PipeChat Digest #1841 - Monday, February 26, 2001
 
Johnson Organ Concert
  by "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com>
Tallahassee AGO Organ Crawl
  by "Will Scarboro" <whs1325@garnet.acns.fsu.edu>
Re: Tallahassee AGO Organ Crawl
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com>
Re: Johnson Organ Concert
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
one of those days ... St. Matthew's-in-Surf-City, CA - Quinquagesima  (X-
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
 

(back) Subject: Johnson Organ Concert From: "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com> Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2001 06:53:58 -0500   Nice to know there is a Johnson pipe organ in Florida, and that your organ concert is in memory of Alan Laufman. Wish I could come but my month in Florida is over, and the weather is atrocious in Mass. Judy Ollikkala  
(back) Subject: Tallahassee AGO Organ Crawl From: "Will Scarboro" <whs1325@garnet.acns.fsu.edu> Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2001 10:04:32 -0500     Dear List,   Yesterday the Tallahassee chapter of the AGO went on an organ crawl in Thomasville and Cairo, Georgia. We met at 8:30 in the parking lot of St. John's Church in Tallahassee to car pool for the 20 mile drive up to Thomasville. Our first stop was 1st Methodist Church on Broad Street. The 1880's church building was composed of bricks of different colors creating =   a very ornate and Victorian looking building. The inside of the church was =   also intact complete with a 1970's replica of a Victorian carpet pattern. The organ was a 1950 Moller rebuild and expanded by them in 1973. The = three manual instrument was very nice and except for a little too much chiff = from the pipes, the voicing was very nice. The casework although of modern design fit the church nicely, among its notable features were three carvings made by a church member of two angles with trumpets and a lyre.   Next a short three block walk brought us to 1st Baptist church and their large 1985 Holtkamp. Studying organ at FSU I've become quiet familiar with =   Holtkamp organs, but this one was the largest I've ever played. Having about 60 ranks over three manuals the organ was quite nice. The pipes were =   all exposed in the front with the Choir and Swell boxes on each side, the Great was in the middle with the copper "Fanfara" trumpets below. I had not played a Holtkamp electric action organ (except for our little Martini =   organ) before and the only bad thing that I found was that the key action was a bit "spongy". But overall this organ was wonderful, and we all enjoyed trying it out.   The next organ on our crawl was the 22 rank 1970 Schantz organ at 1st Presbyterian Church. The building built about the same time as 1st Methodist was also intact in nearly original condition. The organ was a nice smaller two manual church organ. The organ was well voiced to the room and had some nice duplexing that made it very versatile and useful = for service playing.   A short drive from the Presbyterian church brought us to All Saints Episcopal Church and their recently built Schleuter organ. The wood frame building had originally been the Catholic church and was bought and moved to its present location. The organ a small 11 rank organ sat up in the = back balcony with the organist mer feet from it. The organ was very loud from the console but down in the church it sounded quite nice. Our group was amazed by the Midi recorder of this organ which records and re-plays the organ. It is quite a useful tool to check the balance of the organ, especially since the organ is so loud at the console.   We stopped for lunch at Thomasville's Market Diner to enjoy some real old =   southern food before driving the short distance to Cairo.   In Cairo ( K - row) we saw a recently build 1998 Reuter organ at 1st Methodist Church. The organ was very nice all in chambers except for the Principal 8'. Again this organ was built for the church service in mind = and contained some very useful duplexing over two manuals. The voicing was quite nice and we all enjoyed playing it, and I enjoyed blasting the = people out as they put their heads in the chamber (Hey, they asked me to do = this!! :-) ).   Overall, all of the organs we saw were nice instruments and the trip was enjoyed by all who participated.   Sincerely,   Will Scarboro      
(back) Subject: Re: Tallahassee AGO Organ Crawl From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2001 13:53:56 -0600   Just how old was that food, Will?   Just kidding (but if you have a personal injury lawsuit against the diner, call me),   Glenda Sutton   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Will Scarboro" <whs1325@garnet.acns.fsu.edu> > > We stopped for lunch at Thomasville's Market Diner to enjoy some real = old > southern food before driving the short distance to Cairo.        
(back) Subject: Re: Johnson Organ Concert From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2001 19:25:55 EST     --part1_fb.121f4382.27cafc93_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 2/25/01 11:56:32 AM !!!First Boot!!!, 71431.2534@compuserve.com writes:     > Nice to know there is a Johnson pipe organ in Florida, and that your = organ > concert is in memory of Alan Laufman. Wish I could come but my month in > Florida is over, and the weather is atrocious in Mass. >   The recital went well and the organ is wonderful. The only problem is = that in someon's great wisdom, they just had to have a 2' Principal and a 2rk mixture, which were added to the back of the Great chest, on a double draw =   slider. This extends out over the walk board between the Grea and Swell, =   leaving NO room for access to tune. People should be drawn and = quartered for this. It is so irritating. Worst of all, it isn't necessary!   Bruce ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/   --part1_fb.121f4382.27cafc93_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>In a message dated = 2/25/01 11:56:32 AM !!!First Boot!!!, <BR>71431.2534@compuserve.com writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">Nice to know there = is a Johnson pipe organ in Florida, and that your organ <BR>concert is in memory of Alan Laufman. Wish I could come but my month = in <BR>Florida is over, and the weather is atrocious in Mass. <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>The recital went well and the organ is wonderful. &nbsp;&nbsp;The only = problem is that <BR>in someon's great wisdom, they just had to have a 2' Principal and a = 2rk <BR>mixture, which were added to the back of the Great chest, on a double = draw <BR>slider. &nbsp;&nbsp;This extends out over the walk board between the = Grea and Swell, <BR>leaving NO room for access to tune. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;People should be = drawn and quartered <BR>for this. &nbsp;It is so irritating. &nbsp;&nbsp;Worst of all, it = isn't necessary! <BR> <BR>Bruce &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;~ &nbsp;Cremona502@cs.com &nbsp; <BR>with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" <BR>Visit Howling Acres at = &nbsp;&nbsp;http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/</FONT></HTML>   --part1_fb.121f4382.27cafc93_boundary--  
(back) Subject: one of those days ... St. Matthew's-in-Surf-City, CA - Quinquagesima (X-posted) From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2001 16:51:28 -0800   I forgot my playing glasses ... improvised the voluntaries at the early Mass, and played the whole service from memory (!). Couldn't see the stops, couldn't see the hymnal ... nada. KNEW I couldn't get through the High Mass ... fortunately a choir member lives near my house, so I called him and he picked up the glasses for me in time for choir practice at 9:30.   QUINQUAGESIMA - HIGH MASS AT 10:30 a.m.   Voluntary - "Ubi caritas" - Benoit (we had "though I speak with the tongues of men" today for the Epistle) Processional - "Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life" - Gardiner Introit - "Esto mihi" - Dr. Willan Kyrie - Merbecke Gradual Psalm 23 - "Dominus regit me" - double chant - Wesley in F Anthem - "Come Unto Me" - some forgotten Victorian composer (grin) For the Doxology - "All Things Come Of Thee" - traditional Sanctus - Merbecke Amen - Missa Marialis Agnus - Merbecke Communion - "Ecce ascendimus Hierosolyma" - Dr. Willan (not according to the Missal ... taken from the Gospel of the Day) Communion Hymns (1) "Let Thy Blood In Mercy Poured" - Luis (2) "I Am Not Worthy, Holy Lord - Durham Orison - "Day By Day" - Sumner Recessional - "Love Divine" - Hyfrydol Voluntary - Improvisation on Hyfrydol - Yr. Humble Servant (THAT at least was PLANNED)   Natasha's nine or ten year old brother played the organ during Communion .... I wondered how he was going to manage it ... when he handed me the music, he had on an acolyte's robe. Sure enough, when it came time, he scooted down the side aisle from the Sanctuary. He's about as big as a minute ... he played the piece STANDING on the pedals (grin) ... the bench is too low for him ... very poised, very musical playing ... the slow movement from some 18th century sonata. ALL the kids in that family are AMAZING ... they're home-schooled, and they're ALL smart as whips, while at the same time managing to be normal kids.   Of your charity, please pray for my 75-year-old mezzo, Mary ... she was hospitalized this week with heart problems. She's SO frail ... but she's DETERMINED to live to sing the solo in Schilling's "Christ Our Passover" ONE more Easter. *I* told her she could stop singing solos when she's *eighty* (grin). She's still got it ...   Cheers,   Bud