PipeChat Digest #3407 - Tuesday, January 28, 2003
 
RE: Fred Swann in Cleveland (AND Skinner in Severance Hall)
  by "Barry H Bodie" <bbodie@InfoAve.Net>
 

(back) Subject: RE: Fred Swann in Cleveland (AND Skinner in Severance Hall) From: "Barry H Bodie" <bbodie@InfoAve.Net> Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 16:41:04 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0005_01C2C6EC.101EA320 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   I was surprised at the anemia of the Tuba Mirabilis. Other large Skinner organs I have played contain overwhelming tubas. The Girard College tuba will not just part your hair at thirty paces, it will pull it out by the roots. Perhaps his voicing was tempered by the original placement in the concert hall above the proscenium. One might also say that instruments coming later in his career were more tame. The tuba on the organ at St. Paul=3D92s Episcopal Church in Winston Salem is very smooth and mild, =3D barely heard above the ensemble. More like a chorus reed. I must confess, I like a meatier sound that the Severance Hall tuba can produce. =3D20 With regard to voicing, I understand Jack Bethards of Schoenstein had a hand in advising the powers to be. Perhaps someone else on this list, perhaps Ken List, could comment. =3D20 Ditto about Mr. Swann=3D92s playing. I=3D92m easily amused, however: = having =3D been only a dilettante for the past 20 years. But, his playing was pretty remarkable for a guy his age. I would have preferred to have heard more =3D93barn burners=3D94 than a recital geared towards the organ profession. = =3D In large public venues, a more crowd-pleasing program sells more tickets. Needless to say and discounting the effect of the weather, the hall was only about =3DBC to =3DBD full. =3D20 I, too. Am in the dark about the encore piece. It was not clearly recognizable to me, but sounded like Handel, perhaps one of the organ concerto transcriptions. Another thought would be some 17th century French piece.=3D20 =3D20 Where did you guys go for dinner? =3D20 -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of Jim Clouser Sent: Monday, January 27, 2003 8:01 PM To: PipeChat Subject: Re: Fred Swann in Cleveland (AND Skinner in Severance Hall) =3D20 I agree with you, some of the reeds on the instrument are VERY week. I think that some of the ensemble work on the instrument is a LITTLE muddy. Shantz was not involved in revoicing the instrument though, they only reinstalled the pipes and recreated the console. You must have been sitting very close to Todd Wilson if you were up there in the balcony. Our studio got seats in the E row (center stage, orchestra seating) and the sound was fine, but I can pretty much say for certain that there is not a bad seat in Severance Hall! I'm a bit hesitant to reveal my thoughts about Mr. Swann's playing, only because he is now 70 years old and this is my first time hearing him play. As far as his program selections, they were very creative and diverse. One of my colleauges looked at the program and said, "Look at how long his program is. He's a real organist! *smirk*". His encore was very witty, but I wish that he would have spoken a little bit about it before he played it (what's the name of it? who wrote it?). Overall, I enjoyed the program! =3D20 Jim Clouser BM candidate, Cleveland Institute of Music Music Director/Organist Reformation Lutheran Evangelical Church Eastlake, Ohio ----- Original Message -----=3D20 From: Barry H Bodie <mailto:bbodie@InfoAve.Net> =3D20 To: Pipe Chat <mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org> ; Pipeorg-L <mailto:Pipeorg-l@listserv.albany.edu> =3D20 Sent: Monday, January 27, 2003 3:43 PM Subject: Fred Swann in Cleveland =3D20 I traveled from Brevard, NC to Cleveland to hear his recital. I was most impressed with the reincarnated Skinner in Severance Hall. I was sitting in the balcony in direct line with the organ. I could very easily discern the placement of the various divisions and individual stops within each division. The typical Skinner solo voices were wonderful. The pedal bombarde was overwhelming. I was less impressed with the solo Tuba Mirabilis, which I thought was underpowered for the remainder of the organ. Though its use was extensive in the Wilan Introduction, Passacaglia and Fugue, it functioned as more of a chorus reed than the powerful solo stop it was intended to be. I was also impressed with the principal chorus which was very clear and not at all tubby. Mixtures were also very nicely done. Even the Bach piece he played sounded acceptable. Not at all what some of us had been led to expect from E.M. Skinner in his heyday. =3D20 From what I understand, Schantz didn=3D92t significantly change the =3D voicing or character of the stops, nor were any added. =3D20 Needless to say, Mr Swann=3D92s playing was impeccably flawless, his registration tasteful and his selections completely in character with the instrument. Given the opportunity, I can truly say I=3D92d travel 500 miles through freezing temperatures and blizzard conditions to repeat the visit. =3D20 Barry Bodie Brevard, NC   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0005_01C2C6EC.101EA320 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 xmlns:v=3D3D"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml" =3D xmlns:o=3D3D"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" =3D xmlns:w=3D3D"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:word" =3D xmlns:st1=3D3D"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" =3D xmlns=3D3D"http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40">   <head> <META HTTP-EQUIV=3D3D"Content-Type" CONTENT=3D3D"text/html; =3D charset=3D3Diso-8859-1">     <meta name=3D3DProgId content=3D3DWord.Document> <meta name=3D3DGenerator content=3D3D"Microsoft Word 10"> <meta name=3D3DOriginator content=3D3D"Microsoft Word 10"> <link rel=3D3DFile-List href=3D3D"cid:filelist.xml@01C2C6EC.0C32C2F0"> <o:SmartTagType =3D namespaceuri=3D3D"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" name=3D3D"PlaceType"/> <o:SmartTagType =3D namespaceuri=3D3D"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" name=3D3D"PlaceName"/> <o:SmartTagType =3D namespaceuri=3D3D"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" name=3D3D"time"/> <o:SmartTagType =3D namespaceuri=3D3D"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" name=3D3D"date"/> <o:SmartTagType =3D namespaceuri=3D3D"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" name=3D3D"place"/> <o:SmartTagType =3D namespaceuri=3D3D"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" name=3D3D"State"/> <o:SmartTagType =3D namespaceuri=3D3D"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" name=3D3D"City"/> <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:DoNotRelyOnCSS/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:GrammarState>Clean</w:GrammarState> <w:DocumentKind>DocumentEmail</w:DocumentKind> <w:EnvelopeVis/> <w:Compatibility> <w:BreakWrappedTables/> <w:SnapToGridInCell/> <w:WrapTextWithPunct/> <w:UseAsianBreakRules/> </w:Compatibility> <w:BrowserLevel>MicrosoftInternetExplorer4</w:BrowserLevel> </w:WordDocument> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if !mso]> <style> st1\:*{behavior:url(#default#ieooui) } </style> <![endif]--> <style> <!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:Tahoma; panose-1:2 11 6 4 3 5 4 4 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:swiss; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:553679495 -2147483648 8 0 66047 0;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-parent:""; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";} a:link, span.MsoHyperlink {color:blue; text-decoration:underline; text-underline:single;} a:visited, span.MsoHyperlinkFollowed {color:purple; text-decoration:underline; text-underline:single;} span.EmailStyle17 {mso-style-type:personal; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-ansi-font-size:10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Arial; mso-ascii-font-family:Arial; mso-hansi-font-family:Arial; mso-bidi-font-family:Arial; color:windowtext;} span.EmailStyle18 {mso-style-type:personal-reply; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-ansi-font-size:10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Arial; mso-ascii-font-family:Arial; mso-hansi-font-family:Arial; mso-bidi-font-family:Arial; color:navy;} span.GramE {mso-style-name:""; mso-gram-e:yes;} @page Section1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.25in 1.0in 1.25in; mso-header-margin:.5in; mso-footer-margin:.5in; mso-paper-source:0;} div.Section1 {page:Section1;} --> </style> <!--[if gte mso 10]> <style> /* Style Definitions */=3D20 table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman";} </style> <![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:shapedefaults v:ext=3D3D"edit" spidmax=3D3D"1026" /> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:shapelayout v:ext=3D3D"edit"> <o:idmap v:ext=3D3D"edit" data=3D3D"1" /> </o:shapelayout></xml><![endif]--> </head>   <body bgcolor=3D3Dwhite lang=3D3DEN-US link=3D3Dblue vlink=3D3Dpurple =3D style=3D3D'tab-interval:.5in'>   <div class=3D3DSection1>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3D2 color=3D3Dnavy = face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size: 10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>I was surprised at the anemia of =3D the Tuba Mirabilis. Other large Skinner organs I have played contain overwhelming tubas. The = =3D </span></font><st1:place><st1:PlaceName><font size=3D3D2 color=3D3Dnavy face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial; color:navy'>Girard</span></font></st1:PlaceName><font size=3D3D2 =3D color=3D3Dnavy face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'> =3D </span></font><st1:PlaceType><font size=3D3D2 color=3D3Dnavy face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial; color:navy'>College</span></font></st1:PlaceType></st1:place><font =3D size=3D3D2 color=3D3Dnavy face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial; color:navy'> tuba will not just part your hair at thirty <span =3D class=3D3DGramE>paces,</span> it will pull it out by the roots. Perhaps his voicing was tempered by =3D the original placement in the concert hall above the proscenium. One might =3D also say that instruments coming later in his career were <span =3D class=3D3DGramE>more tame</span>. The tuba on the organ at </span></font><st1:City><st1:place><font =3D size=3D3D2 color=3D3Dnavy face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial; color:navy'>St. Paul</span></font></st1:place></st1:City><font =3D size=3D3D2 color=3D3Dnavy face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial; color:navy'>&#8217;s Episcopal Church in Winston Salem is very smooth =3D and mild, barely heard above the ensemble. More like a chorus reed. I must =3D confess<span class=3D3DGramE>,</span> I like a meatier sound that the Severance Hall = =3D tuba can produce.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3D2 color=3D3Dnavy = face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size: 10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3D2 color=3D3Dnavy = face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size: 10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>With regard to voicing, I =3D understand Jack Bethards of Schoenstein had a hand in advising the powers to be. Perhaps someone else on this list, perhaps Ken List, could =3D comment.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3D2 color=3D3Dnavy = face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size: 10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3D2 color=3D3Dnavy = face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size: 10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>Ditto about Mr. Swann&#8217;s =3D playing. I&#8217;m easily amused, however<span class=3D3DGramE>: having</span> been only a = =3D dilettante for the past 20 years. But, his playing was pretty remarkable for a guy his = =3D age. I would have preferred to have heard more &#8220;barn burners&#8221; than = =3D a recital geared towards the organ profession. In large public venues, a =3D more crowd-pleasing program sells more tickets. Needless to say and =3D discounting the effect of the weather, the hall was only about =3DBC to =3DBD =3D full.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3D2 color=3D3Dnavy = face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size: 10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><span class=3D3DGramE><font size=3D3D2 = color=3D3Dnavy =3D face=3D3DArial><span style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>I, =3D too.</span></font></span><font size=3D3D2 color=3D3Dnavy face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial; color:navy'> <span class=3D3DGramE>Am in the dark about the encore =3D piece.</span> It was not clearly recognizable to me, but sounded like Handel, perhaps one = =3D of the organ concerto transcriptions. Another thought would be some =3D 17<sup>th</sup> century French piece. <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3D2 color=3D3Dnavy = face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size: 10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3D2 color=3D3Dnavy = face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size: 10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>Where did you guys go for =3D dinner?<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3D2 color=3D3Dnavy = face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size: 10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal style=3D3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D3D2 =3D face=3D3DTahoma><span style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Tahoma'>-----Original =3D Message-----<br> <b><span style=3D3D'font-weight:bold'>From:</span></b> =3D pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] <b><span style=3D3D'font-weight:bold'>On = =3D Behalf Of </span></b>Jim Clouser<br> <b><span style=3D3D'font-weight:bold'>Sent:</span></b> =3D </span></font><st1:date Month=3D3D"1" Day=3D3D"27" Year=3D3D"2003"><font size=3D3D2 = face=3D3DTahoma><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size: 10.0pt;font-family:Tahoma'>Monday, January 27, =3D 2003</span></font></st1:date><font size=3D3D2 face=3D3DTahoma><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Tahoma'> </span></font><st1:time Hour=3D3D"20" Minute=3D3D"1"><font size=3D3D2 face=3D3DTahoma><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Tahoma'>8:01 PM</span></font></st1:time><font size=3D3D2 =3D face=3D3DTahoma><span style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Tahoma'><br> <b><span style=3D3D'font-weight:bold'>To:</span></b> PipeChat<br> <b><span style=3D3D'font-weight:bold'>Subject:</span></b> Re: Fred Swann = =3D in </span></font><st1:City><st1:place><font size=3D3D2 face=3D3DTahoma><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Tahoma'>Cleveland</span></font></st= =3D 1:place></st1:City><font size=3D3D2 face=3D3DTahoma><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Tahoma'> (AND Skinner in Severance Hall)</span></font></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal style=3D3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D3D3 =3D face=3D3D"Times New Roman"><span style=3D3D'font-size:12.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>   <div>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal style=3D3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D3D2 =3D face=3D3DArial><span style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>I agree with you, some of = =3D the reeds on the instrument are VERY week.&nbsp; I think that some of the ensemble work&nbsp;on the instrument&nbsp;is a LITTLE muddy.&nbsp;&nbsp;Shantz =3D was not involved in revoicing the instrument though, they only reinstalled the =3D pipes and recreated the console.&nbsp; You must have been sitting very close =3D to Todd Wilson if you were up there in the balcony.&nbsp; Our studio got&nbsp;seats&nbsp;in the E row (center stage, orchestra seating) and =3D the sound was fine, but I&nbsp;can pretty much say for certain that there is = =3D not a bad seat in Severance Hall!&nbsp; I'm a bit hesitant to&nbsp;reveal my =3D thoughts about Mr. Swann's playing,&nbsp;only because he is now 70 years =3D old&nbsp;and this is my first time hearing him&nbsp;play. &nbsp;As far as his program selections, they were very creative and diverse.&nbsp;&nbsp;One of my =3D colleauges looked at the program and said, &quot;Look at&nbsp;how long his program is.&nbsp;&nbsp;He's a <u>real</u> organist! *smirk*&quot;.&nbsp; His =3D encore was very witty, but I wish that he would have spoken a little bit about it =3D before he played it (what's the name of it?&nbsp; who wrote it?).&nbsp; =3D Overall, I enjoyed the program!</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>   </div>   <div>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal style=3D3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D3D3 =3D face=3D3D"Times New Roman"><span style=3D3D'font-size:12.0pt'>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>   </div>   <div>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal style=3D3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D3D2 =3D face=3D3DArial><span style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Jim =3D Clouser</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>   </div>   <div>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal style=3D3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D3D2 =3D face=3D3DArial><span style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>BM candidate, Cleveland =3D Institute of Music</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>   </div>   <div>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal style=3D3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D3D2 =3D face=3D3DArial><span style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Music =3D Director/Organist</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>   </div>   <div>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal style=3D3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D3D2 =3D face=3D3DArial><span style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Reformation Lutheran =3D Evangelical Church</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>   </div>   <div>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal style=3D3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D3D2 =3D face=3D3DArial><span style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Eastlake, =3D Ohio</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>   </div>   <blockquote style=3D3D'border:none;border-left:solid black =3D 1.5pt;padding:0in 0in 0in 4.0pt; margin-left:3.75pt;margin-top:5.0pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:5.0pt'= =3D >   <div>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal style=3D3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D3D2 =3D face=3D3DArial><span style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>----- Original Message =3D ----- <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>   </div>   <div style=3D3D'font-color:black'>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal =3D style=3D3D'margin-left:.5in;background:#E4E4E4'><b><font size=3D3D2 face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>From:</span= =3D ></font></b><font size=3D3D2 face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'> <a href=3D3D"mailto:bbodie@InfoAve.Net" title=3D3D"bbodie@InfoAve.Net">Barry = H =3D Bodie</a> <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>   </div>   <div>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal style=3D3D'margin-left:.5in'><b><font size=3D3D2 = =3D face=3D3DArial><span style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>To:</span><= =3D /font></b><font size=3D3D2 face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'> <a href=3D3D"mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org" =3D title=3D3D"pipechat@pipechat.org">Pipe Chat</a> ; <a href=3D3D"mailto:Pipeorg-l@listserv.albany.edu" title=3D3D"Pipeorg-l@listserv.albany.edu">Pipeorg-L</a> =3D <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>   </div>   <div>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal style=3D3D'margin-left:.5in'><b><font size=3D3D2 = =3D face=3D3DArial><span style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>Sent:</span= =3D ></font></b><font size=3D3D2 face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'> Monday, January 27, 2003 3:43 PM<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>   </div>   <div>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal style=3D3D'margin-left:.5in'><b><font size=3D3D2 = =3D face=3D3DArial><span style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>Subject:</s= =3D pan></font></b><font size=3D3D2 face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'> Fred Swann in Cleveland<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>   </div>   <div>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal style=3D3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D3D3 =3D face=3D3D"Times New Roman"><span style=3D3D'font-size:12.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>   </div>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal style=3D3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D3D2 =3D face=3D3DArial><span style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>I traveled from =3D </span></font><st1:place><st1:City><font size=3D3D2 face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Brevard</span></font></st1:C= =3D ity><font size=3D3D2 face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>, =3D </span></font><st1:State><font size=3D3D2 face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>NC</span></font></st1:State>= =3D </st1:place><font size=3D3D2 face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'> to =3D </span></font><st1:City><st1:place><font size=3D3D2 face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Cleveland</span></font></st1= =3D :place></st1:City><font size=3D3D2 face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'> to hear his recital. I was most impressed with the reincarnated Skinner in Severance = =3D Hall. I was sitting in the balcony in direct line with the organ. I could very = =3D easily discern the placement of the various divisions and individual stops =3D within each division. The typical Skinner solo voices were wonderful. The pedal =3D bombarde was overwhelming. I was less impressed with the solo Tuba Mirabilis, =3D which I thought was underpowered for the remainder of the organ. Though its use = =3D was extensive in the Wilan Introduction, Passacaglia and Fugue, it =3D functioned as more of a chorus reed than the powerful solo stop it was intended to be. = =3D I was also impressed with the principal chorus which was very clear and not at = =3D all tubby. Mixtures were also very nicely done. Even the Bach piece he =3D played sounded acceptable. Not at all what some of us had been led to expect =3D from E.M. Skinner in his heyday.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal style=3D3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D3D2 =3D face=3D3DArial><span style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></fo= =3D nt></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal style=3D3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D3D2 =3D face=3D3DArial><span style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>From what I understand, =3D Schantz didn&#8217;t significantly change the voicing or character of the stops, = =3D nor were any added.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal style=3D3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D3D2 =3D face=3D3DArial><span style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></fo= =3D nt></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal style=3D3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D3D2 =3D face=3D3DArial><span style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Needless to say, Mr =3D Swann&#8217;s playing was impeccably flawless, his registration tasteful and his =3D selections completely in character with the instrument. Given the opportunity, I =3D can truly say I&#8217;d travel 500 miles through freezing temperatures and =3D blizzard conditions to repeat the visit.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal style=3D3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D3D2 =3D face=3D3DArial><span style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></fo= =3D nt></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal style=3D3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D3D2 =3D face=3D3DArial><span style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Barry =3D Bodie<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal =3D style=3D3D'margin-left:.5in'><st1:place><st1:City><font size=3D3D2 face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Brevard</span></font></st1:C= =3D ity><font size=3D3D2 face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>, =3D </span></font><st1:State><font size=3D3D2 face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>NC</span></font></st1:State>= =3D </st1:place><font size=3D3D2 face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p= =3D >   </blockquote>   </div>   </body>   </html>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0005_01C2C6EC.101EA320--