PipeChat Digest #2501 - Thursday, November 15, 2001
 
RE: PSALTERS WITH OLD LANGUAGE HELP (x post)
  by "Emmons, Paul" <pemmons@wcupa.edu>
Re: Lost Another Great Organist X Posted
  by "Blaine Ricketts" <blaineri@home.com>
RE: PSALTER INFO SOUGHT (CHOIR AND ORGAN)
  by "Emmons, Paul" <pemmons@wcupa.edu>
Re: Demo Model or Used  Demo?
  by <RMaryman@aol.com>
burning questions
  by <support@opensystemsorgans.com>
BIG  Pics of Church in Lunenburg just updated
  by "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh1@ns.sympatico.ca>
Organist/Choirmaster position at Trinity Episcopal Church, St. Louis, Mo.
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com>
 

(back) Subject: RE: PSALTERS WITH OLD LANGUAGE HELP (x post) From: "Emmons, Paul" <pemmons@wcupa.edu> Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2001 11:15:47 -0500   (Scott Foppiano inquired about Coverdale psalters.)   Are you interested in single copies or a set for a whole choir?   Most of the choirmasters of the choral foundations that sing psalms daily end up compiling their own, anyway, because they all have their own ideas about chant selection, pointing, interpretive marks, etc. I don't recall seeing any cathedral choir in England singing out of a published psalter. S. Thomas NYC have their own in a notebook, too.   Paul      
(back) Subject: Re: Lost Another Great Organist X Posted From: "Blaine Ricketts" <blaineri@home.com> Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2001 08:42:34 -0800   I did a little checking on this with some of Lloyd's long time friends. The Temple Organ was put together by Dick Muench, not Abbott & Seiker. I remember seeing Dick wire the console in his kitchen!   Blaine Ricketts     RonSeverin@aol.com wrote: > > Dear Margaret > snip   > 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. >  
(back) Subject: RE: PSALTER INFO SOUGHT (CHOIR AND ORGAN) From: "Emmons, Paul" <pemmons@wcupa.edu> Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2001 11:53:53 -0500   A factoid:   When John Scott directed the choirmaster's course at S. Thomas NYC a few years ago, he mentioned that the typesetting for the new St. Paul's = Psalter had been done by the late Stephen Ridgley-Whitehouse. Stephen, a student = of Herbert Howells among others, lived in the U.S. for several years in the early 1980s, serving at S. John's Church in Los Angeles and then at the Episcopal cathedral (S. Mark's?) in Salt Lake City. He also played many recitals. It seems that a few clergy etc. did not agree, but I thought = that he was a wonderful young musician, as both organist and choirmaster, very enthusiastic and dedicated, inspired and inspiring. Exciting musical = things happened wherever he was. He brought with him a cherished large library of books, records, and scores specializing in English music. He had rescued = a three-manual British organ from destruction, put it storage somewhere in England, and he was looking for a home for it. If (against all odds) he ever became rich, he dreamed of being an American Ouseley, using his = fortune to establish and endow a new choral foundation.   Prominent at his desk was perhaps the finest typewriter made: an IBM Selectric. When I asked him if he were a virtuoso on the typewriter, too, he denied it. I never knew that printing/typesetting/book composition = were among his interests. Perhaps they were not so at the time I knew him, but it wouldn't surprise me if he learned these arts when he saw an = opportunity to do one last project for the cause of cathedral music.   I considered it an undeserved privilege and an honor to be one of his friends during his American years, visiting and keeping in touch even = though we lived more than a thousand miles apart. Unfortunately, Stephen came = down with AIDS and then moved back to England. This book must have been rather the last will and testament after an all-too-brief and none-too-happy = life.   Paul    
(back) Subject: Re: Demo Model or Used Demo? From: <RMaryman@aol.com> Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2001 16:30:21 EST     --part1_e6.1e367e79.29243c6d_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 11/11/2001 2:14:12 PM Eastern Standard Time, patian@senet.com.au writes:     > The shop refers to it only as a demo model. Demo > model, or a used demo model? What do you think it means? Come on! Throw = in > your two cents worth! > Ian >   Will you get the ENTIRE new-organ warranty if you buy it? if you do, then = is is essentially a new organ. If you only get a brief warranty (90 days for example) then it is a USED organ. The organ is only as good as the service =   committment behind it. (IMHO).   Rick in VA   --part1_e6.1e367e79.29243c6d_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 = 11/11/2001 2:14:12 PM Eastern Standard Time, patian@senet.com.au writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">The shop refers to = it only as a demo model. Demo <BR>model, or a used demo model? What do you think it means? Come on! = Throw in <BR>your two cents worth! <BR>Ian <BR></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR> <BR>Will you get the ENTIRE new-organ warranty if you buy it? if you do, = then is is essentially a new organ. If you only get a brief warranty (90 = days for example) then it is a USED organ. The organ is only as good as = the service committment behind it. (IMHO). <BR> <BR>Rick in VA</FONT></HTML>   --part1_e6.1e367e79.29243c6d_boundary--  
(back) Subject: burning questions From: <support@opensystemsorgans.com> Date: 14 Nov 2001 14:27:50 -0800   Does anyone know if Rheinberger was left handed?   Whatever happened to desert Bob?   Dick Meckstroth      
(back) Subject: BIG Pics of Church in Lunenburg just updated From: "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh1@ns.sympatico.ca> Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2001 22:57:10 -0400   Sorry about the small pics ,but the site has been just updated with LARGE = pics http://www.nspeidiocese.ca/photoslun.htm Daniel    
(back) Subject: Organist/Choirmaster position at Trinity Episcopal Church, St. Louis, Mo. From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2001 21:06:21 -0600   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_01CA_01C16D50.35CFB2E0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"Windows-1252" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   I have been asked by the search committee to post the following:   "Trinity Episcopal Church Seeks Organist/Choir Director=3D20   Trinity Episcopal Church, a historic, diverse and lively congregation =3D in St. Louis' Central West End, seeks a quarter-time organist and choir = =3D director.=3D20 Kilgen tracker organ, charming but eccentric; funds available for =3D upkeep.=3D20 Small but enthusiastic choir, most with a fair degree of musical =3D experience. Musical heritage includes sung services, traditional and =3D newer literature.=3D20 Choir sings one service each Sunday, with a weeknight rehearsal, plus =3D additional services at Christmas and Easter.=3D20 Compensation is well within AGO standards.=3D20 Possibilities include use of the piano and organ for private lessons."   That's all I know apart from the fact that Kilgen tracker was originally = =3D built in 1905 but tonally updated around a quarter of a century ago with = =3D mixture, etc., and that the churchmanship tends towards high rather than = =3D low If you have further questions or would like to apply for the =3D position, please contact Virginia Benson <VPBenson@aol.com> Please do = =3D not respond to me or the list.   John Speller, St. Mark's, St. Louis.   =3D20   ------=3D_NextPart_000_01CA_01C16D50.35CFB2E0 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"Windows-1252" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META content=3D3D"text/html; charset=3D3Dwindows-1252" =3D http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 5.00.2919.6307" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>I have been asked by the search =3D committee to post=3D20 the following:</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>"Trinity Episcopal Church Seeks =3D Organist/Choir=3D20 Director <BR><BR>Trinity Episcopal Church, &nbsp;a historic, diverse and = =3D lively=3D20 congregation in St. Louis' Central West End, seeks a quarter-time =3D organist and=3D20 choir director. <BR>Kilgen tracker organ, charming but eccentric; = funds=3D20 available for upkeep. <BR>Small but enthusiastic choir, most with a fair = =3D degree=3D20 of musical experience. Musical heritage includes sung services, =3D traditional and=3D20 newer literature. <BR>Choir sings one service each Sunday, with a =3D weeknight=3D20 rehearsal, plus additional services at Christmas and Easter. =3D <BR>Compensation is=3D20 well within AGO standards. <BR>Possibilities include use of the piano =3D and organ=3D20 for private lessons."</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>That's all I know apart from the fact = =3D that Kilgen=3D20 tracker was originally built in 1905 but tonally updated around a =3D quarter of a=3D20 century ago with mixture, etc., and that the churchmanship tends towards = =3D high=3D20 rather than low &nbsp; If you have further questions or would like to =3D apply for=3D20 the position, please contact Virginia Benson&nbsp; &lt;<A=3D20 href=3D3D"mailto:VPBenson@aol.com">VPBenson@aol.com</A>&gt;&nbsp; Please = =3D do not=3D20 respond to me or the list.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>John Speller,</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>St. Mark's, St.=3D20 Louis.<BR><BR></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_01CA_01C16D50.35CFB2E0--