PipeChat Digest #3221 - Monday, November 11, 2002
 
RE: Bach- quirky registration
  by "Beau Surratt" <Beau.Surratt@theatreorgans.com>
IRC Reminder
  by "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org>
Re: Erzhaler
  by "Margo Dillard" <dillardm@airmail.net>
Organ Shoes, (formerly Cameron Carpenter concert)
  by "morton belcher" <littlebayus@yahoo.com>
RE: Widor Toccata tempi
  by "Arie Vandenberg" <ArieV@classicorgan.com>
RE: Bach- quirky registration
  by <cmys13085@blueyonder.co.uk>
Re: Widor workout
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
David Peckham plays Rochester Wurlitzer this Saturday. (cross-posted).
  by "Kenneth Evans" <kevans1@rochester.rr.com>
Re: Widor Toccata
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Widor Toccata
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Organ Shoes, (formerly Cameron Carpenter concert)
  by <Gfc234@aol.com>
Re: Widor Toccata
  by <Gfc234@aol.com>
Erhazler
  by "Jonathan B. Hall" <jonathan@jonathanbhall.com>
Erhazler, erzahler, whatever
  by "Jonathan B. Hall" <jonathan@jonathanbhall.com>
Worse and worse
  by "Jonathan B. Hall" <jonathan@jonathanbhall.com>
Re: Widor Toccata
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
 

(back) Subject: RE: Bach- quirky registration From: "Beau Surratt" <Beau.Surratt@theatreorgans.com> Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 05:27:03 -0600   Hi! I register the a minor in the same way- start small and get big. In the fugue, I start with 8 4 2 11/3 and then go to 8 2 when the pedal is out. I then go back to the first registration and have the great and pedal plenums waiting for the stretto entrance. Towards the end I add the pedal reed and then a manual reed for the flourishes at the end. What can I say....I'm a romantic at heart :)     Blessings, Beau Surratt, Organist St. Peter's UCC, Elmhurst,IL Organ Performance Major, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb,IL     -----Original Message----- From: <cmys13085@blueyonder.co.uk> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 08:28:16 -0000 Subject: RE: Bach- quirky registration   > Hello, > > It's amazing what people do to Bach.....I believe that Bach used simple > registrations and stuck to them in the big works. > > However, I make one exception...the Prelude and Fugue in A minor. > > To enormous dramatic effect, I sometimes start with 8ft and 2ft flutes > for the opening of the Prelude. > I have full Pedal and Full Pleno waiting in reserve. When the extended > "pedal point" on A crashes in of full Pedal, I switch to the full > manual pleno for those wonderful manual flourishes. > > I don't know why, but it works brilliantly without, in any way, > detracting from Bach's intentions. > > Regards, > Colin Mitchell > UK > > > > -----Original Message----- > From: > "Gfc234@aol.com" <Gfc234@aol.com> > > I can't > stand people who rely on sily registrations for drama on bach that was > written for the grandeur of the plenum with pedal reeds. i am such a > snob... > Gregory > > "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: IRC Reminder From: "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org> Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 07:29:20 -0600   Since we have had a lot of new people join the list recently I just wanted to send off a reminder that there are twice weekly IRC "chats" with some of the members of the PipeChat list. These happen on Monday and Friday nights beginning at 9:00 PM EASTERN time and go to whenever people finally decide to quit. If you can't join exactly at the beginning feel free to join in whenever you are able.   IRC "chat", for those that are not familiar with it, are real-time, live chat sessions. There is a core group that has been doing these for some years and the conversations can range all over the place, not always exclusively about organs.   We are always happy to have new people join us. If you are new, please introduce yourself to the group and if there is something you want to discuss feel free to throw out a question / topic. The more people on-line, the merrier!   The information about how to connect to the IRC session can be found on the PipeChat web pages at: http://www.pipechat.org/irc.html   If you are having problems with connecting, please feel free to send a note to me at <admin@pipechat.org>. I do watch mail coming into this address during the session and will try to help anyone having problems with joining us.   I hope to see some new folks tonight and also see some of the folks that haven't been around too much recently.   Happy PipeChatting   David -- **************************************** David Scribner Owner / Co-Administrator PipeChat   http://www.pipechat.org mailto:admin@pipechat.org  
(back) Subject: Re: Erzhaler From: "Margo Dillard" <dillardm@airmail.net> Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 07:30:57 -0600   Out of curiosity, I went to Babelfish and put in the word "erzahler". We = now have the definitive answer.... The English translation is "more = erzahler".   I guess that would be the opposite of the well-known German word = "erzahless".   ;-()    
(back) Subject: Organ Shoes, (formerly Cameron Carpenter concert) From: "morton belcher" <littlebayus@yahoo.com> Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 06:59:03 -0800 (PST)   --0-66529805-1037026743=3D:98882 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3Dus-ascii     Ladies and Gentlemen of the list: Granted 4 or 5 inch shoes are a little high; but if one wants to buy = gentlemen's organ shoes that are a little higher in the heel than those = sold by Organmasters, what brand would one suggest? Thanks in advance. Best wishes to all, Morton Belcher fellow list member... Gfc234@aol.com wrote: [snip] p.s. his organ shoes had 4 or 5 inch heels--that was what enabled him to = play pedal chords so easily.   gregory       --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? U2 on LAUNCH - Exclusive medley & videos from Greatest Hits CD --0-66529805-1037026743=3D:98882 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3Dus-ascii   <P>Ladies and Gentlemen of the list: <P>Granted 4 or 5 inch shoes are a little high;&nbsp; but if one wants to = buy gentlemen's organ shoes that are a little higher in the heel than = those sold by Organmasters, what brand would one suggest? <P>Thanks in advance. <P>Best wishes to all, <P>Morton Belcher <P>fellow list member... <P>&nbsp;<B><I>Gfc234@aol.com</I></B> wrote: <P>[snip] <BLOCKQUOTE style=3D"PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: = #1010ff 2px solid"> <P><FONT face=3Darial,helvetica><FONT size=3D2>p.s. &nbsp;his organ shoes = had 4 or 5 inch heels--that was what enabled him to play pedal chords so = easily.&nbsp;&nbsp;</FONT></FONT></P> <P><FONT face=3Darial,helvetica><FONT size=3D2>&nbsp;<BR>gregory</FONT> = </P></BLOCKQUOTE></FONT><p><br><hr size=3D1>Do you Yahoo!?<br> <a = href=3D"http://rd.yahoo.com/launch/mailsig/*http://launch.yahoo.com/u2">U2 = on LAUNCH</a> - Exclusive medley & videos from Greatest Hits CD --0-66529805-1037026743=3D:98882--  
(back) Subject: RE: Widor Toccata tempi From: "Arie Vandenberg" <ArieV@classicorgan.com> Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 11:33:24 -0500   At 12:31 AM 11/11/2002 +0000, you wrote: >Me again, > >Anyone heard the old wire recording of Widor playing his own Toccata when =   >he was very, very old? > >The tempi was "possibly" half the speed we normally hear it >at......incredibly slow. > >Regards, > >Colin Mitchell >UK   Colin and list,   Has anyone ever tried playing it that slow? I heard the recording and thought how different. I practised it once that slow, and it is a mean feat, to keep going after more than a couple of pages without speeding up. I think at that speed, you need the acoustics of Saint Sulpice, or Notre Dame to help out.   Arie V.      
(back) Subject: RE: Bach- quirky registration From: <cmys13085@blueyonder.co.uk> Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 17:38:58 -0000   Hello,   I think Bach was very much the romantic at heart also.   I have a general rule of thumb when considering Bach registration:-   "If it can be done on a genuine Baroque Organ, then have no fear"   In this way, I avoid masses of couplers, elaborate stop changes and the = use of "swell" crescendi etc.   As a general rule, I avoid manual reeds unless they are low pressure and = in the "chorus reed" class.=20   I doubt that Bach had great dynamic changes in mind when he wrote the = great master works, but you know, when you hear the real instruments of = the period, you soon realise that adding Positive to Great has a huge = impact as the Cymbel ranks crash in. Also, on many Baroque organs, the = pedal reeds can be VERY powerful in relation to the manual chorus work; = something which almost took my breath away at St.Lauren's, Alkmaar back = in Summer.   Another interesting aspect is the use of doubles in Bach. How superbly = effective it can be to hear a Bach Fugue when, as the stretti argue = away, the dynamic tonal expansion not only includes multiple Mixtures, = but also the adding of 16ft manual Principals and Reeds and 32ft = registers to the Pedal.....all perfectly acceptable on the genuine = instruments.   Expanded sonority seems to be the key to the unfolding drama rather than = increased power.   Of course, Bach always has the last word whether your name is Stokowski, = Glenn Gould, Virgil Fox or Michel Chapuis.......by some miracle, Bach's = music transcends all.   Just a few thoughts on the matter!   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK       -----Original Message----- From: "Beau Surratt" <Beau.Surratt@theatreorgans.com>     I register the a minor in the same way- start small and get big. In=20 the fugue, I start with 8 4 2 11/3 and then go to 8 2 when the pedal is=20 out. I then go back to the first registration and have the great and=20 pedal plenums waiting for the stretto entrance. Towards the end I add=20 the pedal reed and then a manual reed for the flourishes at the end.=20 What can I say....I'm a romantic at heart :)        
(back) Subject: Re: Widor workout From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 12:54:04 EST     --part1_128.1ae741d3.2b0148bc_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 11/10/02 10:42:11 PM Eastern Standard Time, = Gfc234@aol.com writes:     >   THanks... I can get back to work on it!! ;-)   Bruce, with Miles, Molly and Degui in the Muttastery at Howling Acres http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502 check out <A = HREF=3D"http://www.visionsuccess.com/BC2053">Vision Success </A>       --part1_128.1ae741d3.2b0148bc_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 = 11/10/02 10:42:11 PM Eastern Standard Time, Gfc234@aol.com writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">it is B = </BLOCKQUOTE> <BR> <BR>THanks... &nbsp;I can get back to work on it!! &nbsp;;-) <BR> <BR>Bruce, with Miles, Molly and Degui &nbsp;in the Muttastery at Howling = Acres http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502 = &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;check out &nbsp;&nbsp;<A = HREF=3D"http://www.visionsuccess.com/BC2053">Vision Success </A> <BR> <BR></FONT></HTML>   --part1_128.1ae741d3.2b0148bc_boundary--  
(back) Subject: David Peckham plays Rochester Wurlitzer this Saturday. (cross-posted). From: "Kenneth Evans" <kevans1@rochester.rr.com> Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 13:13:03 -0500   The Rochester Theater Organ Society wants to remind you that David Peckham will perform at the Auditorium Center, 875 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14605 at 8:00 p.m. on this coming Saturday, November 16th. Attendance for members is free and for the general public is only $10 each. Tickets are available at the door.   David Peckham has toured the theater organ circuit extensively in the = U.S., Canada, United Kingdom and Australia and has been featured at several ATOS conventions. This will be his ninth presentation for RTOS.   He has also toured as a classical organist after his graduation from the University of Rochester's Eastman School of Music where he studied under = the tutelege of Dr. David Craighead.   Our Wurlitzer is now a 4/23 with the addition of a brass saxophone rank to replace the one "liberated" from it while it was still in Rochester's RKO Palace.   Please visit our website at http://theatreorgans.com/rochestr/ for driving directions and lots of information concerning our instruments and the Society.   Ken Evans, RTOS Director (past-President) kevans1@rochester.rr.com    
(back) Subject: Re: Widor Toccata From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 13:20:22 EST     --part1_192.1075f0c0.2b014ee6_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 11/11/02 3:08:14 AM Eastern Standard Time, = Gfc234@aol.com writes:     > i can't stand people who rely on sily registrations for drama on bach = that > was written for the grandeur of the plenum with pedal reeds. i am such = a > snob... >   Dear SNOB!! heeheehee   The Phantasy and Phugue in g-minor is one of my favorites, too. The = fugue is one of those pieces that when I'm about two pages in my brain starts saying, "you IDIOT! you'll never make it to the end... why do you do = this to yourself!" After I tell my head to "shut-up" and my body to relax, I = go happily on. The fugue is one of my favorites because it is one of = those three-manual pieces. Fortunately, now I'm playing an organ that can actually handle it, having FOUR independent divisions!! woooooooohooooooooooooooo .   The Fantasy is great fun and a very dramatic piece, even moreso than the d-minor for the horror set.... all it needs is a big "BBBWWWAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHA" preceding the opening chord!! I've actually heard that done on a recording made at EpiphanyChurch, Washington DC. = The recording was a memorial set for Garnell (Coleman?) -- I can't look it = up.... I no longer have the set. Anyway, the "Bwaahahaa" was before a big Reger =   piece and it fit perfectly. The recordings were not initially made for public use, but they were all great.   The g-minor fugue is also a great piece for those who enjoy articulation. = It can be incredibly exciting or dreadfully = duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuullll.! ;-)   Bruce, with Miles, Molly and Degui in the Muttastery at Howling Acres http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502 check out <A = HREF=3D"http://www.visionsuccess.com/BC2053">Vision Success </A>       --part1_192.1075f0c0.2b014ee6_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 = 11/11/02 3:08:14 AM Eastern Standard Time, Gfc234@aol.com writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px"> i can't stand = people who rely on sily registrations for drama on bach that was written = for the grandeur of the plenum with pedal reeds. &nbsp;i am such a snob... =   <BR></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>Dear SNOB!! &nbsp;heeheehee <BR> <BR>The Phantasy and Phugue in g-minor is one of my favorites, too. = &nbsp;&nbsp;The fugue is one of those pieces that when I'm about two pages = in my brain starts saying, "you IDIOT! &nbsp;you'll never make it to the = end... &nbsp;why do you do this to yourself!" &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;After I = tell my head to "shut-up" and my body to relax, I go happily on. = &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;The fugue is one of my favorites because it is one = of those three-manual pieces. &nbsp;&nbsp;Fortunately, now I'm playing an = organ that can actually handle it, having FOUR independent divisions!! = &nbsp;woooooooohooooooooooooooo . <BR> <BR>The Fantasy is great fun and a very dramatic piece, even moreso than = the d-minor for the horror set.... &nbsp;&nbsp;all it needs is a big = "BBBWWWAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHA" preceding the opening chord!! = &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;I've actually heard that done on a recording = made at &nbsp;EpiphanyChurch, Washington DC. &nbsp;The recording was a = memorial set for Garnell (Coleman?) -- I can't look it up.... I no longer = have the set. &nbsp;&nbsp;Anyway, the "Bwaahahaa" was before a big Reger = piece and it fit perfectly. &nbsp;&nbsp;The recordings were not initially = made for public use, but they were all great. <BR> <BR>The g-minor fugue is also a great piece for those who enjoy = articulation. &nbsp;It can be incredibly exciting or dreadfully = duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuullll.! &nbsp;;-) <BR> <BR>Bruce, with Miles, Molly and Degui &nbsp;in the Muttastery at Howling Acres = http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502 = &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;check out &nbsp;&nbsp;<A = HREF=3D"http://www.visionsuccess.com/BC2053">Vision Success </A> <BR> <BR></FONT></HTML>   --part1_192.1075f0c0.2b014ee6_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Widor Toccata From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 13:25:36 EST     --part1_78.30540390.2b015020_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 11/11/02 3:22:41 AM Eastern Standard Time, roger2@rogerbrown.no-ip.org writes:     > And for the record, the Widor is my (hackneyed) Christmas Eve Midnight > Mass thing - and it always gets a round of applause.   The Widor Toccata has been my Christmas Eve postlude for yeeeeeeeears. I remember one year when I had FOUR services (4, 6, 7:30 and 11 pm!!!). = They all got the Widor, but at the last service I was soooooooooo tired and = also suffering from the buffet between 7:30 and 11 (!!) that my technique was disappearing and when I reached over for the left hand over right hand section toward the end, my right wrist was too high and I was just = grasping for air with my left hand. I managed to make it through to the end and = got drunken applause from the nave!!! It's just one of those pieces they = love to love. For some, it's probably the "only" classical music they know! = ;-)   Bruce, with Miles, Molly and Degui in the Muttastery at Howling Acres http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502 check out <A = HREF=3D"http://www.visionsuccess.com/BC2053">Vision Success </A>       --part1_78.30540390.2b015020_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 = 11/11/02 3:22:41 AM Eastern Standard Time, roger2@rogerbrown.no-ip.org = writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">And for the = record, the Widor is my (hackneyed) Christmas Eve Midnight <BR>Mass thing - and it always gets a round of applause. </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>The Widor Toccata has been my Christmas Eve postlude for yeeeeeeeears. = &nbsp;I remember one year when I had FOUR services (4, 6, 7:30 and 11 = pm!!!). &nbsp;&nbsp;They all got the Widor, but at the last service I was = soooooooooo tired and also suffering from the buffet between 7:30 and 11 = (!!) that my technique was disappearing and when I reached over for the = left hand over right hand section toward the end, my right wrist was too = high and I was just grasping for air with my left hand. = &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;I managed to make it through to the end and got drunken = applause from the nave!!! &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;It's just one of those pieces = they love to love. &nbsp;For some, it's probably the "only" classical = music they know! &nbsp;;-) <BR> <BR>Bruce, with Miles, Molly and Degui &nbsp;in the Muttastery at Howling = Acres http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502 = &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;check out &nbsp;&nbsp;<A = HREF=3D"http://www.visionsuccess.com/BC2053">Vision Success </A> <BR> <BR></FONT></HTML>   --part1_78.30540390.2b015020_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Organ Shoes, (formerly Cameron Carpenter concert) From: <Gfc234@aol.com> Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 17:12:58 EST     --part1_65.1c53cdb.2b01856a_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   they were custom made--just go to a cobbler.   --part1_65.1c53cdb.2b01856a_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>they were custom = made--just go to a cobbler.</FONT></HTML>   --part1_65.1c53cdb.2b01856a_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Widor Toccata From: <Gfc234@aol.com> Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 17:23:29 EST     --part1_ac.30e75c1e.2b0187e1_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Someone used the words bizarre, defiant, humorous, burlesque and teutonic = to describe the music of Reger. I love Reger so much-especially the chorale fantasy ann fugue on Wachet Auf. Wow-this is the first time Reger has = been brought up on this list!   --part1_ac.30e75c1e.2b0187e1_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>Someone used the words = bizarre, defiant, humorous, burlesque and teutonic to describe the music = of Reger. &nbsp;I love Reger so much-especially the chorale fantasy ann = fugue on Wachet Auf. &nbsp;Wow-this is the first time Reger has been = brought up on this list!</FONT></HTML>   --part1_ac.30e75c1e.2b0187e1_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Erhazler From: "Jonathan B. Hall" <jonathan@jonathanbhall.com> Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 14:49:22 -0800 (PST)   Hi!   I quote a wee snippet or two regarding the discussion on the meaning of the word "Erzhaler":     Dennis, Zahlung means payment. Zahlen is to pay, such as a bill in a restaurant. Paul ----- Original Message ----- From: "First Christian Church of Casey, IL" <kzrev@rr1.net> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Sunday, November 10, 2002 2:34 PM Subject: Erzahler     > Did you know that erzahler means story teller? > Greg     ---Yes, indeed, it DOES mean Story-teller. "The Heavens Are Telling" from Haydn's Creation is sung, in German, as "Die Himmel Erzhalen." Skinner named his stop 'story-teller' as a poetic evocation of its voice, which he felt was clear and engaging, like, well, a story-teller!...the Erzhaler has an octave harmonic equal to its fundamental, is usually unenclosed, and is meant as a choral accompaniment stop.   For seven years I played Aeolian-Skinner opus 1516, which had once been a 1914 Skinner, at 4th Pres., Chicago. Although most of the organ was frankly a tragedy after its misguided 1971 rebuilding, the rebuilders retained the ORIGINAL Kleiner Erzhaler and its celeste...thank God for small favors. It's really a lovely stop. (Goudling and Wood did a lot to improve matters in 1995.)   My dear old 4 manual 1924 Skinner on the South Side of Chicago still has a luscious full-scale Erzhaler on the Great, and the all-time sweetest flute celeste ever found on a Swell....   Anyhow, that's the 'story' of the Erzhaler!     Best   Jon NYC  
(back) Subject: Erhazler, erzahler, whatever From: "Jonathan B. Hall" <jonathan@jonathanbhall.com> Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 14:50:23 -0800 (PST)   Sorry! All that ex-cathedra opinion, and I spelled the name of the stop wrong in the subject line! Oy, it's been that kind of day!   :)   J  
(back) Subject: Worse and worse From: "Jonathan B. Hall" <jonathan@jonathanbhall.com> Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 14:52:09 -0800 (PST)   Yes, of course, and I spelled it wrong throughout the piece. Just take me outside and shoot me.   J  
(back) Subject: Re: Widor Toccata From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 17:52:39 EST     --part1_21.2726cc99.2b018eb7_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 11/11/02 5:24:18 PM Eastern Standard Time, = Gfc234@aol.com writes:     > Someone used the words bizarre, defiant, humorous, burlesque and = teutonic to >   I love Regar, too, especially the Toccata and Fugue in d-minor/major!! = I especially enjoy the way he seems to keep a record of all the chords he = uses in a piece and then includes all of the "unused" ones in the final = cadence. Stunning!!! ;-)   Bruce, with Miles, Molly and Degui in the Muttastery at Howling Acres http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502 check out <A = HREF=3D"http://www.visionsuccess.com/BC2053">Vision Success </A>       --part1_21.2726cc99.2b018eb7_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 = 11/11/02 5:24:18 PM Eastern Standard Time, Gfc234@aol.com writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">Someone used the = words bizarre, defiant, humorous, burlesque and teutonic to describe the = music of Reger. </BLOCKQUOTE> <BR> <BR>I love Regar, too, especially the Toccata and Fugue in d-minor/major!! = &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;I especially enjoy the way he seems to keep a record of = all the chords he uses in a piece and then includes all of the "unused" = ones in the final cadence. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Stunning!!! &nbsp;;-) <BR> <BR>Bruce, with Miles, Molly and Degui &nbsp;in the Muttastery at Howling = Acres http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502 = &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;check out &nbsp;&nbsp;<A = HREF=3D"http://www.visionsuccess.com/BC2053">Vision Success </A> <BR> <BR></FONT></HTML>   --part1_21.2726cc99.2b018eb7_boundary--