PipeChat Digest #3168 - Friday, October 11, 2002
 
Re: Pipe Organ Quotations
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Pipe Organ Quotations
  by "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net>
Re: Pipe Organ Quotations
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Reading about pipes and stuff
  by "MediaConstituents" <kealypaul@yahoo.com>
Re: Pipe Organ Quotations
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com>
Re: Pipe Organ Quotations
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Pipe Organ Quotations From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 11:23:04 -0400   On 10/9/02 7:14 PM, "Tspiggle@aol.com" <Tspiggle@aol.com> wrote:   > "When the organ begins to play, it helps us understand God's majesty. > When the organ stops playing, it helps us understand God's mercy" >=20 Which reminds me of the dedication of the new organ under the dome of the City Hall in ?Birmingham, England. Say 150 years ago. The Lord Mayor and assorted dignitaries gathered in the rotunda. The organist was in the swallow's nest far up the wall. The dignitaries were glancing over their copies of the Programme=8Bwhere they read, "The organ will begin to play at 1= 2 o'clock." At 12, the Lord Mayor looked up to the console to cue the organist, who, however, was just standing there LOOKING at the console. Various hand signals were exchanged. No music. The organist held up his Programme, and pointed to it (pointedly).   Lord Mayor got the message. Cleared his throat, and addressed the assemblage. "The musicipal organist, Maestro Rugbert Thistlethwaite, will now play the organ!" Whereupon, he did.   Alan            
(back) Subject: Re: Pipe Organ Quotations From: "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 19:32:34 -0400   Dear Alan and List,   The variation on that theme I know concerned W. T. Best at St. George's Hall, Liverpool. The Lord Mayor announced "The Organ will now play," and Best remained in his place waiting for the miracle to occur.   Cheers,   Malcolm Wechsler, who wishes the Organ would play for the rather = complicated wedding on Saturday morning.   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Thursday, October 10, 2002 11:23 AM Subject: Re: Pipe Organ Quotations     On 10/9/02 7:14 PM, "Tspiggle@aol.com" <Tspiggle@aol.com> wrote:   > "When the organ begins to play, it helps us understand God's majesty. > When the organ stops playing, it helps us understand God's mercy" > Which reminds me of the dedication of the new organ under the dome of the City Hall in ?Birmingham, England. Say 150 years ago. The Lord Mayor and assorted dignitaries gathered in the rotunda. The organist was in the swallow's nest far up the wall. The dignitaries were glancing over their copies of the Programme o'clock." At 12, the Lord Mayor looked up to the console to cue the organist, who, however, was just standing there LOOKING at the console. Various hand signals were exchanged. No music. The organist held up his Programme, and pointed to it (pointedly).   Lord Mayor got the message. Cleared his throat, and addressed the assemblage. "The musicipal organist, Maestro Rugbert Thistlethwaite, will now play the organ!" Whereupon, he did.   Alan          
(back) Subject: Re: Pipe Organ Quotations From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 19:48:13 -0400   On 10/10/02 7:32 PM, "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net> wrote:   > Dear Alan and List, > > The variation on that theme I know concerned W. T. Best at St. George's > Hall, Liverpool. The Lord Mayor announced "The Organ will now play," and > Best remained in his place waiting for the miracle to occur. > Malcolm. I LOVE it. You certainly know that I'm more than DELIGHTED to have your corrective on this story. I can't imagine where I read it; but = it was somewhere many years ago.   Well, obviously, when you were prepubertal, we were somewhat semi-contemporaneus. I'm not well tonight, so pleas fortieth connection.   Alan (Later, I hope)          
(back) Subject: Reading about pipes and stuff From: "MediaConstituents" <kealypaul@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 18:11:07 -0700 (PDT)   Alan ... you're such a joy to read! Life can be fun as well as informative! Always enjoy your contributions!   Paul Kealy   __________________________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Faith Hill - Exclusive Performances, Videos & More http://faith.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Pipe Organ Quotations From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 20:13:01 -0500   I believe this was only about 50 years ago, and was at Huddersfield Town Hall, rather than Birmingham. More recently, about ten years ago, the organ was rebuilt again, with all the latest bells and whistles including MIDI record and play back. True to tradition the mayor announced, "The organ will now play" -- aand this time it did.   John Speller   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Thursday, October 10, 2002 10:23 AM Subject: Re: Pipe Organ Quotations     On 10/9/02 7:14 PM, "Tspiggle@aol.com" <Tspiggle@aol.com> wrote:   > "When the organ begins to play, it helps us understand God's majesty. > When the organ stops playing, it helps us understand God's mercy" > Which reminds me of the dedication of the new organ under the dome of the City Hall in ?Birmingham, England. Say 150 years ago. The Lord Mayor and assorted dignitaries gathered in the rotunda. The organist was in the swallow's nest far up the wall. The dignitaries were glancing over their copies of the Programme=8Bwhere they read, "The organ will begin to play = at 12 o'clock." At 12, the Lord Mayor looked up to the console to cue the organist, who, however, was just standing there LOOKING at the console. Various hand signals were exchanged. No music. The organist held up his Programme, and pointed to it (pointedly).   Lord Mayor got the message. Cleared his throat, and addressed the assemblage. "The musicipal organist, Maestro Rugbert Thistlethwaite, will now play the organ!" Whereupon, he did.      
(back) Subject: Re: Pipe Organ Quotations From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2002 00:25:58 -0400   On 10/10/02 9:13 PM, "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> wrote:   > I believe this was only about 50 years ago, and was at Huddersfield Town > Hall, rather than Birmingham. More recently, about ten years ago, the > organ was rebuilt again, with all the latest bells and whistles = including > MIDI record and play back. True to tradition the mayor announced, "The > organ will now play" -- aand this time it did. > > John Speller > No kidding! Hey, you may be right. And I'm glad to have your correction. (Though it seems to me I read the story more than 50 years ago--but I = could be wrong about THAT, too.)   Enjoying French toast at midnight. (It toasted itself.)   Alan