PipeChat Digest #4525 - Saturday, May 29, 2004
 
Wanted:  100 used organ magnets
  by "cmorgan" <cmorgan@vintagegamestore.com>
Felix Hell at Methuen
  by "mack02445" <mack02445@comcast.net>
RE: WAS: Now Virtual Pipes, lots of work.
  by "Arie Vandenberg" <ArieV@ClassicOrgan.com>
RE: WAS: Now Virtual Pipes, lots of work.
  by "Andrew Mead" <mead@eagle.ca>
organist humor
  by "Stephanie Gilgut" <steph@sgeinc.com>
 

(back) Subject: Wanted: 100 used organ magnets From: "cmorgan" <cmorgan@vintagegamestore.com> Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 08:12:27 -0700   I'm looking for 100 used organ magnets. Prefer either direct or = vertical pallat, but other types may work as well. Need all 100 to be = the same type. If you have some please let me know.   cmorgan@vintagegamestore.com   Thanks! Charlie Morgan    
(back) Subject: Felix Hell at Methuen From: "mack02445" <mack02445@comcast.net> Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 12:26:43 -0400   In answer to Rich Blacklock's question, yes I was there with a few other =   list members and an extremely full house , its the biggest crowd I have=20 ever seen there except for Virgil and Biggs.   The program is as follows;   Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Concerto A Minor, BWV 593 - Allegro - Adagio - Allegro   Cesar Franck ((1822-1890) Choral No. 3, A Minor   Samuel Barber (1910-1981) Adagio for Strings arr. for organ by William Strickland   Max Reger (1873-1916) Fantasy and Fugue on B-A-C-H   Buxtehude (1637-1707) Prelude, Fugue and Ciaconne C Major, BuxWV 137   Franz Liszt (1811-1886) Fantasy and Fugue on =93Ad Nos ad salutarem undam=94   I had not heard Felix play the Bach before, but was gratified to hear his= technically and artistic approach to this I was not disappointed. The F= ranck was also near perfection and the standing room only audience was ap= preciative with its applause. The Barber was magnificent there is nothin= g like Aeolian-Skinner strings to register this piece with and Felix used= all the resources of this organ to full advantage. Having heard him pla= y this in Newark the previous Sunday it was totally different and as movi= ng as both playings of it at Newark. Felix then gave a short speech abou= t how this was the first time he would be playing the Reger in public, an= d felt a bit nervous about performing it. He then went on to explain som= e of the difficulties of the piece and then ended with a "hold on" and pl= ayed it as well as I have ever heard anyone play it. It was a truly grea= t performance of this work. I hope it will become a regular in his conce= rts. I believe he will be playing it at Portland in July and also in Buf= falo at the OHS Convention.   I had not heard Felix play the Buxtehude either but he did an excellent j= ob as one would expect, considering the Methuen organ isn't really suited= too well for this type of music Felix made it work and seemingly effortl= ess too. Well, what can I say about the Ad nos? Not much, Feilx almost = owns this piece and played it with his usual flair and expressiveness. A= gain this was a completely different approach that his performance of it = in Newark but was stunning all the same. For an encore Felix played the = Toccata from the Bo=EBllman Suite Gothique, which ended with a second sta= nding ovation that evening. I am always amazed at the abilities of Felix= and knowing this organ up close and personal I know the difficulties of = playing it,it never seems to phase him or slow him down. Bravo Felix!   Cheers, Mack      
(back) Subject: RE: WAS: Now Virtual Pipes, lots of work. From: "Arie Vandenberg" <ArieV@ClassicOrgan.com> Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 14:08:13 -0400   At 11:53 AM 2004-05-27 -0400, you wrote:   > > >Arie: Quite the opposite. Ive observed that anyone I know in the business =   >claims to be up to their gillsin work. Are they making adequate profit? >Who knows, but I have reason to think they are. > >I wish I had time to expand on this subject, but& I have to get back to = work. > >AjM   Andrew,   I would gladly wish to be proven wrong. Let's re-visit this at this time next year.   Arie V.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Arie Vandenberg Classic Organbuilders ArieV@ClassicOrgan.com Tel.: 905-475-1263  
(back) Subject: RE: WAS: Now Virtual Pipes, lots of work. From: "Andrew Mead" <mead@eagle.ca> Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 21:05:02 -0400   I can tell you about next year now: I'm fully booked. AjM   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of = Arie Vandenbergrevisi Sent: Friday, May 28, 2004 2:08 PM To: PipeChat Subject: RE: WAS: Now Virtual Pipes, lots of work.   At 11:53 AM 2004-05-27 -0400, you wrote:           Arie: Quite the opposite. Ive observed that anyone I know in the business claims to be up to their gillsin work. Are they making adequate profit? = Who knows, but I have reason to think they are.   I wish I had time to expand on this subject, but& I have to get back to work.   AjM   Andrew,   I would gladly wish to be proven wrong. Let's re-visit this at this time next year.   Arie V.     ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Arie Vandenberg Classic Organbuilders ArieV@ClassicOrgan.com Tel.: 905-475-1263    
(back) Subject: organist humor From: "Stephanie Gilgut" <steph@sgeinc.com> Date: Sat, 29 May 2004 03:09:28 -0400   John and Don were somewhat rival organists; neither cared for the other ones performance. One day John called Don to his home, where he found John to be in poor health, and near death. John said, "Don, I want you to be the organist at my funeral." Don was surprised, and asked "Why me? I thought you hated listening to me play." John smiled and said, "Well, I'll be dead, and I hate my relatives".   Another humorous thing to share is what I have told people over the years.. I ask, "You know why I took up the pipe organ?" When they they ask why, I reply, "I've never had to carry one in a parade."   Have a safe and happy holiday, if you're celebrating... Steph   -- Stephanie Gilgut Carey Organ Company, Inc steph@sgeinc.com steph@careyorgan.com