PipeChat Digest #1119 - Monday, October 18, 1999
 
Re: Earning a living!!
  by "Noel Jones. AAGO" <gedeckt@usit.net>
Wurlitzer Organ for sale
  by "Pat Maimone" <patmai@juno.com>
Re: Earning a living!!
  by "John Schneider" <orgsrv@means.net>
THE HINSDALE (x-posted)(long)
  by "jchabermaas" <opus1100@theatreorgans.com>
Chicago Area Silent Movie with pipe organ accompaniment (X-POSTED)
  by "jchabermaas" <opus1100@theatreorgans.com>
Chicago Area Silent Movie with pipe organ accompaniment (X-POSTED)
  by "jchabermaas" <opus1100@theatreorgans.com>
Back From Kentucky
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: Chicago Area Silent Movie with pipe organ accompaniment (X-POSTED)
  by "N Brown" <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
Organ-related Cars
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: Organ-related Cars
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Re: Chicago Area Silent Movie with pipe organ accompaniment(X-POSTED)
  by "jchabermaas" <opus1100@theatreorgans.com>
Another day...another concert
  by "Robert Horton" <GEMSHORN@UKANS.EDU>
Re: Back From Kentucky
  by <GRSCoLVR@aol.com>
 


(back) Subject: Re: Earning a living!! From: "Noel Jones. AAGO" <gedeckt@usit.net> Date: Sun, 17 Oct 1999 12:29:48 -0400   Paul:   Many organists have reached the point at which they hate playing fo weddings, regardless of the fees. You might consider writing organists at their churces and let them know of your free-lance status [so thatthey wouldn't fear an outsider trying to take over] and your availability for weddings...and funerals.   You also may find it helpful to contact all organ sales people, both electronic and pipe, in your area. You would be surprised how often they find a need for an extra person with organ knowledge.   And...holding keys for organ tuning...almost all tuning is easier - if not impossible otherwise - with an extra set of hands. To really make the = tuner hgappy, practice whole-tone scales starting on C and C#. Most pipe = layouts are done like this, most electronic chromatic. It seems like a little thing, but knowing about this in advance helps.   Hopw this helps.   Noel  
(back) Subject: Wurlitzer Organ for sale From: Pat Maimone <patmai@juno.com> Date: Sun, 17 Oct 1999 15:03:39 -0400   FYI re: > From: Palmer, W. MSG SUPT > Posted At: Tuesday, October 12, 1999 10:16 AM > Posted To: Appliances/Furniture > Subject: Wurlitzer Organ   > We have a Wurlitzer Organ for sale at West Point. It's in great shape, but we don't > have time for it. Asking $300 firm. If interested, call MSG (Master Sergeant) Palmer at >914-938-7588. between 0900 and 1700 (that's 9 AM - 5 AM) to set up a time to see the >organ.   I have no further info.   Pat Maimone Post Chapel West Point, NY 10996-1390   ___________________________________________________________________ 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: Re: Earning a living!! From: John Schneider <orgsrv@means.net> Date: Sun, 17 Oct 1999 08:58:05 -0500   Hello Paul,   Do you teach? There is such a hugh shortage of organist in some parts of the country, we could use organ teachers. In my area there is an over supply of pianist, and the organs sit idle. My daughter is a pianist, she doesn't really like organs, but she played an organ for a church while in college and made almost enough money to pay for her room and board.   > > I have recently given up a quite well paid job to move back up North to = be closer to my family. I am now seeking new employment to pay my = internet bills!   -- Organ Service by Schneider Electronics John E. Schneider * 1855 Waas Valley Road * Dresbach, MN 55947 (507) 895 2702 voice/fax * orgsrv@means.net    
(back) Subject: THE HINSDALE (x-posted)(long) From: "jchabermaas" <opus1100@theatreorgans.com> Date: Sun, 17 Oct 1999 18:21:05 -0500   Today was the farewell concert at the Hindsdale Theatre and it was FUN. The house was full and the audience stayed glued to their seats for the entire two (plus) hour continous show. This program was our last chance to hear the organ as it is presently installed in the Hinsdale. This organ is everything that a theatre organ should be. For those familiar with the theatre organ sound on the early George Wright HI FI recordings, this organ has that sound. It = is certainly no accident as George Wright played this instrument and made many suggestions on selection of pipework to improve the tonal makeup, which makes him in part responsible for what this organ is today. The program opened with remarks by Hinsdale house organist Don Springer. He advised us that this program was not intended to be a sad affair but rather a celebration of = Jim Glass's 25 year love affair with the theatre organ and the culmination of his efforts to share that love with the creation of this fabulous organ. = The organ which plays from the console of the former Senate Theatre Kimball organ on Chicago's westside, is comprised of Kimball components as well as carefully selected components from other organ builders. It has evolved into a three manual 28 rank instrument with plans to have = it eventually play from a 5 manual console. There has been discussion lately of what is the best theatre organ. Even though this is a hybrid = organ it is one of the best existing theatre organs due to Jim's careful selection of the best of what was produced by theatre organ builders. The program also tended to be a celebration of contribution of theatre organists of the = past and present. The show was presented by an array of talent artists with = four exceptional organists and the seven member Long Grove Dixieland Band. The show opened with Dennis Scott , staff organist at the Tivoli theatre in Downers Grove, playing "Another Opening, Another Show" based on an arrangement by Tom Sheen. Between numbers he showed us a picture of = himself taken with John Muri and the late Pearl White. He recounted a phone conversation with John Muri earlier in the day with John sending his best wishes for a successful show. John who has retired to a warmer climate = just recently celebrated his 93rd birthday. Dennis continued his part of the = show with a Pearl White number from days long ago. Following Dennis at the console was Bill Tandy a former Chicago area native, who currently resides in Indiana. He shared some very peppy numbers from the 20's and 30's. He remembered Jesse = Crawford with a recreation of Jesse's first million selling recording of "Valencia"...ironically he recalled that Jesse didn't particularly like = the selection and it took 27 takes to get the final cut. Bill was followed by Don Springer who played several selections before introducing the Long Grove Dixieland Jazz Band, consisting of a piano player, trombonist, trumpet player, tuba player, clarinet player, banjo player...and the percussionist who played the washboard. The band played their opening number with solo opportunities for all the band players. The remainder of the band numbers were played with Don joining them at the organ. After the band numbers, the organ bench was taken over by Jay Warren, the staff organist at the Gateway Theatre who accompanied a sing-a-long complete with the appropriate song and = comedy anecdote slides. Jay then provided accompaniment for a one reel silent = film. Don Springer returned to play one selection while the band regrouped for = the next part of the show. Don commented that the other organists wanted to play with the band so for the remainder of the show Dennis Scott, Bill Tandy = and Don alternated at the organ with the band. The show concluded with "Five Foot Two" and during the duration of the number all three organists alternated with the band with Don ending up on the bench for the final chord.   This review certainly does not begin to capture the essence of how great this program was or how much we all enjoyed it. The future of the organ is not in danger at the present. The theatre property is to be redeveloped with a commercial store taking over the present front of the building including the theatre lobby and a portion of the auditorium. Don says it is possible a scaled down = theatre may be included in the building renovation which could provide a continued = home for the organ. . It does give us hope that this fabulous organ can = survive intact.   jch      
(back) Subject: Chicago Area Silent Movie with pipe organ accompaniment (X-POSTED) From: "jchabermaas" <opus1100@theatreorgans.com> Date: Sun, 17 Oct 1999 20:03:40 -0500   On Thursday October 28th at 7:30PM The Pickwick Theatre and The Silent Film Society of Chicago proudly present a silent classic Halloween treat "The HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME" starring LON CHANEY & Patsy Ruth Miller with Norman Kerry and Ernest Torrence. This is the original 1923 = production directed by Wallace Worsley. Live Photoplay accompaniment by JAY WARREN at the Pickwick Mighty WurliTzer pipe organ For information call: (773) 777-9438      
(back) Subject: Chicago Area Silent Movie with pipe organ accompaniment (X-POSTED) From: "jchabermaas" <opus1100@theatreorgans.com> Date: Sun, 17 Oct 1999 20:19:30 -0500   On Thursday October 28th at 7:30PM The Pickwick Theatre and The Silent Film Society of Chicago proudly present a silent classic Halloween treat "The HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME" starring LON CHANEY & Patsy Ruth Miller with Norman Kerry and Ernest Torrence. This is the original 1923 = production directed by Wallace Worsley. Live Photoplay accompaniment by JAY WARREN at the Pickwick Mighty WurliTzer pipe organ   Advanced Tickets $8..seniors and students 7$   Mail order Pickwick Theatre "Hunchback" 5 S. Prospect Ave Park Ridge, Il. 60068   or advanced tickets available at Pickwick box office   Tickets $10 day of show   Group Rates available   For additional information call: (847) 825-5800        
(back) Subject: Back From Kentucky From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Sun, 17 Oct 1999 20:23:43 -0500   Hello, Pipechatters....Am back from a VERY successful restoration on a = 3/17 Reuter in St. Francis deSales Church in Paducah,KY. Can't wait to get back into the swing of things here again.   Rick dutchorgan+AEA-svs.net        
(back) Subject: Re: Chicago Area Silent Movie with pipe organ accompaniment (X-POSTED) From: Innkawgneeto@webtv.net (N Brown) Date: Sun, 17 Oct 1999 21:28:28 -0400 (EDT)   JCHabermaas, are you quite finished? I got this 6 times.    
(back) Subject: Organ-related Cars From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Sun, 17 Oct 1999 20:33:31 -0500   I remember seeing a hood ornament of an auto manufacturer which displayed organ pipes. Can't recall the details, but the car-maker was involved in organs too. Any feed-back?   Rick dutchorgan+AEA-svs.net        
(back) Subject: Re: Organ-related Cars From: David Scribner <david@blackiris.com> Date: Sun, 17 Oct 1999 20:45:57 -0500   >I remember seeing a hood ornament of an auto manufacturer which displayed >organ pipes. Can't recall the details, but the car-maker was involved in >organs too. >Any feed-back?   Moller    
(back) Subject: Re: Chicago Area Silent Movie with pipe organ accompaniment(X-POSTED) From: "jchabermaas" <opus1100@theatreorgans.com> Date: Sun, 17 Oct 1999 20:55:34 -0500         JCHabermaas, are you quite finished? I got this 6 times.   Sorry.....the first set of postings were not supposed to be sent as they = did not have the ticket prices and theatre address and phone information....somehow got lost in the outbox and went anyway.....I assume since you got it six times you're on three lists. I try to avoid cross posting unless it is something like this program that I want to get out to as many people as possible.   jch      
(back) Subject: Another day...another concert From: Robert Horton <GEMSHORN@UKANS.EDU> Date: Sun, 17 Oct 1999 20:56:58 -0600   Dear List, This "one weekend, one concert" racket is starting to get to me. At any rate, I'm pleased to announce that I survived the following two programmes here at KU, and will now be able to resume other activities = such as electronic correspondance, classwork, nutrition, personal hygeine, etc...such is the life of a performance major.   10 October 1999, 2:30pm Gloria Yoon and Robert Horton, four-handed duet   Gustav MERKEL Sonata in D Minor Samuel WESLEY Grand Duett in C J. Christian BACH Sonata in A Major (on harpsichord) Franz LISZT/Horton Hungarian Rhapsody no.2   ....and then...   17 October 1999, 4pm "The Three TAs" in concert KU welcomes the Greater Kansas City chapter of the American Guild of Organists   Dieterich BUXTEHUDE Praeludium in F# Minor J. Sebastian BACH Allein Gott in der Hoh sei 'Ehr Libby LARSEN Tambourines (performed by Douglas O'Neill)   Jean-Adam GUILAIN Tierce en taille Louis VIERNE Naiades Marcel DUPRE Evocation (performed by Christopher Berry)   Franz LISZT Fantasy and Fugue upon "Ad nos" (performed by Robert Horton)     Attendance at both events was somewhat disappointing. The first concert was publicized wrong in the local newspaper, though we still managed to scrounge up around six or seven dozen people. The second event was more of an in-house event for the local AGO chapter, so we weren't expecting much. In addition, rumour has it that we were "boycotted" by a local (nameless) organbuilding shop and attendance came in around fifty or so. I've never been boycotted before, but it does happen to rock groups a lot...so I suppose this is a big step on the road towards returning the organ to a state of popularity as a concert instrument ;-> Toss in five masterclasses with the venerable Catharine Crozier (still sharp as a whip and tough as nails at age 86!) during the past four days, and you've got a one hell of a week. Next stop...M-C Alain on November 1-12!   Exhausted, Rob in Kansas     Robert Horton - GTA, University of Kansas http://falcon.cc.ukans.edu/~gemshorn/   "...an A&E mind in an MTV world."      
(back) Subject: Re: Back From Kentucky From: GRSCoLVR@aol.com Date: Sun, 17 Oct 1999 22:01:48 EDT   Welcome back Rick! glad to hear the organ was a success. Cheers, ---Roc