PipeChat Digest #4681 - Saturday, August 7, 2004
Re: Bluejackets Choir
  by <Swedish5702@aol.com>
Organ and ?
  by "David Baker" <dbaker@lawyers.com>
RE: "experienced" pipe organs
  by "Michael David" <michaelandmaggy@earthlink.net>
Re: Is Cantor Still in busines
  by "RWGrauel" <organs@earthlink.net>
Re: Organ and ?
  by "Robert Ehrhardt" <r_ehrh@bellsouth.net>
  by "Bernadette Wagner" <musicalgrl90@yahoo.com>
Pastor lays it on the line
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>

(back) Subject: Re: Bluejackets Choir From: <Swedish5702@aol.com> Date: Sat, 7 Aug 2004 10:20:26 EDT   Hello All:   Would the person who mentioned he was in this most famous choral group please reply to me as I have several questions.   We even did a stint on the Bob Newhart show so the entire country heard = this quality choral operation based in Great Lakes, Il. on the US Navy Basic Training facility.   To have played in Penn State's Blue Band...sing with the Bluejacket choir...play my trusty bone in the Navy Band...direct the choirs on the = naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and to form a 24 voice male glee club on the carrier = USS Independence CVA-62 and sing in 13 European and Med countries I do believe = I have been greatly blessed by God.   Then to have Mr. Alan Hutzey organist and choir master at Church Of The Covenant in Boston instruct me to sing the great works of the church with = the King Of Instruments humbles me everytime it comes to mind.   What's next? Learning the proper way to play the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre =   Pipe Organ like my late mentor Don Baker so freely gave of his time.   Add to that, programming an FM stereo Jazz chain in 28 cities my time is really booked.   Anyone need a classically trained baritone-bass profundo to help fill in = on a Sunday morning? LOL!   Best To All,   Craig  
(back) Subject: Organ and ? From: "David Baker" <dbaker@lawyers.com> Date: Sat, 7 Aug 2004 10:21:57 -0400   How about "Also sprach Zarathustra", of Strauss? Doesn't the first movement have an organ part?   David Baker    
(back) Subject: RE: "experienced" pipe organs From: "Michael David" <michaelandmaggy@earthlink.net> Date: Sat, 7 Aug 2004 09:38:59 -0500   Sometimes we forget the obvious. It's rarely churches that have these "needs" but organists.   I'm currently playing a 1970 one manual (un-divided), eight rank = instrument in a liturgical (Episcopal) church. It's a lovely instrument, well = voiced, wonderful action, and totally unsuited for accompanying Anglican liturgy. 16 / 8 4 4 2 III. No proper English full swell (did I mention no swell at all?), no strings - attached or otherwise, no tuba or any other reed. = Still looking for the 32' stop.   The list of literature it can't play is enormous. No French baroque or classical literature <horrors>, nothing requiring a solo registration, no trio sonatas, etc. etc.   The list of what it can play is just as long. You can play literature calling for a solo line against accompaniment if the lines don't cross = (too much). You might want to vary articulation to bring out the solo line.   It does, however, support congregational singing in a noble manner. The = 8' flute alone is sufficient for some hymn and psalm verses. The = congregation has been delighted with the instrument for 34 years. I love playing it = and they appreciate my playing. They can afford mega bucks for more whistles but it hasn't been a pressing issue.   I have played regularly at Episcopal churches in the area that have seven rank instruments by Kimball and Lyon & Healy. Different approaches but similar results. The congregations are delighted with the music these instruments provide - when the organist knows how to use them.   It's not about digits. It's about making music. Good music.   Michael         -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of Octaaf Sent: Friday, August 06, 2004 4:40 PM To: PipeChat Subject: Re: "experienced" pipe organs     <snip> <snip> Most "average" community churches simply cannot afford to pay the mega $$$ involved in the purchase and restoration of an "experienced" organ. That is why many are opting for state of the art digitals with a dispostion that will meet the needs of the church. Sorry, but a 1 manual organ with a few stops isn't likely to meet the needs of the "average" church. Not even remotely. <snip> <snip>      
(back) Subject: Re: Is Cantor Still in busines From: "RWGrauel" <organs@earthlink.net> Date: Sat, 07 Aug 2004 10:39:38 -0400   Hi Arie, Oh yes, Cantor is still very much in business.   They realized their web site was basically "stale" and - frankly- not = truly representative of their abilities as organ builders. The = information that we have provided through our efforts with our two web = portals: <cantor-usa.com> and <cantor-organs.com> basically stands out as = the centerpiece of their information outlets. At this point, they don't have the time to worry about a web site because = we're doing a good job here and they are busy building organs. = Surprisingly, our web portals have drawn inquiries and interested parties = from The U.S., (obviously) as well as, Canada, Mexico, France, Norway, the = Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Brazil, Argentina, Italy, & Poland. Cantor also has a dealer = that works with them in the UK who also has a web site for his efforts in = the UK.   Wayne Grauel    
(back) Subject: Re: Organ and ? From: "Robert Ehrhardt" <r_ehrh@bellsouth.net> Date: Sat, 7 Aug 2004 10:51:33 -0400   One of my favorite "plus organ" passages occurs quite unexpectedly (if you = don't already know the piece!) in Bartok's only opera"Bluebeard's Castle," = in an amazing passage of full orchestra and organ playing a simple = chorale-like melody harmonized in parallel major triads. Give it a listen.     > > From: David Baker <dbaker@lawyers.com> > Date: 2004/08/07 Sat AM 10:21:57 EDT > To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Subject: Organ and ? > > How about "Also sprach Zarathustra", of Strauss? Doesn't the first > movement have an organ part? > > David Baker > > > ****************************************************************** > "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 > List-Subscribe: <mailto:pipechat-on@pipechat.org> > List-Digest: <mailto:pipechat-digest@pipechat.org> > List-Unsubscribe: <mailto:pipechat-off@pipechat.org> > >   Robert Ehrhardt Noel Memorial UMC Shreveport, LA USA http://www.zimbel.com/ehrhardt.html    
(back) Subject: indianapolis From: "Bernadette Wagner" <musicalgrl90@yahoo.com> Date: Sat, 7 Aug 2004 08:07:08 -0700 (PDT)   Yeah, I went to Indianapolis with Scott yesterday. The organs there are = really nice. Hmm, wouldn't mind them at Holy Cross........ If only they = fit in Scott's trunk. lol. Everyone would try to go to that church. You = won't be let down.   --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Mail is new and improved - Check it out!
(back) Subject: Pastor lays it on the line From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Sat, 07 Aug 2004 11:20:45 -0400   On 8/7/04 7:44 AM, "RMB10@aol.com" <RMB10@aol.com> wrote:   > At least I have a pastor who said "we will not have an electronic organ = in > the new church, nor will we have a praise band leading worship. The only > suitable instrument in a church is the pipe organ." Hey, who can argue = with > that! Of course, we augment our service with other instruments, but his > philosophy is the pipe organ is the foundation, everything else is icing = on > the cake.   He sounds like a Lutheran Pope! Lucky YOU!   Alan