PipeChat Digest #4016 - Thursday, September 25, 2003
 
Re: More happy topics.A=3D440
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Re: live 365
  by "mack02445" <mack02445@mindspring.com>
Re:Salary Question
  by "littlebayus@yahoo.com" <littlebayus@yahoo.com>
Re:Salary Question
  by "littlebayus@yahoo.com" <littlebayus@yahoo.com>
Check out MMD Archives: History of U.S. Standard Pitch, A =3D 440 Hz
  by <OrganMD@aol.com>
Re: The best organist? (Straw POLL)
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
The situation in MA
  by "David Baker" <dbaker@lawyers.com>
Its a hoot
  by "David Baker" <dbaker@lawyers.com>
Re: Curling (was A happier note)
  by "Mike Franch" <mike6514@hotmail.com>
Re: The best organist? (Straw POLL)
  by "Mike Franch" <mike6514@hotmail.com>
Re: Piporg-L; Organ recruits
  by "Mike Franch" <mike6514@hotmail.com>
MPR's Pipedreams download
  by "Mike Franch" <mike6514@hotmail.com>
Re: Piporg-L; Organ recruits
  by "David Evangelides" <davide@theatreorgans.com>
Re: Piporg-L; Organ recruits
  by "David Evangelides" <davide@theatreorgans.com>
Re: Inter/Intra Manual couplers and AGO Specs
  by "Ray Ahrens" <ray_ahrens@msn.com>
Re: Inter/Intra Manual couplers and AGO Specs
  by "Ray Ahrens" <ray_ahrens@msn.com>
Re: the best cinema style organist?
  by "John Foss" <harfo32@yahoo.co.uk>
RE: Inter/Intra Manual couplers and AGO Specs
  by "Emmons, Paul" <PEMMONS@wcupa.edu>
Ashton under Lyne nr Manchester
  by "Hugh Drogemuller" <hdrogemuller@sympatico.ca>
Re: Piporg-L; Organ recruits
  by <Gfc234@aol.com>
Re: Tuning Tools
  by "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@earthlink.net>
RE: The best organist? (Straw POLL)
  by "bobelms" <bobelms@westnet.com.au>
RE: The best organist? (Straw POLL)
  by "bobelms" <bobelms@westnet.com.au>
 

(back) Subject: Re: More happy topics.A=3D440 From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 12:12:06 EDT   Hi Nate:   On A=3D440 IMHO a check with the Department of weights and measures may give some idea when this particular pitch was adopted. I don't think there was a seminal day anyone can point to where everyone made the decission to go with it. It was a gradual, but rapid adoption for pianos, orchestral instruments and eventually the organ. Even to day organs tuned to work with orchestras at 444 or 442 ae in existence. Some existing organs have been raised from 435 to the desired pitch such as Boston Symphony Hall. Frank Hastings pitched one of his Cathedral organs to 459 and later lowered it to 450. As far as Universal Adoption, you can say a majority have but not all. A=3D435 may be more comfortable for the average congregation to sing hymns, especially the male voice, but A=3D444 or 442 to accomodate string player wishing a more brilliant sound. I think it's safe to say there is an "Official Adoption" but it's never been "Universal".   Ron Severin    
(back) Subject: Re: live 365 From: "mack02445" <mack02445@mindspring.com> Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 12:19:19 -0400   Well I'm a paid up member but that's my choice. I listen to OrganLive all day and have contributed cd's and dollars to this great cause. If you also like Theatre Organ Time, from Perth Australia, a membership here also keeps you from getting bounced on that station too. And a portion of that small monthly fee also goes to Brent. What I started to say was contact Brent directly if you still can't get on.   Cheers, Mack   Dr. Amy Fleming wrote:   > I used to have no problem getting on Organ Live 365 but now it won't > let me access it free. I don't think that I listen enough to pay for > it. Anyone else still having trouble? > Amy      
(back) Subject: Re:Salary Question From: "littlebayus@yahoo.com" <littlebayus@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 09:24:10 -0700 (PDT)   Greetings to all again...   I say again, because my server is acting up tonight, and I hope I can get my complete message posted...     I am a sub or interim organist... I can tell you that age should not be important... ability to work with a choir and play the organ competently should be the most important factors. At the age of sixteen, I subbed for the first time outside of my home church at a church with a very grateful congregation, choir, and minister (who later went on to become the Protestant Episcopal Church of the USA's Bishop of Detroit). Their organist/chm had quit a week early... and they were left hanging. I was paid the same as any other sub... The six ladies in the choir   [continuation of previous truncated post]   "sang very nobly," (quote: my late mother --- one of my severest musical critics) and a good experience was had by all.   Fast forward a few years ... At the age of eighteen my home church's organist quit two weeks before Xmas.     The replacement (a student at the Washington Cathedral College of Church Musicians) was not nearly as good; and received a thirty per cent salary increase, but that is another story.   At any rate yours truly played the services from Dec. 15 through New Years Day Sunday.... and was paid just as much as if an outside older degree org/chm had been paid... (plus a little extra for Christmas frosting).   I did learn JSB's Little Fuge in G Minor, plus his Prelude and Fugue in D Major. I was able to play "at" the Widor Toccata (read: I could sort of play it) but never learned the Franck Piece... I did, however, later on, learn the Franck Prel. Variation and Fugue, and Cantabile...   At any rate, prepare a musical resume listing your musical studies, your musical experience in churches, and any courses you have taken (and as Gregory said, be sure to mention any music degree program you are in)   Why not keep the list informed on how things go?   Yes, I was fortunate that age was not important, as I was and am able to work with the minister and choir...   Best wishes,     Morton Belcher fellow pipechat list member....     =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D       __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? The New Yahoo! Shopping - with improved product search http://shopping.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: Re:Salary Question From: "littlebayus@yahoo.com" <littlebayus@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 09:24:44 -0700 (PDT)   Greetings to all again...   I say again, because my server is acting up tonight, and I hope I can get my complete message posted...     I am a sub or interim organist... I can tell you that age should not be important... ability to work with a choir and play the organ competently should be the most important factors. At the age of sixteen, I subbed for the first time outside of my home church at a church with a very grateful congregation, choir, and minister (who later went on to become the Protestant Episcopal Church of the USA's Bishop of Detroit). Their organist/chm had quit a week early... and they were left hanging. I was paid the same as any other sub... The six ladies in the choir   [continuation of previous truncated post]   "sang very nobly," (quote: my late mother --- one of my severest musical critics) and a good experience was had by all.   Fast forward a few years ... At the age of eighteen my home church's organist quit two weeks before Xmas.     The replacement (a student at the Washington Cathedral College of Church Musicians) was not nearly as good; and received a thirty per cent salary increase, but that is another story.   At any rate yours truly played the services from Dec. 15 through New Years Day Sunday.... and was paid just as much as if an outside older degree org/chm had been paid... (plus a little extra for Christmas frosting).   I did learn JSB's Little Fuge in G Minor, plus his Prelude and Fugue in D Major. I was able to play "at" the Widor Toccata (read: I could sort of play it) but never learned the Franck Piece... I did, however, later on, learn the Franck Prel. Variation and Fugue, and Cantabile...   At any rate, prepare a musical resume listing your musical studies, your musical experience in churches, and any courses you have taken (and as Gregory said, be sure to mention any music degree program you are in)   Why not keep the list informed on how things go?   Yes, I was fortunate that age was not important, as I was and am able to work with the minister and choir...   Best wishes,     Morton Belcher fellow pipechat list member....     =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D       __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? The New Yahoo! Shopping - with improved product search http://shopping.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: Check out MMD Archives: History of U.S. Standard Pitch, A =3D 440 Hz From: <OrganMD@aol.com> Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 12:32:54 EDT   Click here: MMD Archives: History of U.S. Standard Pitch, A =3D 440 Hz   According to one writer on the subject of pitch, A=3D440 became the = standard in 1920. Evidently the old French-European standard pitch of A=3D435 was for = a temperature of 59 degrees. When a concert hall was heated to 72 degrees = the pitch was about 440.   Bill    
(back) Subject: Re: The best organist? (Straw POLL) From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 12:41:46 EDT   Colin:   I don't think any one particular organist of the cinema genre will come out on top of the list. Chuckerbuddy, George Wright, Paul Michelson, a whole host of other greats including those who played transcriptions. Let's put it this way, I would hate to have to make a choice and leave the rest out.   Gaylord Carter in the US was one of the greats. it's just too hard to say one over the others.   Ron Severin    
(back) Subject: The situation in MA From: "David Baker" <dbaker@lawyers.com> Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 13:11:04 -0400   Regarding the cry for help for an organist to play at St. Catherine of Genoa in Somerville, MA, this Saturday, I have emailed her privately to let her know I'm available. I post this to the list to encourage anyone else who may know of problems in Massachusetts outside of Boston to let me know. As the Dean of the Merrimack Valley Chapter, I feel I have a certain responsibility to respond to such problems in addition to basic compassion.   As regards the church, the last information I had was that it is a problem situation. The organ is indeed a lovely pipe organ, in a rear gallery, which I can say from experience, having played there in the past. It was restored by, I believe, Andover Organ Co., but I don't remember the original builder. The problem is - of course - clerical. When I subbed there last, the organist was a member of the chapter who is quite competent. The pastor (who may have changed by now) was not appreciative of the organist, nor - oddly enough - was the cantor, both of whom wanted what I call "dreck". When I subbed, they were both complaining that I was playing too loud! I wanted to tell them both - but held my tongue - that she was singing too loud, having virtually swallowed the microphone. The Atlantic City organ could not have drowned her out (but I exaggerate). The congregation didn't sing because she took care of it for them!! Anyway, I suspect the cry for help is because the church may not be able to keep organists; want to bet they don't know why?   David Baker    
(back) Subject: Its a hoot From: "David Baker" <dbaker@lawyers.com> Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 13:23:30 -0400   Regarding the 32' Cornet that Nate recently encountered, didn't Gress-Miles do that a lot? There is a Gress-Miles at St. Luke's Episcopal Church (at least there used to be) which had that stop. It had been designed by Leonard Raver, of blessed memory. Not a memorable organ, though; perhaps one I'd rather forget.   David Baker    
(back) Subject: Re: Curling (was A happier note) From: "Mike Franch" <mike6514@hotmail.com> Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 12:56:42 -0500   Some of the best players (from the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan) live right here in WI. One of the former team members works with me.   Mike Franch Madison, WI     >From: Alan Freed <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> >Reply-To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> >To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> >Subject: Re: A happier note >Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2003 20:21:35 -0400 > >On 9/24/03 7:16 PM, "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net> wrote: > > > the love-interest is a bit upscale, typical of Fairfield County, CT - >the game > > called CURLING. > >I'm utterly astonished. I'm familiar with curling, but would NEVER have >guessed that anyone would use the term "upscale" in the same sentence. = My >impression has been that it's MUCH more on the level of bowling (which = I've >enjoyed a lot myself, so I'm no elitist). And in Fairfield County? = Well, >I >guess anything is possible. But I am a bit surprised. OK, I just = didn't >realize. . . . > >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 > >   _________________________________________________________________ Share your photos without swamping your Inbox. Get Hotmail Extra Storage today! http://join.msn.com/?PAGE=3Dfeatures/es    
(back) Subject: Re: The best organist? (Straw POLL) From: "Mike Franch" <mike6514@hotmail.com> Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 13:20:53 -0500   How about 1 vote for Al Melgard, organist at the old Chicago Stadium = during its Barton heyday. Only had 9 fingers, so figure in a 10% reduction in ability, although certainly NOT in performance. I'm biased, though, = becuase he's the only one I've heard, and I had two lessons with him when I was 8 = or so. (My mother thought he was too old and wouldn't last much longer for me =   to complete my training.   Mike Franch Madison, WI     >From: Colin Mitchell <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> >Reply-To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> >To: pipechat@pipechat.org >Subject: The best organist? (Straw POLL) >Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 06:08:07 -0700 (PDT) > >Hello, > >I am grinning from ear to ear! > >I have finally obtained two pristine LP records of >George Wright playing Wurlitzer after searching for a >long time....what a fantastically inventive musician >he was. > >This has prompted thought! > >Knowing that many American organists also dabble with >the theatre/cinema organ, and that there isn't the >same degree of exclusiveness and snobbery as one finds >elsewhere, I would like some opinions. > >Therefore, perhaps I can conduct a poll, but with >certain "rules". > >I DO NOT WANT to know what the cinema organists think, >but I DO WANT to know who the CLASSICAL organists >think >of as the best CINEMA style organist of all time. > >I suspect that almost all cinema organ players and >enthusiasts would nominate George Wright, for his >panache, imagination and wonderful dexterity. > >However, the classical organists would probably judge >on slightly different values. > >I have my own idea as to Number One, but........ > >Over to you. > >Regards, > >Colin Mitchell UK > >PS: Then we could ask the CINEMA organists who the >best ever CLASSICAL organist is/was. > > >__________________________________ >Do you Yahoo!? >The New Yahoo! Shopping - with improved product search >http://shopping.yahoo.com >"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 > >   _________________________________________________________________ Get MSN 8 Dial-up Internet Service FREE for one month. Limited time = offer-- sign up now! http://join.msn.com/?page=3Ddept/dialup    
(back) Subject: Re: Piporg-L; Organ recruits From: "Mike Franch" <mike6514@hotmail.com> Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 13:31:03 -0500   Of course, we must thank "The Count" of Sesame Street who counts the = number of the day every day by playing each note on his pipe organ starting from number one. As he goes up the keyboard, a "Face" comes on near the mouth = of the pipe. Once he gets to the mysterious number of the day, balloons and favors brighten the room while all the pipes laugh with glee. GO the the = PBS kids website, click on "the count", then click on the "number of the day". =   You'll see a cute set of pipes awaiting the revelation of the number of = the day. (It helps to have a two year old around the house to give you the ins =   and out of today's television.) Start 'em out early by watching "The = Count" on Sesame Street. Okay, now for the intellects in the group: can you guess =   the voice that is played on the pipes"? It sounds to me like a principal = of some sort with the subocative coupled to it. Or could be a very bad reed.   Mike Franch Madison, WI     >Fran Walker wrote:   >The point I wish to make is: another way (beside the Miss America = contest, >which is a Gr8t idea) to advance the organist profession would be a = spiffy >movie involving pipe organs/organists, just as "Top Gun" inspired many >recruits for the Air Force.   _________________________________________________________________ Share your photos without swamping your Inbox. Get Hotmail Extra Storage today! http://join.msn.com/?PAGE=3Dfeatures/es    
(back) Subject: MPR's Pipedreams download From: "Mike Franch" <mike6514@hotmail.com> Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 13:35:02 -0500   It is possible to download MPR's Pipedreams onto a CD to play at a later time? Or is that considered copywright infringement.   Mike Franch Madison, WI   _________________________________________________________________ Share your photos without swamping your Inbox. Get Hotmail Extra Storage today! http://join.msn.com/?PAGE=3Dfeatures/es    
(back) Subject: Re: Piporg-L; Organ recruits From: "David Evangelides" <davide@theatreorgans.com> Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 13:41:19 -0500   My daily favorite was Marvin Mouse on the Sandy Becker Show in NYC on channel 5. There was a 2-3 minute segment each day showing the mouse puttet playing a quite lively organ piece.   David E   David Evangelides Colorado Springs, Colorado     -----Original Message----- From: "Mike Franch" <mike6514@hotmail.com> To: pipechat@pipechat.org Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 13:31:03 -0500 Subject: Re: Piporg-L; Organ recruits   > Of course, we must thank "The Count" of Sesame Street who counts the > number > of the day every day by playing each note on his pipe organ starting > from > number one.      
(back) Subject: Re: Piporg-L; Organ recruits From: "David Evangelides" <davide@theatreorgans.com> Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 13:47:40 -0500   Sorry: That was mouse 'puppet'. (I must have used up my quota of p's.)   David E   David Evangelides Colorado Springs, Colorado     -----Original Message----- From: "David Evangelides" <davide@theatreorgans.com> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 13:41:19 -0500 Subject: Re: Piporg-L; Organ recruits   > My daily favorite was Marvin Mouse on the Sandy Becker Show in NYC on > channel 5. There was a 2-3 minute segment each day showing the mouse > puttet playing a quite lively organ piece. > > David E > > David Evangelides > Colorado Springs, Colorado > > > -----Original Message----- > From: "Mike Franch" <mike6514@hotmail.com> > To: pipechat@pipechat.org > Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 13:31:03 -0500 > Subject: Re: Piporg-L; Organ recruits > > > Of course, we must thank "The Count" of Sesame Street who counts the > > number > > of the day every day by playing each note on his pipe organ starting > > from > > number one. > > > "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: Inter/Intra Manual couplers and AGO Specs From: "Ray Ahrens" <ray_ahrens@msn.com> Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 15:08:39 -0500   Could not copy the message to the digest, there was no plain text part
(back) Subject: Re: Inter/Intra Manual couplers and AGO Specs From: "Ray Ahrens" <ray_ahrens@msn.com> Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 15:09:41 -0500   Could not copy the message to the digest, there was no plain text part
(back) Subject: Re: the best cinema style organist? From: "John Foss" <harfo32@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 21:09:59 +0100 (BST)   Colin Mitchell wrote :I DO NOT WANT to know what the cinema organists think, but I DO WANT to know who the CLASSICAL organists think of as the best CINEMA style organist of all time.   For my money, Quentin Maclean must rank as one of the greatest - though my personal favourite is Gerald Shaw. But then I'm a Brit! Both could play theatre and classical style superbly - to hear Gerald Shaw do a seamless transfer between the interval and the lead into the film was breath taking. And after much searching Bruce Miles has transcribed Sussex Downs by Billy Mayerl, my most sought after missing organ piece, which I first heard played by Gerald Shaw when I turned the pages for him during a live broadcast from the Odeon, Leicester Square at an impressionable age! But there are many great players - and some younger ones like Simon Gledhill to carry the torch. John Foss     =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D www.johnfoss.gr http://groups.yahoo.com/group/orgofftop/ Topics of the week : Potage Tournemire Money - Profit and Pay   ________________________________________________________________________ Want to chat instantly with your online friends? Get the FREE Yahoo! Messenger http://mail.messenger.yahoo.co.uk  
(back) Subject: RE: Inter/Intra Manual couplers and AGO Specs From: "Emmons, Paul" <PEMMONS@wcupa.edu> Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 17:24:59 -0400   I've always assumed that the reason for this distinction is that the = effect of an intra-manual coupler is determined solely by what else is = drawn on that division. Therefore, it can safely be affected by the = divisional combination action. Presumably, back in the all-mechanical = days, it was simpler if all the controls affected by a divisional piston = were located together.=20   The same cannot be said of inter-manual couplers, and most of us do not = want these to be affected by divisional pistons. So it makes more sense = for them to be on the rail than for the intra-manual couplers to be = there. Some people, especially in England, have pleaded that all = couplers should be placed "with the division they augment". I don't = have enough experience with this arrangement of the knobs themselves to = comment per se, but would certainly not want as a corollary that Great = 1, for instance, should affect Swell to Great.        
(back) Subject: Ashton under Lyne nr Manchester From: "Hugh Drogemuller" <hdrogemuller@sympatico.ca> Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 17:46:15 -0400   List, I seem to remember that there is a very well regarded organ located in = this town. I don't remember any detail as to builder or where it stands. Can someone fill in the detail please.   Thanks,   HD    
(back) Subject: Re: Piporg-L; Organ recruits From: <Gfc234@aol.com> Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 19:30:31 EDT   In a message dated 9/25/2003 1:32:13 PM Central Daylight Time, mike6514@hotmail.com writes: "The Count" on Sesame Street. Okay, now for the intellects in the group: can you guess =   the voice that is played on the pipes"? It sounds to me like a principal = of some sort with the subocative coupled to it. Or could be a very bad reed It could be because of budget cuts. lol :)   Gregory Ceurvorst    
(back) Subject: Re: Tuning Tools From: "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 18:32:20 -0500   Nate wrote: > > Question 2: > > > > I would like to know about your preferred weapon(s) > > for tuning.   In addition to the standard Laukhuff tuning tools, my tuning weapons include a couple of steel cold chisels (with flat blades of different sizes), an old ham knife, a bread knife, and a few other assorted purpose-made gizmos "invented" to reach things not reachable. :-)   My favorites amongst them all are probably the chisels - between the two, = I can tune most anything I can reach. For the big bass pipes, give me the big ham knife. Each tool, actually, has its own best application = eventually.   Now, a semi-related question to further complicate the thread: <g>   What "NON tuning tools" have you nonetheless used to tune with in a pinch? Offhand, I can recall using various screwdrivers, car keys (!), = and a hacksaw blade at odd times when nothing else was available for one = reason or other...!   Cheers,   Tim (Nichols and Simpson, Inc.)    
(back) Subject: RE: The best organist? (Straw POLL) From: "bobelms" <bobelms@westnet.com.au> Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2003 08:04:35 +0800   Quentin MacLean, or Reggie Foort Bob Elms.   ---- Original Message ---- From: cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: RE: The best organist? (Straw POLL) Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 06:08:07 -0700 (PDT)   >Hello, > >I am grinning from ear to ear! > >I have finally obtained two pristine LP records of >George Wright playing Wurlitzer after searching for a >long time....what a fantastically inventive musician >he was. > >This has prompted thought! > >Knowing that many American organists also dabble with >the theatre/cinema organ, and that there isn't the >same degree of exclusiveness and snobbery as one finds >elsewhere, I would like some opinions. > >Therefore, perhaps I can conduct a poll, but with >certain "rules". > >I DO NOT WANT to know what the cinema organists think, >but I DO WANT to know who the CLASSICAL organists >think >of as the best CINEMA style organist of all time. > >I    
(back) Subject: RE: The best organist? (Straw POLL) From: "bobelms" <bobelms@westnet.com.au> Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2003 08:06:27 +0800   Oh and there was a Nelson Elms? Bob Elms.   ---- Original Message ---- From: cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: RE: The best organist? (Straw POLL) Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 06:08:07 -0700 (PDT)   >Hello,   >I DO NOT WANT to know what the cinema organists think, >but I DO WANT to know who the CLASSICAL organists >think >of as the best CINEMA style organist of all time. > >I