PipeChat Digest #1354 - Thursday, April 20, 2000
Re: Query re Virgil Fox book
  by "Dr. Darryl Miller" <organdok@safari.net>
Difficult Pieces
  by "Patricia/Thomas Gregory" <tgregory@speeddial.net>
Re: Difficult pieces
  by "Jason Comet" <diaphone64@hotmail.com>
Re: sound samples, take 2
  by <RMaryman@aol.com>
opus numbers needed/wanted
  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com>
Re: opus numbers needed/wanted
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>

(back) Subject: Re: Query re Virgil Fox book From: "Dr. Darryl Miller" <organdok@safari.net> Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2000 18:47:30 -0400   David S. wrote:   >There has been a book on Virgil in the works for some time now. I >think Ted Alan Worth was working on it prior to his passing and I >know that a couple of other people have picked up on finishing it.   My understanding is that Robert Hebble has inherited the manuscript and will, indeed, finish the writing and see it through publication. He, probably better than anyone alive today, has more knowledge of Virgil the person and Virgil the musician. I see Bobby from time-to-time around the area at various musical and social functions, so when I see him, I'll ask himm what's going on with the book. Maybe a phone call is in order.   Whatever . . . Have a great Wednesday.   Yours,   Darryl by the Sea    
(back) Subject: Difficult Pieces From: "Patricia/Thomas Gregory" <tgregory@speeddial.net> Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2000 06:11:50 -0500   Good Moring:   I have been following the discussion regarding difficult compositions with interest.   It seems that difficulty is based solely on the number of notes on each page.   Another aspect seems to be entirely forgotten.....that being MUSICALITY.   There are many fantastic technicians who can play every note on every page of every technically demanding composition.   But there are very few who can play the same compositions musically.   Thomas Gregory   p.s. and now off to church to slowly practice the Farnam Toccata!  
(back) Subject: Re: Difficult pieces From: "Jason Comet" <diaphone64@hotmail.com> Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2000 10:49:12 EDT   Yes. I do. It comes in very helpful when you can't turn the page fast enough or don't have a page turner. The show "P.T. Barnum" was where this =   came in VERY handy. The entire show was just about all jazz. I've = learned a lot of jazz chords and this has helped me tremendously since I basically =   have the entire score memorized by opening night. If I forget where I am, = I listen to what the person is singing and improvise from that. Of course keeping with the style.   This has also helped when I was given the melody to "Boys and Girls" = during Cinderella and was told to play it. Now that we are doing "State Fair" = and that song is in it, I realized I had come pretty darn close!   Well, that's enough. This is a pipe organ list. But if you would like to =   talk privately, my personal account is <krummhorn16@hotmail.com>   Later, Jason Comet     I'm curious and somewhat envious. Do you also improvise? I have often found >that many who do well at sight reading do not do well with improvisation. >Likewise many who improvise well don't sight read well. The few who do >both >are the masters. >Jerry in Latte Land > >"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 >   ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com    
(back) Subject: Re: sound samples, take 2 From: <RMaryman@aol.com> Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2000 16:54:17 EDT   In a message dated 00-04-16 15:51:24 EDT, you write:   << What I am looking for, in mathematical terms, is a function which, given = the pipe length to diameter ratio (or length to width ratio in the case of a square pipe), returns the expected harmonic spectrum of the pipe. >> Dave-   I hting that you will find that there is no one formula that will give you = a predictable answer because there are so many other factors that influence = the tone (and therefore the overtone/harmonics series). You could take = several physically identical pipes (length and circunference) and produse six uniquely sounding pipes by varying the cut-up, the width of the mouth (in relation to the circumference of the pipe), the positioning of the upper = lip (inwards or outwards) the shape of the upper lip (straight or curved, blunt-eged or skived) the position of the languid up or down, the bevel on =   the front of the languid... and the list goes - on the tin/lead = proportion, or zinc with lead inserts, leathered upper lips (on high-pressure = diapasons and flutes).   hope this helps.   Rick Maryman Staunton VA  
(back) Subject: opus numbers needed/wanted From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com> Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2000 00:13:50 -0400   Greetings everyone,   I posted this on "the other list" and got no reponses (yet), so I thought I'd try it on Pipe Chat. I have a piece called "An Easter Alleluia for Organ" by Marco Enrico Bossi. It doesn't appear in his library of organ music. I also have "Hosanna!" by Th=E9odore Dubois. Does anyone know the = opus numbers to these 2 pieces? Thanks.   Carlo      
(back) Subject: Re: opus numbers needed/wanted From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2000 01:22:58   At 12:13 AM 4/20/2000 -0400, you wrote: >Greetings everyone, > >I posted this on "the other list" and got no reponses (yet), so I thought >I'd try it on Pipe Chat. I have a piece called "An Easter Alleluia for >Organ" by Marco Enrico Bossi.<snip>   I MAY have both the Bossi and the Dubois (at least I did at one time!), = but I have to do some digging. I'll let you know if anything positive turns = up.   DeserTBoB