PipeChat Digest #3290 - Monday, December 9, 2002
 
Re: PipeChat Digest #3287 - 12/08/02 Misconception Questionnaire
  by "Mac Hayes" <mach37@mindspring.com>
Re: PipeChat Digest #3287 - 12/08/02 Misconception Questionnaire
  by "Mac Hayes" <mach37@mindspring.com>
Re: Winchester Cathedral LP
  by "Mac Hayes" <mach37@mindspring.com>
French harmonium registration (X-posted)
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #3287 - 12/08/02 Misconception Questionnaire From: "Mac Hayes" <mach37@mindspring.com> Date: Sun, 08 Dec 2002 20:54:18 -0800     And avoid confusing terms like "adjective"! I am not a totally uneducated person, but "adjective" and "adverb" have *always* turned my mind to mush.   As for Keith Zimmerman's suggestions on the program: I just listened to the the Virgil Fox memorial concert at Riverside Church, again, then played Virgil's 1958 Columbia LP Riverside recording- many of the same pieces.   The imitators couldn't hold a candle to the Master. One of the things that really struck me about this 1958 recording was that Virgil rarely got the decibels above mF, and much of it was pp. I have heard from several people that hate the organ, which boiled down to the fact that what they hated was that it was probably too bottom heavy. I think some people are literally scared by the rumbling roaring bass that us orgophiles like so much. Perhaps keeping the FFF 64' stops down to brief interludes might be good if you have a non-organic crowd.   Mac  
(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #3287 - 12/08/02 Misconception Questionnaire From: "Mac Hayes" <mach37@mindspring.com> Date: Sun, 08 Dec 2002 21:05:00 -0800     Sorry, I didn't mean that last to go to the list; but since it did, I should explain that when I said "The imitators couldn't hold a candle to the Master" I meant that, even in the softest pieces, Virgil managed to convey a lot of movement and even excitement that I rarely hear in other recordings. In his Jongen "Symphony Concertante" I hear some passages that could be characterized as on-the-edge "ragged" - but that ragged, almost frantic, sound made it all the more exciting and memorable. I also wonder if possibly the action of that C-C organ may have contributed to the raggedness.   Mac  
(back) Subject: Re: Winchester Cathedral LP From: "Mac Hayes" <mach37@mindspring.com> Date: Sun, 08 Dec 2002 21:23:21 -0800   Richard Schneider wrote: > ... > > I AM Old! I've STILL got that LP too. Anyone nostalgic enough to offer > me a price for it I can't refuse???     Feel free to refuse, but I bid $5.00   Mac Hayes  
(back) Subject: French harmonium registration (X-posted) From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Sun, 08 Dec 2002 22:38:33 -0800   Does anybody have the Kalmus edition of L'Organiste? The translation of the registration numbers is in the preface, but my copy's at the church, and somebody on Anglican-Music was asking for it.   Cheers,   Bud