PipeChat Digest #5370 - Thursday, May 26, 2005
Organs in Poland
  by "Johan Hermans" <j.h.o@skynet.be>
  by "Will Light" <will.light@btinternet.com>
Re: Sydney Opera House organ
  by "Johan Hermans" <j.h.o@skynet.be>
Re: 4th and 5th manuals
  by <RMB10@aol.com>
Re: 4th and 5th manuals
  by "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org>
Carillon Questions
  by "Channing Ashbaugh" <channinga@carolina.rr.com>
Re: Organs in Poland
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: 5th manuals
  by "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net>
Re: Carillon Questions
  by "N. Russotto" <ravenrockdesigns@gmail.com>
An organic spring weekend, Part 2
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
Re: 5th manuals
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@swbell.net>
Re: 5th manuals
  by "Shirley" <pnst.shirley@verizon.net>
Acts 29 copyright?
  by "Richard Hazelip" <rhazelip1@yahoo.com>
An amusing description
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
  by "Jan Nijhuis" <nijhuis.jan@gmail.com>
5th manuals
  by "Daniel Hancock" <dhancock@brpae.com>
Amarillo organ weekend
  by "Jack Martin" <jpmartin79848@yahoo.com>

(back) Subject: Organs in Poland From: "Johan Hermans" <j.h.o@skynet.be> Date: Thu, 26 May 2005 11:08:07 +0200   Colin,   you told several times about this BIG organ in Gdansk Cathedral, but isn't =   it in Oliwa ? On the other hand, the historic tracker-organ in the Mikolai church of Gdansk seems to be very interesting.   Johan Hermans, Belgium    
(back) Subject: RE: I'm OFF TO SEE THE WIZARD ......... From: "Will Light" <will.light@btinternet.com> Date: Thu, 26 May 2005 10:35:18 +0100   I didn't hear the pre-concert talk - and it sounds as if I didn't miss = much! I thought that for the uninitiated the organ description and = specification in the programme was extremely good. My friend and I were sitting in the back row of the first circle - level = 3 - (=A318 per seat) - I'm not sure about the sound there as compared with = other areas - certainly we couldn't see the top of the organ case as it was screened by the next level up... Still sounded OK to me though.   Will Light Coventry UK   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of Harry Grove Sent: 26 May 2005 06:40 To: PipeChat Subject: Re: I'm OFF TO SEE THE WIZARD .........   I thought that it was an excellent one-man show; and I was also = delighted=20 with the size of the audience. To have the Ground and First stages some two thirds full, and the upper=20 courses well occupied as well speaks volumes for the esteem in which = organ=20 playing is held in this area of the world.   What a shame that the early talk about organ music (Graeme Kay) came = over so   poorly. At it's conclusion I said to a friend who was accompanying me; "I realise that I have come here from a health club - swimming pool,=20 Jacuzzi, etc - and I might still have water in my ears, but where was = the=20 superb acoustic for which the hall is renowned ?" His reply? "Harry, on this occasion, you're not at fault." And persons in neighbouring rows voiced their agreement; "Too garbled in =   delivery," "Somewhat slurred pronunciation," and "I thought they'd left = the=20 reverb switched ON"   Happily, the acoustic chambers were adjusted for the recital; even then, = the   mic. David used for his 'little talks' was so much clearer than that = Graeme=20 used. ____________   I agree with you about David's playing.   The Bach, in particular, shone out. A pedantic critic (Morrley ?) might = have   said "An unsure start, with mistakes evident" - but then they would have =   been listening to the notes and not the music. It captured the spirit of = the   piece(s) magnificently and I have seldom heard a happier rendition of = such=20 well-known tunes.   The Messiaen was quiet moving. I have often wondered if I have = sufficient=20 years left to live in which to get to understand Messiaen. This performance proved that I have (to my relief). I'd like to hear = more of   David interpreting his works.   And I intend to get a copy of the Pastorale (Jean Roger-Ducasse) to play = at=20 Christmas. I think it will fit into our activities at that period quite=20 nicely - and give me sufficient time to get it 'up to speed'. _____________   The evening did prove to me that 'if you want to beat Schumacher, you = have=20 to start off by driving a car at least as good as the one he's sitting = in' ! I wonder what I'd sound like - given the opportunity to play that organ = ? I wonder what it costs to hire the hall and play that instrument ? If I = get=20 up enough courage to ask (don't worry, I'll be sitting down when they = tell=20 me the price) maybe I'll post you all in the UK and you can come down = and=20 share the experience (and some of the cost ?) and have a tinkle in your = turn   ?   Where were you sitting, Will ? I was up in the 'Gods', about level with = the   Great division, on the right hand side. My one big gripe about the Hall ............ I know I'm a big guy, but I = am=20 fit and I do 'work-out' still ............... but I can't fit into the = seats   at Symphony Hall ! I have the ushers bring an arm-less seat and put it into the 'disabled'=20 (flexible) seating area(s) - and they're a great bunch of guys and gals. Strange that I have to do this in Brum. I don't have the same problem in =   other halls. Glynbourne seats are some of the best in the world (and = they=20 should be .. at those prices - =A3160 a head, the opera I went to last = year=20 .... and still excellent value, too, for that quality of music).   Harry Grove [a.k.a. a musicman trying to be accommodated] _____________   ----- Original Message -----=20 From: "Will Light" <will.light@btinternet.com> To: "'PipeChat'" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Wednesday, May 25, 2005 9:58 AM Subject: RE: I'm OFF TO SEE THE WIZARD .........     Absolutely brilliant! Best recital I've been to in a very long while! David Goode's own arrangement of the 3rd Brandenburg was stunningly = good- it deserves to become a "standard" I think, and in no way was in inferior = to a "proper" Bach organ work. The Karg-Elert and the Liszt were delightful. Thalben-Ball's variations = on a theme of Paganini, which is an almost pedal-only piece, was not only a stunning example of pedaling technique but was also brilliantly = registered. The Ride of the Valkyries was as great a crowd pleaser as when Lemare = toured the country with it more than 100 years ago... I've never been very fond of Messiaen- but even this item was almost palatable! The rest of the programme was simply a delight! I felt privileged to have been there!   So, how was it for YOU?   Will Light ['SNIP]=20     ****************************************************************** "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" 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(back) Subject: Re: Sydney Opera House organ From: "Johan Hermans" <j.h.o@skynet.be> Date: Thu, 26 May 2005 11:00:11 +0200   Peter Hurford on the organ of Sydney Opera House :   Yes Colin, you're right. I've had that LP as well and if for sure = contained the pieces you mention. I finally gave the LP to one of my students and bought the CD. It's a long time ago, but I believe that the CD contains entirely the same programme as the LP. Anyway, on the CD (51 minutes of music) is also the 2nd Choral of Franck and the Widor-Toccata. The Walford Davies piece is "Solemn Melody".   Regards,   Johan Hermans Hasselt, Belgium    
(back) Subject: Re: 4th and 5th manuals From: <RMB10@aol.com> Date: Thu, 26 May 2005 07:14:30 EDT   >Cool, Monty, I didn't realize you played there. It was a recital by >Dan Miller that was the last straw to get me to learn to play (in >college). Haven't been down to hear that organ yet though. (I'm >assuming I've got the right church... the big Moller).   Yes, you're correct---the biiiiiiig Moller. I was the Organist/Associate Minister of Music and Dan Miller was the Minister of Music (not organist) = while I was on staff at Calvary. The organ is fun because of the sheer size. Irv =   Lawless did his magic on the organ to get it to sound like it does after = Dan Angerstein was taken off the project by Moller. The organ is one of those =   combinations of organ and space. Unfortunately, the current regime of = staff don't like the organ or anything "churchy" so it doesn't get used like it should = be. They've gone through a series of music directors and of "organists" and no =   one since Dan and I have been there has really used the organ like it = should be used or has known how to really get the most out of it, either. They've = had people playing who have been pianists, people who never played anything = bigger than a 2 manual organ, or organ students. They have someone now who is trained, but given the track record of the church, he won't want to stay = long because they'll make it so he'll just get frustrated. The last trained = organist they had was run off by the Minister of Music. Guests are not welcome to = see or play the organ, per the church, which is quite opposite of how the policy = used to be. It's truly sad state of affairs at Calvary these days. They're struggling finanically, their membership base (the old money) has left, = and the new members who have joined don't have the financial stability to support the church like it needs to be supported.   I'm glad I left there when I did 7 1/2 years ago. It was the best thing I =   did. I was miserable, but I did have about 2 1/2 fun years presiding over = the big Moller. However, there was too much other rubbish going on behind the =   scenes to make the job enjoyable.   Monty Bennett  
(back) Subject: Re: 4th and 5th manuals From: "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org> Date: Thu, 26 May 2005 07:46:34 -0500   Wurlitzer built 3 five manual organs which I am sure were more for theatrical emphasis rather than for use. The 5/21s where in the Marbro and Paradise Theatres on the west side of Chicago, with the theatres mere blocks apart...the competition between the Marks Bros chain (Marbro) and Balaban and Katz (Paradise) prompted the installation of two five manual instruments = in such close proximity. The other five manual (5/28) was in the Michigan Theatre in Detroit. It is located in Fred Hermes residence in Racine WI, in a big space below the house replicating a theatre. Whenever I go to a program there, I watch to see it the organist ever ventures up to that fifth manual...rarely ever happens. Of course there were two other Wurlitzer 5 manuals, the failed experiment at Dekalb by Wurlitzer to build an organ to showcase all its' pipe work and the famous Sanfilippo 5/80 Wurlitzer replication. That organ is different in the sense that the 5th manual is not just unified with the =   same ranks as the rest of the organ as in the case of the other instruments, but actually controls the antiphonal division of the organ. With theatre organs the 5th manual was mainly for show. WurliTzers most successful installations were all 4 manual instruments. Jon    
(back) Subject: Carillon Questions From: "Channing Ashbaugh" <channinga@carolina.rr.com> Date: Thu, 26 May 2005 09:13:59 -0400   Hello ,     I have some questions my questions are:   1. From the Pictures I have seen of the pictures of Arizona State Universitys Symphonic carillon this Keyboard looks like an organ console = and looks like it would be played like an organ instead of the fists and when = I look at the Guild of Carillonneurs site they say the way to play the carillon is with the fists and that the carillon has batons or levers and = is called a Clavier the Guild of carillonneurs of North America has a picture =   on their website with a person playing with his fists Isn't the Symphonic Carillon more of an organ console like what I have seen of the pictures = of the Arizona State Universitys Symphonic carillon and played more like an Organ instead of with the fists of persons hand like the picture of the carillonneur I have seen useing the fists of his hand on the Guild of carillonneurs website?   2. Was the symphonic carillon formed by being an organ and instead of everything the organ has like the Flute, Chimes, Violin , chello settings instead of it being a full organ the symphonic carillon organ looking keyboard has Flemish bells, celeste bells and harp bells?     if you know the answers please e-mail me at channing28270@yahoo.com   channing      
(back) Subject: Re: Organs in Poland From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Thu, 26 May 2005 07:01:06 -0700 (PDT)   Hello,   The Oliwa suburb (where the zoo is) is approximately 9km from the centre of old Gdansk.   The cathedral was established as a Cistercian Abbey, and the location probably spared it from the devastation of WWII, when 90% of Gdansk was totally destroyed and 40% of her population killed.   There was an even larger instrument in St.Mary's Church in the centre of Gdansk which was wiped out by bombing.   http://www.gdanskie-organy.com/organs.php?lang=3Den&loc=3Dstmary&tab=3Dgall= ery&sessionid=3Did1117135005818   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK     --- Johan Hermans <j.h.o@skynet.be> wrote: > Colin, > > you told several times about this BIG organ in > Gdansk Cathedral, but isn't > it in Oliwa ?       __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Small Business - Try our new Resources site http://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/resources/  
(back) Subject: Re: 5th manuals From: "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 26 May 2005 10:10:39 -0400   It's Keates-Geissler, I believe, of cursed memory. There was something of = a thread on this very instrument - see, if interested, the PipOrg-L = archives. It was a long time ago.   Anyway, I'm sorry to hear the performance was a bust.   Malcolm   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Randy Terry" <randy@peacham.homeip.net> To: "'PipeChat'" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2005 2:51 AM Subject: RE: 5th manuals     > I've heard a story (supposedly true, according to the source) about a > church > in Birmingham, AL, with a 5 manual Keates-Grissley (sic) organ with a = huge > console. > > The organist is a well-endowed matron who isn't very tall. Apparently, > when > she used the Antiphonal (manual 5) during a famous Gordon Young > composition, > a part of her endowment bumped the Choir (manual 1) and gave everyone a > laugh, except, of course, the organist. > > +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ > Randy Terry > Music Minister > The Episcopal Church of St. Peter > Redwood City, California > > >      
(back) Subject: Re: Carillon Questions From: "N. Russotto" <ravenrockdesigns@gmail.com> Date: Thu, 26 May 2005 10:20:02 -0400   hmm. Haven't we been through ths all before?   Anyways. . .=20   Yes, the symphonic carillon is played "like an organ" and any other keyboarded instrument. The symphonic carillon is NOT a carillon, attached to bells, etc. It plays by striking little rods that look a bit like pieces of coathangers. It has more voices becuase they are all electronic, and don't neeed anything physical to produce them I' pretty sure that you cannot alter the voice of a regular carillon. And you most CERTAINLY cannot play the Cello on a carillon.   nfr   --=20 Nicholas F. Russotto Somers, Connecticut Organist, Holy Cross PNCC Enfield, Connecticut Moderator/Owner: Monarch of Music=20 http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/monarch_of_music/  
(back) Subject: An organic spring weekend, Part 2 From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Tue, 24 May 2005 18:36:04 -0500   An organic spring weekend Part 2   I awakened Saturday morning at 6:00, threw stuff into the overnight, and headed out. However, I was slow getting out of town, and the traffic on the mostly two-lane road from DFS to Montgomery had swelled with traffic. By the time I made it to Montgomery, my left sinus had stopped up. But it soon cleared up, or so I thought.   I made it to just outside Atlanta before having to stop for gas. It was then that I remembered my nightgown and robe hanging in the closet. So I had to go shopping for an alternate.   I made it to Larry's at roughly 5:00 p.m. Saturday. He lives in an older, very pretty, quiet and lush neighborhood only about fifteen minutes from downtown, just up the road from where the movie "Driving Miss Daisy" was filmed. And in fact, he had planned dinner for me with a neighbor he referred to as "Miss Daisy" and the house manager of the Fox Theatre.   The home was a handsome cottage, nothing ostentatious on the outside. But when I walked inside, I was impressed. The interior was tres chic. His living room boasted a nine foot Baldwin that had been blessed by the Pope during a visit to California, and a Roland 2-manual keyboard ("Atelier"?) with some neat sampled sounds. The dining area featured a Chihuly painting and chandelier.   The other guests arrived, and he served a wonderful meal. We talked and nibbled on appetizers with champagne, and then enjoyed a Chinese chicken salad, a tilapia broiled and stuffed with crab and shrimp, and a chocolate ice cream dessert swimming in luscious raspberry sauce, all served in the most attractive manner. I'm sure there were other courses in there, but there were lots of wine and plenty of scintillating conversation until quite late. The only thing that spoiled it was that I started sneezing during dinner.   After dinner, I knew I was developing a sinus infection, the first one I had suffered in several years. However, just that morning while packing I had felt great and emptied my little carryall of all meds except for a few Claritin and an Alka-Seltzer. I ended up that night taking both.   The next morning I felt better. While drinking morning coffee I listened to some of Larry's collection of Ted Alan Worth at the organ. Then we headed to First Presbyterian Church for the principal service. This was a nice old downtown church, with beautiful Tiffany windows flanking each side. I particularly liked the blue ceiling with gold stars over the choir loft. The organ, a 1992 Zimmer rebuild of something else, was playable by two consoles, one in the front gallery choir loft above the pulpit, and another in the rear gallery. The church's website stated that the instrument is 105 ranks, and that the rear console plays the gallery divisions. A chapel housed a 2-manual 4-rank Moller (which we did not hear).   When the prelude music began, I was less than ecstatic. The service began with a handbell choir, definitely not my favorite thing. Then it moved directly to my other not favorite thing, a brass ensemble. I suddenly longed for St. Philip's and Bruce Neswick up the street. However, any church service can be an educational experience. This was Larry's home church, and he knew I was looking for a rear gallery organ in Atlanta as a venue for a scene in my novel. This one did not match my mental vision, although an organist playing the back console would be a fine target for a shooter.   Inasmuch as the Presbyterians were celebrating Mother's Day and not the Sunday after the Ascension, I missed my Ascension hymns. The prelude to the first hymn had nothing to do with the hymn tune, and the choir and congregation, and indeed the organ, could not be heard over the brass. I did not actually get to hear the organ until the hymn prior to the sermon, 'Fairest Lord Jesus'. The congregation did not sing. The last hymn - 'O God our Help in Ages Past' - gave us no clue as to when to sing and not to sing, but the congregation had apparently given up on singing long ago, so it was OK. The postlude was by organ and brass, an 'Alleluia' by J.S. Bach - nicely done and better balanced than the rest of the service. The Presbyterians did give a form of an altar call, which pleased me, and all the people seemed friendly and outgoing.   From there we drove to the Georgian Terrace to have a Mother's Day brunch from hell at the Savoy Grill. We sat on the terrace across from the Fox Theatre and enjoyed the sunshine and breeze while sipping mimosas and eating wonderful fare. There was the usual breakfast stuff, with cream cheese crepes, sausage and bacon, French toast, hash browns, and all that. The chef made the omelets in front of us, and I ordered a well-done 'kitchen sink' omelet. There were prime rib and fish and chicken and veggies, oh my. And the last table hosted a myriad of sinful desserts.   After coffee we walked across to the Fox for Larry to check his mail. I always experience a thrill seeing the inside of the Fox, which seems so unassuming from the outside, and so huge once you are within. Then we wended our way out of town to Clayton State College and Spivey Hall to hear Alan Morrison.   It was a lovely spring day, and the traffic was moderate. We made it on time (I did not want to repeat my hour-late appearance at Felix Hell's recital there). We had seats about five rows from Alan at the console, and the organ was situated right in front of us so that we could see everything. One could not have asked for better service from the Spivey Hall staff in securing tickets - they have always provided fabulous advice and great seating.   Mr. Morrison's program:   Suite for Organ, op. 70 (3 movements: Prelude, Prayer, Toccata) - Paul Creston Cantilene - Daniel Crozier Mountain Music (3 movements: At Evening, Quick Dance, Pilgrimage) - Harold Stover Carillon - Leo Sowerby In Mystery and Wonder (The Casavant Diptych) - Dan Locklair   Intermission   Passacaglia on a Theme by Dunstable - John Weaver Fantasy - Eric Sessler Resurrection - Larry King Tintinnabulation - William E. Krape   I had met Morrison before at Rollins College, and was impressed with his playing and his demeanor then. So I looked forward to his program in this room. Well, you know I looked at this program and my heart just sank. All twentieth century music - how could one avoid freight train music in such company?   Isn't that a cruel way to end this serial?   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com          
(back) Subject: Re: 5th manuals From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@swbell.net> Date: Thu, 26 May 2005 10:22:42 -0500   The celebrated organ architect Senator Emerson Richards was somewhat well-endowed in the stomach department, and it is recorded that once while demonstrating the Atlantic City organ to G. Donald Harrison and Joseph Whiteford he several times hit the Choir manual with his belly while reaching up to the higher manuals. Needless to say Harrison and Whiteford had great difficulty in keeping their composure.   When I was working in Pennsylvania we had an organist who managed to break off a couple of drawknobs with her more than ample bosom while sitting = down at the console. One of the more unusual service calls we had.   John Speller   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2005 9:10 AM Subject: Re: 5th manuals     > It's Keates-Geissler, I believe, of cursed memory. There was something = of a > thread on this very instrument - see, if interested, the PipOrg-L archives. > It was a long time ago. > > Anyway, I'm sorry to hear the performance was a bust. > > Malcolm > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Randy Terry" <randy@peacham.homeip.net> > To: "'PipeChat'" <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2005 2:51 AM > Subject: RE: 5th manuals > > > > I've heard a story (supposedly true, according to the source) about a > > church > > in Birmingham, AL, with a 5 manual Keates-Grissley (sic) organ with a huge > > console. > > > > The organist is a well-endowed matron who isn't very tall. = Apparently, > > when > > she used the Antiphonal (manual 5) during a famous Gordon Young > > composition, > > a part of her endowment bumped the Choir (manual 1) and gave everyone = a > > laugh, except, of course, the organist.      
(back) Subject: Re: 5th manuals From: "Shirley" <pnst.shirley@verizon.net> Date: Thu, 26 May 2005 11:40:46 -0400       On 26 May 2005 at 10:22, John L. Speller expounded: > > When I was working in Pennsylvania we had an organist who managed to > break off a couple of drawknobs with her more than ample bosom while > sitting down at the console. One of the more unusual service calls we > had.   I was turning pages once for someone who was playing the Poulenc. It was = a drawknob console. I was told to be careful of my "biology" when I reached = over to turn pages so that I didn't change the registration.   Ahem.   --Shirley    
(back) Subject: Acts 29 copyright? From: "Richard Hazelip" <rhazelip1@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 26 May 2005 09:41:52 -0700 (PDT)   FWIW I have written the people at Prairie Home Companion to see if they = have any information on the state of Acts 29 copyright. I will report = back as soon as I hear from them. Richard   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com
(back) Subject: An amusing description From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Thu, 26 May 2005 10:04:49 -0700 (PDT)   Hello,   I heard a wonderful description of an organist recently, which had me chuckling away.   "He has an unusual style of hymn accompaniment, but at least the congregation stay with him.....out of curiosity!"   :)   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK         __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: Re: POLAND 3 (VERY LONG) From: "Jan Nijhuis" <nijhuis.jan@gmail.com> Date: Thu, 26 May 2005 10:19:13 -0700   Ditto ... I'd love to do this piece.   On 5/25/05, SWF12262@aol.com <SWF12262@aol.com> wrote: > =20 > =20 > Dear Colin,=20 > =20 > Thank you for a most interesting tour! I had no idea Poland had so much = to > offer in the way of organs. I took your advice and did:=20 > =20 > Listen to the following, by the Polish composer > Podbielski:- > =20 > =20 > =20 > Can you tell me how to obtain a copy of this delightful composition? It > sounds fairly accessible, and I KNOW my pastor would appreciate a piece l= ike > this for a postlude. We are a very multicultural parish, but I can't hel= p > feeling I shortchange the Poles -- I just don't have much of their > repertoire. We do bring in soloists from the Lira Singers (Chicago's > premier Polish choir), but an organ piece like this would be well receive= d.=20 > =20 > Thank you for your exhaustive research!=20 > Steve=20 > =20 > Steven Weyand Folkers=20 > Director of Music=20 > St. Lambert RC Church=20 > Skokie, IL USA=20     --=20 Jan Nijhuis nijhuis.jan@gmail.com  
(back) Subject: 5th manuals From: "Daniel Hancock" <dhancock@brpae.com> Date: Thu, 26 May 2005 12:23:30 -0500   >I'm all for 5 manual trackers, where only the bottom >three work.   >I find that with 5-manuals, it's possible to really >spread open the Sunday Newspaper during the sermon, >and get on with the crossword.   AHA! So that's how it ought to be done!   I find that since I'm an organist who also happens to work full time in an architecture firm, sometimes the best opportunities I have to catch up reading all those organ and architecture journals is during the sermon, especially if it's the third mass that day with the same presider!   Usually, I just have to be careful and make sure the stops are cancelled on the 2-manual Casavant, and then scurry to get the magazine out of the way when it's time to work again...   Daniel Hancock Springfield, Missouri  
(back) Subject: Amarillo organ weekend From: "Jack Martin" <jpmartin79848@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 26 May 2005 10:28:59 -0700 (PDT)   St. Andrew's Episcopal Church of Amarillo, Texas, will be dedicating the rebuilt four manual Aeolian-Skinner op. 1024 June 3-5, 2005.   The former University of Texas at Austin recital hall instrument was the largest organ in Texas when it was built after World War II.   June 3   8:00 p.m. concert with Thomas Murray and Amarillo Symphony performing concerti of Poulenc and Handel. Ticket office 806-376-8782 - $25.00   June 4   Noon luncheon at the church with q&a with Margaret Lacy, Michael Barone, and Jack Bethards followed by an organ demo - $7.50   Outdoor musical "Texas Legacies" in stunning Palo Duro Canyon - $15.45 - BBQ dinner as available for $8.50   June 5   3:00 p.m. recital with Thomas Murray - free but tickets are required - church office 806-376-6316     __________________________________ Yahoo! Mail Mobile Take Yahoo! Mail with you! Check email on your mobile phone. http://mobile.yahoo.com/learn/mail