PipeChat Digest #5273 - Saturday, April 16, 2005
 
Garo Ray
  by "Nathan Smith" <erzahler@sbcglobal.net>
Re: piano for sale
  by "Beau Surratt" <Beau.Surratt@theatreorgans.com>
Re: Garo Ray
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
sorry for that post
  by "Beau Surratt" <Beau.Surratt@theatreorgans.com>
Steve Best's latest piece - mp3 available
  by "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@adelphia.net>
PipeChat IRC Tonight
  by "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org>
Unusual pipe construction
  by "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca>
Re: sorry for that post
  by <Myosotis51@aol.com>
Dedication Concert - SW Michigan
  by "LBoekeloo" <lboekeloo@triton.net>
Re: Unusual pipe construction
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@swbell.net>
Re: Unusual pipe construction
  by "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca>
Recommend your "indispensible" resources!
  by "Cecil Rigby" <rigrax@earthlink.net>
Re: Recommend your "indispensible" resources!
  by <Gfc234@aol.com>
Re: Recommend your "indispensible" resources!
  by "David Boothe" <dmboothe@yahoo.com>
Recommending church organ "lit..."
  by <ProOrgo53@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Garo Ray From: "Nathan Smith" <erzahler@sbcglobal.net> Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 07:55:02 -0400   Dear List,   Speaking of his house organ being up for sale, does anyone know if there are still any Garo Ray organs around? I have a feeling that most of them, if not all of them, would have been in CT. One of them in the area was removed not long ago, its chambers now being used to house cell-phone equipment, the aerials of which are mounted to the tower.   I can't help but wonder what sort of conversations are being relayed via the tower during the service on Sunday... Yikes!   - Nate    
(back) Subject: Re: piano for sale From: "Beau Surratt" <Beau.Surratt@theatreorgans.com> Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 09:19:08 -0500   Hi! Just curious...what are you asking for the piano and why are you getting rid of it so soon.   I got the job in Glen Ellyn and Steve and I are moving to the city!   Lets talk soon!   Beau      
(back) Subject: Re: Garo Ray From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 10:20:10 EDT   Who is, or was, Garo Ray? You speak as if he was a prolific = organbuilder, or at least one who would be known to the organ "world."   Is this supposed to be the same Garo Ray who founded Woonsocket, Rhode =   Island's first local radio station after the Second World War? Or is it a = "nom de facteur" assumed by Garo Yepremian, shining star of the Miami Dolphins = in the early 1970s?   Seb Scratching his little pointed head in NYC  
(back) Subject: sorry for that post From: "Beau Surratt" <Beau.Surratt@theatreorgans.com> Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 09:20:28 -0500   Hi All!   Darn reply button! I hit send before I realized what I was doing!My apologies. Oh well...nothing too personal.   Beau      
(back) Subject: Steve Best's latest piece - mp3 available From: "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@adelphia.net> Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 08:57:41 -0700   Hello friends,   I'm pleased to let you know Steve's latest is available for your listening pleasure at: http://evensongmusic.net/audio/SbestHendricktpt.mp3 (High quality mp3, 4.48mb) http://evensongmusic.net/audio/LQ/SbestHendricktptLQ.mp3 (lower quality for dial-up users, 761kb)   Enjoy!   -- Jonathan Orwig Evensong Music, Media and Graphics New Organ Music http://www.evensongmusic.net    
(back) Subject: PipeChat IRC Tonight From: "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org> Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 14:46:47 -0500   Since Bob Conway is off in England I thought I should post a note to remind everyone about PipeChat's "live" Chat on IRC which happens every Monday and Friday night beginning at 9:00 PM EASTERN time.   For information about how to join please go to: http://www.pipechat.org/irc.html   See you there!   David -- **************************************** David Scribner Owner / Co-Administrator PipeChat   http://www.pipechat.org mailto:admin@pipechat.org  
(back) Subject: Unusual pipe construction From: "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca> Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 18:09:57 -0300   While working on some old wood organ pipes ,I came accross some = unusual things. THe pipes came from a person in Halifax who had no information on where = they had come from. Its a shame that these pipes have been tampered with from what they = were originally intended, they had been converted into a stopped = diapason about the size of a lieblich gedeckt pipe. they may have been = cut down in height, not sure though. I dont know what they had been before but they are unique , the inside = of them looks to have been stained and sealed with oxe blood . the = outside of the pipes have been stripped at some time. the corner of the = bottom block area of pipes seem to be angled at the corners, . The = most unusual thing I found was wooden nails Does anyone have knowlege of organ pipes put together with wooden = nails , there not big or long , , they remind me of a square toothpick = but shorter and thicker. Would this be anyway to date these pipes?   Danielwh ----- Original Message -----=20 From: Gfc234@aol.com=20 To: pipechat@pipechat.org=20 Sent: Friday, April 15, 2005 1:29 AM Subject: piano for sale     Hello Folks- I am selling my 1914 Chickering 6'3. Rebuilt and refinished last = summer. HUGE sound-especially in the bass and tenor. Email for = pictures and price. Thanks- greg       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: Re: sorry for that post From: <Myosotis51@aol.com> Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 17:46:21 EDT   Not to worry, Beau. Congratulations on your move!   Victoria    
(back) Subject: Dedication Concert - SW Michigan From: "LBoekeloo" <lboekeloo@triton.net> Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 18:05:37 -0400   For those of you around Michigan:   Date: Friday, May 6, 2005   Time: 7 PM   Place: First Congregational Church 129 South Park Street Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007 269-343-1549   Dr. Marilyn Mason, University Organist at the University of Michigan, will play the dedication concert on the church's new 45 rank all-pipe Wicks Organ.   Tickets are free but they are required. You may contact the church office at 269-343-1549 for further information and ticket availability.      
(back) Subject: Re: Unusual pipe construction From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@swbell.net> Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 18:14:55 -0500   Wooden nails in organ pipes really function more as locating pins to = pevent the sides slipping when they are glued up. Cherry was a = traditional material to use for making them, but any reasonably hard = wood will do and I have myself used tooth picks quite successfully. I = am puzzled by your description of "a Stopped Diapason about the size of = a Lieblich Gedeckt." Normally these stops would be pretty much the same = size, the chief difference being that a Stopped Diapason would normally = have English mouths and a Lieblich Gedeckt would have German mouths. I = believe the "ox blood" was in fact made out of red iron oxide, a natural = pigment. Jewelers call it "jewelers rouge" and apothecaries call it Sang = Dragonis, "Dragon's Blood", which seem's much more picturesque than ox = blood!   John Speller =20 ----- Original Message -----=20 From: Daniel Hopkins=20 To: PipeChat=20 Sent: Friday, April 15, 2005 4:09 PM Subject: Unusual pipe construction     While working on some old wood organ pipes ,I came accross some = unusual things. THe pipes came from a person in Halifax who had no information on = where they had come from. Its a shame that these pipes have been tampered with from what they = were originally intended, they had been converted into a stopped = diapason about the size of a lieblich gedeckt pipe. they may have been = cut down in height, not sure though. I dont know what they had been before but they are unique , the = inside of them looks to have been stained and sealed with oxe blood . = the outside of the pipes have been stripped at some time. the corner of = the bottom block area of pipes seem to be angled at the corners, . The = most unusual thing I found was wooden nails Does anyone have knowlege of organ pipes put together with wooden = nails , there not big or long , , they remind me of a square toothpick = but shorter and thicker. Would this be anyway to date these pipes?
(back) Subject: Re: Unusual pipe construction From: "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca> Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 21:40:40 -0300   These pipes have really lost all of the original characteristics except = for some construction signs , They were really mutilated, the mouths are = not original, A very poor job was made trying to make them into = something Im not sure really what the attempt was, I actually dont = think it was always a stopped pipe. the original mouths were cut out, = nicking filled, the mouths caps sanded down nicking filled and and the = mouths creudly reconstructed and lowered. the cap of low c has what looks like a slit that a piece of metal = would fit in to sort of guide the wind to the mouth, the only pipe of = the bunch that has this feature which actually looks to be original to = that cap I am not sure if I am correctly describing the stuff to be = understandable. the scaling is the scaling of my lieblich gedeckt pipes , i was = comparing the size to them And they do look to be older then the ones that came with my Pipe = Organ which was built in 1881   daniel
(back) Subject: Recommend your "indispensible" resources! From: "Cecil Rigby" <rigrax@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 22:51:38 -0400   Hi everyone-- (for those who subscribe to both PipeChat and C-M-D I apologize for the x-posting....)   After taking a few years off from sitting on the organ bench playing for services so I could build my music publishing business (Harrock Hall = Music), I have finally accepted a post that commences May 1. The church is = Lutheran.   Now, I have never played the Lutheran liturgy, but I do have a decent working knowledge of its structure. I'm aware that the liturgy changes depending on the season, etc. The church's willingness to hire me over others who know more about the liturgy is quite humbling. Apparently my playing skills won them over, tho. (toot-toot!) :)   I would really appreciate your input about what resources you find "indispensable" when playing the Lutheran liturgy. The church is open to modern as well as the older styles, so I hope your answers will span the many variants......   Mostly I'm interested in whatever collections would cover one or more of = the 3 church year cycles (does such a beast exist?!) They could be for = preludes, offertories, postludes, communions, hymn variants for congregational use, etc. But I also would like to know of "Complete Works of whomever-the-composer-is" publications that you believe are de rigeur. Include publisher info if you can. (Even out-of-print titles are OK to consider 'cos I have several friends who're willing to loan from their own libraries short-term.)   [It might help that I tell you that on a scale of 1 to 10 I place myself = at around an 7 for sightreading moderately difficult music. This is not a concertizing post, so the works people use mainly for that purpose aren't what I'm looking for.]   Thanks in advance for your help!- I'll be glad to post a compilation in a few days.   Cecil Rigby rigrax@earthlink.net www.harrockhall.com Soon-to-be Organist, Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Seneca, SC    
(back) Subject: Re: Recommend your "indispensible" resources! From: <Gfc234@aol.com> Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 23:10:52 EDT   church organists golden treasury-in three volumes. bach orgelbuchlein-well-all of the chorale preludes walther chorale preludes krebs chorale preludes reger 30 short chorales flor peeters chorales         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: Re: Recommend your "indispensible" resources! From: "David Boothe" <dmboothe@yahoo.com> Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 21:12:36 -0700 (PDT)   I agree with all these, especially the Golden Treasury (covers are off mine). To Gregory's list I would add:   *Scheidt - Das Goerlitzer Tablaturbuch (Peters Edition) *Hymn preludes by Diemer, Wood, Gehring, Manz *Organ psalters by Kee, Krapf *Clavierubung Part 3 *Downloadable stuff from AugsburgFortress.com **Of course, improvisation.   My Swedish Lutheran (originally) congregation loves Langlais, Alain, Dupre, etc. Go figure!   Don't forget hymnals (we regularly use 4 in our church, including Spanish) and liturgical resources.   -David M. Boothe Emanuel ELCA, Dallas   --- Gfc234@aol.com wrote: > church organists golden treasury-in three volumes. > bach orgelbuchlein-well-all of the chorale preludes > walther chorale preludes > krebs chorale preludes > reger 30 short chorales > flor peeters chorales > > > > > 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 >       __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Plan great trips with Yahoo! Travel: Now over 17,000 guides! http://travel.yahoo.com/p-travelguide  
(back) Subject: Recommending church organ "lit..." From: <ProOrgo53@aol.com> Date: Sat, 16 Apr 2005 01:34:51 EDT   80 Chorale Preludes ed. Keller Peters Edition (publisher) Augburg-Fortress Publisher has a new cycle (AUGSBURG ORGAN LIBRARY) of seasonal , i.e., Advent/Christmastide, large (thick) multi-composer = collections. These are a MUST!! They are not inexpensive, so I suggest that, unless = your budget is limitless, you might consider purchasing one collection at a = time a few months before the season it covers thematically to allow time for learning the pieces you'd like to use. Check their web site for further = info. _Augsburg Fortress Store | Grace Notes_ (http://www.augsburgfortress.org/store/itemseries.asp?CLSID=3D118092) - = by organist/composer/ Dr. Timothy Albrecht are also among some of today's finest new organ music that is both accessible and extremely well received by congregations. Finally, from Augsburg-Fortress (Minneapolis), Concordia (St. Louis), MorningStar (St. Louis) - and others!) - Dr. Wilbur Held's wonderful = music for organ often finds its way into the 48 (or so) Sunday services I play each =   year, as well as the summer series of half-hour demonstration recitals = presented by 34 + / - staff organists at (RLDS) Community of Christ world = headquarters' Auditorium & Temple (Independence, Missouri, 3 p.m. daily, June 1 through = August 31st). Active participants in 20th/21st century music-making are, = I feel, greatly indebted to this fine composer/arranger, teacher and friend = who has given so much time during his life to the making of a huge collection = of sensitive, energetic and celebrative music for the church. Bravo, Dr. = Held!! Dale G. Rider , MSacredMus, CAGO Organist, Composer/Arranger, Music Engraver Independence, MO, USA