PipeChat Digest #2398 - Tuesday, September 25, 2001
 
RE: From New York
  by "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org>
Major phone scam... please read
  by "Wayne Grauel" <wgvideo@attglobal.net>
Re: Major phone scam... please read
  by "Jon" <sparky@CEINetworks.com>
ALL READ!!!  Re: Major phone scam
  by "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org>
Ken Cowan CD & Roger Fisher Plays Lemare CD -- New & Low Priced
  by "William T. Van Pelt" <bill@organsociety.org>
Re: the disruption at Mass this morning
  by "Paul Valtos" <chercapa@enter.net>
 

(back) Subject: RE: From New York From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2001 09:42:36 -0400   This is beautiful, Jonathan. I've been off the list for weeks and only signed on again Friday to see wassup and forgot to sign off for the = weekend deluge. I'm very happy I did not sign off or I'd have missed this = beautiful and apropos thought. Thank you. I hope you were not directly affected by this horror. With all good wishes to you and those dear to you. Sincerely, Robert Colasacco   -----Original Message----- From: Jonathan B. Hall [mailto:jonahall@indiana.edu] Sent: Sunday, September 23, 2001 3:39 PM To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: From New York       Hi, all.   My parish is putting out a special edition of our newsletter, "MANIFEST," in light of the WTC disaster and the continuing crisis in our nation and world.   I always contribute a column, titled "From the Organ Bench." I thought I'd share this with you; I've just finished it.   All best,   Jonathan         From the Organ Bench       From harmony, from heavenly harmony, This universal frame began; From harmony to harmony Through all the compass of the notes it ran, The diapason closing full in Man.     John Dryden's words from "A Song for Saint Cecilia's Day" are a challenge and a rebuke to us. Humanity is seen as the "diapason closing full," that is, the perfect final cadence of God's divine harmony. We are supposed to be the most harmonious and the most beautiful part of the universe, the summit and summation of the heavenly music that raised everything from nothing. Is that how you feel right now?   Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's vision in "The Arsenal at Springfield" also strikes me to the heart, as an organist.       This is the arsenal: from floor to ceiling, Like a huge organ, rise the burnished arms; But from their silent pipes no anthem pealing Startles the villages with strange alarms.   Ah, what a sound will rise, how wild and dreary, When the death-angel touches those swift keys! What loud lament and dismal Miserere Will mingle with their awful symphonies!       Music and art and literature are so very important, so very necessary, to our completeness as human beings. In the search for order, harmony, cadence, melody, and form we discipline ourselves to seek God's will through all our senses. The arts stand at the right hand of revelation itself.   This is why I so deeply appreciated singing Carl P. Daw's new hymn, "When Sudden Terror Tears Apart," at Eucharist on the 23rd. Fr. Daw wrote that hymn as the fires were still burning downtown. He wrote it to help us, and to comfort us, and to light a small candle of beauty in the very midnight of ugliness. In naming our pain, he aided our healing.   Artists remind us that harmony is a realistic human goal; but also that it is very, very difficult to achieve and maintain. May we work as hard as we must to restore some sense of harmony to our unbelievably dissonant world. Then Longfellow's dream, we pray, will be fulfilled:     Down the dark future, through long generations, The echoing sounds grow fainter and then cease; And like a bell, with solemn, sweet vibrations, I hear once more the voice of Christ say, "Peace!"     ---Jonathan       "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: Major phone scam... please read From: "Wayne Grauel" <wgvideo@attglobal.net> Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2001 09:41:12 -0400   MAJOR SCAM: Don't respond to Emails, phone calls, or web pages which tell you to call an "809" Phone Number. This is a very important issue of Scam Busters because it alerts you to a scam that is spreading "extremely" quickly, can easily cost you $24100 or more, and is difficult to avoid unless you are aware of it.. We'd like to thank Verizon for bringing this scam to our attention. This scam has also been identified by the National Fraud Information Center and is costing victims a lot of money. There are lots of different permutations of this scam, but HERE'S HOW IT WORKS: You will receive a message on your answering machine or your pager, which asks you to call a number beginning with area code 809. The reason you're asked to call varies. It can be to receive information about a family member who has been ill, to tell you someone has been arrested, died, to let you know you have won a wonderful prize, etc. In each case, you are told to call the 809 number right away. Since there are so many new area codes these days, people unknowingly return these calls. If you call from the US, you will apparently be charged $2425 per-minute. Or, you'll get a long recorded message. The point is, they will try to keep you on the phone as long as possible to increase the charges. Unfortunately, when you get your phone bill, you'll often be charged more than $24,100.00.   WHY IT WORKS: The 809 area code is located in the British Virgin Islands(The Bahamas). The 809 area code can be used as a "pay-per-call" number, similar to 900 numbers in the US. Since 809 is not in the US, it is not covered by U.S. regulations of 900 numbers, which require that you be notified and warned of charges and rates involved when you call a "pay-per-call" number. There is also no requirement that the company provide a time period during which you may terminate the call without being charged. Further, whereas many U.S. phones have 900 number blocking to avoid these kinds of charges, 900 number blocking will not prevent calls to the 809 area code. We recommend that no matter how you get the message, if you are asked to call a number with an 809 area code that you don't recognize and/or investigate further and just disregard the message. Be wary of email or calls asking you to call an 809 area code number. It's important to prevent becoming a victim of this scam, since trying to fight the charges afterwards can become A real nightmare. That's because you did actually make the call.. If you complain, both your local phone company and your long distance carrier will not want to get involved and will most likely tell you that they are simply providing the billing for the foreign company. You'll end up dealing with a foreign company that argues they have done nothing wrong. Please forward this entire message to your friends, family and colleagues to help them become aware of this scam.   Sandi Van Handel AT&T Field Service Manager (920)687-9045   >>    
(back) Subject: Re: Major phone scam... please read From: "Jon" <sparky@CEINetworks.com> Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2001 10:01:08 -0400   I just got off the phone with my phone company. Scam is true, the rate = per minute in this email is NOT.   PLEASE CHECK OUT THE AUTHENTICITY OF THESE EMAILS BEFORE POSTING TO A = LIST. The lady at my phone company made it clear that it was a normal area code = in the virgin islands. Not really that expensive to call, but it is a = scam....   These email messages themselves are virus'. The people that create them enjoy seeing how far the messages can get. How many times they see them again in their mailbox. Don't humor them. Please....   Jon Buchanan Birdsboro PA     On 9/24/01 9:41 AM, "Wayne Grauel" <wgvideo@attglobal.net> wrote:   > MAJOR SCAM: > Don't respond to Emails, phone calls, or web pages > which tell you to call an "809" > Phone Number. This is a very important issue of Scam > Busters because it alerts you to a scam that is > spreading "extremely" > quickly, can easily cost you $24100 or more, and is > difficult to avoid unless you are aware of it.. > We'd like to thank Verizon for bringing this scam to > our attention. This scam has also been identified by > the National Fraud Information Center and is costing > victims a lot of money. > There are lots of different permutations of this scam, > but HERE'S HOW IT WORKS: > You will receive a message on your answering machine > or your pager, which asks you to call a number > beginning with area code 809. The reason you're asked > to call varies. It can be to receive information > about a family member who has been ill, to tell you > someone has been arrested, died, to let you know you > have won a wonderful prize, etc. > In each case, you are told to call the 809 number > right away. Since there are so many new area codes > these days, people unknowingly return these calls. > If you call from the US, you will apparently be > charged $2425 per-minute. Or, you'll get a long > recorded message. > The point is, they will try to keep you on the phone > as long as possible to increase the charges. > Unfortunately, when you get your phone bill, you'll > often be charged more than $24,100.00. > > WHY IT WORKS: > The 809 area code is located in the British Virgin > Islands(The Bahamas). The 809 area code can be used > as a "pay-per-call" number, similar to 900 numbers in > the US. Since 809 is not in the US, it is not covered > by U.S. > regulations of 900 numbers, which require that you be > notified and warned of charges and rates involved when > you call a "pay-per-call" number. There is also no > requirement that the company provide a time period > during which you may terminate the call without being > charged. > Further, whereas many U.S. phones have 900 number > blocking to avoid these kinds of charges, 900 number > blocking will not prevent calls to the 809 area code. > We recommend that no matter how you get the message, > if you are asked to call a number with an > 809 area code that you don't recognize and/or > investigate further and just disregard the message. > Be wary of email or calls asking you to call an 809 > area code number. It's important to prevent becoming > a victim of this scam, since trying to fight the > charges afterwards can become A real nightmare. > That's because you did actually make the call.. If > you complain, both your local phone company and your > long distance carrier will not want to get involved > and will most likely tell you that they are simply > providing the billing for the foreign company. > You'll end up dealing with a foreign company that > argues they have done nothing wrong. Please forward > this entire message to your friends, family and > colleagues to help them become aware of this scam. > > Sandi Van Handel > AT&T Field Service Manager (920)687-9045 > >>> > > > "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: ALL READ!!! Re: Major phone scam From: "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org> Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2001 11:52:34 -0500   Do Not post something like this to this or any other list. It is basically a form of SPAM. Without checking it out I am sure it is probably somewhat false as most of these "chain letters" are. Please READ the List Guidelines and Netiquette found on the list's web site at: http://www.pipechat.org regarding the posting of a piece of forwarded mail like - it is prohibited by the Guidelines.   Now back to Happy PIPEChatting. This topic is closed!   David  
(back) Subject: Ken Cowan CD & Roger Fisher Plays Lemare CD -- New & Low Priced From: "William T. Van Pelt" <bill@organsociety.org> Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2001 16:22:48 -0400   Two brand-new, low-priced, CDs from JAV feature the pristine 1930 E. M. Skinner at St. Peter's, Morristown, New Jersey. Despite the low price, t= he sound quality is the same as JAV's full-price CDs, and they look about th= e same. Both new titles are available from OHS at http://www.ohscatalog.org and are featured on the opening page.   On JAV-129, Ken Cowan plays "real" organ music (not transcriptions), including Dupr=E9: Three Preludes and Fugues, Op. 7; and Variations on a = No=EBl, Op. 20. He also plays Bach: Fantasia & Fugue in G minor, BWV 542; and Fu= gue in G (Gigue Fugue), BWV 577. A virtuosic "Concert Etude on 'Salve Regina= '" by Raffaelle Manari opens the CD and the program is filled out with Lemar= e: Rondo Carpiccio, Op. 64; and Roger-Ducasse: Pastorale. If you haven't he= ard Ken play but you've heard lots of shouting about how fine his playing rea= lly is, you can get a superb sample of it for $9.98 on this new release.   On JAV-128A, Roger Fisher plays Lemare's Symphony in G Minor, Op. 35, for organ, in four movements. The disc also contains Hollins: Concert Overtu= re in C; Lemare: The Cuckook from "Summer Sketches," Op. 73; Mendelssohn: Th= e Hebrides Overture, Op. 26 transcribed by Lemare/Fisher. Also $9.98   Bill      
(back) Subject: Re: the disruption at Mass this morning From: "Paul Valtos" <chercapa@enter.net> Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2001 19:40:34 -0400   Dear Bud and the List, Do you or anyone know if transcriptions have ever been made of the Coronation Anthems by Handel. I believe that they would make great = preludes and postludes if they were transcribed for organ.I heard them one = afternoon on EWTN when channel surfing. Paul ----- Original Message ----- From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> To: "pipechat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Sunday, September 16, 2001 8:20 PM Subject: the disruption at Mass this morning     > Marika - that God loves him is a given; that we in the choir and > congregation are safe from possible violence is not. > > Bud > > > "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 >