PipeChat Digest #2451 - Wednesday, October 24, 2001
 
RE: notebooks
  by "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org>
Hammonds
  by <CdyVanpool@aol.com>
Piston dependency
  by "Emmons, Paul" <pemmons@wcupa.edu>
RE: Piston dependency
  by "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org>
Re: my recent illness, and the Rector's response (X-posted)
  by <Myosotis51@aol.com>
RE: Piston dependency
  by "Emmons, Paul" <pemmons@wcupa.edu>
RE: Piston dependency
  by "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org>
RE: Piston dependency
  by "Emmons, Paul" <pemmons@wcupa.edu>
Re: Hammond card for Allen
  by <Chicaleee@aol.com>
Re: Hammonds
  by <Chicaleee@aol.com>
Re: Piston dispondency and crescendo ascendency!
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Re: Hammond card for Allen
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: Recent concerts in DFW
  by "Mandy Glass" <amadpoet@lycos.com>
RE: Piston dispondency and crescendo ascendency!
  by "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org>
The Crescendo Crutch
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: Organists serving in other denominations
  by "Mandy Glass" <amadpoet@lycos.com>
Re: Recent concerts in DFW
  by <Pologaptommy@aol.com>
RE: The Crescendo Crutch
  by "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org>
RE: Recent concerts in DFW
  by "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org>
Re: Recent concerts in DFW
  by "Mandy Glass" <amadpoet@lycos.com>
RE: Recent concerts in DFW
  by "Mandy Glass" <amadpoet@lycos.com>
Re: Recent concerts in DFW
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
RE: Recent concerts in DFW
  by "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org>
Re: Recent concerts in DFW
  by "Roy Redman" <rredman@imagin.net>
Re: Recent concerts in DFW
  by <Wurlibird1@aol.com>
RE: The Crescendo Crutch
  by "Jeff White" <reedstop@prodigy.net>
 

(back) Subject: RE: notebooks From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 08:50:33 -0400   I find it very interesting to hear this discussion about loose-leaf notebooks and plastic sheets. This is a practice I learned when I was a student in the early '60s from my first organ instructor. And it was a practice I followed "religiously" throughout my church organist career. I always assumed it was a common practice but it seems from reading these postings the past few days that it is not all that common nor all that familiar among the majority? Robert              
(back) Subject: Hammonds From: <CdyVanpool@aol.com> Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 10:24:29 EDT   Hi Lee, One thing that helped with getting the Hammond sound, on the = 300 series, was to turn OFF the " Random Motion" and to push ON Attack Sharp Great or Swell, depending on the manual you were using for the Hammond = sound.   Van  
(back) Subject: Piston dependency From: "Emmons, Paul" <pemmons@wcupa.edu> Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 11:41:40 -0400   Bruce (or someone) says:   > There is no excuse for piston dependency!!   Spoken like a true veteran of Wanamaker's during all the years the combination action wasn't working...   Harry answers:   >I was not aware that "resetting a general or two" was piston dependency. >Thank you for clearing that up for me.   What is piston dependency? Does that mean changing pistons all the time, = or never changing them (and getting bent out of shape whenever someone else does)?   I do a lot of hand registration and would tend to browbeat myself these = days for not being piston-dependent enough. Having spent most of my years at small and/or completely mechanical action organs, I have not been tempted = or even able to become piston dependent. That is, my console technique re pistons isn't up to snuff. But for the past two years I have been able to sit down to an embarassment of riches. I don't know what to do with 12 generals. How does anyone remember how so many at a time are set? Why, only last week I had to peer down through the dust above the pedalboard to refresh my memory as to whether the general toe studs go from 1 to 12 in = two rows or zigzag. Aren't valuable resources going to waste?   But if piston dependency means frequently resetting pistons, I'm afraid = that is my style re the generals-- they get set on the fly during the service, = or at best a few days in advance; in the latter case I leave a post-it-note. Otherwise they are free for the student, or whomever else, who practices there to use as they wish.   I have hardly ever needed more than five or six at a time, usually only = one or two. But how would one do without these when, for instance, the = postlude follows the last hymn immediately? You can do one of three things: press = a general, impose a moment of silence while you set the registration more-or-less by hand, or keep using whatever registration you ended the = hymn with. Or, perhaps, you can resort to the crescendo pedal-- but wouldn't this be like giving up a beer habit by developing a gin habit?   Paul Emmons    
(back) Subject: RE: Piston dependency From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 11:53:57 -0400   Ugh!!! Goodness. THE CRESCENDO PEDAL ADDICTION. SCREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEECH!!!   I'd rather die. My teachers instilled in me N-E-V-E-R - N-E-V-E-R use the crescendo pedal. NEVER. Then proceeded to okay it for the opening of Franck's III chorale and the finale of Suite Breve Dialogue sur le = mixture. But NEVER, N-E-V-E-R elsewhere. NEVER. This, mon ami, is much worse than Piston dependency. You can loose your organist friends for this. Robert Colasacco  
(back) Subject: Re: my recent illness, and the Rector's response (X-posted) From: <Myosotis51@aol.com> Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 11:57:05 EDT   amadpoet@lycos.com (Mandy Glass) wrote:       > My feeble advice is > please, don't let Peter and Robert kill your rector. :o) > Even thought you deserve a heck of a LOT better.   I agree. IMAGINE the paperwork!!! <grin>   Vicki  
(back) Subject: RE: Piston dependency From: "Emmons, Paul" <pemmons@wcupa.edu> Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 12:14:11 -0400   >Ugh!!! Goodness. THE CRESCENDO PEDAL ADDICTION. >SCREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEECH!!!   >I'd rather die. >   >My teachers instilled in me N-E-V-E-R - N-E-V-E-R use the >crescendo pedal. NEVER.   Then they must never, never have taught the German romantic repertoire = such as Reger and Karg-Elert.   All this was unfashionable when I was a student, too; but now that we are dusting it off, we see the Walzer or Rollschweller specifically demanded, and sometimes quite often. The Karg-Elert piece that I am trying to learn these days threatens to make me a one-legged pedaler because of its = constant dynamic changes. As you probably know, the instruments he had in mind didn't have much in the way of combination action (and what they had = worked much differently from ours) and, one reads, the swell boxes often weren't very effective, either. Clearly he assumed that one would have a registration assistant, as said assistant is sometimes pressed into = service for a pedal note or two. Nevertheless, a performance eschewing the crescendo pedal would be downright <gasp> inauthentic!   Paul    
(back) Subject: RE: Piston dependency From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 12:26:55 -0400   Surely I agree. I was just reiterating what always goes thru my head when = I do use, or even think of using the crescendo pedal as well as the usual = the guilt. But you make a point that would make for an interesting study, = i.e., the types of organs available to composers and how said organs influenced the way they marked their pieces with dynamics and timbres as they did. = Did, in fact, Karg-Elert assume one would have a registration assistant? There are time in Franck when I wonder if he assumed one would have a swell = pedal assistant!!! Robert Colasacco     and what they had worked much differently from ours) and, one reads, the swell boxes often weren't very effective, either. Clearly he assumed that one would have a registration assistant, as said assistant is sometimes pressed into = service for a pedal note or two. Nevertheless, a performance eschewing the crescendo pedal would be downright <gasp> inauthentic!   Paul    
(back) Subject: RE: Piston dependency From: "Emmons, Paul" <pemmons@wcupa.edu> Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 12:40:29 -0400   >Surely I agree.   I assumed you did. This is chat. I just think it's funny how the = crescendo pedal (for all that it is a tempting crutch) was totally banned by some people who professed to teach and insist on total stylistic correctness. This would exclude a whole major school of composition.   >Did, in fact, Karg-Elert assume one would have a registration assistant?   See the last chord of Jesu, Meine Freude, op. 87 no. 2. There are more pedal notes than it is physically possible for one person to cover, and a verbal instruction explains that the registration assistant is to play one or two. (Sorry I don't have the score ready to hand at the moment, or I could quote you the German and other details).   This is the only large Karg-Elert work I am at all familiar with. There = may be other examples.   Paul    
(back) Subject: Re: Hammond card for Allen From: <Chicaleee@aol.com> Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 12:56:45 EDT   Thanks for the information. I am really interested in the card. Do you = know where they can be ordered? Lee  
(back) Subject: Re: Hammonds From: <Chicaleee@aol.com> Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 13:36:10 EDT   Thanks, Van. I will try the attack. The "random motion" on the organ doesn't work anyway. I still would like to get the card Bud and George mentioned. Lee  
(back) Subject: Re: Piston dispondency and crescendo ascendency! From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 13:41:11 EDT   Hello Robert and Paul:   The Crescendo pedal is on an organ to be used. It's not a decoration! Even Estey reed organs had a Grande orgue pedal to bring all the stops on. I believe those organs were tracker action weren't they? Ventils did basically the same thing, set the stops beforehand, and admit the wind with a ventil for say reed stops or mixtures etc. Ascend those crescendo pedals, it's OK to use them! Most teachers that abhorred their use were Baroque geeks anyway! :)   Now piston despondency was an illness caused by having too few generals and divisionals and only one memory. When organ Alzheimer's sets in as the memory wears out, you get piston despondency. You set the piston with new stops, and when you get to the the quintessential spot, instead of a gradual taper to softer, you get the 32' Bombard and all the manuals coupled full organ. You see this is piston = despondency. The combination action being pneumatic so you can hear the Grande old Splussssssh, just got a hole in a pneumatic and forgot to reprogram itself, causing piston despondency. Ever been dispondent over a lousy piston? Well, Osama can't be blamed for that, it was the guy who insisted that the organ pneumatics be faithfully restored for the combinations, so he could hear splussssshhhh! This can cause a bad, bad case of piston despondency however. :)   Regards, and have fun   Ron Severin  
(back) Subject: Re: Hammond card for Allen From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 10:44:23 -0700   You have to WRITE to Allen directly ... unfortunately, it can't be done on = their website ... and prepay the order. Dealers don't carry the cards either. = They send you a catalog; you check off the ones you want; you send in the catalog = and the money; they send you another catalog with your cards. As I recall they = were $2-$3 per card.   Be SURE to specify the EXACT model of your organ ... the card-readers and = the voices available change over time.   Allen's address:   Allen Organ Company P.O. Box 36 Macungie, PA 18062-0036 USA Phone: (610)-966-2202 Fax: (610)-965-3098   You CAN ask them for the catalog by e-mail:   aosales@allenorgan.com   but the transaction itself has to be done by snail mail.   Cheers,   Bud   Chicaleee@aol.com wrote:   > Thanks for the information. I am really interested in the card. Do you = know > where they can be ordered? Lee > > "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: Recent concerts in DFW From: "Mandy Glass" <amadpoet@lycos.com> Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 12:49:58 -0500   You're certainly welcome, Lee. I do hope you get to hear the Meyerson Fisk = and the wonderful Fort Worth instruments sometime soon. I feel very lucky = indeed to be able to hear so many concerts every year.   All the best, Mandy   --   On Tue, 23 Oct 2001 21:11:07 Chicaleee wrote: >Mandy, thanks for the reviews. Where I am now I don't get to many = concerts >and I enjoy hearing about the ones other organists are privileged to = attend. >I am 44 miles from Oklahoma City, where there are some good concerts, and = 3 >hours from DFW. One of these days I will be able to go "concert hoping." = >Again, thanks. Lee > >"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 > >     Make a difference, help support the relief efforts in the U.S. http://clubs.lycos.com/live/events/september11.asp  
(back) Subject: RE: Piston dispondency and crescendo ascendency! From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 13:53:10 -0400   Hi Ron, Actually, neither of my teachers were Baroque geeks. Both were just very aware of the fact that by the middle of the last century many organists = had come to rely too much on the crescendo to do everything in the way of a crescendo producing a very ugly sound, I might add. What they were saying was don't use the crescendo all the time and for everything. I was lucky = to have them to reinforce that and the useage of piston and manual changes so = I still (after 18 years absence--two returning) have good "habits" of making use of all the tools available including toe studs and the tutti button. = And of course on my new Johannus digital (boooooo ad digital) the option by depressing the cancel button (but not holding it too long) to return to previous combination; this a most helpful and welcome feature considering one more often than not returns to a previous combination in Bach in particular. Robert   -----Original Message----- From: RonSeverin@aol.com [mailto:RonSeverin@aol.com] Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2001 1:41 PM To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: Re: Piston dispondency and crescendo ascendency!     Hello Robert and Paul:   The Crescendo pedal is on an organ to be used. It's not a decoration! Even Estey reed organs had a Grande orgue pedal to bring all the stops on. I believe those organs were tracker action weren't they? Ventils did basically the same thing, set the stops beforehand, and admit the wind with a ventil for say reed stops or mixtures etc. Ascend those crescendo pedals, it's OK to use them! Most teachers that abhorred their use were Baroque geeks anyway! :)   Now piston despondency was an illness caused by having too few generals and divisionals and only one memory. When organ Alzheimer's sets in as the memory wears out, you get piston despondency. You set the piston with new stops, and when you get to the the quintessential spot, instead of a gradual taper to softer, you get the 32' Bombard and all the manuals coupled full organ. You see this is piston = despondency. The combination action being pneumatic so you can hear the Grande old Splussssssh, just got a hole in a pneumatic and forgot to reprogram itself, causing piston despondency. Ever been dispondent over a lousy piston? Well, Osama can't be blamed for that, it was the guy who insisted that the organ pneumatics be faithfully restored for the combinations, so he could hear splussssshhhh! This can cause a bad, bad case of piston despondency however. :)   Regards, and have fun   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: The Crescendo Crutch From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 10:58:57 -0700   I can't imagine playing my service WITHOUT a crescendo pedal ... how else = can you build up and die away during verses of hymns (grin)?   The problem with MOST crescendo pedals (alleviated somewhat, I suppose by modern programmable ones) is that they aren't set properly. IF mine can be = set, it always runs:   all unison couplers ON softest Choir 8 softest Swell 8 softest Great 8   and so forth, all the way up to full organ WITHOUT the mixtures and the = party horn (grin). I find that most useful for accompanying.   It's also very useful for those occasions when the PISTONS decide to fail mid-service.   Cheers,   Bud       "COLASACCO, ROBERT" wrote:   > Ugh!!! Goodness. THE CRESCENDO PEDAL ADDICTION. > SCREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEECH!!! > > I'd rather die. My teachers instilled in me N-E-V-E-R - N-E-V-E-R use = the > crescendo pedal. NEVER. Then proceeded to okay it for the opening of > Franck's III chorale and the finale of Suite Breve Dialogue sur le = mixture. > But NEVER, N-E-V-E-R elsewhere. NEVER. This, mon ami, is much worse than > Piston dependency. You can loose your organist friends for this. > Robert Colasacco > > "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: Organists serving in other denominations From: "Mandy Glass" <amadpoet@lycos.com> Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 13:00:57 -0500   Thanks to everyone for the discourse on this subject, through private = email or on the list--it's been VERY informative. I've been trying to = gather information on the different denominations I might be working for, = but y'all brought up some topics I hadn't yet considered (especially = whether or not an organist should join the church he/she plays for).   Y'all take care ;o) Mandy     Make a difference, help support the relief efforts in the U.S. http://clubs.lycos.com/live/events/september11.asp  
(back) Subject: Re: Recent concerts in DFW From: <Pologaptommy@aol.com> Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 14:06:06 EDT   Hi! Could someone please tell me about the concerts that are in and around the =   DFW area? I live in Boyd, and never seem to know when and where the local =   concerts are! Thanks Josh  
(back) Subject: RE: The Crescendo Crutch From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 14:07:25 -0400   You mean...no...the dreaded PISTONnnnnn [long reverb and echo] = FAILURrrrrE. Isn't there some kind of Viagra for that? I think organ designers/builders should develope one if there isn't. You hear me guys and gals. Get in = those labs and work on it. Robert Colasacco   -----Original Message----- From: quilisma@socal.rr.com [mailto:quilisma@socal.rr.com] Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2001 1:59 PM To: PipeChat Subject: The Crescendo Crutch     I can't imagine playing my service WITHOUT a crescendo pedal ... how else can you build up and die away during verses of hymns (grin)?   The problem with MOST crescendo pedals (alleviated somewhat, I suppose by modern programmable ones) is that they aren't set properly. IF mine can be set, it always runs:   all unison couplers ON softest Choir 8 softest Swell 8 softest Great 8   and so forth, all the way up to full organ WITHOUT the mixtures and the party horn (grin). I find that most useful for accompanying.   It's also very useful for those occasions when the PISTONS decide to fail mid-service.   Cheers,   Bud       "COLASACCO, ROBERT" wrote:   > Ugh!!! Goodness. THE CRESCENDO PEDAL ADDICTION. > SCREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEECH!!! > > I'd rather die. My teachers instilled in me N-E-V-E-R - N-E-V-E-R use = the > crescendo pedal. NEVER. Then proceeded to okay it for the opening of > Franck's III chorale and the finale of Suite Breve Dialogue sur le mixture. > But NEVER, N-E-V-E-R elsewhere. NEVER. This, mon ami, is much worse than > Piston dependency. You can loose your organist friends for this. > Robert Colasacco > > "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: Recent concerts in DFW From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 14:08:17 -0400   Uh! What's DFW mean / stand for?    
(back) Subject: Re: Recent concerts in DFW From: "Mandy Glass" <amadpoet@lycos.com> Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 13:34:38 -0500   Hey Josh--   Go to: http://www.fwago.org/fw2001.htm for AGO recitals and concerts. = That's where I find the best stuff. ;o) Keep an eye out for Bob = MacDonald's postings for 1st Presbyterian (FW) concerts--this is the best = organ in the metroplex, in my not so humble opinion, hehe. Also check out = the DSO website (www.dallassymphony.com)for the Meyerson recitals. I think = the next recital at the Meyerson is in January (yuck-they really need to = use that instrument more). Wayne Marshall is coming, so it should be a = thrill!   All the best, Mandy --   On Wed, 24 Oct 2001 14:06:06 Pologaptommy wrote: >Hi! >Could someone please tell me about the concerts that are in and around = the >DFW area? I live in Boyd, and never seem to know when and where the = local >concerts are! Thanks >Josh > >"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 > >     Make a difference, help support the relief efforts in the U.S. http://clubs.lycos.com/live/events/september11.asp  
(back) Subject: RE: Recent concerts in DFW From: "Mandy Glass" <amadpoet@lycos.com> Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 13:36:00 -0500   Sorry, Robert. ;o) That's our fancy acronym for the Dallas-Fort Worth = metroplex. --   On Wed, 24 Oct 2001 14:08:17 COLASACCO, ROBERT wrote: >Uh! What's DFW mean / stand for? > > >"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 > >     Make a difference, help support the relief efforts in the U.S. http://clubs.lycos.com/live/events/september11.asp  
(back) Subject: Re: Recent concerts in DFW From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 11:40:31 -0700   Airport designation: DFW =3D Dallas/Fort Worth   "COLASACCO, ROBERT" wrote:   > Uh! What's DFW mean / stand for? > > "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: Recent concerts in DFW From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 14:39:23 -0400   Thanks. I feel silly. Someone replied off-list and I realized now easy = that should have been to figure out. Thank you, Robert   -----Original Message----- From: Mandy Glass [mailto:amadpoet@lycos.com] Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2001 2:36 PM To: PipeChat Subject: RE: Recent concerts in DFW     Sorry, Robert. ;o) That's our fancy acronym for the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. --   On Wed, 24 Oct 2001 14:08:17 COLASACCO, ROBERT wrote: >Uh! What's DFW mean / stand for? > > >"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 > >     Make a difference, help support the relief efforts in the U.S. http://clubs.lycos.com/live/events/september11.asp   "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: Recent concerts in DFW From: "Roy Redman" <rredman@imagin.net> Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 15:37:04 -0500   Hey, Josh; you could become a joint member (student?) of the Fort Worth = and\ Dallas AGO chapters. You would then receive their newsletters. You might enjoy some of the meetings also. As to upcoming: Thursday/Friday, Oct. 25,25 Gillian Wier master calss Thrus 2-4p.m. Recital Fri 8:00 p.m. Main Aud UNT do sponsored by Dal and FW AGO. Tickets free to members and a guest. I may not go , but you could pick up a ticket here at the shop if I do not. I am not sure of the cost at the door. Mon Nov. 5. Gerre Hancock ded. of Garland organ at All Saints FW. Sold out, but you might try calling the church for a stand-by list. Tues Nov. 6 Dr. Thomas Brown on our organ at TWU 8:00 free Fri Nov. 9, 7:30 Boyd Jones at Ed Landreth TCU free etc. Come to see us. Call 817 332 2953 for directions. Roy Redman   Pologaptommy@aol.com wrote:   > Hi! > Could someone please tell me about the concerts that are in and around = the > DFW area? I live in Boyd, and never seem to know when and where the = local > concerts are! Thanks > Josh > > "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: Recent concerts in DFW From: <Wurlibird1@aol.com> Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 17:23:55 EDT   Robert Colasacco asks:   >Uh! What's DFW mean / stand for?<<   You have been provided the correct answer, Robert, but there is a first corollary for DFW. With all the high tech layoffs by Dallas area chip/computer makers and the huge downsizing by Ft. Worth-based American Airlines, it is being rumored that the new designation of DFW is Damned = Few Working!   The area is holding its breath that a new Defense Department contract for = the Joint Strike Fighter will go to Ft. Worth Lockheed this Friday - literally =   billions at stake.   In a lame effort to get my nonsensical commentary on topic, maybe tithes = from those large paychecks will be partly channeled into maintenance of = existing DFW-area pipe organs or the purchase of new ones. DFW has some terrific = ones!   Hey, I admitted that it was a lame attempt. ;-)   Best wishes, Jim Pitts  
(back) Subject: RE: The Crescendo Crutch From: "Jeff White" <reedstop@prodigy.net> Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 17:07:12 -0500   The Crescendo Crutch     You mean...no...the dreaded PISTONnnnnn [long reverb and echo] = FAILURrrrrE. Isn't there some kind of Viagra for that? I think organ designers/builders should develope one if there isn't. You hear me guys and gals. Get in = those labs and work on it. Robert Colasacco     ---------------- Actually, there's an even WORSE malady which can affect = organists....called the Self-Reversing Reversible! Have you ever jabbed (or toed) the Full Organ button, only to have it reverse itself back to OFF again? :-)   Jeff