PipeChat Digest #4588 - Saturday, July 3, 2004
 
LA Convention "do"
  by <DarrylbytheSea@aol.com>
Re: LA Convention "do"
  by <Keys4bach@aol.com>
Reminder WAS: Re: LA Convention "do"
  by "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org>
Re: Reminder WAS: Re: LA Convention "do"
  by <Keys4bach@aol.com>
Re: LA Convention "do"
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
establishing the value of a donation
  by "First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois" <kzrev@rr1.net>
Detroit, Michigan - Organ Recital October 2004 - Other Concerts
  by "Donna R Hollis" <DHollis@twmi.rr.com>
Re: Saville Sovereign Console Available in Knoxville
  by "Douglas A. Campbell" <dougcampbell@juno.com>
Re: Saville Sovereign Console Available in Knoxville
  by "Octaaf" <octaaf@charter.net>
Re: Saville Sovereign Console Available in Knoxville
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@swbell.net>
Saville console
  by "Raymond H. Clark, Quilisma Publications" <quilisma@cox.net>
Silent night mp3 redux
  by "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@adelphia.net>
Re: Saville Sovereign Console Available in Knoxville
  by "Vern Jones" <soundres@foothill.net>
 

(back) Subject: LA Convention "do" From: <DarrylbytheSea@aol.com> Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2004 07:33:52 EDT   Hi, Y'all!   It appears no one has decided on the best time for the "do" at the Convention, so I'll take some signs to hang on the Message Board at the = Convention to let everybody know when it's gonna happen. I'll consult with Sebastian = (he'll be stationery and easy to find at his display) and Agnes and anybody else I = can find from the Lists, and then we'll post the information.   If anyone else has a better idea, it's fine with me. I'm taking my = PIPORG-L t-shirt, and assuming it will stretch across the mass, I'll wear it to the =   party! And if that doesn't work, I'll just wear it over my shoulders like = a sweater with the logo hanging down my back! (I'm not sure the speedos will = make an appearance at this Convention--I'm so pale since we moved!) :)   We head to LA today and will be staying in the Convention hotel. I'm registered under my real name, not my List name, but I should be able to = be found! :)   Yours,   Darryl by the Sea Nashville  
(back) Subject: Re: LA Convention "do" From: <Keys4bach@aol.com> Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2004 07:39:34 EDT   wow some or you are rich people. 2 days early.   i wont be using my real name nor my s/n---it will make it more fun trying = to find you all.   cheaper flights i found on saturday........   travel safely one and all   dale in florida  
(back) Subject: Reminder WAS: Re: LA Convention "do" From: "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org> Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2004 06:56:18 -0500   Just a reminder that if you are leaving for LA and won't have access to your email Please sign off the list before you go using the link at the bottom of this email for "List Unsubscribe"   ENJOY your visit to Los Angeles and I hope we will have reports from some of you of the various events.   And to our US Members, Hope you all have a Happy and Safe Fourth of July Weekend!   David -- **************************************** David Scribner Owner / Co-Administrator PipeChat   http://www.pipechat.org mailto:admin@pipechat.org  
(back) Subject: Re: Reminder WAS: Re: LA Convention "do" From: <Keys4bach@aol.com> Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2004 07:57:34 EDT   have laptop will travel         :-)  
(back) Subject: Re: LA Convention "do" From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2004 09:09:00 EDT   Dear Darryl et al: Yes, we will have a booth -- although I am a bit concerned that you = felt that I would be "stationery" for the Convention, the implication being = that I have the personality of a blank sheet of paper. I believe that our booth number is 524. Since this is a 'first' for us, and I think that we are likely to be a =   dim presence in the shadows of the more established organbuilders with = lavish displays and large opus lists, we have compensated by bringing two = roulette wheels and hiring corrupt blackjack dealers. In addition to our new = compact disc, we will be selling illegal Cuban cigars and will have available a variety = of high-class escorts imported from New York. Those of you who have already = made arrangements for us to fence stolen merchandise for you may or may not get = your "cut," depending upon how lavish our meal expenses are. Our General Manager Albert Jensen-Moulton will be at the table, too, = so if I'm not there when you stop by, it just means that I'm wandering the convention floor, attending to the necessary, or in the custody of law = enforcement officials. One way or another, I would be back shortly, so please = introduce yourselves. Let's all enjoy ourselves and absorb as much knowledge as possible.   Sebastian   http://www.glucknewyork.com/   ..  
(back) Subject: establishing the value of a donation From: "First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois" <kzrev@rr1.net> Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2004 10:24:36 -0500   In the United States, it is up to the donor to establish the value of the contribution; it doesn't really matter what the church says-they can simply provide a letter of receipt acknowledging the gift of, say, a 1955 Hammond Model B-3 with PR-20 tone cabinet, or whatever it happens to be.   Dennis Steckley   "Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."--Dr. Seuss        
(back) Subject: Detroit, Michigan - Organ Recital October 2004 - Other Concerts From: "Donna R Hollis" <DHollis@twmi.rr.com> Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2004 18:03:44 -0400   Olivier Latry, Titular Organist, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris   "Olivier Latry is certainly one of the greatest organists today." - La Presse (Montreal, Canada)   "....brilliant instrumentalist....splendidly clear, steady and buoyant.... Mr. Latry is clearly a superior organist." - The New York Times   "He was assured, controlled, and always allowed the composer's voice to be heard. Another standing ovation left no doubt as to the enthusiasm of the audience." The American Organist   Olivier Latry specializes in seventeenth to twentieth century French organ music, hence his equal devotion to the art of improvisation. Today he is counted among the most noted "improvisateurs" in the exceptional French tradition from Charles Tournemire to Pierre Cochereau. The concert will feature a performance of Vierne's Messe Solennelle for two organs performed by the Archdiocesan Chorus and Wayne State University Concert Chorale, unde= r the direction of the Cathedral Music Director Norah Duncan IV. Mr. Latry will conclude the concert with an improvisation on a theme in the French tradition.   Tuesday, October 5, 7:00 p.m. Tickets: Advance: $10; at the door: $12   GRAMMY=A9 Award-winning Chanticleer   Chanticleer will return for their 4th performance at the cathedral, which they refer to as their "home in Detroit." This ensemble of 12 men has gaine= d the reputation of being the premiere male vocal ensemble in the United States. Past attendees have been left speechless after witnessing Chanticleer's flawless performances. Chanticleer has developed a remarkable reputation for its vivid interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz, and from gospel to venturesome new music. With its seamless blend of twelve male voices, ranging from countertenor to bass, th= e ensemble has earned international renown as "an orchestra of voices." Praised by the New York Times for its "precise, pure, and deeply felt singing," and by the Los Angeles Times for its "luxurious perfection," the GRAMMY=AE Award-winning vocal ensemble performs concerts across the United States and tours to Asia and Europe. Music Director Joseph Jennings joined the ensemble as a countertenor in 1983, and shortly thereafter assumed his current title. A prolific composer and arranger, Mr. Jennings has provided the group with some of its most popular repertoire, most notably spirituals= , gospel music, and jazz standards.   Saturday, October 16, 8:00 p.m. Tickets: General seating: $20; at the door: $25   Vienna Choir Boys   The Vienna Choir Boys are returning to the cathedral after last year's sold-out performance. Get your tickets early! The group was founded in 1498 to perform only for the Hapsburg Emperor Maximilian I, one century before Shakespeare was writing some of his finest plays. This choir dates to the discovery of America when Columbus was on his third voyage to the New World in 1498. Countless famous composers and conductors like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart have worked with the choir boys. Franz Schubert was once a member of the choir. In 1918 they went public and have been performing all over the world ever since. In the 1920s, the sailor suit was all the rage and so the boys were dressed accordingly - a dress code that has been in use ever since.In concert they present superbly entertaining programs that feature a broad range of sacred and secular works, including the waltzes and polkas o= f Johann Strauss II.   Saturday, November 6, 8:00 p.m. Tickets: General seating: $20; at the door: $25   A Sacred Music Concert with Paul Salamunovich   Paul Salamunovich is arguably the world's greatest choral conductor and has conducted choirs for many Hollywood films, including "My Best Friend's Wedding," "First Knight," "Waterworld" and "Grand Canyon." He is Music Director Emeritus of the Los Angeles Master Chorale, and organist and choirmaster for the past 51 years at St. Charles Borromeo Parish in North Hollywood, California. Recognized for his contributions in the field of sacred music, he was honored by the Vatican in 1969 with a Papal Knighthood in the Order of St. Gregory. He has been active in the field of education, having served as a member of the music faculty and director of choral activities at Loyola Marymount University for 27 years. The concert will feature the Archdiocesan Chorus and the Wayne State University Concert Chorale, under the direction of Norah Duncan IV and Paul Salamunovich, performing works by Palestrina, Cherubini, Tschesnokoff, Lauridsen, Dohn=E1= nyi and others.   Friday, November 12, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: General seating: $10; at the door: $15   American Choral Music Concert with Morten Lauridsen, composer and pianist   Morten Lauridsen has emerged as one of America's finest and most-beloved composers. His distinguished music has reached a permanent place in the standard vocal repertoire. This concert will featuring music by Morten Lauridsen and other American composers, performed by the Archdiocesan Chorus and a combined hig= h school honors choir.   Saturday March 5, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: General seating: $10; At the door: $15   These concerts are made possible with support from the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Archdiocese of Detroit.   Tickets may be purchased by mailing a list of the tickets you wish to order along with a check or money order payable to Cathedral Cultural Series, and a self-addressed stamped envelope, to:   Blessed Sacrament Cathedral Ticket Orders 9844 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI 48202   Please include your telephone number in case we have a question about your ticket order.   Tickets may also be purchased at the cathedral parish office building Monda= y through Friday from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (closed for lunch noon - 1 p.m.). Allow one week for receipt of tickets. If you have any questions, call 313-865-6300 ext. 227 or e-mail CathedralConcerts@yahoo.com.   Thank you, Donna R. Hollis DHollis@twmi.rr.com     31  
(back) Subject: Re: Saville Sovereign Console Available in Knoxville From: "Douglas A. Campbell" <dougcampbell@juno.com> Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2004 21:31:06 -0400     On Wed, 30 Jun 2004 09:48:08 -0500 noel jones <gedeckt@usit.net> writes: > > The longevity of today's digital organ is at least equal to that of > an > electropneumatic pipe organ. Both require amounts that are in > direct > proportion to their original purchase price to rebuild and extend > the > life of when that day comes. > Sorry, but this is simply a false statement.     Douglas A. Campbell Skaneateles, NY   ________________________________________________________________ The best thing to hit the Internet in years - Juno SpeedBand! Surf the Web up to FIVE TIMES FASTER! Only $14.95/ month - visit www.juno.com to sign up today!  
(back) Subject: Re: Saville Sovereign Console Available in Knoxville From: "Octaaf" <octaaf@charter.net> Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2004 22:19:04 -0500   Doug, you say this why??? It is unfair not to explain to us what is = "false" about the statement .... or should we just take your word for it... inquiring minds want to know.   Cheers,   Tim   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Douglas A. Campbell" <dougcampbell@juno.com> To: <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Thursday, July 01, 2004 8:31 PM Subject: Re: Saville Sovereign Console Available in Knoxville     > > On Wed, 30 Jun 2004 09:48:08 -0500 noel jones <gedeckt@usit.net> writes: > > > > The longevity of today's digital organ is at least equal to that of > > an > > electropneumatic pipe organ. Both require amounts that are in > > direct > > proportion to their original purchase price to rebuild and extend > > the > > life of when that day comes. > > > Sorry, but this is simply a false statement. > > > Douglas A. Campbell > Skaneateles, NY >      
(back) Subject: Re: Saville Sovereign Console Available in Knoxville From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@swbell.net> Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2004 22:24:54 -0500   I am fascinated by the way that nobody seems to be able to take the = original poster on this topic at face value. The point of this thread was that a Saville console shell was available. The instrument concerned was no = longer functioning adequately, so there is no point in discussing the instrument itself -- it is history. What we are talking about is merely the = woodwork. Generally speaking a console shell such as this costs at least $20,000 to make new, so one can save considerably by purchasing a secondhand one cheap. It might be used for either a pipe organ or an electronic, so = there is no point in discussing the relative merits of pipe and electronic = organs in relation to it. One issue that might be relevant, however, and which I personally have no idea about either way, is whether as a piece of woodworking Saville console shells are any good. Someone might wish to address this issue.   John Speller      
(back) Subject: Saville console From: "Raymond H. Clark, Quilisma Publications" <quilisma@cox.net> Date: Fri, 02 Jul 2004 20:54:53 -0700   As I recall, Saville organs were rather "high-end" in their day ... I THINK they had a supply house build their consoles.   I also see why the conversation took the direction it did ... statements are made from time to time about the durability and amount of service required by electronic instruments as opposed to pipe organs ... in particular electro-pneumatic pipe organs.   I pointed out that the only electronic (actually electro-mechanical) instruments *I* knew of from the 1930s that were still playing were Hammonds; I know of hundreds of electro-pneumatic pipe organs from the same period that seldom (if EVER) see an organ tech, except perhaps for a tuning once or twice a year. They're reaching the POINT where they need some attention, but they still play every Sunday.   In fairness, not many of us will be AROUND in 75-100 years to see how the current crop of electronics stand up, but I IMAGINE that most of the better pipe organs built in the last quarter of the 20th century WILL still be playing, particularly the straight tracker instruments with NO electronic components (stop action, combination action, etc.).   Cheers,   Bud      
(back) Subject: Silent night mp3 redux From: "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@adelphia.net> Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2004 21:01:59 -0700   Hello, friends   Something went VERY awry when I encoded the mp3 - balances were off, = sound was horrible...   SOOOO   I redid it! http://evensongmusic.net/audio/adagio_silent_night.mp3 (3mb) Also, a couple of folks with dialup requested a less Brodbindagian file = size, so here it is at 472kb, albeit at a reduced quality of sound: http://evensongmusic.net/audio/adagio_silent_nightLQ.mp3   Do enjoy!   Jonathan Orwig http://www.blackiris.com/orwig (personal site) http://www.evensongmusic.net (publishing site with mp3 and pdf = examples)         --- Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free. Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). Version: 6.0.708 / Virus Database: 464 - Release Date: 6/18/2004
(back) Subject: Re: Saville Sovereign Console Available in Knoxville From: "Vern Jones" <soundres@foothill.net> Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2004 22:10:52 -0700   I have a Seville Pedalboard in my shop at the moment. It is a supply house pedalboard, weighs a ton and built very well.   Vern ----- Original Message ----- From: John L. Speller <jlspeller@swbell.net> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Friday, July 02, 2004 8:24 PM Subject: Re: Saville Sovereign Console Available in Knoxville     > I am fascinated by the way that nobody seems to be able to take the original > poster on this topic at face value. The point of this thread was that a > Saville console shell was available. The instrument concerned was no longer > functioning adequately, so there is no point in discussing the = instrument > itself -- it is history. What we are talking about is merely the woodwork. > Generally speaking a console shell such as this costs at least $20,000 = to > make new, so one can save considerably by purchasing a secondhand one > cheap. It might be used for either a pipe organ or an electronic, so there > is no point in discussing the relative merits of pipe and electronic organs > in relation to it. One issue that might be relevant, however, and which = I > personally have no idea about either way, is whether as a piece of > woodworking Saville console shells are any good. Someone might wish to > address this issue. > > John Speller > > > "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 > List-Subscribe: <mailto:pipechat-on@pipechat.org> > List-Digest: <mailto:pipechat-digest@pipechat.org> > List-Unsubscribe: <mailto:pipechat-off@pipechat.org> > >