PipeChat Digest #2678 - Thursday, January 31, 2002
 
RE: Festival Alleluias
  by "Joshua Edwards" <fbcorganist@charter.net>
RE: Festival Alleluias
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
RE: Festival Alleluias
  by "Joshua Edwards" <fbcorganist@charter.net>
Organ Specs, FUMC Graham Texas
  by <Pologaptommy@aol.com>
Re: Organ Specs, FUMC Graham Texas
  by "STEVE BOURNIAS" <yfd4@hotmail.com>
Re: Quick Karg-Elert question
  by "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu>
Re: Quick Karg-Elert question
  by "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu>
Re: Organ Specs, FUMC Graham Texas
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Organ Specs, FUMC Graham Texas
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
pologaptommy's instrument
  by "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz>
Re: Organ Specs, FUMC Graham Texas
  by "Randy Terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com>
AVOIDING THREE RANK MIXTURES?
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
Re: AVOIDING THREE RANK MIXTURES?
  by <KurtvonS@aol.com>
UPCOMING CONCERT NOTICES
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
Pipe Organ Pictures, FUMC Graham, TX
  by <Pologaptommy@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: RE: Festival Alleluias From: "Joshua Edwards" <fbcorganist@charter.net> Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2002 21:11:20 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_000C_01C1A9D2.AA6CD510 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   OOPS... sorry.... it's the Festival Alleluias by William Ferris. It's for the choir overtop of Widor's Toccata. Sorry!!! Josh   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of David Scribner Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2002 9:10 PM To: PipeChat Subject: Re: Festival Alleluias       Does anyone have a copy of the Festival Alleluias that they can scan and send to me. I have ordered the music but need it ASAP.       WHAT "Festival Alleluias"??? You aren't giving enough info.   David     ------=3D_NextPart_000_000C_01C1A9D2.AA6CD510 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META HTTP-EQUIV=3D3D"Content-Type" CONTENT=3D3D"text/html; =3D charset=3D3Dus-ascii"> <TITLE>Message</TITLE>   <STYLE type=3D3Dtext/css>BLOCKQUOTE { PADDING-BOTTOM: 0px; PADDING-TOP: 0px } DL { PADDING-BOTTOM: 0px; PADDING-TOP: 0px } UL { PADDING-BOTTOM: 0px; PADDING-TOP: 0px } OL { PADDING-BOTTOM: 0px; PADDING-TOP: 0px } LI { PADDING-BOTTOM: 0px; PADDING-TOP: 0px } </STYLE>   <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 6.00.2712.300" name=3D3DGENERATOR></HEAD> <BODY> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D057561002-31012002><FONT face=3D3DArial = color=3D3D#0000ff =3D   size=3D3D2>OOPS... sorry.... it's the Festival Alleluias by William =3D Ferris.&nbsp;=3D20 It's for the choir overtop of Widor's Toccata.</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D057561002-31012002><FONT face=3D3DArial = color=3D3D#0000ff =3D   size=3D3D2></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D057561002-31012002><FONT face=3D3DArial = color=3D3D#0000ff =3D   size=3D3D2>Sorry!!!</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D057561002-31012002><FONT face=3D3DArial = color=3D3D#0000ff =3D   size=3D3D2></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D057561002-31012002><FONT face=3D3DArial = color=3D3D#0000ff =3D   size=3D3D2>Josh</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D057561002-31012002></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV> <BLOCKQUOTE dir=3D3Dltr style=3D3D"MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px"> <DIV></DIV> <DIV class=3D3DOutlookMessageHeader lang=3D3Den-us dir=3D3Dltr =3D align=3D3Dleft><FONT=3D20 face=3D3DTahoma size=3D3D2>-----Original = Message-----<BR><B>From:</B>=3D20 pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] <B>On Behalf Of =3D </B>David=3D20 Scribner<BR><B>Sent:</B> Wednesday, January 30, 2002 9:10 =3D PM<BR><B>To:</B>=3D20 PipeChat<BR><B>Subject:</B> Re: Festival =3D Alleluias<BR><BR></FONT></DIV> <BLOCKQUOTE cite=3D3D"" type=3D3D"cite"><FONT size=3D3D-1>Does anyone = have a =3D copy of the=3D20 Festival Alleluias that they can scan and send to me.&nbsp; I have =3D ordered=3D20 the music but need it ASAP.</FONT></BLOCKQUOTE> <BLOCKQUOTE cite=3D3D"" type=3D3D"cite">&nbsp;</BLOCKQUOTE> <DIV><BR></DIV> <DIV>WHAT "Festival Alleluias"???&nbsp; You aren't giving enough =3D info.</DIV> <DIV><BR></DIV> <DIV>David</DIV></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_000C_01C1A9D2.AA6CD510--    
(back) Subject: RE: Festival Alleluias From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2002 20:58:05 -0600   >OOPS... sorry.... it's the Festival Alleluias by William Ferris. >It's for the choir overtop of Widor's Toccata.   Unfortunately, those are NOT by William Ferris!! They were originally done by his teacher (and mine) Dr. Arthur C. Becker probably well before Ferris was born!   David   BTW, PLEASE send your postings in PLAIN TEXT!  
(back) Subject: RE: Festival Alleluias From: "Joshua Edwards" <fbcorganist@charter.net> Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2002 22:21:00 -0500   I ordered a copy from Brodt today. They are published by Oxford University press with Ferris as the composer. How did this happen?   Josh     -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of David Scribner Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2002 9:58 PM To: PipeChat Subject: RE: Festival Alleluias     >OOPS... sorry.... it's the Festival Alleluias by William Ferris. >It's for the choir overtop of Widor's Toccata.   Unfortunately, those are NOT by William Ferris!! They were originally done by his teacher (and mine) Dr. Arthur C. Becker probably well before Ferris was born!   David   BTW, PLEASE send your postings in PLAIN TEXT!   "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: Organ Specs, FUMC Graham Texas From: <Pologaptommy@aol.com> Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2002 22:21:40 EST     --part1_16c.80411a0.298a1244_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Hi, I just thought I would post the specs of the organ at the church that = I am trying out for... Its a wonderful organ, and is very well taken care of. The church also = has quite a bit of money in the organ fund specified for the enlargement of = the instrument. The organist who gets the position (I was the only applicant, =   after the church waited 3 years) will get to decide what gets added to the =   organ. I would like to post the pictures of the organ, and the organ chambers, but I am not sure what the list's policies are about that. = Also, please feel free to give me your opinion on what might be the best = additions for the organ...They have enough funds to add maybe 4-6 ranks of pipes.   Builder, Hilgreen Lane   Great 8' Principal 8' Gamba 8' Gedeckt 4' Octave 2' Fifteenth III Mixture 8' Trumpet Swell to Great 16 Swell to Great 8 Swell to Great 4 Great to Great 16 Great to Great 4   Swell 8' Violin Diapason 8' Melodia 8' Salicional 8' Vox Celeste 4' Flute Harmonic 2' Piccolo Tremulant Swell to Swell 16 Swell to Swell 4 Unison Off   Pedal 16' Bourdon 16' Lieblich Gedeckt 8' Bourdon 8' Stopped Diapason 8 Great to Pedal 4 Great to Pedal 8 Swell to Pedal 4 Swell to Pedal   This is a very nice instrument, 16 ranks, and very capable of producing a nice variety of sounds. The sanctuary also provides 2.5 seconds of = reverb. However, the wind chests for the pedal division are being replaced, a new outdoor chime system is going to be added (playable from the console), and =   the midi upgraded. There is also talk of the possibility of adding = digital stops to the organ, I would really rather not, but the music director has = his heart set on digital stops. Also, the sanctuary seats 600-700 and the = organ does the provide enough support for the choir and congregation without = having EVERYTHING on. So we will have to remedy that. Any input you have on this will be appreciated. Thanks, Josh   --part1_16c.80411a0.298a1244_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>Hi, I just thought I = would post the specs of the organ at the church that I am trying out = for...<BR> Its a wonderful organ, and is very well taken care of.&nbsp; The church = also has quite a bit of money in the organ fund specified for the = enlargement of the instrument.&nbsp; The organist who gets the position (I = was the only applicant, after the church waited 3 years) will get to = decide what gets added to the organ.&nbsp; I would like to post the = pictures of the organ, and the organ chambers, but I am not sure what the = list's policies are about that.&nbsp; Also, please feel free to give me = your opinion on what might be the best additions for the organ...They have = enough funds to add maybe 4-6 ranks of pipes.&nbsp; <BR> <BR> Builder, Hilgreen Lane<BR> <BR> <B><U>Great</B></U><BR> 8' Principal<BR> 8' Gamba<BR> 8' Gedeckt<BR> 4' Octave<BR> 2' Fifteenth<BR> III Mixture<BR> 8' Trumpet<BR> Swell to Great 16<BR> Swell to Great 8<BR> Swell to Great 4<BR> Great to Great 16<BR> Great to Great 4<BR> <BR> <B><U>Swell</B></U><BR> 8' Violin Diapason<BR> 8' Melodia<BR> 8' Salicional<BR> 8' Vox Celeste<BR> 4' Flute Harmonic<BR> 2' Piccolo<BR> Tremulant<BR> Swell to Swell 16<BR> Swell to Swell 4<BR> Unison Off<BR> <BR> <B><U>Pedal</B></U><BR> 16' Bourdon<BR> 16' Lieblich Gedeckt<BR> 8' Bourdon<BR> 8' Stopped Diapason<BR> 8 Great to Pedal<BR> 4 Great to Pedal<BR> 8 Swell to Pedal<BR> 4 Swell to Pedal<BR> <BR> This is a very nice instrument, 16 ranks, and very capable of producing a = nice variety of sounds.&nbsp; The sanctuary also provides 2.5 seconds of = reverb.&nbsp; However, the wind chests for the pedal division are being = replaced, a new outdoor chime system is going to be added (playable from = the console), and the midi upgraded.&nbsp; There is also talk of the = possibility of adding digital stops to the organ, I would really rather not, but = the music director has his heart set on digital stops.&nbsp; Also, the = sanctuary seats 600-700 and the organ does the provide enough support for = the choir and congregation without having EVERYTHING on.&nbsp; So we will = have to remedy that.<BR> Any input you have on this will be appreciated.<BR> Thanks, <BR> Josh</FONT></HTML>   --part1_16c.80411a0.298a1244_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Organ Specs, FUMC Graham Texas From: "STEVE BOURNIAS" <yfd4@hotmail.com> Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 03:37:52 +0000     new great division koppelflote 4...new swell division prestant 4...new = swell division petit jeu III rks....2-1-1/3-1....new swell basson-hautbois 8 extended to 16 in the pedal....steve bournias in old warren, ohio....ps....choralbass 4 in the pedal as well as synthetic 32' grand harmonics derived from the pedal bourdon   >From: Pologaptommy@aol.com >Reply-To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> >To: pipechat@pipechat.org >Subject: Organ Specs, FUMC Graham Texas >Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2002 22:21:40 EST > >Hi, I just thought I would post the specs of the organ at the church that = I >am trying out for... >Its a wonderful organ, and is very well taken care of. The church also = has >quite a bit of money in the organ fund specified for the enlargement of = the >instrument. The organist who gets the position (I was the only = applicant, >after the church waited 3 years) will get to decide what gets added to = the >organ. I would like to post the pictures of the organ, and the organ >chambers, but I am not sure what the list's policies are about that. = Also, >please feel free to give me your opinion on what might be the best >additions >for the organ...They have enough funds to add maybe 4-6 ranks of pipes. > >Builder, Hilgreen Lane > >Great >8' Principal >8' Gamba >8' Gedeckt >4' Octave >2' Fifteenth >III Mixture >8' Trumpet >Swell to Great 16 >Swell to Great 8 >Swell to Great 4 >Great to Great 16 >Great to Great 4 > >Swell >8' Violin Diapason >8' Melodia >8' Salicional >8' Vox Celeste >4' Flute Harmonic >2' Piccolo >Tremulant >Swell to Swell 16 >Swell to Swell 4 >Unison Off > >Pedal >16' Bourdon >16' Lieblich Gedeckt >8' Bourdon >8' Stopped Diapason >8 Great to Pedal >4 Great to Pedal >8 Swell to Pedal >4 Swell to Pedal > >This is a very nice instrument, 16 ranks, and very capable of producing a >nice variety of sounds. The sanctuary also provides 2.5 seconds of = reverb. >However, the wind chests for the pedal division are being replaced, a new >outdoor chime system is going to be added (playable from the console), = and >the midi upgraded. There is also talk of the possibility of adding = digital >stops to the organ, I would really rather not, but the music director has =   >his >heart set on digital stops. Also, the sanctuary seats 600-700 and the >organ >does the provide enough support for the choir and congregation without >having >EVERYTHING on. So we will have to remedy that. >Any input you have on this will be appreciated. >Thanks, >Josh     e   _________________________________________________________________ MSN Photos is the easiest way to share and print your photos: http://photos.msn.com/support/worldwide.aspx    
(back) Subject: Re: Quick Karg-Elert question From: "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu> Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2002 22:37:31 -0400   on 1/30/02 2:56 PM, Karl Moyer at kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu wrote:   > Op. 76, No. 45. > > Karl E. Moyer > Lancaster PA   Not in my book, where it is op. 65. According to John Henderson's opus (A Directory of Composers for Organ) op. 76 is "20 Preludes and Postludes," which is rather less than 45.     Randy Runyon Music Director Zion Lutheran Church Hamilton, Ohio runyonr@muohio.edu      
(back) Subject: Re: Quick Karg-Elert question From: "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu> Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2002 22:43:37 -0500   Oops!!! Yes, of course. Sorry! And thanks to Randolph for picking up = my error.   Karl   > From: Randolph Runyon <runyonr@muohio.edu> > Reply-To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2002 22:37:31 -0400 > To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Subject: Re: Quick Karg-Elert question > > on 1/30/02 2:56 PM, Karl Moyer at kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu = wrote: > >> Op. 76, No. 45. >> >> Karl E. Moyer >> Lancaster PA > > Not in my book, where it is op. 65. According to John Henderson's opus = (A > Directory of Composers for Organ) op. 76 is "20 Preludes and Postludes," > which is rather less than 45. > > > 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: Organ Specs, FUMC Graham Texas From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2002 23:49:38 EST     --part1_126.b017314.298a26e2_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   What is the music director's problem that he want digital stops? Is he = not an organist and just wants technology, or does he want some "strange" = things, which would be a reasonable justification for digital stops (noises that pipes don't make).   Since the pedal chest is being replaced it would be a good time to add a couple of stops to the pedal to give it some independence. Looks like = the Swell could use come reeds and a little more beef for the chorus. Does = the organ work well as it is?     Bruce Cornely < Cremona502@cs.com > with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Visit Howling Acres and meet the Baskerbeagles: Duncan, Miles, Molly & = Dewi < http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502 >   --part1_126.b017314.298a26e2_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>What is the music = director's problem that he want digital stops? &nbsp;&nbsp;Is he not an = organist and just wants technology, or does he want some "strange" things, = which would be a reasonable justification for digital stops (noises that = pipes don't make). <BR> <BR>Since the pedal chest is being replaced it would be a good time to add = a couple of stops to the pedal to give it some independence. = &nbsp;&nbsp;Looks like the Swell could use come reeds and a little more = beef for the chorus. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Does the organ work well as it is? <BR> <BR> <BR> Bruce Cornely &lt; Cremona502@cs.com &gt;<I> </I> <BR>with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" <BR>Visit Howling Acres <I>&nbsp;</I>and meet the Baskerbeagles: = &nbsp;Duncan, Miles, Molly &amp; Dewi <BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt; &nbsp;http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502 = &gt;</FONT></HTML>   --part1_126.b017314.298a26e2_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Organ Specs, FUMC Graham Texas From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2002 23:59:40 EST   Nota Bene: Avoid three-rank mixtures like the plague...  
(back) Subject: pologaptommy's instrument From: "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 18:44:06 +1300   Dear Josh, You haven't specified whether your organ is on slider chests or on direct-electric or something else again. Your church is obviously too big for that rather limited instrument - the Swell, especially, seems a very poor design. I'd do the following, to make maximum use of any new ranks. First, discard any idea of electronic stops - no good. And why have a midi system? And what use are "chimes" - they'll never sound as well as one proper bell. Too, scrap all those massive amounts of couplers, all they = are doing is taking up console space and merely trying to cover defects in the design. Be creative. If cost is a factor, don't bother with more than a = tiny handful of pistons either - they cost money and yet not one piston has = ever made a musical sound. Without having seen or heard your instrument, and not even having any idea how old it is, here goes - 1. Extend the Lieblich Gedackt upwards and put it on the Great at both 16 and 4ft, and 4ft on the Pedal. 2. Put the Violin Diapason on the Pedal at 8 & 4, possibly even 2ft. 3. New 4ft Principal for the Swell, plus (19.22) 2rk Mixture. 4. New Trumpet unit for the Swell and Pedal at 16, 8 & 4 on each = division. English tone, but bright. Full-length in metal to CCC, all enclosed. 5. Add a 2rk Principal-toned Cymbal to the Great, not much higher pitch than the existing Mixture. These changes should ensure a much grander chorus, loud enough for your needs, and also much more colour. If you still have money left, I'd go for a, wait for it, 2rk Sesquialtera (12.17) down to TenF on the Swell, of Gemshorn pipes so it could be tolerable for Cornet use as well as Sesquialtera, and probably give a real reedy grunt to full Swell, with or without reeds. Let's hear your reactions to this. Kind regards, Ross        
(back) Subject: Re: Organ Specs, FUMC Graham Texas From: "Randy Terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com> Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2002 21:54:30 -0800 (PST)   Good luck with the application, Josh.   With respect to the suggested stops for possible additions, my advice is = to find someone knowledgable in your area who can play the instrument for you, and discuss = with you and possibly the DoM the program, then bat things around with your colleague. Digital = stops are very, very expensive. I looked at that possibility myself, and for a small floating = digital solo, and pedal 32' flue, reed, and a 16' Principal, plus the hardware and audio system = that would do justice to the pedal 32's, it was close to $10K for parts. If you went with "high = end" product it could be considerably more. I decided it was not worth it. MIDI on the other hand = could be if you have to play a lot of CCM.   If the console and switching system has not been upgraded to current = industry standard (solid state) That should be done before anything else. To me, the main thing you = are missing is an Oboe 16/8 in the swell, and at least a 2-2/3 Nasard, better yet, Nasard and = Tierce. We added an independent 4' Swell Principal in our project, and I never played a church = organ with more than a 4' Spitzflute. The difference that one stop has made in how well the swell = balances with the great and especially the improvement in the choir's singing has put that as a = "must have" in my book   =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D Randy Terry, Director of Music Ministry & Organist Mona Dena, Assistant & Principal Conductor The Episcopal Church of St. Peter 178 Clinton Street Redwood City, California www.stpetersrwc.org   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Great stuff seeking new owners in Yahoo! Auctions! http://auctions.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: AVOIDING THREE RANK MIXTURES? From: <ScottFop@aol.com> Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 01:13:33 EST     --part1_ce.20c874e5.298a3a8d_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"ISO-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   In a message dated 1/31/02 12:00:53 AM Eastern Standard Time,=3D20 TubaMagna@aol.com writes:     > Avoid three-rank mixtures like the plague...   WHY??????? I must ask this. I had one at the Shrine, in the Main Swell, = and=3D =3D20 it was probably the most useful and one of the two most successful = mixtures=3D20 on the entire instrument.   It was: Mixture III (12-15-19) "Rye Type" (as per the original = Kilgen=3D20 contract)   From the Kilgen files regarding this particular stop:   "The Swell mixture is referred to as a 'Rye type' mixture. This = description=3D20 comes from the Kilgen contract and refers to the new Kilgen organ which = was=3D20 designed by Charles Courboin and installed in the Church of the = Resurrection=3D =3D20 in Rye, New York when he was the organist there. It had shown up on = several=3D =3D20 other organ contracts and Kilgen shop notes in the 1930s."   This stop was incredible. It added all of the color and weight needed in = a=3D20 plenum chorus, and when used with its super coupler broadened out = beautifull=3D y=3D20 without becoming screechy or out of balance. In that usage it added a = very=3D20 silvery and desirable effect.   I have a III rank mixture on the M=3DF6ller organ I am currently playing. = It=3D20 seems to work well too, though it is composed completely differently than = th=3D e=3D20 Kilgen III rank mixture.   So, again, why avoid III mixtures? Just curious......   Scott Foppiano   --part1_ce.20c874e5.298a3a8d_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"ISO-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML><FONT FACE=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3D2>In a message dated = 1/31/0=3D 2 12:00:53 AM Eastern Standard Time, TubaMagna@aol.com writes:<BR> <BR> <BR> <BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3D3DCITE style=3D3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT=3D : 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">Avoid three-rank mixtures = like=3D20=3D the plague...</BLOCKQUOTE><BR> </FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" = SIZE=3D3D2=3D FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0"><BR> WHY??????? I must ask this.&nbsp; I had one at the Shrine, in the Main = Swell=3D , and it was probably the most useful and one of the two most successful = mix=3D tures on the entire instrument.<BR> <BR> It was:&nbsp; Mixture III (12-15-19)&nbsp; "Rye Type" (as per the original = K=3D ilgen contract)<BR> </FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" = SIZE=3D3D2=3D FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0"><BR> From the Kilgen files regarding this particular stop:<BR> <BR> "The Swell mixture is referred to as a 'Rye type' mixture. This = description=3D20=3D comes from the Kilgen contract and refers to the new Kilgen organ which = was=3D20=3D designed by Charles Courboin and installed in the Church of the = Resurrection=3D in Rye, New York when he was the organist there.&nbsp; It had shown up on = s=3D everal other organ contracts and Kilgen shop notes in the 1930s."<BR> <BR> This stop was incredible.&nbsp; It added all of the color and weight = needed=3D20=3D in a plenum chorus, and when used with its super coupler broadened out = beaut=3D ifully without becoming screechy or out of balance.&nbsp; In that usage it = a=3D dded a very silvery and desirable effect.<BR> <BR> I have a III rank mixture on the M=3DF6ller organ I am currently = playing.&nbsp=3D ; It seems to work well too, though it is composed completely differently = th=3D an the Kilgen III rank mixture.<BR> <BR> So, again, why avoid III mixtures? Just curious......<BR> <BR> Scott Foppiano</FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" = style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ff=3D ffff" SIZE=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0"><BR> </FONT></HTML> --part1_ce.20c874e5.298a3a8d_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: AVOIDING THREE RANK MIXTURES? From: <KurtvonS@aol.com> Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 01:25:26 EST     --part1_180.2e9a771.298a3d56_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Some folk don't like them because at each second break, the quints can overpower the unison. As always, the voicing is the thing.   --part1_180.2e9a771.298a3d56_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><BODY BGCOLOR=3D"#ffffff"><FONT = style=3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0">Some folk don't like them because at each second = break, the quints can overpower the unison.&nbsp; As always,&nbsp; the = voicing is the thing.</FONT></HTML>   --part1_180.2e9a771.298a3d56_boundary--  
(back) Subject: UPCOMING CONCERT NOTICES From: <ScottFop@aol.com> Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 01:46:35 EST   Hello All.   Below are four upcoming performance notices and one press release from a church that I wanted to share with you all. I would also like to thank my =   good friend and colleague, David Hufford, for his very kind words and support. He is organist-choirmaster at Angelica Church as well as = Co-Owner of Renaissance Pipe Organs Co., Ann Arbor, MI.   Hoping to see old friends and colleagues and meet new ones as well. Thanks for reading!   Scott Foppiano   * * * * *   Saturday, March 16, 7:00 PM The Senate Theatre (Home of the Detroit Theatre Organ Society) 6424 Michigan Avenue near Livernois Detroit, Michigan 48210 1928, 4 manual, 34 rank Wurlitzer "concert" Theatre Pipe Organ formerly in =   the Fisher Theatre in Detroit   Sunday, March 17, 7:00 pm (*press release at the end of this email*) "KING OF KINGS" (1927) Accompanied by Scott Foppiano on the church's 1952 Casavant pipe organ Angelica Lutheran Church 8400 Park Avenue at Englewood Allen Park, Michigan   Sunday, April 21, 2:00 pm The Louis E. Plummer Auditorium (Orange County Theatre Organ Society) 201 E. Chapman Avenue Fullerton, California 92832 4 manual, 36 rank Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ   Sunday, September 1, 4:45 pm St. Patrick's Cathedral Fifth Avenue New York City, New York 5 manual Kilgen Grand Pipe Organ   * * * * *   PRESS NOTICE FROM ANGELICA LUTHERAN CHURCH:   On Sunday, March 17, 2002, at 7:00 p.m., Angelica Lutheran Church, 8400 = Park Ave (at Englewood), Allen Park, MI, will present the 1927 H. B. Warner classic silent film "King of Kings," accompanied by organist Scott = Foppiano. The film's plot centers around the final weeks of Christ Jesus' life, also =   incorporating elaborate costumes and sets, impressive lighting effects, = and an early use of full-color film to accentuate the story line. Mr. = Foppiano is well-known both locally and nationally as a classical and theatre organist, also appearing regularly in Detroit at the Fox, Redford, and = Senate theatres. The organ is a 1952 Casavant, presently being rebuilt and = enlarged according to a design by David Hufford, who is the church's Director of Music/Organist and Co-Owner of the Renaissance Pipe Organ Co., Ann Arbor. =   Mr. Foppiano will use the various beautiful and expressive resources of = the pipe organ, improvising music and effects to underscore the film's = dramatic Lenten/Easter theme. An organ "overture" will begin at 7 p.m., = introducing the film, which runs approximately ninety minutes. All are welcome, and = the building features barrier-free access. A free-will offering will be = received to offset expenses and benefit the ongoing organ renovation project. For more information, please call (734) 668-6941, or the church office at = (313) 381-2080  
(back) Subject: Pipe Organ Pictures, FUMC Graham, TX From: <Pologaptommy@aol.com> Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 02:38:01 EST   Here is the URL of a small web page that I made last night....This = includes pictures of the organ, piano, and stage... Sorry about the quality of the pictures, I used a digital video camera, = and the still pics are not near as high as the video pics... Thanks josh http://www.geocities.com/polo_gap_tommie/