PipeChat Digest #1999 - Thursday, April 5, 2001
 
Re: Post-Concert Remarks
  by "Jackson R. Williams II" <jackwilliams_1999@yahoo.com>
Re: Cone-tuned mixtures speech problems
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Re: Divine Paternity
  by "Stanley Lowkis" <nstarfil@mediaone.net>
Nichols & Simpson invades Dallas
  by "Storandt, Peter" <pstorandt@okcu.edu>
Re: Anthem - Organ Piece - Which came first?
  by <JKVDP@aol.com>
appellations
  by <ALamirande@aol.com>
Re: Ernst-Bach transcription
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Ernst-Bach transcription
  by "Randy Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu>
Re: Mark Hayes Recital
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com>
ATTACHMENTS!!  :-(
  by "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu>
Re: appellations
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Church of the Divine Paternity NYC
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
Price reduced on Seattle Tracker
  by <JKVDP@aol.com>
Re: Peter Conte
  by "Shirley" <pnst@earthlink.net>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Post-Concert Remarks From: "Jackson R. Williams II" <jackwilliams_1999@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2001 08:44:39 -0700 (PDT)   One must always support the incumbent, particularly since he or she may have been the one to have invited you in the first place. You say, "Thank you, but I heard your organist play this instrument and actually I learned from him/her what sounds the best on this organ. You are very blessed to have such a great and dedicated artist as your church musician. And it is important that you make him feel much appreciated for all the hard work he puts in week after week to give you the finest and most inspiring music for your services."   JW --- flcg1018@mails.fju.edu.tw wrote: > > > On Thu, 5 Apr 2001, r wrote: > > > > > "My oh my, I've been going to this church for 100 > years and never heard =3D > > that organ sound so good. I wonder why it doesn't > sound like that on =3D > > Sundays," says the little ole blue-haired lady to > me (within earshot of =3D > > the resident organist) just as she removed a white > glove from her hand =3D > > to reach for a lemon square on the buffet table. > > > > Having heard this remark, what does one say in > response? > > > > Yes, this was said once when I was serving as an > interim at my home > church... it came back to me second hand.... but I > really didn't take it > too seriously.... The piece referred to played as a > Prelude by the other > individual was Franck's CHoral in A minor... which > I, by the way, didn't > think was so suitable as a Prelude for our church > congregation , which was > used to rather quieter pieces to meditate by before > the service started... > > Later on that particular organist got his DMA or > other doctorate... I > think from Eastman... > > On the other hand, some people thought I did even > better than our first > organist of sixteen years (who was my first teacher) > ... > > To some people, maybe the organ concert repertoire > is more appealing and > does sound better... everyone has their own tast in > music... > > But, if another organist comes along and plays a > service and someone > makes that type of a comment, I could see why the > resident organist might > be hurt, even if he/she knows he is technically not > that good as the > organist who subbed for him/her.... > > Sometimes I guess we have to (1) consider the source > and (2) just take > criticisms with a grain of salt and separate the > wheat from the chaff... > > > > Best wishes to all... > > > > Morton Belcher > fellow pipechat list member... > > > > > In reflection, what passed through my mind was: > > > > We all play on Sundays and are, for the most part, > church organists not =3D > > concert organists. Our forte for hymns and > general service playing is =3D > > different from the concert literature. Peter > Conte, who played two =3D > > years ago at Grace Episcopal, elicited the same > response from =3D > > congregants afterward. "Why in all the years > since that organ was =3D > > installed, I never heard it played like that." > Ouch, if one is the =3D > > resident organist, that must hurt. > > > > Your thoughts please. > > > > Robert Clooney (Middletown, NY; St. Paul's UMC) > > > > > > 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 >     __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get email at your own domain with Yahoo! Mail. http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: Re: Cone-tuned mixtures speech problems From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2001 12:01:15 EDT   Hi List:   Even with cone tuning there are sometimes speech problems with an individual pipe or two. The most over looked is a small burr left over inadvertently from the voicing process in the pipe foot. It may not show = up right away, but can make the speech unstable at some point in time. It can be just enough to disturb the flow of air to the languid. Sometimes it can't even be seen, but carefully cleaning the burr out can solve the problem. Just a little helpful hint incase that dirt is suspected in a = speech variation and none is found. Aeolian Skinner taught this to their field = tuning men and I picked it up from one of their best, Frank Kieran.   Regards,   Ron Severin  
(back) Subject: Re: Divine Paternity From: "Stanley Lowkis" <nstarfil@mediaone.net> Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2001 12:28:57 -0400       ALamirande@aol.com wrote: > > I've never heard of a Church of the Divine Paternity in NYC. > > I do know, though, of a Church of the Holy Agony. (Really!) Located on > Third Avenue, I think the corner street is 103rd, or somewhere around = there. > > That's in "El Barrio". North of the "border" at East 96th Street. > > Arthur LaMirande   You are a person who posts interesting, albeit mostly extremely schmidt-sighted stuff and tell us how the 'Schmidt in you' or your 'inner Schmidt' has affected your improvisational thinking at the liturgies that you play.   Or is a Schmidt piece 'perfect' and 'sacred' [cannot touch] ? What [perfect] pieces have you ever touched?   Can Schmidt be compared to Bach or Mozart?   Tell us about your improvisations on Schmidt. or certainly, about other pieces that you have touched.     We know from you're previous post that the 'Toccata' may be 'flashy' in the hands of some (oh goodness! sounds like Scott Joplin in a ricky tick movie!)   ...but I digress   Never having the benefit of having the privilege to hear you perform your Schmidt, (as well as other Composers, I am assuming) you could post your = CD to Napster where it will be enjoyed by many people for many years.   sincerely,   Stanley Lowkis Ipswich, Massachusetts   Please be concise. And avoid any sarcasm. *I* won't tolerate that from = you. You're on Notice. The LORD of US ALL is here, and watching every move, as always.   just kidding, arthur! you affable old skunk! :-)   Sorry for being a bit pompous and domineering above. But it is a public list and sometimes we get carried away.  
(back) Subject: Nichols & Simpson invades Dallas From: "Storandt, Peter" <pstorandt@okcu.edu> Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2001 12:08:17 -0500   I didn't have an opportunity to hear Peter Conte Tuesday evening, but I = did avail myself of the chance to visit the Northridge Presbterian Church installation while en route to an appointment in Dallas last evening. = This is a new building seating some 350, and the organ occupies a high chamber over the chancel. The furnishings are tasteful and for the most part the materials used in construction are kind to the prospect of music in the room.   Yesterday's activities included installing pipework, some preliminary regulation, and a bit of tuning. My "vital" role consisted of some incredibly accomplished note-holding while people who actually know something went about their tasks. Even for this minor moment, though, it = is impossible not to be in awe of the ingenuity of design and layout, impeccable workmanship both in the chamber and at the console, and visual beauty of this organ. While the finished instrument is some weeks away, = it is fair to say that, on the basis of the voices available yesterday, this will be a marvelous instrument for congregational worship as well as for choral accompaniment and solo performance. The warmth and bloom of its sounds are very tantalizing even at this preliminary stage.   I look forward to hearing the finished organ. Kudos to the onsite crew, which includes our venerable list hosts, David and Tim. I can also say = that my friend Joe Nichols really puts his back into his work....   Peter           -----Original Message----- From: Administrator [mailto:admin@pipechat.org] Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2001 5:45 PM To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: PipeChat Administrators in Fort Worth Tonight     I know that this is a very late posting but if you happen to see this and happen to be attending the Peter Conte concert tonight at First Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth please look us up. We are driving over tonight for the concert. Both of us are pictured on the Nichols and Simpson web pages under the employee link - http://www.nicholsandsimpson.com   I happened to think about making this announcement this morning just prior to leaving home and at that point my laptop was disconnected and packed for the trip.   And while you are on the company web site you can see the "progress" photo of the new instrument we are installing at Northridge Presbyterian Church in Dallas. It is under the "Works in Progress" link.   We would sure enjoy meeting some of you.   David and Tim -- **************************************** David Scribner Owner / Co-Administrator PipeChat   http://www.pipechat.org mailto:admin@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: Re: Anthem - Organ Piece - Which came first? From: <JKVDP@aol.com> Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2001 13:10:56 EDT   In a message dated 4/4/01 1:40:07 PM Pacific Daylight Time, runyonr@muohio.edu writes:   << 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. >>   Or is it "Double-predestination"?   Jerry, The Seattle lone Calvinist (at least on this list)  
(back) Subject: appellations From: <ALamirande@aol.com> Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2001 13:13:56 EDT     --part1_b0.12aeaaec.27fe01d4_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   I had quite forgotten all about that Universalist church on Central Park West. Yes, I think it was once called Divine Paternity. Don't know if it =   still is. There are actually four large religious edifices on Central = Park West: the Universalist church, the Sephardic synagogue, a Christian = Science church, and a Lutheran church (Holy Trinity --- one of four churches in Manhattan with that name). Another church (Presbyterian) is just off CPW = on West 96th St. Apparently, it now has a Chinese congregation.   Holy Agony is rather an unusual name for a church --- even for a Catholic church. Though the image of the crucified Christ dying in agony in quite common in =   Catholic churches. I have never liked that image very much, albeit that = it is central to Catholic and Christian theology. The image of the serene Buddha is more to my taste. When I was in Singapore, I paid several = visits to the largest Buddhist temple --- actually an aggregation of temples --- = and would sit in contemplation (on the only available chair!) before the great =   Golden Buddha (nearly 50 feet high). The worshippers would come and go: = they would clap their hands when they entered, presumably to attract the = attention of the Buddha! (One always removed one's shoes before entering the = temple; I would put mine in a shopping bag.) Another Buddha (in one of the smaller temples) was made entirely of porcelain.   Unfortunately, they don't have organs in Buddhist temples. (They = specialize in bells.)   Unlike "Holy Agony", "Sacred Heart" is a very common name for Catholic churches. Perhaps the most famous in the world is Sacre Coeur in Paris (France), located in Montmartre on the highest point in the city. This is a very famous shrine, which draws many pilgrims from around the world. In Paris, =   only Notre Dame Cathedral exceeds Sacre Coeur in fame and familiarity. = It's said that there are so many religious services going on all the time that it's difficult for the organists to find any practice time. (Actually, I know of a very prominent cathedral right here in New York City in which = the organists are prohibited from practicing while the cathedral is open to = the public! So that the organists must do all their practicing after 9 p.m. = at night, when the cathedral closes to the public.)   Here in NYC, we do have a Sacred Heart Church: it's located in the Clinton =   area of Manhattan (formerly known as Hell's Kitchen). Umpteen years ago, = I knew the organist there: he also worked as a supply singer for funerals = and weddings around town. Alas, the man succumbed to AIDS.   "Precious Blood" used to be another popular name for a Catholic church. Especially French churches: Le Sang Precieux. There was a very large one = in my native town, Holyoke, Massachusetts (my father was baptized there). = Alas, some years ago the Diocese of Springfield decided that, with changing demographics, it had become superfluous, and they tore the place down. Without a word of objection from the city fathers.   Nowadays, these anatomically and/or physiologically explicit appellations = are no longer in fashion; and it's more common to name churches after Saints.   Incidentally, I once attended a funeral (of an uncle) at that Precious = Blood Church in Holyoke. The year was 1965, just after the changeover from = Latin to the vernacular; since this was a French-Canadian parish, the Mass was conducted in French. The singing was the worst I have ever heard in any church, before or = since! The organ and the playing thereof were nondescript. The church itself was =   quite beautiful, though, with frescoes painted on the walls and ceiling, = and an elaborate marble altar. It's a crime that it was demolished.   Arthur LaMirande   --part1_b0.12aeaaec.27fe01d4_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>I had quite forgotten all about that Universalist church on = Central Park <BR>West. &nbsp;Yes, I think it was once called Divine Paternity. = &nbsp;Don't know if it <BR>still is. &nbsp;There are actually four large religious edifices on = Central Park <BR>West: the Universalist church, the Sephardic synagogue, a Christian = Science <BR>church, and a Lutheran church (Holy Trinity --- one of four churches = in <BR>Manhattan with that name). &nbsp;Another church (Presbyterian) is just = off CPW on <BR>West 96th St. &nbsp;Apparently, it now has a Chinese congregation. <BR> <BR>Holy Agony is rather an unusual name for a church --- even for a = Catholic <BR>church. <BR>Though the image of the crucified Christ dying in agony in quite = common in <BR>Catholic churches. &nbsp;I have never liked that image very much, = albeit that it <BR>is central to Catholic and Christian theology. &nbsp;The image of the = serene <BR>Buddha is more to my taste. &nbsp;When I was in Singapore, I paid = several visits <BR>to the largest Buddhist temple --- actually an aggregation of temples = --- and <BR>would sit in contemplation (on the only available chair!) before the = great <BR>Golden Buddha (nearly 50 feet high). &nbsp;The worshippers would come = and go: they <BR>would clap their hands when they entered, presumably to attract the = attention <BR>of the Buddha! &nbsp;(One always removed one's shoes before entering = the temple; I <BR>would put mine in a shopping bag.) &nbsp;Another Buddha (in one of the = smaller <BR>temples) was made entirely of porcelain. <BR> <BR>Unfortunately, they don't have organs in Buddhist temples. &nbsp;(They = specialize <BR>in bells.) <BR> <BR>Unlike "Holy Agony", &nbsp;"Sacred Heart" is a very common name for = Catholic <BR>churches. <BR>Perhaps the most famous in the world is Sacre Coeur in Paris (France), =   <BR>located in Montmartre on the highest point in the city. &nbsp;This is = a very <BR>famous shrine, which draws many pilgrims from around the world. = &nbsp;In Paris, <BR>only Notre Dame Cathedral exceeds Sacre Coeur in fame and familiarity. = &nbsp;It's <BR>said that there are so many religious services going on all the time = that <BR>it's difficult for the organists to find any practice time. = &nbsp;(Actually, I <BR>know of a very prominent cathedral right here in New York City in = which the <BR>organists are prohibited from practicing while the cathedral is open = to the <BR>public! &nbsp;So that the organists must do all their practicing after = 9 p.m. at <BR>night, when the cathedral closes to the public.) <BR> <BR>Here in NYC, we do have a Sacred Heart Church: it's located in the = Clinton <BR>area of Manhattan (formerly known as Hell's Kitchen). &nbsp;Umpteen = years ago, I <BR>knew the organist there: he also worked as a supply singer for = funerals and <BR>weddings around town. &nbsp;Alas, the man succumbed to AIDS. <BR> <BR>"Precious Blood" used to be another popular name for a Catholic = church. &nbsp; <BR>Especially French churches: Le Sang Precieux. &nbsp;&nbsp;There was a = very large one in <BR>my native town, Holyoke, Massachusetts (my father was baptized there). = &nbsp;Alas, <BR>some years ago the Diocese of Springfield decided that, with changing <BR>demographics, it had become superfluous, and they tore the place down. = &nbsp; <BR>Without a word of objection from the city fathers. <BR> <BR>Nowadays, these anatomically and/or physiologically explicit = appellations are <BR>no longer in fashion; and it's more common to name churches after = Saints. <BR> <BR>Incidentally, I once attended a funeral (of an uncle) at that Precious = Blood <BR>Church in Holyoke. &nbsp;The year was 1965, just after the changeover = from Latin <BR>to the vernacular; since this was a French-Canadian parish, the Mass = was <BR>conducted in French. <BR>The singing was the worst I have ever heard in any church, before or = since! &nbsp; <BR>The organ and the playing thereof were nondescript. &nbsp;The church = itself was <BR>quite beautiful, though, with frescoes painted on the walls and ceiling, and <BR>an elaborate marble altar. &nbsp;It's a crime that it was demolished. <BR> <BR>Arthur LaMirande</FONT></HTML>   --part1_b0.12aeaaec.27fe01d4_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Ernst-Bach transcription From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2001 13:39:23 EDT     --part1_db.12a7ad18.27fe07cb_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 4/5/01 2:43:03 AM Pacific Daylight Time, jackwilliams_1999@yahoo.com writes:     > . Why don't you simply just > order the music? >   Well, for one thing money is VERY tight right now.   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_db.12a7ad18.27fe07cb_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>In a message dated = 4/5/01 2:43:03 AM Pacific Daylight Time, <BR>jackwilliams_1999@yahoo.com writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">. &nbsp;Why don't = you simply just <BR>order the music? <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> <BR>Well, for one thing money is VERY tight right now. <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_db.12a7ad18.27fe07cb_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Ernst-Bach transcription From: "Randy Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu> Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2001 13:51:48 -0500   --=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D_-1225625786=3D=3D_ma=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"us-ascii" ; format=3D"flowed"   >In a message dated 4/5/01 2:43:03 AM Pacific Daylight Time, >jackwilliams_1999@yahoo.com writes: > > >>. Why don't you simply just >>order the music? >> > > >Well, for one thing money is VERY tight right now. > >Bruce Cornely ~ Cremona502@cs.com >with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" >Visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/   And for another, it's probably not published separately.   Send me your mailing address, Bruce, and I'll send you a copy.   Randy Runyon runyonr@muohio.edu Organist, Immanuel Presbyterian Church Cincinnati, Ohio --=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D_-1225625786=3D=3D_ma=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D Content-Type: text/enriched; charset=3D"us-ascii"   <excerpt><fontfamily><param>Arial</param><smaller>In a message dated 4/5/01 2:43:03 AM Pacific Daylight Time,   jackwilliams_1999@yahoo.com writes:       <excerpt>. Why don't you simply just   order the music?     </excerpt>     Well, for one thing money is VERY tight right now.     Bruce Cornely ~ Cremona502@cs.com   with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!"   Visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/   </smaller></fontfamily></excerpt><fontfamily><param>Arial</param><smaller>   </smaller></fontfamily>And for another, it's probably not published separately.     Send me your mailing address, Bruce, and I'll send you a copy.   Randy Runyon   runyonr@muohio.edu   Organist, Immanuel Presbyterian Church   Cincinnati, Ohio   --=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D_-1225625786=3D=3D_ma=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D--  
(back) Subject: Re: Mark Hayes Recital From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2001 13:22:09 -0500   Where are you, Cindy?   Glenda Sutton   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Cindy Adams" <piperheaven@yahoo.com>   > Hi List! > > Mark Hayes is coming to my city at the end of this > month. Has anyone heard him play? I have seen his name > on piano books but did not know that he was an > organist too. > > There just aren't enough organ recitals in this city.        
(back) Subject: ATTACHMENTS!! :-( From: "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu> Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2001 14:35:40 -0400   PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE!!!!   Don't send messages as attachments.    
(back) Subject: Re: appellations From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2001 11:57:46 -0700   At 01:13 PM 4/5/2001 -0400, you wrote: >Holy Agony is rather an unusual name for a church --- even for a Catholic >church. <snip>   Possibly the inspiration for Chicago's fictional "Our Lady of the = Worthless Miracle", childhood home of the Blues Brothers.   dB    
(back) Subject: Church of the Divine Paternity NYC From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2001 15:15:06 EDT   Dear PipeChatters:   The organ in the Church of the Divine Paternity, now the Unitarian-Universalist Society (among a collection of other tenants) began =   its life as a four manual 1904 Hutchings-Votey organ, split on either side = of the chancel. The building occupies some of the most expensive real estate = in the world, its neighbors being The American Museum of Natural History and = the New-York (sic) Historical Society. It can be seen from the living rooms = and terraces of the millionaires who inhabit the area.   In 1917, a rebuild was affected by E. M. Skinner, and assigned their opus number 271, although it retained the characteristic Hutchings-style = folding "batwing" console; one rolled up the rolltop, and the sides swung outward =   with their drawknob jambs, which could be pinned into place in two or = three different positions. These were notoriously unreliable, and Hutchings consoles of this type are rarely seen today, because they were so often replaced or re-actioned. Another batwing console SHELL remains in NYC, controlling a large Hutchings rebuilt by Hook and Hastings. That organ is = in guarded condition, its fate uncertain.   Over the past thirty years, the Divine Paternity/Universalist organ has = been systematically destroyed. A large Delaware console, equipped with Kimber-Allen drawknobs, was installed, and many changes in both = curatorship and direction were chosen. An antiphonal division was in the midst of installation when it got trampled by electrical contractors some quarter = of a century ago, although the addition of such a division to an organ that = barely operated seems irrational. If there ever was a plan for either = conservation or a fully thought out tonal plan, I remain unaware of it.   Over the decades, it seems as though a dozen "organ techs" have had their hands in there. Every twelve or eighteen months, my firm gets a call = about the organ, but we have YET been able to determine which one of the fringe groups that rents the building actually called us or has jurisdiction over =   the remnants of this century-old relic. As a result, I have never = actually been able to document the instrument's resources, provenances, scalings, = or conditions. Trying to determine who the pastor is and who is responsible for, or interested in, the instrument is like a bad motion picture, in = which a detective continues to run into brick walls, silence, bad leads, and misinformation.   A very special building, with great potential, sitting in the lap of = wealth, and the victim of multiple foolishnesses was the last I heard of it. But then again, in this city, for all I know they have gotten a big = pipe/digital combination, or a Teeny Tiny Teutonic Tracker, or are on rebuild number twenty-six with the "tech of the moment."   Sebastian Matthaus Gluck Tonal Director Gluck New York Pipe Organ Conservators, Architects, and Builders New York City  
(back) Subject: Price reduced on Seattle Tracker From: <JKVDP@aol.com> Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2001 16:46:36 EDT   The church wishing to dispose of its 22 rank, 16 stop 2 man. Bosch Tracker =   has reduced the price to $30,000. US. Offers will be considered. Please = email me personally. Jerry in Seattle  
(back) Subject: Re: Peter Conte From: "Shirley" <pnst@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2001 18:11:10 -0400   --=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D_7047008= =3D=3D_.ALT Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"us-ascii"; format=3Dflowed   At 11:35 AM 04/04/2001, you wrote: >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.     <<perk>> Peter's no longer at St. Clement's?!? Where is he now?   And Bruce, read my lips - W A -N- A M A K E R. :)   --Shirley         --=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D_7047008= =3D=3D_.ALT Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"us-ascii"   <html> At 11:35 AM 04/04/2001, you wrote:<br> <blockquote type=3Dcite class=3Dcite cite><font face=3D"arial" 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;&nbsp; <br> I also heard him play the Wannamaker Organ at Lord &amp; Taylor's. </font></blockquote><br> <br> &lt;&lt;perk&gt;&gt; Peter's no longer at St. Clement's?!?&nbsp; Where is he now?<br> <br> And Bruce, read my lips - W A -N- A M A K E R.&nbsp; :)<br> <br> <x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab><x-tab>&nbsp= ;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab><x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp= ;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab><x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp= ;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab>--Shirley<br> <br> <br> <br> </html>   --=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D_7047008= =3D=3D_.ALT--