PipeChat Digest #4210 - Saturday, January 10, 2004
 
Re: PipeChat Digest #4209 - 01/09/04
  by "Steve Chandler" <stevec@open-tech.com>
Racquetball Organs
  by "First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois" <kzrev@rr1.net>
Re: PipeChat Digest #4209 - 01/09/04
  by "Alicia Zeilenga" <azeilenga@theatreorgans.com>
Re: Racquetball Organs
  by "Alicia Zeilenga" <azeilenga@theatreorgans.com>
Re: Racquetball Organs
  by "Shirley" <pnst.shirley@verizon.net>
Re: Racquetball Organs
  by "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org>
Re: Racquetball Organs
  by "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net>
Cameron Carpenter performance in Vienna, VA - Jan 12, 8pm
  by "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org>
Re: Cameron Carpenter performance in Vienna, VA - Jan 12, 8pm
  by <HOLYMUSIC@aol.com>
Re: Racquetball Organs
  by "Dick Meckstroth" <support@opensystemsorgans.com>
Re: Contacts in Boston?
  by <MFoxy9795@aol.com>
Re: Racquetball Organs
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com>
Re: Cameron Carpenter performance in Vienna, VA - Jan 12, 8pm
  by "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org>
Re: Cameron Carpenter performance in Vienna, VA - Jan 12, 8pm
  by <Keys4bach@aol.com>
Re: Cameron Carpenter performance in Vienna, VA - Jan 12, 8pm
  by "Paul R. Swank" <prswank@surfbest.net>
Profuse apologies to the list
  by "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org>
Re: Profuse apologies to the list
  by <quilisma@cox.net>
Re: Cameron Carpenter performance in Vienna, VA - Jan 12, 8pm
  by <HOLYMUSIC@aol.com>
Re: sorta off-topic: RC liturgical rules an
  by <RVScara@aol.com>
RE: Cameron Carpenter performance in Vienna, VA - Jan 12, 8pm
  by "Storandt, Peter" <pstorandt@okcu.edu>
Re: Contacts in Boston
  by <MFoxy9795@aol.com>
Reminder-Scott Foppiano Plays Rochester 4/23 Wurlitzer on this Sunday aft
  by "Kenneth Evans" <kevans1@rochester.rr.com>
Re: Contacts in Boston?
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Profuse apologies to the list
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Organists' Burials: Leipzig & Berlin
  by "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu>
 

(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #4209 - 01/09/04 From: "Steve Chandler" <stevec@open-tech.com> Date: Fri, 09 Jan 2004 08:51:24 -0600   > > >From: "TommyLee Whitlock" > >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. > > > Hi Tommy,   You could easily take the Green line from Copley Square to Park St Station then transfer to the Red Line and take that to Harvard Square. There's a nice Fisk in Memorial Chapel at Harvard. They used let you just call and ask for bench time (once). The only funny thing about that organ is the Ruckpositif is on the floor behind you because the organ is in the front of the chapel. Nice organ, nice room. It's worth a try.   Steve Chandler      
(back) Subject: Racquetball Organs From: "First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois" <kzrev@rr1.net> Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2004 12:02:41 -0600   You know, I was just thinking, Racquetball courts are so resonant--EVERYTHING is a hard surface, and the room is totally empty...........it ought to be a great place for a small pipe organ! You could even have a Racket (Rankett) 8'! ;>)   Dennis Steckley   Every gun that is made and every warship that is launched, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed--Dwight Eisenhower        
(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #4209 - 01/09/04 From: "Alicia Zeilenga" <azeilenga@theatreorgans.com> Date: Fri, 09 Jan 2004 12:28:10 -0600   What's weird about that? Am I missing something? Alicia Zeilenga Sub-Dean AGO@UI "Santa Caecilia, ora pro nobis"     -----Original Message----- From: Steve Chandler <stevec@open-tech.com> > There's a nice Fisk in Memorial Chapel at Harvard. They used let you > just call and ask for bench time (once). The only funny thing about > that > organ is the Ruckpositif is on the floor behind you because the organ > is > in the front of the chapel. >   Alicia Zeilenga Sub-Dean AGO@UI "Santa Caecilia, ora pro nobis"      
(back) Subject: Re: Racquetball Organs From: "Alicia Zeilenga" <azeilenga@theatreorgans.com> Date: Fri, 09 Jan 2004 12:30:23 -0600   hmmm. A colleague of mine and I were discussing playing baseball in the concert hall a couple nights ago. Any ideas for stop names there? Alicia Zeilenga Sub-Dean AGO@UI "Santa Caecilia, ora pro nobis"     -----Original Message----- From: "First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois" <kzrev@rr1.net> To: <pipechat@pipechat.org> Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2004 12:02:41 -0600 Subject: Racquetball Organs   > You know, I was just thinking, Racquetball courts are so > resonant--EVERYTHING is a hard surface, and the room is totally > empty...........it ought to be a great place for a small pipe organ! > You could even have a Racket (Rankett) 8'! ;>) > > Dennis Steckley > > Every gun that is made and every warship that is launched, signifies in > the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those > who > are cold and are not clothed--Dwight Eisenhower > > > > "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: Racquetball Organs From: "Shirley" <pnst.shirley@verizon.net> Date: Fri, 09 Jan 2004 13:35:18 -0500       On 9 Jan 2004 at 12:30, Alicia Zeilenga wrote:   > hmmm. A colleague of mine and I were discussing playing baseball in > the concert hall a couple nights ago. Any ideas for stop names there? > Alicia Zeilenga Sub-Dean AGO@UI "Santa Caecilia, ora pro nobis"   Strike 1 =3D Chimes You're Out =3D Unison Off Home Run =3D Sfz. First Base =3D Fife 1' Second Base =3D Piccolo 2'   --Shirley        
(back) Subject: Re: Racquetball Organs From: "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org> Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2004 14:07:35 -0500   > > hmmm. A colleague of mine and I were discussing playing baseball in > > the concert hall a couple nights ago. Any ideas for stop names there? > > Alicia Zeilenga Sub-Dean AGO@UI "Santa Caecilia, ora pro nobis" > > Strike 1 =3D Chimes > You're Out =3D Unison Off > Home Run =3D Sfz. > First Base =3D Fife 1' > Second Base =3D Piccolo 2'   Don't forget the Fanfare Trumpettes en Chamade 4', 8' and 16'. What's a baseball game without fanfares, afterall? :)   Bases Loaded =3D Tutti (or Plenum) For home run, how about Plein Jeu Bad call by the umpire =3D Nasard (or Rauschpfeif)   Hmmmm.... Popcorn =3D Blockfluit (heavy chiff) 8' ?? For the dugout - Untersatz 16' ?   And if it's an Orioles game, gotta have a Birdola! ::ducking and running from Malcolm::   TommyLee    
(back) Subject: Re: Racquetball Organs From: "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2004 14:08:12 -0500   ----- Original Message ----- From: "First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois" <kzrev@rr1.net> To: <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Friday, January 09, 2004 1:02 PM Subject: Racquetball Organs     > You know, I was just thinking, Racquetball courts are so > resonant--EVERYTHING is a hard surface, and the room is totally > empty...........it ought to be a great place for a small pipe organ! > You could even have a Racket (Rankett) 8'! ;>) > > Dennis Steckley > Many of us have been saying that about Grand Central Terminal, and look where it has gotten us!   All aboard,   Malcolm      
(back) Subject: Cameron Carpenter performance in Vienna, VA - Jan 12, 8pm From: "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org> Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2004 14:38:04 -0500   For Pipechatters near the DC Metropolitan area:   Cameron Carpenter will perform in concert at Vienna Presbyterian Church, Vienna, VA, Monday, January 12 at 8 pm.   The concert is sponsored by the Northern Virginia Chapter of the AGO. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door.   The location is in the heart of Vienna at 124 Park St., NE, 22180. For those not familiar with the area, the safe route is to take the Beltway to I-66 west, then exit north (right) on Nutley Street. Turn right (north) = on Maple Avenue, then proceed about 6 blocks and take a left (west) on Park. Check Mapquest for directions if necessary.   I have not yet seen Cameron in concert but from all reports, this should be an interesting and entertaining event. In addition to the 3- manual, 41-rank Schantz organ at Vienna Presbyertian, Cameron will also be performing on two Allen instruments provided by Jordan Kitts, a 4M Renaissance and a 3M theater organ.   Per Rich Blacklock: "The program promises to be varied and highly entertaining and certainly unlike a "typical" organ concert (I do NOT have anything against =   a typical organ concert, by the way). Watching Cameron in action is half the fun, for he is truly an amazing talent, and all the consoles will be front and center with good viewing from everywhere in the sanctuary. Cameron always speaks well to the audience and adds to the enjoyment with his verbal notes about the music."   Please feel free to pass this announcement on to anyone who may be = interested.   Cheers, Tommy Lee Whitlock Reston, VA    
(back) Subject: Re: Cameron Carpenter performance in Vienna, VA - Jan 12, 8pm From: <HOLYMUSIC@aol.com> Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2004 14:47:56 EST   Tommy,   Hi this is Nae Pearson   I saw Cameron at Chevy Chase Pres.........cowboy boots and all   Is Vienna Virginia ready for this?   Can't make it Monday.......off to Orlando for a ministry training session.......   GET READY............he's something!   Nae We gotta get together!!!!    
(back) Subject: Re: Racquetball Organs From: "Dick Meckstroth" <support@opensystemsorgans.com> Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2004 15:02:41 -0500   >Bad call by the umpire =3D Nasard (or Rauschpfeif)   No, hold down the lowest note of the lowest reed and turn off the blower.  
(back) Subject: Re: Contacts in Boston? From: <MFoxy9795@aol.com> Date: Fri, 09 Jan 2004 15:15:39 -0500   Trinity is undergoing a major building project right now involving digging = down below the church to the supports several floors deep. The Fridays at = Trinity series (noontime) is temporarily being called Fridays on the = Square or something and is being held in Old South, on the opposite side = of the square, so the organ is either unplayable right now or is at least = restricted. THat is probably why you are not having much luck setting up = something at Trinity.   Hey, give yourself a break and enjoy Boston! Many events are listed on = boston.com. If you get into town on Thursday, that is when the Boston = Globe calendar section comes out. If not, you can go to the main Boston = Public Library right on Copley Square and look it up.   Merry   In a message dated 1/9/2004 12:35:05 AM Eastern Standard Time, = tommylee@whitlock.org writes:   > > 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.  
(back) Subject: Re: Racquetball Organs From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> Date: Fri, 09 Jan 2004 14:17:08 -0600   First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois wrote:   >You know, I was just thinking, Racquetball courts are so >resonant--EVERYTHING is a hard surface, and the room is totally >empty...........it ought to be a great place for a small pipe organ! >You could even have a Racket (Rankett) 8'! ;>) > > > This sort of acoustic is not quite what you want, since a racquetball court has the kind of echo that many people would describe as "slappy." Instead of organ sound dying away gently over a period of a second or two -- as in a desirable acoustic -- you would hear it echoing TAT-TAT-TAT-TAT-TAT. The way to overcome this would be to attempt to have some variation in the surface of the walls -- curves, ridges, etc. -- to get rid of the slappiness. THEN a racquetball court would be a very desirable place for any organ!   John Speller.      
(back) Subject: Re: Cameron Carpenter performance in Vienna, VA - Jan 12, 8pm From: "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org> Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2004 15:20:58 -0500   Nae!!!!! Damned good to hear from you!!!!!! :)   I've never had the priviledge of attending a Cameron performance and have heard many mixed reviews. Very classical folks seem to think he's evil incarnate, so I guess he must be doing something right. ;)   Would still love to get together with you and your SO sometime. Have a = good time in Orlando! I don't guess I need to tell you to visit Parliment = House or the Full Moon Saloon! LOL! I have a friend in the area who is the organist at Emmanuel Episcopal in Winter Park. His name is Victor Brown. Older gent, one of the most = vanilla queens you'd ever meet, but just a really nice guy. You might look him up = if you have tim. Cheers! TommyLee   > Hi this is Nae Pearson > > I saw Cameron at Chevy Chase Pres.........cowboy boots and all > > Is Vienna Virginia ready for this? > > Can't make it Monday.......off to Orlando for a ministry training > session....... > > GET READY............he's something!           -- TommyLee Whitlock 2111 Owls Cove Lane Reston, VA 20191 703 264 1403  
(back) Subject: Re: Cameron Carpenter performance in Vienna, VA - Jan 12, 8pm From: <Keys4bach@aol.com> Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2004 15:26:20 EST   In a message dated 1/9/2004 3:21:45 PM Eastern Standard Time, tommylee@whitlock.org writes:   > I've never had the priviledge of attending a Cameron performance and = have > heard many mixed reviews. Very classical folks seem to think he's evil > incarnate, so I guess he must be doing something right. ;)   my first organ teacher heard him in NO--loved everything about the concert   dale in florida    
(back) Subject: Re: Cameron Carpenter performance in Vienna, VA - Jan 12, 8pm From: "Paul R. Swank" <prswank@surfbest.net> Date: Fri, 09 Jan 2004 15:38:53 -0500   I plan to drive down to Vienna Va. for Cameron's concert.   Should I wear a red rose????   Paul R. Swank Baltimore, MD.    
(back) Subject: Profuse apologies to the list From: "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org> Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2004 15:37:56 -0500   Profuse apologies to the list. Obviously that last posting was supposed = to be private.   Sitting here with major egg on face and going back to just lurking tommylee    
(back) Subject: Re: Profuse apologies to the list From: <quilisma@cox.net> Date: Fri, 09 Jan 2004 12:51:36 -0800   ROFLMQAO!!!!   Bud   TommyLee Whitlock wrote:   > Profuse apologies to the list. Obviously that last posting was supposed = to be > private. > > Sitting here with major egg on face and going back to just lurking > tommylee > > "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: Cameron Carpenter performance in Vienna, VA - Jan 12, 8pm From: <HOLYMUSIC@aol.com> Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2004 15:43:59 EST   In a message dated 1/9/2004 3:37:52 PM Eastern Standard Time, prswank@surfbest.net writes:   > Should I wear a red rose???? >   It would be mild in comparison to what Cameron will be wearing!    
(back) Subject: Re: sorta off-topic: RC liturgical rules an From: <RVScara@aol.com> Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2004 15:47:07 EST   A bad colon put me in the hospital again so I had this on Hold; it was a topic several weeks ago and I intended to reply at that = time......................   In reply to DERREINETOR's comments.   I agree that it depends whether the local Bishop chooses to go along with those liturgical "guidelines" or "suggestions" on the music in the Liturgy = or rituals. The document(s) may appear to be the law of the land (because = the Nat'l Conference of Catholic Bishops gave their approval) but there is no enforcement mechanism or penalty for not complying. Many a local Bishop = looks the other way when priests innovate with their own personal touch by "adding" to the =   Mass formula despite all that has been laid down by the Vatican and = promulgated by the US Bishops Conference.......it's eyewash. Bishops seem afraid to = call priests to task for violating, or ignoring, the supposed standards laid = down in the General Instruction of the Roman Missal (which says how the Mass = WILL be conducted and the part each participant plays...priest, deacon, various =   ministers, when singing occurs and what type of music is allowed, etc.) = It boils down to a local parish priest picking and choosing what he will, or will = not, follow. As-long-as the Mass is conducted in a valid manner (the essential =   parts are in there,) priests can basically get away with doing whatever = they want by calling it A Liturgy.   I dare say, Alan, if you are there, no Lutheran celebrant would get away with some of the freelancing RC's get away with in their Masses. Imagine = men and women prancing down the aisle in see-thru togas over skimpy underclothing, =   twirling platters of "gifts of fruits and breads" over their = heads....reminded me of the old Cecil B deMille film with belly dancers before Herod, = leading up to the beheading of John the Baptist. But it was justified by calling = them "Liturgical Dancers." Almost anything goes in the name of Liturgy. "    
(back) Subject: RE: Cameron Carpenter performance in Vienna, VA - Jan 12, 8pm From: "Storandt, Peter" <pstorandt@okcu.edu> Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2004 15:00:11 -0600   As long as it's accompanied by other attire....   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of Paul R. Swank Sent: Friday, January 09, 2004 2:39 PM To: PipeChat Subject: Re: Cameron Carpenter performance in Vienna, VA - Jan 12, 8pm   I plan to drive down to Vienna Va. for Cameron's concert.   Should I wear a red rose????   Paul R. Swank Baltimore, MD.   "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: Fri, 09 Jan 2004 17:19:10 -0500   In a message dated 1/8/2004 5:34:57 PM Eastern Standard Time, = acfreed0904@earthlink.net writes:   > 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   LOL!!!  
(back) Subject: Reminder-Scott Foppiano Plays Rochester 4/23 Wurlitzer on this Sunday afternoon (cross-posted) From: "Kenneth Evans" <kevans1@rochester.rr.com> Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2004 21:57:41 -0500   The Rochester Theater Organ Society presents Scott Foppiano playing our Wurlitzer 4/23 this Sunday afternoon, January 11 at 2:30 PM. This event takes place in the newly remodeled Auditorium Center at 875 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14605. Tickets at the door will go on sale one hour before the concert for only $15 each.   Driving directions (plus much more) are available on our homepage at http://theatreorgans.com/rochestr/ . Please join us for a Sunday afternoon theater pipe organ musicale.   Ken Evans, RTOS Director    
(back) Subject: Re: Contacts in Boston? From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 09 Jan 2004 22:16:37 -0500   On 1/9/04 12:35 AM, "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org> wrote:   > So, any thoughts, suggestions or contacts would be appreciated. If = nothing > else, does anyone know of any organ recitals during that weekend there?   Three cheers for you, TommyLee--and you know I mean it!   Bodacious, sure! But appropriate, YES! I hope you come up with some interesting possibilities! You deserve every bit thereof. Wish I could help.   Alan    
(back) Subject: Re: Profuse apologies to the list From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 09 Jan 2004 22:52:13 -0500   On 1/9/04 3:37 PM, "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org> wrote:   > Profuse apologies to the list. Obviously that last posting was supposed = to be > private. =20 >=20 > Sitting here with major egg on face and going back to just lurking > tommylee=20 >=20 TommyLee: Put it OUT of your mind. We are ladies and gentlemen here. We all make mistakes. We've all seen (and most of us have committed) faaaar worse faux paseseses. Anyone who wants to declare his or her LACK of gentlemanliness or ladishipness shouuld step forward (or cower with self-enjoyed snickers) at your gaffe.   Alan, speaking French this evening for the benefit of les cognoscentiii=8Bsnicker-snicker   P.S.: Also: Shame on you, you naught man!!!! he he he he he =20      
(back) Subject: Organists' Burials: Leipzig & Berlin From: "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu> Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2004 01:34:10 -0500   Genealogists have grave concerns, and amateur genealogist that I am, I guess I share that quirk. I'd be interested in knowing, apart from Bach, what organists' grave sites are to be found in Leipzig, as well as in Berlin.   Indeed, might Karg-Elert be buried either in Leipzig or even back at = his home town of Oberndorf? Is there ANYTHING regarding Karg-Elert to be seen in Oberndorf?   Thanks to any and all on these august lists for whatever help is possible on this inquiry. It's amazing and wonderful, who out there can help with far-out questions like this. :-)   Cordially,   Karl E. Moyer Lancaster PA