PipeChat Digest #2600 - Wednesday, December 26, 2001
 
Re: Eggnog (while listening to the organ)
  by <support@opensystemsorgans.com>
Ah! Christmas in SoCal (gloat, gloat) (X-posted)
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
hi
  by "Gary Black" <gblack@ocslink.com>
Christmas 2002 - a gift to remember
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com>
Re: hi
  by <OrganMD@aol.com>
Re: hi
  by "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz>
Re: hi yourself
  by "The Schneider Family" <arpschneider@starband.net>
Re: Christmas 2002 - a gift to remember
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: hi
  by <Chicaleee@aol.com>
Christmas Music at KUMC
  by <LLWheels@aol.com>
Christmas Eve - Trinity, Stamford, CT
  by "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net>
Re: hi
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Eggnog (while listening to the organ) From: <support@opensystemsorgans.com> Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2001 12:02:26 -0500   Hi Paul (and list),   I made some minor improvements to the Fisk samples after I sent them to you, but I've now turned them over to a pro for major improvements. Depending on how much he can accomplish with them, I may release the Fisk as a product sometime within the next year. In any case, I'm planning to do a large organ, probably finishing in about a year, which will have been professionally recorded. It's quality will be quite good, I expect, which is more than I'm willing to say about the Fisk, which was a proof of concept and not well recorded. If that's well received, I'll move on to do several organs of different nationalities and styles. I'll keep everyone posted as they get done.   Dick  
(back) Subject: Ah! Christmas in SoCal (gloat, gloat) (X-posted) From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2001 11:03:46 -0800   Eggs Benedict and Mimosas on the patio at Jon's Restaurant in brilliant sunshine and 70 degree (F) weather, listening to "Let It Snow" and "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas" on the Muzak (my first encounter this year).   I listened to Holy Russian Orthodox Christmas on Ovation amongst my channel-surfing last night (I think it was a repeat, but I missed most of it last year) ... in the opening segment, it seemed the men's choir was singing unadorned ancient Byzantine chant in unison ... I understand the notation was finally decyphered awhile back ... a wonderful sound, somewhat similar to Gregorian, but much more rhythmical.   When they came to the Blessing of the Waters on Epiphany, I wondered what they were going to do ... I've only seen it in Tarpon Springs, FL, where the priest throws a gold cross into the spring, and the young men dive for it ... the one who finds it receives a special blessing. But in Russia, it's FREEZING on Epiphany (grin) ... I'd never THOUGHT about THAT. The priest dipped a crucifix into what must have been a flowing river ... parts of it weren't frozen over ... on the end of a chain, and then everybody scooped up some water to take home, but a few of the faithful STILL dove into the freezing water, bobbing up and down and making the Sign of the Cross at top speed. Anyone know the significance of that particular ritual?   I DO feel sort of schizophrenic ... yesterday and today I was working on Psalm 22, the next Psalm on my "request list". But I'm used to working a couple of seasons ahead, so it didn't seem TOO bizarre (grin).   I have TWO blessed WEEKS with NOTHING to do except play for church on Sunday ... the choir's off until Epiphany; the Rector won't be back in town officially until January 5th. Maybe I'll clean the HOUSE (grin).   Cheers,   Bud    
(back) Subject: hi From: "Gary Black" <gblack@ocslink.com> Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2001 04:00:04 -0600   HI Folks, I am refiguring my computer and so would you please reply with an e-mail back to me so that I can keep you in my address book. Happy Holidays and thanks. Gary Black      
(back) Subject: Christmas 2002 - a gift to remember From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2001 18:39:52 -0600   CHRISTMAS 2002 - a gift to remember   Well, for a few of you who can remember as far back as Christmas last year and actually read my posts, you will recall the organ solarium given by Bruce Cornely last year, replete with skydome and other accoutrements. Well, Barry (the storm, although it is still debated whether it was truly a hurricane or just a tropical storm) did quite some damage to the solarium, and the county condemned it before the organbuilders got around to responding to the request for bids for renovations. Meanwhile the deer quietly munched up all the exotic plants therein.   Well, as you can imagine, the utter ruination of my wonderful Christmas present and my frustration have been the cause of my unmitigated depression, along with the dog's developing the habit of wriggling out of her choke chain and running away from home every time I walked her. I figured God was punishing me for having premarital sex or something, although I thought I paid that debt off (where the hell did I put that accord and satisfaction?).   I went to bed last night just before midnight, crippled and hobbling, a mere shell (albeit a rotund one) of my former self. Just as I was drifting to sleep, the 14-lb. ham came to mind. I asked Rick, asleep in the chair, what time we were going to start baking the ham. Then we had a debate about how many minutes per pound to cook it. While he went to the internet to inquire of some stranger chef, I picked up the phone and awakened the expert, my mother, at midnight. We decided that we would go ahead and start the ham right then, so that it would be ready 7 hours later.   At 6:00 a.m., to the sound of water dripping from the eaves, I slipped downstairs to check the ham, fed the cats and fish, and went back to bed. Every hour I kept adjusting the alarm, until I made it up around 8:00 a.m. After taking a shower, I stood in front of the bedroom window naked to scare off the neighbor's horses. What to my wondering eyes should appear but my new Christmas present!   Stan Lowkis, a list member who has been diligently trying to proselytize me over to the theatre organ enthusiast side of the fence, had ordered from Santa an outdoor gazebo/bandstand replete with organ. There she stood, in gleaming white, surrounded by carousel figures of dogs, cats, horses, pigs, chickens, cows and Harley Davidsons. I was dumbstruck at the immaculate beauty of it. The neighbor's Appaloosas were standing girth to girth in a row in amazement, hanging their heads over the fence, gawking and snorting.   Of course, presents and dinner had to wait. I ran out to the gazebo (after throwing some clothes on, but what did it matter!). The only music I knew approaching appropriate for such an instrument was "The Stars and Stripes Forever", but no problem - it had a state-of-the-art MIDI complete with 100 recordings made by some of the great theatre organists themselves, and could play itself. Among the many stops on this 4-manual giant were Tibias, Fibias, and Clavicles, and a Bombarde that was installed at an angle so that it could shoot eggs, carrots, apples or grenades over the fence into the neighbor's pasture for the amusement of the horses. So I rode a purple pig until Rick dragged me off by my hair to serve the waiting guests their Christmas meal.   The gazebo is quite beautiful, surrounded by an octagonal balustrade. There is an attached deck or porch for dancing. It gleams with fresh white paint, and the colorfully painted carousel animals stand out in stark relief. The console and pipes are enclosed in the center in a huge room that opens up - the carousel actually divides in half and moves apart hydraulically so that one could give concerts flanked by the carousel. The trouble is that my descriptive powers fail me - my total ignorance of this music and these instruments stands in the way. I didn't have my glasses on, so could not read the names of the myriads of stops. The manual that came with this is about 9 volumes, each about ten or twelve inches thick and quite heavy. The hardbound covers are apparently recycled, because on the front of each has been Xed out "The Remembrance of Things Past" by Marcel Proust. At the foot of the steps leading into the gazebo was a bag of nuts, bolts and screws, so there must have been extra parts left over (no doubt male elves put it all together!).   So here it is 6:30 on Christmas night, and I am into a Wild Turkey and Coke trying to figure out how to hold and read the 40-lb. Volume I - "Your new gazebo and organ - dos and don'ts". In the meantime Rick is swinging new golf clubs in the house while wearing his new leather jacket, and the cats and dog are comatose from a day of eating two plates of smoked ham and dealing with a house full of company.   A happy Christmas to all of you out there.   Glenda Sutton (falling asleep to Chapter 1 - "Your 2-Year Limited Warranty")          
(back) Subject: Re: hi From: <OrganMD@aol.com> Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2001 19:41:41 EST     --part1_167.632b1c4.295a76c5_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Gary.......   Here is my reply back as you requested. Merry Christmas from Salt Lake = City!   Bill Hesterman   --part1_167.632b1c4.295a76c5_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3>Gary.......<BR> <BR> Here is my reply back as you requested.&nbsp; Merry Christmas from Salt = Lake City!<BR> <BR> Bill Hesterman</FONT></HTML>   --part1_167.632b1c4.295a76c5_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: hi From: "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2001 14:08:58 +1300   Ross Wards in New Zealand is TheShieling@xtra.co.nz -----Original Message----- From: Gary Black <gblack@ocslink.com> To: marcy & dave <auntieq@bwsys.net>; Bob and John <bb517@email.msn.com>; Bill Black <blacksix@attbi.com>; Bob North <bnorth@intergate.ca>; larry <busman@ticon.net>; Chris Feiereisen <chris@lakefield.net>; David Scribner <david@blackiris.com>; Residence Organ List <DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org>; randy <erzahler@essex1.com>; Robert J. Lindsey, Jr. <fdr1932@juno.com>; Keith <GrillaHntr@aol.com>; greg trumbold <gtrumbold@aol.com>; Robert <highnote@mhtc.net>; Hidden Valley Inn & Resort <hvrchap@win.bright.net>; john rogers <john.rogers@olympia.org>; james calwell <macsslave@hotmail.com>; steve mcdonald <mcdonaldsteve@hotmail.com>; Mike = & Lori Durst <mdurst@pacific.net>; mike <mike3247@earthlink.net>; merlin Landwehr <mil51@juno.com>; aunt M <mjean@mc2k.com>; motrum = <motrum@aol.com>; PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org>; Pterbilt9@aol.com <Pterbilt9@aol.com>; john purtscher <purtsche@dpc.net>; rob caldwell <rdc717@dellepro.com>; R D <red8310@hotmail.com> Date: Wednesday, December 26, 2001 12:50 PM Subject: hi     >HI Folks, I am refiguring my computer and so would you please reply >with an e-mail back to me so that I can keep you in my address book. >Happy Holidays and thanks. Gary Black > > > >"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: hi yourself From: "The Schneider Family" <arpschneider@starband.net> Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2001 19:12:01 -0600   I'm here, Gary.   Hope you had a nice Christmas.   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 HOME EMAIL mailto:arp@schneiderpipeorgans.com SHOP EMAIL http://www.schneiderpipeorgans.com WEB PAGE URL  
(back) Subject: Re: Christmas 2002 - a gift to remember From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2001 22:38:55 EST     --part1_120.8c7cb7a.295aa04f_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Just a couple of things, Glenda:   Sorry about Barry and the solarium (it was my last one!)   I thought pre-marital sex required payment in advance! ;-)   Standing in the window like that is where the term "horse laugh" = originated. :-)   Theatre Bombardes work best with rutabagas. ;-)   Was Rick wearing ONLY his leather jacket when practicing his golf swing? = ;-)   oh yeah... (and most important of all) which eggnog recipe precipitated this!!!   Apparently there is no need to wish you a further Merry Christmas. = Appears you've reached your limit!!! heeheehee   Can't wait until New Year!!! ;-) snrk snrk   Bruce Cornely ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Duncan, Miles, Molly & Dewi http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/baskerbargains Please visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/   --part1_120.8c7cb7a.295aa04f_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>Just a couple of = things, Glenda: <BR> <BR>Sorry about Barry and the solarium (it was my last one!) <BR> <BR>I thought pre-marital sex required payment in advance! &nbsp;;-) <BR> <BR>Standing in the window like that is where the term "horse laugh" = originated. &nbsp;:-) <BR> <BR>Theatre Bombardes work best with rutabagas. ;-) <BR> <BR>Was Rick wearing ONLY his leather jacket when practicing his golf = swing? &nbsp;;-) <BR> <BR>oh yeah... (and most important of all) &nbsp;&nbsp;which eggnog recipe = precipitated this!!! <BR> <BR>Apparently there is no need to wish you a further Merry Christmas. = &nbsp;&nbsp;Appears you've reached your limit!!! &nbsp;heeheehee <BR> <BR>Can't wait until New Year!!! &nbsp;;-) &nbsp;snrk snrk <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>Duncan, Miles, Molly &amp; Dewi = &nbsp;http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/baskerbargains <BR>Please visit Howling Acres at = &nbsp;&nbsp;http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/ <BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</FONT></HTML>   --part1_120.8c7cb7a.295aa04f_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: hi From: <Chicaleee@aol.com> Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2001 23:24:14 EST     --part1_6.216dd456.295aaaee_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Chicaleee@aol.com (Lee Holcomb)   --part1_6.216dd456.295aaaee_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>Chicaleee@aol.com (Lee = Holcomb)</FONT></HTML>   --part1_6.216dd456.295aaaee_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Christmas Music at KUMC From: <LLWheels@aol.com> Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2001 23:35:07 EST     --part1_18c.10679d5.295aad7b_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"ISO-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Kenwood United Methodist Church -- Milwaukee, WI   Sunday -- Advent IV   Messiah -- part I + Halleluiah -- G. F. Handel sung by "The Vested = Choir"=3D20 with organ and strings.   Christmas Eve late service - Lessons and carols (anthems) the vested choir sang: Motets pour le temps de No=3DEBl - Francis Poulenc O magnum mysterium Hodie Christus natus est Quem vidistes pastores Videntes stellam   Plus: Once in Royal David's City (Irby) What Child is This? (Greensleeves) Hark, the Herald Angels Sing (Mendelssohn) O Come, All Ye Faithful ( Adeste Fideles) Joy to the World (Antioch) Silent Night (Stille Nacht) He is Born (Il Est Ne) The Friendly Beasts (Orientus Partibus) the Children's Choir = w/solos   Prelude: Quem Pastores - Helmut Walcha Postlude - Improvisation - Toccatta on Antioch   Larry L. Wheelock Madison, Wisconsin   "SI HOC LEGERE SCIS NIMIUM ERUDITONIS HABES"   --part1_18c.10679d5.295aad7b_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"ISO-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML><FONT FACE=3D3Darial,helvetica><BODY BGCOLOR=3D3D"#ffffff"><FONT = style=3D =3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" SIZE=3D3D2>Kenwood United Methodist = Church -- M=3D ilwaukee, WI<BR> <BR> Sunday -- Advent IV<BR> <BR> Messiah -- part I + Halleluiah -- G. F. Handel sung by "The Vested Choir" = wi=3D th organ and strings.<BR> <BR> Christmas Eve late service - Lessons and carols (anthems)<BR> the vested choir sang: Motets pour le temps de No=3DEBl - Francis = Poulenc<BR> O magnum mysterium<BR> Hodie Christus natus est<BR> Quem vidistes pastores<BR> Videntes stellam<BR> <BR> Plus: Once in Royal David's City (Irby)<BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; What Child is This? = (Greensleeves)<BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Hark, the Herald Angels Sing = (Mendelsso=3D hn)<BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; O Come, All Ye Faithful ( Adeste = Fidele=3D s)<BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Joy to the World (Antioch)<BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Silent Night (Stille Nacht)<BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; He is Born (Il Est Ne)<BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Friendly Beasts (Orientus = Partibus)=3D the Children's Choir w/solos<BR> <BR> Prelude: Quem Pastores - Helmut Walcha<BR> Postlude - Improvisation - Toccatta on Antioch<BR> <BR> Larry L. Wheelock<BR> Madison, Wisconsin<BR> <BR> "SI HOC LEGERE SCIS NIMIUM ERUDITONIS HABES"</FONT></HTML>   --part1_18c.10679d5.295aad7b_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Christmas Eve - Trinity, Stamford, CT From: "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net> Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2001 00:59:37 -0500   Dear Lists,   I have not sent a service list before, but had so much fun last night that = I thought I would like to share it with you. Our Christmas Eve Mass begins = at 10:30, preceded by 30 minutes of music including some congregational = carols. We have a wonderful brass quartet, nurtured since their WestConnState = days, that has done Christmas and Easter and occasional other gigs with us for several years now. The choir is small, made up of volunteers from the parish. One of our singers is Gordon Johnson, the organist/architect who designed our building almost a half century ago. You can see it, and our 1916 Hook & Hastings Organ, and much more, on the parish Website (designed by Hip Ming Yau): < http://home.earthlink.net/~trinity06903/ >.   *Organ and Brass: Fanfare in E flat . . . David N. Johnson (1922-1987) (which gave the choir its opening pitch for . . . ) *Choir: Shepherds, shake off your drowsy sleep - Oxford Book of Carols No. 133 (Did double duty in Advent with the text: "People, look east.") *Congregational Carol: In dulci jubilo *Choir: When the Child of Mary came . . . Michael McCabe (b. 1941) *Organ: Vom Himmel hoch . . . Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706) *Soprano Solo: Carol of the Birds (Trad. Catalonian Carol) *Choir: If ye would hear the angels sing . . . Oxford BOC 134 (Dutch = Carol, adapted by RVW and Martin Shaw) *Congregational Carol . . . Good King Wenceslas . . . arr. Reginald = Jacques (Carols for Choirs) *Choir: Torches . . . John Joubert *Congregational Carol: What child is this . . . Greensleeves *Choir, Organ and Brass: Break forth, O beauteous heavenly light . . . J. = S. Bach   Festival Choral Eucharist   *Advent Responsory . . . Palestrina (1525-1594) (Sung from the Narthex) *Entrance Procession . . . Adeste Fideles (arr. David Willcocks) *Gloria in excelsis . . . Missa Sancta Maria Magdalena - Willan (with Malcolm's Own [all profits to charity] somewhat flamboyant Brass accompaniment) *Sequence: (Choir) German 14th century carol - Quem pastores - sung during the procession to the creche. *Sequence (Organ), at return of the procession after the Gospel: Den die Hirten lobten sehre (Quem pastores) . . . Helmut Walcha (1907-1991) *Hymn: O Savior of our fallen race (to the glorious Gonfalon Royal, of = Percy Buck) *Sanctus . . . Richard Proulx *Communion Anthem: Panis Angelicus - Cesar Franck (composed on Christmas Day, 1871) *Congregational Carol . . . Silent Night *Closing Hymn . . . Hark, the Herald Angels . . . arr. David Willcocks *Closing Voluntaries: 1. Organ & Brass: Fanfare in C . . . David N. Johnson (which gave the choir its opening pitch for . . . ) 2. Organ, Brass and Choir: Praise God in His Holiness . . . Geoffrey = Shaw (1879-1943)   Wishing a blessed Boxing Day to all,   Malcolm Wechsler          
(back) Subject: Re: hi From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2001 01:47:24 EST   Hi Gary   Ron Severin