PipeChat Digest #3810 - Saturday, July 12, 2003
 
Re: Europe sojourn
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Haugen
  by "First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois" <kzrev@rr1.net>
RE: Seattle Concerto
  by "andrew meagher" <ameagher@stny.rr.com>
Free Organ / Houston TX
  by "Nance, Daryel" <DNance@svdp-edu.org>
Re: 20th century trumpet and organ music
  by <patmai@juno.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Europe sojourn From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2003 01:28:33 +0100 (BST)   Hello Cleveland and list,   This sounds like a fairly extensive tour, but you didn't tell us how you were travelling.   However, Madrid has two large, modern instruments by the Barcelona organ-builder Grenzing. Both have about 70-75 speaking stops with absolutely no extension and sporting "stick out" reeds.   The first is in the main concert hall in Madrid, known as the "Auditoria Nacional".   The second is in the Catedral del Almudena, again with a very substantial specification and "stick out" reeds.   If you get to hear either instrument, please tell us your impressions because, I somehow doubt that anyone will know these instruments and may not have heard of the organ-builder...I certainly haven't!   I avoid Birmingham in the UK....it is a horrible place and the people talk funny.   However, if you MUST go there, you might wish to look in at St Chad's RC cathedral, St Philips C-of-E Cathedral with its lovely Snetzler casework and, if you can get on a tour, perhaps a glimpse at the somewhat friendless Klais at the new Symphony Hall. So far as I know, the old Town Hall is not open, but I may be wrong. This is the home to the huge 5-manual William Hill organ.   Moving swiflty out of "The black country" (That's what the area is called) and on to Germany, you are going to one of the most remarkable organ centres in Europe.   St Jacobi houses the 1693 Schnitger organ, now magnificently and expensively restored.....quite glorious, and quite loud! If you can be there midweek, THEY HAVE GUIDED ORGAN CRAWLS ON THURSDAYS @ 12.00.   St Katarine's church has a 75 stop organ in the west gallery. Wasn't this the church where Scheidemann played?   St Michael's church has a 5-manual Steinmeyer with a "mere" 75 stop Steinmeyer to replace the organ lost during the war by Walcker, which had 163 stops and about 12,500 pipes. The current instrument is about half the size.   Gothenburg I know nothing about, other than the fact that the people are blond and good looking...the women have long legs and long hair.   Sounds like a great trip....hope this helps.   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK         --- Cleveland Kersh <bachscholar@yahoo.com> wrote: > > Hello all-- > > I'll be in Europe for about a month this summer, and > wanted to get some sage advice on good pipe organs > to > visit.   ________________________________________________________________________ Want to chat instantly with your online friends? Get the FREE Yahoo! Messenger http://uk.messenger.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: Haugen From: "First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois" <kzrev@rr1.net> Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2003 19:41:17 -0500   Personally, I like quite a bit of Haugen's music; no, it isn't traditional. Haugen, btw, isn't a Catholic, but a member of a UCC congregation. I went to a workshop he held, and liked the things he shared with us.   The thing that has always driven me crazy about Catholic congregational singing is that they don't sing harmony and the people only get to sing the choruses, not the nifty verses which seem to be reserved for the cantor. I always feel like I'm being shortchanged in my participation.   But then my tradition is different, and therefore so are my experiences and expectations.   Dennis Steckley   Every gun that is made and every warship that is launched, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed--Dwight Eisenhower        
(back) Subject: RE: Seattle Concerto From: "andrew meagher" <ameagher@stny.rr.com> Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2003 22:46:48 -0400   Shelley,   I can tell you that Naji wrote that piece for the National AGO conention = in Seattle in 2000, but that is about all I know.   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of Shelley Culver Sent: Friday, July 11, 2003 7:10 PM To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: Seattle Concerto         Hello Pipechat Buddies!   I was wondering if any of you know anything about the Seattle Concerto for Organ and Orchestra. It's by Naji Hakim, written in 1998. I'll be hearing = it in a couple weeks, and I'd love some background information on it.   Thanks! Shelley     "It is often just as sacred to laugh as it is to pray."   _______________________________________________ Join Excite! - http://www.excite.com The most personalized portal on the Web! "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: Free Organ / Houston TX From: "Nance, Daryel" <DNance@svdp-edu.org> Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2003 22:00:55 -0500   Anyone need a Baldwin?   I have a Baldwin Studio II organ up for grabbs (free)!! It is in Houston (TX) in a private home. Whomever might want it would have to get it in a timely manner. I will be needing to have it hauled off soon if no one is interested.   It has 2 manuals and 32 pedals (somewhat akin to the "princess pedal" dimensions). It is an analog instrument with a stoplist that is somewhat along "cinema organ" lines, with internal speakers. All seems to be working, except for the percussion stuff is intermitent. The case is in = mint condition.   e-mail me: mailto:dnance@svdp-edu.org voice mail: 713-663-3539   Thanks, Daryel     Daryel Nance St.Vincent de Paul Church, Houston mailto:dnance@svdp-edu.org www.svmusic.info ; www.dompaulbenoit.com ; www.church-organist.com ; www.daryeln.com   "...the only ones among you who will really be happy are those who sought and found how to serve." Albert Schwietzer    
(back) Subject: Re: 20th century trumpet and organ music From: <patmai@juno.com> Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2003 23:36:37 -0400   Dear Jim and Pipechatters,   Although I have not played the piece, David German's Trumpet Tune has been a hit whenever I have heard it.   Have you played or heard the Genzmer Sonata for Trumpet and Organ? That is a powerful one which I played in concert early in my tenure at West Point. It is indeed challenging for the organist and trumpeter as well.   Pat Maimone   ________________________________________________________________ The best thing to hit the internet in years - Juno SpeedBand! Surf the web up to FIVE TIMES FASTER! Only $14.95/ month - visit www.juno.com to sign up today!