PipeChat Digest #1539 - Saturday, July 29, 2000
 
IRC
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Re: Hidden vs Exposed
  by "Erik Johnson" <the_maitre@hotmail.com>
Re: Hidden vs Exposed
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: Today's New York Times x-posted
  by <JKVDP@aol.com>
Re: Today's New York Times x-posted
  by "Dr. Charles E. Brown" <chabrown@impop.bellatlantic.net>
Re: Today's New York Times x-posted
  by "Dr. Charles E. Brown" <chabrown@impop.bellatlantic.net>
Re: Hidden vs Exposed
  by <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
Plymouth Bach Recital Tonight
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
 


(back) Subject: IRC From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2000 15:51:49 -0500   Just a reminder that the regular Friday PipeChat IRC session will be happening tonight beginning at 9:00 PM Eastern Time.   For those that tried to join on Monday night and had problems hopefully all of those are gone as aof now. There was some sort of major Internet network problem that was affecting many connections on Monday. As far as I know, there shouldn't be any problems tonight.   Hope to see some of you there tonight.   David  
(back) Subject: Re: Hidden vs Exposed From: "Erik Johnson" <the_maitre@hotmail.com> Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2000 17:44:27 EDT     >If it's the cathedral I'm thinking of, said organist must leave the >bench, wait for elevator, ride elevator down, exit building, smoke, >enter building, wait for elevator, ride elevator, return to bench. Uh >huh, yeah, right. > >Neil   Uh huh, yeah, right....if you haven't been there whilst 'he' was playing don't comment. I HAVE been there for several masses BESIDE the downstairs =   console. So if it wasn't the organist, it must have been the ghost of St. =   Patrick!   All the Best, Erik ________________________________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at http://www.hotmail.com    
(back) Subject: Re: Hidden vs Exposed From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2000 15:07:11   At 05:44 PM 7/28/2000 EDT, you wrote: >So if it wasn't the organist, it must have been the ghost of St. >Patrick!<snip>   LOL! ...or George Kilgen!   DeserTBoB    
(back) Subject: Re: Today's New York Times x-posted From: <JKVDP@aol.com> Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2000 18:29:42 EDT   In a message dated 00-07-27 17:41:25 EDT, DR. Brown writes   >No wonder William Whitehead, who served as organist for many years at = Fifth >Avenue, died recently. It was out of shock!!!! > >   Not quite DR. Brown - I read that only months before William Whitehead = passed away his church, 2nd Congregational of Greenwich CT,, placed an order for = a new Allen Console with over 80 added digital ranks! As a sage warned many =   years ago: "some people listen with their prejudices rather than their = ears". Jerry in Seattle  
(back) Subject: Re: Today's New York Times x-posted From: "Dr. Charles E. Brown" <chabrown@impop.bellatlantic.net> Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2000 18:56:35 +0000   My comments were not about Whitehead's feelings about electronics, but = about his feelings about the Fifth Avenue organ.   Whitehead was active with Rodgers at one time (in the 80s) and Rodgers was = trying to get Fifth Avenue as a test case for mixing the media on a larger = instrument not specifically designed for it. Whitehead was adamantly against it.   Also, the organ at Fifth didn't need it. What possibly could electronics = add to that organ. I have spend countless hours practicing on and playing that = organ. It was a fine instrument. I do not see what purpose the electronics serve.   Dr. Charles E. Brown   IJKVDP@aol.com wrote:   > In a message dated 00-07-27 17:41:25 EDT, DR. Brown writes > > >No wonder William Whitehead, who served as organist for many years at = Fifth > >Avenue, died recently. It was out of shock!!!! > > > > > > Not quite DR. Brown - I read that only months before William Whitehead = passed > away his church, 2nd Congregational of Greenwich CT,, placed an order = for a > new Allen Console with over 80 added digital ranks! As a sage warned = many > years ago: "some people listen with their prejudices rather than their = ears". > Jerry in Seattle > > "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: Today's New York Times x-posted From: "Dr. Charles E. Brown" <chabrown@impop.bellatlantic.net> Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2000 19:11:47 +0000   Please forgive the typos in my last post. I was in a hurry and gasped when = I read it after the send....LOL   Back to grade school!!!!   Charles   JKVDP@aol.com wrote:   > In a message dated 00-07-27 17:41:25 EDT, DR. Brown writes > > >No wonder William Whitehead, who served as organist for many years at = Fifth > >Avenue, died recently. It was out of shock!!!! > > > > > > Not quite DR. Brown - I read that only months before William Whitehead = passed > away his church, 2nd Congregational of Greenwich CT,, placed an order = for a > new Allen Console with over 80 added digital ranks! As a sage warned = many > years ago: "some people listen with their prejudices rather than their = ears". > Jerry in Seattle > > "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: Hidden vs Exposed From: <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net> Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2000 20:47:16 -0400 (EDT)   I stand corrected. I forgot about the downstairs console at St. Kilgen (oops, Patrick).   It's still not professional in my view.   Neil    
(back) Subject: Plymouth Bach Recital Tonight From: <ScottFop@aol.com> Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2000 23:09:59 EDT   This evening St. John's Episcopal Church, Plymouth, Michigan presented an organ concert commemorating the 250th anniversary of the death of Johann Sebastian Bach. The recitalists were all from the studio class of Dr. = Robert Glasgow at the University of Michigan and program was as follows:   David Dockery Assistant Organist: Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Detroit Prelude and Fugue in D Major   Christopher Wells Organist-Choirmaster: St. John's Episcopal Church, Plymouth Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter auf Erden (Schubler Chorales) Komm, Gott, Schopfer, Heiliger Geist (Leipzig Chorales)   Scott Hanoian Assistant Organist: Christ Church Episcopal, Grosse Pointe Prelude and Fugue in G Major   Robert Abbott Liturgical Music Assistant: National Shrine of the Little Flower, Royal = Oak Sonata III: Andante - Adagio e dolce - Vivace   Jeremy David Tarrant Organist-Choirmaster: Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Detroit Schmucke dich, o liebe Seele (Leipzig Chorales) Trio Super: Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend   Paula Lee Organist: First Presbyterian Church, Ypsilanti and Hope Church, Ann Arbor Passacaglia and Fugue in c minor   The instrument at St. John's was built in 1971 by Gabriel Kney and the specifications are as follows:   Manual I (unenclosed): 8 Rohrflote 4 Prestant 4 Quintadena 2 Blockflote 1-3/5 Terz 1-1/3 Mixture IV rks Tremulant   Manual II (unenclosed): 8 Holzgedeckt 4 Spitzflote 2 Prinzipal 1-1/3 Quintflote 1/2 Zimbel II rks 8 Holz Regal Tremulant   Pedal: 16 Subbass 8 Gedackt Bass 4 Choral Bass 2-2/3 Mixture II rks 16 Dulcian   II/I (hookdown) I/Pedal (hookdown) II/Pedal (hookdown)   It was a well programmed concert that was very nicely performed all = around. The hospitality and warmth of the people of St. John's parish was = wonderful and the choir hosted a beautiful reception following the recital.   I had the pleasure of sitting with Dr. Glasgow and Dr. Charles Kennedy = (St. John's Episcopal Church, Detroit) and enjoying their observations of the performances and the instrument. Ya know- I got into water once with one = of my college professors for badmouthing the Kney in our recital hall, and I must admit that during tonight's performance- I now remember why I = badmouthed it in the first place. And those wonderful electric slider chests (due to =   the detached console)- several times some of the ranks only got partial = wind, what a gorgeous sonority THAT was and during the Passacaglia, Miss Lee = played on heroically even though sometimes she only got partial wind on the 8' manual stops and other times she got NO wind. BUT- in all fairness- it IS = a tractor, uh, TRACKER and we all know that they are SUPERIOR and NEVER = BREAK! >=3Do\ Mr. Wells was the organ scholar and assistant at St. Paul's K Street in Washington, DC on that sumptuous Schoenstein. How he puts up with this "thing" is beyond me.   At one point during the cantus of the "Kommst du nun" we all thought we actually heard an 8' foundation stop and looked at each other with utter amazement!!! Glasgow laughed and said that it was magic and that I was imagining things. And after that Holzgedeckt- I have heard enough = xylophones to last me until my next theatre organ concert!   Impartially yours, >=3Do} Scott F. Foppiano, National Shrine of the Little Flower