PipeChat Digest #4564 - Friday, June 18, 2004
 
Is it quiet, or is it me?
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
RE: Is it quiet, or is it me?
  by "Andrew Mead" <mead@eagle.ca>
Atlantic City
  by <niksiz@comcast.net>
RE: Is it quiet, or is it me?
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca>
Re: Is it quiet, or is it me?
  by "littlebayus@yahoo.com" <littlebayus@yahoo.com>
Re: Is it quiet, or is it me?
  by <brentmj@charter.net>
Re: Is it quiet, or is it me?
  by "Robert Lind" <lindr@core.com>
OrganLive (was: Is it quiet, or is it me?)
  by "Sam Vause" <vause@cox.net>
Re: OrganLive (was: Is it quiet, or is it me?)
  by <brentmj@charter.net>
Re: Is it quiet, or is it me?
  by "Nelson Denton" <ndenton@cogeco.ca>
Wanamaker Day
  by "mack02445" <mack02445@comcast.net>
Edward Lye tracker...was is it quiet
  by "dan" <dan@hold-tite.com>
Re: Wanamaker Day
  by "James Grebe" <pianoman@accessus.net>
RE: Wanamaker Day
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
Bossi; was: Is it quiet, or is it me?
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
William Watkins R.I.P.
  by <DudelK@aol.com>
Re: Edward Lye tracker...was is it quiet
  by "Nelson Denton" <ndenton@cogeco.ca>
Re: Convention ROLL CALL -- Compilation
  by <Norms0549@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Is it quiet, or is it me? From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 07:03:59 -0500   Just wondering if traffic on PipeChat is slow - I just got Rick to discard my old SpamWeed because it was defective. Now of course I'm getting hundreds of spam but this morning only the digest from PipeChat.   Just wondering - if I disturbed a moment of silence for someone, I apologize. Please play on through.   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com          
(back) Subject: RE: Is it quiet, or is it me? From: "Andrew Mead" <mead@eagle.ca> Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 09:28:13 -0400   I'm here, but I don't have anything to chat about that's on topic. Maybe it's just a slow day....   AjM   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of Glenda Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2004 8:04 AM To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: Is it quiet, or is it me?   Just wondering if traffic on PipeChat is slow - I just got Rick to discard my old SpamWeed because it was defective. Now of course I'm getting hundreds of spam but this morning only the digest from PipeChat.   Just wondering - if I disturbed a moment of silence for someone, I apologize. Please play on through.   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com         "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: Atlantic City From: <niksiz@comcast.net> Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 13:33:02 +0000   Greetings,   Does anyone have updated information (other than that posted on = www.acchos.org) on the status of completely restoring the Atlantic City = organ and it playing again? It seems this saga has been going on for a = while and we should hopefully see some real work soon.    
(back) Subject: RE: Is it quiet, or is it me? From: "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca> Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 09:52:40 -0400   I am around too! However, I am waiting for the installers to come and install a new garage door. They are at my next door neighbour's = installing one for him - and I am next!   We both saw an advert for the local Home Depot that offered $150 0ff thew cost of a new door, and a free installation - so we were both hooked! Our =   houses are both the same age, like 30 years old, and the old garage doors have seen better days!   Yes, I think that Pipechat is still up and running!   Bob Conway    
(back) Subject: Re: Is it quiet, or is it me? From: "littlebayus@yahoo.com" <littlebayus@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 07:11:11 -0700 (PDT)   Glenda,   Thanks for your post... I too was wondering if I was the only one not getting very many posts today...   Perhaps people are busy making late arrangements for (big drum roll) their summer substitute (big cymbal clash)!   Morton Belcher fellow list member....     =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D     --- Glenda <gksjd85@direcway.com> wrote: > Just wondering if traffic on PipeChat is slow   [snip]   > Just wondering - if I disturbed a moment of silence > for someone, I > apologize. Please play on through. > > Glenda Sutton > gksjd85@direcway.com > > >     __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Is it quiet, or is it me? From: <brentmj@charter.net> Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 10:44:46 -0400   If it's getting too quiet for you, there's always ORGANLive.   As of this week, those with broadband connections to the internet can = experience music of the organ in even greater fidelity. Now you can hear = music of the organ in CD-quality audio, 24 hours a day, and all for free! = Just go to http://www.organlive.com and click on "Broadband" to begin = listening. Those of you with dial-up connections haven't been left out. You can = still listen, too, just go to http://www.organlive.com and click on the = link that says "Dial-up" to hear the same great music, only optimized for = lower bitrate connections.   ORGANLive is great to listen to while working, reading, browsing, or = trying to pick a new piece of music for an upcoming service! Our library = of music is ever-expanding, and with recent upgrades, we now have space = for over 8000 unique hours of music to fill. While you're visiting the website, be sure to go over to the sponsor side = and visit those that make ORGANLive possible. If you like it, be sure and = thank them for their help!   Brent Johnson ORGANLive.com - music of the organ on demand http://www.organlive.com     > > From: Glenda <gksjd85@direcway.com> > Date: 2004/06/17 Thu AM 08:03:59 EDT > To: pipechat@pipechat.org > Subject: Is it quiet, or is it me? > > Just wondering if traffic on PipeChat is slow - I just got Rick to > discard my old SpamWeed because it was defective. Now of course I'm > getting hundreds of spam but this morning only the digest from PipeChat. > > Just wondering - if I disturbed a moment of silence for someone, I > apologize. Please play on through. > > Glenda Sutton > gksjd85@direcway.com > > > > > "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: Is it quiet, or is it me? From: "Robert Lind" <lindr@core.com> Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 09:51:12 -0500   I've been in such an anticipatative (is there such a word? accent on the penultimate syllable, please) state awaiting the first installment of whatever it was that you were going to write that my fingers have been unable to type. Seriously, did you get answers to your Enrico Bossi questions? If not, perhaps I now have time to dig around a bit. He is a = fine composer, and if nothing else, we could share thoughts on favorite works = of his we have played and/or heard.   Bob Lind   ----- Original Message ----- From: Glenda <gksjd85@direcway.com>   > Just wondering if traffic on PipeChat is slow > Glenda Sutton    
(back) Subject: OrganLive (was: Is it quiet, or is it me?) From: "Sam Vause" <vause@cox.net> Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 07:55:17 -0700   Brent, I truly appreciate your efforts with OrganLive. I enjoy listening at home and office, and I've found it to be the most consistent way for me to avoid insanity -- it's wonderful to listen to great music broadcast in high fidelity while pandemonium otherwise reigns supreme around me. Thanks for all you do! --sam Sam Vause, Chandler, AZ   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of brentmj@charter.net Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2004 7:45 AM To: PipeChat Subject: Re: Is it quiet, or is it me?   If it's getting too quiet for you, there's always ORGANLive.   As of this week, those with broadband connections to the internet can experience music of the organ in even greater fidelity. Now you can hear music of the organ in CD-quality audio, 24 hours a day, and all for free! Just go to http://www.organlive.com and click on "Broadband" to begin listening. Those of you with dial-up connections haven't been left out. You can still listen, too, just go to http://www.organlive.com and click on the link that says "Dial-up" to hear the same great music, only optimized for lower bitrate connections....    
(back) Subject: Re: OrganLive (was: Is it quiet, or is it me?) From: <brentmj@charter.net> Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 11:22:25 -0400     > > From: "Sam Vause" <vause@cox.net> > Brent, I truly appreciate your efforts with OrganLive. I enjoy listening > at home and office, and I've found it to be the most consistent way for > me to avoid insanity -- it's wonderful to listen to great music > broadcast in high fidelity while pandemonium otherwise reigns supreme > around me. Thanks for all you do! > --sam   Thanks, Sam, I'm glad we're helping to keep the world a bit more = sane, but it's not really me you need to thank. I get as much benefit = from listening to ORGANLive as everybody else. It's sponsors like = yourself that help keep the staion around that are to be thanked.   Like so much else in the world, ORGANLive isn't free to operate. I = want to keep it free for listeners, however, so the money has to come from = somewhere. Sponsors, listeners who buy preferred memberships, and = preferred members who listen are our main sources of revenue. If you want = to help out, tell your friends! The more listeners we get, and the more = preferred members we have, the more money we make, and the longer the = station continues to broadcast.   I should have mentioned that although anyone with a broadband = connection can tune in and listen to the 64k stream, it's unfortunately = only the Live365 preferred members who can hear the MP3Pro 64k stream, = which is the true CD-quality signal. It doesn't cost much, and it = supports the station, so visit ORGANLive.com and see how you can help keep = organ music on the net!   Brent Johnson ORGANLive.com - music of the organ on demand http://www.organlive.com    
(back) Subject: Re: Is it quiet, or is it me? From: "Nelson Denton" <ndenton@cogeco.ca> Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 11:53:25 -0400   Not much to report on my end here either.   Lots of organ work going on here. Starting a complete restoration of a 2 = manual Edward Lye tracker next month.   Wifey is out of work (:-(( no money as usual.   My niece Claire just graduated from McMaster University with an Honours = Degree ( with distinction) in Advanced Arts and Sciences with a minor in = Anthropology.   She's now off to the University Of Toronto to study for her Doctorate in = Law with a major scholarship in tow .   A chip off her old Uncle Buck. :-)))   Nelson    
(back) Subject: Wanamaker Day From: "mack02445" <mack02445@comcast.net> Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 13:50:04 -0400   So that Glenda will not feel alone, and since I haven't really seen anything about Wanamaker Day I will attempt to report on what I saw and heard of it. The program was changed from what was posted on the friends web site. List members Doug Campbell, Harvyn "Pipevoice" Tarkmeel and a friend were present from 10:30 that day, having traveled from Skaneateles, NY.   The opening program was by Diane Meredith Belcher her program was, Fantasy & Fugue in G minor S.542, Bach, Air (from Suite No. 3 in D Major, Bach, Fantasy in A Major (from Trois Pi=E8ces) C=E9sar Franck, = Poco allegretto (from Symphony No. 3, Johannes Brahms, Organ, Timbrel and Dance: Three Jazz Organ Preludes, Johannes Matthias Michel, Swing Five (Erhalt uns, Herr) Bossa Nova (Wunderbarer K=F6nig), Afro-Cuban (In dir ist Freude), Paean, Stephen Paulus (Organ Duet with Matthew Glandorf). What I heard of the last two pieces were well played and well received by the large crowd in the store.   The next part, at 11:30AM: and broadcast on WRTI was played by Peter Richard Conte. His program was, Overture to The Yeoman of the Guard, Sullivan, Marche Religieuse, Guilmant, Cathedral of Commerce (World Premiere), Robert Hebble, Variations on a theme of Haydn, Brahms (trans. Peter Richard Conte), Cort=E8ge et Litanie, Marcel Dupr=E9, (transcribed from the orchestral score by Mr. Conte). The Robert Hebble piece was commissioned by the Friends to celebrate the centennial of the organ, quite interesting. The Guilmant was played on only the stops that were on the original 1904 Los Angeles Art Organ Co. stops. Mr. Conte was also interviewed on the radio.   The next section was at 2:30PM. Meet Me In St. Louis...A Pops Program with Ron Rhode Playing. It was a fun upbeat program of popular songs and medleys from the Movie Meet me in St. Louis and other shows. In his announcements he said how intimidating playing this organ was it was "sure more than a 4/32 WurliTzer". I must say Ron certainly had it sounding like a big WurliTzer too.   In between the different sections of this event, The Friends had tables set up to sell Wanamaker cd's and information and various recordings and dvd's. Tickets for Felix Hell's Concert that evening at Irvine Auditorium were also on sale there.   At 5PM came the start of the Festival Grand Closing Concert, Featuring The Friends of the Wanamaker Organ Festival Chorus and Brass Ensemble; Peter Richard Conte, Festival Conductor; Andrew Senn, Festival Organist.   The Program: Cathedral of Commerce (World Premiere Encore), Robert Hebble, Military March in G, Sir Edward Elgar (arranged for brass choir and organ by Peter Richard Conte), Zadok the Priest, G.F. Handel, Three Opera Choruses, Verdi, Anvil Chorus, Chorus of the Hebrew slaves, Brindisi, Marche Triomphale, Karg-Elert (arr. for brass choir and organ by Peter Richard Conte), Swell the Full Chorus (from Solomon), Handel, America the Beautiful and The National Anthem.   It was quite a production and well prepared and performed. A rousing end to a gala day. Felix Hell appeared near the end of the program and shook hands with any and all who saw him. A live advertisement for his concert later that evening.   This was only my second time hearing the Wanamaker Organ, in person and I certainly had my fill of it that day and will attempt to attend other events there in the future. I recommend to all joining The Friends, they do an admirable job of advertising this event and recordings, I am happy to say I am a member.   That ok Glenda?? ;-)   Mack      
(back) Subject: Edward Lye tracker...was is it quiet From: "dan" <dan@hold-tite.com> Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 14:51:12 -0400   A 2 manual Edward Lye tracker you say?   I sub on just such an instrument in Creemore, Ont. It remains in near original condition I think...the hand blower mechanism is still in place and operational!   It's kind of a work-a-day instrument...pretty much all or nothing for hymn accompaniment as it barely fills the small room with sound due to poor placement etc.   It's the only piper for miles so I really enjoy the time I have on it.   Are there lots more around?   Dan, tracking in Creemore   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of Nelson Denton Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2004 10:53 AM To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: Re: Is it quiet, or is it me?   Not much to report on my end here either.   Lots of organ work going on here. Starting a complete restoration of a 2 manual Edward Lye tracker next month.   Wifey is out of work (:-(( no money as usual.   My niece Claire just graduated from McMaster University with an Honours Degree ( with distinction) in Advanced Arts and Sciences with a minor in Anthropology.   She's now off to the University Of Toronto to study for her Doctorate in Law with a major scholarship in tow .   A chip off her old Uncle Buck. :-)))   Nelson   "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: Wanamaker Day From: "James Grebe" <pianoman@accessus.net> Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 15:45:39 -0500   Fitting that "Meet Me in St. Louis" was played as St. Louis was the beginning for this organ with it's beginning core The Festival Organ at = the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904 James Grebe Piano-Forte Tuning & Repair Artisan of Wood WWW.JamesGrebe.com 1526 Raspberry Lane Arnold, MO 63010 pianoman@accessus.net ----- Original Message ----- From: "mack02445" <mack02445@comcast.net> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2004 12:50 PM Subject: Wanamaker Day     > So that Glenda will not feel alone, and since I haven't really seen > anything about Wanamaker Day I will attempt to report on what I saw and > heard of it. The program was changed from what was posted on the > friends web site. List members Doug Campbell, Harvyn "Pipevoice" > Tarkmeel and a friend were present from 10:30 that day, having traveled > from Skaneateles, NY. > > The opening program was by Diane Meredith Belcher her program was, > Fantasy & Fugue in G minor S.542, Bach, Air (from Suite No. 3 in D > Major, Bach, Fantasy in A Major (from Trois Pi=E8ces) C=E9sar Franck, = Poco > allegretto (from Symphony No. 3, Johannes Brahms, Organ, Timbrel and > Dance: Three Jazz Organ Preludes, Johannes Matthias Michel, Swing Five > (Erhalt uns, Herr) Bossa Nova (Wunderbarer K=F6nig), Afro-Cuban (In dir > ist Freude), Paean, Stephen Paulus (Organ Duet with Matthew Glandorf). > What I heard of the last two pieces were well played and well received > by the large crowd in the store. > > The next part, at 11:30AM: and broadcast on WRTI was played by Peter > Richard Conte. His program was, Overture to The Yeoman of the Guard, > Sullivan, Marche Religieuse, Guilmant, Cathedral of Commerce (World > Premiere), Robert Hebble, Variations on a theme of Haydn, Brahms (trans. > Peter Richard Conte), Cort=E8ge et Litanie, Marcel Dupr=E9, (transcribed > from the orchestral score by Mr. Conte). The Robert Hebble piece was > commissioned by the Friends to celebrate the centennial of the organ, > quite interesting. The Guilmant was played on only the stops that were > on the original 1904 Los Angeles Art Organ Co. stops. Mr. Conte was > also interviewed on the radio. > > The next section was at 2:30PM. Meet Me In St. Louis...A Pops Program > with Ron Rhode Playing. It was a fun upbeat program of popular songs > and medleys from the Movie Meet me in St. Louis and other shows. In his > announcements he said how intimidating playing this organ was it was > "sure more than a 4/32 WurliTzer". I must say Ron certainly had it > sounding like a big WurliTzer too. > > In between the different sections of this event, The Friends had tables > set up to sell Wanamaker cd's and information and various recordings and > dvd's. Tickets for Felix Hell's Concert that evening at Irvine > Auditorium were also on sale there. > > At 5PM came the start of the Festival Grand Closing Concert, Featuring > The Friends of the Wanamaker Organ Festival Chorus and Brass Ensemble; > Peter Richard Conte, Festival Conductor; Andrew Senn, Festival Organist. > > The Program: > Cathedral of Commerce (World Premiere Encore), Robert Hebble, Military > March in G, Sir Edward Elgar (arranged for brass choir and organ by > Peter Richard Conte), Zadok the Priest, G.F. Handel, Three Opera > Choruses, Verdi, Anvil Chorus, Chorus of the Hebrew slaves, Brindisi, > Marche Triomphale, Karg-Elert (arr. for brass choir and organ by Peter > Richard Conte), > Swell the Full Chorus (from Solomon), Handel, America the Beautiful and > The National Anthem. > > It was quite a production and well prepared and performed. A rousing > end to a gala day. Felix Hell appeared near the end of the program and > shook hands with any and all who saw him. A live advertisement for his > concert later that evening. > > This was only my second time hearing the Wanamaker Organ, in person and > I certainly had my fill of it that day and will attempt to attend other > events there in the future. I recommend to all joining The Friends, > they do an admirable job of advertising this event and recordings, I am > happy to say I am a member. > > That ok Glenda?? ;-) > > Mack > > > "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: Wanamaker Day From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 17:02:09 -0500   Thanks, Mack, for reporting about the day. Sorry I missed it - I was pestered by an unintelligible Puerto Rican volunteer wannabe in training all day.   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com          
(back) Subject: Bossi; was: Is it quiet, or is it me? From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 17:02:09 -0500   No one responded to my Bossi question, but Patelson's informed me that both the Etude Symphonique and the Sicilienne were POP. I have ordered the Orgelwerke Band I (Peters still has some of them, and I have Band II). I don't know if the aforementioned might be available by interlibrary loan, because I am sadly ignorant of the how-to there (just like with my new cell phone - I tell people that if they call and I don't answer, hang up, because I cannot access the voice mail and won't get a message).   My last draft of a narrative post was pretty vitriolic regarding payment for subbing, so I decided the better part of valour was to shelve it. Thank you, Bob, for asking.   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com     -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of Robert Lind   I've been in such an anticipatative (is there such a word? accent on the penultimate syllable, please) state awaiting the first installment of whatever it was that you were going to write that my fingers have been unable to type. Seriously, did you get answers to your Enrico Bossi questions? If not, perhaps I now have time to dig around a bit. He is a fine composer, and if nothing else, we could share thoughts on favorite works of his we have played and/or heard.          
(back) Subject: William Watkins R.I.P. From: <DudelK@aol.com> Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 20:23:41 EDT   We received word this evening that William Watkins AAGO, longtime organist = of Georgetown Presbyterian Church, teacher of a number of prominent = organists, and one of the most gifted performers of his time, passed away this = afternoon following a brief illness. We are told there will be a private service at = the church and a public service will be held later. Additional details will no =   doubt be forthcoming. In addition to his musical artistry, Bill is = remembered fondly for his warm friendship and generosity of spirit. May he rest in = peace!  
(back) Subject: Re: Edward Lye tracker...was is it quiet From: "Nelson Denton" <ndenton@cogeco.ca> Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2004 01:23:34 -0400   The Lye family was in the organ trade for about 100 years. ~1865-1970? I estimate they built at least 3-400 organs. I know of 3 area trackers that remain in virgin condition, at least one that was electrified and a whole = whack of rebuilds and old caseworks.   The Lye family's work was not always the best compared to other larger = firms. The woodwork is a bit rougher and shows the hand tool marks. Caseworks are usually well made but were built of Chestnut as opposed to Oak so they = look more battered up after 100 years or so. However the pipework was usually quite = good in earlier instruments and has been used over by many well known firms = withour much revoicing. The Lyes fell on hard times after WW1 just like every = other organ company and by the late 1940's they were old men struggling to keep = going.   The one I'm restoring dates from 1913 and has never been touched - we = literally only get called to "tune it" every 25 years!!! Unfortunately some yokels = got into the organ and stepped on some pipes and crushed all the offset lead = tubing. The original bellows needs to be releathered and the whole thing needs a = good cleaning.(mould, mildew, mice, bats, birds and plaster dust) I'll be = taking lots of photos of it so your guys won't miss anything :-))   Nelson    
(back) Subject: Re: Convention ROLL CALL -- Compilation From: <Norms0549@aol.com> Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2004 01:26:22 -0400   Please add my name to the list of Chatters who will be in LA. Houston = will be represented.   Norman Sutphin