PipeChat Digest #2859 - Saturday, May 18, 2002
 
MIXTURE TUNINE
  by "douglas morgan" <dkmorgan76209@yahoo.com>
Re: Ken Cowan at Syracuse Episcopal Cathedral
  by "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com>
Clark Wilson Plays Rochester Wurlitzer this Saturday (cross-posted)
  by "Ken Evans" <kevans1@rochester.rr.com>
Re: Ken Cowan at Syracuse Episcopal Cathedral - correction
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
New Videos and CDs at St-Sulpice, Paris
  by "William T. Van Pelt" <bill@organsociety.org>
Re: Ken Cowan at Syracuse Episcopal Cathedral - correction
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com>
RTRFM
  by "Mack" <mack02445@mindspring.com>
Organ Concert in NYC Sunday 5-19-2002
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
Re: RTRFM
  by "Greg Corbett" <corbettg@theatreorgans.com>
VIRUS CONTROL
  by "douglas morgan" <dkmorgan76209@yahoo.com>
 

(back) Subject: MIXTURE TUNINE From: "douglas morgan" <dkmorgan76209@yahoo.com> Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 05:07:47 -0700 (PDT)   The biggest problem I've had with small unit organs that have a large number of stops and very few ranks and wired mixtures with off-unison "ranks" taken from unison stops, has been with inadequate wind pressure. If the wind pressure isn't adequate and steady, nothing is going to be in tune no matter what. When you play twenty stops, the wind pressure must be exactly like the same as it is when you when you play one stop, and as it was when the organ was tuned. If you have adequate and steady wind pressure, you can usually get around out-of-tuneness in mixture stops. If the organ is built by a reputable organ building firm, this will not be a problem. If the organ has been thrown together by a fly-by-night "builder", this will really cause a problem, and everyone gets the blame, and all unit organs will get a blanket condemnation from the "experts".   A unit organ isn't ideal, but it's better than nothing. Many organists advocate that a one-manual organ with three straight stops is better than a unit organ. To me, hearing a church service played on such an organ is like hearing a pianist play a program of Chopin Nocturnes on a harpsichord.   D. Keith Morgan   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? LAUNCH - Your Yahoo! Music Experience http://launch.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Ken Cowan at Syracuse Episcopal Cathedral From: "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com> Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 08:29:29 -0400   Greetings,   After hearing the Quimby rebuild in an Evensong and Recital by Cathedral Organist James Potts and playing the instrument in a Lenten recital I can say that Quimby did a wonderful job. Between the organ and Ken Cowan -- = the recital should be OUTSTANDING!!   St. Paul's Cathedral is located at the corner of East Fayette and = Montgomery Streets in downtown Syracuse with parking available across the street. No snow is expected in Central New York State (one never knows) so the = weather will be no problem in attending this recital.   With Tomas Murray playing a free recital at Grace Church in Utica tonight = at 7:30 and his former student playing at St. Paul's Cathedral in Syracuse on Sunday afternoon at 4 in a free program, Central New York will be hearing two outstanding performances this weekend!   Looking forward to seeing a number of you at both recitals.   Cheers, Bonnie Beth   Bonnie Beth Derby Organist/Director of Music, St. James Roman Catholic Church Syracuse, New York (33-rank Kerner & Merchant tracker organ) Producer/Announcer: "Orgelwerke" & "Choral Traditions", WCNY-FM, Syracuse; WUNY-FM, Utica; WJNY-FM, Watertown & live on the web at www.wcny.org   ----- Original Message ----- From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Thursday, May 16, 2002 8:58 PM Subject: Ken Cowan at Syracuse Episcopal Cathedral     > Anyone within reach of Syracuse, New York, might like to note that on > Sunday, May 19, 2002 at 4 p.m., Ken Cowan, Concert Organist, will give = the > Inaugural Organ Recital at St. Paul's Cathedral (Episcopal). Admission > free, but a free will offering will be taken. > > Details of the organ, which has been rebuilt by Quimby Pipe Organs, = Inc., > Warrensburg, Missouri, in consultation with the cathedral's organist and > choirmaster, Jim Potts, will be found on the the cathedral's website at: > > http://www.saintpaulscathedral.org/music/organ_project.htm > > To this I might add that although much of the mechanism and some of the > pipework from the previous Ernest White Moller has been retained, all = the > old pipework except for the Trompette-en-Chamade has been revoiced, and = in > some cases rescaled as well. The instrument is thus to all intents and > purposes a new one so far as tonal design is concerned. It is conceived > very much in the English cathedral style and has an unusually large variety > of color reeds. The timid should be forewarned that the stop list includes > a full-length 32' reed and a Tuba on 28" wind! > > For those unfamiliar with him (of which I don't imagine there can be many!), > Ken Cowan is a fantastic player and this promises to be a very exciting > recital. > > Directions for finding the cathedral can be found at > > http://www.saintpaulscathedral.org/about/directions.html > > John Speller        
(back) Subject: Clark Wilson Plays Rochester Wurlitzer this Saturday (cross-posted) From: "Ken Evans" <kevans1@rochester.rr.com> Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 13:54:28 -0400   A last-minute reminder that the very-talented Clark Wilson will return to the Auditorium Center, 875 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14605 for his fifth performance on the RTOS 4/22 Wurlitzer. The concert will start at 8 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday evening, May 18th. Tickets will go on sale at the box office at 7 p.m. for only $10 each. This is our last concert until September 21.   Additional information may be obtained by visiting our web site at http://theatreorgans.com/rochestr/ or 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!   Regards, Ken Evans, RTOS Director (past-President)      
(back) Subject: Re: Ken Cowan at Syracuse Episcopal Cathedral - correction From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 14:12:12 EDT     --part1_172.86eb635.2a16a1fc_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 5/16/02 10:11:16 PM Atlantic Daylight Time, jlspeller@mindspring.com writes: > <A = HREF=3D"http://www.saintpaulscathedral.org/music/organ_project.html">http:/= /www.saintpaulscathedral.org/music/organ_project.html</A> > A very nice instrument, but.....   whatever possessed "whomever" to put a 4' Rohrschalmei in. I thought = this curse had passed. A Rohrschalmei is such a wonderful stop, but so inappropriate tonally at 4'.... to high to use in chorus (like using a 4' =   Vox Humana!) and the wrong colour for a clarion! If space/money was a problem, like the English Horn, the Rohrschalmei would have been much more =   useful as a tc 8' stop.   Methinks!!! ;-)   Bruce in the Muttestery with the Baskerbeagles at <A = HREF=3D"http://members.tripod.com/brucon502">HowlingAcres</A> = http://members.tripod.com/brucon502 .... need extra money??? visit http://www.visionsuccess.com/BC2053   --part1_172.86eb635.2a16a1fc_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 5/16/02 10:11:16 PM Atlantic = Daylight Time, jlspeller@mindspring.com writes: <BR> <BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px"><A = HREF=3D"http://www.saintpaulscathedral.org/music/organ_project.html">http:/= /www.saintpaulscathedral.org/music/organ_project.html</A></FONT><FONT = COLOR=3D"#000000" style=3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" SIZE=3D3 = FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"><BR> </BLOCKQUOTE><BR> A very nice instrument, but.....<BR> <BR> whatever possessed "whomever" to put a 4' Rohrschalmei in.&nbsp;&nbsp; I = thought this curse had passed.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; A Rohrschalmei is such a = wonderful stop, but so inappropriate tonally at 4'....&nbsp; to high to = use in chorus (like using a 4' Vox Humana!) and the wrong colour for a = clarion!&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; If space/money was a problem, like the = English Horn, the Rohrschalmei would have been much more useful as a tc 8' = stop.<BR> <BR> Methinks!!!&nbsp; ;-) <BR> <BR> </FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" style=3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" = SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0">Bruce in the = Muttestery <BR> with the Baskerbeagles at&nbsp; <A = HREF=3D"http://members.tripod.com/brucon502">HowlingAcres</A>&nbsp;&nbsp; = http://members.tripod.com/brucon502<BR> ....&nbsp; need extra money???&nbsp;&nbsp; visit&nbsp;&nbsp; = http://www.visionsuccess.com/BC2053<BR> </FONT></HTML> --part1_172.86eb635.2a16a1fc_boundary--  
(back) Subject: New Videos and CDs at St-Sulpice, Paris From: "William T. Van Pelt" <bill@organsociety.org> Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 16:03:33 -0400   In a brand-new VHS videotape of about 1 hour and 45 minutes duration, = Daniel Roth plays both of the Cavaill=E9-Coll organs at the Church of St. Sulpice = in Paris, discusses both organs in English, and leads an historical tour of = the church and the organs.   Both organs (the Choir organ at the front of 28 ranks and the Grand Organ = of 100 ranks and five manuals in the West gallery) were built ca. 1857 by Cavaill=E9-Coll and incorporate the previous organs (a 5-manual Clicquot = in the West gallery), and both have been restored in recent years.   Roth, who is the titular organist of St. Suplice, takes us to Widor's = little office near the organ gallery where he discusses Widor's 60+ years as "provisional" organist of St. Sulpice, then plays the first movement of = the Sixth Symphony for us on the very console at which Widor sat to play it. = We can see Roth use the "hitch-down" Swell pedal way off to the right and = watch him comfortably use all of the console devices that were available to = Widor. He plays it with all manuals coupled most of the time (whether or not = stops are registered) thanks to Mr. Barker's machine that makes this organ possible.   This video is being duplicated now and should be available to ship in = about three weeks. OHS is taking orders for it at http://www.ohscatalog.org. = It is on the opening page.   A glut of new CDs on the St-Sulpice organ are also on the OHS Catalog = site, including a new one by Roth on the Priory label playing the works of his precedessors, two CDs that each claim to be the first CDs made by an American on the organ (one by Michael Murray on Telarc and the other by Stephen Tharp on JAV), and one by Bruno Morin of Schumann works on the Organum label now being imported by OHS.   There's also a new CD by Stephen Tharp of his debut in Europe and his = first CD produced by a European label, also imported by OHS.   Bill    
(back) Subject: Re: Ken Cowan at Syracuse Episcopal Cathedral - correction From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 16:13:47 -0500   Bruce asks about having a 4' Rohr Schalmei, rather than one at 8' pitch. I think the reason the stop is at 4' pitch is that it was desired to have a chorus of reeds at 16' - 8' - 4'. It is still possible to have the stop at 8' pitch by playing an octave lower or -- if this is too difficult -- by using the Sub Octave and Unison Off couplers <g>   John speller  
(back) Subject: RTRFM From: "Mack" <mack02445@mindspring.com> Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 21:01:55 -0400   Well folks, here we are again. Nothing on Real Player but on Winamp through live365.com.   Cheers, Mack  
(back) Subject: Organ Concert in NYC Sunday 5-19-2002 From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 22:44:52 EDT   The First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York The Third Annual Guilmant Organ Recital Series   presents   WILLIAM F. ENTRIKEN Organist and Choirmaster First Presbyterian Church, New York City   Sunday Afternoon, May 19, 2002, at 4:00   Cesar-Auguste-Jean-Guillaume-Hubert FRANCK (1822-1890):   Choral in E Major Choral in b minor Choral in a minor   Free will offering. Reception to follow.   The organ's chassis and much of the pipework were built by Austin in 1964; =   other pipework by Skinner (1920, opus 293), Aeolian-Skinner (1929, opus 293-A), Austin [again] (1995), Roosevelt (ca.1880), and Gluck (1998-2001). = Entire instrument dismantled, cleaned, revoiced and tonally finished 1998-2001. Four manuals, 84 ranks, all pipes.   The First Presbyterian Church is located at Fifth Avenue from Eleventh to Twelfth Streets   and is fully accessible to the disabled.   4,5,6,N,R,Q, and L trains to Union Square F train to 14th Street and Avenue of the Americas 1,2,3, and 9 trains to 14th Street and Seventh Avenue  
(back) Subject: Re: RTRFM From: "Greg Corbett" <corbettg@theatreorgans.com> Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 19:58:56 -0700   I have it on real player (Real One) and has been good tonight.    
(back) Subject: VIRUS CONTROL From: "douglas morgan" <dkmorgan76209@yahoo.com> Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 20:20:14 -0700 (PDT)   > > Dear Friends:   > > I recently found this article in a magazine and > > hope it will be helpful to you.   > > Here is a slick computer trick for hackers who > > invade your e-mail box:   > > How do you know if hackers have invaded your > > computer and sent out messages with personal > > information about you to others and people you > > didn't intend to see any of your e-mail messages? > > This trick is particularly applicable if you use > > Outlook, Outlook Express, or Internet Explorer to > > support your e-mail messages. But everyone should > > heed this.   > > When/if a worm/virus gets into your computer, it > > heads straight for your e-mail address book and > > sends itself to everyone in there, thus infecting > > all your friends and associates. > > This trick won't keep the virus from getting into > > your computer, but it will stop it from using your > > address book to spread further, and it will alert > > you to the fact that a worm has gotten into your > > system.   > > Here's what you do: First, open your address book > > and click on "New Contact," just as you would do > > if you were adding a new friend to your list of e- > > mail addresses. In the window where you would > > type your friend's first name, type in !000 > > (that's an exclamation mark followed by three > > zeros). Make sure that !000 is the first entry > > appearing in your address book. In the window > > below where it prompts you to enter the new e-mail > > address, type in "WormAlert@yahoo.com" (or > > whatever your e-mail address is, e.g., @aol.com, > > etc).   > > Then complete everything by clicking > > "Add", "Enter", "OK", etc. Now here's what you've > > done and why it works: the "name" !000 will be > > placed at the top of your address book as entry > > #1. This will be where the worm will start in an > > effort to send itself to all your friends. But > > when it tries to send itself to !000, it will be > > undeliverable because of the phony e-mail address > > you entered, (WormAlert@yahoo.com). If the first > > attempt fails (which it will because of the phony > > address), the worm goes no further and your > > friends will not be infected.   > > Here's the second great advantage of this method: > > If an e-mail cannot be delivered, you will be > > notified of this in your Inbox almost immediately. > > Hence, if you ever get an e-mail telling you > > that an e-mail addressed to "WormAlert@yahoo.com" > > could not be delivered, you know right away that > > you have the worm/virus in your system. Then you > > had better take steps to get rid of it!   > > It is very simple. A multinational energy company > > did this same thing 25 times to thwart virus > > invaders on their global e-mail system. You > > should do the same thing at home.         __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? LAUNCH - Your Yahoo! Music Experience http://launch.yahoo.com