PipeChat Digest #1111 - Sunday, October 10, 1999
Re: Questions on auctions.
  by <p.wilson2@juno.com>
New Organ in Birmingham
  by "Mark Hopper" <mahopper@bellsouth.net>
  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com>
Re: terminology
  by "Robert Ehrhardt" <r_ehrh@bellsouth.net>
Music List -- Toms River (3X posted)
  by "N Brown" <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
WCNY-FM Listings on the web
  by "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com>

(back) Subject: Re: Questions on auctions. From: p.wilson2@juno.com Date: Sat, 9 Oct 1999 03:20:09 -0700       On Fri, 8 Oct 1999 16:57:03 EDT ORGANUT@aol.com writes: > Hey Gang, > I need some information on auction protocol. What better way >to get it than from the pool of collective knowledge on these lists. > > Question: Is there a difference between the term silent bid and   There are two kinds of silent bidding: 1) Silent bids are written on paper, over a certain period of time. Highest bidder at the close of the bidding time wins. This may also be referred to as a silent auction.   2) Bidding during which the bidders respond to the auctioneer's calls by raising a hand, or more usually, a numbered paddle. > reserve bid,   Reserve is the seller's minimum.   > sealed bid?   Sealed bidding generally doesn't apply to bids for goods. This term applys if you are bidding to perform services or provide goods for, normally, a government agency. You are given the agency's requirements for the goods/services, as are (we hope!) many others. You have to respond by a closing date and time, after which the bids are opened. The lowest bidder wins. > If so, what? > > How and when do they make their entry into the > bidding process?   Occasionally, there might be mailed bids for an item. These are opened by the auction house prior to the beginning of the bidding for that item. They usually give the rep of the auction house some lattitute in bidding. The rep is, in essence, acting for the mail bidder. I would think that this is mostly done by fax and phone these days - maybe even by computer. > > Does the auctioneer have to let the crowd know that > a silent, reserve or sealed bid exist before, during, or after the > bidding is finished?   Sotheby's keeps reserve prices confidential. I assume other auction houses do the same. > > Does proof of a silent, reserve or sealed bid have > to be shown? If so, when?     > > If the gavel falls, and the auctioneer awards the > item to the highest bidder, can a member of the estate refuse to >let the item be taken and demand more money from the >successful bidder?   No. Unless, of course, the reserve wasn't met. > > There is a lot that the lay person does not > understand about auctions. > > I am asking these questions because I have seen and heard some > peculiar things about the way auctions are conducted that appear > to be downright fraudulent and illegal. If any of you are > auctioneers, or attorneys and would not mind enlightening we > novices, it would be greatly appreciated.   You must live in a state/province which doesn't regulate auctioneers. In California, they must be licensed by the state. I suggest you contact your district attorney if you have complaints about the way an auction is conducted.   Go to Sotheby's Web site at www.sothebys.com for LOTS of information. > > Later, > Phil L. > Shalom, Preston p.wilson2@juno.com   ___________________________________________________________________ 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: New Organ in Birmingham From: "Mark Hopper" <mahopper@bellsouth.net> Date: Sat, 9 Oct 1999 11:17:36 -0500   For all of you in close proximity to Birmingham, AL, just a note to let = you know that the 1976 Schlicker (II/30) will soon return home to the Leslie Stevens Wright Performing Arts Center on the campus of Samford University.   The original installation was a movable case instrument on the stage of = the 3,000-seat concert hall, and was a near-replica of an instrument that = still exists in the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Center Concert Hall = (installed around the same time). The case was on an air lift and the console was detached. When the air compressor for this mechanism was turned on, it lifted the case about 1/4" off the stage for ease of movement--there were = no wheels on the case! In 1990, it was decided (much to the dismay of the entire music faculty) that the instrument would be dismantled to add extra stage space for a proposed Broadway series. During the second performance of this series (The Odd Couple, I believe), profanity was used on stage. The super-conservative Baptist trustees were aghast, and ordered the = series stopped immediately. As such, the organ was removed for two performances = of the Odd Couple. :)   It has been stored in nooks and crannies all over the building for the = past nine years. The instrument will be replaced with no changes in an = enormous (and beautiful) swallows nest to the right of the stage.   The most appealing parts of the instrument are its MASSIVE scaling (it was originally conceived for hymn accompaniments for the Alabama State Baptist Convention) and its Trompete en chamade that extends to 16' in the pedal.   The instrument will be complete by December 1. Walter Guzowski (tonal director for Schlicker until 1980) is overseeing the installation. He oversaw the original installation as well.   I have scans of the stoplist and the original case instrument. If anyone = is interested, email me privately mahopper@bigfoot.com & I will be happy to send them.   Mark L. Hopper Organist/Music Associate Mountain Brook Presbyterian Church (1980 III/49 Schlicker) Birmingham, AL    
(back) Subject: terminology From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com> Date: Sat, 09 Oct 1999 14:56:53 EDT     Greetings everyone,   what does the term "colla" mean, as in "a tempo colla = cadenza"? Thanks.   Carlo   ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com  
(back) Subject: Re: terminology From: "Robert Ehrhardt" <r_ehrh@bellsouth.net> Date: Sat, 9 Oct 1999 14:22:27 -0500   "colla" means "with (the)" as in "colla voce" or "with the voice." This would mean for whatever instrument(s) this is indicated that they should follow the voice part, in terms of rhythm.   Robert Ehrhardt Noel Memorial UMC Shreveport, LA http://noelumc.org   ----- Original Message ----- From: Carlo Pietroniro <concert_organist@hotmail.com> To: <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Saturday, October 09, 1999 1:56 PM Subject: terminology     > > Greetings everyone, > > what does the term "colla" mean, as in "a tempo colla cadenza"? > Thanks. > > Carlo > > ______________________________________________________ > Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.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: Music List -- Toms River (3X posted) From: Innkawgneeto@webtv.net (N Brown) Date: Sat, 9 Oct 1999 22:38:54 -0400 (EDT)   FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Toms River, NJ 10/10/99 Pentecost XX   Rev. Bruce Quigley, Senior Pastor Neil Brown, Minister of Music/organist   Prelude -- Improvisation on Geneva 124 (N. Brown) Hymn -- Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart (Marion) Choral Worship -- 8:30 Psalm 106 (Hal Hopson), Singspirations 11:00 Lord, I Believe in You (G. Young), Sanctuary Choir Offertory -- 8:30 Improvisation (don't know yet) 11:00 Cast Thy Burden Upon the Lord (C. L. Bass), Sanctuary Choir Hymn -- Rejoice, the Lord is King (Darwall's 148th) Hymn -- Go Forth for God (Geneva 124) Postlude -- Improv on Darwall's 148th (N. Brown)   Ok, the prelude is on the final hymn, the postlude is on the middle hymn. I will probably alert the congregation about the prelude as it will be an other-worldly mood. I discovered that by using the 2 2/3 and the 1 3/5 with the unison off and the 16' coupler, I got a celestial, outer space kind of sound, which I will use to play more or less random notes in the right hand, with the tune played on the swell trumpet, unison off, 16 coupled. Perhaps like a computer sound, I don't know. It was fun and I'm gonna do it. The postlude will be a toccata-like piece on Darwall's. The Singspirations piece is taken from the new Psalter by Westminster/John Knox Press, which I call the Hopson Psalter for short. Of course it's a psalm tone. The kids are actually enjoying singing it. The Gordon Young piece is essentially a credo in spiritual style, a cappella. The C. L. Bass piece (Cast thy Burden) is rather like Mendelssohn in style. Very tasteful setting of the familiar text. Here's wishing you all a joyous Lord's Day. --Neil Brown Barnegat, NJ   Better caught than taught. . .better taught than not.    
(back) Subject: WCNY-FM Listings on the web From: "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com> Date: Sat, 9 Oct 1999 23:26:28 -0400   Greetings all,   Check out the web-site for WCNY-FM in Syracuse, New York....the radio listings are now on our web-site at www.wcny.org   Check out CLASSIC-FM and you will find an area marked ``listings''. ``Orgelwerke'' (which celebrated its 30th anniversary on September 5th) = and ``Choral Traditions'' are there along with the rest of the listings for a portion of the month. In the not-so-distant future the station will be carried on the web-site -- in fact, just after Christmas!   Best regards,   Bonnie Beth Derby Producer & Host ``Orgelwerke'' & ``Choral Traditions'' WCNY-FM, 91.3; Syracuse; WUNY-FM, 89.5, Utica; WJNY-FM, 90.9, Watertown Organist, First Church of Christ, Scientist, Syracuse orge@dreamscape.com