PipeChat Digest #5157 - Tuesday, February 15, 2005
 
Re:Judy's organ trips to the Naples area
  by <RMB10@aol.com>
Re:Lead sheets and adaptability
  by <RMB10@aol.com>
Re: Looking for Music
  by <Myosotis51@aol.com>
Re: Death of the Pipe Organ
  by <RMB10@aol.com>
Re: Death of the Pipe Organ
  by "N. Russotto" <ravenrockdesigns@gmail.com>
organ voluntaries during Lent - (postludes)
  by "Dominic Scullion" <dominicscullion@email.com>
Re: PipeChat Digest #5156 - 02/14/05
  by "David Baker" <dgb137@mac.com>
Re: Punta Gorda hurricane - FL concert info.
  by <FLTim@aol.com>
NYC AGO Presidents' Day Conference
  by <OrganNYC@aol.com>
PipeChat IRC this evening,
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca>
2nd try: Radio City Music Hall NYTOS Concert
  by <OrganNYC@aol.com>
Re: This week's MP3: Steve Best's Processional for Patrick
  by "Stephen Best" <stevebest@usadatanet.net>
Re:  Looking for music
  by "jhumbert" <jhumbert@ptd.net>
Re: Death of the Pipe Organ
  by "Jerry Richer" <jerry@ChirpingBat.Com>
Re: Death of the Pipe Organ
  by "Jan Nijhuis" <nijhuis@email.com>
Re: Death of the Pipe Organ
  by "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org>
 

(back) Subject: Re:Judy's organ trips to the Naples area From: <RMB10@aol.com> Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 06:40:50 EST   I was just in South Florida last week visiting family, so I made the trip across to Naples to see and play the new Ruffatti at 1st Presbyterian in = Naples. It is a spectacular instrument, of which the church is very proud. It is = 96 ranks, currently, and the church is going to be adding more pipe ranks, as = well as a few digital echo stops in the two side transept balconies where there = is just no room for pipes. Tom Murray will do a fabulous job on the dedication--I was going to try to get down there for the recital, but on = my way down to Florida, I got a call to do a carillon dedication program that same = weekend, so that killed my plans to make the dedication.   Any one who is going to be in the Naples area should make the trek to go = hear this new organ and see the kind of work that is coming out of Padua.   Monty Bennett  
(back) Subject: Re:Lead sheets and adaptability From: <RMB10@aol.com> Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 07:18:12 EST   Reading lead sheets is a little easier than reading Basso Continuo. = Seeing a bass line with the just the numbers requires someone to know theory. = Seeing a melody line with a chord symbol such as (Fmaj7) doesn't require the = amount of theory knowledge, so it is easier to read a lead sheet. Especially = these days, when so many of the praise song lead sheets don't even use much more = than I IV V I harmony. At least a real rhythm section piano part is interesting to read when it has some rhythm sketched out for the person to = play.   Monty Bennett  
(back) Subject: Re: Looking for Music From: <Myosotis51@aol.com> Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 09:16:28 EST   In a message dated 2/13/2005 8:05:02 PM Eastern Standard Time, davide@theatreorgans.com writes:   > 1. "One Day at Calvary" > > I stood one day at Calvary > My eyes once blind can see > . . . . . > And them I stood there in my sin > His love reached out to me > And Oh the joy that filled my soul > That day at Calvary   Could this one be:   "I believe in a hill called Mount Calvary I'll believe whatever the cost And when time has surrendered and earth is no more I'll still cling to the old rugged cross."   That's "I Believe in a Hill Called Mount Calvary" by William Gaither.   now..... "Oh the joy that filled my soul....."   That's a line from another of Mr. Gather's songs, "He Touched Me."   He touched me, oh he touched me And O the joy that floods my soul Something happened and now I know, He touched me and made me whole."   I hope this helps, though I think I may have missed the mark.   Victoria  
(back) Subject: Re: Death of the Pipe Organ From: <RMB10@aol.com> Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 09:41:14 EST   In response to the article that Richard Schneider posted, I sent a note to =   the writer saying that I didn't feel that the pipe organ was dead. He = just sent me a note back saying that he had gotten a number of responses, and that obviously that the organizer of the concert has his facts wrong. Mr. = Stanmar, who wrote the article, said that he had forwarded my email to the local city editor, Julie Gerke, so it will be kind of fun to see what transpires.   I explained in my email that my church has commissioned a 5 manual pipe organ, yet we do music ranging from Bach to contemporary gospel, however = we always come back to the pipe organ. That I have friends who are pipe organ representatives and they are busy with projects, and that churches who = want pipe organs will always get pipe organs. I also told him that there are churches who celebrate the pipe organ by having recital series and that there are = numerous organists who travel around playing recitals on pipe organs. I also cited = him some midwestern organ builders.   I think that the digital organ has it's place, and I don't disparage it, because there are circumstances that warrant it's usage--I won't get into = that argument here, and don't want to open that can of worms, either--however, = the pipe organ is the king of instruments, and should always be the benchmark = on which organs are judged.   Monty Bennett  
(back) Subject: Re: Death of the Pipe Organ From: "N. Russotto" <ravenrockdesigns@gmail.com> Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 10:03:04 -0500   I,as well, sent an email to the author, I'll let you all know what was said when he writes back. In it, I ask what qualifies the Red Cross to make remarks about the demand of pipe organs, and then I answer, Nothing! But, he, of course, is not at fault, it is the ignoramus' who think they know, but don't. I'd have booted that guy right out of my choir loft, or shown him the very wide mouth of the 32's, and let him, very casually, fall in. This is the type of opinion we DONT want to foster, that of people who think organs and organists are dying. As Beethoven would say: "WAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!"   Nick     On Mon, 14 Feb 2005 06:42:39 -0800 (PST), RMB10@aol.com <RMB10@aol.com> = wrote: > In response to the article that Richard Schneider posted, I sent a note = to > the writer saying that I didn't feel that the pipe organ was dead. He = just sent > me a note back saying that he had gotten a number of responses, and that > obviously that the organizer of the concert has his facts wrong. Mr. = Stanmar, who > wrote the article, said that he had forwarded my email to the local city > editor, Julie Gerke, so it will be kind of fun to see what transpires. > > I explained in my email that my church has commissioned a 5 manual pipe > organ, yet we do music ranging from Bach to contemporary gospel, however = we always > come back to the pipe organ. That I have friends who are pipe organ > representatives and they are busy with projects, and that churches who = want pipe organs > will always get pipe organs. I also told him that there are churches = who > celebrate the pipe organ by having recital series and that there are = numerous > organists who travel around playing recitals on pipe organs. I also = cited him > some midwestern organ builders. > > I think that the digital organ has it's place, and I don't disparage it, > because there are circumstances that warrant it's usage--I won't get = into that > argument here, and don't want to open that can of worms, = either--however, the > pipe organ is the king of instruments, and should always be the = benchmark on > which organs are judged. > > Monty Bennett > > ****************************************************************** > "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> > >     -- Nicholas F. Russotto Somers, Connecticut  
(back) Subject: organ voluntaries during Lent - (postludes) From: "Dominic Scullion" <dominicscullion@email.com> Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 16:35:09 -0000   Dear all, I have seen mentioned in passing by various people that they = do not play Voluntaries at the end of services during Lent. I usually still play them during Lent. Could someone shed some light as to why those you = who don=92t, don=92t?   Regards.     --- Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free. Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). Version: 6.0.857 / Virus Database: 584 - Release Date: 10/02/2005 =20  
(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #5156 - 02/14/05 From: "David Baker" <dgb137@mac.com> Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 12:47:25 -0500   I do not do voluntaries during Lent, nor do I improvise during the offertory or communion. I don't do anything differently in terms of registration, but I try to avoid alternate harmonizations.   David Baker St. Mary Parish, Waltham, MA http://www.rc.net/boston/stmary     On Feb 14, 2005, at 5:01 AM, PipeChat wrote:   > Am wondering, does anyone else out there suspend the use of organ > voluntaries for the Lenten season? (Is my understanding of the RC > rubrics that the organ is only to be used to support singing during > the penitential seasons). > > Does anyone do anything differently registrationally during Lent? My > habit is to refrain from using solo reeds and limit the use of > upperwork as much as possible    
(back) Subject: Re: Punta Gorda hurricane - FL concert info. From: <FLTim@aol.com> Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 13:08:44 EST   Just a couple of corrections regarding Judy's post: The upcomming concerts (Feb. 18 & 27) at Covenant Presbyterian Church in = Ft. Myers, FL will feature a custom designed IV-manual Rodgers organ. _http://www.covpcfm.com/programs_music.htm_ (http://www.covpcfm.com/programs_music.htm) The upcomming Hector Olivera concert (March 6, 3:00pm) at First United Methodist Church in Ft. Myers, FL will be on their recently installed = Rodgers 967. _http://fumcftmyers.org/directions.htm_ (http://fumcftmyers.org/directions.htm) The upcomming Thomas Murray concert (March 13, 7:00pm) at First = Presbyterian Church in Naples, FL will be on their new 96-rank, V-manual Ruffatti = organ. This organ is complimented by 2 32' voices and 3 percussion voices from Rodgers. _http://www.fpcnaples.org/_ (http://www.fpcnaples.org/) The Ruffatti in Naples will also be featured in two forthcoming "Joy of Music" programs with Diane Bish. Not sure on the release date. As I = understand it, she and her crew are in the editing phase and it shouldn't be long = before they are available.       Best regards, Timothy L. Newby, Vice President     Central Music, Inc.   Serving Florida's churches since 1958 Representing: Rodgers Instruments, Fratelli Ruffatti - distinguished pipe organ = builders of Padua Italy and Bluthner concert pianos Visit us on the web at: http://www.centralmusic.biz          
(back) Subject: NYC AGO Presidents' Day Conference From: <OrganNYC@aol.com> Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 15:17:33 EST   The NYC AGO Chapter's annual Presidents' Day Conference will be held on February 20 & 21, 2005 at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin. Stephen = Tharp will be the featured recitalist on Sunday evening (substituting for McNeil = Robinson who has recently undergone surgery on his hand); on Monday we will have presentations by Paul-Martin Maki and Jonathan Ambrosino, plus a = demonstration of the notable Aeolian-Skinner organ by host organist Robert McCormick. A Post-Conference Special Event will be the Organ Rededication Concert at = the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, with Dr. Gregory D'Agostino, organist, and the Musica Bella Orchestra. For details, please visit the NYC AGO website at _www.nycago.org_ (http://www.nycago.org) . Steve Lawson Webmaster - NYC AGO _www.nycago.org_ (http://www.nycago.org)  
(back) Subject: PipeChat IRC this evening, From: "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca> Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 15:21:12 -0500   All members of PipeChat are invited to join us in the PipeChat IRC any Friday and Monday evening - beginning at 9.00 PM Eastern Time.   To find out more about the Chat room, or how to get into it, go to PipeChat-L web page at http://www.pipechat.org/   You will find out all you need to know to join us.   Tonight at 9.00 PM, - I hope that we will see you there.   Cheers,   Bob Conway    
(back) Subject: 2nd try: Radio City Music Hall NYTOS Concert From: <OrganNYC@aol.com> Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 15:30:09 EST   The Press Release for the NYTOS organ concert at Radio City Music Hall did =20 not forward as intended, due (I suspect) to borders and html. Sorry about =20 that! Here it is again. =20 Steve Lawson - NYC =20 =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D =20 =20 RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL & NEW YORK THEATRE ORGAN SOCIETY=20 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   For millions of people, young and old, the term =E2=80=9CTheatre Organ=E2= =80=9D brings to=20 mind just one place and one instrument, New York=E2=80=99s famous Radio =20= City Music =20 Hall and its Grand Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ.=20 New York Theatre Organ Society (NYTOS) has made arrangements with Radio Cit= y=20 Music Hall for a one hour concert on its twin consoles, 4 manuals, 58 rank=20 Mighty Wurlitzer from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM on Saturday, February 19, 2005=20 featuring organists Bernie Anderson and Dave Kopp.=20 Located in the heart of Rockefeller Center at 1260 Sixth Avenue (Avenue o= f=20 the Americas) between 50th and 51st Streets in Manhattan.=20 Designer Donald Deskey=E2=80=99s renowned art deco masterpiece was given a=20= $70=20 million restoration in 1999 so that now the world=E2=80=99s greatest theatr= e again=20 reflects the original grandeur of opening night. And the theatre=E2=80=99s= Mighty Wurlitzer=20 was also restored in recent years by Richard Bishop in consultation with hi= s=20 father, Ronald, the instrument=E2=80=99s long time curator.=20 Admission to the Music Hall Event is $17.00 regular, $14.00 for seniors and= =20 students, and $10.00 for children under 12. Tickets can be purchased at th= e=20 Music Hall Gift Shop on the afternoon of the concert.=20 Plan to make this a memorable Presidents=E2=80=99 Day Weekend with a concer= t of=20 great theatre organ music on the Grandest Wurlitzer of all at =E2=80=9CThe=20= Show Place of=20 the Nation=E2=80=9D=20 For further information please contact:=20 John Valentino New York Theatre Organ Society E Mail: _valentinofrance@earthlink.net_=20 (mailto:valentinofrance@earthlink.net)=20 Tele: 212 752 0861  
(back) Subject: Re: This week's MP3: Steve Best's Processional for Patrick From: "Stephen Best" <stevebest@usadatanet.net> Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 18:35:02 -0500   Thanks to Jonathan Orwig for recording my "Processional for Patrick." This is part of the collection entitled "Three for the Young (at Heart)" and written for three of my talented high school organ students. There were three requirements: each piece had to reflect the personality of the young person for whom it was written, each had to be playable by that student, and each had to be sufficiently appealing so that other organists would want to play it. It appears that I was successful on the first two, but I'll have to leave the last up to you!   Scores are available at http://www.evensongmusic.net/bestorgan.html   Steve Best in Utica, NY   Jonathan Orwig wrote:   >Hello Friends, > >This week's MP3 file is Steve Best's Processional for Patrick > >http://evensongmusic.net/audio/Patproc.mp3 (192kbps for high-speed >connections - 5.8mb) >http://evensongmusic.net/audio/LQ/PatprocLQ.mp3 (32kbps for dial-up - = 987kb) > > > >      
(back) Subject: Re: Looking for music From: "jhumbert" <jhumbert@ptd.net> Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 18:38:39 -0500   <May I impose upon the group for a favor? For about a month I've been looking for the words to 3> snip   <2. "Only One Life to Offer" perhaps by Merrill Dunlop>   Indeed the music is by Merrill Dunlop; words by Avis B. Christiansen:   1. Only one life to offer- Jesus, my Lord and King; Only one tongue to praise Thee And of Thy mercy sing (forever); Only one heart's devotion- Savior, O may it be Consecrated alone to Thy matchless glory, Yielded fully to Thee.   2. Only this hour is mine, Lord- May it be used for Thee; May ev'ry passing moment Count for eternity (my Savior); Souls all about are dying, Dying in sin and shame; Help me bring them the message of Calv'ry's redemption In Thy glorious name.   3. Only one life to offer- Take it, dear Lord, I pray; Nothing from Thee withholding, Thy will I now obey (my Jesus); Thou who has freely given Thine all in all for me, Claim this life for Thine own to be used, my Savior, Ev'ry moment for Thee.   Hope this helps.   Regards, Jonathan Humbert  
(back) Subject: Re: Death of the Pipe Organ From: "Jerry Richer" <jerry@ChirpingBat.Com> Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 14:42:45 -0500   I recently tried to arrange a tour of a Pipe Organ manufacturing facility for high school students. These are kids who have had no = exposure to a Pipe Organ as there are essentially none left in their community. I was told by a representative of the facility that they don't conduct tours of the facility. This will hardly help to foster an enthusiasm for the = Pipe Organ. A tour of a Pipe Organ manufacturing facility where even wood and metal pipes are built would certainly have gotten my interest and made a lasting impression.   Chirp|Chirp|Chirp: It's the Bat, Chirping Bat .Com    
(back) Subject: Re: Death of the Pipe Organ From: "Jan Nijhuis" <nijhuis@email.com> Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2005 11:24:52 +0800   It would seem to me that many organ manufacturers are fairly small operatio= ns with few employees. Given a group of twenty to thirty students coming th= rough a working factory (not set up for guided group tours) presents the co= mpany with a liability risk it isn't willing to take on.   It would fall under the same category as taking bus loads of tour groups on= organ crawls. The instrument or people will get damaged.   Given the opportunity, I think any of the builders would happily take one o= r two individuals or a family through the factory if there is genuine inter= est to begin with.   What would work well (at least for students in the Scottsdale/Tempe/Phoenix= Arizona) area is a tour of the Organ Stop Pizzeria ... Big WurliTzer mostl= y behind transparent panels. Fun to see as it is, but would be infinitely b= etter and more interesting with explanations of how and why things work.   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jerry Richer" <jerry@ChirpingBat.Com>   >=20 > I recently tried to arrange a tour of a Pipe Organ manufacturing > facility for high school students. These are kids who have had no exposu= re > to a Pipe Organ as there are essentially none left in their community. I > was told by a representative of the facility that they don't conduct tours > of the facility. This will hardly help to foster an enthusiasm for the P= ipe > Organ. A tour of a Pipe Organ manufacturing facility where even wood and > metal pipes are built would certainly have gotten my interest and made a > lasting impression. >=20 -- Jan Nijhuis nijhuis@email.com   --=20 ___________________________________________________________ Sign-up for Ads Free at Mail.com http://promo.mail.com/adsfreejump.htm    
(back) Subject: Re: Death of the Pipe Organ From: "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org> Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2005 01:27:49 -0600   At 09:24 PM 2/14/05, you wrote: >It would seem to me that many organ manufacturers are fairly small >operations with few employees. Given a group of twenty to thirty students =   >coming through a working factory (not set up for guided group tours) >presents the company with a liability risk it isn't willing to take on. > >It would fall under the same category as taking bus loads of tour groups >on organ crawls. The instrument or people will get damaged.   It was a rather short sighted attitude of that particular organ company. I =   have been through several organ shops both large and small on OHS conventions. It did not seem to be a great problem for them to accommodate =   a large group. Many of these high school students may be future members of =   an organ committee. Someone who has actually seen pipe organs and how they =   are built would be a real asset to a group which is usually pretty = ignorant on the subject.   JCH