PipeChat Digest #1648 - Monday, November 6, 2000

 

Re: Vierne Symph 1 Finale question

  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <organist@total.net>

Re: PipeChat Digest #1645 - 11/04/00

  by <Cremona502@cs.com>

Re: Fw: Organs: In Film

  by <Cremona502@cs.com>

Re: Vierne Symph 1 Finale question

  by <Cremona502@cs.com>

Re: Trackers, EPs and volume

  by <Cremona502@cs.com>

 


(back) Subject: Re: Vierne Symph 1 Finale question From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <organist@total.net> Date: Sun, 5 Nov 2000 23:30:26 -0500   every recording I have of this piece, the organists play a C natural. It makes more sense to play C natural because of the previous measure.   Carlo      
(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #1645 - 11/04/00 From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2000 00:21:46 EST   Thanks, Larry.   We must do lunch!!   Just out of curiosity.... What are the four favorite instruments that = you've played?   In a message dated 11/5/00 1:37:53 AM Eastern Standard Time, = LLWheels@aol.com writes:   << Don't whine to the list or to the clergy if you haven't bothered, or = are too lazy to develop the skill to work with the instrument at hand -- IT COMES =   WITH THE TERRITORY. If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. = >>     Bruce . . . Cremona502@cs.com in the Beagles' Nest with the Baskerbeagles . . . Duncan, Miles, and Molly visit CornelyCues & Howling Acres: Ourworld.cs.com/Brucon502  
(back) Subject: Re: Fw: Organs: In Film From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2000 00:21:51 EST     Good grief! In got subtitles for pete's sake. Go get Interview with a Vampire (Tom Cruise). It has a wonderful segment in the Theatre d' = Vampires with a wonderful French instrument. Perhaps the decimal place is wrong!!     In a message dated 11/5/00 1:16:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, dutchorgan@svs.net writes:   << I'd love seeing this movie, but at $99.00 from (even) Amazon. com?? = I'll wait till it comes out in paperback! >>     Bruce . . . Cremona502@cs.com in the Beagles' Nest with the Baskerbeagles . . . Duncan, Miles, and Molly visit CornelyCues & Howling Acres: Ourworld.cs.com/Brucon502  
(back) Subject: Re: Vierne Symph 1 Finale question From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2000 00:21:54 EST   It is amazing! I never remember this being called into question, but my copy is printed the same way. I have always played c's natural here. I guess I learned in on semi-autopilot. I have never had a student = question it either. Amazing how things like this can go un-noticed. I hope you enjoy this piece as much as your listeners will. I have enjoyed this one from square one; it was even fun to learn. This is the second piece I = ever memorized, and most of it can still be played from memory (unfortunately = the sections are not sequential!!).   Speaking of practicing.... the other day I was practicing and tenor A was =   sticking. I could tell by the way it felt that the problem was in the console at the key. After a few moments of working the key the cause of = the problem appeared. It was the point of a lead pencil apparently broken = off during practice. It had fallen off of the rack and onto the Swell. I could not reach it, however. Thus followed the most unusual "repair" I = have ever done. I flattened a Tootsie Roll (it was Hallowe'en!!) so that it could be inserted between the key and the board above. I then raised the key, pressing the pencil point into the Tootsie Roll! Voile!!! The = pencil point was retrieved, removed from the Toosie Roll, and discarded. (The TootsieRoll was then consumed, casting warnings of lead poisoning = aside!!). Just an aside, unless someone wants to participate in a candy repair = thread! ;-)   In a message dated 11/5/00 8:43:58 PM Eastern Standard Time, kmoyer@marauder.millersv.edu writes:   << Question: on page 43, 5th system, 3rd measure: I am inclined to play c-naturals, given what the score has in the prior measure(s), though the score has clear and consistent c-sharps at 43:5:3. What do people play here? >>     Bruce . . . Cremona502@cs.com in the Beagles' Nest with the Baskerbeagles . . . Duncan, Miles, and Molly visit CornelyCues & Howling Acres: Ourworld.cs.com/Brucon502  
(back) Subject: Re: Trackers, EPs and volume From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2000 00:21:50 EST   In a message dated 11/5/00 7:17:37 AM Eastern Standard Time, = ScottFop@aol.com writes:   << Regarding Wellesly- I didn't go that day of the convention because I = knew what to expect and apparently I was right.>>   I must admit, that I was somewhat disappointed in the Wellesly recital, = but for the same reason that I am disappointed my most recitals on large instruments: the recitalist somehow feels they must go full throttle the whole time. I played the instrument for a few minutes after the recital = and was delighted by the colourful flutes and GENTLE principals. Stop by = stop, it is quite a nice instrument, but, unfortunately, the balance goes nuts = with just a few "wrong" choices. << The Fisk that I played while at the NC School of the Arts is rather, = uh- potent, from what I recall (not having heard it since 1986). But it has = a glorious tone and action. The EM Skinner at Jefferson is rather = strident, but one must consider that it is an unusual installation in that its = sound travels directly down the center aisle from high in the chancel, instead = of the usual somewhat buried "Anglican double-chamber on both sides" type of =   installation. >>   Which indicates that every builder has (with all due respect) "done some dogs" along the way. This is no reason to condemn everything built in = this style! << Then there is the Shrine's Kilgen whose resources can be used rather liberally without offending ears but still making quite a nice BIG roar! = < giggle> but then again- I have six expressive divisions too. EVERYTHING is under =   expression including both great and pedal divisions (as God intended!) They're ALL different in their own ways (although I prefer my "roar" to click and chiff). We joke around here that the only articulation in the = Shrine's Kilgen is in the harmonic flutes! hee hee And one can STILL play Bach, =   trio conatas and the rest. >>   That is all wonderful! However, I have never heard a large Kilgen that I really liked. I have heard small ones that are delicate and lovely. But then, that is my preference. I, however, do not feel the need to suggest trashing every instrument that I don't personally think is representative = of my favorite style. I have no doubt that I could spend an enjoyable afternoon exploring the resource of "The Kilgen". I have never met a = pipe organ that didn't have something good in it.   Bruce . . . Cremona502@cs.com in the Beagles' Nest with the Baskerbeagles . . . Duncan, Miles, and Molly visit CornelyCues & Howling Acres: Ourworld.cs.com/Brucon502