PipeChat Digest #756 - Sunday, March 14, 1999
 
RE: HELP!!! with Rodgers 805
  by "Dennis Goward" <dgoward@uswest.net>
John Scott Whiteley in recital, Dallas
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
 


(back) Subject: RE: HELP!!! with Rodgers 805 From: "Dennis Goward" <dgoward@uswest.net> Date: Sat, 13 Mar 1999 22:38:12 -0700   > For my previous posting I realize I may be kicked off this > venerable list..... > HOWEVER, I am tired of "the electronic is as good as a pipe" > debate. As Flor > Peeters once said "those of you who think you know it all, please > don't annoy > those of us who DO".   You may not be kicked off, for I'm sure it was said with humor -- I HOPE you know the difference. I'm not sure anyone on this side of the aisle ever said electronic is as good -- only that it is a viable alternate when and if pipes aren't available. If I could have a pipe organ of equal or better spec than the electronic I do play, I'd jump at it . . . but I would not, under any circumstances, take a 2 or three rank organ that costs the same or more over the electronics that's there.   That's my opinion, and I'm gonna try to stay out of this now. It has passed from intellegent discussion to insanity.   D    
(back) Subject: John Scott Whiteley in recital, Dallas From: DRAWKNOB@aol.com Date: Sun, 14 Mar 1999 01:51:31 EST   The Organist of York Minster, England, presented a concert at King of Glory Lutheran Church, Dallas, on March 12th. The organ at King of Glory is a Rosales (Op. 17) tracker - 48 ranks. Below you will find John Scott Whiteley's concert programme, complete with my critique:   Rondeau from "Abdelazar" Henry Purcell (AWESOME) Prelude & Fugue in G Maj. BWV 541 J.S. Bach (Great) Sinfonia & Fugue in C minor J.S. Bach from "Ich hatte Viel Bekummernis" arr. J.S. Whiteley (Very fun and imaginative) Chorale III in A minor Cesar Franck (Great - He mastered this one!) Prelude & Fugue on B.A.C.H. Franz Liszt/ arr. J.S. Whiteley (a combination of Liszt's piano and organ arrangements on B.A.C.H.) Andante in F Henry Smart (a GREAT piece) Scherzo in A minor W.T. Best (the Best edition is the worst, te he - a great piece - HARD) Fantasia expansiva (on "Jesu Redemptor Omnium) J.S. Whiteley (STRANGE... I would NOT recommend it for a Sunday service) Sonata Eroica, Op. 94 Joseph Jongen (Wonderful display of color, texture and TECHNIQUE)   submitted by John A. Gambill, Jr. Organist/Choirmaster Oak Cliff Lutheran Church Dallas, Texas