PipeChat Digest #3343 - Tuesday, December 31, 2002
 
RE: Vicar of Dibley and OHS catalog
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
CDs of Chartres Cathedral
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
Re: CDs of Chartres Cathedral
  by "M Fox" <ophicleide16@direcway.com>
Re: Hash Chorus
  by "Robert Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net>
adequate lighting
  by "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu>
Re: hymn search
  by "Bruce Miles" <bruce@gbmuk.fsnet.co.uk>
Re: adequate lighting
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Adequate Music Rack Lighting
  by "Richard Schneider" <arpschneider@starband.net>
REPERTOIRE SUGGESTIONS
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
Olivier Houette and Vincent Dubois in concert in U.S.
  by <DarrylbytheSea@aol.com>
Re expressing ourselves untactfully
  by "Jonathan B. Hall" <jonathan@jonathanbhall.com>
Re: REPERTOIRE SUGGESTIONS
  by <Gfc234@aol.com>
Re: OHS CD - Howard Goodall
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: REPERTOIRE SUGGESTIONS
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
 

(back) Subject: RE: Vicar of Dibley and OHS catalog From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2002 07:02:34 -0600   I, too, noticed the Goodall CD. I received my new catalog yesterday, and spent most of the night drooling on it. Although I do most of my ordering on-line, it is so nice to have a hard copy catalog! Everyone was mad at me for staying up so late - the cat because the light was in his eyes, and Rick because I kept making conversation about the various organs and organ info in the CD blurbs instead of letting him sleep.   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com          
(back) Subject: CDs of Chartres Cathedral From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2002 07:07:59 -0600   I noticed that the new OHS catalog did not contain many CDs of music from Chartres Cathedral. Although there are a few listed on-line, I was wondering if there are many recordings of Chartres. I would imagine there are, but just haven't run across many. Any recommendations?   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com          
(back) Subject: Re: CDs of Chartres Cathedral From: "M Fox" <ophicleide16@direcway.com> Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2002 07:16:06 -0800     ----- Original Message ----- From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>   > I noticed that the new OHS catalog did not contain many CDs of music > from Chartres Cathedral. Although there are a few listed on-line, I was > wondering if there are many recordings of Chartres. I would imagine > there are, but just haven't run across many. Any recommendations?   Glenda,   Alas, the greatest of French cathedrals doesn't have an instrument worthy = of its home. The Danion-Gonzalez (4/98?) is French neo-classique of the most pernicious sort (e.g., because of restricted swallow's nest location, the 16' Montre is shared between grand-orgue and pedal), an unpleasantly top-heavy sound to judge from all of the recordings. (Several were = available on LP featuring Philippe Lefebvre, Cochereau, Charles Benbow, Todd Wilson = -- and one by Lynne Davis that included my favorite Durufle Veni Creator on record, despite the organ.)   All that said, the reissue of the complete organ works of Darius Milhaud = by George Baker is on page 17 of the new OHS catalog if you must have a = record of Chartres. Bet you don't play it more than once...     Michael Fox    
(back) Subject: Re: Hash Chorus From: "Robert Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net> Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2002 09:18:44 -0600   Thanks Dennis !!!   I sure would, please send to ATT: ROBERT EVERSMAN (if you don't I may not get it) at fax # 608-274-1340   Thanks so so much, Robert     ----- Original Message ----- From: First Christian Church of Casey, IL <kzrev@rr1.net> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Tuesday, December 31, 2002 12:10 AM Subject: Hash Chorus     > I learned it in Indiana in the mid '50's, and it is in a camp songbook I > have--music and all. Want a copy to check your memory for accuracy? > > Dennis Steckley > (((((((((((((((((( > Subject: Re: Fishers of Men > From: "Ed Steltzer" <steltzer@gwi.net> > Date: Mon, 30 Dec 2002 20:47:59 -0500 > > Boy, that takes me back! ..... haven't heard of the Hash Chorus = since > 1950 in Philadelphia; thought it was something our old Youth Fellowship > made up. Recently I reconstructed it from memory into a MIDI file. > (Topical .... -now I could feed it into the organ ...... grin) = Ed, > in Maine > > > "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: adequate lighting From: "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu> Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2002 10:51:06 -0500   In this epiphanic season I am reminded of what has been for me a perennial problem: getting enough light on my organ music. And I am wondering if anyone has any recommendations to make. The light built into the base of = my organ rack is a dim bulb indeed, and even if it were brighter it still = could not give enough illumination when I have a lot of music up there because = the music placed on top of it blocks the light. I have a good bright free-standing florescent lamp from Wal-Mart that works fine when I'm by myself but that I have to turn off when the choir is there because they = are immediately behind the console and it shines in their eyes. In theory, = the lamp has adjustable positions, but (1) there is no one position I can put = it in which it will illuminate my music, not shine in the choir's eyes, or = not shine in mine, and (2) it is so cheaply made that if I touch it, it will slip out of the position I put it in.   The so-called piano lights on the market that fit on the top of the rack = are unusable because French scores are taller than where they can be placed.   Any suggestions?     Randy Runyon Music Director Zion Lutheran Church Hamilton, Ohio runyonr@muohio.edu          
(back) Subject: Re: hymn search From: "Bruce Miles" <bruce@gbmuk.fsnet.co.uk> Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2002 15:55:43 -0000   If you put "I Will Make You Fishers of Men" into Google you will get 8340 hits. The music, words history and probably a Chinese translation are all = in there I'm sure.   Bruce Miles   website - http://www.gbmuk.fsnet.co.uk/index.html   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Robert Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Monday, December 30, 2002 3:52 PM Subject: hymn search     > Does anyone on this list have a copy of "I Will Make You Fishers of = Men"? I > have searched high and low for it ! Thanks !!!! Robert > > > "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: adequate lighting From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2002 08:19:25 -0800   Randy, I have a big double-jointed fluorescent drafting lamp on the organ ... I made a "skirt" for it out of black paper to solve the problem you mentioned. It only requires about a 2'' extension around the light to prevent it from shining in my eyes or the choir's. Looks like hell (grin), but we're in the back, so it doesn't matter.   When I've played organs that had built-in music rack lights, I've always taped over the part that shines UP onto the music with duct tape, or replaced the plastic with a strip of solid wood, since all it does is either cast shadows, or NOTHING, because our chant books are so thick. That might help too.   Cheers,   Bud   Randolph Runyon wrote: > > In this epiphanic season I am reminded of what has been for me a = perennial > problem: getting enough light on my organ music. And I am wondering if > anyone has any recommendations to make. The light built into the base = of my > organ rack is a dim bulb indeed, and even if it were brighter it still = could > not give enough illumination when I have a lot of music up there because = the > music placed on top of it blocks the light. I have a good bright > free-standing florescent lamp from Wal-Mart that works fine when I'm by > myself but that I have to turn off when the choir is there because they = are > immediately behind the console and it shines in their eyes. In theory, = the > lamp has adjustable positions, but (1) there is no one position I can = put it > in which it will illuminate my music, not shine in the choir's eyes, or = not > shine in mine, and (2) it is so cheaply made that if I touch it, it will > slip out of the position I put it in. > > The so-called piano lights on the market that fit on the top of the rack = are > unusable because French scores are taller than where they can be placed. > > Any suggestions? > > 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: Adequate Music Rack Lighting From: "Richard Schneider" <arpschneider@starband.net> Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2002 11:00:13 -0600   Randolph Runyon wrote: =20 > In this epiphanic season I am reminded of what has been for me a perenn= ial > problem: getting enough light on my organ music. And I am wondering i= f > anyone has any recommendations to make. The light built into the base = of my > organ rack is a dim bulb indeed, and even if it were brighter it still = could > not give enough illumination when I have a lot of music up there becaus= e the > music placed on top of it blocks the light. I have a good bright > free-standing florescent lamp from Wal-Mart that works fine when I'm by > myself but that I have to turn off when the choir is there because they= are > immediately behind the console and it shines in their eyes. In theory,= the > lamp has adjustable positions, but (1) there is no one position I can p= ut it > in which it will illuminate my music, not shine in the choir's eyes, or= not > shine in mine, and (2) it is so cheaply made that if I touch it, it wil= l > slip out of the position I put it in. >=20 > The so-called piano lights on the market that fit on the top of the rac= k are > unusable because French scores are taller than where they can be placed. =20 > Any suggestions?   See the following URL: http://www.kk-lichttechnik.de/Orgelleuchten/orgelleuchten.html =20 Look at models CL-4, CL-5, CL-7 and CL-9. As you can see, these are very tall, and should clear the tallest of music.   They are not cheap, but then again, anything worth having usually isn't!   I can help out with importing these if anyone is interested, as we buy from this company regularly for our own work. These are available only with either 230 Volt (European standard) or 12 Volt DC Transformers for the bulbs. I can supply a very compact 12 Volt power supply that plugs into a 120 volt receptacle for these lamps and arrange to build add-on bases, in the event you don't want to install these on your =C6olian-Skinner console top, or whatever.   We also manufacture custom Music Rack Lights which use powerful bulbs and have extra-deep "lips", so that the light does not shine up between the pages. =20   More information and photos upon request privately, please.   Faithfully,   G.A. --=20 Richard Schneider, PRES/CEO SCHNEIDER PIPE ORGANS, Inc. Pipe Organ Builders 41-43 Johnston St./P.O. Box 137 Kenney, IL 61749-0137 (217) 944-2454 VOX (217) 944-2527 FAX mailto:arp@schneiderpipeorgans.com SHOP EMAIL mailto:arp@starband.net SHOP SATELLITE EMAIL mailto:arpschneider@starband.net HOME OFFICE EMAIL http://www.schneiderpipeorgans.com WEB PAGE URL    
(back) Subject: REPERTOIRE SUGGESTIONS From: <ScottFop@aol.com> Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2002 12:25:26 EST     --part1_6.5fd3c60.2b432d06_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Hello all   I am looking for program suggestions for a 1908 Moller tracker. The organ = is 2 manuals and 16 ranks, completely and totally extant. The stoplist is as =   follows but I am forgetting one stop:   GREAT 8 Diapason, 8 Hohlflute, 8 Dulciana, 4 Octave, 4 Traverse Flute, Chimes   SWELL 16 Bourdon, 8 Violin Diapason, 8 Stopped Diapason, 8 Aeoline, 8 Voix = Celeste,   4 Harmonic Flute, 2 Flautino, 8 Oboe-Gamba, Tremolo   PEDAL 16 Bourdon, 16 Lieblich Gedeckt   COUPLERS Great to Pedal, Swell to Pedal, Swell to Great, Swell Super to Great   The organ has a beautiful, broad tone and much character. It has been = fully and sensitively restored even down to the stencilling, and is even still under pitch. It is at least 435, if not lower. <grin>   Anyway, what would one play on such an instrument as a well rounded = program and something that would show off the resources of such a rare and = beautiful example of period American organ building?   Scott Foppiano   --part1_6.5fd3c60.2b432d06_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">Hello all<BR> <BR> I am looking for program suggestions for a 1908 Moller tracker.&nbsp; The = organ is 2 manuals and 16 ranks, completely and totally extant.&nbsp; The = stoplist is as follows but I am forgetting one stop:<BR> <BR> GREAT<BR> 8 Diapason, 8 Hohlflute, 8 Dulciana, 4 Octave, 4 Traverse Flute, = Chimes<BR> <BR> SWELL<BR> 16 Bourdon, 8 Violin Diapason, 8 Stopped Diapason, 8 Aeoline, 8 Voix = Celeste, <BR> 4 Harmonic Flute, 2 Flautino, 8 Oboe-Gamba, Tremolo<BR> <BR> PEDAL<BR> 16 Bourdon, 16 Lieblich Gedeckt<BR> <BR> COUPLERS<BR> Great to Pedal, Swell to Pedal, Swell to Great, Swell Super to Great<BR> <BR> The organ has a beautiful, broad tone and much character.&nbsp; It has = been fully and sensitively restored even down to the stencilling, and is = even still under pitch.&nbsp; It is at least 435, if not lower.&nbsp; = &lt;grin&gt;<BR> <BR> Anyway, what would one play on such an instrument as a well rounded = program and something that would show off the resources of such a rare and = beautiful example of period American organ building?<BR> <BR> Scott Foppiano</FONT></HTML>   --part1_6.5fd3c60.2b432d06_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Olivier Houette and Vincent Dubois in concert in U.S. From: <DarrylbytheSea@aol.com> Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2002 12:31:46 EST     --part1_155.199e1fba.2b432e82_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Hi, Y'all!   Steve Roberts mentioned the name of Olivier Houette in his e-mail about Poitiers Cathedral. He is an outstanding young man and a great player. I = was privileged to hear him when he won the first prize in organ at the Paris Conservertory a couple of years ago.   We are helping to sponsor 4 concerts with Olivier Houette and Vincent = Dubois, recent winner of the Calgary and Toulouse competitions. They will play on January 6 on the fabulous new organ in the stunningly beautiful Church of = the Epiphany (R.C.) in Miami, January 7 at First Presbyterian Church (the "Pink Church") in Pompano = Beach, FL, January 10 at St. Stephen's Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth, and on at January 12 at First Presbyterian Church in Nashville.   If you can make any of these concerts, don't hesitate, just go!   Yours,   Darryl by the Sea   --part1_155.199e1fba.2b432e82_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SCRIPT" = FACE=3D"Comic Sans MS" LANG=3D"0">Hi, Y'all!<BR> <BR> Steve Roberts mentioned the name of Olivier Houette in his e-mail about = Poitiers Cathedral. He is an outstanding young man and a great player. I = was privileged to hear him when he won the first prize in organ at the = Paris Conservertory a couple of years ago.<BR> <BR> We are helping to sponsor 4 concerts with Olivier Houette and Vincent = Dubois, recent winner of the Calgary and Toulouse competitions. They will = play on January 6 on the fabulous new organ in the stunningly beautiful = Church of the Epiphany (R.C.) in Miami, <BR> January 7 at First Presbyterian Church (the "Pink Church") in Pompano = Beach, FL, <BR> January 10 at St. Stephen's Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth, and on at = <BR> January 12 at First Presbyterian Church in Nashville.<BR> <BR> If you can make any of these concerts, don't hesitate, just go!<BR> <BR> Yours,<BR> <BR> Darryl by the Sea</FONT></HTML>   --part1_155.199e1fba.2b432e82_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re expressing ourselves untactfully From: "Jonathan B. Hall" <jonathan@jonathanbhall.com> Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2002 09:54:54 -0800 (PST)   Hi, List!   My interest in matters linguistic is piqued by the following:     >"WDBabcock" <WDBabcock@msn.com> Date: Mon, 30 Dec 2002 16:57:22 -0600   As we're on the subject I recently learned that one of the words without which the younger generation is unable to speak has a rather proasic source.   It seems the Bobbies needing to discretely describe rape used the expression Forced Unwanted Carnal Knowledge.   Ain't learning wonderful? Bill     ---- Yes, it is--but urban legends are another matter altogether!   Alas, all of these cute 'explanations' for the F-word are wrong, wrong, wrong! (Forced Unwanted..For Unlawful...Fornication Under Consent...et cetera.)     Our old friend Mister F-word is not an acronym, but a plain, old, Anglo-Saxon word, with cognates in Old German and other European languages; its etymological origin relates to the ancient word for ploughing a field. It became "naughty" with the onslaught of Norman French after 1066; there's really no reason, other than custom, to look askance on what is undeniably a popular, albeit not refined word. :)     On a similar note, I'm all for reviving "ain't" as a logical contraction for "am not." We don't say "I'm a good organist, amn't I?"--rather, we go for the ungrammatical "I'm a good organist, aren't I?" Well, why not say "I'm a good organist, ain't I?" Think about it!     On that learned note, may your New Year celebrations be tactfully free of Anglo-Saxon monosyllables, even in New York. I plan to stay home and make a pork roast, and drink sparkling alcohol-free cider at midnight.     Best wishes from not too far from Times Square,   Jonathan    
(back) Subject: Re: REPERTOIRE SUGGESTIONS From: <Gfc234@aol.com> Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2002 12:58:59 EST     --part1_18a.13c23ee5.2b4334e3_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   could play franck and quieter french romantic works an a whole lot of = baroque chorales.   --part1_18a.13c23ee5.2b4334e3_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT COLOR=3D"#ff80c0" SIZE=3D2 = FAMILY=3D"SERIF" FACE=3D"Times New Roman" LANG=3D"0">could play franck and = quieter french romantic works an a whole lot of baroque = chorales.</FONT></HTML>   --part1_18a.13c23ee5.2b4334e3_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: OHS CD - Howard Goodall From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2002 18:11:47 +0000 (GMT)   --0-1643931935-1041358307=3D:42877 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3Diso-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit     Hello, I am delighted that the "Blackadder" theme has been recorded on CD. As the = OHS are selling it from their catalogue, history will record that the = original was sung by the choir of Southwark Cathedral under the direction = of Dr.Harry Bramma, if I recall correctly. Regards, Colin Mitchell UK "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> wrote: I see from the latest OHS catalog that the choral works of Howard Goodall are now available on CD, including the themes from the Vicar of Dibley and Mr. Bean, as well as some more serious stuff. Sung by the Choir of Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford, directed by Stephen Darlington and with David Goode as organist. It can be ordered on the web for $15.98 at www.ohscatalog.com   John Speller             --------------------------------- With Yahoo! Mail you can get a bigger mailbox -- choose a size that fits = your needs   --0-1643931935-1041358307=3D:42877 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3Diso-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit   <P>Hello, <P>I am delighted that the "Blackadder" theme has been recorded on CD. As = the OHS are selling it from their catalogue, history will record that the = original was sung by the choir of Southwark Cathedral under the direction = of Dr.Harry Bramma, if I recall correctly. <P>Regards, <P>Colin Mitchell UK <P>&nbsp;<B><I>"John L. Speller" &lt;jlspeller@mindspring.com&gt;</I></B> = wrote: <BLOCKQUOTE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #1010ff 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; = PADDING-LEFT: 5px"><BR>I see from the latest OHS catalog that the choral = works of<BR>Howard Goodall are now available on CD, including the = themes<BR>from the Vicar of Dibley and Mr. Bean, as well as some = more<BR>serious stuff. Sung by the Choir of Christ Church Cathedral<BR>in = Oxford, directed by Stephen Darlington and with David<BR>Goode as = organist. It can be ordered on the web for $15.98<BR>at www.ohscatalog.com = <BR><BR>John Speller<BR><BR><BR></BLOCKQUOTE><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> --0-1643931935-1041358307=3D:42877--  
(back) Subject: Re: REPERTOIRE SUGGESTIONS From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2002 13:21:26 EST     --part1_166.194ded5b.2b433a26_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 12/31/02 12:26:59 PM Eastern Standard Time, ScottFop@aol.com writes:   > The stoplist is as follows but I am forgetting one stop: > GREAT > 8 Diapason, 8 Hohlflute, 8 Dulciana, 4 Octave, 4 Traverse Flute, Chimes > SWELL > 16 Bourdon, 8 Violin Diapason, 8 Stopped Diapason, 8 Aeoline, 8 Voix > Celeste, > 4 Harmonic Flute, 2 Flautino, 8 Oboe-Gamba, Tremolo > PEDAL > 16 Bourdon, 16 Lieblich Gedeckt > COUPLERS > Great to Pedal, Swell to Pedal, Swell to Great, Swell Super to Great   Scott, My guess is that the mystery stop is an 8' Violin on the Great. This appears almost identical to one that I worked on and played in = Jacksonville, FL.   Repertoire for this organ should not be too difficult to find, although = the 30 note pedal board might be a consideration. The Toccata and Fugue in d-minor (Bach) is always a crowd pleaser, regardless of what it is played = on. It worked very well on the Jacksonville organ. The excitement of the piece needs to come from your playing rather than from the impressiveness = of the registrations... no big reeds or 32! There are also several of the larger prelude and fugues that work well, as =   well as the eight widdle...   Mendelssohn sonatas and preludes and fugues work well, also.   There are also some pieces in "The Organ in Church" (Frank Asper) that fit =   well, especially the lovely "Reflection" by Asper (he wrote it for his = mom... listeners love to know that!).   The main consideration I found is selecting repertoire for an organ like = this is the beauty of the individual stops. The Jacksonville organ has a Doppelflute (where you have a Hohlflute) on the Great, and it did very = well with pieces with flute solos. Alec Rowley's Pastorale (Three Pieces, = maybe Five - duh... don't remember which) works extremely well. Flute Tune = by Arne, as well.   Not one of my favorite pieces, but Gordon Young's "Prelude in Classic = Style" also does well, and is easy on the ears.   By being creative, Purcell's Trumpet Voluntary is a good way to showcase = the Great Open Diapason, and is another one of those pieces that listeners = enjoy, "anyway."   I've heard Vierne's Carillon de Westminster played on a similar instrument = to this at an OHS convention, and it was one of the most enjoyable hearing of =   this piece I've experienced.   My suggestion is to take your favorite pieces, leave your preconceived registrations at home, and see how well the individual stops can play the music. Build from there; there is much more colour than expected in = these little organs.   Happy New Year!   Bruce, with Miles, Molly and Degui in the Muttastery at Howling Acres http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502 check out <A = HREF=3D"http://www.visionsuccess.com/BC2053">Vision Success </A>       --part1_166.194ded5b.2b433a26_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>In a message dated = 12/31/02 12:26:59 PM Eastern Standard Time, ScottFop@aol.com writes: <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">The stoplist is as = follows but I am forgetting one stop: <BR>GREAT <BR>8 Diapason, 8 Hohlflute, 8 Dulciana, 4 Octave, 4 Traverse Flute, = Chimes <BR>SWELL <BR>16 Bourdon, 8 Violin Diapason, 8 Stopped Diapason, 8 Aeoline, 8 Voix = Celeste, <BR>4 Harmonic Flute, 2 Flautino, 8 Oboe-Gamba, Tremolo <BR>PEDAL <BR>16 Bourdon, 16 Lieblich Gedeckt <BR>COUPLERS <BR>Great to Pedal, Swell to Pedal, Swell to Great, Swell Super to = Great</FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> <BR>Scott, <BR>My guess is that the mystery stop is an 8' Violin on the Great. = &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;This appears almost identical to one that I worked on and played in Jacksonville, FL. <BR> <BR>Repertoire for this organ should not be too difficult to find, = although the 30 note pedal board might be a consideration. = &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;The Toccata and Fugue in d-minor (Bach) is always a = crowd pleaser, regardless of what it is played on. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;It = worked very well on the Jacksonville organ. &nbsp;&nbsp;The excitement of = the piece needs to come from your playing rather than from the = impressiveness of the registrations... &nbsp;no big reeds or 32! <BR>There are also several of the larger prelude and fugues that work = well, as well as the eight widdle... <BR> <BR>Mendelssohn sonatas and preludes and fugues work well, also. = &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <BR> <BR>There are also some pieces in "The Organ in Church" (Frank Asper) that = fit well, especially the lovely "Reflection" by Asper (he wrote it for his = mom... listeners love to know that!). <BR> <BR>The main consideration I found is selecting repertoire for an organ = like this is the beauty of the individual stops. &nbsp;&nbsp;The = Jacksonville organ has a Doppelflute (where you have a Hohlflute) on the = Great, and it did very well with pieces with flute solos. &nbsp;&nbsp;Alec = Rowley's Pastorale (Three Pieces, maybe Five - duh... don't remember = which) works extremely well. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Flute Tune by Arne, = as well. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <BR> <BR>Not one of my favorite pieces, but Gordon Young's "Prelude in Classic = Style" also does well, and is easy on the ears. &nbsp;&nbsp; <BR> <BR>By being creative, Purcell's Trumpet Voluntary is a good way to = showcase the Great Open Diapason, and is another one of those pieces that = listeners enjoy, "anyway." <BR> <BR>I've heard Vierne's Carillon de Westminster played on a similar = instrument to this at an OHS convention, and it was one of the most = enjoyable hearing of this piece I've experienced. <BR> <BR>My suggestion is to take your favorite pieces, leave your preconceived = registrations at home, and see how well the individual stops can play the = music. &nbsp;&nbsp;Build from there; there is much more colour than = expected in these little organs. <BR> <BR>Happy New Year! <BR> <BR>Bruce, with Miles, Molly and Degui &nbsp;in the Muttastery at Howling = Acres http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502 = &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;check out &nbsp;&nbsp;<A = HREF=3D"http://www.visionsuccess.com/BC2053">Vision Success </A> <BR> <BR></FONT></HTML>   --part1_166.194ded5b.2b433a26_boundary--