PipeChat Digest #4694 - Friday, August 13, 2004
 
The Royal Phone
  by "John Foss" <harkat@kat.forthnet.gr>
wir glauben
  by "James Nerstheimer" <enigma1685@yahoo.com>
Re: wir glauben
  by <Gfc234@aol.com>
Re: OrganMaster Shoes
  by "Octaaf" <octaaf@charter.net>
Re: OrganMaster Shoes
  by "Shirley" <pnst.shirley@verizon.net>
RE: OrganMaster Shoes
  by "LBoekeloo" <lboekeloo@triton.net>
RE: OrganMaster Shoes
  by "Shirley" <pnst.shirley@verizon.net>
Re: OrganMaster Shoes
  by <DERREINETOR@aol.com>
Re: Aug 15th Music?
  by <DERREINETOR@aol.com>
Re: OrganMaster Shoes
  by "Alicia Zeilenga" <azeilenga@theatreorgans.com>
The Chambered Nautilus
  by "First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois" <kzrev@rr1.net>
Proper Organ Footwear
  by "Charlie Lester" <crl@137.com>
Proper Footwear
  by "Gary Black" <gblack@ocslink.com>
Re: wir glauben: two versions of the chorale
  by "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu>
Re: wir glauben: two versions of the chorale
  by "Richard Jordan" <mail@gesangbuch.org>
"More Stately Mansions=EE
  by "James M. Dahlgren" <jmdkimo@yahoo.com>
Plainchant Accompaniment & Historical Instuments/Builders (X-Posted)
  by "James M. Dahlgren" <jmdkimo@yahoo.com>
Re: Prague Organ Festival
  by "Mark W. McClellan" <omicron@prairieinet.net>
Re: Prague Organ Festival
  by "Mark W. McClellan" <omicron@prairieinet.net>
Re: Plainchant Accompaniment & Historical Instuments/Builders	(X-Posted)
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Swedes as Minorities
  by "Robert Lind" <lindr@core.com>
Re: OrganMaster Shoes
  by "Larry Wheelock" <llwheels@mac.com>
Re: Proper Organ Footwear
  by <PMMGBOB@aol.com>
Re: Florsheim / OrganMaster Shoes
  by "David Evangelides" <davide@theatreorgans.com>
Re: Plainchant Accompaniment & Historical Instuments/Builders (X-Posted)
  by "M Fox" <ophicleide16@direcway.com>
 

(back) Subject: The Royal Phone From: "John Foss" <harkat@kat.forthnet.gr> Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 12:08:34 +0300   Unfortunately we do not have the Royal Telephone in our hymnbook in the Church of St Agnostopoulos, but I offer the following, which can be sung = to the tune of "O God our help in ages past" (St Anne)   The Royal Phone sits by the throne It's used by all and sundry It's cymbalstern diverts the air From other sounds more thundery   Commodious tiles surround its frame Gedeckt with dainty flowers A pile of magazines to read Help while away the hours   The gleaming taps reflected shine In polished glass and metal The air is kept more fragrant still By aromatic petal   And then at last the time will come The call will go to many Come use our phone; 'tis next the throne And only costs a penny.   John Foss      
(back) Subject: wir glauben From: "James Nerstheimer" <enigma1685@yahoo.com> Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 03:28:31 -0700 (PDT)   I have encountered two versions of this chorale prelude, both attributed to Bach and Krebs. I always preferred the one with the double-pedaling.   Does anyone have a score they could scan and email me?   jim O):^D     =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D There let the pealing organ blow To the full voic=92d quire below, In service high, and anthems cleer, And may with sweetness, through mine ear, Dissolve me into extasies, And bring all Heav=92n before mine eyes.     --John Milton     __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Mail is new and improved - Check it out! http://promotions.yahoo.com/new_mail  
(back) Subject: Re: wir glauben From: <Gfc234@aol.com> Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 07:01:01 EDT   In a message dated 8/13/2004 5:29:03 AM Central Daylight Time, enigma1685@yahoo.com writes:   I have encountered two versions of this chorale prelude, both attributed to Bach and Krebs. I always preferred the one with the double-pedaling.   Does anyone have a score they could scan and email me?       Jim-pay a visit to the dear olde NIU Music library-second floor-there you =   will find it in both Peters and Dupre editions. 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: Re: OrganMaster Shoes From: "Octaaf" <octaaf@charter.net> Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 06:59:46 -0500   Thanks!   Tim ----- Original Message -----=20 From: Keys4bach@aol.com=20 To: pipechat@pipechat.org=20 Sent: Thursday, August 12, 2004 10:01 PM Subject: Re: OrganMaster Shoes     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: OrganMaster Shoes From: "Shirley" <pnst.shirley@verizon.net> Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 10:36:44 -0400   I just began using Organmasters in the past several months (after too many = years of stocking feet and ballet slippers), ordered through their website. The =   company's representatives are very pleasant to deal with. My shoes were = back- ordered, but the customer rep that I dealt with kept me informed when the = shoes would be arriving. She communicated with me by both e-mail and by phone.   And the shoes fit PERFECTLY. I wish I could find street shoes that fit as =   comfortably.   --Shirley   On 12 Aug 2004 at 16:01, Paul R. Swank expounded: > 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.      
(back) Subject: RE: OrganMaster Shoes From: "LBoekeloo" <lboekeloo@triton.net> Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 10:46:57 -0400   I needed a wide width shoe so I ordered the next size up. They fit great and I can hardly play the organ without them.   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of Shirley Sent: Friday, August 13, 2004 10:37 AM To: PipeChat Subject: Re: OrganMaster Shoes   I just began using Organmasters in the past several months (after too many years of stocking feet and ballet slippers), ordered through their website. The company's representatives are very pleasant to deal with. My shoes were back- ordered, but the customer rep that I dealt with kept me informed when the shoes would be arriving. She communicated with me by both e-mail and by phone.   And the shoes fit PERFECTLY. I wish I could find street shoes that fit as comfortably.   --Shirley   On 12 Aug 2004 at 16:01, Paul R. Swank expounded: > 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.       ****************************************************************** "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: "Shirley" <pnst.shirley@verizon.net> Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 10:54:07 -0400       On 13 Aug 2004 at 10:46, LBoekeloo expounded:   > I needed a wide width shoe so I ordered the next size up. They fit > great and I can hardly play the organ without them.     I need a wide width too. I ordered my normal size in a wide width AND = sent them measurements of my foot as they indicated on the website. And these fit unbelievably well right out of the box.   And I'm rather amazed at my transition from stocking foot to shoe. It's = much easier to play in these than without them. I'm a big fan of them.   --Shirley    
(back) Subject: Re: OrganMaster Shoes From: <DERREINETOR@aol.com> Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 10:56:19 EDT   Folks,   While I agree that OrganMaster shoes are great, here's a way to get a pair = of suitable shoes in a hurry:   Having LOST a pair in a move two years ago, and needing something to play = in in a hurry, I visited a well-respected dance shoe shop here in Boston. I = told them I was an organist and was supplied with a pair of suitable ersatz = organ pumps in a hurry. The salesman knew just what I needed and just how they = should fit (looser fit than for dancing, it turns out--for dancing, they should = have been a size too small or some-such) and they are a great "second pair" to keep on hand.   Keep the dancing pump suppliers in mind for emergencies!   Pax, Bill H. Boston  
(back) Subject: Re: Aug 15th Music? From: <DERREINETOR@aol.com> Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 11:30:42 EDT   Paul,   Hats off to the Tournemire! A wonderful piece, indeed!   I do try to do a Titcomb piece (or two) for major feasts for the very = reasons you describe. However, in the service of honesty, it must be pointed out = that the organ at St. John's, as it currently exists, is NOT exactly "Titcomb's =   organ" (though it IS Titcomb's acoustical environment and there are = parishioners who remember both him and his style of playing).   The Hutchings at St. John's has undergone two major alterations; one under =   Titcomb in 1930 (when it was moved from the chancel to the gallery and electrified by Hook--apparently, Titcomb had complained steadily about = it's "heavy and unresponsive action" from 1910 until the 1930 alteration) and one between = 1967 and 1972 under his protege Sally Slade Warner (Organist and Choirmaster = from ca. 1960 to 1985). Titcomb retired in 1960 and died on December 31, 1968 = but continued to compose and publish for several years after his retirement = from St. John's and Boston University. This second alteration included a re-trackerization and significant tonal alteration, by Philip A. Beaudry. = In fact, very little remains unaltered from the orginal Hutchings pipework. The current console, including keydesks and drawknobs are Hook.   The registrations, tempi and dynamics I use to play Titcomb at St. John's = are from Sally Slade Warner, though I DO use my own instincts to vary them. At =   St. John's, this is about as close as one can get to how they would have = sounded on the "old" organ under Titcomb. "Old Timers" at St. John's tell me I get =   pretty darned close to what they remember. It is significant to note that = from 1985 until last year, Titcomb was not heard at all at St. John's, to the = best of my knowledge.   Pax, Bill Harris SJE, Bowdoin St., Boston.        
(back) Subject: Re: OrganMaster Shoes From: "Alicia Zeilenga" <azeilenga@theatreorgans.com> Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 11:42:30 -0500   The problem for women with using dance shoes is that the heel tapers. I have two pairs at home from my years of character dancing, and occasionally I have worn them to play for church. My experience is that it is easier to play in socks.   My dance shoes are much looser than my Organmaster shoes, so I prefer to dance in my organ shoes too. :-)   Alicia Zeilenga       -----Original Message----- From: DERREINETOR@aol.com To: pipechat@pipechat.org Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 10:56:19 EDT Subject: Re: OrganMaster Shoes   The salesman knew just what I needed and just how > they should > fit (looser fit than for dancing, it turns out--for dancing, they > should have > been a size too small or some-such) and they are a great "second pair" > to > keep on hand. > > Keep the dancing pump suppliers in mind for emergencies! > > Pax, > Bill H. > Boston >      
(back) Subject: The Chambered Nautilus From: "First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois" <kzrev@rr1.net> Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 11:54:55 -0500   Actually, Randy, I think the reference in Holmes' poem, The Chambered Nautilus is not to some sort of reincarnation, but a comparison of the growth pattern of the chambered nautilus with the spiritual growth of the person. Holmes' is considered one of the "transcendentalist" school, and I don't know that his theology was narrowly orthodox-not sure what it was, frankly. From a Christian perspective, the poem is probably not as grace-oriented as those of you in the Lutheran traditions are accustomed to.   Holmes was a physician and quite interested in science. It seems to have been believed in his time that the chambered nautilus eventually outgrew its shell entirely and moved into the "freedom" of living without a shell. Holmes' father was a minister-probably Congregationalist or Universalist. His son, btw, was a Supreme Court Justice.   The complete poem is below. The last stanza is often quoted at funerals and appears in some minister's funeral manuals.   Dennis Steckley   "THE CHAMBERED NAUTILUS"   This is the ship of pearl, which, poets feign, Sail the unshadowed main,-- The venturous bark that flings On the sweet summer wind its purpled wings In gulfs enchanted, where the Siren sings, And coral reefs lie bare, Where the cold sea-maids rise to sun their streaming hair.   Its webs of living gauze no more unfurl; Wrecked is the ship of pearl! And every chambered cell, Where its dim dreaming life was wont to dwell, As the frail tenant shaped his growing shell, Before thee lies revealed,-- Its irised ceiling rent, its sunless crypt unsealed!   Year after year beheld the silent toil That spread his lustrous coil; Still, as the spiral grew, He left the past year's dwelling for the new, Stole with soft step its shining archway through, Built up its idle door, Stretched in his last-found home, and knew the old no more.   Thanks for the heavenly message brought by thee, Child of the wandering sea, Cast from her lap, forlorn! From thy dead lips a clearer note is born Than ever Triton blew from wreathed horn; While on mine ear it rings, Through the deep caves of thought I hear a voice that sings:--   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!   By Oliver Wendall Holmes (1809-94).      
(back) Subject: Proper Organ Footwear From: "Charlie Lester" <crl@137.com> Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 02:44:11 -0700   I think Ethel Smith had the right idea --- spiked high heels.   SEE http://theatreorgans.com/hammond/ethel/        
(back) Subject: Proper Footwear From: "Gary Black" <gblack@ocslink.com> Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 13:23:36 -0500   When I was young, the organist at First Baptist in my hometown also played the Hammond for a nightclub on Sat. night. She would wear short,strapless cocktail dresses and spiked heels to play the Gratian organ for Sunday. = The church was built on the Akron plan so the console was on the main floor to the right of the alter area. Lots of men wanted to sit next to the = console or as near as they could. After a few Sundays of this, a modesty gate = like thing was fastened to the left side of the console covering the pedalboard all the way up to the great manual. lol, lol She would occasionally = play a pedal note or two and just kind of stab at them with here pointed toe. = Oh what fun that was. lol. She didn't last too long at First Baptist. Just thought we needed a laugh here. Gary    
(back) Subject: Re: wir glauben: two versions of the chorale From: "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu> Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 14:54:27 -0400   > I have encountered two versions of this chorale > prelude, both attributed to Bach and Krebs. I always > preferred the one with the double-pedaling. >=20 > Does anyone have a score they could scan and email me?   There are two chorales that begin with the words 'Wir glauben all' an einem Gott": =20   1. the older one by Martin Luther with the very lengthy stanza structure and (in my opinion) melody that's difficult to sing. It is the basis of the Bach chorale preludes in _Clavier=FCbung_, iii, one of which is the famous Giant Fugue on ...."   2. the lesser-known one, often differentiated from Luther's by the commonl= y used title "Wir glauben all' an einem Gott, Vater. The text is by Tobias Clausnitzer, 1668, and the melody from Darmstadt, 1699, according to the current hymnal of the Evangelische Kirche Sachsens (the Lutheran Church in Saxony, which includes Dresden and Leipzig). This melody has six verse lines, with all notes within each phrase in equal rhythm and is easy to sing. In movable-do syllables:   Me / mi sol fa me / re re mi / Re mi fa mi / re re do   Mi fa sol fa / mi re me Re mi fa me / re re mi   (high) do (high) do ti ti / la la sol sol sol fa mi / re re do.   This is the basis of the double-pedals _Choralvorspiel_ that appears in the older editions of the complete Bach organ works as BWV 740, but it is more than likely by Krebs and not by Bach. The Peter Williams volume on the Bach chorale preludes does not include it.   I like the work intensely and played it on my OHS recital in Lancaster in 2003 for the purpose of showing off the 8' Violoncello stop on the 1891 Carl Barckhoff at St. Joseph Church there. Indeed, I find it one of the more beautiful chorale preludes I know.   This second version appears in the hymnal of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, _Christian Worship_, 1993, the only major American hymnal to include it, if I have my information right.   Cordially,   Karl E. Moyer Lancaster PA    
(back) Subject: Re: wir glauben: two versions of the chorale From: "Richard Jordan" <mail@gesangbuch.org> Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 15:09:25 -0500   At 02:54 PM 8/13/04 -0400, you wrote: > This second version appears in the hymnal of the Wisconsin Evangelical >Lutheran Synod, _Christian Worship_, 1993, the only major American = hymnal >to include it, if I have my information right.   the second one also appears in Lutheran Worship and also in The Lutheran Hymnal both of which includes both hymn tunes       Regards, Richard Jordan   http://www.Lutheran-Hymnal.com http://www.OnJordansBanks.com  
(back) Subject: "More Stately Mansions=EE From: "James M. Dahlgren" <jmdkimo@yahoo.com> Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 14:18:58 -0700 (PDT)   Friends,   While on the Subject of =93More Stately Mansions=94 let us not forget the wonderful organ sonata on =93The Chambered Nautilus=94 by H. J. Stewart nor the cantata by Mrs. H. H. A. Beach; her Opus 66. I see that there is also another cantata on the same by Deems Taylor, and solo voice settings of =93More Stately Mansions=94 by Gordon Young and Mark Andrews. The Stewart sonata was one of John McCreary=92s (former Organist of St. Andrew=92s Cathedral, Honolulu) favorites and he played it often. It is a forgotten gem that it well worth learning. Audiences love it!   In His Peace -James   =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D "In the end we shall have had enough of cynicism, skepticism and humbug = and we shall all want to live more musically" - Vincent Van Gogh   James Milne Dahlgren 225 East 3rd Street, Apartment 7 San Angelo, Texas (325) 212-4343     __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? New and Improved Yahoo! Mail - 100MB free storage! http://promotions.yahoo.com/new_mail  
(back) Subject: Plainchant Accompaniment & Historical Instuments/Builders (X-Posted) From: "James M. Dahlgren" <jmdkimo@yahoo.com> Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 14:24:15 -0700 (PDT)   Fellow list members,   1) I would be interested is hearing from list members their opinion as to the best book on plainsong/plainchant accompaniment on the organ. (I know this a "touchy" subject and that there are those who are adamant that is should be strictly acapella, that is not this issue. Sometimes the luxury of "correct" performance is not available. For example: which is more "user friendly," in your opinion; F.Peeters or J. Arnold? What is your opinion as to the merits of Titcomb over Douglas?   2) I was at a recent dinner and sat next to someone who is on the Postal Service Commission that advises the Postmaster General on commemorative stamps. I noted that the US doesn't have very many Pipe Organs on its stamps (say compared to many Easter European Countries). If one were to lobby for postage stamps with US Builders &/or Instruments, whom and what would you suggest? Bear in mind that 1) the USPS doesn't usually have living persons on it stamps, the 9/11 & the Disney/Warner Brothers stamps being rare exceptions; and 2) the USPS usually operates on 50 & 100th anniversaries. 2a) What forth coming (5-10 years out) anniversary (50, 100,1500 in historical US builders is worthy of commemoration? 2b) What instruments would you propose for a postage stamp and why? 2c) The USPS usually includes in a series minority representation. Which minority builder(s) would you suggest? OR Which instrument by a minority builder would you propose? (N.B. "minority" would include women as well as persons of color.)   As Always, "Inquiring Minds Want to Know!"     =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D "In the end we shall have had enough of cynicism, skepticism and humbug = and we shall all want to live more musically" - Vincent Van Gogh   James Milne Dahlgren 225 East 3rd Street, Apartment 7 San Angelo, Texas (325) 212-4343     __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Mail is new and improved - Check it out! http://promotions.yahoo.com/new_mail  
(back) Subject: Re: Prague Organ Festival From: "Mark W. McClellan" <omicron@prairieinet.net> Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 17:21:39 -0500   No, I read it in my online newspaper, the Prague Post. I didn;t have the Bossi numbers, but I can get you copies when I'm in Turin next month. Mark ----- Original Message ----- From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> To: "'PipeChat'" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Thursday, August 12, 2004 5:29 PM Subject: RE: Prague Organ Festival     > 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 > > > > > ****************************************************************** > "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: Prague Organ Festival From: "Mark W. McClellan" <omicron@prairieinet.net> Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 17:22:29 -0500   That was supposed to be private. Sorry folks.  
(back) Subject: Re: Plainchant Accompaniment & Historical Instuments/Builders (X-Posted) From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 18:32:42 -0400   On 8/13/04 5:24 PM, "James M. Dahlgren" <jmdkimo@yahoo.com> wrote:   > (N.B. "minority" would include women as well as persons of color.)   But not Swedes?   Alan    
(back) Subject: Swedes as Minorities From: "Robert Lind" <lindr@core.com> Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 17:59:10 -0500   If one looks for the amount of Swedish organ music played in the USA, = there is no doubt that it qualifies as minority literature. To help change that just a tiny bit, I'm playing an all-Scandinavian organ recital at North = Park Covenant Church, Chicago, on October 17.   So rare is such an event for us Swedes that I have friends coming in from the state New York for the recital.   Robert Lind   ----- Original Message ----- From: Alan Freed <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Friday, August 13, 2004 5:32 PM Subject: Re: Plainchant Accompaniment & Historical Instuments/Builders(X-Posted)     > On 8/13/04 5:24 PM, "James M. Dahlgren" <jmdkimo@yahoo.com> wrote: > > > (N.B. "minority" would include women as well as persons of color.) > > But not Swedes? > > Alan    
(back) Subject: Re: OrganMaster Shoes From: "Larry Wheelock" <llwheels@mac.com> Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 18:37:17 -0500     I have worn OrganMaster shoes for years and years now and intend to continue doing so.   Recently however, I found myself separated from my OrganMasters by some 75 miles and faced with the task of playing a wedding at the last minute for a colleague who was indisposed. I had in my closet a 35-year-old pair of Florsheim shoes which I had worn before I discovered the OrganMasters. They were boxed-up and had shoe-trees in them so they were in pretty good condition. (OK now everyone knows what a pack-rat I am) They worked just fine for the wedding and I decided to try them out at practice.   I am currently learning (for the first time) the Guilmant 1st Sonata, and I discovered that these shoes with the stiffer soles worked much better at the playing of pedal chords which the piece requires. I'm thinking of doing the whole recital in the Florsheims.   Anyone else have this experience with a 'stiffer' sole or observations about it?   Larry Wheelock Director of Music Ministries Kenwood United Methodist Church Milwaukee, Wisconsin musicdirector@kenwood-umc.org  
(back) Subject: Re: Proper Organ Footwear From: <PMMGBOB@aol.com> Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 19:52:59 EDT   as did the late, great Jeanne Demessieux - well not spiked, but quite = high. But then, she wore lipstick too <G> ELucas  
(back) Subject: Re: Florsheim / OrganMaster Shoes From: "David Evangelides" <davide@theatreorgans.com> Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 18:42:52 -0600   Larry,   I have a 25 yr old pair of patent leather Florsheim slip-ons (loafers). Originally for my wedding, they work great on the organ. Keeping the soles fresh and only used on carpet, they're as good as new. The soles are light, and width is narrower than my daily boots.   Good luck on the Florshiem Suite!!! David E   David G. Evangelides Fulfillment Manager International Bible Society 719-867-2729 (Sent by wireless T-Mobile Sidekick)     On Fri, 13 Aug 2004 5:40pm, Larry Wheelock wrote: > I had in my closet a 35-year-old pair of Florsheim shoes. . . I'm thinking of doing the whole recital in the Florsheims. > > Larry Wheelock > Director of Music Ministries > Kenwood United Methodist Church     David E   David Evangelides Fulfillment Manager International Bible Society 719-867-2729 (Sent by wireless T-Mobile Sidekick)  
(back) Subject: Re: Plainchant Accompaniment & Historical Instuments/Builders (X-Posted) From: "M Fox" <ophicleide16@direcway.com> Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 17:43:11 -0700     ----- Original Message ----- From: "James M. Dahlgren" <jmdkimo@yahoo.com> > 2) I was at a recent dinner and sat next to someone > who is on the Postal Service Commission that advises > the Postmaster General on commemorative stamps. I > noted that the US doesn't have very many Pipe Organs > on its stamps (say compared to many Easter European > Countries). If one were to lobby for postage stamps > with US Builders &/or Instruments, whom and what would > you suggest? Bear in mind that 1) the USPS doesn't > usually have living persons on it stamps, the 9/11 & > the Disney/Warner Brothers stamps being rare > exceptions;   Unless I'm remembering very badly, the USPS has an inviolable rule against putting an identifiable living person on a stamp.   MAF