PipeChat Digest #2104 - Thursday, May 17, 2001
 
RE: Reger, Liszt
  by "Andrew Caskie" <caskie@totalise.co.uk>
Reger, Liszt, Hollins
  by "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu>
RE: Meyerson Stoplist [WAS Re: S. Wayne Foster recital]
  by "Storandt, Peter" <pstorandt@okcu.edu>
Krebs chorale preludes -tr/org
  by "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu>
Re: Reger and Karl Straub
  by "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu>
Re: Meyerson Stoplist [WAS Re: S. Wayne Foster recital]
  by <AMADPoet@aol.com>
RE: Meyerson Stoplist [WAS Re: S. Wayne Foster recital]
  by "Storandt, Peter" <pstorandt@okcu.edu>
Austin Organs, a new Book by Orpha Ochse
  by "William T. Van Pelt" <bill@organsociety.org>
Re: Krebs chorale preludes -tr/org
  by "hell-felix" <Hell-Felix@t-online.de>
Re: Krebs chorale preludes -tr/org
  by "hell-felix" <Hell-Felix@t-online.de>
Organist's Book of Days
  by "William T. Van Pelt" <bill@organsociety.org>
Felix on Staten Island?
  by "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Meyerson Stoplist [WAS Re: S. Wayne Foster recital]
  by "Roy Redman" <rredman@imagin.net>
Re: Felix on Staten Island?
  by "hell-concerts" <Hell-Concerts@t-online.de>
St. Matthew's-Soon-To-Be-By-The-Toll-Road
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
 

(back) Subject: RE: Reger, Liszt From: "Andrew Caskie" <caskie@totalise.co.uk> Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 11:11:28 +0100   On the subject of large finger spans, one composer that springs to mind is Alfred Hollins. His Concert Overture in C major requires the player to = play a chord of E,A,and then G# above! A lot of his music also ends up = involving treacherous leaps and jumps, that perhaps he must have been able to do naturally.   Regards   Andrew    
(back) Subject: Reger, Liszt, Hollins From: "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu> Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 09:37:20 -0400   >On the subject of large finger spans, one composer that springs to mind = is >Alfred Hollins... A lot of his music also ends up involving >treacherous leaps and jumps, that perhaps he must have been able to do >naturally. > >Regards > >Andrew >   Rather remarkable when you consider that he was blind.   Randy Runyon organist, Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati runyonr@muohio.edu  
(back) Subject: RE: Meyerson Stoplist [WAS Re: S. Wayne Foster recital] From: "Storandt, Peter" <pstorandt@okcu.edu> Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 09:09:27 -0500   Perhpas future Meyerson programs could include a reference to the Fisk = site and a link address for us junkies in the audience. Mandy, get on that please....   Peter   >That's one of the things that annoyed me about the last recital I = attended at >the Meyerson. Here they have a fantastic instrument and the stoplist is >nowhere to be found, not even on the website anymore. I guess they don't >realize that some REALLY WEIRD people want to know these things.   The stoplist can be found on the C.B. Fisk Web site under "Instruments" - it is Opus 100 http://www.cbfisk.com/welcome.html   David   "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: Krebs chorale preludes -tr/org From: "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu> Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 12:06:20 -0400   Quite some years ago E. Power Biggs issued through Mercury Publlishing = Co a set of eight chorale preludes for trumpet and organ by Johann Ludwig Krebs. I don't own the music but am currently practicing one from a trumpeter's photocopy to me; he has kept the score for himself. Does anyone know the origin of these pieces?   In practicing the one on "Komm heiliger Geist, Herre Gott," I sense almost more the style of an orchestral _basso continuo_ line in the pedal part than an organ pedal part, plus two melodic lines perhaps as much like orchestral lines as keyboard music. In other words, I've wondered if = these pieces originated as typical baroque-era chamber music trios for two = melodic instruments plus _basso continuo_ (a bass playing instrument plus the keyboard instrument to realize a figured bass), to which is added the chorale melody, phrase at a time, with just a bit of ornamentation. Might they even be cantata movements, transcribed for the organ?   The organist's part in Biggs' edition is as challenging as many a Bach trio sonata passage!!   Any information on these eight pieces? Thanx.   Cordially,   Karl E. Moyer Lancaster PA  
(back) Subject: Re: Reger and Karl Straub From: "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu> Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 12:13:13 -0400   The two men together inssued Bach's Two Part Inventions with Bach's left-hand parts now played in the pedals and with a third voice inserted between the two to be played by the left hand at the organ. They make = some Bach trio sonata pasages look like kindergarten!!   This music makes splendid technique-building practice, and I've often thought it would be useful in attracting the interest of persons who know the Bach works.   Buy them from Bote und Bock and practice - lots!!   Karl E. Moyer Lancaster PA   > From: RonSeverin@aol.com > Reply-To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 01:01:19 EDT > To: pipechat@pipechat.org > Subject: Re: Reger and Karl Straub > > Hi Tim and Bruce atal: > > Karl Straub and Max Reger were dueling friends. Max used to write music > to Max out Karl. Karl was THE most sought after recitalist of his time, = and > Max made it his duty to humble Karl. Karl used to rise to the occasion = and > play these pieces, to which Max would snip at his playing ability. It = was a > truce and nothing better. Karl Straub was the foremost interpreter of = Bach. > This in some way infuriated Max, that Karl's career was going so well. = Max > deliberately wrote music he hoped Karl couldn't actually play. Karl = played > it anyway to prove a point, simply that he had the technique to do so. = I'm > sure > Karl didn't relish the exercise, but to his credit never backed down and = gave > in. Max occasionally HAD to play his own music in public, which in most > cases was not a real good idea, because according to witnesses flubbed > and flowndered all over the place. He claimed his technique was better = than > karl's > but it was all talk, and he was never successful in backing it up with a > decent > performance. IMHO Karl won the argument hands down. :) It's called = baiting! > > Regards, > > 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: Meyerson Stoplist [WAS Re: S. Wayne Foster recital] From: <AMADPoet@aol.com> Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 13:35:16 EDT   In a message dated 5/16/01 9:10:49 AM Central Daylight Time, pstorandt@okcu.edu writes:   << Perhpas future Meyerson programs could include a reference to the Fisk = site and a link address for us junkies in the audience. Mandy, get on that please.... >>   LOL- right away, sir. You'd think, though, that the Dallas program makers could have a stoplist insert or something printed to add to the programs = at organ recitals. They only have three a season at the most!   Mandy  
(back) Subject: RE: Meyerson Stoplist [WAS Re: S. Wayne Foster recital] From: "Storandt, Peter" <pstorandt@okcu.edu> Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 12:36:34 -0500   You're just too pragmatic -- you'll never make it in orchestra management. =     Peter   -----Original Message----- From: AMADPoet@aol.com [mailto:AMADPoet@aol.com] Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2001 12:35 PM To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: Re: Meyerson Stoplist [WAS Re: S. Wayne Foster recital]     In a message dated 5/16/01 9:10:49 AM Central Daylight Time, pstorandt@okcu.edu writes:   << Perhpas future Meyerson programs could include a reference to the Fisk site and a link address for us junkies in the audience. Mandy, get on that please.... >>   LOL- right away, sir. You'd think, though, that the Dallas program makers could have a stoplist insert or something printed to add to the programs = at organ recitals. They only have three a season at the most!   Mandy   "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: Austin Organs, a new Book by Orpha Ochse From: "William T. Van Pelt" <bill@organsociety.org> Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 14:56:28 -0400   In 640 lavishly illustrated pages, organ historian Orpha Ochse writes, and the Organ Historical Society publishes, the first complete history of 20th-century America's premier organbuilder to "carriage trade" churches = and institutions.   The genius and innovation of John and Basil Austin are examined along with other key personalities associated with this firm, including Robert Hope-Jones, Edwin Lemare, Henry Willis, Leo Sowerby, and scores of other organbuilders and musicians.   Examplars of organs in each decade of the firm's existence are discussed = in depth, with an emphasis on the tonal evolution. Austin's great municipal organs of the 1910s and 1920s, exuberant expressions of civic pride, are documented.   The book includes an opus list, 119 photographs, and various appendices. = It is listed on the opening page at http://www.ohscatalog.org These books = have just been received from the printer.    
(back) Subject: Re: Krebs chorale preludes -tr/org From: "hell-felix" <Hell-Felix@t-online.de> Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 21:05:15 +0200   The complete organ works (solo and with ogligate instruments and/or voice of J.L.Krebs will be published in 10 CDs with "Verlag Klaus-Juergen Kamprad", Altenburg, Thueringen/Germany. The first 6 volums are available. Vol 7 & 8 by the end of this year, and Vol 9 & 10 next year (info from Kamprad).   The organs: Trosts and Silbermanns The organis: Felix Friedrich   Felix Hell www.felix-hell.com    
(back) Subject: Re: Krebs chorale preludes -tr/org From: "hell-felix" <Hell-Felix@t-online.de> Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 21:11:14 +0200   The complete organ works (solo and with obligate instruments and/or voice of J.L.Krebs will be published in 10 CDs with "Verlag Klaus-Juergen Kamprad", Altenburg, Thueringen/Germany. The first 6 volumes are available. Vol 7 & 8 by the end of this year, and Vol 9 & 10 next year (info from Kamprad).   The organs: Trosts and Silbermanns The organist: Felix Friedrich   Felix Hell www.felix-hell.com   Sorry for the misspellings in my previous post!    
(back) Subject: Organist's Book of Days From: "William T. Van Pelt" <bill@organsociety.org> Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 16:34:10 -0400   The organist's desk calendar compiled by Rollin Smith for the AGO in 1994 = is back in print, as advertised in The American Organist. "The Organist's = Book of Days" is available online from OHS at http://www.ohscatalog.org. Its introductory entry is located about midway among the items on the opening page.   The 180-page book contains fascinating pictures of organs, organists, and composers in Europe, England, and America, along with an appointment calendar that is good for any year -- the months and numbers appear five-on-a-page opposite each photo, but the names of the days do not = appear. Also, each day records three or more events which are important to organ people, leaving plenty of space for appointments and notes to oneself.   A handy list of 1,300 important figures of the organ world gives birth and death dates.   Bill    
(back) Subject: Felix on Staten Island? From: "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 18:35:38 -0400   Felix:   Any truth in the rumor you're playing on Staten Island this weekend?   Details?   Alan Freed   > From: Hell-Felix@t-online.de (hell-felix) > Subject: Re: Krebs chorale preludes -tr/org >    
(back) Subject: Re: Meyerson Stoplist [WAS Re: S. Wayne Foster recital] From: "Roy Redman" <rredman@imagin.net> Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 21:09:24 -0500   Us junkies already know how to get the information! It is the general = public that we need to educate about the instrument! Remember, it would be like announcing the conductor without announcing the orchestra and its = personnel. Surely symphony people can understand that. Roy   "Storandt, Peter" wrote:   > Perhpas future Meyerson programs could include a reference to the Fisk = site > and a link address for us junkies in the audience. Mandy, get on that > please.... > > Peter > > >That's one of the things that annoyed me about the last recital I = attended > at > >the Meyerson. Here they have a fantastic instrument and the stoplist is > >nowhere to be found, not even on the website anymore. I guess they = don't > >realize that some REALLY WEIRD people want to know these things. > > The stoplist can be found on the C.B. Fisk Web site under > "Instruments" - it is Opus 100 > http://www.cbfisk.com/welcome.html > > David > > "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    
(back) Subject: Re: Felix on Staten Island? From: "hell-concerts" <Hell-Concerts@t-online.de> Date: Thu, 17 May 2001 07:01:31 +0200   Yes, Felix will perform an inaugural recital of a new 18-rank- Peragallo organ at St. Teresa Church, 1634 Victory Blvd,, Staten Island, on Sunday, May 20, 3 pm. For more information call 718-442 5122.   Thank you for your interest.   Hans-Friedrich Hell     Alan Freed schrieb: > Felix: > > Any truth in the rumor you're playing on Staten Island this weekend? > > Details? > > Alan Freed > > > From: Hell-Felix@t-online.de (hell-felix) > > Subject: Re: Krebs chorale preludes -tr/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 >    
(back) Subject: St. Matthew's-Soon-To-Be-By-The-Toll-Road From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 23:36:17 -0700   GROUNDBREAKING!   NEXT WEEK!   LAUS DEO SEMPER!   Now if they'll just sign the contract for the ORGAN ...   Cheers,   Bud-By-The-Beach