PipeChat Digest #3692 - Friday, May 23, 2003
 
Re: National Cathedral job.
  by <OrganNYC@aol.com>
Re: Love Unknown
  by "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz>
Re: Tuning knife trouble
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com>
Futurama part 2 (Very long)
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
limerick alert
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
 

(back) Subject: Re: National Cathedral job. From: <OrganNYC@aol.com> Date: Thu, 22 May 2003 16:52:07 EDT     --part1_7a.40479476.2bfe9277_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"ISO-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Subject: Cathedral Announces Director of Music Appointment=3D20   WASHINGTON NATIONAL CATHEDRAL=3D20   ANNOUNCEMENT=3D20   Massachusetts & Wisconsin Ave, Washington DC 20016(202) 537-6200*=3D20 www.nationalcathedral.org=3D20   Cathedral Announces Director of Music Appointment=3D20   Washington National Cathedral is pleased to announce the appointment = of=3D20 Michael McCarthy as Cathedral Director of Music.=3DA0 McCarthy, 37, will = repla=3D ce=3D20 the retiring Dr. James Litton later this year.=3D20   McCarthy is founder and current director of the London (England) = Oratory=3D20 School Schola. Founded in 1996, the Schola has quickly become one of=3D20 London's premier boys concert choirs, performing regularly on the = London=3D20 concert platform and in the studio for both the recording and film=3D20 industries.=3DA0 The Schola performs regularly at the Royal Opera House, = Coven=3D t Garden and=3D20 with both the Royal Philharmonic and Philharmonia Orchestras. Recent = recordi=3D ngs=3D20 for film include Sleepy Hollow, The Lord of the Rings cycle, and = Harry=3D20 Potter.=3D20   A graduate of Guildhall School of Music and Drama, McCarthy has = worked=3D20 with numerous professional choirs including The Sixteen, The Gabrieli = Consor=3D t=3D20   and The Monteverdi Choir under the direction of Sir John Eliot = Gardiner.=3DA0=3D20=3D In=3D20 January of 2002 he became the choir manager for The Monteverdi Choir. His = FA=3D MILY=3D3D"SANS=3D20 experience directing young choristers includes duties as Lay Clerk at = Christ=3D =3D20 Church Cathedral, Oxford and Saint Alban's Abbey in Hertfordshire.=3DA0 He = als=3D o=3D20 served as Master of Music at Saint Benedict's Abbey, Ealing prior to=3D20 beginning the London Oratory School.=3D20   As Director of Music he will oversee the Cathedral's expanding music = program=3D ,=3D20 as well as serve as principal choirmaster.   McCarthy is expected to join the Cathedral choristers at their annual = choir=3D20 camp to be held later this summer.=3D20   #=3DA0 #=3DA0 #=3D20   Office of Public Affairs=3D20 May 22, 2003=3D20       --part1_7a.40479476.2bfe9277_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"ISO-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML><FONT FACE=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3D2 = FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D =3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0">Subject: Cathedral Announces Director of Music = Appoint=3D ment</FONT><FONT 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537-6200*</FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" = sty=3D le=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" SIZE=3D3D3 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D3D"Arial=3D " LANG=3D3D"0"> <BR> </FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" = SIZE=3D3D2=3D FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" = LANG=3D3D"0">www.nationalcathedral.org</F=3D ONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" = SIZE=3D3D3 FA=3D MILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0"> <BR> <BR> </FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" = SIZE=3D3D2=3D FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0">Cathedral Announces = Director=3D of Music Appointment</FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" = style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COL=3D OR: #ffffff" SIZE=3D3D3 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0"> <BR> <BR> </FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" = SIZE=3D3D2=3D FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0">Washington National = Cathedra=3D l is pleased to announce the appointment of</FONT><FONT = COLOR=3D3D"#000000" s=3D tyle=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" SIZE=3D3D3 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D3D"Ari=3D al" LANG=3D3D"0"> <BR> </FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" = SIZE=3D3D2=3D FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0">Michael McCarthy as = Cathedra=3D l Director of Music.=3DA0 McCarthy, 37, will</FONT><FONT = COLOR=3D3D"#000000" st=3D yle=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" SIZE=3D3D3 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D3D"Aria=3D l" LANG=3D3D"0"> </FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" = style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #f=3D fffff" SIZE=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" = LANG=3D3D"0">replace</FONT=3D ><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" = SIZE=3D3D3 FAMIL=3D Y=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0"> <BR> </FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" = SIZE=3D3D2=3D FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0">the retiring Dr. = James Litto=3D n later this year.</FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" = style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR:=3D #ffffff" SIZE=3D3D3 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0"> = <BR> <BR> </FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" = SIZE=3D3D2=3D FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0">McCarthy is founder = and curr=3D ent director of the London (England) Oratory</FONT><FONT = COLOR=3D3D"#000000"=3D20=3D style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" SIZE=3D3D3 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D3D"Ar=3D ial" LANG=3D3D"0"> <BR> </FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" = SIZE=3D3D2=3D FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0">School Schola. = Founded in 19=3D 96, the Schola has quickly become one of</FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" = styl=3D e=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" SIZE=3D3D3 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D3D"Arial"=3D LANG=3D3D"0"> <BR> </FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" = SIZE=3D3D2=3D FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0">London's premier = boys concer=3D t choirs, performing regularly on the London</FONT><FONT = COLOR=3D3D"#000000"=3D20=3D style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" SIZE=3D3D3 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D3D"Ar=3D ial" LANG=3D3D"0"> <BR> </FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" = SIZE=3D3D2=3D FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0">concert platform and = in the=3D20=3D studio for both the recording and film</FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" = style=3D =3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" SIZE=3D3D3 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D3D"Arial"=3D20=3D LANG=3D3D"0"> </FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" = style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff=3D ff" SIZE=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" = LANG=3D3D"0">industries.=3DA0 T=3D he Schola performs regularly at the Royal Opera House,</FONT><FONT = COLOR=3D =3D3D"#000000" style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" SIZE=3D3D3 = FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERI=3D F" FACE=3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0"> </FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" = style=3D3D"BACKG=3D ROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" SIZE=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" = LANG=3D3D"0=3D ">Covent</FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: = #ffffff"=3D20=3D SIZE=3D3D3 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0"> = </FONT><FONT COLOR=3D =3D3D"#000000" style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" SIZE=3D3D2 = FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERI=3D F" FACE=3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0">Garden and with both the Royal = Philharmonic and=3D Philharmonia Orchestras.</FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" = style=3D3D"BACKGROUND=3D -COLOR: #ffffff" SIZE=3D3D3 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" = LANG=3D3D"0"> </=3D FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" = SIZE=3D3D2 F=3D AMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0">Recent recordings for = film inc=3D lude Sleepy Hollow, The Lord of the Rings</FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" = sty=3D le=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" SIZE=3D3D3 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D3D"Arial=3D " LANG=3D3D"0"> </FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" = style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ff=3D ffff" SIZE=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" = LANG=3D3D"0">cycle, and Har=3D ry Potter.</FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff=3D " SIZE=3D3D3 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0"> <BR> <BR> </FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" = SIZE=3D3D2=3D FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0">A graduate of = Guildhall Scho=3D ol of Music and Drama, McCarthy has worked</FONT><FONT = COLOR=3D3D"#000000" st=3D yle=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" SIZE=3D3D3 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D3D"Aria=3D l" LANG=3D3D"0"> <BR> </FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" = SIZE=3D3D2=3D FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0">with</FONT><FONT = COLOR=3D3D"#=3D 000000" style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" SIZE=3D3D3 = FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FA=3D CE=3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0"> </FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" = style=3D3D"BACKGROUND=3D -COLOR: #ffffff" SIZE=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" = LANG=3D3D"0">num=3D erous professional choirs including The Sixteen, The Gabrieli = Consort</FONT>=3D <FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" = SIZE=3D3D3 FAMILY=3D =3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0"> <BR> </FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" = SIZE=3D3D2=3D FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0">and</FONT><FONT = COLOR=3D3D"#0=3D 00000" style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" SIZE=3D3D3 = FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FAC=3D E=3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0"> </FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" = style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-=3D COLOR: #ffffff" SIZE=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" = LANG=3D3D"0">The=3D20=3D Monteverdi Choir under the direction of Sir John Eliot Gardiner.=3DA0 = In</FONT=3D ><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" = SIZE=3D3D3 FAMIL=3D Y=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0"> <BR> </FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" = SIZE=3D3D2=3D FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0">January of 2002 he = became th=3D e choir manager for The Monteverdi Choir. His</FONT><FONT = COLOR=3D3D"#000000"=3D style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" SIZE=3D3D3 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D3D"A=3D rial" LANG=3D3D"0"> <BR> </FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" = SIZE=3D3D2=3D FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0">experience directing = young c=3D horisters includes duties as Lay Clerk at</FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" = sty=3D le=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" SIZE=3D3D3 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D3D"Arial=3D " LANG=3D3D"0"> </FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" = style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ff=3D ffff" SIZE=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" = LANG=3D3D"0">Christ</FONT><=3D FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" SIZE=3D3D3 = FAMILY=3D =3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0"> <BR> </FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" = SIZE=3D3D2=3D FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0">Church Cathedral, = Oxford and=3D Saint Alban's Abbey in Hertfordshire.=3DA0 He</FONT><FONT = COLOR=3D3D"#000000"=3D20=3D style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" SIZE=3D3D3 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D3D"Ar=3D ial" LANG=3D3D"0"> </FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" = style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR:=3D20=3D #ffffff" SIZE=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" = LANG=3D3D"0">also</FONT>=3D <FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" = SIZE=3D3D3 FAMILY=3D =3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0"> <BR> </FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" = SIZE=3D3D2=3D FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0">served as Master of = Music at=3D Saint Benedict's Abbey, Ealing prior to</FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" = styl=3D e=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" SIZE=3D3D3 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D3D"Arial"=3D LANG=3D3D"0"> </FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" = style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #fff=3D fff" SIZE=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" = LANG=3D3D"0">beginning the L=3D ondon Oratory School.</FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" = style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COL=3D OR: #ffffff" SIZE=3D3D3 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" = LANG=3D3D"0"> <BR> <BR> </FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" = SIZE=3D3D2=3D FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0">As Director of Music = he will=3D oversee the Cathedral's expanding music</FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" = styl=3D e=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" SIZE=3D3D3 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial"=3D LANG=3D3D"0"> </FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" = style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #fff=3D fff" SIZE=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" = LANG=3D3D"0">program, as wel=3D l as serve as principal choirmaster.</FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" = style=3D =3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" SIZE=3D3D3 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D3D"Arial"=3D20=3D LANG=3D3D"0"><BR> <BR> </FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" = SIZE=3D3D2=3D FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0">McCarthy is expected = to join=3D the Cathedral choristers at their annual</FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" = sty=3D le=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" SIZE=3D3D3 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D3D"Arial=3D " LANG=3D3D"0"> </FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" = style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ff=3D ffff" SIZE=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" = LANG=3D3D"0">choir</FONT><F=3D ONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" SIZE=3D3D3 = FAMILY=3D =3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0"> <BR> </FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" = SIZE=3D3D2=3D FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0">camp to be held = later this s=3D ummer.</FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: = #ffffff" SI=3D ZE=3D3D3 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0"> <BR> <BR> </FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" = 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(back) Subject: Re: Love Unknown From: "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 09:27:13 +1200   Bob,   Thank you for the safe arrival of your piece of music a couple of days = ago. I did enjoy it and shall play it at church when the occasion is = appropriate. Yes, indeed, it needs "slush" (nothing pejorative intended) to make it = work properly. As I have only an electroid at the local church, I shall have to play it somewhere else as well.   Thanks again, muchly, Ross    
(back) Subject: Re: Tuning knife trouble From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> Date: Thu, 22 May 2003 20:27:19 -0500   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Andrew Mead" <mead@eagle.ca> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2003 7:18 AM Subject: RE: Tuning knife trouble     > Ron: Is it possible my magnetized tuning knife has anything to do with a > co-incidental flare-up of back trouble I'm presently enduring   No, probably it is due to the fact that you were pointing it north when = you whacked it against the pipes. If anyone does not believe me that hitting = a metal object while pointing it north causes it to become magnetized, read any elementary textbook on physics. So far as razor blades, pyramids, = etc., you would probably do better to consult a Ph.D. in psychology.   John Speller    
(back) Subject: Futurama part 2 (Very long) From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 02:55:54 +0100 (BST)   Hello,   Well, I was being provocative of course, but Andres raises some interesting points.   First things first.....Colin is NOT a member of piporg-L! ;-)   Of course great innovators work from the position of what they already know, hence Cavaille-Coll blended historic ideas taken from Cliquot and the Spanish organs with which he came into contact. Indeed, the horizontal trumpets and the use of a swell box have their precedents in Spain I believe.   The Germans were very slow to adopt the swell box, and as late as 1850 or thereabouts, they were virtually unknown. Certainly, swell boxes would not have been known to Bach.   So far as I am aware, the earliest swell boxes were made in England.   Of course, the Germans pioneered string tone, but it was the French who made it possible. German strings tend to be broad toned Gambas from the 18th and 19th centuries. The invention of the Frein Harmonique was surely an invention of the French? (Wasn't it the mechanical organ builder Gavioli?) From that point on, keen strings were a possibility, as well as purring Violones on the Pedal Organ.   Sorry to be pedantic, but Andres seems to have misplaced Mozart and Haydn, and they carry some weight in the order of things you know!! I think substituted the word Baroque when he really meant Classical........   :)   Playing early instruments, or neo-Baroque organs is always a shock to those brought up with the alternative. I have always maintained that the greatest teacher I had was the organ I still play after 27 years, built in Dutch Baroque style.....it demands to be played properly, and rewards the player a hundred fold. Ornamentation becomes a vital component of expression, and requires considerable precision of execution, not to mention some study. How I hate practising......   True, the old organ builders did not go to university, but they probably had a better training as a result. The standards were high, the job required great skill, and people were treated much less gently than they are today. I can only speak for the UK, but young apprentices were often snarled at, shouted at, they had things thrown at them (including freshly stamped reed tongues which are very sharp) and they didn't answer back! It was a tougher world altogether.   Henry Willis IV made a poignant remark on the "Howard Goodall's Organ Works" video production, when he was asked how many people worked for Fr.Willis.   He replied, "All of them rather than almost none of them to-day!"   The 19th century work-ethic was more or less common throughout protestant Europe, and I feel sure that the same applied in America.Out of this hardship and disciplined training came fine organ-builders who took pride in their work; though not all of them achieved great status.   However, the purpose of my provocative posting was to raise a question.......   Cavaille-Coll , was forward thinking enough and self-confident enough to create a new type of instrument using the latest technology and the latest ideas. It was the musicians who followed his lead and created a new style of composition consisting of Symphonic organ writing and eventually impressionistic writing.   The same was not true of Gabler, with his Bells, Birds and Thunder stops......it led nowhere musically.   Andres mentions the theatre organ.....something I have been involved with and thoroughly enjoyed; apart from some of the would-be "stars" and "prima donnas" who sour the party....usually of little talent. Although really an English invention in the first place, it was Compton and Wurlitzer who developed the organ for the silent films. They are, without doubt, very musical and effective one-man orchestras in the right hands.The unique sound of the Wurlitzer still surpasses all others, but was any music actually written for the theatre organ?   In fact, you could probably write all the compositions written for the theatre organ on the back of a postage stamp, but at least I have composed ONE of them! (I started a second but.......it's in the plastic bag).   So it isn't just a question of innovation or modernity, but a question of being in the right place at the right time and for sound musical reasons.   My concern is, that music is moving away from tradition when it comes to "avante garde" music. Electronic sounds and instruments feature strongly in these often experimental works.   All I am asking is whether we should welcome and embrace the technology of the digital organ as a means to a musical end, rather than as merely a substitute for the real thing. Now that pipes and digital electronics can be made to co-exist on the same instrument, there is a new opportunity for developing new voices and new musical possibilities.   The "slap bass" which I had in mind was a Bass Guitar....which probably isn't a slapped-bass at all coming to think of it. Trouble is, I don't know what "they" call it!   Still waiting for the Glass Harmonica!   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK     --- Andr=E9s G=FCnther <agun@telcel.net.ve> wrote: > >   > "Did any of the great romantic builders > > look backwards over their shoulders?" > > > *Yes*, they did. Cavaille-Coll, for example   > Colin isn't member of piporg-L......   > Stephen Robert's > terrific postings about the "Bach-Organs" he visited > last year in Germany- > one of them has a string stop   > The 18th cty spaniards knew the swellbox- >   > History is divided into epoches > and aeras by sholars. > Due to that we tend to think that "on Dec 31 1779 > Barroque was over; > on Jan 01 1800 Romatic period began"   > On performing: when I played pre-1800 literature > for first time on a Virginal I discovered that > ornamentations and > Continuo accompaniments have to be played in a > different way   > Remember that the > great > instrument builders to whom we owe our present > knowledge didn't study at > colleges and Universities   > > In 19th and early 20th cty organ building made a > change, and today I > wouldn't dare to call it a "decadence   > A new, fascinating organ typus > emerged in America (the > TO)- is this decadence? - certainly not. > I consider the Theatre Organ as a relative of the > "classic" organ-   > Question: Are there *original compositions* for > these instruments and their sound effects   > > If we look at creative music in the 21st century; > by > > which I mean musical composition, then it > perfectly > > clear to me that electronic sounds feature...... > > > What about a composition for pipe organ and electric > guitar     __________________________________________________ It's Samaritans' Week. 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(back) Subject: limerick alert From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 03:08:01 +0100 (BST)   Seated one day at the piano, I looked between my knees, My feet began to wander, looking for bits of trees.   I knew not what I was doing, three pedals seemed not a lot. I tried a chord with both my feet, but no amen I got.     __________________________________________________ It's Samaritans' Week. Help Samaritans help others. Call 08709 000032 to give or donate online now at = http://www.samaritans.org/support/donations.shtm