PipeChat Digest #3124 - Friday, September 13, 2002
 
Protestant versus latin hymns
  by "Marek Miskowicz" <miskow@uci.agh.edu.pl>
Re: Young Organists
  by <Steskinner@aol.com>
Bank's of York UK
  by <cmys13085@blueyonder.co.uk>
Re: Protestant versus Latin hymns
  by "Richard Jordan" <mail@gesangbuch.org>
Howells of protest
  by <cmys13085@blueyonder.co.uk>
Minister of music position available.
  by "Rev. Ed" <edwardorgan@hotmail.com>
RE: Protestant versus latin hymns
  by "Emmons, Paul" <pemmons@wcupa.edu>
RE: Bank's of York UK
  by "Emmons, Paul" <pemmons@wcupa.edu>
RE: Protestant versus latin hymns
  by "Emmons, Paul" <pemmons@wcupa.edu>
Jean Guy Dube'  1926-2002 Dubay Organs Burlington Ont.
  by "Nelson Denton" <ndenton@cogeco.ca>
Re: Jean-Guy Dube'  1926-2002 Dubay Organs Burlington Ont.- Corrections
  by "Nelson Denton" <ndenton@cogeco.ca>
free console (X-post)
  by "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@earthlink.net>
Re:  Banks Music UK
  by "Paul Austin" <paulaustin1@btopenworld.com>
Re: Howells of protest
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
RE: Protestant versus latin hymns
  by "Marek Miskowicz" <miskow@uci.agh.edu.pl>
Re: Organ crawl on DVD? (was: Re: Felix Hell - Luebeck CD)
  by <LeliaLoban@aol.com>
OT but cute!   Customs dogs
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Organ crawl on DVD? (was: Re: Felix Hell - Luebeck CD)
  by <LeliaLoban@aol.com>
Re: Young Organists
  by "David Carter" <davidorganist2002@yahoo.com>
 

(back) Subject: Protestant versus latin hymns From: "Marek Miskowicz" <miskow@uci.agh.edu.pl> Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2002 11:15:03 +0200 (CEST)     Dear list, Could anyone indicate where to find relationships between the protestant and latin hymns? Some examples are well known (e.g. Nun komm der Heiden Heiland =3D Veni = Redemptor gentium), the origin of other ones is not so clear. The interaction constitutes a proof of unusual beauty of some texts or tunes which are admired through centuries in Christian churches.   Marek Miskowicz Cracow, Poland     On Thu, 12 Sep 2002, Richard Jordan wrote:   > At 09:56 AM 9/12/02 -0400, you wrote: > > > >Can anyone tell me where to find the tune and especially the words to = the > >chorale "Mein gott, das herze bring ich dir", which Johann Ludwig Krebs = set > >as a chorale prelude? In German would be OK > > > > One resource could be > www.Gesangbuch.org > which is a new German hymn site > and it will have lyrics in german as well as the tunes > unfortunately it is not yet available there > [although volunteers are most welcome] > > Failing that > its time to refer to either > Wackernagel or Zahn > (complete titles can be found at gesangbuch.org) > > > > Regards, > Richard Jordan > > http://www.Lutheran-Hymnal.com > http://www.OnJordansBanks.com > > "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: Young Organists From: <Steskinner@aol.com> Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2002 06:48:56 EDT     --part1_12d.173a2df0.2ab31c98_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 9/12/2002 9:01:53 AM Eastern Daylight Time, fbcorganist@charter.net writes:     > Cameron Carpenter, a student at Julliard, played a recital at Central > Baptist Church, Bearden, in Knoxville, TN. It was absolutely > breath-taking. His pedal technique was incredible. Does anyone have = any > comments on him?   Cameron grew up not far from Erie, and has come by First Pres of the = Covenant (1983 5/103 Schantz/Skinner) many times. His improvs are terrific, and theater style and orchestral transcriptions are a special talent of his. = He also recorded a CD here, but I've not heard it.   Steven Skinner Minister of Music First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant Erie, PA   --part1_12d.173a2df0.2ab31c98_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 = 9/12/2002 9:01:53 AM Eastern Daylight Time, fbcorganist@charter.net = writes:<BR> <BR> <BR> <BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">Cameron Carpenter, = a student at Julliard, played a recital at Central Baptist Church, = Bearden, in Knoxville, TN.&nbsp; It was absolutely breath-taking.&nbsp; = His pedal technique was incredible.&nbsp; Does anyone have any comments on = him?</BLOCKQUOTE><BR> <BR> Cameron grew up not far from Erie, and has come by First Pres of the = Covenant (1983 5/103 Schantz/Skinner) many times. His improvs are = terrific, and theater style and orchestral transcriptions are a special = talent of his. He also recorded a CD here, but I've not heard it.<BR> <BR> Steven Skinner<BR> Minister of Music<BR> First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant<BR> Erie, PA</FONT></HTML>   --part1_12d.173a2df0.2ab31c98_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Bank's of York UK From: <cmys13085@blueyonder.co.uk> Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2002 14:30:29 +0100   Hello,   I don't know another music shop like Bank's of York in the UK.   I used to delight in finding obscure bits of music and then going along = to see if they had it. Nicholas, the amazing music salesman, would = always give me one of his shy smiles and then ask something like, "Would = that be the Opus 52 or the 53?"   This usually sent me scurrying to find out what each was!!!   He is full of gems, such as, "Well you know, Bossi was Organist to the = Pope, so I expect he behaved himself!"   You just know that there is a hidden scandal waiting to emerge.   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK       -----Original Message----- From: "Bruce Miles" <bruce@gbmuk.fsnet.co.uk> . I'm pretty sure it's still in print - any decent music outlet should be able to supply = it. Banks of York, UK certainly can.=20   Music shops and even the publishers never seem to have the faintest idea what is in the albums they sell. .    
(back) Subject: Re: Protestant versus Latin hymns From: "Richard Jordan" <mail@gesangbuch.org> Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2002 08:45:20 -0500   At 11:15 AM 9/13/02 +0200, you wrote: >Could anyone indicate where to find relationships between the protestant >and latin hymns? >Some examples are well known (e.g. Nun komm der Heiden Heiland =3D Veni Redemptor >gentium), the origin of other ones is not so clear. >The interaction constitutes a proof of unusual beauty of some texts or >tunes which are admired through centuries in Christian churches.   There is a small problem in answering this question, because there is quite a difference between Lutherans and the protestants. Lutherans have historically regarded themselves as catholic - just not Roman Catholic and so have adopted all the historic hymns of the church, [with the exception of Mary hymns and perhanps a few others] however Just as Greek hymns were translated into Latin so Latin hymns were translated into the language of the people German in those countries who spoke it, or whatever language the people = spoke. And while German translations were usual, there were some hymns that continued to be sung in Latin even in German congregations right up to the 1900's. Those protestants who followed Calvin spent many years where all they sung were Psalms, and tended to abandon the historic hymns of the church. Sadly when the German Lutherans in America began the switch to English, is response to the world wars, they did not have much timme to work on translations, and depended rather heavily on the translations from German to English done by the English church chiefly by those who would become Methodists.       Regards, Richard Jordan   http://www.Lutheran-Hymnal.com http://www.OnJordansBanks.com  
(back) Subject: Howells of protest From: <cmys13085@blueyonder.co.uk> Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2002 15:03:43 +0100   Dearest all,   Could we please, please, PLEASE stop talking about the "music" of = Herbert Howells.....I am beginning to feel ill.   Instead, here is a nice change of subject which I will call "tricks of = the trade".   When confronted by an instrument with few resources, one with problems = or one which just sounds right for the purpose, I often delight (during = the hymns) in "expanding" the tonality by creating "hidden" effects.   No 2ft Flute? No problem!   I just play with the right hand an octave higher on the 8ft and 4ft = Flutes.   No Celeste?   With extreme care, it is possible (sometimes) to push a quiet Dulciana = in far enough (but not too far) and couple it to a String.....it works = in the middle two octaves only.   The organ lacks a Tuba? Add the Open no.1 to the Trumpet   No real Full Swell? Play with the Left Hand an octave lower using 8ft = reeds plus a 4ft Principal for the small Full Swell, and the Mixture = added for the big Full Swell.   Finding a suitable clarity for Bach can be a problem on some Romantic = instruments, but this trick works very, very well.   Assuming that the organ has a Great to Mixture of perhaps 15.19.22, but = breaking back to 8.12.15 quite early.....a quite robust but less than = brilliant sound. The same Mixture composition is found on a quite useful = Swell Organ with about 12 stops which include a full complement of reeds = at 16, 8 & 4ft pitches. The organ has two very useful couplers.....Swell = to Pedal and a Swell Octave to Great.   What I did at a recital was to use the Swell as a restrained reed and = Mixture division, coupled through to the Great with the Octave Coupler = alone. This immediately added considerable brilliance with the 4ft, 2ft = and Mixture ranks quietly shrieking away, whilst the 16ft and 8ft reeds = became 8ft and 4ft. Any "run out" on the reeds really isn't noticeable, = because reeds usually become flues at the top end.   The great trick is then to couple the Swell to the Pedal, which provides = clarity and quieter reed tones to the Pedal organ at 16 & 8ft pitches = with the Swell Mixture adding quiet brilliance.   It's a neat trick which works so well, with few disadvantages. For a = second division, the Choir Organ usualy suffices if it has a chorus at = all.   Asort of quasi Cornet is possible with a 2ft Flute and a nice round = Clarinet in combination....but it sometimes just sounds awful.   Another gem is the use of a keen string such as a Viole d'Orchestre and = a 2.2/3ft Nazard.......sometimes the perfect Orchestral Oboe which fools = even me!   A slow speaking 16ft metal (especially a good Violone) can sound = "plucked" when it is played staccato in slow movements of Bach such as = the Adagio from the Toccata, Adagio & Fugue........Fr.Willis = particularly.   A friend of mine gets a wonderful Tubular Bell effect from a Doppel = Flute, but he will not tell me what notes he plays to produce = it.......grrrrr!   Finally, just when you envy that glorious Full Swell and 32ft reed at = King's College, Cambridge, don't despair!   For this trick, you need a spare 8ft Flute such as a Claribel or Hohl = Flute, a good Open Wood and 16ft Pedal Reed. For the "King's College = effect" you play Full Swell with Octave Coupler, but an octave lower = with the Right Hand....re-arranging the notes and thickening up the = texture. (No one can tell the difference!) THEN, on the last few chords = of the verse, you play Major Chords in the bottom octave of the 8ft = Flute (even if the tune is in the Minor key) with the bass line acting = as roots for the Major Chords.   Sometimes, this synthesis produces the classic Compton effect of a 32ft = reed; but it doesn't always work.   I FEEL SURE THAT I HAVE MISSED A FEW?   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK                
(back) Subject: Minister of music position available. From: "Rev. Ed" <edwardorgan@hotmail.com> Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2002 14:05:59 +0000   Listers, I'm just passing this word. If it may benifit you, just contact her.   Thanks, Rev. E. Dawson edwardorgan@hotmail.com     From: TPATCHIN@aol.com Subject: minister of music position available.   I met a lady in the hospital where my church was and she realized I = was a minister of music. She began talking and made me aware that her church = is hunting for a minister of Music. Since she was from out of town. I ask = for the church name and address so I could post it and make you guys aware of this opening. Sounds like a good Baptist church with a minister of approximately 40-45 years old. Averages about 350 in attendance on Sunday =   am worship service. Salary she was unsure of but thought it would be = around $50,000.   Here's the info: Dorrisville Baptist Church 1300 Feazel Street Harrisburg, IL 62946 Pastor is Dewayne Taylor   In Christ, Teresa Patchin Bethel Temple Community Church Evansville, IN         _________________________________________________________________ Send and receive Hotmail on your mobile device: http://mobile.msn.com    
(back) Subject: RE: Protestant versus latin hymns From: "Emmons, Paul" <pemmons@wcupa.edu> Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2002 11:10:04 -0400   >Could anyone indicate where to find relationships between the protestant and latin hymns?   A pamphlet (or perhaps it's a long article in a paperback book) published = in the U.S. (by Concordia?) in the 1950s or early 60s deals with this = question in a scholarly way. My recollection is that the author is Johannes = Riedel. I have it at home somewhere. If I can remember I'll search for it and provide a better citation-- meanwhile search some online library catalogs under that name and see what you come up with. (If I'm thinking of the = book "Cantors at the Crossroads", it might be an article in that book, but I think that it is also a separate publication).   Gotta run or I'd research it a little more for you now.   Paul    
(back) Subject: RE: Bank's of York UK From: "Emmons, Paul" <pemmons@wcupa.edu> Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2002 12:13:04 -0400   Not to mention that Banks is also a music publisher. Their catalog = contains some material that deserves to be far better known!   How amenable are Banks to foreign trade, accepting credit cards, changing between dollars, euros, pounds etc.? (in general we expect banks to do = all this, but we're speaking of the capitalized form here :-)   Do they have an informative Web page?      
(back) Subject: RE: Protestant versus latin hymns From: "Emmons, Paul" <pemmons@wcupa.edu> Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2002 12:21:24 -0400   I'm almost certain now that the work I had in mind earlier is:   Riedel, Johannes. _The Lutheran Chorale: its Basic Traditions_. Minneapolis: Augsburg Pub. House, 1967. 120 pp.   I don't remember that it includes any attempt at an exhaustive list of = Latin hymns and their German counterparts, but the explanations of the relationships, processes, and historical circumstances are very = interesting. I would call this monograph essential reading for anyone who has an = in-depth interest in this subject.   Paul    
(back) Subject: Jean Guy Dube' 1926-2002 Dubay Organs Burlington Ont. From: "Nelson Denton" <ndenton@cogeco.ca> Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2002 12:29:26 -0400   I've just heard that Jean-Guy Due's owner of Dubai Organs of Burlington Ontario has passed away.   He was 76.   He's survived by his wife Jeannine,a sister two brothers 5 children and = 15 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements at Smiths Funeral Home 1167 Guelph Line Burlington. = 905 632-3333      
(back) Subject: Re: Jean-Guy Dube' 1926-2002 Dubay Organs Burlington Ont.- Corrections From: "Nelson Denton" <ndenton@cogeco.ca> Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2002 12:54:06 -0400   I'm terribly sorry. My spell checker does nasty things without warning.   I think Guy would have enjoyed the Ciphers.   I've just heard that Jean-Guy Dube' owner of Dubay Organs of Burlington Ontario has passed away.   He was 76.   He's survived by his wife Jeannine,a sister two brothers 5 children and = 15 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements at Smiths Funeral Home 1167 Guelph Line Burlington. 905 632-3333      
(back) Subject: free console (X-post) From: "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2002 10:23:12 -0700   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0037_01C25B0F.907F63E0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Friends,   I have been trying for 2 years to sell our old Schantz 2m console, with = =3D no success. Therefore, I now must (sadly) give it away, as we are doing = =3D renovations to the church buildings beginning VERY soon, and need it =3D cleared out of where it is being stored.   We are located in Southern California - Riverside, to be exact. I can =3D provide description/photos for anyone who is interested. Next solution = =3D is to make a visit to the dump, which I am loath to do... it would be a = =3D shame to lose the ivory and a decent pedalboard.   Cheers,   Jonathan     --- Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free. Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). Version: 6.0.384 / Virus Database: 216 - Release Date: 8/21/02   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0037_01C25B0F.907F63E0 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META content=3D3D"text/html; charset=3D3Diso-8859-1" =3D http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 5.00.2614.3500" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Friends,</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>I have been trying for 2 years to = sell =3D our old=3D20 Schantz 2m console, with no success.&nbsp; Therefore, I now must (sadly) = =3D give it=3D20 away, as we are doing renovations to the church buildings beginning VERY = =3D soon,=3D20 and need it cleared out of where it is being stored.</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>We are located in Southern California = - =3D Riverside,=3D20 to be exact.&nbsp; I can provide description/photos for anyone who is=3D20 interested.&nbsp; Next solution is to make a visit to the dump, which I = =3D am loath=3D20 to do... it would be a shame to lose the ivory and a decent=3D20 pedalboard.</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Cheers,</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Jonathan</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2><BR>---<BR>Outgoing mail is certified = =3D Virus=3D20 Free.<BR>Checked by AVG anti-virus system (<A=3D20 href=3D3D"http://www.grisoft.com">http://www.grisoft.com</A>).<BR>Version: = =3D 6.0.384 /=3D20 Virus Database: 216 - Release Date: 8/21/02</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0037_01C25B0F.907F63E0--    
(back) Subject: Re: Banks Music UK From: "Paul Austin" <paulaustin1@btopenworld.com> Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2002 18:31:23 -0700   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_000D_01C25B53.C349C4C0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   www.banksmusic.co.uk   For anyone wanting more information on this great shop!!   Paul. paulaustin1@btopenworld.com   ------=3D_NextPart_000_000D_01C25B53.C349C4C0 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type content=3D3D"text/html; =3D charset=3D3Diso-8859-1"> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 5.50.4522.1800" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2><A=3D20 href=3D3D"http://www.banksmusic.co.uk">www.banksmusic.co.uk</A></FONT></DIV= =3D > <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>For anyone wanting more information = on =3D this great=3D20 shop!!</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Paul.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2><A=3D20 href=3D3D"mailto:paulaustin1@btopenworld.com">paulaustin1@btopenworld.com</= =3D A></FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_000D_01C25B53.C349C4C0--    
(back) Subject: Re: Howells of protest From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2002 14:28:21 EDT     --part1_4d.23fc5525.2ab38845_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Thanks for the tips, Colin. It's great to hear suggestions for = creativity other than, "well, if you had seventy more memory levels...."   Thanks again.   My favorite approach for baroque music on a romantic or small instrument = is to play on 8 on one manual and 4 on the other, with manuals coupled, using =   the 4' for the "positiv" sound. I also have little objections to only 8' = in the pedal It can really light things up and relieve the ponderosity!   One of the most enjoyable activities for me is to sit at an unfamiliar instrument and see how many new and different ways I can play one piece. = I love pipe organs!!     Bruce in the Muttastery at Howling Acres = http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502 ....an opportunity for health & wealth http://visionsuccess.com/BC2053   --part1_4d.23fc5525.2ab38845_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>Thanks for the tips, = Colin. &nbsp;&nbsp;It's great to hear suggestions for creativity other = than, "well, if you had seventy more memory levels...." <BR> <BR>Thanks again. <BR> <BR>My favorite approach for baroque music on a romantic or small = instrument is to play on 8 on one manual and 4 on the other, with manuals = coupled, using the 4' for the "positiv" sound. &nbsp;&nbsp;I also have = little objections to only 8' in the pedal &nbsp;&nbsp;It can really light = things up and relieve the ponderosity! <BR> <BR>One of the most enjoyable activities for me is to sit at an unfamiliar = instrument and see how many new and different ways I can play one piece. = &nbsp;I love pipe organs!! <BR> <BR> <BR>Bruce in the Muttastery at Howling Acres = http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502 <BR>...an opportunity for health &amp; wealth = &nbsp;http://visionsuccess.com/BC2053</FONT></HTML>   --part1_4d.23fc5525.2ab38845_boundary--  
(back) Subject: RE: Protestant versus latin hymns From: "Marek Miskowicz" <miskow@uci.agh.edu.pl> Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2002 20:46:28 +0200 (CEST)     Thank you for your opinion, Paul and Richard.   Marek Miskowicz          
(back) Subject: Re: Organ crawl on DVD? (was: Re: Felix Hell - Luebeck CD) From: <LeliaLoban@aol.com> Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2002 14:59:01 EDT     I wrote that I'd love a DVD of >a first-rate concert on an historic pipe organ >with a detailed show-and-tell. Stanley Lowkis kindly sent two links for the Midnight Pipes DVD of = Frederick Hohman at The Great Organ of Methuen Memorial Music Hall.   www.zarex.com/bin/?zw_site_id=3D1&page=3Dshop/midnightpipes&product_id=3D13= 0& category_id=3D9 d018b7250965e923399455fdfc36695& ps_session=3D5f456ee6e47adbf8cb019cce663167cd   and at OHS, www.ohscatalog.org/fredhohandme.html   Thank you very much for the information! "Midnight Pipes" sounds like exactly what I'm looking for. During academic year 1973-4, when my = husband and I lived in Boston, we used to go listen to E. Power Biggs play that organ. I love it. Yippee!   Bruce in the Muttastery at Howling Acres wrote,   >>Most people, myself included, would accept the >>sacrifice of sound quality to be able to hear the organ >>while going on a tour of the building and the interior >>of the organ works.   I'd accept the trade-off, too; but I think the need to sacrifice sound quality for the sake of a picture is disappearing rapidly. If I = understand correctly, there's no technical reason why TV speakers can't be as good as =   sound system speakers. TV manufacturers typically installed crummy = speakers because until recently, broadcast TV signals couldn't take advantage of = good speakers. The increasing popularity of DVDs gives the manufacturers a = major incentive to compete with each other by providing higher-quality sound. A =   friend's modestly priced 2002 TV gets far better sound than my 6-year-old = TV. I'd enjoy listening to a music DVD on that system- maybe not quite enough =   for my old TV to have a terrible accident just yet, but.... <evil grin>   A Hewlitt-Packard computer I bought earlier this year came with a decent = set of detached speakers, too--far superior to the squawk-boxes I added to the =   1994 computer that this new one replaced. As a movie critic (staff writer =   for _Scarlet Street_), I prefer to watch a DVD on a large TV, but when I = put a DVD in the computer to check my quotations and so forth, I can listen to =   the soundtrack without wincing now. I even listen to music CDs on this machine. I understand that for not too exorbitant a price, I could add = even better speakers, which I may do, since I've started using the Sibelius note-processing program.   Can't wait to hunt down that Methuen DVD! Thanks again!   Lelia Loban LeliaLoban@aol.com  
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(back) Subject: Re: Organ crawl on DVD? (was: Re: Felix Hell - Luebeck CD) From: <LeliaLoban@aol.com> Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2002 15:32:07 EDT   I wrote (too hastily) that the DVD of "Frederick Hohman at The Great Organ = of Methuen Memorial Music Hall" sounded like exactly what I was looking for, = but I have to take that back, now that I've visited the OHS and Midnight Pipes =   sales sites. This is an inexpensive DVD at $14.95, but it's only 29 = minutes of music. The selections are:   Nicholas de Grigny, Recit de Tierce en taille   Henri Mulet, Tu es petra "Thou Art the Rock," from Byzantine Sketches   Rachmaninoff, transcribed by Hohman, Vocalise Op. 34, No. 14 (I play that = on tenor saxophone!)   Wagner, transcribed by Edwin H. Lemare, "Ride of the Valkyries"   All right, I'm being finicky. That program, with its transcriptions and incomplete works, is not what I would choose to hear on that organ. More importantly for my purposes, the organ crawl is only 6 minutes long. I haven't made a final decision yet, but I suspect I'll pass on this DVD and =   wait for something with a more substantial organ crawl.   Lelia Loban LeliaLoban@aol.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Young Organists From: "David Carter" <davidorganist2002@yahoo.com> Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2002 13:01:06 -0700 (PDT)   Mr. Carpenter has a website, as follows: www.cameroncarpenter.com   Personally, I've not had the opportunity to hear him play, either live or = recorded.   David Carter Sacramento, CA   > fbcorganist@charter.net writes: > > Cameron Carpenter, a student at Julliard, played a recital at Central > > Baptist Church, Bearden, in Knoxville, TN. It was absolutely > > breath-taking. His pedal technique was incredible. Does anyone have = any > > comments on him? > --- Steskinner@aol.com wrote: > Cameron grew up not far from Erie, and has come by First Pres of the = Covenant > (1983 5/103 Schantz/Skinner) many times. His improvs are terrific, and > theater style and orchestral transcriptions are a special talent of his. = He > also recorded a CD here, but I've not heard it.     __________________________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! News - Today's headlines http://news.yahoo.com