PipeChat Digest #4441 - Sunday, April 18, 2004
 
Re: Hook & Hastings in Nova Scotia
  by "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca>
Organs in Yarmouth
  by "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca>
Canadian Pipe Organ builders of the late19th and early 20th centuries
  by "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca>
"OLD CHURCH PIPE ORGAN - 2 MANUALS, 8 RANKS, 27 STOPS" on eBay... [x-post
  by "Charlie Lester" <crlester@137.com>
RE: Canadian Pipe Organ builders of the late19th and early 20th centuries
  by "Andrew Mead" <mead@eagle.ca>
Re: Canadian Pipe Organ builders of the late19th and early 20th centuries
  by "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca>
Re: What's an organ doing in a Greek Orthodox Church?
  by "Walter Greenwood" <walterg@nauticom.net>
Re: What's an organ doing in a Greek Orthodox Church?
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca>
Concert Reminder - Felix Hell 4/25 (X-posted)
  by "Larry Wheelock" <llwheels@mac.com>
Re: Canadian Pipe Organ builders of the late19th and early 20th centuries
  by "Nelson Denton" <ndenton@cogeco.ca>
Re: What's an organ doing in a Greek Orthodox Church?
  by "David Evangelides" <davide@theatreorgans.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Hook & Hastings in Nova Scotia From: "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca> Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2004 11:06:21 -0300   Ive Played the organ At Beacon. this Organ was one that was taken out of the Building which is now a Museum, the two cases from either side of the old Church Chancel were taken and reversed to make a case that was one case. I think your right about St.Davids, being overhauled a year or two ago, seems to me I saw a picture in the paper with the person who did it, installing electromechanical pallet mags to one of the chests,Played this = on as well, when in poor state.Did they get the Spanish Antipional Trumpets working yet???? My mom also says that the Lunitic Asylum was and still is in Dartmouth And regarding, St Mary's I agree as well, It does sound excellent,was to = a Mass. I just dont like the arangements of the dark ugly zinc pipes in the gallery,there seems to be no marriage betweeen the building and the organ asthetic wise. The building was much more impressive stenciled = vaulted ceiling from what Im told before it was whitewashed in the early 80s to prepare for the Papal visit after a small fire which caused some smokedamage,Is this correct???? Im looking into the Beacon Organ . Daniel    
(back) Subject: Organs in Yarmouth From: "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca> Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2004 12:43:35 -0300   here is Casavants Opus List for Yarmouth NS did some research on Beacon United Churches webpage THe Hook Organ no longer exists in Yarmouth. It burned when the church = was destroyed by fire after being hit by lightning in 1892 http://beaconunited.freeservers.com/history.html   "By 1848, a group of Congregationalists began meeting for services in a building at the corner of Brown and Main Streets. In 1851 this = congregation built the First Tabernacle Congregational Church on the present day site = of Hamilton Manor on Main Street. In 1892, this church was struck by = lightning and burned to the ground. The congregation then built the New Tabernacle Church on Collins Street. After Church Union this became Central United Church. In 1967, this congregation joined with Wesley United Church to = form Beacon."   Providence Methodist was destroyed by fire in 1921 so that Organ = merging with the other two is also out of the Question the Only Organs that could have merged together was Wesley and Central United, using the facade of the Organ from Central       #99 YARMOUTH, Providence Methodist tubular pneumatic 2 m. 16 r. 22 reg. 1899     #168 YARMOUTH, Holy Trinity (list says New Brunswick!??) Anglican tubular pneumatic 3 m. 25.r. 37 reg. 1902     #314 YARMOUTH, Wesley tubular pneumatic 3 m. 27 r. 38 reg. 1908   #1194 YARMOUTH, Central United electro pneumatic 3 m. 29 r. 53 reg. 1927      
(back) Subject: Canadian Pipe Organ builders of the late19th and early 20th centuries From: "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca> Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2004 13:40:15 -0300   Is there any complete Opus Lists of Builders like Karn Warren Canadian Pipe Organ Company etc........ I would be interested in there Atlantic Canadian Organ Instalations      
(back) Subject: "OLD CHURCH PIPE ORGAN - 2 MANUALS, 8 RANKS, 27 STOPS" on eBay... [x-posted] From: "Charlie Lester" <crlester@137.com> Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2004 16:56:01 -0700   "OLD CHURCH PIPE ORGAN - 2 MANUALS, 8 RANKS, 27 STOPS" on eBay...   SEE:   http: //cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3D3718728445   [remove space after "http:" then cut/paste into browser, or vice-versa. whatever works... Pipechat server would not let me insert the URL as a link]   "Their loss, your gain..."   ~ C      
(back) Subject: RE: Canadian Pipe Organ builders of the late19th and early 20th centuries From: "Andrew Mead" <mead@eagle.ca> Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2004 20:40:01 -0400   If there is an opus list for Warren or Karn, or any other name they = operated under, it's been well hid and sorely missed. AjM          
(back) Subject: Re: Canadian Pipe Organ builders of the late19th and early 20th centuries From: "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca> Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2004 21:53:36 -0300     Its such a shame that in years past alot of the things that should have been recorded were not really important I guess its the same thing when it comes to taking pictures. My dad = always insist "Write on the Back of when and where and who the picture is taken of" So many pictures we look at today of course are historic, but no real meaning to them .   Danielwh   > If there is an opus list for Warren or Karn, or any other name they operated > under, it's been well hid and sorely missed. > AjM >    
(back) Subject: Re: What's an organ doing in a Greek Orthodox Church? From: "Walter Greenwood" <walterg@nauticom.net> Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2004 21:04:44 -0400   That's a question I certainly could not answer, but perhaps that would explain why my mezzo forte prelude music was way too much for them to bear.   One good possibility is that my memory is imperfect. Is the Greek Orthodox tradition the one in which everything in the wedding ceremony happens three times? (No, I haven't seen the movie yet.) 'Cause that is what I remember most vivdly about the wedding in question. The bride's family was either Greek or Russian. I did not know the groom.   -WG   > "John Foss" <harfo32@yahoo.co.uk> > > 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...      
(back) Subject: Re: What's an organ doing in a Greek Orthodox Church? From: "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca> Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2004 21:34:00 -0400     >It was commented earlier today; > >One good possibility is that my memory is imperfect. Is the >Greek Orthodox tradition the one in which everything in the >wedding ceremony happens three times? (No, I haven't >seen the movie yet.) 'Cause that is what I remember most >vivdly about the wedding in question. The bride's family was >either Greek or Russian. I did not know the groom.   Bob Conway reflects on this;   I have been to two weddings in a Greek Orthodox Church, - one here in Kingston, and the other in Mississauga, both in Ontario Canada. I do not remember that everything happened three times!   The one in Kingston was really quite close to that of a High Anglican church "performance" as I recall, complete with organ. The other was in a =   decidedly different idiom, - no organ, lots of intoning, and, I think, smells and bells. Now that one was well over twenty years ago, = and my memory may not be too accurate!   Back in my youth I used to take wedding photographs at Greek Churches in London, - but I never was inside, they did not permit photographers into the church, so we had to wait outside during the ceremony. I haven't done =   weddings for almost 50 years, How easy it would be now with digital = cameras and all the "works"!   I do remember that at both the Greek weddings I attended here in Canada, they let the photographers in the church to take photographs, and one of them had a video camera set up - I think that Priests take a cut for allowing it!   Back to organs in Greek churches, I recall that the organist played all = the regular wedding repertoire here in Kingston, and he was very good, but some-one told me that he was not the regular organist there, just hired by =   the parents of the bride for the day!   So what's new?   Bob Conway    
(back) Subject: Concert Reminder - Felix Hell 4/25 (X-posted) From: "Larry Wheelock" <llwheels@mac.com> Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2004 23:16:38 -0500           Concert reminder!!!   I know I posted this before, but I wouldn't want any of you to forget=20 and miss the fun!   Sunday, April 25, 3:00 PM   Felix Hell in his first Wisconsin appearance. Kenwood United Methodist Church 2319 East Kenwood Boulevard (Directly across the street from UWM Student Union -- parking is=20 available in their parking garage under the Union Building) Milwaukee Wisconsin (414-332-5935)   Austin Organ Co.Op.1628 (1928), 1628-A (1948)/ Michael J. O'Dea, (1997)=20=   / John-Paul Buzard (2003). IV-58     Tickets are still available (all open seating)   $25 at the door $15 students with ID and Seniors 65+   You may call 414-332-5935 and purchase tickets with MasterCard or Visa=20=   (someone WILL return your call -- do NOT leave your CC number on the=20 answering machine!)   Driving Directions:   =46rom the North - Take I-43 south to I-794 East, then...   =46rom the South - Take I-94 North to I-794 East, then...   =46rom the West - Take I-94 east to I-794 East, then...   Take the exit labeled =93Lakefront 1F=94 At the end of the ramp turn = left=20 on to Lincoln Memorial Drive. Stay on that thru 5 stoplights (about 1.5=20=   miles.) The road turns west (away from the lake) and ascends a hill --=20=   take the center lane and go straight thru the next stoplight; you will=20=   then be on Kenwood Boulevard. The church is on the left after the next=20=   Stoplight. Parking is available beneath the Memorial Union Building=20 across from the church.     Mr Hells' Program:   J.S. Bach (1685-1750) Fantasy and Fugue G Minor, BWV 542 "O Mensch bewein dein S=FCnde gross", BWV 622 Prelude and Fugue D Major, BWV 532     Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847) Sonata No. 3, A Major, op. 65 ("Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir") - Con moto maestoso - Andante tranquillo   Franz Liszt (1811-1886) Prelude and Fugue on B-A-C-H   Marcel Dupr=E9 (1886-1971) Prelude and Fugue B Major, op. 7/1   Samuel Barber (1910-1981) Adagio for Strings arranged for organ by William Strickland   Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911) Sonata No. 1 in D Minor - Introduction et Allegro - Pastorale - Final   Please come and enjoy -- and introduce yourself to me (mention you're=20 on the PIPORG-L or PipeChat list so I can finally put a face with your=20=   email address.) There will be a reception after the program where you can greet the=20 artist, purchase CDs, and meet the happy folks who just enjoyed the=20 program with you.     Larry Wheelock Director of Music Ministries Kenwood United Methodist Church Milwaukee, Wisconsin musicdirector@kenwood-umc.org=    
(back) Subject: Re: Canadian Pipe Organ builders of the late19th and early 20th centuries From: "Nelson Denton" <ndenton@cogeco.ca> Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2004 00:58:02 -0400   I have a list of about 160 organs produced by Karn-Warren from about = 1899-1910 the Edward Lye List from 1867-1910 ~165 organs and some of the Woodstock listings ~140.   About 400+ in all   Casavant published theirs some years ago in French. As for the other = 150-275 Canadian companies of the past it's a rare thing to find any details on = them. I've also got a wad of info on old Hamilton Ont.companies of the 19th and = 20th century.   I think my old websites got eaten by their hosts some time ago so someday = I'll repost them to the Web. I just have to find where I stacked all the = papers.   If you think that's a lot of info to sort through you should see my family = tree. 336,146 people 443,556 megabytes. all in 1 file!   I gotta getta life.   Nelson.    
(back) Subject: Re: What's an organ doing in a Greek Orthodox Church? From: "David Evangelides" <davide@theatreorgans.com> Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2004 23:13:54 -0600   Yes! Many aspects of the Orthodox ceremonies occur 3X, representing the Trinity.   Although the Eastern or Greek Orthodox church were not my regular house of worship, I did attend special days, weddings and funerals with my Lebanese & Greek family. (Since the services were mostly in Arabic or Greek, I landed in an Englisg Protestant denomination.) To an outsider, the three 3 repeats are most noticable in thw Wedding ceremony, infant Christening and Funeral.   I'm pretty sure there were organs in the NYC and Long Island Orthodox churches, accompanying the choir and adding service music. I would have noticed something missing otherwise.     On Sat, 17 Apr 2004 7:35pm, Walter Greenwood wrote: Is the > Greek Orthodox tradition the one in which everything in the > wedding ceremony happens three times? David E   David Evangelides Fulfillment Manager International Bible Society Colorado Springs, CO 80921 719-867-2729