PipeChat Digest #2500 - Wednesday, November 14, 2001
 
Re: Catalogue of Organ CDs
  by <PHarri5833@aol.com>
Re: Catalogue of Organ CDs
  by "colin-hulme@bctalk.net" <colin-hulme@bctalk.net>
Re: Catalogue of Organ CDs
  by "Marika E. Buchberger, LRPS" <marika57@earthlink.net>
Re: We've lost another great organist XPosted
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Ken Cowan Concert Sun 11 Nov Wash DC
  by "John Cormack" <jcorm@bellatlantic.net>
Re: Lost Another Great Organist X Posted
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Photo Update of Lunenburg Church Fire
  by "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh1@ns.sympatico.ca>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Catalogue of Organ CDs From: <PHarri5833@aol.com> Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2001 08:18:25 EST     --part1_14d.3ea42d5.292277a1_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   The ORGAN CDs section of my website has been updated to allow MP3 extracts =   from one of the recent releases to be downloaded. It can be found by following the link ORGAN CDs from the main page <A = HREF=3D"www.phmusic.co.uk">www.phmusic.co.uk</A>.   Kind regards Peter   Peter M Harrison : P H Music 48 Moorfield : Edgworth Bolton : BL7 0DH : England tel +44 (0)1204 853310 : fax +44 (0)1204 853445 web www.phmusic.co.uk   --part1_14d.3ea42d5.292277a1_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>The ORGAN CDs section = of my website has been updated to allow MP3 extracts from one of the = recent releases to be downloaded. It can be found by following the link = ORGAN CDs from the main page <A = HREF=3D"www.phmusic.co.uk">www.phmusic.co.uk</A>.<BR> <BR> Kind regards<BR> Peter<BR> <BR> Peter M Harrison : P H Music<BR> 48 Moorfield : Edgworth<BR> Bolton : BL7 0DH : England<BR> tel +44 (0)1204 853310 : fax +44 (0)1204 853445<BR> web www.phmusic.co.uk</FONT></HTML>   --part1_14d.3ea42d5.292277a1_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Catalogue of Organ CDs From: "colin-hulme@bctalk.net" <colin-hulme@bctalk.net> Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2001 13:49:08 +0000   I tried to access this address and got an error message 'No server given'   Colin   PHarri5833@aol.com wrote: > > The ORGAN CDs section of my website has been updated to allow MP3 = extracts from one of the recent releases to be downloaded. It can be found = by following the link ORGAN CDs from the main page www.phmusic.co.uk. > > Kind regards > Peter > > Peter M Harrison : P H Music > 48 Moorfield : Edgworth > Bolton : BL7 0DH : England > tel +44 (0)1204 853310 : fax +44 (0)1204 853445 > web www.phmusic.co.uk  
(back) Subject: Re: Catalogue of Organ CDs From: "Marika E. Buchberger, LRPS" <marika57@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2001 08:56:11 -0500   I had no trouble accessing the site. Copy/paste the following:   http://www.phmusic.co.uk/   "colin-hulme@bctalk.net" wrote:   > I tried to access this address and got an error message 'No server > given' > > Colin >    
(back) Subject: Re: We've lost another great organist XPosted From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2001 11:57:12 EST   Hi Steve   I share your sadness over the lose of a wonderful organist, Lloyd Holzgraff. When he played it was magic, and majestic at the same time. I first met him in Long Beach, while I was a student at Cal State University there. I went to see some reed organs, he was selling off to move to Los Angeles in the mid 60's. He lived in what he called the castle, a tudor inspired apartment house. He knew I was interested in pipe organs, so he got out the plans for the new Schlicker, which wasn't yet built, and drooled over the plans for the next several hours. He was a real gentleman, humble, unassuming, and never talked about all his achievements. He was an exceited pipe orgaphile, just like me. He played with total abandon, and words will never adequately describe the musicality. His counterpart in violin was Pearlman. One of those players that leave you with, I can't believe he did that, but ani't it great! He was really in a league by himself. He was also for nearly 50 years a fantastic Jewish Synagoge organist. He did everything well. If someone were to write a book about him, it would easily exceed 400 pages. The best thing about him was, that he was just an old shoe, and you felt comfortable and secure in his presence. A great soul!   Sleep peacefully and well,   Ron Severin  
(back) Subject: Ken Cowan Concert Sun 11 Nov Wash DC From: "John Cormack" <jcorm@bellatlantic.net> Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2001 14:50:25 -0500   Attended the fantastic Ken Cowan concert at St. Ann's Church. There were probably 50-100 people in the audience. The organ installed in the spring of 1999, is a LeTourneau which contains most of the original Casavant organ restored. A new console was part of the installation.   The Program included: Handel's Concerto in G minor, Op 4 No 1 Mendelssohn Overture to a Midsummer Night's Dream (transcription) Dupre Variations sur un Noel Intermission Tchaikovsky Nocturne in C Sharp Minor (transcription) Lizst Fantasy on the Chorale Ad Nos, Ad Salutarem Undam Encore - Wagner Ride of the Valkries (transcription)   What a talent.   The organ was in tune and the clarity was excellent. Superb acoustics. It sounded like a French Romantic organ. The pedal stops were amazingly good considering the organ has only 49 stops/63 ranks.   -- John Cormack jcorm@bellatlantic.net    
(back) Subject: Re: Lost Another Great Organist X Posted From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2001 16:10:57 EST   Dear Margaret   Lloyd Holzgraff was a person bigger than life, but quiet, and what rumbled about in his mind was music. He was a superb improvisor. Your post conjured up the most telling story related to me by one of his friends and collegues, John Ranney. John used to go to listen to Lloyd play Synagoge Services at the temple in Long Beach. John used to assist Lloyd when he had to be out of town on tour. There was one particular Bar Mitzfa that stands out. There was one particular young man who couldn't carry a tune in a pail. John relates that Lloyd stayed right with him, no matter what pitch he carried on the very next phrase. He'd lob a couple of 32nd notes to the new melody and went right on as if it was routine. There's absolutely no written liturature for = that! :) Lloyd played a six rank pipe organ by Abbott and Seiker, hidden high up behind the Torah screen, and could see little of the service itself. I went to hear Lloyd play a temple service several years a go, and he is what legends spring up about. You might say he had enough talent for a small army of organists.   In answer to your question about Synagoge liturature for organ, I'm sure there is an adequate supply, but improvisation is the key to success. As Sebastian Gluck relates a good portion of the temple organists are not Jewish, but Gentile, who work hand in glove with the Cantors. I don't know how they do it , but they are extremely blessed. Ludwig Altman was an exception from San Francisco, as I think he was Jewish. Unfortunately they don't write much down, as it all comes directly from head to fingers instantly. I wished they'd broadcast their music more on radio and television.   All the best,   Ron Severin  
(back) Subject: Photo Update of Lunenburg Church Fire From: "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh1@ns.sympatico.ca> Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2001 22:37:10 -0400   THere Has been a Photo Update of St. Johns Anglican Church in Lunenburg http://www.nspeidiocese.ca/photoslun.htm It clearly shows whats left of the Organ     "PIPE ORGAN FUND" St. John's Church C/o PO Box 238 Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0