PipeChat Digest #2967 - Monday, July 15, 2002
 
Re: Traditional wedding marches
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Traditional wedding marches
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Traditional wedding marches
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
music list
  by "Randy Terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com>
Re: Thanks Felix (cross posted)
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Re: On Cloud Nine
  by "Randy Terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com>
Darryl Miller's Debut  at St. Patrick's in NYC
  by <OrganNYC@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Traditional wedding marches From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 01:43:00 EDT   In a message dated 7/15/02 1:34:27 AM Atlantic Daylight Time, reedstop@prodigy.net writes:   << Bruce, with due respect, should we drop every piece from our wedding repertoire because the wedding ended in divorce later? I think that's a = bit different, and a bit of a stretch, IMHO. :-) >>   Jeff, My point was not to suggest dropping every piece from wedding repertoire because of a bad connotation, but to point out the weakness of the = argument.   My feeling is that if someone finds a piece of music really tedious they should try playing it less tediously! If it's tedious, it's the fault = of the player. I can't think of any piece of music I've every played that couldn't be made more interesting with a little more effort on my part.   bruce in the muttestery  
(back) Subject: Re: Traditional wedding marches From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 01:44:46 EDT   In a message dated 7/15/02 1:35:43 AM Atlantic Daylight Time, reedstop@prodigy.net writes:   << Would not a minister have say over the ceremony on WHY things are they = way they are? >>   Interesting.... especially since the minister says EXACTLY the same thing = at every wedding, give or take a word or two. It's not so much what is = done, as how it's done.   bruce in the muttestery  
(back) Subject: Re: Traditional wedding marches From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 01:45:55 EDT   In a message dated 7/15/02 1:37:29 AM Atlantic Daylight Time, reedstop@prodigy.net writes:   << I don't care how much the bride is paying to the church, it is not rental, it's fee. >>   Jeff, Are you married??? ;-)   bruce in the muttestery (not married - i have dogs instead!)  
(back) Subject: music list From: "Randy Terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com> Date: Sun, 14 Jul 2002 23:05:20 -0700 (PDT)   The Episcopal Church of St. Peter Redwood City, California July 14, 2002 10:00 a.m.   Prelude: "Cornet Voluntary," Wm. Walond (Old English Music for Manuals) Improvisation on: "Liebster Jesu," improvised   Processional Hymn: "Blessed Jesus, at thy word" tune - "Liebster Jesu" Gospel Hymn: "Almighty God, your word is cast like seed upon the ground" = tune - "Walden" Offertory Anthem: St. Peter's Fijian Community Singers, acapella followed = by "Old 100th" Sanctus: setting by Wm. Mathias Fraction: setting by David Hurd   Communion Music: Solo: "Spirit of life, come unto me" Dianne Du, soprano piano improvisation on the above tune Post Communion Hymn: "Give Thanks, with a grateful heart" (contemporary = praise song)   Closing Hymn: "O day of radiant gladness" tune - "Es flog ein kleins = Waldvogelien"   Postlude: "The Emperor's Fanfare," Biggs/Soler   The Soler was a huge hit. Big round of applause after that. I don't know = why I was surprised!   ORGAN Swain & Kates, San Francisco, 1972, 13 ranks revoiced with additions 2001-2002, Paul Sahlin, Burlingame, California, 20 = ranks new console, 2002, Randy Terry, Sunnyvale, California - = renovated/rebuilt/restored console.   (Originally by Aeolian-Skinner, opus 1375, 1961, originally located at St. = John's Episcopal Church, Ross, California, and replaced there by a new Allen console in = 2001 under the direction of Dr. Philip Hahn, Director of Music and recent past President, American = Guild of Organists.)   Electro-Pneumatic mechanism replaced with replica/copy Aeolian-Skinner = hardware, including new drawknobs, pistons/keyslips, and rocker rail; All organ switching and = console combination action by a new Artisan Instruments Computer Control System which includes 99 = levels of C/A memory with all combination pistons and toe studs fully assignable and adjustable at = the console using a "Map" piston in conjunction with the traditional "Set" piston; transposer; = adjustable crescendo; and instantaneous specification changes and sequencer/record/playback via a = "Host" laptop PC, which is completely independent from the organ system except for the functions = mentioned above; numerous reversibles, divisional cancels, etc.   =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D Randy Terry, Director of Music & Organist Mona Dena, Choir Director The Episcopal Church of St. Peter 178 Clinton Street Redwood City, California www.stpetersrwc.org   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Yahoo! Autos - Get free new car price quotes http://autos.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Thanks Felix (cross posted) From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 02:17:23 EDT     --part1_138.11472b05.2a63c2f3_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   To Jeremy:   I'm quite puzzled that you quoted me on the pipechat list when my post was specifically published on the Piporg-L list, and used without asking my permission. I made no mention at all about Diane Bish in my post. She never entered my mind when I posted that. I think your remarks are totally misleading, and I'm writing this to set the record straight. I'm asking you to make clear to the pipechat list that when you quoted me it was erroneous, and totally uncalled for. I happen to like Miss Bish and her organ playing. I was not talking about her at all, but Felix Hell. I consider what you wrote to be a FLAME and am requesting from you a complete retraction. I don't like what you did.   Ron Severin   This is your exact post:     In a message dated 7/14/02 7:04:22 PM Eastern Daylight Time, RonSeverin@aol.com writes:     He doesn't need gimiky shoes or clothing, he's got his head screwed on straight, and just carries you along and blows you away, breath and all.     Diane Bish doesn't need fancy shoes or clothing either, but it's an added bonus when watching her play for most people....deal with it. Many = concert organists (especially ladies) actually "dress up".....what's wrong with = it? Also, you (if applicable) and all the other elitists in the organist community should be doing anything BUT snubbing your nose at or speaking = ill of Ms. Bish as she has done more to promote the organ to the masses than = ANY of you EVER will. Perhaps that's it....you're all jealous that she can = pack in an audience no matter where she goes while your AGO events (generally a =   safe example), meant to attract "crowds", have pitiful attendance which questions the necessity of even turning on the A/C come concert time. As = I recall, Virgil Fox was an object of the same indignant = snubbing....probably for much the same jealous reason.   So, who's next.....Felix? Once he gets to the point in life (not far off) =   where his age isn't such a contributing factor to his fame, will he then = also be relegated to this select list of "novelty organists"? After all, "I've =   been workin' on the railroad" in Vierne and frequent use of "organ en chamade" simply CAN'T be allowed, for it would make the organ in concert a =   joke. HA!....yeah right. The reason these people can/do/did pack in the masses is because the people knew they would be ENTERTAINED and not need = to load up on coffee beforehand to stay awake!   I offer apology in advance to the countless people on this list that I = have likely offended in this post. However, it really BURNS me up when people continue to criticize one of the great proponents of the organ for petty reasons. I for one attribute my choice to become a professional organist = to seeing those very hands flying about the 5 manuals of the Coral Ridge = organ on TV. I have no doubt that I am in good company in that respect.   Felix, keep doing exactly what you're doing....promoting the organ while entertaining the pants off your audiences. We need more of you and less = of "them".   Jeremy     This is my post to Piporg-L:   Dear Mike:   I just heard Felix again June 24th on the Spreckles organ in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. What a performer he is!!!! There is no hype possible or adequate to represent this young man. He is simply a gift from God Himself. He's humble, unassuming, and one of the nicest personalities I've ever come in contact with personally. He is a world class phenominon. He loves playing the organ pure and simple. Words in themselves are simply inadequate to explain him, you just have to experience him in action. He doesn't need to win contests, he is the the contest. He can come in, set registrations on an organ never seen before, in one afternoon, and play it like he owns it that = night. I'm delightfully stumped as to how he pulls this off time after time, = after time. It makes one wonder how much better he can get before he explodes. He was near critical mass here in San Diego. He doesn't need gimiky shoes or clothing, he's got his head screwed on straight, and just carries you along and blows you away, breath and all.   Ron Severin   :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Note: opinions expressed on PIPORG-L are those of the individual con- tributors and not necessarily those of the list owners nor of the Uni- versity at Albany. For a brief summary of list commands, send mail to listserv@listserv.albany.edu saying GET LSVCMMDS.TXT or see the web page at http://www.albany.edu/piporg-l/lsvcmmds.html .     --part1_138.11472b05.2a63c2f3_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica>To Jeremy:<BR> <BR> I'm quite puzzled that you quoted me on the pipechat list when my post<BR> was specifically published on the Piporg-L list, and used without = asking<BR> my permission. I made no mention at all about Diane Bish in my post.<BR> She never entered my mind when I posted that. I think your remarks <BR> are totally misleading, and I'm writing this to set the record = straight.<BR> I'm asking you to make clear to the pipechat list that when you quoted = me<BR> it was erroneous, and totally uncalled for. I happen to like Miss Bish<BR> and her organ playing. I was not talking about her at all, but Felix = Hell.<BR> I consider what you wrote to be a FLAME and am requesting from you<BR> a complete retraction. I don't like what you did.<BR> <BR> Ron Severin<BR> <BR> This is your exact post:<BR> <BR> <BR> In a message dated 7/14/02 7:04:22 PM Eastern Daylight Time, = RonSeverin@aol.com writes:<BR> <BR> <BR> He doesn't need<BR> gimiky shoes or clothing, he's got his head screwed on straight, and = just<BR> carries you along and blows you away, breath and all.<BR> <BR> <BR> Diane Bish doesn't need fancy shoes or clothing either, but it's an added = bonus when watching her play for most people....deal with it.&nbsp; Many = concert organists (especially ladies) actually "dress up".....what's wrong = with it?&nbsp; Also, you (if applicable) and all the other elitists in the = organist community should be doing anything BUT snubbing your nose at or = speaking ill of Ms. Bish as she has done more to promote the organ to the = masses than ANY of you EVER will.&nbsp; Perhaps that's it....you're all = jealous that she can pack in an audience no matter where she goes while = your AGO events (generally a safe example), meant to attract "crowds", = have pitiful attendance which questions the necessity of even turning on = the A/C come concert time.&nbsp; As I recall, Virgil Fox was an object of = the same indignant snubbing....probably for much the same jealous = reason.<BR> <BR> So, who's next.....Felix?&nbsp; Once he gets to the point in life (not far = off) where his age isn't such a contributing factor to his fame, will he = then also be relegated to this select list of "novelty organists"?&nbsp; = After all, "I've been workin' on the railroad" in Vierne and frequent use = of "organ en chamade" simply CAN'T be allowed, for it would make the organ = in concert a joke. HA!....yeah right.&nbsp; The reason these people = can/do/did pack in the masses is because the people knew they would be = ENTERTAINED and not need to load up on coffee beforehand to stay = awake!<BR> <BR> I offer apology in advance to the countless people on this list that I = have likely offended in this post.&nbsp; However, it really BURNS me up = when people continue to criticize one of the great proponents of the organ = for petty reasons.&nbsp; I for one attribute my choice to become a = professional organist to seeing those very hands flying about the 5 = manuals of the Coral Ridge organ on TV.&nbsp; I have no doubt that I am in = good company in that respect.<BR> <BR> Felix, keep doing exactly what you're doing....promoting the organ while = entertaining the pants off your audiences.&nbsp; We need more of you and = less of "them".<BR> <BR> Jeremy<FONT SIZE=3D3> <BR> <BR> This is my post to Piporg-L:<BR> <BR> </FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" style=3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" = SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0">Dear Mike:<BR> <BR> I just heard Felix again June 24th on the Spreckles organ in Balboa<BR> Park, San Diego, CA. What a performer he is!!!! There is no hype<BR> possible or adequate to represent this young man. He is simply a<BR> gift from God Himself. He's humble, unassuming, and one of the<BR> nicest personalities I've ever come in contact with personally. He is<BR> a world class phenominon. He loves playing the organ pure and simple.<BR> Words in themselves are simply inadequate to explain him, you just<BR> have to experience him in action. He doesn't need to win contests,<BR> he is the the contest. He can come in, set registrations on an organ<BR> never seen before, in one afternoon, and play it like he owns it that = night.<BR> I'm delightfully stumped as to how he pulls this off time after time, = after<BR> time. It makes one wonder how much better he can get before he<BR> explodes. He was near critical mass here in San Diego. He doesn't need<BR> gimiky shoes or clothing, he's got his head screwed on straight, and = just<BR> carries you along and blows you away, breath and all.<BR> <BR> Ron Severin<BR> <BR> ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::<BR= > Note:&nbsp; opinions&nbsp; expressed on PIPORG-L are those of the&nbsp; = individual con-<BR> tributors and not necessarily&nbsp; those of the list owners&nbsp; nor of = the Uni-<BR> versity at Albany.&nbsp; For a brief&nbsp; summary of list&nbsp; commands, = send mail to<BR> listserv@listserv.albany.edu&nbsp; saying&nbsp; GET LSVCMMDS.TXT&nbsp; or = see&nbsp; the&nbsp; web<BR> page at http://www.albany.edu/piporg-l/lsvcmmds.html .<BR> <BR> </FONT></HTML> --part1_138.11472b05.2a63c2f3_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: On Cloud Nine From: "Randy Terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com> Date: Sun, 14 Jul 2002 23:37:55 -0700 (PDT)   --- Innkawgneeto@cs.com wrote:   > Thank you for allowing me to post this personal reflection -- however = meager > it is. God's peace to you all this week. Neil Brown   I enjoyed your post. I have applied for a larger position at my day job, = and if I am offered and accept it I will most likely have to retire (after over 20 years of = continuous service as a church organist and/or choirmaster!) We have been dealing with a swealtering = heat wave, invading the normally balmy northern California weather. I spent Tuesday on the cliffs = overlooking the Pacific and enjoying the 65-68 degree temperature (while it was near or at 100 = degrees just over the coastal mountain ranges only a few miles inland!) I have been carefully = considering the pros and cons.   I've just spent the past year and a half of my life totally involved with = the renovation of our organ. I would do it again. I can't count the days I worked from 8:30 a.m. = till 5:30 p.m., then drove to the church and worked till 3, 4 or 5 in the morning and then = doing it again! I am truly burnt out! I love playing, but my real joy is simply doing what I can to = help, and being a part of such a wonderful church family. There is a part of me that, after so = many years, yearns for total freedom on Sunday mornings. Having a choice about going to church or = an afternoon concert would be a new experience for this 40 year old! I also whould very much = like to experience worship and church membership and the benefits and joy of the church from the = luxurious vantage point of the other man's shoes. This, too, would be another new experience for me. = To participate in a choir without the responsibilities of playing or conducting! To have time = to get involved in non-musical church activities. I want to organize and be a part of a = flower guild!   The only fear I have, or the only big ?? is: Can I adjust to and accept = the playing style of a new organist, even if I would do it another way. Can I be supportive and = cordial no matter how good (or bad) he/she is and visa/versa? Will he/she respect the huge personal = investment I have in the organ rebuild and accept the fact that the organ will remain under my care = and/or supervision for the forseeable future? Will I grow tired of not being the "big cheese" or = not being involved in weekly service-playing?   The more I think about it, the more attractive I find the idea. My = Assistant and our Principal Choir Director is someone I very much respect and enjoy working with, and = I have confidence in her ability to take the lead. I like the idea of making the way for the = younger generation! I'll surely have at the least behind-the-scenes input on our new = organist/accompanist, and unless they are truly bad I think I will be fine. We might luck out and find someone = blessed with abundant talent in hymn playing, service music, and improvisation. The I will truly = be in heaven! Anyone experienced the same? Mid-life crisis? Passing fad/fancy???? Do you = regret giving up the bench, or has your experience of the spiritual and social world of the church = been more rewarding. Did you stop going altogether? Did you go back.   Just Curious....       =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D Randy Terry, Director of Music & Organist Mona Dena, Choir Director The Episcopal Church of St. Peter 178 Clinton Street Redwood City, California www.stpetersrwc.org   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Yahoo! Autos - Get free new car price quotes http://autos.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: Darryl Miller's Debut at St. Patrick's in NYC From: <OrganNYC@aol.com> Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 02:38:55 EDT     --part1_156.10d66198.2a63c7ff_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"ISO-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Darryl Miller, Associate Director of Music and Concert Series Director = at=3D20 Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, performed what I = think=3D20 was his debut recital in New York City this afternoon at St. = Patrick's=3D20 Cathedral. In honor of this Bastille Day debut, thousands of tourists = were=3D20 in attendance, all mulling about and taking pictures, but they all seemed = to=3D =3D20 settle down when Darryl began his program:   GERMAN: Festive Trumpet Tune BACH: Allein Gott in der Hoh sei Her BACH/DURUFLE: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring MURRILL: Carillon THALBEN-BALL: Elegy VIERNE: Carillon de Westminster   Darryl seemed very comfortable with the vast resources of St. = Patrick's=3D20 Magnum Opus Kilgen, and made music while showing it off to great = advantage.=3D20=3D =3D20 I had entered the cathedral from the south transept and got a big dose of = th=3D e=3D20 Triforium Party Horn #3 on the German piece; it's loud there, but not = nearly=3D =3D20 as loud as when standing in the nave. Darryl didn't yet zow us with all = the=3D =3D20 organ's resources, and used tasteful and restrained registration = throughout.=3D =3D20 Now that I've finally heard this very exciting piece, I plan to order it = and=3D =3D20 add to my repertoire of "Festive Trumpet Tunes Suitable for Postludes = and=3D20 Wedding Processions." =3D20   The Bach Allein Gott was sensitively played and sounded glorious in = the=3D20 cathedral's rolling acoustic. No doubt, Darryl has been comfortable = with=3D20 this piece for many years and had spent a lot of time with it. By now, I = ha=3D d=3D20 wandered around to the Lady Chapel (behind the High Altar) to take a photo = o=3D f=3D20 the Chancel Console, where everything sounded lovely and appropriate for = the=3D =3D20 beautiful space. =3D20   The Bach "Jesu, Joy" sounded just like the one that we all play for = weddings=3D ..=3D20 I had no idea that the esteemed Durufl=3DE9 had also transcribed it. The = rig=3D ht=3D20 hand was played on an Orchestral Oboe or English Horn (or maybe it was = a=3D20 Kilgen Trompette?) and was lovely; the tune and pedal just kind of = wafted=3D20 around the arches and was magical. This was the moment to just sit down = and=3D =3D20 enjoy the sound. The vast throng of tourists seemed to settle down = upon=3D20 hearing a piece they recognized.   Murrill's Carillon was very excitingly played, yet we got to hear = Darryl's=3D20 good technique. Despite being the "best-looking organist in Fort = Lauderale,=3D "=3D20 the guy can really play the organ! By this time, I was wandering around = the=3D =3D20 nave, only to have my cell phone suddenly ring (I forgot to turn it off = sinc=3D e=3D20 nobody calls me on Sunday afternoons) and was promptly attacked by an = zealou=3D s=3D20 usher. Good for him! After fixing my faux-pas, I got to hear the end = of=3D20 this piece and heard lots and lots of organ. And then, more. Well = done,=3D20 Darryl!   Next, the Thalben-Ball Elegy. We've all probably played this for = funerals=3D20 and know it well. Here, we got to experience the acres of strings on the = St=3D ..=3D20 Patrick's organ and a very large French Horn/big Flute or Diapason-type = solo=3D =3D20 line. It was gorgeous. The buildup and dimenuendo at the conclusion = was=3D20 breathtaking. I heard a few in the pews give out an approving gasp when = the=3D =3D20 last chord with 32' Bourdon was released. Darryl probably had no idea = how=3D20 wonderful it sounded downstairs, but it was ravishingly beautiful.   The final piece, the Vierne Carillon de Westminster, started off and = stayed=3D20 at a conservative tempo, and perhaps a too-soft registration for the = room=3D20 (with lots of tourists and a very loud but appreciated-for-what-it-does = air=3D20 conditioning noise). We got lots of swell box effects at the right = times,=3D20 and then, finally, the organ was let loose. I'm not real sure, due to = the=3D20 acoustic, but I think I heard the Chancel Organ join in toward the end. = Thi=3D s=3D20 being one of my favorite organs in NYC in terms of sound and effect and=3D20 acoustic, I was interested to walk around the room and hear everything = from=3D20 various points. The famous and very, very loud Jeux des Bombardes = chorus=3D20 (talk about a B-52 sound!) was added at the right time in the pedal, = and=3D20 everyone burst to applause at the conclusion. Well done, Darryl!   I managed to sneak upstairs to take a few pics of Darryl at the console, = and=3D =3D20 a few others for the NYC AGO web site (they're already online at = nycago.org)=3D ..=3D20 Host Stanley Cox, co-organist at the Cathedral, was extremely gracious. = Th=3D e=3D20 next mass was in a few minutes, and his opening prelude improvisation = was=3D20 gorgeous.   If you are interested in performing a 45-minute concert at St. Patrick's = in=3D20 the future, by all means, contact Stanley Cox (shcspc@aol.com) for a date. = =3D20 It's a thrilling organ to play and to hear.   Steve Lawson - NYC   --part1_156.10d66198.2a63c7ff_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"ISO-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML><FONT FACE=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3D2>Darryl Miller, = Associate=3D20=3D Director of Music and Concert Series Director at Coral Ridge Presbyterian = Ch=3D urch in Fort Lauderdale, performed what I think was his debut recital in = New=3D York City this afternoon at St. Patrick's Cathedral. &nbsp;In honor of = this=3D Bastille Day debut, thousands of tourists were in attendance, all mulling = a=3D bout and taking pictures, but they all seemed to settle down when Darryl = beg=3D an his program: <BR> <BR>GERMAN: &nbsp;Festive Trumpet Tune <BR>BACH: &nbsp;Allein Gott in der Hoh sei Her <BR>BACH/DURUFLE: &nbsp;Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring <BR>MURRILL: &nbsp;Carillon <BR>THALBEN-BALL: &nbsp;Elegy <BR>VIERNE: &nbsp;Carillon de Westminster <BR> <BR>Darryl seemed very comfortable with the vast resources of St. = Patrick's=3D20=3D Magnum Opus Kilgen, and made music while showing it off to great = advantage.=3D20=3D &nbsp;I had entered the cathedral from the south transept and got a big = dose=3D of the Triforium Party Horn #3 on the German piece; it's loud there, but = no=3D t nearly as loud as when standing in the nave. &nbsp;Darryl didn't yet zow = u=3D s with all the organ's resources, and used tasteful and restrained = registrat=3D ion throughout. &nbsp;Now that I've finally heard this very exciting = piece,=3D20=3D I plan to order it and add to my repertoire of "Festive Trumpet Tunes = Suitab=3D le for Postludes and Wedding Processions." &nbsp; <BR> <BR>The Bach Allein Gott was sensitively played and sounded glorious in = the=3D20=3D cathedral's rolling acoustic. &nbsp;No doubt, Darryl has been comfortable = wi=3D th this piece for many years and had spent a lot of time with it. &nbsp;By = n=3D ow, I had wandered around to the Lady Chapel (behind the High Altar) to = take=3D a photo of the Chancel Console, where everything sounded lovely and = appropr=3D iate for the beautiful space. &nbsp; <BR> <BR>The Bach "Jesu, Joy" sounded just like the one that we all play for = wedd=3D ings. &nbsp;I had no idea that the esteemed Durufl=3DE9 had also = transcribed i=3D t. &nbsp;The right hand was played on an Orchestral Oboe or English Horn = (or=3D maybe it was a Kilgen Trompette?) and was lovely; the tune and pedal just = k=3D ind of wafted around the arches and was magical. &nbsp;This was the moment = t=3D o just sit down and enjoy the sound. &nbsp;The vast throng of tourists = seeme=3D d to settle down upon hearing a piece they recognized. <BR> <BR>Murrill's Carillon was very excitingly played, yet we got to hear = Darryl=3D 's good technique. &nbsp;Despite being the "best-looking organist in Fort = La=3D uderale," the guy can really play the organ! &nbsp;By this time, I was = wande=3D ring around the nave, only to have my cell phone suddenly ring (I forgot = to=3D20=3D turn it off since nobody calls me on Sunday afternoons) and was promptly = att=3D acked by an zealous usher. &nbsp;Good for him! &nbsp;After fixing my = faux-pa=3D s, I got to hear the end of this piece and heard lots and lots of organ. = &nb=3D sp;And then, more. &nbsp;Well done, Darryl! <BR> <BR>Next, the Thalben-Ball Elegy. &nbsp;We've all probably played this for f=3D unerals and know it well. &nbsp;Here, we got to experience the acres of = stri=3D ngs on the St. Patrick's organ and a very large French Horn/big Flute or = Dia=3D pason-type solo line. &nbsp;It was gorgeous. &nbsp;The buildup and = dimenuend=3D o at the conclusion was breathtaking. &nbsp;I heard a few in the pews give = o=3D ut an approving gasp when the last chord with 32' Bourdon was released. = &nbs=3D p;Darryl probably had no idea how wonderful it sounded downstairs, but it = wa=3D s ravishingly beautiful. <BR> <BR>The final piece, the Vierne Carillon de Westminster, started off and = sta=3D yed at a conservative tempo, and perhaps a too-soft registration for the = roo=3D m (with lots of tourists and a very loud but appreciated-for-what-it-does = ai=3D r conditioning noise). &nbsp;We got lots of swell box effects at the right = t=3D imes, and then, finally, the organ was let loose. &nbsp;I'm not real sure, = d=3D ue to the acoustic, but I think I heard the Chancel Organ join in toward = the=3D end. &nbsp;This being one of my favorite organs in NYC in terms of sound = an=3D d effect and acoustic, I was interested to walk around the room and hear = eve=3D rything from various points. The famous and very, very loud Jeux des = Bombard=3D es chorus (talk about a B-52 sound!) was added at the right time in the = peda=3D l, and everyone burst to applause at the conclusion. &nbsp;Well done, = Darryl=3D ! <BR> <BR>I managed to sneak upstairs to take a few pics of Darryl at the = console,=3D and a few others for the NYC AGO web site (they're already online at = nycago=3D ..org). &nbsp;Host Stanley Cox, co-organist at the Cathedral, was = extremely g=3D racious. &nbsp;The next mass was in a few minutes, and his opening prelude = i=3D mprovisation was gorgeous. <BR> <BR>If you are interested in performing a 45-minute concert at St. = Patrick's=3D in the future, by all means, contact Stanley Cox (shcspc@aol.com) for a = dat=3D e. &nbsp;It's a thrilling organ to play and to hear. <BR> <BR>Steve Lawson - NYC</FONT></HTML>   --part1_156.10d66198.2a63c7ff_boundary--