PipeChat Digest #2019 - Thursday, April 12, 2001
 
Re: Diane Bish's arrangements, technique, and the audience
  by <Wurlibird1@aol.com>
Looking for music
  by "Jerry Anderson" <organist@cjnetworks.com>
Re: Easter preludes
  by "Jerald Marshall" <marshallduet@ameritech.net>
Re: Easter preludes
  by "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu>
Re: first lady-person of the organ
  by "Mike Gettelman" <mike3247@earthlink.net>
Re: If the Organist wrote the Wedding Columns
  by "Pat Maimone" <patmai@juno.com>
Re: If the Organist wrote the Wedding Columns
  by "Pat Maimone" <patmai@juno.com>
Postlude for the handicapped
  by "Pat Maimone" <patmai@juno.com>
emergency organ advice sought
  by "Randy Terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com>
Re: emergency organ advice sought
  by <DudelK@aol.com>
Re: emergency organ advice sought
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com>
Re: Interesting new Disney Hall organ
  by "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@catoe.org>
(no subject)
  by <Doppelflote8@aol.com>
Re: emergency organ advice sought
  by "Adrianne Schutt" <maybe@pipcom.com>
Cheap CDs
  by "William T. Van Pelt" <bill@organsociety.org>
Re: Easter Preludes
  by <DudelK@aol.com>
Re: Cheap CDs
  by "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org>
Re: Easter Preludes
  by "Ben Baldus" <bbaldus@voyager.net>
Dubois "Seven Last Words" (X-Posted)
  by <Devon3000@aol.com>
Dubois (X-Posted)
  by <Devon3000@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Diane Bish's arrangements, technique, and the audience From: <Wurlibird1@aol.com> Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 14:35:22 EDT     >Geared to the "weekend" organist and directly at the church crowd.=A0 They=20 >are utilitarian church fare that works, but certainly nothing of enduring=20 >quality, although they seem towering indeed when placed next to the typical= =20 >Lorenz output!<<   And Monte Bennett writes:   >When I'm playing for church, I want a piece to speak=20 >to their spiritual side and draw them closer into the presence of God.<<     Monte raises an interesting point worthy of consideration. If the music we=20 provide is for any other purpose it wastes our time, deprives the worshiper,= =20 and offends God, IMHO.   One must be cognizant of the setting in which they find themselves. Gaither= ,=20 Crouch, and Fred Bock would be as out of place in Episcopal Rite 1 as would=20 be Palestrina, Tallis, and Merbecke in an Assembly of God service. People=20 choose worship form out of personal preference, I think, mainly attributable= =20 to what best feeds their souls and inspires them. Failure of the musician t= o=20 recognize the differences and adapt to them, within reasonable bounds, is=20 failure indeed. If the adaptation is repugnant to the musician, he/she=20 should resign the appointment and seek other avenues for service more in=20 keeping with personal values. =20   My own experience, which is of no interest to anyone, is a bit of a=20 dichotomy. I am by preference and confirmation an Episcopalian. I love the= =20 structure, the Liturgy, and the formality. It is meaningful to me and I fee= l=20 deeply within God's presence when I am fortunate to worship in my home=20 parish. Ironically, most of my playing experience has been in more=20 Evangelical churches with a more liberal bent on form but a more strict=20 literal approach to Scripture. =20   Perhaps my success, if only self perceived, has been my ability to adapt=20 musically to the preferences of the congregants who prefer a more=20 contemporary offering. My ability to utilize theatre organ registration and= =20 style (restrained) has proved to be both inspirational to the worshiper as=20 well as meshing with the service form. If the contrary were true, compliment= s=20 would be seldom received and staff evaluations would have reflected it. I a= m=20 thankful to God who gave me the limited talent I possess that I can work bot= h=20 sides of the musical equation with equal comfort and accommodation. I am=20 equally thankful that I now serve a UMC which embraces traditional Liturgy=20 and thrives on more traditional organ literature.   Quickly I add - I do not find appropriate in any worship setting today's=20 Jesus Rock and Praise Bands. Perhaps I am in a shrinking minority but I fin= d=20 them to be a means of bringing God down to our level rather than our strivin= g=20 to reach His, all the while knowing that we will never really attain that=20 goal in this life. I can accept those who prefer this music(?) but will=20 never participate for the stated reasons.   References have been made to Virgil Fox in pursuit of this thread. He is=20 credited with saying, "More souls have been saved with Celeste's and Vox=20 Humana's than any other stops." Be that fact or legend is without=20 consequence in that I think it is true.   Jesus said "Feed my sheep." It is my hope that as I retire from the organ=20 this month after forty-four years that He used my limited abilities for that= =20 purpose throughout my tenure. If my musical offerings were to feed my ego=20 then I will have a lot of Sunday's to answer for at the Judgment.   Wishing all a glorious Holy Week and memorable Easter.     Jim Pitts Old organist never die...they just break their wind*   *with apologies to Al Sefl    
(back) Subject: Looking for music From: "Jerry Anderson" <organist@cjnetworks.com> Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 15:40:34 -0400   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0178_01C0C366.E9BAFC40 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   I am looking for the following piece - "Children of the Heavenly Father" = =3D arr by Henry V. Gerike. I am not sure if this is an organ or choral piece and who published it. Thanks for you help.   Jerry K Anderson Organist First Lutheran Church 1234 Fairlawnr Rd Topeka, Ks. 66614   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0178_01C0C366.E9BAFC40 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 5.00.2722.2800" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>I am looking for the following piece = - =3D "Children of=3D20 the Heavenly Father"&nbsp; arr by Henry V. Gerike.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>I am not sure if this is an organ or = =3D choral piece=3D20 and who published it.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Thanks for you help.</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Jerry K Anderson<BR>Organist<BR>First = =3D Lutheran=3D20 Church<BR>1234 Fairlawnr Rd<BR>Topeka, Ks. =3D 66614</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0178_01C0C366.E9BAFC40--    
(back) Subject: Re: Easter preludes From: "Jerald Marshall" <marshallduet@ameritech.net> Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 17:46:43 -0400     ----- Original Message ----- From: "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2001 7:34 PM Subject: Easter preludes     > What are you ladies and gentlemen playing for the Easter Sunday > prelude? I need some ideas, quick!   > > Randy Runyon > organist, Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati > runyonr@muohio.edu   Randy,   How about D. Bish- Toccata on "Christ the Lord is Risen Today". Great piece for the prelude. On my organ I use the Trompeete en chamade for solo line, the people love it.   Happy Easter!   Jerald Marshall Organist & Choir United Methodist Church Painesville, Ohio     > "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: Easter preludes From: "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu> Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 18:09:20 -0400   --=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D_-1225009131=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"   > >Randy, > >How about D. Bish- Toccata on "Christ the Lord is Risen Today". >Great piece for the prelude. >On my organ I use the Trompeete en chamade for solo line, the people love >it. > >Happy Easter! > >Jerald Marshall >Organist & Choir >United Methodist Church >Painesville, Ohio >   Many thanks to all who have written in with ideas. I'll get the music to the Langlais Death and Resurrection and do it next year. For this Easter, I've made my choice:   Prelude: Toccata on "Christ the Lord Is Risen Today" Diane Bish Easter Hymn Emma Lou Diemer   Postlude: Toccata from Organ Symphony no. 5 Charles-Marie Widor   I don't have a trompette en chamade but I do have a trompette. Do any of you know this new version of the same tune by Diemer? It appears in Seasonal Psalms for Organ, vol. 1, which appeared in 1999. Rather jazzy.   I just got a phone call from the choirmaster, who informs me that for the Offertory two violinists want to do a movement from the Bach Double Concerto with me accompanying. I guess I'll be sight reading that, as they won't be bringing the music until Sunday morning. Tonight's Maunday Thursday service and choir rehearsal have been called off because Cincinnati is now under a dusk-to-dawn curfew on account of the popular uprising occasioned by a police officer's murder of an unarmed African American man last Friday night. I call it murder, but we shall see if they can whitewash this one away as they have nearly a dozen other such incidents in the past five years. The city is in need of resurrection.   Randy Runyon organist, Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati runyonr@muohio.edu --=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D_-1225009131=3D=3D_ma=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D Content-Type: text/enriched; charset=3D"us-ascii"   <excerpt>   Randy,     How about D. Bish- Toccata on "Christ the Lord is Risen Today".   Great piece for the prelude.   On my organ I use the Trompeete en chamade for solo line, the people love   it.     Happy Easter!     Jerald Marshall   Organist & Choir   United Methodist Church   Painesville, Ohio     </excerpt>   Many thanks to all who have written in with ideas. I'll get the music to the Langlais Death and Resurrection and do it next year. For this Easter, I've made my choice:     Prelude: Toccata on "Christ the Lord Is Risen Today" Diane Bish   Easter Hymn Emma Lou Diemer     Postlude: Toccata from Organ Symphony no. 5 Charles-Marie Widor     I don't have a trompette en chamade but I do have a trompette. Do any of you know this new version of the same tune by Diemer? It appears in <italic>Seasonal Psalms for Organ, vol. 1</italic>, which appeared in 1999. Rather jazzy.     I just got a phone call from the choirmaster, who informs me that for the Offertory two violinists want to do a movement from the Bach Double Concerto with me accompanying. I guess I'll be sight reading that, as they won't be bringing the music until Sunday morning. Tonight's Maunday Thursday service and choir rehearsal have been called off because Cincinnati is now under a dusk-to-dawn curfew on account of the popular uprising occasioned by a police officer's murder of an unarmed African American man last Friday night. I call it murder, but we shall see if they can whitewash this one away as they have nearly a dozen other such incidents in the past five years. The city is in need of resurrection.   Randy Runyon   organist, Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati   runyonr@muohio.edu   --=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D_-1225009131=3D=3D_ma=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D--  
(back) Subject: Re: first lady-person of the organ From: "Mike Gettelman" <mike3247@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 18:42:58 -0400       Bob Elms wrote:   > I have met in person Gillian twice, the first time of which I had the > duty of taking her to lunch at the expense of this city. She is a > charming lady and most approachable. She was born in New Zealand and > lives in the UK. Maybe the Stars and Stripes does not mean very nmuch to > her. So what? > As far as her recitals are concerned, and I have heard her a number of > times, she does far more than play the notes. She is a wizard. > Bob E. > > > Mike Gettelman wrote: > > I took some "unorganic" friends with me to hear Jillian Weir > > play the big Skinner at Severance Hall in February. After > > the concert I heard one friend remark, "the music was > > beautiful, but the organist had the sense of humor of a root > > canal" > > > Those of us who know Dame Weir recognize her talent as an > > impeccable performance technician, but she did not speak to > > the audience, nor did she stray at all from her serious > > classical program. Had she encored with Stars and Stripes > > Forever, she would have brought the house down. >   Mike Gettelman replies:   Hi Bob, I notice you did not quote my disclaimer at the end of the = post this subject refers to, in which I made a strong point of stating this was not written to detract from the artistry of Jillian Weir or attack her in any way. It was simply an example of a concert with serious repertoir by a serious artist that did nothing to bring my unwashed friends into the fold of organ supporters. I should have started them out with Pizza and Pipes = or some such.   I also attended the Thomas Murray Severance concert in March, and I = will go way out on a limb here and say, the difference between T Murray and J Weir is, Dame Weir makes no mistakes period. :-)        
(back) Subject: Re: If the Organist wrote the Wedding Columns From: "Pat Maimone" <patmai@juno.com> Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 18:50:12 -0400   Dear Dan and Friend:   On Thu, 12 Apr 2001 07:55:16 PDT "Dan Miller" <dmiller@rodgers.rain.com> writes: > (thought you'd enjoy this, emailed to me from a friend) > ------------------------------------------------------------------- Loved the column! Especially enjoyed this part... > The bride and groom went to college, but did not take any music  > appreciation courses.   Thanks for posting some much-needed humor during this stressful week for church and temple organists!   Pat Maimone ________________________________________________________________ GET INTERNET ACCESS FROM JUNO! Juno offers FREE or PREMIUM Internet access for less! Join Juno today! For your FREE software, visit: http://dl.www.juno.com/get/tagj.  
(back) Subject: Re: If the Organist wrote the Wedding Columns From: "Pat Maimone" <patmai@juno.com> Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 18:49:51 -0400   Dear Dan and Friend:   On Thu, 12 Apr 2001 07:55:16 PDT "Dan Miller" <dmiller@rodgers.rain.com> writes: > (thought you'd enjoy this, emailed to me from a friend) > ------------------------------------------------------------------- Loved the column! Especially enjoyed this part... > The bride and groom went to college, but did not take any music  > appreciation courses.   Thanks for posting some much-needed humor during this stressful week for church and temple organists!   Pat Maimone ________________________________________________________________ GET INTERNET ACCESS FROM JUNO! Juno offers FREE or PREMIUM Internet access for less! Join Juno today! For your FREE software, visit: http://dl.www.juno.com/get/tagj.  
(back) Subject: Postlude for the handicapped From: "Pat Maimone" <patmai@juno.com> Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 18:46:41 -0400   Hi, Pipechatters,   As I prepare to attend the reenactment of DaVinci's painting "The Living Last Supper" at the Cadet Chapel tonight, I am thankful that Craig Williams is playing the mighty CC orgel.   Guess who is battling a bad case of tendonitis in the right arm.. for almost three weeks now.. Looks like no Widor for the postlude this year... Any suggestions for an Easter postlude playable by (primarily) LH and pedal? or LH and pedal, very little RH with notes of short duration? There is also a wedding Saturday at 3 PM and a handbell practice Friday at 4:30 PM. (I shall ring C6 - F6.)   The Lutherans have a Good Friday service tomorrow; there will be none at the Post or Cadet Chapels.   Sunday morning I shall play a keyboard for the Sunrise Service (which is being held in the Hudson Room of the West Point Club.) The two teenaged sisters who will sing a duet have chosen a tape as their accompaniment. The congregation will be able to see the sun (if and) when it rises Sunday; my back will in all probability be towards the sun.     Thanks to all who have posted your music for Sunday. I echo Jonathan Hall's best wishes for Triduum and Easter..   Best regards to all, Pat Maimone (who is supposed to be resting her right arm) Post Chapel, West Point, NY III/57 Aeolian-Skinner/Moeller/Gress-Miles   ________________________________________________________________ GET INTERNET ACCESS FROM JUNO! Juno offers FREE or PREMIUM Internet access for less! Join Juno today! For your FREE software, visit: http://dl.www.juno.com/get/tagj.  
(back) Subject: emergency organ advice sought From: "Randy Terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 17:43:28 -0700 (PDT)   I need some advice - please respond off-list if you so desire.   I have a Medinger (sp?) blower in our church organ and it needs = librication - please advise what kind of oil to use and is it readily available. The previous technician = was not totally scrupulous, and I fired him. Since we are going to be taking all the = pipework out next week to install additional chests - I have not had the organ tuned since before = Christmas and we did not lubricate the blower then - I am sure it needs it now!   Also, I sent the low 10 Koppelflute cannisters to have them fully capped = at the point, and then my friend who is helping us with the additions cleaned them and looks like he = revoiced them, the light nicking is gone and the languids are much higher than the originals. = The pipes are playing almost 6 notes lower then they were - perhaps a certain harmonic is being = emphasized, but I find the tone objectional. HELP!!   =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D Randy Terry Minister of Music, Organist & Choirmaster The Episcopal Church of St. Peter Redwood City, California www.stpetersrwc.org   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get email at your own domain with Yahoo! Mail. http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: Re: emergency organ advice sought From: <DudelK@aol.com> Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 21:07:01 EDT   May the sforzando be with you!   DudelK Washington, DC  
(back) Subject: Re: emergency organ advice sought From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 20:07:18 -0500   > I have a Medinger (sp?) blower in our church organ and it needs librication - please advise what > kind of oil to use and is it readily available.   Meidinger blowers need a special light-grade oil that can be obtained from Laukhuff in Germany.   > Also, I sent the low 10 Koppelflute cannisters to have them fully capped at the point, and then my > friend who is helping us with the additions cleaned them and looks like = he revoiced them, the > light nicking is gone and the languids are much higher than the = originals. The pipes are playing > almost 6 notes lower then they were - perhaps a certain harmonic is = being emphasized, but I find > the tone objectional.   If the cut-ups have been raised the change can only be reversed by cutting the pipes apart at the seam and resoldering them. This is a process requiring the services of an experienced pipemaker. You will also need an experienced voicer to set the cut-ups at the proper level and replace the nicking. This could probably be quite an expensive job, and it might be cheaper to obtain another Koppelflute secondhand.   Many people think they can save a penny or two by not employing a = top-notch organ company, and making use of cheap firms or even amateurs. In fact as = I think you may be starting to discover, such people usually end up paying very dearly for such a decision.   John Speller    
(back) Subject: Re: Interesting new Disney Hall organ From: "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@catoe.org> Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 20:15:09 -0500   Just saw a picture of the Disney Organ in the OHS Tracker Magazine....What =   did it look like before the earthquake?   jch    
(back) Subject: (no subject) From: <Doppelflote8@aol.com> Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 21:26:54 EDT     --part1_d.13124446.2807afde_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Dear Dan and Friend:   On Thu, 12 Apr 2001 07:55:16 PDT "Dan Miller" <dmiller@rodgers.rain.com> writes: > (thought you'd enjoy this, emailed to me from a friend) > ------------------------------------------------------------------- Loved the column! Especially enjoyed this part... > The bride and groom went to college, but did not take any music  > appreciation courses.   Thanks for posting some much-needed humor during this stressful week for church and temple organists!   Pat Maimone     Dont forget us "Organ Tuners" too! <EG>   doing double duty this week.... Alan Carrick   --part1_d.13124446.2807afde_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><BODY BGCOLOR=3D"#ffffff"><FONT = SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D"Arial Black" LANG=3D"0">Dear Dan and = Friend: <BR> <BR>On Thu, 12 Apr 2001 07:55:16 PDT "Dan Miller" = &lt;dmiller@rodgers.rain.com&gt; <BR>writes: <BR>&gt; (thought you'd enjoy this, emailed to me from a friend) <BR>&gt; = ------------------------------------------------------------------- <BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Loved the column! &nbsp; <BR>Especially enjoyed this part... <BR>&gt; The bride and groom went to college, but did not take any music  <BR>&gt; appreciation courses. <BR> <BR>Thanks for posting some much-needed humor during this stressful week = for <BR>church and temple <BR>organists! <BR> <BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Pat Maimone <BR> <BR> <BR>Dont forget us "Organ Tuners" too! &lt;EG&gt; <BR> <BR>doing double duty this week.... <BR>Alan Carrick</FONT></HTML>   --part1_d.13124446.2807afde_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: emergency organ advice sought From: "Adrianne Schutt" <maybe@pipcom.com> Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 21:28:46 -0400   At 08:07 PM 4/12/2001 -0500, John L. Speller wrote: >Meidinger blowers need a special light-grade oil that can be obtained = from >Laukhuff in Germany.   Geez....and people complain about how "hard" it is to get Hammond =   oil! lol   Have fun! Ad ;->    
(back) Subject: Cheap CDs From: "William T. Van Pelt" <bill@organsociety.org> Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 21:59:52 -0400   There are several new CDs in the inexpensive ($4.99/$5.99) Naxos "Organ Encylopedia" series, of which OHS stocks all of the more than 100 titles. The new CDs include two CDs of the Franck organ works played by Eric = Lebrun on a Cavaill=E9-Coll in Paris and several series devoted to composers including Walther to Vol. 2, Rheinberger to Vol. 3, Muffat to Vol. 2, Pachelbel, Krebs, Walther to Vol. 2, van Noordt, and Dupr=E9 to Vol. 11.   They all are in the "Cheap CDs" section which appears after on presses the "Recordings" button located at the upper left of the opening page at http://www.ohscatalog.org   Bill        
(back) Subject: Re: Easter Preludes From: <DudelK@aol.com> Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 22:29:17 EDT   In a message dated 4/12/01 10:53:23 AM Eastern Daylight Time, jonahall@indiana.edu writes:   << Another beautiful piece is Howell's Sarabande for the morning of Easter. Not terribly hard and most elegant... >> This is the opening work on the new CD of Richard Webster at St. Luke's Evanston, which I received yesterday from JAV. The organ is a 1921 = skinner, 56 stops, 65 ranks. It inclues more Howells, several Karg-Elerts, 2 = movements from the Nutcracker, a totally sumptuous deluxe performance of the Thalben-Ball Elegy and more, ending with Jerusalem and some music from Sternkrieg.   The same package brought Stuart Forster's recording from Toledo, which includes his transcription of the Dvorak New World and a most intriguing Percy Grainger adaptation of Sheep May Safely Graze.   Both CDs include wonderful booklets with details on the organs and the = music, and both featue ample "room sound."   This series is a very ambitious undertaking, and it is gratifying to see = it done with such love and care.   I can't recommend these discs too highly, and I think all of us who care about the legacy of these stellar instruments owe Joe Vitacco a huge round = of applause for documenting them so beautifully. Once my tax refund arrives, I'll be expanding my collection of these superb recordings.   DudelK Washington, DC  
(back) Subject: Re: Cheap CDs From: "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org> Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 22:31:08 -0400   > They all are in the "Cheap CDs" section which appears after on presses = the > "Recordings" button located at the upper left of the opening page at > http://www.ohscatalog.org >   Bill, Can you recommend a good recording of Bach's Eight Little Preludes and = Fugues? Preferably the full set - and it doesn't matter if they are in the "cheap" =   group or not. If OHS carries it, I'll snap it right up! <grin>   Thanks and Cheers, TommyLee Reston, VA      
(back) Subject: Re: Easter Preludes From: "Ben Baldus" <bbaldus@voyager.net> Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 22:49:00 -0400   Greetings!   Another piece that works very well for Easter (particularly at an early = service after the Vigil) is Dawn Hymn, Op. 138 by Alan Hovhanhess. It starts out quietly, builds to full organ and retreats back into mysterious quiet. It = also has the virtue of being not-too-difficult to play, which with the rigors = of Holy Week and Easter is most appreciated!   Blessings for Holy Week and Easter,   Ben Baldus   DudelK@aol.com wrote:   > In a message dated 4/12/01 10:53:23 AM Eastern Daylight Time, > jonahall@indiana.edu writes: > > << > Another beautiful piece is Howell's Sarabande for the morning of = Easter. > Not terribly hard and most elegant... > >> > This is the opening work on the new CD of Richard Webster at St. Luke's > Evanston, which I received yesterday from JAV. The organ is a 1921 = skinner, > 56 stops, 65 ranks. It inclues more Howells, several Karg-Elerts, 2 = movements > from the Nutcracker, a totally sumptuous deluxe performance of the > Thalben-Ball Elegy and more, ending with Jerusalem and some music from > Sternkrieg. > > The same package brought Stuart Forster's recording from Toledo, which > includes his transcription of the Dvorak New World and a most intriguing > Percy Grainger adaptation of Sheep May Safely Graze. > > Both CDs include wonderful booklets with details on the organs and the = music, > and both featue ample "room sound." > > This series is a very ambitious undertaking, and it is gratifying to see = it > done with such love and care. > > I can't recommend these discs too highly, and I think all of us who care > about the legacy of these stellar instruments owe Joe Vitacco a huge = round of > applause for documenting them so beautifully. Once my tax refund = arrives, > I'll be expanding my collection of these superb recordings. > > DudelK > Washington, DC > > "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: Dubois "Seven Last Words" (X-Posted) From: <Devon3000@aol.com> Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 22:52:21 EDT   Just got the CD of this, and remembered someone asked if it had been recorded. Fred Swann plays "the" organ at First United Methodist of = Lubbock, Texas with their choir. It's just the tasteful way this should be done. Nowhere does it say, though, the name of the organ company(s), but it sure =   sounds like a huge Skinner with updates. Anyone know about this organ?   I was pleased to know I did it right when I had to play this work for = three four consecutive years during college days in a small Lutheran church with = a wonderful choir and soloists, but I had to play the Hammond!! I did come back a few years after I left and dedicated the new Wicks in their new Sanctuary. Fred does all the right techniques for accompanying a very orchestral accompaniment. I didn't have that much variety on the mighty Hammond, but it still moved the people to tears (in the right manner, of course).   Devon Hollingsworth, in Chicago Suburb  
(back) Subject: Dubois (X-Posted) From: <Devon3000@aol.com> Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 22:53:53 EDT   Sorry. I forgot to tell you the CD is Gothic G49124.