PipeChat Digest #3739 - Monday, June 9, 2003
 
RE: Pentecost Sunday
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
Re: Pentecost Sunday
  by <Hell-Felix@t-online.de>
Re: Photos and Reeds
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: Reeds
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
Re: Maine contracts
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: Photos
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Reeds
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: Coupling through
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: Pentecost Sunday
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
The Great Wedding - Eyrline and Keith 6-7-03
  by "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net>
Re: Maine contracts
  by "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz>
The World's Favorite Hymns
  by <Devon3000@aol.com>
Re: The Great Wedding - Eyrline and Keith 6-7-03
  by "leora holcomb" <leh637@yahoo.com>
live chat on IRC tonight
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
 

(back) Subject: RE: Pentecost Sunday From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Mon, 09 Jun 2003 07:04:50 -0500   I'll try to schedule the funeral (mine) a year or more in advance, in keeping with my anal nature. Should I prepay for Felix' services, do you think?   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com     -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of Alan Freed   So, unless you're AWFULLY lucky, schedule your funeral six to eight months in advance. (Or are you talking about your HUSBAND'S funeral??) (Ancient Luth. pastor joke: In an April meeting a bunch of pastors are planning their next meeting, in, say, October. Someone proposes the 19th. And one pastor says, "Oh, I've got a funeral that day." HAR HAR HAR. Real jokers, them Lutherans.          
(back) Subject: Re: Pentecost Sunday From: <Hell-Felix@t-online.de> Date: Mon, 09 Jun 2003 15:23:04 +0200 (CEST)   I kindly ask you, Ma'am, to keep me out of these kind of jokes. THANKS! Felix   Glenda wrote: > I'll try to schedule the funeral (mine) a year or more in > advance, in keeping with my anal nature. Should I prepay for Felix' > services, do you think?  
(back) Subject: Re: Photos and Reeds From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Mon, 9 Jun 2003 14:47:14 +0100 (BST)   Hello,   You see what a few photographs of people does?   The wedding sort of escaped my attention due to my system problems, but I'm sure congratulations are in order, with every best wish conveyed.   I'm not sure I would like to buy an auto from the characters potrayed, but it was delightful to put faces to names.   Recently, just prior to my computer-aided banishment from pipechat, I suggested that we know so little about list members. I had one or two replies, but in the main, no one took me up on this.   As I guess that most list members are not in a place of correction, I would think that there is not much to hide. My real interest was in the organs that list members play regularly, which would say much about the musical interests and the sort of repertoire they play.   Incidentally, I am in the hunt for a couple of rare organ-building books; one of which is the Noel Bonavia-Hunt tome. The other is by W & T Lewis dating from the 50's, which makes special mention of pneumatic actions.   Just to throw an idea into the collective tin-lead smelting pot, why are German reeds so awful?   Permit me to explain.......   In the UK, we have always enjoyed good reeds, unless they happened to be from a pipe supplier such as Courcelle in the 19th century. This has certainly been true, with some glaring exceptions, since Henry Willis the first and William Hill. Indeed, there are famous names to conjour with such as the Rundle dynasty and W C Jones.   American reeds are, of course, quite legendary ever since the magnificent reed tones of Wurlitzer, Skinner and their contemporaries. I often marvel at some of the reeds I hear on CD in modern American instruments.   The French, ever since Cliquot, have produced equally magnificent reeds; the ultimate of course being Cavaille-Coll.   When I go to Holland, the Trumpets are REAL trumpets which don't honk and bark like their German counterparts; and all achieved on wind pressures which would just about move a blade of grass. I know of genuine Baroque organs in Holland which have THE most imitative reeds I have ever played, if you happen to like Dulzians, Regals and other period instruments.   More interestingly for me, as a relative lay-man in matters of voicing, why should even Dutch 32ft reeds speak so promptly on not more than 3" of wind or less, and yet still sound wonderfully robust and developed?   The quality of Trumpet tone is also very high in Holland.   Spanish reeds of the old world are....well.... very Spanish, but not unattractive.   So why, I wonder, are German reeds so awful?   Do we have a reed-voicer in the house?   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK             __________________________________________________ Yahoo! Plus - For a better Internet experience http://uk.promotions.yahoo.com/yplus/yoffer.html  
(back) Subject: Re: Reeds From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Mon, 9 Jun 2003 10:00:06 EDT   Colin: Several of us on this list are reed voicers. You may not like all German reeds, but you may also not have heard = some of the best. Have you heard 18th century German reeds? Manual trumpets = that sound, in the bass, like humans actually playing orchestral trombones? And = Pedal posaunen that are so smooth and round as to put diaphones to shame? What you may be reacting to is poor regulation and voicing rather than = a national characteristic. Any nation is capable of producing bad reed tone.   SMG  
(back) Subject: Re: Maine contracts From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Mon, 9 Jun 2003 15:21:48 +0100 (BST)   Hello,   Call me unconventional if you will, but in my time, I have hurled abuse at clergymen, thrown a hymn book at a Curate, once walked out mid-service and went to the pub, gave the note for the responses deliberately on a five rank mixture with the flat 21st!....("Low G....Take your pick Vicar!") and once accompanied a whole service on full organ when the Vicar demanded that God needed more volume from us.   I'm sorry, but I just don't suffer fools gladly, and I have met more fools among the clergy than in almost ANY walk of life; including the men who empty the garbage bins.   Fortunately, I work with normal secular folk, and I wouldn't want it any other way.   Isn't it curious that everyone, on both sides of the pond, are so occupied with child-abuse?   Let's have a reality check for a moment.   Where did this abuse start? Wasn't it among the clergy and the people who run children's charities, or government employees working in child care?   Couldn't we get organists and lay people to run the churches? Surely, no clergyman is to be trusted?   What about all those violent teachers (some of them clergy) I suffered at the hands of.....can I sue them?   Normally mild mannered, I do have a legendary temper when it fires up....abuse makes you strong!   I am not a socialist, but I have to suggest that direct, dramatic action often gets results.   I SAY STRIKE!   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK   Philip > Thibault wrote: > > > I wonder how AGO'ers will view the new Diocese of > Maine requirement > > that ALL > > employees sign a document which states that all > employees are now > > "at-will" > > employees with no recourse whatsoever should we be > terminated either > > with or > > without reason   > My > suggestion; all of the > organists in the Diocese of Maine should refuse to > sign, then quit or > be fired and see how long the Diocese holds out > without any organists.     __________________________________________________ Yahoo! Plus - For a better Internet experience http://uk.promotions.yahoo.com/yplus/yoffer.html  
(back) Subject: Re: Photos From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 09 Jun 2003 10:31:01 -0400   > This message is in MIME format. Since your mail reader does not = understand this format, some or all of this message may not be legible.   --B_3137999461_36265929 Content-type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-transfer-encoding: 7bit   On 6/9/29 3:53 AM, "Paul Austin" <pianoman1@ntlworld.com> wrote:   > Maybe next year when I visit America I may have the pleasure of seeing = some of > the organs that you all talk so well about, and might even get to have a = beer > with one or two of you!!   Be thoroughly assured that the enjoyment will be hugely mine. Keep me posted on plans.   Alan   --B_3137999461_36265929 Content-type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-transfer-encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML> <HEAD> <TITLE>Re: Photos</TITLE> </HEAD> <BODY> <FONT FACE=3D3D"Times New Roman">On 6/9/29 3:53 AM, &quot;Paul = Austin&quot; &lt=3D ;pianoman1@ntlworld.com&gt; wrote:<BR> <BR> </FONT><BLOCKQUOTE><FONT FACE=3D3D"Arial">Maybe next year when I visit = America =3D I may have the pleasure of seeing some of the organs that you all talk so = we=3D ll about, and might even get to have a beer with one or two of you!!<BR> </FONT></BLOCKQUOTE><FONT FACE=3D3D"Times New Roman"><BR> Be thoroughly assured that the enjoyment will be hugely mine. &nbsp;Keep = me=3D posted on plans.<BR> <BR> Alan</FONT> </BODY> </HTML>     --B_3137999461_36265929--    
(back) Subject: Re: Reeds From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Mon, 9 Jun 2003 15:33:29 +0100 (BST)   Hello,   Sebastian has a point of course.   Yes...I have played 18th century German reeds which are quite good. In fact, the Schnitger reeds I have heard and played upon have been very good.   However, my concern is the modern reed tones I hear, which always seem extremely thin or simply rough on many German instruments.   Put it another way, I don't think anyone has much to learn from them, but there is much to learn from the Dutch reeds I have marvelled at.   I shall be in Holland again soom, so I'll try and find some really BAD Dutch reeds this time. The only reeds I never liked in Holland were those made by Marcussen for St Laurent's, Rotterdam, so they don't count.   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK         --- TubaMagna@aol.com wrote: > Colin: > Several of us on this list are reed voicers. > You may not like all German reeds, but you may > also not have heard some > of the best. Have you heard 18th century German > reeds   __________________________________________________ Yahoo! Plus - For a better Internet experience http://uk.promotions.yahoo.com/yplus/yoffer.html  
(back) Subject: Re: Coupling through From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Mon, 09 Jun 2003 09:03:45 -0700   The American Guild of Organists standards call for intra-manual couplers NOT to couple through when the inter-manual coupler is drawn. Of course, these standards were written in the 1930s when virtually everybody was building electric action.   On Barker lever action, everything couples through, or rather down. That's a common mistake made when registering Franck on an electric-action organ ... if the manuals are coupled together and the Ped/G.O. is drawn, then the Pedale will also play the Positif and Recit on Barker lever, so the Positif and Recit to Pedal should be drawn as well on an electric-action organ.   Personally I prefer intra-manual couplers NOT to couple through ... one might want, for instance, the full Swell WITH the 16-4 couplers for the right hand, and the full Swell at 8' only + Great foundations for the left hand.   In these days of solid state, it doesn't cost much to provide full intra-manual AND inter-manual couplers on electric-action organs. The only reason I can think of to have the intra-manual couplers "play through" would be if one DIDN'T have Swell to Great sub and super, for some reason.   ANYTHING can be abused, but I think it's unwise to omit full couplers from small organs ... they're needed for versatility in service-playing especially. It's possible with solid-state to exclude the mixtures from the super-couplers, and that's probably a good idea.   I haven't come across subs and supers very often on tracker instruments, but when I did, it was a Great sub or super-coupler at most (usually on a one-manual organ), so the question of coupling through didn't apply.   Cheers,   Bud   Bruce Miles wrote: > I would value the views of listers on the merits or otherwise of = couplers > that couple through. By this I mean (for example) a Swell -Great coupler > which sounds not only pipes of any Swell stops which are drawn but also > plays notes at octave and sub-octave when these Swell couplers are = drawn. > > Many thanks, > > Bruce Miles > > website - http://www.gbmuk.fsnet.co.uk/index.html > > > "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: Re: Pentecost Sunday From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 09 Jun 2003 12:55:42 -0400   On 6/9/03 8:04 AM, "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> wrote:   > Should I prepay for Felix' services, do you think?   At least it in escrow for him. You may know an attorney who'll know how = to set that up for you.   Alan    
(back) Subject: The Great Wedding - Eyrline and Keith 6-7-03 From: "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 9 Jun 2003 16:55:27 -0400   The Wedding of EyrlineHolcomb & Keith Morgan, with Felix Hell at the Organ   Dear Ones,   There have been several teasers on the list about last Saturday's wedding, none of them exaggerating in any way. It was as wonderful as the postings made it sound, and I am still feeling the glow days later. Listmember, = dear and gentle Alan Freed, as Assisting Minister for the service, summed up = this loveliest of all possible events in his most beautiful sermon - a sermon = to love and remember! Wow! He spoke of the remote and very hilly part of = Norway from which his ancestors came, and of the struggle young men endured in order to find a bride or even a date. Intermarriage was the rule, rather like West Virginia! Anyway, having spoken of the difficulties of those = days and in that place long ago, he spoke then about the power of the Internet, and specifically, the Organ lists, on which Eyrline and Keith met. Before long, they were not speaking of temperaments, Werkprinzip, Tubas, and tracker action anymore, and then, at an Organ recital played by Felix Hell in Oklahoma City, they met in person. Sometime later, they announced = online their intention to marry, and Felix expressed the idea that since the = couple met at his recital, he really ought to play for the wedding. This was made easier by the fact that the Bride has family in New York, and decided to have her wedding there. Eyrline knew Alan Freed from previous visits, and = so it was a natural to have the wedding where Alan could take part liturgically, at St. Luke's Lutheran Church on 46th Street, just west of Times Square. I have been saying nice things about the Organ there since I first met it a couple of years ago, courtesy of Alan Freed. The handsome church Website is at: http://www.stlukesnyc.org/ , wherein you can find a stoplist of the Organ plus many nice pictures. (Listmember Adam created = and maintains the site.)   This was the perfect place for this wedding. The Pastor, the Rev. Paul Schmiege (who does indeed loan out neckties), and Alan Freed, made = everyone feel tremendously welcome. The happiness of Eyrline and Keith was = incredibly contagious. Who could fail to be affected by it? The liturgy, a Nuptial Eucharist, was made easy to follow by a carefully wrought bulletin.   And so, Felix began the wedding with a 40 minute pre-service Organ recital on the very fine and late E. F. Walcker instrument of around 1990. Given = the denomination and the type of instrument, a Bach recital seemed entirely appropriate. We are at the point where I think we don't feel compelled to append the word "young" or "17 year old Organist" to Felix's name. Nonetheless, I have to say that it is an amazing 17 year old who can = present the recital that we heard on this evening - flawless, wonderfully musical, and with superb and well thought out registrations. He also does ever more wonderful things with ornamentation, some quite daring, but all in good taste. He played pieces of which one does not tire, or ought not to tire, and he kept his communication with all present full and unbroken. No. 1. = the "Wedge" Prelude & Fugue, 2. Schmuecke dich, 3. Trio Sonata No. 1 in E Flat Major, and last but by no possible means, least, the St. Anne Prelude and Fugue in E Flat Major. Felix and Hans-Friedrich had timed all the music perfectly, and the end of this terrific recital came just in time for the processional hymn - O God, our help in ages past. I think for most of us present, this was a first time for hearing Felix as a service player. That first hymn assured us recitals are not all this guy can do. The hymn was assured, well paced, well registered, and with no problem for us knowing where to come in at the commencement of each new stanza. After the = Apostolic Greeting, there was a canticle at hymnal number 16 in the Green Menace, "I will sing the story of your love." I had not heard it before, but I was around on the Friday when Felix was first practicing it, and it began to make an impression. It is quite complex, but I think we did pretty well. I would like an opportunity to sing it again. My Lutheran Book of Worship is buried in a box somewhere, so I cannot now do what I failed to do Friday = or Saturday, and look in the front to see who composed the music. I hope that perhaps Alan or someone else might supply this information. It's tricky = but lyrical, and in its complexity, it is worth doing and becoming more comfortable with.   After the Gospel, Alan delivered himself of a sermon carefully crafted to speak to us all, reminding us of why we were present, and giving us a bit = of history of how it all happened. He mentioned that, as you know, Eyrline = and Keith met at an Oklahoma City recital by Felix, and Alan commented that = the music must have been something particularly potent that day. Next came the Hymn of the Day, "Hear us now, Our God and Father," set to Hyfrydol. Felix went elsewhere, away from the Green book, for a vastly improved (old) harmonization. After the Nuptial vows, Pastor said: "May I have the rings, please." This was my big moment, and as Best Man to someone I had only met the day before, I delivered them unto him flawlessly - not losing them, = not dropping them! Having met Keith so recently, I would say we were pretty = well best friends by the time it was all said and done. Eyrline, whom most of = us on the lists know as Lee (for her first name, Leora), was a gorgeous = bride. If ever one can say a "marriage made in heaven," this one qualifies. What = a joy it was just to be around them.   After the Peace, and as the Communion Table was being prepared, Gloria Tarlow, Lee's daughter, and her husband, sang together very sweetly the Barnby "O perfect love." There were a couple of bits of the Ordinary, the Sanctus and Agnus Dei, that we were not warned about with numbers in the bulletin, but with Felix's leadership, we muddled through o.k. The home congregation obviously knows them well, so numbers don't usually need to = be mentioned, probably.   The closing hymn was "Now thank we all our God," during which the wedding party went to the back of the church and then stayed put to listen to the postlude. A good thing too - no one would want to have missed Felix's vigorous and exciting performance of the Karg Elert Nun danket!   A joyous reception was enjoyed in a church hall, including a fabulous = cake, baked by Lee's multi-talented daughter.   This happy event was a feast for the eyes, the ears, and the emotions, a rich experience for all of us, and it all began on the Pipe Organ Lists, which don't even charge for matchmaking services.   The following thoughtful notice appeared at the end of the service = leaflet: "The Bride and Groom wish to express their astonished gratitude to Felix Hell, at one of whose recitals they met, for the overwhelming generosity = of his gesture in offering to play for their wedding."   Hear! Hear!   Malcolm Wechsler, hereafter known as "The Best Man!" www.mander-organs.com        
(back) Subject: Re: Maine contracts From: "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2003 10:07:53 +1200   Oh thanks, Colin. As I'm a priest, I'm clearly off-limits. However, since I've been an organist longer than I've been a priest, may I take it you're not intending to incinerate our friendship? ;-)   Ross -----Original Message----- From: Colin Mitchell <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Date: Tuesday, June 10, 2003 2:23 AM Subject: Re: Maine contracts     >Hello, > >Call me unconventional if you will, but in my time, I >have hurled abuse at clergymen, thrown a hymn book at >a Curate, once walked out mid-service and went to the >pub, gave the note for the responses deliberately on a >five rank mixture with the flat 21st!....("Low >G....Take your pick Vicar!") and once accompanied a >whole service on full organ when the Vicar demanded >that God needed more volume from us. > >I'm sorry, but I just don't suffer fools gladly, and I >have met more fools among the clergy than in almost >ANY walk of life; including the men who empty the >garbage bins. > >Fortunately, I work with normal secular folk, and I >wouldn't want it any other way. > >Isn't it curious that everyone, on both sides of the >pond, are so occupied with child-abuse? > >Let's have a reality check for a moment. > >Where did this abuse start? Wasn't it among the clergy >and the people who run children's charities, or >government employees working in child care? > >Couldn't we get organists and lay people to run the >churches? Surely, no clergyman is to be trusted? > >What about all those violent teachers (some of them >clergy) I suffered at the hands of.....can I sue them? > >Normally mild mannered, I do have a legendary temper >when it fires up....abuse makes you strong! > >I am not a socialist, but I have to suggest that >direct, dramatic action often gets results. > >I SAY STRIKE! > >Regards, > >Colin Mitchell UK > >Philip >> Thibault wrote: >> >> > I wonder how AGO'ers will view the new Diocese of >> Maine requirement >> > that ALL >> > employees sign a document which states that all >> employees are now >> > "at-will" >> > employees with no recourse whatsoever should we be >> terminated either >> > with or >> > without reason > >> My >> suggestion; all of the >> organists in the Diocese of Maine should refuse to >> sign, then quit or >> be fired and see how long the Diocese holds out >> without any organists. > > >__________________________________________________ >Yahoo! Plus - For a better Internet experience >http://uk.promotions.yahoo.com/yplus/yoffer.html > >"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: The World's Favorite Hymns From: <Devon3000@aol.com> Date: Mon, 9 Jun 2003 19:43:16 EDT   Hi all,   I've been so busy lately, I haven't had time to reply to a couple messages =   that related to the Reader's Digest recording.   I am pleased to inform you that they did a token "5" of those hymns with organ, as I played the organ part myself. The five hymns:   For the Beauty of the Earth This Is My Father's World On Eagle's Wings When Morning Guilds the Skies Faith Of Our Father   Each track was recorded at Christ Church in Oak Brook, Illinois, where I = am still the organist, arranged by Larry Dalton, famous Steinway Piano artist = and former music director for Oral Roberts (a fact he likes to minimize, as he = is quite classical in orientation now), and played while listening to Larry = play a Clavinova melody line in my earpiece to set the tempos for later studio recording. He then went to Nashville, hired a small group, and recorded = the rest.   A synthesized chime had to be added later on "When Morning Guilds" because = we had some noisy traffic whenever we tried to record the single chime tolls. =   If you look at the program booklet, my name (and it's pretty long, though = all the printing is small) is listed five times!   True, all the others were re-issues, and I can't really figure why they = chose to do only five arrangements new, but I have often joked about the fact = that most of those re-issues make one immortal, and I stand the chance of being =   "re-issued" for many years!   It was much fun, I wish Larry had been asked to do many times that number. = The only regret I had (I was well paid) was that they equalized most of = the bass and treble out of the organ. The producer complained to Larry about = the lower frequencies of the organ not "sounding right". I think she didn't = know how to handle 32-foot stops.   Larry made me a copy of the pre-equalized recording and it is awesome.   Probably more than you wanted to know, but someone suggested that they = didn't use pipe organ at all, and I wanted you to know there was a whole = 5-percent using organ in the whole issue.   I shall continue to lurk until I can contribute something worthwhile.   Devon Hollingsworth, in rainy DeKalb, Illinois.  
(back) Subject: Re: The Great Wedding - Eyrline and Keith 6-7-03 From: "leora holcomb" <leh637@yahoo.com> Date: Mon, 9 Jun 2003 16:44:52 -0700 (PDT)   --0-662798546-1055202292=3D:11965 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3Dus-ascii       Malcolm Wechsler <manderusa@earthlink.net> wrote: The Wedding of EyrlineHolcomb & Keith Morgan, with Felix Hell at the Organ   ..Dear Malcolm -- what a wonderful best man for Keith and collaberator = with Felix and Alan, making this the highlight of our lives. You most = gracious and erudite comments on the wedding were exciting to read and = relive the ceremony. We have it on VCR tape as well as many photographs. = For a gift Felix gave us his latest CD -- what more could he possible do? = He and Hans are so charming and, yes, for real. I fell in love with Hans = (don't tell Keith). For this quiet senior citizen from a small town in = Oklahoma, this was overwhelming. Meeting Shirley, Pat, Tommy Lee, and = resuming friendships with Alan, Adam, Malcolm, was certainly a pleasure. = I wish more of you could have been there. My daughter and granddaughter = really outdid themselves -- staying up all night before the wedding with = the surprise of making the cake, one of the most delicious we had ever = eaten -- made from scratch. I spent the afternoon in a doctor's office = who wanted to hospitalize me for some sort of bug, howeve   Again, thank you all for your kindness and consideration in this wonderful = time in our lives. Lee           --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? The New Yahoo! Search - Faster. Easier. Bingo. --0-662798546-1055202292=3D:11965 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3Dus-ascii   <DIV><BR><BR><B><I>Malcolm Wechsler = &lt;manderusa@earthlink.net&gt;</I></B> wrote: <BLOCKQUOTE style=3D"PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: = #1010ff 2px solid"> <P>The Wedding of EyrlineHolcomb &amp; Keith Morgan, with Felix Hell at = the Organ<BR><BR>.Dear Malcolm -- what a wonderful best man for Keith and = collaberator with Felix and Alan, making this the highlight of our = lives.&nbsp; You most gracious and erudite comments on the wedding were = exciting to read and relive the ceremony.&nbsp; We have it on VCR tape as = well as many photographs.&nbsp; For a gift Felix gave us his latest CD -- = what more could he possible do?&nbsp; He and Hans are so charming and, = yes, for real.&nbsp; I fell in love with Hans (don't tell Keith).&nbsp; = For this quiet senior citizen from a small town in Oklahoma, this was = overwhelming.&nbsp; Meeting Shirley, Pat, Tommy Lee, and resuming = friendships with Alan, Adam, Malcolm, was certainly a pleasure.&nbsp; I = wish more of you could have been there.&nbsp; My daughter and = granddaughter really outdid&nbsp;themselves -- staying up all night before = the wedding with the surprise of making the cake, one of the most = delicious we <P>Again, thank you all for your kindness and consideration in this = wonderful time in our lives.&nbsp; = Lee</P></BLOCKQUOTE></DIV><BR><BR><p><hr SIZE=3D1> Do you Yahoo!?<br> <a = href=3D"http://us.rd.yahoo.com/search/mailsig/*http://search.yahoo.com">The= New Yahoo! Search</a> - Faster. Easier. Bingo. --0-662798546-1055202292=3D:11965--  
(back) Subject: live chat on IRC tonight From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Mon, 09 Jun 2003 17:45:44 -0700   9 p.m., Eastern time ... directions for getting there on the pipechat homepage. Hope to see you, and lots of NEW people TOO!   Cheers,   Bud