PipeChat Digest #4634 - Wednesday, July 21, 2004
 
Re: "warm" sounding mechanical-action organs
  by "Paul Opel" <popel@sover.net>
Re: "warm" sounding mechanical-action organs
  by "Paul Opel" <popel@sover.net>
Re: Re: some REAL evangelical service-playing
  by <reedstop@charter.net>
Re: "warm" sounding mechanical-action organs
  by "Andy Lawrence" <andy@ablorgans.com>
subscription for Year A Gradual Psalms and Alleluias?
  by "Raymond H. Clark, Quilisma Publications" <quilisma@cox.net>
Re: subscription for Year A Gradual Psalms and Alleluias?
  by <DERREINETOR@aol.com>
subscription for Year A Gradual Psalms and Alleluias?
  by "Raymond H. Clark, Quilisma Publications" <quilisma@cox.net>
subscription for Year A Gradual Psalms and Alleluias?
  by "Raymond H. Clark, Quilisma Publications" <quilisma@cox.net>
Re: Life Imitates Art (x-posted; long and tendentious)
  by "M Fox" <ophicleide16@direcway.com>
Back home again! (X-posted)
  by "Richard Schneider" <arpschneider@starband.net>
Re: Back home again! (X-posted)
  by "Nelson Denton" <ndenton@cogeco.ca>
harpsi for sale in Chicago
  by <Gfc234@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: "warm" sounding mechanical-action organs From: "Paul Opel" <popel@sover.net> Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 06:54:48 -0500   >Ok, I'm reasonably convinced. There are no new organs being built in >Vermont, electric action or mechanical. Not for a long time. So I can = only   What about Stephen Russell and A. David Moore? They're both building new organs in Vermont! Granted, most of them are for out of state, but didn't First Congregational, Burlington get a new instrument in the last few = years?   Paul Opel   Dean, VT Chapter AGO   http://www.sover.net/~popel/agomain.html      
(back) Subject: Re: "warm" sounding mechanical-action organs From: "Paul Opel" <popel@sover.net> Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 07:01:34 -0500   >Ok, I'm reasonably convinced. There are no new organs being built in >Vermont, electric action or mechanical. Not for a long time. So I can = only   What about Stephen Russell and A. David Moore? They're both building new organs in Vermont! Granted, most of them are for out of state, but didn't First Congregational, Burlington get a new instrument in the last few = years?   Granted, Russell's instruments are on e-p action and are generally in the paint-peeling category, but David makes some wonderful warm small = trackers.   I could add the 12 or so pipe ranks in the combination organ at Christ the King in Rutland, added last year by Southfield (so, built out of state) = and Immaculate Heart of Mary, also in Rutland, also finished last year, by Russell.   There are too new organs being built in Vermont!       Paul Opel   Dean, VT Chapter AGO   http://www.sover.net/~popel/agomain.html      
(back) Subject: Re: Re: some REAL evangelical service-playing From: <reedstop@charter.net> Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 13:48:21 +0000   > From: "Harry Grove" <musicman@cottagemusic.co.uk> > By the way, where is Holy Cross ?   Holy Cross Lutheran Church is in St. Louis, and the 2nd oldest Lutheran = church in the St. Louis City area. (There are older churches in the = surrounding counties.) In fact, in 2008 they'll be 150 years old. The = organ was originally installed in 1908, with a major rebuild done in 1924. = It was refurbished in 1950, the console updated in 1981, and then = replaced in 1998 with an AGO console. The building itself dates back to = 1867, and the transcepts were added in 1876. It has one of the largest = seating capacities in the area, and is used every year by Concordia = Publishing House (which is on the adjacent block) for their Christmas = service, as well as twice a year for reading sessions. It sits on the = original Concordia Seminary campus, and they still own one of the original = seminary buildings across the street.   If ever you get to St. Louis, I recommend visiting Trinity Lutheran, in = the Soulard area (also listed as "Historic Trinity") and Holy Cross, which = is their daughter church.   Regards, Jeff    
(back) Subject: Re: "warm" sounding mechanical-action organs From: "Andy Lawrence" <andy@ablorgans.com> Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 09:52:16 -0500   I'm a former employee of Steve Russell, and still have a good relationship =   with him, often doing service work for him in the Burlington area to save him the trip. Sure, he's building organs in vermont, but they're going = out of state. You're right though... I was thinking the Russell in 1st Congo Burlington was 10 years ago but I just looked it up on russellorgans.com = and it was only 6 years ago. I think that's the newest organ in Vermont, = though its true as you say there have been more recent additions to other organs since then. Moore is building trackers in Vermont but none of the recent ones are installed in Vermont that I know of. Is there a Vermont tracker anywhere more recent than 1985? If so, I haven't seen it. Although I = think I may have heard about a Moore residence organ being installed somewhere = in Vermont.   Russell's voicing, by the way, has changed a lot recently. He was very = slow to let go of the neo-baroque, but let go he has. He's still way into mixtures and mutations, but not screetches and chiff anymore. He still tends to be on the loud side, but not harsh anymore. Bigger foundations, smoother voicing, less screamy upperwork. His little DE installation in Newington, CT is great! He is currently working on his magnum opus to be installed in Ithaca, NY, which I'm expecting to be very nice. I'm sure it =   will be loud, but not in the ear-splitting way you may have observed, say, =   in Centre-Street Congo in Brattleboro.   As for Moore, the newest work I've seen personally is Woodstock, and that was built a while ago. Now that you've praised his newer work I'm anxious =   to go hear it, but I think I'll have to travel out of VT to do so. (I narrowly missed his open house a year or so ago, unfortunately).   Looking forward to meeting you, Paul, as our new dean! Actually, I've probably met you before, but I'm not picturing you right now.   Andy     On Tue, 20 Jul 2004 06:54:48 -0500, Paul Opel wrote > >Ok, I'm reasonably convinced. There are no new organs being built in > >Vermont, electric action or mechanical. Not for a long time. So I can =   only > > What about Stephen Russell and A. David Moore? They're both building > new organs in Vermont! Granted, most of them are for out of state, > but didn't First Congregational, Burlington get a new instrument in > the last few years? > > Paul Opel > > Dean, VT Chapter AGO     A.B.Lawrence Pipe Organ Service PO Box 111 Burlington, VT 05402 (802)578-3936 Visit our website at www.ablorgans.com  
(back) Subject: subscription for Year A Gradual Psalms and Alleluias? From: "Raymond H. Clark, Quilisma Publications" <quilisma@cox.net> Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 10:03:47 -0700   I'm thinking of offering a subscription for the Gradual Psalms and Alleluias, Year A, at least Advent Sunday through Trinity Sunday (I'll throw in Corpus Christi if anybody will use it, and if somebody will tell me what to use for the Psalm, since it's not in the ECUSA Kalendar).   1. Is anybody interested?   2. What would be a fair donation to ask?   I don't remember what Gradual Psalms cost. As I recall, Ionian Arts' Psalms were rather expensive.   Those of you who've used my Psalms before know the format:   Gregorian refrain Gregorian Psalm-Tone alternating with SATB fauxbourdons Gregorian Alleluia Fauxbourdon Verse (Alternative SATB polyphonic Alleluia)   Everything's written out in full, verse by verse, with organ accompaniment. On average, I'd say they run fifteen 8 1/2 x ll pages. Includes permission to make as many copies as you like.   I didn't get much response when I asked about ECUSA Prayer Book text vs. RCL text, but from the few responses I DID get, I gather most churches aren't ready to adopt the RCL text, so I'll be doing the ECUSA text straight from Gradual Psalms.   One price, or should I break it up?   Advent   1 2 3 4 Christmas - Epiphany   Midnight Dawn Mid-day Christmas 1 Christmas 2 Circumcision Epiphany   Epiphanytide   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8   Ash Wednesday - Lent V   Ash Wed 1 2 3 4 5   Palm Sunday - Maundy Thursday - Good Friday - Easter Day   (and no, I DON'T promise to set all those Psalms for Easter Vigil, unless somebody wants to commission me to do them separately ... everybody seems to do their own thing for Easter Vigil ... that's a LOT of work if nobody's going to sing them)   Easter 2 - Trinity Sunday   2 3 4 5 6 (Rogation) Ascension Day 7 (alt. - Ascension Sunday) Pentecost Trinity   Gradual Psalms, Year A is listed for $27.00 on the Episcopal bookstore website, but as everybody knows, it's NOT written out in full and DOESN'T include accompaniments.   I count about 40 sets in the above list, give or take ... is $80 too much to ask? That's $2.00 per set, or about $.13 per page for my work (grin).   Is that OK? Not gonna retire to Tahiti on THAT (chuckle).   What you get for your $80 is the above list at the rate of about one a week, starting about now.   Cheers,   Bud      
(back) Subject: Re: subscription for Year A Gradual Psalms and Alleluias? From: <DERREINETOR@aol.com> Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 13:29:26 EDT   Bud,   GREAT idea. Psalm for Corpus Christi (according to 1979 BCP--see under "Various Occasions, Of the Holy Eucharist", pg. 927) is Ps. 34 or Ps. = 116:10-17. The gradual "Occuli Omnium" (Ps. 144:15, 16) is suitable as well.   Pax, Bill H. Boston  
(back) Subject: subscription for Year A Gradual Psalms and Alleluias? From: "Raymond H. Clark, Quilisma Publications" <quilisma@cox.net> Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 10:03:47 -0700   I'm thinking of offering a subscription for the Gradual Psalms and Alleluias, Year A, at least Advent Sunday through Trinity Sunday (I'll throw in Corpus Christi if anybody will use it, and if somebody will tell me what to use for the Psalm, since it's not in the ECUSA Kalendar).   1. Is anybody interested?   2. What would be a fair donation to ask?   I don't remember what Gradual Psalms cost. As I recall, Ionian Arts' Psalms were rather expensive.   Those of you who've used my Psalms before know the format:   Gregorian refrain Gregorian Psalm-Tone alternating with SATB fauxbourdons Gregorian Alleluia Fauxbourdon Verse (Alternative SATB polyphonic Alleluia)   Everything's written out in full, verse by verse, with organ accompaniment. On average, I'd say they run fifteen 8 1/2 x ll pages. Includes permission to make as many copies as you like.   I didn't get much response when I asked about ECUSA Prayer Book text vs. RCL text, but from the few responses I DID get, I gather most churches aren't ready to adopt the RCL text, so I'll be doing the ECUSA text straight from Gradual Psalms.   One price, or should I break it up?   Advent   1 2 3 4 Christmas - Epiphany   Midnight Dawn Mid-day Christmas 1 Christmas 2 Circumcision Epiphany   Epiphanytide   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8   Ash Wednesday - Lent V   Ash Wed 1 2 3 4 5   Palm Sunday - Maundy Thursday - Good Friday - Easter Day   (and no, I DON'T promise to set all those Psalms for Easter Vigil, unless somebody wants to commission me to do them separately ... everybody seems to do their own thing for Easter Vigil ... that's a LOT of work if nobody's going to sing them)   Easter 2 - Trinity Sunday   2 3 4 5 6 (Rogation) Ascension Day 7 (alt. - Ascension Sunday) Pentecost Trinity   Gradual Psalms, Year A is listed for $27.00 on the Episcopal bookstore website, but as everybody knows, it's NOT written out in full and DOESN'T include accompaniments.   I count about 40 sets in the above list, give or take ... is $80 too much to ask? That's $2.00 per set, or about $.13 per page for my work (grin).   Is that OK? Not gonna retire to Tahiti on THAT (chuckle).   What you get for your $80 is the above list at the rate of about one a week, starting about now.   Cheers,   Bud      
(back) Subject: subscription for Year A Gradual Psalms and Alleluias? From: "Raymond H. Clark, Quilisma Publications" <quilisma@cox.net> Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 10:03:47 -0700   I'm thinking of offering a subscription for the Gradual Psalms and Alleluias, Year A, at least Advent Sunday through Trinity Sunday (I'll throw in Corpus Christi if anybody will use it, and if somebody will tell me what to use for the Psalm, since it's not in the ECUSA Kalendar).   1. Is anybody interested?   2. What would be a fair donation to ask?   I don't remember what Gradual Psalms cost. As I recall, Ionian Arts' Psalms were rather expensive.   Those of you who've used my Psalms before know the format:   Gregorian refrain Gregorian Psalm-Tone alternating with SATB fauxbourdons Gregorian Alleluia Fauxbourdon Verse (Alternative SATB polyphonic Alleluia)   Everything's written out in full, verse by verse, with organ accompaniment. On average, I'd say they run fifteen 8 1/2 x ll pages. Includes permission to make as many copies as you like.   I didn't get much response when I asked about ECUSA Prayer Book text vs. RCL text, but from the few responses I DID get, I gather most churches aren't ready to adopt the RCL text, so I'll be doing the ECUSA text straight from Gradual Psalms.   One price, or should I break it up?   Advent   1 2 3 4 Christmas - Epiphany   Midnight Dawn Mid-day Christmas 1 Christmas 2 Circumcision Epiphany   Epiphanytide   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8   Ash Wednesday - Lent V   Ash Wed 1 2 3 4 5   Palm Sunday - Maundy Thursday - Good Friday - Easter Day   (and no, I DON'T promise to set all those Psalms for Easter Vigil, unless somebody wants to commission me to do them separately ... everybody seems to do their own thing for Easter Vigil ... that's a LOT of work if nobody's going to sing them)   Easter 2 - Trinity Sunday   2 3 4 5 6 (Rogation) Ascension Day 7 (alt. - Ascension Sunday) Pentecost Trinity   Gradual Psalms, Year A is listed for $27.00 on the Episcopal bookstore website, but as everybody knows, it's NOT written out in full and DOESN'T include accompaniments.   I count about 40 sets in the above list, give or take ... is $80 too much to ask? That's $2.00 per set, or about $.13 per page for my work (grin).   Is that OK? Not gonna retire to Tahiti on THAT (chuckle).   What you get for your $80 is the above list at the rate of about one a week, starting about now.   Cheers,   Bud      
(back) Subject: Re: Life Imitates Art (x-posted; long and tendentious) From: "M Fox" <ophicleide16@direcway.com> Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 11:40:45 -0700     ----- Original Message ----- From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> > I have another recording, done at All Soul's, Langham > Place, London........not a big acoustic and not a very > big church. It seems that the engineer went to > extraordinary lengths to attach a microphone to every > pipe. > > The end result is nothing short of horrific!   Amen! The record is "Organ in Close-Up," the organist Leslie Pearson. It = was released by Decca, of all people, although in their "Phase Four" series which featured more-spectacular-than-life recordings. In this case, the microphones (the liner notes are silent about how many) were placed = "inside the organ case... one useful advantage of this close-up technique was that no traffic noise was discernible -- even sirens from ambulances and police vehicles en route to an incident in a neighbouring building did not = register on tape." Obviously there was no room sound on the recording, so after taping and editing, the engineers played back the master tape through two massive speakers set up in the church and re-recorded the result. "So as = not to lose the clarity and presence so painstakingly captured, one channel = was linked directly to the eight-track machine so that the original, dry, close-up sound was still retained, albeit beneath the new reverberation."   It sounds about as bad as you'd imagine.   MAF      
(back) Subject: Back home again! (X-posted) From: "Richard Schneider" <arpschneider@starband.net> Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 20:57:45 -0500   Dear Listers,   I just wanted to let everyone know that I'm back from a hospitalization during the past 36 hours for my Thyroid surgery.=20 The Dr. "birthed" a rather sizable cancerous tumor from my neck, and he was in there digging for a couple of hours BEFORE he ever got to the thyroid gland! All told, they were operating for over 4-=BD hours.   Of course, after they told me to take a deep breath and count backwards from 100. I think I reached 99 and have NO IDEA what happened after that point, except whatever they told me afterwards. =20   This procedure has resulted in Yours Truly being able to readily pass for an escapee from the "Hermann M=FCnster look-alike Contest"; replete with "dongles" (drains, actually!) on my neck that's stapled shut.=20   I feel as though I was broadsided by a Mack truck on my neck, but interestingly enough, it's the BACK of my neck that is really sore. I suspect this will go away in a few days and there's Tylenol to help me out with the matter of being the biggest chicken whenever it comes to pain in the meantime!   So, all things considered, I guess we have much to give thanks for because no emergency Trach was needed; nor was there much in the way of nerve damage. I can talk, although I sound like a honking Goose in the Basement at this point. =20   I appreciate everyone's thoughts and prayers on my behalf thus far and will appreciate your continued prayers as the healing process continues.   Faithfully,   Rich  
(back) Subject: Re: Back home again! (X-posted) From: "Nelson Denton" <ndenton@cogeco.ca> Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2004 00:29:54 -0400   Hi Arp.   Glad your doing better. I hope things clear up for you soon. Cancer is no = fun. My wife had 3rd stage Hodgkin's 20 years ago and she's still free of it. = So don't give up.   It doesn't really matter what you sound like as long as you can climb up = into the chambers and squawk "NEK!!"   Take care buddy, You'll be back to work soon.   Nelson.    
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