PipeChat Digest #4387 - Wednesday, March 24, 2004
 
RE: A pittiful joke
  by "Peter Rodwell" <iof@ctv.es>
Re: Jackson, Mississippi
  by "James Grebe" <pianoman@accessus.net>
RE: A pittiful joke
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
Re: A pittiful joke
  by "MusicMan" <musicman@cottagemusic.co.uk>
RE, Jackson Mississippi
  by "Roy Redman" <rredman@imagin.net>
Re: Jackson, Mississippi
  by "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com>
Re: Jackson, Mississippi
  by "Christopher Howerter" <OrgelspielerKMD@msn.com>
RE: Jackson, Mississippi
  by "Tom Hoehn" <thoehn@theatreorgans.com>
RE: Jackson, Mississippi
  by "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com>
Re: Jackson, Mississippi
  by "James Grebe" <pianoman@accessus.net>
RE: Jackson, Mississippi
  by "Emmons, Paul" <PEMMONS@wcupa.edu>
RE: Jackson, Mississippi
  by "Storandt, Peter" <pstorandt@okcu.edu>
RE: Jackson, Mississippi
  by "Travis Evans" <tlevans@sbcglobal.net>
Little Rock, AR  WAS: RE: Jackson, Mississippi
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
TEMPLE THEATRE
  by <OMusic@aol.com>
Re: Jackson, Mississippi
  by <OMusic@aol.com>
Re: Christopher Howerter's Graduation Recital
  by <OMusic@aol.com>
Jackson, Mississssiiiipppppppiiiiiii
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
Ken Cowan in Little Rock, AR
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Jackson (NOT Johnny Cash's Jackson?)
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
blind organist-composers
  by "Robert Lind" <lindr@core.com>
 

(back) Subject: RE: A pittiful joke From: "Peter Rodwell" <iof@ctv.es> Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 11:11:35 +0100   Quoting _Glenda: > > That joke is also used with lawyers and choir members as the subject. >   The Pope takes lawyers with him when he's travelling?      
(back) Subject: Re: Jackson, Mississippi From: "James Grebe" <pianoman@accessus.net> Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 06:16:30 -0600   Tom, Weren't you friends with Jeff Seale? James James Grebe Piano-Forte Tuning & Repair Artisan of Wood WWW.JamesGrebe.com 1526 Raspberry Lane Arnold, MO 63010 pianoman@accessus.net ----- Original Message -----=20 From: Tom Hoehn=20 To: PipeChat=20 Sent: Tuesday, March 23, 2004 9:44 PM Subject: Re: Jackson, Mississippi     The organ is in the Temple Theatre in Jackson -- under the care of = Frank Evans of the South Mississippi Gold Coast Chapter of the ATOS. I = believe the building was a Masonic Temple or Shriners lodge or something = like that but is now used as a theatre/performing arts center. =20   I played the organ back in 2001 while on my honeymoon. We drove up = there and I played it for about 2 hours.   Tom Hoehn, Organist Roaring 20's Pizza & Pipes, Ellenton, FL (substitute - 4/42 Wurlitzer) First United Methodist Church, Clearwater, FL (4/9?- = Rodgers/Ruffati/Wicks) Manasota/OATOS/HiloBay/CIC-ATOS/VotS-ATOS/DTOS http://theatreorgans.com/tomhoehn=20 ----- Original Message -----=20 From: T.Desiree' Hines=20 To: PipeChat=20 Sent: Tuesday, March 23, 2004 10:33 PM Subject: Re: Jackson, Mississippi     A Theatre organ in Jackson?=20 Hmm...I m from Jackson and never heard it. But it does not mean its = not there.=20   Organs for you to see in Jackson. Well..there's not too much.=20 Northminster Baptist Church has a great Austin. It was my practice = organ Saint Andrews is undergoing renovations. I was intern there for a = semester.=20 St James Epis has a new Steiner Reck Galloway Memorial Methodist a 96 Cassavant   Thats about all that worth seeing         From Desiree'=20 T. Desiree' Hines Chicago, IL 60649 http://concertartist.info/bios/hines.html=20 Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Finance Tax Center - File online. File on time.    
(back) Subject: RE: A pittiful joke From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 06:23:02 -0600   Actually, it is possible to switch places and make Popes the butt of the joke, after one reads "Lives of the Popes" by McBrien. However, of course, I would never do that!   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com (who promises to cease and desist)     -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of Peter Rodwell   Quoting _Glenda: > > That joke is also used with lawyers and choir members as the subject. >   The Pope takes lawyers with him when he's travelling?          
(back) Subject: Re: A pittiful joke From: "MusicMan" <musicman@cottagemusic.co.uk> Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 13:40:02 -0000   In the meantime I'll just carry-on playing ... "They call me, Mr. = Pitiful."   Now tell me who recorded THAT !   Harry [MusicMan] Grove   PS, I've still forwarded it to friends.   -----Original Message----- From: Glenda <gksjd85@direcway.com> To: 'PipeChat' <pipechat@pipechat.org> Date: 24 March 2004 12:32 Subject: RE: A pittiful joke     Actually, it is possible to switch places and make Popes the butt of the joke, after one reads "Lives of the Popes" by McBrien. However, of course, I would never do that!   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com (who promises to cease and desist)     -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of Peter Rodwell   Quoting _Glenda: > > That joke is also used with lawyers and choir members as the subject. >   The Pope takes lawyers with him when he's travelling?         "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, Jackson Mississippi From: "Roy Redman" <rredman@imagin.net> Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 08:06:56 -0600   For those of you who expressed interest in the Tougaloo College organ, the stoplist is now accessible on our website www.Redmanpipeorgans.com   Roy Redman    
(back) Subject: Re: Jackson, Mississippi From: "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com> Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 09:39:03 -0800 (PST)   Roy Redman's instalation at Tougaloo College is a sight to behold. So much history at Tougaloo, its one of the country's oldest historically = Black Colleges. The chapel (correct me if im wrong Roy) was built by the = student body way back in the 1800's. Its located right between the Hinds and Madison County boarders in a tiny = township called...well...Tougaloo. Its basically still in Jackson., but = its own intity. Cross going north and you are in Ridgeland, where Jackson = areas affluent live. Tougaloo is affiliated with the UCC and Disciples = denominations. If you go down State street in Jackson, down to I think, Tougaloo road. = Theres a railroad track where you should turn left. There might be a = traffic light there. Go about a mile or two and on your right you will see = (if its still there) a white iron gate/arch that has "Tougaloo College"on = it. Ah nastalgia! Mama used to get my birthday cakes made at the Tougaloo = College kitchen. Mmmmmm MMM! My widowed sister's husband went to Tougaloo = as well. One of our long time neighbors daughters went there as well. She even = recalls an organ major when she was there. She says that they would love = to listen to him play Buxtehude. When I told her I was playing, she was = thrilled. So special to me for Roy Redman to have put a fabulous work in the chapel. = Certainly go see it!       From Desiree' T. Desiree' Hines Chicago, IL 60649 http://concertartist.info/bios/hines.html Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Finance Tax Center - File online. File on time.  
(back) Subject: Re: Jackson, Mississippi From: "Christopher Howerter" <OrgelspielerKMD@msn.com> Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 14:48:24 -0500   Dear Glenda,   Mr. Roberts' email address is = RobertsS@wcsu.edu<mailto:RobertsS@wcsu.edu>. He also has a private one, = though I'd rather you ask him for that. Hope this helps!   Sincerely, Christopher J. Howerter, SPC (who is very proud to have him as a = teacher!) Director of Music & Organist St. Paul's Lutheran Church Bethlehem, PA Cell: (610) 462-8017 Subject: Jackson, Mississippi From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com<about:blank>> Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2004 17:59:59 -0600   An organ enthusiast friend and I are traveling to Jackson, Little Rock and Monroe the week after Easter Sunday. We thought about stopping = off in Jackson Monday morning and seeing an organ or two on the way home. =     However, the Quimby at First Baptist won't be finished (although we'll probably get to see it on the way up), and the Cathedral is undergoing some renovations - something about digital stops and a new console.   Does anyone have any ideas about organs to see there and who to = contact? I thought about asking Stephen Roberts because he was originally from that area, but have misplaced his e-mail address.   Any help from ya'll would be appreciated.   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com<about:blank> (on my best behavior - I haven't beat anyone to a pulp all day, but = the homicidal ideation is killing me)  
(back) Subject: RE: Jackson, Mississippi From: "Tom Hoehn" <thoehn@theatreorgans.com> Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 15:18:39 -0500   James -   I don't think I've ever met Jeff.   Tom Hoehn, Organist Roaring 20's Pizza & Pipes, Ellenton, FL (substitute - 4/42 Wurlitzer) First United Methodist Church, Clearwater, FL (4/9?- = Rodgers/Ruffati/Wicks) Manasota/OATOS/HiloBay/CIC-ATOS/VotS-ATOS/DTOS http://theatreorgans.com/tomhoehn -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of James Grebe Sent: Wednesday, March 24, 2004 7:17 AM To: PipeChat Subject: Re: Jackson, Mississippi     Tom, Weren't you friends with Jeff Seale? James James Grebe Piano-Forte Tuning & Repair Artisan of Wood WWW.JamesGrebe.com 1526 Raspberry Lane Arnold, MO 63010 pianoman@accessus.net ----- Original Message ----- From: Tom Hoehn To: PipeChat Sent: Tuesday, March 23, 2004 9:44 PM Subject: Re: Jackson, Mississippi     The organ is in the Temple Theatre in Jackson -- under the care of = Frank Evans of the South Mississippi Gold Coast Chapter of the ATOS. I believe the building was a Masonic Temple or Shriners lodge or something like that but is now used as a theatre/performing arts center.   I played the organ back in 2001 while on my honeymoon. We drove up there and I played it for about 2 hours.   Tom Hoehn, Organist Roaring 20's Pizza & Pipes, Ellenton, FL (substitute - 4/42 Wurlitzer) First United Methodist Church, Clearwater, FL (4/9?- Rodgers/Ruffati/Wicks) Manasota/OATOS/HiloBay/CIC-ATOS/VotS-ATOS/DTOS http://theatreorgans.com/tomhoehn ----- Original Message ----- From: T.Desiree' Hines To: PipeChat Sent: Tuesday, March 23, 2004 10:33 PM Subject: Re: Jackson, Mississippi     A Theatre organ in Jackson? Hmm...I m from Jackson and never heard it. But it does not mean its not there.   Organs for you to see in Jackson. Well..there's not too much. Northminster Baptist Church has a great Austin. It was my practice organ Saint Andrews is undergoing renovations. I was intern there for a semester. St James Epis has a new Steiner Reck Galloway Memorial Methodist a 96 Cassavant   Thats about all that worth seeing         From Desiree' T. Desiree' Hines Chicago, IL 60649 http://concertartist.info/bios/hines.html Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Finance Tax Center - File online. File on time.    
(back) Subject: RE: Jackson, Mississippi From: "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com> Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 12:51:35 -0800 (PST)   Tom, are you on the Rodgers users site?       From Desiree' T. Desiree' Hines Chicago, IL 60649 http://concertartist.info/bios/hines.html Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Finance Tax Center - File online. File on time.  
(back) Subject: Re: Jackson, Mississippi From: "James Grebe" <pianoman@accessus.net> Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 15:30:37 -0600   He was and old friend of a fellow named Senton Granberry of Baton Rouge. = Jeff had a Robert Morton in a studio down there. Sorry James Grebe Piano-Forte Tuning & Repair Artisan of Wood WWW.JamesGrebe.com 1526 Raspberry Lane Arnold, MO 63010 pianoman@accessus.net ----- Original Message -----=20 From: Tom Hoehn=20 To: PipeChat=20 Sent: Wednesday, March 24, 2004 2:18 PM Subject: RE: Jackson, Mississippi     James -=20   I don't think I've ever met Jeff.   Tom Hoehn, Organist Roaring 20's Pizza & Pipes, Ellenton, FL (substitute - 4/42 Wurlitzer) First United Methodist Church, Clearwater, FL (4/9?- = Rodgers/Ruffati/Wicks) Manasota/OATOS/HiloBay/CIC-ATOS/VotS-ATOS/DTOS http://theatreorgans.com/tomhoehn=20 -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf = Of James Grebe Sent: Wednesday, March 24, 2004 7:17 AM To: PipeChat Subject: Re: Jackson, Mississippi     Tom, Weren't you friends with Jeff Seale? James James Grebe Piano-Forte Tuning & Repair Artisan of Wood WWW.JamesGrebe.com 1526 Raspberry Lane Arnold, MO 63010 pianoman@accessus.net ----- Original Message -----=20 From: Tom Hoehn=20 To: PipeChat=20 Sent: Tuesday, March 23, 2004 9:44 PM Subject: Re: Jackson, Mississippi     The organ is in the Temple Theatre in Jackson -- under the care of = Frank Evans of the South Mississippi Gold Coast Chapter of the ATOS. I = believe the building was a Masonic Temple or Shriners lodge or something = like that but is now used as a theatre/performing arts center. =20   I played the organ back in 2001 while on my honeymoon. We drove = up there and I played it for about 2 hours.   Tom Hoehn, Organist Roaring 20's Pizza & Pipes, Ellenton, FL (substitute - 4/42 = Wurlitzer) First United Methodist Church, Clearwater, FL (4/9?- = Rodgers/Ruffati/Wicks) Manasota/OATOS/HiloBay/CIC-ATOS/VotS-ATOS/DTOS http://theatreorgans.com/tomhoehn=20 ----- Original Message -----=20 From: T.Desiree' Hines=20 To: PipeChat=20 Sent: Tuesday, March 23, 2004 10:33 PM Subject: Re: Jackson, Mississippi     A Theatre organ in Jackson?=20 Hmm...I m from Jackson and never heard it. But it does not mean = its not there.=20   Organs for you to see in Jackson. Well..there's not too much.=20 Northminster Baptist Church has a great Austin. It was my = practice organ Saint Andrews is undergoing renovations. I was intern there for = a semester.=20 St James Epis has a new Steiner Reck Galloway Memorial Methodist a 96 Cassavant   Thats about all that worth seeing         From Desiree'=20 T. Desiree' Hines Chicago, IL 60649 http://concertartist.info/bios/hines.html=20 Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Finance Tax Center - File online. File on time.    
(back) Subject: RE: Jackson, Mississippi From: "Emmons, Paul" <PEMMONS@wcupa.edu> Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 17:44:20 -0500   Glenda, are you asking only about Jackson, or also about Little Rock and = Monroe?   I once played a recital once on the Sipe at Trinity Cathedral in Little = Rock. I remember it=20 as an impressive organ, four manuals if I recall correctly. This was in = the early 1970s, when tastes were baroque, and it would have leaned in that direction, although it is = basically an eclectic design with electro-pneumatic action. There's a horizontal trumpet at the west end. I remember the acoustics as = completely dead, but it was a nice sound nevertheless.   If the Ernest White Moller of 35-40 ranks at Christ Church, Little Rock = were still there, I'd advise you to stay away from it; but I believe = that it has been completely replaced, probably by something very = interesting, too.      
(back) Subject: RE: Jackson, Mississippi From: "Storandt, Peter" <pstorandt@okcu.edu> Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 16:47:41 -0600   The Nichols & Simpson at Christ Church today is an outstanding instrument and has been used in a number of recordings as well as the active recital series the church maintains.   Peter   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of Emmons, Paul Sent: Wednesday, March 24, 2004 4:44 PM To: PipeChat Subject: RE: Jackson, Mississippi   Glenda, are you asking only about Jackson, or also about Little Rock and Monroe?   I once played a recital once on the Sipe at Trinity Cathedral in Little Rock. I remember it=20 as an impressive organ, four manuals if I recall correctly. This was in the early 1970s, when tastes were baroque, and it would have leaned in that direction, although it is basically an eclectic design with electro-pneumatic action. There's a horizontal trumpet at the west end. I remember the acoustics as completely dead, but it was a nice sound nevertheless.   If the Ernest White Moller of 35-40 ranks at Christ Church, Little Rock were still there, I'd advise you to stay away from it; but I believe that it has been completely replaced, probably by something very interesting, too.     "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: Jackson, Mississippi From: "Travis Evans" <tlevans@sbcglobal.net> Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 14:48:01 -0800 (PST)     The Nichols & Simpson organ at Christ Episcopal Church in Little Rock, = Arkansas replaces a 1953 M=F6ller designed by Ernest White, incorporating = some of the M=F6ller pipework, though in a radically altered form. = Construction and voicing of the instrument was completed in April, 1990. = The tonal design of the organ was influenced by the great French organs = from the Romantic period, notably those of Cavaill=E9-Coll. The organ does = not pretend to be an exact copy of anything; rather, it is eclectic in = concept.     "Emmons, Paul" <PEMMONS@wcupa.edu> wrote: If the Ernest White Moller of 35-40 ranks at Christ Church, Little Rock = were still there, I'd advise you to stay away from it; but I believe that = it has been completely replaced, probably by something very interesting, = too.        
(back) Subject: Little Rock, AR WAS: RE: Jackson, Mississippi From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 16:59:08 -0600   At 5:44 PM -0500 03/24/04, Emmons, Paul wrote: >I once played a recital once on the Sipe at Trinity Cathedral in >Little Rock. I remember it >as an impressive organ, four manuals if I recall correctly.   The Sipe is long gone Trinity Cathedral now has a Muller of 82 some ranks.   >If the Ernest White Moller of 35-40 ranks at Christ Church, Little >Rock were still there, I'd advise you to stay away from it; but I >believe that it has been completely replaced, probably by something >very interesting, too.   Actually Glenda is coming up to hear Ken Cowan play at Christ Church. Tthe Ernest White Moller is LONG gone. It was replaced by a Nichols & Simpson in 1989 - 90 http://www.nicholsandsimpson.com/prod01.htm   David  
(back) Subject: TEMPLE THEATRE From: <OMusic@aol.com> Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 18:39:09 EST   Tom Hoehn wrote in about an organ he said was in Jackson, Mississippi. = That organ is actually in the Temple Theatre in Meridian, Mississippi which is about 50 miles east of Jackson. It is a 3-manual Robert Morton. Frank = Evans of Meridian is in charge of its care. The Temple Theatre is part of a = Masonic Temple, and is now used as a performing arts center.   D. Keith Morgan    
(back) Subject: Re: Jackson, Mississippi From: <OMusic@aol.com> Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 18:42:24 EST   I knew Senton Granberry and Jeff Seale. They lived in my hometown of = Laurel, Mississippi. Jeff has been decesased for several years, but he had a 3-manual theatre organ in his home that I saw and played in the early = 1950s. I don't know of Senton is still living.   D. Keith Morgan    
(back) Subject: Re: Christopher Howerter's Graduation Recital From: <OMusic@aol.com> Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 18:58:02 EST   Stephen Roberts and I are from the same hometosn, Laurel, Mississippi. He = is an old friend of mine, and when he was in high school, he once held keys = for me while I was tuning an organ in Laurel. I knew him while he was earning = a BM and MM in organ at the University of Oklahoma with Mildred Andrews.   As for his e-mail address, I can't find it, but someone else has already given that to you.   Some intersting organs to see in Jackson are:   First Baptist Church - 5-manual Quimby, which is currently being = installed. Galloway Memorial Methodist - 4-manual Casavant, which is about 4 years = old. Northminster Baptist - 3-manual Austin St. Andrews Cathedral - 3-manual Aeolian-Skinner, 1968 Alta Woods Baptist - 3-manual Schantz Broadmoor Baptist - 3-manual Reuter   While you are there, Glenda, call John Paul who is Organist/Choirmaster = at St. Andrews Cathedral. He can tell you whom to call.   D. Keith Morgan    
(back) Subject: Jackson, Mississssiiiipppppppiiiiiii From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 19:26:03 -0600   Thanks to all who responded. I did e-mail John Paul, but the organ at St. Andrews is undergoing restoration. I haven't heard back from him regarding other contacts.   I also did quick e-mails to organmaster (is it Robert Lee? Sounds right - it is, after all, the South) at St. James Episcopal, and to Frank Evans regarding the Temple Theatre. Haven't heard back yet.   I think I looked for a web site for Northminster Baptist, but didn't find one. Then I HAD to do some real work, so abandoned the project temporarily.   Chris, thanks for the e-mail address. But in my cleaning up I found one of my old e-mail address lists, and so I have Stephen's address now.   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com (who finally got her windshield replaced for the trip, and the Honda to be serviced tomorrow - no animals have been harmed yet, but the humans are still fair game)          
(back) Subject: Ken Cowan in Little Rock, AR From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 19:55:12 -0600   Since I mentioned Ken's concert in my previous email about the Christ Church organ I thought i should actually give everyone the information for the concert. Maybe some others from the list will be able to attend besides Glenda who is travelling from Florida. Actually I know a couple of other list members who are travelling to Little Rock for this concert but we would always enjoy seeing / meeting more of you.   David   ********************* The First Annual Robert Ellis Memorial Recital will be played by Ken Cowan at Christ Church, 509 Scott Street, Little Rock, AR on Friday evening, April 16th, 2004 beginning at 7:30 PM A reception will follow. The concert is sponsored by the Robert Ellis Trust, Christ Church, Nichols & Simpson Inc., Organbuilders and Richard Hixson, DDS.   Mr. Ellis, who passed away April 5,2003, was a graduate of North Texas State University where he studied with Helen Hewitt, the Curtis Institute of Music studying with Alexander McCurdy, and the University of Michigan where he studied with Robert Noehern. Previously he had studied with Dot Echols Orum and Dora Poteet Barclay. He was Associate Professor of Music at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, AR, where he taught for 35 years until his retirement in 1987. Among his students at Henderson were winners of four Fulbright scholarships and three participants in American Guild of Organists Student Competitions including two national winners. Mr. Ellis also served as a visiting lecturer/teacher at Westminster Choir College, University of Michigan, University of Oklahoma and North Texas State University.   Mr. Cowan is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Organ at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ, and is the Associate Organist and Artist-in-Residence at Saint Bartholomew's Church, New York City. **********************  
(back) Subject: Jackson (NOT Johnny Cash's Jackson?) From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 19:58:37 -0600   Thanks, Paul. But I think our dance card for Little Rock and Monroe may be already full - it is thankfully in the hands of those more capable than I.   Robert Lee graciously offered to show us the Steiner Reck (Rick mistakenly called it "a wrecked Steinway", but he's a cop, not an organist) at St. James, Jackson. I'm awaiting replies from others.   I've heard of Tougaloo, but never knew where it was! The name is almost mythical, like Kalamazoo, Two Egg, Chattahoochee, Poughkeepsie, Kokomo, etc.   Oh, and you'll never believe it. I got 4 Sunday gigs, three in a row (the next three Sundays). It's frightening, particularly for those congregations. And my ax-murderer mystery date from a few years ago when I actually played recitals showed up out of the blue today - what phase is the moon in?   Cheers,   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com            
(back) Subject: blind organist-composers From: "Robert Lind" <lindr@core.com> Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 20:53:02 -0600   Some day I hope to play a recital or two devoted exclusively to blind organists who composed for the organ. I can well imagine that many people have done this, and the laundry list of the better-known composers is qui= te remarkable and long. Always going off the beaten track, I should like to = ask list members for suggestions of fine pieces from lesser-known composers. I'll start the ball rolling with three people I've recently discovered:   Jos=E9phine Boulay (1869-1925) wrote an exquisite Andante, which I have i= n an album entitled "Vingt Pi=E8ces Modernes pour Orgue," published by Durand,= =A9 1909. This, of course, would be a prime candidate for an all-women-organ-composer recital, which I also want to play before too lo= ng.   Paul Barras, Belgian, b. 1925, has written a number of fine things that h= ave been published by Bayard-Nizet, and I think PIPORG-L list member L=E9on Kerremens has edited all or most of these. (If I could read French fluent= ly, I'd know what role he has played in bringing these to the public.) Barras= 's "Le Carillon de Mehaigne" is a wonderful piece that I had hoped to play a= s a prelude or postlude for Easter Day, but I don't think I'll have enough ti= me to learn it, alas. Wonderful piece.   And something I bought recently but only got around to looking at last evening (and have decided to do the fugue this coming Sunday for a postlude): Prelude en Fuga in d moll by the Dutch organist Eelke Mobach (1836-98), Harmonia-Uitgave H.U. 3563, =A9 1983. This is 14 pages long, s= o I decided on the fugue (8 pp.), even though I'll have to play the beginning louder than I should like it to be. Pathos in the best sense of the word pervades the first few pages of the fugue, and then more and more drama i= s introduced as ideas from the prelude come back into play. Definitely a keeper.   Please tell the list and me about a favorite (or more) of yours in this genre.   Thanks, Robert Lind