PipeChat Digest #1115 - Thursday, October 14, 1999
 
Reminder that last Hurrah for the Hinsdale is next Sunday (cross posted)
  by "jchabermaas" <opus1100@theatreorgans.com>
Fw: The Passing of Mme. Durufle
  by "Rebekah Ingram" <rringram@syr.edu>
Re: Fw: The Passing of Mme. Durufle
  by "bud" <budchris@earthlink.net>
Re: Organ repair/fundraising
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
Re: Organ repair/fundraising
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
Re: Fw: The Passing of Mme. Durufle
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
Re: Organ repair/fundraising
  by "bud" <budchris@earthlink.net>
Re: Fw: The Passing of Mme. Durufle
  by "bud" <budchris@earthlink.net>
 


(back) Subject: Reminder that last Hurrah for the Hinsdale is next Sunday (cross posted) From: "jchabermaas" <opus1100@theatreorgans.com> Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1999 08:04:06 -0500   On Sunday October 17th at 1:30 The Owl Cinema Organ Guild is presenting a farewell concert on the fabulous Hinsdale Cinema Organ. The Theatre is closing the 31st of October and the property is slated to be developed for an "Old Navy Store". The last harrah will be done up in grande style with an all star line up of organists, Don Springer, Jay Warren, Dennis Scott and Bill Tandy along = with guest appearance by the Long Grove Dixieland Jazz Band. The organ has been carefully nurtured over three decades by Jim Glass and the Owl Cinema Organ Guild to become one of the finest theatre organs in the area. Many choice components from long gone theatre organs have been carefully combined to make this outstanding instrument. Some of these components are from the famous Chicago Tivoli WurliTzer. Those of us familiar with this organ = know how successful this endeavor turned out. This promises to be the single = exciting organ event of the fall in the Chicago area. Advanced Sale Tickets either by = mail order or from the Hinsdale box office are $10 (seniors $8) All tickets are $12 day = of show. Mail order to OWL CINEMA....to..Owl Cinema Organ Guild %Hinsdale Theatre, 29 E. First Street, Hinsdale, Il. 60521....additional information = available on the Hinsdale (IL) entry on the Current Theatre Organ Date Base at:http://barton.theatreorgans.com/currentsearch.htm   jch                
(back) Subject: Fw: The Passing of Mme. Durufle From: "Rebekah Ingram" <rringram@syr.edu> Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1999 16:51:26 -0400   I don't know if this is true, folks. Let's hope it's not.   -Rebekah   > >It is with sadness that I report the passing of Mme. Marie Madeleine > >Durufle, organist, pedagogue and wife of the late composer Maurice > >Durufle. She passed away yesterday from complications after an injury > >sustained in a fall. I had the opportunity to meed this lovely lady a > >few years ago when she was in residence at the University of North > >Texas. She was a giant among organists and is arguably the last = exponent > >of the French Neo-Classic school of organ playing. She was > >sophisticated, charming, witty and above all, kind. We suffer a great > >loss at her passing. > > > >Kevin Sutton > >Artistic Director > >The Helios Ensemble, Dallas, TX > >maestro2@gte.net > > > >    
(back) Subject: Re: Fw: The Passing of Mme. Durufle From: bud <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1999 15:30:28 -0700   I think it is ... it has been reported on several lists, which have also reported the passing of Vernon de Tar, late of Juilliard and Church of the Ascension (?) in NYC ... the four-manual Holtkamp, at any rate.   Cheers,   Bud   Rebekah Ingram wrote:   > I don't know if this is true, folks. Let's hope it's not. > > -Rebekah > > > >It is with sadness that I report the passing of Mme. Marie Madeleine > > >Durufle, organist, pedagogue and wife of the late composer Maurice > > >Durufle. She passed away yesterday from complications after an injury > > >sustained in a fall. I had the opportunity to meed this lovely lady a > > >few years ago when she was in residence at the University of North > > >Texas. She was a giant among organists and is arguably the last = exponent > > >of the French Neo-Classic school of organ playing. She was > > >sophisticated, charming, witty and above all, kind. We suffer a great > > >loss at her passing. > > > > > >Kevin Sutton > > >Artistic Director > > >The Helios Ensemble, Dallas, TX > > >maestro2@gte.net > > > > > > > > > "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: Organ repair/fundraising From: DRAWKNOB@aol.com Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1999 23:04:19 EDT   In a message dated Sun, 10 Oct 1999 7:13:34 PM Eastern Daylight Time, = OrganMD@aol.com writes:   > Hi John, > > The organ may have cost $20,000 when new, but today a new one would be = at > least $120,000. Therefore upgrading is most likely worth doing. > > Bill Hesterman > > "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   Hi,   Thanks! My thoughts exactly... On top of that I'm seriously considering = interfacing a Rodgers 795 with it... any thoughts? John  
(back) Subject: Re: Organ repair/fundraising From: DRAWKNOB@aol.com Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1999 23:06:16 EDT   In a message dated Sun, 10 Oct 1999 10:19:13 PM Eastern Daylight Time, Roy = Redman <rredman@imagin.net> writes:   > I suggest you contact Charlie McManus if you haven't already done so. = He is very > active and helpful and his presence there would probably do a lot of = good with > your church. I do not have his address here tonight. You could call = the AIO > office in Houston at 713 529 2212 to get the latest information. > Roy Redman > > DRAWKNOB@aol.com wrote: > > > Hi everyone, > > > > It's been awhile since I've posted anything ... my new position keeps = me very > > busy and I'm on my way out of town for a week as soon as I finish = this. > > > > As some of you may know, I play a 10 rank/2 man./EP McManis... which = is in > > dire need of repair. Some leathers need to be replaced, the console = needs to > > be replaced with solid state technology, the pedal board needs to be = reworked > > or replaced, the pipework needs to be tonally finished (in the upper = ends), > > and the Trumpet needs to be totally revoiced or trashed all together = (it is > > extremely "BUZZY"). My question is: how does one go about rallying = support > > and raising money for such an extensive project and avoid coming = across as a > > whiny organist? Estimates have ranged from $10,000 to $60,000 = (depending on > > the work done). Keep in mind, the total organ (new) cost only = $20,000.00 > > thirty years ago. > > > > Any ideas? > > > > John > > > > "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   Thanks Roy, Will do!   John  
(back) Subject: Re: Fw: The Passing of Mme. Durufle From: DRAWKNOB@aol.com Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1999 23:13:46 EDT   Ubi Caritas (sp?) and RIP.   John  
(back) Subject: Re: Organ repair/fundraising From: bud <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1999 21:24:26 -0700   I understand the new Rodgers (and Allens?) have an automatic fuzzy logic = tuning system that will tune the electronics to the individual pipe pitches (which, of course, are never totally in tune). = The problem with the older pipe/electronic combos was that despite a general tuning knob for the electronics, they never "locked = in" to the pipes properly because there was no way to allow for the random out-of-tuneness of the pipes.   I would limit myself to things that you don't have room for, like 32's and = celestes, etc. If the pipe organ is complete in itself as far as principal choruses, flute choruses, etc., then let it = stand and add the "gooshy" electronic stuff around it. I think either Allen or Rodgers can do that for you. But I see no reason to = double pipe principals with electronic principals, etc.   Cheers,   Bud   DRAWKNOB@aol.com wrote:   > In a message dated Sun, 10 Oct 1999 7:13:34 PM Eastern Daylight Time, = OrganMD@aol.com writes: > > > Hi John, > > > > The organ may have cost $20,000 when new, but today a new one would be = at > > least $120,000. Therefore upgrading is most likely worth doing. > > > > Bill Hesterman > > > > "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 > > Hi, > > Thanks! My thoughts exactly... On top of that I'm seriously = considering interfacing a Rodgers 795 with it... any thoughts? > John > > "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: Fw: The Passing of Mme. Durufle From: bud <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1999 21:25:55 -0700   I improvised on "Jesu dulcis memoria" and "Requiem aeternam" after Evensong tonight in her memory.   Bud   DRAWKNOB@aol.com wrote:   > Ubi Caritas (sp?) and RIP. > > John > > "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