PipeChat Digest #1142 - Tuesday, November 2, 1999
 
Re: performance anxiety
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com>
seeking info about Page Organ
  by "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@arkansas.net>
Re: more music need
  by "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu>
Bennett System
  by "William T. Van Pelt III" <wvanpelt@pop.erols.com>
RE: more music need
  by "Tim Byram-Wigfield" <t_byram-wigfield@jesus.cam.ac.uk>
 


(back) Subject: Re: performance anxiety From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Mon, 01 Nov 1999 19:01:37 -0600   bruce cornely wrote:   > Also, I must thank the kind person who passed along the wonderful tidbit > about bananas. IT WORKS IT WORKS IT WORKS!!!! I was so relaxed but > still felt the slight performance tension which is necessary (and > mental), but my body was not fighting me or itself. I highly recommend > bananas... whoopeeee oooga oooga (but not too many -- two is the > limit!).   This is good advice. It would be a mistake to have too many. This might cause you to jump up and down on the organ bench scratching under the armpits. Actually, now I come to think of it, perhaps Bruce jumping up and down on the organ bench could be quite entertaining ... But what would the beagles think?   John.  
(back) Subject: seeking info about Page Organ From: Tim Bovard <tmbovard@arkansas.net> Date: Mon, 01 Nov 1999 19:21:24 -0600   Greetings, Friends!   I'm hoping that the time-proven "collective genius" of this list might again help me solve an organ history puzzle.   Our Company has inherited (what's left of a) Page Organ -- probably built for a theatre, though we obtained it from a Baptist church, where it had apparently been transplanted, then later re-transplanted into a new building and never fully re-assembled. I've found the inscription "Herman Gaber, Erie Penna, 1949" written on the edge of a stop junction -- I'd guess by the spec of this junction bd and the date that this was the 1st incarnation ('churchifying') of the organ after the original. The = pipework would seem to be 'theatre' thru and thru, except for a Cornet III which does not seem original to the instrument (though parts of it might have been in some other form?). Without the Mixture, there seem to be 15 rks + harp and chimes -- from what I see in the Junchen Theatre Organ Encyclopedia, it might have been a big Page!! 2 of the main (unit) chests are in keeping with Junchen's description of early Page chests (siderail pneumatics with lever operated valves) and the other is a pitman = (straight) chest, but seemingly original to the instrument. Other than the harp/chimes, I've found no remaining indication of percussions/traps.   Pipework bears the Gottfried maker's mark, and the number 15214 appears inscribed on several low C's. However, I find no indication of any opus #'s anywhere and if Junchen is an indication, Page didn't use them. (This number could have been a Gottfried job #?)   The console currently with the organ is a 3m Reisner 'church-type' one (albeit with a rather strange order of some of the stops), and probably dates from the '49 incarnation of the organ.   I'm looking for any info that might help me unravel the mystery of the origin of this instrument -- when, where, and for whom it was first built, how it might have been changed in 1949, etc. etc. Any insight that anyone can offer will be gratefully recieved. Feel free to reply privately if = you don't think the list would be interested in any info you can offer.   Thank You all in advance --   Tim Bovard Nichols and Simpson, Inc., Organbuilders Little Rock, AR <tmbovard@arkansas.net>    
(back) Subject: Re: more music need From: John Vanderlee <jovanderlee@vassar.edu> Date: Mon, 01 Nov 1999 22:35:35 -0500   >> The translation of the german is, "Snow falls soft in the night" at = this >german >> site: >> <http://ingel.org/Lieder/LieseRie.htmnl> >> This site contains many german folk songs in german and english, as = well >as a >> midi rendtion of them. It's a great site, with a lot of good links >especially >> for the midi-minded. > >Paul, I tried this link and it went :P. Mayhaps it is simply my browser. >Could you check that and/or send it again?   Yes, I had the same problem. I am using Netscape.   John V      
(back) Subject: Bennett System From: "William T. Van Pelt III" <wvanpelt@pop.erols.com> Date: Mon, 01 Nov 1999 22:14:57 -0500   Dear Richard Schneider and List:   Thanks to Richard for his interesting description of the Bennett organ that his firm removed from the Masonic Temple in Decatur, IL.   I mentioned an article, "Built on the Bennett System," a few days ago. Richard Weber reminds me that the article did not appear in The Tracker, as I stated, but in the old American Organist magazine. I have seen the article, but I don't have the date, alas.   Bill    
(back) Subject: RE: more music need From: "Tim Byram-Wigfield" <t_byram-wigfield@jesus.cam.ac.uk> Date: Tue, 2 Nov 1999 08:45:04 -0000   I couldn't get that site to open:-(((   TBW   > -----Original Message----- > From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of > prswank > Sent: 01 November 1999 22:53 > To: PipeChat > Subject: Re: more music need > > > John V.: > The translation of the german is, "Snow falls soft in the night" > at this german > site: > <http://ingel.org/Lieder/LieseRie.htmnl> > This site contains many german folk songs in german and english, > as well as a > midi rendtion of them. It's a great site, with a lot of good > links especially > for the midi-minded. > Paul R. Swank > Organist/Choirmaster (retired) > Christ Lutheran Church-LCMS > Dundalk, MD > > John Vanderlee wrote: > > > Dear list, > > > > Thanks so much again for the pointers to the "Twelve Days after > Christmas." > > > > Now I need another - been totally batting zero on this one: > > > > It's a German Carol - traditional I think called: > > > > "Leise rieselt der schnee" > > > > Has anyone seen that available anywhere? We're using flute and organ. > > > > Is: "Gently Rustles the Snow" a fair translation? > > > > Thanks in advance, > > > > John 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 >