PipeChat Digest #4091 - Monday, November 3, 2003
Apologies and follow-up
  by "Stephen Best" <sbest@borg.com>
Re: [Organ-Pipes] pipechat administartor is trying to shut down  organ pi
  by "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org>
Re: What great music for today?
  by <Innkawgneeto@cs.com>
X-POSTED - Organ Lesson question - OFF TOPIC
  by "Jeff White" <reedstop@charter.net>
Re: wedding rehearsals
  by "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net>
Re: Leslie Speakers
  by <Gfc234@aol.com>

(back) Subject: Apologies and follow-up From: "Stephen Best" <sbest@borg.com> Date: Sun, 02 Nov 2003 22:57:06 -0500   It has come to my attention that some believe my review of Felix Hell's recent concert in Queensbury, New York, was unnecessarily critical of the circumstances under which the recital took place. Where apologies are needed, I make them here and now. The opinions voiced were mine and mine alone, and I freely grant the possibility that other opinions may be different from my own and a more accurate representation of the facts.   I hope to have another opportunity to revisit the Queensbury instrument, and wish to take this occasion to restate part of my original post that may have been overlooked: "I still have hopes that this organ can be finished and take its place as one of the finer instruments in its area. The builder is noted for exquisite craftsmanship and attention to every detail...." THAT part of the review I can stand by with absolute confidence.   Steve Best in Utica, NY    
(back) Subject: Re: [Organ-Pipes] pipechat administartor is trying to shut down organ pipes From: "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org> Date: Sun, 2 Nov 2003 22:00:05 -0600   >i'm unsubscribing after this one. just too petty for words.   I asked this topic to end nicely earlier - now I want it STOPPED!   And the PipeChat Administrator is not trying to shut down any other list - seems the elusive list owner has some really serious problems with me - that is his problem not mine. <G>   Now let us get BACK to the purpose of this list - we have had enough "detours" over the last several days!   David -- **************************************** David Scribner Owner / Co-Administrator PipeChat   http://www.pipechat.org mailto:admin@pipechat.org  
(back) Subject: Re: What great music for today? From: <Innkawgneeto@cs.com> Date: Sun, 2 Nov 2003 23:12:13 EST   Greetings, everyone. Today was a real JOY for me at church. First time = in at least 2 years.   Last month, I began a new post as organist/choirmaster at All Saints Episcopal Church in Lakewood, NJ. It is a delight to serve in a position = that is for the most part stress free. Many of you are familiar with my previous = post, so I will not relive that trauma here.   The building is on the national register of historic landmarks and dates = from the 1880s, when Lakewood was a winter resort for the wealthy New York = upper crust. It boasts some beautiful early Tiffany windows and some = beautifully carved wood walls, particularly in the Sanctuary.   The organ, a modest but pleasant II/13 Reuter, was heard today from its = brand new pipe chamber, which has been under construction since February. Prior = to today, the entire organ was in the Sanctuary covering a beatifully hand-carved wooden altar. Prior to February, it was in an exceedingly = cramped chamber that also served as the only access into the Church from the Parish Hall.   Last Sunday, Oct. 26, about a dozen of us men moved the chestwork from the =   Sanctuary into the new chamber. One of my choir members happens to be the = man in charge of the organ installation and upgrade, which will ultimately = include an increase to about 30 ranks or so. He and his associate worked = tirelessly this past week to get the organ playable for today.   Well, it was a joyous Sunday. The new organ chamber has given more = overall resonance and life to the acoustics of the building, not a lot, but a significant improvement. The organ speaks nicely down the nave, at least = 3/4 of the way, where it rarely made it a quarter before.   I improvised a fugue on "sine nomine" for prelude, then did my "Fantasy on =   Old Hundredth" for Postlude. Our hymns were "For All the Saints", "I Sing = a Song of the Saints of God", "Break Thou the Bread of Life" (from LEVAS), = and "Ye Watchers".   Have a blessed week. Neil by the Bay   (I"M BAAAAAAACK)          
(back) Subject: X-POSTED - Organ Lesson question - OFF TOPIC From: "Jeff White" <reedstop@charter.net> Date: Sun, 2 Nov 2003 23:19:23 -0600   All,   I have a request from a potential new member of the congregation I serve = to give her organ lessons. I've not done this for YEARS, and I'm not sure = what to charge. What is the going rate? I'm not degreed, and she's not = looking for college-level instruction, so I don't feel right asking for a whole = lot. Would $25 for an hour be out of line? This isn't like a main income for me...just something to help someone out looking for some help.   Please reply off-list.   Thanks in advance! Jeff    
(back) Subject: Re: wedding rehearsals From: "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2003 00:46:39 -0500   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Saturday, November 01, 2003 1:49 PM Subject: Re: wedding rehearsals     <some snippage>   > (For Lee and Keith's [of this list] wedding in June, Shirley [from = another > list] and one of her seminary professors--who's a 42-years-long friend = of > mine--and I were ALL the wedding consultants/planners. Took a load off > pastor and Felix [of this list]! It went just fine. Shirley was = crucifer > and I even delivered the homily!) > > Alan > Those who read Alan regularly on this list will not be surprised to know that his homily at that wedding was warm and wonderful, just like Alan! It left us all aglow.   Cheers,   Malcolm      
(back) Subject: Re: Leslie Speakers From: <Gfc234@aol.com> Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2003 00:50:09 EST   If you can snatch the trio for 700 bucks, you've done VERY well.