PipeChat Digest #1641 - Wednesday, November 1, 2000

 

Re: Organs: Carnival of Souls/7th Heaven

  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>

Fw: Organs: Carnival of Souls/7th Heaven

  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>

Fw: Organs: Carnival of Souls/7th Heaven

  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>

Mystery Organist

  by "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org>

Re: New Orleans Organ Crawl

  by <DEMPAR1@aol.com>

Re: Organs: Carnival of Souls/7th Heaven

  by <SProt82850@cs.com>

Re: Organs: In Film

  by <TRACKELECT@cs.com>

Felix Hell in Lancaster PA last Sunday

  by "Karl E. Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersv.edu>

Re: Felix Hell in Lancaster PA last Sunday

  by <DudelK@aol.com>

Warning - Possible outages tomorrow

  by "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org>

Re: Felix Hell in Lancaster PA last Sunday

  by "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org>

Re: Polite Question ?

  by "Mo" <msmac@dreamscape.com>

Re: Organs: In Film

  by <Cremona502@cs.com>

 


(back) Subject: Re: Organs: Carnival of Souls/7th Heaven From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 02:59:32 -0800   At 01:24 AM 10/31/2000 -0800, you wrote:   >A&E at this time (3am) is showing an old movie about an organist, = entitled >Carnival of Souls. Everything with pipes she plays sounds like theatre, >and the church scene with "standard - non theatrical sound" shows a >console more akin to an electronic (from the old ages). There was also a >scene in an organ erecting room from some company. Can anyone identify >it?<snip>     Sure can! Reuter. The movie, as I'm sure you've discovered by now, is a bad joke.   DeserTBoB    
(back) Subject: Fw: Organs: Carnival of Souls/7th Heaven From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 07:18:13 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_000C_01C0430A.BB795980 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Carnival of Souls features the Reuter organ shops. The dubbed music is =3D theatre organ and the young disturbed lady playing is NOT in sync with =3D the music. I have the video.   Rick     ----- Original Message -----=3D20 From: Stephen Ohmer=3D20 To: PipeChat=3D20 Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2000 4:24 AM Subject: Organs: Carnival of Souls/7th Heaven     A&E at this time (3am) is showing an old movie about an organist, =3D entitled Carnival of Souls. Everything with pipes she plays sounds like = =3D theatre, and the church scene with "standard - non theatrical sound" =3D shows a console more akin to an electronic (from the old ages). There =3D was also a scene in an organ erecting room from some company. Can anyone = =3D identify it?       Also - nearly every week the tv show 7th Heaven has a church scene. =3D Anyone know the church? I see the pipes but hear electronics. A Rodgers = =3D agumented or something?   Must be the high liturical season for organs on television. Can only =3D wonder why....   Steve Ohmer   still in Bartlesville.                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------= =3D ------- Do You Yahoo!? Yahoo! Messenger - Talk while you surf! It's FREE.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_000C_01C0430A.BB795980 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META content=3D3D"text/html; charset=3D3Diso-8859-1" =3D http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 5.00.2614.3500" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#fffff0> <DIV><FONT color=3D3D#ff00ff face=3D3DEric>Carnival of Souls features the = =3D Reuter organ=3D20 shops. The dubbed music is theatre organ and the young disturbed lady =3D playing is=3D20 NOT in sync with the music. I have the video.</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D3D#ff00ff face=3D3DEric>Rick</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial">----- Original Message -----=3D20 <DIV style=3D3D"BACKGROUND: #e4e4e4; font-color: black"><B>From:</B> = <A=3D20 href=3D3D"mailto:knopfregal@yahoo.com" =3D title=3D3Dknopfregal@yahoo.com>Stephen Ohmer</A>=3D20 </DIV> <DIV><B>To:</B> <A href=3D3D"mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org"=3D20 title=3D3Dpipechat@pipechat.org>PipeChat</A> </DIV> <DIV><B>Sent:</B> Tuesday, October 31, 2000 4:24 AM</DIV> <DIV><B>Subject:</B> Organs: Carnival of Souls/7th Heaven</DIV></DIV> <DIV><BR></DIV> <P>A&amp;E at this time (3am) is showing an old movie about an organist, = =3D   entitled Carnival of Souls. Everything with pipes she plays sounds like = =3D theatre,=3D20 and the church scene with "standard - non theatrical sound" shows a =3D console more=3D20 akin to an electronic (from the old ages). There was also a scene in an = =3D organ=3D20 erecting room from some company. Can anyone identify it?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Also - nearly every week the tv show 7th Heaven has a church scene. =3D Anyone=3D20 know the church? I see the pipes but hear electronics.&nbsp; A Rodgers =3D agumented=3D20 or something?</P> <P>Must be the high liturical season for organs on television. Can only = =3D wonder=3D20 why....</P> <P>Steve Ohmer</P> <P>still in Bartlesville.</P><BR><BR> <P><BR> <HR SIZE=3D3D1> <B>Do You Yahoo!?</B><BR><A href=3D3D"http://im.yahoo.com/">Yahoo! =3D Messenger</A> -=3D20 Talk while you surf! It's FREE.</BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_000C_01C0430A.BB795980--      
(back) Subject: Fw: Organs: Carnival of Souls/7th Heaven From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 07:20:36 -0500   Bad joke, yes. When it came out, it was a 'cult-classic' -whatever THAT is.   BTW- Vincent Price as Dr. Phibes was soooooooo much better!   Rick     ----- Original Message ----- From: Bob Scarborough <desertbob@rglobal.net> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2000 5:59 AM Subject: Re: Organs: Carnival of Souls/7th Heaven     > At 01:24 AM 10/31/2000 -0800, you wrote: > > >A&E at this time (3am) is showing an old movie about an organist, entitled > >Carnival of Souls. Everything with pipes she plays sounds like theatre, > >and the church scene with "standard - non theatrical sound" shows a > >console more akin to an electronic (from the old ages). There was also = a > >scene in an organ erecting room from some company. Can anyone identify > >it?<snip> > > > Sure can! Reuter. The movie, as I'm sure you've discovered by now, is = a > bad joke. > > 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: Mystery Organist From: "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org> Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 06:57:43 -0600   We received at the Administration address the following note from a non-subscriber.   ***************************************** I wonder if you or one of your members can help me with a puzzle. My father died last December aged nearly 90. Amongst a box of his 'treasures', (stamp and coin collection etc.), I discovered a photograph of an organist taken, I would guess, in the '30s. The man is seated at a Willis 4-manual instrument which, I am reliably told, was either built or refurbished after 1930. Now, my father was a mechanical engineer with absolutely no interest in organs or organists and so I would be fascinated to know who this man was and at which organ he is seated. If I were to send you a copy of the photograph, would this be something you or your members might be interested in helping me with? Thank you for your time.   Alan Godfrey. *****************************************   I wrote Alan back and asked that he send a scan of the photo which he did and which I have posted at: http://www.pipechat.org/mystery.html   If anyone can help him please send him an email at: Alan Godfrey <alan@a-godfrey.freeserve.co.uk>   Hopefully, one of you might be able to help. If you can identify the person would you please CC your note to Alan to the PipeChat Admin address <admin@pipechat.org> so we can then remove this page from the web site.   Thanks for your help and Happy PipeChatting!!   David -- **************************************** David Scribner Owner / Co-Administrator PipeChat   http://www.pipechat.org mailto:admin@pipechat.org  
(back) Subject: Re: New Orleans Organ Crawl From: <DEMPAR1@aol.com> Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 08:02:46 EST   The organ crawl starts at 8:30 AM at the home of Rachelin Lien, 1010 Nashville Ave. There will be coffee and eats and then move on to the crawl =   which includes St. Mary's Assumption, Sacred Heart Academy's Kilgen, = Parker Methodist, and others. The last stop on the tour is the Pilcher = restoration that was just done at Ursuline Convent in the French Quarter. The group = will stop for lunch together at one of the restaurants along the way. Hope to = see you there.  
(back) Subject: Re: Organs: Carnival of Souls/7th Heaven From: <SProt82850@cs.com> Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 08:37:23 EST   The scene in the erecting room was filmed at the Reuter Organ Company in Lawrence, Kansas and the organ was a Reuter at the Episcopal Church also = in Lawrence. As far as I know, the organ sound drifting in and out was from = a Hammond, but who knows?   As far as 7th Heaven, I don't watch enough TV to have seen the organ. Perhaps someone else out there will know that one.   Steven  
(back) Subject: Re: Organs: In Film From: <TRACKELECT@cs.com> Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 08:55:27 EST   Speaking of organ based films - Has anyone seen "Brother of Sleep"? Alan B  
(back) Subject: Felix Hell in Lancaster PA last Sunday From: "Karl E. Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersv.edu> Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 14:37:56 -0500 (EST)     In what may well be one of the premier organ-music events of the season in Lancaster PA, Felix Hell played a splendid recital Sunday afternoon at Grace Lutheran Church, Lancaster. He had complete command of the church's 54 rank Schlicker with added 16' and 32' digital pedal Bourdon stops, showing that he "knows the rules" of good organ registration. A full house of 500+ people responded to Hell's program with instantaneous and exuberant applause and several equally instantaneous standing ovations during the program and at program's close. =     Hell's imaginative use of the organ provided interesting variety, as with the chamber-music-like rendering of the "Giant Fugue on "Wir glauben all' an einem Gott," following the grandiose Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C, both by Bach. While we might normally expect to hear the Giant Fugue played _organo pleno_, the smaller-scaled, elegant rendering of this work came as a pleasant and tasteful change of pace within the context of the entire program. It paved the way for a stunning performance of Bach's Prelude and Fugue in D which immediately brought the crowed to their feet.   Mendelssohn's Sonata No. 6 on "Vater unser in Himmelreich" got a solid and tasteful reading. It seemed especially appropriate to hear a German organist playing Martin Luther's chorale in Mendelssohn's treatment from a rear-gallery organ in a Lutheran church on a Reformation Sunday afternoon. Later in the program, Hell played Karg-Elert's chorale improvisation on "Nun danket alle Gott" also in fine style.   Predictably, the crowd was pleased--that's too weak a word for it!! -- with two French toccata-type works, first the finale from Symphony No. 1 by Vierne and finally the closing toccata from Symphony No. 5 by Widor. Nearly an hour and three-quarters had gone by since he began the afternoon, but the eager crowd called him back for more, and he obliged with a wink toward Halloween, playing the theme song from _Phantom Of the Opera_-- er, Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor.   If only more organ recitals drew and pleased crowds like this! The playing was exuberant, sometimes at slightly faster tempi than most of us would take, but never overbearing nor to excess, and in many cases quite poetic. To an amazing technique Hell brings also a wonderful sense of imagination and a sure sense of the instrument itself, all wrapped up with a modest, warm-hearted approach to his audience and, at the reception, to each individual. It was an afternoon to be savored while it happened and to be remembered for a long time afterward.   Dr. Karl E. Moyer Lancaster PA      
(back) Subject: Re: Felix Hell in Lancaster PA last Sunday From: <DudelK@aol.com> Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 17:55:36 EST   He has a program coming up at Washington Cathedral; I believe it's the = Sunday after Thanksgiving. Should be interesting to hear him on that mighty = machine!  
(back) Subject: Warning - Possible outages tomorrow From: "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org> Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 19:27:46 -0600   Hi Folks   Just a note to let you know there is the possibility of server outages with the PipeChat server tomorrow during the day. I have having a whole new electrical service put in at my house. The electricians and i have covered the fact that the servers need to be kept running during this switchover and they have assured me that they can make the switch without causing the servers to go down.   HOWEVER, I just wanted to warn everyone about this, knowing Murphy's Law and all that!! <G> All the machines here are on UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply) to keep them up during a short outage so they should kick in which the feed for the server room is being switched. But just in case I wanted to let you know about this in advance.   Any mail you send to the list may be delayed because of this project. There is a backup mail server that will receive your messages to the list and hold them in case of an outage. And will then forward them on to the list server. So if you send a message to the list and it doesn't come back to you right away don't worry, it will appear eventually.   Hopefully all of this writing is in naught but just in case....   Happy PipeChatting   David -- **************************************** David Scribner Owner / Co-Administrator PipeChat   http://www.pipechat.org mailto:admin@pipechat.org  
(back) Subject: Re: Felix Hell in Lancaster PA last Sunday From: "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org> Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 21:08:03 -0500   > He has a program coming up at Washington Cathedral; I believe it's > the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Should be interesting to hear him on > that mighty machine!   If you have any details on that, please let me know. I might be able to = make it for the performance since it is reasonably local foor me.   Cheers, TommyLee Whitlock    
(back) Subject: Re: Polite Question ? From: "Mo" <msmac@dreamscape.com> Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 22:37:42 -0400   Thanks much for the lead. I'll follow up. Can you give me a state or city = of location?   Mo ----- Original Message ----- From: <Cremona502@cs.com> To: <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Monday, October 30, 2000 5:11 PM Subject: Re: Polite Question ?     > I would suggest contacting Copeman-Hart. They are the only builder of > digital instruments who actually do custom work, building portatives, = and the > like. I would think you would be able to get a one or two manual > instrument with just a few essential stops, no pistons, bells or = whistles, > that would be contained in one portable cabinet easily moveable by two people. > > Best of luck. > > Bruce . . . Cremona502@cs.com > in the Beagles' Nest with the Baskerbeagles . . . > Duncan, Miles, and Molly > visit CornelyCues & Howling Acres: Ourworld.cs.com/Brucon502 > > "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: Organs: In Film From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2000 01:04:11 EST   Brother of Sleep was sent to me last year, and I have really enjoyed it. = It has sort of spooky surreal quality to it and it seems to change a bit with =   each viewing. It's well worth seeking out.   Bruce . . . Cremona502@cs.com in the Beagles' Nest with the Baskerbeagles . . . Duncan, Miles, and Molly visit CornelyCues & Howling Acres: Ourworld.cs.com/Brucon502