PipeChat Digest #4141 - Saturday, December 6, 2003
 
Re: Can you identify this piece ?
  by "bobelms" <bobelms@westnet.com.au>
Felix Hell. Concerts at Denver University on Dec. 5/6/7.
  by <Hell-Concerts@t-online.de>
Re: Can you identify this piece ?
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
dates needed for a recital program
  by "Robert Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net>
Re: Can you identify this piece ?
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Reginald Foorte
  by "Robert Lind" <lindr@core.com>
Re: Can you identify this piece ?
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Emanuel Semerad
  by "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org>
THANKS !!!!  I have Kenneth Walton dates
  by "Robert Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net>
Re: Can you identify this piece ?
  by "Shirley" <pnst.shirley@verizon.net>
Faure
  by <Gfc234@aol.com>
Demessieux & Langlais Live Concerts on CD, also Hommag	e =E0 Durufl=E9
  by "William T. Van Pelt" <bill@organsociety.org>
Re: Faure
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
RE: Can you identify this piece ?
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
Re: Can you identify this piece ?
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Re: Sweelinck, Froberger, and Scheidt (X-Posted)
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Can you identify this piece ? From: "bobelms" <bobelms@westnet.com.au> Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2003 20:06:40 +0800   That music sounds very like some recordings I had on 78 in the late 1930s recorded by Sandy MacPherson on the BBC Theatre organ. One disk had March of the Bowman (from "Robin Hood") and Highland Vision - very similar music played by a great player.   I very much doubt that it is the work of Karg-Elert - it is far too modern for him. Bob Elms.   ---- Original Message ---- From: ophicleide16@direcway.com To: pipechat@pipechat.org, Subject: Re: Can you identify this piece ? Date: Wed, 03 Dec 2003 19:20:16 -0800   >Alas, I can't identify it -- but whoever wrote it had certainly >listened to >some Karg-Elert, and wasn't afraid to show it. I'd guess that it >dates from >the 1930s or possibly the 40s. >      
(back) Subject: Felix Hell. Concerts at Denver University on Dec. 5/6/7. From: <Hell-Concerts@t-online.de> Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2003 16:10:29 +0100   Dear Listmembers,   this is to announce that Felix Hell will perform on December 5/6/7 three concerts in a row at Denver University, Newman Center of the Performing Arts. There are still tickets available for the December 7 venue. However, the December 5/6 concerts are sold out. For questions of tickets reservation please call Melinda Laz at (303) 871 7869..   In any case, below you can find the programs.   Hans-Friedrich Hell     December 5 December 6   PROGRAM   JSBach - Toccata and Fugue D Minor, BWV 565 - "Schmuecke dich o liebe Seele" (Leipzig Chorale), BWV 654   Felix Mendelssohn Sonata No. 4, F Minor, op. 65 - Allegro con brio - Andante religioso - Allegretto - Allegro maestoso e vivace   Franz Liszt - Consolation Dflat Major - Prelude and Fugue on B-A-C-H   INTERMISSION   Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Fantasy F Minor, KV 608   Josef Rheinberger "Abendfriede" (translation: "evening peace") from op. 156   Felix Alexandre Guilmant Sonata No. 1 D Minor - Introduction et Allegro - Pastorale - Final     December 7   PROGRAM   JSBach - Fantasy and Fugue G Minor, BWV 542 - Trio Sonata No. 1, Eflat Major, BWV 525 (Allegro moderato, Adagio, Allegro) - Prelude and Fugue D Major, BWV 532   Felix Mendelssohn Sonata No. 3, A Major, op. 65 - Con moto maestoso - Andante transquillo   Franz Liszt Prelude and Fugue on B-A-C-H   INTERMISSION   Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Fantasy F Minor, KV 608   Cesar Franck Prelude, Fugue and Variation   Felix Alexandre Guilmant Sonata No. 1 D Minor - Introduction et Allegro - Pastorale - Final     --            
(back) Subject: Re: Can you identify this piece ? From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2003 07:26:02 -0800 (PST)   Hello,   It's strange, but I thought of Sandy MacPherson, but decided that he just couldn't play that well!   But what about Reginald Foorte?   Now, didn't Foorte go to Canada?   Didn't Maclen go to Canada?   We are connecting here, and I "just wonder".....the style is about right for the period, and both gentlemen were very, very able organists indeed.   I cannot, for the life of me, see any connection with Karg-Elert who, to my mind, just wrote musical rubbish for most of his life. (With a few exceptions perhaps!)   Now moving on a little, the "Robin Hood" connection is not far fetched, because in my last post, I mentioned Bill Davies; the former staff organist/pianist at the BBC, who worked very closely with Sidney Torch on the Radio 2 programme, "Friday night is music night".   Bill once told me that he played the "Robin Hood" march, and once actually played the wrong march at a wedding, but with the same title, as written for the TV series. (The poor girl fairly tripped down the aisle apparently!)   I think, therefore, that Bill Davies is "our man" in this quest, for he is/was one of those rare organists/pianists/composers with all the right credentials to solving this problem.He also knew everyone in the broadcasting/light music/ film score/ organ/ piano/ theatre organ world....and some more. I also happen to know that he has/had a very, very large collection of British sheet music.   If, in this quest, anyone happens to meet up with him, and there is a piano nearby, DO get him to demonstrate the incident at a famous London hotel, when a celebrated international concert pianist showed how to play Chopin with just his right hand and an orange held in the left hand!!!! (I think he wrecked a Bechstein)   It is one of the funniest moments I have ever come across, but really should carry the usual warning "Please do not try this at home." (Bill substitutes with a tennis ball).   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK             --- bobelms <bobelms@westnet.com.au> wrote: > That music sounds very like some recordings I had on > 78 in the late > 1930s recorded by Sandy MacPherson on the BBC > Theatre organ. One disk > had March of the Bowman (from "Robin Hood") and > Highland Vision - > very similar music played by a great player. > > I very much doubt that it is the work of Karg-Elert > - it is far too > modern for him. > Bob Elms.     __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Free Pop-Up Blocker - Get it now http://companion.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: dates needed for a recital program From: "Robert Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net> Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2003 05:37:06 -0600   Hi   I am trying to find the birth and death (iff applicable) dates for a composer by the name of Kenneth Walton. He wrote a song called:   If I But Had A Little Coat   Please send any info to me directly as I am on digest format. My email is highnote@mhtc.net   I have looked everywhere !   Thanks, Robert    
(back) Subject: Re: Can you identify this piece ? From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2003 07:49:48 -0800 (PST)   Hello,   I've just had a thought about what Bob Elms said about "The march of the bowman" from Robin Hood.   Could this indeed be the piece? Or is it something else from the score?   This work was written by Clifford Curzon; more normally known as a virtuoso pianist who specialised in Mozart.   Curzon studied in London, AND Berlin.....the hint of Reger and the hint of Karg Elert in the clip supplied by Bruce Miles, perhaps explained by this German connection.   The period is about right.....Curzon died in 1982, and was therefore very active around 1940.   Could we be getting close, I wonder?   Interestingly, my guess at Maclean is not too far removed from Curzon.   Elementary my dear Watson!   Now, I'll just pop on the deerstalker, the cape, pick up my pipe and magnifiying glass......let's see if we can solve this!!   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK         __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Free Pop-Up Blocker - Get it now http://companion.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: Reginald Foorte From: "Robert Lind" <lindr@core.com> Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2003 10:04:00 -0600   Reginald Foorte ended up in the Chicago area. I remember hearing about his here as early as 1957. His ashes are in the columabarium of my former = church (St. Michael's, Barrington, Illinois) along with those of my wife, her parents, the organist who preceded me (Lloyd Davis), and a long-time = Chicago organ tuner Emanuel Semerad. I guess that puts me next in line. Robert Lind   ----- Original Message ----- From: Colin Mitchell <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Friday, December 05, 2003 9:26 AM Subject: Re: Can you identify this piece ?   > But what about Reginald Foorte? > > Now, didn't Foorte go to Canada?      
(back) Subject: Re: Can you identify this piece ? From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2003 08:13:41 -0800 (PST)   Hello,   Oooops! Dirty magnifying glass and pipe smoke in eyes!   The film score to Robin Hood was by Korngold.   Curzon conducted, but it wasn't Clifford Curzon, it was Frederic Curzon.   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK           __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Free Pop-Up Blocker - Get it now http://companion.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: Emanuel Semerad From: "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org> Date: Fri, 05 Dec 2003 12:09:06 -0600   At 10:04 AM 12/5/03, you wrote: >and a long-time Chicago >organ tuner Emanuel Semerad.     Boy, there is an name out of the past....my boss loaned me out to Mr. Semerad whenever one of his highschool student key holders failed to show up for work...lots of organs in a day ...touch up the flutes and the = reeds and away we'd go...   Jon      
(back) Subject: THANKS !!!! I have Kenneth Walton dates From: "Robert Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net> Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2003 07:54:10 -0600   What a wonderful resource this is, I am always amazed !   Robert Lind saved the day.   Thanks to you all. Robert     ----- Original Message ----- From: Robert Lind <lindr@core.com> To: <highnote@mhtc.net> Sent: Friday, December 05, 2003 9:52 AM Subject: Kenneth Walton dates     > 1904-86 > RJL >    
(back) Subject: Re: Can you identify this piece ? From: "Shirley" <pnst.shirley@verizon.net> Date: Fri, 05 Dec 2003 15:13:42 -0500       On 5 Dec 2003 at 20:06, bobelms wrote:   > > I very much doubt that it is the work of Karg-Elert - it is far too > modern for him.   I was thinking maybe Richard Purvis. Or perhaps Rex Khoury. Rex, theatre =   organist, has written some "classical" pieces.   --Shirley      
(back) Subject: Faure From: <Gfc234@aol.com> Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2003 15:46:02 EST   Does anyone know any interesting biographical facts about Gabriel Faure? = Any comments on the Requiem would be appreciated. Thanks, Gfc   Gregory Ceurvorst M.M. Organ Performance Student Northwestern University Director of Music and Organist St. Peter's U.C.C. Frankfort, IL 847.332.2788 home 708.243.2549 mobile gfc234@aol.com    
(back) Subject: Demessieux & Langlais Live Concerts on CD, also Hommag e =E0 Durufl=E9 From: "William T. Van Pelt" <bill@organsociety.org> Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2003 16:27:16 -0500   Recordings of live concerts given by Jeanne Demessieux at three historic churches in Hamburg, Germany, have been released for the first time on an= y medium by the Festivo label, which is imported by OHS. The new CD is available in the 2004 OHS Catalog which was mailed this week. The CD is a= lso on the opening page at http://www.ohscatalog.org   She plays Purcell, Bach, Franck, Berveiller, Messiaen, several of her own compositions, and an improvisation.   Also newly released on Festivo are live recordings of Jean Langlais improvising. The recordings were made in three locations: St. Clotilde in Paris, the Cistercian abbey in Marienstatt, and in a residence in Germany= ..   An exquisite disc from Saint-=C9tienne-du-Mont in Paris where Durufl=E9 w= as titulaire is titled "Hommage =E0 Durufl=E9." Thierry Escaich, the current titulaire, uses the organ that Durufl=E9 played in this program of some o= f the master's beloved organ works and choral works as well as five improvisati= ons by Escaich. The masterful singing by the Cambridge Voices directed by Ian= de Massini harkens to Frenchman Escaich's years of education at Cambridge in England.   New Christmas CDs are available as recorded by the Choir of St. Thomas Church, New York and by organist Huw Williams on the 200+ rank organ at S= t. Paul's Cathedral, London, in a program of seasonal works for organ.      
(back) Subject: Re: Faure From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2003 16:44:31 EST   Dear Gregory: Gabriel Faure http://w3.rz-berlin.mpg.de/cmp/faure.html   Ron    
(back) Subject: RE: Can you identify this piece ? From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Fri, 05 Dec 2003 22:34:51 -0600   Bruce, have you solved this puzzle yet? An interesting piece. A name that floated to my head was Firmin Swinnen, who was good at borrowing many styles and making interesting, intricate and difficult music. However, it really doesn't sound like him on second thought. There are some Gershwinesque moments here and there.   I'm intrigued.   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com     -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of Bruce Miles   Can anyone please identify this piece ?? I've trying for years to find it - now getting really desparate.   Go to http://www.gbmuk.fsnet.co.uk/misc.html click on "Unknown".          
(back) Subject: Re: Can you identify this piece ? From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Sat, 6 Dec 2003 00:08:21 EST   The organ sounds like a quasi classical organ with mixtures. Bruce did you say you recorded this, but don't remember what it was. Could this be a Chuckerbutty improvisation? How long ago do you think it was since it was recorded. Do you remember the instrument used? Is the tape reel to reel or cassette.   Ron    
(back) Subject: Re: Sweelinck, Froberger, and Scheidt (X-Posted) From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2003 21:25:41 -0800 (PST)   Hello,   Well, I am a bit ignorant of Scheidt, but I gather he was one of the important three......Scheidt, Schutz and Scheidemann.   Froberger was an absolute virtuoso at the keyboard, and wrote in the most idiomatic style. To organists, he was one of the very first composers to really convey emotion in music, and his Elevation Toccatas are remarkable. One in particular, uses the "Voce Umana" undulating rank, which shimmers away in a series of very unexpected harmonic twists and complex suspensions.....it is marvellous, ethereal music.   Sweelinck was terribly important, for he was one of the first contrapuntal composers. He also used chromaticism, as in the Chromatic Fantasy, which is a fugal work based on a chromatic theme. His use of variation technique, as in "Meine junges leben", "Est ce mars" and "Unter der linden grune" derive from the techniques of English virginalists such as John Bull; many of whom had fled to Holland to escape the reformation and persecution as catholics.   Sweelinck's choral repertoire is worth exploring also.   So if you are going to talk about Sweelinck, make sure you mention the English composers who inspired him, but whatever you do, avoid placing the name Bull next to the name Scheidt!!   I would highly recommend the recordings of Sweelinck done by Ton Koopman.....a master of old Dutch music. Other possibilities include recordings done by Gustav Leonhardt.   I wish you well in your quest. I think you will find lots and lots of suitable material on the web, but be warned, it is a big subject.   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK         --- Devon3000@aol.com wrote: > Hello List members, > > I've been asked to do a program relating to > composers at the time of > Rembrandt (after Christmas, of course). It doesn't > have to be music from this period > only. Any suggestions as to the greatest hits of > the above composers?     __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Free Pop-Up Blocker - Get it now http://companion.yahoo.com/