PipeChat Digest #888 - Thursday, May 27, 1999
 
Priestly Movements
  by "Richard Scott-Copeland" <organist@x-stream.co.uk>
Re: ZymbelStern
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com>
Re: Off topic, but...
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com>
Re: MacDowell Transcriptions
  by <Myosotis51@aol.com>
Re: TAO/AGO MAGAZINE
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com>
27 MAY Almanac Death Cond. P. Sacher (fwd)
  by "R A Campbell" <rcampbel@U.Arizona.EDU>
Off topic, but...NOW ON TOPIC
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: Building the House of God (shouldn't be off-topic for	organists!)
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: Off topic, but...
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: Building the House of God (shouldn't be off-topicfor	organists!)
  by "Stanley Lowkis" <nstarfil@MediaOne.net>
Re: mixtures from the top
  by "Mark Huth" <mhuth@rodgers.rain.com>
new churches and organ chambers
  by "Bud/burgie" <budchris@earthlink.net>
Re: TAO/AGO's Magazine
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
Trinity Church, Boston
  by <ManderUSA@aol.com>
Methuen - A Note From Barbara Owen (X Posted)
  by <ManderUSA@aol.com>
Re: Methuen - A Note From Barbara Owen (X Posted)
  by "Richard Pinel" <rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk>
Re: Methuen - A Note From Barbara Owen (X Posted)
  by "Jason McGuire" <jason@johannus-norcal.com>
HELP!
  by "Mark Hopper" <mahopper@bellsouth.net>
Re: HELP!
  by <RSiegel920@aol.com>
Trinity Church, Boston
  by "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com>
Re: Methuen - A Note From Barbara Owen (X Posted)
  by "Stephen Karr" <sfpkarr@hotmail.com>
Re: Methuen - A Note From Barbara Owen (X Posted)
  by <dgoward@att.net>
Organ Crawl
  by "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com>
Re: The Lost Chord
  by <Icorgan@aol.com>
 


(back) Subject: Priestly Movements From: "Richard Scott-Copeland" <organist@x-stream.co.uk> Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 09:13:48 +0100   Dear Bruce   I have that recording too!   Isn't it an absolute hoot?   On a more serious note, the Bishop of Portsmouth has just announced his preistly"movements" for this year. It seems that we will lose the venerable Canon (who has been posted to the island of JERSEY) and his replacement will be one Fr. John o'Shea, of whom we don't know a lot. I have to say that I am not at all experienced in matters pertaining to new priests and how much they can affect music programmes and things. I have never been in one place long enough to experience changes of clergy! Thoughts going through my head are such as:   What if he doesn't like organs - and prefers guitars instead? Whatif he doesn't carry on the programme of work we have in mind for the organ? What if he thinks I'm paid too much? Could I be out of a job? Could Emma (as cantor) be out of a job?     Could we kill him and insert his body into the 32' Bourdon? - Would anyone find out? This could have far-reaching consequences for us.   What is your experience with such things?   Yours worriedly   Richard              
(back) Subject: Re: ZymbelStern From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 06:38:19 -0500   N Brown wrote: > > This is especially appropriate (even though we're making light of it), > because the term "NAVE" is used because the great meeting place looks > like an upside down boat.   It follows from this, of course, that since the Nave is upside down the Zymbelport and and Zymbelstarboard would have to be on the opposite sides from normal (except in Australia).   John Speller  
(back) Subject: Re: Off topic, but... From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 06:53:20 -0500   Pepehomer@aol.com wrote: I am in the process of writing an article for > our church's newsletter about the need to build a new church. The problem is > that 40 years ago Lutherans gathered in Rome, GA and built a chapel, with > plans to build a larger church soon after. Well, here we are 40 years later, > and no larger building. The congregation can't grow because the people like > to worship in a large group, but the group can't be larger than 100 people or > else it's horribly crammed (not me, though - I have a bench to myself! > hahaha) > Anyway, have any of you recently been involved with a church that has > "upgraded"? If so, did it attract more members or did the attendance > basically stay the same? Also, what were other affects? (positive or > negative)   Though I can't quote you chapter and verse for this, I understand that church growth experts have done studies which suggest that new members are deterred from coming to church when the church is too crowded (>75% full) or too empty (<25% full). This is to some extent true in our own church, where we have recently had to add a third service because our 200-seat church is getting too small for the growing congregation. The fact that the church (built in 1938) is an architectural masterpiece in this case works against us, because even if we could find the money (which I doubt) it would be unthinkable to expand the building. Other churches in our diocese (the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri) have similar problems. The church at Farmington, Mo., built in the 1960s and having a Wicks pipe organ, only seats 96 and is full every week. A new prison is opening in the community and it is estimated that with all the warders, etc. moving into the community, if there were a bigger church there would be 250 new members overnight, without the church even having to do much in the way of evangelism. But alas the money isn't there to do it. Meanwhile there are large churches standing more or less empty in other parts of the diocese and precious resources have to be expended on keeping them open. I think these days this is a problem that afflicts most mainstream denominations. The moral is, though, that if you are fortunate enough to be building a new church, be sure and build it big enough, including adequate room for the choir and organ. You are probably going to be saddled with what you get forever.   John Speller, St, Louis, Mo.  
(back) Subject: Re: MacDowell Transcriptions From: Myosotis51@aol.com Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 07:58:24 EDT   In a message dated 5/27/99 4:12:36 AM Eastern Daylight Time, mjolnir@ticnet.com writes:   << > I'm looking for volumes 1 and 3 of a set published by Schmidt in 1913 > (!). Someone very graciously found me a copy of volume 2, but I'm still > hunting volumes 1 and 3. GBOrgan says they're not listed in any of his > catalogs ... I imagine they're LONG out of print. >>     I have the original piano music of "Sea Pieces," copyright 1898. Don't know if that will help.     Vicki Ceruti  
(back) Subject: Re: TAO/AGO MAGAZINE From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 07:07:16 -0500   Which one are you, Jason?   Glenda Sutton   ---------- > From: Bonnie Beth Derby <orge@dreamscape.com> > > I believe that Jason Comet will point out his photo in this month's TAO - > page 28 with the St. Lawrence Chapter POE. Great photo Jason!    
(back) Subject: 27 MAY Almanac Death Cond. P. Sacher (fwd) From: R A Campbell <rcampbel@U.Arizona.EDU> Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 05:58:11 -0700 (MST)     As FWD From: AcoustiCDigest editors <acoustic_digest@yahoo.com>   Classical Music Almanac 27 MAY 1797 Death of German tenor Anton Raaff, friend of Mozart, who wrote the part of Idomeneo for him. 1799 Birth of French composer Jaques Louis HALEVY in Paris. d-1862 1819 Birth of Julia Ward HOWE who composed text to 'Battle Hymn of the Republic' 1822 Birth of German composer Joseph Joachim RAFF. d- 24 JUN 1882 in Frankfurt. 1840 Death of Italian composer and violinist Nicollo Paganini in Nice, age 57. 1888 Birth of French composer, member of Les Six, Louis DUREY in Paris 1896 Birth of American composer Robert BRAINE 1906 Mahler conducts the FP of his Sixth Symphony at Essen, Germany. 1915 Birth of Italian tenor Mario DEL MONACO in Florence. d- Mestre, IT; 16 OCT 1982 1920 Birth of German-born American violist Ernst WALLFISCH d- 1979 1928 Birth of Scottish composer Thea MUSGRAVE 1929 Birth of American composer Donald KEATS 1938 Birth of English soprano Elizabeth HARWOOD d- 1990 1974 Death of German conductor Wilhelm Schuchter, age 73. b- 15 DEC 1911. 1999 Death of Paul Sacher, 93 Billionaire, arts patron, a world class symphony conductor and patron of the arts whose family's stake in the Roche pharmaceuticals empire made him one of the world's richest men, died in Zurich yesterday after a long illness. === FYI:Discovered long list of MAY Classical Releases on the WWW at: http://www.angelfire.com/biz/acousticdigest/clascds.html    
(back) Subject: Off topic, but...NOW ON TOPIC From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 09:20:44 -0400 (EDT)     >=A0 I couldn't think of a better way to > communicate with churches around the > country other than this. I am in the process of > writing an article for our church's newsletter > about the need to build a new church. The > problem is that 40 years ago Lutherans > gathered in Rome, GA and built a chapel, with > plans to build a larger church soon after...   >=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 Anyway, have any of you recently > been involved with a church that has > "upgraded"? If so, did it attract more members > or did the attendance basically stay the > same? Also, what were other affects? > (positive or negative) And what type of organ did you get in the new building..... voile!!! ON TOPIC (now no need for private replies!!)=A0=A0   Tadaaaaaa!   bruce cornely cremona84000@webtv.net   Trained or not, he'll always be his own dog to a degree. -- Carol Lee Benjamin   http://www.threedog.com Three Dog Bakery    
(back) Subject: Re: Building the House of God (shouldn't be off-topic for organists!) From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 09:50:47 -0400 (EDT)       >And plan for a pipe organ from day ONE, even > if you don't see ANY possibility of getting one. > It's a LOT cheaper than having to go back > and build chambers CHAMBERS!!!! CHAMBERS????? CHAMBERS??? YOU DON'T NEED NO STINKIN' CHAMBERS!   bruce cornely cremona84000@webtv.net   Trained or not, he'll always be his own dog to a degree. -- Carol Lee Benjamin   http://www.threedog.com Three Dog Bakery    
(back) Subject: Re: Off topic, but... From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 10:01:41 -0400 (EDT)     > A new prison is opening in the community and > it is estimated that with all the warders, etc. > moving into the community, if there were a > bigger church there would be 250 new > members overnight.... Are we to assume from this that prison warden's (or warder's.... heh heh, I'm a little rusty on my penal technology -- lordy I hope i spelt that right) are Episcopalians? ;-)   bruce cornely cremona84000@webtv.net   Trained or not, he'll always be his own dog to a degree. -- Carol Lee Benjamin   http://www.threedog.com Three Dog Bakery    
(back) Subject: Re: Building the House of God (shouldn't be off-topicfor organists!) From: Stanley Lowkis <nstarfil@MediaOne.net> Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 11:53:13 -0400       bruce cornely wrote: > > >And plan for a pipe organ from day ONE, even > > if you don't see ANY possibility of getting one. > > It's a LOT cheaper than having to go back > > and build chambers > CHAMBERS!!!! CHAMBERS????? > CHAMBERS??? > YOU DON'T NEED NO STINKIN' CHAMBERS! > > bruce cornely cremona84000@webtv.net       ....I see your point. If neatly harnessed, and placed out of the way, members of the congregation wouldn't be likely to trip over the speaker cables... :-) Stan   ....or am I missing something here?   :-)  
(back) Subject: Re: mixtures from the top From: "Mark Huth" <mhuth@rodgers.rain.com> Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 09:05:02 PST     I'd agree with this statement. I remember hearing this organ/these organs played for worship by Brian Jones (organist/choirmaster of Trinity-Copley Square) and in recital by Madame Durufle during the Boston National AGO Convention.   A strange thing about that organ is that the entire specification is distributed over three manuals and pedal. Why this is so, I'm not sure; my guess is that the designer wanted the console to be short enough for the accompanist a good sightline. What has resulted is a 3m console which is absolutely packed with drawknobs - - - so many that I had difficulty reaching the ones farthest from the keycheeks.   But, what a sound! There are a couple of very fine recordings of the choir there, all of which I recommend highly. The chamade in the back (voiced by Jack Steinkampf, I believe) is also quite stunning.   Mark   > I think that the Organ(s) at Trinity, Boston HAVE become one ! The > Massive E. M. Skinner of the 1920s in the Gallery and the 40+ rank 1960s > A-S in the front have been beautifully "merged" into one complete > instrument. Although neither instrument speaks exactly as it did when new > - a series of subtle changes in voicing have left the instrument in > complete agreement with itself. The E. M. still sounds like an E. M and > the A-S is still an A-S, but, unlike P.D.Q. Bach's ensembles, they are NOT > "Unfriendly instruments". > > > Douglas A. Campbell > Skaneateles, NY       Mark Huth Rodgers Instruments, LLC mhuth@rodgers.rain.com http://www.rodgersinstruments.com   ==========================   Actual ad in a newspaper: 'And now, the Superstore--unequaled in size, unmatched in variety, unrivaled inconvenience.'    
(back) Subject: new churches and organ chambers From: Bud/burgie <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 09:23:33 -0700   Peace, Bruce!   Chambers ain't necessarily a bad thing, as long as they're within the four walls of the room where the organ is to be heard. As things are evolving at St. Matthew's, it looks like the Swell will be in a chamber across the back of the gallery, sitting on top of the stairwells and the choir dressing rooms. The Great and Pedal will be in a reflective case in front of that, on the same level. The only possible disadvantage is that the Swell will speak through the Great, so the Great case can't have a reflective back wall, but MANY 19th century tracker organs were built that way ... Great forward, Swell behind.   And chambers are virtually a NECESSITY for taming the sound of electronic organ speakers ... the bigger the better. So if we have to move in with Le Grand Hammond ...   There are several plates in Dupre's "Reminiscences" showing organs where Cavaille-Coll either chose not to alter an earlier case, or was not allowed to (St. Sulpice). In several instances (St. Vivian, St. Ouen), the shutters for the Recit are clearly visible above the main case ... the Recit is obviously sunk into a west tower room.   As long as the front of the chamber is open from FLOOR to CEILING and completely from SIDE to SIDE (no "lips" to catch sound), I see nothing wrong with chambers, particularly for the Swell organ. The "Full Swell to Reeds" with the box closed is actually likely to be MORE effective without sound "leaking" out the top and sides of a free-standing box, if those old Cavaille-Colls are any indication.   Cheers,   Bud    
(back) Subject: Re: TAO/AGO's Magazine From: DRAWKNOB@aol.com Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 12:33:02 EDT   In a message dated 5/26/99 8:09:48 PM Central Daylight Time, bombarde8@juno.com writes:   << Does any one get the TAO? >>   I for one wish I did! I haven't received a copy of the TAO since the March edition... I've called New York and they don't have an answer for me...   John  
(back) Subject: Trinity Church, Boston From: ManderUSA@aol.com Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 12:49:53 EDT   In a message dated 5/27/99 12:14:53 PM Eastern Daylight Time, mhuth@rodgers.rain.com writes:   << What has resulted is a 3m console which is absolutely packed with drawknobs - - - so many that I had difficulty reaching the ones farthest from the keycheeks. But, what a sound! >>   There was a time when this console had split pistons, buttons not any larger than usual. It took quite excellent small motor control to hit the left side of the piston for the gallery organ, which was to your left, and the right side for the chancel division, straight ahead and to the right. I believe this has all been rearranged, and is all much easier to sort out now.   Trinity is a dead space, but due to the placement and wonderful blending of the two far apart sections, the effect is ravishing for the listener anywhere in the building. There are many things that can get credit for the fact that the weekly recitals in this church are amazingly well attended - two to three hundred people! There is no question but that a portion of each audience is made up of people coming to see this wondrous Richardson building - it is spectacularly beautiful, if you like that sort of thing, and I certainly do. The truly satisfying and enveloping sound of this organ must also be part of the equation. Important for a lunchtime series is the fact that Brian Jones insists on recitals being no more than 30 minutes long. He also maintains benevolent oversight concerning programs. It's not a dictatorship, but a program only of works of Johann Bernhard Bach would not get by the censor, and one is gently admonished to include at least one lollipop per concert!! All of the carefully chosen recitalists are paid a modest fee - last I knew, it was $100 - and as is the case with two other venues that come to mind, St. Thomas, NY, and National City Christian Church in DC, people from all over the world write in requesting a chance to play, just wanting to be heard in Boston, New York, or DC. Each presenter has a large choice of fine players from which to choose. The Boston series is called "It's Friday at Trinity," which, I think, works some psychological magic in causing people in the area to make attendance a regular thing. As is not always the case with organ recitals, every time I have been to Trinity for a recital, I have met large numbers of organists in attendance. If you are in Boston on a Friday, do visit Trinity at noon - you will not be disappointed.   Malcolm Wechsler Mander Organs, Ltd. - U. S. A. www.mander-organs.com  
(back) Subject: Methuen - A Note From Barbara Owen (X Posted) From: ManderUSA@aol.com Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 14:42:22 EDT   But may I add a plug for another outstanding series of 15 recitals running from the end of May through early September?   The Great Organ of Methuen Memorial Music Hall, a 4-manual instrument originally built by Walcker in 1863 for the old Boston Music Hall and completely rebuilt in 1847 (Sic!!!) by Aeolian-Skinner under the direction of G. Donald Harrison, draws people from all over every summer to this small north-of-Boston town to hear some of the best local and international artists, many of them young. The hall is always filled with appreciative listeners, many of them loyal local folks, so come early for a good seat (the concerts begin promptly at 8:00 p.m.).   The series began last night with Christa Rakich, who finished her program with a slam-bang Reubke 94th Psalm. How's that for a beginning? To find out about the rest of the season's programs, check out <http://www.mmmh.org>   Spread the word! Barbara.  
(back) Subject: Re: Methuen - A Note From Barbara Owen (X Posted) From: "Richard Pinel" <rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk> Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 20:11:18 +0100   >The Great Organ of Methuen Memorial Music Hall, a 4-manual instrument >originally built by Walcker in 1863 for the old Boston Music Hall and >completely rebuilt in 1847 (Sic!!!) by Aeolian-Skinner under the direction of     Did they have a time machine?    
(back) Subject: Re: Methuen - A Note From Barbara Owen (X Posted) From: "Jason McGuire" <jason@johannus-norcal.com> Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 12:04:58 -0700   Not sure what you are trying to say here ... obviously, the organ could not have been rebuilt in 1847 by Aeolian-Skinner, you must mean 1947. Please explain what <(Sic!!!)> means below. Thank you.   Jason McGuire   ---------- >From: ManderUSA@aol.com >To: pipechat@pipechat.org >Subject: Methuen - A Note From Barbara Owen (X Posted) >Date: Thu, May 27, 1999, 11:42 AM >   > The Great Organ of Methuen Memorial Music Hall, a 4-manual instrument > originally built by Walcker in 1863 for the old Boston Music Hall and > completely rebuilt in 1847 (Sic!!!) by Aeolian-Skinner under the direction of > G. > Donald Harrison,  
(back) Subject: HELP! From: "Mark Hopper" <mahopper@bellsouth.net> Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 14:42:51 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=_NextPart_000_0051_01BEA84F.3236FDA0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Hi friends! I'm in a bind & I need help. My choir is singing the = Rutter Requiem this Sunday. We have instrumentalists hired and the = whole nine yards. Unfortunately, the oboe and flute parts are missing = from our packet. To get the parts, I would have to rent the whole score = again. If anyone would be willing to fax me those two parts, I would = promise to dance at your wedding!   If you can help, contact me privately at mahopper@bigfoot.com   Thanks a million!   Mark Hopper Mt. Brook Presbyterian Church Birmingham, AL     ------=_NextPart_000_0051_01BEA84F.3236FDA0 Content-Type: text/html; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD W3 HTML//EN"> <HTML> <HEAD>   <META content=3Dtext/html;charset=3Diso-8859-1 = http-equiv=3DContent-Type> <META content=3D'"MSHTML 4.72.3616.1301"' name=3DGENERATOR> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D#b8b8b8> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>Hi friends!&nbsp; I'm in a bind = &amp; I need=20 help.&nbsp; My choir is singing the Rutter <EM>Requiem</EM> this = Sunday.&nbsp;=20 We have instrumentalists hired and the whole nine yards.&nbsp; = Unfortunately,=20 the oboe and flute parts are missing from our packet.&nbsp; To get the = parts, I=20 would have to rent the whole score again.&nbsp; If anyone would be = willing to=20 fax me those two parts, I would promise to dance at your = wedding!</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>If you can help, contact me = privately at <A=20 href=3D"mailto:mahopper@bigfoot.com">mahopper@bigfoot.com</A></FONT></DIV= > <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>Thanks a million!</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>Mark Hopper</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>Mt. Brook Presbyterian = Church</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>Birmingham, AL</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=_NextPart_000_0051_01BEA84F.3236FDA0--    
(back) Subject: Re: HELP! From: RSiegel920@aol.com Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 16:23:34 EDT   In a message dated 5/27/99 2:38:06 PM Central Daylight Time, mahopper@bellsouth.net writes:   << To get the parts, I would have to rent the whole score again. >> Did you call Hinshaw? I am lead to believe that they have been both understanding and prompt in such situations. regards R.J.Siegel  
(back) Subject: Trinity Church, Boston From: "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com> Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 17:16:27 -0400   I agree with malcolm about trinity, Boston, and if you are in town over a weekend, go there for a Sunday worship service, the music is also outstanding. Their Candlelight Carols on the Sunday before Christmas is always packed, two services full with a line across Copley Square an hour ahead of time. Judy Ollikkala  
(back) Subject: Re: Methuen - A Note From Barbara Owen (X Posted) From: "Stephen Karr" <sfpkarr@hotmail.com> Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 17:34:05 EDT   Jason McGuire wrote:   >Not sure what you are trying to say here ... obviously, the organ >could >not have been rebuilt in 1847 by Aeolian-Skinner, you must >mean 1947. >Please explain what <(Sic!!!)> means below. Thank you.   Since this post was forwarded, it was originally sent to whomever put it on the list (have already forgotten, sorry) by Barbara Owen. In the original post, Ms.(Dr.?) Owen evidently made a typo, and the sender to the list was just noting that the post was reproduced exactly as it was sent to him/her.   -Stephen     _______________________________________________________________ Get Free Email and Do More On The Web. Visit http://www.msn.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Methuen - A Note From Barbara Owen (X Posted) From: dgoward@att.net Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 20:54:08 +0000   > explain what <(Sic!!!)> means   Some kind of Latin, I think, means roughly "that's how they wrote it", used to show that the "1847" was not an error, but how it was actually written originally.   Dennis  
(back) Subject: Organ Crawl From: "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com> Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 18:07:26 -0400   From Judy Ollikkala: I am conducting an organ crawl around Worcester County, Massachusetts the day after the Region I AGO Convention. It is sponsored by the Worcester Chapter, AGO, and is open to anyone who might be in the area, it is just prior to the Fourth of July weekend. Advance registration is needed. Here is the information:   POST REGION I CONVENTION ORGAN CRAWL SPONSORED BY WORCESTER CHAPTER, AGO   THURSDAY, JULY 1, 1999, 9AM TO 5PM   CHAIRPERSON JUDY OLLIKKALA   Visit 5 vintage pipe organs within Worcester County while enjoying local scenery and fine companionship. Registration fee includes air-conditioned coaches, catered lunch, fine organ demonstrations, hymn singing, and brochure with history of churches and instruments, stop-lists, and biographies. Organs: "The French-Canadian Connection" -- Casavant-Freres Opus 649, 1916 romantic 4 manual in an artistic setting with superb acoustics, and 1967 Opus 2938 classic 3 manual, plus a visit to an 1868 W.B.D. Simmons tracker in an 1816 National Historic Monument church, designed by Charles Bulfinch, which remains without central heat (wood stoves), Ernest M. Skinner 1927 Opus 721 intact 3 manual in an 1837 building, and Aeolian-Skinner 1942, 3 manual Opus 1036, with an OHS Historic Plaque. Organ Demonstrators include Erik Johnson, Peter Krasinski, William Ness, Stephen Roberts, Frederick Teardo, and Renea Waligora. Pickup and drop-off will be at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Lincoln Square, Worcester, School St. entrance. Departure is 9am sharp. Registration for this post-convention event is $40.00 and should be mailed separately from the Region I Convention form. Please make checks payable to "Worcester Chapter, AGO" and label "organ crawl". Registrations will be confirmed. Please mail form cut-off and check to -- Judith Ollikkala, 71 Deerfield St., Worcester, MA 01602-4348 Tel. 508-754-7885 e-mail address: 71431.2534@compuserve.com DEADLINE IS JUNE 23, 1999   ****************************************************************   NAME(S)_____________________________________________________   ADDRESS____________________________________________________   TELEPHONE/E-MAIL________________________________________   ENCLOSED_______________            
(back) Subject: Re: The Lost Chord From: Icorgan@aol.com Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 18:33:22 EDT   Sounds like something from a Hoffnung Festival. Love that British humour. Not to be a wet blanket, but is anyone else wishing that the term "lost chord" might soon apply to this thread (cord)? Maynard