DIYAPASON-L Digest #389 - Monday, September 17, 2001
 
Re: [Residence Organs]  Washington Cathedral music
  by "Eric Sagmuller" <ess4@psu.edu>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Washington Cathedral music
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Washington Cathedral music
  by "Eric Sagmuller" <ess4@psu.edu>
Fw: Toronto Theatre Organ  Sociey
  by "wurlic1" <wurlic1@lara.on.ca>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Washington Cathedral music
  by "Jane and Dave Whitmore" <JDWhitmore@worldnet.att.net>
 

(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Washington Cathedral music From: "Eric Sagmuller" <ess4@psu.edu> Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 07:54:12 -0400   Speaking of the Washington Cathedral. I didn't see much of this, but heard =   the organ at the beginning. Does anyone know what organ is there?   Eric    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Washington Cathedral music From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 07:24:21 -0500   >Speaking of the Washington Cathedral. I didn't see much of this, but >heard the organ at the beginning. Does anyone know what organ is >there?   The organ in the National Cathedral is a much rebuilt and enlarged Ernest M Skinner. The original organ was built by EMS in 1937 after he left the Aeolian-Skinner firm. It replaced Aeolian-Skinner Opus #883 which was moved to a college. The EMS was enlarged and provided with a new console by Aeolian-Skinner in 1957 with more additions by them through 1964.   At the time of the opening of the completed nave in the mid 70's the organ was enlarged again under the direction of the Newcomer Organ Co by a "consortium of craftsmen and suppliers'. The Wicks company did "mechanical alterations" in 1988. The latest information I have is that it is 4 manuals with 181 ranks.   It does have somewhat a "convoluted" history!   David  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Washington Cathedral music From: "Eric Sagmuller" <ess4@psu.edu> Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 12:09:05 -0400   Wow! That's a BIG organ! Thanks for the info. Dave.   Eric       At 07:24 AM 9/17/2001 -0500, you wrote: >>Speaking of the Washington Cathedral. I didn't see much of this, but >>heard the organ at the beginning. Does anyone know what organ is there? > >The organ in the National Cathedral is a much rebuilt and enlarged Ernest =   >M Skinner. The original organ was built by EMS in 1937 after he left the =   >Aeolian-Skinner firm. It replaced Aeolian-Skinner Opus #883 which was >moved to a college. The EMS was enlarged and provided with a new console =   >by Aeolian-Skinner in 1957 with more additions by them through 1964. > >At the time of the opening of the completed nave in the mid 70's the = organ >was enlarged again under the direction of the Newcomer Organ Co by a >"consortium of craftsmen and suppliers'. The Wicks company did >"mechanical alterations" in 1988. The latest information I have is that >it is 4 manuals with 181 ranks. > >It does have somewhat a "convoluted" history! > >David    
(back) Subject: Fw: Toronto Theatre Organ Sociey From: "wurlic1" <wurlic1@lara.on.ca> Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 15:13:41 -0400   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_000C_01C13F8B.55D65B40 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable     =3D20 From: wurlic1=3D20   Subject: Toronto Theatre Organ Sociey     Dear Friends of the TTOS Wurlitzer Theatre Organ at Casa Loma in =3D Toronto. Mailings went out several weeks ago to Members and others on =3D or updated mailing list giving the following schedule of the 2001/2002 =3D season.   All concerts are $14 except that the silent movie is $15. Tickets are =3D available at Ticket Master outlets (subject to additional service =3D charges) or at the door box office after 7:15 pm the night of the =3D concert IF AVAILABLE. All concerts start at 8:00 pm sharp. Free =3D parking outside the front door.   Our telephone information lines are: Toronto - 416-870-8000, 24 hours a day Hamilton - 905-526-6000. 24 hours a day Program information, 416-421-0918   1. Monday, Sept 17/01 - Don Thompson, San Francisco,CA   2. Monday, Nov 05/01 - Ron Reseigh, Milwaukee, Wisconsin   3. Monday, Dec 03/01 - Dave Wickerham. Las Vegas, Nevada   4. Monday, Mar 04/02 - Clark Wilson, East Liverpool, Ohio Silent movie, "The General"   5. Monday, Apr 22/02 - Rich Lewis. Allentown, Pennsylvania   6. Monday, May 27/02 - Ken Double, Houston, Texas   FYI, Bill Hewitson, 905-637-9236. wurlic1@lara.on.ca=3D20   ------=3D_NextPart_000_000C_01C13F8B.55D65B40 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META content=3D3D"text/html; charset=3D3Diso-8859-1" =3D http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 5.00.2614.3500" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial">&nbsp; <DIV style=3D3D"BACKGROUND: #e4e4e4; font-color: black"><B>From:</B> = <A=3D20 href=3D3D"mailto:wurlic1@lara.on.ca" =3D title=3D3Dwurlic1@lara.on.ca>wurlic1</A> </DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><B>Subject:</B> Toronto Theatre Organ Sociey</DIV></DIV> <DIV><BR></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>Dear Friends of the TTOS Wurlitzer Theatre Organ at = =3D Casa Loma=3D20 in Toronto.&nbsp; Mailings went out several weeks ago to Members and =3D others on=3D20 or updated mailing list giving the following schedule of the = 2001/2002=3D20 season.</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>All concerts are $14 except that the silent movie is = =3D   $15.&nbsp; Tickets are available at Ticket Master outlets (subject to =3D additional=3D20 service charges) or at the door box office after 7:15 pm the night of =3D the=3D20 concert IF AVAILABLE.&nbsp; All concerts start at 8:00 pm sharp.&nbsp; =3D Free=3D20 parking outside the front door.</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>Our telephone information lines are:</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Toronto&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; =3D -&nbsp;&nbsp;=3D20 416-870-8000,&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 24 hours a day</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Hamilton&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp;=3D20 905-526-6000.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 24 hours a day</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Program=3D20 information,&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 416-421-0918</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Monday,&nbsp; Sept 17/01 =3D -&nbsp; Don=3D20 Thompson, San Francisco,CA</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>2.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Monday,&nbsp; Nov 05/01&nbsp; = =3D -&nbsp; Ron=3D20 Reseigh, Milwaukee, Wisconsin</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>3.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Monday,&nbsp; Dec 03/01 -&nbsp; = =3D Dave=3D20 Wickerham. Las Vegas, Nevada</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>4.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Monday,&nbsp; Mar 04/02 -&nbsp; = =3D Clark=3D20 Wilson, East Liverpool, Ohio</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; =3D &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=3D20 &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; =3D &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=3D20 &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Silent movie, =3D "The=3D20 General"</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>5.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Monday,&nbsp; Apr 22/02 -&nbsp; = =3D Rich=3D20 Lewis. Allentown, Pennsylvania</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>6.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Monday,&nbsp; May 27/02 -&nbsp; = =3D Ken=3D20 Double, Houston, Texas</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>FYI,&nbsp; Bill Hewitson,&nbsp;&nbsp;=3D20 905-637-9236.&nbsp;&nbsp; <A=3D20 href=3D3D"mailto:wurlic1@lara.on.ca">wurlic1@lara.on.ca</A>=3D20 </FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_000C_01C13F8B.55D65B40--    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Washington Cathedral music From: "Jane and Dave Whitmore" <JDWhitmore@worldnet.att.net> Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 21:23:28 -0400   At 07:24 AM 9/17/01 -0500, David Scribner wrote: >>Speaking of the Washington Cathedral. I didn't see much of this, but >>heard the organ at the beginning. Does anyone know what organ is there? > >The organ in the National Cathedral is a much rebuilt and enlarged Ernest =   >M Skinner. The original organ was built by EMS in 1937 after he left the =   >Aeolian-Skinner firm. It replaced Aeolian-Skinner Opus #883 which was >moved to a college. The EMS was enlarged and provided with a new console =   >by Aeolian-Skinner in 1957 with more additions by them through 1964. > >At the time of the opening of the completed nave in the mid 70's the = organ >was enlarged again under the direction of the Newcomer Organ Co by a >"consortium of craftsmen and suppliers'. The Wicks company did >"mechanical alterations" in 1988. The latest information I have is that >it is 4 manuals with 181 ranks. > >It does have somewhat a "convoluted" history!     One of the nice things about this instrument is that it didn't undergo the =   usual AS tonal "improvements" in the 1950's and 60's. They were told to leave the reeds and diapasons alone. It still has the gutsy EMS sound.   Dave in Vermont