PipeChat Digest #2851 - Monday, May 13, 2002
 
Re: WEIGLE ORGAN IN KATERINI AND XTESIBIUS
  by "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu>
RE:  "More info & help"
  by "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com>
Re: "More info & help"
  by "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com>
Re: "More info & help"
  by <MyrtleBeachMusic@aol.com>
Re: "More info & help"
  by "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com>
Re: WEIGLE ORGAN IN KATERINI AND XTESIBIUS
  by "John Foss" <harfo32@hotmail.com>
Re: ALL READ!!!! IMPORTANT - VIRUS WARNING
  by "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net>
Defining Moments (X-post)
  by "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@earthlink.net>
 

(back) Subject: Re: WEIGLE ORGAN IN KATERINI AND XTESIBIUS From: "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu> Date: Sun, 12 May 2002 18:59:37 -0400   Weigle is -- or at least was -- in Echterdingen bei Stuttgart, now in Baden W=FCrttemberg, Germany. I had the pleasure of playing their opus 691, a smal= l two manual tubular pneumatic of 1932, in Nikolaikirche in Pfeffingen, east of Balingen, also in Baden W=FCrttemberg, and it was a fine instrument in its own right.=20   Interesting that they would install an organ in Greece. However, another German builder installed a small organ in Christmas Lutheran Church in Bethlehem, so recently under siege by Israeli soldiers. Many donations= , including from America, supported its restoration within a year or so ago.   Karl E. Moyer Lancaster PA   > From: "John Foss" <harfo32@hotmail.com> > Reply-To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Date: Sun, 12 May 2002 21:45:12 +0000 > To: pipechat@pipechat.org, anglican-music@list.stsams.org, > organchat@egroups.com > Subject: WEIGLE ORGAN IN KATERINI AND XTESIBIUS >=20 >=20 > Dear List members, > Here is the article I have just written on the organ in the Evangelical > Church in Katerini, Greece. It is one of only two instruments of note in = the > country, the other being the Kleis in the concert hall in Athens. I searc= hed > for WEIGLE on the internet, but could find little trace of the firm as it= is > today. Do any other members know anything of this firm? They certainly di= d a > good job here. My second comment is on the Hydraulis. I have now been in > touch with Professor Pandermalis, and in addition to an interesting > conversation about the instrument he and his team uncovered at Dion in 19= 92 > he directed me to his website. > http://www.culture.gr/2/23/232/epked/en/00_standard_menu/00a_ydraulis/00a= ..htm > This more or less substantiates my original post, that the first organ > was built here in Dion (a village on the outskirts of Katerini) during th= e > time of Alexander the Great, and it is quite possible that the designs we= nt > with him to Alexandria. It also seems that Xtesibius (Greek "X" - difficu= lt > to pronounce!) but my students assured me it would have been K as in coug= h - > ste (as in step) siv (as in sieve) i ous. You have to enunciate a brief > guttural sound in the throat before launching on the word! >=20 > THE EVANGELICAL CHURCH IN KATERINI AND THE ORGAN BY WEIGLE. >=20 > In a country where 95% of the population are members of the Greek Orthodo= x > Church, non conformist religions such as the Roman Catholic Church and th= e > Evangelical Church are few in number. Katerini is something of an excepti= on, > having a large Evangelical community which supports a thriving church, wi= th > a building containing a fine 2 manual 23 stop tracker action organ by the > firm of WEIGLE. > Much of the credit for this must go to Gianni Adamidis, organist at the > Evangelical Church, and a powerhouse of energy who, in addition to > persuading the community to purchase a high quality pipe organ, convinced > the mayor that a town music school would be an asset. He got this built, > with practice and teaching rooms equipped with pianos and a > rehearsal/lecture/recital room. The school now has 500 students, and seve= ral > of them have gone on to study at the leading European Conservatoires =96 > London, Vienna, Berlin and so on =96 before entering the musical profession= .. > The town has a concert hall with a new Grand Piano =96 and we are working o= n > having an organ installed here. When one realises that there are only fiv= e > pipe organs in the whole country you can see what an achievement this is. > The other instruments are the 3 manual Kleiss in the concert hall in Athe= ns, > a small but good quality two manual Hill tracker action instrument (8 sto= ps) > in the Anglican Church, typical of its period, a 2 manual instrument in t= he > Catholic Church in Rhodes believed to be 2 manual electro pneumatic with > detached console, and a 1 manual 5 stop Italian instrument in Corfu. I ha= ve > not seen these last two yet, so can give no details at present. >=20 > THE ORGAN BY WEIGLE >=20 > The organ is a two manual tracker instrument situated in the West Gallery= of > the Church. >=20 > PEDAL SUBBASS 16 VIOLFLOTE 8 HOHLFLOTE 4 > PRINCIPAL BASS 8 RAUSCHPFEIFE IV FAGOTT 16 > MANUAL I MANUAL II (enclosed) > HOHLFLOTE 4 SESQUIALTER II QUINTFLOTE 1 1/3 > VIOLFLOTE 8 WALDFLOTE 2 TERZ 1 3/5 > SUBBASS 16 ROHRFLOTE 4 ZIMBEL III/IV 2=92 > PRINCIPAL BASS 8 GEMSHORN 8 PRINZIPAL 2 > RAUSCHPFEIFE IV GEDACKTPOMMER 16 BLOCKFLOTE 4 > FAGOTT 16 PRINZIPAL 8 GEDECKT 8 > OKTAVE 4 HAUTBOIS 8 > OKTAVE 2 > MIXTURE IV =96 V > COUPLERS II-I I-PED II-PED TREMULANTS TO I AND II BALANCED > SWELL PEDAL > I played this organ after having done a couple of hour=92s work on my Visco= unt > =96 which has a somewhat similar stop list. Excellent though the Viscount i= s > for practising, the experience reminded me how good it is to play a real > tracker action pipe organ. The positive response, the feeling of being in > direct contact with the heart of the instrument is irreplaceable. However= , > having an organ to work on at home certainly improves ones playing. You c= an > work carefully through the fingering, pedalling, phrasing and so on, and = be > much better placed to take advantage of the =93real thing=94. > The instrument was commissioned by the Church on the advice of the musica= l > director, Gianni Adamidis, who studied at the Kirche Musik Schule =96 Spand= au > Johannes Stift in Berlin. His professor for organ was Paul Hoffman, organ= ist > at the Keiser Wilhelm Gedachtniskirche in Berlin, a striking building > constructed of concrete and glass with a 4 manual tracker action organ. M= r. > Adamadis=92 experiences in Germany certainly had a strong influence on him = in > his choice of instrument. > One of the interesting features of the organ is the arrangement of the > drawstops. They are laid out in a row from left to right in front of the > player. They are easy to see and reach, and this facilitates stop changes= , > particularly in view of a complete lack of registration aids. > The sound is clear, bright and commanding. There is a good range of both > tone and volume, from pp on Manual II with the box closed to an exciting > fortissimo climax with all the registers drawn. The Trompete and the Fago= tt > give bite and zest to the ensemble without swamping it, and the mixtures = and > upperwork add brilliance without overwhelming the listener. The 8=92 Gemsho= rn > on Manual I is a broad scaled metal flute like register, designed to give= a > mild chorus in conjunction with the Rohr Flute 4 and Waldflote 2. I liked > the combination of Gedackt Pommer 16 with the Gemshorn and 4=92 flute. This > produced a rich, warm effect for accompanying hymns. The Principal chorus= is > a little stronger, as is to be expected, and the availability of these tw= o > complete but contrasting choruses on Manual I gives a useful variety of > choice for both early and Baroque French and German works. The instrument > also copes well with the German romantic repertoire =96 Liszt and Brahms > present no problems =96 though it is not so well suited as a whole to the > French romantic school. The virtuoso toccatas come off all right, but the > more specifically French registration called for in the Franck Chorals an= d > the Vierne symphonies, for example, is not really available. > The upper manual is enclosed in an effective swell box. The chorus balanc= es > the flute based chorus on Manual I, though is somewhat overshadowed by th= e > principal chorus. The oboe has a pleasantly pungent sound, and is effecti= ve > with the tremulant and Gedeckt. However it isn=92t really a substitute for > that heavy Voix Humaine + flute effect called for in the Franck. > The instrument excels in the early French school =96 D=92aquin, Clerambault > etc., and the German school of Bruhns, Buxtehude and Bach. The pedal is > capable of holding an independent line to balance the manual choruses, an= d > in music of this period registration poses no problem. > One disadvantage of the location is the lack of a tuner. There are no org= an > builders in Greece, and so the tuner has to come from Germany to do the > work. It is tuned once every two years, but the mechanical action has nev= er > given any problem, and it seems to hold its pitch remarkably well. Certai= nly > it sounded in fine trim when I played it, and it hadn=92t been tuned during > the previous 12 months. > All in all, it is an excellent instrument for the purpose for which it wa= s > built, which is primarily that of accompanying church services. Occasiona= l > concerts are held in the church- we have a 3 stop continuo organ to > supplement the main organ on such occasions=96 and the choir performed > Handel=92s Messiah last year and the Mass in C by Mozart, with orchestra an= d > soloists, and several other motets and anthems. Please bear in mind that > this is a country with a limited tradition of North European music. > John Foss >=20 >> From: quilisma@socal.rr.com >> Reply-To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> >> To: "+mailing list, ANGLICAN-MUSIC" <anglican-music@list.stsams.org>, >> organchat <organchat@egroups.com>, pipechat <pipechat@pipechat.org> >> Subject: Solemnity of the Ascension (X-posted) >> Date: Sun, 12 May 2002 14:28:03 -0700 >>=20 >> St. Matthew's Anglican Catholic Church >> 2300 Ford Road (as of tomorrow) >> Newport Beach CA USA >>=20 >> Sung Holy Communion at 9 a.m. >>=20 >> Voluntary - Improvisation sur le Kawai schpinette >> Processional Hymn - Crown Him With Many Crowns - Diademata >> Setting - Willan / Scottish Chant >> Gradual Hymn - At the Name of Jesus - King's Weston >> Anthem - Eternal Monarch, King Most High - Parry ("Jerusalem") >> Doxology - Vigiles et Sancti >> Communion Hymns >> All Praise To Thee, For Thou, O King Divine - Engelberg >> The Head That Once Was Crowned With Thorns - St. Magnus >> Orison - Day By Day - Sumner >> Recessional Hymn - All Hail The Pow'r of Jesus' Name - Coronation >> Voluntary - see above >>=20 >> High Mass at 11 a.m. >>=20 >> Voluntary - Improvisation sur le Kawai schpinette >> Processional Hymn - Crown Him With Many Crowns - Diademata >> Introit - Viri Galilaei - Healy Willan >> Setting - Merbecke / Scottish Chant >> Gradual Hymn - At the Name of Jesus - King's Weston >> Offertory - Ascendit Deus - Healy Willan >> Solo - Ave Maria - Schubert >> Doxology - Vigiles et Sancti >> Communion >> Verse - Psallite Domino - Healy Willan >> Solo - Prayer Perfect - Speaks >> Hymn - The Head That Once Was Crowned With Thorns - St. Magnus >> Orison - Day By Day - Sumner >> Recessional Hymn - All Hail The Pow'r of Jesus' Name - Coronation >> Voluntary - see above >>=20 >> The Allen exploded and died with a huge "POP!" twenty minutes before the >> first Mass, so I played the Kawai spinet, perched on two kneeling >> hassocks in an office chair, to get me high enough to play the pedals >> (the bench is long-gone). I'm going to have the Hammond moved back to >> the church from my house (along with the choir library) on Tuesday ... I >> have no idea if the Allen can be repaired in time for next Sunday. >>=20 >> This was the last service in the temporary church ... ready or not, next >> weekend's Masses will be in the new church, organ or no organ. >>=20 >> Should be INteresting ... >>=20 >> Cheers, >>=20 >> Bud >>=20 >> "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 >>=20 >=20 >=20 >=20 >=20 > _________________________________________________________________ > Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at http://explorer.msn.com/intl.as= p. >=20 >=20 > "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 >=20 >=20    
(back) Subject: RE: "More info & help" From: "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com> Date: Sun, 12 May 2002 18:48:07 -0500   Listsibs:   The message posted to this list, showing me to be the sender did not originate with me. I suspect that it contains a worm or virus, due to the size of the post.   Be forewarned.....   ns    
(back) Subject: Re: "More info & help" From: "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com> Date: Sun, 12 May 2002 18:56:08 -0500     After I wrote:   > The message posted to this list, showing me to be the sender did not > originate with me. I suspect that it contains a worm or virus, due to > the size of the post.   I saw the message from the administrator to me, and to the list. In examining the full headers of the message, I find that Pipechat did not receive the message from my ISP.   ns    
(back) Subject: Re: "More info & help" From: <MyrtleBeachMusic@aol.com> Date: Sun, 12 May 2002 20:50:50 EDT     --part1_141.e64c447.2a1067ea_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 5/12/2002 7:45:57 PM Eastern Daylight Time, mjolnir@ticnet.com writes:     > Listsibs: > > The message posted to this list, showing me to be the sender did not > originate with me. I suspect that it contains a worm or virus, due to > the size of the post. > > Be forewarned..... > > ns   Why do people send replies before they read their messages? I've never figured this out.     --part1_141.e64c447.2a1067ea_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0">In a message dated 5/12/2002 7:45:57 PM Eastern = Daylight Time, mjolnir@ticnet.com writes:<BR> <BR> <BR> <BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">Listsibs:<BR> <BR> The message posted to this list, showing me to be the sender did not<BR> originate with me.&nbsp; I suspect that it contains a worm or virus, due = to<BR> the size of the post.<BR> <BR> Be forewarned.....<BR> <BR> ns</BLOCKQUOTE><BR> <BR> Why do people send replies before they read their messages?&nbsp; I've = never figured this out.<BR> <BR> </FONT></HTML> --part1_141.e64c447.2a1067ea_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: "More info & help" From: "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com> Date: Sun, 12 May 2002 20:09:03 -0500     --------------AC7177445615DD5AB6EE95A0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3Dus-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit     I wrote:   >> Listsibs: >> >> The message posted to this list, showing me to be the sender did not >> >> originate with me. I suspect that it contains a worm or virus, due >> to >> the size of the post. >> >> Be forewarned..... >> >> ns >   MyrtleBeachMusic queried   > Why do people send replies before they read their messages? I've > never figured this out.   to which I can answer only for myself: linear processing. Read a message, deal with it, and move on to the next one. Since I generally check my email several times during the course of a day, I am tend to respond to things in real time. Then, on occasions when I do not get to it as often, I get blindsided by subsequent responses I forget to look for.   Sorry to cause you confusion.   ns   --------------AC7177445615DD5AB6EE95A0 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3Dus-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <!doctype html public "-//w3c//dtd html 4.0 transitional//en"> <html> &nbsp; <br>I wrote: <blockquote TYPE=3DCITE> <blockquote TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px"><font = face=3D"Arial"><font size=3D-1>Listsibs:</font></font> <p><font face=3D"Arial"><font size=3D-1>The message posted to this list, = showing me to be the sender did not</font></font> <br><font face=3D"Arial"><font size=3D-1>originate with me.&nbsp; I = suspect that it contains a worm or virus, due to</font></font> <br><font face=3D"Arial"><font size=3D-1>the size of the = post.</font></font> <p><font face=3D"Arial"><font size=3D-1>Be forewarned.....</font></font> <p><font face=3D"Arial"><font size=3D-1>ns</font></font></blockquote> </blockquote>   <p><br>MyrtleBeachMusic queried <blockquote TYPE=3DCITE><font face=3D"Arial"><font size=3D-1>Why do people = send replies before they read their messages?&nbsp; I've never figured this out.</font></font></blockquote> to which I can answer only for myself:&nbsp; linear processing.&nbsp; Read a message, deal with it, and move on to the next one.&nbsp; Since I = generally check my email several times during the course of a day, I am&nbsp; tend to respond to things in real time.&nbsp; Then, on occasions when I do not get to it as often, I get blindsided by subsequent responses I forget to look for. <p>Sorry to cause you confusion. <p>ns</html>   --------------AC7177445615DD5AB6EE95A0--    
(back) Subject: Re: WEIGLE ORGAN IN KATERINI AND XTESIBIUS From: "John Foss" <harfo32@hotmail.com> Date: Mon, 13 May 2002 04:57:51 +0000   Dear list members, Thank you for your replies. The Director of Music at the Church, Gianni Adamidis, chose Weigel after visiting several instruments in Germany and decided that they offered a fine quality instrument which would be = suitable for our Church. I am aware of the organ in the Anglican Church in Athens - an 8 stop 2 manual Hill which I have played, and mentioned in my post, but did not = know of the other two. My information was initially obtained from K. Adamidis = (K for Kyrie - Mr.) who is including the organs of Greece in a thesis for his =   Doctorate in Music. He will be particularly grateful for the information   >From: Karl Moyer <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu> >Reply-To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> >To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> >Subject: Re: WEIGLE ORGAN IN KATERINI AND XTESIBIUS >Date: Sun, 12 May 2002 18:59:37 -0400 >   _________________________________________________________________ Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at = http://explorer.msn.com/intl.asp.    
(back) Subject: Re: ALL READ!!!! IMPORTANT - VIRUS WARNING From: "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 13 May 2002 01:48:50 -0400   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Sunday, May 12, 2002 4:26 PM Subject: Re: ALL READ!!!! IMPORTANT - VIRUS WARNING     > On 5/12/02 10:45 AM, "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org> wrote: > > > Folks > > > > There was a virus sent out by the list this morning - > > I THOUGHT so. I got two versions of it, each with two attachments. Believe > me, I didn't open ANYTHING. One came from mjolnir, and the other, even more > ominously, from manderusa--which might have sucked somebody in, nicht wahr? > > Alan > Dear Ones,   That is of particular interest to me, as while I have been in Atlanta from Wednesday through now, very late Sunday night, I have sent absolutely no e-mails. This worm has obviously had fun with my address book.   Norton has picked it up in several of the letters I have been catching up on tonight, and has quarantined it.   Cheers,   Malcolm      
(back) Subject: Defining Moments (X-post) From: "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@earthlink.net> Date: Sun, 12 May 2002 23:39:39 -0700   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0070_01C1FA0E.484EE260 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   All right folks.... here's a thread I'm sure will strike a note with =3D many...   What are your "defining moments" as an organist? In other words, what =3D are the key experiences that caused you to fall in love with the pipe =3D organ and its music?   I've many myself, but I'll mention 3   1. Hearing a live recording of Hector Olivera while I was about 11 or =3D 12 years old.... I was mesmerized by his playing, and wanated to hear =3D more.... I went straightaway to the library and checked out every organ = =3D record I could find   2. Playing my first real pipe organ in 1982   3. Experiencing the rush of successfully perfoming and MOVING an =3D audience on the occasion of my Senior Recital... it hooked me on =3D performing.   Well?   SHARE IT!   Jonathan Orwig     --- Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free. Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). Version: 6.0.361 / Virus Database: 199 - Release Date: 5/7/02   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0070_01C1FA0E.484EE260 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 content=3D3D"text/html; charset=3D3Diso-8859-1" =3D http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 5.00.2614.3500" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>All right folks.... here's a thread = I'm =3D sure will=3D20 strike a note with many...</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>What are your "defining moments" as = an=3D20 organist?&nbsp; In other words, what are the key experiences that caused = =3D you to=3D20 fall in love with the pipe organ and its music?</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>I've many myself, but I'll mention = =3D 3</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>1.&nbsp; Hearing a live recording of = =3D Hector Olivera=3D20 while I was about 11 or 12 years old.... I was mesmerized by his =3D playing, and=3D20 wanated to hear more.... I went straightaway to the library and checked = =3D out=3D20 every organ record I could find</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>2. Playing my first real pipe organ = in=3D20 1982</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>3. Experiencing the rush of =3D successfully perfoming=3D20 and MOVING an audience on the occasion of my Senior Recital... it hooked = =3D me on=3D20 performing.</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Well?</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>SHARE IT!</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Jonathan Orwig</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2><BR>---<BR>Outgoing mail is certified = =3D Virus=3D20 Free.<BR>Checked by AVG anti-virus system (<A=3D20 href=3D3D"http://www.grisoft.com">http://www.grisoft.com</A>).<BR>Version: = =3D 6.0.361 /=3D20 Virus Database: 199 - Release Date: 5/7/02</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0070_01C1FA0E.484EE260--