PipeChat Digest #1979 - Friday, March 30, 2001
 
Re: Young British Virtuoso in NYC Recital
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com>
New Organ Compositions Sought
  by "noel jones" <gedeckt@usit.net>
Fw: Dallas Question
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Anyone in the Dallas area near Plano?  (X-Posted)
  by "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org>
La Mirande as fundraiser
  by <ResearchIV@aol.com>
Sunday in Vienna, Austria
  by <JerryM8319@aol.com>
Turntables Ect, ( off topic sorta )
  by "Larry" <Larrytow@webtv.net>
national treasure
  by <ALamirande@aol.com>
Re: inch of space/releathering, etc.
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Where for art thou desertBob?
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Hey Bruce!
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
The "Gentleman from Connecticut" Speaks!
  by <ManderUSA@aol.com>
Re: toss-up
  by "Bob Elms" <elmsr@albanyis.com.au>
Re: Tunings & Temperaments
  by "Bob Elms" <elmsr@albanyis.com.au>
Re: Infalmmatory Remarks
  by "Bob Elms" <elmsr@albanyis.com.au>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Young British Virtuoso in NYC Recital From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 19:40:43 -0600   He is also performing at Christ Church Cathedral, St. Louis (1964 Aeolian-Skinner) tomorrow, Friday, March 30, at 7.30 p.m. He is playing = a program which includes Messiaen, Bovet, Vierne, Elgar, Bach, Dupre, = Durufle, Reger, and Franck. As it happens I am an alumnus of Oxford University, = and there is a very interesting article on Clive in the latest Oxford = University alumni magazine. According to this, at present I think it is fair to describe him as the hottest commodity in the English organ world. I am = very much looking forward to the concert tomorrow.   John Speller   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jonathan B. Hall" <jonahall@indiana.edu>   > The Church of the Epiphany, York Avenue at East 74th St.in Manhattan, is > pleased to host Clive Driskill-Smith, a rising star of the organ, in > recital on Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at 1 PM. Clive is the Royal = College > of Organists' "Performer of the Year" for 2000, and will shortly take up > duties as sub-Organist of Christ Church, Oxford. > > This recital is free and open to the public. > > Mr. Driskill-Smith will perform works by Messiaen, Bach, Dupre, Reger, > Bovet, and several others in a far-ranging and exciting program on the > church's historic Aeolian-Skinner organ. > > Appended to the bottom of this message is a biography of Mr. D-S if you > would like to know a bit more. > > See you there! > > Jonathan Hall > Organist/Choirmaster > The Church of the Epiphany > > > > CLIVE DRISKILL-SMITH was born in 1978 and educated at Eton College, = where he > was a music scholar. He began learning the organ at the age of 15 and, > during his 'gap' year, served as Organ Scholar at Winchester Cathedral = and > as Assistant Organist at Winchester College. The following year he went = up > to Christ Church, Oxford University, as the Christopher Tatton Organ > Scholar. He graduated in 1999 with a First Class Honours degree in = Music, > and is now reading for the MPhil. > > Clive is also active as a pianist and bassoonist. He holds the ARCM diploma > in Piano Performance and continues to give solo recitals and concerto > performances. From 1992 to 1994, he played the bassoon in the National Youth > Orchestra of Great Britain and in the National Youth Chamber Orchestra. > During this time, he performed with the orchestra at Birmingham's = Symphony > Hall, London's Barbican Centre, Royal Festival Hall and at the BBC Proms in > the Royal Albert Hall. > > Clive studies the organ with David Sanger and, on gaining the FRCO diploma, > was awarded the prestigious Limpus Prize and the Worshipful Company of > Musicians' Silver Medal. In 1999, the Royal College of Organists awarded him > a Travelling Scholarship which has funded further study on the Continent > with Hans Fagius, Jan Willem Jansen and Dr Harald Vogel. He has given > recitals in Westminster Cathedral and St Paul's Cathedral, broadcast = live on > Radio and Television, and recorded as both soloist and accompanist. His > extensive repertoire spans six centuries and includes the complete organ > works of Olivier Messiaen. His involvement with choirs has taken him on tour > in the USA, South America, Europe, Japan, Hong Kong and New Zealand. > > In September 2000, he was awarded first prize in the Royal College of > Organists' international 'Performer of the Year' Competition, the final = of > which was accompanied by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and broadcast on BBC > Radio 3. In October 2000, he was a prizewinner in the Cambridge = Organists' > Association 'Bach 2000' Competition. During the next two years, Clive = will > undertake major recital tours in Europe, the USA, Australasia and the = Far > East. > ----------------- > > > > "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: New Organ Compositions Sought From: "noel jones" <gedeckt@usit.net> Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 21:42:39 -0500   Frog Music Press is currently inviting composers to submit new works for possible publication. Submission information and contact information can be found at: www.frogmusic.com   -- noel jones, aago  
(back) Subject: Fw: Dallas Question From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 21:57:32 -0500     > > BTW, how many ranks can be installed on a 23-foot Aquasport fishing = boat? > Nemo > has a few on the Nautilus, as I recall. <sccchhhnip> > > Jim   Can't say on a fishing boat, but friends in Chicago's Belmont Harbor had a B3 on their houseboat. Nemo's organ was a cosmetic-jobbed Morton console with sound coming from = the United Artists sound stage TO.   Rick >    
(back) Subject: Anyone in the Dallas area near Plano? (X-Posted) From: "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org> Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 22:18:03 -0500   Hi all, I hope you don't mind too terribly the cross-post.   I will be going to the Plano, TX area near Dallas towards the end of April = on business. I may have some time on Saturday, the 21st and was wondering if =   there is anyone in the area who would be interested in meeting and = possibly seeing (and preferably hearing!) some of the instruments in the area. I'm = a beginner, but I wouldn't mind get to play a bit, too, but be warned! - my playing is still not very "house-trained". Also, if there are any performances in the area, on that weekend, perhaps I could arrange to = attend.   Please feel free to reply to me off list.   Cheers, TommyLee Whitlock tommylee@whitlock.org      
(back) Subject: La Mirande as fundraiser From: <ResearchIV@aol.com> Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 22:36:00 EST   PLEASE MALCOLM, don't encourage him!!!   With his personality and past history in this city he'll do more damage than good. We should just thank him for giving us names. But heck, don't have him doing us any missions of mercy, he ain't no diplomat.   J. Nygaard  
(back) Subject: Sunday in Vienna, Austria From: <JerryM8319@aol.com> Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 22:40:09 EST   Suggestions for church in Vienna? What are the not-to-miss sights in = Austria? Jerry  
(back) Subject: Turntables Ect, ( off topic sorta ) From: "Larry" <Larrytow@webtv.net> Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 21:42:16 -0600 (CST)   Arthur and all, I have a old turntable that does 16&1/2, 33&1/3, 45, and 78 rpm. Will not get rid of it; who knows when it might come in handy. Certianly am not going to replace all my records with CDs. I would go broke! I also have a CD player, of course.   Regards, Larry    
(back) Subject: national treasure From: <ALamirande@aol.com> Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 22:47:04 EST     --part1_c3.f2dd2eb.27f55bb8_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   A certain gentleman who lives up in Connecticut claims that I have called =   the AGO "a bunch of crooks".   I would like to see his documentation for that asseveration. I have no = such recollection.   This particular gentleman has, evidently, had a personal animus for me, = ever since I had the temerity to proffer (privately) some mild criticism of a certain organist in New York for whom he has (apparently) especial admiration. Said criticism having to do simply with the fact that said organist cannot be bothered to answer his mail.   I really don't intend to become involved in a silly argument on this = matter, with said Connecticut gentleman or anyone else. He says that I should go = out and raise money for the restoration of the church organ I have been discussing recently. Believe me, folks, I moved heaven and earth to do = just that, back there in the days when I was the organist of that church. I received absolutely no support whatsoever from the "organ community" in = New York, or elsewhere. These days, I have no personal involvement with that =   church at all; and my postings about this extraordinary instrument have = been motivated solely by my concern for a national treasure. I have absolutely =   nothing personal to gain.   That being said: I shall henceforth ignore --- and not reply to --- = anything this particular gentleman has to say. About this or any other subject.   I am glad, though, that some other members do share my concern for the = fate of this great instrument --- which far exceeds, in both historical and artistic importance --- that minor H & H up there in the hinterlands of Connecticut!   Arthur LaMirande   P.S. I'm taking a sabbatical from this forum. It's getting to my ulcer.   --part1_c3.f2dd2eb.27f55bb8_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2> A certain gentleman = who lives up in Connecticut claims that I have called <BR>the AGO "a bunch of crooks". <BR> <BR>I would like to see his documentation for that asseveration. &nbsp;I = have no such <BR>recollection. <BR> <BR>This particular gentleman has, evidently, had a personal animus for = me, ever <BR>since I had the temerity to proffer (privately) some mild criticism of = a <BR>certain organist in New York for whom he has (apparently) especial <BR>admiration. &nbsp;Said criticism having to do simply with the fact = that said <BR>organist cannot be bothered to answer his mail. <BR> <BR>I really don't intend to become involved in a silly argument on this = matter, <BR>with said Connecticut gentleman or anyone else. &nbsp;He says that I = should go out <BR>and raise money for the restoration of the church organ I have been <BR>discussing recently. &nbsp;&nbsp;Believe me, folks, I moved heaven and = earth to do just <BR>that, back there in the days when I was the organist of that church. = &nbsp;I <BR>received absolutely no support whatsoever from the "organ community" = in New <BR>York, or elsewhere. &nbsp;&nbsp;These days, I have no personal = involvement with that <BR>church at all; and my postings about this extraordinary instrument = have been <BR>motivated solely by my concern for a national treasure. &nbsp;I have = absolutely <BR>nothing personal to gain. <BR> <BR>That being said: I shall henceforth ignore --- and not reply to --- = anything <BR>this particular gentleman has to say. About this or any other subject. <BR> <BR>I am glad, though, that some other members do share my concern for the = fate <BR>of this great instrument --- which far exceeds, in both historical and =   <BR>artistic importance --- that minor H &amp; H up there in the = hinterlands of <BR>Connecticut! <BR> <BR>Arthur LaMirande <BR> <BR>P.S. &nbsp;I'm taking a sabbatical from this forum. &nbsp;It's getting = to my ulcer.</FONT></HTML>   --part1_c3.f2dd2eb.27f55bb8_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: inch of space/releathering, etc. From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 23:05:14 EST     --part1_43.12c587ea.27f55ffa_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 3/29/01 7:36:53 PM !!!First Boot!!!, ALamirande@aol.com =   writes:     > What is needed: either a wealthy and generous benefactor, or a serious > fund-raising drive. Neither appears to be in sight. > >   Perhaps there is a nice auditorium facility where the organ could be = moved, much as the Jacksonville Florida instrument. It's a wonderful situation.   Lord knows, it certainly would be unique to have an example of good Moller =   work preserved! I remember some of their old work. T'was gorgeous, = indeed.   Bruce Cornely ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/   --part1_43.12c587ea.27f55ffa_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 = 3/29/01 7:36:53 PM !!!First Boot!!!, ALamirande@aol.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">What is needed: = either a wealthy and generous benefactor, or a serious <BR>fund-raising drive. &nbsp;Neither appears to be in sight. <BR> <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>Perhaps there is a nice auditorium facility where the organ could be = moved, <BR>much as the Jacksonville Florida instrument. &nbsp;&nbsp;It's a = wonderful situation. <BR> <BR>Lord knows, it certainly would be unique to have an example of good = Moller <BR>work preserved! &nbsp;&nbsp;I remember some of their old work. = &nbsp;&nbsp;T'was gorgeous, indeed. <BR> <BR>Bruce Cornely &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_43.12c587ea.27f55ffa_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Where for art thou desertBob? From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 23:24:02 EST     --part1_bb.cf59a24.27f56462_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 3/29/01 8:30:43 PM !!!First Boot!!!, = StatRussell@aol.com writes:     > OOOPS! I'm sorry > >   That's Ok Dennis, we all are!!! ;-)   Bruce Cornely ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/   --part1_bb.cf59a24.27f56462_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 = 3/29/01 8:30:43 PM !!!First Boot!!!, StatRussell@aol.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">OOOPS! &nbsp;I'm = sorry <BR> <BR></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR> <BR>That's Ok Dennis, &nbsp;&nbsp;we all are!!! &nbsp;;-) <BR> <BR>Bruce Cornely &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_bb.cf59a24.27f56462_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Hey Bruce! From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 23:26:15 EST     --part1_b4.136d7aef.27f564e7_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 3/29/01 9:03:46 PM !!!First Boot!!!, = StatRussell@aol.com writes:     > Hey Bruce, glad to see I'm not the only one who reads Jim Hightower! = Ain't > he a hoot?   Duh! Who's Jim Hightower? gulp! ;-)   Bruce Cornely ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/   --part1_b4.136d7aef.27f564e7_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 = 3/29/01 9:03:46 PM !!!First Boot!!!, StatRussell@aol.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">Hey Bruce, glad to = see I'm not the only one who reads Jim Hightower! &nbsp;Ain't <BR>he a hoot? &nbsp;</BLOCKQUOTE> <BR> <BR>Duh! &nbsp;&nbsp;Who's Jim Hightower? &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;gulp! = &nbsp;;-) <BR> <BR>Bruce Cornely &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_b4.136d7aef.27f564e7_boundary--  
(back) Subject: The "Gentleman from Connecticut" Speaks! From: <ManderUSA@aol.com> Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2001 00:59:29 EST     --part1_b9.cb13118.27f57ac1_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 3/29/2001 10:49:23 PM Eastern Standard Time, ALamirande@aol.com writes:     > A certain gentleman who lives up in Connecticut claims that I have = called > the AGO "a bunch of crooks". > > I would like to see his documentation for that asseveration. I have no > such >   Well, this is good, because there is an object lesson in it. I spend quite = a bit of time showing people the organ at St. Ignatius Loyola, something I enjoy doing, and it is also part of my job. When Arthur phoned or wrote = some years ago to inquire about seeing the organ, I responded and we set up an appointment. He came and played some Schmidt (surprise!) which impressed = me a great deal - both the playing and the music. I assumed that he had at = least heard the organ before, but he said no. I was sorry that he had missed a = lot of great recitals, and he complained that no one tells him about these things. It was when I suggested that no one would have thought of telling him, because all events are listed in The American Organist, that he said something like "I have nothing to do with those people. They're all a = bunch of crooks." Apparently there was some event 18 years earlier which was the =   cause of it all. I have to say I was genuinely upset by that remark, and offered some feeble response about maybe there was some trouble in the = past, but this was certainly not my experience with the AGO in recent years, or ever for that matter.   I, the "gentleman from Connecticut" have never made a secret of my = admiration for the work of Kent Tritle at St. Ignatius Loyola, of whom Arthur has = made veiled reference. I write a lot of reviews of a variety of events on PipOrg-L, and perforce, a number of them are of concerts at St. Ignatius, because, by choice, I try to attend everything that happens there. You = will notice that I do not attempt to work that enthusiasm into everything I = post! If it comes up once a year on this list, it's a lot. If I carry any = "animus" toward Arthur, and I do indeed, it has nothing at all to do with any complaint he might have registered with me about the fact that Kent does = not answer his mail!! Kent learned very early at that church, particularly = after the installation of the organ in 1993, and the attendant publicity, that = he needed desperately to protect his time for musical preparation. The = promotion of organ recitals, some by himself, others by well-known and respected artists, practicing, five or six major concerts, usually with full = orchestra, constant score study, the conducting and planning for the 70 voice Parish Community Choir, which he founded some years ago, rehearsals with his professional Sunday morning choir, which has to be heard to be believed - = and on the list goes. There has to be a serious culling of unsolicited mail. However, having parlayed Sacred Music in a Sacred Space, which he began = long before he knew he would ever have a real organ in the place, into = something of immense proportions, with a very large following, and admission charges =   that reflect orchestral salaries, promotion, and all the other = requirements of running such events, he has built a staff. Two full time staff, one = solely a music administrator, the other part musical, part administrative, in addition to the wonderful Nancianne Parrella, who is there to play, and = play she does(!), but also pitches in to help in lots of ways, along with her husband Jo, who has become stage manager. Added to all of this, there will = be a minimum of 100 letters at just about this time of year from people who = want to play on the church's series. I believe a polite response now goes to = all, not closing the door, but asking for further information and supporting documents. What more can I say?   Yours from very rainy Connecticut,   Malcolm Wechsler www.mander-organs.com     --part1_b9.cb13118.27f57ac1_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>In a message dated 3/29/2001 10:49:23 PM Eastern Standard Time, <BR>ALamirande@aol.com writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">A certain = gentleman who lives up in Connecticut claims that I have called <BR>the AGO "a bunch of crooks". <BR> <BR>I would like to see his documentation for that asseveration. &nbsp;I = have no <BR>such <BR>recollection</BLOCKQUOTE> <BR> <BR>Well, this is good, because there is an object lesson in it. I spend = quite a <BR>bit of time showing people the organ at St. Ignatius Loyola, something = I <BR>enjoy doing, and it is also part of my job. When Arthur phoned or = wrote some <BR>years ago to inquire about seeing the organ, I responded and we set up = an <BR>appointment. He came and played some Schmidt (surprise!) which = impressed me a <BR>great deal - both the playing and the music. I assumed that he had at = least <BR>heard the organ before, but he said no. I was sorry that he had missed = a lot <BR>of great recitals, and he complained that no one tells him about these =   <BR>things. It was when I suggested that no one would have thought of = telling <BR>him, because all events are listed in The American Organist, that he = said <BR>something like "I have nothing to do with those people. They're all a = bunch <BR>of crooks." Apparently there was some event 18 years earlier which was = the <BR>cause of it all. I have to say I was genuinely upset by that remark, = and <BR>offered some feeble response about maybe there was some trouble in the = past, <BR>but this was certainly not my experience with the AGO in recent years, = or <BR>ever for that matter. <BR> <BR>I, the "gentleman from Connecticut" have never made a secret of my = admiration <BR>for the work of Kent Tritle at St. Ignatius Loyola, of whom Arthur has = made <BR>veiled reference. I write a lot of reviews of a variety of events on <BR>PipOrg-L, and perforce, a number of them are of concerts at St. = Ignatius, <BR>because, by choice, I try to attend everything that happens there. You = will <BR>notice that I do not attempt to work that enthusiasm into everything I = post! <BR>If it comes up once a year on this list, it's a lot. If I carry any = "animus" <BR>toward Arthur, and I do indeed, it has nothing at all to do with any <BR>complaint he might have registered with me about the fact that Kent = does not <BR>answer his mail!! Kent learned very early at that church, particularly = after <BR>the installation of the organ in 1993, and the attendant publicity, = that he <BR>needed desperately to protect his time for musical preparation. The = promotion <BR>of organ recitals, some by himself, others by well-known and respected =   <BR>artists, practicing, five or six major concerts, usually with full = orchestra, <BR>constant score study, the conducting and planning for the 70 voice = Parish <BR>Community Choir, which he founded some years ago, rehearsals with his <BR>professional Sunday morning choir, which has to be heard to be = believed - and <BR>on the list goes. There has to be a serious culling of unsolicited = mail. <BR>However, having parlayed Sacred Music in a Sacred Space, which he = began long <BR>before he knew he would ever have a real organ in the place, into = something <BR>of immense proportions, with a very large following, and admission = charges <BR>that reflect orchestral salaries, promotion, and all the other = requirements <BR>of running such events, he has built a staff. Two full time staff, one = solely <BR>a music administrator, the other part musical, part administrative, in =   <BR>addition to the wonderful Nancianne Parrella, who is there to play, = and play <BR>she does(!), but also pitches in to help in lots of ways, along with = her <BR>husband Jo, who has become stage manager. Added to all of this, there = will be <BR>a minimum of 100 letters at just about this time of year from people who want <BR>to play on the church's series. I believe a polite response now goes = to all, <BR>not closing the door, but asking for further information and = supporting <BR>documents. What more can I say? <BR> <BR>Yours from very rainy Connecticut, <BR> <BR>Malcolm Wechsler <BR>www.mander-organs.com <BR> <BR> <BR> &nbsp;</FONT></HTML>   --part1_b9.cb13118.27f57ac1_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: toss-up From: "Bob Elms" <elmsr@albanyis.com.au> Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2001 14:14:17 +0800   The room is a small church seating about 250 at a pinch, quite resonant, and the organ is by Wm Hill and Sons London, built 1890.It is single manual and a very sweet sounding instrument, action is tracker. Stops: Open diapason 8, Gedact 8, Dulciana 8, Flute 4, Principal 4, 15th 2. Pedal pulldowns only. The scaling of the pipework is quite generous; I noted in a picture of the Sydney Town Hall Great organ that some of the ranks look the same (e.g. the gedact which is of metal with bored wooden stoppers.) The major problem, of course, is lack of variety (there is no enclosure). Yes, I know there is repertoire that can be played successfully on such an organ, but it is still very limiting, and I prefer the Johannus for that reason as well as for the other that I mentioned in the first post. There is a need for more than just sweet sounds as far as I am concerned. No, I am not a supporter of the idea of replacing pipe organs with electronics, but there are horses for courses and the Johannus fits the bill very nicely. This is my opinion, and I am the one in the situation I have described. It is easy for others who are far removed to conjecture on what could be done with such an instrument as the Hill, but then you don't have to play it, do you? Bob Elms.   from cremona: Because the six rank tracker is not properly scaled for the size of the room is the fault of the builder (if the organ was designed for the room). It's the same as if the electronic installer left the volume turned down too low. Bad rooms and inappropriate scaling are not the fault of the instrument.    
(back) Subject: Re: Tunings & Temperaments From: "Bob Elms" <elmsr@albanyis.com.au> Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2001 14:28:20 +0800   Well, Ron, I understood that even with an organ in equal temperament the thirds (tierces) are tuned pure and so are the fifths. If so, your remark can't be sustained. B. E. RonSeverin@aol.com wrote: > Equal temperment makes sure all unisons and octaves are > in tune and nothing else. The thirds and sixths screem out of > tune and the forths and fifths a little less so.    
(back) Subject: Re: Infalmmatory Remarks From: "Bob Elms" <elmsr@albanyis.com.au> Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2001 14:29:46 +0800   Get up off the floor Bruce. You are too old for that. Bob E.   Cremona502@cs.com wrote: > > O geez! How could I have missed this. > > The manuals would be the > > Hoofdwerk and the ClovenHoofdwerk > > oh.... this is too much fun > = heeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheehee= hee > > = heeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheehee= hee > > = heeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheehee= hee > > = heeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheehee= hee > > = heeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheehee= hee > > heeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheehee... etc > > Bruce Cornely ~ Cremona502@cs.com > with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" > Visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/