DIYAPASON-L Digest #340 - Thursday, June 14, 2001
 
Re: [Residence Organs]  Those %^**@#$ critters!
  by <mts@intergrafix.net>
Saville available
  by <KriderSM@aol.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Saville available
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Saville available
  by "Jon Calvo" <jcalvo@mail.state.tn.us>
RE: [Residence Organs]  Elm Court CD
  by "L.Huivenaar" <louis.huivenaar@wxs.nl>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Saville available
  by "Jon Calvo" <jcalvo@mail.state.tn.us>
Pipe organ on eBay
  by "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org>
RE: [Residence Organs]  Elm Court CD
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Saville available
  by "F. Richard Burt" <effarbee@home.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Those %^**@#$ critters! From: <mts@intergrafix.net> Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 05:12:56 GMT   > Would you believe I've vacuumed 13 bags of > squirrel "midden" out of it?!     Yup, sounds common. Here's a few good ones:   1. I was called to a large Roman Catholic Church with a deteriorating pipe organ out of service for about 30 years. They complained it was "making noise." The low FFF# pedal bourdon had a beehive in there like you wouldn't believe.   2. An organist with a residence organ called me in to repair some "pet damage." He said to come fast. After pulling his Tabby cat out from between the Gambas and Dulcianas, all was well.   3. In the bell tower of a large Episcopal Church was the echo division which spoke into the very rear right corner of the sanctuary through a grille. 7 out of 32 of the stopped wood Contre- Bourdon 16's had bird nests at the tops.   4. Mice love open pedal pipes. I've seen it numerous times.   5. In an olde ampetheatre organ, a group of rabbits made camp under the great reservoir.   There are many more, but pipes are a great source for critter highrises. It's happed more frequently then I like to remember. Good luck with the upper lip refinishing, you were lucky to be able to salvage the rest of that pipe. Many times I had to remake those notes from being beyond repair.   Cheers... Chris Malocheski Malocheski Theater Systems   (Current big project: refinishing salvaged Jardine pipes: they sound very early American.)      
(back) Subject: Saville available From: <KriderSM@aol.com> Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 08:43:55 EDT     --part1_a8.16ca96ec.285a0b8b_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Folks, here's a switch. A local church has purchased a pipe organ to replace a Saville Sovereign model electronic! The deal is this, the church wants to "get rid of" the electronic = instrument. I understand it is pretty good shape. Would anyone be willing to acquire = this instrument to help a pipe organ be returned to church?   Please respond privately for details.   Stan         --part1_a8.16ca96ec.285a0b8b_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3>Folks, here's a switch. <BR>A local church has purchased a pipe organ to replace a Saville = Sovereign <BR>model electronic! <BR>The deal is this, the church wants to "get rid of" the electronic = instrument. <BR>I understand it is pretty good shape. Would anyone be willing to = acquire this <BR>instrument to help a pipe organ be returned to church? <BR> <BR>Please respond privately for details. <BR> <BR>Stan <BR> <BR> <BR></FONT></HTML>   --part1_a8.16ca96ec.285a0b8b_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Saville available From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 10:52:21 -0500   Hooray for the church dumping the Saville for pipes! I played a wedding on = a Saville and thought the thing was going to fall apart. It also had a not-too-pleasent sound.   Rick    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Saville available From: "Jon Calvo" <jcalvo@mail.state.tn.us> Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 09:48:38 -0500   --=3D_257F3BA2.B6D74B94 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3DUS-ASCII Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   ** For Your Eyes Only ** ** High Priority **   Stan=3D20 where is the Saville located , how many manuals etc. I may know of someone = =3D that might be interested in it=3D20 john   >>> KriderSM@aol.com 06/14/01 07:43AM >>> Folks, here's a switch.=3D20 A local church has purchased a pipe organ to replace a Saville = Sovereign=3D20=3D   model electronic!=3D20 The deal is this, the church wants to "get rid of" the electronic =3D instrument.=3D20 I understand it is pretty good shape. Would anyone be willing to acquire = =3D this=3D20 instrument to help a pipe organ be returned to church?=3D20   Please respond privately for details.=3D20   Stan=3D20   --=3D_257F3BA2.B6D74B94 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3DISO-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Description: HTML   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD W3 HTML//EN"> <HTML> <HEAD>   <META content=3D3D"text/html; charset=3D3Diso-8859-1" = http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type=3D > <META content=3D3D'"MSHTML 4.72.3612.1706"' name=3D3DGENERATOR> </HEAD> <BODY style=3D3D"FONT: 8pt MS Sans Serif; MARGIN-LEFT: 2px; MARGIN-TOP: = =3D 2px"> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D1>Stan </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D1>where is the Saville located , how many manuals etc. = I =3D may=3D20 know of someone that might be interested in it </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D1>john</FONT><BR><BR>&gt;&gt;&gt; <A=3D20 href=3D3D"mailto:KriderSM@aol.com">KriderSM@aol.com</A> 06/14/01 = 07:43AM=3D20 &gt;&gt;&gt;<BR><FONT face=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT size=3D3D3>Folks, = here's =3D a switch.=3D20 <BR>A local church has purchased a pipe organ to replace a Saville =3D Sovereign=3D20 <BR>model electronic! <BR>The deal is this, the church wants to &quot;get = =3D rid=3D20 of&quot; the electronic instrument. <BR>I understand it is pretty good =3D shape.=3D20 Would anyone be willing to acquire this <BR>instrument to help a pipe =3D organ be=3D20 returned to church? <BR><BR>Please respond privately for details. =3D <BR><BR>Stan=3D20 <BR><BR><BR></FONT></FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>   --=3D_257F3BA2.B6D74B94--  
(back) Subject: RE: [Residence Organs] Elm Court CD From: "L.Huivenaar" <louis.huivenaar@wxs.nl> Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 20:51:36 +0200   Where can I order for this CD? I live in the Netherlands, restoring a Estey Residence Player Pipe Organ = # 2088 from 1923 for a customer in Belgium. So far we know there are only 2 Estey Residence Player Pipe Organs in = whole Europe. England and Belgium. This one wil become in a excellent condition. For those who don't know, but this instrument was dismantled in 1925. For 75 years never been build up again. Quite a loth destroyed by a waterflood in 1925 and wrong storages. Those = who are interested in some crazy photo's the way it was damaged and build up now, ask for it. The Console inside is now ready.   A greeting from Holland, the Organ area, abd the so called wooden shoe = area , hahahahahha LOL   Louis Huivenaar Netherlands Organbuilder and restorer 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.harmonium.com   -----Oorspronkelijk bericht----- Van: DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org [mailto:DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org]Namens = Brian Graham Verzonden: woensdag 13 juni 2001 20:57 Aan: DIYapason-L Onderwerp: [Residence Organs] Elm Court CD   For those of you who are enthusiasts of the "Residence Organ" in the traditional sense of the word, I pleased to heartily endorse the new CD from JAV of the Elm Court Skinner residence organ.   If you haven't ordered it yet, you should!   It's a bit pricey, but good quality recordings of roll playing residence organs are few and far between, plus it's a "double album"!   (Oh, by the way, I'm not affiliated in any way with JAV or Joe Vitacco) ;)   -Brian   DIYAPASON-L: a Discussion list for owners and builders of their own Residence Pipe Organs. HOMEPAGE : http://www.diyapason.pipechat.org List: mailto:DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org Administration: mailto:owner-DIYAPASON@pipechat.org    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Saville available From: "Jon Calvo" <jcalvo@mail.state.tn.us> Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 15:06:23 -0500   --=3D_356F2A56.8AEB761B Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3DUS-ASCII Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   ** For Your Eyes Only ** ** High Priority **   I can remember I had applied for an organist position here in Nashville , = =3D and they had a Saville 3 manual this church was a nice size church had a = =3D great place for a nice size pipe organ , need less to say this saville =3D really sounded offer but looked great , here is the kicker this church was = =3D trying to get rid of this organ could not even get any one interested in = =3D it , now I can see why , I had done some checking and apparently Saville = =3D installed there organs with out the idea of anyone taking them out they = =3D did not use color coded wire , the mountain of speakers that was with this = =3D organ was more than the church would ever use in a life time ,=3D20 Saville approach to building an organ was the right one but the quality = =3D was poor , I think that this church had purchased a Rodgers / pipe =3D combo.=3D20 again very nice pipe console but a very poor quality organ at least this = =3D church also got pipes ! >>> dutchorgan@svs.net 06/14/01 10:52AM >>>=3D20 Hooray for the church dumping the Saville for pipes! I played a wedding on = =3D a=3D20 Saville and thought the thing was going to fall apart. It also had a=3D20 not-too-pleasent sound.=3D20   Rick=3D20     DIYAPASON-L: a Discussion list for owners and builders of their own=3D20 Residence Pipe Organs.=3D20 HOMEPAGE : http://www.diyapason.pipechat.org=3D20 List: mailto:DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org=3D20 Administration: mailto:owner-DIYAPASON@pipechat.org=3D20   --=3D_356F2A56.8AEB761B Content-Type: text/html; charset=3DISO-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Description: HTML   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD W3 HTML//EN"> <HTML> <HEAD>   <META content=3D3D"text/html; charset=3D3Diso-8859-1" = http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type=3D > <META content=3D3D'"MSHTML 4.72.3612.1706"' name=3D3DGENERATOR> </HEAD> <BODY style=3D3D"FONT: 8pt MS Sans Serif; MARGIN-LEFT: 2px; MARGIN-TOP: = =3D 2px"> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D1>I can remember I had applied for an organist = position =3D here in=3D20 Nashville , and they had a Saville 3 manual this church was a nice size = =3D church=3D20 had a great place for a nice size pipe organ , need less to say this =3D saville=3D20 really sounded offer but looked great , here is the kicker this church =3D was=3D20 trying to get rid of this organ could not even get any one interested in = =3D it ,=3D20 now I can see why , I had done some checking and apparently Saville =3D installed=3D20 there organs with out the idea of anyone taking them out they did not use = =3D color=3D20 coded wire , the mountain of speakers that was with this organ was more = =3D than the=3D20 church would ever use in a life time ,&nbsp;</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D1>Saville approach to building an organ was the right = =3D one but=3D20 the quality was poor , I think that this church had purchased a Rodgers / = =3D pipe=3D20 combo. </FONT><BR>again very nice pipe console but a very poor quality =3D organ at=3D20 least this church also got pipes !<BR>&gt;&gt;&gt; <A=3D20 href=3D3D"mailto:dutchorgan@svs.net">dutchorgan@svs.net</A> 06/14/01 =3D 10:52AM=3D20 &gt;&gt;&gt; <BR>Hooray for the church dumping the Saville for pipes! I = =3D played a=3D20 wedding on a <BR>Saville and thought the thing was going to fall apart. It = =3D also=3D20 had a <BR>not-too-pleasent sound. <BR><BR>Rick <BR><BR><BR>DIYAPASON-L: = =3D a=3D20 Discussion list for owners and builders of their own <BR>Residence Pipe = =3D Organs.=3D20 <BR>HOMEPAGE : <U><A=3D20 href=3D3D"http://www.diyapason.pipechat.org/">http://www.diyapason.pipechat= .o=3D rg</A></U>=3D20 <BR>List: <U><A=3D20 href=3D3D"mailto:DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org">mailto:DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org<= /A=3D ></U>=3D20 <BR>Administration: <U><A=3D20 href=3D3D"mailto:owner-DIYAPASON@pipechat.org">mailto:owner-DIYAPASON@pipec= ha=3D t.org</A></U>=3D20 <BR><BR></DIV></BODY></HTML>   --=3D_356F2A56.8AEB761B--  
(back) Subject: Pipe organ on eBay From: "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org> Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 19:27:05 -0400   Hi all, I have no idea about it, as I just saw it on ebay, but I thought someone = here might be interested. If it's really complete, I hope that it finds a = happy home.   http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3D1438749266   Cheers, TommyLee    
(back) Subject: RE: [Residence Organs] Elm Court CD From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 18:45:33 -0500   At 8:51 PM +0200 6/14/01, L.Huivenaar wrote: >Where can I order for this CD?   The CD can be ordered from the OHS on-line catalogue - http://www.ohscatalog.org/ - it is down the page in the left column maybe about 5 from the top.   It is a remarkable CD especially considering some of the players besides Ken Cowan. Part of the CD set was recorded by "live" playing by Ken and the rest was recorded from rolls in the collection at Elm Court. According to Ken, there is a roll library that is not to be believed and many more of them were recorded so hopefully there might be another CD one of these days of more of the historic recordings.   While we are on the subject of Residence Organ the OHS Convention, which begins a week from tonight - will be visiting several residence organs this year. One is the newly installed EM Skinner at Biltmore House and another is the 4 manual Aeolian at Reynolda House in Winston-Salem. There is also at least one lecture that relates to residence organs and music on rolls.   Now to get ready to go hear Ken Cowan play live again tonight right here in Little Rock at Christ Church. Just got back from tuning for the concert so it is time to shower and eat!   Cheers!!   David  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Saville available From: "F. Richard Burt" <effarbee@home.com> Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 20:47:29 -0500   Rick wrote: > I can remember I had applied for an organist position here > in Nashville, and they had a Saville 3 manual.....   * * * > I had done some checking and apparently Saville installed > there organs with out the idea of anyone taking them out > they did not use color coded wire That is true, especially in the keying system. However, they provided spares in case insulation broke down and it was not at all difficult to trace a faulty wire and replace it with one provided. > the mountain of speakers that was with this organ was more > than the church would ever use in a life time , Saville > approach to building an organ was the right one but the > quality was poor , I think that this church had purchased > a Rodgers / pipe combo. There were two quality angles involved: 1. Quality of manufacturing 2. Quality of installation. Most of the organ with which I was familiar were installed by factory people. These organs usually sounded very good. Then, they developed a dealer network, which was their demise. The dealers, business merchants that they normally were, did not have a clue how to make them sound as an organ should. Since I still take care of some of these organs, I can tell you that, compared with what we have available today, they fall flat. In the 1960s and early 1970s, they were "state of the art." TO THE POINT - - - Is this organ still available? I may have a use for it. Appreciatively, F. Richard Burt effarbee@home.com