PipeChat Digest #3821 - Sunday, July 20, 2003
 
Re: Liverpool Cathedral
  by "John Foss" <harfo32@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: NPM
  by <Keys4bach@aol.com>
Re: Liverpool Cathedral
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: NPM
  by "G. Deboer" <gdeboer@bluemarble.net>
Re: PDQ, WPA, and NKVD
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
Re: Liverpool Cathedral
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
Re: Liverpool Cathedral
  by "Mark Gustus" <MGustus@msn.com>
Shipping Pipes
  by <Kzimmer0817@aol.com>
Re: Carving a niche in history
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
IRC
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: Liverpool Cathedral
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Liverpool Cathedral From: "John Foss" <harfo32@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2003 12:03:14 +0100 (BST)   Dear pipechat members, Yes - all three organs in Liverpool Cathedral are very fine! In addition to the 5 manual, the Phoenix Electronic is, without doubt, the best sounding electronic instrument I have played. However, arguably the best of the three organs is the 2 manual 1910 Willis in the Lady Chapel which was restored by Hill, Norman and Beard in 1974 and cleaned in 1994 by David Wells, who added a 32' Contra Fagotto to the pedals. Part of what gives it its sparkling clarity is its position at the West End of the outstandingly beautiful Edwardian Gothic chapel (Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, I think). On the subject of Liverpool, I take great pride in the achievements of my students, and I have been lucky in having several very able ones. One of them, Panos, is currently reading English at the University of Thessaloniki, the Greek equivalent of Cambridge. He has won an Erasmus scholarship to study Arts and Media at The John Moores University of Liverpool and will be studying there from January through June. I first saw him when he was aged 10 playing the organ on Greek TV, and he became a student of mine shortly afterwards. As well as being a musician, he is a talented actor and dancer - he is a member of the 8 strong dance group which won the Greek National Folk dancing championship last year, and has star billing in one of this year's productions of Euripides at the Ancient Theatre of Dion in The Festival of Olympus. You can read some of his writing in The English Times of Katerini at my website and, when I have found it, I will add his photograph playing the organ in my house to the gallery. I hope he will benefit from and contribute to the cultural life of Liverpool while he is there. John Foss www.johnfoss.gr http://groups.yahoo.com/group/orgofftop/     ________________________________________________________________________ Want to chat instantly with your online friends? Get the FREE Yahoo! Messenger http://uk.messenger.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: Re: NPM From: <Keys4bach@aol.com> Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2003 09:36:42 EDT   Well, all, we heard about AGO regionals, so i thought i would drop a note about the NPM in Cinti, OH this week.   Let me just say this, there is still the 6/8 sing songy guitar/60's coffee house music out there =   but there were also GREAT organ performances at Christ Church Episcopal = and the Cathedral Basilica which houses a gorgeous interior, 3 organs and shock a "toaster" from Ahlborn-Galanti. Which did very well for a single keyboard portative.   COS, Rodgers and Allen provided a ton of electronics to cover every venue = and the leadership seemed pleased and grateful to have organs in every space. = Yamaha did the pianos and Clavinova things. The most stunning thing of = all is everyone got along and no one was uppity and no one disparaged things that =   SHOULD NOT HAVE been disparaged. Those things that deserved dissing were = dissed.     So anyway, things were learned, better musicians made, music and visual = art created and I trust God was pleased if She was listening to it all.   later Y'all   dale in Florida    
(back) Subject: Re: Liverpool Cathedral From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2003 09:41:22 -0400   On 7/19/03 7:03 AM, "John Foss" <harfo32@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:   > I take great pride in the achievements of my students, and I have been lucky > in having several very able ones.   John, it nearly knocks me out to contemplate the sheer awesome QUANTITY of talent among the kids in your community--musical talent and so many other kinds as well. Certainly you are a factor in helping to provide OPPORTUNITY for a good number of them.   But there must be more to it. Is it that there are thousands of kids in that community, so that a dozen or so are a smaller percentage than they seem? Or, by historical accident, is there simply an extraordinarily rich gene pool in very old and very stable population?   You must have contemplated this yourself. Any theories?   Alan    
(back) Subject: Re: NPM From: "G. Deboer" <gdeboer@bluemarble.net> Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2003 09:56:30 -0500   Hi Dale,   We too spent most of this week at the NPM and enjoyed every minute of =3D it, even while busy from morning till night. But I'm wondering why you left the name of the company who had the =3D largest display of organs there out of your comments ? You couldn't =3D possibly have missed it because there was always a crowd plugging up the = =3D aisle in front of it.   Gary   ----- Original Message -----=3D20 From: Keys4bach@aol.com=3D20 To: pipechat@pipechat.org=3D20 Sent: Saturday, July 19, 2003 8:36 AM Subject: Re: NPM     Well, all, we heard about AGO regionals, so i thought i would drop a =3D note about the NPM in Cinti, OH this week.   Let me just say this, there is still the 6/8 sing songy guitar/60's coffee house music out =3D there but there were also GREAT organ performances at Christ Church =3D Episcopal and the Cathedral Basilica which houses a gorgeous interior, 3 = =3D organs and shock a "toaster" from Ahlborn-Galanti. Which did very well =3D for a single keyboard portative.   COS, Rodgers and Allen provided a ton of electronics to cover every =3D venue and the leadership seemed pleased and grateful to have organs in = =3D every space. Yamaha did the pianos and Clavinova things. The most =3D stunning thing of all is everyone got along and no one was uppity and no = =3D one disparaged things that SHOULD NOT HAVE been disparaged. Those =3D things that deserved dissing were dissed.=3D20   So anyway, things were learned, better musicians made, music and =3D visual art created and I trust God was pleased if She was listening to =3D it all.   later Y'all   dale in Florida=3D20    
(back) Subject: Re: PDQ, WPA, and NKVD From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2003 11:54:11 EDT   Dearest assembled: When discussing professional organizations, fraternities, "models" of "organs," titles of pieces, periodicals, publishing houses, and other anagrammatical entities, please do not assume that we know what all of these abbreviations mean. Those of us who are socially ostracised, reclusive, and out-of-touch with reality are not always aware of what is being discussed.   Sebastian M. Gluck Concerned about the possible breakup of The Beatles Heard rumors Kimball might be closing their organ department  
(back) Subject: Re: Liverpool Cathedral From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2003 12:06:19 EDT   Does anybody have a stoplist (or hopefully specifications) of the 2-manual-with-32' Lady Chapel organ that they might post?  
(back) Subject: Re: Liverpool Cathedral From: "Mark Gustus" <MGustus@msn.com> Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2003 12:46:40 -0500   http://www.livcathorgan.homestead.com/lcoladchapel.html   ----- Original Message ----- From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> To: <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Saturday, July 19, 2003 11:06 AM Subject: Re: Liverpool Cathedral     > Does anybody have a stoplist (or hopefully specifications) of the > 2-manual-with-32' Lady Chapel organ that they might post?   >  
(back) Subject: Shipping Pipes From: <Kzimmer0817@aol.com> Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2003 18:07:49 EDT   Listers,   I apologize for sending this to both lists, but, sometimes the DIY list = isn't as active. Anyway, I will very likely be shipping some ranks of pipes. = How is the best way and most cost effective way for us amateurs to do this? = As "little guys" we don't have accounts with large shipping companies.   Do we ship in our pipe crates? Do we ship in special cardboard boxes? Do = we use UPS, FedEx, or some kind of trucking company?   I would appreciate some practical advice in this matter - especially with respect to an amateur who wants to ship 4-6 ranks of pipes.   Thanks, Keith    
(back) Subject: Re: Carving a niche in history From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2003 02:21:01 +0100 (BST)   Hello,   Thanks for that Malcolm....I suspected that most organ-builders called in outside carvers these days.   Does anyone know anything about the "elephant man" who did work for Forster & Andrews? He used to carve an elephant on every carving....or somesuch.   I always think that in various parts of the world, including the UK, so many organs are not really well clothed. The hideous fronts of Father Willis instruments are a national source of embarassment, and many an old Harrison amounts to little more than a row of pewter teeth in a frame.   Wasn't it Canon Sydney Smith at St Paul's Cathedral who said, "The house of God is not beautified by rows of zinc chimmney cans".   Of course, the same wit also said, "Organists are like broken down cab horses....always longing for another stop!"   I note with pleasure, that here in the UK, there have been some serious attempts to create really beautiful organ-cases in recent years....which has to be welcomed.   Shortly, when I go to Holland, I shall see some SERIOUS organ cases....they make lovely Christmas cards.   How many people know (probably everyone) that the organ case at St Bavo, Haarlem, cost as much as the instrument?   Not enough is written on the subject!   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK         --- Malcolm Wechsler <manderusa@earthlink.net> wrote: > > I'm sorry to be so slow responding to your cue, but > I have just been reading > piles of back mail, and only this evening, got to > your letter, and nice > words about St. Ignatius......I recall that the > wonderful lady who did the > bulk of the carving flew over>     ________________________________________________________________________ Want to chat instantly with your online friends? Get the FREE Yahoo! Messenger http://uk.messenger.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: IRC From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2003 18:32:18 -0700   I'm on.   Bud      
(back) Subject: Re: Liverpool Cathedral From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2003 02:37:17 +0100 (BST)   Hello,   Now there's an interesting thought!   Is the Lady Chapel organ at Liverpool Cathedral the smallest organ in the world with a real 32ft reed?   The casework, inspired by Spanish Gothic (as is the rest of the Chapel) is a stunning tour-de-force of the carver's art.   Of course, the main organ cases ain't too bad either!   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK   --- TubaMagna@aol.com wrote: > Does anybody have a stoplist (or hopefully > specifications) of the > 2-manual-with-32' Lady Chapel organ that they might > post? >   ________________________________________________________________________ Want to chat instantly with your online friends? Get the FREE Yahoo! Messenger http://uk.messenger.yahoo.com/