DIYAPASON-L Digest #961 - Saturday, February 14, 2004
Re: [Residence Organs]  my residence pipe organ web site
  by "Mike Gettelman" <>

(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] my residence pipe organ web site From: "Mike Gettelman" <> Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2004 17:45:21 -0500   Hello Steve, Thanks so much for the pictures of your installation. I really love = the shot of the console surrounded by pipes on all sides. Gives a whole = new meaning to "wearing the organ". I think an installation where = everything is visible like yours is the way to go for me. Even the swell = box could be freestanding in full display. Installing into a free span = space like yours seems eminently more satisfying than tucking everything = away behind screens, in closets, and other cubby holes as in a home = installation. Your pictures have helped guide me towards the type of space = I will look for when I can finally install an organ of my own. Thanks again Mike Gettelman   STEVE PITTS wrote:   > Scott > Thanks for your comment. I had been looking to acquire a home organ for = years. I had posted some adds on the internet indicating such. Our if the = clear blue an e-mail arrived from the Musci Director at Our Lady of = perpetual Help offering the organ for sale. The original configuration was = 25 ranks and 4 divisions. i thought that would be much too large for me, = and at the time I was living in a rental house. Somehow, it worked out and = I bought the organ. I sold the 6 rank Choir division and kept the = remaining 19 ranks. Much of it was in storage for about 1.5 years until I = bought a house with a large studio type building/barn with 11 ft high = ceilings. It took about 1 year to get it to the current state that its in: = 17 ranks playing, 3 divisional blowers. I still have 2 ranks : an 8 ft = Salicional and an 8ft Vox Celeste and Degan Chimes to bring on-line. > > Steve Pitts > Ardmore Tennessee >