PipeChat Digest #27 - Saturday, August 9, 1997

(back) Subject: Re: Sources for Organ Supplies - reply From: Gary <klechowi@execpc.com> Date: Fri, 8 Aug 1997 08:01:54 -0500 (CDT)   On Thu, 7 Aug 1997 RMaryman@aol.com wrote:   > Arndt Organ Supply is still in Ankeny, OH...   Not Ohio but Iowa.   Gary K.    
(back) Subject: Re: Sources for Organ Supplies - reply From: Richard Schneider <arpncorn@dave-world.net> Date: Fri, 08 Aug 1997 08:40:05 -0700   On Thu, 7 Aug 1997 18:30:07 -0400 (EDT) Rick Maryman <RMaryman@aol.com> wrote:   >Arndt Organ Supply is still in Ankeny, OH...   Sorry, Rick, but you have the wrong STATE! Arndt is in Ankeny, IOWA!   His address is:   1018 Lorenz Drive P.O. Box 129 Ankeny, IA 50021 (515) 964-1274 (Phone & FAX)   > Sorry, I don not hqave address or Phone Numbver for Arndt, but will > suggest that they mainly specialize in theatre organ reroduction parts > from a primary pull pneumatic up to a full-blown console.   While that's true, they DO sell other materials needed for organbuilding also. OTOH, OSI is *supposed* to be selling only to organbuilders. . . I remember, *vividly* the "third degree" that I went through to set up to buy from them the first time when I hung out my shingle as an organbuilder 20 years ago, but know of many instances when "joe the organist" has purchased materials from them.   I suppose that when money speaks, people listen.   Hope this info helps!   Faithfully,   / ^ ^ \ { (-) (-) } ACHOO! --------oOOOo--------U-------oOOOo------------   "Arp in the Corn Patch" Rich Schneider SCHNEIDER PIPE ORGANS, Inc. Organbuilders SNAILMAIL:41-43 Johnston Street P.O. Box 137 Kenney, Il 61749-0137 (217) 944-2454 VOX (217) 944-2527 FAX EMAIL: mailto:arpncorn@dave-world.net     (who's suffering from a summer cold going into the weekend)   <sigh>  
(back) Subject: Re: acoustics From: cputman@mail.smu.edu (Clyde Putman) Date: Fri, 8 Aug 1997 09:04:50 -0500   I was fortunate in being able to take an accoustics for musicians class. In it the professor stayed as light as he could on mathematics and heavy on practical rules of thumb.   From the class and from my experience I would agree with Bruce except to add that walls, floors and and ceilings should be heavy, hard, flat and NOT parallel. Curved surfaces tend to focus the sound so that some folks can't hear anything and others are deafend. Parallel surafaces can have an echo rather than reverberation. Also to aim for TOO reverberant. It is much easier to deaden a room than liven it. I share a house that has an organ in just such a room, except that the wall are not heavy enough (sheetrock). It is still pretty good!   Actually the easiest way to deaden a room is to add people.....which may have several conotations ;)       Clyde R. Putman supervisor, AV Library, Hamon Arts Library (214) 768-1852 __o cputman@mail.smu.edu _`\<,_ (_)/ (_)                  
(back) Subject: Items 4 Sale From: Tom Blackwell <tom@spry.com> Date: Fri, 8 Aug 1997 09:12:03 -0700   Hello pipechat folks:   Jim Williams of Ogden, Utah would like to sell his life-long accumulation of band organs, orchestrians, player pianos, reed organs, Robert-Morton style 39 pit organs, Wurlitzer pipe organ parts, Link pipe organs and other misc. items. He has provided me with a list that includes over 60 items. If you are interested in getting a copy of the list, please e-mail me privately. Since I'm just helping out, you'll need to contact Jim directly with any questions about the items, prices, etc. His phone number and address will be included with the list.   Regards,   Tom Blackwell tom@spry.com    
(back) Subject: Organ Supply Industries Inc. - on line From: Nelson and Tracy Denton <ndenton434@bigwave.ca> Date: Thu, 07 Aug 1997 08:50:33   >Date: Thu, 07 Aug 1997 08:49:55 >To: piporg-l@cnsibm.albany.edu >From: Nelson and Tracy Denton <ndenton434@bigwave.ca> >Subject: Organ Supply Industries Inc. - on line > >Hi all > >I just found Organ Supply Industries Inc. new web page and thought i'd pass it along. It's still under construction but they do have an E-mail address ordering information, etc. > > > Organ Supply Industries, Inc. > > Web page > > http://www.organsupply.com/ > > Mail: > > P.O.Box 8325, Erie, PA 16505-0325 > > Ship to: > > 2320 West 50th Street Erie, PA 16506-4928 > > Voice: > > 800.374.3674 or 814.835.2244 > > Fax: > > 814.838.0349 > > E-Mail: > > osi@organsupply.com > > > >:-))) Nelson > >Okay so I gave 'em a free plug - but they do good work :-)) > Nelson Denton R. A. Denton And Son Pipe Organ Builders 140 Mount Albion Road Hamilton Ontario L8K 5S8   905 561 1331 voice and fax e-mail   ndenton434@bigwave.ca radenton@bigwave.ca  
(back) Subject: Re: acoustics From: robrown@ozemail.com.au (Roger Brown) Date: Fri, 08 Aug 1997 17:09:26 GMT   On Fri, 8 Aug 1997 09:04:50 -0500, cputman@post.cis.smu.edu (Clyde Putman) wrote:   >I was fortunate in being able to take an accoustics for musicians class.= In >it the professor stayed as light as he could on mathematics and heavy on >practical rules of thumb.   And my only qualification to comment is that I've completed the sort of project that Ronnie has in mind - with good results > >>From the class and from my experience I would agree with Bruce except = to >add that walls, floors and and ceilings should be heavy, hard, flat=20   certainly agree up to this point     >and NOT >parallel. Curved surfaces tend to focus the sound so that some folks = can't >hear anything and others are deafend. Parallel surfaces can have an echo >rather than reverberation.   Surely that's being rather theoretical for a small room (I'm assuming Ronnie WON'T be able to afford to build King's College Cambridge!) You'd surely need a very large room to produce noticeable echo from parallel surfaces. (My church is built that way with a lovely flat wooden ceiling - the acoustics are superb.)   =46or a music room I would advocate keeping it uncomplicated along the lines Bruce has already suggested. The optimum shape is supposed to be the double cube (twice as high as wide) but I would imagine you'd be struggling to get as much height as that in a house extension - as Bruce said, go for as much height as possible.   Roger         Roger Brown robrown@ozemail.com.au http://www.ozemail.com.au/~robrown/  
(back) Subject: Frederick Swann at Ocean Grove From: kwkeller@juno.com (KARL W KELLER) Date: Fri, 08 Aug 1997 14:06:12 EDT   On Wednesday evening (8/6/97) Fred Swann, organist at the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California, presented a concert of classic organ literature on the Great Auditorium Organ at Ocean Grove, New Jersey. The organ which was designed and built by Robert Hope-Jones was installed in 1908 and, over the years, has been rebuilt and enlarged several times. The present console is a four manual Aeolian which control the eight divisions of over 9,000 pipes. The Aeolian console at one time controlled the great organ at Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. This is the fifth console to control the Ocean Grove organ. It is rather hard for me, a lay person, to describe the many and varied sounds produced by this organ other than to say it sounds "wonderful". This is an organ that everyone who loves the pipe organ should at least once in their lifetime.   Frederick Swann presided over the organ at Riverside Church in New York City for a number of years before accepting his present position at Crystal Cathedral where he can be seen on TV on Sunday mornings ( Hour of Power ).   His program at Ocean Grove is as follows:   "Rondeau / Fanfare" by Mouret "March on a Theme of Handel" by Guilmant "The Bells of St.Anne de Beaupre" by Alexander Russell "Tuba Tune" by Norman Crocker "Passacaglia for Symphony in G" by Leo Sowerby "Clair de Lune" by Vierne "Carillion du Longpont" by Vierne "Come, Sweet Death" by J .S. Bach (arr. Virgil Fox) "Toccata for Flutes" by John Stanley "Fantasia and Fugue in G" by Parry   A standing ovation brought Dr.Swann back for three encores: A short piece "Scherzo Cat" by Jean Langlais "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" by J. S. Bach "The National Anthem" sung by an excellent soprano who summers at Ocean Grove and appears on many programs in the auditorium. Her singing was followed by the audience of some 1,200 lifting their voices on the first stanza. Thrilling it was ! Toward the conclusion of the "Anthem" the giant American flag was illuminated by hundreds of tiny flashing lights which are incorporated into the flag. Indeed, a thrilling sight.   I was wearing my Dickinson Theatre Organ Society (DTOS) name badge and was very please that a member of PipeChat-list and a member of PipOrg-list introduced themselves to me. It was great to meet them.   Anyone wishing to discuss the concert of the Ocean Grove organ can contact me by e-mail if they desire.   Best regards to all.   Karl Keller Musica est Dei donum optimi  
(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #26 - 08/08/97 From: Robert Shumway <rshumway@iAmerica.net> Date: Fri, 08 Aug 1997 13:43:41 -0500   >Subject: Sources for Organ Supplies ? >From: "Bob, Diane & Jeff Kinner" <rkinner@one.net> >Date: Thu, 07 Aug 1997 17:22:15 -0400 > >Dear list members: > It's been nearly 20 years since I last tinkered with this pipe organ, >and I've lost track of the suppliers I shopped from at that time. One >was a theatre organ supplier called "Arndt (sp?) Organ Supply" in Iowa >(I believe), the other was Durst (sp?) somewhere in Pennsylvania. Can >anyone tell me how to contact these - or any other - suppliers of items >such as leather, felt, PVC glue, primary magnets, pouch valves, etc? [I >also used polylon and perflex, but I might be expelled from the list if >it were know that I had used synthetics on a *real* organ.] Theatre >organ suppliers seem to be more willing to work with amateurs, but I'm >open to all suggestions. > Thanks for your help. >Bob >-- >Bob Kinner AA8FH rkinner@one.net >Home Page: http://w3.one.net/~rkinner/     American Organ Supply Co Inc 4920 S 18th St Milwaukee WI 53221-2837 Phone (414) 483-3046   Arndt Organ Supply Co 1018 SE Lorenz Dr Arkeny IA 50021-3945 Phone (515) 964-1274   Organ Supply Industries Inc PO Box 8325 Erie PA 16505-0325 or 2320 W 50th St Erie PA 16506-4928 Phone (814) 835-2244 Fax (814) 838-0349    
(back) Subject: Organ Supplies - reply (mea Culpa !!) From: RMaryman@aol.com Date: Fri, 8 Aug 1997 17:53:15 -0400 (EDT)   Thanks to Rich Schneider and all the others who rightly pointed out that I had incorrectly stated the State in which Arndt Organ Supply is located...   My most abject apologies.   Rick M  
(back) Subject: Organ Supplies -Finishers From: "Wm. G. Chapman" <wchapmn@ibm.net> Date: Fri, 08 Aug 1997 20:23:42 -0400   Richard Schneider wrote: > OTOH, OSI is *supposed* to be selling only to organbuilders. . .   Not that it matters, but, OSI gave up on "police work" about 15 years ago. About the same time that everyone got the single price list, "with no further discounts." What they should have done was three price lists: retail, ATOS crowd, and net to the trade. However, they do not feel they can afford it. I guess if enough of us complained. But then, most of the time we are so busy cutting each others throats we don't have time to cut OSIs.   BTW: Who in the central valley absconded with your Tonal Finish callback? I know/know of a number of the people up there and shudder at the thought of most any of them doing much more than tuning.   Wm. G. Chapman West Coast Pipe Organ Co.