PipeChat Digest #3862 - Friday, August 8, 2003
Re: Ripon
  by "Blair Anderson" <bda@shaw.ca>
Re: practice possibilities: HELP!
  by <Gfc234@aol.com>

(back) Subject: Re: Ripon From: "Blair Anderson" <bda@shaw.ca> Date: Thu, 07 Aug 2003 23:12:20 -0500   On 8/7/03 10:30 PM, "ronseverin@aol.com" <ronseverin@aol.com> wrote:   > WM abbey > is now a Royal Peculiar what ever that means. Fill me in if you > know.   A "Royal Peculiar" is a place of worship which comes under the personal jurisdiction of Her Majesty The Queen. Most date back to Anglo-Saxon times when places of worship could owe allegiance directly to the sovereign and were not therefore subject to any form of jurisdiction of a bishop or archbishop. A list of Royal Peculiars which includes Westminster Abbey, the chapel at Windsor Castle, &c., is published annually in the Church of England Handbook.   CHEERS! Blair... _________________________________________ "The only good deeds you can be certain of accomplishing are the ones you do today. No good deed is so small that it isn't better than the grandest intention."    
(back) Subject: Re: practice possibilities: HELP! From: <Gfc234@aol.com> Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2003 00:26:43 EDT   An idle thought...what was the first organ you were able to have access to =   for practice when you started out?   "You could get a nasty old"   "It may be ugly as the devil"   n. jones           The first organ I practiced on was my b3 which I bought at the age of 15. =   About a year after that, I got the pipe organ bug and began to visit the = loft at the Catholic Church down the street from my parents. There they had a = 2/20 casavant from the 20's. During my undergrad I had a 2/50 Martin Ott = tracker. I have just installed a 2 manual and flat pedal, 2 rank tracker in my = condo and am loving every note! No messing around with registrations etc...just = 2 pure 8' flue stops. Its all anyone needs to WORK WORK WORK! I can get my = rocks of at the 100 rank, 4 manual Skinner in Alice Millar Chapel a few times a week if i need to. Anyway, the author that was requesting help said that = money was an issue. I'm assuming that means that he can't spend thousands of = dollars for an organ to learn hymns on-so...he has only one choice: a nasty, old, ugly digital organ from the 70s. Cheerfully,   Gregory Ceurvorst M.M. Organ Performance Northwestern University Director of Music and Organist St. Peter's U.C.C. Frankfort, IL 847.332.2788 home 708.243.2549 mobile <A HREF=3D"gfc234@aol.com">gfc234@aol.com</A>