PipeChat Digest #3696 - Saturday, May 24, 2003
 
Re: New 5 manual pipe organ
  by <RMB10@aol.com>
Re:  New 5 manual pipe organ
  by <RMB10@aol.com>
Re: Grand, Grande, and World-Class
  by <RMB10@aol.com>
Ross's grovel
  by "Cheryl C Hart" <info@copemanhart.co.uk>
Re: Emmanuel Church
  by "MARAUDER" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu>
Re: Key Action Questions
  by "Domitila Ballesteros" <dballesteros@uol.com.br>
Re: PipeChat Digest #3680 - 05/18/03
  by "John Foss" <harfo32@hotmail.com>
Re: Re:(which side of the road?)
  by "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz>
32 note pedal vs. 24 note pedal
  by "Sandra Capri" <scapri@spro.net>
Re: 32 note pedal vs. 24 note pedal
  by <Gardum@aol.com>
Re: Organ setting of  Wunderbarer Koenig?
  by "MARAUDER" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu>
Re: Organ setting of  Wunderbarer Koenig?
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com>
Re: Futurama
  by "Arie Vandenberg" <ArieV@classicorgan.com>
My little organ
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: 32 note pedal vs. 24 note pedal
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
AGO/RCO pedals
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: 32 note pedal vs. 24 note pedal
  by "Jim Hailey" <jhaileya10@charter.net>
Re: Organ setting of  Wunderbarer Koenig?
  by "MARAUDER" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu>
 

(back) Subject: Re: New 5 manual pipe organ From: <RMB10@aol.com> Date: Sun, 18 May 2003 23:57:48 EDT     --part1_1f0.93e6b7e.2bf9b03c_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In reference to the price inflation, the church's lawyers have all scoured =   over the contract, and it is in their opinion locked in. The only way = that the price will change is if we decide to add a few more stops, which very well might happen :)   Monty Bennett     --part1_1f0.93e6b7e.2bf9b03c_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">In reference to the price inflation, the = church's lawy=3D ers have all scoured over the contract, and it is in their opinion locked = in=3D ..&nbsp; The only way that the price will change is if we decide to add a = few=3D more stops, which very well might happen :)<BR> <BR> Monty Bennett<BR> </FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" = SIZE=3D3D3=3D FAMILY=3D3D"SERIF" FACE=3D3D"Times New Roman" LANG=3D3D"0"><BR> </FONT></HTML> --part1_1f0.93e6b7e.2bf9b03c_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: New 5 manual pipe organ From: <RMB10@aol.com> Date: Sun, 18 May 2003 23:53:04 EDT     --part1_1cf.9f46b87.2bf9af20_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   >I just find it sad that the work went overseas, given the >current "clime" amongst the Pipe Organ Industry today.   We looked at several American builders as well as some Canadian builders. = We were told by one builder that they were not interested in building an instrument of the size we wanted. Another builder we talked was priced = about twice as much as three of the builders we talked to. Honestly, I think = that one builder was not interested in the project because it was for a predominantly Black congregation. It's sad that they acted like they did because this isn't the run of the mill Black church--this is an upper class/upper-middle class congregation that includes Bank of America exectutives, First Union/Wachovia Bank executives, a former mayor of Charlotte, doctors, lawyers, university professors, degreed musicians who studied at major music conservatories, and also an internationally renown opera singer, just to name a few. I don't mean to turn this into a racial =   discussion, but some of the comments made by a rep for an American builder =   really bordered on racist. Being White in a Black church isn't an issue with me. What offended me = was that comments were made to me based on experiences with some other Black churches. He didn't bother to try to understand what we were doing and = what kind of congregation this church is. We got the most interest from a European builder. Their representatives took the time to see what sort of =   service we have, what sort of musical styles are performed, what our taste = in style of organ was, and what the vision of the music department is for the =   future. The decision was not based on price, but based solely on how we = were treated, and the interest taken by the representative, and also based on = the fact that several of the builders we talked to had not built instruments = of this size or were not interested in building anything this large. Those factors all coupled together made our choice rather clear.   Monty Bennett   --part1_1cf.9f46b87.2bf9af20_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">&gt;I just find it sad that the work went = overseas, gi=3D ven the<BR> &gt;current "clime" amongst the Pipe Organ Industry today.<BR> <BR> We looked at several American builders as well as some Canadian = builders.&nb=3D sp; We were told by one builder that they were not interested in building = an=3D instrument of the size we wanted.&nbsp; Another builder we talked was = price=3D d about twice as much as three of the builders we talked to.&nbsp; = Honestly,=3D I think that one builder was not interested in the project because it was = f=3D or a predominantly Black congregation.&nbsp; It's sad that they acted like = t=3D hey did because this isn't the run of the mill Black church--this is an = uppe=3D r class/upper-middle class congregation that includes Bank of America = exectu=3D tives, First Union/Wachovia Bank executives, a former mayor of Charlotte, = do=3D ctors, lawyers, university professors, degreed musicians who studied at = majo=3D r music conservatories, and also an internationally renown opera singer, = jus=3D t to name a few.&nbsp; I don't mean to turn this into a racial discussion, = b=3D ut some of the comments made by a rep for an American builder really = bordere=3D d on racist.<BR> Being White in a Black church isn't an issue with me.&nbsp; What offended = me=3D was that comments were made to me based on experiences with some other = Blac=3D k churches.&nbsp; He didn't bother to try to understand what we were doing = a=3D nd what kind of congregation this church is.&nbsp; We got the most = interest=3D20=3D from a European builder.&nbsp; Their representatives took the time to see = wh=3D at sort of service we have, what sort of musical styles are performed, = what=3D20=3D our taste in style of organ was, and what the vision of the music department=3D is for the future.&nbsp; The decision was not based on price, but based = sol=3D ely on how we were treated, and the interest taken by the representative, = an=3D d also based on the fact that several of the builders we talked to had not = b=3D uilt instruments of this size or were not interested in building anything = th=3D is large.&nbsp; Those factors all coupled together made our choice rather = cl=3D ear.<BR> <BR> Monty Bennett</FONT></HTML>   --part1_1cf.9f46b87.2bf9af20_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Grand, Grande, and World-Class From: <RMB10@aol.com> Date: Sun, 18 May 2003 23:36:34 EDT     --part1_19c.14d02138.2bf9ab42_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Sebastian asked: >Can anybody explain to a beginner organbuilder the distinction between a >"Grand" organ, a "Grande" organ, and a "World-Class" organ?   It's all in what you want to call it. The concept is no different than = the "New and Improved" labels that are applied all over items in any local = store. I think it's a public relations ploy to get a person's interest piqued. = The Moller organ at Calvary Church in Charlotte is named the "Calvary Grand Moller Pipe Organ." I can attest to the fact that it is a grand = instrument, having presided over it for over two years. However, I think the term "Grand" was used to describe the sheer magnitude of a 205 rank organ that = was built and installed at one time, rather than being enlarged and enlarged = and rebuilt and enlarged over 50 years, like many of the other large pipe = organs of the world. Dan can clarify that point. I know the organ at my church is going to be world-class, because it's not =   just going to be a ho-hum, vanilla, characterless organ like some builders =   are known to install. (I'm not naming names--every builder has them, = though some are more prone to this than others.) This new organ is going to be = full of color, full of power, yet at the same time, delicate, and will be able = to play anything put before it, provided that the organist playing knows what = to do with an instrument of more than 20 ranks.   Monty Bennett       --part1_19c.14d02138.2bf9ab42_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">Sebastian asked:<BR> &gt;Can anybody explain to a beginner organbuilder the distinction between = a=3D <BR> &gt;"Grand" organ, a "Grande" organ, and a "World-Class" organ?<BR> <BR> It's all in what you want to call it.&nbsp; The concept is no different = than=3D the "New and Improved" labels that are applied all over items in any = local=3D20=3D store.&nbsp; I think it's a public relations ploy to get a person's = interest=3D piqued.&nbsp; The Moller organ at Calvary Church in Charlotte is named = the=3D20=3D "Calvary Grand Moller Pipe Organ."&nbsp; I can attest to the fact that it = is=3D a grand instrument, having presided over it for over two years.&nbsp; = Howev=3D er, I think the term "Grand" was used to describe the sheer magnitude of a = 2=3D 05 rank organ that was built and installed at one time, rather than being = en=3D larged and enlarged and rebuilt and enlarged over 50 years, like many of = the=3D other large pipe organs of the world.&nbsp; Dan can clarify that = point.<BR> I know the organ at my church is going to be world-class, because it's not = j=3D ust going to be a ho-hum, vanilla, characterless organ like some builders = ar=3D e known to install. (I'm not naming names--every builder has them, though = so=3D me are more prone to this than others.)&nbsp; This new organ is going to = be=3D20=3D full of color, full of power, yet at the same time, delicate, and will be = ab=3D le to play anything put before it, provided that the organist playing = knows=3D20=3D what to do with an instrument of more than 20 ranks.<BR> <BR> Monty Bennett<BR> <BR> <BR> </FONT></HTML> --part1_19c.14d02138.2bf9ab42_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Ross's grovel From: "Cheryl C Hart" <info@copemanhart.co.uk> Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 11:29:52 +0100     >I give you an unreserved apology. My info has been wrong and therefore I = was >wrong. Grovel, grovel, grovel, mea maxima culpa. Please forgive me, = etc.etc. >Best, >Ross   You are SO totally forgiven!! :-)   Best wishes,   Cheryl      
(back) Subject: Re: Emmanuel Church From: "MARAUDER" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu> Date: Sun, 18 May 2003 23:02:28 -0400   The discussion of the Casavant at Emmanuel Church ought to be matched with concern for a apparently-remarkable Casavant at Tremont Baptist Temple in Boston, very near Boston Commons. Any info on that, so far as its hope = for the future is concerned?   Karl E. Moyer Lancaster PA    
(back) Subject: Re: Key Action Questions From: "Domitila Ballesteros" <dballesteros@uol.com.br> Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 08:14:05 -0300   Hi Paul,   Go to   http://panther.bsc.edu/~jhcook/OrgHist/begin.htm   Regards, Domitila Ballesteros   Paul Soulek wrote:   >Does anyone have (or know of) a website that describes the difference in >key actions? I know how the "direct-electric" type action works (built >one chest using that), but there is a different type of action on the >other chest. Would anyone be able to help me out? > >Thanks! >Paul > >"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: PipeChat Digest #3680 - 05/18/03 From: "John Foss" <harfo32@hotmail.com> Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 06:48:00 +0000   No one seems to have mentioned that "Grande Orgue" is merely the French translation of "Great" and "Recit" swell! The big choruses are to be found =   here - particularly in Cavaille Coll's instruments, though it may well go back further in time. JF     www.johnfoss.gr   _________________________________________________________________ The new MSN 8: smart spam protection and 2 months FREE* http://join.msn.com/?page=3Dfeatures/junkmail    
(back) Subject: Re: Re:(which side of the road?) From: "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 18:51:55 +1200   >Canada drives on the right like we do, now how about NZ'ers, or do they drive on the wrong side (LEFT) of the road too?   NZers drive on the correct side of the road - the left. We wouldn't have = it any other way. :-)   Ross          
(back) Subject: 32 note pedal vs. 24 note pedal From: "Sandra Capri" <scapri@spro.net> Date: 18 May 2003 22:28:12 -0600   Hi,   I'm looking for some advice/wisdom in my practicing. My organ here at home has a full AGO 32 note pedal. But the organ at church (an old, but nicely preserved Hammond) has a 24 note pedal. Since my reason for having an organ, and taking lessons is to become a better church organist, I don't want to do anything to mess up my playing on our church's organ.   I've been trying to use only the lower 24 pedals here at home, so that my feet will be on the same "home" pedals as at church. Of course, the angle of the pedals is slightly off, but worse, I'm no longer centered on the manuals, which feels awkward, and gives me a cramp in my right arm/shoulder.   Here's the question. Should I play my home organ as a 32 note pedal, and assume that my brain will be able to switch to a 24 note pedal at church? Or is that a really bad idea, and I should continue to play my 32 note pedal as a 24 note pedal?   If it makes a difference, I have music less than 50% of the time; the rest of the time I play by ear.   Thanks for any insight you all may have!   Sandra Capri      
(back) Subject: Re: 32 note pedal vs. 24 note pedal From: <Gardum@aol.com> Date: Sat, 24 May 2003 13:00:52 EDT     --part1_1ad.14acedba.2c00ff44_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Sandra,   Every Sunday I play one service on our chapel organ which has a flat 25 = note pedalboard and another service on the main sanctuary organ which has the = AGO 32 note board. I find that my feet seem to "feel" where they are to go on = each pedalboard. During my rather long career in organ playing I find that no matter what type of pedals I play my feet soon adjust. I would say simply = to practice pedal exercises dilligently on your 32 notes with the proper = shoes, and the rest will take care of itself. You'll rarely find need to play the = upper notes on the pedals---don't be concerned.   Gene Mudra   --part1_1ad.14acedba.2c00ff44_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML><FONT FACE=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3D2>Sandra, <BR> <BR>Every Sunday I play one service on our chapel organ which has a flat = 25=3D20=3D note pedalboard and another service on the main sanctuary organ which has = th=3D e AGO 32 note board. &nbsp;I find that my feet seem to "feel" where they = are=3D to go on each pedalboard. &nbsp;During my rather long career in organ = playi=3D ng I find that no matter what type of pedals I play my feet soon adjust. = &nb=3D sp;I would say simply to practice pedal exercises dilligently on your 32 = not=3D es with the proper shoes, and the rest will take care of itself. = &nbsp;You'l=3D l rarely find need to play the upper notes on the pedals---don't be = concerne=3D d. <BR> <BR>Gene Mudra</FONT></HTML>   --part1_1ad.14acedba.2c00ff44_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Organ setting of Wunderbarer Koenig? From: "MARAUDER" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu> Date: Sat, 24 May 2003 16:10:38 -0400   > An organist colleague seeks a straightforward organ setting of Wunderbare= r Koenig (also known as Arnsberg) for a program. The text associated with th= e Arnsberg tune is "God Himself is with Us" #23 in the Book of Worship for Armed Forces.   > I could not think of one right away, so I promised to ask your help. Th= anks in advance! =20 Anton Leupold's collection (in English title) _An Organ Book_ , ed. Ulrich S. Leupold, (Chantry Music Press, Fremont OH, 1960) has a fairly simple setting. Chantry has sold out to someone else; anyone remember to whom?   Robert Bitgood's "Chorale Prelude on 'God Himself Is Present'" (H. W. Gray, St. Cecelis Series No. 793, 1953) is a "trio" in which the right hand adds = a simple fourth voice to fill in harmonies and the _cantus firmus_ is in a 4' in the pedal. Harder than the Leupond setting but worth the work. (Is Roberta still with us?)   Max Drischner's _Choralvorspiele f=FCr Dorforganisten f=FCr Organ (Harmonium) oder Klavier (C. KL. Schulltheiss Musikverlag, T=FCbingen [in Baden-W=FCrttenberg], 1954) is a collection everyone should have and play. Some of the settings adapt well to c.f. in a 4' in the pedal, though "Wunderbarer K=F6nig" is a running duo with an occasion added third voice in the right hand. The "neatest" setting of "Valet will ich dir geben" I kno= w is in this collection., and I've played it in services and recitals for YEARS!! =20   Flor Peeters's setting in _Hymn Preludes for the Liturgical Year_ , Op. 100= , Vol. VI (C. F. Peters, No. P6406) varies in texture as it proceeds but is not too hard. It "works."   Karl E. Moyer Lancaster PA    
(back) Subject: Re: Organ setting of Wunderbarer Koenig? From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> Date: Sat, 24 May 2003 15:11:37 -0500   MARAUDER wrote:   >Robert Bitgood's "Chorale Prelude > Wouldn't that be Roberta Bitgood? At least I hadn't heard anything about a sex-change operation ... <g>   John Speller    
(back) Subject: Re: Futurama From: "Arie Vandenberg" <ArieV@classicorgan.com> Date: Sat, 24 May 2003 16:33:57 -0400   At 02:37 AM 5/22/2003 +0100, you wrote: >Hello again, > >I play a well tempered Baroque replica of outstanding >tonal quality, and because it is very Dutch in sound, >very warm and very full, I can play an awful lot more >on it than the specification suggests, including >Reger, Mendelssohn, Rheinberger (if I care to learn >any!) and, sin of sins, even Vierne. Only a fortnight >ago, I played the "Etude Symphonique" by Bossi, and it >sounded terrific. > >Of course, we are blessed with THE most perfect >acoustic, in a classical double cube with a BIG >central space under a tower.....it's an acoustic to >die for. > >Regards, > >Colin Mitchell UK Colin,   What church do you play in, and who built the organ you play.   Sounds like you have a "heavenly" combination there.   Regards,   Arie V.      
(back) Subject: My little organ From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Sat, 24 May 2003 22:27:58 +0100 (BST)   Hello,   Arie asked which churh I played the organ at, which is, St.Jospeh's RC church, Ingrow, Keighley, W Yorks in the UK.   This instrument was featured in an article in the BIOS journal in, I think, 1975. Designed by John Rowntree and exceuted under the Laycock & Bannister name by Denys Thurlow of Nicholson organs, who voiced the instrument. (His pedigree includes Liverpool MC Liverpool, Blackburn Cathedral, York Minster and many, many others of note).   We were indeed fortunate that Denys Thurlow and Nicholson Organs took over the L & B company when the contract for a new extension organ had been signed.   He immediately scrapped the plan, and instead, called in John Rowntree to design a small, free standing 11 speaking stop instrument.   The end results spoke for themselves......Dr Francis Jackson, who gave the opening recital, was stunned by the sound of it. Since then, it has had but four organists associated with it; myself from the first days and three others, one of whom went on to become Organist of Sheffield Cathedral here in the UK, and one who went on to become an assistant organist at a cathedral.   The specification suggests not a lot, other than a fairly normal neo-baroque stop list:-   Pedal   Bordun 16 Pure Walnut Fagot 16 Spotted metal   Hauptwerk   Principal 8 Copper Basses - rest tin Rohrflute 8 (Very wide scale - plain metal) Octave 4 Tin Sesquialtera 2 rks 12:17 Mixture 4 rks 19.22.26.29     Positive   Gedact 8 Wood Koppel Flute 4 Plain metal Principal 2 Tin Quint 1.1/3 Tin   Couplers   Hw-Ped Pos-Ped   Pos-Hw   Tracker action   That's it!   I have always maintained that this is the only organ in the UK which compares favourably with St Bavo, Haarlem.....it really IS that good tonally.   I like it anyway.   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK         > Colin, > > What church do you play in, and who built the organ > you play. > > Sounds like you have a "heavenly" combination there. > > Regards, > > Arie V. > > > > "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 >   __________________________________________________ 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  
(back) Subject: Re: 32 note pedal vs. 24 note pedal From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Sat, 24 May 2003 19:11:46 -0400   > 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.   --B_3136648306_230073 Content-type: text/plain; charset=3D"ISO-8859-1" Content-transfer-encoding: quoted-printable   Gene: Wise words, if I may venture to say so. I=3DB9m a QWRTY person, = and I cannot IMAGINE the difficulty of going to Dworak (ooooh how=3DB9s THAT = spelt?). But I have a suspicion that it would be easier than I think. I speak English (only); but each evening on coming home, I must speak Spanish to = th=3D e taxicab drivers. Even when I don=3DB9t intend to do so, if their radio is = on espa=3DF1ol. My directions come out that way. But it=3DB9s pretty = limited. Just enough to get me home.   Alan   On 5/24/03 1:00 PM, "Gardum@aol.com" <Gardum@aol.com> wrote:   > Sandra,=3D20 >=3D20 > Every Sunday I play one service on our chapel organ which has a flat 25 = n=3D ote > pedalboard and another service on the main sanctuary organ which has the = =3D AGO > 32 note board. I find that my feet seem to "feel" where they are to go = o=3D n > each pedalboard. During my rather long career in organ playing I find = th=3D at no > matter what type of pedals I play my feet soon adjust. I would say = simpl=3D y to > practice pedal exercises dilligently on your 32 notes with the proper = sho=3D es, > and the rest will take care of itself. You'll rarely find need to play = t=3D he > upper notes on the pedals---don't be concerned. >=3D20 > Gene Mudra=3D20 >=3D20     --B_3136648306_230073 Content-type: text/html; charset=3D"ISO-8859-1" Content-transfer-encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML> <HEAD> <TITLE>Re: 32 note pedal vs. 24 note pedal</TITLE> </HEAD> <BODY> <FONT FACE=3D3D"Times New Roman">Gene: &nbsp;Wise words, if I may venture = to sa=3D y so. &nbsp;I&#8217;m a QWRTY person, and I cannot IMAGINE the difficulty = of=3D going to Dworak (ooooh how&#8217;s THAT spelt?). &nbsp;But I have a = suspici=3D on that it would be easier than I think. &nbsp;I speak English (only); but = e=3D ach evening on coming home, I must speak Spanish to the taxicab drivers. = &nb=3D sp;Even when I don&#8217;t intend to do so, if their radio is on = espa&ntilde=3D ;ol. My directions come out that way. &nbsp;But it&#8217;s pretty limited. = &=3D nbsp;Just enough to get me home.<BR> <BR> Alan<BR> <BR> On 5/24/03 1:00 PM, &quot;Gardum@aol.com&quot; &lt;Gardum@aol.com&gt; = wrote=3D :<BR> <BR> </FONT><BLOCKQUOTE><FONT FACE=3D3D"Times New Roman"><FONT = SIZE=3D3D"2">Sandra, <BR> <BR> Every Sunday I play one service on our chapel organ which has a flat 25 = not=3D e pedalboard and another service on the main sanctuary organ which has the = A=3D GO 32 note board. &nbsp;I find that my feet seem to &quot;feel&quot; where = t=3D hey are to go on each pedalboard. &nbsp;During my rather long career in = orga=3D n playing I find that no matter what type of pedals I play my feet soon = adju=3D st. &nbsp;I would say simply to practice pedal exercises dilligently on = your=3D 32 notes with the proper shoes, and the rest will take care of itself. = &nbs=3D p;You'll rarely find need to play the upper notes on the pedals---don't be = c=3D oncerned. <BR> <BR> Gene Mudra</FONT> <BR> </FONT></BLOCKQUOTE><FONT FACE=3D3D"Times New Roman"><BR> </FONT> </BODY> </HTML>     --B_3136648306_230073--    
(back) Subject: AGO/RCO pedals From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Sun, 25 May 2003 01:50:51 +0100 (BST)   Hello,   Flat pedalboards are a challenge, but in my experience, the worst is the AGO pedalboard after playing RCO.   That extra tad of pedal spacing is soooo disconcerting.   Regards.   Colin Mitchell UK   > <Gardum@aol.com> wrote: > > > > > Every Sunday I play one service on our chapel > organ which has a flat 25 note > > pedalboard and another service on the main > sanctuary organ which has the AGO > > 32 note board. I find that my feet seem to "feel" > where they are to go on > > each pedalboard   __________________________________________________ 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  
(back) Subject: Re: 32 note pedal vs. 24 note pedal From: "Jim Hailey" <jhaileya10@charter.net> Date: Sat, 24 May 2003 20:20:23 -0500   Sandra   Practice your pedal techniques as they apply to each instrument. Without knowing what the musical/financial status of your church is, I would like = to think that one day you will be playing a 32 note AGO board at your church.   Jim H ----- Original Message ----- From: "Sandra Capri" <scapri@spro.net> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Sunday, May 18, 2003 11:28 PM Subject: 32 note pedal vs. 24 note pedal     > Hi, > > I'm looking for some advice/wisdom in my practicing. My organ here at > home has a full AGO 32 note pedal. But the organ at church (an old, but > nicely preserved Hammond) has a 24 note pedal. > > Thanks for any insight you all may have! > > Sandra Capri > > > > "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 setting of Wunderbarer Koenig? From: "MARAUDER" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu> Date: Sat, 24 May 2003 21:24:12 -0400     >> Robert Bitgood's "Chorale Prelude >> > Wouldn't that be Roberta Bitgood? At least I hadn't heard anything > about a sex-change operation ... <g> > Yeah. Too fast with the fingers and too slow with the brain. You = know what they say: the mind is the second thing to go.