PipeChat Digest #125 - Thursday, November 6, 1997
 
Re: Choral & Organ LP's - What do you do with them?
  by Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca>
strange pipe-hammond on TV last night Dan Ackroyd show
  by Jerrell Kautz <jkautz@ebicom.net>
Pronunciation
  by Wildhirt, Richard <Richard.Wildhirt@PSS.Boeing.com>
Re: strange pipe-hammond on TV last night Dan Ackroyd show
  by <danbel@earthlink.net>
Re: Pronunciation
  by <danbel@earthlink.net>
Re. Organs in Germany
  by Gudrun Siedersleben <gudrun.siedersleben@mch.sni.de>
Re: Question on Phono Record Storage
  by <WBrandes@aol.com>
Re. Organs in Germany
  by TM LAMMERS <T.Lammers@fontys.nl>
Re: strange pipe-hammond on TV last night Dan Ackroyd show
  by Richard B. Ahlvin <rahlvin@magnolia.net>
Re: Pronunciation and Hammonds
  by <Lewwill@aol.com>
Paul Opel Re: to o-builders & o-techs. &AGO members
  by Jason D Comet <krummhorn8@juno.com>
RCPT: Re. Organs in Germany
  by Andrew Wallace <awallace@CSU.edu.au>
Worcester (MA) Organs
  by <DM726@delphi.com>
St. John the Divine
  by <ROBIN88866@aol.com>
Re: St. John the Divine
  by David Scribner <david@blackiris.com>
Re: Wichita WurliTzer Weekend - Afterglow
  by Roger <pamnroy@wolfenet.com>
Re: St. John the Divine
  by <DM726@delphi.com>
 


(back) Subject: Re: Choral & Organ LP's - What do you do with them? From: Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca> Date: Wed, 05 Nov 1997 08:38:22 -0500   I doubt that there is much of a market for your LPs, - our local Goodwill Store sells them for 50 cents each, - given to them by people just like yourself. I look in there at least once a week, for LPs to use in my programming.   If you were within reasonable distance from Kingston, Ontario, Canada, I would suggest that you donate them to Queen's Unioversity Radio Station, (CFRC-FM), where we would have them available for programmes such as my own "Voicings" programme, which is a programme of organ and choral music..   If you are not within a reasonable distance to us, then enquire at your own nearby University or College Radio Station, for I would think that they are just as strapped for funds as we are!   Bob Conway, Classics Director CFRC-FM Radio Queen's University Kingston, Ontario, Canada.   At 09:23 PM 11/4/97 -0600, you wrote: >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 > > > >"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: strange pipe-hammond on TV last night Dan Ackroyd show From: jkautz@ebicom.net (Jerrell Kautz) Date: Wed, 5 Nov 1997 08:22:50 -0600   I'll be the first to admit I never watch TV, and I don't even mind that I have no idea what the name of the show was but it was Dan Ackroyd being the preacher in some church, and it appears to be a sitcom.   Anyway what looked like a Moller Pipe Organ console in the scene turned out to be a Hammond, however the pedal board looked AGO.   Has anyone seen this closer up? Is it just a prop or what model hammond is it in a differnet box? Odd, as the church looked pretty gospel to me, that they would even try to dress up a hammond but instead just use a B-3 to begin with.      
(back) Subject: Pronunciation From: "Wildhirt, Richard" <Richard.Wildhirt@PSS.Boeing.com> Date: Wed, 5 Nov 1997 06:27:12 -0800   Those of you who know, how do you pronounce Charlie Balogh's last name?   Richard Wildhirt Renton Site Integration (425) 234-8051   "If your cause is just, if your principles are pure, and if your conduct is prudent, you need not fear the multitude of opposing hosts." --John Witherspoon, signer of the Declaration of Independence, in a speech at the College of New Jersey (Princeton) on 17 May 1776  
(back) Subject: Re: strange pipe-hammond on TV last night Dan Ackroyd show From: danbel@earthlink.net Date: Wed, 5 Nov 1997 07:10:40 -0800 (PST)     >Anyway what looked like a Moller Pipe Organ console in the scene turned out >to be a Hammond, however the pedal board looked AGO. >Has anyone seen this closer up? Is it just a prop or what model hammond is >it in a differnet box?   Jerrell,   I did not see the show in question but the Hammond you saw could possibly have been a model RT-3 which did have a 32-note pedal board.   Dan    
(back) Subject: Re: Pronunciation From: danbel@earthlink.net Date: Wed, 5 Nov 1997 07:13:02 -0800 (PST)   At 06:27 AM 11/5/97 -0800, you wrote: >Those of you who know, how do you pronounce Charlie Balogh's last name?   I have heard it pronounced two ways: BAY-LOG and BAY-LOW. I am sure that Charlie will correct me if this is wrong, but I believe it is BAY-LOW.   If I am wrong, Charlie, please correct me! :):):)   Dan    
(back) Subject: Re. Organs in Germany From: Gudrun Siedersleben <gudrun.siedersleben@mch.sni.de> Date: Wed, 05 Nov 1997 16:26:09 +0100   Hello,   this mail is coming from Germany.   I often read the PipeChat and realized, that there must exist a lot of American choir and organ music, we normally do not know and do not hear here.   Therefore I would find it boring hearing you play Pachelbel, Bach, Rheinberger and all this stuff. Play your music!   Gudrun  
(back) Subject: Re: Question on Phono Record Storage From: WBrandes@aol.com Date: Wed, 5 Nov 1997 11:37:30 -0500 (EST)   Vernon, If they are just sentimental, why don't you frame a few and flip the rest. Storage problem resolved and you've created an heirloom. Bill  
(back) Subject: Re. Organs in Germany From: "TM LAMMERS" <T.Lammers@fontys.nl> Date: Wed, 5 Nov 1997 17:46:14 CET   > > Therefore I would find it boring hearing you play Pachelbel, Bach, > Rheinberger and all this stuff. Play your music! > I don't think this music will ever be boring to me................   Greetings from the Netherlands (as you'll know Germany's neighbour)   Tom   -= Tom Lammers =- T.Lammers@fontys.nl  
(back) Subject: Re: strange pipe-hammond on TV last night Dan Ackroyd show From: "Richard B. Ahlvin" <rahlvin@magnolia.net> Date: Wed, 05 Nov 1997 11:01:16 -0600   Jerrell Kautz wrote: > > I'll be the first to admit I never watch TV, and I don't even mind that I > have no idea what the name of the show was but it was Dan Ackroyd being the > preacher in some church, and it appears to be a sitcom. > > Anyway what looked like a Moller Pipe Organ console in the scene turned out > to be a Hammond, however the pedal board looked AGO.   Of course the RT3 has an AGO pedalboard!   > Has anyone seen this closer up? Is it just a prop or what model hammond is > it in a differnet box? Odd, as the church looked pretty gospel to me, that > they would even try to dress up a hammond but instead just use a B-3 to > begin with.   -- Richard B. Ahlvin  
(back) Subject: Re: Pronunciation and Hammonds From: Lewwill@aol.com Date: Wed, 5 Nov 1997 12:56:38 -0500 (EST)   Dear Dan & list folk   Chaz pronounces his last name (Balogh) as Bay-Law. Not BayWatch, but Bay-Law, accent on the first syllable.   Speaking of Hammonds, what happend to Eddie Dunsteder's famous 3-manual model that he recorded on?   Lew  
(back) Subject: Paul Opel Re: to o-builders & o-techs. &AGO members From: krummhorn8@juno.com (Jason D Comet) Date: Wed, 5 Nov 1997 16:17:53 -0500     On Mon, 3 Nov 1997 09:20:18 -0400 Paul Opel <popel@sover.net> writes: >F'rinstance, there's a 7 rank two manual C.E. Morey tracker for sale >in my >town, good mechanical condition but missing ranks, that should go for >about >$750. Four ranks of pipes and moving might make it a few thousand, but >certainly under $5K. I'd get it myself if I had room- it's 7' 2" wide >and >about 10' deep, with the pedals and bench space. (It's a left front >corner >case). > >Paul Opel   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I play a C.E.Morey Pipe Organ. It's in my home church.   It looks like it used mostly used pipes. Like: The fifteenth4' on the pedal (seperate rank) some of the pipes has "Oboe" imprinted on the upper lip. If you go up the scale on the OPen Diapason *' on the great, it sounds like it uses two different ranks. Bottom of the rank is new, the top 3 (?) octaves are like all lead. some of the mixture pipes has "diap. sw." on them indicating the Swell Diapason. Some of the Bourdon rank has Sw. Dia. on them also. It's weird. I myself think that Morey used pipes and parts left and right. The rectifier has a manufaturers date on it. Can you guess? 1910 The organ was bought in 1920-21. It's a mess! I wish the organ was gutted out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Now, back to the subject. What is the stop list and the ranks present? I will think about it. I only want the pipework. (and possibly the keyboards and/or the pedal board, pallets, trackers, stop knobs, etc... OKay! I want all the parts!!!!!!) :-)   So long for now,   Jason Comet Krummhorn8@juno.com |\ | \ O  
(back) Subject: RCPT: Re. Organs in Germany From: "Andrew Wallace" <awallace@CSU.edu.au> Date: Thu, 6 Nov 1997 9:04:53 GMT+10   Confirmation of reading: your message -   Date: 5 Nov 97 17:46 To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: Re. Organs in Germany   Was read at 9:04, 6 Nov 1997.       * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Andrew R. Wallace * * Senior Lecturer in Education, * * Charles Sturt University, * * PO Box 588, Wagga Wagga. NSW. 2678. * * AUSTRALIA. * * * * Phone: 069 33 2375 * * Fax: 069 33 2888 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  
(back) Subject: Worcester (MA) Organs From: DM726@delphi.com Date: Wed, 05 Nov 1997 18:30:10 -0500 (EST)   Although I only have direct experience with two, there are some wonderful organs in Worcester. The Kimball in the War Memorial Auditorium is one, All Saints Church large "French" Aeolian-Skinner, The First Baptist Reuter, and Mechanics Hall organ (I havn't heard it yet) would get my votes. Cheers, Dave McPeak  
(back) Subject: St. John the Divine From: ROBIN88866@aol.com Date: Wed, 5 Nov 1997 19:37:30 -0500 (EST)   Hello everyone,   Might anyone possibly direct me to a resource for information on the pipe organ in St. John the Divine in New York City? I am particularly interested in the specification of this instrument.   Cheers,   Robin  
(back) Subject: Re: St. John the Divine From: David Scribner <david@blackiris.com> Date: Wed, 5 Nov 1997 20:15:08 -0600   >Hello everyone, > >Might anyone possibly direct me to a resource for information on the pipe >organ in St. John the Divine in New York City? I am particularly interested >in the specification of this instrument. > >Cheers, > >Robin > Robin   There is a book called "The Great Organ at the Cathedral of St. John The Divine - A Plan For Restoration" It contains a Description, History and Condition of the Organ. It is probably the most factual book about the instrument that there is.   You can get a copy of it from:   The Organ Historical Society P.O. Box 26811 Richmond, VA 23261 804-353-9226   The Cost is $25.95 to non-members and $19.95 to Members Plus $2.50 shipping via 4th Class Mail   Membership in the OHS is $27.00 a year (CHEAP) and includes a subscription to "The Tracker"   David   ********************************** David Scribner Black Iris Consulting 4775 Balmoral Drive Pensacola, FL 32504-9174 850-478-9635 - Voice 850-476-0711 - Fax david@blackiris.com      
(back) Subject: Re: Wichita WurliTzer Weekend - Afterglow From: "Roger" <pamnroy@wolfenet.com> Date: Wed, 5 Nov 1997 18:27:14 -0800   And hats off to you for such a fine commentary. I really did enjoy readi= ng them.   ---------- > From: MightyYKW@aol.com > To: pipechat@pipechat.org; pipeorg-l@albany.edu; CoupMK@aol.com; awicks@vornado.com > Subject: Wichita WurliTzer Weekend - Afterglow > Date: Wednesday, November 05, 1997 12:48 AM >=20 > Sorry this is a bit late - had a lot to do when I got back. >=20 > Wichita Wurlitzer Weekend - Day 3 =93Afterglow=94 >=20 > Sunday afforded us an opportunity to see and hear the Miller Theatre organ > which is located in the home of Mike and Karen Coup, known as =93Stonepoint=94, a > few short miles outside of town in a nice wooded area by the Little Arkansas > River. This organ, originally the 3 manual 11 rank instrument, WurliTze= r Opus > 515, has been expanded to 19 ranks and installed in a manner that speak= s > directly into the room and voiced accordingly. Clark Wilson played two > back-to-back programs that really showed off the fine balances that hav= e been > achieved - I agree with the printed description of a =93clear, bright a= nd > colorful ensemble with beautiful solo voices=94. I sat rather close to = the > front, and would recommend being a bit further back in the room for the best > blend. The swell shades open out towards the side walls, and I suspect that > you get some side-wall reflections plus the direct sound further back f= or a > richer sound. A quick look at the console revealed some of the addition= s: a > Solo String to 16=92, a Dulciana and Unda Maris, Brass Trumpet and Sax (both > new from Trivo). Interestingly, the console is pneumatic, but does not use > Wurlitzer action and is relatively quiet. >=20 > Clark=92s program included the theme from Beauty and the Beast, a bounc= y > Turkish Towel, 3 by Cole Porter: It=92s Delovely (ala Ashley Miller), I= n the > Still of the Night (sort of ala George Wright) and a jazzy You=92re the Top. > Some quieter selections included My Romance and The Fountain Reverie by Percy > Fletcher - very nicely done. Clark finished up with a hair-raising Dan= ce > Macabre. As on Saturday, Clark Wilson=92s playing was consistently clea= n and > accurate yet also very expressive and carefully phrased. Even though so= me 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 val= ues, and I > thoroughly enjoyed all of his programs. Hats off to WTO for creating th= is > fine instrument and to Clark for showing it off so well as a fine endin= g to a > great weekend. >=20 > - Cory Edelman >=20 > "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: St. John the Divine From: DM726@delphi.com Date: Wed, 05 Nov 1997 22:08:43 -0500 (EST)   You cand find the specification on the Osiris Archive. Cheers Dave McPeak