PipeChat Digest #954 - Wednesday, June 23, 1999
 
America the Beautiful arrangement wanted
  by "Stephanie and Albert Jensen-Moulton" <stephbert@freewwweb.com
United Center's 3m Allen
  by <KriderSM@aol.com>
Re: America the Beautiful arrangement wanted
  by <HOLYMUSIC@aol.com>
Re: Raleigh, NC
  by <wmcree@InfoAve.Net>
Fw: United Center's 3m Allen
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Grand Rapids, Michigan
  by "Rick \"OrganPlayer\" Locher" <rick.locher@gte.net>
Re: Grand Rapids, Michigan
  by "Simon Dyk" <noto@river.netrover.com>
Re: Grand Rapids, Michigan
  by "Blaine Ricketts" <blaineri@home.com>
Re: 64' Basses
  by "Bill" <WGWUTILS@webtv.net>
Re: Grand Rapids, Michigan
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
Kilgen Theatre Pipe Organs
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
Re: Royal Wedding Music
  by "Jerry Anderson" <organist@cjnetworks.com>
Re: Kilgen Theatre Pipe Organs
  by <ORGANUT@aol.com>
Speaking of Grand Rapids organs
  by "Jim Zimmerman" <jrzimmer@purdue.edu>
Marche Heroique - Sir Alfred Herbert Brewer
  by "Edward Marsh" <edmarsh@lineone.net>
Re: Speaking of Grand Rapids organs
  by "Sand Lawn" <sandlawn@prodigy.net>
Re: Kilgen Theatre Pipe Organs
  by "SCHUTRUM,BRUCE" <bschutrum@neo.rr.com>
Re: Royal Wedding Music
  by "Jason McGuire" <jason@johannus-norcal.com>
Re: Kilgen Theatre Pipe Organs
  by "Frank Johnson" <usd465@hit.net>
Re: Kilgen Theatre Pipe Organs
  by "Frank Johnson" <usd465@hit.net>
Re: Kilgen Theatre Pipe Organs
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: Speaking of Grand Rapids organs
  by <JKVDP@aol.com>
Re: Improvisation - - - How to's  (long)
  by <CHERCAPA@aol.com>
Shrine Hammond Now Available for Removal
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
Classifieds and Organ Home Page
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
Methodists.
  by "Richard Pinel" <rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk>
Re: SAVE THE AUSTIN?- console unwiring.
  by "bruce cornely" <rohrschok8@webtv.net>
Re: Raleigh, NC
  by "bruce cornely" <rohrschok8@webtv.net>
Re: Methodists.
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
National Shrine Kilgen Recording Plans
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
Re: Methodists.
  by "bruce cornely" <rohrschok8@webtv.net>
 


(back) Subject: America the Beautiful arrangement wanted From: Stephanie and Albert Jensen-Moulton <stephbert@freewwweb.com> Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 08:01:54 -0400   Hello! Do any of you out there know of any nice arrangements of "America the Beautiful" for organ or organ and voice? I am looking for something not too flashy, but possibly with different harmonies than the original, etc. Please reply privately via e-mail.   Thanks, Albert Jensen-Moulton stephbert@freewwweb.com    
(back) Subject: United Center's 3m Allen From: KriderSM@aol.com Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 08:28:18 EDT   ....and I understand that the organist cannot see the action live. TV = monitors aimed at the console are the organist's only links to the action.   Stan Krider  
(back) Subject: Re: America the Beautiful arrangement wanted From: HOLYMUSIC@aol.com Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 08:34:15 EDT   A wonderful arrangement of America the Beautiful out there by Mark Hayes----unsure of publisher but your local music supplier should know. = Can be done with tons of brass and narration or just with choir and organ. = Not difficult chorally but ends with lots of pizzazz---a sure crowd = pleaser.....  
(back) Subject: Re: Raleigh, NC From: wmcree@InfoAve.Net Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 09:21:21 -0400 (EDT)       The Chapel of the Cross (Episcopal) is in Chapel Hill. It has the lovely three-manual Kleuker. I remember seeing it go in. Its predecessor was an equally lovely E. M. Skinner.   Bill McRee       On Tue, 22 Jun 1999, bruce cornely wrote:   > > >I will be flying from NYC to Raleigh, NC next > > week > >are there any "must see/hear" instruments in > > the area? > It sort of depends upon what you want to see and/or hear? Just a few > that I know of: > Christ Episcopal Church (downtown) has a 2m Holtkamp tracker and a 1m > Noack in the chapel. Both rooms are worth seeing. > > A few block away is Church of the Good Shepherd (Episcopal) which I > think has recently been renovated and has a 2/24 or so Casavant tracker > in another must-see building; the building is almost a double for the > one used in Dorothy Sayers "The Nine Taylors." > > The downtown Methodist Church has a noteable Schantz (I think), and the > Presbyterian church has a large Moller (I think). > > There is a beautiful Andover 2/28 tracker in a local college which name > escapes me presently. > > If I could only do one thing, I would drive to Durham and see the > Flentrop and AEolian organs at Duke Chapel. > > Also in Durham is a luscious Kleuker at Chapel of the Holy Cross, a very > fine 3m Goulding & Wood at St. Philip's Episcopal and a stunning > Flentrop 2m French classic at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. > > Going the other way (east) St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Smithfield, has > a new Zimmer 2m with some digital voices. > > Bruce & the Baskerbeagles > ~~+~~+~~ rohrschok8@webtv.net ~~+~~+~~ > > Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails. -- Max Eastman > > > "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: Fw: United Center's 3m Allen From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 09:05:09 -0500   GOOD!!! Keep him in his room with that awful plug-in. The old stadium organ had mirrors on the music rack where the organist = could see the action below -albeit backwards.   Rick   -----Original Message----- From: KriderSM@aol.com <KriderSM@aol.com> To: pipechat@pipechat.org <pipechat@pipechat.org> Date: Wednesday, June 23, 1999 7:32 AM Subject: United Center's 3m Allen     >...and I understand that the organist cannot see the action live. TV monitors >aimed at the console are the organist's only links to the action. > >Stan Krider > >"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: Grand Rapids, Michigan From: "Rick \"OrganPlayer\" Locher" <rick.locher@gte.net> Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 09:08:41 -0500   I need a recomendation of which Church to visit on a Sunday Morning in = Grand Rapids with the best organ. Traditional worship would be preferred. Thanks, Rick L.     It's just like what the guy said who kissed the cow: "It's all a matter of taste!"    
(back) Subject: Re: Grand Rapids, Michigan From: Simon Dyk <noto@river.netrover.com> Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 10:15:22 -0400 (EDT)   Try the Woodlawn Christian Reformed Church, on the Calvin College Campus- = 3 manual Dobson   Or Grace Episcopal - 2 or 3 manual Noack       At 09:08 AM 6/23/99 -0500, you wrote: >I need a recomendation of which Church to visit on a Sunday Morning in = Grand >Rapids with the best organ. Traditional worship would be preferred. >Thanks, >Rick L. > > >It's just like what the guy said who kissed the cow: >"It's all a matter of taste!" > > >"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 > >   ************************************************************ Simon Dyk Toronto Canada   GOBER ORGANS INC. http://www.interlog.com/~goberorg CHURCH OF THE TRANSFIGURATION http://www.interlog.com/~transfig/trans.htm PERSONAL HOME PAGE: http://www.netrover.com/~noto/gober/~noto.html      
(back) Subject: Re: Grand Rapids, Michigan From: Blaine Ricketts <blaineri@home.com> Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 07:40:20 -0700   There is a 70 rank Wicks at St. Adelbert's RC. This large church has spacious acoustics and no carpet! Recordings were made by Jonathan Tuuk and the Grand Rapids Chamber Ensemble in the mid 1980's.   Blaine Ricketts     Rick \"OrganPlayer\" Locher wrote: > > I need a recomendation of which Church to visit on a Sunday Morning in = Grand > Rapids with the best organ. Traditional worship would be preferred. > Thanks, > Rick L.  
(back) Subject: Re: 64' Basses From: WGWUTILS@webtv.net (Bill) Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 10:43:39 -0400 (EDT)   Rick and fellow listers: I somewhat remember as a very young fellow (Yes, I once was that :-) listening to live sports broadcast from the Chicago Statium on radio - even on the old Philco and Magavox tube type consoles it was possible to realize the power of that organ. Do you suppose that there might possibly be rebroadcast transcriptions still in existence? Was the originating broadcasting station WGN? WGL? ... How could we find out?   Just a thought, Bill    
(back) Subject: Re: Grand Rapids, Michigan From: ScottFop@aol.com Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 11:02:24 EDT   First (Park) Congregational Church downtown has both tradtional worship = (in that denomonation's style) and a fantastic organ. I should know- I did = the premier CD recording of it back in 1993. The instrument is a magnificent = 4 manual, 103 rank Moller- their last big organ besides the 5/205 in Calvary =   Church in Charlotte, NC. The church also has an unbelievable collection = of signed Louis Tiffany stained glass windows.   Scott F. Foppiano, Director of Music and Liturgical Coordination National Shrine of the Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan  
(back) Subject: Kilgen Theatre Pipe Organs From: ScottFop@aol.com Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 11:13:38 EDT   Are there any around anymore? If so, where and how large are they?   Scott Foppiano  
(back) Subject: Re: Royal Wedding Music From: Jerry Anderson <organist@cjnetworks.com> Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 10:21:43 -0500   I am interested in information about the Processional - March Heroique - Brewer Who Published this Piece?     Thanks   Jerry Anderson Organist 1st Lutheran Church Topeka, Ks.           At 11:51 AM 6/19/99 -0500, douglas@blackiris.com wrote: >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! > >Processional - March Heroique - Brewer > >Hymn - Ye Holy Angels Bright > >Hymn - Love Divine All Loves Excelling > >Choir - Ubi Caritas - Motet > >Fanfare & Hymn - Let All The World In Every Corner Sing > >Anthem - The Spirit Of The Lord - Elgar > >Amen Chorus - Handel (Messiah) > >Fanfare & National Anthem > >Tocatta - Widor #5 > > >- >Douglas McMurry <douglas@blackiris.com> > >"Minds are like parachutes, they only function when open" > >"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: Kilgen Theatre Pipe Organs From: ORGANUT@aol.com Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 11:56:22 EDT   In a message dated 6/23/99 10:18:49 AM Central Daylight Time, ScottFop@AOL.COM writes:   << Are there any around anymore? If so, where and how large are they? Scott Foppiano >>     Scott,   There is a large 3/? Rank Kilgen in storage in Oklahoma City. It was recently removed from the downtown Civic Center. I think there are plans = to reinstall it after renovations and enlargement of the center.   Later, Phil L.  
(back) Subject: Speaking of Grand Rapids organs From: Jim Zimmerman <jrzimmer@purdue.edu> Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 11:18:58 -0500   Does anyone know the disposition, builder, etc. on the little organ in the gallery at St. Alphonso's? We have a neice who was married there a few years ago and were so disappointed that they didn't use that lovely little pipe organ. They used a Conn electronic (identical to the one I have at home) and a mic'd piano (Gag!).   ** Jim Zimmerman jrzimmer@purdue.edu **    
(back) Subject: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Marche_H=E9ro=EFque_-_Sir_Alfred_Herbert_Brewer?= From: "Edward Marsh" <edmarsh@lineone.net> Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 17:33:03 +0100   Dear Jerry,     >I am interested in information about the Processional - March Heroique - >Brewer > Who Published this Piece?     Marche H=E9ro=EFque for Organ composed by Sir (Alfred) Herbert Brewer pub= lished by Boosey & Hawkes. I am in the process of making a new edition for organ.   I have scored it for Brass Band, Wind/Military/Concert Band, School ensembles as well as a full (professional) and reduced orchestration. It = is very much modelled on Elgar's P&C Marches; in fact a very effective peice= of writing.   Herbert Brewer, although a former organist of Gloucester Cathedral, very much enjoyed writing music for the Concert Hall and as Grove's states, wa= s more at home in the concert hall than in the Cathedral!   This march also features on NPC Records (http://www.nutcracker-productions.com) award-winning CD "Music for a Millennium" scored for 10-peice band, percussion (six players!) and the mighty 4-manual Willis III instrument in Sheffield City Hall.   Hope this helps!   Edward Edward Marsh BA FRCO(CHM) Director, Nutcracker Production Co. Ltd. (NPC Records) http://www.nutcracker-productions.com info@nutcracker-productions.com emarsh@argonet.co.uk edmarsh@lineone.net   +44 (0) 191 285 9932 Phone +44 (0) 191 285 2219 Phone/Fax +44 (0) 789 975 8152 Mobile   3 Mayfield Road Gosforth Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 4HE England UK    
(back) Subject: Re: Speaking of Grand Rapids organs From: "Sand Lawn" <sandlawn@prodigy.net> Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 12:28:05 -0700   There is a listing for a 1957 Wicks, #3770 of two manuals, six ranks for = St. Alphonsus RC, Grand Rapids, MI. --- From: Jim Zimmerman <jrzimmer@purdue.edu>       >Does anyone know the disposition, builder, etc. on the little organ in = the >gallery at St. Alphonso's?      
(back) Subject: Re: Kilgen Theatre Pipe Organs From: "SCHUTRUM,BRUCE" <bschutrum@neo.rr.com> Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 13:30:33 +0000         >Are there any around anymore? If so, where and how large are they? > >Scott Foppiano   There is a Kilgen organ (3/11) in the Palace Theatre, Canton, Ohio (1926). It was "restored and enlarged" by Kegg in 1993. I believe the Posthorn and one other rank was added at this time. It is played on a regular basis.   Bruce R. Schutrum      
(back) Subject: Re: Royal Wedding Music From: "Jason McGuire" <jason@johannus-norcal.com> Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 10:43:42 -0700     > I am interested in information about the Processional - March Heroique - > Brewer > Who Published this Piece? > It is published by Boosley & Hawkes, $13.95 ... contact Brenda Durden at www.brendadurden@franticorganist.com and she can order it for you if she does not have it in stock.   Jason McGuire  
(back) Subject: Re: Kilgen Theatre Pipe Organs From: Frank Johnson <usd465@hit.net> Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 13:19:00 -0500 (CDT)   >Are there any around anymore? If so, where and how large are they? > >Scott Foppiano > >"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   I don't have much information but do know that the Kilgen which was the the WKY studios (Oklahoma City) was moved to a civic auditorium at one time. I also know that it was not cared for and became unplayable. I understand that it was renovated but that was many years ago so I'm not sure of it's status now. I heard it in the studio in the early 1950's = with the staff organist at the time, Ken Wright at the console. I have a 33 = 1/3 recording of it. This was the first live theater organ I had heard.   Frank   Frank R. Johnson (KA0API) Spirit of New Orleans - clarinet/leader http://www.hit.net/~usd465/ 1922 E. 14th Winfield, KS 67156      
(back) Subject: Re: Kilgen Theatre Pipe Organs From: Frank Johnson <usd465@hit.net> Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 13:20:21 -0500 (CDT)   >There is a large 3/? Rank Kilgen in storage in Oklahoma City. It was >recently removed from the downtown Civic Center. I think there are plans = to >reinstall it after renovations and enlargement of the center.     Phil, I'm just a bit behind you. Thanks for the added information.   Frank   Frank R. Johnson (KA0API) Spirit of New Orleans - clarinet/leader http://www.hit.net/~usd465/ 1922 E. 14th Winfield, KS 67156      
(back) Subject: Re: Kilgen Theatre Pipe Organs From: Bob Scarborough <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 11:31:41 -0700   At 11:13 AM 6/23/1999 EDT, you wrote: >Are there any around anymore? If so, where and how large are they?   In Riverside, CA, there are two that I played. There's a 2/5? at the Mission Inn, in the Music Room (console built into fa=E7ade, straight stop rail...kinda like an overgrown Kilgen "Petite Ensember", only with fa=E7ade pipes and full scales. There was a true theater Kilgen installed in the Benedict Castle, a huge private residence built in 1930. 3m/15 plus traps, I seem to remember. In the 1950's, the property was donated to the Servite Order, who used it as a seminary up until the '70s. The property was then sold to "Teen Challenge", some sort of "happy-clappy" drug rehab program. AFAIK, the Kilgen still resides in the chapel...originally the music room of the great mansion.   Voicing? The Mission Inn Kilgen was a turkey of the first order. Looking back, it probably suffered from the same lack of finishing and regulation that most Kilgens suffered from. I do remember it had a pretty nice oboe, however. The action was painfully slow.   The Benedict Castle Kilgen was a much more theatrical and versatile instrument. Voicing seemed somewhat better there than at the Mission Inn. The organ speaks from two chambers located in "turrets" framing the entrance to the chapel/music room, covered with Kilgen's trademark illogical length fa=E7ade pipes.   Of the two, the Benedict Castle organ is definately a better specimen of Kilgen's theatrical output. I just hope the "happy clappies" haven't trashed it over the years.   DeserTBoB    
(back) Subject: Re: Speaking of Grand Rapids organs From: JKVDP@aol.com Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 14:44:36 EDT   You might also try La Grave Avenue Christian Reformed Church with the new Five manual Austin-Allen. About 80 pipe ranks and 40 digital. La Grave also has traditional evening service at aroundt 6 o clock. Jerry  
(back) Subject: Re: Improvisation - - - How to's (long) From: CHERCAPA@aol.com Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 15:30:37 EDT   In a message dated 99-06-14 19:09:12 EDT, you write:   > >  
(back) Subject: Shrine Hammond Now Available for Removal From: ScottFop@aol.com Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 16:13:52 EDT   Several months back we advertised the availability of a Hammond console = organ and Leslie speaker for sale. The instrument and speaker are now available = to be purchased and removed from the building.   Any interested parties please email your offer to me privately and when = you can pick the organ and Leslie up. We are now ready to get it out of the chapel as soon as we can. I may also be reached at (248) 541-4122, Ext. = 40. Thank you.   Scott F. Foppiano, Director of Music and Liturgical Coordination National Shrine of the Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan  
(back) Subject: Classifieds and Organ Home Page From: ScottFop@aol.com Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 16:14:54 EDT   Caon anyone please provide me with the info on how to list a Hammond for = sale (again) on the organ home page (or wherever it was)? I do not remember = the contact info and would greatly appreciate it.   Thanks so much!   Scott Foppiano  
(back) Subject: Methodists. From: "Richard Pinel" <rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk> Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 21:24:26 +0100   Dear List,   I have been asked to play at a local Methodist church this Sunday Morning, and I was wondering what to expect - how do Methodists worship?   Thanks   Richard    
(back) Subject: Re: SAVE THE AUSTIN?- console unwiring. From: rohrschok8@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 16:30:53 -0400 (EDT)     ><< How does this apply to pipe organ >builders? It could be horribly expensive to > have to hire journeyman electricians to wire a > sizeable electro-pneumatic organ!!! >> Easily solved!! Organ builders can run trackers on their own!!! ;-)   Bruce & the Baskerbeagles ~~+~~+~~ rohrschok8@webtv.net ~~+~~+~~   Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails. -- Max Eastman    
(back) Subject: Re: Raleigh, NC From: rohrschok8@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 16:37:45 -0400 (EDT)     >The Chapel of the Cross (Episcopal) is in > Chapel Hill. It has the lovely three-manual > Kleuker. I remember seeing it go in. Its > predecessor was an equally lovely E. M. > Skinner. Oopz! Does that mean that St. Philip's is in Chapel Hill, as well, rather than Durham. I recall the churches were fairly close to each other. Either than, or my friend drives too fast! If you can make it to Chapel Hill, there is also the 4m Skinner at St. Paul which was recently restored. That is another must see building.   Bruce & the Baskerbeagles ~~+~~+~~ rohrschok8@webtv.net ~~+~~+~~   Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails. -- Max Eastman    
(back) Subject: Re: Methodists. From: DRAWKNOB@aol.com Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 16:39:04 EDT   In a message dated 6/23/99 3:20:38 PM Central Daylight Time, rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk writes:   << I have been asked to play at a local Methodist church this Sunday = Morning, and I was wondering what to expect - how do Methodists worship? >>   Wow, now that's a loaded question! I assume you'll being playing at an English Methodist church... Here in the States Methodist church worship styles are as diverse as the climate! Generally, in the northern sections = of the U.S. Methodists worship in a more liturgical and reserved manner (sort = of like low church Anglicans) and in the southern sections of the U.S. Methodists worship a bit more "freely" (sort of like Baptists). However, there is GREAT variance from parish to parish. The best advice would be -- =   ask to see previous bulletins and to speak with the minister and current organist before your first service!   Lots of luck!   John A. Gambill, Jr. Organist/Choirmaster Oak Cliff Lutheran Church (ELCA) Dallas, Texas http://members.tripod.com/~organist_johng/index.html  
(back) Subject: National Shrine Kilgen Recording Plans From: ScottFop@aol.com Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 16:39:15 EDT   Many, many of you have inquired about the recording of the Grande Kilgen = pipe organ at the National Shrine of the Little Flower in Royal Oak, Michigan.   Plans are being discussed regarding several recording projects involving = this instrument. Our goals are solo organ recordings, choral and organ recordings, perhaps organ with other instruments and recordings containing =   music intrinsic to the Roman Catholic liturgy and heritage.   Several major artists have already expressed an interest in recording the instrument after visiting and hearing the organ for themselves. I also intend to record on it. In addition, we have been approached by = interested recording producers and companies- some of whom even travelled long = distances to see (and hear) the room and make test recordings and microphone tests. =   The reactions are consistently unanimous- we have one hot instrument in a very fine room in which to record it. And the spread of the four main chambers (over 100' wide) and the two antiphonal chambers (a city block = away at the opposite end of the room and distributed on either side of the entrance to the Blessed Sacrament Chapel) produce an unusual and exciting effect indeed.   Tom Hazleton calls it "The Crowned Prince of Kilgens."   No recordings or formal full recitals will be presented until the = completion of the restoration which will be within the next year, hopefully much = sooner. We will not allow anything "out" publicly until the instrument is "100% concert ready." Because of the inordinately busy scheduling in the = Shrine's main rotunda, work on the organ must be performed when noise will not interfere with a special service or Liturgy. Many times work will be done =   with the shades closed during an activity in the church because of the = sheer size, layout and content of the organ and the necessity to continue the = work.   So what is left to be done?   1. installation of Peterson expression engines in the four main divisions 2. removal of the old Kilgen chamber relays (which lie in front of = offsets) 3. complete repairing of wind leaks in the main divisions and main blower =   room 4. rebuilding of two sets of chimes 5. rebuilding of the vacuum action harp with vibraphone attachment 6. releathering and reactivating the Solo tremulant 7. the reinstallation of the Main Great expression shades 8. finishing up the Antiphonal Great and Swell divisions (almost done = now) 9. some judicious repair of select reed ranks 10. minor tonal regulation (NOT revoicing and ONLY where necessary)   As this is a basic list there are always other little details that spring = up here and there. This list does NOT include the refinishing of both = consoles, which I am hoping can be done, at least to a major extent- on sight due to =   the use the organ sees.   At present- all ranks in the main and antiphonal divisions are playing but =   there are a few partial cyphers and adjustments which must be made = following such a complete and exhaustive releathering process. Anyone with any knowledge of Kilgen bottom pouchboards will know that the floating head valves must be minutely and perfectly adjusted to seal around the toe = holes or else "bleeders" and complete cyphers will occur. Now the beauty of our =   ventil chests is that if a cypher DOES occur, one need simply disengage = that particular stop and the cyper immediately ceases.   When these things are completed- then recordings will be made and recital artists will be booked. As usual, however- the doors are always open = (with advance notice please!) to any interested visiting organists to play the Kilgen.   Thank you, each and every one, for your continued support, encouragement = and sincere interest in our monumental project. Believe me when I say that = the clergy and staff are all anxiously awaiting the day when the Kilgen once again speaks forth in "like new" condition.   Scott F. Foppiano, Director of Music and Liturgical Coordination National Shrine of the Little Flower, Royal Oak, MI  
(back) Subject: Re: Methodists. From: rohrschok8@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 16:44:58 -0400 (EDT)     >I have been asked to play at a local Methodist > church this Sunday Morning, and I was > wondering what to expect - how do > Methodists worship? Probably what we do on this side of the pond would be significantly different from you will experience on Sunday. I would, however, be very interested to have a description of UK Methodist worship. Please respond tot the list, or at least include me!   Bruce & the Baskerbeagles ~~+~~+~~ rohrschok8@webtv.net ~~+~~+~~   Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails. -- Max Eastman