PipeChat Digest #821 - Saturday, May 1, 1999
 
Re: ...pedal glissandi.....
  by <Steskinner@aol.com>
Re: Thalben-Ball's Pagan. Vrtns.
  by "domenico severin" <dseverin@club-internet.fr>
Re: E. Power Biggs album cover...
  by "Robert  Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net>
Re: E. Power Biggs album cover...
  by "Robert  Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net>
Re: E. Power Biggs album cover...and champagne tales
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: Biggs & Fox...
  by "Clarity Connect" <96606351@clarityconnect.com>
Re: music of Gaston Dethier
  by "Richard Scott-Copeland" <organist@hantslife.co.uk>
Re: Thalben-Ball's Pagan. Vrtns.
  by "Richard Scott-Copeland" <organist@hantslife.co.uk>
Re: E. Power Biggs album cover...
  by "Richard Scott-Copeland" <organist@hantslife.co.uk>
Re: ...pedal glissandi.....
  by <Bubba19124@aol.com>
Re: music of Gaston Dethier
  by "Jason McGuire" <jason@johannus-norcal.com>
tech manuals for pipe organs
  by "Bud/burgie" <budchris@earthlink.net>
Re: E. Power Biggs album cover...
  by "Richard Pinel" <rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk>
Re: Stucke fur die Flotenuhr
  by "Richard Pinel" <rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk>
Re: Thalben-Ball's Pagan. Vrtns.
  by "Richard Pinel" <rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk>
looking for dates....
  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com>
Re: looking for dates....
  by "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu>
organists' longevity
  by "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu>
organists' longevity
  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com>
An E. Power Biggs CD reissue  (x-cross posted)
  by "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com>
organists/composers
  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com>
May listings for `Orgelwerke' & `Choral Traditions' (x-cross posted)
  by "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com>
 


(back) Subject: Re: ...pedal glissandi..... From: Steskinner@aol.com Date: Sat, 1 May 1999 06:16:48 EDT   In a message dated 4/30/99 4:06:05 AM Eastern Daylight Time, concert_organist@hotmail.com writes:   << does anyone know pieces with glissandi in the pedals? I can think of 2 so far. Variations on a theme by Paganini by Thalben-Ball Finale from Concerto Gregoriano by Pietro Yon Are they any others out there? >>   Virgil Fox did a big gliss at the end of Symphony Concertante by Jongen.   Steven Skinner First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant Erie, PA  
(back) Subject: Re: Thalben-Ball's Pagan. Vrtns. From: domenico severin <dseverin@club-internet.fr> Date: Sat, 01 May 1999 14:05:26 +0200   Randolph Runyon writes: ----- But in that case you could just as well hold them down with your hand. ------   YES this is the solution! DOMENICO  
(back) Subject: Re: E. Power Biggs album cover... From: "Robert Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net> Date: Sat, 1 May 1999 08:06:29 -0500   If it is the one I think it is, the picture shows from left to right Biggs, Dirk Flentrop, Charles Kuhn, and Peggy Biggs taken in 1958 celebrating the opening of the new Germanic Museum organ.   Robert   ---------- From: Carlo Pietroniro <concert_organist@hotmail.com> To: organchat@onelist.com; pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: E. Power Biggs album cover... Date: Friday, April 30, 1999 9:54 PM   Hey gang,   I was going through my organ albums today and found one that caught my eye and I always wondered about it. It's an album recorded by Power Biggs and on the back it has a picture of him pouring 3 glasses of champagne.....from an organ pipe!!! Does anyone else have this album or seen this picture? If so, can someone please offer an explanation? It's a real cool picture and one of the only ones (that I've seen) him smiling in. Is it my imagination, or did he not like smiling for the camera? Anyway, I thought I'd put that out there and see what responses I get.   c.p.     ______________________________________________________ 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: E. Power Biggs album cover... From: "Robert Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net> Date: Sat, 1 May 1999 08:36:18 -0500   Carlo wrote:     It's a real cool picture and one of the only ones (that I've seen) him smiling in. Is it my imagination, or did he not like smiling for the camera? Anyway, I thought I'd put that out there and see what responses I get.     I think you are probably right about this, but on the cover of Barabara Owen's biography of E.P. Biggs, there is a wonderful shot of him with a true kid-like smile. The book includes many photos, but most are without expression. I can relate, I hate cameras too though that is rarely a problem !   Robert  
(back) Subject: Re: E. Power Biggs album cover...and champagne tales From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Sat, 1 May 1999 10:33:54 -0400 (EDT)   >=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 =A0 =A0 Methinks one would want to "rinse" the > wine around really quick and drink it after the > Principal treatment------wine collects lead very > easily,,,, Well, heck! It's just a little lead.   >Hmmmm,,,wonder what the first symptoms of > lead poisoning in a concert organist that > rarely smiles are? Um... tall hair-do's and gaudy shoes???   bruce cornely cremona84000@webtv.net   If a dog will not come to you after he has looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience. --Woodrow Wilson    
(back) Subject: Re: Biggs & Fox... From: "Clarity Connect" <96606351@clarityconnect.com> Date: Sat, 1 May 1999 10:44:42 -0400   Carlo Pietroniro inquired whether "Biggs" or "Fox" ever composed their own music. Virgil did compose at least one piece of music that I'm aware of. It became the Alma Mater for his High School and was titled "Princeton Loyalty" by Virgil Fox (class of 1930). Sorry there is no listed publisher or dates given, however the front cover of the music has a photograph of the Princeton, Illinois High School with a photo insert of a gentleman whom I presume was principal at the time. The cost of the sheet music was a whopping forty cents. Incidentally Virgil graduated as salutatorian of his high school class. It would be interesting to learn whether this song is still being used by the high school today.   Larry Hoey    
(back) Subject: Re: music of Gaston Dethier From: "Richard Scott-Copeland" <organist@hantslife.co.uk> Date: Sat, 1 May 1999 15:43:37 +0100   Hey all, > > I'm looking for "Variations on 'O Come All Ye Faithful'" by >Gaston Dethier. It's been off the face of the earth forever. Does anyone out >there have it. I'd be willing to trade something from my repertory for it. > >Carlo   Yep, wouldn't mind a copy of this myself - Have NEVER seen this in print   Richard and Emma Scott-Copeland Southampton England >   >    
(back) Subject: Re: Thalben-Ball's Pagan. Vrtns. From: "Richard Scott-Copeland" <organist@hantslife.co.uk> Date: Sat, 1 May 1999 15:49:59 +0100   >In George Thalben-Ball's Variations on a Theme by Paganini, how should the >drone in the ninth variation be played? A footnote in the score reads: >"fixed drone or sustainer." What the h. is a "sustainer"?   A sustainer is a device, which, when activated, usually by toe piston, will hold down notes continuously.   The Organ in Southampton Guildhall has such a device on the Swell and the Solo organs. You simply hold down the notes you require, and then activate the device. If you use the toe piston, the notes are only held for as long as the piston is depressed, but if you pull the stop, the notes will stay on until you push it in again!   Not someting I have used often!   Richard Scott-Copeland Southampton England          
(back) Subject: Re: E. Power Biggs album cover... From: "Richard Scott-Copeland" <organist@hantslife.co.uk> Date: Sat, 1 May 1999 16:03:28 +0100       Bruce Wrote: "There is an old custom of "christening" a new organ by drinking wine from low C of the Principal 8 from the Great division. I think I have this recording, as well, and I know I've seen this particular picture several times."   **************************************************************************** ****   Nah, sod that! Use the Bottom C of the 32' instead. You can get much more wine in that!   Richard Scott-Copeland Southampton England       bruce cornely cremona84000@webtv.net   If a dog will not come to you after he has looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience. --Woodrow Wilson     "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: ...pedal glissandi..... From: Bubba19124@aol.com Date: Sat, 1 May 1999 11:26:50 EDT   << << does anyone know pieces with glissandi in the pedals? >>   Last movement of Robert Elmore's SONATA FOR ORGAN. Note... you must have a 32-note pedalboard... it uses the top 'G'.   The whole sonata is a hoot to play!!!  
(back) Subject: Re: music of Gaston Dethier From: "Jason McGuire" <jason@johannus-norcal.com> Date: Sat, 01 May 1999 08:51:29 -0700   Should anyone find it, or obtain permission to copy, I'd like a copy also. In fact, if anyone has the publisher's name and catalog number I could call them about it.   Jason ----------------------------------------------------- Pray for peace, brotherly love and good will towards all!   JOHANNUS of Northern California http://www.johannus-norcal.com   ---------- >From: "Richard Scott-Copeland" <organist@hantslife.co.uk> >To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> >Subject: Re: music of Gaston Dethier >Date: Sat, May 1, 1999, 7:43 AM >   >Hey all, >> >> I'm looking for "Variations on 'O Come All Ye Faithful'" >by >>Gaston Dethier. It's been off the face of the earth forever. Does anyone >out >>there have it. I'd be willing to trade something from my repertory for it. >> >>Carlo > >Yep, wouldn't mind a copy of this myself - Have NEVER seen this in print > >Richard and Emma Scott-Copeland >Southampton >England >> > >> > > >"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: tech manuals for pipe organs From: Bud/burgie <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Sun, 02 May 1999 10:09:07 -0700   Judy's question about releathering (on organchat) brought to mind a thread that ran on one of these lists awhile back ... the lack of real tech manuals for pipe organs. One idea that was put forward was that pipe organ builders and technicians are highly proprietary about their work, and are loathe to put down their "secrets" on paper. I didn't find that to be true of the journal of the International Society of Organ-Builders, but that publication is certainly not the place to START. It's aimed at the working organ-builder, not the amateur.   And there ARE things that an amateur CAN do, and many more things that ALL organists should KNOW, to avoid being ripped off, since there is no system of apprenticeships, certification, quality control, etc. applied to organ-building in this country, pipe OR electronic.   A friend described to me an imported electronic organ that doesn't begin to meet UL (Underwriters Laboratory) electrical safety standards, but it passes customs because the customs inspectors evidently don't know what to look for.   Every organist should at least know how to touch up the reeds properly without damaging them ... most churches simply won't pay for a tuning more than once or twice a year. So our choices are learning how to tune, or not using the reeds during the hottest and/or coldest months of the year. Harpsichordists have to learn to tune and quill their instruments; why should organists be any different?   One of the problems is lack of information; the other is attitude. I remember when the instructor in college tried to cover some of the basics in organ class ... most people threw up their hands and said, "THAT'S for the ORGAN TECH to do, not US." Me, I was FASCINATED, and spent all my spare time following the conservatory organ curator around, and climbing around in all the historic organs in town.   Cheers,   Bud    
(back) Subject: Re: E. Power Biggs album cover... From: "Richard Pinel" <rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk> Date: Sat, 1 May 1999 08:36:54 +0100   >Hey gang, > > I was going through my organ albums today and found one >that caught my eye and I always wondered about it. It's an album recorded by >Power Biggs and on the back it has a picture of him pouring 3 glasses of >champagne.....from an organ pipe!!! Does anyone else have this album or seen >this picture? If so, can someone please offer an explanation? It's a real >cool picture and one of the only ones (that I've seen) him smiling in. Is it >my imagination, or did he not like smiling for the camera? Anyway, I thought >I'd put that out there and see what responses I get. > >c.p. >     Do you have a scanner? If so, could you send me a copy?   Thanks very much,   Richard. =========================================================   This message was sent to you by Richard Pinel. rpinel@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk   My other computer is a VAX.    
(back) Subject: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Re:_St=FCcke_fur_die_Fl=F6tenuhr?= From: "Richard Pinel" <rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk> Date: Sat, 1 May 1999 08:40:29 +0100   >Carlo (and list)- > >Diane and Simon Preston (a very accomplished artist in his own right) did a >duo-organ concert (on the Ruffatti and a large 4M Rodgers-for-rent)at CRPC >several years ago which was later telecast on her "Joy" series. It was >interesting to see them play the Widor Toccata from Symph. No. 5 as a >duo...His calm, reserved, efficient technique, and her flailing and >foot-stomping.     List,   I have just remembered an organ recital at my church, it must have been when I was 7 or 8, before I even thought about the organ. It was a trio concert, and it finished with all three organs and organists playing the Widor 5 Toccata. I have probably told you this before, but the organs are: A 3/40 Walker Organ A 2/15 Walker Organ A 1/4 Something Organ.   Richard. =========================================================   This message was sent to you by Richard Pinel. rpinel@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk   "I'd like a hot dog," Tom said frankly    
(back) Subject: Re: Thalben-Ball's Pagan. Vrtns. From: "Richard Pinel" <rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk> Date: Sat, 1 May 1999 19:16:06 +0100     >>In George Thalben-Ball's Variations on a Theme by Paganini, how should the >>drone in the ninth variation be played? A footnote in the score reads: >>"fixed drone or sustainer." What the h. is a "sustainer"? > >A sustainer is a device, which, when activated, usually by toe piston, will >hold down notes continuously. > >The Organ in Southampton Guildhall has such a device on the Swell and the >Solo organs. You simply hold down the notes you require, and then activate >the device. If you use the toe piston, the notes are only held for as long >as the piston is depressed, but if you pull the stop, the notes will stay on >until you push it in again! >   I have recently been to sing in Derby Cathedral (what a barn!!!). They have two organs, the larger of the 2 (a 4 manual - it sounded like it was on steroids!) had these sustainer things on the choir and the solo. The console is a queer thing - it has things that look like stop knobs, but you don't pull them out, they are buttons which you press - you know which stops are out because they light up!!!.   Richard. =========================================================   This message was sent to you by Richard Pinel. rpinel@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk   Confucius say: Man who has *!£% in cookie jar is f*!£$%g crackers.    
(back) Subject: looking for dates.... From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com> Date: Sat, 01 May 1999 15:41:09 EDT   Hey all,   anyone know the birth and death date of Marcel Lanquetuit? Also, I noticed that only one person responded about 'Les Nymphéas" of Dupré, and the person said he didn't have it. I thought I'd have trouble finding someone who has it. Maybe I can rent an airplane and write a message in the sky over every major city in the world. It has to be out there somewhere. The only people who would have bought this collection are organists. I've contacted several big-name concert organists and even they have no clue. WOW!!! Anyway, if any of you come across it, let me know. Thanks.   Carlo     ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com  
(back) Subject: Re: looking for dates.... From: runyonr@muohio.edu (Randolph Runyon) Date: Sat, 1 May 1999 15:54:36 -0500   >Hey all, > > anyone know the birth and death date of Marcel Lanquetuit? >Also, I noticed that only one person responded about 'Les Nymph=C8as" of >Dupr=C8, and the person said he didn't have it. I thought I'd have trouble >finding someone who has it. Maybe I can rent an airplane and write a messag= e >in the sky over every major city in the world. It has to be out there >somewhere. The only people who would have bought this collection are >organists. I've contacted several big-name concert organists and even they >have no clue. WOW!!! Anyway, if any of you come across it, let me know. >Thanks. > >Carlo > > Gee, Carlo, didn't you read my answer to this question the other day, reprinted below? Or are you looking for the day and the month, which I do not have?     >Hey all, > > Marcel Lanquetuit had his wonderful toccata in D major >published by Alphonse Leduc in 1927. It has remained out of print and >basically lost for well over 3 decades. It has resurfaced and is now once >again available. *hurrah*. I'm glad that organists can get this piece and >add it to their repertoire because I think it's a masterpiece. It was >dedicated to Albert Dupr=C8, and I notice that there's no opus number on it= .. >Anyone know it? Also, does anyone know if Lanquetuit wrote anything else >or is this it? > >Carlo >   I know the piece well. I first heard it performed by Cark Jahnke (name approximate, from memory) in a recital in Paris in March 1998, and subsequently purchased it, playing it a couple months later as a postlude for a church service and later for an ordination.   Lanquetuit was born 1894 and died in 1985. He also wrote an Intermezzo, published by Leduc in 1923 (I do not have a copy), and arranged a Berceuse by Albeniz for organ.   Randy Runyon runyonr@muohio.edu Organist and Music Director, Norwood Christian Church (Cincinnati, OH) Professor of French, Miami University (Oxford, OH)      
(back) Subject: organists' longevity From: runyonr@muohio.edu (Randolph Runyon) Date: Sat, 1 May 1999 16:27:55 -0500   Lanquetuit: 1894-1985 Widor: 1845-1937     I think I read somewhere that a number of nonagenerians have arisen from the ranks of orchestral conductors, and that it may be due to the cardiovascular benefits of constantly waving one's arms. But what about organists, or organ composers. Has anyone done a study of their longevity, I wonder?   Randy Runyon runyonr@muohio.edu Organist and Music Director, Norwood Christian Church (Cincinnati, OH) Professor of French, Miami University (Oxford, OH)      
(back) Subject: organists' longevity From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com> Date: Sat, 01 May 1999 17:06:06 EDT   Hey all,   this could be very interesting. =) A fellow list member (and friend), has brought up a very good point. What about those of us who do God's work in the worship service and in concert? Are we rewarded with good health and long lives. (there are other working conditions, but that's another thread). Let's take a look at some of the world's foremost organists/composers, and see how long they lived.   J. S. Bach---> 65 years old C. M. Widor-----> 93 years old L. Vierne-----> 67 years old J. Alain-----> 29 years old (very tragic) C. Balbastre-----> 72 years old L. Beethoven-----> 57 years old L. Boëllmann-----> 35 years old A. P. F. Boëly-----> 73 years old J. Bonnet-----> 80 years old D. Buxtehude-----> 70 years old F. Couperin-----> 65 years old L. C. D'Aquin-----> 78 years old T. Dubois-----> 87 years old M. Dupré-----> 85 years old M. Duruflé-----> 84 years old C. Franck-----> 68 years old E. Gigout-----> 81 years old A. Guilmant-----> 74 years old S. Karg-Elert-----> 56 years old J. N. Lemmens-----> 58 years old L. Marchand-----> 63 years old G. B. Martini-----> 78 years old H. Mulet-----> 89 years old G. Pierné-----> 74 years old H. Purcell-----> 36 years old M. Reger-----> 43 years old C. Tournemire-----> 69 years old L. Farnam-----> 45 years old M. Lanquetuit-----> 91 years old G. Fauré-----> 79 years old P. Fletcher-----> 53 years old G. Mushel-----> 80 years old   Some of the modern names: Brian Hesford-----> 69 and still going E. Power Biggs-----> died at 71 Virgil Fox-----> died at 68 Marie Claire Alain-----> 73 and still going Diane Bish------> ?? and still going (I know it, but I'm not telling)   Do we see a trend? Maybe yes, maybe no. Someone was once heard to say about the death of Leon Boellmann at the very young age of 35, that he was on the way to becoming one of the best composers of our time. What a terrible loss. We, as organists should be granted long prosperous lives. After all, we're doing God's work, and why shouldn't we live long? After all, we do our best work sitting down!!!   Carlo     ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com  
(back) Subject: An E. Power Biggs CD reissue (x-cross posted) From: "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com> Date: Sat, 1 May 1999 17:41:42 -0400   Hey Biggs Fans,   I was looking around in the local CD shop and located a SONY CD titled ``The Glorious Sound of Brass''. It contains Renaissance and Baroque Masterpieces performed by The Philadelphia Brass Ensemble and -- selections of Jeremiah Clarke, George Frederich Handel, William Croft, Henry Purcell, and the `Heldenmusik' of Telemann, with the New England Brass Ensemble and E. Power Biggs, organist. The pieces date from a release on CBS in 1962 - performed on the Flentrop at the Bush-Reisinger Museum in Cambridge. If you are interested, the CD number is SONY SBK 63061. It is a nice reissue - especially of the Telemann selections.   Best regards,   Bonnie Beth Derby Producer & Host ``Orgelwerke'' & ``Choral Traditions'' WCNY-FM, 91.3; Syracuse; WUNY-FM, 89.5, Utica; WJNY-FM, 90.9, Watertown Organist, First Church of Christ, Scientist, Syracuse Orge@dreamscape.com  
(back) Subject: organists/composers From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com> Date: Sat, 01 May 1999 17:46:36 EDT   Hey all,   I forgot to mention a few names. There's also Carlo Curley, Simon Preston, Gillian Wier, Fred Swann, and let's not forget Catherine Crozier, who well into her seventies, is still going strong. There was also the late Ted Alan Worth, who passed away this past December. Anyone know how old he was.   Also, do you all realize that 1937 was a terrible year in the organ world? We lost 3 big names that year: Widor, Vierne and Pierné. WOW!!!! Was it something in the water?!? How often does that happen, where 3 composer/organists die the same year? Probably not very often.   Carlo     ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com  
(back) Subject: May listings for `Orgelwerke' & `Choral Traditions' (x-cross posted) From: "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com> Date: Sat, 1 May 1999 18:22:43 -0400   Choral Traditions and Orgelwerke listings for May, 1999, on Classic FM in Central New York   Choral Traditions:   5/1: A birthday celebration for Leo Sowerby with a number of his anthems sung by the Choir of Trinity Church, Wall Street; St. Thomas Church, New York; the Girls' Choir of St. Paul's Cathedral, Buffalo; and the Memphis Boychoir.   5/8: Evensong for the Feast of th Ascension with the Memphis Boychoir and the Memphis Chamber Choir conducted by John Ayer with organist David J. Kienzle.   5/15: A birthday celebration for Claudio Monteverdi with John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir; and the Ensemble Vocal Europeen de La Chapelle Royale directed by Philippe Herreweghe.   5/22: Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 2 in B-Flat, ``Lobgesang'' with Helmuth Rilling conducting the Gachinger Kantorei and the Bach-Collegium Stuttgart on a recent CD release.   5/29: In tribute - for Memorial Day weekend we will feature ``Morning Heroes'' by Sir Arthur Bliss and ``Toward the Unknown Region'' by Ralph Vaughan Williams.   Orgelwerke:   5/2: Organ Music of Leo Sowerby, including ``Comes Autumn Time'', ``Requiescat in Pace'', ``Fantasy for Flute Stops''. ``Pageant'', ``Carillon'', and the Prelude on `Deus Tuorum Militum'.   5/9: A memorial tribute to organist Michael Farris. Featured will be his dynamic performances of the Allegro from the Symphony No. 6 of Widor, Buxtehude's Praeludium in g minor, BuxWV 149, Four Sketches, Op. 58 of Robert Schumann, and the Prelude et Fugue sur le nom d'Alain, Op. 7 of Durufle.   5/16: The Metzler organ at the Church of St. Nicolaus, Frauenfeld, with organist Heinz Balli. Music of Buxtehude, Pachelbel, and Bach will be performed.   5/23: Organist Keith S. Toth plays the new Guilbault-Therien organ located in the Chapel of Brick Presbyterian Church, New York City. Offered will be selections of Vierne, Franck, Alain, Dupre, and Boellmann.   5/30: Organ Music for Memorial Day weekend. Included will be Richard Strauss's Processional Entry, `The Joy of the Redeemed' by Clarence Dickinson, `Chant de la Resurrection' of Charles Koechlin, `Salvum fac Populum Tuum' of Widor, `Cortege' of gaston Litaize, and `Poeme Heroique' of Marcel Dupre.   And a Happy Birthday to Leo Sowerby today!   Best Regards,   Bonnie Beth Derby Producer & Host ``Orgelwerke'' & ``Choral Traditions'' WCNY-FM, 91.3; Syracuse; WUNY-FM, 89.5, Utica; WJNY-FM, 90.9, Watertown Organist, First Church of Christ, Scientist, Syracuse orge@dreamscape.com