PipeChat Digest #5289 - Monday, April 25, 2005
Time warps
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Specs for Hook opus 2582
  by "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca>
Rauschpfeiffe for sale
  by "Patricia and Bill Scoffield" <grampa@eagle.ca>
A Sunday of music
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
Vincent Dubois in Schenectady, NY
  by "Stephen Best" <stevebest@usadatanet.net>
Re: Changeable stop names
  by <Justinhartz@aol.com>
Virgil Fox
  by "bnorth" <bnorth@intergate.ca>
Re: Virgil Fox
  by "Jan Nijhuis" <nijhuis.jan@gmail.com>

(back) Subject: Time warps From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2005 04:48:43 -0700 (PDT)   Hello,   Thanks for that. I had one in my auto all along, and on my DAT recorder, my VCR and my digital TV box!   Now that I know what it IS, I wonder what may happen over time.   For instance, my auto has a digital clock which regularly reads things like:-   L1:0F     I suppose, given time, some of the stop names could degrade to things much more interesting, such as:-   -OX HUMAN-   -RUMP--   CLAR--ET   HARMONIC -LUTE   TIER--   MI-T-RE   HARM----S   T---BONE     I think my idea, crude though it may be, has the advantage of long-term reliability.   Regards,   Colin MItchell UK       --- "N. Russotto" <ravenrockdesigns@gmail.com> wrote:   > The characteristics of vacuum fluorescent display > (VFD) technology include ......   > VFD is typically blue-green in colour. To > see one of the VFD chips > mounted on an organ, email me privately so that I > may send you a picture.     __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: Specs for Hook opus 2582 From: "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca> Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2005 13:06:50 -0300   Would anyone here be able to find the specs for Hook Organ opus 2582 = built in 1930 It was located in First Congregational , Bristol , Rhode Island   Thanks Danielwh      
(back) Subject: Rauschpfeiffe for sale From: "Patricia and Bill Scoffield" <grampa@eagle.ca> Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2005 18:37:45 -0400   Listers, I have a 2-rank Rauschpfeiffe in a box in my shed, waiting for some lucky =   organist to pick it up for about $350 Canadian, plus shipping. I can provide a tape of the thing, if seriously interested.. or maybe a short email sound-clip.   Bill Scoffield Port Hope, Ontario (near Toronto) 905 797 2566     -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Anti-Virus. Version: 7.0.308 / Virus Database: 266.10.2 - Release Date: 21/04/2005      
(back) Subject: A Sunday of music From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2005 21:42:27 -0500   I resolved to spend another Sunday in Pensacola, this time to go to church at my home away from home, Christ Church. It was a beautiful spring day with crystal clear skies as I pulled down a side street and parallel parked.   The service was a standard Rite 2 with no surprises, not bad choir anthem, fairly good sermon. The prelude was one of the fugues on BACH by Schumann (not 1, 2, or 6, but I haven't looked it up). The postlude was the Toccata in C by Bach.   After service I accompanied my friend and his wife to a place called the Roadhouse. I had a "anything - everything" salad, whatever that is. Then we went back to their home, and his brother played some of his music for me. He is a gifted folksong writer and guitarist, and Paul is trying to record his music for posterity.   Paul took me back to Christ Church to preview his upcoming recital selections. I was impressed - I knew he had worked hard. I was late getting across the street to FUMC to the young people's recital.   I walked in at the end of the first piece. The recital was being shared by two teenagers, one a Sarah Powell (16), the other Christopher Powell (15), no relation. Sarah's program was:   Prelude in G major, BWV 568 - Bach Shout to the Lord - Zchech/Bettcher Via Dolorosa (piano) - Sprague/Borop/Pethel "Hornpipe" from Water Music - Handel   She did a marvelous job for a young organ student.   Christopher is no stranger to the organ, having studied for about 5 or more years. He was our youngest AGO chapter member, and participated in a master class given by Stephen Roberts back in 2000. He is a student of Lynne Lauderdale. He has really grown up and matured nicely, and was calm and self-assured. His program:   Prelude, Fugue and Chaconne in C major, BuxWV 137 - Buxtehude Vater unser im Himmelreich, BWV 636 (Orgelbuchlein) - Bach Partita on Ein Feste Burg - Andrew Clark   I asked my RC friend if Ein Feste Burg was in her hymnal, and it is! Cool, I thought. This was a really interesting selection. The pedal solo was impressive, the andante quite lovely, and the scherzo cool.   Afterward at the reception I saw many old friends, caught up on gossip, and engaged in conspiracies to save old theatre organs, attend area recitals together, and the like. No alcoholic beverages were consumed, and no animals were harmed. It was a lovely musical day.   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com          
(back) Subject: Vincent Dubois in Schenectady, NY From: "Stephen Best" <stevebest@usadatanet.net> Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2005 23:29:17 -0400   I go to a lot of organ recitals both near and far. More often than not, I leave neither satisfied nor dissatisfied -- been there, done that. Sometimes I wish I had stayed home. Only rarely do I experience a truly compelling performance, and it had been awhile since last that happened. So I was really ready for this afternoon's recital which was one of those times when everything came together in a brilliant performance by Vincent Dubois at First United Methodist Church in Schenectady, NY. I won't spend time on Mr. Dubois' biography, which may be found at the "competition winners" link at http://www.concertorganists.com/ You can read that for yourself. However, Dubois deserves a few minutes of my writing time and your reading time.   First United Methodist Church is one of the major players in offering recitals in Upstate New York. Music endowment and extensive fundraising enable the church to present major artists on a regular basis. That said, this is never an easy venue for an organist. The three manual Carlson organ has a sound more like polished stainless steel than sterling silver, and the room is about as live as my living room. It's a challenge for organists to adapt their technique to this difficult situation, and many don't quite make it. Neither organ nor room are especially well suited for French music, and Dubois' inclusion of Dupre (all three preludes and fugues from opus 7), the Franck "Cantabile" and "Piece Heroique," and Durufle's ALAIN prelude and fugue (along with the Bach G minor fantasy and fugue and a concluding improvisation) was disquieting to contemplate in advance. However, I should not have been the least bit worried. Vincent Dubois used this organ as well or better than anyone I've ever heard, and although you'd never think you were at the cathedral in Soissions where Dubois is titular, you completely forgot the limitations of organ and room as moment after moment of extraordinary music-making took place.   What was it that separated Vincent Dubois' recital from others I've heard, I've been wondering. Mostly it was Dubois' never-flagging involvement with the music. Others get right notes and right rhythms and stop there. Dubois has technique the equal of anyone's, but his communication skills are extraordinary. Playing entirely from memory, Dubois shaped lines with exquisite and sensitive flexibility, creating a genuine emotional experience for all who attended. Here is a man whose primary aim is MAKING MUSIC, not just playing the organ. From the first notes of the opening Bach fantasy, I knew this was not to be another "ho hum" organ recital. This was instead an "oh wow" recital from start to finish. Then there was Dubois' handling of the organ to which I already referred -- adjusting his touch and music line in ways that made Schenectady take on elements of what it must be like in Soissons. What a dazzling transformation of an organ that should, by all rights, have failed at the task to which it had been assigned. Dubois proved once again that in the right hands, music-making can transcend virtually any limitation.   This post would be incomplete without mentioning Vincent Dubois' utterly gracious and winning interaction with those who greeted him following the concert. Dubois seems to really enjoy people, and it shows. Friendly, warm, charming, humble -- these words don't begin to describe his personal demeanor. Whether his personality is an outgrowth of his music-making, or his music-making is an outgrowth of his personality, Dubois is a true star in both areas.   If you have a chance to hear Vincent Dubois, don't miss it! Three organists with whom I sat -- all of whom traveled 80 miles to get there -- had already had a lot of music on a weekend which also included the St. Thomas Church, NYC, choir in concert at Grace Church in our home town of Utica, NY, and our own efforts as church organists. Yet, we left energized, inspired, and thoroughly gratified. What a great way to end a weekend of music!      
(back) Subject: Re: Changeable stop names From: <Justinhartz@aol.com> Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2005 23:47:35 EDT   For changing stop names, nothing beats the time honored self sticking labels. They even come in different colors for Flutes/Diapasons, Strings, = Reeds and Percussions :) Keep a fresh supply next to your roll of duct tape.   Justin  
(back) Subject: Virgil Fox From: "bnorth" <bnorth@intergate.ca> Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 00:21:43 -0700   I just got back from Seattle, where I heard the David Dahl concert at = Trinity Lutheran Church in Lynnwood, celebrating the tenth anniversary = of Martin Pasi's Opus 4. I had some time to kill before the concert and = visited a local used book/record/cd shop and found and bought "Bach = live at Fillmore East - Virgil Fox, Heavy Organ" record album. Does any = one know if this is a collector's item and what it might be worth? The = record appears to be in good condition, the cover is intact, but has = some wear. Any thoughts appreciated...
(back) Subject: Re: Virgil Fox From: "Jan Nijhuis" <nijhuis.jan@gmail.com> Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 00:41:02 -0700   Perhaps as a curiosity, or if it were signed.   Though the CD set (Fillmores East and West) may be out of production now, I think they should still be avialable through sources. For the true Virgil Fox fan, perhaps they are necessities. Unfortunately, the recordings aren't great classical recordings and the albums seem to be more of a memorabelia-token of the "I was there" kind, like Woodstock.   I have the set, and honesty, I've only listened to each CD once or twice.   I hope this wasn't too much of a disappointment.   On 4/25/05, bnorth <bnorth@intergate.ca> wrote: > =20 > I just got back from Seattle, where I heard the David Dahl concert at > Trinity Lutheran Church in Lynnwood, celebrating the tenth anniversary of > Martin Pasi's Opus 4. I had some time to kill before the concert and visi= ted > a local used book/record/cd shop and found and bought "Bach live at > Fillmore East - Virgil Fox, Heavy Organ" record album. Does any one know = if > this is a collector's item and what it might be worth? The record appears= to > be in good condition, the cover is intact, but has some wear. Any though= ts > appreciated...=20     --=20 Jan Nijhuis nijhuis.jan@gmail.com