PipeChat Digest #1609 - Sunday, October 8, 2000
 
Observation!
  by "Stu Ballinger" <wa2bss@vh.net>
Re: Observation!
  by "Karl E. Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersv.edu>
Re: Observation!
  by "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com>
Re: Observation!
  by <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
Fw: Observation!
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: Fw: Observation!
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: Interested Essay Question
  by "Douglas A Campbell" <dougcampbell@juno.com>
Re: Observation!
  by "Douglas A Campbell" <dougcampbell@juno.com>
Re: Observation!
  by <flcg1018@mails.fju.edu.tw>
Re: Observation!
  by "George Lawn" <sandlawn@bayou.com>
Re: Biggs Recordings
  by <DudelK@aol.com>
Re: Interested Essay Question
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com>
Recital Announcement
  by "Stephen Williams" <stepwill@enter.net>
 


(back) Subject: Observation! From: "Stu Ballinger" <wa2bss@vh.net> Date: Sat, 07 Oct 2000 10:24:05 -0400   Thanks to those of you who responded to my question. Observation: In 2002 it will be the 25th. Anniv. of the death of E.Power Biggs, & there ought to be a commeneration & celibration of his life that year! =   Thank's,.Stu Ballinger (1995 E.P.B.Fellow;OHS!)  
(back) Subject: Re: Observation! From: "Karl E. Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersv.edu> Date: Sat, 7 Oct 2000 10:57:16 -0400 (EDT)   > Thanks to those of you who responded to my question. > Observation: In 2002 it will be the 25th. Anniv. of the death of = E.Power > Biggs, & > there ought to be a commeneration & celibration of his life that year! It was a somewhat emotional experience for a guy as old as I to stand by his and his wife Peggy's grave marker at Mt. Auburn Cemetery near Boston during the OHS convention. While we've "moved on" beyond what Biggsy was saying and playing, we do owe him a great deal!   Yes, we should honor his memory. The precise date of his death is 10 March 1977. Amazingly, that falls on a Sunday. We should all play one or another thing he edited in our church services that day, and I have marked my 2002 planning calendar accordingly. Of interest here: Christ Episcopal Church, Reading PA, has an annual E. Power Biggs recital early in September of each year.   Cordially   Karl E. Moyer Lancaster PA    
(back) Subject: Re: Observation! From: "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com> Date: Sat, 7 Oct 2000 15:17:21 -0400   Stu Ballinger wrote:   > Thanks to those of you who responded to my question. > Observation: In 2002 it will be the 25th. Anniv. of the death of = E.Power > Biggs, & > there ought to be a commeneration & celibration of his life that year!   And Karl E. Moyer stated:   > Yes, we should honor his memory. The precise date of his death is > 10 March 1977. Amazingly, that falls on a Sunday. We should all play = one > or another thing he edited in our church services that day, and I have > marked my 2002 planning calendar accordingly.   > Of interest here: Christ Episcopal Church, Reading PA, has an > annual E. Power Biggs recital early in September of each year.     And, March 29th, 2006 marks his centenary. What a great celebration that will be. Having a weekly half-hour radio organ recital on CBS was amazing = - and thank goodness he did! Try that today on commercial AM radio! We're striving to keep "Pipedreams", "The Organ Loft", "Orgelwerke" and other = fine organ programs on FM and Public Radio.   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    
(back) Subject: Re: Observation! From: <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net> Date: Sat, 7 Oct 2000 17:54:22 -0400 (EDT)   It would also behoove record companies to re-master and re-issue Mr. Biggs' recordings in time for the 25th anniv. of his death.   Has anyone ever played so nearly perfectly? And do it in one take? I'm still amazed when I hear him.   Count me in on the 25th commemmoration. Neil    
(back) Subject: Fw: Observation! From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Sat, 7 Oct 2000 18:03:46 -0500   Mr. Biggs was indeed a finger-perfect technician. I too have several recordings of him and enjoy them often.   Rick   ----- Original Message ----- From: <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Saturday, October 07, 2000 4:54 PM Subject: Re: Observation!     > It would also behoove record companies to re-master and re-issue Mr. > Biggs' recordings in time for the 25th anniv. of his death. > > Has anyone ever played so nearly perfectly? And do it in one take? I'm > still amazed when I hear him. > > Count me in on the 25th commemmoration. > Neil > > > "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: Fw: Observation! From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Sat, 07 Oct 2000 16:08:48 -0700   Unfortunately, later in his career, those "perfect" takes were edited splicings, as he had severe arthritis.   Cheers,   Bud   VEAGUE wrote:   > Mr. Biggs was indeed a finger-perfect technician. I too have several > recordings of him and enjoy them often. > > Rick > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net> > To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Sent: Saturday, October 07, 2000 4:54 PM > Subject: Re: Observation! > > > It would also behoove record companies to re-master and re-issue Mr. > > Biggs' recordings in time for the 25th anniv. of his death. > > > > Has anyone ever played so nearly perfectly? And do it in one take? = I'm > > still amazed when I hear him. > > > > Count me in on the 25th commemmoration. > > Neil > > > > > > "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: Interested Essay Question From: "Douglas A Campbell" <dougcampbell@juno.com> Date: Sat, 7 Oct 2000 12:13:26 -0400     John,   How do you get a 2'Octave from a 2' Mixture ?? Doesn't the mixture have breaks ????     Douglas A. Campbell Skaneateles, NY     On Fri, 06 Oct 2000 17:41:21 -0500 "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> writes: > > Even some of the "practice" organs at Westminster are, I think, > quite > substantial, and the Fisk (Op/ 76A of 1978), for example, has two > manuals and 16 ranks as follows: > > GREAT > > 8' Spire Flute > 4' Principal > 2' Doublette (from Fourniture) > 2' Fourniture III > > POSITIVE > > 8' Gedackt > 4' Chimney Flute > 2.2/3' Nazard (from Cornet) > 2.2/3' Cornet III > 2' Octave (from Mixture) > 2' Mixture II > > PEDAL > > 16' Subbass > 8' Bourdon > 4' Octave > > John Speller >  
(back) Subject: Re: Observation! From: "Douglas A Campbell" <dougcampbell@juno.com> Date: Sat, 7 Oct 2000 21:26:39 -0400       On Sat, 7 Oct 2000 17:54:22 -0400 (EDT) Innkawgneeto@webtv.net writes: > It would also behoove record companies to re-master and re-issue Mr. > Biggs' recordings in time for the 25th anniv. of his death. > > Has anyone ever played so nearly perfectly? And do it in one take? > I'm > still amazed when I hear him.   Y E S ! ! ! ! ! Get yourself a copy of the "Fox Touch" recordings by Virgil made via "Direct to Disk" at the Garden Grove Community Church     Douglas A. Campbell Skaneateles, NY  
(back) Subject: Re: Observation! From: <flcg1018@mails.fju.edu.tw> Date: Sun, 8 Oct 2000 09:41:36 +0800 (CST)       On Sat, 7 Oct 2000 Innkawgneeto@webtv.net wrote:   > It would also behoove record companies to re-master and re-issue Mr. > Biggs' recordings in time for the 25th anniv. of his death.   Gothic has transferred some of his former recordings to CDs and has made them available... surf over to Gothic's web site, and see if you can find any pertinent information...   Best wishes to all....     Morton Belcher fellow pipechat list member   > > Has anyone ever played so nearly perfectly? And do it in one take? I'm > still amazed when I hear him. > > Count me in on the 25th commemmoration. > Neil > > > "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: Observation! From: "George Lawn" <sandlawn@bayou.com> Date: Sat, 07 Oct 2000 21:16:46 -0700   Yes, the direct to disk made by Fox at Garden Grove are pretty spectacular...   Sand Lawn     > > Y E S ! ! ! ! ! > Get yourself a copy of the "Fox Touch" recordings by Virgil made via > "Direct to Disk" at the Garden Grove Community Church > > Douglas A. Campbell > Skaneateles, NY > > "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: Biggs Recordings From: <DudelK@aol.com> Date: Sat, 7 Oct 2000 22:32:03 EDT   Sony has reissued a number of them. Unfortunately those Columbia early LPs =   from the early 50s will probably never come round again. The first Music = of Jubilee and some of the other things with concerted Bach chorales and some = of the others were quite wonderful to hear -- at least to a very young = organist at the time. It's encouraging to see that many of Virgil's things are = being reissued, as well as some of the Motab's things. If only someone could = bring out the Asper and Schreiner recital albums from the Motab on CD! At least = we still have the weekly Music and the Spoken Word broadcast, which comes in nicely in stereo in Washington every Sunday at 7:30 am; unfortunately the local Cable franchise has stopped carrying the video version of the = broadcast -- a definite loss of major proportions!   DudelK Washington, DC  
(back) Subject: Re: Interested Essay Question From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Sat, 07 Oct 2000 21:46:47 -0500   Douglas A Campbell wrote: > > John, > > How do you get a 2'Octave from a 2' Mixture ?? Doesn't the mixture = have > breaks ????   The Mixture concerned is II Rks., 2' + 1.1/3'. I am not sure if it has breaks or not; but if I were designing it the only break would be the 1.1/3' breaking back to 2.2/3' in the top octave.   John Speller  
(back) Subject: Recital Announcement From: "Stephen Williams" <stepwill@enter.net> Date: Sun, 8 Oct 2000 00:06:25 -0400   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0043_01C030BB.995B77E0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Hi all . . for those in the area of Northeast Pennsylvania who are not =3D making the pilgrimage to Riverside for the afternoon, Stephen Williams =3D and Russell Jackson will perform an organ duo recital at Cathedral =3D Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, PA on Sunday afternoon (Oct 8) at =3D 4:00. The organ is a new Austin III/46 installed in 1998. The program =3D will include Reger's transcription of Bach's Brandenburg No. 3 in G, =3D PDQ's Toot Suite, Rutter's Variations on an Easter Theme, Saint-Saens =3D Danse Macabre, Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, and Stars & Stripes =3D Forever. We will each play a solo piece as well . . Russell will play =3D Widor's 5th, 1st movement, and I, Widor's 6th, 1st movement. Ya'll come = =3D if you can! It'll be great fun. BTW, Russell is Canon =3D Organist-Choirmaster of the Cathedral, and I, Director of Music and =3D Organist at St. John's Lutheran in Allentown, PA.   Stephen Williams   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0043_01C030BB.995B77E0 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 5.00.2919.6307" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Hi all . . for those in the area of = =3D Northeast=3D20 Pennsylvania who are not making the pilgrimage to Riverside for the =3D afternoon,=3D20 Stephen Williams and Russell Jackson will perform an organ duo recital =3D at=3D20 Cathedral Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, PA on Sunday afternoon =3D (Oct 8) at=3D20 4:00. The organ is a new Austin III/46 installed in 1998. The program =3D will=3D20 include Reger's transcription of Bach's Brandenburg No. 3 in G, PDQ's =3D Toot=3D20 Suite, Rutter's Variations on an Easter Theme, Saint-Saens Danse =3D Macabre, Mozart=3D20 Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, and Stars &amp; Stripes Forever. We will each =3D play a=3D20 solo piece as well . . Russell will play Widor's 5th, 1st movement, and = =3D I,=3D20 Widor's 6th, 1st movement. Ya'll come if you can! It'll be great fun. =3D BTW,=3D20 Russell is Canon Organist-Choirmaster of the Cathedral, and I, Director = =3D of Music=3D20 and Organist at St. John's Lutheran in Allentown, PA.</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Stephen=3D20 Williams</FONT></DIV></FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0043_01C030BB.995B77E0--