PipeChat Digest #1113 - Tuesday, October 12, 1999
 
Flor Peeters
  by <mhammond@btinternet.com>
re: Flor Peeters
  by <mhammond@btinternet.com>
Re: Flor Peeters
  by "Vincent Lefevere" <Vlefevere@online.be>
Re: ACCHOS Townhall Meeting (X-POSTED)
  by <CHERCAPA@aol.com>
Re: Flor Peeters
  by "bud" <budchris@earthlink.net>
Fred Swann concert in Brooklyn Heights, NY 10/08/1999 (longish)	 cross po
  by <WAYNE_BURCHAM@rsausa.com>
organ parts
  by "harvey smoller" <HARV8@email.msn.com>
Re: organ parts
  by <TheOrganst@aol.com>
 


(back) Subject: Flor Peeters From: mhammond@btinternet.com Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1999 10:54:32 GMT   As part of our school's 250th Anniversary Celebrations, we are having a = service in St Paul's Cathedral. As the school organist, I have the great fortune = to play 25 mins before and 10 mins afterwards! Anyway, I'm including the Aria by Flor Peeters and I wondered if anyone = could confirm that he is still alive! I've found some information on the web = stating his dates to be 1903- but I just wanted to double-check that he hadn't = died while I wasn't looking before sending the dates with the pieces to the = printers!     Mark Hammond www.btinternet.com/~mhammond/index.htm  
(back) Subject: re: Flor Peeters From: mhammond@btinternet.com Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1999 12:43:29 GMT   I wrote: "Anyway, I'm including the Aria by Flor Peeters and I wondered if anyone = could confirm that he is still alive! I've found some information on the web = stating.."     Morton replied:   No, Prof. Peeters passed away some years ago...     I write:   Anyone know what year he died?   Mark Hammond http://www.btinternet.com/~mhammmond/index.htm          
(back) Subject: Re: Flor Peeters From: "Vincent Lefevere" <Vlefevere@online.be> Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1999 14:18:38 +0200     -----Oorspronkelijk bericht----- Van: mhammond@btinternet.com <mhammond@btinternet.com> Aan: pipechat@pipechat.org <pipechat@pipechat.org> Datum: lundi 11 octobre 1999 13:41 Onderwerp: re: Flor Peeters     >I wrote: >"Anyway, I'm including the Aria by Flor Peeters and I wondered if anyone could >confirm that he is still alive! I've found some information on the web stating.." > > >Morton replied: > >No, Prof. Peeters passed away some years ago... > > >I write: > >Anyone know what year he died?     Flor Peeters died in 1986   Vincent Lef=E8vre vlefevere@online.be    
(back) Subject: Re: ACCHOS Townhall Meeting (X-POSTED) From: CHERCAPA@aol.com Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1999 11:38:24 EDT   Dear DAvid, Unfortunately, I will be out of town, in Albuquerque, New = Mexico for my daughter's wedding this week and will be unable to attend. I would love to see what is planned for the organ or what can be done to expedite things. Like I mentioned to Antoni Scott, there was an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer this Sunday by the Atlantic City Convention = Association noting that only 20% of all Atlantic City visitors stay over night. If = there were more to do besides gamble, I'm sure there would be more people overnighting in Atlantic City . If the organ was functional again, the = city would attract many foreigners who would spend the night there as well as people who wish to listen to someone else at the console for another = recital. Let's say a Diane Bish alternating with a Thomas Murray, David Craigshead, =   etc. etc. Two or three well known artists a week, playing two recitals a = day would bring them in, in droves. Considering the auditorium can hold 41,000 =   people, that's a lot of revenue. Sincerely, Paul P. Valtos  
(back) Subject: Re: Flor Peeters From: bud <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1999 10:29:43 -0700       mhammond@btinternet.com wrote:   > As part of our school's 250th Anniversary Celebrations, we are having a = service > in St Paul's Cathedral. As the school organist, I have the great fortune = to > play 25 mins before and 10 mins afterwards! > Anyway, I'm including the Aria by Flor Peeters and I wondered if anyone = could > confirm that he is still alive!   Nope. He be daid (grin).   Bud    
(back) Subject: Fred Swann concert in Brooklyn Heights, NY 10/08/1999 (longish) cross posted From: WAYNE_BURCHAM@rsausa.com Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1999 13:48:01 -0400       Program: Symphonic Chorale "Ach bleib mit deiner gnade" Sigfrid Karg-Elert Fantasia & Fugue in c minor, BWV 537 J. S. Bach Lyric Rhapsody Searle Wright Toccata for Flute Stops John Stanley Chorale in E C. Franck Intermission Introduction and Fugue on "Saint Denio" John Weaver Psalm Prelude "By the Waters of Babylon" John Huston Concert Variations on "The Star Spangeled Banner", Opus 23 Dudley Buck     The program was obviously selected of works that would fit the 1925 = Skinner, and they did indeed fit. In his oral program notes after Intermission, Fred explained that the John Weaver work was commissioned for his (Fred's) = retirement from Garden Grove Community Church and his assistant surprised him at the festivities by playing the work for the first time for him. John Weaver = was in attendance tonight and applause was generously shared for John, Fred and = the Introduction and Fugue. John Huston was the Organist/Choirmaster of Holy Trinity, the building we were in (before the merger with Saint Ann) from = 1948 to 1956 and the work was written for this organ. Dudley Buck was Organist of = both (when they were separate) Saint Ann 1875 to 1877 and Holy Trinity 1877 to = 1902. In addition, a little know fact about Fred Swann is that he was organist = of Holy Trinity (again before the merger) from 1956 to 1957.   While we were hoping for an encore, Fred announced the passing that week = of Vernon de Tar and Marie-Madeleine Durufle-Chevalier, and we sang the hymn = "Ye Holy Angels Bright" in tribute to their memory.   Gregory Eaton, Director of Music at the church, made introductory remarks greeting everyone and explaining the current problems with the aging = instrument. Much of the original 74 year old leather is still in use, but failing at = an alarming rate. It is a testament to the quality of the original work that = 1925 leather is still working at all. Most instruments of this vintage would = have been releathered several times by now. The parish is planning to restore = the organ to its original 1925 state over time at a cost of $2 million for = full restoration. The Solo is unplayable due to leather deterioration as are = other stops and miscellaneous notes on other manuals. I'm certain that any = donation of any size that you would care to make to the Organ Restoration Fund = would be welcomed (no, I'm not affiliated with this parish). Saint Ann and the = Holy Trinity Church (Episcopal), 157 Montague Street, Brooklyn Heights, NY = 11201, Mr. Gregory Eaton, Director of Music, 718/875-6960.   Specification: The Peabody Memorial Organ at Saint Ann & the Holy Trinity Church = (Episcopal), E. M. Skinner Opus 524, 1925, Disposition 1999:   Great (Manual II) 16' Double Open Diapason 16' Bourdon 8' 1st Open Diapason 8' 2nd Open Diapason 8' Claribel Flute 8' Wald Flute 8' Viola Dolce 8' Erzahler 4' Octave 4' Flute 2' Fifteeth Harmonics II Mixture IV 8' Trumpet Chimes   Swell (Manual III) 16' Bourdon 8' Diapason 8' Gedeckt 8' Hohl Flute 8' Salicional 8' Voix Celeste 8' Flauto Dolce 8' Flute Celeste 4' Octave 4' Flute Triangulaire 4' Gemshorn 2' Fifteenth Cornet V Mixture IV 16' Posaune 8' Cornopean 8' Corno d'Amore 4' Clarion 8' Vox Humana Tremolo   Choir (Manual I) 16' Gamba 8' Diapason 8' Concert Flute 8' Dulciana 8' Unda Maris 8' Viola d'Amour 4' Flute 2 2/3' Nasard 2' Octavin 1 3/5' Tierce 8' English Horn 8' Clarinet Harp Celesta Tremolo   Solo (Manual IV) 8' Gross Gedackt 8' Gross Gamba 8' Gamba Celeste 4' Orchestral Flute 8' French Horn 8' Tuba Mirabilis Tremolo   Echo (Manual V) 8' Chimney Flute 8' Muted Viole 4' Silverette 8' Vox Humana Tremolo Chimes   Pedal 32' Bourdon 16' Diapason 16' Violone 16' Bourdon 16' Echo Bourdon (Sw) 16' Gamba (Ch) 10 2/3' Quint 8' Octave 8' Cello 8' Gedeckt 8' Still Gedeckt (Sw) 4' Stopped Flute 32' Bombarde 16' Trombone 16' Posaune (Sw) 8' Tromba Chimes   4,718 pipes, 20 Chime tubes, 61 Harp/Celeste bars   Manuals are all straight with no borrowing or extensions. Sw., Ch., Solo & Echo stops of 16', 8' & 4' are 73 pipes. Expected couplers 16' 8' 4'. Pedal = has 4 borrows as noted and some extensions within. The 5 manual console was constructed by Keats in 1968.       Wayne NYC & Milford, PA      
(back) Subject: organ parts From: "harvey smoller" <HARV8@email.msn.com> Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1999 16:01:38 -0700   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_007A_01BF1401.E7012D00 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Hi chatters, I need to dispose of 9 ranks of Welte chests and a player console that =3D came from Lucky Baldwin's house. There are some assorted ranks of pipes = =3D and bass pipes and a harp (deagan) THis will take place this Friday in =3D Pasadena, Ca. Please contact me privately as it may wind up in the =3D dumpster. Harvey     ------=3D_NextPart_000_007A_01BF1401.E7012D00 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD W3 HTML//EN"> <HTML> <HEAD>   <META content=3D3Dtext/html;charset=3D3Diso-8859-1 =3D http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type> <META content=3D3D'"MSHTML 4.72.3110.7"' name=3D3DGENERATOR> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT color=3D3D#000000 size=3D3D2>Hi chatters,</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D3D#000000 size=3D3D2></FONT><FONT size=3D3D2>I need to = =3D dispose of 9 ranks=3D20 of Welte chests and a player console that came from Lucky Baldwin's =3D house.&nbsp;=3D20 There are some assorted ranks of pipes and bass pipes and a harp =3D (deagan) THis=3D20 will take place this Friday in Pasadena, Ca.&nbsp; Please contact me =3D privately=3D20 as it may wind up in the dumpster.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>Harvey</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_007A_01BF1401.E7012D00--      
(back) Subject: Re: organ parts From: TheOrganst@aol.com Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1999 19:19:15 EDT   Harvey, Let me know exactly what you've got. I'm looking for stuff to add = to an existing organ. Thanks.   Kyle B. Irwin