PipeChat Digest #1634 - Wednesday, October 25, 2000
 
Pipes Spectacular! in Shreveport
  by "Robert Ehrhardt" <r_ehrh@bellsouth.net>
Re: Weigle Echterdingen (organ builder) Stuttgart
  by <WiegandCJ@aol.com>
Re: Weigle Echterdingen (organ builder) Stuttgart
  by "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersv.edu>
Re: Pipes Spectacular! in Shreveport
  by "Stan Guy" <texstan@earthlink.net>
Re: Weigle Echterdingen (organ builder) Stuttgart
  by "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersv.edu>
Felix Hell in Lancaster PA on Sunday 29 Oct
  by "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersv.edu>
Re: Pipes Spectacular! in Shreveport
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Puget Sound TOs
  by "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net>
RE: Puget Sound TOs
  by "Tom Blackwell" <tom@pstos.org>
Re: Pipes Spectacular! in Shreveport
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com>
Re: Hymn Playing
  by "Jim" <bald1@prodigy.net>
RE: Hymn Playing
  by "Darrell Coons" <dcoons@netacc.net>
Re: Pipes Spectacular! Gordon Young
  by "Stephen Ohmer" <knopfregal@yahoo.com>
A capella verses/hymn playing
  by "Randy Terry" <randyterry@laumc.org>
 


(back) Subject: Pipes Spectacular! in Shreveport From: "Robert Ehrhardt" <r_ehrh@bellsouth.net> Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2000 08:15:58 -0500   Pipes Spectacular! presented by the North Louisiana Chapter of the American Guild of Organis= ts Sunday, October 15, 2000 St. Mark's Cathedral, Shreveport, LA (=C6olian-Skinner, IV/108)   Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 - J. S. Bach William Teague, organist   A Reading from Olivier Messiaen Ronald Dean   Sonata pian' e forte - Giovanni Gabrielli Shreveport Brass Quintet Dr. Hollice Smith Watson, organist   Hymn - Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee - arr. John Ferguson Congregation and Festival Chorus Shreveport Brass Quintet and Timpani David Sherman, organist   Christos Patterakis - Roy Perry James Culp, organist   The Lamb - John Taverner Psallite Singers Dr. Hollice Smith Watson, conductor   Kleine Orgelmesse - Franz Josef Haydn Killgore College Chorale Theresa Arnold, soprano String Orchestra Paul Neal, conductor Mary Heiden, organist   Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 - J. S. Bach Thomas Wright, organist   Hymn - Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation - arr, Sterling Procter Congregation and festival Singers Shreveport Brass Quintet and Timpani E. Ray Peebles, organist   Kyrie, from Messe solenelle - Louis Vierne Festival Chorus Donald Smith, conductor E. Ray Peebles and Janet Walker Colbert, organists   Toccata, from the Fifth Organ Symphony - Charles-Marie Widor Gwen Tomlin, organist      
(back) Subject: Re: Weigle Echterdingen (organ builder) Stuttgart From: <WiegandCJ@aol.com> Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2000 09:50:53 EDT   In einer eMail vom 23.10.00 06:26:00 (MEZ) - Mitteleurop. Sommerzeit = schreibt kmoyer@marauder.millersv.edu:   << Can anyone tell me anything about Weigle Echterdingen of Stuttgart? I came upon a two-manual tubular-pneumatic of 21 ranks in St. Michael Church, Pfeffingen, south of Stuttgart in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Opus 691, built in 1932 and restored in 1999 to quite good condition. >>   You'll find some historical notes about Weigele on http://www.trierer-orgelpunkt.de/domorgel3.htm   Carl  
(back) Subject: Re: Weigle Echterdingen (organ builder) Stuttgart From: "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersv.edu> Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2000 12:18:57 -0400   Dear Carl,   Many, many thanks for your reference to this web site. I've both read and printed out a copy. Interesting.   Cordially,   Karl   > From: WiegandCJ@aol.com > Reply-To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2000 09:50:53 EDT > To: pipechat@pipechat.org > Subject: Re: Weigle Echterdingen (organ builder) Stuttgart > > In einer eMail vom 23.10.00 06:26:00 (MEZ) - Mitteleurop. Sommerzeit = schreibt > kmoyer@marauder.millersv.edu: > > << Can anyone tell me anything about Weigle Echterdingen of Stuttgart? = I > came upon a two-manual tubular-pneumatic of 21 ranks in St. Michael > Church, Pfeffingen, south of Stuttgart in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Opus > 691, built in 1932 and restored in 1999 to quite good condition. >>> > > You'll find some historical notes about Weigele on > http://www.trierer-orgelpunkt.de/domorgel3.htm > > Carl > > "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: Pipes Spectacular! in Shreveport From: "Stan Guy" <texstan@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2000 11:31:24 -0500   Robert---   WOW! Wish I'd known that was going on.   Guess I should pay more attention, huh?   I haven't heard the St Mark's instrument in years.....does it = still sound great?   Best Regards,   Stan Guy Dallas        
(back) Subject: Re: Weigle Echterdingen (organ builder) Stuttgart From: "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersv.edu> Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2000 13:01:15 -0400   Having raised the question and been graciously assisted in learning about the organ builder firm in Stuttgart named Weigle, let me share the stoplist of the organ in the village of Pfeffingen, just west of Albstadt and east of Balingen, south of Stuttgart, which I heard and played last June.   Organ at St. Nicholas Church, Pfeffingen, Baden-W=FCrttemberg   Weigle, Opus. 691 Echterdingen bei Stuttgart, 1932   HAUPTWERK SCHWELLWERK 8' Principal 8' Fl=F6tenprincipal Rohrfl=F6te Flute amabile Salicional Viole d'amour 4' Octave 4' Travers Fl=F6te 2' Germshorn 2' Piccolo IV-V Mixture 2 2/3/1/35 Sesquialtera   PEDAL 16' Subbass Sanftbass 8' Octave 4' Choralbass=20   Tubular-pneumatic action Restored, 1999   Organist, 2000: Horst Schairer Lengeltalstr. 18 D-72459 Albstadt-Pfeffingen   It is in fine condition and sounds quite wonderful in the buildling.   I've wondered if this is typical for village churches in Germany.   There is a heater in the music rack light and another on the wall behin= d the organist to help stay warm while playing or practicing in a cold church= .. Does this indicate that the church may have little or no heat in winter time, even during Sunday Gottesdienst? I'd have benefitted by this in some places where I've been in America!!   Cordially,   Dr. Karl E. Moyer Lancaster PA    
(back) Subject: Felix Hell in Lancaster PA on Sunday 29 Oct From: "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersv.edu> Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2000 13:17:01 -0400   The young, phenemon Felix Hell will play a recital at Grace Lutheran Church, North Queen & James, Lancaster PA, on Sunday 29 Oct at 4 p.m. Given that the day is Reformation Sunday, his program includes a number of somewhat "Lutheran" items: the first half entirely of Bach and the secon= d half oepning with Mendelssohn Sonata 6 on "Vater unser in Himmelreich."   The major Bach works include the Pre & Fug in D and the Toccata, Adagi= o and Fugue in C. He'll also play the "Giant Fugue" on "Wir glauben all' an einem Gott," the finale from Symph. 1 (Vierne) and the last two mov'ts of Symph 5 (Widor), plus music of Rheinberger, Karg-Elert and the modern Toccata on "Schlafes Bruder" by Norbert Schneider, German film composer, fo= r which Hell is becoming well known.   The organ is 1967 Hermann Schlicker, 54 ranks on Great, Swell, R=FCckpositiv and Pedal, with newly-added Walker 16' and 32' Bourdon stops, t= o be introduced for the first time at this recital. The organ is on the rea= r gallery, where it belongs -- :-) --, and the buildling is excellent fo= r organ music. One hears it best between the middle of the nave and the 3rd pew from the front. An early arrival is recommended.   Persons coming from west, north or east of Lancaster should look for PA Rt 222 SOUTH into the city. After driving south for quite a number of blocks on Prince Street, turn LEFT at the next traffic light on to James an= d go one block to the east; there church is right there.(Queen Street is one-way going NORTH.) Free parking is available in the Lancaster General Hospital parking garage slightly further north on Queen and beyond the church.=20   Folks can visit mit Herr Hell following the recital at a reception in the church's Fellowship Hall and purchase CDs of his at Frankfort, Newark and at St. Peter Lutheran Church under the Citicorp Bldg on Lexington Avenu= e in NYC.=20   Cordially,   Karl E. Moyer    
(back) Subject: Re: Pipes Spectacular! in Shreveport From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2000 16:01:26 EDT   The program at St. Mark's Shreveport looks like it was wonderful. In addition, considering those who participated and the venue I'm sure it was = an exciting event.   However, many of the programs seems to have taken a decidedly religious = turn. Wasn't one of the purposes of this Pipes Spectacular to showcase the = pipe organ as a secular-friendly instrument? Or did I infer that on my own? = Just curious....   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: Puget Sound TOs From: "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2000 17:46:40 -0400   Speaking of Puget Sound. In 1950, a crew from Pacific Lutheran removed a Hope Jones from The ?Fox in New York. It sat in storage for a year, and then was installed in the gymnasium at PLC by R. Byard Fritts, father of Paul, who was then a little kid. Have I heard that it's been removed from that gym? Put into the new one? Or what?   Alan Freed   > From: "mhev.wa" <mhev.wa@netzero.net> > Reply-To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2000 22:18:03 -0700 > To: <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Subject: Re: Organist Shortage - considerations -- theatre ... > > All of the theatre organists I know are in their 50's ... Hokum, of > http://hokumhall.org/ is at least in his late 40's. > If I were to start some sort of career in the biz, I would be the infant = ... > being in the 30's. > > Myself, I may have to move to Portland to allow me to finish my EE = degree > ... and I will have to learn the career there. > [me, SEA] > > Sad, to some extent ... as Seattle (Puget Sound) has more organs. > > If I manage to migrate to ANZ ... the only compatition I have will be = Neils > Jensen (he seems to be the only one!) > NZ has no theatre organ scene -- even 'The Bush Cenderilla' was not able = to > bring it back. (Turn of the century Auckland) > > > > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: <JKVDP@aol.com> > To: <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Sent: 21 October, 2000 22:04 > Subject: Re: Organist Shortage - considerations -- theatre ... > > >> In a message dated 00-10-21 21:27:56 EDT, mhev.wa@netzero.net writes: >> >> << Yes, I agree 98.132938% -- but how does this help the situation of = lack > of >> Theatre Organists ... >> >>>> >> >> I don't recall ever seeing ads for Theatre organists and I read the > Theatre >> Organ Mag. too. Is there really a shortage of professional theatre > organists? > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > _____NetZero Free Internet Access and Email______ > http://www.netzero.net/download/index.html > > "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: Puget Sound TOs From: "Tom Blackwell" <tom@pstos.org> Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2000 15:24:01 -0700   This instrument was from the Liberty Theatre in Seattle and was Wurlitzer opus #41, installed in 1914. In 1955, the organ was moved to the Pacific Lutheran U. gymnasium. In 1973, it was moved to the First Church of the Nazarene in Spokane, Washington. More information about this instrument is available on the PSTOS web site:   http://www.pstos.org/instruments/wa/seattle/liberty.htm   Best regards,   Tom Blackwell Seattle, WA tom@pstos.org     > -----Original Message----- > From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of > Alan Freed > Sent: Tuesday, October 24, 2000 2:47 PM > To: PipeChat > Subject: Puget Sound TOs > > > Speaking of Puget Sound. In 1950, a crew from Pacific > Lutheran removed a > Hope Jones from The ?Fox in New York. It sat in storage for > a year, and > then was installed in the gymnasium at PLC by R. Byard > Fritts, father of > Paul, who was then a little kid. Have I heard that it's been > removed from > that gym? Put into the new one? Or what? > > Alan Freed > > > From: "mhev.wa" <mhev.wa@netzero.net> > > Reply-To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> > > Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2000 22:18:03 -0700 > > To: <pipechat@pipechat.org> > > Subject: Re: Organist Shortage - considerations -- theatre ... > > > > All of the theatre organists I know are in their 50's ... Hokum, of > > http://hokumhall.org/ is at least in his late 40's. > > If I were to start some sort of career in the biz, I would > be the infant ... > > being in the 30's. > > > > Myself, I may have to move to Portland to allow me to > finish my EE degree > > ... and I will have to learn the career there. > > [me, SEA] > > > > Sad, to some extent ... as Seattle (Puget Sound) has more organs. > > > > If I manage to migrate to ANZ ... the only compatition I > have will be Neils > > Jensen (he seems to be the only one!) > > NZ has no theatre organ scene -- even 'The Bush Cenderilla' > was not able to > > bring it back. (Turn of the century Auckland) > > > > > > > > > > ----- Original Message ----- > > From: <JKVDP@aol.com> > > To: <pipechat@pipechat.org> > > Sent: 21 October, 2000 22:04 > > Subject: Re: Organist Shortage - considerations -- theatre ... > > > > > >> In a message dated 00-10-21 21:27:56 EDT, > mhev.wa@netzero.net writes: > >> > >> << Yes, I agree 98.132938% -- but how does this help the > situation of lack > > of > >> Theatre Organists ... > >> > >>>> > >> > >> I don't recall ever seeing ads for Theatre organists and I read the > > Theatre > >> Organ Mag. too. Is there really a shortage of professional theatre > > organists? > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > _____NetZero Free Internet Access and Email______ > > http://www.netzero.net/download/index.html > > > > "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: Pipes Spectacular! in Shreveport From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2000 18:06:21 -0500   Did any of the Pipes Spectacular events feature a work by Clarence = Dickinson as was suggested? I hoped ours would have "Joy of the Redeemed", but = alas, it was not to be.   Glenda      
(back) Subject: Re: Hymn Playing From: "Jim" <bald1@prodigy.net> Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2000 19:27:13 -0500   I am alittle late on this one but I have to agree with DeserTBob. I = cannot imagine playing the hymns as written. Besides, if nothing else, the congregation needs to catch their breath.   Jim H ----- Original Message ----- From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2000 10:40 PM Subject: Re: Hymn Playing     > At 07:20 PM 10/17/2000 -0500, you wrote: > >> << I play hymns exactly as they are written. I never vary the = harmony, I > >> never add progressions, I never add flourishes, and I don't = modulate. I > >> play them exactly as written<snip> > > Fine for the first "run-through" of an unfamiliar hymn (had to do that a > LOT with RCs, as they're notorious "slow learners"), > mention put the congregants to sleep! Of course, this is MY opinion...I > COULD be wrong! > > 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: RE: Hymn Playing From: "Darrell Coons" <dcoons@netacc.net> Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2000 22:55:00 -0400   > I am alittle late on this one but I have to agree with DeserTBob. > I cannot > imagine playing the hymns as written. Besides, if nothing else, the > congregation needs to catch their breath. > > Jim H     To me there is nothing quite as boring as playing a hymn as written. I do have to be sensitive though, because there are a few (actually quite a = few) in our congregation who enjoy singing hymns in harmony, so I usually try = to get creative while maintaining the written harmony. Organ descants, faux-bourdon settings, and of course varied registrations all work. But we do have one understanding in our parish - the last stanza is MINE, ALL = MINE. :-))   Darrell    
(back) Subject: Re: Pipes Spectacular! Gordon Young From: "Stephen Ohmer" <knopfregal@yahoo.com> Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2000 20:17:42 -0700 (PDT)   At the Tulsa Pipes Spectacular, the narrator mentioned that one requirement of the programs was that one piece by Gordon Young was to be included. Ithink, perhaps becaue of the generous donation from Young's estate. Was that just an option?   Steve Ohmer, just curious   --- Robert Ehrhardt <r_ehrh@bellsouth.net> wrote: > Pipes Spectacular! > presented by the North Louisiana Chapter of the > American Guild of Organists > Sunday, October 15, 2000 > St. Mark's Cathedral, Shreveport, LA > (=C6olian-Skinner, IV/108) > > Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 - J. S. > Bach > William Teague, organist > > A Reading from Olivier Messiaen > Ronald Dean > > Sonata pian' e forte - Giovanni Gabrielli > Shreveport Brass Quintet > Dr. Hollice Smith Watson, organist > > Hymn - Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee - arr. > John Ferguson > Congregation and Festival Chorus > Shreveport Brass Quintet and Timpani > David Sherman, organist > > Christos Patterakis - Roy Perry > James Culp, organist > > The Lamb - John Taverner > Psallite Singers > Dr. Hollice Smith Watson, conductor > > Kleine Orgelmesse - Franz Josef Haydn > Killgore College Chorale > Theresa Arnold, soprano > String Orchestra > Paul Neal, conductor > Mary Heiden, organist > > Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 - J. > S. Bach > Thomas Wright, organist > > Hymn - Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation - > arr, Sterling Procter > Congregation and festival Singers > Shreveport Brass Quintet and Timpani > E. Ray Peebles, organist > > Kyrie, from Messe solenelle - Louis Vierne > Festival Chorus > Donald Smith, conductor > E. Ray Peebles and Janet Walker Colbert, > organists > > Toccata, from the Fifth Organ Symphony - > Charles-Marie Widor > Gwen Tomlin, organist > > > > "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 >     =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D     __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Yahoo! Messenger - Talk while you surf! It's FREE. http://im.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: A capella verses/hymn playing From: "Randy Terry" <randyterry@laumc.org> Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2000 20:32:06 -0700   In a good room with a choir that can carry the parts (even a small choir = can do this!) I think it is fun for the organ to drop out for an a capella stanza. This can be very effective and the interlude getting back for the next verse can be fun, too!   Randy Terry