PipeChat Digest #5027 - Thursday, December 23, 2004
Re: Organists Worst Nightmare
  by <BlueeyedBear@aol.com>
divine inspiration
  by <BlueeyedBear@aol.com>
Website change
  by "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@adelphia.net>
Re: piano bass
  by "Jan Nijhuis" <nijhuis@email.com>
Re: 32" sound in speakers
  by "Harry Grove" <musicman@cottagemusic.co.uk>
Midnight Mess after tee martoonees
  by <SWF12262@aol.com>

(back) Subject: Re: Organists Worst Nightmare From: <BlueeyedBear@aol.com> Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2004 23:16:19 EST   In a message dated 12/22/04 7:59:20 PM Pacific Standard Time, swell_shades@yahoo.com writes:   > His solution was to put his hand on the transposer knob and at the end = of > each phrase, he lowered the pitch a half tone. My friend said it was > the most appalling effect he'd ever experienced.   i do that in choir rehearsal all the time. it keeps the choir on their = toes. ROFL.  
(back) Subject: divine inspiration From: <BlueeyedBear@aol.com> Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2004 23:17:37 EST   don't know if this has been discussed on this list or not. but has anyone =   read jane langton's "divine inspiration?" i read it once years ago, but = don't remember much about it.   scot  
(back) Subject: Website change From: "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@adelphia.net> Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2004 21:29:44 -0800   Dear Friends,   Due to positive and very overwhelming response to my experiment with Good King Wenceslas, I have decided to add a PDF option to my site for purchasing music. At this time, only my files will be sold in this format, and it is up to each of my composers to decide whether or not they wish to have their music sold in this way. It works this way: as soon as I receive notification of payment, I send the music as a PDF file attachment, no shipping costs will be added.   </end commercial>   -Jonathan      
(back) Subject: Re: piano bass From: "Jan Nijhuis" <nijhuis@email.com> Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2004 13:51:08 +0800   My personal favorites are Mason & Hamlin -- all the way down to the 5'8". A= s a If you can find a "C", 9', all the better. Avoid the later Aeolian yea= rs... The best I ever played was a rebuilt A from 1928. Mason & Hamlin pian= os are built in Haverill, MA www.masonhamlin.com Mason & Hamlin is owned by= PianoDisc.   Baldwin SD10's - 9'5.5" - do a darn good job of projecting a rich bass too.= Grands are built in Truman, AR www.baldwinpiano.com. Baldwin is a subsidia= ry of Gibson.   Jonas Chickering was an experimenter and, while most examples are extreemly= well-built, there were a lot of design/scale changes in the product. Chick= ering is now a Baldwin product. (imported?)   Wm. Knabe pianos were also very rich and full-bodied. Knabe pianos are now = built in Asia. www.knabepianos.com. The Knabe name was owned by PianoDisc, = that may have changed recently, but there is still an association with the = player system.   There are several other brands that are near the center of the radar scope.= Since Digital pianos have come so far, there is very little room for any s= econd-rate acoustic piano. Nothing like the "musical firewood" that was pro= duced in the 60's and 70's is sold anymore.       ----- Original Message ----- From: "First Christian Church of Casey, IL" <kzrev@rr1.net> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Subject: piano bass Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2004 21:07:31 -0600   >=20 > For a reverberating, wonderful bass in a grand piano, I'm convinced you > cannot beat an old Chickering grand....they are wonderful!     -- Jan (who plays a Yamaha digital) Nijhuis nijhuis@email.com   --=20 ___________________________________________________________ Sign-up for Ads Free at Mail.com http://promo.mail.com/adsfreejump.htm    
(back) Subject: Re: 32" sound in speakers From: "Harry Grove" <musicman@cottagemusic.co.uk> Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2004 08:02:51 -0000   Shouldn't the following have been posted to <Re:Every Organist's Worst Nitemare> ?   Harry Grove   [a.k.a. an organist who rang Steadman Triples - TWICE - last night- on the =   18 cwt. Tenor, before finishing with a Quarter Peal of Grandsire - and so = is completely knackered (a musical term from the Crusades, I believe) this morning] ______________________________________________ ----- Original Message ----- From: "Paul Opel" <popel@sover.net> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2004 11:15 PM Subject: RE: 32" sound in speakers     > At 8:02 AM +1300 12/23/04, TheShieling wrote: >> > The longer >>the string harp and strings the better the sound. Short harps and >>strings use girded heavier bass strings to compensate for loss >>in length. This also changes the color, and stunts the bass somewhat. >> >>Oh yes! My piano is a Karn upright (from Woodstock, Ontario, I believe) >>from >>the early 1930s, and is only 3ft 7ins. high above the castors. It's = bottom >>octave is certainly not what I'd wish, but it has a lovely bright treble =   >>and >>a superb touch that make it a delight to play. Against that, though with >>even better touch, was the flawless 1906 Bechstein grand in my last = parish >>church - it was 7ft 8ins. long and had a gloriously rich bass that sang >>for >>a long time before dying away. I love my piano, and it's fine for my >>simple >>playing needs - hymns, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, sundry = harpsichord >>music, a bit of the easier Chopin, etc., but the big Bechstein deserved = a >>great talent and BIG music, though was incredible even in hymns. It was >>used >>constantly by music teachers for pupil recitals as well as by the parish =   >>for >>its own music and concerts. >> >>Ross    
(back) Subject: Midnight Mess after tee martoonees From: <SWF12262@aol.com> Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2004 03:29:18 EST   Preetings, Chipegatters! Here's the upline for the sarol cervice and midnight mess at St. = Looney's: 11:30 p.m. The Carol Thingy Fanfart for Christmas Day (Shartin Maw) Irby (Once for Royal David's Pity) Experts from the Messy (George F Pitchergrabber) And the Lory of the Gourd Four, Unto Us a Three is Two (including those competitors to Tictacs and Altoids -- Govermints) And There Were Shepherds (shame on them) And Lo the Angel (so now we know the angel's name was And Lo) And the Angle Strayed Unto Them And Suddenly (you shouldn't have been THAT surprised!) Lory to Od (we really need to work on diction there -- but I do like the =   ending -- Good Will; Catholic Charities; Good Will; Salvation Army, etc) Angels We Have Heard Get High (the Wet Minister Carol) A Traditional Filipino Carol -- Misa de Gallo (Mass of the Rooster) or = could it be Misa de Ernest and Julio Gallo? (really a very lovely piece -- = e-mail me if you want a copy) Muellerererer (Away With the Manager, No Scribbler Instead) Come Thou Redeemer (Puer Nobis, Prichael Maetorius composer of Lo How a = Nose E'er Running, Four treble soloists in the four corners of the church for stanza 1 -- Come Thou, Redeemer; and stanza 5 -- From God the Father He = proceeds) THE MESS AT MIDNIGHT Processifessional Hum: Go Dust Your Fiddles, Lady Triumphantes (arr. Sir =   David Willingroosters) Mess Ordinary: A Germy Mess (Franz Schubert) Psalm: by Nevets Dnayew Sreklof (guess I'm a little backwards) Gospel Acclamation: ya, that be by me too Offertory: Cantique de Newel Post (aka O Full of Holes After Dark) Communion: Gesu Bamboono (Pietro HitherandYon) (many Asian parishioners, = so bamboono fits rather nicely) Stille Nacht (including the obese celebate called Round John Virgin) (you =   haven't lived till you've heard a largely Filipino-born choir singing in German!) Recessional: Mendelsoonerorlater -- Hark the Herald Tribune Sings arr. = Sir David Testamentmalebird -- get those high As out of the way and go to = bed! Hope I haven't offended, but if I have -- too bad! This has been thremendously terapeutic -- well, you know what I mean. Will have a = 10-piece orchestra for this stuff; five stings, four brass, timpani. Our fairly reverberant =   church (lotsa brick, wood ceiling, but carpeted aisles -- returns a flat = echo) will be quite dry with over 600 in the nave. Try to prepare choir for = this each year, but always seems to come as a surprise. I WANT A HARD FLOOR = FOR CHRISTMAS! And brick walls and pecky cypress ceiling sealed with epoxy! = And the new swell installed and running! Oh Santa, where are you? The = rantings and ravings following a 2+hour rehearsal! Unfortunately, because of time constraints we weren't able to include "Go =   Rest Your Bellies, Gentlemen, Let Nothing Rude Display," or "Good King = Once Was Slush Looked Down and His Feet Were Steaming." Distractedly, Steve Steven Weyand Folkers or Nevets Dnayew Sreklof St. Lambert Church Skokie, IL