PipeChat Digest #4996 - Tuesday, December 14, 2004
 
DENNIS JAMES - ASPHALT - CASTRO THEATRE - Monday 1/10/05
  by <MUSCUR@aol.com>
Re: lilies and Battle Hymns
  by "Harry Grove" <musicman@cottagemusic.co.uk>
Blenheim Palace
  by "Will Light" <will.light@btinternet.com>
 

(back) Subject: DENNIS JAMES - ASPHALT - CASTRO THEATRE - Monday 1/10/05 From: <MUSCUR@aol.com> Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2004 01:39:28 EST   =20 The BERLIN & BEYOND annual film festival, presented by the Goethe-Institut,= =20 is happy to welcome you for the 10th time to the wonderful Castro Theatre i= n=20 San Francisco for this year's restored silent film feature on Monday=20 afternoon, January 10, 2005:   ASPHALT (Der Polizeiwachtmeister und die Diamantenelse) 1929 =E2=80=93 Dire= cted by=20 Joe May One of the last great German Expressionist films of the silent era and set=20 in the traffic-strewn Berlin of the late 1920s, Asphalt is a love story whi= ch=20 begins when a well-dressed lady steals a precious stone from a jewelry shop= ..=20 The policeman who catches her gradually succumbs to her charms, but her=20 criminal background dooms their relationship. Betty Amann's salacious sensu= ality,=20 May's grand direction, the spectacular sets and the photography of G=C3=BCn= ther=20 Rittau make this largely unknown film a major rediscovery. Archival restor= ed=20 35 mm print.   Musical accompaniment on the Mighty Wurlitzer by Dennis James, performing=20 his original score commissioned by the Goethe-Institut with the premier=20 performance at this screening. James has been scoring and performing for=20 Goethe-Institut presented silent films on tour since 1987, including Fritz=20= Lang=E2=80=99s DIE=20 NIBELUNGEN, METROPOLIS, SPIONE, DR. MABUSE THE GAMBLER, WOMAN IN THE MOON;=20= G.=20 W. Pabst=E2=80=99s DIARY OF A LOST GIRL and PANDORA=E2=80=99S BOX; F. W. Mu= rnau=E2=80=99s NOSFERATU,=20 FAUST, MADAME DUBARRY; Leni Reifenstahl=E2=80=99s WHITE HELL OF PIZ PALU an= d Marlene=20 Dietrich=E2=80=99s THE WOMAN MEN YEARN FOR.   "Silent films are a rare and precious art form of tremendous historical=20 importance, and the art of live musical accompaniment to a silent film is a= =20 discipline of equally important historic value. Dennis James is both a musi= cian of=20 tremendous artistic scope and range, and a scholar who strives to preserve=20 and restore this unique 20th century musical practice. He is without doubt=20= the=20 greatest practitioner of the art of solo silent film accompaniment. To=20 witness a contemporary audience experience the beauty and power of silent f= ilm=20 through the overwhelming symphonic dynamism that Dennis James unleashes wit= h=20 unerring skill on the theatre organ is an absolute revelation. He's a natio= nal =20 treasure." - Stephen Salmons, Artistic Director of the San Francisco=20 Silent Film Festival   Monday, January 10, 2005 - 1:00 p.m., $10   Advance tickets are available =C2=B7 On the web at ticketweb.com =C2=B7 At Caf=C3=A9 de la Presse, 352 Grant Avenue@Bush And on the day of the screening =C2=B7 At the Castro =C2=B7 At the Point Arena Theatre=20 Castro Theatre=20 At Castro & Market Info: (415) 621-6120 Public transportation: Muni lines 8, 24, 33, 37 Streetcars K, L, M =20   Listing sent from:=20 Silent Film Concerts P.O. Box 2072 Tacoma, Washington 98401-2072 USA 253-573-1683   To be deleted from this mailing list, please respond with e-mail request=20 containing REMOVE in the subject heading and sent to muscur@aol.com=20      
(back) Subject: Re: lilies and Battle Hymns From: "Harry Grove" <musicman@cottagemusic.co.uk> Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2004 07:45:21 -0000   ----- Original Message ----- From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> To: <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Monday, December 13, 2004 9:02 PM Subject: Re: lilies and Battle Hymns   [snip]   > As a further thought, What the Civil War was fought for? Slavery, ____________________________________________   Isn't this is a bit simplistic ?   I do, however, understand the division which can still permeate society. In my locality, the Civil War(s) viz. The Bishops' Wars (1639-1640) and = the Civil Wars (1642-1651) are still remembered; often surfacing in village cricket matches e.g., "Your's is a losing side ... after all, "your side" lost in 'the war'.   Also, the English Reformation still rankles; with a Catholic neighbour referring to the Parish Church - Anglican (late 1300's - with Norman font) =   and asking "When are we going to get "OUR" church back ?"   Harry Grove [a.k.a. a musicman who always tries to be on the winning side] ____________________________________________   Music should never be harmless. Robbie Robertson    
(back) Subject: Blenheim Palace From: "Will Light" <will.light@btinternet.com> Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2004 09:18:35 -0000   Here is the specification of the Willis organ in the Long Hall, courtesy = of the NPOR. Blenheim also has another 2-manual organ in the private = chapel.   Console: Attached   Swell to Great Swell to Pedal Swell Octave Swell Suboctave Choir to Great Choir to Pedal Great to Pedal Solo to Pedal Solo to Great   Key action Stop action Compass low Compass high Notes Enclosed=09 PedaleTP TP C f1 30   Choir TP TP C a3 58   Great TP TP C a3 58   Swell TP TP C a3 58 Y=09 Solo TP TP C a3 58 Y=09   Department Stop name Pitch =09 Pedale=09 1 Contra Violone 32 A=09 2 Open Diapason 16 B=09 3 Violone 16 A=09 4 Bourdon 16 =09 5 Octave 8 B=09 6 Violoncello 8 A=09 7 Flute Bass 8 =09 8 Mixture III =09 9 Ophicleide 16 =09 10 Clarion 8 =09   Department Stop name Pitch =09 Choir=09 11 Hohl Flote 8 =09 12 Dulciana 8 =09 13 Gamba 8 =09 14 Flute Harmonique 4 =09 15 Piccolo 2 =09 16 Cor Anglais 16 =09 17 Cor Anglais 8 =09 18 Corno di Bassetto 8 =09   Department Stop name Pitch =09 Great=09 19 Double Diapason 16 =09 20 Open Diapason 8 =09 21 Open Diapason 8 =09 22 Claribel Flute 8 =09 23 Quint 5 1/3 =09 24 Principal 4 =09 25 Flute 4 =09 26 Quinte Octaviante 2 2/3 =09 27 Super Octave 2 =09 28 Piccolo 2 =09 29 Mixture III =09 30 Trombone 16 =09 31 Tromba 8 =09 32 Clarion 4 =09   Department Stop name Pitch =09 Swell=09 33 Contra Gamba 16 =09 34 Geigen Principal 8 =09 35 Lieblich Gedact 8 =09 36 Salicional 8 =09 37 Vox Angelica 8 =09 38 Gemshorn 4 =09 39 Lieblich Flote 4 =09 40 Flageolet 2 =09 41 Mixture III =09 42 Contra Oboe 16 =09 43 Hautboy 8 =09 44 Vox Humana 8 =09 45 Cornopean 8 =09 46 Clarion 4 =09 47 Tremulant =09   Department Stop name Pitch =09 Solo=09 48 Claribel Flute 8 =09 49 Gamba 8 unenclosed=09 50 Wald Flute 4 =09 51 Clarinet 8 =09 52 Orchestral Oboe 8 =09 53 Tuba 8 unenclosed=09   Blowing: 6 hydraulic engines (Bamford)     4 thumb pistons each to Great, Swell and Solo Double acting thumb pistons for Sw-Gt, Gt-Pd 2 composition pedals to Swell [P and F] 4 composition pedals to Pedal "lever locking" expression pedals to Swell and Solo Pistons to composition pedals Welte automatic player   Incidentally, when this player mechanism was fitted in 1931, included in = the deal were some 70 rolls specially cut by eminent players including Goss Custards, Hollins, Lemare, Bonnet & Dupre. =20 Will Light Coventry UK   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of TheShieling Sent: 14 December 2004 02:56 To: 'PipeChat' Subject: RE: lilies and Battle Hymns     >(If there was a call to discuss Churchill's family I'd be interested in joining the discussion. They have a heck of a nice 3m ????? in the = library of their ancestral home...palace.)   Ah yes, Blenheim Palace, home to the unaltered 1891 Henry Willis. Small 4m of about 35 stops (haven't the scheme in front of me). = Pneumatic action on slider chests, I think. Actually, it's in the Long Hall (about 150ft in length).   Ross     ****************************************************************** "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>