PipeChat Digest #1351 - Tuesday, April 18, 2000
 
Re: organs in Orthodox Churches???
  by "Jackson R. Williams II" <jackwilliams_1999@yahoo.com>
Re: organs in Orthodox Churches???Ammended email
  by "Jackson R. Williams II" <jackwilliams_1999@yahoo.com>
Re: A good book.
  by "Dave G." <dave_hat@hotmail.com>
Palm Sunday
  by "Robert  Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net>
Re: Les Rameaux
  by <dougcampbell@juno.com>
Re: Les Rameaux
  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com>
question to everyone.......
  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com>
Re: question to everyone.......Difficult Pieces
  by <Lewwill@aol.com>
X-post:  Some neat old stuff
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Les Rameaux
  by <JKVDP@aol.com>
 


(back) Subject: Re: organs in Orthodox Churches??? From: "Jackson R. Williams II" <jackwilliams_1999@yahoo.com> Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2000 04:03:54 -0700 (PDT)   Saints Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church has a 30+ rank Schantz installed in the late 1980's. It was in the TAO.   --- Barbara Eppley <beppley@acorn.net> wrote: > > I have heard Father Jim Miller play at the Armory > in Cleveland, Ohio > What a wonderful Organist he was ! > x > -- > The Eppley Family > beppley@acorn.net or eppleyb@cs.com > > "I don't expect miracles..I rely on them" > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > q > > x > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > The Eppley's: > beppley@acorn.net,lilkate06@aol.com,blondi4692@aol.com,Yrexlncy@aol.com, > smtp:eppleyg@bemis.com > > > "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 > >   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Send online invitations with Yahoo! Invites. http://invites.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: Re: organs in Orthodox Churches???Ammended email From: "Jackson R. Williams II" <jackwilliams_1999@yahoo.com> Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2000 04:05:50 -0700 (PDT)   I forgot to include the location: Saints Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church in Glenview, Illinois has a 30+ rank Schantz installed in 1988. It was in the TAO.   --- Barbara Eppley <beppley@acorn.net> wrote: > > I have heard Father Jim Miller play at the Armory > in Cleveland, Ohio > What a wonderful Organist he was ! > x > -- > The Eppley Family > beppley@acorn.net or eppleyb@cs.com > > "I don't expect miracles..I rely on them" > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > q > > x > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > The Eppley's: > beppley@acorn.net,lilkate06@aol.com,blondi4692@aol.com,Yrexlncy@aol.com, > smtp:eppleyg@bemis.com > > > "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 > >   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Send online invitations with Yahoo! Invites. http://invites.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: Re: A good book. From: "Dave G." <dave_hat@hotmail.com> Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2000 11:01:39 PDT     >Irwin's book is quite a work...a little bit of information on = >everything.   Yes it is. Some of the good points in the work are his appendices on the single-variable factors that influence timbre, and his very comprehensive and excellent explanations of pipe construction.   I found his timbre descriptions irritating. Rather than actually showing spectrum plots with helpful arrows pointing to harmonically significant components, he used such vague terms as "warm and rich", "smooth" , = "piquant and mournful", "broad toned without being hornlike" etc. He also seems to =   believe that the material a pipe is made of has a significant influence -- =   e.g. "Stop X has a 'silvery' timbre because of the high tin content of the =   metal it's made of" -- rigorous testing would disprove that, assuming we = had a common definition of what "silvery" meant in this context. At some = points his descriptions are so florid I could hardly keep from laughing out loud.   I would like to put together a web data base of pipe sounds and spectra. Some good pages with real sounds you can listen to yourself and judge = their qualities:   http://panther.bas.edu/~jhcook/OrgHist/begin.html Dr. Cook's excellent organ and how it works page... Could use some more sound samples   http://w1.879.telia.com/~u87902212/pipref/pipref.htm This is an excellent resource being built by Johan Liljencrants, a pipe organ enthusiast and acoustician in Sweden. He is part of the Mechanical Music Digest.   http://www.swets.nl/jnmr/vol27_4.html Very good article about tone color, includes synthetic .wav files of various instrument sounds relevant to organ reed tone.   DG   ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com    
(back) Subject: Palm Sunday From: "Robert Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net> Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2000 12:54:00 -0500   Carlo wrote:   p.s. anyone play "Les Rameaux" by Jean Faur=E9 today?  
(back) Subject: Re: Les Rameaux From: <dougcampbell@juno.com> Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2000 16:35:38 -0400       On Mon, 17 Apr 2000 00:18:31 -0400 "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com> writes: > Jerry, > > when you asked about the original version, did you mean about "The > Palms"? > > Carlo > In aqnswer to Carlo's earlier question, The First Presbyterian Church in Skaneayeles, NY DID do "The Plam Branches" on Palm Sunday as we have done every year, but one, since 1928 (at least) !   Our copies of this music are "very" old - and I will check tonight on the exact dates, etc.     Douglas A. Campbell Skaneateles, NY      
(back) Subject: Re: Les Rameaux From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com> Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2000 19:09:29 -0400   The copy I have is an original. The title is "The Palm-Trees", with the original latin words "Sion Laetare". The copyright date is 1896 by J. Fischer & Bro.   Carlo  
(back) Subject: question to everyone....... From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com> Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2000 23:05:15 -0400   Good evening everyone,   I hope everyone had a great Holy Monday and we're all ready for this = week's celebrations. I'm interested in knowing what all of you consider to be the most difficult compositions for the organ. They can be by any composer as long as it's an original work for organ, so transcriptions don't count. My choices are:   Toccata on Thou Art The Rock.....Henri Mulet Second Concert Study.....Pietro A. Yon Six =C9tudes.....Jeanne Demessieux   Carlo      
(back) Subject: Re: question to everyone.......Difficult Pieces From: <Lewwill@aol.com> Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2000 23:23:34 EDT   Carlo, My Boy   As to your question of the hardest things to play, in my own experience = they have been:   Bach Jesus Christus, Unser Heiland, trio from Clavierubung, Part = III Messiaen Diptyque Schumann Fugue #5 on BACH   The question of difficulty is subjective, as every organist has different strengths and abilities. The Bach trio mentioned above I found terribly hard, but the trio sonatas presented no problem. The big Romantic works = are complicated, but less contrapuntal than the Bach things. The Liszt Ad Nos = is very long, but not that difficult, except in a few spots. The Reubke = fugue from the Sonata on the 94th Psalm is harder, being more "squirmy" than the =   Liszt.   Lew Williams  
(back) Subject: X-post: Some neat old stuff From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2000 00:17:41 EDT     << << In cataloguing my music library for the "big sale" I have come across some interesting stuff. There are various issues of the American Organ Quarterly from 1929 -30, = and an issue of the American Organ Monthly edited by Edward Shippen Barnes (February 1921) which contains a piece called Adoration by Seth Bingham, = as well as three articles: "A Proposal for the Stgandardization of the Scope of Piston Operations" = by Hope Leroy Baumgartner; "The Examinations of the American Guild of Organists" by William Reed; and "The Organs of France" by Ch. M. Widor. Recently there was a discussion about Jewish organ music. I found two from the St. Cecilia Series (nos. 473 and 474): A Chassidic dance of the = Feast (Ancient Hebrew Melody), and A Chassidic Religious Song (Ancient Hebrew Melody), both arranged by Paul Allen Beymer. I'm finding alot of music from the turn of the century (the 19th, that = is). A catalog will soon be available! >>     Bruce .. . . .in the Beagles' Nest with the Baskerbeagles Molly, Duncan, and Miles Cremona502@cs.com http://community.webtv.net/cremona84000/ALLHAILTHEPOWERand http://community.webtv.net/hydrant/TheBeaglesNest http://community.webtv.net/bruco/STORIESINGLASS  
(back) Subject: Re: Les Rameaux From: <JKVDP@aol.com> Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2000 00:44:43 EDT   In a message dated 00-04-17 00:29:42 EDT, Carlo writes:   << when you asked about the original version, did you mean about "The = Palms"? >> Yes. It's sort of like Franck's Panis Angelicus - there are so many arrangements one really wonders how the composer wrote it.   I guess I'm in a 1940's mode as I have also planned "Open the Gates of the =   Temple" to be sung by a Women's trio on Easter Morning. Two of the Trio members had never heard the piece before. Then to remain consistent in nostalgia I have also programmed the choir to sing R. Dean Shure's = "Galilean Easter Carol". Has anyone ever heard that?   The Traditionalist in Latte Land