PipeChat Digest #124 - Wednesday, November 5, 1997
 
Re: Kimball opus list?
  by bruce cornely <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Shameful destruction of Kimball records
  by Richard Schneider <arpncorn@dave-world.net>
TEST--Ignore
  by <danbel@earthlink.net>
Question on Icons
  by Vernon Moeller <vernonm@ccsi.com>
Question on Phono Record Storage
  by Vernon Moeller <vernonm@ccsi.com>
Re: Question on Icons
  by Myosotis51 <Myosotis51@aol.com>
Re: Question on Phono Record Storage
  by <DEMPAR1@aol.com>
Re: Question on Phono Record Storage
  by bruce cornely <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Choral & Organ LP's - What do you do with them?
  by <cathedral@linknet.net>
Re: Choral & Organ LP's - What do you do with them?
  by Douglas A. Campbell <dougcampbell@juno.com>
Re: Choral & Organ LP's - What do you do with them?
  by <DM726@delphi.com>
Re: Organs in Germany
  by Paul F. Stapel <pstapel@spectra.net>
Re: Question on Icons
  by Shirley <pnst@itw.com>
Re: Question on Icons
  by <NFexec@aol.com>
Wichita WurliTzer Weekend - Afterglow
  by <MightyYKW@aol.com>
 


(back) Subject: Re: Kimball opus list? From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Tue, 4 Nov 1997 08:42:34 -0500   The Organ Historical Society could give you that information, and lots of other great stuff as well -- magazines, recordings, fun people at a dynamite convention, etc the address is: PO Box 26811 Richmond, Va 25261   membership is a paltry $27 or a mere $300 if you want to sit in the front of the bus and be served coffee by yours truly.   Sorry for the shameless plug, but it is a fun group.   Bruce Cornely, organist (OHS & AGO) University United Methodist Church and Student Center Wicks ('56) 3/16r Gainesville Florida Dean, Gainesville Chapter AGO  
(back) Subject: Shameful destruction of Kimball records From: Richard Schneider <arpncorn@dave-world.net> Date: Tue, 04 Nov 1997 09:11:21 -0800   On Monday, David Scribner wrote:   > If I am not mistaken, the Kimball Company destroyed all of their > records concerning their Pipe Organ Division when that division went > out of business. The story that I have heard/read is that they took > everything out into the alley and burned it.   I believe that the Kimball section in David Junchen's book makes mention of that, and I believe that to be correct.   It's good to be back in the "Corn Patch", although I thoroughly enjoyed my jaunt to New York State last week!   Faithfully,   "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  
(back) Subject: TEST--Ignore From: danbel@earthlink.net Date: Tue, 4 Nov 1997 12:18:04 -0800 (PST)   testing    
(back) Subject: Question on Icons From: Vernon Moeller <vernonm@ccsi.com> Date: Tue, 04 Nov 1997 14:33:06 -0600   Does anybody know where I can find some outstanding music icons for a webpage I'm working on? I'm adding a page where folks can get copies of photos and .WAV files concerning the church I play organ for, and I'd like to get some icons for the choir, the bell choir, the organ and another showing somebody, preferrably a minister, speaking.   Thanks!   \/\/\    
(back) Subject: Question on Phono Record Storage From: Vernon Moeller <vernonm@ccsi.com> Date: Tue, 04 Nov 1997 14:38:18 -0600   While cleaning out my garage last weekend, I ran across a box with a couple dozen 78 rpm recordings in it. I'd like to keep them, but don't know how or where to store them so that they aren't completely ruined. Right now, they're in my garage, here in central Texas, where the temperature gets above 100 during a summer day, but can also get below freezing on a winter night. I'd like to keep them in my attic, but I know the temp up there during a summer day ranges up to 140 F degrees, give or take.   Nothing really valuable in these records. Rachmaninov playing his 1st Cto, less sides 1 & 6 which were broken many years ago, plus Jesus Maria Sanroma' playing the famous parts of different piano ctos in an album called "The Heart of the Piano Concerto," plus lots of Bing Crosby, Andrews Sisters, Benny Goodman and other non-organists. More sentimentally valuable than anything else, I guess.   Thanks!   \/\/\    
(back) Subject: Re: Question on Icons From: Myosotis51 <Myosotis51@aol.com> Date: Tue, 4 Nov 1997 16:10:42 EST   In a message dated 97-11-04 15:46:43 EST, you write:   << Does anybody know where I can find some outstanding music icons for a webpage I'm working on? I'm adding a page where folks can get copies of photos and .WAV files concerning the church I play organ for, and I'd like to get some icons for the choir, the bell choir, the organ and another showing somebody, preferrably a minister, speaking. >>   Try this:   <A HREF="http://members.aol.com/skaiser2/music/images/index.htm">Music- Related Graphic Images</A>       ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Vicki Ceruti Myosotis51@aol.com~~~~~~~~~~~~~  
(back) Subject: Re: Question on Phono Record Storage From: DEMPAR1@aol.com Date: Tue, 4 Nov 1997 21:44:20 -0500 (EST)   You definitely do not want to store phonograph records in either extremely cold or hot conditions. They are vinyl and extremely sensitive to heat, weight and moisture. I have a large record collection that includes everything from Edison cylinder records to Slate platters and vinyl 33 LP's. I have successfully stored the disk records by inserting them into large mailing envelopes with the tops cut off. The inside of the envelopes should be free of grit as this tends to scratch the surfaces. Also, store your discs on end, standing up on a shelf, and do not let them lean or lay flat on top of one another as they can warp from their own weight over time. Before you store the discs, make sure the surfaces are clean by wiping them with a soft wet rag. If they are moldy, try a little Ivory liquid dishwashing soap and rinse and dry carefully. Be careful not to wet the labels. Finally, do not subject your records to extreme temperature or humidity. Cold can damage them as well as heat since it makes the vinyl brittle. Room temperature (50-85 degrees is ideal range, with 50% humidity). Hope this answers your questions.    
(back) Subject: Re: Question on Phono Record Storage From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Tue, 4 Nov 1997 18:39:32 -0500   Vernon, Were you going to ask how to store these records, or did you want to sell them? If it is storage, I keep my vinyl discs stored vertically and snugly in a cardboard box. I keep them in the bottom of my bedroom closet where there is temperature control, and also the opportunity to check on them occasionally.   Bruce Cornely, organist (OHS & AGO) University United Methodist Church and Student Center Wicks ('56) 3/16r Gainesville Florida Dean, Gainesville Chapter AGO  
(back) Subject: Choral & Organ LP's - What do you do with them? From: cathedral@linknet.net Date: Tue, 4 Nov 1997 21:23:08 -0600 (CST)   In anticipation of a move in the next few months I find myself looking at maybe 300-500 LPs of choral and organ music. Inasmuch as I have not played them in over ten years, it seems stupid to box an move them again.   Is there any market for these? Barring that, it would kill me to just throw them in the trash. Where would one dispose of same?   Travers Koerner      
(back) Subject: Re: Choral & Organ LP's - What do you do with them? From: dougcampbell@juno.com (Douglas A. Campbell) Date: Tue, 04 Nov 1997 22:56:00 EST     On Tue, 4 Nov 1997 21:23:08 -0600 (CST) cathedral@linknet.net writes: >In anticipation of a move in the next few months I find myself looking >at >maybe 300-500 LPs of choral and organ music. Inasmuch as I have not >played >them in over ten years, it seems stupid to box an move them again. > >Is there any market for these? Barring that, it would kill me to just >throw >them in the trash. Where would one dispose of same? > >Travers Koerner   Dear Travers,   Where are you ?   AND   When can I pick them up ?     Douglas A. Campbell Skaneateles, NY  
(back) Subject: Re: Choral & Organ LP's - What do you do with them? From: DM726@delphi.com Date: Tue, 04 Nov 1997 23:04:49 -0500 (EST)   I am not sure where you are, but in my area there are several used cd/record/tape stores check in your area. They may give you something for them, also if you have no luck with stores, rather than throwing them out see if the local library will take them or a music school in your area. Dave McPeak  
(back) Subject: Re: Organs in Germany From: "Paul F. Stapel" <pstapel@spectra.net> Date: Wed, 05 Nov 1997 01:00:58 -0500   At 01:34 PM 10/29/97 -0600, you wrote:   >Finally, in a similar vein, what sort of organ music would the folks >over there like to hear from a pretty good service organist? > >Thanks in advance to all of you for what I'm sure will be some pretty >creative and interesting answers. Tues 11/04/97 midnight - Vernon,   I just got back last week from a weekend trip to Dusseldorf, Viersen and Moenchengladbach, during which Thomas Bohlert, an unknown outside of his community and church, played two exceptional recitals..one very sparsely attended and the other a little better. One place did not applaud for each piece, the other did... the loudest applause ( and some cheering) came after he played the "Variations on " Hyfrydol" which his church had commissioned from Searle Wright, a local resident. Also well received were his own compositions...they appreciated everything he played, even Bach and Mendelssohn and I don't think they were being polite!!   I think your bigger problem may be instruments which have few, if any, combination actions and they generally operate somewhat differently ... Make sure you have at least two choir people trained to pull and push stops at the ready!!   When we visited Aachen for a couple of hours, we found a church with a lovely Klais instrument which Thom hopes to go back to perform on someday -- the custodian, just on our surprise visit, literally gave us the church key and asked us to return it in his mailbox outside the back of the church. Even my German friends couldn't believe the trust!!!      
(back) Subject: Re: Question on Icons From: Shirley <pnst@itw.com> Date: Tue, 04 Nov 1997 23:45:58   At 16:10 11/04/97 EST, you wrote:   >Try this: > > <A HREF="http://members.aol.com/skaiser2/music/images/index.htm">Music- >Related Graphic Images</A> > > > >~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Vicki Ceruti Myosotis51@aol.com~~~~~~~~~~~~~     This is a FABULOUS site for anybody considering a musical home page. A lot of useable stuff here. :) Thank you, Vicki!   --Shirley   PS--be sure to check out the "miscellaneous" page, and an image called tt.gif. Reminiscent of Radio City Music Hall (New York City).  
(back) Subject: Re: Question on Icons From: NFexec@aol.com Date: Wed, 5 Nov 1997 01:49:47 -0500 (EST)   There is a large index of a huge amount of web sites one can search for tons of different things -- I am quite sure that you will find one of the sites under this main page. It's called www.hotsheet.com The other suggestion is to go to the yahoo search engine and type in the word icons and hit enter - you will find lots-o-icon links. Good luck  
(back) Subject: Wichita WurliTzer Weekend - Afterglow From: MightyYKW@aol.com Date: Wed, 5 Nov 1997 03:48:53 -0500 (EST)   Sorry this is a bit late - had a lot to do when I got back.   Wichita Wurlitzer Weekend - Day 3 =93Afterglow=94   Sunday afforded us an opportunity to see and hear the Miller Theatre orga= n which is located in the home of Mike and Karen Coup, known as =93Stonepoi= nt=94, a few short miles outside of town in a nice wooded area by the Little Arkan= sas River. This organ, originally the 3 manual 11 rank instrument, WurliTzer = Opus 515, has been expanded to 19 ranks and installed in a manner that speaks directly into the room and voiced accordingly. Clark Wilson played two back-to-back programs that really showed off the fine balances that have = been achieved - I agree with the printed description of a =93clear, bright and colorful ensemble with beautiful solo voices=94. I sat rather close to th= e front, and would recommend being a bit further back in the room for the b= est blend. The swell shades open out towards the side walls, and I suspect th= at you get some side-wall reflections plus the direct sound further back for= a richer sound. A quick look at the console revealed some of the additions:= a Solo String to 16=92, a Dulciana and Unda Maris, Brass Trumpet and Sax (b= oth new from Trivo). Interestingly, the console is pneumatic, but does not u= se Wurlitzer action and is relatively quiet.   Clark=92s program included the theme from Beauty and the Beast, a bouncy Turkish Towel, 3 by Cole Porter: It=92s Delovely (ala Ashley Miller), In = the Still of the Night (sort of ala George Wright) and a jazzy You=92re the T= op. Some quieter selections included My Romance and The Fountain Reverie by P= ercy Fletcher - very nicely done. Clark finished up with a hair-raising Dance Macabre. As on Saturday, Clark Wilson=92s playing was consistently clean = and accurate yet also very expressive and carefully phrased. Even though some= of his selections were not really my favorite type of theatre organ music, I found that he really =93sold=94 each piece using very solid musical value= s, and I thoroughly enjoyed all of his programs. Hats off to WTO for creating this fine instrument and to Clark for showing it off so well as a fine ending = to a great weekend.   - Cory Edelman