PipeChat Digest #1715 - Wednesday, December 20, 2000
 
Re: NYC people
  by "Stanley E Yoder" <syoder+@andrew.cmu.edu>
Re: NYC people
  by <ahremsen40@aol.com>
(no subject)
  by <ahremsen40@aol.com>
Re: origin of Silent Night
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
Re: Christmas Carol
  by <Steskinner@aol.com>
Re: NYC people
  by <DrCorgcomp@aol.com>
Re: Christmas Carol
  by "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu>
Question?
  by "Stu Ballinger" <wa2bss@vh.net>
St. Mary-the-Virgin NYC
  by <quilisma@earthlink.net>
The Mouse Got A Bad Rap
  by "George Lawn" <sandlawn@bayou.com>
Re: Christmas Carol
  by "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu>
RE: St. Mary-the-Virgin NYC
  by "Randy Terry" <randyterry@laumc.org>
Re: origin of Silent Night
  by "WDBabcock" <WDBabcock@email.msn.com>
Re: origin of Silent Night
  by "WDBabcock" <WDBabcock@email.msn.com>
Re: origin of Silent Night
  by <Posthorn8@aol.com>
Bach
  by "Ed Brown" <edbroorg@webtv.net>
Re: In Love with A Casavant problem!!
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Fw: origin of Silent Night
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: Hendrickson Organ Website (X-Post)
  by "Noel Jones, A.A.G.O." <gedeckt@usit.net>
A/S at Groton
  by "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com>
Re:DesertBob your constituency calleth!
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
New organ in Washington DC
  by "John  M. Doney" <jdoney@email.msn.com>
Re: Trinity College Skinner
  by "John  M. Doney" <jdoney@email.msn.com>
Re: X-post: A Casavant problem!!
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: X-post: A Casavant problem!!
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Hendrickson Organ Website (X-Post)
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: NYC people
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: In Love with A Casavant problem!!
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: X-post: A Casavant problem!!
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Re: origin of Silent Night
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
Re: origin of Silent Night
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
Re: origin of Silent Night
  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <organist@total.net>
Re: X-post: A Casavant problem!!
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
Re: NYC people
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
Re: NYC people
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
St. Mary-the-Virgin, NYC
  by <quilisma@earthlink.net>
 

(back) Subject: Re: NYC people From: "Stanley E Yoder" <syoder+@andrew.cmu.edu> Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2000 17:10:24 -0500 (EST)   Re Ernest White and SMV organ: Excerpts from mail: 19-Dec-100 Re: NYC people by ahremsen40@aol.com > And greatly altered the organ Stan. Had mixtures and Diapasons = revoiced, > damn thing screamed like a train whistle! Never heard anything so loud = or so > ugly. Been restored to original power.   Not surprised. Ernie was eccentric in a profession of eccentrics :-)   Stan Yoder Pittsburgh  
(back) Subject: Re: NYC people From: <ahremsen40@aol.com> Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2000 17:16:55 EST   Bruce,   The original spec. was nothing like you see now. The organ was greatly altered by ernest White who had all the mixtures goosed wide open. God = were they ugly. Have been restored to original power. White even took the Diapason off the Great, the 8' foundation was the Harmonic flute. It as unbeleiveable! Only got away with it because of the acoustic in that building. It was altered again by the organist in the early 60's whose = name I can't remember. Took 4 of the most beautiful strings I ever heard and had =   them cut down and made into mutations and a 1'. I hope you and the beagles =   are well.   Best Allan  
(back) Subject: (no subject) From: <ahremsen40@aol.com> Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2000 18:06:31 EST   Sorry Folks,   Thought I was fowarding to Stan Yoder and Bruce Cornely! At any rate the = AS at St. Mary the Virgin was altered by Ernest White and the music director = in the early 60's whose name I don't remember. It was overly loud, and VERY aggressive. Larry Trupiano has restored the organ to it's original = voicing and power, at least as much as possible.   Best, Allan  
(back) Subject: Re: origin of Silent Night From: <DRAWKNOB@aol.com> Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2000 18:24:28 EST   In a message dated 12/19/00 2:49:31 PM Central Standard Time, Posthorn8@aol.com writes:   << You are one twisted sister....... >>   I'll take that as a compliment!    
(back) Subject: Re: Christmas Carol From: <Steskinner@aol.com> Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2000 18:25:23 EST   In a message dated 12/18/00 1:28:18 PM Dateline Standard Time, runyonr@muohio.edu writes:   << A likely story. Randy Runyon organist, Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati runyonr@muohio.edu >>   Randy, Forgive this exceedingly maudlin post, but the more I read your thoughts = and see the kind of things you play, the more I'd like to know you. I am insanely jealous that you have a "real" job, but I digress. Happy holidays to you and yours!   Steven Skinner Minister of Music First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant Erie, PA  
(back) Subject: Re: NYC people From: <DrCorgcomp@aol.com> Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2000 18:53:12 EST   Re the organ of the Church of St Mary the Virgin, NYC: , Sorry, IMHO, = based upon a rather extensive study of Donald Harrison's work, and of this particular instrument,(and as well AEolian-Skinner styles and periods of voicing and finishing,) this instrument no longer represents his work. = The organ in this church has many lovely voices, especially effective in the flattering acoustic, but the organ has been so extensively revoiced and refinished over many different periods (most significantly in the last go-round), that it is not representative in its ensemble of a Donald = Harrison organ.It is not alone in this regard. C. Callahan    
(back) Subject: Re: Christmas Carol From: "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu> Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2000 19:19:59 -0500   Ron Severin writes:   >I don't know about the *authenticity* of the San Fernando Valley Folklore >Society, or their *official stand* on the 12 days of Christmas. It is = listed >by the Catholic Church in a book of official Sacramentals obtainable in >any Catholic book store. The book contains, rosery chapulets, ceremonies >for home use, including the 12 days of Christmas, and a good amount of >documentation to back it up. > >You may wish to go on believing a so called SFVFS or read the truth. I = didn't >know that the SFVFS was such an authority on Catholic practices and >ceremonies. Too many Valley girls on staff no doubt!   Chill, dude. The SFVFS doesn't debunk the twelve days of Christmas but = the internet legend, or urban myth if you will, of the origin of the song of the same name.     Randy Runyon organist, Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati runyonr@muohio.edu      
(back) Subject: Question? From: "Stu Ballinger" <wa2bss@vh.net> Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2000 19:56:48 -0500   Was wondering if "Pipechat" has a Button like "Piporg-L"? The reason I = ask is so I can associate faces w/ usernames, ( IE Conventions, & Memorial = Services, & Recitials)! Thank's,.Stu Ballinger!   ( 1995 OHS EPB Fellow!)  
(back) Subject: St. Mary-the-Virgin NYC From: <quilisma@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2000 16:59:42 -0800   McNeil Robinson scrounged the pipes from SMV's sister organ at Trinity College, Hartford to replace some of the Ernest White horrors ... while he was on vacation, the Rector tossed "all that junk out of the parish hall".   I see that his hoped-for Orgue de Choeur division is prepared for on the new console ... there's a large Jardine chest in a large chamber behind that little swallow's nest of pipes WAY up on the Epistle side of the sanctuary ... the Jardine pipes were removed when the E.M. Skinner was installed ... I don't know if any Jardine pipes remain in the gallery organ ... but the chest and the spacious chamber is still there, although I understand the tonal egresss is poor.   Presently there's also a refurbished three-manual Holtkamp console down front that controls most of the gallery organ ... the choir has made the trip from gallery to chancel to gallery a couple of times recently, evidently.   A KAZOO would sound good in THOSE acoustics (grin).   Cheers,   Bud        
(back) Subject: The Mouse Got A Bad Rap From: "George Lawn" <sandlawn@bayou.com> Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2000 19:15:24 -0600   To set the matter straight, it was not the fault of the mouse that the = organ at Franz Gruber's church failed on Christmas Eve .... the poor little church = mouse was so proud of that organ that he had been sacrificing his precious bits = of cheese to plug holes in the bellows and anywhere else he found a problem = .... he got the blame dispite his hard work .... at least he saved the manuscript = after the service ... for many years, in fact, Stille Nacht was attributed to = him ... this famous mouse is finally remembered by his real name .... A. Nonny = Mouse.   Sand (in a wonderful, forgiving Christmas mood, finally)        
(back) Subject: Re: Christmas Carol From: "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu> Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2000 20:36:42 -0500     >Randy, >Forgive this exceedingly maudlin post, but the more I read your thoughts = and >see the kind of things you play, the more I'd like to know you. I am >insanely jealous that you have a "real" job, but I digress. >Happy holidays to you and yours! > >Steven Skinner >Minister of Music >First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant >Erie, PA > Thanks very much, Steven. My "real" job is teaching French at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio (which appears on my signature line sometimes; = I guess you noticed it). Academic tenure makes for steadier employment than church work--the pastor who was at my church when I began playing there a year ago is now a bank teller in another state, studying for his realtor's license. Not his choice.   Maybe we'll run into each other sometime; hope so.   Best wishes for a wonderful Christmas season!   Randy Runyon organist, Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati runyonr@muohio.edu      
(back) Subject: RE: St. Mary-the-Virgin NYC From: "Randy Terry" <randyterry@laumc.org> Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2000 17:41:26 -0800   The Trinity College A/S must be scattered all over the country. The Cathedral Church of the Advent in Birmingham, Alabama aquired a handful of ranks from that organ in the early 80's, maybe, in addition to the large 4 manual 1930 EMS organ from Alabama College. In 1987-88 Angerstien/Moller created a new 100 rank instrument that included about 55% of its pipes = from these organs as well as the former large Austin originally in the = Cathedral. Rather than sticking in vintage ranks as an add-on the whole thing is conceived as a "unit." A fine installation which suffers from being too large with many stacked divisions so there is some tuning chaos now and then. Fun.   Still, I've often wondered about the Trinity College Skinner? It is often mentioned as a hallmark instrument for Harrison. Those of you who know - was it a dud? I have learned that a Skinner or Aeolian-Skinner nameplate does not gaurantee a fabulous installation, but I believe in saving the = good ones!   Randy   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of McNeil Robinson scrounged the pipes from SMV's sister organ at Trinity College, Hartford to replace some of the Ernest White horrors ... while he was on vacation, the Rector tossed "all that junk out of the parish hall". Presently there's also a refurbished three-manual Holtkamp console down front that controls most of the gallery organ ... the choir has made the trip from gallery to chancel to gallery a couple of times recently, evidently.    
(back) Subject: Re: origin of Silent Night From: "WDBabcock" <WDBabcock@email.msn.com> Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2000 19:28:08 -0600   Doesn't she always! ;-) William D. "Bill" Babcock WDBabcock@msn.com wbabcock@lansing.lib.il.us My goal is to be the person my dog thinks I am. ----- Original Message ----- From: <DRAWKNOB@aol.com> To: <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Tuesday, December 19, 2000 9:56 AM Subject: Re: origin of Silent Night     > In a message dated 12/18/00 7:58:04 PM Central Standard Time, > organist@total.net writes: > > << I'm watching The Joy Of Music right now, and Diane >> > > Was she wearing leiderhosen and patent leather shoes with sequin > embellishments per chance? > > 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: origin of Silent Night From: "WDBabcock" <WDBabcock@email.msn.com> Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2000 19:47:25 -0600   If the old dear doesn't stop teasing her hair its going to bite her. ;-) William D. "Bill" Babcock WDBabcock@msn.com wbabcock@lansing.lib.il.us My goal is to be the person my dog thinks I am. ----- Original Message ----- From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> To: "'PipeChat'" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Tuesday, December 19, 2000 12:47 PM Subject: RE: origin of Silent Night     > Dishing Bish...I love it. Do others normally incorrectly pronounce her last > name as do I often...very often. > > > -----Original Message----- > > From: Stanley E Yoder [mailto:syoder+@andrew.cmu.edu] > > Sent: Tuesday, December 19, 2000 1:44 PM > > To: PipeChat > > Subject: Re: origin of Silent Night > > > > > > Excerpts from mail: 19-Dec-100 Re: origin of Silent Night by > > DRAWKNOB@aol.com > > > Was she wearing leiderhosen and patent leather shoes with sequin > > > embellishments per chance? > > > > Well, the episode I saw yesterday here in Pittsboigh was from > > Oberamergau, and she was wearing a black coat and black tyrolean hat, > > mit feather. This tape is from her double-chin period. > > Stan Yoder > > Pittsburgh > > > > "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 > >        
(back) Subject: Re: origin of Silent Night From: <Posthorn8@aol.com> Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2000 21:01:26 EST   In a message dated 12/19/00 6:25:29 PM Eastern Standard Time, DRAWKNOB@aol.com writes:   << << You are one twisted sister....... >> I'll take that as a compliment! >>   It was meant as one......hehehehehe   Tim  
(back) Subject: Bach From: "Ed Brown" <edbroorg@webtv.net> Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2000 21:04:06 -0500 (EST)   There is all Bach programming 24 hours daily until Dec 28 on radio station WKCR-FM 89.9FM New York City area.. The works are done in chronological order. (250 hours total) www.wkcr .org   Ed Brown    
(back) Subject: Re: In Love with A Casavant problem!! From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2000 21:08:34 EST   Hey Bruce:   The organ tuner's ploy all along, he knew you'd just love the organ and overlook some of the little defects. Do what I do, the next time the tech. is in town be there asking questions and learning how to fix these Casavant things. Now, if we're honest he probably has to drive a long distance. Florida you must admit is a big place. In order to stay in business, he has to process several calls like yours in that area to make it economically feasable. Otherwise the bill would be so big just for that one adjustment. There aren't that many qualified people out there to be there at a moment's notice. I'm sure he hasn't been toasting his toes by the fire all this time, give the guy some slack.   This is releathering time, just after the Christmas tuning rush. There's probably some poor organist doing without his entire great division while it's being worked on. If my guess is right your tuner is probably responsible for 400-600 pipe organs in Florida.   By the way, I hope the concert went well, and that one and all enjoyed your playing. Reading between the lines, I gather that they did. Look on the bright side, the pressure is off now and the job is done. The average pew warmer wouldn't know the difference if the Principal 8' played or not.   Sometimes I'm not happy with the way I played a certain piece of music, you guessed it, that's the one they liked the best. It must be the *Elvis* syndrome, because I for a moment became one of them! <G> Go Figure! They must have heard something I didn't, and I'll take it anyway I can get it!   Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!   Ron Severin  
(back) Subject: Fw: origin of Silent Night From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2000 21:10:11 -0500   Oh, great!! Blame it on the poor mouse! <G>   Rick     ----- Original Message ----- From: Rebekah Ingram <rringram@syr.edu> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Monday, December 18, 2000 9:56 PM Subject: Re: origin of Silent Night     > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: <SProt82850@cs.com> > To: <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Sent: Monday, December 18, 2000 9:24 PM > Subject: Re: origin of Silent Night > > > > "Gruber went to work, and wrote the music for Mohr's poem (Stille = Nacht) > on > > December 24th, 1818. In the morning, Gruber discovered the organ at = the > > church wasn't working, so > > Mice had eaten out the leather, I believe. > > -Rebekah > > > "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: Hendrickson Organ Website (X-Post) From: "Noel Jones, A.A.G.O." <gedeckt@usit.net> Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2000 16:55:38 -0500   Paul nice site! Congratulations!   I couldn't get on the first time, then I followed your instructions and got on the second time with no problem.     -- Noel Jones, AAGO ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Moderator, rodgersorgan@egroups.com www.frogmusic.com/rodgersorgan.html  
(back) Subject: A/S at Groton From: "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com> Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2000 21:18:41 -0500   Hello, the Groton MA Aeolian-Skinner is the Groton School St. John's = Chapel organ, 1935 Opus 936, not St. Paul's School. There is a St. Paul's School in Concord New Hampshire which also has an Aeolian-Skinner, that one is 1930 Opus 825. My personal favorite is the one in Girard College Chapel, Philadelphia PA, 1931 Opus 872. Judy Ollikkala  
(back) Subject: Re:DesertBob your constituency calleth! From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2000 21:39:51 EST   Dear Bob:   Alan B. misses your adroit comments and posts, and frankly i do too!   Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!   Ron Severin  
(back) Subject: New organ in Washington DC From: "John M. Doney" <jdoney@email.msn.com> Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2000 21:41:20 -0000   Just visited a site where they are installing a new Letourneau organ. = Great pictures, specifications, good drool material. To get all the pictures I had to use the refresh button several times/   www.Ascensionandsaintagnes.org          
(back) Subject: Re: Trinity College Skinner From: "John M. Doney" <jdoney@email.msn.com> Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2000 21:48:15 -0000   I knew the Skinner at Trinity College Chapel - not well, but heard it several times and played it once. It seemed to be more EM Skinner than = GDH. Of course the gothic chapel and acoustics made it sound wonderful and Clarence Watters really enjoyed it. I have some tapes of his playing on that instrument. Because of damage from water and steam pipes, it wasn't able to be restored. With Watters breathing over their shoulders, Austin went into a Cavaille-Coll mode for the new organ which is quite = successful. John        
(back) Subject: Re: X-post: A Casavant problem!! From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2000 23:47:31 EST   In a message dated 12/19/00 6:47:29 PM !!!First Boot!!!, RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org writes:   << Oh, now I understand. You have no rights, as it were. >>   Yup! The story of my life!! ;-)   Bruce ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ Visit Howling Acres at Ourworld.cs.com/Brucon502  
(back) Subject: Re: X-post: A Casavant problem!! From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2000 00:11:35 EST   In a message dated 12/19/00 9:47:04 PM !!!First Boot!!!, TRACKELECT@cs.com =   writes:   << Here is a novel approach; Why doesn't someone call up this service guy = and just flat out tell him that he has a bad reputation and ask him why he = has not fixed this seemingly minor problem.>>   Duh. First of all, I don't have the authority to do this. Secondly, I've =   dealt with him before, and as long as he as work, I don't think it bothers =   him what we lowly stupid organists think.     << I service several organs that have unrepaired problems that might seem =   minor but actually require several hours or more to repair. I have = notified the church authorities of them and they have either opted to leave them or wait until the organ is rebuilt. This is how good organmen can get a bad rep. >>   In talking with the music director, it seems that the tech has been unable = to diagnose this problem or a mysterious problem with the combination action going "in and out". I couldn't figure out what was meant by this, and can =   understand how the tech might be confused. However, the problem with the Principal is very obvious.       Speaking of Desertbob.... i lost his address when my hard drive softened = (!); if someone will send it to me I'll see if I can shake his cactus. = Thanque!     Bruce ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ Visit Howling Acres at Ourworld.cs.com/Brucon502  
(back) Subject: Re: Hendrickson Organ Website (X-Post) From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2000 00:17:15 EST   In a message dated 12/19/00 9:48:42 PM !!!First Boot!!!, soulek@frontiernet.net writes:   << http://www.HendricksonOrgan.com >>   Well done, Paul. This is a very nice, easily navigable page . Congratz.   Bruce ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ Visit Howling Acres at Ourworld.cs.com/Brucon502  
(back) Subject: Re: NYC people From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2000 00:21:16 EST   Thanks for your note. I'm glad the organ has been returned to its former beauty. Too bad their stuck with such a rector! I hope it and the music =   program survive.   The beagles and I are fine. Well, I assume they're fine... what with all =   the snoring coming from the couch!!   Bruce ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ Visit Howling Acres at Ourworld.cs.com/Brucon502  
(back) Subject: Re: In Love with A Casavant problem!! From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2000 00:47:47 EST   In a message dated 12/20/00 2:09:11 AM !!!First Boot!!!, = RonSeverin@aol.com writes:   << The organ tuner's ploy all along, he knew you'd just love the organ and overlook some of the little defects. Do what I do, the next time the = tech. is in town be there asking questions and learning how to fix these Casavant things. Now, if we're honest he probably has to drive a long distance. Florida you must admit is a big place.>>   He's only a couple of hours away, and was here to tune the organ only a = month ago. It's tuned three times a year. This problem has been present for = over a year! The Great Principal 8 is ALWAYS on! Ye gods! How does this = man tune!! DAH! I've worked with him before on another organ; he's a first class slouch. Tunes an organ almost, and when he is called on the poor tuning he says, "Oh it'll be out of tune in a couple of weeks anyway. = It's good enough!"   The concert did go well. My favorite comment was the lady who said, "Gee! = I didn't know this organ had flutes on it!" Doink!!     Bruce ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ Visit Howling Acres at Ourworld.cs.com/Brucon502  
(back) Subject: Re: X-post: A Casavant problem!! From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2000 00:56:32 EST   Hi Bruce:   Here's The desert man's E-mail handle desertbob@rglobal.net   Shake that cactus! To be truthful, I think the man may be ill, he's never been gone this long.   Regards,   Ron Severin  
(back) Subject: Re: origin of Silent Night From: <DRAWKNOB@aol.com> Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2000 01:33:40 EST   In a message dated 12/19/00 7:51:01 PM Central Standard Time, WDBabcock@email.msn.com writes:   << Doesn't she always! ;-) William D. "Bill" Babcock >>   A man of my own heart!  
(back) Subject: Re: origin of Silent Night From: <DRAWKNOB@aol.com> Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2000 01:39:45 EST   In a message dated 12/19/00 8:03:19 PM Central Standard Time, Posthorn8@aol.com writes:   << It was meant as one......hehehehehe >>   As ALWAYS I was right!  
(back) Subject: Re: origin of Silent Night From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <organist@total.net> Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2000 01:41:40 -0500   you show me a person who criticizes Diane Bish, and I'll show you an organist who wished they played as good as her <G>.   Carlo    
(back) Subject: Re: X-post: A Casavant problem!! From: <DRAWKNOB@aol.com> Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2000 01:43:50 EST   In a message dated 12/19/00 11:13:11 PM Central Standard Time, Cremona502@cs.com writes:   << In talking with the music director, it seems that the tech has been = unable to diagnose this problem or a mysterious problem with the combination action =   going "in and out". >>   GEEE, that sounds like the same problem I had with the electrical system = in my Pontiac a few years ago.... Since then I've switched to a Ford!   John  
(back) Subject: Re: NYC people From: <DRAWKNOB@aol.com> Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2000 01:44:51 EST   In a message dated 12/19/00 11:22:11 PM Central Standard Time, Cremona502@cs.com writes:   << Too bad their stuck with such a rector! I hope it and the music program survive. >>   What's the matter with the rectum at St. Mary's NYC?  
(back) Subject: Re: NYC people From: <DRAWKNOB@aol.com> Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2000 01:50:03 EST   OOPS.... I meant to say RECTOR.... but perhaps the other may be more appropriate!   Regardless, what's up at St. Mary the Virgin? Have I missed something?   John  
(back) Subject: St. Mary-the-Virgin, NYC From: <quilisma@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2000 22:56:03 -0800   Oh dear! Yes, you did! Go back in the archives. There was a Guild blackball against the church for over a year after the Rector fired Christopher Babcock with no notice. The Guild finally caved in; then he fired whoever had been interim; NOW he's advertising for yet ANOTHER O/C.   The clergy at St. Mary's have been notorious ever since Father Tabor retired. I've been AMAZED that the restoration of the organ got carried out.   Cheers,   Bud