PipeChat Digest #4734 - Friday, September 3, 2004
 
Re: Option for organists [was: Re: Piano Selection]
  by "littlebayus@yahoo.com" <littlebayus@yahoo.com>
Cast Your Pearls Here . . . .
  by "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net>
Re: Option for organists [was: Re: Piano Selection]
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Option for organists [was: Re: Piano Selection]
  by "Jarle Fagerheim" <jarle_fagerheim@yahoo.co.uk>
Piano Selection
  by "First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois" <kzrev@rr1.net>
RE: Piano Selection
  by "Daniel Hancock" <dhancock@brpae.com>
Re: Subject: a question I can't answer, forsooth!
  by "F. Richard Burt" <effarbee@verizon.net>
Christmas Concert Ideas
  by <Joshwwhite@aol.com>
Rededication of the 1st Congregational Kimball 4/66
  by <Wuxuzusu@aol.com>
Re: Christmas Concert Ideas
  by "Liquescent" <quilisma@cox.net>
Re: Rededication of the 1st Congregational Kimball 4/66
  by "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org>
Re: Rededication of the 1st Congregational Kimball 4/66
  by "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com>
1st Congregational Church, Columbus OH
  by "Liquescent" <quilisma@cox.net>
1st Congregagational, Columbus, OH, Kimball 4/66
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
Re: Rededication of the 1st Congregational Kimball 4/66
  by "Paul Smith" <kipsmith@getgoin.net>
Re: Piano Selection
  by <Gfc234@aol.com>
Organs and Organists Online Update
  by "Octaaf" <octaaf@charter.net>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Option for organists [was: Re: Piano Selection] From: "littlebayus@yahoo.com" <littlebayus@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2004 02:26:46 -0700 (PDT)   How interesing...a pedal piano... Schumann wrote some works with this instrument in mind, right?   I wonder if this firm has an agent in other countries besides Italy....   Best wishes to all,     Morton Belcher fellow list member....   =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D --- Jan Nijhuis <nijhuis@email.com> wrote:   > [snip] > > Or for the organist wishing to include pedal > technique: Borgato --- http://www.borgato.it/ > >       __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? New and Improved Yahoo! Mail - Send 10MB messages! http://promotions.yahoo.com/new_mail  
(back) Subject: Cast Your Pearls Here . . . . From: "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2004 09:11:24 -0400   Consider joining, and casting your pearls of wisdom here. You will be in good excellent company, and are most welcome.   Dear Lists and Friends:   It's not a Mailing List, it's not a Newsgroup, it's not a bird, it's not a =   plane, it's a Discussion Board, and a particularly interesting one. I also =   think it a bit unusual on an Organbuilder's site, if not even unique. Does =   anyone know of another discussion board of its kind? I mean, I hope = they're out there somewhere, because it is a great idea, but it's not quite what = you may think. There is no commercial value in this for Mander Organs - there are NO "commercials!" It's a place where true Organ enthusiasts can meet = and discuss topics of interest to them, all relating to the instrument we all love, and I would like to invite you to join it. Its emphasis is, = naturally, on things English, which I think you would find of particular interest. = Aren't we all closet Anglophiles?   Like all public fora - guest books, for example - this board has been plagued by the ever resourceful spammers. You can't believe how clever and =   persistent they are. One recurring pattern is: "Hi. This is a great site. = I've learned an enormous amount from it. May I now ask you to check out our = site at hallucinogensforall@braindead.com ?" The site almost got choked by = this stuff - those of you with websites with guestbooks know well all about this - and so a decision was made to require a simple registration, free, = of course. More about that later.   In the free-for-all days (before registration), a great number of topics = got explored, and I am pleased to say that none of that discussion has been tossed out. It is there, but, as you will understand, is "read only!" I = went through it again over the last couple of days, and noted some of the = topics dealt with: Console Proportions, A Spanish Organ Broadcast, the 1997 Klais =   at Bath Abbey, Bordeaux-DomBedos at Quoirin, Ampleforth Abbey, All Saints = - Hove, Pipe Speech Instability, Changing the Pitch of an Organ, Broadcast Organ Music - or Lack of It, Removing Paint from Pipes, The Royal Festival =   Hall, Wind Pressures, Dom Bedos Tremulants, the Sauer Organ in Berlin Cathedral, AND just about every aspect of the newly rebuilt Organ in the Royal Albert Hall, which is, of course, of great national interest in the U.K.   None of this was ever thought to, in any way, take the place of the venerable list, PipOrg-L, which has nurtured me in so many ways since I joined it too many years ago. This goes equally for the newer Pipechat. = They both continue to provide that nourishment. The Mander Discussion Board is different, having, for one thing, an English perspective. The majority of writers are English, but there are others from parts of Europe, Australia, =   and the U. S. A. I must say also that some are surprised that one of the occasional participants is John Mander himself, who had much to do = handling comments about the Albert Hall Organ, which the company had just rebuilt. Toward the end of the big Atlanta project (Peachtree Road UMC), I recall = one of the crew saying: "Well, now I must get home and make 46 new chests for the Albert Hall!" That tells of the enormity of that project.   Well now, the new discussion board, for which you must register, has shown =   many signs of life. I am intrigued by a discussion of the old Birmingham Town Hall, which has just (HALLELUIA!) had several acres of carpet = removed. http://www.mander-organs.com/html/birmingham_town_hall.html That will = take you right to a picture and specification of this weighty and meaty bit of Victorian lovely excess. You don't have to register to READ the new discussion, but you must register to POST, and it is easy and non-threatening. No credit card required!! It's really just name and = e-mail address.   The following letter, from Karl-Bernhardin Kropf, Organist of the largest surviving Two-Manual Schnitger Organ, at the beautiful gem of a church in Neuenfeld, appeared recently on the new Discussion Board. I am quoting = only the last bit, an example of the importance of this Board. You will = remember discussions of the danger in which this Organ was placed, as the Airbus factory required additional runway space. Here is the Good News - the Triumph or Art and History over Industry - just this once!   "There was heavy struggling on both sides, but on Tuesday, 10 August, the last . . . of several court decisions ruled a stop for any further = expansion work! So this means that the church and the Organ seem to be SAVED! The named research on how the church could be harmed by A380 planes passing = the building was surely co-initiated by the huge number of Organ friends from four continents, who contributed to the INZENZO campaign. Many, many = thanks to all of you (about 500 Organists and experts) who have written letters, mails, etc . . . ! You are welcome to visit www.schnitgerorgel.de for more =   details. Thanks and greetings! Karl-Bernhardin Kropf."   And Malcolm says, please also visit www.mander-organs.com and right on the =   opening page, you will see a little circle, on which you can click to = reach the new, unspammed Discussion Board, with directions for going back to the =   old postings as well.   Thanks - Malcolm Wechsler, www.mander-organs.com      
(back) Subject: Re: Option for organists [was: Re: Piano Selection] From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2004 09:32:17 -0400   On 9/2/04 5:26 AM, "littlebayus@yahoo.com" <littlebayus@yahoo.com> wrote:   > How interesing...a pedal piano... Schumann wrote some works with this > instrument in mind, right?   As I recall, Albert Schweizer had one=8Ban upright, with pedals=8Bat Lambarene in ?French West Africa? Some problems, though, with termites, I think.   Alan    
(back) Subject: Re: Option for organists [was: Re: Piano Selection] From: "Jarle Fagerheim" <jarle_fagerheim@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2004 15:50:45 +0200 (CEST)   > As I recall, Albert Schweizer had one?an upright, > with pedals?at Lambarene > in ?French West Africa? Some problems, though, with > termites, I think. > > Alan   Albert Schweitzer's pedal piano was given to him by the Bach Society in Paris when he left for Lambarene in 1913. It was built especially for the tropical climate (and for surviving termites?), and Schweitzer really appreciated it. I believe he also had one at his home in G=FCnsbach.   - Jarle   ______________________________________________________ F=E5 den nye Yahoo! Messenger p=E5 http://no.messenger.yahoo.com/ Nye ikoner og bakgrunner, webkamera med superkvalitet og dobbelt s=E5 = morsom  
(back) Subject: Piano Selection From: "First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois" <kzrev@rr1.net> Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2004 10:22:23 -0500   Give me an OLD Chickering grand any day.........great action, and absolutely wonderful reverberating, thundering bass!   Dennis Steckley   "Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."--Dr. Seuss        
(back) Subject: RE: Piano Selection From: "Daniel Hancock" <dhancock@brpae.com> Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2004 10:23:40 -0500   Absolutely-aren't they wonderful? The actions are responsive and easy to play-and the bass is not harsh, but full and round. Even the little 1871 Rosewood "Studio" upright Chickering I have has the most sensitive action I've ever played on a little upright, and that characteristic bass. Perhaps in organ terms, I would characterize it as "bourdon-like"-maybe.   =20   There are no studio pianos on the market today that can compete with that, no matter who makes them!   =20   Daniel=20   Springfield, Missouri   =20   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2004 10:22 AM To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: Piano Selection   =20   Give me an OLD Chickering grand any day.........great action, and   absolutely wonderful reverberating, thundering bass!   =20   Dennis Steckley   =20   "Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."--Dr. Seuss   =20   =20   =20   =20  
(back) Subject: Re: Subject: a question I can't answer, forsooth! From: "F. Richard Burt" <effarbee@verizon.net> Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2004 11:08:48 -0600   Hello, Keith:   > I tho't I read in your message that this church might be interested in a > Baptist Hymnal in recorded form. I did not find our present Baptist Hymnal > listed in this form by the publisher, but the following site claims to have > the 1991 Baptist Hymnal in both MIDI files as well as orchestrated CDs.   The MIDI files are playable on a keyboard, . . . not on an organ, for the resultant sound is supposedly an orchestrated arrangement of the tunes. I tried several of their MIDI files but the notation for the organ part is only partially there, as the melody and harmony is dispersed through all of the instruments, according to the whim of the arranger.   Bummer.   I am still looking for a decent collection of the hymnal(s) that can be played through most of the organs with MIDI input.   F. Richard Burt Dorian Organs     ..      
(back) Subject: Christmas Concert Ideas From: <Joshwwhite@aol.com> Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2004 17:33:57 EDT   Hello list members, This Christmas, our pianist and I are planning a festival of = keyboards, presented by FUMC, Graham. We are bringing in 2 other pianos, we will = have 6-8 adult pianists, and 6 children. Along with the program, the organ = will be featured throughout. Our idea is to present the talent of our church = to the community. I am looking for Christmas arrangements for organ duets, four hands, four =   feet. The organist who will be joining me is Helen Hawkins, who was the organist at FUMC from 1960-2000. We will be using piano arrangements by Dr. Jerry Aultman who has a similar program each year at First Baptist Church, Dallas. Can someone = recommend organ duets for the program? Thanks, Josh White Organist, FUMC Graham Texas  
(back) Subject: Rededication of the 1st Congregational Kimball 4/66 From: <Wuxuzusu@aol.com> Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2004 18:05:16 EDT   Greetings all,   The rededication of the First Congregational 4/66 Kimball will be given on =   October 17, 2004, at 4PM. The organist is Thomas Murray.   Better arrive early to get a seat.   List members might want to check with the church office for the year long series of events featuring the Kimball along with the Beckerath in the = balcony. One such performance will feature both organs plus many orchestra members = and choir on stage.   More information may be obtained by calling 614/228/1741.   I listened in on the tonal finishing today. Awesome!   Stan Krider  
(back) Subject: Re: Christmas Concert Ideas From: "Liquescent" <quilisma@cox.net> Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2004 15:25:46 -0700   The Walcha edition of the Handel Organ Concerti (Schott) has a reduction of the orchestral parts for a second keyboard player printed in the solo part so it can be played on a second organ or harpsichord.   Composers used to issue two-piano editions of their large orchestral works in the days before recordings ... many of those (particular Mozart) are easily adaptable. I can't give you specific titles, but any old, large library should have them. I *think* the Mozart is published by Peters, and is still in print.   There was also a Silver Burdett (?) series of volumes of standard orchestral works arranged for one and two pianos. Some of those work for two organs, particularly slow movements of symphonies. Oberlin Conservatory library had the set.   Cheers,   Bud   Joshwwhite@aol.com wrote:   > Hello list members, > This Christmas, our pianist and I are planning a festival of > keyboards, presented by FUMC, Graham. We are bringing in 2 other > pianos, we will have 6-8 adult pianists, and 6 children. Along with the =   > program, the organ will be featured throughout. Our idea is to present > the talent of our church to the community. > I am looking for Christmas arrangements for organ duets, four hands, > four feet. The organist who will be joining me is Helen Hawkins, who > was the organist at FUMC from 1960-2000. > We will be using piano arrangements by Dr. Jerry Aultman who has a > similar program each year at First Baptist Church, Dallas. Can someone > recommend organ duets for the program? > Thanks, > Josh White > > Organist, FUMC > Graham Texas      
(back) Subject: Re: Rededication of the 1st Congregational Kimball 4/66 From: "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org> Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2004 17:23:25 -0500   At 6:05 PM -0400 9/2/04, Wuxuzusu@aol.com wrote: >Greetings all, > >The rededication of the First Congregational 4/66 Kimball will be >given on October 17, 2004, at 4PM. The organist is Thomas Murray. >   So WHERE???   Please, make sure you include City and State with announcements like this. Even if I was interested and was free to go that night I have no idea of WHERE this is happening.   David -- **************************************** David Scribner Owner / Co-Administrator PipeChat   http://www.pipechat.org mailto:admin@pipechat.org  
(back) Subject: Re: Rededication of the 1st Congregational Kimball 4/66 From: "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com> Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2004 17:32:53 -0500   Wuxuzusu@aol.com wrote:   > Greetings all, > > The rededication of the First Congregational 4/66 Kimball will be > given on October 17, 2004, at 4PM. The organist is Thomas Murray   If I may, exactly which First Congregational house this 4 / 66 Kimball? The buiding which first comes to my mind which bore this name once held a 1 / 3 Wicks, and then entire building is probably only a little bigger than the swell box of a 4 / 66 instrument.....   ns  
(back) Subject: 1st Congregational Church, Columbus OH From: "Liquescent" <quilisma@cox.net> Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2004 15:41:59 -0700   http://www.first-church.org/   Beckerath in the back, Kimball in the front.   Cheers,   Bud      
(back) Subject: 1st Congregagational, Columbus, OH, Kimball 4/66 From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2004 18:59:23 EDT   It's such a famous organ that the poster probably thought most of us = knew it -- especially since its restoration has been discussed on several chat lists for a few years now. It's an beautiful and elegant instrument of its genre. Congratulations to the church and to the community.   SMG  
(back) Subject: Re: Rededication of the 1st Congregational Kimball 4/66 From: "Paul Smith" <kipsmith@getgoin.net> Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2004 19:17:07 -0500   Wouldn't it be nice if you included the rest of us in your invitation by = disclosing at least what state this "First Congregational" is in? = Kip Smith ----- Original Message -----=20 From: Wuxuzusu@aol.com=20 To: pipechat@pipechat.org=20 Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2004 5:05 PM Subject: Rededication of the 1st Congregational Kimball 4/66=20     Greetings all,   The rededication of the First Congregational 4/66 Kimball will be = given on October 17, 2004, at 4PM. The organist is Thomas Murray.=20   Better arrive early to get a seat.   List members might want to check with the church office for the year = long series of events featuring the Kimball along with the Beckerath in = the balcony. One such performance will feature both organs plus many = orchestra members and choir on stage.=20   More information may be obtained by calling 614/228/1741.   I listened in on the tonal finishing today. Awesome!   Stan Krider
(back) Subject: Re: Piano Selection From: <Gfc234@aol.com> Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2004 20:59:33 EDT   In a message dated 9/2/2004 10:19:48 AM Central Daylight Time, = kzrev@rr1.net writes:   Give me an OLD Chickering grand any day.........great action, and absolutely wonderful reverberating, thundering bass!   Dennis Steckley   "Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."--Dr. Seuss       I've got a 1914 Chickering- 123 scale. It is my parents and is now at my =   condo because my Mason and Hamlin BB did not fit through the door!!! = grrrrrrrrr I've been house hunting. he he he ___________________________________________________________________________= ___ _________ _______________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ _______________________________ ________________ Gregory Francis Ceurvorst 1921 Sherman Avenue # GS Evanston, IL 60201 847.332.2788 home/fax 708.243.2549 mobile _Home Email: gfc234@aol.com_ (mailto:gfc234@aol.com) _Mobile Email: gfc234@nextel.blackberry.net_ (mailto:gfc234@nextel.blackberry.net)    
(back) Subject: Organs and Organists Online Update From: "Octaaf" <octaaf@charter.net> Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2004 21:41:30 -0500   Greetings,   Six new MP3 files have been added and are available for download in the Organs and Organists Online downloads section. Dutch Organist Bert Visser plays music by Barie, Bonnet, Delvincourt, and Dupre on the III/P/53 Maarschalkerweerd Organ at St. Jacobuskerk, The Hague, and the III/P/48 Seifert Organ at Immanuelkerk, Maasslius, The Netherlands. Outstanding performances!   Other updates include Daniel Hancock's residence organ project, the = II/P/11 rank Felgemaker Opus 1067 (1910). Photos and stop list are located in the "Organs" section. Click on "Residence Organs". Bless you Daniel for rescuing this fine instrument! Billy Mayerl's "Sussex Downs" is available in .pdf format in the "Scores" section, courtesy of John Foss.   Cheers,   Tim Grenz Webmaster, Organs and Organists Online http://www.organsandorganistsonline.com