PipeChat Digest #843 - Monday, May 10, 1999
Fw: Suitable Beginner's Organ Music
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
mini concert and Leslie model number
  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com>
  by "N Brown" <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
Re: ToccataFest
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: ToccataFest
  by "N Brown" <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
Rebuilding Cassavant Key Contacts
  by <JDeCaria@aol.com>
Re: St. Jacobi Kirche
  by "N Brown" <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>

(back) Subject: Fw: Suitable Beginner's Organ Music From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Sun, 9 May 1999 21:34:39 -0500   I started out with organ lessons at nine years old. My gawd, that was 38 years ago !!! I play piano --well, more of a cocktail piano, and can fill in whenever one is needed. Victor Borge has no competition from me !!!   RickV.     -----Original Message----- From: RMaryman@aol.com <RMaryman@aol.com> To: pipechat@pipechat.org <pipechat@pipechat.org> Date: Sunday, May 09, 1999 9:25 PM Subject: Re: Suitable Beginner's Organ Music     >One who is beginning on the organ with no previous piano background has a eal >challenge ahead. ( I know 'cause I started directly on the organ myself). I >would suggest that one >could< use the David Carr Glover books at the >beginning, and also the C H Trevor materials for hands alone would make some >suitable starter materials. most organ methods assume a working knowledge of >the keyboards, so starting from scratch, there are not as many resources. >Besides, the days of the "pointer-chrrd" system died out with the home-organ >industry. > >Best of luck' > >Rick Maryman >Staunton VA > >"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: mini concert and Leslie model number From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com> Date: Sun, 09 May 1999 23:36:13 EDT   greetings,   I played the Thalben-Ball variations today and it went very well. Also, for those list members who want to know, my Leslie is a model 122.   Carlo     ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com  
(back) Subject: ToccataFest From: Innkawgneeto@webtv.net (N Brown) Date: Sun, 9 May 1999 23:57:30 -0400 (EDT)   Dear Friends: Today was the 2nd installment of my ToccataFest for May. I played the Toccata from Suite Gothique (L. Boellmann). It went VERY well. Even my teen choir members said, "GOOD JOB." When I'm really confident with a piece, I usually find myself sitting up very tall while playing. I was quite tall today as I finally felt the Boellmann was under my fingers. The folks seem to really enjoy this toccata postlude business. They are dutifully sitting during the postlude and listening to what's happening. And, they haven't jumped up ahead of the choir either. Who knows where this might lead. Now, on to Planyavsky next week. Here's hoping you all have a great week in the Lord. --Neil Brown, AAGO, MMus    
(back) Subject: Re: ToccataFest From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Mon, 10 May 1999 00:28:25 -0400 (EDT)   Congrats, Neil. How much write-up and/or background do you give the congregation in the bulletin?   bruce cornely cremona84000@webtv.net The best way to get a puppy is to beg for a baby brother -- and they'll settle for the puppy every time. -- Winston Pendelton      
(back) Subject: Re: ToccataFest From: Innkawgneeto@webtv.net (N Brown) Date: Mon, 10 May 1999 00:42:46 -0400 (EDT)   Bruce, really not too much. Here's the gist of the blurb that follows the postlude line: " TOCCATA FEST 1999: During May, the postludes will feature performances of organ toccatas (or, "touch" pieces) offered to the glory of God and for your listening pleasure. You are encouraged to be seated during the postlude and experience the full resources of the organ."   Then I have listed the four titles to be played.   It seems to have been enough this go around. Thanks so much, Bruce.   --Neil    
(back) Subject: Rebuilding Cassavant Key Contacts From: JDeCaria@aol.com Date: Mon, 10 May 1999 01:40:23 EDT   I have two Casavant keyboards from the early 1920's. The key action is in great shape, although some of the ivories are cracked. The problem is the contact boards. the contact wires are (or at least should be) separated by little wooden spacers. The spacers were almost all crushed and/or broken before I got the keyboards, rendering them unplayable. I was planning to rewire them anyways, but I'm holding off until i know what can be done about this problem. Does anyone know of a way to repair or replace those little spacers without buying a whole new contact rail? I've been wracking my brain and looking at every book I can get my hands on, but even Mr. Audsley has nothing to say about this.   Joseph DeCaria, Toronto.  
(back) Subject: Re: St. Jacobi Kirche From: Innkawgneeto@webtv.net (N Brown) Date: Mon, 10 May 1999 02:11:49 -0400 (EDT)   In one of Diane Bish's episodes, she shows these stops. Wasn't that Ronald Reagan's face I saw on one of them? --Neil