PipeChat Digest #4251 - Sunday, February 1, 2004
 
Re: Help: Sticking Keys
  by <RMaryman@aol.com>
Bach's Trio Sonatas
  by "Emily Adams" <eadams@cinci.rr.com>
Re: Sticking Keys
  by "Gary Blevins" <gsblvns@camalott.com>
RE: Bach's Trio Sonatas
  by "Jon Kroepel" <kroepel@uiuc.edu>
Re: Bach's Trio Sonatas
  by <Gfc234@aol.com>
Super Bowl Sunday -- Order of Service (fwd)
  by "Greg Homza" <homza@indiana.edu>
Re: Bach's Trio Sonatas
  by "Tom Jones" <tomj@netpath.net>
Re: Bach's Trio Sonatas
  by <OMusic@aol.com>
Re: Super Bowl Sunday -- Order of Service (fwd)
  by <OMusic@aol.com>
Re: Bach's Trio Sonatas
  by <OMusic@aol.com>
Re: Bach's Trio Sonatas
  by "Tom Jones" <tomj@netpath.net>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Help: Sticking Keys From: <RMaryman@aol.com> Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2004 08:18:28 EST   In a message dated 1/31/2004 12:31:23 AM Eastern Standard Time, Oboe32@aol.com writes: The Problem At Hand... The console is in good shape, but there are random notes sticking. It feels as if there is no play in the sticking notes, and = that they might be rubbing against something. Does anyone have any ways to fix = this that I might be able to manage. We do not have a service contract, only = have a service that comes twice a year as per request. It is quite possible that small items can fall onto/into the keyboards and =   work down between the keeys, making them stick. it is also possible that = the small pieces of wood at the front of the keyboard are warped or pulled up = too tight to the front of the naturals and this will also cause binding. Other =   possible problems would be weak or out-of-adjustment return springs or = swollen bushings. I have even seen times on older Wicks organs where the key = contact will hang up on the chopper plate, but this would cause a ceipher on that note.   Really, it would be best to have the regular service provider tend to = this. I know that it is a pain to wait, but I service a large Moller at one of our =   local colleges, and I would have a BIG problem if students were trying to = remedy problems of this nature because of the potential for further damage to be done, even if it were unintended.   Rick in VA    
(back) Subject: Bach's Trio Sonatas From: "Emily Adams" <eadams@cinci.rr.com> Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2004 09:31:53 -0500   Hi Listers,   Would anyone like to take a stab at ranking the trio sonatas by level of difficulty, assuming there actually is some difference among them? As some of you may recall, I'm returning to serious playing after a long lapse. I remember *all* of them as difficult and would like to start with one that will offer a lesser level of frustration if possible!   Thanks,   EmilyA.    
(back) Subject: Re: Sticking Keys From: "Gary Blevins" <gsblvns@camalott.com> Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2004 09:07:24 -0600   Hi Peter, I would suggest you check the guide pins at the front of the keys. Many = consoles use oval guide pins at the front of the keys and if they get = turned sideways, the key will bind and stick. They can be turned back = in line with thin needle nose pliers, but you must be careful not to = nick or scar the pins when turning them Just a suggesstion. Gary ----- Original Message -----=20 From: Oboe32@aol.com=20 To: pipechat@pipechat.org=20 Sent: Friday, January 30, 2004 11:30 PM Subject: Help: Sticking Keys     Hey All, =20 Things are going well with being a grad student. I still = don't really know anyone, but I'm working on it as classes get going. At = any rate, I have a real dilema that the organ builders on the list can = help me with. Being that I am at a state university, money is hard to = come by. The organ in our concert hall is a 53 rank Wicks of the early = 70's, so it is thin, but it was installed well and has served quite = well. The school supports the program, but the organ is only tuned when = it is used in programs, which happen twice a year, once in September, = and once in April.=20   The Problem At Hand... The console is in good shape, but there = are random notes sticking. It feels as if there is no play in the = sticking notes, and that they might be rubbing against something. Does = anyone have any ways to fix this that I might be able to manage. We do = not have a service contract, only have a service that comes twice a year = as per request. Any suggestions, help, or thoughts?   -Peter Isherwood=20    
(back) Subject: RE: Bach's Trio Sonatas From: "Jon Kroepel" <kroepel@uiuc.edu> Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2004 11:35:13 -0600   Try Sonata #4 in e minor to start with, then perhaps Sonata # 1 in E flat. To build your confidence and endurance, try learning the middle movement first.   Jon Kroepel Organ Performance (MM) University of Illinois      
(back) Subject: Re: Bach's Trio Sonatas From: <Gfc234@aol.com> Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2004 13:15:56 EST   In a message dated 1/31/2004 8:32:24 AM Central Standard Time, eadams@cinci.rr.com writes: Hi Listers,   Would anyone like to take a stab at ranking the trio sonatas by level of difficulty, assuming there actually is some difference among them? As some of you may recall, I'm returning to serious playing after a long lapse. I remember *all* of them as difficult and would like to start with one that will offer a lesser level of frustration if possible!   Thanks,   EmilyA.   Start with the Eb then.   Gregory Ceurvorst M.M. Organ Performance Student Northwestern University Director of Music and Organist St. Peter's U.C.C. Frankfort, IL 847.332.2788 home 708.243.2549 mobile gfc234@aol.com    
(back) Subject: Super Bowl Sunday -- Order of Service (fwd) From: "Greg Homza" <homza@indiana.edu> Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2004 15:43:19 -0500 (EST)   I don't know where this originated, but I remembered that I had it, so I thought I'd pass it along...   Best, -greg   * * * * *   SUPER BOWL SUNDAY ++ORDER OF SERVICE++ 1) Prior to the Entrance Hymn, the pastors will toss a coin. The winner may elect to be the preacher or celebrant; the loser may elect to defend the pulpit or the lectern. 2) The Entrance Hymn: "A Multitude Comes from the East and West" 3) The Setting Forth of the Rules   a) Any acolyte found to be in illegal motion will be assessed a 5-yard penalty or the loss of one candle.   b) Offering plates may only move laterally; only the Peace may be passed.   c) The celebrant may fake a hand-off to the lay reader and read the lessons himself, provided changes in audible signals are given. d) A sermon in excess of 18 minutes will be regarded as "Delay of Service" and the preacher may lose possession of the pulpit. e) Gate receipts may be gathered during the halftime show.   f) Ushers may blitz either the celebrant or the preacher only during announcements.   g) Unconfirmed communicants (ineligible receivers) may be restricted to wafers.   4) The Lessons Exodus 14:22 Israelites make quarterback sneak across Red Sea Ephesians 6:14-17 Dressing players with proper equipment Matthew 28:16-20 The sending forth of the eleven 5) The Hymn of the Day: "Pass it on" 6) The Sermon: "God's Game Plan: A Play-by-Play for You" 7) Halftime Entertainment: The choir, organist, and handbells 8) The Distribution If the pastor is trapped behind the altar railing, the laity score a safety and the remainder of the service will be played out on the chancel steps. 9) The 2-Minute Warning (played by the chimes) 10) Benediction and Closing cheers. It is further suggested that this service should be videotaped so that instant replays of the sermon can be used to judge the doctrinal soundness of the preacher's strategy.   Also, a carry-in dish tailgate party may be held in the church parking lot.      
(back) Subject: Re: Bach's Trio Sonatas From: "Tom Jones" <tomj@netpath.net> Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2004 15:44:03 -0500   It's hard to say, and any response is going to be somewhat subjective, but they sort of go in order of difficulty, from No. 1 to No. 6. The easiest movement from all the sonatas is the middle movement of No. 3, but among = the fast movements, No. 1's are, to me, the easiest--I mean the least = difficult!   Regards, Tom Jones     ----- Original Message ----- From: "Emily Adams" <eadams@cinci.rr.com> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: 31 January, 2004 09:31 Subject: Bach's Trio Sonatas     > Hi Listers, > > Would anyone like to take a stab at ranking the trio sonatas by level of > difficulty, assuming there actually is some difference among them?    
(back) Subject: Re: Bach's Trio Sonatas From: <OMusic@aol.com> Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2004 23:38:55 EST   The organ at the church where I am organist is an Allen with Midi, Memory = and recording capacities, including samples. My husband, also an organist, = was going to play the Postlude and hit the sample button which caused the = organ to play Bach's Trio Sonata #3. Everyone was very impressed. The organ is = placed where you can't see if the person sitting on the bench is playing or just sitting. It is in his repertoire, but the joke was on me. He is a much = better concert organist than I, but I have more experience as a church organist = than he. We plan to arrange some organ duets for future Preludes and = Postludes, as well as for a recital we are giving in April. Eyrline Morgan    
(back) Subject: Re: Super Bowl Sunday -- Order of Service (fwd) From: <OMusic@aol.com> Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2004 23:46:49 EST   Greg, that is funny. The church where I was organist in Oklahoma had a fellowship and watched the game on SuperBowl Sunday Night. At least the = one where I am now is having services as scheduled. We are going to an organ = concert after church. Lee (Eyrline Morgan)    
(back) Subject: Re: Bach's Trio Sonatas From: <OMusic@aol.com> Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2004 23:50:33 EST   According to a professor of organ at the University here, there is no difference in difficulty. Some may be easier for some students according = to keys, if that key is easier for them. Other than that, they are not graduated in difficulty from 1-6.    
(back) Subject: Re: Bach's Trio Sonatas From: "Tom Jones" <tomj@netpath.net> Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2004 03:30:37 -0500   No, no, they aren't intentionally graduated in order of difficulty; I = didn't mean that. (I don't think we even know exactly when they were = written, or in what order.) It's just that for myself and at least some = others, No. 6 happens to be the hardest, No. 5 the second-hardest, No. 4 = the third-hardest, and No. 1 the easiest. I learned and performed those = four; I'm less certain about comparing the difficulties of Nos. 2 and 3.   Regards, Tom Jones   ----- Original Message -----=20 From: OMusic@aol.com=20 To: pipechat@pipechat.org=20 Sent: 31 January, 2004 23:50 Subject: Re: Bach's Trio Sonatas     According to a professor of organ at the University here, there is no = difference in difficulty. Some may be easier for some students = according to keys, if that key is easier for them. Other than that, = they are not graduated in difficulty from 1-6. =20