PipeChat Digest #1256 - Sunday, February 6, 2000
 
RE: Dave Wickerham Website
  by "Ian B. McLean" <SoloTibia@bigpond.com>
Anyone know this Toronto, Ont. organ??
  by "Adrianne Schutt" <maybe@pipcom.com>
Re: Anyone know this Toronto, Ont. organ??
  by "Nelson And Tracy Denton" <ndenton@cgocable.net>
Fw: Dir.VS org. applied to Mozart
  by "David Enlow" <davenlow@hotmail.com>
 



(back) Subject: RE: Dave Wickerham Website From: "Ian B. McLean" <SoloTibia@bigpond.com> Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2000 10:26:57 +1000   Never been to Milwaukee (maybe this year), but surely the standard of life in general there has to be significantly better than Vegas? Especially in relation to just where the Fiesta Casino is located.   But, I suppose, a musician in such as specialised niche as Dave, there is not that much choice? Even in such a large country as the U.S.   Ian McLean   > -----Original Message----- > From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of > Robert Ridgeway > Sent: Sunday, 6 February 2000 2:29 > To: PipeChat; PIPORG-L@CNSIBM.ALBANY.EDU > Subject: Dave Wickerham Website > Importance: High > > > Below is the website for Dave Wickerham. His career is now > moving from the > Milwaukee area to be the new featured organist in the Fiesta Casino in = Las > Vegas. > > http://www.organman.com/dave > > Check out his concert schedule. If he is performing near you it > is a "must > attend" event. > > Thank you. > > Robert Ridgeway, Curator > Sanfilippo Collection > Barrington Hills, IL > > "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: Anyone know this Toronto, Ont. organ?? From: "Adrianne Schutt" <maybe@pipcom.com> Date: Sat, 05 Feb 2000 21:41:05 -0800   The book "Hemingway: The Toronto Years" by William Burrill, ISBN 0-385-25489-X , mentions a pipe organ that existed in Toronto in 1920. I'm curious to know if it still exists or not, and my favorite search engines yielded nothing. Here's the grand sum of the information I =   have:   The building's identified as the "Connable mansion" (Ralph Connable, official with the Woolworths chain of department stores) at 153 Lyndhurst Avenue, Toronto. According to the book, in 1920 it was equipped with a "...music room complete with a huge pipe organ and instruments of every shape and size..."   Lots to go on, eh? :) Anyone have any ideas?   Have fun! Ad ;->    
(back) Subject: Re: Anyone know this Toronto, Ont. organ?? From: "Nelson And Tracy Denton" <ndenton@cgocable.net> Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2000 00:37:00 -0500   > The building's identified as the "Connable mansion" (Ralph Connable, > official with the Woolworths chain of department stores) at 153 = Lyndhurst > Avenue, Toronto. According to the book, in 1920 it was equipped with a > "...music room complete with a huge pipe organ and instruments of every > shape and size..." > > Lots to go on, eh? :) Anyone have any ideas?   Possibly a Franklin Legge Organ. I've got a catalogue with a pic of a mansion organ in Toronto (i think).   Edward Lye and Son's also built pipe organs for homes in Toronto. As did several others at that time.    
(back) Subject: Fw: Dir.VS org. applied to Mozart From: "David Enlow" <davenlow@hotmail.com> Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2000 00:54:34 -0500   Sorry to have sent a garbled message. Here's plain text:   ----- Original Message ----- From: David Enlow To: PipeChat Sent: Saturday, February 05, 2000 10:18 AM Subject: Re: Dir.VS org. applied to Mozart     Charles -   Frederick Swann gave a workshop on this very thing in Calgary, and it's something my teacher does well, so here goes.   One thing that Mr. Swann reminded me of in Calgary was that there is never = a reason to play a whole piece in octaves, either in the bass or in the melody. That's what stops and couplers are for. Another thing both he = and John Tuttle mentioned is that one NEVER has to play all the notes; what's important is to give the impression of the orchestral part. This = includes, in my mind, using organistic textures such as orchestral-sounding solo on one manual, accompaniment on another pedal in the bass and something (As = I'm using in the Mozart Coronation Mass on Sunday) resembling horns (I'll bet some listers have those gorgeous Skinner Fr. Horns....Casavant built no = such thing) or sometimes trumpets on a third manual for small phrases or flourishes from the orchestral brass.   It's important to keep in mind that the vocal score is a piano part, and because of the damper pedal, repeated chords can come off well on the = piano. Some of the things I've heard about repeated chords on the organ that I've tried (and that work) are as follows: Try holding some of the notes in = the middle of the chord, and repeating the outside notes. Or, try holding = (for smaller chords) the chord on one manual and repeating it on another. = These both give the effect of 'bow changes' without losing the sound. If the passage is just a couple of bars, there's something to be said for just playing the repeated chords, and keeping the space between them very = short. Your acoustic will dictate the feasibility of that approach.   Well, I've gone on far too long. I've got practicing to do.   Cheers, W. David Enlow Assistant Organist, Grace Church on-the-Hill, Toronto