PipeChat Digest #4209 - Friday, January 9, 2004
 
Dutch Organs
  by "Kaiser M, Lancee T" <lankai@netrover.com>
Burlesque
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: Dutch Organs
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Check out Church Executive Magazine - October 2003 - Pipe organs play the
  by <Icedad@aol.com>
Re: Dutch Organs
  by "Arie Vandenberg" <ArieV@ClassicOrgan.com>
Re: extreme examples from the 60's and 70's
  by "Dr. Amy Fleming" <docamy@alltel.net>
A wealth of Dutch organ info...
  by <Gfc234@aol.com>
Re: Dutch Organs
  by "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu>
RE: Dutch Organs
  by "Lefevre Vincent" <vincent.lefevre@tiscali.be>
Re: Contacts in Boston
  by <MFoxy9795@aol.com>
Re: Contacts in Boston
  by <MFoxy9795@aol.com>
Re: Contacts in Boston
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Contacts in Boston?
  by "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org>
 

(back) Subject: Dutch Organs From: "Kaiser M, Lancee T" <lankai@netrover.com> Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2004 08:36:50 -0500   We are starting to plan a trip to Holland this year and would appreciate some suggestions of churches with organs of interest to visit. If anyone has this information, please feel free to e-mail us privately at lankai@netrover.com or, if you think this information would be of general interest, post it for everyone. If there is a tour of churches, that = would be of interest to us as well as information about where to stay.   Michael    
(back) Subject: Burlesque From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2004 05:59:54 -0800 (PST)   Hello Cole,   Sorry I made you ill!   O degrees Farenheit....that's crackly cold.   I expect this is why all those trucks ran into each other on the freeway; it was quite a savage spectacle on the TV.   Actually, I was being serious about the religion thing, but as always, slightly tongue in cheek. I can never quite understand the "quest" people feel obliged to pursue, when the miracle is there for all to see. Even a full knowledge of the blades of grass beneath our feet, would comfortably exceed all the religion ever written, in terms of complexity.   No matter what we might think we know, we actually know nothing.   What is the point, if a man reading a Bible can be so self-absorbed, that he steps over the sleeping body of a homeless teenager without noticing?   That was my point about sub-atomic particles!   The great thing about humour is the fact that it can be either a shield and defence, or a surgically sharp sword..........I hope I use it wisely and kindly.   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK   --- Cole <rcolev@woh.rr.com> wrote: > Colin, > I have developed bronchitis due to laughing way to > much at your humor (at > least I think it's humor--maybe you're dead > serious?) and a sudden cold > spell here in Ohio (the perceived temp [we call it > "wind chill"] has dipped > to somewhere below 0=B0 Fahrenheit.   __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Hotjobs: Enter the "Signing Bonus" Sweepstakes http://hotjobs.sweepstakes.yahoo.com/signingbonus  
(back) Subject: Re: Dutch Organs From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2004 06:09:57 -0800 (PST)   Hello,   I think "most of them" is proabably the best answer. Holland is an entire country given over to some of the most fascinating and varied organs in the world, from the very earliest playing examples, through unrestored baroque instruments, via romantic instruments from France, England, Germany and Holland itself, to the modern-day Flentrops and van Heuvels. The restored masterpieces are....well.... masterpieces; priceless, unique and an inspiration to the world.   OK....enough of the gush!   Let's be practical for a moment.   I go year after year to Holland, and I am probably better placed than anyone on the list to offer some help and advice, details of contacts, recital lists, organ tours, specific organ crawls etc etc. I also know all the websites, which are a huge help.   So, first things first....I would need to know when you intend to go, whereabouts you intend to go and how you intend to travel when you get there.   From that information, I can draw much and offer a bit of help.   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK     --- "Kaiser M, Lancee T" <lankai@netrover.com> wrote: > We are starting to plan a trip to Holland this year > and would appreciate > some suggestions of churches with organs of interest > to visit.   __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Hotjobs: Enter the "Signing Bonus" Sweepstakes http://hotjobs.sweepstakes.yahoo.com/signingbonus  
(back) Subject: Check out Church Executive Magazine - October 2003 - Pipe organs play the tun From: <Icedad@aol.com> Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2004 09:14:28 EST   Click here: Church Executive Magazine - October 2003 - Pipe organs play = the tune    
(back) Subject: Re: Dutch Organs From: "Arie Vandenberg" <ArieV@ClassicOrgan.com> Date: Thu, 08 Jan 2004 10:00:18 -0500   At 08:36 AM 2004-01-08 -0500, you wrote: >We are starting to plan a trip to Holland this year and would appreciate >some suggestions of churches with organs of interest to visit. If anyone >has this information, please feel free to e-mail us privately at >lankai@netrover.com or, if you think this information would be of = general >interest, post it for everyone. If there is a tour of churches, that = would >be of interest to us as well as information about where to stay. > >Michael     Michael,   You can try the following site, although in Dutch you should be able to navigate it. It is http://kerkorgel.pagina.nl/.   There is so much information here, you may have to postpone your visit by =   a year. Of course the most famous ones should be on everyone's list, like =   St. Bavo - Haarlem, the Schnitger in Zwolle, the Hinz organ in Kampen, etc. But there are so many of them that are good, you may want to stay = for a whole year.   As the Dutch would say about pipe organs, "if it ain't Dutch, it ain't = MUTCH"   Arie V.   >~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   Arie Vandenberg Classic Organbuilders ArieV@ClassicOrgan.com Tel.: 905-475-1263      
(back) Subject: Re: extreme examples from the 60's and 70's From: "Dr. Amy Fleming" <docamy@alltel.net> Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2004 10:06:41 -0600   I wasn't offended, for he took the agnostic >stance for fear of limiting the infinity of creation >to his own finite understanding. >   I HOPE that you are not inferring that those of us who believe that God created the universe ex-nihlo are limiting the infinity of creation. If = God created the universe then it is no surprise that it is infinite and beyond our TOTAL understanding. The agnostic stance strikes me as someone who either doesn't know what he/she believes in or is unwilling to stand up = and take the heat. Amy Fleming Univ. Fl. Zoology D.V.M. Sorry this is off topic, I couldn't resist. Will return to lurkdom.    
(back) Subject: A wealth of Dutch organ info... From: <Gfc234@aol.com> Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2004 12:34:58 EST   It may help you decide which organs to visit by listening to Marie Clare Alain and Ton Koopman recordings of Bach.-the liner notes are superb and = may point you down the right path. I have a box set called "Famous Dutch Organs" = It is on the Brilliant Classics label -the code is 99759. Organs include: = St. Laurenskerk, Alkmaar, St. Bavo, Haarlem, Kathedral 'S Hertgogenbosch, = Grote Kerk Zwolle, Grote Kerk, Breda, Stevenskerk, Nijmegen, Grote Kerk, = Massluis, Martinkerk, Groningen, Grote Kerk, Leeuwarden, and Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam. = BUY THE CDS!!!! You won't regret it. Here is the link: http://www.joanrecords.com/classical/brilliant/item/99759.html   Also check this great site out: http://www.dutch-organs.com/ enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!! gfc   Gregory Ceurvorst (which is Dutch and means "little king" :) 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: Re: Dutch Organs From: "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu> Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2004 12:45:36 -0800   >At 08:36 AM 2004-01-08 -0500, you wrote: >>We are starting to plan a trip to Holland this year and would = appreciate >>some suggestions of churches with organs of interest to visit. If = anyone >>has this information, please feel free to e-mail us privately at >>lankai@netrover.com or, if you think this information would be of = general >>interest, post it for everyone. If there is a tour of churches, that = would >>be of interest to us as well as information about where to stay. >> >>Michael > > >Michael, > >You can try the following site, although in Dutch you should be able >to navigate it. It is http://kerkorgel.pagina.nl/. > >There is so much information here, you may have to postpone your >visit by a year. Of course the most famous ones should be on >everyone's list, like St. Bavo - Haarlem, the Schnitger in Zwolle, >the Hinz organ in Kampen, etc. But there are so many of them that >are good, you may want to stay for a whole year. > >As the Dutch would say about pipe organs, "if it ain't Dutch, it ain't = MUTCH" > >Arie V.   And if you care there is also the Nederlandse Orgel Federatie (NOF website) that takes care of a handful of Theatre organs.   John V  
(back) Subject: RE: Dutch Organs From: "Lefevre Vincent" <vincent.lefevre@tiscali.be> Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2004 21:00:30 +0100   Michael, There are a lot of websites about Dutch organs, that will allow you to compile a trip. Google will guide you. If not, feel free to ask me for assistance. Vincent Lef=E8vre Bruges-Belgium   -----Oorspronkelijk bericht----- Van: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] Namens Kaiser = M, Lancee T Verzonden: donderdag 8 januari 2004 14:37 Aan: PIPORG-L@listserv.albany.edu; pipechat Onderwerp: Dutch Organs   We are starting to plan a trip to Holland this year and would = appreciate some suggestions of churches with organs of interest to visit. If = anyone has this information, please feel free to e-mail us privately at lankai@netrover.com or, if you think this information would be of = general interest, post it for everyone. If there is a tour of churches, that = would be of interest to us as well as information about where to stay.   Michael   "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: Contacts in Boston From: <MFoxy9795@aol.com> Date: Thu, 08 Jan 2004 16:13:00 -0500   In a message dated 1/7/2004 11:09:09 PM Eastern Standard Time, = tommylee@whitlock.org writes: > > I will travelling to Boston for the MLK weekend, January 16-18, staying = at the > Park Plaza Hotel near Copley Square. I would like to arrange for some > practice time during the weekend whenever would be convenient in the = area. > Are there any contacts for the area on this list? If so, > please get in touch > with me off line and let me know where I might be welcome. > > Cheers, > Tommy Lee Whitlock  
(back) Subject: Re: Contacts in Boston From: <MFoxy9795@aol.com> Date: Thu, 08 Jan 2004 16:13:59 -0500   You will be in Boston only three days and you want to spend your time = practicing??? Merry   In a message dated 1/7/2004 11:09:09 PM Eastern Standard Time, = tommylee@whitlock.org writes:   > I will travelling to Boston for the MLK weekend, January 16-18, staying = at the > Park Plaza Hotel near Copley Square. I would like to arrange for some > practice time during the weekend whenever would be convenient in the = area. > Are there any contacts for the area on this list? If so, > please get in touch > with me off line and let me know where I might be welcome. > > Cheers, > Tommy Lee Whitlock  
(back) Subject: Re: Contacts in Boston From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 08 Jan 2004 17:34:57 -0500   On 1/8/04 4:13 PM, "MFoxy9795@aol.com" <MFoxy9795@aol.com> wrote:   > You will be in Boston only three days and you want to spend your time > practicing???   Well, Merry, he NEEDS it. REAL bad!   Alan    
(back) Subject: Re: Contacts in Boston? From: "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org> Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2004 00:35:05 -0500   > You will be in Boston only three days and you want to spend your > time practicing???   LOL! Okay, I'm a nutcase!   Well, here's the full story. I am a middle-aged beginner, though I might flatter myself as being an early intermediate player by this point since I =   started learning to play a bit over 3 years ago. When I travel, I enjoy = the opportunity to get bench time at other organs when possible, though I have = an electronic organ at home for daily practice and the key to my church's = organ for an occasional treat at a console with real pipes when I have time. At = my level, being away from the keyboard for 4 days is certainly noticeable and =   requires extra effort to recoup.   My organ teacher is encouraging me to take the AGO Service Level exam this =   year, so I must be doing something more or less right. <chuckle!>   Since I will be within a short walk of Copley Square, I had hopes of = arranging some time at Trinity Episcopal, but haven't had any luck contacting anyone =   there yet. If I remember correctly, there are other churches near the = Park Plaza hotel, and I had hoped to make contacts to perhaps get some time at = one of them. I have been pleasantly surprized by many very warm and = encouraging welcome. In Sidney, Australia on a business trip a few years ago, when I = was just getting started, I had the keys to a church near the hotel where I = was staying for the duration of my stay. Now most people may think I'm nuts, = but I really enjoyed walking to the church at the end of the workday and = playing for an hour or two. And I also have to say that time gave my very = beginning skills a significant boost.   Anyway, I realize that there might be some difficulties finding bench time =   that would not conflict with the weekend activities of a church, but if = you don't ask, you don't know.   So, any thoughts, suggestions or contacts would be appreciated. If = nothing else, does anyone know of any organ recitals during that weekend there?   Cheers, TommyLee   PS, Alan, go to your room! ;)