PipeChat Digest #3783 - Thursday, July 3, 2003
 
Re: How does one get pedal key to stay adjusted?
  by <Keys4bach@aol.com>
Re: How does one get pedal key to stay adjusted?
  by <Keys4bach@aol.com>
Re: Lemmens' Fanfare
  by "Bruce Miles" <bruce@gbmuk.fsnet.co.uk>
RE: Lemmens' Fanfare
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
Re: Lemmens' Fanfare
  by <Pepehomer@aol.com>
Re: How does one get pedal key to stay adjusted?
  by "Arie Vandenberg" <ArieV@ClassicOrgan.com>
Re: How does one get pedal key to stay adjusted?
  by <Gfc234@aol.com>
Re: How does one get pedal key to stay adjusted?
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
Re: How does one get pedal key to stay adjusted?
  by "Paul R. Swank" <prswank@surfbest.net>
RE: How does one get pedal key to stay adjusted?
  by "Andrew Mead" <mead@eagle.ca>
Re: How does one get pedal key to stay adjusted?
  by <Keys4bach@aol.com>
RE: Lemmens' Fanfare
  by "Michael David" <michaelandmaggy@earthlink.net>
Fred's hair
  by "David Baker" <dbaker@lawyers.com>
RE: How does one get pedal key to stay adjusted?
  by "Andr=E9s G=FCnther" <agun@telcel.net.ve>
RE: VERY LONG:  SLC AGO Convention, chapter 2
  by "andrew meagher" <ameagher@stny.rr.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: How does one get pedal key to stay adjusted? From: <Keys4bach@aol.com> Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2003 06:30:58 EDT     --part1_38.3ae48a87.2c355fe2_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   call 888-557-5397 or ask your local tech.   screws at the back of the pedal may loosen.   good luck     dale in florida   --part1_38.3ae48a87.2c355fe2_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML><FONT FACE=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SERIF" = FACE=3D3D"=3D Georgia Ref" LANG=3D3D"0">call 888-557-5397 or ask your local tech.<BR> <BR> screws at the back of the pedal may loosen.<BR> <BR> good luck<BR> <BR> <BR> dale in florida</FONT></HTML>   --part1_38.3ae48a87.2c355fe2_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: How does one get pedal key to stay adjusted? From: <Keys4bach@aol.com> Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2003 06:31:50 EDT     --part1_1e.14d27440.2c356016_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   in fact   stick a toothpick in the hole the next time you tighten it. that worked for mine.   dale   --part1_1e.14d27440.2c356016_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML><FONT FACE=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SERIF" = FACE=3D3D"=3D Georgia Ref" LANG=3D3D"0">in fact<BR> <BR> stick a toothpick in the hole the next time you tighten it.<BR> that worked for mine.<BR> <BR> dale</FONT></HTML>   --part1_1e.14d27440.2c356016_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Lemmens' Fanfare From: "Bruce Miles" <bruce@gbmuk.fsnet.co.uk> Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2003 11:42:40 +0100   Lemmens Triumphal March is well worth a look. It's in the old Schott Blue Organ Album. Also several other Lemmens pieces in this series. Every = village organist had these 50 or 60 years ago. I think mine got thrown out during = my time away in the army - so I'm re-acquiring them from junk shops, charity shops etc. The Lemmens pieces (and lots of other goodies) are available in UK as = custom reprints from Music Sales Archives on 01284 702600.   Bruce Miles   website - http://www.gbmuk.fsnet.co.uk/index.html   ----- Original Message ----- From: "MARAUDER" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Thursday, July 03, 2003 3:20 AM Subject: Re: Lemmens' Fanfare     > I play it from an old Carl Fischer print, catalog number P2319. Wonder if > that's still in print. > > Nice little piece. I've opened several recitals with it. > > Karl E. Moyer > Lancaster PA    
(back) Subject: RE: Lemmens' Fanfare From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Thu, 03 Jul 2003 06:04:05 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   --Boundary_(ID_OJFS+Lrad56e9Lg+/Pbeyg) Content-type: text/plain; charset=3Dus-ascii Content-transfer-encoding: 7BIT   If no one has mentioned it, the Fanfare, if I'm not mistaken, is found in one of Diane Bish's books also.     Glenda Sutton   gksjd85@direcway.com         --Boundary_(ID_OJFS+Lrad56e9Lg+/Pbeyg) Content-type: text/html; charset=3Dus-ascii Content-transfer-encoding: 7BIT   <html>   <head> <META HTTP-EQUIV=3D"Content-Type" CONTENT=3D"text/html; = charset=3Dus-ascii">     <meta name=3DGenerator content=3D"Microsoft Word 10 (filtered)">   <style> <!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:"Footlight MT Light"; panose-1:2 4 6 2 6 3 10 2 3 4;} @font-face {font-family:"Colonna MT"; panose-1:4 2 8 5 6 2 2 3 2 3;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman";} p.MsoEnvelopeReturn, li.MsoEnvelopeReturn, div.MsoEnvelopeReturn {margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Footlight MT Light";} a:link, span.MsoHyperlink {color:blue; text-decoration:underline;} a:visited, span.MsoHyperlinkFollowed {color:purple; text-decoration:underline;} p.MsoAutoSig, li.MsoAutoSig, div.MsoAutoSig {margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman";} span.EmailStyle18 {font-family:Arial; color:blue; font-weight:normal; font-style:normal; text-decoration:none none;} @page Section1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.25in 1.0in 1.25in;} div.Section1 {page:Section1;} --> </style>   </head>   <body lang=3DEN-US link=3Dblue vlink=3Dpurple>   <div class=3DSection1>   <p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 color=3Dblue face=3DArial><span = style=3D'font-size: 12.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:blue'>If no one has mentioned it, the = Fanfare, if I&#8217;m not mistaken, is found in one of Diane Bish&#8217;s books = also.</span></font></p>   <p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 color=3Dblue face=3DArial><span = style=3D'font-size: 12.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:blue'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>   <div>   <p class=3DMsoAutoSig><font size=3D3 color=3Dblue face=3D"Colonna = MT"><span style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Colonna = MT";color:blue'>Glenda</span></font><font color=3Dblue face=3D"Colonna MT"><span style=3D'font-family:"Colonna = MT";color:blue'> Sutton</span></font></p>   <p class=3DMsoAutoSig><font size=3D3 color=3Dblue face=3D"Colonna = MT"><span style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Colonna = MT";color:blue'>gksjd85@direcway.com</span></font></p>   </div>   <p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 color=3Dblue face=3DArial><span = style=3D'font-size: 12.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:blue'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>   <p class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D3 = face=3D"Times New Roman"><span style=3D'font-size:12.0pt'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>   </div>   </body>   </html>   --Boundary_(ID_OJFS+Lrad56e9Lg+/Pbeyg)--  
(back) Subject: Re: Lemmens' Fanfare From: <Pepehomer@aol.com> Date: Thu, 03 Jul 2003 08:40:18 -0400   I don't know if anyone will have the answer to this, but there was a "Joy = of Music" with Diane Bish episode in New Orleans where she played a = Lemmens piece, and it was not the Fanfare, however I think it was titled = as such. Might this have been the Triumphal March?   Justin Karch Organist, Holy Trinity LCMS Rome, GA   In a message dated 7/3/2003 5:42:40 AM Eastern Standard Time, = bruce@gbmuk.fsnet.co.uk writes:   > Lemmens Triumphal March is well worth a look. It's in the old Schott = Blue > Organ Album. Also several other Lemmens pieces in this series. Every = village > organist had these 50 or 60 years ago. I think mine got thrown out = during my > time away in the army - so I'm re-acquiring them from junk shops, = charity > shops etc. > The Lemmens pieces (and lots of other goodies) are > available in UK as custom > reprints from Music Sales Archives on 01284 702600. > > Bruce Miles  
(back) Subject: Re: How does one get pedal key to stay adjusted? From: "Arie Vandenberg" <ArieV@ClassicOrgan.com> Date: Thu, 03 Jul 2003 08:54:33 -0400   At 08:13 PM 2003-07-02 -0700, you wrote: >I have a Baldwin/COS (2m drawknob Galanti look-alike) in my >home for practice. The middle D (D'?) key tension adjustment >screw keeps getting loose (every month or so), causing the >pedal to bounce the note after I release the pedal. > >Suggestions? > >Regards, > >-Bill   Bill,   These COS/Baldwin (Viscount) organ's major weakness was poor pedalboard construction, and screws loosening up persistantly is just one problem. Poor contacts are another problem.   As has been suggested "locktite" can be a solution, lockwasher another, = but even better, pilot hole the current hole deeper, and use a longer screw. If you find tension dropping on other notes as well, it is = possible that the wooden board that holds the pedals in place and tensions them has =   a crack in it.   Hopefully, the new COS pedalboards are better.   Cheers,   Arie V.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Arie Vandenberg Classic Organbuilders ArieV@ClassicOrgan.com Tel.: 905-475-1263      
(back) Subject: Re: How does one get pedal key to stay adjusted? From: <Gfc234@aol.com> Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2003 09:29:13 EDT     --part1_69.3a04c759.2c3589a9_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   You can also break a toothpick into pieces and place it in the hole. That =   will most likely give the screw something to grip, and will prevent you = from destroying the pedal clavier. Good Luck,   Gregory   --part1_69.3a04c759.2c3589a9_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML><FONT FACE=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3D2 = FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D =3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0">You can also break a toothpick into pieces and = place i=3D t in the hole.&nbsp; That will most likely give the screw something to = grip,=3D and will prevent you from destroying the pedal clavier.<BR> Good Luck,<BR> <BR> Gregory</FONT></HTML>   --part1_69.3a04c759.2c3589a9_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: How does one get pedal key to stay adjusted? From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2003 09:37:45 EDT   This sounds like a prime candidate for conversion to tubular-pneumatic = action.  
(back) Subject: Re: How does one get pedal key to stay adjusted? From: "Paul R. Swank" <prswank@surfbest.net> Date: Thu, 03 Jul 2003 09:39:37 -0400   Take out the screw that keeps getting loose. Break off about an inch of a =   toothpick and drop that piece into the hole.   Then tighten the screw back into the hole.   This should solve the problem.   Paul.     At 08:13 PM 7/2/03 -0700, you wrote: >I have a Baldwin/COS (2m drawknob Galanti look-alike) in my >home for practice. The middle D (D'?) key tension adjustment >screw keeps getting loose (every month or so), causing the >pedal to bounce the note after I release the pedal. > >Suggestions? > >Regards, > >-Bill    
(back) Subject: RE: How does one get pedal key to stay adjusted? From: "Andrew Mead" <mead@eagle.ca> Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2003 09:58:50 -0400   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0002_01C34149.B3D7FAC0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   I've read that placing steel wool in a stripped screw hole can restore the purchase of a screw. Someone give it a try please and let us know if it works. I've run out of stripped screw holes. AjM   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of Gfc234@aol.com Sent: Thursday, July 03, 2003 9:29 AM To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: Re: How does one get pedal key to stay adjusted?   You can also break a toothpick into pieces and place it in the hole. That will most likely give the screw something to grip, and will prevent you = from destroying the pedal clavier. 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(back) Subject: Re: How does one get pedal key to stay adjusted? From: <Keys4bach@aol.com> Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2003 11:18:24 EDT     --part1_1cd.cfffa40.2c35a340_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 7/3/2003 8:55:31 AM Eastern Daylight Time, ArieV@ClassicOrgan.com writes:   > Hopefully, the new COS pedalboards are better. > >   the newer ones are much better and the current ones are great.   improvements abound in their product.   dale in florida   --part1_1cd.cfffa40.2c35a340_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML><FONT FACE=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SERIF" = FACE=3D3D"=3D Georgia Ref" LANG=3D3D"0">In a message dated 7/3/2003 8:55:31 AM Eastern = Dayli=3D ght Time, ArieV@ClassicOrgan.com writes:<BR> <BR> <BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3D3DCITE style=3D3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT=3D : 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px"></FONT><FONT = COLOR=3D3D"#000000"=3D style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" SIZE=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D3D"A=3D rial" LANG=3D3D"0">Hopefully, the new COS pedalboards are better.<BR> <BR> </BLOCKQUOTE><BR> </FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" = SIZE=3D3D2=3D FAMILY=3D3D"SERIF" FACE=3D3D"Georgia Ref" LANG=3D3D"0"><BR> the newer ones are much better and the current ones are great. <BR> <BR> improvements abound in their product.<BR> <BR> dale in florida</FONT></HTML>   --part1_1cd.cfffa40.2c35a340_boundary--  
(back) Subject: RE: Lemmens' Fanfare From: "Michael David" <michaelandmaggy@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2003 10:32:19 -0500   It's not in any Biggs anthology but it is in a Dover publication - Organ Music for Manuals Only (0-486-41887-1) in addition to the Owen and Davis books.   Michael     > >Subject: Re: Lemmens' Fanfare >From: "Stephen Best" <sbest@borg.com> >Date: Wed, 02 Jul 2003 21:21:38 -0400 > > >--------------080205050402050804000002 >Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3Dus-ascii; format=3Dflowed >Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit > >It's also in one of Barbara Owen's anthologies...but haven't seen it in >Biggs. > >Steve Best in Utica, NY > >>James Dawson wrote: > >> I know Lemmens' Fafare is published separately by Willemsen, but does >> anyone know if it is also available in some anthology? A friend >> remembers seeing it in one of the E. Power Biggs anthologies--? > >      
(back) Subject: Fred's hair From: "David Baker" <dbaker@lawyers.com> Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2003 13:19:17 -0400   Regarding darrylbythesea's post, I recall a recital in NYC at First Pres. (on lower 5th Avenue) that he played not too long after taking the Crystal Cathedral where he made the same joke. It is that type of self-deprecating humor that has made him an audience favorite for decades. I hope he continues to play for many more years!   David Baker    
(back) Subject: RE: How does one get pedal key to stay adjusted? From: "Andr=E9s G=FCnther" <agun@telcel.net.ve> Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2003 14:19:07 -0400   Andres Gunther agun@telcel.net.ve   Following suggestion applies for tension boards at the rear part of the pedaliere and wood screws for spring tension (Don't know if this is the Baldwin system)   I use the trick with the toothpick quite often. Improves with a drop of white wood glue. Pedal adjusting screws have a lot of tension to bear however. Perhaps the screw hole has to be doweled (be sure to use a *hardwood* dowel and *glue* it in!) and then re-bored.   If the tension board has a crack, following could be made: Bore through and use 3/16" or 1/4" D nuts, washers and bolts. To avoid the bolt heads protruding on the lower side bore a 3/4" D x 3/8" (average) deep hole = there to "sink" them in. I made this surgery on several organs with good = results.   Ah, yes- I almost forgot: *Please don't stand on the pedals when sitting down or standing up* :)   Cheers 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.    
(back) Subject: RE: VERY LONG: SLC AGO Convention, chapter 2 From: "andrew meagher" <ameagher@stny.rr.com> Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2003 14:07:23 -0400   Glenda,   When Fred took the job at the Crystal Cathedral they made him get a tupee because they didn't think the bald head looked good on TV. So in short, = it is a tup and not real!   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of Glenda Sent: Monday, June 30, 2003 7:05 PM To: 'PipeChat' Subject: VERY LONG: SLC AGO Convention, chapter 2     Chapter 2 - Monday, June 16   Cynthia trekked off to breakfast while I meandered around the exhibit hall, looking at organs and music. She came back to tell me she had breakfast with Joyce Jones, and I declared my extreme envy over her good fortune.   Opening ceremonies were held at the LDS Assembly Hall (Sipe III/65, 1983), a pretty building made from materials left over from the construction of the Temple. Gathering music was provided by the Raijin Taiko Drum Group of the Japanese Church of Christ, a group that would have made any drumline in a marching band green with envy. We took front row center balcony seats this time as Susan Matthews held forth on the organ accompanied by one of those everlasting blasted brass ensembles. She began with the prelude from Hillert's Three Pieces, and ended with "Praise the Lord with drums and cymbals" by Karg-Elert. The singing was wonderful, of course.   Jerold Ottley, retired music director of the Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir, provided an upbeat and agreeable keynote address extolling the virtues of traditionalism. His speech was followed by liturgical dancing to Bach's Wachet Auf - go figure. Then the Salt Lake International Children's Choir, directed by Kathy Sorensen, performed for us. These children, decked in international costumes, sang, danced and played instruments for us.   We met Donald Ulm, a delightful man from the midwest (is it Minnesota? his name did not appear on the roster, but it was familiar to me, probably from TAO), who gave us some additional information about Eric Gundersen. Eric has only played organ for four years, and piano for two prior to that. He hails from Norway, and is a student at of James Drake at Utah State University. He holds great potential, so watch for him.   I believe this was the day we ran into Paul Tepler (hope I got his name right), a list member and super person, just outside the Tabernacle. The noon Tabernacle recitalist was Bonnie Goodliffe, one of the Temple Square organists. After bearing seven children she still finds time to practice and perform. The program:   Chaconne in G minor - Louis Couperin Prelude in G major, BWV 541 - Bach Three Preludes founded on Welsh hymn-tunes: Rhosymedre and Hyfrydol - Vaughan Williams Come, come, ye saints An old melody: on Royal Oak - Hirten Toccata - Goemanne   We sat in the balcony, second row center. Goodliffe played more crisply and cleanly than Drake, but the Bach was still lush in that acoustic. The Rhosymedre was very gentle and lovely, and I was happy to see someone include the Hyfrydol in a program. The Goemanne was well played, but has always sounded a bit awkward in spots to me. Goodliffe opened up to an almost full organ at the end - a nice performance.   Our national president Fred Swann sat in the row ahead of us, and I was able to study his hair. Because of his ever perfect coif I always wondered if it was real, and am now convinced it is (although only his hairdresser knows for sure). Anyway, every hair was in place and he looked like he was enjoying himself.   Lunch was partaken at the Lion House, a restaurant on Temple Square serving up some of the best cafeteria food I've experienced. The homemade breads are my kryptonite. Afterward we met David Krohne and Ken Sybesma at the Conference Center, and took pictures of each other with the organ gracing the background.   John Longhurst presided at the afternoon Conference Center recital. His program:   Carillon - Mathias Allabreve in D major, BWV 589 - Bach Prelude (from Pange lingua) - Kodaly Come, come, ye saints An old melody: The ash grove - arr. Longhurst Toccata in B minor (from Dix pieces) - Gigout   We were probably less than twelve rows from the organ console. His approach to this organ was conservative - I am convinced he wanted to show us just how quietly and subdued the organ could play. He only opened it up somewhat on the second verse of the hymn and during the Gigout. I believe all the expression pedals remained in the closed position for at least the first half of the Mathias (perhaps that's as it should be - the new kitten Molly, the terror of the household, attacked me and prevented my going downstairs to check the music). The warm reverberant tones of the Tabernacle organ, so lovely and sometimes distracting, were missing here. What was so cool was watching the background walls and pipes change colors as the recital progressed. I think I liked the Kodaly, but it may have been the yellow background turning to gold and orange. I gazed full into the golden eye over the organ, so I was mesmerized anyway.   I attended a workshop on singing technique, where the instructor fondled several participants and showed us what our skull was and where it should float in order to get a better sound.   We had dinner at historic Lamb's Restaurant, which served hard liquor and great Alaskan salmon flown in. Then we caught the end of the Madeleine's vesper service (after buying a CD of the choir and some postcards of the cathedral), at which the choir had swollen to perhaps 25-30 adults and children - again, one of the best vesper services I can remember.   John Weaver performed at the Cathedral of the Madeleine following vespers. Program was as follows:   Fanfara para orgao - Franceschini Fantasy in F Minor, K. 594 - Mozart Organ Concerto in B-flat major, op. 4, no. 6 - Handel Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582 - Bach Prelude and Toccata on Two Southern Hymns: Beach Spring and Amazing Grace - John Weaver Variations on Madrid - Weaver Carillon (premiered) - Weaver Final in B-flat major - Franck   Because we were late to vespers, we managed to squeeze a seat in the next to last row. This was the first time I had heard Weaver live - I chose Joyce Jones at Heavenly Rest at the 1996 NYC AGO Centennial over Madison Avenue, and was told I missed a fine program then (but I enjoyed every minute of where I was). His playing is very powerful and self-assured; his ability and knowledge oozes from him, and he made the walls ring. The Franceschini was short and festive. The Mozart was crisp; the fugal section was surprisingly stately so that every note and trill came through perfectly. The Handel was done on simple flute stops, and made me want to dust off my copy.   I got the impression that Weaver, who plays everything by memory, dropped a note once or twice just to make the rest of us feel better. My only disappointment was the faux pas in the most difficult restatement of the passacaglia theme containing all the triplets (the left hand just sort of disappeared there) - I really wanted him to purr through that. He brought out the big guns for the ending.   I know many love his compositions, but I just haven't warmed to them yet. I wondered just how many Northerners really know about Southern hymns? Anyway, the commissioned "Carillon" was to my mind the best of his compositions. The Franck was superb, played at a fantastically fast pace as if Weaver was on his way to a fire. I was glad for the opportunity to hear him and on such a neat instrument. I never met him or spoke to him because he looks like such a forbidding person, definitely out of my amateur league. However, he apparently is a fantastic instructor - one of his students won the Region 9 organ competition and blew us all away. More of that later.     Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com         "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" 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