PipeChat Digest #1224 - Wednesday, January 12, 2000
 
organ and orchestra
  by <Steskinner@aol.com>
Re: organ and orchestra
  by <DudelK@aol.com>
Re: Lookin for NYC Churches
  by "Dr. Darryl Miller" <organdok@safari.net>
Re: Lookin for NYC Churches
  by "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Lookin for NYC Churches
  by "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: organ and orchestra
  by "Rebekah Ingram" <rringram@syr.edu>
Re: Lookin for NYC Churches
  by "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Lookin for NYC Churches
  by "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net>
St. Mary-the-Virgin [was: Lookin for NYC Churches]
  by "M Collins" <mcoll@panix.com>
Re: St. Mary-the-Virgin [was: Lookin for NYC Churches]
  by "Rebekah Ingram" <rringram@syr.edu>
Re: Lookin for NYC Churches
  by "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Lookin for NYC Churches
  by "Erik Johnson" <the_maitre@hotmail.com>
Re: John Weaver
  by "Bud" <Quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: Lookin for NYC Churches
  by "Bud" <Quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Organ recitals
  by <NAShepherd@aol.com>
NYC Churches -- Another day for snooping
  by "Dr. Darryl Miller" <organdok@safari.net>
Re: St. Mary-the-Virgin
  by "M Collins" <mcoll@panix.com>
Re: Soft/Meditative Organ Music?
  by "Richard Pinel" <rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk>
Re: Bach in 2002 -- Who to invite?
  by "Richard Pinel" <rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk>
Re: organ and orchestra
  by "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@theatreorgans.com>
Re: What is the world coming to????
  by "George W. Jenista" <hiplain@flash.net>
Re: St. Mary-the-Virgin
  by <ManderUSA@aol.com>
RE: NYC Churches -- Another day for snooping
  by "Storandt, Peter" <pstorandt@okcu.edu>
RE: What is the world coming to????
  by "Storandt, Peter" <pstorandt@okcu.edu>
Re: NYC Churches -- Another day for snooping
  by "Bud" <Quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: St. Mary-the-Virgin
  by "Bud" <Quilisma@socal.rr.com>
 



(back) Subject: organ and orchestra From: <Steskinner@aol.com> Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 06:11:01 EST   Dear list:   I'm planning on having an orchestra for Easter to provide accompaniment = for Beethoven's "Hallelujah" from Christ on the Mount of Olives.   What are your suggestions for prelude and postlude (with or without organ) = ?   Steven Skinner First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant Erie, PA  
(back) Subject: Re: organ and orchestra From: <DudelK@aol.com> Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 07:50:38 EST   In a message dated 1/12/00 6:11:51 AM Eastern Standard Time, Steskinner@aol.com writes:   << What are your suggestions for prelude and postlude (with or without = organ) ? >> The Sinfonia to Cantata 29 is rather exuberant and joyful. Likewise "My Spirit Be Joyful" (can't remember which cantata it's from at the moment.  
(back) Subject: Re: Lookin for NYC Churches From: "Dr. Darryl Miller" <organdok@safari.net> Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 07:44:40 -0500   Bud wrote: > >Unfortunately, recent reports have it that St. Thomas is kinda boring > Friends of ours were there recently (taking our suggestion for Sunday services) and raved about the quality of the boy's singing and the organ playing. They couldn't tell who played, actually, but from the way the described the hymn playing, it sounded like Gerre was at the controls for congregational song.   >Don't know what's going on currently at St. Mary-the-Virgin (Episcopal), = but >there'll be lots of SMOKE (grin).   I thought were were boycotting this place until the issue was resolved by the Guild?     >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!)   I've not been there for years, but from what I've heard recently from colleagues, Mr. Trafka (sp?) is doing a superb job and the choir no longer sings in the same style it once did under Jack Oserwaarde.   >St. Patrick's might be interesting, now that ALL the mighty Kilgen is = playing >again ...   This organ sounded like a million bucks at the AGO National when Todd and Anne played it. I love the sound. For me it would be a have-to because of the reputation of the place and the sound of the organ.     >Some folks at the AGO Convention reported immaculate service-playing by = John >Weaver, but I forget which Presbyterian (?)   He's a wonderful player and serves Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church. I remember going to hear him and his choir years and years ago and was startled that a "New York City Choir" would only have a handful of people. Of course, I expected a zillion in the choir. But I quickly learned that was not the norm in NYC. The choir sang with precision and beauty. His playing matches.   > >AVOID Riverside, UNLESS you want to hear the ORGAN and the PREACHING ...   We disagree here, too. I love going to Riverside, especially with the "fixed" accoustic. Tim Smith is an excellent service player and can "stand 'em up" and "sit 'em down" with the best of his predecessors. Actually I always enjoy the preaching there.     >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've managed to miss the tight rope walkers and the whalers when I've been there, but always enjoy the St. John experience (including the bookstore). I always want the organ to be bigger than it is, but just remember to sit closer to the front. The first time I heard the organ, we were sitting toward the back and I thought he was playing on the swell with the box closed. I now know better.   This is what I suggested to Peter: Go to the early service at Riverside Run over to St. John the Divine to peek in the door Take a cab down to St. Thomas for the 11:00 Run to St. Pat's for the Noon Mass, and then Lunch, and finally, Find an Evensong.   That's a pretty good day, I think!   Yours,   Darryl by the Sea    
(back) Subject: Re: Lookin for NYC Churches From: "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 08:38:26 -0500   Pete:   Normally I'd recommend St. Peter's Lutheran, but organist Tom Schmidt will be away this weekend. I'm sure it'll be a first-rate service anyway, but not, perhaps, quite their norm.   Alan   > From: Oboe32@aol.com > Reply-To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2000 23:35:46 EST > To: Piporg-l@cnsibm.albany.edu > Cc: Pipechat@pipechat.org > Subject: Lookin for NYC Churches > > good services and or churches    
(back) Subject: Re: Lookin for NYC Churches From: "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 08:41:36 -0500   If not rebuilt (which may be true), it's certainly in fantastic condition.   Second the recommendation. Don't think they use the Taylor & Boody in the west end of St. Thomas' much in the morning. But Maestro Hancock is very generous with his hospitality. Pete and pal should spend more time in NYC during the week!   Alan   > From: Bud <Quilisma@socal.rr.com> > > St. Mary-the-Virgin (Episcopal), but > there'll be lots of SMOKE (grin). Oh ... hasn't the E.M. / GDH Skinner = finally > been rebuilt?    
(back) Subject: Re: organ and orchestra From: "Rebekah Ingram" <rringram@syr.edu> Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 08:35:15 -0500   > I'm planning on having an orchestra for Easter to provide accompaniment for > Beethoven's "Hallelujah" from Christ on the Mount of Olives. > > What are your suggestions for prelude and postlude (with or without = organ) ?   Well there's always Saint-Seans Symphony #3, but that's kind of = long....but if your congregation is patient, hey, go for it.   What about Campra's Rigaudon? Granted it's just with brass, but you could also use snare drum.   You could always transcribe Carmina Burana. ;-)   -Rebekah      
(back) Subject: Re: Lookin for NYC Churches From: "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 08:44:24 -0500   I'm virtually certain that's Fifth Ave. Presbyterian. The only other possibility is Madison Ave. Presbyterian, but surely it's Fifth Ave.   Alan   > From: Bud <Quilisma@socal.rr.com> > Reply-To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2000 20:52:53 -0800 > To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Subject: Re: Lookin for NYC Churches > > 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?    
(back) Subject: Re: Lookin for NYC Churches From: "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 08:47:59 -0500   99th and Amsterdam. Take the #10 bus north on Central Park West (Eighth Ave.). It's a west-end animal; the chancel glass and mosaics are worth = the trip alone.   Check also Brick Presbyterian (including the new chapel organ from Quebec) on Park Avenue and also Holy Trinity Roman on West 82nd (also new one from Quebec).   Alan   > From: Bud <Quilisma@socal.rr.com> > > 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 ...    
(back) Subject: St. Mary-the-Virgin [was: Lookin for NYC Churches] From: "M Collins" <mcoll@panix.com> Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 08:56:50 -0500 (EST)   On Wed, 12 Jan 2000, Dr. Darryl Miller wrote: > Bud wrote: > >Don't know what's going on currently at St. Mary-the-Virgin = (Episcopal), but > >there'll be lots of SMOKE (grin). > I thought were were boycotting this place until the issue was resolved = by > the Guild?   Yes, yes, yes. Chris Babcock (Music Director & Organist) was fired from St. M-t-V in Aug/Sep 99. The AGO is looking into the issue and has blacklisted the place pending final resolution.   The organ was in great shape when I played it in late July 99 (although it was terrifically hot at the console, as the place is not air conditioned). =     --- MJC    
(back) Subject: Re: St. Mary-the-Virgin [was: Lookin for NYC Churches] From: "Rebekah Ingram" <rringram@syr.edu> Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 09:00:26 -0500     ----- Original Message ----- From: M Collins <mcoll@panix.com> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Wednesday, January 12, 2000 8:56 AM Subject: St. Mary-the-Virgin [was: Lookin for NYC Churches]   > Yes, yes, yes. Chris Babcock (Music Director & Organist) was fired from > St. M-t-V in Aug/Sep 99. The AGO is looking into the issue and has > blacklisted the place pending final resolution. > > The organ was in great shape when I played it in late July 99 (although = it > was terrifically hot at the console, as the place is not air = conditioned).   Whoa! I did not hear about this. Why was Babcock fired? (Or rather, why = did -they- say he was fired?)      
(back) Subject: Re: Lookin for NYC Churches From: "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 10:19:23 -0500   An excellent day indeed; but I think 2 p.m. was his end-time. But if he = can hit Evensong the two best are St. Thomas and St. John/Divine. St. John is the eastern seaboard reply to St. Mark's Seattle compline. I THINK it is = 7 p.m., and is a capella but chorally marvelous (about 8-10 singers, = Gregorian and organum, just unbelievable, using the full acoustic, but with the congregation in the choir; sit in top row decani, amidships). Surely one = of the finest things in North America. Followed by a little organ recital = that may be unpredictable.   If they don't have to leave at 2 p.m., climbing Riverside's tower to the beslls and taking in the (approx 3 p.m.?) carillon recital is = unforgettable and non-duplicable on this planet.   Pete: Whatever else you've got going that p.m., cancel it and stay in the city longer.   Alan   > From: "Dr. Darryl Miller" <organdok@safari.net> > > Lunch, and finally, Find an Evensong. >    
(back) Subject: Re: Lookin for NYC Churches From: "Erik Johnson" <the_maitre@hotmail.com> Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 11:22:43 EST     Greetings all,   I have to agree with Darrel, the St. John's experience has always thrilled =   me! I would add to the list:   Stop in at Columbia University Chapel to hopefully hear a delightful Skinner. Go to evensong at St. John's - professional choir sings. Attendee's sit in =   the choir stalls and get a glorious organ/choir experience from there!   All the Best, The Maitre   ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com    
(back) Subject: Re: John Weaver From: "Bud" <Quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 10:17:05 -0800   I didn't SAY anything about the QUALITY of the music ... I simply said = that the sopranos don't cultivate a "straight" tone, that St. Bart's has the = LOUDEST organ in Manhattan, and that the church was virtually empty on a recent visit by = a parishioner from St. Matthew's. Those statements I stand by.   Bud   DudelK@aol.com wrote:   > I first met John Weaver 35 years ago when he and I were a tad younger, = and > have heard him a few times over the years. Last January I heard him at = the > Mormon Tabernacle in a very demanding program played entirely from = memory. It > was without doubt one of the finest performances I have ever heard = anywhere. > In addition, he is one of the most gracious people I've ever met. > > I'd have to take exception to the comment about St. Bartholomew's. I was > there a year ago in the fall and attended the 11 o'clock service for the > first time. (Used to go to Evensong there from time to time back in the = 60s). > I was quite impressed by the music and Bill Trafka's playing. The sermon = was > likewise superb. > > Dudelsvater > > "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: Lookin for NYC Churches From: "Bud" <Quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 10:20:46 -0800       "Dr. Darryl Miller" wrote:   > Bud wrote:   > (snip) > > >Don't know what's going on currently at St. Mary-the-Virgin = (Episcopal), but > >there'll be lots of SMOKE (grin). > > I thought were were boycotting this place until the issue was resolved = by > the Guild? >   So what have the Rev'd Clergy perpetrated NOW? Egad, those folks love to = FIGHT! (sounds familiar). Did I miss the latest round?   Cheers,   Bud    
(back) Subject: Organ recitals From: <NAShepherd@aol.com> Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 13:24:58 EST   Anyone in the vicinity of Keynsham Parish Church near Bristol (UK) would be= =20 welcome at the folowing organ recitals/concerts diring the coming months.=20 Please do pass on details to anyone who may be interested!   All (except July 1st, 7.45) begin at 7.30pm, Admission =A35.00   February 5th=20 Anthony Pinel, Organist of St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol   March 10th Nigel Ogden, Presenter of BBC Radio Two's "The Organist Entertains" programm= e=20 who will be playing a programme of "light" classics and theatre organ music.   April 1st Theo Saunders, Organist of St James The Great, Leicester   May 6th=20 Neil Shepherd and friends in "Trumpet's, Organs and things" (Fun for all the= =20 family!!) -This is a programme to catch the imagination of children and=20 others who (we hope) will develop an interest in the organ as a result !!   June 10th Alison Howell, Asst. Organist, Keynsham PC   July 1st (7.45) Clifton Cathedral Choir in Concert (directed by David Ogden= )   July 8th Martin Neary (former Organist, Wesminster Abbey, London).=20   Hope to see you if you're around!   Neil Shepherd   =20  
(back) Subject: NYC Churches -- Another day for snooping From: "Dr. Darryl Miller" <organdok@safari.net> Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 13:31:44 -0500   Hey, Y'all!   I was thinking after I wrote that last little note in the middle of the night, that if I only had a Sunday in NYC I would do what I said, but if I had another day or other days, I'd definitely go exploring.   I'd want to go to Brick Church to play and hear the organs there, especially the Chapel organ (both for the organ and the computer operating system), and if it was installed in time, I'd beg an invite to Keith's apartment for a play at his new house organ.   I'd also want to go to Church of the Heavenly Rest and have a run at the new and improved bohemoth there. Of course, I'd want to take Steve out for a sandwich after he showed me around the place.   I've heard St. Ignatius Lloyla, but have never played it (or any Mander = for that matter), so that would be a must see.   Now, y'all, what are other gems I would need to see and hear from those already mentioned?   Just curious, of course!   Yours,   Darryl by the Kleenex Box At home nursing a nasty case of bronchitis    
(back) Subject: Re: St. Mary-the-Virgin From: "M Collins" <mcoll@panix.com> Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 13:56:04 -0500 (EST)   On Wed, 12 Jan 2000, Rebekah Ingram wrote: > From: M Collins <mcoll@panix.com> > Subject: St. Mary-the-Virgin [was: Lookin for NYC Churches] > > Yes, yes, yes. Chris Babcock (Music Director & Organist) was fired = from > > St. M-t-V in Aug/Sep 99. The AGO is looking into the issue and has > > blacklisted the place pending final resolution. > > Whoa! I did not hear about this. Why was Babcock fired? (Or rather, why = did > -they- say he was fired?)   Rebekah ---   Apparently, Chris was fired because "the rector wanted his own people". The new rector was installed in April 99, and on a Monday morning in September, called Chris into his office, told him the music for the previous day's service had been just fine, and said that Chris had to be out of his office by that afternoon, and a moving van would be coming to take his things away. I spoke with Chris a few days after this had happened, and he was in the process of filing a complaint with the AGO and the organization that oversees Episcopal musicians (the name of which I didn't know, and don't remember).   A friend who is a New York City member of AGO told me about a month ago that he had received a card from the AGO saying that a compliant had been filed and that AGO members should not accept a position at St. M-t-V until the issue had been investigated and resolved. I don't know if the notice was sent to all AGO members, or just those in the NY City area (or if any sort of notice will appear in TAO magazine).   I also don't know what the status of Ken Cowan (assistant organist, and a talented up-and-coming artist).   --- Matthew C.    
(back) Subject: Re: Soft/Meditative Organ Music? From: "Richard Pinel" <rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk> Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 19:34:06 -0000   >Hey All, > 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! > > Thanx in advance, > Pete     The Prelude from Dupres Prelude and Fugue in Gm   Richard    
(back) Subject: Re: Bach in 2002 -- Who to invite? From: "Richard Pinel" <rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk> Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 19:01:22 -0000   Daryl,   Why not try David Briggs, he was the organ scholar at King's College, Cambridge, and is now the organist of Gloucester Cathedral. I'm sure that anyone who has heard of him will corroborate how good he is (he got his = FRCO at 17!).   I know you said not to suggest our favourite Uncle Ned, but my organ = teacher pulls off a very exciting recital. He was the organ school at Norwich Cathedral (in which time he was actually the acting assistant), and subsequently St Paul's Cathedral in London.   His teachers have been Anne Page, David Sanger (both noted Bach = performers) and Marie-Claire Alain.   If you are interested I can put you in touch,   Richard.    
(back) Subject: Re: organ and orchestra From: "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@theatreorgans.com> Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 13:42:27 -0600   Here's an item about organ and orchestra being performed in Chicago next Sunday (the 16th) The Gateway Theatre has a 3/17 Kimball Theatre Organ   The Lakeshore Symphony Orchestra of Chicago, under the Direction of = Phillip Simmons, Music Director, presents Special Guest Artist: David Schrader, organist on Sundy, January 16th, 3:30 p.m. in the following program = Rossini Overture to La Grazza Ladra, Albinoni Adagio in G minor for Strings and ORGAN, Handel Concerto for Organ in B Flat, Verdi Overture to Nabucco, Respighi The Pines of Rome, Sponsored in part by CATOE. Tickets = Available at the door, Adults $12; Seniors & Students $7. For additional = information call : (312) 409-5670 At the GatewayTheatre, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave, = Chicago, Ill one block west of the Kennedy Expressway, one block east of Milwaukee Ave. Park Free on Premises.            
(back) Subject: Re: What is the world coming to???? From: "George W. Jenista" <hiplain@flash.net> Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 14:02:12 -0600   What's all the fear about this AOL/Time-Warner media mega-merger?   The REAL fear lies in an entity which can legally & forcibly separate us from our money, families, possessions, and even our lives. This entity of late has been working non-stop to deny us the right to freely worship God. It's called the federal government.  
(back) Subject: Re: St. Mary-the-Virgin From: <ManderUSA@aol.com> Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 15:06:14 EST   In a message dated 1/12/00 1:57:03 PM Eastern Standard Time, = mcoll@panix.com writes:   << I don't know if the notice was sent to all AGO members, or just those in the NY City area (or if any sort of notice will appear in TAO magazine). I also don't know what the status of Ken Cowan (assistant organist, and a talented up-and-coming artist). >>   Dear Matthew and List,   A notice did appear in TAO, just above the job listings, within the last couple of months. In addition to being a "talented up-and-coming artist," = Ken is a person of integrity. Upon learning what had happened, he immediately turned in his own keys. He is now serving on an interim basis as organist = at St. James' Church, Madison Avenue, while continuing his studies at Yale.   Malcolm Wechsler www.mander-organs.com  
(back) Subject: RE: NYC Churches -- Another day for snooping From: "Storandt, Peter" <pstorandt@okcu.edu> Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 14:28:30 -0600   Darryl:   You'd have to go to our former parish, Trinity Church on Broadway at Wall Street. Owen Burdick is master of the music, and presides over a heavenly choir and AEolian-Skinner's final complete new instrument, IV/175, from = 1971 kept in mint condition by Larry Trupiano. The building is beautiful = without being overbearing, and the sound is deliciously reverberant without loss = of articulation. The congreation will treat you as though you've been there all your life.   Cheers,   Peter   -----Original Message----- From: Dr. Darryl Miller [mailto:organdok@safari.net] Sent: Wednesday, January 12, 2000 12:32 PM To: PipeChat Subject: NYC Churches -- Another day for snooping     Hey, Y'all!   I was thinking after I wrote that last little note in the middle of the night, that if I only had a Sunday in NYC I would do what I said, but if I had another day or other days, I'd definitely go exploring.   I'd want to go to Brick Church to play and hear the organs there, especially the Chapel organ (both for the organ and the computer operating system), and if it was installed in time, I'd beg an invite to Keith's apartment for a play at his new house organ.   I'd also want to go to Church of the Heavenly Rest and have a run at the new and improved bohemoth there. Of course, I'd want to take Steve out for a sandwich after he showed me around the place.   I've heard St. Ignatius Lloyla, but have never played it (or any Mander = for that matter), so that would be a must see.   Now, y'all, what are other gems I would need to see and hear from those already mentioned?   Just curious, of course!   Yours,   Darryl by the Kleenex Box At home nursing a nasty case of bronchitis     "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: What is the world coming to???? From: "Storandt, Peter" <pstorandt@okcu.edu> Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 14:29:33 -0600   Didn't we just decide this sort of thing was off topic?   Peter   -----Original Message----- From: George W. Jenista [mailto:hiplain@flash.net] Sent: Wednesday, January 12, 2000 2:02 PM To: PipeChat Subject: Re: What is the world coming to????     What's all the fear about this AOL/Time-Warner media mega-merger?    
(back) Subject: Re: NYC Churches -- Another day for snooping From: "Bud" <Quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 12:40:11 -0800   There are still a fair number of historic organs tucked away here and = there in NYC, despite a "reign of terror" by an RC archdiocesan director of music = in the '40s ('50s?) who just HAPPENED to represent a certain "Catholic" = organ-builder .... he had many fine large 19th century tracker organs demolished and = replaced with 4-rank unit organs. Nevertheless, some 19th century organs survived, notably the 3-manual Erben (?) in OLD St. Patrick's Cathedral (now a = parish church). There was an article in "The Tracker" recently about a = more-or-less untouched 3-manual Roosevelt in St. James RC Church (in the Village?); = there's an ELEGANT 3-manual Holtkamp in Corpus Christi RC Church, right off the Columbia campus (the church where Thomas Merton was baptized); I THINK the = big A/S in St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia Univ. has been restored, or at least = has gotten a new console; the Beckerath at St. Michael's Episcopal has been refurbished and a certain amount of tonal updating done; there are some = big E.M. Skinners around, but I don't recall where right now.   Take care, Darryl ... the strain of respiratory infection going around So = Cal is developing into a VERY nasty strain of pneumonia ... my choir has been DECIMATED.   Cheers,   Bud   "Dr. Darryl Miller" wrote:   > Hey, Y'all! > > I was thinking after I wrote that last little note in the middle of the > night, that if I only had a Sunday in NYC I would do what I said, but if = I > had another day or other days, I'd definitely go exploring. > > I'd want to go to Brick Church to play and hear the organs there, > especially the Chapel organ (both for the organ and the computer = operating > system), and if it was installed in time, I'd beg an invite to Keith's > apartment for a play at his new house organ. > > I'd also want to go to Church of the Heavenly Rest and have a run at the > new and improved bohemoth there. Of course, I'd want to take Steve out = for > a sandwich after he showed me around the place. > > I've heard St. Ignatius Lloyla, but have never played it (or any Mander = for > that matter), so that would be a must see. > > Now, y'all, what are other gems I would need to see and hear from those > already mentioned? > > Just curious, of course! > > Yours, > > Darryl by the Kleenex Box > At home nursing a nasty case of bronchitis    
(back) Subject: Re: St. Mary-the-Virgin From: "Bud" <Quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 12:47:09 -0800   That clause in canon law has always made me nervous ... "all employees are = to submit resignations upon the incardination of a new rector" ... most of = the time, it's pro forma, and he/she doesn't accept them ... but it IS legal, at = least as far as CHURCH law is concerned. Whether it's CHRISTIAN or not is another = matter. But with NO notice? And I presume NO severance? SHEESH!   I have heard that the NYC AGO chapter is strong enough to make the = blacklisting stick. I certainly HOPE so!   That place has been a can of worms for YEARS ... remember when McNeil = Robinson went on vacation and the then-rector sold all the pipes and chestwork he'd collected from the Trinity College organ for the restoration of St. Mary's = organ?   Cheers,   Bud     > the organization that oversees Episcopal musicians (the name of which I > didn't know, and don't remember).   Association of Anglican Musicians ...