PipeChat Digest #1401 - Thursday, May 18, 2000
Re: direct electric vs. electro-pneumatic vs...
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: direct electric vs. electro-pneumatic vs...
  by "Mark Reeves" <mreeves@vzinet.com>
Re: Wedding Woes
  by "Adrianne Schutt" <maybe@pipcom.com>

(back) Subject: Re: direct electric vs. electro-pneumatic vs... From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Wed, 17 May 2000 23:29:58   At 01:30 AM 5/18/2000 EDT, you wrote: >WRONGO! Bach NEVER heard equal temperament.<snip>   AHA! GOTCHA! It is documented...somewhere around here...that it is thought that Bach did indeed tune his students' claviichords to what was = to become ET, which wasn't officially accepted anywhere around then, to facilitate the ability of his students to play in all keys without cumbersome retuning! Do you think he'd take time between selections of = the "Well-Tempered Clavier" to retune the clavichord?? I don't THINK so....   > He was advocating UNequal >temperaments that accentuated various keys. His complaint was with >meantone. His music is full of exploitation of the various key >relationships.<snip>   Indeed, and I believe a goodly majority of musicologists believe that the "Well-Tempered Clavier" was, in actuality, a furtherance of his continued campaigning to "fix" the Mean Tone problem! Of course, none of the organs in Bach's day were tuned to anything other than Mean, from what little we know. German builders railed against anything other than Mean, and = thought Bach's ideas on temperment to be heretical.   Now, you've done it! After I return from an out-of-town engagement, I shall hit the books, present the references, and then use thy head as a Floridian percussion instrument, to be beat upon by the trusty Bawld-One Schpinette broomschtick...once thine head be tuned to Equal Temper, of = course!   DeserTBoB  
(back) Subject: Re: direct electric vs. electro-pneumatic vs... From: "Mark Reeves" <mreeves@vzinet.com> Date: Thu, 18 May 2000 02:41:04 -0500   WHOA!!! WHAT IS THIS? Where is the information upon which you found this conclusion?     > > Well, I dunno....JSB seemed to think ET was a pretty keen idea way back > > then, and it seems to have worked all these years... > WRONGO! Bach NEVER heard equal temperament. He was advocating UNequal > temperaments that accentuated various keys. His complaint was with > meantone. His music is full of exploitation of the various key > relationships. > > Bruce > . . . .in the Beagles' Nest with the Baskerbeagles > Molly, Duncan, and Miles Cremona502@cs.com > http://ourworld.cs.com/Brucon502 > > "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: Wedding Woes From: "Adrianne Schutt" <maybe@pipcom.com> Date: Thu, 18 May 2000 03:51:15 -0700   At 10:00 PM 17/5/00 -0400, Bruce wrote: >You really don't want to know!!! However, if you do fly off to Vegas = (which >is a great idea, although I'd choose another city) <schnippette> Yes, excellent idea....I love the "city" part of it! ;-> Hubby and I weren't up for driving ourselves nuts for a year planning an = organ-ic extravaohmygawdza, so we settled on the first Friday our witnesses and the =   minister were all available. Off we headed for an adorable wooden bridge in the woods, witnesses, minister and (drat! they found us! hehe) both generations of my inlaws in tow. Was wonderfully simple...easy, pretty, fuss-free. Wonderful, that is, until you take into account that this was December 21st....and as is usually the case in my part of Ontario, it was -10 Farenheit. The grandmother of the groom lost her footing on the ski trail and nearly fell off the bridge mid-ceremony. The minister started = to shiver during the vows, nearly dumping our rings off the booklet into the water. Trying to get a ring on your partner's finger when you're both shivering should become an olympic event....it is *not* easy! ;) Much as it sounds like an insane way to go about marriage, there were two bonuses hidden in there for us...one of which is actually organ related! lol Eloping in the middle of a forest effectively solved the problem of what to do about the father of the bride also being the most qualified organist within 50 miles. Grand total cost of the ceremony, including extra "danger pay" <grin> for the minister, gifts for the witnesses, marriage license, provincial park fees, etc. was less than we paid for our wedding bands. Maybe not a bonus to most brides, but I liked =   the idea of the tears rolling at my wedding not being in sympathy for someone's wallet! ;->   >My favorite is the girl (whose mother had driven everyone nuts) loading = up at >the buffet before hitting the aisle. Also from the Robert Fulghum files, one of his books includes a 4 =   or 5 page account of one jewish-catholic (I think...been a while) wedding that started out like a war zone and turned into a warm fuzzy bawl-for-joy =   event when (I believe it was) a grandmother broke out Ave Maria. Not funny, but still an excellent thing to read if you're stressed. I wish I could remember if it's in "Uh-Oh" or "It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On = It".   Have fun! Ad ;->