PipeChat Digest #3307 - Wednesday, December 18, 2002
 
Grand Pianos
  by "John Jarvis" <jjarvis@attbi.com>
Christmas Preludes
  by <Mark.Harris@fac.lon.ac.uk>
RE: Christmas Preludes
  by "David Smit" <DavidS@astrolabegroup.com>
NYC organ recital Sunday
  by "Christine Hoffman" <ch.hoffman@verizon.net>
Re: Grand Pianos
  by "John Foss" <harfo32@hotmail.com>
RE: Grand Pianos
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
Re: Grand Pianos
  by "jon bertschinger" <jonberts@magiccablepc.com>
Re: Christmas Preludes
  by "Stan Yoder" <vze2myh5@verizon.net>
Re: Grand Pianos
  by "Mattcinnj" <mattcinnj@yahoo.com>
RE: Christmas organ music
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
RE: PipeChat Digest #3305 - 12/18/02
  by "First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois" <kzrev@rr1.net>
RE: PipeChat Digest #3306 - 12/18/02
  by "First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois" <kzrev@rr1.net>
 

(back) Subject: Grand Pianos From: "John Jarvis" <jjarvis@attbi.com> Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 02:08:06 -0800   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_000D_01C2A63A.4E953330 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   I find all of the talk about Grand Pianos quite interesting as I would guess most of us play a little piano in our churches as well as organ. Maybe, it's an East Coast vs. Left Coast thing but most people I know would prefer a New Yamaha grand over a rebuilt Steinway or Mason Hamlin. I've owned all three and have to admit that my Yamaha C7 (7'6") is a real work horse. It came with a rather stiff action and a very bright sound but my favorite local RPT Tuner took care of that in just a couple of sessions. The Steinway that I owned really sounded awful - sounded much better in the store than in my studio. The MH was the most temperamental instrument with keys constantly getting stuck or breaking. My current church has a Yamaha C7 that is the sweetest sounding piano I have ever played and I regularly get to play several Steinway Concert Grand Pianos at the University and else where.   I'd take a new Yamaha over a rebuilt anything everyday of the week.   JJ     ------=3D_NextPart_000_000D_01C2A63A.4E953330 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <html>   <head> <META HTTP-EQUIV=3D3D"Content-Type" CONTENT=3D3D"text/html; =3D charset=3D3Dus-ascii">     <meta name=3D3DGenerator content=3D3D"Microsoft Word 10 (filtered)">   <style> <!-- /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman";} a:link, span.MsoHyperlink {color:blue; text-decoration:underline;} a:visited, span.MsoHyperlinkFollowed {color:purple; text-decoration:underline;} span.EmailStyle17 {font-family:Arial; color:windowtext;} @page Section1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.25in 1.0in 1.25in;} div.Section1 {page:Section1;} --> </style>   </head>   <body lang=3D3DEN-US link=3D3Dblue vlink=3D3Dpurple>   <div class=3D3DSection1>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3D2 face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Arial'>I find all of the talk about Grand Pianos quite =3D interesting as I would guess most of us play a little piano in our churches as well = =3D as organ.&nbsp; Maybe, it&#8217;s an East Coast vs. </span></font><font =3D size=3D3D2 face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Left</span></font><font size=3D3D2 face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'> </span></font><font size=3D3D2 face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Coast</span></font><font size=3D3D2 face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'> thing but most people I know would prefer a New Yamaha grand over a rebuilt =3D Steinway or Mason Hamlin.&nbsp; I&#8217;ve owned all three and have to admit that my = =3D Yamaha C7 (7&#8217;6&#8221;) is a real work horse.&nbsp; It came with a rather = =3D stiff action and a very bright sound but my favorite local RPT Tuner took care = =3D of that in just a couple of sessions.&nbsp; The Steinway that I owned =3D really sounded awful &#8211; sounded much better in the store than in my =3D studio.&nbsp; The MH was the most temperamental instrument with keys constantly =3D getting stuck or breaking. &nbsp;My current church has a Yamaha C7 that is the =3D sweetest sounding piano I have ever played and I regularly get to play several =3D Steinway Concert Grand Pianos at the University and else where.</span></font></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3D2 face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Arial'>I&#8217;d take a new Yamaha over a rebuilt anything =3D everyday of the week.</span></font></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3D2 face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Arial'>JJ</span></font></p>   </div>   </body>   </html>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_000D_01C2A63A.4E953330--    
(back) Subject: Christmas Preludes From: <Mark.Harris@fac.lon.ac.uk> Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 10:06:45 -0000   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C2A67D.2B9B3724 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Two queries: =3D20 (1) Is anybody playing Charles Ives' Adeste Fidelis [sic] in an Organ =3D Prelude? =3D20 (2) Samuel Barber wrote some preludes on Christmas carols. Do they =3D exist in a version for organ? I've only come across a reference to a =3D version for orchestra. =3D20 Season's greetings. =3D20 Mark Harris =3D3D=3D3D=3D3D=3D3D=3D3D=3D3D=3D3D=3D3D=3D3D =3D20   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C2A67D.2B9B3724 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=3D3D"Content-Type" CONTENT=3D3D"text/html; =3D charset=3D3Diso-8859-1">     <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 5.00.2919.6307" name=3D3DGENERATOR></HEAD> <BODY> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2><SPAN = class=3D3D537410310-18122002>Two=3D20 queries:</SPAN></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2><SPAN=3D20 class=3D3D537410310-18122002></SPAN></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2><SPAN = class=3D3D537410310-18122002>(1) Is =3D anybody=3D20 playing Charles Ives' <EM>Adeste Fidelis</EM> [sic] <EM>in an Organ=3D20 Prelude</EM>?</SPAN></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2><SPAN=3D20 class=3D3D537410310-18122002></SPAN></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2><SPAN = class=3D3D537410310-18122002>(2) =3D Samuel Barber=3D20 wrote some preludes on Christmas carols.&nbsp; Do they&nbsp;exist in a =3D version=3D20 for organ?&nbsp;&nbsp;I've only come across a reference to a version for = =3D   orchestra.</SPAN></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2><SPAN=3D20 class=3D3D537410310-18122002></SPAN></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2><SPAN =3D class=3D3D537410310-18122002>Season's=3D20 greetings.</SPAN></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2><SPAN=3D20 class=3D3D537410310-18122002></SPAN></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2><SPAN = class=3D3D537410310-18122002>Mark=3D20 Harris</SPAN></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2><SPAN=3D20 class=3D3D537410310-18122002>=3D3D=3D3D=3D3D=3D3D=3D3D=3D3D=3D3D=3D3D=3D3D<= /SPAN></FONT></DIV=3D > <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2><SPAN=3D20 class=3D3D537410310-18122002>&nbsp;</SPAN></FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C2A67D.2B9B3724--  
(back) Subject: RE: Christmas Preludes From: "David Smit" <DavidS@astrolabegroup.com> Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 12:04:38 +0200   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.   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C2A67C.E02FCDE0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1"   Hi, In reply to you questions: 1. Yes 2. Haven't a clue, but would love to see them if they do David Smit   -----Original Message----- From: Mark.Harris@fac.lon.ac.uk [mailto:Mark.Harris@fac.lon.ac.uk] Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2002 12:07 PM To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: Christmas Preludes     Two queries: (1) Is anybody playing Charles Ives' Adeste Fidelis [sic] in an Organ Prelude? (2) Samuel Barber wrote some preludes on Christmas carols. Do they exist = in a version for organ? I've only come across a reference to a version for orchestra. Season's greetings. Mark Harris =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D     ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C2A67C.E02FCDE0 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1"   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META HTTP-EQUIV=3D"Content-Type" CONTENT=3D"text/html; = charset=3Diso-8859-1">     <META content=3D"MSHTML 5.00.2919.6307" name=3DGENERATOR></HEAD> <BODY> <DIV><FONT color=3D#0000ff face=3DArial size=3D2><SPAN class=3D280181310-18122002>Hi,</SPAN></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#0000ff face=3DArial size=3D2><SPAN class=3D280181310-18122002></SPAN></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#0000ff face=3DArial size=3D2><SPAN = class=3D280181310-18122002>In reply to you questions:</SPAN></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#0000ff face=3DArial size=3D2><SPAN class=3D280181310-18122002></SPAN></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#0000ff face=3DArial size=3D2><SPAN = class=3D280181310-18122002>1. Yes</SPAN></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#0000ff face=3DArial size=3D2><SPAN class=3D280181310-18122002></SPAN></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#0000ff face=3DArial size=3D2><SPAN = class=3D280181310-18122002>2. Haven't a clue, but would love to see them if they do</SPAN></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#0000ff face=3DArial size=3D2><SPAN class=3D280181310-18122002></SPAN></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#0000ff face=3DArial size=3D2><SPAN = class=3D280181310-18122002>David Smit</SPAN></FONT></DIV> <BLOCKQUOTE style=3D"MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px"> <DIV align=3Dleft class=3DOutlookMessageHeader dir=3Dltr><FONT = face=3DTahoma size=3D2>-----Original Message-----<BR><B>From:</B> = Mark.Harris@fac.lon.ac.uk [mailto:Mark.Harris@fac.lon.ac.uk]<BR><B>Sent:</B> Wednesday, December = 18, 2002 12:07 PM<BR><B>To:</B> pipechat@pipechat.org<BR><B>Subject:</B> = Christmas Preludes<BR><BR></DIV></FONT> <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2><SPAN class=3D537410310-18122002>Two queries:</SPAN></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2><SPAN class=3D537410310-18122002></SPAN></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2><SPAN class=3D537410310-18122002>(1) Is = anybody playing Charles Ives' <EM>Adeste Fidelis</EM> [sic] <EM>in an Organ Prelude</EM>?</SPAN></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2><SPAN class=3D537410310-18122002></SPAN></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2><SPAN class=3D537410310-18122002>(2) = Samuel Barber wrote some preludes on Christmas carols.&nbsp; Do they&nbsp;exist in a = version for organ?&nbsp;&nbsp;I've only come across a reference to a version for =   orchestra.</SPAN></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2><SPAN class=3D537410310-18122002></SPAN></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2><SPAN = class=3D537410310-18122002>Season's greetings.</SPAN></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2><SPAN class=3D537410310-18122002></SPAN></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2><SPAN class=3D537410310-18122002>Mark Harris</SPAN></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2><SPAN = class=3D537410310-18122002>=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D</SPAN></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2><SPAN = class=3D537410310-18122002>&nbsp;</SPAN></FONT></DIV></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></= HTML>   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C2A67C.E02FCDE0--  
(back) Subject: NYC organ recital Sunday From: "Christine Hoffman" <ch.hoffman@verizon.net> Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 06:20:45 -0500   SACRED MUSIC IN A SACRED SPACE Presents Nancianne Parrella Associate Organist of the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola   Sunday, December 22, 2002 at 5:00 pm Church of St. Ignatius Loyola 980 Park Avenue at 84th Street   PROGRAM   J.S. Bach: Fuga sopra il Magnificat, BWV 733 Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659 Pastorale in F, BWV 590 Louis-Claude Daquin: Noel VIII Etranger, sur les jeux d=92Anches sans tremblant et an duo Jeanne Demessieux: Chorale Preludes on Gregorian Themes, op. 8 Virgil Thomson: Pastorale on a Christmas Plainsong, Divinum Mysterium Johann Pachelbel: Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her C=E9sar Franck: Pastorale, op. 19 Jean Langlais: La Nativit=E9 Settings of In Dulci Jubilo by Johann Michael Bach, Marcel Dupr=E9, and JohannSebastian Bach   Sacred Music in a Sacred Space presents the third of a series of organ recitals celebrating the N.P. Mander organ=92s 10th anniversary at St. Ignatius Loyola during the 2002-2003 season. On Sunday, December 22, 2002 at 5:00 pm, Nancianne Parrella, Associate Organist at St. Ignatius, will offer a special holiday recital of works by Bach, Pachelbel, Demessieux, Thomson, Franck, and Langlais. Ms. Parrella is a member of the faculty at Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, New Jersey. There she collaborates with director Joseph Flummerfelt is accompanist and assistant director of the renowned Westminster Choir and accompanist for the Westminster Symphonic Choir.   The acclaimed Mander organ at St. Ignatius Loyola, inaugurated in 1993, "... has attracted the attention and won the admiration of music lovers from all around the world.=94 (National Public Radio). The Church of St. Ignatius Loyola provides an ideal setting for organ music; located on Park Avenue at 84th Street, the church is renowned for its visual splendor and beautiful acoustics.   Tickets at the door are $20 or $15 for seniors and students. Advance- sale tickets are $15, $12 for seniors and students. Seating for the concert is general admission. Tickets may be purchased at the Church Parish House, 980 Park Avenue between 83rd and 84th Streets, any day between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., by phone at (212) 288-2520, or online at www.saintignatiusloyola.org.   For more information, contact Christine Hoffman at music@saintignatiusloyola.org    
(back) Subject: Re: Grand Pianos From: "John Foss" <harfo32@hotmail.com> Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 11:36:13 +0000   Sorry Ross had a bad experience with a Danemann Grand Piano - I bought a Danemann upright in the January Sales at Harrods in the days before it became an Egyptian Bazaar and it was an excellent piano. A friend of mine, =   concert pianist Philip Fowke, who was the adviser on pianos to the Royal Festival Hall, said he was quite happy practising on it, and also spoke = well of the Yamaha electronic pianos - he has given concerts on them. As BBC Piano competition prizewinner and regular broadcaster on both TV and Radio = I respect his judgement. I had a Samick, but the tone was a bit hard and I sold it and bought a Yamaha Clavinova I actually much prefer the Clavinova = - and no tuning problems. Oh yes, and with the MIDI coupling there is a magnificent French sounding full organ with 32 pedal reed! So that gives = me two 32' pedal reeds! John Foss   www.johnfoss.gr         _________________________________________________________________ The new MSN 8: advanced junk mail protection and 2 months FREE* http://join.msn.com/?page=3Dfeatures/junkmail    
(back) Subject: RE: Grand Pianos From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 07:08:42 -0600   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_000F_01C2A664.52AE4BD0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   I hate to add a "me, too" to John Jarvis' post, but I bought a new grand for my home a year and a half ago. I tried several, and sat at the keyboard in a studio with two Steinways, one new and a gorgeous one from the late 1920s or 30s that had just been totally rebuilt, and a new Yamaha. I could have what I wanted, but chose the Yamaha for the sound and touch over the Steinway, and it was half the price. Same thing for the church three or four years ago, and when I was on the committee at a Baptist church in my college days.     I drive Hondas over BMWs for the same reason - the former does exactly what I want better than the more expensive models. I have been bad to buy Panasonics and Sonys in the past also.     Glenda Sutton   gksjd85@direcway.com     JJ     ------=3D_NextPart_000_000F_01C2A664.52AE4BD0 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <html>   <head> <META HTTP-EQUIV=3D3D"Content-Type" CONTENT=3D3D"text/html; =3D charset=3D3Dus-ascii">     <meta name=3D3DGenerator content=3D3D"Microsoft Word 10 (filtered)">   <style> <!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:"Footlight MT Light"; panose-1:2 4 6 2 6 3 10 2 3 4;} @font-face {font-family:"Colonna MT"; panose-1:4 2 8 5 6 2 2 3 2 3;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman";} p.MsoEnvelopeReturn, li.MsoEnvelopeReturn, div.MsoEnvelopeReturn {margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Footlight MT Light";} a:link, span.MsoHyperlink {color:blue; text-decoration:underline;} a:visited, span.MsoHyperlinkFollowed {color:purple; text-decoration:underline;} p.MsoAutoSig, li.MsoAutoSig, div.MsoAutoSig {margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman";} span.emailstyle17 {font-family:Arial; color:windowtext;} span.EmailStyle19 {font-family:Arial; color:blue; font-weight:normal; font-style:normal; text-decoration:none none;} @page Section1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.25in 1.0in 1.25in;} div.Section1 {page:Section1;} --> </style>   </head>   <body lang=3D3DEN-US link=3D3Dblue vlink=3D3Dpurple>   <div class=3D3DSection1>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3D3 color=3D3Dblue = face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size: 12.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:blue'>I hate to add a &#8220;me, =3D too&#8221; to John Jarvis&#8217; post, but I bought a new grand for my home a year and = =3D a half ago.&nbsp; I tried several, and sat at the keyboard in a studio with two Steinways, one new and a gorgeous one from the late 1920s or 30s that =3D had just been totally rebuilt, and a new Yamaha.&nbsp; I could have what I =3D wanted, but chose the Yamaha for the sound and touch over the Steinway, and it was half =3D the price.&nbsp; Same thing for the church three or four years ago, and when = =3D I was on the committee at a Baptist church in my college days.&nbsp; =3D </span></font></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3D3 color=3D3Dblue = face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size: 12.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:blue'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3D3 color=3D3Dblue = face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size: 12.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:blue'>I drive Hondas over BMWs for the =3D same reason &#8211; the former does exactly what I want better than the more expensive models.&nbsp; I have been bad to buy Panasonics and Sonys in =3D the past also.</span></font></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3D3 color=3D3Dblue = face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size: 12.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:blue'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>   <div>   <p class=3D3DMsoAutoSig><font size=3D3D3 color=3D3Dblue face=3D3D"Colonna = =3D MT"><span style=3D3D'font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Colonna =3D MT";color:blue'>Glenda</span></font><font color=3D3Dblue face=3D3D"Colonna MT"><span style=3D3D'font-family:"Colonna = =3D MT";color:blue'> Sutton</span></font></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoAutoSig><font size=3D3D3 color=3D3Dblue face=3D3D"Colonna = =3D MT"><span style=3D3D'font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Colonna =3D MT";color:blue'>gksjd85@direcway.com</span></font></p>   </div>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3D3 color=3D3Dblue = face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size: 12.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:blue'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal style=3D3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D3D2 =3D face=3D3DArial><span style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>JJ</span></font></p>   </div>   </body>   </html>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_000F_01C2A664.52AE4BD0--      
(back) Subject: Re: Grand Pianos From: "jon bertschinger" <jonberts@magiccablepc.com> Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 07:18:23 -0600   Sony stereo stuff here too...but I drive a Chevy, and my two pianos are Hazelton and Knabe....both from the 1860's....just did buy an older Baldwin Hamilton to pound on though...will pick up after the first of the year...just what I need...more pianos, or maybe another stray cat or raccoon or skunk or....   to keep this about organs though, we just recently did some major tuning where an "unauthorized" person entered the chamber to tear up the floor and run "bolt's" through a wall to the out of doors. The mixtures were no where near the floor or the working area, yet all the tuning collars were pushed down. Nothing like spending an extra hour at what could have been a 3hr job.   Jon  
(back) Subject: Re: Christmas Preludes From: "Stan Yoder" <vze2myh5@verizon.net> Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 09:21:27 -0500   1) Have done it in the past   2) Barber himself transcribed "Silent Night" for organ, from his 'Die = Natali', G. Schirmer, 1961   Also, variations on 'Wondrous Love', also GS.   Stan Yoder Pittsburgh  
(back) Subject: Re: Grand Pianos From: "Mattcinnj" <mattcinnj@yahoo.com> Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 06:49:44 -0800 (PST)   Hi All,   I have a Bechstein Concert Grand that I bought about 10 years ago (new). Last time I checked it retailed for $125K. It was one of the last pianos made with Ivory keys and was made in the late 80's.   Matt   __________________________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Mail Plus - Powerful. Affordable. Sign up now. http://mailplus.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: RE: Christmas organ music From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 15:48:44 +0000 (GMT)   --0-244273530-1040226524=3D:88242 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3Diso-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit     Hello,   One of my favourite organ pieces (unfortunately not suitable for the organ = I play) is "La Nativite" by Jean Langlais, which I first heard played = beautifully on an LP of Virgil Fox when I was about 14.   I always think that it has more than a passing resemblance to Gershwin's = "Fascinating Rhythm" in parts.   Anyone playing it?   I also came across an "Adeste Fidelis" thing by Lemare, but decided that = it was a lot of hard work for "once a year".   Curious.......we have as many carols as there are stars in the sky, but = not a LOT of organ music is associated with Christmas.   I shall doubtless play the congregations favourite at Midnight Mass, THAT = silly Toccata by Widor. Good thing is, they know it's Christmas when I = play it, they regard it as a treat and they THINK I may even have = practised.........."Ship of fools" or what?   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK           --------------------------------- With Yahoo! Mail you can get a bigger mailbox -- choose a size that fits = your needs   --0-244273530-1040226524=3D:88242 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3Diso-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit   <P>Hello,</P> <P>One of my favourite organ pieces (unfortunately not suitable for the = organ I play) is "La Nativite" by Jean Langlais, which I first heard = played beautifully on an LP&nbsp;of Virgil Fox when I was about 14.</P> <P>I always think that it has more than a passing resemblance to = Gershwin's "Fascinating Rhythm" in parts.</P> <P>Anyone playing it?</P> <P>I also came across an "Adeste Fidelis" thing by Lemare, but decided = that it was a lot of hard work for "once a year".</P> <P>Curious.......we have as many carols as there are stars in the sky, but = not a LOT of organ music is associated with Christmas.</P> <P>I shall doubtless play the congregations favourite at Midnight Mass, = THAT silly Toccata by Widor. Good thing is, they know it's Christmas when = I play it, they regard it as a treat and they THINK I may even have = practised.........."Ship of fools" or what?</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> --0-244273530-1040226524=3D:88242--  
(back) Subject: RE: PipeChat Digest #3305 - 12/18/02 From: "First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois" <kzrev@rr1.net> Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 10:01:23 -0600   Several responses:   1. I think that Smithsonian Chickering CD is still in print............I'll have to get it out and post the details.   2. Yes, the Chickering name was bought out. I wouldn't give two cents for most newer Chickerings.......our church had a mid sixties small grand Chickering donated to us; the action was terrible; the technician said it needed about $900 worth of tonal finishing, omitted when built in an effort to be cost competitive........and most of that size were sold as pieces of furniture, not musical instruments.   3. I've got an octave of zinc pipes I'll have to wash.........they were stored in a barn for 30 years.   4. George Nelson's OUSCDB lists most Mollers; if you query him with a specific opus, he can tell you what the record shows; he also does updates as he gets them.   Dennis Steckley   Ich liebe meine Katzen        
(back) Subject: RE: PipeChat Digest #3306 - 12/18/02 From: "First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois" <kzrev@rr1.net> Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 10:04:14 -0600   Not familiar with that tune........only Holst's, which I find very moving to that text.   Dennis Steckley   Ich liebe meine Katzen   -----Original Message----- Subject: As I was trying to say....that time of year From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> 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?