Sacrament - Lorenz Sanctus & Benedictus - Merbecke Amen - Three-Fold Danish Agnus - Merbecke Communion - Intellige - Gregorian/fauxbourdon, Tone 8 (with Psalm 5) Hymn - In the Hour of Trial - Penitence Hymn - Turn Back, O Man - 0ld 124th Hymn - Day by Day - Sumner Voluntary - "Little" Prelude in d minor - Bach      
(back) Subject: Virgil Fox and the Wanemaker From: "Jim Hailey" <Bald1@prodigy.net> Date: Sat, 27 Feb 1999 23:36:12 -0600   Does anyone know of any recordings of Virgil Fox on the Wanemaker?  
(back) Subject: RE: Virgil Fox and the Wanemaker From: "Charles Brown" <clmoney@cybernex.net> Date: Sun, 28 Feb 1999 10:34:56 -0500   Yes...years ago he recorded for the than Command records. It has, of recent, been released on CD and I know it is being carried by the classical record outfits.   I have not tried it yet, but look on my website under records and the Music Boulevard link. I am not sure if it is there but please do give it a run.   Charles E. Brown http://www.classicalcorner.com      
(back) Subject: Re: Virgil Fox and the Wanemaker From: jvitacco@interactive.net (Joe Vitacco) Date: Sun, 28 Feb 1999 11:01:19 -0500   Try Amazon.com they might have it.   Joe  
(back) Subject: 85 year old "Mrs. Mildred" From: "shirley vanest" <koehnken@comsys.net> Date: Sun, 28 Feb 1999 12:17:21 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=_NextPart_000_000E_01BE6314.4AB934E0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Let's not forget the churches out in the country that have maybe 75-100 = people who attend. My husband and I played Mass on Sat. nite in a = nearby country community which sometimes had 275 people in attendance on = Sat nite. Sun. there were more. Every time we are in this little town = (Milhousen, IN)for dinner at a great restaurant SOMEONE always says, why = did you leave, now there is no one to play. So, I think they might be = glad for an 85 yr old Mrs. Mildred who could play, with or without = pedal. I also played on Sun a.m. at my local church. So - we're back = to committment. And to a generation of young people who have and are = growing up with instant entertainment by turning on a remote and having = garbage belted out at them with echo chambers, electronic whatevers and = sound that would defy description but they don't have to practice = anything to get it, do they? By the way, my husband arranged quite a = lot of Fritz Kriesler's violin music for Richard Ellsasser. If I spelled = it correctly. He was a fine, fine organist and it was a tragedy when = the world lost him. So much for that. =20 Shirley   ------=_NextPart_000_000E_01BE6314.4AB934E0 Content-Type: text/html; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD W3 HTML//EN"> <HTML> <HEAD>   <META content=3Dtext/html;charset=3Diso-8859-1 = http-equiv=3DContent-Type> <META content=3D'"MSHTML 4.72.3110.7"' name=3DGENERATOR> </HEAD> <BODY> <DIV>Let's not forget the churches out in the country that have maybe = 75-100=20 people who attend.&nbsp; My husband and I played Mass on Sat. nite in a = nearby=20 country community which sometimes had 275 people in attendance on Sat=20 nite.&nbsp; Sun. there were more.&nbsp; Every time we are in this little = town=20 (Milhousen, IN)for dinner at a great restaurant SOMEONE always says, why = did you=20 leave, now there is no one to play.&nbsp; So, I think they might be glad = for an=20 85 yr old Mrs. Mildred who could play, with or without pedal.&nbsp; I = also=20 played on Sun a.m. at my local church.&nbsp; So - we're back to=20 committment.&nbsp; And to a generation of young people who have and are = growing=20 up with instant entertainment by turning on a remote and having garbage = belted=20 out at them with echo chambers, electronic whatevers and sound that = would defy=20 description but they don't have to practice anything to get it, do = they?&nbsp;=20 By the way, my husband arranged quite a lot of Fritz Kriesler's violin = music for=20 Richard Ellsasser. If I spelled it correctly.&nbsp; He was a fine, fine = organist=20 and it was a tragedy when the world lost him.&nbsp; So much for = that.&nbsp;=20 </DIV> <DIV>Shirley</DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=_NextPart_000_000E_01BE6314.4AB934E0--    
(back) Subject: Re: Aeolian Skinner...........THE BEST restoration guys From: RMaryman@aol.com Date: Sun, 28 Feb 1999 12:30:47 EST   In a message dated 99-02-19 12:24:32 EST, you write:   << Your best bet for moving/rebuilding is the firm who takes care of the big Skinner at Yale ... help me out here, folks ... I'm having a Senior Moment ... I can't remember their names. They've done most of the famous Skinners, like St. Mary the Virgin, etc. >> Nick Thompson-Allen (Thompson-Allen Organ Co.) and Joe Dzeda are >>THE<< best Skinner and AEolian-Skinner restorers in the US. Nelson Barden of Bostaon Mass is also acknowledged to be highly recomended as a restorer of (E M) Skinner work.  
(back) Subject: Second Sunday in Lent, Oak Cliff Lutheran Church, Dallas From: DRAWKNOB@aol.com Date: Sun, 28 Feb 1999 13:38:20 EST   OAK CLIFF LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA) Dallas, Texas Second Sunday in Lent February 28, 1999   10:00 A.M. Worship   Prelude: Variations on a Dutch Chorale - John Blow Hymn: "Jesus, Refuge of the Weary" O DU LIEBE MEINER LIEBE Psalm: 121, "Levavi oculos" TONE 1 Anthem: "God So Loved the World" - John Stainer Hymn: "There's a Wideness" LORD, REVIVE US Offertory: Chorale Prelude on "St. Bride" - W.T. Best Hymn: "The God of Abraham Praise YIGDAL Postlude: "Plein Jeux" (Suite Du Deuxieme Ton) - L.N. Clerambault   John A. Gambill, Jr. Organist/Choirmaster http://members.tripod.com/~organist_johng/index.html  
(back) Subject: RE: A tribute to village organists From: "Chris Mullen" <nascarfreak1039@hotmail.com> Date: Sun, 28 Feb 1999 10:42:49 PST   >Finally I'm "back on the bench", and I love it. I think I would have been >better off to dump the first bride instead of the church job. > >Dennis     You're right. You should have dumped the bride before the bench. And I'm glad that Tracy (my fiancee) is really supportive of what I do. She's by no means the organ nut that I am, but she enjoys it enough to sit through my hour and a half long practice sessions with not a single word of impatience. She's going to be an excellent wife and I thank God for giving her to me.   Chris   ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com  
(back) Subject: RE: " Redneckville " music From: "Dennis Goward" <dgoward@uswest.net> Date: Sun, 28 Feb 1999 12:53:22 -0700     > OTOH - Would these so-called "High brow" non-gospel churches > REALLY appreciate > good gospel music? Heh, Heh, Heh!!! > > What's good for the goose is good for the gander. >     A positively heretical idea -- I like it!   I regularly add liberal doses of gospel music to my Lutheran congregation -- Missouri Synod no less -- and they have been known to clap.   Dennis    
(back) Subject: Re: Yes, there are organs in South Alabama. From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> Date: Sun, 28 Feb 1999 14:51:04 -0600   And to add to Stan's list, there are several nice organs in the Mobile area - the Pensacola AGO spent last Saturday looking at and playing:   St. Luke's Episcopal Church 1050 Azalea Road, Mobile Moeller/Murphy II/25 (nice warm sound)   Grace Lutheran Church 1356 Government Street, Mobile Holtkamp II/34 tracker (delightful instrument)   St. James' Episcopal Church 860 North Section Street, Fairhope Hook and Hastings II/14 in chapel Schlicker/Heissler III/64 in church (loads of fun, but the sound is BIG, especially if you are in the gallery with the instrument)   The Cathedral instrument in Mobile is in the process of being restored.   I second Stan's recommendation of the Gabriel Kney III/60, Christ Church, Pensacola, Florida, and the David Moore II/20 at St. Luke's, Marianna, Florida (although that one is a little much for the room). I even presume to recommend my own at St. Agatha's, a II/5 instrument. There's also a charming Kenneth Jones II/13 tracker in Crestview at First Methodist, but the acoustics in the room are somewhat dead.   Yes, there are very playable organs all around you - you might need to do a little research to find them!   Glenda Sutton   You can read a little more about these at the Pensacola AGO website which I keep touting, at <http:www.pensacola-ago.org>. Look under the "Virtual Organ Crawl" and you will see various instruments in the region represented.   > > If you mean small churches in small towns, then > get thyself to Marianna, FL (population less than 7,000) > and hear the A. David Moore at St. Luke's Episcopal. > While playing a traditional English Evensong would > require a bit of creative registration by hand, > it can be done, and done very musically. > > Don't despair, decent enthusiastic playing will > bring out the donors, providing the need is > really there. If you play it, they will give! ;>) > > Stan > > -- > http://www.digitalexp.com/~users/littles/default.htp > > mailto:littles@digitalexp.com Stanley Littleton > > "The world is so empty if one thinks only of > mountains, rivers and cities; > but to know someone here and there > who thinks and feels with us, and, > though distant, is close to us in spirit > this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden." > -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe > > "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: Paris Organ Music From: SchultzRH@aol.com Date: Sun, 28 Feb 1999 16:24:51 EST   We will be in Paris from April 28 - May 3 and would like to sample some French Organ music. Typical venues are Notre Dame and St. Sulpice.   Please e-mail privately any information on regular or special concerts anywhere in Paris during that period. Your help would be graciously appreciated   Ralph Schultz  
(back) Subject: Fox/Wannamaker From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Sun, 28 Feb 1999 16:34:57 -0500   I have the recording of Fox at the Wannamaker. I bought it in Chicago in the mid-60's. To hear Mr. Fox at his finest, and to hear a FINE instrument, this album is indeed IT:: from lush strings to a bombastic bass that dusts the furniture for you. I will try to find this album on CD-- it's a keeper.   R.Veague......... Hi Shirley....smack Homer for me.      
(back) Subject: Re: " Redneckville " music From: DRAWKNOB@aol.com Date: Sun, 28 Feb 1999 16:17:28 EST   In a message dated 2/28/99 1:55:36 PM Central Standard Time, dgoward@uswest.net writes:   << I regularly add liberal doses of gospel music to my Lutheran congregation -- Missouri Synod no less -- and they have been known to clap. Dennis >>     HOLY MOSES!!! Really??? They clap and they're Lutherans (Missouri Synod)? You must be in California, RIGHT?   John   P.S. To keep this on topic, you may wish to visit my web page for information about my organ at: http://members.tripod.com/~organist_johng/index.html  
(back) Subject: RE: " Redneckville " music From: "Dennis Goward" <dgoward@uswest.net> Date: Sun, 28 Feb 1999 15:15:43 -0700   > > > HOLY MOSES!!! Really??? They clap and they're Lutherans > (Missouri Synod)? > You must be in California, RIGHT? >   Nope -- Arizona  
(back) Subject: Virgil and Wanamaker's From: DudelK@aol.com Date: Sun, 28 Feb 1999 16:50:44 EST   For those of you youngsters out there, there is perhaps an interesting aside to the question about the Fox recording from Wanamaker's.   The AGO convention was held in Philadelphia in 1964, 25 years after Virgil had played for a previous AGO convention in Philadelphia while he was still at Peabody.   Virgil's name was conspicuously absent from the convention program for reasons I don't recall (probably politics, although he had played major recitals in Philadelphia in the 1963-64 season).   At any rate, one day during convention week, there was a full-page ad in the paper announcing that Virgil would appear at the Grand Court at Wanamaker's the following day to introduce his new recording on the Wanamaker organ. To no one's great surprise, the crowd included a very large contingent of those in town for the convention. Perhaps Virgil had the last laugh after all!   Too bad he won't be around to play for the next AGO convention in Philadelphia in 2002!  
(back) Subject: Village Organists and New Jobs, etc. From: RMc7832619@aol.com Date: Sun, 28 Feb 1999 18:48:45 EST   << Let's not forget the churches out in the country >>   This has been a fantastic thread and I thank all who contributed to it. Many of you have given excellent examples of what it means to serve your community and the satisfaction in it. I almost wrote 'Thank God for Americans'; but then I remembered the same kind of dedicated organists I met in New Zealand and the plaques dedicated to organists I saw I the church walls in England . And, although those are the examples I have, I am willing to venture that this trait is not unique to English speaking people.   Finally, I would like to thank Kevin, who started this with his complaint. If you hadn't complained we wouldn't have heard all these wonderful stories. And in my book, if your 16 and not complaining something is wrong with you. On the other hand, if you're over 30 and still complaining, something is wrong with you.   Let's be thankful the world is full of neat people, and many of them share this list.  
(back) Subject: Continuation of Virgil, Wanamaker, and AGO '64 in Philly From: GRSCoLVR@aol.com Date: Sun, 28 Feb 1999 19:15:24 EST     I well remember the recording when it came out, and well remember both the full page ad in the Philadelphia Inquirer and his presence the next day. I seem to remember that indeed --politics had to do with the way it was handled--seemingly revolving around his concert management at the time wanting big bucks for a Wanamaker "do",but I might have misunderstood convention gossip at the time. The original Command LP was mastered on 35 mm tape,,,the first I had ever seen anywhere. I remember when the LP was first re-issued on cd,,,the first examples of it were just horrible--it sounded all mushy and non-distinct. Some months later it was "reissued" again, with a different colored insert in the jewel,,and at the time, one was "cautioned" about buying the _________colored label,,,but I dont remember the colors. Maybe another old-timer <G> out there can jog my memory?? I spent several nights at the store in the grand court when the LP was being taped,,,Virgil could play like no other, IMHO, and was a GREAT personality to boot! I once went to dinner at his home,,and we dined on hot dogs and baked beans, the man had a very interesting sense of humor as well!   Cheers, --Roc  
(back) Subject: Re: STOPS!! From: Jason McGuire <jason@johannus-norcal.com> Date: Sun, 28 Feb 1999 16:14:54 -0800   Chris, I am new to Pipe Chat. I am interested in the Briston web site you mentioned and how to obtain a demonstration of the type you are referring to below. Would you be so kind as to reply and point me in the right direction? Thank you.   Jason McGuire   Chris Mullen wrote: > > >Does Wicks organ co. have a website? > > Yes they do. It's www.wicks.com/organ > > This new technology of sampling every single pipe sounds very > interesting and I'm sure the sound is out of this world! Travis > stumbled on Briston's web site and they had a demonstration of their > organs, and he nor I could believe the quality of sound that it had! > And it wasn't even their top of the line model! I was blown away by the > fact that a digital organ could sound that much like a pipe! > > Chris Mullen > > ______________________________________________________ > 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: Re: New Job, and New Organs From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Sun, 28 Feb 1999 18:45:38 -0600   Frank Johnson wrote: > Kevin please don't insult your parents by saying you live in a > hole-in-the-ground!   Oh, them...they're just here for the schools. After I leave, they're doing the same. Moving to Montgomery, a city of 100,000.     And then, Stanley B. Littleton wrote:   > St. John's Episcopal Church, Montgomery. > Probably the best Wicks ever built. > Thanks to Harald Rohlig!   Yes, that's my organ teacher. This organ has a 32' resultant, and a quarter-length 32' reed that he claims is like the "real thing." You also forgot our 1966 Wicks in FUMC Greenville. ALSO designed by Harold Rohlig. German stoplist, of course, and a nice trumpet, ROHR schalmei 4', AND 16' Posuane. I've been told three reeds in a 19 rank organ is pretty good.   BUT, several of these churches you mentioned, I know had pipeorgans before they bought their new ones, including mine; therefore, they are not "new church--new organ" examples. We're on our fourth instrument. What happened? 1) Late 1800's--A mad/upset music director---don't ask. 2) WWI---don't ask. 3) WWII---don't ask. 4) 1966 Wicks, still here---"DE" LASTS!!!---feel free to ask...   krc        
(back) Subject: ...Speaking of Improvs...... From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Sun, 28 Feb 1999 21:11:20 -0500   Has anyone ever taken the tune +ACI- Three Blind Mice +ACI- into the improv realm? One could begin with a trio sonata--like ' Row, Row, Row Your Boat ' in follow-up harmony, graduate up into some other ( Bach, perhaps ) variation, and end with a Virgil Fox-like pedal workout. Not being of the classically- inclined playing ability, I can hear, in my minds ear, what such a finished composition would sound like. Any takers ??   Rick Veague      
(back) Subject: Fw: Village Organists and New Jobs, etc. From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Sun, 28 Feb 1999 21:13:13 -0500   HEAR HEAR................     -----Original Message----- From: RMc7832619@aol.com <RMc7832619@aol.com> To: pipechat@pipechat.org <pipechat@pipechat.org> Date: Sunday, February 28, 1999 6:50 PM Subject: Village Organists and New Jobs, etc.     ><< Let's not forget the churches out in the country >> > >This has been a fantastic thread and I thank all who contributed to it. Many >of you have given excellent examples of what it means to serve your community >and the satisfaction in it. I almost wrote 'Thank God for Americans'; but >then I remembered the same kind of dedicated organists I met in New Zealand >and the plaques dedicated to organists I saw I the church walls in England .. >And, although those are the examples I have, I am willing to venture that this >trait is not unique to English speaking people. > >Finally, I would like to thank Kevin, who started this with his complaint. If >you hadn't complained we wouldn't have heard all these wonderful stories. And >in my book, if your 16 and not complaining something is wrong with you. On >the other hand, if you're over 30 and still complaining, something is wrong >with you. > >Let's be thankful the world is full of neat people, and many of them share >this list. > >"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: ...Speaking of Improvs...... From: "Charles Brown" <clmoney@cybernex.net> Date: Sun, 28 Feb 1999 21:26:44 -0500   Rick:   Believe it or not I did once...As a demonstration I tried to play it in as many styles as I could including Franck, Bach, and Brubeck for a little jazz.   Charles E. Brown http://www.classicalcorner.com      
(back) Subject: Re: ...Speaking of Improvs...... From: DudelK@aol.com Date: Sun, 28 Feb 1999 21:23:13 EST   In a message dated 99-02-28 21:12:09 EST, you write:   << Has anyone ever taken the tune +ACI- Three Blind Mice +ACI- into the improv realm? >> The late great Robert Elmore wrote a fantasy on nursery tunes that used to show up as an encore back in the 60s. I heard him play it at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia ca. 1964. I had the music but wasn't up to the technical demands. John Weaver has one (the name escapes me) that uses When the Saints Go Marching In and one or two other tunes. He played it as an encore at the Motab in January. Quite a tour de force and lots of fun to listen to. Not sure if he's recorded it, and I think he mentioned that publication has been delayed because of copyright issues on one or more of the tunes.  
(back) Subject: ...Speaking of Improvs...... From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Sun, 28 Feb 1999 21:36:46 -0500   Well, guys, back to the drawing board for new ideas........   Actually, I think it's neat that someone has done such a thing. I too would love to hear nursery rhymes ala The Old Masters.   Oh, well, I'll stick with Jesse Crawford, I guess. Heehee.   Thanks again, Rick.      
(back) Subject: RE: ...Speaking of Improvs...... From: "Charles Brown" <clmoney@cybernex.net> Date: Sun, 28 Feb 1999 22:05:37 -0500   Rick:   Jesse Crawford was quite advanced in some of his harmonic settings. I have a lot of his arrangements here and he really understood harmonic improvisational techniques.   Charles E. Brown http://www.classicalcorner.com      
(back) Subject: Fw: ...Speaking of Improvs...... From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Sun, 28 Feb 1999 22:24:02 -0500   Hi, Mr. Brown... Crawford put out an album in the 60's titled--+ACI- In a Monastary Garden +ACI- played on the Dick Simonton 5-manual Wurli. Jesse's stylings on those pieces were +ACI- pure Crawford +ACI- at his best.   Rick. -----Original Message----- From: Charles Brown +ADw-clmoney+AEA-cybernex.net+AD4- To: PipeChat +ADw-pipechat+AEA-pipechat.org+AD4- Date: Sunday, February 28, 1999 10:01 PM Subject: RE: ...Speaking of Improvs......     +AD4-Rick: +AD4- +AD4-Jesse Crawford was quite advanced in some of his harmonic settings. I have a +AD4-lot of his arrangements here and he really understood harmonic +AD4-improvisational techniques. +AD4- +AD4-Charles E. Brown +AD4-http://www.classicalcorner.com +AD4- +AD4- +AD4- +AD4AIg-Pipe Up and Be Heard+ACEAIg- +AD4-PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs +ACY- related topics +AD4-HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org +AD4-List: mailto:pipechat+AEA-pipechat.org +AD4-Administration: mailto:admin+AEA-pipechat.org +AD4-Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests+AEA-pipechat.org +AD4-      
(back) Subject: Re: ...Speaking of Improvs...... From: Claire <fleahopper@earthlink.net> Date: Sun, 28 Feb 1999 22:25:03 -0200   snip.... >love to hear nursery rhymes ala The Old Masters.   while it's not organ music - check out these 2 cd's - Heigh-Ho! Mozart & Bibbidi Bobbidi Bach - Disney Tunes in the style of Great Classical Composers - I found them at Borders Bookstores. They will give you some neat ideas on improv etc. Claire