PipeChat Digest #1863 - Tuesday, March 6, 2001
 
Re: console standards
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: Copland Sympnony  for Organ/Orchestra
  by <WiegandCJ@aol.com>
Re: Concert works for Organ and Orchestra...
  by <WiegandCJ@aol.com>
Re: console standards
  by "Bob Elms" <elmsr@albanyis.com.au>
Re: console standards
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
Re: console standards
  by "Rebekah Ingram" <rringram@syr.edu>
Re: Copland Sympnony  for Organ/Orchestra
  by "Robert Ehrhardt" <r_ehrh@bellsouth.net>
Re: console standards
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Copland Sympnony  for Organ/Orchestra
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Biggs and Copland Sympnony  for Organ/Orchestra
  by "Jackson R. Williams II" <jackwilliams_1999@yahoo.com>
Re: PipeChat Digest #1861 - 03/05/01
  by <StatRussell@aol.com>
Re: PipeChat Digest #1862 - 03/06/01
  by <StatRussell@aol.com>
Re: Concert works for Organ and Orchestra...
  by "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu>
Re: Cincinnati AGO Sponsors Church Music Workshop
  by "noel jones" <gedeckt@usit.net>
RE: Re: console standards
  by "vdbarton@pop.erols.com" <vdbarton@pop.erols.com>
Re: console standards
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: console standards
  by "Bob conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca>
Re: Concert works for Organ and Orchestra...
  by "conmara" <conmara@grandcanyonhiker.com>
a legacy of organ scores
  by "Randy Terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: console standards From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2001 05:28:20 -0500   Re: Stairmaster-   Friends came back from France with pix of 'stairmaster' organs over there. One held onto a bar above their head and worked the bellows = treadles like climbing stairs. This was on the side of the organ case.   Talk about "sweatin' to the oldies" !   Rick    
(back) Subject: Re: Copland Sympnony for Organ/Orchestra From: <WiegandCJ@aol.com> Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2001 07:19:20 EST   In einer eMail vom 06.03.01 01:35:01 (MEZ) Mitteleurop=E4ische Zeit schreibt= =20 tgregory@speeddial.net:   <<=20 MY wife and I were fortunate to hear Thomas Murray perform this work with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. =20 Is there are recording available of this work? >>   Available at www.jpc.de:   --------------snip---------------   Copland,Aaron (1900-1990) =20 =20 Symphonie f=FCr Orgel & Orchester=20 Delos, DDD, 96/97 CD, 8539766 37.95 DM=20 V=D6-Datum: 19.5.98 (19.40 EUR)=20 =20 Interpreten/Komponisten:=20 +The Red Pony-Suite Music for the Theatre Marshall, Dallas SO, Litton *** Surround-Sound *** =20   Kritik:=20 H. Gr=FCnewald in KLASSIK heute 8/98: "So ist die Partnerschaft von Solist,=20 Orchester und Dirigent in der eigenwilligen 'Orgelsinfonie' mit ihren=20 Kontrasten und changierenden Stimmungen sehr =FCberzeugend, die 'Theatermusi= k'=20 bietet dem Orchester Gelegenheit zu besonders brillantem Spiel=20   ----------------snip--------------   I for myself have an old LP of this work with Edward Power Biggs, New York=20 Philharmonic and Bernstein, which ist no longer available. Unfortunately I d= o=20 not know where it was recorded. Any tips?   Carl  
(back) Subject: Re: Concert works for Organ and Orchestra... From: <WiegandCJ@aol.com> Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2001 07:19:21 EST   In einer eMail vom 05.03.01 20:03:31 (MEZ) Mitteleurop=E4ische Zeit schreibt= =20 kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu:   << The Guilmant organ/orchestra works are wonderful, but they are fully integrated works, rather than concertos with the organ as soloist. If that's what you want, go for Guilmant, either in d or in A. >>   In this case the 4 Widor Symphonies for Organ and Orchestra would be of=20 interest too.   And more Concertos: Flor Peeters, Petr Eben, Jean Langlais, Paul Hindemith,=20 G=FCnther Raphael, Charles Stanford, Horatio Parker, Francis Poulenc, Anthon= =20 van der Horst, Friedrich Voss, Helmut Eder, Heinz Schubert, Alfredo Casella,= =20 Francois-Joseph Fetis, Arthur Piechler, Malcolm Williamson, Jacques=20 Charpentier, Peter Dickinson, Karl H=F6ller, Max Baumann, Peter Huber, Gion=20 Antoni Derungs, just to tell two or three.....   Carl  
(back) Subject: Re: console standards From: "Bob Elms" <elmsr@albanyis.com.au> Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2001 20:17:40 +0800   Jolly fun! Bob E.   Bob Scarborough wrote: > > However, such a contrivance could be mated to the windbags of > one of those "retro-organs" now in favor in various quarters, thus = allowing the exerciser to produce wind (for the organ, of course) whilst = sweating > off the pounds. One could also attach said treadles to a = flywheel which is > thence connected by a geared transmission to a small = alternator, thus > providing emergency AC power in the event of an outage! > > dB > >  
(back) Subject: Re: console standards From: <DRAWKNOB@aol.com> Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2001 08:26:16 EST   In a message dated 3/6/01 12:49:56 AM Central Standard Time, elmsr@albanyis.com.au writes:   << Do you seriously enjoy getting some poor mutt to come and hand pump the organ for 2 hours >>   Hmmmm, I'm game for it!  
(back) Subject: Re: console standards From: "Rebekah Ingram" <rringram@syr.edu> Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2001 08:39:04 -0500     ----- Original Message ----- From: Bob Elms <elmsr@albanyis.com.au> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Monday, March 05, 2001 8:52 PM Subject: Re: console standards     > What's a stairmaster???? And in more than 50 years of church playing I > cannot remember having even one power outage!   The exercise machines in which one simulates climbing stairs. It's like = Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. It takes two people to pump: the first person = climbs on the bellows and pushes down with the left foot, then the right foot. = The second person does the same in a "wave" order, thus providing continuous air.   -Rebekah    
(back) Subject: Re: Copland Sympnony for Organ/Orchestra From: "Robert Ehrhardt" <r_ehrh@bellsouth.net> Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2001 08:29:21 -0000   The Bernstein/Biggs/NYPO recording is available on CD on Sony Classics SM= K 63155. This CD also includes the Copland 3rd Symphony. It's also availabl= e in a 2 CD set (Sony 47232) which has the Organ Symphony, the Dance Sympho= ny, the Second Symphony,Music for the Theatre, the Piano Concerto and the Statements for Orchestra. The Organ Symphony (which I also have had the pleasure of playing) was recorded at Avery Fisher Hall (n=E9e Philharmoni= c Hall) and the organ is the Aeolian-Skinner which is now incorporated into the Crystal Cathedral megaorgan.   Robert Ehrhardt     ----- Original Message ----- From: <WiegandCJ@aol.com> To: <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2001 12:19 PM Subject: Re: Copland Sympnony for Organ/Orchestra       I for myself have an old LP of this work with Edward Power Biggs, New Yor= k Philharmonic and Bernstein, which ist no longer available. Unfortunately = I do not know where it was recorded. Any tips?   Carl   "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: console standards From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2001 09:34:55 EST     --part1_67.1096c658.27d64f8f_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 3/6/01 6:49:47 AM !!!First Boot!!!, = elmsr@albanyis.com.au writes:     > Do you seriously enjoy getting some poor mutt to come and hand pump the > organ for 2 hours while you practise? I'll keep the electric pump thank > you. It won't fall asleep when I pause for a little refreshment half way > through. Oh!! You use the beagles!! Fair enough! My dog refuses to do > the job! Hides behind the workshop. >   Manual pumping is primarily for performance, and occasional private = pleasure. An electric blower is fine for pounding notes. But the gentle sound of pipes speaking on unforced wind is wonderful.   Beagles WORK??? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Now if I could harness their snoring to stable pitches, I'd have a pedal reed!!   Bruce ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/   --part1_67.1096c658.27d64f8f_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>In a message dated = 3/6/01 6:49:47 AM !!!First Boot!!!, elmsr@albanyis.com.au <BR>writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">Do you seriously = enjoy getting some poor mutt to come and hand pump the <BR>organ for 2 hours while you practise? I'll keep the electric pump = thank <BR>you. It won't fall asleep when I pause for a little refreshment half = way <BR>through. Oh!! You use the beagles!! Fair enough! My dog refuses to do <BR>the job! Hides behind the workshop. <BR></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>Manual pumping is primarily for performance, and occasional private = pleasure. <BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;An electric blower is fine for pounding notes. &nbsp;But = the gentle sound of <BR>pipes speaking on unforced wind is wonderful. <BR> <BR>Beagles WORK??? &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA <BR>Now if I could harness their snoring to stable pitches, I'd have a = pedal <BR>reed!! <BR> <BR>Bruce &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;~ &nbsp;Cremona502@cs.com &nbsp; <BR>with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" <BR>Visit Howling Acres at = &nbsp;&nbsp;http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/</FONT></HTML>   --part1_67.1096c658.27d64f8f_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Copland Sympnony for Organ/Orchestra From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2001 09:38:59 EST     --part1_2f.11d4dd55.27d65083_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   I have an old recording of the Copland Organ Symphony, with (maybe) Biggs playing. It's wonderful. It's a disc, so if you don't get any other leads, please let me know.     Bruce ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/   --part1_2f.11d4dd55.27d65083_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>I have an old recording = of the Copland Organ Symphony, with (maybe) Biggs <BR>playing. &nbsp;It's wonderful. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;It's a disc, so if = you don't get any other <BR>leads, please let me know. <BR> <BR> <BR>Bruce &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;~ &nbsp;Cremona502@cs.com &nbsp; <BR>with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" <BR>Visit Howling Acres at = &nbsp;&nbsp;http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/</FONT></HTML>   --part1_2f.11d4dd55.27d65083_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Biggs and Copland Sympnony for Organ/Orchestra From: "Jackson R. Williams II" <jackwilliams_1999@yahoo.com> Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2001 06:44:59 -0800 (PST)   The Biggs/Bernstein recording of the Copland has been reissued on Sony's "Bernstein Century" series and is available on CD in most decent record stores. Hope this helps. It still remains a marvelous recording.   --- WiegandCJ@aol.com wrote: > > << > MY wife and I were fortunate to hear Thomas Murray > perform this work with > the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. > > Is there are recording available of this work? > >> > > Available at www.jpc.de: > > --------------snip--------------- > > Copland,Aaron (1900-1990) > > Symphonie f=FCr Orgel & Orchester > Delos, DDD, 96/97 CD, 8539766 37.95 DM > V=D6-Datum: 19.5.98 (19.40 EUR) > > Interpreten/Komponisten: > +The Red Pony-Suite > Music for the Theatre Marshall, Dallas SO, Litton > *** Surround-Sound *** > > Kritik: > H. Gr=FCnewald in KLASSIK heute 8/98: "So ist die > Partnerschaft von Solist, > Orchester und Dirigent in der eigenwilligen > 'Orgelsinfonie' mit ihren > Kontrasten und changierenden Stimmungen sehr > =FCberzeugend, die 'Theatermusik' > bietet dem Orchester Gelegenheit zu besonders > brillantem Spiel > > ----------------snip-------------- > > I for myself have an old LP of this work with Edward > Power Biggs, New York > Philharmonic and Bernstein, which ist no longer > available. Unfortunately I do > not know where it was recorded. Any tips? > > Carl > > "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 email at your own domain with Yahoo! Mail. http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #1861 - 03/05/01 From: <StatRussell@aol.com> Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2001 10:10:03 EST     --part1_a7.c46c96f.27d657cb_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Thank yoy Mr. Vanpool for your comments. I don't think we're dead yet but = we are in trouble and if we don't start smacking around a few of the stuffed shirts in our community we will die by the sheer force of inaction.   --part1_a7.c46c96f.27d657cb_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>Thank yoy Mr. Vanpool = for your comments. &nbsp;I don't think we're dead yet but we <BR>are in trouble and if we don't start smacking around a few of the = stuffed <BR>shirts in our community we will die by the sheer force of = inaction.</FONT></HTML>   --part1_a7.c46c96f.27d657cb_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #1862 - 03/06/01 From: <StatRussell@aol.com> Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2001 10:18:36 EST     --part1_47.84907bc.27d659cc_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   I agree with Mr. Ahrens completely. And it's not just universities, if = you look in a phone book (at here in Orange County, California), you see very = few teachers who in fact advertise that they teach organ. They feel piano is challenging enough. What got me on to the console in my youth (and that = was a while ago) was seeing peers my own age, seated at the console, pulling stops, fingering keys, playing the pedals and genuinely having a great = deal of fun. I, by the grace of God had a teacher who encouraged me. We must = do the same. Also, pedaling is more fun than a stairmaster.   Dennis Russell   --part1_47.84907bc.27d659cc_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>I agree with Mr. Ahrens = completely. &nbsp;And it's not just universities, if you <BR>look in a phone book (at here in Orange County, California), you see = very few <BR>teachers who in fact advertise that they teach organ. &nbsp;They feel = piano is <BR>challenging enough. &nbsp;What got me on to the console in my youth = (and that was <BR>a while ago) was seeing peers my own age, seated at the console, = pulling <BR>stops, fingering keys, playing the pedals and genuinely having a great = deal <BR>of fun. &nbsp;I, by the grace of God had a teacher who encouraged me. = &nbsp;&nbsp;We must do <BR>the same. &nbsp;Also, pedaling is more fun than a stairmaster. &nbsp; <BR> <BR>Dennis Russell &nbsp;&nbsp;</FONT></HTML>   --part1_47.84907bc.27d659cc_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Concert works for Organ and Orchestra... From: "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu> Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2001 10:21:22 -0500   >Mike - > >Rex Koury has written: "Concerto for Theatre-Organ and Orchestra," which >he composed while in the San Francisco area in the 1980s. > >KenMc Where could one obtain that score? Any recordings avaialble?   John V      
(back) Subject: Re: Cincinnati AGO Sponsors Church Music Workshop From: "noel jones" <gedeckt@usit.net> Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2001 20:21:59 -0500       Randolph Runyon wrote: > The Cincinnati Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will > sponsor its second annual Church Music Workshop on March 16 and 17, > 2001. A Friday evening concert by organist David Hurd, and a Saturday = noon concert > by Edward Payne   Having worked with Ed Payne years ago, I can tell you that that recital will be well worth attending. It is a pleasure to see an AGO chapter sponsoring a vocal recital.   noel jones, aago moderator, rodgers organ users group www.frogusic.com  
(back) Subject: RE: Re: console standards From: "vdbarton@pop.erols.com" <vdbarton@pop.erols.com> Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2001 10:30:52 -0500   So saith the organist (who NEVER does the pumping, as that would be impossible). May we now hear from the ones who man t= he pumps?       Original Message: ----------------- From: Cremona502@cs.com Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2001 09:34:55 EST To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: Re: console standards     In a message dated 3/6/01 6:49:47 AM !!!First Boot!!!, elmsr@albanyis.com.au writes:     > Do you seriously enjoy getting some poor mutt to come and hand pump the > organ for 2 hours while you practise? I'll keep the electric pump thank > you. It won't fall asleep when I pause for a little refreshment half way > through. Oh!! You use the beagles!! Fair enough! My dog refuses to do > the job! Hides behind the workshop. >   Manual pumping is primarily for performance, and occasional private pleasure. An electric blower is fine for pounding notes. But the gentle sound of pipes speaking on unforced wind is wonderful.   Beagles WORK??? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Now if I could harness their snoring to stable pitches, I'd have a pedal reed!!   Bruce ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/   -------------------------------------------------------------------- Mail2Web - Check your email from the web at http://www.mail2web.com/ .    
(back) Subject: Re: console standards From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2001 10:52:06 EST     --part1_87.7b4066f.27d661a6_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 3/6/01 3:31:14 PM !!!First Boot!!!, = vdbarton@pop.erols.com writes:     > So saith the organist (who NEVER does the pumping, as that would be > impossible). May we now hear from the ones who man the pumps? > At every OHS convention, I volunteer to pump and when I am permitted I = really enjoy it. And it is not difficult. It really irritates me when we have =   the opportunity to hear an organ manually pumped and the electric blower = is used.   Bruce ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/   --part1_87.7b4066f.27d661a6_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>In a message dated = 3/6/01 3:31:14 PM !!!First Boot!!!, vdbarton@pop.erols.com <BR>writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">So saith the = organist (who NEVER does the pumping, as that would be <BR>impossible). &nbsp;May we now hear from the ones who man the pumps? <BR></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">At every OHS convention, I volunteer to pump and = when I am permitted I really <BR>enjoy it. &nbsp;And it is not difficult. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;It really = irritates me when we have <BR>the opportunity to hear an organ manually pumped and the electric = blower is <BR>used. <BR> <BR>Bruce &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;~ &nbsp;Cremona502@cs.com &nbsp; <BR>with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" <BR>Visit Howling Acres at = &nbsp;&nbsp;http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/</FONT></HTML>   --part1_87.7b4066f.27d661a6_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: console standards From: "Bob conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca> Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2001 11:42:05 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0025_01C0A632.77EEFAE0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   To all you young, (and maybe, not so young), organists!   Back in the "olden days", 1934, or thereabouts, I was often impressed =3D into having to hand pump the organ at the church where I sang in the =3D choir. The Organist and Choirmaster, Dr. Boulter, had a goodly supply = =3D of "organ blowers". He had a policy whereby the worst behaved choirboy = =3D of the previous Sunday would be the "Blower Boy" for the following =3D Sunday. He would watch us like a hawk, especially during the sermon, =3D and I, unfortunately, along with several others, couldn't keep still! =3D So I got to be the "Blower Boy" rather too often!   However, it could be quite fun, for there was a water gauge with a =3D Ping-Pong ball in it that you had to keep between certain limits =3D inscribed on the glass tube of the gauge. During the sermon we would =3D let the escaping air lower the wind pressure enough to make dear Dr. =3D Boulter roar, "Blow, you little Bugger, Blow!" And, of course, hymns =3D such as "For All the Saints", or "Onward Christian Soldiers" could be =3D made a little flat by judiciously managing to keep the ping-pong ball at = =3D the lower limit of the gauge, thereby sending the poor organist into =3D demonistic fits!   Oh, yes, manually blown organs can be quite fun, - although with my =3D rather advanced years, I wouldn't want to have to do it again!   Happy blowing!   Bob Conway     ------=3D_NextPart_000_0025_01C0A632.77EEFAE0 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 content=3D3D"text/html; charset=3D3Diso-8859-1" =3D http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 5.00.2614.3500" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D3>To all you young, (and maybe, not so = =3D young),=3D20 organists!</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D3></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D3>Back in the "olden days", 1934, or = =3D thereabouts, I=3D20 was often impressed into having to hand pump the organ at the church =3D where I=3D20 sang in the choir.&nbsp; The Organist and Choirmaster,&nbsp; Dr. =3D Boulter, had a=3D20 goodly supply of "organ blowers".&nbsp; He had a policy whereby the =3D worst=3D20 behaved choirboy of the previous Sunday would be the "Blower Boy" for =3D the=3D20 following Sunday.&nbsp; He would watch us like a hawk, especially during = =3D the=3D20 sermon, and I, unfortunately, along with several others, couldn't = keep=3D20 still!&nbsp; So I got to be the "Blower Boy" rather too =3D often!</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D3></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D3>However, it could be quite fun, for = =3D there was a=3D20 water gauge with a Ping-Pong ball in it that you had to keep between =3D certain=3D20 limits inscribed on the glass tube of the gauge.&nbsp; During the sermon = =3D we=3D20 would let the escaping air lower the wind pressure enough to make dear =3D Dr.=3D20 Boulter roar, "Blow, you little Bugger, Blow!"&nbsp; And, of course, =3D hymns such=3D20 as "For All the Saints", or "Onward Christian Soldiers" could be made a = =3D little=3D20 flat by judiciously managing to keep the ping-pong ball at the lower =3D limit of=3D20 the gauge, thereby sending the poor organist into demonistic =3D fits!</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial>Oh, yes, manually blown organs can be quite fun, = =3D -=3D20 although&nbsp;with my rather advanced years, I wouldn't want to have to = =3D do it=3D20 again!</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial>Happy blowing!</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial>Bob Conway</FONT></DIV> <BLOCKQUOTE=3D20 style=3D3D"BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: = =3D 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; PADDING-RIGHT: =3D 0px">&nbsp;</BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0025_01C0A632.77EEFAE0--    
(back) Subject: Re: Concert works for Organ and Orchestra... From: "conmara" <conmara@grandcanyonhiker.com> Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2001 11:52:46 -0600   John -   Rex says that they did perform the entire concerto at Worthing, England - (by the Worthing Symphony) - he's going to look around for the recording that was made.   The score is not published at this time.   If you are interested in hearing the recording I'll see if I can arrange it - drop me a line direct at: conmara@grandcanyonhiker.com   KenMc   John Vanderlee wrote: > > >Mike - > > > >Rex Koury has written: "Concerto for Theatre-Organ and Orchestra," = which > >he composed while in the San Francisco area in the 1980s. > > > >KenMc > Where could one obtain that score? > Any recordings avaialble? > > John V > > "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   -- KenMc - conmara@grandcanyonhiker.com http://www.grandcanyonhiker.com See our new video - 'Hiking the Grand Canyon - The Corridor Trails'  
(back) Subject: a legacy of organ scores From: "Randy Terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com> Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2001 08:55:20 -0800 (PST)   Bud's post about Dr. Shay's library sale prompted me to write about how = lucky I have been as a musician, to have been the recipient of not one, but two organist's libraries either by inheritance or in the second case by the = family of my present church's organist emeritus, who is no longer able to play = and is quite ill.   I had a call several months back from Mr. Stanley's son, asking if I would = like the library, which I knew would be fairly diverse. I arrived at church = Sunday to find box after box of music stacked in the choir loft stairwell. I = quickly scanned the books and picked up a stack of about five volumes of Flor = Peeter's works, rushed up to the gallery and sight read some easier selections for = the prelude.   It will take some time to go through these scores. I have decided that the = best stewardship I could do would be to go through my current library, which includes quite a bit of doubling, in some cases tripling of scores, as = well as Mr. Stanley's library, and make sure the *extras* are put to good use.   I am a member of the Board of Directors of the AGO's Peninsula Chapter, = and we host a swap program every year at our annual picnic, so I will be adding = to that collection probably more than I would ever take.   When I inherited my first library, I immediately contacted another party = who is an accomplished pianist to take the bulk of the piano literature, since = Mr. Stanley was a piano teacher I am sure there will be a good bit of piano = music, and when I find out, I will see that that gets to someone who will use it.   Just like recycling everyday items, music should be recycled too. Every = time I play from one of my scores with "Coy Beresford Fairer" neatly signed on = the top right-hand corner, or sit in her hand-carved Victorian "teaching" chair = (with dragons in the design!) I remember fondly how charming and witty she was.   Now not only will pipes from Mr. Stanley's collection of ranks for a never-to-be-realized house organ enhance St. Peter's pipe organ, his own favorite organ pieces will continue to sing within the church's walls.   =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 email at your own domain with Yahoo! Mail. http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/