PipeChat Digest #5102 - Wednesday, January 19, 2005
 
Re: LA Convention thoughts -- positive!
  by <DarrylbytheSea@aol.com>
Re: Free Sheetmusic Library
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Re: Organ rags
  by "Stephen Best" <stevebest@usadatanet.net>
misunderstood texts
  by "Margo Dillard" <dillardm@airmail.net>
Re: Free Sheetmusic Library
  by "Paul Smith" <kipsmith@getgoin.net>
Re: AGO Pedal Specification
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
RE: Old Chestnuts -- some of them stale
  by "Andrew Mead" <mead@eagle.ca>
Organs in Springfield, Missouri
  by "Daniel Hancock" <dhancock@brpae.com>
RE: misunderstood texts
  by "Will Light" <will.light@btinternet.com>
Free Sheetmusic Library Is Online!
  by "Daniel Hancock" <dhancock@brpae.com>
Re: Free Sheetmusic Library Is Online!
  by "Richard Hazelip" <rhazelip1@yahoo.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: LA Convention thoughts -- positive! From: <DarrylbytheSea@aol.com> Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 06:20:54 EST   I thorougly enjoyed the LA Convention, however, I thought there was too = much idle time because of the early call for the busses. I guess they were = being on the safe side as far as traffic, etc., but it seemed like we arrived at = the venue a long time before the event started. Now that's not all bad, since = it's fun to visit and fellowship with others along the way.   As far as the Hollywood Bowl event--I and my family loved it--it was a = very entertaining program, and everyone around me really, really enjoyed it. I = know there was a bus which was pinned in because of a bad parking situation, = but all in all, I thought it was a great night!   My complaint about the LA Convention was the very, very, very small hotel rooms in the convention hotel. My wife and daughter went to LA, but did = not do the convention, except for stroll the exhibits one night and do the 4th of = July event.   We were happy to leave the city of LA and head North for a few days before =   returning home.   Yours,   Darryl by the Sea Nashville, TN  
(back) Subject: Re: Free Sheetmusic Library From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 06:48:55 -0600   At 10:08 PM -0600 1/18/05, Dr. Amy Fleming wrote: >Daniel , >Ummmm - I think there is one at the Methodist church and one at the >Episcopal church - an older one that was restored and put into the = existing >building. I really should check them out   I think there are two pipe organs in Harrison - one at First Methodist and one at First Presbyterian and as far as I know they are both by WICKS. Amy, if you get a chance to check them out please let us all know so that we can also update our information.   David - who goes through Harrison on the way to Branson to service the organ at the Presbyterian Church there.  
(back) Subject: Re: Organ rags From: "Stephen Best" <stevebest@usadatanet.net> Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 08:55:02 -0500   E. Power Biggs' arrangements of Joplin rags were published in two volumes:   E. Power Biggs Plays Scott Joplin (Charles Hansen A 203) Scott Joplin for Organ (G. Schirmer)   I have both books, but have no idea if they are still in print.   Steve Best in Utica, NY   >> >>Searching for new repertoire, I found "Scott Joplin for Organ, arr. >>Biggs" at Bodensee Musikversand. What are these arrangements like? Can >>any of you recommend other organ rags? I think it'd be fun to learn >>some! >> >>Jarle >>      
(back) Subject: misunderstood texts From: "Margo Dillard" <dillardm@airmail.net> Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 08:40:56 -0600   My favorite of these was a dear friend of mine who always wondered as a child just what "toonies" were. It wasn't until she was an adult and saw it in print that she understood: "First you put your "tooonies" close up tight.... ;-)   Margo What if the hokey-pokey IS what it's all about???   Doug Henkle wrote:   > > This topic is documented on the Web and in books. These are = misheard > lyrics, better known as "Mondegreens", a term coined by Sylvia Wright > in a 1954 Atlantic article, when as a child she thought the line from > an old song, > "They had slain the Earl of Moray/And laid him on the green" > was > "They had slain the Earl of Moray/And Lady Mondegreen" > > Google search for "mondegreen", and have fun reading 8,660 pages. > ________________________________________ > Doug Henkle - henkle@pobox.com > >       Dr. Margo Dillard Organist, FUMC, Lewisville, TX Musical Feast Choral Society Dillard Piano & Organ Studio    
(back) Subject: Re: Free Sheetmusic Library From: "Paul Smith" <kipsmith@getgoin.net> Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 08:54:44 -0600   I think that Jerry Dawson of Kansas City has done a major rebuild and enlargement of the organ at the Episcopal Church in Harrison, adding a new =   Swell, using the old chest for the Great. It was required by the major expansion of the church's worship space. Kip Smith in = Missouri ----- Original Message ----- From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2005 6:48 AM Subject: Re: Free Sheetmusic Library     > At 10:08 PM -0600 1/18/05, Dr. Amy Fleming wrote: >>Daniel , >>Ummmm - I think there is one at the Methodist church and one at the >>Episcopal church - an older one that was restored and put into the >>existing >>building. I really should check them out > > I think there are two pipe organs in Harrison - one at First Methodist = and > one at First Presbyterian and as far as I know they are both by WICKS. > Amy, if you get a chance to check them out please let us all know so = that > we can also update our information. > > David - who goes through Harrison on the way to Branson to service the > organ at the Presbyterian Church there. > > ****************************************************************** > "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: AGO Pedal Specification From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 10:04:28 EST   Dear David:   The Wm. H. Barnes "Contemporary American Organ, The" page 198 of the fifth Edition 1952. Pedal Clavier   Compass: 32-note, CCC to G Radiation: 8' 6" radius. Maximum permissible 9' 6"; minimum 8' 6" Concavity: 8' 6" radius Maximum 8' 6" minimum 7' 6" Length between heel board and toe board: 27" Length of playing surface of sharps: 6 1/2" Height of sharps above naturals: 1" at players end, slightly higher at the other. Width of playing surface of natural keys: 7/8" Radius of curve of sharps: Fronts, 8' 6"; Back 9' Distance, center to center, of adjacent natural keys at front end of sharps: 2 1/2" This makes the Octave 17 1/2" from Middle E to the bottom manual by plumb 29 1/2"   Enjoy, and I saved you all about $6.00.   The official specs haven't changed since Boston 1932. They were adopted in 1933.   Ron Severin    
(back) Subject: RE: Old Chestnuts -- some of them stale From: "Andrew Mead" <mead@eagle.ca> Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 10:20:46 -0500   I live and was raised in Canada as a Baptist. I recognize most of the ditties you've listed (7). I remember on a few occasions considering self-immolation by throwing myself in the campfire at summer camp rather than endure listening to others sing "Pass it on" for the 27th time the = same evening accompanied by "two chord Warren" strumming the guitar and = everyone staring wide-eyed at the fire with glazed expressions on their faces...."I want to paaaaass it on".... (oh, heav'n save me!). They'd double the = length of "paaaass" on the last verse in the event anyone was on the verge of snapping and needed a pinch more help to push them over the edge.   Were you familiar with: "He touched me, ohhhh, he touched me..."? The dark double meaning some might see never dawned on me until my Dutch Orthodox Father-in-law chuckled when he first heard it.   I need some little white pills.   Some things are best forgotten.   Thanks for the memory.   The above 3 statements look like titles for Country and Western music. I wonder if there's a connection?   Regards AjMead         -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of Charlie Lester Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2005 1:31 AM To: PipeChat Subject: Old Chestnuts -- some of them stale     The history of hymnody prickles with hymns of questionable merit - either musically or theologically or both - but that, for one reason or another, greatly appeal to congregations. Here's a short list of some of the ones from generations past -- our ancestors' "Here I am Lord" sort of fare if you will -- that I "love to hate" ... Do keep in mind that many of these may reveal my Southern Baptist upbringing.......   My God And I In the Garden How Great Thou Art Let There Be Peace on Earth On Eagles' Wings Surely Goodness and Mercy Morning Has Broken His Name is Wonderful Pass It On   This is the "short list," just off the top of my head. I am sure if I put more thought to it I could come up with more.   Some of these are appealing, for one reason or another, on the first "listen" - e.g., "On Eagles' Wings." However, after hearing them time and time again, their appeal wears thin -- in this particular case, to the point where I'd rather listen to cats mating than to hear that INSIPID hymn again!!   On the other hand, there are certain hymns that I could never tire of:   The God of Abraham Praise Great is Thy Faithfulness This is My Father's World Love Divine, All Loves Excelling Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart To God Be the Glory He Leadeth Me Whispering Hope   So how about THAT thread for a change ... your favorite hymns...?!     ~ C     ****************************************************************** "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: Organs in Springfield, Missouri From: "Daniel Hancock" <dhancock@brpae.com> Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 09:13:32 -0600   >Daniel ,   >Ummmm - I think there is one at the Methodist church and one at the Episcopal church - an older one that >was restored and put into the existing building. I really should check them out but I like to go to my own >church on Sunday. My daughter Cheryl takes lessons in Branson with James Goldapp - sometimes at the >College of the Ozarks on their pipe organ and sometimes at the Lutheran church.   =20   >Where are you in Springfield? Where is the best pipe organ there?   =20   Springfield, Missouri, as one might imagine, is home to quite a few pipe organs, but few of them, if any, could be considered "world class." Some of the more notable instruments:   =20   1. 1906 Lyon & Healy, 3 manuals, 31 ranks in stone chapel, Drury University. Truly in a delightful acoustical environment, and fine, robust, yet elegant voicing on the stops.   2. 1992 Casavant-Freres, 3 manuals, 55 ranks at King's Way United Methodist Church. Tracker organ built in the French Classical Style.   3. 1979 Reuter, 3 manuals, 32 ranks at Grace Methodist Church. Very "neo-baroque", but I manage to play Guilmant on it rather regularly. This is one the instruments I play on an almost daily basis.   4. 1978 Austin, 3 manuals, 65 ranks at First & Calvary Presbyterian Church. This organ is rather unfriendly to my ears, and some of this is due to poor projection, and lack of resonance in the room. Gayle Archer of Barnard University is playing a recital here this coming Sunday, January 23, at 2:30 p.m.   =20   There are many other, small, two-manual service-playing instruments of 20 ranks or so. Most of them are Wicks or Schantz organs, most of which were installed in the late 1970s or early 1980's. There are also several hybrid instruments, some of which are quite nice. =20   =20   Springfield has seen to periods of "many new organs being installed" in the past century. The first was from 1905-1910, when every mainline church had an organ installed. Few are left now. The second was from about 1975 to 1982, when another bout of "keeping up with the Joneses" in the organ world occurred.   =20   The organ you mention at College of the Ozarks is a fine E.M. Skinner that was modified in later years, I think by Aeolian-Skinner. Modifications involved mostly adding upper-work, but the instrument is still pretty nice, and is due for a major re-building in 2006. Johnathan Ambrosino was the consultant several years ago for the College when they were trying to determine what to do with the instrument, and the stoplist can be seen on his website. =20   =20   Daniel Hancock   Springfield, Missouri   =20   =20  
(back) Subject: RE: misunderstood texts From: "Will Light" <will.light@btinternet.com> Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 15:24:42 -0000     With all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the moment, it = is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person which almost = went un-noticed last week. Larry La Prise, the man who wrote "The Hokey = Cokey" died peacefully at the age of 93.   The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin. = They put his left leg in --- and then the trouble started...     Will Light Coventry UK   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of Margo Dillard Sent: 19 January 2005 14:41 To: PipeChat Subject: misunderstood texts SNIP!   Margo What if the hokey-pokey IS what it's all about???      
(back) Subject: Free Sheetmusic Library Is Online! From: "Daniel Hancock" <dhancock@brpae.com> Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 09:26:27 -0600   >Free Sheetmusic Library is no longer online. It had a mirror site which is >also disabled. According to information on the mirror site there were >copyright issues with the way Free Sheetmusic was set up. Even if the music >of J S Bach is out of copyright, the actual scanned editions and their >artwork may be subject to copyright.   >dave   I hate to disagree here, and prolong this discussion, but the url I previously supplied in answer to Dr. Fleming's query does still work and the site is in perfect working order. I just checked it, after reading this message. =20   It's not the most user-friendly, and maybe that's why some of you are having trouble downloading it. If you can access it, it might be a good source of some usable scores.   http://www.bh2000.net/score/   Daniel Hancock Springfield, Missouri  
(back) Subject: Re: Free Sheetmusic Library Is Online! From: "Richard Hazelip" <rhazelip1@yahoo.com> Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 07:39:16 -0800 (PST)   It never opened for me. Richard   Daniel Hancock <dhancock@brpae.com> wrote: >Free Sheetmusic Library is no longer online. It had a mirror site which is >also disabled. According to information on the mirror site there were >copyright issues with the way Free Sheetmusic was set up. Even if the music >of J S Bach is out of copyright, the actual scanned editions and their >artwork may be subject to copyright.   >dave   I hate to disagree here, and prolong this discussion, but the url I previously supplied in answer to Dr. Fleming's query does still work and the site is in perfect working order. I just checked it, after reading this message.   It's not the most user-friendly, and maybe that's why some of you are having trouble downloading it. If you can access it, it might be a good source of some usable scores.   http://www.bh2000.net/score/   Daniel Hancock Springfield, Missouri   ****************************************************************** "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: List-Digest: List-Unsubscribe:     --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? Read only the mail you want - Yahoo! Mail SpamGuard.