PipeChat Digest #1898 - Friday, March 16, 2001
 
Re: Improvisation vs. playing "by ear"
  by "mike" <mike3247@earthlink.net>
Re: Widor was Re: toward a theology of organ recitals
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: Improvisation vs. playing "by ear"
  by <Innkawgneeto@cs.com>
Re: Creative Name Needed
  by "mike" <mike3247@earthlink.net>
Re: Glass harmonica
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Re: Creative Name Needed
  by "Cindy Adams" <clavinova98@yahoo.com>
Re: Creative Name Needed
  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <organist@total.net>
Re: Heaven (well almost)
  by "Cindy Adams" <clavinova98@yahoo.com>
Re: Creative Name Needed
  by "Cindy Adams" <clavinova98@yahoo.com>
Re: Setting Goals-Toccata and Fugue
  by "Cindy Adams" <clavinova98@yahoo.com>
Re: toward a theology of organ recitals
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: Organ Voicing
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: playing by ear
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: playing by ear
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: Setting Goals-Toccata and Fugue
  by "Cindy Adams" <clavinova98@yahoo.com>
Re: Information on organ at Calvary Church?/now Alabama
  by "Randy Terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com>
Re: Information on organ at Calvary Church?/now Alabama
  by "Randy Terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com>
Re: Setting Goals-Toccata and Fugue
  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <organist@total.net>
Re: Organ Voicing
  by "mike" <mike3247@earthlink.net>
Re: Setting Goals-Toccata and Fugue
  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <organist@total.net>
Samford Univ./Alabama
  by "Randy Terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com>
Re: Widor was Re: toward a theology of organ recitals
  by <AMADPoet@aol.com>
Re: Setting Goals-Toccata and Fugue
  by "Cindy Adams" <clavinova98@yahoo.com>
Re: Information on organ at Calvary Church?
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: Setting Goals-Toccata and Fugue
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Tocatta and Fugue
  by "Cindy Adams" <clavinova98@yahoo.com>
Re: Information on organ at Calvary Church?/now Alabama
  by "Cindy Adams" <clavinova98@yahoo.com>
Re: Organ Voicing
  by "mike" <mike3247@earthlink.net>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Improvisation vs. playing "by ear" From: "mike" <mike3247@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 01:08:17 -0500   Mike Gettelman butts in:   I think there is enough evidence from this discussion to say that = playing by ear is a natural ability that is similar to the phenomenon of perfect pitch, in individuals who possess it.   Bob Scarborough wrote:   > At 09:54 PM 3/15/2001 -0500, you wrote: > >Playing by ear is sitting down cold to an instrument and doing a = recital > >from the top of ones' head -sans sheet music.<snip> > > Wrong. That's playing from memory. "Playing by ear" has to do with = tonal > memory capability, and being able to translate such memory into actions = to > play an instrument. Typical example: Pianist hears a tune on the = radio, > sits down to piano and plays a good-enough arrangement of it from = memory. > > DeserTBoB > > "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: Widor was Re: toward a theology of organ recitals From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 22:01:39 -0800   At 10:11 PM 3/15/2001 -0500, you wrote: >Mayhaps he was still being influenced by Schweitzer. ;-) > >Anyone else heard this recording? Comments?<snip>   Not that one, but I've heard the Alsace recordings of Herr Doktor...zzzzzzzzzzzzz.   dB    
(back) Subject: Re: Improvisation vs. playing "by ear" From: <Innkawgneeto@cs.com> Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 01:12:46 EST     --part1_e.a3950e9.27e308de_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Improvisation is making a mistake 3 times. 2nd and 3rd times of course = were on purpose. And making it sound good of course.   Playing "by ear" is largely tonal memory.   Neil B   --part1_e.a3950e9.27e308de_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>Improvisation is making = a mistake 3 times. &nbsp;2nd and 3rd times of course were <BR>on purpose. &nbsp;And making it sound good of course. <BR> <BR>Playing "by ear" is largely tonal memory. &nbsp; <BR> <BR>Neil B </FONT></HTML>   --part1_e.a3950e9.27e308de_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Creative Name Needed From: "mike" <mike3247@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 01:14:14 -0500   Just call it Cindy's List to start with, then put the list of suggestions for a real name as your introduction reply to new members--let them vote--good start list gimmick. <grin>   Mike   Cindy Adams wrote:   > HOW am I going to pick a name with all of the great > suggestions I have gotten? > > Thanks for your ideas! > > --- Louis Katz <Louis.Katz@mail.tamucc.edu> wrote: > > Organ Depot > > > > Organ Nation > > > > Organophilia > > > > Piperzine > > > > Louis > > > > > > "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 > > > > =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D > Cindy > > __________________________________________________ > Do You Yahoo!? > Get email at your own domain with Yahoo! Mail. > 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: Re: Glass harmonica From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 01:13:21 EST   Hi list:   These were popular of course during Mozart's time, but those instruments made then were of leaded glass. This was the purist glass available. However, people who played them began to notice headaches, nausia weight loss, weakness, and some died. Problem, you guessed it, LEAD POISEN. When this was discovered the popularity waned. It is possible now to make these without leaded glass. They are beautiful to listen to and quite haunting.   Tin food cans in the beginning of their use also caused problems as they were sealed using lead on the seams. An early expedition to the North pole in 1847 found out the hard way. The meat they brought with them was sealed in tins enclosed with lead.   Ron Severin   PS We use lead in various proportions in organ pipes, don't blow too many!  
(back) Subject: Re: Creative Name Needed From: "Cindy Adams" <clavinova98@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 22:17:24 -0800 (PST)   Great idea ! --- mike <mike3247@earthlink.net> wrote: > Just call it Cindy's List to start with, then put > the list of suggestions > for a real name as your introduction reply to new > members--let them > vote--good start list gimmick. <grin> > > Mike > > Cindy Adams wrote: > > > HOW am I going to pick a name with all of the > great > > suggestions I have gotten? > > > > Thanks for your ideas! > > > > --- Louis Katz <Louis.Katz@mail.tamucc.edu> wrote: > > > Organ Depot > > > > > > Organ Nation > > > > > > Organophilia > > > > > > Piperzine > > > > > > Louis > > > > > > > > > "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 > > > > > > > =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D > > Cindy > > > > __________________________________________________ > > Do You Yahoo!? > > Get email at your own domain with Yahoo! Mail. > > 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 > > > "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 >     =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D Cindy   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get email at your own domain with Yahoo! Mail. http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: Re: Creative Name Needed From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <organist@total.net> Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 01:18:39 -0500   how about......   Tutti-Chat Piston-Place     Carlo    
(back) Subject: Re: Heaven (well almost) From: "Cindy Adams" <clavinova98@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 22:26:39 -0800 (PST)   Thanks, Bruce. I will try this. Yeah! I know what a pedal stop is! :-)   --- Cremona502@cs.com wrote: > In a message dated 3/16/01 12:39:18 AM !!!First > Boot!!!, > clavinova98@yahoo.com writes: > > > using > contrasting stops on > separate manuals. Later, even include a pedal > stop. It's great fun. > > >   =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D Cindy   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get email at your own domain with Yahoo! Mail. http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: Re: Creative Name Needed From: "Cindy Adams" <clavinova98@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 22:30:24 -0800 (PST)   Cool ideas!   --- Carlo Pietroniro <organist@total.net> wrote: > how about...... > > Tutti-Chat > Piston-Place > > > Carlo > > > "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 >     =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D Cindy   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get email at your own domain with Yahoo! Mail. http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: Re: Setting Goals-Toccata and Fugue From: "Cindy Adams" <clavinova98@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 22:34:16 -0800 (PST)   Wow! at 9? And no lessons yet...are you a genius or something??   . I had it down > when I was 9.......and at > that time, I hadn't taken any lessons yet. > Some "night owls" on this list, I see.   =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D Cindy   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get email at your own domain with Yahoo! Mail. http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: Re: toward a theology of organ recitals From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 22:11:55 -0800   At 11:25 PM 3/15/2001 -0500, you wrote: >Most of them bore me to death ... period. And I'm an organist... Organ >recitals/concerts should contain music which appeals to all (organists and >non musical types alike)...<snip>   So, crack 'em up a little bit! I did this with the B=F6ellmann once, by=20 introducing the Toccata with (on the pedal bombardes) "dummm de DUM=20 dum! dummm de DUM dum DAAAAAH!" "This...is the=20 finale..." <applause> The "organ types' were in adject horror, the public= =20 loved it.   DeserTBoB    
(back) Subject: Re: Organ Voicing From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 22:15:04 -0800   At 10:50 PM 3/15/2001 -0500, you wrote: >being currently absorbed in The Austin Universal Windchest section<snip>   Barnes was (as I am) a proponent of the Universal Windchest=AE. However, I= =20 think Mrs. Barnes may have forced him to sleep in his after he'd drag home= =20 yet another rank of dirty old pipes to plug up her house with! They're=20 certainly commodious enough!   DeserTboB    
(back) Subject: Re: playing by ear From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 22:20:47 -0800   At 08:34 PM 3/15/2001 -0800, you wrote: >For some strange reason, if I look at my hands while playing I cannot >play by ear. But if i close my eyes or look over the top of the piano...I =   >can play by ear. I must be strange! :-)<snip>   No, you're not. Focusing sight on what your fingers are doing breaks the flow from the musical memory (or improvisational computation area) of the brain and tries to focus it on what you're doing physically, instead of HEARING what you're doing, which is the preferred method. A clincal psychologist might call this "disassociation". Certainly, watching what the fingers are doing increases distractibility from the mainly thought/aural process of "ear" playing or improvising. To me, it's a good =   sign that you've disassociated sight of keys going down with tone coming out, which is a good thing. Many youngster (I was one) that "looked at their hands too much" after memorizing a piece would run into serious problems in short order with sight reading.   DeserTBoB    
(back) Subject: Re: playing by ear From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 22:24:39 -0800   At 11:44 PM 3/15/2001 -0500, you wrote: >"tu es petra" by Mulet<snip>   The "Rocky Toccata". I play it and I see Stallone. However, when I play=20 the B=F6ellmann "Dragnet", I see Jack Webb. Skeery stuff!   DeserTBoB    
(back) Subject: Re: Setting Goals-Toccata and Fugue From: "Cindy Adams" <clavinova98@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 22:38:45 -0800 (PST)   O.K. thanks for the encouragement on my dream piece!   You know this is an important concept that i need to take to heart and also remind my students of. I am always in such a hurry to learn a piece that I sort of "skim" over it and then go back and learn it. I never thought about it in terms of "practicing wrong notes". -- - Don't play it > any faster than you > can when you make wrong notes. If you practice > wrong notes then you > will play wrong notes.   =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D Cindy   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get email at your own domain with Yahoo! Mail. http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: Re: Information on organ at Calvary Church?/now Alabama From: "Randy Terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 22:41:30 -0800 (PST)   Big Bertha - The Wurli at the glamorous Alabama Theatre, now has 21 ranks = - they added a Post Horn built By Trivo in recent years. That instrument is = quite a bute!!   Beason Chapel at the Baptist Samford University is a recent electric = action instrument. The chapel is fabulous - and the organ quite good. Acoustics = good too. It has been a while since I was there and I can't remember the = builder - Not Casavant, but Canadian.   --- Cindy Adams <clavinova98@yahoo.com> wrote: > Forgot to say....Thanks for the info.! > > --- Sand Lawn <sandlawn@bayou.com> wrote: > > The organ at the Alabama Theatre is a 1927 > > WurliTzer, #1785 ... four > > manuals, 20 ranks... the organ at Beeson Chapel at > > Samford University... > > > > =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D > Cindy > > __________________________________________________ > Do You Yahoo!? > Get email at your own domain with Yahoo! Mail. > 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 >     =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/  
(back) Subject: Re: Information on organ at Calvary Church?/now Alabama From: "Randy Terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 22:41:34 -0800 (PST)   Big Bertha - The Wurli at the glamorous Alabama Theatre, now has 21 ranks = - they added a Post Horn built By Trivo in recent years. That instrument is = quite a bute!!   Beason Chapel at the Baptist Samford University is a recent electric = action instrument. The chapel is fabulous - and the organ quite good. Acoustics = good too. It has been a while since I was there and I can't remember the = builder - Not Casavant, but Canadian.   --- Cindy Adams <clavinova98@yahoo.com> wrote: > Forgot to say....Thanks for the info.! > > --- Sand Lawn <sandlawn@bayou.com> wrote: > > The organ at the Alabama Theatre is a 1927 > > WurliTzer, #1785 ... four > > manuals, 20 ranks... the organ at Beeson Chapel at > > Samford University... > > > > =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D > Cindy > > __________________________________________________ > Do You Yahoo!? > Get email at your own domain with Yahoo! Mail. > 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 >     =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/  
(back) Subject: Re: Setting Goals-Toccata and Fugue From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <organist@total.net> Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 01:42:11 -0500   me, a genius at 9? Nope. I knew how to read music, I knew how to handle = the organ.....so I just played what I saw written. Like I said, it's not = exactly the hardest piece Bach ever wrote...not like his Toccata in F (BWV 540). = Now that's a piece..........had that one done at 15.   Carlo    
(back) Subject: Re: Organ Voicing From: "mike" <mike3247@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 01:46:56 -0500   Hi Ron,   I believe the Voicer is the most talented musician in the organic scheme of things. His decisions determine how close an instrument comes to sounding as designed, or duplicates a chosen style. It is upon his ear that falls the responsibility for a successful sounding instrument. But it is upon his engineering skill that the paperwork will be left in a tunable state when he is finished. The need for the organ to come on to optimum voice and pitch yet still be close to median adjustment settings is imperative, requiring careful pre-planning from the producing stage. Yes sir, I believe the Voicer rules as the ultimate technical position on the organ builder's staff, and I am sure he would not waste his time teaching a student who doesn't know all the basics of organ building, so I return to my copy of--The Contemporary American Organ--and study, study, study---for I too want to be a voicer one day.   Mike Gettelman   RonSeverin@aol.com wrote:   > Hi Mike: > > Voicing is an art! The Barnes book is certainly a good start. Voicing > can be only really learned by working in the voicing shop with a > master voicer. There is a rank to rank relationship that develops. > Salicional 8' and 4' sounds like a brighter string. Put a soft > open flute or gedackt 8' with the 4' Salicional and you have a > beautiful soft principal chorus. My question why is this most > useful combination only available on small unit organs. Salicional 8' > and a Bourdon 16' in the pedal, beautiful! Voicers make these > wonderful surprises happen, they are not an accident. Need a > Quintadena 8' draw a Salicional 8' and a soft fluty Nasard, this is > surprisingly good, perfect NOT, but in a pinch good enough. > Good registrations don't require a lot of stops, just a few good > contrasting ones that blend and somehow become something else. > > Ron Severin > > "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: Setting Goals-Toccata and Fugue From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <organist@total.net> Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 01:47:58 -0500   no offense to Bach, but Cindy.....if you're going to pick a piece, why not go for something a little more fiery.......like the Widor Toccata, = Vierne's 1st Symphony finale, Guilmant's 1st Sonata finale......or something slower like Carillon de Westminster?   Carlo    
(back) Subject: Samford Univ./Alabama From: "Randy Terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 22:47:57 -0800 (PST)   Samford:   15 Rank Von Beckerath in small recital hall large 2 manual Schlicker in middle recital hall BIG 50 rank Whiteford Aeolian Skinner in the campus Church 25-30 rank 2 man. in Beeson Chapel - newest campus organ Several tracker (Beckeraths) and Holtkamp martinis to practice on. Big Carillon in tower   =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/  
(back) Subject: Re: Widor was Re: toward a theology of organ recitals From: <AMADPoet@aol.com> Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 01:54:43 EST   In a message dated 3/16/01 12:20:40 AM Central Standard Time, david@blackiris.com writes:   << the tempo is exactly what is marking in the score. >>   I'd wondered about that- I have the recording in question and enjoyed = Widor's tempo more than others, though Peter Hurford's recording of this piece is = my favorite, and the slightest bit faster than Widor's. It seems as if = organists choose a tempo according to personal taste more than other = instrumentalists do. Personally I'd rather hear each part, clean and substantial, even if = it means slowing things down. When I was little I never liked organ music because the recordings I listened to were terrible- everything was so fast =   and loud it was more noise than anything. The organ is so versatile and totally unique, why not let it speak a little, rather than just playing everything a hundred miles per hour for the sake of excitement? On the = other hand, I'm still pretty much a rank beginner...no pun intended.   Mandy  
(back) Subject: Re: Setting Goals-Toccata and Fugue From: "Cindy Adams" <clavinova98@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 23:03:43 -0800 (PST)   O.K. I will check into these.   --- Carlo Pietroniro <organist@total.net> wrote: > no offense to Bach, but Cindy.....if you're going to > pick a piece, why not > go for something a little more fiery.......like the > Widor Toccata, Vierne's > 1st Symphony finale, Guilmant's 1st Sonata > finale......or something slower > like Carillon de Westminster? > > Carlo > > > "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 >     =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D Cindy   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get email at your own domain with Yahoo! Mail. http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: Re: Information on organ at Calvary Church? From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 22:36:38 -0800   At 09:00 PM 3/15/2001 -0800, you wrote: >Maybe the person who told me about the organ at >Memorial Pres. can tell me what kind of organ there >is in Calvary Church in Charlotte, NC?<snip>   That's the "MegaM=F6ller" 205 ranks, HUGE organ with everything from 64'=20 resultants to tibias. M=F6ller's last hurrah before folding for good. It's= =20 a monumental organ, for certain, but not recorded enough...yet.   >There is supposed to be a recital there soon with 4 organs being >played. No other details on the recital.<snip>   Well, three must be e-orgs, then! How tacky.   >this is the church where they had Dale Earnheart's >memorial service. Did anyone see it? the pianist was >great! but i dont recall any organ music.<snip>   Yes, and yes, we had no organ music there. It's a curious place; they=20 won't allow the organ to be recorded much, but there are recordings extant.   >He laid a good foundation!!:-)<snip>   Yup...one huge "God factory" indeed. I wish their musical program was a=20 little more "open". Place seems spookily foreboding in attitude...but then= =20 again, this is the state of Jesse Helms!   DeserTBoB    
(back) Subject: Re: Setting Goals-Toccata and Fugue From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 22:42:38 -0800   At 09:18 PM 3/15/2001 -0800, you wrote: >Hi- > >I like a challenge and my goal is to learn "Toccata >and Fugue in D Minor. i have had one lesson! Am I crazy or >what?<snip>   You're a ways off from that just yet, but I did it in my first year = recital as a little shaver. It was horrendously overplayed from the '40s onward and I now consider it a "dead" piece. Many of Bach's Preludes and Fugue bear names, such as "The St. Anne", "The Wedge", and so on. I've entitied =   the d minor "The Ubiquitous", or the "The Overworked".   DeserTBoB    
(back) Subject: Tocatta and Fugue From: "Cindy Adams" <clavinova98@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 23:10:49 -0800 (PST)   How old were You when you had your first recital? Was it an organ recital? Ijust can't picture little kids playing the organ. Did most of you start lessons as a child?   > > You're a ways off from that just yet, but I did it > in my first year recital > as a little shaver.   =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D Cindy   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get email at your own domain with Yahoo! Mail. http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: Re: Information on organ at Calvary Church?/now Alabama From: "Cindy Adams" <clavinova98@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 23:13:19 -0800 (PST)   Electrical action as opposed to mechanical? Am I learning or what? > > Beason Chapel at the Baptist Samford University is a > recent electric action > instrument.   =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D Cindy   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get email at your own domain with Yahoo! Mail. http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: Re: Organ Voicing From: "mike" <mike3247@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 02:17:13 -0500   One day I hope to own an Austin chest to live inside---The ultimate expre= ssion of organic passion. <grin>   Mike Gettelman   Bob Scarborough wrote:   > At 10:50 PM 3/15/2001 -0500, you wrote: > >being currently absorbed in The Austin Universal Windchest section<sni= p> > > Barnes was (as I am) a proponent of the Universal Windchest=AE. Howeve= r, I > think Mrs. Barnes may have forced him to sleep in his after he'd drag h= ome > yet another rank of dirty old pipes to plug up her house with! They're > certainly commodious enough! > > DeserTboB > > "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