PipeChat Digest #3212 - Wednesday, November 6, 2002
 
rudeness and traveling. (sorta long for me <G>)
  by "jon bertschinger" <jonberts@magiccablepc.com>
Re: rudeness and traveling.
  by "Paul R. Swank" <prswank@surfbest.net>
Re: rudeness and traveling.
  by "jon bertschinger" <jonberts@magiccablepc.com>
Re: Stone pipe organ
  by <LeliaLoban@aol.com>
Re: New York Organists
  by "Paul Valtos" <chercapa@enter.net>
Re: PipeChat Digest #3211 - 11/05/02
  by <CNpipeorgn@aol.com>
Re: Quintaton - thanks
  by "Bruce Miles" <bruce@gbmuk.fsnet.co.uk>
Why Are So Many People Traveling to Atlanta?
  by "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net>
Re: Quintaton - thanks
  by "Richard Schneider" <arpschneider@starband.net>
Re: New York Organists
  by <Chicaleee@aol.com>
Re: Why Are So Many People Traveling to Atlanta?
  by <Gfc234@aol.com>
Re: Quintaton - thanks
  by "Bruce Miles" <bruce@gbmuk.fsnet.co.uk>
 

(back) Subject: rudeness and traveling. (sorta long for me <G>) From: "jon bertschinger" <jonberts@magiccablepc.com> Date: Tue, 05 Nov 2002 07:23:02 -0600   After reading postings of late, I'd like to add my 2cents.   What a traveler finds is often what he is seeking. If you approach something looking for rudeness or trouble, you will find it. I have never been turned away from an organ console by an organist...ANYWHERE I've traveled.   I have found that people that often hold the keys during the week have little or no understanding of the organ.   I remember a situation when I was quite a bit younger. I had just taken a post at a church and had heard about an organ that was a "companion" instrument to one that I had played previously in my home town. I inquired in the office about the instrument, and asked if I might see and play it. I was escourted by a staff member to the balcony (almost feeling as though I should take off my shoes before entering). She expertly unlocked the console and turned the organ on. She stood by my side all the time. When I was finished (noting that she was waiting for me to finish) I thanked her. She carefully turned the organ off, closed the console and escourted me back to the office. I again thanked her for the courtesy and turned to leave. Just as the office door was closing I overheard her say, "he had a very nice touch, like he had played it before".   I wholly agree with Del Case's post about France. My mother's family is for the most part French. We keep fairly close ties to the "homeland". In all of our travels, we have never been treated rudely. Possibly a point as "travelers" we as "vacationers" forget that the people of other cultures (even in the U.S.A.!, isn't New York City a culture? <G>) are not on vacation. When they see us dressed in shorts and cutaway clothing they might resent us for that just a tad.   Here's to happy travels and unlocked consoles...and STEADY WIND!     Jon Bertschinger  
(back) Subject: Re: rudeness and traveling. From: "Paul R. Swank" <prswank@surfbest.net> Date: Tue, 05 Nov 2002 08:15:43 -0500   Jon,   Contrary to your posting I was not rude or seeking trouble when I encountered the nasty sign on the organ.   Such generalizations as yours below just do not apply.   Nor did I react with rudeness or trouble.   Thank you,   Paul R. Swank.   Jon wrote: >After reading postings of late, I'd like to add my 2cents. > > What a traveler finds is often what he is seeking. If you >approach something looking for rudeness or trouble, you will find >it. I have never been turned away from an organ console by an >organist...ANYWHERE I've traveled.    
(back) Subject: Re: rudeness and traveling. From: "jon bertschinger" <jonberts@magiccablepc.com> Date: Tue, 05 Nov 2002 08:00:39 -0600   My post was not directed at YOU...   Jon  
(back) Subject: Re: Stone pipe organ From: <LeliaLoban@aol.com> Date: Tue, 5 Nov 2002 09:22:11 EST   Leigh Gillespie wrote, >Here's one made out of tuned stalactites in a cave. I heard it played >by Mr. Leland W. Sprinkle when I was about 10 years old. It sounds >like a giant celeste/harp. It has to be played very slowly due to the >huge amount of natural reverb... > >http://www.luraycaverns.com/pages/stalacpipe%20organ.html   I live in Virginia and have heard this instrument, but I've heard from = people on this list and another that the "organ" has fallen into disrepair and is =   currently unplayable. What we actually hear now is a recording, sometimes =   enhanced by a staffer sitting down and faking at the keyboard! Since the instrument has no pipes and is played by striking the stone, your = observation about the "celeste/harp" is more literally accurate than the cavern promoters' "organ" claim.   Tuning the pipes -- in other words, chopping them to size -- was a major = act of vandalism, one of many in what must have been a spectacular natural = cave, before 19th and early 20th century owners turned it into a tourist trap. Things have improved a lot since those days. The current cave owners are = far more conservation-oriented than the original owners. Most of the garish, colored lighting is gone now, replaced with more neutral lighting. = They've also jettisoned a lot of the other tacky gimmicks that gave the place its local nickname, "Lurid Caverns." I won't be sorry if that "organ" quietly =   disappears one of these days, too....   Lelia  
(back) Subject: Re: New York Organists From: "Paul Valtos" <chercapa@enter.net> Date: Tue, 5 Nov 2002 10:56:27 -0500   Dear Ronnie, Where did you get the digital source for your Willis samples. Paul ----- Original Message ----- From: "Ron Pearcy" <ronniep@clear.net.nz> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Tuesday, November 05, 2002 12:41 PM Subject: Re: New York Organists     > On 05 Nov, Kenneth Potter <swell_shades@yahoo.com> wrote: > > I am a New York Organist, and I have never met Alan Freed. I am not > > rude nor nasty. When my wife married me, she said it was like "living > > with Jimmy Stewart" Everyone says I'm nice. > > Dear Ken, > You probably don't remember .. .. but I do .. .. there was some contentious > debate raging a number of years ago, and I was most impressed with your > comments on the topic. I remember writing to you and complimenting you > on your sensible and warm response. > > I was pleased to read your last posting, and from a great distance, > believe that your claims are truely true. Good for you! I would very = much > like to meet you, but distance prevails. I love pipe organs but could > never afford, nor find the space to accomodate one .. .. however I use a > 3m Rodgers digital Theatre 360, within which I have toiled for 6 yrs and > programmed in 110x digital ranks most of which are ex a magnificent = Henry > Willis from Hampshire (UK) .. this afford me absolute joy and > fullfillment in both theatre organ and English classical organ vein. > > Should you ever visit NZ, Joan and I would be delighted to host you and > your lady for several nights here in Napier, the Art Deco centre of the > world. And you could play to your heart's content! Here's hoping. > > Good for you, > > Cheers, > Ronnie (67 yr old Kiwi .. but dont delay a trip for too long!!!) > > -- > ----- Ronnie Pearcy <ronniep@clear.net.nz> 17 Donegal Crescent, > Greenswood, Greenmeadows, > Napier, New Zealand = ------- > > > "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" > PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics > HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org > List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org > Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org >    
(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #3211 - 11/05/02 From: <CNpipeorgn@aol.com> Date: Tue, 5 Nov 2002 13:48:17 EST     --part1_84.17910e6.2af96c71_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Normally I do not respond to posts here, however, I must now make an exception. The recent personal attacks on certain organists in the NYC = area is reprehensible! We all have our own opinions of certain people, but = polite society requires us to keep those opinions to ourselves or private discussions. Personally, I found one of the organists so described as = being more than "warm and friendly". I have been greeted and welcomed many a = time by her, and I am not what would be considered an outstanding organist.   People, we must remember that by such attacks, and especially naming names, lowers us below the level that we are painting of these so called "unfriendly" organists.   C. Newlon St. Louis, MO       --part1_84.17910e6.2af96c71_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SCRIPT" = FACE=3D"Comic Sans MS" LANG=3D"0"> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Normally I do not = respond to posts here, however, I must now make an exception. &nbsp;The = recent personal attacks on certain organists in the NYC area is = reprehensible! &nbsp;We all have our own opinions of certain people, but = polite society requires us to keep those opinions to ourselves or private = discussions. &nbsp;Personally, I found one of the organists so described = as being more than "warm and friendly". &nbsp;I have been greeted and = welcomed many a time by her, and I am not what would be considered an = outstanding organist. <BR> <BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;People, we must remember that by such = attacks, and especially naming names, lowers us below the level that we = are painting of these so called "unfriendly" organists. &nbsp; <BR> <BR>C. Newlon <BR>St. Louis, MO <BR> <BR></FONT></HTML>   --part1_84.17910e6.2af96c71_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Quintaton - thanks From: "Bruce Miles" <bruce@gbmuk.fsnet.co.uk> Date: Tue, 5 Nov 2002 21:28:30 -0000   Greetings all,   Thanks to those who responded to my request for info re the Quintaton last week. Opinions on the different manifestations of Quintaton and their usefulness varied enormously from 'best left OFF' to 'hauntingly = beautiful'. So I have done my own thing and drafted an emulation of an 8ft solo stop which you can just click to hear on my website site at www.gbmuk.fsnet.co.uk/misc - accompanied by Celestes and Bourdon.   Comments are invited.   Again thanks for your input.   Bruce Miles    
(back) Subject: Why Are So Many People Traveling to Atlanta? From: "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 5 Nov 2002 16:53:20 -0500   Dear Lists and Friends,   Here and there on the lists, there have been mysterious mentions of people going off to Atlanta this coming weekend. The object of their pilgrimage = is found at the following URL:   http://www.mander-organs.com/html/peachtree.html   and the event is the Inaugural Public Appearance of the instrument, featuring the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Robert Spano, Conductor, in a world premiere performance of Concerto for Organ, Orchestra, and Chorus by = Stephen Paulus, commissioned for the occasion. Soloist will be Scott Atchison, Organist and Choirmaster at Peachtree Road. Two choirs will take part, the Chancel Choir of the church, and also the Choir of St. Philip's Cathedral, Atlanta, Bruce Neswick, Conductor. Also included in the program will be a number of = English cathedral anthems, all of this in a brand new building with a splendid acoustic. The concert takes place this Sunday evening, November 10th, at 8 p.m. Admission is free. An early arrival is recommended. The inauguration = of a new Organ almost often draws a large audience, and that, in combination with a chance to hear the Atlanta Symphony free for nothing, should really cause a bit of congestion! Come early to park easily, and to get a seat!   Cheers,   Malcolm Wechsler www.mander-organs.com                
(back) Subject: Re: Quintaton - thanks From: "Richard Schneider" <arpschneider@starband.net> Date: Tue, 05 Nov 2002 19:43:45 -0600   Bruce Miles <bruce@gbmuk.fsnet.co.uk> wrote:   > Greetings all, > Thanks to those who responded to my request for info re the Quintaton = last > week. Opinions on the different manifestations of Quintaton and their > usefulness varied enormously from 'best left OFF' to 'hauntingly = beautiful'. > So I have done my own thing and drafted an emulation of an 8ft solo stop > which you can just click to hear on my website site at   http://www.gbmuk.fsnet.co.uk/misc   Apparently, it's STILL supposed to be in the key of OFF. I got a 404 to this site.   Not Found   The requested URL /misc was not found on this server.   Wanna try again?   Faithfully,   G.A.   -- Richard Schneider, PRES/CEO SCHNEIDER PIPE ORGANS, Inc. Pipe Organ Builders 41-43 Johnston St./P.O. Box 137 Kenney, IL 61749-0137 (217) 944-2454 VOX (217) 944-2527 FAX mailto:arp@schneiderpipeorgans.com SHOP EMAIL mailto:arp@starband.net SHOP SATELLITE EMAIL mailto:arpschneider@starband.net HOME OFFICE EMAIL http://www.schneiderpipeorgans.com WEB PAGE URL    
(back) Subject: Re: New York Organists From: <Chicaleee@aol.com> Date: Tue, 5 Nov 2002 22:37:22 EST     --part1_53.1ee75db8.2af9e872_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   If you have never met Alan Freede, you should go to St. Luke's Lutheran Church and meet him. He is a most gracious person, and I am sure you = would enjoy meeting him. Lee   --part1_53.1ee75db8.2af9e872_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>If you have never met = Alan Freede, you should go to St. Luke's Lutheran Church and meet him. = &nbsp;He is a most gracious person, and I am sure you would enjoy meeting = him. &nbsp;Lee</FONT></HTML>   --part1_53.1ee75db8.2af9e872_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Why Are So Many People Traveling to Atlanta? From: <Gfc234@aol.com> Date: Wed, 6 Nov 2002 01:11:43 EST     --part1_4c.14744624.2afa0c9f_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   what a wonderful looking instrument! wow-2 8' open diaps on the great and = a full diapason chorus on all divisions except for the solo. i would love = to play her for a few hours! congratulations!!! gregory   --part1_4c.14744624.2afa0c9f_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>what a wonderful = looking instrument! &nbsp;wow-2 8' open diaps on the great and a full = diapason chorus on all divisions except for the solo. &nbsp;i would love = to play her for a few hours! <BR>congratulations!!! <BR>gregory</FONT></HTML>   --part1_4c.14744624.2afa0c9f_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Quintaton - thanks From: "Bruce Miles" <bruce@gbmuk.fsnet.co.uk> Date: Wed, 6 Nov 2002 07:34:00 -0000   Richard et al,   Thanks for looking anyway. I uploaded the file rather late last night and forgot to put the 'html' on the end - then my ISP died so I couldn't test it. Now it's another day = (6.30 am). Try this   www.gbmuk.fsnet.co.uk/misc.html . I've just tested it and it seems OK.   It's a bit of a wait for the file to play.   Sorry.   Bruce Miles   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Richard Schneider" <arpschneider@starband.net> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Wednesday, November 06, 2002 1:43 AM Subject: Re: Quintaton - thanks     > Bruce Miles <bruce@gbmuk.fsnet.co.uk> wrote: > > > Greetings all, > > > Thanks to those who responded to my request for info re the Quintaton last > > week. Opinions on the different manifestations of Quintaton and their > > usefulness varied enormously from 'best left OFF' to 'hauntingly beautiful'. > > So I have done my own thing and drafted an emulation of an 8ft solo = stop > > which you can just click to hear on my website site at > > http> > Apparently, it's STILL supposed to be in the key of OFF. I got a 404 to > this site. > > Not Found > > The requested URL /misc was not found on this server. > > Wanna try again? > > Faithfully, > > G.A. >