PipeChat Digest #3926 - Tuesday, September 2, 2003
 
Re: St. Adalbert Wicks?
  by "Brent Johnson" <brentmj@swbell.net>
modern/historical tempi
  by "terry hicks" <Terrick@webtv.net>
Re: Introducing ORGANLive  x-post
  by "Brent Johnson" <brentmj@swbell.net>
Re: Chimes
  by "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@adelphia.net>
 

(back) Subject: Re: St. Adalbert Wicks? From: "Brent Johnson" <brentmj@swbell.net> Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2003 01:05:39 -0500   It's not tiny. I don't know the exact number of ranks, but you can try to count if you want: http://www.wicks.com/organ/specs/5785.htm   I've also been corrected, it's not a cathedral, but a basilica. Brent Johnson   ----- Original Message ----- From: "First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois" <kzrev@rr1.net> To: <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Monday, September 01, 2003 1:08 PM Subject: St. Adalbert Wicks?     > That's a big Wicks installation, isn't it? > > Dennis Steckley > > Every gun that is made and every warship that is launched, signifies in > the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who > are cold and are not clothed--Dwight Eisenhower > > -----Original Message----- > > > Well it's absolutely wonderful--a dream come true. Question: > what is > > the signature piece I hear when it first comes on, with the trumpet > stop? > > Randy Runyon > > > The background music on the preroll piece heard when connecting to > ORGANLive > is a snippet of an improvisation by Jonathan A. Tuuk on the organ of St. > Adalbert's Cathedral in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The entire recording > can be > heard within the broacast. > Brent Johnson > > > > "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: modern/historical tempi From: "terry hicks" <Terrick@webtv.net> Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2003 01:13:27 -0500 (CDT)     If you read my comments carefully and have followed the discussion, neither I nor anyone has advocated being a slave to history, especially regarding tempi. No matter what literature you play, the acoustics and the capabilities of the organ are going to determine a "successful" choice of tempo. However, knowing that the Widor toccata was played slower should be noted. Even in a room with no reverberation, playing the toccata a little slower can give that old warhorse added majesty...but it's a tricky balancing act. I have heard it played slower on dull instruments in spaces that are "acoustically challenged" and the result was booorrrring.   The articles in the American Organist magazine about some tempi markings perhaps being wrong due to different placement of the metronome weight is fascinating. Talk about changing long held beliefs!   Once more...there's a difference between claiming historically "correct" and historically "informed" performances. One has all the answers; the other is still searching.    
(back) Subject: Re: Introducing ORGANLive x-post From: "Brent Johnson" <brentmj@swbell.net> Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2003 01:15:41 -0500     I tried this service, and was pretty disappointed.   1st time, it allowed me access to the organ music, but interrupted it = every 5 or 10 minutes with either screen popups or audio popups. When I = finally gave up after about an hour of music, there were 8, (count 'em) popup windows behind the main screen = which I had to get rid of immediately, plus two more that came up within = the next half-hour with no keyboard input! In other words, the level = of commercial interruptions renders the site essentially worthless.   I tried again 3 hours later; now it won't even play anything; if you = tell it to "LISTEN NOW" all you get is a screen trying to sell you the = subscription to LIVE365. There appears to be no way to get around this. =     =20 Bill, I agree with you on the pop-ups and commercials. It's gotten = worse since I first discovered Live365. I have been using a Google = toolbar installed in my browser for some time, and the latest version of = it has a very excellent pop-up blocker. It does a good job of stopping = pop-up windows during the ORGANLive broadcast, while still allowing = pop-ups that web designers write into the functionality of their sites. = Best of all, it's free, although it only works with IE 5 or above. You = can get it at http://toolbar.google.com/. =20   As far as having to log into LIVE365, yeah, that's annoying, but if you = do it once and tell it to remember you, you shouldn't ever have to do it = again. There's absolutely no fee to listen to ORGANLive. The few = commercial interruptions listeners experience are how the expenses of = running such a station are covered.   For those concerned about lack of variety, I can tell you that more = music is being added everyday, and many organists have contacted me = about getting their music on the site. Some structured programming is = on the way, including our first featured broadcasts later this week. I = hope you'll try listening to the station again soon. I do recommend = getting a LIVE365 preferred membership, though. I wish there was an = alternative, but it makes listening to ORGANLive, or any other Live365 = station (I don't even listen to organ music all the time) much more = pleasant. Brent Johnson ORGANLive - Music of the organ on demand www.organlive.com      
(back) Subject: Re: Chimes From: "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@adelphia.net> Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2003 23:16:09 -0700   ORCHESTRAL CHIMES? not organ but ORCHESTRAL?!?!   ....where do I sign how do I get there...   Jonathan in Riverside ----- Original Message ----- From: "harv8" <harv8@email.msn.com> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Monday, September 01, 2003 10:00 PM Subject: Re: Chimes     > I have 2 sets in my garage--free for the taking > Harvey-Los Angeles > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Sam Vause" <vause@cox.net> > To: "'PipeChat'" <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Sent: Monday, September 01, 2003 7:17 PM > Subject: RE: Chimes > > > > Eric, one suggestion: try contacting the local university (if you're close > to > > one) to see if they'd loan out their chime rack, maybe with a player. > Also, > > perhaps a larger local church, maybe? > > --Sam > > Sam Vause, Chandler, AZ > > > > -----Original Message----- > > From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of > > Eric McKirdy > > Sent: Monday, September 01, 2003 6:19 PM > > To: PipeChat > > Subject: Re: Chimes > > > > I have a Yamaha keyboard with an okay Bell sound, but I'd really like the > > real deal if possible. Not only for the sound, but also for the = ambience > and > > authenticity. ... > > > > "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 > > > > > > > > > "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 > >     --- Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free. Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). Version: 6.0.512 / Virus Database: 309 - Release Date: 8/19/03