PipeChat Digest #4417 - Wednesday, April 7, 2004
 
Re: Easter postludes
  by "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com>
Re: Easter postludes
  by "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu>
Jean Beghon
  by "Robert Lind" <lindr@core.com>
Re: The Lewis organ in Southwark Cathedral
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com>
Re: The mander organ in St. Andrew's Church, Holborn
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com>
Re: Easter postludes
  by "Tom Hoehn" <thoehn@theatreorgans.com>
ORGANS AT WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL, LONDON (xpost)
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
RE: Easter postludes
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
Re: Flag near alter
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com>
Re: ORGANS AT WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL, LONDON (xpost)
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com>
Re: Easter postludes
  by "Travis L. Evans" <tlevans95@charter.net>
Re: Easter postludes
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: Flag near alter
  by "bobelms" <bobelms@westnet.com.au>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Easter postludes From: "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com> Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2004 19:25:34 -0700 (PDT)   Am I the ONLY person here who likes to play the Suite Gothique? LOL Come on now...every one wants to do everything but Boellmann's = Toccata..all that drama, tension and then that discombobulated modulation = from dominant back to Tonic..then that triumphant picardy 3rd ending after = all the trial and tribulation? (Giggle)     From Desiree' T. Desiree' Hines Chicago, IL 60610 ---------------------------- For Compositions by Desiree' Frog Music Press www.frogmusic.com ------------------------------- FOR CONCERTS BY DESIREE' http://concertartist.info/bios/hines.html   --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Small Business $15K Web Design Giveaway - Enter today  
(back) Subject: Re: Easter postludes From: "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu> Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2004 22:36:48 -0400   I love the Toccata from the Suite Gothique, but I can never take it seriously. I don't think Boellmann did either, for what could be more absurd than a title like "Menuet gothique"?     Randy Runyon Music Director Zion Lutheran Church Hamilton, Ohio runyonr@muohio.edu         on 4/6/04 10:25 PM, T.Desiree' Hines at nicemusica@yahoo.com wrote:   Am I the ONLY person here who likes to play the Suite Gothique? LOL Come on now...every one wants to do everything but Boellmann's = Toccata..all that drama, tension and then that discombobulated modulation from dominant back to Tonic..then that triumphant picardy 3rd ending after all the trial and tribulation?   (Giggle)       From Desiree' T. Desiree' Hines Chicago, IL 60610 ---------------------------- For Compositions by Desiree' Frog Music Press www.frogmusic.com ------------------------------- FOR CONCERTS BY DESIREE' http://concertartist.info/bios/hines.html      
(back) Subject: Jean Beghon From: "Robert Lind" <lindr@core.com> Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2004 21:47:47 -0500   I play preludes in my ELCA church on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. On Good Friday my prelude is something I recently got as a second-hand item = and can't find in either John Henderson's Directory or Beckmann's Repertorium and therefore wonder how unknown it may be. Perhaps it's in Corliss Arnol= d's compendium, a book I don't own.   The piece, by Jean Beghon, is "Ecce homo," which I'm translating as "Beho= ld the Man."   This is a fine, late-Romantic andante published by G. Schirmer, =A9 1940, plate number 38776. Does anyone else out there own this? Does anyone know Beghon's birth and death dates?   Thanks, Robert Lind    
(back) Subject: Re: The Lewis organ in Southwark Cathedral From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2004 22:06:46 -0500     ----- Original Message ----- From: "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Tuesday, April 06, 2004 8:40 AM Subject: The Lewis organ in Southwark Cathedral     > Now if they would only do something about the train noises from London > Bridge station! Many years ago I took part in a performance there, = which > was more or less ruined by successive train noises accompanying us!   You seem to miss the point here. Train noises were invented to enhance great musical performances. Where would St. Thomas, Fifth Avenue, New = York be without the subway trains?   John Speller    
(back) Subject: Re: The mander organ in St. Andrew's Church, Holborn From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2004 22:07:50 -0500   It is my favorite Mander organ too.   John Speller   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Tuesday, April 06, 2004 11:27 AM Subject: Re: The mander organ in St. Andrew's Church, Holborn     > At 10:37 AM 4/6/2004, George wrote: > One of my favorite London organs is the two manual Mander in St. = Andrew's > Holborn. > > It is indeed a fine organ, I have been there when a student of the Royal > College of Organists was playing it. The RCO had its Headquarters there > for several years, - but now they have gone up to Brummagen. > > I hope the organ in St. Andrew's is not allowed to fall by the wayside, for > there are very few services in that church. If I remember rightly, they do > not even have a Sunday service there any longer.      
(back) Subject: Re: Easter postludes From: "Tom Hoehn" <thoehn@theatreorgans.com> Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2004 23:10:56 -0400   The Boellmann is my traditional Hallowee postlude!   Tom Hoehn, Organist Roaring 20's Pizza & Pipes, Ellenton, FL (substitute - 4/42 Wurlitzer) First United Methodist Church, Clearwater, FL (4/9?- = Rodgers/Ruffati/Wicks) Manasota/OATOS/HiloBay/CIC-ATOS/VotS-ATOS/DTOS http://theatreorgans.com/tomhoehn=20 ----- Original Message -----=20 From: T.Desiree' Hines=20 To: PipeChat=20 Sent: Tuesday, April 06, 2004 10:25 PM Subject: Re: Easter postludes     Am I the ONLY person here who likes to play the Suite Gothique?=20 LOL Come on now...every one wants to do everything but Boellmann's = Toccata..all that drama, tension and then that discombobulated = modulation from dominant back to Tonic..then that triumphant picardy 3rd = ending after all the trial and tribulation?   (Giggle)       From Desiree'=20 T. Desiree' Hines Chicago, IL 60610 ---------------------------- For Compositions by Desiree' Frog Music Press www.frogmusic.com ------------------------------- FOR CONCERTS BY DESIREE' http://concertartist.info/bios/hines.html     -------------------------------------------------------------------------= ----- Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Small Business $15K Web Design Giveaway - Enter today  
(back) Subject: ORGANS AT WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL, LONDON (xpost) From: <ScottFop@aol.com> Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2004 23:15:38 EDT   Does anyone have the specs of the organs at Westminster Cathedral in = London? I am especially interested in the Choir Organ. Thanks!   Scott F. Foppiano Cantantibus organis Caecilia Domino decantabat.    
(back) Subject: RE: Easter postludes From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2004 22:12:18 -0500   I'm accompanying a choir and brass ensemble and doing whatever else needs doing for some Lutherans on Easter Day. As far as I know, I don't have postlude duty. I've subbed for the last two Sundays straight, and will get to do Pentecost again this year for a friend on a Kenneth Jones tracker.   I've done a bad thing - I have agreed to help out a tiny Episcopal church for 5 Sundays (which I'm cutting down to four because of a baptism for the firstborn of one of my former acolytes at a '28 prayer book church) after my post-Easter trip. The pay sucks, and they have a real honest-to-God Baldwin toaster - this does not in any way reach the level of electronic organ, or I wouldn't mind in the least. After examining the instrument, I believe the pistons are fake, and all the stops sound just the same.   I knew God was bringing me back down to earth again after playing some decent organs, and I had to say yes because I just couldn't say no. Even people with horrible instruments need to worship, and an attempt at music on them is better than none at all, I guess (although I'm not convinced in this case). But I was so depressed after saying yes I actually cried that night.   Thanks to David and Sand, I'll get to hear and play seven nice organs in the space of less than 48 hours just before going to my doom. I've made plenty of good organs sound bad, but don't know if I'm capable of making a bad organ sound good.   Yours bipolarly,   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com     -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of Randolph Runyon Glenda dear, are you playing somewhere, then?            
(back) Subject: Re: Flag near alter From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2004 22:54:57 -0500   The tradition in the Church of England where I grew up was that when the local regiment had been involved in some military campaign their flag was hung in the church until it fell to pieces. Thus in my home town of Taunton, the Church of St. Mary Magdalene had a bunch of flags from the Somerset Light Infantry (the regiment in which my grandfather died in = World War I) hanging along the wall, mostly about 200 years old and 95% fallen = to pieces. In the USA it used to be customary to have the US flag and the Episcopal Church flag in the chancel either side of the altar. Some churches even paraded the flags behind the processional cross. Except in = a small minority of very conservative (=3D anti-gay-bishop) parishes this = custom has fallen out of use. In our church the flags have been related to an obscure part of the SE corner of the church where almost nobody notices = they are still there at all. This is, I would say, fairly typical.   John Speller   John Speller----- Original Message ----- From: "Peter Rodwell" <iof@ctv.es> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Tuesday, April 06, 2004 2:50 AM Subject: RE: Flag near alter     > I find the whole idea of displaying a national flag > in a place of worship bizarre. > > I am neither a US citizen nor a Christian but I > thought the US constitution clearly separates > church and state, in which case a secular symbol > such as the flag would be inappropriate, > > I also thought the constitution guarantees freedom > of religion, in which case worship can take place > without flags since, as far as I know, this freedom > is not conditional on the flag being displayed. > > What next? A draw knob on the organ to raise the > flag (with half draw for funerals)? > > Just my 2 euros' worth.      
(back) Subject: Re: ORGANS AT WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL, LONDON (xpost) From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2004 23:05:17 -0500   Go to www.bios.org.uk ; click on "Online Organ Information Services." Feed in your e-mail address. Click on Address. Feed in Building Name "Metropolitan Cathedral" and Town "Westminster" and ... le voil=E0!   John Speller   ----- Original Message ----- From: <ScottFop@aol.com> To: <pipechat@pipechat.org>; <piporg-l@listserv.albany.edu> Sent: Tuesday, April 06, 2004 10:15 PM Subject: ORGANS AT WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL, LONDON (xpost)     > Does anyone have the specs of the organs at Westminster Cathedral in London? > I am especially interested in the Choir Organ. Thanks!      
(back) Subject: Re: Easter postludes From: "Travis L. Evans" <tlevans95@charter.net> Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2004 23:57:04 -0500   Re: Easter postludesA friend of mine told me everytime he hears the = toccata, he sings along with the pedal "you are going to hell" <g> =20     (appologies if I've offended anyone) ----- Original Message -----=20 From: Randolph Runyon=20 To: PipeChat=20 Sent: Tuesday, April 06, 2004 9:36 PM Subject: Re: Easter postludes     I love the Toccata from the Suite Gothique, but I can never take it = seriously. I don't think Boellmann did either, for what could be more = absurd than a title like "Menuet gothique"?     Randy Runyon Music Director Zion Lutheran Church Hamilton, Ohio runyonr@muohio.edu         on 4/6/04 10:25 PM, T.Desiree' Hines at nicemusica@yahoo.com wrote:     Am I the ONLY person here who likes to play the Suite Gothique?=20 LOL Come on now...every one wants to do everything but Boellmann's = Toccata..all that drama, tension and then that discombobulated = modulation from dominant back to Tonic..then that triumphant picardy 3rd = ending after all the trial and tribulation?   (Giggle)       From Desiree'=20 T. Desiree' Hines Chicago, IL 60610 ---------------------------- For Compositions by Desiree' Frog Music Press www.frogmusic.com ------------------------------- FOR CONCERTS BY DESIREE' http://concertartist.info/bios/hines.html    
(back) Subject: Re: Easter postludes From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2004 21:59:35 -0700 (PDT)   Hello,   I adore the Toccata from the Suite Gothique......OK, I know it's trite and unfashionable, but what the heck.   I must relate a small "experience" concerning this piece, when I played it on a fine 3-manual organ with an almost hair-trigger swell box mechanism.   The response at the swell pedal was so sensitive, I did something I have never done before, and used it almost as a sforzando pedal, to get the pulse on the first beat of the bar in the Toccata; but ever so discreetly.....almost impercebtibly in fact.   The end result was like I had never played it before, and very, very exciting on this particular instrument.   I seem to recall that Virgil Fox did something similar at Riverside, back in the 60's, and it made a fairly pedestrian piece into something a wee bit special.   Just thought I'd share!   Regards,     Colin Mitchell UK     --- "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com> wrote: > Am I the ONLY person here who likes to play the > Suite Gothique? > LOL     __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Small Business $15K Web Design Giveaway http://promotions.yahoo.com/design_giveaway/  
(back) Subject: Re: Flag near alter From: "bobelms" <bobelms@westnet.com.au> Date: Wed, 7 Apr 2004 08:09:25 +0800   That title worries me. Shouldn't we alter the word "alter" to "altar"?? = It's the retired schoolmaster in me that makes me blue pencil spelling errors! Can't get away from it! Bob Elms. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Tuesday, April 06, 2004 8:43 PM Subject: RE: Flag near alter