[78-L] ARSC

David Lennick dlennick at sympatico.ca
Mon May 9 09:57:47 PDT 2011

What happens in Vegas etc. etc.  I might suggest renting "Lost in America" the 
second you get there, to make sure you can afford to continue on to LA.

If the organist had been Richard Elsasser (and it couldn't have been, but don't 
spoil my setup) you could have asked him to Open Widor, Richard.


On 5/9/2011 12:52 PM, DAVID BURNHAM wrote:
> It looks like Los Angeles is closer to Toronto than I thought.  I could have
> left a few days later.
> Yesterday I took a side trip to Salt Lake City to visit the Mormon Tabernacle.
>   Unfortunately, I got there just after an Organ recital started and they have
> strict rules that after it starts the doors are locked and nobody is admitted -
> what a let-down.  However, after the recital, I went in as everyone was leaving
> and cried on the shoulder of the organist because I couldn't hear his recital
> properly, (I had to sit in a "baby room" and listen to it in mono on a 6 inch
> speaker).  He dried my tears, gave me a tour of the organ and then I got a
> personal command performance of the Widor Toccata.  All was well in the end.
> They say the first recordings were done there in 1911, I can't imagine how they
> would get a decent acoustic recording in a room that vast.  They have a hard
> enough time trying to record it with modern equipment - surprisingly, the
> Columbia recordings from the late 50s sound much better than Telarc recordings
> from more recent times, (e.g. the Christmas one).  The earliest recording I have
> is "Worthy is the Lamb" from 1927 and it doesn't sound too shabby either.
> I'm stretching my trip out so that I arrive in L.A. on Tuesday, so I probably
> won't go much further than Las Vegas today.
> db
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