PipeChat Digest #4440 - Saturday, April 17, 2004
 
Lemare's Andantino
  by "Will Scarboro" <whs1325@yahoo.com>
Re: PipeChat Digest #4439 - 04/16/04
  by "John Foss" <harfo32@yahoo.co.uk>
Gary, IN Organ Crawl 4/17
  by <Gardum@aol.com>
Re: Lemare Andantino
  by "Russ Greene" <rggreene2@shaw.ca>
Startup of my new website
  by "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@adelphia.net>
RE: PipeChat Digest #4439 - 04/16/04
  by "Rick" <iplayorgan@comcast.net>
Re: PipeChat Digest #4439 - 04/16/04
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca>
Greek Orthodox Organs
  by "Paul R. Swank" <prswank@surfbest.net>
Re: Greek Orthodox Organs
  by <Keys4bach@aol.com>
Re: Greek Orthodox Organs
  by "mack02445" <mack02445@comcast.net>
Re: Greek Orthodox Organs Balt
  by <Seedlac@aol.com>
Re: Greek Orthodox Organs
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Hook & Hastings in Nova Scotia???
  by "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca>
Re: Hook & Hastings in Nova Scotia???
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com>
Re: Hook & Hastings in Nova Scotia
  by "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca>
Re: Lemare Moonlight and Roses
  by "Walter Greenwood" <walterg@nauticom.net>
Re: Hook & Hastings in Nova Scotia
  by "Andrew Barss" <andrew.barss@ns.sympatico.ca>
Re: Lemare Moonlight and Roses
  by "Alicia Zeilenga" <azeilenga@theatreorgans.com>
Re: Percy Fletcher's "Festival Toccata
  by <ProOrgo53@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Lemare's Andantino From: "Will Scarboro" <whs1325@yahoo.com> Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 05:57:33 -0700 (PDT)   Howdy folks! Yes old Will Scarboro's finally returned to pipechat after a long = vacation. :-) Anyway, RE: Lemare selling his Andantino for nothing. I think this might = be true as Lemare himself makes no mention of being paid when he writes = about this piece in his autobiography. He just states that he gave = permission. Of couse he probably didn't need the money. This is the man = who asked for and got a $10,000 salary for being the San Francisco = Municipal Organist. This was in 1917, today that would probably be close = to $200,000, just for being an organist. The bad thing is that when he = retired to Hollywood, California in 1928 he put all of his money into a = Savings & Loan. When the crash happened in 1929 he lost it all when the = Savings & Loan went under. So with that and his declining health (which = robbed him of most of his playing technique) he had kind of a sad end. I = think he'd be very pleased that so many of his works and transcriptions = were again in print an being played today. Will Scarboro   --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Tax Center - File online by April 15th  
(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #4439 - 04/16/04 From: "John Foss" <harfo32@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 15:15:24 +0100 (BST)   Hey! What's an organ doing in a Greek Orthodox Church? There aren't any here! John Foss From the slopes of Mount Olympus   "Walter Greenwood" wrote: This has only happened to me once in thirty years of pulling out all the stops.(Lucky me) It happened during the preludes to a wedding at a Greek Orthodox church...   =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D www.johnfoss.gr http://groups.yahoo.com/group/orgofftop/ Topics of the week : Easter Bunny crucified in Pennsylvania What has become of Saddam Hussein? Check your money ... predictions on US$ ignored?     ____________________________________________________________ Yahoo! Messenger - Communicate instantly..."Ping" your friends today! Download Messenger Now http://uk.messenger.yahoo.com/download/index.html  
(back) Subject: Gary, IN Organ Crawl 4/17 From: <Gardum@aol.com> Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 11:18:09 EDT   Northwest Indiana Chapter, AGO, sponsors an organ crawl to notable instruments in Gary, IN on Saturday, April 17. We meet at 9:00 am at St. = Mary of the Lake Catholic Church, 6060 Miller Ave (just north and east of the = intersection of US 12 and Lake....Miller Beach area..... the church organ was featured = at the 2002 OHS Chicago convention) where we find Casavant Opus 2740, II/27 = (1963). Lawrence Phelps personally directed the tonal finishing of this = instrument. Another instrument in the crawl will be its sister organ, the Phelps = Casavant (Opus 2769) at the recently renovated Cathedral of the Holy Angels. = Sorry, I do not have a timetable for the visits.   All who are able are welcomed to attend.   Gene Mudra Treasurer, Northwest Indiana Chapter, AGO    
(back) Subject: Re: Lemare Andantino From: "Russ Greene" <rggreene2@shaw.ca> Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 10:47:01 -0500     On Apr 15, 2004, at 4:09 PM, organist@clover.net wrote:   >> Has anyone seen this "revised version"? > > No. I have it in a book, but it's in C. I think the original is in > D-flat, > isn't it? It's also popular in string books. I also have it in a > couple > of cello books. It actually works very well as arranged for cello and > piano. > The original is in D-flat. I suspect the key may have been chosen because of his wish to feature a counter-melody by playing on three manuals at once in the centre section. Try it - the right hand playing the melody plus counter-melody on a lower manual works very well in D-flat but is quite awkward in C.   Russ Greene    
(back) Subject: Startup of my new website From: "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@adelphia.net> Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 09:22:43 -0700   Hello Friends,   I've been plugging away at bringing my website back online for quite sometime now, and finally have enough done to begin sharing it with you all.   If you so desire, go to:   http://evensong.bounceme.net   I'm sorry to say that only the Organ Works and About Jonathan links are working right now... select from the drop down menu and click the "go" button. At some point I'll have the rest of the site up and = running, but for now this is all there is. =20   On the Organ Works page are some mp3 links to the works, and in response to requests for credit card, you may now pay in this manner using = PayPal.   Enjoy, and I welcome (constructive) comments :-)   Jonathan  
(back) Subject: RE: PipeChat Digest #4439 - 04/16/04 From: "Rick" <iplayorgan@comcast.net> Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 11:50:12 -0500   All Saints Greek Orthodox Church in Joliet, Il has a Rodgers! Rick Locher              
(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #4439 - 04/16/04 From: "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca> Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 13:12:32 -0400   At 10:15 AM 4/16/2004, John Foss wrote: >Hey! What's an organ doing in a Greek Orthodox Church? >There aren't any here! >John Foss > From the slopes of Mount Olympus     To which Bob Conway adds;   Here in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, there is an organ in the Greek Orthodox =   Church, - I have heard it played at a wedding that we went to!   Perhaps it is only in Greece where they don't have them!   Bob Conway     >"Walter Greenwood" wrote: >This has only happened to me once in thirty years of >pulling out all the stops.(Lucky me) It happened >during the preludes to a wedding at a Greek Orthodox >church... > >=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D >www.johnfoss.gr >http://groups.yahoo.com/group/orgofftop/ >Topics of the week : >Easter Bunny crucified in Pennsylvania >What has become of Saddam Hussein? >Check your money ... predictions on US$ ignored? > > > > > >____________________________________________________________ >Yahoo! Messenger - Communicate instantly..."Ping" >your friends today! Download Messenger Now >http://uk.messenger.yahoo.com/download/index.html >"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: Greek Orthodox Organs From: "Paul R. Swank" <prswank@surfbest.net> Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 14:45:39 -0400   St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, in "Greektown", Baltimore, MD. has a Rodgers 2-manual in the rear balcony (with the choir).   Paul R. Swank "GreekTown" Baltimore, MD.    
(back) Subject: Re: Greek Orthodox Organs From: <Keys4bach@aol.com> Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 14:50:32 EDT   A Greek Orthodox church in Pensacola FL has a Baldwin B-280.   dale in florida    
(back) Subject: Re: Greek Orthodox Organs From: "mack02445" <mack02445@comcast.net> Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 16:46:00 -0400   The Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Boston, Massachusetts has the smallest Aeolian-Skinner installed, not stock, a one manual in use at all services I believe.   Cheers, Mack    
(back) Subject: Re: Greek Orthodox Organs Balt From: <Seedlac@aol.com> Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 17:19:53 EDT   In Baltimore the Greek Cathedral has a 1960s Lewis & Hitchcock 2man 11 = ranks all from the previous 3 man Henry Nieman. The building is a Richard = Romanesque building built in the late 19th century for a Congregational parish. The Nieman is thought to have been moved, by the builder, from the Sanctuary = of the Old RC Cathedral. The Cathedral having had Roosevelt rebuild their Hall = organ, felt the sizable Nieman was not necessary. When the Greek congregation = took the building the Nieman was still chugging away in the front left arch. Only = room for organist and a quartet in the loft. The Greek music program has a much =   larger choral group and desired more choir space and a more reliable = organ. So 11 ranks were kept and a smaller instrument with a much smaller foot print = was constructed. The organ is used every Sunday and for many weddings.   See pictures http://www.goannun.org/photos/Exterior2.jpg http://www.goannun.org/photos/Cath_PipeOrgan.jpg   Steve Baltimore    
(back) Subject: Re: Greek Orthodox Organs From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 17:31:15 -0400   On 4/16/04 2:50 PM, "Keys4bach@aol.com" <Keys4bach@aol.com> wrote:   > A Greek Orthodox church in Pensacola FL has a Baldwin B-280. > > Perhaps we can save time by stating that Greek Orthodox of the more > conservative/observant sort do not use musical instruments (including = organs > of any kind) in their liturgy. But that those who are more flexible = musically > and liturgically (specifically in North America), do NOT mind using a = modest > sort of organ. Perhaps the ratio is 70/30. But which number is which > faction, I know not, and will leave up to local observation, which is = all that > counts. > > Alan >      
(back) Subject: Hook & Hastings in Nova Scotia??? From: "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca> Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 19:29:21 -0300   Re: Greek Orthodox Organs while surfing the web for Pipe Organs(of = Course) I came across this page with a reference to a Hook Organ being in Nova = Scotia any ideas to where thsi Organ would have been located. heres the exerpt from the page Im about to link "The oboe stop, mysteriously missing for many years, was replaced by an = authentic set from a defunct Hook & Hastings organ in Nova Scotia." http://www.oldchurch.org/organ.html    
(back) Subject: Re: Hook & Hastings in Nova Scotia??? From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 18:38:37 -0500   The Hook opus list (published by the OHS) has the following for Nova = Scotia:   Cathedral, Antigonish 2/18 Op. 759, 1874 St. Anne's Episcopal Church, Glace Bay 2/19 Op. 2232, 1910 Insane Hospital, Halifax 1/10 Op. 755, 1874 St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral, Halifax, 2/31 Op. 345, 1864 Scotch Presbyterian Church, Halifax, 2/19 Op. 344, 1864 Methodist Church, Wolfsville, 1/11 Op. 2334, 1913 Congregational Church, Yarmouth, 2/23 Op. 1113, 1882   John Speller   Daniel Hopkins wrote:   > while surfing the web for Pipe Organs(of Course) > I came across this page with a reference to a Hook Organ being in > Nova Scotia > any ideas to where thsi Organ would have been located. > heres the exerpt from the page Im about to link > "The oboe stop, mysteriously missing for many years, was replaced by > an authentic set from a defunct Hook & Hastings organ in Nova Scotia." > http://www.oldchurch.org/organ.html          
(back) Subject: Re: Hook & Hastings in Nova Scotia From: "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca> Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 21:54:26 -0300   WOW , Im sure I have heard Alan Reesor tell me that the Hook in ANtigonish still exists in its original home, I think St. Annes in Glace Bay Burned down THe insane Hospital was most likely destroyed in the Halifax Explosion of 1917 St. Marys Basilica in Halifax has a Casavant(unimpressive looking) building survived the explosion, windows were destroyed but new ones = were installed. Many churches in Halifax were destroyed in 1917, I know of alot of Pipe Organs seriously rearranged by the explosion. The Methodist Church in Wolfville may have merged to form the United Church.I think the Organ that was removed from there a couple years ago = was a tubular Pneumatic Casavant so Im not sure what happened with the hook = in the old building I am not sure what building if it survives was the Congregational Church = in Yarmouth Chances are if the church disolved and wasnt taken over by = another group, thsi Organ may be possibly with also the posibility of St Marys could be the organ pipe donor of the pipes in question. I wonder if there is any real way of finding the true opus # the pipes came out of?   Danielwh   > The Hook opus list (published by the OHS) has the following for Nova Scotia: > > Cathedral, Antigonish 2/18 Op. 759, 1874 > St. Anne's Episcopal Church, Glace Bay 2/19 Op. 2232, 1910 > Insane Hospital, Halifax 1/10 Op. 755, 1874 > St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral, Halifax, 2/31 Op. 345, 1864 > Scotch Presbyterian Church, Halifax, 2/19 Op. 344, 1864 > Methodist Church, Wolfsville, 1/11 Op. 2334, 1913 > Congregational Church, Yarmouth, 2/23 Op. 1113, 1882 > > John Speller > > >    
(back) Subject: Re: Lemare Moonlight and Roses From: "Walter Greenwood" <walterg@nauticom.net> Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 22:59:09 -0400   I give you a standing ovation for that, Dale. I used to get away with all = sorts of rubbish in my youth. "If I Loved You" and "Yellow Submarine" for the prelude. I did a fugue on "I Can't Get No Satisfaction" for Mick Jagger's birthday some years ago, but at least one person knew what I was up to right away. He thought it was great. Boy, I used to be bad during communion - I've done Nirvana tunes many times completely undetected, and that's not the worst of it. It's amazing what you can hide in plain = sight with soft celestes and a little rubato. But bear in mind - I play for the UMC, and we allow just about anything. I love this church.   Cheers, WG   > <Keys4bach@aol.com> wrote: > > > Moon River" for the offertory. It was tastefully played . People = like > > what they know, whether they recognize the tune or not. Lee > > i once played "What I did for Love" for 6 consecutive weeks during the > collection at a UCC church before it was discerned. (i was 22 and = brash<G>) > > nonetheless people did enjoy it just as Lee states. > > dale in Florida      
(back) Subject: Re: Hook & Hastings in Nova Scotia From: "Andrew Barss" <andrew.barss@ns.sympatico.ca> Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 23:59:54 -0300   Daniel and all,   I'm not sure that there was ever an asylum in Halifax. I know that the Nova Scotia Hospital in Dartmouth (which, according to a mid 1800s map book in my family, was then called the Mount Hope Lunatic Asylum) has been around for at least 100 - 150 years but I doubt it ever had an organ.   I know that the old school for the blind in Halifax had a pipe organ -- I was never able to play it, don't know the builder, and don't know its demise but it might have been an H&H.   The Scotch Presbyterian church is most likely St. David's in Halifax. It had a Casavant (I think, possibly, from the 20s) that, in the 60s or maybe early 70s, was rebuilt and expanded by Hill Norman and Beard to the current 4-manual instrument. It seems to me that the current instrument was overhauled a couple of years ago.   Beacon United Church in Yarmouth has a 3-manual pipe organ that I understand to have been a marriage of at least two or maybe three other smaller instruments. Is it possible that the H&H from the Congregational Church got merged into that organ?   And, while I agree that the Casavant in St. Mary's is not impressive looking, IMHO it's one of the finest sounding organs in the city.   Regards, Andrew Barss Halifax, Nova Scotia   On Friday, April 16, 2004, at 09:54 PM, Daniel Hopkins wrote:   > WOW , Im sure I have heard Alan Reesor tell me that the Hook in > ANtigonish > still exists in its original home, I think St. Annes in Glace Bay > Burned > down > THe insane Hospital was most likely destroyed in the Halifax > Explosion of > 1917 > St. Marys Basilica in Halifax has a Casavant(unimpressive looking) > building survived the explosion, windows were destroyed but new ones > were > installed. > Many churches in Halifax were destroyed in 1917, I know of alot of > Pipe > Organs seriously rearranged by the explosion. > The Methodist Church in Wolfville may have merged to form the United > Church.I think the Organ that was removed from there a couple years > ago was > a tubular Pneumatic Casavant so Im not sure what happened with the > hook in > the old building > I am not sure what building if it survives was the Congregational > Church in > Yarmouth Chances are if the church disolved and wasnt taken over by > another > group, thsi Organ may be possibly with also the posibility of St Marys > could be the organ pipe donor of the pipes in question. I wonder if > there > is any real way of finding the true opus # the pipes came out of? > > Danielwh > >> The Hook opus list (published by the OHS) has the following for Nova > Scotia: >> >> Cathedral, Antigonish 2/18 Op. 759, 1874 >> St. Anne's Episcopal Church, Glace Bay 2/19 Op. 2232, 1910 >> Insane Hospital, Halifax 1/10 Op. 755, 1874 >> St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral, Halifax, 2/31 Op. 345, 1864 >> Scotch Presbyterian Church, Halifax, 2/19 Op. 344, 1864 >> Methodist Church, Wolfsville, 1/11 Op. 2334, 1913 >> Congregational Church, Yarmouth, 2/23 Op. 1113, 1882 >> >> John Speller >> >> >> > > "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: Lemare Moonlight and Roses From: "Alicia Zeilenga" <azeilenga@theatreorgans.com> Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 23:49:03 -0500   lol, I remember having a conversation with my professor one Sunday afternoon about Communion music. He said _anything_ sounds meditative on the celestes with the trems and the box closed, so when he was my age he used to practice trio sonatas during Communion. I am always tempted to play "Johnny Is My Darlin'", but I haven't given in yet... Alicia   -----Original Message----- From: Walter Greenwood <walterg@nauticom.net> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 22:59:09 -0400 Subject: Re: Lemare Moonlight and Roses   Boy, I used to be bad during > communion - I've done Nirvana tunes many times completely undetected, > and that's not the worst of it. It's amazing what you can hide in > plain sight > with soft celestes and a little rubato. But bear in mind - I play for > the > UMC, and we allow just about anything. I love this church. > > Cheers, > WG      
(back) Subject: Re: Percy Fletcher's "Festival Toccata From: <ProOrgo53@aol.com> Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2004 01:33:37 EDT   Many thanks!