PipeChat Digest #2680 - Thursday, January 31, 2002
 
Re: Festival Alleluias
  by <DarrylbytheSea@aol.com>
Re: Midi Systems....
  by "Mike Gettelman" <mike3247@earthlink.net>
C.S. Lang
  by <Doubltrump@aol.com>
Re: C.S. Lang
  by "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net>
Re:Suitable Easter/Lent organ music
  by "Richard Dostie" <rmdostie@hotmail.com>
Re: You've Come a Long Way, Buxtehude reverie
  by <MFoxy9795@aol.com>
Re: C.S. Lang
  by "Richard Dostie" <rmdostie@hotmail.com>
Re: Organ Specs, FUMC Graham Texas
  by <cdkrug@worldnet.att.net>
Re: Suitable Easter/Lent organ music
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re:   Buxtehude reverie (cross-posted)
  by "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com>
Re: Pipe Organ Pictures, FUMC Graham, TX
  by "Gary Blevins" <gsblvns@camalott.com>
FUMC Graham, TX
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: C.S. Lang
  by "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu>
Re: C.S. Lang
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca>
Re: C.S. Lang
  by "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net>
RE: Festival Alleluias
  by "Emmons, Paul" <pemmons@wcupa.edu>
Re: Festival Alleluias
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Re: FUMC Graham, TX
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
Re: C.S. Lang
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca>
Re: Organ Specs, FUMC Graham Texas
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Festival Alleluias From: <DarrylbytheSea@aol.com> Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 06:52:47 EST   <<They are published by Oxford University press with Ferris as the composer. How did this happen >>     Hi, Y'all.   Oxford just published Sir David Willcock's choral setting of the Widor Toccata. Oxford seems to be on a Widor binge, then.   Gordon Young did a choral setting a thousand years ago and used the text, "Alleluia." It's not too difficult for the chorus since all they do is = sing the text, ah-le-lu-i-a, when the pedal line makes it's appearance.   Oh, well . . .   Yours,   Darryl by the Sea  
(back) Subject: Re: Midi Systems.... From: "Mike Gettelman" <mike3247@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 07:18:12 -0500       Pologaptommy@aol.com wrote:   > The organ at FUMC is equipped with a midi system. (snip) Besides, = there are > no known disadvantages of a midi system are there?   Not as long as you keep all of your discs in a secure place. If the = church gets ahold of them, you might just midi yourself out of a job. (grin)   Cheers Mike      
(back) Subject: C.S. Lang From: <Doubltrump@aol.com> Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 07:38:23 EST     --part1_9.22878a69.298a94bf_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Dear list,   I a, looking for any background information on C.S. Lang, particulary positions held and dates. Any help will be appreciated. Reply privately.   Tom White Dean, Sunrise Chapter AGO   --part1_9.22878a69.298a94bf_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><BODY BGCOLOR=3D"#ffffff"><FONT = COLOR=3D"#008000" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SERIF" FACE=3D"Century Schoolbook" = LANG=3D"0">Dear list, <BR> <BR>I a, looking for any background information on C.S. Lang, particulary = positions held and dates. &nbsp;Any help will be appreciated. <BR>Reply privately. <BR> <BR>Tom White <BR>Dean, Sunrise Chapter AGO</FONT></HTML>   --part1_9.22878a69.298a94bf_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: C.S. Lang From: "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 08:14:49 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_08AA_01C1AA2F.5A158870 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Dear Tom,   Herewith, from John Henderson's indispensible A Directory of Composers =3D for Organ:   Craig Sellar Lang. Born in New Zealand 1891. Pupil of Sir Charles =3D Stanford, was director of music at Christ's Hospital School, Horsham =3D from 1929 to 1945. His most famous piece is the rather trivial Tuba =3D Tune, Opus 15, 1929, but he composed many other small pieces and a long = =3D (50 page and slightly rambling) Sonata in D-Minor . . . Here followeth a = =3D long list of compositions. He died in 1971.   Corliss Arnold adds that he had an Associateship of the Royal College of = =3D Music and a MusDoc from Durham University.   Strange that there is no information in either book about what Lang did = =3D from 1945 until his death in 1971.   www.ohscatalog.org/ will help you order either the most recent editions = =3D of Henderson or Corliss Arnold's Organ Literature, a Comprehensive =3D Survey. Both are useful if you are doing program notes regularly.=3D20   Yours from across the water in CT.   Malcolm Wechsler =3D20 ----- Original Message -----=3D20 From: Doubltrump@aol.com=3D20 To: pipechat@pipechat.org=3D20 Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2002 7:38 AM Subject: C.S. Lang     Dear list,=3D20   I a, looking for any background information on C.S. Lang, particulary = =3D positions held and dates. Any help will be appreciated.=3D20 Reply privately.=3D20   Tom White=3D20 Dean, Sunrise Chapter AGO=3D20   ------=3D_NextPart_000_08AA_01C1AA2F.5A158870 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type content=3D3D"text/html; =3D charset=3D3Diso-8859-1"> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 6.00.2712.300" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Dear Tom,</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Herewith, from John Henderson's =3D indispensible A=3D20 Directory of Composers for Organ:</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Craig Sellar Lang. Born in New = Zealand =3D 1891. Pupil=3D20 of Sir Charles Stanford, was director of music at Christ's Hospital =3D School,=3D20 Horsham from 1929 to 1945. His most famous piece is the rather trivial =3D Tuba=3D20 Tune, Opus 15, 1929, but he composed many other small pieces and a long = =3D (50 page=3D20 and slightly rambling) Sonata in D-Minor . . . Here followeth a long =3D list of=3D20 compositions. He died in 1971.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Corliss Arnold adds that he had an = =3D Associateship of=3D20 the Royal College of Music and a MusDoc from Durham =3D University.</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Strange that there is no information = in =3D either book=3D20 about what Lang did from 1945 until his death in 1971.</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2><A=3D20 href=3D3D"http://www.ohscatalog.org/">www.ohscatalog.org/</A> will help = =3D you order=3D20 either the most recent editions of Henderson or&nbsp;Corliss Arnold's =3D Organ=3D20 Literature, a Comprehensive Survey. Both are useful if you are doing =3D program=3D20 notes regularly.&nbsp;</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Yours from across the&nbsp;water = in=3D20 CT.</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Malcolm =3D Wechsler</FONT>&nbsp;&nbsp;</DIV> <BLOCKQUOTE=3D20 style=3D3D"PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; =3D BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px"> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial">----- Original Message ----- </DIV> <DIV=3D20 style=3D3D"BACKGROUND: #e4e4e4; FONT: 10pt arial; font-color: =3D black"><B>From:</B>=3D20 <A title=3D3DDoubltrump@aol.com=3D20 href=3D3D"mailto:Doubltrump@aol.com">Doubltrump@aol.com</A> </DIV> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>To:</B> <A =3D title=3D3Dpipechat@pipechat.org=3D20 href=3D3D"mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org">pipechat@pipechat.org</A> </DIV> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Sent:</B> Thursday, January 31, =3D 2002 7:38=3D20 AM</DIV> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Subject:</B> C.S. Lang</DIV> <DIV><BR></DIV><FONT face=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT lang=3D3D0=3D20 face=3D3D"Century Schoolbook" color=3D3D#008000 size=3D3D3 =3D FAMILY=3D3D"SERIF">Dear list,=3D20 <BR><BR>I a, looking for any background information on C.S. Lang, =3D particulary=3D20 positions held and dates. &nbsp;Any help will be appreciated. =3D <BR>Reply=3D20 privately. <BR><BR>Tom White <BR>Dean, Sunrise Chapter AGO</FONT>=3D20 </FONT></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_08AA_01C1AA2F.5A158870--      
(back) Subject: Re:Suitable Easter/Lent organ music From: "Richard Dostie" <rmdostie@hotmail.com> Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 13:16:05 +0000       >From: l2nn@juno.com >To: pipechat@pipechat.org >Subject: Re:Suitable Easter/Lent organ music   >Can anyone recommend Easter or Lent music for organ?   >I need a Lenten piece or two or three for a gorgeous 4 manual Austin >organ (with Pedal to Swell, and Pedal to Great, and Great to Swell, and >Great to Choir couplers!!!!!) in an Episcopal church with good acoustics >for an evensong service. > >And Easter music for 3 services: Prelude, Offertory, Postlude in a dry >church with a 2 manual Moeller. > For Lent on the Austin, try some of the Karg-Elert chorale-improvisations = on Lenten chorales - specifically, Aus tiefer Not (No. 45), and either or = both versions of O Gott du frommer Gott. Several of the Brahms chorale = preludes would be good, as would a couple of the Sowerby Meditations on Communion Hymns, Luise or Pange Lingua. For Easter, it would depend on what's in = the Moeller and how accessible it is through the combination action. My own choice this year is the second movement of the Widor 10th Smphony, the Choral, which is of course founded on an Easter chant. For a postlude, in =   lieu of a toccata, how about the Howells "Sarabande for the Morning of Easter?" I play in a pretty dry room, but this piece has worked well for = me in the past.   Rick Dostie St. Thomas' Church Camden, ME USA           _________________________________________________________________ Join the world=92s largest e-mail service with MSN Hotmail. http://www.hotmail.com    
(back) Subject: Re: You've Come a Long Way, Buxtehude reverie From: <MFoxy9795@aol.com> Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 08:16:24 EST   Bingham produced an edition of "that sort" of music including the E Minor Chaconne, and did the most amazing thing. He omitted all the repeats. The lovely music that = accompanies each statement of the bass is repeated by Buxtehude, and Bingham, I = suppose inspired by the Bach C Minor, which got along fine without each section being repeated, took it all out, with a little note to the effect that it "seemed redundant to the editor."   oh, but those repeats provide such wonderful opportunities for all kinds = of interesting registration changes. merry  
(back) Subject: Re: C.S. Lang From: "Richard Dostie" <rmdostie@hotmail.com> Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 13:27:29 +0000       >From: "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net> >To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org>, <Doubltrump@aol.com> >Subject: Re: C.S. Lang >Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 08:14:49 -0500   >Herewith, from John Henderson's indispensible A Directory of Composers = for >Organ: > >Craig Sellar Lang. Born in New Zealand 1891 . . .   I appreciate both the query and the response about Lang. I just finished reprinting and producing (with permission) his Communion Service in E Flat =   for a new service music booklet in this church. A nice work, easily accessible to the congregation and having a pleasant organ part. Also a = good substitute for the Willan which needs to be retired for a while. The book =   also includes 2 chant masses, the Merbecke, and the Missa de Sancto = Matthia of Alfred M. Smith.   Rick Dostie St. Thomas' Church Camden, ME USA     _________________________________________________________________ Join the world=92s largest e-mail service with MSN Hotmail. http://www.hotmail.com    
(back) Subject: Re: Organ Specs, FUMC Graham Texas From: <cdkrug@worldnet.att.net> Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 09:06:26 -0500   On Wed, Jan 30, 2002 at 11:59:40PM -0500, TubaMagna@aol.com wrote: > Nota Bene: > Avoid three-rank mixtures like the plague... >   How come?    
(back) Subject: Re: Suitable Easter/Lent organ music From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 07:44:45 -0800       l2nn@juno.com wrote:   > Can anyone recommend Easter or Lent music for organ?   Four Prayers in Tone (? is that the right title) - Richard Purvis - out of print, but prolly available through interlibrary loan. Adoration - on Adoro te devote Repentance - forget what that's on   O Filii et Filiae - Guilmant - Historical Organ Recital Series, "Modern" Composers, I think   O Filii et Filiae - Dandrieu - I play it from the Guilmant "Maitres" = series book; don't know if it's available elsewhere   Victimae paschali - Van Hulse - Seven Preludes on Gregorian Hymns (?)   Victimae paschali - Tournemire/Durufle - lotsa notes (grin), but fun to = play   Christ lag in Todesbanden - Bach - tenor chorale from the cantata - Church Organist's Golden Treasury, Vol. I   Mors et Resurrectio - Langlais   Combat of Life and Death - Messiaen (!) - if you're BRAVE     Cheers,   Bud                    
(back) Subject: Re: Buxtehude reverie (cross-posted) From: "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com> Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 11:12:58 -0500   Glenda Sutton wrote: "I've been thinking of Buxtehude lately at the weirdest times, like when I should be preparing for court. I would be interested in your (1) = favorite chorale prelude to play and (2) favorite non-choral organ piece to play"     The music of Dietrich Buxtehude has always interested me. My favorites = are:   Chorale based: Chorale-Fantasia "Ich dank dir schon durch deinen Sohn", = BWV 195. The chromatic treatment throughout the four sections is intriguing.   Non choral : Praeludium in g minor, BwxWV 148 and Praeludium in f-sharp minor, BuxWV 146. Paul Emmons mentioned #148 in his earlier posting and I agree with him on the pedal ostinato in the final section of the fugue - which is thrilling! The Praeludium in f-sharp minor, BuxWV 146 is more familiar and is full of dramatic flavor. I will also list the Praeludium = in e minor, BuxWV 142 which I am working on now. The chromatic writing is fascinating and the final section of the fugue tends to be a gigue in character and is fun to play!   Enjoy Buxtehude Glenda.......his music is neat!   Bonnie Beth   Bonnie Beth Derby Organist/Director of Music, St. James Roman Catholic Church, Syracuse, New York (33-rank Kerner & Merchant Tracker Organ) Producer/Announcer "Orgelwerke" and "Choral Traditions", WCNY-FM, = Syracuse; WUNY-FM, Utica; WJNY-FM, Watertown, & live on the web at www.wcny.org          
(back) Subject: Re: Pipe Organ Pictures, FUMC Graham, TX From: "Gary Blevins" <gsblvns@camalott.com> Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 10:36:18 -0600   Dear Josh, Steve and Randy offer good suggestions for adding 4-6 rks to the = instrument. Also, as an alternative to the koppelflote, you might consider a = nachthorn. As an alternative to the III mixture in the swell, you might opt for the nasard and tierce. If you are wanting to increase polyphony, you might consider an independent 8' principal for the pedal. As you gain familiarity with the instrument and the congreagation, you can decide which of these stop additions is more fitting with the music that = you play and what kinds of sounds you want for the service music. Good luck with the endeavor!! Gary ps if the midi system has the'midi in' and 'midi out', you can always try to convince the director that digital stops would be available through the midi system's advantages. ----- Original Message ----- From: <Pologaptommy@aol.com> To: <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2002 1:38 AM Subject: Pipe Organ Pictures, FUMC Graham, TX        
(back) Subject: FUMC Graham, TX From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 09:01:40 -0800   It strikes me first of all that the whole organ needs to be raised and = divided on either side of the window and put into shallow reflective housings ... = why was it put in that ugly, squatty case in the FIRST place??   THEN you could do something like this (new stops in caps):   Great (unenclosed)   8' Principal - facade 4' Octave 2' Fifteenth III Mixture   Great (enclosed, separate box [and shoe] behind unenclosed Great)   16' GEDECKT - 12 pipes - I presume the Pedal Lieblich is off the Great 8' Gedeckt? 8' Gamba 8' Gedeckt 4' FLUTE 2 2/3' CORNET III, or three separate stops: 2 2/3 Nazard 2' Flautino 1 3/5 Tierce 8' Trumpet   TREMULANT - enclosed stops only   Swell to Great 16 Swell to Great 8 Swell to Great 4   Great to Great 16 Great to Great 4   Swell (enclosed, other side)   8' Violin Diapason 8' Melodia 8' Salicional 8' Vox Celeste 4' GEIGEN OCTAVE 4' Flute Harmonic 2' Piccolo 2' MIXTURE V 16' BASSOON - 12 pipes 8' OBOE 4' OBOE CLARION - 12 pipes   Tremulant   Swell to Swell 16 Swell to Swell 4 Unison Off   Pedal   32' RESULTANT - Bourdon + Lieblich Gedeckt, notes 1-12; notes 13-32, 16' = Bourdon an octave lower [16' PRINCIPAL - digital, notes 1-12; notes 13-32, 8' Octave an octave = lower] - yeah, yeah, yeah, I know 16' Bourdon 16' Lieblich Gedeckt 8' OCTAVE - in facade on Swell side 8' Bourdon 8' Stopped Diapason 4' CHORAL BASS - 12 pipes - ext. 8' Octave 16' BASSOON - swell 8' TRUMPET - great? you're gonna need a new chest for the flute and the = cornet anyway ...   8 Great to Pedal 4 Great to Pedal   8 Swell to Pedal 4 Swell to Pedal   Keep all your couplers ... you need them for flexibility in accompanying.   Cheers,   Bud        
(back) Subject: Re: C.S. Lang From: "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu> Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 14:38:38 -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_3095332718_9304541_MIME_Part Content-type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-transfer-encoding: 7bit   Dear list,   I am looking for any background information on C.S. Lang, particulary positions held and dates. Any help will be appreciated. Reply privately.   OH, NO; PLEASE REPLY PUBLICALLY; I'D APPRECIATE THIS INFO, TOO!! Karl E. Moyer Lacnaster PA     --MS_Mac_OE_3095332718_9304541_MIME_Part Content-type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-transfer-encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML> <HEAD> <TITLE>Re: C.S. Lang</TITLE> </HEAD> <BODY> <BLOCKQUOTE><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#008000">Dear list, <BR> <BR> I am looking for any background information on C.S. Lang, particulary = posit=3D ions held and dates. &nbsp;Any help will be appreciated. <BR> Reply privately. <BR> <BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;OH, NO; PLEASE REPLY PUBLICALLY; I'D APPRECIATE THIS = INF=3D O, TOO!!<BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Karl E. Moyer<BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Lacnaster PA</FONT></BLOCKQUOTE> </BODY> </HTML>     --MS_Mac_OE_3095332718_9304541_MIME_Part--    
(back) Subject: Re: C.S. Lang From: "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca> Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 15:42:10 -0500   Malcom mentioning C.S.Lang at Christ's Hospital, Horsham, brought back a childhood memory.   Back in 1936 I was offered a scholarship to go to Christ's Hospital, and I =   was taken to an interview to see Dr. Lang at the school. I remember being =   interviewed, and having to sing something, although I cannot remember what =   it was, and then being taken around the school by another boy.   At that time all the boys were wearing a long blue coat, with orange, or maybe yellow, stockings and bright black patent leather shoes with silver =   buckles on them. There was no way that I was going to ever wear such clothes, and I terminated my chances by saying so!   I was told by my Father, on the way home, that back in his day they had also worn such garb, and he too had turned the offer down for exactly the same reason, - so I was very relieved to hear it as my very Victorian Grandmother was so very keen on me going there, especially as her son, my Father, did not want to go.   Now here is the clincher, - my own son, Peter, was also offered a place there in the 1960's, and he too said "No way!" For the very same reason. I wonder if my family has the longest record of turning down Christ's Hospital because of the uniform?   By the way, do they still wear it?   Bob Conway    
(back) Subject: Re: C.S. Lang From: "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 16:06:54 -0500   In my very informative post about C. S. Lang, totally plagiarized (the latest fad) from John Henderson and Corliss Arnold, I mentioned that I thought it strange that there is no information in either book about what = C. S. Lang did in the years from 1945, when he is said to have left Christ's Hospital, until his death in 1971. Is it possible that you, having visited the school in the 60s, as a parent of a yet another generation of recalcitrant Conways, have any information about the whereabouts of Dr. = Lang at that time? It's worth an ask! In fact, most of the published works = listed in Henderson do appear during that post-Horsham period, including that 50 page Sonata, so he was not entirely idle.   Cheers,   Malcolm Wechsler   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2002 3:42 PM Subject: Re: C.S. Lang     > Malcolm mentioning C.S.Lang at Christ's Hospital, Horsham, brought back = a > childhood memory. > > > Now here is the clincher, - my own son, Peter, was also offered a place > there in the 1960's, and he too said "No way!" For the very same > reason. I wonder if my family has the longest record of turning down > Christ's Hospital because of the uniform? > > Bob Conway >        
(back) Subject: RE: Festival Alleluias From: "Emmons, Paul" <pemmons@wcupa.edu> Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 16:36:57 -0500   Darryl by the Sea writes   >Oxford just published Sir David Willcock's choral setting of the Widor Toccata.   Oh, no... <cringe>... and all my adult life I have so admired David Willcocks, not only for his unsurpassed work at King's, and calling = Herbert Howells his favorite composer, but for his appearances at the Saint Thomas workshops. An ex-chorister of my acquaintance says that Sir David was his favorite of all the visiting English choirmasters he met. I'd agree. To watch this white-haired septuagenarian at the piano so cheerfully, yet so effectively, coaxing supreme artistry out of twenty boys surrounding him = is to have one's image of a benevolent God refined.   As I age, I'm more liable to become an old curmudgeon. But at least I = don't expect I'll commit choral settings of the Widor Toccata.    
(back) Subject: Re: Festival Alleluias From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 17:04:49 EST   Dear Paul   Gordon Young even made a Gloria in Excelsis out of that old war horse by Ch. M.Widor. Ah! to commit such grave sins my son. Twil do 'um no good in the hereafter, a tall, a tall. I hope they had the presence 'O mind to say a good Act of Ommission before they passed on. :)   RTS  
(back) Subject: Re: FUMC Graham, TX From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 17:05:06 EST   Write detailed letters, accompanied by photographs, to three (or more) =   pipe organ builders whose tonal philosophies and sensibilities are, or at least appear, logical, forthright, honest, and informed. If you do not = really know what you want, EDUCATE yourself first. An educated committee will = make the fewest blunders, resulting in an investment, not a regretted expense. Ask these qualified pipe organ builders to discuss the possibilities = with you. Then, if you have any questions, challenge their ideas based upon = your own knowledge, finalize the design, and get competitive bids, along with estimated delivery times. Anybody can write up a stop list for you from thousands of miles away; = make sure that your final design will actually play the liturgy and the literature. Some of the suggestions which have been hurled your way are astonishing.   Sebastian Matthaus Gluck New York City Editor, The Journal of American Organbuilding Tonal Director, Gluck New York, Restorers and Builders  
(back) Subject: Re: C.S. Lang From: "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca> Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 17:32:45 -0500   I am unable to answer Malcom's query, as when my son was offered a scholarship at Christ's Hospital, he turned it down flat, and we did not = go to Horsham for an interview. It would have been a pointless trip anyway, as by then it was obvious that my son, like myself and his Grandfather was =   not going to wear that uniform!   In my case, my Father and I went because of the need to conform, in spirit =   anyway, with my Grandmother's wishes, - but then I went and blew it during =   the visit, - this had become a well known family fact by the time that my son was in line, so he simply said, - "No way"!   However, I am still curious to know if they still wear that antiquated = garb in the 21st Century! Does anybody know?   Bob Conway ...   At 04:06 PM 1/31/02 -0500, Malcom wrote: >In my very informative post about C. S. Lang, totally plagiarized (the >latest fad) from John Henderson and Corliss Arnold, I mentioned that I >thought it strange that there is no information in either book about what = C. >S. Lang did in the years from 1945, when he is said to have left Christ's >Hospital, until his death in 1971. Is it possible that you, having = visited >the school in the 60s, as a parent of a yet another generation of >recalcitrant Conways, have any information about the whereabouts of Dr. = Lang >at that time? It's worth an ask! In fact, most of the published works = listed >in Henderson do appear during that post-Horsham period, including that 50 >page Sonata, so he was not entirely idle. > >Cheers, > >Malcolm Wechsler      
(back) Subject: Re: Organ Specs, FUMC Graham Texas From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 17:42:02 EST     --part1_102.fc97fe2.298b223a_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 1/31/02 12:55:13 AM Eastern Standard Time, randyterryus@yahoo.com writes:     > If the console and switching system has not been upgraded to current > industry standard (solid state) That should be done before anything = else.   I really don't understand this. Not one bit of all that stuff improves = or contributes to the sound of the organ or adds anything to the ensemble. = If the electrical stuff is working, who cares if you can have 150 levels = of pistons to control 20 ranks!   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_102.fc97fe2.298b223a_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 = 1/31/02 12:55:13 AM Eastern Standard Time, randyterryus@yahoo.com writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">If the console and = switching system has not been upgraded to current industry standard (solid = state) That should be done before anything else. </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>I really don't understand this. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Not one bit of all = that stuff improves or contributes to &nbsp;the sound of the organ or adds = anything to the ensemble. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;If the electrical stuff is = working, who cares if you can have 150 levels of pistons to control 20 = ranks! <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_102.fc97fe2.298b223a_boundary--