PipeChat Digest #5459 - Friday, July 15, 2005
 
Re: Greetings From Nashville (POE/POE+)(LONG)
  by "Bernadette Wagner" <musicalgrl90@yahoo.com>
Pipe Organ Ad
  by "Keith W. Zimmerman" <kwzimmerman@alltel.net>
Organ for sale
  by "Stephen Best" <stevebest@usadatanet.net>
Re: Pipe Organ Ad
  by <RMaryman@aol.com>
Re: Organ for sale
  by <rredman@imagin.net>
Re: Greetings From Nashville (POE/POE+)(LONG)
  by "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org>
Nashville POE and PLUS Part Two
  by "Jon C." <opus1100@sbcglobal.net>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Greetings From Nashville (POE/POE+)(LONG) From: "Bernadette Wagner" <musicalgrl90@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2005 14:32:54 -0700 (PDT)   Two of my friends are at the POE   "Jon C." <opus1100@sbcglobal.net> wrote:This is for my fellow Pipe Organ = Lovers, When I told my family I was coming to Nashville for a Pipe Organ Encounter I was treated with the following response "What! A pipe organ thing in Country Music City USA?" Well there is a lot more to Nashville than guitars and counrty r singers. It has some fantastic pipe organs and I am sure glad I'm here. If you love good pipe organs and talented artists to play them, Nashville is the place to be this week. There is a very ambitious AGO chapter here. They are not only sponsoring a Pipe Organ Encounter, they are actually presenting two Pipe Organ = Encounters, the usual kind of POE for young people but also a POE+ for adults and as part of the week is a ""Nashville Summer Pipe Organ Festival", Organ Concert" series open the public as well as the POE/POE+ Participants. It is a major undertaking as there are 40 participants for the POE and 20 adults in the POE+. Each participant has an hour organ lesson and an hour practice time daily, = so that means they had to provide enough teachers and instruments available to a total of 60 participants. There are eight guest artists teaching students, Felix Hell, Doug Cleveland, Vincent = Dubois, Marilyn Kaiser, Cherry Rhodes Joanne Schulte, Oliver Huette and Tom = Trenney. In addition there are fourteen local organists including Wilma Jensen = teaching students. The POE and POE+ groups are on separate programs of workshops, and activities and come together in the evenings for dinner and the = evening concert event. The week started Sunday evening at the West End United Methodist Church, for a get together, opportunity for teachers and students to meet, dinner = and "Festival Evening Prayer" (worship) and postlude concert. The Festival Evening Prayer service started with the Bach Toccata and Fugue in d minor {BWV 565] as the Prelude played by Dr. Murray Somerville, Choirmaster and Organist at St. George's Episcopal Church. (The organ at West End United Methodist is a 5m/113 rk M.P.Moller (1983) Service of Light Opening Sentences (John Weaver) Lector: Dr. Michael Velting, Choirmaster and Organist, Christ Church Cathedral Response: Congregation Hymn to Christ the Light (Phos Hilaron) (Carl Schalk) sung by members from the Westminster Presbyterian Choir Thanksgiving for Light: Lector and responses from congregation Processional Hymn "God Whose Love is Reigning O'er Us LAUDA ANIMA Evening Psalm (psalm 141:2) Scripture Reading (prior to scripture leading lector lead the congregation with "Hear the Word of God" Congregation responded "Our ears are open " Exodus 13: 17-22 Hymn "Tell Out, My Soul WOODLANDS Scripture Reading Lector: "Hear the Word of the Lord" Congregation: "Our ears are open" 1 Thessalonians 5 1-11 Canticle (Nunc dimittis) The Great Litany (following each petition the lector will sing "Let us Pray to the Lord" Congregation sings "Lord Have Mercy"   THE LORD'S PRAYER DISMISSAL THE PEACE POSTLUDE CONCERT Finale from Symphony I (Louis Vierne) Marjorie Proctor, Associate Choirmaster and Organist, Christ Church Cathedral   Theme and Variations on "Simple Gifts" (From Balboa Park Suite)(Michael Burkhardt Afro-Cuban Dance on "In dir ist Fruede" (Johannes Matthias Michael) Julia Callaway, Director of Music and Organist, Vine Street Christain = Church   Piece heroique (Cesar Franck) Dr. Wilma Jensen, Organist/Choirmaster Emerita, St. George's Episcopal Church   Variations on a Noel (Marcel Dupre) Andrew Risinger, Associate Director of Music, West End United Methodist Church   Worship musicians were: members of the Westminster Presbyterian Choir, Dr. John W. Semingson, Dean, Nashville Chapter AGO and DIrector of Music Ministries, Westminster Presbyterian Church; Dr, Polly Brecht, Organist and Associate Director of Music Ministries, Westminster Presbyterian Church   This was the start of a very busy week of activities for us. I included the order of worship so you get an idea of the experience the participants are getting in how the pipe organ fits into the worship experience. The high point of the evening was the appearance of Wilma Jensen who is a favorite person of the Nashville AGO chapter folks. She was superb and was appreciated appropriately.   You will be hearing more of many of these people later. Monday started the schedule of lessons, workshops and concerts and the day ended with a fantastic concert by Felix Hell in the "Nashville Summer Pipe Organ Festival" I will give his concert program in my next posting. The Nashville Chapter has done a fantastic job setting up and coordinating this week. Daryl Miller is the Administrator for POE and POE+ and J. Andrew Risinger is POE director and Julia C. Callaway is the POE+ director and many more folks which should be included, but folks it has been a long day and an early start again tomorrow which will be our last full day and will conclude with a concert featuring Doug Cleveland, Marilyn Keiser, Cherry Rhodes, Joanne Schulte and Tom Trenny at this same big Moller at West End United Methodist Church. On Friday some of the extremely talented young people will perform for their closing recital.If you have doubts about the future you need = only' see these remarkable young people to know there is a future for our favorite instrument. Pipe Organ Encounters provide a terrific experience for teens and I'm glad they were able to provide an opportunity this time for us grown ups too. It is a tremendous effort for all involved in setting up and coordinating the event but well worthwhile for providing an opportunity for young people to find out what a wonderful instrument is = the Pipe Organ.   More later, regards, Jon.             ****************************************************************** "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!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com
(back) Subject: Pipe Organ Ad From: "Keith W. Zimmerman" <kwzimmerman@alltel.net> Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2005 17:46:41 -0500   List,   This is probably NOT proper, but the following ad on keyboardtrader is = curious to me. The seller asks how to make this organ more attractive.   1. The organ is FREE to a church or other nonprofit organization. 2. The organ needs complete restoration. 3. It is NOT available to a private individual. 4. It is NOT to be parted out. 5. If a suitable recipient is not found, it will go to the dumpster.   Problems: 1. Of course, this church or nonprofit organization will end up spending = well over $100K for this restoration. How many churches nowadays are = willing to do this? 2. Is there ANY LOGIC in sending this organ to the dumpster rather than = giving it - or selling it - to an individual or some non-nonprofit = organization. There was a discussion about the value of organs and the = point was made that too many sellers or donors of old organs place too = many requirement on the future of the organ they're giving away. 3. I realize that the donor might be claiming some kind of tax break in = donating it to a nonprofit organization. But, they'd rather donate it to = the dump - for which I don't think a tax break could be claimed - than = give it to someone or to part out the pipework, casework, etc. to various = other organs. Kinda like requiring - in the very unfortunate case of = one's loved one coming to the point of organ donation - all of your loved = one's organs be given to the same patient/recipient.   It's just that his last statement makes no logical sense to me: [Let's = find a good home for it so it won't end up in the dumpster.]   Anyway, sorry about the rant.   Sincerely, Keith (see ad below)     How can I make this more attractive? This organ is FREE to a church or = other non-profit organization.   1870's Wm. Johnson organ 2man/ped 15 stops. Oak case on three sides. All = mechanical. Needs complete restoration. AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY, NOW. The = owner wishes to donate it to a church. Again, it needs complete = restoration so the recipient must be prepared to make an investment. It is = not avialable for parts or to private individuals. Let's find a good home = for it so it won't end up in the dumpster. Contact David Storey for = further details, photos and specs.    
(back) Subject: Organ for sale From: "Stephen Best" <stevebest@usadatanet.net> Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2005 20:31:07 -0400   Take a look at the Rieger organ for sale on eBay, item number 7335722649. It's one of those compact 23 rank 1950's instruments just 7 feet tall.   Steve Best in Utica, NY  
(back) Subject: Re: Pipe Organ Ad From: <RMaryman@aol.com> Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2005 21:35:03 EDT   In a message dated 7/14/2005 6:50:12 PM Eastern Standard Time, kwzimmerman@alltel.net writes: It's just that his last statement makes no logical sense to me: [Let's = find a good home for it so it won't end up in the dumpster.] Well, since Mr. Storey is in the organ building/rebuilding business, I = would assume that his resources for storing this instrument are not unlimited, = AND if he is trying to do this for a client, those stipulations may be part of = the client's wishes. Ths situation might be that it is now owned by a church = or other not-for-profit organization and they wish to donate to aonther not-for-profit to avoid complcated tax consequences...I DON"T KNOW this to = be so, but it is a reasonable possibility.   Rick in VA  
(back) Subject: Re: Organ for sale From: <rredman@imagin.net> Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2005 20:56:40 -0500 (CDT)   >I have owned and restored two of these over the years, and service two others in the DFW area. If I may be helpful in any way, please contact me. Roy Redman     Take a look at the Rieger organ for sale on eBay, item number > 7335722649. It's one of those compact 23 rank 1950's instruments just > 7 feet tall. > > Steve Best in Utica, NY > > ****************************************************************** > "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: Greetings From Nashville (POE/POE+)(LONG) From: "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org> Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2005 23:20:40 -0500   At 04:32 PM 7/14/2005, you wrote: >Two of my friends are at the POE   I don't know who they are but I know they are having a fantastic time.   How many of you have been to a classical organ concert where the artists got a "bronx cheer" and the wave. Happened here tonight.   Jon      
(back) Subject: Nashville POE and PLUS Part Two From: "Jon C." <opus1100@sbcglobal.net> Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2005 00:42:13 -0500   Tonight was the POE faculty concert with Marilyn Keiser, Doug Cleveland, Tom Trenney and Cherry Rhodes. Concert was enthusiastically received and resulted in a Bronx cheer and the "wave" in appreciation at the finish. More on that later.   Our first full day started Monday with a lesson on "Meeting the Organ" presented by Jennie Lou Smith, who is a Nashville resident, has a private organ and piano studio and is a graduate of Scarritt College and familiar with the Casavant organ in the Chapel. Since POE and POE+ events are geared to the student who may be a total novice regarding the pipe organ, the week starts from ground zero with a lesson on what makes up the pipe organ instrument, such as what is a console, stops, pipes, chests, blower, manuals, and so on. The 2/32 Casavant tracker organ (1970) was used as a vehicle for this lesson. The organ was demonstrated by Vincent Dubois with the J.S. Bach Prelude and Fugue in D major. The rest of the morning was devoted to practice and private lessons.   The activities I am describing where for the POE+ participants. The POE participants had similar activities and workshops in the mornings and lessons and practice in the afternoons.   In the afternoon we departed for Franklin, Tn where Angela Tipps, organist and director of music at St. Pauls Episcopal Church in Murfreesboro, Tn and Adjunct Music Instructor at Middle Tennessee State University, conducted a workshop on hymn playing. The workshop was conducted at St. Paul's Episcopal Church 1974 Schantz Organ, 2m, 12 rks and First Presbyterian, Milnar Organ, 2m 16 rks (1994) originally built by Delaware, 1978. The lesson focused on ways to make hymns more interesting by varying introductions, registrations during verses and so on. She also discussed a method for handling repeating notes in the various vocal parts.     We returned to Nashville for a workshop with Marilyn Keiser, Chacellor's Professor at Indiana University at the Belmont Heights Baptist Church for a Master Class on Service playing. This also focused on ways to make the organ playing during the service parts more meaning full and interesting.   We returned to Belmont University for dinner and a Carillon demonstration and tour by Richard Shaddinger, Carilloneur and professor of music at Belmont University. The tower has its' second set of bells after the dismal failure of the use of an electronic substitute.   After dinner was the second "Nashville Pipe Organ Festival Event" at the Belmont United Methodist Church, 1988 4m, 70 rank M.P.Moller organ with a concert by Felix Hell.   I need not tell anyone familiar with Felix's performances that his concerts are akin to a audio fireworks display. Big numbers with much precision and passion. All the concerts this week are presented by guest faculty members. Felix has been very much in evidence mingling with the POE students and sharing their mutual passions for the pipe organ. His program was designed to help express that mutual passion and also have some fun as "I've been work'n on the railroad managed to sneak into a pedal line in his encore number. In future postings I will avoid commenting on the quality of the programs as everyone of these faculty guest artists are fantastic performers. Here is the Felix Hell Program:   Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Prelude and Fugue in G Major [BWV 541] "Wachet auf ruft uns die Stimme" [BWV 645] Trio Sonata No. 6, G Major [BWV 530]   Charles Marie Widor (1844-19160 Symphony V, op. 42, no. 1 I. Allegro vivace II. Allegro cantabile   Max Reger (1873-1916) Fantasy and Fugue on B-A-C-H   Intermission   Wolgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Fantasy in F minor, KV 608   Samuel Barber (arranged by William Stickland) (1910-1981) Adagio for Strings   Felix-Andre Guilmant (1837-1937) Sonata No. in D Minor, op. 42 Introduction et Allegro Pastorale Final   Encore with embellishments   Today was our last full day. Tomorrow morning is the POE student recital and then it is homeward bound. I will finish relating our activities from the rest of the week when I'm back in Illinois. Perhaps someone who attended the POE can fill us in on what they did on their separate schedule   regards,   Jon