DIYAPASON-L Digest #131 - Monday, July 31, 2000
 
RE: [Residence Organs]  Aeolian Opus 1280 progress
  by "Louis Huivenaar" <louis.huivenaar@wxs.nl>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Aeolian Opus 1280 progress
  by "Mac Hayes" <mach37@ptw.com>
 

(back) Subject: RE: [Residence Organs] Aeolian Opus 1280 progress From: "Louis Huivenaar" <louis.huivenaar@wxs.nl> Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2000 23:36:14 +0200   It is cool to hear that the instrument is coming back. Ofcourse, with midi ,but nice to hear. The organs from that period need to be safed. I have to restore completely (waterdamaged, #2088 from 1923) Estey residence player organ and have to bring it back in the original way it = was build. The instrument was build in 1922-23 and one year later damaged by a flood. Never the instrument is being rebuild again. (I can tell you, it is a loth of work but to bring it in the original way, that's a major thing. I always have to do these sort kind of instruments for my customers.   greetings   Louis Huivenaar Netherlands Harmonium and Reedorgan restorer Appraiser under Oath for Harmoniums and Reedorgans in Europe +31 75 684 4858 ( Tel/Fax Factory) +31 75 684 6552 ( Privat) +31 653 117 697 ( Mobil) Website: www.harmoniums.com   -----Oorspronkelijk bericht----- Van: DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org [mailto:DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org]Namens = Robert W. Taylor Verzonden: maandag 31 juli 2000 4:28 Aan: DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org Onderwerp: [Residence Organs] Aeolian Opus 1280 progress   The Aeolian plays again!   Phase one of my project has come to fruition. With the pipes still in their trays, the restored player console has started making music again through the modern magic of MIDI.        
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Aeolian Opus 1280 progress From: "Mac Hayes" <mach37@ptw.com> Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2000 15:16:23 -0700   Louis Huivenaar wrote: > > It is cool to hear that the instrument is coming back. > Ofcourse, with midi ,but nice to hear. > The organs from that period need to be safed. > I have to restore completely (waterdamaged, #2088 from 1923)...       I presume this instrument is in The Netherlands. I have long wondered how old organs in that region have managed to resist the dangers of flooding and water penetrating the roofs and towers of ancient church buildings. Has location of European organs in galleries been inspired by the need to keep them above "sea level"? Also, water damage has been such a problem from leaking roofs in the US; has the traditional construction of European churches somehow solved this problem, or do we just not hear about it so much over here in The New World?   Mac Hayes