PipeChat Digest #1106 - Tuesday, October 5, 1999
 
References to organs in movies, TV, etc.
  by "Paul K" <paul99@ptdprolog.net>
Re: Piano Advice Requested
  by "ray ahrens" <ray_ahrens@hotmail.com>
Re: Piano Advice Requested
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@post.queensu.ca>
Alexander Frey'y
  by "Jack Williams" <jackwilliams_1999@yahoo.com>
Alexander Frey's Mahler at Grace Cathedral
  by "Jack Williams" <jackwilliams_1999@yahoo.com>
Re: Piano Advice Requested (quite long and boring)
  by "Michael Davis" <michaeldavis@wykecottage.screaming.net>
Frey and Mahler at Grace
  by "Jack Williams" <jackwilliams_1999@yahoo.com>
RE: Frey and Mahler at Grace
  by "Storandt, Peter" <pstorandt@okcu.edu>
RE: Frey and Mahler at Grace
  by "Jack Williams" <jackwilliams_1999@yahoo.com>
Pirofono
  by "Jorge J. Gomez" <uc8646@estud.unican.es>
 


(back) Subject: References to organs in movies, TV, etc. From: Paul K <paul99@ptdprolog.net> Date: Mon, 4 Oct 1999 15:40:08 -0400 (EDT)   This may be slightly off topic, but I think it's close enough to pass. I've made some additions to my trivia page listing movies, TV, cartoons, comics, and commercials with appearances of organs and organ playing. I collected many of the posts made to this newsgroup over the years. Take a look and send in additions, corrections or comments as you wish.   http://pages.whowhere.com/entertainment/pakob   Thanks --Paul      
(back) Subject: Re: Piano Advice Requested From: "ray ahrens" <ray_ahrens@hotmail.com> Date: Mon, 04 Oct 1999 13:10:26 PDT   I would stay away from Wurlitzer, Kimball, Young Chang, Samick (made by Hyundai?!). To my ears, they don't sound good and feel even worse. Go to = a piano warehouse and play everything in sight.     ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Piano Advice Requested From: Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca> Date: Mon, 04 Oct 1999 17:00:51 -0400   Not too long ago, I also played a Samick. - my impression was that I have played better pianos in a pub! The action, and the feel, was terrible. = So I would concur, keep away from Samick!   However, I have also recently played a Young Chang, and I liked it, and it was a rented one! In addition, I have played pianos by Yamaha, = and I liked those also. In fact, my electronic piano is a Yamaha Clavinova, and I have found it to be very good, - and no tuning problems!   I would most certainly agree that you should go to a piano warehouse and play everything in sight, - and then go to another one and do the same, until you find an instrument that you really like within your budget. But play the expensive ones as well, you will be amazed at the variation of touch in even the best makes!   Bob Conway   At 01:10 PM 1999-10-04 PDT, it was written: >I would stay away from Wurlitzer, Kimball, Young Chang, Samick (made by >Hyundai?!). To my ears, they don't sound good and feel even worse. Go = to a >piano warehouse and play everything in sight.    
(back) Subject: Alexander Frey'y From: Jack Williams <jackwilliams_1999@yahoo.com> Date: Mon, 4 Oct 1999 14:34:18 -0700 (PDT)         =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Bid and sell for free at http://auctions.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: Alexander Frey's Mahler at Grace Cathedral From: Jack Williams <jackwilliams_1999@yahoo.com> Date: Mon, 4 Oct 1999 14:36:51 -0700 (PDT)   Was any of the list fortunate to be present to hear Alexander Frey perform the organ transcription of Mahler's 5th symphony on Septe. 19? It was one of the most wonderful recitals I've ever heard. I've heard all of the transcription players, and I really think he is the best one on the scene.   =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Bid and sell for free at http://auctions.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Piano Advice Requested (quite long and boring) From: "Michael Davis" <michaeldavis@wykecottage.screaming.net> Date: Mon, 4 Oct 1999 05:15:18 +0100   Thanks Glenda ofr the useful information. We are currently considering a Yamaha C series for our home. the one you have sounds just right and is priced at around 7,000 pounds here in the UK. Best regards Michael   ps Do Harley make pianos??!!!!!!!   ----- Original Message ----- From: Glenda <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: 02 October 1999 04:21 Subject: Re: Piano Advice Requested (quite long and boring) > > Glenda Sutton (who also prefers a Honda motorcycle to a Yamaha or = Harley, > but Honda doesn't make pianos or organs) > > > > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: Don Schramm <dschramm@erols.com> > To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Sent: Friday, October 01, 1999 7:22 AM > Subject: Piano Advice Requested > > > > Six months ago, I became the Minister of Music at an > > Episcopal Church in southern Maryland. Our interim minister > > > > is interested in examining the possibility of purchasing a > > concert grand piano to be used for concerts for the greater > > community in addition to the church. He has asked me to get > > > > prices on various concert grands. My resources are somewhat > > > > limited in purchasing options not to mention monetary > > considerations. The local music store has access to Young > > Chang, Yamaha and Kawai. I know nothing about the Young > > Chang. I do own a Kawai (baby grand) and the local > > community college has a concert grand also by Kawai. I have > > > > played on several Yamahas and been pleased. The ideal would > > > > be a Steinway but that is beyond any consideration. > > > > For you that have pianos in your respective churches, do you > > > > have any insight? And for you that perform regularly on > > concert grands, do you have a preference and why? > > > > Please respond privately and I would be most grateful for > > your insight before I write the proposal for the Vestry. > > > > Thank you > > > > Lyn Schramm, > > Minister of Music > > St. Andrew's Episcopal Church > > California, MD > > > > > > > > > > "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: Frey and Mahler at Grace From: Jack Williams <jackwilliams_1999@yahoo.com> Date: Mon, 4 Oct 1999 15:14:30 -0700 (PDT)   I wanted to also say that I have never heard the organ used so well, so intricatly, so orchestrally, as Alexander Frey did the other night when he played the transcription of the Mahler 5th Symphony at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco. The work was about 57-80 minutes long, but Maestro Frey performed it with such passion and emotion that nobody noticed the time. The audience gave him a big standing ovation and bravos. Was anyone else on the list there. It was truly a historical event.   =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Bid and sell for free at http://auctions.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: RE: Frey and Mahler at Grace From: "Storandt, Peter" <pstorandt@okcu.edu> Date: Mon, 4 Oct 1999 17:13:48 -0500   Jack:   Robert Melhuish of Berkeley gave orgue-l members a review that was over = the top, especially for Robert who is not one to sling the praise.   Peter   -----Original Message----- From: Jack Williams [mailto:jackwilliams_1999@yahoo.com] Sent: Monday, October 04, 1999 5:15 PM To: PipeChat Subject: Frey and Mahler at Grace     I wanted to also say that I have never heard the organ used so well, so intricatly, so orchestrally, as Alexander Frey did the other night when he played the transcription of the Mahler 5th Symphony at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco. The work was about 57-80 minutes long, but Maestro Frey performed it with such passion and emotion that nobody noticed the time. The audience gave him a big standing ovation and bravos. Was anyone else on the list there. It was truly a historical event.   =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Bid and sell for free at http://auctions.yahoo.com   "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: Frey and Mahler at Grace From: Jack Williams <jackwilliams_1999@yahoo.com> Date: Mon, 4 Oct 1999 15:22:36 -0700 (PDT)   What is the address for orgue-1   --- "Storandt, Peter" <pstorandt@okcu.edu> wrote: > Jack: > > Robert Melhuish of Berkeley gave orgue-l members a > review that was over the > top, especially for Robert who is not one to sling > the praise. > > Peter > > -----Original Message----- > From: Jack Williams > [mailto:jackwilliams_1999@yahoo.com] > Sent: Monday, October 04, 1999 5:15 PM > To: PipeChat > Subject: Frey and Mahler at Grace > > > I wanted to also say that I have never heard the > organ > used so well, so intricatly, so orchestrally, as > Alexander Frey did the other night when he played > the > transcription of the Mahler 5th Symphony at Grace > Cathedral, San Francisco. The work was about 57-80 > minutes long, but Maestro Frey performed it with > such > passion and emotion that nobody noticed the time. > The > audience gave him a big standing ovation and bravos. > > Was anyone else on the list there. It was truly a > historical event. > > =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D > > __________________________________________________ > Do You Yahoo!? > Bid and sell for free at http://auctions.yahoo.com > > "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 > >     =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Bid and sell for free at http://auctions.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: Pirofono From: "Jorge J. Gomez" <uc8646@estud.unican.es> Date: Tue, 05 Oct 1999 10:06:07 +0200   Hello:   I have read about (in Spanish) "pirofono": it is a kind of organ whoose sound is produced with flames inside pipes. Anybody knows if there is any instrument like this working today? How is it called in English?   Very thanks   Jorge Gomez