PipeChat Digest #4976 - Tuesday, December 7, 2004
 
Re: Re: Organs in Hospitals
  by "Brent Johnson" <brentmj@charter.net>
Re: Organs in Hospitals
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Go tell it on the mountain
  by "Stan Yoder" <vze2myh5@verizon.net>
Re: Organs in Hospitals
  by "M Fox" <ophicleide16@direcway.com>
Go Tell It on the Mountain
  by "Pat Maimone" <patmai@juno.com>
RE: Organs in Hospitals
  by "TheShieling" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz>
Re: Organs in Hospitals
  by "Jarle Fagerheim" <jarle_fagerheim@yahoo.co.uk>
Organs in Hospitals
  by <DudelK@aol.com>
RE: Organs in Hospitals
  by "TheShieling" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz>
Re: funeral homes
  by <RMB10@aol.com>
Music List Sunday Dec 12 Lessons and Carols Immanuel Church
  by "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com>
Re: Organs in Hospitals
  by "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com>
Organs in hospitals
  by "Thomas Gregory" <tgregory@speeddial.net>
Re: Organs in Hospitals
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: Organs in Hospitals
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Organs in Hospitals
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: funeral homes
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Organs in hospitals
  by <ProOrgo53@aol.com>
Re: Organs in Hospitals
  by "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Re: Organs in Hospitals From: "Brent Johnson" <brentmj@charter.net> Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2004 14:23:51 -0500   The Wicks organ in the chapel is still there, but the console has been = replaced with an OSI model. The chapel has also had some seconds of = reverb removed with the aid of carpet, pew pads, and acoustic material. = The place is still beautiful, though. There is an airconditioning unit in = the balcony with the console, and it is hidden from view by a wonderful = wooden case worthy of any fine organ. The first time I saw it I thought = it was part of the organ, and was trying to figure out where the tone = openings must be.   The best part of that chapel is weaving one's way through the pathology = department to get to the choir loft.   Brent Johnson ORGANLive - Music of the organ on demand http://www.organlive.com     > > From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@swbell.net> > Date: 2004/12/07 Tue PM 01:51:51 EST > To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Subject: Re: Organs in Hospitals > > The St. Louis University Hospital (now owned by Tennant Healthcare) has = a very fine chapel designed by Ralph Adams Cram, and that has a Wicks too. > > John Speller > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: Travis L. Evans > To: PipeChat > Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2004 10:30 AM > Subject: Re: Organs in Hospitals > > > 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. >    
(back) Subject: Re: Organs in Hospitals From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 07 Dec 2004 14:25:43 -0500   On 12/7/04 10:42 AM, "Daniel Hancock" <dhancock@brpae.com> wrote:   > Let=B9s hear about hospital organs. Do many exist?   I couldn=B9t name one. But both Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital and St. Luke=B9= s Roosevelt Hospital in Manhattan have marvelous chapels maybe a century old; I=B9d be VERY surprised if they=B9re not equipped with respectable organs=8Bthoug= h their condition would be sheer speculation. That=B9s surely true also of the big old Episcopal and Lutheran hospitals of the same era in many eastern cities, like Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Columbus, St. Louis, Chicago, and Milwaukee.   Alan          
(back) Subject: Re: Go tell it on the mountain From: "Stan Yoder" <vze2myh5@verizon.net> Date: Tue, 07 Dec 2004 14:31:42 -0500   Diemer, in With Praise & Love, vol 1 Albrecht, in Grace Notes I Callahan, in The Christmas Tree (publ. Egan) Kerr, in CPH Laudate, vol 1   Stan Yoder Pittsburgh  
(back) Subject: Re: Organs in Hospitals From: "M Fox" <ophicleide16@direcway.com> Date: Tue, 07 Dec 2004 11:38:54 -0800   A contender for Best Organ in Best Hospital might have been the II/11 = Aeolian-Skinner in the chapel at St. Joseph's Hospital in San Francisco. = Alas, the organ is now in St. Boniface Church in SF, and the hospital is a = condo. But you can see it (the hospital, not the organ) in the opening = scene of the second half of Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo, where the camera = pans across the long-vanished 1950s San Francisco skyline from Jimmy = Stewart's room at St. Joseph's.   MAF   ----- Original Message ----- From: Daniel Hancock To: PipeChat Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2004 7:42 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:   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: Go Tell It on the Mountain From: "Pat Maimone" <patmai@juno.com> Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2004 14:32:15 -0500   Dear Margarete and Pipechatters,   Look for Charles Callahan's setting of "Go Tell It in the Mountain" in a recent edition of a collection of Christmas Chorale Preludes or Improvisations from Morning Star.   It is short (2 or 3 pages) and quite jazzy; Callahan's setting makes a fine organ postlude.. If memory serves, it ends with a tonic chord including an added sixth. A few years ago, when my son Mark was turning pages for me at the Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at the Cadet Chapel and heard me play the Callahan piece for the first time, he was amazed that I would perform an organ composition that ended that way.   He had previously indulged in teasing his mother by adding a sixth to the final chord of numerous other works, Yes, he is a great fan of P.D.Q. Bach, a/k/a Peter Schickele, who will be our banquet speaker at the Grand Hotel in Poughkeepsie, New York, as a major event of the June 22-25, 2005 AGO Regional Convention [Regions II and III] in the Central Hudson Valley. Greetings to all from the Hudson Valley,   Pat Maimone Organist - Director of Music St. Mary's Episcopal Church in the Highlands Cold Spring, NY 10516 http://www.chvago.org patmai at juno.com patmai at gmail.com
(back) Subject: RE: Organs in Hospitals From: "TheShieling" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> Date: Wed, 8 Dec 2004 08:59:01 +1300   In Lower Hutt Hospital, here in NZ, there is a 1m unenclosed Croft organ from the 1970s. It has just two unit ranks, Open Diapason (and 8 Stopt Diapason (wood, 2nd-hand), of 6 speaking stops. Lest anyone should = complain at its tiny size, organists here need to remember that this a public hospital that provided space for the chapel to start with, and then it was the Roman Catholic chaplain (a fine pianist) who insisted on this wee = organ rather than a spinet electronic.   16 Bourdon (down to FFF, auto bass) 8 Open Diapason (1-12 borrowed) 8 Gedackt 4 Principal 4 Flute 2 Fifteenth   I have another reason to thank the group who maintain the chapel - I was commissioned to make all the stained-glass windows.   Ross        
(back) Subject: Re: Organs in Hospitals From: "Jarle Fagerheim" <jarle_fagerheim@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Tue, 07 Dec 2004 20:55:14 +0100   There's a fine little tracker in the chapel of Rogaland central hospital in Stavanger, Norway. Heard it once, as a patient there 5 years ago. Unfortunately my head ached too much for me to get a good impression of it ;-)   - Jarle http://jarle.moo.no     > Let's hear about hospital organs. Do many exist?  
(back) Subject: Organs in Hospitals From: <DudelK@aol.com> Date: Tue, 07 Dec 2004 14:57:54 -0500   St. Luke's in NYC has a Moller (photo/spec at www.nycago.org). Walter Reid = Army Hospital had/has a rather unattractive Mudler-Hunter in the new = hospital chapel. It was about 5 or 6 ranks. I was organist there for a = couple years in the early 80s. There is/was also a rather nice EMSkinner = in the memorial chapel on the hospital grounds. Not sure of its status = today; I last played it for a wedding in the early 80s also.  
(back) Subject: RE: Organs in Hospitals From: "TheShieling" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> Date: Wed, 8 Dec 2004 09:22:19 +1300   In Christchurch, there was a 3rk Jim Strachan unit organ in Calvary = Hospital chapel. That instrument has been added to a local RC organ for some years now. In Wellington, the Calvary Hospital was itself sold and the chapel demolished. The 3rk Walker Positive organ is now, by a circuitous route, = in the chapel at Wellington Cathedral. The Nurses' Chapel at Wellington Hospital had a 3rk Croft but this has been given recently to a rebuilt = Roman Catholic parish not far away as the nurses' chapel is to be demolished = soon.   Ross    
(back) Subject: Re: funeral homes From: <RMB10@aol.com> Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2004 15:26:14 EST   >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!   It's not just corporately owned funeral homes that do bad jobs with cosmetizing and/or embalming. It comes down to the skill of the = individual doing the work...some people have it and some don't. There are some great people = who work for SCI, Alderwoods, Stewart, and there are jerks who work for them. = There are great people who work for indys and there are jerks who work for them, =   too. There are people whose skills lie in the restorative arts and they = can get jobs wherever they please, but the thing is, quite often, they get burned = out, because when you are good, you get stuck in the prep room and have to turn =   out bodies all the time. If all you did all day long was embalm, you'd = get really tired of it...trust me. I've been there. I've also been a = "primary arranger" where all I did was make arrangements with families, and never = went out on services--that's also boring, but the management felt that I handled = families well and that they would rather have me on the "first string", seeing families, making arrangements, and dealing with those who had just lost a = loved one, because it requires much more sensitivity and compassion.   For variety, I liked to split my time between the prep room and making arrangements, so I could prepare the bodies of the people I was making = arrangements for, so I would know that the cosmetics were exactly how they should be, = that the body was dressed neatly, that the hair was "just so," that there = wasn't a piece of lint on the suit or dress, etc. Call it obsessive, but it makes = the families happy. As to the makeup, I go by the rule, "less is more." A = body should never look made-up. Unless there has been major trauma, or the = person wore cosmetics like Tammy Faye, there's no need to slather on a pound of makeup. People who put a lot of makeup on a body or only use one shade of =   foundation on everyone are just lazy. It doesn't take any more time to do = it properly and you get people who will be pleased with the results. It always makes = me laugh when they tell me "oooooh, she looks like she's going to just get = right up out of the casket and talk to us!" or "she looks just like herself." = Now that line always kills me....who is the person supposed to look like? Do = they think I switched bodies or something??????   Anyway, somepeople have the talent to do it and some don't. It's just = like organists. How many times have you been to a church service or a recital = and the music has just been a bunch of notes versus times when you've just = been uplifted by the music? It's the same kind of thing. Some people have = it, and some people don't.   Monty Bennett  
(back) Subject: Music List Sunday Dec 12 Lessons and Carols Immanuel Church From: "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com> Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2004 12:43:40 -0800 (PST)   Lessons and Carols Sunday Dec. 12 2004 10:00 AM Immanuel Church Southwest Chicago, IL Prelude Cantilene in G Malcom Archer Prelude in G BWV 541-A JSB Processional Hymn Watchman Tell Us of The Night St. Georges Windsor Accompaniment -Concertato on St. Georges Windsor T. Desiree' Hines (Writting it this week. Dedicated to an organist friend in Charlotte ;) ) =   Other Hymns: Angels From the Realms of Glory Regent Square Joy to the World Antioch Offertory Chantons je vous prie Dandrieu Advent Doxology Anthems A Boy is Born in Bethelem Britten Gloria in Excelsis Deo Vivaldi/Wolff (With Greg Miller, Trumpet and = Rachel Boomsma, Keyboard) Still Still Still Rutter Go Tell It On the Mountain arr. Thorn While By My Sheep arr. Jungst Carol of the Bells Alleluia Rejoice (combines Hodie Christus Natus Est and Veni Emmanuel) = arr. Hughes Postlude Prelude in C BWV 545-A JSB Reception will follow Back to being busy Happy Holidays to all TDH   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com
(back) Subject: Re: Organs in Hospitals From: "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com> Date: Tue, 07 Dec 2004 16:05:00 -0600   Daniel Hancock wrote:   > Let=92s hear about hospital organs. Do many exist? > I suspect rather more of them existed at one time than exist now. St. Anthony's Hospital, a one time Franciscan institution in Rock Island, Il had a substantial chapel, with a pipe organ in the chapel, though I don't know the size or specifications. This institution has been closed for more than 30 years, though it was used for some time after the closure as a skilled nursing home. Alexian Brother's Medical Center in Elk Grove Village, IL has a substantial organ in it's chapel, a Rogers hybrid, if I recall correctly. I suspect most of the older Roman Catholic affiliated hospitals in the Chicago area at one time had pipe organs in their chapels, too. And I suspect a few of these hospitals actually had two chapels, one public, and a private one for the Sisters, and probably had an organ in each.   ns  
(back) Subject: Organs in hospitals From: "Thomas Gregory" <tgregory@speeddial.net> Date: Tue, 07 Dec 2004 16:07:19 -0600   Greetings:   I believe there is a Schantz unit organ in the Veteran's hospital in Madison, WI.   Funds for the instruments were provided by donations from throughout the state. Additional funds were also provided for the addition of chimes = for the instrument.   The late Fred Fuller, Schantz representative, installed this instrument.   Best wishes for a peaceful Holiday Season.   Thomas Gregory    
(back) Subject: Re: Organs in Hospitals From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2004 14:12:47 -0800 (PST)   Hello,   It seems we have a few organs in hospitals in the UK; the following of which I have found details:-   Royal Hospital, Chelsea Middlesex Hospital Chapel (an 11 speaking stop Lewis/Norman & Beard)   Horlingham Hospital (11 speaking stops T S Jones)   Leytonstone Hospital. 2m 12 speaking stops, Robert Slater 1933.   Winchester Hospital Chapel, 1m 9 stops, Positive Organ Co.   Gloucester Hospital Chapel, 2m 7 stops   Runwell, Essex 2 manual 8 stops   Barnet Hospital,(N London) Holdich   However, although it may be cheating a little, there is the Royal Hospital School at Holbrook, which houses an awesome 4m Hill, Norman & Beard instrument which fairly rocks the building.   Other than that, I think we are able to be ill or die in peace.   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK     __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Meet the all-new My Yahoo! - Try it today! http://my.yahoo.com    
(back) Subject: Re: Organs in Hospitals From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 07 Dec 2004 18:26:07 -0500   On 12/7/04 2:55 PM, "Jarle Fagerheim" <jarle_fagerheim@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:   > There's a fine little tracker in the chapel of Rogaland central hospital = in > Stavanger, Norway.   Well, of COURSE! In NORWAY, any respectable hospital would have a chapel, and equip it with an organ of SOME worth!   > Heard it once, as a patient there 5 years ago. Unfortunately my head = ached too > much for me to get a good impression of it ;-)   Sure hope you're feeling better!   Alan  
(back) Subject: Re: Organs in Hospitals From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 07 Dec 2004 18:30:40 -0500   On 12/7/04 2:59 PM, "TheShieling" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> wrote:   > I have another reason to thank the group who maintain the chapel - I was > commissioned to make all the stained-glass windows.   My goodness, Ross. You are a fellow of several talents.   Alan    
(back) Subject: Re: funeral homes From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 07 Dec 2004 19:00:41 -0500   On 12/7/04 3:26 PM, "RMB10@aol.com" <RMB10@aol.com> wrote:   > Some people have it, and some people don't.   Monty: Thank you. Important words, well spoken. We need to hear ALL that= ..   Is there a decline in "viewing"? (It=B9s not been a particular thing in any of my parishes=8Bwe=B9re Scandinavian Lutheran, tee hee.)   Day after Thanksgiving, the house adjoining mine burned (quite completely). Father was at work; mother is still (mostly) comatose in a major =B3burn unit,=B2 both children (2 and 10) were burned to death. Funeral was this pas= t Thursday (and a fine one it was, in the local RC parish church=8Bpathetic music, but superb preaching). I had called the (Hispanic) large funeral home (Ortiz, a major chain here) to ask about the schedule. The woman kept HAMMERING about =B3the viewing=B2 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. I repeated several times that I was calling NOT about =B3the viewing=B2 but about =B3the funeral mass=B2; she just couldn=B9t understand that. It sounded like she was SELLING the restorative arts, even though, in this case, they would NOT be on display at ALL! =20   I was pretty sure that there would be NO =B3viewing,=B2 under the circumstances= , no matter how much she insisted on it; and people who DID go to =B3that=B2 confirmed that there was none. Of course; it would verge on the impossible= ..   Now, of course there=B9s an ethnic complication there; but would I be right t= o think that =B3viewings=B2 are becoming less important? Or is it pretty much a regional/cultural thing?   Alan      
(back) Subject: Re: Organs in hospitals From: <ProOrgo53@aol.com> Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2004 19:24:46 EST   There is a wonderful 4 rank, single manual, Charles W. McManis tracker instrument in the chapel of the Independence Regional Health Center in Independence, Missouri. The disposition is 8' Bordun, 4' Prinzipal, 4' = Flauto, 2' Prinzipal. The console has identical drawknobs for all four ranks on = either side of the keydesk which is divided at middle "C" which makes for many possibilities. Dale G. Rider Independence, MO  
(back) Subject: Re: Organs in Hospitals From: "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu> Date: Tue, 07 Dec 2004 19:26:41 -0500   If my memory is correct, it was in the '80's that Ray Brunner installed an altered Henry Erben in the smallish chapel in York (PA) Hospital, the project of the late David Jeffers, an avid OHS-er. I played duplicate performances of an opening recital on it.   I have no idea about its current status.   Karl E. Moyer Lancaster PA