PipeChat Digest #5254 - Monday, April 4, 2005
 
RE: Bagpipe  disgrace notes
  by "Arie Vandenberg" <ArieV@ClassicOrgan.com>
Re: Wedding fees
  by "Thurletta Brown-Gavins" <tmbrown@vance.net>
1930s Electronic Organ in Westminster Abbey---?? [x-posted]
  by "Charlie Lester" <crl@137.com>
PipeChat IRC this evening,
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca>
RE: Bagpipe grace notes
  by "Jan Nijhuis" <nijhuis@email.com>
Re: Wedding fees
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
Re: Strange (alleged) Pipechat messages
  by "Jan Nijhuis" <nijhuis@email.com>
Noon-Ten Concerts in Allentown PA
  by "Stephen Williams" <stepwill@enter.net>
Re: Whom would you choose?
  by "Walter Greenwood" <walterg@nauticom.net>
Re: Bagpipe grace notes
  by <Myosotis51@aol.com>
Re: A crash course,  please
  by "Stephen Best" <stevebest@usadatanet.net>
Re: Whom would you choose?
  by <RMaryman@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: RE: Bagpipe disgrace notes From: "Arie Vandenberg" <ArieV@ClassicOrgan.com> Date: Mon, 04 Apr 2005 15:20:04 -0400   At 11:13 AM 2005-04-04, you wrote: >Hello, > >Quite wrong Arie! > >To my eternal shame, I am of Scots descent...I >mean...it doesn't come more Scots than Colin Mitchell. > >I was, apparently, named after "Mad Mitch", the former >Colonel in Chief of, I think, the old Southern & >Argyll Regiment. > >I often think I should have been born English, until I >look around, and rue the fact that I'm not Dutch! > >Regards, > >Colin Mitchell UK   Colin,   Wanna trade?   I am a Canadian, with 100% Dutch bloodlines. Married into a family with Scottish blood. Wish I was more Scottish myself (minus the kilts and the =   bagpipes)   Other than the fact I like the sound of Dutch pipe organs, I am not = partial to things Dutch really (maybe Dutch cheese is an exception)   There is a saying though "if you ain't Dutch, you ain't much". So I guess =   I should retain a trace of my roots. May come in handy.   One question, do Dutch organists wear wooden shoe when they play the = organ?   Cheers,   Arie V.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Arie Vandenberg Classic Organbuilders ArieV@ClassicOrgan.com Tel.: 905-475-1263      
(back) Subject: Re: Wedding fees From: "Thurletta Brown-Gavins" <tmbrown@vance.net> Date: Mon, 04 Apr 2005 15:42:24 -0300   My fee is comparable to Bill's: $250 for wedding (w/30-45-minute prelude), including meeting with bride to select music. If there is an instrumental soloist, I try to add an additional $50. My fee does include =   coming to the rehearsal...in fact, I always ask the director to have the wedding party process at least twice exactly the way they plan to do it on = the day of the ceremony. Why? This gives me a "feel" for the length of the = processional music...allows me to plan where I will skip ahead to be able =   to cut things off when the bride gets to the altar. (Just imagine what could go wrong w/Marcello's "Psalm 19"!) By the way....I'd figure out a way NOT to play the wedding if the bride/bride's mother submitted "a huge =   list of obscure musical selections, with explicit demands as to instrumentation, tempo, articulation, and registration." There are some things that money simply will not pay for! ;o) Thurletta Brown-Gavins NC/USA      
(back) Subject: 1930s Electronic Organ in Westminster Abbey---?? [x-posted] From: "Charlie Lester" <crl@137.com> Date: Mon, 04 Apr 2005 12:44:14 -0700   I was reading a cir. 1937 article about electronic music, and came upon this brief reference in a passage about electronic organs --- "the great French electric organ of Coupleux Fr=E8res which was offered to Westminster Abbey..."   My curiosity has been piqued. Does anyone know anything about this? Who was/is Coupleux Fr=E8res? What became of the organ they "offered" to Westmister Abbey? What were the specifications? How was it constructed?   Valid and informed info would be preferred over idle speculation; and, please, let's not start - yet again - the pipes vs speakers war. Most of us are well-wearied of the endless and pointless debate. I am curious about this organ from its historical perspective.   Chz,   ~ C    
(back) Subject: PipeChat IRC this evening, From: "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca> Date: Mon, 04 Apr 2005 17:14:40 -0400   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. I may not be on board, as I am being wined and dined by some old friends this evening, - it is my Eightieth Birthday tomorrow!   Cheers,   Bob Conway      
(back) Subject: RE: Bagpipe grace notes From: "Jan Nijhuis" <nijhuis@email.com> Date: Tue, 05 Apr 2005 05:24:47 +0800   Can I have the organ tech do the same thing with a Musette stop? ;-) AG isn't my favorite hymn, but I think it works well as a pipes solo from a= bout a quarter mile away.   ----- Original Message ----- From: TheShieling <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> To: "'PipeChat'" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Subject: RE: Bagpipe grace notes Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2005 21:38:35 +1200   >=20 >=20 > > Are you trying to imitate a good or a bad piper? > If it is the later, it helps if the high note of "Amazing Grace" is tuned > rather flat :) >=20=20 > Why? There is an octave between A and A on the pipe chanter, exactly as > there is on the piano. Anyway, that tune was not written for the pipe sca= le > so will inevitably sound peculiar on the pipes. >=20 > > P.S. The same holds true for "Scotland the Brave". >=20 > No way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you have high A= on > the chanter tuned flat you will then throw out the entire pipe scale and = the > drones will not be in tune either. Perish the thought. >=20 > Ross -- Jan Nijhuis nijhuis@email.com   --=20 ___________________________________________________________ Sign-up for Ads Free at Mail.com http://promo.mail.com/adsfreejump.htm    
(back) Subject: Re: Wedding fees From: <ScottFop@aol.com> Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2005 17:32:05 EDT   In a message dated 4/4/05 3:43:12 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, tmbrown@vance.net writes:   I'd figure out a way NOT to play the wedding if the bride/bride's mother submitted "a huge = list of obscure musical selections, with explicit demands as to instrumentation, tempo, articulation, and registration." There are some things that money simply will not pay for! ;o)       AMEN! ALL the more reason to limit just exactly WHO is allowed at the consultation, as stated in a previous post. -Scott Scott F. Foppiano   Organist and Director of Parish Music Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Memphis, TN In te Domine speravi, non confundar in aeternum.  
(back) Subject: Re: Strange (alleged) Pipechat messages From: "Jan Nijhuis" <nijhuis@email.com> Date: Tue, 05 Apr 2005 05:33:10 +0800   Your fishy is a virus: specifically, bagle.ai. Keep your virus software def= initions up-to-date, and trash suspect files like this (as you are doing.) Your mail program may let you see the full header of the file ("blah, blah,= blah" in Eudora). By scrutenizing the header information you may find the = true origins of the file.=20   Bagle.ai is the 37th version of the Bagle virus.     ----- Original Message ----- From: "Stan Yoder" <vze2myh5@verizon.net> To: Pipechat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Subject: Strange (alleged) Pipechat messages Date: Sun, 03 Apr 2005 13:19:22 -0400   >=20 > I've been getting, at least daily, messages supposedly from=20 > Pipechat. The latest, at the moment: >=20 > Subject: Re: [that's all, just "re:"] >=20 > Message: >Predators >=20 > Attachment: Fish.cpl >=20 > I trash these immediately. >=20 > Is it known that someone has purloined the Pipechat address list=20 > and is sending out this stuff? >=20 > Stan Yoder > Pittsburgh   -- Jan Nijhuis nijhuis@email.com   --=20 ___________________________________________________________ Sign-up for Ads Free at Mail.com http://promo.mail.com/adsfreejump.htm    
(back) Subject: Noon-Ten Concerts in Allentown PA From: "Stephen Williams" <stepwill@enter.net> Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2005 17:45:15 -0400   Dear Listers: St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Allentown celebrates the 14th season of concerts at 12:10 p.m. on Tuesdays during the months of April = and October. Concerts this month feature four area (Lehigh Valley, PA) organists, the first of which is tomorrow April 5th with yours truly = giving it a whirl. All are cordially invited, as always. The program tomorrow = will be:   Offertoire sur le grands jeux (Convents) / Francois Couperin Alleluias sereins (L'Ascension) / Olivier Messiaen Variations Sur un Noel, Op. 20 / Marcel Dupre Five Hymn-tune Settings Middlebury / Dale Wood Antioch / George Shearing Gwalchmai / Michael Bedford Blessings / Dan Miller New Britain / J. Christopher Pardini   The next three Tuesdays will feature Susan Frickert, organist at St. = John's UCC, Nazareth PA; Ernest Yeagley, organist at Emmanuel Methodist, = Allentown with tenor soloist Edward Krenicky; and Randel Wolfe, organist at Trinity Lutheran in downtown Reading PA. Ya'll come!   Stephen Williams      
(back) Subject: Re: Whom would you choose? From: "Walter Greenwood" <walterg@nauticom.net> Date: Mon, 04 Apr 2005 19:22:50 -0400   Transcriptions, AND Lemare. After almost 20 years of (me) not touching the stuff, he's got me playing Lemare again. I had a message from him a few weeks ago, and he might, perhaps, maybe, possibly, reissue some more of his excellent VHS videos on DVD. Let's hope.   -WG   >I did! I did! I did! > Nick Russotto > >Richard Schneider <arpschneider@starband.net> wrote: > > >>I noticed that no one at all has mentioned the name of Frederick Hohman? >> >>Any particular reason why not? He's "da man" when it comes to performing >>transcriptions. . . >> >>Faithfully, >> >>Richard Schneider >>      
(back) Subject: Re: Bagpipe grace notes From: <Myosotis51@aol.com> Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2005 20:36:57 EDT   Hello nijhuis@email.com,     In reference to your comment:   AG isn't my favorite hymn, but I think it works well as a pipes solo from =   about a quarter mile away. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The setting: Relay for Life, which is a fundraiser for cancer research. The reason: To honor those who survived cancer and to remember those who =   didn't. A candle is put in a bag and lit, then placed around an outdoor running track or the like. The timing: At dusk, with all the walkers silently walking around the track, reading the names on the bags. There have been as many as 2500 = bags at the Relay in which I participate. The music: "Amazing Grace," played by 3 - 5 bagpipers, marching as an = honor guard. It works. And it changed the way I feel about the hymn. I'm a survivor = and I lost three grandparents to cancer. This is a very emotional ceremony. I do agree, however, that bagpipes are NOT an indoor instrument with very =   few exceptions. A band I really like called "Fathom" successfully = combines bagpipes and mandolin with electric guitars and drums. Check them out at =   _www.fathom.tv_ (http://www.fathom.tv) . Victoria  
(back) Subject: Re: A crash course, please From: "Stephen Best" <stevebest@usadatanet.net> Date: Mon, 04 Apr 2005 20:53:47 -0400   Charles's experience with minidisc recorders is evidently very different from mine. I have recorded any number of recitals (organ, voice, piano, ensemble) using a midrange Sharp minidisc recorder, and the results have been first rate. In fact, the recordings have been so good that they've been used on one of Upstate New York's largest public radio/classical music stations. Far from being "HORRIBLY disappointed," I am nothing my pleased, especially since I've heard professionally made recordings which haven't been nearly as good as my amateur attempts.   Steve Best in Utica, NY   Charles & Maria DeVita-Krug wrote:   >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. >      
(back) Subject: Re: Whom would you choose? From: <RMaryman@aol.com> Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2005 20:56:09 EDT   In a message dated 4/4/2005 12:05:20 AM Eastern Daylight Time, arpschneider@starband.net writes: I noticed that no one at all has mentioned the name of Frederick Hohman?   Any particular reason why not? He's "da man" when it comes to performing transcriptions. . .   Faithfully,   Richard Schneider Hey Grampa... His name did appear on the list a day or two ago. and I think that Tom Murray would give him a good run for the money in the "Da Man" dept. when = it comes to playing transcriptions.   Rick in VA