PipeChat Digest #5301 - Thursday, April 28, 2005
 
Re: tongues of flame(liturgical dancers)
  by "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu>
FW: good news for concert organs
  by "First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois" <kzrev@rr1.net>
Re: When is a pipe organ not a pipe organ?
  by "Jarle Fagerheim" <jarle_fagerheim@yahoo.co.uk>
Demessieux
  by <giwro@adelphia.net>
Howard Seat
  by "First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois" <kzrev@rr1.net>
Re: Howard Seat
  by <BlueeyedBear@aol.com>
Blue organs
  by "First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois" <kzrev@rr1.net>
Flames for Pentecost
  by "First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois" <kzrev@rr1.net>
One of Wicks 'wilder' ideas... ;)
  by "HammondH100" <h100series@pacbell.net>
Re: How much would it cost?
  by "N. Russotto" <ravenrockdesigns@gmail.com>
new topic
  by "GB" <gblack@ocslink.com>
RE: One of Wicks 'wilder' ideas... ;)
  by "Brent Johnson" <brentmj@charter.net>
Re: One of Wicks 'wilder' ideas... ;)
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
Re: Flames for Pentecost
  by "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu>
RE: When is a pipe organ not a pipe organ?
  by "Will Light" <will.light@btinternet.com>
RE: Howard Seat
  by "Will Light" <will.light@btinternet.com>
Re: tongues of flame(liturgical dancers)
  by "Charles & Maria DeVita-Krug" <cdkrug@worldnet.att.net>
Re: new topic
  by "Stephen Best" <stevebest@usadatanet.net>
RE: One of Wicks 'wilder' ideas... ;)
  by "HammondH100" <h100series@pacbell.net>
Guide To Understanding Your Organist
  by <Wuxuzusu@aol.com>
Re: When is a pipe organ not a pipe organ?
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
RE: Re: tongues of flame and liturgical dance
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: tongues of flame(liturgical dancers) From: "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu> Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 14:11:20 -0400   I fail to see how a bunch of dumpy church ladies swirling scarves and cavorting like Eulalie Mackechnie Shinn in the Music Man could be seen as pornographic, except for those with special tastes. On the other hand, what's wrong with sensuality? What could be more sensual than Bernini's statue of Teresa of Avila? See http://www.thais.it/scultura/sch00349.htm Maybe you'd like to see that removed from the Church of Santa Maria della Vittoria in Rome? ; - )   Liturgical dance (which I grant is a misnomer, as there's nothing liturgical about it--unless, that is, some college of cardinals or whatnot revamps the liturgy to include it) is evidently quite OK with the ELCA, which is my church's denomination. See, for example, the January 1996 issue of their journal Worship, at   http://www.elca.org/dcm/worship/publications/worship/1996.html   May it be said of our upcoming liturgical dance as it was of those who came to make fun of the Quakers, "They came to scoff but stayed to pray" (Oliver Goldsmith uses somewhat stronger language in "The Deserted Village," line 180).   Randy Runyon     On Apr 28, 2005, at 12:50 PM, RonSeverin@aol.com wrote:   > Dear Maurits: > > I was witness to this sort of thing in 1968 in a RCC. I thought it > totally out of place in a sanctuary. It bordered on the sensual > and even pornographic. I don't ever want to see it again either. > I don't see any reason what so ever to do anything like this in > a church. They call it liturgical dance, but was it ever liturgical > to do it. I say no to that. It smacks of prurient intent and nothing > sacred about burlesque in a sacred place. > > Ron Severin > > > ****************************************************************** > "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: FW: good news for concert organs From: "First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois" <kzrev@rr1.net> Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 13:26:18 -0500       Dennis Steckley   "Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."--Dr. Seuss   -----Original Message-----   Wabash Valley Cahpter Members,   I received this from J. Gladstone, Indy. Chapter. A very interesting article for those interested in the organ and its future.   Gary   SYMPHONY CENTER: Major gift secures pipe organ for ASO's new hall Pierre Ruhe - Staff Wednesday, April 13, 2005   The latest major gift for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's planned Symphony Center is earmarked for an instrument not heard in the current Symphony Hall: a pipe organ.   The family of the late John A. Conant, a philanthropist and former executive at the John H. Harland check-printing company, will cover most of the organ's estimated $3.3 million price tag. Conant died March 16. His daughter, Margaret Reiser, will become chairwoman of the ASO's board of directors in May.   Dobson Pipe Organ Builders of Lake City, Iowa, won the contract after an exhaustive search. The 88-rank, 5,000-pipe organ --- measures of size and prowess --- won't top the largest in metro Atlanta, the Cathedral of St. Philip's 5,400-pipe monster instrument. And unlike Santiago Calatrava's architectural plans for the new center, or its variable acoustics by Larry Kirkegaard, the Dobson organ will not be an especially cutting-edge design.   Instead, the organ will be a traditional design that is specially calibrated for the needs of the ASO's world-beating chorus.   "Our ideal organ would blow the roof off in the Saint-Saens' 'Organ Symphony,' " says H. Hamilton Smith, an organist and ASO board member who led the search committee. "At the same time, it needs to be incredibly sensitive to the demands of choral accompaniment."   The committee winnowed the finalists down to Dobson and the more established Massachusetts firm of C.B. Fisk. "Lynn Dobson's thinking was most in synch with our needs," Smith says.   Dobson's most prominent instrument is in Los Angeles' Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral, inaugurated in 2003. Surprisingly, Dobson, founded in 1974, has yet to complete a concert hall instrument; its organ for the Philadelphia Orchestra's Verizon Hall (125-rank, 7,000-pipe) is under construction. (At 2,543 seats, Verizon requires a larger organ than Atlanta's planned 2,000-seat center.)   Three years before a donor was lined up, an 11-member committee explored the musical needs of the orchestra and chorus. "Our task force began exploring all the things we wanted an organ to do, without thinking about budget," said Tom Tomlinson, the center's project manager.   Led by Smith, the committee included local church organists and ASO administrators, plus the orchestra's chorus director, Norman Mackenzie, and pianist/organist Peter Marshall. Dallas Symphony organist Mary Preston served as a consultant.   Initially, Calatrava wanted the organ pipes merged into the walls, invisible to the audience. "But Lynn Dobson dug in his heels," recalls Smith. "Dobson told him, 'the casework needs to be seen, where you say "that's a musical instrument.' "   "We were impressed that Lynn could gee-haw with Calatrava, with Tom [Tomlinson\] as referee," Smith says. In the current plans, Calatrava's unorthodox designs for the casework and pipes "will require some engineering ingenuity. Dobson said he can do that, but it'll run the cost up. No question, this organ will have a unique look."   Calatrava's sketches for the large, visible pipes resemble row upon row of draped curtains or a series of waves crashing on themselves.   Musically, Dobson says the organ's style will be "eclectic to fit the symphonic and choral repertoire." The trick is balancing the giant sound needed to overpower an orchestra with the lovely tones typically heard from a gentle-voiced church organ.   Currently, when the ASO needs to summon the organ's heavenly voice, they rent a Rogers electronic organ, with loudspeakers discreetly sitting at the rear of the stage. At best, it's a make-do solution.   The ASO's Dobson organ will boast the same capabilities and size as the Fisk-built organ in the Dallas Symphony's Meyerson Hall, which the ASO committee saw as one of the best modern-hall organ installations. Yet Dallas, which doesn't have organ-specific cash reserves, rarely uses its mighty Fisk.   "We don't want to build this impressive thing, then have it fall into disuse," says Smith of the ASO's Dobson. Thus the orchestra will attempt to raise a $2 million endowment specifically to maintain the instrument and program concerts, including a solo organ recital series.   To raise these funds --- apart from money needed to build the $300 million Symphony Center itself --- the ASO will sell naming rights to the 5,000 individual pipes.   Even with money for the organ secured, it's not known when Dobson's instrument will be heard. The ASO has raised about a third of the total cost of the center, to be located at 14th and Peachtree streets in Midtown, with a projected opening date no sooner than 2011.   Smith quips: "As [ASO development director] Paul Hogel said to me, 'You've got your organ. Now we need a hall to put around it.' "          
(back) Subject: Re: When is a pipe organ not a pipe organ? From: "Jarle Fagerheim" <jarle_fagerheim@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 20:32:03 +0200 (CEST)   --- Cole <rcolev@woh.rr.com> wrote: > All of the above? A pipe organ, an electronic organ, > and (I am sure there > is one somewhere) a hybrid: What WurliTzer are we > referencing?   I was thinking of organs with many non-pipe stops, but no electronic fakes. WurliTzer theatre organs serve as the most well-known exponents of such instruments. Sorry for being inspecific, but it was really a joke!   Jarle  
(back) Subject: Demessieux From: <giwro@adelphia.net> Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 14:57:57 -0400   Hello friends,   I recently ordered Demessieux's Triptyque (Pr=C3=A9lude, Adagio and Fugue) = and was suitably inpressed. I wonder why I've never heard this piece perfo= rmed or recorded!   It isn't easy (few of her pieces are!) but I think it might be worth a look= for a recital piece...   Cheers,   Jonathan  
(back) Subject: Howard Seat From: "First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois" <kzrev@rr1.net> Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 14:15:48 -0500   Some of you folk that have used 'em, how are Howard seats? Ever used on anything but theatre organ? Do they swivel? Is the idea to make it easier to play far reaching pedals?   Scott Foppiano, I know you've used one........I've been enjoying your CD of the Detroit Senate Wurlitzer.........another fine recording, btw!   Dennis Steckley   "Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."--Dr. Seuss      
(back) Subject: Re: Howard Seat From: <BlueeyedBear@aol.com> Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 15:31:59 EDT   In a message dated 4/28/05 12:15:38 PM Pacific Daylight Time, = kzrev@rr1.net writes:   > Some of you folk that have used 'em, how are Howard seats? Ever used on > anything but theatre organ? Do they swivel? Is the idea to make it > easier to play far reaching pedals? > > Scott Foppiano, I know you've used one........I've been enjoying your CD > of the Detroit Senate Wurlitzer.........another fine recording, btw!   yes, they swivel. no, it didn't help me reach the ends of the pedalboard.   bear in mind they don't call them nutcrackers for nothing.  
(back) Subject: Blue organs From: "First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois" <kzrev@rr1.net> Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 14:40:55 -0500   There was a British organ on ebay a while back that had been painted (casework) a bright turquoise color; it had highly decorated fa=E7ade pipes, as well, in complementary colors. But I can't imagine why the church ever painted it that color!   Dennis Steckley   "Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."--Dr. Seuss      
(back) Subject: Flames for Pentecost From: "First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois" <kzrev@rr1.net> Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 14:42:49 -0500   Well, Randy, there is the old jazz standard, "My Old Flame," but I don't think it's quite what you had in mind! ;>)   Dennis Steckley   "Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."--Dr. Seuss      
(back) Subject: One of Wicks 'wilder' ideas... ;) From: "HammondH100" <h100series@pacbell.net> Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 13:53:01 -0700   How about this for a console design, notice the crescendo indicator, and how can you not miss the 'Hammond like' odd harmonics device which has = been added in! :-)   http://home.pacbell.net/monarke4/Antiphonal_Harmonics_controls.jpg   http://home.pacbell.net/monarke4/Console_Left.jpg   http://home.pacbell.net/monarke4/Console_Right.jpg   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 "That was so terrible, I think you gave me cancer!" LOL      
(back) Subject: Re: How much would it cost? From: "N. Russotto" <ravenrockdesigns@gmail.com> Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 15:57:02 -0500   Well this is the tracker at Mt. Holyoke in South Hadley. The Italianseque one? I believe the Mixtur breaks bass-ackwards, though.     NFR     On 4/28/05, Mark Nelson <mark.edward.nelson@gmail.com> wrote: > The first Fisk practice organ dates from 1961, Opus 31, for Wellesley=20 > College which has been removed to the shop and is awaiting installation i= n a >=20 > private residence in Stowe VT. You can see a similar instrument at=20 > http://www.cbfisk.com/organs/op077A_01.html. The interior is painted "Fis= k=20 > blue" which is pretty close to "robins' egg" blue. The exterior is oak, w= ith >=20 > mahogany trim, lightly stained. Nearly all Fisk organs 'till 1980 or so w= ere >=20 > painted this color on the interior (never on the exterior), and in some= =20 > places you can see this between the pipes and in Brustwerk interior=20 > casework.=20 > BTW, we'd probably take "outlandish" as a compliment ... > Mark Nelson > C. B. Fisk, Inc. > Gloucester > On 4/28/05, Margo Dillard <dillardm@airmail.net> wrote:=20 > >=20 > > I once saw a blue organ in a practice room at a college back when I was > > in high school, but I couldn't tell you who built it - a little tracker > > with the whole case painted Robin's egg blue. I doubt it was a Fisk... > > I'm not sure if Fisk was even around back then... > >=20 > > N. Russotto wrote: > > > OH! Of course, Michael, thanks for reminding me. C.B. Fisk is another > > > builder high on my list, if a bit outlandish in some of their designs= : > > > They built a blue organ. Didn't I hear Margo Dillard use that line? > > > Even so, nicely done :) > > > > > > NFR >=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: new topic From: "GB" <gblack@ocslink.com> Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 12:52:01 -0500   HI list, Does it appear that different denominations go with a particular builder? For example: Hinners built a lot of organs, it seems, for Catholic churches etc. See what happens with this thread. Gary    
(back) Subject: RE: One of Wicks 'wilder' ideas... ;) From: "Brent Johnson" <brentmj@charter.net> Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 16:14:39 -0500   That's pretty amazing. I'd like to hear exactly what this is controlling!   I'm afraid the "Antiphonal Harmonics" control box was an after-market addition. That box doesn't match the work on the rest of the console very well. Still, it's an interesting idea. Donald, please tell us where is this photo from.   Brent Johnson ORGANLive - Music of the organ on demand http://www.wicksorgan.com     -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of HammondH100 Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2005 3:53 PM To: Pipe Chat Subject: One of Wicks 'wilder' ideas... ;)   How about this for a console design, notice the crescendo indicator, and how can you not miss the 'Hammond like' odd harmonics device which has = been added in! :-)   http://home.pacbell.net/monarke4/Antiphonal_Harmonics_controls.jpg   http://home.pacbell.net/monarke4/Console_Left.jpg   http://home.pacbell.net/monarke4/Console_Right.jpg   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 "That was so terrible, I think you gave me cancer!" LOL      
(back) Subject: Re: One of Wicks 'wilder' ideas... ;) From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 17:38:08 EDT   And since the fractions make no sense, enquiring minds (and dim ones such = as my own) want to know...  
(back) Subject: Re: Flames for Pentecost From: "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu> Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 17:57:10 -0400   Gee, I know a lot of old standards, but not that one. I'll have to=20 look for it. Anyway, I've decided on the Durufl=E9.   Randy     On Apr 28, 2005, at 3:42 PM, First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois=20=   wrote:   > Well, Randy, there is the old jazz standard, "My Old Flame," but I=20 > don't > think it's quite what you had in mind! ;>) > > Dennis Steckley > > "Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."--Dr. Seuss > > > > ****************************************************************** > "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: When is a pipe organ not a pipe organ? From: "Will Light" <will.light@btinternet.com> Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 23:03:12 +0100   I think a Wurlitzer is an organ - because its musical notes are made = with pipes. If you say that it is not an organ because it has percussion instruments, drums, glockenspiel, xylophone etc. then what of the large church or concert organs which have Zimbelstern, Chimes, Gongs etc.? Are they not organs either?   Will Light Coventry UK   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of Jarle Fagerheim Sent: 28 April 2005 10:42 To: PipeChat Subject: Re: When is a pipe organ not a pipe organ?   Maurits Lamers wrote: > I never actually heard such a hybrid organ, but I wouldn't classify it =   > as a pipe organ. > I think the term "pipe organ" should be reserved only for organs with=20 > only pipes. Then what would a Wurlitzer be ;)?   --=20 Beste helsing / Best wishes / Beste Gr=FC=DFe / Bestu kvedjur   Jarle Fagerheim   jarle_fagerheim@yahoo.co.uk www: http://jarle.moo.no   ****************************************************************** "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: Howard Seat From: "Will Light" <will.light@btinternet.com> Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 23:09:22 +0100   They do swivel indeed, and the two halves, (one for each cheek!) slide = past each other with a scissor-like action. These beasts need VERY careful use = - unless you are playing a transcription of The Nutcracker Suite!   Will Light Coventry UK   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois Sent: 28 April 2005 20:16 To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: Howard Seat   Some of you folk that have used 'em, how are Howard seats? Ever used on anything but theatre organ? Do they swivel? Is the idea to make it easier to play far reaching pedals?   Scott Foppiano, I know you've used one........I've been enjoying your CD of the Detroit Senate Wurlitzer.........another fine recording, btw!   Dennis Steckley   "Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."--Dr. Seuss       ****************************************************************** "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: tongues of flame(liturgical dancers) From: "Charles & Maria DeVita-Krug" <cdkrug@worldnet.att.net> Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 18:26:09 -0400   On Thu, Apr 28, 2005 at 01:50:36PM -0400, Cole wrote: > Now didn't David dance before the Ark of the Covenant? I think he was > unclothed. I don't think there was organ music involved, though. >   <Conservative Protestant> He wore an ephod, which was a Priestly garment.   Saul's daughter's comment, "How glorious was the king who uncovered himself." was in response to David taking the role of "just another priest" when, in HER opinion, he should have been dressed like a KING <\Conservative Protestant>   <silly attempt to be ontopic> I suppose "linen" is "organic" <\silliness>      
(back) Subject: Re: new topic From: "Stephen Best" <stevebest@usadatanet.net> Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 18:00:28 -0400   I don't know about this -- but I recall one Lutheran church that, when asked for practice time for a talented young person, responded "Our organ is a liturgical organ, not a practice organ." The organ builder's name escapes me....   Steve Best in Utica, NY     GB wrote:   >HI list, Does it appear that different denominations go with a = particular >builder? For example: Hinners built a lot of organs, it seems, for >Catholic churches etc. See what happens with this thread. Gary > > > >      
(back) Subject: RE: One of Wicks 'wilder' ideas... ;) From: "HammondH100" <h100series@pacbell.net> Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 14:47:12 -0700       There was one person on the Rodgers list which was familiar with this installation and the Antiphonal Harmonics. This is an original installation. I've heard the organ and the box but it seemed like quite a =   large financial outlay for something which was based on 'book theory' and odd harmonics which are already produced naturally in pipes. The installation is Holy Cross in California. To my ear the Antiphonal Harmonics play and you can hear them, but they do not seem to add anything =   to the quality of the instrument as a whole.   I believe both of the designers have passed away. A portion of the pipes have been tonally re-finished. The few voices which were re-voiced by my friend and associate Roger Hardesty and Allan Van Zoeren. The = installation tends to have differences in temperature from the front to the back of the =   church and since the voicing is not as good as it could have been some of the ranks seem to go out of tune in different directions rather than = moving out of tune together. Roger showed me how pipes which are properly voiced =   will still go out of tune but they tend move together leaving the rank still usable verses ranks that can't be used at all when pipes to not move =   out of tune together.   Some of you may know that Allan Van Zoeren was one of the principal people =   at Rodgers Organs before CBS bought the company and for a short period of time during. Allan left Rodgers when CBS would continually not put out money for R&D. Allan left the company taking several key people with him where he built pipe instruments under the Van Zoeren name. Allan passed away a couple years ago which has put a bit of a damper on voicing projects.. Allan would have been 90 years old and I am glad that I had = the opportunity to meet the man and learn about some of his vast knowledge = and experience.   The original voicing of Davies Hall was also done by my friend Roger Hardesty and one other person, as the story goes I can't remember if it was Allen or someone else whom worked with Roger on that project.   At 02:14 PM 4/28/2005, you wrote: >That's pretty amazing. I'd like to hear exactly what this is = controlling! > >I'm afraid the "Antiphonal Harmonics" control box was an after-market >addition. That box doesn't match the work on the rest of the console = very >well. Still, it's an interesting idea. Donald, please tell us where is >this photo from. > >Brent Johnson >ORGANLive - Music of the organ on demand >http://www.wicksorgan.com > > > >http://home.pacbell.net/monarke4/Antiphonal_Harmonics_controls.jpg > >http://home.pacbell.net/monarke4/Console_Left.jpg > >http://home.pacbell.net/monarke4/Console_Right.jpg >   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: Guide To Understanding Your Organist From: <Wuxuzusu@aol.com> Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 19:31:44 EDT   Guide To Understanding Your Organist:   Bach Prelude and Fugue: Organist is happy   French Toccata: Organist is very happy   French Toccata at double speed: Organist went to pub during sermon   Improvisation on hymn: Organist has lost glasses   Improvisation on popular song: Organist has lost temper   Long chord cluster: Organist has gone to sleep   Silence: Organist has gone to pub     Happy laughing!! Stan Krider  
(back) Subject: Re: When is a pipe organ not a pipe organ? From: <ScottFop@aol.com> Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 19:41:52 EDT   In a message dated 4/28/05 1:54:41 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, ArieV@ClassicOrgan.com writes:   I may not be of much help here, but APOBA (American Pipe Organ Builders Association), has a definition of a pipe organ that states that all stops =   should be pipe, with the only allowances being 32' stops and Chimes.       May I be so bold as to ask for a bit more clarification? I had = understood that the APOBA specifies that digital 32 pedal stops, percussions and "extensions" are allowed. AM I correct here or did I misunderstand = something somewhere? I know that entire divisions or a division with one or two = pipe ranks and the rest being digital are no no's. 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: Re: tongues of flame and liturgical dance From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 18:55:17 -0500   I want front row seats for both the evening and matinee performances. My credit card number is . . . .   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com   From: TubaMagna@aol.com Date: 2005/04/28 Thu PM 12:51:50 EDT   I'd be careful on this one. Whenever I attend an organ recital, I make sure to remove my clothing and perform a distinctive interpretive dance for each selection on the program. Despite these things being billed as "cultural events," the reaction never seems to be appropriate to the spirit in which my performance was intended.