PipeChat Digest #4391 - Sunday, March 28, 2004
 
Dupre "Entree-Canzona-Sortie"
  by "Mike Gettelman" <mike3247@earthlink.net>
Music & deafness
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: Blind Organists/Composers
  by <OMusic@aol.com>
Eisenach
  by "dballesteros" <dballesteros@uol.com.br>
Re: Eisenach
  by "bgsx" <bgsx52@sympatico.ca>
Pipe Mitering
  by "SCOTT BILOT" <pinwiz@prodigy.net>
Re: Blind Organists/Composers
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: Blind Organists/Composers
  by "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net>
Re: Pipe Mitering
  by <Tspiggle@aol.com>
Buffalo's Houses of Worship (OHS Preview??)
  by <Gardum@aol.com>
Re: Pipe Mitering
  by "Jim McFarland" <mcfarland6@juno.com>
Mark Thallander~~
  by "Charlie Lester" <crlester@137.com>
 

(back) Subject: Dupre "Entree-Canzona-Sortie" From: "Mike Gettelman" <mike3247@earthlink.net> Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2004 06:56:53 -0500   Greetings to All, The recent mention of this work stirred the spider webs of my memory and after a little research of my CD collection. I discovered that Felix Hell has actually recorded all 3 movements of this Dupre piece on 2 of his CDs. "Organ Giants" was recorded at the Basilica Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in 1997, and "Felix Hell in Concert" records him on the same instrument in a live concert on 11/17/2002 very close to his 17th birthday. It is interesting to compare the 2 performances of the same work separated by a goodly chunk of Felix's entire recital career. Both CDs are available either through the Felix hell website http://www.felix-hell.com/ or through the OHS catalog http://www.ohscatalog.org/   Cheers Mike Gettelman    
(back) Subject: Music & deafness From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2004 04:34:57 -0800 (PST)   Hello,   Just a brief correction concerning my piece about deaf musicians.   Paul Whittaker, who established "Music and the Deaf" is not a holder of the FRCO, as I suggested, but of the ARCO.   The organisation which he set up has a web site with the following URL for anyone who may be interested.   http://www.matd.org.uk/library.html   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK       __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Finance Tax Center - File online. File on time. http://taxes.yahoo.com/filing.html  
(back) Subject: Re: Blind Organists/Composers From: <OMusic@aol.com> Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2004 08:56:29 EST   When I was taking organ lessons in College, Walcha was "king" of Bach interpretations, particularly imbellishments. Compared to later "experts" = his recordings are much slower, particularly the Chorale Preludes in The = Liturgical Year. When I have a question about any of these chorales, I go back to my =   recordings of Walcha. Lee    
(back) Subject: Eisenach From: "dballesteros" <dballesteros@uol.com.br> Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2004 13:15:15 -0300   Hi, List.   Please, have someone the organ specification of Crhistoph Bach (Bach's uncle) for the new organ in Eisenach (build by Stertzing about 1696-1707)?   I thank very much. Domitila   --- Acabe com aquelas janelinhas que pulam na sua tela. AntiPop-up UOL - =C9 gr=E1tis! http://antipopup.uol.com.br    
(back) Subject: Re: Eisenach From: "bgsx" <bgsx52@sympatico.ca> Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2004 16:38:20 -0500     This is the stoplist of the Woehl organ Thomaskirche in Leipzig which supposedly "replicates the one that Bach knew as a youngster in his hometown of Eisenach where his uncle was the City Organist"   http://infopuq.uquebec.ca/~uss1010/orgues/allemagne/leipzigtk.html   http://infopuq.uquebec.ca/~uss1010/orgues/allemagne/leipzigtk.html#Liste2   ---   I do not have a link to documentation for the actual Eisenach organ. Further information might be available from Lynn Edwards.   http://www.americanbachsociety.org/Meetings/HoustonAbstracts.htm   "Memoranda written by Johann Christoph Bach now located in the church archives in Eisenach detail how the project evolved from a modest rebuild of the existing Renaissance instrument into a completely new, large organ representing the newest ideas in organ building."   ---   > Please, have someone the organ specification of Crhistoph > Bach (Bach's uncle) for the new organ in Eisenach (build by > Stertzing about 1696-1707)?      
(back) Subject: Pipe Mitering From: "SCOTT BILOT" <pinwiz@prodigy.net> Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2004 13:49:51 -0800 (PST)   Hello. My name is Scott Bilot, and I am new to this chat list. I own a 4 rank = Wangerin organ, and will be adding to it in the near future. I have = purchased additional Wangerin pipework that will be added. One of the = ranks is a very nice 40 scale Diapason. I need to get the first 7 notes = mitered to fit under my basement cieling. I have asked a local pipe = builder here if they would do the job, and they told me that they did not = have equipment capable of handling pipes that were that big of scale. I = have mitered and soldered pipes before, but they were mostly Strings and = smaller scale stuff. I have limited shop equipment, and my 10" table saw = will not be able to do the job this time. Does anyone out there have any = ideas? Scott    
(back) Subject: Re: Blind Organists/Composers From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2004 14:02:33 -0800 (PST)   Hello,   Helmut Walcha was indeed a fine Bach performer/interpreter.   Grey matter stirs uncertainly here, but didn't he record all of the Bach works for the Deutsche Gramophone Archive series, using historic instruments such as Alkmaar?   The only recording I had was a magnificent and stately performance of the B minor P & F, which inspired me enormously as a fifteen year old.   Certainly, I can think of no greater performers of Bach from the mid 1960's, though Gustav Leonhardt and E Power Biggs were impressive enough, to be eventually overshadowed IMHO by Michel Chapuis in the 1970's.   I have also heard it stated that, in his later years, Walcha lost interest and became quite a pedestrian performer.   What is the truth, does anyone know?   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK               __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Finance Tax Center - File online. File on time. http://taxes.yahoo.com/filing.html  
(back) Subject: Re: Blind Organists/Composers From: "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net> Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2004 17:19:53 -0500   Hi Colin and List,   What little I do know is that he actually recorded the complete Bach = twice, both times for Archiv, the first in Mono, and the second in Stereo. I am = not sure if the second recording happened in order to satisfy the availability of the new technology, or whether it was driven by new thoughts about interpretation on Walcha's part.   I once inquired of someone who was likely to know why Walcha would not = come to America to play. The answer I was given was that his blindness was thought to have had something to do with a smallpox vacination he had when young, and there was great fear that if he had another to be allowed into the U.S. at that time, there might be an even more horrible reaction.   Sad, that.   Malcolm   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Saturday, March 27, 2004 5:02 PM Subject: Re: Blind Organists/Composers     > Hello, > > Helmut Walcha was indeed a fine Bach > performer/interpreter. > > Grey matter stirs uncertainly here, but didn't he > record all of the Bach works for the Deutsche > Gramophone > Archive series, using historic instruments such as > Alkmaar? > > The only recording I had was a magnificent and stately > performance of the B minor P & F, which inspired me > enormously as a fifteen year old. > > Certainly, I can think of no greater performers of > Bach from the mid 1960's, though Gustav Leonhardt and > E Power Biggs were impressive enough, to be eventually > overshadowed IMHO by Michel Chapuis in the 1970's. > > I have also heard it stated that, in his later years, > Walcha lost interest and became quite a pedestrian > performer. > > What is the truth, does anyone know? > > Regards, > > Colin Mitchell UK > > > > > > > > __________________________________ > Do you Yahoo!? > Yahoo! Finance Tax Center - File online. File on time. > http://taxes.yahoo.com/filing.html > "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: Pipe Mitering From: <Tspiggle@aol.com> Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2004 17:19:46 EST   Scott   Tube them off the chest. Mount them horizontally.   Tom    
(back) Subject: Buffalo's Houses of Worship (OHS Preview??) From: <Gardum@aol.com> Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2004 18:10:27 EST   PBS television presents a documentary, Buffalo's Houses of Worship. The listing reads: " A grand exploration of 12 sacred landmarks, = featuring the tallest openwork spire ever built completely of stone, the church that =   housed one of the first men and boys choir in the U.S., and an ornately = decorated church built using medieval methods and tools." I'm sure OHS will be using some of these venues for the July convention.   Check your local PBS station for listing. In Chicago: Thursday, April 8, 8 p.m., WYCC-TV20.   Gene Mudra    
(back) Subject: Re: Pipe Mitering From: "Jim McFarland" <mcfarland6@juno.com> Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2004 20:32:24 -0500   Scott:   You could haskell them. If you wish instructions, write me privately.   Jim       On Sat, 27 Mar 2004 13:49:51 -0800 (PST) SCOTT BILOT <pinwiz@prodigy.net> writes: Hello.   My name is Scott Bilot, and I am new to this chat list. I own a 4 rank Wangerin organ, and will be adding to it in the near future. I have purchased additional Wangerin pipework that will be added. One of the ranks is a very nice 40 scale Diapason. I need to get the first 7 notes mitered to fit under my basement cieling. I have asked a local pipe builder here if they would do the job, and they told me that they did not have equipment capable of handling pipes that were that big of scale. I have mitered and soldered pipes before, but they were mostly Strings and smaller scale stuff. I have limited shop equipment, and my 10" table saw will not be able to do the job this time. Does anyone out there have any ideas?   Scott  
(back) Subject: Mark Thallander~~ From: "Charlie Lester" <crlester@137.com> Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2004 19:54:55 -0800   Thanks, Ken, for the reminder about Mark Thallander.   I had just seen Mark at a recital in Los Angeles, just a very short time before his accident. He was - as usual - most cordial and engaging. Truly one of the nicest and most gracious organists I know.   We first met way back in the early 1980s when the Crystal Cathedral's new sanctuary was just finished and the temporary Rodgers was being used. One day, I took a "civilian" with me to see the then-largest electronic organ on the planet! Mark was our host and was very hospitable to us both.   I was deeply shocked and saddened to hear of his tragic accident, but equally moved and inspired by his fiercely determined spirit. "What a witness!"   ~ C