PipeChat Digest #2734 - Wednesday, March 6, 2002
 
chiming in
  by "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu>
Re: chiming in / harpers harping on their harps
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: chiming in
  by "Robert Lind" <Robert_Lind@cch.com>
Re: chiming in
  by "Berley Antoine Firmin II" <FIRMAN1@prodigy.net>
Re: chiming in
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
OHS Historic Organs of Montr=E9al
  by "William T. Van Pelt" <bill@organsociety.org>
Jonas Nordwall Plays Rochester Wurlitzer on March 9 (cross-posted)
  by "Ken Evans" <kevans1@rochester.rr.com>
Anyone ever heard of Norvel Hall?
  by "The Schneider Family" <arpschneider@starband.net>
Re: Anyone ever heard of Norvel Hall?
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Pedals, Pipes and Pizza Requests (X-posted)
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Re: vinyl players
  by "The Schneider Family" <arpschneider@starband.net>
1/2 time job, Lancaster PA - (X-posted)
  by "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu>
Re: vinyl players
  by "Ed Steltzer" <steltzer@gwi.net>
Deseret News Article about Organists
  by "David Carter" <david_n_carter@hotmail.com>
your job
  by "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz>
Re: vinyl players
  by "Stanley Lowkis" <nstarfil@mediaone.net>
 

(back) Subject: chiming in From: "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu> Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2002 11:39:29 -0400   I'm looking for some suggestions for organ music with chimes. I recently acquired "The Angelus Collection" published by Harold Flammer, which has some good pieces, but am looking for more.   My organ also has a harp, so I'd like suggestions for music including that as well. A good one is Seth Bingham's "Toplady" (a hymne tune name which always makes me think of a sign on one of the student-rented houses in my college town: "Girls on Top." Apparently they live upstairs.)     Randy Runyon Music Director Zion Lutheran Church Hamilton, Ohio runyonr@muohio.edu      
(back) Subject: Re: chiming in / harpers harping on their harps From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2002 09:06:15 -0800   Schulmerich commissioned a collection pieces for organ and their = carillon/harp .... some were rather interesting ... I'm sure it's long out of print, but = you might be able to find it in a large library ... it might be adaptable to regular organ chimes and harp.   I think Lorenz still publishes one or more collections for organ and = chimes; I can't think of any COLLECTIONS of pieces that call for the harp, just scattered compositions here and there ... let me see if I can remember a = few of them:   Faure/arr. Dupre - In paradisum - H. W. Gray, St. Cecelia Series (?) Bach/Gounod - Ave Maria - H. W. Gray, St. Cecelia Series - has the tune in the pedals on the chimes, the manual parts on the harp Guilmant - In paradisum - I have it in an OLD collection, but it's in the = new Leupold collected works Guilmant - Chant Funebre et In Paradisum (? not sure of exact title) - collected works written for the dedication of the Notre Dame organ Dubois - Invocation (Messe de Marriage) - can't remember publisher Dubois - Cantilene Nuptiale - Twelve Pieces - G. Schirmer Fletcher, Percy - Fountain Reverie - can't remember publisher; out of = print? Yon, Pietro - Christmas in Sicily - Annus Ecclesiasticus - G. Schirmer   N.B. - there are several pieces in Annus Ecclesiasticus that call for harp and/or chimes   The older generation of organists used to play things like the Bach In = Dulci Jubilo and Rejoice Beloved Christians with 8-2 Flutes in the right hand = and the harp coupled to that manual at 4' ... Ramona Beard was still doing it = in the late 1950s. She played the cantus firmus in the Pedal on the Solo = English Horn at 4', with the tremulant (grin).   I'll look around and see if I can find any more ...   Cheers,   Bud               Randolph Runyon wrote:   > I'm looking for some suggestions for organ music with chimes. I = recently > acquired "The Angelus Collection" published by Harold Flammer, which has > some good pieces, but am looking for more. > > My organ also has a harp, so I'd like suggestions for music including = that > as well. A good one is Seth Bingham's "Toplady" (a hymne tune name = which > always makes me think of a sign on one of the student-rented houses in = my > college town: "Girls on Top." Apparently they live upstairs.) > > Randy Runyon > Music Director > Zion Lutheran Church > Hamilton, Ohio > runyonr@muohio.edu > > "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: chiming in From: "Robert Lind" <Robert_Lind@cch.com> Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2002 11:17:27 -0600   Leo Sowerby's Carillon needs chimes (that can be coupled to the pedal, = IIRC) and harp (and celesta), and benefits from Vox Humana and any number of slushy strings/celestes. He wrote the piece when he was 22. Good late-Romantic piece.   Robert Lind  
(back) Subject: Re: chiming in From: "Berley Antoine Firmin II" <FIRMAN1@prodigy.net> Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2002 14:39:46 -0600   You might peruse the music published in perforated roll format for the Aeolian Pipe Organ. A "rollography" book I have contains all of the rolls issued, the ones for use with Harp or Chimes being designated so. Then = just look for the sheet music! BAF II      
(back) Subject: Re: chiming in From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2002 16:24:55 EST     --part1_6.24fc13b4.29b691a7_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Sowerby's "Carillon" immediately leaps to mind since it is beautiful and = uses both harp and chimes. John Holler has a book of organ music with = chimes.   Another suggestion.... just be creative and try familiar pieces that = you've played and just add the harp as though it was just another stop, and the chimes next time you need a melody stop. It's amazing how often these two =   percussions can be used, as long as you're not overly concerned with authenticity.     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 + http://prepaidlegal.com/go/brucecornely >   --part1_6.24fc13b4.29b691a7_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>Sowerby's "Carillon" = immediately leaps to mind since it is beautiful and uses both harp and = chimes. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;John Holler has a book of organ music with = chimes. &nbsp; <BR> <BR>Another suggestion.... just be creative and try familiar pieces that = you've played and just add the harp as though it was just another stop, = and the chimes next time you need a melody stop. &nbsp;It's amazing how = often these two percussions can be used, as long as you're not overly = concerned with authenticity. <BR> <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>&lt; http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502 + = http://prepaidlegal.com/go/brucecornely &nbsp;&gt;</FONT></HTML>   --part1_6.24fc13b4.29b691a7_boundary--  
(back) Subject: OHS Historic Organs of Montr=E9al From: "William T. Van Pelt" <bill@organsociety.org> Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2002 18:46:56 -0500   Historic Organs of Montr=E9al is a new, 4-CD set produced by the Organ Historical Society and featuring 32 pipe organs played by 40 organists. T= he superb performances were recorded live during the OHS 1999 National Convention. Ten Casavant organs built 1890-1999 are included, as well as many others by a wide range of builders. The earliest was built in 1854 b= y William Nutting; the fine Canadian builder S. R. Warren is represented by five rare and surviving instruments; and recent organs by Guilbault-Th=E9= rien, L=E9tourneau, Wolff, and Wilhelm are featured. A collection of three von Beckerath organs built 1959-1961 offer a rich comparison. Stupendous performances by Ken Cowan, Yves Pr=E9fontaine, Catherine Todorovsky, Gast= on and Lucienne Arel, Bernard and Mireille Lagac=E9, and many, many more tak= e us from one artistic thrill to another. This grand CD set (4CDs for $29.95) from OHS brings the burgeoning organ culture of Montr=E9al to a box of CD= s that shines brilliantly in musical color. Order it from www.ohscatalog.or= g. Players on the CD who read this: complimentary copies are on their way to you.   Bill Van Pelt Organ Historical Society    
(back) Subject: Jonas Nordwall Plays Rochester Wurlitzer on March 9 (cross-posted) From: "Ken Evans" <kevans1@rochester.rr.com> Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2002 19:07:27 -0500   Celebrate a theater organ "spring break" in Rochester this coming Saturday (Saturday forecast calls for upper 60s). Jonas Nordwall will return to = the Auditorium Center, 875 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14605 for his sixth performance on the RTOS 4/22 Wurlitzer. The concert will start at 8 p.m. = on Saturday evening, March 9. Tickets will go on sale at the box office at 7 p.m. for only $10 each.   Additional information may be obtained by visiting our web site at http://theatreorgans.com/rochestr/ , by calling 585-377-5552 or by e-mail reply. This will be an outstanding evening of theater organ musical entertainment with a great organist playing a great instrument in a large theater acoustic environment. It doesn't get any better than this!   See you here on March 9, Ken Evans, RTOS Director (past-President)      
(back) Subject: Anyone ever heard of Norvel Hall? From: "The Schneider Family" <arpschneider@starband.net> Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2002 21:18:07 -0600   Dear List:   I was wondering if anyone has ever heard of a pipe organ person named Norvel (I may not be spelling this right!) Hall; as to where he was located, worked, who he may have worked with (if anyone) and a list of the various projects he may have done?   I ask this because I spent late last week and over the weekend trying to bring an instrument purportedly having his involvement into some kind of state of musical usefulness and wondered what information about this person that anyone could share with me. I think I have heard the name previously, but know little else.   Somehow, I suspect he is long deceased, in that the project in question was done some 30 years ago.   Private replies are fine, if you feel that any information you would share might be inappropriate for list consumption.   Thanking you in advance, I am,   Yours Faithfully,   "Grandpa Arp" 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:arpschneider@starband.net HOME EMAIL mailto:arp@schneiderpipeorgans.com SHOP EMAIL http://www.schneiderpipeorgans.com WEB PAGE URL  
(back) Subject: Re: Anyone ever heard of Norvel Hall? From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2002 21:20:53 -0600   Richard   i just checked the Fox Guide to North American Organbuilders and there is no listing for anyone by that name. What area of the country did he work? i would gather the Midwest.   David  
(back) Subject: Pedals, Pipes and Pizza Requests (X-posted) From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2002 21:30:38 -0600   Our AGO chapter, the Central Arkansas Chapter is planning several Pedals Pipes &Pizza sessions in May. I am looking for clipart, graphics, etc that work well for flyers, announcements, handouts, etc. I know that other chapters have done these previously so if anyone could direct me to or be able to send me graphics that work well I would greatly appreciate it. If you are able to send me graphic files please use the address in the signature of this note.   Also, a question for those of you that have done these in the past. What kind of packets did you put together to give to the students attending? We are thinking about having some photos and stoplists for area organs, some diagrams of the various types of chests, things like that. But we are open to suggests from others that have done these before.   Thanks in advance   David -- ******************************************* David Scribner Editor - Central Arkansas Chapter Newsletter mailto:editor@cacago.org  
(back) Subject: Re: vinyl players From: "The Schneider Family" <arpschneider@starband.net> Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2002 21:57:08 -0600   Stanley Lowkis wrote: > seriously folks, the best turntables, arms, cartridges were built about = 30 > years ago. The stuff in the stores is junk.   I still love my old AR Turntable which I bought in college. Simplicity in itself: an on-off switch. You cued-up the record by hand! (IMAGINE!!)   Only thing is, I gotta get a new foam pad, as mine turned to powder long ago. Anyone know where? > I love listening to my vinyl.   While I wouldn't go *THAT* far, I will say that it's the only medium on which I have certain pieces, and I have a huge collection.   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:arpschneider@starband.net HOME EMAIL mailto:arp@schneiderpipeorgans.com SHOP EMAIL http://www.schneiderpipeorgans.com WEB PAGE URL  
(back) Subject: 1/2 time job, Lancaster PA - (X-posted) From: "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu> Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2002 22:54:54 -0500   Dear List Friends,   There's probably no set way of knowing when to retire, but for me variou= s personal "signals" have suggested that my retirement time has come at Grac= e Lutheran Church, Lancaster PA, and this evening the announcement of a half-time position of organist and director of music has been posted on the church's web site. Go to   www.GraceLutheranChurch.com   and see the item on the welcome page just below the invitation to hear the church's chime and this past Sunday's sermon. (There is a 15-bell chime i= n the tower, and I assume that during Lent you'll hear me playing "Herzlich tut mich verlangen" in you click on that line.)   I actually retired in 1996 from the music faculty at Millersville U. in = a suburb of Lancaster, and I think it's time to retire from Grace as well. It's our family parish, and my wife and I hope to continue in the choir, where I'll do my best to stabalize the tenor section, currently of four guys. =20   I love the place dearly. It's a good place: solid churchmanship (based chiefly on the best assets of the Muhlenberg tradition of eastern U.S. Lutheranism ala Philadelphia Seminary); excellent liturgy, with weekly Eucharist at every week-end service; a good spread of hymnody of many styles in _Lutheran Book of Worship_ from plainsong to rhythmic and isometric chorales to the finer of ecumenical 19th and 20th century hyumnod= y and with a slight recent introduction of ethnic hymnody from the hymnal supplement _With One Voice_; two fine organs; a good tradition for good music, including hiring instrumentalists as needed to augment available, high-quality members for festival services; a good mix of people, including some of ethnic minorities of the neighborhood near the church to whom we ar= e committed for strong ministry; a low-key concert series; and a pastor and associate pastor with whom I've had as fine and happy a relationship as I'v= e ever had anywhere in life. Dr. Timothy Albrecht, now of Emory U., and Suzanne Riehl, now of First Presbyterian Chruch, Richmond VA, are among my predecessors here.=20   The pastors sing the liturgy BEAUTIFULLY!!! Indeed, the pastor plays nicer clarinet than some college clarinet majors, though we "never" hear him. (He did play a Mozsart concerto mov't on a concert we had in January 2001 of Grace members appearing with chamber orchestra, and the prior year he joined a Dixieland group in a special concert-series event.) The pastor= s are very careful for good things in liturgy and eagerly support good music. I've had a chamber orchestra each Christmas Eve up on the gallery along wit= h the choir and organ.   The Schlicker (see the web site) has new 8', 4', and 2' Great principal ranks to give body and pitch definition, and we added Walker digital 16' an= d 32' Bourdon stops, carefully voiced to serve various purposes and with the speaker installed for maximum effective results. The original 4' Swell Clarion became an 8' Fagott several years ago, too. If Hermann Schlicker walked in and heard me playing a service or a recital, he might not quite recognize the sound! It's an amazingly flexible instrument and has been a great inspiration to me. While it's not quite Cavaill=E9-Coll, I've played the three Franck chorales as prelude music with great satisfaction, and I'm on for a future program that will include Guilmant Sonata 5. An oganist-colleague in Lancaster visited some weeks ago on a Sunday off when we opened with "thaxted," and he was amazed how "English" it could sound. Playing "Nimrod" here is great fun. Bach is anm obvious success.   The 18th-century French style tracker by Roger Pulham of England in the chapel is small but very rewarding in its own way.   We have some good instrumentalists in the parish, though I've had to hir= e one trombone for Easter to fill out a brass group of 2 tr, 2 tb & ta. We have recently added a timpanist to the parish membership, though at this point we have no timps. I usually borrow a pair of cymbals from a bandmaster in the parish for Chrismtas Eve and Easter Day. There is limited but sufficient space in the gallery for these folks, and one Christmas Eve I had 18 string, brass and timpani players, plus cymbals. W= e have a whole library of parts for these players for hymns and liturgy music= ..   A wonderful retired music educator directs three handbell choirs, for which our new person has only scheduling and perhaps other kinds of coordination oversight. Handbell skills or duties are not required in the position.=20   Skill at the organ, with children's and adult voices are essential in this posiiton -- and preferably in at least rudimentary instrumental conducting as well. There is hope for this person to teach children on a regular basis in the Sunday church school and perhaps also in the Wednesday evening school associated with a community-support after-school program, community meal, rehearsal and class time, etc., all called "www: Wednesday With the Word." (We feed about 100 people each week, including some of ou= r own members who welcome and mix with non-members during the meals. We are seeing more and more of those folks in church on Sundays! :-) )   There is potential for a qualified person to enlarge the job to include Christian education leadership responsibilities, but that is optional at this point. =20   This is, more than not, an "Evangelical Catholic" parish, as the particular attitude within Lutheranism is commonly known.   The position includes various benefits such as health care; see the web site for more info. Lancaster is a wide-open field for private piano and organ teaching, and qualified persons might also find adjunct teaching positions in one or another local college or the like. Lancaster is a grea= t place to live, and the local culture, economy and educational systems are quite good. Finding supplementary employment in Lancaster County is not hard! =20   I leave the position with some regrets for the wonderful blessings, leadership experiences, teaching opportunities, and music-making I'll miss, but I think it's' time to step down before the people begin to WISH I would step down!!! I'm not getting any younger. :-)   The job begins hopefully at least by September, though I'm pleased to step aside at the end of July if our new person is available and ready to begin the position in August. It would be advantageous to apply well before the 30 May deadline.   Cordially,   Karl E. Moyer Lacnaster PA  
(back) Subject: Re: vinyl players From: "Ed Steltzer" <steltzer@gwi.net> Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2002 23:17:49 -0500   I'm equally fond of my AR turntable, bought in 1968 for about $75; still works great. The foam pad fell apart, as Stanley's did. I cut a new one from 1/8" gray felt from OSI; has worked fine for many years now. .......hope the belt never gives up.   (I confess, however, that the convenience of CDs in a "jukebox" player is hard to beat; I sure like mine.)   My two AR-2 speakers, both purchased from yard sales for less than $35 = each, are prized possessions. If they are replaceable at all, the price would = be prohibitive; the sound is incomparable. My AR-3, ($1 at a yard sale), along with a subwoofer, is now adding excellent clear sound to our church pipeorgan, driven by digital electronics.   Ed, in Maine     > Stanley Lowkis wrote: > > > seriously folks, the best turntables, arms, cartridges were built = about 30 > > years ago. The stuff in the stores is junk. > > I still love my old AR Turntable which I bought in college. Simplicity > in itself: an on-off switch. You cued-up the record by hand! > (IMAGINE!!) > > Only thing is, I gotta get a new foam pad, as mine turned to powder long > ago. Anyone know where? > >    
(back) Subject: Deseret News Article about Organists From: "David Carter" <david_n_carter@hotmail.com> Date: Wed, 06 Mar 2002 04:33:45   Good Evening Chatters - Here's a link to an article about our profession/vocation/avocation...   http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,375013068,00.html   David Carter In Rainy Sacramento on Election Day Night     _________________________________________________________________ Send and receive Hotmail on your mobile device: http://mobile.msn.com    
(back) Subject: your job From: "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2002 18:11:43 +1300   It sounds a fabulous place to belong to! Wish I was a) Lutheran b) 20 years younger c) living close by d) qualified enough to offer for the job   The wonders of the place must have a fair bit to do with you and your = wife. May you have a long and peaceful (and very gradual) slow down.   Ross      
(back) Subject: Re: vinyl players From: "Stanley Lowkis" <nstarfil@mediaone.net> Date: Wed, 06 Mar 2002 01:43:04 -0500       The Schneider Family wrote:   > I still love my old AR Turntable which I bought in college. Simplicity > in itself: an on-off switch. You cued-up the record by hand! > (IMAGINE!!) > > Only thing is, I gotta get a new foam pad, as mine turned to powder long > ago. Anyone know where?   http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/ebayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3D1336712288&indexURL=3D= 0&photoDisplayType=3D2#ebaylargephotohosting   This might be a solution to the foam pad. It looks like shipping bubble = wrap cut to size.   Stan