PipeChat Digest #1149 - Saturday, November 6, 1999
 
Complete Works of Bach on CD
  by "Robert  Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net>
concert announcement
  by <RMB10@aol.com>
Michel Colin's 5 Nov 7 PM proposed program, Middletown, NY (X-post)
  by "Pat Maimone" <patmai@juno.com>
Re: Complete JSB
  by "Ben Baldus" <bbaldus@voyager.net>
Marie-Claire Alain @ Holy Trinity Episcopal, NYC 10/29/99 Xposted
  by <WAYNE_BURCHAM@rsausa.com>
Re: Complete Works of Bach on CD
  by "bruce cornely" <rohrschok8@webtv.net>
Information requested about WLS radio organ (cross posted)
  by "jchabermaas" <opus1100@theatreorgans.com>
P Glass
  by "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org>
AGO contacts
  by "Tim Byram-Wigfield" <t_byram-wigfield@jesus.cam.ac.uk>
Re: AGO contacts
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Bach P&F E-flat (St.Anne)
  by "ray ahrens" <ray_ahrens@hotmail.com>
Re: Philip Glass
  by <LeliaLoban@aol.com>
Re: PipeChat Digest #1147 - 11/05/99
  by "DanielWHopkins" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca>
Re: PipeChat Digest #1147 - 11/05/99
  by <DudelK@aol.com>
Re: PipeChat Digest #1147 - 11/05/99
  by "Bud/Burgie" <budchris@earthlink.net>
A quick question about bananas and performance anxiety
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com>
Re: PipeChat Digest #1147 - 11/05/99
  by "Jason McGuire" <jason@johannus-norcal.com>
Re: Complete Works of Bach on CD
  by "Greg Corbett" <corbettg@theatreorgans.com>
Re: PipeChat Digest #1147 - 11/05/99
  by "David McPeak <Mack>" <dm726@delphi.com>
RE: Plainsong - psalms
  by "Roy Wilson" <royjaneann@hotmail.com>
 


(back) Subject: Complete Works of Bach on CD From: "Robert Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net> Date: Fri, 5 Nov 1999 06:12:06 -0600     William T. Van Pelt III wrote:   Several have asked about the $59.95 set of 12 CDs of the complete Bach organ works. These are on the respected Harmonia Mundi label, recorded on the Arlsheim Silbermann by Lionel Rogg ca. 1974. They are very solid, musical, well-recorded, excellent sounding CDs of which OHS has sold literally hundreds of sets, many to organists who are looking for sort of a touchstone to learning the works. Though 25 years old now, the sound quality is remarkably fine.   Thank you William, well put. As with all Bach their are many ways to interpret with much room for variety. I would not necessarily play a given work of Bach as does Mr. Rogg however I respect his artistry nonetheless. = I personally have enjoyed this set of CDZ very much and am inspired by the performer's energy every time I listen.   Sincerely, Robert Eversman, Mineral Point, WI  
(back) Subject: concert announcement From: RMB10@aol.com Date: Fri, 5 Nov 1999 07:22:04 EST   Hello List- I just wanted to post a little bit of shameless self-promotion...... The church and the instrument work quite well together, so the organ = sounds larger than it's 25 ranks. If anyone is in the area, here is your open invitation to attend. Monty Bennett   Monty Bennett, organist Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999 3:00 PM 1st Presbyterian Church, Cheraw, SC 2/25 Gabriel Kney (1986)   The program will include: Mendelssohn--Sonata II in c Minor Buxtehude--Ciacona in e minor Bach--Fugue a la Gigue Franck--Pastorale Coleridge-Taylor--Impromptu #1 Dubois--Fiat Lux  
(back) Subject: Michel Colin's 5 Nov 7 PM proposed program, Middletown, NY (X-post) From: Pat Maimone <patmai@juno.com> Date: Fri, 5 Nov 1999 08:01:05 -0500   Dear Pipe Chatters,   Hope that some of you can attend!   Date: FRIDAY 5 Nov Time: 7:00 PM Location: Grace Episcopal Church, Middletown, NY (near the Train Depot)   Free admission; a (free) reception will follow.   This is sponsored by the Central Hudson Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, of which I am the Dean.   Pat Maimone     Michel Colin proposes the following program: (N. B. It is not in concrete!)   Claude Balbastre (1727-1799): Concerto in D Major [excerpts]: (Prelude, allegro, Gavotte)   Louis-Claude Daquin (1694-1772): Noel XI   Alexandre-Pierre-Francois Boely (1785-1858): Fantaisie et fugue in B-flat Major Andante con moto Verset sur Judex Crederis   Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921): Reverie du soir (Blidah), from Suite Algerienne, transcribed by Alexandre Guilmant   Leon Boellmann (1862-1897): Suite Gothique: Introduction-choral, Menuet Gothique, Priere a Notre Dame, Toccata He'll finish off with an improvisation. Agnes (Armstrong)       ___________________________________________________________________ Get the Internet just the way you want it. Free software, free e-mail, and free Internet access for a month! Try Juno Web: http://dl.www.juno.com/dynoget/tagj.  
(back) Subject: Re: Complete JSB From: Ben Baldus <bbaldus@voyager.net> Date: Fri, 05 Nov 1999 08:00:57 -0500   I had the good fortune of receiving the complete Peter Hurford Bach as a gift from the parish when I left Ascension Lutheran Church, East Lansing, MI in 1993. It is about as fine a set as one can imagine from the = playing, the ngineering and instruments standpoint. They were originally issued on vinyl on the Argo record label, and subsequently remastered for CD. My particular favorite of the whole set is Hurford's performance of the Passacaglia on the Casavant (Wolff and Phelps) at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Toronto.   Ben Baldus    
(back) Subject: Marie-Claire Alain @ Holy Trinity Episcopal, NYC 10/29/99 Xposted From: WAYNE_BURCHAM@rsausa.com Date: Fri, 5 Nov 1999 08:58:00 -0500       Hi List,   I did attend the recital last Friday of M-C and posted the program and = 1987 Rieger specs 11/01/99. It was a delight to hear her again. The last time = was in the late 70's at Carleton College, Northfield, MN on their then-new = Holtkamp where she also did the J. Alain Three Dances. I've heard others perform = these very well, but, understandably, never anyone who could match the fire and intensity that she brings to the works. Awesome. At 72 (or is it 73) = there seems to be no diminution of her rock-solid technique. After Intermission = she was presented the AGO Lifetime Achievement Award by Dr. John Obetz, = Treasurer and Councillor for Finance and Development of the AGO and Dr. Stephen = Hamilton, Dean, NYC Chapter AGO. Dr. Philip Hahn, National President AGO sent his greetings and regrets that he could not be there. M-C was gracious and = all smiles. I sat in the crossing of the nave facing the '87 Rieger in the south = transcept so I was quite close to it. I must say that it is a very "aggressive" instrument in a dry room. In retrospect, I wish that I had moved during Intermission to another spot in the nave, but, alas, didn't. M-C is an international treasure through her teaching, recordings and = concerts. The list of her students would be a Who's Who of the organ world. If she = comes to your corner of the globe, hie thee to hear her.   Regards.   Wayne NYC & Milford, PA      
(back) Subject: Re: Complete Works of Bach on CD From: rohrschok8@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Fri, 5 Nov 1999 09:59:59 -0500 (EST)   Just a question here... In these complete sets of Back works, are all of the Preludes/Toccatas and Fugues played on full w/mixture registrations?   bruce cornely ~:~:~ rohrschok8@webtv.net gainesville, florida    
(back) Subject: Information requested about WLS radio organ (cross posted) From: "jchabermaas" <opus1100@theatreorgans.com> Date: Fri, 5 Nov 1999 21:00:32 -0600   A request was recently posted on the theatreorgans-list asking for information about the pipe organ that was in the "Prairie Farmer" radio station WLS. I saw this organ in the late fifties and believe that it was a Barton, although there seems to be opinions that the organ was a Link. Or perhaps an earlier installation may have been a link. If anyone has Theatre Organ Magazines from 1969 the index shows a two part article that ran in June (pg 16) and August (pg 15) on Chicago Radio Station Theatre Organs. The answer to our questions is probably in those articles. If you have either of these issues please check it for us.   thanks,   Jon      
(back) Subject: P Glass From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> Date: Fri, 5 Nov 1999 12:23:07 -0500   Thank you who replied to my Philip Glass request. Robert Colasacco      
(back) Subject: AGO contacts From: "Tim Byram-Wigfield" <t_byram-wigfield@jesus.cam.ac.uk> Date: Fri, 5 Nov 1999 17:35:46 -0000   Dear All,   Can anyone advise me if the Chapter contacts for the AGO are online anywhere - or where I might otherwise obtain that information?     Tim B-W Cambridge  
(back) Subject: Re: AGO contacts From: David Scribner <david@blackiris.com> Date: Fri, 5 Nov 1999 13:54:15 -0600   >Dear All, > >Can anyone advise me if the Chapter contacts for the AGO are online >anywhere - or where I might otherwise obtain that information? > > >Tim B-W >Cambridge   Go to http://www.agohq.org - there is a listing of all the Chapters and also links to the various Chapter web sites.   David   *********************************** David C. Scribner Sub-Dean and Editor, THE WEST FLORIDA ORGANIST Pensacola Chapter, AGO http://www.pensacola-ago.org mailto:ago@pensacola-ago.org 850-478-9635 - V 850-476-0711 - F  
(back) Subject: Bach P&F E-flat (St.Anne) From: "ray ahrens" <ray_ahrens@hotmail.com> Date: Fri, 05 Nov 1999 13:49:59 PST   The other day our public radio station in Houston played the above piece = as transcribed for full orchestra by (get ready) Arnold Schoenberg!! Sounded =   like tonal Stravinsky. This radio station plays tons of transcriptions = but seems to be afraid of the real thing. Thank God for Pipedreams and With Heart and Voice.   ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Philip Glass From: LeliaLoban@aol.com Date: Fri, 5 Nov 1999 17:19:45 EST     Robert Colasacco wrote, > Has Philip Glass written music for Organ? If so, does anyone know if = it's > published?   I'm very fond of the CD, "Glass Organ Works: Music of Philip Glass," = recorded by Donald Joyce on BMG Catalyst 0926-61825-2, with "Dance IV for Organ," = "Mad Rush," "Dance II for Organ, " "Contrary Motion" and the Michael Riesman "Satyagraha" transcription. Joyce recorded these in 1993, on the Anton Heiller Memorial Organ, built by John Brombaugh (finished in 1986 but water-damaged in 1990) and rebuilt by Ralph Richards and Bruce Fowkes, in Collegedale, Tennessee. The dances are part of a suite, "Dance," which he =   composed in 1979.   Bob Scarborough wrote, >>I'll let more august members of the list go into detail. Playing the manuals with ping pong paddles isn't quite my thing.>>   I'm doubtless one of the *least* "august" members of the list, but for me this repetitive, rhythmic music has the hypnotic quality of Indian ragas. =   Generally my taste in organ music runs to Bach, Bach, Bach and some more Bach, but I bought the Joyce recording several years ago because Tim Page = was the executive producer. He's one of the few music critics I completely respect. At the time, he was chief music critic for the _Washington = Post_, where he won a Pulitzer Prize. I was curious to hear what Page thought = was worth producing, but I didn't care for this music at the time. I listened = to the CD once, then put it away. Then, two years ago, I "heard" something rather similar inside my head while I was in the hospital with biliary pancreatitis. I had a weird reaction to one of the drugs and spent most = of a day in and out of a light coma, with kaleidoscopic hallucinations. I've never gone in for recreational drugs at all, but this state made a = definite improvement on sanity and alertness under the circumstances. = Periodically, somebody would butt in and make me wake up, and the phantom music would = stop. Very annoying. I've liked Glass ever since.   Once about 30 years ago, I played my old Westminster mono LP of Ravi = Shankar ragas for my mother. Staring off into space with a benign smile as her needles went clickety clickety clickety on auto-pilot, she knitted a = sleeve about five feet long. I'd love to try some Philip Glass on her.... ;-)   Lelia    
(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #1147 - 11/05/99 From: danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca (DanielWHopkins) Date: Fri, 05 Nov 1999 18:43:06 -0400   > Hey There   Anyone hear about the Monestary in Boston that went up in Smoke last nite I caught the tail end of the story on the news. Daniel      
(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #1147 - 11/05/99 From: DudelK@aol.com Date: Fri, 5 Nov 1999 18:04:16 EST   In a message dated 99-11-05 17:45:57 EST, you write:   << Anyone hear about the Monestary in Boston that went up in Smoke last nite I caught the tail end of the story on the news. >> Check it out at http://www.boston.com/news/daily/05/fire.htm    
(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #1147 - 11/05/99 From: "Bud/Burgie" <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 5 Nov 1999 16:18:15 -0800   It wasn't St. John The Evangelist (the Anglican Cowley Fathers) where Everett Titcomb played, was it?   Bud -----Original Message----- From: DanielWHopkins <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Date: Friday, November 05, 1999 3:49 PM Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #1147 - 11/05/99     >> Hey There > >Anyone hear about the Monestary in Boston that went up in Smoke last nite >I caught the tail end of the story on the news. > Daniel > > > >"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: A quick question about bananas and performance anxiety From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> Date: Fri, 5 Nov 1999 19:44:20 -0600   Now how many do I need to eat before performing? Tonight's rehearsal was painful, in more ways than one (I have messed up my back somehow - there's nothing like playing under lots of adversity).   Sorry to resurrect this thread - I need to know.   Thanks,   Glenda (heading for the orange juice and vodka right now)      
(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #1147 - 11/05/99 From: "Jason McGuire" <jason@johannus-norcal.com> Date: Fri, 05 Nov 1999 19:07:53 -0800   It was the LaSalette Shrine in Attleboro, MA, a Roman Catholic order. A visiting clergyman from England was killed in the fire.   Jason   ---------- >From: "Bud/Burgie" <budchris@earthlink.net> >To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> >Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #1147 - 11/05/99 >Date: Fri, Nov 5, 1999, 4:18 PM >   > It wasn't St. John The Evangelist (the Anglican Cowley > Fathers) where Everett Titcomb played, was it? > > Bud > -----Original Message----- > From: DanielWHopkins <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca> > To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Date: Friday, November 05, 1999 3:49 PM > Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #1147 - 11/05/99 > > >>> Hey There >> >>Anyone hear about the Monestary in Boston that went up in > Smoke last nite >>I caught the tail end of the story on the news. >> Daniel >> >> >> >>"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: Complete Works of Bach on CD From: Greg Corbett <corbettg@theatreorgans.com> Date: Fri, 05 Nov 1999 20:27:15 -0800   Bruce & list,   I honestly don't know the registration that Peter Hurford uses in his boxed set. The 41+ page booklet enclosed with the set, does go to great lengths describing Bach's own way of playing, his compositions. I can say that within schools of classical organ playing, there is one school of sparse use of voices and another of fuller use of voices. IMHO, Peter Hurford, is of the sparse use of voice combinations, which to my ear is preferred for the reference use I bought this set for.   _________________________________________-     Just a question here... In these complete sets of Back works, are all of the Preludes/Toccatas and Fugues played on full w/mixture registrations?   bruce cornely ~:~:~ rohrschok8@webtv.net gainesville, florida    
(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #1147 - 11/05/99 From: "David McPeak <Mack>" <dm726@delphi.com> Date: Fri, 05 Nov 1999 23:42:26 -0500   No this was a LaSallette <sp> shrine and home in Attleboro which is quite a ways from Boston, St. John The Evangelist is just fine. It is no longer run by the Cowley Fathers ans is part of the Diocesies of Massachusetts. Dave McPeak   Bud/Burgie wrote:   > It wasn't St. John The Evangelist (the Anglican Cowley > Fathers) where Everett Titcomb played, was it? > > Bud > -----Original Message----- > From: DanielWHopkins <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca> > To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Date: Friday, November 05, 1999 3:49 PM > Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #1147 - 11/05/99 > > >> Hey There > > > >Anyone hear about the Monestary in Boston that went up in > Smoke last nite > >I caught the tail end of the story on the news. > > Daniel > > > > > > > >"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: Plainsong - psalms From: "Roy Wilson" <royjaneann@hotmail.com> Date: Fri, 05 Nov 1999 23:04:27 PST   Tim:   Is Anglican chant not done still in the cathedral churches in the UK? It never was intended for the parish churches, although some unique churches are able to do it rather well.   Roy Wilson       > >Anglican chanting by congregations has all but died out here in the U.K.   ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com