PipeChat Digest #5249 - Saturday, April 2, 2005
 
A/S Opus 1062, St. Bernard's R.C. Church, Mt Lebanon, PA
  by "Nathan Smith" <erzahler@sbcglobal.net>
A crash course,  please
  by "Nathan Smith" <erzahler@sbcglobal.net>
whom would you choose?
  by "Millie & David Kenney" <kenn411@bellsouth.net>
April Fools
  by "Nathan Smith" <erzahler@sbcglobal.net>
Re: whom would you choose?
  by <DarrylbytheSea@aol.com>
Organs and Organists Online on April 2nd
  by "John Foss" <harkat@kat.forthnet.gr>
Re: whom would you choose?
  by "Walter Greenwood" <walterg@nauticom.net>
Re: A crash course,  please
  by "Bob Elms" <bobelms@westnet.com.au>
Re: A crash course,  please
  by "Bob Elms" <bobelms@westnet.com.au>
Re: whom would you choose?
  by "Richard Hazelip" <rhazelip1@yahoo.com>
Re: A/S Opus 1062, St. Bernard's R.C. Church, Mt Lebanon, PA
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
Re: A crash course,  please
  by "Charles & Maria DeVita-Krug" <cdkrug@worldnet.att.net>
Clock Ahead
  by "Scott A Montgomery" <montre1978@yahoo.com>
Re: Clock Ahead
  by "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org>
RE: A/S Opus 1062, St. Bernard's R.C. Church, Mt Lebanon, PA
  by "Michael David" <michaelandmaggy@comcast.net>
Re: Clock Ahead (a.k.a. Rock Around The Clock)
  by "Harry Grove" <musicman@cottagemusic.co.uk>
Re: whom would you choose?
  by <Gfc234@aol.com>
The Pope's Death (x-posted)
  by "N. Russotto" <ravenrockdesigns@gmail.com>
Krebs on Trost, hold the piccolo
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
Re: Krebs on Trost, hold the piccolo
  by "Charles & Maria DeVita-Krug" <cdkrug@worldnet.att.net>
Re: Whom would you chose?
  by "terry hicks" <Terrick@webtv.net>
 

(back) Subject: A/S Opus 1062, St. Bernard's R.C. Church, Mt Lebanon, PA From: "Nathan Smith" <erzahler@sbcglobal.net> Date: Sat, 2 Apr 2005 08:01:37 -0500   Dear List,   I knew Mr. Gluck was a great writer, but that really really really takes the cake!   Still recovering from visceral shock,   - Nate    
(back) Subject: A crash course, please From: "Nathan Smith" <erzahler@sbcglobal.net> Date: Sat, 2 Apr 2005 08:25:07 -0500   Dear List,   I'll be out of town this week and I'd like to make a recording of the organ that I am visiting, just for personal reasons. My recording unit is a nice Sharp mini-disc recorder, which I have used to successfully record other things, but always with the aid of some device that amplifies gain (line output, mixer, etc...). This particular unit has two 1/8" inputs, one at line level and one at mic level.   Does anyone have any suggestions how to get some decent gain from a mic (perhaps phantom powered, etc...) so I don't need to lug a bunch of equipment with me?   Thanks in advance,   - Nathan    
(back) Subject: whom would you choose? From: "Millie & David Kenney" <kenn411@bellsouth.net> Date: Sat, 2 Apr 2005 8:30:23 -0500   Seeing Darryl's note regarding Vincent Dubois as a top "choice". . .I am = reminded of Peter Dubois, whom I heard years ago in Charlottesville, VA. = Is there any relation between these two gentlemen?   David Kenney         I've thought a lot about this for many years. I've come to conclusion that = if we are reaching out to the non-organist, the person-in-the-pew, we = probably need to engage one of the organists with a "big" connection, such = as Fred or Olivier. There are plenty of fabulous organists on the "A list" = who are compelling after the audience is there, but if we're trying to get them in = the door, then we need a hook. My list of organists to sponsor in concert always will include   Olivier Latry Vincent Dubois (you must hear him, he's incredible) Todd Wilson David Higgs Also, an organist who is always wonderful is Andrew Risinger. He came in = second the year Doug Cleveland won the National; and he always, always, = always delivers an incredible performance.   My other favorite young organist is Olivier Houette from Paris. He and = Vincent will be at our POE this summer to teach and to perform. They are = two of the top young organists in the world now. Yours, Darryl by the Sea Nashville, TN    
(back) Subject: April Fools From: "Nathan Smith" <erzahler@sbcglobal.net> Date: Sat, 2 Apr 2005 08:36:28 -0500   Dear List,   Now I'd like to see Mr. Gluck write a convincing advert (yes, advert) for a pipe organ get rich quick scheme.   - Nate    
(back) Subject: Re: whom would you choose? From: <DarrylbytheSea@aol.com> Date: Sat, 2 Apr 2005 08:57:16 EST   In response to Ken's note, Peter Dubois' family pronounces their name as Du-boys, although I do believe that Peter has now adopted the traditional = French pronunciation. Yours, Darryl  
(back) Subject: Organs and Organists Online on April 2nd From: "John Foss" <harkat@kat.forthnet.gr> Date: Sat, 2 Apr 2005 17:31:01 +0300   Esteemed pipechat members,   We have now introduced our changed formula - the "New Additions" will be staying online for a forthnight, after which they will be replaced and = moved to the members area. http://www.organsandorganistsonline.com/ There are quite a few "downloads" which haven't yet gone up on the site, but please don't forget that we welcome contributions - mp3 files, Photographs, Articles, links, organ specifications and so on from members of Pipechat. = We have added a link to Mark Nelson's homepage http://www.cbfisk.com/men/menmusic.html - and it is worth a look at the organ in his church, St. John's Episcopal Church Gloucester MA http://www.cbfisk.com/organs/op097_01.html a II/22 tracker instrument by Fisk with an unusual stop control feature, where in some instances two = stops are controlled by a single knob, the first position bringing on one, the second adding the other. We have also selected some files from the Archives in a "choose your own recital" programme called EKLEKTIKA - anyone remember the recent = discussion on the origins of this word? Linguistic experts tell me that if you go = back to Proto Indo European, Ecclesiastical and Eclectic have the same root. However they have moved apart with the passage of time, eclectic now = meaning "selected". We will change this programme on a fortnightly basis - suggestions are welcome! Don't forget that the entire site repertoire - = now quite extensive - is accessible to members. The first choice from our archives includes organists Colin Mitchell, Timothy Grenz, his son Jared, who, at the age of 15, has just been = appointed to the post of Organist at Chetek United Methodist Church, Bodil Fagerheim =   (Jarle's mother) David Patrick, Douglas Marshall and myself playing an interesting variety of pipe and digital instruments.   John Foss http://www.organsandorganistsonline.com/about.htm http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/orgofftop/          
(back) Subject: Re: whom would you choose? From: "Walter Greenwood" <walterg@nauticom.net> Date: Sat, 02 Apr 2005 09:45:16 -0500   Hector Olivera, in that order.   (Now managed by Torrence.)   -WG        
(back) Subject: Re: A crash course, please From: "Bob Elms" <bobelms@westnet.com.au> Date: Sat, 2 Apr 2005 22:50:21 +0800   Sorry. I meant that message to Nathan to be private and not to the list. = I forgot that Pipechat sends all messages to the list private and bulletins = if you use the Reply button. I wonder why it does this? Other lists don't.. Bob E. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Bob Elms" <bobelms@westnet.com.au> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Saturday, April 02, 2005 10:47 PM Subject: Re: A crash course, please     >       -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Anti-Virus. Version: 7.0.308 / Virus Database: 266.9.1 - Release Date: 1/04/2005    
(back) Subject: Re: A crash course, please From: "Bob Elms" <bobelms@westnet.com.au> Date: Sat, 2 Apr 2005 22:47:54 +0800   You should just use the microphone into the mic. socket. If you put extra amplification between the recorder and the mic. you will push into distortion, quite severe distortion in most cases. The amplification in = the preamplifier in the recorder should be sufficient. If it isn't change your =   microphone. The only improvement you can make is in the type of mic. but = the dynamic is almost universal now. If you plug a mixer into the line channel =   you could use two or maybe three mics in different places in the room, but =   you can't plug the mixer into the mic. channel or you will have distortion =   again. Good Luck, Bob Elms, who has been playing with set ups like that for about 50 years!   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Nathan Smith" <erzahler@sbcglobal.net> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Saturday, April 02, 2005 9:25 PM Subject: A crash course, please     > Dear List, > > I'll be out of town this week and I'd like to make a recording of = the > organ that I am visiting, just for personal reasons. My recording unit =   > is a nice Sharp mini-disc recorder, which I have used to successfully > record other things, but always with the aid of some device that = amplifies > gain (line output, mixer, etc...). This particular unit has two 1/8" > inputs, one at line level and one at mic level. > > Does anyone have any suggestions how to get some decent gain from a = mic > (perhaps phantom powered, etc...) so I don't need to lug a bunch of > equipment with me? > > Thanks in advance, > > - Nathan > >       -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Anti-Virus. Version: 7.0.308 / Virus Database: 266.9.1 - Release Date: 1/04/2005    
(back) Subject: Re: whom would you choose? From: "Richard Hazelip" <rhazelip1@yahoo.com> Date: Sat, 2 Apr 2005 07:14:43 -0800 (PST)   My list: Robert Bates Cameron Carpenter Matthew Dirst Marilyn Keiser   No priority implied by order of listing Richard Hazelip   --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? Better first dates. More second dates. Yahoo! Personals
(back) Subject: Re: A/S Opus 1062, St. Bernard's R.C. Church, Mt Lebanon, PA From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Sat, 2 Apr 2005 10:50:08 EST   Do a bit more research, and you'll discover why I chose that opus number = for my Orson Wellsian April Fool.   SMG  
(back) Subject: Re: A crash course, please From: "Charles & Maria DeVita-Krug" <cdkrug@worldnet.att.net> Date: Sat, 2 Apr 2005 11:35:18 -0500   On Sat, Apr 02, 2005 at 08:25:07AM -0500, Nathan Smith wrote: > Dear List, > > Does anyone have any suggestions how to get some decent gain from a > mic (perhaps phantom powered, etc...) so I don't need to lug a bunch of > equipment with me? > > Thanks in advance, > > - Nathan >   Do you want it to sound good, or do you want to not carry equipment around with you?   Minidisc players are only good for speech. If you record music, you'll be HORRIBLY disappointed.   For "low equipment" I used to love the Sony Walkman Professional, which sounded surprisingly good, especially considering it was cassette. I made many recordings with that equipment that were Good Enough.   Nowadays, I'd use a Mac laptop with an external 2-channel Firewire interface and a pair of Studio Projects C1's . . that's a Chinese-made small diaphragm condensor that's Good Enough for MANY things. If your interface doesn't have enough gain, add a Really Nice Preamp, which sounds AMAZING, especially considering the $300 price point.   I'm not a Mac partisan, BTW. The Mac Firewire interface Just Works with most any application, whereas many of the PC Firewire chipsets are subtly broken in ways that break multimedia applications. I could tell you to "Make sure your PC uses either the TI or Agere firewire chipsets, but try finding a laptop seller who knows THAT."   I've spent about $2000 of your money, but your recordings will sound as good as they can. Wanna buy me the same setup?   :)   Besides, you can't even buy a rank of pipes for so little.      
(back) Subject: Clock Ahead From: "Scott A Montgomery" <montre1978@yahoo.com> Date: Sat, 2 Apr 2005 08:31:47 -0800 (PST)   Is this the week we change the clocks? I don't want to be late to church = tomorrow!           Scott Montgomery 619 W Church St Champaign, IL 61820 217-390-0158 www.ScottMontgomeryMusic.net  
(back) Subject: Re: Clock Ahead From: "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org> Date: Sat, 02 Apr 2005 10:35:06 -0600   This is it...one organist I know was so ready for the time change he = almost changed his clocks last night. He definitely wouldn't have been late for church<g>   Jon   At 10:31 AM 4/2/05, you wrote:   >Is this the week we change the clocks? I don't want to be late to church =   >tomorrow! > ><?xml:namespace prefix =3D mailto /> > > > >Scott Montgomery >619 W Church St >Champaign, IL 61820 >217-390-0158 ><http://www.ScottMontgomeryMusic.net>www.ScottMontgomeryMusic.net >  
(back) Subject: RE: A/S Opus 1062, St. Bernard's R.C. Church, Mt Lebanon, PA From: "Michael David" <michaelandmaggy@comcast.net> Date: Sat, 2 Apr 2005 11:11:19 -0600   That organ was never built?   Michael     -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of TubaMagna@aol.com Sent: Saturday, April 02, 2005 9:50 AM To: erzahler@sbcglobal.net; pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: Re: A/S Opus 1062, St. Bernard's R.C. Church, Mt Lebanon, PA   Do a bit more research, and you'll discover why I chose that opus number = for   my Orson Wellsian April Fool.      
(back) Subject: Re: Clock Ahead (a.k.a. Rock Around The Clock) From: "Harry Grove" <musicman@cottagemusic.co.uk> Date: Sat, 2 Apr 2005 18:32:24 +0100   No; they changed (for us) last Sunday (Easter Day).   It's spring ..... so it's 'Summer Time'......it's obvious!   Harry G [a.k.a. a musicman who's earned his crust with weddings today, and is = Lye-bound for a 'good Curry' (having first performed the obligatory = function of putting the toilet roll in the refrigerator ....... and if = you don't understand, then you haven't eaten a 'Good Curry'.] ----- Original Message -----=20 From: Scott A Montgomery=20 To: PipeChat=20 Sent: Saturday, April 02, 2005 5:31 PM Subject: Clock Ahead     Is this the week we change the clocks? I don't want to be late to = church tomorrow!           Scott Montgomery=20 619 W Church St=20 Champaign, IL 61820=20 217-390-0158=20 www.ScottMontgomeryMusic.net  
(back) Subject: Re: whom would you choose? From: <Gfc234@aol.com> Date: Sat, 2 Apr 2005 12:43:10 EST     In a message dated 4/2/05 8:46:06 AM, walterg@nauticom.net writes:     > Hector Olivera, in that order. > > (Now managed by Torrence.) > > -WG > >   NO!!!!       Gregory Ceurvorst 1921 Sherman Ave. #GS Evanston, IL 60201 847.332.2788 home/fax 708.243.2549 mobile gfc234@aol.com gfc234@nextel.blackberry.net  
(back) Subject: The Pope's Death (x-posted) From: "N. Russotto" <ravenrockdesigns@gmail.com> Date: Sat, 2 Apr 2005 15:23:15 -0500   Dear All, It has just come to my attention that Pope John Paul II has passed away, as= =20 of about 2:50 ET PM. He will be sorely missed. Those of you wishing to see= =20 the CNN article, follow the link to: http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/europe/04/02/pope.dies/index.html **=20 "Yea, thou I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no= =20 evil; for thou art with me; Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me." May God treat him as well as he has treated us. Sincerely, Nicholas F. Russotto   --=20 Nicholas F. Russotto Somers, Connecticut Moderator/Owner: Monarch of Music=20 http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/monarch_of_music/  
(back) Subject: Krebs on Trost, hold the piccolo From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Sat, 02 Apr 2005 19:39:19 -0600   Back around Christmas more or less, I had ordered a recording containing, inter alia, Bourgeois' "Serenade" from OHS. When the order arrived, it was obviously not the CD requested, but one of Krebs' organ music. OK, I thought, so I need a recording of Krebs. So I sent an e-mail explaining the mixup and asking for the originally requested recording.   When I didn't hear back from OHS, I ordered the CD again. In consequence I got two copies. OK, I thought, so I'll give one to a friend. But the Krebs' recording remained on the computer desk for three or four months untouched.   Friday morning I awoke and sleepily crawled out of bed to get ready for work. While in the bathroom I looked down to see the Siamese trailing a ribbon. I started to grab it, thinking it must be hanging onto her fur. It was coming out her butt! Yeww! Yuck!   In investigating the matter, it appears that Rick had been playing with the two younger cats with a ribbon the evening before. When he tired of playing and abandoned the ribbon, the Siamese decided to eat it, all three feet of it, out of jealousy of the other cat, most probably. In over forty years of owning cats, I've never had such a situation.   Well, that started the morning with a bang. I called the vet, who said if she had already passed over 2/3 of it, there was no blood in her stools, and she appeared to be in no distress, to just watch her closely and see if the rest worked out. So we clipped off the excess, and Rick played babysitter.   I decided to finally drop the Krebs CD into the car's playback device on the way to work. Then I looked at the cover - it was a volume 3, not a volume 1, of a complete works' cycle. Dang, I thought. Then the music started, and it was organ and 'barockoboe'. Dang again, I thought, not organ solo. So my irritation grew.   But then I started listening, and the music wasn't bad. The more I listened, the more I liked it. The recording was a Querstand 1999 recording of the Trost organ at the Schlosskirche Altenburg, by Felix Friedrich, organ, and Norbert Kaschel, oboe. The happened to be organ solo selections interspersed with the oboe pieces.   I started out with organ playing mostly baroque music. But after a while I burned out on Handel and pre-Bach. I had really reached the point where I didn't care for baroque music if it wasn't Bach, but my interest in Krebs was rekindled by this CD. This was some pretty clicking stuff, of moderate difficulty and interest, and performed very smoothly and expertly. The organ sound was very pleasing.   Apparently I'll have to buy volumes 1 and 2 now; when completed, there will be nine volumes. Guess I'll dust off my Breitkopf edition and look at some of this music. Now to give up power lunches and working during lunch and start organ practice.   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com          
(back) Subject: Re: Krebs on Trost, hold the piccolo From: "Charles & Maria DeVita-Krug" <cdkrug@worldnet.att.net> Date: Sat, 2 Apr 2005 23:01:38 -0500   On Sat, Apr 02, 2005 at 07:39:19PM -0600, Glenda wrote: > > Friday morning I awoke and sleepily crawled out of bed to get ready for > work. While in the bathroom I looked down to see the Siamese trailing a > ribbon. I started to grab it, thinking it must be hanging onto her fur. > It was coming out her butt! Yeww! Yuck! >   Don't leave us in suspense!!!   Is she okay??      
(back) Subject: Re: Whom would you chose? From: "terry hicks" <Terrick@webtv.net> Date: Sat, 2 Apr 2005 20:03:16 -0800   I think it depends entirely on the organ to be used. There are some players who are wonderful on any instrument, and others who "specialize" and they need a certain style of instrument to really shine.