PipeChat Digest #4481 - Tuesday, May 4, 2004
 
Re: Organ Artists Series of Pittsburgh
  by "Walter Greenwood" <walterg@nauticom.net>
Re: Ya know...im just happy
  by "Walter Greenwood" <walterg@nauticom.net>
Re: Good Shepherd Sunday in a teeny-tiny hamlet
  by <DERREINETOR@aol.com>
Thanks for Pipedreams!
  by <DarrylbytheSea@aol.com>
Re: Thanks for Pipedreams!
  by <Gfc234@aol.com>
Re: Thanks for Pipedreams!
  by "Scott Montgomery" <montre1978@yahoo.com>
Re: Gottfried help
  by <Seedlac@aol.com>
Buffalo's Houses of Worship on DVD and VHS
  by "William T. Van Pelt" <bill@organsociety.org>
Re: Thanks for Pipedreams!
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: Thanks for Pipedreams!
  by "Roy Redman" <rredman@imagin.net>
Re: Thanks for Pipedreams!
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Organ Artists Series of Pittsburgh From: "Walter Greenwood" <walterg@nauticom.net> Date: Mon, 03 May 2004 08:41:47 -0400   Let me add that Glenn Rudolph's piece was a triumph. I asked him during = the intermission how soon it will hit the stands. He plans to submit it to the publisher this = week. The prelude and postlude are based on themes from the anthem, and it will work splendidly = in a church service as well as a concert setting. Watch for it in a year or so. I loved = listening to the Durufle, but it brought back old memories of some very painful practice sessions. Ouch! = Hat's off to Richard Elliott - a consummate artist. And the wonderful Heinz Chapel = Aeolian-Skinner/Moller/Reuter always makes me glad people eat so much ketchup.   -WG     > "Stan Yoder" <vze2myh5@verizon.net> wrote: > > The OAS celebrated its 25th season (4 concerts/season: 2 Fall, 2 Spring) = with a gala concert at > Heinz Chapel, Pitt campus (III/73 Reuter, 1994). Rick Elliott of SLC = Tabernacle was the organ > artist, but it was very much "Organ-plus," with the Bach Choir of Pgh = (Brady Allred, departing > director, already at UUtah, SLC.) The program: > > Britten, Festival TeDeum and Rejoice in the Lamb > > Warlock, Capriol Suite (arr. Elliott) > > Glenn L. Rudolph (local composer, work commissioned for this event): > Organ prelude on 'Angeli' > Anthem, "Lord God, to thee we all give praise" > text by Philip Melanchthon, Luther's colleague > Organ Postlude on 'Melanchthon' > > Carlyle Sharpe, Laudate Nomen (ch. & org.) > > Karg-Elert, Fugue, Canzona, and Epilogue (org, vln, women's cho.) > > Longhurst, Cantilena > > Durufle, Toccata (fr. Suite, op.5) > > It was a great afternoon. Rick played wonderfully well. He was the 105th = organist to appear in the > 25 years of the Series. > > Stan Yoder > Pittsburgh      
(back) Subject: Re: Ya know...im just happy From: "Walter Greenwood" <walterg@nauticom.net> Date: Mon, 03 May 2004 08:49:53 -0400   Alicia,   Congregations differ, dont' they? My machine can peel paint with the swells open to 80%, and my people ask me to play louder! I am, indeed, happy to be here in the UMC. Having said that, sometimes it is not the congregation as a whole, but just a few vociferous unsatisfied members. What does your silent majority think?   - WG     > "Alicia Zeilenga" <azeilenga@theatreorgans.com> > > ?????? At most Catholic churches it's "Can you turn that thing down? = Or, > can't (s)he play quieter?" I've heard people say they wished they = hadn't > donated to my home parish's organ fund because "she (not me) plays too > loud", but seldom, when the music was louder than usual, "Wasn't the > organ wonderful today?" > > Alicia      
(back) Subject: Re: Good Shepherd Sunday in a teeny-tiny hamlet From: <DERREINETOR@aol.com> Date: Mon, 3 May 2004 12:31:32 EDT   Glenda,   Lovely choices. As for being harangued by a predecessor, I've had that experience. Mine, however, went on and on--a former organist and choir = director--a husband and wife team--who remained in the parish after their = "retirement". It was constant hell--nothing I could do was right. Their modus operandi was = to run off the new musician and act as "interim" until a new "victim" could = be hired. In the immortal words of a former US President, "I feel your pain". Pax, Bill H.    
(back) Subject: Thanks for Pipedreams! From: <DarrylbytheSea@aol.com> Date: Mon, 03 May 2004 12:31:21 -0400   Hi, Y'all!   This note is just a quick thank you to Michael and his staff for the = wonderful, wonderful program we can enjoy each week OR each day OR many = times a day.   This is not intended to whine and moan that many of us no longer have = Pipedreams on our local PBS station, but just to rejoice in the fact that = we can hear it more often via the 'net. One of my favorite things to do is = to sit down at the computer, go to my list of favorite archived Pipedreams = broadcasts, put on my headphones, and spend the next 90 minutes reading = and learning about the artists and organs to which I'm listening, and then = take care of some daily business like writing e-mails, etc. It's a great = way to spend some time with the "King."   If you've not become close friends with the archived broadcasts of = Pipedreams, you're missing out on some really, really, really great stuff!   Michael, we are in your debt!   Yours,   Darryl by the Sea Nashville, TN  
(back) Subject: Re: Thanks for Pipedreams! From: <Gfc234@aol.com> Date: Mon, 3 May 2004 12:53:15 EDT   In a message dated 5/3/2004 11:33:47 AM Central Daylight Time, DarrylbytheSea@aol.com writes: Hi, Y'all!   This note is just a quick thank you to Michael and his staff for the wonderful, wonderful program we can enjoy each week OR each day OR many = times a day.   This is not intended to whine and moan that many of us no longer have Pipedreams on our local PBS station, but just to rejoice in the fact that = we can hear it more often via the 'net. One of my favorite things to do is to sit down = at the computer, go to my list of favorite archived Pipedreams broadcasts, = put on my headphones, and spend the next 90 minutes reading and learning about = the artists and organs to which I'm listening, and then take care of some = daily business like writing e-mails, etc. It's a great way to spend some time = with the "King."   If you've not become close friends with the archived broadcasts of Pipedreams, you're missing out on some really, really, really great stuff!   Michael, we are in your debt!   Yours,   Darryl by the Sea I do the same thing! So allow me to "second" your note of thanks! Most appreciative, gfc               Gregory Ceurvorst M.M. Organ Performance Student Northwestern University Director of Music and Organist St. Peter's U.C.C. Frankfort, IL 847.332.2788 home 708.243.2549 mobile gfc234@aol.com    
(back) Subject: Re: Thanks for Pipedreams! From: "Scott Montgomery" <montre1978@yahoo.com> Date: Mon, 3 May 2004 11:53:13 -0700 (PDT)   As do I. Ive been listening to pipedreams since i was 10. It helped me = hear all the music of the organ even though I was living in a very small = town as I grew up. Mickael knows how much a appreciate him and his work   Gfc234@aol.com wrote:In a message dated 5/3/2004 11:33:47 AM Central = Daylight Time, DarrylbytheSea@aol.com writes: Hi, Y'all!   This note is just a quick thank you to Michael and his staff for the = wonderful, wonderful program we can enjoy each week OR each day OR many = times a day.   This is not intended to whine and moan that many of us no longer have = Pipedreams on our local PBS station, but just to rejoice in the fact that = we can hear it more often via the 'net. One of my favorite things to do is = to sit down at the computer, go to my list of favorite archived Pipedreams = broadcasts, put on my headphones, and spend the next 90 minutes reading = and learning about the artists and organs to which I'm listening, and then = take care of some daily business like writing e-mails, etc. It's a great = way to spend some time with the "King."   If you've not become close friends with the archived broadcasts of = Pipedreams, you're missing out on some really, really, really great stuff!   Michael, we are in your debt!   Yours,   Darryl by the Sea I do the same thing! So allow me to "second" your note of thanks! Most appreciative, gfc   Gregory Ceurvorst M.M. Organ Performance Student Northwestern University Director of Music and Organist St. Peter's U.C.C. Frankfort, IL 847.332.2788 home 708.243.2549 mobile gfc234@aol.com     --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? Win a $20,000 Career Makeover at Yahoo! HotJobs  
(back) Subject: Re: Gottfried help From: <Seedlac@aol.com> Date: Mon, 3 May 2004 15:52:14 EDT   Alan: Thanks again Due to the cramped installation I fear no removal of much = will be possible. I will try to tighten toebaord screws or the screws holding = the stringer to the toeboard, and will drop a bottomboard to investigate the condition of the lever arm, other than that it will have to be a pulled = pipe. The scope of the job does not allow for major repair.  
(back) Subject: Buffalo's Houses of Worship on DVD and VHS From: "William T. Van Pelt" <bill@organsociety.org> Date: Mon, 3 May 2004 16:56:10 -0400   "Buffalo's Houses of Worship" is an excellent TV documentary which has be= en seen on PBS stations nationally at the option of each local station. The documentary is now available on DVD or on VHS videotape from OHS at the beginning of the opening page at http://www.ohscatalog.org   The documentary was introduced nationally in April 2004 and describes 16 churches in Buffalo, New York, with fine photography, discussions of outstanding architecture, LaFarge, Tiffany, and other glass, and several organ demonstrations: St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral (Hope-Jones/Schlicke= r & Choir of Men & Boys); St. Joseph's Cathedral (1876 E. & G. G. Hook & Hastings 4m, built for the U. S. Centennial Exhibition, Philadelphia); St. Stanislaus; St. Louis; Trinity Episcopal; First Presbyterian, Unitarian Universalist, Holy Trinity Lutheran (M=F6ller/Kegg 152 ranks), St. Gerard= 's, Blessed Trinity RC, Our Lady of Victory Basilica, Temple Beth Zion, and a few more which have been preserved through adaptive reuse.   Not seen on the broadcast version of the program is an extended, bonus demonstration of the 1876 E. & G. G. Hook & Hastings organ at St. Joseph'= s Cathedral. The organ is cited by OHS as an "instrument of exceptional historic and musical merit, worthy of preservation." It is a fascinating organ, and among the very loudest 19th century organs anywhere, a consequence of its having been built and scaled for a space that was 40 times larger than the cathedral (itself a rather large space) where the organ was moved just after the 1876 exhibition.    
(back) Subject: Re: Thanks for Pipedreams! From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Mon, 3 May 2004 15:24:10 -0700 (PDT)   Hello,   The BBC used to have wonderful organ recitals on Radio 3, until the ghastly Greg Dyke became Director General, and we followed the path of popular appeal.   Now, if we're lucky, we get the odd slot in the middle of the night, and a weekly mish-mash of organ related stuff on "The Organist Entertains."   Pipedreams IS a truly wonderful jewel of a programme, and I often listen to it and dig around the archives, and my words, what a wonderfully rich treasury of sounds it is.   So, from a very long way away, I would also express my gratitude to the staff at Pipedreams.   Regards, Colin Mitchell UK   --- DarrylbytheSea@aol.com wrote:   > > This note is just a quick thank you to Michael and > his staff   > If you've not become close friends with the archived > broadcasts of Pipedreams, you're missing out on some > really, really, really great stuff!       __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Win a $20,000 Career Makeover at Yahoo! HotJobs http://hotjobs.sweepstakes.yahoo.com/careermakeover  
(back) Subject: Re: Thanks for Pipedreams! From: "Roy Redman" <rredman@imagin.net> Date: Mon, 3 May 2004 19:06:24 -0500   Thanks to all for your words of appreciation. I would hope that someone would take note of the sponsors which include us as members of the Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America. Let me assure you that it is = not inexpensive for us to support this program so that you may enjoy it. Roy Redman ----- Original Message ----- From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Monday, May 03, 2004 5:24 PM Subject: Re: Thanks for Pipedreams!     > Hello, > > The BBC used to have wonderful organ recitals on Radio > 3, until the ghastly Greg Dyke became Director > General, and we followed the path of popular appeal. > > Now, if we're lucky, we get the odd slot in the middle > of the night, and a weekly mish-mash of organ related > stuff on "The Organist Entertains." > > Pipedreams IS a truly wonderful jewel of a programme, > and I often listen to it and dig around the archives, > and my words, what a wonderfully rich treasury of > sounds it is. > > So, from a very long way away, I would also express my > gratitude to the staff at Pipedreams. > > Regards, > Colin Mitchell UK > > --- DarrylbytheSea@aol.com wrote: > > > > > This note is just a quick thank you to Michael and > > his staff > > > If you've not become close friends with the archived > > broadcasts of Pipedreams, you're missing out on some > > really, really, really great stuff! > > > > > > __________________________________ > Do you Yahoo!? > Win a $20,000 Career Makeover at Yahoo! HotJobs > http://hotjobs.sweepstakes.yahoo.com/careermakeover > "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: Thanks for Pipedreams! From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 03 May 2004 20:14:21 -0400   On 5/3/04 8:06 PM, "Roy Redman" <rredman@imagin.net> wrote:   > I would hope that someone would take note of the sponsors which include = us as > members of the Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America. Let me assure = you > that it is not inexpensive for us to support this program so that you = may > enjoy it.   A VERY appropriate addendum to the original message(s). Thank you. And THANK you!   Alan