PipeChat Digest #2224 - Thursday, July 12, 2001
 
Seattle - Dennis James' "Silent Movie Mondays" well underway (cross-post)
  by <MUSCUR@aol.com>
St. George's West, Edinburgh - Alfred Hollins
  by <ManderUSA@aol.com>
Re:  Crystal Cathedral spec
  by <ChPardini@aol.com>
Re: Crystal Cathedral spec
  by <Mozart609@aol.com>
Re: Crystal Cathedral spec
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Re: GOD HELP ME! (x-posted)
  by <Stephen767@aol.com>
Re: GOD HELP ME! (x-posted) APOLOGY
  by <Stephen767@aol.com>
Re: Crystal Cathedral spec
  by "Randy Terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com>
 

(back) Subject: Seattle - Dennis James' "Silent Movie Mondays" well underway (cross-post) From: <MUSCUR@aol.com> Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2001 20:04:28 EDT   The 2001 edition of Seattle's critically acclaimed "Silent Movie Mondays" = is now well underway following the largest opening night series crowd yet for =   last Monday's LA BOHEME starring Miss Lillian Gish. Silent Film Concerts' innovative program offerings at the Paramount begun four years ago are now =   serving as a model for a burgeoning number of copycat sites around the USA = . .. . though often without all of the elements intact:   - 35mm Archive or Studio Vault prints shown unplattered and in their = correct aperture format - Projection at the historically correct silent film speeds - Traditional film scoring by Dennis James performing either the actual original musical scores composed for each film, or historic recreation = scores utilizing authentic materials - Performance in a restored movie palace featuring the preserved Wurlitzer =   theatre pipe organ in its original installation   The remaining films in the current July "Women in Film" silent series at = the Paramount Theatre (911 Pine Street, all screenings at 7:30 p.m. with a = 7:00 p.m. preshow lecture with Q&A hosted by the Paramount's house organist, Dennis James) are:   Monday, July 16- MY BEST GIRL starring Mary Pickford and Charles 'Buddy' Rogers Monday, July 23- IT starring Clara Bow Monday, July 30- THE TORRENT starring Greta Garbo   The Paramount management is now selling season subscriptions that include = the upcoming October/November 2001 International Series for "Silent Movie Mondays:"   Monday, October 29- NOSFERATU, A SYMPHONY OF TERROR directed by F. W. = Murnau   Monday, November 5- BLACKMAIL- the rarely seen unreleased silent version = of the British Alfred Hitchcock classic   Monday, November 12- MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA- Dennis James' Filmharmonia Ensemble perform their critically acclaimed realization of the recently discovered original scoring notes by Soviet direct Vertov   Monday, November 19- MADAME DUBARRY- Emil Jannings and Pola Negri in this French Revolution story filmed by Ernst Lubitsch with a new score by = Dennis James premiered in January 2001 at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco   Monday, November 26- METROPOLIS- Fritz Lang's now-fully restored = masterpiece shown with the organ plus electronics score by Dennis James premiered in April, 2001 at the San Francisco Int'l Film Festival   Tickets available through 206-292-ARTS and all Ticketmaster outlets, or = visit the Paramount Box Office or www.theparamount.com. Group discounts for 20 = or more by calling 206-832-1023          
(back) Subject: St. George's West, Edinburgh - Alfred Hollins From: <ManderUSA@aol.com> Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2001 21:48:25 EDT     --part1_2b.1811bcb8.287e5be9_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 7/11/2001 7:01:53 PM Eastern Daylight Time, caskie@totalise.co.uk writes:     > Yes, he was organist of St. George's West in Edinburgh for about 40 = years, > but although living in Scotland, was English, being born in Hull.   Do you know if the interior of the church looks now anything like it did = in Hollins's days? I accompanied an American choir in the morning Eucharist = at St. Mary's Cathedral about a decade ago, and with a couple of other = Hollins fans, walked over to St. George's. A few people still lingered after their =   service, and the building was open, so we wandered in. It really was not = an inspiring sight, heavily upholstered and not a bit of an acoustic to be found. We did not get to hear the organ, which David Liddle, who knows the =   instrument well, said had been just a bit Baroqueified by the then current =   organist. Any thoughts about how it might have looked during Hollins's tenure? I seemed to recall his waxing enthusiastic about the move north in =   his autobiography "A Blind Musician Looks Back," but a good part of that = had to do with the great preacher of the day. He was looking forward to = inspiring sermons - how many organists would/could say that?   Cheers,   Malcolm Wechsler www.mander-organs.com   --part1_2b.1811bcb8.287e5be9_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><BODY BGCOLOR=3D"#ffffff"><FONT = SIZE=3D2>In a message dated 7/11/2001 7:01:53 PM Eastern Daylight Time, <BR>caskie@totalise.co.uk writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">Yes, he was = organist of St. George's West in Edinburgh for about 40 years, <BR>but although living in Scotland, was English, being born in = Hull.</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 know if the interior of the church looks now anything like it = did in <BR>Hollins's days? I accompanied an American choir in the morning = Eucharist at <BR>St. Mary's Cathedral about a decade ago, and with a couple of other = Hollins <BR>fans, walked over to St. George's. A few people still lingered after = their <BR>service, and the building was open, so we wandered in. It really was = not an <BR>inspiring sight, heavily upholstered and not a bit of an acoustic to = be <BR>found. We did not get to hear the organ, which David Liddle, who knows = the <BR>instrument well, said had been just a bit Baroqueified by the then = current <BR>organist. Any thoughts about how it might have looked during Hollins's =   <BR>tenure? I seemed to recall his waxing enthusiastic about the move = north in <BR>his autobiography "A Blind Musician Looks Back," but a good part of = that had <BR>to do with the great preacher of the day. He was looking forward to = inspiring <BR>sermons - how many organists would/could say that? <BR> <BR>Cheers, <BR> <BR>Malcolm Wechsler <BR>www.mander-organs.com</FONT></HTML>   --part1_2b.1811bcb8.287e5be9_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Crystal Cathedral spec From: <ChPardini@aol.com> Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2001 22:07:29 EDT   I'm new to this list thing, but here goes: An spec of the CC organ was posted some days ago, however, it is quite outdated. The Dutch divisions have never and will never be installed. I guess you can say they are a = pipe dream!   Also, without the digital ranks, there are 250+ ranks of pipes. If that's =   not a pipe organ, I don't know what is!! : )   CP  
(back) Subject: Re: Crystal Cathedral spec From: <Mozart609@aol.com> Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2001 00:25:18 EDT     --part1_51.e19aef7.287e80ae_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   You GO CHRIS!!Tell them like it is!!!!!!!! :-)     MRW   --part1_51.e19aef7.287e80ae_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT COLOR=3D"#800040" SIZE=3D3 = FAMILY=3D"SERIF" FACE=3D"Times New Roman" LANG=3D"0"><B>You GO CHRIS!!Tell = them like it is!!!!!!!! :-) <BR> <BR> <BR>MRW</B></FONT></HTML>   --part1_51.e19aef7.287e80ae_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Crystal Cathedral spec From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2001 00:37:31 EDT   Did I miss something here?   RS   http://www.musicbase.org/E/SEV001.html http://www.churchorgansystems.com.html/products Fax:1-208-439-6781 Church Organ Systems of Orange County J=E4ger und Brommer Orgelbau St. Mary's by the Sea  
(back) Subject: Re: GOD HELP ME! (x-posted) From: <Stephen767@aol.com> Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2001 00:59:04 EDT     --part1_30.178129ab.287e8898_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Good grief, Bud! What the heck happened down there? Last time I was there, =   about 8 years ago, I think ... when the Hammond was still there...they had = a very young Rector. Is he still there? Has something gone to his head? I've =   noticed an oddity with your liturgy...the Gloria at the end. This is the = old EPISCOPAL way of doing things, isn't it? What's this guy doing?   Anyway, I have empathy for you and sympathize with you over this!   Steve in Simi Valley   former ACC, now Roman :)   --part1_30.178129ab.287e8898_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT COLOR=3D"#004080" SIZE=3D3 = FACE=3D"Galant" LANG=3D"0">Good grief, Bud! What the heck happened down = there? Last time I was there, <BR>about 8 years ago, I think ... when the Hammond was still there...they = had a <BR>very young Rector. Is he still there? Has something gone to his head? = I've <BR>noticed an oddity with your liturgy...the Gloria at the end. This is = the old <BR>EPISCOPAL way of doing things, isn't it? What's this guy doing? <BR> <BR>Anyway, I have empathy for you and sympathize with you over this! <BR> <BR>Steve in Simi Valley <BR> <BR>former ACC, now Roman :)</FONT></HTML>   --part1_30.178129ab.287e8898_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: GOD HELP ME! (x-posted) APOLOGY From: <Stephen767@aol.com> Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2001 01:17:35 EDT     --part1_77.17606843.287e8cef_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Sorry to the LIST. This was for Bud and I didn't see that my response was going tot he LIST. Darn AOL mail!   --part1_77.17606843.287e8cef_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT COLOR=3D"#004080" SIZE=3D3 = FACE=3D"Galant" LANG=3D"0">Sorry to the LIST. This was for Bud and I = didn't see that my response was <BR>going tot he LIST. Darn AOL mail!</FONT></HTML>   --part1_77.17606843.287e8cef_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Crystal Cathedral spec From: "Randy Terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2001 00:23:40 -0700 (PDT)   Chris, how correct is the spec on the organ's website - there is still = information about Swann the last I saw? From what you told me there has been an ongoing operation to = better match the organ to the room and needs of the program - that is an interesting story.   I'd also be interested in the specs for the A/S in the old church...   =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D Randy Terry Minister of Music, Organist & Choirmaster The Episcopal Church of St. Peter Redwood City, California www.stpetersrwc.org   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get personalized email addresses from Yahoo! Mail http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/