PipeChat Digest #2144 - Wednesday, June 6, 2001
 
Austin Universal Wind Chests
  by "Robert Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net>
Andrew Mills in Recital - 6/6, Wednesday (xpost)
  by <ManderUSA@aol.com>
Re: Veni Creator Spiritus
  by "Cindy Adams" <piperheaven@yahoo.com>
Re: Austin Universal Wind Chests
  by "douglas morgan" <dkmorgan76209@yahoo.com>
Re: Austin Universal Wind Chests
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Veni Creator or Veni Sancte??
  by "Marilyn Oakes" <marilynoakes@yahoo.com>
Re: Andrew Mills in Recital - 6/6, Wednesday (xpost)
  by "Jackson R. Williams II" <jackwilliams_1999@yahoo.com>
Re: Andrew Mills in Recital - 6/6, Wednesday (xpost)
  by <ManderUSA@aol.com>
Re: Veni Creator or Veni Sancte??
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com>
Recital in Charlotte--Bradley Welch (X Posted)
  by "J Marty Cope" <jmartycope@yahoo.com>
Re: Veni Creator or Veni Sancte??
  by "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org>
Felix Hell in Charleston. Newspaper Review.
  by <Hell-Concerts@t-online.de>
Re: Veni Creator or Veni Sancte??
  by "Cindy Adams" <piperheaven@yahoo.com>
It's that time of year again <G>
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Re: Veni Creator or Veni Sancte??
  by "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org>
Re: Veni Creator
  by "Sand Lawn" <sandlawn@bayou.com>
Moon pies
  by "jnathan" <jnatpat@infi.net>
Re: Felix Hell in Charleston. Newspaper Review.
  by "Jackson R. Williams II" <jackwilliams_1999@yahoo.com>
 

(back) Subject: Austin Universal Wind Chests From: "Robert Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net> Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2001 19:47:20 -0500   Ron stated:   .....an organist was sealed inside one until his family did a search late = on a Sunday PM.   Talk about working under pressure !        
(back) Subject: Andrew Mills in Recital - 6/6, Wednesday (xpost) From: <ManderUSA@aol.com> Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2001 10:11:40 EDT     --part1_f2.b22d7e4.284e429c_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Dear Friends,   This Wednesday, June 6th, at 6:30, Andrew Mills will play the last in this =   year's series of Rush-Hour Concerts at St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church, = 143 E. 43rd Street in Manhattan. The church is a short half-block east of = Grand Central Terminal.   The program will include music of Bach, Handel, and Louis Marchand. A donation of $5 is suggested.   Mr. Mills has been "titulaire" at St. Agnes for almost two years. The = Mander organ was first heard on Easter of 1998, and was later dedicated in a = joint recital by Gerre Hancock and Kent Tritle. The acoustic in this new, "pre-Vatican 2 Romanesque" building, is truly wonderful. The organ ain't = bad, neither!   Cheers,   Malcolm Wechsler www.mander-organs.com   --part1_f2.b22d7e4.284e429c_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>Dear Friends, <BR> <BR>This Wednesday, June 6th, at 6:30, Andrew Mills will play the last in = this <BR>year's series of Rush-Hour Concerts at St. Agnes Roman Catholic = Church, 143 <BR>E. 43rd Street in Manhattan. The church is a short half-block east of = Grand <BR>Central Terminal. <BR> <BR>The program will include music of Bach, Handel, and Louis Marchand. A <BR>donation of $5 is suggested. <BR> <BR>Mr. Mills has been "titulaire" at St. Agnes for almost two years. The = Mander <BR>organ was first heard on Easter of 1998, and was later dedicated in a = joint <BR>recital by Gerre Hancock and Kent Tritle. The acoustic in this new, <BR>"pre-Vatican 2 Romanesque" building, is truly wonderful. The organ = ain't bad, <BR>neither! <BR> <BR>Cheers, <BR> <BR>Malcolm Wechsler <BR>www.mander-organs.com &nbsp;</FONT></HTML>   --part1_f2.b22d7e4.284e429c_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Veni Creator Spiritus From: "Cindy Adams" <piperheaven@yahoo.com> Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2001 07:31:59 -0700 (PDT)   Glenda,   I have not been following this thread closely but I could not resist replying to below post.   Although I was not born in the South, I have lived here long enough to realize there ARE intelligent folks down here and surely there are many choirs that can sing Latin successfully. Even though you had a bad experience with a southern choir, that doesn't mean ALL southern choirs are incapable of singing in Latin.   Cindy     --- Glenda <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> wrote: > Wow, Judy! I'm impressed. However, I won't try > Latin with a Southern > congregation. Did I ever tell the story of my > experience with a Southern > choir doing Latin? A friend of mine coaxed me into > attending a community > Chautauqua event - a combined choir was doing a > program. She dragged me to > sit in the front in the Presbyterian church. The > choir led out with a Latin > number - it was extremely painful, and I couldn't > laugh, stop my ears, or > walk out - I knew most of the people in the choir. > > I cannot remember what it was - I have tried to > block the memory as best I > can. It is an experience to avoid if one can - kind > of like barbecue sauce > wrestling. > > Regards, > > Glenda Sutton > > > > "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 - only $35 a year! http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: Re: Austin Universal Wind Chests From: "douglas morgan" <dkmorgan76209@yahoo.com> Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2001 08:49:14 -0700 (PDT)   Dear List:   The older Austin organs had a small chamber that you could get into, pressurize it, then open another door and go on into the main chest when the blower was on. Likewise, you could leave by going into this chamber, closing the door and de-pressurizing it, open another door, and leave without ever having to turn the blower off.   I serviced one newer Austin organ that had had the chamber eliminated to cut corners in cost. There was, however, an on-off button inside the chest. In nearly 40 years of maintaining organs, I have never been trapped inside one.   D. Keith Morgan --- Robert Eversman <highnote@mhtc.net> wrote: > Ron stated: > > ....an organist was sealed inside one until his > family did a search late on > a Sunday PM. > > Talk about working under pressure ! > > > > > "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 - only $35 a year! http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: Re: Austin Universal Wind Chests From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2001 11:53:47 EDT   Hi Robert:   Ordinarily this wouldn't be the case, getting sealed in, but according to a story reported a few days ago, the door jammed, or the organist didn't know how to equalize the pressure to open the door. In any case he sat there for most of a Sunday afternoon until family members waiting dinner came looking for him. They found the organ wind on, the lights on, but he was apparently nowhere around. When they turned off the wind, he emerged from the wind chest. I find it hard to believe too. It might be kind of neat to find out who it was. I doubt if anyone would admit to it though. :)   Regards,   Ron Severin  
(back) Subject: Veni Creator or Veni Sancte?? From: "Marilyn Oakes" <marilynoakes@yahoo.com> Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2001 09:59:46 -0700 (PDT)   Listmates - Err, umm, the sequence hymn appointed for Pentecost Sunday is Veni Sancte Spiritus. Veni Creator is a hymn for Pentecost Vespers. Glorious chant, but incorrect to use for the sequence at Mass on Pentecost. This may be confirmed by the Roman Missal.   If your forces aren't up to Latin, there is an excellent English translation of Veni Sancte in the 1940 Episcopal Hymnal that matches the Roman Missal English translation, almost word for word.   Incidentally, SOME Southerners sing Latin very well, and I hate the stereotypes that Southerners can't do certain things well. All depends on how they're trained, and usually, by whom. Over the years, I've heard excellent church Latin in Birmingham at Canterbury UMC (Dr. Jim Dorroh then Dr. Lester Seigel), St. Luke's Episcopal (Dr. Jim Dorroh), St. Paul's RC Cathedral (Cal Shenk), 1st UMC (Dr. Jim Cook), Independent Presbyterian (Joe Schreiber), St. Mary's-on-the-Highlands Episcopal (Natalie Eubanks) and Episcopal Cathedral Church of the Advent (Dr. Tom Gibbs), Alabama Symphony Concert Chorale (Dr. Tom Gibbs, then Dr. Tim Banks), Birmingham-Southern College Choir (Hugh Thomas, then Dr. Lester Seigel), even Samford University Choir, a BAPTIST school fercryinoutloud (Dr. Tim Banks). In Nashville, St. George's Episcopal (Dr. Sam Batt Owens), Christ Church Episcopal (Peter Fyffe), Nashville Symphony Chorus (Scott Withrow).   Marilyn T. Oakes       =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D Marilyn T. Oakes, CRC, LPC, CLCP, Certified Pain Practitioner Rehabilitation Consultants, Inc. P.O. Box 43254 Birmingham, Alabama USA 35243-0254 Web Site: www.oakes.org, email: marilyn@oakes.org -or- = marilynoakes@yahoo.com Life Care Planning, Pediatric Life Care Planning, Vocational Assessment, Chronic Pain Research & Consultation   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get personalized email addresses from Yahoo! Mail - only $35 a year! http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: Re: Andrew Mills in Recital - 6/6, Wednesday (xpost) From: "Jackson R. Williams II" <jackwilliams_1999@yahoo.com> Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2001 15:47:50 -0700 (PDT)   You should review it, Malcolm!   --- ManderUSA@aol.com wrote: > Dear Friends, > > This Wednesday, June 6th, at 6:30, Andrew Mills will > play the last in this > year's series of Rush-Hour Concerts at St. Agnes > Roman Catholic Church, 143 > E. 43rd Street in Manhattan. The church is a short > half-block east of Grand > Central Terminal. > > The program will include music of Bach, Handel, and > Louis Marchand. A > donation of $5 is suggested. > > Mr. Mills has been "titulaire" at St. Agnes for > almost two years. The Mander > organ was first heard on Easter of 1998, and was > later dedicated in a joint > recital by Gerre Hancock and Kent Tritle. The > acoustic in this new, > "pre-Vatican 2 Romanesque" building, is truly > wonderful. The organ ain't bad, > neither! > > Cheers, > > Malcolm Wechsler > www.mander-organs.com >     __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get personalized email addresses from Yahoo! Mail - only $35 a year! http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: Re: Andrew Mills in Recital - 6/6, Wednesday (xpost) From: <ManderUSA@aol.com> Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2001 20:15:25 EDT     --part1_43.1640723e.284ed01d_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 6/5/2001 6:49:20 PM Eastern Daylight Time, jackwilliams_1999@yahoo.com writes:     > You should review it, Malcolm!     I will indeed, the Lord being my helper! Andrew is a splendid player, and = is always ready to demonstrate the organ to those who come to see it, = something he does with skill and imagination. He is also a superb service player, = which reminds me that I forgot to mention that the recital ends with a short service of Benediction.   Cheers,   Malcolm           --part1_43.1640723e.284ed01d_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 6/5/2001 6:49:20 PM Eastern Daylight Time, <BR>jackwilliams_1999@yahoo.com writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">You should review = it, Malcolm!</FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> <BR>I will indeed, the Lord being my helper! Andrew is a splendid player, = and is <BR>always ready to demonstrate the organ to those who come to see it, = something <BR>he does with skill and imagination. He is also a superb service = player, which <BR>reminds me that I forgot to mention that the recital ends with a short =   <BR>service of Benediction. <BR> <BR>Cheers, <BR> <BR>Malcolm <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 = FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> <BR></FONT></HTML>   --part1_43.1640723e.284ed01d_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Veni Creator or Veni Sancte?? From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2001 19:59:11 -0500   No. 1, we ain't Roman and don't do vespers, and No. 2, I am Southern born and bred and imminently qualified to poke fun at my own kind (we get = enough abuse from the Northerners, who talk a little funny themselves). You apparently have never heard me speaking! Ask Bruce Cornely or David Scribner - either can testify that I have the extremist drawl down to a fare-thee-well. By the end of this month, two to three other list members will be recovering from their exposure to my "accent", both on the bench = and off.   Lighten up - here, have some pigs' feet and punch; it'll make you feel better just before the white lightning knocks you off your feet and = unclogs your pipes.   Glenda Sutton      
(back) Subject: Recital in Charlotte--Bradley Welch (X Posted) From: "J Marty Cope" <jmartycope@yahoo.com> Date: Tue, 05 Jun 2001 20:43:59 -0400   Greetings,   The Charlotte (NC) Chapter of the AGO will host Bradley Welch in reci= tal at Calvary Church this Sunday, June 10 at 7:30PM. This event is part of = the Charlotte AGO Summer Recital Series. Bradley plans to play the follow= ing...     Pageant--Leo Sowerby (1895-1968)   Elegy--George Thalben-Ball (1896-1987)   Maple Leaf Rag (1899)--Scott Joplin (1868-1917)/ arr. Bradley Welch   Sinfonia to Cantata No. 29--Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)/ trans. Harvey Grace   INTERMISSION   Fanfare--John Cook (b. 1918)   "Summertime" from Porgy and Bess (1935)--George Gershwin (1898-1937)/ arr. Bradley Welch   O Danny Boy--Irish Folk Tune arr. Percy Grainger   Prelude and Fugue in B Major, Opus 7, No. 1 (1912)--Marcel Dupr=E9 (1886-1971)   William Tell Overture (1829) (excerpt)--Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)/ arr. Caspar Koch       Thanks, J. Marty Cope        
(back) Subject: Re: Veni Creator or Veni Sancte?? From: "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org> Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2001 21:19:24 -0400   > Incidentally, SOME Southerners sing Latin very well, > and I hate the stereotypes that Southerners can't do > certain things well.   As a native Southerner, I would like to personally thank all those who = have stood up for us! While I must admit that some of my compatriots are = unable to speak another language with anything but a deep southern drawl (let me = tell you about some Southern students of German I've heard!), not all of us are = so afflicted with this lack of ability to change inflection ;)   Cheers, TommyLee Whitlock - who speaks German well enough for natives to ask how long I've been in = the US, French well enough that the Parisians will speak it back to me, Hebrew =   well enough that the Israelis asked how many years was since I made my 'aliyah' and several others.    
(back) Subject: Felix Hell in Charleston. Newspaper Review. From: <Hell-Concerts@t-online.de> Date: 06 Jun 2001 01:27 GMT   Dear List,   having received several messages from listmembers, asking, how the=20 appearance with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra was, I referred to the Spoleto website. But I understand, and I saw it with my own=20 eyes, how busy the organizers had been with more than three weeks (Spoleto and Piccolo Spoleto!) of music events, that the website can=20 simply not yet be up to date.   So, please wait for the review, and hopefully pictures and sound tracks. Meanwhile I have attached a review of the Sunday-(June 30)- newspaper "Post and Courier", which gives at least a kind of an impression.   What you not will read in that review, is that the rehearsal time of=20 the performer with the orchestra had been limited to 30 (in words:=20 thirty!!) minutes, scheduled for 12.15 pm on June 2, i.e. less than 4 hours before the beginning of the recital. That was indeed an=20 adventure, and (just my opinion!) extremly unfair before a 15-year old performer, who had his debut with a symphony orchestra.   So far for today. Have fun with the review.   Hans-Friedrich Hell =20     REVIEW BELOW:   From:   The Post and Courier Charleston, SC, USA   Sunday, June 3, 2001   "Audience left in awe by 15-year-old organ virtuoso"   BY JEFF JOHNSON Post and Courier Reviewer   Last year, Felix Hell=92s concert at St. Philip=92s was the highlight of the Piccolo Spoleto organ series. This year, L=92Organo brought the 15-year-old organ virtuoso back to play to a packed audience at Grace Episcopal Church on Sunday afternoon. For the second part of the program, Bundit Ungrangsee and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra joined Hell in a jaunty performance of Guilmant=92s Synphony in D minor for Organ and Orchestra, Op. 42a, No.= =20 1. Hell projects a winsome stage personality, but to hear a virtuoso is=20 both humbling and awe-inspiring. Hell has an enormous amount of youthful=20 exuberance which propelled him through an extraordinarily difficult recital, plus two encores. But, in matters of musical=20 artistry, he is an extremely mature performer. The first part of the concert was solo, featuring works by the most famous composers for the organ: Bach, Mendelssohn, Widor and Liszt. Hell=92s Prelude and Fugue in E Minor (the =93Wedge=94) with complete=20 precision and force of manner. In contrast, his approach to Bach=92s=20 =93Soul Adorn Thyself with Gladness=94 (Leipzig Chorals) was one of reve- rential softness. The Grave opening of Mendesllsohn=92s Sonata No. 2, C minor, 65 is a=20 brash fanfare to a lyric Adagio, followed by two movements of secular=20 melodies which Hell rippled through with ease.   Hell gave a subtle interpretation of Widor=92s Adagio from Symphony No.= =20 5, Op. 42/1, delicately shaping the musical phrases. Liszt=92s dramatic =93Prelude and Fugue on B-A-C-H=94 ended this section = of=20 the concert on a showy, theatrical note. Like Hell, Alexandre Guilmant was a virtuoso organist, who began a=20 long career as a recitalist in his teens. His Symphony in D minor for=20 Organ and Orchestra, Op. 42a, No.1, is a tuneful secular work, intended to= =20 showcase a star organist. From the opening moments when the organ=20 dictates the melodic themes to orchestra, until the final razzle-dazzle=20 Finale(Allegro Assai), Hell played with disciplined virtuosity. Ungrangsee= =20 brought out some wonderful textures in the music, particularly with the=20 flute, violin and oboe, and both Hell and Ungrangsee clearly respected each= =20 other=92s talents. The concert was recorded, so when Hell returns to the Festival next=20 year, he should have a CD of this remarkable concert.   END OF REVIEW          
(back) Subject: Re: Veni Creator or Veni Sancte?? From: "Cindy Adams" <piperheaven@yahoo.com> Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2001 18:54:03 -0700 (PDT)     > Lighten up - here, have some pigs' feet and punch; > it'll make you feel > better just before the white lightning knocks you > off your feet and unclogs > your pipes.   Glenda,   Glad to know you're a Southern gal...but don't forget the Pepsi and Moon Pies!!   Cindy   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get personalized email addresses from Yahoo! Mail - only $35 a year! http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: It's that time of year again <G> From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2001 21:02:14 -0500   In something like 16 days the Annual OHS Convention will begin in North Carolina. Both of your List Administrators are going to be there along with several list members that I know of currently. I am wondering who all from the list will be in attendance. As in past years I have set up a special email address of <convention@blackiris.com> for people to send a note to if they are attending. Please use that address and not this or the Administration address to let us know if you are going to attend.   Hopefully, during one of the after-hours following a recital, we can have a group gathering as we have done in the past. That will have to be arranged once we get to the Convention and I will post a note on the bulletin board letting everyone know when and where a gathering will happen.   I'm looking forward to seeing some of you there and hopefully will be meeting some more of you for the first time this year. BTW, if you haven't ever attended an OHS Convention you should make it a point to do so - they are WONDERFUL - Lots of interesting organs and LOTS of fun people!!   Happy PipeChatting   David  
(back) Subject: Re: Veni Creator or Veni Sancte?? From: "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org> Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2001 22:03:50 -0400   > > Lighten up - here, have some pigs' feet and punch; > > it'll make you feel > > better just before the white lightning knocks you > > off your feet and unclogs > > your pipes. > > Glenda, > > Glad to know you're a Southern gal...but don't forget > the Pepsi and Moon Pies!! >   Are Oh See Cohler (trans: RC Cola) and Moon Pies where I came from in the =   hills of the Blue Ridge. Oh well, there's always room for regional variations. ;)   Now, where's that 'shine? =3D) Cheers, TommyLee      
(back) Subject: Re: Veni Creator From: "Sand Lawn" <sandlawn@bayou.com> Date: Tue, 05 Jun 2001 21:23:00 -0500   Following this little thread about Veni Creator or Veni Sancti..... down = here in bayou land we sang Veni Creator (in Latin) as part of the Prelude ... = worked pretty well, and the guys handled the Latin pretty well.... of course, = this was in a Baptist Church.... now, I just hope we handle the "Heilig. Heilig, = Heilig" .... next Sunday during communion...... LOL.   Sand      
(back) Subject: Moon pies From: "jnathan" <jnatpat@infi.net> Date: Tue, 05 Jun 2001 23:41:05 -0500   Cindy Adams wrote:   > Glenda, > > Glad to know you're a Southern gal...but don't forget > the Pepsi and Moon Pies!! > > Cindy >   OH CINDY...<tsk tsk tsk>.... Every southerner knows that it must be an RC that accompanies a moon pie...accept no substitues!!   J Nathan Patton St. Peter's Episcopal Paducah, Ky    
(back) Subject: Re: Felix Hell in Charleston. Newspaper Review. From: "Jackson R. Williams II" <jackwilliams_1999@yahoo.com> Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2001 01:23:15 -0700 (PDT)   Sometimes 30 minutes is all that a soloist gets to rehearse a piece with orchestra. In other words, one run-through before the perfomance. That the soloist is 15 years old and is making his orchestra debut is irrelevant. It has to do with the high cost of hiring an orchestra and availabilty of rehearsal hall and scheduling. Welcome to the real musical world.   --- Hell-Concerts@t-online.de wrote: > Dear List, > > having received several messages from listmembers, > asking, how the > appearance with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra > was, I referred > to the Spoleto website. But I understand, and I saw > it with my own > eyes, how busy the organizers had been with more > than three weeks > (Spoleto and Piccolo Spoleto!) of music events, that > the website can > simply not yet be up to date. > > So, please wait for the review, and hopefully > pictures and sound > tracks. Meanwhile I have attached a review of the > Sunday-(June 30)- > newspaper "Post and Courier", which gives at least a > kind of an > impression. > > What you not will read in that review, is that the > rehearsal time of > the performer with the orchestra had been limited to > 30 (in words: > thirty!!) minutes, scheduled for 12.15 pm on June 2, > i.e. less than > 4 hours before the beginning of the recital. That > was indeed an > adventure, and (just my opinion!) extremly unfair > before a 15-year > old performer, who had his debut with a symphony > orchestra. > > So far for today. Have fun with the review. > > Hans-Friedrich Hell > > > > REVIEW BELOW: > > From: > > The Post and Courier > Charleston, SC, USA > > Sunday, June 3, 2001 > > "Audience left in awe by 15-year-old organ virtuoso" > > BY JEFF JOHNSON > Post and Courier Reviewer > > Last year, Felix Hell=92s concert at St. Philip=92s > was the highlight > of the Piccolo Spoleto organ series. This year, > L=92Organo brought > the 15-year-old organ virtuoso back to play to a > packed audience > at Grace Episcopal Church on Sunday afternoon. > For the second part of the program, Bundit > Ungrangsee and the > Charleston Symphony Orchestra joined Hell in a > jaunty performance > of Guilmant=92s Synphony in D minor for Organ and > Orchestra, Op. 42a, No. > 1. > Hell projects a winsome stage personality, but to > hear a virtuoso is > both humbling and awe-inspiring. Hell has an > enormous amount of youthful > exuberance which propelled him through an > extraordinarily > difficult recital, plus two encores. But, in matters > of musical > artistry, he is an extremely mature performer. > The first part of the concert was solo, featuring > works by the most > famous composers for the organ: Bach, Mendelssohn, > Widor and Liszt. > Hell=92s Prelude and Fugue in E Minor (the =93Wedge=94) > with complete > precision and force of manner. In contrast, his > approach to Bach=92s > =93Soul Adorn Thyself with Gladness=94 (Leipzig Chorals) > was one of reve- > rential softness. > The Grave opening of Mendesllsohn=92s Sonata No. 2, > C minor, 65 is a > brash fanfare to a lyric Adagio, followed by two > movements of secular > melodies which Hell rippled through with ease. > > Hell gave a subtle interpretation of Widor=92s > Adagio from Symphony No. > 5, Op. 42/1, delicately shaping the musical phrases. > Liszt=92s dramatic =93Prelude and Fugue on B-A-C-H=94 > ended this section of > the concert on a showy, theatrical note. > Like Hell, Alexandre Guilmant was a virtuoso > organist, who began a > long career as a recitalist in his teens. His > Symphony in D minor for > Organ and Orchestra, Op. 42a, No.1, is a tuneful > secular work, intended to > showcase a star organist. From the opening moments > when the organ > dictates the melodic themes to orchestra, until the > final razzle-dazzle > Finale(Allegro Assai), Hell played with disciplined > virtuosity. Ungrangsee > brought out some wonderful textures in the music, > particularly with the > flute, violin and oboe, and both Hell and Ungrangsee > clearly respected each > other=92s talents. > The concert was recorded, so when Hell returns to > the Festival next > year, he should have a CD of this remarkable > concert. > > END OF REVIEW > > > > > > "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 - only $35 a year! http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/