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Volume 15 Issue 9 - June 2010

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GlionnaMansellCorporationPublisher's PerchTwin Primes, andan Integral HouseDavid perlmanOpus IIIThe Elite program is the embodiment of wellarticulatedmusical ideals. A cohesive tonal conceptis at the heart of every Elite organ. Like the individualinstruments of a fine orchestra, every stop of an Elitespecification possesses distinctive character that contributesto the formation of well-knit ensembles.OPUS III was designed to meet the musical needs of thevery active and varied music program. Of first importance,the instrument was to support congregational singing andchoir accompaniment. With its firm foundational tone withdistinct articulation and upper work, the sound that motivatesconfident singing is clearly heard in the melody. Thestops of the OPUS III were chosen for their specific qualitiesdistinct on their own as well as their ability to developcohesive division ensembles.Opus III speaks with a thirty-eight channel audio systemthat assures effortless sound with superior clarity andpresence. It will also accept audio input sources such aselectronic praise band instruments. Opus III has beendesigned to support the worship experience enablingmusicians to convey their inspiration in traditional andcontemporary ways and serve as a concert instrumenthaving a specification that allows the presentation of awide range of organ literature.To learn more about the Elite program or any of the otherfine digital organs from Allen Organ Company, contactGordon Mansell, President and Artistic Director.Glionna Mansell Corporation represents excellencein organ building.www.glionnamansell.com416-769-5224toll free: 1-877-769-5224Leasing available through First Maestra Leasing Inc.TMRight now I’m sitting thinking of giving James Stewart, themind behind Integral House, a call.“Hello James,” I’ll say, “I’ve got a question about twinprimes*, here, and I’m a bit out of my depth.”“Might I ask which two?” he’ll maybe say, and I will reply,“Well, 149 and 151, actually. But they could be any two. I just needto know what to call them in relation to each other – senior/junior;elder/younger; good/evil; or what? And I want to know if there’sa name for a number, 150 in this case, that’s sandwiched betweentwin primes.”I would obviously have to explain that my sudden interest inmath is because this issue of the magazine (June 2010) is number149, and the first issue of the new season will be number 151. Andthat sometime in between, The WholeNote will actually turn fifteen.(That’s ten issues a year. Count ‘em.)But I don’t think I will call Dr. James Drewry Stewart today.All I’m doing today is trying to come up with a cute angle for thisone story that is still delaying the departure of issue number 149 forthe printer. I will save my phonecall for a much more interestingstory waiting to be written, about the man behind Integral House,which is rapidly becoming one of the more interesting power pointson the Southern Ontario’s musical landscape.I was at Integral House a couple of years back, for a house concertlaunching that summer’s Toronto Summer Music Academy andFestival. But Vanessa Goymour, Manager of Jeunesses Musicales(Ontario), whose organization shares our enclave on the 5th floor of720 Bathurst Street, was there just last week, for an event in supportof Moshe Hammer’s “The Hammer Band” launched in 2006.“From violence to violins” is The Hammer Band motto, and theyexist to do just that, providing instruments and instruction to youthwho might not have access to either.“First thing to get straight when you do talk to James Stewart”Vanessa advised, “is it’s INtegral House, not InTEGral House.I made that mistake. It’s mathematical, I guess. But there’s a greatmusical story there, too.”Indeed. But, as I said, it’s a story for another day. Right now thestory is twins. Issue 149, the elder twin, looks much like its oldersiblings – after fourteen years and ten months of doing this, we’vegot some things figured out!But I have a sneaking suspicion that by September, when 151,the younger twin, issues forth, more than a few things are going tobe a bit different around here! (After all, we’ll have turned fifteen inthe meanwhile, and we all know how different from fourteen fifteencan be.)I won’t jinx things, though, by predicting. Don’t have time, anyway.Getting this magazine (twins and all) to bed is my primeimperative.David Perlman,*Twin primes: A twin prime is a prime number that differs from another prime numberby two. Some examples of twin prime pairs are (3, 5), (5, 7), (11, 13), (17, 19), (29,31), (41, 43), and, skipping a few, (149,151). —Wikipedia62 thewholenote.comJune 1 - July 7, 2010

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