PipeChat Digest #2682 - Saturday, February 2, 2002
 
Concert Announcement
  by "Marika E. Buchberger, LRPS" <marika57@earthlink.net>
Concert Announcement x-posted
  by "Tom Hoehn" <thoehn@theatreorgans.com>
Re: Suitable Easter/Lent organ music
  by "Stephen Ohmer" <knopfregal@yahoo.com>
Paul DeLisle obit. - In Memoriam
  by "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com>
Re: Sainte-Chapelle and Cologne Cathedral
  by <WiegandCJ@aol.com>
Re: Buying an Organ? Any Musical instrument?
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Re: Sainte-Chapelle and Cologne Cathedral
  by <WiegandCJ@aol.com>
Re: Sainte-Chapelle and Cologne Cathedral
  by <WiegandCJ@aol.com>
Re: Buying an Organ? Any Musical instrument?
  by "Russ Greene" <rggreene2@shaw.ca>
Rochester TO  Concert Reminder-Carol Williams Entertains this Sunday afte
  by "Ken Evans" <kevans1@rochester.rr.com>
MUSIC FOR TRANSFIGURATION SUNDAY
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
Re: Rochester TO  Concert Reminder-Carol Williams Entertains this Sunday 
  by "Rodney West" <rodneywest72@yahoo.com>
Re: CRITIQUING OURSELVES AS ARTISTS
  by "Rodney West" <rodneywest72@yahoo.com>
 

(back) Subject: Concert Announcement From: "Marika E. Buchberger, LRPS" <marika57@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2002 07:28:51 -0500   Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Newark, New Jersey:   Connecticut Choral Artists - Sunday, February 10, 2002 at 4:00 pm. $10, suggested donation.   Richard Coffey, Conductor, Larry Allen, Organist.   A Tribute to Maurice Durufle' upon the centennial of his birth. Program to feature: Requiem, Messe Cum Jubilo, Quatre Motets, Prelude and Fugue on ALAIN.   Be there, or be square!!!   -- ***************************************************** Healthcare references for everyone. "Recipient of the year 2000 Featured Site Award at healthAtoZ.com" http://home.earthlink.net/~marika57/m_erika.html   Internet Safety Lessons. Must reading for everyone. http://home.earthlink.net/~marika57/safetylessons.html *****************************************************      
(back) Subject: Concert Announcement x-posted From: "Tom Hoehn" <thoehn@theatreorgans.com> Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2002 10:41:48 -0500   Hi group -   Sorry about this late posting, but lots of stuff happening right now.....   SATURDAY - FEBRUARY 2, 2002 - ROYALTY THEATRE - CLEARWATER, FLORIDA - = SILENT FILM - BIRTH OF A NATION (1933) - accompanied by TOM HOEHN - show times - 1:00pm & 4:30pm - $6.00 admission ($5.00 seniors and students)   Tom Hoehn, Organist Tampa Theatre, Tampa, FL Royalty Theatre, Clearwater, FL First United Methodist Church, Clearwater, FL CFTOS/Manasota/OATOS/HiloBay/CIC-ATOS http://theatreorgans.com/tomhoehn      
(back) Subject: Re: Suitable Easter/Lent organ music From: "Stephen Ohmer" <knopfregal@yahoo.com> Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2002 10:44:34 -0800 (PST)   I just got "Three Meditations for Organ on Lenten Hymns" by Harold Owen (GIA - G-5414)   Based on: "Aus der tiefe" (aka Heinlein) "Aus Tiefer Not" "Erhalt Uns, Herr" (the ornamented vers. of the tune)   All three quite nice, my favorite being Erhalt.   Steve Ohmer in Pearland - but not smelling fumes.   =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D     __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Great stuff seeking new owners in Yahoo! Auctions! http://auctions.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: Paul DeLisle obit. - In Memoriam From: "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com> Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2002 14:31:39 -0500   Paul R. DeLisle, 48 Friday, February 01, 2002   FALL RIVER MA- Paul R. DeLisle, 48, of North Main Street, died Thursday, Jan. 31, at home. He leaves two sisters; two brothers, including Raymond L. DeLisle of Spencer; nephews and nieces. He served in the Navy aboard the USS Hunley = in Scotland. Mr. DeLisle was a pipe organ builder and restorer, and owned and operated DeLisle Pipe Organ Co. He was the New England representative for Wicks Organ Co. of Highland, Ill. He was a member of Grace Episcopal Church in New Bedford. Auclair Funeral Home, 690 South Main St., Fall River, is directing arrangements.  
(back) Subject: Re: Sainte-Chapelle and Cologne Cathedral From: <WiegandCJ@aol.com> Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2002 14:40:37 EST   In einer eMail vom 30.01.02 14:01:18 (MEZ) Mitteleurop=E4ische Zeit schreibt= =20 gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com:   > Anyway, I was reading last night about Sainte-Chapelle (forgive me if > the spelling is off - I'm too lazy to look it up) and Cologne Cathedral. > There was no sign or mention of an organ at the former - is there, and > can one describe it?   There was a Cliquot until 1791 when it was transferred to the l'=E9glise Sai= nt=20 Germain l'Auxerrois Paris. Today, the Sainte-Chapelle has no Great Organ.   > Regarding the latter, there was on the left a hanging (cantilevered, if > you will) division. Can one describe for us the organ at Cologne?   The Cologne Cathedral (K=F6lner Dom) got a "provisional" Zwirner organ in 19= 42.=20 This provisorium stayed there until it's end by allied bombs in 1943.   The Dom was heavily damaged in WWII. The then Cardinal Frings decided just=20 because of the misery in that hopeless time to celebrate the 700th year afte= r=20 laying of the foundation stone of the Dom in 1948. Because of the war damage= =20 the nave at that time was seperated by a wall just behind the transept, and=20 services were possible only in the choir and the transept. For the=20 celebration of the centennial in 1948 Klais (from Bonn, ca. 20 km from=20 Cologne) built at the left corner between choir and transept a once more as=20 provisorium titled organ of 68 stops. With the restoration of the nave=20 completed and the separation wall removed in 1956, this organ enlarged to=20 IV/88 (and IV/135 as you can sometimes read).   This organ was well enloved by the then cathedral organist Josef Zimmermann,= =20 but not so much by his successor Clemens Ganz. You can hear recordings with=20 this organs:   Rheinberger with Clemens Ganz http://store.yahoo.com/ohscatalog/rheinfes.htm= l Improvisations with Dupre http://store.yahoo.com/ohscatalog/dupimincol.html and Cochereau http://store.yahoo.com/ohscatalog/cocatcol.html.   Since 1986 there were considerations if and mainly where a new organ should=20 be built. This resulted in the new nave organ, built by Klais too. Please=20 lokk to http://www.cologneweb.com/domorgel.htm and=20 http://www.orgelbau-klais.com/de/50_obau/51d1_2.htm for details.   Although this new organ is with III/45 much smaller, it fills the cathedral=20 much better from its position than the elder Klais can.   Yes, can, not could: the Klais from 1948/1956 was not scrapped, but is=20 retained at its original place for organ historical reasons and for=20 occasional use.   There is one recording with both organs played by Clemens Ganz=20 http://www.jpc.de/jpcdb/artsearch/showjpcart.html?artnum=3D1029346   and several recordings with the new Klais only, for instance=20 http://www.theorganmag.com/New_CD_Reviews/new_klais_organ_in_koln_dom.htm   A photo of the new organ is at http://www.orgelbau-klais.com/de/fs_main.htm   Please excuse my poor English.   Carl  
(back) Subject: Re: Buying an Organ? Any Musical instrument? From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2002 15:24:34 EST   Hi Russ   The key words are buy a good or a great instrument. The thing that amazes me most is that it isn't necessarily rich people who finance most organ projects. There is a great sense of community that develops if the goals are set correctly for a new church organ. It's the donars who of modest means, who really put themselves out to contribute, realize that this is also contributing to the worship of God. "Voices in the Wind" make this apparent when congregation members at the Offertory, carry into the church, pipes that they have so lovingly = purchased. Every time the organ is played, they have the realization that their pipe or pipes are being heard to the Glory of God.   The I.R.S. also gives a generous write off for such contributions. It's either money down the bureaucratic drain or Pipes for God. The choice is simple. Which would give more pleasure? A dollar spent on God, is a dollar the government doesn't need.   A church congregation should buy an organ that meets their needs. Not every organ needs to be 50 to 100 stops, although that would be nice, but a rational well designed organ to meet the needs of a joyful, hymn singing happy church. People who look only at the price tag, very much miss the point. People who are ready to settle for less because it's = cheaper deceive themselves. This is where good leadership, and good stewardship come into play. We all know that if you buy cheap, you get cheap, but if quality is the goal, you can have that too and feel apart of something bigger than yourself.   Sincerely,   Ron Severin  
(back) Subject: Re: Sainte-Chapelle and Cologne Cathedral From: <WiegandCJ@aol.com> Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2002 15:26:38 EST   In einer eMail vom 01.02.02 20:42:27 (MEZ) Mitteleurop=E4ische Zeit schreibt= =20 WiegandCJ@aol.com:   <<=20 The Cologne Cathedral (K=F6lner Dom) got a "provisional" Zwirner organ in=20 1942.=20 This provisorium stayed there until it's end by allied bombs in 1943. >>   Sorry, I have to correct myself. One of my fingers failed the correct key:=20 The Zwirner organ was built in 1842, not 1942. So this provisorium stayed=20 there some 101 years!   Carl  
(back) Subject: Re: Sainte-Chapelle and Cologne Cathedral From: <WiegandCJ@aol.com> Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2002 15:28:51 EST   In einer eMail vom 01.02.02 20:42:27 (MEZ) Mitteleurop=E4ische Zeit schreibt= =20 WiegandCJ@aol.com:   << With the restoration of the nave=20 completed and the separation wall removed in 1956, this organ enlarged to=20 IV/88 (and IV/135 as you can sometimes read). >>   I think I was a little stressed. Second correction: (and _not_ IV/135 as you= =20 can sometimes read)   Carl  
(back) Subject: Re: Buying an Organ? Any Musical instrument? From: "Russ Greene" <rggreene2@shaw.ca> Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2002 15:23:48 -0600   Hi Ron,   Your points are well taken and I am in complete agreement with them. What sticks in my craw however is the disdain for financial considerations and the undisguised contempt towards anyone who would include cost as a valid part of the equation when buying an instrument which is often expressed by organists, including many on these lists. And I must repeat, I have seldom heard similar sentiments raised by other musicians, say a violinist who = must play an instrument less than the Stradivarius he/she really would like.   Russ    
(back) Subject: Rochester TO Concert Reminder-Carol Williams Entertains this Sunday afternoon. (cross-posted) From: "Ken Evans" <kevans1@rochester.rr.com> Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2002 21:49:31 -0500   A reminder that the Rochester Theater Organ Society will present Carol Williams for her debut performance at our 4/22 Wurlitzer on this Sunday afternoon (Feb. 3) at 2:30 PM. This performance by this internationally acclaimed organist will take place in the Auditorium Center, 875 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14605.   Tickets at only $10 each for this performance will go on sale at the box office one hour before the performance starts. With 2565 seats available there is room for all.   Lots of information including driving directions, pictures of our installations, and Carol's biography are available at http://theatreorgans.com/rochestr/ . Come to Rochester and join us for a wonderful Sunday afternoon of world-class theater organ entertainment.   Ken Evans      
(back) Subject: MUSIC FOR TRANSFIGURATION SUNDAY From: <ScottFop@aol.com> Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2002 22:24:27 EST   My contributions for substantial, appropriate choral repertoire with wonderful organ accompaniments are as follows:   "Christ Whose Glory Fills the Skies" by T. Fredrick H. Candlyn "The Omnipotence" by Franz Schubert "God Is Gone Up" by Gerald Finzi or Healey Willan (good for Ascension too)   Scott Foppiano  
(back) Subject: Re: Rochester TO Concert Reminder-Carol Williams Entertains this Sunday afternoon. (cross-posted) From: "Rodney West" <rodneywest72@yahoo.com> Date: Sat, 2 Feb 2002 01:37:48 -0800 (PST)   Is she really a theater organist? I didn't know.   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Great stuff seeking new owners in Yahoo! Auctions! http://auctions.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: Re: CRITIQUING OURSELVES AS ARTISTS From: "Rodney West" <rodneywest72@yahoo.com> Date: Sat, 2 Feb 2002 01:51:29 -0800 (PST)   Very smart and a good letter, Neil!   The tape recorder is an amazing teacher in that it teaches us to hear ourselves in a way that we might not otherwise.   I admit to going to concerts earlier and feeling critical--ah, the stupidity of youth. Nowadays, I love hearing people do things differently. I embrace the freshness. I don't go into concerts wanting to criticize the organ or player. I go in to be touched and enlightened.   I know of one organ enthusiast who will criticize every peformance that is not played on a tracker organ. I don't waste any time thinking about him or his views. But I do feel pity, because he misses the whole point of a concert. to be deeply moved and changed by the music. The organ isn't the music, persay, but is the vehicle through which the musician expresses his musicality. Who cares what action the instrument has if the music touches and inspires us. That's the whole point.   And along these lines, it doesn't matter at all if we agree or disagree with another performer: It's not our concert, but that of the organist at the console. It is his/her performance and he/she is showing us how he/she sees and feels the music. We gain much more by opening up ourselves and simply absorbing a new perspective.   RW     __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Great stuff seeking new owners in Yahoo! Auctions! http://auctions.yahoo.com