PipeChat Digest #1172 - Thursday, November 25, 1999
 
Aeolian-Skinner, Milwaukee
  by "William T. Van Pelt III" <wvanpelt@pop.erols.com>
Langlais CD Search
  by "Robert  Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net>
Re: Diane, Coral Ridge, and Concert Attendance
  by "Sam Vause" <vause@home.com>
Thanks
  by "N Brown" <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
 


(back) Subject: Aeolian-Skinner, Milwaukee From: "William T. Van Pelt III" <wvanpelt@pop.erols.com> Date: Wed, 24 Nov 1999 08:56:02 -0500   Dear List, Neil Brown, David Scribner:   The fine 1965 Aeolian-Skinner op. 1477 of 58 ranks at Uihlein Hall in Milwaukee, heard on the radio in a performance of "Elijah" (Mendelssohn) as mentioned by Neil Brown and David Scribner, is recorded by none other than Gillian Weir in an excellent, audiophile-quality, CD entitled "Scherzo." Lots of virtuosic and exciting playing of super pieces, here. Of course, it is available from http://www.ohscatalog.org   The new, 64-page, paper OHS catalog goes in the mail today to anyone who has ever ordered anything from the OHS catalog and to all OHS members. If you don't fit either of those qualifiers and you'd like a free copy of the catalog, please click on the web address above and, when the site comes up, click on red "request catalog" button at the left.   The new printed catalog has a special section featuring 65 different CDs recorded on Skinner and Aeolian-Skinner organs. All of them can be found on the website, too, simply by searching on both the keywords "Skinner" and "Aeolian-Skinner". Lots of books, the opus list, and at least one video will appear as well.   Another favorite Milwaukee organ is the Skinner at the Milwaukee Technical High School which is demonstrated stop-by-stop by Tom Murray on OHS-90, "Historic Organs of Milwaukee", a set of two CDs or two cassettes which sell for $19.98 the set.   Bill Organ Historical Society    
(back) Subject: Langlais CD Search From: "Robert Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net> Date: Wed, 24 Nov 1999 10:05:25 -0600   Hi all:   I am in search of Volume 3 (compact discs) of The Complete Works of Jean Langlais as recorded by Ann Labounsky, issued by the Musical Heritage Society. I want to make a couple of copies of this since it is no longer = in print. I have obtained written permission from MHS to do this. Can anyone help me with this?   Please address e-mails directly to me so as not to clutter everyone's mailboxes.   Thanks,   Robert Eversman Mineral Point WI   highnote@mhtc.net  
(back) Subject: Re: Diane, Coral Ridge, and Concert Attendance From: "Sam Vause" <vause@home.com> Date: Wed, 24 Nov 1999 09:28:39 -0700   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0078_01BF365E.4A87C220 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Hear! Hear! Thanks Monty, well said! --sam Sam Vause (Chandler, AZ)   ----- Original Message -----=3D20 From: RMB10@aol.com=3D20 To: pipechat@pipechat.org=3D20 Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 1999 8:08 AM Subject: Diane, Coral Ridge, and Concert Attendance     .... Drawknob-- I don't want to be ugly, but she's done more for raising the interest in = =3D pipe=3D20 organs and organ music than you have done. You may not appreciate what = =3D Diane=3D20 has done for the instrument and it's music because you can't see past =3D the=3D20 showmanship. Well, face it, boring music and boring performances = don't=3D20 endear people. What's wrong with bringing people to in by using some=3D20 showmanship, and then introducing them to some great music. I get so =3D sick=3D20 and tired of people who have attitudes about other performers. We all =3D need=3D20 to stick together and encourage each other. Why do most organists all =3D try to=3D20 out do each other and make other performers look bad. How does this =3D help the=3D20 cause of the organ or it's music? People are drawn to performances that = =3D will=3D20 be interesting musically and played on interesting organs. Sorry to =3D burst=3D20 some people's bubbles on here, but no one really wants to hear the =3D Buxheimer=3D20 Orgelbuch or the complete works of Titelouze played on a 4 rank tracker. = =3D =3D20 Play some exciting French toccatas, some lush Romantic period pieces, =3D and a=3D20 few old favorites on a 75 rank Schoensten, Austin, or Skinner, and =3D you'll=3D20 probably have an audience of considerable size. Why have we lost our audiences? Because boring performers, playing =3D boring=3D20 music, on dull organs, have scared people off. I've played to audiences = =3D of=3D20 over 1500-2000 people before. I'm not claiming to be a virtuoso =3D performer,=3D20 but I know what works well on the instrument, and I know what the =3D audience=3D20 likes to hear. Diane has played fabulous instruments around the = world,=3D20 played interesting music, and played it well, and has brought the organ = =3D to=3D20 the people. She is no different than Virgil Fox doing the same thing. = =3D20 People may not like the style that Diane plays, but I can assure you =3D that=3D20 she's played recitals to a larger number of people than anyone on this =3D list. =3D20   Monty Bennett   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0078_01BF365E.4A87C220 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META content=3D3D"text/html; charset=3D3Diso-8859-1" =3D http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 5.00.2314.1000" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D3>Hear! Hear! Thanks Monty, well said!</FONT></DIV> <DIV>--sam</DIV> <DIV>Sam Vause (Chandler, AZ)</DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial">----- Original Message -----=3D20 <DIV style=3D3D"BACKGROUND: #e4e4e4; font-color: black"><B>From:</B> = <A=3D20 href=3D3D"mailto:RMB10@aol.com" title=3D3DRMB10@aol.com>RMB10@aol.com</A> = =3D </DIV> <DIV><B>To:</B> <A href=3D3D"mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org"=3D20 title=3D3Dpipechat@pipechat.org>pipechat@pipechat.org</A> </DIV> <DIV><B>Sent:</B> Tuesday, November 23, 1999 8:08 AM</DIV> <DIV><B>Subject:</B> Diane, Coral Ridge, and Concert =3D Attendance</DIV></DIV> <DIV><BR></DIV> <DIV>...</DIV> <DIV>Drawknob--<BR>I don't want to be ugly, but she's done more for =3D raising the=3D20 interest in pipe <BR>organs and organ music than you have done.&nbsp; =3D You may=3D20 not appreciate what Diane <BR>has done for the instrument and it's music = =3D because=3D20 you can't see past the <BR>showmanship.&nbsp; Well, face it, boring =3D music and=3D20 boring performances don't <BR>endear people.&nbsp; What's wrong with =3D bringing=3D20 people to in by using some <BR>showmanship, and then introducing them to = =3D some=3D20 great music.&nbsp; I get so sick <BR>and tired of people who have =3D attitudes=3D20 about other performers.&nbsp; We all need <BR>to stick together and =3D encourage=3D20 each other.&nbsp; Why do most organists all try to <BR>out do each other = =3D and=3D20 make other performers look bad.&nbsp; How does this help the <BR>cause =3D of the=3D20 organ or it's music?&nbsp; People are drawn to performances that will =3D <BR>be=3D20 interesting musically and played on interesting organs.&nbsp; Sorry to =3D burst=3D20 <BR>some people's bubbles on here, but no one really wants to hear the =3D Buxheimer=3D20 <BR>Orgelbuch or the complete works of Titelouze played on a 4 rank=3D20 tracker.&nbsp; <BR>Play some exciting French toccatas, some lush =3D Romantic period=3D20 pieces, and a <BR>few old favorites on a 75 rank Schoensten, Austin, or = =3D Skinner,=3D20 and you'll <BR>probably have an audience of considerable size.<BR>Why =3D have we=3D20 lost our audiences?&nbsp; Because boring performers, playing boring =3D <BR>music,=3D20 on dull organs, have scared people off.&nbsp; I've played to audiences =3D of=3D20 <BR>over 1500-2000 people before.&nbsp; I'm not claiming to be a =3D virtuoso=3D20 performer, <BR>but I know what works well on the instrument, and I know = =3D what the=3D20 audience <BR>likes to hear.&nbsp; Diane has played fabulous instruments = =3D around=3D20 the world, <BR>played interesting music, and played it well, and has =3D brought the=3D20 organ to <BR>the people.&nbsp; She is no different than Virgil Fox doing = =3D the=3D20 same thing.&nbsp; <BR>People may not like the style that Diane plays, =3D but I can=3D20 assure you that <BR>she's played recitals to a larger number of people =3D than=3D20 anyone on this list.&nbsp; <BR><BR>Monty Bennett</DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0078_01BF365E.4A87C220--    
(back) Subject: Thanks From: "N Brown" <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net> Date: Thu, 25 Nov 1999 00:02:29 -0500 (EST)   A thanks to everyone who enlightened me about the A/S organ in Milwaukee. As I mentioned privately to someone, even with my meager car stereo, the 32s shook the car as I listened. The concert hall sounds incredibly warm and bouyant acoustically. Hoping one day to play the thing...   Neil Brown Happy Thanksgiving everyone!