PipeChat Digest #5143 - Sunday, February 6, 2005
 
Playing while ill
  by "Merry Foxworth" <m.foxworth@verizon.net>
Edwin Grasse "Festival Overture"
  by "Paul Opel" <popel@sover.net>
Re: Playing while ill
  by "Bernadette Wagner" <musicalgrl90@yahoo.com>
Re: Playing while ill
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@swbell.net>
Re: Trumpette
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@swbell.net>
Re: Continuo organs
  by <Justinhartz@aol.com>
Super-Bowl Organ Concert - 3 p.m.
  by <ProOrgo53@aol.com>
Re: The H.M.H.S. Britannic
  by "John Nisbet" <oberlingerusa@msn.com>
Vintage Wicks Fuga on EBay
  by "Octaaf" <octaaf@charter.net>
 

(back) Subject: Playing while ill From: "Merry Foxworth" <m.foxworth@verizon.net> Date: Sat, 5 Feb 2005 21:15:17 -0500   I played once while very ill with flu and I have never before or since = improvised as I did that day!!! The stuff that came out was definitely = interesting and I could never reproduce it.   =B4=A8=A8)) -:=A6:- =B8.=B7=B4 .=B7=B4=A8=A8)) ((=B8=B8.=B7=B4 ..=B7=B4 -:=A6:-=20   An excerpt from Robert Giddings "Musical Quotes and Anecdotes", published in Longman Pocket Companions:=20 "There let the pealing organ blow,=20 To the full-voiced choir below,=20 In service high, and anthems clear,=20 As may with sweetness, through mine ear,=20 Dissolve me into ecstasies,=20 And bring all Heav'n before mine eyes".=20 John Milton - Il Penseroso (1632).=20   Merry Foxworth Open Door Realty=20 Boston, MA 02131 =20 617 469-4888 x207 877 865-1703 toll free http://www.opendoorrlty.com/ 's 'Second Term'  
(back) Subject: Edwin Grasse "Festival Overture" From: "Paul Opel" <popel@sover.net> Date: Sat, 5 Feb 2005 21:32:38 -0500   Does anyone know this composer/piece? I've just been asked to play a piece on a recital with organ and instruments: Edwin Grasse's "Festival Overture in D" for organ and piano, copyright G. Schirmer, 1934. I read through it today, and it won't be hard to put together, but I have questions about = how to register some things. I know in French repertoire all the dynamics have to do with the swell pedal alone, but I would have thought that this repertoire would want more than the box opening and closing for the dynamics given. It keeps doing things like a crescendo from p-f over four bars with the feet pretty busy- I find myself wishing for a Willis = infinite gradation swell pedal. The idea of being able to nudge the shoe and have the shutters keep opening for a while would make a lot of sense in this piece. At least, I gather that's how they work- I've never actually played one, just heard about them from the list. So what do you do with this kind of rapid crescendo/decrescendo stuff? Do I need to set up a whole bunch of pistons, or do I just take the dynamics with a large helping of salt?   Unfortunately, the crescendo pedal brings on a swell cornet after the = first bump (obviously a stop added after the crescendo pedal was set!), so it's not much use in this case, and the feet are pretty busy, anyway.   The instrument started life as a Johnson, and now has a console and additions by Austin- it's a double decker, about 25 stops and a bunch more borrowed to the pedal. The swell is not strong, even with an 8'Open and a III mixture, until the Cornopean is out, and that's a big bump. The = Great Trumpet pretty much a wipeout, and won't come in until the closing chords   The recital is by George Matthew, organist at the Congregational Church in Middlebury, VT, as part of Lenten recital series; also on the program, there's another pianist, a violist, and yours truly playing the Sowerby "Ballade". I'm a clarinet player, but I've learned it on alto sax, which makes it sound really jazzy in places. George has done it with clarinet = and viola before, and working it out with the sax meant that he had to rethink his registrations for the much greater dynamic range the sax puts out. = It's definitely fun to play a solo instrument that can stand up to full organ without being wiped out!     http://www.sover.net/~popel/agomain.html      
(back) Subject: Re: Playing while ill From: "Bernadette Wagner" <musicalgrl90@yahoo.com> Date: Sat, 5 Feb 2005 18:28:26 -0800 (PST)   Well, this doesn't have to do with organ playing, well, it kind of does, = but last year i was really sick with the flu and our school was putting on = our christmas program. I am a percussionist, mainly a bell player, which = means i have to stand. My fever was SOOOOO incredibly high, but, i couldnt = miss it because i also had to accompany a couple choirs. Our band was = last, so i was there for almost 3 hours. I almost fainted it was so bad. = Then the next day at our schools christmas mass, i had to play a couple = hymns. it was bad. i was so sick. but i couldnt let people down. but, it = was all worth it in the end.(okay, really really cheesy line, but i dont = know how to end this email!) ~Bernadette   Merry Foxworth <m.foxworth@verizon.net> wrote: I played once while very ill with flu and I have never before or since = improvised as I did that day!!! The stuff that came out was definitely = interesting and I could never reproduce it. =B4=A8=A8)) -:=A6:- =B8.=B7=B4 .=B7=B4=A8=A8)) ((=B8=B8.=B7=B4 ..=B7=B4 -:=A6:- An excerpt from Robert Giddings "Musical Quotes and Anecdotes", published in Longman Pocket Companions: "There let the pealing organ blow, To the full-voiced choir below, In service high, and anthems clear, As may with sweetness, through mine ear, Dissolve me into ecstasies, And bring all Heav'n before mine eyes". John Milton - Il Penseroso (1632). Merry Foxworth Open Door Realty Boston, MA 02131 617 469-4888 x207 877 865-1703 toll free http://www.opendoorrlty.com/ 's 'Second Term' --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Search presents - Jib Jab's 'Second Term'
(back) Subject: Re: Playing while ill From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@swbell.net> Date: Sat, 5 Feb 2005 20:40:24 -0600   That could be because your brain tends to work better when it is warmer, = and it is inclined so to do when you have a fever.   John Speller ----- Original Message -----=20 From: Merry Foxworth=20 To: PipeChat=20 Sent: Saturday, February 05, 2005 8:15 PM Subject: Playing while ill     I played once while very ill with flu and I have never before or since = improvised as I did that day!!! The stuff that came out was definitely = interesting and I could never reproduce it.
(back) Subject: Re: Trumpette From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@swbell.net> Date: Sat, 5 Feb 2005 20:42:41 -0600   No. Strumpets are 5.1/3'. This was definitely 8'.   John Speller     ----- Original Message ----- From: "Bob Elms" <bobelms@westnet.com.au> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org>; <RMB10@aol.com> Sent: Saturday, February 05, 2005 4:55 PM Subject: Re: Trumpette     > Are you sure it was not Strumpet? > BE > ----- Original Message ----- > From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> > To: <RMB10@aol.com>; <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Sent: Sunday, February 06, 2005 1:14 AM > Subject: Re: Trumpette > > > > Dear Monty: > > As a reed voicer, I can tell you that I have attempted to mate a > > Trumpet and a Trompette to get a "Trumpette." The Trompette seemed to be > > "in heat,"      
(back) Subject: Re: Continuo organs From: <Justinhartz@aol.com> Date: Sat, 5 Feb 2005 21:45:07 EST   Good points about continuo organs! I've never used the 1 1/3' stop which seems to be found on most modern continuo instruments. I'd like to play one with both a 4' flute and a 4' principal. It would certainly make such an instrument more versatile.   Justin Hartz  
(back) Subject: Super-Bowl Organ Concert - 3 p.m. From: <ProOrgo53@aol.com> Date: Sat, 5 Feb 2005 22:34:48 EST   =20 Dr. Jan Kraybill, Principal Organist and Music Director of the Community of= =20 Christ (formerly 'RLDS') world headquarters, Independence, Missouri, plays=20 her annual Super-Bowl Sunday organ concert tomorrow, February 6 at 3:00 p.m= ..=20 This program begins the 2005 DOME AND SPIRE series - admission is free. =20 This is Jan Kraybill's sixth annual performance since being appointed=20 successor to her doctoral organ professor at the University of Missouri-Kan= sas=20 City, Dr. John Obetz (RLDS Principal Organist Emeritus).=20 =20 A post-concert autograph party, releasing Jan's first CD, "Two by 2" is=20 planned. The new recording features two organ symphonies performed on two=20 world-class pipe organs, and includes Sowerby's "G-major" and Widor's "Fift= h." =20 'The Widor' was recorded on the 102-rank Casavant tracker (1993), whose hom= e=20 is in the nautilus-shaped Temple sanctuary. Sowerby's work features the=20 113-rank AEolian-Skinner masterpiece of 1959 which strikingly dominates the= oval,=20 5,800-seat, Conference Chamber of the Auditorium. This is the same=20 instrument which the late Bethel Davis Knoche (first Principal Organist of=20= the=20 denomination) and John Obetz brought to worldwide radio audiences in their=20 half-hour, pre-recorded, recitals spanning nearly 40 years, broadcast as "T= he=20 Auditorium Organ." =20 Tomorrow's concert includes - =20   v J.S. Bach's amazing Prelude and Fugue in D Major, BWV 532=20 v Franz Liszt=E2=80=99s massive Prelude and Fugue on B-A-C-H=20 v Five Bagatelles by Gerald Finzi, with Amy Hamel, Clarinet=20 v Selections from Jan=E2=80=99s newly released CD    
(back) Subject: Re: The H.M.H.S. Britannic From: "John Nisbet" <oberlingerusa@msn.com> Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2005 01:08:02 -0500   There is a new page created on the Hospital Ship Britannic site just 2 = days ago about the pipe organ, perhaps due to the great number of hits on the site regarding the organ, and referenced on one of the links I gave on my previous post: www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/discus/messages/15663/79968.html?1071067391   " Posted on Friday, 4 February, 2005 - 2:45 pm: Hello, Check the following link for the latest information regarding the pipe organ: http://www.hospitalshipbritannic.com/rms_adeck.htm "   Regards, John Nisbet www.oberlinger.com/usa   ------------------- Subject: Re: The H.M.H.S. Britannic From: "Jim McFarland" <mcfarland6@juno.com> Date: Sat, 5 Feb 2005 11:51:38 -0500     On Fri, 4 Feb 2005 22:00:54 EST TubaMagna@aol.com writes:   > The R.M.S. Pedantic.   Dear Seb et al:   I agree. This thread has differed quite from the one that I started.   My initial inquiry had nothing to do with the TITANIC, but that is where the thread went. The TITANIC organ has been beaten to death.   My original inquiry had to do with the fact that nearly all available data on the BRITANNIC states that the organ was never installed. The recovery crew found pipe organ parts. This is the mystery I put out there.   No one seems interested. Pity.     Jim        
(back) Subject: Vintage Wicks Fuga on EBay From: "Octaaf" <octaaf@charter.net> Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2005 00:10:15 -0600   1930's Wicks Fuga on Ebay.   http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=3D16219&item=3D378= 0367231&rd=3D1   Cheers,   Tim