PipeChat Digest #3150 - Sunday, September 29, 2002
 
Re: All Saints Anthem
  by <Myosotis51@aol.com>
what did you play today?
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: what did you play today?
  by "J. Nathan" <jnatpat@infi.net>
St. Michael and All Angels (x-post)
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: what did you play today?
  by "Sand Lawn" <glawn@jam.rr.com>
RE: what did you play today?
  by <cmys13085@blueyonder.co.uk>
Fist, Opus 119 - First Presbyterian - Gainesville FL
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Fist, Opus 119 - First Presbyterian - Gainesville FL
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
London
  by "Domitila de Lima Ballesteros" <dballesteros@uol.com.br>
Re: Fist, Opus 119 - First Presbyterian - Gainesville FL
  by <Myosotis51@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: All Saints Anthem From: <Myosotis51@aol.com> Date: Sun, 29 Sep 2002 11:03:40 EDT   dbaker@lawyers.com wrote:       > A PDF file of the Kyrie is available at > http://www.cipoo.net/music_e.html > > the entire mass is available at > www.orfeonmalaga.org/partituras.htm         These are both terrific sites! Thank you for sharing them.     Victoria  
(back) Subject: what did you play today? From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Sun, 29 Sep 2002 14:47:16 EDT     --part1_112.183c05bd.2ac8a4b4_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Prelude - Carillon - Leo Sowerby Postlude - Two (count 'em, TWO!) Chorale Preludes on "Ein Feste Burg" Johann Pachelbel, Johann Gottfried Walter   I've had a great deal of fun learning how to fit romantic music on to an instrument with no strings. Of course, I went through the "why not" = stage with swapping out strings for the Gemshorn/Celeste, but after using it = for several weeks (intensely) I couldn't part with it. It is absolute = shimmering heaven.   Also, the two Swell reeds (Fagott 16 and Oboe 8) are on the buzzy side, = but they also have endeared themselves to me with their unique charm. = Getting to know an organ on it's terms is really one of the most exciting aspects = of playing pipe organs.   I have added a section to my webpage featuring the Casavant (1975) at = First Baptist Church, Gainesville. Please visit! URL below!     Bruce in the Muttastery at Howling Acres = http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502 ....an opportunity for health & wealth http://visionsuccess.com/BC2053   --part1_112.183c05bd.2ac8a4b4_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>Prelude - Carillon - = Leo Sowerby <BR>Postlude - Two (count 'em, TWO!) Chorale Preludes on "Ein Feste Burg" <BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Johann = Pachelbel, &nbsp;Johann Gottfried Walter <BR> <BR>I've had a great deal of fun learning how to fit romantic music on to = an instrument with no strings. &nbsp;&nbsp;Of course, I went through the = "why not" stage with swapping out strings for &nbsp;the Gemshorn/Celeste, = but after using it for several weeks (intensely) I couldn't part with it. = &nbsp;It is absolute shimmering heaven. &nbsp;&nbsp; <BR> <BR>Also, the two Swell reeds (Fagott 16 and Oboe 8) are on the buzzy = side, but they also have endeared themselves to me with their unique = charm. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Getting to know an organ on it's terms is = really one of the most exciting aspects of playing pipe organs. <BR> <BR>I have added a section to my webpage featuring the Casavant (1975) at = First Baptist Church, Gainesville. &nbsp;Please visit! &nbsp;URL below! <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_112.183c05bd.2ac8a4b4_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: what did you play today? From: "J. Nathan" <jnatpat@infi.net> Date: Sun, 29 Sep 2002 13:54:41 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_018D_01C267BF.C2419E90 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Prelude ~ Aria and Fugue Healey Willan Postlude ~ Grand Choeur Dubois   An absolutely GLORIOUS day here in West Ky!!   J. Nathan Patton St. Peter's Episcopal First United Methodist Paducah, Kentucky   ------=3D_NextPart_000_018D_01C267BF.C2419E90 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 6.00.2719.2200" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3D3D"Palatino Linotype">Prelude ~ Aria and=3D20 Fugue&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Healey Willan</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3D"Palatino Linotype">Postlude ~ Grand=3D20 Choeur&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Dubois</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3D"Palatino Linotype"></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3D"Palatino Linotype">An absolutely GLORIOUS day here in = =3D West=3D20 Ky!!</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3D"Palatino Linotype"></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3D"Palatino Linotype">J. Nathan Patton</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3D"Palatino Linotype">St. Peter's Episcopal</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3D"Palatino Linotype">First United =3D Methodist</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3D"Palatino Linotype">Paducah, =3D Kentucky</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_018D_01C267BF.C2419E90--      
(back) Subject: St. Michael and All Angels (x-post) From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Sun, 29 Sep 2002 15:24:23 -0400   Gorgeous day in NYC, and most enjoyable music at Saint Luke's (ELCA). I can brag about it because I had nothing to do with planning or execution. Or planning OF execution.   Alan   Prelude: Buxtehude: Tocatta in D minor Processional: Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven (Praise My Soul) Psalm: a metric hymn, Angels Holy, High and Lowly (Englar h=E6stir) (Icelandic, I think); small scale but very stout thing with odd meter 87 887. Hymn of the Day: Ye Watchers (Lasst uns erfreuen) Cantata at the Offerings: Buxtehude: Command Thine Angel to Appear (Befie= l des Engel da=DF er kam, based on 7th cent. hymn "Christe, qui lux es et dies" by Erasmus Alber (1966). Motet at Communion (SA duet): J. H. Schein: Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir. Based on Dicimus grates tibi of Philip Melanchthon (1539) by Paul Ebe= r (1554) [Don't ask me to explain that!] Communion hymn: God, My Lord, My Strength (Pan buh)--a nice little Behemia= n thing. Recession: Stars of the Morning (O quanta qualia); text by St. Joseph the Hymnographer, d. 883. Postlude: Simon Preston: Alleluyas   Fair bit of unfamiliar stuff, but fun anyway. =20    
(back) Subject: Re: what did you play today? From: "Sand Lawn" <glawn@jam.rr.com> Date: Sun, 29 Sep 2002 17:22:18 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_002B_01C267DC.C2EBE220 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Northminster Church Monroe, LA Service Music 9-29-02   The Prelude Epithalame - Healey Willan   The Prologue & Introit "Cry Out and Shout" - Knut Kystedt   The Processional "Lift Up Your Hears" WOODLANDS   The Kyrie Alexander Scriabin, arr. D.H.Clark (based on the Prelude #4)   The Call to Prayed JESU DULCIS MEMORIA   They Hymn "O God of Earth and Altar" LLANGLOFFAN   The Anthem "The Last Words of David" Randall thompson   The Choral Blessing "A Gaelic Blessing" John Rutter   The Doxology LAAST UNS ERFREUEN   The Recessional "For the Healing of the Nations" WESTMINSTER ABBEY   The Postlude Improvisation on WESTMINSTER ABBEY     Sand Lawn Organist/Associated Director of Music   ------=3D_NextPart_000_002B_01C267DC.C2EBE220 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 5.00.2314.1000" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Northminster Church</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Monroe, LA</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Service Music</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>9-29-02</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>The = Prelude&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=3D20 &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Epithalame - Healey =3D Willan</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>The Prologue &amp; =3D Introit&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;"Cry=3D20 Out and Shout" - Knut Kystedt</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>The =3D Processional&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;"Lift Up=3D20 Your Hears"&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; WOODLANDS</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>The=3D20 Kyrie&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&n= =3D bsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nb= =3D sp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Alexander=3D20 Scriabin, arr. D.H.Clark</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial=3D20 size=3D3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbs= =3D p;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=3D20 (based on the Prelude #4)</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>The Call to=3D20 Prayed&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&= =3D nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=3D20 JESU DULCIS MEMORIA</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>They Hymn&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; "O God of = =3D Earth and=3D20 Altar"&nbsp;&nbsp; LLANGLOFFAN</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>The Anthem&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; = "The =3D Last Words=3D20 of David"&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Randall thompson</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>The Choral =3D Blessing&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=3D20 "A Gaelic Blessing"&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; John Rutter</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>The=3D20 Doxology&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp= =3D ;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;= =3D &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=3D20 LAAST UNS ERFREUEN</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>The Recessional&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; = "For =3D the Healing=3D20 of the Nations"&nbsp; WESTMINSTER ABBEY</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>The=3D20 Postlude&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp= =3D ;&nbsp;&nbsp;=3D20 Improvisation on WESTMINSTER ABBEY</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Sand Lawn</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Organist/Associated Director of=3D20 Music</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_002B_01C267DC.C2EBE220--    
(back) Subject: RE: what did you play today? From: <cmys13085@blueyonder.co.uk> Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2002 00:17:23 +0100   Hello,   A Baroque morning for me.   I played bits of the Handel "Water Music" and the lovely G-major = Voluntary by Walond.   During communion I played the first and second parts of a Canzona by = Frescobaldi   To finish, the very grand Allebreve by Bach, with that amazingly = chromatic ending.   I'm scaling things down towards Christmas I guess.=20   My organ tuner has abandoned me after I took him to task, so I have the = pleasure of dangling off ladders again in the near future. At least it = will be in tune....if I survive!   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK          
(back) Subject: Fist, Opus 119 - First Presbyterian - Gainesville FL From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Sun, 29 Sep 2002 20:28:02 EDT     --part1_195.e0b6c21.2ac8f492_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   From the gallery.....   This afternoon, David Craighead played the first inaugural recital on = First Presbyerian's new Fisk organ.   The program beautifully demonstrated the vast tonal palette of the new instrument. Opening with the Prelude and Fugue in g-minor (opus 7) of Marcel Dupre, = the very colorful and distinctive flutes were contrasted with the sizzling = French frying strings, "not beautiful in the American sense but have that gently nasal uality that we think of as shomehow French--this being achieved by using brass bridges instead of ears and rollerbeard." (CBFisk) They = are indeed the wonderfully colourful strings that are rich in harmonics and = cut through the ensemble without losing their gentleness. The fugue demonstrated the broad but clean plenum of the principal chorus, coloured with the swell reeds. The pedal reed proved to be very distinctive in = its unique "wooden" way, being always obviously present but never dominant.   A series of choral preludes followed and were used to demonstrate = individual stops of the organ which included very gentle flues with pleasant = tremulant, principals of the Great and Positive also with tremulant and without, reed =   colours, and the cornets. Sparkling playing of Bach's 'In dulci jubilo' (S.608), Walcha's 'Vom Himmel hoch,' Balbastre 'Noel Bourguigon' and Dandrieu "O Filii et Filiae' presented the various stops and combinations = to their best advantage. Chorale preludes were: Nun komm' de Heiden Heiland (S.599) - Bach O Heiland, reiss die Himmel auf - Walcha Noel Bourguignon - Balbastre Herlich tut mich verlangen - Brahms Offertoire pour le Jour de Paques (O Filii et Filiae) Dandrieu   The first half of the program concluded with a very powerful playing of = the Toccata and Fugue in F Major (S.540) - Bach. It was a strain on my imagination to think of this organ as 'new' since the tonal concept is so rich and warm. I felt, rather, that I was listening to the Hook & = Hastings at St. Mary's - New Haven, or Immaculate Conception - Boston. Nothing dominated and the sound filled the room but was not oppressive or (gasp!) = ... loud! The German Trommeten is a sound that would make EM Skinner = drool... a Tromba at its best! The fugue was especially revealing in that the 16 =   Prestant on the Great was used in the plenum and provided warmth and = weight but did not diminish the clarity at all. It was a very rich and = impressive sound. The Pedal Contrabass 16 is broad and fills the room in a very 'Hookish' way.   After intermission the program continued with the Franck C- Major Fantasie =   which very ably demonstrated the French romatic cabilities of the organ, carrying tonalities to extremes of both forte and piano.   William Bolcom's Gospel Prelude on 'What a Friend' was saucy and almost = cried to be peppered with 'Amen's' from the listeners, but, after all, this IS a =   Presbyterian church and decorum was observed, including genteel applause = (no clapping!). ;-) Dr. Craighead's creative use of the organ's registers again gave evidence of very careful voicing, scaling and finishing. Each =   stop fit the room perfectly.... a very warm room but without much reverberation (it was full, as well, in the nave and balcony).   The highlight of the program for me was the beautiful 'transcription of a transcription' of the Andante in D-flat by Rheinberger. This piece was first transcribed by Dr. Craighead to be played as an organ duet with his wife. Unfortunately, she died before they could perform this together, = but he pulled it out again later on, and transcribed it again as a solo piece, =   and played it as a tribute to her. It showed evidence of his love for = his wife, the organ, and the piece itself. I can't wait to hear it again tomorrow night (from the front row!!).   The program concluded with the Durufle variations on Veni Creator, again = very beautifully and lovingly played. Durufle is one of the composers most = able to touch me deeply with his music, and the Craighead/Durufle combination = was a winner. Striking to the final chord is was an apt finale to the = program.   But, Dr. Craighead is not satisfied with playing a superb program and = getting a standing ovation. We were calmed and relaxed and charmed with an very beautiful playing of Bach's 'Deck, thyself, my soul, with gladness." It =   was played very lightly using a delicate flute accompaniment to the cantus =   played on a warm and rich principal. Being someone who is absolutely in =   love with the sound of principals, this recital almost seemed registered = for me.   Fisk has done a superb job of wedding the organ to the room. At least = from the balcony, the organ is not too loud. When it needs to fill the room = it does, but not in an excessive way.   Two other things that I found very pleasing were the flexible, and very gently flexible, wind. It added so much to the sensitivity of Dr. Craighead's playing. The other was the visual appearance of the organ = with its fine proportional relationships and beautifully crafted case.   An interesting feature that I noted in the stoplist is the 10-2/3 Quinte which is indicated as being "from Swell Bourdon 16 or Pedal Contrabasse = 16). This is a very clever arrangement which plays the 10-2/3 using the Swell Bourdon 16 unless you draw the Contrabasse 16 with it, in which instance = the quint is taken from the Contrabasse. I thought that was pretty neat!   I'll do a follow-up tomorrow night after I've heard the organ from the = front row, since Dr. Craighead will present the same program again Monday = evening at 7:30. If you're within flying distance, it's worth the trip.     Bruce in the Muttastery at Howling Acres = http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502 ....an opportunity for health & wealth http://visionsuccess.com/BC2053   --part1_195.e0b6c21.2ac8f492_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>From the gallery..... <BR> <BR>This afternoon, David Craighead played the first inaugural recital on = First Presbyerian's new Fisk organ. &nbsp;&nbsp; <BR> <BR>The program beautifully demonstrated the vast tonal palette of the new = instrument. <BR>Opening with the Prelude and Fugue in g-minor (opus 7) of Marcel = Dupre, the very colorful and distinctive flutes were contrasted with the = sizzling French frying strings, "not beautiful in the American sense but = have that gently nasal uality that we think of as shomehow French--this = being achieved by using brass bridges instead of ears and rollerbeard." = &nbsp;(CBFisk) &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;They are indeed the wonderfully colourful = strings that are rich in harmonics and cut through the ensemble without = losing their gentleness. &nbsp;&nbsp;The fugue demonstrated the broad but = clean plenum of the principal chorus, coloured with the swell reeds. = &nbsp;&nbsp;The pedal reed proved to be very distinctive in its unique = "wooden" way, being always obviously present but never dominant. <BR> <BR>A series of choral preludes followed and were used to demonstrate = individual stops of the organ which included very gentle flues with = pleasant tremulant, principals of the Great and Positive also with = tremulant and without, reed colours, and the cornets. = &nbsp;&nbsp;Sparkling playing of Bach's 'In dulci jubilo' (S.608), = Walcha's 'Vom Himmel hoch,' &nbsp;Balbastre 'Noel Bourguigon' and Dandrieu = "O Filii et Filiae' &nbsp;presented the various stops and combinations to = their best advantage. &nbsp;&nbsp;Chorale preludes were: <BR>Nun komm' de Heiden Heiland (S.599) &nbsp;- Bach <BR>O Heiland, reiss die Himmel auf &nbsp;&nbsp;- Walcha <BR>Noel Bourguignon &nbsp;- Balbastre <BR>Herlich tut mich verlangen - &nbsp;Brahms <BR>Offertoire pour le Jour de Paques &nbsp;(O Filii et Filiae) = &nbsp;Dandrieu <BR> <BR>The first half of the program concluded with a very powerful playing = of the Toccata and Fugue in F Major (S.540) - Bach. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;It was a strain on my = imagination to think of this organ as 'new' since the tonal concept is so = rich and warm. &nbsp;&nbsp;I felt, rather, that I was listening to the = Hook &amp; Hastings at St. Mary's - New Haven, or Immaculate Conception - = Boston. &nbsp;&nbsp;Nothing dominated and the sound filled the room but = was not oppressive or (gasp!) ... &nbsp;loud! &nbsp;&nbsp;The German = Trommeten is a sound that would make EM Skinner drool... a Tromba at its = best! &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;The fugue was especially revealing in that the 16 = Prestant on the Great was used in the plenum and provided warmth and = weight but did not diminish the clarity at all. &nbsp;&nbsp;It was a very = rich and impressive sound. &nbsp;The Pedal Contrabass 16 is broad and = fills the room in a very 'Hookish' way. <BR> <BR>After intermission the program continued with the Franck C- Major = Fantasie which very ably demonstrated the French romatic cabilities of the = organ, carrying tonalities to extremes of both forte and piano. <BR> <BR>William Bolcom's Gospel Prelude on 'What a Friend' was saucy and = almost cried to be peppered with 'Amen's' from the listeners, but, after = all, this IS a Presbyterian church and decorum was observed, including = genteel applause (no clapping!). &nbsp;;-) &nbsp;&nbsp;Dr. Craighead's = creative use of the organ's registers again gave evidence of very careful = voicing, scaling and finishing. &nbsp;&nbsp;Each stop fit the room = perfectly.... &nbsp;a very warm room but without much reverberation (it = was full, as well, in the nave and balcony). <BR> <BR>The highlight of the program for me was the beautiful 'transcription = of a transcription' of the Andante in D-flat by Rheinberger. = &nbsp;&nbsp;This piece was first transcribed by Dr. Craighead to be played = as an organ duet with his wife. &nbsp;Unfortunately, she died before they = could perform this together, but he pulled it out again later on, and = transcribed it again as a solo piece, and played it as a tribute to her. = &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;It showed evidence of his love for his wife, the organ, = and the piece itself. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;I can't wait to hear it again = tomorrow night (from the front row!!). <BR> <BR>The program concluded with the Durufle variations on Veni Creator, = again very beautifully and lovingly played. &nbsp;&nbsp;Durufle is one of = the composers most able to touch me deeply with his music, and the = Craighead/Durufle combination was a winner. &nbsp;&nbsp;Striking to the = final chord is was an apt finale to the program. <BR> <BR>But, Dr. Craighead is not satisfied with playing a superb program and = getting a standing ovation. &nbsp;&nbsp;We were calmed and relaxed and = charmed with an very beautiful playing of Bach's 'Deck, thyself, my soul, = with gladness." &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;It was played very lightly using a = delicate flute accompaniment to the cantus played on a warm and rich = principal. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Being someone who is absolutely in love with = the sound of principals, this recital almost seemed registered for me. <BR> <BR>Fisk has done a superb job of wedding the organ to the room. = &nbsp;&nbsp;At least from the balcony, the organ is not too loud. = &nbsp;&nbsp;When it needs to fill the room it does, but not in an = excessive way. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <BR> <BR>Two other things that I found very pleasing were the flexible, and = very gently flexible, wind. &nbsp;&nbsp;It added so much to the = sensitivity of Dr. Craighead's playing. &nbsp;&nbsp;The other was the = visual appearance of the organ with its fine proportional relationships = and beautifully crafted case. <BR> <BR>An interesting feature that I noted in the stoplist is the 10-2/3 = Quinte which is indicated as being "from Swell Bourdon 16 or Pedal = Contrabasse 16). &nbsp;&nbsp;This is a very clever arrangement which plays = the 10-2/3 using the Swell Bourdon 16 unless you draw the Contrabasse 16 = with it, in which instance the quint is taken from the Contrabasse. = &nbsp;I thought that was pretty neat! <BR> <BR>I'll do a follow-up tomorrow night after I've heard the organ from the = front row, since Dr. Craighead will present the same program again Monday = evening at &nbsp;7:30. &nbsp;&nbsp;If you're within flying distance, it's = worth the trip. <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_195.e0b6c21.2ac8f492_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Fist, Opus 119 - First Presbyterian - Gainesville FL From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Sun, 29 Sep 2002 20:40:15 -0400   > This message is in MIME format. Since your mail reader does not = understand this format, some or all of this message may not be legible.   --B_3116176815_6166375 Content-type: text/plain; charset=3D"ISO-8859-1" Content-transfer-encoding: quoted-printable   On 9/29/02 8:28 PM, "Cremona502@cs.com" <Cremona502@cs.com> wrote:   > From the gallery..... >=3D20 > This afternoon, David Craighead played the first inaugural recital on = Fir=3D st > Presbyerian's new Fisk organ. >=3D20 > A series of choral preludes followed >=3D20 > =3D80=3D80=3D80Well, at least that genre had SOME practical purpose, I = guess. >=3D20 I=3DB9m jealous of you for the pleasure you had in this performance.   Alan       --B_3116176815_6166375 Content-type: text/html; charset=3D"ISO-8859-1" Content-transfer-encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML> <HEAD> <TITLE>Re: Fist, Opus 119 - First Presbyterian - Gainesville FL</TITLE> </HEAD> <BODY> <FONT FACE=3D3D"Times New Roman">On 9/29/02 8:28 PM, = &quot;Cremona502@cs.com&qu=3D ot; &lt;Cremona502@cs.com&gt; wrote:<BR> <BR> </FONT><BLOCKQUOTE><FONT FACE=3D3D"Times New Roman">From the gallery..... = <BR> <BR> This afternoon, David Craighead played the first inaugural recital on = First=3D Presbyerian's new Fisk organ. &nbsp;&nbsp;<BR> <BR> A series of choral preludes followed <BR> <BR> =3D80=3D80=3D80Well, at least that genre had SOME practical purpose, I = guess. &nbsp;<BR=3D > <BR> </FONT></BLOCKQUOTE><FONT FACE=3D3D"Times New Roman">I&#8217;m jealous of = you f=3D or the pleasure you had in this performance. &nbsp;<BR> <BR> Alan<BR> <BR> </FONT> </BODY> </HTML>     --B_3116176815_6166375--    
(back) Subject: London From: "Domitila de Lima Ballesteros" <dballesteros@uol.com.br> Date: Sun, 29 Sep 2002 22:34:49 -0300   Hi, list,   I go to London in october. Can someone tell me where, in there city, I can find shops of sheet music and accessories of violin (my children are studying violin) I wrote to Peters (de), asking her address in London. They answer me: Peters Music Shop c/o Boosey & Hawkes 295 Regent Street London W1R 8JH This is an location of an area of music stores?   Thank you in advance.   Domitila Ballesteros      
(back) Subject: Re: Fist, Opus 119 - First Presbyterian - Gainesville FL From: <Myosotis51@aol.com> Date: Sun, 29 Sep 2002 21:54:07 EDT   Bruce wrote:       > This afternoon, David Craighead played the first > inaugural recital on First Presbyerian's new Fisk organ.     Bruce, say....   "First Fisk, First Fisk, First Fisk" LOL   Victoria