PipeChat Digest #2386 - Tuesday, September 18, 2001
 
VT Organ Crawl Report (long, xpost)
  by "Paul Opel" <popel@sover.net>
Re: AOL 6.0 problems
  by "Paul Valtos" <chercapa@enter.net>
Re: God is NOT punishing the US
  by "Paul Valtos" <chercapa@enter.net>
Re: the worst in NYC
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: the worst in NYC, and us
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
An Apology
  by <fbcorganist@att.net>
Re: My letter to my Senator
  by "Steve Chandler" <stevec@open-tech.com>
Re: VT Organ Crawl Report (long, xpost)
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
OHS Portland, Oregon, Barnes, & Reuchsel CDs
  by "William T. Van Pelt" <bill@organsociety.org>
Re: God is NOT punishing the US
  by "Cheryl Hart" <info@copemanhart.co.uk>
Re: Reuchsel
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: VT Organ Crawl Report (long, xpost) From: "Paul Opel" <popel@sover.net> Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 10:39:04 -0400   Well, Im' back from the Vermont AGO Organ Crawl Sunday, and here's a bit = of what we heard and saw. Organized by chapter dean Ed Boadway, we spent an enjoyable afternoon in the northern reaches of the state.   We began in St. Alban's with the 1892 Ernest Desmarais tracker; a fine organ in an exquisite church that didn't get Vatican II'd. The organ was mostly built in the church, and the case is marvelous Victoriana- quite tall, with exuberantly decorated case pipes and a row of "tomato cans" above.   George Mathew, carilloneur of Middlebury College and Norwich University, played the second half of the Corrette "Missa octavi toni", and we sang "Holy God, We Praise Thy Name (Grosser Gott). Save for the wildly out-of-tune Trompette, he organ is in mostly good shape tonally, but mechanically it has some problems; the coupling on the manuals happens in the bottom 1/8" of the keydip, and you really have to work to get them down. There is a Barker mechanism for the pedal and its couplers, but it = is not hooked up at the moment. The case is amazingly spacious, with room for a 16' open wood on chests 10' above the floor! A surprise was a small TV set sitting on the Barker lever box-left over from what?   Grand Orgue C-c''''   Montre 8 Melodia 8 Dulciane 8 Principal 4 Flute Harmonique 4 Doublette 2 Fourniture III Trompette 8   Recit   Cor Principal 8 Bourdon 8 Gamba 8 Flute Clarabelle 8 (bass 12 from Bourdon) Violon 4 Flutino 2 Hautbois et Basson 8 Tremolo   Pedal CC-d'   Sous Bass 16 Bourdon 16 Violoncelle 8 (a great big Bell Gamba)   The nomenclature is a real mishmash; evidently Desmarais ordered his stops from an English-speaking engraver, with some rather odd results.   3 Grand Orgue composition pdals- F, MF, P   Next stop was next door (St. Albans has 5 churches in a row at the top of the village green; all but the Baptists have pipe organs!) at the Congregational church. Doris Hughes, organist at the church, demonstrated the 1893 Hook & Hastings op. 1567, altered by Hale & Alexander, 1959 and = in excellent condition way up in the balcony at the front of the rather dead room.   Brahms: Es ist ein Ros entsprungen Bach: Arioso Handel: Dead March from "Saul" Mendelssohn: Adagio, from Sonata # 1 Lani Smith: Toccata in G   Hymn: God of our Fathers (National Hymn)   Great C-a'''   Open Diapason 8 Gedeckt 8 Dulciana 8 Octave 4 Nachthorn 4 Twelfth 2 2/3 Fifteenth 2 Mixture III Trumpet 8   Swell   Quintadena B & T 16 Stopd Diapason 8 Viola da Gamba 8 Voix Celeste 8 (CC!) Principal 4 Rohr Flute 4 Hohl Flute 2 Quint 1 1/3 Mixture III Oboe 8 Tremolo   Pedal CC-f, electric action; couplers mechanical, CC-d' only   Open Diapason 16 (wood) Subbass 16 Principal 8 Gedeckt 8 (ext) Octave 4 (ext) Gedeckt 4 (ext) Octave 2 (ext)   Then on to St. Paul's Methodist, which has an 1881 George Stevens greatly redone by Andover in 1969. I played one piece: Rheinberger: Passacaglia from the Sonata no. 8 in e minor. If you don't know this piece, it's a great tour of the organ, with opportunities for changes of registration on almost every statement of the passacaglia theme. We sang "The King of = Love" (St. Columba).   Mary Barker-Roby, the organist of the church, turned pages and did duty as Swell Combination Action.   Great C-a'''   Open Diapason 8 Melodia 8 Dulciana 8 Octave 4 Flute 4 Twelfth 2 2/3 Fifteenth 2 Mixture III   Swell   Salicional 8 Stopped Diapason 8 Open Flute 4 Flageolet 2 Larigot 1 1/3 Hautboy 8 Tremulo   Pedal   Subbass 16 Bourdon 16 Octave Bass 8 Choral Bass 4 Mixture IV Bassoon 16   Great P, F composition pedals, drawing full great except Mixture and withdrawing the principal chorus 8, 4, 2 2/3, 2.   Between the next two churches, George Mathew played on the 10 bell Meneely chime at St. Luke's Episcopal. Two organists demonstrated on the 1889 Jardine; Donna Costes, organist of the church for 30 some years, played Buxtehude: "Nun bitten wir" and then "How Firm a Foundation" (Foundation) for us to sing to, and Mr. Mathews played Mendelssohn's Fugue in e minor.   The organ is interesting, with two facades in a chamber on ther right = front of the sanctuary. The layout is interesting, as the chests face the sanctuary, with the consol essentially on the side. There is still a bellows mechanism in the case, but the instrument is now electrically blown, although the Ross Water Engine knob is still extant.   Great C-a'''   Bourdon T/B 16 Open Diapason 8 Melodia 8 Gamba 8 Principal 4 Flute Harmonic 4 Twelfth 2 2/3 Piccolo 2   Swell   Open Diapason 8 Clariana 8 TC Oboe Gamba 8 TC (string on steroids) Clarinet Flute 8 TC (metal chimney flute) Stopped Diapason Bass 8 Violino 4 Flageolet 2 Tremulant   Pedal CC-d'   Bourdon 16   Great Composition Pedals: Piano, Forte   To more music from the chimes, we slipped through the ecumenical hole in the fence to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, where the 1949 Casavant op. 1990 resides in a white-painted but acoustically lush = building by Patrick Keely.   I played three pieces from the Vierne 24 Pieces en Style Libre: Choral, Lied, and Berceuse, and the hymn (Hyrfrydol), and George Mathew chimed in with Norbert Rousseau's "Salve Regina," an exquisite piece that I hadn't heard before.   The organ, while not commanding, positively swims in the wet acoustics. = I'm not used to playing in such a resonant space, particularly with the = console down front and the pipes in the balcony at the back, but the hymn seemed = to go OK. There was a small problem in that the stopknobs have been broken = and glued many times in the past; one of them came off in my hand as I was setting up. The organist assured us that this happens all the time, and = not to worry!   Great C-c'''' (68-note chests on both manuals)   Open Diapason 8 Melodia 8 Dulciana 8 Principal 4 Lieblich Flute 4 Fifteenth 2 (61 notes) Chimes (g-g'')   Swell   Open Diapason 8 Viola da Gamba 8 Voix Celeste 8 Stopped Diapason 8 Violina 4 Harmonic Flute 4 Trumpet 8 Oboe 8 Chimes Tremulant   Pedal CC-g'   Major Bass 16 Bourdon 16 Gedeckt 16 (Sw. ext) Stopped Diapason 8 (ext. of Bourdon) Chimes   4 combinations to each manual, 4 generals   Sw/Sw, Sw/Gt Sub, Unison, Super Gt/Gt Super Sw, Gt/Ped Unison & Super   We then headed north, almost to Canada, to Highgate Falls, where St. = John's Episcopal church has an 1837 Erben that was a real gem in a very beautiful small brick church with classical detailing.   Manual (enclosed, GG-f'', no. GG#)   Stop'd Diapason 8 Principal 4 Trumpet 8 MC Silent (non-moving knob, apparently for visual symmetry)   Pulldown pedals, GGG-G#, 13 notes, no GGG#   Swell pedal, which must be held down with the player's right foot as it = has no hitchdown. The shades are quite heavy and not balanced, and Erik has a small block of wood which he slips in behind the dummy facade to avoid strain on the foot.   The organ is hand-pumped; there is currently no electricity in the church.   Machine stop pedal on the left, which withdraws the Principal and Trumpet.   The manual slides into the case and can be closed with a hinged panel. = Erik Kenyon played, and I pulled stops for the echoes in the Stanley:   Pachelbel: "O Lamm Gottes unschuldig" Voluntary: Schulty Pastorale: Chaminade Stanley: Trumpet Tune Hymn: Lead, Kindly Light   The Stop'd Diapason was probably the sweetest sound we heard on the whole tour, gently filling the tiny small church. The Principal is quite soft = and clear, and the Trumpet is a brave little reed. A different and effective approach to a small instrument!   Then on to Sheldon, where Andrew Smith of Cornish, NH has recently renovated the 1833 Erben organ originally in St. Paul's Episcopal Church = in Burlington.   Manual : GG-f''', no GG#; enclosed from f   Opn Diapason Bass 8 C-e Opn Diapason Swell 8 f-f''' Dulciano Swell 8 (TF) Stopd Diapason Swell/Bass 8 *Principal Swell/Bass 4 *Flute Swell/Bass 4 *Fifteenth Swell/Bass 2 *Cornet Swell III (TF) *Trumpet Swell 8 (TG)   Pedal pulldowns "a la francaise", GGG-G, no GGG# (13 notes)   There is now an electric blower activated by the blower knob, but we heard the organ with manual winding.   The stops marked * have notched shanks which are part of a very = interesting combination action. They may be pulled out and hitched down but do not speak until the combination pedal on the left is depressed.   Erik played again, this time:   Sweelinck: Mein junges Leben hat ein End Wyton: The King of Love My Shepherd Is Handel: Cornet Voluntary in g minor   Hymn: He Who Would Valiant Be (St. Dunstan's)   By this time, it was about 7:00 and I was about three hours from home, but with ears full of delightful sounds to think about on the drive. The audience ranged from about 25 at the last little church to about 60 where parishioners swelled the ranks; not a bad turnout, especially since publicity was scarce due to the events of last week.   http://www.sover.net/~popel      
(back) Subject: Re: AOL 6.0 problems From: "Paul Valtos" <chercapa@enter.net> Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 11:12:47 -0400   To the list, Anyone who believes that hype being broadcast on tv channels about = AOL being easy to operate has not been bumped thousands of times, had their computer screwed up by AOL and had the AOL techs say that its a glitch = that they are working on.I wound up with my password installed under the AOL icon. It's only a glitch said the AOL tech. Paul ----- Original Message ----- From: "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net> To: <maybe@pipcom.com>; "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2001 10:23 AM Subject: Re: AOL 6.0 problems     > Wow! How on earth did you manage to find that? After many totally > frustrating phone conversations, which followed many totally frustrating > e-mail exchanges with AOL "techs," in which they kept saying over and over: > "We know there is a problem and we are working on it," I finally signed = on > to PipOrg-L with a new address, one of those (above) that are available with > our Cable Modem. PipOrg-L was the most sensitive to all the HTML and = line > feed symbol problems, but I also redid Pipechat at the same time, and there > has been no trouble that I am aware of. Many AOL 6.0 users will thank = you! > > Cheers, > > Malcolm Wechsler > > ----- Original Message ----- > > I also object to HTML posts. :) Plain text only please. = See > > this url for directions on how to do this with AOL 6.0: > > > > http://members.aol.com/adamkb/aol/mailfaq/#aol6html > > > > Have fun! > > Ad ;-> > > > > > "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: God is NOT punishing the US From: "Paul Valtos" <chercapa@enter.net> Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 11:24:18 -0400   Dear Cheryl, I don't know if you saw the memorial service at the National = Cathedral and listened to Billy Graham's homily. He said that he did not know how he could explain evil in the world and felt that he had to accept on faith = that God had his reasons for allowing it but God did not cause it. The Mssrs, Robertson, Pope of Virginia Beach and in the top 100 American = millionaires, and Falwell, hyping Bibles to support political causes have much to learn about God's workings and His mysterious ways.It falls into the same = category as the Rev, Ian Paisley who uses his position as a minister to cause religious strife in Northern Ireland. Besides the attacks on American Moslems, we do not need vicious sadistic attacks on abortion clinics or = gays in America., One Matthew Shepard was enough. Paul   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Cheryl Hart" <info@copemanhart.co.uk> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2001 6:27 AM Subject: God is NOT punishing the US     > I do not know the atheists' perspective on this tragedy, but God is not > responsible for it. He is not punishing anyone. It is the work of evil > men - under the influence of Satan who would wish us to believe that God is > responsible. > > God may allow disasters but he does not cause them. Most of Mankind has > neglected or rejected God and by doing this Mankind has allowed Evil to > creep in and take control. Christ promised He would return and take to > heaven those who love Him/God, those who have done their best to live up to > the knowledge of God that they have. At that time, the wicked and all evil > will be destroyed, forever. I was brought up to believe that this will > happen before the world can destroy itself. > > Perhaps that time has come and those of us who profess to be Christians > should be looking in our own hearts - not allowing ourselves to become > senselessly angry, nor self-righteous, acting like hypocrites, slavering at > the mouth and pointing the finger of blame at anyone else, or any group: I > am ashamed of such so-called Christians of whichever denomination. It = is > for God to judge, not us. In the meantime, God says we should love one > another as He has loved us. > > God bless America - and the rest of us. > > Cheryl > > > > > "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: the worst in NYC From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 11:33:44 EDT     --part1_f5.f6e4422.28d8c358_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Interesting how the evils words of Falwell, Robertson, etc. are turning "neighbor against neighbor" even on this list. Almost effective as a terrorist bomb!   Sad....   Please visit the NEWLY RENOVATED Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/   Bruce Cornely ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Duncan, Miles, Molly, and Dewi     --part1_f5.f6e4422.28d8c358_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>Interesting how the = evils words of Falwell, Robertson, etc. are turning "neighbor against = neighbor" even on this list. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Almost effective as a = terrorist bomb! <BR> <BR>Sad.... <BR> <BR>Please visit the NEWLY RENOVATED Howling Acres at = &nbsp;&nbsp;http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/ <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> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Duncan, Miles, Molly, and Dewi <BR></FONT></HTML>   --part1_f5.f6e4422.28d8c358_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: the worst in NYC, and us From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 08:59:38 -0700     --------------9C1A53F8EA94FE6ABBDCB9A7 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3Dus-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Everybody fasten your seat-belts ... I (gasp! choke!) agree with Bruce.   "By their fruits ye shall know them."   Bud   Cremona502@cs.com wrote:   > Interesting how the evils words of Falwell, Robertson, etc. are > turning "neighbor against neighbor" even on this list. Almost > effective as a terrorist bomb! > > Sad.... > > Please visit the NEWLY RENOVATED Howling Acres at > http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/ > > Bruce Cornely ~ Cremona502@cs.com > with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" > Duncan, Miles, Molly, and Dewi   --------------9C1A53F8EA94FE6ABBDCB9A7 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3Dus-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <!doctype html public "-//w3c//dtd html 4.0 transitional//en"> <html> Everybody fasten your seat-belts ... I (gasp! choke!) agree with Bruce. <p>"By their fruits ye shall know them." <p>Bud <p>Cremona502@cs.com wrote: <blockquote TYPE=3DCITE><font face=3D"arial,helvetica"><font = size=3D-1>Interesting how the evils words of Falwell, Robertson, etc. are turning "neighbor = against neighbor" even on this list.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Almost effective as a = terrorist bomb!</font></font> <p><font face=3D"arial,helvetica"><font size=3D-1>Sad....</font></font> <p><font face=3D"arial,helvetica"><font size=3D-1>Please visit the NEWLY = RENOVATED Howling Acres at&nbsp;&nbsp; <A = HREF=3D"http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/">http://members.tripod.com/Bru= con502/</A></font></font> <p><font face=3D"arial,helvetica"><font size=3D-1>Bruce = Cornely&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Cremona502@cs.com</font></font> <br><font face=3D"arial,helvetica"><font size=3D-1>with the Baskerbeagles = in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!"</font></font> <br><font face=3D"arial,helvetica"><font size=3D-1>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; = Duncan, Miles, Molly, and Dewi</font></font></blockquote> </html>   --------------9C1A53F8EA94FE6ABBDCB9A7--    
(back) Subject: An Apology From: <fbcorganist@att.net> Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 16:04:22 +0000   Dear all:   After much praying and seeking of Christian council on this issue, I finally realize that I was wrong to place judgement on anyone. My actions and postings were uncalled for. Like I said in a previous posting, I am willing to look past my differences to continue to have access to this vast library of knowledge. I hope you all can accept my apologies. I was blinded by my rage last night and blindly posted anything that I could find about the subject. Please accept my apologies.....   Sincerely Wishing God's Blessings,   Joshua F. Edwards  
(back) Subject: Re: My letter to my Senator From: "Steve Chandler" <stevec@open-tech.com> Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 09:16:02 -0500   > Steve Chandler wrote: > Here's what I wrote my Senator. >   Michael Cronin wrote:   > Steve: > > I agree with your thoughts. > > Should we also consider a cabinet level office specializing in all > aspects of anti-terrorism -- intelligence gathering, security measures, > tracking suspects, defense against biological warfare, planning covert > activities, etc? > > Wouldn't the "risks/gains" seem to justify such a focussed department? >   Hi Michael,   Sun Tzu says near the beginning of The Art of War (not a sacred text, but = at 4,000 years of age it's proved its worth), "Know your enemy." My = experience is that as I get to know someone much of the mystery and = distrust disappear, simply because I understand their background and motivations.   I've been doing a fair amount of reading about Osama bin Laden. I still = don't get it, his culture is very different from ours. What I do = understand is that he's really upset that the US established a military = base in Saudi Arabia, which he refers to as the land of holy places.   Recently I've corresponded with people of Palestinian descent. I've heard = their complaints regarding the US's policies toward Isreal. I have often = thought myself that our policy was skewed unduly toward Isreal and that = until we can take a more balanced view there is little chance for a long term settlement of the Isreali/Palestinian = conflict. The US's policy should make it in the interest of both parties = to resolve their differences.   Having said all that let me answer your question, "Should we also consider = a cabinet level office specializing in all aspects of anti-terrorism -- = intelligence gathering, security measures, tracking suspects, defense = against biological warfare, planning covert activities, etc?"   Yes, with conditions. I have concerns about abuse of such powers. Our = government has had these powers in the past and they've been abused. To = anyone who has doubts about this I would simply say, "Joseph McCarthy." = That doesn't mean I don't understand the need. At this moment we need more intelligence agents that can speak Farsi and Arabic. = We need agents that maybe don't have clean hands, that perhaps have = criminal records, or have been mercenaries. Whoever hires such people must = be accountable to the American people, whether that means cabinet level or something else I don't care. But after the fact = congressional inquisitions come to late to be of any value to those US = citizens who have been harmed by loose cannons. This isn't too different = from the fact that the CIA operates only outside the US's borders,... doesn't it?   So what does this have to do with organs? Perhaps we'll stop the attack = next time before any historic instruments are damaged or respected organ = builders are traumatized (we wish you well Sebastian).   Steve Chandler    
(back) Subject: Re: VT Organ Crawl Report (long, xpost) From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 12:21:47 EDT     --part1_ce.1a807461.28d8ce9b_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Thanks for the review, Paul. Sounds like a wonderful time. Any chance = you have some pictures I could put on my webpage?   Also, what does the Clariana sound like? Did you get to see it? etc.   bruce   Please visit the NEWLY RENOVATED Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/   Bruce Cornely ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Duncan, Miles, Molly, and Dewi     --part1_ce.1a807461.28d8ce9b_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>Thanks for the review, = Paul. &nbsp;&nbsp;Sounds like a wonderful time. &nbsp;&nbsp;Any chance you = have some pictures I could put on my webpage? <BR> <BR>Also, what does the Clariana sound like? &nbsp;&nbsp;Did you get to = see it? &nbsp;&nbsp;etc. <BR> <BR>bruce <BR> <BR>Please visit the NEWLY RENOVATED Howling Acres at = &nbsp;&nbsp;http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/ <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> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Duncan, Miles, Molly, and Dewi <BR></FONT></HTML>   --part1_ce.1a807461.28d8ce9b_boundary--  
(back) Subject: OHS Portland, Oregon, Barnes, & Reuchsel CDs From: "William T. Van Pelt" <bill@organsociety.org> Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 12:54:53 -0400   Historic Organs of Portland: 35 Pipe Organs in Oregon and Washington is a 4-CD set produced by OHS which has just been received from the pressing plant. Artists featured on this CD will receive gratis copies of it. Everybody else can order it at http://www.ohscatalog.org on the opening page. Interesting repertoire and fine performers are deployed on very interesting organs in the Pacific Northwest, including a huge E. M. Skinn= er lovingly restored in a cow barn and played by Robert Vickery, the great Rosales at Trinity Cathedral, Portland, played by Douglas Cleveland, a stupendous demonstration of the limitless possibilities of a 1m organ in = the hands of David Dahl, Mark Brombaugh's masterful and musical playing of a = 1m 18th C. organ in the Anglican cathedral as well as his grand performance = on a superb neo-baroque organ by Bosch in the same cathedral, and Charles Ru= s' exquisite performance on a 2m turn-of-the-20th-century Moller tracker. An= d, there's much more!   Recent is another such 4-CD collection, Historic Organs of Colorado, the opening half-hour of which is worth the price of admission: Tom Murray pl= ays the magnificent and recently threatened 1937 Kimball at the Episcopal Cathedral of St. John in the Wilderness, Denver, in his own transcription= of Elgar's Severn Suite as well as a Rheinberger movement and leads grandly spirited hymn singing. All wonderfully recorded in what is probably the b= est representation of this organ on CD. There is also a duet played on this organ by cathedral organists John Repulski and Donald Pearson. This CD th= en proceeds to many other highlights on interesting organs built by such fir= ms as Welte, Austin, Farrand & Votey, Hinners, Ahrend, Erben, Moline, Hook & Hastings, Koehnken & Grimm, Kilgen, Jardine, Pilcher, LA Art Organ Co., Bozeman, Ott, Brombaugh, Morton, and more. Wonderful performances by Bruc= e Neswick, Joseph Adam, MaryAnn Balduf, Grant Edwards, James Hammann, Will Headlee, James Holloway, Ronald McKean, Marian Metson, William Porter, Beverly Ratajak, Paul Klemme and Gerald Webster, and more.   Also new at the OHS website and on the opening page are two fascinating C= Ds played by Simon Nieminski:   The two Organ Symphonies by Edward Shippen Barnes played on the unaltered and rare, un-unified, 1937 Wicks 3-59 at St. Mary's, Peoria, designed and voiced by Henry Vincent Willis. A native of New Jersey, Barnes was a stud= ent of Horatio Parker and Harry Jepson at Yale, and of Vincent d'Indy and Lou= is Vierne in Paris.   Promenades en Provence, a collection of impressionistic organ works by Frenchman (and Dupr=E9 contemporary) Eug=E8ne Reuchsel played at St. Loui= s Cathedral in St. Louis, Missouri, on the mostly Kilgen organ, rebuilt by Moller and Wicks.   Bill    
(back) Subject: Re: God is NOT punishing the US From: "Cheryl Hart" <info@copemanhart.co.uk> Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 19:47:45 +0100   Paul,   I'm really sorry that I missed that memorial service: I don't think it = was broadcast over here, and my office computer, which is the only one connectable to the internet at the moment, currently doesn't have a = working soundcard.   Like you, and most right-thinking people, I have absolutely no time for clerics who are rabble-rousers.   My final thought on the whole subject of last Tuesday: during the = weekend, I was struck by something someone (regrettably, I do not now remember who it was) said, which I thought very beautifully summed up the feelings of most of us outside the US - "The whole world has its arms around = America".   Consider yourselves hugged. :-)   Cheryl      
(back) Subject: Re: Reuchsel From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 14:55:06 EDT   Van: Is the composer's last name given the French pronunciation or the German = one? One would hate to embarrass onesself at a cocktail party by making such = an error... Sebastian Seriously interested in NYC