PipeChat Digest #4180 - Tuesday, December 30, 2003
 
Glenda/My Christmas Gift 2003
  by <MMccal7284@aol.com>
Re: HAPPY CHRISTMAS!
  by "Stephen Barker" <steve@sbarker.net>
h. peholler
  by "Charlie Lester" <crlester@137.com>
Charlie Lester's Dubois
  by "Paul Kealy" <kealypaul@mediaexcellence.com>
Re: h. peholler
  by "Nelson Denton" <ndenton@cogeco.ca>
Re: h. peholler
  by <MFoxy9795@aol.com>
Another typo
  by "Stephen Best" <sbest@borg.com>
Re: Another typo
  by "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu>
Re: Another typo
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Re: Another typo
  by "Andrew Barss" <andrew.barss@ns.sympatico.ca>
Re: Another typo
  by "Mike Gettelman" <mike3247@earthlink.net>
Re: Another typo
  by "Mura Kievman" <mura@speakeasy.net>
Re: Another typo
  by "chemphill" <chemphill@wi.rr.com>
Re: HAPPY CHRISTMAS!
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: HAPPY CHRISTMAS!
  by "Stephen Barker" <steve@sbarker.net>
IRC
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Re: HAPPY CHRISTMAS!
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Ken Cowan CD
  by "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org>
Re: h. peholler
  by "Shirley" <pnst.shirley@verizon.net>
Re: trains (was HAPPY CHRISTMAS!)
  by "Alicia Zeilenga" <azeilenga@theatreorgans.com>
Re: h. peholler
  by <MFoxy9795@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Glenda/My Christmas Gift 2003 From: <MMccal7284@aol.com> Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2003 07:22:18 EST   G' morning there ~ Thank you, Glenda, for such a delightful sharing of your Christmas = gift with us! In all of the hubbub/hubris of what's proper, what's not, which = organs are the best, etc. etc. this is most refreshing! Felt as though I were = right there with you in Hotlanta! Also thanks to others for input on what's happening these days with = music and liturgy in the Roman Catholic Church. Being presently a Tiber swimmer/dog-paddler *and* the new-kid-on-the-block organist in an RCC = parish, information on music and liturgy is most welcome, to say the least! Blessings ~ MaryLee  
(back) Subject: Re: HAPPY CHRISTMAS! From: "Stephen Barker" <steve@sbarker.net> Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2003 17:05:00 +0000   Hi Colin,   Just got back from my parents and catching up on my emails! Did you watch the Ely Cathedral broadcast of midnight Mass? The Dean there was Rector of my parish in the mid 80s to mid 90s, then went on to be Canon of Canterbury Cathedral and then this year Dean of Ely, the Rector following him left to become Archdeacon of Maidstone just under two years ago... I'm wondering what lies ahead of our current rector!   Steve   Colin Mitchell wrote:   >On the plus side, I do get to watch Midnight Mass on >the TV. > >Regards, > >Colin Mitchell UK > > > > >--- Stephen Barker <steve@sbarker.net> wrote: > > >>Were you not out playing for Midnight Mass Colin?! >>Some of us have only >>just got in >> >> > >__________________________________ >Do you Yahoo!? >New Yahoo! Photos - easier uploading and sharing. >http://photos.yahoo.com/ >"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: h. peholler From: "Charlie Lester" <crlester@137.com> Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2003 11:36:23 -0800   =3D-> When I was very young, I read the very stylized signature on the old Moller nameplates as "h. peholler" Look at one sometime! <-=3D     HAHAHAHAHA! So did I!! I even asked the organist how to pronounce "Peholler" --- "Is it 'Paywholler' or Peehahler?'" ----- I was about 13-14 at the time.   ~ C      
(back) Subject: Charlie Lester's Dubois From: "Paul Kealy" <kealypaul@mediaexcellence.com> Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2003 12:26:58 -0800   If anyone can pull it off, it will be Charlie Lester.   I was privileged to attend an afternoon recital of his two weeks ago.       He is choirmaster / organist at two separate churches. After ministering = at Faith Lutheran, he drives to Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran and does it all over again every week.       And in the midst of Christmas / Advent season, he added a personal = concert!       He performed brilliantly for a full concert at the Cassavant, also performing on a reed pump organ, a Roland MIDI enhanced by his own invention, a Lestertone T Dynamic Audio Accentuator and a Theremin, something I have studied but never seen in live performance. He performed = a Peterson Lullaby and Ave Maria on this unusual instrument. He is one of = the few performers on this one (that is played without touching anything) And nooooo, little green Martians did not enter the building as he played Theremin, although I kept alert, expecting them at any moment (anyone who understands this instrument will know what I mean ... it is known for the sounds it emits for SciFi soundtracks. but in this instance it was suited = to the concert repertoire).       By the way, he has written a fantastic organ piece, "And There Were Shepherds" that I hope he publishes for more of us to add to our Christmas repertoire. It is an effective variety that includes a wide sweep of = musical emotion from pastoral to angelic trumpet announcement that would be a delight for any organ, and it played well, since this concert was a fundraiser for his Cassavant 3/24.    
(back) Subject: Re: h. peholler From: "Nelson Denton" <ndenton@cogeco.ca> Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2003 15:48:28 -0500   "h peholler's" are very common in Ontario. They differ from Mollers in = that they are usually old consoles affixed to older organs of other ancestry.      
(back) Subject: Re: h. peholler From: <MFoxy9795@aol.com> Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2003 16:28:50 -0500   Here's another one. The church secretary typed Fred Mitton as Fred M. Hon = in the bulletin! Merry Foxworth   =B4=A8=A8)) -:=A6:- =B8.=B7=B4 .=B7=B4=A8=A8)) ((=B8=B8.=B7=B4 ..=B7=B4 -:=A6:-   An excerpt from Robert Giddings "Musical Quotes and Anecdotes", published in Longman Pocket Companions: "There let the pealing organ blow, To the full-voiced choir below, In service high, and anthems clear, As may with sweetness, through mine ear, Dissolve me into ecstasies, And bring all Heav'n before mine eyes". John Milton - Il Penseroso (1632).   Open Door Realty Boston, MA 02131 617 469-4888 x207 877 865-1703 toll free http://www.opendoorrlty.com/  
(back) Subject: Another typo From: "Stephen Best" <sbest@borg.com> Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2003 17:14:37 -0500   And once our secretary wrote that I was playing "Plein Jell" instead of "Plein Jeu." Wonder what flavor it was....   Steve Best in Utica, NY        
(back) Subject: Re: Another typo From: "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu> Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2003 17:20:08 -0500   My favorite concerns a certain lovely piece by C=E9sar Franck with a two-word title in which the second letter of the first word was said--somewhere, at some time, though I never saw it myself--to have undergone an unfortunate alteration.     Randy Runyon Music Director Zion Lutheran Church Hamilton, Ohio runyonr@muohio.edu       on 12/29/03 5:14 PM, Stephen Best at sbest@borg.com wrote:   > And once our secretary wrote that I was playing "Plein Jell" instead of > "Plein Jeu." Wonder what flavor it was.... >=20 > Steve Best in Utica, NY >=20 >=20 >=20 > "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 >=20 >=20    
(back) Subject: Re: Another typo From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2003 17:26:10 EST   Steve:   You haven't lived until you play Pachelbel's Canyon in D.   ron    
(back) Subject: Re: Another typo From: "Andrew Barss" <andrew.barss@ns.sympatico.ca> Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2003 19:07:44 -0400   Well, it wouldn't have had any flavour -- it was plain! :-)   Andrew Barss Halifax, Nova Scotia     On Monday, December 29, 2003, at 06:14 PM, Stephen Best wrote:   > And once our secretary wrote that I was playing "Plein Jell" instead > of "Plein Jeu." Wonder what flavor it was.... > > Steve Best in Utica, NY > > > > "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: Another typo From: "Mike Gettelman" <mike3247@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2003 18:15:54 -0500   You think that's bad, before I collected a little organ savvy myself, I thought you all were talking about an ordinary Hebrew person.   Andrew Barss wrote:   > Well, it wouldn't have had any flavour -- it was plain! :-) > > Andrew Barss > Halifax, Nova Scotia > > On Monday, December 29, 2003, at 06:14 PM, Stephen Best wrote: > > > And once our secretary wrote that I was playing "Plein Jell" instead > > of "Plein Jeu." Wonder what flavor it was.... > > > > Steve Best in Utica, NY > > > > > >    
(back) Subject: Re: Another typo From: "Mura Kievman" <mura@speakeasy.net> Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2003 18:16:41 -0500   At 05:14 PM 12/29/2003, you wrote: >And once our secretary wrote that I was playing "Plein Jell" instead of >"Plein Jeu." Wonder what flavor it was.... > >Steve Best in Utica, NY     Joining in the game, my favorite from our church secretary (who really should get honors for Most Typos in a Year) was when we sang the hymn "Immoral Love".   I warned the pastor about that one since he hadn't seen the menu yet ...   Mura      
(back) Subject: Re: Another typo From: "chemphill" <chemphill@wi.rr.com> Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2003 17:31:37 -0600   This one is all my fault. I typed it and put it in a worship aid for Holy Week.. "And after the service on Holy Thursday night, there will be opportunity to pray in silence and read suggestive readings from = Scripture." The business manager noticed it on Good Friday. Someone should have suggested that every worship aid is edited. It was bad English at that. Tina Hemphill...from "where's the snow?" Wisconsin -----    
(back) Subject: Re: HAPPY CHRISTMAS! From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2003 15:39:49 -0800 (PST)   Hello,   Yes, Ely was good I thought.   I thought some of the trebles at King's College were a bit iffy this year.....like they were yodelling some of the intervals rather than pitching properly in advance.   Still, we musn't grumble....they do awfully well, given the pressures of the Christmas period, and I know just how tired they must all get by Christmas Eve.   For my part, I had a boy turning the pages at the Chsitmas Mass, who trod on a pedal with most of the stops drawn. (oooops!)   Then I did a flashy "Hark the Herald", with the intention of bouncing the right hand up an octave. Being slightly left of centre due to the boy on the bench, I actually hit an octave and one. (ooops!)   I missed out the "Sanctus" (ooops!)   I couldn't find the music for "Mary's boy child" and had to busk.....ooops-ish!   Worst of all, in a moment of rare absent mindedness, I somehow switched from the Holst tune to the Darke tune for third verse of "In the bleak midwinter" ....an oopsish moment of cacophony!   Mercifully, the Daquin "Noel", the Bach "In dulci jubilo" (all three versions) and the Widor Toccata all sailed along without major problems, so my reputation was restored.   The priest gave a rambling sort of Christmas "talk" because he had lost the Bishop's letter to us all, but assured us that he said exactly the same as the previous year!   Oh yes! Nearly forgot that the darned Christmas wreath burst into flames, and three firemen in the congregation gathered around to discuss the flames; finally opting for a glass of water and a small vigil.   Definitely NOT our best year!   Regards,   Colin Mitchell (Keighley UK)     --- Stephen Barker <steve@sbarker.net> wrote: > Hi Colin, > > Just got back from my parents and catching up on my > emails! Did you > watch the Ely Cathedral broadcast of midnight Mass?     __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? New Yahoo! Photos - easier uploading and sharing. http://photos.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: Re: HAPPY CHRISTMAS! From: "Stephen Barker" <steve@sbarker.net> Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2003 00:20:39 +0000   Makes my Christmas look quite tame! I haven't yet got round to hearing the Nine Lessons and Carols as I was out doing crib services all Christmas Eve afternoon and Carol Singing to the Archbishop, but I will catch up over the next few days!   Is Keighley the same Keighley that we saw Pete Waterman driving a steam train around on Songs of Praise last Sunday evening?   Steve   Colin Mitchell wrote:   >For my part, I had a boy turning the pages at the >Chsitmas Mass, who trod on a pedal with most of the >stops drawn. (oooops!) > >Then I did a flashy "Hark the Herald", with the >intention of bouncing the right hand up an octave. >Being slightly left of centre due to the boy on the >bench, I actually hit an octave and one. (ooops!) > >I missed out the "Sanctus" (ooops!) > >I couldn't find the music for "Mary's boy child" and >had to busk.....ooops-ish! > >Worst of all, in a moment of rare absent mindedness, I >somehow switched from the Holst tune to the Darke tune >for third verse of "In the bleak midwinter" ....an >oopsish moment of cacophony! > >Mercifully, the Daquin "Noel", the Bach "In dulci >jubilo" (all three versions) and the Widor Toccata all >sailed along without major problems, so my reputation >was restored. > >The priest gave a rambling sort of Christmas "talk" >because he had lost the Bishop's letter to us all, but >assured us that he said exactly the same as the >previous year! > >Oh yes! Nearly forgot that the darned Christmas >wreath burst into flames, and three firemen in the >congregation gathered around to discuss the flames; >finally opting for a glass of water and a small vigil. > >Definitely NOT our best year! > >Regards, > >Colin Mitchell (Keighley UK) > > > > > >    
(back) Subject: IRC From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2003 19:07:15 -0600   Just a reminder that we will be on-line later this evening - beginning at 9:00 PM EASTERN time on the #pipechat channel on <irc.pipechat.org>   If you need directions on how to join us please go to http://www.pipechat.org/irc.html   Hope to see some of you there later   David  
(back) Subject: Re: HAPPY CHRISTMAS! From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2003 17:38:42 -0800 (PST)   Hello,   Yes, Pete Waterman of "Pop Idol" fame, and an avid steam enthusiast, was on the footplate of one of "our" trains for the BBC "Songs of Praise" yesterday.   Pete Waterman started life as a rail worker, moved to being a market trader, borrowed money on his credit card and launched Kylie and Danny Minogue to stardom....the rest is history!   I can also tell you that, at the age of fourteen, I very illegally drove the last steam train operated by British Rail, part of the way up the Keighley & Worth Valley railway...the fireman was my next door neighbour!!   "Na then lad....just notch back a bit.... a bit more. Reight, gently oppen t'regulator, so'as we doan't get t'wheels spinnin'. Go on lad, follow t'speed wi t'regulator.... feed t'steam in....and away we go! Don't forget to notch her up. She's all yours lad! "   Imagine getting away with that today!!   Regards,   Colin Mitchell (Bronte Country UK)     --- Stephen Barker <steve@sbarker.net> wrote: > > Is Keighley the same Keighley that we saw Pete > Waterman driving a steam > train around on Songs of Praise last Sunday evening? >       __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? New Yahoo! Photos - easier uploading and sharing. http://photos.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: Ken Cowan CD From: "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org> Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2003 19:57:05 -0600   Hi David,   Many thanks for the CD...it arrived in the mail today. WOW..what an organ, =   You folks must really be proud of it.   Many thanks and best wishes for a Prosperous New Year,   warmest regards,   Jon    
(back) Subject: Re: h. peholler From: "Shirley" <pnst.shirley@verizon.net> Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2003 22:42:58 -0500       On 29 Dec 2003 at 16:28, MFoxy9795@aol.com wrote:   > Here's another one. The church secretary typed Fred Mitton as Fred M. > Hon in the bulletin! Merry Foxworth     Merry, were you available when/if the secretary called because she = couldn't read her writing? If you weren't, and she had to make a decision on her own, = what would have her do? Maybe this is something that should be talked out = before it happens again (and it will).   --Shirley, former church secretary      
(back) Subject: Re: trains (was HAPPY CHRISTMAS!) From: "Alicia Zeilenga" <azeilenga@theatreorgans.com> Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2003 23:27:34 -0600   What is it about trains that they seem to end up in a thread at least once every other month?   Alicia -who has no less than four rail road tee shirts- Zeilenga Sub-Dean AGO@UI "Santa Caecilia, ora pro nobis"     -----Original Message----- From: Colin Mitchell <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2003 17:38:42 -0800 (PST) Subject: Re: HAPPY CHRISTMAS!   > Hello, > > Yes, Pete Waterman of "Pop Idol" fame, and an avid > steam enthusiast, was on the footplate of one of "our" > trains for the BBC "Songs of Praise" yesterday. > > Pete Waterman started life as a rail worker, moved to > being a market trader, borrowed money on his credit > card and launched Kylie and Danny Minogue to > stardom....the rest is history! > > I can also tell you that, at the age of fourteen, I > very illegally drove the last steam train operated by > British Rail, part of the way up the Keighley & Worth > Valley railway...the fireman was my next door > neighbour!! > > "Na then lad....just notch back a bit.... a bit more. > Reight, gently oppen t'regulator, so'as we doan't get > t'wheels spinnin'. Go on lad, follow t'speed wi > t'regulator.... feed t'steam in....and away we go! > Don't forget to notch her up. She's all yours lad! " > > Imagine getting away with that today!! > > Regards, > > Colin Mitchell (Bronte Country UK) > > > --- Stephen Barker <steve@sbarker.net> wrote: > > > > Is Keighley the same Keighley that we saw Pete > > Waterman driving a steam > > train around on Songs of Praise last Sunday evening? > > > > > > __________________________________ > Do you Yahoo!? > New Yahoo! Photos - easier uploading and sharing. > http://photos.yahoo.com/ > "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: h. peholler From: <MFoxy9795@aol.com> Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2003 03:48:35 -0500   Shirley, This is not something I was responsible for! Merry   In a message dated 12/29/2003 10:42:58 PM Eastern Standard Time, = pnst.shirley@verizon.net writes: > > Here's another one. The church secretary typed Fred Mitton as Fred M. > > Hon in the bulletin! Merry Foxworth > > > Merry, were you available when/if the secretary called because she = couldn't read > her writing? If you weren't, and she had to make a decision on her own, = what > would have her do? Maybe this is something that should be > talked out before it > happens again (and it will). > > --Shirley, former church secretary