PipeChat Digest #1526 - Friday, July 21, 2000
 
RE: Hilarious Poem for Bruce and Desert Bob
  by "Storandt, Peter" <pstorandt@okcu.edu>
RE: PipeChat Digest #1524 - 07/19/00
  by <steve@open-tech.com>
Re: My reply to yet more rudeness...
  by "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@catoe.org>
Re: Sound fonts French
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Re: My reply to yet more rudeness...
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: Fw: Two-Slice AGO Toaster wanted....
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: My reply to yet more rudeness...
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Cochereau in Boston & at Notre Dame, reissue
  by "Norman Chapman" <normanchapman@hotmail.com>
Vassar College Recital Hall Organ (x-posted)
  by "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu>
Concerts Dates
  by "Sarah Bryant" <sarahbryant@lineone.net>
Jacksonville Beach area churches/organs
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com>
Re: Church burnt - more details
  by "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com>
Re: Jacksonville Beach area churches/organs
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Organ Stop Descriptions
  by <SchultzRH@aol.com>
Re: Organ Stop Descriptions
  by <Tspiggle@aol.com>
San Jose, CA events??? (x-posted)
  by "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org>
Re: Church burnt - more details
  by <TRACKELECT@cs.com>
Re: Church burnt - more details
  by <ManderUSA@aol.com>
Re: Church burnt - more details
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
 


(back) Subject: RE: Hilarious Poem for Bruce and Desert Bob From: "Storandt, Peter" <pstorandt@okcu.edu> Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 07:57:41 -0500   Actually Tom Lehrer was prominently featured in last Sunday's New York = Times and Washington Post of the occasion of a CD re-issue of his recordings. He's alive and well at 71 and living on the beach in California.   Peter   -----Original Message----- From: RonSeverin@aol.com [mailto:RonSeverin@aol.com] Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2000 9:05 PM To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: Re: Hilarious Poem for Bruce and Desert Bob     Well Bob:   Tom Leherer did pretty well with this shtick! He got recording contracts too! He left teaching math at Harvard and went on the road with this act. He probably = did   better on the road than he ever would have at Harvard U. Hehehehe!   Ron   "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: PipeChat Digest #1524 - 07/19/00 From: <steve@open-tech.com> Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 09:59:13 -0500   I believe the Cavaille Coll samples refers to the Gigasampler. Check out http://www.nemesystech.com click on the link to "sound libraries" at the bottom and in the list that appears is an item "Peter Ewers' Symphonic = Organ Samples." Be advised this is high quality audio software which is not = cheap, the samples alone are $359. The Gigasampler software is additional as is your audio hardware. Still it's cheaper than an Ahlborn module.   Steve Chandler www.mp3.com/stevechandler   >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Dear List:   I just ran across a link containing samples for the organ. These are not particularly the ones I remember, but it's a start in the right direction. Roland seems to be involved with an Italian Organ builder on a German link.   Take a look anyway, as people have been asking about sound samples.   http://www.scpop.de   I'll keep a look out for the one with Cavaille Coll samples.   Ron Severin      
(back) Subject: Re: My reply to yet more rudeness... From: "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@catoe.org> Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 10:04:00 -0500   O Kevin....   To quote the famous Julia Childs, " If you can't stand the heat, then = stay out of the kitchen"..   D'Bob treats us all rather well...today is your turn in the barrell.   jch     At 11:09 PM 07/19/2000 -0600, you wrote: >Bob oh Bob, > >I already have a rather nice Orgasonic theatre model spinnet that was = given >to me for free, and can be seen on my homepage >www.theatreorgans.com/alabama/greenville >. I'm very pleased with it, and after I rebuilt most of it it sounded = better >than I or anyone else had expected. When I put the external Leslie on = it, it >should really sound nice. I can publish a stoplist if anyone is = interested >because the comment I generally get is "I didn't know there was a theatre =   >version >of the Orgasonic built." But if you want to come and put something on my =   >doorstep >in person feel free so I can speak to you in person. > >-k > >BTW: You can quit being rude anytime you please. I still can't figure = out >what >I've done to you. > > > >At 11:43 AM 7/19/2000 -600, you wrote: > >>I will *not* fight with you or anyone else, Bob.<snip> > > > >Oooh, I'm SO lucky! bReWsE and I decided that a Bald-One schpinette = will > >work out just fine for you. He'll have it on your door by tomorrow. > > > >Hohohohohahahahahhehehehe! > > > >DeserTBoB > >"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: Sound fonts French From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 11:48:37 EDT   Dear Dick and list:   Found on google this morning.   Jeux Sound Fonts: http://members.aol.com/realmac/jeux1.htm   Downloadable for free. French Classical stops. There are many more sites = too.   Ron  
(back) Subject: Re: My reply to yet more rudeness... From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 09:44:24   At 10:04 AM 7/20/2000 -0500, you wrote: >D'Bob treats us all rather well...today is your turn in the = barrell.<snip>   "Rollin' rollin' rollin'....keep that barrel rollin'..." <snarf snarf!>   dB  
(back) Subject: Re: Fw: Two-Slice AGO Toaster wanted.... From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 13:46:59 EDT   In a message dated 7/20/00 2:19:17 AM Eastern Daylight Time, dutchorgan@svs.net writes:   << Would you want the Emenee "up" on a turntable lift with a = projection-room spotlight and a little Howard seat? >> Ooooh! A Howie Jr. training seat! Haven't seen on in years. ;-)   Bruce .. . . .in the Beagles' Nest with the Baskerbeagles Molly, Duncan, and Miles Cremona502@cs.com HOWLING ACRES: http://ourworld.cs.com/Brucon502  
(back) Subject: Re: My reply to yet more rudeness... From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 13:46:56 EDT   In a message dated 7/20/00 1:27:24 AM Eastern Daylight Time, desertbob@rglobal.net writes:   << bReWsE!! Do you have THIS one? bReWsE, as you know, is the list's = King of BaWLd-Ones, and can give handy tips on the proper use of the "Fun = Machine" during funerals. hehehehehohohohohahahaha! >>   You are such a prevort. What are they called?.... Lesliebians!!!   BBBWWWWAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA     Bruce .. . . .in the Beagles' Nest with the Baskerbeagles Molly, Duncan, and Miles Cremona502@cs.com HOWLING ACRES: http://ourworld.cs.com/Brucon502  
(back) Subject: Re: Cochereau in Boston & at Notre Dame, reissue From: "Norman Chapman" <normanchapman@hotmail.com> Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 17:49:33 GMT   This is addressed to Mr. Van Pelt, the writer of the note on Cochereau,etc.:This is off the subject, and maybe off the wall , but there =   is a Mr. Van Pelt who teachers at a historically black college in Little Rock Arkansas--a real nice guy--are you realted to him?     >From: "William T. Van Pelt" <bill@organsociety.org> >Reply-To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> >To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org>, "PIPORG-L" ><piporg-l@listserv.albany.edu> >Subject: Cochereau in Boston & at Notre Dame, reissue >Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2000 15:34:44 -0400 > >The famous four-movement Symphony improvised by Pierre Cochereau in 1956 = at >Symphony Hall, Boston, for Volume 12 of the Aeolian-Skinner "King of >Instruments" series has been reissued in a 2-CD set along with his = earliest >recordings of the Cavaill=E9-Coll at Notre-Dame, Paris, originally issued = on >the L'Oiseau Lyre label as LPs. The Paris sessions were conducted in = 1955, >the year of Cochereau's appointment as titulaire at Notre Dame, and the >organ was unchanged and still playing with its Cavaill=E9-Coll console, = just >as Vierne had left it 18 years earlier. This new 2-CD set is imported by >OHS and is available at http://www.ohscatalog.org on the opening page. > >Only the improvised Symphony appears from the Boston recording. The works >recorded at Notre Dame are Liszt: Ad nos; Vierne: Symphony 2; and Dupre: >Symphonie-Passion. > >Bill Van Pelt > > > >"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 >   ________________________________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at http://www.hotmail.com    
(back) Subject: Vassar College Recital Hall Organ (x-posted) From: "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu> Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 14:55:51 -0500   Dear List,   I apologize for the x-post, however I thought the following might be of interest to both groups, as it continues an earlier thread on both.   The following was a reply to me from the Vassar organist, Merellyn Galagher, a wonderful organist, and nice person too!   John V   "I am not in the pipe "chats" loop. However, if you think anyone wants to know more about the organ for sale, ask them to contact first the web page recently put up by the college at http://depts.vassar.edu/~music/organ.html [The tilde symbol between edu/ and music is to the left of the number 1 on the keyboard, using the shift.] If they wish an appointment to see the organ, they should contact me directly (after July 22) at <megallagher@vassar.edu>. The Gress-Miles/Kimball deserves a good home. It was for reasons of diversity to exchange the college's second best G-M for a tracker which will be built by Paul Fritts, 2 manual and pedal, 32 stops. We expect it to be a world-class instrument that will attract many from far and near. I appreciate your interest. Merellyn"      
(back) Subject: Concerts Dates From: "Sarah Bryant" <sarahbryant@lineone.net> Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 22:01:25 +0100   Sorry, a small error crept into my missive of earlier today. John Mann = will be playing in Rochester NY on Saturday 19 May 2001.   Sarah Bryant     --- Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free. Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). Version: 6.0.167 / Virus Database: 80 - Release Date: 6/29/00    
(back) Subject: Jacksonville Beach area churches/organs From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 17:19:58 -0500   Bruce and others: I have to attend a short convention the first week in October at Jacksonville Beach. Haven't been in that area since I was = about 18 - are there any neat organs within an hour or so that I could see if I can manage an extra 1/2 day or so off? How far is Gainesville - more than an hour?   How about Episcopal services on Sunday?   Just checking. Thanks,   Glenda Sutton              
(back) Subject: Re: Church burnt - more details From: "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com> Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 19:49:36 -0400   Photos of this devastating five are posted on the following site:   www.lexva.com/LexPresFire1.htm     Bonnie Beth Derby, B.Mus., M.Mus. Producer & Host ``Orgelwerke'' & ``Choral Traditions'' WCNY-FM, 91.3; Syracuse; WUNY-FM, 89.5, Utica; WJNY-FM, 90.9, Watertown Organist, First Church of Christ, Scientist, Syracuse [1927 E.M. = Skinner] orge@dreamscape.com   ----- Original Message ----- Subject: Re: Church burnt - more details     > In a message dated 00-07-19 12:59:51 EDT, you write: > > << > Hi list, > I saw on the news last night that a Presbyterian church somewhere in = the > Carolina's burnt to the ground. Anyone have any info on the situation = or the > organ? > > Tim >> > The church in question is (was) the Presbyterian Churech in Lexington, = VA. > This historic building (approx 165 yrs old) was the church in which Stonewall > Jackson served as an early deacon while an instructor at the Virginia > Military Institute. The church had a 3 manual Moller pipe organ with an > exposed great division and Swell and CHoir divisions. My guess is that = it was > about 35 to 40 ranks. I had seen the organ (console) about two years ago > while doing a walikng tour of Lexington (the church was open, and I wandered > in, saw the exposed pipework and made my way to the console to satisfy = my > curiosity about what I was seeing. I did not get to play or hear the organ.) > > The fire apparenlty started when a crew of painters were using heat to help > remove some old paint when the building caught on fire. Firefighters = from > Lexington, and the surrounding counties fought the blaze but the = sanctuary > was a complete loss.      
(back) Subject: Re: Jacksonville Beach area churches/organs From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 21:09:27 EDT   In a message dated 7/20/00 6:25:08 PM Eastern Daylight Time, gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com writes:   << Bruce and others: I have to attend a short convention the first week = in October at Jacksonville Beach. Haven't been in that area since I was = about 18 - are there any neat organs within an hour or so that I could see if I can manage an extra 1/2 day or so off? How far is Gainesville - more = than an hour? >>   The best (only) organ in jacksonville Beach is at St. Paul's by the Sea Episcopal, a beautiful 1960s modern building in the shape of a fish. The organ is a 2/28ish Schanta, which is greatly enhanced by the wonderful acoustics. I don't know anything about what goes on on Sunday morning. =   Jacksonville is only about a half-hour away. Neat organs depends upon what you like!   ++Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd has a 4/44 Skinner from 1929 and wonderful music (James Higbe O/D), and the building is gorgeous (in = Riverside at Park, Stocton & Forbes Sts); ++St. John's Cathedral (both Episcopal) has a 3/69 Austin 1970s and the = music there is good (John Barry, O/D), as well, although they do a bit of CCM = (!). ++Riverside Presbyterian has a Moller, recently rebuilt by Reuter (or = their rep) and the music is excellent (Andrew Clarke is O/D), and is another gorgeous gothic building with wonderful stained glass. ++Riverside Park UMC has a 3/40ish Austin moved from Atlanta and rebuilt = in the 70s (?). (Dan Francabandiero O/D) Music is very good. Their West window is quite unique and worth the trip if you're into modern stained = glass and nudity!! Riverside Park UMC and Riverside Presbyterian are in the = same block on Park Street in Riverside (at I-10) so you could run back and = forth at will! ++Riverside Baptist at Park and Edgewood has a 4m Ontko&Young which was originally an EM Skinner. The building is an Italianate stone room that = is another must-see room. I have no idea what goes on musically, but this church was the last bastian of really good music in Baptist churches of Jacksonville for many years. ++Southside UMC (Hendricks Avenue) has a large 3m Schantz from the 60s = with antiphonal + truckhorn. It is a beautiful Georgian building with nice acoustics, and traditionally has had excellent music. I haven't been = there since changes in staff several years ago. ++All Saints Episcopal (Southside, Hendricks Ave) has a 3/36ish Austin = from the 60s and should have good music; it's a very friendly/huggy place and should be a fun experience; organ and choir in the back (Brenda McNeiland O/D). ++St. Paul's Episcopal (Southside, Atlantic Blvd) has nice acoustics and a =   very lovely 2/17ish Zimmer from the 80s. This was Zimmer's first attempt = at being "English" and it is very successful. I don't know what the music is =   like. ++St. Mark's Lutheran ELCA (Southside, Hendricks Avenue) has a 2/17 = Zimmer, the Germanic variety. They are looking for a new O/D. My folks go to church there and don't recommend the music!! ++Hendricks Avenue Baptist (Southside, Hendricks Avenue) has a late 80s = 3/59 Moller (finished by Don Gillette). They had excellent music for many = years, and have recently renovated. I don't know if this means the carpet was removed or deepened!! +++(All Saints, St. Mark's, and Hendricks Ave Baptist are within walking distance of each other so running back and forth would be possible here, too) ++(A) Lutheran Church (Arlington, Merrill Rd) has a late 80s 2/28ish Casavant. I can't remember the name of the church and no nothing of the music done there, but if you want Lutheran, Casavant and closer to the = Beach, this will do it!)   Of course, the very best would be Holy Trinity in Gainesville, where you would be treated to the exquisite improvisations of David Benson, hear his =   wonderful choir in lovely acoustics of the recently rebuilt church = building with 3/57 Visser-Roland tracker, and get taken to lunch by Moi! = Gainesville is about 2-1/2 hours from the beach and church is at 10:30. Lodging can be arranged.   Hope this helps!   Bruce .. . . .in the Beagles' Nest with the Baskerbeagles Molly, Duncan, and Miles Cremona502@cs.com HOWLING ACRES: http://ourworld.cs.com/Brucon502  
(back) Subject: Organ Stop Descriptions From: <SchultzRH@aol.com> Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 21:18:38 EDT   A web site for organ stop descriptions was recently listed as:   http://www.mewmusic.com/stops   I tried to access that today, and it was not found. Without the /stops, = the site comes up fine, but there doesn't seem to be any link to the organ = stop descriptions.   Any suggestions?   Ralph Schultz  
(back) Subject: Re: Organ Stop Descriptions From: <Tspiggle@aol.com> Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 21:36:18 EDT   The address is www.mewsic.com/stops, not what you typed in.  
(back) Subject: San Jose, CA events??? (x-posted) From: "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org> Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 22:51:24 -0400   Hi,   All next week, August 24 - leaving August 29 I will be actually = in Sunnyvale, CA, on business, which is reasonably close to San Jos=E9, = CA and San Francisco. I will be busy during the day but if there are = any events in the evenings, I might could break away. I will, of = course, have a car while I am there. Anybody want to get together = for dinner one evening? =20   Cheers, TommyLee Whitlock    
(back) Subject: Re: Church burnt - more details From: <TRACKELECT@cs.com> Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 23:24:32 EDT   This brought back fond memories from when I worked down in that area. (I = may be mistaken but I am pretty sure this was the church - it was very close = to Virginia Military Institute) About ten years ago I arrived at Lex. Pres. = to service the organ only to find a handbell sitting on the console with a = note reading "Can you please tune the organ to this?" We did.   Alan B.  
(back) Subject: Re: Church burnt - more details From: <ManderUSA@aol.com> Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2000 01:35:46 EDT   In a message dated 7/19/00 10:58:36 PM Eastern Daylight Time, tommylee@whitlock.org writes:   << Isn't this also what caused another historical church in Boston to = burn? At least they caught that one early enough to prevent the fire from = completely destroying the edifice and as I remember, the organ was not a total loss, =   though damaged. >>   You may be thinking of St. Mary's Church in New Haven (CT). Your story = above exactly fits the circumstances, I think. The organ was a transplant from a =   New York church that was being closed, and in its new life in New Haven, = is really a splendid landmark instrument. The building did survive, with considerable damage, but the Fire Department made an incredible (and successful) effort to keep the flames away from the organ, which, as you = say, survived with not too much damage. Having heard this thrilling instrument played by both Bruce Stephens and Joan Lippincott at the Central CT OHS Convention a very few years ago, my heart stopped at hearing the news of = the fire on the radio. It was nice to hear a later broadcast make special = mention of the fact that the firemen had taken great pains to save the church's famous organ.   Cheers,   Malcolm Wechsler www.mander-organs.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Church burnt - more details From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2000 02:28:02 EDT   In a message dated 7/21/00 1:36:36 AM Eastern Daylight Time, ManderUSA@aol.com writes:   << You may be thinking of St. Mary's Church in New Haven (CT). Your story above exactly fits the circumstances, I think. The organ was a transplant from = a New York church that was being closed, and in its new life in New Haven, = is really a splendid landmark instrument. >>   As I recall, St. Mary's fire was started by a vagrant in a restroom. An historic Jewish Temple in NYC, I think, was the one started by a roof repairman during restoration. (but, then.... I was wrong once) ;-)   Bruce .. . . .in the Beagles' Nest with the Baskerbeagles Molly, Duncan, and Miles Cremona502@cs.com HOWLING ACRES: http://ourworld.cs.com/Brucon502