PipeChat Digest #2699 - Sunday, February 10, 2002
 
G. DONALD HARRISON AEOLIAN-SKINNER ORGANS
  by "douglas morgan" <dkmorgan76209@yahoo.com>
CEECNY Service Music 2/8 & 2/9/2002
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
Re: G. DONALD HARRISON AEOLIAN-SKINNER ORGANS
  by "Stan Yoder" <vze2myh5@verizon.net>
Re: G. DONALD HARRISON AEOLIAN-SKINNER ORGANS
  by "douglas morgan" <dkmorgan76209@yahoo.com>
weekend humor (short)
  by "Pat Maimone" <patmai@juno.com>
Chronicler II Angelus
  by "pat and ian" <patian@senet.com.au>
Recital programming
  by <MFoxy9795@aol.com>
(no subject)
  by "mike mcdonald" <pipeorganman54@hotmail.com>
Re:
  by "douglas morgan" <dkmorgan76209@yahoo.com>
 

(back) Subject: G. DONALD HARRISON AEOLIAN-SKINNER ORGANS From: "douglas morgan" <dkmorgan76209@yahoo.com> Date: Sat, 9 Feb 2002 05:48:48 -0800 (PST)   It has been very interesting to read some of the opinions regarding the tonal contributions of G. Donald Harrison, his influence on American organs tonally, and his incorporation of Willis tonal concepts into American organ building.   I would like to bring your attention to one organ in particular - the organ in the First Baptist Church in Longview, Texas. It is a 4-manual, 87-rank instrument (Opus 1174, 1951). It was installed by the late T. J. Williams, who maintained it until his health failed around 1970, and in 1971, I took over the maintenance, and in 1999, Dan Garland of Fort Worth, Texas became the caretaker. No one else has ever touched the organ.   This organ is one of a very few Aeolian-Skinner organs which has an ivory nameplate bearing the signature of G. Donald Harrison (one of only two in Texas). Mr. Williams was very careful not to make any tonal changes, and I did likewise, and Dan Garland concurs exactly with our evaluation, and the Organ Historical Society recently conferred a placque on the organ designating it an historical instrument. The organ stands EXACTLY as Mr Harrison left it in 1951. The "experts" have been kept away from it and have not made any "improvements" to it tonally, and Dan Garland and I are going to do everything we can to see that it stays that way. The organ was recently completely re-leathered, and still has its original remote combination action (which has been completely rebuilt, beginning about 1980).   The organ is in a very good acoustical setting in an enormous auditorium with a 95' wood ceiling. It would be well worth the time of anyone who would like to visit and play the organ, and see one of the few organs of G. Donald Harriston that is completely unaltered. The church is very generous about letting people play the organ, but I suggest you call to find a time when the heating/air conditioning is on. Unfortunately there is a great fluctuation of temperature there as it gets very hot in the summer, and very cold in the winter.   =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D D. Keith Morgan, RPT Pipe Organ & Piano Service 400 Conditt Circle Denton, Texas 76209-4861 (940) 382-0348 dkmorgan76209@yahoo.com   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Send FREE Valentine eCards with Yahoo! Greetings! http://greetings.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: CEECNY Service Music 2/8 & 2/9/2002 From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Sat, 9 Feb 2002 15:11:35 EST   Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York Sabbath Service Music Friday Evening Service, 8 February, 2002:   L'Cho Dodi -- Isadore Freed Bor'chu and Sh'ma Yisroel -- Max Helfman Yismechu -- Harry Coopersmith "May the Words" -- Michael Isaacson Anthem: "Hashkivenu" -- Ben Steinberg Adoration -- Juilius Chajes Kiddush -- Isadore Freed Psaume 150 -- S. Naumbourg "Tuba Tune" -- C. S. Lang   Saturday Morning Service, 9 February, 2002:   Shachar Avakeshko -- Isadore Freed Bor'chu and Sh'ma Yisroel -- Reuven Kosakoff Mi Chomochaw -- Heinrich Schalit Kedusha -- H. Zoellner "May the Words" -- Reuven Kosakoff Hallel -- David Goldstein Seu Sheorim -- Leon Algazi Sh'ma/L'Cho Adonoy/Gad'lu/Hodo Al Eretz -- Leon Algazi Etz Chayim -- Leon Algazi Anthem: Psalm 133 -- Leonard Bernstein (Chichester Psalms) Va'anachnu -- Isadore Freed On that day, The Lord shall be One, and His Name shall be One -- Isadore = Freed Anthem: "To All The Nations" -- Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy   ....  
(back) Subject: Re: G. DONALD HARRISON AEOLIAN-SKINNER ORGANS From: "Stan Yoder" <vze2myh5@verizon.net> Date: Sat, 09 Feb 2002 15:51:36 -0500       douglas morgan wrote: > > It has been very interesting to read some of the > opinions regarding the tonal contributions of G. > Donald Harrison, his influence on American organs > tonally, and his incorporation of Willis tonal > concepts into American organ building. > > I would like to bring your attention to one organ in > particular - the organ in the First Baptist Church in > Longview, Texas. It is a 4-manual, 87-rank instrument > (Opus 1174, 1951).   [snip]   Ah yes, and I have the 1953 LP of the Sowerby symphony, played on it by = Catherine Crozier. While not a recording with great presence, it does reveal a 'together' instrument.   Stan Yoder Pittsburgh  
(back) Subject: Re: G. DONALD HARRISON AEOLIAN-SKINNER ORGANS From: "douglas morgan" <dkmorgan76209@yahoo.com> Date: Sat, 9 Feb 2002 13:23:58 -0800 (PST)   Dear Stan:   Thank you very much for your response to my post about the Longview organ.   When a friend died about five years ago, Catharine Croziers Kendall recordings were among some things that I inherited. When Crozier recorded the Sowerby Symphony at the Groton School about ten years ago, the program notes were copied verbatim from the 1953 Kendall recordings.   Someone else was asking me about those records. They have, of course, long since been unavailable. I would like to think that they will be re-mastered and re-issued on compact disc, but who knows? The master tapes probably no longer exist. I think I will ask Catharine Crozier about that.   Thanks again.   D. Keith Morgan     --- Stan Yoder <vze2myh5@verizon.net> wrote: > > > douglas morgan wrote: > > > > It has been very interesting to read some of the > > opinions regarding the tonal contributions of G. > > Donald Harrison, his influence on American organs > > tonally, and his incorporation of Willis tonal > > concepts into American organ building. > > > > I would like to bring your attention to one organ > in > > particular - the organ in the First Baptist Church > in > > Longview, Texas. It is a 4-manual, 87-rank > instrument > > (Opus 1174, 1951). > > [snip] > > Ah yes, and I have the 1953 LP of the Sowerby > symphony, played on it by Catherine Crozier. While > not > a recording with great presence, it does reveal a > 'together' instrument. > > Stan Yoder > Pittsburgh > > "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 >     =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D D. Keith Morgan, RPT Pipe Organ & Piano Service 400 Conditt Circle Denton, Texas 76209-4861 (940) 382-0348 dkmorgan76209@yahoo.com   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Send FREE Valentine eCards with Yahoo! Greetings! http://greetings.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: weekend humor (short) From: "Pat Maimone" <patmai@juno.com> Date: Sat, 9 Feb 2002 16:53:46 -0500   Thought that we could use some humor this weekend.   Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2002 22:26:03 -0800 From: Stan Kegel <kegel@FEA.NET> Subject: Puns of the Weak: 02/08/02 (Part 1) .. IN THE NEWS: <snip>   =95Dr. Christian Barnard, the man who performed the first human heart transplant, has died. Unfortunately, there will be no music at his funeral as the church is still trying to locate a suitable organ. (Jim Barach)=95   <major snip>   from the Humor Digest.   Greetings to all from the Hudson Valley, Pat Maimone, Post Chapel, West Point, NY patmai@juno.com ________________________________________________________________ GET INTERNET ACCESS FROM JUNO! Juno offers FREE or PREMIUM Internet access for less! Join Juno today! For your FREE software, visit: http://dl.www.juno.com/get/web/.  
(back) Subject: Chronicler II Angelus From: "pat and ian" <patian@senet.com.au> Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2002 09:18:19 +1030       I need information on the Ahlborn-Galanti Chronicler II Series organ known as the ANGELUS.   Replies would be appreciated.   Ian.    
(back) Subject: Recital programming From: <MFoxy9795@aol.com> Date: Sat, 09 Feb 2002 19:31:16 EST   i remember someone saying every organ recital should include "at least one = hummable tune." merry   >Repertoire: Good artists know to mix a little new with the "war horses". And there is a very real psychological aspect to planning good programs. = It was a great pianist (and his name escapes me just now) who said, "Always leave the audience wanting more."   At the San Francisco AGO convention (early 80s) John Fenstermaker's = session about program planning compared a good program to a good menu. He added that restaurants are so-called because they are supposed to *restore* = one's feeling of well-being all-around. This mission requires attention to more than the food.      
(back) Subject: From: "mike mcdonald" <pipeorganman54@hotmail.com> Date: Sat, 09 Feb 2002 17:28:24 -0800   request pipechat       _________________________________________________________________ Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at = http://explorer.msn.com/intl.asp.    
(back) Subject: Re: From: "douglas morgan" <dkmorgan76209@yahoo.com> Date: Sat, 9 Feb 2002 17:30:33 -0800 (PST)   ??? --- mike mcdonald <pipeorganman54@hotmail.com> wrote: > request pipechat > > > > _________________________________________________________________ > Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at > http://explorer.msn.com/intl.asp. > > > "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 >     =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D D. Keith Morgan, RPT Pipe Organ & Piano Service 400 Conditt Circle Denton, Texas 76209-4861 (940) 382-0348 dkmorgan76209@yahoo.com   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Send FREE Valentine eCards with Yahoo! Greetings! http://greetings.yahoo.com