PipeChat Digest #2186 - Sunday, July 1, 2001
 
Re: Plainsong for a wedding
  by "Stephen Barker" <steve@ststephenscanterbury.freeserve.co.uk>
More requests for things...
  by "Stephen Barker" <steve@ststephenscanterbury.freeserve.co.uk>
Re: Dan's Errors
  by "douglas morgan" <dkmorgan76209@yahoo.com>
Moller-Allen Organs
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
Re: Dan's Errors
  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <organist@total.net>
Re: Dan's Errors
  by "Bob Elms" <elmsr@albanyis.com.au>
RE: Dan's Errors
  by "Dan Gawthrop" <Gawthrop@dunstanhouse.com>
Re: Dan's Errors
  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <organist@total.net>
Re: Dan's Errors
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com>
Dwight Thomas and Wurlitzer Wow Florida Crowds (x post)
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
Re: Dan's Errors
  by "douglas morgan" <dkmorgan76209@yahoo.com>
Re: More requests for things...
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
RE: Dan's Errors
  by "Dan Gawthrop" <Gawthrop@dunstanhouse.com>
Re: Dan's Errors
  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <organist@total.net>
Allen Renaissance
  by <Devon3000@aol.com>
Dan's compostions
  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <organist@total.net>
RE: Moller-Allen Organs
  by "Dan Gawthrop" <Gawthrop@dunstanhouse.com>
RE: Dan's compostions
  by "Dan Gawthrop" <Gawthrop@dunstanhouse.com>
Re: Dan's compostions
  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <organist@total.net>
Re: Moller-Allen Organs
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Plainsong for a wedding From: "Stephen Barker" <steve@ststephenscanterbury.freeserve.co.uk> Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2001 22:23:29 +0100   That's great! Gregorian notation is no problem - I get my choir to sing from this whenever we do plainsong psalms (Red Novello Plainsong Psalter) and we use the New English Hymnal which has the office hymns in greg. notation too (although some cheat and look at the organ part!!)   I don't have a fax unfortunately, so an email attachment would be the best if that's possible.   Many thanks again,   Steve   ----- Original Message ----- From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Sunday, July 01, 2001 10:08 PM Subject: Re: Plainsong for a wedding     > Hi, Stephen! > > I have the plainsong Propers for the Nuptial Mass in English (from Dr. > Palmer's "Plainchant Gradual") ... Introit, Gradual, Alleluia, Tract, > Offertory, Communion ... but they're in Gregorian notation. Is that OK? = If > not, if there's no hurry, I can transcribe them for you. Do you have a fax? If > not, I can probably scan them in and attach them to an e-mail. > > Cheers, > > Bud-By-The-Beach > > Stephen Barker wrote: > > > Dear list, > > > > I hope that someone might be able to help me... A bride who is getting > > married in the church where I am organist has asked to walk down the aisle > > to the choir singing some plainsong. I don't have any ideas, apart = from > > maybe a psalm. Does anyone have a plainsong introit for a nuptual = mass or > > something similar, or maybe someone has another suggestion? > > > > Thanks in advance, > > > > Steve Barker, > > > > Organist and Choirmaster > > St Stephen's Church Canterbury, UK > > ETO Canterbury RSCM > > > > "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: More requests for things... From: "Stephen Barker" <steve@ststephenscanterbury.freeserve.co.uk> Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2001 22:30:53 +0100   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0022_01C1027D.7CD53680 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Hello all,   After Bud's wonderfully quick reply to my last mail, I thought that I'd = =3D try a couple of other things...   I am looking for text to use for two choral compositions. Firstly, I'm = =3D looking for the original Latin "Sancte Dei pretiose" for the hymn "Saint = =3D of God, elect and precious", the Office hymn for St Stephen. Secondly, = =3D I need some text that would be suitable for an anthem about Unity for =3D when we bring all the local churches and their choirs together. I'm not = =3D very good at writing words! (hopefully better at the music though!)   Show me your creative powers!   Steve Barker   Organist and Choirmaster St Stephen's Church, Canterbury, UK ETO Canterbury Area RSCM   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0022_01C1027D.7CD53680 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=3D3Diso-8859-1"> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 5.50.4134.600" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Hello all,</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>After Bud's wonderfully quick reply = to =3D my last=3D20 mail, I thought that I'd try a couple of other things...</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>I am looking for text to use for two = =3D choral=3D20 compositions.&nbsp; Firstly, I'm looking for the original Latin "Sancte = =3D Dei=3D20 pretiose" for the hymn "Saint of God, elect and precious", the Office =3D hymn for=3D20 St Stephen.&nbsp; Secondly, I need some text that would be suitable for = =3D an=3D20 anthem about Unity for when we bring all the local churches and their =3D choirs=3D20 together.&nbsp; I'm not very good at writing words! (hopefully better at = =3D the=3D20 music though!)</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Show me your creative =3D powers!</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Steve Barker</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Organist and Choirmaster</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>St Stephen's Church, Canterbury, =3D UK</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>ETO Canterbury Area =3D RSCM</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0022_01C1027D.7CD53680--    
(back) Subject: Re: Dan's Errors From: "douglas morgan" <dkmorgan76209@yahoo.com> Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2001 16:01:21 -0700 (PDT)   Dear Hullem:   I found it very interesting that you that the Hammond is the oldest electronic builder, dating from 1928.   Laurens Hammond introduced the Hammond in 1935. You'd better check your records.   D. Keith Morgan   --- Robert Hullem <rhullem@hotmail.com> wrote: > "...remains the only manufacturer of digital > instruments to have _publicly_ > _committed_ to a policy of making parts available > for every instrument they > have ever built." > > Prove it, Dan. Let's see this document you are > talking about. Scan it, put > it on the web if it really exists. The official > document. Pull out your > warranty from Allen and scan it so we can read these > words. > > "This is not just idle talk from local dealers, this > is official, written > company policy from the largest and oldest firm in > the field". > > Not. > > Allen is by far #2 in the church organ building > industry according to Music > Trades. Hammond is by far the oldest firm in the > field, and still offers > church organs. (1928 compared to 1937) > > Hammond organs are outlasting Allens in the field as > well even with the > original company closing years ago and no factory > parts availability or > warranty or any 'parts forever statement' existing. > > Dan, no one from the Allen Factory staff has ever > posted to this list or > PIPORG. Why is that? Factory personnel from every > other manufacturer openly > share ideas and comments on this list. But not > Allen. Why is that? > > > RH > _________________________________________________________________ > Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at > http://explorer.msn.com > > > "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!? Get personalized email addresses from Yahoo! Mail http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: Moller-Allen Organs From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2001 19:23:35 EDT   What are they? Who is building the pipes and chests? Who actually pays money for them? Why are they wanted?  
(back) Subject: Re: Dan's Errors From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <organist@total.net> Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2001 20:17:53 -0400   Dan, do you own shares in Allen?   Carlo    
(back) Subject: Re: Dan's Errors From: "Bob Elms" <elmsr@albanyis.com.au> Date: Mon, 02 Jul 2001 08:19:18 +0800   The PATENT for Hammond organs was taken out by Laurens Hammond in the USA in 1935.That is not a guess. It is a historical fact!!! Bob Elms.   douglas morgan wrote: > > Dear Hullem: > > I found it very interesting that you that the Hammond > is the oldest electronic builder, dating from 1928. > > Laurens Hammond introduced the Hammond in 1935. You'd > better check your records. > > D. Keith Morgan >    
(back) Subject: RE: Dan's Errors From: "Dan Gawthrop" <Gawthrop@dunstanhouse.com> Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2001 20:28:37 -0400   > > Dan, do you own shares in Allen? > > Carlo > No.   Allen is a very closely held corporation. I believe that the majority of = the shares are owned by Mrs. Jerome Markowitz, the widow of the founder.   What led you to this inquisition into my finances?   Dan "The Errordite" Gawthrop    
(back) Subject: Re: Dan's Errors From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <organist@total.net> Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2001 20:36:14 -0400   I didn't ask about your 'finances'. I was simply asking if you owned = shares in the company because you seem very adamant about Allen, like you have a personal stake in the company.   I for one, don't swing in any particular direction. I've played many different organs (analog/electronic, digital/electronic, pipe, combo), and to me, they're all good, and one should not be put above any other, unless of course one owns the company, and even then.............   Carlo    
(back) Subject: Re: Dan's Errors From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> Date: Sun, 01 Jul 2001 19:39:20 -0500   Robert Hullem wrote:   > Unfortunately, Allen dealers are known to offer as little as $1,200 to > $2,000 for these organs on trade when churches want to upgrade, organs = that > originally cost $12,000 to $22,000. This lack of residual value when = quoted > by the dealer drives purchasers away from the product.   It is my understanding that dealers get a fixed percentage of the cost of = a new organ from the manufacturer as their commission on the sale. Fair enough. When, however, they give a trade-in price for a secondhand instrument, = they have to pay this out of the money they receive as commission. If you were a = dealer, would this encourage you to give a good trade-in price?   John Speller    
(back) Subject: Dwight Thomas and Wurlitzer Wow Florida Crowds (x post) From: <ScottFop@aol.com> Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2001 20:58:17 EDT     --part1_121.11781ac.28712129_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Having played for a wedding this weekend in St. Petersburg I am in = Bradenton vacationing with old friends for a few days before returning to Detroit. Several months ago, the mother of the bride notified me of a pizza parlor with a large theatre pipe organ in it. I later discovered that it was the =   former Indianapolis Paramount Pizza Parlor Wurlitzer.   The location is the Roaring 20's Pizza and Pipes, 6750 N. U.S. Hwy 301 in Ellenton, Florida, 34222. Their web site is www.roaring20spizza.com. I = had been waiting for months to hear this organ again and see its new home. I knew that either Bill Vlasak or Dwight Thomas would be at the console of = the instrument they love so much and have treated millions of listeners to through the years. Tonight Dwight was playing. It was great hearing him again.   The restaurant is very nicely built and features the traditional tables = with long benches. These are especially comfortable (and padded!) The console = is on a turntable lift at the end of the room flanked by chambers having = glass at the bottoms, showing the regulators and pipes, and swell shades above (wooden this time, not like the plexiglass shutters they had in = Indianapolis).   The organ sounds great in its new home, and thank goodness we didn't lose = the organ to Germany as originally intended. Dwight played beautifully and offered something for everyone. I was glad to be able to say hello to = both he and Bill. (Bill stopped in during one of Dwight's sets). In addition, =   and rather importantly- the food is EXCELLENT. We had a great pizza, the menu also has other items that sound very fine as well.   Bravo to Bill, Dwight and to the owners and curators of the Mighty = Wurlitzer. Judging by the INCREDIBLE business that went in and out of their doors tonight, I believe (and hope) that Roaring 20's entertains organ and pizza lovers for decades = to come!   Scott Foppiano   --part1_121.11781ac.28712129_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>Having played for a = wedding this weekend in St. Petersburg I am in Bradenton <BR>vacationing with old friends for a few days before returning to = Detroit. &nbsp; <BR>Several months ago, the mother of the bride notified me of a pizza = parlor <BR>with a large theatre pipe organ in it. &nbsp;I later discovered that = it was the <BR>former Indianapolis Paramount Pizza Parlor Wurlitzer. <BR> <BR>The location is the Roaring 20's Pizza and Pipes, 6750 N. U.S. Hwy 301 = in <BR>Ellenton, Florida, 34222. &nbsp;Their web site is = www.roaring20spizza.com. &nbsp;I had <BR>been waiting for months to hear this organ again and see its new home. = &nbsp;I <BR>knew that either Bill Vlasak or Dwight Thomas would be at the console = of the <BR>instrument they love so much and have treated millions of listeners to =   <BR>through the years. &nbsp;Tonight Dwight was playing. &nbsp;It was = great hearing him <BR>again. <BR> <BR>The restaurant is very nicely built and features the traditional = tables with <BR>long benches. &nbsp;These are especially comfortable (and padded!) = &nbsp;The console is <BR>on a turntable lift at the end of the room flanked by chambers having = glass <BR>at the bottoms, showing the regulators and pipes, and swell shades = above <BR>(wooden this time, not like the plexiglass shutters they had in = Indianapolis). <BR> <BR>The organ sounds great in its new home, and thank goodness we didn't = lose the <BR>organ to Germany as originally intended. &nbsp;Dwight played = beautifully and <BR>offered something for everyone. &nbsp;I was glad to be able to say = hello to both <BR>he and Bill. &nbsp;(Bill stopped in during one of Dwight's sets). = &nbsp;In addition, <BR>and rather importantly- the food is EXCELLENT. &nbsp;We had a great = pizza, the <BR>menu also has other items that sound very fine as well. <BR> <BR>Bravo to Bill, Dwight and to the owners and curators of the Mighty Wurlitzer. <BR>&nbsp;Judging by the INCREDIBLE business that went in and out of their = doors <BR>tonight, I believe <BR>(and hope) that Roaring 20's entertains organ and pizza lovers for = decades to <BR>come! <BR> <BR>Scott Foppiano</FONT></HTML>   --part1_121.11781ac.28712129_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Dan's Errors From: "douglas morgan" <dkmorgan76209@yahoo.com> Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2001 18:05:17 -0700 (PDT)   Dear Mr. Elms:   If you will go to a library and get a copy of The Diapason for 1935 (June, I think), you will find an ad with a picture of Lauren Hammond's invention. I don't know exactly when it was patented.   D. Keith Morgan--- Bob Elms <elmsr@albanyis.com.au> wrote: > The PATENT for Hammond organs was taken out by > Laurens Hammond in the > USA in 1935.That is not a guess. It is a historical > fact!!! > Bob Elms. > > douglas morgan wrote: > > > > Dear Hullem: > > > > I found it very interesting that you that the > Hammond > > is the oldest electronic builder, dating from > 1928. > > > > Laurens Hammond introduced the Hammond in 1935. > You'd > > better check your records. > > > > D. Keith Morgan > > > > > "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!? Get personalized email addresses from Yahoo! Mail http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: Re: More requests for things... From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Sun, 01 Jul 2001 18:07:27 -0700     --------------6BE4737BC7F04C578494554B Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3Dus-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   "Sancte Dei pretiose" isn't in the Antiphonale Monasticum (Benedictine) or the Liber Useless (grin), so I presume it's from the Sarum Rite, since it IS in the Anglican Breviary AND the English Hymnal. I wouldn't have a CLUE where to find it in Latin. You might try an Antiphonale Mediolansis (sp?) (Ambrosian Antiphonal), if you have access to one, since the two Rites were first cousins (grin) ... mine disappeared in one of my moves while I was sick.   THE hymn for unity is "Ubi caritas", of course ... if you REALLY want to follow Durufle (grin); or "Lord, Who At Thy First Eucharist Didst Pray", but if it's a community service it's probably not going to BE a Eucharist for just the reasons the hymn TALKS about (grin).   Cheers,   Bud   Stephen Barker wrote:   > Hello all, After Bud's wonderfully quick reply to my last mail, I > thought that I'd try a couple of other things... I am looking for text > to use for two choral compositions. Firstly, I'm looking for the > original Latin "Sancte Dei pretiose" for the hymn "Saint of God, elect > and precious", the Office hymn for St Stephen. Secondly, I need some > text that would be suitable for an anthem about Unity for when we > bring all the local churches and their choirs together. I'm not very > good at writing words! (hopefully better at the music though!) Show me > your creative powers! Steve Barker Organist and ChoirmasterSt > Stephen's Church, Canterbury, UKETO Canterbury Area RSCM   --------------6BE4737BC7F04C578494554B Content-Type: text/html; charset=3Dus-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <!doctype html public "-//w3c//dtd html 4.0 transitional//en"> <html> <body bgcolor=3D"#FFFFFF"> "Sancte Dei pretiose" isn't in the Antiphonale Monasticum (Benedictine) or the Liber Useless (grin), so I presume it's from the Sarum Rite, since it IS in the Anglican Breviary AND the English Hymnal. I wouldn't have a CLUE where to find it in Latin. You might try an Antiphonale Mediolansis (sp?) (Ambrosian Antiphonal), if you have access to one, since the two Rites were first cousins (grin) ... mine disappeared in one of my moves while I was sick. <p>THE hymn for unity is "Ubi caritas", of course ... if you REALLY want to follow Durufle (grin); or "Lord, Who At Thy First Eucharist Didst = Pray", but if it's a community service it's probably not going to BE a Eucharist for just the reasons the hymn TALKS about (grin). <p>Cheers, <p>Bud <p>Stephen Barker wrote: <blockquote TYPE=3DCITE><style></style> <font face=3D"Arial"><font size=3D-1>Hello all,</font></font>&nbsp;<font face=3D"Arial"><font size=3D-1>After Bud's = wonderfully quick reply to my last mail, I thought that I'd try a couple of other = things...</font></font>&nbsp;<font face=3D"Arial"><font size=3D-1>I am looking for text to use for two choral compositions.&nbsp; Firstly, I'm looking for the original Latin "Sancte Dei pretiose" for the hymn = "Saint of God, elect and precious", the Office hymn for St Stephen.&nbsp; = Secondly, I need some text that would be suitable for an anthem about Unity for when we bring all the local churches and their choirs together.&nbsp; I'm not very good at writing words! (hopefully better at the music = though!)</font></font>&nbsp;<font face=3D"Arial"><font size=3D-1>Show me your creative powers!</font></font>&nbsp;<font face=3D"Arial"><font = size=3D-1>Steve Barker</font></font>&nbsp;<font face=3D"Arial"><font size=3D-1>Organist = and Choirmaster</font></font><font face=3D"Arial"><font size=3D-1>St Stephen's Church, Canterbury, UK</font></font><font face=3D"Arial"><font = size=3D-1>ETO Canterbury Area RSCM</font></font></blockquote>   </body> </html>   --------------6BE4737BC7F04C578494554B--    
(back) Subject: RE: Dan's Errors From: "Dan Gawthrop" <Gawthrop@dunstanhouse.com> Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2001 21:17:18 -0400   > I didn't ask about your 'finances'.   Yes, you did. You quite clearly asked whether I held a specific = investment. Regardless of your reasons for wishing to know (quite understandable in = this case) there would be no way to honestly answer such a question without revealing something of my personal finances. In this case I'm happy to answer, but it's a bit disingenuous to try to claim that you didn't ask = the question!   > ...you seem very adamant about Allen, like you > have a personal stake in the company.   Ah ha.   Well, this all started when someone raised a question about an instrument = I happen to be familiar with, one which he encountered in a funeral home. In the spirit of collegial helpfulness I answered his question. This led to a long string of additional questions about a broadening range of issues and instruments. In each case I was happy to share such knowledge as my experience has permitted me to acquire.   Had the questions been on a different subject you might well have found me equally as "adamant" about other things (I tend to get fairly "involved" with subjects that interest me) but nobody asked me about the failure of twelve-tone composition or Menotti's almost forgotten masterpiece "The = Death of the Bishop of Brindisi" or "Music as a Moral Force: the Marketing of Transcendence in a Pre-Apocalyptic Society" on which subject I lectured = last month at Denison University. On these and other subjects I could have well demonstrated adamance of an even higher order, but I wasn't choosing the subject matter.   Virtually all of the information which I have brought to the discussion of Allen organs is publicly available from the Allen website, and anyone involved, including the folks who originally asked the questions, could = have answered them themselves by going there. It requires no personal stake in the company.   Dan "The Errordite" Gawthrop    
(back) Subject: Re: Dan's Errors From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <organist@total.net> Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2001 21:23:20 -0400   Okay, I understand now. By the way, I own shares in some companies, and = I'm no different from any of you. You don't have to be rich to play the stock market.......   Carlo    
(back) Subject: Allen Renaissance From: <Devon3000@aol.com> Date: Sun, 01 Jul 2001 21:24:39 EDT   Thank you, Dan for your postings recently, and for all the music that you = provide for us to use in church.   The funeral parlor organ you described was probably voiced to the owner's = liking. Having voiced several of these in people's homes (quite similar = in acoustics), it takes a lot of high frequency voicing to compensate for = the dead rooms. And the players still complain because they don't hear = the sound directly. Those sitting a short distance away do get the full = range of sound, though. The easy solution I often propose is for the = owners to purchase two additional little speakers called Presence = Projectors to set on top of the console. Then the organist gets all the = nuances of the sound.   My little two manual Classic (now about 8 years old with not one service = call!) is one of a few models that had the smaller speakers in the top of = the console, and to hear them clearly, you had to raise the top lid. I = had a local woodworker cut grooves in the top lid, so I don't have to lift = it and you can still set things on top (providing you don't block the = sound).   Those smallest instruments are just as delightful to play as the larger = ones, and being MIDI equipped, you have incredible resources for your use.   Devon Hollingsworth, In The Chicago Suburbs  
(back) Subject: Dan's compostions From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <organist@total.net> Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2001 21:26:57 -0400   while I have your attention, I'd like to know about your other = compositions for organ. I play your "Toccata Brevis", and I use your "Hymn = Accompaniments For Congregational Singing". What else have you written, and who publishes them?   Carlo    
(back) Subject: RE: Moller-Allen Organs From: "Dan Gawthrop" <Gawthrop@dunstanhouse.com> Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2001 21:29:54 -0400   > What are they?   A variety of implementations which generally partake of three elements: 1= ) a new console by Allen (properly, "M. P. M=F6ller by Allen"), 2) pipework a= nd chests, either from an existing organ, new from a subcontractor, or both, and 3) digital voices by Allen.   > Who is building the pipes and chests?   Whomever the customer wishes.   > Who actually pays money for them?   Very happy churches across the country!   > Why are they wanted?   For the same reason yours are.   Ah, but this last inquiry (and probably the one before it) seem likely to= be in the nature of "rhetorical questions" for which no meaningful response = was expected or, indeed, sought. In that case, they must have been intended t= o impart some thought to us, but subtly, oh so subtly...   Hmmm...let me think...   Can it be that there is a faint hint of scorn?   And beneath the scorn might there be something else?   Envy?   Fear?   I dunno, it's kinda dark and murky down there...I think I'll just stick w= ith "scorn" which really kinda says it all anyway.   Dan "The Errordite" Gawthrop    
(back) Subject: RE: Dan's compostions From: "Dan Gawthrop" <Gawthrop@dunstanhouse.com> Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2001 21:41:28 -0400   Carlo,   Well, let's see...   I think AMSI still has my "Sacred Suite for Organ," although Bob Wetzler = has just retired and sold the thing to Lorenz so I'm not sure exactly who you would have to ask.   From H.W. Gray (now at Warner Bros.) are you aware that there are two volumes of Hymn Accompaniments? If you liked Volume One... They also have= my "Exultate" which I think is a sturdy and effective little postlude or recital number. Like "Toccata Brevis" it strives to "sound" more difficul= t than it really is, so busy organists tend to like it.   You might also have a look at "Sketchbook I for Organ" (commissioned for = the dedication of one of the very last new M=F6ller instruments and premiered= by Simon Preston) which is published by Dunstan House and distributed by E.C. Schirmer.   I'm hoping to bring out a new series of things in the Dunstan House catal= og over the coming 12-18 months, including Sketchbook II and Sketchbook III. We'll see whether they materialize--owning the publishing company does no= t solve ALL of a composer's problems!   As you're doubtless aware, the vast majority of my commissions these days are for choral works so I get to write for organ much less frequently tha= n I would like. Just now I'm working on a choral symphony of about 40 minutes length which will premiere in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall in November= ; that's followed by another 30-40 minute chorus and orchestra work for the Knoxville Choral Society.   Thanks for your interest.   Dan Gawthrop    
(back) Subject: Re: Dan's compostions From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <organist@total.net> Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2001 21:49:07 -0400   let me tell you Dan, when I heard the Toccata Brevis for the first time, = it sounded really difficult. Diane was playing it when I first heard it. When = I saw the music, I could believe how easy it was.......not to say your stuff is "easy". *LOL*   Carlo    
(back) Subject: Re: Moller-Allen Organs From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2001 22:12:56 EDT   It is doubtful that my firm and Moller-Allen would be on the same list of builders considered by an organ committee. We simply don't have the track =   record or name recognition of either of those two firms. Each of them has =   built over eleven thousand organs, a feat few of us can match.