PipeChat Digest #4879 - Friday, November 5, 2004
 
Re: PVC pipe for pipes
  by "firman1" <firman1@prodigy.net>
Virgil Fox Orchestral Recordings
  by "John Jarvis" <jljarvis@comcast.net>
This week's mp3 - Loret Priere
  by "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@adelphia.net>
Re: "You play too loud"
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Veteran's Day
  by "David Baker" <dgb137@mac.com>
Re: Veteran's Day
  by <Keys4bach@aol.com>
PVC pipes
  by <TRACKELECT@cs.com>
Re: Can you help me locate an album, "17TH Century Organ Music, E. Power 
  by "Jerry Richer" <jerry@ChirpingBat.Com>
Re: Hammond
  by "Jerry Richer" <jerry@ChirpingBat.Com>
RE: Virgil Fox Orchestral Recordings
  by "Michael David" <michaelandmaggy@earthlink.net>
Re: Veteran's Day
  by "Liquescent" <quilisma@cox.net>
Re: Veteran's Day
  by "Harry Grove" <musicman@cottagemusic.co.uk>
Re: musical fallout from the election
  by <JerryM8319@aol.com>
What are you playing Sunday?
  by "Mark W. McClellan" <omicron@prairieinet.net>
RE: Virgil Fox Orchestral Recordings
  by <BlueeyedBear@aol.com>
Re: What are you playing Sunday?
  by <BlueeyedBear@aol.com>
Re: What do you play...
  by "Alicia Zeilenga" <azeilenga@theatreorgans.com>
PVC pipe for wind lines
  by "Andrew Mead" <mead@eagle.ca>
Re: musical fallout from the election
  by "M Fox" <ophicleide16@direcway.com>
voluntaries at RC and Anglican funerals
  by "Liquescent" <quilisma@cox.net>
OFF-TOPIC: Canadian Embassy's website crashes
  by "Liquescent" <quilisma@cox.net>
Key wedges
  by "Jonathan Humbert" <jhumbert@ptd.net>
Re: musical fallout from the election
  by "Mark W. McClellan" <omicron@prairieinet.net>
Re: Virgil Fox Orchestral Recordings
  by <RMaryman@aol.com>
The Hall of the Great Organ (crosspost)
  by "Vic Ferrer" <vic@vicferrerproductions.com>
Re: voluntaries at RC and Anglican funerals
  by "noel jones" <gedeckt@usit.net>
 

(back) Subject: Re: PVC pipe for pipes From: "firman1" <firman1@prodigy.net> Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2004 07:40:11 -0600   For what its worth, there are modern calliopes made with PVC whistles....they sound OK, but just not up to what brass sounds like. Berley A. Firmin II Bayou La Combe, Louisiana      
(back) Subject: Virgil Fox Orchestral Recordings From: "John Jarvis" <jljarvis@comcast.net> Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2004 08:37:54 -0800   Does anyone know which organs were used for these Virgil Fox recordings? = =20   I am not normally a pipe organ purist but I gave a listen to "Heavy = Organ" recently and had forgotten just how bad that touring organ really = sounded. I don't think that I thought so at the time I first purchased is decades = ago but the advances in digital organs really show in comparison to this recording. I wouldn't want to waste my money on this new CD if it is = with that same organ used on "Heavy Organ".    
(back) Subject: This week's mp3 - Loret Priere From: "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@adelphia.net> Date: Fri, 05 Nov 2004 08:44:56 -0800   This week's mp3 is the Priere of Clement Loret (#2 of 12 pieces)   http://evensongmusic.net/audio/Loret_Priere.mp3   Thanks to James Pressler for this file, and the permission to use it.   Enjoy!   Jonathan  
(back) Subject: Re: "You play too loud" From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2004 11:58:44 EST   Dear Scott: Could it be that TOO LOUD means an inadequate gravitas of the pedal stops? Where this complaint is usually most evident is that the flues stopped and open are too soft. The manual ranks then appear to be apparently too loud. IMHO it may be the balance is skewed toward the higher pitches. Your point is also well taken, there are those souls who just complain about just everything. I would think that live accoustics amortize this type of complaint. I think it is a comgbination of things, balance, chosen registrations, voicing and tonal finishing, and dry accoustics along with scaling of the pipes. In my experience, added gravitas in the pedal 16's made the complaint = moot. Ron Severin PS It sounds like too much top and not enough bottom or middle.  
(back) Subject: Veteran's Day From: "David Baker" <dgb137@mac.com> Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2004 12:24:29 -0500   Hello all. My parish is recognizing Veterans at the principal service on Sunday and want to sing God Bless America. I am told that everyone know it and they will raise the roof, so I will hold my nose and do it. Anyone know of a public domain version of it anywhere? Thanks.   David Baker    
(back) Subject: Re: Veteran's Day From: <Keys4bach@aol.com> Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2004 12:26:11 EST   In a message dated 11/5/2004 12:25:04 PM Eastern Standard Time, dgb137@mac.com writes:   > Anyone know of a public domain version of it anywhere? Thanks. > >   Readers Digest music books has it.....   dale in florida  
(back) Subject: PVC pipes From: <TRACKELECT@cs.com> Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2004 12:37:10 EST   I think building a small organ with PVC pipes would be a really fun = project. When I was about 13 and had become a pipe organ nut I started making pipes = out of whatever I could find laying around, PVC included. Don't sweat getting = the scales exactly right. PVC comes in several sizes but you can hunt around = for pieces of plastic pipe from other things like toys, store displays, and = who knows what else, Junkyard Wars style to fill in the gaps between = commercially available sizes. The scale won't be perfect but who cares? I used modeling = clay to make languids, stoppers and blocks. I think solid, two part epoxy would =   work well instead of clay to make it permanent. You could use copper = tubing for pipe feet and small treble pipes. This was a good learning experience for = me. When I got a job at a real organ company 14 years later and started = assisting with voicing the boss asked me "Are you sure you haven't done this = before?" The craft stores and home improvement stores are full of materials that can be =   used in a project like this. Vinyl (AKA Naugahide) can be used to pack = stoppers and for bellows. A small band saw would be a good investment, they are = also mighty handy around the kitchen too. Look around, shop around, make = friends with a plumber and you can have a lot of fun and end up with an interesting = little organ. I can see how a little, foot pumped, table top, 4 octave, pin = action organ could be built this way.   Good luck and don't cut your thumb off:   Alan B  
(back) Subject: Re: Can you help me locate an album, "17TH Century Organ Music, E. Power Biggs" released around 1973? From: "Jerry Richer" <jerry@ChirpingBat.Com> Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2004 09:41:30 -0500   Thanks you guys for looking up my album amongst E. Power Bigg's discography. I guess it wasn't E. Power Biggs. It has just occurred to = me that I think I picked it up from the $2.00 bin in a popular record shop = that had the one or two token bins of classical music. In Fact I think it may have been a Nonsuch recording. You could find some good things in those $2.00 bins. I don't recall if Seventeenth was written out or if it was written as 17TH. I don't suppose anyone has a list of Nonsuch recordings?   Jerry    
(back) Subject: Re: Hammond From: "Jerry Richer" <jerry@ChirpingBat.Com> Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2004 11:50:05 -0500   Alan! Thanks. That Hammond site is great. By the way there is a = B4 now. It's a software B3 with Leslie-122 made by Native Instruments. = Install it on your computer, connect a MIDI keyboard and you have a B3? = Check it out at www.chirpingbat.com/b4.shtml   Jerry   Chirp|Chirp|Chirp: It's the Bat, Bat Arhonious Software, = www.chirpingbat.com
(back) Subject: RE: Virgil Fox Orchestral Recordings From: "Michael David" <michaelandmaggy@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2004 12:50:08 -0600   I can't lay my hands on the EMI disk but I believe the Jongen was recorded with Pretre on the organ that was in the Palais de Chaillot (??? I can't believe how wrong that is !!!). I've no clue about the Saint-Saens but = I'm sure that was on an organ.   michael   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of John Jarvis Sent: Friday, November 05, 2004 10:38 AM To: 'PipeChat' Subject: Virgil Fox Orchestral Recordings     Does anyone know which organs were used for these Virgil Fox recordings?   I am not normally a pipe organ purist but I gave a listen to "Heavy = Organ" recently and had forgotten just how bad that touring organ really sounded. I don't think that I thought so at the time I first purchased is decades = ago but the advances in digital organs really show in comparison to this recording. I wouldn't want to waste my money on this new CD if it is with that same organ used on "Heavy Organ".  
(back) Subject: Re: Veteran's Day From: "Liquescent" <quilisma@cox.net> Date: Fri, 05 Nov 2004 11:02:13 -0800   Nope. You have to play and sing it from memory, or buy the sheet music. The Irvin Berlin Foundation still owns the copyright, and I have not been able to find them. But evidently they do NOT give permission to ANYBODY to reprint it.   Cheers,   Bud   David Baker wrote:   > Hello all. My parish is recognizing Veterans at the principal service > on Sunday and want to sing God Bless America. I am told that everyone > know it and they will raise the roof, so I will hold my nose and do it. > Anyone know of a public domain version of it anywhere? Thanks. > > David Baker > > > ****************************************************************** > "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 > List-Subscribe: <mailto:pipechat-on@pipechat.org> > List-Digest: <mailto:pipechat-digest@pipechat.org> > List-Unsubscribe: <mailto:pipechat-off@pipechat.org> > >      
(back) Subject: Re: Veteran's Day From: "Harry Grove" <musicman@cottagemusic.co.uk> Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2004 19:12:28 -0000   Then I wonder who American Airlines sent the royalties to for their advert =   (seen on this side of the pond) showing some really quite lovely scenes of =   the American countryside and some (apparently) happy and radiant employees =   of the said airline welcoming (apparently) convivial and pleasant = passengers aboard their (apparently) delightfully appointed aircraft.   This would seem to completely contradict the more recent travelling experiences of those trying to enter the States of late.   But then, it's only TV, ............ isn't it ? And why shouldn't good o' =   Irvin get the proper reward for his talent ? I heard the radio debate today on written word publishers only getting 50 yrs copyright; and of 3-D designers only getting 25 yrs. for their = labours.   Harry Grove [a.k.a. a musicman not prepared to believe everything he sees]     ----- Original Message ----- From: "Liquescent" <quilisma@cox.net> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Friday, November 05, 2004 7:02 PM Subject: Re: Veteran's Day     > Nope. You have to play and sing it from memory, or buy the sheet music. > The Irvin Berlin Foundation still owns the copyright, and I have not = been > able to find them. But evidently they do NOT give permission to ANYBODY = to > reprint it. > > Cheers,    
(back) Subject: Re: musical fallout from the election From: <JerryM8319@aol.com> Date: Fri, 05 Nov 2004 14:14:21 -0500   I will be happy to assist Mr. Brombaugh in packing as he prepares his move = to Germany.   Jerry  
(back) Subject: What are you playing Sunday? From: "Mark W. McClellan" <omicron@prairieinet.net> Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2004 13:32:15 -0600   Music List Sunday, 07 November 04   First United Methodist Church Iowa Falls, IA   Prelude: Sinfonia, from Cantata No. 29 "We Thank Thee, God"   Opening Hymn: There's Victory in Jesus   Offertory: Trumpet Voluntary Thomas Arne   Closing Hymn: Marching to Zion   Postlude: Toccata de la Liberation L=E9once de Saint-Martin    
(back) Subject: RE: Virgil Fox Orchestral Recordings From: <BlueeyedBear@aol.com> Date: Fri, 05 Nov 2004 14:37:22 -0500   the fox recording of the saint-saens is on an electronic organ. i have it = on vinyl.   scot  
(back) Subject: Re: What are you playing Sunday? From: <BlueeyedBear@aol.com> Date: Fri, 05 Nov 2004 14:38:49 -0500   i'm playing the stereo (it's my day off).   :P   scot  
(back) Subject: Re: What do you play... From: "Alicia Zeilenga" <azeilenga@theatreorgans.com> Date: Fri, 05 Nov 2004 14:13:54 -0600   Thanks, Scott, I was unaware of this.   Since it is the tradition at my parish for the congregation to process out after the deceased, I usually pick a hymn that will last until at least half the congregation is out of the church. At that point, everyone is ready enough to leave that a postlude is unnecessary (and I have to hurry back to school). For a prelude, I almost always use Arcadelt's Ave Maria. There are very few good places to put the Ave Maria in the liturgy, but it is still a favorite.   I guess I have been following the rules unknowingly. It's nice to do something right once in a while :-)   Alicia Zeilenga       -----Original Message----- From: "Scott Montgomery" <montre1978@yahoo.com> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2004 09:00:44 -0600 Subject: Re: What do you play...   > The Ceremonial of Bishops, the most recent complete liturgical document > from the Holy See, instructs that the organ remain silent during > Funeral Masses, except to accompany singing. > There should be no flowers on the altar, and the music of the organ > or other instruments is permitted only to assist the singing. [#824] > Hence organ preludes and postludes should not be played. > > Scott Montgomery > 619 W Church St. > Champaign, IL 61820 > 217.390.0158 > www.ScottMontgomeryMusic.net >      
(back) Subject: PVC pipe for wind lines From: "Andrew Mead" <mead@eagle.ca> Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2004 15:26:21 -0500   What's your opinion of PVC for wind lines, btw?   My trade was acquired in a company that loathed anything but metal(galvanized) wind lines. The inclusion of metal wind lines involves = the use of muriatic acid (ever have a drop of muriatic acid splash in your = eye? OUCH fer sure) massive soldering irons, and then a thorough cleaning with water and then a paint job after a few trips to the hospital to stitch up cuts from cutting the danged stuff with tin snips. The acid would make a mess of my hands (yes, you can temporarily eliminate fingerprints with = some acids) and if the containers of the acid are not 100% hermetically sealed they can wreak havoc on anything made of iron within a few feet of it. = That includes heat exchangers in home furnaces. I think I destroyed two before catching on to what was happening when improperly storing the stuff.   After quitting I continued to use metal wind lines thinking anything else(other than wood)was evidence of cheapness and trashy work.   After a few years the scales fell from my eyes and I realized there was almost no good reason whatsoever to use metal when PVC cost about the = same, was more durable and available, infinitely more safe to work with, = requiring fewer tools and materials to assemble...... and the labour savings.... and the cheap buzz from inadvertently smelling the cement (no, just kidding).   AjMead   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of TubaMagna@aol.com Sent: Thursday, November 04, 2004 6:26 PM To: kzrev@rr1.net; pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: Re: PVC pipe for pipes     There must be a multiplicity of reasons that no serious organbuilder = pursued the use of PVC for anything other than wind lines.   ****************************************************************** "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 List-Subscribe: <mailto:pipechat-on@pipechat.org> List-Digest: <mailto:pipechat-digest@pipechat.org> List-Unsubscribe: <mailto:pipechat-off@pipechat.org>        
(back) Subject: Re: musical fallout from the election From: "M Fox" <ophicleide16@direcway.com> Date: Fri, 05 Nov 2004 12:37:54 -0800     ----- Original Message ----- From: <JerryM8319@aol.com> To: ""PipeChat"" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Friday, November 05, 2004 11:14 AM Subject: Re: musical fallout from the election     >I will be happy to assist Mr. Brombaugh in packing as he prepares his = move >to Germany. > > Jerry > It is always heartwarming to find such generous sentiments expressed on = the list.   MAF    
(back) Subject: voluntaries at RC and Anglican funerals From: "Liquescent" <quilisma@cox.net> Date: Fri, 05 Nov 2004 12:43:27 -0800   In the old days voluntaries weren't necessary ... the congregation FOLLOWED the priest, servers, coffin (and choir) into the church at the beginning; in the RC liturgy, "Subvenite, Sancti Dei" was sung; in the Anglican liturgy, "I Am The Resurrection and the Life" was said by the priest or sung by the choir; in both cases, the congregation entered the church BEHIND the coffin, unless the weather was inclement.   At the end of the RC liturgy, "In Paradisum" and (sometimes) "Ego Sum" and "Benedictus" were sung. In the Anglican church, "Man that is born of a woman" was usually said by the priest or sung by the choir, though it properly belongs to the graveside Committal Service. In both cases, again, the congregation followed the priest, servers, coffin (and choir) OUT of the church.   So there was no practical NEED for voluntaries, as no one would be in the church to HEAR them, either before OR after the liturgy.   The NEW Rituale Romanum has SO many "Stations" in the Rites for the Sick and Dying, and SO many options, that I never tried to set it all to music ... it was simply too confusing. In fact, one pastor SAID to me, "I'm going to sprinkle and cense the coffin at the beginning and the end, and say Mass ... I don't have a CLUE what to do otherwise. Sing something appropriate." (!) When I actually LOOKED at the Rituale, I didn't BLAME him.   For some reason, both the RC funeral rites and their Anglican descendants have ALWAYS been confusing, at least for the musician ... the music for the OLD RC funeral liturgy was NOT laid out at ALL helpfully in either the Graduale OR the Liber Usualis; Anglican parishes either added so much from the Roman Rite (in which case you had to HUNT for obscure UK publications containing the English versions), or left so much OUT of the Prayer Book Rite that you never knew whether you were coming or going.   Despite having set the ENTIRE Anglican rite, I think I want a simple graveside service with no music for myself, followed by a party (grin).   Cheers,   Bud                  
(back) Subject: OFF-TOPIC: Canadian Embassy's website crashes From: "Liquescent" <quilisma@cox.net> Date: Fri, 05 Nov 2004 12:48:01 -0800   Evidently it was overwhelmed by people seeking information about immigration/political refugee status.   Bud      
(back) Subject: Key wedges From: "Jonathan Humbert" <jhumbert@ptd.net> Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2004 15:48:59 -0500   Dear Listmembers,   I just wanted to follow-up and thank you all for your help in finding key wedges. I called a local piano tuner (the only one that seemed to want to help) and he knew exactly what I wanted. He even dropped them off at my house the very next day. I tried to pay him, but he said we're both doing the same work and as long as I used them for God's glory, he was glad to give them to me. Again, thanks to the list for being so efficient and helpful!   Regards, Jonathan Humbert jhumbert@ptd.net      
(back) Subject: Re: musical fallout from the election From: "Mark W. McClellan" <omicron@prairieinet.net> Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2004 14:54:57 -0600   I agree. It's nice that Jerry would want to help. I wouldn't waste my time with Mr. Brombaugh. The election is over and his side lost. Now why don't = we move on before this escalates. MWM     > >I will be happy to assist Mr. Brombaugh in packing as he prepares his move > >to Germany. > > > > Jerry > > > It is always heartwarming to find such generous sentiments expressed on the > list. > > MAF > > > ****************************************************************** > "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 > List-Subscribe: <mailto:pipechat-on@pipechat.org> > List-Digest: <mailto:pipechat-digest@pipechat.org> > List-Unsubscribe: <mailto:pipechat-off@pipechat.org> > >    
(back) Subject: Re: Virgil Fox Orchestral Recordings From: <RMaryman@aol.com> Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2004 17:23:12 EST   In a message dated 11/5/2004 11:38:55 AM Eastern Standard Time,=20 jljarvis@comcast.net writes: Does anyone know which organs were used for these Virgil Fox recordings? =20 I am not normally a pipe organ purist but I gave a listen to =E2=80=9CHeavy=20= Organ=E2=80=9D=20 recently and had forgotten just how bad that touring organ really sounded. =20= I=20 don=E2=80=99t think that I thought so at the time I first purchased is decad= es ago but=20 the advances in digital organs really show in comparison to this recording.=20= I=20 wouldn=E2=80=99t want to waste my money on this new CD if it is with that sa= me organ=20 used on =E2=80=9CHeavy Organ=E2=80=9D. The Saint-Seans recording with the Phily orchestra used the Rodgers Touring=20 Organ (3-manual "Black Beauty". =20   The Symphonie Concertante (Jongen) was recorded on the Cavaille-Coll organ=20 built for the old Paris Trocadero concert hall. the Orchestra is the Parid O= pera=20 Orchestra, Georges Pretrie is the conductor. This is the same recording that= =20 was originally released (many years ago) on vinyl by Angel Records (later EM= I).   Rick in VA  
(back) Subject: The Hall of the Great Organ (crosspost) From: "Vic Ferrer" <vic@vicferrerproductions.com> Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2004 15:57:46 -0800   On October 26th, a press conference was held at Boardwalk Hall=20 (formerly The Atlantic City Convention Hall) publicly kicking off the=20 campaign to restore to playing condition both the historic Midmer-Losh=20=   and Kimball pipe organs. The Midmer-Losh with its estimated 33,114=20 pipes is the largest pipe organ in the world and was built between May=20=   of 1929 and December of 1932.   Organ Historical Society officers Paul Marchesano, Stephen Schnurr and=20=   Scot Huntington, presented two citations of historic merit, one for the=20=   Midmer-Losh organ and one for the Kimball organ located in the adjacent=20=   ballroom. The OHS Citations Program was started 30 years ago to draw=20 attention to pipe organs of extraordinary cultural and historical=20 importance, and raise owner=92s awareness as to the instruments=20 historical value. This notoriety is intended to motivate owners towards=20=   stewardship -=97 preserving and passing these instruments on to future=20=   generations.   Jeffrey Vassar, Executive Director of the Atlantic City Convention &=20 Visitors Authority and Joanne Cocchiola, Chairperson of the Historic=20 Organ Restoration Committee accepted the Citations. The New Jersey=20 Sports and Exposition Authority has set aside $1.17 million to initiate=20=   the repair and restoration process. The purpose of the Committee is to=20=   receive, administer, and distribute funds to restore and repair both=20 instruments.   Charles Swisher, Vice-President of the Atlantic City Convention Hall=20 Organ Society, spoke briefly about the history and urban legends=20 surrounding the Midmer-Losh organ and how the Atlantic City Convention=20=   Hall Organ Society was founded.   I attended the press conference because I am producing a documentary=20 about preserving America's historic pipe organs. After traveling the=20 country and visiting numerous pipe organs, to see an instrument of such=20=   monumental size and scale left me in awe. As a boy I read about the=20 Midmer-Losh organ in Reginald Foort's book "The Theater Organ." To=20 finally see it up close and personal all these years later was truly a=20=   highlight of my professional career as a producer. I hope to hear it=20 playing someday soon.   The console with its 1235 stop-keys, seven-manuals and seven swell=20 shoes was mind-boggling. Sitting at the console everything was easily=20 reachable and ergonomically designed.   I saw three of the seven blowers, one of which was nearly the size of a=20=   VW bus. There are relays that go on forever and more pipes than I have=20=   ever seen in one location (and I only toured one of eight chambers!).=20 The scale of some of the 32' pedal ranks was like walking in the land=20 of the giants: pipes so big, you could easily fall down inside of them=20=   =97 short fat little pipes scaled the size of a quarter! =97 100" and = 50"=20 of wind is found all over the place, and a quality of workmanship of=20 which any organ builder would definitely approve.   Even though instruments of this magnitude are clearly examples of sheer=20=   exuberance and ego, they are representative of an era of grandeur,=20 greatness and permanence. =46rom an artistic and auditory perspective I=20=   cannot comment on its sound except for the recordings I have heard.=20 While in Boardwalk Hall, a small stereo system played cuts from some of=20=   the various CDs of the Midmer-Losh. Hearing the recorded sound of the=20 organ bouncing around in that beautiful acoustic provided me a hint at=20=   what will someday be a soul moving experience.   I had the opportunity to interview L. Curt Mangel, III. Curt is the=20 curator of the Wanamaker organ at the Lord and Taylor department store=20=   in Philadelphia. He also is chairman of the Technical Committee of the=20=   Historic Organ Restoration Committee, Inc. As such he will play an=20 important role during the restoration of both the Kimball and=20 Midmer-Losh organs. His track record in pulling together and managing=20 the team, which successfully finished restoration of the Wanamaker=20 organ, makes him a perfect match for this monumental project. After=20 speaking with Curt at length, I experienced first-hand his confidence=20 to take on a project of this enormity. Im my opinion, I feel he is the=20=   right person to bring this project to fruition. When Curt is finished=20 with this project, some six years after restoration begins, he will=20 have accomplished in his lifetime a direct influence in the restoration=20=   of TWO of the greatest and largest pipe organs in the world - the=20 Wanamaker and Atlantic City organs.   Boardwalk Hall is a national landmark and is listed on the National=20 Register of Historic Sites and Places. The building and organs are=20 owned and operated by the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority.   This instrument is worthy of preservation because it represents an=20 important part of American culture, American history and the art of=20 organ building in America. I encourage everyone to consider becoming a=20=   member of the Atlantic City Convention Hall Organ Society (ACCHOS) and=20=   to voice their support of this national treasure.   A streaming video of the OHS citation presentation will be posted on=20 the ACCHOS website soon, so please visit the site often to stay=20 informed on the progress being made. (www.acchos.org)   Vic Ferrer   ****************   VicFerrerProductions.com San Francisco    
(back) Subject: Re: voluntaries at RC and Anglican funerals From: "noel jones" <gedeckt@usit.net> Date: Fri, 05 Nov 2004 19:38:49 -0500   Bud,   After all you have been through, you deserve the party first, then the graveside!   -- noel jones, aago noeljones@frogmusic.com ----------------------------------- 1 877 249-5251 Athens, TN USA   www.frogmusic.com Rodgers Organ Users Group Frog Music Press - Organ and MIDI Music FMP Organ Music Search Service Rodgers Organ Design & Voicing Services