PipeChat Digest #3580 - Sunday, March 30, 2003
 
Jelani Eddington at Reformed Church, Willow Grove, PA
  by "Shirley" <pnst.shirley@verizon.net>
Re: British organ builders of influence
  by <Swedish5702@aol.com>
Re: PipeChat Digest #3577 - 03/29/03
  by <Swedish5702@aol.com>
Re: Organ  help--none here
  by "Douglas A. Campbell" <dougcampbell@juno.com>
Re: Preparing a stop
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
Independence Day - Greek Style
  by "John Foss" <harfo32@hotmail.com>
Re: Organ  help--none here
  by <Chicaleee@aol.com>
Re: Organ  help--none here
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com>
Holy Week & Easter at St. Matthew's, Newport Beach CA -- a MITE long  (gr
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
RE: Jelani Eddington at Reformed Church, Willow Grove, PA
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
Re: Jelani Eddington at Reformed Church, Willow Grove, PA
  by "Stanley Lowkis" <nstarfil@attbi.com>
Re: Jelani Eddington at Reformed Church, Willow Grove, PA
  by "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org>
puns
  by "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz>
Re: puns
  by "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu>
Boardwalk Hall
  by "danielwh" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca>
 

(back) Subject: Jelani Eddington at Reformed Church, Willow Grove, PA From: "Shirley" <pnst.shirley@verizon.net> Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2003 12:15:28 -0500   Hi, folks -   I heard Jelani Eddington last night for the first time. He has the = technical expertise one expects from a classical musician, but not necessarily from a theatre = organist.   First, the organ. It's a hybrid, quite unusual and complicated. It = stretches across the entire front of the church (there's no altar per se), contains 3,226 = pipes, two 32' electronic ranks, 147 stops, 36 couplers, a multiplex cabling system, and = unit chests with all-electric action. (Info taken from the back of the program... = nowhere does it list number of ranks.) The church seats about 200. The organ can be = potentially "in your face" if it's not registered well. There are also three levels of = tremulant: slow, medium, and fast, depending on how throbbing one wants the big flute that = acts like a pseudo-tibia. It also uses "a computer software control system, = featuring a recording capability, playback, MIDI, and stop and rank configuration = control that can be customized for any particular organist," says the back of the = program. An added reverb system adds (or detracts) from the ambience. The console is = lighted drawknob.   I sat in awe of Jelani's technically perfect style. He played many = transcriptions, which this instrument handles well. Of note were Schubert's "Military = March" which opened the program and a very orchestral "Carmen Overture" which opened = the second half. Jelani changes registrations every phrase or so, most times = subtlely, but always with fidelity to the orchestral score. The obligatory hymns = that are required in all concerts in this hall were handled tastefully, but with = imagination in the somewhat jazzy harmonies. He ended the physically demanding program = with John Bull's "Rondo". I sat in awe. The right-hand harmonies FLEW by, = every one of them accurate and never glossed over; and the parallel sixths later in = the piece were also handled well. Combination changes were made (could see the = lighted drawknobs change), but I couldn't figure out how, whether by thumb or by = toe; there was never an interruption in the flow of the music. For an encore, he = played the Widor "Toccata".   I'd stopped going to theatre organ concerts over the twenty years since I = "retired" from "the circuit" because the emphasis seemed to be more on showmanship = than musicianship. But I'm relieved to see and hear that the future of TO is = in good hands with the likes of young Mr. Eddington. If you have an opportunity = to hear him, do go.   --Shirley    
(back) Subject: Re: British organ builders of influence From: <Swedish5702@aol.com> Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2003 12:17:52 EST     --part1_31.364a5a66.2bb72f40_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Hello: I remember back in the 1970s the late Virgil Fox wore a suit with dress shorts when he played a concert at Hammond Castle. It was an extremely = warm evening and his playing was never better. Best, Craig   --part1_31.364a5a66.2bb72f40_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:<BR> I remember back in the 1970s the late Virgil Fox wore a suit with dress = sho=3D rts&nbsp; when he played a concert at Hammond Castle. It was an extremely = wa=3D rm evening and his playing was never better.<BR> Best,<BR> Craig</B></FONT></HTML>   --part1_31.364a5a66.2bb72f40_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #3577 - 03/29/03 From: <Swedish5702@aol.com> Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2003 12:36:33 EST     --part1_30.3b89b72b.2bb733a1_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Hello Again: One Kilgen I recall fondly is the one in St. Patrick's Cathedral in NYC. = I heard it prior to the extensive restoration and enlargement. What a Mighty sound. There are CDs available for all to enjoy its = incredible sound. Best, Craig   --part1_30.3b89b72b.2bb733a1_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 Again:<BR> One Kilgen I recall fondly is the one in St. Patrick's Cathedral in NYC. = I=3D20=3D heard it prior to the extensive restoration and enlargement.<BR> What a Mighty sound. There are CDs available for all to enjoy its = incredibl=3D e sound.<BR> Best,<BR> Craig</B></FONT></HTML>   --part1_30.3b89b72b.2bb733a1_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Organ help--none here From: "Douglas A. Campbell" <dougcampbell@juno.com> Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2003 11:24:53 -0500     On Fri, 28 Mar 2003 13:17:44 -0600 lindr@cch.com writes: > > > 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 > Since many like to peruse stoplists, here is the specs for the organ above:   GREAT: 16' Newfoundland 8' Labrador 8' Afghan Hound 8' Collie 4' Beagle 4' Poodle 2-2/3 Carrin Terrier 2' Jack Russel IV Chihuahua 8' German Shepherd (en chamade)       SWELL 8' Golden Retriever 8' Elkhound 8' Bouvier de Flanders 8' Bouvier de Flanders Celeste 4' Greyhound 2-2/3' Otterhound 2' Borzoi 1' Whippet IV Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen 16' Rottweiller 8' Komondor 8' Doberman 4' Schnauser PEDAL 32' Contra Mastiff 32' Contra Coonhound 16' Saint Bernard 16' English Setter 16' Husky 8' Samoyed 8' Boxer 8' Cocker Spaniel 4' Malamute 2' Griffon 32' Hound d'Baskerville 16' Scottish Deerhound 8' Basset Hound 4' Foxhound   ________________________________________________________________ Sign Up for Juno Platinum Internet Access Today Only $9.95 per month! Visit www.juno.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Preparing a stop From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2003 14:27:24 EST   Because of the bizarre nature of this organ (Great and Choir, but no Swell, so what is the "prepared for" manual division?), I am not really = sure which stops were listed as prepared. If it was simply to put a big Tuba = on the Choir division, it would go on a separate chest and be wired in = directly (although despite mentioning a combination action, you don't mention if it = is mechanical action or not). A prepared stop most frequently has the soundboard space there, with center-spotted rack boards. Some firms deliberately put blank toeboards without actions so that the client is forced to return to the original builder to complete the organ. Not knowing the history of the instrument, I cannot judge what = happened. I had a large project in which the Great and Pedal reeds, as well as some Pedal upperwork, were all prepared. A new case was designed to accommodate =   these new ranks, and a scale model was built for the Vestry. The organ = fund, the rector, the treasurer, the secretary, the organist, and the drawings = and case model all disappeared. What remains is an organ with tantalizing = stop controls, but no explanation. The present organist tells people that the design is a ridiculous pipe dream, never having seen the case model. You are not wrong in thinking that slider soundboards SHOULD have an extra slider, with toeholes bored for the stop engraved on the knob. What = is really frustrating is a blank drawknob with no archaeological evidence as = to what the designer intended to put in its place. "Jump sliders" at the back = or front of the chest have been used in the past, but are sometimes fraught = with technical troubles. Contact a reputable organbuilder (if the original builder is not = around, or you would prefer the instrument be in others' capable hands). This = doesn't seem like something the "local tech" or "eager enthusiast" should tackle.   Sebastian M. Gluck New York City  
(back) Subject: Independence Day - Greek Style From: "John Foss" <harfo32@hotmail.com> Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2003 20:08:27 +0000   On Sunday evening we had a "presentation" in the Cultural Centre to commemorate those who lost their lives fighting in the Greek War of Independence and the subsequent struggle for freedom, which started on = 25th March 1821 and continued in this part of the world (Northern Greece) until =   October 18th, 1912. Mainly presented by the children from the local high schools, it was a moving occasion with choral, instrumental and displays = by local dance groups. I couldn't but help think of Ross Ward whose ire I raised over my commendation of a procession with silent bagpipes a year or =   so ago! Our choir sang songs from the revolutionary era, accompanied both = by the Gaida and Klaidi on the organ, moved from my house for the occasion. = The Gaida is a bagpipe type instrument, though sounding rather more delicate = to my ears than the aggressively penetrating Scottish variety. It only has 2 drones and the elderly gent who played it was a highly accomplished = player! Maybe it has a different purpose, as the Scottish pipes I believe are intended to lead the troops into war - the Greek Gaida is purely a simple shepherd's instrument for music making. The hall is a comfortable = building, recently renovated, with seating for about 300. Klaidi (who is 15) also played "Ich ruf zu dir" (Bach) and the Bruhns prelude and Fugue in E minor =   (No.1). The occasion was broadcast on local Television. I regret to say that, although the Dancers wore traditional costumes, not = a FOUSTANELLA (thingummy indeed!) was in sight. Incidentally, when it comes down to courage in battle, forget not the Greek Army who, in 1941, outnumbered approximately 50 to 1 and armed with totally outdated weapons, =   defeated Mussolini's crack troops, armed with sophisticated weaponry, driving them back into the Adriatic! We celebrate this in October. (Oxi = Day) John Foss www.johnfoss.gr           _________________________________________________________________ The new MSN 8: smart spam protection and 2 months FREE* http://join.msn.com/?page=3Dfeatures/junkmail    
(back) Subject: Re: Organ help--none here From: <Chicaleee@aol.com> Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2003 15:40:35 EST     --part1_61.2f66fb53.2bb75ec3_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   You left out my Pekingese 4' Lee   --part1_61.2f66fb53.2bb75ec3_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">You left out my Pekingese = 4'&nbsp;=3D20=3D Lee</FONT></HTML>   --part1_61.2f66fb53.2bb75ec3_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Organ help--none here From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2003 16:53:18 -0600       Douglas A. Campbell wrote:   >On Fri, 28 Mar 2003 13:17:44 -0600 lindr@cch.com writes: > > >16' English Setter > Isn't this something to do with the combination action?   >8' Basset Hound > > AKA the Cano di Bassetto   John Speller    
(back) Subject: Holy Week & Easter at St. Matthew's, Newport Beach CA -- a MITE long (grin) -- (X-posted) From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2003 15:43:19 -0800   PALM SUNDAY - Blessing of the Palms, Procession, and Solemn Mass at 9 & 11 a.m.   Hosanna filio David - C. Rossini / Clark Pueri Hebraeorum - Gregorian / John Blow All Glory, Laud and Honour - St. Theodulph Ingrediente Domino - C. Rossini / Clark   Introit - Domine, ne longe - Willan / Clark Kyrie - Mass IX - Gregorian Gradual - Christus factus est - Yon / Clark Hymn - Were You There? - Spiritual Offertory - Improperium exspectavit - F. X. Witt / Clark Sanctus - Mass IX Amen - Mass IX Agnus Dei - Mass IX Communion - Pater, si no potest - Gregorian, Mode VIIJ Anthem - Why Does He Seem To Be So Sad - Traditional / Clark Hymn - Ah! Holy Jesus - Herzliebster Jesu Hymn - Ride On, Ride On In Majesty - Winchester New   MAUNDY THURSDAY - Solemn Mass and Foot-Washing at 7 p.m.   Hymn - The Word of God Proceeding Forth - Gregorian (Verbum supernum) Introit - Nos autem - Willan / Clark Kyrie - Mass IX Gradual Psalm 116 - Troutbeck in G   AT THE FOOT-WASHING   Antiphon - Mandatum novum - Gregorian, Mode iij Antiphon - Postquam surrexit - Gregorian, Mode iv Antiphon - Dominus Jesus - Gregorian, Mode ij Antiphon - Domine, tu mihi - Gregorian, Mode V Antiphon - Si ego Dominus - Gregorian, Mode iv Antiphon - In hoc cognoscent - Gregorian, Mode VIJ Antiphon - Maneant in vobis - Gregorian, Mode VIJ Hymn - Ubi caritas - C. Rossini / Clark   Offertory - Dextera Domini - C. Rossini / Clark Sanctus - Mass IX Amen - Mass IX Agnus Dei - Mass IX Communion - Hoc corpus, qui pro vobis tradetur - Willan / Clark Anthem - Cenantibus illis - C. Rossini / Clark Hymn - Humbly I Adore Thee - Gregorian (Adoro te devote)   AT THE SOLEMN PROCESSION OF THE MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT   Hymn - Now, My Tongue, The Mystery Telling - Gregorian (Pange lingua) / Palestrina Hymn - At This Our Solemn Feast (Sacris solemniis) - C. Rossini / Clark   AT THE STRIPPING OF THE ALTARS   Antiphon - Diviserunt - Gregorian, Mode ij Psalm 22 - Deus, Deus meus - Direct Tone with fauxbourdons   GOOD FRIDAY - The Solemn Liturgy at 3 p.m.   Psalm 69 - Direct Tone with fauxbourdons Gradual - Christus factus est - Yon / Clark   AT THE SOLEMN VENERATION OF THE HOLY CROSS   Hymn - Were You There? - Spiritual Ecce lignum Crucis - Gregorian / Clark Improperia - Gregorian / Vittoria Crux fidelis - Gregorian / Palestrina   AT THE RETURN OF THE MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT   Hymn - The Royal Banners Forward Go - Gregorian / John B. Dykes ("St. Cross") Anthem - O Saviour of the World - John Goss   AT THE COMMUNION   Hymn - At the Cross Her Station Keeping - Gregorian (Sarum chant) Hymn - Jesus, In Thy Dying Woes - Swedish Litany   EASTER VIGIL Saturday at 7 p.m.   everything sung to simple Gregorian Chants by two chanters; no choir; STILL takes 2 1/2 hours (!).   EASTER DAY - Sung Mass at 7:30 a.m.   Hymn - Jesus Christ Is Risen Today (vss. 1-2) - Easter Hymn Mass Setting - Missa Sancta Maria Magdalena - Healy Willan Vidi aquam - Gregorian / Clark Hymn - The Day of Resurrection - Ellacombe Anthem - Alleluia! Alleluia! Christ the Lord Is Risen Today - Gruber / Clark Doxology - Vigiles et sancti At the Breaking of Bread - Pascha nostrum - Gregorian / Clark Anthem - In Joseph's Lovely Garden - arr. Clarence Dickenson Hymn - At The Lamb's High Feast We Sing - Salzburg Hymn - God Be In My Head - Lytlington Hymn - Jesus Christ Is Risen Today (vss. 3-4) Anthem - Awakening Chorus - Charles Gabriel / arr. Clark   SOLEMN MASS AT 9 a.m.   Hymn - Welcome, Happy Morning - Fortunatas Mass Setting - Missa Sancta Maria Magdalena - Healy Willan Gradual - Haec dies - Willan / Clark Alleluia - Pascha nostrum - Willan / Clark Sequence - Victimae paschali laudes - Gregorian Vidi aquam - Gregorian / Clark Hymn - The Day of Resurrection - Ellacombe Anthem - Alleluia! Alleluia! Christ the Lord Is Risen Today - Gruber / Clark Doxology - Vigiles et sancti At the Breaking of Bread - Pascha nostrum - Gregorian / Clark Communion - Pascha nostrum - Willan / Clark Anthem - In Joseph's Lovely Garden - arr. Clarence Dickenson Hymn - At The Lamb's High Feast We Sing - Salzburg Hymn - God Be In My Head - Lytlington Hymn - Jesus Christ Is Risen Today (complete) Anthem - Awakening Chorus - Charles Gabriel / arr. Clark   SOLEMN MASS AT 11 a.m.   Hymn - Hail Thee, Festival Day - R.V. Williams Introit - Resurrexi - Willan / Clark Mass Setting - Mass IX - Gregorian Gradual - Haec dies - Willan / Clark Alleluia - Pascha nostrum - Willan / Clark Sequence - Victimae paschali laudes - Gregorian Vidi aquam - Gregorian / Clark Hymn - The Day of Resurrection - Ellacombe Anthem - Alleluia! Alleluia! Christ the Lord Is Risen Today - Gruber / Clark Doxology - Vigiles et sancti At the Breaking of Bread - Pascha nostrum - Gregorian / Clark Communion - Pascha nostrum - Willan / Clark Anthem - In Joseph's Lovely Garden - arr. Clarence Dickenson Hymn - At The Lamb's High Feast We Sing - Salzburg Hymn - God Be In My Head - Lytlington Hymn - Jesus Christ Is Risen Today (complete) Anthem - Awakening Chorus - Charles Gabriel / arr. Clark       Organ voluntaries? Are you MAD??!! I'll be doing good to get up the stairs TO the organ by Easter Day (chuckle). Improvisations on Victimae paschali, and Easter Hymn, probably, or Christus vincit.   I don't mind the Gabriel ... after all THAT, the choir DESERVES a little FUN (grin).   That's about TWELVE hours of singing IN SERVICE, *plus* the REHEARSALS. I have a volunteer choir of 4-3-3-3, plus a paid quartet of section leaders. *I* don't know how they do it, but they do it.   God love 'em.   Cheers,   Bud    
(back) Subject: RE: Jelani Eddington at Reformed Church, Willow Grove, PA From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2003 18:09:05 -0600   Did Jelani finish law school and is he practicing anywhere? Glad to hear he is still playing.   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com        
(back) Subject: Re: Jelani Eddington at Reformed Church, Willow Grove, PA From: "Stanley Lowkis" <nstarfil@attbi.com> Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2003 19:29:36 -0500   Jelani graduated from Yale and specalizes in copywrights. He practices his craft in NYC. He still plays the organ.   Stan (c)   Glenda wrote: > > Did Jelani finish law school and is he practicing anywhere? Glad to > hear he is still playing. > > Glenda Sutton    
(back) Subject: Re: Jelani Eddington at Reformed Church, Willow Grove, PA From: "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org> Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2003 18:43:48 -0600   At 07:29 PM 3/29/03 -0500, you wrote: >Jelani graduated from Yale and specalizes in copywrights. >He practices his craft in NYC. >He still plays the organ.   Some information to add to Stan's post...Jelani recently relocated and is now practicing law in Madison Wi. He is also has a very busy concert schedule, he is playing for the Kimball Theatre Organ Society on their = 3/39 Kimball organ at the Oriental Theatre in Milwaukee this Sunday, March 30th =   and for CATOE at Sanfilippo's Victorian Palace on May 18th.   jch    
(back) Subject: puns From: "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2003 13:50:46 +1200   Dear people, I apologise for my puns. Please don't throw me Orff the Liszt. Ross    
(back) Subject: Re: puns From: "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu> Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2003 20:27:27 -0500   on 3/29/03 8:50 PM, Ross & Lynda Wards at TheShieling@xtra.co.nz wrote:   > Dear people, > I apologise for my puns. Please don't throw me Orff the Liszt. > Ross   Naw, we're getting the Chopin Bloch ready.     Randy Runyon Music Director Zion Lutheran Church Hamilton, Ohio runyonr@muohio.edu      
(back) Subject: Boardwalk Hall From: "danielwh" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca> Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2003 00:09:51 -0400   Tonight I was watching Discovery Channel . Frontiers of Construction was on, and for about 15 minutes, Atlantic City Hall was on( now Boardwalk = Hall) They mentioned every possible thing about it, The great Acoustics, the = many millions spent on its beautiful restoration.They mentioned how they = wanted to improve the Acoustics. for concerts, THey showed someone playing a piano.. and to test the acoustics, they used a cannon shot to check its reverberation. Not One mention to even let the world know that there was even a hint of = a Pipe Organ there. However if one was looking, you could see the console booth.   It made me sick for them to overlook this once Grand Instrument. Danielwh 2000 EP Biggs Fellow