PipeChat Digest #4916 - Monday, November 22, 2004
 
Re: Cardinal Glenda
  by "Cole" <rcolev@woh.rr.com>
Four new tracks on O & O O
  by "John F oss" <harkat@kat.forthnet.gr>
Re: Christmas Eve Musical Plans
  by "Beau Surratt" <Beau.Surratt@theatreorgans.com>
RE: Cardinal Glenda
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
This week's mp3 - Loret Chacone
  by "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@adelphia.net>
Virgil Fox - First Recorded Live Perfomances - 1946
  by <Organarts@aol.com>
Re: Reader's Digest Organ Collection
  by "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@earthlink.net>
Re: Reader's Digest Organ Collection
  by "M Fox" <ophicleide16@direcway.com>
Re: Christmas Eve Musical Plans
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
today's selections
  by <RMB10@aol.com>
Music for Christ the King
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Bud's M=F6ller
  by "First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois" <kzrev@rr1.net>
Re: Bud's M=F6ller
  by "Liquescent" <quilisma@cox.net>
Re: today's selections
  by "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com>
Re: today's selections
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
today's selections (xpost)
  by <Innkawgneeto@cs.com>
re: today's selections
  by <RMB10@aol.com>
What the...
  by "Andy Lawrence" <andy@ablorgans.com>
Re: What the...
  by "Jan Nijhuis" <nijhuis@email.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Cardinal Glenda From: "Cole" <rcolev@woh.rr.com> Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2004 07:14:40 -0500   Ah, yes, I recall Francis Cardinal Spellman. He used to give such touching =   homilies during the Eucharist at Midnight Mass on Christmas on TV. Of course, the Cardinal's messages were pre-recorded as he was away visiting our boys in the service. I wonder if they played an organ for those = Masses?   Oh, your Eminence, I'm thinking , , , PASTELS!   Cole Votaw   >Hello, Glenda: > >You wrote: > > > Ah! Cardinal Glenda. Now there's a concept ... > >. . . .or would that have to be "Glenda K. Cardinal Sutton? >Don't we apply some protocol with being named a Cardinal? >. . . .and we should be proper in addressing you at all times. > >F. Richard Burt    
(back) Subject: Four new tracks on O & O O From: "John F oss" <harkat@kat.forthnet.gr> Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2004 14:51:14 +0200   We have four new tracks uploaded today, featuring four different organs = from far and wide. We visit The US, Australia, Italy and Sweden. Can't get much =   wider distribution than that! Marc Giacone plays Marian Sawa's "Fuga = Bolero" on the III/55 2002 Laukhuff Organ in the Cattedrale di Bologna, Bologna, Italy, David Patrick plays the 3rd Movement of Guilmant's Sonata No. 4, = Op. 61 in D minor on the III/62 2000 Van den Heuvel Organ in the Katarina Church, Stockholm, Sweden and the home team is represented by Tim Grenz's = 14 year old son Jared playing Bach's "Jesu Joy of Man's desiring" on the trumpet accompanied by proud father Timothy on the II/23 1960 Reuter Organ =   in Chetek Lutheran Church Wisconsin. The final new track is the "Golden Era - part 1" - more from my Australian holiday concert at Malvern Town = Hall on the III/132 Compton organ in the Theatre Organ Section. This is what = you might have heard if you had been in the Odeon, Swiss Cottage on a Saturday =   morning 50 years ago!   We have now had 10,353 visitors to the site in 16 weeks, according to the webstats maintained by our host, powweb. Thank you for coming. Personally = I am overwhelmed by this response - never did I think that it would become quite so successful so quickly. I really don't know how so many people = have found us - I can understand some members of the lists of which I am a = member finding their way to our home page, but even if all of them were to come, this would only account for about 2,000 visitors. Of the 10,353 visitor at =   5.46 am today, 6,761 were first time visitors. Top ten downloads this = month are :       1 Toccata from Symphony V Widor played by Tmothy =   Grenz 228 downloads   2 Malvern Town Hall Concert - Mozart's "Rondo" John Foss 165   3 Malvern T H - Brahms Kinderscenen John Foss 160   4 Variations de Concert Bonnet John Foss 141   5 Improvisation "Carmes" Marc Giacone 136   6 Toccata Aurora Koehne Mark Quarmby 135   6 Toccata-improvisation = Jon K Fjellestad 135   8 Sortie de F=E9te Delvincourt Bert Visser 131   9 Prelude and Fugue in e BWV 555 J S Bach Arnoud deGroen 130   10 Zadok the Priest - Handel (RC Choir Festival) John Foss 128       I will do a complete analysis of the download figures since we went on = line, but it is quite a big job as there are 40 pages of figures to go through!       John Foss      
(back) Subject: Re: Christmas Eve Musical Plans From: "Beau Surratt" <Beau.Surratt@theatreorgans.com> Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2004 06:51:46 -0600   Hi! Prelude music may vary depending on how the final schedule turns out, but I usually do a few of these among others:   Variations on 'Il est ne" Marcel Dupre In Dulci Jubilo- Marcel Dupre In Dulci Jubilo- Karg-Elert Berceuse- Vierne Joy to the World- Michael Burkhardt Greensleeves- Burkhardt Carol Rhapsody- Purvis In Dulci Jubilo- Bach     For the postlude, it is almost always:   Flourish on 'Joy to the Word'- Michael Dell Blessings, Beau Surratt Director of Music and Organist First United Lutheran Church, ELCA 6705 Hohman Ave. Hammond, IN 46324     -----Original Message----- From: "John Jarvis" <jljarvis@comcast.net> To: "'PipeChat'" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2004 20:42:54 -0800 Subject: Christmas Eve Musical Plans   > I am putting the finishing touches on my Prelude / Offertory / Postlude > plans for December and am looking for something new for Christmas Eve. > What > are you planning to play for Christmas Eve services? > > JJ > >      
(back) Subject: RE: Cardinal Glenda From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2004 07:38:45 -0600   There will be NO 'Seaside colors' during my tenure.   I gotta go pack.   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com     -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of Cole Sent: Sunday, November 21, 2004 6:15 AM   Oh, your Eminence, I'm thinking , , , PASTELS!          
(back) Subject: This week's mp3 - Loret Chacone From: "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@adelphia.net> Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2004 07:00:18 -0800   Hello, fellow organophiles:   This week's mp3 is the Chacone by Cl=E9ment Loret from his 12 pieces:   http://evensongmusic.net/audio/Loret12-3.mp3   (and yes, before the spelling police get to me, it si spelled "Chacone" in the score!)   Enjoy!   Jonathan  
(back) Subject: Virgil Fox - First Recorded Live Perfomances - 1946 From: <Organarts@aol.com> Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2004 10:46:53 EST       On February 15, 20 and 26, 1946, Virgil Fox played three concerts at the Coolidge Auditorium in Washington, DC. These three performances were = played on Skinner Organ Co.'s Opus 531, 1925.     A total of 43 pieces were performed - many of the compositions Fox never played again during his career. These are truly archival recordings - not = of the highest quality as they were most probably originally taken from acetate recordings. Pops and clicks have been removed, but all else was kept as to =   not compromise the fragile sound quality.     A PDF of the three-evening program contents can be downloaded from http://www.organarts.com/program.pdf     All in all, the recordings are charming and Fox makes the 27 rank = instrument sound much larger than it is. As a reference recording, and an example of Fox's early style, these are important historic examples.     Sound samples can be found at http://www.cafepress.com/virgilfox/407974     Len  
(back) Subject: Re: Reader's Digest Organ Collection From: "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@earthlink.net> Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2004 10:02:40 -0600   Hi, Dale --   Do an eBay search on "Reader's Digest organ" and you should find several available examples of the various RD sets. They appear rather = regularly...!   --Tim   At 12:42 AM 11/21/2004, Dale wrote: >want to sell it?    
(back) Subject: Re: Reader's Digest Organ Collection From: "M Fox" <ophicleide16@direcway.com> Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2004 08:08:27 -0800     ----- Original Message -----=20 From: ProOrgo53@aol.com=20   >While scouring through stacks of 33-1/3 rpm long-playing stereophonic = LPs this afternoon at a 50%-off sale in one of our >local thrift shops, = I discovered the program notes-booklet only - (separated from the box = and LPs - alas!) of a 1980 >release by Reader's Digest, "The Mighty Pipe = Organ plays Golden Favorites." =20   Odd. I have this as a 4-LP set, and I see a listing (whether correct = or not I do not know) describing it as a 5-LP set. The 1980 date is well = after its first release (1969). The 4-LP version is Richard Purvis (at = Symphony Hall & Grace Cathedral), Paul Mickelson (at St. John the Divine = & Wanamaker), Billy Nalle (Strand, Pittsburgh & Senate, Detroit), and = Dick Leibert (Palace, Rochester & Radio City Music Hall).   Although some Reader's Digest recordings are amazingly good (done by = the UK Decca recording team), this isn't one of them. They're Dynagroove = pressings, always bad news, and I wouldn't recognize Symphony Hall or = Grace Cathedral (except for the Erz=E4hlers & 4' Flute) or St. John the = Divine (except for the State Trumpet).   The 4 LP version is as common as records get, and I would imagine I = could find 2 or 3 copies within a couple of hours on the local thrift = store circuit.   MAF    
(back) Subject: Re: Christmas Eve Musical Plans From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2004 10:42:43 -0800 (PST)   Hello,   I "wish" I could play the Langlais "La Nativite" on a baroque organ, but alas......   We intersperse carols and organ-music before Mass, and I can usually fit in two to three pieces during communion.   So, I will probably play some or all of the following:-   Daquin - Noel (possibly G major)   Berceuse - Vierne (I can actually make this work)   In Dulci Jubilo (pp) Bach   Sinfonia Cantata 29 - Bach   In Dulci Jubilo (ff) Bach   The opening and one or two of the "Variations on a Noel" - Dupre   Post Mass:   Either,   the final Fugue from the Dupre "Variations on a Noel" - (if I get the practise time)   or   Toccata from Symph.5 - Widor   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK   > > -----Original Message----- > From: "John Jarvis" <jljarvis@comcast.net> > To: "'PipeChat'" <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2004 20:42:54 -0800 > Subject: Christmas Eve Musical Plans > > > I am putting the finishing touches on my Prelude / > Offertory / Postlude > > plans for December and am looking for something > new for Christmas Eve. > > What > > are you planning to play for Christmas Eve > services?       __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? The all-new My Yahoo! - Get yours free! http://my.yahoo.com    
(back) Subject: today's selections From: <RMB10@aol.com> Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2004 14:15:55 EST   Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Charlotte, NC November 21, 2004 7:30 AM Male Chorus, Darone McNeil, guest vocalist 9:15 AM Alive 4 Christ and Children's Choir 11:15 AM Youthful Praise (Middle School Choir) Today, with two of the church's childrens/youth choirs singing and a guest = soloist, as well as two of the adult choirs, we had LOTS of music, which precipitated us also singing different hymns and prayer responses at each = of the services. Because of that, I'm not going to list them all, because it = would go on for pages... I am listing only the organ music that I played = today. Music for Preparation: Now Thank We All Our God arr. Michael = Burkhardt Postlude: Le Christ-Roi (Christ the King) Dom Paul Benoit Monty Bennett  
(back) Subject: Music for Christ the King From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2004 16:13:27 -0500   Saint Luke's Church (ELCA), Manhattan Christ the King, 2004   I often describe our music as =B3eclectic=B2; today gives a good example of why= ..   Prelude: Sarabande (Herbert Howells) Processional: O God of God, O Light of Light (O GROSSER GOTT) Hymn of the Day: O Christ, What Can It Mean for Us? (ALL SAINTS NEW) Anthem: Ain=B9a That Good News (Wm. L. Dawson) Sanctus/Benedictus, Memorial Acclatmations, and Great Amen (all on piano, real rock=B9em sock=B9em Gospel style, but with loads of smoke on the usual typical bounciest parts) Our Father: Plainsong, a cappella Communion motet: And I Saw a New Heaven (Edgar Bainton) Recessional: Rejoice, O Pilgrim Throng (MARION) Postlude: Acclamations Carolingiennes (Suite M=E9di=E9vale) (Jean Langlais) (new to me, and quite smashing!)   Alan            
(back) Subject: Bud's M=F6ller From: "First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois" <kzrev@rr1.net> Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2004 16:05:44 -0600   Bud said, "later M=F6ller practice organs=20 (now in Cincinnati, I think) that had an INDESCRIBABLE 16-8-4 Regal unit   as the only 16' in the pedal. Low C was about a foot tall, and fat, like   a mortar shell. The sound was like the mating call of a lovesick loon=20 echoing across a foggy lake at dawn"   But, Bud, that would be perfect for organ transcriptions of Debussy. I'm especially thinking of "Claire, de Loon!" ;>)   Dennis Steckley   "Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."--Dr. Seuss        
(back) Subject: Re: Bud's M=F6ller From: "Liquescent" <quilisma@cox.net> Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2004 14:17:46 -0800   Go to your ROOM, Dennis!   ROFLMAO!!   Bud   First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois wrote:   > Bud said, "later M=F6ller practice organs > (now in Cincinnati, I think) that had an INDESCRIBABLE 16-8-4 Regal unit > > as the only 16' in the pedal. Low C was about a foot tall, and fat, like > > a mortar shell. The sound was like the mating call of a lovesick loon > echoing across a foggy lake at dawn" > > But, Bud, that would be perfect for organ transcriptions of Debussy. > I'm especially thinking of "Claire, de Loon!" ;>) > > Dennis Steckley > > "Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."--Dr. Seuss > > > > > ****************************************************************** > "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: today's selections From: "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com> Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2004 16:51:30 -0800 (PST)   Immanuel Evangelical UCC Reign of Christ, Totenfest, with organ voluntaries for Thanksgiving Sermon: "Today in Paradise"   Prelude Setting of The Ash Grove J. Behnke Processional Hymn Crown With Your Richest Crowns Diademata Response-Alleluia, Alleluia Vesper Hymn Anthem: Ave Verum Corpus Mozart Offertory hymn: Before the Cross of Jesus Offertory meditation: Nun Danket Alle Gott (30 Short Chorales) Reger Prayer Response O, Hear Our Prayer oh Lord Arcadelt Closing Hymn Rejoice Ye Pure in Heart Marion Choral Benection Be With Us Lord Ellerton Postlude: Toccata on Old Hundredth M. Burkhardt     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!? Discover all that=92s new in My Yahoo!
(back) Subject: Re: today's selections From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2004 17:55:03 -0500   On 11/21/04 2:15 PM, "RMB10@aol.com" <RMB10@aol.com> wrote:   > Friendship Missionary Baptist Church > Charlotte, NC > November 21, 2004 > > 7:30 AM Male Chorus, Darone McNeil, guest vocalist   Any congregation that has a "guest vocalist" at a 7:30 service should be renamed "Friendship Masochism Baptist Church."   Tee hee.   Alan    
(back) Subject: today's selections (xpost) From: <Innkawgneeto@cs.com> Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2004 21:42:31 EST   United Methodist Church of Red Bank, New Jersey II/40 Hradetsky Tracker   November 21, 2004 Christ the King Sunday/Stewardship Consecration Sunday   PRELUDE: 2 Settings of NUN DANKET ALLE GOTT: --Chorale Prelude (J. S. Bach). -- Marche Triomphale (Karg-Elert).   HYMN MEDLEY: "Majesty" (MAJESTY) and "All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name" (CORONATION).   CHORAL WORSHIP: "E'en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come" (Manz). Sanctuary Choir.   CHORAL WORSHIP: "For the Beauty of the Earth" (Andrew Carter). "Lord, Here Am I" (John Ness-Beck). Wesley Singers (youth choir).   OFFERTORY: "A Jubilant Song" (Allen Pote). Combined Sanctuary Choir, Wesley Singers, and Bells.   HYMN: "Take My Life and Let it Be" (i forget the hymn tune, sorry).   No Postlude. A time of commitment followed the sermon. A dinner followed =   the time of commitment (I love church dinners).   We had a guest speaker from a Foundation that assists congregations with their stewardship campaigns. He was very good, but while he wanted us to = focus on the stewardship angle, the pastor and I both felt we needed to honor the liturgical day (thus the opening hymn medley and choral worship). It = ended up being a glorious worship experience.   We had ONE service today.   One of our choir members lost her mother back in May 2004. Her father, a retired university choral director, was in attendance today (his wife/her = mother was a gifted church organist). He made a point to thank me for the Karg-Elert, saying his wife would have loved it. That touched me.   The congregation, however, was absolutely amazed at our Youth Choir. They =   said they hadn't heard them sound THAT good in years!!   Peace to you all. Advent is here, arghhhhhh.   Neil by the Bay        
(back) Subject: re: today's selections From: <RMB10@aol.com> Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2004 23:10:35 EST   >> Friendship Missionary Baptist Church >> Charlotte, NC >> November 21, 2004 >> >> 7:30 AM Male Chorus, Darone McNeil, guest vocalist > >Any congregation that has a "guest vocalist" at a 7:30 service should be >renamed "Friendship Masochism Baptist Church." > >Tee hee. > >Alan   I know Alan meant this to be funny, but in all seriousness, why should the = 1,100+ who attend the 7:30AM service not get to hear the guest musicians = that the other services do? This guy came to sing at the 9:15 and 11:15 = services several weeks ago, but due to some other things that were going on in the =   early service that day, it was not feasible to have him sing for the 7:30 =   service. We wanted the early service attendees to be able to hear him = sing--he's got a fabulous voice. When we had our Men's Day celebration last month, with the 110 voice Male =   Chorus, the sang a concert one Saturday evening, and then sang for the = 9:15 and 11:15 services the following day, since it was not fair to them to have = them sing a concert and then sing three services the following morning. The = next week, they sang the early service so those people could hear them. It's just the way we do things...when you have a congregation of well over = 5,000 in a building that seats about 1,100 and 4 adult choirs plus guest vocalists and ensembles, someone will always have to sing at the early = service. Until our new sanctuary is built, that's just the way it is. At least we = are fairly humane at having a 7:30 service. We went on a choir tour this = past s ummer and one church we sang for had a 7:00AM service--we were there for = a sound check at 6:15AM! Now that's masochistic! Monty Bennett  
(back) Subject: What the... From: "Andy Lawrence" <andy@ablorgans.com> Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2004 01:37:54 -0500   Ok, ok, I know I'm the only one around here for whom this is news... I was = 5 when Virgil died. I was just surfing around virgilfoxlegacy.com and listening to a few things. Just heard Bach's Tocatta, Adagio, and Fugue = in C (Riverside). That guy was out of control! And the Tocatta from T&F in = d (also Riverside) just made me laugh... but in a good way. Never thought = I'd hear someone use 5 manuals and 10 pistons just in the Tocatta. Gosh, he = was sloppy sometimes, huh? But who cares... it sounded cool! But ugh... that =   Rodgers sounded awful. I mean ouch. Yipe. Obviously Virgil managed to make a good (very good!) living with it. Good for him... if it was me it would have been over before it started because I never would have dared = let a paying audience hear that thing!   Ok, everyone laugh at me now for not listening to him until now...   Andy, the late comer.     A.B.Lawrence Pipe Organ Service PO Box 111 Burlington, VT 05402 (802)578-3936 Visit our website at www.ablorgans.com    
(back) Subject: Re: What the... From: "Jan Nijhuis" <nijhuis@email.com> Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2004 15:41:06 +0800   Andy,=20   I don't feel any compelling need to laugh at you...   I think that Fox, like his contemporary Liberace, was an entertainer first,= and an organist second. I beleive he was both very talented and did a lot = to bring the (classical) organ, and organ music to a new generation of list= eners. Unlike theatre organists, Fox also brought Bach and other baroque an= d classical composers to the masses.=20   The Rodgers Touring Organs (and later the Allen) were early in the developm= ent electronic instruments. Unlike (Dr. Robert) Moog, (Don) Buchla, and (Al= an R. Pearlman) ARP synthesizers which were near conteporaries, the Rodgers= and Allen products were both polyphonic and addative in nature. Each organ= stop begins with a complex waveform, while synthezisers produced a few sim= ple wave forms that were modified by filtering, combining and adding effect= s.   Much of what I've heard of Fox's 'road shows' with the touring organ is tha= t he would push tone controls to their extremes. Nothing along the lines of= tonal finishing was done to prepare the organ for the concert hall. Also, = because he was reaching to the the "rock-'n-roll" youth, the organs amplifi= ers were crancked up to painful levels. The point of the touring organ was = touring ... G. Power Biggs did the same thing with a small tracker in small= er, "more refined" venues.   Is there ever a time that Fox played (publically) from sheet music? I doubt= it. He memorized everything and played darn near everything very fast. He = played an extensive repertoir throughout his career.   FYI. Fox died the day before I turned 20.=20   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Andy Lawrence" <andy@ablorgans.com> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Subject: What the... Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2004 01:37:54 -0500   > Ok, ok, I know I'm the only one around here for whom this is news... I wa= s 5=20 > when Virgil died. I was just surfing around virgilfoxlegacy.com and=20 > listening to a few things. Just heard Bach's Tocatta, Adagio, and Fugue = in=20 > C (Riverside). That guy was out of control! And the Tocatta from T&F in= d=20 > (also Riverside) just made me laugh... but in a good way. Never thought = I'd=20 > hear someone use 5 manuals and 10 pistons just in the Tocatta. Gosh, he = was=20 > sloppy sometimes, huh? But who cares... it sounded cool! But ugh... tha= t=20 > Rodgers sounded awful. I mean ouch. Yipe. Obviously Virgil managed to= =20 > make a good (very good!) living with it. Good for him... if it was me it= =20 > would have been over before it started because I never would have dared l= et=20 > a paying audience hear that thing! >=20 > Ok, everyone laugh at me now for not listening to him until now... >=20 > Andy, the late comer. >=20 > A.B.Lawrence Pipe Organ Service > PO Box 111 > Burlington, VT 05402 > (802)578-3936 > Visit our website at www.ablorgans.com   -- Jan Nijhuis nijhuis@email.com   --=20 ___________________________________________________________ Sign-up for Ads Free at Mail.com http://promo.mail.com/adsfreejump.htm