PipeChat Digest #4581 - Sunday, June 27, 2004
 
Re: American Presidential Visit
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca>
40 years Kleuker Organ at German LC part 05
  by "Andr=E9s G=FCnther" <rgunther@cantv.net>
Re: Funerals / Burial
  by <OMusic@aol.com>
Organs and Organists online
  by "Jason M. Taylor" <Jason.M.Taylor@verizon.net>
Re: American Presidential Visit
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Funerals / Burial
  by "Alicia Zeilenga" <azeilenga@theatreorgans.com>
Sources for Used Music
  by "Emily Adams" <eadams@cinci.rr.com>
Only one more week!!
  by "John Jarvis" <JLJarvis@comcast.net>
A REMINDER Re: Only one more week!!
  by "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org>
OHS Convention Roll-Call
  by "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org>
Edward L. Stauff
  by <ProOrgo53@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: American Presidential Visit From: "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca> Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2004 07:08:18 -0400   Harry and others,   I like the programme and if I were to be in London, I would like to hear=20 him play. The entrance fee is about the same as we would pay here.   By the way, - your subject line almost turned me off ,"American=20 Presidential Visit", I thought that it was referring to that lesser=20 individual, G. Dubya Bush! I am glad it is not!   Cheers,   Bob Conway   At 04:54 AM 6/26/2004, Harry Grove wrote: >Dear American Friends, > >I see from a flyer included in my RCO literature that Frederick Swann, >President of the American Guild of Organists (but then, you knew that >already), is included in the recitalists at the Summer Organ Festival at >Westminster Abbey. > >Tuesday 3rd August - 7:00pm >Bingham - Bells of Riverside >Franck - Choral (B min) >Huston - Prelude >Langlais - Hymne >Vierne - Choral (II) >Wright - Rhapsody >Bales - Suite >Duruffle - Meditation >Parry - Fantasia & Fugue > >Admission =A310 > >So then, i) what do you think of the programme ? >& ii) is the admission charge similar to your usual 'at home' >rates ? > >Harry Grove >[a.k.a. musicman]      
(back) Subject: 40 years Kleuker Organ at German LC part 05 From: "Andr=E9s G=FCnther" <rgunther@cantv.net> Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2004 09:03:09 -0400   Andres Gunther rgunther@cantv.net   40 Years Kleuker Organ of La Resurrecci=F3n LC, Caracas, Part 05 (Last = Part) ORGAN CONCERTS AND RECITALS   As mentioned, after the organ had "settled in" and got its tuning and mechanical adjustment in early August 1965, the first of many solo = recitals was given on the new instrument by prof. Ernst Ulrich von Kamecke, Dirctor of Music of St. Petri Church in Hamburg. For many years the name of Ernst Ulrich von Kamecke was associated with the history of this organ.   Soon after, the organ became a first favourite for recitals and concerts. = In 1966 the use of the organ already had to be regulated to avoid premature wearout. The reasons were: a) Accesibility - the lutherans encouraged = Church Music, opposite to most RC parishes in Caracas. b) The good shape of the organ. Outside its care and maintenance, Kleuker organs are sturdy as = noted. c) Security. La Castellana is a 'High Class' suburb. Most of the players were outstanding organists. A few 'enfants terribles' were among them too = of course- mostly amateur organists and composers. However, they lost their audience after a few disappointing 'recitals', and never came back.- The only handicap of this organ is its small size and 100% neobaroque disposition and sound. Altough recitalists managed to play Romantic works (the great Accoustics of the church and the silvery Pleno help to disguise the limited size of the instrument) the organ gives its best for pre-1800 literature only. In the next years and up to present times many recitals were given. I will list only the most outstanding and documented recitals and their = organists, but there were many more.   In 1966, Prof. Christian Grundmann arrived as noted, and until 1969 he = gave recitals and church concerts at regular schedule. In 1969, recital by prof, Karl Hochreither, Berlin. In 1970 recitals by Ernst Ulrich von Kamecke (Germany), Iannis Ioannidis (Greece-Venezuela), Rvd. Petrus Janssen (Cura=E7ao). In 1971 recital by Gertrud Mersiovski. In 1972, Recital by Ernst Ulrich von Kamecke. In 1974, first recitals by prof. Konrad Voppel (Germany), one of the most outstanding organists we ever had the pleasure to listen to in Venezuela. Mr. Grundmann became the Manager of Konrad Voppel for all his recitals in The Americas and The Caribbean.* In 1975, recital by Jennifer Bate. In 1976, Recitals by Wiltrud Fuchs (Chile) and Konrad Voppel. In 1977, Recital by Ernst Ulrich von Kamecke. From 1978 to 1981, church organist Ursula Penner gave recitals every month at the last wednesday. In 1981, Recital cyclus by Ernst Ulrich von Kamecke due to the Ground = Stone Lay of the new Humboldt Culture Sociaty (Goethe-Institut) building. In 1982, recitals by Stephanie Duncan (at that time church organist), = Konrad Voppel, and Ursula Penner. In 1984, recital by Konrad Voppel. In 1985, "BacHaendel" Organ Festival at the 300th birth year celebration with organists Pablo Castellanos, Rafael Andres Gunther, Jorge Sanchez, Giovanni D'Amico, Miguel Castillo Didier, Scholastica Cordivani and Maria Luisa Arencibia. The same year, performance of the "Organ Mass" by Joseph Haydn (Hans = Ritter, Organ, Rvd. Wolfgang Storch, conductor). 1987: Recital by Margarethe Hurholtz (Germany) 1990: First performance in Venezuela of the complete organ works of = Nikolaus Bruhns by Jorge Sanchez Herrera. 1993: Church Concert, including an organ recital by prof Christian = Grundmann at the Centenary celebration of the "St Michael's Congregation". 2000: Organ recital and Lecture Cycle by Rafael Andres Gunther and = Napoleon Savelli. After 2000 recitals became more seldom due to the average situation of the country. After I made the General overhaul to the organ in July-August = 2001 the organ was "re-dedicated" in October 2001- I had my sabbatical year however and was travelling abroad at that time. Since then, Solo performances at the organ are more included into Church Concerts or liturgy. A series of concerts to celebrate the organ's 40th anniversary are planned. They will hosted by "Coro San Miguel" and = musicaly directed by Napoleon Savelli. ___________ * Mr Voppel gave several recitals in the USA, one of them at Riverside Church, NY. =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D First was the cat, then was the Orgler. The Orgler got a pet and the cat got something to wonder about.          
(back) Subject: Re: Funerals / Burial From: <OMusic@aol.com> Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2004 10:00:24 EDT   I am all for graveside services, if any at all. A memorial service, after =   the body has been burried is also appropriate and I believe is easier on = the family. If the family has to sit through a sermon they don't remember a = word of it. They are just waiting for it to be over. There is usually a dinner = after the burial where the family and friends are all invited and usually they = tell their memories about the deceased, as well as visit with people they only = see at funerals. Lee  
(back) Subject: Organs and Organists online From: "Jason M. Taylor" <Jason.M.Taylor@verizon.net> Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2004 10:33:32 -0400   Dear John,   Thanks for establishing such a great site for listening and learning. I'm sure the site will become well-used as people become familiar with it.   I do have one suggestion: Once you select an audio download, the home = site is deleted, making it difficult to change your mind and select another = audio file. In order to do that, you must log into the site another time, = rather than simply push the backup arrow.   Other sites that contain audio sources do allow a user to back up and = change course without having to log on again, so it is possible.   Thanks again for an excellent place to go and experience our favorite instrument.   Jay Taylor      
(back) Subject: Re: American Presidential Visit From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2004 10:40:46 -0400   On 6/26/04 4:54 AM, "Harry Grove" <musicman@cottagemusic.co.uk> wrote:   > ii) is the admission charge similar to your usual 'at home' rates ?   I don't know from pounds sterling, but in NYC many organ recitals are = free; but many others are $10 to $25. Maybe half that for senior citizens, students, members of the sponsoring group, etc. More than that would be quite rare, but Westminster Abbey might justify it. And, of course, the recitalist is "right up there," which is a factor as well.   Can't comment on the programme.   Alan    
(back) Subject: Re: Funerals / Burial From: "Alicia Zeilenga" <azeilenga@theatreorgans.com> Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2004 10:45:00 -0500   And the organist doesn't get paid ;-) Actually, I've never been to a funeral dinner where people talked much about the deceased. Alicia Zeilenga   -----Original Message----- From: OMusic@aol.com     > I am all for graveside services, if any at all. A memorial service, > after > the body has been burried is also appropriate and I believe is easier > on the > family. If the family has to sit through a sermon they don't remember > a word of > it. They are just waiting for it to be over. There is usually a > dinner after > the burial where the family and friends are all invited and usually > they tell > their memories about the deceased, as well as visit with people they > only see > at funerals. Lee >      
(back) Subject: Sources for Used Music From: "Emily Adams" <eadams@cinci.rr.com> Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2004 12:32:17 -0400   Hi Chatters,   I hope it's within the list guidelines to share information on various = types of suppliers. A web search for a particular collection of music recently = led me to   http://pacificcoast.net/~dacapo/index.htm   a Canadian dealer of pre-owned music. My purchase was reasonably priced, I paid by PayPal and it arrived here in the States promptly and carefully packed. I have no connection with this business except as a satisfied customer.   Does anyone else have sources such as this to recommend which may not be = as widely known as abe or alibris?   Emily A.      
(back) Subject: Only one more week!! From: "John Jarvis" <JLJarvis@comcast.net> Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2004 13:09:43 -0700   Yeah! It's only another week until we gather in Los Angeles for our AGO Convention. I am so looking forward to this convention - seeing old friends, listening to some new organs, getting some new inspiration for = our craft and making new Friends!   See you in LA!   John    
(back) Subject: A REMINDER Re: Only one more week!! From: "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org> Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2004 17:13:09 -0500   >Yeah! It's only another week until we gather in Los Angeles for our >AGO Convention. I am so looking forward to this convention - seeing >old friends, listening to some new organs, getting some new >inspiration for our craft and making new Friends!   If you are heading off for either the AGO Convention and/or the OHS Convention and will not have access to your email PLEASE sign off from the list so that your mail does not start bouncing. Neither Tim or I will be at the AGO Convention but both of us will be at the OHS Convention and it does get problematic for us to deal with the bouncing mail and other administration problems when we are away at a Convention.   I have added the links for unsubscribing and also fro subscribing to the footer that appears in most posting from the list for your convenience.   For those of you going to Los Angeles - ENJOY and we hope that there will be some reports on the list about the various events and organs from some of you.   David -- **************************************** David Scribner Owner / Co-Administrator PipeChat   http://www.pipechat.org mailto:admin@pipechat.org  
(back) Subject: OHS Convention Roll-Call From: "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org> Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2004 17:42:01 -0500   One of these was done for the AGO Convention so now it is time to do one for the OHS Convention. As in years past I do have a "special" address to be used to say that you are going to Buffalo. That address is <convention@blackiris.com> I will do a Compilation of who all from this list will be attending in about a week and post it to the list.   I do know of some people from the list that will be there but even if you "think" I know, please add your name to the list by just dropping me a note to the address above.   I have not really looked at the Convention schedule as of yet but I am sure that we will figure out a time for List Members to get together plus if you know who else is at the convention is on the list you will meet some of them just by looking at name tags.   I'm looking forward to seeing some old friends and meeting new ones from the list at the Convention.   Shuffle off to Buffalo! <G>   David -- **************************************** David Scribner Owner / Co-Administrator PipeChat   http://www.pipechat.org mailto:admin@pipechat.org  
(back) Subject: Edward L. Stauff From: <ProOrgo53@aol.com> Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2004 23:33:38 EDT   Please contact me off-list for a very important request.   Thank you,   Dale Rider Independence, MO