PipeChat Digest #1976 - Thursday, March 29, 2001
 
Re: Dallas Question & other Potpourri
  by "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@catoe.org>
Re: Glenn Gould playing Bach...ON THE ORGAN!!
  by "Jackson R. Williams II" <jackwilliams_1999@yahoo.com>
Reponses Re: San Bernardino, CA Rodgers
  by "Jerry Ripley" <jaripley@lan2000.net>
Re: Bud's Hammond/Suzuki
  by <StatRussell@aol.com>
Tunings & Temperaments
  by <Orgnplayer@aol.com>
Re: diacritics (Danish vs German)
  by "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Yet another NYC Whitelegg
  by "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Favorite Service Repertoire -- Please help
  by "Chris and Dorothy Achenbach" <chris@achenbach.freeserve.co.uk
Re: Favorite Service Repertoire -- Please help
  by "Margo Dillard" <dillardm@airmail.net>
Re: On the electronics issue
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
OHS Convention
  by "William T. Van Pelt" <bill@organsociety.org>
Re: Infalmmatory Remarks(Burning Question?)
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
correction to specs of W-M/recordings of same/temperatures
  by <ALamirande@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Dallas Question & other Potpourri From: "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@catoe.org> Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 10:06:32 -0600   --=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D_4347342= =3D=3D_.ALT Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"us-ascii"; format=3Dflowed   Hi David & List,   The Lakewood Theatre, Abrams Road & Gaston Ave has a 3/8 Robert-Morton.   I don't have any current information about the status of the organ but the =   North Texas (Dallas/Ft.Worth) Chapter of the ATOS might be a good resource =   for information and availability of visits to theatre/organ. Chapter president is: Donald Peterson, 1613 Spanish Trail, Plano, TX 75023-3030 972/517-2562, dpete1@jcpenney.com Chapter secretary is: Danny Ray, 4327 Holland Ave #102, Dallas, TX = 75219-2855 214/521-1143, composertx@aol.com   the above information provided from ATOS website...<http://www.atos.org>   At 06:55 AM 3/29/01 -0600, you wrote: >Yesterday we had lunch in a little Italian restaurant in the Lakewood (?) =   >Shopping Center and noticed the Lakewood Theatre across the way. I seemed =   >to remember that this theatre has a Robert Morton organ installed in >it. Following our lunch we did walk around a bit and looked at the >outside of the theatre and ended up talking to a couple of guys that were =   >entering the building. One of them confirmed that the building does hold =   >an organ but that it is currently out of the building for rebuilding. > >Does anyone have any information about this? > >Thanks > >David       Nick Grabac asked: "Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Rodgers rebuild (or, now that I think about it, build from scratch) the current Coral Ridge console some years ago? "   I was wondering why with all the Bish & Rodgers posts that no one = mentioned this. Nick is quite right...the big Ruffati organ in Coral Ridge Florida = is played from a custom Rodgers console. The original 5-manual console was replaced in 1989 by the 5-manual Rodgers console. The Ruffati console is now in a church in Beaufort, SC.   Last but not least....I see the "Spelling Police" are on patrol. I will make no apologies for my spelling fauxpas.....communications is not hampered by spelling errors unless you are "ANAL" about such.......I once tried using spell checker = for things but if you are not careful it will cause more errors than it prevents....I once posted a long article about Geo. Wright and in hitting the wrong stroke on the spell check changed all the Wrights to = Rights...and unfortunately did not notice the errror until it was already in print.   regards,   Jon   --=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D_4347342= =3D=3D_.ALT Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"us-ascii"   <html> Hi David &amp; List,<br> &nbsp;<br> The Lakewood Theatre, Abrams Road &amp; Gaston Ave has a 3/8 Robert-Morton.<br> <br> I don't have any current information about the status of the organ but the North Texas (Dallas/Ft.Worth) Chapter of the ATOS might be a good resource for information and availability of visits to theatre/organ. Chapter president is:&nbsp; Donald Peterson, 1613 Spanish Trail, Plano, TX 75023-3030 972/517-2562, <font color=3D"#0000FF"><u>dpete1@jcpenney.com<br> </u></font>Chapter secretary is:&nbsp; Danny Ray, 4327 Holland Ave #102, Dallas, TX 75219-2855<br> 214/521-1143, <font color=3D"#0000FF"><u>composertx@aol.com<br> <br> </u></font><i>the above information provided from ATOS website...&lt;<a href=3D"http://www.atos.org/" = eudora=3D"autourl">http://www.atos.org</a>&gt;<br> <br> </i>At 06:55 AM 3/29/01 -0600, you wrote:<br> <blockquote type=3Dcite class=3Dcite cite>Yesterday we had lunch in a = little Italian restaurant in the Lakewood (?) Shopping Center and noticed the Lakewood Theatre across the way. I seemed to remember that&nbsp; this theatre has a Robert Morton organ installed in it.&nbsp; Following our lunch we did walk around a bit and looked at the outside of the theatre and ended up talking to a couple of guys that were entering the building.&nbsp; One of them confirmed that the building does hold an organ but that it is currently out of the building for rebuilding.<br> <br> Does anyone have any information about this?<br> <br> Thanks<br> <br> David</blockquote><br> <br> <br> Nick Grabac asked:&nbsp; &quot;Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Rodgers rebuild (or, now that I <br> think about it, build from scratch) the current Coral Ridge console some years ago? &quot;<br> <br> <i>I was wondering why with all the Bish &amp; Rodgers posts that no one mentioned this. Nick is quite right...the big Ruffati organ in Coral Ridge Florida is played from a custom Rodgers console. </i>The original 5-manual console was replaced in 1989 by the 5-manual Rodgers console. The Ruffati console is now in a church in Beaufort, SC.<br> <br> <i>Last but not least....I see the &quot;Spelling Police&quot; are on patrol. I will make no apologies for<br> my spelling fauxpas.....communications is not hampered by spelling errors unless you are &quot;ANAL&quot; about such.......I once tried using spell checker for things but if you are not careful it will cause more errors than it prevents....I once posted a long article about Geo. Wright and in hitting the wrong stroke on the spell check changed all the Wrights to Rights...and unfortunately did not notice the errror until it was already in print.<br> <br> regards,<br> <br> Jon<br> </i></html>   --=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D_4347342= =3D=3D_.ALT--    
(back) Subject: Re: Glenn Gould playing Bach...ON THE ORGAN!! From: "Jackson R. Williams II" <jackwilliams_1999@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 08:22:37 -0800 (PST)   Glenn Gould did record Bach on the organ--specifically The Art of the Fugue on a casavant in Toronto. He clearly knows what he is doing. He studied organ for many years. --- Cremona502@cs.com wrote: > A friend shared this with me. Thought some on the > lists might be interested. > > A comapny called The Good Music Company is offering > 13 CDs of Glenn Gould > playing Bach (on piano, not organ). The total price > is $35 dollars. The ad > doesn't > say whether or not it is the complete works of Bach. > > Their net address is: <A > HREF=3D"http://www.yestermusic.com/">www.yestermusic.com</A> > > > > Bruce Cornely ~ Cremona502@cs.com > with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ > ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" > Visit Howling Acres at > http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/ >     __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get email at your own domain with Yahoo! Mail. http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/?.refer=3Dtext  
(back) Subject: Reponses Re: San Bernardino, CA Rodgers From: "Jerry Ripley" <jaripley@lan2000.net> Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 09:28:35 -0800   Howdy, Y'all!   I responded privately to Nygaard about his earlier posting, which I'd received privately and in the digest. No offense was taken, as none was intended. [BTW, thanks to the moderators for stepping in of late. I'm = very mellow by nature, but had also wearied of the battles.] I thought some of you might be interested in my response to his questions.   Also, about the equal vs. other temperaments in worship thread. The = Rodgers has several tunings available. The congregation enjoys the difference = these tuning make in the liturgy. Much of what I do involves accompanying the Cantor in major sections of the prayers. These are improvised accompaniments, the texts being chanted using the modes appropriate to the Ashkenazic practice. The tunings other than equal help me had extra expression, using these temperaments to best advantage in my playing. Not much profound about this, simply being a "what it is." Not that the = average congregant knows exactly what is in happening, but they do notice the = extra "color" heard, using these tuning when appropriate.   > Just curious, since you seem to say they're "enjoying the sound of = pipes" > made by this new installation. > > J. Nygaard > I replied: Music is very important to this congregation. They are a singing congregation. I work with one of the best hazzans [from NY; seminary trained] around here. The Hammond is the only previous organ they had. = It was a big deal to accept it back in 1948. Emanu El has been the voice for the inland Jewish community of SoCal going back to the 1850's. They have always tried to be sensitive to both very traditional and progressive = views, being the only game in town for so long. This would include whether or = not to use instruments in worship, as that might offend those of orthodox heritage. You can understand then why installing the Hammond in 1948 was such a big deal.   No, there is no room for pipes in the building. The architect never = allowed for them. However, they do appreciate the organ and my work there. A compromise was the case, the Rodgers being it. The new Rodgers is, therefore, a grand leap from the Hammond. I'm sure you can appreciate = this.   Hope this helps your understanding.   Cheers! Jerry      
(back) Subject: Re: Bud's Hammond/Suzuki From: <StatRussell@aol.com> Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 12:30:38 EST     --part1_e.aecb088.27f4cb3e_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Hey Bud, what's a decent offer? I have to give up my Wersey (OOOPS,I = spelt wrong)cause I'm moving this weekend to a house with others and t'aint no = room for it there. Plus, I'm going to Surf City right next door (And I'm = taking my Jan & Dean CD's with me). Also, speaking of up and comers, has anyone besides me heard of (and heard for that matter) Olivier Ternon from = France? He's 16 & real good!!!   Best to all Dennis R.   --part1_e.aecb088.27f4cb3e_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>Hey Bud, what's a = decent offer? &nbsp;I have to give up my Wersey (OOOPS,I spelt <BR>wrong)cause I'm moving this weekend to a house with others and t'aint = no room <BR>for it there. &nbsp;Plus, I'm going to Surf City right next door (And = I'm taking <BR>my Jan &amp; Dean CD's with me). &nbsp;Also, speaking of up and = comers, has anyone <BR>besides me heard of (and heard for that matter) Olivier Ternon from = France? &nbsp; <BR>He's 16 &amp; real good!!! <BR> <BR>Best to all <BR>Dennis R. </FONT></HTML>   --part1_e.aecb088.27f4cb3e_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Tunings & Temperaments From: <Orgnplayer@aol.com> Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 12:36:21 EST     --part1_81.8e27064.27f4cc95_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Okay, I'm sure this is a HUGE subject, but can anyone enlighten me (in = simple layman's terms) about alternate tunings and temperaments? What is their proper use? How do they differ from each other? Unfortunately, I don't = have the benefit of university music training, so haven't been exposed to them, =   but I do have different tunings I can select from on my Allen organ, and would like to experiment with them if they are appropriate. Sorry for my ignorance!   Douglas   --part1_81.8e27064.27f4cc95_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>Okay, I'm sure this is = a HUGE subject, but can anyone enlighten me (in simple <BR>layman's terms) about alternate tunings and temperaments? &nbsp;What = is their <BR>proper use? &nbsp;How do they differ from each other? Unfortunately, I = don't have <BR>the benefit of university music training, so haven't been exposed to = them, <BR>but I do have different tunings I can select from on my Allen organ, = and <BR>would like to experiment with them if they are appropriate. = &nbsp;Sorry for my <BR>ignorance! <BR> <BR>Douglas</FONT></HTML>   --part1_81.8e27064.27f4cc95_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: diacritics (Danish vs German) From: "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 12:50:13 -0500   > This message is in MIME format. Since your mail reader does not = understand this format, some or all of this message may not be legible.   --MS_Mac_OE_3068715013_15980307_MIME_Part Content-type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-transfer-encoding: 7bit   From: ALamirande@aol.com Subject: diacritics (Danish vs German)   In Czech, there is what looks like an inverted carat (^ upside down) which when placed over an "r" gives it the sound of zh --- as in Dvorak.   [Alan adds:] It's usually described as an inverted circumflex, and is called a "hacek" [but "hacek" takes a hacek over the "c"] (Czech for = "little hook).       --MS_Mac_OE_3068715013_15980307_MIME_Part Content-type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-transfer-encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML> <HEAD> <TITLE>Re: diacritics (Danish vs German)</TITLE> </HEAD> <BODY> <B>From: </B>ALamirande@aol.com<BR> <B>Subject: </B>diacritics (Danish vs German)<BR> <BR> In Czech, there is what looks like an inverted carat (^ upside down) which = =3D when placed over an &quot;r&quot; gives it the sound of zh --- as in = Dvorak.=3D &nbsp;<BR> <BR> [Alan adds:] &nbsp;It's usually described as an inverted circumflex, and = is=3D called a &quot;hacek&quot; [but &quot;hacek&quot; takes a hacek over the = &q=3D uot;c&quot;] (Czech for &quot;little hook).<BR> <BR> </BODY> </HTML>     --MS_Mac_OE_3068715013_15980307_MIME_Part--    
(back) Subject: Re: Yet another NYC Whitelegg From: "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 12:50:58 -0500   That's probably the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant.   Alan   > From: TubaMagna@aol.com > Reply-To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 09:52:08 EST > To: pipechat@pipechat.org > Subject: Yet another NYC Whitelegg > > There is a small one, way East on 42nd Street, in a small Tudor-style = church > building. > I do not know what condition it is in.    
(back) Subject: Re: Favorite Service Repertoire -- Please help From: "Chris and Dorothy Achenbach" <chris@achenbach.freeserve.co.uk> Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2094 15:29:26 +0100   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0082_0228FC90.BA1C7740 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Are these of interest?=3D20 Peeters: Aria for Organ Op 51. Peters D396. Lovely service prelude =3D for Advent and Lent. Tournemire: Triptyque from L'Orgue Mystique, Office 26 (The Blessed =3D Trinity). Heugel HE30018. This makes a great voluntary. It starts = =3D on full organ, becoming progressively quieter and more reflective. =3D Easy to learn, popular when played. Howells: Psalm Prelude Set 1, No 2. Novello NOV 590353. Good for =3D Evensong and during communion Bach: Schmucke Dich, O Liebe Seele (Adorn Thyself, Beloved Soul?). =3D Lots of editions (I've got Novello). Exquisite all-purpose gentle =3D prelude. =3D20 Parry: Chorale Preludes on "Melcombe" (gentle and reflective) and "The =3D Old 104th" (fiery). In "Seven Chorale Preludes, Bk 1, Novello NOV =3D 590001 Can't help with US ordering, but www.allegro.co.uk has given me a great = =3D postal service (Allegro Music, Birmingham, England). Chris Achenbach Organist, St Peter's Scottish Episcopal Church Galashiels, Selkirkshire, Scotland   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0082_0228FC90.BA1C7740 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD W3 HTML//EN"> <HTML> <HEAD>   <META content=3D3Dtext/html;charset=3D3Diso-8859-1 =3D http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type><!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD W3 =3D HTML//EN"><!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD W3 HTML//EN"> <META content=3D3D'"MSHTML 4.72.3110.7"' name=3D3DGENERATOR> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT color=3D3D#000000 face=3D3D"Times New Roman" size=3D3D2>Are = these =3D of=3D20 interest?</FONT>&nbsp;<FONT size=3D3D2></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3D"Times New Roman"><FONT size=3D3D2><U>Peeters</U>: = Aria =3D for Organ Op=3D20 51.&nbsp;&nbsp; Peters D396.&nbsp;&nbsp; Lovely service prelude for =3D Advent and=3D20 Lent.<BR><U>Tournemire</U>: Triptyque from L'Orgue Mystique, Office 26 =3D (The=3D20 Blessed Trinity).&nbsp;&nbsp; Heugel HE30018.&nbsp;&nbsp; This makes a =3D great=3D20 voluntary.&nbsp;&nbsp; It starts on full organ, becoming progressively =3D quieter=3D20 and more reflective.&nbsp;&nbsp; Easy to learn, popular when=3D20 played.</FONT></FONT><FONT size=3D3D2></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3D"Times New Roman"><FONT size=3D3D2><U>Howells</U>: = Psalm =3D Prelude Set=3D20 1, No 2.&nbsp;&nbsp; Novello NOV 590353.&nbsp;&nbsp; Good for Evensong =3D and=3D20 during communion<BR><U>Bach</U>: Schmucke Dich, O Liebe Seele (Adorn =3D Thyself,=3D20 Beloved Soul?).&nbsp;&nbsp; Lots of editions (I've got =3D Novello).&nbsp;&nbsp;=3D20 Exquisite all-purpose gentle prelude.&nbsp;&nbsp; <BR></FONT><FONT=3D20 size=3D3D2><U>Parry</U>: Chorale Preludes on &quot;Melcombe&quot; (gentle = =3D and=3D20 reflective) and &quot;The Old 104th&quot; (fiery).&nbsp;&nbsp; In =3D &quot;Seven=3D20 Chorale Preludes, Bk 1, Novello NOV 590001</FONT></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3D"Times New Roman"><FONT = size=3D3D2></FONT></FONT><FONT=3D20 face=3D3D"Times New Roman" size=3D3D2>Can't help with US ordering, but = <A=3D20 href=3D3D"http://www.allegro.co.uk">www.allegro.co.uk</A> has given me a = =3D great=3D20 postal service (Allegro Music, Birmingham, England).</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2><FONT face=3D3D"Times New = Roman"></FONT></FONT><FONT=3D20 face=3D3D"Times New Roman"><FONT color=3D3D#000000 size=3D3D2>Chris =3D Achenbach<BR>Organist,=3D20 St Peter's Scottish Episcopal Church<BR>Galashiels, Selkirkshire,=3D20 Scotland</FONT></FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0082_0228FC90.BA1C7740--    
(back) Subject: Re: Favorite Service Repertoire -- Please help From: "Margo Dillard" <dillardm@airmail.net> Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 12:19:51 -0600   There are so... many. But the upcoming Sundays bring to mind 2 that break my rules and play every year (I don't like to repeat things for at least 2-3 years - too much good music, too little time).   Both Bach - both L.Y. 1) O Mensch bewein 2) In dir ist Freude      
(back) Subject: Re: On the electronics issue From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 13:19:53 EST   Hi List:   "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   This is the footer of the Pipechat list. Note the second line. PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics It is pretty inclusive. It seems that digital far from being an excluded topic is included. Pipe, pipe/hybred, and digital seem to be on an equal footing for discussion on this list. We all have our preferences. = Economics also comes into the picture. I straddle both fences as a middle of the = road Candidate. JOKE! "VOTE FOR ME! :) ;)   What would I prefer? Guess? The Best! You bet! Can I always have what I want? NO!   Unfortunately that is a reality we deal with everyday. When Paul Soulek asked for facts and figures on pipe organs, I was equipped to offer valid quotes. I hope his Classroom speech went well and that I and others could give him what he needed to be successful. Encouraging young musicians is what I dedicate myself to do. They are OUR future after all. A precious future at that!   Regards,   Ron Severin  
(back) Subject: OHS Convention From: "William T. Van Pelt" <bill@organsociety.org> Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 13:26:21 -0500   The OHS Convention Registration form is now available as an Acrobat = download at the OHS website, www.organsociety.org. Click on the "Conventions" = button at the upper left. The dates are June 21-28 and the location is many sites in central North Carolina and two towns in Virginia, with headquarters in Clemmons, North Carolina, a suburb of Winston-Salem. A schedule called "Convention at a Glance" is also available on the website. Registration = is available for individual days of the convention or for the entire convention. The fee includes all events, transportation to the events = from the convention hotels, all evening meals, and all but one luncheon.   Bill    
(back) Subject: Re: Infalmmatory Remarks(Burning Question?) From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 13:36:45 EST   Hi List:   The Sion, Switzerland organ pops up in disscussions every so often. It is 620 years old or so. Is there documentation as to the repairs, and how much is original? I would think that deterioration of the wooden parts, leather have taken their toll. Is it a refurbished replica? Is it still played every Sunday? Is it just to look at? I'm not making any subjective or objective judgements, I'm just curious. How many ranks? Is the Keyboard short octave? It would probably be tuned in early meantone. Have pipes been relaced? I've always been intrigued by this little organ. Can anyone enlighten us on its use and condition.   Regards,   Ron Severin  
(back) Subject: correction to specs of W-M/recordings of same/temperatures From: <ALamirande@aol.com> Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 13:37:50 EST     --part1_53.45a90e3.27f4dafe_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Mr. von S. is correct: The Whitelegg-Moller has a 16' Trumpet in the = Pedal, borrowed from the Swell. Actually, that is listed in the specifications given by Dr. Barnes in his 1938 article: it was my error this time, for forgetting to include it. (It's quite a lot of typing, you know, for which I'm not getting paid! I think I did include it in my original posting of the specs --- the one = that got messed up in tranmission.)   I believe that the organist of the time, Albin McDermott, made some recordings in the early 1940s on old 78 rpm records. These have been out = of print for more than 50 years, and I wouldn't know if there are still any copies in existence. I'll have to ask his son when I see him one day. = (But: who these days has a 78 rpm turntable? How many people still have a turntable at all? Other than myself, of course!)   The only other recording was made on April 30, 1980 by yours truly, with Wagnerian soprano Virginia Brobyn --- she was then the soprano soloist at = St. Vincent Ferrer Church in New York --- and mezzo-soprano Leah Littlefield. =   (They were both residents of the building where I then lived: 780 = Riverside Drive --- opposite Trinity Cemetery and behind the National Academy of Art =   and Letters, that place where they hold the annual "Blashfields".) This = is a tape recording. If anyone is interested in obtaining a copy, please = contact me privately. The program was quite extraordinary: organ works of = Austrian composer Joseph Messner and German composer Georg Trexler; a transcription =   from Gustav Mahler for mezzo and organ; a work for soprano and organ by Anton Heiller (Optavi); a work (Ave Maria) =   for two female voices and organ by American composer Louise Talma (who was = a parishioner of that church); and excerpts from operas by Verdi and Wagner. = Among other things: I don't have the program at my fingertips at the = moment. At the time this recording was made, about 40% of the organ was playable; = yet it made such an impression on the organist of St. Vincent Ferrer (who was = in attendance) that he immediately approached the man in charge of doing the restoration work, asking what he could do about the (long unplayable) = organ at St. V. F. The total length of the program was about 2 hours.   2,738,000 degrees Centigrade? [Note: scientists prefer the term Celsius] Man, that's might hot! Hotter than the surface of the sun, if memory = serves correctly!   Now, if you want cold: the lowest possible temperature (theoretically) is =   Absolute Zero: minus 273.15 C (minus 459.67 F). Absolute Zero does not actually exist in Nature, but scientists have come within a fraction of a degree of producing it. If there were a real Absolute Zero, all heat --- and therefore motion --- would cease to exist. Couldn't have any pipe organ sounds at absolute = zero!   Arthur LaMirande   --part1_53.45a90e3.27f4dafe_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>Mr. von S. is correct: = &nbsp;The Whitelegg-Moller has a 16' Trumpet in the Pedal, <BR>borrowed from the Swell. &nbsp;Actually, that is listed in the = specifications <BR>given by Dr. Barnes in his 1938 article: it was my error this time, = for <BR>forgetting to include it. <BR>(It's quite a lot of typing, you know, for which I'm not getting paid! = &nbsp;I <BR>think I did include it in my original posting of the specs --- the one = that <BR>got messed up in tranmission.) <BR> <BR>I believe that the organist of the time, Albin McDermott, made some <BR>recordings in the early 1940s on old 78 rpm records. &nbsp;These have = been out of <BR>print for more than 50 years, and I wouldn't know if there are still = any <BR>copies in existence. &nbsp;I'll have to ask his son when I see him one = day. &nbsp;(But: <BR>who these days has a 78 rpm turntable? &nbsp;How many people still = have a <BR>turntable at all? &nbsp;Other than myself, of course!) <BR> <BR>The only other recording was made on April 30, 1980 by yours truly, = with <BR>Wagnerian soprano Virginia Brobyn --- she was then the soprano soloist = at St. <BR>Vincent Ferrer Church in New York --- and mezzo-soprano Leah = Littlefield. &nbsp; <BR>(They were both residents of the building where I then lived: 780 = Riverside <BR>Drive --- opposite Trinity Cemetery and behind the National Academy of = Art <BR>and Letters, that place where they hold the annual "Blashfields".) = &nbsp;This is a <BR>tape recording. &nbsp;If anyone is interested in obtaining a copy, = please contact <BR>me privately. &nbsp;The program was quite extraordinary: &nbsp;organ = works of Austrian <BR>composer Joseph Messner and German composer Georg Trexler; a = transcription <BR>from Gustav Mahler for mezzo and organ; <BR>a work for soprano and organ by Anton Heiller (Optavi); a work (Ave = Maria) <BR>for two female voices and organ by American composer Louise Talma (who = was a <BR>parishioner of that church); and excerpts from operas by Verdi and = Wagner. &nbsp; <BR>Among other things: I don't have the program at my fingertips at the = moment. &nbsp; <BR>At the time this recording was made, about 40% of the organ was = playable; yet <BR>it made such an impression on the organist of St. Vincent Ferrer (who = was in <BR>attendance) that he immediately approached the man in charge of doing = the <BR>restoration work, asking what he could do about the (long unplayable) = organ <BR>at St. V. F. &nbsp;&nbsp;The total length of the program was about 2 = hours. &nbsp; <BR> <BR>2,738,000 degrees Centigrade? &nbsp;[Note: scientists prefer the term = Celsius] <BR>Man, that's might hot! &nbsp;Hotter than the surface of the sun, if = memory serves <BR>correctly! <BR> <BR>Now, if you want cold: &nbsp;the lowest possible temperature = (theoretically) is <BR>Absolute Zero: &nbsp;minus 273.15 C &nbsp;(minus 459.67 F). = &nbsp;Absolute Zero does not <BR>actually exist in Nature, but scientists have come within a fraction = of a <BR>degree of producing it. <BR>If there were a real Absolute Zero, all heat --- and therefore motion = --- <BR>would cease to exist. &nbsp;Couldn't have any pipe organ sounds at = absolute zero! <BR> <BR>Arthur LaMirande</FONT></HTML>   --part1_53.45a90e3.27f4dafe_boundary--