PipeChat Digest #2854 - Wednesday, May 15, 2002
 
RE: Defining Moments
  by <cmys13085@blueyonder.co.uk>
Re: Defining Moments
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Re: Heelp me Again
  by "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh1@ns.sympatico.ca>
Re: Heelp me Again
  by "Stanley Lowkis" <nstarfil@attbi.com>
Chicago Three Choirs Festival.........Please forward!
  by "Cole, Carroll" <CCole@fourthchurch.org>
Calgary Competition -- A few thoughts (very long)
  by <DarrylbytheSea@aol.com>
Calgary Competition website url
  by <DarrylbytheSea@aol.com>
Re: Defining Moments (X-post)
  by <Chicaleee@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: RE: Defining Moments From: <cmys13085@blueyonder.co.uk> Date: Tue, 14 May 2002 13:08:04 +0100   Hello,   Ron Severin wrote:-   I used to ride my bike out there a good 10 miles up and down steep hills in L.A. My usual greeting from the organ men was, Oh! God, that kid is here again.:) Ain't it great to be loved!   Well they couldn't get rid of me, and I was a fly on the wall, listening and learning.=20   =3D0=3D0=3D0=3D0=3D0=3D0=3D0=3D0=3D0=3D0=3D0=3D0=3D0=3D0=3D0=3D0=3D0=3D0=3D= 0=3D0=3D0=3D0=3D0=3D0=3D0=3D   Well Ron and PipeChatters, I think I can better the mere ten mile cycle rides!   I would never have played the organ but a friendly Priest who happened = to be playing the organ when I went into a church to admire the = architecture. Showing an interest, he just allowed me to "play about" = with the sounds, stops, keys etc etc. I was fascinated and, from that = point on, taught myself to play piano/organ.......a bit like "painting = in numbers" and a bit hit and miss. The good thing is, I must have done = it reasonably right, but I still have "personal" quirks in technique to = this day.   However, having become "hooked up" to the organ, when the school = vacations came along, I would get on my bike and go out for the day with = sandwiches and a can of cola. My Mother would say, "Don't go too far and = be back home by 9pm!" (I was 12!)   I would then set off like a demented Belgian in the "Tour de France" and = sprint across to York on my little 5-speed bike.....a mere 45 miles each = way. All this pain and endurance just to hear Dr "Frank" Jackson = accompany Evensong or conduct as the case may be at the Minster. My = memory was so etched by the spine-tingling performnaces of Dupre and = Bach, the superlative (never bettered) accompaniment of the Psalms and = service settings......I can still re-call many of those moments. The = trhill of anticipating the use of the 32ft reed or blast on the BIG Tuba = Mirabilus.   The the hear "the Dr" play his own compositions......wow!   It is only when we look back that we realise not only the importance of = such moments in life, but the deep gratitude that we owe to those who = can "move and inspire" like few others.   It says something about the experience that a small boy could be willing = to cycle 90 miles just to hear one hour of music.   And the other "defining moment"......finally learning the whole of the = Reubke Sonata on the 94th Psalm a mere 7 years after hearing Germani = play it live when I was 14.   I guess I must have done something right.....I was certainly inspired by = the great and the good.   Regards,   Colin MItchell UK    
(back) Subject: Re: Defining Moments From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Tue, 14 May 2002 10:23:41 EDT   Dear Colin:   I visited York the last time I was in the UK. Where is the town you cycled from to get there? I also visited Ripon, and Fountains Abbey. I'll bet the scenery was just a beautiful as the music in the Minster. What a wonderful pile the Minster is.   Ron  
(back) Subject: Re: Heelp me Again From: "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh1@ns.sympatico.ca> Date: Tue, 14 May 2002 16:12:34 -0300     ----- Original Message ----- From: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> To: "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh1@ns.sympatico.ca> Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2002 3:45 PM Subject: Re: Help me Again     > >I got the Klez.h virus again > > This time I have my AVG antivirus scanner > > and also that tool From symantec > > I start to run thsi tool and it closes > > saying it has encountered a serious error > > What do I do > > > > Daniel > > > > > >--- > >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: 5/7/2002 > > > > Your message is being returned because the message looked like it > contained a command to the list processor. > > If you were trying to send a command, please send it to: > > Requests <requests@pipechat.org> > > If you are trying to send a message to the PipeChat list, please accept > our apologies. The list server tries to prevent commands from being = posted > to the list and your message appeared to contain a command. > > The list processor looks in both the subject and the beginning of each > message for the following words: > > help > info > lists > subscribe > unsubscribe > > Try rewriting the message with a slightly different beginning. For > example, you might try one of the following: > > - change the first word of the message > - enclose the first word in quotation marks > - insert a line of dashes at the beginning of the message > > The change you make must prevent the beginning of the message or the > subject from looking like a command. > >     --- 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: 5/7/2002    
(back) Subject: Re: Heelp me Again From: "Stanley Lowkis" <nstarfil@attbi.com> Date: Tue, 14 May 2002 15:18:35 -0400   Try logging out completely, power down. Turn on machine. Is it OK? Stan   Daniel Hopkins wrote: > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> > To: "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh1@ns.sympatico.ca> > Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2002 3:45 PM > Subject: Re: Help me Again > > > >I got the Klez.h virus again > > > This time I have my AVG antivirus scanner > > > and also that tool From symantec > > > I start to run thsi tool and it closes > > > saying it has encountered a serious error > > > What do I do > > > > > > Daniel > > > > > > > > >--- > > >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: 5/7/2002 > > > > > > > Your message is being returned because the message looked like it > > contained a command to the list processor. > > > > If you were trying to send a command, please send it to: > > > > Requests <requests@pipechat.org> > > > > If you are trying to send a message to the PipeChat list, please = accept > > our apologies. The list server tries to prevent commands from being = posted > > to the list and your message appeared to contain a command. > > > > The list processor looks in both the subject and the beginning of each > > message for the following words: > > > > help > > info > > lists > > subscribe > > unsubscribe > > > > Try rewriting the message with a slightly different beginning. For > > example, you might try one of the following: > > > > - change the first word of the message > > - enclose the first word in quotation marks > > - insert a line of dashes at the beginning of the message > > > > The change you make must prevent the beginning of the message or the > > subject from looking like a command. > > > > > > --- > 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: 5/7/2002 > > "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: Chicago Three Choirs Festival.........Please forward! From: "Cole, Carroll" <CCole@fourthchurch.org> Date: Tue, 14 May 2002 15:26:18 -0500   The Chicago Three Choirs Festival featuring choirs from =20 The Cathedral Church of Saint James Dr. William P. Crosbie, Canon Organist and Choirmaster The Cathedral of the Holy Name Matthew Walsh, Organist and Director of Music Samuel S. Soria, Principle Organist The Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago Dr. John W. W. Sherer, Organist and Director of Music Dr. Thomas E. Gouwens, Associate Organist with Tower Brass Matthew Comerford, Artistic Director   Anton Armstrong, Guest Conductor   Sunday, 19 May 2002 at 3:00 p.m. Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 East Chestnut Street, Chicago 312.787.2729, ext. 600=20 Suggested donation: $10.00   Program   Hymn in Arrangement: Lasst uns erfreuen, arranged by John Rutter =20 The Call: Come My Way, My Truth, My Life Kenneth Jennings Te Deum John Rutter My God is so High African American Spiritual, arranged by Moses Hogan Urban Litany (Premier Performance) Aaron David Miller O Clap Your Hands John Rutter Gloria John Rutter Hymn in Arrangement: Aurelia, arranged by John Ferguson =20 C. Carroll Cole Coordinator of Fine Arts Fourth Presbyterian Church 126 East Chestnut Street Chicago, IL 60611-2094 312.787.2729, ext.. 252 312.787.4584 facsimile ccole@fourthchurch.org    
(back) Subject: Calgary Competition -- A few thoughts (very long) From: <DarrylbytheSea@aol.com> Date: Tue, 14 May 2002 17:01:10 EDT     --part1_19f.241ee3e.2a12d516_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"ISO-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Hi, Y'all! =3D20 I'm so very pleased that Malcolm is taking the time to review all the=3D20 performances from the Calgary Competition in Atlanta last weekend. I and = my=3D20 esteemed colleague and friend from Miami, Joanne Schulte, both felt it was = a=3D =3D20 very valuable to be in the audience to listen and then to visit and = socializ=3D e=3D20 with the performers, adjudicators and audience members. It was a great = time.=3D =3D20 Unfortunately we were not able to hear the players on Thursday = evening.=3D20 Sometimes working for a living gets in the way of my social life! Oh, well = .=3D =3D20 .. .=3D20   I have a few observations (in no particular order, just random thoughts).   1. The organ. I have played this organ and have heard several concerts on = it=3D ..=3D20 I never tire of listening to this wonderful instrument. And even after = 9=3D20 hours of organ playing, I never grew weary of hearing the Ruffatti. It's = a=3D20 lovely room and a lovely organ. Pierro and Francesco Ruffatti have = every=3D20 reason to proud of this organ. No matter what style, from Sweelinck = to=3D20 Guillou, the organ did what the performer needed, and all on just = three=3D20 manuals. Although equipped with a zillion memories and all the console = aids=3D20 one expects now, I was surprised how few of the organists took advantage = of=3D20 the piston sequencer (the "next" button). In fact, the Europeans used it = a=3D20 good bit of the time (some more than others, of course), and just a = few=3D20 Americans used it much at all.   2. I totally disagreed with Simon Preston on the winner of the special = prize=3D =3D20 for best use of the organ. Perhaps I misunderstood the requirements of = the=3D20 $2,000 prize, but I thought Tom Trenney showed the organ for everything = it=3D20 could do from a quasi-theatre style to the use of the harp and strings. = Tom=3D20 played the organ, the room and the audience to the best! Tom is a = wonderful,=3D =3D20 wonderful performer and is one of the best of the "rising stars" in = America,=3D =3D20 if not the world. It has been a joy to watch him grow and mature as a=3D20 performer the past few years. He's got it all!   3. It's amazing how much Felix Hell has grown musically in the past year. = Hi=3D s=3D20 playing at Spivey Hall was elegant when it needed to be, thrilling = and=3D20 exciting when it needed to be, and always technically solid and = musically=3D20 solid. He has the ability to play a beautiful musical line. His rendering = of=3D =3D20 "O mensch bewein" was exquisitely beautiful. Most kids his age barely = can=3D20 play the notes, but as we know, Felix isn't most kids. His playing of = the=3D20 Schneider toccata was incredible. I can't describe it, but it was right on = a=3D s=3D20 was his Liszt BACH and his Mendelssohn I. I was pleased to see him manage = th=3D e=3D20 console and turn pages by himself. Playing from memory is next. =3D20 4. Vincent Dubois is astounding. He is musical and technically = rock-solid.=3D20 His Bach D-Major was lightning fast but not so fast I felt he was about = to=3D20 loose control. In fact, he controlled everything. I felt his Durufl=3DE9 = prelu=3D de=3D20 on Alain was too fast for my ear, but the fugue was absolutely sumptuous. = I=3D20 thought his Liszt "Ad nos" the best. He has mastered everything about = the=3D20 piece. He can claim ownership of this piece. He understands the small = phrase=3D =3D20 but never lets anything keep from achieving that beautiful long musical = line=3D ..=3D20 His registrations made perfect sense all the way through. I'm = hosting=3D20 Vincent, Olivier Houette and Olivier Latry next January in concert at = Coral=3D20 Ridge.=3D20 =3D20 5. It was interesting to hear so many approaches to the trio sonatas. For = me=3D =3D20 Bradley Welch had a masterful performance of Number 4 (e-minor). It = was=3D20 beautifully and flawlessly performed. The Bach preludes and fugues = and=3D20 concerti were all different in a wonderful way. No one could say we = heard=3D20 "cookie cutter" interpretations.=3D20 =3D20 6. Franck was represented often with the A Major Fantaisie, the Prelude,=3D20 Fugue and Variation, Pri=3DE8re, and the b minor chorale. I love these = pieces,=3D =3D20 unfortunately I didn't get to hear the b minor, my favorite.   7. I didn't hear Cameron Carpenter play. I have only heard him once and = that=3D =3D20 was in a miserable acoustic on a digital organ. I would like to hear him = pla=3D y=3D20 this organ and in a more suitable acoustical environment. I do find it = quite=3D =3D20 odd that people compare V. Fox and Cameron. To me there is little = similarity=3D ..   8. Two of Calvin Hampton's works were played. This is great. I think = we=3D20 should hear more of his music. I love the Dances, and enjoyed so much = (even=3D20 though I was so tired and it was late) Jonathan Oldengarm's performances = of=3D20 the Prelude and Variations on Old Hundredth. Jonathan was one of the = four=3D20 selected and is a fine player. I especially appreciated how he used the = orga=3D n=3D20 on the Sweenlinck "linden tree" variations. His Bach "Turkish Air Force" = was=3D =3D20 mighty fine, too.=3D20   9. I'm always amazed that people will undertake the commitment to learn = and=3D20 perform the large Reger choral fantasies. "Wie schon" was played = three=3D20 different times. I only heard two of them. Christian Schmitt was awesome = in=3D20 his use of the organ on this piece.=3D20   10. I was surprised we didn't hear more Messiaen. "Dieu parmi nous,"=3D20 "Alleluias seriens" and "Transports de joie" were the only pieces of his = we=3D20 heard. However, the Durufl=3DE9 "Scherzo" was heard twice and the P & F on = Ala=3D in=3D20 was heard twice. Dupr=3DE9 was represented by the Noel Variations.   11. Mendelssohn sonatas I, III, IV, P & F in G were played. We heard = pre-Bac=3D h=3D20 music by Sweelinck (twice) Guilain, Bruhns (e-minor twice), and = Grigny.=3D20 Amazingly the organ played it all so very well. =3D20 12. Pieces by modern composers were Rorem, David Conte, Aaron Travers, = Keiki=3D =3D20 Oksaaka, Hampton (twice), William Bolcom, Toshio Hosokawa, Guillou = (twice)=3D20 and Norbert Schneider. Don't slam me for calling these composers modern. = It'=3D s=3D20 just way I see it.=3D20   13. Finally, the level of the playing was incredibly high. Some = players=3D20 performed nearly note perfect and hardly even brushed a note, but most = didn'=3D t=3D20 move me. However, as I said, "there wasn't a scrub in the bunch." I wish = I=3D20 had been able to hear them all. I so wanted to hear Suter, Henderson = and=3D20 Schwandt, but it just wasn't to be.=3D20   Wow! What an experience. I'm so glad I went to Spivey Hall for this round = of=3D =3D20 the Calgary Competition. Thanks to Debbie Giesbrecht and Simon Preston = and=3D20 the Spivey Hall folks.   Yours,   Darryl by the Sea         --part1_19f.241ee3e.2a12d516_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"ISO-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML><FONT FACE=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3D3>Hi, Y'all!<BR> <BR> I'm so very pleased that Malcolm is taking the time to review all the = perfor=3D mances from the Calgary Competition in Atlanta last weekend. I and my = esteem=3D ed colleague and friend from Miami, Joanne Schulte, both felt it was a = very=3D20=3D valuable to be in the audience to listen and then to visit and socialize = wit=3D h the performers, adjudicators and audience members. It was a great time. = Un=3D fortunately we were not able to hear the players on Thursday evening. = Someti=3D mes working for a living gets in the way of my social life! Oh, well . . . = <=3D BR> <BR> I have a few observations (in no particular order, just random = thoughts).<BR=3D > <BR> 1. The organ. I have played this organ and have heard several concerts on = it=3D .. I never tire of listening to this wonderful instrument. And even after = 9 h=3D ours of organ playing, I never grew weary of hearing the Ruffatti. It's a = lo=3D vely room and a lovely organ. Pierro and Francesco Ruffatti have every = reaso=3D n to proud of this organ. No matter what style, from Sweelinck to Guillou, = t=3D he organ did what the performer needed, and all on just three manuals. = Altho=3D ugh equipped with a zillion memories and all the console aids one expects no=3D w, I was surprised how few of the organists took advantage of the piston = seq=3D uencer (the "next" button). In fact, the Europeans used it a good bit of = the=3D time (some more than others, of course), and just a few Americans used it = m=3D uch at all.<BR> <BR> 2. I totally disagreed with Simon Preston on the winner of the special = prize=3D for best use of the organ. Perhaps I misunderstood the requirements of = the=3D20=3D $2,000 prize, but I thought Tom Trenney showed the organ for everything it = c=3D ould do from a quasi-theatre style to the use of the harp and strings. Tom = p=3D layed the organ, the room and the audience to the best! Tom is a = wonderful,=3D20=3D wonderful performer and is one of the best of the "rising stars" in = America,=3D if not the world. It has been a joy to watch him grow and mature as a = perfo=3D rmer the past few years. He's got it all!<BR> <BR> 3. It's amazing how much Felix Hell has grown musically in the past year. = Hi=3D s playing at Spivey Hall was elegant when it needed to be, thrilling and = exc=3D iting when it needed to be, and always technically solid and musically = solid=3D .. He has the ability to play a beautiful musical line. His rendering of = "O m=3D ensch bewein" was exquisitely beautiful. Most kids his age barely can play = t=3D he notes, but as we know, Felix isn't most kids. His playing of the = Schneide=3D r toccata was incredible. I can't describe it, but it was right on as was = hi=3D s Liszt BACH and his Mendelssohn I. I was pleased to see him manage the = cons=3D ole and turn pages by himself. Playing from memory is next.<BR> <BR> 4. Vincent Dubois is astounding. He is musical and technically rock-solid. = H=3D is Bach D-Major was lightning fast but not so fast I felt he was about to = lo=3D ose control. In fact, he controlled everything. I felt his Durufl=3DE9 = prelude=3D on Alain was too fast for my ear, but the fugue was absolutely sumptuous. = I=3D thought his Liszt "Ad nos" the best. He has mastered everything about the = p=3D iece. He can claim ownership of this piece. He understands the small = phrase=3D20=3D but never lets anything keep from achieving that beautiful long musical = line=3D .. His registrations made perfect sense all the way through.&nbsp; I'm = hostin=3D g Vincent, Olivier Houette and Olivier Latry next January in concert at = Cora=3D l Ridge. <BR> <BR> 5. It was interesting to hear so many approaches to the trio sonatas. For = me=3D Bradley Welch had a masterful performance of Number 4 (e-minor). It was = bea=3D utifully and flawlessly performed. The Bach preludes and fugues and = concerti=3D were all different in a wonderful way. No one could say we heard "cookie = cu=3D tter" interpretations. <BR> <BR> 6. Franck was represented often with the A Major Fantaisie, the Prelude, = Fug=3D ue and Variation, Pri=3DE8re, and the b minor chorale. I love these = pieces, un=3D fortunately I didn't get to hear the b minor, my favorite.<BR> <BR> 7. I didn't hear Cameron Carpenter play. I have only heard him once and = that=3D was in a miserable acoustic on a digital organ. I would like to hear him = pl=3D ay this organ and in a more suitable acoustical environment. I do find it = qu=3D ite odd that people compare V. Fox and Cameron. To me there is little = simila=3D rity.<BR> <BR> 8. Two of Calvin Hampton's works were played. This is great. I think we = shou=3D ld hear more of his music. I love the Dances, and enjoyed so much (even = thou=3D gh I was so tired and it was late) Jonathan Oldengarm's performances of = the=3D20=3D Prelude and Variations on Old Hundredth. Jonathan was one of the four = select=3D ed and is a fine player. I especially appreciated how he used the organ on = t=3D he Sweenlinck "linden tree" variations. His Bach "Turkish Air Force" was = mig=3D hty fine, too. <BR> <BR> 9. I'm always amazed that people will undertake the commitment to learn = and=3D20=3D perform the large Reger choral fantasies. "Wie schon" was played three = diffe=3D rent times. I only heard two of them. Christian Schmitt was awesome in his = u=3D se of the organ on this piece. <BR> <BR> 10. I was surprised we didn't hear more Messiaen. "Dieu parmi nous," = "Allelu=3D ias seriens" and "Transports de joie" were the only pieces of his we = heard.=3D20=3D However, the Durufl=3DE9 "Scherzo" was heard twice and the P &amp; F on = Alain=3D20=3D was heard twice. Dupr=3DE9 was represented by the Noel Variations.<BR> <BR> 11. Mendelssohn sonatas I, III, IV, P &amp; F in G were played. We heard = pre=3D -Bach music by Sweelinck (twice) Guilain, Bruhns (e-minor twice), and = Grigny=3D .. Amazingly the organ played it all so very well.<BR> <BR> 12. Pieces by modern composers were Rorem, David Conte, Aaron Travers, = Keiki=3D Oksaaka, Hampton (twice), William Bolcom, Toshio Hosokawa, Guillou = (twice)=3D20=3D and Norbert Schneider. Don't slam me for calling these composers modern. = It'=3D s just way I see it. <BR> <BR> 13. Finally, the level of the playing was incredibly high. Some players = perf=3D ormed nearly note perfect and hardly even brushed a note, but most didn't = mo=3D ve me. However, as I said, "there wasn't a scrub in the bunch." I wish I = had=3D been able to hear them all. I so wanted to hear Suter, Henderson and = Schwan=3D dt, but it just wasn't to be. <BR> <BR> Wow! What an experience. I'm so glad I went to Spivey Hall for this round = of=3D the Calgary Competition. Thanks to Debbie Giesbrecht and Simon Preston = and=3D20=3D the Spivey Hall folks.<BR> <BR> Yours,<BR> <BR> Darryl by the Sea<BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> </FONT></HTML> --part1_19f.241ee3e.2a12d516_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Calgary Competition website url From: <DarrylbytheSea@aol.com> Date: Tue, 14 May 2002 17:03:54 EDT     --part1_102.1526982b.2a12d5ba_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <A = HREF=3D"http://www.ciof.com/rbcCompetiton/rounds_na.asp">http://www.ciof.co= m/rbcCompetiton/rounds_na.asp</A>   Sorry for not posting it in the body of my previous note. Getting old is = no fun!   Yours,   Darryl by the Sea         --part1_102.1526982b.2a12d5ba_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><A = HREF=3D"http://www.ciof.com/rbcCompetiton/rounds_na.asp">http://www.ciof.co= m/rbcCompetiton/rounds_na.asp</A><BR> <BR> Sorry for not posting it in the body of my previous note. Getting old is = no fun!<BR> <BR> Yours,<BR> <BR> Darryl by the Sea<BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> </HTML> --part1_102.1526982b.2a12d5ba_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Defining Moments (X-post) From: <Chicaleee@aol.com> Date: Tue, 14 May 2002 22:44:20 EDT     --part1_a0.26d30d71.2a132584_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   I fell in love with the pipe organ the first time I heard it when I was 4 = and allowed to attend "big church." I can still remember how mesmerized I was =   and I tried to run to the organ to see it. But my mother did the next = best thing -- she took me into the balcony where I could look down on the = organist and watch her play, pedals and all. I knew at that moment I was going to = be a church organist. That was 60 years ago. wow, does time fly. Lee   --part1_a0.26d30d71.2a132584_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>I fell in love with the = pipe organ the first time I heard it when I was 4 and allowed to attend = "big church." &nbsp;I can still remember how mesmerized I was and I tried = to run to the organ to see it. &nbsp;But my mother did the next best thing = -- she took me into the balcony where I could look down on the organist = and watch her play, pedals and all. &nbsp;I knew at that moment I was = going to be a church organist. &nbsp;That was 60 years ago. &nbsp;wow, = does time fly. &nbsp;Lee</FONT></HTML>   --part1_a0.26d30d71.2a132584_boundary--