PipeChat Digest #1243 - Friday, January 28, 2000
 
What Are We Going to Do About It?
  by <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
Air Force Acacdemy
  by "dave" <dpitzer@sonic.net>
RE: Bish/Rufatti
  by "bruce cornely" <rohrschok8@webtv.net>
Re: Air Force Acacdemy
  by "Blaine Ricketts" <blaineri@home.com>
Re: Ruffati
  by "Douglas A Campbell" <dougcampbell@juno.com>
 



(back) Subject: What Are We Going to Do About It? From: <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net> Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2000 23:06:06 -0500 (EST)   Some things I've done (am doing)... 1) given the nursery school classes a demo of the organ AND taken them into the great chamber (Yes, we did it).   2) given the confirmation class a demo and tour of the organ (and chamber).   3) our annual community carol sing   4) I've been hosting the rehearsals for our local AGO choir festival and other AGO events and recitals.   5) not being ashamed of telling folks what I do when asked. I always feel like saying, "I'm a church music professional", but I usually shorten it to organist or organist/choir director.   Just a few.   But may I say, the chance to have dialogue here online is very meaningful for me. I always feel somewhat isolated here on the beautiful Jersey Shore. And while I love attending AGO meetings, conventions, etc., we don't always get to express ourselves on this very topic. So, this list is therapeutic, informative, inspirational, thought provoking, and uplifting.   Thanks, David, for allowing this avenue of growth.   Neil by the Frozen Barnegat Bay    
(back) Subject: Air Force Acacdemy From: "dave" <dpitzer@sonic.net> Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2000 21:47:52 -0800   Does anyone know if the Holtkamp/Moller organ at the Air Force Academy Chapel has been recorded and, if so, is the recording available?   Thanks,   Dave Pitzer =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D    
(back) Subject: RE: Bish/Rufatti From: "bruce cornely" <rohrschok8@webtv.net> Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2000 00:55:54 -0500 (EST)   >I am dismayed by what I read as a sort of > categoric anti-Italian sneer in your message. > It's as though after getting caught knocking > RC church music, you have shifted to > knocking a prominent Italian organ builder. Careful, Peter! You'll wind up on Dessert Bob's schpinnette's for sale mailing list!! ;-)     bruce cornely ~:~:~ rohrschok8@webtv.net gainesville, florida    
(back) Subject: Re: Air Force Acacdemy From: "Blaine Ricketts" <blaineri@home.com> Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2000 23:28:25 -0800   James Welch recorded it years ago. You might ask him at <welchjb@ix.netcom.com>   Blaine Ricketts     dave wrote: > > Does anyone know if the Holtkamp/Moller organ at the Air Force Academy > Chapel has been recorded and, if so, is the recording available? > > Thanks, > > Dave Pitzer  
(back) Subject: Re: Ruffati From: "Douglas A Campbell" <dougcampbell@juno.com> Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2000 19:57:08 -0500       On Thu, 27 Jan 2000 10:53:52 -0800 Quilisma@socal.rr.com writes: >OK, I'm gonna be VERY careful with this post ... there's a fine line >between >legitimate criticism and libel (grin). > >As far as the Silica Basilica, everything sounds like everything else >to my >ears. I've asked the question several times: in an organ THAT large, >why >DUPLICATE everything, both in the main organ and in the gallery organ, >rather >than providing LEGITIMATE organ-stops that are missing, like the 5 >1/3' Gros >Nasard, 3 1/5 Gros Tierce, etc.? I haven't looked at the stop-list >recently ... >maybe those things are there now. But the last time I looked at it, >there were >TWO Nasards, TWO Tierces, TWO 8' Bourdons, TWO 8' Principals, etc. on >just >about every division, and some of the reeds weren't where they needed >to be to >play French music accurately. Are the acoustics really SO awful that >the organ >NEEDS all those doublings? > It is my understanding that becasue of the "greenhouse" effect - they doublings are necessary to ensure that one of the ranks will be in tune. Ranks that are in tune for the 8 AM service may not be usuable at the 11AM service, etc.     Douglas A. Campbell Skaneateles, NY