PipeChat Digest #1633 - Tuesday, October 24, 2000
Re: Vic Mizzy - Ghost and Mr. Chicken
  by <support@opensystemsorgans.com>
Re: Appreciation
  by "Margo Dillard" <dillardm@airmail.net>
Re: Vic Mizzy - Ghost and Mr. Chicken
  by <TRACKELECT@cs.com>
Re: Vic Mizzy - Ghost and Mr. Chicken
  by "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu>
Albany Organs
  by "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com>
Recital attendance diagnosed.
  by <LLWheels@aol.com>
RE: Medinah Temple Austin
  by "Randy Terry" <randyterry@laumc.org>
Submarine (1926) : Seattle Paramount : Publix #1 -- TODAY!!!
  by "mhev.wa" <mhev.wa@netzero.net>
Re: Hand Problems
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
More Submarine (1928) followup
  by "mhev.wa" <mhev.wa@netzero.net>
RE: Hand Problems
  by "Bert Atwood" <atwoody@ispchannel.com>
Re: Hand Problems
  by "jnathan" <jnatpat@sunsix.infi.net>
Music Search
  by "Erik Johnson" <the_maitre@hotmail.com>
Re: Music Search
  by <GGK1000@cs.com>
Re: Music Search
  by "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com>
Re: Hand Problems
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: Albany Organs
  by <CareyOrgan@aol.com>
Re: Hand Problems
  by "STRAIGHT" <STRAIGHT@infoblvd.net>

(back) Subject: Re: Vic Mizzy - Ghost and Mr. Chicken From: <support@opensystemsorgans.com> Date: 23 Oct 2000 05:52:01 -0700   On Sun, 22 October 2000, David Brown wrote:   > Bach and other scary sounding stuff.   Oh, come on. Some of it's hard to play, but not THAT hard.   Dick Meckstroth      
(back) Subject: Re: Appreciation From: "Margo Dillard" <dillardm@airmail.net> Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 08:19:40 -0500   I, too, am blessed with a congregation that appreciates all the music in = the church. After the minister recommended putting the prelude after the = announcements/greeting, they have become about 90% quiet during the = prelude. A few people talk, but not loudly - and they tend to get looks = of disdain from those around them. The postlude is typical - play loud so = you can hear yourself over the stampede for the back door - but there are = always several who stay, and the number varies depending on the style of = the postlude. As in, I played a 16th century piece yesterday - only about = 8 people hung around - and when it ended on V, they just kind of laughed = and two of them who were choir members sang the tonic. But last week when the postlude was the Toccata = in D minor - about 40 people stayed. There are children and teenagers who = always come over to watch during the postlude.   And I don't think a week goes by that someone doesn't express appreciation = to both me and the choir director for the work we do.   But I think my favorite compliment of all time is still the week that a = young father and his son (about 3 years old) were walking out of the = sanctuary right in front of me, and the father looked back and told me the = music was "beautiful today" - and his son turned around and gave him that = eye-rolling look only 3 year olds can give and said "of course the music = was beautiful, daddy - it's CHURCH!"   I've had one bad, emotionally destructive church job and a few neutral, = never really say anything good or bad church jobs - and I can say it is a = true blessing to find a job where both the staff and the people are truly = supportive and loving. To those of you with the bad ones, I can only say = keep looking - there are good churches out there to be found. Don't give = up on all of them because of the bad apples.   But don't come looking at mine - I'm keeping it! ;-)   Margo Dillard Organist, First United Methodist Church Lewisville, TX    
(back) Subject: Re: Vic Mizzy - Ghost and Mr. Chicken From: <TRACKELECT@cs.com> Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 09:08:45 EDT   In a message dated 10/22/00 10:15:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time, velcty@earthlink.net writes:   << Where I live in Dallas, Tx., Halloween is BIG. We had over four = thousand trick or treaters last year alone!!! We have constructed a fake pipe = organ that is erected each year at Halloween. It plays scary music (from hidden speakers in the rear). It plays Bach and other scary sounding stuff. I have been trying over three years to get what I really want - Vic = Mizzy's organ theme from the "Ghost and Mr. Chicken" movie. I think it is PERFECT haunted house organ music. >>   Two things: First, I have not seen any responses to your post. I don't know if there = have been any since I get very few Pipechat messages and I suspect that I may = not be getting all posts due to some cyber glitch. Second; There are many people that want to get the organ, particularly the =   pipe organ, away from this kind of image. It is very hard to overcome a stereo type. The organ has a popular image of being either a quiet little = box with buttons on it played by an elderly lady in a church or a maniacal contraption played by a mad scientist or ghoul. I love Halloween and all the stuff that goes with it. I do up my house and =   blast scary music myself, but I try to stay away from organ music. I don't =   want to sound preachy and this whole thing is no big deal but this is how = I feel and this may be why you are not getting responses to your post. I = wish you good luck and wish I had the time to do this kind of thing. I worked = in the worlds largest walk thru haunted house for five years and miss the = thrill of it. However I don't have the time to do anything major as I run a fledgeling organ company and have to do most of the work myself. Good luck Alan B  
(back) Subject: Re: Vic Mizzy - Ghost and Mr. Chicken From: "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu> Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 10:04:38 -0400   Good Point Alan!   Although at the Bardavon theatre we do our console alcove up with pumpkins and spiders. but then our people get to hear the organ all the time = playing to ALL kinds of atmospheres and seasons and topics etc.   But to make the FIRST experience a scary one does not help the cause.   Friday night 10/27 is our "fright film" - "the Shining" @ 7:30pm   Juan Cardone Jr. at the console at 7PM and after the film. I'm sure he plans spooky stuff. Next month we do "Doctor Zhivago" and we might use = snow and Russian music.(and of course the gorgeous theme music)   John V      
(back) Subject: Albany Organs From: "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com> Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 11:00:43 -0400   Hello, the Cathedral of All Saints, Episcopal, South Swan St. Albany, behind the State Educational building, has Sunday afternoon organ concerts starting in November. They are at 4pm, and sometimes followed by Evensong with the Men and Boy Choir or other visiting choirs. The cathedral is the oldest Episcopal Cathedral in the US, and the interior is breathtaking. The organ was originally Austin 1904 Opus 45, 4-65, rebuilt 1923, and worked on in 1956 by Aeolian-Skinner Opus 1275, redone 1974-1986 by Broome/Isaacson of the Austin Organ Company, a recent 9 rank Austin antiphonal division, 32 foot pedal reed, 1974 console. Now 4 manuals, 65ranks Opus 45A. Call the Cathedral office for info. after arriving. Judy Ollikkala from Worcester MA, whose son sang in the choir when at RPI, and I still travel there to attend concerts.  
(back) Subject: Recital attendance diagnosed. From: <LLWheels@aol.com> Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 13:05:20 EDT   In a message dated 10/23/2000 4:02:20 AM Central Daylight Time, pipechat@pipechat.org writes:   << It plays Bach and other scary sounding stuff. >>   A light goes on!!!!!! We are frightening the audience away with Bach and other scary stuff! Personally I am much more afraid of Metal-rock and = grunge bands, but perhaps the lad has hit on something we need to know about. XENOMUSICAPHOBIA! - Irrational fear of unknown music. In fact, I think I = see clear signs of this disease in the programmers at my local classial radio station. We need to start looking for a cure for this immediately. = Somebody call the Center for Disease Control. Start planning benefit concerts....oops...that might be a problem. Someone apply for government money!!!   Larry L. Wheelock =3D:o    
(back) Subject: RE: Medinah Temple Austin From: "Randy Terry" <randyterry@laumc.org> Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 10:20:28 -0700   At least make a master recording. I'd sure buy a CD. Randy Terry   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of Jon C. Habermaas Sent: Saturday, October 21, 2000 7:10 PM To: PipeChat; piporg-l; organchat@egroups.com Subject: Medinah Temple Austin     The impending sale of Medinah Temple to a group which intends to remodel the Temple building and adjacent Tree Studios into what they believe will be a commercially viable locations is getting closer. The fate of the 1915 Austin is still uncertain, but I understand that there is a church somewhere out west that is very interested. There is hope that a final concert on the organ which may take place in early December. There was = some discussion over having a recording made of the program and the question = was raised as to whether they would be much interest in this recording. The only certainty at this point is that the organ will be removed from the Temple. If a program which will be open to the public is planned I will make the information available. regards,   jch     "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: Submarine (1926) : Seattle Paramount : Publix #1 -- TODAY!!! From: "mhev.wa" <mhev.wa@netzero.net> Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 12:48:08 -0700   Submarine (1926) will be playing at the Seattle Paramount at 19h TODAY. The organ is a Werlitzer Publix #1.   The Seattle Paramount is at the Trade & Convention Centre, at the bus tunnel. #71, #72, #75 Metro #512 Sound Transit #4xx Snohomish County Busses   VICTORIA ARRIVES IN HALIFAX Crews of frigates in Halifax Harbour lined the decks and took their hats = off as they yelled out "hip hip hurrah" to welcome Victoria, Canada's newest submarine. FULL STORY: http://halifax2.cbc.ca/cgi-bin/view?/news/2000/10/23/ns_newsub001023               _______________________________________________ Why pay for something you could get for free? NetZero provides FREE Internet Access and Email http://www.netzero.net/download/index.html  
(back) Subject: Re: Hand Problems From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 16:03:29 EDT   In a message dated 10/23/00 1:14:31 AM !!!First Boot!!!, diaphone64@hotmail.com writes:   << I have had a problem woth my Right hand appear. .... Throbbing pain. I play Broadway scores on a very bad acoustic upright piano with the = ring and little finger playing the melody, do a lot of computer work, do a lot = of writing, moved about a 1/2 ton of stones to expand my drive way = yesterday, eat a lot of microvave popcorn with my right hand, and do a lot of = intricate things (such as solder wires and fix contacts on organ relay switches and =   note relays).>> Drawing upon my years of experience in the medical field, I'd suggest that =   you stop doing some of those things listed above!! ($200 due for consultation!! ;-)... )   < No, I do not grip the steering wheel while driving.>   Good move! I've always been told that driving with your knees saves lots = of wear and tear on your hands and fingers! <Has anyone else had this problem???>   Not this particular problem, but occasionally when I do too much uncharacteristic work (yard, carpentry, etc) I find that my hands and = other muscles rebel. I suggest two things: A) Be careful that you do not over-stress your muscles by doing too much uncharacteristic activity; B) =   don't over-exert and be sure to compensate your body with rest.   Hope your problem clears up soon. Go soak in a hot tub of water (bubbles = ad lib!!). 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: More Submarine (1928) followup From: "mhev.wa" <mhev.wa@netzero.net> Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 13:05:19 -0700   Submarine (1926) : Seattle Paramount : Publix #1 -- TODAY!!!   Internet Movie DB: http://us.imdb.com/Title?0019434 http://us.imdb.com/Name?Howell,+Dorothy (writer) http://us.imdb.com/Name?Capra,+Frank Studied electrical engineering at CalTech, and only began working in films as a temporary summer job. Interred at Coachella Valley Cemetery, Coachella, California, USA (1982) Awarded American Film Institute Life Achievement Award Capra was once a gag man for the Keystone Film Company (best known for its Keystone Kops shorts). Son Tom and Frank Jr. Daughter Lulu. Family lived in Fallbrook, = California, USA. =3D=3D--=3D=3D--=3D=3D--=3D=3D http://us.imdb.com/Bio?Holt,+Jack Robust-looking, square-jawed, pencil-mustachioed US actor who portrayed heroes in silents and many talkies and finally graduated to character = roles in later years until his death. Another son, David Holt (I) was a minor actor. One of the 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) Father of actor Tim Holt Father of actors Jennifer Holt and Tim Holt, with the latter of whom he bit-played in John Huston's 'The Treasure of the Sierra Madre' (1948).   http://us.imdb.com/Name?Revier,+Dorothy http://us.imdb.com/Name?Graves,+Ralph http://us.imdb.com/Name?Burton,+Clarence http://us.imdb.com/Name?Rankin,+Arthur   -=3D-=3D-=3D-=3D-=3D-=3D-=3D-=3D-=3D-=3D-=3D-=3D-=3D-=3D-=3D-=3D-=3D-=3D-= =3D-=3D-=3D-=3D-=3D- 'NEW' SUB ARRIVES IN HALIFAX The first of four refurbished British submarines has arrived in Halifax, giving Canada's navy a new presence underwater again. FULL STORY: http://cbc.ca/cgi-bin/view?/news/2000/10/22/sub001021   and finally :   HAIR ANALYSIS SAYS BEETHOVEN DIED OF LEAD POISONING A four-year analysis of a lock of Ludwig van Beethoven's hair suggests = lead poisoning could be the cause of certain ailments suffered by the famous composer. FULL STORY: http://cbc.ca/cgi-bin/view?/news/2000/10/18/beethoven001018   HEARING HELPS PEOPLE SEE MORE CLEARLY: STUDY A new study suggests seeing and hearing are more closely linked than previously thought. FULL STORY: http://cbc.ca/cgi-bin/view?/news/2000/10/18/hearsee001018         _______________________________________________ Why pay for something you could get for free? NetZero provides FREE Internet Access and Email http://www.netzero.net/download/index.html  
(back) Subject: RE: Hand Problems From: "Bert Atwood" <atwoody@ispchannel.com> Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 13:21:58 -0700   BreWse wRotE: > > Hope your problem clears up soon. Go soak in a hot tub of water = (bubbles ad > lib!!). > I've been told that cold is better than heat (cuts down on inflammation) - Bert (who also has carple tunnel problems).   P.S. - on March 27, 2000, Zachary Uram posted a EXTREMELY complete list of resources regarding carple tunnel problems on PIPEORG-L.    
(back) Subject: Re: Hand Problems From: "jnathan" <jnatpat@sunsix.infi.net> Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 15:49:40 -0500   From: "Jason Comet" <diaphone64@hotmail.com>     > I have had a problem woth my Right hand appear.   Jason... If you are a member of organchat too, you will have seen my saga on my hand problem this summer and fall, and I just wanted to tell you that if you have ANY problems that need professional attention, and if you have the means to do so, get your hand to Lousville Ky, to Drs. Kleinert and Kutz. They head the internationally known hand center as a part of Jewish Hospital. They are known as being the best specialists in the country on hand problems, and the whole practice is simply amazing. They are definitely worth looking into for ANY hand injury or pain. Hope this helps... J Nathan Patton St. Peter's Episcopal FUMC Paducah, Ky    
(back) Subject: Music Search From: "Erik Johnson" <the_maitre@hotmail.com> Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 17:28:37 EDT   Greetings All,   I am looking for two choral pieces. 1. Te Deum in Bb major - Charles V. Stanford 2. Psalm 150 - Charles V. Stanford   My three music distributors tell me the Psalm 150 is no longer in print by =   Novello. The Te Deum seems to only be available in Unison arrangements.   I am looking for SATB arrangements of both. I will gladly pay (a reasonable sum) for a copy (or copies) anyone on the list may be willing to part with.   Thanks,   Erik _________________________________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at http://www.hotmail.com.   Share information about yourself, create your own public profile at http://profiles.msn.com.    
(back) Subject: Re: Music Search From: <GGK1000@cs.com> Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 17:31:30 EDT   I think I have a copy of the PS 150 at work. Send me your address and I = well send it to you. It is an anglican chant setting.   Gordon King Montclair, NJ  
(back) Subject: Re: Music Search From: "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com> Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 17:43:43 -0500       Erik Johnson wrote:   > Greetings All, > > I am looking for two choral pieces. > 1. Te Deum in Bb major - Charles V. Stanford > 2. Psalm 150 - Charles V. Stanford > > My three music distributors tell me the Psalm 150 is no longer in print = by > Novello. The Te Deum seems to only be available in Unison arrangements.   The Stanford is indeed in print: cf #361 of _The Anglican Chant Psalter_ (The Church Hymnal Corporation, NY. 1987). The Chant appears to be in the Public domain.   ns    
(back) Subject: Re: Hand Problems From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 16:28:04   At 09:13 PM 10/22/2000 EDT, you wrote: >I have had a problem woth my Right hand appear. From my little finger >(mostly around the base of the finger) down through to my wrist.<snip> >Has anyone else had this problem???<snip> >I just hope I'm not developing an early form of Carpeltunnel!!!<snip>   No "early" about it...you've got it already. Welcome to the new work-related injury of the 20th century.   I served on a national committee investigating CTS at AT&T and other workplaces, and learned quite a bit about causitive factors. Moving the rocks definately won't cause it, and, if anything would probably give welcome stretching relief. The piano is a problem, as is the organ. The 'puter, IF you've not been using a wrist pad and using proper hand/arm posture, is the BIG problem. Playing organ/piano with similar posture = will also cause permanent damage. Keeping the wrists HIGH, to help avoid the unnatural curvature of the tunnel, is imperative.   You're just a kid, so there's a chance that permanent damage to the sheath hasn't happened yet. Use a wrist pad and the brace whenever typing at the 'puter. How this will work while playing is beyond me! Suffice it to say that, unless you take corrective action now, you're going to have a permanent disability requiring treatment, and the oversimplfied "nerve cutting" quick fix by no means gets rid of the problems.   DeserTBoB  
(back) Subject: Re: Albany Organs From: <CareyOrgan@aol.com> Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 23:07:14 EDT   The organ at All Saints Cathedral has been decommissioned and completely covered up for the duration of the roof and other work which is in = progress.   The 32' Pedal Reed was voiced and installed by the Carey Organ Company, = Inc., of Troy NY which also maintains the instruments at the Cathedral.   There is a large electronic serving as a substitute instrument. This is a =   Saville retrofit with MusiCom Electronics.  
(back) Subject: Re: Hand Problems From: "STRAIGHT" <STRAIGHT@infoblvd.net> Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2000 02:10:45 -0400   Moving rocks definitely WILL cause it. Been there, done that, unfortunately.   Just give your body a chance, allow it to rest and it will probably repair itself in a couple of days. If you still have a bad problem after about a week, then you have a more serious problem. Isn't there something you can do ----- watch TV or something----that will allow your hands to rest? I know it's hard, but try. Take a day off -----if you broke your leg you'd have to stop, and the world wouldn't come to an end. Your hands are SO important, give them a chance. Go someplace ----and don't drive yourself. Let someone else drive, or take a bus trip for a day or something. Rest your hands, deliberately. You won't lose your skill by not playing for a day or two. In fact = you might just discover the opposite, sometimes a rest results in improvement when you start again.   Best wishes to you, Diane S. southwest NYS-----who did almost the same thing with way too much painting one nice day last week and found herself watching movies while resting the hands