PipeChat Digest #1222 - Tuesday, January 11, 2000
 
ALL PLEASE READ - Re: What is the world coming to????
  by "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org>
Re: recording permission
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Re: recording permission
  by "Ron Natalie" <ron@sensor.com>
Re: Soft/Meditative Organ Music
  by "Erik Johnson" <the_maitre@hotmail.com>
Bach in 2002 -- Who to invite?
  by "Dr. Darryl Miller" <organdok@safari.net>
Re: recording permission
  by "Evelyn Rowe" <efrowe@mindspring.com>
Re: Bach in 2002 -- Who to invite?
  by "Hans-Dieter Karras" <hans@hdkarras.de>
Re: Bach in 2002 -- Who to invite?
  by "Bud" <Quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Organ .wavs, mp3s, etc.
  by "Rebekah Ingram" <rringram@syr.edu>
Too much soft and slow
  by "Robert Horton" <gemshorn@ukans.edu>
Re: Too much soft and slow
  by "Evelyn Rowe" <efrowe@mindspring.com>
Re: Organ .wavs, mp3s, etc.
  by "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@arkansas.net>
Re: Organ .wavs, mp3s, etc.
  by "Rebekah Ingram" <rringram@syr.edu>
Re: Organ .wavs, mp3s, etc.
  by <DudelK@aol.com>
Re: Organ .wavs, mp3s, etc.
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com>
Thanks to all!
  by <Oboe32@aol.com>
Lookin for NYC Churches
  by <Oboe32@aol.com>
Re: Lookin for NYC Churches
  by "Bud" <Quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Stephen Roberts in recital in sunny Florida
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com>
 



(back) Subject: ALL PLEASE READ - Re: What is the world coming to???? From: "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org> Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2000 06:36:15 -0600   Folks   We are getting a bit off-topic here tending more into a Highly Charged Political Arena and getting away from PipeChatting. So how about we drop this topic. It will be interesting to see how this Merger plays out and how it is going to affect all of us. But it is really not a subject for our discussion here.   And just a suggestion, well maybe a rule for this year, is that we avoid the field of politics. Some of us may have strong feelings and convictions in the political arena and especially with this being an Election Year here in the US, some may feel that they need to express those everywhere they can but all that will happen is that we will end up having a virtual "food fight" where others will get offended. That to me is almost a form of "flaming". So I really think that we need to avoid letting politics creep into our discussions. Plus, remember, this list is of International scope, not everyone lives in the US and therefore will not be interested in such discussions.   And now back to Happy PipeChatting.   David **************************************** David Scribner Co-Owner / Technical Administrator PipeChat   http://www.pipechat.org 850-478-9635 mailto:david@blackiris.com  
(back) Subject: Re: recording permission From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2000 06:46:29 -0600   >Friends, several months back (might have been last year) someone (in one >of these lists) mentioned an organization in NYC that works out >permission details for choirs/churches wishing to record performances of >concerts and such, particularly dealing with obtaining permission for >several different pieces. > >If you have the name of the company, along w/ phone #, email, etc., >please e-mail me privately.   Neil   The agency is the Harry Fox Agency located in NYC. I don't have any contact info but I am sure you can get a phone number by calling Information in New York. That is the organization we dealt with regarding the royalties when we produced the "THE AUDITORIUM ORGAN' CD of the great Atlantic City Midmer-Losh.   David    
(back) Subject: Re: recording permission From: "Ron Natalie" <ron@sensor.com> Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2000 08:11:33 -0500       David Scribner wrote: > > The agency is the Harry Fox Agency located in NYC.   They have a web page, http://www.nmpa.org/hfa.html  
(back) Subject: Re: Soft/Meditative Organ Music From: "Erik Johnson" <the_maitre@hotmail.com> Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2000 09:54:08 EST   Greetings All,   Wishing to add to Bud's list: Rhosymedre - Vaughn Williams Prier a' Notre Dame - Boelleman Meditation from Thias - Massanette (sp) Sheep May Safely Graze - Bach (a morman tabernacle favorite)   and many others which are at my libraryat church and which either names or =   composers escape me at the moment. - :-)   All the Best, The_Maitre ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com    
(back) Subject: Bach in 2002 -- Who to invite? From: "Dr. Darryl Miller" <organdok@safari.net> Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2000 10:01:08 -0500   Hi, Y'all!   A good friend called me this morning and asked who she should invite for a concert featuring the organ works or JSB in 2002. The organ is a large'ish EP instrument in a good room. Money for the fee is no problem, and the artist can be from the USA or wherever.   So . . . who would you invite? Please do not tell me your favorite Uncle Ned or your college professor. The person to be invited must be able to "sell" a concert and make novices and new listeners for the organ like/love/respect the organ and the repertoire.   Any help you can give will be appreciated greatly.   Yours,   Darryl by the Sea Fort Lauderdale, FL     PS -- the organ is NOT the Coral Ridge organ.    
(back) Subject: Re: recording permission From: "Evelyn Rowe" <efrowe@mindspring.com> Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2000 10:15:45 -0500   Others, including _moi_, might be interested in this information, too.   At 01:20 AM 1/11/2000 -0500, Neil wrote: >Friends, several months back (might have been last year) someone (in one >of these lists) mentioned an organization in NYC that works out >permission details for choirs/churches wishing to record performances of >concerts and such, particularly dealing with obtaining permission for >several different pieces. > >If you have the name of the company, along w/ phone #, email, etc., >please e-mail me privately. > >Your assistance is apprec. > >Neil >Innkawgneeto@webtv.net > > >"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: Bach in 2002 -- Who to invite? From: "Hans-Dieter Karras" <hans@hdkarras.de> Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2000 17:51:11 +0100   > So . . . who would you invite? Please do not tell me your favorite Uncle > Ned or your college professor. The person to be invited must be able to > "sell" a concert and make novices and new listeners for the organ > like/love/respect the organ and the repertoire. > > Any help you can give will be appreciated greatly. > > Yours, > > Darryl by the Sea > Fort Lauderdale, FL   Dear Darryl,   look at my Homepage http://www.hdkarras.de . I'm very interested, to play for this fabolous idea. Last year i have played the whole Bach work in 12 concerts and this year i play many Bach recitals around the world. Please mail me privately, if you interested. I can send you couple CD Recordings.   Best regards, Hans    
(back) Subject: Re: Bach in 2002 -- Who to invite? From: "Bud" <Quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2000 11:27:05 -0800   Fred Swann, of course (grin).   Cheers,   Bud   "Dr. Darryl Miller" wrote:   > Hi, Y'all! > > A good friend called me this morning and asked who she should invite for = a > concert featuring the organ works or JSB in 2002. The organ is a = large'ish > EP instrument in a good room. Money for the fee is no problem, and the > artist can be from the USA or wherever. > > So . . . who would you invite? Please do not tell me your favorite Uncle > Ned or your college professor. The person to be invited must be able to > "sell" a concert and make novices and new listeners for the organ > like/love/respect the organ and the repertoire. > > Any help you can give will be appreciated greatly. > > Yours, > > Darryl by the Sea > Fort Lauderdale, FL > > PS -- the organ is NOT the Coral Ridge organ. > > "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: Organ .wavs, mp3s, etc. From: "Rebekah Ingram" <rringram@syr.edu> Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2000 18:05:39 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0010_01BF5C5E.7813ADA0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Hi all,   I am working on creating my web page and I think it would be really =3D nifty to have some music on my index page. I was thinking that it would load and then there = =3D would be this nifty picture of me laying on the CN Tower's glass floor =3D x-thousand feet in the air and Bach's Tocatta in dm suddenly pops up on your speakers.   Any ideas on where I could find some? BTW, I would rather that they were = =3D not in midi format, but rather the real sounds of a real organ. Suggestions?   In the meantime, I am having fun chasing around the "furr-rats" as my =3D fiance has begun to call them and trying to get them to pose for me!   And YES you will all be mentioned on my page!   -Rebekah   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0010_01BF5C5E.7813ADA0 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META content=3D3D"text/html; charset=3D3Diso-8859-1" =3D http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 5.00.2314.1000" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#d8d8d8> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>Hi all,</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>I am working on creating my web page and I think it = =3D would be=3D20 really nifty to have some</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>music on my index page. I was thinking that it would = =3D load and=3D20 then there would</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>be this nifty picture of me laying on the CN Tower's = =3D glass=3D20 floor x-thousand feet in the air</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>and Bach's Tocatta in dm suddenly pops up on = your=3D20 speakers.</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>Any ideas on where I could find some? BTW, I would = =3D rather that=3D20 they were not in midi</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>format, but rather the real sounds of a real = organ.=3D20 Suggestions?</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>In the meantime, I am having fun chasing around = the=3D20 "furr-rats" as my fiance has begun</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>to call them and trying to get them to pose for=3D20 me!</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>And YES you will all be mentioned on my =3D page!</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>-Rebekah</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0010_01BF5C5E.7813ADA0--    
(back) Subject: Too much soft and slow From: "Robert Horton" <gemshorn@ukans.edu> Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2000 17:30:11 -0600 (CST)   Pete, Perhaps it slipped by me, but what college did you end up choosing to attend? Onto the topic at hand...   At 09:37 00-01-10 EST, Pete wrote: > Thank you to everyone who suggested music stores in the city, I'll be >cruising by there tomorow. Now...I was curious about music that was soft and >meditative, like Arias and Intermezzos. I know of the Flor Peeters Aria, the >Callahan, the Manz, but that seems to be it. I was curious if there was >anything I should look for around that category and pieces for soft flutes >and or strings. Any input would be MUCH appreciated!   Bud hit the nail between the eyes. There are "scores" ;-) of soft, meditative collections out there. There never has been, nor will there ever will be a dire shortage of soft, meditative organ music. If I may be allowed on the soap-box for a little while, I'd have to say that the glut of slow, soft works is a problem for our profession. Maybe the sustaining character of our instrument makes composers feel obligated to write in nothing quicker than a light allegretto. Perhaps it's the fact that organists during the 19th century became heavily involved in the new German field of harmonic reduction...leading them to write nothing more interesting than 4th species counterpoint. At any rate, as we enter the 21st century the current popular stereotype of organ music is an incessant, saccharine, adagissimo dirge quietly humming away in a dark church. For a quick example, turn on any American daytime drama and listen to the background music played during any one of the innumerable church wedding scenes. I, for one, have had it with the "durezze e ligature" style. Let's hear it for something with a few more rhythmic twists, eh? Not just motoric dance music spinning away in perpetual motion, but music that embraces some of the myriad developments in 20th century art music. Igor Stravinsky has already come and gone, Jazz is here to stay, but our repertoire has been somewhat laggardly in capitalizing on these new sounds. Bring me your asymmetrical vivos, your harsh and unsettling syncopations, your "nervous" Schuman rhythms, your desperate, huddled staccatos yearning to be free. This is particularly an issue on this side of the pond. Most of us don't play in glorious, cathedral settings...When you're playing in a dead room on a moribund instrument, rhythmic interest (which would otherwise be largely lost in a more receptive environment like St. Paul's Cathedral) becomes a very desirable thing.   I'll get the list started...   Thierry Escaich - Cinq Versets sur le Victimae Paschali William Albright - Sweet Sixteenths Adolphus Hailstork - Toccata on Veni Emmanuel Libby Larsen - Tambourines Leo Sowerby - Fantasy for Flute Stops Maurice Durufle - Toccata Marcel Dupre - Fugues in B and C   There...that felt good. Off the soapbox and back to those pesky elevation toccatas.   Robert Horton - GTA, University of Kansas http://falcon.cc.ukans.edu/~gemshorn   "...an A&E mind in an MTV world."    
(back) Subject: Re: Too much soft and slow From: "Evelyn Rowe" <efrowe@mindspring.com> Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2000 18:53:59 -0500   Okay. Are you familiar with the works of Emma Lou Diemer or Gerald Near? Both write bright, interesting music playable on a small instrument and accessible to organists of modest ability. I just decided to learn ELD's take on "Go Tell It On The Mountain" in a ragtime rhythm for next = Christmas.   My brother, who has never encountered a big organ in a big church, = recently expressed surprise that you could damage your hearing playing the organ. Obviously he has encountered only Soft And Slow (except at his own = wedding, at which yours truly played but he had other things on his mind). I'm trying to lure him to Epiphany some Sunday so he can hear Eric Plutz do Fast And Loud.   At 05:30 PM 1/11/2000 -0600, Robert Horton wrote: > Bud hit the nail between the eyes. There are "scores" ;-) of >soft, meditative collections out there. There never has been, nor will >there ever will be a dire shortage of soft, meditative organ music. > If I may be allowed on the soap-box for a little while, I'd have >to say that the glut of slow, soft works is a problem for our profession. >Maybe the sustaining character of our instrument makes composers feel >obligated to write in nothing quicker than a light allegretto. Perhaps >it's the fact that organists during the 19th century became heavily >involved in the new German field of harmonic reduction...leading them to >write nothing more interesting than 4th species counterpoint. At any >rate, as we enter the 21st century the current popular stereotype of = organ >music is an incessant, saccharine, adagissimo dirge quietly humming away >in a dark church. For a quick example, turn on any American daytime = drama >and listen to the background music played during any one of the >innumerable church wedding scenes. > I, for one, have had it with the "durezze e ligature" style. >Let's hear it for something with a few more rhythmic twists, eh? Not = just >motoric dance music spinning away in perpetual motion, but music that >embraces some of the myriad developments in 20th century art music. Igor >Stravinsky has already come and gone, Jazz is here to stay, but our >repertoire has been somewhat laggardly in capitalizing on these new >sounds. Bring me your asymmetrical vivos, your harsh and unsettling >syncopations, your "nervous" Schuman rhythms, your desperate, huddled >staccatos yearning to be free. > This is particularly an issue on this side of the pond. Most of >us don't play in glorious, cathedral settings...When you're playing in a >dead room on a moribund instrument, rhythmic interest (which would >otherwise be largely lost in a more receptive environment like St. Paul's >Cathedral) becomes a very desirable thing. > >I'll get the list started... > >Thierry Escaich - Cinq Versets sur le Victimae Paschali >William Albright - Sweet Sixteenths >Adolphus Hailstork - Toccata on Veni Emmanuel >Libby Larsen - Tambourines >Leo Sowerby - Fantasy for Flute Stops >Maurice Durufle - Toccata >Marcel Dupre - Fugues in B and C > >There...that felt good. Off the soapbox and back to those pesky = elevation >toccatas. > >Robert Horton - GTA, University of Kansas >http://falcon.cc.ukans.edu/~gemshorn > >"...an A&E mind in an MTV world." > > >"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: Organ .wavs, mp3s, etc. From: "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@arkansas.net> Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2000 19:41:02 -0600   --=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D_8005760= =3D=3D_.ALT Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"us-ascii"   At 1/11/00 06:05 PM, Rebekah wrote:   <snip> > > the CN Tower's glass floor x-thousand feet in the air   <snip>   Pardon my simple curiosity, but what exactly is this?? Enquiring minds = wanna know. Have fun chasing the "fur-rats"!! (I'd love to have one of those = little beggars, but my cat would probably argue...<g>)   Tim       --=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D_8005760= =3D=3D_.ALT Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"us-ascii"   <html> At 1/11/00 06:05 PM, Rebekah wrote:<br> <br> &lt;snip&gt; <br> <font size=3D2><blockquote type=3Dcite cite>&nbsp;the CN Tower's glass = floor x-thousand feet in the air</font></blockquote>&lt;snip&gt;<br> <br> Pardon my simple curiosity, but what exactly is this??&nbsp; Enquiring minds wanna know.&nbsp; Have fun chasing the &quot;fur-rats&quot;!! (I'd love to have one of those little beggars, but my cat would probably argue...&lt;g&gt;)<br> <br> Tim<br> <br> <br> </html>   --=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D_8005760= =3D=3D_.ALT--    
(back) Subject: Re: Organ .wavs, mp3s, etc. From: "Rebekah Ingram" <rringram@syr.edu> Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2000 20:49:40 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_001F_01BF5C75.617A5780 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable     ----- Original Message -----=3D20 From: Tim Bovard=3D20 To: PipeChat=3D20 Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2000 8:41 PM Subject: Re: Organ .wavs, mp3s, etc.   Uh, Tim, my computer says you don't have an e-mail address. Mayhaps we = =3D could discuss this further in private. Sorry everybody.   <snip>=3D20   the CN Tower's glass floor x-thousand feet in the air <snip>   Pardon my simple curiosity, but what exactly is this?? Enquiring =3D minds wanna know. =3D20   It's like the Seattle tower, 'cept it's in Toronto.   Have fun chasing the "fur-rats"!! (I'd love to have one of those =3D little beggars, but my cat would probably argue...<g>)   Yeah, they don't get along well with cats, chinchillas or Toy Fox =3D Terriers. Believe me, I've tried. But they -LOVE- Bach!   -Rebekah     ------=3D_NextPart_000_001F_01BF5C75.617A5780 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META content=3D3D"text/html; charset=3D3Diso-8859-1" =3D http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 5.00.2314.1000" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#d8d8d8> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <BLOCKQUOTE=3D20 style=3D3D"BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: = =3D 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; PADDING-RIGHT: 0px"> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial">----- Original Message ----- </DIV> <DIV=3D20 style=3D3D"BACKGROUND: #e4e4e4; FONT: 10pt arial; font-color: =3D black"><B>From:</B>=3D20 <A href=3D3D"mailto:tmbovard@arkansas.net" =3D title=3D3Dtmbovard@arkansas.net>Tim=3D20 Bovard</A> </DIV> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>To:</B> <A=3D20 href=3D3D"mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org" =3D title=3D3Dpipechat@pipechat.org>PipeChat</A>=3D20 </DIV> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Sent:</B> Tuesday, January 11, 2000 = =3D 8:41=3D20 PM</DIV> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Subject:</B> Re: Organ .wavs, mp3s, = =3D   etc.</DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>Uh, Tim, my computer says you don't have an e-mail = =3D address.=3D20 Mayhaps we could discuss this</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>further in private. Sorry everybody.</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV>&lt;snip&gt; <BR><FONT size=3D3D2></DIV> <BLOCKQUOTE cite type=3D3D"cite">&nbsp;the CN Tower's glass floor =3D x-thousand=3D20 feet in the air</FONT></BLOCKQUOTE> <DIV>&lt;snip&gt;<BR><BR>Pardon my simple curiosity, but what exactly = =3D is=3D20 this??&nbsp; Enquiring minds wanna know.&nbsp; </DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>It's like the Seattle tower, 'cept it's in=3D20 Toronto.</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV>Have fun chasing the "fur-rats"!! (I'd love to have one of those = =3D little=3D20 beggars, but my cat would probably argue...&lt;g&gt;)<BR><BR><FONT=3D20 size=3D3D2>Yeah, they don't get along well with cats, chinchillas or Toy = =3D Fox=3D20 Terriers. Believe me, I've tried. But they -LOVE-</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>Bach!</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT =3D size=3D3D2>-Rebekah<BR></DIV></FONT></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_001F_01BF5C75.617A5780--    
(back) Subject: Re: Organ .wavs, mp3s, etc. From: <DudelK@aol.com> Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2000 21:40:13 EST   Ms. Ingram's mail is coming through with an annoying screen pattern behind =   it. Is it just my computer?  
(back) Subject: Re: Organ .wavs, mp3s, etc. From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2000 21:37:38 -0600   Tim Bovard wrote:   > > the CN Tower's glass floor x-thousand feet in the air > > <snip> > > Pardon my simple curiosity, but what exactly is this?? Enquiring > minds wanna know.   The CN Tower is the Canadian National Railways tower in Toronto. (I think they are talking of merging with Burlington Northern & Santa Fe, so I hope this won't get us into another political discussion <g>) It is one of the taller buildings in the world, and in my opinion (I once went there while on a Royal School of Church Music conference) it is a particularly fine one. Unlike some buildings in New York, Chicago, etc., that might actually be higher, it is not in an area where the atmosphere is polluted and you can actually see a mile or two from the top of it.   John Speller  
(back) Subject: Thanks to all! From: <Oboe32@aol.com> Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2000 23:29:07 EST   I just wanted to throw a huge THANK YOU to everyone who gave me info regarding softer music and music stores in NYC. I went in with two friends =   who proved to be pains in my rear when it came to patience, but I got some =   FABULOUS music! I'm sure I won't be able to play it all for quite a few years, but at least I can drool over it! I also saw a few churches like = 5th Ave Pres. and 1st Pres...anyone have the specs to those instruments or = know where I can find them? OR who to contact to play them!?   Thanx again, Pete  
(back) Subject: Lookin for NYC Churches From: <Oboe32@aol.com> Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2000 23:35:46 EST   Hey All, I forgot to mention, a close friend and I are taking this Sunday = off from morning services, so we'll be in the city, NYC, from 9 till about 2 = and will be looking for good services and or churches. I think we might hit = the 11 at St. Thomas, but other than that we'll be looking for any open organ benches or good choirs. If anyone has any leads, they'd be MUCH = appreciated!   Thanx a million, Pete  
(back) Subject: Re: Lookin for NYC Churches From: "Bud" <Quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2000 20:52:53 -0800   St. Ignatius of Antioch (Episcopal) on West End Ave., if you're into LAST = GASP high-church Episcopal with a FINE men's choir. They sing in Latin, but = pray in English ... the organ is a small Casavant tracker ... don't think they use = it much ... mostly a cappella singing.   Unfortunately, recent reports have it that St. Thomas is kinda boring ... = don't know why ... my old improv teacher (Gerre Hancock) is a crackerjack service-player. And you might get to hear the new tracker in back.   Don't know what's going on currently at St. Mary-the-Virgin (Episcopal), = but there'll be lots of SMOKE (grin). Oh ... hasn't the E.M. / GDH Skinner = finally been rebuilt?   St. Bartholomew's on Park Ave. will have the choir with the widest vibrato (unless things have changed, and I doubt it ... I think some of the same sopranos are STILL there who were there in the '60s!) and the LOUDEST = organ in Manhattan. One of my parishioners recently reported only 80 people at High Service in that cavernous church. Sad ...   St. Patrick's might be interesting, now that ALL the mighty Kilgen is = playing again ...   Some folks at the AGO Convention reported immaculate service-playing by = John Weaver, but I forget which Presbyterian (?) church that is ... Alan? Do = you know?   AVOID Riverside, UNLESS you want to hear the ORGAN and the PREACHING ...   There's a fine sung service at St. Michael's Episcopal (the Beckerath), = where a friend of mine is associate organist. Don't remember the address ...   Little Church Around the Corner (Church of the Transfiguration, Episcopal) = has men and boys and a Fisk ...   St. John the Divine (the Episcopal Cathedral) would be fun to SEE, but = don't know about the service or the music, what with whale sounds and tightrope walkers, etc. ...   I'm sure Alan can add to this list ...   Cheers,   Bud       Oboe32@aol.com wrote:   > Hey All, > I forgot to mention, a close friend and I are taking this Sunday = off > from morning services, so we'll be in the city, NYC, from 9 till about 2 = and > will be looking for good services and or churches. I think we might hit = the > 11 at St. Thomas, but other than that we'll be looking for any open = organ > benches or good choirs. If anyone has any leads, they'd be MUCH = appreciated! > > Thanx a million, > Pete > > "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: Stephen Roberts in recital in sunny Florida From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2000 23:02:13 -0600   Just wanted all of you to know that tomorrow morning Stephen Roberts will hop a plane down to northwest Florida to play at two venues - Thursday night, January 13, at First Baptist Church, Pensacola (hosted by the Pensacola Chapter, AGO); and Sunday afternoon, January 16, at St. Agatha's Episcopal Church, DeFuniak Springs (hosted by St. Agatha's Lakeside = Concert Series).   I'm really excited to have Stephen down here in the deep South close to = his old stomping grounds, and to have him in my humble abode during the = weekend. Peter Storandt is also flying down the weekend to hear Stephen. I'm sure = it will be great fun. Stephen has also agreed to conduct a master class for the chapter in Pensacola on Saturday morning the 15th.   I know we are in the middle of the land that time forgot, but if any of = you are in the area please plan to visit us and enjoy the festivities. If you want more information on the events or how to get there, please drop me a line.   Regards,   Glenda Sutton