PipeChat Digest #4165 - Sunday, December 21, 2003
 
Roger Fisher Concert Organist
  by "D Quentin Bellamy" <dqb@boltblue.com>
RE: Can you identify this piece - YES !!
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
Re: Backrests (was RE: AGO Bench Height)
  by <RMB10@aol.com>
RE: Franck's Panis Angelicus
  by "Andr=E9s G=FCnther" <agun@telcel.net.ve>
Re: Franck's Panis Angelicus
  by "Jim Hailey" <jhaileya10@charter.net>
Re: Backrests (was RE: AGO Bench Height)
  by "Jim Hailey" <jhaileya10@charter.net>
Bats in my belfry...
  by "David Baker" <dbaker@lawyers.com>
Re: Bats in my belfry...
  by "Greg Corbett" <corbettg@theatreorgans.com>
Re: Bats in my belfry...
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Bats in my belfry...
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Bats in my belfry...
  by <Myosotis51@aol.com>
Sharing a Christmas Prayer for Musicians
  by <ProOrgo53@aol.com>
Re: Sharing a Christmas Prayer for Musicians
  by "Eric McKirdy" <emckirdy@gladstone.uoregon.edu>
last surviving 3m Koehnken & Grimm in Cincinnati to be restored
  by <quilisma@cox.net>
RE: Backrests (was RE: AGO Bench Height)
  by "Jeff White" <reedstop@charter.net>
12/24 At Nativity RC
  by <Oboe32@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Roger Fisher Concert Organist From: "D Quentin Bellamy" <dqb@boltblue.com> Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2003 10:08:17 -0000   Hi Gang   Roger Fisher's website is now updated on a daily basis. For information concerning this British virtuoso organist, including his latest CDs from Hull City Hall, and Chichester Cathedral please check out   www.rogerfisher.org.uk   Cheers   Quentin Bellamy    
(back) Subject: RE: Can you identify this piece - YES !! From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2003 07:18:35 -0600   Congratulations! My next question would have been whether he ever transcribed/reduced his arrangement to pen and paper, but you answered that as well.   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com     -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of Bruce Miles Sent: Saturday, December 20, 2003 3:12 AM To: PipeChat Cc: SecondTouch@yahoogroups.com Subject: Can you identify this piece - YES !!   I finally wrote to William Davies, the organist on the broadcast and he has kindly solved the mystery. It's 'Lilacs in the rain' by Reginald King, prolific English light music composer, pianist and orchestral conductor, published in 1942. The piano score is available from Bardic Music ( http://www.bardic-music.com/king.htm ) . They have all Reginald King's music, and there is information about him and his output on the website.          
(back) Subject: Re: Backrests (was RE: AGO Bench Height) From: <RMB10@aol.com> Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2003 08:40:01 EST   I have played organs with some comfortable backrests and some that I = wished I could have ripped the backrest off while playing because it was in the = way. Two weeks ago I accompanied a local community choir on a 3 manual Austin organ. Not to cast stones, but I find Austin consoles and benches = uncomfortable to begin with, but this one had a strange factory installed backrest that, = for me, always was pressing into my back, so it forced me to balance on the = edge of the bench while playing. This backrest was about two feet wide, curved = like the back of a chair, but it wasn't straight up from the back of the = bench--it was pushed in. All in all very uncomfortable.   Back in the Spring of this year, I did a two month interim job at a church =   with an Allen that had a factory backrest on its bench. It was a tiny = little curved thing, too. It wasn't uncomfortable as long as you were perfectly centered on the bench, but if you leaned to the side to pull a stop at the = far side of the console (this organ has about 100 stops) it would poke you in the = back.   If a bench has a backrest, I prefer them to go across the whole length of = the bench. My current church has that one like that on the organ. I don't = find it to be in the way, and since our choir loft is usually filled during = each service, I'm stuck on the bench during the service. It is nice to have something to lean against during a 45+ minute sermon. I've also played a = couple of organs where the backrest was removable, if desired--the best of both = worlds, I guess.   Monty Bennett Friendship Baptist Church Charlotte, NC    
(back) Subject: RE: Franck's Panis Angelicus From: "Andr=E9s G=FCnther" <agun@telcel.net.ve> Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2003 13:19:57 -0400   Andres Gunther agun@telcel.net.ve   For accompaniment of a singer I used: Gamba 8' Bourdon 8' Rohrflute 4' in box (to graduate volume according to the singer); for the solo pre- and interludes add Montre 8', *perhaps* an open flute or flute octaviante 4'; for the canonic imitation voice Flute Harmonique (or Erzahler) 8' matching the singer; at the end ad libitum a tremblant doux, a vox celeste or a vox humana, box closed. Registration varies according to organ, accoustics and singer of course, but always take into mind that "pa Franck" composed for Symphonic Organs with a broad foundation base and considered the oboe 8' = as a foundation for his soloistic works.   If the singer is a bad one, use Royal Trumpet or Tuba Magna throughout <G>   Andres =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D First was the cat, then was the Orgler. The Orgler got a pet and the cat got something to wonder about.   ----- Original Message ----- From: Alicia Zeilenga <azeilenga@theatreorgans.com> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Friday, December 19, 2003 11:01 PM Subject: Franck's Panis Angelicus     > Hello, > Does anyone have ideas on how I would register the Franck Panis = Angelicus? > I don't have a decent organ just now, but maybe someday... > Alicia Zeilenga > Sub-Dean AGO@UI > "Santa Caecilia, ora pro nobis"        
(back) Subject: Re: Franck's Panis Angelicus From: "Jim Hailey" <jhaileya10@charter.net> Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2003 11:31:49 -0600       first time thru   swell salicional 8', voix celeste box open Gt. gedeckt 8' pedal bourdon doux 16'   2nd time   swell bourdon 8', Nasard 2 2/3 box open half gt. gedect 8', or flute harmonique 8' pedal bourdon doux 16   or   erzahler 8' and 4' pedal violone 16'     ----- Original Message ----- From: "Alicia Zeilenga" <azeilenga@theatreorgans.com> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Friday, December 19, 2003 9:01 PM Subject: Franck's Panis Angelicus     > Hello, > Does anyone have ideas on how I would register the Franck Panis = Angelicus? > I don't have a decent organ just now, but maybe someday... > Alicia Zeilenga > Sub-Dean AGO@UI > "Santa Caecilia, ora pro nobis" > > > "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: Backrests (was RE: AGO Bench Height) From: "Jim Hailey" <jhaileya10@charter.net> Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2003 11:33:59 -0600   Used 'em, don't like'em unless I am going to be remaining on the bench th= ru the sermon, which is unlikely.   Jim H ----- Original Message -----=20 From: "Andr=E9s G=FCnther" <agun@telcel.net.ve> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Friday, December 19, 2003 9:47 AM Subject: Backrests (was RE: AGO Bench Height)     > Andres Gunther > agun@telcel.net.ve > > Yeap- but often the organist comes after the cleaning-man. No privilege= s for > him. LOL > > Since we are chatting about organ benches, I have a serious question: > > Does somebody have hands-on experiences about usefulness (or not) of > *Back-rests?*- Would be interesting for me to know. > > Yours > Andres > =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D > First was the cat, then was the Orgler. > The Orgler got a pet and the cat got something to wonder about. > > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: Alan Freed <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> > To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Sent: Thursday, December 18, 2003 10:56 AM > Subject: Re: AGO Bench Height > > > SNIP > > The lowest-paid secretary in a small > office has a (cheap) ergonomically designed swivel chair that is adjustable > in at least three ways, including tension on the backrest. (Even the > arm-rests, if they're there, are adjustable.) An ordinary parish secretary > has that. How much more should the organist have such. Likewise, when you > go to a piano recital, the pianist usually has a (upholstered in black > leather!) adjustable bench. > > Alan > > "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: Bats in my belfry... From: "David Baker" <dbaker@lawyers.com> Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2003 13:13:16 -0500   Although I gave up my proud and might empire of organ tuning and maintenance contracts several years ago in order to prowl the halls of justice, I still have one church where I maintain the organ. It was built by Harry Hall, probably as a melange of a couple of other instruments and does its job adequately. The problem I have is that the church has a serious problem with bats!!! They are harmless except that they leave tokens of their presence in the organ chamber. Anybody have a suggestion as to how to get rid of them? The church had a bat exterminator come in a clean up, they're back. I would welcome any ideas. Thanks. David Baker    
(back) Subject: Re: Bats in my belfry... From: "Greg Corbett" <corbettg@theatreorgans.com> Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2003 10:45:31 -0800   There is a joke about this: Baptise them and make them a member of the church, and you will never see them again . . .LOL. I would figure out where they are getting in and fix the way, so they = can't get in. ----- Original Message ----- From: "David Baker" <dbaker@lawyers.com> To: <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Saturday, December 20, 2003 10:13 AM Subject: Bats in my belfry...     > Although I gave up my proud and might empire of organ tuning and > maintenance contracts several years ago in order to prowl the halls of > justice, I still have one church where I maintain the organ. It was > built by Harry Hall, probably as a melange of a couple of other > instruments and does its job adequately. The problem I have is that > the church has a serious problem with bats!!! They are harmless > except that they leave tokens of their presence in the organ chamber. > Anybody have a suggestion as to how to get rid of them? The church > had a bat exterminator come in a clean up, they're back. I would > welcome any ideas. Thanks. David Baker > > "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: Bats in my belfry... From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2003 16:20:16 -0500   On 12/20/03 1:13 PM, "David Baker" <dbaker@lawyers.com> wrote:   > Anybody have a suggestion as to how to get rid of them? The church > had a bat exterminator come in a clean up, they're back. I would > welcome any ideas.   Oh! David, it is simple. (This is an Anglican parish, right?) Phone the bishop. Get him to come over there at his early convenience, any day of = the week. Have him "confirm" them bats, en masse. They will never enter another church again (at least for a couple generations!).   It works with Lutherans as well, though it's even cheaper; we don't have = to have the bishop for confirmations; the pastor can do it.   Alan (who hopes you get a genuinely helpful reply as well)    
(back) Subject: Re: Bats in my belfry... From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2003 16:21:41 -0500   On 12/20/03 1:45 PM, "Greg Corbett" <corbettg@theatreorgans.com> wrote:   > you will never see them again   Oh, Greg; I see you beat me too it. Well, then, it must be TRUE.   Alan    
(back) Subject: Re: Bats in my belfry... From: <Myosotis51@aol.com> Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2003 18:23:11 EST   Hello dbaker@lawyers.com,   In reference to your comment:   =E8 Although I gave up my proud and might empire of organ =E8 tuning and maintenance contracts several years ago in =E8 order to prowl the halls of justice, I still have one =E8 church where I maintain the organ. It was built by =E8 Harry Hall, probably as a melange of a couple of other =E8 instruments and does its job adequately. The problem =E8 I have is that the church has a serious problem with =E8 bats!!! They are harmless except that they leave =E8 tokens of their presence in the organ chamber. =E8 Anybody have a suggestion as to how to get rid of =E8 them? The church had a bat exterminator come in a =E8 clean up, they're back. I would welcome any ideas. =E8 Thanks. David Baker   Scrape up the bat guano and sell it - it's excellent fertilizer. One bat ca= n=20 eat as many as 10,000 mosquitos in one night, so they're an asset, as far as= =20 I can see, as long as they're not causing any damage.   Is there a way to seal off the organ chamber?   Victoria    
(back) Subject: Sharing a Christmas Prayer for Musicians From: <ProOrgo53@aol.com> Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2003 19:34:28 EST   Heavenly Father, You have blessed us with the ability to create music and to bring the music of Christmas into the lives others. Guide us now in this time of mystery and fulfillment as we unite words and melody to tell the story of the birth of your Son.   Be present in our fingers, as we touch instruments and bring them to life. Be present in our voices, allowing our sung words reach places that spoken and written words cannot reach. Be present in our ears, so that we may listen with care to the music of others. Be present in our eyes, as we look upon the faces of friends and strangers around us, seeking ways to bring your music into lives where it is absent or has been silenced. Be present in our minds, as we envision ways to enable others to create their own music, and to know the joy and satisfaction that creativity can bring. Be present in our hearts so that the music we create and share may be both a refection of your love and a tribute to the musical gifts you have entrusted to us.   We ask all of this in the name of your Son, whose birth we celebrate now in song. Amen.     [Jacque Jones, Brooklyn, NY]    
(back) Subject: Re: Sharing a Christmas Prayer for Musicians From: "Eric McKirdy" <emckirdy@gladstone.uoregon.edu> Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2003 16:45:52 -0800   Thank you for this, Dale!     On Saturday, December 20, 2003, at 04:34 PM, ProOrgo53@aol.com wrote:   > Heavenly Father, You have blessed us with the ability to create music > and to bring the music of Christmas into the lives others. Guide us = now > in this time of mystery and fulfillment as we unite words and melody = to > tell the story of the birth of your Son. > > Be present in our fingers, as we touch instruments and bring them to > life. Be present in our voices, allowing our sung words reach places > that spoken and written words cannot reach.=A0 Be present in our ears, > so that we may listen with care to the music of others. Be present in=20=   > our > eyes, as we look upon the faces of friends and strangers around us, > seeking ways to bring your music into lives where it is absent or has > been silenced. Be present in our minds, as we envision ways to enable > others to create their own music, and to know the joy and satisfaction > that creativity can bring.=A0 Be present in our hearts so that the = music=20 > we > create and share may be both a refection of your love and a tribute to > the musical gifts you have entrusted to us. > > We ask all of this in the name of your Son, whose birth we celebrate=20=   > now > in song. Amen. > > [Jacque Jones, Brooklyn, NY] >    
(back) Subject: last surviving 3m Koehnken & Grimm in Cincinnati to be restored From: <quilisma@cox.net> Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2003 17:54:33 -0800   I am delighted to announce that the Isaac M. Wise Temple in Cincinnati has just signed a contract with the Noack Organ Company for the complete restoration of the historic 3-manual, 38 stop, 1866 Koehnken & Co. organ in the congregation's Plum Street Temple. Built in 1866 to reflect the vision of Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise, the founder of American Reform Judaism, the Plum Street Temple exhibits Gothic, Islamic and Moorish influences and evokes the Middle Eastern and European roots of Judaism. The Temple's Koehnken and Co. organ is the last large instrument by this Cincinnati builder to survive in near-original condition and represents a monument of mid-nineteenth century American organ building. A brief description of the organ can be found on page 296 in "The History of the Organ in the United States" by Orpha Ochse. The projected completion date for this project is September of 2005.   Thom Miles <tmiles41@aol.com> Organist/Director of Music Isaac M. Wise Temple      
(back) Subject: RE: Backrests (was RE: AGO Bench Height) From: "Jeff White" <reedstop@charter.net> Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2003 20:47:15 -0600   Monty, I hope this isn't a dumb question, but why didn't you just remove those uncomfortable back rests? I would have.. :)   Jeff   I have played organs with some comfortable backrests and some that I = wished I could have ripped the backrest off while playing because it was in the way. Two weeks ago I accompanied a local community choir on a 3 manual Austin organ. Not to cast stones, but I find Austin consoles and benches uncomfortable to begin with, but this one had a strange factory installed backrest that, for me, always was pressing into my back, so it forced me = to balance on the edge of the bench while playing.    
(back) Subject: 12/24 At Nativity RC From: <Oboe32@aol.com> Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2003 22:35:51 EST   The Nativity of Our Lord December the 24th, 2003 Church of the Nativity, Fair Haven, NJ 8:30pm Carol Sing 9 o'clock Mass   Fr. Jerome Nolan, Celebrant and Pastor Peter R. Isherwood, Organist and Choirmaster The Nativity Choir   Carol Sing: -Choir: Sussex Carol -Solo: I Wonder as I Wander, Niles -Choir: Ding Dong Merrilly on High, Trad. -Solo: O Holy Night, Adams -Choir: Of The Father's Love, Divinum Mysterium -Solo: Lullaby, Ness Beck -Choir: A Babe is Born, Wallace -Solo: An Old Carol, Quilter   Mass: Introit: Puer Natus Est Gathering Carol: O Come All Ye Faithful Kyrie: Missa De Sancta Maria, Willan Gloria: Peter Jones Psalm: Psalm 96, Today is Born Our Savior, Haugen Gloria: Celtic Presentation Carol: Hark the Herald Sanctus: Mass of Creation Memorial: Mass of Creation Amen: Mass of Creation Our Father: Chant Kyrie: Mass of Creation Communion Carols: O Little Town, Silent Night Communion Anthem: In The Bleak Midwinter, Holst Closing Carol: Joy to the World Retiring Procession: Praise Ye The Lord of Hosts, Saint-Seans Postlude: In Dulci Jubilo, Bach