PipeChat Digest #3606 - Monday, April 14, 2003
 
Aaaaaaaagh!
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Lift high the cross
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Felix Borowski
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Everitt Orgatron
  by "First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois" <kzrev@rr1.net>
Re: Felix Borowski ...Clarence Eddy
  by "Mattcinnj" <mattcinnj@yahoo.com>
Clarence Eddy
  by "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu>
Re: Felix Borowski
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Felix Borowski
  by "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com>
Digital organs -  and why they don't...
  by <Wuxuzusu@aol.com>
Re: Digital organs -  and why they don't...
  by <OrganMD@aol.com>
Re: Felix Borowski
  by "MARAUDER" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu>
Re: Felix Borowski
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com>
Clarence Eddy
  by "Gary Black" <gblack@ocslink.com>
Re: Aaaaaaaagh!
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Felix Borowski
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com>
Re: Felix Borowski
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Re: Digital organs -  and why they don't...
  by "Antoni Scott" <ascott@ptd.net>
 

(back) Subject: Aaaaaaaagh! From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2003 13:58:54 +0100 (BST)   Hello,   Much can happen in three weeks!   I get a telephone call "Hello, our accompanist is very ill........could you help us with the oratorio?"   *Thinks* "I don't want to do this"   Caller continues, "We REALLY WOULD be grateful"   *Thinks* "I wonder how grateful?"   The caller is not put off by my lack of enthusiasm. "What sort of fee would you require?"   With increasing enthusiasm. *Thinks* =A33,000 but replies with a slightly less outrageous amount!   My fee is noted, followed by a strange clucking sound as the financial implications sink in.   "Well....erm......perhaps that will be alright"   *Thinks* Close the sale!   I close with, "Well, I am free for the moment, but obviously, I need a very quick decision".   3 minutes pass and the telephone rings again.   "Thank you.....I've had a word with the treasurer and your fee will be fine".   *Thinks* I should have stuck out for the =A33,000   I agree to the ordeal and replace the telephone.   I *think* for a few seconds and then go..."Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagh!"   I had 7 days to brush up the whole of the Messiah before the first practise.   It all went well, other than the fact that one of the soloists had about as much musical sense as my garden plants, and I didn't so much accompany him as play musical hide and seek.   I recall that the only thing worse was attempting to accompany an opera singer who had been called in as soloist for the G major Evening Service by Stanford (The Spinning Wheel)........she eschewed strict rhythm and went on a flight of fancy, leaving the spinning wheel motif freewheeling and on a collision course with every cadence.   Guns have their uses!   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK             __________________________________________________ Yahoo! Plus For a better Internet experience http://www.yahoo.co.uk/btoffer  
(back) Subject: Lift high the cross From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2003 14:10:59 +0100 (BST)   Hello,   I always enjoy the true story of the conductor Sir Thomas Beecham.   "Have you heard of Stainer's Crucifixion, Sir Thomas?"   He replied, "No, but it sounds like a jolly good idea!"   ##########     In similar vein, I recall an edition of a choir journal which announced.......     MEMBERS OF THE CHOIR SHOULD NOTE THAT WE HAVE BEEN INVITED TO ATTEND A CRUCIFIXION AT ST.MICHAEL'S NEXT SUNDAY.   The youngest Chorister, about 8 years of age, read this during the Sermon and, with what I took to be a worried frown, turned to me and asked, "Is it for real?"   "No. We're singing it", I replied.   "Pity", he replied, with a disappointed shrug of the shoulders!!   It's true what they say, that little boys are made from frogs and snails and puppy dog's tails.   Regards,   Colin MItchell UK       __________________________________________________ Yahoo! Plus For a better Internet experience http://www.yahoo.co.uk/btoffer  
(back) Subject: Felix Borowski From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2003 14:27:13 +0100 (BST)   Hello,   I was left some music, which has been languishing in various dark corners for some time. With a recent move of address and a great deal of upheaval, I took the opportunity of throwing out junk, which included some fairly awful music.   However, I came across various copies of organ music and decided to try them before trashing them.   I came across the 1st Sonata and an organ Suite by Felix Borowski, both published around 1900 -4.   The Suite seems rather better than the Sonata.   Some of the harmonic twists are very interesting, and if not great music, they are not rubbish.   The copy was published by Laudy & Co., London.   Does anyone know anything about Felix Borowski?   Dr Pearce, writing in "The Organist & Choirmaster" said of the Suite, "This is a strikingly original work.........a work which is far and above finer than most of the current organ music of the day."   My other related question concerns Clarence Eddy, to whom the Borowski Suite is dedicated.   Somewhere in an equally dark corner of my memory, the name Clarence Eddy is filed in the American department of my brain. I feel that I should know the name.......   Who was he?   Regards,   Colin MItchell UK           __________________________________________________ Yahoo! Plus For a better Internet experience http://www.yahoo.co.uk/btoffer  
(back) Subject: Everitt Orgatron From: "First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois" <kzrev@rr1.net> Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2003 12:30:28 -0500   I really don't know the specs and how many ranks of reeds it has, and the owner has no knowledge of it mechanically at all. It had about 25 stop tabs spread over great, swell, and pedal, but, of course, that doesn't tell how many reeds it has. It does have both a swell and a crescendo pedal, which would suggest to me it wasn't bottom of the line. Looked nicer than a similar1946 Wurlitzer I once owned.   Dennis Steckley ---------------------------   Subject: Re: Everett Orgatron Available From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2003 19:33:17 -0700   If it's one of the early ones with as many as ten sets of reeds, it's worth fixing ... the later ones had more unification. What's the stoplist?   Cheers,   Bud      
(back) Subject: Re: Felix Borowski ...Clarence Eddy From: "Mattcinnj" <mattcinnj@yahoo.com> Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2003 11:12:02 -0700 (PDT)   --0-1409222383-1050257522=3D:10143 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3Dus-ascii   I can't add anything regarding Felix, but know that Clarence Eddy was a = great concert organist in the 1800's. I heard him several times in the = 1970's via Welte roll concerts. Unbelievable !!!!! I also think he was = instrumental in creating the AGO but am not too sure of that. I also have = a collection of pieces he edited. You may be more familiar with the Eddy = name due to Mary Baker Glover marrying his brother and becoming Mary Baker = Eddy, The Discoverer and Founder of Christion Science. Matt     --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Tax Center - File online, calculators, forms, and more --0-1409222383-1050257522=3D:10143 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3Dus-ascii   <DIV>I can't add anything regarding Felix, but know that Clarence Eddy was = a great concert organist in the 1800's. I heard him several times in the = 1970's&nbsp;via Welte roll concerts.&nbsp; Unbelievable !!!!!&nbsp; I also = think he was instrumental in creating the AGO but am not too sure of that. = I also have a collection of pieces he edited.</DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV>You may be more familiar with the Eddy name due to Mary Baker Glover = marrying his brother and becoming Mary Baker Eddy, The Discoverer and = Founder of Christion Science.</DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV>Matt</DIV><p><br><hr size=3D1>Do you Yahoo!?<br> <a = href=3D"http://us.rd.yahoo.com/finance/mailsig/*http://tax.yahoo.com">Yahoo= ! Tax Center</a> - File online, calculators, forms, and more --0-1409222383-1050257522=3D:10143--  
(back) Subject: Clarence Eddy From: "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu> Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2003 14:32:51 -0500   > 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.   --MS_Mac_OE_3133089171_368135_MIME_Part Content-type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-transfer-encoding: 7bit   There's a biography of Eddy available at the Organ Historical Society: http://www.ohscatalog.org/osclared18de.html I had no idea he was Mary Baker Eddy's brother-in-law. That's quite an interesting connection.   Randy Runyon Music Director Zion Lutheran Church Hamilton, Ohio runyonr@muohio.edu             on 4/13/03 1:12 PM, Mattcinnj at mattcinnj@yahoo.com wrote:   I can't add anything regarding Felix, but know that Clarence Eddy was a great concert organist in the 1800's. I heard him several times in the 1970's via Welte roll concerts. Unbelievable !!!!! I also think he was instrumental in creating the AGO but am not too sure of that. I also have = a collection of pieces he edited.   You may be more familiar with the Eddy name due to Mary Baker Glover marrying his brother and becoming Mary Baker Eddy, The Discoverer and Founder of Christion Science.   Matt         Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Tax Center <http://us.rd.yahoo.com/finance/mailsig/*http://tax.yahoo.com> - File online, calculators, forms, and more       --MS_Mac_OE_3133089171_368135_MIME_Part Content-type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-transfer-encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML> <HEAD> <TITLE>Clarence Eddy</TITLE> </HEAD> <BODY> There's a biography of Eddy available at the Organ Historical Society:<BR> http://www.ohscatalog.org/osclared18de.html<BR> I had no idea he was Mary Baker Eddy's brother-in-law. &nbsp;That's quite = a=3D n interesting connection.<BR> <BR> Randy Runyon<BR> Music Director<BR> Zion Lutheran Church<BR> Hamilton, Ohio<BR> runyonr@muohio.edu<BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> on 4/13/03 1:12 PM, Mattcinnj at mattcinnj@yahoo.com wrote:<BR> <BR> <BLOCKQUOTE>I can't add anything regarding Felix, but know that Clarence = Ed=3D dy was a great concert organist in the 1800's. I heard him several times = in =3D the 1970's via Welte roll concerts. &nbsp;Unbelievable !!!!! &nbsp;I also = th=3D ink he was instrumental in creating the AGO but am not too sure of that. I = a=3D lso have a collection of pieces he edited.<BR> <BR> You may be more familiar with the Eddy name due to Mary Baker Glover = marryi=3D ng his brother and becoming Mary Baker Eddy, The Discoverer and Founder of = C=3D hristion Science.<BR> <BR> Matt<BR> <BR> <HR ALIGN=3D3DCENTER SIZE=3D3D"1" WIDTH=3D3D"100%"><BR> Do you Yahoo!?<BR> Yahoo! Tax Center = &lt;http://us.rd.yahoo.com/finance/mailsig/*http://tax.ya=3D hoo.com&gt; &nbsp;- File online, calculators, forms, and more <BR> </BLOCKQUOTE><BR> </BODY> </HTML>     --MS_Mac_OE_3133089171_368135_MIME_Part--    
(back) Subject: Re: Felix Borowski From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2003 14:39:31 -0400   On 4/13/03 9:27 AM, "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:   > Somewhere in an equally dark corner of my memory, the > name Clarence Eddy is filed in the American department > of my brain. I feel that I should know the name....... > > Who was he? > Is there a remote possibility that you're thinking of the singer Nelson Eddy?   Alan    
(back) Subject: Re: Felix Borowski From: "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com> Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2003 13:54:08 -0500       Colin Mitchell wrote:   > My other related question concerns Clarence Eddy, to > whom the Borowski Suite is dedicated. > > Somewhere in an equally dark corner of my memory, the > name Clarence Eddy is filed in the American department > of my brain. I feel that I should know the name.......   Clarence Eddy was a prominent U.S. organist of the late 19th, and perhaps the early 20th century. He composed a few items, but spent rather more time editing works by Europeans--especially Germans and Brits--and publishing them in the U.S. Roughly a contemporary of Guilmant.   Eddy was in much demand as a recitalist, and I remember reading that his standard wedding fee was ten thousand dollars (US), at a time when a dollar was a day's wage for a skilled tradesman.   ns    
(back) Subject: Digital organs - and why they don't... From: <Wuxuzusu@aol.com> Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2003 15:11:18 -0400   Greetings folks,   Electronic vs. pipe vs. real toaster vs. ???.   Who cares???   When I hear Hector's next concert on his Roland, I will expect to HEAR = Hector playing a Roland. I will not try to convince myself that a Roland = is anything but a Roland. A Wurlitzer is not a Skinner (no matter how much = some voicers try to change them). An electronic has a job to do. That job = is to replace, supplement or otherwise change whatever instrument it = replaces or it is added to.   May God forgive me if I go hear Hector play a Roland and berate the = concert because it did not sound like an Austin. I would be the fool if I = did such a thing.   Summary: Viva l' difference! May each type sound pleasing when played = alone (Kudos to the keyboard artist) and awesome when played as part of an = electronic/pipe ensemble (Kudos to the keyboard artist again).   Stan Krider     In a message dated 4/13/2003 3:50:27 AM Eastern Standard Time, = opus1100@catoe.org writes:   > This is an endless discussion which will never be resolved to anyones > satisfaction...to wit: The simple answer is that they don't > sound real > because they ain't REAL.    
(back) Subject: Re: Digital organs - and why they don't... From: <OrganMD@aol.com> Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2003 15:25:58 EDT     --part1_1c3.8125688.2bcb13c6_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Hi Group.........   Stan makes a very good point. I remember when I was young and studying = with Roy Darley, organist at the Salt Lake Tabernacle. There was an occasion = when I had been invited to play for an important event. However after = accepting, this young and arrogant hot shot teenaged organist put his nose very high = in the air when I found out that the instrument was to be a Hammond RT model. = A few days later I was on Temple Square for my lesson when the head = technician for the Tabernacle Organ came by while I was rehearsing. I complained to = him about my Hammond situation. He listened to me rant and rave then = responded with this comment ........, " Bill, if you can't get music out of that instrument or any other instrument you better step aside as there is = someone waiting in the wings who can." I was humbled and reminded that it is for = us to deliver music. Of course we would like to play our programs on a nice Austin, Skinner, Casavant, Fisk, WurliTzer, or....., but the point is, to deliver good music.   Enough preaching.   Bill Hesterman   --part1_1c3.8125688.2bcb13c6_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML><FONT FACE=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3D3 = FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D =3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0">Hi Group.........<BR> <BR> Stan makes a very good point.&nbsp; I remember when I was young and = studying=3D with Roy Darley, organist at the Salt Lake Tabernacle.&nbsp; There was an = o=3D ccasion when I had been invited to play for an important event.&nbsp; = Howeve=3D r after accepting, this young and arrogant hot shot teenaged organist put = hi=3D s nose very high in the air when I found out that the instrument was to be = a=3D Hammond RT model. A few days later I was on Temple Square for my lesson = whe=3D n the head technician for the Tabernacle Organ came by while I was = rehearsin=3D g.&nbsp; I complained to him about my Hammond situation.&nbsp; He listened = t=3D o me rant and rave then responded with this comment ........, " Bill, if = you=3D can't get music out of that instrument or any other instrument you better = s=3D tep aside as there is someone waiting in the wings who can."&nbsp; I was = hum=3D bled and reminded that it is for us to deliver music.&nbsp; Of course we = wou=3D ld like to play our programs on a nice Austin, Skinner, Casavant, Fisk, = Wurl=3D iTzer, or....., but the point is, to deliver good music.<BR> <BR> Enough preaching.<BR> <BR> Bill Hesterman</FONT></HTML>   --part1_1c3.8125688.2bcb13c6_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Felix Borowski From: "MARAUDER" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu> Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2003 15:41:42 -0400   If I recall correctly, Thomas Murray, organ faculty at Yale U., has = played this sonata.   Karl E. Moyer Lancaster PA   > From: Colin Mitchell <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> > Reply-To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2003 14:27:13 +0100 (BST) > To: pipechat@pipechat.org > Subject: Felix Borowski > > Hello, > > I was left some music, which has been languishing in > various dark corners for some time. With a recent > move of address and a great deal of upheaval, I took > the opportunity of throwing out junk, which included > some fairly awful music. > > However, I came across various copies of organ music > and decided to try them before trashing them. > > I came across the 1st Sonata and an organ Suite by > Felix Borowski, both published around 1900 -4. > > The Suite seems rather better than the Sonata. > > Some of the harmonic twists are very interesting, and > if not great music, they are not rubbish. > > The copy was published by Laudy & Co., London. > > Does anyone know anything about Felix Borowski? > > Dr Pearce, writing in "The Organist & Choirmaster" > said of the Suite, "This is a strikingly original > work.........a work which is far and above finer than > most of the current organ music of the day." > > My other related question concerns Clarence Eddy, to > whom the Borowski Suite is dedicated. > > Somewhere in an equally dark corner of my memory, the > name Clarence Eddy is filed in the American department > of my brain. I feel that I should know the name....... > > Who was he? > > Regards, > > Colin MItchell UK > > > > > > __________________________________________________ > Yahoo! Plus > For a better Internet experience > http://www.yahoo.co.uk/btoffer > > "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: Felix Borowski From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2003 06:27:02 -0500   For some reason this message bounced the first time, so I am trying again.   Colin Mitchell wrote:   >Does anyone know anything about Felix Borowski?   I can tell you a little. Although it might seem a priori highly unlikely that someone called Felix Borowski was born in Britain, this is in fact the case and he was born at Burton, near Kendal in England in 1872. After a short time teaching in Aberdeen, he emigrated to the United States and spent the rest of his life in Chicago, where he died in 1956. He is also known as a composer for instruments other than for the organ, and wrote much orchestral music, etc.   John Speller      
(back) Subject: Clarence Eddy From: "Gary Black" <gblack@ocslink.com> Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2003 00:14:47 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0085_01C3021A.DB90A1C0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Was Clarence Eddy the Virgil Fox of his day? ( Just passed the plaque = =3D about and hour ago in Princeton, Illinois dedicated to the birthplace of = =3D him ). Gary ------=3D_NextPart_000_0085_01C3021A.DB90A1C0 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 6.00.2800.1126" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Was Clarence Eddy the Virgil Fox of = his =3D   day?&nbsp;&nbsp; ( Just passed the plaque about and&nbsp;hour =3D ago&nbsp;in=3D20 Princeton, Illinois dedicated to the birthplace of him ).&nbsp;=3D20 Gary</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0085_01C3021A.DB90A1C0--      
(back) Subject: Re: Aaaaaaaagh! From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2003 18:54:40 EDT     --part1_12c.27ee0d98.2bcb44b0_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"ISO-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   In a message dated 4/13/03 8:59:17 AM Eastern Daylight Time,=3D20 cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk writes:     > The caller is not put off by my lack of enthusiasm. > "What sort of fee would you require?" >=3D20 > With increasing enthusiasm. *Thinks* =3DA33,000 but > replies with a slightly less outrageous amount! >=3D20 > My fee is noted, followed by a strange clucking sound > as the financial implications sink in. >=3D20 > "Well....erm......perhaps that will be alright" >=3D20 > *Thinks* Close the sale! >=3D20 > I close with, "Well, I am free for the moment, but > obviously, I need a very quick decision". >=3D20 > 3 minutes pass and the telephone rings again. >=3D20 > "Thank you.....I've had a word with the treasurer and > your fee will be fine". >=3D20 > *Thinks* I should have stuck out for the =3DA33,000 >=3D20 > I agree to the ordeal and replace the telephone. >=3D20 >=3D20   noel stoutenberg wrote: Eddy was in much demand as a recitalist, and I remember reading that his standard wedding fee was ten thousand dollars (US), at a time when a dollar was a day's wage for a skilled tradesman.   Methinks there is a lesson in here for you!! ;-)   Bruce, with Miles, Molly and Degui in the Muttastery at Howling = Acres=3D20 http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502 =3D20     --part1_12c.27ee0d98.2bcb44b0_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"ISO-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML><FONT FACE=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3D2>In a message dated = 4/13/0=3D 3 8:59:17 AM Eastern Daylight Time, cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3D3DCITE style=3D3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-=3D LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">The caller is not put off = b=3D y my lack of enthusiasm. <BR>"What sort of fee would you require?" <BR> <BR>With increasing enthusiasm. *Thinks* &nbsp;=3DA33,000 but <BR>replies with a slightly less outrageous amount! <BR> <BR>My fee is noted, followed by a strange clucking sound <BR>as the financial implications sink in. <BR> <BR>"Well....erm......perhaps that will be alright" <BR> <BR>*Thinks* &nbsp;Close the sale! <BR> <BR>I close with, "Well, I am free for the moment, but <BR>obviously, I need a very quick decision". <BR> <BR>3 minutes pass and the telephone rings again. <BR> <BR>"Thank you.....I've had a word with the treasurer and <BR>your fee will be fine". <BR> <BR>*Thinks* &nbsp;I should have stuck out for the =3DA33,000 <BR> <BR>I agree to the ordeal and replace the telephone. <BR> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3D3 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D3D"Ar=3D ial" LANG=3D3D"0"></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D3D"Ar=3D ial" LANG=3D3D"0"> <BR>noel stoutenberg wrote: <BR>Eddy was in much demand as a recitalist, and I remember reading that = his <BR>standard wedding fee was ten thousand dollars (US), at a time when a <BR>dollar was a day's wage for a skilled tradesman. <BR> <BR>Methinks there is a lesson in here for you!! &nbsp;&nbsp;;-) <BR> <BR>Bruce, with Miles, Molly and Degui &nbsp;in the Muttastery at Howling = Ac=3D res http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502 = &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <BR></FONT></HTML>   --part1_12c.27ee0d98.2bcb44b0_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Felix Borowski From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2003 17:15:09 -0500   Colin Mitchell wrote:   >Does anyone know anything about Felix Borowski? > > > I can tell you a little. Although it might seem a priori highly unlikely that someone called Felix Borowski was born in Britain, this is in fact the case and he was born at Burton, near Kendal in England in 1872. After a short time teaching in Aberdeen, he emigrated to the United States and spent the rest of his life in Chicago, where he died in 1956. He is also known as a composer for instruments other than for the organ, and wrote much orchestral music, etc.   John Speller    
(back) Subject: Re: Felix Borowski From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2003 17:46:53 -0500   >If I recall correctly, Thomas Murray, organ faculty at Yale U., has = played >this sonata.   I seem to remember that Tom Murray played this Sonata at St. Luke's Church in Evanston last year for his OHS Convention recital. Since I am away from home I don't have the reference materials available to check but I "think" that Felix Borowski was a teacher at Chicago Musical College in the 1920's and 30's. I think there might be a bit about him in the OHS Convention Handbook for last summer if someone wants to check.   David  
(back) Subject: Re: Digital organs - and why they don't... From: "Antoni Scott" <ascott@ptd.net> Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2003 17:47:05 -0400   All:   Great comments, but we are getting away from the original topic. I, too, have heard some outstanding stuff played on digital instruments, stuff that couldn't be duplicated on pipes.   To start over again:   Thank God for pipes !!! those horrendously expensive pipes !!!! It would be wonderful if we could salvage all of the pipes from the junk pipe organs with their real pipes and somehow revoice them to sound like Skinner,Austin,Walker, Midmer-Losh, Stinkens, and all the others(lest I forget them) .   Travesty, of all travesties(second place to the rape of the world's = largest organ with its incredible sound and capabilities) is the replacement of = any pipe organ with a digital organ. But there is hope for the future. There = is a place for both.   I was hoping that we would stay with the topic (i.e. why digital organs don't sound the same as real pipes). Good, but not good enough. Why a real pipe organ is NEVER in tune and a digital organ always is. Interesting. I wonder why they haven't figured that out yet !!!     Antoni Scott