PipeChat Digest #4298 - Tuesday, February 24, 2004 Mormon Chapels, Organists, and Organs by <TubaMagna@aol.com> new mp3 added to Richard White page by "Jonathan Orwig" <email@example.com> Re: A series of near-Holy Land experiences, Part 1 of 2 by <OMusic@aol.com> Re: Mormon Chapels, Organists, and Organs by "M Fox" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Pancake Day by "Bob Conway" <email@example.com>
(back) Subject: Mormon Chapels, Organists, and Organs From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2004 21:20:17 EST The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints purchases electronic instruments from the major manufacturers that are specifically designed = for their needs. The church also still invests in genuine pipe organs, and not just monumental ones such as the new Schoenstein in Salt Lake City. If you have = been diligently reading your copies of The American Organist and The Diapason = over the decades, you will have seen smaller instruments, many of them = mechanical action ones with ingenius either/or registrational capabilities built by = the Bigelow firm. It is my understanding that The Spoken Word takes precedence over = Music, and that among the criteria they have established is a limit of somewhere around a second and a half of reverberation in the 500 Hz range. Pipe = organ builders must therefore adapt their scaling, mouth dimensions, pressures, = and voicing styles to accommodate what they might see as challenges, if not = limitations. Recently, there has been a good amount of press regarding the growing Mormon community in New York City. As a result of their growth, they are = building more facilities in the city, as well as renovating historic buildings to accommodate their needs. Their main New York Stake facility, across from Lincoln Center for the = Performing Arts and The Juilliard School of Music, is undergoing = spectacular change, from the addition of a steeple, to the building of a Temple, to = the complete renovation of their Chapel. Passers-by will notice that the formerly-drab Chapel windows have been = replaced by sculpted art glass. The Chapel itself has been redesigned with = thicker, less flexible walls, and the rostrum reconfigured to support a = real pipe organ in its traditional front-and-center location, speaking down the long = axis of the room. Most smaller LDS pipe organs are of practical design, meant to = accompany and/or lead hymn singing and life cycle events. They are not intended to = be luxurious concert instruments such as those on Temple Square. Sebastian M. Gluck New York City ..
(back) Subject: new mp3 added to Richard White page From: "Jonathan Orwig" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2004 20:10:16 -0800 Hello, friends... I've just added the Prelude in G major to the site: http://www.blackiris.com/orwig/white/ working on the fugue now, which sounds suspiciously like the = "Flinstones" theme <chuckle> enjoy, -Jonathan
(back) Subject: Re: A series of near-Holy Land experiences, Part 1 of 2 From: <OMusic@aol.com> Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 00:39:05 EST Thanks for the "tour," Glenda. I always enjoy your reports. Eyrline
(back) Subject: Re: Mormon Chapels, Organists, and Organs From: "M Fox" <email@example.com> Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2004 21:47:13 -0800 ----- Original Message ----- From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> > Most smaller LDS pipe organs are of practical design, meant to accompany > and/or lead hymn singing and life cycle events. Gentile that I am, I do wonder how one leads a life cycle event. I think I have mostly been battered by them... MAF
(back) Subject: Pancake Day From: "Bob Conway" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 01:44:37 -0500 Don't forget that today (Shrove Tuesday) is Pancake Day. Whether you like = them in the English manner with lemon and sugar drizzled over them. = Crepes "Canadienne", with maple syrup on top, or in the true French style with a savoury stuffing inside them. If you are ever in Montreal, you will not have to look far before you find = a "Creperie", they make the best crepes in the whole world. And not only on Shrove Tuesday! Some of our churches have a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, - but I prefer to have them at home, eating them as fast as my wife can cook them! Then go off and practice all your Lenten music. Cheers, Bob Conway