PipeChat Digest #3571 - Tuesday, March 25, 2003
 
Re: Anglican organs and registration aids
  by "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz>
Re: Thierry Escaich at St. Ignatius, NY - 3/21/03
  by "Guillaume Assire" <alphagolf@rocketmail.com>
Re: Denominational Tonal Pallettes
  by "Douglas A. Campbell" <dougcampbell@juno.com>
RE: Anglican organs and registration aids
  by "Emmons, Paul" <pemmons@wcupa.edu>
Re: Anglican organs and registration aids
  by "V. David Barton" <vdbarton@erols.com>
Re: Anglican organs and registration aids
  by "Bud" <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
West Point, NY:  Recital March 30 by Jimrae Lenser
  by <patmai@juno.com>
RE: Anglican organs and registration aids
  by "Emmons, Paul" <pemmons@wcupa.edu>
Re: Anglican organs and registration aids
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com>
RE: Anglican organs and registration aids
  by "Emmons, Paul" <pemmons@wcupa.edu>
RE: Denominational Tonal Pallettes
  by "Emmons, Paul" <pemmons@wcupa.edu>
Re: Anglican organs and registration aids
  by <Chicaleee@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Anglican organs and registration aids From: "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 22:34:39 +1200   >I really have no patience with organists who MUST have 99 levels of >memory, "Next" pistons AND toe studs, etc. etc. etc.   Hear, hear, Bud! I was for a time Director of Music at an Anglo-Catholic parish with a 3m organ of about 26 rks. I never used the pistons and to = this day don't know if they were adjustable or not.   I never use the pistons on the Allens in the parish I'm in at the moment, yet there seem to be the things by the dozen.   >For most of the life of the organ in St. Paul's Cathedral in London, the >Swell had but TWELVE stops in that ENORMOUS building; it did what it was >supposed to do, and did it well.   Even now, it has only 13.   >I fear that hand-registering is becoming a lost art.   Sadly, I fear this is so here as well.   Ross    
(back) Subject: Re: Thierry Escaich at St. Ignatius, NY - 3/21/03 From: "Guillaume Assire" <alphagolf@rocketmail.com> Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 02:42:16 -0800 (PST)   Dear all,   > Last item: "Free Improvisation on a Popular Theme." I don't know - > it's a tune that was immediately recognizable, but what? After a bit, > I had decided that it was "Alouette, gentil Allouette, Alouette, je > t'y plumerai," but then I thought not quite. > Do do do re mi--re, do mi re re do. Anyone know?   Sounds like: "Au clair de la Lune, mon ami Pierrot" ?   Thank you, Malcolm, for your reviews ! And all the best from France ;-)   =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D Guillaume Assire       __________________________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Platinum - Watch CBS' NCAA March Madness, live on your desktop! http://platinum.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Denominational Tonal Pallettes From: "Douglas A. Campbell" <dougcampbell@juno.com> Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2003 23:26:30 -0500     On Sun, 23 Mar 2003 13:10:59 -0600 Roy Redman <rredman@imagin.net> writes: > I certainly agree with what has been said about many churches needing > an enclosed division, or even enclosing the whole organ if it is quite > small. <snip > I believe the style of the organ should have more to do with the > personal needs of a particular congregation that that of a > particular > denomination. > Roy Redman > This brings to mind an interesting tale of two organbuilders that visited our church.   The first entered the church and immediately went into the choir room. He made a beeline to the choir rehearsal music and proceeded to look over each piece of music in the folder. Then, he started opening cabinets to see the rest of the music library, and asked to see several months worth of bulletins. It was only after this that he expressed an interest in see the "worship space".   The second builder never once asked us about our music program, the choirs, or any such "details". The "worship space" was given only a cursory "once over".   Can you guess WHICH builder we chose ??? > > > > > Well, in true "Committee Fashon" , they chose the second one ! Go figure !     Douglas A. Campbell Skaneateles, NY       ________________________________________________________________ Sign Up for Juno Platinum Internet Access Today Only $9.95 per month! Visit www.juno.com  
(back) Subject: RE: Anglican organs and registration aids From: "Emmons, Paul" <pemmons@wcupa.edu> Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 19:33:47 -0500   Bud writes:   > Our present Allen has six generals and six divisional pistons. That gets me through Solemn High mass quite handily, and the only thing I use the pistons for is quick changes among the three major combinations: Hymns I - full to Fifteenth; Hymns II - full to mixtures; Hymns III - full to reeds and 32'. Practically everything else ... chants, anthems, voluntaries ... I hand-register, or at most I bring on the Swell reeds with Swell 6.   I'm very similar. I do use the divisional swell and great pistons very often, as well as the great- and swell-to-pedal reversible pistons; but if = I ever tried to set up twelve generals on some kind of logical scheme, I'd probably just fail to use them often enough to remember what they did. = And I would feel merely lazy reaching for them, even on an instrument whose promised tone colors are somewhat illusory. So they're just for = voluntaries or other tough spots one week to the next, set more-or-less on the fly for = a single use.   Anyway, I work in plain view of the congregation, which is neither so = large nor so wealthy that they can have paid for even a two-manual Allen out of pocket change: so they seem to appreciate the sight of an organist being resourceful :-)   Although this new Allen (a "Renaissance") has lots of toe studs, no reversible couplers are among them. I don't understand how the designer could have considered such a lack optimal. I think that only an = inordinate dependency on general pistons in the typical customer could explain it.    
(back) Subject: Re: Anglican organs and registration aids From: "V. David Barton" <vdbarton@erols.com> Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 19:51:15 -0500   > Although this new Allen (a "Renaissance") has lots of toe studs, no > reversible couplers are among them. I don't understand how the designer > could have considered such a lack optimal. I think that only an inordinate > dependency on general pistons in the typical customer could explain it.   Interesting observation. Personally, I've never understood what good toe studs are. Even though I'm relatively tall, at 6'2", there are quite a = few men who are taller. I've yet to see an organ where I could find the toe studs without having to *bend way over* to look for them, and that just won't do, I'm afraid. If there isn't some better way of finding the one = you want than I've yet discovered, they're perfectly useless, to me. Give me thumb pistons, as many as possible, every time.   [Perhaps toe studs were devised for the female organist, who on the whole = is a LOT shorter than I am. <g>]    
(back) Subject: Re: Anglican organs and registration aids From: "Bud" <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 16:59:07 -0800       "Emmons, Paul" wrote: > > > Although this new Allen (a "Renaissance") has lots of toe studs, no > reversible couplers are among them. I don't understand how the designer > could have considered such a lack optimal. I think that only an = inordinate > dependency on general pistons in the typical customer could explain it. > >   Um, a friend of mine who sells Allens tells me that the VAST MAJORITY of people who buy these organs, for church or home, large or small, do ALL their registration with the CRESCENDO PEDAL (chuckle).   I'm not as surprised as I WAS, after reading accounts of some VERY well-known recitalists doing the same thing (grin).   Cheers,   Bud    
(back) Subject: West Point, NY: Recital March 30 by Jimrae Lenser From: <patmai@juno.com> Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 20:02:49 -0500   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.   ----__JNP_000_0089.6c64.3e56 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3Diso-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit   Dear Pipechatters,   From Mr. Craig Williams, Organist and Music Director of the Cadet Chapel, West Point, New York, comes the following announcement:   You are all invited to attend ORGAN RECITAL SUNDAY, March 30, at 3 P. M. CADET CHAPEL, WEST POINT, NY IV/325   MR. JIMRAE LENSER WORKS of: John Cook David Ballantine J. N. Lemmens Myron J. Roberts Bernardo Pasquini Jos=E9 Lidon Edward Elgar Antonio Soler Gordon B. Nevin Ramon Noble John Zundel   Mr. Lenser is a Past Dean of the Central Hudson Valley Chapter of the AGO. He played the Cadet Chapel organ for the annual Messiah performance with combined choirs, orchestra and organ December 8, 2002.   INFO: program: 845-938-7352 directions 845-938-2308   Be sure to allow extra time to show photo ID, step out of the car, pop the trunk (and perhaps the hood) at either Thayer Gate or Stony Lonesome Gate, both off New York's Route 9W North. 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(back) Subject: RE: Anglican organs and registration aids From: "Emmons, Paul" <pemmons@wcupa.edu> Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 20:11:43 -0500   V. David Barton writes:   > I've never understood what good toe studs are.... I've yet to see an = organ where I could find the toe studs without having to *bend way over* to look for them, and that just won't do.   With my eyes nowadays, faced with a strange console, I'm likely to have to get off the bench, crouch down, and squint for the better part of a = minute, preferably with a flashlight in hand. But once you've figured out a given console's layout, it just takes practice. I don't use any of the *combination* toe studs much for service playing, except maybe pedal 1 = (soft 16') and pedal 5 or whatever (full); however, there are times in recital work where nothing but a toe stud will do because your hands are busy.   On the other hand, in both service and recital, I need great-to-pedal and swell-to-pedal toe studs almost constantly, and a if swell-to-great toe = stud is handy I'll use that, too. You are quite right that toe studs one can't find reliably without looking are useless. So for my money, these three should either be the most conveniently located and visible toe studs on = the organ-- and they can be very much so-- or they should be a distinct shape (levers rather than buttons). If service-playing practicality alone = doesn't justify this recommendation, the fact that they are standard on French organs and in French repertoire (whereas combination pistons are not!) should clinch the issue.      
(back) Subject: Re: Anglican organs and registration aids From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 20:17:51 -0600     ----- Original Message ----- From: "V. David Barton" <vdbarton@erols.com> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Monday, March 24, 2003 6:51 PM Subject: Re: Anglican organs and registration aids     > > Although this new Allen (a "Renaissance") has lots of toe studs, no > > reversible couplers are among them. I don't understand how the = designer > > could have considered such a lack optimal. I think that only an > inordinate > > dependency on general pistons in the typical customer could explain = it. > > Interesting observation. Personally, I've never understood what good = toe > studs are. Even though I'm relatively tall, at 6'2", there are quite a few > men who are taller. I've yet to see an organ where I could find the toe > studs without having to *bend way over* to look for them, and that just > won't do, I'm afraid. If there isn't some better way of finding the one you > want than I've yet discovered, they're perfectly useless, to me. Give = me > thumb pistons, as many as possible, every time. > I would have thought that at least a "Great to Pedal" reversible was indispensable. On the other hand, many organists do not seem to use divisional pistons much even when they have them.   So far as toe studs are concerned, it is my experience that some organists use them a lot and others hardly at all. The organist of my last parish used to use toe studs all the time. He had no fewer than 44 of them on a = 60 rank organ. Some things, like the 32' Contra Posaune were only available = by reversible toe piston and had neither stop tabs nor thumb pistons. He had the organbuilder use springs with different tensions on them so that he could feel with his feet which piston he was using. As there wasn't room for them all above the pedalboard, there were toe studs to the left and right of the pedals as well. The organist concerned certainly used them = to enormously good effect.   There are some toe studs I find extremely useful, particularly our old friend "Great to Pedal" reversible, since organ music often calls for it just before the pedals come in after a period of silence, when the feet = are generally freer than the hands.   John Speller    
(back) Subject: RE: Anglican organs and registration aids From: "Emmons, Paul" <pemmons@wcupa.edu> Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 21:40:01 -0500   John Speller writes:   > The organist of my last parish used to use toe studs all the time. He = had no fewer than 44 of them on a 60 rank organ. Some things, like the 32' Contra Posaune were only available by reversible toe piston and had = neither stop tabs nor thumb pistons. He had the organbuilder use springs with different tensions on them so that he could feel with his feet which = piston he was using.   So at least one master toe stud puncher uses very unusual, customized features of construction to find his way around. John, have you any idea what a vast relief it is (to me, at least, and probably to most) to hear this explanation? It's a great load of guilt off the minds of those of = us who would really like to use them more, or feel that we should, but have felt inept and intimidated. You have given us hope to suppose that it isn't really our fault. If we spent a matter of months or years at an = organ that had a full panoply of toe studs laid out just the way we (or *anyone* who knew what he was doing) wanted them, our toes, too, might twinkle.      
(back) Subject: RE: Denominational Tonal Pallettes From: "Emmons, Paul" <pemmons@wcupa.edu> Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 22:03:37 -0500   >The first entered the church and immediately went into the choir room. He made a beeline to the choir rehearsal music and proceeded to look over each piece of music in the folder. Then, he started opening cabinets to see the rest of the music library, and asked to see several months worth of bulletins. It was only after this that he expressed an interest in see the "worship space".   The second builder was the shrewder, and he goes to my heart not so much = for looking specifically at *what* the choir was singing as simply for considering the choir as particularly important.   It is valid to consider denominational tonal pallettes, especially in denominations that have some sense of themselves as such rather than as relatively autonomous congregations. Furthermore, I don't think that one can never have too much knowledge. But to tailor a design narrowly to the repertoire done under a particular director's administration is rather short-sighted, even conceivably an attempt to curry favor with a single influential constituency. Directors come and go, and sometimes music programs change radically, but I'd hope than an organ would be built with = at least half a century in mind. We aren't in the habit of thinking that far ahead even for buildings, anymore.    
(back) Subject: Re: Anglican organs and registration aids From: <Chicaleee@aol.com> Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2003 00:03:08 EST     --part1_1d6.5cc89b1.2bb13d0c_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   I inadvertently used one when I slipped off the organ bench while trying graceful to exit it, hitting the toe stud for full organ, and falling on = the pedals. Other than that, I use the Great to Pedal. Lee   --part1_1d6.5cc89b1.2bb13d0c_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML><FONT FACE=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#400040" SIZE=3D3D2 = FAMILY=3D =3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0">I inadvertently used one = when I sli=3D pped off the organ bench while trying graceful to exit it, hitting the toe = s=3D tud for full organ, and falling on the pedals.&nbsp; Other than that, I = use=3D20=3D the Great to Pedal.&nbsp; Lee</FONT></HTML>   --part1_1d6.5cc89b1.2bb13d0c_boundary--