PipeChat Digest #950 - Monday, June 21, 1999
 
consolidating
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Organ playing in the Swiss
  by "Han Leentvaar" <hleentvaar@rentokil.nl>
Re: consolidating
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Re: consolidating
  by "Bill" <WGWUTILS@webtv.net>
Re: volunteer vs paid organists
  by "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu>
Fw: consolidating
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
consolidating
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
volunteer vs paid organists
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: virtuosic hymn-playing, etc.
  by "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Half-trained organists who juts get by in Church.
  by "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net>
organs in gyms
  by <KriderSM@aol.com>
Re: John Sherer
  by "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: sung vs said
  by "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: organs in gyms
  by "jchabermaas" <opus1100@theatreorgans.com>
York, UK
  by <WAYNE_BURCHAM@RSAUSA.COM>
Re: Parish consolidation
  by "bruce cornely" <rohrschok8@webtv.net>
Re: organs in gyms
  by "Sand Lawn" <sandlawn@prodigy.net>
Re: Crystal Cathedral on Astra
  by "bruce cornely" <rohrschok8@webtv.net>
Garden Grove Community Church
  by <WAYNE_BURCHAM@RSAUSA.COM>
Re: Royal Wedding Music
  by "Edward Marsh" <edmarsh@lineone.net>
Re: Royal Wedding Music
  by "Jason McGuire" <jason@johannus-norcal.com>
Re: Royal Wedding Music
  by "Blaine Ricketts" <blaineri@home.com>
Re: consolidating
  by <Myosotis51@aol.com>
Re: virtuosic hymn-playing, etc.
  by "Mark Huth" <mhuth@rodgers.rain.com>
Re: treatment of hymns
  by "Mark Huth" <mhuth@rodgers.rain.com>
Melgaard/National Anthem
  by "Frank Johnson" <usd465@hit.net>
Re: Melgaard/National Anthem
  by "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu>
Re: Organ playing in the Swiss
  by "Richard Pinel" <rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk>
 


(back) Subject: consolidating From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Mon, 21 Jun 1999 07:03:06 -0500   Speaking of rural churches getting together- two years ago, I played a sunrise Easter service for a Christian church in Flat Rock, IN. Moscow Christian and Flat Rock Christian joined forces for this. They have a Hammond chord organ behind the pulpit....never did find the 32-foot = Bombard stop. There are several old vacant frame churches and brick one-room school houses in the middle of someones corn field. Some of these have been = bought and transformed into residences. Ahhh... pipe organ music in the farmers' corn patch.       Rick dutchorgan+AEA-svs.net        
(back) Subject: Organ playing in the Swiss From: "Han Leentvaar" <hleentvaar@rentokil.nl> Date: Mon, 21 Jun 1999 15:00:10 +0200   Does anybody have addresses where it is possible to play church organ in Switzerland? I am organist in Holland and going on holiday there.   Thanks in advance!   Han Leentvaar    
(back) Subject: Re: consolidating From: David Scribner <david@blackiris.com> Date: Mon, 21 Jun 1999 08:26:06 -0500   At 7:03 AM -0500 6/21/99, VEAGUE wrote: [SNIP] >Ahhh... pipe organ music in the farmers' corn patch.   (LOL) if I am not mistaken we have an Organ Builder in the middle of the "Corn Patch" on this list.   David  
(back) Subject: Re: consolidating From: WGWUTILS@webtv.net (Bill) Date: Mon, 21 Jun 1999 09:28:55 -0400 (EDT)   Hammond Chord Organ? WOW! Rick, do you mean the "real" vacuum tube oscellator chord organs of late 50's thru 60's era? Even after being taught by the Hammond Studio to play the large Hammonds usng their chord method, I had problems playing both the chord organ model and their single keyboard Solovox model (my mother had one of them). Playing an Easter service on one of them thar thing-a-ma-jigs must have been a real challange :-) And yes, I've seen a good many very fine homes made out of converted churches and schools - old barns make fantastic rural houses as well (Where'd you grow up. in a barn? You better believe it :-)   Bill (once a Hoosier hick - that's Indiana farm boy to ya all)..;.    
(back) Subject: Re: volunteer vs paid organists From: John Vanderlee <jovanderlee@vassar.edu> Date: Mon, 21 Jun 1999 09:35:44 -0500     >Pipe organs in gyms -- now THAT is a wedding of music and sport!! The >wood floors ought to do wonders for the 16 footers!! --Neil   Yes, and you should hear the Wurlitzer in the gymnasium of Long Island University In Brooklyn, NY. Awesome!! It is used during their basketball games.   Former Paramount theater turned into gym when LIU bought it.   Sad what happened to the glamour and glitz but the organ is very happy.   John V      
(back) Subject: Fw: consolidating From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Mon, 21 Jun 1999 08:37:52 -0500   Yep, we do. Mr. R. Schneider (?) in Kenney, IL. Still wanna get there and see what he has fer sale. WurliTzers' main office was in the corn patch in DeKalb.IL. in the 70s = too.   Rick   -----Original Message----- From: David Scribner <david@blackiris.com> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Date: Monday, June 21, 1999 8:27 AM Subject: Re: consolidating     >At 7:03 AM -0500 6/21/99, VEAGUE wrote: >[SNIP] >>Ahhh... pipe organ music in the farmers' corn patch. > >(LOL) >if I am not mistaken we have an Organ Builder in the middle of the "Corn >Patch" on this list. > >David > >"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: consolidating From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Mon, 21 Jun 1999 08:43:57 -0500   Yep, Bill, a really honestly to goodness osculating Hamm-bone kord jobbie. Crazy as I am, it was hard to resist playin' barn-stormin' hootenanny jug-music on that thang....   but alas, I behaved myself.   Rick dutchorgan+AEA-svs.net        
(back) Subject: volunteer vs paid organists From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Mon, 21 Jun 1999 08:55:08 -0500   +AD4APgA+- LIU Wurli. used during basketball games+ADwAPAA8-   I hope no one slam-dunks the keydesk+ACEAIQAh-   Long time ago at the Chicago Stadium Barton, Al Melgaard was playing a boxing match. The spectators (oops..almost said congregation) broke out = into their OWN fight. Quick-thinking, Al +ACI-pulled out all the stops+ACI- and = played The National Anthem -which immediately broke the windows and light bulbs = in the building. The melee stopped. Al had a life-time job there after that. Ah, sweet memories....   Rick dutchorgan+AEA-svs.net        
(back) Subject: Re: virtuosic hymn-playing, etc. From: "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 21 Jun 1999 10:00:31 -0400   Bruce:   How awkward to find myself inclined to agree, in major part, with you = both. > [Bruce quoting Mark] >>I have to say, Alan, that my Choir and >> Congregation object MOST STRONGLY to >> ANY last verse reharmonisation of hymns, >> beit extemporary or pre-composed, and be it >> played by me, or by visiting Organists of >> greater skill. >>I have found this practice to be MOST >> UNPOPULAR, almost everywhere I have >> been.   > I must agree with Mark. This has also been my experience, and was > impressed upon me by the father and step-mother who tell me that many > elderly people, because of their changing voices, like to sing parts of > their own making but within the harmonic framework of the hymn tune. > They feel it is especially important to be able to sing the final stanza > of a hymn.   Just yesterday, in AUSTRIA (I think it was), my old age caused me to want = to drop to the bass part when the melody got out of sight, and suddenly found that the bass part had gone to the Tyrol on holiday! So I can testify = that Bruce has a genuine point, there.   > So when i do the occasional harmonic change, which is very > seldom and then only a chord or two, I do it on an inner stanza. I > have the freedom and opportunity to improvise and harmonize when > introducing the hymn, or when "so moved" playing concluding > improvisation following the final stanza.   OK, I can live with restricting the flamboyance to inner stanzas, = generally. But our organist (and we) has such fun with processions, with skyrockets = on closing stanzas, that I'd have a hard time giving that up, even at my age. As Bruce says, the procession should be unison then anyway, to avoid his aptly-named Doppler effect. Yesterday we had more tourists in church than members (by count!), and Matt was in fine fettle up there, dropping out = for whole phrases, etc. The singing (IN BABILONE, WOJTKIEWIECZ, FESTAL SONG) was GLORIOUS! Tourists from Sweden, Netherlands, Germany, Tennessee, and North Dakota (seriously) held up just fine!   Alan   P.S.: If you don't have WOJTKIEWIECZ (original form of Dale Wood's last name), GET IT (in LBW).        
(back) Subject: Re: Half-trained organists who juts get by in Church. From: "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 21 Jun 1999 10:03:58 -0400   Try harder. A list would not be impossible to make. Start with the Fox. Then some Frenchmen and Germans?   Alan   ---------- >From: ray ahrens <ray_ahrens@hotmail.com> >To: pipechat@pipechat.org >Subject: Re: Half-trained organists who juts get by in Church. >Date: Fri, Jun 18, 1999, 11:33 PM >   > I can't image a concert-level organist wanting to be in a church = situation.  
(back) Subject: organs in gyms From: KriderSM@aol.com Date: Mon, 21 Jun 1999 10:03:29 EDT   Reminds this theatre organ guy about Long Island University (NYC) which converted the theatre seating to a basket ball court, yet kept the 4/3? Wurlitzer in place. The 32 footers reverb forever, I am told!   Stan Krider   N Brown recently wrote:   >Pipe organs in gyms -- now THAT is a wedding of music and sport!! The >wood floors ought to do wonders for the 16 footers!!    
(back) Subject: Re: John Sherer From: "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 21 Jun 1999 10:13:03 -0400   Jason: I can add only one tidbit, but a valuable one: He's an excellent human being.   Alan   >From: "Jason Klein" <OrganBoy@nwu.edu> >To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> >Subject: Re: John Sherer >Date: Sat, Jun 19, 1999, 12:40 AM   > John Sherer replaced Morgan Simmons as Organist and Choirmaster in = somewhere > around 1996. He's the head honcho in everything that happens there = musically > from Playing for worship, directing choirs, and adminstrating a MASSIVE > concert series. That's as far as I know, however... anyone can add or > correct me... let me know!  
(back) Subject: Re: sung vs said From: "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 21 Jun 1999 10:14:43 -0400   Possibly. I'd go for "Sung Vespers" and be done with it!   Alan   >From: JKVDP@aol.com >To: pipechat@pipechat.org >Subject: Re: sung vs said >Date: Sat, Jun 19, 1999, 12:53 AM   > Or am I just a liturgically depraved Presbyterian?  
(back) Subject: Re: organs in gyms From: "jchabermaas" <opus1100@theatreorgans.com> Date: Mon, 21 Jun 1999 09:01:05 -0500   Organ is a 4/26 Spec. Dan Bellomy has made some recordings on this organ = if anyone is interested. LIU WurliTzer is a very special sounding organ. The Theatre Historical Society profiled the Brooklyn Paramount in a recent issue of their publication "Marquee"   regards,   Jon   -----Original Message----- From: KriderSM@aol.com <KriderSM@aol.com> To: pipechat@pipechat.org <pipechat@pipechat.org> Date: Monday, June 21, 1999 9:06 AM Subject: organs in gyms     >Reminds this theatre organ guy about Long Island University (NYC) which >converted the theatre seating to a basket ball court, yet kept the 4/3? >Wurlitzer in place. The 32 footers reverb forever, I am told! > >Stan Krider > >N Brown recently wrote: > >>Pipe organs in gyms -- now THAT is a wedding of music and sport!! The >>wood floors ought to do wonders for the 16 footers!! > > >"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: York, UK From: WAYNE_BURCHAM@RSAUSA.COM Date: Mon, 21 Jun 1999 10:22:36 -0400       I spent 2 days in York, UK, about 15 years ago and had the chance to hear = the organ in service playing as well as recital. Sometime after returning to = the US the Cathedral was struck by lightning and sustained damage (as I recall = this was shortly after the Bishop, in situ, questioned the divinity of Jesus, or something like that, but that's another issue). Was there damage to the = organ? If so, has it been repaired/rebuilt? Anyone have current specification? = Has the Cathedral been repaired? Any damage to the Roman ruins underneath? = Thanks.      
(back) Subject: Re: Parish consolidation From: rohrschok8@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Mon, 21 Jun 1999 10:56:13 -0400 (EDT)   >I always hate to hear about churches closing > down and parishes being forced to abandon > their old buildings. Just thinking of the > architectural loss alone makes me cry...and I > find myself wanting to slit my wrists when I > think of the architectural garbage that all to > often ends up replacing them. And even worse is that the "powers the be" seem to forget how these buildings came to be. They are the result of sweat, blood and tears of generations of parishoners. Although they are monuments, they are monuments to God and still speak via their history and physical appearance of the love and goodness of our Creator. I'm afraid the CEO's are becoming far to temporal.   Bruce & the Baskerbeagles ~~+~~+~~ rohrschok8@webtv.net ~~+~~+~~   Barking dogs don't bite, but they themselves don't know it. -- Shalom Aleichem    
(back) Subject: Re: organs in gyms From: "Sand Lawn" <sandlawn@prodigy.net> Date: Mon, 21 Jun 1999 09:59:42 -0700   In the Republic of the West Felicianas Museum, Jackson, Louisiana can be found a 1926 2/10 WurliTzer set up in what was the gym of a former high school. When playable it has a formidable sound! Jackson is about 30 = miles north of Baton Rouge.          
(back) Subject: Re: Crystal Cathedral on Astra From: rohrschok8@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Mon, 21 Jun 1999 11:03:03 -0400 (EDT)     >As the Sun Streames through the walls (It's > ALL windows) the organ >heats very unevenly and stops that are usable > at 9 AM are hopeless at 11 AM.< Wow! Think of the possibilities for stop knob engraving:   Principal 8' (9 am) Second (service) Principal 8' (11 am) Morninghorn 4 Afternoonhorn 4 Nachthorn 4 Cymbale III (1/4' at 9am; 1/2; at 11am; 1' at 3pm)   Bruce & the Baskerbeagles ~~+~~+~~ rohrschok8@webtv.net ~~+~~+~~   Barking dogs don't bite, but they themselves don't know it. -- Shalom Aleichem    
(back) Subject: Garden Grove Community Church From: WAYNE_BURCHAM@RSAUSA.COM Date: Mon, 21 Jun 1999 11:13:36 -0400       The Garden Grove Community Church (aka Crystal Cathedral) is neither = crystal nor a cathedral. If we expect our colleagues to understand that an oboe is an = oboe and not a rohrflute, a bombarde is a bombarde and not a waldflute, then = perhaps we can also be clear when we refer to the above mentioned edifice and its = tuning problems.         rohrschok8@webtv.net (bruce cornely) on 06/21/99 11:03:03 AM   Please respond to "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org>   To: pipechat@pipechat.org (PipeChat) cc: (bcc: WAYNE BURCHAM/NYOM/ROYAL-SSD) Subject: Re: Crystal Cathedral on Astra           >As the Sun Streames through the walls (It's > ALL windows) the organ >heats very unevenly and stops that are usable > at 9 AM are hopeless at 11 AM.< Wow! Think of the possibilities for stop knob engraving:   Principal 8' (9 am) Second (service) Principal 8' (11 am) Morninghorn 4 Afternoonhorn 4 Nachthorn 4 Cymbale III (1/4' at 9am; 1/2; at 11am; 1' at 3pm)   Bruce & the Baskerbeagles ~~+~~+~~ rohrschok8@webtv.net ~~+~~+~~   Barking dogs don't bite, but they themselves don't know it. -- Shalom Aleichem     "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: Royal Wedding Music From: "Edward Marsh" <edmarsh@lineone.net> Date: Mon, 21 Jun 1999 16:20:54 +0100   Dear List,   >All I could get was the service music - but for those who didn't have opportunity to watch:   > Congratualtions Edward & Sophie, Duke and Duchess of Wessex!   Earl and Countess of Wessex   > Processional - March Heroique - Brewer   After Widor 5, Roger Judd, the Asst Organist, played Walton's Crown Imperial. The Brewer started from the 'big tune (3rd time)' to the end. It was a great shame that the specially commissioned fanfare to herald the arrival of the Bride bore no key relationship to the Brewer at all! As = these were segue. If you have not got a recording of the Brewer, check out the following web site http://www.nutcracker-productions.com where it has = been scored for 10-piece brass, percussion and organ. This CD has been awarded Classic FMs Record of the Month.   Edward    
(back) Subject: Re: Royal Wedding Music From: "Jason McGuire" <jason@johannus-norcal.com> Date: Mon, 21 Jun 1999 08:33:06 -0700   > > After Widor 5, Roger Judd, the Asst Organist, played Walton's Crown > Imperial.   Does anyone know the history of the organ? I think they mentioned, on the TV, that it had been installed in 17xx and rebuilt several times. Is there = a stoplist available? Thanks.   Jason  
(back) Subject: Re: Royal Wedding Music From: Blaine Ricketts <blaineri@home.com> Date: Mon, 21 Jun 1999 09:23:13 -0700   Try --- http://lehuray.csi.cam.ac.uk/npor.html   You have to type in St. George's Chapel, Windsor I chose the middle box to include buildings without surveys.   Blaine Ricketts     Jason McGuire wrote: >   > Does anyone know the history of the organ? I think they mentioned, on = the > TV, that it had been installed in 17xx and rebuilt several times. Is = there a > stoplist available? Thanks. > >  
(back) Subject: Re: consolidating From: Myosotis51@aol.com Date: Mon, 21 Jun 1999 12:23:15 EDT   In a message dated 6/20/99 7:02:44 PM Eastern Daylight Time, dutchorgan@svs.net writes:   << where ALL the churches get together once a year to put on a wonderful choral program accompanied with pipe organ. Every year, the event is sponsored by a different church and many choir members from these churches meld together in one praising voice. The wrench in = the works is, one church (denomination) in town refuses to participate. Oh = well, their loss. >>   We have a similar venture. I am part of the Hamptons Interfaith Choir, = based in Westhampton Beach, NY, which welcomes any and all who wish to sing. We =   undertake three performances a year, and we all wear the choir robes from = our respective churches - makes quite a rainbow! The church in which we = perform is dictated by the music: pieces with organ accompaniment are done in the =   church with a pipe organ, but others that use orchestra (also volunteer) = are in some of the other churches. We've done pieces such as Mozart's = "Requiem," DuBois' "& Last Words," Bach's "Christmas Oratorio," etc. Our summer performance is usually lighter - this year's was a group of anthems based = on hymns.   Vicki Ceruti Organist, Center Moriches Methodist  
(back) Subject: Re: virtuosic hymn-playing, etc. From: "Mark Huth" <mhuth@rodgers.rain.com> Date: Mon, 21 Jun 1999 09:38:17 PST     > Don't you TELL the Choir, in advance, when to sing harmony and when = unison > ?   No. In my particular parish there is no need.   > I certainly do. > > I would have thought - respectfully - that that was basic.   That's an interesting question. I know many people who tell their choirs when to sing harmony and when to sing in unison, however, I have a different understanding with my group.   As stated before, my choir has come to expect with in the first few chords =   of a verse (or even during an interlude before a verse) when the accompaniment is going to stray from the written page. I much prefer a choir who listens to what is presented and follows the organ, rather than half to rely on being told what will happen every verse of every hymn.   In this way, the choir can actually lead the congregation by example. They are listening to the organ, they are prepared to sing and they provide guidance through their strong voices for the rest of the congregation.   I don't play a lot of published harmonizations, preferring, instead, to make my own. I work out the changes and techniques for a hymn ahead of time (which, yes, does take practice).   Because I want the hymn accompaniment to be truly dynamic and flexible, I often don't know whether I will be reharmonizing a verse until I hear the congregation's level of participation. If the congregation is struggling with a hymn, I may elect to avoid reharmonizing anything. If they are singing with enthusiasm, I may reharmonize more than one verse.   Locking the choir and organ into a preset number of reharmonized verses severly limits the organ's flexibility and the possibilities for insightful, varied accompaniments. I prefer, instead, to have the choir respond to the moment. While it takes a few weeks for them to become comfortable with this, the long-term benefits make it worth the = adjustment.   My choir, now, prefers this method. Many times, choristers will approach me after service and relate how they were very moved by an unexpected interlude/modulation/reharmonization - - - how this change led them to a more inspired singing. For my congregation, this method of hymn accompaniment is best.   Any choir worth their salt can learn this, IMHO. When I came to Augustana =   in the early 1990's, the first thing we worked with was the choir's responsibility and role in leading congregational song. We, too, have a very fine group which performs a great deal of acapella music - - - however, their role in leading worship is just as vital.   Mark       Mark Huth Rodgers Instruments, LLC mhuth@rodgers.rain.com http://www.rodgersinstruments.com   =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D   The word aerobics comes from two Greek words: aero, meaning 'ability to' and bics, meaning 'withstand tremendous boredom.'    
(back) Subject: Re: treatment of hymns From: "Mark Huth" <mhuth@rodgers.rain.com> Date: Mon, 21 Jun 1999 09:41:18 PST     Oh no! My Lutherans are actually Anglican???   :-)   Thanks for this post, Bud. It sounds like your Sunday experiences are much like mine. We do many of the same things, including the improvisation to allows the Gospel procession to return to their place up front.   Mark     Bud/burgie wrote:   > Free hymn accompaniments, improvisations, modulations, etc. must be in > Anglicans' genes ... the first Sunday I played at St. Matthew's, I did = all > of the above as a matter of course, and nobody batted an eye, except to > say, "Gee! That was exciting! The people really SANG!" Which, we should > never forget, is the PURPOSE of flossying up the hymns in the first = place. > > In fairness, most of my people are refugees from St. Luke's Episcopal in > Long Beach, which had a long and distinguished history of traditional > Anglican service-playing and choir singing in the high Victorian English > style; and from Blessed Sacrament Episcopal in Placentia, which at one > time was an old-line Anglo-Catholic parish. So while they'd never heard = it > AT ST. MATTHEW'S, they'd certainly HEARD it. > > We always sing the processional and recessional hymns in unison from > start to finish ... I dislike hearing the parts go by if I'm sitting in > the congregation ... not unlike listening to the doppler effect of a = train > going by (grin) ... so I don't have to tell them ahead of time what I'm > going to do in those. Occasionally I DO tell them if I'm going to > improvise a partita between verses of the communion hymn ... their term > for that (which I discovered written in their hymnals) is "Bud gonna go > nuts" (grin). > > There's a fairly major (if short) improvisation after the Gospel every > Sunday (usually on the Alleluia melody) to get the Gospel procession = back > to the Sanctuary. I practically ALWAYS improvise the closing voluntary = at > Evensong, usually on the Office Hymn. > > I've gathered quite an audience for the closing voluntaries, both at > Mass and at Evensong ... they come and sit in the choir stalls (if > there's any room ... most of the choir stays as well) and in the back > pews, or just stand around the console. And this has occurred in a > relatively short period of time since Easter last. I'm not PLAYING > anything different ... I guess they just NOTICED (grin). > > I can't think of anything more BORING that playing ALL the verses of ALL > the hymns with the same harmonization, Hyfrydol included (grin). > > Cheers, > > Bud > > > "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 >       Mark Huth Rodgers Instruments, LLC mhuth@rodgers.rain.com http://www.rodgersinstruments.com   =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D   Eat triticale: 3.56 quadrillion tribbles can't be wrong.    
(back) Subject: Melgaard/National Anthem From: Frank Johnson <usd465@hit.net> Date: Mon, 21 Jun 1999 12:22:52 -0500 (CDT)   >Long time ago at the Chicago Stadium Barton, Al Melgaard was playing a >boxing match. The spectators (oops..almost said congregation) broke out = into >their OWN fight. Quick-thinking, Al +ACI-pulled out all the stops+ACI- = and >played >The National Anthem -which immediately broke the windows and light bulbs = in >the building. The melee stopped. Al had a life-time job there after that. >Ah, sweet memories.... > >Rick dutchorgan+AEA-svs.net   Is there a recording available of that Barton? I think Al Melgaard had one out many years ago.   As a public school band director, I have heard of the same thing happening at a football game. Fight broke out and the band played the National Anthem.     Frank R. Johnson (KA0API) Spirit of New Orleans - clarinet/leader http://www.hit.net/~usd465/ 1922 E. 14th Winfield, KS 67156      
(back) Subject: Re: Melgaard/National Anthem From: John Vanderlee <jovanderlee@vassar.edu> Date: Mon, 21 Jun 1999 13:31:20 -0500     > > Is there a recording available of that Barton? I think Al Melgaard >had one out many years ago.   There are 3 LP's by Al that I know of, and one CD made by Frank Pellico at the ATOS convention shortly before they tore the hall down.   I have them all   :-)   I wished someone would re-issue the LPs   John V      
(back) Subject: Re: Organ playing in the Swiss From: "Richard Pinel" <rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk> Date: Mon, 21 Jun 1999 18:48:59 +0100   >Does anybody have addresses where it is >possible to play church organ in >Switzerland? >I am organist in Holland and going on >holiday there. > >Thanks in advance! > >Han Leentvaar     There is an organ builder here in Northampton, England called ken Tickell, and he just finished putting an organ in in Switzerland. It obviously conformed to their standards so I found it a bit uncomfortable to play, = but it has a beautiful sound. When he finishes an organ he puts it up in his workshop and the local organists association can go there to play it. Ken also plays us a mini recital to show off the organ's colours.   I'm sorry I don't know where in Switzerland this is - but I thought I'd share this anyway.   Richard