PipeChat Digest #5291 - Tuesday, April 26, 2005
 
Upcoming events
  by "Scott A Montgomery" <montre1978@yahoo.com>
Re: Virgil Fox
  by "Cole" <rcolev@woh.rr.com>
Re: Steve Best's Aria in d-minor/D-Major: Mp3 available
  by "N. Russotto" <ravenrockdesigns@gmail.com>
Virgil Foxes (past, present, male, and female)
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
IRC down tonight?
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
Re: IRC down tonight?
  by "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org>
Re: IRC down tonight?
  by "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org>
SEEKING CHAMINADE'S BROTHER BOB CONTACT INFO (x post)
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
Re: Virgil Fox
  by "bnorth" <bnorth@intergate.ca>
Re: Virgil Foxes (past, present, male, and female)
  by "Jan Nijhuis" <nijhuis.jan@gmail.com>
Rauschpfeife Becomes Dulciana (*)
  by "Charlie Lester" <crl@137.com>
Re: Virgil Foxes (past, present, male, and female)
  by "HammondH100" <h100series@pacbell.net>
Re: Virgil Foxes (past, present, male, and female)
  by "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@adelphia.net>
 

(back) Subject: Upcoming events From: "Scott A Montgomery" <montre1978@yahoo.com> Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 16:26:35 -0700 (PDT)   Thought I would pass this information along to anyone who is interested in = the area. Thanks   Thursday, May 5 =96 7:30pm Spring Sacred Music Recital by the = Diocesan Choir   Peter Kurdziel, Conductor = Scott Montgomery, Organist   Soloists: Abigail Galle, = Maria Williams, Joe Harzheim, and Michael Gilfillan   Queen of the Holy Rosary = Parish =96 LaSalle, Illinois   This program will feature = Schubert=92s Mass in G =96 Free of Charge     Sunday, May 8 =96 6:00pm Easter Solemn Vespers with Bishop = Daniel R. Jenky, C.S.C.   Following Vespers, the = Diocesan Choir and the River City String Quartet will present Schubert=92s = Mass in G Major     with Peter Kurdziel =96 Conductor, Scott Montgomery =96 Organist and = soloists Abigail Galle, Maria Williams,   David Blasko, and Michael Gilfillan         Scott Montgomery 619 W Church St Champaign, IL 61820 217-390-0158 www.ScottMontgomeryMusic.net  
(back) Subject: Re: Virgil Fox From: "Cole" <rcolev@woh.rr.com> Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 19:37:10 -0400   You are correct, some opinions never change. I loved VF and EPB then, and = I love them now. In fact, my favorite album is VF's "The Christmas Album." I =   simply opine that the "Heavy Organ" album should be worm fodder (if such exists). Cole Votaw -- Springfield, Ohio, USA   Larry said: >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.     -- 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: Steve Best's Aria in d-minor/D-Major: Mp3 available From: "N. Russotto" <ravenrockdesigns@gmail.com> Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 19:46:38 -0400   I commissioned this piece and I can attest to both the quality of Steve as = a=20 composer, and the wonderful musicality of his work. He is a pleasure to wor= k=20 with and made commissioning this piece that much easier. I would like to=20 thank Steve and highly recommend him to anyone needing a piece composed. Nick Russotto   --=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: Virgil Foxes (past, present, male, and female) From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 20:03:35 EDT   In each generation there seems to be at least one organist reviled by = one camp or another. Oddly, that person seems to get the credit for making the =   greatest number of laymen aware of the organ compared to any of their = colleagues. Maybe we should take a deep breath when we witness a performance style =   that we dislike and say to ourselves, "Get them interested first; they = will then have the opportunity to be exposed to different tastes, areas of = repertoire, and performance styles." Such people might just save our instrument and = its world. What are we doing? I can think of several figures in my lifetime. Some burned brightly = for quite a few years. Others have made a splash only to make a huge tactical = error that torpedoed any chance of a career. Some of the same people who felt offended or threatened by Virgil = either musically or personally a half century ago still feel that way now. The = fact that they are still fuming long after his death demonstrates that good or = bad, tasteful or not, his impact continues to be significant.   Sebastian M. Gluck New York City http://www.glucknewyork.com/   ..  
(back) Subject: IRC down tonight? From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 20:17:23 -0500   I cannot connect on MIRC or via the Web tonight - what gives?   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com          
(back) Subject: Re: IRC down tonight? From: "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org> Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 20:24:43 -0500   I'm having the same problem...wonder if David has made some more changes = to his server.   Jon   At 08:17 PM 4/25/05, you wrote:   >I cannot connect on MIRC or via the Web tonight - what gives? > >Glenda Sutton >gksjd85@direcway.com > > > > > >****************************************************************** >"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: IRC down tonight? From: "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org> Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 20:30:10 -0500   >I cannot connect on MIRC or via the Web tonight - what gives? > >Glenda Sutton >gksjd85@direcway.com   Glenda   The IRC Server is up and running and I am on it however I gather there is some sort of problem somewhere that is causing problems. I have Sand Lawn on the phone right now and am trying to have him connect.   You might try Ad's suggest from about a week ago about connecting.   David   ************************Ad's Suggestion on Connecting 1) open mIRC   2) hit the X button on the grey "mIRC Options" box where they usually click the "Connect to IRC server" button in the middle   3) in the status window (which is now exposed, it's open behind the grey box when you start mirc), type this:   /server 67.103.160.57 6667   4) hit <enter> **********************************************************     -- **************************************** David Scribner Owner / Co-Administrator PipeChat   http://www.pipechat.org mailto:admin@pipechat.org  
(back) Subject: SEEKING CHAMINADE'S BROTHER BOB CONTACT INFO (x post) From: <ScottFop@aol.com> Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 21:49:19 EDT   Hello I am seeking the email address of Brother Bob (Robert), who is = headquartered at Chaminade High School in Mineola, Long Island. NY. I understand he is = on the organ crew there and also deals with choral activities for the = school. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated. Thank you! -Scott, Memphis 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: Virgil Fox From: "bnorth" <bnorth@intergate.ca> Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 19:52:41 -0700   Funny, the same shop I bought the VF record from, had an EPB Pedal Harpsicord 2 album set. I think its time to crank up the old hi-fi and see =   how both of them sound. I had the pleasure of seeing VF twice. Both memorable occasions. I bought a copy of the "Dish" but havent had time to =   read it yet.     ----- Original Message ----- From: "Cole" <rcolev@woh.rr.com> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Monday, April 25, 2005 4:37 PM Subject: Re: Virgil Fox     > You are correct, some opinions never change. I loved VF and EPB then, = and > I love them now. In fact, my favorite album is VF's "The Christmas = Album." > I simply opine that the "Heavy Organ" album should be worm fodder (if = such > exists). > Cole Votaw -- Springfield, Ohio, USA > > Larry said: >>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. > > > -- > 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 > > > > ****************************************************************** > "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: Virgil Foxes (past, present, male, and female) From: "Jan Nijhuis" <nijhuis.jan@gmail.com> Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 19:59:04 -0700   Hopefully -- and I don't think you were -- you weren't speaking to my post (or other's about the Winterland/Fillmore East/West recordings. The recordings themselves are less than what one would hope for.   Growing up I was "aware" of Virgil Fox, while being indifferent towards him; at the same time I quite liked E. Power Biggs. Is it a style thing, type of music, showmanship ... perhaps: In the piano world didn't like Liberace because of the excessiveness, yet concede that he did a great bit to promote the instrument. Ditto for Fox.   On 4/25/05, TubaMagna@aol.com <TubaMagna@aol.com> wrote: > In each generation there seems to be at least one organist reviled by = one > camp or another. Oddly, that person seems to get the credit for making th= e > greatest number of laymen aware of the organ compared to any of their col= leagues. > Maybe we should take a deep breath when we witness a performance style > that we dislike and say to ourselves, "Get them interested first; they wi= ll then > have the opportunity to be exposed to different tastes, areas of repertoi= re, > and performance styles." Such people might just save our instrument and i= ts > world. What are we doing? > I can think of several figures in my lifetime. Some burned brightly fo= r > quite a few years. Others have made a splash only to make a huge tactical= error > that torpedoed any chance of a career. > Some of the same people who felt offended or threatened by Virgil eith= er > musically or personally a half century ago still feel that way now. The f= act > that they are still fuming long after his death demonstrates that good or= bad, > tasteful or not, his impact continues to be significant. >=20 > Sebastian M. Gluck > New York City > http://www.glucknewyork.com/ >=20     --=20 Jan Nijhuis nijhuis.jan@gmail.com  
(back) Subject: Rauschpfeife Becomes Dulciana (*) From: "Charlie Lester" <crl@137.com> Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 20:02:47 -0700   =3D-> Anyone I spoke with who heard it was quite impressed, except one technician, who kind of reflected your attitude. <-=3D     Oh, I was just making a funny. I hope you did not take my ribbing seriously.   btw is "pfeiffe really spelled with two "ffs?" If so, what is the origin of that? I thought it was correctly spelled with one f -- "pfeife."   ~ C   (*) Anyone remember those goofy Allen organ stops -- "Diapason Becomes Dulciana," "Trumpet Becomes Oboe," etc.? I always wanted to have one made up "Mourning Becomes Electra."      
(back) Subject: Re: Virgil Foxes (past, present, male, and female) From: "HammondH100" <h100series@pacbell.net> Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 20:07:11 -0700   For all you EPBs fans... http://www.epowerbiggs.com   At 07:59 PM 4/25/2005, you wrote:   >Growing up I was "aware" of Virgil Fox, while being indifferent >towards him; at the same time I quite liked E. Power Biggs. Is it a >style thing, type of music, showmanship ... perhaps: In the piano >world didn't like Liberace because of the excessiveness, yet concede >that he did a great bit to promote the instrument. Ditto for Fox. >   Donald R. Resor Jr. T. W. & T. C. Svc. Co. http://go.to/tonewheels Carillon Web Ring http://g.webring.com/hub?ring=3Dthecarillonwebri Organ Builders and Dealers Web Ring http://u.webring.com/hub?ring=3Dorganbuildersand        
(back) Subject: Re: Virgil Foxes (past, present, male, and female) From: "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@adelphia.net> Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 20:19:44 -0700   ....hmmm   I guess I am REALLY strange   I liked both Fox AND Biggsie...   Oddly enough, now my musical sensibilities lie somewhere between the two.   You gotta admit that Biggs was so anal-retentive about tracker organs that I'm surprised he didn't squeak when he walked....   Fox, on the other hand, was what one person described as a "gleeful iconoclast" who delighted at poking fun at the musical establishment and had technique in SPADES   I really want to hear performances that are passionate AS WELL AS "authentic"   Fox was anything but "authentic" as far as performance practice is concerned... Biggs was sometimes a bit reserved for my tastes..   I do have one fond memory of Biggs recordings: His 2 from Frieburg, using all 4 instruments in the building... His playing and registration were MOST un-Biggslike... very extrovert and exuberant I also like his more elegant and reserved interpretations - I eagerly devoured his series of recordings on historical organs   So, I guess what I'm saying is that I really enjoy either, but for the long haul I'll take a hybrid of the two:   Someone who tastefully breaks the rules _AND_ moves me with their playing, without resorting to excess...   the name Ken Cowan comes to mind   So there you have it   Jan Nijhuis wrote:   >Hopefully -- and I don't think you were -- you weren't speaking to my >post (or other's about the Winterland/Fillmore East/West recordings. >The recordings themselves are less than what one would hope for. > >Growing up I was "aware" of Virgil Fox, while being indifferent >towards him; at the same time I quite liked E. Power Biggs. Is it a >style thing, type of music, showmanship ... perhaps: In the piano >world didn't like Liberace because of the excessiveness, yet concede >that he did a great bit to promote the instrument. Ditto for Fox. > >   -- Jonathan Orwig Evensong Music, Media and Graphics New Organ Music http://www.evensongmusic.net