PipeChat Digest #4486 - Thursday, May 6, 2004
 
Manhattan
  by "David Baker" <dbaker@lawyers.com>
L. Cameron Johnson Memorial Competition 2004
  by "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net>
RE: Ocean Grove organ
  by "rnewman" <rnewman@shop.rutgers.edu>
Re: Manhattan
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Ocean Grove organ
  by "M Fox" <ophicleide16@direcway.com>
Re: Ocean Grove organ
  by <Oboe32@aol.com>
Patricia Bird
  by "SHOWSTAGER" <showstager@hotmail.com>
Re: Patricia Bird
  by <Cpmnhartus@aol.com>
Pentecost Gospel for Three Deacons - RCL text
  by <quilisma@cox.net>
Re: Ocean Grove organ
  by "James Grebe" <pianoman@accessus.net>
Aeolian-Skinner King of Instruments Record Series
  by "mack02445" <mack02445@comcast.net>
Sheet music needed...
  by "Russ Greene" <rggreene2@shaw.ca>
Time for me to expand
  by "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com>
Re: Time for me to expand
  by <quilisma@cox.net>
Re: Time for me to expand
  by "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com>
Re: Time for me to expand
  by <quilisma@cox.net>
Re: Time for me to expand
  by "Scott Montgomery" <montre1978@yahoo.com>
Re: Time for me to expand
  by <quilisma@cox.net>
Re: Time for me to expand
  by <quilisma@cox.net>
A rounf table discussion on comeradery
  by "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com>
 

(back) Subject: Manhattan From: "David Baker" <dbaker@lawyers.com> Date: Thu, 6 May 2004 09:24:44 -0400   The R.C. church on 42nd Street, NYC, across from the Port Authority Bus Terminal, is Holy Cross. A lovely church with a good acoustic and a Harrison Skinner in the rear gallery. I played there briefly in the late 1970's, and then did a few funerals from time to time. The last I heard, the console had been "updated" in a rather unfortunate manner with poor quality materials. David Baker    
(back) Subject: L. Cameron Johnson Memorial Competition 2004 From: "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 6 May 2004 09:36:25 -0400   L. Cameron Johnson Competition 2004   Last Saturday, Mayday, at the Congregational Church of Storrs, = Connecticut, right within the campus of The University of Connecticut, the Eleventh Annual L. Cameron Johnson Memorial Organ Competition for High School Students cheered my day more than I can say. Two terrific young people, clearly dedicated to the instrument we love, and displaying in their performances the result of many hours, weeks, months, and indeed, years of effective practice, each presented a program of three works. Each played a Bach Prelude and Fugue, a modern work, and a French work.   Louis Cameron Johnson (1938-1992), Organist at this church from 1971-1989, played a very important role in the church's commissioning of the Fisk Organ. He was a student of David Craighead at Eastman. Much beloved by = this congregation and by the Organ community in this part of Connecticut, after his death, this Organ playing competition was created by the Northeastern Connecticut Chapter of the AGO in his memory.   Angela Salcedo, a one-time Organist at the church, and Lecturer in Music = at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, is organizer of this annual competition. There were three judges, all well-known Organists and church musicians in the region: Larry Allen, just closing a long and = distinguished career teaching at Hartt College of Music in Hartford, Gary Jaskulski, Organist of Trinity Church, Tariffville, and on the faculty of an = Episcopal school in Rhode Island, and John Anthony, on the music faculty of Connecticut College, New London, and Director of Music at St. John's = Church in Niantic. The Organ is in the balcony, and with the judges seated in the nave, facing east, the performers were effectively screened from the = judges' view. They did not dare turn around, with us watching behind them! Matthew Provost, present Organist of the church, was with us the entire time, prepared to be helpful as needed.   I quite liked the Organ, Opus 81 of C. B. Fisk, Inc. There is a picture of it on the church's website at www.storrscongchurch.org/mujsic/fisk.htm = and you will find there a link to the Fisk website at the point where the stoplist of this instrument is shown. Amanda Mole, a student of Patricia Snyder, was chosen to play first, and began with the Bach Toccata and Fugue in D Minor. Then, the ravishing = "There is a Spirit that delights to do no evil," from Ned Rorem's "A Quaker Reader." She finished her program with the Toccata of Eug=E9ne Gigout.   Christopher Howerter was up next, and began his program with the Bach Fantasy and Fugue in C Minor (BWV 537). Then, the Franck Prelude, Fugue = and Variation. To finish, from the Suite Breve of Langlais, the Dialogue for Mixtures. Chris has been studying with Stephen Roberts of Western Connecticut State University since last September.   The performances of both Amanda and Chris added up to a really fine = concert for those of us who had come to cheer them on.   After the music, we were all shuttled off into the church's library while the judges' deliberations were going on. Because the judges not only = decide who wins first prize, and who the second, but also provide each competitor with detailed notes on their performances, with suggestions about how they might improve, our comfortable and amiable wait lasted for a fair while. Both Amanda and Chris were quite clear about their great interest in = having those judges' notes. The competition committee had provided very nice refreshments for those of us waiting, including Angela Salcedo's homemade Brownies! You can be sure that I plan to return for next year's = competition! Eventually, the judges joined us, and it was announced that first prize = was awarded to Chris Howerter, and second to Amanda Mole. Let it be known that both were winners, learning invaluable lessons from preparing music for public performance, and it was abundantly clear that both Amanda and Chris had indeed meticulously prepared. Congratulations to them both, and all manner of good vibes go out also to the three sponsors of the event: Foley-Baker Organ Company, Storrs Congregational Church, and the Northeastern Connecticut Chapter of the AGO.   Malcolm Wechsler www.mander-organs.com      
(back) Subject: RE: Ocean Grove organ From: "rnewman" <rnewman@shop.rutgers.edu> Date: Thu, 6 May 2004 10:08:46 -0400   Thanks Pete. I actually have the current spec. I'm trying to find the 1908 spec from when the organ was originally installed.   -Randy    
(back) Subject: Re: Manhattan From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 06 May 2004 12:18:10 -0400   On 5/6/04 9:24 AM, "David Baker" <dbaker@lawyers.com> wrote:   > The R.C. church on 42nd Street, NYC, across from the Port Authority Bus > Terminal, is Holy Cross. A lovely church with a good acoustic and a > Harrison Skinner in the rear gallery. I played there briefly in the > late 1970's, and then did a few funerals from time to time. The last I > heard, the console had been "updated" in a rather unfortunate manner > with poor quality materials. David Baker   Thank you, David. I always call the RC cathedral in Chicago by the wrong name, too. Two of my favorite parish names: short, punchy, easy to remember--but easy to confuse, too.   I've been in the church to which you refer a few times, and you're right; can't comment on the organ. Our pastor of the 1980s-90s was good pals of the pastor there, and was always welcomed to commune when they'd do the occasional wedding together. We do get a fair number of their weddings = that don't measure up to RC rules (of which I'm not proud), but the pastor at Holy Cross seems to "understand" those situations.   I heard that they had a bit of a scandal there a couple years ago, but it was rather minor, and apparently involved only a visiting priest from another country. (Or something like that.)   Alan    
(back) Subject: Re: Ocean Grove organ From: "M Fox" <ophicleide16@direcway.com> Date: Thu, 06 May 2004 09:49:41 -0700   Cant' find a stoplist (I thought it might be in Vol III of the = Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ, but it isn't), but I can say that it had 14 ranks (according to Hope-Jones's 1910 lecture-demonstration at Ocean = Grove), including a Diaphone, a Tuba, and a Tromba. A far cry from today's 165, = but apparently it made plenty of noise nonetheless.   MAF   ----- Original Message ----- From: "rnewman" <rnewman@shop.rutgers.edu> To: <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2004 8:38 PM Subject: Ocean Grove organ     > > Hi list, > > Does anyone out there in internet land have a copy of the spec for the > original Hope Jones organ at the Ocean Grove Auditorium they could > email me? Many thanks. > > -Randy > > "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: Ocean Grove organ From: <Oboe32@aol.com> Date: Thu, 6 May 2004 12:56:13 EDT   Hey All,   Almost done with exams here... then back to teaching. At = any rate, I hope some of you will be able to come out to the Jersey Shore to = hear Ocean Grove this summer. I really can not say enough about it. A great = recital series occurs each year from June through early September. The Organ = series is July and August, with recitals on Wednesdays at 7:30pm and Saturdays at = 12 Noon. The organ is amazing in that it can be heard within a two block = radius of the hall, as it is all open-air. At this stage in the game, Gordon Turk = and John Shaw are continuing to add, but very carefully. The main idea is = tonal refinement, as many additions were made without tonal regulation of the = complete division to produce a truly cohesive whole. The organ is in excellent condition. The current standing is roughly V/170, with the Gallery = Division still awaiting completion. There are four 32's, Trombone, Bombarde, Diaphone, = and the new 32' Bourdon. If you can make time this summer, do come out, as there = are many Bed and Breakfasts within Ocean Grove, and it is located on the = Jersey Coast trainline. The beaches are great as well, with the Boardwalks of Seaside = and Point Pleasant only 15 and 25 minutes south.   Cheers!    
(back) Subject: Patricia Bird From: "SHOWSTAGER" <showstager@hotmail.com> Date: Thu, 6 May 2004 14:13:37 -0400   Does anyone know the whereabouts of Pat Bird? She was a student of = Virgil Fox's, and used to live in the Buffalo, New York Area.   Thanks!   Steve LaManna      
(back) Subject: Re: Patricia Bird From: <Cpmnhartus@aol.com> Date: Thu, 6 May 2004 14:41:53 EDT   6 May 2004   Dear Steve and List:   Pat Bird is the Interim Rector of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Lewes, Delaware where I have been organist and choirmaster for four years. She = joined the staff in mid January of this year. She is doing a splendid job as our = interim.   St. Peter's is a great parish of just under 200 communicants where I have been able to develop the choir from 12 to a balanced group of 33 members, = some of whom come from 20 to 25 miles away to rehearse on Thursday nights and sing = on Sundays.   It is great to have Pat here.   You can send her an E-mail to stpetersmulberry@mindspring.com   Best wishes,   George   George W. Bayley    
(back) Subject: Pentecost Gospel for Three Deacons - RCL text From: <quilisma@cox.net> Date: Thu, 06 May 2004 13:34:12 -0700   I have posted this to my music dowload list ... if you don't get it by the end of the day, please e-mail me privately.   If you're NOT on my download list and WANT, please e-mail me privately.   I'm asking a donation of $12 US for the music; if you can't AFFORD to donate, please go ahead and use the music anyway ... I'm easy <g>   Check or money order:   Raymond H. Clark 2616 University Ave. San Diego CA 92104-2810   Paypal:   beejayusa@cox.net (the family paypal account)   I will also post an alternate version shortly that has the choir sing the gymel at the end of each verse, rather than just the three deacons, for those who want a little more "drama" (grin).   Cheers,   Bud      
(back) Subject: Re: Ocean Grove organ From: "James Grebe" <pianoman@accessus.net> Date: Thu, 6 May 2004 15:57:07 -0500   I have the complete specs and stoplist. Need time to copy it and attach = it. Still want it? 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: "rnewman" <rnewman@shop.rutgers.edu> To: <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2004 9:08 AM Subject: RE: Ocean Grove organ     > Thanks Pete. I actually have the current spec. I'm trying to find the > 1908 spec from when the organ was originally installed. > > -Randy > > "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: Aeolian-Skinner King of Instruments Record Series From: "mack02445" <mack02445@comcast.net> Date: Thu, 06 May 2004 17:13:12 -0400   Greetings fellow listers,   A few years ago, Michael Fox provided me with a list of the Aeolian-Skinner recordings that he was aware of. There are still some gaps and I was hoping another appeal at this time might fill in the = blanks.   The List goes up to volume 27. There were thoughts that there were two more in the series. Maybe by Robert Anderson also recorded at Zumbro Lutheran Church. Anyone know for sure? I also have gaps for volumes 14, and 26. Can anyone possibly identify these?   If anyone has Vols; 5&10 through 17 and 19 to the end and would be willing to let me borrow them for copying I would be happy to return afterwards with a cd of the album too. Or even a cassette tape would do and I can supply the tape if needed.   Thanks for any assistance you can give.   Mack In Boston    
(back) Subject: Sheet music needed... From: "Russ Greene" <rggreene2@shaw.ca> Date: Thu, 06 May 2004 18:11:54 -0500   I need to obtain a piece of sheet music called "The Gifts of Love" originally recorded by Bette Midler - yes a wedding request! Not a bad song for a wedding but unfortunately out of print, unavailable, etc. I've tried local sellers, web sources, everywhere I can think of.   Does anyone out there have a copy they would be willing to either sell or loan to me? If you do, please reply off-list.   Thanks, Russ Greene St. Andrew's Anglican Church Winnipeg, Canada    
(back) Subject: Time for me to expand From: "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 6 May 2004 17:21:25 -0700 (PDT)   I usually expand every 3 or 4 months, my repertoire, with major piece. So, = Its time to learn...the Pastorale...yes...THEE Pastorale...of Jean Roger = Doucasse. Who publishes this? Along with the Saint Anne, I wont have any = spare time. Anyone ever do the Saga No. VI-Ikarus of Jean Gilliou?     From Desiree' T. Desiree' Hines Chicago, IL 60610 ---------------------------- For Compositions by Desiree' Frog Music Press www.frogmusic.com ------------------------------- FOR CONCERTS BY DESIREE' http://concertartist.info/bios/hines.html --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? Win a $20,000 Career Makeover at Yahoo! HotJobs  
(back) Subject: Re: Time for me to expand From: <quilisma@cox.net> Date: Thu, 06 May 2004 17:24:50 -0700   I THINK the Roger-Ducasse is out of print ... I remember a discussion about that awhile back ... I can't remember who has all the French imports since Presser lost the franchise.   It IS a lovely piece.   Bud   T.Desiree' Hines wrote:   > I usually expand every 3 or 4 months, my repertoire, with major piece. > So, Its time to learn...the Pastorale...yes...THEE Pastorale...of Jean > Roger Doucasse. Who publishes this? Along with the Saint Anne, I wont > have any spare time. > > Anyone ever do the Saga No. VI-Ikarus of Jean Gilliou? > > > > > From Desiree' > T. Desiree' Hines > Chicago, IL 60610 > ---------------------------- > For Compositions by Desiree' > Frog Music Press > www.frogmusic.com > ------------------------------- > FOR CONCERTS BY DESIREE' > http://concertartist.info/bios/hines.html > > ------------------------------------------------------------------------ > Do you Yahoo!? > Win a $20,000 Career Makeover at Yahoo! HotJobs > = <http://pa.yahoo.com/*http://us.rd.yahoo.com/hotjobs/hotjobs_mail_signature= _footer_textlink/evt=3D23983/*http://hotjobs.sweepstakes.yahoo.com/careerma= keover> >      
(back) Subject: Re: Time for me to expand From: "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 6 May 2004 17:28:39 -0700 (PDT)   OK then if the Roger Doucasse in out of print, who here has it? If i cant = find that, its the Dupre Sketch in B b minor. Sister girl here has to = show her pedal agility, as urged by a mentor who saw me play the Buxehude = C major a week or so ago.     From Desiree' T. Desiree' Hines Chicago, IL 60610 ---------------------------- For Compositions by Desiree' Frog Music Press www.frogmusic.com ------------------------------- FOR CONCERTS BY DESIREE' http://concertartist.info/bios/hines.html --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? Win a $20,000 Career Makeover at Yahoo! HotJobs  
(back) Subject: Re: Time for me to expand From: <quilisma@cox.net> Date: Thu, 06 May 2004 17:33:56 -0700   I lied. It's in the OHS music catalog for $28.95   http://www.ohscatalog.org/rogpas.html   Bud   T.Desiree' Hines wrote:   > OK then if the Roger Doucasse in out of print, who here has it? If i > cant find that, its the Dupre Sketch in B b minor. Sister girl here has =   > to show her pedal agility, as urged by a mentor who saw me play the > Buxehude C major a week or so ago. > > > From Desiree' > T. Desiree' Hines > Chicago, IL 60610 > ---------------------------- > For Compositions by Desiree' > Frog Music Press > www.frogmusic.com > ------------------------------- > FOR CONCERTS BY DESIREE' > http://concertartist.info/bios/hines.html > > ------------------------------------------------------------------------ > Do you Yahoo!? > Win a $20,000 Career Makeover at Yahoo! HotJobs > = <http://pa.yahoo.com/*http://us.rd.yahoo.com/hotjobs/hotjobs_mail_signature= _footer_textlink/evt=3D23983/*http://hotjobs.sweepstakes.yahoo.com/careerma= keover> >      
(back) Subject: Re: Time for me to expand From: "Scott Montgomery" <montre1978@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 6 May 2004 17:35:12 -0700 (PDT)   I dont think I know this piece, is there a recording anywhere of it? quilisma@cox.net wrote:I lied. It's in the OHS music catalog for $28.95   http://www.ohscatalog.org/rogpas.html   Bud   T.Desiree' Hines wrote:   > OK then if the Roger Doucasse in out of print, who here has it? If i > cant find that, its the Dupre Sketch in B b minor. Sister girl here has > to show her pedal agility, as urged by a mentor who saw me play the > Buxehude C major a week or so ago. > > > From Desiree' > T. Desiree' Hines > Chicago, IL 60610 > ---------------------------- > For Compositions by Desiree' > Frog Music Press > www.frogmusic.com > ------------------------------- > FOR CONCERTS BY DESIREE' > http://concertartist.info/bios/hines.html > > ------------------------------------------------------------------------ > Do you Yahoo!? > Win a $20,000 Career Makeover at Yahoo! HotJobs > >     "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       --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? Win a $20,000 Career Makeover at Yahoo! HotJobs  
(back) Subject: Re: Time for me to expand From: <quilisma@cox.net> Date: Thu, 06 May 2004 17:40:00 -0700   http://www.sheetmusicplus.com has a boatload of Dupre, including some things I'VE never heard of, but apparently not the Sketch in b minor.   Bud   T.Desiree' Hines wrote:   > OK then if the Roger Doucasse in out of print, who here has it? If i > cant find that, its the Dupre Sketch in B b minor. Sister girl here has =   > to show her pedal agility, as urged by a mentor who saw me play the > Buxehude C major a week or so ago. > > > From Desiree' > T. Desiree' Hines > Chicago, IL 60610 > ---------------------------- > For Compositions by Desiree' > Frog Music Press > www.frogmusic.com > ------------------------------- > FOR CONCERTS BY DESIREE' > http://concertartist.info/bios/hines.html > > ------------------------------------------------------------------------ > Do you Yahoo!? > Win a $20,000 Career Makeover at Yahoo! HotJobs > = <http://pa.yahoo.com/*http://us.rd.yahoo.com/hotjobs/hotjobs_mail_signature= _footer_textlink/evt=3D23983/*http://hotjobs.sweepstakes.yahoo.com/careerma= keover> >      
(back) Subject: Re: Time for me to expand From: <quilisma@cox.net> Date: Thu, 06 May 2004 17:43:20 -0700   Do a Google on Roger-Ducasse Pastorale ... it's been recorded MANY times.   Bud   Scott Montgomery wrote:   > I dont think I know this piece, is there a recording anywhere of it? > quilisma@cox.net wrote: > > I lied. It's in the OHS music catalog for $28.95 > > http://www.ohscatalog.org/rogpas.html > > Bud > > T.Desiree' Hines wrote: > > > OK then if the Roger Doucasse in out of print, who here has it? = If i > > cant find that, its the Dupre Sketch in B b minor. Sister girl > here has > > to show her pedal agility, as urged by a mentor who saw me play = the > > Buxehude C major a week or so ago. > > > > > > From Desiree' > > T. Desiree' Hines > > Chicago, IL 60610 > > ---------------------------- > > For Compositions by Desiree' > > Frog Music Press > > www.frogmusic.com > > ------------------------------- > > FOR CONCERTS BY DESIREE' > > http://concertartist.info/bios/hines.html > > > > > = ------------------------------------------------------------------------ > > Do you Yahoo!? > > Win a $20,000 Career Makeover at Yahoo! HotJobs > > > > > > > "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 > > ------------------------------------------------------------------------ > Do you Yahoo!? > Win a $20,000 Career Makeover at Yahoo! HotJobs > = <http://pa.yahoo.com/*http://us.rd.yahoo.com/hotjobs/hotjobs_mail_signature= _footer_textlink/evt=3D23983/*http://hotjobs.sweepstakes.yahoo.com/careerma= keover> >      
(back) Subject: A rounf table discussion on comeradery From: "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 6 May 2004 18:09:54 -0700 (PDT)   I have been really thinking about this profession we have. Its often the best of times and worst of times. I want to open a discussion on something. In several groups for organists, I have notices several people in a way, = "one-upping" others, being snide with remarks, critical, etc. And = particularly towards repertoire. These are directed to many and not just = one or a few. What i notice is there are tons of people who love to dish out the "I can = play this difficult piece better than whoswhatsit" But, usually when I = compare the person who plays the difficult piece, to whoswhatsit playing a = piece that they learned in college, there is always something more = heartfelt about whoswhatsit's performance. They did not learn the piece = just so say "I can play..." Is anyone these days in our field "becoming a part of their music"? Or are = we just learning things for the sake of having x-number of measures? Are we learning repertoire that is not of our favorite period to appease, = or are we going with what the heart says? I invite talk on this.     From Desiree' T. Desiree' Hines Chicago, IL 60610 ---------------------------- For Compositions by Desiree' Frog Music Press www.frogmusic.com ------------------------------- FOR CONCERTS BY DESIREE' http://concertartist.info/bios/hines.html --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? Win a $20,000 Career Makeover at Yahoo! HotJobs