PipeChat Digest #3309 - Wednesday, December 18, 2002
 
Re: Christmas Preludes
  by "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu>
Re: As I was trying to say....that time of year
  by <Chicaleee@aol.com>
Re: Grand Pianos
  by <Chicaleee@aol.com>
Re: Christmas Preludes
  by "jon bertschinger" <jonberts@magiccablepc.com>
Re: Christmas Preludes
  by "jon bertschinger" <jonberts@magiccablepc.com>
Re: Christmas organ music
  by <Chicaleee@aol.com>
Need A Favor
  by "mack02445" <mack02445@mindspring.com>
Re: Christmas Preludes
  by "Tom Hoehn" <thoehn@theatreorgans.com>
Jesu Bambino
  by "Robert Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net>
O High B Flat, Change the Bambino, etc.
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Astin-Wight Pianos
  by "First Christian Church of Casey, IL" <kzrev@rr1.net>
Steinway vs. Yamaha; piano microphone placement
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
Christmas Organ Music
  by "Beau Surratt" <Beau.Surratt@theatreorgans.com>
Antique Chickering Recording
  by "First Christian Church of Casey, IL" <kzrev@rr1.net>
Re: O High B Flat, Change the Bambino, etc.
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: O High B Flat, Change the Bambino, etc.
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Information please
  by "Tom Hoehn" <thoehn@theatreorgans.com>
Re: Steinway vs. Yamaha; piano microphone placement
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
What's for Christmas?
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
Re: Moller Opus List
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com>
FWD from AGO headquarters
  by "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org>
Re: Information please
  by "Paul Valtos" <chercapa@enter.net>
Re: Grand Pianos
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com>
Re: Christmas Preludes
  by <MFoxy9795@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Christmas Preludes From: "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu> Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 15:51:41 -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.   --MS_Mac_OE_3123071502_1750570_MIME_Part Content-type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-transfer-encoding: 7bit   on 12/18/02 3:37 PM, ProOrgo53@aol.com at ProOrgo53@aol.com wrote:   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?   It's in "An American Organ Mass" by Richard Purvis, published by Harold Flammer, copyright 1953. All the selections are Christmas ones.   2.Is your "12 Tunes" in a format which could also serve on organ AND - is = it shareable for handbells? How many octaves needed?   It's written on two staves, so it could be played on the organ. It calls for four octaves of bells, from the second G below middle C to the third G above. If you have Finale, I could send it to you as a file. By the way, = I could also send you my setting of my poem on the wise men to Dites-nous Marie. I didn't fully write out the accompaniment, but the SATB parts are there. Or I could fax you either of these.     Randy Runyon Music Director Zion Lutheran Church Hamilton, Ohio runyonr@muohio.edu             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         --MS_Mac_OE_3123071502_1750570_MIME_Part Content-type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-transfer-encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML> <HEAD> <TITLE>Re: Christmas Preludes</TITLE> </HEAD> <BODY> on 12/18/02 3:37 PM, ProOrgo53@aol.com at ProOrgo53@aol.com wrote:<BR> <BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><FONT FACE=3D3D"Times New Roman">In a message dated 12/18/2002 = 2:17=3D :31 PM Central Standard Time, runyonr@muohio.edu writes:<BR> <BR> </FONT><FONT SIZE=3D3D"2"><FONT FACE=3D3D"Arial">Carillon on Puer Nobis = for the pos=3D tlude<BR> </FONT></FONT><BR> <FONT FACE=3D3D"Times New Roman"><BR> Randy, Howdy! &nbsp;&nbsp;<BR> <BR> 1. Publisher/collection info for the Puer Nobis Carillon?<BR> <BR> It's in &quot;An American Organ Mass&quot; by Richard Purvis, published by = =3D Harold Flammer, copyright 1953. &nbsp;All the selections are Christmas = ones.=3D <BR> <BR> 2.Is your &quot;12 Tunes&quot; in a format which could also serve on organ = =3D AND - is it shareable for handbells? How many octaves needed?<BR> <BR> It's written on two staves, so it could be played on the organ. &nbsp;It = ca=3D lls for four octaves of bells, from the second G below middle C to the = third=3D G above. &nbsp;If you have Finale, I could send it to you as a file. By = the=3D way, I could also send you my setting of my poem on the wise men to = Dites-n=3D ous Marie. &nbsp;I didn't fully write out the accompaniment, but the SATB = pa=3D rts are there. &nbsp;Or I could fax you either of these.<BR> <BR> <BR> </FONT></BLOCKQUOTE>Randy Runyon<BR> Music Director<BR> Zion Lutheran Church<BR> Hamilton, Ohio<BR> runyonr@muohio.edu<BR> <BR> <FONT FACE=3D3D"Times New Roman"><BR> </FONT><BLOCKQUOTE><FONT FACE=3D3D"Times New Roman"><BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> </FONT><FONT SIZE=3D3D"2"><FONT FACE=3D3D"Book Antiqua">Dale G. Rider, = <I>MSM, CAGO=3D <BR> Organist/Director of Music Ministries<BR> </I><B>First Baptist Church</B> /American<BR> Kansas City, Missouri<BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<I>Volunteer Staff = Organis=3D t<BR> <B> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</B></I><B>Community = of=3D Christ</B> Auditorium &amp; Temple<BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Independence, = Missouri<BR> </FONT></FONT><BR> </BLOCKQUOTE><BR> </BODY> </HTML>     --MS_Mac_OE_3123071502_1750570_MIME_Part--    
(back) Subject: Re: As I was trying to say....that time of year From: <Chicaleee@aol.com> Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 15:51:56 EST     --part1_77.4f2a388.2b3239ec_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Collin, I have the same reaction to that music. Lee   --part1_77.4f2a388.2b3239ec_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">Collin, I have the same reaction to that = music.&nbsp; Lee</FONT></HTML>   --part1_77.4f2a388.2b3239ec_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Grand Pianos From: <Chicaleee@aol.com> Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 15:54:11 EST     --part1_14d.190bbd74.2b323a73_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   I didn't mention how our Yamaha sounded for fear of getting flamed again. =   But, it sounds better than the Steinway down the street at another church. = And they are known for lasting a long time. (Lee in her flameproff santa suit).   --part1_14d.190bbd74.2b323a73_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 didn't mention how our Yamaha sounded for fear = of getting flamed again.&nbsp; But, it sounds better than the Steinway = down the street at another church.&nbsp; And they are known for lasting a = long time.&nbsp; (Lee in her flameproff santa suit).&nbsp; </FONT></HTML>   --part1_14d.190bbd74.2b323a73_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Christmas Preludes From: "jon bertschinger" <jonberts@magiccablepc.com> Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 14:58:23 -0600   tom will you be doing the Ives at Roaring 20's as well?   just wunderin...     jon bertschinger  
(back) Subject: Re: Christmas Preludes From: "jon bertschinger" <jonberts@magiccablepc.com> Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 15:03:37 -0600   Dale: why on earth would you wanna ruin a good handbell group with organ? LOL or maybe it's vice versa on this list?   I'd been asked to to the Yon piece "Gesu Bambino", but can't find it, and really dont wanna work it up again. I haven't done it since college/highschool. Anyone else on the list doing it?   Jon B.  
(back) Subject: Re: Christmas organ music From: <Chicaleee@aol.com> Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 16:05:34 EST     --part1_175.13ac2694.2b323d1e_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   I will do a Douglas Wagner Toccata, which isn't associated with Christmas, =   but is beautiful, as well as being brilliant. The Widor will have to wait =   until after the new year. Lee   --part1_175.13ac2694.2b323d1e_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 will do a Douglas Wagner Toccata, which isn't = associated with Christmas, but is beautiful, as well as being = brilliant.&nbsp; The Widor will have to wait until after the new = year.&nbsp; Lee</FONT></HTML>   --part1_175.13ac2694.2b323d1e_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Need A Favor From: "mack02445" <mack02445@mindspring.com> Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 16:03:18 -0500   OK, as usual, the lists came through for me again. I have a volunteer to tape the album. Thanks so much to all who responded.   HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Mack      
(back) Subject: Re: Christmas Preludes From: "Tom Hoehn" <thoehn@theatreorgans.com> Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 16:31:16 -0500   Jon - I don't think I'll be doing the Ives at R20's. I don't like performing there with sheet music on the rack -- too far away to see and I just = busted my organ glasses do I'll be fumbling around for stuff till my new cheaters arrive. I'll be playing there this Sunday night (for Dwight Thomas) from = 5 till 9. How are things going up in my old home town of St. Joe, Mo?   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 ----- From: "jon bertschinger" <jonberts@magiccablepc.com> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2002 3:58 PM Subject: Re: Christmas Preludes     > tom will you be doing the Ives at Roaring 20's as well? > > just wunderin... > > > jon bertschinger > > "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: Jesu Bambino From: "Robert Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net> Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 15:31:02 -0600   Yes, our new pastor has a masters in voice (and sings well too !), I will accompany on the piano along with a flute doing the obbligato (I play the violin too and would do it but just can't quite stretch the fingers across two instruments at the same time). When finished, she will accompany me = on the piano and I will play a violin solo, O Holy Night. Fasten your seat belts its going to be a slushy night !!!   Robert Eversman Heritage Congregational Church Madison, WI     ----- Original Message ----- From: jon bertschinger <jonberts@magiccablepc.com> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2002 3:03 PM Subject: Re: Christmas Preludes     Anyone else on the list doing it? > > Jon B. >      
(back) Subject: O High B Flat, Change the Bambino, etc. From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 14:21:21 -0800   If I DIDN'T do 'em, I'd be met at the foot of the choir-loft stairs by irate parishioners with swords, staves, and weapons (grin).   Neither is in particularly BAD taste if done WELL.   I have an excuse, sorta ... we're SO high-church that we need SOME relief (chuckle).   Our Midnight Mass service-list:   Solo - Gesu Bambino - Yon Processional Hymn - Of the Father's Love Begotten (Gregorian) Blessing of the Creche - O Magnum Mysterium - Gregorian/Clark Introit - Puer natus est - Dr. Willan (SATB) (yeah, I know it's the wrong Mass, but we do it ANYWAY) (grin) Kyrie - Mass IX (Gregorian) - Missa Marialis Gradual & Alleluia - Viderunt - Dr. Willan (SATB) Offertory Verse - Laetentur caeli - C. Rossini/Clark Offertory Anthem - Alleluia! Christus natus est - Gruber/Clark Sanctus - Mass IX (Gregorian) Amen - Mass IX (Gregorian) Agnus - Mass IX (Gregorian) Communion Solo - O Holy Night - Adam Communion Verse - In splendoribus - Dr. Willan (SATB) Communion Hymn - Silent Night Gloria - Scottish Chant Kneeling Hymn - Away in A Manger Recessional Hymn - Angels We Have Heard On High Voluntary - Postlude-Cantique - Dubois   Cheers,   Bud    
(back) Subject: Astin-Wight Pianos From: "First Christian Church of Casey, IL" <kzrev@rr1.net> Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 17:01:37 -0600   Yes, Jon, I suspect it is primarily to be different. However, this is a current and active builder (unless they've shut down in the last couple of years)   Dennis Steckley __________________________ 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.        
(back) Subject: Steinway vs. Yamaha; piano microphone placement From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 18:25:21 EST   The Yamaha instruments have always sounded much brighter, with a more attenuated fundamental, than their Steinway counterparts (at least in the past fifteen or twenty years. I think one factor contributing to the aesthetic may be that we are used to very bright, focused sound now that = most people listen to digital recordings. The vinyl records seemed to have more =   warmth, and less of the "canned brilliance" sound that makes them sound "better than live." Apropos of that, a couple of nights ago I heard a Haydn piano concerto =   played over WQXR, New York City's remaining classical radio station. The entire performance was done with microphones at a suitable distance from = the stage (or at least from the ensemble, if it was a studio recording). The effect is VERY different than the "microphone on every pair of musicians, = and three mics on the piano" sound. This recording sounded as one might = remember it from sitting in the hall at the concert, not as if one were curled up = on the lap of the soloist, or lying inside the piano case (no, folks, I = haven't actually DONE that at a concert). Just some random thoughts on how music is performed, perceived, and reproduced.   Sebastian M. Gluck New York City off to Paris tomorrow afternoon...  
(back) Subject: Christmas Organ Music From: "Beau Surratt" <Beau.Surratt@theatreorgans.com> Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 18:00:32 -0600   Hi! In response to a few posts: 1. I feel the same way about the Darke "In The Bleak" 2. I'm glad to know that someone else hears Gershwin in the Langais La Natvite - everyone else thinks I'm crazy.   As far as my Christmas fare:   Christmas Eve 4PM Family Service   Prelude- "Go Tell It On The Mountain" nice jazzy piano setting by Jay Rouse Postlude- "Hark Medley" piano setting my Melody Bober   Candlelight 9 and 11 PM   Prelude- two "In Dulci Jubilo" settings by Bach- Orgelbuchlein and Misc. Chorales (the fancy harmonization"   Offertory- "Greensleeves" Purvis   Postlude- "Flourish on Joy to the World" Michael G. Dell     Beau Surratt, Organist St. Peter's UCC, Elmhurst,IL Organ Performance Major, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb,IL      
(back) Subject: Antique Chickering Recording From: "First Christian Church of Casey, IL" <kzrev@rr1.net> Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 17:58:22 -0600   The antique Chickering CD I was referring to is: Selected Piano Music of Louis Moreau Gottschalk Performed by Lambert Orkis on an 1865 Chickering Concert Grand.   It is CD # ND033 of "Smithsonian Collection of Recordings."   I did NOT find it currently listed on Public Radio Music Source, but if = you can find it, I highly recommend it. Gottschalk's music is delightfully infectious and the Chickering is superb. Don't know if anybody has transcribed this stuff for organ, but it ought to be fabulous on a = romantic instrument.   Dennis Steckley    
(back) Subject: Re: O High B Flat, Change the Bambino, etc. From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 20:27:33 -0500   On 12/18/02 5:21 PM, "quilisma@socal.rr.com" <quilisma@socal.rr.com> = wrote:   > If I DIDN'T do 'em, I'd be met at the foot of the choir-loft stairs by > irate parishioners with swords, staves, and weapons (grin). > > Neither is in particularly BAD taste if done WELL. > > I have an excuse, sorta ... we're SO high-church that we need SOME > relief (chuckle).   You're probably right. We're NOT that "high church," as you'll realize. But we're "narrow-minded" in a SLIGHTLY different way. I'll post our = stuff in a week or so. I'm not a "do-er", but only a reporter. > > Our Midnight Mass service-list: > > Solo - Gesu Bambino - Yon > Processional Hymn - Of the Father's Love Begotten (Gregorian) > Blessing of the Creche - O Magnum Mysterium - Gregorian/Clark > Introit - Puer natus est - Dr. Willan (SATB) (yeah, I know it's the > wrong Mass, but we do it ANYWAY) (grin)\   And I would not have noticed, unless I looked it up.   > Kyrie - Mass IX (Gregorian) - Missa Marialis > Gradual & Alleluia - Viderunt - Dr. Willan (SATB) > Offertory Verse - Laetentur caeli - C. Rossini/Clark > Offertory Anthem - Alleluia! Christus natus est - Gruber/Clark > Sanctus - Mass IX (Gregorian) > Amen - Mass IX (Gregorian) > Agnus - Mass IX (Gregorian) > Communion Solo - O Holy Night - Adam > Communion Verse - In splendoribus - Dr. Willan (SATB) > Communion Hymn - Silent Night   How can one beat that? Please, I beg for submissions. But, as long as = I'm running on, get the Gloria back to where it belongs, and (for me) explain this "keeling hynm"--we kneel, but we don't need a hymn for it),   > Gloria - Scottish Chant > Kneeling Hymn - Away in A Manger > Recessional Hymn - Angels We Have Heard On High > Voluntary - Postlude-Cantique - Dubois > Sounds great, And I wish you the best. Same as last year, right? RIGHT! But why should it be otherwise????   Rejoice.   Alan    
(back) Subject: Re: O High B Flat, Change the Bambino, etc. From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 17:47:03 -0800         > > > > Introit - Puer natus est - Dr. Willan (SATB) (yeah, I know it's the > > wrong Mass, but we do it ANYWAY) (grin)\   Alan Freed wrote: > > And I would not have noticed, unless I looked it up.   Neither the rector nor I particularly like the heathen raging at Midnight Mass (grin). Actually the BEST Introit in Christmastide is the Sunday AFTER Christmas:   Whenas all the world was in profoundest quietness, and night was in the midst of her swift course, thine Almighty Word, O Lord, leaped down from heaven, out of his royal throne.   (snippage) > > How can one beat that? Please, I beg for submissions. But, as long as = I'm > running on, get the Gloria back to where it belongs, and (for me) = explain > this "keeling hynm"--we kneel, but we don't need a hymn for it),   Well, the choices are a great indigestible chunk of music at the BEGINNING, or a great indigestible chunk of music at the END. We opted for at the end.   The Kneeling Hymn is the Fire-Worshippers' Devotion (grin) ... everybody kneels and sings it whilst they put out the altar candles ... old low-church Anglican custom. Usually it's "Day By Day" to the tune "Sumner" in the 1940 Hymnal. > > > Gloria - Scottish Chant > > Kneeling Hymn - Away in A Manger > > Recessional Hymn - Angels We Have Heard On High > > Voluntary - Postlude-Cantique - Dubois > > > Sounds great, And I wish you the best. Same as last year, right? = RIGHT! > But why should it be otherwise???? > > Rejoice. > I'll REJOICE when it's OVER (grin).   Cheers,   Bud    
(back) Subject: Information please From: "Tom Hoehn" <thoehn@theatreorgans.com> Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 20:54:46 -0500   Once again I am looking for information from the members of the list:   I need information on an Allen Organ Model Theatre 15. A stop list, usual configuration type info -- I understand it was in the line around 1968 which makes me think that this might be one of the all Flute Allens (select the 8' Gamba and get full organ type). Is it a standard size pedal board or does it have one of Allen's famous princess pedalboards? I've lost my blue book and can't remember having ever seen one of this particular model. -- Tom Hoehn, Organist http://theatreorgans.com/tomhoehn Tampa Theatre, Tampa, FL Roaring Twenties Pizza and Pipes (substitute) First United Methodist Church, Clearwater, FL CFTOS/Manasota/OATOS/HiloBay/CIC-ATOS    
(back) Subject: Re: Steinway vs. Yamaha; piano microphone placement From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 20:50:13 -0500   On 12/18/02 6:25 PM, "TubaMagna@aol.com" <TubaMagna@aol.com> wrote:   > Sebastian M. Gluck > New York City > off to Paris tomorrow afternoon...   Oh, my; please return soon. But have a WONERFUL visit.   Alan    
(back) Subject: What's for Christmas? From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 19:51:25 -0600   I appreciate hearing about what everyone is playing for Christmas services. This is the first Christmas in over 17 years that I WON'T be playing somewhere, and am actually hosting the family's Christmas Eve gathering at my house. I always had to leave early from the family gathering and spend most of the night at the church, so this will be strange but nice.   Play well.   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com          
(back) Subject: Re: Moller Opus List From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 19:54:33 -0600   While I think you are right that there is no complete opus list up to Op. 13,000+ or wherever they had got to when they went bust, but they did produce opus lists at earlier periods. I have a copy of an opus list of 1898, although this, of course only goes up to about Op. 200. I believe they also issued lists around the 1920's -- one complete up to about Op. 3,500 and another up to about Op. 5,500. The OHS archives would probably have copies of all these. But for a complete list you may have to wait = many years.   John Speller ----- Original Message ----- From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> To: <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Tuesday, December 17, 2002 10:55 PM Subject: Re: Moller Opus List     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 almost 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 = request    
(back) Subject: FWD from AGO headquarters From: "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org> Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 20:43:54 -0600   =46olks   James Thomashower, the AGO Executive Director, has asked me to pass this along to the list.   David *************************************************************   Dear PipeChat Friends:   Holiday Greetings from the American Guild of Organists!   The holiday season is a busy time for everyone, especially organists who are often particularly hard pressed to find time to do their holiday shopping. This year we invite you to solve your holiday shopping needs with a gift membership to the AGO, or a subscription to its monthly journal, THE AMERICAN ORGANIST Magazine, the world=92s most widely read organ and choral periodical.   Choose the perfect gift for a colleague, student, or family member=85or fill your own stocking with one of these special treats.     - Independent Membership: All of the benefits of voting membership including member discounts and 12 monthly issues of TAO. $75/yr. for Regular members. $25/yr. for Students. (Switch to a voting membership with chapter affiliation at any time.)   - Subscription to THE AMERICAN ORGANIST Magazine: 1 year for $48, domestic; $64 outside the U.S.   Complete your holiday shopping now with gifts that keep on giving throughout the year. Order online at www.agohq.org or call Jennifer Morris or Jin Kang at 800-AGO-5115.     HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Shirley S. King, Director AGO Committee on Membership Development and Chapter Support -- **************************************** David Scribner Owner / Co-Administrator PipeChat   http://www.pipechat.org mailto:admin@pipechat.org  
(back) Subject: Re: Information please From: "Paul Valtos" <chercapa@enter.net> Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 22:16:58 -0500   Dear Tom, The Theatre 15 is except for the percussions, the same as the T-15 where the reeds are borrowed from the flute generators with an additional trunk. (tone changer)It has a "princess" pedalboard as it was a so called "home Model". I don't know what the big deal is about the so called "princess" pedalboard. I have no problem going from one to the AGO pedal board but I need to play a few runs up and down to acclimate my brain to = it. Paul ----- Original Message ----- From: "Tom Hoehn" <thoehn@theatreorgans.com> To: "theatreorgans" <theatreorgans-l@theatreorgans.com>; "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2002 8:54 PM Subject: Information please     > Once again I am looking for information from the members of the list: > > I need information on an Allen Organ Model Theatre 15. A stop list, > usual configuration type info -- I understand it was in the line around > 1968 which makes me think that this might be one of the all Flute Allens > (select the 8' Gamba and get full organ type). Is it a standard size > pedal board or does it have one of Allen's famous princess pedalboards? > I've lost my blue book and can't remember having ever seen one of this > particular model. > -- > Tom Hoehn, Organist > http://theatreorgans.com/tomhoehn > Tampa Theatre, Tampa, FL > Roaring Twenties Pizza and Pipes (substitute) > First United Methodist Church, Clearwater, FL > CFTOS/Manasota/OATOS/HiloBay/CIC-ATOS > > > "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: Grand Pianos From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 21:37:35 -0600   I am told one reason why the Yamaha sounds so good is that it has a solid spruce soundboard rather than a laminate one. One would expect that a = solid wood soundboard would not stand up to the climate here in North America, with very cold dry winters, but somehow or other the Japanese seem to have found a way of preventing them from splitting, and they seem to do OK.   John Speller   ----- Original Message ----- From: <Chicaleee@aol.com> To: <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2002 2:54 PM Subject: Re: Grand Pianos     > I didn't mention how our Yamaha sounded for fear of getting flamed = again. > But, it sounds better than the Steinway down the street at another = church. > And they are known for lasting a long time.    
(back) Subject: Re: Christmas Preludes From: <MFoxy9795@aol.com> Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 23:01:59 -0500   I have the Barber Silent Night for organ. Merry