PipeChat Digest #3308 - Wednesday, December 18, 2002
 
Re: Christmas Preludes
  by "Tom Hoehn" <thoehn@theatreorgans.com>
Re: Grand Pianos
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Astin-Wight Pianos
  by "First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois" <kzrev@rr1.net>
Re: Christmas Preludes
  by "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu>
Nancianne Parrella - Organ & Brass - THE BEST EVER!
  by "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net>
RE: Christmas Preludes
  by "Samuel Metzger" <samuel.metzger@christpreschurch.org>
Re: Christmas Preludes
  by "Henry Glass" <henry@melbay.com>
Re: Moller Opus List
  by "MARAUDER" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu>
Re: Astin-Wight Pianos
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Christmas Preludes
  by <ProOrgo53@aol.com>
Re: Astin-Wight Pianos
  by "jon bertschinger" <jonberts@magiccablepc.com>
Re: Grand Pianos
  by <Chicaleee@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Christmas Preludes From: "Tom Hoehn" <thoehn@theatreorgans.com> Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 11:26:39 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_001A_01C2A688.557E5160 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   I'll be playing the Ive's at 2 services on Christmas eve along with lots = =3D of other goodies to be determined at a later time. Tom Hoehn, Organist Tampa Theatre, Tampa, FL Roaring 20's Pizza & Pipes (substitute) First United Methodist Church, Clearwater, FL CFTOS/Manasota/OATOS/HiloBay/CIC-ATOS http://theatreorgans.com/tomhoehn   ----- Original Message -----=3D20 From: Mark.Harris@fac.lon.ac.uk=3D20 To: pipechat@pipechat.org=3D20 Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2002 5:06 AM Subject: Christmas Preludes     Two queries:   (1) Is anybody playing Charles Ives' Adeste Fidelis [sic] in an Organ = =3D Prelude?   (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.   Season's greetings.   Mark Harris =3D3D=3D3D=3D3D=3D3D=3D3D=3D3D=3D3D=3D3D=3D3D   ------=3D_NextPart_000_001A_01C2A688.557E5160 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=3D3DContent-Type content=3D3D"text/html; =3D charset=3D3Diso-8859-1"> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 6.00.2800.1126" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>I'll be playing the Ive's at 2 = services =3D on=3D20 Christmas eve along with lots of other goodies to be determined at a =3D later=3D20 time.</FONT></DIV> <DIV>Tom Hoehn, Organist<BR>Tampa Theatre, Tampa, FL<BR>Roaring 20's =3D Pizza &amp;=3D20 Pipes (substitute)<BR>First United Methodist Church, Clearwater,=3D20 FL<BR>CFTOS/Manasota/OATOS/HiloBay/CIC-ATOS<BR><A=3D20 href=3D3D"http://theatreorgans.com/tomhoehn">http://theatreorgans.com/tomho= =3D ehn</A><BR></DIV> <BLOCKQUOTE dir=3D3Dltr=3D20 style=3D3D"PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; =3D BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px"> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial">----- Original Message ----- </DIV> <DIV=3D20 style=3D3D"BACKGROUND: #e4e4e4; FONT: 10pt arial; font-color: =3D black"><B>From:</B>=3D20 <A title=3D3DMark.Harris@fac.lon.ac.uk=3D20 =3D href=3D3D"mailto:Mark.Harris@fac.lon.ac.uk">Mark.Harris@fac.lon.ac.uk</A> = =3D </DIV> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>To:</B> <A =3D title=3D3Dpipechat@pipechat.org=3D20 href=3D3D"mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org">pipechat@pipechat.org</A> </DIV> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Sent:</B> Wednesday, December 18, = =3D 2002 5:06=3D20 AM</DIV> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Subject:</B> Christmas =3D Preludes</DIV> <DIV><BR></DIV> <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) =3D Is 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 =3D for=3D20 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 =3D   Harris</SPAN></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2><SPAN=3D20 =3D class=3D3D537410310-18122002>=3D3D=3D3D=3D3D=3D3D=3D3D=3D3D=3D3D=3D3D=3D3D</SPAN></FONT></DIV=3D > <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2><SPAN=3D20 =3D class=3D3D537410310-18122002></SPAN></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY>= =3D </HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_001A_01C2A688.557E5160--      
(back) Subject: Re: Grand Pianos From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 11:39:17 EST     --part1_126.1d4d4160.2b31feb5_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Dear Keith:   I saw several Fazioli pianos at the Anaheim NAMM show last January. They were each one of a kind and beautiful. They really put a lot of effort into inlays and case work. As I remember the keyboards were extended at the bass end providing more lower bass notes beyond low AAA. NAMM is open to dealers only and not to the general public. I always felt that it should be open to everybody, but they like preaching to the choir.   Ron Severin   --part1_126.1d4d4160.2b31feb5_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 Keith:<BR> <BR> I saw several Fazioli pianos at the Anaheim NAMM show<BR> last January. They were each one of a kind and beautiful.<BR> They really put a lot of effort into inlays and case work.<BR> As I remember the keyboards were extended at the<BR> bass end providing more lower bass notes beyond low AAA.<BR> NAMM is open to dealers only and not to the general public.<BR> I always felt that it should be open to everybody, but they like<BR> preaching to the choir.<BR> <BR> Ron Severin</FONT></HTML>   --part1_126.1d4d4160.2b31feb5_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Astin-Wight Pianos From: "First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois" <kzrev@rr1.net> Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 10:52:50 -0600   Anybody ever seen/heard/played an Astin-Wight piano? They have a good reputation as a small American builder of fine pianos. Their "American Grand," as I recall from reading, has the top hinged the other way from standard, and also, I believe, is squared off, not rounded in the case. I'd love to hear first hand information about them.   But my piano is, of all things, a 1936 Winter studio piano; however, I love it. Had the bass restrung about 15 years ago. It has a wonderful, responsive action, and just barks right out there with a bright sound.   And it goes well with my 1936 Moeller Artiste; for me 1936 was a good year for musical instruments!   Dennis Steckley   Ich liebe meine Katzen        
(back) Subject: Re: Christmas Preludes From: "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu> Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 11:53:52 -0500   I too would like to know what others are playing around Christmas. Sunday I'll go with Richard Purvis: Carol Rhapsody for the prelude, Greensleeves for the offertory, and Carillon on Puer Nobis for the postlude. I'm thinking of playing Leroy Anderson's Christmas Fantasy from a piano reduction of the orchestra score for the Christmas Eve 7:30 service = prelude; the 10:30 Christmas Eve service prelude will be my arrangement for bell choir of something I call "Twelve Tunes of Christmas" (includes the chestnut roasting song at the same time as, alternately, Joy to the World, Hark the Herald, and Silent Night).     Randy Runyon Music Director Zion Lutheran Church Hamilton, Ohio runyonr@muohio.edu      
(back) Subject: Nancianne Parrella - Organ & Brass - THE BEST EVER! From: "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net> Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 11:57:26 -0500   An Organ and Brass Concert, Nancianne Parrella, Organist, Kent Tritle, Conductor. St. Ignatius Loyola Church, New York City, November 14, 2001   Dear Lists and Friends,   I was at this concert a bit over a year ago, and was convinced that it was without doubt the finest concert for Organ and Brass I had ever heard. Living proof of that is now available. A long-contemplated recording of = the event, entitled Jubilations, is now published and available on the = church's AMDG label - Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam, To the Greater Glory of God, the = Jesuit motto. Here is what I heard, and what you can now hear too:   Louis Vierne - Marche Triomphale, Opus 46. Written in 1921 and premiered = by Vierne at Notre Dame, it was later performed by his pupil Nadia Boulanger, and in 1924, it was heard at a ceremony opening the 1924 Olympic Games. It is just that sort of heroic stuff, and what an opening piece for this concert. I had the wonderful feeling of sound, the great Organ, fabulous Brass and percussion, all washing over me. I thought I did not want it to stop, but there was much more to come. One wonders how many other times, = if any, music for the opening of Olympic Games involved the Pipe Organ. = Perhaps only in France is this possible.   Next, three pieces, "Three Jubilations" by Peter Eben: 1. Prelude on <Asperges Me>, 2. Chorale: Vigilanter Melodium (a Czech melody), and 3. Postludium on <Ite missa est>, incredibly inventive rhythmically, as expected, and beautifully lyrical at the same time. Thanks to Nancianne, = the always-innovative programmer, for bringing these to us. But wait . . . = there 's more!   Sir Arthur Bliss, who died in 1975, was Master of the Queen's Music, but = if that conjures up images of bland fanfares and comfy hasty pudding, do = forget it. This is six minutes of a great flourish, with three Trombones and = three Trumpets, six of the very best Brass players around, plus percussion, the big Organ, and the "St. Ignatius effect," that stunning 1898 original acoustic. The sonic spread of the six Brass instruments, when let out full bore, was really wonderfully overwhelming.   Here followed a work familiar to most of us, the Feierlicher Einzug of Richard Strauss, the "Solemn Entry of the Knights of the Order of St. = John," and wonderful it was to hear it in this place, with this Organ, and with subtle but powerful Brass and Percussion.   I cannot deny being old enough to remember dear Louie White (1921-1979), = who was a beatific presence in the New York church and choral music scene. He was a soloist for Vernon deTar at Church of the Ascension, and also, for a time, conducted the Greenwich (CT) Choral Society, and I knew him in both those roles. Both choirs had the privilege of performing and occasionally giving premiere performances of Louie's works, and I was around for many = of those. His music is sadly and unjustifiably neglected, and Nancianne and Kent Tritle deserve thanks for doing this bit of missionary work, in the presentation of this "Introduction and Chorale." The work, the longest on this program, by the way, at 11 minutes, was written for Leonard Raver, = whom I also remember. Leonard commissioned and premiered many works by = composers of the time, and, in fact, prepared this work, heard this evening, for publication after Louie White's death. In Cleveland Kersh's always superb program notes, both for the concert, and revised for this recording, he quotes Kent Tritle, who remembers hearing Leonard Raver play "Introduction and Chorale" at Juilliard graduations in Tully Hall over the years.   An Organ solo! I think by this time in the proceedings, six sets of lips needed a little break, and the soothing Vierne Berceuse from the 24 pieces was the perfect balm. So beautiful, and so beautifully played - of course.   Widor, <Salvum Fac Populum Tuum> Opus 84. "Save thy people (and bless = thine inheritance)" - Psalm 28. Well, I guess the Lord *had* saved his people = from the ravages of the First World War. Widor wrote the piece, and then had to wait a year or two for the war to end. When it did, he presided over a great service of thanksgiving at Notre Dame, and <Salvum Fac> had its first performance on that occasion - in 1918. It is something of a quirky piece, rather fragmented, but has wonderful glorious moments, and comes to a magnificent ending, and I think, given the context, was probably truly moving on the occasion.   Well, what an ending! The Introduction and Allegro from the Guilmant 1st Symphony (for Organ and Orchestra, built upon the music of the First Organ Sonata). The Organ part is big virtuosic stuff, and the energy level = hardly lets up. We were hearing William Gudger's effective arrangement, adding Brass and Percussion to the Organ part of this work. It was just totally fabulous, and hearing those "rumble strips" we usually hear in the Pedal being properly Tympanized was really fun. That will only make sense to you if you know the work. You might just have to buy the recording to understand! Rumble strips are those noise-making strips placed on the highway where one approaches a toll gate or other obstruction. Guilmant = got there first!   I have to say it has been a mellowing experience listening to the = recording and reliving the wonder of that concert of late in 2001, and I am thrilled that Kent Tritle and Company have been willing to endure all that goes = into seeing a project like this to completion. Kent, the Capo di Capi of the = St. Ignatius musical powerhouse, including all the wonderful things that go on on Sunday mornings that most of us can never hear, and the concerts of the Sacred Music in a Sacred Space series, has over the years assembled a terrific group of musicians, and Nancianne has been there from just about the beginning of it all. Others on the staff you hear about from me every once in a while, are Andrew Henderson and Aaron Smith. Scott Warren joined the staff just this season, and played a recital a short while ago, which = I regrettably had to miss. Christine Hoffman, from whom you hear = occasionally on PipOrg-L, is the excellent Music Administrator.   Now, if you want this recording, here's what to do:   Go to the following web address, from which you can print and fill out an order form, and mail or fax it the church: http://www.saintignatiusloyola.org/concerts/concert_cds.html Phone orders can also be taken with a credit card: Phone the main number = of the church, 212.288.3588, and explain to the receptionist that you want to order the Jubilations recording with a credit card. They will take it from there. Copies are $15 with a $3 shipping and handling fee ($1.50 S/H for = 2nd and further CDs). People in the New York area can also purchase the CD at the Rectory, 980 Park Ave. between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. every day.   Cheers of the Season,   Malcolm Wechsler www.mander-organs.com            
(back) Subject: RE: Christmas Preludes From: "Samuel Metzger" <samuel.metzger@christpreschurch.org> Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 12:48:33 -0500   Toccata on "Joy To The World" by Michael G. Dell Toccata on "Veni Emmanuel" by Andrew Carter Toccata on "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" by John Rutter Der Tag der ist so feudenreich by Bach Greensleves by Richard Purvis Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence by Noel Rawsthorne Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming by Brahms The Holy Boy by John Ireland     -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of Randolph Runyon Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2002 11:54 AM To: PipeChat Subject: Re: Christmas Preludes     I too would like to know what others are playing around Christmas. Sunday I'll go with Richard Purvis: Carol Rhapsody for the prelude, Greensleeves for the offertory, and Carillon on Puer Nobis for the postlude. I'm thinking of playing Leroy Anderson's Christmas Fantasy from a piano reduction of the orchestra score for the Christmas Eve 7:30 service = prelude; the 10:30 Christmas Eve service prelude will be my arrangement for bell choir of something I call "Twelve Tunes of Christmas" (includes the chestnut roasting song at the same time as, alternately, Joy to the World, Hark the Herald, and Silent Night).     Randy Runyon Music Director Zion Lutheran Church Hamilton, Ohio runyonr@muohio.edu       "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      
(back) Subject: Re: Christmas Preludes From: "Henry Glass" <henry@melbay.com> Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 11:52:22 -0600   Several of the listed pieces are published by Kevin Mayhew of England. = Check the www.melbay.com website for information in the USA. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Samuel Metzger" <samuel.metzger@christpreschurch.org> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2002 11:48 AM Subject: RE: Christmas Preludes     > Toccata on "Joy To The World" by Michael G. Dell > Toccata on "Veni Emmanuel" by Andrew Carter > Toccata on "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" by John Rutter > Der Tag der ist so feudenreich by Bach > Greensleves by Richard Purvis > Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence by Noel Rawsthorne > Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming by Brahms > The Holy Boy by John Ireland > > > -----Original Message----- > From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of > Randolph Runyon > Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2002 11:54 AM > To: PipeChat > Subject: Re: Christmas Preludes > > > I too would like to know what others are playing around Christmas. = Sunday > I'll go with Richard Purvis: Carol Rhapsody for the prelude, = Greensleeves > for the offertory, and Carillon on Puer Nobis for the postlude. I'm > thinking of playing Leroy Anderson's Christmas Fantasy from a piano > reduction of the orchestra score for the Christmas Eve 7:30 service prelude; > the 10:30 Christmas Eve service prelude will be my arrangement for bell > choir of something I call "Twelve Tunes of Christmas" (includes the > chestnut roasting song at the same time as, alternately, Joy to the = World, > Hark the Herald, and Silent Night). > > > Randy Runyon > Music Director > Zion Lutheran Church > Hamilton, Ohio > runyonr@muohio.edu > > > > "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 > >    
(back) Subject: Re: Moller Opus List From: "MARAUDER" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu> Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 12:48:20 -0500   I own a photocopy of a company booklet "Fifty Years of Organ Building, of 1930 that lists their organs actually starting in 1876 with Opus. 26 and going through 1930. I should assume -- and certain hope!! -- that original= s of these booklets are to be found here and there.   I'd sure appreciate having the list from 1930 & ff.!!   Karl E. Moyer Lacnaster PA   > From: TubaMagna@aol.com > Reply-To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2002 23:55:51 EST > To: pipechat@pipechat.org > Subject: Re: Moller Opus List >=20 > I do not believe that M=F6ller actually published an opus list, or even had > a complete one (exclusive of materials lost in the fire). They had almos= t > all of their records after the fire (I believe they had a fire some time = in > their deep past), and clients and organbuilders could rather freely reque= st, > and receive free of charge, drawings of organs under their care. > My sense is that it will be some time before the OHS can fully examine > and catalogue all of this material. Hopefully, the Archives can use stud= ent > help for credits to get some work done, or can get funding for a graduate > assistant from Ryder. The status of the project is unknown to me, other t= han > that it is a priority for many, but an expensive and exhausting task. >=20 > Sebastian M. Gluck > New York City >=20 > "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 >=20 >=20    
(back) Subject: Re: Astin-Wight Pianos From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 13:49:06 -0500   On 12/18/02 11:52 AM, "First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois" <kzrev@rr1.net> wrote:   > has the top hinged the other way from > standard, and also, I believe, is squared off, not rounded in the case.   How very strange! 'Scuse my ignorance, but what would be the rationale = for hinging the lid on the (player's) RIGHT? When placed on stage, do they rotate it 180 degrees?   Puzzled.   Alan    
(back) Subject: Re: Christmas Preludes From: <ProOrgo53@aol.com> Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 15:37:46 EST     --part1_40.28eb0ef4.2b32369a_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 12/18/2002 2:17:31 PM Central Standard Time, runyonr@muohio.edu writes:   > Carillon on Puer Nobis for the postlude   Randy, Howdy!   1. Publisher/collection info for the Puer Nobis Carillon?   2.Is your "12 Tunes" in a format which could also serve on organ AND - is = it shareable for handbells? How many octaves needed?     Dale G. Rider, MSM, CAGO Organist/Director of Music Ministries First Baptist Church /American Kansas City, Missouri Volunteer Staff Organist Community of Christ Auditorium & Temple Independence, Missouri   --part1_40.28eb0ef4.2b32369a_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">In a message dated 12/18/2002 2:17:31 = PM Central Standard Time, runyonr@muohio.edu writes:<BR> <BR> <BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px"></FONT><FONT = COLOR=3D"#000000" style=3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" SIZE=3D2 = FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0">Carillon on Puer Nobis for = the postlude</BLOCKQUOTE><BR> </FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" style=3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" = SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SERIF" FACE=3D"Times New Roman" LANG=3D"0"><BR> Randy, Howdy!&nbsp;&nbsp; <BR> <BR> 1. Publisher/collection info for the Puer Nobis Carillon?<BR> <BR> 2.Is your "12 Tunes" in a format which could also serve on organ AND - is = it shareable for handbells? How many octaves needed?<BR> <BR> <BR> </FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" style=3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" = SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SERIF" FACE=3D"Book Antiqua" LANG=3D"0">Dale G. Rider, = </FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" style=3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" = SIZE=3D1 FAMILY=3D"SERIF" FACE=3D"Book Antiqua" LANG=3D"0"><I>MSM, = CAGO<BR> Organist/Director of Music Ministries</I><BR> </FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" style=3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" = SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SERIF" FACE=3D"Book Antiqua" LANG=3D"0"><B>First = Baptist Church</B> /American<BR> Kansas City, Missouri<BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <I>Volunteer Staff = Organist</I><BR> <B><I>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </I>Community of = Christ</B> Auditorium &amp; Temple<BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Independence, = Missouri<BR> </FONT></HTML> --part1_40.28eb0ef4.2b32369a_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Astin-Wight Pianos From: "jon bertschinger" <jonberts@magiccablepc.com> Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 14:40:19 -0600     the piano you describe would be dubbed "cocked hat" variety. It was probably something that they did just to be different than the next guy building and selling pianos. You have to realize that at one time there were at least several hundred piano builders in the U.S.A. Then came the player piano, and no one took lessons anymore, and that was the beginning of the end....just a thought.     Jon Bertschinger  
(back) Subject: Re: Grand Pianos From: <Chicaleee@aol.com> Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 15:50:50 EST     --part1_1be.1849c7c9.2b3239aa_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   I'm still happy with my Kawai 52" upright. It was the best I could get = when I bought it, for the money, and it holds a tune longer than any piano I = have seen. The bass is wonderfully rich. I know, it is not a grand, Steinway, =   Boesendofer, etc. but, it is mine. (And I have a Wurlitzer 2 man. organ = with AGO pedals). Our church has a Yamaha grand, which is a very sturdy piano. = (I am not mentioning the sound). But, I am grateful for what we do have. =   Someday, if I marry someone with money, I will install a pipe organ and = get an old Steinway grand. (ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha). Lee   --part1_1be.1849c7c9.2b3239aa_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">I'm still happy with my Kawai 52" upright.&nbsp; = It was the best I could get when I bought it, for the money, and it holds = a tune longer than any piano I have seen.&nbsp; The bass is wonderfully = rich.&nbsp; I know, it is not a grand, Steinway, Boesendofer, etc. but, it = is mine.&nbsp; (And I have a Wurlitzer 2 man. organ with AGO = pedals).&nbsp; Our church has a Yamaha grand, which is a very sturdy = piano.&nbsp; (I am not mentioning the sound).&nbsp; But, I am grateful for = what we do have.&nbsp; Someday, if I marry someone with money, I will = install a pipe organ and get an old Steinway grand. (ha ha ha ha ha ha ha = ha).&nbsp; Lee</FONT></HTML>   --part1_1be.1849c7c9.2b3239aa_boundary--