PipeChat Digest #5290 - Monday, April 25, 2005
 
"HOT" organ music yesterday!
  by "Daniel Hancock" <dhancock@brpae.com>
Re: Vincent Dubois in Schenectady, NY
  by "Jerry Richer" <jerry@ChirpingBat.Com>
Re: Vincent Dubois in Schenectady, NY
  by "Stephen Best" <stevebest@usadatanet.net>
Re: Time warps
  by "Walter Greenwood" <walterg@nauticom.net>
Re: Virgil Fox
  by "Walter Greenwood" <walterg@nauticom.net>
Re: Virgil Fox
  by "Cole" <rcolev@woh.rr.com>
Re: Specs for Hook opus 2582
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Re: Time warps
  by "N. Russotto" <ravenrockdesigns@gmail.com>
RE: "HOT" organ music yesterday!
  by "Will Light" <will.light@btinternet.com>
RE: Time warps
  by "Will Light" <will.light@btinternet.com>
RE: "HOT" organ music yesterday!
  by <rredman@imagin.net>
Re: "HOT" organ music yesterday!
  by "Margo Dillard" <dillardm@airmail.net>
Re: Virgil Fox
  by "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu>
Rauschpfeiffe for sale
  by "Charlie Lester" <crl@137.com>
Steve Best's Aria in d-minor/D-Major: Mp3 available
  by "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@adelphia.net>
RE: Virgil Fox
  by "TheShieling" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz>
Pedal rauschpfeiffe
  by "Patricia and Bill Scoffield" <grampa@eagle.ca>
Out of Print Saint-Saens
  by "Daniel Hancock" <dhancock@brpae.com>
Re: Virgil Fox
  by "Cole" <rcolev@woh.rr.com>
Re: Virgil Fox
  by "Larry McGuire" <larry@duntarvie.f2s.com>
 

(back) Subject: "HOT" organ music yesterday! From: "Daniel Hancock" <dhancock@brpae.com> Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 08:38:36 -0500   The organ music at Grace church was exceptionally hot last Sunday, though not by any virtues of the organist...   As I was playing the prelude, and the choir was coming in, the organ started losing wind-pressure to the pipes, and the whole thing sounded like a chorus of groaning banshees. In other words, every pipe was losing its pitch and sliding around, because the wind-pressure was fluxuating. After stopping in shock several times, and starting again to see if it would "straighten itself out" (yeah, right!), I quit, and went to the piano to accompany the service. Foolishly, I left the organ on. =20   Just as the choir was getting ready to sing the Call to Worship, one of the men in our congregation approached me rather rapidly. He became concerned when he heard what was happening with the organ, and went to the basement to check on the blower, which he couldn't get to, because it's in a closet in a storage room, and someone had piles boxes of paper products and junk in front of the door to the blower. After moving all that, and, by this time he could smell it, he discovered that the huge old blower was still running (because I hadn't turned the organ off) and was indeed on fire! Because there was no light and he couldn't see the power cutoff (and the fire was small and internal) he ran back up to get me. We turned the organ off at the console, and went down to see about the fire (Can't you imagine the congregation, after hearing what the organ did, seeing me and him run out of the sanctuary, afraid that the church might be burning?). Anyway, the fire went out on its own, and I cut the power supply to the blower, which had its own breaker box in the closet. =20   After all this melodrama, we used the piano!   I'll be calling Quimby's this week to see if they need to come and look at it, or if they can recommend a local machinist to do the job. =20   The real blessing in all this is this: Normally I arrive at the church early for a brief rehearsal, or at least I turn the organ on, if I don't rehearse--prior to walking across the street to St. Agnes for the 9 a.m. mass. But this morning I was running late, and didn't practice or turn the organ on. So when I came back from mass for our 10:45 service, I turned the organ on just minutes before playing the prelude. Had I turned the organ on earlier, the fire could have started when I was gone (and before many other people were there, too). No-one would have heard the organ going sour, and gone to check on the blower, and the church might have caught on fire. Now that would have been a real tragedy!   Daniel Hancock Springfield, Missouri  
(back) Subject: Re: Vincent Dubois in Schenectady, NY From: "Jerry Richer" <jerry@ChirpingBat.Com> Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 09:55:20 -0400   Does Carlson still exist as an organ builder? Where are / were they?   Chirp|Chirp|Chirp: It's the Bat, Chirping Bat .Com  
(back) Subject: Re: Vincent Dubois in Schenectady, NY From: "Stephen Best" <stevebest@usadatanet.net> Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 10:20:14 -0400   Carlson organ company does indeed still exist. See http://www.lacarlsonorgans.com/ Leonard Carlson is primarily a pipe organ builder, but also represent Rodgers. He's probably one of Rodgers' best when it comes to digitial/pipe combination instruments because of his extensive and very capable work in the pipe organ field.   Steve Best in Utica, NY   Jerry Richer wrote:   > Does Carlson still exist as an organ builder? Where are / were = they? > >Chirp|Chirp|Chirp: It's the Bat, Chirping Bat .Com >      
(back) Subject: Re: Time warps From: "Walter Greenwood" <walterg@nauticom.net> Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 10:21:03 -0400   Colin - you WOULD come up with RUMP! LOL - I guess it would still be a reed stop, of very low pitch and not much fundamental.   >"Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> > >I suppose, given time, some of the stop names could >degrade to things much more interesting, such as:- > >-OX HUMAN- > >-RUMP-- > > >... > >      
(back) Subject: Re: Virgil Fox From: "Walter Greenwood" <walterg@nauticom.net> Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 10:27:51 -0400   Jan is right. This is a collector's item for any Fox fanatic, as it was a "Happening". It was probably Fox's worst recorded performance ever from a musical point of view, and the organ sounded horrible. It's worth a few dollars, but not a fortune.   -WG   >"bnorth" <bnorth@intergate.ca> > >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: "Cole" <rcolev@woh.rr.com> Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 10:51:39 -0400   I have it somewhere in the basement. My advice is to NOT listen to it and bury it at the earliest opportunity. I don't think I listened to it all = the way through even once. Cole Votaw -- Springfield, Ohio, USA   >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...     -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Anti-Virus. Version: 7.0.308 / Virus Database: 266.10.2 - Release Date: 4/21/2005      
(back) Subject: Re: Specs for Hook opus 2582 From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 10:54:22 EDT   Daniel:   This was a rebuild of opus 208 which was probably a size 13 model. Gt. 16' 8 8 8 8 4 3 2 3rk 8 Sw. 16' 8 8 8 4 4 2 3rkDC 8 8 8 Pedal 16 16 8 couplers trem bellows sig. manuals cc 58 ped. 27 It contained 1415 pipes 25 ranks with Bassoon/Hautbois split on the Sw. 8 8 . It was typical in all ways for it's time.   Ron Severin    
(back) Subject: Re: Time warps From: "N. Russotto" <ravenrockdesigns@gmail.com> Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 11:22:41 -0400   You can easily fix your auto's clock. . .simply remove and bash with a hammer three times, then boil with chives and beef boullion*. A vert tasty soup, and you'll never see your clock calling you an --ASS- again!   *Also useful for ridding your home of sisters and brothers     NFR   On 4/25/05, Walter Greenwood <walterg@nauticom.net> wrote: > Colin - you WOULD come up with RUMP! LOL - I guess it would still be a > reed stop, of very low pitch and not much fundamental. >=20 > >"Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> > > > >I suppose, given time, some of the stop names could > >degrade to things much more interesting, such as:- > > > >-OX HUMAN- > > > >-RUMP-- > > > > > >... > > > > >=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 Organist, Holy Cross PNCC Enfield, Connecticut Moderator/Owner: Monarch of Music=20 http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/monarch_of_music/  
(back) Subject: RE: "HOT" organ music yesterday! From: "Will Light" <will.light@btinternet.com> Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 17:45:20 +0100   Blowers and their motors often need regular oiling. Does anyone do this regularly at your church? The piles of boxes etc in front of the blower = room door rather suggest that they don't! Blowers don't usually catch on fire! Overheating from un-oiled bearings sounds to me the probable cause.   Will Light Coventry UK   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of Daniel Hancock Sent: 25 April 2005 14:39 To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: "HOT" organ music yesterday!   The organ music at Grace church was exceptionally hot last Sunday, though not by any virtues of the organist... SNIP He became concerned when he heard what was happening with the organ, and went to the basement to check on the blower, which he couldn't get to, because it's in a closet in a storage room, and someone had piles boxes of paper products and junk in front of the door to the blower. After moving all that, and, by this time he could smell it, he discovered that the huge old blower was still running (because I hadn't turned the organ off) and was indeed on fire! Because there was no light and he couldn't see the power cutoff (and the fire was small and internal) he ran back up to get me. We turned the organ off at the console, and went down to see about the fire (Can't you imagine the congregation, after hearing what the organ did, seeing me and him run out of the sanctuary, afraid that the church might be burning?). Anyway, the fire went out on its own, and I cut the power supply to the blower, which had its own breaker box in the closet. =20   After all this melodrama, we used the piano!   I'll be calling Quimby's this week to see if they need to come and look at it, or if they can recommend a local machinist to do the job. =20      
(back) Subject: RE: Time warps From: "Will Light" <will.light@btinternet.com> Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 17:45:56 +0100   But plenty of fundament!   Will Light Coventry UK   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of Walter Greenwood Sent: 25 April 2005 15:21 To: PipeChat Subject: Re: Time warps   Colin - you WOULD come up with RUMP! LOL - I guess it would still be a reed stop, of very low pitch and not much fundamental.   >"Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> > >I suppose, given time, some of the stop names could >degrade to things much more interesting, such as:- > >-OX HUMAN- > >-RUMP-- > > >... > >       ****************************************************************** "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>    
(back) Subject: RE: "HOT" organ music yesterday! From: <rredman@imagin.net> Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 11:55:42 -0500 (CDT)   >We had a problem with Spencer blower bearings loosing oil several years ago. The blower had been rebuilt, and new bearings installed, so they were not overly loose. Upon studying the Spencer instructions and diagrams on the website, I found that there was a missing ring between the blower and motor housings. I also found a notation that this ring should be kept in place to keep air from blowing the oil out of the bearings. A couple of split leather rings solved the problem! I hope this information will be of use to you or someone else. Roy Redman     Blowers and their motors often need regular oiling. Does anyone do this > regularly at your church? The piles of boxes etc in front of the blower > room > door rather suggest that they don't! > Blowers don't usually catch on fire! Overheating from un-oiled bearings > sounds to me the probable cause. > > Will Light > Coventry UK > > -----Original Message----- > From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of > Daniel Hancock > Sent: 25 April 2005 14:39 > To: pipechat@pipechat.org > Subject: "HOT" organ music yesterday! > > The organ music at Grace church was exceptionally hot last Sunday, > though not by any virtues of the organist... > SNIP > He became > concerned when he heard what was happening with the organ, and went to > the basement to check on the blower, which he couldn't get to, because > it's in a closet in a storage room, and someone had piles boxes of paper > products and junk in front of the door to the blower. After moving all > that, and, by this time he could smell it, he discovered that the huge > old blower was still running (because I hadn't turned the organ off) and > was indeed on fire! Because there was no light and he couldn't see the > power cutoff (and the fire was small and internal) he ran back up to get > me. We turned the organ off at the console, and went down to see about > the fire (Can't you imagine the congregation, after hearing what the > organ did, seeing me and him run out of the sanctuary, afraid that the > church might be burning?). Anyway, the fire went out on its own, and I > cut the power supply to the blower, which had its own breaker box in the > closet. > > After all this melodrama, we used the piano! > > I'll be calling Quimby's this week to see if they need to come and look > at it, or if they can recommend a local machinist to do the job. > > > > ****************************************************************** > "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> > >    
(back) Subject: Re: "HOT" organ music yesterday! From: "Margo Dillard" <dillardm@airmail.net> Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 12:25:23 -0500   My first thought was perhaps too obvious and too simple - but.....where do the blowers get the air they draw in - perhaps through vents that were blocked by piles of boxes?? I would think any motor would overheat in an unventilated room, especially if it was constantly drawing out the air and blowing it elsewhere. I'm not an organbuilder, nor do I play one on TV, but I would think an organ blower would need a constant source of fresh air, like furnaces and air conditioners do.   Which begs the eternal question - why do organ chambers and the areas that provide access to them look like such perfect storage rooms to the "great unwashed"?   Margo     rredman@imagin.net wrote: >>We had a problem with Spencer blower bearings loosing oil several years > > ago. The blower had been rebuilt, and new bearings installed, so they > were not overly loose. Upon studying the Spencer instructions and > diagrams on the website, I found that there was a missing ring between > the blower and motor housings. I also found a notation that this ring > should be kept in place to keep air from blowing the oil out of the > bearings. A couple of split leather rings solved the problem! I hope > this information will be of use to you or someone else. > Roy Redman > > > Blowers and their motors often need regular oiling. Does anyone do this > >>regularly at your church? The piles of boxes etc in front of the blower >>room >>door rather suggest that they don't! >>Blowers don't usually catch on fire! Overheating from un-oiled bearings >>sounds to me the probable cause. >> >>Will Light >>Coventry UK >> >>-----Original Message----- >>From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of >>Daniel Hancock >>Sent: 25 April 2005 14:39 >>To: pipechat@pipechat.org >>Subject: "HOT" organ music yesterday! >> >>The organ music at Grace church was exceptionally hot last Sunday, >>though not by any virtues of the organist... >>SNIP >> He became >>concerned when he heard what was happening with the organ, and went to >>the basement to check on the blower, which he couldn't get to, because >>it's in a closet in a storage room, and someone had piles boxes of paper >>products and junk in front of the door to the blower. After moving all >>that, and, by this time he could smell it, he discovered that the huge >>old blower was still running (because I hadn't turned the organ off) and >>was indeed on fire! Because there was no light and he couldn't see the >>power cutoff (and the fire was small and internal) he ran back up to get >>me. We turned the organ off at the console, and went down to see about >>the fire (Can't you imagine the congregation, after hearing what the >>organ did, seeing me and him run out of the sanctuary, afraid that the >>church might be burning?). Anyway, the fire went out on its own, and I >>cut the power supply to the blower, which had its own breaker box in the >>closet. >> >>After all this melodrama, we used the piano! >> >>I'll be calling Quimby's this week to see if they need to come and look >>at it, or if they can recommend a local machinist to do the job. >> >> >> >>****************************************************************** >>"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> >> >> > > > ****************************************************************** > "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> > >     -- Dr. Margo Dillard Organist, FUMC, Lewisville, TX Musical Feast Choral Society Dillard Piano & Organ Studio    
(back) Subject: Re: Virgil Fox From: "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu> Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 14:33:03 -0700   >I have it somewhere in the basement. My advice is to NOT listen to >it and bury it at the earliest opportunity. I don't think I listened >to it all the way through even once. >Cole Votaw -- Springfield, Ohio, USA   Disagree!!!!   As one who has attended several LIVE Fox "happenings", I have a whole different perspective. Witnessing this man communicate with the audience, communicate with the spirit of the music he played, displaying a passion unlike any I have seen in classical music before, and since - ( well maybe Hector Olivera) - I came away a changed person feeling free enough to enjoy Bach's music in ANY format.   No it wasn't pure and the "organ" sounded fake, but the elevation of spirits was very real.   Listening to these "terrible" recordings still recaptures some of those feelings.   John Vanderlee   still dancing the "gigue" ;-) --  
(back) Subject: Rauschpfeiffe for sale From: "Charlie Lester" <crl@137.com> Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 11:58:22 -0700   =3D->   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.   <-=3D     Perhaps a karmically balanaced fate for the Rauschpfeife would be to melt it down and turn it into a Dulciana!   ~ C    
(back) Subject: Steve Best's Aria in d-minor/D-Major: Mp3 available From: "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@adelphia.net> Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 13:11:57 -0700   Hello fellow organophiles   This week's 1st mp3 is Steve Best's Aria in D minor/major   http://evensongmusic.net/audio/SBestAriaDmDM.mp3 (7.84mb for broadband users) http://evensongmusic.net/audio/LQ/SBestAriaDmDMLQ.mp3 (1.3 mb for dial-up)   Enjoy!   -- Jonathan Orwig Evensong Music, Media and Graphics New Organ Music http://www.evensongmusic.net    
(back) Subject: RE: Virgil Fox From: "TheShieling" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2005 08:36:58 +1200   >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...   Here in New Zealand, that record would be worth no more than 50c, i.e. the same value as an old lp of Mantovani, Richard Clayderman or Kamahl, though you would possibly have to pay $2 at the specialist 2nd-hand record and CD shop in Wellington.   Ross    
(back) Subject: Pedal rauschpfeiffe From: "Patricia and Bill Scoffield" <grampa@eagle.ca> Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 17:19:02 -0400   Charlie (and others), Casavant installed it on the pedal organ of a 3/40 "composite" instrument =   in Toronto, which they looked after and expanded several times over a few decades. Anyone I spoke with who heard it was quite impressed, except one =   technician, who kind of reflected your attitude. You can melt it down, or =   sell it one pipe at a time for souvenirs, or...   Bill Scoffield 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: Out of Print Saint-Saens From: "Daniel Hancock" <dhancock@brpae.com> Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 17:22:40 -0500   Dear List--   I am looking for an organ score to Saint-Saens Berceuse (Lullaby) in E Major (Opus 105). Does anyone know where to find it in print? Is it?   Many Thanks--   Daniel Hancock, whose church organ is still smoking in Springfield from Sunday's blower fire! What excitement!  
(back) Subject: Re: Virgil Fox From: "Cole" <rcolev@woh.rr.com> Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 18:29:41 -0400   I watched Virgil do the "Gigue" Fugue on the TV. I enjoyed it as a visual=20 delight. The sound was not good. Somehow, not being there made the=20 difference. It reminds me of watching Ethel Merman on TV. I thought she was= =20 the pits. Then I saw her in "Call Me Madame" in Columbus, Ohio, on stage.=20 Wow, what a difference. In fact, before the performance, you could still=20 hear her from the night before. (8-P (A little humor there--yes, I know,=20 very little.) The Virgil Fox recording is, was, and always will be the=20 pits. As a memento of a live performance, it might be a keepsake, but I=20 still say, "Bury it!"   Now, a stunning recording of VF is "The Christmas Album" from the 60s on=20 the M=F6ller at St. Paul's RC in Manhattan. It's out on CD now with a vapid= =20 set of tracks from the Festival Hall organ or some such in Great Britain.=20 The St. Paul's portion is stunning. But the "Heavy Organ" needs to be deep= =20 sixed right now.   Of course, during the same time that VF was recording pap, E. Power Biggs=20 was into serious Bach. He even had some fun with Bach on the pedal=20 harpsichord. I can remember watching him on the TV. I thought, "How could=20 anyone with such stubby and (what looked like to me) swollen fingers make=20 such beautiful music?" Now that was a happening for me, and I wasn't even=20 there! Eh bien, chacun =E0 son go=FBt.   Cole Votaw -- Springfield, Ohio, USA     >>I have it somewhere in the basement. My advice is to NOT listen to it and= =20 >>bury it at the earliest opportunity. I don't think I listened to it all=20 >>the way through even once. >>Cole Votaw -- Springfield, Ohio, USA > >Disagree!!!! > >As one who has attended several LIVE Fox "happenings", I have a whole=20 >different perspective. Witnessing this man communicate with the audience,= =20 >communicate with the spirit of the music he played, displaying a passion=20 >unlike any I have seen in classical music before, and since - ( well maybe= =20 >Hector Olivera) - I came away a changed person feeling free enough to=20 >enjoy Bach's music in ANY format. > >No it wasn't pure and the "organ" sounded fake, but the elevation of=20 >spirits was very real. > >Listening to these "terrible" recordings still recaptures some of those=20 >feelings. > >John Vanderlee > >still dancing the "gigue" ;-)     -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Anti-Virus. Version: 7.0.308 / Virus Database: 266.10.2 - Release Date: 4/21/2005      
(back) Subject: Re: Virgil Fox From: "Larry McGuire" <larry@duntarvie.f2s.com> Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2005 00:25:48 +0100   >>Cole wrote:   > > Of course, during the same time that VF was recording pap, E. Power > Biggs was into serious Bach. <<     It would seem that those who loved EPB and hated Fox 14 years and more ago, still love EPB and hate Fox.   Some opinions never change.   There were some however who did see Fox as a breath of fresh air in an otherwise stuffy classicist world, and who went on to become the next generation of 'world class organists'.   Somehow, the same doesn't seem to have happened to the EPB proteges/pupils/followers.........   Food for thought perhaps...............   Larry in the UK - who happens to prefer VF to EPG on any record/CD/reeltoreel or whatever :-)     -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Anti-Virus. Version: 7.0.308 / Virus Database: 266.10.3 - Release Date: 25/04/2005