PipeChat Digest #4610 - Tuesday, July 13, 2004
 
Re: this week's mp3 - Labole Sym mvt 1
  by <Keys4bach@aol.com>
Kotzschmar Evening
  by "Douglas A. Campbell" <dougcampbell@juno.com>
BACH'S LUNCH at NOON-TEN (X posted)
  by "Stephen Williams" <stepwill@enter.net>
Re: Specification:  Sacred Heart, Laconia, NH
  by "Andy Lawrence" <andy@ablorgans.com>
Organ Technician Search
  by <Rachmaninoff45@aol.com>
Re: Organ Technician Search
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Organ Technician Search
  by <Rachmaninoff45@aol.com>
Re: Organ Technician Search
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: H. Ronald Poll et alia
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
Belated Orthodox Presby.......
  by "Douglas A. Campbell" <dougcampbell@juno.com>
Myron J. Roberts (Rest in Peace)
  by <ProOrgo53@aol.com>
UPCOMING PERFORMANCE INFO (x post)
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
Re: Belated Orthodox Presby.......
  by "Octaaf" <octaaf@charter.net>
Re: this week's mp3 - Labole Sym mvt 1
  by "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@adelphia.net>
 

(back) Subject: Re: this week's mp3 - Labole Sym mvt 1 From: <Keys4bach@aol.com> Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2004 07:24:10 EDT   In a message dated 7/12/2004 1:09:25 AM Eastern Standard Time, giwro@adelphia.net writes:   > Also, I plan to write some reflections on AGO 2004 in LA when I get a > chance this week. >   oh boy.......will anyone agree with anyone?   french fries and loud choirs for all.........   dale in Florida  
(back) Subject: Kotzschmar Evening From: "Douglas A. Campbell" <dougcampbell@juno.com> Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2004 10:50:11 -0400   Ingredients for Success One Each: Costal resort city with large municipal auditorium Musically inclined publishing family Large American organ building firm Very talented, energetic organist. Large enthusiastic audience Foko the ingredients together carefully and you have a wonderful concert experience ! Of course, I=92m talking about the July 6th concert on the famed = Kotzschmar organ in Merrill Auditorium, Portland, Maine, played by Felix Hell! This concert was sponsored by Lauerence Leonard in memory of long time Kotzschmar curator, Burt Witham. The Austin organ of 1912 /1927 was put through it=92s paces as Felix chose a program that fully realized the potential of this historic 5 manual, 102 rank instrument. His program was: Concerto in a minor (BWV 593) - Bach Fantasy in f minor - Mozart Roulade, Op.9, No.5 - Seth Bingham Fantasy and Fugue on B-A-C-H - Reger Intermission Prelude and Fugue in B Major, Op.7 - Dupre Fantasy and Fugue on"Ad nos ad salutarem undam" - Liszt Felix is known for always including at least one piece by Bach in each program. The Concerto in a minor was the perfect piece for this organ! He literally used an "orchestral instrument" to BE an orchestra. Having heard Felix play the Mozart Fantasy in f several times, Felix used the enormous capabilities of the Kotzschamar to their best advantage and I found this performance just as rewarding as the others. Seth Bingham=92s Roulade is quite new in Felix=92s repertoire, having been heard first just about 3 weeks ago at Irvine Auditoriun in Philadelphia. Even though Irvine is also home to a large Austin, Felix did not just repeat that performance in Portland. A completely different approach was taken and the very creative use of the instruments percussion stops showed, once again, that Felix is in total command of the art of registrations. For those of us that were impressed with the Liszt BACH, the Reger is just as impressive, but MORE SO !!! It is certainly not "easy listening music", but Felix made it a powerful musical experience. Being one of the most difficult pieces in the concert repertoire, Felix demonstrated that he isn't afraid to tackle the most demanding literature. I also understand that this is the first piece that Felix has learned under the tutelage of Donald Sutherland. Not overly familiar to me, The Dupre P&F in B major is, yet again, another technical challenge and Felix once again rose to the occasion. The prelude was played with technical brilliance as well as all the fire the Austin could muster, while the Fugue just left one speechless over the ease at which he played this very difficult work. Again, it is a good thing that us concert goers don't have to pay "by the note"! The Liszt "Ad nos" is a tour de force that Felix has truly mastered. Yet, he isn't satisfied with ever "just playing it". Again, Felix showed his mastery of registrations by getting the absolute most out of the Kotzschamr. Even a rather special 5 seconds in the middle !!!!! The famous Austin "Magnaton" got a real workout ! As is so typical with a concert by Felix, the applause was loud and sustained. After about 5 minutes of a rousing standing ovation, Felix again sat at the 5 manual console and treated us to the Boellman Tocatta.   A couple of interesting notes: Due to an unfortunate malfunction with the giant Spencer blower, we were able to hear a very large orchestral instrument with flexible wind ! It seems that the blower lost a fan in a rather destructive manner and during the latter part of the month, it will be sent back to Spencer for a major overhaul. Once again, this concert attracted some of the "Felix Fan Club" members: Neil Carlson, Rich Blacklock, Dave McPeak (Mack), Dr. Tom Baker, Harvyn Tarkmeel and a whole bunch of members from the Portland area. An interesting story: When we first arrived in Portland (about 5 PM) we found a place to park and went in search of food. We saw a lady sitting in her car just in front of the Auditorium and asked her about eateries. She told us she was there for the concert and was quite emphatic that we "really should hear this young man", Little did she know we had driven for 8 hours to get there just for that purpose ! The Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ and President Harold Stover deserve our thanks for keeping such a wonderful organ and venue up and running and providing such enriching musical experiences.
(back) Subject: BACH'S LUNCH at NOON-TEN (X posted) From: "Stephen Williams" <stepwill@enter.net> Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2004 12:38:30 -0400   Greetings, Listers . . I'm pretty much a lurker, if checking in about once = a month even qualifies for that, so please excuse the intrusion. But I would like to let you know of a series that's coming up in downtown Allentown, = PA that may interest some of you. As the result of a local recording offer, I will be performing the = complete (arguably, I know) organ works of J. S. Bach next month in a sort of marathon format. As some of you may know, this is my second go 'round, having done it in 01-02 on eight different instruments in and around the Lehigh Valley. So, if this tweaks your interest, here's the schedule: Sunday, August 15, 11:10 a.m. Mon-Fri, Aug 16-20, 12:10 p.m. Sunday, August 22, 11:10 a.m. Mon-Fri, Aug 23-27, 12:10 p.m. Sunday, August 29, 11:10 a.m. Mon-Fri, Aug 30-Sept 3, 12:10 p.m. Sunday, September 5, 11:10 a.m. All performances will be at St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church, 32 S. 5th Street, Allentown 18101. Feel free to write, email, or call 610-435-1641 = for more detailed info if desired. All are welcome!   Stephen Williams Dir of Music & Organist, St. John's Lutheran Church, Allentown PA College Organist & Chapel Musician, Muhlenberg College      
(back) Subject: Re: Specification: Sacred Heart, Laconia, NH From: "Andy Lawrence" <andy@ablorgans.com> Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2004 13:51:56 -0500   Oops... just realized I miscounted. Let me add two stops here:   On Sun, 11 Jul 2004 23:00:19 -0500, Andy Lawrence wrote > This seems like a very strange stoplist for the period. Not a bad > one, necessarily, depending on voicing and scaling (it always > depends on voicing and scaling). But I would have expected a 16 > stop organ of the period to be more like this: > > Great: > 8' Open Diapason > 8' Melodia > 8' Dulciana > 4' Octave > 2 2/3' Quint > 2' Super Octave Trumpet or mixture > > Swell: > 16' Bourdon > 8' Stopped Diapason > 8' Salicional > 4' Violina > 4' Harmonic Flute > 8' Oboe Violin Diapason or possibly 2' flute or principal > > Pedal: > 16' Open Wood (or an 8' Open Wood) > 16' Bourdon > > I'd be interested to know if this builder often included mixtures > and two reeds on organs so small... or was that Bozeman's doing? > > Someone asked why have a mixture in the swell and not on the great? > Here's one thought. I'm not sure... I would certainly put the only > mixture on the great if it were me and I was starting from scratch. > But on the other hand, I've played organs that I've liked and had no > mixture on the great. Almost don't miss it if the 2' is bold and > harmonically rich... and especially not if there's also a bright > quinte. The swell mixture is usually not voiced or scaled to add to > the plenum, but to be part of a more delicate swell chorus, so you > wouldn't normally couple it for that purpose anyway. > > Andy > > A.B.Lawrence Pipe Organ Service > PO Box 111 > Burlington, VT 05402 > (802)578-3936 > Visit our website at www.ablorgans.com       A.B.Lawrence Pipe Organ Service PO Box 111 Burlington, VT 05402 (802)578-3936 Visit our website at www.ablorgans.com  
(back) Subject: Organ Technician Search From: <Rachmaninoff45@aol.com> Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2004 17:34:31 EDT   Hey Guys, This is a long shot but I am looking for Lamont Anderson and Robert Poll. If anyone has any info on one or both gentlemen, I would be = thankful. Thank yal.   Best Regards, Gregory Hinson    
(back) Subject: Re: Organ Technician Search From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2004 18:06:10 -0400   On 7/12/04 5:34 PM, "Rachmaninoff45@aol.com" <Rachmaninoff45@aol.com> = wrote:   > This is a long shot but I am looking for Lamont Anderson and Robert = Poll.   Any remote indication of geography, current or past? Especially on Poll?   Alan, NYC  
(back) Subject: Re: Organ Technician Search From: <Rachmaninoff45@aol.com> Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2004 18:10:54 EDT   They were or still are the Mormon Tabernacle Technicians   Best Regards, Gregory Hinson    
(back) Subject: Re: Organ Technician Search From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2004 18:50:39 -0400   On 7/12/04 6:10 PM, "Rachmaninoff45@aol.com" <Rachmaninoff45@aol.com> = wrote:   > They were or still are the Mormon Tabernacle Technicians > No, I guess not. Sorry. Fairly prominent family in diverse fields in = Upper East Side Manhattan. No connection, I guess.   Alan  
(back) Subject: Re: H. Ronald Poll et alia From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2004 19:53:32 EDT   poll.organs@juno.com  
(back) Subject: Belated Orthodox Presby....... From: "Douglas A. Campbell" <dougcampbell@juno.com> Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2004 18:42:24 -0400   Sorry the thread is so long past, but I've been travelling.   On Tue, 06 Jul 2004 09:25:05 +0800 "Jan Nijhuis" <nijhuis@email.com> writes: Point 2, I believe you will find that members of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Reformed Presbyterian Church and several other smaller denominations are very much Calvinistic... and evangelical to boot! Presbyterianism being the form of government of the church; ruled by elders. As far as I know, the other Presbyterian Church (read: PC) USA no longer requires its members or teaching elders (pastors) to believe in the divinity of Christ, His virgin birth or in His Resurrection. And they're the biggest Presbyterian denomination?   In reading the second paragraph above, it would seem that lister Nijhuis would like to demonstrate a certain LACK of knowledge.   I would refer anyone who is interested in TRUTH to visit Http://www.PCUSA.org   I would think that attacks on another denomination might not be the best way to present your own.   Douglas A. Campbell Skaneateles, NY
(back) Subject: Myron J. Roberts (Rest in Peace) From: <ProOrgo53@aol.com> Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2004 20:35:33 EDT   =20 Myron J. Roberts   January 30, 1912 - May 15, 2004=20 CUSHING - Myron J. Roberts, 92, died Saturday, May 15, 2004, at Quarry Hill= =20 in Camden after a brief illness. =20 He was born in San Diego, California, January 30, 1912, a son of William =20 Abbott Roberts and Clara Louis Roberts. At age nine he moved with his fami= ly to=20 Palo Alto, CA, where he attended local schools. =20 Raised in a musical family, Mr. Roberts developed an early passion for pian= o=20 and organ. His first music teacher was his Aunt Josephine (Thorpe), a=20 graduate of Oberlin Conservatory. By the time he was in high school Mr. Ro= berts=20 was studying piano and then organ with Stanford University organist, Warren= =20 Allen. =20 Mr. Roberts completed his undergraduate studies in 1935 at the College of=20 the Pacific (now the University of the Pacific) in Stockton, CA, where he=20= was=20 an organ student of Allen Bacon. He then went to New York and completed a= =20 master=E2=80=99s degree in the School of Sacred Music at Union Theological=20= Seminary,=20 where he studied with Clarence Dickinson. =20 After two years as an organist in the greater New York area and as an=20 interim organist in Richmond, VA, Mr. Roberts joined the faculty of the Un= iversity=20 of Nebraska at Lincoln where he taught organ and music theory for 34 years.= =20 He also held positions in Lincoln as organist at First-Plymouth=20 Congregational Church, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church and the Roman Catholic= Cathedral of=20 the Risen Christ. =20 Mr. Roberts was married to Virginia W. Roberts. The couple had no children= ..=20 Mr. and Mrs. Roberts retired at the same time and moved to Rio del Mar on=20 Monterey Bay in California. After Mrs. Roberts=E2=80=99 death in 1975, Mr= .. Roberts=20 continued to live in California and resumed playing the organ in public=20 recitals. It was at this time that he met and became long-time friends wit= h=20 Anthony Antolini, who was teaching at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz County,= CA. =20 When Prof. Antolini and his family moved to Maine in 1991 Mr. Roberts deci= ded=20 to join them and moved to Cushing in 1993 where he built a home with a view= =20 of the St. George River. =20 Mr. Roberts was nationally known not only as a professor of organ but also=20 as a composer of works for organ, choral music and pieces for organ and oth= er=20 instruments. Among his 22 published works are =E2=80=9CHomage to Perotin= =E2=80=9D (1956), =E2=80=9C Pastorale and Aviary=E2=80=9D (1969) and =E2=80=9CFanfare and Tuckets=E2= =80=9D (1991) for organ. =20 His best known choral compositions include =E2=80=9CO Lord, We Beseech Thee= =E2=80=9D (1965), =E2=80=9C Jubilate Deo=E2=80=9D (1976) and =E2=80=9CMagnificat=E2=80=9D (1977). His=20= most unusual composition=20 is =E2=80=9CFive for Organ and Marimba=E2=80=9D (1975). =20 After moving to Maine Mr. Roberts continued to compose music and teach orga= n=20 on a limited basis. He also volunteered at the Cushing Community School=20 where he greatly enjoyed teaching third graders who called him =E2=80=9CMik= e=E2=80=9D because he=20 considered =E2=80=9CMyron=E2=80=9D or =E2=80=9CMr. Roberts=E2=80=9D =E2=80= =9Ctoo formal=E2=80=9D a name. He also=20 maintained a life-long interest in astronomy and gardening. =20 Mr. Roberts was a communicant of the Episcopal Church of St. John Baptist i= n=20 Thomaston where he took an active part in the work of the Organ Search=20 Committee. In 2003 that committee selected the Bedient Pipe Organ Company=20= of=20 Roca, Nebraska to build its new organ. The president and founder of the co= mpany,=20 Gene Bedient, was a student of Mr. Roberts at the University of Nebraska at= =20 Lincoln many years ago. As recently as March 2004 Mr. Roberts attended=20 performances of two of his choral works by Down East Singers at St. John= =E2=80=99s, which=20 featured the newly installed Bedient Pipe organ for accompaniment. =20 A memorial service in celebration of Mr. Roberts=E2=80=99 life and music wi= ll be=20 held on Sunday, June 20 at 4 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of St. John Bapti= st,=20 200 Main Street, Thomaston, with the Rev. Holly Lyman Antolini officiating.= =20 In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. John=E2=80=99s Org= an Fund and=20 sent to the church. There will also be two performances of the Dvor=C3=A1k= =20 Requiem by Down East Singers in memory of Mr. Roberts. These will be on Sun= day,=20 May 23 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Andrew=E2=80=99s Roman Catholic Church in August= a and=20 Monday, May 31 (Memorial Day) at 5 p.m. at Rockland Congregational Church.=20= Funeral=20 arrangements are with Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, Rockland.=20  
(back) Subject: UPCOMING PERFORMANCE INFO (x post) From: <ScottFop@aol.com> Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2004 20:44:30 EDT   Hello all   As we are enjoying our summer months, I wanted to make public the dates of =   some very special upcoming performances which I will be playing.   THURSDAY, JULY 15, 2004 - 7:30 PM Shea's Theatre for the Performing Arts, Buffalo, NY (this is that day's evening performance of the annual national convention = of the Organ Historical Society.) The concert will include music by Gershwin, Warren, Arlen, Freed, ET = Paull, Massenet, Rogers and Hammerstein, Berlin, Shield, Steiner and others as = well as the entire score from "The Sound of Music." Also included in the concert will be "A Walk Through the WurliTzer" which will demonstrate some of the = notable features of this very special, historic theatre pipe organ such as the 25" =   Tuba Mirabilis, the 25" Diaphonic Diapason, the Tibia Plena and the = incredible 32' Diaphone. Finally, there will be an old fashioned sing-along and the silent film "Cops" starring Buster Keaton (1921) accompanied by the Shea's = Mighty Wurlitzer.   FRIDAY, JULY 23 ( 7:00 PM) and SATURDAY, JULY 24 (12:00 PM) The Home of Sally and Paul McKissick, Lake LaTonka, PA Traditional theatre organ fare will be featured on the McKissick's Mighty WurliTzer theatre pipe organ in their music room/theatre. All proceeds = from this annual concert event will benefit local charitable organizations.   THURSDAY, AUGUST 5, 2004 - 7:30 PM Merrill Auditorium in the Portland (Maine) City Hall Complex The concert will feature pops repertoire in include traditional theatre = organ fare, transcriptions and marches on the City of Portland's heroic = Kotzschmar Memorial Organ. The extensive tonal resources of the Kotzschmar organ in = the beautiful setting of Merrill Auditorium, with its fantastic acoustics, = should make for a very enjoyable evening of music!   SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2004 - 2:00 PM Music of the Mighty WurliTzer played on the magnificent organ in the Louis =   Plummer Auditorium in Fullerton, CA. The instrument was opened by = Alexander Schreiner and is acknowledged as one of the finest theatre pipe organs in = the Unites States. The repertoire will include traditional theatre organ = fare, transcriptions and classical pieces, marches, a sing along and silent = film. (The next morning I leave the port of Los Angeles on a cruise to Catalina = Island and Baja Peninsula, Mexico as my present to myself for my 39th birthday!)     And, looking ahead...     SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2005 - 4:00 PM St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City, NY Traditional classical repertoire to be played on the Cathedral's great = Geo. Kilgen & Son pipe organ.   SATURDAY, MAY 27, 2005 - time TBA Church of the Immaculate Conception (The Jesuit Urban Center), Boston, MA A mixed program of traditional repertoire, transcriptions, marches and "not-so-churchy" music on the great, historic 4-manual Hook and Hastings = pipe organ.     It would be really great to see some of you at the concerts, and thanks = for reading!   -Scott   Scott F. Foppiano Cantantibus organis Caecilia Domino decantabat.  
(back) Subject: Re: Belated Orthodox Presby....... From: "Octaaf" <octaaf@charter.net> Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2004 20:02:56 -0500   and this has WHAT to do with the organ??? ----- Original Message -----=20 From: Douglas A. Campbell=20 To: pipechat@pipechat.org=20 Sent: Monday, July 12, 2004 5:42 PM Subject: Belated Orthodox Presby.......     Sorry the thread is so long past, but I've been travelling.   On Tue, 06 Jul 2004 09:25:05 +0800 "Jan Nijhuis" <nijhuis@email.com> = writes: Point 2, I believe you will find that members of the Orthodox = Presbyterian Church, Reformed Presbyterian Church and several other = smaller denominations are very much Calvinistic... and evangelical to = boot! Presbyterianism being the form of government of the church; ruled = by elders.   As far as I know, the other Presbyterian Church (read: PC) USA no = longer requires its members or teaching elders (pastors) to believe in = the divinity of Christ, His virgin birth or in His Resurrection. And = they're the biggest Presbyterian denomination?     In reading the second paragraph above, it would seem that lister = Nijhuis would like to demonstrate a certain LACK of knowledge.   I would refer anyone who is interested in TRUTH to visit = Http://www.PCUSA.org   I would think that attacks on another denomination might not be the = best way to present your own.   Douglas A. Campbell Skaneateles, NY    
(back) Subject: Re: this week's mp3 - Labole Sym mvt 1 From: "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@adelphia.net> Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2004 21:09:01 -0700   MEOW!     ----- Original Message -----=20 From: Keys4bach@aol.com=20 To: pipechat@pipechat.org=20 Sent: Monday, July 12, 2004 4:24 AM Subject: Re: this week's mp3 - Labole Sym mvt 1     In a message dated 7/12/2004 1:09:25 AM Eastern Standard Time, = giwro@adelphia.net writes:     Also, I plan to write some reflections on AGO 2004 in LA when I get = a chance this week.       oh boy.......will anyone agree with anyone?   french fries and loud choirs for all.........   dale in Florida=20     --- Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free. Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). Version: 6.0.718 / Virus Database: 474 - Release Date: 7/9/2004