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" <giwro@adelphia.net>
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" <ophicleide16@direcway.com>
Pancake Day
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca>
 

(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" <giwro@adelphia.net> 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" <ophicleide16@direcway.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" <conwayb@sympatico.ca> 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