PipeChat Digest #889 - Friday, May 28, 1999
 
the lost chord ad naus.
  by <Icorgan@aol.com>
Re: Methuen - A Note From Barbara Owen (X Posted)
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com>
Re: Trinity correction
  by "Blaine Ricketts" <blaineri@home.com>
ordinations last night
  by "Bud/burgie" <budchris@earthlink.net>
Re: MacDowell Transcriptions
  by "John  M. Doney" <jdoney@email.msn.com>
Re: TAO/AGO MAGAZINE
  by "John  M. Doney" <jdoney@email.msn.com>
Re: ordinations last night
  by <CHERCAPA@aol.com>
Re: ZymbelStern
  by "N Brown" <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
Re: TAO/AGO's Magazine
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Fw: ordinations last night
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: Priestly Movements
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
need pipes
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Actual Facts - Text Edition
  by <p.wilson2@juno.com>
TAO
  by "Bud/burgie" <budchris@earthlink.net>
 


(back) Subject: the lost chord ad naus. From: Icorgan@aol.com Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 18:33:36 EDT   Some thoughts on the text, which I think we can all agree is not exactly Shakespeare:   Seated one day at the organ, I was weary (I guess he has to practice late at night, too. Sure makes me feel better) and ill at ease (too much Pledge?) And my fingers wandered idly over the noisy keys (very old tracker or wheezy electro-pneumatic?)   I knew not what I was playing, nor what I was dreaming of (in my experience, that's when the mistakes start to happen; we won't even mention the horrible grammar).   So far this recitation of the words has been from memory (product of a warped, aging mind and a misspent youth), but here my memory fails me. I recall something about a sound escaping from the bowels of the organ like the sound of a grand amen. Well, is this what all the fuss is about? A plain old ordinary garden variety, B-flat plagal cadence, apparently played very loudly by a tired organist on a clunky old organ? If he lost that chord, I can gurantee him an F in freshman (oops, we're not allowed to use that word anymore at UI) theory and a whole lot of trouble at the next Protestant service he plays.   Back to the poetry. I do recall that it all ends with something like "it may be that only in heav'n I shall hear that grand amen." That could well be, since many Protestant churches, including mine, have dropped the final amen at the end of each hymn, thus rendering that "elusive" plagal cadence about as welcome as a V7 to harmonize a tone row. So all God's children may now HEAVE a sigh of relief that the lost chord has been found and quickly disposed of by modern hymnal editors. Maynard :)  
(back) Subject: Re: Methuen - A Note From Barbara Owen (X Posted) From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 18:41:39 -0500   dgoward@att.net wrote: > > > 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.   "Sic." is short for the Latin, "siccine?" meaning: "That's what it says, but it can't really be right, can it?"   John Speller  
(back) Subject: Re: Trinity correction From: Blaine Ricketts <blaineri@home.com> Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 17:07:35 -0700       Mark Huth wrote: > > 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. > (snip)   > 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. > A reply from the Organ Curator at the Church states:   The explanation is that it was *originally* voiced by Steinkampf and then completely revoiced by Dave Broome.   Blaine Ricketts  
(back) Subject: ordinations last night From: Bud/burgie <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 18:13:13 -0700   Ladies and gentlemen, we had RIGHTEOUS church last night. THAT was the Episcopal church of my childhood ... the Archbishop at the altar, sanctuary crammed with priests bellowing St. Patrick's Breastplate at the top of their lungs, CLOUDS of Nashdom Abbey incense.   I think this is the first bishop EVER that I've come across who can SING.   And a funny: beforehand, he was chatting with me, having discovered that I was an alumnus of St. James the Great in Cleveland:   "What are your plans for the new church?"   "Oh, you mean the timeline for the building?"   "No, I mean the ORGAN. SURELY you're not going to move this THING (Le Grand Hammond) into the new building!"   (chortle, chortle ... all he has to do is say, "Father Steve, SURELY you're going to have a REAL organ in the new church", and, voila, we will have a real organ.)   Thank GOD for hierarchical churches (grin).   Cheers,   Bud    
(back) Subject: Re: MacDowell Transcriptions From: "John M. Doney" <jdoney@email.msn.com> Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 21:42:21 -0000   Bud - Did you try the Bagaduce Library in Maine? I never have the web address when I need it, but I think everyone has it someplace.   JOHN          
(back) Subject: Re: TAO/AGO MAGAZINE From: "John M. Doney" <jdoney@email.msn.com> Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 21:47:47 -0000   I'm always one of the last to get my copy of TAO so in a few days when mine comes, I will look forward to connecting a face with Jason.   BTW anyone notice my picture in the April issue?   JOHN          
(back) Subject: Re: ordinations last night From: CHERCAPA@aol.com Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 22:19:20 EDT   Dear Bud, Glad to hear that everything went well at the ordination. Geez, rubbing elbows with the Bishop you might be able to swing a tracker, or an ep from the organ clearing house if you have enough volunteers. Holtskamp just finished cleaning up the tracker at Muhlenberg College (tuning, regulating, adjusting the mechanism etc.) If you are ever out in the Pennsylvania Area I might be able to get you to play that or the Austin at Lehigh University which has an awesome tuba pedal stop, or the rebuilt AS Austin at the Episcopal church of the Nativity. We are really getting some quality in the pipe organs in the Lehigh Valley. Each has it's own signature. Everyone here ( the young Turks, ) think that the Austin at Lehigh is perfect for French Literature, I feel the Holtskamp at Muhlenberg is perfect for Bach pieces or music of that era whereas the Austin rebuild at Nativity Episcopal fits in perfectly with the English tradition. That includes "Ecce Sarcedos" and maybe "Long Live the Pope", First Bishop of Rome. LOL Sincerely, Paul  
(back) Subject: Re: ZymbelStern From: Innkawgneeto@webtv.net (N Brown) Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 23:56:54 -0400 (EDT)   Aye, John. Gdday. --Neil    
(back) Subject: Re: TAO/AGO's Magazine From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 23:59:26 -0400 (EDT)   Call TAO circulation. Every time I've had a lost issue, I've called and received a replacement within a few days at no charge. They're actually very nice people. Just make sure you don't hang up until you get a commitment for a replacement issue.   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: Fw: ordinations last night From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 23:39:11 -0500   Go for it, Bud... best of luck.   Rick V.   -----Original Message----- From: Bud/burgie <budchris@earthlink.net> To: organchat <organchat@onelist.com>; pipechat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Date: Thursday, May 27, 1999 8:24 PM Subject: ordinations last night     >Ladies and gentlemen, we had RIGHTEOUS church last night. THAT was the >Episcopal church of my childhood ... the Archbishop at the altar, >sanctuary crammed with priests bellowing St. Patrick's Breastplate at >the top of their lungs, CLOUDS of Nashdom Abbey incense. > >I think this is the first bishop EVER that I've come across who can >SING. > >And a funny: beforehand, he was chatting with me, having discovered that >I was an alumnus of St. James the Great in Cleveland: > >"What are your plans for the new church?" > >"Oh, you mean the timeline for the building?" > >"No, I mean the ORGAN. SURELY you're not going to move this THING (Le >Grand Hammond) into the new building!" > >(chortle, chortle ... all he has to do is say, "Father Steve, SURELY >you're going to have a REAL organ in the new church", and, voila, we >will have a real organ.) > >Thank GOD for hierarchical churches (grin). > >Cheers, > >Bud > > >"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: Priestly Movements From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Fri, 28 May 1999 01:09:16 -0400 (EDT)   >On a more serious note, the Bishop of > Portsmouth has just announced his > preistly"movements" for this year. Yikes! Sounds like a bad broadway show!   Sorry to hear you are losing a good priest; they are so few and far between--good priest is rapidly becoming an oxymoron. I guess I should ask: "It is a boy or a girl?" ;-)   >What if he doesn't like organs - and prefers > guitars instead? This is one of the reasons I decided to leave the RC's. There is such a push in this country toward twanging and twitching, and all it takes is a new priest to say, "I think we should have..." and everything you've worked for is gone -- often within only a few weeks. I've seen in happen several times.   > What if 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? I had this experience in a Methodist church. The minister who hired me had encouraged me to find a recycled pipe organ and it was partially assembled when he died. The new ministress was not interested in the organ and funds dried up. I left after six months and the organ was sold last year. They still have an old Rodgers toaster. If he thinks your overpaid, you'll become underpaid. That was another reason I left the RC's--my wedding stipend had been cut $50 to bring it in line with the other RC parishes in the area. You could be out of a job.... Emma could be out of a job... All God's chillun's could be out of a job. No fun!     >Could we kill him and insert his body into the >32' Bourdon? - Would anyone find out? Slow speech and aromatic presence would probably be a dead giveaway!!!   >What is your experience with such things? Bad!! I usually get disgusted and leave after about four years. Life is too short to put up with that kind of crap. But I have few responsibilities, and the beags love to move.   By the by... below are a couple of funnies which were returned because your e-mail was sick! Hope you get 'em. (and this)   bruce et al   ~~~~~~~~   =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 =A0 =A0 The Baltimore Police Department, famous for its superior K-9 unit, was somewhat taken back by a recent incident. =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 =A0 =A0 Returning home from work, a blonde woman had been shocked to find her house ransacked and burglarized. She telephoned the police at once and reported the crime. The police dispatcher broadcast the call on the channels, and a K-9 unit patrolling nearby was the first on the scene. =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 =A0 =A0 As the K-9 officer approached the house with his dog on a leash, the woman ran out on the porch, clapped a hand to her head and moaned, "I come home from work to find all my possessions stolen, I call the police for help, and what do they do? They send a BLIND policeman!"     A young lady in the maternity ward just prior to labour is asked by the midwife if she would like her husband to be present at the birth. "I'm afraid I don't have a husband" she replies. "O.K. do you have a boyfriend?" asks the Midwife. "No, no boyfriend either." "Do you have a partner then?" "No, I'm unattached, I'll be having my baby on my own." After the birth the midwife again speaks to the young woman. "You have a healthy bouncing baby girl, but I must warn you before you see her that the baby is black" "Well," replies the girl. "I was very down on my luck, with no money and nowhere to live, and so I accepted a job in a porno movie. The lead man was black." "Oh, I'm very sorry," says the midwife, "that's really none of my business and I'm sorry that I have to ask you these awkward questions but I must also tell you that the baby has blonde hair." "Well yes," the girl again replies, "you see I desperately needed the money and there was this Swedish guy also involved in the movie, what else could I do?" "Oh, I'm sorry," the midwife repeats, "that's really none of my business and I hate to pry further but your baby has slanted eyes." "Well yes," continues the girl, "I was incredibly hard up and there was a little Chinese man also in the movie, I really had no choice." At this the midwife again apologizes collects the baby and presents her to the girl, who immediately proceeds to give baby a slap on the bum. The baby starts crying and the mother exclaims, "Well thank god for that!" "What do you mean?" says the midwife, shocked. "Well," says the girl extremely relieved, "I had this horrible feeling that it was going to bark."   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: need pipes From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Fri, 28 May 1999 00:36:39 -0500   Howdy Listers... I had 6 -pipes of a 4- foot Welte Clarabel Flute walk out of the swell box by an unscrupulous +ACI-organ tech.+ACI- I've tried in vain to get them back, but no luck. I think they wound up in a pizza organ in Ohio. They also took the 8 -foot octave, but I got those back.   Any kind soul have any leads on getting a Clarabel Flute 4 -foot voiced on 7 -inch wind? They would be C to F chromatic -6 pipes.   Thanks   Rick dutchorgan+AEA-svs.net http://www.svs.net/Dutch        
(back) Subject: Actual Facts - Text Edition From: p.wilson2@juno.com Date: Fri, 28 May 1999 02:31:03 EDT   An item for you trivia buffs ...   Shalom, Preston Wilson p.wilson2@juno.com   -------- Begin forwarded message ---------- From: MeMail <memail@send.memail.com> To: "Actual Facts" <actualfacts@send.memail.com> Subject: Actual Facts - Text Edition Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 01:46:30 -0500 Message-ID: <LYR759256-142114-1999.05.27-01.46.30--p.wilson2#juno.com@send.memail.com>   MeMail: Actual Facts ACTUAL FACTS Four items a day of enduring insignificance From United Press International ---   **snip**   NAME TWO GREAT COMPOSERS BORN IN THE SAME YEAR AND NEARLY IN THE SAME PLACE Bach and Handel were both born in 1685 in the villages of Eisenach and Halle, respectively, in the same part of eastern Germany. In a further coincidence, both went blind in their old age...and both were operated on by the same doctor, the operation in each case making things worse. --- By Howard Dicus (UPI) Copyright 1999 by United Press International. All rights reserved. Copyright 1999 by United Press International   _____________________________________________________________________ Subscription Information   MeMail "Actual Facts" is another free MeMail Publication.   To SUBSCRIBE, send an email to subscribe-actualfacts@send.memail.com   To UNSUBSCRIBE, forward this message to leave-actualfacts-759256V@send.memail.com   To CHANGE your email address, please visit http://www.memail.com/unsubscribe.htm     Shop online with a brand you trust! MeMail.com Online Secure Store Over 5,000 items await you! http://www.netsales.net/pk.wcgi/zap   For more information, send an email to info@memail.com or visit the MeMail website at http://www.memail.com   For advertising information, send an email to advertising@memail.com or visit http://www.memail.com/advertising.htm   Important: If you enjoy your free MeMail publications, please tell a friend today. Yes, today! :) _____________________________________________________________________ This copy was delivered to: [p.wilson2@juno.com]           --------- End forwarded message ----------   ___________________________________________________________________ You don't need to buy Internet access to use free Internet e-mail. Get completely free e-mail from Juno at http://www.juno.com/getjuno.html or call Juno at (800) 654-JUNO [654-5866]  
(back) Subject: TAO From: Bud/burgie <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 23:26:25 -0700   Joined the Guild once. Never got the magazine. Wrote headquarters. Never got a reply. CALLED headquarters. Was promised the magazine. Never got the magazine. Called headquarters AGAIN. Was told to quityerbitchin', magazine is in the mail. Never got the magazine. Didn't have any more money to spend on long distance calls from California to New York. Renewed The Diapason and The Tracker for three years.   AND YOU WANNA KNOW WHY I HAVE NO USE FOR THE GUILD???!!! Sheesh!!!   Bud