PipeChat Digest #1912 - Saturday, March 17, 2001
 
Re: Expression Pedal Order
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
Schaefer Organs
  by <RSiegel920@aol.com>
Organ Voicing
  by <Doppelflote8@aol.com>
Re: Expression Pedal Order
  by "Sand Lawn" <sandlawn@bayou.com>
Re: only the "saved"
  by "Cindy Adams" <clavinova98@yahoo.com>
Re: Information on organ at Calvary Church?
  by "Cindy Adams" <clavinova98@yahoo.com>
Re: Information on organ at Calvary Church?
  by "Cindy Adams" <clavinova98@yahoo.com>
Organ Gala--Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Expression Pedal Order From: <ScottFop@aol.com> Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 23:17:37 EST     --part1_4d.8d8f8db.27e43f61_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"UTF-8" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Language: en   In a message dated 3/16/01 10:53:39 PM Eastern Standard Time,=3D20 lmelby@prtel.com writes:     > The 2 manual Moller that I'm installing has, left to right,=3D20 > "Great, Swell, Crescendo" > All pipes are under expression. (yep, a real pipe organ) >=3D20 Amen! And, again I say- Amen!   SCOTT F. FOPPIANO, Principal Organist and Director of Music THE NATIONAL SHRINE OF THE LITTLE FLOWER, Royal Oak, MI (Geo. Kilgen & Son, Opus 5180, 1933) =3DE2=3D80=3D9CCantantibus organis Caecilia Domino decantabat dicens, fiat cor meum immaculatum ut non confundar.=3DE2=3D80=3D9D       --part1_4d.8d8f8db.27e43f61_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">In a message dated = 3/16/01 10:=3D 53:39 PM Eastern Standard Time,=3D20 <BR>lmelby@prtel.com writes: <BR> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D3D"Ar=3D ial" LANG=3D3D"0"> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3D3DCITE style=3D3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-=3D LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">The 2 manual Moller that = I'=3D m installing has, &nbsp;left to right,=3D20 <BR>"Great, Swell, Crescendo" <BR>All pipes are under expression. (yep, a real pipe organ) <BR></BLOCKQUOTE></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3D3 = FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERI=3D F" FACE=3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0"> <BR>Amen! And, again I say- Amen! <BR> <BR><B>SCOTT F. FOPPIANO</B>, Principal Organist and Director of Music <BR>THE NATIONAL SHRINE OF THE LITTLE FLOWER, Royal Oak, MI <BR>(Geo. Kilgen &amp; Son, 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> <BR></FONT></HTML>   --part1_4d.8d8f8db.27e43f61_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Schaefer Organs From: <RSiegel920@aol.com> Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2001 00:09:11 EST   Do any of the illustrious members of this list have knowledge concerning = an organ opus list of Schaefer & Sons of Wisconsin or of their typical = windchest design and construction?? Thanks in advance and regards R. J. Siegel  
(back) Subject: Organ Voicing From: <Doppelflote8@aol.com> Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2001 00:19:05 EST     --part1_48.12ef358a.27e44dc9_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Voicing is an art. For those who want to learn how to voice, do what I'm doing and have done for several years....work with a master voicer. Its a =   very involved aspect of organbuilding ranging from simply adjusting speech = on a pipe during a tuning run to revoicng instruments during rebuilds trying = to recapture what they were supposed to sound like to designing and scaling every rank in a new instrument. For reference, may I suggest a book = entitled "the Art of Organ Voicing" by Monnet (sp). A voicers art relies not only = on his/her skills, but the skill of the others involved. No matter how well = you voice the pipes on the machine, if your chests are not built well and the action is not at optimum, the tonal result will be less than = satisfactory.   Regards Alan E. Carrick   --part1_48.12ef358a.27e44dc9_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><BODY BGCOLOR=3D"#ffffff"><FONT = SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D"Arial Black" LANG=3D"0">Voicing is = an art. &nbsp;For those who want to learn how to voice, do what I'm <BR>doing and have done for several years....work with a master voicer. = &nbsp;Its a <BR>very involved aspect of organbuilding ranging from simply adjusting = speech on <BR>a pipe during a tuning run to revoicng instruments during rebuilds = trying to <BR>recapture what they were supposed to sound like to designing and = scaling <BR>every rank in a new instrument. &nbsp;For reference, may I suggest a = book entitled <BR>"the Art of Organ Voicing" by Monnet (sp). &nbsp;A voicers art relies = not only on <BR>his/her skills, but the skill of the others involved. &nbsp;No matter = how well you <BR>voice the pipes on the machine, if your chests are not built well and = the <BR>action is not at optimum, &nbsp;the tonal result &nbsp;will be less = than satisfactory. <BR> <BR>Regards <BR>Alan E. Carrick </FONT></HTML>   --part1_48.12ef358a.27e44dc9_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Expression Pedal Order From: "Sand Lawn" <sandlawn@bayou.com> Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 23:25:09 -0600   The organ I play is totally unenclosed.. there is a foot rest where the swell shoes would be located... when another congregation used the church for a service, the organist called me to ask how did he unlock the swell shoe.... one of life's amusing moments.   Sand        
(back) Subject: Re: only the "saved" From: "Cindy Adams" <clavinova98@yahoo.com> Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 21:55:50 -0800 (PST)   Bob, Calvary is not Presbyterian. I think they broke off from a Pres. Church years ago as they used to be called Calvary Independent Presbyterian Church. And that was pretty much in name only as they were independent of any denomination. Later they   --- Bob Scarborough <desertbob@rglobal.net> wrote: > At 03:04 PM 3/16/2001 -0800, you wrote: > >Only the "saved" are allowed to play the big > Phelpsavant at First Pres > >in San Diego<snip> > > What is WITH the Presbies these days? "Corralled > Grinch", San Diego Pres., > the "Calvary Presbie Bible" thing. I never thought > the Presbies (at least > the ones I've dealt with over the years) were much > in terms of being > right-wing extremists, but I supposed with today's > "let's politicize > religion" climate, anything's possible! > > dB > > > "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: "Cindy Adams" <clavinova98@yahoo.com> Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 22:13:25 -0800 (PST)     --- Hi Dan,   I have to make one correction..   > > Ross Rhodes founded and pastored Calvary decades > ago it was a break off from the > > Presbyterian Church and became nondenominational. > > > The church has always been independent and > non-denominational (even > though the original name was "Calvary Presbyterian > Bible Church"). Some of > the charter members include the parents of Dr. Billy > Graham.   The church had already broken off from another church and had been established when my dad became pastor in the early 60's. It was also called Calvary Independent Presbyterian Church when we arrived. It was not part of the Pres. denomination though.   The church building at that time was on Fourth St. (East Fourth? can't remember) accross from Pres. Hospital.   Mr. and Mrs. Frank Graham,( Billy's parents) and B/G sister and brother and families all attended the church during our time there. The Grahams were such sweet,humble people. Sadly, my dad preached Mr. Grahams funeral shortly after we came. I believe the organ we had in that church had been donated by the Grahams.(not a pipe organ)   The Calvary I remember was a very warm, loving, friendly church with about 600 people. The Calvary I knew holds a special place in my heart...   When my dad left to devote more time to his radio ministry, there were 2 more pastors and then Ross Rhodes. Eventually they moved from the Fourth St. address out to Sardis.   There! Probably more than you wanted to know!     > > and out of sight. > > Only for unusual occasions, such as large concert > presentations. The platform > has a hydraulic lift to transport the organ console, > or the church's 2 concert > grand pianos, music stands, etc. from stage level to > lower levels. For the > Christmas and Easter presentations in the past, the > organ console was > brought offstage to the sanctuary floor level (by > forklift!) and played from the > main floor. > > > > Now the organ gets played ... on Christmas and > Easter for MAYBE two > > hymns if that. > > The organ is heard every Sunday at the 10:45 > service, played by Calvary > organist J. Marty Cope, for prelude, postlude, > hymns, choir accompaniments, > solos, and vocal accompaniments. J.Marty is a superb > organist for service > playing and concert, understands the organ well and > knows how to use it to > its fullest potential. The choir and congregation > love him. (And I'm proud that > he's a former student of mine). > > The last time I was > > there I performed with Tom Hazleton and they say > that the audience was the last > > biggest crowd to attend an organ concert at > Calvary and enjoy the sounds of the > > great Moller. > > Yes your concert was absolutely fantastic and I'll > never forget it! However, I > played a concert there Nov 26, 2000, to an audience > of approx 3,500 + > > > Your friend and fan :-) > > Dan > > "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: "Cindy Adams" <clavinova98@yahoo.com> Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 21:41:43 -0800 (PST)   Scott,   I read your post with great interest and sadness. I have one correction though....   Ross Rhodes did not found Calvary Church. When my dad became pastor of Calvary in the early 60's, and then left to devote his time to his radio ministry, two other pastors took over and then Ross Rhodes. This was all when the church was on East Fourth St. near Presbyterian Hospital. It was called Calvary Independent Church. It had already split off when we came. It think somewhere along the line they changed it to just Calvary Church.   I remember seeing Ross Rhodes attending services in that church building before he became pastor. Under Ross I am pretty sure they moved out to their present location.   The Calvary Church was established well before we came to it in the 60's. You were right that they broke off from another church. Billy Graham's parents, brother and sister were a part of the early beginnings of the church. They attended Calvary and my dad preached Mr. Graham's funeral. They were both such wonderful, sweet,humble down to earth people. (Mr. and Mrs. Graham)   Some of you on this list might not be interested in this but some will.   It is sad to read what has happened over the years. The Calvary I knew had about 600 members. It was a very friendly church with lots of caring, loving people. The church i remember will always hold a special place in my heart.   > When Dr. > Ross Rhodes founded and pastored Calvary decades ago > it was a break off from > the Presbyterian Church and became > nondenominational. >     =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: Organ Gala--Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2001 02:30:21 EST     --part1_83.84bfb06.27e46c8d_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra -- Fabio Mechetti, Music Director Matt Curlee, Organist   Tonight the restored Casavant organ launched Jacksonville into the league with some of the top symphony orchestras in the country. Jacksonville now =   has the largest rebuilt historic pipe organ in a new hall in the country. = And even though it could be considered a May-December romance, it is a perfect marriage. Entering the new hall one is struck by the fact that =   there is evidence of architecture. With decorative wood motif in Art = Deco style, elegant draperies in the side "bays", as well as sculpted = pilasters, the room is immediately pleasing to the eye. The draperies are = adjustable insuring that the room is also pleasing to the ears.   The program began with Saint-Saens Symphonie No. 3 in C-minor. I have = never experienced this piece in this way. First of all, this was the first time = in my 52 years that I've heard it performed live. Adding to this = anticipation, this was the first time that I've ever heard this instrument completed and =   from out in the room. Saint-Saens has created a very suspense-laden = piece of music. Almost as on waves trying to break over a bulkhead, rising and =   almost succeeding, retreating, and then rising again and again, I felt propelled and pulled away from the first entrance of this magnificent = organ into this music. Finally, as a small concession, the smooth, warm = Diapasons and firm pedal sonorities joined the orchestra as yet another voice from = the stage, teasing us further. Finally the time came for "the chords." It =   was truly magnificent, and brought tears to my eyes, and to several people =   around me, I noticed. It was incredibly moving how the organ seemed come from within the orchestra and then move out into the room enveloping all within. The balance between the organ and orchestra, as well as the contrast in colours, was perfect. Saint-Saens, Casavant, and Quimby = should all be exceedingly pleased. The audience certainly was, and the standing =   ovation gave sufficient evidence.   The next piece on the program was Durufle's "Prelude et Fugue sur le nom d'ALAIN" (Opus 7), played by Matt Curlee. Matt's playing is flawless, exciting, very sensitive and creative. Matt's playing of this piece = very nicely demonstrated several of the wonderful colour stops on the organ, to =   include the Cornet, Clarinet, Oboe, Doppelflute and Harmonic Flute. Although a romantic instrument, typical of my experience with this vintage =   Casavant, it's clean as a whistle and the fugue was heard to its best advantage.   After intermission, we were treated to a very exciting performance of Jongen's Symphonie Concertante for Organ and Orchestra (Opus 81). I had never heard this piece until tonight and was immediately in love. It is exquisite and was exquisitely presented to us. Again the full organ = played in perfect foil to the full sound of the symphony of slightly reduced orchestration from the Saint-Saens. Matt had wisely reserved full organ =   for the end of the program and the Tuba Mirabilis was really the crowining =   glory to the organ. Another standing ovation was certainly warranted = and received. Actually this was the third standing ovation of the evening, = the second ws right after intermission when diminuitive concertmaster = approached the monstrous console, appeared to "eeny-meeny-mynee-moo" the Great stop jamb, select the correct knob and the found "A" to tune-up the orchestra. =   Jacksonville is a fun place!!   This was followed by an encore piece, a transcription of a Ravel piano = piece, which sounds rather uninspired and did not stand up well next to the = Jongen. As the Jongen came to a conclusion, I could not think of an encore piece =   that I'd heard that would have enhanced the program. I think we we = should have been left wanting more.   After all, this what the organ does. It is not too loud, or too full. The manual reeds are not too bright, and the pedal reeds are not too = fiery. I heard someone after the concert opine that the organ needed brighter mixtures. I had had this thought a couple of times during the program, = but each time I listened to the organ, I realized that what brighter mixtures would sacrifice would not be worth it. I had also thought that a more forceful pedal reed might be nice, but then I would hear it used and would =   realize that such a compromise would not be worth it. This instrument = is gentle and robust, delicate and forceful, and extremely colourful and rich = in chorus sound. It fits perfectly into the new Jacoby Hall. The Quimby =   staff, along with Jeff Weiler and Jonathan Ambrosino, and, of course, Casavant, have produced a very elegant and refined instrument, without so much as a hint of harshness. This is a perfect instrument for a = symphony hall. Not to mention a perfect symphony hall for this instrument. = Toss in the symphony orchestra, its directors and staff, and this is about as close to perfection as one can get.   I was quite impressed several weeks ago when I went up to hear the organ privately, and was fortunate to hear a rehearsal directed by Michael Butterman, assistant conductor. Tonight I was also impressed by the direction of Fabio Mechetti, musical director. I have never seen two conductors work so well with an orchestra and was amazed at the striking colour variances produced as the instruments were dynamically "played" against each other. Both demonstrate a gentleness and love for what = they are doing. Jacksonville has reached a wonderful place in its music history. Seems they now have the best of everything.   A special thanks to Susan Pelter who kindly arranged for AGO members to attend a rehearsal for this performance on Thursday afternoon (which I = missed because of illness), and who kindly offered to switch my ticket to Sunday = if I was still under the weather on Friday.   Two very interesting articles appeared in todays Time-Union along with a = nice photograph of the console and very handsome facade. They may be found at =   the following URLs: <A = HREF=3D"http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/031601/ent_pipes.html= "> 1: Jacksonville.com: **Top Stories** A great set of pipes 03/16/01</A> <A = HREF=3D"http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/031601/ent_pipes.html= "> http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/031601/ent_pipes.html</A>   <A = HREF=3D"http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/031601/ent_passion.ht= ml">2: Jacksonville.com: **Top Stories** An early passion for dynamic = instrument 03/16/01</A> <A = HREF=3D"http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/031601/ent_passion.ht= ml">http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/031601/ent_passion.html </A>     Bruce ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/   --part1_83.84bfb06.27e46c8d_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>Jacksonville Symphony = Orchestra -- &nbsp;Fabio Mechetti, Music Director <BR>Matt Curlee, Organist <BR> <BR>Tonight the restored Casavant organ launched Jacksonville into the = league <BR>with some of the top symphony orchestras in the country. = &nbsp;Jacksonville now <BR>has the largest rebuilt historic pipe organ in a new hall in the = country. &nbsp;&nbsp; <BR>And even though it could be considered a May-December romance, it is a =   <BR>perfect marriage. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Entering the new hall one is = struck by the fact that <BR>there is evidence of architecture. &nbsp;With decorative &nbsp;wood = motif in Art Deco <BR>style, elegant draperies in the side "bays", as well as sculpted = pilasters, <BR>the room is immediately pleasing to the eye. &nbsp;&nbsp;The draperies = are adjustable <BR>insuring that the room is also pleasing to the ears. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <BR> <BR>The program began with Saint-Saens Symphonie No. 3 in C-minor. = &nbsp;&nbsp;I have never <BR>experienced this piece in this way. &nbsp;First of all, this was the = first time in <BR>my 52 years that I've heard it performed live. &nbsp;&nbsp;Adding to = this anticipation, <BR>this was the first time that I've ever heard this instrument completed = and <BR>from out in the room. &nbsp;&nbsp;Saint-Saens has created a very = suspense-laden piece <BR>of music. &nbsp;&nbsp;Almost as on waves trying to break over a = bulkhead, rising and <BR>almost succeeding, retreating, and then rising again and again, I felt =   <BR>propelled and pulled away from the first entrance of this magnificent = organ <BR>into this music. &nbsp;&nbsp;Finally, as a small concession, the = smooth, warm Diapasons <BR>and firm pedal sonorities joined the orchestra as yet another voice = from the <BR>stage, teasing us further. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Finally the time came for = "the chords." &nbsp;&nbsp;It <BR>was truly magnificent, and brought tears to my eyes, and to several = people <BR>around me, I noticed. &nbsp;It was incredibly moving how the organ = seemed come <BR>from within the orchestra and then move out into the room enveloping = all <BR>within. &nbsp;&nbsp;The balance between the organ and orchestra, as = well as the <BR>contrast in colours, was perfect. &nbsp;&nbsp;Saint-Saens, Casavant, = and Quimby should <BR>all be exceedingly pleased. &nbsp;&nbsp;The audience certainly was, = and the standing <BR>ovation gave sufficient evidence. <BR> <BR>The next piece on the program was Durufle's "Prelude et Fugue sur le = nom <BR>d'ALAIN" (Opus 7), played by Matt Curlee. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Matt's = playing is flawless, <BR>exciting, very sensitive and creative. &nbsp;&nbsp;Matt's playing of = this piece &nbsp;very <BR>nicely demonstrated several of the wonderful colour stops on the = organ, to <BR>include the Cornet, Clarinet, Oboe, Doppelflute and Harmonic Flute. = &nbsp;&nbsp; <BR>Although a romantic instrument, typical of my experience with this = vintage <BR>Casavant, it's clean as a whistle and the fugue was heard to its best <BR>advantage. <BR> <BR>After intermission, we were treated to a very exciting performance of <BR>Jongen's Symphonie Concertante for Organ and Orchestra (Opus 81). = &nbsp;&nbsp;I had <BR>never heard this piece until tonight and was immediately in love. = &nbsp;It is <BR>exquisite and was exquisitely presented to us. &nbsp;&nbsp;Again the = full organ played <BR>in perfect foil to the full sound of the symphony of slightly reduced <BR>orchestration from the Saint-Saens. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Matt had wisely = reserved full organ <BR>for the end of the program and the Tuba Mirabilis was really the = crowining <BR>glory to the organ. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Another standing ovation = was certainly warranted and <BR>received. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Actually this was the third standing = ovation of the evening, the <BR>second ws right after intermission when diminuitive concertmaster = approached <BR>the monstrous console, appeared to "eeny-meeny-mynee-moo" the Great = stop <BR>jamb, select the correct knob and the found "A" to tune-up the = orchestra. &nbsp; <BR>Jacksonville is a fun place!! <BR> <BR>This was followed by an encore piece, a transcription of a Ravel piano = piece, <BR>which sounds rather uninspired and did not stand up well &nbsp;next to = the Jongen. <BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;As the Jongen came to a conclusion, I could not think of = an encore piece <BR>that I'd heard that would have enhanced the program. &nbsp;&nbsp;I = think we we should <BR>have been left wanting more. <BR> <BR>After all, this what the organ does. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;It is not = too loud, or too full. &nbsp; <BR>The manual reeds are not too bright, and the pedal reeds are not too = fiery. &nbsp;&nbsp; <BR>&nbsp;I heard someone after the concert opine that the organ needed = brighter <BR>mixtures. &nbsp;I had had this thought a couple of times during the = program, but <BR>each time I listened to the organ, I realized that what brighter mixtures <BR>would sacrifice would not be worth it. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;I had also = thought that a more <BR>forceful pedal reed might be nice, but then I would hear it used and = would <BR>realize that such a compromise would not be worth it. = &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;This instrument is <BR>gentle and robust, delicate and forceful, and extremely colourful and = rich in <BR>chorus sound. &nbsp;&nbsp;It fits perfectly into the new Jacoby Hall. = &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;The Quimby <BR>staff, along with Jeff Weiler and Jonathan Ambrosino, and, of course, <BR>Casavant, have produced a very elegant and refined instrument, without = so <BR>much as a hint of harshness. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;This is a perfect = instrument for a symphony <BR>hall. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Not to mention a perfect symphony hall = for this instrument. &nbsp;&nbsp;Toss <BR>in the symphony orchestra, its directors and staff, and this is about = as <BR>close to perfection as one can get. <BR> <BR>I was quite impressed several weeks ago when I went up to hear the = organ <BR>privately, and was fortunate to hear a rehearsal directed by Michael <BR>Butterman, assistant conductor. &nbsp;&nbsp;Tonight I was also = impressed by the <BR>direction of Fabio Mechetti, musical director. &nbsp;&nbsp;I have = never seen two <BR>conductors work so well with an orchestra and was amazed at the = striking <BR>colour variances produced as the instruments were dynamically "played" =   <BR>against each other. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Both demonstrate a gentleness = and love for what they <BR>are doing. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Jacksonville has reached a wonderful = place in its music <BR>history. &nbsp;&nbsp;Seems they now have the best of everything. <BR> <BR>A special thanks to Susan Pelter who kindly arranged for AGO members = to <BR>attend a rehearsal for this performance on Thursday afternoon (which I = missed <BR>because of illness), and who kindly offered to switch my ticket to = Sunday if <BR>I was still under the weather on Friday. <BR> <BR>Two very interesting articles appeared in todays Time-Union along with = a nice <BR>photograph of the console and very handsome facade. &nbsp;&nbsp;They = may be found at <BR>the following URLs: <BR><B><A = HREF=3D"http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/031601/ent_pipes.html= "> <BR>1: Jacksonville.com: **Top Stories** A great set of pipes = 03/16/01</A></B></B> <I><A = HREF=3D"http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/031601/ent_pipes.html= "> <BR>http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/031601/ent_pipes.html</A>=   <BR> <BR></I> <B><A = HREF=3D"http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/031601/ent_passion.ht= ml">2: Jacksonville.com: **Top Stories** An early passion for dynamic = instrument <BR>03/16/01</A></B></B> <I><A = HREF=3D"http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/031601/ent_passion.ht= ml">http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/031601/ent_passion.html <BR></A> <BR></I> <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_83.84bfb06.27e46c8d_boundary--