PipeChat Digest #4972 - Tuesday, December 7, 2004
 
Re: nomenclature
  by "bobelms" <bobelms@westnet.com.au>
Re: nomenclature
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@swbell.net>
Re: nomenclature
  by "bobelms" <bobelms@westnet.com.au>
Re: nomenclature
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@swbell.net>
Re: nomenclature
  by "bobelms" <bobelms@westnet.com.au>
funerals and music
  by "First Christian Church of Casey, IL" <kzrev@rr1.net>
Re: Funeral Home Organs
  by "John Foss" <harkat@kat.forthnet.gr>
 

(back) Subject: Re: nomenclature From: "bobelms" <bobelms@westnet.com.au> Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2004 13:00:23 +0800   Stan, I'm blessed if I can remember the whole name but it started with = Rauchs........ I think. I have the speci here somehwere and I'll try to = find it. Bob Elms. ----- Original Message -----=20 From: Wuxuzusu@aol.com=20 To: bobelms@westnet.com.au ; pipechat@pipechat.org=20 Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2004 8:59 AM Subject: nomenclature     Bob,=20 Thanks. What is the stop named? Was it installed to help the organist = through choir practices, keep him (her) warm during mid week practice = sessions in the cold German winters, or were his working conditions that = bad? Stan Krider     bobelms writes:   Ratzburg (sp?) Cathedral has one but it is not called Bourbon. BE.  
(back) Subject: Re: nomenclature From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@swbell.net> Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2004 23:04:57 -0600   I think this would be Rausch. Rausch means "rustling" as in the organ = stops Rauschquint, Rauschpfeife, etc., but it also means "Alcohol." = Rieger built a few organs that had a stop named "Rausch", which when = pulled would open a panel and reveal a couple of glasses and a bottle of = the hard stuff.   John Speller=20 ----- Original Message -----=20 From: bobelms=20 To: Wuxuzusu@aol.com ; pipechat@pipechat.org ; = PIPORG-L@listserv.albany.edu=20 Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 11:00 PM Subject: Re: nomenclature     Stan, I'm blessed if I can remember the whole name but it started with = Rauchs........ I think. I have the speci here somehwere and I'll try to = find it. Bob Elms. ----- Original Message -----=20 From: Wuxuzusu@aol.com=20 To: bobelms@westnet.com.au ; pipechat@pipechat.org=20 Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2004 8:59 AM Subject: nomenclature     Bob,=20 Thanks. What is the stop named? Was it installed to help the = organist through choir practices, keep him (her) warm during mid week = practice sessions in the cold German winters, or were his working = conditions that bad? Stan Krider     bobelms writes:   Ratzburg (sp?) Cathedral has one but it is not called Bourbon. BE.  
(back) Subject: Re: nomenclature From: "bobelms" <bobelms@westnet.com.au> Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2004 13:01:51 +0800   Oops! Forgot the second question. They said it was to keep the organist = warm. I wonder if there were a few wrong notes at the end of the service = on a very cold day??? Bob Elms. ----- Original Message -----=20 From: Wuxuzusu@aol.com=20 To: bobelms@westnet.com.au ; pipechat@pipechat.org=20 Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2004 8:59 AM Subject: nomenclature     Bob,=20 Thanks. What is the stop named? Was it installed to help the organist = through choir practices, keep him (her) warm during mid week practice = sessions in the cold German winters, or were his working conditions that = bad? Stan Krider     bobelms writes:   Ratzburg (sp?) Cathedral has one but it is not called Bourbon. BE.  
(back) Subject: Re: nomenclature From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@swbell.net> Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2004 23:20:33 -0600   It depends. I have come across a few organists -- one very eminent = retired English cathedral organist in particular (whom I hesitate to = name since he is still alive) -- who can play the organ much better when = drunk than sober.   John Speller=20 ----- Original Message -----=20 From: bobelms=20 To: Wuxuzusu@aol.com ; pipechat@pipechat.org ; = PIPORG-L@listserv.albany.edu=20 Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 11:01 PM Subject: Re: nomenclature     Oops! Forgot the second question. They said it was to keep the = organist warm. I wonder if there were a few wrong notes at the end of = the service on a very cold day??? Bob Elms. ----- Original Message -----=20 From: Wuxuzusu@aol.com=20 To: bobelms@westnet.com.au ; pipechat@pipechat.org=20 Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2004 8:59 AM Subject: nomenclature     Bob,=20 Thanks. What is the stop named? Was it installed to help the = organist through choir practices, keep him (her) warm during mid week = practice sessions in the cold German winters, or were his working = conditions that bad? Stan Krider  
(back) Subject: Re: nomenclature From: "bobelms" <bobelms@westnet.com.au> Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2004 13:22:10 +0800   Stan, I found this reference to the Ratzburg Cathedral organ on the = Tintern Village Website. Sprcific mention is made of the stop which = produces the bottle of whisky.   Bob Elms.   The notes enclosed with a superb cassette of organ music, include the = full specification of the organ. The instrument concerned is at Ratzburg = Cathedral, West Germany. It is clearly a well endowed instrument with = four manuals and fifty speaking stops.=20 One of these catches the eye of even the least musical listener. It is = called, in German of course, "Rauschwerk" and a footnote explains that = it is a stop which, when pulled, opens a small drinks drawer!=20 =20   ----- Original Message -----=20 From: Wuxuzusu@aol.com=20 To: bobelms@westnet.com.au ; pipechat@pipechat.org=20 Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2004 8:59 AM Subject: nomenclature     Bob,=20 Thanks. What is the stop named? Was it installed to help the organist = through choir practices, keep him (her) warm during mid week practice = sessions in the cold German winters, or were his working conditions that = bad? Stan Krider    
(back) Subject: funerals and music From: "First Christian Church of Casey, IL" <kzrev@rr1.net> Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2004 23:41:29 -0600   Somebody on this list (or another?) last year posted a note about a = funeral for a rather flamboyant gay member of the parish, and one of the hymns = used was "God Save the Queen."   I'll bet it brought more than a smile to the faces of the congregation!   Dennis Steckley Lover of Cats, Pipe Organs & 1940-65 Sewing Machines    
(back) Subject: Re: Funeral Home Organs From: "John Foss" <harkat@kat.forthnet.gr> Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2004 08:58:02 +0200   The Golders Green Crematorium (West Chapel), Hoop Lane, London, NW11 7NL = has a two manual Hill Norman and Beard pipe organ, parts of which date back to =   the century old Norman and Beard instrument originally installed. The = pipes are situated in the West Gallery, with the console at the front of the chapel. It incorporates pipework from the century old Norman & Beard organ =   installed in 1904. With 29 speaking stops, it is quite large for a = funeral parlour instrument. It has two sets of celestes on the swell and a Trumpet =   available on both the Swell and the Great, presumably to help the bereaved =   through the pearly gates and give a flavour of the Last Trump. Despite having been restored in 2000, it was not in good condition when I played it in May this year. There were sticking sliders and notes off. = Most of the funerals seemed to be of Indians, who preferred canned music from a =   CD. It would be a good instrument for the role it is intended to fill were =   it in better working order, John Foss http://www.organsandorganistsonline.com/