PipeChat Digest #2556 - Sunday, December 9, 2001
 
Email and Website Update
  by "Jonathan B. Hall" <jonahall@indiana.edu>
Re: First Methodist, Wichita Falls, TX
  by "douglas morgan" <dkmorgan76209@yahoo.com>
Question on Handel's "Messiah"
  by "Robert Hanudel" <hanudel@schoollink.net>
Re: Teaching Organists to Self-Destruct (a replay to a reply)
  by <Wurlibird1@aol.com>
Pew Cushions
  by <Bobmac36@aol.com>
Seasonal Cookies
  by <Wurlibird1@aol.com>
Re: Question on Handel's "Messiah"
  by "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz>
Re: Teaching Organists to Self-Destruct (a replay to a reply)
  by "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz>
Re: Seasonal Cookies
  by "douglas morgan" <dkmorgan76209@yahoo.com>
Not a well-phrased Question......................................
  by "Robert Hanudel" <hanudel@schoollink.net>
Advent 2A, next door to Hades
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com>
Re: Pew Cushions
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
Re: Question on Handel's "Messiah"
  by "Stan Yoder" <vze2myh5@verizon.net>
Bark
  by "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz>
Re: Not a well-phrased Question......................................
  by "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz>
absorbent stuff
  by "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz>
Re: varous things
  by "Chris Baker" <chorale@clara.co.uk>
Messiah
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: A welcome find!
  by "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com>
Electrotone
  by "Antoni Scott" <ascott@epix.net>
Oberlin Fisk
  by "Mike Gettelman" <mike3247@earthlink.net>
Re: varous things
  by "Bob Elms" <elmsr@albanyis.com.au>
Re: Electronic, and pipe organs....
  by "Bob Elms" <elmsr@albanyis.com.au>
 

(back) Subject: Email and Website Update From: "Jonathan B. Hall" <jonahall@indiana.edu> Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2001 15:13:15 -0500 (EST)     Hi, Pipechat!--   I sent this to another pipe-organ-related list, but I don't think I sent it to Pipechat. Please forgive me if this cross-posts to your mailbox!   I wanted you to know that next Saturday, I graduate from Indiana University; and with that graduation my good old indiana.edu address comes to an end. I am registering for free alumni forwarding, and I *think* that will just change my current address to "alumni.indiana.edu," but I am not absolutely certain how or when that will take effect.   So, I am announcing my new email address and website! I am now online at www.JonathanBHall.com, and can be emailed at Jonathan@JonathanBHall.com.   If you have another email address for me, with an "epiphanynyc.org" or "nycago.org" domain, they will still work; they are set up as forwarding addresses. But the Indiana one *will not forward* at semester's end!   I will be unsubscribing and then re-subscribing on this list, to reflect my new name. In the meantime, you're welcome to visit my website and give me your thoughts.   All best, and a joyous Hanukkah!   Jonathan          
(back) Subject: Re: First Methodist, Wichita Falls, TX From: "douglas morgan" <dkmorgan76209@yahoo.com> Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2001 12:36:16 -0800 (PST)   --0-2017258730-1007930176=3D:83711 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3Dus-ascii     Dear Van: I forgot to tell you that the console at First Methodist, Wichita Falls is = being built by Robert M. Turner in California (www.turnerorgans.com) for = the Dan Garland Pipe Organ Company in Fort Worth. When I began maintaining the organ, Nita Akin had already retired, = although I knew her well. Margaret Terry was the organist, and we became = very close friends who admired each other -- but there was Ray Davidson. = The less said about him the better. D. Keith Morgan CdyVanpool@aol.com wrote: FUMC in Wichita Falls is rebuilding and adding on to the A/S that Nita Akin got in that church. I studied on that organ with Nita in = the 60's. The new (?) organ will be over 200 ranks. I think it is around 80 or = so ranks now. Some of the old ranks will be used..... Floating String chorus, =   The Enchamade Trumpet etc. and all of the pedal will be preserved. Kiyo Watanabe, organist at FUMC, and good friend of mine, also said there will = be a new console .... half- a - million dollar one. I believe there will be 3 =   Walker Digital 32's. I have forgotten who is doing the rebuild and the console..... I will ask him at the next AGO officer's meeting. (Old Timers =   Disease)   Van Vanpool, organist FUMC, Bowie, Texas   "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org       --------------------------------- Do You Yahoo!? Send your FREE holiday greetings online at Yahoo! Greetings. --0-2017258730-1007930176=3D:83711 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3Dus-ascii   <P>Dear Van: <P>I forgot to tell you that the console at First Methodist, Wichita Falls = is being built by Robert M. Turner in California (<A = href=3D"http://www.turnerorgans.com">www.turnerorgans.com</A>) for the Dan = Garland Pipe Organ Company in Fort Worth. <P>When I began maintaining the organ, Nita Akin had already retired, = although I knew her well.&nbsp; Margaret Terry was the organist, and we = became very close friends who admired each other -- but there was Ray = Davidson.&nbsp; The less said about him the better. <P>D. Keith Morgan <P>&nbsp; <P>&nbsp; <P>&nbsp; <B><I>CdyVanpool@aol.com</I></B> wrote: <BLOCKQUOTE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #1010ff 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; = PADDING-LEFT: 5px"><BR>FUMC in Wichita Falls is rebuilding and adding on = to the A/S <BR>that Nita Akin got in that church. I studied on that organ = with Nita in the <BR>60's. The new (?) organ will be over 200 ranks. I = think it is around 80 or so <BR>ranks now. Some of the old ranks will be = used..... Floating String chorus, <BR>The Enchamade Trumpet etc. and all = of the pedal will be preserved. Kiyo <BR>Watanabe, organist at FUMC, and = good friend of mine, also said there will be <BR>a new console .... half- = a - million dollar one. I believe there will be 3 <BR>Walker Digital 32's. = I have forgotten who is doing the rebuild and the <BR>console..... I will = ask him at the next AGO officer's meeting. (Old Timers = <BR>Disease)<BR><BR>Van Vanpool, organist<BR>FUMC, Bowie, = Texas<BR><BR>"Pipe Up and Be Heard!"<BR>PipeChat: A discussion List for = pipe/digital organs &amp; related topics<BR>HOMEPAGE : = http://www.pipechat.org<BR>List Send your FREE holiday greetings online at <a = href=3D"http://rd.yahoo.com/mail_us/tag/?http://greetings.yahoo.com/">Yahoo= ! Greetings</a>. --0-2017258730-1007930176=3D:83711--  
(back) Subject: Question on Handel's "Messiah" From: "Robert Hanudel" <hanudel@schoollink.net> Date: Sun, 09 Dec 2001 15:40:14 -0500   Anyone, Is Handel's "He Shall Feed His Flock" part of the Christmas oratorio? -Thanks, Jane Hanudel  
(back) Subject: Re: Teaching Organists to Self-Destruct (a replay to a reply) From: <Wurlibird1@aol.com> Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2001 15:59:54 EST   Rick in VA writes:     >What John Cormack said is true, that a recording it is a reproduction. = THERE >IS THE DIFFERENCE!!! Digital organs, no matter what brand, are NOT sold = as >being reproductions, they are being represented by their vendors as THE = REAL >THING, and for many of us THAT is the rub. Selling a recording AS a recording >is NOT the same as selling a recording, digital or otherwise, as the REAL =   >thing is dishonest, NO MATTER how you slice the pie! <<   Nah, Rick, won't work. Can you imagine the firestorm caused by total honesty, such as "Allen/Makin/Rodgers/Copeman Hart Reproducing Pipe = Organs?" Is this really what we want? Hmmmmmmmm?   Best wishes, Jim Pitts  
(back) Subject: Pew Cushions From: <Bobmac36@aol.com> Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2001 16:02:22 EST   Slightly off topic, but in the interest of decent acoustics, can anyone recommend a pew cushion manufacturer who uses materials which absorb less sound? First Presbyterian, Fort Worth, is going to replace the worn cushions and = I don't want to lose any of the 2:45 seconds of reverberation we now have. = The committee is going to make a recommendation next week, so I need to move quickly on this. Please don't suggest having cushion-less pews. They're = not built to work that way - except for us - we're used to hard seats! = Thanks in advance.  
(back) Subject: Seasonal Cookies From: <Wurlibird1@aol.com> Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2001 16:17:16 EST   Hi to all,   Gotta share this with you. It appeared today in a local church = newsletter:   The Sanctuary Choir of Greater New Hope Apostolic Church will present "Hallelujah Chorus" next Sunday in the 11:00am worship service. This great choral number is taken from Handel's oreo, "Messiah."   Ho Ho Ho, Jim Pitts  
(back) Subject: Re: Question on Handel's "Messiah" From: "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2001 10:50:01 +1300   No, it is part of "Messiah." Ross -----Original Message----- From: Robert Hanudel <hanudel@schoollink.net> To: pipechat@pipechat.org <pipechat@pipechat.org> Date: Monday, December 10, 2001 9:44 AM Subject: Question on Handel's "Messiah"     >Anyone, > Is Handel's "He Shall Feed His Flock" part of the Christmas >oratorio? > -Thanks, > Jane Hanudel > >"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: Teaching Organists to Self-Destruct (a replay to a reply) From: "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2001 10:52:14 +1300   Please, let's have that storm. Any storm caused by genuine honesty would = be worth it, including that from politicians. Ross -----Original Message----- From: Wurlibird1@aol.com <Wurlibird1@aol.com> To: pipechat@pipechat.org <pipechat@pipechat.org> Date: Monday, December 10, 2001 10:00 AM Subject: Re: Teaching Organists to Self-Destruct (a replay to a reply)     >Rick in VA writes: > > >>What John Cormack said is true, that a recording it is a reproduction. THERE >>IS THE DIFFERENCE!!! Digital organs, no matter what brand, are NOT sold as >>being reproductions, they are being represented by their vendors as THE REAL >>THING, and for many of us THAT is the rub. Selling a recording AS a >recording >>is NOT the same as selling a recording, digital or otherwise, as the = REAL >>thing is dishonest, NO MATTER how you slice the pie! << > >Nah, Rick, won't work. Can you imagine the firestorm caused by total >honesty, such as "Allen/Makin/Rodgers/Copeman Hart Reproducing Pipe Organs?" >Is this really what we want? Hmmmmmmmm? > >Best wishes, >Jim Pitts > > >"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: Seasonal Cookies From: "douglas morgan" <dkmorgan76209@yahoo.com> Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2001 13:33:03 -0800 (PST)   --0-1205677700-1007933583=3D:94759 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3Dus-ascii     Dear Jim: Church bulletins are a real scream. One said that the organist (in a recital program) was playing the "Toccata = and Fudge in d minor". Another listed the church staff on the back, and the organist's name was = at the very bottom right- hand corner. They didn't have enough room, so = they just left one letter off. It read: Organist-choirmaster: Adolph = Steuterman, MusD, FAG. Another one in the announcements said that "The first meeting of the year = for the Woman's Society of Christian Service will be hell on Tuesday night = in the church parlor." D. Keith Morgan Wurlibird1@aol.com wrote: Hi to all,   Gotta share this with you. It appeared today in a local church newsletter:   The Sanctuary Choir of Greater New Hope Apostolic Church will present "Hallelujah Chorus" next Sunday in the 11:00am worship service. This great choral number is taken from Handel's oreo, "Messiah."   Ho Ho Ho, Jim Pitts   "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org       --------------------------------- Do You Yahoo!? Send your FREE holiday greetings online at Yahoo! Greetings. --0-1205677700-1007933583=3D:94759 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3Dus-ascii   <P> Dear Jim: <P>Church bulletins are a real scream. <P>One said that the organist (in a recital program) was playing the = "Toccata and Fudge in d minor". <P>Another listed the church staff on the back, and the organist's name = was at the very bottom right- hand corner.&nbsp; They didn't have enough = room, so they just left one letter off.&nbsp; It read: = Organist-choirmaster: Adolph Steuterman, MusD, FAG. <P>Another one in the announcements said that "The first meeting of the = year for the Woman's Society of Christian Service will be hell on Tuesday = night in the church parlor." <P>D. Keith Morgan <P>&nbsp; <B><I>Wurlibird1@aol.com</I></B> wrote: <BLOCKQUOTE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #1010ff 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; = PADDING-LEFT: 5px">Hi to all, <BR><BR>Gotta share this with you. It = appeared today in a local church newsletter:<BR><BR>The Sanctuary Choir of = Greater New Hope Apostolic Church will present <BR>"Hallelujah Chorus" = next Sunday in the 11:00am worship service. This <BR>great choral number = is taken from Handel's oreo, "Messiah."<BR><BR>Ho Ho Ho,<BR>Jim = Pitts<BR><BR>"Pipe Up and Be Heard!"<BR>PipeChat: A discussion List for = pipe/digital organs &amp; related topics<BR>HOMEPAGE : = http://www.pipechat.org<BR>List: = mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org<BR>Administration: = mailto:admin@pipechat.org<BR>Subscribe/Unsubscribe: = mailto:requests@pipechat.org<BR></BLOCKQUOTE><p><br><hr size=3D1><b>Do You = Yahoo!?</b><br> Send your FREE holiday greetings online at <a = href=3D"http://rd.yahoo.com/mail_us/tag/?http://greetings.yahoo.com/">Yahoo= ! Greetings</a>. --0-1205677700-1007933583=3D:94759--  
(back) Subject: Not a well-phrased Question...................................... From: "Robert Hanudel" <hanudel@schoollink.net> Date: Sun, 09 Dec 2001 16:43:15 -0500   Anyone, Please pardon my ignorance, which I'm sure is showing...........but is the selection "He Shall Feed His Flock" sung at Christmas, or at Easter? From somewhere I have the impression that some portions of the "Messiah" are only performed at Christmas, whereas other certain portions of same are only performed during Easter. Thanking you again for any info and patience in so giving it, -Jane Hanudel  
(back) Subject: Advent 2A, next door to Hades From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2001 16:24:38 -0600   2 Advent, Year A St. Agatha's Episcopal Church DeFuniak Springs, Florida   Service music - Willan   *Prayer for Advent 2 (lighting of the wreath - sung): Blessed are you, Sovereign Lord, just and true: to you be praise and glory forever. Of old you spoke by the mouth of your prophets but in our days you speak through your Son whom you have appointed the heir of all things. Grant us, your people, to walk in his light that we may be found ready and watching when he comes again in glory and judgment; for you are our light and our salvation. Blessed be God forever.   Prelude - settings of Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen (Lo, how a Rose e'er blooming; text H 81) by M. Praetorius, G. Hancock and J. Brahms Processional Hymn: Hark! A thrilling voice is sounding (Merton) -H 59 Sequence Hymn: Lord, enthroned in heavenly (Bryn Calfaria) - H 307 Offertory Hymn: Prepare the way, O Zion (Bereden vag) - H 65 Music during Communion: Once he came in blessing (Gottes Sohn ist kommen; text H 53) People look East (Besancon Carol) Closing Hymn: O day of peace that dimly shines (Jerusalem) - H 597 Postlude: Noel I ("A la venue de Noel") - Claude D'Aquin   Well, I guess the priest and I have made up, or so it seems. Today was peaceful compared to the past week. Got there this morning and did not have a copy of "People look East" for reference anywhere, so had to wing it.   Had lots to tell, but can't remember any of it - lucky for you all.   The Oxford Book has some neat stuff in it. I'm finally going to break down and do Purvis' Greensleeves this year. And the Guilmant Noel on 2 carols looks nifty-neato, if a bid maudlin. Have planned a surprise postlude, something totally out of the ordinary for me, but in character.   Re the Johann Michael Bach In dulci jubilo, is there a recommended tempo? I have always done it at a pretty clip/cut time, but always have to keep in mind the little runs in the pedals.   Greetings from the Sutton happy Christmas home, where the trees are lit, what presents have been purchased are wrapped and lying underneath, and there are still plants out on the front porch.   Glenda Sutton        
(back) Subject: Re: Pew Cushions From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2001 17:32:27 EST   The ancient Egyptians slept with their heads on stone pillows, so I would suggest either marble, limestone, or obsidian cushions. They remain cool = in the summer and do not absorb any sound... Seb Ducking for cover...  
(back) Subject: Re: Question on Handel's "Messiah" From: "Stan Yoder" <vze2myh5@verizon.net> Date: Sun, 09 Dec 2001 17:43:31 -0500   It is in the portion of "Messiah" sung at Christmastide.   Incidentally, there is no "the" in the title. Handel simply entitled it = "Messiah."   Stan Yoder Pittsburgh  
(back) Subject: Bark From: "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2001 12:16:35 +1300   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_001A_01C18174.82A00880 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   No, the piece is NOT "Toccata & Fudge in d minor", but "Tomato & Fudge =3D in d minor." You must not misquote authorities like this. By the way, have you ever tried tomato and fudge together - I did, just = =3D once. Ross   ------=3D_NextPart_000_001A_01C18174.82A00880 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=3D3Dwindows-1252"> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 5.50.4134.600" name=3D3DGENERATOR></HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV>No, the piece is NOT "Toccata &amp; Fudge in d minor", but "Tomato = =3D &amp;=3D20 Fudge in d minor." You must not misquote authorities like this.</DIV> <DIV>By the way, have you ever tried tomato and fudge together - I did, = =3D just=3D20 once.</DIV> <DIV>Ross</DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_001A_01C18174.82A00880--      
(back) Subject: Re: Not a well-phrased Question...................................... From: "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2001 12:18:23 +1300   Please get a copy of the text of Messiah and read it right through. You'll see how it divides up into sections. Ross -----Original Message----- From: Robert Hanudel <hanudel@schoollink.net> To: pipechat@pipechat.org <pipechat@pipechat.org> Date: Monday, December 10, 2001 10:47 AM Subject: Not a well-phrased Question......................................     >Anyone, > Please pardon my ignorance, which I'm sure is showing...........but >is the selection "He Shall Feed His Flock" sung at Christmas, or at >Easter? From somewhere I have the impression that some portions of the >"Messiah" are only performed at Christmas, whereas other certain >portions of same are only performed during Easter. > Thanking you again for any info and >patience in so giving it, -Jane >Hanudel > >"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: absorbent stuff From: "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2001 12:20:34 +1300   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0031_01C18175.114B7880 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   My organ teacher Maxwell Fernie always used to say you should carpet =3D prostitutes' boudoirs, not churches. And the response from anyone =3D listening was always, "You should know, Max." :-))) Ross   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0031_01C18175.114B7880 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=3D3Dwindows-1252"> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 5.50.4134.600" name=3D3DGENERATOR></HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV>My organ teacher Maxwell Fernie always used to say you should =3D carpet=3D20 prostitutes' boudoirs, not churches. And the response from anyone =3D listening was=3D20 always, "You should know, Max."&nbsp;&nbsp; :-)))</DIV> <DIV>Ross</DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0031_01C18175.114B7880--      
(back) Subject: Re: varous things From: "Chris Baker" <chorale@clara.co.uk> Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2001 23:22:32 -0000   From: Beaglemeister Subject: Re: varous things     > I agree, but will add that really great music speaks for itself and is not > dependent upon a particular registration. Most great organ music is still > great, even on a single Open Diapason!   I have said before, and say it again - A truly great emotional experience can be had by being alone, playing the 'Dorian' on a single small diapason, or metal flute, & coupled to pedals. Tempo - crotchet =3D heart rate..... or even less.     Chris B    
(back) Subject: Messiah From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Sun, 09 Dec 2001 15:44:27 -0800   Handel in his lifetime was known as an opera composer ... operas could not be performed during Lent, so he wrote "Sacred Oratorios" instead. They = were still performed in theatres, rather than in churches. Although "Messiah" has become a Christmas favorite in the USA, it was originally intended to be sung during Lent. There is no prohibition (other than custom in some places) against singing Parts I, II, and III at Christmas-time OR around Easter.   That said, I have DONE Part I + the "Hallelujah" chorus at Christmas-time; I've also done Parts II and III during Lent. The latter FELT odd, for some reason ... perhaps because the lack of a real overture plunges one into = the Passion-music so abruptly. I suppose if I'd had my wits about me I could have played a movement from the g minor Organ Concerto by way of an overture, as they were COMPOSED to be played with the oratorios.   Cheers,   Bud   Robert Hanudel wrote:   > Anyone, > Please pardon my ignorance, which I'm sure is showing...........but > is the selection "He Shall Feed His Flock" sung at Christmas, or at > Easter? From somewhere I have the impression that some portions of the > "Messiah" are only performed at Christmas, whereas other certain > portions of same are only performed during Easter. > Thanking you again for any info and > patience in so giving it, -Jane > Hanudel > > "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: A welcome find! From: "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com> Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2001 18:51:03 -0500   On Sunday, December 09th Bob Conway wrote:   "About this time of year I go through all my Christmas LPs and CDs, = looking for one that I haven't played in recent years. This year is a very = welcome find, it is a CD made in 1988 by VGR; "A Child is Born" - Christmas at the National Shrine, Washington, DC, directed by Dr. Leo Nestor, organist, Dr. Robert Grogan. It is far too long for me to write out the complete play list, = but I can assure you all that there is plenty of variation in style and period of = the music - enough to keep everybody happy......... I do not know if the CD is still available......"     Indeed, this wonderful CD is still available through the National Shrine = in Washington, DC. I purchased the disc last July while attending the NPM Convention.   Holiday cheers,   Bonnie Beth   Bonnie Beth Derby, B.Mus., M.Mus. Organist & Director of Music, St. James Roman Catholic Church, Syracuse [1988 Odell/Kerner & Merchant 33-rank tracker organ] Producer & Host: "Orgelwerke" & "Choral Traditions", WCNY-FM, 91.3, Syracuse; WUNY-FM, 89.5, Utica; WJNY-FM, 90.9, Watertown; Website: www.wcny.org e-mail: orge@dreamscape.com    
(back) Subject: Electrotone From: "Antoni Scott" <ascott@epix.net> Date: Sun, 09 Dec 2001 19:26:26 -0500   All:   When I lived in England in the 50's, I received some information about the Compton "Electrotone". At that time they had two models available. One was a standard 61 note two manual and full 32 note pedalboard model that had a 32' Bourdon or Diapason (can't remember) on the pedal, and a 16',8' and 4'reed on the manual. Nothing exciting, very conservative. The other was a two manual , 61 note and a 25 note pedal version that was even less exciting. I heard the lesser of the two models when I was in Edinburgh, Scotland back in 1958 or 1959. I was actually surprisingly impressed with the sound, the Diapasons being very authentic compared to the electronic junk that was available at the time (Hammond, etc). There was a huge cabinet that came with the organ that contained what appeared to be rotating tone wheels. It is too long ago to really remember but I was impressed with the sound. I remember that Compton tried to make some inroad's into the American market at the time, but was unsuccessful. The only organs that were available at the time were Hammonds, Wurlitzers and Everett Orgatrons. I think Schobers were around also. I never heard of Allen or Rogers. Anyway, there was no comparison between an Allen of many years later to a Compton. In typical over- conservative British fashion, they blew it to the n'th degree. Too bad. Garbage such as the Hammond became very successful.   Antoni Scott  
(back) Subject: Oberlin Fisk From: "Mike Gettelman" <mike3247@earthlink.net> Date: Sun, 09 Dec 2001 19:46:35 -0500   Greetings, I attended the "Friday Night Organ Pump" at Finney Chapel with just one thing on my agenda. I wandered around, spoke with everybody there, particularly the student organists, and discovered that there was not one single set of earplugs being worn by anybody. Hmmmm. The performances were excellent as usual. The students obviously are very proud of the new organ, and their playing shows it. The moments of silliness are great fun when the clowning is going on, but there is a respectful earnestness about the performances that you would expect from serious organ students. I say again, I'm so very lucky to have this little school virtually in my own backyard, and I look forward to hearing all the organs there. I am in the process of trying to be adopted by the organ students as an official groupie. I'll let you know more about that as it develops.   Cheers Mike    
(back) Subject: Re: varous things From: "Bob Elms" <elmsr@albanyis.com.au> Date: Sun, 09 Dec 2001 16:45:56 -0800   > Bruce wrote: Most great organ music is still great, even on a single Open Diapason!   You are kidding!! No? Well I'll pass on that! Bob E.  
(back) Subject: Re: Electronic, and pipe organs.... From: "Bob Elms" <elmsr@albanyis.com.au> Date: Sun, 09 Dec 2001 16:48:33 -0800   Well there we differ Bruce. I enjoy listening to recordings. CDs bring me the organs of the world and I would be much poorer without them. Bob E.