PipeChat Digest #3202 - Thursday, October 31, 2002
 
Felix Hell in Saratoga Springs, Friday, November 1
  by <Hell-Concerts@t-online.de>
Antique Pipe Organ and Reed Organ(long)(crossposted)
  by "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org>
Clarification on N&S organ in Kalamazoo
  by <prhoch@michiana.org>
[Fwd: [MethodistMusicians]Moses Hogan]
  by "Margo Dillard" <dillardm@airmail.net>
FWD:  Funeral Music
  by "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org>
Re: Clarification on N&S organ in Kalamazoo
  by "Mike Gettelman" <mike3247@earthlink.net>
searching for hymn tune "Ambersley"
  by "Gilson" <sgilson@sympatico.ca>
Re: searching for hymn tune "Ambersley"
  by "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz>
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(back) Subject: Felix Hell in Saratoga Springs, Friday, November 1 From: <Hell-Concerts@t-online.de> Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 13:40:46 +0100 (CET)   Dear listmembers,   thanks to Ben Chi for publishing the particulars of the upcoming concert.   Here is the program:   JSBach - Toccata and Fugue F Major, BWV 540 - "Schmuecke dich o liebe Seele" (Leipzig Chorale), BWV 654 - Prelude and Fugue A Minor, BWV 543 - "O Mensch bewein dein Suende gross", BWV 622 - Prelude and Fugue Eflat Major, 582   INTERMISSION   Felix Mendelssohn - Sonata No. 3 - Sonata No. 6 - Sonata No. 1   The organ:   Frobenius, op. 995 (1996) 2 manuals and pedal, 27 speaking stops, 30 ranks, 1700 pipes mechanical key action   The sliders for the stops are drawn mechanically via the stop-knobs, but may also be drawn via an electronic combination system.   Hans-Friedrich Hell   Ben Chi wrote: > Anyway, from Felix's website (http://www.felix-hell.com), > I find the recital to take place on Friday, November 1, > at 8 p.m. at the United Methodist Church at 175 Fifth Av > in Saratoga Springs, NY (518-584-3720). Locals will know > where the church is. For out-of-towners, I've posted a > map on PIPORG-L's web site: > http://www.albany.edu/piporg-l/umc.gif > If you come via I-87 (Adirondack Northway), it looks like > exit 14 is best. Take 9P west toward Saratoga. Take the > first right onto Henning Rd. The first left off Henning > Rd (about 0.7 mi) is Fifth Avenue and the church is right > there on the right. > > Hopefully all this detail makes up for my previous > vagueness. > > /bec > > > Ben Chi > mailto:bechi@bechi.org > http://www.albany.edu/faculty/bec/ > > :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: > Note: opinions expressed on PIPORG-L are those of the > individual con- > tributors and not necessarily those of the list owners > nor of the Uni- > versity at Albany. For a brief summary of list > commands, send mail to > listserv@listserv.albany.edu saying GET LSVCMMDS.TXT > or see the web > page at http://www.albany.edu/piporg-l/lsvcmmds.html . > :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: >  
(back) Subject: Antique Pipe Organ and Reed Organ(long)(crossposted) From: "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org> Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 07:58:48 -0600   Dear Lists,   I received this information last week through the CATOE website. Even though it is not theatre organ related I contacted the owner to find out more information. He contacted me again to say he has to have both organs out of his house within the next two weeks. Organs are located in a residence in a Chicago suburb. Due to the short time I am posting this to several lists to get as wide a possible dissemination of the information, in the hope that someone might want to preserve this for its historical value, or obtain it as a practice instrument. If you receive this several time, I apologize. I have not seen =   the instruments but have uploaded the pictures he sent me. They can be found at: http://opus1100.home.mindspring.com/jardine.html   From: "The Beechers" <page.beecher@att.net> To: <info@catoe.org> Subject: Antique Pipe Organ for sale Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2002 21:04:37 -0500 X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2720.3000   We have an antique pipe organ that we wish to sell because we are moving out of state and it is no longer being played. The instrument was manufactured by The George Jardine Company, New York, probably in the 1800s. It was originally manually pumped by lever action. Later this method was replaced by a large blower. The latest patent listed on the blower housing =   was 1921. Several decades ago I reconverted it to original pumping mode = and built a slow speed belt and lever arm arrangement to replace the manual operation. At the same time the bellows were recovered but probably now need it = again. As a matter of interest there is an organ that is identical, or very much like it, in the Henry Ford Museum collection in Dearborn MI. The organ is presently located in our lower level family room in Elmhurst IL but can be easily disassembled and moved by experienced movers. Any suggestions on how we can get in contact with interested buyers would be greatly appreciated. Digital photos have been taken showing details of the instrument and can = be Emailed. We can be contacted by Email at page.beecher@att.net Sincerely, William H. Beecher   PIPE ORGAN   (Left side)   GT. CH. = SW. Diapason Geigen Stopped Principal = Diapason 8' 8'   (Right side)   GT. GR. = CH. FIFTEENTH Octave FUGARA 2' 4' 4'           REED ORGAN (Left to right)   Subbay Diapason Viola SW Vox Seraphone Voix Melodia Treble Complex Dulciana Humania Celeste Complex 8'       From: "The Beechers" <page.beecher@att.net> To: "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org> Subject: Re: Antique Pipe Organ for sale Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2002 13:22:23 -0500 X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2720.3000   Mr. Habermaas, Here are several pictures of our pipe organ as we discussed. I made a = quick count of the pipes and came up with 173 metal and 23 wood. As you can see the top trim on the organ front has been removed--which was done by the previous owner. Some pieces of this trim were salvaged and should be of help in restoring the instrument. We are open to all suggestions as to the future of this instrument. Best regards, Bill Beecher   From: "The Beechers" <page.beecher@att.net> To: "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org> Subject: Re: Antique Pipe Organ and Reed Organ Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2002 19:36:23 -0600 X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2720.3000   Jon Our moving schedule has really tightened up so it is necessary to find a = new home for both of our organs as soon as possible. To accomplish this we = would like to donate both of them to a historical society. Possibly a write of would be in order. We would like to have them out of our house by Nov 16 so some clean up can be done. Please let me know if this is possible. Thanks, Bill          
(back) Subject: Clarification on N&S organ in Kalamazoo From: <prhoch@michiana.org> Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 17:17:08 -0000   I wish to make it clear to Mike G. and all else who take offense at my observations that I was not in any way suggesting fraud on the part of Nichols & Simpson. I did, indeed, meet Joe Nichols and have no quibble with him or the work of his firm.   My remark was prompted by this: When I asked about the absence of any electronic voice identification in the printed program, N&S employees pointed out that "this is not our official stop list." A visit = to the official website yielded no differing results.   Some organ lovers want such additions clearly identified. My ears are not critical enough to be offended when electronics are mixed with pipes--as long as the room, the pipes and the digital voices are well-married. I DO get distressed when hearing a shrieking electronic installation which claims to sound like "the real thing."   Mr. Nichols, Mr. Simpson, and all the employees I met on Sunday: I'd take another long drive to hear one of your instruments and talk with you again.   Paul    
(back) Subject: [Fwd: [MethodistMusicians]Moses Hogan] From: "Margo Dillard" <dillardm@airmail.net> Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 13:17:37 -0600       Dean_McIntyre@GBOD.ORG wrote:   > Information is being distributed that Moses Hogan, age 44, is very ill, > having suffered a major stroke last week. He has also been diagnosed = with > brain cancer. He is in a New Orleans hospice facility. Cards and = messages > may be sent to him at: > > Moses Hogan > 1111 S. Peters Street > New Orleans LA 70130 >    
(back) Subject: FWD: Funeral Music From: "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org> Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 17:01:18 -0600   For some reason the server is not allowing messages with a link to Ebay go through it so I just found this message from one of our subscribers in the Bounced Mail. I am forwarding it without the http:// part of the Ebay link so hopefully it will get distributed to everyone.   David   ***************************************************************************= *** Subject: Funeral Music From: "Daniel Muller" <DVM5704@dcccd.edu> Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 08:26:08 -0600   Here are a few suggestions:   You may look up liturgical repertoire for All Souls' Day as well as Requiem music. Although strictly speaking there is no organ solo music for Requiem Masses, there are a number of beautiful melodies (e.g., Introit, Communion, In paradisum) in the chant Mass as well as in so many settings. I will be playing part of Dom Paul Benoit's Triptyque pour Orgue (Pro Defunctis), the Prelude au "Subvenite," for the prelude this Saturday. I find it to be beautiful, peaceful, and prayerful as well as liturgical, just as the rest of his works. For more information on Paul Benoit, OSB, you may look at a good "fan page" by Mr. Nance at   http://pws.prserv.net/usinet.danance/dpb/index.html   I happen to have Gieschen's The Parish Organist: Music for Funerals and Memorial Services (Concordia, 1962) at hand:   What God Ordains is Always Good - Pachelbel Jesus Christ, My Sure Defense - Walther Finale, St. Matthew Passion - JSB Sonatina from God's Time is Best - JSB Lord, Let at Last Thine Angels Come - Richard Gore Have Mercy upon Me, O Lord - JSB O World, I Now Must Leave Thee - Brahms Jerusalem, Thou City Fair and High - James Engel What God Ordains is Always Good - Theodore Beck I Know that My Redeemer Lives - Hugo Gehrke (I want to use this during Easter season if I can fit it in) Oh, How Blest are Ye Whose Toils are Ended - Paul Bouman For Me to Live is Jesus - Pachelbel JSB - The Will of God is Always Best If Thou but Suffer God to Guide Thee Come, Gentle Death, Come, Blessed Peace What God Ordains is Always Good   I noticed that there is a collection being auctioned on eBay; it may be more your or someone else's cup of. You might look at the scanned table of contents for an idea or two.   <cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3D913647963>   I happen to think that crying is cathartic -- not necessarily a bad thing at all. When at another parish I once programmed A. Lloyd Webber's Pie Jesu from his "Requiem" for a funeral (vocal duet plus organ), everybody with the possible exception of the singers cried, and I received profuse thanks as well as many compliments.   Daniel Muller Blessed Sacrament Church Dallas, Texas  
(back) Subject: Re: Clarification on N&S organ in Kalamazoo From: "Mike Gettelman" <mike3247@earthlink.net> Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 19:15:50 -0500   Dear Paul, Thank you for clearing up the motives for your remarks. Please permit = me in kind, to offer a bit of explanation for mine. A bit more than a year ago, Joe Nichols and the N&S crew gave me my = first glimpse into the pipe organ building business by extending an invitation = to visit their shop in Little Rock. I was warmly recieved and had a terrific time = poking my nose into everything they were doing, including seeing the plans and = hearing about the very organ we heard last Sunday in Kalamazoo. I also had the chance to = hear some of their local instruments and travel with Joe to an installation that was = going on in Paragould Arkansas at that time. I came away from that experience with = warm feelings for Joe and all the N&S crew, and with the firm impression that = these people were doing things the right way, with commitment to quality, = craftsmanship, musical excellence, and above all, unquestionable integrity. I was actually preparing my own report of the Kalamazoo concert when = your post came through my inbox. I read the first part happily, knowing someone else = had enjoyed the concert and the organ as much as I had. That feeling came to = an abrupt end when I got to your paragraph about the digital pedal stops. I think = you can see now how your remarks might be misconstrued, particularly by one as = fiercely loyal to the only organ company mentioned in the post, as I. As you read, my horns = sprouted, my claws extended, and my fangs were revealed. I do now apologize for that = over reaction, and extend the olive branch, for it was sincerely not my = intention to chase anybody from the list. I hope the telling of my adventure at N&S = last year serves to explain my knee jerk reaction to your comments, and I hope you = will allow me to start a fresh slate with you. Welcome to Pipechat, and I look = forward to reading your input to our future discussions. I promise to be more civil = as long as you don't dis my friends. (grin)   All My Best Mike Gettelman   prhoch@michiana.org wrote:   > I wish to make it clear to Mike G. and all else who take offense at my > observations that I was not in any way suggesting fraud on the part of > Nichols & Simpson. I did, indeed, meet Joe Nichols and have no > quibble with him or the work of his firm. > > My remark was prompted by this: When I asked about the absence of > any electronic voice identification in the printed program, N&S > employees pointed out that "this is not our official stop list." A = visit to the > official website yielded no differing results. > > Some organ lovers want such additions clearly identified. My ears are > not critical enough to be offended when electronics are mixed with > pipes--as long as the room, the pipes and the digital voices are > well-married. I DO get distressed when hearing a shrieking electronic > installation which claims to sound like "the real thing." > > Mr. Nichols, Mr. Simpson, and all the employees I met on Sunday: I'd > take another long drive to hear one of your instruments and talk with = you > again. > > Paul >    
(back) Subject: searching for hymn tune "Ambersley" From: "Gilson" <sgilson@sympatico.ca> Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 22:17:48 -0800   Hello all,   A parishioner handed me a newspaper clipping titled "Hymns for Airmen" = which makes reference to the tune "Ambersley". I have at least 10 hymnals, some = of them going back to the 1870's, and I can find no listing anywhere for this tune. The meter is 8787. Has anyone seen or heard of it?   Thanx   Steve Gilson Organist and Choirmaster St. Andrew's Presbyterian St. Lambert, Quebec    
(back) Subject: Re: searching for hymn tune "Ambersley" From: "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2002 17:23:07 +1300   The nearest I can think of is Ombersley, though that's LM in metre, No.24 = in the 1927 Church of Scotland book, to "Lord of all being, throned afar", a lovely old tune. Ross -----Original Message----- From: Gilson <sgilson@sympatico.ca> To: Piporg List <PIPORG-L@LISTSERV.ALBANY.EDU>; Pipechat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Date: Thursday, October 31, 2002 4:20 PM Subject: searching for hymn tune "Ambersley"     >Hello all, > >A parishioner handed me a newspaper clipping titled "Hymns for Airmen" which >makes reference to the tune "Ambersley". I have at least 10 hymnals, some of >them going back to the 1870's, and I can find no listing anywhere for = this >tune. The meter is 8787. Has anyone seen or heard of it? > >Thanx > >Steve Gilson >Organist and Choirmaster >St. Andrew's Presbyterian >St. Lambert, Quebec > > >"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 >    
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