DIYAPASON-L Digest #443 - Wednesday, November 21, 2001
 
Re: [Residence Organs]  Cresendo indicator
  by "Henry Paff" <paffh@yahoo.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Cresendo indicator
  by "F. Richard Burt" <effarbee@home.com>
TELCO cable
  by "Dave McClellan" <deep_tremolo@hotmail.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Cresendo indicator From: "Henry Paff" <paffh@yahoo.com> Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2001 22:03:11 -0800 (PST)   In 1982 I had the great good fortune to meet Madame Durufle at her church, St. Etienne du Mont, in Paris. She invited me to sit with her at the console of the large 4 manual organ for the improvised postlude. It was one of those peak experiences in life being with her while she created her incredible improvisation.   What struck me was her use of the crescendo pedal and the crescendo indicator on the organ. Numbered lights lit up from 1 through 14 as she depressed the crescendo pedal.   She did not use this pedal sparingly; she used it very liberally to control the voices of the organ for the improvisation. The registrations evoked were very French and reminded me a lot of the terraced dynamics allowed through the ventil system and couplers of a Cavaille-Coll organ.   So from that experience I learned that the crescendo pedal can be setup and used in extremely effective ways.   Lou Paff   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Yahoo! GeoCities - quick and easy web site hosting, just $8.95/month. http://geocities.yahoo.com/ps/info1  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Cresendo indicator From: "F. Richard Burt" <effarbee@home.com> Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2001 05:05:06 -0600   Henry Paff wrote: > > In 1982 I had the great good fortune to meet Madame > Durufle at her church... * * * > So from that experience I learned that the crescendo > pedal can be setup and used in extremely effective > ways. Some of the modern digital control systems have provisions for programming the crescendo. We usually set up the crescendo to provide a normal buildup of the organ's dynamics, but if you know what you are doing, you may certainly program the crescendo to achieve the specific set of dynamics you wish for your particular playing situations. Our Musicom Complete Organ Control System provides 29 audible steps from silence to maximum. Since it is programmable, you may have as many stops in the buildup as you wish in the order you wish. You may have a single light to show that some crescendo has been engaged, progressive lights, or numerals on a liquid crystal display (LCD). F. Richard Burt effarbee@home.com ..  
(back) Subject: TELCO cable From: "Dave McClellan" <deep_tremolo@hotmail.com> Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2001 07:58:59 -0500   I have made this offer before on this list. I was around when our office building was rewired with CAT5 (hubs to junction panel). So I have a virtually unlimited supply of CAT3 25-pair cable with a male connector on one end. They are all in the 15-22 foot length range. They are free for the asking, BUT, very heavy to ship in any quantity. It might be cheaper = to buy locally! I used them to rewire my residence instrument (see www.mcclellans.com/pipeorgan.htm for some photos on how they were used). = I did have a few cables with female connectors and used these where I could. = But one can buy adaptors to connect male to male or female to female from companies such as Graybar and other Telco suppliers. Let me know if = anyone needs a few cables.   Dave McClellan Atlanta, Georgia       _________________________________________________________________ Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at http://explorer.msn.com/intl.asp