PipeChat Digest #867 - Monday, May 17, 1999
 
Archiving to CD .. SF Fox III
  by "Ron Pearcy" <ronniep@clear.net.nz>
Archiving to CD .. Atlanta's Moller4/42
  by "Ron Pearcy" <ronniep@clear.net.nz>
Re: ICQ?
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@post.queensu.ca>
Re: Fw: BACH.
  by "jon" <jonberts@swbell.net>
Fw: Fw: BACH.
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: Rodgers Pipe Organs........
  by "Daryl Robinson" <darylrobinson@hotmail.com>
Virgil's opinion on transcriptions...
  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com>
Re: Where Will It All End???!!!
  by <George.Greene@rossnutrition.com>
Re: name that organ.....
  by "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu>
Re: Virgil's opinion on transcriptions...
  by <DEMPAR1@aol.com>
2nd Baptist - Houston
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
[musiclassical] 17 MAY (fwd)
  by "R A Campbell" <rcampbel@U.Arizona.EDU>
Re: Rodgers Pipe Organs........
  by "Rod Murrow" <murrows@pldi.net>
RE: Where Will It All End???!!!
  by "Dennis Goward" <dgoward@uswest.net>
RE: 2nd Baptist - Houston
  by "Dennis Goward" <dgoward@uswest.net>
the postlude...
  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com>
Re: Rodgers Pipe Organs........
  by "Daryl Robinson" <darylrobinson@hotmail.com>
RE: 2nd Baptist - Houston
  by "Daryl Robinson" <darylrobinson@hotmail.com>
Re: Fw: BACH.
  by <ProOrgo48@aol.com>
Re: Bach for Therapy.......
  by "Richard Pinel" <rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk>
Re: the postlude...
  by "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu>
Forwarded Message
  by "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org>
Re: the postlude...
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
 


(back) Subject: Archiving to CD .. SF Fox III From: Ron Pearcy <ronniep@clear.net.nz> Date: Mon, 17 May 1999 22:09:24 +0000 (GMT)   Have just archived my 2nd SF Fox CD ex tape, featuring Everett Nourse at the W4/36. . . delighted with the result. I believe the material is not from the Doric 'Farewell to the Fox' series of 3x LP's. Songs featured include Sleepytime Girl / Rosalie / Beautiful Lady. Does anyone know when this LP was released?   Cheers, Ronnie   -- ----- Ron Pearcy <ronniep@clear.net.nz> 17 Donegal Crescent, Greenswood, Greenmeadows, Napier, New Zealand -------  
(back) Subject: Archiving to CD .. Atlanta's Moller4/42 From: Ron Pearcy <ronniep@clear.net.nz> Date: Mon, 17 May 1999 22:18:50 +0000 (GMT)   It would seem that relatively little has been recorded on the magnificent Atlanta Fox Moller 4/42.   Have just archived three fine CD's, featuring artists in concert recorded during the 1970's ex tapes I have had in archive for over twenty years.   How often is this beautiful instrument heard these days?   Cheers, Ronnie   -- ----- Ron Pearcy <ronniep@clear.net.nz> 17 Donegal Crescent, Greenswood, Greenmeadows, Napier, New Zealand -------  
(back) Subject: Re: ICQ? From: Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca> Date: Mon, 17 May 1999 06:45:18 -0400   At 12:03 AM 5/17/99 -0500, Rod Murrow wrote:   >Are the pipechat people more organized than that on the Mon/Fri sessions? I'll >plan on witnessing at least part of it - and can only hope to learn my way around >the program a bit. Basically, do you just type a question/answer/response in >that space at the bottom of the screen? Some of that stuff goes by awfully >quickly ... speed reading never was my forte. > >See you tomorrow evening I hope. > >Rod Murrow   Rod,   Yes the people on Pipechat IRC are organised to some extent, but it rather depends on the participants. Some evenings we have a very deep discussion on the merits or de-merits of a particular instrument. At other times we might be lauding a particular Compact Disc, such as the one recently published by the Atlantic City Convention Hall group.   As one of the regulars on board Pipechat IRC, we welcome all newcomers, and if you have any difficulties, somewhere among our joint experiences there may well be an answer to any questions that you may have. We have all gone through the initial "Newbie" period, so don't think that you are on your own!   I would suggest that you log on tonight and see what goes on, - and yes, all that you have to do is to type in your comments, or your reponses into the space at the bottom of your screen in mIRC!   TTYL,   Bob Conway "Learn from the mistakes of others. You cannot live long enough to make them all yourself."          
(back) Subject: Re: Fw: BACH. From: jon <jonberts@swbell.net> Date: Mon, 17 May 1999 06:22:21 -0500       VEAGUE wrote:   > There is a Lutheren church in Hollywood, Fl. that as I understand, plays > nothing BUT Bach. They bought a new organ, and even had the trem IMMEDIATELY > removed !!! Bach liked trems --he called them shakers.   Does that mean JSB was one of the "original shakers& movers?"   Sorry just could not resist.......outa here for a week....headed to FLA to make peoples lives more.......ahhhhh....interesting.   jon bertschinger   > Rick V. > > > > >"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 > > > > "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: Fw: BACH. From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Mon, 17 May 1999 07:47:24 -0500   Apparently, sometimes JSB moved 'em and shook 'em......   Rick V.     -----Original Message----- From: jon <jonberts@swbell.net> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Date: Monday, May 17, 1999 6:25 AM Subject: Re: Fw: BACH.     > > >VEAGUE wrote: > >> There is a Lutheren church in Hollywood, Fl. that as I understand, plays >> nothing BUT Bach. They bought a new organ, and even had the trem IMMEDIATELY >> removed !!! Bach liked trems --he called them shakers. > >Does that mean JSB was one of the "original shakers& movers?" > >Sorry just could not resist.......outa here for a week....headed to FLA to make >peoples lives more.......ahhhhh....interesting. > >jon bertschinger > >> Rick V. >> >> > >> >"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 >> > >> >> "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 > > > > >"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: Rodgers Pipe Organs........ From: "Daryl Robinson" <darylrobinson@hotmail.com> Date: Mon, 17 May 1999 05:53:14 PDT   The church has always got something going on that envolves screens or props that the choir uses or for large performances. The church is going in the wrong direction as far as I am concerned with there organ. They should have enlarged that AWESOME Casavant in there old sanctuary that just sits there and rots away while the mighty Rodgers (he he) is used.   Daryl   >From: Innkawgneeto@webtv.net (N Brown) >Reply-To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> >To: pipechat@pipechat.org (PipeChat) >Subject: Re: Rodgers Pipe Organs........ >Date: Sat, 15 May 1999 23:16:16 -0400 (EDT) > >Darryl and listers, I think I've seen recent photos of 2nd Baptist that >look as if some of the pipework had been removed (or at least covered >up). It looked as though Jumbotron screens were in their place. I >could be mistaken, but it wouldn't surprise me. >Any words of verification would be apprec. >--Neil > > >"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 >     _______________________________________________________________ Get Free Email and Do More On The Web. Visit http://www.msn.com  
(back) Subject: Virgil's opinion on transcriptions... From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com> Date: Mon, 17 May 1999 09:10:37 EDT   good morning,   I read an interview with Virgil Fox, and his opinion on transcriptions is as follows: "......these pieces were written for violins, horns and tenors, but I chose to play them on my medium....." He was a great man and had an opinion about almost everything having to do with music. He did so much for the organ world and I respect his opinion. Virgil's name carries a little more weight than the organist who originally made the comment to me about transcriptions. There are purists out there who don't play transcriptions at all. To each his own.   Carlo     ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Where Will It All End???!!! From: George.Greene@rossnutrition.com Date: Mon, 17 May 1999 09:21:38 -0400     Bud wrote   <<Personally, I think this business is getting ENTIRELY out of hand. In the "old days", we did Gospel and praise music quite handily with a grand piano, a pipe or other organ, and maybe a trap set and/or a few solo instruments. It seems to me that if a church HAS CCM, then let the CCM combo take care of THAT, and let the organ or organ and piano take care of the rest. And if necessary, HAVE a B-3 or the synthesizer equivalent.>>     Amen, Brother! Unfortunately the "music director" at my church thinks that the "CCM combo" has to accompany EVERYTHING! It drives me nuts when I have to play the organ along with the majestic (NOT!) strains of keyboard, "gee-tar", etc. on great hymns like "Holy, Holy, Holy", "A Mighty Fortress", "O for a Thousand Tongues", etc. Pretty soon a lobotomy is going to be a prerequisite for any organist who plans to work in an "evangelical" church (that is, provided those churches don't sacrifice all of their organs on the altars of the "Praise Band" fad...well, we can always HOPE it's just a passing fad, can't we?!!!)   Uh-Oh, I'm on my soapbox again. Time for another Valium...        
(back) Subject: Re: name that organ..... From: John Vanderlee <jovanderlee@vassar.edu> Date: Mon, 17 May 1999 09:25:37 -0500     And while we're looking at movie organs...   Last Friday I saw "Some like it hot" with Lemmon, Curtis and Marilyn Monroe.   In the beginning part is a funeral parlor which shows pipe organ and "organist" which has a stop that opens a wall to a speak-easy! The sound track was unmistakably Hammond, however the organ looked fairly real. Anyone have any info on this?   Then several weeks ago I screened a "muppet-look-alike" film made in New Zealand called "here come the Feebles!" The film was hilarious albeit VERRRY ADULT oriented. Definitely NOT family fare! However, it opened with the group doing a an openening number on stage accompanied by what looked like some sort of theatre organ mock-up. (This part was very clean and wholesome). I wonder what motivated the the artistic director to use a pipe organ scene. ( Oh I can see the minds going now..... :-)   John V      
(back) Subject: Re: Virgil's opinion on transcriptions... From: DEMPAR1@aol.com Date: Mon, 17 May 1999 09:27:32 EDT   Point well taken Carlo. My favorite quote of Virgil's is: "Musical Purists are barnacles on the ship of Music".  
(back) Subject: 2nd Baptist - Houston From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Mon, 17 May 1999 09:52:14 -0400 (EDT)   > They should have enlarged that AWESOME > Casavant in there old sanctuary that just sits > there and rots away while the mighty Rodgers > (he he) is used. Actually, having heard the old Casavant, I think it's a blessing in disguise that it was spared the humiliation and degradation of enlargement into a now-useless behemoth. This is a relief to me! The enlarge-enlarge-enlarge mentality is simply beyond my understanding, especially in view of the experience that it seldom improves the organ. If the old Casavant is not used ata ll, isn't that partially the responsibility of the organist at 2nd Baptist. It could be used for practice and enjoyment, unless the building is constantly used for something else.   bruce cornely cremona84000@webtv.net   When a dog wants to hang out the "Do Not Disturb" sign, as all of us do now and then, he is regarded as a traitor to his species. -- Ramona C. Albery    
(back) Subject: [musiclassical] 17 MAY (fwd) From: R A Campbell <rcampbel@U.Arizona.EDU> Date: Mon, 17 May 1999 07:08:34 -0700 (MST)       Classical Music Almanac 17 MAY   FP of Gluck's first opera 'Iphigenie en Tauride'. In Paris. 1803 In Vienna, at the Augarten, FP of Beethoven's 'Kreutzer' sonata. Beethoven, piano; Bridgetower, violinist 1866 Birth of French composer Erik Alfred-Leslie SATIE in Honfleur. d- 1 JUL 1925 1881 Birth of Argentine composer Pascual de ROGATIS 1889 Birth of French flautist and teacher Marcel MOYSE in Saint-Amour. 1890 In Rome, FP of Mascagni's 'Cavalleria Rusticana' 1890 Birth of American composer, conductor and teacher Philip JAMES 1900 Birth of Russian violinist and composer Nicolai BEREZOWSKY in St. Petersburg. (Comes to NYC in 1922) 1901 Birth of German composer Werner EGK in Auchsesheim. 1912 (1905 ?)Birth of Hungarian violinist and conductor Sandor VEGH. d- 6 JAN 1997 1906 (1908?)Birth of Croatian-American soprano Zinka MILANOVA (Kunc) 1918 (1923?) Birth of Swedish soprano Birgit NILSSON in Karup. 1921 Birth of English hornist and organist Dennis BRAIN. d-auto crash 1937 1924 Birth of French baritone Gabriel BACQUIER 1923 Birth of American composer Peter MENNIN in Erie, PA. d- NYC, 17 JUN 1983 1929 In Paris, FP of Prokofiev's Third Symphony. Monteux conducts. 1935 Death of French composer Paul DUKAS in Paris. 1944 Birth of English pianist Paul CROSSLEY 1945 Birth of English baritone Brian Rayner COOK 1969 Leonard Bernstein's last concert with the New York Philharmonic as condcutor-director to have more time to compose. 1958 Birth English conductor Ivor BOLTON. 1978 Philips Electronics of The Netherlands announces new digital sound reproduction reproduction system from flat, silver 'Compact Discs'.   === We promote Classical and New Age Music.   AcoustiCDigest/Radio Prod. P.O.Box 16221 Tucson AZ 85732 NEWAGE, Acoustic & Classical Music Directories http://AcoustiCD.com CD sales at http://mycdstore.com _____________________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Free instant messaging and more at http://messenger.yahoo.com   ------------------------------------------------------------------------ ONElist: where the world talks! http://www.onelist.com Join a new list today. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ compact disc discounts comparison shopping at:http://mycdstore.com and visit the Internet Classical Music Directory index at http://acousticd.com    
(back) Subject: Re: Rodgers Pipe Organs........ From: Rod Murrow <murrows@pldi.net> Date: Mon, 17 May 1999 09:28:28 -0500   Daryl; If it's going to "rot away" why don't they have Organ Clearing House come and get it - to be "recycled"? At least that way, someone could be enjoying it. Rod Murrow   Daryl Robinson wrote:   > They should have > enlarged that AWESOME Casavant in there old sanctuary that just sits there > and rots away while the mighty Rodgers (he he) is used. >    
(back) Subject: RE: Where Will It All End???!!! From: "Dennis Goward" <dgoward@uswest.net> Date: Mon, 17 May 1999 08:41:28 -0700   > Pretty soon a > lobotomy is going to be a prerequisite for any organist who plans to > work in an "evangelical" church (that is, provided those churches > don't sacrifice all of their organs on the altars of the "Praise > Band" fad...well, we can always HOPE it's just a passing fad, > can't we?!!!)   There was a mildly Lutheran church in my area that went "praise band" crazy, and pulled their beautiful AOB organ out of the chancel, er, platform, and filled in the hole with plywood. They eventually moved to a larger building (which doesn't even have an organ) I was attending a pentecostal church at the time, and that church bought the old Lutheran building. They found the AOB in storage and didn't know what to do with it . . . They already had a B-3. So they gave it away -- to me. It sits in my family room, and thanks to being able to practice daily on a quality classical organ, I now am Minister of Music -- in a TRADITIONAL Lutheran church. Sounds like a plot line from a Gilbert and Sullivan story, doesn't it?   I have nothing against a praise band in the proper place -- doesn't the Bible say something like "all things in moderation?"   Dennis    
(back) Subject: RE: 2nd Baptist - Houston From: "Dennis Goward" <dgoward@uswest.net> Date: Mon, 17 May 1999 08:43:43 -0700   > Actually, having heard the old Casavant, I think it's a blessing in > disguise that it was spared the humiliation and degradation of > enlargement into a now-useless behemoth. This is a relief to me! > The enlarge-enlarge-enlarge mentality is simply beyond my understanding, > especially in view of the experience that it seldom improves the organ.   Good point. A builder designs an organ as an ensemble instrument. Simply adding more sound is not a guarantee of improvement.   Dennis Goward    
(back) Subject: the postlude... From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com> Date: Mon, 17 May 1999 11:53:04 EDT   greetings fellow ivory ticklers,   the postlude..............I heard one lady say, "oh yeah, that's when the organist can see how loud he/she can play". The postlude is very important. It the piece which carries the congregation from the warmth and security of God's house out into the real world, sometimes harsh and cruel. It should be a joyous, festive piece. Some people stay and listen, some don't (actually, most don't). The pieces I've had the most sucess with, and the ones that peoples stay to listen to are the ones that show the vast diversity of the organ as a solo instrument. People that know their stuff when it comes to organ repertory will also be the ones to stay, so try not repeat your postludes too frequently. One lady actually said to me, "you played that one 5 months ago!!!!". Play loud if you must, but not too loud. The last thing we as organist want to see is a sign saying, "Attention, loud organ...approach at your own risk"...........Sometimes, we don't realize just HOW loud we play. Ask people whose opinion you respect to give you their feedback. It's the least we can do, after all, the congregational "ear" is very important..............=)   Carlo     ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Rodgers Pipe Organs........ From: "Daryl Robinson" <darylrobinson@hotmail.com> Date: Mon, 17 May 1999 09:02:15 PDT   I tried to get them to donate to my church but of course not. They only use it once a month or so. It never gets tuned but I still go over there to practice because it is a great instrument.   >From: Rod Murrow <murrows@pldi.net> >Reply-To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> >To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> >Subject: Re: Rodgers Pipe Organs........ >Date: Mon, 17 May 1999 09:28:28 -0500 > >Daryl; >If it's going to "rot away" why don't they have Organ Clearing House come >and >get it - to be "recycled"? At least that way, someone could be enjoying >it. >Rod Murrow > >Daryl Robinson wrote: > > > They should have > > enlarged that AWESOME Casavant in there old sanctuary that just sits >there > > and rots away while the mighty Rodgers (he he) is used. > > > > >"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 >     _______________________________________________________________ Get Free Email and Do More On The Web. Visit http://www.msn.com  
(back) Subject: RE: 2nd Baptist - Houston From: "Daryl Robinson" <darylrobinson@hotmail.com> Date: Mon, 17 May 1999 09:08:19 PDT   When I said enlarge I didn't mean a 100 ranks or anything just add a couple of 32's and a solo trumpet the organ is already four manuals and 92 ranks. It truely is a waist though.   >From: "Dennis Goward" <dgoward@uswest.net> >Reply-To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> >To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> >Subject: RE: 2nd Baptist - Houston >Date: Mon, 17 May 1999 08:43:43 -0700 > > > Actually, having heard the old Casavant, I think it's a blessing in > > disguise that it was spared the humiliation and degradation of > > enlargement into a now-useless behemoth. This is a relief to me! > > The enlarge-enlarge-enlarge mentality is simply beyond my understanding, > > especially in view of the experience that it seldom improves the organ. > >Good point. A builder designs an organ as an ensemble instrument. Simply >adding more sound is not a guarantee of improvement. > >Dennis Goward > > >"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 >     _______________________________________________________________ Get Free Email and Do More On The Web. Visit http://www.msn.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Fw: BACH. From: ProOrgo48@aol.com Date: Mon, 17 May 1999 12:10:27 EDT   Jon,   found your black notebook/service contracts "workbook" in the bench yesterday morning, then TOTALLY forgot to mention or give it to you in the press of the afternoon events.   Please advise. It's in safe hands. Dale  
(back) Subject: Re: Bach for Therapy....... From: "Richard Pinel" <rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk> Date: Sun, 16 May 1999 15:11:48 +0100   >Bruce: I'm surprised........what's wrong with equal temperament....Bach >was an advocate of it. If not all of his preludes and fugues would have >been in d moll.........LOL > >Just had to rattle your "cage", cause I think you've been spending too >much time at the zoo! > >Jon Bertschinger >     Equal temperament isn't perfect - if you play f & a together (above middle c works best) you will find a "wolf" (only a small one mind).   Richard. =========================================================   This message was sent to you by Richard Pinel. rpinel@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk   "I'm taking the prisoner downstairs," he said condescendingly    
(back) Subject: Re: the postlude... From: Randolph Runyon <runyonr@muohio.edu> Date: Mon, 17 May 1999 13:25:34 -0400   >Carlo Pietroniro wrote: > > the postlude..............The pieces I've had the most >sucess with, >and the ones that peoples stay to listen to are the ones that show the vast >diversity of the organ as a solo instrument."   Well, which ones were the most successful in that regard?   Professor Randolph Paul Runyon Dept. of French, Miami University Oxford, OH 45056 runyonr@muohio.edu      
(back) Subject: Forwarded Message From: Administrator <admin@pipechat.org> Date: Mon, 17 May 1999 12:55:26 -0500   I have received the following and have been asked to pass it on to the list.   David   *************FORWARDED MESSAGE******************************************** I am sure that the many friends of the baroque organ builder Gottfried Silbermann, especially those who have visited the Museum in Saxony, would wish to be advised that Werner Mueller passed away on April 27th 1999 at the age of 75. The Silbermann Museum was founded in 1983 by, and based on the research of, Werner M&uuml;ller, whose two books are the definitive reference works on the life and work of Gottfried Silbermann. Since his retirement in 1991 the Museum has been faithfully maintained by his daughter-in-law Giesela Mueller, often and indeed currently in the face of difficult conditions both financial and local-administrative.   Messages of condolence, as well as encouragement for the future, would I am sure be most warmly received. Letters to Frau Giesela Mueller, Museum Gottfried Silbermann, 09623 Frauenstein, Germany. Email to "Giesela Mueller" <EKeilig@t-online.de>   I would be most grateful indeed for the courtesy of an announcement to your list members.   Michael M Webmaster, Silbermann Site http://www.islandnet.com/~arton/silbeng.html **************************************** David Scribner Co-Owner / Technical Administrator PipeChat   850-478-9635 mailto:david@blackiris.com  
(back) Subject: Re: the postlude... From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Mon, 17 May 1999 14:27:59 -0400 (EDT)   >...the postlude..............I heard one lady say, > "oh yeah, that's when the organist can see > how loud he/she can play". Some of the most moving postludes I've heard and experienced were quiet. I recall at the Cathedral in Houston, often on Communion Sundays (yes! those were the days), after the final prayer the elegant sounds of the organ would softly permeate the stillness of the Cathedral, much as the smoke from the freshly extinguised candles rose from the altar. The people responded in kind, those who chose to leave would quietly rise and move slowly and reverently toward the doors. I try to do this occasionally as well; sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. The world is not quite as sensitive and/or polite as it once was.   >People that know their stuff when it comes to > organ repertory will also be the ones to stay, > so try not repeat your postludes too > frequently. Not always so. There are very few people in my parish or even those back in the Houston days who were "in the know" literature-wise. Many of these people learned organ literature from postludes and developed favorites from occasional repetition. The lady who said, " 'you played that one 5 months ago!!!!' (Play loud if you must, but not too loud.)" was likely responding to the volume of the organ rather than literature played. I like to repeat great literature every several months, but when I do repeat it, I alter the registration so that it is heard from a slightly different perspective. >The last thing we as organist want to see is a > sign saying, "Attention, loud organ...approach > at your own risk" Unfortunately, many organ builders/finishers do not build organs that are full, but gentle, in sound, so it is up to the organist to use restraint. It is so much more interesting to explore the colours of the organ and contrast them, rather using them all at once.   bruce cornely cremona84000@webtv.net   If dogs could talk, perhaps we would find it as hard to get along with them as we do with people. -- Karl Capek