PipeChat Digest #4974 - Tuesday, December 7, 2004
 
RE: Organs in Hospitals
  by "Andrew Mead" <mead@eagle.ca>
Re:I wonder what Funeral Homes have pipe organs?
  by <RMB10@aol.com>
Re: Playing Your Funeral Music?
  by "Andy Lawrence" <andy@ablorgans.com>
Re: Playing Your Funeral Music?
  by "Arie Vandenberg" <ArieV@ClassicOrgan.com>
Re: Organs in Hospitals
  by <Gardum@aol.com>
Re: Organs in Hospitals
  by "Travis L. Evans" <tlevans95@charter.net>
nomenclature
  by "First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois" <kzrev@rr1.net>
Re: Go Tell It on the Mountain
  by "Beau Surratt" <Beau.Surratt@theatreorgans.com>
Re: nomenclature
  by "Jan Nijhuis" <nijhuis@email.com>
resources for Episcopal church musicians
  by "Liquescent" <quilisma@cox.net>
Re: Joke stops (old, but still cute!)
  by <DERREINETOR@aol.com>
funeral homes
  by "First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois" <kzrev@rr1.net>
 

(back) Subject: RE: Organs in Hospitals From: "Andrew Mead" <mead@eagle.ca> Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2004 10:59:55 -0500   I know of two in Toronto, both located in the hospitals' chapels and both affiliated with the RC Church. One in St. Michaels on Bond Street and another in St. Joseph's. Both = organs are Casavants, very small and of "unit" design and electro-pneumatic = action. AjMead   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of Daniel Hancock Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2004 10:43 AM To: PipeChat Subject: Organs in Hospitals     I once read the description of what appeared to be a very lovely small organ in a hospital chapel. I have no remembrance of what or where it = was, though I seem to recall that it was a restored 19th-century instrument in = a free-standing case.       Anyone know of such an instrument? And if not, what about other = hospital chapels that have pipe organs? Of course, the most famous example may be the Alexandre Thierry organ at the Chapel of Ste-Louis at Les Invalides, Paris, where Napoleon is buried. You can see pictures of it at:   http://www.manufacture-orgues.fr/Inval.htm       Our local St. John's hospital in Springfield has a lovely chapel on the 5th floor. It's a wing of it's own, sitting on the 4th floor roof, kind = of like an ell to the main building. Built in the 1950's, it has a plaster coffered barrel-vault ceiling, stained glass windows, marble paneling and columns, and terrazzo floors. All which make for quite a stunning = acoustic. Too, it has an organ/choir loft, but no organ (save a Hammond in the = front).       Let's hear about hospital organs. Do many exist?       Daniel Hancock   Springfield, Missouri          
(back) Subject: Re:I wonder what Funeral Homes have pipe organs? From: <RMB10@aol.com> Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2004 11:06:57 EST   > Have you ever seen a pipe organ in a Funeral Home? Can you describe >it? I know they exist. I've never seen one. I'm curious I guess = because I >grew up in a Funeral Home and never heard of a pipe organ in one.   Go to www.nortonfuneralofcheraw.com click on the facilities page and = you'll see one on the very first picture.   Monty Bennett  
(back) Subject: Re: Playing Your Funeral Music? From: "Andy Lawrence" <andy@ablorgans.com> Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2004 11:09:12 -0500   On Tue, 7 Dec 2004 08:40:43 -0600, F. Richard Burt wrote > Glenda: > > > I really am going to have to look outside this list for someone > to play > > my funeral. Geez - and that was the reason I signed on in the > first > > place! > > How morbid! <grins> >   I know a guy who played the organ at his own wedding, so I was thinking = I'd just do the organ playing at my funeral. ;)   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: Playing Your Funeral Music? From: "Arie Vandenberg" <ArieV@ClassicOrgan.com> Date: Tue, 07 Dec 2004 11:17:54 -0500   At 11:09 AM 2004-12-07 -0500, you wrote: >On Tue, 7 Dec 2004 08:40:43 -0600, F. Richard Burt wrote > > Glenda: > > > > > I really am going to have to look outside this list for someone > > to play > > > my funeral. Geez - and that was the reason I signed on in the > > first > > > place! > > > > How morbid! <grins> > > > >I know a guy who played the organ at his own wedding, so I was thinking = I'd >just do the organ playing at my funeral. ;) > >A.B.Lawrence Pipe Organ Service >PO Box 111 >Burlington, VT 05402 >(802)578-3936 >Visit our website at www.ablorgans.com   Andy,   It will have to be an open casket funeral, for you to be able to hop out, and then climb back in.   Alternatively, you could MIDI sequence the music for the service. I'm = sure it has already happened this way.   Arie V.      
(back) Subject: Re: Organs in Hospitals From: <Gardum@aol.com> Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2004 11:21:38 EST   The hospital in La Porte, Indiana has a recent Kegg organ (2m..maybe 7 ranks?...not sure) in its new chapel.  
(back) Subject: Re: Organs in Hospitals From: "Travis L. Evans" <tlevans95@charter.net> Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2004 10:30:31 -0600   Here in St. Louis at St. Johns Mercy, I believe its a small Wicks in = their chapel. Though the only time I've been in there, the console was = locked.   Travis ----- Original Message -----=20 From: Daniel Hancock=20 To: PipeChat=20 Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2004 9:42 AM Subject: Organs in Hospitals     I once read the description of what appeared to be a very lovely small = organ in a hospital chapel. I have no remembrance of what or where it = was, though I seem to recall that it was a restored 19th-century = instrument in a free-standing case.       Anyone know of such an instrument? And if not, what about other = hospital chapels that have pipe organs? Of course, the most famous = example may be the Alexandre Thierry organ at the Chapel of Ste-Louis at = Les Invalides, Paris, where Napoleon is buried. You can see pictures of = it at:=20   http://www.manufacture-orgues.fr/Inval.htm       Our local St. John's hospital in Springfield has a lovely chapel on = the 5th floor. It's a wing of it's own, sitting on the 4th floor roof, = kind of like an ell to the main building. Built in the 1950's, it has a = plaster coffered barrel-vault ceiling, stained glass windows, marble = paneling and columns, and terrazzo floors. All which make for quite a = stunning acoustic. Too, it has an organ/choir loft, but no organ (save = a Hammond in the front). =20       Let's hear about hospital organs. Do many exist?       Daniel Hancock   Springfield, Missouri          
(back) Subject: nomenclature From: "First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois" <kzrev@rr1.net> Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2004 11:30:57 -0600   Maybe we should do like autos and adopt those silly little pictures........nah, they take forever to figure out! Although I had a car once with a switch marked with a little martini glass!!   Turned out to be a power antenna switch......the "stem" was the antenna and the bowl of the glass was the radio wave.   Dennis Steckley   "Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."--Dr. Seuss        
(back) Subject: Re: Go Tell It on the Mountain From: "Beau Surratt" <Beau.Surratt@theatreorgans.com> Date: Tue, 07 Dec 2004 11:48:09 -0600   Hi! There is a great jazz setting of this in the newest of the contemporary German volumes published by Concordia. I can't think of the exact name of the book, but all the settings in the volume are by Johannes Mathias Michel. If you don't know his other music and you like Jazz hymn settings, you can't go wrong by taking a look at them.     Blessings, Beau Surratt Director of Music and Organist First United Lutheran Church, ELCA 6705 Hohman Ave. Hammond, IN 46324     -----Original Message----- From: Margarete Thomsen <mthomsen@umich.edu> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org>, PIPORG-L@listserv.albany.edu Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2004 05:35:38 -0500 Subject: Go Tell It on the Mountain   > Can anyone recommend organ settings of this tune? > > MARGARETE THOMSEN > Director of Music Ministries/Liturgist > Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (ELCA) > > > ****************************************************************** > "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: nomenclature From: "Jan Nijhuis" <nijhuis@email.com> Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2004 01:58:10 +0800   Then there are the "over temperature" warnings on computers ... I don't thi= nk I can say what that pictogram looks like in mixed company.   ----- Original Message ----- From: "First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois" <kzrev@rr1.net> To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: nomenclature Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2004 11:30:57 -0600   >=20 > Maybe we should do like autos and adopt those silly little > pictures........nah, they take forever to figure out! Although I had a > car once with a switch marked with a little martini glass!! >=20 > Turned out to be a power antenna switch......the "stem" was the antenna > and the bowl of the glass was the radio wave. >=20 > Dennis Steckley >=20 > "Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."--Dr. Seuss   -- Jan Nijhuis nijhuis@email.com   --=20 ___________________________________________________________ Sign-up for Ads Free at Mail.com http://promo.mail.com/adsfreejump.htm    
(back) Subject: resources for Episcopal church musicians From: "Liquescent" <quilisma@cox.net> Date: Tue, 07 Dec 2004 10:22:12 -0800   http://theworshipwell.org/      
(back) Subject: Re: Joke stops (old, but still cute!) From: <DERREINETOR@aol.com> Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2004 13:34:52 EST     "We did joke about (but never implemented) a "Bourbon to Organist" stop = for an Episcopal church organ console (which was replete with many other amenities) for which a small sliding door would open and a shot glass = would be strategically placed on the other side!"   I'll take a "Scotch to Organist" stop on the Great, a "Sherry to Organist" = on the Swell, a "Gin to Organist" on the Choir, and an "Aspirin to Organist" = in the Pedal.   Remember the old Anglican joke: "Wherever three or four are gathered, = there's always a Fifth".   Cheers, Bill H. Boston      
(back) Subject: funeral homes From: "First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois" <kzrev@rr1.net> Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2004 12:44:39 -0600   As a clergyman, I have dealt with MANY funeral homes over the years.........some were better, some were worse (as with any business), but the only two that I felt were substandard were both owned by chains. In one case, the home's employees were seated in a public area loudly discussing their hopes to advance in the business and where they wanted to move to. Nothing wrong with the discussion, of course, but not genteel in a public area while a visitation was in progress. That's the same home that didn't take the cremated remains of the deceased to the cemetery, but gave it to the family. I did the graveside service, and even the cemetery employees said it was the first time they'd ever seen that!   And just recently, another chain, another city, the makeup on my high school sweetheart was the worst I have ever seen! A toddler playing could have done a better job! Heavy, pasty coating of some overly orange foundation..........it was awful. I would have been ashamed to show a body that looked like that! Worst I have EVER seen!   Dennis Steckley   "Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."--Dr. Seuss