PipeChat Digest #4693 - Friday, August 13, 2004
 
RE: Aug 15th Music?
  by "Emmons, Paul" <PEMMONS@wcupa.edu>
Re: i have no clue!
  by "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu>
Raising my spirits in South Florida
  by "rgunther@cantv.net" <rgunther@cantv.net>
OrganMaster Shoes
  by "Paul R. Swank" <prswank@surfbest.net>
Re: OrganMaster Shoes
  by "Andy Lawrence" <andy@ablorgans.com>
RE: OrganMaster Shoes
  by "Milo R. Shepherd" <mrstwin2@cox.net>
Re: OrganMaster Shoes
  by <OrganMD@aol.com>
Re: OrganMaster Shoes
  by <Gfc234@aol.com>
Re: OrganMaster Shoes
  by <Rachmaninoff45@aol.com>
Re: OrganMaster Shoes
  by <Gfc234@aol.com>
Thanx for the help on "Love Lifted Me" - now for "Build Thee  More Statel
  by "Fran Walker" <fwalker@northwestern.edu>
Re: Thanx for the help on "Love Lifted Me" - now for "Build Thee  More St
  by "Liquescent" <quilisma@cox.net>
Re: OrganMaster Shoes
  by <Keys4bach@aol.com>
Re: Thanx for the help on "Love Lifted Me" - now for "Build Thee  More St
  by "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com>
Younger and younger!
  by "John Foss" <harkat@kat.forthnet.gr>
Prague Organ Festival
  by "Mark W. McClellan" <omicron@prairieinet.net>
RE: Prague Organ Festival
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
Re: OrganMaster Shoes
  by "Octaaf" <octaaf@charter.net>
Re: OrganMaster Shoes
  by "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net>
Re: Thanx for the help on "Love Lifted Me" - now for "Build Thee More Sta
  by "Blair Anderson" <bda@shaw.ca>
Re: OrganMaster Shoes
  by <Keys4bach@aol.com>
Re: Thanx for the help on "Love Lifted Me" - now for "Build Thee	More Sta
  by "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu>
 

(back) Subject: RE: Aug 15th Music? From: "Emmons, Paul" <PEMMONS@wcupa.edu> Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 09:33:59 -0400   I'm playing the Tournemire suite for Assumption from L'Orgue Mystique, = of course.   He's one of my favorite composers, and I think this is one of the most = brilliant of the whole series.   But if I were in the succession of Titcomb and could play some of his = music in his church, on his instrument, just the way he did, it would = certainly be the right thing to do, not to mention an enviable = experience to play or hear.   Paul     > Here's my choice for Prelude/Postlude at St. John the Evangelist in = Boston (which also speaks to the Everett Titcomb thread): >=20 > Prelude: "Benedicta Tu" (Improvisation on Ave Regina caelorum, Ave = Maris Stella et Ave Maria; plainchant-based). > Postlude: "Allegro Marziale" (based on Old 100th--a cheesy late piece = (ca. 1962), but dedicated to St. John's Organist and Choirmaster = Emerita, Sally Slade Warner, who has graciously lodged copies of these = out-of-print works in our music department). Titcomb's registrations = (via Sally Warner with some tweaking by yours truly will be used). >=20 > Both by Titcomb. >=20 > Ave Maria! > Bill H. > St. John's, Bowdoin St.  
(back) Subject: Re: i have no clue! From: "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu> Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 10:20:16 -0400   on 8/12/04 3:14 AM, Bernadette Wagner at musicalgrl90@yahoo.com wrote:   > So, well, I'm kinda bored, so I figured I'd just send > an email out to like every one. Ya. Ok. So, has anyone > played anything interesting lately? Or, who is your > favorite organ builder? WHATEVER!!!!!. I think I'm > high. JK!!!!! I'm too young.     Well, this Sunday for the prelude I'm playing a Toccata in A Minor by = Johann Ludwig Krebs that is very interesting in that it is a reworking of the celebrated Toccata in F Major by his teacher, J. S. Bach. I think it is more a case of homage than plagiarism, but it comes pretty close to the line. Literary critics (with whom I hobnob in my day job as a professor = of French literature) like to talk about what they call "intertextuality." Here we have a clear instance of "intermusicality." Some instances are acknowledged, like Guilmant's "March on a Theme of Handel" (even though = the theme has never been found in Handel and is more likely by Giuseppi Giordani, as discussed on Pip-Org-L several weeks ago); others, which I = find more interesting, are not so clearly marked. Such is the case with the Krebs. There are some chorale-preludes (a Wir Glauben comes to mind) that have been attributed by some to Bach and by others to Krebs, so well could the latter write in the former's style. Though a lot of other music by Krebs is clearly in a later style, the rococco, or "style galant." The "style galant" is fascinating to me because it seems an ironic commentary = on baroque style, as if the spirituality had gone out of the music. I find = at http://www.sfsymphony.org/templates/styles.asp?nodeid=3D2028 a description = of rococco that tallies precisely with Krebs' practice: "it speaks to the final gasps of the hyper-florid in terms of ornamentation and = embellishment, especially in keyboard literature. At the very end of the Baroque sensibility, an extreme had been reached beyond which no rational composer would proceed further. Even the great Bach would not waste time with = 37-part fugues, for example; there are natural and logical limits to all this. Rather, at the height and in the best of the Rococco, we may discover the outer limits of counterpoint and its textures; of fugal procedures and = their elaboration; and, beyond all, of an extremity of ornament which would = create new patterns of dissonance and resolution considered previously unimaginable."   Anyone else play this piece?     Randy Runyon Music Director Zion Lutheran Church Hamilton, Ohio runyonr@muohio.edu      
(back) Subject: Raising my spirits in South Florida From: "rgunther@cantv.net" <rgunther@cantv.net> Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 10:36:05 -0400   Dear friends,   Yesterday I visited the organ of The First Presbyterioan Church of Pompano Beach (known as "The Pink Church") in South Florida.   Originally a Schnatz (1960) it was altered and enlarged several times, the last time in 1996. A good number of stops at the console are "prepared" = for a further enlargement. At the console there is a label saying that it was built by The Unknown Organbuildong Company of North America. This is not the only humorous feature: it has a stop named "HOLSTEINSTERN", which is nothing more or less than a mechanical somewhat rumbling Zimbelstern with cowbells instead of the bright sounding dingling bellls we are used to.   To the other side this instrument is to be taken in serious and worth a recital. The pipework is in the chancel, hidden behind screens. I was told =   that a remmodelling of the Chancel is considered, and that then some pipes will be put in facade.   The organ is a Four Manuals / 90 stops, from down to up: Positiv (enclosed), Great Organ (unenclosed), Swell (enclosed), Solo (enclosed). The Solo has digital stops by Walker, excepting the Heroic Trumpet which = is real. This trumpet was originally located at a small balony at the rear of the church but was transferred to the chancel because its powerful Chamade-like sound annoyed the people.   I spent more than an hour playing on the organ, which stays astoundingly well in tune keeping in mind the difficult climatic conditions in the = area. The console is very user - friendly, and the slight response delay is easy to overcome (BTW the chests are original- never releathered). Bach sounds great on it, but I think it feels happiest with Late 19th cty and 20th cty composers. The Pleno is majestic but not screaming. A great help is the excellent church accoustic. The building is very high and its reflecting wall and ceiling surfaces give a good reverberation, which is balanced by the cushioned pews so that it doesn't become too much- just the right for the instrument.   The congregation is proud of the organ with justice, and has an active musical life. The Director of Music is Jeffri Bantz, who was the Organist for 17 years until the actual organist and Associate Director of Music, Mark Jones, came to the Church. Both comform a good team, I think, and I want to express my thanks to them and to Rvd Jack Noble for their = excellent attention they had with me.   The website of the church is http://www.pinkpres.com   Cheers Andres   First was the cat, then was the Orgler. The Orgler got a pet, and the cat got something to wonder about.      
(back) Subject: OrganMaster Shoes From: "Paul R. Swank" <prswank@surfbest.net> Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 16:01:27 -0400   Hi Gang,   The topic of which organ shoes to use and where to get them has come up on =   the list several times.   I have just completed a transaction with Organmaster Shoes of Guilford, Connecticut.   In a day when sales are carried out over the Internet in a nano-second, it =   is nice to have a transaction with such a considerate and accommodating company as Organmaster Shoes.   I am more than satisfied with my treatment in dealing with Organmaster = Shoes.   Paul R. Swank Organist/Choirmaster (Retired) Baltimore, MD. USA    
(back) Subject: Re: OrganMaster Shoes From: "Andy Lawrence" <andy@ablorgans.com> Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 15:04:55 -0500   I have organmaster shoes, but they fit on the first try so I never got to experience their customer service (but even better, got to experience a = high quality shoe). But I know someone who was having trouble getting fit. So =   they had her trace her feet and send in the pattern, and soon sent her = shoes that really did fit. I can only assume they custom made the shoe for her. = I mean, HELLO, that's service.   Andy       A.B.Lawrence Pipe Organ Service PO Box 111 Burlington, VT 05402 (802)578-3936 Visit our website at www.ablorgans.com  
(back) Subject: RE: OrganMaster Shoes From: "Milo R. Shepherd" <mrstwin2@cox.net> Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 16:07:01 -0400   I also have purchased through Organ Master Shoes and was very happy with = the purchase. Of course prior to that, I preferred playing in my stocking = feet but was chewed out by an organ teacher on it.   Milo   -----Original Message----- Subject: OrganMaster Shoes     Hi Gang,   The topic of which organ shoes to use and where to get them has come up on the list several times.   I have just completed a transaction with Organmaster Shoes of Guilford, Connecticut.   In a day when sales are carried out over the Internet in a nano-second, it is nice to have a transaction with such a considerate and accommodating company as Organmaster Shoes.   I am more than satisfied with my treatment in dealing with Organmaster Shoes.   Paul R. Swank Organist/Choirmaster (Retired) Baltimore, MD. USA    
(back) Subject: Re: OrganMaster Shoes From: <OrganMD@aol.com> Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 16:11:00 EDT   Tic Tac Toe of New York also makes fine organist shoes for men and = ladies. Rocky Mountain Organ Co., Inc. William S (Bill) Hesterman, President   Representing Austin Organs, Inc.    
(back) Subject: Re: OrganMaster Shoes From: <Gfc234@aol.com> Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 16:14:36 EDT   In a message dated 8/12/2004 3:11:36 PM Central Daylight Time, OrganMD@aol.com writes:   Tic Tac Toe of New York also makes fine organist shoes for men and = ladies. Rocky Mountain Organ Co., Inc. William S (Bill) Hesterman, President   Representing Austin Organs, Inc.       I find that Tic Tac Toes handle more like a big sedan from the 70s-as opposed to the Organ Masters-they're tight-quick-and responsive.   ___________________________________________________________________________= ___ _________ _______________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ _______________________________ ________________ Gregory Francis Ceurvorst 1921 Sherman Avenue # GS Evanston, IL 60201 847.332.2788 home/fax 708.243.2549 mobile _Home Email: gfc234@aol.com_ (mailto:gfc234@aol.com) _Mobile Email: gfc234@nextel.blackberry.net_ (mailto:gfc234@nextel.blackberry.net)    
(back) Subject: Re: OrganMaster Shoes From: <Rachmaninoff45@aol.com> Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 16:16:29 EDT   Organmaster shoes are some of the best that I have ever used.   Best Regards, Gregory Hinson    
(back) Subject: Re: OrganMaster Shoes From: <Gfc234@aol.com> Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 16:22:26 EDT   Last time I was on the East Coast-I realized that I would be driving past =   the home where the shoes are mailed out from. I called, and the sweet = lady informed me that they would not be home-so she left several pairs of shoes = on the porch for me to try-and trusted me to slip a check under the door-talk = about friendly! I won't buy anything other than OrganMasters-because of = their outstanding quality-and family-like business practices! cheers, gfc ___________________________________________________________________________= ___ _________ _______________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ _______________________________ ________________ Gregory Francis Ceurvorst 1921 Sherman Avenue # GS Evanston, IL 60201 847.332.2788 home/fax 708.243.2549 mobile _Home Email: gfc234@aol.com_ (mailto:gfc234@aol.com) _Mobile Email: gfc234@nextel.blackberry.net_ (mailto:gfc234@nextel.blackberry.net)    
(back) Subject: Thanx for the help on "Love Lifted Me" - now for "Build Thee More Stately Mansions" From: "Fran Walker" <fwalker@northwestern.edu> Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 15:17:52 -0500   Ok You Guys,   The Smart Quiz winners for the music source to "Love Lifted Me" are Daniel =   Hancock and Michael Hill ("1992 Baptist hymnal page 546 b-flat") - thanks to you two, we'll sing it soon (looking into copyright permission first). You're the best! ;-)   Okeedok, the next quiz is on "Build Thee More Stately Mansions" - another summer hymn request from the congregation - is this a hymn? Or mebbe a vocal solo? Does anyone know where I could find the words & music? We have a CCIL license which may cover the copyright permission requirement, or we can request permission/pay a fee. I will let you know which smarty(ies) has the answer to this one "in the near future" (a phrase I have found very helpful). ;-)   Thanx! I enjoy reading everyone's posts. You guys are so smart!! ;-) Friend Fran   *********************************************** Frances M. Walker M.M. Northwestern University Organist, North Shore United Methodist Church 213 Hazel Avenue, Glencoe, IL 60022 847-835-1227; 847-835-1243 (fax) http://www.gbgm-umc.org/northshoreumc    
(back) Subject: Re: Thanx for the help on "Love Lifted Me" - now for "Build Thee More Stately Mansions" From: "Liquescent" <quilisma@cox.net> Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 13:38:36 -0700   Andrews, Mark - Build Thee More Stately Mansions - standard vocal solo .... there may be an anthem arrangement; check with Pepper Music online.   Cheers,   Bud   Fran Walker wrote:   > Ok You Guys, > > The Smart Quiz winners for the music source to "Love Lifted Me" are > Daniel Hancock and Michael Hill ("1992 Baptist hymnal page 546 b-flat") > - thanks to you two, we'll sing it soon (looking into copyright > permission first). You're the best! ;-) > > Okeedok, the next quiz is on "Build Thee More Stately Mansions" - > another summer hymn request from the congregation - is this a hymn? Or > mebbe a vocal solo? Does anyone know where I could find the words & > music? We have a CCIL license which may cover the copyright permission =   > requirement, or we can request permission/pay a fee. I will let you > know which smarty(ies) has the answer to this one "in the near future" > (a phrase I have found very helpful). ;-) > > Thanx! I enjoy reading everyone's posts. You guys are so smart!! = ;-) > Friend Fran > > *********************************************** > Frances M. Walker > M.M. Northwestern University > Organist, North Shore United Methodist Church > 213 Hazel Avenue, Glencoe, IL 60022 > 847-835-1227; 847-835-1243 (fax) > http://www.gbgm-umc.org/northshoreumc > > ****************************************************************** > "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> > >      
(back) Subject: Re: OrganMaster Shoes From: <Keys4bach@aol.com> Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 16:38:29 EDT   being a stick in the mud......   i prefer Capezios plain and simple pure and holy   each pair of mine lasting 15 years.......   tap dancing my way through the D major......   dale in Florida  
(back) Subject: Re: Thanx for the help on "Love Lifted Me" - now for "Build Thee More Stately Mansions" From: "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com> Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 15:57:11 -0500   Fran Walker wrote:   > the next quiz is on "Build Thee More Stately Mansions" - another > summer hymn request from the congregation - is this a hymn? Or mebbe > a vocal solo? Does anyone know where I could find the words & music?   There have been a couple of choral arrangements of the text, too, which if I remember rightly is the stanza of a poem by Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes.   ns  
(back) Subject: Younger and younger! From: "John Foss" <harkat@kat.forthnet.gr> Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 00:13:18 +0300   I am "cross-posting" these updates, because though I know that some of the membership of the two lists is contiguous, there are several members who = are peculiar to each list. I hope you don't mind. Today's http://www.organsandorganistsonline.com/ update includes some new links, in particular to the The Organ Historical Trust of Australia . = There is such a wealth of information on this site that we have not added any organs to the Australia page other than that of the existing description = and specification of the 1890 T C Lewis organ in St Paul's Cathedral, = Melbourne, which I think is the only available detailed stop list of this instrument on the Internet . The observant amongst you may note that the photograph = on our Australia home page is that of the three manual 1890 Hill organ in Hunter Baillie Presbyterian Church, Balmain, Sydney, reproduced by kind permission of Pastor de Lasala. We have also uploaded a performance of the Bach Toccata in D minor played = by 13 year old Norwegian organist Oystein Nodtvedt on the 2 manual Glatter-Goetz organ in his church. Oystein was introduced to us by Jarle Fagerheim - = who mentioned that the music we have in the manuscript section is not his complete output - only that published so far. I did say "seems" to be, Jarle! Oystein's playing is lively and assured for a boy of 13, though there is quite a bit of distortion on the recording. I am not sure it does Glatter Goetz justice, but we hope to get a better sound quality recording added later. Apparently Oystein says that his microphone is not very good. Jarle reckons he has the input turned up too high! John Foss      
(back) Subject: Prague Organ Festival From: "Mark W. McClellan" <omicron@prairieinet.net> Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 17:07:30 -0500   From the Prague Post:       Blasts from the past: The big, big sound of Prague's grandest organs.   http://www.praguepost.com/P03/2004/Art/0812/calen1.php  
(back) Subject: RE: Prague Organ Festival From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 17:29:37 -0500   Mark, are you going? Are you playing?   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com     -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of Mark W. McClellan Sent: Thursday, August 12, 2004 5:08 PM To: PipeChat Subject: Prague Organ Festival   From the Prague Post:       Blasts from the past: The big, big sound of Prague's grandest organs.   http://www.praguepost.com/P03/2004/Art/0812/calen1.php        
(back) Subject: Re: OrganMaster Shoes From: "Octaaf" <octaaf@charter.net> Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 17:47:01 -0500   Dale,   While enjoying the dance .... have a URL for Capezios??? Being a = longterm Organmasters devotee .... (comfort, fit, quality, price) I've = tried other shoes, but have always come back to Organmasters. But = willing to have a look.   Thanks,   Tim     ----- Original Message -----=20 From: Keys4bach@aol.com=20 To: pipechat@pipechat.org=20 Sent: Thursday, August 12, 2004 3:38 PM Subject: Re: OrganMaster Shoes     being a stick in the mud......   i prefer Capezios plain and simple pure and holy=20   each pair of mine lasting 15 years.......   tap dancing my way through the D major......   dale in Florida
(back) Subject: Re: OrganMaster Shoes From: "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 21:40:11 -0400   Hi Greg and List,   Had you actually got in the place, you would have discovered an = electronic organ with a full pedal board in the living room, so you'd = have a proper chance to try the shoes.   When I needed a second pair, some months ago for use at home, I phoned = them and learned that they are not computerized and have no records of = what size one ordered previously. So, you need to keep a record of that = yourself. Withal, after some chat about my feet (really exciting stuff), = we settled on a size, and the shoes fit perfectly out of the box.   These are good folks, and the shoes are very sturdy - and as Greg has = said, light weight.   Cheers,   Malcolm (still with a huge cold, and addicted to NyQuil.) ----- Original Message -----=20 From: Gfc234@aol.com=20 To: pipechat@pipechat.org=20 Sent: Thursday, August 12, 2004 4:22 PM Subject: Re: OrganMaster Shoes     Last time I was on the East Coast-I realized that I would be driving = past the home where the shoes are mailed out from. I called, and the = sweet lady informed me that they would not be home-so she left several = pairs of shoes on the porch for me to try-and trusted me to slip a check = under the door-talk about friendly! I won't buy anything other than = OrganMasters-because of their outstanding quality-and family-like = business practices! cheers,=20 gfc   = _________________________________________________________________________= ______________ = _______________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ _______________________________ ________________ Gregory Francis Ceurvorst 1921 Sherman Avenue # GS=20 Evanston, IL 60201 847.332.2788 home/fax=20 708.243.2549 mobile Home Email: gfc234@aol.com Mobile Email: gfc234@nextel.blackberry.net  
(back) Subject: Re: Thanx for the help on "Love Lifted Me" - now for "Build Thee More Stately Mansions" From: "Blair Anderson" <bda@shaw.ca> Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 21:40:48 -0500   On 8/12/04 3:17 PM, "Fran Walker" <fwalker@northwestern.edu> wrote:   > Okeedok, the next quiz is on "Build Thee More Stately Mansions" - = another > summer hymn request from the congregation - is this a hymn? Or mebbe a > vocal solo? Does anyone know where I could find the words & music?   Fran:   Google search:   Build Thee More Stately Mansions (Mark Andrews) Song from a publication entitled The First Book of Baritone/Bass Solos - Part II Edition: Vocal Collection Book & CD Package 128 pages Publisher: G. Schirmer, Inc. ISBN: 0634020536 UPC: 73999837889   The origins of the phrase appear to be:   AUTHOR: Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)   QUOTATION: Build thee more stately mansions, O my soul, As the swift seasons roll! Leave thy low-vaulted past! Let each new temple, nobler than the last, Shut thee from heaven with a dome more vast, Till thou at length art free, Leaving thine outgrown shell by life's unresting sea!   ATTRIBUTION: The chambered Nautilus.   I haven't found an on-line (free) source for the music, however it is available for sale:   <http://music.netstoreusa.com/songs/9504/HL50483788~999137.shtml>   CHEERS! Blair...     -- "The only good deeds you can be certain of accomplishing are the ones you = do today. No good deed is so small that it isn't better than the grandest = intention."      
(back) Subject: Re: OrganMaster Shoes From: <Keys4bach@aol.com> Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 23:01:16 EDT   no URL for Capezio's as i buy them from the closeset capezio dance store.   this last pair were from Cinti store. if i find one i will post it.   dale in florida  
(back) Subject: Re: Thanx for the help on "Love Lifted Me" - now for "Build Thee More Stately Mansions" From: "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu> Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 23:12:22 -0400   on 8/12/04 10:40 PM, Blair Anderson at bda@shaw.ca wrote:     > Build thee more stately mansions, O my soul, > As the swift seasons roll! > Leave thy low-vaulted past! > Let each new temple, nobler than the last, > Shut thee from heaven with a dome more vast, > Till thou at length art free, > Leaving thine outgrown shell by life's unresting sea! > > ATTRIBUTION: The chambered Nautilus. >   Sounds like an argument for reincarnation--hardly suitable for a Christian service of worship! ;-)     Randy Runyon Music Director Zion Lutheran Church Hamilton, Ohio runyonr@muohio.edu