PipeChat Digest #4818 - Tuesday, October 12, 2004
Re: Paris Questions
  by "Jan Nijhuis" <nijhuis@email.com>
Glenda's Comment & Paul's oldest municipal organ
  by "First Christian Church of Casey, IL" <kzrev@rr1.net>
Re: Concert in VT, 11/20/04 x-post
  by "Harry Grove" <musicman@cottagemusic.co.uk>

(back) Subject: Re: Paris Questions From: "Jan Nijhuis" <nijhuis@email.com> Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2004 12:39:42 +0800   Agreed.   Notre Dame is big, Notre Dame is popular, Notre Dame is five manuals of won= derful Aristide Cavaill=E9-Coll, but those Cavaill=E9-Coll pipes cover half= the rose window and the constant din of tourists shuffling through Notre D= ame Cathedral -- and the occasional shhhhing of the masses by a priest -- c= an make for less-than-ideal organ listening experience. Recitals, I suspect= are a bit more respectful and quiet, but the organist is likely to select= music where he can couple in the "party hooters" (trompette en chamade?) t= o show off the instrument.   I suspect that you are not in the minority of stating a preference for anot= her organ in the city of Paris. There are a lot of small churches and sever= al large ones that one can take in.   ----- Original Message ----- From: Karl Moyer <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu> <snip> >=20 > I heard the organ at Notre Dame in a recital but liked the St. Eustac= he > organ better, if that's allowed. >=20 > I'd be eager to see others' reactions to these suggestions. -- Jan Nijhuis nijhuis@email.com   --=20 ___________________________________________________________ Sign-up for Ads Free at Mail.com http://promo.mail.com/adsfreejump.htm   I  
(back) Subject: Glenda's Comment & Paul's oldest municipal organ From: "First Christian Church of Casey, IL" <kzrev@rr1.net> Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2004 23:54:24 -0500   Glenda said, "that doesn't make you a bad person, as a former public defender friend used to say about his ax-murdering clients."   Reminds me, Glenda, of the story of the man who murdered his parents, then pleaded for mercy because he was an orphan!   Paul Opel, it was either here or Piporg-L a few months ago that there was = a discussion about the oldest municipal organ. The Johnson in the Madison, Indiana town hall (original installation, but was ONLY a church at first; later sold to the town) is older than the one you mentioned, but IIRC = there were several organs mentioned considerably older than that one.     Dennis Steckley Lover of Cats, Pipe Organs & 1940-65 Sewing Machines    
(back) Subject: Re: Concert in VT, 11/20/04 x-post From: "Harry Grove" <musicman@cottagemusic.co.uk> Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2004 07:59:29 +0100   You might like to get in touch with Kidderminster and the *Hill Organ Promotion Society - who have similar claims in mind - and whose organ will =   shortly be undergoing refurbishment, along with the Town Hal itself. Town Organist - Tim Morris <tim_morris@assocs1.freeserve.co.uk>   *Dedicated to promoting the Organ, built by William Hill, in Kidderminster =   Town Hall This Voluntary Organisation, established in 1993, is chaired by Tim Morris = - the Kidderminster Town Hall Organist .. This instrument is a fine example of William Hill's work, built in 1855, being one of the earliest examples of a 'municipal instrument .. located = in a Civic Building'. The full specification of the instrument is available upon request.   Harry Grove [a.k.a. a local musicman]   ________________________________________ ----- Original Message ----- From: "Paul Opel" <popel@sover.net> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Cc: <PIPORG-L@listserv.albany.edu> Sent: Tuesday, October 12, 2004 1:41 AM Subject: Concert in VT, 11/20/04 x-post     > > This organ was given to the town of Shrewsbury in 1867, at which time = the > ceiling of the church was raised to a barrel vault from flat, by a > gentleman who wanted his daughter to have a proper wedding with an = organ. > The church is in the upper floor of the Town Hall, so the organ is > technically owned by the town- as far as I know, this makes it the = oldest > extant municipal organ in the country, unaltered, unmoved, and still = under > the original ownership. Please correct me if I'm wrong- but it's a nice > claim to be able to make! >