PipeChat Digest #2059 - Thursday, April 26, 2001
 
Re: Summer Choir with Organ Accompaniment
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Re: Summer Choir with Organ Accompaniment
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
Re: God Forbid...more Praise and Glory Music
  by <StatRussell@aol.com>
Music for Feasts
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
Re: Wanted:Mixture
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com>
Re: Good Old Fashioned May Processions with Organs and Choirs
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Martin Neary, Westminster Abbey
  by "William T. Van Pelt" <bill@organsociety.org>
Re: Good Old Fashioned May Processions with Organs and Choirs
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Casavant in Waco UMC
  by <Wurlibird1@aol.com>
RTOS Mourns Jack Grierson (cross-posted)
  by "Ken Evans" <kevans1@rochester.rr.com>
Re:  Summer Choir with organ accompaniment
  by "Ken and Chris Potter" <tracker@j51.com>
Re: Casavant in Waco UMC
  by <CVStanford@aol.com>
Re: Casavant in Waco UMC
  by <Wurlibird1@aol.com>
looking for used resiner relays
  by "Randy Terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com>
Re: Tubes for Allen Organs
  by <mts@intergrafix.net>
Hartford Recital
  by "Jonathan B. Hall" <jonahall@indiana.edu>
Re: Tubes for Allen Organs
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: Smokey Mary's
  by <Innkawgneeto@cs.com>
Re: Casavant in Waco UMC
  by "Brent Johnson" <bmjohns@fgi.net>
Re: Smokey Mary's
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Summer Choir with Organ Accompaniment From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001 13:33:37 EDT   Hi Scott:   Why don't you play the offertories for the summer rather than deligating singers to sing them. It's a great opportunity to break away from the mold for a few months, and just do something different.   BTW do you have any good suggestions for Responsorial Psalms and Alleluias w/ verses other than OP. I'm looking for simple but beautiful.   Ron  
(back) Subject: Re: Summer Choir with Organ Accompaniment From: <ScottFop@aol.com> Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001 13:45:30 EDT     --part1_f4.9715e15.2819b8ba_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 4/26/01 1:40:20 PM Eastern Daylight Time, RonSeverin@aol.com writes:     > Why don't you play the offertories for the summer rather than delegating > singers to sing them. It's a great opportunity to break away from the > mold for a few months, and just do something different.   Because I want to KEEP the singing going and i can rely on between 25 and = 30 each Sunday! =3Do) Here in this part of the USA choirs stop singing for the summer and things =   get rather "dead"       > BTW do you have any good suggestions for Responsorial Psalms and >   What is OP? We use plainsong and Anglican Chant here with great = success...I sort of retired Gelineau and Michel Guimont, and I don't do "Gather" = psalms, Respond and Acclaim or OCP.   Scott Foppiano   --part1_f4.9715e15.2819b8ba_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 = 4/26/01 1:40:20 PM Eastern Daylight Time, <BR>RonSeverin@aol.com writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">Why don't you play = the offertories for the summer rather than delegating <BR>singers to sing them. It's a great opportunity to break away from the <BR>mold for a few months, and just do something different.</FONT><FONT = COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D"Arial" = LANG=3D"0"></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR> <BR>Because I want to KEEP the singing going and i can rely on between 25 = and 30 <BR>each Sunday! &nbsp;&nbsp;=3Do) <BR>Here in this part of the USA choirs stop singing for the summer and = things <BR>get rather "dead" <BR> <BR> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">BTW do you have = any good suggestions for Responsorial Psalms and <BR>Alleluias w/ verses other than OP. I'm looking for simple but = beautiful.</BLOCKQUOTE> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> <BR>What is OP? &nbsp;We use plainsong and Anglican Chant here with great = success...I <BR>sort of retired Gelineau and Michel Guimont, and I don't do "Gather" = psalms, <BR>Respond and Acclaim or OCP. <BR> <BR>Scott Foppiano</FONT></HTML>   --part1_f4.9715e15.2819b8ba_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: God Forbid...more Praise and Glory Music From: <StatRussell@aol.com> Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001 14:01:29 EDT     --part1_bf.db98517.2819bc79_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   I agree that it was tacky the way the music director at St Pat's was = treated. I wonder if it was more of a personality conflict than musical? Anyway, that not withstanding, I agree with Scott's appraisal of "Praise & Glory" music. If I were God I wouldn't feel very praised or glorified. At my = new parish, we tend to have a progressive approach to music but thank God we haven't turned into "Casey's Top 40" music countdown.   Dennis R.   --part1_bf.db98517.2819bc79_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>I agree that it was = tacky the way the music director at St Pat's was treated. <BR>&nbsp;I wonder if it was more of a personality conflict than musical? = &nbsp;Anyway, <BR>that not withstanding, I agree with Scott's appraisal of "Praise &amp; = Glory" <BR>music. &nbsp;If I were God I wouldn't feel very praised or glorified. = &nbsp;At my new <BR>parish, we tend to have a progressive approach to music but thank God = we <BR>haven't turned into "Casey's Top 40" music countdown. &nbsp; <BR> <BR>Dennis R. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</FONT></HTML>   --part1_bf.db98517.2819bc79_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Music for Feasts From: <ScottFop@aol.com> Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001 14:14:34 EDT     --part1_89.5b2396b.2819bf8a_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"UTF-8" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Language: en   Anyone have ideas on good, legitimate choral repertoire for the following:   -May and Marian days (and Mother's/Father's Day) -Pentecost -Ascension -Trinity -Corpus Christi   We have a fantastic library but are always willing to expand and learn = new=3D20 pieces. Looking forward to your responses and input. Thanks!   SCOTT F. FOPPIANO, Principal Organist and Director of Music THE NATIONAL SHRINE OF THE LITTLE FLOWER, Royal Oak, MI (Geo. Kilgen & Son, St. Louis, MO, Opus 5180, 1933) =3DE2=3D80=3D9CCantantibus organis Caecilia Domino decantabat dicens, fiat cor meum immaculatum ut non confundar.=3DE2=3D80=3D9D =3D20   --part1_89.5b2396b.2819bf8a_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"UTF-8" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Language: en   <HTML><FONT FACE=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#0000a0" SIZE=3D3D2 = FAMILY=3D =3D3D"SCRIPT" FACE=3D3D"Comic Sans MS" LANG=3D3D"0">Anyone have ideas on = good, leg=3D itimate choral repertoire for the following: <BR> <BR>-May and Marian days (and Mother's/Father's Day) <BR>-Pentecost <BR>-Ascension <BR>-Trinity <BR>-Corpus Christi <BR> <BR>We have a fantastic library but are always willing to expand and learn = n=3D ew=3D20 <BR>pieces. &nbsp;Looking forward to your responses and input. = &nbsp;Thanks! <BR> <BR><B>SCOTT F. FOPPIANO</B>, Principal Organist and Director of Music <BR>THE NATIONAL SHRINE OF THE LITTLE FLOWER, Royal Oak, MI <BR>(Geo. Kilgen &amp; Son, St. Louis, MO, Opus 5180, 1933) <BR><I>=3DE2=3D80=3D9CCantantibus organis Caecilia Domino decantabat = dicens, <BR>fiat cor meum immaculatum ut non confundar.=3DE2=3D80=3D9D</I> <BR> </FONT></HTML>   --part1_89.5b2396b.2819bf8a_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Wanted:Mixture From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001 14:01:30 -0500   Jon Fick referred us to the specification on the website at http://www.ChristMemorialChurch.org Presumably the new Mixture would be to go on the Great Organ, since the Swell has hardly enough stuff to support a Mixture. From this, assuming normal Hook & Hastings scaling and voicing, a mixture scaled four or five notes narrower than Normalmensur would probably suit you about right. Judging from this and the size of the building something starting in the bass at 19:22:26 and breaking back three times to 8:12:15 in the treble, with the breaks fairly evenly spaced out would probably work OK. Does anyone on the east coast near Vermont have anything like that? Have you tried the Organ Clearing House, who have some pipework, etc., as well as complete organs?   John Speller, St. Louis, Mo.    
(back) Subject: Re: Good Old Fashioned May Processions with Organs and Choirs From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001 16:00:54 EDT   Hi Scott:   In reference to May Crowning Hymns: Old St. Basil's Hymnal: 'Tis The Month of Our Mother Daily, Daily, Sing To Mary O Queen of the Holy Rosary Bring Flowers of the Rarest On This Day, O Beautiful, Mother Concordi Laetitia O Sanctissima Hail! Queen of Heaven Maria, Mater Gratiae Hail, Holy Queen Enthroned Above I'll Sing A Hymn To Mary Immaculate Mary   Some of these old hymns are rather trite but will bring tears into the = eyes of the older folks who remember the Glory Days. These are the ones the good nuns taught us, and I still remember them. Fr. Coughlin sang them too.   Ron Severin  
(back) Subject: Martin Neary, Westminster Abbey From: "William T. Van Pelt" <bill@organsociety.org> Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001 16:58:06 -0400   The OHS Catalog has found a very few copies of the very fine and popular, but discontinued, CD entitled "Great Musical Occasions at Westminster = Abbey" recorded in 1988 with Martin Neary conducting the Choir of Westminster Abbey, The London Brass, Iain Simcock, organ. For as long as they last they're $8.98. BLISS: Royal Fanfare PARRY: I Was Glad WALTON: Set Me as a Seal BLISS: Wedding Fanfare WESLEY: Wash Me Throughly STANFORD: Te Deum in B-flat ANON: Rejoice In the Lord Alway CRIMOND: The Lord's My Shepherd McKIE: I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: O Clap Your Hands J. HILTON: Lord, for Thy Tender Mercy's Sake S. S. WESLEY: Thou Wilt Keep Him In Perfect Peace VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: O Taste and See ALCOCK: Whso Swelleth Under the Defence VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Old Hundredth WIDOR: Toccata, Symphony 5   Bill Van Pelt          
(back) Subject: Re: Good Old Fashioned May Processions with Organs and Choirs From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001 14:05:34 -0700   Knows 'em by heart, I does ... (grin)   Bud   RonSeverin@aol.com wrote:   > Hi Scott: > > In reference to May Crowning Hymns: Old St. Basil's Hymnal: > 'Tis The Month of Our Mother > Daily, Daily, Sing To Mary > O Queen of the Holy Rosary > Bring Flowers of the Rarest > On This Day, O Beautiful, Mother > Concordi Laetitia > O Sanctissima > Hail! Queen of Heaven > Maria, Mater Gratiae > Hail, Holy Queen Enthroned Above > I'll Sing A Hymn To Mary > Immaculate Mary > > Some of these old hymns are rather trite but will bring tears into the = eyes > of the older folks who remember the Glory Days. These are the ones > the good nuns taught us, and I still remember them. Fr. Coughlin sang > them too. > > Ron Severin > > "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: Casavant in Waco UMC From: <Wurlibird1@aol.com> Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001 18:29:39 EDT   Hello all,   Received notice today that Austin Avenue United Methodist Church in Waco, Texas, will observe its Centennial May 6th with an organ concert. Nancy Henson, who has served the parish for 32 years, will appear in concert. Nancy is a very talented organist and I am interested in learning of her program.   Austin Avenue UMC is a huge edifice in downtown Waco. The church was = gutted by fire about l954. Cause of the fire was placed in one of the organ chambers which was undergoing some maintenance at the time. Only the exterior walls of the church survived and were pronounced sound by architects. The church was restored to its previous state with more = modern air conditioning and accouterments. Now, herein lies the mystery which I have been unable to solve. Perhaps some on list can offer their knowledge = or direct me to verifiable sources.   It is rumored that organ destroyed in the fire was an Aeolein-Skinner. = When a replacement was commissioned, the previous builder was unable to accommodate due to press of business. Casavant was commissioned to build = the 3-manual organ but rumor has it that AS did the final voicing and tonal finishing.* My source for this tale is usually quite reliable but this = seems to be quite a stretch, since CASAVANT is emblazoned on the console. Any further knowledge of this instrument among the listers? It is one of two Casavant's in Waco. I have played the subject organ for a half-dozen weddings and an even greater number of funerals, but am not overly = familiar with the instrument specifications nor voicing style.   [*Of course, I have asked among the membership. There is no clear = validation nor denial among those I have discussed the matter with, including the organist. SHMG, one of the older trustees said he thought the organ was a =   Hammond.] :-)   If this story is true, it has to be one of the great oddities among church =   organs. I find it hard to believe that Casavant would build to their name =   and allow another firm to voice and finish. Sounds like Wicks and Robert-Morton!   Jim Pitts    
(back) Subject: RTOS Mourns Jack Grierson (cross-posted) From: "Ken Evans" <kevans1@rochester.rr.com> Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001 20:21:58 -0400   The Rochester Theater Organ Society was saddened to learn of the death of Honorary Member Jack (John M.) Grierson on April 25. Jack had literally spent thousands of hours preserving Wurlitzer opus 1951 over the years to allow so many to enjoy its wonderful sounds in its present location in Rochester's Auditorium Center.   Jack's father, Tom Grierson (an ATOS Hall of Famer) was chief staff = organist of Rochester's RKO Palace Theater from the day it opened in December 1928 until it closed in 1964. It was Tom Grierson's ideas and specifications = that made the Wurlitzer opus 1951 a 4-manual Special.   As a young child, Jack spent some time on the organ's bench with his = father during the early Saturday shows, while his mother shopped for groceries. Jack was forced to grow up with that organ, but it was in his later years that his acquaintanceship with that Wurlitzer became a love affair.   Jack served as an RTOS Vice-President and at his death was Assistant 4/22 Crew Chief and a Director. He was a friend of many and will be missed by all who knew him.   Jack's son, John E., has been following in his footsteps on the 4/22 crew and has also served as RTOS Director. He is the third generation of Griersons to contribute to Rochester's theater organ entertainment.   BTW, Jack Grierson was a sailor on shipboard duty when Pearl Harbor was attacked to start the U.S. involvement in WWII. Jack was onboard a destroyer escorting the U.S.S. Missouri into Tokyo Bay for the Japanese signing of the surrender ending WWII.   An RTOS Jack Grierson Memorial Fund is being set up to honor his many contributions during his life. Those who wish may send a sympathy card or memorial to the Rochester Theater Organ Society, P.O. Box 17114, = Rochester, NY 14617. Sympathy cards will be delivered to the family.   We extend our sympathy to Jack's widow Gail, their son John E. and wife Nancy, daughter Lana and husband Gary Brumbaugh, 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, his mother-law Jane Versluys, and the rest of his family plus his hundreds of friends. Rest in peace, Jack, = and God bless him and the Grierson family.   With a great deal of sadness, Ken Evans, RTOS President            
(back) Subject: Re: Summer Choir with organ accompaniment From: "Ken and Chris Potter" <tracker@j51.com> Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001 20:42:56 -0400   Scott Foppiano writes:   > As our professionals and section leaders will not be on salary nor = required=3D20 > to sing over those months, we will need music that is approachable = and=3D20 > realistic for the singers we will have. While my volunteers are very = good,=3D20 > they will not be able to handle what the normal full choir does. There = is a=3D > =3D20 > book by William Whitehead called "Sensible Solutions for Slim Sundays." = I a=3D > m=3D20 > wondering what other good materials might be available. I am not = opposed to=3D > =3D20 > some SAB arrangements.   I find the Somerset Anthem Books published by E. C. Schirmer absolutely a godsend for small choirs that are short on men. I wish we had the whole series in our library. They are mostly original contemporary compositions by the likes of Arnatt, Ferko, Pinkham, Marshall etc. There are a few arrangements of standards for SAB, but most are refreshingly new works commissioned for the series. Vol. I came out in 1996.   Now I am on the verge of getting paid section leaders after a few austere years of my parish clawing it's way out of debt (which we did!!!!), so I = am looking forward to the greater possibilities some paid singers will = afford. We definitely have some serious growth going on.   Ken ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~= ~ Kenneth G. Potter, Organist, Director of Music Home = 845/358-2528 St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Westchester Square Church = 718/931-9270 2500 Westchester Avenue, Bronx, New York 10461 e-mail = tracker@j51.com Austin Op. 2097 at: = http://www.nycago.org/Organs/html/StPetersEpBronx.html ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~= ~    
(back) Subject: Re: Casavant in Waco UMC From: <CVStanford@aol.com> Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001 21:00:06 EDT   According to 1997 Kinzey/Lawn Opus list for Skinner/A-S = instruments...there never was an A/S in Waco Texas........   Robert!  
(back) Subject: Re: Casavant in Waco UMC From: <Wurlibird1@aol.com> Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001 21:31:19 EDT   Robert responds:     >According to 1997 Kinzey/Lawn Opus list for Skinner/A-S = instruments...there >never was an A/S in Waco Texas........<<     Thank you, Robert. There have been on rare occasions "out-sourcing" of commissions when the contract builder could not meet a completion = deadline. The subcontractor would do the rudimentary work to exact specifications = with voicing, regulating, and all actual technical work remaining with the = primary builder. Such an arrangement between A-S and Casavant seemed unlikely to = me, with all due respect to both fine builders.   Ah, well. Now to determine what the original organ was in Austin Avenue = UMC. About the only thing of which I am reasonably certain is that it was not = a Casavant.   Thanks for your quick reply.   JP  
(back) Subject: looking for used resiner relays From: "Randy Terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001 19:07:28 -0700 (PDT)   I am looking for a couple of used resiner relays that will be used to = expand our organ's capability as we raise funds for a total solid state retrofit - the = installation of chests and pipes will begin early in may, and the Vestry is keen on going forth with = fundraising for the solid state stuff, but I have a feeling we are going to need some = "interim" help.   I am looking for units in good shape - they need only control 5-10 stops, = and I could use one or possibly more.   Thanks, Randy Terry   =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!? Yahoo! Auctions - buy the things you want at great prices http://auctions.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: Re: Tubes for Allen Organs From: <mts@intergrafix.net> Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2001 03:12:48 GMT   > Dear list, > > Do any of you techie tube orglers know if Allen used the type 12AX7 tube in > their tube rack models     The 2 I've worked on used 12AX7A tubes for their preamps and a few other ports. The 12AX7A was widely used in Cordovox, Allen, Wurlitzer, Gem, Baldwin....etc ad infinitum. To be sure, check the basings of the tubes against a chart such as that found in the "RCA Receiving Tube Manual" or other such publication. More than likely, that is the tube, especially if there were others in series (some oscillator circuits) or as part of a duo or quartet (for the biasing). On availability, Radio Shack (of all places) is carrying tubes (on order) at fairly competitive prices. I recommend Sovtek or Motorola.   Chris Malocheski      
(back) Subject: Hartford Recital From: "Jonathan B. Hall" <jonahall@indiana.edu> Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001 23:55:55 -0400   Hello--   If you are within an easy stagecoach ride from Hartford, Connecticut, I shall be playing a short recital this weekend, Saturday the 28th, at St. Joseph's Cathedral. Program starts at 3:15. I shall be playing (among other things) two pieces that I don't think are widely known: "Au Soir de l'Ascension du Seigneur" by, yes, Paul Benoit; and the Choral Paraphrase = on 'Salve Regina' of Arthur C. Becker, beloved Chicago organist. I'll also play a movement from Seth Bingham's "Harmonie di Firenze."   The Cathedral staff are being unbelievably friendly and welcoming, and though I haven't met them yet, I am already deeply appreciative of their kindness.   The Benoit piece is probably his finest; it is really quite a lovely = piece, ending in the obligatory six sharps on the very, very highest celeste notes...   The Austin at St. Joseph's is renowned, and if I don't get sidetracked = I'll post in with my impressions.   Then, Monday, 7:30, is the concert in at Epiphany NYC with recorder artist Daphna Mor. (I recently posted that information.) Hope to see you!   Best,   Jon      
(back) Subject: Re: Tubes for Allen Organs From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001 20:20:30 -0700   At 13:34 4/25/2001 -0400, you wrote: >Do any of you techie tube orglers know if Allen used the type 12AX7 tube >in their tube rack models? If not which one was it?<snip>   Allen used 12AY7s and 12AX7s in later model, miniature tube models. Earlier models used octal-based 6SN7s for oscillators.   >Some that I have seen have the # sandblasted off the envelope.<snip>   Hardly likely. More likely is that the markings baked off the envelopes, very common on European brands, such as Telefunken. Most US brands had = the designation either stamped or etched into the envelope glass and were = quite durable. It's rare to find any tube Allen that DOESN'T have its original oscillator tubes, since the only time they conduct is when they are keyed, =   thus leading to extraordinarily long tube life. Far more common for a failure of a tube in an old Allen is an open filament.   dB    
(back) Subject: Re: Smokey Mary's From: <Innkawgneeto@cs.com> Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2001 00:01:28 EDT     --part1_ca.14251403.281a4918_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   I wish Robert McCormick well. And I hope he has incredibly thick skin.   Neil B   --part1_ca.14251403.281a4918_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>I wish Robert McCormick = well. &nbsp;And I hope he has incredibly thick skin. <BR> <BR>Neil B</FONT></HTML>   --part1_ca.14251403.281a4918_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Casavant in Waco UMC From: "Brent Johnson" <bmjohns@fgi.net> Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001 23:20:20 -0500   You know, I've played this organ, but it was too long ago for me to care = who built it. When I first saw the subject line, something in my mind thought A/S, but obviously that's wrong. I'm hanging out with a Baylorite tomorrow, and I'm sure he'll have some = info I can share. Brent Johnson The Organ Web Ring http://www.organwebring.com The Theatre Organ Web Ring http://www.organwebring.com/theatre   Have you seen the Organ Classifieds? http://www.organclassifieds.com   ----- Original Message ----- From: <Wurlibird1@aol.com> To: <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2001 8:31 PM Subject: Re: Casavant in Waco UMC     > Robert responds: > > > >According to 1997 Kinzey/Lawn Opus list for Skinner/A-S instruments...there > >never was an A/S in Waco Texas........<< > > > Thank you, Robert. There have been on rare occasions "out-sourcing" of > commissions when the contract builder could not meet a completion deadline. > The subcontractor would do the rudimentary work to exact specifications with > voicing, regulating, and all actual technical work remaining with the primary > builder. Such an arrangement between A-S and Casavant seemed unlikely = to me, > with all due respect to both fine builders. > > Ah, well. Now to determine what the original organ was in Austin Avenue UMC. > About the only thing of which I am reasonably certain is that it was = not a > Casavant. > > Thanks for your quick reply. > > JP > > "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: Smokey Mary's From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2001 00:33:30 EDT     --part1_e2.13e5c79e.281a509a_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 4/26/01 10:15:06 AM Pacific Daylight Time, = Oboe32@aol.com writes:     > , > I don't know if anyone has heard, but one of Westminster's finest =   > will be the new CM and Organist at Smokey Mary's, Robert McCormick. = Robert > was the organist at Trinity Church, Princeton.   Pete, We heard this announcement last week, I believe. Most of us have already =   lit candles and offered prayers for this talented young man as he walks innocently into this treacherous minefield. We wish him many happy years =   and hope that he survives "his unholiness" the rector.   Bruce Cornely ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Duncan, Miles, Molly, and Dewi Visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/   --part1_e2.13e5c79e.281a509a_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 = 4/26/01 10:15:06 AM Pacific Daylight Time, Oboe32@aol.com <BR>writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">, <BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;I don't know if anyone has heard, = but one of Westminster's finest <BR>will be the new CM and Organist at Smokey Mary's, Robert McCormick. = Robert <BR>was the organist at Trinity Church, Princeton. </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>Pete, <BR>We heard this announcement last week, I believe. &nbsp;&nbsp;Most of = us have already <BR>lit candles and offered prayers for this talented young man as he = walks <BR>innocently into this treacherous minefield. &nbsp;&nbsp;We wish him = many happy years <BR>and hope that he survives "his unholiness" the rector. = &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <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> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Duncan, Miles, Molly, and Dewi <BR>Visit Howling Acres at = &nbsp;&nbsp;http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/</FONT></HTML>   --part1_e2.13e5c79e.281a509a_boundary--