PipeChat Digest #1072 - Thursday, September 9, 1999
 
PLEASE READ Re: priestly egos
  by "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org>
Unique Hilsdon Orchestral Organ xposted
  by "STOPS" <mail@stops.org>
Re: wind pressure (sort of)
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com>
Improvising
  by <WAYNE_BURCHAM@rsausa.com>
Re: priestly erudition
  by "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: shrine kilgen
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
Re: shrine kilgen
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
RTOS Invites You as Free Guests to Sept. 17 Concert (X-posted)
  by "Ken Evans" <kevans1@rochester.rr.com>
of Sacraments and Sacrifice
  by "Bud/Burgie" <budchris@earthlink.net>
Re: priestly egos
  by "Ron Yost" <musik@tcsn.net>
Re: Anglican hymnals in use in England (X-posted)
  by "Richard Pinel" <rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk>
PLEASE READ -- Church Matters
  by "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org>
Re: priestly egos
  by "Spencer Gray King, Jr." <gking1@bellsouth.net>
Mysterious Mixtures - question about some "found" pipes
  by <JDeCaria@aol.com>
Re: Mysterious Mixtures - question about some "found" pipes
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@post.queensu.ca>
Free Hammond Concert Model in Washington State
  by <JKVDP@aol.com>
Re: Free Hammond Concert Model in Washington State
  by <prswank@impop.bellatlantic.net>
Re: Free Hammond Concert Model in Washington State
  by "Barbara Eppley" <beppley@acorn.net>
Lutheran Musicians Honored
  by <prswank@impop.bellatlantic.net>
DC organ needed
  by "Erik Johnson" <the_maitre@hotmail.com>
 


(back) Subject: PLEASE READ Re: priestly egos From: Administrator <admin@pipechat.org> Date: Thu, 9 Sep 1999 04:55:23 -0500   Folks   WE are getting a way off topic with this thread, as interesting as parts of it might be. I would suggest that it be taken to private emails. And that we get back to organs and organ music.   Thanks   David **************************************** David Scribner Co-Owner / Technical Administrator PipeChat   http://www.pipechat.org 850-478-9635 mailto:david@blackiris.com  
(back) Subject: Unique Hilsdon Orchestral Organ xposted From: "STOPS" <mail@stops.org> Date: Thu, 9 Sep 1999 11:50:08 +0100   Dear listers everywhere.   If we may crave your indulgence, we have an important announcement.   The Scottish Theatre Organ Preservation Society (STOPS) is pleased to announce the completion of the rebuilding of the console of our unique HiLSDON Orchestral Pipe Organ in our home base - the New Palace Theatre, Greenlaw, Scotland, with only some relatively minor sections of wiring to be completed.   The present console dates from 1938, and controlled a Compton = electrostatic instrument, and was used to replace the Hilsdon's own console which had become 'matchwood' in its original home, the Playhouse Theatre Edinburgh, and was subsequently beyond restoration when the organ was rmeoved in 1994. When first attached to a pipe organ, it was used to control the remains of the Hilsdon organ from the Palace Picture House, Edinburgh, in the = Edinburgh home of two of our Trustees, and was enlarged to 4 manuals at that time from the original 3.   On moving to Greenlaw and being leased to STOPS, and having the Playhouse organ subsequently donated to STOPS on the condition that it was = amalgamated with its little sister to make a lasting tribute to the work of Harry Hilsdon, the number of available stops was woefully inadequate. Ranks = were being restored and installed, with insufficient unification, compound = stops (eg flutes at 8 + 4 + 2 all on one tab on the Orchestral manual) which = made the organ both difficult to play and lacking in subtlety, and with stops frequently being placed in 'the wrong place' on the console due to lack of space.   On deciding to replace the organ's much modified and / or home built = relays with an Emutek microprocessor based system, we bit the bullet, and agreed = to enlarge the console at the same time.   A critical factor has been the decision to work within the confines of the existing carved casework, to try and retain the original overall = appearance of the console, and work to an extremely tight financial budget.   Work commenced on the 30th July 1999 by stripping down the console and disconnecting all cabling, removing the relays, and disconnecting cables from the pipework chests. The console was then totally stripped down to = its component parts and the basic frame work enlarged. The orginal end panels have been heightened sympathetically with its original design; overall the console's width has been increased by 14 inches (360mm), the depth by 7,1/2 inches (180mm), = and the height by just under 4 inches (95mm).   New top panels have been made, and a new back panel is ready for fitting once the testing has been totally finished. All 'new' timber used has = been either recycled oak, or new timber of suitable grain, all carefully = stained and polished to match the orginal polished oak. Small wood carvings have been added to the top panels to embellish the quarter panels.   The console is fitted with 4 manuals and pedals, and 2nd touch has been fitted to the Accompaniment, Great, and Pedal keyboards. There are now = 510 stops and controls, (with space for another 100 stops to allow for the eventual completion of the specification when all of the original ranks of Scotland's largest theatre organ are installed once again in the one instrument.) Playing aids include 158 thumb pistons with 12 levels of memory, 18 toe pistons (with space for a further 16), 4 swell pedals with selector panel for the 5 sets of swells, programmable multi level crescedo pedal and full organ sforzando piston (both with 4 levels), and = importantly, the music desk is still within easy reach of the player.   Without realising it, we have created the largest console in Europe, in terms of number of stops, couplers, controls, and playing aids.   Once the installation of the computerised action is complete, work will commence on installing the remainder of pipework and chests, bringing the total number of ranks under control of the console to 55, from the present 22, reinstating the organ as the largest in Scotland, and also making it = the largest theatre / orchestral organ in Europe.   The pipe chambers will provide a unique 'surround sound' experience, with separate chambers and sections of the organ both at the front and at each side of the auditorium.   We invite you to visit our website ( www.stops.org ) and view 'the latest news' for further details of this project. The full specification of the = rebuilt organ will appear on the website in the very near future.   We look forward to receiving your comments, good or bad, in the visitors book on the site.   Thank you for your patience and interest.   Larry McGuire Resident Organist - New Palace Theatre See us at www.stops.org            
(back) Subject: Re: wind pressure (sort of) From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Thu, 09 Sep 1999 06:34:45 -0500   Icorgan@aol.com wrote: > > I just had a catty little thought regarding wind pressure. Low = pressures > have been in vogue for some time now.   Not really. Back in the 1960's it was common to use low pressures of around two inches or even less in organs, on the grounds that some of the finest of the old baroque organ builders had used such pressures. In practice, though, it was found impossible to produce a decent-sounding Trumpet on less than around 2.2/4", and furthermore that thin pipework on low pressures could not produce enough volume for modern needs and stay in regulation -- modern organs needing to be a lot louder than the old baroque ones. While I don't think many people are advocating a return to the wind pressures of the early part of the century, where six or seven inches were normal and one might even find strings on fifteen inches, medium pressures of three or four inches, rather than low ones are, I would say, the norm today.   John Speller, St. Louis, Mo.  
(back) Subject: Improvising From: WAYNE_BURCHAM@rsausa.com Date: Thu, 9 Sep 1999 08:03:04 -0400       I deleted the posting unintentionally, but someone in NYC was asking about improvising on one's birthday. Back in the 70's in my Minneapolis days, = on more than one occasion, I improvised on "Get Me To the Church On Time" as the = start time of the wedding got later and later. The Cantus was very florid and I = don't think that most people "got it" but I felt a lot better. One Easter = Sunday I improvised, after the Communion Hymn since more time was needed, on "Here = Comes Peter Cottontail." Only one choir member "got it." Again, the Cantus was = very florid in an Orgelbuchlein style. Ah, the follies of our youth.   Wayne Burcham NYC & Milford, PA      
(back) Subject: Re: priestly erudition From: "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 09 Sep 1999 09:22:42 -0400   Joseph deCaria notes:   > As for laymen knowing more about the liturgy than the > clergy, this is NOT possible.   I'd like to think that you're right about that, but I have occasion more often than weekly, to observe the opposite--and the priests involved in = the comparison are not stupid, either.   In this city, even His Eminence the Cardinal Archbishop knows less "about the liturgy" than many a well-educated layperson in his service as well as outside it. I know at least one Lutheran (!) layperson who knows the liturgy better than he does. And His Eminence is not an ignorant person.   Alan Freed, St. Luke's Church, Manhattan      
(back) Subject: Re: shrine kilgen From: ScottFop@aol.com Date: Thu, 9 Sep 1999 10:08:45 EDT   In a message dated 9/8/99 9:48:37 PM Eastern Daylight Time, david@blackiris.com writes:   <<BUT since this is an instrument that is in a church, and from what I = gather a church that uses it quite a lot, then it is foolish to keep some outdated equipment such as the old Kilgen relay for the purposes of keeping everything original. From what I gather there are several different organists that play it on a regular basis. At least with this new system they can each have their own set of combinations. Indeed- there are three official staff organists (less one presently due = to a search for a new full-time assistant.) But there is myself, the assistant when he or she is hired and the second assistant organist. Add to that = list guest recitalists for the vespers and recital series on the four Sundays = of Advent and on Palm Sunday and other special functions we have throughout = the year, plus private organ students and, of course, Tom Hazleton who has his =   own memory levels.       And really what matters here? the mechanical end or the tonal end? As Scott has said the TONAL side of the instrument is original or very close to it except for a couple of ranks that have been tampered with. Isn't this what an instrument is all about?   At least to us here at the Shrine, in a word- yes. Scott  
(back) Subject: Re: shrine kilgen From: ScottFop@aol.com Date: Thu, 9 Sep 1999 10:23:22 EDT   In a message dated 9/8/99 9:35:13 PM Eastern Daylight Time, desertbob@rglobal.net writes:   << As IF anyone would WANT to keep original Kilgen relays! They were dogs = of the most dubious pedigree, and Scott & Co.'s decision to replace both = them and the megasized expression engines were both solid decisions and wise investments.   Please remember that the relays and combination action were decided on and =   executed three years prior to by even being hired at the National Shrine.       I'm quite sure most any organ servicer and/or builder (and player, for that matter!) who has experience with Kilgens would agree wholeheartedly. What COUNTS is the SOUND...not some technologically obsolete failure of electrical equipment that is bound to cause further trouble in the near future.   We replaced the expression engines with Peterson (this was my idea) = because the original Kilgen engines A) only opened a MAXIMUM of 6065 degrees even when adjusted and fully = opened B) were only twelve stages and the Petersons are 16   Considering that the ENTIRE organ is under expression this was the logical =   choice musically and mechanically. Also, the removal of those old Kilgen swell engines also gave us, for the first time since installation in 1933, =   VALUABLE chamber access room that was sorely needed. If any of you have = ever been in these chambers- you know that there are 80 ranks in the main = chambers upstairs where there is room for about 60. Even with releathering the original expression engines they blew apart and blew apart due to the = sheer use of the instrument.       Kilgen relays were as slow as they came, and questionably reliable at best!   I never played the Kilgen on any of the old relays, but rumor had it that = you could play a tune from the console, walk out into the middle of Woodward Avenue, walk north for two miles and then you would hear your tune begin = on the organ. <giggle>.   Scott Foppiano  
(back) Subject: RTOS Invites You as Free Guests to Sept. 17 Concert (X-posted) From: "Ken Evans" <kevans1@rochester.rr.com> Date: Thu, 9 Sep 1999 11:24:33 -0400   Once a year the Rochester Theater Organ Society provides FREE admission to an evening of great theater pipe organ entertainment. This year's event is on Friday, September 17 at 8 p.m. English-born Don Thompson, currently = from California, is the featured artist. Don is no stranger to our Auditorium Center Wurlitzer 4/22 and to our Rochester audiences. This will be his eighth performance for RTOS!   Why do we have a FREE invitational concert each year. It is simple -- a sizeable percentage of our guests can't resist joining RTOS to extend = their enjoyment of wonderful music in our remaining season performances by world-acclaimed theater organists. We hope that you will accept our invitation and that you will enjoy this wonderful evening of musical entertainment. Just show up on the evening of the concert and come on in. The 2574-seat theater doors will open at 7:15 p.m.   Driving directions and more information is on our website at: http://theatreorgans.com/rochestr/ . You may request more information by sending me an e-mail.   Regards, Ken Evans, RTOS Director    
(back) Subject: of Sacraments and Sacrifice From: Bud/Burgie <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 09 Sep 1999 08:58:13 -0700       JDeCaria@aol.com wrote:   > Bud: > Thanks forthe comprehensive reply to my email.   (much snippage)   Bud mentions his Anglican 'priest' bringing communion to him in the hospital. It would, perhaps, bemore fitting for the Anglican Eucharist to be distributed be laypeople, because it is, in it's very nature, not deemed "sacred", that is, it is not the physical presence of Jesus Christ - there is no transubstantiation acknowledged nor conferred, even if acknowledged.   (Bud replies)   "As the Church of Jerusalem, Alexandria, and Antioch, have erred; so also = the Church of Rome hath erred, not only in their living and manner of = Ceremonies, but also in Matters of Faith.   (XIX Article of Religion, Book of Common Prayer, 1928)   "The Supper of the Lord is not only a sign of the love that Christians = ought to have among themselves one to another; but rather it is a Sacrament of out Redemption by Christ's death: insomuch that to such as rightly, worthily, = and with faith, receive the same, the Bread which we break is a partaking of = the Body of Christ; and likewise the Cup of Blessing is a partaking of the Blood of Christ.   Transubstantiation (or the change of the substance of Bread and Wine) in = the Supper of the Lord, cannot be proved by Holy Writ; but is repugnant to the = plain words of Scripture, overthroweth the nature of a Sacrament, and hath given occasion to many superstitions.   The Body of Christ is given, taken, and eaten, in the Supper, only after = an heavenly and spiritual manner. And the mean whereby the Body of Christ is received and eaten in the Supper, is Faith."   (XXVI Article of Religion, The Book of Common Prayer, 1928)   "Q - Why was the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper ordained? A - For the continual remembrance of the sacrifice of the death of Christ, = and of the benefits which we receive thereby.   Q - What is the outward part of sign of the Lord's Supper? A - Bread and Wine, which the Lord hath commanded to be received.   Q - What is the inward part, or thing signified? A - The Body and Blood of Christ, which are spiritually taken and received = by the faithful in the Lord's Supper.   Q - What are the benefits whereof we are partakers thereby? A - The strengthening and refreshing of our souls by the Body and Blood of Christ, as our bodies are by the Bread and Wine."   (The Catechism, Book of Common Prayer, 1928)   "The Offering of Christ once made is that perfect redemption, = propitiation, and satisfaction, for all the sins of the whole world, both original and = actual; and there is none other satisfaction for sin, but that alone. Wherefore the sacrifices of Masses, in the wich it was commonly said, that the Priest = did offer Christ for the quick and the dead, to have remission of pain or guilt, = were blasphemous fables, and dangerous deceits."   (XXXI Article of Religion, Book of Common Prayer, 1928)   (Bishop): "Receive the Holy Ghost for the Office and Work of a Priest in = the Church of God, now committed unto thee by the Imposition of our hands. = Whose sins thou dost forgive, they are forgiven; and whose sins thou dost retain, = they are retained. And be thou a faithful Dispenser of the Word of God, and of his = holy Sacraments; In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy = Ghost. Amen."   (The Ordering of Priests, Book of Common Prayer, 1928)   And beyond that, dear friends, I think we should take this off-line, as it toucheth not the nature of pipe organs, or them that be called to play = upon them (grin).   Cheers,   Bud    
(back) Subject: Re: priestly egos From: Ron Yost <musik@tcsn.net> Date: Thu, 09 Sep 1999 09:00:06 -0700     > >Get back to organs. Religion makes me sick.   Doesn't it tho, Bob. :-) When the Catholic religion supports its devoted followers in the 'third-world' (which wouldn't BE third-world without the collaboration of the church keeping the peasants 'happy' for the benefit of the tinhorn dictators the past few centuries), maybe the whole thing would be worth thinking about.   Birth control?? Naaaa .. bad idea, also. Earth calling Rome!! Your followers are starving to death while you live in luxury.   This really sucks .. back to music, please. Ron Yost, Paso Robles, Calif.    
(back) Subject: Re: Anglican hymnals in use in England (X-posted) From: "Richard Pinel" <rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk> Date: Wed, 8 Sep 1999 21:58:45 +0100   >high churches - English Hymnal, Songs of Sion >collegiate churches - English Hymnal, Songs of Sion >most churches - A & M or A & M Revised >evangelical churches - Songs of Praise     Obviously I don't know all, but our church is high church. Our A&M Revised was been replaced with The New English Hymnal (probably the same as the English Hymnal) about 5 years ago. This is used in most Cathedrals I = think. There is "Mission Praise" which is the happy clappy stuff. There is an in the middle one called "Rejoice and Sing" which has many famous tunes with new words, there is also BBC Sings of Praise (they use it for a TV series which goes round churches and has a massive hymn sing on TV!).   There is also A&M New Standard, and a supplement to the New English Hymnal which has happy clappy stuff (the name of it escapes me).   Richard      
(back) Subject: PLEASE READ -- Church Matters From: Administrator <admin@pipechat.org> Date: Thu, 09 Sep 1999 10:10:39 -0700   Hi everyone,   David has already asked the list to cease discussion on the "Priestly = ego," "Communion" and "Catholic" threads.   Please respect our wishes, as list owners, that these topics DO NOT relate to anything about Pipe/Digital/Electronic organs in any way whatsoever. And they are not appropriate for discussion on this list.   Thanks,   Pete!   Dr. Peter Pocock Co-Owner, PipeChat        
(back) Subject: Re: priestly egos From: "Spencer Gray King, Jr." <gking1@bellsouth.net> Date: Thu, 09 Sep 1999 13:41:02 -0400   Amen - first of all, until you can give me scripture to support all those = catholic claims, then forget it. I'm with Bob....this is a pipe chat area, not = necessarily about wind pressure from rear ends of those in pulpits claiming to be the = only ones that may divide scripture rightly. Get real. I suppose they also = would have us still believe that we are uneducated, can't read English, Spanish, = German, or LATIN (remember that one). Aarrggghhhh! Anger !!!!!!!   Gray King Winston-Salem, NC - PS - Go Bud, Go Bud, Go Bud, Go Bud, Yo Cuero Bud, = Eh????? hhehheehehahheaahehehahhehaheh LOL   Bob Scarborough wrote:   > >All I will give here are general statistics. Traditionalist seminaries = in > >North America are bursting at the seams. Liberal, diocesan seminaries = are > >empty.<snip> > > ...mainly since the pollack in Rome won't support them at all. > > >Conservative religious orders are having to refuse applicants for want > >of space and formation programs, while liberal diocesan and religious = orders > >cannot recruit enough priests to have a novitiate program every year. > > So, I take it the Jesuits are outta business? > > >There is NO shortage of vocations, in fact, there are more than ever > before in >this century. What we do have is a shortage of places to = realize > the types > >vocations that God is sending us. It seems He's not giving us too many > >liberal celibates. > > What're they doing...sending headhunters to Southern Baptist churches = these > days? > > I gave up on the Catholic church years ago. It's just a = political/financial > behemoth, like any other nation. Doctrine/dogma changes with the = political > winds and fads. Paper infallibility? Pius XII collaborating with > Hitler...the pollack turning a deaf ear to the American labor movement, > completely disregarding Pius X's encyclical. I got yer papal = infallability > RIGHT HERE! > > Get back to organs. Religion makes me sick. > > DeserTBoB > > "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: Mysterious Mixtures - question about some "found" pipes From: JDeCaria@aol.com Date: Thu, 9 Sep 1999 14:26:28 EDT   i was recently working in a church and found a "box" of organ pipes. = there are 107 pipes, of tin, and they look very new. most have no note markings. = I have tried to put them in order by length, and have found that there are groups of pipes that appear to be of the same pitch. this leads me to = believe that they may comprise a mixture.   I have no idea how to sort them out, or how to determine whether or not = they are in fact a mixture. the largest pipe is about 21", and though not = tuned, appeard to sound a "d" and all are of principal tone. I don't want to = throw them away... they look very new, but no one seems to know where they came from.   Any ideas?   Joseph DeCaria, Toronto  
(back) Subject: Re: Mysterious Mixtures - question about some "found" pipes From: Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca> Date: Thu, 09 Sep 1999 14:35:12 -0400   You know what? I reckon that they were the ones left over from a past repair job!   i have done the same thing when i have tried to repair a watch, - there always seems to be some parts left over when it is done!   Bob Conway   At 02:26 PM 1999-09-09 EDT, you wrote: >i was recently working in a church and found a "box" of organ pipes. = there >are 107 pipes, of tin, and they look very new. most have no note = markings. I >have tried to put them in order by length, and have found that there are >groups of pipes that appear to be of the same pitch. this leads me to believe >that they may comprise a mixture. > >I have no idea how to sort them out, or how to determine whether or not = they >are in fact a mixture. the largest pipe is about 21", and though not = tuned, >appeard to sound a "d" and all are of principal tone. I don't want to = throw >them away... they look very new, but no one seems to know where they came =   >from. > >Any ideas? > >Joseph DeCaria, >Toronto > >"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 > > ON A REPAIR SHOP DOOR: We can repair anything.   (Please knock hard on the door - the bell doesn't work)      
(back) Subject: Free Hammond Concert Model in Washington State From: JKVDP@aol.com Date: Thu, 9 Sep 1999 18:53:12 EDT   A relative has available free of charge a working Hammond Concert Model = with two Hammond cabinets (the 32' pedal module does not operate). You must pick-up yourself near Bellingham Washington. E-mail me privately for more info. Jerry in Seattle  
(back) Subject: Re: Free Hammond Concert Model in Washington State From: prswank@impop.bellatlantic.net Date: Thu, 09 Sep 1999 19:33:51 -0400   Jerry in Seattle Dag-Nab-It!! Why doesn't anybody around here give anything away? It is very good that someone cares enough about a musical instrument to = see that it is put to use by someone else (even if it is a Hammond).   JKVDP@aol.com wrote:   > A relative has available free of charge a working Hammond Concert Model = with > two Hammond cabinets (the 32' pedal module does not operate). You must > pick-up yourself near Bellingham Washington. > E-mail me privately for more info. > Jerry in Seattle > > "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: Free Hammond Concert Model in Washington State From: Barbara Eppley <beppley@acorn.net> Date: Thu, 9 Sep 99 19:49:04 EDT   I have one of those myself, for a home practice instrument. Full pedal board, and with 3 1/2 teenagers in the house, I had better be able to practice at home.!! Bless whomever takes it. They sound ok.     x-- The Eppley Family beppley@acorn.net lilkate06@aol.com blondi4692@aol.com Yrexlncy@aol.com Happy Comminicating!                                       q   x                                 The Eppley's: beppley@acorn.net,lilkate06@aol.com,blondi4692@aol.com,Yrexlncy@aol.com, smtp:eppleyg@bemis.com    
(back) Subject: Lutheran Musicians Honored From: prswank@impop.bellatlantic.net Date: Thu, 09 Sep 1999 20:39:36 -0400   Hey group, The Luther Institute of Washington, DC has chosen 1999 as the year "to recognize a few individuals and organizations who have made and are making major contributions to Lutheran Church music."   The Institute will present the 1999 Wittenberg Awards to Dr. Timothy Albrecht of Emory Univ.; Rev. Robert Bergt, director of The American Kantorei; Egil Hovland, organist, Fredrikstaf, Norway; Dr. Weston Noble, director of the Nordic Choir, and Dr. Carl Schalk of Concordia College. These are eminent composers, organists, music professors, and choral directors. They will receive their awards at a concert at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Washington, DC. on October 23. The concert will feature Albrecht and Hovland at the organ and the American Kantorei.   It is good to see fellow organists and church musicians honored, and the importance of church music to the Lutheran Church. The news release is at <http://listserv.elca.org/scripts/wa.exe?A2=3Dind9909&L=3Delcanews&D=3D1&H= =3D1&O=3DD&F=3D&S=3D&P=3D898>   When more information on the concert is available, I will post it here. Paul R. Swank Organist/Choirmaster (Retired) Christ Lutheran Church-LCMS Dundalk, MD    
(back) Subject: DC organ needed From: "Erik Johnson" <the_maitre@hotmail.com> Date: Thu, 09 Sep 1999 21:01:04 EDT   Greetings,   I am asking this question for a student of mine who is attending his first =   year of college at Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. He is composing several organ pieces but is not an organ major there. I am =   also understanding that only organ majors are allowed use of the = Univeristys organs. Does any one of our list members have an instument in a church in the D.C. =   area where he might be able to practice and work out his compositions? If so, please e-mail me privatly so I can give you his e-mail at CUA. Thank you for your help!   All the Best, The Maitre   ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com