PipeChat Digest #31 - Wednesday, August 13, 1997
 
 


(back) Subject: Re: Tune-Dex For Sale From: Otto Pebworth <opebwrth@gte.net> Date: Tue, 12 Aug 1997 09:52:31 -0400   What's a Tune-Dex???  
(back) Subject: Wedding Nightmares From: "K. M. Horvath" <kmhorvat@wcnet.org> Date: Tue, 12 Aug 1997 18:34:04 -0700   If anybody has saved those posts that told of wedding nightmares, could you please forward them to me?   A choir member is getting married next Sat. and I thought she'd like to read them _after_ the wedding.   Thanks.   kmhorvat@wcnet.org   Kathi  
(back) Subject: Duke Chapel Organs! From: "Dr. Peter G. Pocock" <pgpocock@ix.netcom.com> Date: Tue, 12 Aug 1997 17:29:07 -0700   Hi everyone,   I have been away for a week in North Carolina, and had the pleasure of attending a memorial concert for the late Don Hinshaw in Duke Chapel, Durham. Does anyone know the details of the two organs housed in the Duke Chapel?   Thanks to Shirley for carrying the load while I have been away.   Pete!    
(back) Subject: Re: Duke Chapel Organs! From: "Benjamin M. Baldus" <bbaldus@voyager.net> Date: Tue, 12 Aug 1997 21:28:49 -0400 (EDT)   Greetings:   Actually there are four organs in the Duke Chapel. There is the Aeolian in the chancel (which was installed about the time EM Skinner did the Princeton CHapel Organ), there is the Flentrop in the gallery, a Holtkamp in the side chapel (along side the chancel) and a portable Flentrop continuo organ.   The Aeolian is being gradually restored in spite of the firm opposition of University organist Bob Parkins. The Flentrop is quite nice although severe in design due to the consultancy of Fenner Douglass.   Ben Baldus   At 05:29 PM 8/12/97 -0700, you wrote: >Hi everyone, > >I have been away for a week in North Carolina, and had the pleasure of >attending a memorial concert for the late Don Hinshaw in Duke Chapel, >Durham. Does anyone know the details of the two organs housed in the Duke >Chapel? > >Thanks to Shirley for carrying the load while I have been away. > >Pete! > > >"Pipe Up and Be Heard!" >PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics >HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org >List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org >Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org >Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org > > >    
(back) Subject: Re: Duke Chapel Organs! From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Tue, 12 Aug 1997 22:34:06 -0500 (CDT)   At 09:28 PM 8/12/97 -0400, Ben Baldus wrote:   >Actually there are four organs in the Duke Chapel. There is the Aeolian in >the chancel (which was installed about the time EM Skinner did the Princeton >CHapel Organ), there is the Flentrop in the gallery, a Holtkamp in the side >chapel (along side the chancel) and a portable Flentrop continuo organ. > >The Aeolian is being gradually restored in spite of the firm opposition of >University organist Bob Parkins.   This is probably the finest surviving Aeolian organ. It is a massive instrument and dates, I think, from around 1931. Unlike many Aeolian organs which have ventil chests which are difficult to restore, this has the later form of Aeolian electro-pneumatic pitman action, which is arguably better than the Skinner pitman organ. A combination of luscious strings, exciting reeds and surprisingly clear choruses ensures that this is one of the great symphonic organs of the period, comparable with instruments of the same date like Skinner's Woolsey Hall organ and the Philadelphia Civic Auditorium Moller. When Arthur Hudson Marks took over Aeolian and added it to his Skinner company he was not, contrary to popular opinion, dealing with an inferior firm. Mr. Parkins' problem is probably that he is unaware that any music was written after 1750. Twenty years ago many eminent musicians would have agreed with him, but today, when the French Romantic style is in the ascendant, this sort of attitude is rather unfashionable, and is indeed increasingly considered ignorant.   In fact the Flentrop and Aeolian organs are both superb instruments and complement each other extremely well. It is to be hoped that both will be meticulously preserved. The four manual 1976 Flentrop instrument is also quite vast (106 stops), and is an outstanding example of an Organ Reform Movement (Orgelbewegung) instrument. While it is in equal temperament, which does not suit it to the authentic performance of much early music repertoire, it is a reasonably good medium for the performance of most pre-1750 music of the kind in which Mr. Parkins delights. The other Flentrop organ is a little 4-rank continuo instrument. I'm afraid I don't know anything about the Holtkamp.   John    
(back) Subject: Re: Wedding Nightmares From: Nelson and Tracy Denton <ndenton434@bigwave.ca> Date: Tue, 12 Aug 1997 23:59:57   At 06:34 PM 8/12/97 -0700, you wrote: >If anybody has saved those posts that told of wedding nightmares, could >you please forward them to me? > >A choir member is getting married next Sat. and I thought she'd like to >read them _after_ the wedding. > >Thanks. > >kmhorvat@wcnet.org > >Kathi i HAVE ABOUT 128 OF THEM DO YOU WANT THEM ALL? 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: I'm back! From: "TM LAMMERS" <T.Lammers@fontys.nl> Date: Wed, 13 Aug 1997 09:25:23 CET     Hi phokes,   I'm back from vacation and had to resubscribe (new mailingprogram?). Also a test to see if my message comes through! Did I miss something important (like tiny little but forbidden flames) ? :))   greetings,   Tom -= Tom Lammers =- T.Lammers@fontys.nl