PipeChat Digest #3643 - Thursday, May 1, 2003
 
Hello to everybody
  by "Austin David" <david.austin@kone.com>
RE: Hello to everybody
  by "Mark Turnbull" <mark.turnbull@bbc.co.uk>
Either/Or Organs
  by <Kzimmer0817@aol.com>
Re: Hello to everybody
  by "noel jones" <gedeckt@usit.net>
RE: Hello to everybody
  by "Emmons, Paul" <pemmons@wcupa.edu>
Different pitches (Was: Hello All!)
  by <Hell-Felix@t-online.de>
Re: Either/Or Organs
  by <Hell-Felix@t-online.de>
Gillian Weir in LA
  by "John Foss" <harfo32@hotmail.com>
Re: Hello All!
  by "MARAUDER" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu>
Re: Different pitches (Was: Hello All!)
  by "Bill Raty" <billious@billraty.com>
 

(back) Subject: Hello to everybody From: "Austin David" <david.austin@kone.com> Date: Thu, 1 May 2003 11:56:08 +0200   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.   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C30FC7.E3AD7490 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1"   Hello, I'm new to Pipechat. I am organist at a church in my local town in the north of England, where there is a modified Peter Conacher ex-cinema organ installed on a small = loft above the south side of the choir. Despite (or, dare one say, because of) its pedigree this relatively small 3 manual has 4 superb reeds - swell = oboe and cornopean, choir clarinet and choir/great trumpet. This latter is a = big one! It has very little upperwork and no 16ft stops at all on the manuals, although swell octave/suboctave and choir suboctave, with their associated couplers to other manuals, are available. Of particular note are two = lovely strings - a viol d'orchestre on the swell (as well as a voix celeste) and = a gamba on the choir. I can provide a full spec for anyone who'd like to see it. It's pneumatic action and was last thoroughly overhauled 20 years ago. Current problems are mainly to do with the heating system: some stops are temperamental (no joke intended!) when the church is hot and both pedal 16fts cipher from time to time (on different notes). The tuning varies widely over the year and the tuners have suggested that it's a waste of = time tuning at all during the cold season. It's a fine, good sounding instrument and a pleasure to play. I hope to be able to arrange some recitals in the not too distant future. The Church uses a wide range of musical styles, but is very keen on retaining the organ in its full glory. Typically, 2 Sundays per month are organ only with mainly traditional music, family service is mainly modern with piano and instruments and the 4th may be a mixture of the two. Regardless of what music is used during the service, I try to ensure that the organ is used at least for voluntaries in each service. Given the mix = of musical tastes within the clergy and people, this seems a good mix. I hope that you find all this interesting! Regards, David Austin.   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C30FC7.E3AD7490 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <html xmlns:o=3D3D"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" =3D xmlns:w=3D3D"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:word" =3D xmlns=3D3D"http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40">   <head> <META HTTP-EQUIV=3D3D"Content-Type" CONTENT=3D3D"text/html; =3D charset=3D3Diso-8859-1">     <meta name=3D3DProgId content=3D3DWord.Document> <meta name=3D3DGenerator content=3D3D"Microsoft Word 9"> <meta name=3D3DOriginator content=3D3D"Microsoft Word 9"> <link rel=3D3DFile-List href=3D3D"cid:filelist.xml@01C30FD0.36A31EE0"> <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:DoNotRelyOnCSS/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:View> <w:Zoom>75</w:Zoom> <w:DocumentKind>DocumentEmail</w:DocumentKind> <w:EnvelopeVis/> </w:WordDocument> </xml><![endif]--> <style> <!-- /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-parent:""; margin:0mm; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";} p.MsoAutoSig, li.MsoAutoSig, div.MsoAutoSig {margin:0mm; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";} span.EmailStyle15 {mso-style-type:personal-compose; mso-ansi-font-size:11.0pt; mso-ascii-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-hansi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; color:blue;} @page Section1 {size:595.3pt 841.9pt; margin:72.0pt 90.0pt 72.0pt 90.0pt; mso-header-margin:35.4pt; mso-footer-margin:35.4pt; mso-paper-source:0;} div.Section1 {page:Section1;} --> </style> </head>   <body lang=3D3DEN-GB style=3D3D'tab-interval:36.0pt'>   <div class=3D3DSection1>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><span class=3D3DEmailStyle15><font size=3D3D2 =3D color=3D3Dblue face=3D3D"Times New Roman"><span style=3D3D'font-size:11.0pt'><span =3D style=3D3D'mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt'>Hello, I&#8217;m new to =3D Pipechat.<o:p></o:p></span></span></font></span></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><span class=3D3DEmailStyle15><font size=3D3D2 =3D color=3D3Dblue face=3D3D"Times New Roman"><span style=3D3D'font-size:11.0pt'><![if =3D !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]></span><o:p></o:p></font></span></p>=3D=       <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><span class=3D3DEmailStyle15><font size=3D3D2 =3D color=3D3Dblue face=3D3D"Times New Roman"><span style=3D3D'font-size:11.0pt'><span =3D style=3D3D'mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt'>I am organist at a church in my local town in the north of =3D England, where there is a modified Peter Conacher ex-cinema organ installed on a small = =3D loft above the south side of the choir. Despite (or, dare one say, because of) its pedigree this relatively small 3 manual has 4 superb reeds &#8211; =3D swell oboe and cornopean, choir clarinet and choir/great trumpet. This latter is a big = =3D one! It has very little upperwork and no 16ft stops at all on the manuals, =3D although swell octave/suboctave and choir suboctave, with their associated =3D couplers to other manuals, are available. Of particular note are two lovely strings = =3D &#8211; a viol d&#8217;orchestre on the swell (as well as a voix celeste) and a gamba =3D on the choir. I can provide a full spec for anyone who&#8217;d like to see =3D it.<o:p></o:p></span></span></font></span></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><span class=3D3DEmailStyle15><font size=3D3D2 =3D color=3D3Dblue face=3D3D"Times New Roman"><span style=3D3D'font-size:11.0pt'><![if =3D !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]></span><o:p></o:p></font></span></p>=3D=       <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><span class=3D3DEmailStyle15><font size=3D3D2 =3D color=3D3Dblue face=3D3D"Times New Roman"><span style=3D3D'font-size:11.0pt'><span =3D style=3D3D'mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt'>It&#8217;s pneumatic action and was last thoroughly overhauled =3D 20 years ago. Current problems are mainly to do with the heating system: some stops =3D are temperamental (no joke intended!) when the church is hot and both pedal = =3D 16fts cipher from time to time (on different notes). The tuning varies widely = =3D over the year and the tuners have suggested that it&#8217;s a waste of time =3D tuning at all during the cold season.<o:p></o:p></span></span></font></span></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><span class=3D3DEmailStyle15><font size=3D3D2 =3D color=3D3Dblue face=3D3D"Times New Roman"><span style=3D3D'font-size:11.0pt'><![if =3D !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]></span><o:p></o:p></font></span></p>=3D=       <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><span class=3D3DEmailStyle15><font size=3D3D2 =3D color=3D3Dblue face=3D3D"Times New Roman"><span style=3D3D'font-size:11.0pt'><span =3D style=3D3D'mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt'>It&#8217;s a fine, good sounding instrument and a pleasure to =3D play. I hope to be able to arrange some recitals in the not too distant =3D future.<o:p></o:p></span></span></font></span></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><span class=3D3DEmailStyle15><font size=3D3D2 =3D color=3D3Dblue face=3D3D"Times New Roman"><span style=3D3D'font-size:11.0pt'><![if =3D !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]></span><o:p></o:p></font></span></p>=3D=       <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><span class=3D3DEmailStyle15><font size=3D3D2 =3D color=3D3Dblue face=3D3D"Times New Roman"><span style=3D3D'font-size:11.0pt'><span =3D style=3D3D'mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt'>The Church uses a wide range of musical styles, but is very =3D keen on retaining the organ in its full glory. Typically, 2 Sundays per month =3D are organ only with mainly traditional music, family service is mainly modern =3D with piano and instruments and the 4<sup>th</sup> may be a mixture of the two. =3D Regardless of what music is used during the service, I try to ensure that the =3D organ is used at least for voluntaries in each service. Given the mix of musical = =3D tastes within the clergy and people, this seems a good =3D mix.<o:p></o:p></span></span></font></span></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><span class=3D3DEmailStyle15><font size=3D3D2 =3D color=3D3Dblue face=3D3D"Times New Roman"><span style=3D3D'font-size:11.0pt'><![if =3D !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]></span><o:p></o:p></font></span></p>=3D=       <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><span class=3D3DEmailStyle15><font size=3D3D2 =3D color=3D3Dblue face=3D3D"Times New Roman"><span style=3D3D'font-size:11.0pt'><span =3D style=3D3D'mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt'>I hope that you find all this =3D interesting!<o:p></o:p></span></span></font></span></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><span class=3D3DEmailStyle15><font size=3D3D2 =3D color=3D3Dblue face=3D3D"Times New Roman"><span style=3D3D'font-size:11.0pt'><![if =3D !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]></span><o:p></o:p></font></span></p>=3D=       <p class=3D3DMsoAutoSig><span><font size=3D3D2 color=3D3Dblue = face=3D3D"Times =3D New Roman"><span style=3D3D'font-size:11.0pt;color:blue'><span =3D style=3D3D'mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt'>Regards,</span></span></font><font color=3D3Dblue><span =3D style=3D3D'color:blue;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><= =3D /span></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoAutoSig><span><font size=3D3D2 color=3D3Dblue = face=3D3D"Times =3D New Roman"><span style=3D3D'font-size:11.0pt;color:blue'><span =3D style=3D3D'mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt'>David Austin.</span></span></font><font color=3D3Dblue><span =3D style=3D3D'color:blue; mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font></span></p>   </div>   </body>   </html>   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C30FC7.E3AD7490--  
(back) Subject: RE: Hello to everybody From: "Mark Turnbull" <mark.turnbull@bbc.co.uk> Date: Thu, 1 May 2003 11:02:54 +0100   david it is good to hear from you. where are you based in the north of england. i am here too, and would love to hear the organ you talk about. if you = have a recording would you consider sending me one. mark turnbull, bbc radio cleveland, broadcasting house, middlesbrough, ts1 5dg. who knows? i may be able to play some of it on my sunday morning religious show, which runs vfrom six till nine right across teesside, north = yorkshire and county durham. hope to hear from you soon. mark   Mark Turnbull Presenter - The Turnbull Treatment 12 - 2PM weekdays on BBC Radio = Cleveland. 01642 340660   Take a Tour Round BBC Tees Website! For the latest sport, news, travel and weather for Teesside, North = Yorkshire and County Durham. www.bbc.co.uk/tees   And look out for the BBC Bus coming to a street near you around the Tees Valley ...       > -----Original Message----- > From: Austin David [SMTP:david.austin@kone.com] > Sent: Thursday, May 01, 2003 10:56 AM > To: 'pipechat@pipechat.org' > Subject: Hello to everybody > > Hello, I'm new to Pipechat. > > I am organist at a church in my local town in the north of England, = where > there is a modified Peter Conacher ex-cinema organ installed on a small > loft above the south side of the choir. Despite (or, dare one say, = because > of) its pedigree this relatively small 3 manual has 4 superb reeds - = swell > oboe and cornopean, choir clarinet and choir/great trumpet. This latter = is > a big one! It has very little upperwork and no 16ft stops at all on the > manuals, although swell octave/suboctave and choir suboctave, with their > associated couplers to other manuals, are available. Of particular note > are two lovely strings - a viol d'orchestre on the swell (as well as a > voix celeste) and a gamba on the choir. I can provide a full spec for > anyone who'd like to see it. > > It's pneumatic action and was last thoroughly overhauled 20 years ago. > Current problems are mainly to do with the heating system: some stops = are > temperamental (no joke intended!) when the church is hot and both pedal > 16fts cipher from time to time (on different notes). The tuning varies > widely over the year and the tuners have suggested that it's a waste of > time tuning at all during the cold season. > > It's a fine, good sounding instrument and a pleasure to play. I hope to = be > able to arrange some recitals in the not too distant future. > > The Church uses a wide range of musical styles, but is very keen on > retaining the organ in its full glory. Typically, 2 Sundays per month = are > organ only with mainly traditional music, family service is mainly = modern > with piano and instruments and the 4th may be a mixture of the two. > Regardless of what music is used during the service, I try to ensure = that > the organ is used at least for voluntaries in each service. Given the = mix > of musical tastes within the clergy and people, this seems a good mix. > > I hope that you find all this interesting! > > Regards, > David Austin.     BBCi at http://www.bbc.co.uk/   This e-mail (and any attachments) is confidential and may contain personal views which are not the views of the BBC unless specifically stated. If you have received it in error, please delete it from your system, do not use, copy or disclose the information in any way nor act in reliance on it and notify the sender immediately. Please note that the BBC monitors e-mails sent or received. Further communication will signify your consent to this.    
(back) Subject: Either/Or Organs From: <Kzimmer0817@aol.com> Date: Thu, 1 May 2003 08:03:55 EDT     --part1_16e.1decc781.2be2672b_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   List,   Can anybody share their experiences with playing the small to mid-sized tracker organs with "either/or" dispositions? In case I'm not clear, I'm referring to the organs having the "double channel" windchests in which = most of the stops can be played from either Manual I or Manual II, but not = both. The organ described in the link I gave in my "Interesting Website" posting = a few days ago uses this concept. I think I had read about it in the = pipechat archives from a good while back.   M. L. Bigelow uses this concept extensively in his tracker organs. (see: www.mlbigelow.com). I was just wondering if anybody had much experience playing these organs and whether or not you found that - once you got used = to it - it greatly enhanced the versatility of the small organ and whether or =   not you found it quite adequate.   Thanks, Keith Zimmerman   --part1_16e.1decc781.2be2672b_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML><FONT FACE=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3D2 = FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D =3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0">List,<BR> <BR> Can anybody share their experiences with playing the small to mid-sized = trac=3D ker organs with "either/or" dispositions?&nbsp; In case I'm not clear, I'm = r=3D eferring to the organs having the "double channel" windchests in which = most=3D20=3D of the stops can be played from either Manual I or Manual II, but not = both.&=3D nbsp; The organ described in the link I gave in my "Interesting Website" = pos=3D ting a few days ago uses this concept.&nbsp; I think I had read about it = in=3D20=3D the pipechat archives from a good while back.<BR> <BR> M. L. Bigelow uses this concept extensively in his tracker organs.&nbsp; = (se=3D e: www.mlbigelow.com).&nbsp; I was just wondering if anybody had much = experi=3D ence playing these organs and whether or not you found that - once you got = u=3D sed to it - it greatly enhanced the versatility of the small organ and = wheth=3D er or not you found it quite adequate.<BR> <BR> Thanks,<BR> Keith Zimmerman</FONT></HTML>   --part1_16e.1decc781.2be2672b_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Hello to everybody From: "noel jones" <gedeckt@usit.net> Date: Thu, 01 May 2003 08:43:26 -0400     Mark Turnbull's message makes me wonder.   Is there a list of other radio stations that broadcast organ music as a = part of their lineup aside from Pipedreams?   -- noel jones, aago athens, tennessee, usa ------------------------------- frog music press rodgers organ users group www.frogmusic.com    
(back) Subject: RE: Hello to everybody From: "Emmons, Paul" <pemmons@wcupa.edu> Date: Thu, 1 May 2003 11:09:36 -0400   Welcome, David!   When you say "organ only" two Sundays a month, do you mean that there is = no choir?      
(back) Subject: Different pitches (Was: Hello All!) From: <Hell-Felix@t-online.de> Date: Thu, 01 May 2003 17:40:26 +0200 (CEST)     Hi Paul, you should try the Silbermann in Marmoutier, tuned at A=3D395 Hz. But, believe it or not, I felt very comfortable with Bach's G-Minor fantasy, the soud was much warmer...   Felix   Emmons, Paul wrote:   > I've never had the privilege of playing one, but I > imagine that this > characteristic would make it a very confusing experience > for awhile. I'll > never forget the one time I tried the transposer on an > Allen for a hymn in > the middle of a service. Big mistake-- I mean, like > instant train wreck! > My fingers suddenly didn't know where to go anymore. I > don't feel like ever > touching that knob again. It's easier transposing the > old-fashioned way, > deliberately with the brain. And I don't have perfect > pitch, although I > did, or very nearly did, when I was your age. > > I've gotten used to the same disconnect with the > carillon. Many carillons > are not in "concert pitch" at all. But that's such a > different instrument > from the organ altogether that the experience of playing > one note and > hearing another doesn't transfer very well. > > I'd be curious to know how you (and others who are > familiar with such > experiences) manage to handle the confusion. > > > "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: Either/Or Organs From: <Hell-Felix@t-online.de> Date: Thu, 01 May 2003 17:58:17 +0200 (CEST)   The German term for it is "Wechselschleifen". As trackers do not have unifications (transmissions), it is quite useful, if you can "borrow" the 8'-trumpet from the pedaldivision, e.g., and use it on the great. My very first organ, tracker, 2 manuals plus one coupler manual, 34 ranks, had these "Wechselschleifen", and it gave indeed additional registration opportunities.   Felix   Kzimmer0817@aol.com wrote: > List, > > Can anybody share their experiences with playing the > small to mid-sized > tracker organs with "either/or" dispositions? In case > I'm not clear, I'm > referring to the organs having the "double channel" > windchests in which most > of the stops can be played from either Manual I or Manual > II, but not both. > The organ described in the link I gave in my "Interesting > Website" posting a > few days ago uses this concept. I think I had read about > it in the pipechat > archives from a good while back. > > M. L. Bigelow uses this concept extensively in his > tracker organs. (see: > www.mlbigelow.com). I was just wondering if anybody had > much experience > playing these organs and whether or not you found that - > once you got used to > it - it greatly enhanced the versatility of the small > organ and whether or > not you found it quite adequate. > > Thanks, > Keith Zimmerman >  
(back) Subject: Gillian Weir in LA From: "John Foss" <harfo32@hotmail.com> Date: Thu, 01 May 2003 18:17:25 +0000   During the discussions on wrist problems I remembered a lesson I had with Gillian Weir when she deputised for Ralph Downes on one occasion at the = RCM. I played the scherzo from Vierne's 2nd symphony - her advice - play = lightly. She is an excellent teacher as well as performer, and Charlie Lester = brought to Piporg members attention a recital she is doing in LA ; Dame Gillian Weir, Organist Westwood United Methodist Church 10497 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90024 Tuesday, May 6, 2003 7:30 p.m. FREE ADMISSION   It sounds like another occasion not to miss. I hope Charlie will not mind = my cross posting this information, but I haven't seen it mentioned on = pipechat. He added "Dame Gillian has a very nice website at http://www.gillianweir.com (I just LOVE the photo of her perched on the iron railing -- it's so very whimsical, and shows that she clearly has a light side and a great sense of humor!)   The Shaffer Memorial Organ at WUMC is a huge Schantz with many Walker additions -- 153 ranks + 82 digitals =3D 235 registers (all nicely tucked into a 600-seat sanctuary!!)   The church also has a web site, at http://www.westwoodumc.org   Photos of the console can be seen at: http://www.westwoodumc.org/2%20-%20Ministries%20Section/music/organ/organ.h= tml     Re the wrist problem, having been bullied by Klaidi into giving a piano recital I decided I had better prepare a programme, and looked through my repertoire. As I said, I have never given a piano recital in my life. = Klaidi then treated me to 2 DVD's of Richter's life and some recordings of works = he thought I should include, at which point I thought better of the project! There are so many better pianists out there than myself - however he persuaded me that it would be good for me to do the work, and the school wants a concert to dedicate the new piano - so maybe he's right. I did 4 hours work today, and the recital is not until September! He has more or less dictated the programme - Bach Preludes and Fugues from the 48, (C = minor and F minor), Haydn sonata 12 in G, Fantasiestucke Op 12 by Schumann and eight of the Chopin Preludes. It is this last work which is of relevance = to the question of muscular strain, for if you have the Salabert edition with =   Cortot's commentary, each prelude is analysed in detail and specific exercises suggested for the technical problems encountered. If you work = your way steadily through these, with plenty of breaks to let your muscles recover, you should not put any physical strain on your arms, wrists and fingers. I also found that it had a good effect on my organ playing - I = sat down and played the Franck Choral in A minor fairly effortlessly, and I haven't played it for over 20 years. As we are on Easter holiday for a fortnight I have been able to devote my time to practising and it is = amazing what you can achieve with a bit of work. My advice in general is = concentrate on details - playing pieces through over and over again is not good for = you either physically or mentally. Know exactly where your fingers are and = keep in touch with your mind and body! John Foss   www.johnfoss.gr         _________________________________________________________________ MSN 8 helps eliminate e-mail viruses. Get 2 months FREE*. http://join.msn.com/?page=3Dfeatures/virus    
(back) Subject: Re: Hello All! From: "MARAUDER" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu> Date: Thu, 01 May 2003 15:53:14 -0400   Dear Shelley, > > Hello everyone! I'm a newbie, and thought I would introduce myself. I'm = a > sophomore sacred music major at Westminster College in PA, of course = with > organ as my major instrument. (I am also a music ed major, with oboe as = my > instrument.) I've been playing organ for several years. I'm hoping to = serve as > a Minister of Music in a church as a profession. I'm also seriously > considering going to grad school for organ performance, but that's 4 = years > down the road, so I'm keeping all my options open. This June, I'm = heading to > Germany with my organ professor to play on some Schnitger organs. I'm = really > looking forward to that.   Sounds rather familiar! I was a music ed major, though with organ as my primary performance area but studying also piano and viola. I went = from there to grad school in Church music, and after the Army took my first job as a full-time parish musician. I got a phone call one night inviting me = to a college music faculty, and I remained there for 32 years until = retirement, all the while also serving in one or another local church. In the course of things I got a doctorate in organ and Church music (Eastman), and the several churches I served seemed thankful to have this level of competence as a part-time musician. Sometimes the options short of a full-time = parish musician are not very good.   I understand that Westminster College is a fine place, and I hope you will tap every possible asset, including outside the field of music, all = the while staying healthy, getting some good exercise, etc. Do find a good work-out procedure, whether running, lifting, swimming laps, etc., or get involved in intramural sports -- whatever you find best to keep yourself = in shape and your nerves calm in the face of that semi-human spiecies called "colege professor." :-) Profs really aren't ugly folks; they may just seem like it on occasions when they make life tough for you and your = brains.   I think your broad preparation as a music ed major can serve you = well, though it's surely not the only way toward success. Ultimately, the = details of your undergraduate degree are less important than the way you continue = to learn and adapt, all the while knowing what principles NOT to give up. = How you handle all those things will determine your success and happiness in life and the quality of your contribution to society and the Church.   God bless you in your study and your life of service.   Cordially,   Karl E. Moyer Lancaster PA    
(back) Subject: Re: Different pitches (Was: Hello All!) From: "Bill Raty" <billious@billraty.com> Date: Thu, 1 May 2003 14:23:38 -0700 (PDT)   Mathematically speaking that looks like slightly over a whole note flatter than A=3D440.   I've also noted that some specifications specify the frequency at a given air temperature, i.e. A=3Dx Hz at y degrees (choose your unit of measure), and example would be A=3D440Hz at 75F. Do you happen to know what the target temperature was for the spec?   Regards,   -Bill   --- Hell-Felix@t-online.de wrote: > > Hi Paul, you should try the Silbermann in Marmoutier, > tuned at A=3D395 Hz. But, believe it or not, I felt > very comfortable with Bach's G-Minor fantasy, the soud > was much warmer... > > Felix > > Emmons, Paul wrote: > > > I've never had the privilege of playing one, but I > > imagine that this > > characteristic would make it a very confusing experience > > for awhile. I'll > > never forget the one time I tried the transposer on an > > Allen for a hymn in > > the middle of a service. Big mistake-- I mean, like > > instant train wreck! > > My fingers suddenly didn't know where to go anymore. I > > don't feel like ever > > touching that knob again. It's easier transposing the > > old-fashioned way, > > deliberately with the brain. And I don't have perfect > > pitch, although I > > did, or very nearly did, when I was your age. > > > > I've gotten used to the same disconnect with the > > carillon. Many carillons > > are not in "concert pitch" at all. But that's such a > > different instrument > > from the organ altogether that the experience of playing > > one note and > > hearing another doesn't transfer very well. > > > > I'd be curious to know how you (and others who are > > familiar with such > > experiences) manage to handle the confusion. > > > > > > "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 > > > > > > "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