PipeChat Digest #5109 - Sunday, January 23, 2005
 
Re: what's going on at Westminster Choir College
  by <LAckerman2@aol.com>
Re: PipeChat Digest #5108 - 01/22/05
  by "David Baker" <dgb137@mac.com>
Snow Hits Northeast
  by <RVScara@aol.com>
Re: what's going on at Westminster Choir College
  by "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com>
Organs and Organists online featuring Mark Quarmby at the 5 manual Hill o
  by "John Foss" <harkat@kat.forthnet.gr>
ok...so what IS going on at Westminster?
  by "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com>
RE: ok...so what IS going on at Westminster?
  by "Vincent S. Parks, III" <vparks@houston.rr.com>
New Discussion Group
  by "Dominic Scullion" <dominicscullion@email.com>
Westminster CC
  by <Oboe32@aol.com>
Settings of "Austria"
  by <ProOrgo53@aol.com>
Home - Church Fire Danger Warning!
  by <ProOrgo53@aol.com>
Bender's Partita
  by <ProOrgo53@aol.com>
Re: Snow Hits Northeast
  by <ProOrgo53@aol.com>
Re: Home - Church Fire Danger Warning! (Hoax)
  by "Doug Henkle" <henkle@pobox.com>
Re: Home - Church Fire Danger Warning!
  by "Adrianne Schutt" <maybe@pipcom.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: what's going on at Westminster Choir College From: <LAckerman2@aol.com> Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2005 08:52:49 EST   Monty:   I have not heard anything from the Alumni association. What have you heard? I hope Ken Cowen is still there..... Off to play my fourth funeral = this week, then two weddings.   Les  
(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #5108 - 01/22/05 From: "David Baker" <dgb137@mac.com> Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2005 10:35:29 -0500   I, too, enjoy Jane Langton's books. There is at least one in which the organist plays an important role. David Baker   On Jan 22, 2005, at 5:01 AM, PipeChat wrote:   > I have read this book by Jane Langton, and went on to read all of her > others. She very frequently has a church > in her stories, which are mysteries. She lives in Lincoln > Massachusetts > and most of her books > are based in that area or around Boston/Cambridge. Several notable > exceptions take you to Florence, Italy > and Oxford, England. Her descriptive writing and her own > illustrations are > impressive. She is one of my favorite authors. > Her most recent one graphically depicts the Civil War era, and is one > of > her best.    
(back) Subject: Snow Hits Northeast From: <RVScara@aol.com> Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2005 16:26:46 EST   Snow finally made it's way to Pennsylvania and New Jersey. First time in years weather has kept me from a service. I'm getting too old to get = stuck and have to push a vehicle. I don't expect many will make Mass tonite, = anyway. No plows out in this area, yet. I'm watching the birds at the feeders, = Doves, Cardinals, Phoebes, et al, as dusk starts to set in. Serene, prayerful scene. The Scotch and water has nothing to do with it.  
(back) Subject: Re: what's going on at Westminster Choir College From: "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com> Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2005 13:55:31 -0800 (PST)   Lets just say that I was very, very, VERY dissappointed and immediately = withdrew my interest in the school. Im glad I found out before spending = lots to go for an audition.     --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Search presents - Jib Jab's 'Second Term'
(back) Subject: Organs and Organists online featuring Mark Quarmby at the 5 manual Hill organ in Sydney Town Hall From: "John Foss" <harkat@kat.forthnet.gr> Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 00:38:18 +0200   This week's new additions features Australian organist Mark Quarmby.   Mark, who is Assistant Organist at St Andrew's Cathedral in Sydney, has a comprehensive net presence of his own - you can visit his site at http://members.ozemail.com.au/~mquarmby/mq.html which includes some fine photography, including a slightly younger Mark with Prof Tom Murray of = Yale University inside the Woolsey Hall organ. He is also to be seen at the 6 manual Wannamaker organ, both inside the swell box and at the console, playing the organ in the National Cathedral, Washington DC, Grace = Cathedral, San Francisco and many other fascinating instruments in the US, England, France, Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand and, of course, Australia. As a recitalist he has an international =   reputation, he is a frequent broadcaster and is featured on several CD's. = In this week's additions to the downloads of   http://www.organsandorganistsonline.com/ he can be heard playing the music =   of Alfred Hollins, Scotson Clark and Anton Bruckner on the 1886 Hill Organ =   in St Augustine's RC Church Balmain, the 1952 Hill Norman & Beard version = of the Organ in St Andrew's Cathedral Sydney, and for the first time on = Organs and Organists Online the five manual 1896 Hill organ in Sydney Town Hall. Listen out for the world's only full length 64' reed! This was for many years the world's largest organ, and has decently been restored to its original condition. Mark's recording of Graeme Koehne's "Toccata Aurore" = and Lynwood Farnham's Toccata on "O filii et filiae" are already available on the site. Thank you, Mark, for giving us these recordings.       John Foss   http://www.organsandorganistsonline.com/ http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/orgofftop/   Topics of the week : Ways of coping with depression; Growing up - a brief look at Piaget; Stavanger Cathedral Summer Recital Series featuring Hans Fagius, Christopher Herrick and Jarle Fagerheim      
(back) Subject: ok...so what IS going on at Westminster? From: "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com> Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2005 15:45:22 -0800 (PST)   One source says one thing. Other sources say they have former students there that would certainly inform on anythings happening.   Right now I'm totally confused.   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: RE: ok...so what IS going on at Westminster? From: "Vincent S. Parks, III" <vparks@houston.rr.com> Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2005 17:51:37 -0600   I'm attending Ken Cowan's concert in Houston tonight. If the opportunity presents itself I will inquire.   Vince Parks   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of T.Desiree' Hines Sent: Saturday, January 22, 2005 5:45 PM To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: ok...so what IS going on at Westminster?     One source says one thing. Other sources say they have former students there that would certainly inform on anythings happening.   Right now I'm totally confused.   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.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: New Discussion Group From: "Dominic Scullion" <dominicscullion@email.com> Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 00:09:32 -0000   Dear All, I have started a new discussion group. I know this is slightly off-topic, but I would like to get this started.   It is a discussion group about ANYTHING. Music, Film, TV, Literature.   Please consider joining this group and posting to it.   Please tell your friends about this group.   The address is   generalcomments@yahoogroups.com   Group name: generalcomments Group home page: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/generalcomments   Group Email Addresses Post message: generalcomments@yahoogroups.com Subscribe: generalcomments-subscribe@yahoogroups.com Unsubscribe: generalcomments-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com   Thank you all for your patience.   Sincerely, Dominic Scullion General Comments Owner    
(back) Subject: Westminster CC From: <Oboe32@aol.com> Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2005 21:04:52 EST   Gang,   I am unsure of what is going on at WCC. I have to think that every school = has its positives and negatives and ups and downs. I have friends at Yale who bitch and moan, and friends at Yale who cheer. I have friends at IU who = bitch and moan and friends who cheer. WCC is having a hard time with their organ dept... getting and keeping a prof... and getting and keeping students... = WHO ISN'T!?!? I have to say that the Music Ed dept. is now counted as one of = the best in the country and has never had such high placement and enrollment, likewise =   the Vocal Pedagogy and Piano Pedagogy degrees are highly regarded and = feature some of the best faculty in the country.   I know I am more sensitive because I am an alumn, but it is unfair to = place titles on any school or program unless you have FIRST HAND information. = Even then, let people figure out their likes and dislikes for themselves. = Rather than relying on rumors or information from second hand sources, let's find our info privately, where we can cast assumptions and summise scenarios all we = want. I'm guessing some people are snowed in or have a lot of extra time on = their hands to be devoting so much though and energy to the issue... practice = that trill under tempo with the metronome for an extra five instead of this!   Hugs and kisses...   Pete Isherwood  
(back) Subject: Settings of "Austria" From: <ProOrgo53@aol.com> Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2005 23:06:14 EST   Settings of tune "Austria," the Austrian National anthem?   Yes. There are many, including a Partita by Jan Bender, the Dutch-American =   organist-composer (now deceased), who was a Nazi prisoner of war (for a = time during WWII)) after taking schrapnel up through his jaw and mouth and = which exited his head, destroying one of his eyes.   Professor Bender (with whom my wife and I studied composition & worship topics and were privileged to be next-door-neighbors to (he and dear = Charlotte) for 2-1/2 years at Springfield, Ohio at Wittenberg University) LOVED the tune, =   "Austria." He composed a very affirmative, solid organ work which = highlights several stanzas of the text, "God has spoken through the ages."   Contact me privately if you would like more information about this work.   Dale G. Rider, MSacredMus, CAGO  
(back) Subject: Home - Church Fire Danger Warning! From: <ProOrgo53@aol.com> Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2005 23:24:44 EST   Dear Aunt B,   this article is uncanny timing! Truly amazing!   Just this past Monday morning at ten minutes before 7, Anna ran into our bedroom and shouted, "Daddy, the man's house on the other side of Ron's is = burning terribly!!!"   Walt, a neighbor and widower, was awakened at 6:45 a.m. by his smoke = alarms. He threw on trousers and a robe, darted out the front door opened his = garage door and then made a life / death decision.   Hoping to remove his car, both to still have it available after the fire - = AND to keep it from contributing to more fire because of the gasoline tank =   which he knew would explode if he left the car in the garage, he got into = the car and backed it completely out of the house, out onto the street across from = the house. But just in the knick of time.   As the fire trucks arrived, the garage and complete basement were totally engulfed. Flames lept out of the garage and up into the three bedrooms = right above. We have not heard for sure, but it is thought his home will be = considered a total loss. It has been boarded up, at present, because of the freezing =   weather and the need to wait until all the water (now ice) melts and can = be dealt with appropriately and safely.   About one o'clock Monday afternoon, I asked the neighbor straight across = from us if they know what started the fire.   Sam said the fire department is puzzled since it appears the fire started = in the small bathroom in the basement, but that "Mr. O" didn't have anything electrical working in that room. After reading your article, I now wonder = IF it is possible that he had an odorizer plugged in the bathroom to hold down a =   musty odor in the basement.   Only recently - my wife has purchased (over a period of a few weeks) one = of these items for nearly every room in our house, including the basement. I =   have had misgivings about them from the start, even though I was actually = the one who bought and brought home the first one - for the living room.   One very obvious and stupid aspect of these things is that they come = equipped to allow plugging a lamp or anything electric into the side of the = odorizer unit itself. That just HAS to be too much amperage for a plastic-made = shell / container like that. It is going to heat up, melt and flames reach up and begin to burn anything in their path or reach.   Aunt B, thank you SO MUCH for sending this.   It may mean some heated debate since she hates to waste money, especially after she has thought long and hard about spending money on something in = the first place. The option, however, if we were to have a fire and/or lose = any one or all of us in a house fire, would be one million times more costly that unplugging these things and placing them in the trash where they belong. = They don't measurably alter odors for more than 10 minutes anyway, in my opinion!   And, it's time, again, to check our smoke alarms, too.   I've just had an ominous, uneasy feeling all week, especially everytime I pass "Mr. O's" house. I prayed like crazy, non-stop, for his safety and it = wasn't until Monday afternoon that I heard the whole story of his driving the car = out of the house and getting to safety.   I don't know this neighbor well at all, even after living in this neighborhood since 1976, but knowing what Dad went through when he was = burned at work in '59, I have been sensitive, caring and prayerful for every burn victim = I've ever heard of (on the news) or known personally since that time. It has, = to say the least, had a lifelong and profound influence on me.   Again, THANK YOU!   Love,   Dale   > >> >Subject: Fire danger   > >> > I just got this this morning...makes a person wonder > >> > Thought this was worth passing on FIRE DANGER > >> > > >> > This was received from a friend in the home insurance = business. > >> > It is well worth reading. > >> > > >> > This is one of those emails that if you didn't send it, rest > >> > assured someone on your list will suffer for not reading it. > >> > > >> > The original message was written by a lady whose brother > >> > and his wife learned a hard lesson this past week.   > >> > Their house burned down....nothing left but ashes. They have > >> > good insurance so the home will be replaced and most of the > >> > contents. That is the good news.   > >> > However, they were sick when they found out the cause of > >> > the fire. The insurance investigator sifted through the ashes = for several > >> > hours. He had the cause of the fire traced to the master = bathroom. > >> > He asked her sister-in-law what she had plugged in in the > >> > bathroom. She listed the normal things....curling iron, blow > >> > dryer.   > >> > He kept saying to her, "No, this would be something that > >> > would disintegrate at high temperatures". Then her = sister-in-law > >> > remembered she had a scented plug-in in the bathroom.   The investigator had one of those "Aha" moments!!   > >> > He said that was the cause of the fire. He said he has seen > >> > more home fires started with the plug-in type room fresheners than anything else.He said the plastic they are made from is a THIN plastic. He also said that in every case there was nothing left to prove that it even existed. > >> > When the investigator looked in the wall plug, the two prongs left from the plug-in were still in there.   Her sister-in-law had one of the plug-ins that had a small night light = built in it. She > >> > said she had noticed that the light would dim and then finally go = out. She would walk in to the bathroom a few hours later, and the light would be back on again.   The investigator said that the unit was getting too hot, and would dim and go out rather than just blow the light bulb. Once it = cooled down it would come on. That is a warning sign. The investigator said he personally wouldn't have any type of plug in fragrance device anywhere in his house. He has seen too many homes that have been burnt down due to them.   > >> > PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO ALL THE PEOPLE IN YOUR > >> > ADDRESS BOOK. > >> > NOT ONLY COULD IT SAVE SOMEONE'S HOME, BUT IT COULD SAVE = SOMEONE'S LIFE!  
(back) Subject: Bender's Partita From: <ProOrgo53@aol.com> Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2005 23:33:47 EST   Correction: it is based on the stanzas of "Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken, Zion, City of our God!"  
(back) Subject: Re: Snow Hits Northeast From: <ProOrgo53@aol.com> Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2005 23:40:22 EST   In a message dated 1/22/2005 3:27:08 PM Central Standard Time, RVScara@aol.com writes: The Scotch and water has nothing to do with it. That line makes my day!  
(back) Subject: Re: Home - Church Fire Danger Warning! (Hoax) From: "Doug Henkle" <henkle@pobox.com> Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2005 22:52:54 -0600 (CST)   http://www.hoax-slayer.com/glade-plug-in-fire.html Glade PlugIns Fire Hazard Hoax   Although this is one of a number of similar E-Mail hoaxes for which none of the "facts" in the message can be verified, it is a good idea to regularly check the safety and condition of any and all special purpose devices you plug in at home or at work. ________________________________________ Doug Henkle - henkle@pobox.com   > Dear Aunt B, > > this article is uncanny timing! Truly amazing! > > Just this past Monday morning at ten minutes before 7, Anna ran into our > bedroom and shouted, "Daddy, the man's house on the other side of Ron's = is > burning terribly!!!" > > Walt, a neighbor and widower, was awakened at 6:45 a.m. by his smoke > alarms. > He threw on trousers and a robe, darted out the front door >...    
(back) Subject: Re: Home - Church Fire Danger Warning! From: "Adrianne Schutt" <maybe@pipcom.com> Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 00:24:13 -0500   At 11:24 PM 22/01/2005 -0500, Dale fwded by accident: > > >> > This is one of those emails that if you didn't send it, rest > > >> > assured someone on your list will suffer for not reading it.   We have the doom and gloom foreplay....   > > >> > The original message was written by a lady whose brother > > >> > and his wife learned a hard lesson this past week.   And the "it's true because it happened to my cousin's = girlfriend's dog groomer's landlord's handyman's daughter, who's a lawyer, so you know they're smart" component....   > > >> > He said that was the cause of the fire. He said he has seen > > >> > more home fires started with the plug-in type room fresheners >than anything else.He said the plastic they are made from is a THIN >plastic. He also said that in every case there was nothing left to prove =   >that it even existed. > > >> > When the investigator looked in the wall plug, the two prongs >left from the plug-in were still in there.   And we have the glaring contradiction they hope you'll miss because they've scared the pants off you. Right on schedule.     > > >> > PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO ALL THE PEOPLE IN YOUR > > >> > ADDRESS BOOK. > > >> > NOT ONLY COULD IT SAVE SOMEONE'S HOME, BUT IT COULD SAVE > SOMEONE'S LIFE!   Annnnnd we have the chain letter capper. You will never see this =   kind of sheep herding on anything actually worth forwarding.     http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_plug_in_air_freshener.htm   Lotsa ballyhoo may look bad, but keep reading.....there's no merit. One person plants an idea, all some opportunistic loudmouths jump on the bandwagon hoping for $$, and the well-meaning uninformed public = gets a snow job. Just one of those low-down dirty tricks by nasty people who don't know how to write their own virus, but want to cause damage and = upset anyway. It drives me nuts when good people get taken in and upset by = these things!   Please don't think I'm criticizing, Dale. I'm just trying to = save you some $$ in the garbage, and the group some stress. Hopefully your = wife hasn't done anything irreversible with her Plugins, there's no reason for her to toss them. Mine are staying right where they are, zero worries.   http://www.glade.com/faqs.asp   Take care, Ad ;->