PipeChat Digest #2305 - Saturday, August 11, 2001
 
Re: Advent music sought
  by "Stephen Barker" <steve@ststephenscanterbury.freeserve.co.uk>
Re: Query re Chuckerbutty
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com>
Re: Query re Chuckerbutty
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com>
RE: pedalling
  by "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org>
RE: Adjustable benches, hydraulic pedals
  by "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org>
RE: pedalling
  by "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org>
RE: Query re Chuckerbutty
  by "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org>
Ton Koopman
  by "alpat5" <alpat5@bellatlantic.net>
Re: The pentultimate pipe organ for the home
  by "STRAIGHT" <STRAIGHT@infoblvd.net>
Fall Crawl announcement
  by "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com>
Re: shoes
  by "Ed Steltzer" <steltzer@gwi.net>
Re: Query re Chuckerbutty
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com>
Re: Adjustable benches, hydraulic pedals
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com>
Harri Kriisa
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com>
Anyone need a laugh?
  by "Robert Ehrhardt" <r_ehrh@bellsouth.net>
Harri Kriisa, organbuilder: a hidden Treasure awaiting discovery
  by "The Schneider Family" <arpschneider@starband.net>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Advent music sought From: "Stephen Barker" <steve@ststephenscanterbury.freeserve.co.uk> Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2001 12:15:11 +0100   Hi,   Try and get hold of a copy of Advent for Choirs published by Oxford University Press, edited by Malcolm Archer (Wells Cathedral, UK) and = Stephen Cleobury (Kings College, UK) it also has a useful liturgical introduction which might come in helpful when putting things in the right places!   I'm hoping that this publication is available to you in the USA!   Steve Barker Organist and Choirmaster, St Stephen's Canterbury, UK   P.S. I've also just finished (yesterday) a Mass setting that my church choir will be singing for the four weeks of Advent, but because it goes = with the Church of England's Common Worship liturgy, might not be useful for anyone else... it's based on a 5th century plainsong hymn for Advent Mattins. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> To: "PIPORG-L" <piporg-l@listserv.albany.edu>; "PIPECHAT" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Friday, August 10, 2001 3:12 AM Subject: Advent music sought     > The current dean of our AGO chapter has contacted me and requested that = we > do Advent Lessons and Carols at my church again this year. We would = have a > choir of perhaps 10-15 volunteer musicians with 2 or less rehearsals, = all > good sightreaders. In addition we would have congregational singing and > choral and instrumental solo music. > > Inasmuch as I hate to do the same music twice, I am asking for = suggestions > for choir selections that would fit the lessons and be pretty but not > extremely difficult, as well as organ and choral solo music. > > Thanks for your help. > > Glenda Sutton > > > > > "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: Query re Chuckerbutty From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2001 06:56:56 -0500   Thanks - yes, it was the Paean.   Glenda      
(back) Subject: Re: Query re Chuckerbutty From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2001 07:01:58 -0500   Thanks to Dennis and others for the information.   Glenda Sutton (who once named a cat Whomperstomp)      
(back) Subject: RE: pedalling From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2001 08:51:59 -0400   This message is in MIME format. Since your mail reader does not understand this format, some or all of this message may not be legible.   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C1219B.3EB94020 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1"   Yeah, I don't think knees together means reallyl tightly so. It's just a relax knees together meaning not spread wide as if you sittin'round the tv watchin' wrestlin', not miss prissy nose, on toes heels up, knees tight proper-like.   That could be considered "together." This is opposed to wide apart.   Bruce Cornely ~ Cremona502@cs.com     ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C1219B.3EB94020 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1"   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META HTTP-EQUIV=3D"Content-Type" CONTENT=3D"text/html; = charset=3Diso-8859-1">     <META content=3D"MSHTML 5.50.4522.1800" name=3DGENERATOR></HEAD> <BODY> <DIV><SPAN class=3D806224912-10082001><FONT face=3DGaramond = color=3D#800000>Yeah, I don't think knees together means reallyl tightly so. It's just a relax = knees together meaning not spread wide as if you sittin'round the tv watchin' wrestlin', not miss prissy nose, on toes heels up, knees tight&nbsp;proper-like.</FONT></SPAN></DIV><FONT = face=3Darial,helvetica><FONT lang=3D0 face=3DArial color=3D#000000 size=3D2 = FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF"><BR>That could be considered "together." &nbsp;&nbsp;This is opposed to wide apart. = <BR><BR>Bruce Cornely &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;~ &nbsp;Cremona502@cs.com&nbsp;&nbsp; <BR></FONT></FONT></BODY></HTML>   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C1219B.3EB94020--  
(back) Subject: RE: Adjustable benches, hydraulic pedals From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2001 09:16:12 -0400   Yeah, why not!! ---   Why not just get some 8" platform shoes?   Rick    
(back) Subject: RE: pedalling From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2001 09:16:48 -0400   This message is in MIME format. Since your mail reader does not understand this format, some or all of this message may not be legible.   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C1219E.B630B7C0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1"   I love it. --- A friend of mine who studied with Virgil Fox tells me he once said to her, "Spread your legs and play like a man!"     Randy Runyon         ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C1219E.B630B7C0 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1"   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META HTTP-EQUIV=3D"Content-Type" CONTENT=3D"text/html; = charset=3Diso-8859-1"> <TITLE>Re: pedalling</TITLE>   <META content=3D"MSHTML 5.50.4522.1800" name=3DGENERATOR></HEAD> <BODY> <DIV><SPAN class=3D189181613-10082001><FONT face=3DGaramond = color=3D#800000>I love it.</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV class=3DOutlookMessageHeader dir=3Dltr align=3Dleft><FONT = face=3DTahoma size=3D2><SPAN class=3D189181613-10082001>---</SPAN></FONT></DIV>A friend = of mine who studied with Virgil Fox tells me he once said to her, "Spread your = legs and play like a man!"<BR><BR><BR>Randy Runyon<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE> <BLOCKQUOTE>&nbsp;</BLOCKQUOTE></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML>   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C1219E.B630B7C0--  
(back) Subject: RE: Query re Chuckerbutty From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2001 09:21:29 -0400   The 'black' notes had an extra raised section fitted at the rear of the pedals so that they could also be played with the heels."   Randy Runyon ---- To what purpose, I wonder.  
(back) Subject: Ton Koopman From: "alpat5" <alpat5@bellatlantic.net> Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2001 12:04:35 -0400   Robert, I'm a 15 year old organist who resides in New Jersey. I have two compact disks of Ton Koopman and enjoy them very much. However, it seems apparent to me the Koopman usually plays more quickly than the vast majority of Organists e.g., Toccata and Fuga in D minor, Hurford 9:17, Koopman 8:05, Hannes Kastner 9:22; Toccata and Fuga (Dorisch), Koopman 11:52, Hurford 13:44. This characteristic celerity, relative to most organists, seems to be prevalent throughout his Bach repertoire. Koopman also has some interesting idiosyncrasies with regard to embellishments. Basically, he has a proclivity towards overusing them. Personally, in some pieces I feel he can be a tad more judicious in his use of the trill. However, many times it can be quite nice and interesting e.g., opening bars of Toccata in D minor where he extends the trill. Mr. Koopman also tends to be characterized by staccato or at least non-legato in many passages when most organist stick with the traditional legato. I feel if this is done prudently many works especially those of a polyphonic nature are made more limpid and pristine. But if done incorrectly I personally feel it detracts from the coherence and uniformity of the piece. I don't really like what Koopman has done to some parts in the St. Anne Prelude because of this very fact. On the other hand, the St. Anne Fugue is extremely clear and sublime. All in all, I have to go with Hurford. But I feel if one were to take the fine points of both it would result in an efficient and pleasing synergy. Does anyone know of such a person? I hear Alain also has a new collection out with Erato... A.C. Jackson III  
(back) Subject: Re: The pentultimate pipe organ for the home From: "STRAIGHT" <STRAIGHT@infoblvd.net> Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2001 15:50:19 -0400   Quite often in magazine articles about houses, the front of the house = is not shown, and the exact address not given, for security and privacy reasons.   Diane S. -----a whole bunch behind      
(back) Subject: Fall Crawl announcement From: "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com> Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2001 13:14:50 -0400   FALL CRAWL, WORCESTER CHAPTER AGO   Judy Ollikkala, Chair of this year=92s Worcester Chapter AGO Annual Fall Crawl, announces that the 20th Annual will take place on Columbus Day, Monday, October 8, 2001. Destination is one pipe organ in Worcester where we wil= l have an organ demonstration and morning snacks, then to Providence and Central Falls, Rhode Island. DEPARTURE for the day is at 8AM from Trinit= y Lutheran Church parking lot, 73 Lancaster St. Worcester via Conway Bus Company coach. Please arrive by 7:50am for departure at 8. Bus seating will be filled as checks are received. Return time is at 7PM. Pipe Organs to be seen and heard at 6 locations include Aeolian-Skinner, =   Casavant-Freres, Holtkamp, Hutchings-Votey, and Moller. Organ demonstrators include: =   Peter Krasinski, Debra LeBrun, Peter LaMoria, Pierre Masse, Timothy Smith, Mark Steinbach, and Michael Yang. Morning snacks, lunch, and afternoon snacks are included. Reservation Deadline is Tuesday, October 2. Registration fee is $47.50 pe= r person which includes bus coach transportation, lunch, morning and afternoon snacks, extensive brochure with schedule, directions, stoplists= , church histories, organ demonstrator biographies, etc., and confirmation = of reservation. Cost for "drive yourself" status is $20.00 per person. =   Parking and driving in Providence can be iffy. Directions will be given upon registration. Checks are payable to "Worcester Chapter AGO" c/o Judith Ollikkala, 71 Deerfield St. Worcester MA 01602-4348 Tel. 508-754-7885 E-mail address: 71431.2534@compuserve.com   *************************************************************************= **   NAME(S)_______________________________________________________________   ADDRESS______________________________________________________________   TELEPHONE & E-MAIL________________________________________________  
(back) Subject: Re: shoes From: "Ed Steltzer" <steltzer@gwi.net> Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2001 20:31:42 -0400   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0235_01C12112.4CAB30A0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   .......you mean, like, playing Tutti in a Tutu? .....sorry = =3D 'bout that - Ed ----- Original Message -----=3D20 From: Cremona502@cs.com=3D20 To: pipechat@pipechat.org=3D20 Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2001 6:41 PM Subject: Re: shoes     In a message dated 8/8/01 10:02:17 PM Eastern Daylight Time, =3D steltzer@gwi.net=3D20 writes:=3D20       30 some years ago, this slightly=3D20 overweight guy (me)walks into the dance equipment store and asks for = =3D Capezio=3D20 dance shoes with the tutu crowd watching ! Well, I still have = =3D them and=3D20 they still work (and I'm still playing).=3D20       Gee, Ed! Ya shudda bought a tutu just to make 'em wonder!! ;-)=3D20   Bruce Cornely ~ Cremona502@cs.com =3D20 with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, = Bohawow!"=3D20 Duncan, Miles, Molly, and Dewi=3D20 Visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/=3D20   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0235_01C12112.4CAB30A0 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 http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type content=3D3D"text/html; =3D charset=3D3Diso-8859-1"> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 5.50.4522.1800" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>......you mean, like, playing Tutti = in =3D a=3D20 Tutu?&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; =3D &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=3D20 ......sorry 'bout that - Ed</FONT></DIV> <BLOCKQUOTE=3D20 style=3D3D"PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; =3D BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px"> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial">----- Original Message ----- </DIV> <DIV=3D20 style=3D3D"BACKGROUND: #e4e4e4; FONT: 10pt arial; font-color: =3D black"><B>From:</B>=3D20 <A title=3D3DCremona502@cs.com=3D20 href=3D3D"mailto:Cremona502@cs.com">Cremona502@cs.com</A> </DIV> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>To:</B> <A =3D title=3D3Dpipechat@pipechat.org=3D20 href=3D3D"mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org">pipechat@pipechat.org</A> </DIV> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Sent:</B> Thursday, August 09, 2001 = =3D 6:41=3D20 PM</DIV> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Subject:</B> Re: shoes</DIV> <DIV><BR></DIV><FONT face=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT size=3D3D2>In a =3D message dated=3D20 8/8/01 10:02:17 PM Eastern Daylight Time, <A=3D20 href=3D3D"mailto:steltzer@gwi.net">steltzer@gwi.net</A> <BR>writes: =3D <BR><BR><BR> <BLOCKQUOTE=3D20 style=3D3D"PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px = =3D solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px"=3D20 TYPE=3D3D"CITE">30 some years ago, this slightly <BR>overweight guy =3D (me)walks=3D20 into the dance equipment store and asks for Capezio <BR>dance shoes = =3D with the=3D20 tutu crowd watching ! &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Well, I =3D still have=3D20 them and <BR>they still work (and I'm still playing). =3D <BR></FONT><FONT=3D20 lang=3D3D0 face=3D3DArial color=3D3D#000000 size=3D3D3=3D20 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF"></BLOCKQUOTE><BR></FONT><FONT lang=3D3D0 =3D face=3D3DArial=3D20 color=3D3D#000000 size=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF"><BR>Gee, Ed! =3D &nbsp;&nbsp;Ya shudda=3D20 bought a tutu just to make 'em wonder!! &nbsp;;-) <BR><BR>Bruce =3D Cornely=3D20 &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;~ &nbsp;Cremona502@cs.com &nbsp; <BR>with = the=3D20 Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!"=3D20 <BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Duncan, Miles, Molly, and Dewi <BR>Visit =3D Howling=3D20 Acres at &nbsp;&nbsp;http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/</FONT>=3D20 </FONT></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0235_01C12112.4CAB30A0--    
(back) Subject: Re: Query re Chuckerbutty From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2001 20:26:11 -0500   It is, as you say, a wonderful name. Oliphant Chuckerbutty was English, = and lived in the first half of the twentieth century. He was assistant = organist of Southwark Cathedral for many years, and was also a very well known theatre organist.   John Speller   Glenda wrote:   > I was listening to my Peter Conte CD today, and the first selection is = by S. > W. Oliphant Chuckerbutty. I have heard the name before, and it is = melodious > enough that I would choose it for my firstborn. > > Therefore, I would like to hear anything of a biographical nature of the > infamous Chuckerbutty. > > Thanks, > > Glenda Sutton > > "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: Adjustable benches, hydraulic pedals From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2001 20:37:04 -0500   Recently at QPO we have been working on a Moller console. Something didn't seem quite right about its dimensions. We took measurements and found that the distance between the pedals and the choir manual was 1.1/4 inches less than it should have been. Further examination showed that the pedalboard had been replaced some years ago by a new one of different make (presumably because the old one was worn). We are changing the dimensions back to AGO standard. Organists under abpout 5' 2" will probably curse us, but everyone else will probably be grateful!   John Speller    
(back) Subject: Harri Kriisa From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2001 22:18:03 -0500   From the brothers Juhan Kriisa (1859-1942) and Jakob Kriisa (1861-1949) down to Hardo Kriisa (b. 1942), the Kriisa family have been the leading pipe organ builders in Estonia. I note from an Estonian source that one member of the family, Harri Kriisa (1911-1976) worked for a time in North America and built 18 organs here. He is not mentioned in the index of the Diapason or in David Fox's book. Can anyone supply details or locations for any of the 18 instruments?   John Speller    
(back) Subject: Anyone need a laugh? From: "Robert Ehrhardt" <r_ehrh@bellsouth.net> Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2001 22:20:57 -0500   If so, visit www.epowerbiggs.com.   Robert Ehrhardt Noel Memorial UMC Shreveport, LA USA        
(back) Subject: Harri Kriisa, organbuilder: a hidden Treasure awaiting discovery From: "The Schneider Family" <arpschneider@starband.net> Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2001 00:17:00 -0500   "John L. Speller" wrote: > >From the brothers Juhan Kriisa (1859-1942) and > Jakob Kriisa (1861-1949) down to Hardo Kriisa (b. > 1942), the Kriisa family have been the leading > pipe organ builders in Estonia. I note from an > Estonian source that one member of the family, > Harri Kriisa (1911-1976) worked for a time in > North America and built 18 organs here. He is not > mentioned in the index of the Diapason or in David > Fox's book. Can anyone supply details or > locations for any of the 18 instruments?   I don't have all of the details at ready hand, but Harri (who spelled it Harry here) Kriisa lived and worked in Decatur, IL. His "Magnum Opus" was an instrument for First Lutheran Church of Decatur, IL.   This church "sponsored" Harry and his family as immigrants after Word War II from Estonia. This organ was his way of saying "Thank-You" to his sponsoring congregation, where Harry and his family belonged.   His widow, Vera Kriisa still survives in Decatur, as well as a daughter, who (if I recall correctly) lives in Michigan and a son, Toomas, who still lives in Decatur.   I'm sure that they could be easily contacted and it would be a wonderful thing if more of his work and an Opus List could be documented before all knowledge of this work passes out of existence with the passing of his spouse, who worked at his side for all of those years.   He fabricated many of his own components, such as Windchests, which were usually Pitman style in construction. Workmanship of these windchests was of a consummate nature and surpassed the quality output of any of the finest commercial builders. And all he had to work with, as I understand it, was a 2-car Garage!   The tonal work could be described as being reminiscent of AEolian-Skinner, in that each voice contributes just a little bit, in that same kind of style, but the entire ensemble is full, rich and satisfying. He was one of the ardent pioneers in the re-cycling and re-voicing of pipework and brought a skill-level to this kind of work which would remove any possible objections to it from an artistic or musical point-of-view.   Most unfortunately, I was a newcomer to the Decatur area in 1976, and he had just passed away months prior to my arrival in the area, so I never got to know the man, but got to know much of him though the work which remains as a testament. So far as I know, most of it was in the central Illinois area. He also maintained an extensive tuning round. Everyone I have ever talked to about the man had nothing but praises to extol in regards to him and his wife both personally and professionally.   Time limits my involvement in terms of finding out more about this man. However, I keep vowing that I WILL take the time to Interview Mrs. Kriisa and her son before it is too late. Of course, I will gladly put people in touch with them who may have more time available to them than I do as a full-time organbuilder responsible for 9 employees!   Faithfully, Richard Schneider, PRES/CEO SCHNEIDER PIPE ORGANS, Inc. Pipe Organ Builders 41-43 Johnston St./P.O. Box 137 Kenney, IL 61749-0137 (217) 944-2454 VOX (217) 944-2527 FAX mailto:arpschneider@starband.net EMAIL http://www.schneiderpipeorgans.com WEB PAGE URL