PipeChat Digest #2891 - Monday, June 10, 2002
 
Gordon Lucas - a tribute from Larry
  by "Ken_Earl01" <ken_earl01@hotmail.com>
Digitally Sampled vs Real Time
  by "r" <basset3@citlink.net>
Re: New Missouri Synod Hymnal
  by "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com>
 

(back) Subject: Gordon Lucas - a tribute from Larry From: "Ken_Earl01" <ken_earl01@hotmail.com> Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2002 23:26:00 +0100   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0033_01C210D6.2E294EA0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Ken has allowed me use his machine to post the following:-   MAN WHO SAVED THE EDINBURGH PLAYHOUSE DIES SUDDENLY.   Gordon Lucas, 69, who was the Chairman of STOPS, and the 1970's 'Save =3D the Playhouse' campaign, died suddenly on Saturday 8th June 2002 at 1.20 = =3D pm after a massive stroke during the previous night. He had suffered a =3D minor stroke on the Friday, but in typical 'Gordon' fashion, refused to = =3D stay over the weekend in hospital for observation.   He was found by his partner of 32 years at 9am, when it was obvious that = =3D he was near death, and neither the attending emergency paramedics nor =3D the receiving hospital staff at Borders General Hospital, were able to =3D do anything other than wait for the end. He stopped breathing, cradled = =3D in the arms of his partner at 1.20pm.   Gordon, christened Gibson Fleming Lucas, was a native of Nairn, and =3D after a short spell living in Weybridge where he was leading Choirboy in = =3D the local Parish Church, returned to Nairn to complete his education, =3D before commencing work as an Apprentice Projectionist at the Regal =3D Cinema there. He entered the Royal Navy as a Boy Sailor, training at HMS = =3D Ganges, before taking up various posts in the Communications branch.=3D20   During his service, he served on HMS' Gravelines, LLandaff, Warrior, and = =3D Victorious, and spent a time working at the Admiralty in London. where =3D he once again was able to work as a projectionist at the Cameo in =3D London's Charing Cross Road. His final years in the Royal Navy were =3D spent as Chief Radio Supervisor at RN Pitreavie in Fife, the NATO =3D Headquarters, where he had a staff of over 400 working under him, and =3D where he had top secret clearance. He was awarded several citations by = =3D the Ministry of Defense for both improvements to existing systems, and =3D his own inventions, to improve the speed and reliability of secure =3D telegraphy.   He married in Kew Church in 1956 to Rosemary Winslow of London, and had = =3D 2 childern, Michael and Caroline, but divorced in 1965. He left the =3D Royal Navy in 1966 having been invited to join the then new Thoracic =3D Unit in Edinburgh's Royal Infirmary, where he was deeply involved in the = =3D revolutionary new techiniques of fitting Cardiac Pacemakers, and was =3D involved in pioneering work on Coronory Artery Grafts. He was technician = =3D for Britain's first Heart / Lung transplant there. With Professor Wade, = =3D he worked on developing a new artificial Heart Valve at the Edinburgh =3D University, untill the pressure of working on live animals became too =3D much for him, and he changed course in his career.   On leaving the Royal Infirmary, he joined Scottish Television as a Sound = =3D Engineer, transferring a few years later to join the engineering staff =3D of the then fledgling Radio Forth. During his days at Radio Forth, he =3D was the founder of the Radio Forth Youth Orchestra, and launched many =3D aspiring pop bands onto their recording careers.   As for the organ, he was classically trained, and then was taught =3D entertainment style by Jon Gar on the Hammond in Plymouth. He was a =3D stalwart of the Hammonf organ (later Edinburgh Organ) Society, and then = =3D in 1969 he had worked in his spare time on the organ of the Astoria =3D Cinema in Corstorphine, and brought that instrument back in to public =3D use, and before long, had worked his magic on the organ of the Playhouse = =3D Theatre in Leith Walk, Edinburgh. After the first 'trial run' of using =3D that organ for an intermission, the management insisted he play it for =3D every weekend performance. After the cinema closed, he worked tirelessly = =3D to get a preservation order put onto that unique building, succeeding in = =3D 1975.   His technical knowledge and ability to absorb new technical abilities, =3D meant he knew no bounds in working on pipe organs, and his first pride =3D was of course, the 2/10 Christie which he bought from Joseph Seal from =3D the Lonsdale in Carlisle, and subsequnetly installed in the record time = =3D of 4 months into the Recreation Hall of Bangour Village Hospital. It was = =3D at the opening of this organ in October 1972 that STOPS was officially = =3D launched, with Gerald Shaw as its first President. This Christie was =3D often referred to as 'the best of any Theatre Organ transplants' in the = =3D UK at the time. It was vandalised in 1979, whilst the hospital was =3D converting the hall from patients' use into a staff club, and the organ = =3D had to be removed, lack of storage space forcing its sale.   When the Playhouse re-opened as a live theatre in 1980 under the =3D ownership of the Lothian Regional Council, he was invited to become its = =3D Technical Manager, a position he held until 1986 when he was made =3D redundant by Apollo Leisure after they acquired the theatre. During his = =3D tenure there, he brought what had been a 'cinema conversion' up to =3D modern (for the time) theatre standards, and introduced many of todays =3D well known senior technicians into the theatre business, as trainees at = =3D the Playhouse.   In 1987, he then joined the staff of Northern Light in Leith, as a =3D Project Engineer, and designed and installed sound systems for a =3D multitude of buildings around Scotland, specialising particularly in =3D Church systems, including that of St Giles Cathedral, but his own =3D favourite installation was in Dundee's Caird Hall, where for the first =3D time, his design of sound system would reproduce speech intelligibly, =3D and it is in use to this day. He suffered from a major heart disease, =3D and had a triple bypass in 1987, which gave him a new lease of life.   On retiring from Northern Light in 2000, he devoted his time to his 'toy = =3D theatre' which seats 65, in his new home town of Greenlaw in the =3D Scottish Borders, where he had established a theatre organ haven, which = =3D included the organ from the Playhouse which Apollo Leisure donated to =3D the Scopttish Theatre Organ Preservation Society in 1995. STOPS is the =3D theatre organ preservation society which Gordon had co-founded in 1972, = =3D and which lists Lord David Steel as its current Honorary President and =3D Lady Brigid McEwen as a Patron, and of which Gordon was still Chairman. = =3D This was his real 'baby' and he often worked 18 hours a day on the =3D theatre or organ, steadily improving and perfecting both the instrument = =3D and the theatre.   In recent months, he also worked in his spare time with an internet chat = =3D room monitoring organisation to suppress and eliminate any illegal or =3D improper use of chat rooms, and through the resources of this =3D organisation has successfully reported several abusers of this new =3D technology for prosecution.   He never had an unkind word about anyone, was always full of enthusiasm = =3D for all his projects, with a willingness to impart his vast knowledge to = =3D anyone willing to learn, and worked tirelessly to give much happiness =3D through both his organ playing and his hilariously funny entertaining =3D skills, to thousands of people, over a period of many many years.=3D20   He was also stubborn to the point of exasperation, and when he got an =3D idea into his mind, nothing would deter him from seeing it through. =3D Five weeks ago he had his right knee joint replaced, was out of hospital = =3D within 4 days and walking unaided, and was looking forward to having his = =3D left knee done in six months time, now that he was free from the pain =3D which he suffered for many years in the replaced joint.   We had been finalising plans for the completion of the Hilsdon, and =3D alterations to the New Palace Centre just the evening before his death.   He will leave a large gap in many peoples lives, and was truly, a one of = =3D a kind. =3D20   For me of course, since I was 16, he has been my father figure, brother, = =3D best friend, mentor, tutor, spiritual guide, and emotional rock, for =3D more than 32 years now, and my life already seems empty without him.   Larry McGuire                                 ------=3D_NextPart_000_0033_01C210D6.2E294EA0 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 6.00.2716.2200" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2><FONT size=3D3D2> <P>Ken has allowed me use his machine to post the following:-</P> <P>MAN WHO SAVED THE EDINBURGH PLAYHOUSE DIES SUDDENLY.</P> <P>Gordon Lucas, 69, who was the Chairman of STOPS, and the 1970's 'Save = =3D the=3D20 Playhouse' campaign, died suddenly on Saturday 8th June 2002 at 1.20 pm = =3D after a=3D20 massive stroke during the previous night. He had suffered a minor stroke = =3D on the=3D20 Friday, but in typical 'Gordon' fashion, refused to stay over the =3D weekend in=3D20 hospital for observation.</P> <P>He was found by his partner of 32 years at 9am, when it was obvious =3D that he=3D20 was near death, and neither the attending emergency paramedics nor the =3D receiving=3D20 hospital staff at Borders General Hospital, were able to do anything =3D other than=3D20 wait for the end.&nbsp; He stopped breathing, cradled in the arms of his = =3D partner=3D20 at 1.20pm.</P> <P>Gordon, christened Gibson Fleming Lucas, was a native of Nairn, and =3D after a=3D20 short spell living in Weybridge where he was leading Choirboy in the =3D local=3D20 Parish Church, returned to Nairn to complete his education, before =3D commencing=3D20 work as an Apprentice Projectionist at the Regal Cinema there. He =3D entered the=3D20 Royal Navy as a Boy Sailor, training at HMS Ganges, before taking up =3D various=3D20 posts in the Communications branch. </P> <P>During his service, he served on HMS' Gravelines, LLandaff, Warrior, = =3D and=3D20 Victorious, and spent a time working at the Admiralty in London. where =3D he once=3D20 again was able to work as a projectionist at the Cameo in London's =3D Charing Cross=3D20 Road. His final years in the Royal Navy were spent as Chief Radio =3D Supervisor at=3D20 RN Pitreavie in Fife, the NATO Headquarters, where he had a staff of =3D over 400=3D20 working under him, and where he had top secret clearance.&nbsp; He was =3D awarded=3D20 several citations by the Ministry of Defense for both improvements to =3D existing=3D20 systems, and his own inventions, to improve the speed and reliability of = =3D secure=3D20 telegraphy.</P> <P>He married in Kew Church in 1956 to Rosemary Winslow of London, and =3D had 2=3D20 childern, Michael and Caroline, but divorced in 1965. He left the Royal = =3D Navy in=3D20 1966 having been invited to join the then new Thoracic Unit in =3D Edinburgh's Royal=3D20 Infirmary, where he was deeply involved in the revolutionary new =3D techiniques of=3D20 fitting Cardiac Pacemakers, and was involved in pioneering work on =3D Coronory=3D20 Artery Grafts. He was technician for Britain's first Heart / Lung =3D transplant=3D20 there. With Professor Wade, he worked on developing a new artificial =3D Heart Valve=3D20 at the Edinburgh University, untill the pressure of working on live =3D animals=3D20 became too much for him, and he changed course in his career.</P> <P>On leaving the Royal Infirmary, he joined Scottish Television as a =3D Sound=3D20 Engineer, transferring a few years later to join the engineering staff =3D of the=3D20 then fledgling Radio Forth. During his days at Radio Forth, he was the =3D founder=3D20 of the Radio Forth Youth Orchestra, and launched many aspiring pop bands = =3D onto=3D20 their recording careers.</P> <P>As for the organ, he was classically trained, and then&nbsp;was =3D taught=3D20 entertainment style by Jon Gar on the Hammond in Plymouth. He was a =3D stalwart of=3D20 the Hammonf organ (later Edinburgh Organ) Society, and then in 1969 he =3D had=3D20 worked in his spare time on the organ of the Astoria Cinema in =3D Corstorphine, and=3D20 brought that instrument back in to public use, and before long, had =3D worked his=3D20 magic on the organ of the Playhouse Theatre in Leith Walk, Edinburgh. =3D After the=3D20 first 'trial run' of using that organ for an intermission, the =3D management=3D20 insisted he play it for every weekend performance. After the cinema =3D closed, he=3D20 worked tirelessly to get a preservation order put onto that unique =3D building,=3D20 succeeding in 1975.</P> <P>His technical knowledge and ability to absorb new technical=3D20 abilities,&nbsp;meant he knew no bounds in working on pipe organs, and =3D his first=3D20 pride was of course, the 2/10 Christie which he bought from Joseph Seal = =3D from the=3D20 Lonsdale in Carlisle, and subsequnetly installed in the record time of 4 = =3D months=3D20 into the Recreation Hall of Bangour Village Hospital.&nbsp;It was at the = =3D opening=3D20 of&nbsp; this organ in October 1972 that STOPS was officially launched, = =3D with=3D20 Gerald Shaw as its first President.&nbsp; This Christie was often =3D referred to as=3D20 'the best of any Theatre Organ transplants' in the UK at the time.&nbsp; = =3D It was=3D20 vandalised in 1979, whilst the hospital was converting the hall from =3D patients'=3D20 use into a staff club, and the organ had to be removed, lack of storage = =3D space=3D20 forcing its sale.</P> <P>When the Playhouse re-opened as a live theatre in 1980 under the =3D ownership of=3D20 the Lothian Regional Council, he was invited to become its Technical =3D Manager, a=3D20 position he held until 1986 when he was made redundant by Apollo Leisure = =3D after=3D20 they acquired the theatre.&nbsp; During his tenure there, he brought =3D what had=3D20 been a 'cinema conversion' up to modern (for the time) theatre =3D standards, and=3D20 introduced many of todays well known senior technicians into the theatre = =3D   business, as trainees at the Playhouse.</P> <P>In 1987, he then joined the staff of Northern Light in Leith, as a =3D Project=3D20 Engineer, and designed and installed sound systems for a multitude of =3D buildings=3D20 around Scotland, specialising particularly in Church systems, including = =3D that of=3D20 St Giles Cathedral, but his own favourite installation was in Dundee's =3D Caird=3D20 Hall, where for the first time, his design of sound system would =3D reproduce=3D20 speech intelligibly, and it is in use to this day. He suffered from a =3D major=3D20 heart disease, and had a triple bypass in 1987, which gave him a new =3D lease of=3D20 life.</P> <P>On retiring from Northern Light in 2000, he devoted his time to his =3D 'toy=3D20 theatre' which seats 65, in his new home town of Greenlaw in the =3D Scottish=3D20 Borders, where he had established a theatre organ haven, which included = =3D the=3D20 organ from the Playhouse which Apollo Leisure donated to the Scopttish =3D Theatre=3D20 Organ Preservation Society in 1995. STOPS is the theatre organ =3D preservation=3D20 society which Gordon had co-founded in 1972, and which lists Lord David = =3D Steel as=3D20 its current Honorary President and Lady Brigid McEwen as a Patron, and =3D of which=3D20 Gordon was still Chairman.&nbsp; This was his real 'baby' and he often =3D worked 18=3D20 hours a day on the theatre or organ, steadily improving and perfecting =3D both the=3D20 instrument and the theatre.</P> <P>In recent months, he also worked in his spare time with an internet =3D chat room=3D20 monitoring organisation to suppress and eliminate any illegal or =3D improper use of=3D20 chat rooms, and through the resources of this organisation has =3D successfully=3D20 reported several abusers of this new technology for prosecution.</P> <P>He never had an unkind word about anyone, was always full of =3D enthusiasm for=3D20 all his projects, with a willingness to impart his vast knowledge to =3D anyone=3D20 willing to learn, and worked tirelessly to give much happiness through =3D both his=3D20 organ playing and his hilariously funny entertaining skills, to =3D thousands of=3D20 people, over a period of many many years.&nbsp;</P> <P>He was also stubborn to the point of exasperation, and when he got an = =3D idea=3D20 into his mind, nothing would deter him from seeing it through.&nbsp; =3D Five weeks=3D20 ago he&nbsp;had&nbsp;his right knee joint replaced, was out of hospital =3D within 4=3D20 days and walking unaided, and was looking forward to having his left =3D knee done=3D20 in six months time, now that he was free from the pain which he suffered = =3D for=3D20 many years in the replaced joint.</P> <P>We had been finalising&nbsp;plans for the completion of the Hilsdon, = =3D and=3D20 alterations to the New Palace Centre just the evening before his =3D death.</P> <P>He will leave a large gap in many peoples lives, and was truly, a one = =3D of a=3D20 kind.&nbsp; </P> <P>For me of course, since I was 16, he has been my&nbsp;father figure, = =3D brother,=3D20 best friend, mentor, tutor, spiritual guide, and emotional rock, for =3D more than=3D20 32 years now, and my life already seems empty without him.</P> <P>Larry McGuire</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P></FONT></FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0033_01C210D6.2E294EA0--  
(back) Subject: Digitally Sampled vs Real Time From: "r" <basset3@citlink.net> Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2002 18:51:11 -0400   Cheryl: You made it quite understandable. Allen, Rodgers, Johannes and others are using digital samples which "play back" exactly as recorded. Which companies are using "real time" technology that creates the variable wave? I'm interested in knowing. Thanks, Robert Clooney (Middletown, NY)      
(back) Subject: Re: New Missouri Synod Hymnal From: "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com> Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2002 18:06:46 -0500     --------------AB9713E65E4CF2570959C917 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3Dus-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit     Randolph Runyon wrote:   > I am music director and organist in an ELCA church. One of > my choir members told me yesterday that the Lutheran Book of > Worship, which I had thought both the ELCA and the Missouri > Synod use, exists in a different, revised version for the > Missouri Synod churches. Can someone confirm this? >   Well, sort of. The LBW was created as a joint effort during a time that the relationship between the LC-MS and ELCA were substantially closer than they are now. Towards the end of the process, due to internal changes in the make up of the LC-MS (with the departure of the AELC in 1976, or so) the LC-MS elected to drop the process, and developed by themselves, the very similar, but different volume "Lutheran Worship". I know that both Augsburg Fortress, and Concordia Publishing share in the ownership of copyright privileges regarding LBW, and I believe that at one time both the LBW and LW were approved for use in LC-MS churches, but a recently, during a visit to the LC-MS website I saw no evidence of LBW....   ns   --------------AB9713E65E4CF2570959C917 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3Dus-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <!doctype html public "-//w3c//dtd html 4.0 transitional//en"> <html> &nbsp; <br>Randolph Runyon wrote: <blockquote TYPE=3DCITE> <blockquote>I am music director and organist in an ELCA church.&nbsp; One of my choir members told me yesterday that the Lutheran Book of Worship, which I had thought both the ELCA and the Missouri Synod use, exists in a different, revised version for the Missouri Synod churches.&nbsp; Can someone confirm this?</blockquote> </blockquote>   <p><br>Well, sort of.&nbsp; The LBW was created as a joint effort during a time that the relationship between the LC-MS and ELCA were substantially closer than they are now.&nbsp; Towards the end of the process, due to internal changes in the make up of the LC-MS (with the departure of the AELC in 1976, or so) the LC-MS elected to drop the process, and developed by themselves, the very similar, but different volume "Lutheran = Worship".&nbsp; I know that both Augsburg Fortress, and Concordia Publishing share in the ownership of copyright privileges regarding LBW, and I believe that at one time both the LBW and LW were approved for use in LC-MS churches, but a recently, during a visit to the LC-MS website I saw no evidence of = LBW.... <p>ns</html>   --------------AB9713E65E4CF2570959C917--