PipeChat Digest #2820 - Thursday, April 25, 2002
 
Philly
  by <MFoxy9795@aol.com>
Fwd: funny story (A smile for today)
  by "Rev. Ed" <edwardorgan@hotmail.com>
RE: funny story (A smile for today)
  by "Nance, Daryel" <DNance@svdp-edu.org>
Re: Fwd: funny story (A smile for today)
  by "douglas morgan" <dkmorgan76209@yahoo.com>
RE: funny story (A smile for today)
  by <cmys13085@blueyonder.co.uk>
Re: funny story (A smile for today)
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
David Craighead - Chestnut Hill - This Friday!
  by "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net>
Willan's "We Praise Thee, O Lord"
  by "Jerry Ripley" <JA.Ripley@gte.net>
Erwan Le Prado comes to Christ Church, Pensacola
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com>
Erwan Le Prado comes to Christ Church, Pensacola
  by "Mark W. McClellan" <omicron@prairieinet.net>
Help, Again
  by "Mack" <mack02445@mindspring.com>
 

(back) Subject: Philly From: <MFoxy9795@aol.com> Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 07:57:37 -0400   Is there a list member driving to Philly from Boston and back for the = convention who would like a passenger to help share costs? Merry Foxworth  
(back) Subject: Fwd: funny story (A smile for today) From: "Rev. Ed" <edwardorgan@hotmail.com> Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 13:46:51 +0000   This is a story that only an organist or maybe a pianist can appreciate. I am not the author of this story, but I thought I would share it just the =   same. Rev. E.D.     From: "Carlo Pietroniro"       One of the funniest that's ever happened to me was about a year ago. = I was giving a concert in a nearby church. I was at the church during the afternoon setting up the pistons and making sure that everything was = ready. The organ was near the front, and moved in front of the main altar so = I could be seen. Sometime between the time I left, and the start of the concert, people went into the church to clean, and someone polished the organ bench with Pledge (of all things). Well, I wasn't told this, and = when I got on the bench for my first piece, I got on one end, and slipped right =   off the other, and landed on my a**!!! I don't know who was laughing = harder, myself or the audience. I needed a few minutes to myself before starting, mostly to stop laughing. The concert was a success, but some of the more intricate pedal passages were hard to play due to the fact that I couldn't =   stay in one place. I made it a point to tell the "cleaning ladies" that = one of the things they should never polish is the organ bench. Even though = it's made of wood, it should never be polished. Anyone else ever slide off a polished bench?   Carlo     _________________________________________________________________ Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at = http://explorer.msn.com/intl.asp.    
(back) Subject: RE: funny story (A smile for today) From: "Nance, Daryel" <DNance@svdp-edu.org> Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 08:56:51 -0500   Yes, ...once a year each new RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for = adults) class used to clean the church as a service to the parish before holy = week. The regular cleaning crews never polished the bench, but the RCIA class always did. I typically would come runningin for holy week Holy Thursday mass and hop on one end to immediately be standing up off the other end ....with a grin on my face "...hmmm, RCIA class again" ;->   Daryel       Daryel Nance St.Vincent de Paul Church, Houston mailto:dnance@svdp-edu.org www.dompaulbenoit.com ; www.church-organist.com ; www.daryeln.com ; www.ruah.info   "...the only ones among you who will really be happy are those who sought and found how to serve." Albert Schwietzer         -----Original Message----- From: Rev. Ed [mailto:edwardorgan@hotmail.com] Sent: Wednesday, April 24, 2002 8:47 AM To: pipechat@pipechat.org; Piporg-L@listserv.albany.edu Cc: ed-d@excite.com Subject: Fwd: funny story (A smile for today)     This is a story that only an organist or maybe a pianist can appreciate. I am not the author of this story, but I thought I would share it just the =   same. Rev. E.D.     From: "Carlo Pietroniro"       One of the funniest that's ever happened to me was about a year ago. = I was giving a concert in a nearby church. I was at the church during the afternoon setting up the pistons and making sure that everything was = ready. The organ was near the front, and moved in front of the main altar so = I   could be seen. Sometime between the time I left, and the start of the concert, people went into the church to clean, and someone polished the organ bench with Pledge (of all things). Well, I wasn't told this, and = when I got on the bench for my first piece, I got on one end, and slipped right =   off the other, and landed on my a**!!! I don't know who was laughing = harder,   myself or the audience. I needed a few minutes to myself before starting, mostly to stop laughing. The concert was a success, but some of the more intricate pedal passages were hard to play due to the fact that I couldn't =   stay in one place. I made it a point to tell the "cleaning ladies" that = one of the things they should never polish is the organ bench. Even though = it's made of wood, it should never be polished. Anyone else ever slide off a polished bench?   Carlo     _________________________________________________________________ Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at = http://explorer.msn.com/intl.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: Fwd: funny story (A smile for today) From: "douglas morgan" <dkmorgan76209@yahoo.com> Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 06:58:26 -0700 (PDT)   I went to a recital about 20 years ago, and Charles Moslen did exactly the same thing in Houston -- slid right across the bench and off the other side.   D. Keith Morgan     --- "Rev. Ed" <edwardorgan@hotmail.com> wrote: > This is a story that only an organist or maybe a > pianist can appreciate. > I am not the author of this story, but I thought I > would share it just the > same. > Rev. E.D. > > > From: "Carlo Pietroniro" > > > > One of the funniest that's ever happened to me > was about a year ago. I > was giving a concert in a nearby church. I was at > the church during the > afternoon setting up the pistons and making sure > that everything was ready. > The organ was near the front, and moved in > front of the main altar so I > could be seen. Sometime between the time I left, and > the start of the > concert, people went into the church to clean, and > someone polished the > organ bench with Pledge (of all things). Well, I > wasn't told this, and when > I got on the bench for my first piece, I got on one > end, and slipped right > off the other, and landed on my a**!!! I don't know > who was laughing harder, > myself or the audience. I needed a few minutes to > myself before starting, > mostly to stop laughing. The concert was a success, > but some of the more > intricate pedal passages were hard to play due to > the fact that I couldn't > stay in one place. I made it a point to tell the > "cleaning ladies" that one > of the things they should never polish is the organ > bench. Even though it's > made of wood, it should never be polished. Anyone > else ever slide off a > polished bench? > > Carlo > > > _________________________________________________________________ > Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at > http://explorer.msn.com/intl.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 >     =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the = stones.   Psalm 137:9   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Yahoo! Games - play chess, backgammon, pool and more http://games.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: RE: funny story (A smile for today) From: <cmys13085@blueyonder.co.uk> Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 17:37:34 +0100   Hello,   Never! Ever! Approach the console of a blind organist as I did once.   I had just said "Hello" when a full set of canine teeth sank into my = right leg!   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK          
(back) Subject: Re: funny story (A smile for today) From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 18:20:35 EDT     --part1_187.6f2127f.29f889b3_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 4/24/02 12:37:50 PM Eastern Daylight Time, cmys13085@blueyonder.co.uk writes: > Never! Ever! Approach the console of a blind organist as I did once. > > I had just said "Hello" when a full set of canine teeth sank into my = right > leg! >   Actually, Never! Ever! Approach the console of a blind organist...   without bringing treats for the doggie!!   Bruce Cornely < Cremona502@cs.com > with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" "Snuffer -- The Lighthouse Beagle" is now in print Visit Howling Acres: http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502 Earn BIG! Save BIG! Give away SUPER STORES online FREE! Saving and earning =   has never been easier! Get yours FREE TODAY! www.freestoreclub.com/go/BDawg   --part1_187.6f2127f.29f889b3_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0">In a message dated 4/24/02 12:37:50 PM Eastern = Daylight Time, cmys13085@blueyonder.co.uk writes: <BR> <BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">Never! Ever! = Approach the console of a blind organist as I did once.<BR> <BR> I had just said "Hello" when a full set of canine teeth sank into my right = leg!<BR> </BLOCKQUOTE><BR> <BR> Actually, Never!&nbsp;&nbsp; Ever!&nbsp;&nbsp; Approach the console of a = blind organist...<BR> <BR> without bringing treats for the doggie!!<BR> <BR> Bruce Cornely &lt; Cremona502@cs.com &gt;<I> </I><BR> with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!"<BR> <P ALIGN=3DCENTER>"Snuffer -- The Lighthouse Beagle"&nbsp; is now in = print<BR> <P ALIGN=3DLEFT>Visit Howling Acres:&nbsp;&nbsp;<I> = </I>http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502<BR> Earn BIG! Save BIG! Give away SUPER STORES online FREE! Saving and earning = has never been easier! Get yours FREE TODAY!<BR> www.freestoreclub.com/go/BDawg <B><BR> </B></P></P></FONT></HTML> --part1_187.6f2127f.29f889b3_boundary--  
(back) Subject: David Craighead - Chestnut Hill - This Friday! From: "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net> Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 20:18:37 -0400   Dear Lists and Friends,   This Friday night, April 26th, at 8 p.m., David Craighead will play at The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill (Philadelphia). Admission is $10, and there will be tickets at the door. If you have questions, you can phone the church office at 215.247.8855. The church is near exit 26 (Route 309) on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, and if you need precise directions, e-mail me and I will send them to you. The address is 8855 Germantown Avenue, and MapQuest.com should be able to throroughly confuse you. If you are real sharp, you will look at that address and at the phone number, and assume I have made a mistake. Well, it is a miraculous coincidence, but those numbers are correct.   I don't have the program yet, but should have it by tomorrow from Mark Anderson, Organist at the church, and will post it. While I am curious to know what we will hear, I have to say that whatever David plays turns to gold, so it does not matter a whole lot. He has taught some of America's greatest organists, and can practice all that he preaches.   As for the Organ . . . . ahem . . . . You can find full information and pictures at:   < http://www.mander-organs.com/html/chestnut_hill_presbyterian_chu.html >   Watch for the program tomorrow. I hope those of you that are close enough might be able to come.   Cheers,   Malcolm Wechsler Mander Organs, U. S. A.        
(back) Subject: Willan's "We Praise Thee, O Lord" From: "Jerry Ripley" <JA.Ripley@gte.net> Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 17:40:56 -0700   I am looking for Willan's "We Praise Thee, O Lord." It's a unison, English-text version of the Te Deum. IIRC, it's now out-of-print. It = turns out that the choral forces at my parish are going to be thin this year for Trinity Sunday, due to it falling on Memorial Day weekend. Sources, = anyone? Thanks in advance.   Jerry Ripley First Congregational UCC, San Bernardino, CA, USA http://www.sbucc.org    
(back) Subject: Erwan Le Prado comes to Christ Church, Pensacola From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 20:15:08 -0500   I had asked my good friend Leon to accompany me to Pensacola to hear the latest Chartres Competition winner in performance last Sunday. That morning at church I had made a life-changing decision, so was in an ambivalent mood for this recital. However, our AGO chapter was co-sponsoring the recital and hosting a reception afterward in Mr. Le Prado's honor. So I felt the latent Jewish bones of guilt and responsibility in my body responding and propelling me forward.   His program (if I can read it, because I wrote notes to myself all over it):   Offertoire sur les grans jeux from Messe solennelle a la usage des paroisses - Couperin Recit de tierce en taille - DeGrigny Batahlia - de Araujo Concerto in d minor after Vivaldi, S. 596 - Bach Dieu parmi nous from Nativite du Seigneur AND Alleluias sereins d'une ame qui desire le ciel from L'Ascension - Messiaen Litanies; Aria - Alain Final from the Third Symphony - Vierne Improvisation - le Prado   I looked at the program and wished for a large bottle of Wild Turkey to get me through. However, again, I was very pleasantly surprised, although not until the third selection. Here was a young man trained under Chapuis, Latry, Marie-Claire Alain, and Pierre Pincemaille, supremely self-confident and engaging. The Couperin was confidently and colorfully done with much energy and flourish. He has no weakness in the left hand or with ornamentation, I thought. The first three pieces should have satisfied any longing for extended buzzy reed sounds and ornamentation. Since I had taken lessons on this organ, I was impressed with the combinations he created. By the end of the third piece I was ready to sally forth like Joan of Arc, replete with trumpets and cannons, but really it was the best battle piece I think I've heard.   The current fashion in obligatory Bach is one of the concertos, but again I was treated to something different. Although I have heard little of Anthony Newman, his name popped into my head. The D minor was very fast and nicely registered with a true echo. I could hear it played like this for every recital. The last movement was so fast I was afraid he would lose total control and crash and burn, but he did not. Very crisp and clean.   If you have read my previous piddling posts you probably realize that I am Messiaen-handicapped and therefore culturally backward. Although I try to keep an open mind, I had never found a piece I wanted to experience a second time, until today. I think I liked it. If I had had three shots of bourbon I would have loved it, and would gladly listen to it again, sober or not, as the young man interpreted it. This was one time I truly wished for a recording of the evening's performance.   Alain generally trails just behind Messiaen on my list of less favorites, but here again was the fastest and most enjoyable rendition I had ever heard. This "kid" is a master of registration, and Frenchified this organ more than I ever thought possible, making the familiar music new and exciting. There was a cipher during it, but he just kept going and playing through it, managing to effectively cover most of it up. Who needs bourbon after that?   The Vierne fit the time of day well - the sun kept peeking through the west stained glass window at appropriate moments. Then he improvised on the French and U.S. national anthems.   After the recital and reception, Leon and I were invited to join Mr. Le Prado and my friend J.O. for dinner. We enjoyed a wonderful and too filling dinner at McGuire's, where Erwan enjoyed a couple of stouts and discussed the organs of France, what one did in Normandy, Jean Gillou, and other equally fun topics. We had a wonderful time, and reluctantly left him, to return to the land that time forgot in a truly ebullient mood.   Making no mention of the words "Felix" or "lovers", I remain,   Glenda Sutton          
(back) Subject: Erwan Le Prado comes to Christ Church, Pensacola From: "Mark W. McClellan" <omicron@prairieinet.net> Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 22:17:49 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_00A7_01C1EBDD.DE4A5E00 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable     ----- Original Message -----=3D20 From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> That > morning at church I had made a life-changing decision, so was in an > ambivalent mood for this recital.=3D20   So what was it?         , Jean Guillou,   So what's new with Jean?   >=3D20 >=3D20   ------=3D_NextPart_000_00A7_01C1EBDD.DE4A5E00 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type content=3D3D"text/html; =3D charset=3D3Diso-8859-1"> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 6.00.2715.400" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>----- Original Message ----- </FONT> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>From: "Glenda" &lt;</FONT><A=3D20 href=3D3D"mailto:gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com"><FONT face=3D3DArial=3D20 size=3D3D2>gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com</FONT></A><FONT face=3D3DArial=3D20 size=3D3D2>&gt;</FONT></DIV></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>&nbsp; That<BR>&gt; morning at church = I =3D had made a=3D20 life-changing decision, so was in an<BR>&gt; ambivalent mood for this=3D20 recital.&nbsp;</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2><STRONG>So what was =3D it?</STRONG></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>&nbsp; , Jean Guillou,</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2><STRONG>So what's new with=3D20 Jean?</STRONG></FONT></DIV> <DIV><BR><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>&gt; <BR>&gt; =3D </FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_00A7_01C1EBDD.DE4A5E00--    
(back) Subject: Help, Again From: "Mack" <mack02445@mindspring.com> Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2002 01:38:03 -0400     Greetings listers, it seems I am again in need of assistance from these august lists. I am looking for a photo, picture of the Symphony Hall, Boston Console.   If anyone has one scanned to JPG I would appreciate a copy. Why oh why did I throw all my organ builder literature away when I retired from organbuilding??? Sigh, Oh Well...   Please reply privately.   TIA   Mack