PipeChat Digest #2744 - Monday, March 11, 2002
 
Re: St. Agatha's and other organic stuff (REALLY LONG)
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
144 speakers
  by "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz>
SEARCHING FOR ORGAN MUSIC (x post)
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
Re: Music search - York Bowen
  by "Bob Grube" <rkirkman@att.net>
Worcester Massachusetts USA
  by "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com>
Re: Re LBW
  by "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu>
design
  by "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz>
Felix Hell
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca>
Re: Felix Hell
  by <Hell-Concerts@t-online.de>
Re: 144 speakers
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Felix Hell
  by "Douglas A Campbell" <dougcampbell@juno.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: St. Agatha's and other organic stuff (REALLY LONG) From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2002 16:36:44 EST     --part1_64.1bc07a1e.29bd2bec_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 3/10/02 8:49:06 PM !!!First Boot!!!, gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com writes:     > <Firstly, a couple of weeks ago we had a visitor in church, who happened > to be visiting the Chautauqua Assembly with his wife, a travel writer. > He introduced himself after church as a retired Methodist minister, a > degree holder in both Musicology and Theology, and teacher at Texas A&M > medical school. I am sorry to say I cannot remember his name (I'm > terrible with names unless they are written down). > I'm so glad you got to meet whatizname. It's been ages since I've seen = him and his wife "whozit." Do tell him I say "hi" next time he's by there!! = ;-)   > He played a very striking and interesting contrapuntal, perhaps fugal, > piece that I should know, but do not (so was ashamed to ask). Although > it was Bach-ish in nature, it was not any Bach I knew, and the pedal > part ascended by thirds. The piece was in D minor or A minor (again, my > memory fails). Does this description strike a chord of recognition with > anyone?   Just off the side of my head this "sounds like" (pulling ear lobe) "We = all believe in one true God"... wonderful piece if that's it... wonderful = piece, anyway!!   <> Last Saturday night a friend and I traveled to Pensacola Christian > College to see Diane Bish in the flesh. She was performing the > inaugural concert at their new Allen 4-manual digital thingy in their > hall, called the Crowne Center.   We have a place here called Crowne Center, but they sell Fords, I think!! = Glad you got to hear her Bishness. Every time I see or hear of her I = think of a friend of mine who went to Coral Ridge to hear her years ago. = Thinking he would get a good seat by arriving twenty minutes before showtime, he = wound up sitting way up in the balcony. Plopping down next to a little old = lady he said (to her), "It's so wonderful to see so many people attending an = organ recital." "Oh yes!" replied the LOL, " I never miss her recitals. She wears such beautiful clothes!"   Did she do her famous rendition of the Toccata in F in which she slows = down as the motion goes upward, and then goes barrelling down hell-bent for breakfast as the descending motion starts. I heard her do that once and nearly threw-up (oh, for a Dramamine!!)... The only other time I enjoyed =   that piece so much was when it was used as background music in the film "Phaedra" with Anthony Perkins (he drove his Aston Martin over a cliff = during one of the downward episodes-- to cool!).   > Now I must tell you, I was utterly impressed. There is money at this > place! (snip) The school is Independent Baptist, and while not = shunning > charismatics and hyper-Calvinists gently dissuades them. The school > apparently tries to stay in mid-stream fundamentalism and makes no bones =   > that it does not > appeal to all. It is apparently mandatory for the students to attend > events at the auditorium, which is also used as a chapel and church. > These students were dressed in the loveliest gowns and suits - I hadn't > seen so much sequins, velvet, brocade, and chiffon since my prom days!   Sounds wonderful as long as the amount of hairspray in the room doesn't violate fire codes!! heeheehee Another nice thing about those places = is that they must have high ceilings so that the grils can get their hair = under it!! ;-)   > I wonder if there are other tasteful and more classically inclined > arrangements of New Britain/Amazing Grace out there. >   Jean Langlais wrote an arrangement of NB/AG in one of his weaker moments. =   It's sort of gospel kinky but isn't much more interesting than the hymn = tune (zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz) ;-) It's published in his book of American Folk Tunes or somesuch title. I played it once for the Methodists.. The reaction was that was really cool and different. DON'T DO IT AGAIN = (please!).   > I know that Rick is trying to kill me off now - yesterday he wanted to > teach me how to DRIVE the Harley. Although the lesson went well, the > 700-lb. bike won, and I have a huge bruise (the size of a grapefruit) on > the left foreleg to prove it. Last night I felt like I had dug ditches > and spread cow manure all day. >   Careful, dear! People are going to think you're a prosecuting attorney!! = ;-)   > Greetings on a chilly windy Sunday in the Panhandle, > Oh my! Hate to brag! but it's wonderful balmy weather down here in, = um.... I guess if you're in the panhandle we're center-skillet! Windows open, =   light breeze, azaleas blooooooooooooooooming (need more Merlot!!), doggies =   asleep (what else is new!), and all is right with the world except that = I'm not in Vermont enjoying the SNOW! (just had to get that in!) ;-)   Happy Easter almost. It sure has been nice not having to suffer through = Lent --- no droopy hymns or chorale preludes, or GreatGreatGreatGrandLitanies! = Easter morning I guess we'll hunt a egg and then go to brunch! Just = read in the church newsletter that beginning today visitors will be asked to = hold up their hands so they can get a little cross to wear (ME ME ME ME ME... = OH.. I WANT ONE... I WANT ONE). Sigh! Spare me from more user-friendly church! It makes staying home sooooooooooooooooo much easier! ;-)         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_64.1bc07a1e.29bd2bec_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>In a message dated = 3/10/02 8:49:06 PM !!!First Boot!!!, gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">&lt;Firstly, a = couple of weeks ago we had a visitor in church, who happened <BR>to be visiting the Chautauqua Assembly with his wife, a travel writer. <BR>He introduced himself after church as a retired Methodist minister, a <BR>degree holder in both Musicology and Theology, and teacher at Texas = A&amp;M <BR>medical school. &nbsp;I am sorry to say I cannot remember his name = (I'm <BR>terrible with names unless they are written down). <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR>I'm so glad you got to meet whatizname. &nbsp;It's been ages since = I've seen him and his wife "whozit." &nbsp;&nbsp;Do tell him I say "hi" = next time he's by there!! &nbsp;;-) <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">He played a very = striking and interesting contrapuntal, perhaps fugal, <BR>piece that I should know, but do not (so was ashamed to ask). = &nbsp;Although <BR>it was Bach-ish in nature, it was not any Bach I knew, and the pedal <BR>part ascended by thirds. &nbsp;The piece was in D minor or A minor = (again, my <BR>memory fails). &nbsp;Does this description strike a chord of = recognition with <BR>anyone?</FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0">Just off the side of my head this "sounds like" = (pulling ear lobe) &nbsp;"We all believe in one true God"... wonderful = piece if that's it... wonderful piece, anyway!! <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0">&lt;<BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE = style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: = 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">Last Saturday night a friend and I traveled to = Pensacola Christian <BR>College to see Diane Bish in the flesh. &nbsp;She was performing the <BR>inaugural concert at their new Allen 4-manual digital thingy in their <BR>hall, called the Crowne Center. </FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" = SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0">We have a place here called Crowne Center, but = they sell Fords, I think!! &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Glad you got to hear her = Bishness. &nbsp;&nbsp;Every time I see or hear of her I think of a friend = of mine who went to Coral Ridge to hear her years ago. = &nbsp;&nbsp;Thinking he would get a good seat by arriving twenty minutes = before showtime, he wound up sitting way up in the balcony. = &nbsp;&nbsp;Plopping down next to a little old lady he said (to her), = "It's so wonderful to see so many people attending an organ recital." <BR>"Oh yes!" replied the LOL, " I never miss her recitals. &nbsp;She = wears such beautiful clothes!" &nbsp;&nbsp; <BR> <BR>Did she do her famous rendition of the Toccata in F in which she slows = down as the motion goes upward, and then goes barrelling down hell-bent = for breakfast as the descending motion starts. &nbsp;I heard her do that = once and nearly threw-up &nbsp;(oh, for a Dramamine!!)... &nbsp;The only = other time I enjoyed that piece so much was when it was used as background = music in the film "Phaedra" with Anthony Perkins (he drove his Aston = Martin over a cliff during one of the downward episodes-- &nbsp;to cool!). <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">Now I must tell = you, I was utterly impressed. &nbsp;There is money at this <BR>place! &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;(snip) &nbsp;The school is Independent = Baptist, and while not shunning charismatics and hyper-Calvinists gently = dissuades them. &nbsp;The school apparently tries to stay in mid-stream = fundamentalism and makes no bones that it does not <BR>appeal to all. &nbsp;&nbsp;It is apparently mandatory for the students = to attend <BR>events at the auditorium, which is also used as a chapel and church. <BR>These students were dressed in the loveliest gowns and suits - I = hadn't <BR>seen so much sequins, velvet, brocade, and chiffon since my prom = days!</FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0">Sounds wonderful as long as the amount of = hairspray in the room doesn't violate fire codes!! &nbsp;heeheehee = &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Another nice thing about those places is that they = must have high ceilings so that the grils can get their hair under it!! = &nbsp;;-) <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: = #0000ff 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: = 5px">I wonder if there are other tasteful and more classically inclined <BR>arrangements of New Britain/Amazing Grace out there. &nbsp; <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0">Jean Langlais wrote an arrangement of NB/AG in = one of his weaker moments. &nbsp;It's sort of gospel kinky but isn't much = more interesting than the hymn tune (zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz) &nbsp;;-) = &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;It's published in his book of American Folk Tunes or = somesuch title. &nbsp;&nbsp;I played it once for the Methodists.. = &nbsp;The reaction was that was really cool and different. &nbsp;DON'T DO = IT AGAIN (please!). <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: = #0000ff 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: = 5px">I know that Rick is trying to kill me off now - yesterday he wanted to <BR>teach me how to DRIVE the Harley. &nbsp;Although the lesson went well, = the <BR>700-lb. bike won, and I have a huge bruise (the size of a grapefruit) = on <BR>the left foreleg to prove it. &nbsp;Last night I felt like I had dug = ditches <BR>and spread cow manure all day. <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0">Careful, dear! &nbsp;People are going to think = you're a prosecuting attorney!! &nbsp;;-) <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: = #0000ff 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: = 5px">Greetings on a chilly windy Sunday in the Panhandle, <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR>Oh my! &nbsp;Hate to brag! &nbsp;&nbsp;but it's wonderful balmy = weather down here in, um.... &nbsp;I guess if you're in the panhandle = we're center-skillet! &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Windows open, light breeze, = azaleas blooooooooooooooooming (need more Merlot!!), doggies asleep (what = else is new!), and all is right with the world except that I'm not in = Vermont enjoying the SNOW! &nbsp;(just had to get that in!) &nbsp;;-) <BR> <BR>Happy Easter almost. &nbsp;It sure has been nice not having to suffer = through Lent --- no droopy hymns or chorale preludes, or = GreatGreatGreatGrandLitanies! &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Easter morning I guess = we'll hunt a egg and then go to brunch! &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Just read in the = church newsletter that beginning today visitors will be asked to hold up = their hands so they can get a little cross to wear (ME ME ME ME ME... OH.. = I WANT ONE... I WANT ONE). &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Sigh! = &nbsp;Spare me from more user-friendly church! &nbsp;&nbsp;It makes = staying home sooooooooooooooooo much easier! &nbsp;;-) <BR> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> <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_64.1bc07a1e.29bd2bec_boundary--  
(back) Subject: 144 speakers From: "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 11:20:31 +1300   Someone has posted this morning (it's 11am Monday here in New Zealand) = that an electronic thingie heard recently had 144 speakers. The sound must have been gross....... ;-)   Oh, yes, you freezing Americans: you should shift to New Zealand. This morning there's not a cloud in the sky, just a light wind off the beach (less than half a mile away from my home) and the termperature is 22 = degrees Celsius.   Ross      
(back) Subject: SEARCHING FOR ORGAN MUSIC (x post) From: <ScottFop@aol.com> Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2002 17:27:01 EST   Does anyone know of or have a suite by former Mormon Tabernacle organist Robert Cundick entitles "Epson Esquire" ?   I really would like to see this one. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.   Thanks! Scott Foppiano  
(back) Subject: Re: Music search - York Bowen From: "Bob Grube" <rkirkman@att.net> Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2002 18:02:27 -0500   York Bowen Fantasia published by Novello in 1952. Included in the Novello anthology "Retrospection - Organ Music of the 1950's", probably available = as an archive copy (aka "Special Order Edition").     ----- Original Message ----- From: <Doubltrump@aol.com> To: <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Sunday, March 10, 2002 4:29 PM Subject: Music search - York Bowen     > > > Music Search- York Bowen Fantasia > Date: > > Sun, 10 Mar 2002 6:41:09 AM Eastern Standard Time > From: > > Doubltrump > To: > > pipechat@pipechat.org > > Dear List- > > I am searching for the following piece, publisher or any information = if you > know of it in an anthology. > > Fantasia, op. 136 by York Bowen (his only organ work) > > Many Thanks, > > Tom White > Bridgehampton, NY > > > > "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: Worcester Massachusetts USA From: "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com> Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2002 19:32:19 -0500   Hi all, I should have sent in the state as well as the city, the other publicity went to local AGO residents. Sorry. There are other Worcesters around, and I have been in the English Worcester in Worcestershire. Holy Cross College Chapel is in Worcester MA. Judy Ollikkala  
(back) Subject: Re: Re LBW From: "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu> Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2002 20:00:05 -0500   Dear List Friends, > When I responded to an earlier post with a suggestion that we be more discreet in how we discuss things, I had responded to the following = specific statement made by a list member:   > I think the biggest abortion in the whole hymnal is "Angels From the = Realms of >Glory"...... What in the hell were they smoking when they thought that = one >up!   I wrote: >> This re-harmonziation is the work of Paul Manz. Is our correspondent >> whom I quote willing to make this statement to Manz? >> >> The book is not perfect. But then, I don't think we can have = perfection except in spiritual goals, mathematical proofs, and certain baseball = games. >> But despite some things I don't liek about LBW, I think we should be = more >> discreet than the commets to which I respond above.   To which the poster wrote: > I'm curious as to why I have to be discrete... Does this mean not tell > it like it is? "Angels from the realms of Glory" is a musical > abortion.... the harmony is "out there" with no relevance to the tonal > center of the hymn, or offering the congregation a clue as to where it's > going. At the very best it is one of the worst examples of even an > "Alternate Harmonization". > > Maybe this is the problem with organists in general? let's be discreet > and not say what we feel. This way "we" (not me) can all work like dogs > doing 3 or 4 choirs and X services per week for a measly fifteen > thousand dollars if we're lucky!   Discretion does not imply that one must refrain from making valid points, but it DOES imply that we not flail statements such as the "What were they smoking..." statement above. If we'd not be willing to make = that statement directly to Paul Manz, then we should not make here in our discussion, either. We can make valid points without being indiscreet, crude, whatever. Let's do so.   Cordially,   Karl E. Moyer Lancaster PA    
(back) Subject: design From: "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 15:28:59 +1300   My comment about a Romantic Revival was based on the fact that you used to be able to pick up Oboe and strings 2nd-hand in NZ very easily. Now, builders tell me, they are very hard to get hold of. Once, you couldn't = get 2nd-hand upperwork. Now, I am told, you can. Too, where a number of folks used to want to change everything, now = builders are restoring organs with no thought whatever of even adding the remotest suggestion of upperwork. St Andrew's Presby. in Hamilton, NZ, for example, which is a 2deck pneumatic from about 1919. Some 20-odd ranks, nothing = above 4ft, and only three lonely 16fts on the Pedal - open wood and two = Bourdons. Time was when there would have been a radical "updating". Not any more. I think, Bob, that we are actually very close on many design matters. I appreciate your postings for their wisdom and base of experience. I was actually arguing neither for nor against classical or Romantic, but trying to say, obviously not very well, that a mere adherence to "the specification" doesn't really tell you much about the instrument unless = you can hear it in the building, and that for my part, I like an instrument = able to play, convincingly to most musicians, more than one narrow school of music. I believe this can be done on even small organs of about ten ranks. = I can tolerate a Swellbox, sure, but in answer to something the other day, I could never recommend all divisions be enclosed. Just one example of my own ideas on design: I believe even a small organ should have a Dulciana, that wonderful breath of tone that is decidedly = not a string yet of richness and warmth and very little volume, ideal for Service use or for accompanying single stops or a human voice. If the only 8ft is a great luscious stopped flute I feel very cheated and obtrusive, much as I enjoy that sound. Bob, can you post the scheme of the Melbourne Town Hall organ as it is = now, listing the new stuff? I played this beast about 12 years ago and was = taken through part of the innards as well. I do hope that incredible 32ft Diaphone was retained. A number of years ago, too, I spent an entire morning with Ron Sharp at = the Sydney Opera House. For those that can't imagine a vast tracker organ with good action, this one has to be played to be believed, even coupled up. = The organ is absolutely astonishing in tone, quality, individual stops, full choruses, everything. There's just one problem that lets it down very = badly indeed - the hopelessly dry acoustics of the hall it's in, losing far too much of the sound. Regards to Bob and others, Ross      
(back) Subject: Felix Hell From: "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca> Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2002 21:19:38 -0500   At last, I have heard Felix Hell play! Thanks to list member Bonnie Beth Derby who has the Orgelwerke programme on Syracuse Public Radio.   Her programme this evening was devoted to the young organist Felix Hell. We heard recordings of this young man playing when he was only 14 years of age, and also a later CD recorded when he was 16.   I have often read the very complimentary comments of this young man's playing, especially those of fellow list members who have been to his recitals. Those of us who live in Canada have yet to hear Felix in = person, and I have never seen any of his CDs on sale here.   It was, to me, an eye, (or might I say, ear), opener, and now that I have heard him, even though only over the airwaves, I am convinced that this young man has a fine career ahead of him. I hope some day he will be able =   to make it to Canada, - preferably Kingston, where we do have some fine organs for him to play!   I must take this opportunity to thank List Member Bonnie Beth Derby for producing her wonderful programme "Orgelwerke"! You can all listen to the =   programme on the Web at:   http://www.wcny.com/   The programme is aired on Sunday evenings from 8.00 to 9.00 EST   Thanks, Bonnie Beth,   Bob Conway    
(back) Subject: Re: Felix Hell From: <Hell-Concerts@t-online.de> Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 04:02:08 +0100 (MET)   Actually, Felix's CD is available online on his website (www.felix-hell.com), or on the OHS catalog.   His next appearence in Canada will be in July this year (between July 8 and July 19) in Ontario. Performances are planned in London, Kingston, Hamilton. The tour will be planned by Dr. Simon Irving, former RCCA president. As soon as the exact dates are available, we will publish them on this list.   Hans-Friedrich Hell   Bob Conway schrieb: > Those of us who live in Canada have yet to > hear Felix in person, > and I have never seen any of his CDs on sale here. > > > I hope some day he will be able to make it to Canada, - preferably > Kingston, where we do have some fine > organs for him to play!  
(back) Subject: Re: 144 speakers From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2002 23:41:02 EST     --part1_24.22209c06.29bd8f5e_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 3/10/02 9:59:47 PM !!!First Boot!!!, TheShieling@xtra.co.nz writes:     > Oh, yes, you freezing Americans: you should shift to New Zealand.   I'd love to give it a shot. That's my kind of weather.   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_24.22209c06.29bd8f5e_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>In a message dated = 3/10/02 9:59:47 PM !!!First Boot!!!, TheShieling@xtra.co.nz writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">Oh, yes, you = freezing Americans: you should shift to New Zealand.</FONT><FONT = COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D"Arial" = LANG=3D"0"></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> <BR>I'd love to give it a shot. &nbsp;That's my kind of weather. <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_24.22209c06.29bd8f5e_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Felix Hell From: "Douglas A Campbell" <dougcampbell@juno.com> Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 00:26:28 -0500       On Sun, 10 Mar 2002 21:19:38 -0500 Bob Conway <conwayb@sympatico.ca> writes: > At last, I have heard Felix Hell play! Thanks to list member Bonnie > Beth > Derby who has the Orgelwerke programme on Syracuse Public Radio. > Dear Bob,   I missed Bonnie Beth's program tonight, because I was in Schenectady, NY (Near Albany) to hear Felix live !   I will write a "review" for the list tomorrow, but Hans (Felix's Father) told me that Felix will be playing three concerts in Canada in June (I think it was June). I think the closest to you will be Toronto.   As soon as I can get the dates and locations from Hans, I will email you the complete information.   I'm glad that you have discovered Felix !   I you would like to hear more - you can listen to the 1-1/2 hour program done on Pipedreams last year.   Simply go to Http://www.pipedreams.org Select "Audio Archives" Select "October, 2001" Scroll down to program number 0144   this is audio on demand and does require "Real Audio" - but you can listen to this program any time you'd like   Hope this helps !     Douglas A. Campbell Skaneateles, NY     ________________________________________________________________ GET INTERNET ACCESS FROM JUNO! Juno offers FREE or PREMIUM Internet access for less! Join Juno today! For your FREE software, visit: http://dl.www.juno.com/get/web/.