PipeChat Digest #4851 - Tuesday, October 26, 2004
Re:my previous post
  by "Stan Yoder" <vze2myh5@verizon.net>
RE: Cresc and Decresc in French Music
  by "Emmons, Paul" <PEMMONS@wcupa.edu>
new Richard White mp3
  by "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@adelphia.net>
Off topic: seeking Mark Crowder
  by "Stephen Best" <stevebest@usadatanet.net>
this week's mp3
  by "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@adelphia.net>

(back) Subject: Re:my previous post From: "Stan Yoder" <vze2myh5@verizon.net> Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2004 09:50:26 -0400   was in error. Please forgive. It was meant for an organist friend who's in = the middle of it in Iraq.   Stan Yoder Pittsburgh    
(back) Subject: RE: Cresc and Decresc in French Music From: "Emmons, Paul" <PEMMONS@wcupa.edu> Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2004 19:53:18 -0400   Alan Taylor writes:   >The working of the swell pedal is left to the assistants to manage. On = many French organs it wouldn't be possible for the organist to do the task.   How often, then, are recordings of these Cavaille-Coll and other complex = 19th-century instruments made with the help of assistants who not only = take care of registration but might do more than that? It seems to me = that program notes ought to mention such console assistants, even = perhaps name them, but I'm not aware of any recordings for which this is = done. I've long been curious as to how often a marvelous recorded organ = performance has been accomplished with one or more assistants. = Knowing about this would tend to relieve one's guilt and sense of = inadequacy at not being capable of such a feat oneself. =20   Stephen Bicknell and others have described the atmosphere of the a = Parisian organ tribune 80 years ago as sometimes being similar to a = salon. Fashionable acquaintances, not necessarily students or other = organists, but especially admiring young ladies in some cases, would = gather around the console regularly in groups of over half a dozen. = Everyone in this circle might converse quietly during the mass at least = when the Titulaire was not playing. Bicknell has called it a splendidly = worldly counterpart to the splendidly spiritual goings-on at the other = end of the building, as though this juxtaposition contributed to the = charm of the dialogue in the French aesthetic view. The fact that the = organist could both follow such a conversation and be constantly aware = of the progress of the liturgy, never missing a cue, was among the = abilities others held in awe. I don't remember any mention anywhere, = however, of anyone's sharing the bench for the sake of working the swell = pedal.      
(back) Subject: new Richard White mp3 From: "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@adelphia.net> Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2004 19:20:43 -0700   Hello fellow organ-o-philes   I'm finally continuing my survey of Richard White's Preludes and Fugues, shared on these forums with his permission.   http://www.blackiris.com/orwig/white/White_Fmfantasy.mp3   The Prelude in f-minor.... You can find more information about RIchard's music at http://www.whitcopress.com/   Enjoy!   -Jonathan  
(back) Subject: Off topic: seeking Mark Crowder From: "Stephen Best" <stevebest@usadatanet.net> Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2004 23:09:33 -0400   Hi:   I'm trying to locate Mark Crowder, who I understand was involved in piano sales in the mid 1990's in one of the Carolinas. If you any information, please contact me off list. Thanks!   Steve Best in Utica, NY    
(back) Subject: this week's mp3 From: "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@adelphia.net> Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2004 22:46:51 -0700   This week's mp3 is Steve Best's Celebration Fanfare:   http://www.blackiris.com/orwig/Celefan.mp3   Enjoy....   Jonathan