PipeChat Digest #3306 - Wednesday, December 18, 2002
 
Re: PipeChat Digest #3304 - 12/17/02
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
It's that time of year again
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: Grand Pianos
  by "D. Keith Morgan" <aeolian_skinner@yahoo.com>
As I was trying to say....that time of year
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
 

(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #3304 - 12/17/02 From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 07:42:51 +0000 (GMT)   --0-753298666-1040197371=3D:36321 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3Diso-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit     Hello, John is absolutely right......I meant Bernard Rose. But of course, a rose = by any other name etc...... Both charming people! Somewhere in the clouded grey matter, I seem to recall that Barry Rose = started in insurance with the Rank Organisation before pursuing music = seriously. More importantly, the fine "Rushworth & Dreaper" at Guildford is, of = course, based on a Harrison & Harrison organ removed from a Baptist Chapel = in Shipley, West Yorks.....a mere 6 miles from where I live. I do hope that Bene will tell us when he is ten and a quarter years of = age....it makes such a difference at that age! Colin Mitchell (In God's own county, half way up a mountain....frozen, cat = hibernating etc etc) UK John Foss <harfo32@hotmail.com> wrote:Dear list Dare I suggest a correction to Colin Mitchell's post - I imagine Dudley Moore was an organ scholar under Bernard rather than Barry Rose. Barry = Rose started life as a city clerk before taking up the pipes. I knew him in his =   days at Guildford, where he had a very fine choir. I wasn't too keen on = the organ - a 4 manual Rushworth & Dreaper - and when I somewhat tactlessly = told him this he said "Oh, well you won't want to be giving a recital here will =   you!" However, I eventually did - it sounds better from the console! Incidentally Benedict asked me to point out that he is 10 years old, not = 9. There you are Bene - I promised I'd correct it! John Foss From the Home of the Gods, Mount Olympus www.johnfoss.gr         _________________________________________________________________           --------------------------------- With Yahoo! Mail you can get a bigger mailbox -- choose a size that fits = your needs   --0-753298666-1040197371=3D:36321 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3Diso-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit   <P>Hello, <P>John is absolutely right......I meant Bernard Rose. But of course, a = rose by any other name etc......&nbsp;&nbsp; Both charming people! <P>Somewhere in the clouded grey matter, I seem to recall that Barry Rose = started in insurance with the Rank Organisation before pursuing music = seriously. <P>More importantly, the fine "Rushworth &amp; Dreaper" at Guildford is, = of course, based on a Harrison &amp; Harrison organ removed from a Baptist = Chapel in Shipley, West Yorks.....a mere 6 miles from where I live. <P>I do hope that Bene will tell us when he is ten and a quarter years of = age....it makes such a difference at that age! <P>Colin Mitchell (In God's own county, half way up a mountain....frozen, = cat hibernating etc etc) <P>UK <P>&nbsp; <P>&nbsp;<B><I>John Foss &lt;harfo32@hotmail.com&gt;</I></B> wrote: <BLOCKQUOTE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #1010ff 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; = PADDING-LEFT: 5px">Dear list<BR>Dare I suggest a correction to Colin = Mitchell's post - I imagine Dudley <BR>Moore was an organ scholar under = Bernard rather than Barry Rose. Barry Rose <BR>started life as a city = clerk before taking up the pipes. I knew him in his <BR>days at Guildford, = where he had a very fine choir. I wasn't too keen on the <BR>organ - a 4 = manual Rushworth &amp; Dreaper - and when I somewhat tactlessly told = <BR>him this he said "Oh, well you won't want to be giving a recital here = will <BR>you!" However, I eventually did - it sounds better from the = console! <BR>Incidentally Benedict asked me to point out that he is 10 = years old, not 9. <BR>There you are Bene - I promised I'd correct = it!<BR>John Foss<BR>From the Home of the Gods, Mount = Olympus<BR>www.johnfoss.gr<BR><BR><BR><BR><BR>_____________________________= ____________________________________<BR><BR></BLOCKQUOTE><p><p><br><hr = size=3D1><a href=3D"http://u --0-753298666-1040197371=3D:36321--  
(back) Subject: It's that time of year again From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 07:45:31 +0000 (GMT)   --0-818560985-1040197531=3D:31758 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3Diso-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit         --------------------------------- With Yahoo! Mail you can get a bigger mailbox -- choose a size that fits = your needs   --0-818560985-1040197531=3D:31758 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3Diso-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit   <p><p><br><hr size=3D1><a = href=3D"http://uk.yahoo.com/mail/tagline_xtra/?http://uk.docs.yahoo.com/mai= l_storage.html"><b><font face=3D"Arial" size=3D"2">With Yahoo! Mail you = can get a bigger mailbox -- choose a size that fits your = needs</font></b></a><br> --0-818560985-1040197531=3D:31758--  
(back) Subject: Re: Grand Pianos From: "D. Keith Morgan" <aeolian_skinner@yahoo.com> Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2002 23:46:22 -0800 (PST)   Dear Gary:   I saw one of those pianos at a Piano Technicians Guild Convention about five years ago in Alberquerque. Fazioli advertised itself as the largest piano in the world. It is 10 feet 2 inches long. It was very nice and had an excellent tone, but was horrendously expensive. Fazioli has developed a system whereby the touch weight can be adjusted for lighter or heavier touch. This system can be fitted into non-Fazioli pianos.   I think that their cost accounts for the fact that there are very few of them in the United States. When it comes to concerts, Steinway is still the one preferred if a good one is obtainable.   Every year or two, something new and exotic appears from Europe. After the person considering the purchase of one recovers from shock after looking at the price tag, they invariably go back to Steinway.   D. Keith Morgan     --- "G. Deboer" <gdeboer@bluemarble.net> wrote: > The Italians have a new type of piano out, called > Fazioli (spelling ?). > It is supposedly the most expensive piano available, > 100K plus. > I don't know how it compares with the other big > boys, such as Bosendorfer, > Steinway, etc. > Anybody in the group knows who rules the roost ? > > Gary > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> > To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Sent: Tuesday, December 17, 2002 3:45 PM > Subject: Re: Grand Pianos > > > > The 1906 7'8" Bechstein grand in my last parish > was one of the finest > pianos > > I've ever heard, and an absolute joy to play as it > was in 100% excellent > > condition. > > > > For my part, I love the big old German pianos, > too, like Lipp and > > Bosendorfer. > > > > I thinkl it was a Russian piano that Byron Janis > played on that lp issued > so > > many years ago, recorded in Moscow. That piano had > a much more brilliant > > treble than a Steinway when hit hard: in the Liszt > on the recording it's > > amazing. Does anyone know anything about that > piano or its make? > > > > I've never heard an American grand, sadly, though > there may be one or two > > somewhere in NZ. > > > > One of ther worst grand I know is a 9ft Danemann, > made in about 1957. It > was > > bad even when new as I played it a few times then. > > > > I don't like Japanese pianos, generally, as the > sound is, to my ears, > > somewhat "electronic" in sound, and the biggish > Yamaha here in my local > > parish is definitely like that to me, though > others in the parish love it. > > > > I used to know an old 9ft Pleyel. 'Nuff said. > > > > Ross > > > > > > "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 > > > > > "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 >     __________________________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Mail Plus - Powerful. Affordable. Sign up now. http://mailplus.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: As I was trying to say....that time of year From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 07:51:42 +0000 (GMT)   --0-413682216-1040197902=3D:36599 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3Diso-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit     Hello,   I was driving to work in the auto with Classic FM pouring forth its = musical offerings, when for the first time this season, I heard "In the = bleak mid Winter" to the Harold Darke tune........choir of King's College.   What is it about this carol and that tune especially?   There I was, damp eyed, trying to drive in heavy traffic and the whole = world blurred.   It wasn't just the quality of the singing (superb) or the accompaniment = (equally superb).......it's just THAT tune and those words.   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK           --------------------------------- With Yahoo! Mail you can get a bigger mailbox -- choose a size that fits = your needs   --0-413682216-1040197902=3D:36599 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3Diso-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit   <P>Hello,</P> <P>I was driving to work in the auto with Classic FM pouring forth its = musical offerings, when for the first time this season, I heard&nbsp; "In = the bleak mid Winter" to the Harold Darke tune........choir of King's = College.</P> <P>What is it about this carol and that tune especially?</P> <P>There I was, damp eyed, trying to drive in heavy traffic and the whole = world blurred.</P> <P>It wasn't just the quality of the singing (superb) or the accompaniment = (equally superb).......it's just THAT tune and those words. </P> <P>Regards,</P> <P>Colin Mitchell UK</P> <P>&nbsp;</P><p><p><br><hr size=3D1><a = href=3D"http://uk.yahoo.com/mail/tagline_xtra/?http://uk.docs.yahoo.com/mai= l_storage.html"><b><font face=3D"Arial" size=3D"2">With Yahoo! Mail you = can get a bigger mailbox -- choose a size that fits your = needs</font></b></a><br> --0-413682216-1040197902=3D:36599--