PipeChat Digest #1291 - Friday, March 3, 2000
 
Theatre Organs
  by "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com>
Bach Jokes
  by "Rebekah Ingram" <rringram@syr.edu>
Re: Bach Jokes
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
RE: Bach Jokes
  by "Storandt, Peter" <pstorandt@okcu.edu>
Re: Bach Jokes
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Stations of The Cross
  by "Erik Johnson" <the_maitre@hotmail.com>
Richard Lurvis Composition Thanksgiving
  by "Paul R. Swank" <prswank@bellatlantic.net>
Re: Richard Lurvis Composition Thanksgiving
  by "Paul R. Swank" <prswank@bellatlantic.net>
Re: Stations of The Cross
  by "Bud" <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: Richard [P]urvis Composition Thanksgiving
  by "Stanley E Yoder" <syoder+@andrew.cmu.edu>
Re: Richard [P]urvis Composition Thanksgiving
  by "Bud" <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: Richard [P]urvis Composition Thanksgiving
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: Richard [P]urvis Composition Thanksgiving
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com>
Re: Bach Jokes
  by "Maynard Cuppy" <cuppy.maynard@mcleodusa.net>
Re: Bach Jokes
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com>
console question
  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com>
Re: Richard [P]urvis Composition Thanksgiving
  by "Bud" <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: Stupid questions about Mulet
  by "Charles Wertalik" <wertzl@earthlink.net>
RE: Stupid questions about Mulet
  by "Daniel D. Wilkinson" <dandub@gte.net>
St. Jacobikirche organ
  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com>
Posters of Pipe Organs
  by <TheOrganst@aol.com>
Robert Glasgow Visits the National Shrine
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
Re: High Music Racks
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com>
Mulet CD & New Books
  by "William T. Van Pelt III" <wvanpelt@erols.com>
Re: Robert Glasgow Visits the National Shrine
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: Acoustics: "Mainly the padded seats"...
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
Re: Richard [P]urvis Composition Thanksgiving
  by "Stanley E Yoder" <syoder+@andrew.cmu.edu>
Thanks . . .
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com>
Re: Stations of The Cross
  by <mjolnir@ticnet.com>
 



(back) Subject: Theatre Organs From: "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com> Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2000 13:25:55 -0500   I am ready to mail out the photos which people requested. Question -- does anyone know what became of the two Kansas City MO theatre organs? = The Midland Theatre/Bowling Arena with Robert Morton 4/25, according to a note on the back of one photograph, does not exist now (the building). The = other is the Empire Theatre with a Kimball organ, theatre console. In my notes = I have a Robert Morton 4/.27 in the "Music Hall Civic Center", KC, MO. = Would this be the same Morton from the former Midland Theatre? Judy Ollikkala  
(back) Subject: Bach Jokes From: "Rebekah Ingram" <rringram@syr.edu> Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2000 14:15:49 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0030_01BF851A.FA3849A0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Hi everyone, This is a little off topic, but I'm desperate. I am making fliers for my = =3D recital and would like to headline them with Bach Jokes. I can only think of one (Why did Bach = =3D have so many=3D20 children...because he pulled out all the stops). If anybody has anymore, = =3D please e-mail me!   PS, if you have Franck, Mendelssohn, Sweelinck, or E. Bacon jokes I =3D could use those as well. ;)   -Rebekah   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0030_01BF851A.FA3849A0 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 everyone,</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>This is&nbsp;a little off topic, but I'm desperate. = =3D I am=3D20 making fliers for&nbsp;my recital and would like</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>to headline them with Bach Jokes. I can only think = =3D of one (Why=3D20 did Bach have so many </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>children...because he pulled out all the stops). If = =3D anybody=3D20 has anymore, please e-mail</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>me!</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>PS, if you have Franck, Mendelssohn,&nbsp;Sweelinck, = =3D or E.=3D20 Bacon jokes I could use those</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>as well. ;)</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>-Rebekah</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0030_01BF851A.FA3849A0--    
(back) Subject: Re: Bach Jokes From: <DRAWKNOB@aol.com> Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2000 14:23:51 EST   Why did J.S. Bach father 20 children? He didn't know how to stop his = organ.  
(back) Subject: RE: Bach Jokes From: "Storandt, Peter" <pstorandt@okcu.edu> Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2000 13:24:27 -0600   Please spare us innocent list members more of this "content."   Peter   -----Original Message----- From: DRAWKNOB@aol.com [mailto:DRAWKNOB@aol.com] Sent: Friday, March 03, 2000 1:24 PM To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: Re: Bach Jokes     Why did J.S. Bach father 20 children? He didn't know how to stop his = 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: Re: Bach Jokes From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Fri, 03 Mar 2000 12:00:09   At 02:15 PM 3/3/2000 -0500, you wrote: >Why did Bach have so many children...because he pulled out all the stops<snip>   <groaaaaaaaaaan>  
(back) Subject: Stations of The Cross From: "Erik Johnson" <the_maitre@hotmail.com> Date: Fri, 03 Mar 2000 16:45:15 EST   Greetings All,   Our diocese is going to be televising a "Stations of The Cross" service = from our church next month. Normally we have a very low key service - just simple non-accompanied hymns. However, the persons videoing this = suggested that perhaps we could provide some appropriate music for the service/broadcast.   The question is: Other than the Dupre Stations, does anyone know of other music appropriate for a Stations service? I'm not looking for hymns here - =   but rather organ solos for each station - kept on the shorter side.   Any ideas ???   All the Best,   The Maitre ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com    
(back) Subject: Richard Lurvis Composition Thanksgiving From: "Paul R. Swank" <prswank@bellatlantic.net> Date: Fri, 03 Mar 2000 16:54:59 -0500   I am looking for the publisher of the music "Thanksgiving" by Richard Purvis (1917-1994). I have contacted JW Pepper, whose customer service tells me they do not have it, but would get it for me if I can tell them the publisher. Any leads?   Paul R. Swank Organist/Choirmaster (Retired)    
(back) Subject: Re: Richard Lurvis Composition Thanksgiving From: "Paul R. Swank" <prswank@bellatlantic.net> Date: Fri, 03 Mar 2000 17:00:32 -0500   Now you see why I am retired; that is Pichard Purvis not Richard Lurvis. The keys are very close on the keyboard, but then again so are F and G close on the Great Manual. Ah well...   Paul R. Swank Still Retired    
(back) Subject: Re: Stations of The Cross From: "Bud" <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Fri, 03 Mar 2000 14:11:33 -0800   A friend of mine plays an "organ" Stations of the Cross every year ... he = found some Tournemire, so he alternates years between Dupre and Tournemire ... I = have no IDEA what the Tournemire IS, or where to find it, but I'll ask him. But rather than that, how about a choral setting of the Stabat Mater to = accompany the Stations? My mind is going blank here, but I think we did a = double-chorus Palestrina Stabat Mater while I was at Old St. Mary's, and what's the one = for two-part trebles? Oh, Pergolesi, that's right (Senior Moment ... DUH!). = Don't think you could whip up the Rossini in a month, but it's GREAT fun to do.   Cheers,   Bud   Erik Johnson wrote:   > Greetings All, > > Our diocese is going to be televising a "Stations of The Cross" service = from > our church next month. Normally we have a very low key service - just > simple non-accompanied hymns. However, the persons videoing this = suggested > that perhaps we could provide some appropriate music for the > service/broadcast. > > The question is: Other than the Dupre Stations, does anyone know of = other > music appropriate for a Stations service? I'm not looking for hymns here = - > but rather organ solos for each station - kept on the shorter side. > > Any ideas ??? > > All the Best, > > The Maitre > ______________________________________________________ > Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com > > "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: Richard [P]urvis Composition Thanksgiving From: "Stanley E Yoder" <syoder+@andrew.cmu.edu> Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2000 17:23:58 -0500 (EST)   This is one of "Four Prayers in Tone" (New York, M. Witmark & Sons, 1951.) Purvis styled these "Chorale-Fantasies". The four were published together under the above title.   Hope this helps. Stan Yoder Pittsburgh  
(back) Subject: Re: Richard [P]urvis Composition Thanksgiving From: "Bud" <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Fri, 03 Mar 2000 14:26:50 -0800   If anybody finds these, I'd like to replace my copy as well ... forgotten all about those ... used to play the Fantasie on "Ton-y-Botel" when I was in HIGH SCHOOL (grin).   Cheers,   Bud   Stanley E Yoder wrote:   > This is one of "Four Prayers in Tone" (New York, M. Witmark & Sons, > 1951.) Purvis styled these "Chorale-Fantasies". The four were published > together under the above title. > > Hope this helps. > Stan Yoder > Pittsburgh > > "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: Richard [P]urvis Composition Thanksgiving From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Fri, 03 Mar 2000 14:59:48   At 02:26 PM 3/3/2000 -0800, you wrote: >If anybody finds these, I'd like to replace my copy as well ... forgotten >all about those ... used to play the Fantasie on "Ton-y-Botel" when I was >in HIGH SCHOOL (grin).<snip>   That's the chorale-predule from the "7 Chorale Predules", published by Belwin in 1944. A recital favorite for many. Very "WurliTzery", lots of opportunities for tubas, etc.. This collection is still in print, and is my favorite Purvis stuff...very much idiomatic, what people used to call "clich=E9-ridden". Doesn't stop me from playing it, however. The "Festival Toccata" is a nice one, too.   DeserTBoB    
(back) Subject: Re: Richard [P]urvis Composition Thanksgiving From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2000 18:31:09 -0600   Stan is right about the origin; however, this music is out of print. You may can go through a lending library in your area to obtain it. If you = have no luck, please contact me.   Glenda Sutton   > This is one of "Four Prayers in Tone" (New York, M. Witmark & Sons, > 1951.) Purvis styled these "Chorale-Fantasies". The four were published > together under the above title. > > Hope this helps. > Stan Yoder > Pittsburgh        
(back) Subject: Re: Bach Jokes From: "Maynard Cuppy" <cuppy.maynard@mcleodusa.net> Date: Fri, 03 Mar 2000 17:38:18 -0600     --------------BB246A2ABB19AB952530BAFB Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3Dus-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   A little boy's summary of Bach's life: Bach had two wives and 21 children and practiced on an old spinster in the attic.   Rebekah Ingram wrote:   > Hi everyone,This is a little off topic, but I'm desperate. I am making > fliers for my recital and would liketo headline them with Bach Jokes. > I can only think of one (Why did Bach have so manychildren...because > he pulled out all the stops). If anybody has anymore, please > e-mailme! PS, if you have Franck, Mendelssohn, Sweelinck, or E. Bacon > jokes I could use thoseas well. ;) -Rebekah   --------------BB246A2ABB19AB952530BAFB Content-Type: text/html; charset=3Dus-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <!doctype html public "-//w3c//dtd html 4.0 transitional//en"> <html> <body bgcolor=3D"#D8D8D8"> A little boy's summary of Bach's life: Bach had two wives and 21 children and practiced on an old spinster in the attic. <p>Rebekah Ingram wrote: <blockquote TYPE=3DCITE><style></style> <font size=3D-1>Hi everyone,</font><font size=3D-1>This is a little off topic, but I'm desperate. I am making fliers for my = recital and would like</font><font size=3D-1>to headline them with Bach Jokes. I can only think of one (Why did Bach have so many</font><font = size=3D-1>children...because he pulled out all the stops). If anybody has anymore, please = e-mail</font><font size=3D-1>me!</font>&nbsp;<font size=3D-1>PS, if you have Franck, Mendelssohn, Sweelinck, or E. Bacon jokes I could use those</font><font size=3D-1>as well. ;)</font>&nbsp;<font = size=3D-1>-Rebekah</font></blockquote>   </body> </html>   --------------BB246A2ABB19AB952530BAFB--    
(back) Subject: Re: Bach Jokes From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2000 18:52:09 -0600   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_00B2_01BF8541.94116680 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Wow, a gray message! Sorry, Rebekah, I'm fresh out of Sweelinck jokes. = =3D If you get any, plesae share them with me.   Glenda Sutton   ------=3D_NextPart_000_00B2_01BF8541.94116680 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 face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Wow, a gray message!&nbsp; Sorry, =3D Rebekah, I'm=3D20 fresh out of Sweelinck jokes.&nbsp; If you get any, plesae share them =3D with=3D20 me.</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Glenda =3D Sutton</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_00B2_01BF8541.94116680--    
(back) Subject: console question From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com> Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2000 19:53:02 -0500   Good evening everyone,   is there anyone out there who's played the Ruffatti = organ at Coral Ridge Church in Florida? I have a question concerning the = original Ruffatti console, which was replaced by a Rodgers console in 1989. If there's anyone out there who's played it, please contact me. Thanks..........   Carlo  
(back) Subject: Re: Richard [P]urvis Composition Thanksgiving From: "Bud" <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Fri, 03 Mar 2000 17:21:34 -0800   DUH! I've GOT that one, I THINK ... has "Adoro te devote" in it ...   Cheers,   Bud   Glenda wrote:   > Stan is right about the origin; however, this music is out of print. = You > may can go through a lending library in your area to obtain it. If you = have > no luck, please contact me. > > Glenda Sutton > > > This is one of "Four Prayers in Tone" (New York, M. Witmark & Sons, > > 1951.) Purvis styled these "Chorale-Fantasies". The four were = published > > together under the above title. > > > > Hope this helps. > > Stan Yoder > > Pittsburgh > > "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: Stupid questions about Mulet From: "Charles Wertalik" <wertzl@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2000 20:54:12 -0500   Glenda, there's "Thou Art the Rock" from Mulet's "Ten Byzantine Sketches" = on Virgil Fox's album recorded on the Wanamaker organ in Philly (Command Classics CC11025SD). This is the only Mulet I have, but of course the = other selections on the album, including Bach's "Come, Sweet Death" and Elgar's "Pomp and Circumstance" march no.1 in D major, are all terrific.   Chuck ----- Original Message ----- From: Glenda <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> To: PIPECHAT <pipechat@pipechat.org>; PIPORG-L <piporg-l@listserv.albany.edu> Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2000 9:14 PM Subject: Stupid questions about Mulet     > Hi, all. I'm trying to get my hands on some Mulet organ scores, > particularly the Carillon and the "Tu es Petra" and that genre (wasn't there > some collection called Byzantine something or other? It's obvious that I'm > really up on the subject of Henri's music). (snip) > > And while on the subject of his music, are there any wonderful = recordings of > his music that you would recommend? (Off the top of my head, and again = I > haven't researched this, I don't recall seeing recordings of solely = Mulet, > so am interested.) > (snip) > > "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: Stupid questions about Mulet From: "Daniel D. Wilkinson" <dandub@gte.net> Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2000 18:11:11 -0800   I have someone on a video tape of "Pulling Out All the Stops...." playing = Tu Es Petru...and she's good.....   Dan   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of Charles Wertalik Sent: Friday, March 03, 2000 5:54 PM To: PipeChat Subject: Re: Stupid questions about Mulet     Glenda, there's "Thou Art the Rock" from Mulet's "Ten Byzantine Sketches" = on Virgil Fox's album recorded on the Wanamaker organ in Philly (Command Classics CC11025SD). This is the only Mulet I have, but of course the = other selections on the album, including Bach's "Come, Sweet Death" and Elgar's "Pomp and Circumstance" march no.1 in D major, are all terrific.   Chuck ----- Original Message ----- From: Glenda <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> To: PIPECHAT <pipechat@pipechat.org>; PIPORG-L <piporg-l@listserv.albany.edu> Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2000 9:14 PM Subject: Stupid questions about Mulet     > Hi, all. I'm trying to get my hands on some Mulet organ scores, > particularly the Carillon and the "Tu es Petra" and that genre (wasn't there > some collection called Byzantine something or other? It's obvious that I'm > really up on the subject of Henri's music). (snip) > > And while on the subject of his music, are there any wonderful = recordings of > his music that you would recommend? (Off the top of my head, and again = I > haven't researched this, I don't recall seeing recordings of solely = Mulet, > so am interested.) > (snip) > > "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 > >     "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: St. Jacobikirche organ From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com> Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2000 21:50:03 -0500   here's a real cool website all about the organ at St. Jacobi   http://www.evl.fi/srk/vandasv/music/TheArpSchnitgerOrgan.htm   Carlo  
(back) Subject: Posters of Pipe Organs From: <TheOrganst@aol.com> Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2000 22:03:15 EST   I'm looking for posters of famous pipe organs. I thought a nice addition = to my 11 organs and 3 pianos here in my house, would be some posters of more organs hanging above each of my consoles. OK, OK I'm obsessed with organs. =   Any leads from any of you?   Kyle B. Irwin Organist, Collector, Curator  
(back) Subject: Robert Glasgow Visits the National Shrine From: <ScottFop@aol.com> Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2000 22:15:13 EST   Today we were honored by a visit by Dr. Robert Glasgow of the University = of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He said that he had snuck into the church years ago = to just see the place and wander around but did not see the organ at the = time.   He was very pleased with the organ and the building, but was very = pleasantly surprised with the sound of the instrument. It's interesting how many = people look down on Kilgen, at least until they see THIS one it seems. He called = it "quite an ear opener!" One interesting comment he made was how well the ensembles hold together before coupling any of them together, and then = when coupled- what an exciting and substantial sound is made without any of the =   sub or super couplers. It was fun to play for him as he manipulated the stops to hear what he wanted to hear.   The invitation was extended for his organ class to visit and play the = Kilgen and I think he is going to take us up on it, I hope so! But what a joy = to have one of the Romantic "masters" see our organ and give it such high praise. Thank you Dr. Glasgow!  
(back) Subject: Re: High Music Racks From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Fri, 03 Mar 2000 21:16:20 -0600   > I wonder if anyone ever fell off the bench backwards because of trying to > use bifocals to see the high music rack. You hear playing, then silence > and a "thud"...whoopsie!   I have been using bifocals for several years and have never had any problems with them. I expected to have a little difficulty with them at first. As I was leaving the optician's store, I saw the floor seemed to be going upwards at a wild angle and said to the optician's assistant, "Oh dear! it looks with these new glasses as if the floor slopes wildly towards the door!" "The floor DOES slope wildly towards the door!" she said. I haven't had any problems since.   John Speller  
(back) Subject: Mulet CD & New Books From: "William T. Van Pelt III" <wvanpelt@erols.com> Date: Fri, 03 Mar 2000 22:51:25 -0500   Dear Glenda and List:   A fine CD by Helen Panneton is devoted entirely to the organ works of Henri Mulet, and appears on the opening page of the OHS catalog http://www.ohscatalog.org One can also use the site's "search" button: enter the word "Mulet" and find ALL of the recordings which contain any work by Mulet, as well as all of the sheet music of compositions by Mulet that OHS stocks.   We've just put up a pile of new books and CDs, including a major tome of 448 beautiful, 8-1/2" x 11" pages on the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas. The largest chapter in the book is about the 4m Fisk organ.   OHS has made an arrangement to sell for just $8.95 the fine autobiography of William Self, "For Mine Eyes Have Seen." This hardbound book sold for about $30 until a couple of years ago, when it was believed that all copies had been sold. The publisher has found another batch of copies and is clearing them out through OHS. Self was the organist at St. Thomas Church, New York, and at All Saints Church, Worcester, Massachusetts, and thus writes a rich reminiscence of fascinating people and events. There is major stuff about the Aeolian-Skinner organs in both churches as well as a fascinating account of the construction of the very large French classic organ in the West of St. Thomas Church, now expunged from the building in favor of a fine, but much smaller North German baroque organ.   Then there's Wayne Marshall's super new CD of improvisations on tunes of mostly, Gershwin, also Youmans, Bernstein, Strayhorn, etc., played on the Meyerson Fisk. Very enjoyable, imaginative, and good sound.   Available again after several months of irritating confusion between the American distributor and the German record company are all seven volumes of Harald Vogel's wonderful recordings of Buxtehude works played on organs known to Buxtehude. The series culminates with the magnificent restoration of the Schnitger at St. Jacobi, Hamburg, by Jurgen Ahrend (really, this is a stunning organ -- made more so by the fact that almost all of the organ was vaporized by bombs in WWII -- thus testing the term "restoration" but making a great argument that it was possible in the hands of such a master as Ahrend).   Also back are two recordings by Olivier Latry that had been out-of-print for a few months: his CD of works by his teacher Gaston Litaize as well as his charming CD of works composed for "clockwork organs," including all 16 such pieces by Haydn as well as examples by Mozart and others, wonderfully played on a Stumm organ.   Take a look when you get the chance. Thanks.   Bill Van Pelt Organ Historical Society    
(back) Subject: Re: Robert Glasgow Visits the National Shrine From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Fri, 03 Mar 2000 19:42:48   At 10:15 PM 3/3/2000 EST, you wrote: >Today we were honored by a visit by Dr. Robert Glasgow<snip>   ScoTT:   Are you still playing at the Senate?   DeserTBoB  
(back) Subject: Re: Acoustics: "Mainly the padded seats"... From: <DRAWKNOB@aol.com> Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2000 23:17:28 EST   In a message dated 3/2/00 5:38:20 AM Central Standard Time, = cpeery19@idt.net writes:   << We have found this to be an advantage, not a disadvantage, since things don't change as = drastically from rehearsal to performance. >>   But(t) unfortunately people's asses absorb more than empty seats do... and =   when in combination therewith beware! :-)  
(back) Subject: Re: Richard [P]urvis Composition Thanksgiving From: "Stanley E Yoder" <syoder+@andrew.cmu.edu> Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2000 23:30:41 -0500 (EST)   Excerpts from mail: 3-Mar-100 Re: Richard [P]urvis Compos.. by Bud@socal.rr.com > used to play the Fantasie on "Ton-y-Botel" when I was > in HIGH SCHOOL (grin).   That one is from the "Seven Chorale Preludes", however. Stan Yoder Pittsburgh  
(back) Subject: Thanks . . . From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2000 22:31:18 -0600   for all the info on Mulet, scores and CDs.   Glenda Sutton      
(back) Subject: Re: Stations of The Cross From: <mjolnir@ticnet.com> Date: Sat, 4 Mar 2000 04:37:41 GMT   > Greetings All, >   > The question is: Other than the Dupre Stations, does anyone know of other > music appropriate for a Stations service? I'm not looking for hymns here - > but rather organ solos for each station - kept on the shorter side.   Yes. Liszt, Via Crucis. Has simple, but not obligato vocal parts that can make for a very effective performance. Organ part, which can be performed solo, is simple but effective.