PipeChat Digest #3577 - Saturday, March 29, 2003
 
Re: Organ  help!
  by "Gary Blevins" <gsblvns@camalott.com>
Re: Organ  help--none here
  by "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz>
Re:  British organ builders of influence
  by "John Foss" <harfo32@hotmail.com>
Re: Organ  help--none here
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Organ  help--none here
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com>
S. S. Wesley & Mendelssohn??
  by "MARAUDER" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu>
Re: British organ builders of influence
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Soldiers in Skirts!  Slightly on Topic!
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca>
Midi conversion?
  by "Paul Opel" <popel@sover.net>
Re: Midi conversion?
  by "Vern Jones" <soundres@foothill.net>
Re: Organ  help--none here
  by <Chicaleee@aol.com>
Re: Organ  help!
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: British organ builders of influence
  by "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz>
Re: Organ  help--none here
  by "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz>
Re: Organ  help--none here
  by "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz>
Re: Organ  help--none here
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
A PRELUDE for Mozart
  by <Innkawgneeto@cs.com>
Re: Organ  help--none here
  by "Ray Ahrens" <Ray_Ahrens@msn.com>
RE: George Muschel's "Toccata"
  by "Jeff White" <reedstop@prodigy.net>
Preparing a stop
  by "Jeff White" <reedstop@prodigy.net>
Service-List - Solemnity of the Annunciation (transferred)
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: Organ  help--none here
  by "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz>
Re: George Muschel's "Toccata"
  by "Bruce Miles" <bruce@gbmuk.fsnet.co.uk>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Organ help! From: "Gary Blevins" <gsblvns@camalott.com> Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 14:16:27 -0600   Hi Rob, The fate of the Kilgen pipe organ does indeed sound grim! One suggestion I might make is to rally the interest and support of the older people in the congregation who 'remember what a grand organ' the instrument used to be. See if they are willing to commit to restoring the original instrument and retaining it as it was known to them. This = actually worked in a small west Texas town. (and the organ happened to be a very = old Kilgen!) They may very well be interested in donating money to help = restore the original pipe organ and keep it before too much more damage and = neglect is done to it. Ask and see what they think of the 'fix'. Let them know that you are emphatically concerned about the well being of the original instrument. See if the church will seriously consider forming a committe = to investigate possibilities for a restoration. If they are, there are excellent builders on this list who would be available for consideration = as well as others advertised in various sources. Good Luck! Gary     > > They have a nice Kilgan organ however before I arrived both consoles = were > destroyed by a lightning strike. They hired Rogers Organ to come in to > install a digital organ with digital ranks, and also serve to control = the > Kilgan pipes. > > The Rodgers "professionals" have decided to do several things. I am only 19 > yrs old and still have alot to learn but...somethings they have done = seem a > bit sketchy. They have gotten rid of their blower they had before, and > installed 2 smaller blowers, and placed them in the pipe chamber (which has > caused a lot of noise to reverberate in this large cathedral.) They have > also lowered the wind pressure from the 5 inches that were in the Kilgan > specs and also that the pipes were voiced at. From what I understand = about > windpressure pipes are voiced at a certain wind pressure and when they = are > lowered from that wind pressure it can cause many problems. They have = also > disconnected a pipe that they can not get to work...or have not = attempted to > try to get it to work. > > I'm just curious on what all of your thoughts are on this, and what I should > do in this situation. The organist they have now knows NOTHING about organs, > and neither do the priests. Im afriad that these Rodgers "professionals" are > just using this as an opportunity to do whatever they want, and to make > their Digital organ sound good, while sacrificing the pipe organ in the > process. > > Any comments or help any of you could profide would be greatly appreciated, > > Thank you! > R. McGregor > > _________________________________________________________________ > MSN 8 with e-mail virus protection service: 2 months FREE* > http://join.msn.com/?page=3Dfeatures/virus > > > "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: Organ help--none here From: "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2003 09:08:11 +1200   >Didn't they also have regular anthems featuring baritone solos >by the famous "Dietrich Fischer Bow-wow"? Sorry!, that was >rough!   Two exclamation marks in one posting? Don't fly off the Handel, or you'll get no bones for von Suppe. In the meantime, I'm goin' Chopin, Bach soon. When dogs Offenbach, they get Straussed out and need to Pierne.   OK, I'll retire to my Cage, May I Rutter? Ross    
(back) Subject: Re: British organ builders of influence From: "John Foss" <harfo32@hotmail.com> Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 21:12:00 +0000     This is getting slightly off-topic, but I hope you will forgive me for commenting on Alan Freed's and Colin Mitchell's posts:   Alan Freed wrote "I REALLY enjoy it, sitting in a quiet corner, when you guys sit down for = a head-to-head. I understand less than I don't, but it's fun anyway. And since you both speak real Brit, the idiosyncrasies of that strange tongue are like hearing an exotic Asian instrumental solo."   Thank you for your comment Alan. See in what gentlemanly fashion we brits stick the knife in! Colin's gracious and well considered reply was = certainly worthy of his pen. However !!!   Colin Mitchell wrote "I would have thought that explaining Alexander the Great's predelictions in Greece would have been a simple matter in a country where the term "Women for babies and boys for pleasure" originates! Didn't they build armies on that sort of thing? Don't the army still wear skirts?"   Is that what they call them in the Scottish Highlands? The most striking aspect of the Greek Traditional Military Dress Uniform (only to be found worn by the Presidential Guard (Evzones) and traditional dance groups) are =   the magnificent shoes they wear. See them at The Annunication Cathedral, Ohio - no organ! http://www.greekcathedral.com/DANCING.HTM "A kilt like costume was worn mainly in the central and southern regions = of Greece. The costume derives its name from the pleated white foustanela = made of many triangular shaped pieces of cloth sewn together diagonally. The foustanela was worn by the Greek fighters of the 1821 revolution and today =   it serves as the official uniform of the Evzones, Greece=92s Presidential Guard, who can be seen guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Athens. =   The foustanela consists of 400 pleats symbolizing the years during which Greece was under Ottoman rule. The remainder of the costume is composed of = a white shirt with very wide flowing sleeves, an embroidered woolen vest, a sash worn around the waist, and shoes (tsarouhia) with large pompons."   The Greek educational system tends to eliminate the more sensational = aspects of Ancient Greek culture - I just don't think that my students are aware = of what the fashion was in those days. However,   "I used to walk in the same area as Byron and possibly for the same reason, but I didn't smoke drugs or write poetry. Surely, heroin rather than hero?"   Which area was this Colin? Byron's tastes were certainly more in keeping with those of Ancient Greece, but I don't think he was a junkie. For the full unadulterated truth read Fiona Hardcastle's excellent biography. (I = am not on commission).   Sorry if this is "off topic" - but I couldn't leave Byron undefended. I = did, after all, go to the same school as him, though admittedly a couple of = years later, and have sat on the Peachey Stone - from where the Lewis organ in = St Mary's Parish Church, Harrow on the Hill can be heard! John Foss   www.johnfoss.gr         _________________________________________________________________ Add photos to your e-mail with MSN 8. Get 2 months FREE*. http://join.msn.com/?page=3Dfeatures/featuredemail    
(back) Subject: Re: Organ help--none here From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 16:32:26 -0500   On 3/28/03 4:08 PM, "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> wrote:   > OK, I'll retire to my Cage, > May I Rutter? > Ross   Ross, is this a whole new side of you, or haven't I been paying attention?   Alan    
(back) Subject: Re: Organ help--none here From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 15:42:00 -0600   I thought their repertoire consisted mainly of Bach, Offenbach and Barcaroles. Also it is often said their Bach is worse than their Scheidt.   John Speller     Bill Raty wrote:   >Didn't they also have regular anthems featuring baritone solos >by the famous "Dietrich Fischer Bow-wow"? Sorry!, that was >rough! > >-Billious > >--- lindr@cch.com wrote: > > >> >> >> >>Surely this must be the Canis Angelicus in Mangeriensis >>Cathedral in Dog >>City, Kansas, long known for its stations, stained glass, >>retable made of >>bark, and a Kilgen, which in its heyday could waise the woof. >>Regularly >>featured were the works of Howells and Norman Cocker. >> >>Sorry, >>RjL >> >> >> >>Why not identify the "Cathedral" and put us out of our agony? >>There's a lot >>of head-scratching going on in this list. Were already >>overwhelmed about >>"The dog in the Manger" comment. (Is this a secret code for >>something?) Too >>many unanswered questions...... >>AjM >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>"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 >> >> >> > > >=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D > > >"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: S. S. Wesley & Mendelssohn?? From: "MARAUDER" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu> Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 17:23:00 -0500   Permit me to seek some help. I'm preparing the Samuel Sebastian Wesley wonderful organ work Introduction and Fugue in C# minor as opener for a program 27 April and have begun to wonder to what extent, if any, Wesley = was ever in meaningful contact with Mendelssohn during the latter's visits in England. (I'm not aware that Wesley ever went o Germany, but perhaps I should ask about THAT as well.)   Wesley's fugue in first-rate stuff!! He even ides the B-A-C-H motive during a modulation after the "exposition" is past. He wrote it while at Exeter Cathedral, and I could now "kick myself" that I did not know that when my wife and I went on a wonderful tour set upby Leslie Peart and on which I had the opportunity to play at Exeter. This fugue would have been THE THING to play there.   Thanks for whatever help anyone can give.   The Guy Who Needs All the Help He Can Get Karl E. Moyer  
(back) Subject: Re: British organ builders of influence From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 17:26:40 -0500   On 3/28/03 4:12 PM, "John Foss" <harfo32@hotmail.com> wrote:   > Sorry if this is "off topic" - but I couldn't leave Byron undefended. = though > admittedly a couple of years later, and have sat on the Peachey Stone - > from where the Lewis organ in St Mary's Parish Church, Harrow on the > Hill can be heard! > John Foss > John, don't apologize. If anyone accuses you of being "off topic" I will not defend you. You ARE (as am I, even more so). But I don't think offensively; it's pretty moderate (in your case, anyway). But you Brits say,   > I did, after all, go to the same school as him,   In Amurrka, we say "the same school as he."   Oh, I shouldn't post this. But let's say it's "dress-down Friday." = Sorry, everybody; it's the gin talking.   Alan (remembering that also the Turks and Armenians [maybe even the = Mongols and the Vikings], fierce fighters all, wore "skirts" in battle; but who cares?--"not me man," as Ricky Nelson used to say [special line for us seasoned citizens])    
(back) Subject: Soldiers in Skirts! Slightly on Topic! From: "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca> Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 17:32:43 -0500     >Colin Mitchell wrote >"I would have thought that explaining Alexander the >Great's predelictions in Greece would have been a >simple matter in a country where the term "Women for >babies and boys for pleasure" originates! Didn't they >build armies on that sort of thing? Don't the army >still wear skirts?"   This has nothing to do with soldiers in skirts, - but about 65 years ago I =   was a schoolboy in an all boys school, It came to pass that the English Teacher, who was also the Drama Teacher, decided to stage Shakespeare's "Merchant of Venice", and I was mortified to be told that I would be playing the part of Portia!   In those days you did what you were told, so I donned the skirts of the role, and learned my part, - I hated every moment of it! "The Quality of Mercy" was very strained by my fellow thespians! From then on, = Shakespeare and I have never been on common ground. There should be a law against = boys having to play female roles, - although, come to think of it, I bet most boys would simply refuse now-a-days!   As for wearing the kilt, or the foustenela, I would imagine that it is by the wearer's own choice, and I have no problem with that, but to make a thirteen year old lad wear skits for a role in a play, - that is simply = not on!   Bob Conway,   However, just to be ever-so-slightly on topic!   Just remembered the graceful way that Gillian Weir slid on and off the bench at a RCO fund raiser in the Royal Albert Hall, - wearing a = miniskirt, - when was that? Back in the 1960's,I seem to recall!   Bob Conway, - who remembers these things from time to time!    
(back) Subject: Midi conversion? From: "Paul Opel" <popel@sover.net> Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 17:35:24 -0500   I have a small (one gedeckt rank, 49 note) pipe organ which I want to be able to run off of MIDI. The organ was a home-build, and I have an = adequate blower, relay module, and 49-note EM chest. Everything is connected by 50 pin plugs. I have a MIDI out set up on my harpsichord keyboard (don't ask) and would love to set up a cob-job claviorganum. Where might I go to get something that would take MIDI from the keyboard and connect to the chest, etc? Price is, of course, an object!   Any suggestions?   Thanks,   Paul Opel   http://www.sover.net/~popel/agomain.html      
(back) Subject: Re: Midi conversion? From: "Vern Jones" <soundres@foothill.net> Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 15:11:19 -0800   Hello,   I have what you are looking for Paul, sent to you privately is the details = of the MIDI decoder for pipes valves. I have several versions of these. The details are in the PDF document sent to your private mail.   Vern Jones, Sound Research     Paul Opel wrote:   > I have a small (one gedeckt rank, 49 note) pipe organ which I want to be > able to run off of MIDI. The organ was a home-build, and I have an = adequate > blower, relay module, and 49-note EM chest. Everything is connected by = 50 > pin plugs. I have a MIDI out set up on my harpsichord keyboard (don't = ask) > and would love to set up a cob-job claviorganum. Where might I go to get > something that would take MIDI from the keyboard and connect to the = chest, > etc? Price is, of course, an object! > > Any suggestions? > > Thanks, > > Paul Opel > > http://www.sover.net/~popel/agomain.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: Organ help--none here From: <Chicaleee@aol.com> Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 18:31:21 EST     --part1_69.368afc63.2bb63549_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   That was Ruff Ruff. Lee   --part1_69.368afc63.2bb63549_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">That was Ruff Ruff.&nbsp; = Lee</FONT=3D ></HTML>   --part1_69.368afc63.2bb63549_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Organ help! From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 19:33:44 -0500   On 3/27/03 7:35 PM, "Rob McGregor" <e1afoxtrot@hotmail.com> wrote:   > Hello everyone, > > I'm new to the group I'm a 19 yr old male organist in the midwest. > > I have a problem!   OK, Rob. In 24 hours you've got some tremendous replies. Many of us are hoping to hear from you. Not gratitude, but just more information so we = can be even more helpful. Be assured that we're here for you.   Alan (who knows nothing, but who has friends who DO)        
(back) Subject: Re: British organ builders of influence From: "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2003 14:47:47 +1200   >Is that what they call them in the Scottish Highlands?   Good heavens, no!!!! The kilt is the kilt, very different from the Greek thingie, not least in that it is not worn with tights, and preferably not with any kind of underwear at all. The latter is the comfortable way.   (Thinks - how can I make this post in any way relevant to PipeChat? Ah yes = - anyone worn the kilt when at the console?)   Ross    
(back) Subject: Re: Organ help--none here From: "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2003 14:49:45 +1200   Ross replies, very modestly and very quietly: people on the List know, = even slightly, only a little of me..... Ross   >Ross, is this a whole new side of you, or haven't I been paying = attention?      
(back) Subject: Re: Organ help--none here From: "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2003 14:50:55 +1200   >I thought their repertoire consisted mainly of Bach, Offenbach and >Barcaroles. Also it is often said their Bach is worse than their = Scheidt.   John, Dog-Scheidt is awful stuff. Ross    
(back) Subject: Re: Organ help--none here From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 21:43:55 -0500   On 3/28/03 9:49 PM, "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> wrote:   > Ross replies, very modestly and very quietly: people on the List know, = even > slightly, only a little of me..... > Ross > >> Ross, is this a whole new side of you, or haven't I been paying = attention? > That's nice; that's VERY nice. And I should not be the least bit = surprised. I thank you for MANY wonderful and extremely informative and interesting posts over the past months and more--and the more of them that contains = YOU, the better.   My best,   Alan www.stlukesnyc.org      
(back) Subject: A PRELUDE for Mozart From: <Innkawgneeto@cs.com> Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 21:55:36 EST     --part1_84.d663086.2bb66528_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Friends: My choir is singing the "Organ Solo Mass" (KV 259) of Mozart as = part of a Liturgy of Eucharist. They are doing well and it'll be lovely.   My question, for the service prelude...would an "overture" be = appropriate? In other words, my "improvising" on some of the basic melodies of the = various movements, would that be somewhat "in style"?   What say ye?   Neil by the Beautiful BAy   --part1_84.d663086.2bb66528_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML><FONT FACE=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3D3 = FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D =3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0">Friends: My choir is singing the "Organ Solo = Mass" (KV=3D 259) of Mozart as part of a Liturgy of Eucharist.&nbsp; They are doing = well=3D and it'll be lovely.<BR> <BR> My question,&nbsp; for the service prelude...would an "overture" be = appropri=3D ate?&nbsp; In other words, my "improvising" on some of the basic melodies = of=3D the various movements, would that be somewhat "in style"?<BR> <BR> What say ye?<BR> <BR> Neil by the Beautiful BAy</FONT></HTML>   --part1_84.d663086.2bb66528_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Organ help--none here From: "Ray Ahrens" <Ray_Ahrens@msn.com> Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 23:01:40 -0600         ----- Original Message ----- From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Friday, March 28, 2003 3:42 PM Subject: Re: Organ help--none here     > I thought their repertoire consisted mainly of Bach, Offenbach and > Barcaroles. Also it is often said their Bach is worse than their = Scheidt. > > John Speller     That's pure Bull Scheidt!!  
(back) Subject: RE: George Muschel's "Toccata" From: "Jeff White" <reedstop@prodigy.net> Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2003 00:20:52 -0600   Thanks to the three responders I got on this topic. However, I did check again and it definitely IS out of print. If anyone can prove otherwise, please forward on the publisher and the catalog number...I really want to learn this piece!   Thanks! Jeff    
(back) Subject: Preparing a stop From: "Jeff White" <reedstop@prodigy.net> Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2003 00:25:11 -0600   This is directed to all American builders on the list:   I would like to know how YOU define a "prepared stop". First, background = on the situation: 2-manual instrument, 3rd manual prepared. One "prepared" stop in the Pedal, another in the Choir. (There is no Swell division.) = The knobs are in place, the wiring for the combination action is there, though disconnected. What ISN'T there is the slider (slider chests) for those = two stops. That means we have to crack open both chests to 1) see what else isn't there, 2) to redo the toe boards, 3) create sliders. (#2 is because I'm not putting in a useless 8' stop where I DO need a 4' flute.)   What I want to know is: IS THIS NORMAL PRACTICE TO LEAVE OUT THE = SLIDERS???   Can you hear the frustration in my tone? Especially when the word I get from those in the know was that they were told all they had to do was install the pipes. MY expectation would have been just that: all that's left is the pipework to install.   Thanks for listening. I look forward to hearing some responses from those in the know.   Jeff    
(back) Subject: Service-List - Solemnity of the Annunciation (transferred) From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 22:49:31 -0800   St. Matthew's Anglican Catholic Church 2300 Ford Road Newport Beach CA USA   The Rev'd Stephen C. Scarlett, Rector The Rev'd Richard L. Stapp, Assisting The Rev'd Messrs Robert Blythin, David Brounstein, Deacons Mr. Barton Dellinger, Lay-Reader Mr. Raymond H. ("Bud") Clark, Organist/Choirmaster   Friday, March 28 Solemn High Mass at 7 p.m.   Voluntary - Offrand - Flor Peeters (is it one or two "f"s?) Processional Hymn - Sing of Mary - Pleading Saviour the complete version from The Book of Common Praise, crowns and all (grin) Introit - Vultum tuum - fauxbourdon in Mode ij Setting - Mass IX / Scottish Chant For the Gradual - Magnificat - Anglican Chant (Barnby in D) Offertory Verse - Ave Maria - C. Rossini / arr. Clark Communion Verse - Ecce virgo - C. Rossini / arr. Clark Communion Hymn - The Angel Gabriel From Heaven Came - Basque Carol Recessional Hymn - Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones - Vigiles et sancti Voluntary - Improvisation on Vigiles et sancti   Yeah, yeah, we forgot and sang alleluias (grin). Don't see the difference between that and singing the Gloria (chuckle).   Full church, moderate amount of incense; the congregation sang "The Angel Gabriel" like BANDITS ... I was AMAZED ... we've never done it before. The rector was grumping about "difficult, unknown hymns" beforehand; he apologised afterwards.   I STILL have not gotten over what Mass IX sounds like with a FULL church singing it in those SCRUMPTIOUS acoustics ...WOW! The women just SOAR on that 9th Kyrie.   I feel vindicated ... the average age of the congregation was about 35 (!). I think there'll be no more snarking about doing Solemn Mass and Marian Feasts for a handful of elderly anglo-catholics (grin). I think the turnout on Candlemas put THAT to rest ... the Rector scheduled this one with no prompting from me.   The choir sang like angels ... I remarked to them afterwards that the Blessed Mother smiles on those who sing Her praises (grin) ... they did equally well on Candlemas.   The only MINOR glitch was in the Communion Verse, which must repeat "Behold, a Virgin shall conceive" fifty times. One of the altos decided to make it fifty-one, and the sopranos got the giggles. But nobody downstairs noticed. I said, "well, Katherine just wanted to make SURE they got the message." (chuckle)   The supper afterwards was rather below our usual high standards (grin), but it's Lent ... fish tacos, cheese tamales, vegetarian lasagna, rice and beans, salads ... but filling.   We've long since outgrown the parish hall, so we were eating on the patio and battling fierce Santa Ana winds. We MUST get the extension of the parish hall built ASAP ... it's only a matter of constructing a garden room ... two weeks' work ... the foundation is already there.   And so to bed ...   Cheers,   Bud    
(back) Subject: Re: Organ help--none here From: "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2003 21:23:14 +1200   >Bull Scheidt!!   Wash your mouth out with Purcell washing powder. [Persil]. Arne't you cross with me?   Ross      
(back) Subject: Re: George Muschel's "Toccata" From: "Bruce Miles" <bruce@gbmuk.fsnet.co.uk> Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2003 09:08:42 -0000   Jeff,   Muschel's Toccata (and the other contents of the Modern Organ Music books) are available as Archive prints from Allegro Music, Birmingham, UK. They have the reprint rights for Oxford University Press who (wrongly) show on their web site Books 1 & 2 combined as being available from OUP.   The pieces are available separately from Allegro at about UKP 4.00 each or the complete reprint Books 1 & 2 costs (I beleive) UKP 23.50. This is = advice from Allegro per phone two days ago. Allegro have a website - better to phone if you can - or e-mail if not. Be sure to specify it's an OUP = Archive reprint.   HTH and best wishes,   Bruce Miles     website - http://www.gbmuk.fsnet.co.uk/index.html ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jeff White" <reedstop@prodigy.net> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2003 6:20 AM Subject: RE: George Muschel's "Toccata"     > Thanks to the three responders I got on this topic. However, I did = check > again and it definitely IS out of print. If anyone can prove otherwise, > please forward on the publisher and the catalog number...I really want = to > learn this piece! > > Thanks! > Jeff > > > "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 > >