PipeChat Digest #2936 - Wednesday, June 26, 2002
 
Re: pedal exercises
  by "Margo Dillard" <dillardm@airmail.net>
Re: pedal exercises
  by "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org>
Re: Deleting Extra Material
  by <LeliaLoban@aol.com>
Re: Individual Pipe Blowers!
  by "Jim Hailey" <jhaileya10@charter.net>
Re: Deleting Extra Material
  by "Jim Hailey" <jhaileya10@charter.net>
RE: Small is beautiful
  by "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org>
Re: Deleting Extra Material
  by "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org>
RE: play in F#
  by "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org>
RE: Schlicker (X-posted)
  by "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org>
ADMIN Re: Deleting Extra Material
  by "David Scribner" <dcscribner@earthlink.net>
Fwd: Worm Klez.E immunity
  by <ContraReed@aol.com>
RE: Saint Vincent Ferrer
  by "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org>
Re: Schlicker (X-posted)
  by "Richard Schneider" <arpschneider@starband.net>
Royal College of Organists console specifications
  by "pat and ian" <patian@senet.com.au>
Re: ADMIN Re: Deleting Extra Material
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com>
Re: ADMIN Re: Deleting Extra Material
  by <cdkrug@worldnet.att.net>
REVIEW: Felix Hell @ Bel-Air Presbyterian - 6-23-02 (X-post)
  by "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@earthlink.net>
 

(back) Subject: Re: pedal exercises From: "Margo Dillard" <dillardm@airmail.net> Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 06:33:42 -0500     --------------6BDD527380878F0E23DC3B25 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3Dus-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Yes, I like Nillson. For teaching and for occasionally reviewing to keep those skills honed. I like the exercises and the pedal scales. It goes well with any method. I happen to prefer Gleason.   Margo   "COLASACCO, ROBERT" wrote:   > I too do a warm-up but admit only manual. That's basically due to > arthritis and numbing caused by medication I take. It's very > disconcerting to put it mildly. I happened to run across the ol' > Nillson and Yon in journeying thru all my boxes of music that have > been in the closet so many years. That's what made me ask; I'm curious > to see if those are still used. We have yet to hear from the teachers. > Hm.Robert > -----Original Message----- > From: Icedad@aol.com [mailto:Icedad@aol.com] > Sent: Monday, June 24, 2002 1:05 PM > To: pipechat@pipechat.org > Subject: Re: pedal exercises > > Rob, > > I still use Nillson and Gleason Pedal Exercises in my warm-up > at the console. I also sight read through several hymns after that. I > have been doing that since I was age 10. I am now in my early 40's. > I had some excellent and very strict organ teachers over the > years who insisted on a warm-up. One of the best habits I never broke > away from is my warm-up time. Have a good day. > > Sincerely, > > Daniel   --------------6BDD527380878F0E23DC3B25 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3Dus-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <!doctype html public "-//w3c//dtd html 4.0 transitional//en"> <html> Yes, I like Nillson.&nbsp; For teaching and for occasionally reviewing to keep those skills honed.&nbsp; I like the exercises and the pedal = scales.&nbsp; It goes well with any method. I happen to prefer Gleason. <p>Margo <p>"COLASACCO, ROBERT" wrote: <blockquote TYPE=3DCITE>&nbsp;<span class=3D061402317-24062002><font = face=3D"Footlight MT Light"><font color=3D"#800000">I too do a warm-up but admit only manual. That's basically due to arthritis and numbing caused by medication I take. It's very disconcerting to put it mildly. I happened to run across the ol' Nillson and Yon in journeying thru all my boxes of music that have been in the closet so many years. That's what made me ask; I'm curious to see if those are still used. We have yet to hear from the teachers. Hm.</font></font></span><span = class=3D061402317-24062002><font face=3D"Footlight MT Light"><font = color=3D"#800000">Robert</font></font></span> <div class=3D"OutlookMessageHeader" dir=3D"ltr"><font = face=3D"Tahoma"><font size=3D-1>-----Original Message-----</font></font> <br><font face=3D"Tahoma"><font size=3D-1><b>From:</b> Icedad@aol.com [<A = HREF=3D"mailto:Icedad@aol.com">mailto:Icedad@aol.com</A>]</font></font> <br><font face=3D"Tahoma"><font size=3D-1><b>Sent:</b> Monday, June 24, = 2002 1:05 PM</font></font> <br><font face=3D"Tahoma"><font size=3D-1><b>To:</b> = pipechat@pipechat.org</font></font> <br><font face=3D"Tahoma"><font size=3D-1><b>Subject:</b> Re: pedal = exercises</font></font> <br>&nbsp;</div> <font face=3D"arial,helvetica"><font size=3D+0>Rob,</font></font> <p><font face=3D"arial,helvetica"><font = size=3D+0>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; I still use Nillson and Gleason Pedal Exercises in my warm-up at the = console. I also sight read through several hymns after that. I have been doing that since I was age 10. I am now in my early 40's.</font></font> <br><font face=3D"arial,helvetica"><font = size=3D+0>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; I had some excellent and very strict organ teachers over the years who insisted on a warm-up. One of the best habits I never broke away from is my warm-up time. Have a good day.</font></font> <p><font face=3D"arial,helvetica"><font size=3D+0>Sincerely,</font></font> <p><font face=3D"arial,helvetica"><font = size=3D+0>Daniel</font></font></blockquote> </html>   --------------6BDD527380878F0E23DC3B25--    
(back) Subject: Re: pedal exercises From: "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org> Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 06:50:28 -0500   At 06:33 AM 6/25/02 -0500, you wrote: >Yes, I like Nillson.   I use Nilson also....it does provide a challenge on my 'toaster" when you're trying to play two notes in the same octave....the Conn folks = didn't think an organ ever used more than one foot.   jch      
(back) Subject: Re: Deleting Extra Material From: <LeliaLoban@aol.com> Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 08:17:27 EDT   Dennis Steckley wrote, >I'm new to the list, so forgive me if this is old ground, but I >might suggest--very kindly and gently--deleting extra material >when you reply to a post. Particularly when one receives the >digest form, one must scroll through all the previous responses >to specific messages.   Thank you! I'm less new than you (I've been on the list since 1998), but this has been a problem the whole time I've subscribed. Fancy formats = that load the Digest up with Mime gibberish, on top of the excessive = quotations, are a huge annoyance, as well. The clarinet players' "klarinet" e-mail = list (from www.clarinet.org) automatically rejects all posts in anything other than plain text format. I wish this server had that capability.   Rant! Roar! Lelia  
(back) Subject: Re: Individual Pipe Blowers! From: "Jim Hailey" <jhaileya10@charter.net> Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 07:50:34 -0500   Well, Dennis, if ya want to make a chorus out of it, then let's bring in = the men's club with a 32' contrabombarde for a little depth.   Jim ----- Original Message ----- From: "First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois" <kzrev@rr1.net> To: <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Friday, June 21, 2002 12:20 PM Subject: Individual Pipe Blowers!     > Jim--sounds like a wonderful idea to me. And I don't see why they > couldn't put an Octave 4' in the other side of the mouth. Equip the > youth group with a 3-rank Mixture (three small pipes per mouth), and > you've got a principal chorus! And every church has a windbag or two > that can puff on an old large-scale 16' bourdon! > > Dennis Steckley > > Ich liebe meine Katzen > > -----Original Message----- > > > Quite honestly, there are members that would prefer pipes over digital > eve > if they had to lay 61 parishioners on the floor with an 8' prinzipal in > their mouths and tap them on the toe with they wanted them to blow, > rather > than play a digital, However, I with also state that if you want a > trumpet > en chamade you must stand them up . > > Me, I like'em both. > > Jim H. > > > ----- > > > > "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: Deleting Extra Material From: "Jim Hailey" <jhaileya10@charter.net> Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 07:57:42 -0500   What Dennis is requesting that when you hit the reply, delete the old message out of the text. This will prevent you from having 20 messages = that increase in size as people respond.   Our Administrators have asked that this is done several times.   Jim H. ----- Original Message ----- From: <LeliaLoban@aol.com> To: <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Tuesday, June 25, 2002 7:17 AM Subject: Re: Deleting Extra Material     >    
(back) Subject: RE: Small is beautiful From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 08:53:05 -0400   I could have written this 20 years ago now I'm still 5'6" but the lbs are more and the legs ain't lengthened. I can relate to the problem: I feel = like one of those Joe Palooka punch bags trying to get up to the damn d#, e, f = of the pedal board and tend to fall over sometimes. I'm sure it's quite funny to view. But all that is due to the fact that of the whole 5'6" of me the legs are only 27", that's right, that's my pants leg size. And, no, I'm = not a chipanzee, ha...ha...ha! My arms are too short. The only recommendation from me would be to just be very alert and always conscious and in control and don't worry too much (TOO MUCH -- I didn't = say AT ALL) about keeping your legs together ALL the time. We each have to = make some minor adjustments to the "RULES" here and there and now and then, in order to overcome whatever the annying situation is, be it our own body structure or a "strange" organ, i.e., one we're not used to or of non-AGO design, whatever. And the other piece of advice is get a bench fit to your size. It's okay if it's an inch lower than the "standard" if it makes it easier for you to play. Get an adjustable one if others play this organ. Well, that's my advice. Maybe one of the physical therapists or = "physicists" on this list has a more tried and trusted and scientific suggestion.   Robert Colasacco     -----Original Message----- From: cmys13085@blueyonder.co.uk [mailto:cmys13085@blueyonder.co.uk] Sent: Monday, June 24, 2002 4:13 PM To: PipeChat Subject: Small is beautiful       Hello,   Scaling the dizzy heights at 5ft 6in or so, and only counter-balanced by = 9st (126lbs) I am very glad that I was self taught as an organist. I tried various exercises but found them impossible; half my body weight flailing about and throwing me off balance.   I would therefore make a plea to any teacher of organ; especially those of = a "Haupt" disposition, to spare a thought for the vertically challenged like myself.   I still remember the advice...."Keep your knees together"....as if I were = a young maiden on a date. I tried that and ended up playing with my nose.   Pedal scales using extensive "heels" were always a nightmare, with Bach going to pieces around my feet.   So, I didn't so much develop a technique as an excuse for pedalling which, in spite of everything, seems to work.   I can honestly say that, with no exceptions, every piece of music I play = has its own unique pedalling......it certainly increases practise time.   This is, however, the only way that I can balance the requirements of phrasing with the required security of contact and self-confidence which comes with that.   Toes only? I've been doing that for years in Bach.   It's not really a handicap being small, but it makes life difficult at times.   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK     -----Original Message----- From: "pipechat@pipechat.org" <pipechat@pipechat.org> on behalf of "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> Sent: 24 June 2002 15:10 To: "'pipechat@pipechat.org'" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Subject: pedal exercises   When I was growing up we used to use Nielson[sp?] and Yon's pedal exercise books. Are those still in favor? If not then what do teachers give to students for pedal exercises?     Robert B. Colasacco Administrative Assistant/Secretary Distinguished Colleagues Population Council One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza New York, NY 10017 Direct Telephone: (212) 339-0685 e-mail: rcolasacco@popcouncil.org Visit our web site: www.popcouncil.org     "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   "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: Deleting Extra Material From: "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org> Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 07:58:40 -0500   It also prevents a crop of list signatures a mile long from appearing at the bottom of the message.....a little extra caring and concern when you respond to a message can make a world of difference....   jch   At 07:57 AM 6/25/02 -0500, you wrote: >What Dennis is requesting that when you hit the reply, delete the old >message out of the text. This will prevent you from having 20 messages = that >increase in size as people respond. > >Our Administrators have asked that this is done several times. > >Jim H. > > >"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: play in F# From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 09:14:44 -0400   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.   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C21C4A.45F16200 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1"   Truer words have never been spoken. I start my daily practice routine by playing scales in all the major keys--even if only one octave up and down. Oddly f# is the one I screw up on if I screw up. It's that darn thumb = under to b where I overstretch to c. .. "there are no HARD keys, only NEGLECTED keys!"   David   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C21C4A.45F16200 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1"   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META HTTP-EQUIV=3D"Content-Type" CONTENT=3D"text/html; = charset=3Diso-8859-1">     <META content=3D"MSHTML 5.50.4916.2300" name=3DGENERATOR></HEAD> <BODY> <DIV><FONT face=3D"Footlight MT Light" color=3D#800000><SPAN class=3D085510813-25062002>Truer words have never been spoken. I start my = daily practice routine&nbsp; by&nbsp;playing&nbsp;scales in&nbsp;all the major keys--even if only one octave up and down. Oddly f# is the one I screw up = on if I screw up. It's that darn thumb under to b where I overstretch to c.</SPAN></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D"Footlight MT Light" color=3D#800000><SPAN class=3D085510813-25062002></SPAN></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D"Footlight MT Light" color=3D#800000><SPAN class=3D085510813-25062002></SPAN></FONT><FONT face=3D"Footlight MT Light" =   color=3D#800000><SPAN = class=3D085510813-25062002></SPAN></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3Darial,helvetica><FONT lang=3D0 face=3DArial size=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF">. "there are no HARD keys, only NEGLECTED = keys!"<BR><BR>David </FONT></FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C21C4A.45F16200--  
(back) Subject: RE: Schlicker (X-posted) From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 09:20:00 -0400   How long have they been around.   For those not on piporg1, the Schlicker Organ Co. has announced that  
(back) Subject: ADMIN Re: Deleting Extra Material From: "David Scribner" <dcscribner@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 08:28:41 -0500   As it has been pointed out we have asked and PLEADED with people to delete extra material from their posts out of consideration for your fellow list members. Please, don't just hit the reply button and add your comments but get rid of anything extra. When I see a posting that has several copies of the "Footer" with the list information I do kind of see red!   Someone also mentioned the problems with the HTML postings and said that it would be nice if the server would just reject those posts. It is possible but since certain mail programs don't give an option for sending Plain Text only it would mean that some members would not be able to post to the list. I don't want to turn this on and reject something that might be very pertinent to a discussion. But if you have the ability to set your mail program to post as Plain Text PLEASE, PLEASE do so.   From Chicago   David -- **************************************** David Scribner Owner / Co-Administrator PipeChat   http://www.pipechat.org mailto:admin@pipechat.org  
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(back) Subject: RE: Saint Vincent Ferrer From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 11:54:05 -0400   With regard to this organ, I read the article then checked out AGO NYC = site seeking out the specifications and wonder if those that are currently = posted as the 1998 Shantz are, in fact, the correct specifications of the organ being discussed here? There seems to be a lot of ext and borrowing between divisions. robert colasacco  
(back) Subject: Re: Schlicker (X-posted) From: "Richard Schneider" <arpschneider@starband.net> Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 13:44:05 -0500   "COLASACCO, ROBERT" wrote: > How long have they been around.   Schlicker has been around from, I believe the 1930's. Their "heyday", however, spanned from the early 1950's through the late 1970's. They've obviously done work later than that, but the Paul Bunjes consultations/endorsements went a LONG way towards their success in those days; at least in LCMS circles. Once Hermann Schlicker died, the Bunjes connection basically ended.   There are others who can prolly most more details about more recent years than I can. My experiences were mostly from while I was in college in the mid 1970's.   Faithfully,   -- Richard Schneider, PRES/CEO SCHNEIDER PIPE ORGANS, Inc. Pipe Organ Builders 41-43 Johnston St./P.O. Box 137 Kenney, IL 61749-0137 (217) 944-2454 VOX (217) 944-2527 FAX mailto:arp@schneiderpipeorgans.com SHOP EMAIL mailto:arp@starband.net SHOP SATELLITE EMAIL mailto:arpschneider@starband.net HOME OFFICE EMAIL http://www.schneiderpipeorgans.com WEB PAGE URL  
(back) Subject: Royal College of Organists console specifications From: "pat and ian" <patian@senet.com.au> Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2002 07:15:56 +0930     <Also, I heard mention years ago of a British Standard but this area rendered no results.>   Anyone know where to find info on the above subject?   Ian.    
(back) Subject: Re: ADMIN Re: Deleting Extra Material From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 19:06:18 -0500   ----- Original Message ----- From: "David Scribner" <dcscribner@earthlink.net>   But if you > have the ability to set your mail program to post as Plain Text > PLEASE, PLEASE do so.   Also, beware of the fact that even if your computer is set to Plain Text, = if you are replying to a posting that is in Rich Text format, you must = convert this to Plain Text or your reply will go out in Rich Text too.   John Speller    
(back) Subject: Re: ADMIN Re: Deleting Extra Material From: <cdkrug@worldnet.att.net> Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 22:17:16 -0400   On Tue, Jun 25, 2002 at 08:28:41AM -0500, David Scribner wrote: > As it has been pointed out we have asked and PLEADED with people to > delete extra material from their posts out of consideration for your > fellow list members. Please, don't just hit the reply button and add > your comments but get rid of anything extra. When I see a posting > that has several copies of the "Footer" with the list information I > do kind of see red! > > Someone also mentioned the problems with the HTML postings and said > that it would be nice if the server would just reject those posts. > It is possible but since certain mail programs don't give an option > for sending Plain Text only it would mean that some members would not > be able to post to the list. I don't want to turn this on and reject > something that might be very pertinent to a discussion. But if you > have the ability to set your mail program to post as Plain Text > PLEASE, PLEASE do so. >   Well, the solution is to use the One True Email program, which ONLY groks text, and has no known viral vulnerabilities. . . .   Of course that one program is *mumbles*, the best pipe organ builder is *murmurs* and all others are junk and my opinion of electronics is *blurffls* . . and on those points, I'm NOT open to discuss (but email me privately if you're open to Email ala Geek . . .)      
(back) Subject: REVIEW: Felix Hell @ Bel-Air Presbyterian - 6-23-02 (X-post) From: "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 22:30:32 -0700   Well, here we go, folks....   As if my ego wasn't bruised enough after hearing Ken Cowan Friday night, I went to hear Felix on Sunday afternoon!   Felix started the program with an energetic and articulate rendition of = the Bach Fantasy and Fugue in g-minor, and the AGO dean of our A.G.O. chapter Irm Jennings (who had come with me to hear him) gave me a sideways look of astonishment when he started the fugue at a real clip as if to say "dear = GOD does he realize there is a PEDAL PART coming sooon?!?!?"   Yes, he did, and effortlessly danced his way through it, and ended the = piece with a flourish, to generous applause.   Next came a very emotion-charged rendition of "O mensch bewein", a perfect foil to the opener, and a nice set-up program-wise for the next piece, the great D-major Prelude and Fugue of Bach. At several points I had to close my eyes and enjoy this most sensitive rendition.... beautiful! After we = all stopped holding our collective breath, there was an almost audible sigh of delight as this piece came to a close. Felix launched directly into the D-major, with its dazzling pedal run, and it was once again = edge-of-the-seat time as we watched and listened in awe. Now, folks, I heard Felix perform this piece about a year and a half ago at First Congo LA, and he played = the SNOT out of it then, but this time it was even better! I must say he OWNS this piece and is fully able to do whatever he chooses with it.... in SPADES. (aside to Felix - loved the chamades on the last pedal note = <grin>)   After the noise settled down from the applause and shouts of "bravo!", we were treated to the entire 1st Organ Sonata of Mendelssohn (Felix Plays Felix?), again, an exciting and virtuousic interpretation... the glance of despair passed between Irm and I again at numerous points, but most certainly after the devilish downward chromatic pedal run near the end of the Sonata... lightning fast and accurate... '... never play THAT one again.." we both said (which was to be a recurring sentiment throughout = the afternoon...!)   After intermission, Felix treated us to the entire 1st Sonata of Guilmant, and it was also very well played, although herein was the one and only = time during this recital that I had to take issue with Felix on a tempo. (sorry Felix) Usually because of his sheer virtuosity and musical senstivity, Felix can get away with tempos most of us only dream of, and they "work" = and send us to the edge of our seats (maybe because in part, we're in = disbelief, and SURE that a train wreck is imminent!) In the Guilmant there is a section that alternates between fast running notes and chordal passages whilst the underlying tempo remains the same. When we got to the chordal passages, I felt rushed, hurried and cheated... it was just a bit too fast for my taste. The tempo was fine for the running notes, but I believe = that in this case the chordal passages dictate the overall tempo. In any case, I'd never play it fast enough to matter, <grin> but them's the facts as I see 'em.   After the bombastics of the Guilmant, a stroke of programming genius: the Lizst Consolation, which got us calmed back down and ready for the Prelude = & Fugue on BACH, which still has me in disbelief.... I've never heard it played with such ferocity and fire... and I own numerous recordings and = have heard a couple other live performances. Felix owns this one too, and I = hope he keeps it in his rotation for awhile and even RECORDS IT SOON!   We could barely contain ourselves when the end came, and burst into loud applause and "bravos" scarcely had the last note died away. Felix took a bow, departed, and then returned for an encore - the Toccata from Boellmann's Suite Gothique... lightning fast and accurate as usual!   Again, loud applause and bravos.... Felix steps up to the microphone.... "Already it has been 2 hours.... so I do not want to keep you, but if you wish, I will keep playing" (loud applause and energetic shouts of encouragment) He then begged the forgiveness of the purists in the crowd, and proceeded to play the Vierne with his usual "railroad" ending, much to the delight of the crowd, most of whom got a good chuckle out of it.   Once again, loud applause, shouts and even some whistling.........   Felix returns to play ONE MORE... the Widor, of course, with his trademark "hold the note until we're ready to burst" at the end.... full organ so bloody loud it HURT for the last chord...   We let him quit then, as I think we were all just filled up full measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over with the sheer joy and = wonder of what had just passed. Felix thanked us for being such a good audience, and said this had been a very special concert for him, and we all trooped home exhausted.   Felix, thank you for sharing your joy of making music with us - you make = the world a better place.   Pax,         --- Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free. Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). Version: 6.0.372 / Virus Database: 207 - Release Date: 6/20/02