PipeChat Digest #2157 - Friday, June 15, 2001
 
Re: French Composer Anecdotes Wanted............
  by "Jackson R. Williams II" <jackwilliams_1999@yahoo.com>
Re: french composer anecdotes wanted
  by <LLWheels@aol.com>
Theatre Organ CDs: Clark Wilson & Dave Wickerham
  by "William T. Van Pelt" <bill@organsociety.org>
Vierne & Cochereau on 2 new CDs
  by "William T. Van Pelt" <bill@organsociety.org>
Two Very Fine CDs From St. Mary's, San Francisco (x post)
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
Re:anecdotes all!
  by "Jenny and Martin Setchell" <setchell@paradise.net.nz>
Re: french composer anecdotes wanted
  by "Jackson R. Williams II" <jackwilliams_1999@yahoo.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: French Composer Anecdotes Wanted............ From: "Jackson R. Williams II" <jackwilliams_1999@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 14:56:49 -0700 (PDT)   Oh Dennis, please, PLEASE don't bring up that stupid poll again!   JW ;)   --- StatRussell@aol.com wrote: > Jackson, lighten up. Relax. Do you believe in > having fun? I feel I'm going > to have to resurrect my poll of "What organ stop > does your dog sound like?" > just to make everybody laugh again (I really enjoyed > the responses, it was a > lot of FUN!!!) > > Dennis R. >     __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Spot the hottest trends in music, movies, and more. http://buzz.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: Re: french composer anecdotes wanted From: <LLWheels@aol.com> Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 18:05:26 EDT     --part1_f9.b61014c.285a8f26_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 6/14/2001 5:00:20 PM Central Daylight Time, pipechat@pipechat.org writes:     > Re: french composer anecdotes wanted > Perhaps it's my mood or the stormy weather, but at this point I'd like to change the thread to: FRENCH COMPOSER ANTIDOTES WANTED     Larry L. Wheelock Organist Conductor Composer Kenwood United Methodist Church Milwaukee, WI Austin Organ Co. Opus 1628, 1928 III/55       --part1_f9.b61014c.285a8f26_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">In a message dated 6/14/2001 5:00:20 PM = Central Daylight Time, <BR>pipechat@pipechat.org writes: <BR> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">Re: french = composer anecdotes wanted <BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</BLOCKQUOTE> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Univers" LANG=3D"0">Perhaps it's my mood or the stormy weather, = but at this point I'd like to <BR>change the thread to: FRENCH COMPOSER ANTIDOTES WANTED <BR> <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_f9.b61014c.285a8f26_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Theatre Organ CDs: Clark Wilson & Dave Wickerham From: "William T. Van Pelt" <bill@organsociety.org> Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 19:20:09 -0400   There are two new theatre organ CDs available at http://www.ohscatalog.org Both are at the bottom of the opening page.   "Clark Wilson at the Ohio Theatre," Columbus, playing the 324-stop(!) = Robert Morton, enlarged. Favorites by Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hammerstein, and many more, like = "Hooray for Hollywood" and "Love's Old Sweet Song."   "Dave@Dickinson" features the 3-66 Kimball at Dickinson High School in Wilmington, Delaware. Program includes "Tico Tico," "How Great Thou Art," "Phantom of the Opera," and many other pieces by composers like Gershwin, Fats Waller, and even Chopin and Beethoven!   Bill    
(back) Subject: Vierne & Cochereau on 2 new CDs From: "William T. Van Pelt" <bill@organsociety.org> Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 19:38:12 -0400   At the top of the opening page at http://www.ohscatalog.org see two new = CDs:   In the latest release of Ben van Oosten's recording of the Vierne works on the elegant MDG label, a box of 3 CDs for the price of 2 includes all of = the "24 Pi=E9ces en Style Libre" as well as some rarely-recorded works = including Durufl=E9's transcriptions from 78RPM recordings of two marches and a mediation, Messes basses Opera 30 & 62; Triptyque, Op. 58; and three = early works "Verset fugue sur In exitu Isra=EBl", Allegretto, Op. 1; Pr=E9lude fun=E8bre, Op. 4; Communion, Op. 8     Jeremy Filsell has transcribed many of the recorded improvisations by = Pierre Cochereau, organist of Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, 1955-1984 (those published as sheet music are also available from OHS), and plays them for this CD in the grand acoustics of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral on the 1967 J. W. Walker & Sons 4-90. The transcriptions include: La Marsellaise (Funeral President De Gaulle 1970); Sortie Improvis=E9e sur La Marsellaise (Mass with President Giscard d'Estaing in attendance); Variations sur = Adeste Fideles (1970 Notre Dame); Symphonie Improvis=E9e (in four movements,1956 Boston Symphony Hall); Alleluia de P=E2ques (1973 Easter Day concert, Notre-Dame, one of four Chorals on Easter Themes); Scherzo Symphonique (1974, recital at Notre Dame).   Bill    
(back) Subject: Two Very Fine CDs From St. Mary's, San Francisco (x post) From: <ScottFop@aol.com> Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2001 01:11:47 EDT     --part1_d.162a633f.285af313_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"UTF-8" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Language: en   I would like to share with all of you information regarding two wonderful = ne=3D w=3D20 CDs from The Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption in San Francisco.   The first was recorded live during a concert in November 1999 and is = the=3D20 music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. I must say that the overall approach = to=3D20 the repertoire included in this recording is so very refreshing and = well=3D20 thought out. It is especially nice to hear a "new" rendition of the = Requiem=3D ..=3D20 The choir and orchestra both are very fine and well prepared and = sound=3D20 glorious in the resonant acoustics of St. Mary's.   The artists include the St. Mary's Cathedral Choir, the San Francisco = Choral=3D =3D20 Artists and the Jubilate Orchestra. The soloists include soprano Mimi = Ruiz,=3D =3D20 alto Leslie Massberg, tenor Michael P. Mendelsohn and bass Stephen Walsh. = =3D20 (Mr. Walsh is the principal cantor at the Cathedral). The music is under = the=3D =3D20 wonderful and artistic direction of Christoph Tietze, Organist-Choirmaster = o=3D f=3D20 the Cathedral and the repertoire includes:   Church Sonata No. 1 in E-flat Major, KV 67 Church Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Major, KV 68   Ave Verum Corpus   Requiem -Introit: Requiem Aeternam -Kyrie -Sequence=3D20 (Dies Irae, Tuba Mirum, Rex Tremendae, Recordare, Confutatis, Lacrymosa) -Offertorio (Domine Jesu Christe, Hostias) Sanctus Benedictus Agnus Dei Communio (Lux Aeterna, Cum Sanctis)   The second recording is of the St. Mary's Cathedral Choir of boys and = girls,=3D =3D20 which was recorded live during a concert at the Church of St. Cecelia in = San=3D =3D20 Francisco.   Under the direction of Christoph Tietze, the choristers are well = prepared,=3D20 precise and articulate. The accompaniments include piano and organ=3D20 appropriately, according to the specific selection. The repertoire = includes=3D :   All Nature Sings (Haydn) Thanks Be To Thee (Handel) Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach) Canon of Praise (Pachelbel/Hopson) Saw Ye My Savior (Johnson) All Things Bright and Beautiful (Rutter) Gaudent in Coelis (Derring)   Messe Basse (Faure) -Kyrie -Sanctus -Agnus Dei   Ave Maria (Schubert) Ave Maria (Victoria) Cantate Domino (Pitoni) This Is the Day (Anon., 16th Century) Alleluia Round (Boyce) This Joyful Eastertide (arr: Tietze) Lord For Thy Tender Mercies' Sake (Hilton) Te Lucis Ante Terminum (Tallis) Kumbaya (arr: Tietze) Poor Man Lazrus (arr: Hairston) Climbin' Up (arr: Smith)   Christoph is to be commended for his very fine work in and around San=3D20 Francisco. He has done much for the world of Roman Catholic music and = his=3D20 choirs at the Cathedral provide excellent musical leadership every = weekend.=3D20=3D =3D20 It is especially nice to see the repertoire he teaches his younger = chorister=3D s=3D20 in a day and age where full choirs of men and boys and girls and women = seem=3D20 to be disappearing rapidly for the most part.   The ordering information for these CDs may be obtained from Christoph at: ctietze@compuserve.com   SCOTT F. FOPPIANO, Principal Organist and Director of Music and Liturgy THE NATIONAL SHRINE OF THE LITTLE FLOWER, Royal Oak, MI (Geo. Kilgen & Son, St. Louis, MO, Opus 5180, 1933) =3DE2=3D80=3D9CCantantibus organis Caecilia Domino decantabat dicens, fiat cor meum immaculatum ut non confundar.=3DE2=3D80=3D9D     --part1_d.162a633f.285af313_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"UTF-8" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Language: en   <HTML><FONT FACE=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#0000a0" SIZE=3D3D2 = FAMILY=3D =3D3D"SCRIPT" FACE=3D3D"Comic Sans MS" LANG=3D3D"0">I would like to share = with all=3D of you information regarding two wonderful new=3D20 <BR>CDs from The Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption in San Francisco. <BR> <BR>The first was recorded live during a concert in November 1999 and is = the=3D =3D20 <BR>music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. &nbsp;I must say that the overall = appr=3D oach to=3D20 <BR>the repertoire included in this recording is so very refreshing and well=3D =3D20 <BR>thought out. &nbsp;It is especially nice to hear a "new" rendition of = th=3D e Requiem.=3D20 <BR>&nbsp;The choir and orchestra both are very fine and well prepared and = s=3D ound=3D20 <BR>glorious in the resonant acoustics of St. Mary's. <BR> <BR>The artists include the St. Mary's Cathedral Choir, the San Francisco = Ch=3D oral=3D20 <BR>Artists and the Jubilate Orchestra. &nbsp;The soloists include soprano = M=3D imi Ruiz,=3D20 <BR>alto Leslie Massberg, tenor Michael P. Mendelsohn and bass Stephen = Walsh=3D .. &nbsp; <BR>(Mr. Walsh is the principal cantor at the Cathedral). The music is = under=3D the=3D20 <BR>wonderful and artistic direction of Christoph Tietze, = Organist-Choirmast=3D er of=3D20 <BR>the Cathedral and the repertoire includes: <BR> <BR>Church Sonata No. 1 in E-flat Major, KV 67 <BR>Church Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Major, KV 68 <BR> <BR>Ave Verum Corpus <BR> <BR>Requiem <BR>-Introit: Requiem Aeternam <BR>-Kyrie <BR>-Sequence=3D20 <BR>(Dies Irae, Tuba Mirum, Rex Tremendae, Recordare, Confutatis, = Lacrymosa) <BR>-Offertorio <BR>(Domine Jesu Christe, Hostias) <BR>Sanctus <BR>Benedictus <BR>Agnus Dei <BR>Communio <BR>(Lux Aeterna, Cum Sanctis) <BR> <BR>The second recording is of the St. Mary's Cathedral Choir of boys and = gi=3D rls,=3D20 <BR>which was recorded live during a concert at the Church of St. Cecelia = in=3D San=3D20 <BR>Francisco. <BR> <BR>Under the direction of Christoph Tietze, the choristers are well = prepare=3D d,=3D20 <BR>precise and articulate. &nbsp;The accompaniments include piano and = organ=3D =3D20 <BR>appropriately, according to the specific selection. &nbsp;The = repertoire=3D includes: <BR> <BR>All Nature Sings (Haydn) <BR>Thanks Be To Thee (Handel) <BR>Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach) <BR>Canon of Praise (Pachelbel/Hopson) <BR>Saw Ye My Savior (Johnson) <BR>All Things Bright and Beautiful (Rutter) <BR>Gaudent in Coelis (Derring) <BR> <BR>Messe Basse (Faure) <BR>-Kyrie <BR>-Sanctus <BR>-Agnus Dei <BR> <BR>Ave Maria (Schubert) <BR>Ave Maria (Victoria) <BR>Cantate Domino (Pitoni) <BR>This Is the Day (Anon., 16th Century) <BR>Alleluia Round (Boyce) <BR>This Joyful Eastertide (arr: Tietze) <BR>Lord For Thy Tender Mercies' Sake (Hilton) <BR>Te Lucis Ante Terminum (Tallis) <BR>Kumbaya (arr: Tietze) <BR>Poor Man Lazrus (arr: Hairston) <BR>Climbin' Up (arr: Smith) <BR> <BR>Christoph is to be commended for his very fine work in and around = San=3D20 <BR>Francisco. &nbsp;He has done much for the world of Roman Catholic = music=3D20=3D and his=3D20 <BR>choirs at the Cathedral provide excellent musical leadership every = weeke=3D nd. &nbsp; <BR>It is especially nice to see the repertoire he teaches his younger = chori=3D sters=3D20 <BR>in a day and age where full choirs of men and boys and girls and women = s=3D eem=3D20 <BR>to be disappearing rapidly for the most part. <BR> <BR>The ordering information for these CDs may be obtained from Christoph = at=3D : <BR>ctietze@compuserve.com <BR> <BR><B>SCOTT F. FOPPIANO</B>, Principal Organist and Director of Music and = L=3D iturgy <BR>THE NATIONAL SHRINE OF THE LITTLE FLOWER, Royal Oak, MI <BR>(Geo. Kilgen &amp; Son, St. Louis, MO, Opus 5180, 1933) <BR><I>=3DE2=3D80=3D9CCantantibus organis Caecilia Domino decantabat = dicens, <BR>fiat cor meum immaculatum ut non confundar.=3DE2=3D80=3D9D</I> <BR></FONT></HTML>   --part1_d.162a633f.285af313_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re:anecdotes all! From: "Jenny and Martin Setchell" <setchell@paradise.net.nz> Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2001 20:15:36 +1200   Hello dear chirpy pipe chatters, thanks to all who have joined in the fray about anecdotes on French composers; to those who have enjoyed a laugh and true and untrue anecdotes, bless you! Some we had not heard although having spent a week emersed in some of the great volumes about the lives of all of these, we feel we truly know them as people. And to those worried about cheapening the music or the composers, or the organ, never fear! As Francophiles and french-speakers it is the last possible intention. The aim is to make our audiences get to know the composers as real people, and the music as the sublime art-form it is; to make them want to = come and hear organ music again, and again, and again....no matter who is playing....   Short-term solution: come and listen/see for yourself...NZ isn't that far = away!!! (Bit chilly at the moment tho....)   Cheers and thanks again to you all, Jenny and Martin      
(back) Subject: Re: french composer anecdotes wanted From: "Jackson R. Williams II" <jackwilliams_1999@yahoo.com> Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2001 01:45:36 -0700 (PDT)   Well, I hope your mood improves, because the French repertoire is rich and vast: beautiful, colorful works of Ravel, Debussy, Satie, Poulenc, Duparc, Franck, Saint-Saens, etc. The world would be a far emptier place without them. Head to your local record store, Larry, and enrich your collection and your soul.   --- LLWheels@aol.com wrote: > In a message dated 6/14/2001 5:00:20 PM Central > Daylight Time, > pipechat@pipechat.org writes: > > > > Re: french composer anecdotes wanted > > > Perhaps it's my mood or the stormy weather, but at > this point I'd like to > change the thread to: FRENCH COMPOSER ANTIDOTES > WANTED > > > Larry L. Wheelock > Organist > Conductor > Composer > Kenwood United Methodist Church > Milwaukee, WI > Austin Organ Co. Opus 1628, 1928 III/55 > > >     __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Spot the hottest trends in music, movies, and more. http://buzz.yahoo.com/