PipeChat Digest #3406 - Tuesday, January 28, 2003
 
Re: Sun, sea and organs
  by "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net>
Re: Czech Republic Organs
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca>
Re: Czech Republic Organs
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Beginning student finally got organ
  by <dsmith5195@att.net>
Re: Beginning student finally got organ
  by "Arie Vandenberg" <ArieV@classicorgan.com>
re cameron's masterclass
  by "Jonathan B. Hall" <jonathan@jonathanbhall.com>
Re: re cameron's masterclass
  by <Hell-Felix@t-online.de>
Re: re cameron's masterclass
  by <Hell-Felix@t-online.de>
Re: Organ Article in AJC
  by "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org>
Re: re cameron's masterclass
  by "Arie Vandenberg" <ArieV@classicorgan.com>
Re: Felix Hell concerts in Canada.
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Sun, sea and organs From: "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 07:28:11 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_048F_01C2C69E.CFC93E40 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   But at 2 degrees above zero, as it is right now where I live, and with =3D ground that has been covered in snow for at least a month, I am curious = =3D about this trip of yours being designated an "Autumn holiday." Autumn =3D happened a long time ago, at least around here.   Your need to try to take a "wrong turn" to try to "accidentally" come =3D upon a Pipe Organ, probably won't fool your wife by this time, but it =3D reminds me of a visit I had from a former chorister of mine from Canada = =3D who brought his wife and two young children to New York for a holiday. =3D He was very anxious to see the two Mander Organs in New York, and his =3D wife was being quite good about it, but the children were, at the very =3D least, restive. After we searched every inch of St. Ignatius Loyola, =3D which took a fair bit of time, we headed downtown on the Lex to Grand =3D Central. The subway ride was much enjoyed by the children, but after =3D walking the half block to St. Agnes Church, and heading up into the =3D Organ loft, the kids were almost in full scale revolt. The good wife and = =3D peacemaker finally said to the kids, "You have to understand, seeing =3D Organs is like an amusement park for daddy." That seemed to work. So try = =3D that on your wife.   Enjoy being warm!   Malcolm Wechsler www.mander-organs.com=3D20 ----- Original Message -----=3D20 From: EchoGamba@aol.com=3D20 To: pipechat@pipechat.org=3D20 Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2003 4:07 AM Subject: Sun, sea and organs     Good morning listers,   I booked my Autumn holiday yesterday. I am off to Puerto Rico in Gran = =3D Canaria for a couple of weeks. Hopefully I will come back looking =3D tanned and handsome, although I suspect it will take more than a bit of = =3D sun to perform such a HUGE transformation!!   Anyway, not having visited this part of the world before, can anyone =3D tell me if there are any churches, cathedrals (and most importantly) =3D organs of interest to visit??   I will keep any information provided to myself, because I think my =3D good lady is looking forward to a few weeks away from open diapasons and = =3D wind cyphers. If I get any recommendations however, I could always take = =3D a wrong turn in the hire car. (if you get my drift) ;-)   Thanks,   Paul. EchoGamba@aol.com ------=3D_NextPart_000_048F_01C2C69E.CFC93E40 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>But at 2 degrees above zero, as it is = =3D right now=3D20 where I live, and with ground that has been covered in snow for at least = =3D a=3D20 month, I am curious about this trip of yours being designated an "Autumn = =3D   holiday." Autumn happened a long time ago, at least around =3D here.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Your need to try to take a "wrong =3D turn"&nbsp;to try=3D20 to "accidentally" come upon a Pipe Organ, probably won't fool your wife = =3D by this=3D20 time, but it reminds me of a visit I had from a former chorister of mine = =3D from=3D20 Canada who brought his wife and two young children to New York for a =3D holiday. He=3D20 was very anxious to see the two Mander Organs in New York, and his wife = =3D was=3D20 being quite good about it, but the children were, at the very least, =3D restive.=3D20 After we searched every inch of St. Ignatius Loyola, which took a fair =3D bit of=3D20 time, we headed downtown on the Lex to Grand Central. The subway ride =3D was much=3D20 enjoyed by the children, but after walking the half block to St. Agnes =3D Church,=3D20 and heading up into the Organ loft, the kids were almost in full scale =3D revolt.=3D20 The good wife and peacemaker finally said to the kids, "You have to =3D understand,=3D20 seeing Organs is like an amusement park for daddy." That seemed to work. = =3D So try=3D20 that on your wife.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Enjoy being warm!</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Malcolm Wechsler</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2><A=3D20 href=3D3D"http://www.mander-organs.com">www.mander-organs.com</A> =3D </FONT></DIV> <BLOCKQUOTE=3D20 style=3D3D"PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; =3D BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px"> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial">----- Original Message ----- </DIV> <DIV=3D20 style=3D3D"BACKGROUND: #e4e4e4; FONT: 10pt arial; font-color: =3D black"><B>From:</B>=3D20 <A title=3D3DEchoGamba@aol.com=3D20 href=3D3D"mailto:EchoGamba@aol.com">EchoGamba@aol.com</A> </DIV> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>To:</B> <A =3D title=3D3Dpipechat@pipechat.org=3D20 href=3D3D"mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org">pipechat@pipechat.org</A> </DIV> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Sent:</B> Tuesday, January 28, 2003 = =3D 4:07=3D20 AM</DIV> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Subject:</B> Sun, sea and =3D organs</DIV> <DIV><BR></DIV><FONT face=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT lang=3D3D0 =3D face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2=3D20 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF">Good morning listers,<BR><BR>I booked my Autumn = =3D holiday=3D20 yesterday.&nbsp; I am off to Puerto Rico in Gran Canaria for a couple = =3D of=3D20 weeks.&nbsp; Hopefully I will come back looking tanned and handsome, =3D although=3D20 I suspect it will take more than a bit of sun to perform such a = HUGE=3D20 transformation!!<BR><BR>Anyway, not having visited this part of the =3D world=3D20 before, can anyone tell me if there are any churches, cathedrals (and = =3D most=3D20 importantly) organs of interest to visit??<BR><BR>I will keep any =3D information=3D20 provided to myself, because I think my good lady is looking forward to = =3D a few=3D20 weeks away from open diapasons and wind cyphers.&nbsp; If I get any=3D20 recommendations however, I could always take a wrong turn in the hire = =3D car. (if=3D20 you get my drift) =3D ;-)<BR><BR>Thanks,<BR><BR>Paul.<BR>EchoGamba@aol.com</FONT>=3D20 </FONT></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_048F_01C2C69E.CFC93E40--      
(back) Subject: Re: Czech Republic Organs From: "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca> Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 11:00:48 -0500   Many years ago I bought a set of 10 LPs of Organ Music of Historic Organs in Europe, published by Schwann in 1977.   One of these LPs (sides 13 and 14) is devoted to organs in Prague, and has =   organists such as,   Karel Hron, Thynkirche Josef Krajs, St. Nikolaus Kirche Otto Novak, Karlov-Kirche Jiri Ropek, Allerheiligenkirche Ladisvlav Vachulka, Allerheiligenkirche   They play all Czech music by the following composers,   Josef Leopold Zoonar (1824 - 1865) Jiri Ignac Linek (1725 - 1791) Frantisek Xaver Brixi (1732 - 1771) Bobuslav Cernoborsky (1684 - 1742) Adam Otradovic (1600 - 1676) Jan Zach (1699 - 1773) Jan Krtitel Vanhal (1739 - 1813) Josef Ferdinand Seger (1716 - 1782)   All the works are well played and the recordings are excellent, as are the =   other nine LPs. I bought this set from a record store on Broadway for a dollar a disc, - they were clearing out all their stocks of LPs to make room for the new stocks of CDs.   I would very much doubt that any of these LPs ever made it to CDs. If they =   have, I would be pleased to know where they might be available.   Bob Conway    
(back) Subject: Re: Czech Republic Organs From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 11:25:04 EST     --part1_c1.2dcf3e61.2b6808e0_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Hi Bob:   OHS listed a two boxed set of Organa Antiqua Bohemica. 1. Organs outside Prague LBCD 71-74 2. Organs in Prague LBCD 75-76   Each comes with a companion book with pictures and specifications of the organs played, The pieces, and the organist who played them. I found these to be inexpensive and delightful.   Ron Severin   --part1_c1.2dcf3e61.2b6808e0_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0">Hi Bob:<BR> <BR> OHS listed a two boxed set of Organa Antiqua Bohemica.<BR> 1. Organs outside Prague LBCD 71-74<BR> 2. Organs in Prague LBCD 75-76<BR> <BR> Each comes with a companion book with pictures and specifications<BR> of the organs played, The pieces, and the organist who played them.<BR> I found these to be inexpensive and delightful.<BR> <BR> Ron Severin</FONT></HTML>   --part1_c1.2dcf3e61.2b6808e0_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Beginning student finally got organ From: <dsmith5195@att.net> Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 17:49:18 +0000   Hello members,   I finally received my organ for practice in my apartment: 2 man. plus 32 = ped. AGO Baldwin A-240 (Viscount), around 27 draw knob stops, 2 expression = pedals(sw and grt/ped), 6 levels of 6 pistons w/ toe studs and toe stud couplers, = speaker cabinet on top w/ fake facade pipes. Looks quite impressive and sounds = great too. I'm trying to set up some preset pistons, but probably will wait for = my instructor to advise me. I did notice the high E-flat pedal key hits the bottom of the console wood and sticks a little, but i'm afraid to try to = pull the pedal board out a little on the right side. Does anybody know how to = do this? I'm thinking if I take the top speakers off the console and kind of = tip the front of the console up, then maybe I can pull the right side of the = pedal board out just a fraction of an inch so it doesn't hit the wood on the = bottom of the console. Also I do notice a little clicking noise on some keys = when releasing them upon playing them further back (towards the sharps and = flats) than on the outside edge of the key -- when playing a lot of black keys in =   sequence with an occasional white. Could this mean that the manuals need = to have new felt things above or below the keys? I'll check this out on my = next lesson on the 4-M Casavant at church and see if they click when playing = away from the inner part of they key. These are very minor annoyances, but I = do strive for perfection.   Also, my deepest thanks to everyone who recommended organ brands and = answered my questions before I purchased the organ.   Any tips would be greatly appreciated, and I will keep in touch to let = people know how things are going.   Thanks, Donald C. Smith  
(back) Subject: Re: Beginning student finally got organ From: "Arie Vandenberg" <ArieV@classicorgan.com> Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 14:37:56 -0500   At 05:49 PM 1/28/2003 +0000, you wrote: >Hello members, > >I finally received my organ for practice in my apartment: 2 man. plus 32 =   >ped. >AGO Baldwin A-240 (Viscount), around 27 draw knob stops, 2 expression >pedals(sw >and grt/ped), 6 levels of 6 pistons w/ toe studs and toe stud couplers, >speaker >cabinet on top w/ fake facade pipes. Looks quite impressive and sounds = great >too. I'm trying to set up some preset pistons, but probably will wait = for my >instructor to advise me. I did notice the high E-flat pedal key hits the >bottom of the console wood and sticks a little, but i'm afraid to try to = pull >the pedal board out a little on the right side. Does anybody know how to = do >this? I'm thinking if I take the top speakers off the console and kind = of >tip >the front of the console up, then maybe I can pull the right side of the >pedal >board out just a fraction of an inch so it doesn't hit the wood on the = bottom >of the console. Also I do notice a little clicking noise on some keys = when >releasing them upon playing them further back (towards the sharps and = flats) >than on the outside edge of the key -- when playing a lot of black keys = in >sequence with an occasional white. Could this mean that the manuals need = to >have new felt things above or below the keys? I'll check this out on my = next >lesson on the 4-M Casavant at church and see if they click when playing = away >from the inner part of they key. These are very minor annoyances, but I = do >strive for perfection. > >Also, my deepest thanks to everyone who recommended organ brands and = answered >my questions before I purchased the organ. > >Any tips would be greatly appreciated, and I will keep in touch to let = people >know how things are going. > >Thanks, >Donald C. Smith   Donald,   Congratulations on getting an organ!   As to the Baldwin A-240, you have to remember this was a budget organ, = and with budget comes quite often entry level build quality.   Pedalboard - were usually one of the weakest parts of this line, I have re-done a number of them. As to positioning the pedalboard, I believe = they originally came with pins to lock in the position the pedalboard to the console. Usually the pins went missing after the first move.   Keyboards - would have been entry level Fatars from Italy. As far as I know they would have been quiet when new, but as the rubber up and down stops age, they sometimes get hard, and you will get progressively more noise as you release keys.   This line of organs was released about 1990, so you may have an organ that =   is over 10 years old. They were basically sold on low price, but lots of features. I just hope you did not pay too much for it. You should still be able to get service and parts for it from Church Organ Systems.   Regards,   Arie V.      
(back) Subject: re cameron's masterclass From: "Jonathan B. Hall" <jonathan@jonathanbhall.com> Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 11:42:35 -0800 (PST)   Hi, List--I quote from a recent post:   >I wasn't able to attend, but I heard that Cameron's masterclass on organ registration was well received. It turned out to be an opporunity for Cameron to freely talk about the future of the organ as a concert instrument, which in his opinion, seems to be tending toward the same fate as the dinosaur.       --Cameron's *masterclass*? On registration? After playing parts of the Widor Toccata on a 4' flute? I'm sorry, friends, I can't go for that. That's like giving a masterclass on Soprano Recorder and blowing the instrument through your nose.     While the French Romantics *never* insisted on literal adherence to their Cavaille-Coll-inspired registrations, they were also unanimous in condemning flashiness and weirdness and especially any kind of distortion of the shape of the piece in question. The Widor Toccata is not informed by an architectonic of "a grand buildup" in the sense described, nor is such a performance artistically satisfying, in my humble but well-informed opinion! No offense to Master Carpenter, but I'd rather hear from Monsieur Widor. Who cares how many pistons you can press in five seconds? Bach never saw a thumb piston in his life!   And remember how the really great French Romantic organists (Guilmant, Widor, Dupre, and their ilk) made the organ an ESSENTIAL instrument after a generation of neglect: they played, registered, and taught CONSERVATIVELY. "No magic-lantern shows, if you please," was a favorite saying of Guilmant. "La rhythme doit etre imperieuse," said Dupre, a maxim Cameron needs to learn in French AND English, and a few other languages besides!   Fooling about with registrations; playing at insultingly fast tempos; playing Bach with wild rubato; rewriting passages rather than learning them ("With the Permission of My Master-Teacher", if you please!)--all done to elicit many "oohs" and "aahs"--will make somebody the Flavour of the Month or the Soup du Jour, and earn somebody nice fat fees, but in the end will leach all the prestige out of our instrument: mark my words.   We will again be seen as a freak show, a curiosity, a million-dollar toy for an amiable eccentric. Real musical conoisseurs will again leave us alone for responsible and well-informed symphonies and chamber groups, and we'll sit around resentful and defensive. I don't think this is a desirable future!   Is our field really "dying?" If so, who is killing it?   And if so, here's this Doctor's prescription for the cure.   I strongly suggest that the way to "save" the Organ is to stop flocking to kiddies, and to start teaching them; to stop bantering about "mediocrity" and to start practicing excellence; and to begin every day by sight-transposing five hymns, drawing only the flutes of the Positiv. Do these things and ye shall live.   Your affectionate and ever-older   Jon NYC  
(back) Subject: Re: re cameron's masterclass From: <Hell-Felix@t-online.de> Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 22:27:43 +0100 (CET)   Dear Doctor Hall,   as a "kiddey" (only 17) just a few comments:   1. I will certainly continue to perform   2. I will certainly continue to try to do it with the same excellence, and with the same respect before the composers, as I did it by now   3. I will certainly continue to take lessons, at least for the next 60 years, if I will be blessed to live so long.   4. Unfortunately, by now, I speak/know only 6 languages (German, Russian, English, French, Latin, Music), but I will gladly follow your advise, and learn a few more.   5. Regarding the requested daily sight reading hymn transposing, I confess, that I did never more than 4 a day. When I was eight years old, I did only one a day. Sorry for that. But I will consider now to do more.   6. And, last, but not least, I hereby thank all my personal teachers and all those professors and/or masters, which I had the privilege to get to know, that they all, without any exception, taught me one important feature as an intellectual human being of our society: n e v e r ever generalize (like: all Americans, all Germans, all Russians, all Lutherans, all Gays, all Blacks, all Indians, all Muslims, and, last but not least, all "kiddies")   Meanwhile I will pray for Cameron, that he might find his way, in order to transform his immens talent into wonderful music.   Very truly yours   Felix Hell     Jonathan B. Hall wrote: > I strongly suggest that the way to "save" the Organ is to > stop flocking to kiddies, and to start teaching them; to stop > bantering about "mediocrity" and to start practicing excellence; > and to begin every day by sight-transposing five hymns, drawing only   > the flutes of the Positiv. Do these things and ye shall live.  
(back) Subject: Re: re cameron's masterclass From: <Hell-Felix@t-online.de> Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 22:38:50 +0100 (CET)   Sorry for misspelling the "kiddy". I don't use that term very often. Hope that I got it right now. Felix   Hell-Felix@t-online.de schrieb: > Dear Doctor Hall, > > as a "kiddy" (only 17) just a few comments: > > 1. > I will certainly continue to perform > > 2. > I will certainly continue to try to do it with the same > excellence, and with the same respect before the > composers, > as I did it by now > > 3. > I will certainly continue to take lessons, at least for > the next 60 years, if I will be blessed to live so long. > > 4. > Unfortunately, by now, I speak/know only 6 languages > (German, Russian, > English, French, Latin, Music), but I will gladly follow > your advise, > and > learn a few more. > > 5. > Regarding the requested daily sight reading hymn > transposing, I > confess, > that I did never more than 4 a day. When I was eight > years old, I did > only one a day. Sorry for that. But I will consider now > to do more. > > 6. > And, last, but not least, I hereby thank all my personal > teachers and > all those > professors and/or masters, which I had the privilege to > get to know, > that > they all, without any exception, taught me one important > feature as an > intellectual human being of our society: n e v e r ever > generalize > (like: all Americans, all Germans, all Russians, all > Lutherans, all > Gays, all Blacks, all Indians, all Muslims, and, last but > not least, > all "kiddies") > > Meanwhile I will pray for Cameron, that he might find his > way, in > order > to transform his immens talent into wonderful music. > > Very truly yours > > Felix Hell > > > > Jonathan B. Hall wrote: > > > I strongly suggest that the way to "save" the Organ is > to > > stop flocking to kiddies, and to start teaching them; > to stop > > bantering about "mediocrity" and to start practicing > excellence; > > and to begin every day by sight-transposing five hymns, > drawing only > > > the flutes of the Positiv. Do these things and ye > shall live. > > "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: Organ Article in AJC From: "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org> Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 16:41:04 -0500   > The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has an article today (Friday, > Jan. 17) about new pipe organs and their dedications. With all the > talk about Peachtree Methodist lately, I figured this fit right in. > (AND I didn't even have to search for this article - it's > actually somewhat "featured" on the Living section on the website) > > http://www.accessatlanta.com/ajc/living/artsandbooks/0103/17organ.html   I am finally catching up on email that backed up during my trip last week = and I went to this article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.   If you haven't read it yet, it is still there. I think it is really = nicely written, even though I don't really agree with the writers remark about "a =   Gallic hint of Gothic vulgarity" as a description. Still, most of the writer's descriptions are good and show sensitivity to the instrument. It = is very refreshing to see praise such this for the organ in the public media these days!   For those in the area or who may be travelling to the Atlanta area, it = also has a list of several organconcert venues in Atlanta. Well worth looking = at! Indeed, I may have to find a good excuse to visit Atlanta and soon!   Thank you, Justin, for passing this link along to the list!   Cheers, TommyLee Whitlock Reston, VA    
(back) Subject: Re: re cameron's masterclass From: "Arie Vandenberg" <ArieV@classicorgan.com> Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 16:41:53 -0500   At 10:27 PM 1/28/2003 +0100, you wrote: >Dear Doctor Hall, > >as a "kiddey" (only 17) just a few comments: > >1. >I will certainly continue to perform > >2. >I will certainly continue to try to do it with the same >excellence, and with the same respect before the composers, >as I did it by now > >3. >I will certainly continue to take lessons, at least for >the next 60 years, if I will be blessed to live so long. > >4. >Unfortunately, by now, I speak/know only 6 languages (German, Russian, >English, French, Latin, Music), but I will gladly follow your advise, >and >learn a few more. > >5. >Regarding the requested daily sight reading hymn transposing, I >confess, >that I did never more than 4 a day. When I was eight years old, I did >only one a day. Sorry for that. But I will consider now to do more. > >6. >And, last, but not least, I hereby thank all my personal teachers and >all those >professors and/or masters, which I had the privilege to get to know, >that >they all, without any exception, taught me one important feature as an >intellectual human being of our society: n e v e r ever generalize >(like: all Americans, all Germans, all Russians, all Lutherans, all >Gays, all Blacks, all Indians, all Muslims, and, last but not least, >all "kiddies") > >Meanwhile I will pray for Cameron, that he might find his way, in >order >to transform his immens talent into wonderful music. > >Very truly yours > >Felix Hell   Felix,   I like your youthful wisdom very much. Keep imparting it, and we will all =   benefit.   Now, Felix, when are you going to come to Toronto, so I can hear your wisdom at the organ?   Regards,   Arie V.   P.S. Toronto does have some decent pipe organs you know. Maybe not the biggest in the world, maybe not the best in the world, but at least a few that you can make music on.      
(back) Subject: Re: Felix Hell concerts in Canada. From: "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca> Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 16:55:29 -0500   Arie,   Felix Hell did come to Hamilton, a stone's throw from Toronto, last summer. If you missed him, you missed out on a fine series of concerts.   I hope that Felix will come to Kingston, or, perhaps Montreal, where there =   are a fine selection of instruments for him to work his magic on.   Bob Conway   At 04:41 PM 1/28/03 -0500, Arie wrote in reply to Felix Hell   >I like your youthful wisdom very much. Keep imparting it, and we will = all >benefit. > >Now, Felix, when are you going to come to Toronto, so I can hear your >wisdom at the organ? > >Regards, > >Arie V. > >P.S. Toronto does have some decent pipe organs you know. Maybe not the >biggest in the world, maybe not the best in the world, but at least a few =   >that you can make music on.