PipeChat Digest #2318 - Thursday, August 16, 2001
 
Re: Allegro - part 6
  by "Jon C." <opus1100@catoe.org>
Re: Allegro - part 6
  by "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu>
RE: Allegro - part 5
  by "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org>
Re: Allegro - part 6
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Re: Appointment to FCC LA sneak preview!X posted
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Re: Allegro - part 6
  by "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu>
Allegro part 7
  by "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu>
Re: Mixtures to scream or not to scream
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
RE: Mixtures to scream or not to scream
  by "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org>
Re: Mixtures to scream or not to scream
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Re: Which 1/2 Century?
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Allegro  part 8 & End
  by "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu>
Jackel Tracker Organs
  by <Mattcinnj@aol.com>
RE: Jackel Tracker Organs
  by "Storandt, Peter" <pstorandt@okcu.edu>
Dan Jaeckel - Organ Builder
  by "Audrey Jacobsen" <AJ1995@home.com>
Final approval!!
  by "Randy Terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com>
The Gift of Robert and Ruth Coleman
  by "Audrey Jacobsen" <AJ1995@home.com>
Re: Utah Organ In A Barn
  by "John Cormack" <jcorm@bellatlantic.net>
Re: Allegro - part 5
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Allegro - part 6 From: "Jon C." <opus1100@catoe.org> Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 12:35:05 -0500   At 12:32 PM 8/16/01 -0500, you wrote: >Leave that clod alone to his freight train >compositions - he can't dig out of this one.   In respect to the Nerds of the world...I rescind my former statement.....rather the lad is a JERK..no defense or cure for that   jch        
(back) Subject: Re: Allegro - part 6 From: "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu> Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 13:55:20 -0700   >At 12:32 PM 8/16/01 -0500, you wrote: >>Leave that clod alone to his freight train >>compositions - he can't dig out of this one. > >In respect to the Nerds of the world...I rescind my former >statement.....rather the lad is a JERK..no defense or cure for that > >jch   But that's the point! He's only a "lad" . With much to learn of this world. As I stated earlier, I am the proud "owner" of two teenagers and it is unbelievable where their priorities lie and how it affects them, and what direction it sends them off to. And these are good kids!   John V --  
(back) Subject: RE: Allegro - part 5 From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 13:56:25 -0400   I love it. Let me know when you've figured it out. Please. Robert   -----Original Message----- From: Glenda [mailto:gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com] Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2001 1:26 PM To: PipeChat Subject: Re: Allegro - part 5     Please do.   Glenda Sutton (who has tried to kill people with a pipe organ, but hasn't figured it out yet - she just pisses them off like hornets)   ----- Original Message ----- From: "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu> > > Maybe I should finish the one about the pipe organ that killed > people. Stephen King watch out!         "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: Allegro - part 6 From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 14:01:33 EDT   Hi Joe:   I hope this has a happy ending, the priest intervenes, they have a nice long talk over a vintage sherry. Boy kisses girl, girl kisses boy and they set their plans for marriage, and to hell with the composition. :) They swear undying love, and all is well. I HOPE!   Ron Severin  
(back) Subject: Re: Appointment to FCC LA sneak preview!X posted From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 14:21:19 EDT   Hi Listers:   A phone call to the First Church LA office yields, Organist in Residence LA's own Edward Murray. This is the lastest in the ongoing saga, Who? what where when and why? Martin is back in London. This was a strong leak from a post to me yesterday. It looks as if the wait is over.   I hope I'm right!   Ron  
(back) Subject: Re: Allegro - part 6 From: "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu> Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 14:22:06 -0700   >Hi Joe: > >I hope this has a happy ending, the priest intervenes, they have a nice >long talk over a vintage sherry. Boy kisses girl, girl kisses boy and >they set their plans for marriage, and to hell with the composition. :) >They swear undying love, and all is well. I HOPE! > >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   I just realized I have tomorrow off. Therefore I could not deliver the other instalments tomorrow. Now I really don't want Glenda (or any others so disposed) to go into a depression or have anxiety attack over the weekend. So 7 and 8 (the end) will go out later this afternoon.   Please remember that the musical technicalities are my least favorite part of this tale, and any assist to clean that up and make it sound technically correct and believable would be most appreciated. That's why I'm posting it in the first place.   A very popular author wrote that it is OK to include a subject where you lack in knowledge; that's what he does and then asks the experts how to make it sound right. 'Guess that's what I'm doing.   John V --  
(back) Subject: Allegro part 7 From: "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu> Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 14:24:00 -0700   They both fell silent, tired, but their eyes probed for answers. When none came they looked to the floor, and listened to the sounds of Sunday outside the church. After a long time, Samantha spoke first: "No Jeremy," she said calmly, "I will not go." Her hand reached out for his arm: "I think I know what is wrong.....Come," she said, with a gentle insistence. "What do you mean?" he said, baffled by her commanding behavior. "Play what you wrote, Jeremy", she told him while pushing him toward the console: "Get your manuscripts. Play!" "What good will that do?" he said, still in puzzlement but reaching for his book bag. Samantha watched him pull the handwritten manuscripts out. Resolutely she followed him, beat him to the organ console, took the key from the bench, and held it out to him. "Do it, Jeremy!" she commanded, and added softly: "For yourself..... and maybe.... for us.....?" "You want to hear this?.....why? " He was losing control, Samantha was leading him. He took the key and raised the roll-top. The oversized ivory mouth grinned at him. He hesitated: "It's my problem, Sam, don't make this yours too." "Too late Jeremy," she whispered, moving closer to him. "Please...now." Gently, she placed her lips on his cheek. She tasted salt. He shivered, and sat down trance-like. With a push of the button the wind rushed into the bellows and a green light blinked on. He placed the music on the rack, selected some stops and began to play.   Samantha stood back and listened, in silence. The first movement Allegro Molto danced, but without spirit. Samantha heard it, no, sensed it. She anticipated certain melodic progressions, yet they never came. A sadness, greater than the Andante called for, pervaded the second movement, which was also plagued with an unusual mediocrity. It stopped abruptly. "There now", he said, "That's as much as I will embarrass myself. Are you happy now, Sam?!"  
(back) Subject: Re: Mixtures to scream or not to scream From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 15:52:04 EDT   While the debate regarding temperaments shall never end, it is profoundly misguided to attribute a half-century of technological and tonal trends, panculturally, to the effect that equal temperament may or may not have = had on the average human's perception of upperwork.  
(back) Subject: RE: Mixtures to scream or not to scream From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 15:57:07 -0400   Could we use another term, at least for a while. I've lost 1/2 of the upperwork in my mouth that I'm all too sensitive to that word right now. Thank you, Robert :+   ....it is profoundly misguided to attribute a half-century of technological and tonal trends, panculturally, to the effect that equal temperament may or may not have = had on the average human's perception of upperwork.  
(back) Subject: Re: Mixtures to scream or not to scream From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 16:17:15 EDT   Hi Robert:   How about some high pressure strings to soothe the lack of upperwerke? :)   Ron  
(back) Subject: Re: Which 1/2 Century? From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 16:20:08 EDT   Hi Listers:   Which misguided 1/2 century are we talking about, the high pressure half or the low pressure half? :)   Ron  
(back) Subject: Allegro part 8 & End From: "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu> Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 16:53:18 -0700   She said nothing and joined him on the bench. The hand-written notes stared at her. She flipped through the pages. Occasionally she traced the writings with a finger. She hummed parts of the music, but was otherwise still. More time passed as she seemed in thought. Jeremy was becoming increasingly uncomfortable with the silence. "It's not you", she finally said. "I see the potential, but it's like you don't want it better. The music is constricted, stuck like you are. Let it go! Let yourself go! Be free! Jeremy looked at her, trying to figure her out: "OK...., so you have a nice way of saying that it's a lousy piece." Samantha still didn't answer. She picked up more pages and continued to study them. Impatiently, Jeremy tried to take them from her. "Shhh, shhh....no....wait..." she said and picked up a pencil that lay on the keydesk. Then, softly, her voice began to sing some of the thematic phrases. Or so he thought.... but they were.... different! Subtly, she made changes: Progressions were altered. Modulations that went minor went major or were augmented. Not everywhere, just enough so as not to destroy the integrity of the composition, but to breathe some life into it. She marked some of her alterations. Gradually, Jeremy's annoyance turned to fascination; she even altered some of the rhythmic accents! A warm glow began to come over him; he looked at her, listened to her, totally mesmerized. A smile broke out on his face. She was making it work!   "Let it be free, Jeremy," said Samantha, after she stopped. "Let it go..... couldn't you hear it? Just give it wings and it will speak to you. Don't you see? All you have to do is write it down." "Will you help me with his?" he said, now breathlessly, and picked a clean sheet of manuscript paper. He began jotting down notes: "Will you Sam? Help me? Please?" Tenderly, with liquid eyes, she looked into his. "You don't need me for this, Jer'," she whispered. Just let yourself be free, and the music will follow. Let go of the past, and I'll be here when you need me. I'll be here if you trust me, Jeremy." His heart was pounding, yet there was an immense letting go. He cleared his throat as his voice grew husky: "I was right Sam. I am an idiot. It is all right in front of me. She's not worth it. She'd never understand this stuff. You do. You showed me. Oh Sam, I should have told you sooner, and .....and.... trusted you." "Jerk!" she laughed through happy tears. He looked at her and fought for control; his own eyes were filling up. Then his hands cupped her face and kissed her intently. She responded with hunger, hugging him tightly. His lips brushed her eyes and back to her throat. A discordant roar exploded from the Bombarde division as her shoulders pressed some keys. Their reverie disrupted, both sat up....and began to laugh. The laughter echoed through the nave. "I think I have some work to do, Sam. Someone is giving us a hint." "Well, remember that pose when you get back to the dorm," she laughed, and her eyes glittered as she stood up. He watched her turn and walk toward the doors. "I love you Samantha," Jeremy called out after her. "I know," she said, turning around for a moment, "And I knew it all along." By the time the big doors closed again, he was writing feverishly.   END  
(back) Subject: Jackel Tracker Organs From: <Mattcinnj@aol.com> Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 17:56:36 EDT     --part1_c9.1430e615.28ad9b94_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Hi All,   In Brevard, North Carolina a new concert hall was recently constructed and =   the primary donors also contributed around $1.2 MILLION dollars for a = Jackel (Spelling ??) tracker organ. The music center is part of Brevard College = and the completion date for the organ is mid 2002. The concert hall seats = around 750 people and is used for a wide variety of programs offered to the community. I have attended concerts there and the concert hall is very successful acoustically, esthetically etc.   Brevard is a small town and the college has been very community oriented = so this organ is sure to be used in a wide variety of concerts. Brevard has = a Chamber Orchestra and several Choral / Civic Choruses ... music is an integral part of the community.   From what I have heard around town, the donors stipulated that the = builder MUST be this company and the specification was drawn up by Jackel with absolutely no input requested or welcomed by the organ teaching staff, = local organists etc. I was also told that the spec. was initially a stark = Baroque design that was finally modified to include a string Celeste to appease = some of the more vocal critics.   I have not seen the specification and have never heard of this builder = .... I was told it is a small shop in Minn. and cannot find it on the Web.   Does anyone out there have any first hand knowledge of this builder and = the quality of his / her work ? I sure hope someone responds with some great =   feedback. Although it is absolutely none of my business, this whole = approach smells like a disaster in the making to me. IMHO, $1.2 MILLION dollars is = a lot of money to risk.   Thanks   Matt     --part1_c9.1430e615.28ad9b94_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>Hi All, <BR> <BR>In Brevard, North Carolina a new concert hall was recently constructed = and <BR>the primary donors also contributed around $1.2 MILLION dollars for a = Jackel <BR>(Spelling ??) tracker organ. The music center is part of Brevard = College and <BR>the completion date for the organ is mid 2002. &nbsp;The concert hall = seats around <BR>750 people and is used for a wide variety of programs offered to the <BR>community. &nbsp;I have attended concerts there and the concert hall = is very <BR>successful acoustically, esthetically etc. &nbsp; <BR> <BR>Brevard is a small town and the college has been very community = oriented so <BR>this organ is sure to be used in a wide variety of concerts. = &nbsp;Brevard has a <BR>Chamber Orchestra and several Choral / Civic &nbsp;Choruses &nbsp;... = music is an <BR>integral part of the community. <BR> <BR>From what I have heard around town, &nbsp;the donors stipulated that = the builder <BR>MUST be this company and the specification was drawn up by Jackel with =   <BR>absolutely no input requested or welcomed by the organ teaching staff, = local <BR>organists etc. &nbsp;I was also told that the spec. was initially a = stark Baroque <BR>design that was finally modified to include a string Celeste to = appease &nbsp;some <BR>of the more vocal critics. <BR> <BR>I have not seen the specification and have never heard of this builder = .... I <BR>was told it is a small shop in Minn. and cannot find it on the Web. = &nbsp; <BR> <BR>Does anyone out there have any first hand knowledge of this builder = and the <BR>quality of &nbsp;his / her &nbsp;work ? I sure hope someone responds = with some great <BR>feedback. Although it is absolutely none of my business, this whole = approach <BR>smells like a disaster in the making to me. &nbsp;IMHO, $1.2 MILLION = dollars is a <BR>lot of money to risk. <BR> <BR>Thanks <BR> <BR>Matt <BR></FONT></HTML>   --part1_c9.1430e615.28ad9b94_boundary--  
(back) Subject: RE: Jackel Tracker Organs From: "Storandt, Peter" <pstorandt@okcu.edu> Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 16:53:00 -0500   Matt: Try "Jaeckel." Peter   -----Original Message----- From: Mattcinnj@aol.com [mailto:Mattcinnj@aol.com] Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2001 4:57 PM To: Pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: Jackel Tracker Organs     Hi All,   In Brevard, North Carolina a new concert hall was recently constructed and =   the primary donors also contributed around $1.2 MILLION dollars for a = Jackel   (Spelling ??) tracker organ. The music center is part of Brevard College = and   the completion date for the organ is mid 2002. The concert hall seats around 750 people and is used for a wide variety of programs offered to the community. I have attended concerts there and the concert hall is very successful acoustically, esthetically etc.   Brevard is a small town and the college has been very community oriented = so this organ is sure to be used in a wide variety of concerts. Brevard has = a Chamber Orchestra and several Choral / Civic Choruses ... music is an integral part of the community.   From what I have heard around town, the donors stipulated that the = builder MUST be this company and the specification was drawn up by Jackel with absolutely no input requested or welcomed by the organ teaching staff, = local   organists etc. I was also told that the spec. was initially a stark = Baroque   design that was finally modified to include a string Celeste to appease some of the more vocal critics.   I have not seen the specification and have never heard of this builder = .... I was told it is a small shop in Minn. and cannot find it on the Web.   Does anyone out there have any first hand knowledge of this builder and = the quality of his / her work ? I sure hope someone responds with some great =   feedback. Although it is absolutely none of my business, this whole = approach   smells like a disaster in the making to me. IMHO, $1.2 MILLION dollars is = a   lot of money to risk.   Thanks   Matt      
(back) Subject: Dan Jaeckel - Organ Builder From: "Audrey Jacobsen" <AJ1995@home.com> Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 15:22:48 -0700   To Matt and the group,   I first heard of Dan Jaeckel in the mid-90's. When Manuel Rosales was unavailable to build an organ for a local church, he recommended Jaeckel. I have heard one Jaeckel installation - at First Presbyterian Church in Portland, OR. This is a large and very successful instrument. Jaeckel is higly regarded by Richard Proulx also. You might want to contact Rosales or Proulx about Jaeckel's work.   Regards, Audrey Jacobsen  
(back) Subject: Final approval!! From: "Randy Terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 15:22:48 -0700 (PDT)   --0-239552969-998000568=3D:2246 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3Dus-ascii     Last night I gave the vestry at St. Peter's an update on our organ = project. Gave them a tour of the remodled chambers with new lights, = everything painted, and all the woodwork clean and then they could also = see the new chests and pipework. I then did a very brief demo of some of = the new stops, the Oboe, Gedeckt, Nasard, etc. I then showed them the = Klann console and had them take a close look at everything , showed them = the rats nest that is the inside, and how everything almost in there is = made of plastic save the tripper c/a, but as the stop tab assemblies are = mainly plastic as is the part that holds the tab to the tripper action = (and these are weakening so if you try to make an adjustment and are not = very careful the part will fall into pieces and there goes you combination = action. We then went downstairs where the Aeolian Skinner console is on display, a = gave it my best shot, and there was unanimous approval of funds for a new = organ control system and such changes to the console as may be needed to = work in tandem with the relay/switching/combination system. I had quite a = few "do you HAVE to put it up there where we will never see it. I have = never had such support from a vestry before, what did I need, what could = they do, etc., etc., I think having them see the transformation upstairs = and the difference in quality between the existing and new chestwork, and = the Klann and Skinner consoles was pretty much self selling! I'm excited!! I can order what I want and they are building the costs of = the entire project into next year's budget. We do expect the organ fund to = cover the majority of the costs involved, but we also needed to be = prepared for the possibility it would not. And they thought it was worth = it! I am a lucky, and blessed man!     Randy Terry Minister of Music, Organist & Choirmaster The Episcopal Church of St. Peter Redwood City, California www.stpetersrwc.org     --------------------------------- Do You Yahoo!? Make international calls for as low as $0.04/minute with Yahoo! Messenger. --0-239552969-998000568=3D:2246 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3Dus-ascii   <P>&nbsp;Last night I gave the vestry at St. Peter's an update on our = organ project. Gave them a tour of the remodled chambers with new lights, = everything painted, and all the woodwork clean and then they could also = see the new chests and pipework. I then did a very brief demo of some of = the new stops, the Oboe, Gedeckt, Nasard, etc. I then showed them the = Klann console and had them take a close look at everything , showed them = the rats nest that is the inside, and how everything almost in there is = made of plastic save the tripper c/a, but as the stop tab assemblies are = mainly plastic as is the part that holds the tab to the tripper action = (and these are weakening so if you try to make an adjustment and are not = very careful the part will fall into pieces and there goes you combination = action. <P>We then went downstairs where the Aeolian Skinner console is on = display, a gave it my best shot, and there was unanimous approval of funds = for a new organ control system and such changes to the console as may be = needed to work in tandem with the relay/switching/combination system. I = had quite a few "do you HAVE to put it up there where we will never see = it. I have never had such support from a vestry before, what did I need, = what could they do, etc., etc., I think having them see the transformation = upstairs and the difference in quality between the existing and new = chestwork, and the Klann and Skinner consoles was pretty much self = selling! <P>I'm excited!! I can order what I want and they are building the costs = of the entire project into next year's budget. We do expect the organ fund = to cover the majority of the costs involved, but we also needed to be = prepared for the possibility it would not. And they thought it was worth = it! I am a lucky, and blessed man!</P><BR><BR>Randy Terry<br>Minister of = Music, Organist &amp; Choirmaster<br>The Episcopal Church of St. = Peter<br>Redwood City, California<br>www.stpetersrwc.org<p><br><hr size=3D1><b>Do You = Yahoo!?</b><br> Make <a href=3D"http://phonecard.yahoo.com/">international calls</a> for = as low as $0.04/minute with Yahoo! Messenger. --0-239552969-998000568=3D:2246--  
(back) Subject: The Gift of Robert and Ruth Coleman From: "Audrey Jacobsen" <AJ1995@home.com> Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 15:31:42 -0700   To Matt and the group,   I just did a Google search for Dan Jaeckel. In the first ten listings, there were eight articles about Jaeckel. Also, there is an article about the Porter Center for Performing Arts at Brevard College, NC and the donors of the new organ - Robert and Ruth Coleman.   Regards, Audrey Jacobsen  
(back) Subject: Re: Utah Organ In A Barn From: "John Cormack" <jcorm@bellatlantic.net> Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 18:35:08 -0400   The organ from Avery Fisher Hall is still in the Crystal Cathedral, only = the console is in the barn.   ----- Original Message ----- From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> To: "'PipeChat'" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2001 8:58 AM Subject: RE: Utah Organ In A Barn     > > > Here's a link to an article in the Salt Lake Tribune about a Utah farmer who > > has built an organ in his barn. > > http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=3D/news/archive/2001/08/13/s= tat > e1642EDT7314.DTL > > David Carter > Sacramento > > What a wonderful story. Too bad there aren't any photos. And I've always > wondered what happened to the organ that was doomed at Philhamonic Hall. Now > I know. I bet his cows give great milk. > > "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: Allegro - part 5 From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 19:10:30 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_008D_01C12687.1D8E73C0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Britain's most popular soap opera continues to be the daily 15 minute =3D radio soap opera, "The Archers: An Everyday Story of Countryfolk." It =3D has now been running, I believe, for 51 years, and one of the =3D characters, Phil Archer, has been played by the same actor for the whole = =3D 51 years. In his spare time he is an organist, and as fictional organist = =3D of the parish church in Ambridge he actually plays the organ himself =3D whenever the plot of the radio program involves a church service.=3D20   John Speller   You would never have survived back in the days of the fifteen minute =3D radio soap opera.....grew up with them as my grandmother, who lived with = =3D us, was addicted. I sometimes think the TV soaps which cover an hour, =3D rarely produce much more substance in the 60 minutes than the 15 minutes = =3D on radio did.       ------=3D_NextPart_000_008D_01C12687.1D8E73C0 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=3D3Dwindows-1252" =3D http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 5.00.2919.6307" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Britain's most popular soap opera =3D continues to be=3D20 the daily 15 minute radio soap opera, "The Archers: An Everyday Story of = =3D   Countryfolk."&nbsp; It has now been running, I believe, for 51 years, =3D and one of=3D20 the characters, Phil Archer, has been played by the same actor for the =3D whole 51=3D20 years. In his spare time he is an organist, and as fictional organist of = =3D the=3D20 parish church in Ambridge he actually plays the organ himself whenever =3D the plot=3D20 of the radio program involves a church service. </FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>John Speller</FONT></DIV> <BLOCKQUOTE=3D20 style=3D3D"BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: = =3D 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; PADDING-RIGHT: 0px"> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>You would never have survived back in the days of the = =3D fifteen=3D20 minute radio soap opera.....grew up with them as my grandmother, who =3D lived=3D20 with us, was addicted. I sometimes think the TV soaps which cover an =3D hour,=3D20 rarely produce much more substance in the 60 minutes than the 15 =3D minutes on=3D20 radio did.<BR><BR></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_008D_01C12687.1D8E73C0--