PipeChat Digest #1724 - Tuesday, December 26, 2000
 
Re: Christmas Eve, and a death in the family (X-posted)
  by "Jackson R. Williams II" <jackwilliams_1999@yahoo.com>
Re: Christmas Eve, and a death in the family (X-posted)
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
My Christmas present
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com>
Merry Christmas!!!!!
  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <organist@total.net>
White Christmas
  by "DanielW Hopkins" <danielwh1@ns.sympatico.ca>
Holiday Greetings
  by "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org>
WARNING - Another Possible Outage
  by "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org>
IRC Tonight (Hopefully <grin>)
  by "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org>
Re: Christmas Eve, and a death in the family (X-posted)
  by "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com>
Re: was Benaroya Hall organ (tracker) -- reality check?
  by <RMaryman@aol.com>
more on Christmas (X-posted)
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Christmas Day Recital
  by "Stephen Williams" <stepwill@enter.net>
Re: Christmas Day Recital
  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <organist@total.net>
making music on ungrateful organs
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: was Benaroya Hall organ (tracker) -- reality check?
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: Christmas Eve, and a death in the fami;y
  by "Bob North" <bnorth@intergate.ca>
Re: Benaroya Hall organ (tracker) -- basically good forfirewood...
  by "M. Hackett" <mikehack@u.washington.edu>
Re: Benaroya Hall organ (tracker, 1998) -- basically good for firewood...
  by "M. Hackett" <mikehack@u.washington.edu>
Re: was Benaroya Hall organ (tracker) -- reality check?
  by "M. Hackett" <mikehack@u.washington.edu>
Music For Sale
  by "Stan Guy" <texstan@earthlink.net>
Re: My Christmas present
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: My Christmas present
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Anderson College
  by <Wurlibird1@aol.com>
Re: Borge
  by "oj" <owenj@bigpond.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Christmas Eve, and a death in the family (X-posted) From: "Jackson R. Williams II" <jackwilliams_1999@yahoo.com> Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2000 03:37:25 -0800 (PST)   My sincere condolences, Bud. I wish you a peaceful, consoling Christmas and a great blessed New Year. All God's blessings for great health, happiness and prosperity.   --- quilisma@socal.rr.com wrote: > St. Matthew's Christmas Eve went well ... the choir > outdid themselves. > My favorite moment was the Gloria in excelsis ... > everybody brought > bells to ring, and it set up some kind of standing > wave so that it > sounded like REALLY BIG bells were ringing in the > background. > > When I got home from Mass, there was a message that > my last surviving > aunt had died suddenly of a heart attack. Of your > charity, please pray > for the repose of the soul of Almeda Clark Blowers. > Jesu, mercy! Mary, > pray! > > Bud > > > "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 >     __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Yahoo! Shopping - Thousands of Stores. Millions of Products. http://shopping.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: Re: Christmas Eve, and a death in the family (X-posted) From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2000 06:35:32 -0500   Our prayers are with you Bud.   Rick      
(back) Subject: My Christmas present From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2000 06:17:37 -0600   Bruce, you shouldn't have! When I got up at 5:30 to bake the ham, there = it was. Oh my, four manuals and 96 ranks! And a radiating concave pedal board, you sweet man. And that sky-dome/"Florida" room to put it all in - = a minimum of furniture moving on my part. We will provide an appropriately ostentatious door for the opening into the organ solarium.   What gorgeous stop pulls - hand carved faces of gargoyles, dogs and cats. And their little eyes light up when they are pulled on. Of course, the = dog drooling Bailey's Irish Creme is a bit much - however did you do that? = The tremolo sounds an awful lot like a dog tail beating against a resonant floor - cool. And that Italian marble floor is breathtakingly beautiful = in the warm glow of the special indirect lighting throughout. I think my favorite stop is the coffee percolator pull - the "drool" empties just the right touch of liqueur into the brew. I would never have thought to place = a gin-and-tonic dispenser next to the diapason like that - kind of handy. = And you say I can upgrade to vermouth, Spicy-Hot V-8, and Stolis mutations. I imagine the acid of the orange juice would need to be avoided.   Three deer and an owl have stopped outside and are peering in wide-eyed wonder through the insulated glass - they seem unnerved at the sound of = the 32' bombarde. Think I will only use that to scare the hunters and mess = with the minds of the fighter pilots who sometimes fly by. The oversized neighborhood hawk is circling over the dome, looking for mice and chihuahuas, no doubt.   With this and my diamond ring, who could ask for more? By the way, I = played much better last night. I think providing the right hand with the same carat-weight of diamonds as the left hand has significantly improved my technique, producing balancing and better stability. In fact, I may need more carats on each hand to perfect my touch. And now I have the perfect practice instrument. Who knows, maybe this year I will leave my daytime = job and go on the organ performance circuit, while promoting my book, "How to turn a million in real estate into $25 cash".   Thank you so much, and merry Christmas to you all.   Glenda Sutton DeFuniak Springs, Florida (where chestnuts roasting on an open fire is not necessarily a good thing)        
(back) Subject: Merry Christmas!!!!! From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <organist@total.net> Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2000 07:20:48 -0500   The 3 masses I played last night went very well (7pm, 9pm, and midnight). = We had over 1200 people at the midnight mass. The choir did exceptionally = well. They've worked very hard, and I'm very proud of them. People started = coming in at 11pm. I played Noels from various french composers until 11:30pm, = then the choir gave their concert until the mass started. We got an ovation = after the choir postlude (For Unto Us A Child Is Born). I can't really call it a "standing ovation", because the congregation was already standing, and a standing ovation is usually when they're sitting, THEN stand up while clapping. They're coming back this morning to sing the 10am mass. I'm = giving them a break this week by cancelling choir practice. I hope everyone's masses went well, and I wish all my fellow organists/choir directors a = very Merry Christmas and all the best in 2001.   Carlo    
(back) Subject: White Christmas From: "DanielW Hopkins" <danielwh1@ns.sympatico.ca> Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2000 09:47:05 -0400   I would like to wish Everyone a very Merry Christmas Morning It is a very special Christmas morning here today as We went to bed just = an Ordinary evening,We woke up to a beautiful White Christmas morning The tree branches in our back yard are just draped in a wonderfulblanket = of snow.Its a Winter wonderland here today.What a perfect Christmas Morning I am so happy Merry Christmas Everyone    
(back) Subject: Holiday Greetings From: "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org> Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2000 07:58:07 -0600   To all our friends on the PipeChat list   We wish you Holiday Happiness and a Happy New Year.   And we Thank You for being part of the PipeChat list. You are the ones that make this list what it is.   Happy PipeChatting   David and Tim -- **************************************** David Scribner Owner / Co-Administrator PipeChat   http://www.pipechat.org mailto:admin@pipechat.org  
(back) Subject: WARNING - Another Possible Outage From: "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org> Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2000 08:18:07 -0600   This time I am going to send something out way in advance. Little Rock, AR, where the PipeChat Servers are located, is under a Winter Storm Warning for another ice storm. So there is a possibility of the servers losing power again. I am hoping that the last ice storm took care of any tree branches and limbs that could knock down power lines but there is always the possibility of another one falling disrupting my electricity.   If there is an outage I will strive to get the servers back up and running as soon as possible but of course it is all going to depend on how quickly our power company or phone company, in case those lines go down, get service restored.   In case there is an outage please remember that posts sent to the list will be held at the back-up mail server off site and will be forwarded to the list as soon as the list server is running again. So if you don't see anything from the list for a period of time and have sent off a posting do not resend it. You post will eventually appear. And if there is an outage I will do another note to let you know that everything is back up and running again.   Hopefully, I will avoid an outage this time, 71+ hours was enough about a week ago, but there is that possibility. The original prediction was for the ice to arrive late tonight or tomorrow, unfortunately, it has started here already.   Happy PipeChatting (without interruption, I hope)   David -- **************************************** David Scribner Owner / Co-Administrator PipeChat   http://www.pipechat.org mailto:admin@pipechat.org  
(back) Subject: IRC Tonight (Hopefully <grin>) From: "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org> Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2000 08:50:06 -0600   Since today is Monday night, the night for one of the regularly scheduled PipeChat IRC sessions, some of us will be on the PipeChat IRC channel beginning at 9:00 PM EASTERN time. That is If I have electricity to power the IRC server and have a connection to the Net. As I mentioned in my previous post, Little Rock is under a Winter Storm warning for another ice storm. I hope and pray that we don't lose power this time but there is always the possibility.   For those that haven't joined in previously and would like to try to join us on IRC the instructions for how to set-up your connection are at: http://www.pipechat.org/irc.html   I hope to see some of the regulars tonight and maybe even some new faces.   Have a Merry Christmas   David -- **************************************** David Scribner Owner / Co-Administrator PipeChat   http://www.pipechat.org mailto:admin@pipechat.org  
(back) Subject: Re: Christmas Eve, and a death in the family (X-posted) From: "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com> Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2000 12:58:12 -0500   Bud,   May the host of Angels guide Almeda into the glorious company of Heaven = and may the comforting hands of God and Jesus be upon you and your family in = the loss of your beloved Aunt.   Rest in Peace Almeda.   Our prayers are with you Bud,   Bonnie Beth   Bonnie Beth Derby, B.Mus., M.Mus. Producer & Host ``Orgelwerke'' & ``Choral Traditions'' WCNY-FM, 91.3; Syracuse; WUNY-FM, 89.5, Utica; WJNY-FM, 90.9, Watertown Organist & Director of Music, St. James Roman Catholic Church, Syracuse [1988 Odell/Kerner & Merchant 33-rank tracker organ] orge@dreamscape.com ----- Original Message ----- From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Sent: Monday, December 25, 2000 1:03 AM Subject: Christmas Eve, and a death in the family (X-posted)     > St. Matthew's Christmas Eve went well ... the choir outdid themselves. > My favorite moment was the Gloria in excelsis ... everybody brought > bells to ring, and it set up some kind of standing wave so that it > sounded like REALLY BIG bells were ringing in the background. > > When I got home from Mass, there was a message that my last surviving > aunt had died suddenly of a heart attack. Of your charity, please pray > for the repose of the soul of Almeda Clark Blowers. Jesu, mercy! Mary, > pray! > > Bud      
(back) Subject: Re: was Benaroya Hall organ (tracker) -- reality check? From: <RMaryman@aol.com> Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2000 14:05:41 EST   In a message dated 12/24/00 3:51:54 PM EST, Cremona502@cs.com writes:   << I really would like to hear some honest, unbiased, objective and reasonable =   reviews of instruments. >>   Gee- what an Idea...an opinion without bias, objective, and reasonable all = in one package...   I am not sure (for myself) that this is a possible thing. As a musician = with (definite) opinions about what constitutes a well-designed, well = constructed, well... a "musical" pipe organ, I am not sure that >I< could write such a =   review. Add to the top of that - I also tune and maintain a number of = pipe organs that span the gamut from historic vintage trackers to hybrid pipe/electronic instruments. This also colors my opinions to some degree.   Face it - organists and organ enthusiasts come in all stripes and colors. =   Some of us like theatre organs while others of us are devotees of the = latest efforts that the 'boutique builders' has to offer. Sometimes, finding = common ground between the two ends of the spectrum is a trying task. It is sort = of like choosing between Jose Carerras and Luciano Pavarotti as "THE" tenor sound. LIke the two singers, one hopefully recognizes that both are valid = as tenors even tho they have different qualities to their voices. Likewise, different stylitic approaches to organ design and construction are just as =   valid...no one builder is "right" and all the others "wrong" just as no = one action is "right" or "wrong"...just that different results are achieved.   It is the responsibility of those who consult on the purchase/design of a pipe organ, no matter what the venue to make sure that the organ meets the =   demands that will be placed upon it. Sometimes, this may necessitate = setting aside one's personal agenda (read preferences)...a task as herculean as = the actual building of the instrument itself IMHO.   Unfortunately as the case may be, once the organ is in situ, it is up to those who use the organ to (try to) produce the most musical results from = the circumstances at hand. (I'm not even sure that you could get a group of people to agree that any one given artiste has - or would be able to - = please every listener (especially among the organists present). throw an = orchestra, difficult spatial relations, acoustics that direct the sound in the = direction away from the person that most needs to hear a balancing of all the music into the mix and... well you get the idea, I think.   Does that mean that we stop trying to advance the arts of building and playing organs? NO!! but will we ever all come to one consensus of style, =   design and interpretation? I think not. ... viva la difference, anyhow.   just my 2 cents worth   Rick Maryman Staunton VA  
(back) Subject: more on Christmas (X-posted) From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2000 11:18:37 -0800   I don't know where our congregation was, but they weren't at St. Matthew's. We had a full church, but it was mostly visitors. Now, HOW visitors managed to find us behind the Pizza Bakery in the dark through dense fog is beyond me, particularly since we didn't advertise in the newspapers this year, but there they were.   I was glad I did a full-on service booklet with all the prayers and music in order ... they would have been LOST otherwise. Some appeared to be Episcopalians, but a LOT weren't.   So they sang the carols, a few stalwarts from our congregation sang along on Missa Marialis, and the choir sang the rest.   The whole coast was totally socked in with thick fog by 4 p.m. ... I think that probably kept a lot of our elderly parishioners at home. They don't like to drive at night in the first place, and it WAS really treacherous. Normally it takes me a half-hour to get home; last night it took almost an hour, with VERY light traffic.   The organ had died after the processional hymn at the High Mass in the morning, so I had no IDEA what it was going to do. We were going to take the piano out of the church to make more room for the extra singers, but I thought better of it. It played through the evening Mass, but the Rector and the Vestry and I are going to have a SERIOUS discussion, and SOON. The beast is TOTALLY unreliable, and it usually picks a big service to refuse to play. I'm so used to it that I've gotten very adept at scooting from the organ bench to the piano bench. The choir said, "what are you going to do if it fails in the middle of the CHRISTMAS Mass??" And I said, "play the piano like I always do. Maybe if it DOES, people will get the POINT: we need a new organ." Unfortunately it didn't.   Cheers,   Bud        
(back) Subject: Christmas Day Recital From: "Stephen Williams" <stepwill@enter.net> Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2000 14:25:40 -0500   For those who are interested . . . program of 16th annual Christmas Day recital by Stephen Williams at St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church in = Allentown, PA.   Christmas / Gaston Dethier   Noel: Where are these happy shepherds going? / C. B. Balbastre   In the bleak midwinter / Allen Orton Gibbs Ave Maria / Bach-Gounod   Noel: O run ye shepherds to the manger / Max Drischner   La Nativite / Jean Langlais   Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella / Keith Chapman On December Five and Twenty / Richard Lind Go Tell It on the Mountain/ Paul Manz   Noel Basque / Dom. P. Benoit   Organ Flourish on Joy to the World / Michael Dell __________   To all a very Merry (and safe) Holiday Season!!! Stephen          
(back) Subject: Re: Christmas Day Recital From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <organist@total.net> Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2000 14:28:24 -0500   Way to go Stephen!!!! It's nice to see someone else who plays "Christmas" = by Dethier. Do you play all of it, or do you cut it down?   Carlo   P.S. not too many play the Drischner either <G>    
(back) Subject: making music on ungrateful organs From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2000 11:31:15 -0800   I have NEVER played an organ, pipe or electronic, that I couldn't get SOME kind of musical sound out of, probably because I've never presided at a first-class organ in my long and checquered career. Learning to "make do" came VERY early in my career.   I auditioned for St. Mary Magdalene in Toronto after Dr. Willan's death. I didn't get it for the somewhat quixotic reason that the Rector was afraid I couldn't live on the salary (grin), but anyway ... that was during the time when the rebuild of SMM's organ was stalled ... the console was a shambles ... the few stops that played were connected to unmarked toggle switches nailed to a board lying in a hole above the Swell manual, with wires festooned all over the place. I had brought pieces to play, but obviously that wasn't going to be possible. I spent a couple of hours figuring out what stops were where ... the Choir Tuba WAS working, as I recall ... and improvised for the committee.   Phrasing, articulation, line, legato, rhythm, GOOD TASTE ... these are the same, no matter what the organ.   Cheers,   Bud    
(back) Subject: Re: was Benaroya Hall organ (tracker) -- reality check? From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2000 14:28:05 -0500   If every organ was the same, played the same and sounded the same, what would be the point? Variety is the spice of life- concert/church trackers, theatre beasties, even band organs! But ya know, it's like everything else: Get ten people together and you have ten different opinions. THAT'S what makes it interesting!   Rick      
(back) Subject: Re: Christmas Eve, and a death in the fami;y From: "Bob North" <bnorth@intergate.ca> Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2000 13:44:39 -0800   So sorry to hear of your loss especially during this festive season. My prayers are with you today BobN    
(back) Subject: Re: Benaroya Hall organ (tracker) -- basically good forfirewood... From: "M. Hackett" <mikehack@u.washington.edu> Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2000 15:53:50 -0800 (PST)     Re: Benaroya Hall organ (tracker) -- basically good forfirewood...   The perfomer was C Terrey, that has done several different recordings.   I made corrections for all of the clear constraints this organ has -- and I still came out with there being botched midrange stops.   The hall acousitcs make the organ faults worse -- this same organ, in a stone church (large) might not sound bad at all. I am taking into account that the pipes would be moved around away from there current posistions. [A la cav-coll or aeolean-skinner...]     > First of all folks, it is not the instrument from > where the music comes, but rather the person playing. > When the instrument becomes a hinderance to > comfortable music-making, then the instrument really > proves itself to be inadequate. Such is the case with > many trackers where the actions is uneven (heavier in > the bottom register of the keyboard and feather light > inthe upper part, differences in action from manual to > manual, HEAVY touch when coupled, etc.).Secondly, in > the case of concert hall instruments, the Meyerson > Hall (Dallas)Fisk, while sounding impressive as a solo > instrument, is a disastor as an ensemble instrument: > It is too far from the stage, thereby preventing any > real communication between organist, conductor and > orchestra, there is no way for the organist to hear > the orchestra clearly from the console and the organ > frequently buries the symphony. Organists hardly play > together with precision with the orchestra. Trackers > don't belong in a concert hall. Unfortunately, the > organists who et themselves on selection committees to > choose concert hall instruments have hardly any of no > experience playing with orchestras and give in to > their personal preferences rather than thinking on > real musical, practical terms about what is best fot > the concert hall.    
(back) Subject: Re: Benaroya Hall organ (tracker, 1998) -- basically good for firewood... From: "M. Hackett" <mikehack@u.washington.edu> Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2000 16:06:09 -0800 (PST)     Hope Jones refers to the electric console with EM magnet relays to trigger the individual stops. Hope Jones made a few organs, but his design innovations and principals made great impovents in organ design. Trackers do have their place, but only in the realm of 2/15 or 3/18 or less ... and of course home organs.   In this case a conversion of the Benaroya Hall or a H-J, along with a purging of the bad stops (and or moving some ranks to new locations) -- would fix the problems. [a cav-coll solution may work ...]   The organ is perhaps 65% towards being 'ideal'.   Sadly, the Seattle Paramount Werlitzer -- even in its 85% health -- is much better sounding and voiced etc ... than the FISK (1998).       > << t could easily deserve to have half of its stops removed, as they = just > sound awful. The hall design makes the tracker action very noticable -- > somthing that most church halls mask (very well). > > ... (snip) ... > > If it were converted to a ROBERT-HOPE-JONES electric design, with the > necessary theatre organ attachments -- the organ could be saved. > > The fixed console really kills good judements on stop / rank choices. = >> > > Gee! First to say that the Fisk sounds horrible, and then to say it = could > be improved Hope-Jones style sort of flushes your credibility down the > toilet! These styles of organ are totally unrelated, and bear no > resemblance to each other, except that they both have keys!    
(back) Subject: Re: was Benaroya Hall organ (tracker) -- reality check? From: "M. Hackett" <mikehack@u.washington.edu> Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2000 16:26:00 -0800 (PST)     I am not aginst trackers -- but sometimes their may be little choice to do a technology upgrade to fix fundamental design flaws.   As trackers go, the Benaroya Hall is at the upper end of the technology envolope -- whent it was origianlly orderd it was only supposed to be ~2/3rds of its current size -- this is my start point for the search for the design flaw problem...   Fritts (Trackers), Cav-Coll, Casavant, Werli, Morton, etc ... all make logical sence when optimised in their original settings.   MP   > If every organ was the same, played the same and sounded the same, what > would be the point? > Variety is the spice of life- concert/church trackers, theatre beasties, > even band organs! But ya know, it's like everything else: Get ten people > together and you have ten different opinions. THAT'S what makes it > interesting!              
(back) Subject: Music For Sale From: "Stan Guy" <texstan@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2000 20:25:35 -0600   Dear Friends ---   I have listed quite a few new music items on eBay including ten listings of classical organ works by Dupre, Langlais, Rheinberger and others. I have tried to be specific about the music but if you have further questions, please email me.   To see them search for seller "texstan@earthlink.net".   I hope all of you had a nice Christmas and to you who have churches....I hope you have a chance for a NICE long rest now....been there.....   Best regards,   Stan Guy      
(back) Subject: Re: My Christmas present From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2000 22:55:39 EST   Merry Christmas back at'cha! Alas, Presbyterians don't like to share = much. I'm afraid that you must get back to Santa. Mention to him that I want = one too!!   Bruce ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Visit Howling Acres at Ourworld.cs.com/Brucon502  
(back) Subject: Re: My Christmas present From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2000 23:02:10 EST   Glenda, Sounds like you're really enjoying the holidays. Eaaaaaaaaaaaaasy on the =   eggnog!!! heeheehee   Bruce ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Visit Howling Acres at Ourworld.cs.com/Brucon502  
(back) Subject: Anderson College From: <Wurlibird1@aol.com> Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2000 23:20:32 EST   A belated Merry Christmas to all,   Our local PBS television channel presented a simply marvelous choral = program Christmas Eve, featuring the choirs of Anderson College. They were just fantastic and when combined (four choirs) they were breathtaking. I am = not at all familiar with Anderson College. Any input which will abate my ignorance on the subject will be appreciated.   BTW, the organ was a Rodgers and sounded very poorly. I am assuming that = the mic's were placed for the choirs and no thought was given to the organ = solo which suffered greatly. Apart from that oversight, the choirs and = orchestra were superb.   Happy Holidays,   Jim  
(back) Subject: Re: Borge From: "oj" <owenj@bigpond.com> Date: Tue, 26 Dec 2000 18:49:17 +1100   When I was about 15, I saw him in Perth West Oz. I remember saving a weeks wages+ADs- 5 pounds sterling in those days just = for a ticket. I laughed till I cried, during the concert.   My Brother Brad introduced me to his recordings +ACI-Excerpts from Caught = in the Act+ACI- when I was about 11. Crikey that was a long time ago. Brad also introduced me to world of Pipe Organs, especially TPOs. GW and = the like.   Readers's Digest, brought out some Victor Borge videos some years, I = bought copies and I watch them now and again. Despite seeing the same material over and over, I still laugh at the crazy gags.   VB was coming over here for yet another concert tour in 2001, he will be sadly missed.   Happy Festive Season to all Pipe chattters.   Owen Jones from OZ   ----- Original Message ----- From: +ACI-VEAGUE+ACI- +ADw-dutchorgan+AEA-svs.net+AD4- To: +ADw-pipechat+AEA-pipechat.org+AD4- Sent: Monday, December 25, 2000 9:07 AM Subject: Borge     +AD4- Anyone notice the passing of Victor Borge? He was in his early 90's. +AD4- I saw the segment on +ACI-Sunday Morning+ACI- channel 8 Indianapolis = today. +AD4- +AD4- Ever since a young snot, I always enjoyed when Mr. Borge was on tv = with his +AD4- comic renditions. +AD4- +AD4- I for one will miss him -and his music. +AD4- +AD4- Rick +AD4- +AD4- +AD4- +AD4- +ACI-Pipe Up and Be Heard+ACEAIg- +AD4- PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs +ACY- related = topics +AD4- HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org +AD4- List: mailto:pipechat+AEA-pipechat.org +AD4- Administration: mailto:admin+AEA-pipechat.org +AD4- Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests+AEA-pipechat.org +AD4-