DIYAPASON-L Digest #717 - Sunday, January 5, 2003
 
RE: [Residence Organs]  Pipes
  by "Gregory Rister" <grandcornet@earthlink.net>
Re: Pipes
  by "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@earthlink.net>
 

(back) Subject: RE: [Residence Organs] Pipes From: "Gregory Rister" <grandcornet@earthlink.net> Date: Sat, 4 Jan 2003 23:58:27 -0800   <HTML><HEAD> <META http-equiv=3DContent-Type content=3D"text/html; = charset=3Diso-8859-1"> <META content=3D"MSHTML 6.00.2800.1106" name=3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3DGaramond>Frequently, stops of this type are labeled Oboe = Gamba, which sort of puts one foot in each family.&nbsp; But really the = tone produced has a lot more of the artifacts of string tone (for obvious = reasons)&nbsp;than with genuine reed tone, so I think you're safe calling = it what it really is:&nbsp;a string.&nbsp; And if you can find another = set, they make rather awesome and aggressive celested pairs. . = .</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3DGaramond></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3DGaramond>Greg Rister</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3DGaramond>Pipe Organ Craftsmen</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3DGaramond>Pomona, California</FONT></DIV> <BLOCKQUOTE style=3D"PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: = 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid"> <DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt Arial">----- Original Message ----- </DIV> <DIV style=3D"BACKGROUND: #e4e4e4; FONT: 10pt arial; font-color: = black"><B>From:</B> <A title=3Dwcjharrisville@webryders.net = href=3D"mailto:wcjharrisville@webryders.net">wcjharrisville</A> </DIV> <DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>To: </B><A = title=3Dwcjharrisville@webryders.net = href=3D"mailto:wcjharrisville@webryders.net">Diyapason</A></DIV> <DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Sent:</B> 01/04/2003 6:06:17 PM </DIV> <DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Subject:</B> [Residence Organs] = Pipes</DIV> <DIV><BR></DIV><FONT size=3D2> <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>I have a rank of Estey Labial Oboe = pipes.&nbsp; These are reedless pipes of somewhat narrow scale, having the = languids&nbsp; angle down sharply to the rear of the pipe.&nbsp; They have = wooden roller beards and the top 1/3 of the pipe is slightly = tapered.&nbsp; The tonal quality is rather string-like&nbsp; and really = not an oboe tone. I had read some information on these pipes but cannot = remember where.&nbsp;Which makes me wonder if I could indeed label the = stop knob a "string" without incurring the wrath of the stop-knob = police.</FONT></DIV></FONT> <P></P></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML>    
(back) Subject: Re: Pipes From: "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@earthlink.net> Date: Sun, 05 Jan 2003 15:31:38 -0600   To take the odd perspective, I'd probably be quite literal and engrave the =   stop "labial oboe". (to h*** with the stopknob police -- its *your* organ =   after all, and you can call it what you want to!) <g> Such stops are interesting examples of an inventive period in American organbuilding, and =   could even possibly be considered "rare"...so why hide it behind a generic =   name? ;-)   Of course, the tone of the set will dictate how you actually use the stop, =   regardless of what name is on the knob, so what does it really matter?? Name it what you like!   Tim Bovard Little Rock AR (who has a few sample pipes of an Estey labial oboe, and even a labial = Tuba -- they're *neat* pipes and I wish I had full sets of both!)   At 09:06 PM 1/4/2003 -0500, <wcjharrisville> wrote: >I have a rank of Estey Labial Oboe pipes. These are reedless pipes of >somewhat narrow scale, having the languids angle down sharply to the = rear >of the pipe. They have wooden roller beards and the top 1/3 of the pipe >is slightly tapered. The tonal quality is rather string-like and really =   >not an oboe tone. I had read some information on these pipes but cannot >remember where. Which makes me wonder if I could indeed label the stop >knob a "string" without incurring the wrath of the stop-knob police.