PipeChat Digest #5399 - Thursday, June 9, 2005
 
Re: National Cathedral Plans
  by "Nathan Smith" <erzahler@sbcglobal.net>
Almost a pipe organ
  by "Nathan Smith" <erzahler@sbcglobal.net>
Re: Organmaster Shoes
  by "F. Richard Burt" <effarbee@verizon.net>
RE: War March of the Priests
  by "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu>
Re: English influence on early American organs
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@swbell.net>
Child-Friendly Organ Music (x-post)
  by "Beau Surratt" <surrattorg@gmail.com>
Re: Child-Friendly Organ Music (x-post)
  by "Paul Smith" <kipsmith@getgoin.net>
Re: Child-Friendly Organ Music (x-post)
  by <DarrylbytheSea@aol.com>
pipedreams this week
  by "Randy Terry" <randy@peacham.homeip.net>
Jardine connection?
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: Child-Friendly Organ Music (x-post)
  by "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@adelphia.net>
Re: pipedreams this week
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: Jardine connection?
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@swbell.net>
Re: Child-Friendly Organ Music (x-post)
  by "Paul Smith" <kipsmith@getgoin.net>
Re: Child-Friendly Organ Music (x-post)
  by <Gfc234@aol.com>
Re: Child-Friendly Organ Music (x-post)
  by "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@adelphia.net>
Re: Jardine connection?
  by "Rev. Tony Newnham" <organist.tony@btinternet.com>
Re: Child-Friendly Organ Music (x-post)
  by "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu>
RE: Child-Friendly Organ Music (x-post)
  by "Michael David" <michaelandmaggy@comcast.net>
Re: Child-Friendly Organ Music (x-post)
  by "M Fox" <ophicleide16@direcway.com>
Re: pipedreams this week
  by <blueeyedbear@aol.com>
Re: Child-Friendly Organ Music (x-post)
  by "Andrew Barss" <asbarss@eastlink.ca>
Wanamaker Organ Day
  by "Jon Humbert" <jhumbert@ptd.net>
Re: Wanamaker Organ Day
  by "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu>
RE: Child-Friendly Organ Music (x-post)
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: National Cathedral Plans From: "Nathan Smith" <erzahler@sbcglobal.net> Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2005 07:26:56 -0400   > > I believe the scuttlebutt at A-S was that The Old Man used a good bit > of pipework from the Methuen > Walcker (which he then owned, yes?) for the WNC job.   I have no idea, but I do understand that Mr. Skinner removed 6 ranks from the Methuen Organ. Probably not enough unless he unified the thing (C:   - Nate    
(back) Subject: Almost a pipe organ From: "Nathan Smith" <erzahler@sbcglobal.net> Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2005 07:38:13 -0400   Dear List,   A nice gentleman in Hamden, CT gave me a boat load of organ parts last night, and informed me that he has a Estey "G" Model reed organ (2 manual and pedal) that he would be willing to give to someone who won't chop it up into bits. The organ has it's own suction unit and is completely functional (and sounds pretty good!). He has a pipe organ at home now so doesn't really need the Estey.   If you'd like to know more, I can relay him to you or you to him.   Best,   Nathan    
(back) Subject: Re: Organmaster Shoes From: "F. Richard Burt" <effarbee@verizon.net> Date: Thu, 09 Jun 2005 07:36:01 -0500   Good Morning, Justin: I Googled in, and went directly to http://www.organmastershoes.com/ Organmaster.com left out the shoes part of the address that is our American people. F. Richard Burt ..    
(back) Subject: RE: War March of the Priests From: "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu> Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2005 08:42:51 -0400   >The War March was indeed used at my eldest neices HS Graduation as >the postlude/recessional. Thats what got me hooked on it. >   Last time i heard it played "live" was at the ACCHO Midmer Losh in the mid 90's.   Ralph Ringstad officiated at the console. He did the fanfare part on the big reeds but they sadly slid out of tune as he played. Still..... the most awesome sound I ever heard. Fortunately I had my DAT recorder with me!   John Vanderlee  
(back) Subject: Re: English influence on early American organs From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@swbell.net> Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2005 08:39:42 -0500   The New York organ builder George Jardine, who had apprenticed with Flight = & Robson, claimed that Flight & Robson had been the first firm to use pneumatic action in Britain. This had also apparently been a type of inflating "puff bellow" to lighten the touch. Jardine said that even then the invention had not been original to Flight & Robson, but had been used = in old German organs.   John Speller   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2005 3:11 AM Subject: Re: English influence on early American organs     > Hello, > > I have a funny feeling that the first example of > pneumatic action was by Booth of Wakefield circa.1827? > > It was actually an inflating "puff bellow" which > lightened the touch of the keys.      
(back) Subject: Child-Friendly Organ Music (x-post) From: "Beau Surratt" <surrattorg@gmail.com> Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2005 09:23:57 -0500   Hi All! I am planning a program for our Crosswalk (Wednesday night dinner and program) series at church which will be about a 40 minute organ concert that I want to be both child friendly and adult friendly. I also want it to be at least mildly interactive and educational.   What I'm looking for help with are ideas for the following:   1. Child-friendly organ pieces- based on children's tunes or just sort of "cute" pieces OR pieces which children could help with (i.e. a musette or something where they could hold down 1 pedal note the whole time)   2. your favorite "organ educator" pieces- you know, those pieces with narration and things like that which are designed to teach kids about the organ.   Thanks for all your help!   Blessings, Beau Surratt, Organist First Congregational UCC Glen Ellyn, IL  
(back) Subject: Re: Child-Friendly Organ Music (x-post) From: "Paul Smith" <kipsmith@getgoin.net> Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2005 09:40:26 -0500   Just this week, in the Pipedreams broadcast (and on its web site), I heard = a great piece which I would love to find the sheet music for. It would meet your "adult friendly" and "based on children's tunes" criteria, and it = would be great fun to play. It is "Variations on Nursery Themes" by Robert = Elmore. I tried to search for it at the OHS site, but didn't find the sheet music, =   just recordings. If anyone knows how to find this piece in print, please = let us know. The piece uses classical and theater traditions to weave together = 4 nursery song themes in an impressive and sophisticated way. Kip in Missouri      
(back) Subject: Re: Child-Friendly Organ Music (x-post) From: <DarrylbytheSea@aol.com> Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2005 10:52:04 EDT   In a message dated 6/9/2005 9:41:21 AM Central Standard Time, kipsmith@getgoin.net writes:   "Variations on Nursery Themes" by Robert Elmore.       HI, Y'all, These pieces are harder to play than they sound or at first glance! They were published H.W. Gray in the St. Cecilia Series, and I don't know if = they still are available. You might wanna check with Dale Tucker, organ editor = at Belwin, for the answer to that. Yours, Darryl  
(back) Subject: pipedreams this week From: "Randy Terry" <randy@peacham.homeip.net> Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2005 09:07:57 -0700   I noticed the comment on this weeks' Pipedreams broadcast. Consisting of theatre organ performances, it is one of the most enjoyable broadcasts of late.   I did not quite make it to the last few pieces, but just a quick comment = on these performances. The Robert Elmore "Variations on Nursery Rhyme = Themes" is a fantastic piece - not very child oriented, though - it is definitely = an adult piece, and I would dare say it is a bear to play. I would also say that these musicians who have skills at the theatre style are top-drawer players. I'd hate to see what a score would look like with the = complicated rhythms, etc. I love the orchestrations, and find myself wondering how = they do all that with just a few double-touch stops, etc, and how do they ever learn to use those tools so d*** effectively!   +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Randy Terry Music Minister The Episcopal Church of St. Peter Redwood City, California        
(back) Subject: Jardine connection? From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2005 09:15:28 -0700 (PDT)   Hello,   Thanks for that information John.   I wonder if John could tell me if there was any connection between the NY Jardine and the UK Jardine company, which actually survived until recent years, and who were the last company to carry out a re-build to the famous (infamous?) Cavaille-Coll at Manchester Town Hall; now with 5-manuals, and reeds which sound distinctly non-Cavaille Coll.   Jardine is not exactly a common name, even here in the UK.   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK       --- "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@swbell.net> wrote:   > The New York organ builder George Jardine, who had > apprenticed with Flight & > Robson, claimed that Flight & Robson had been the > first firm to use > pneumatic action in Britain.     __________________________________ Discover Yahoo! Get on-the-go sports scores, stock quotes, news and more. Check it out! http://discover.yahoo.com/mobile.html  
(back) Subject: Re: Child-Friendly Organ Music (x-post) From: "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@adelphia.net> Date: Thu, 09 Jun 2005 09:15:32 -0700   I looked for this on www.sheetmusicplus.com - came right up       Paul Smith wrote:   > Just this week, in the Pipedreams broadcast (and on its web site), I > heard a great piece which I would love to find the sheet music for. It > would meet your "adult friendly" and "based on children's tunes" > criteria, and it would be great fun to play. It is "Variations on > Nursery Themes" by Robert Elmore. I tried to search for it at the OHS > site, but didn't find the sheet music, just recordings. If anyone > knows how to find this piece in print, please let us know. The piece > uses classical and theater traditions to weave together 4 nursery song > themes in an impressive and sophisticated way. > Kip in Missouri > >     -- Jonathan Orwig Evensong Music, Media and Graphics New Organ and Choral Music http://www.evensongmusic.net    
(back) Subject: Re: pipedreams this week From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2005 09:20:05 -0700 (PDT)   Hello,   I think I'll second that Randy.   I am always amazed at the lightning and very sensitive changes of registration which the top UK theatre organ performer, Simon Gledhill, brings to bear.   That he registers mostly by hand, is even more remarkable, given the sheer size of big theatre organ consoles.   The best can teach us a thing or two; especially about console control,syncopation and cross-rhythms.   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK       --- Randy Terry <randy@peacham.homeip.net> wrote:   > I noticed the comment on this weeks' Pipedreams > broadcast. Consisting of > theatre organ performances, it is one of the most > enjoyable broadcasts of > late. > I would also say > that these musicians who have skills at the theatre > style are top-drawer > players.     __________________________________ Discover Yahoo! Stay in touch with email, IM, photo sharing and more. Check it out! http://discover.yahoo.com/stayintouch.html  
(back) Subject: Re: Jardine connection? From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@swbell.net> Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2005 11:34:03 -0500   Yes, George Jardine came from the same family as the English organ = builders. The founder of the English firm, Frederick Wincott Jardine of Manchester = was the nephew of the founder of the American firm, George Jardine. After leaving Flight & Robson, George Jardine went to work for J. W. Walker, and then emigrated to the USA in 1836, where he set up business in New York, initially importing his pipework from Walker. He began making his own pipework in 1838 after bad weather made it difficult to get supplies. His nephew F. W. Jardine was also a Walker employee, and came over to the USA about this time to work with his Uncle George before returning a year or = two later to Manchester to found his own business.   John Speller   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2005 11:15 AM Subject: Jardine connection?     > Hello, > > Thanks for that information John. > > I wonder if John could tell me if there was any > connection between the NY Jardine and the UK Jardine > company, which actually survived until recent years, > and who were the last company to carry out a re-build > to the famous (infamous?) Cavaille-Coll at Manchester > Town Hall; now with 5-manuals, and reeds which sound > distinctly non-Cavaille Coll. > > Jardine is not exactly a common name, even here in the > UK. > > Regards, > > Colin Mitchell UK > > > > --- "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@swbell.net> wrote: > > > The New York organ builder George Jardine, who had > > apprenticed with Flight & > > Robson, claimed that Flight & Robson had been the > > first firm to use > > pneumatic action in Britain.      
(back) Subject: Re: Child-Friendly Organ Music (x-post) From: "Paul Smith" <kipsmith@getgoin.net> Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2005 11:36:48 -0500   Please tell me what I am doing wrong. I have searched there every way I = can think of and I get nothing!   Variations on Nursery Themes - Robert Elmore   Help!     ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@adelphia.net> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2005 11:15 AM Subject: Re: Child-Friendly Organ Music (x-post)     >I looked for this on www.sheetmusicplus.com - came right up > > > > Paul Smith wrote: > >> Just this week, in the Pipedreams broadcast (and on its web site), I >> heard a great piece which I would love to find the sheet music for. It >> would meet your "adult friendly" and "based on children's tunes" >> criteria, and it would be great fun to play. It is "Variations on = Nursery >> Themes" by Robert Elmore. I tried to search for it at the OHS site, but =   >> didn't find the sheet music, just recordings. If anyone knows how to = find >> this piece in print, please let us know. The piece uses classical and >> theater traditions to weave together 4 nursery song themes in an >> impressive and sophisticated way. >> Kip in Missouri >> >> > > > -- > Jonathan Orwig > Evensong Music, Media and Graphics > New Organ and Choral Music > http://www.evensongmusic.net > > > ****************************************************************** > "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: Child-Friendly Organ Music (x-post) From: <Gfc234@aol.com> Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2005 12:40:02 EDT     In a message dated 6/9/05 9:25:07 AM, surrattorg@gmail.com writes:     > Hi All! > =A0 I am planning a program for our Crosswalk (Wednesday night dinner > and program) series at church which will be about a 40 minute organ > concert that I want to be both child friendly and adult friendly. I > also want it to be at least mildly interactive and educational. >=20 > What I'm looking for help with are ideas for the following: >=20 > 1. Child-friendly organ pieces- based on children's tunes or just sort > of "cute" pieces OR pieces which children could help with (i.e. a > musette or something where they could hold down 1 pedal note the whole > time) >=20 > 2. your favorite "organ educator" pieces- you know, those pieces with > narration and things like that which are designed to teach kids about > the organ. >=20 > Thanks for all your help! >=20 > Blessings, > Beau Surratt, Organist > First Congregational UCC > Glen Ellyn, IL >=20   Beau-   There is only onc smart choice- Messiaen - Livre d'Orgue=20   :)       Gregory F. Ceurvorst 1921 Sherman Ave. #GS Evanston, IL 60201 847.332.2788 home/fax 708.243.2549 mobile gfc234@aol.com gfc234@nextel.blackberry.net    
(back) Subject: Re: Child-Friendly Organ Music (x-post) From: "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@adelphia.net> Date: Thu, 09 Jun 2005 09:43:14 -0700   Sorry...   I searchd for this a few weeks ago and it was THERE   AFAIK you can still get it as a reprint from Shawnee: http://www.shawneepress.com/   not listed ontheir website, but ask   If all else fails, Bagaduce Music Lending Library has a copy   Paul Smith wrote:   > Please tell me what I am doing wrong. I have searched there every way > I can think of and I get nothing! > > Variations on Nursery Themes - Robert Elmore > > Help! >   -- Jonathan Orwig Evensong Music, Media and Graphics New Organ and Choral Music http://www.evensongmusic.net    
(back) Subject: Re: Jardine connection? From: "Rev. Tony Newnham" <organist.tony@btinternet.com> Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2005 17:46:09 +0100   Hi Colin   Further to John's answer, it's always worth a look at the Dictionary of British Organ Builders (Part of the NPOR web site) which gives brief = details of all known British organ builders (including reed organs) up until = c.1950. It's accessible from www.bios.org.uk/npor and click on the DBOB link. = (The "builder" link under NPOR enables a search for recorded UK organs by a specific builder, the one under archives lists on-line material relating = to certain firms - not currently Jardine, although the primary sources under archives-BOA does provide a list of references to Jardine records held by the British Organ Archive.   The whole NPOR site is a mine of information.   Every Blessing   Tony ----- Original Message ----- From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2005 5:15 PM Subject: Jardine connection?     > Hello, > > Thanks for that information John. > > I wonder if John could tell me if there was any > connection between the NY Jardine and the UK Jardine > company, which actually survived until recent years, > and who were the last company to carry out a re-build > to the famous (infamous?) Cavaille-Coll at Manchester > Town Hall; now with 5-manuals, and reeds which sound > distinctly non-Cavaille Coll. > > Jardine is not exactly a common name, even here in the > UK. > > Regards, > > Colin Mitchell UK > > > > --- "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@swbell.net> wrote: > >> The New York organ builder George Jardine, who had >> apprenticed with Flight & >> Robson, claimed that Flight & Robson had been the >> first firm to use >> pneumatic action in Britain. > > > > __________________________________ > Discover Yahoo! > Get on-the-go sports scores, stock quotes, news and more. Check it out! > http://discover.yahoo.com/mobile.html > > ****************************************************************** > "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: Child-Friendly Organ Music (x-post) From: "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu> Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2005 12:51:08 -0400   The ACCHOS Mercury album (now on CD) featuring the ballroom organ has a piece on it called "Squirrel"- you can just see the little beast scampering accross the floor!   John V  
(back) Subject: RE: Child-Friendly Organ Music (x-post) From: "Michael David" <michaelandmaggy@comcast.net> Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2005 12:05:22 -0500   It's a print to order item available from SheetMusicPlus among others. "Fantasy On Nursery Tunes" (SH.2HH5013), $10.00, 4- 6 weeks delivery.       -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of = Paul Smith Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2005 11:37 AM To: PipeChat Subject: Re: Child-Friendly Organ Music (x-post)   Please tell me what I am doing wrong. I have searched there every way I = can think of and I get nothing!   Variations on Nursery Themes - Robert Elmore   Help!      
(back) Subject: Re: Child-Friendly Organ Music (x-post) From: "M Fox" <ophicleide16@direcway.com> Date: Thu, 09 Jun 2005 11:25:41 -0700     ----- Original Message ----- From: <DarrylbytheSea@aol.com> > "Variations on Nursery Themes" by Robert Elmore. > > > > HI, Y'all, > > These pieces are harder to play than they sound or at first glance! They > were published H.W. Gray in the St. Cecilia Series, and I don't know if > they > still are available. You might wanna check with Dale Tucker, organ = editor > at > Belwin, for the answer to that.   Actually it's Fantasy on Nursery Tunes. Publisher was Harold Flammer, Inc.   MAF    
(back) Subject: Re: pipedreams this week From: <blueeyedbear@aol.com> Date: Thu, 09 Jun 2005 14:36:17 -0400   did anyone happen to notice that playing cole porter's "it's all right = with me" was scott foppiano, a regular on this list? congrats, scott! (although you do spell your name incorrectly) = [ducking...] scot -----Original Message----- From: Randy Terry <randy@peacham.homeip.net> To: 'PipeChat' <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Thu, 9 Jun 2005 09:07:57 -0700 Subject: pipedreams this week     I noticed the comment on this weeks' Pipedreams broadcast. Consisting of theatre organ performances, it is one of the most enjoyable broadcasts of late.   I did not quite make it to the last few pieces, but just a quick comment = on these performances. The Robert Elmore "Variations on Nursery Rhyme = Themes" is a fantastic piece - not very child oriented, though - it is definitely = an adult piece, and I would dare say it is a bear to play. I would also say that these musicians who have skills at the theatre style are top-drawer players. I'd hate to see what a score would look like with the = complicated rhythms, etc. I love the orchestrations, and find myself wondering how = they do all that with just a few double-touch stops, etc, and how do they ever learn to use those tools so d*** effectively!   +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Randy Terry Music Minister The Episcopal Church of St. Peter Redwood City, California         ****************************************************************** "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: Child-Friendly Organ Music (x-post) From: "Andrew Barss" <asbarss@eastlink.ca> Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2005 16:12:41 -0300   I don't know whether it's the same one, but Powell Weaver wrote a cute little descriptive piece called "The squirrel."   Joseph Clokey's "Fireside Fancies" contains some light (again, descriptive) pieces.   I used to -- and may still -- have a recording of Bruce Prince-Joseph on which he played a piece called, IIRC, the Donkey Dance which was (I think) written by Robert Elmore.   Andrew Barss Halifax, Nova Scotia On 9-Jun-05, at 1:51 PM, John Vanderlee wrote:   > The ACCHOS Mercury album (now on CD) featuring the ballroom organ has > a piece on it called "Squirrel"- you can just see the little beast > scampering accross the floor! > > John V > > ****************************************************************** > "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: Wanamaker Organ Day From: "Jon Humbert" <jhumbert@ptd.net> Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2005 16:07:15 -0400   Hi List, Just wondering if anyone is planning on being at Lord & Taylor's store this Saturday for the Wanamaker Organ Day. Last time I saw the organ, not much of it was there. We're taking our little boy (Joshua, 3 1/2 years old) down on the train and spending the day. He's always hopping up on the organ (albeit, electronic) at home and playing away. He's excited about going. I wonder how many people will be there and whether it will be a fight to find a good floor from which to listen. I suppose I'd like to stand on the third level so as to be able to view the console (and organist). Incidentally, where are some favorite places to eat lunch in that area? We were just planning on going over to The Gallery and eating in the mall. Hope to see some of you there! Regards, Jonathan Humbert Elizabethtown, PA  
(back) Subject: Re: Wanamaker Organ Day From: "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu> Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2005 17:43:02 -0400   >Hi List, > > Just wondering if anyone is planning on being at Lord & Taylor's >store this Saturday for the Wanamaker Organ Day. Last time I saw the >organ, not much of it was there. We're taking our little boy (Joshua, 3 >1/2 years old) down on the train and spending the day. He's always >hopping up on the organ (albeit, electronic) at home and playing away. >He's excited about going. > I wonder how many people will be there and whether it will be a >fight to find a good floor from which to listen. I suppose I'd like to >stand on the third level so as to be able to view the console (and >organist). > Incidentally, where are some favorite places to eat lunch in that >area? We were just planning on going over to The Gallery and eating in >the mall. > Hope to see some of you there! > >Regards, >Jonathan Humbert >Elizabethtown, PA   Plan to be there with my wife to attend ALL of it!   Last time it sounded great!   John V  
(back) Subject: RE: Child-Friendly Organ Music (x-post) From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Thu, 09 Jun 2005 18:30:19 -0500   The piece recommended for Pedals, Pipes and Pizza events is something called "The King of Instruments" and was written, I believe, by Sandra Soderlund. I didn't play it, but my friend did and I turned pages. It was accessible, with narration telling about and demonstrating the divisions.   I'm sure someone on the list can give more detailed info than I can.   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com     -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of Beau Surratt   2. your favorite "organ educator" pieces- you know, those pieces with narration and things like that which are designed to teach kids about the organ.