PipeChat Digest #2880 - Saturday, June 1, 2002
 
Re: Education
  by "BE usl" <brade@uslink.net>
Re: St. Andrew's, New Orleans
  by "Roy Redman" <rredman@imagin.net>
Italian organ music (was The rest of the known world)
  by "Robert Lind" <Robert_Lind@cch.com>
Re: Italian organ music (was The rest of the known world)
  by "Arno Schuh" <arno.schuh@in-trier.de>
Re: Italian organ music (was The rest of the known world)
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca>
RE: St. Andrew's, New Orleans
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
BOSSi CATholic
  by <cmys13085@blueyonder.co.uk>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Education From: "BE usl" <brade@uslink.net> Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 07:57:16 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_000F_01C20878.C8228B40 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   I apologize for the multiple postings of my last email. Microsoft and I = =3D were fighting again and I lost.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_000F_01C20878.C8228B40 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>I apologize for&nbsp;the multiple =3D postings of my=3D20 last email.&nbsp; Microsoft and I were fighting again and I=3D20 lost.</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_000F_01C20878.C8228B40--    
(back) Subject: Re: St. Andrew's, New Orleans From: "Roy Redman" <rredman@imagin.net> Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 13:05:00 -0500   I will be in New Orleans next week, but I have already said all I will say about the matter. You must understand that I know quite a bit more, but this is not the forum! Roy   Glenda wrote:   > Well, I nominate Roy to go check it out for us and report back. > > Glenda Sutton > gksjd85@direcway.com > > -----Original Message----- > From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of > Roy Redman > > I understand that the church organist bought a 1920's or so Odell and > installed it himself; with some help from church members. > Roy Redman > > "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: Italian organ music (was The rest of the known world) From: "Robert Lind" <Robert_Lind@cch.com> Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 14:08:34 -0500   Colin Mitchell brings up an interesting point, and I don't know if anyone has picked up on it.   I try to find worthwhile organ repertory from around the world and would = be interested in what people on the list have found for Italian organ works written in the 19th and 20th centuries.   There is a Germani Toccata. I'm trying to get a copy. Does anyone own it? Has anyone played it?   Luigi Tagliavini (b. 1929) was is another organist of repute. Is he still playing? He has written at least 2 organ works, about which I know = nothing. His Passacaglia on a Theme of Hindemith may be worth tracking down.   Enrico Bossi wrote a number of fine works. He should be better known. I'm not sure that in over 40 years of attending recitals I've heard anything = in decades. I did hear an LP in the mid 80s that was devoted entirely to his works, which I'm sure was played by an Italian on one or more Italian organs. Some very convincing romantic organ sounds. Back in my early = years people (including Germani and Virgil Fox) played his Scherzo in E. You'd have thought this lightweight miniature was the only thing he wrote. I = think I also have some works of C.A. Bossi, Enrico's brother.   I recall owning a toccata by Laurentaci, I think it is. It's the kind of piece that's OK if you can learn it quickly. Definitely not worth it for those who find it challenging, I'd say. It contains the ascending 4-note theme that conjures up "How Dry I Am". Sometime I'd like to jot down all = the pieces that contain this motif. E.g., it's in the fugue subject of Bach's = P & F in C (nicknamed "Trumpet").   Busoni wrote a prelude and fugue for organ, if nothing else. Anyone have anything of his?   I recently bought Giuseppe Martucci's Sonata in d. This is worth looking into. I plan to play the finale (a fugue) for a postlude in the near = future.   The publisher Ricordi was bought by BMG Publishing in 1994, and I have no idea what state the core catalog may be in at this time.   I hope others will chime in here.   Bob Lind in the Chicago suburbs  
(back) Subject: Re: Italian organ music (was The rest of the known world) From: "Arno Schuh" <arno.schuh@in-trier.de> Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 21:43:56 +0200   Hi, Massimo Nosetti recorded a CD of 20th century Italian organ composers. Have a look at the OHS catalog and search for Nosetti. He also recorded a = CD of Bossi's organ works, iIrc. also available from the OHS.   Arno From: "Robert Lind" <Robert_Lind@cch.com> Sent: Friday, May 31, 2002 9:08 PM     > I try to find worthwhile organ repertory from around the world and would be > interested in what people on the list have found for Italian organ works > written in the 19th and 20th centuries.      
(back) Subject: Re: Italian organ music (was The rest of the known world) From: "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca> Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 16:41:17 -0400   I can add a couple of CDs recorded by Arturo Sachetti   Reger and Karg-Elert Organ Transcriptions ARTS 47555-2 (1999)   Organ Music in America, Thayer, Buck. Foote, Ives, Sowerby, Copland, Oswald, Nepomuceno and Ginastera. ARTS 47272-2 (1996)   I have both of these here on my desk as I write, - I know that I have some =   more LPs downstairs, - but I have not checked them out.   Sachetti is a fine organist and he plays all the selections on organs in Rome. Both of these CDs are from an "Organ History" series.   Bob Conway    
(back) Subject: RE: St. Andrew's, New Orleans From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 18:00:04 -0500   Roy, your silence is more eloquent than a response - my lawyer's mind can guess the rest.   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com     -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of Roy Redman   I will be in New Orleans next week, but I have already said all I will say about the matter. You must understand that I know quite a bit more, but this is not the forum!        
(back) Subject: BOSSi CATholic From: <cmys13085@blueyonder.co.uk> Date: Sat, 1 Jun 2002 01:32:34 +0100   Hello,   Robert Lind mentions the Germani Toccata. I know that my former tutor, = John Scott-Whiteley (York Minster/Assistant) plays it and, if I recall, = Jane Parker-Smith also. I have heard it in performance played by, I = believe, JP-S @ Leeds Town Hall.......formidable Pedal part if I recall = correctly.   The Bossi repertoire is interesting. I was first inspired to learn the = tricky "Giga" (Is this the "Scherzo" you mention Robert?)after hearing = Virgil Fox on LP and the "Etude Symphonique" after hearing Simon Preston = play it. Given a half decent romantic instrument with suitable action, I often = pop one or the other into a recital programme. The latter piece is = especially rewarding because, although it looks terribly challenging, = the pedal part fits under foot very nicely and tends to repeat and = repeat, making it much easier to learn than the printed page suggests.=20   With a few Rossini-like crescendii and diminuendii, a good Swell Box is = something of a "must" if the drama is to unfold as intended.   I recall a very knowledgable music shop salesman saying to me with a = glint in his eye, "Bossi was organist to the Pope you know! That means = he must have behaved himself!!"   That glint hinted at something else, and I have ever wondered what it = meant. Is there something we should know?       Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK       Robert Lind wrote.......   There is a Germani Toccata. I'm trying to get a copy. Does anyone own = it? Has anyone played it?     Enrico Bossi wrote a number of fine works. He should be better known. = I'm not sure that in over 40 years of attending recitals I've heard anything = in decades. I did hear an LP in the mid 80s that was devoted entirely to = his works, which I'm sure was played by an Italian on one or more Italian organs. Some very convincing romantic organ sounds. Back in my early = years people (including Germani and Virgil Fox) played his Scherzo in E. You'd have thought this lightweight miniature was the only thing he wrote. I = think I also have some works of C.A. Bossi, Enrico's brother.     =20