PipeChat Digest #2151 - Sunday, June 10, 2001
 
Re: Decorating w/ pipes, was interesting website!
  by "Douglas A Campbell" <dougcampbell@juno.com>
RE: Organ project X-posted LONG -- OOPS!
  by <LLWheels@aol.com>
service list - Trinity Sunday - St. Matthew's ACC, Costa Mesa CA USA  (X-
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Wanamaker's Organ Day
  by <artie00000@home.com>
Melgaard
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
More on  Melbourne
  by "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@arkansas.net>
Re: Melgaard
  by "Stanley Lowkis" <nstarfil@mediaone.net>
AGO Organ Plus:  Poughkeepsie, NY  7 PM 06/10  (X-post)
  by "Pat Maimone" <patmai@juno.com>
Re: 1974 Casavant
  by "douglas morgan" <dkmorgan76209@yahoo.com>
Re: 1974 Casavant
  by "Stanley Lowkis" <nstarfil@mediaone.net>
apology
  by "Jenny Setchell" <setchell@paradise.net.nz>
Re: Melgaard
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: Melgaard
  by "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@catoe.org>
Re: Melgaard
  by "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@catoe.org>
RE: 1974 Casavant
  by "Andrew Mead" <mead@eagle.ca>
Re: Melgaard
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Recital Review:  LeRoy McKinney--Gainesville FL
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Wanamaker's Organ Day
  by "Claire" <fleahopper@earthlink.net>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Decorating w/ pipes, was interesting website! From: "Douglas A Campbell" <dougcampbell@juno.com> Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2001 07:36:12 -0400   Well, you wouldn't put a pipe in the non-smoking section !     Douglas A. Campbell Skaneateles, NY     On Sat, 9 Jun 2001 16:00:32 EDT Innkawgneeto@cs.com writes: > Just for the list's information, the TGIFriday's here in Toms River, > NJ > indeed has an organ pipe or 2 in its decor, one sits high on a ledge > above > the tables (w/ assorted memorabilia from the town and area). > > Unfortunately, it's in the smoking section, so I don't get to sit > underneath > it. Oh well. > Can't have everything. > > Neil B   ________________________________________________________________ GET INTERNET ACCESS FROM JUNO! Juno offers FREE or PREMIUM Internet access for less! Join Juno today! For your FREE software, visit: http://dl.www.juno.com/get/tagj.  
(back) Subject: RE: Organ project X-posted LONG -- OOPS! From: <LLWheels@aol.com> Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2001 08:33:52 EDT     --part1_7a.16230aa7.2854c330_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Mea Culpa. It seems America-On-Hold has mangled my very long post because = I made the dreadful human error of using the standard abbreviation for the = word FOOT - you know the one -- under the quotation key. Anyone who is = desperate enough to wish to read that post may drop me an email and just say - send = it - and I will send you the post using another, hopefully, more = user-friendly service   Larry L. Wheelock Organist Conductor Composer Kenwood United Methodist Church Milwaukee, WI Austin Organ Co. Opus 1628, 1928 III/55       --part1_7a.16230aa7.2854c330_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Univers" LANG=3D"0">Mea Culpa. It seems America-On-Hold has = mangled my very long post because I <BR>made the dreadful human error of using the standard abbreviation for = the word <BR>FOOT - you know the one -- under the quotation key. Anyone who is = desperate <BR>enough to wish to read that post may drop me an email and just say - = send it <BR>- and I will send you the post using another, hopefully, more = user-friendly <BR>service <BR> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Univers" LANG=3D"0">Larry L. Wheelock <BR>Organist <BR>Conductor <BR>Composer <BR>Kenwood United Methodist Church <BR>Milwaukee, WI <BR>Austin Organ Co. Opus 1628, 1928 III/55</FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" = SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D"Bimini" LANG=3D"0"> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#ff0000" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Bimini" LANG=3D"0"> <BR></FONT></HTML>   --part1_7a.16230aa7.2854c330_boundary--  
(back) Subject: service list - Trinity Sunday - St. Matthew's ACC, Costa Mesa CA USA (X-posted) From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2001 06:42:04 -0700   Solemn High Mass at 10:30 a.m. KJV, '28 American Prayer Book, American Missal, '40 Hymnal   Voluntary - something without pedals ... legs not working so good this morning Hymn - I Bind Unto Myself Today (vss. 1-4) - St. Patrick's Breastplate Introit - Benedicta sit - fauxbourdon, Tone 8 Kyrie - Willan, Sancta Maria Magdalena Gradual - Benedictus es - fauxbourdon, Tone 6 Alleluia - Benedictus es - fauxbourdon, Tone 6 Anthem - Praise Ye The Father - Gounod Sanctus/Benedictus - Willan Amen - Robinson in D Major Agnus - Willan Communion Verse - Benedicimus Deum - fauxbourdon, Tone 4 Anthem - O Love Of God Most Full - Birchwood Hymn - Father, We Thank Thee - Rendez a Dieu Gloria in excelsis - Scottish Chant Orison - Day By Day - Sumner Hymn - I Bind Unto Myself Today (vss. 5-8) - St. Patrick's Breastplate* Voluntary - Improvisation on Something-Or-Other (grin)   *additional verses from the English Hymnal   Cheers,   Bud-By-The-Beach          
(back) Subject: Wanamaker's Organ Day From: <artie00000@home.com> Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2001 10:07:43 -0700   Dear List,   Would anyone like to give us the blow by blow of Wanamaker's Organ day for those of us unable to attend? Also the Clark Wilson concert on the(3/66)Kimball at nearby Wilmington Delaware's John Dickinson High School? For those fortunate enough to combine those two event's must have had one memorable day. WOW!   Arthur Aldrich  
(back) Subject: Melgaard From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2001 09:21:22 -0500   Hi listers-   I have a friend in Chicagoland looking for any info on Al Melgaards recordings. Mostly he's looking to buy long-gone lp's. He mentioned one lp -+ACI-This is Melgard+ACI- recorded on the Replica WurliTzer (+ACE-). = Al also did recordings for Hartz Mountain on a studio Barton with singing canaries in the background.   Any leads would be appreciado mucho+ACE-   Rick    
(back) Subject: More on Melbourne From: "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@arkansas.net> Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2001 10:13:30 -0500   Greetings, Pipechatters!   Yesterday, I posted a URL to the website of Craft Victoria in Australia, = who are involved in recycling portions of the old Melbourne Town Hall Organ. = I found it intriguing -- and hoped you all would as well -- to see discarded organ parts being utilized in new (and certainly unique, in this case!) = ways. Far better, I thought, than the much-more-typical usage of such old organ = parts these days, as dumpster fill, or bonfire fuel.   This morning, I received a very thoughtful email from Mr. Kelvin Hastie of Sydney, who brought to my attention further aspects of the entire organ project. It seems I've neglected to recognize the historical status of = this particular organ, now drastically altered. I hope everyone will forgive = my short-sightedness. (If everyone is already familiar with the story, = please pardon the long post!)   I copy below Mr. Hastie's letter, which references the website of the = Organ Historical Trust of Australia, as well as the June '01 issue of TAO and = past issues of The Tracker. I hope you all will find it as interesting as I = did. As we (in the US, that is) indeed still have numerous outstanding examples = of extant historic municipal organs (many of which remain in need of serious attention), I think this is something we all could perhaps learn something from.   So, without any further comment, here it is -- "the rest of the = story"...<g>   Tim Bovard Little Rock AR ---------------------------------------------- > > Dear Mr Bovard, > > Someone has passed on to me your comments re the excellent Craft = Victoria > website and the recycling of beautiful Californian Redwood from the 1929 > Hill, Norman & Beard components of the former Melbourne Town Hall organ, > Australia. I say 'former components' because the Town Hall effectively = has a > new Schantz organ from Orrville, Ohio, not a rebuilt organ. Certainly = the > old case and pipes and a few other bits and pieces have survived, but = not > enough to warrant the term 'rebuild'. > > Many of us here in Australia are utterly horrified by what was allowed = to > happen to this organ- it would not be legally permitted in most parts of > Europe, and indeed would attract significant criticism in your own OHS > circles if suggested in the USA. (Refer to letters in recent issues of = 'The > Tracker'). Melbourne City Council simply wanted an organ that was the > biggest in Australia, ignored all advice urging conservation of this > wonderful and rare instrument, and was happy to spend whatever it cost. > > I saw some of the chests in the Faculty of Architecture wood shop in > Melbourne recently, being allowed to look around by courtesy of Mr = Hamish > Hill, who manages the facility. The quality of workmanship in the 1929 > chests was uniformly superlative - wonderful joinery, generous use of > materials, etc. In my opinion the redwood should never have been = discarded > like this. Maybe this type of 'trashing' is commonplace in parts of the = USA, > but I know that many people here are very conservation minded. > > The organ should have been restored with minimal augmentation. There = are > other superb HN&B organs of the same vintage still working well - the = IV/50 > in St Peter's Cathedral, Adelaide, South Australia, and the IV/61 in = Dunedin > Town Hall, New Zealand, are two that come to mind. > > The justification for the work, amid much controversy here, was that the > Melbourne Town Hall organ was a poor instrument, unworthy of the = treatment > lavished on similar instruments in the US - eg the Skinner at Severance = Hall, > Cleveland, Ohio. This is nonsense. The organ was recorded on a = stunning CD > in 1992 - a CD that received much acclaim in 'The American Organist' > magazine, 'The Diapason', as well as many British journals. > > The saddest aspect of the recent work is that it destroyed Australia's = one > and only large Symphonic concert organ, and the largest organ built in = the > British Empire between the two world wars. The USA has large numbers of = big > organs of this period - Skinners, Austins, Mollers, Casavants, Aeolians, = and > so-on. You have indeed lost many, but you still have quite a large = number > surviving. > > As far as I know Schantz made no attempt to acquaint themselves with > Australian organ conservation standards, with Australian organbuilding = best > practice, nor Australian organ history. It seems if it was just a = business > venture for them. > > For further comment refer to the June 2001 issue of 'The American = Organist', > where a letter from John Maidment makes some pertinent points about the > work. Also the Organ Historical Trust of Australia's website, > <http://www.vicnet.net.au/~ohta/>. > > Please feel free to forward my email to whomever you so wish. > > Your sincerely, > > Kelvin Hastie > Sydney > Australia        
(back) Subject: Re: Melgaard From: "Stanley Lowkis" <nstarfil@mediaone.net> Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2001 14:01:54 -0400   I have an Al Melgard Replica mono, opening with 'Stormy Weather' I also have a 'Halifax' thing in mock stereo which includes 'Peanut = Vendor' I also have his first Audio Fidelity record which opens with 'Parade of = the Wooden Soldiers'   Take this discussion off-list, please.. The Melgard Estate may be Watching..   ...And God Forbid that any reputable Attorney be Offended, or God Forbid!   Outraged!   (The Shepardization alone could take years...   ...and years..   and years.."   (hmm.. the longer it takes, the better those hourly fees..)     OK!   Sanctimoniously yours,   Charles Dickens Managing Director of 'Bleak House'   Who has been cited and tortured for incorrect punctuation on my internet posts.   New Vocabulary Word of the DAY: "Moot"       VEAGUE wrote: > > Hi listers- > > I have a friend in Chicagoland looking for any info on Al Melgaards > recordings. Mostly he's looking to buy long-gone lp's. He mentioned one > lp -+ACI-This is Melgard+ACI- recorded on the Replica WurliTzer (+ACE-). = Al also did > recordings for Hartz Mountain on a studio Barton with singing canaries = in > the background. > > Any leads would be appreciado mucho+ACE- > > Rick > > "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: AGO Organ Plus: Poughkeepsie, NY 7 PM 06/10 (X-post) From: "Pat Maimone" <patmai@juno.com> Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2001 15:02:44 -0400   If you are in the neighborhood,   Come one, come all at 7 PM tonight (sorry for the late notice.. I just returned from a 30+ hour "vacation" (family reunion) on Cape Cod..) Sunday, June 10, at the United Methodist Church in Poughkeepsie, NY.. .... and hear many members of the Central Hudson Valley Chapter play the 3 manual Fritzsche pipe organ at the United Methodist Church, Poughkeepsie, NY, Polly James, organist.   Members have been asked to include instrumentalists if possible. Although I do not have the program, I understand that in addition to the Toccata and Fugue in d moll played by one of our new members, there will be a Bach prelude and fugue and a Romantic work (perhaps Carillon?) played by Jeff Alban, the President of the Association of Young Artists (formerly the Organ Geeks).   There will also be a Mozart epistle sonata with three string players and organ, a Gerald Finzi "Carol" from his "Five Bagatelles" for clarinet and organ featuring the organists at the Old Cadet Chapel and the Post Chapel, respectively, a piece for flugelhorn and organ played by the Dean and the Treasurer, three operatic arias sung by a board member and a piano-organ duet featuring the host organist and her mother.   Pat Maimone ________________________________________________________________ GET INTERNET ACCESS FROM JUNO! Juno offers FREE or PREMIUM Internet access for less! Join Juno today! For your FREE software, visit: http://dl.www.juno.com/get/tagj.  
(back) Subject: Re: 1974 Casavant From: "douglas morgan" <dkmorgan76209@yahoo.com> Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2001 12:45:11 -0700 (PDT)   Dear Mr. Harder:   Lawrence I. Phelps left Casavant in 1972 and was succeeded by Gerhard Brunzema, I believe. (I'm not sure of the spelling).   D. Keith Morgan --- Charles Harder <charder@ties.k12.mn.us> wrote: > Might someone know who would have been the tonal > director at Casavant in > 1974? When did Phelps leave? > > > Charles Harder > > > > "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: 1974 Casavant From: "Stanley Lowkis" <nstarfil@mediaone.net> Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2001 16:18:15 -0400   And Larry built a glorious organ at First and Second Church at Marlbourgh and Berkeley Streets in Boston   http://home.sprintmail.com/~fscboston/   Stan   douglas morgan wrote: > > Dear Mr. Harder: > > Lawrence I. Phelps left Casavant in 1972 and was > succeeded by Gerhard Brunzema, I believe. (I'm not > sure of the spelling). > > D. Keith Morgan > --- Charles Harder <charder@ties.k12.mn.us> wrote: > > Might someone know who would have been the tonal > > director at Casavant in > > 1974? When did Phelps leave? > > > > > > Charles Harder > > > > > > > > "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/ > > "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: apology From: "Jenny Setchell" <setchell@paradise.net.nz> Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2001 11:44:50 +1200   Hi pipechat,   Just to apologise to anyone who is trying to access the Rieger organ website in the Town Hall, Christchurch, New Zealand (www.nzorgan.com) - the site is down for unknown reasons and I am trying to get help = from the host server, icom. In the meantime it is not loading and all pages are out of action. Sorry, and I will post a note when it is back up again.   Cheers, Jenny Setchell   mailto:setchell@paradise.net.nz      
(back) Subject: Re: Melgaard From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2001 19:07:31 -0500   Thanks Stan........I think.   Rick    
(back) Subject: Re: Melgaard From: "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@catoe.org> Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2001 19:16:22 -0500   In October the ALS Foundation holds a Giant Music Mart in a tent in the parking lot of Old Orchard Shopping Center, Skokie, Il....there are always =   lots of old records of all kinds and I found some Leon Barry and Al = Melgard LPs there last year. They also have tapes, CDs, stereos and print music. Quite a bit of junk to sort through but old recordings can be had for much =   less than you would get them for in a vintage record shop.   just a thought,   Jon   At 09:21 AM 6/10/01 -0500, you wrote: >Hi listers- > > I have a friend in Chicagoland looking for any info on Al Melgaards >recordings. Mostly he's looking to buy long-gone lp's. He mentioned one >lp -+ACI-This is Melgard+ACI- recorded on the Replica WurliTzer (+ACE-). >Al also did >recordings for Hartz Mountain on a studio Barton with singing canaries in >the background. > > Any leads would be appreciado mucho+ACE- > >Rick > > >"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: Melgaard From: "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@catoe.org> Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2001 19:23:24 -0500   Additional information about Mammoth Music Mart can be found at <http://www.lesturnerals.org/music.htm>    
(back) Subject: RE: 1974 Casavant From: "Andrew Mead" <mead@eagle.ca> Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2001 20:55:24 -0400       -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of Stanley Lowkis Sent: Sunday, June 10, 2001 4:18 PM To: PipeChat Subject: Re: 1974 Casavant     And Larry built a glorious organ at First and Second Church at Marlbourgh and Berkeley Streets in Boston   http://home.sprintmail.com/~fscboston/   Stan   Was that after his tenure at Casavant when ( I believe ) he established = his own business, Lawrence Phelps and Associates? I understand a Trompette en facade in a church I service was installed by this company in 1976.   Does anyone know if he built his own pipes? The resonators are of copper without flare. The action and winding of these pipes are unusual.   A. Mead    
(back) Subject: Re: Melgaard From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2001 20:21:15 -0500   Thanks Jon for the ALS lead. I'll pass it on.   Rick    
(back) Subject: Recital Review: LeRoy McKinney--Gainesville FL From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2001 21:51:25 EDT     --part1_4e.1741e826.28557e1d_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   This afternoon LeRoy McKinney played a recital on the Kinzey-Angerstein = organ at First Lutheran Church, Gainesville, Florida. Specification of the 2m =   mechanical action organ are on my webpage (below) under "The Pet Hoomin" = --> Pipe Organs of Gainesville. The theme of the program was "North vs South" = (Germany, that is!). The first half of the program was music from South Germany:   Wenn wir in Hoechsten Noeten sein BMV 641 ... JS Bach Toccata in Duodecima et ultima ... Georg Muffat Canzona quarti toni .. Christian Erbach Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott ... Johann Pachelbel Praeludium in C-Dur ... Anton Bruckner Toccata alla Rumba (1971) ... Peter Planayavsky   Highlights of the above selections were the Bruckner and Planayavsky = pieces. The Bruckner was very interesting and colorful chord progressions. The = only problem with this piece is that it did not last long enough. It was = written on request for a gentleman that Bruckner met on a train trip. Sadly, it seems that he lost interest in it or forgot about and did not do any development with afterward. With such a wonderful opening, it might have =   been a wonderful Prelude and Fugue. The Toccata alla Rumba is "a chorale prelude on Nun danket und bringet Ehr..., but it is not in any way what I would consider "chorale based". = It is in a stunning improvisatory style, has wonderful contrasting sections, = and is immensely interesting. It was, IMHO, the highlight of the entire program. I highly recommend it.   Following intermission it was North's turn:   Praeludium, Fugue, und Ciacona in C-Dur (BuxWV 137) ... Dietrich = Buxtehude Praeludium un Fugue in D-moll ... Clara Schumann Andantino (Kleine Praeludien und Intermezzi, Werk 9) ... Hermann = Schroeder Toccata and Fugue in d-moll ... JS Bach   The South won this time! The highlight of this section was the lovely Schroeder Andantino. The remainder of the program paled in comparison = to the Brucker and Planyavsky. The organ would be perfect for this type of =   music except that the original Vogel-V temperament has been altered to equalzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.   The organ is one of my three favorites in Gainesville, dropping to third place after the temperament change.   Bruce Cornely ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Duncan, Miles, Molly, and Dewi Visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/   --part1_4e.1741e826.28557e1d_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>This afternoon LeRoy = McKinney played a recital on the Kinzey-Angerstein organ <BR>&nbsp;at First Lutheran Church, Gainesville, Florida. = &nbsp;&nbsp;Specification of the 2m <BR>mechanical action organ are on my webpage (below) under "The Pet = Hoomin" &nbsp;--&gt; <BR>Pipe Organs of Gainesville. &nbsp;The theme of the program was "North = vs South" &nbsp; <BR>(Germany, that is!). &nbsp;The first half of the program was music = from South <BR>Germany: <BR> <BR>Wenn wir in Hoechsten Noeten sein &nbsp;BMV 641 &nbsp;&nbsp;... = &nbsp;JS Bach <BR>Toccata in Duodecima et ultima &nbsp;... &nbsp;Georg Muffat <BR>Canzona quarti toni &nbsp;.. &nbsp;Christian Erbach <BR>Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott &nbsp;... Johann Pachelbel <BR>Praeludium in C-Dur &nbsp;&nbsp;... &nbsp;&nbsp;Anton Bruckner <BR>Toccata alla Rumba &nbsp;(1971) &nbsp;... &nbsp;Peter Planayavsky <BR> <BR>Highlights of the above selections were the Bruckner and Planayavsky = pieces. &nbsp; <BR>&nbsp;The Bruckner was very interesting and colorful chord = progressions. &nbsp;The only <BR>problem with this piece is that it did not last long enough. &nbsp;It = was written <BR>on request for a gentleman that Bruckner met on a train trip. = &nbsp;&nbsp;Sadly, it <BR>seems that he lost interest in it or forgot about and did not do any <BR>development with afterward. &nbsp;&nbsp;With such a wonderful opening, = it might have <BR>been a wonderful Prelude and Fugue. <BR>The Toccata alla Rumba is "a chorale prelude on Nun danket und bringet =   <BR>Ehr..., but it is not in any way what I would consider "chorale = based". &nbsp;&nbsp;It <BR>is in a stunning improvisatory style, has wonderful contrasting = sections, and <BR>is immensely interesting. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;It was, IMHO, the = highlight of the entire <BR>program. &nbsp;I highly recommend it. <BR> <BR>Following intermission it was North's turn: <BR> <BR>Praeludium, Fugue, und Ciacona in C-Dur &nbsp;(BuxWV 137) = &nbsp;&nbsp;... &nbsp;Dietrich Buxtehude <BR>Praeludium un Fugue in D-moll &nbsp;... &nbsp;Clara Schumann <BR>Andantino &nbsp;(Kleine Praeludien und Intermezzi, Werk 9) &nbsp;... = Hermann Schroeder <BR>Toccata and Fugue in d-moll &nbsp;&nbsp;... &nbsp;&nbsp;JS Bach <BR> <BR>The South won this time! &nbsp;&nbsp;The highlight of this section was = the lovely <BR>Schroeder Andantino. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;The remainder of the = program paled in comparison to <BR>the Brucker and Planyavsky. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;The organ would be = perfect for this type of <BR>music except that the original Vogel-V temperament has been altered to =   <BR>equalzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. <BR> <BR>The organ is one of my three favorites in Gainesville, dropping to = third <BR>place after the temperament change. <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> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Duncan, Miles, Molly, and Dewi <BR>Visit Howling Acres at = &nbsp;&nbsp;http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/</FONT></HTML>   --part1_4e.1741e826.28557e1d_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Wanamaker's Organ Day From: "Claire" <fleahopper@earthlink.net> Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2001 22:29:23 -0400     > > Would anyone like to give us the blow by blow of Wanamaker's Organ >day for those of us unable to attend? Also the Clark Wilson concert on >the(3/66)Kimball at nearby Wilmington Delaware's John Dickinson High >School? For those fortunate enough to combine those two event's >must have had one memorable day. WOW! > > Arthur Aldrich     WOW is an understatement - at least for the Wanamaker Organ Day - I had given my Dickinson ticket away since I just couldn't manage both in one = day & still be ready for a class reunion on Sunday. Two of the pipe chambers were open for tours in between the concerts - the pedal - behind the facade & the string on the 4th floor - the string hasn't been open for years since you need to go outside Lord & Taylor & into the office building to get to that chamber. There were 4 concerts on Saturday & I'm hoping someone else will post = about them - if not, I will do it on Monday.   I just want to mention the last concert real quick - the organ & the Allentown Band - A Sousa program - & I do love that music - you just = can't imagine the wonderful sound of the organ & the brass together - = especially when it came to The Stars & Stripes - especially when Rudy Lucente, who played the last concert opened it up - just a magnificent sound. And yes - =   the crowd went wild with applause. If you haven't heard the organ in a while - you're in for a big surprise. They're been working really hard on =   it - the Organ Symposium was in town last week - and the restoration is proceeding. These guys are really dedicated & work hard.   The first concert was Peter Richard Conte - I didn't get to hear the announcements of what he was going to play since I was at the Friends = table selling cd's & mugs (no one from the list stopped to say hi though)- but I =   think he mentioned that the first piece was something he was recording on the organ now. Before you all get excited about a new recording - it's just being worked on - and may take some time - no release dates that I know of. And if the 76'ers keep winning - it's going to take even longer = - Doing it at night when the store is quiet - and having a bunch of honking cars & happy fans making noise outside doesn't help.   Someone else chime in here please to describe these concerts. I'll post about concerts 2 & 3 tomorrow - in a bit more detail, hopefully, =   but it's been too long a week - being down there almost all week & then 2 long days this weekend. Claire