PipeChat Digest #5247 - Friday, April 1, 2005
 
Re: whom would you choose?
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: Audition requirements
  by "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org>
Re: Another old music book available - x-posted
  by "Don McClure" <McClure@cc.admin.unt.edu>
RE: whom would you choose?
  by "Bernadette Wagner" <musicalgrl90@yahoo.com>
First CD of Restored Royal Albert Hall organ, London, Weir Plays, also in
  by "William T. Van Pelt" <bill@organsociety.org>
need "valve" identity
  by "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu>
Re: [Theatreorgans-L] Four-manual WurliTzers (Chicago Theatre)
  by "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org>
AEolian-Skinner Opus 1062 Restored
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
Re: whom would you choose?
  by <DarrylbytheSea@aol.com>
Re: AEolian-Skinner Opus 1062 Restored
  by "Charles & Maria DeVita-Krug" <cdkrug@worldnet.att.net>
Re: AEolian-Skinner Opus 1062 Restored
  by "N. Russotto" <ravenrockdesigns@gmail.com>
Re: AEolian-Skinner Opus 1062 Restored
  by "Arie Vandenberg" <ArieV@ClassicOrgan.com>
PipeChat IRC this evening,
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca>
Re: PipeChat IRC this evening,
  by "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org>
Re: whom would you choose?
  by <RMaryman@aol.com>
Re: whom would you choose?
  by "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org>
RE: AEolian-Skinner Opus 1062 Restored
  by "TheShieling" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz>
Re: organ recordings
  by <Justinhartz@aol.com>
Re: organ recordings
  by "M Fox" <ophicleide16@direcway.com>
Re: whom would you choose?
  by "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org>
 

(back) Subject: Re: whom would you choose? From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2005 04:39:09 -0800 (PST)   Hello,   John Scott.....not that I am biased or anything!   ;-)   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK     --- Robert Lind <lindr@core.com> wrote: > Out of curiosity, if you were going to hire an > organist living in North > America to play a recital in your Chicago-area > church (in the suburbs), who > would be on your short list?     __________________________________ Yahoo! Messenger Show us what our next emoticon should look like. Join the fun. http://www.advision.webevents.yahoo.com/emoticontest  
(back) Subject: Re: Audition requirements From: "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org> Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2005 07:33:33 -0600   I read Stephen Roberts posting on auditions with great interest as I recently auditioned at a college. I knew I didn't do well and received confirmation this week with a letter suggesting that I consider some other major as my background indicated that it would be a difficult struggle to pursue a music degree. Since my interest is primarily in church music this is not = an option that I am interested in considering. I realize that it was primarily a form letter = as it ended with the comments about the transition from high school to college (at my age I barely remember much about high school, other than the fact that it was not the best days of my =   life) I certainly appreciate Stephen's comments and it I was not located too far =   away Western CT. would certainly be worth considering. Thanks for you well chosen comments.   Jon C. Habermaas Northern Illinois    
(back) Subject: Re: Another old music book available - x-posted From: "Don McClure" <McClure@cc.admin.unt.edu> Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2005 08:59:00 -0600       Don W. McClure, PE University of North Texas, Computing and Information Technology Center 940-565-3287 dwmac@unt.edu   and Organist/Choirmaster, St Andrews Church(Episcopal) Farmers Branch TX   >>> Wuxuzusu@aol.com 3/31/2005 7:02 PM >>> Greetings, =20 Since the response for the Karl Merz book was so huge, I also have a = regular=20 music book, " The Golden Chord, A Choice Collection of Favorites - = Modern=20 Piano-Forte Music" circa 1890s. =20 Again, there is no charge for the book; I simply want to preserve these = old =20 documents if possible. =20 Reply directly to me. Again, the first request I receive gets the book. =20 Thanks, Stan Krider   *******************reply****************   Mr. Krider--   I am interested in this book, if not already committed. Please advise as = to postage costs--Thanks!   dwm    
(back) Subject: RE: whom would you choose? From: "Bernadette Wagner" <musicalgrl90@yahoo.com> Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2005 09:37:51 -0800 (PST)   Doug Cleveland's pretty cool. He was a teacher at a POE I went to in '04. = Marilyn Keiser was supposed to be my teacher, but she had a shoulder = issue. Pretty cool, though. ~BW   Michael David <michaelandmaggy@comcast.net> wrote: My own preferences in alphabetical order but I think Ken Cowan will be at the top of any list.   Ken Cowan Doug Cleveland Marilyn Keiser Tom Murray John Scott   Michael     -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of Robert Lind Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2005 3:00 PM To: PIPORG-L@listserv.albany.edu Cc: PipeChat Subject: whom would you choose?   Out of curiosity, if you were going to hire an organist living in North America to play a recital in your Chicago-area church (in the suburbs), = who would be on your short list? Who would generate real interest among = members of various nearby AGO Chapters so that the AGOers would promote such an event and make every effort to attend it? Please feel free privately if = you prefer.       ****************************************************************** "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: List-Digest: List-Unsubscribe:     --------------------------------- Yahoo! Messenger Show us what our next emoticon should look like. Join the fun.
(back) Subject: First CD of Restored Royal Albert Hall organ, London, Weir Plays, also in Belfast From: "William T. Van Pelt" <bill@organsociety.org> Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2005 13:18:15 -0500   Gillian Weir has a brand new CD on Priory of the newly-restored (by Mander) organ at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The famous Willis organ of 1871, rebuilt 1926-33 by Harrison & Harrison, was restored on a budget of 1.7 million Pounds Sterling as part of a 70-million-Pound restoration of the famous and cavernous, octagonal, hall itself. Works include LISZT: Fantasia & Fugue on Ad nos, ad salutarem undam; St Francis of Paola walking on the waves (arr. Lionel Rogg) HOWELLS: Rhapsody No. 3 in C-sharp minor PARRY: Toccata and Fugue The Wanderer JOHN COOK: Fanfare ELGAR: Nimrod; Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D MARCEL LANQUETUIT: Toccata in D. OHS has the= m in stock and they may be ordered on the opening page at http://www.ohscatalog.org   Also released on CD by Priory at the same time is Gillian Weir's famed 1983 recording of the large and historic 1861 William Hill organ, somewhat rebuilt, at Ulster Hall in Belfast, Ireland. Previously released on LP by a now-defunct, audiophile label, Priory is now releasing the original digital (and very fine) recording in a 2-CD set which is also in stock at OHS and available at http://www.ohscatalog.org The works are many: MEYERBEER: Coronation March from Le Proph=E8te MENDELSSOHN: Variations on Vater Unser from Sonata No. 6 EBEN: Moto Ostinato from Sunday Music BRIDGE: Adagio in E VALENTE: Lo Ballo del 'Intorcia FRESCOBALDI: Toccata for the Elevation ZIPOLI: Offertorio in C STANLEY: Voluntary in g BACH: Concerto in d after Vivaldi MESSIAEN: Joie et Clart=E9 des Corps Glorieux FRANCK: Choral II in= b MULET: Rosace from Esquisses Byzantine F. COUPERIN: Dialogues sur la Voix Humanine & sur les Grands Jeux from Mass for the Convents; Benedictus: Chromorne en Taille from Mass for the Parishes DUPR=C9: Cort=E8ge et Litani= e; Allegro Deciso Evocation   Bill         Al  
(back) Subject: need "valve" identity From: "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu> Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2005 14:23:10 -0800   > Hi All, We have a set of wooden "valves"? that look like the were screwed onto a chest. They contain one or two spool valves and are generally about 6" long, about 2" wide but of various heights. some have screw adjustments too. If anyone thinks they may have seen something like that before , please email privately and I 'll send you pictures.   Thanks in advance!   John V --  
(back) Subject: Re: [Theatreorgans-L] Four-manual WurliTzers (Chicago Theatre) From: "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org> Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2005 14:47:28 -0600   I was asked for the latest news on the Chicago Theatre Wurlitzer and sadly I have the following sad news to report:   Featured on the :"Morning Addition Report" on WBKB-TV (The Balaban and = Katz TV Station) and a front page story in the Chicago Daily News "The Chicago Theatre has decided to = dispose of the Wurlitzer organ in the theatre. After years of controversy over who is better qualified to care for the ancient instrument, and the costly repairs and rebuilding of the organ after years of neglect, the theatre decided in would be more practical to replace the historic instrument. The decision was based partially on the advice of the theatre's music director, the imminent Hernando de Cabeza Muerta who stated, "We can =   do everything the organ does with our Roland, and after all, amplification is everything." The theatre is currently considering options for the disposal or the instrument and is strongly considering an EBAY auction in the near future.   I will keep you posted on updates as the occur.   Jon    
(back) Subject: AEolian-Skinner Opus 1062 Restored From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2005 17:33:36 EST   The organ in Morris Park United Methodist Church in Shelbyrne, Indiana, is =   the subject of a front page article in the Cairne County Daily Sentinel. = The article is reproduced below, followed by the stoplist, cut-and-pasted from = the church's website.   Historic Pipe Organ Gets New Lease on Life   1945 was a banner year for church organs, because through World War = II, the lead used for organ pipes was needed for ammunition, and America went organ-less. So when Morris Park United Methodist on State Street ordered = their Aeolian-Sknner organ it was a sure sign that happy days had returned. Like = all machines, the organ was assigned a serial number, 1062, but an organ is = more than a machine, it's a work of art. After sixty years of song and sound, the thousands of leather = "pouches" in the organ were showing signs of wear, so church member and Shelbyrn = Junior High School shop teacher Jerry Bootle and his 9-year-old son Kylie = undertook the restoration of the organ as a gift to the church. Elsie Crimp, = organist of the church since the organ was installed, recruited her nephew Bob Minkes, = an organ enthusiast, to be the church's advisor on all things pipe organ.   Modern all the way   Minkes, who has read practically every English-language book about organs, took the modern approach, so the organ is now entirely electric, = without a shred of the old leather left. The new console (the "cockpit" where the organist sits and plays the many thousands of pipes) takes up less room = than the old one, having only two keyboards instead of the original four. The organ = still has it's row of foot-keys for the bass pipes. "Organ styles have changed a lot since 1945, and we know much more now =   than we did then," explained Bootle, as he tested a new set of rumbling = 32' Bombarde notes that roared out of the speaker cabinets on the walls. "We = had to replace most of the pipes to get this organ up-to-date." Englishman G. Donald Harrison, who designed the organ's many stops in 1945, was thought to be the most up-to-date organ man of his day. But his = organs were very soft by today's standards, and the 92 "ranks" or rows of pipes = were never loud enough, despite Bootle's best efforts to carve open the holes = in the bottoms to get more wind in. So out with the old, and in with the new, and new pipes were ordered = from Europe. Unlike the old pipes, which had to be "finished" when they were = set up in the church, organ pipes are now pre-voiced, and can be set in place = and tuned without any further adjustments to their tone. "The rebuilt organ is =   particularly attuned to the big symphonic literature that's so popular = these days," says Minkes. "I'm not an organist myself, but if I could read = music, this is the type of organ I'd want to play every day."   One hitch, but a happy ending   Because of the falling dollar, and the fact that this was the first = organ restoration for everybody involved, nobody knew what the project would = really cost -- or that the European pipes would be held hostage for customs = duties. The $187,000.00 shortfall was made up through bake sales and a lot of volunteer labor from the school kids, and Aeolian-Skinner number 1062 is = ready to go.   Stoplist from the church website:   GREAT (new pipes, 61 notes C-C):   8' Spitzflote 8' Quintaten 4' Oktav 2' Oktav 1-1/3' Quinte V Mixtur IV Scharff III Cymbel 8' Krummhorn 4' Rohrschalmei   SWELL (new except where noted):   8' Gedeckt 4' Nachthorn 2' Prinzipal 1' Sifflote II Terzian IV Acuta 16' Rankett 8' Vox Humana (Skinner, retongued) 4' Regal   PEDAL   32' Open Wood Diapason (digital) 32' Violone (digital) 32' Subbass (digital) 32' Lieblich Gedeckt (digital) 16' Gedeckt (Swell extension) 8' Quintaten (Great) 4' Quintaten (Great) V Mixture 32' Contre Bombarde (digital) 32' Kontraposaune (digital) 32' Double Trombone (digital) 16' Rankett (Swell) 4' Regal (Swell)   ..  
(back) Subject: Re: whom would you choose? From: <DarrylbytheSea@aol.com> Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2005 18:11:12 EST   Doug Cleveland will be one of the 8 guest teachers at the Nashville Pipe Organ Encounters this summer. Our POEs are July 10-15. I use POEs since we = are sponsoring both a Pipe Organ Encounter for Teens and a Pipe Organ = Encounter Plus for adults at the same time. Other guest teachers are Vincent Dubois, Felix Hell, Olivier Houette, Marilyn Keiser, Cherry Rhodes, Joanne Schulte and Tom Trenney. 22 of = Nashville finest organists also will teach during our POEs. If anyone would like a brochure, you can go to the Nashville Chapter's website, _http://www.nashvilleago.org_ (http://www.nashvilleago.org) and = download one, or send me an e-mail privately at _darrylraymiller@bellsouth.net_ (mailto:darrylraymiller@bellsouth.net) , and I'll send you a "real" = brochure via snail mail. Yours, Darryl Miller aka Darryl by the Sea Nashville, TN  
(back) Subject: Re: AEolian-Skinner Opus 1062 Restored From: "Charles & Maria DeVita-Krug" <cdkrug@worldnet.att.net> Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2005 18:29:47 -0500   On Fri, Apr 01, 2005 at 05:33:36PM -0500, TubaMagna@aol.com wrote: > The organ in Morris Park United Methodist Church in Shelbyrne, > Indiana, is the subject of a front page article in the Cairne County > Daily Sentinel. The article is reproduced below, followed by the > stoplist, cut-and-pasted from the church's website. >   (snip)   > PEDAL > > 32' Open Wood Diapason (digital) > 32' Violone (digital) > 32' Subbass (digital) > 32' Lieblich Gedeckt (digital) > 16' Gedeckt (Swell extension) > 8' Quintaten (Great) > 4' Quintaten (Great) > V Mixture > 32' Contre Bombarde (digital) > 32' Kontraposaune (digital) > 32' Double Trombone (digital) > 16' Rankett (Swell) > 4' Regal (Swell) >   I'm no organ designer, but does that strike anyone else as being WAY out of scale compared to the rest of the instrument?   I'd drop everything here for a 16' Bourdon and a pair of couplers.    
(back) Subject: Re: AEolian-Skinner Opus 1062 Restored From: "N. Russotto" <ravenrockdesigns@gmail.com> Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2005 18:35:04 -0500   That is an *EXTREMELY *out of scale organ. a 2m with 7 32's? I also count= =20 about 49 ranks. . .more than enough to have added a third manual. Also, why= =20 did they remove two manuals from the specs? Thats butchery! I was in NJ, an= d=20 saw an organ that had the Choir manual hacksawed off, though, so I suppose= =20 I've seen everything now. Nick   On Apr 1, 2005 6:29 PM, Charles & Maria DeVita-Krug < cdkrug@worldnet.att.net> wrote:=20 >=20 > On Fri, Apr 01, 2005 at 05:33:36PM -0500, TubaMagna@aol.com wrote: > > The organ in Morris Park United Methodist Church in Shelbyrne, > > Indiana, is the subject of a front page article in the Cairne County > > Daily Sentinel. The article is reproduced below, followed by the > > stoplist, cut-and-pasted from the church's website. > > >=20 > (snip) >=20 > > PEDAL > > > > 32' Open Wood Diapason (digital) > > 32' Violone (digital) > > 32' Subbass (digital) > > 32' Lieblich Gedeckt (digital) > > 16' Gedeckt (Swell extension) > > 8' Quintaten (Great) > > 4' Quintaten (Great) > > V Mixture > > 32' Contre Bombarde (digital) > > 32' Kontraposaune (digital) > > 32' Double Trombone (digital) > > 16' Rankett (Swell) > > 4' Regal (Swell) > > >=20 > I'm no organ designer, but does that strike anyone else as being WAY out > of scale compared to the rest of the instrument? >=20 > I'd drop everything here for a 16' Bourdon and a pair of couplers. >=20 >=20 > ****************************************************************** > "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> >=20 >=20     --=20 Nicholas F. Russotto Somers, Connecticut Moderator/Owner: Monarch of Music=20 http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/monarch_of_music/  
(back) Subject: Re: AEolian-Skinner Opus 1062 Restored From: "Arie Vandenberg" <ArieV@ClassicOrgan.com> Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2005 18:40:07 -0500   Hi,   Is this an April fool's kind of deal?   Arie     At 05:33 PM 2005-04-01, you wrote: >The organ in Morris Park United Methodist Church in Shelbyrne, Indiana, = is >the subject of a front page article in the Cairne County Daily Sentinel. = The >article is reproduced below, followed by the stoplist, cut-and-pasted = from >the >church's website. > >Historic Pipe Organ Gets New Lease on Life > > 1945 was a banner year for church organs, because through World War = II, >the lead used for organ pipes was needed for ammunition, and America went >organ-less. So when Morris Park United Methodist on State Street ordered >their >Aeolian-Sknner organ it was a sure sign that happy days had returned. = Like >all >machines, the organ was assigned a serial number, 1062, but an organ is >more than >a machine, it's a work of art. > After sixty years of song and sound, the thousands of leather = "pouches" >in the organ were showing signs of wear, so church member and Shelbyrn = Junior >High School shop teacher Jerry Bootle and his 9-year-old son Kylie = undertook >the restoration of the organ as a gift to the church. Elsie Crimp, >organist of >the church since the organ was installed, recruited her nephew Bob = Minkes, an >organ enthusiast, to be the church's advisor on all things pipe organ. > >Modern all the way > > Minkes, who has read practically every English-language book about >organs, took the modern approach, so the organ is now entirely electric, >without a >shred of the old leather left. The new console (the "cockpit" where the >organist sits and plays the many thousands of pipes) takes up less room >than the old >one, having only two keyboards instead of the original four. The organ = still >has it's row of foot-keys for the bass pipes. > "Organ styles have changed a lot since 1945, and we know much more = now >than we did then," explained Bootle, as he tested a new set of rumbling = 32' >Bombarde notes that roared out of the speaker cabinets on the walls. "We >had to >replace most of the pipes to get this organ up-to-date." > Englishman G. Donald Harrison, who designed the organ's many stops = in >1945, was thought to be the most up-to-date organ man of his day. But his =   >organs >were very soft by today's standards, and the 92 "ranks" or rows of pipes = were >never loud enough, despite Bootle's best efforts to carve open the holes = in >the bottoms to get more wind in. > So out with the old, and in with the new, and new pipes were ordered =   > from >Europe. Unlike the old pipes, which had to be "finished" when they were = set >up in the church, organ pipes are now pre-voiced, and can be set in place = and >tuned without any further adjustments to their tone. "The rebuilt organ = is >particularly attuned to the big symphonic literature that's so popular = these >days," says Minkes. "I'm not an organist myself, but if I could read >music, this is >the type of organ I'd want to play every day." > >One hitch, but a happy ending > > Because of the falling dollar, and the fact that this was the first > organ >restoration for everybody involved, nobody knew what the project would = really >cost -- or that the European pipes would be held hostage for customs = duties. >The $187,000.00 shortfall was made up through bake sales and a lot of >volunteer labor from the school kids, and Aeolian-Skinner number 1062 is >ready to go. > >Stoplist from the church website: > >GREAT (new pipes, 61 notes C-C): > >8' Spitzflote >8' Quintaten >4' Oktav >2' Oktav >1-1/3' Quinte >V Mixtur >IV Scharff >III Cymbel >8' Krummhorn >4' Rohrschalmei > >SWELL (new except where noted): > >8' Gedeckt >4' Nachthorn >2' Prinzipal >1' Sifflote >II Terzian >IV Acuta >16' Rankett >8' Vox Humana (Skinner, retongued) >4' Regal > >PEDAL > >32' Open Wood Diapason (digital) >32' Violone (digital) >32' Subbass (digital) >32' Lieblich Gedeckt (digital) >16' Gedeckt (Swell extension) >8' Quintaten (Great) >4' Quintaten (Great) >V Mixture >32' Contre Bombarde (digital) >32' Kontraposaune (digital) >32' Double Trombone (digital) >16' Rankett (Swell) >4' Regal (Swell) > >. > >****************************************************************** >"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>   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Arie Vandenberg Classic Organbuilders ArieV@ClassicOrgan.com Tel.: 905-475-1263      
(back) Subject: PipeChat IRC this evening, From: "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca> Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2005 19:21:07 -0500   All members of PipeChat are invited to join us in the PipeChat IRC any Friday and Monday evening - beginning at 9.00 PM Eastern Time.   To find out more about the Chat room, or how to get into it, go to PipeChat-L web page at http://www.pipechat.org/   You will find out all you need to know to join us.   Tonight at 9.00 PM, - I hope that we will see you there.   Cheers,   Bob Conway    
(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat IRC this evening, From: "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org> Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2005 18:32:48 -0600   At 06:21 PM 4/1/05, you wrote:   >All members of PipeChat are invited to join us in the PipeChat IRC any >Friday and Monday evening - beginning at 9.00 PM Eastern Time. Come join us tonight and be prepared to be tested. Remember it is still April 1st...Buyer beware..in what you believing what you hear is true<g>   jch.      
(back) Subject: Re: whom would you choose? From: <RMaryman@aol.com> Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2005 20:20:35 EST   In a message dated 3/31/2005 3:59:47 PM Eastern Standard Time, = lindr@core.com writes: Out of curiosity, if you were going to hire an organist living in North America to play a recital in your Chicago-area church (in the suburbs), = who would be on your short list? Who would generate real interest among = members of various nearby AGO Chapters so that the AGOers would promote such an event and make every effort to attend it? Please feel free privately if = you prefer. Tom Murray would be at the top of my list. His programming and his musicianship are top-notch.   Rick in VA  
(back) Subject: Re: whom would you choose? From: "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org> Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2005 19:33:55 -0600   At 07:20 PM 4/1/05, you wrote:   >In a message dated 3/31/2005 3:59:47 PM Eastern Standard Time, >lindr@core.com writes: >Out of curiosity, if you were going to hire an organist living in North >America to play a recital in your Chicago-area church (in the suburbs), = who >would be on your short list? Who would generate real interest among = members >of various nearby AGO Chapters so that the AGOers would promote such an >event and make every effort to attend it? Please feel free privately if = you >prefer.   Fred Swan Thomas Murray Ken Cowan Hector Olivera Tom Hazelton Will Headlee   It would be far easier to prepare a long list...but the above mentioned organists impress me as ones who take pains to present the instrument in the best possible light.. and tailor their program well to accomplish this.   Jon
(back) Subject: RE: AEolian-Skinner Opus 1062 Restored From: "TheShieling" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> Date: Sat, 2 Apr 2005 14:05:25 +1200     >I'm no organ designer, but does that strike anyone else as being WAY out of scale compared to the rest of the instrument? I'd drop everything here for a 16' Bourdon and a pair of couplers.     It, to me, sounds utterly perfect for any organ to be played on April = Fool's Day.   Sorry to be a spoil-sport.....   Ross    
(back) Subject: Re: organ recordings From: <Justinhartz@aol.com> Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2005 21:00:17 EST   The Final from Vierne's 1st on one side of a 10" 78? I'd love to here it. He must have broken a speed record!   Justin  
(back) Subject: Re: organ recordings From: "M Fox" <ophicleide16@direcway.com> Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2005 18:41:11 -0800   No no. There is a slight ritard in the middle, then it recommences on the = other side.   Performance practices of the 78 rpm era, not to be studied nor revived.   ----- Original Message ----- From: Justinhartz@aol.com To: pipechat@pipechat.org Sent: Friday, April 01, 2005 6:00 PM Subject: Re: organ recordings     The Final from Vierne's 1st on one side of a 10" 78? I'd love to here it. He must have broken a speed record!   Justin  
(back) Subject: Re: whom would you choose? From: "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org> Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2005 20:39:43 -0600   I forgot one name that should have been on my short list.   Nathan Laub   He is a fantastic 16 year old young artist from Gurnee, Il who started studies at Curtis Institute last fall and immediately started winning = awards. A concert presented by this young man truly shows there is certainly hope for the future of the organ and he certainly should have originally = been on my short list for the reasons given   Jon