PipeChat Digest #4264 - Tuesday, February 10, 2004
 
The first cuckoo of spring!
  by "John Foss" <harfo32@yahoo.co.uk>
RE: The first cuckoo of spring!
  by "Will Light" <will.light@btinternet.com>
Re: DC residence organ removal
  by "rnewman" <rnewman@shop.rutgers.edu>
Now looking for EASTER Introit
  by "Fran Walker" <fwalker@northwestern.edu>
Re: Now looking for EASTER Introit
  by "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net>
Re: DC residence organ removal
  by "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org>
Re: Now looking for EASTER Introit
  by "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com>
RE: Recital Announcements
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
Page 2/5 needs a new home - FAST!
  by <Wuxuzusu@aol.com>
RTOS releases new CD version of 1963 stereo album. (cross posted)
  by "Kenneth Evans" <kevans1@rochester.rr.com>
Re: An Organ Special to Us
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Re: Now looking for EASTER Introit
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Now looking for EASTER Introit
  by "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com>
Christ, the Lord, is Risen Today
  by <ProOrgo53@aol.com>
Re: Recital Announcements
  by "Travis L. Evans" <tlevans@sbcglobal.net>
Church Blows Up Tonight!!
  by <Devon3000@aol.com>
Re: Now looking for EASTER Introit
  by <OMusic@aol.com>
Music of Richard White
  by "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@adelphia.net>
 

(back) Subject: The first cuckoo of spring! From: "John Foss" <harfo32@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2004 10:44:28 +0000 (GMT)   For those familiar with The Times (of London) when it was still a respectable paper, it was an annual tradition that someone would write in announcing that they had heard the first cuckoo of spring. Although German baroque organs go for cuckoos and nightingales as well as cymblesterns, they are not a common British feature. However I was woken by a Cuckoo yesterday morning - though it seems to have been a false start, as the "Alkionides Meres" (Halcyon days) are soon to revert to wind, snow and storms if the forecasts are to be believed. Has anyone written an anthem on the theme "Pipe bursts today"? John Foss   =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D www.johnfoss.gr http://groups.yahoo.com/group/orgofftop/ Topics of the week : US Politics - Democrat or Republican? Trains, planes and automobiles     ___________________________________________________________ BT Yahoo! Broadband - Free modem offer, sign up online today and save = =A380 http://btyahoo.yahoo.co.uk  
(back) Subject: RE: The first cuckoo of spring! From: "Will Light" <will.light@btinternet.com> Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2004 11:52:43 -0000   I heard the first cuckoo of spring on Saturday! (My wife and daughter clubbed together to give me a Cuckoo Clock for my birthday. It not only cuckoos, but plays a burst of "I love to go a wandering" on the hour and "Eidelweiss" on the half hour whilst lederhosen-clad dancers revolve!   Will Light Coventry UK     -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of = John Foss Sent: 09 February 2004 10:44 To: PipeChat Subject: The first cuckoo of spring!   For those familiar with The Times (of London) when it was still a respectable paper, it was an annual tradition that someone would write in announcing that they had heard the first cuckoo of spring. Although German baroque organs go for cuckoos and nightingales as well as cymblesterns, they are not a common British feature. However I was woken by a Cuckoo yesterday morning - though it seems to have been a false start, as the "Alkionides Meres" (Halcyon days) are soon to revert to wind, snow and storms if the forecasts are to be believed. Has anyone written an anthem on the theme "Pipe bursts today"? John Foss   =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D www.johnfoss.gr http://groups.yahoo.com/group/orgofftop/ Topics of the week : US Politics - Democrat or Republican? Trains, planes and automobiles     =09 =09 =09 ___________________________________________________________ BT Yahoo! Broadband - Free modem offer, sign up online today and save = =A380 http://btyahoo.yahoo.co.uk "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 Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org        
(back) Subject: Re: DC residence organ removal From: "rnewman" <rnewman@shop.rutgers.edu> Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2004 10:21:21 -0500       Here is a poor scan of a fax of the spec of the McKim organ.     http://panic.rutgers.edu/~rnewman/page2.jpg       -Randy    
(back) Subject: Now looking for EASTER Introit From: "Fran Walker" <fwalker@northwestern.edu> Date: Mon, 09 Feb 2004 09:10:25 -0600   Happy Monday! Let's see some jumping jacks! OK, you guys, another diversion for now from the NU-Axing-Organ-Dept-Disaster. (Which I am = just sick over, needless to say. Not to mention angry. But I digress). = After 30+ or more years, it is about time our choir learned a new EASTER Introit! Any ideas? Thanks so much!   Fran   Fran Walker (fwalker@northwestern.edu) Organist, North Shore United Methodist Church 213 Hazel Avenue, Glencoe, IL 60022-1775 847-835-1227; fax 847-835-1243 http://www.gbgm-umc.org/northshoreumc/    
(back) Subject: Re: Now looking for EASTER Introit From: "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2004 11:36:05 -0500   What's the old one?   Cheers,   Malcolm   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Fran Walker" <fwalker@northwestern.edu> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Monday, February 09, 2004 10:10 AM Subject: Now looking for EASTER Introit     > Happy Monday! Let's see some jumping jacks! OK, you guys, another > diversion for now from the NU-Axing-Organ-Dept-Disaster. (Which I am just > sick over, needless to say. Not to mention angry. But I digress). After > 30+ or more years, it is about time our choir learned a new EASTER > Introit! Any ideas? Thanks so much! > > Fran > > Fran Walker (fwalker@northwestern.edu) > Organist, North Shore United Methodist Church > 213 Hazel Avenue, Glencoe, IL 60022-1775 > 847-835-1227; fax 847-835-1243 > http://www.gbgm-umc.org/northshoreumc/ > > "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 > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org > > >      
(back) Subject: Re: DC residence organ removal From: "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org> Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2004 11:40:01 -0500   > Here is a poor scan of a fax of the spec of the McKim organ. > > > http://panic.rutgers.edu/~rnewman/page2.jpg   Thanks, Randy. I'll work on getting it on the Hilbus site.   Cheers, TommyLee    
(back) Subject: Re: Now looking for EASTER Introit From: "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com> Date: Mon, 09 Feb 2004 10:53:07 -0600   Fran Walker wrote:   > After 30+ or more years, it is about time our choir learned a new > EASTER Introit! Any ideas? Thanks so much!   Unless it is the old introit, how about the first page of S. S. Wesley's Anthem which begins "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abuundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead....", unaccompanied except for three rather large organ chords at the end of this section. Number 8 in the [NOT the "NEW] Oxford Church Anthem book.   ns    
(back) Subject: RE: Recital Announcements From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Mon, 09 Feb 2004 17:44:24 -0600   What are you playing, Travis? At least in Americus (what a pretty church)?   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of Travis L. Evans Sent: Friday, February 06, 2004 11:08 PM To: PipeChat Subject: Recital Announcements   On February 15th, 2003 at 3:00 pm I will be performing a rededication recital at Calvary Episcopal in Americus, GA.=A0 The organ is a=A01928 Moller.=A0 There will be a reception following. =A0 http://www.calvaryepiscopalamericus.org/ =A0        
(back) Subject: Page 2/5 needs a new home - FAST! From: <Wuxuzusu@aol.com> Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2004 19:24:17 EST   Greetings,   A local church (Columbus, Ohio area) is interested in parting with their = Page 2/5 pipe organ. Flute 97 notes Gamba 73 notes Aeoline 61 notes Diapason 73 notes Vox Humana 61? notes Console is roll top with a horseshoe type stop rail. Spencer blower Harp w/Estey chime action.   My role in this is simply to put you in touch with a church member who can =   then refer you to the proper person.   Please contact me privately.   Musically, Stan Krider   PS: as always, this is a hurry up type of situation. [why can't these = people anticipate these situations? :-) ]    
(back) Subject: RTOS releases new CD version of 1963 stereo album. (cross posted) From: "Kenneth Evans" <kevans1@rochester.rr.com> Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2004 19:27:30 -0500   Rochester's RKO Palace Theatre was the birthplace of the Wurlitzer opus = 1951 that now provides 9 monthly feature concerts from September through May in Rochester's Auditorim Theatre. Rochester's favorite organist (and ATOS = Hall of Famer) Tom Grierson opened the Wurlitzer and the RKO Palace 75 years = ago on December 24, 1928. 40 years ago, 3 years before Tom died and 2 years before the RKO Palace succumbed to urban renewal, Tom Grierson produced an album to preserve the sounds of his playing the Palace Wurlitzer. This combination of artist and organ was heard by many thousands of movie attendees and by many more tens of thousands in Western New York by listening to the daily radio broadcasts of organ music from the RKO = Palace. The original album sold out immediately.   Details of the CD recreation of that historic LP, "Tom Grierson Plays = Palace Favorites," are on our website at http://theatreorgans.com/rochestr/ . = There is also a slide show featuring photographs of the RKO Palace on our = website. You are welcome to take a look.   Submitted by Ken Evans, RTOS Director    
(back) Subject: Re: An Organ Special to Us From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2004 18:54:53 -0600   At 10:55 PM -0500 02/08/04, Mike Gettelman wrote: > I particularly enjoy when Michael Barone programs >an "In Concert" segment, and one of the organs featured >this week happens to have been built by the Nichols and >Simpson Organ Builders Company, which is where both of >our administrative hosts of Pipechat, David Scribner >and Tim Bovard also happen to work. This is a rare >opportunity to hear the artistry of a very talented >group of organ folks, made all the better in this case >by the work of Ken Cowan who performed the inaugural >recital on the new instrument at The Cathedral of Saint >Augustine in Kalamazoo, Michigan.   Mike   Thank you for your kind words, all of us at Nichols & Simpson are very proud of that organ and were glad that Ken's artistry on it got shared with the PipeDreams listeners.   Your post gives me a nice opening to do some "shameless self-promotion"! = <G>   On Sunday, February 29, 2004 at 5:00 PM our newest organ at the Church of the Redeemer in Sarasota, Florida will be dedicated by Gerre Hancock. The specs and photos of the organ are available at: http://www.nicholsandsimpson.com/churchof.htm   Michael Barone in conjunction with the Central Arkansas Chapter, AGO will be presenting a "PipeDreams LIVE" event on Sunday March 14, 2004 beginning at 3:00 PM at Christ Church, 509 Scott Street in Little Rock, AR. I think there are something like 8 members of the Chapter playing various works as part of this program which will include the Albright "King of Instruments" that Michael will be narrating. http://www.nicholsandsimpson.com/prod01.htm   Ken Cowan returns to Little Rock on Friday, April 16, 2004 to play the First Annual Robert Ellis Memorial Recital on the organ at Christ Church. The concert will begin at 7:30 P.M. We are all looking forward to Ken's return to the Christ Church Organ.   If anyone from the list is able to attend any of these programs please make it a point to find one of us from Nichols & Simpson so that we can meet.   David  
(back) Subject: Re: Now looking for EASTER Introit From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 09 Feb 2004 22:18:32 -0500   On 2/9/04 10:10 AM, "Fran Walker" <fwalker@northwestern.edu> wrote:   > it is about time our choir learned a new EASTER Introit!   Why? What=B9s wrong with the old one?   Maybe I have to ask the obvious question: "What is =8Can=B9 Introit?" Yes, I know what an Introit is, generically, but in the way I know what an Introit is, you just open the book, and there=B9s one (or more) for every Sunday/Holyday of the year. (But, granted, THAT kind of =B3the Introit=B2 is used not as much now as it was a generation ago. Like, =B3Who=B9s entering?=B2) It=B9s not =B3an introit=B2 for a day; it=B9s THE introit for the day. And there are countless settings of =8Cit=B9, from denominational publishers and otherwise.   So, obviously, you=B9re talking about =B3an introit=B2 in some other (broader) sense. Is it an anthem? A hymn? A motet? An aria? How about anything with a title including the word =B3resurrexit=B2? (which should have both Latin and English text).=20   =B3The Introit=B2 in my camp, for the main bang on Easter, is =B3When I awake, I am with thee. Alleluia. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me: it is high, I cannot attain unto it. Alleluia, alleluia. [Ps.] O Lord, thou hast searched me and known me: thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising. Gloria patria . . . .   For an earlier service, go with: He is risen, alleluia: Remember how he spake unto you, alleluia. The Son of Man must be crucified, and the third day rise again. Alleluia, alleluia= .. [Ps.[ Thou hast crowned him with glory and honor: Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thine hand. Gloria patri . . .   But that=B9s so long AGO! I don=B9t think that=B9s in print any more among US. (But likely similar ones among =B3splinter=B2 Anglican groups and suchlike=8Bany lots of other places. .   With a bit more =B3definition,=B2 I=B9m sure I=B9m the LEAST of those who will have some excellent suggestions. (For those Introits for Easter or for others.)   Alan    
(back) Subject: Re: Now looking for EASTER Introit From: "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com> Date: Mon, 09 Feb 2004 22:01:21 -0600   Alan Freed wrote:   > On 2/9/04 10:10 AM, "Fran Walker" <fwalker@northwestern.edu> wrote: > > > it is about time our choir learned a new EASTER Introit! > > Why? What=92s wrong with the old one? > > Maybe I have to ask the obvious question: "What is =91an=92 Introit?" = Yes, > I know what an Introit is, generically, but in the way I know what an > Introit is, you just open the book, and there=92s one (or more) for > every Sunday/Holyday of the year.   It is the custom in some "non-liturgical" churches for the choir to sing a brief choral piece, immediately after the (organ) prelude and before the opening hymn. These are not long: 30 to 45 seconds, and a dozen or two bars. Texts are commonly a Psalm verse. The first such item listed in the 1995 volume, _The Hymnbook_ (of the Presbyterians) at number 528, was "Let all who enter here draw nigh to God, purge your hearts of sin through Christ's shed blood; to aid you on your way till shadows flee, and Christ see you in his eternal day."     ns    
(back) Subject: Christ, the Lord, is Risen Today From: <ProOrgo53@aol.com> Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2004 23:55:51 EST   EASTER INTROIT (Favorite)   Christ, the Lord, is Risen Today David H. Williams H. W. Gray/Belwin Mills   SATB Anthem + Organ (Fanfares in alternation with accompaniment = independent of choral parts) Easily learned in two rehearsals, even by a choir of = modest abilities; powerful, non-hymntune based "new music" (in its time), = rhythmically driving and assertive/compelling; remained my choir's favorite Easter = Introit for more than 10 years.   Hopefully it available in some form, if out-of-print, or borrowable from = such libraries as American Baptist Fellowship of Musicians choral library or = other similar repositories.   Dale G. Rider Independence, MO, USA    
(back) Subject: Re: Recital Announcements From: "Travis L. Evans" <tlevans@sbcglobal.net> Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2004 23:11:27 -0600   This isn't the official order but is the list of pieces.   Fuge Eb, "St. Anne" - J.S. Bach   Hymn: O God Our Help in Ages Past   Prelude - Jean Langlais Chorale E Minor - Jean Langlais   Andate Cantible, C.M. Widor   The Cuckoo - Claude D'Aquin arr. E. Power Biggs   Elegy - G. T. Thalben-Ball   Ronde Francais - Leon Boellman   Prelude, Fugue, Chaconne - Buxtehude   Sonata I - Charles W. Ore   Prelude on Jerusalem My Happy Home - Charles Callahan   Hymn: Jerusalem My Happy Home   Prelude on Londerry Air - Noel Rawsthorne   Toccata and Fuge in D minor, J.S. Bach   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> To: "'PipeChat'" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Monday, February 09, 2004 5:44 PM Subject: RE: Recital Announcements     What are you playing, Travis? At least in Americus (what a pretty church)?   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com    
(back) Subject: Church Blows Up Tonight!! From: <Devon3000@aol.com> Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 00:13:15 EST   Hi all, Devon Hollingsworth here in normally peaceful DeKalb Illinois.   I subscribe to a google feature that notifies me of pipe organ happenings around the world. I was shocked today (we don't subscribe to any local = papers) to read about St. John Lutheran in Sycamore (DeKalb and Sycamore merge = together as towns) caught fire in the blower room during the early service = yesterday, and caused $1,000 in damage, the fire department said. The minister = evacuated the sanctuary, and they thought all was well after it was put out.   Then, while watching the news tonight, I see that the church exploded in flames (must have been natural gas) and is a total loss!! I'll go over = there tomorrow and try to find out if the Berghaus rebuilt organ is totally = gone. From the looks of the pictures, there is nothing left but walls. It's a well-established church, so I'm sure they'll rebuild right away. So sad, = though, especially after a small fire yesterday.   Thank heaven it didn't explode yesterday. Would have been an entirely different report.   Devon Hollingsworth, in DeKalb Illinois  
(back) Subject: Re: Now looking for EASTER Introit From: <OMusic@aol.com> Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 00:32:52 EST   Alan, do something different. Someone mentioned a good choral = composition, Joy in the Morning by Natalie Sleeth. The choir could do it immediately = after the prelude. Lee    
(back) Subject: Music of Richard White From: "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@adelphia.net> Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2004 22:12:11 -0800   Always looking for good new music, I recently became aware of composer = Richard White, who hails from Tucson, Arizona.   I was impressed with his fine compositions, and have begun recording = them for him. If you want some wonderful service and concert music, you should check these out. I'm not making any $$ = from this connection with him - I'm just glad to pass along information for his wonderful music.   You can listen to what I"ve recorded so far at: http://www.blackiris.com/orwig/white/   A link to Richard's website is there on the page.   Please be patient if you have difficulty downloading - usually the = traffic is quite heavy for a day or so after I have posted a link to one of my recordings - keep = trying!   Also, I will post periodically to let y'all know I've added to the site.     Best wishes,   Jonathan