PipeChat Digest #3714 - Sunday, June 1, 2003
 
Tournemire and coffee
  by "John Foss" <harfo32@hotmail.com>
Wicks Captiva, Gluck Practice Organs
  by <Kzimmer0817@aol.com>
Organ Clearing House, Wicks
  by "David Baker" <dbaker@lawyers.com>
Re: Gluck Practice Organs
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
Aggie Armstrong at OHS
  by "MARAUDER" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu>
Re: Boston Church Information
  by <Swedish5702@aol.com>
The ultimate Untersatz!
  by "John Foss" <harfo32@hotmail.com>
Langlais
  by "Chapman Gonz=E1lez" <chapmanp@comcast.net>
WICKS WEB SITE BACK UP (x post)
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
upcoming appearance
  by "Tom Hoehn" <thoehn@theatreorgans.com>
Re: Langlais
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Holy Cross Lutheran, St. Louis City, 1902 Kilgen
  by "John Seboldt" <rohrwerk@seboldt.net>
RE: New Organ
  by "Sam Vause" <vause@cox.net>
 

(back) Subject: Tournemire and coffee From: "John Foss" <harfo32@hotmail.com> Date: Sat, 31 May 2003 12:45:45 +0000   Perhaps they don't quite go together, though one of my treasured = possessions was a magnificent bound copy of French Recipes given to me by Mme = Tournemire (the widow of Charles Tournemire) in Paris some years ago. I was in the company of Dennis Hunt, who has a genius for discovering worthwhile music, =   and was responsible for the founding of the Tournemire improvisation prize =   at the St Alban's Organ festival. I played "L'Orgue Mystique No 36" some = 40 years ago in a recital at St Mary Magdalene's, Paddington in 1963 - it is ideally suited to this organ, acoustic and ambience. As a student at the Royal College of Music on the Graduate Course we were asked to give a talk =   on a topic of our own choice, and I talked about Tournemire's life and = music with recorded illustrations. Without wishing to blow my own trumpet, it = was well received and I remember the professor in charge of the course saying "he is a much stronger composer than I had realised." In my experience, = his music lies very comfortably beneath the fingers, though I have not played his complete oeuvre. Obviously some is more difficult than others. When touring France on an organ crawl holiday with concert pianist Philip Fowke = - who is also a superb organist - we made a piligrimage to Arcachon, where Tournemire died in 1939. We also visited the monastery of Solesmes, famous =   for its plainchant, on which much of Tournemire's music is based. Another memorable moment was playing in the Cathedral at Chartres, though the situation of the organ above the Choir is not as good as that of Notre = Dame and Ste Sulpice where the organs are in the West Gallery. On a rather less exalted plain, Ersatz was, in my memory, used as a pejorative term for wartime coffee (World War 2 - not 1!) made from acorns =   as Germany could not get the real thing! My comment re "Untersatz" as a = fake 32 was not intended to be taken seriously! JF     www.johnfoss.gr   _________________________________________________________________ Protect your PC - get McAfee.com VirusScan Online http://clinic.mcafee.com/clinic/ibuy/campaign.asp?cid=3D3963    
(back) Subject: Wicks Captiva, Gluck Practice Organs From: <Kzimmer0817@aol.com> Date: Sat, 31 May 2003 08:46:53 EDT     --part1_1d3.ad5e95c.2c09fe3d_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   List,   Has anybody had any experience with the small Wicks Captiva organ. It's certainly beautiful to look at. When I was able to to get to the Wicks = site, I couldn't determine how many ranks it actually was. I was able to find an = online ".pdf" brochure that explained it. Apparently the Great is derived from three ranks. The Swell is digital as is the 16' pedal.   I guess the thing that struck me was the price. I forget exactly, but the =   price didn't seem to be significantly more than a comparable digital = organ, while I've seen small practice pipe organs of 2-3 ranks costing = considerably more than the Captiva.   Likewise, I'd like to hear about Sebastian's Practice Organ series. I've seen a couple pictures of them in TAO. They are beautiful to look at as = well. They appear to be all pipe.   Thanks, Keith   --part1_1d3.ad5e95c.2c09fe3d_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">List,<BR> <BR> Has anybody had any experience with the small Wicks Captiva organ.&nbsp; = It'=3D s certainly beautiful to look at.&nbsp; When I was able to to get to the = Wic=3D ks site, I couldn't determine how many ranks it actually was.&nbsp; I was = ab=3D le to find an online ".pdf" brochure that explained it.&nbsp; Apparently = the=3D Great is derived from three ranks.&nbsp; The Swell is digital as is the = 16'=3D pedal.<BR> <BR> I guess the thing that struck me was the price.&nbsp; I forget exactly, = but=3D20=3D the price didn't seem to be significantly more than a comparable digital = org=3D an, while I've seen small practice pipe organs of 2-3 ranks costing = consider=3D ably more than the Captiva.<BR> <BR> Likewise, I'd like to hear about Sebastian's Practice Organ series.&nbsp; = I'=3D ve seen a couple pictures of them in TAO.&nbsp; They are beautiful to look = a=3D t as well.&nbsp; They appear to be all pipe.<BR> <BR> Thanks,<BR> Keith</FONT></HTML>   --part1_1d3.ad5e95c.2c09fe3d_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Organ Clearing House, Wicks From: "David Baker" <dbaker@lawyers.com> Date: Sat, 31 May 2003 08:49:16 -0400   It has been said of many organs that the best stop on the instrument is the room. This is one reason why although I heartily agree that the OCH performs a valuable - nay, indispensable - function, I think relocation of an instrument needs to be approached thoughtfully. Arguably there should be some similarity, at least in terms of size, between the original room and the new room, otherwise there might have to be too much revoicing. Anybody else have thoughts on this point?   David Baker    
(back) Subject: Re: Gluck Practice Organs From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Sat, 31 May 2003 11:03:15 -0400   All of our instruments are all-pipe, even the studio/chapel series on our = incomplete website. All of the small extension organs listed are still custom built in terms = of appearance, layout, scaling, and tonal design, in accordance with the = clients' needs. After the Guild regionals, we will be installing a new one in Alexander = Chapel at First Presbyterian Church in New York City. Its six ranks will = be   16 Dulciana 16 Stopped Diapason (wood) 4 Principal 4 Chimney Flute 2-2/3 Nasard 4/5 Tierce   The chapel seats fifty people. Our pipe organ will replace an electronic.   Sebastian M. Gluck ....currently in East Germany photographing Bach's instruments by = Silbermann, Trost, and Hildebrandt  
(back) Subject: Aggie Armstrong at OHS From: "MARAUDER" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu> Date: Sat, 31 May 2003 15:16:09 -0400   Aggie Armstorng is No. 1!! Well, I hardly need say that; we all kno= w that! :-) But in this case, she's No. 1 recitalist for the OHS convention= .. I saw the proof of the convention brochure last night, and, apart from the pre-convention program, hers is the first recital listed:   Prelude in D Abb=E9 Vogler   Voluntary on a Moravian Hymn - Abraham Ritter (Aggie: whozzat?) Largo in A Flat - Elizabeth Stirling (Gee, Aggie, whozzat, too?) Will o' thje Wisp Gordon Balch Nevin   Postludium Adolph Friedrich Hesse   Hymn: the Moravian "Covenant hymn" "We Who Here Together Are Assembled." Aggie is playing the 1904 Hook & hastings in the chapel of Linden Hall School For Girls, a Moravian-background school right on the Moravian's "church square" in Littiz PA, and the girls in the school sing this each week when anyone has a birthday as a sort of birthday chapel greeting.   Even though I've got a few responsibilities during the convention, I'll go out of my way to hear all this!!   Coirfdially,   Karl E. Moyer Lancaster PA  
(back) Subject: Re: Boston Church Information From: <Swedish5702@aol.com> Date: Sat, 31 May 2003 15:26:51 EDT     --part1_a.310d9051.2c0a5bfb_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Hello All: When I was in college in Boston in the late 1960s I sang in the choir of = the former Mount Vernon Congregational Church in the Back Bay on Mass. Ave. My understanding is the church merged with Old South and the building was =   boarded up. In 1978 I believe the church sadly was destroyed by fire. My question is: =   does anyone remember this church and if the fine pipe organ was removed = before the fire? Aeolian-Skinner did some work on the instrument in 1967-8 and it = contained some wonderful solo voices. I have been trying to locate information and have yet to find any links. When I was in Boston last summer I asked at Old South and they didn't have =   much to say. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Best, Craig in Pa.   --part1_a.310d9051.2c0a5bfb_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML><FONT FACE=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000080" SIZE=3D3D2 = FAMILY=3D =3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial Cyr" LANG=3D3D"0"><B>Hello All:<BR> When I was in college in Boston in the late 1960s I sang in the choir of = th=3D e former Mount Vernon Congregational Church in the Back Bay on Mass. = Ave.<BR=3D > My understanding is the church merged with Old South and the building was = b=3D oarded up.<BR> In 1978 I believe the church sadly was destroyed by fire. My question is: = d=3D oes anyone remember this church and if the fine pipe organ was removed = befor=3D e the fire?<BR> Aeolian-Skinner did some work on the instrument in 1967-8 and it = contained=3D20=3D some wonderful solo voices.<BR> I have been trying to locate information and have yet to find any = links.<BR=3D > When I was in Boston last summer I asked at Old South and they didn't have = m=3D uch to say. <BR> Any help would be greatly appreciated.<BR> Best,<BR> Craig&nbsp; in Pa.</B></FONT></HTML>   --part1_a.310d9051.2c0a5bfb_boundary--  
(back) Subject: The ultimate Untersatz! From: "John Foss" <harfo32@hotmail.com> Date: Sat, 31 May 2003 20:33:24 +0000   For those in the USA (and other non-Telegraph readers:   http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=3D/news/2003/05/31/ninfra31.= xml&sSheet=3D/portal/2003/05/31/ixportal.html     www.johnfoss.gr   _________________________________________________________________ STOP MORE SPAM with the new MSN 8 and get 2 months FREE* http://join.msn.com/?page=3Dfeatures/junkmail    
(back) Subject: Langlais From: "Chapman Gonz=E1lez" <chapmanp@comcast.net> Date: Sat, 31 May 2003 20:29:21 -0400   I have just discovered the Prelude Modal and the Paraphrase sur "Salve Regina" from the Langlais 'Vingt-quatre Pieces.' Are there any others = that people like either from Vol. I or II? I read through Vol. I, but its = still good to know which ones are played by others.   Thanks, Chapman in Baltimore    
(back) Subject: WICKS WEB SITE BACK UP (x post) From: <ScottFop@aol.com> Date: Sat, 31 May 2003 20:34:19 EDT     --part1_105.2fa4b843.2c0aa40b_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Just wanted to let everyone know the Wicks website was accessible again. = I don't know what happened to it last night but alot of people tried to = access it and couldn't. Oh well, things are back where they belong it seems.   <A = HREF=3D"http://www.wicks.com/organ/default.htm">http://www.wicks.com/organ/= default.htm</A>   Scott F. Foppiano Cantantibus organis Caecilia Domino decantabat.   --part1_105.2fa4b843.2c0aa40b_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">Just wanted to let everyone know the Wicks = website was=3D accessible again.&nbsp; I don't know what happened to it last night but = alo=3D t of people tried to access it and couldn't.&nbsp; Oh well, things are = back=3D20=3D where they belong it seems.<BR> <BR> <A = HREF=3D3D"http://www.wicks.com/organ/default.htm">http://www.wicks.com/orga= =3D n/default.htm</A><BR> <BR> </FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" = SIZE=3D3D4=3D FAMILY=3D3D"SCRIPT" FACE=3D3D"Monotype Corsiva" LANG=3D3D"0"><B>Scott F. = Foppiano=3D </FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" = SIZE=3D3D2=3D FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0"></B><BR> Cantantibus organis Caecilia Domino decantabat.</FONT><FONT = COLOR=3D3D"#00000=3D 0" style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" SIZE=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SCRIPT" = FACE=3D3D"Mo=3D notype Corsiva" LANG=3D3D"0"><BR> </FONT></HTML> --part1_105.2fa4b843.2c0aa40b_boundary--  
(back) Subject: upcoming appearance From: "Tom Hoehn" <thoehn@theatreorgans.com> Date: Sat, 31 May 2003 20:49:54 -0400   Hi groups --   I know this is a little late notice, but if you're in the Ellenton, = Florida area on Sunday 6/1/2003< I'll be appearing at Roaring 20's Pizza and Pipes from 5 til 9. I'll be substituting for Dwight Thomas on Sunday night. If you can make it down, I'd love to see ya...   Tom Hoehn, Organist Tampa Theatre, Tampa, FL(3/12 Wurlitzer) Roaring 20's Pizza & Pipes, Ellenton, FL (substitute - 4/42 Wurlitzer) First United Methodist Church, Clearwater, FL (4/9?- = Rodgers/Ruffati/Wicks) CFTOS/Manasota/OATOS/HiloBay/CIC-ATOS/VotS-ATOS/AGO http://theatreorgans.com/tomhoehn      
(back) Subject: Re: Langlais From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Sat, 31 May 2003 22:05:46 EDT     --part1_165.2096bc72.2c0ab97a_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 5/31/03 8:24:10 PM Eastern Daylight Time, chapmanp@comcast.net writes:     > I have just discovered the Prelude Modal and the Paraphrase sur "Salve > Regina" from the Langlais 'Vingt-quatre Pieces.' Are there any others = that > people like either from Vol. I or II?   My books are at the church so I don't have titles on the tip of my tongue, =   but there are other pieces in the collection that are good for service and =   recital use. I keep these books in my wedding/funeral briefcase; they're = very useful. I'll try to remember to take a look tomorrow.   Bruce, with Miles, Molly and Degui in the Muttastery at Howling Acres http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502   FEED AN ANIMAL FOR FREE <A = HREF=3D"http://tinyurl.com/2j5i">http://tinyurl.com/2j5i</A> (please it'll = only take a minute!)     --part1_165.2096bc72.2c0ab97a_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML><FONT FACE=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3D2>In a message dated = 5/31/0=3D 3 8:24:10 PM Eastern Daylight Time, chapmanp@comcast.net writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3D3DCITE style=3D3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-=3D LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">I &nbsp;have just = discovere=3D d the Prelude Modal and the Paraphrase sur "Salve <BR>Regina" from the Langlais 'Vingt-quatre Pieces.' &nbsp;Are there any = oth=3D ers that <BR>people like either from Vol. I or II? </FONT><FONT = COLOR=3D3D"#000000" SI=3D ZE=3D3D3 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" = LANG=3D3D"0"></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D3D"Ar=3D ial" LANG=3D3D"0"> <BR>My books are at the church so I don't have titles on the tip of my = tongu=3D e, but there are other pieces in the collection that are good for service = an=3D d recital use. &nbsp;&nbsp;I keep these books in my wedding/funeral = briefcas=3D e; they're very useful. &nbsp;&nbsp;I'll try to remember to take a look = tomo=3D rrow. <BR> <BR>Bruce, with Miles, Molly and Degui &nbsp;in the Muttastery at Howling = Ac=3D res http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502 = &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <BR> <BR>FEED AN ANIMAL FOR FREE <A = HREF=3D3D"http://tinyurl.com/2j5i">http://tinyu=3D rl.com/2j5i</A> (please it'll only take a minute!) <BR></FONT></HTML>   --part1_165.2096bc72.2c0ab97a_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Holy Cross Lutheran, St. Louis City, 1902 Kilgen From: "John Seboldt" <rohrwerk@seboldt.net> Date: Sat, 31 May 2003 22:20:16 -0500   At 08:17 AM 5/23/03 -0700, you wrote: >Yesterday, on a spur of the moment I headed to Holy >Cross in the city and made some impromtu recordings w/ >my minidisc recorder.   Travis, I am entranced to hear this instrument again. I had some correspondence with the organist of recent years who oversaw some renovations and a new console - not sure I would have made many changes, but it seems that what was done was far from a wholesale attempt to baroque-ize it or some such.   As a Lutheran kid (LCMS) in St. Louis for most of my high school years (late 60's), Holy Cross was one of the mother churches. Lutheran High School South held its baccalaureate services in this building. The organ impressed me as a child, but my organ teacher, true to his neo-baroque tendency, dismissed it as "not all that great." My, how the pendulum swings... I got to visit it in about 1985 again (still with the original console) and felt free to love it again!   I don't know if there's anything to the story I heard at one point that = the core of the ensemble was built by the 19th century St. Louis builder J.G. Pfeffer.   Meanwhile, a later Kilgen (1938) of much larger scale has been marvelously =   renovated here in Milwaukee - St. Robert RC in Shorewood, WI. With the renovations by the St. Louis Pipe Organ Co., and some added reeds by A.R. Schopps, this thing will stand with any great English cathedral organ.     John Seboldt Music Director rohrwerk@seboldt.net Trinity Lutheran Church www.seboldt.net South Milwaukee, WI    
(back) Subject: RE: New Organ From: "Sam Vause" <vause@cox.net> Date: Sat, 31 May 2003 23:59:31 -0700   Congratulations!   Perhaps if you clean off the 'chaff,' the 'chiff' will be easier to hear? = :-) --Sam Sam Vause, Chandler, AZ   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois Sent: Friday, May 30, 2003 5:43 PM To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: New Organ   I forgot to announce to my organ friends on this list that I am getting a "new" pipe organ for my home--a lovely II/11 Wicks from 1967. Yes, a bit neo-baroque, but not a screamer. And I like a bit of chaff on my principals....