PipeChat Digest #1996 - Thursday, April 5, 2001
 
Schmidt Toccata
  by "Andrew Caskie" <caskie@totalise.co.uk>
Re: Ray and Music of Franz Schmidt
  by "Jackson R. Williams II" <jackwilliams_1999@yahoo.com>
Re: Peter Conte
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Schmidt Toccata
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Concert Announcement - Lewisville, TX [cross-posted]
  by "Margo Dillard" <dillardm@airmail.net>
Re: autopsy, availability, and Vancouver organ
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: autopsy, availability, and Vancouver organ
  by <AMADPoet@aol.com>
Peter Conte at Fort Worth
  by "Elders, Craig" <c.elders@tcu.edu>
Re: Anthem - Organ Piece - Which came first?
  by "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu>
Re: Ernst-Bach transcription
  by "Jackson R. Williams II" <jackwilliams_1999@yahoo.com>
Re: Peter Conte at Fort Worth
  by <AMADPoet@aol.com>
Re: Atlantic City High School
  by <MUSCUR@aol.com>
disposed
  by <ALamirande@aol.com>
A plea for help - Some information needed
  by <Devon3000@aol.com>
Kimball Organ Info Needed (CrossPost)
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
shocked
  by <ALamirande@aol.com>
"Smug little"
  by "noel jones" <gedeckt@usit.net>
Re: For noel jones.
  by "Patricia A. Blissenbach" <pab@inreach.com>
Re: Kimball Organ Info Needed (CrossPost)
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: Kimball Organ Info Needed (CrossPost)
  by "noel jones" <gedeckt@usit.net>
 

(back) Subject: Schmidt Toccata From: "Andrew Caskie" <caskie@totalise.co.uk> Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2001 10:41:44 +0100   Wayne Marshall has recorded the above piece on the H&H organ in Coventry Cathedral. HMV 5 72165 2   It seems quite fast - 8'27?   Regards   Andrew Caskie   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of = John L. Speller Sent: 04 April 2001 02:54 To: PipeChat Subject: Re: autopsy, availability, and Vancouver organ     I had known nothing of any association between Schmidt and Nazism, and am shocked to hear that there may have been one. However, one thing I do = know, is that about thirty years ago I attended a wonderful recital by the = English organist David Sanger on the equally wonderful 1845/1894 3/30 Hill tracker at Holy Trinity, Taunton. One of the pieces he played was called = "Toccata" by Franz Schmidt, and struck me as extremely fine. I have never heard anyone else play it since, which is IMHO rather a pity.   John Speller    
(back) Subject: Re: Ray and Music of Franz Schmidt From: "Jackson R. Williams II" <jackwilliams_1999@yahoo.com> Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2001 07:46:17 -0700 (PDT)   Well, it wasn't entirely "respectfully" submitted. You did make a rather slighting reference to someone else on this list. It was simply unnecessary.   Regardless, Ray is now chastened and will be a good boy from now on. Let's drop this subject. We like Ray and encourage his contributions.   Jack --- Ray Ahrens <ray_ahrens@msn.com> wrote: > >The idea of sending everyone to the archives rather > than discussing > > >material is just plain rude and basically tells > new people not to >bother > >asking any questions until they've read what > everyone else has >said in the > >archives. > > Bruce, > > It was a suggestion, respectfully submitted. I > myself would rather consult > the Grove's than rely on archival material or > personal bias. How you read > rudeness into my post is beyond me. > > > > >Bruce Cornely ~ Cremona502@cs.com > >with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ > ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" > >Visit Howling Acres at > http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/ > > _________________________________________________________________ > Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at > http://explorer.msn.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 >     __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get email at your own domain with Yahoo! Mail. http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: Re: Peter Conte From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2001 11:35:56 EDT     --part1_4c.131b09b6.27fc995c_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   So glad you got to hear Peter Conte. He really is a master. I feel = very fortunate to have heard him at both his fortes. As a service player he = is excellent and St. Clement's is much poorer now that he is gone from there. = I also heard him play the Wannamaker Organ at Lord & Taylor's. The man knows no limits.   I don't think the Ernst transcription is included in "complete" Bach = editions.   Thanks for the review.   Bruce Cornely ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/   --part1_4c.131b09b6.27fc995c_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>So glad you got to hear = Peter Conte. &nbsp;He really is a master. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;I feel very <BR>fortunate to have heard him at both his fortes. &nbsp;&nbsp;As a = service player he is <BR>excellent and St. Clement's is much poorer now that he is gone from = there. &nbsp;&nbsp; <BR>I also heard him play the Wannamaker Organ at Lord &amp; Taylor's. = &nbsp;&nbsp;The man <BR>knows no limits. &nbsp; <BR> <BR>I don't think the Ernst transcription is included in "complete" Bach = editions. <BR> <BR>Thanks for the review. <BR> <BR>Bruce Cornely &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;~ &nbsp;Cremona502@cs.com &nbsp; <BR>with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" <BR>Visit Howling Acres at = &nbsp;&nbsp;http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/</FONT></HTML>   --part1_4c.131b09b6.27fc995c_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Schmidt Toccata From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2001 11:58:08 EDT     --part1_27.135c81ea.27fc9e90_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   If anyone has the Schmidt Toccata, and would be willing to send me a reference copy of the first couple of pages, anything interesting in the middle, and the ending, I'd really appreciate it.   Bruce Cornely ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/   --part1_27.135c81ea.27fc9e90_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>If anyone has the = Schmidt Toccata, and would be willing to send me a <BR>reference copy of the first couple of pages, anything interesting in = the <BR>middle, and the ending, I'd really appreciate it. <BR> <BR>Bruce Cornely &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;~ &nbsp;Cremona502@cs.com &nbsp; <BR>with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" <BR>Visit Howling Acres at = &nbsp;&nbsp;http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/</FONT></HTML>   --part1_27.135c81ea.27fc9e90_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Concert Announcement - Lewisville, TX [cross-posted] From: "Margo Dillard" <dillardm@airmail.net> Date: Wed, 04 Apr 2001 12:23:49 -0500   The Musical Feast Choral Society of Greater Lewisville will present a concert featuring Faure's "Requiem" on April 7, 2001, 7:30 pm, at Church of the Annunciation, 602 N. Old Orchard at College, Lewisville. Tickets are $10, $5 seniors/students, $25 maximum per family. Accompanied by chamber orchestra and Dr. Margo Dillard on piano and organ, the concert will be conducted by Peter Schindler. Baritone soloist will be Blake Davidson. The "Pie Jesu" portion of the program will be performed by McKamey Middle School choir led by Donna Blythe McGinnis.    
(back) Subject: Re: autopsy, availability, and Vancouver organ From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Wed, 04 Apr 2001 10:40:07 -0700   At 08:54 PM 4/3/2001 -0500, you wrote: >I had known nothing of any association between Schmidt and Nazism, and am =   >shocked to hear that there may have been one.<snip>   Hardly a criteria for judging a composer, indeed, but one that seemed to = be beat to a pulp over on "the other list". Certainly, there has been a backlash against Schmidt, just like anything else that emenated from 1930s =   Germany and the rise of Hitler's nefarious Reich. However, the record shows, and I tend to give it credence, that Schmidt was as co-opted as any =   of the Germany citizenry at the time. For many in Nazi Germany, party membership was not a political choice, but rather, a matter of survival.   >One of the pieces he played was called "Toccata" by Franz Schmidt, and >struck me as extremely fine. I have never heard anyone else play it >since, which is IMHO rather a pity.<snip>   A fine piece, indeed. I would probably put Schmidt closer to, but not completely like, Karg-Elert in terms of compositional style, sort of a "very late Teutonic Romantic", and further from other contemporaries who chose more modern compositional methods, such as expatriate Paul Hindemith. Still, when one examines works such as Hindemith's famed three =   organ sonatas against various Schmidt works, one tends to find a common lineage of sensibility and ethos. I do think that part of the reason for Hindemith's acceptance and Schmidt's banishment had more to do with political tastes than purely musical ones, a sad commentary on the musical =   cognoscenti, indeed. You'll also note that Karg-Elert was quite a favored =   star in his expatriate home of England, while Schmidt was unheard of for years. One has to wonder what the Battle of Britain had to do with this, as the two composers aren't really that far apart in terms of = compositional style, and, quite frankly, some of Karg-Elert's work has no more merit, = and possibly less in many cases, on its face than Schmidt's. Thus, the whole onerous spectre of "political correctness" enters into the discussion.   DeserTBoB    
(back) Subject: Re: autopsy, availability, and Vancouver organ From: <AMADPoet@aol.com> Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2001 14:18:44 EDT   In a message dated 4/4/01 12:49:55 PM Central Daylight Time, desertbob@rglobal.net writes:   << For many in Nazi Germany, party membership was not a political choice, but rather, a matter of survival. = >>   It's so good to hear someone say this. I have family who lived in Germany during and after the two world wars, and the stories they have told me = would make most people's toes curl. At this time in history, we don't really = have a clue as to what went on in Germany during that time. In judging history = one must consider all the factors involved in a situation, but unfortunately = most people don't (usually because, as the saying goes, "the victors write history").   As far as Schmidt goes, I agree with DB on this one too- it's difficult to =   satisfactorily judge a composer based on his political or moral = affiliations, especially since most of what we know about composers is coming from = biased (i.e., human) sources. If I looked at the life of every composer and said = "I don't like how he did that...and that..." and used this judgement to = decide whether I would play the composer's work, I would be missing some of the = best repertoire. Forgive me for stating the obvious, but composers are just as human as the next person. In fact, it could just be their humanity that = makes them great.   Mandy  
(back) Subject: Peter Conte at Fort Worth From: "Elders, Craig" <c.elders@tcu.edu> Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2001 14:05:04 -0500   Howdy ya'll.....   I also wanted to drop a note to the list about last night's performance by Peter Conte. As has been stated, he was amazing! Just Amazing! We now = know why he is such a thin man. Anyone would be thin with all the exercise required to play what he played. Plus all the registration changes he = made from toe studs - squeezed in while both feet were going as fast as they could possible go and while milking the 5 expression shoes for all their worth!   He did indeed turn that organ inside out and upside down. This instrument is also something that can not be described in words. You just have to experience it. Over the past few years we have been able to hear so many outstanding guests that have come to play this instrument at First Pres. And, of course, the organists there, Bob MacDonald, is such an amazing artist - again, you just have to experience Bob's musical ability and = gift. (Plus he is such a nice guy to everyone!)   It is always interesting to hear the variety of registrations that each of the artist brings to their program. I would guess that if someone *could* describe qualities of an outstanding organ, it would be the endless possibilities of tonal color. Meticulous specifications, scaling, = voicing, and what ever it takes to make it all work together is certainly a gift = that only a few people have. Dan Garland, the builder, can also take a bow as = it is his artistry that gives such life to his instruments.   If Peter Conte comes to an organ near you, it has to be a MUST SEE and = HEAR event. There was a man sitting across the isle from me. Taking to him at intermission, he said he was breathless by the end of each piece. It certainly did take a lot of energy just to watch all that was going on, listening to the music and trying to concentrate on all the different = sound colors. What a wonderful treat to have been able to attend the program. Thanks Peter for such a terrific evening!!!!! Thanks Bob for inviting = Peter to perform for us!!!   By the way, I got to meet David Scribner, our PipeChat Owner / Co-Administrator. He has been down here in one of our suburbs, Dallas, installing a new organ at the Northridge Presbyterian Church. With him = was another member of the Nichols & Simpson Organbuilders firm, Tim Bovard. = It is always nice to meet friends face to face. Both of these men share so much of their knowledge and offer help, guidance and experience. And it = was nice to be able to thank David in person for making our list possible.   Hope ya'll have a wonderful week.   Craig Elders Fort Worth, Texas    
(back) Subject: Re: Anthem - Organ Piece - Which came first? From: "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu> Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2001 09:14:45 -0400   I've read some Jung, in particular his essay on synchronicity (and found a way to work it into a book I published in 1981), but have always tended to think him a bit crazy. Yet I keep running into what seems to be proof of this sort of thing.   Just a minor detail that didn't occur to me until just now is the fact that "Jerry, the Seattle Calvinist" and I are both working for Presbyterian churches. I suppose it's a form of predestination.     >Not at all surprising if you are into Jungian psychology. According to = Jung >there is a "group consciousness" (which in this case would be the = Pipechat >consciousness), and these kinds of coincidences are not really = coincidences, >but are recognized psychological phenomena known as "convergence = phenomena". > >John Speller > >-... > > >Yesterday morning I felt it was appropriate for some rather solemn = music, > > >even for Presbyterians. > > >Jerry, the Seattle Calvinist > > > >   Randy Runyon organist, Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati runyonr@muohio.edu  
(back) Subject: Re: Ernst-Bach transcription From: "Jackson R. Williams II" <jackwilliams_1999@yahoo.com> Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2001 15:14:34 -0700 (PDT)   The Ernst-Bach transcription is included in the Peters complete Bach edition, Vol. VIII, if I recall.   --- Cremona502@cs.com wrote: > > I don't think the Ernst transcription is included in > "complete" Bach editions. > > Thanks for the review. > > Bruce Cornely ~ Cremona502@cs.com > with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ > ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" > Visit Howling Acres at > http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/ >     __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get email at your own domain with Yahoo! Mail. http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: Re: Peter Conte at Fort Worth From: <AMADPoet@aol.com> Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2001 18:42:11 EDT   Good evening fellow Texan!-   Thanks for posting on the concert last night. I'm glad to hear someone was = as enthralled by the performance as I was, and I enjoyed reading your = reaction to Mr. Conte's foot speed (akin to a cheetah's land speed, heehee). = ;o)   I was just pondering whether Conte has some sort of vitamin routine that keeps him conscious through a concert like that. I would be asleep on the floor by intermission! (either that or my legs would have fallen off)   Mandy  
(back) Subject: Re: Atlantic City High School From: <MUSCUR@aol.com> Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2001 18:59:43 EDT   Matt Tyndorf asked about the Atlantic City High School organ. Last time = I visited it was unplayable, though reasonably intact. The word reasonably = is used generously, because there has been a fire in the school that left the =   console untouched and did not reach the chambers directly. Unfortunately = the heat did get in, as I recall, the right chamber It was amazing to see = string pipes bent over like melted candles complete with pooled tops on the rack boards . . . but when picked off the chest they still played.   Dennis James  
(back) Subject: disposed From: <ALamirande@aol.com> Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2001 21:37:19 EDT     --part1_3b.12cf4810.27fd264f_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   I have returned to New York City, after the exhausting drive from Springfield, Massachusetts. (Mind you, I'm not 21 any more!)   Next time: I'll take the train. (Now that Avis has an office at the = Holiday Inn in downtown Springfield!)   With regard to the posting of another Lister: said individual implied = that the very subject of Franz Schmidt had been successfully disposed of on = that other List, on a previous occasion.   Said individual is mistaken. Perhaps: the subject has been disposed of on =   THAT list, but it has not disposed of on THIS list --- and it had most definitely not been disposed of in the world of music in general. Far = from it.   Efforts of said indivual to now exonerate himself from all blame (to quote = a famous movie from c. 1940) are quite unconvincing and ineffectual. I am = --- orders of the List owners -- deliberately using diplomatic language. (My personal preference would be to use far much stronger language. A la = Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Wagner, Debussy, etc. None of those gentlemen were too =   much worried about "offending" any tender and delicate sensibilities!)   Regards to all,   Arthur LaMirande (who fully expects to live to 100 and then some! Unless, = of course, he is murdered beforehand!)   --part1_3b.12cf4810.27fd264f_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>I have returned to New = York City, after the exhausting drive from <BR>Springfield, Massachusetts. &nbsp;(Mind you, I'm not 21 any more!) <BR> <BR> Next time: I'll take the train. &nbsp;(Now that Avis has an office at = the Holiday <BR>Inn in downtown Springfield!) <BR> <BR>With regard to the posting of another Lister: &nbsp;said individual = implied that <BR>the very subject of Franz Schmidt had been successfully disposed of on = that &nbsp; <BR>other List, on a previous occasion. <BR> <BR>Said individual is mistaken. &nbsp;Perhaps: the subject has been = disposed of on <BR>THAT list, but it has &nbsp;not disposed of on THIS list --- and it = had most <BR>definitely not been disposed of in the world of music in general. = &nbsp;Far from <BR>it. <BR> <BR>Efforts of said indivual to now exonerate himself from all blame (to = quote a <BR>famous movie from c. 1940) are quite unconvincing and ineffectual. = &nbsp;I am --- <BR>orders of the List owners -- deliberately using diplomatic language. = (My <BR>personal preference would be to use far much stronger language. = &nbsp;A la Bach, <BR>Beethoven, Brahms, Wagner, Debussy, etc. &nbsp;None of those gentlemen = were too <BR>much worried about "offending" any tender and delicate sensibilities!) <BR> <BR>Regards to all, <BR> <BR>Arthur LaMirande (who fully expects to live to 100 and then some! = &nbsp;Unless, of <BR>course, he is murdered beforehand!)</FONT></HTML>   --part1_3b.12cf4810.27fd264f_boundary--  
(back) Subject: A plea for help - Some information needed From: <Devon3000@aol.com> Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2001 21:53:23 EDT   For the last couple years of my 24 at Christ Church, the Music Department = is getting more and more charges from the custodial department of the church, =   for cleanup work that in the past was covered by the church's operating budget. Before I complain to the powers that be (The Trustees have the = final say), I would like to know if any of you who work in churches (1,000 = members or more) with frequent concerts, possibly even a music school at your = church, and your music department get charged extra janitorial fees? It may sound =   dumb, and it is, but I'm having to deal with it.   Please reply privately, and if anyone wishes to know the outcome, you can = ask me later.   I feel this is not an off topic item, because we have frequent organ concerts, but may have to reconsider if the custodial fees keep going up. = I also have trained organists the past 24 years, and whether we have to pay extra will determine the future of our musical training in all areas. = How's this for a church "shooting itself in the foot?" What's happened is that = the head custodian sees the fees collected into a fund, and feels they deserve = a cut of the proceeds. We've been using any extra money for courses and scholarships for students up to this point.   Thank you for any insights you can give.   Devon Hollingsworth in Chicago Suburb  
(back) Subject: Kimball Organ Info Needed (CrossPost) From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2001 22:34:51 EDT   Ladies and Gentlemen:   I am in need of the following information:   (1) Does anybody have a photograph of the ORIGINAL console for the four manual Kimball organ in The Temple (Reformed Synagogue) in Cleveland? I = have fully photographed and documented the interior, but the console is gone. = It was most likely a horseshoe console. I am willing to pay all costs of postage and the production of a copy negative, as well as provide and archival print in exchange for this help.   (2) Any information on the four-manual Kimball at Congregation B'Nai = B'rith in Los Angeles. Is the organ still extant? Is this the same organ as = "The Wilshire Boulevarde Temple"? Any information would be helpful.   (3) Any and all information, including stoplists, pipe counts, correspondence, drawings, or photographs of American Synagogue PIPE = organs. This material is for the American Synagogue Pipe Organ Archives, as well = as for inclusion in a book on the history of the Synagogue organ in the = United States. All contributions will be fully acknowledged.   Thank you for your help.   Sebastian Matthaus Gluck New York City (212) 979-7698  
(back) Subject: shocked From: <ALamirande@aol.com> Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2001 22:41:43 EDT     --part1_47.9cafb80.27fd3567_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   With regard to that bloke who was "shocked":   I'm always amazed at how organists --- generally living in their little = ivory towers --- know about the real world.   Of course: the bloke who was "shocked" apparently took the (erroneous) information (about composer Franz Schmidt) at face value. It wouldn't = have occurred to our correspondent to do any further (independent) = investigation!   I'm glad I majored in history in college!   Regards,   Arthur LaMirande   --part1_47.9cafb80.27fd3567_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>With regard to that = bloke who was "shocked": <BR> <BR>I'm always amazed at how organists --- generally living in their = little ivory <BR>towers --- know about the real world. <BR> <BR>Of course: the bloke who was "shocked" apparently took the (erroneous) =   <BR>information (about composer Franz Schmidt) at face value. &nbsp;It = wouldn't have <BR>occurred to our correspondent to do any further (independent) = investigation! <BR> <BR>I'm glad I majored in history in college! <BR> <BR>Regards, <BR> <BR>Arthur LaMirande</FONT></HTML>   --part1_47.9cafb80.27fd3567_boundary--  
(back) Subject: "Smug little" From: "noel jones" <gedeckt@usit.net> Date: Wed, 04 Apr 2001 22:45:02 -0400   Quoted from a post that just popped up on a choral discussion list:   "Just came back from a staff meeting and am trying to calm down. Our organist sat in his smug little chair and made his smug little = pronouncements."   -- noel jones, aago ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ moderator, rodgers organ users group www.frogmusic.com/rodgers.html  
(back) Subject: Re: For noel jones. From: "Patricia A. Blissenbach" <pab@inreach.com> Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2001 20:31:29 -0700   I tried the link that you have here and could not get it to work. I also tried a search using Mamma and could not come up with any links. Just curious. Patty B-bach ----- Original Message ----- From: "noel jones" <gedeckt@usit.net> > noel jones, aago > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ > moderator, rodgers organ users group > www.frogmusic.com/rodgers.html >      
(back) Subject: Re: Kimball Organ Info Needed (CrossPost) From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Wed, 04 Apr 2001 20:41:14 -0700   Sebastian - I PLAYED it, but it was a LONG time ago (the 1960s) ... it was = indeed a horseshoe console, with some VERY interesting alterations ... evidently = at some point they either had a one-legged organist, or an organist who = subsequently lost one leg ... the kickboard had been cut away, and all the swell shoes were duplicated (not moved, DUPLICATED) to the extreme left (I think it was) of = the pedalboard, at an angle.   I only played the organ a couple of times, so I don't remember whether = anything else had been moved or duplicated.   Nor do I remember much about the sound, unfortunately ... I think David = Gooding had already started changing it. Have you asked him? He's still alive, I = think .... isn't he organist of Fenner Douglass' old Episcopal church in = Westlake?   Cheers,   Bud   TubaMagna@aol.com wrote:   > Ladies and Gentlemen: > > I am in need of the following information: > > (1) Does anybody have a photograph of the ORIGINAL console for the = four > manual Kimball organ in The Temple (Reformed Synagogue) in Cleveland? I = have > fully photographed and documented the interior, but the console is gone. = It > was most likely a horseshoe console. I am willing to pay all costs of > postage and the production of a copy negative, as well as provide and > archival print in exchange for this help. > > (2) Any information on the four-manual Kimball at Congregation B'Nai = B'rith > in Los Angeles. Is the organ still extant? Is this the same organ as = "The > Wilshire Boulevarde Temple"? Any information would be helpful. > > (3) Any and all information, including stoplists, pipe counts, > correspondence, drawings, or photographs of American Synagogue PIPE = organs. > This material is for the American Synagogue Pipe Organ Archives, as well = as > for inclusion in a book on the history of the Synagogue organ in the = United > States. All contributions will be fully acknowledged. > > Thank you for your help. > > Sebastian Matthaus Gluck > New York City > (212) 979-7698 > > "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: Kimball Organ Info Needed (CrossPost) From: "noel jones" <gedeckt@usit.net> Date: Wed, 04 Apr 2001 23:55:15 -0400   David is now at Old Stone Church in downtown Cleveland where the Scharf's were organist and director.   > Nor do I remember much about the sound, unfortunately ... I think David = Gooding > had already started changing it. Have you asked him? He's still alive, I = think > ... isn't he organist of Fenner Douglass' old Episcopal church in = Westlake? > > -- noel jones, aago ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ moderator, rodgers organ users group www.frogmusic.com/rodgers.html