PipeChat Digest #1393 - Monday, May 15, 2000
 
Re: Nicole Keller in Recital--Gainesville FL -- Mothers Day
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: death ray,  was Re: Nicole Keller in Recital--Gainesville FL -- Mothe
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: death ray,  was Re: Nicole Keller in Recital--Gainesville FL  --Mothe
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Spider, was Death Ray
  by <Quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: death ray,  was Re: Nicole Keller in Recital--Gainesville FL --Mother
  by "Luther Melby" <lmelby@prtel.com>
Re: death ray,  was Re: Nicole Keller in Recital--Gainesville  FL -- Moth
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
 


(back) Subject: Re: Nicole Keller in Recital--Gainesville FL -- Mothers Day From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Sun, 14 May 2000 23:24:50 EDT   Nicole's recital was excellent. She is a wonderful player, and her performance was quite exciting. The rhythm was steady but relaxed, technique very clean, and phrasing sensitive and thoughtful. This was especially evident in the Mendelssohn Sonata III. Her playign was = especially clean and the fugue was amazing. I could always hear the theme and its fragments clearly darting around. I heard many comments among people = at the reception about the Sweelinck pieces (Ballo del granduca, and Mein = Junges Leben hat ein End). My guess is that attendance was between 80 and = 100; not bad for Mothers Day! Especially captivating was the Twentieth Sonata by Raynor Brown. This is =   very exciting music: modern/contemporary in form, rhythmically exciting = and fun, melodic, colorful, and, best of all, it had direction and goes somewhere, taking the listener along with it. Not once did I find myself =   wondering where the music was going or when it would end. Nothing was overdone. It covered the gamut from lyric and player accessible to = modern, mildly dissonant (yet harmonically interesting) and technically demanding. = This is great music.   The organ really showed well, and I heard it in a completely different = way. It has been a couple of years since I've heard it in recital from my favorite place in the room (against the West wall!!). One sound I've especially grown fond of is the final octave played using the cornet, with =   that wonderful resultant "major chord."   If you need a recitalist, Nicole is a great choice. I recommend her highly.   In addition, (and I'm not sure why I haven't noticed this before), but I = was able to hear the organ "lock-in-tune" on some concluding chords. Pieter Visser has assured me that the organ would do this due to the = tierce-layout of the chests, but I have never noticed it before. It was especially apparent during the Bach Toccata in F, and the Buxtehude F# minor = Prelude.   Bruce .. . . .in the Beagles' Nest with the Baskerbeagles Molly, Duncan, and Miles Cremona502@cs.com http://ourworld.cs.com/Brucon502  
(back) Subject: Re: death ray, was Re: Nicole Keller in Recital--Gainesville FL -- Mothers Day From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Mon, 15 May 2000 00:05:13 EDT   In a message dated 5/14/00 1:11:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time, = lmelby@prtel.com writes:   > If they are a must, do you think I should name one of the > stops on the Moller that I'm working on "Death Ray" or maybe > some other name????   Death Ray, of course, is a crowd pleaser. Other possibilities include a foreign equivalent (whatever looks most elegant!) of "Pull this and die", =   "To be anounced", "Pulpit eject", or if you have two together, "hot" and "cold." Of course, there is also the ever popular "Given by (your name here)"   Bruce .. . . .in the Beagles' Nest with the Baskerbeagles Molly, Duncan, and Miles Cremona502@cs.com http://ourworld.cs.com/Brucon502  
(back) Subject: Re: death ray, was Re: Nicole Keller in Recital--Gainesville FL --Mothers Day From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Mon, 15 May 2000 00:08:34 EDT   In a message dated 5/14/00 1:29:52 AM Eastern Daylight Time, Quilisma@socal.rr.com writes:   > OK, I'll bite ... I missed it the firsst time ... WHAT'S THE = DEATHRAY????   It is a 79-cent toggle switch found by the titular's wife. I suppose it could be considered "prepared for". However, when it was first = "installed" one of the organists came in to practice and was encouraged to try this = new stop. As luck would have it, some workmen were busy in the hall behind = the chancel and as the organist flipped the switch, the workman knocked his = tool box from the top of the ladder to the floor. It was quite dramatic, I understand. After several months, she was able to laugh at this!!   Bruce .. . . .in the Beagles' Nest with the Baskerbeagles Molly, Duncan, and Miles Cremona502@cs.com http://ourworld.cs.com/Brucon502  
(back) Subject: Spider, was Death Ray From: <Quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Sun, 14 May 2000 21:17:33 -0700   At St. Paul's, Winter Haven,FL, the roll-top had disappeared in the = "rebuild" when they added the wormy Wurlitzer chest and keyboard to the Austin; the = blower switch was sorta buried down in a hole on one side of the console (usually covered by old bulletins and other fire hazards ... we lived in hope!). = Since we couldn't lock the console, the cubbyhole was guarded by a LARGE black (artificial) spider, which served its purpose more than once (grin).   Unfortunately, when the fire did happen, it burned the new three-manual Aeolian-Skinner that followed the Austin/Wurlitzer, along with the church = ... nothing to do with the organ ... a transient set fire to the altar-cloth = in the baptistry. The church has since been rebuilt, and has a fine (I = understand) three-manual Harrison & Harrison.   Cheers,   Bud    
(back) Subject: Re: death ray, was Re: Nicole Keller in Recital--Gainesville FL --Mothers Day From: "Luther Melby" <lmelby@prtel.com> Date: Sun, 14 May 2000 23:33:16 -0500       I had misidentified the writer of the note below as Bruce in my previous note, I'm sorry Bruce, so sorry, I didn't mean to do it . Luther,,, an old guy, who is new to computers and pipe organs.   >In a message dated 5/14/00 1:29:52 AM Eastern Daylight Time, >Quilisma@socal.rr.com writes: > >> OK, I'll bite ... I missed it the firsst time ... WHAT'S THE = DEATHRAY???? > >    
(back) Subject: Re: death ray, was Re: Nicole Keller in Recital--Gainesville FL -- Mothers Day From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Sun, 14 May 2000 21:41:12   At 12:05 AM 5/15/2000 EDT, you wrote: >Death Ray, of course, is a crowd pleaser. Other possibilities include a =   >foreign equivalent (whatever looks most elegant!) of "Pull this and die", = >"To be anounced", "Pulpit eject", or if you have two together, "hot" and =   >"cold." Of course, there is also the ever popular "Given by (your name >here)"<schnippo>   A knob labelled "Cabbage Dinner", wired directly to a 32' Contra Fagotto which plays for about a half second at FFFF, is cause for merriment, also.   DeserTBoB