PipeChat Digest #4854 - Wednesday, October 27, 2004
 
RE: Leon Boellmann
  by "John Jarvis" <jljarvis@comcast.net>
RE: Leon Boellmann
  by "John Jarvis" <jljarvis@comcast.net>
Re: leon boellmann
  by "Jan Nijhuis" <nijhuis@email.com>
Re: leon boellmann
  by "Jan Nijhuis" <nijhuis@email.com>
RE: leon boellmann
  by "Will Light" <will.light@btinternet.com>
 

(back) Subject: RE: Leon Boellmann From: "John Jarvis" <jljarvis@comcast.net> Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2004 21:16:18 -0700   You could mention that Michael Barone on this week's "Pipe Dreams = broadcast" said that he preferred the Boellmann Toccata from Suite Gothique over = the traditionally spooky Bach D minor to set a scary atmosphere. Now, I understand why I used to get the creeps practicing the Boellmann Toccata = at 1st Presbyterian Oakland - a spooky gothic styled church that is fairly = dark inside but has a wonderful Rosales Pipe Organ! This week's Pipe Dreams program is especially fun!   JJ    
(back) Subject: RE: Leon Boellmann From: "John Jarvis" <jljarvis@comcast.net> Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2004 21:19:37 -0700   Here's some Boellmann info from the Pipe Dream website that looks like = it came from Groves Music Dictionary"   Biography Bo=EBllmann, L=E9on (Born; Ensisheim, 25 Sept 1862; Died; Paris, 11 Oct 1897). French = organist and composer. He studied at the Ecole de Musique Classique et = Religieuse, Paris, and was organist of St Vincent-de-Paul; he also taught = improvisation and contributed to L'art musical. His output is typified by the modal = and liturgical organ works in Douze pi=E8ces op.16 (Circa;1890), but his best-known piece is the Suite gothique (1895).(c)Groves Dictionaries, MacMillan Publishers Limited, UK=20        
(back) Subject: Re: leon boellmann From: "Jan Nijhuis" <nijhuis@email.com> Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2004 13:16:14 +0800   Could not copy the message to the digest, there was no plain text part
(back) Subject: Re: leon boellmann From: "Jan Nijhuis" <nijhuis@email.com> Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2004 13:37:10 +0800   Could not copy the message to the digest, there was no plain text part
(back) Subject: RE: leon boellmann From: "Will Light" <will.light@btinternet.com> Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2004 09:25:56 +0100   This is a snippet from a recital programme I did a couple of years ago - looks like I didn't find much more than you did about Boellmann!!   L=E9on Ernest Bo=EBllmann 1862-1897 The name of L=E9on Bo=EBllmann is known to all organists above all = because of his brilliant Toccata for the instrument, the final movement of the = =93Suite Gothique=94. Born in Alsace in 1862, he served as organist at the church of St. Vincent-de-Paul in Paris from 1881 until his early death in 1897. He was = a prolific writer of organ music, however, and I have included some of his lesser known works in the programme today.   Will Light Coventry UK   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of BlueeyedBear@aol.com Sent: 27 October 2004 00:18 To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: leon boellmann   can someone help me out? this weekend, being one of the very rare occurences of halloween falling on a sunday, i'm playing boellmann's = toccata from the suite gothique for postlude. as usual, i like to put = interesting tidbits in the bulletin so the congregation can relate better to = whatever i'm playing.   i'm trying to find biographical info on leon boellmann, and am coming up shorthanded. i've found a few web sites via google, and have looked in = the corliss arnold and kratzenstein books, but they have almost nothing on = his life or works. can anyone tell me something more about this composer?   thanks a bunch!   scot in spokane   ****************************************************************** "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>