PipeChat Digest #3712 - Friday, May 30, 2003
 
Re: Bach Allabreve In D
  by "Paul Austin" <pianoman1@ntlworld.com>
Sorry folks
  by "Paul Austin" <pianoman1@ntlworld.com>
RE: Malcolm and Mormons
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
Re: Bach Allabreve in D
  by "Emily Adams" <eadams@cinci.rr.com>
RE: Test answer (was: Test question, i.e., can you hear me now?
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
Re: PipeChat Digest #3711 - 05/30/03
  by "Emily Adams" <eadams@cinci.rr.com>
VST pipe organ needed
  by <gilwein@walla.co.il>
Untersatz
  by "David Baker" <dbaker@lawyers.com>
Untersatz
  by "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net>
Re: Untersatz
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Test answer (was: Test question, i.e., can you hear me now?
  by <BlueeyedBear@aol.com>
RE: Test answer (was: Test question, i.e., can you hear me now?
  by "Emmons, Paul" <pemmons@wcupa.edu>
RE: Bach Allabreve In D
  by "Emmons, Paul" <pemmons@wcupa.edu>
Re: Bach Allabreve In D
  by <BlueeyedBear@aol.com>
RE: Whitlock (was Bach Allabreve)
  by "Emmons, Paul" <pemmons@wcupa.edu>
Roger-Ducasse moment
  by "Andr=E9s G=FCnther" <agun@telcel.net.ve>
RE: Test question, i.e., can you hear me now?
  by "Andr=E9s G=FCnther" <agun@telcel.net.ve>
Wicks/Willis
  by "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com>
Wicks/Willis
  by "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com>
San Diego
  by "Jeremy Wance" <jwance@ou.edu>
Re: Bach Allabreve In D
  by "Shirley" <pnst.shirley@verizon.net>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Bach Allabreve In D From: "Paul Austin" <pianoman1@ntlworld.com> Date: Wed, 30 May 2029 10:56:02 +0100     ----- Original Message ----- From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Friday, May 30, 2003 8:15 AM Subject: Re: Bach Allabreve In D     > Hello, > > I confess that I haven't given this much thought, but > it seems to me that Bach, a supreme keyboard > performer, always makes the notes fit under the hands > rather well....certainly in his organ music. The > Clavichord/harpsichord pieces are much more complex. > > To widen the thread a little, I always puzzle over > some of Tournemire's writing, which seem to require > the skills of the contortionist; using three manuals > at the same time.....or is it four? > > The there is that "moment" in the Pastorale by > Ducasse, which is virtually impossible. However, > re-write it in the same way that the next bar is > arranged note-wise, and it becomes playable and > entirely acceptable musically. > > I wonder why Peter Williams thinks the Allabreve was > written for manuals only? > > I confess that I haven't ever found the time to study > his writing in depth. > > Regards, > > Colin Mitchell UK > > --- "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> > wrote: > > > I note that Peter Williams thinks that this piece > > was originally written for > > manuals only. I have tried playing it this way, but > > there seem to be at > > least two or three chords that are extremely awkward > > without pedals > > __________________________________________________ > Yahoo! Plus - For a better Internet experience > http://uk.promotions.yahoo.com/yplus/yoffer.html > > "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" > PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics > HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org > List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org > Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org >  
(back) Subject: Sorry folks From: "Paul Austin" <pianoman1@ntlworld.com> Date: Wed, 30 May 2029 10:58:33 +0100   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0016_01E04D60.D67C89C0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Howdy,   Just to apologise for sending a blank reply just then. I accidentally =3D hit the wrong button. I think it must have been the excitement brought = =3D about by reading Colin Mitchells post!!   Keep them coming Col!!   PA ------=3D_NextPart_000_0016_01E04D60.D67C89C0 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type content=3D3D"text/html; =3D charset=3D3Diso-8859-1"> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 6.00.2800.1106" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Howdy,</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Just to apologise for sending a blank = =3D reply just=3D20 then.&nbsp; I accidentally hit the wrong button.&nbsp; I think it must =3D have been=3D20 the excitement brought about by reading Colin Mitchells =3D post!!</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Keep them coming Col!!</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>PA</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0016_01E04D60.D67C89C0--    
(back) Subject: RE: Malcolm and Mormons From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 06:11:16 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0009_01C32672.4E23EB90 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Bill, I think I'd like to take you up on your previous offer. Maybe we can pick a time for list members to meet at your booth - perhaps we can do dinner together. I have to find my notebook and SLC itinerary and conference schedule - they're around here somewhere. If anyone else going to the conference has any suggestions, please share.     Don't worry - I don't think anyone has ever accused me of being a snob - maybe a hick, redneck, and other terms not suitable for this list.     Glenda Sutton   gksjd85@direcway.com     -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of OrganMD@aol.com Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2003 9:51 PM To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: Re: Malcolm and Mormons     Hi Glenda ...............   This Utah organ person (me) will be upset with you, if you do not come by the Austin booth and introduce yourself. I will tell the whole list that you are a snob.   Looking forward to meeting you at the AGO in SLC.   Bill Hesterman     ------=3D_NextPart_000_0009_01C32672.4E23EB90 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <html>   <head> <META HTTP-EQUIV=3D3D"Content-Type" CONTENT=3D3D"text/html; =3D charset=3D3Dus-ascii">     <meta name=3D3DGenerator content=3D3D"Microsoft Word 10 (filtered)">   <style> <!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:"Footlight MT Light"; panose-1:2 4 6 2 6 3 10 2 3 4;} @font-face {font-family:Tahoma; panose-1:2 11 6 4 3 5 4 4 2 4;} @font-face {font-family:"Colonna MT"; panose-1:4 2 8 5 6 2 2 3 2 3;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman";} p.MsoEnvelopeReturn, li.MsoEnvelopeReturn, div.MsoEnvelopeReturn {margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Footlight MT Light";} a:link, span.MsoHyperlink {color:blue; text-decoration:underline;} a:visited, span.MsoHyperlinkFollowed {color:purple; text-decoration:underline;} p.MsoAutoSig, li.MsoAutoSig, div.MsoAutoSig {margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman";} span.EmailStyle18 {font-family:Arial; color:blue; font-weight:normal; font-style:normal; text-decoration:none none;} @page Section1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.25in 1.0in 1.25in;} div.Section1 {page:Section1;} --> </style>   </head>   <body lang=3D3DEN-US link=3D3Dblue vlink=3D3Dpurple>   <div class=3D3DSection1>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3D3 color=3D3Dblue face=3D3DArial =3D FAMILY=3D3DSANSSERIF><span style=3D3D'font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:blue'>Bill, I think = =3D I&#8217;d like to take you up on your previous offer.&nbsp; Maybe we can pick a =3D time for list members to meet at your booth &#8211; perhaps we can do dinner together.&nbsp; I have to find my notebook and SLC itinerary and =3D conference schedule &#8211; they&#8217;re around here somewhere.&nbsp; If anyone =3D else going to the conference has any suggestions, please =3D share.</span></font></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3D3 color=3D3Dblue = face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size: 12.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:blue'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3D3 color=3D3Dblue = face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size: 12.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:blue'>Don&#8217;t worry - I don&#8217;t =3D think anyone has ever accused me of being a snob &#8211; maybe a hick, =3D redneck, and other terms not suitable for this list.</span></font></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3D3 color=3D3Dblue = face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size: 12.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:blue'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>   <div>   <p class=3D3DMsoAutoSig><font size=3D3D3 color=3D3Dblue face=3D3D"Colonna = =3D MT"><span style=3D3D'font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Colonna =3D MT";color:blue'>Glenda</span></font><font color=3D3Dblue face=3D3D"Colonna MT"><span style=3D3D'font-family:"Colonna = =3D MT";color:blue'> Sutton</span></font></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoAutoSig><font size=3D3D3 color=3D3Dblue face=3D3D"Colonna = =3D MT"><span style=3D3D'font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Colonna =3D MT";color:blue'>gksjd85@direcway.com</span></font></p>   </div>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3D3 color=3D3Dblue = face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size: 12.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:blue'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal style=3D3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D3D2 =3D face=3D3DTahoma><span style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Tahoma'>-----Original =3D Message-----<br> <b><span style=3D3D'font-weight:bold'>From:</span></b> =3D pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] <b><span style=3D3D'font-weight:bold'>On = =3D Behalf Of </span></b>OrganMD@aol.com<br> <b><span style=3D3D'font-weight:bold'>Sent:</span></b> Thursday, May 29, = =3D 2003 9:51 PM<br> <b><span style=3D3D'font-weight:bold'>To:</span></b> =3D pipechat@pipechat.org<br> <b><span style=3D3D'font-weight:bold'>Subject:</span></b> Re: Malcolm and = =3D Mormons</span></font></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal style=3D3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D3D3 =3D face=3D3D"Times New Roman"><span style=3D3D'font-size:12.0pt'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal style=3D3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D3D3 =3D face=3D3DArial><span style=3D3D'font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Hi Glenda =3D ................<br> <br> This Utah organ person (me) will be upset with you, if you do not come =3D by the Austin booth and introduce yourself.&nbsp; I will tell the whole list =3D that you are a snob.<br> <br> Looking forward to meeting you at the AGO in SLC.<br> <br> Bill Hesterman</span></font></p>   </div>   </body>   </html>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0009_01C32672.4E23EB90--      
(back) Subject: Re: Bach Allabreve in D From: "Emily Adams" <eadams@cinci.rr.com> Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 07:14:34 -0400   Subject: Re: Bach Allabreve In D From: <BlueeyedBear@aol.com> Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 01:37:14 -0400   In a message dated 5/29/2003 7:15:54 PM Eastern Standard Time, eadams@cinci.rr.com writes:   >> http://shell.gmi.net/~wgraeber/andrew.html >> >> Don't leave the page without scrolling down the list and >> having a quick listen to the Boellmann Toccata.   >OMG!!!! i am in MAJOR PAIN here -- my sides are aching from laughing so hard...   >well, that's one piece i'll never be able to play again with a straight face.   What do you mean, again? (Sorry, couldn't resist <g>).    
(back) Subject: RE: Test answer (was: Test question, i.e., can you hear me now? From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 06:21:21 -0500   Which ones? I know all depends on the circumstances - do you have any in mind that would serve as postludes under most conditions?   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com     -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of Felix Hell   Yes, I would. Felix   "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> schrieb: > Would you ever play a trio sonata movement as a postlude?        
(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #3711 - 05/30/03 From: "Emily Adams" <eadams@cinci.rr.com> Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 07:29:14 -0400   Subject: Re: Untersatz, katz und alles! From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 00:19:24 -0500   > John Foss wrote: > > > I looked up Untersatz in a German English dictionary - it offered me > > "saucer", suitable for my katz milch.   Untersatz means that it goes underneath. Saucers sit under cups. Organ stops called Untersatz sit under the ensemble and form a nice bass.   John Speller   I asked my German-speaking husband, who came up with Untertasse (under = cup) as the translation for saucer. He says Satz means something along the = lines of underlying principle or premise, so possibly in this context something like "foundation." Or what Mr. Speller says.    
(back) Subject: VST pipe organ needed From: <gilwein@walla.co.il> Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 15:30:13 +0300   --------=3D_WallaWebMail_35296_9502_Part_1000 Content-Type: text/plain   Hello all !!   I was just listening to the samples on the VPO project page, WOW very good = !! I wonder if there is a Windows version for this software avaliable, or at least some other software written for Windows (VST?) that sounds at = least that good. Thanks in advance ! http://orgue.com/linux_organ/index-e.shtml   ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Walla! Mail, Get Your Private, Free E-mail from Walla! at: http://mail.walla.co.il     --------=3D_WallaWebMail_35296_9502_Part_1000 Content-Type: text/html   <table width=3D100% dir=3D"ltr"><tr><td><P>Hello all !!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>I was just listening to the samples on the VPO project page, WOW very = good !!</P> <P>I wonder if there is a Windows version for this software avaliable,</P> <P>or at least some other software written for Windows (VST?) that sounds = at least that good.</P> <P>Thanks in advance !</P> <P><A = href=3D"http://orgue.com/linux_organ/index-e.shtml">http://orgue.com/linux_= organ/index-e.shtml</A><BR></P><BR> <HR SIZE=3D1></td></tr></table> <br> <hr size=3D1 noshade> Walla! Mail, Get Your Private, Free E-mail from Walla! at:<br> <a href=3D"http://mail.walla.co.il">http://mail.walla.co.il</a><br>       --------=3D_WallaWebMail_35296_9502_Part_1000--      
(back) Subject: Untersatz From: "David Baker" <dbaker@lawyers.com> Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 08:44:16 -0400   Now folks, lets not get our "under things" in an uproar over this definition.   (Sorry, I couldn't help myself.)   David Baker    
(back) Subject: Untersatz From: "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 09:03:46 -0400   BlueeyedBear writes: "my favorite translation is 'under thing'. in fact, i'd like to have a 32' bourdon with the stop knob actually engraved, = 'under thing'. it would raise a few eyebrows for sure."   Which reminds me of an English friend looking over a stop jamb at St. Ignatius, and saying, "Oh yes, there's the Bourdon, oh, and there is a 'Mary's Undies.' I love those. Is it tuned sharp or flat?"   Malcolm - trying to beguile the tedium of yet another dark, rainy day.      
(back) Subject: Re: Untersatz From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 10:19:35 -0400   On 5/30/03 12:49 AM, "John Foss" <harfo32@hotmail.com> wrote:   > fake as in "ersatz coffee." So perhaps an untersatz > may have been a "fake" 32' at some stage?   That is an interesting idea. But I don't think that "ersatz" is quite = that pejorative. Yes, "artificial" gets in there, but I think only = secondarily. The original German verb is "ersetzen," which means merely "to replace." = So ersatz could mean "substitute" or "replacement" more fundamentally than "artificial."   Alan    
(back) Subject: Re: Test answer (was: Test question, i.e., can you hear me now? From: <BlueeyedBear@aol.com> Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 11:10:30 EDT   In a message dated 5/30/03 4:22:56 AM Pacific Daylight Time, gksjd85@direcway.com writes:   << Which ones? I know all depends on the circumstances - do you have any in mind that would serve as postludes under most conditions? Glenda Sutton >>   any that are in my repertoire would be ok with my congregation. but then, = i could play "the girl with the flaxen hair" and get away with it.   scot  
(back) Subject: RE: Test answer (was: Test question, i.e., can you hear me now? From: "Emmons, Paul" <pemmons@wcupa.edu> Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 12:43:00 -0400   >> Would you ever play a trio sonata movement as a postlude? >> >> Glenda Sutton >> gksjd85@direcway.com   > Yes, I would. > Felix   Felix enjoys the well-deserved advantage that when he plays, people = listen.   For my part, I'd need the same caveat as with the great fugues: if the ambient noise level is low enough, I'd gladly play one of the fast movements; but otherwise, it's casting pearls before swine. I'm too fond = of these pieces to wish to bury them in entropy.      
(back) Subject: RE: Bach Allabreve In D From: "Emmons, Paul" <pemmons@wcupa.edu> Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 13:51:20 -0400   Colin Mitchell asks:   > To widen the thread a little, I always puzzle over some of Tournemire's writing, which seem to require the skills of the contortionist; using three manuals at the same time.....or is it four?   This comment suggests that you might be working on his suite for the = Sunday after Ascension. The postlude might fall slightly short of his best, and it's rather tough, but I like it very much, while the four other movements are simply delectable. It was dedicated to Flor Peeters. The Communion doesn't actually require three manuals at once, but may as well require four. It involves so much contortion, as you say, that one or perhaps = both hands must span both manuals being played. Yet this movement is lovely in such a simple, transparent way that no one listening will have any idea = how difficult it is...   I'd like to play the whole suite this Sunday, although one *must* work in = a little Whitlock somewhere during mass, too, in honor of his 100th = birthday.   Is anyone else doing this suite this year?    
(back) Subject: Re: Bach Allabreve In D From: <BlueeyedBear@aol.com> Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 14:06:38 EDT   In a message dated 5/30/03 10:54:24 AM Pacific Daylight Time, pemmons@wcupa.edu writes:   << Is anyone else doing this suite this year? >>   i'm playing 'chanty' from the plymouth suite.  
(back) Subject: RE: Whitlock (was Bach Allabreve) From: "Emmons, Paul" <pemmons@wcupa.edu> Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 14:28:52 -0400   BlueeyedBear writes:   > i'm playing 'chanty' from the plymouth suite. > Good idea. I learned the toccata from that suite in college and, for some reason, have never gotten around to playing it again-- but not because I disliked it. We do have a whole year now, do we not, in which to = celebrate Whitlock, so it would be a great time to brush off the many layers of dust that I have allowed to cover it.      
(back) Subject: Roger-Ducasse moment From: "Andr=E9s G=FCnther" <agun@telcel.net.ve> Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 14:09:21 -0400   Andres Gunther agun@telcel.net.ve   Colin Mtchell wrote:   > The there is that "moment" in the Pastorale by > Ducasse, which is virtually impossible. However, > re-write it in the same way that the next bar is > arranged note-wise, and it becomes playable and > entirely acceptable musically.   Colin: In which measure of this wonderful work is that "moment" you refer to?- Sorry to put you on counting measures yet, but I am really = intrigued...   Andres =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D First was the cat, then was the Orgler. The Orgler got a pet and the cat got something to wonder about.    
(back) Subject: RE: Test question, i.e., can you hear me now? From: "Andr=E9s G=FCnther" <agun@telcel.net.ve> Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 16:20:29 -0400   Andres Gunther agun@telcel.net.ve   ----- Original Message ----- From: Glenda <gksjd85@direcway.com> To: 'PipeChat' <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2003 9:18 PM Subject: Test question, i.e., can you hear me now?     > Would you ever play a trio sonata movement as a postlude? > Positively yes, (a third movement) proven the congegation listens to it.      
(back) Subject: Wicks/Willis From: "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com> Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 17:15:11 -0400   Here is a blurb (below) written for the OHS booklet for Boston 2000 OHS Convention when Holy Name RC Church in West Roxbury was visited. The = organ is a 1938 Wicks designed by Willis. Notes were presumably written by Alan Laufman, his last convention booklet notes before his untimely death that November.   Wicks Organ Co. Op. 1691 - 1938 Henry Vincent Willis The organ has twin three-manual drawknob consoles, one in the Gallery, amnd one in the Sanctuary behind the altar area, unoperable at that time, with some pipework behind the console. I included this instrument on my annual Worcester Chapter Columbus Day Organ Crawl last year. In spite of much work needed, it was a major "hit" of the day. Organist is Ed Broms who played it for the crawl.   "The sons of England's "Father" Henry Willis (1821-1901), Vincent and = Henry II, were in partnership with the elder Willis until 1894. Recent research reveals that Vincent was more responsible than anyone else for the firm's famous tonal and technical innovations from 1867 forward. He left the firm in 1894. Henry II controlled from 1901 to 1910 when his son Henry III took over, creating notable organs at = Liverpool (1924-'26) and Westminster (1922-'32) Cathedrals in England. Henry Vincent Willis, known as Harry, is Vincent's son. He was recruited = by Robert Pier Eliot to work for the Welte Organ Company in 1925. Harry later worked for Midmer-Losh during the construction of the Atlantic City Convention Hall Organ (1929-'32), for which he voiced several of the 100"-pressure reeds. The Holy Name Wick reflects several trends. The "intellectual" inclusion = of Great Gemshorns echoes mid-'30s Aeolian-Skinner and Kimball work. The range of unison flue tone is surprisingly complete, yet the self-consciously mild flutes seem = to heed then-current journalistic caution that flutes not "pollute" the diapason chorus. The chorus work, stronger than one might imagine, is mated to fine string and reed voicing. Is it far-fetched to presume that Wicks was aiming to impress Boston's finicky organ intelligentsia more = than anyone?"   Judy Ollikkala  
(back) Subject: Wicks/Willis From: "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com> Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 17:15:11 -0400   Here is a blurb (below) written for the OHS booklet for Boston 2000 OHS Convention when Holy Name RC Church in West Roxbury was visited. The = organ is a 1938 Wicks designed by Willis. Notes were presumably written by Alan Laufman, his last convention booklet notes before his untimely death that November.   Wicks Organ Co. Op. 1691 - 1938 Henry Vincent Willis The organ has twin three-manual drawknob consoles, one in the Gallery, amnd one in the Sanctuary behind the altar area, unoperable at that time, with some pipework behind the console. I included this instrument on my annual Worcester Chapter Columbus Day Organ Crawl last year. In spite of much work needed, it was a major "hit" of the day. Organist is Ed Broms who played it for the crawl.   "The sons of England's "Father" Henry Willis (1821-1901), Vincent and = Henry II, were in partnership with the elder Willis until 1894. Recent research reveals that Vincent was more responsible than anyone else for the firm's famous tonal and technical innovations from 1867 forward. He left the firm in 1894. Henry II controlled from 1901 to 1910 when his son Henry III took over, creating notable organs at = Liverpool (1924-'26) and Westminster (1922-'32) Cathedrals in England. Henry Vincent Willis, known as Harry, is Vincent's son. He was recruited = by Robert Pier Eliot to work for the Welte Organ Company in 1925. Harry later worked for Midmer-Losh during the construction of the Atlantic City Convention Hall Organ (1929-'32), for which he voiced several of the 100"-pressure reeds. The Holy Name Wick reflects several trends. The "intellectual" inclusion = of Great Gemshorns echoes mid-'30s Aeolian-Skinner and Kimball work. The range of unison flue tone is surprisingly complete, yet the self-consciously mild flutes seem = to heed then-current journalistic caution that flutes not "pollute" the diapason chorus. The chorus work, stronger than one might imagine, is mated to fine string and reed voicing. Is it far-fetched to presume that Wicks was aiming to impress Boston's finicky organ intelligentsia more = than anyone?"   Judy Ollikkala  
(back) Subject: San Diego From: "Jeremy Wance" <jwance@ou.edu> Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 17:12:18 -0500   Fellow Organ-Nuts:   I must apologize for a very belated note of thanks for all who wrote with suggestions and info about organs in the San Diego area. It was a very difficult decision to make, but I chose to visit St. Paul's Cathedral, = next to Balboa Park. The large A-S, coupled with a fine choir were = magnificent. Added to this was the artistry of the Cathedral's organ scholar, Kevin = Kwan. The guy is only 19 y/o! OK....I'm only 26 (as of last week). However, = when listening to him I wonder if I haven't wasted a good part of my life! = Where have the years gone?   The organ is wonderful.....I have an affinity for solo reeds, and both the Tuba and Chamade were very pleasing. The brass of the Chamade lent it a pungency without making it too brash in the upper partials. The Tuba was very similar in tone, but had a stronger emphasis on the fundamental (of course). I love a good Tuba that sounds like a Diapason on steroids!!   I spent the afternoon in Balboa Park and went for the afternoon concert at the Spreckels Organ, with Carol Williams at the helm. Yes, the woman has = an *ahem* interesting personality and image, but the concert wasn't bad. I think she can play basically anything you put in front of her, but the musicianship is a bit suspect. Most disturbing was her habit of dropping beats along the way, which makes the music hiccup (or hiccough, if you prefer). The Mighty Austin isn't quite such a tub as many of those can = be. It does quite well with the theatre repertoire, and can pull off the "classical" rep fairly well (though she only offered the Clarke Trumpet Thingie). The crowd was pleased, I was a bit more tanned, and we went on our way.   Back to the Cathedral for Evensong. My God, what an evening! It was = their traditional service of Easter Lessons and Carols, featuring the choir of = Men and Girls. The entrance anthem of "Jesus Christ the Apple Tree" left me, I'm not ashamed to say, in tears.....That's a good thing. The rest of the service was quite lovely. The sweetness of a boy-choir (or young girl-choir) is not there as much until the upper reaches. I can only postulate that the earlier onset of puberty, coupled with the tendency to mimic the voice qualities of "pop" music combines to remove some of that sweetness. Nonetheless, the tone is still quite lovely, and they showed themselves quite skilled and musical under the direction of their Choirmaster, Mr. Martin Green.   I left San Diego reluctantly on the following day. I think I know where I want to live.....Give me a little apartment in Vienna and one in San = Diego, and I'll be happy the rest of my days!   Cheers! Jeremy Wance jwance@ou.edu ICQ# 100983880 AIM: jeremywance MSN: eicheok@hotmail.com Zitat des Tages: "Gesang und Liebe im sch=C3=B6nen Verein, sie erhalten dem Leben den Jugendschein." [Friedrich Schiller]            
(back) Subject: Re: Bach Allabreve In D From: "Shirley" <pnst.shirley@verizon.net> Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 18:16:43 -0400         > > Don't leave the page without scrolling down the list and having a > quick listen to the Boellmann Toccata.   Good grief! What was that, the soundtrack to a police chase?!? Yikes.   Thanks for the link, tho. :)   --Shirley