PipeChat Digest #1758 - Thursday, January 11, 2001
 
Chicago International Organ Festival 2001     (Please Pass this i	nformat
  by "Cole Carroll" <CCole@fourthchurch.org>
Re: Skinner at Severance Hall on Radio - more or less
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Feb 18 Severance Concert
  by "mike" <mike3247@earthlink.net>
Re: Feb 18 Severance Concert
  by <DudelK@aol.com>
What Has The Situation Come To?
  by "Paul R. Swank" <prswank@bellatlantic.net>
Amplified Reed WurliTzer w/ real pipes?
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
Re: Feb 18 Severance Concert
  by "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu>
Re: What Has The Situation Come To?
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com>
Re: Feb 18 Severance Concert
  by "Jerald Marshall" <marshallduet@ameritech.net>
Re: Feb 18 Severance Concert
  by "mike" <mike3247@earthlink.net>
Re: anthems on particular Gospel readings (X-posted)
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com>
Re: News of Marie Claire Alain
  by "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org>
Re: Feb 18 Severance Concert
  by "mike" <mike3247@earthlink.net>
Helen Dell (Was Re: Ann Leaf)
  by "Shirley" <pnst@earthlink.net>
Re: Feb 18 Severance Concert
  by "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu>
Re: What Has The Situation Come To?
  by "Jim" <bald1@prodigy.net>
Music List
  by "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu>
Re: What Has The Situation Come To?
  by <Gamelpt@aol.com>
Re: Ann Leaf (cross-posted)
  by "M. Hackett" <mikehack@u.washington.edu>
Re: Ann Leaf / Mainland CN Theatre Organs
  by "M. Hackett" <mikehack@u.washington.edu>
Re: new subject----baroque short-length reeds
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Feb 18 Severance Concert
  by "Mack" <dm726@delphi.com>
Re: What Has The Situation Come To?
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Chicago International Organ Festival 2001 (Please Pass this i nformation on to your friends, students and colleagues.) From: "Cole Carroll" <CCole@fourthchurch.org> Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 17:17:11 -0600   The Chicago International Organ Festival 2001 The Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago 126 East Chestnut Street Chicago, Illinois 60611-2094 312.787.2729, ext. 252 1971 Aeolian Skinner Organ, Opus 1516 4 manuals 126 ranks   18 - 20 February 2001 "Self-Portraits: The Composer as Performer" This year's festival will feature international artists performing their = own compositions in concert.     Pre-Festival Concert Saturday, 17 February 7:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of organ music as Chicago composers perform their own compositions. Frank Ferko, assisted by Jeremy Ruthrauff, saxophone Aaron David Miller Richard Webster, assisted by Kevin Hartman, trumpet   A free-will offering will be received.   Sunday, 18 February 3:00 p.m. Dan Locklair Premier of Commissioned Work   Monday, 19 February 7:30 p.m. Jean Guillou with Improvisation   Tuesday, 20 February 7:30 p.m. John Weaver assisted by Marianne Weaver, flute Premier of Commissioned Work   Suggested Donations: Individual Concerts: $15 / $12 (students and seniors) All Three Concerts: $35 / $25 (students and seniors)   A reception will follow each concert. Recordings and printed scores by all artists will be available for purchase. To order tickets, contact Wannida Scott by e-mail: = wscott@fourthchurch.org. Visa and Mastercard accepted.   Fourth Presbyterian Church Department of Music and Arts John W. W. Sherer, <mailto:jsherer@fourthchurch.org> Organist and Director of Music Mary Theresa Reed, <mailto:mtreed@fourthchurch.org> Director of Children's and Youth Choirs C. Carroll Cole, <mailto:ccole@fourthchurch.org> Arts Administrator Wannida Scott, <mailto:wscott@fourthchurch.org> Administrative Assistant Visit Chicago during Winter Delights for fun, savings and fabulous organ music! For hotels, check out http://www.winterdelights.com/hotels.html   For discount value cards, check out http://www.winterdelights.com/alloffers.html For maps and transportation, check out http://www.winterdelights.com/transportation.html   C. Carroll Cole Arts Administrator Fourth Presbyterian Church 126 East Chestnut Street Chicago, IL 60611-2094 312.787.2729, ext. 252 facsimile: 312.787.4584 ccole@fourthchurch.org <http://www.fourthchurch.org>      
(back) Subject: Re: Skinner at Severance Hall on Radio - more or less From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 19:00:57 -0600   At 10:05 AM -0500 1/10/01, John Vanderlee wrote: >wonderful program going on right now on WMHT which carries "Performance = Today" >The story of the rededication of the big Skinner in Cleveland, Ohio. > >John V > >they did cut it a bit short though. But at least it was ORGAN on the = radio. >The station also carries "Pipe Dreams" on sunday.   We were listening to "Performance Today" this morning at the shop and it was nice to hear them talk about the Skinner. BUT, they started the Dupre piece part way through and then insisted to talk throughout most of the performance.   i am going to send them an email thanking them for mentioning the organ but also complaining about the talking over the music. They didn't seem to do that when they were playing the Mendelssohn "Italian" Symphony earlier in the broadcast.   David  
(back) Subject: Feb 18 Severance Concert From: "mike" <mike3247@earthlink.net> Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 20:19:56 -0500   Mike Gettelman wrote:   I seem to have infected several of my normally non-organ friends with the excitement over the refurbished Skinner Organ at Severance Hall, and they have commanded me to order them tickets for the Feb 18 concert featuring Dame Jillian Weir. I assured them I would accomplish the task on their behalf, but came up short when they asked me what she will play. Now I personally do not really care what music is performed because I just want to hear the organ period. But in all correctness and candor to my friends, I need to ask The List if anybody knows the program or can direct me to the site where this information can be had. If I am to be successful in our sacred quest to recruit all possible new pipe organ supporters, I must be prepared to answer their questions with some sort of respectable authority. In advance, allow me to say that your kind assistance is appreciated, and I promise to be a better informed representative in the future.   Cheers Mike    
(back) Subject: Re: Feb 18 Severance Concert From: <DudelK@aol.com> Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 20:30:39 EST   Try the Karen McFarlane Artists website: www.concertorganists.com  
(back) Subject: What Has The Situation Come To? From: "Paul R. Swank" <prswank@bellatlantic.net> Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 20:38:21 -0500   Here's a classified ad from today's local community paper:   "HELP WANTED   ORGANIST AND CUSTODIAN for duties in church, located in the heart of (name =   of community). Salary negotiable. Mail resume to P.O. Box XXX."   Hopefully, the church wants two people, or we had better be alert to = having our job descriptions expanded. There is no indication of what = denomination the church is, and they apparently don't want to divulge it openly, or the =   ad would have stated it.   Maybe I'll apply, just for fun. And get my dustpan and broom ready.   Paul R. Swank Organist/Choirmaster (Retired) Christ Lutheran Church-LCMS Baltimore, MD.    
(back) Subject: Amplified Reed WurliTzer w/ real pipes? From: <DRAWKNOB@aol.com> Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 20:31:09 EST   Hello everyone,   I have a question which may seem "out there", but here it goes...   I have a WurliTzer 4602 amplified reed organ in my home -- is it possible and/or worthwhile to add a rank or two of real pipes to it? I have access = to a few ranks of old pipes and I have a small old reservoir. I also have 3 tilt tabs on the console which are for all practical purposes that are prepared for something not in use or even installed. I have the knowledge =   and ability to build my own windchest/toe boards/rack boards/etc; however, = I have questions about the winding... Could I tap into the reed box for the =   wind? Would that upset the balance/pressure there? Or should I get a = small independent blower for the pipes?   Any and all advice/suggestions are appreciated.   Thanks,   John  
(back) Subject: Re: Feb 18 Severance Concert From: "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu> Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 20:39:33 -0500   > Mike Gettelman wrote: > >I seem to have infected several of my normally non-organ friends with >the excitement over the refurbished Skinner Organ at Severance Hall, and >they have commanded me to order them tickets for the Feb 18 concert >featuring Dame Jillian Weir.   Can you tell me what time the concert is and the dates of other organ concerts at Severance Hall this season?   Thanks,   Randy Runyon organist, Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati runyonr@muohio.edu      
(back) Subject: Re: What Has The Situation Come To? From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 19:57:31 -0600   Be careful - that might be my church! (Did I sweep the floor last week? = Are they looking for a replacement?)   Glenda Sutton   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Paul R. Swank" <prswank@bellatlantic.net>   > "HELP WANTED > > ORGANIST AND CUSTODIAN for duties in church, located in the heart of = (name > of community). Salary negotiable. Mail resume to P.O. Box XXX."        
(back) Subject: Re: Feb 18 Severance Concert From: "Jerald Marshall" <marshallduet@ameritech.net> Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 20:55:39 -0500   Randy,   Gillian Weir Concert: Sunday, Feb.18 at 2:00 p.m.   Thomas Murray Sunday, March 11 at 2:00 p.m.   Todd Wilson (The Phantom of the Opera) Friday, April 13 at 8:00 p.m.   These are the Norton Organ Recital Series ( 3 concerts at Severance )   Jerry     ----- Original Message ----- From: "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2001 8:39 PM Subject: Re: Feb 18 Severance Concert     > > Mike Gettelman wrote: > > > >I seem to have infected several of my normally non-organ friends with > >the excitement over the refurbished Skinner Organ at Severance Hall, = and > >they have commanded me to order them tickets for the Feb 18 concert > >featuring Dame Jillian Weir. > > Can you tell me what time the concert is and the dates of other organ > concerts at Severance Hall this season? > > Thanks, > > Randy Runyon > organist, Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati > runyonr@muohio.edu > > > > "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: Feb 18 Severance Concert From: "mike" <mike3247@earthlink.net> Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 21:01:13 -0500   Mike Gettelman wrote:   Hi Randy,   Here goes.   The Feb. 18 concert is at 2pm, the next concert featuring Thomas Murray is March 11 at 2pm, and the third in that series featuring Todd Wilson is on Good Friday, April 13 at 8pm.   You are most welcome, Mike   Randolph Runyon wrote:   > > Mike Gettelman wrote: > > > >I seem to have infected several of my normally non-organ friends with > >the excitement over the refurbished Skinner Organ at Severance Hall, = and > >they have commanded me to order them tickets for the Feb 18 concert > >featuring Dame Jillian Weir. > > Can you tell me what time the concert is and the dates of other organ > concerts at Severance Hall this season? > > Thanks, > > Randy Runyon > organist, Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati > runyonr@muohio.edu > > "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: anthems on particular Gospel readings (X-posted) From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 20:03:04 -0600   I am interested in expanding Bud's inquiry to find out what preludes/postludes people are playing for the various Sundays during the season of Epiphany. I've been drawing blanks for some of these services, and have just begun this year to list in writing what I do for each = service to remind myself in years to come.   Glenda Sutton   ----- Original Message ----- From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> I'm looking ahead, and sorta drawing a blank for the next few weeks ... = does anybody have suggestions of easy (and easy-to-find) anthems on the = following (we use the old one-year lectionary):   Epiphany 3 - the marriage in Cana   Epiphany 4 - the centurion's servant and/or the Preservation of the American Episcopate, which falls on Epiphany 4 this year ... themes: orthodoxy, the Great Commission, etc. ...   Septuagesima - the parable of the labourers in the vineyard   Sexagesima - the parable of the sower   Quinquagesima - "though I speak with the tongues of men" (Epistle) and/or "Behold, we go up to Jerusalem" (Gospel), which also includes the healing = of the blind man at Jericho        
(back) Subject: Re: News of Marie Claire Alain From: "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org> Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 21:03:27 -0500   > Sorry List. I intended this to go to Mander only.   No harm done and certainly others on the list would like the know the same =   info.   Cheers, TommyLee    
(back) Subject: Re: Feb 18 Severance Concert From: "mike" <mike3247@earthlink.net> Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 21:04:18 -0500   Mike Gettelman wrote:   Ahhh Jerry, you beat me to it, and I was trying so hard. lol   Mike   Jerald Marshall wrote:   > Randy, > > Gillian Weir Concert: > Sunday, Feb.18 at 2:00 p.m. > > Thomas Murray > Sunday, March 11 at 2:00 p.m. > > Todd Wilson (The Phantom of the Opera) > Friday, April 13 at 8:00 p.m. > > These are the Norton Organ Recital Series ( 3 concerts at Severance ) > > Jerry > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu> > To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2001 8:39 PM > Subject: Re: Feb 18 Severance Concert > > > > Mike Gettelman wrote: > > > > > >I seem to have infected several of my normally non-organ friends with > > >the excitement over the refurbished Skinner Organ at Severance Hall, = and > > >they have commanded me to order them tickets for the Feb 18 concert > > >featuring Dame Jillian Weir. > > > > Can you tell me what time the concert is and the dates of other organ > > concerts at Severance Hall this season? > > > > Thanks, > > > > Randy Runyon > > organist, Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati > > runyonr@muohio.edu > > > > > > > > "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 > > > > > > "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: Helen Dell (Was Re: Ann Leaf) From: "Shirley" <pnst@earthlink.net> Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 20:50:44 -0500   At 10:23 PM 01/09/2001 -0600, you wrote: >Sorry to advise that Theatre Organ Magazine carried Ann Leaf on their >Closing Chord Page in the July 1995 Issue.     While we're on this, how about Helen Dell?   --Shirley    
(back) Subject: Re: Feb 18 Severance Concert From: "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu> Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 21:10:10 -0500   Many thanks, Jerald and Mike, for the concert dates and times!   Randy Runyon organist, Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati runyonr@muohio.edu      
(back) Subject: Re: What Has The Situation Come To? From: "Jim" <bald1@prodigy.net> Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 20:30:06 -0600   clean up your own mess so to speak   Jim H   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Paul R. Swank" <prswank@bellatlantic.net> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2001 7:38 PM Subject: What Has The Situation Come To?     > Here's a classified ad from today's local community paper: > > "HELP WANTED > > ORGANIST AND CUSTODIAN for duties in church, located in the heart of = (name > > Maybe I'll apply, just for fun. And get my dustpan and broom ready. > > Paul R. Swank > Organist/Choirmaster (Retired) > Christ Lutheran Church-LCMS > Baltimore, MD. > > > "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: Music List From: "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu> Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 21:28:25 -0500   Immanuel Presbyterian Church Cincinnati   January 7, 2001   Prelude: Preludes: Oh, Enter, Lord, Thy Temple J.L. Krebs The Evening Star Louis Vierne Choral Introit: Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light J.S. Bach Anthem: Kings in Glory Martin Shaw Offertory: Great Is Thy Faithfulness = Diane Bish Postlude: Toccata on the March of the Magi Kings Pierre Cochereau   The choir director thought we were going to be epiphanic and chose his music accordingly; so did I, with the Vierne and Cochereau. The guest preacher touched lightly on the Baptism of Jesus, making no mention of = rois mages. He chose the hymns and they had nothing to do with either baptism or epiphany. It's just as well I can't remember what they were, because = it would be embarrassing to list them, given how inappropriate they were to anything remotely seasonal. Aargh!!   Randy Runyon organist, Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati runyonr@muohio.edu      
(back) Subject: Re: What Has The Situation Come To? From: <Gamelpt@aol.com> Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 21:31:50 EST     --part1_f8.6730feb.278e7516_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Organist and Church Custodian: A position which one must mind their "keys = and pews"! John Gamel Philadelphia, PA   --part1_f8.6730feb.278e7516_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>Organist and Church = Custodian: A position which one must mind their "keys and <BR>pews"! <BR>John Gamel <BR>Philadelphia, PA</FONT></HTML>   --part1_f8.6730feb.278e7516_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Ann Leaf (cross-posted) From: "M. Hackett" <mikehack@u.washington.edu> Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 18:45:11 -0800 (PST)     Ann Leaf and Gaylord Carter were featured on the US TV show Entertainment Tonight sometime from 1986 - 1989, if my memory serves 1988.   Gaylord was playing Intolerance (1916), Ann Leaf (?).   ET did not do an obit on Gaylord Carter ...   PS : I would see Andy Crow at my usual silent film venue ... but the 20hrs program is not logistically easy for me to get to and from for all the shows, sad in that Puget Sound (Seattle Region) is going into a 40% rate hike for currents electric.   MP   > Sorry to advise that Theatre Organ Magazine carried Ann Leaf on their > Closing Chord Page in the July 1995 Issue.    
(back) Subject: Re: Ann Leaf / Mainland CN Theatre Organs From: "M. Hackett" <mikehack@u.washington.edu> Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 19:02:43 -0800 (PST)     Ann Leaf / Mainland CN Theatre Organs   I have not seen an organ in a mainland China in concert theatres ...   Well, in CN Ping Pong is a big sport ...   That said, she would have made a good 'ping pong' diplomat a la NIXON IN CHINA ... (a nice little opera)   PS : Have any of you organists done any Jon Liefs organ stuff (a la film TEARS OF STONE?)       > > some information on Theatre Organist Ann Leaf. > > Well, here's an obscure fact. She was a "killer" ping-pong player. On = a > most charming visit with her at her home in Los Angeles way back in the = early > 1970s I fondly recall a rather heated match at her well-used table = setup. > She trounced me every point . . . and I finally figured it out how. It = was > because I could not what spin she would put on the ball. Since Ann was = very > (and I emphasize the very) diminutive in stature, she played literally = eye > level to the table edge with hands way below line of sight. Quite > ungentlemanly of me was the only successful solution to my desire to = score at > least one point: I found the only way was to place a return ball to the = side > corner of the net, and then to place the followup return to the exact > opposite.one. Reaching for the second return was out of the question . = . . > and she couldn't run around the table fast enough to complete the = followup.              
(back) Subject: Re: new subject----baroque short-length reeds From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 22:35:32 EST     --part1_b0.ed68497.278e8404_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   I really like these reeds and consider them distinctive and unique to the pipe organ. While beautiful imitative orchestral reeds are beautiful, the =   unique colour of the short-resonator reeds is unparalleled. We only = have one at Holy Trinity, a Schalmey, and it is fun, albeit lonesome!   Bruce Cornely ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo Bohawow!" Visit Howling Acres at < Ourworld.cs.com/Brucon502 >   --part1_b0.ed68497.278e8404_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>I really like these = reeds and consider them distinctive and unique to the <BR>pipe organ. = &nbsp;While beautiful imitative orchestral reeds are beautiful, the = <BR>unique colour of the short-resonator reeds is unparalleled. = &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;We only have <BR>one at Holy Trinity, a Schalmey, = and it is fun, albeit lonesome! <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>Visit Howling Acres at &lt; &nbsp;Ourworld.cs.com/Brucon502 = &nbsp;&gt;</FONT></HTML>   --part1_b0.ed68497.278e8404_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Feb 18 Severance Concert From: "Mack" <dm726@delphi.com> Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 23:50:01 -0500   Does anyone know it these concerts will be broadcast via the web ??   Is any station with webcasting abilities still going to broadcast the dedication concert again?   Thanks, Mack    
(back) Subject: Re: What Has The Situation Come To? From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 00:36:56 EST   The organist after the postlude must now say, "Let us Spray" Ron