PipeChat Digest #4133 - Sunday, November 30, 2003
 
David Higgs in Nashville
  by <DarrylbytheSea@aol.com>
Re: Organ shoes and music
  by <ContraReed@aol.com>
Organ Shoes
  by "Patricia/Thomas Gregory" <tgregory@speeddial.net>
Re: Organ shoes and music
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Bethlehem PA combo organ
  by "William Miller" <Miltronix@comcast.net>
Re: Organ shoes and music and Washington music stores
  by <DudelK@aol.com>
Economy of motion
  by <Wuxuzusu@aol.com>
Re: Economy of motion (was Re: Book of fiction about organist)
  by "Walter Greenwood" <walterg@nauticom.net>
Re: Organ Shoes
  by <Gfc234@aol.com>
Re: Organ Shoes
  by <Icedad@aol.com>
Weaving - Durufle on Vierne at the Organ
  by "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net>
RE: Organ shoes and music
  by "Michael David" <michaelandmaggy@earthlink.net>
Re: Organ Shoes
  by "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net>
Re: Organ Shoes
  by <Gfc234@aol.com>
Re: midisport (was Mac MIDI Interface for OS 9 and X)
  by "Thurletta Brown-Gavins" <TMBROWN@vance.net>
Organ shoes and music stores
  by <MFoxy9795@aol.com>
Re: Organ shoes and music stores
  by <ContraReed@aol.com>
Re: Weaving - Durufle on Vierne at the Organ
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Diacriticals
  by "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net>
Voettler-Holtkamp-Sparling pipe organ on e-bay (X-posted)
  by <quilisma@cox.net>
Voettler-Holtkamp-Sparling pipe organ on e-bay
  by "Mark W. McClellan" <omicron@prairieinet.net>
 

(back) Subject: David Higgs in Nashville From: <DarrylbytheSea@aol.com> Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2003 07:50:26 EST   Hi, Y'all!   Last Friday evening (November 21), David Higgs performed the second = concert on the inaugural series on the new Lively-Fulcher organ at Christ Church (Episcopal) Cathedral. David is one of my favorite people in the organ = world and has become and continues to be a very strong ambassador for the organ = throughout the world. The room was about 85% full of very appreciate listeners. David = is a master at "working the crowd" and engaging them in the concert. He = inserts good doses of humour in his verbal program notes, and even had us singing! =   David used the organ very well, just as Michael Velting did a few weeks = earlier. It's a fine instrument and a wonderful addition to the musical life of Nashville.   Due to some wretched traffic on the interstate, I was about 40 minutes = late for the concert and missed the first three pieces (Bach big g minor, = Daquin Noel, Piece Heroique). However, I arrived just in time for David Conte's = very lovely "Soliloquy" and the William Bolcolm "O Zion Haste" and "How Firm a Foundation." David asked the audience how many knew the hymn, "O Zion = Haste," and about half the crowd said yes. He then said, "Well, you're going to have = to teach the other half the hymn," whereupon we sang "O Zion Haste" and then sang = it again! How fun!! It was one of the best performances I've ever heard of = this organ piece--free and bluesy and colorful--and fabulously played (it's a = tough piece).   The second half included one the Boleros of Lefebure-Wely, two of the = George Shearing hymn preludes, and then the complete Suite of Durufle. The Bolero = did what it was supposed to-entertain-and David's interpretation allowed the audience to really get into it. He plays and understands this stuff so = well and is not afraid to have a grand pause here and there along the way and knows = all the "just right" gestures to make this light-hearted music not seem so = silly and frivolous.   Honestly, I've never liked the George Shearing pieces. I've owned them for =   decades but just could never get into them. Todd Wilson and Tom Trenney regularly play them in concert, but I just can't make 'em work for me = (it's probably me, you think?). However, after the concert, one of my trusted musical = friends was raving about the pieces and told me he was going to call Lois (Fyfe) = and order the music immediately. I just smiled! Oh, well . . .   I've heard David perform the Durufle "Suite" a few times and thought this = was the best performance that I remember. He takes as much time as the room = will let him on the Prelude, stretching and moving the melody to max, but never = in an obscene or overdone manner. That clarinet solo at the end of the = Prelude just wept as he played it! The Sicilienne was perfect and beautifully = played with just enough give and take. David owns the Toccata and the audience = believed it, too, as they jumped to their feet to tell him they loved it. He then played a short prelude by Kittel as a delicate little encore. It was a = great night for music in Nashvegas. 'Nuff said.   Yours,   Darryl Miller aka Darryl by the Sea    
(back) Subject: Re: Organ shoes and music From: <ContraReed@aol.com> Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2003 07:58:13 EST   In a message dated 11/29/03 2:20:19 AM Eastern Standard Time, jtkarash@coppernet.zm writes:   << I am visiting Washington DC in the coming week (for a medical conference) and would like advice on where I can purchase (1) Organmasters shoes (and the approximate cost) and (2) Gleason's organ = tutor and other organ music books. >>   I can't help you on the first question, but I know of at least two decent sheet music stores in the DC area. The first is Dale Music [ <A HREF=3D"http://www.dalemusic.com/">Click here: Welcome to Dale Music = Company, Inc.</A> ]in Silver Spring, MD, just north of the northern tip of Washington, DC. I've = found their staff in the choral/organ department to be quite knowledgeable, = helpful, and friendly (almost in direct opposition to some of the staff who work = closer to the front door -- the organ department is in the very back of the = store). The second is Foxes Music [ <A HREF=3D"http://www.foxesmusic.com/">Click =   here: Foxes Music Co. Online</A> ] in Falls Church, Virginia. I've never = really checked their organ music department, but since they seem to have lots of everything else, I would assume they also have a decent stock of organ = music.   Richard Spittel Baltimore, MD  
(back) Subject: Organ Shoes From: "Patricia/Thomas Gregory" <tgregory@speeddial.net> Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2003 07:08:20 -0600   Greetings:       My first two pairs were Organ Master and served faithfully for nearly 30 years! I am now wearing a pair of Tic-Tac-Toes. They are also excellent quality, very comfortable, and have a raised heel somewhat higher than = Organ Master.   Tic-Tac-Toes delivered in two days! Their phone # is 1-800-648-8126.   Best wishes,   Tom Gregory -- Thomas and Patricia Gregory 716 West College Avenue Waukesha WI USA 53186-4569  
(back) Subject: Re: Organ shoes and music From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2003 07:32:01 -0600   At 9:21 AM +0200 11/29/03, Joe Karashani wrote: >I have been a lurker for the most part but enjoy very much reading the >various postings. I am visiting Washington DC in the coming week (for a >medical conference) and would like advice on where I can purchase (1) >Organmasters shoes (and the approximate cost) and (2) Gleason's organ = tutor >and other organ music books.   Other folks have answered about the Organmaster shoes. Regarding organ methods the OHS Catalogue does carry a fair number of methods - http://www.ohscatalog.com/metinbook.html but not the Gleason, which is out of print. I did find some copies, both new and used on Amazon http://www.amazon.com. You might be able to arrange to purchase one and have it delivered to your hotel while you are in DC. And I would suspect that the OHS would make arrangements to deliver anything you want from their catalog to you in Washington. Hopefully Bill Van Pelt of the OHS, who is on this list, will contact you regarding what they carry.   Hope you have a good trip and enjoy Washington!   David  
(back) Subject: Bethlehem PA combo organ From: "William Miller" <Miltronix@comcast.net> Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2003 08:40:24 -0500   <<I ask that all of you have a blessed Holiday Season and a Happy New Year as well...and as always, keep practicing!!!   Sincerely, Christopher J. Howerter, SPC Director of Music and Organist St. Paul's Lutheran Church Bethlehem, Pa>>   Christopher, since you're from there... can you tell me/us how the Bethlehem Ohl-Allen combo instrument sounds, if you've heard it? I played the Ohl organ maybe ten years ago and was impressed.   thanks.   Bill Miller Coleman Place PC-USA Norfolk, VA    
(back) Subject: Re: Organ shoes and music and Washington music stores From: <DudelK@aol.com> Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2003 09:26:22 EST   Add to the list the Musical Source at 15th & P, a short walk from Dupont Circle. They have good stock and are quite knowledgeable and very = friendly. Last time I was there they had both an organ and a piano in the store to try = things out. And of course the (I think) largest Whole Foods store in the area is = just around the corner and has a huge deli/takeout section. And if you're truly =   lucky, you might see the eponymous Dudel taking a walk nearby . . . David Krohne Washington DC    
(back) Subject: Economy of motion From: <Wuxuzusu@aol.com> Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2003 09:35:10 EST   Another perspective on this subject:=20 The late Buddy Nolan once announced to the audience during one of his famous= =20 "Midnight" concerts that if he swayed more than two inches on the bench he'd= =20 be required to join the dancers' union!   Musically, Stan Krider   In a message dated 11/28/2003 8:00:15 PM Eastern Standard Time,=20 pipechat@pipechat.org writes: Subject: RE: Economy of motion From: "Andr=E9s G=FCnther" <agun@telcel.net.ve> Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2003 08:51:27 -0400   Andres Gunther agun@telcel.net.ve   *Economy* is exactly the reason because organ performers should sit quiet (not stiff!) at the console. My organ instructor didn't say "don't move" but "don't waste your energy with unnecessary fussing. Put all your energy in playing".   Cheers Andres    
(back) Subject: Re: Economy of motion (was Re: Book of fiction about organist) From: "Walter Greenwood" <walterg@nauticom.net> Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2003 10:05:27 -0500   Christopher,   I appreciate and generally agree with your letter. However, while you end = by expressing your intention to not offend or attack, you begin by attacking = one very fine musician and in so doing offend many others. I think you missed the point about Eric Clapton, who stands very still while playing, and who produces thoughtful music of a very high caliber, albeit in an idiom which = you may not appreciate. Personally, I don't care if an organist sits still or = flails around like, say, Elvis Costello. If the music is good, it is good. From my viewpoint as a player, I can operate the instrument more efficiently, and thus concentrate on making the music better, if I sit still.   Best regards, WG     > <OrgelspielerKMD@aol.com> wrote: > > Dear List and to all whom this may concern: > > I would like to make a few points in this letter. First I would like to = say > that Eric Clapton (whoever that is) is indeed one of those fools that = just > jumps around and plays three chords, like my good friend gregory had = mentioned. > Indeed, this has nothing to do with organ music, though whether or not = one can > see a persons face has NOTHING to do with music. To hear someone = mention > people like Todd Wilson, Gillian Wier, Fred Swann, Jane Parker-Smith, = and John > Weaver, and say that they would throw away a ticket just because they = didn't > move around, its just, well...horrible! If people would only take the = time to > ... > the way it is, I presume. I did not mean to offend anyone, or attack = anyone > personally in this message, as this is not directed to one specfic = person or a > group or people. I am just saying this, as I know people can = misconstrue > things, etc. However, I felt very compelled to write it, as stuff like = this just > gets on my nerves. I ask that all of you have a blessed Holiday Season = and a > Happy New Year as well...and as always, keep practicing!!! > > Sincerely, > Christopher J. Howerter, SPC > Director of Music and Organist > St. Paul's Lutheran Church > Bethlehem, PA > Cell: (610) 462-8017    
(back) Subject: Re: Organ Shoes From: <Gfc234@aol.com> Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2003 10:21:49 EST   In a message dated 11/29/2003 7:09:13 AM Central Standard Time, tgregory@speeddial.net writes: My first two pairs were Organ Master and served faithfully for nearly 30 years! I am now wearing a pair of Tic-Tac-Toes. They are also excellent quality, very comfortable, and have a raised heel somewhat higher than = Organ Master. For me, organmasters are more snug than tic tac toes...like the difference =   between driving a Porsche and a late model Cadillac. The people at = organmaster are super nice too. They work from a lovely home in Guilford, CT. Or, of = you are in the area, you simply call and arrange to stop by. gfc   Gregory Ceurvorst M.M. Organ Performance Student Northwestern University Director of Music and Organist St. Peter's U.C.C. Frankfort, IL 847.332.2788 home 708.243.2549 mobile gfc234@aol.com    
(back) Subject: Re: Organ Shoes From: <Icedad@aol.com> Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2003 10:53:56 EST   Dear List,   I wore a Selva Men's Dance shoe from high school throughout Grad School = to play organ. They were great. They quit making them and I switched to Organmasters. They are the best I have played in since the Selva's. I = tried Tic tac Toes and they are not as firm and tight as Organmasters. Just my own opinions.   Thanks,   Daniel    
(back) Subject: Weaving - Durufle on Vierne at the Organ From: "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net> Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2003 10:53:48 -0500   Maurice Durufl=E9 writes: "Vierne knew how to make the Organ sing = admirably. His touch was perfect, and his phrasing was unique to him. His slender, strong fingers, flawless posture and economy of movement allowed him an extraordinary sense of ease and an uncommon naturalness . . . "*   *Maurice Durufl=E9: "My memories of Tournemire and Vierne" in L'Orgue, No. = 162 (1977), as quoted in "Louis Vierne Organist of Notre Dame Cathedral," by Rollin Smith, available through http://www.ohscatalog.com/   By the way, someone posted yesterday with some information about Finnish Music, with various titles with the many diacriticals found in = Scandinavian languages. They came through intact, so can I now feel guiltless about giving Durufl=E9 the accent to which he is entitled? Is anyone having a problem reading the accent correctly?   Thanks,   Malcolm Wechsler (a bit of a weaver) www.mander-organs.com        
(back) Subject: RE: Organ shoes and music From: "Michael David" <michaelandmaggy@earthlink.net> Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2003 10:03:43 -0600   While I would guess that you would like to purchase these items while = you're in DC, that's probably not going to happen unless some residents chime = in.   Neil listed the link for Organ Masters. The Gleason is apparently out of print but available used from amazon.com and abebooks.com among others. = Both amazon and abebooks will ship overseas.   Good luck,   Michael     -----Original Message----- Subject: Organ shoes and music From: "Joe Karashani" <jtkarash@coppernet.zm> Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2003 09:21:24 +0200     Dear list members   I have been a lurker for the most part but enjoy very much reading the various postings. I am visiting Washington DC in the coming week (for a medical conference) and would like advice on where I can purchase (1) Organmasters shoes (and the approximate cost) and (2) Gleason's organ = tutor and other organ music books.   Joe Karashani Cathedral of the Holy Cross Lusaka, Zambia      
(back) Subject: Re: Organ shoes and music From: <Innkawgneeto@cs.com> Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2003 02:34:24 EST   Contact http://www.organmastershoes.com   I imagine they can work out something for you. They are incredibly wonderful folks.   I defer to the others on the list for information on purchasing books.   Neil Brown      
(back) Subject: Re: Organ Shoes From: "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net> Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2003 11:05:11 -0500   Dear Greg and List,   I second the motion that the Organmaster people are good to deal with. = Most orders are sent via the mail, but living in Connecticut, albeit at = the far end of the state, I decided to phone them and then go in person = to make sure I got a good fit. They were, at that time, several years = ago, a bit surprised, explaining without rancor that they really were = not a store, but they did welcome me. And they have some sort of = electronic organ in the living room with a full pedal board, so you can = try the shoes out in action.   We were on our way to Boston, so it was a useful and pleasant stop over.   Cheers,   Malcolm ----- Original Message -----=20 From: Gfc234@aol.com=20 To: pipechat@pipechat.org=20 Sent: Saturday, November 29, 2003 10:21 AM Subject: Re: Organ Shoes     In a message dated 11/29/2003 7:09:13 AM Central Standard Time, = tgregory@speeddial.net writes: My first two pairs were Organ Master and served faithfully for = nearly 30 years! I am now wearing a pair of Tic-Tac-Toes. They are also = excellent quality, very comfortable, and have a raised heel somewhat higher = than Organ Master. For me, organmasters are more snug than tic tac toes...like the = difference between driving a Porsche and a late model Cadillac. The = people at organmaster are super nice too. They work from a lovely home = in Guilford, CT. Or, of you are in the area, you simply call and = arrange to stop by. =20 gfc   Gregory Ceurvorst M.M. Organ Performance Student Northwestern University Director of Music and Organist St. Peter's U.C.C. Frankfort, IL 847.332.2788 home 708.243.2549 mobile gfc234@aol.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Organ Shoes From: <Gfc234@aol.com> Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2003 12:13:16 EST   In a message dated 11/29/2003 10:07:52 AM Central Standard Time, manderusa@earthlink.net writes: Dear Greg and List,   I second the motion that the Organmaster people are good to deal with. = Most orders are sent via the mail, but living in Connecticut, albeit at the far = end of the state, I decided to phone them and then go in person to make sure I = got a good fit. They were, at that time, several years ago, a bit surprised, explaining without rancor that they really were not a store, but they did = welcome me. And they have some sort of electronic organ in the living room with a = full pedal board, so you can try the shoes out in action.   We were on our way to Boston, so it was a useful and pleasant stop over. That's funny-I had the same situation, but I was driving from Boston to = Yale. We think the same! greg         Gregory Ceurvorst M.M. Organ Performance Student Northwestern University Director of Music and Organist St. Peter's U.C.C. Frankfort, IL 847.332.2788 home 708.243.2549 mobile gfc234@aol.com    
(back) Subject: Re: midisport (was Mac MIDI Interface for OS 9 and X) From: "Thurletta Brown-Gavins" <TMBROWN@vance.net> Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2003 12:17:13 -0500   First of all, thanks to all you who replied either directly or on the list! (Gosh I love this list, not only for the info, but for the wedding stories...we've all got lots of them to swap, I'm sure!)   I bit the bullet yesterday and bought the MIDISport 1x1. Installed it this morning and everything is working!   So far, I always boot into OS 9 since every app I own is for OS 9. (Glad to read today that some folks are making things work in OSX.) I only bought this dual-boot G4 because the 7600 needed a new hard drive, Apple had resumed making the dual boots, and I needed to do something quick to make sure I'd still be current. I kept asking the same question again and again because the purchase computer/adapters/monitor/etc. nearly wiped out my desktop-publishing-computer-stash, so it could be *eons* before I buy OSX software. :o[   Anyway, thanks for your help. Almost had a stroke this morning when Finale 2002 wanted to turn off AppleTalk because I need that to use my legacy LaserWriter with the Asant=E9 bridge. Leaving it on had no ill effects on either hyperscribing or printing, thank goodness.   I'm counting the hours until tomorrow morning when I get to play "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel." This (as well as Lent/Easter) is my time of year as far as organ music is concerned! ;o)   Thurletta M. Brown-Gavins Choir Director/Organist Warrenton Baptist Church Warrenton, NC  
(back) Subject: Organ shoes and music stores From: <MFoxy9795@aol.com> Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2003 14:21:00 -0500   In the DC area, if you want a good music store go to Dale Music in Silver = Spring. You may be able to get there on the Metro, I am not sure. They = have lots of stuff in stock. Merry Foxworth  
(back) Subject: Re: Organ shoes and music stores From: <ContraReed@aol.com> Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2003 17:29:59 EST   In a message dated 11/29/03 2:22:06 PM Eastern Standard Time, MFoxy9795@aol.com writes:   << In the DC area, if you want a good music store go to Dale Music in = Silver Spring. You may be able to get there on the Metro, I am not sure. >>   Actually, the Silver Spring Station on the Red (I think line) is only a couple of blocks away from Dale Music. When I go there I end up parking = in the same garage which subway riders use.   Richard  
(back) Subject: Re: Weaving - Durufle on Vierne at the Organ From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2003 18:39:26 -0500   On 11/29/03 10:53 AM, "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net> wrote:   > Durufl=E9 the accent to which he is entitled? Is anyone having a > problem reading the accent correctly?   Came through perfectly here. But I don't think those things can be trusted on some machines. (Hope you got it back, the way you sent it.) Just for fun: Dupr=E9, vis-=E0-vis, Saint-Sa=EBns,, Cura=E7ao, El Ni=F1o, raison d'=EAtre, and the Norwegian =E5 and =F8 --can't think of any names for them; Norwegians don't compose, they just sit around looking glum all winter. Maybe Czech =EA . I can't even remember what it's CALLED! (They all look fine on departure from my Mac; how they'll arrive, I don't know.) I don't think I can do those Chaucerian things for you Brits (edh and thorn; they're handy in Icelandic). And the Polish "l" is surely impossible. But then: =C5hborg, just show it off in upper case.   Alan    
(back) Subject: Diacriticals From: "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net> Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2003 19:22:15 -0500   Hey Alan,   Good news. They also looked fine upon arrival. It used to be that PipOrg-L had a bit more trouble than Pipechat, but they may well be o.k. now.   Cheers,   Malcolm   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Saturday, November 29, 2003 6:39 PM Subject: Re: Weaving - Durufle on Vierne at the Organ     On 11/29/03 10:53 AM, "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net> wrote:   > Durufl=E9 the accent to which he is entitled? Is anyone having a > problem reading the accent correctly?   Came through perfectly here. But I don't think those things can be = trusted on some machines. (Hope you got it back, the way you sent it.) Just for fun: Dupr=E9, vis-=E0-vis, Saint-Sa=EBns,, Cura=E7ao, El Ni=F1o, raison = d'=EAtre, and the Norwegian =E5 and =F8 --can't think of any names for them; Norwegians = don't compose, they just sit around looking glum all winter. Maybe Czech =EA . = I can't even remember what it's CALLED! (They all look fine on departure from my Mac; how they'll arrive, I don't know.) I don't think I can do those Chaucerian things for you Brits (edh and thorn; they're handy in Icelandic). And the Polish "l" is surely impossible. But then: = =C5hborg, just show it off in upper case.   Alan   "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: Voettler-Holtkamp-Sparling pipe organ on e-bay (X-posted) From: <quilisma@cox.net> Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2003 17:24:37 -0800   http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3D2574680582&category=3D= 16219#ebayphotohosting      
(back) Subject: Voettler-Holtkamp-Sparling pipe organ on e-bay From: "Mark W. McClellan" <omicron@prairieinet.net> Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2003 19:29:18 -0600   What a pity. No Ludwigs tone!   ----- Original Message ----- From: <quilisma@cox.net>   Subject: Voettler-Holtkamp-Sparling pipe organ on e-bay (X-posted)       >