PipeChat Digest #1210 - Saturday, January 1, 2000
 
Mike Douglas Show and Stan Kann
  by "Nick Grbac" <NickGTV@webtv.net>
Merbecke
  by "Pole" <pandk@ciaccess.com>
New Year's Eve concert
  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com>
Re: New Year's Eve concert
  by "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Merbecke
  by "Hugh Drogemuller" <lon.hdrogemuller@wwdc.com>
Re: Merbecke
  by "Bud" <Quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Just a Reminder and Happy Y2K!!!
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Re: Multilevel Memory Systems - X Posted
  by "Richard Pinel" <rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk>
Re: Paul Manz
  by "Richard Pinel" <rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk>
Re: New Year's Eve concert
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Re: Old Year's Night -- service music
  by "bruce cornely" <rohrschok8@webtv.net>
 



(back) Subject: Mike Douglas Show and Stan Kann From: "Nick Grbac" <NickGTV@webtv.net> Date: Fri, 31 Dec 1999 02:43:13 -0800 (PST)   Someone mentioned Mr. Kann appeared often on the Douglas show but didn't play. Actually, he DID once...it was on a Thomas Celebrity. He did a brief demo of the 4 families of organ sounds plus a few special effects, and then played the pop song "Easy Come, Easy Go." This would have been sometime in the mid- to late-seventies.   NickGTV    
(back) Subject: Merbecke From: "Pole" <pandk@ciaccess.com> Date: Fri, 31 Dec 1999 06:40:49 -0500   I found an online company last year that provided CD ROMS of several old books, including the complete original Mercbecke musical setting. Somewhere I have a page printed off for reference, and it will have the URL....if anyone is interested. Don   ******************** http://www.pandk.com ********************    
(back) Subject: New Year's Eve concert From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com> Date: Fri, 31 Dec 1999 12:37:10 EST   Greetings everyone,   every year on December 31st I play a New Year's Eve concert, = and this year is a very special year. Not only is it the eve of 2000, but = thanks to several list members, I have added many pieces to my repertoire. Every year I dedicate the concert to a different person, but this year I thought =   it be fitting to dedicate it to 2 groups, Pipechat and Organchat. After = all, if it weren't for the generosity of certain members, I would have never located these pieces I've been searching so many years for. The program = will consist of pieces I've procured from list members.   Christmas; An Opening Piece--->Gaston Dethier Toccata Brevis--->Daniel Gawthrop Zephyrs--->Marcel Dupr=E9 Fountain Reverie--->Percy Fletcher Variations on a theme by Paganini for Pedals--->George Thalben-Ball Second Concert Study--->Pietro A. Yon God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen--->George Wright Norweigan Variations--->Max Drischner A Gothic Cathedral--->Pratella/Weaver ..........and for the finale........... Finale from Concerto Gregoriano--->Pietro A. Yon   At the bottom of the program will be the web addresses of both Pipechat = and Organchat for my organist friends who might be interested in joining. I = wish you all the very best life has to offer and a very prosperous and healthy 2000!   Carlo       ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com    
(back) Subject: Re: New Year's Eve concert From: "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 31 Dec 1999 12:57:43 -0500   Carlo: What a very kind, generous, and beautiful gesture from you! = Thanks so much (from one who has had nothing to offer, but appreciates, as you = do, those who DO).   Alan   > From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com> > > this year I thought > it be fitting to dedicate it to 2 groups, Pipechat and Organchat.    
(back) Subject: Re: Merbecke From: "Hugh Drogemuller" <lon.hdrogemuller@wwdc.com> Date: Fri, 31 Dec 1999 13:07:36 -0500   Following up on Don's posting; go to <www.google.com> arguably the finest search engine on the 'net. Do a search under Merbecke and you will get at least 50 different URL's to take a look at. Some very interesting stuff.   HD   At 06:40 31/12/1999 -0500, you wrote: >I found an online company last year that provided CD ROMS of several old >books, including the complete original Mercbecke musical setting. >Somewhere I have a page printed off for reference, and it will have the >URL....if anyone is interested. >Don > >******************** >http://www.pandk.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 > >    
(back) Subject: Re: Merbecke From: "Bud" <Quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Fri, 31 Dec 1999 11:16:35 -0800   Yes, please.   Cheers,   Bud   Pole wrote:   > I found an online company last year that provided CD ROMS of several old > books, including the complete original Mercbecke musical setting. > Somewhere I have a page printed off for reference, and it will have the > URL....if anyone is interested. > Don > > ******************** > http://www.pandk.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    
(back) Subject: Just a Reminder and Happy Y2K!!! From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> Date: Fri, 31 Dec 1999 14:13:46 -0600   Since Bob Conway, who usually does these postings, is away I just wanted to remind folks that there will be PipeChat IRC tonight if you have nothing else going on. It will start at the usual time of 9 PM Eastern although I won't be joining in until about 10:30 or 11 PM EST.   The page on the web site with directions for connecting is at: http://www.pipechat.org/irc.html   And to all the members of the list have a HAPPY and safe NEW YEAR. From watching the New Year come in around the world I really doubt that there are going to be any Y2K "bugs" showing up. Nothing has shown up as of yet even in the somewhat less technologically advanced countries.   Best Wishes to you all.   David **************************************** David Scribner Co-Owner / Technical Administrator PipeChat   http://www.pipechat.org 850-478-9635 mailto:david@blackiris.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Multilevel Memory Systems - X Posted From: "Richard Pinel" <rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk> Date: Thu, 30 Dec 1999 16:20:45 -0000   >With new instruments, however, or with an instrument requiring extensive >rebuilding with additions, it does seem a bit austere not to have some levels >of memory to ease one's way, but the system comes into its own where an >instrument is played by more than one organist, or where there are = frequent >recitalists. Our instrument at St. Ignatius Loyola, New York, played by three >regular organists, and by a host of recitalists, has 256 levels of = memory. A >little chart near the console tells Music Director Kent Tritle, who has = an >enormous repertoire at his fingertips, that he can find the Franck A = Minor >Choral registered completely on level 40. The piston numbers in his score >will correspond to those on that level perfectly. He reserves 100 = memories >for his own use. Nancianne Parrella, Associate Organist, also sets aside >certain levels as her own, as does Michael Conley, Assistant Organist. >Recitalists have approximately 40 levels for their own use, from the time at >which they first enter the building to plan for a recital.     It made me laugh when my teacher told me about the distribution of the levels at St Paul's Cathedral here in England. The organist/choir = director, John Scott (who is undoubtedly one of the finest organists in the world) = has about 128 of the 256 channels. He has his entire repertoire registered and stored in most of these channels. There are about 5 levels which remain unaltered for hymn playing etc. The assistants each have there own share = of channels aswell as some reserved for recitalists. There is also a star = card system installed whereby there is a slot just by the channel selector = where a little credit card sized card can be inserted, containing additional memory levels. John Scott had the rest of his repertoire on these aswell = as the other organists having their own cards. My teacher said that he kept = all of his outrageous registrations stored on one of these so John Scott wouldn't hear about JSB's P & F in D major being played on the humongous Royal Trumpets when he was away!!!   Richard    
(back) Subject: Re: Paul Manz From: "Richard Pinel" <rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk> Date: Thu, 30 Dec 1999 16:28:27 -0000   >David Dahl is great also; Daniel Roth, Harald Vogel. I'm sure the list >could come up with many more. > >Roy Wilson >Lubbock, TX >An improvisor myself     Pierre Pincemaille, Naji Hakim, Phillipe Lefebvre, David Briggs, Martin Baker, and of course the master of them all (although 15 years dead) = Pierre Cochereau!   Richard.        
(back) Subject: Re: New Year's Eve concert From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> Date: Fri, 31 Dec 1999 16:57:44 -0600   At 12:37 PM -0500 12/31/99, Carlo Pietroniro wrote: >Greetings everyone,   [SNIP]   >Every year I dedicate the concert to a different person, but this >year I thought it be fitting to dedicate it to 2 groups, Pipechat >and Organchat. After all, if it weren't for the generosity of >certain members, I would have never located these pieces I've been >searching so many years for. The program will consist of pieces I've >procured from list members.     Carlo   On behalf of the whole PipeChat list as one of the Co-Owners I want to thank you for this dedication. I know that it means a lot to me and probably means a lot to the rest of the list members. And it goes to prove that these lists are a great resource for their members.   Good Luck on a successful concert tonight, I will be thinking about you and your concert while I am listening to the Pensacola Symphony doing their annual New Year's Eve concert.   Best Wishes for a wonderful New Year.   David   PS, BTW, I will watch to see if we gain from your announcement at the bottom of your program - I get a daily report telling the number of people joining and leaving and the number of posts for previous day. Don't worry folks, it doesn't tell me who joins or leaves <G>.   **************************************** David Scribner Co-Owner / Technical Administrator PipeChat   http://www.pipechat.org 850-478-9635 mailto:david@blackiris.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Old Year's Night -- service music From: "bruce cornely" <rohrschok8@webtv.net> Date: Sat, 1 Jan 2000 03:12:16 -0500 (EST)       First United Methodist Church--Gainesville FL Bruce Cornely, Director of Music and Organist   A Service for Old Year's Night 1999 and the Greeting of the New Year 2000   The Bible on missal stand and two candles are on the communion table, a small candle for 1999 is lit and a large candle for 2000 is unlit.   <The congregation sits in the West half of the nave and remains in silent meditation before the service begins. At eleven o'clock the hour is chimed.>   Call to Worship, Hymn & Psalm 8 =A0=A0=A0Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above stanza 1 =A0=A0=A0verses responsively: left, right, all stanza 2 =A0=A0=A0verses resp: left, right, all stanza 3 =A0=A0=A0verses resp: left, right, all stanza 4 The Apostle's Creed   (a reader asks: What says the hour? =A0=A0a reader responds: =A0 __ minutes before the =A0 =A0 new day)   ++from the South aisle, Third Bay Old Testament Lesson -- Isaiah 65:17-25 Psalm 90 -- responsively left/right Reading on ecology Prayer of St. Francis (said by all)   <torch extinguished and bay flood light out> .....a time of silence (What says the hour? =A0 .etc...)   ++from the North Aisle, Third Bay New Testament Lesson--Revelation 19:11-16 Hymn (Jerusalem) O Day of Peace That Dimly =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0Shines Reading: from on social justice Prayer for a New Heart (UMH 392)   <torch extinguished, and bay flood light out) .....a time of silence (What says the hour? =A0 ....etc)   ++from the South Aisle, Second Bay New Testament Lesson--2 Corinthians 5:14-21 Reading: O Son of Man Our Hero Strong and =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0Tender -- Frank Fletcher Psalm 121 -- responsively left/right Hymn (Hankey) What a Friend We Have in =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0Jesus   <torch extinguished and bay flood light out> ......a time of silence (What says the hour? =A0 etc)   ++from the North Aisle, Second Bay Gospel Lesson--John 4:46-54 Message -- The Rev. Carl Romey Prayer Hymn (Old 100th) All People That on Earth Do =A0 =A0 Dwell   <torch extinguished and bay flood light out> <all lights in nave out; only aisle votives and 1999 candle on communion table are lit> (What says the hour? =A0 etc.....   silence until midnight when the town clock strikes and the tower bell is rung; the minister goes to the communion table and lights the 2000 candle from the 1999 candle which is then extinguished. =A0 The congregation sings Hymn (Dedication) Father, Let Me Dedicate The Great Thanksgiving (Schuber setting) Communion Hymn (St. Anne) O God, Our Help in Ages Past =A0 =A0 =A0 stanzas 1 -5 Benediction, response stanza 6 (St. Anne) Postlude -- =A0 St. Anne Fugue =A0 JS Bach =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D The service timed out perfectly. Attendance was about 30 people. There are three-light votive sconces in the North and South Aisles between each Bay and 3' torches in each window; all votives and sconces were lit. =A0 The torches in the second and third bays were moved to the nave side of the bay arch and placed centrally in the arch. =A0 A flood light was placed on a table beneath each window to illuminate each of the four bays. =A0 A reader's stand was placed next to it. There were four stations. =A0 Following each section of readings the torch and flood light in that bay were put out. =A0 The first part of the service flowed very well. The most exciting part was at midnight. We are four blocks from the downtown square where there was town blow-out in progress. Just before midnight when the nave was darkened, the front doors were open and we were able to hear the amazing silence outside. =A0 The first sound we heard in the new year was the tower bell being run and the town clock bell. =A0 Then the fire works started with the thundering explosions accompanying the Great Thanksgiving. The choir and congregation sang the Schubert service in harmony! =A0 Communion was administered by intinction and as we stood in line we could see through the stained glass windows the fireworks exploding in the air. It was really magnificent. =A0 After I received, I went back to the console but could not bring myself to play the organ, because the explosions from the pyrotechnics was so dramatic. =A0 It was really a dramatic service and comments afterward were very positive. =A0 Whew! And now all I have to do is play my Stories In Glass-2 recital on Sunday! =A0 (Can't wait until Monday!!!!)   bruce cornely ~:~:~ rohrschok8@webtv.net gainesville, florida