PipeChat Digest #3303 - Monday, December 16, 2002
 
Advent III
  by <Chicaleee@aol.com>
Re: Meep! Meep! (was "Saturday night binge")
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Chickering grands
  by "First Christian Church of Casey, IL" <kzrev@rr1.net>
Sunday Morning Music
  by <Chicaleee@aol.com>
Re: Sunday morning music in church
  by <Chicaleee@aol.com>
Re: rebuilt piano (was muzik and foods)
  by <Chicaleee@aol.com>
Practice organ- for Christmas!
  by "John Nisbet" <oberlingerusa@msn.com>
Re:Choral Conferences?
  by <l2nn@juno.com>
Re: Chickering grands
  by <Gfc234@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Advent III From: <Chicaleee@aol.com> Date: Sun, 15 Dec 2002 22:17:06 EST     --part1_192.12675ed9.2b2e9fb2_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Actually, our Sunday morning went very well, despite not having one of the =   hymns. The Music Director prepares folders for the accompanists with all = the music in order, however, he left out one. Luckily the pianist and I both improvised in the same key on the same chords. Just as I was preparing to =   end the Postlude, a flock (about 10) men approached the organ and = proceeded to unplug and move it. Again luckily I have all the presets memorized, or =   change them at will. Everything was moved from the podium to move in the sets for the Christmas Program, of which I am not a part. They are using taped accompaniment, and since I don't sing, since the surgery on my neck when the doctor went through my throat, clipping a vocal cord, I took the night off. I would probably sing accompaniment, if I were to try, anyway. = We have been rehearsing since September. (A Swingin' Christmas by Don = Marsh) Next year the Music Director promises to do a community chorale of The Messiah. I will probably be "called on the carpet" for not attending tonight, but I have been down with "flu-like symptoms" all week. I = "opened" the organ up to full volume this morning for the last 2 lines of the Postlude, and someone said "that sounds just like a pipe organ." I think = they meant loud. (Give me a break). It is an Allen 300C. Lee   --part1_192.12675ed9.2b2e9fb2_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">Actually, our Sunday morning went very well, = despite not having one of the hymns.&nbsp; The Music Director prepares = folders for the accompanists with all the music in order, however, he left = out one.&nbsp; Luckily the pianist and I both improvised in the same key = on the same chords.&nbsp; Just as I was preparing to end the Postlude, a = flock (about 10) men approached the organ and proceeded to unplug and move = it.&nbsp; Again luckily I have all the presets memorized, or change them = at will.&nbsp; Everything was moved from the podium to move in the sets = for the Christmas Program, of which I am not a part.&nbsp; They are using = taped accompaniment, and since I don't sing, since the surgery on my neck = when the doctor went through my throat, clipping a vocal cord, I took the = night off.&nbsp; I would probably sing accompaniment, if I were to try, = anyway.&nbsp; We have been rehearsing since September.&nbsp;   --part1_192.12675ed9.2b2e9fb2_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Meep! Meep! (was "Saturday night binge") From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Sun, 15 Dec 2002 22:18:25 EST     --part1_14.4bf0984.2b2ea001_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Dear Chatters:   These scenarios would work well in a Dudley Moore movie. He was really talented, a world class player and a fine comedic actor. He will be missed.   Ron   --part1_14.4bf0984.2b2ea001_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">Dear Chatters:<BR> <BR> These scenarios would work well in a Dudley Moore movie.<BR> He was really talented, a world class player and a fine<BR> comedic actor. He will be missed.<BR> <BR> Ron</FONT></HTML>   --part1_14.4bf0984.2b2ea001_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Chickering grands From: "First Christian Church of Casey, IL" <kzrev@rr1.net> Date: Sun, 15 Dec 2002 22:40:22 -0600   I'm convinced that NOTHING beats that thundering, rumbling bass of an old Chickering grand......it is an absolutely thrilling sound!   Dennis Steckley    
(back) Subject: Sunday Morning Music From: <Chicaleee@aol.com> Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2002 00:20:20 EST     --part1_f5.26ad3531.2b2ebc94_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Advent III For the Prelude I did a medley of: Lo How A Rose, He Shall Feed His Flock (from The Messiah) and He is Born. = As I have new cards for the card reader (Allen 300C), I used bells and = chimes, which sound amazingly good for electronic. I used the harp for God So = Loved The World, during the lighting of the Advent Candle. The Hymns were: Emmanuel, To God Be the Glory, Gentle Mary Laid Her Head, and Sanctuary. = My Postlude was Praise The Lord Most Holy, by Saint Saens. (that's where I opened the organ up and made it sound like a "pipe organ," some one said. =   lol. Lee   --part1_f5.26ad3531.2b2ebc94_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">Advent III<BR> For the Prelude I did a medley of:<BR> Lo How A Rose, He Shall Feed His Flock (from The Messiah) and He is = Born.&nbsp; As I have new cards for the card reader (Allen 300C), I used = bells and chimes, which sound amazingly good for electronic.&nbsp; I used = the harp for God So Loved The World, during the lighting of the Advent = Candle.&nbsp; The Hymns were: Emmanuel, To God Be the Glory, Gentle Mary = Laid Her Head, and Sanctuary.&nbsp; My Postlude was Praise The Lord Most = Holy, by Saint Saens.&nbsp; (that's where I opened the organ up and made = it sound like a "pipe organ," some one said.&nbsp; lol.&nbsp; = Lee</FONT></HTML>   --part1_f5.26ad3531.2b2ebc94_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Sunday morning music in church From: <Chicaleee@aol.com> Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2002 00:22:10 EST     --part1_66.2ba88839.2b2ebd02_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Oh, Yes, we did "Go Tell it On the Mountain" as our closing song. Lee   --part1_66.2ba88839.2b2ebd02_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">Oh, Yes, we did "Go Tell it On the Mountain" as = our closing song.&nbsp; Lee</FONT></HTML>   --part1_66.2ba88839.2b2ebd02_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: rebuilt piano (was muzik and foods) From: <Chicaleee@aol.com> Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2002 01:28:29 EST     --part1_21.28cc3a58.2b2ecc8d_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 12/15/2002 7:24:01 PM Central Standard Time, RMaryman@aol.com writes:   > > 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   If any of those, get a Steinway. I have not played a Chickering I liked. (although the one I had as a child was one) I now have a 25 year old = Kawai that I love. It sounds better than the Yamaha grand at church. (Yamaha's =   are sturdy and built for practice rooms). But my Kawai has a a gentle = touch, and a lovely bass. Everyone who plays it falls in love with it. Lee   --part1_21.28cc3a58.2b2ecc8d_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 12/15/2002 7:24:01 PM Central = Standard Time, RMaryman@aol.com writes:<BR> <BR> <BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px"><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><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" style=3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: = #ffffff" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D"arial" LANG=3D"0"> = </BLOCKQUOTE><BR> </FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" style=3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" = SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"><BR> If any of those, get a Steinway.&nbsp; I have not played a Chickering I = liked. (although the one I had as a child was one)&nbsp; I now have a 25 = year old Kawai that I love.&nbsp; It sounds better than the Yamaha grand = at church.&nbsp; (Yamaha's are sturdy and built for practice rooms).&nbsp; = But my Kawai has a a gentle touch, and a lovely bass.&nbsp; Everyone who = plays it falls in love with it.&nbsp; Lee</FONT></HTML>   --part1_21.28cc3a58.2b2ecc8d_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Practice organ- for Christmas! From: "John Nisbet" <oberlingerusa@msn.com> Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2002 01:33:38 -0500   Hello all:   I just wanted to pass along the news about the new Oberlinger Practice Organ. These new organs have 6 or 7 stops on two manuals and pedal, are designed so that virtually all literature can be practiced. The best part = is that there is a special introductory price offered through December 31, 2002! Details are found at:   http://www.oberlinger.com/e-frame_practice_organ.htm     Best regards,   John Nisbet                
(back) Subject: Re:Choral Conferences? From: <l2nn@juno.com> Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2002 00:59:52 -0800   Does anyone know of web sites where I can find a listing of choral conferences? Or do you know of actual conferences? I live in Northern California near San Francisco.   My purpose is to help a local composer expose more people to his sacred compositions for choir and organ (sometimes plus handbells) which has received rave reviews in the local community. He also composes some secular works such as musicals. He is also an excellent librettist for his sacred works. He works in an Episcopal setting.   Lynn  
(back) Subject: Re: Chickering grands From: <Gfc234@aol.com> Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2002 04:25:47 EST     --part1_144.536fce5.2b2ef61b_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   i have a 1918--you are right--the stiff action leaves something to be = desired though.   --part1_144.536fce5.2b2ef61b_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>i have a 1918--you are = right--the stiff action leaves something to be desired = though.</FONT></HTML>   --part1_144.536fce5.2b2ef61b_boundary--