PipeChat Digest #4249 - Friday, January 30, 2004
 
Re: Easter Anthem?
  by <MFoxy9795@aol.com>
Re: Who was J. Christopher Marks?
  by "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com>
Re: Who was J. Christopher Marks?
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Re: Easter Anthem?
  by "Margo Dillard" <dillardm@airmail.net>
Jazz Quintet with Pipe Organ Concert
  by <OrganNYC@aol.com>
Chamber Organ
  by "F. Richard Burt" <effarbee@verizon.net>
Re: Easter Anthem?
  by "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu>
Clark Mansion IV-Manual Murray Harris
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
RE: Disney Hall Organ- PICTURES (x-post)
  by "Thomas J. Hoehn" <thoehn@theatreorgans.com>
Re: zimbelstern motors
  by "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca>
HELP: Organ Rennovation Questions / Input Needed
  by "Jeremy A. Korba" <jkorba@regentpromotions.com>
Re: Organ Rennovation Questions / Input Needed
  by "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net>
Re: Organ Rennovation Questions / Input Needed
  by "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net>
Not So Private, After All!
  by "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net>
RE: Not So Private, After All!
  by "Storandt, Peter" <pstorandt@okcu.edu>
Northwestern University
  by "terry hicks" <Terrick@webtv.net>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Easter Anthem? From: <MFoxy9795@aol.com> Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 07:12:14 -0500   When I was in school, our church choir would do a big flashy piece by = Liszt with brass and timpani on Easter from an oratorio called Christus.   Merry Foxworth   =B4=A8=A8)) -:=A6:- =B8.=B7=B4 .=B7=B4=A8=A8)) ((=B8=B8.=B7=B4 ..=B7=B4 -:=A6:-   An excerpt from Robert Giddings "Musical Quotes and Anecdotes", published in Longman Pocket Companions: "There let the pealing organ blow, To the full-voiced choir below, In service high, and anthems clear, As may with sweetness, through mine ear, Dissolve me into ecstasies, And bring all Heav'n before mine eyes". John Milton - Il Penseroso (1632).   Open Door Realty Boston, MA 02131 617 469-4888 x207 877 865-1703 toll free http://www.opendoorrlty.com/   I agree with that list and would add one more - one of our church's favorites - used about every 3 years at Easter and for almost every choir-member funeral:   Natalee Sleeth - Joy in the Morning   Karl Moyer wrote: > I am ashamed to say I am stumped every year for a suitable Easter > Anthem. How 'bout listing our favorites? My taste leans toward > flashy with substance, real organ and brass ensemble accompaniment > (crafted in such a way the choir can be heard), and a big, MGM = ending. > > > Handel ? Hallelujah Chorus (Messiah) > Beethoven ? Hallelujah Chorus (Mt. Of Olives) > Randall Thompson ? Alleluia > Will McFarlane ? Christ Our Passover (your MGM piece, despite its > origin at St. Thomas Ch., NYC) > Lotti ? Joy Fills the Morning > Tallis ? Christ Rising Again > Byrd _ Christ Rising Again > > Starters. Some else?s tur. > > Karl E. Moyer > Lancaster PA       In a message dated 1/28/2004 8:32:34 AM Eastern Standard Time, = dillardm@airmail.net writes:   > > I agree with that list and would add one more - one of our church's > favorites - used about every 3 years at Easter and for almost every > choir-member funeral: > > Natalee Sleeth - Joy in the Morning > > Karl Moyer wrote: > > I am ashamed to say I am stumped every year for a suitable = Easter > > Anthem. How 'bout listing our favorites? My taste leans toward > > flashy with substance, real organ and brass ensemble accompaniment > > (crafted in such a way the choir can be heard), and a big, MGM = ending. > > > > > > Handel ? Hallelujah Chorus (Messiah) > > Beethoven ? Hallelujah Chorus (Mt. Of Olives) > > Randall Thompson ? Alleluia > > Will McFarlane ? Christ Our Passover (your MGM piece, despite its > > origin at St. Thomas Ch., NYC) > > Lotti ? Joy Fills the Morning > > Tallis ? Christ Rising Again > > Byrd _ Christ Rising Again > > > > Starters. Some else?s tur. > > > > Karl E. Moyer > > Lancaster PA > > > "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: Who was J. Christopher Marks? From: "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com> Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 06:54:23 -0600   Steve wrote, askig:   > The Organist and Choirmaster listed on the program is J. Christopher > Marks, Mus.D. Can anyone shed some light on who this person was?   and enquiring about availability of   > Communion Service in G -- Marks (the O/C) > Sequence Anthem: Christ Our Passover -- Tours > Offertory Anthem: As it began to dawn -- Martin   I'm confident that Tours is Berthold Tours, and that Martin is G. C. Martin, both notable English organists of a century ago, and if not employees of, at least people who served as editors for Novello and Co. Copies of those items should not be too difficult to obtain; Music Sales (UK) would be the first place to look, if they can't supply these, then one of the UK Libraries of Mandatory Deposit (British Library; Oxford University, Cambridge University, and National Libraries in Wales, Scotland, and Ireland) should be able to provide copies. Marks in G may be more problematical; but if it was published, an enquiry of the US Library of Congress or Copyright office might yield information.   Google provides three hits on the composer, one of which is genealogy related which might provide some help; you might also consult the Grove's American Supplement from earlier in the century; they were published periodically, and he might be listed in one of these.   ns   ns    
(back) Subject: Re: Who was J. Christopher Marks? From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 07:13:25 -0600   At 7:36 PM -0500 01/28/04, OrganNYC@aol.com wrote: >The Organist and Choirmaster listed on the program is J. Christopher >Marks, Mus.D. Can anyone shed some light on who this person was?   Steve   While I can't give any direct information I did find several references to him in The Diapason index. (http://www.wu-wien.ac.at/ftp/pub/earlym-l/organs/)   *************************** year:1911 keyword:Announcements text:Recitals. June 8 opening the $120,000 chamber organ at the Fifth Avenue mansion of Senator W. A. Clark of Montana, enlisted the talents of W. C. Macfarlane, R. Huntington Woodman, Daniel R. Phillipi, E. M. Bowman and J. Christopher Marks. Arthur Scott Brooks was appointed regular Clark organist. 11:Jul   year:1914 keyword:Organs text:Hope-Jones. The large Hope-Jones unit-orchestra installed in New York's Vitagraph Theater prompted a resolution by N.A.O. President Dr. J. Christopher Marks, supported by A.G.O. national secretary Gottfried H. Federlein praising the Vitagraph company   year:1928 keyword:Organs text:Austin. Commission to build large 4m organ for the new Church of the Heavenly Rest, NYC, at which Dr. J. Christopher Marks is organist-choirmaster. 28:Feb   year:1946 keyword:Obituaries text:Marks, Dr. J. Christopher. Organist and composer, Church of the Heavenly Rest, NYC. Oct 13, 1946 ******************************   You might try checking the NY Public Library to see if they have back-issues of The Diapason to find the articles. Or try contacting Jerome Butera, the current Editor of The Diapason, to see if he can get you copies - <JButera@SGCMAIL.com>   Hope this helps   David  
(back) Subject: Re: Easter Anthem? From: "Margo Dillard" <dillardm@airmail.net> Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 07:54:58 -0600     > > Natalee Sleeth - Joy in the Morning > > Granted - It isn't a "The tomb is empty - He is alive" text. It's message is really "the tombs are all empty and we are all alive" - which is actually the ultimate result of and therefore part of the message of Easter. Which is why we have used it as an Easter anthem many times (along with 2 other "truly Easter" anthems in the same service) - and why it is also a wonderful anthem for memorial services.   After all - Easter isn't just about one guy coming back from the dead - it's about death being conquered for everybody. If the whole message stopped with just one guy, it would only amount to a good Stephen King story....   Margo    
(back) Subject: Jazz Quintet with Pipe Organ Concert From: <OrganNYC@aol.com> Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 09:10:15 EST   Date: Thursday, January 29, 2004 Time: 7:00 PM Location: Church of the Heavenly Rest, Fifth Avenue at 90th Street, NYC Cost: $10   For those of you who are in the NYC area, the jazz quintet known as "Neos" =   will be presenting a concert tonight at the Church of the Heavenly Rest. = Matt Curlee, an organ student of David Higgs, leads this group from the Eastman =   School of Music in jazz music which features the pipe organ. Their = website is www.neos.org and includes a few sound samples of their work.   I listened to Neos rehearse yesterday afternoon and really enjoyed what I heard. Even the church staff -- who hear the organ loud and clear in = their offices -- were saying, "Wow!" The sound of the pipe organ in a jazz = ensemble is truly amazing and should appeal to a wide range of music lovers.   Steve Lawson Associate Organist Church of the Heavenly Rest - NYC www.heavenlyrest.org      
(back) Subject: Chamber Organ From: "F. Richard Burt" <effarbee@verizon.net> Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 08:12:07 -0600   Hello, David:   In writing about J. Christopher Marks,   > year:1911 > keyword:Announcements > text:Recitals. June 8 opening the $120,000 chamber organ at the Fifth > Avenue mansion of Senator W. A. Clark of Montana...   My response was WOW!!!   An investment for an organ costing $120,000 should have yielded a very favorably large instrument, as organs were costing less than $1,000 per (complete) stop well into the middle of the 20th Century.   Any more information on who built this organ and what might be its stop list?   F. Richard Burt     ..      
(back) Subject: Re: Easter Anthem? From: "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu> Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 15:35:17 -0500   If you're looking for a fine new Easter anthem with organ and brass, I'd like to recommend Robert Benson's arrangement of Nikolaus Hermann's "On Earth Has Dawned This Day of Days," from Augsburg Fortress. It is = reviewed in the February 2004 issue of _The American Organist_ thusly: "Each = phrase of the 16th-century hymn, Erschienen ist der herrlich Tag, is interspersed with organ interludes. There is a nice balance in the choral writing between men and women, and a fine "Alleluia" ending. Accompaniment is for organ with registration for a three-manual instrument." Though of course = it can be played one with two manuals. I've been playing through the copy I have and plan to use it this Easter. The Alleluia at the end is particularly thrilling.     Randy Runyon Music Director Zion Lutheran Church Hamilton, Ohio runyonr@muohio.edu      
(back) Subject: Clark Mansion IV-Manual Murray Harris From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 15:43:17 EST   $120,000.00 "chamber organ" in 1910? It was no "chamber organ,", but rather an enormous four-manual with = three enclosed divisions, classical in nature. As I recall, Clark lived in the mansion for only four years after its completion, and it has now been = razed. A photograph of the console under construction in the Murray M. Harris =   shop appears on page 552 of Junchen's Volume II. Clark was a wealthy art collector, spending some of each year in France. The Mansion on Fifth = Avenue was so impressive, that the renowned art dealers of the era, Duveen Brothers, = built a $20,000.00 plaster model of the mansion for their galleries, in an attempt = to entice Clark to have them decorate it. His spectacular art collection was well-known, now belonging to the Corcoran. Their web account of his collection, their holdings, and the = special exhibition, are at the following website:   http://www.corcoran.org/exhibitions/press_results.asp?Exhib_ID=3D7   Sebastian M. Gluck New York City Tonal Director, Gluck New York Editor, Journal of American Organbuilding   ..  
(back) Subject: RE: Disney Hall Organ- PICTURES (x-post) From: "Thomas J. Hoehn" <thoehn@theatreorgans.com> Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 16:35:13 -0500   available at the following link:   http://organhouse.com/disneyhall/index.htm   Tom Hoehn, Organist Roaring 20's Pizza & Pipes, Ellenton, FL (substitute - 4/42 Wurlitzer) First United Methodist Church, Clearwater, FL (4/9?- = Rodgers/Ruffati/Wicks) Manasota/OATOS/HiloBay/CIC-ATOS/VotS-ATOS/DTOS http://theatreorgans.com/tomhoehn            
(back) Subject: Re: zimbelstern motors From: "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca> Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 18:03:12 -0400   I took the advice of the turntable Idea, It works pretty nice, now i = have to find an inconspicous place to mount it thanks everyone who had bits of advice Danielwh    
(back) Subject: HELP: Organ Rennovation Questions / Input Needed From: "Jeremy A. Korba" <jkorba@regentpromotions.com> Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 16:25:20 -0600   Greetings Everyone! I'm fairly new here and this is my first post to this list.   I'm the director of music and organist at a Roman Catholic Church in the Midwest. We have a 10-ranks XXXXXXX (to protect the innocent) organ built in 1965. The organ is small for the size and style of the room. We are looking at undertaking a serious renovation / upgrade in the organ and I'm looking for advice.   From what I'm being told by XXXXXXX, we will only be able to afford a new console (with new contact / relay system), some pipe voicing adjustments, and a digital package. I want to ensure the longevity of the instrument and improve the playability / sound of the instrument; however, we're obviously concerned about overall cost management and project feasibility.   Can any of you provide some assistance or suggestions for me? I'm interested in hearing about other options, fund-raising ideas / suggestions, overall suggestions / questions about this rebuild process, etc. I want to be sure we're covering everything that needs to be dealt with. I want to be sure we do this project correctly. It's not a super-wealthy parish by any means; however, we do have a nice music program and a music series.   Any assistance you can provide would be most appreciated!   -Jeremy Korba (812) 449-2127    
(back) Subject: Re: Organ Rennovation Questions / Input Needed From: "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 17:55:34 -0500   Hi Jeremy,   I think a place to start would be to give the listmembers the actual specification of the present instrument, making sure to indicate any = borrows and extensions, so we know which are independent ranks. Also, information about the action, be it tracker, electro-pneumatic or electro-mechanical. How about a word about the acoustical properties of the room? I presume = the console has two manuals, yes? In as much as you have said nothing naughty about the present Organ, other than that it is too small for the room, = there could not be any harm in saying the name of the builder. That alone can = tell us a lot about what this instrument is like.   Over to you,   Malcolm Wechsler www.mander-organs.com   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jeremy A. Korba" <jkorba@regentpromotions.com> To: "'PipeChat'" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2004 5:25 PM Subject: HELP: Organ Rennovation Questions / Input Needed     > Greetings Everyone! I'm fairly new here and this is my first post to > this list. > > I'm the director of music and organist at a Roman Catholic Church in the > Midwest. We have a 10-ranks XXXXXXX (to protect the innocent) organ > built in 1965. The organ is small for the size and style of the room. We > are looking at undertaking a serious renovation / upgrade in the organ > and I'm looking for advice. > > From what I'm being told by XXXXXXX, we will only be able to afford a > new console (with new contact / relay system), some pipe voicing > adjustments, and a digital package. I want to ensure the longevity of > the instrument and improve the playability / sound of the instrument; > however, we're obviously concerned about overall cost management and > project feasibility. > > Can any of you provide some assistance or suggestions for me? I'm > interested in hearing about other options, fund-raising ideas / > suggestions, overall suggestions / questions about this rebuild process, > etc. I want to be sure we're covering everything that needs to be dealt > with. I want to be sure we do this project correctly. It's not a > super-wealthy parish by any means; however, we do have a nice music > program and a music series. > > Any assistance you can provide would be most appreciated! > > -Jeremy Korba > (812) 449-2127 > > "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: Organ Rennovation Questions / Input Needed From: "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 18:01:58 -0500   Hi Again, Jeremy,   Further to my previous letter, I just want to give you privately contact information, should you care to talk in person. Home is 203.746.7709 and = the cellphone is 203.470.5235. This is not a sales pitch for my company, which is in London. This is not a project that we would likely take on, but = rather is one that would best be handled by an American builder. There are very good people in your part of the world.   Good Luck,   Malcolm Wechsler www.mander-organs.com   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jeremy A. Korba" <jkorba@regentpromotions.com> To: "'PipeChat'" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2004 5:25 PM Subject: HELP: Organ Rennovation Questions / Input Needed     > Greetings Everyone! I'm fairly new here and this is my first post to > this list. > > I'm the director of music and organist at a Roman Catholic Church in the > Midwest. We have a 10-ranks XXXXXXX (to protect the innocent) organ > built in 1965. The organ is small for the size and style of the room. We > are looking at undertaking a serious renovation / upgrade in the organ > and I'm looking for advice. > > From what I'm being told by XXXXXXX, we will only be able to afford a > new console (with new contact / relay system), some pipe voicing > adjustments, and a digital package. I want to ensure the longevity of > the instrument and improve the playability / sound of the instrument; > however, we're obviously concerned about overall cost management and > project feasibility. > > Can any of you provide some assistance or suggestions for me? I'm > interested in hearing about other options, fund-raising ideas / > suggestions, overall suggestions / questions about this rebuild process, > etc. I want to be sure we're covering everything that needs to be dealt > with. I want to be sure we do this project correctly. It's not a > super-wealthy parish by any means; however, we do have a nice music > program and a music series. > > Any assistance you can provide would be most appreciated! > > -Jeremy Korba > (812) 449-2127 > > "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: Not So Private, After All! From: "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 18:13:44 -0500   Well, Jeremy and List, that which was intended to be private (my second letter with contact information) turned out to be not so private after all.   This is an inattentive time of day, I think. However, I was being on my best behavior, so no harm done.   Don't all call at once!   Cheers,   Malcolm      
(back) Subject: RE: Not So Private, After All! From: "Storandt, Peter" <pstorandt@okcu.edu> Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 17:37:30 -0600   No wonder I couldn't get through...:-)   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of Malcolm Wechsler Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2004 5:14 PM To: Pipe Chat; jkorba@regentpromotions.com Subject: Not So Private, After All!   Well, Jeremy and List, that which was intended to be private (my second letter with contact information) turned out to be not so private after=20 all.   This is an inattentive time of day, I think. However, I was being on my=20 best behavior, so no harm done.   Don't all call at once!   Cheers,   Malcolm     "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: Northwestern University From: "terry hicks" <Terrick@webtv.net> Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2004 02:02:03 -0600 (CST)   NU in Evanston, IL, will cease to offer any degree in organ after this school year. Inquiries or comments should be sent to the dean of the School of Music who was apparently given the task of lowering the ax.   Terry Hicks Chicago