PipeChat Digest #5310 - Tuesday, May 3, 2005
 
Re: Concert tour of Belarus
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: Washington DC trip
  by "Dr. Amy Fleming" <docamy@alltel.net>
Re: The Compton Cello photographs
  by "Bruce Miles" <bruce@gbmuk.fsnet.co.uk>
News
  by "Larry McGuire" <larry@duntarvie.f2s.com>
Re: disinfection of the console
  by "James Nerstheimer" <enigma1685@yahoo.com>
Something Special: Colleges and Universities with Organ
  by "Desiree'" <nicemusica@yahoo.com>
Thanks for your feedback!
  by "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@adelphia.net>
Call for tune suggestions
  by "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@adelphia.net>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Concert tour of Belarus From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Mon, 2 May 2005 05:48:07 -0700 (PDT)   Hello,   That was a fascinating post from Stephen Roberts, which educated me a little. I've never even thought about Belarus as a place where there may be interesting organs.   I was also interested by the fact that he performed the Aria and Toccata from the "Uzbek Suite" by Georgi Mushel; the Moscow based composer. Is this the same as the "Toccata" we all play, and is it then part of a larger composition called the "Uzbek Suite?"   If so, is the "Uzbeck Suite" still in print, and from whom?   Of course, we should be well aware of the heritage of many countries which are now emerging from the rule of communism. The organ history of Poland and the former Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic and Sovakia.....industry and commerce v. mountain scenery) is well enough known (Prague being a fascinating centre for organ studies), but there must be a lot of organ-culture of which we remain relatively ignorant.   Parts of the former Yugoslavia were, of course, part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and I recall the beautiful twin "harp cases" I saw at Lublijana Cathedral......but what of the treasures within?   I seem to know very little about the organs of Hungary, but of all countries, this MUST have a history of organ art.   Then there is Latvia.....a fascinating place, where choral music is of a very high standard, and there are a number of very important organs such as that at Rieger Cathedral.   What about Lithuania? Estonia? Albania? Slovenia?   The problem is, the borders have moved so frequently, it is difficult to unify the various threads and make sense of the history of it all.     Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK     --- Stephen Roberts <sroberts01@snet.net> wrote:   > On Monday, April 18 I arrived in Minsk, the capital > of Belarus. For those of your whose familiarity > with post-Cold War Eastern European geography is a > bit fuzzy, Belarus is one of the countries carved > out of the former Soviet Union   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Washington DC trip From: "Dr. Amy Fleming" <docamy@alltel.net> Date: Mon, 2 May 2005 08:31:44 -0500   Thanks to all who commented on our upcomming trip. David - I'll print out that information and take it along. It is difficult to determine how much time we will have to see everything!   Thanks to Stephen Roberts for the narrative of your trip. That was a fantastic experience!   Amy       -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Anti-Virus. Version: 7.0.308 / Virus Database: 266.11.0 - Release Date: 4/29/2005    
(back) Subject: Re: The Compton Cello photographs From: "Bruce Miles" <bruce@gbmuk.fsnet.co.uk> Date: Mon, 2 May 2005 18:11:39 +0100   Colin,   I believe the collection of mechanical organs has been dispersed.The 3/9 Compton was still in situ when last I heard a couple of years ago although =   out of use. I think I was the last to play it in 1995.   It was comfortable organ to play, very fast. Trumpet and Tuba beautifully balanced for volume but nicely contrasted in tone - same goes for the = Tibia and Diapason. The added Krummet didn't do much for it - it had been = revoiced and in my view, spoilt.   Bruce   website - http://www.gbmuk.fsnet.co.uk/index.html   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Sunday, May 01, 2005 6:59 PM Subject: Re: The Compton Cello photographs     > Hello, > > What was the fate of the Rufforth collection Bruce? > > I went a couple of times many years ago, but have > heard nothing about the collection since. > > Regards, > > Colin Mitchell UK > > > --- Bruce Miles <bruce@gbmuk.fsnet.co.uk> wrote: >> Interesting to see there is still some interest in >> the Compton Solo Cello. I >> restored the one now on the Rufforth (ex-Astoria, >> Hull) Compton some years >> ago, although this was the originally on the Leeds >> Ritz if I remember >> correctly. > > __________________________________________________ > 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: News From: "Larry McGuire" <larry@duntarvie.f2s.com> Date: Mon, 02 May 2005 19:51:02 +0100   Hello all   A little item of news for you all.   As of Friday last (29th April) I am no longer the owner of the New Palace Centre in Greenlaw.   It has been sold, lock, stock, contents and all, to the Scottish Theatre Organ Preservation Society, who, benefited from Grant Finding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, with match funding from the Scottish Borders Council's Community Support Fund, to support the monies from their own funds. This will allow the STOPS to apply for grant aid in the future should they wish to alter or extend the building (keep an eye out for news of that event) or to consolidate the restoration and preservation works on the instruments it houses now and in the future.   I will continue to be involved in the ongoing work of the Society ( I hope!!).   Larry McGuire               -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Anti-Virus. Version: 7.0.308 / Virus Database: 266.11.1 - Release Date: 02/05/2005    
(back) Subject: Re: disinfection of the console From: "James Nerstheimer" <enigma1685@yahoo.com> Date: Mon, 2 May 2005 11:58:43 -0700 (PDT)     Baby butt wipes work wonders on keyboreds, knobs, tilt-tablets, etc.   BTW, very good possibility I will wind up in St. Louis (St. Charles) area by late September. Will be available to supply as needed. Contact me off-list or by snail mail to the church address:   James Nerstheimer Organist: St. Paul Episcopal Church 900 Normal Road DeKalb, IL 60115   consumatum est   jim O):^)   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: Something Special: Colleges and Universities with Organ From: "Desiree'" <nicemusica@yahoo.com> Date: Mon, 2 May 2005 14:27:26 -0700 (PDT)   Just something short and sweet. http://www.tamiu.edu/president/ A college president, who plays the entire Organ P/F of JSB, who is = activeas an Organist/Sacred musician and who can play one of the major = Organ/Orchestra works. There needs to be more like him. The school has a new organ in progress by = Charles Kegg. Im sure he was instrumental in the selection. TDH   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com
(back) Subject: Thanks for your feedback! From: "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@adelphia.net> Date: Mon, 02 May 2005 14:30:55 -0700   Dear fellow organophiles,   Thanks to all of you who sent me feedback on my Toccata and Fugue...   Server logs tell me over 170 of you listened to the piece - only about 6 people had a strong enough opinion to drop me a note <chuckle>   If any more of you have constructive comments, I'd welcome them - it doesn't necessarily mean I'll change anything, but it _is_helpful to have feedback from my peers.   Best wishes,   -- Jonathan Orwig Evensong Music, Media and Graphics New Organ Music http://www.evensongmusic.net    
(back) Subject: Call for tune suggestions From: "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@adelphia.net> Date: Mon, 02 May 2005 14:34:57 -0700   A number of folks have encouraged me to bring out a second volume of Hymn(chorale)-based arrangements, so I want to know what you all would find useful.   - Tune needs to be in Public Domain - shouldn't duplicate any of the tunes I've set so far see: http://www.evensongmusic.net/orwigorgan.html   I'll compile a list and pick from that   Thanks,   -- Jonathan Orwig Evensong Music, Media and Graphics New Organ Music http://www.evensongmusic.net