PipeChat Digest #3302 - Sunday, December 15, 2002
 
Re: Saturday night binge
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Sunday morning music in church
  by <patmai@juno.com>
re: today's muzik....and foods.
  by "jon bertschinger" <jonberts@magiccablepc.com>
rebuilt piano (was muzik and foods)
  by <RMaryman@aol.com>
Messiah mit Orgel
  by <DudelK@aol.com>
Re: Messiah mit Orgel
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: Sunday morning music in church
  by "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu>
Re: Orlando for David
  by <RMB10@aol.com>
Re: Caught up in the music
  by <Chicaleee@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Saturday night binge From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Sun, 15 Dec 2002 19:06:01 -0500   > This message is in MIME format. Since your mail reader does not = understand this format, some or all of this message may not be legible.   --B_3122823961_475704 Content-type: text/plain; charset=3D"ISO-8859-1" Content-transfer-encoding: quoted-printable   On 12/15/02 4:23 PM, "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> wrote:   > Alan Freed, I sure thought of you last night and wished you were = here.=3DA0 >=3D20 > =3D80=3D80=3D80That=3DB9s extremely sweet of you. >=3D20 > We had a belated birthday dinner for Rick last night =3DAD he turned the = big =3D 50 > this week.=3DA0 >=3D20 > =3D80=3D80=3D80You can tell him that I said he=3DB9s a mere slip of a = youth, who should > probably not be allowed to cross the street without his hand being held = b=3D y an > adult. >=3D20 > The house was over-decorated in the a la gaude fashion of the Northwest > Florida Sutton clan.=3DA0 A small dinner party of 6, we did appetizers = of hav=3D arti, > gouda and pimiento cheeses, >=3D20 > =3D80=3D80=3D80Ah, my Havarti! With dill, or with caraway, or = otherwise? My favorit=3D e > cheese store used to be on my every-Monday morning route to the bank = with > Sunday=3DB9s =3DB3bag=3DB2 from church; but not since January, (Not = that it moved; =3D I > gave up the job.) >=3D20 > with two homemade dips and crackers, beers (Coors Light and Guinness = Stou=3D t) > and champagne (a la Moet e Chandon); my own zuppa of potatoes, green = onio=3D ns > and ground sausage with homemade Italian herb bread and cornbread; = succul=3D ent > pork loin roast with orange-cranberry fruit; >=3D20 > =3D80=3D80=3D80As I opened this mail from you I was just slicing into a = pork cutlet t=3D he > size of a half a loin all by itSELF! Even with a sword at my throat or = i=3D n > some other tender place I would not tell you what I=3DB9m eating with it = (it =3D came > in a foil bag, and you=3DB9ve never heard of it!) >=3D20 > rice baked with saut=3DE9ed mushrooms, onions and parsley; broccoli and > hollandaise sauce >=3D20 > =3D80=3D80=3D80Do you use Julia=3DB9s blender recipe (which I think is = fine, if done > carefully) or a real one, or something else? >=3D20 > ; bourbon sweet potatoes; a few bottles=3DB9 cabernet of good vintage = (even t=3D hough > pork IS =3DB3the other white meat=3DB2); and rice pudding topped with = whipped cre=3D am > and cinnamon sugar for dessert with coffee on the side (Bailey=3DB9s was > proffered). >=3D20 > =3D80=3D80=3D80Well, that=3DB9s the way the people who live on the = other side of the tra=3D cks > eat!!! May your tribe PROSPER! (So I can sneak in past the caboose = with=3D out > being noticed!) >=3D20 > Although my meager collection of holiday CDs were prepared to play and = th=3D e > piano was dusted, we did not a note of music. >=3D20 > =3D80=3D80=3D80That can happen; don=3DB9t be ashamed. Good company is = good company! >=3D20 > Wondering what organ music everyone played at church today, and working = o=3D n my > happy Christmas family portrait while eating a sliced pork loin = sandwich,=3D I > remain, >=3D20 > =3D80=3D80=3D80I think I have an observation on that. Major musical = events in major > venues for Christmas 2001 were planned months before 9/11/01. We went = in=3D to > =3DB3shutdown=3DB2 mode through October and November, at least. What = happened at > Christmas was, well, whatever we (meaning Manhattan parishes generally) = c=3D ould > come up with. Maybe as planned; much more likely not. This year, = though=3D , it > is fifteen and one-half months later, is our first opportunity to really = =3D DO > what we=3DB9d like to have done last year. Essentially, it=3DB9s our = first =3DB3norm=3D al=3DB2 > Christmas in 24 months. So every parish is really pulling out the = stops. > Imagine being in a town with St. Bart=3DB9s, St. Thomas=3DB9, Trinity, = St. Peter=3DB9=3D s, > St. Patrick=3DB9s, two Holy Trinitys=3D8Band I haven=3DB9t even GOT to = the protestant=3D s, > yet, which don=3DB9t do a very shabby job EITHER, in Manhattan. What = (as an > audience person) to DO? >=3D20 > =3D80=3D80=3D80Not being exactly hyper-enabled these days, I came home = and listened t=3D o > Trinity do Messiah on the radio. It was excellent, and very satisfying. >=3D20 > =3D80=3D80=3D80Without getting into too much detail, we had: > Pre: Henrik Andriesen, =3DB3Prelude on =3D8CVeni Emmanuel=3DB9=3DB2 > Post: JSB BWV 661 Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland. > Entrance hymn: Veni, but just 4 stanzas so far, a cappella (our people = L=3D OVE > to sing a cappella; weird=3D8Band just BECAUSE they love to do it, they = do it > WELL!); procession to wreath, followed by stuff there > Carol: Awake, Awake, and Greet the New Morn, (Rejoice, Rejoice), WOV = 633 > Hymn: Hark, the Glad Sound! (Chesterfield) LBW 35 > Carol: People, Look East (Besan=3DE7on), WOV 626 > Anthem: Orlando Gibbons: This Is the Record of John > Hymn of the Day: Savior of the Nations, Come (Nun komm, etc.) LBW 23 > Offertory anthem: Good old Gibbons again: See, see, the word is = incarna=3D te. > At communion: Carol: Let Our Gladness Have No End (arr. and sung by = one=3D of > our choir ladies!). Hymn: Lo, How a Rose. > Recessional: Swedish =3DB3Rejoice, Rejoice, Believers=3DB2 (Haf trones = lampa far=3D dig) > LBW 25 >=3D20 > Quite a pleasant morning, withal. Thank you, Pedro! You done good. >=3D20 > Alan >=3D20 > cc: Pedro d=3DB9Aqino, Cantor >=3D20 > =3DA0 >=3D20 >=3D20     --B_3122823961_475704 Content-type: text/html; charset=3D"ISO-8859-1" Content-transfer-encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML> <HEAD> <TITLE>Re: Saturday night binge</TITLE> </HEAD> <BODY> <FONT FACE=3D3D"Times New Roman">On 12/15/02 4:23 PM, &quot;Glenda&quot; = &lt;gk=3D sjd85@direcway.com&gt; wrote:<BR> <BR> </FONT><BLOCKQUOTE><FONT FACE=3D3D"Arial">Alan Freed, I sure thought of = you las=3D t night and wished you were here.=3DA0 <BR> <BR> =3D80=3D80=3D80That&#8217;s extremely sweet of you. &nbsp;<BR> <BR> We had a belated birthday dinner for Rick last night &#8211; he turned the = =3D big 50 this week.=3DA0<BR> <BR> =3D80=3D80=3D80You can tell him that I said he&#8217;s a mere slip of a = youth, who shou=3D ld probably not be allowed to cross the street without his hand being held = b=3D y an adult.<BR> <BR> The house was over-decorated in the a la gaude fashion of the Northwest = Flo=3D rida Sutton clan.=3DA0 A small dinner party of 6, we did appetizers of = havarti, =3D gouda and pimiento cheeses, <BR> <BR> =3D80=3D80=3D80Ah, my Havarti! &nbsp;With dill, or with caraway, or = otherwise? &nbsp;My=3D favorite cheese store used to be on my every-Monday morning route to the = ba=3D nk with Sunday&#8217;s &#8220;bag&#8221; from church; but not since = January,=3D &nbsp;&nbsp;(Not that it moved; I gave up the job.)<BR> <BR> with two homemade dips and crackers, beers (Coors Light and Guinness = Stout)=3D and champagne (a la Moet e Chandon); my own zuppa of potatoes, green = onions=3D and ground sausage with homemade Italian herb bread and cornbread; = succulen=3D t pork loin roast with orange-cranberry fruit; <BR> <BR> =3D80=3D80=3D80As I opened this mail from you I was just slicing into a = pork cutlet the=3D size of a half a loin all by itSELF! &nbsp;Even with a sword at my throat = o=3D r in some other tender place I would not tell you what I&#8217;m eating = with=3D it (it came in a foil bag, and you&#8217;ve never heard of it!)<BR> <BR> rice baked with saut&eacute;ed mushrooms, onions and parsley; broccoli and = =3D hollandaise sauce<BR> <BR> =3D80=3D80=3D80Do you use Julia&#8217;s blender recipe (which I think is = fine, if done =3D carefully) or a real one, or something else? &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<BR> <BR> ; bourbon sweet potatoes; a few bottles&#8217; cabernet of good vintage = (ev=3D en though pork IS &#8220;the other white meat&#8221;); and rice pudding = topp=3D ed with whipped cream and cinnamon sugar for dessert with coffee on the = side=3D (Bailey&#8217;s was proffered).<BR> </FONT><FONT FACE=3D3D"Times New Roman"><BR> </FONT><FONT FACE=3D3D"Arial"> =3D80=3D80=3D80Well, that&#8217;s the way = the people who liv=3D e on the other side of the tracks eat!!! &nbsp;May your tribe PROSPER! = &nbsp=3D ;(So I can sneak in past the caboose without being noticed!)<BR> </FONT><FONT FACE=3D3D"Times New Roman"><BR> </FONT><FONT FACE=3D3D"Arial">Although my meager collection of holiday CDs = were=3D prepared to play and the piano was dusted, we did not a note of = music.<BR> </FONT><FONT FACE=3D3D"Times New Roman"><BR> </FONT><FONT FACE=3D3D"Arial"> =3D80=3D80=3D80That can happen; don&#8217;t = be ashamed. &nbs=3D p;Good company is good company!<BR> </FONT><FONT FACE=3D3D"Times New Roman"><BR> </FONT><FONT FACE=3D3D"Arial">Wondering what organ music everyone played = at chu=3D rch today, and working on my happy Christmas family portrait while eating = a =3D sliced pork loin sandwich, I remain,<BR> <BR> =3D80=3D80=3D80I think I have an observation on that. &nbsp;Major musical = events in maj=3D or venues for Christmas 2001 were planned months before 9/11/01. &nbsp;We = we=3D nt into &#8220;shutdown&#8221; mode through October and November, at = least. =3D &nbsp;What happened at Christmas was, well, whatever we (meaning Manhattan = p=3D arishes generally) could come up with. &nbsp;Maybe as planned; much more = lik=3D ely not. &nbsp;This year, though, it is fifteen and one-half months later, = i=3D s our first opportunity to really DO what we&#8217;d like to have done = last =3D year. &nbsp;Essentially, it&#8217;s our first &#8220;normal&#8221; = Christmas=3D in 24 months. &nbsp;So every parish is really pulling out the stops. = &nbsp;=3D Imagine being in a town with St. Bart&#8217;s, St. Thomas&#8217;, Trinity, = S=3D t. Peter&#8217;s, St. Patrick&#8217;s, two Holy Trinitys&#8212;and I = haven&#=3D 8217;t even GOT to the protestants, yet, which don&#8217;t do a very = shabby =3D job EITHER, in Manhattan. &nbsp;What (as an audience person) to DO?<BR> <BR> =3D80=3D80=3D80Not being exactly hyper-enabled these days, I came home and = listened to =3D Trinity do Messiah on the radio. &nbsp;It was excellent, and very = satisfying=3D ..<BR> <BR> =3D80=3D80=3D80Without getting into too much detail, we had:<BR> Pre: &nbsp;Henrik Andriesen, &#8220;Prelude on &#8216;Veni = Emmanuel&#8217;&=3D #8221;<BR> Post: &nbsp;JSB BWV 661 Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland.<BR> Entrance hymn: &nbsp;Veni, but just 4 stanzas so far, a cappella (our = peopl=3D e LOVE to sing a cappella; weird&#8212;and just BECAUSE they love to do = it, =3D they do it WELL!); procession to wreath, followed by stuff there<BR> Carol: &nbsp;Awake, Awake, and Greet the New Morn, (Rejoice, Rejoice), WOV = =3D 633<BR> Hymn: &nbsp;Hark, the Glad Sound! (Chesterfield) LBW 35<BR> Carol: &nbsp;People, Look East (Besan&ccedil;on), WOV 626<BR> Anthem: &nbsp;Orlando Gibbons: &nbsp;This Is the Record of John<BR> Hymn of the Day: &nbsp;Savior of the Nations, Come (Nun komm, etc.) LBW = 23<=3D BR> Offertory anthem: &nbsp;Good old Gibbons again: &nbsp;See, see, the word = is=3D incarnate.<BR> At communion: &nbsp;Carol: &nbsp;Let Our Gladness Have No End (arr. and = sun=3D g by one of our choir ladies!). &nbsp;Hymn: &nbsp;Lo, How a Rose.<BR> Recessional: &nbsp;Swedish &#8220;Rejoice, Rejoice, Believers&#8221; (Haf = t=3D rones lampa fardig) LBW 25<BR> <BR> Quite a pleasant morning, withal. &nbsp;Thank you, Pedro! &nbsp;You done = go=3D od.<BR> <BR> Alan<BR> </FONT><FONT FACE=3D3D"Times New Roman"><BR> cc: &nbsp;Pedro d&#8217;Aqino, Cantor<BR> <BR> =3DA0<BR> <BR> </FONT></BLOCKQUOTE><FONT FACE=3D3D"Times New Roman"><BR> </FONT> </BODY> </HTML>     --B_3122823961_475704--    
(back) Subject: Sunday morning music in church From: <patmai@juno.com> Date: Sun, 15 Dec 2002 19:19:24 -0500   Dear Pipechatters,   Glenda, when you tire of lawyering and/or playing the organ, I am sure that you could sell some articles, cookbooks or novels! Per your request, here is the music from this morning's service:   Prelude: Of the Father's Love Begotten arr. Virgil Thomson Infant Holy, Infant Lowly and Ding Dong Merrily on High arr. Charles Callahan   Opening Hymn Hark! the Herald Angels Sing Did you know that Mendelssohn wrote the original tune in a cantata honoring J. Gutenberg, the inventor of the printing press?   Lighting of the Third Advent Candle Hymn Angels from the Realms of Glory Regent Square Offertory on "Regent Square" David Lasky with Butch Bernard, trumpet   Children's Christmas Pageant While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night Angels We Have Heard on High O Little Town of Bethlehem Children's Choir, Ashley Goertemiller, Director   Closing Hymn Joy to the World   Postlude La Rejouissance w/ trumpet G. F. Handel Go, Tell It on the Mountain w/zimbelstern C. Callahan Pat Maimone Post Chapel West Point, NY III/57 Aeolian-Skinner/Moeller console/Gress-Miles patmai@juno.com   ________________________________________________________________ Sign Up for Juno Platinum Internet Access Today Only $9.95 per month! Visit www.juno.com  
(back) Subject: re: today's muzik....and foods. From: "jon bertschinger" <jonberts@magiccablepc.com> Date: Sun, 15 Dec 2002 18:31:04 -0600   Glenda, et al...   One of the churchs I play for had their "kantata" today. Though it was not Buxtehude, it went well, with orchestra and piano. (I did the piano bit today). I did use Von Himmel Hoch themes. Preludes by Walcha and two of the variations by Pachelbel. I used the little trio work with a 4' Koppal for manuals and a small 8' reed in the cantus. Since this was a special musical offering today, the choir sang also at the normal "praise" service (the late service has a praise band and all the hoochie koochie to match, and I'm on the mighty sludgemaster at the other church at that time...normally).   As result of today's program, they are finally going to purchase a good grand piano....probably 7 or 9 footer..so we are looking for a good chickering, mason hamlin, steinway for rebuilding.   Since I had plenty on my plate to do after church, I treated myself to steak and salad bar at a local eatery. I shoulda just gone home and made some tomato soup....food was awful.   This season has been really hektik....we were in SD on Thursday and Friday, then in Kansas yesterday. Today right after church was touchup tuning on the Portative being used in annual symphony Christmas concert here. I'll probably attend tomorrow evening.   Last weekend was dedicated to work....and trying to bake Springerle inbetween....family recipe calls for two days of intensive labor.   This week will be catch up on correspondence, mail out Christmas cards and gifts for family, and bake more cookies. Also need to move garden machinery into storage...too much stuff on the ranch I guess...<G>     Hope all had a good day today, and a great week coming up.     Sincerely,     jon  
(back) Subject: rebuilt piano (was muzik and foods) From: <RMaryman@aol.com> Date: Sun, 15 Dec 2002 20:22:36 EST     --part1_ba.3249ce28.2b2e84dc_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 12/15/2002 7:30:50 PM Eastern Standard Time, jonberts@magiccablepc.com writes:     > so we are looking > for a good chickering, mason hamlin, steinway for rebuilding. >   reminds me of the time I was installing a large-ish pipe organ in a church = in DC in the mid 70's. They had a Chickering piano (built in the 1920...a = solid Cherry case - absolutely gorgeous!!! - and a sound to die for - with Bass response that reached out and punched you in the chest... - Anyway they = sent this wonderful piano to someone in new York (mercifully I don't recall the =   place's name) and when it came back from the rebuild it was the flattest, dullest sounding piano I have played...the action, once light and = responsive was now a DOG to play. they RUINED that marvellous piano...I was very disappointed to say the least.   Rick in VA   --part1_ba.3249ce28.2b2e84dc_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>In a message dated = 12/15/2002 7:30:50 PM Eastern Standard Time, jonberts@magiccablepc.com = writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">so we are looking <BR>for a good chickering, mason hamlin, steinway for rebuilding. <BR></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR> <BR>reminds me of the time I was installing a large-ish pipe organ in a = church in DC in the mid 70's. &nbsp;They had a Chickering piano (built in = the 1920...a solid Cherry case - absolutely gorgeous!!! - and a sound to = die for - with Bass response that reached out and punched you in the = chest... - &nbsp;Anyway they sent this wonderful piano to someone in new = York (mercifully I don't recall the place's name) and when it came back = from the rebuild it was the flattest, dullest sounding piano I have = played...the action, once light and responsive was now a DOG to play. they = RUINED that marvellous piano...I was very disappointed to say the least. <BR> <BR>Rick in VA</FONT></HTML>   --part1_ba.3249ce28.2b2e84dc_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Messiah mit Orgel From: <DudelK@aol.com> Date: Sun, 15 Dec 2002 21:32:33 EST     --part1_15a.18f5455c.2b2e9541_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Not sure which list had some postings recently about Messiah recordings = with audible orgel. But today I heard one with lots of orgel in the Naval = Academy Chapel at Annapolis. The organ came through in the continuo parts nicely, = but in some of the big choral sections we got to hear lots of organ = underpinning and augmenting the orchestral parts. It was particularly thrilling in the opening of Worthy is the Lamb.   Since the doors open an hour before the performance, some kind person had = the idea of doing a carol sing for about half an hour preceding the concert. Organist Monte Maxwell acquitted himself well and made the organ sound as good as it possibly could with his tasteful and imaginative = accompaniments.   The performance was neither stodgy nor too brisk, and the four soloists = (all from the Met) acquitted themselves nicely and did some interesting elaborations and ornamentations and such. I haven't been to a "live" = Messiah in a number of years. This one was both tasteful and fulfilling, = especially the somewhat unusual approach to the Amen, which started rather softly and =   slowly and built to a thrilling end.   I don't remember who the chapel architect was, but in many ways it reminds = me of St. Paul's in London. E-mail me privately if you'd like to see a couple =   photos of the chapel.   David in DC   --part1_15a.18f5455c.2b2e9541_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">Not sure which list had some postings recently = about Messiah recordings with audible orgel. But today I heard one with = lots of orgel in the Naval Academy Chapel at Annapolis. The organ came = through in the continuo parts nicely, but in some of the big choral = sections we got to hear lots of organ underpinning and augmenting the = orchestral parts. It was particularly thrilling in the opening of Worthy = is the Lamb.<BR> <BR> Since the doors open an hour before the performance, some kind person had = the idea of doing a carol sing for about half an hour preceding the = concert. Organist Monte Maxwell acquitted himself well and made the organ = sound as good as it possibly could with his tasteful and imaginative = accompaniments.<BR> <BR> The performance was neither stodgy nor too brisk, and the four soloists = (all from the Met) acquitted themselves nicely and did some interesting = elaborations and ornamentations and such. I haven't been to a "live" = Messiah in a number of years. This one was both tasteful and fulfilling, = especially the somewhat unusual approach to the Amen, which started rather = softly and slowly and built to a thrilling end. <BR> <BR> I don't remember who the chapel architect was, but in many ways it reminds = me of St. Paul's in London. E-mail me privately if you'd like to see a = couple photos of the chapel.<BR> <BR> David in DC</FONT></HTML>   --part1_15a.18f5455c.2b2e9541_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Messiah mit Orgel From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Sun, 15 Dec 2002 18:47:25 -0800       DudelK@aol.com wrote: > > Not sure which list had some postings recently about Messiah > recordings with audible orgel. But today I heard one with lots of > orgel in the Naval Academy Chapel at Annapolis. The organ came through > in the continuo parts nicely, but in some of the big choral sections > we got to hear lots of organ underpinning and augmenting the > orchestral parts.   I once did a performance of "Messiah" with the Prout-Mozart orchestration, in which he (Prout, I think ... not Mozart) has the organ either double or replace the woodwind parts, and adds "big" organ to the climaxes in the choruses. That opening low "D" with the 32' Bombarde in "Worthy Is The Lamb" is FUN (grin). Not authentic, to be SURE, but FUN.   Cheers,   Bud    
(back) Subject: Re: Sunday morning music in church From: "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu> Date: Sun, 15 Dec 2002 21:44:29 -0500   Prelude: Adeste fideles Jeanne Demessieux   Offertory: How Brightly Shines the Morning Star J.L. Krebs (gets my = vote for the best setting of this tune)   Postlude: Noel Louis-Claude Daquin     Randy Runyon Music Director Zion Lutheran Church Hamilton, Ohio runyonr@muohio.edu      
(back) Subject: Re: Orlando for David From: <RMB10@aol.com> Date: Sun, 15 Dec 2002 21:50:43 EST     --part1_1e.4be331c.2b2e9983_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Glenda spoke about the Tellers organ at the Cathedral of St. Luke... I was in Orlando on business last year so I visited several churches to = see the instruments on the Sunday morning that I was there. I had a chance to =   play the Cathedral organ--it was nice, nothing spectacular, but not bad, either. It is supposedly much better than it was, now that it has been rebuilt. St. Paul's Lutheran Church has a 3 manual Ruffatti with a 5 manual console....there are lots of preparations on the instrument for 2 = antiphonal divisions in the front of the church. While it is visually stunning, it's =   typical of the late 70's early 80's sound that Ruffatti had. It's on the bright side and the reeds have plenty of fire. The organist there didn't = use much of the organ when I went to the service there. The most I ever heard =   out of the instrument was Swell 8, 4, 2 with the Great 8' Principal. I = think the organ is somewhere around 60 ranks. First Presbyterian has an recently rebuilt Moller with lots of Allen additions and a new Allen console. I only heard the Allen stuff, as the Moller was out being rebuilt by some company I had never heard of--I think =   they were based somewhere up in Michigan. The Allen sounded good, but it = was still an Allen. The organist there did a fantastic job and of the 3 = churches I visited, was the most interesting service player--good choice of literature, good improvisations, exciting hymn playing. The Catholic Cathedral has a Wicks if I'm not mistaken. There are some = other good instruments in the area--Rollins College has a big Skinner in the chapel. I know that there are some other instruments within a 30-45 = minute drive of Orlando.   Monty Bennett   --part1_1e.4be331c.2b2e9983_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SERIF" = FACE=3D"Times New Roman" LANG=3D"0">Glenda spoke about the Tellers organ = at the Cathedral of St. Luke...<BR> I was in Orlando on business last year so I visited several churches to = see the instruments on the Sunday morning that I was there.&nbsp; I had a = chance to play the Cathedral organ--it was nice, nothing spectacular, but = not bad, either.&nbsp; It is supposedly much better than it was, now that = it has been rebuilt. <BR> St. Paul's Lutheran Church has a 3 manual Ruffatti with a 5 manual = console....there are lots of preparations on the instrument for 2 = antiphonal divisions in the front of the church.&nbsp; While it is = visually stunning, it's typical of the late 70's early 80's sound that = Ruffatti had.&nbsp; It's on the bright side and the reeds have plenty of = fire.&nbsp; The organist there didn't use much of the organ when I went to = the service there.&nbsp; The most I ever heard out of the instrument was = Swell 8, 4, 2 with the Great 8' Principal.&nbsp; I think the organ is = somewhere around 60 ranks.<BR> First Presbyterian has an recently rebuilt Moller with lots of Allen = additions and a new Allen console.&nbsp; I only heard the Allen stuff, as = the Moller was out being rebuilt by some company I had never heard of--I = think they were based somewhere up in Michigan.&nbsp; The Allen sounded = good, but it was still an Allen.&nbsp; The organist there did a fantastic = job and of the 3 churches I visited, was the most interesting service = player--good choice of literature, good improvisations, exciting hymn = playing.<BR> The Catholic Cathedral has a Wicks if I'm not mistaken.&nbsp; There are = some other good instruments in the area--Rollins College has a big Skinner = in the chapel.&nbsp; I know that there are some other instruments within a = 30-45 minute drive of Orlando.<BR> <BR> Monty Bennett</FONT></HTML>   --part1_1e.4be331c.2b2e9983_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Caught up in the music From: <Chicaleee@aol.com> Date: Sun, 15 Dec 2002 22:01:25 EST     --part1_72.2767125a.2b2e9c05_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   TommyLee, I appreciate your post. I will keep on "keeping on" as long as = God needs me. Lee   --part1_72.2767125a.2b2e9c05_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">TommyLee, I appreciate your post.&nbsp; I will = keep on "keeping on" as long as God needs me.&nbsp; Lee</FONT></HTML>   --part1_72.2767125a.2b2e9c05_boundary--