PipeChat Digest #1833 - Monday, February 19, 2001
 
Comput'organ the Virtual Organ Console Program On a PC
  by <Computorgan@aol.com>
Dedication / Tribute Text
  by "Thomas White" <tomwhite@hamptons.com>
Shuffling off to Buffalo
  by "Cylocke" <Cylocke@mediaone.net>
Severance Hall Organ Broadcast
  by "Will Scarboro" <whs1325@garnet.acns.fsu.edu>
Re: Severance Hall Organ Broadcast
  by "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu>
OHS Convention in North Carolina
  by "William T. Van Pelt" <bill@organsociety.org>
Re: MIDI or no, cont. (X-posted)
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Re: MIDI or no, cont. (X-posted)
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com>
Re: MIDI or no, cont.
  by "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@arkansas.net>
Organ Dedication by Lester Ackerman II
  by <CdyVanpool@aol.com>
Olivier Latry to play in Fort Worth, Texas (X-posted)
  by "Elders, Craig" <c.elders@tcu.edu>
Re: MIDI or no, cont. (X-posted)
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: MIDI or no, cont.
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: MIDI or no, cont.
  by "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@arkansas.net>
 

(back) Subject: Comput'organ the Virtual Organ Console Program On a PC From: <Computorgan@aol.com> Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 05:14:38 EST   Hi to all members,   I have developped a Virtual Organ Console Program for PC . The Software description and the Free program Download are in my new Web = site : <A HREF=3D"http://members.aol.com/Computorgan"> http://members.aol.com/Computorgan</A>   Waiting for your comments,   Patrick Brusorio Strasbourg France  
(back) Subject: Dedication / Tribute Text From: "Thomas White" <tomwhite@hamptons.com> Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 05:57:26 -0500     Dear List I am in search of appropriate text for the dedication of plaques honoring former music director/ organists. It may include a litany.   If you have any suggestions they will be gratefully accepted.   Tom White Long Island, NY  
(back) Subject: Shuffling off to Buffalo From: "Cylocke" <Cylocke@mediaone.net> Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2001 09:53:55 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_000B_01C0B05A.82F651E0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Greetings one and all,   Just a quick note to say that I will be off the list from 2/20-3/09 =3D since i wont be home to read any of it. Will be at St. Josephs RC =3D Cathedral, Buffalo, NY for=3D20 Tonal Finishing of the Flue work ( and theres a lot of em!)   Take care and i look forward to "seeing" all of you when i return.   Regards,   Alan Carrick   ------=3D_NextPart_000_000B_01C0B05A.82F651E0 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 5.00.2314.1000" name=3D3DGENERATOR></HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#c8e0d8> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>Greetings one and all,</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>Just a quick note to say that I will be off the list = =3D from=3D20 2/20-3/09 since i wont be home to read any of it.&nbsp; Will be at St. =3D Josephs=3D20 RC Cathedral, Buffalo, NY for </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>Tonal Finishing of the Flue work ( and theres a lot = =3D of=3D20 em!)</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>Take care and i look forward to "seeing" all of you = =3D when i=3D20 return.</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>Regards,</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>Alan Carrick</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_000B_01C0B05A.82F651E0--    
(back) Subject: Severance Hall Organ Broadcast From: "Will Scarboro" <whs1325@garnet.acns.fsu.edu> Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 08:41:53 -0500     Dear list,   Yesterday I heard one of the best organ recitals of my life. Gillian = Weir, acclaimed British concert organist play a program of French music on the 1931 E.M. Skinner organ at Cleveland's Severance Hall. She played Franck's =   Choral #1, Widor's 6th Symphony, five pieces by Messian, and two pieces from Vierne's Fantasy pieces: "Naiades" and "Toccata". Her playing was absolutely breathtaking. She used the full resources of the Skinner organ to its fullest advantage. I've never heard Widor's 6th Symphony played better then she did. The only thing I could say after hearing that was "Bravo"!   Considering that I was listening to a webcast of the radio broadcast of the program, the concert came in quite clearly. Real Audio usually buffers =   every few minutes but on this concert it only did it once. I was quite astounded by that, and it made the concert all the more enjoyable. It was like having a front row seat.   I'm looking forward to the next recital in the series by Tom Murray which =   I think is on the 12th of March. If you missed Gillian Weir's program you'll definitely want to tune into Tom's recital. Also if I remember right, Michael Barone said that WCLV will be broadcasting the first organ/orchestra concert with the Skinner playing Symphony 3 "The Organ" by =   Saint-Saens. Check the program guide at http://www.wclv.com for more information.   Also, Gillian Weir played an encore that I know I've heard before but I couldn't think of the name of the piece. Does any one know what it was?   Sincerely,   Will Scarboro    
(back) Subject: Re: Severance Hall Organ Broadcast From: "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu> Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 11:13:13 -0400   > > Also, Gillian Weir played an encore that I know I've heard before but I >couldn't think of the name of the piece. Does any one know what it was? > > Sincerely, > > Will Scarboro > > I believe it was the Joseph Jongen Toccata.   Randy Runyon organist, Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati runyonr@muohio.edu  
(back) Subject: OHS Convention in North Carolina From: "William T. Van Pelt" <bill@organsociety.org> Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 11:25:39 -0500   The schedule for the 2001 OHS Convention is nearly complete, but only as = of last week. So, we will be mounting more and more of the information on = the OHS website http://www.organsociety.org (click on "conventions" at the left). The only information there as of today gives the hotel information in Clemons, NC (a suburb of Winston-Salem) where we will be staying at The Villiage Conference Center which incorporates a Ramada Hotel ($78 night double or single occupancy) and a Super 8 ($68 per night double or single occupancy). Be sure to say you're attending the OHS Convention to get the rates stated. Please check out that website in a week or two for more information. And, please note that the URL above is not the same as the = OHS Catalog URL.   We don't have the registration fee for the covention as yet, but think in terms of $500 to $550 for the entire 8 days, including all but one = luncheon and all evening meals as well as all of the events, admissions to special places such as Biltmore, Reynolda House, and Chinquapenn Plantation, and motor coach transportation.   The convention starts on the evening of June 21 with a recital by Bruce Stevens on the gigantic new Letourneau at a Presbyterian "castle with = gothic and Aztec overtones" in Greensboro. The Letourneau has hundreds of stops = in chambers at the front and in a large tracker in the West gallery, all playable from an awesome console in the front.   The convention ends on the evening of June 28 with a recital by Peter = Sykes on the fabulous Dobsales (that's Dobson/Rosales, or is it Rosalson?) organ at a Methodist church in Greensboro.   Between those two new organs we will see about 30 others, including 18th = and 19th-century trackers by Tannenberg, Pomplitz, E. & G. G. Hook & Hastings, Wm. B. D. Simmons, Simmons & Willcox, Reuben Midmer, J. F. Bulitschek, M. = P. Moller (2), and S. S. Hamill and 20th-century electropneumatic or tubular pneumatic organs by Hook & Hastings, A. B. Felgemaker, E. M. Skinner (2), Aeolian, Austin, Casavant, and Kilgen. There is also an interesting collection of "revival" organs built in the latter third of the 20th = century by Andover (2), Noack, Flentrop (maybe 2), Brombaugh, John Farmer, Fisk (maybe 2), and "Dobsales."   Three great organs will be visited at Duke University: the splendid = Flentrop in the West gallery, the magnificent Aeolian in the chancel, and the = lovely Brombaugh in mostly Italian style in a side chapel.   Our visit to Asheville will be made all the more special by stops to see a genuinely powerful and quite large 2m Felgemaker restored by John Farmer. Originally tubular, the action of this organ was poorly electrified in the distant past and had fallen into unplayable condition some years before = John gained the trust of this large and mostly affluent African-American congregation. John supplied new innards to the failed console and legitimized the electrification as part of the restoration process. The organ has served the congregation well for about a decade, now. Also in Asheville we will visit a wonderful Reuben Midmer tracker at an Episcopal church for which it was built. It, too, was barely playable and had been supplanted by an electronic when Alan Laufman and I visited it about 20 years ago. We led the congregation to John, who first did "gratis" TLC to bring the organ to some state of reliable playability and subsequently restored it for a grateful parish. Of = course, the great calling in Asheville is to the astounding residence of George Vanderbilt (http://www.biltmore.com/) where we will hear the E. M. Skinner player organ which has been retrofitted by John Farmer into a Hutchings organ case erected at Biltmore in 1895 but which never contained an organ. (And, the myth that the organ was diverted to All Souls Episcopal Church = on the estate grounds has been researched and is false. All Souls received a Hutchings organ which was contracted by the church and built especially = for it.) At Biltmore, we will have the place to ourselves for several evening hours for organ concerts and touring. We will also have a very special dinner at Biltmore.   Bill Van Pelt    
(back) Subject: Re: MIDI or no, cont. (X-posted) From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 12:46:47 EST   Dear Bud:   For the life of me why did you ask a second opinion, get five yes votes for adding midi and then reject? Your ceiling height is only 34' according t= o=20 the blue prints. Some of the pipes may need to be mitred to fit. The=20 console will need to be rebuilt eventually, if not initially.=20 Electro-Mechanical retrofit of the chests will open up in the mean time the opportunity to make some judicious unification of two or three stops for the sake of variety and choir accompaniment. The stops namely Dulciana, and the Swell flutes perhaps the swell Salicional.=20   With a soft flute at 8' and Salicional at 4' makes a perfect small diapason chorus for the choir. The Swell Coppel 4' can do an additional service at 8' on the great with 12 Gedackt notes in the bass. The Salicional 8' added to the great and the melodia 8' along with the Principal would imitate the French fonds de 8' with out tying up the couplers to do it.   My 2=A2,   Ron Severin  
(back) Subject: Re: MIDI or no, cont. (X-posted) From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 12:41:05 -0600   Bud, the best feature of the MIDI is the record-playback on some, if not most, models. I ended up doing a recital last year on a 3-manual Allen Renaissance. While none of the sounds are that memorable to me, it was great to be able to record myself, then walk around the room and listen to myself, and even to go to the console and pull on and off stops while the playback was occurring. It gave me a sense of independence - I didn't = need another organist there to play for me or to listen to me play so that I could judge the effect in various parts of the space.   Regards,   Glenda Sutton       ----- Original Message ----- From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> To: "+mailing list, ANGLICAN-MUSIC" <anglican-music@list.stsams.org>; "organchat" <organchat@egroups.com>; "pipechat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Sunday, February 18, 2001 10:26 PM Subject: MIDI or no, cont. (X-posted)     > I think it's important to understand the context ... > > Some (most) folks know what kind of church St. Matthew's is ... it's a > continuing Anglican parish that was formed to preserve traditional > Anglican worship and theology: the Anglican Missal, the 1928 Book of > Common Prayer, the 1940 Hymnal; the Articles of Religion and all THREE > Creeds, strict interpretation of the Scriptures according to the > Fathers, etc. > > This is a church that still insists on 100% beeswax for the altar > candles AND the Sanctuary lamp (have you priced 100% beeswax 7-day > Sanctuary candles lately??!!), hand-sewn pure linen for the Altar, > reverent hand washing ONLY of the Altar linens, done in SILENCE except > for the appropriate PRAYERS, etc. etc. etc. > > It's a particular mindset ... only the BEST, only the REAL, only the > TRADITIONAL, in ALL things. We will PROBABLY make provisions (at least > in the main church) for the use of CANDLES for lighting (grin) at > evening services. > > Yes, we'll have air-conditioning and heating and a modern kitchen and > flush toilets, BUT ... > > I really can't see this Rector (or his likely successors) accepting the > permanent use of electronic instruments in church, including MIDI > voices. > > God willing, we will end up with a fine little pipe organ ... as Mark > Checkley has pointed out, there are hundreds (if not thousands) of fine > little pipe organs all over England that do what they're supposed to do > (play the SERVICE) quite well with what our size-conscious American > organists would consider "limited" resources ... I would add "WITHOUT > the addition of MIDI" (grin). > > And, lest anyone fault us for wasting money on ourselves, I hasten to > add that the parish MORE than tithes its income to corporal works of > mercy. > > Cheers, > > Bud > > > "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: MIDI or no, cont. From: "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@arkansas.net> Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 13:00:35 -0600   Bud --   If I understand yours and St Matt's situation correctly, I find it difficult to believe that you would find use for MIDI beyond the possibility of using a sequencer to aid yourself in setting registrations, etc.   Really and truly (and I DO realize the risk I take by saying this here, where there will now no-doubt be a FLOOD of opinions to the contrary) a sequencer is the ONLY benefit of MIDI that I personally believe I would EVER wish to utilize. All the rest is just so many more gimmicks/geegaws, best left to those "instruments" which are already swimming in = silicon......   OK everybody -- fire away...!!! <lol>   Tim Bovard Little Rock AR          
(back) Subject: Organ Dedication by Lester Ackerman II From: <CdyVanpool@aol.com> Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 14:24:14 EST   On Sunday, February 18, I had the pleasure of attending an organ dedication, on the restored 2 manual Kilgen, given by Lester = Ackerman II, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Wichita Falls, Texas.   Mr. Ackerman played a very nice program and played it well.He spoke to the =   audience in a very nice manner and was very personable.His playing was = very clean and clear. His tempos were very clear also, not too fast...(except = for "Sleepers Awake"... I have NEVER heard it played that fast....<G>)...... = his registrations were varied and well thought out.   PROGRAM   A Trumpet Minuet ..... Alfred Hollins (1865-1942) II Chorale Preludes ..... J.S. Bach "Blessed Jesus, We Are Here" "Sleepers Awake, A Voice is Calling" Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor .... J.S. Bach "Praise to the Lord, the Almighty" ..... Hymn Congregation : Stanza 1 (standing) Organ : "Praise to the Lord" ....... J.G. Walther (1684 - 1748) Congregation : Stanza 2 (seated) Organ : "Praise to the Lord" ....... Gerhard Krapf (b. 1924) Congregation : Stanza 3 (seated) Organ : "Praise to the Lord"..... David Cherwien (b. 1957) Congregation : Stanza 4 (Standing)   AN INTERVAL   Carillon de Westminster ...... Vierne Three pieces by American Composers : Les Petites Cloches ( The Little Bells) ..... Richard Purvis Toccata Basse Op.29, No.2 ....... Robert Bedell Paean on "Hyfrydol" ...... Alec Wyton ( He became an American citizen) From Symphony No. 5 .......Widor IV Adagio V Toccata   This Kilgen organ was built in 1950 and installed at the Methodist Temple, =   Evansville, Indiana. The organ was removed by the Miller Pipe Organ Co. = and installed in the choir loft of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Wichita = Falls. The organ is voiced on 6'' of pressure for a moderate size church. There = are a total of 11 wind chests. The Swell and Great hold the bulk of the 1277 pipes while the remaining chests are fairly small and hold the pedal pipes =   and lower octaves of some of the manual stops. The action is electro- pneumatic and the entire organ is under single expression. The console is = at the front of the sanctuary.   Stop List   GREAT Diapason 8 Hohlflote 8 Dulciana 8 Principal 4 Twelfth 2 2/3 Fifeenth 2 Tremulant Chimes - Tubular bells installed in 2000 Zybelstern - 11 bells installed in 2000   SWELL Rohr Bourdon 16 Geigen Diapason 8 Rohrflote 8 Viole de Gambe 8 Viole Celeste 8 Flute Harmonic 4 Plein Jeu III Oboe 8 Trompette 8 Tremulant   PEDAL   Major Bass 16 Bourdon 16 Rohr Bourdon 16 Octave 8 Bass Flute 8 Rohrflote 8 Super Octave 4 Blockflote 4 Trombone 16   COUPLERS Sw & Gt to Ped 8 Sw & Gt to Ped 4 Sw to Gt 16,8 & 4 Gt to Gt 16 Gt Unison off Gt to Gt 4 Sw to Sw 16 Sw Unison off Sw to Sw 4   The organ sounded very nice in this room ... not too loud... and not = shrill at all. ( In fact, I would have liked just a TINY bit more mixture on full =   organ...but just a bump... no more.... or leave it alone!)   In talking with Mr. Ackerman, found out we had studied with some of the = same people over the years....   Very nice Sunday afternoon,   Van Vanpool, organist FUMC, Bowie, Texas          
(back) Subject: Olivier Latry to play in Fort Worth, Texas (X-posted) From: "Elders, Craig" <c.elders@tcu.edu> Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 14:40:39 -0600     OLIVIER LATRY, titular organists of The Cathedral of Notre Dame, Paris to play in Fort Worth, Texas.   What do some church organists across the United States have in common with thirteen Fulbright scholars, two Rotary International scholars, one German Government scholar and a private foundation scholar, each of who studied abroad? They were all students of Emmet G. Smith, TCU Herndon Professor = of Music Emeritus. During his forty-five year career as TCU professor of = organ and church music, devoted to creating first-rate organists and church musicians by developing each individuals student's talent to its maximum potential, he also took groups of organ students for summer study with = major European organists and to hear and play historic pipe organs.   A number of former students have worked with Mr. Smith and TCU to develop = a program that would befit Emmet Smith's legacy as a proponent of = appropriate and effective music in worship, especially music for the historically recognized instrument of the church, the pipe organ. Accordingly, the = Emmet G. Smith Endowment Fund has been established as a permanent endowment = within the TCU Endowment Fund. The earnings from this fund, instituted with an initial gift of $25,000.00, will provide money for biennial symposia.   This presentation of OLIVIER LATRY will take place on Friday, March 2, = 2001 (7:30 p.m.) at St. Stephen Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth, Texas and is the first event sponsored by this newly-established endowment fund. We = urge you to be present to hear this world-famous organist. The recital and reception are free and open to the public.   We hope that you will make plans to be present for this event honoring = Emmet Smith and the legacy of his long teaching career.   .......... The above was from a copy of an announcement about the recital. =   Yell if you have any questions or comments and I will get back to you.   Craig Elders Texas Christian University Fort Worth, Texas   PS - I was never one of Emmet's Fulbright scholars!!!  
(back) Subject: Re: MIDI or no, cont. (X-posted) From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 17:51:45 EST     --part1_e4.11392311.27c2fd81_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 2/19/01 6:40:58 PM !!!First Boot!!!, gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com writes:     > . It gave me a sense of independence - I didn't need > another organist there to play for me or to listen to me play so that I > could judge the effect in various parts of the space. > >   ..... and not only that, you could play it while your straightening = hymnals in the nave!!! Bruce ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/   --part1_e4.11392311.27c2fd81_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0">In a message dated 2/19/01 6:40:58 PM !!!First = Boot!!!, <BR>gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">. &nbsp;It gave me = a sense of independence - I didn't need <BR>another organist there to play for me or to listen to me play so that = I <BR>could judge the effect in various parts of the space. <BR> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> <BR>.... and not only that, you could play it while your straightening = hymnals in <BR>the nave!!! <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#0000a0" SIZE=3D5 FAMILY=3D"DECORATIVE" = FACE=3D"Tempus Sans ITC" LANG=3D"0"><I>Bruce = &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;~ &nbsp;</FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#0000a0" = SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SERIF" FACE=3D"Calisto MT" = LANG=3D"0">Cremona502@cs.com</FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#0000a0" SIZE=3D5 = FAMILY=3D"DECORATIVE" FACE=3D"Tempus Sans ITC" LANG=3D"0"> &nbsp; <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#0000a0" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SERIF" = FACE=3D"Calisto MT" LANG=3D"0">with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest = ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" <BR>Visit Howling Acres at = &nbsp;&nbsp;http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/</I></FONT></HTML>   --part1_e4.11392311.27c2fd81_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: MIDI or no, cont. From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 17:54:47 EST     --part1_a6.10368510.27c2fe37_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 2/19/01 6:59:17 PM !!!First Boot!!!, = tmbovard@arkansas.net writes:     > Really and truly (and I DO realize the risk I take by saying this here, > where there will now no-doubt be a FLOOD of opinions to the contrary) a > sequencer is the ONLY benefit of MIDI that I personally believe I would > EVER wish to utilize.   Do you mean the "thingy" that lets you use one piston button to go through =   all combinations in sequence, ex, for a recital? I can't imagine using that for service playing. Play back would be useful for practicing anthems, processions, and voluntaries, and if you're really "hip", auto-communion music. Bruce ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/   --part1_a6.10368510.27c2fe37_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0">In a message dated 2/19/01 6:59:17 PM !!!First = Boot!!!, tmbovard@arkansas.net <BR>writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">Really and truly = (and I DO realize the risk I take by saying this here, <BR>where there will now no-doubt be a FLOOD of opinions to the contrary) = a <BR>sequencer is the ONLY benefit of MIDI that I personally believe I = would <BR>EVER wish to utilize. &nbsp;</FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 = FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> <BR>Do you mean the "thingy" that lets you use one piston button to go = through <BR>all combinations in sequence, ex, for a recital? &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;I = can't imagine using <BR>that for service playing. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Play back would be useful = for practicing <BR>anthems, processions, and voluntaries, and if you're really "hip", <BR>auto-communion music. <BR> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#0000a0" SIZE=3D5 FAMILY=3D"DECORATIVE" = FACE=3D"Tempus Sans ITC" LANG=3D"0"><I>Bruce = &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;~ &nbsp;</FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#0000a0" = SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SERIF" FACE=3D"Calisto MT" = LANG=3D"0">Cremona502@cs.com</FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#0000a0" SIZE=3D5 = FAMILY=3D"DECORATIVE" FACE=3D"Tempus Sans ITC" LANG=3D"0"> &nbsp; <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#0000a0" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SERIF" = FACE=3D"Calisto MT" LANG=3D"0">with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest = ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" <BR>Visit Howling Acres at = &nbsp;&nbsp;http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/</I></FONT></HTML>   --part1_a6.10368510.27c2fe37_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: MIDI or no, cont. From: "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@arkansas.net> Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 18:10:12 -0600   --=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D_2053262= =3D=3D_.ALT Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"us-ascii"   At 2/19/01 05:54 PM, Bruce wrote: >Do you mean the "thingy" that lets you use one piston button to go = through >all combinations in sequence, ex, for a recital?   No, Bruce -- not a "piston sequencer". I don't believe Bud's new organ is destined to be large enough to have so many pistons that such a device = would be needed, nor do I believe the organ is intended for such a busy = concert/recital usage as to make the device practical.   The sequencer I speak of is a rather standard record/playback device, = capable of remembering any given performance one plays into it, so that one could listen to oneself play on any given (experimental?) registration from the actual perspective of the listeners in the nave of the church. Very handy = for determining the proper balances and etc (especally in installations where = a console and organ are in a loft, while the audience is on the main floor = below, as I understand Bud's new organ is to be.)   Record/playback sequencers are also capable of impressing the H*** out of children that might be interested or curious about the organ...! Have something 'loud and busy' stored in the memory of the device -- start it = while the kids are watching -- then get up and walk away from the console as the organ continues to play!! Their eyes get wide as dinner plates!!! <g>   Tim           --=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D_2053262= =3D=3D_.ALT Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"us-ascii"   <html> At 2/19/01 05:54 PM, Bruce wrote: <br> <font size=3D2>&gt;Do you mean the &quot;thingy&quot; that lets you use = one piston button to go through <br> &gt;all combinations in sequence, ex, for a recital?&nbsp; <br> <br> No, Bruce -- not a &quot;piston sequencer&quot;.&nbsp; I don't believe Bud's new organ is destined to be large enough to have so many pistons that such a device would be needed, nor do I believe the organ is intended for such a busy concert/recital usage as to make the device practical.&nbsp; <br> <br> The sequencer I speak of is a rather standard record/playback device, capable of remembering any given performance one plays into it, so that one could listen to oneself play on any given (experimental?) registration from the actual perspective of the listeners in the nave of the church.&nbsp; Very handy for determining the proper balances and etc (especally in installations where a console and organ are in a loft, while the audience is on the main floor below, as I understand Bud's new organ is to be.)<br> <br> Record/playback sequencers are also capable of impressing the H*** out of children that might be interested or curious about the organ...!&nbsp; Have something 'loud and busy' stored in the memory of the device -- start it while the kids are watching -- then get up and walk away from the console as the organ continues to play!!&nbsp; Their eyes get wide as dinner plates!!! &lt;g&gt;<br> <br> Tim<br> <br> &nbsp; <br> <br> <br> <br> </font></html>   --=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D_2053262= =3D=3D_.ALT--