PipeChat Digest #100 - Saturday, October 11, 1997
Stadium Organ U.Va.?
  by <DM726@delphi.com>
RE: Question???????
  by Wildhirt, Richard <Richard.Wildhirt@PSS.Boeing.com>
Concert announcement Northern NJ, USA
  by Adam Levin <alevin@advance.net>
Did you hear the one . . .
  by Wildhirt, Richard <Richard.Wildhirt@PSS.Boeing.com>
Looking for older Theatre Organ magazines
  by Gregory F. Klingler <klingler@IDT.NET>
Re: Looking for older Theatre Organ magazines
  by <NFexec@aol.com>
***Sneak Peak - AGO National Convention***
  by <TheNEORG@aol.com>

(back) Subject: Stadium Organ U.Va.? From: DM726@delphi.com Date: Wed, 08 Oct 1997 10:31:13 -0400 (EDT)   Years ago, my father told me about an organ in the football stadium at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. (He was class or "25") Does anyone know anything about this? Does it still exist? who built it?   Thanks, Dave McPeak  
(back) Subject: RE: Question??????? From: "Wildhirt, Richard" <Richard.Wildhirt@PSS.Boeing.com> Date: Fri, 10 Oct 1997 08:08:28 -0700   Before you embark on this project, be sure to read the "Owning Your Own Organ" series of articles in the September/October 1997 Theater Organ. Some sobering guidelines in there.   R   > ---------- > From: Nelson and Tracy Denton[SMTP:ndenton434@bigwave.ca] > Sent: Thursday, October 09, 1997 3:41 PM > To: pipechat@pipechat.org > Subject: Re: Question??????? > > At 09:29 PM 10/9/97 -0400, you wrote: > >Could you possibly put a cathedral sized organ on a very low wind > >pressure and fit it in about an average house and a half sized > church? > >(Please say yes :-) ) > > > >Jason Comet > > Well it depends on whether you plan to live in the house or not :-))) > > > A few observations from a rather sleepy guy. . . . > > A cathedral sized organ will take up a big space. Does your > house/church > have this kind of extra room? You will require a high ceiling for > the > larger pipes to stand upright in unless you plan to place them > horizontally > in the room. A large room is required for the bass tones to be > properly > produced. and to allow the sound to mix in the room. > > Is your flooring capable of withstanding 15 to 20+ tons of hardware > piled > on it. Plus the vibration an organ of this size will create? > > Are you planning to build an organ with new pipes and chestwork, or > use old > pipework on old chestwork? > It is very difficult to successfully lower the windpressure on an > organ and > still have the pipes and chestwork sound the same and operate > properly. - > It's better to start with a small scale organ and add small scale > pipework > to it than to try to soften a 15" WurliTzer Diaphonic Diapason into a > 2" > Gemshorn. Ok "SMG" could probably do this and make it sing, but we > are > talking real world organs here. > > Do you have the money and time to put in to a project of this > magnitude? > Remember an organ always costs 10 times as much as you think it would > and > takes 5 years longer to install than you thought it would. > > Does your spouse and children agree with you on this project? If > they do > get it in writing now! > > Build a DOGHOUSE FIRST you will spend a great deal of the rest of > your > life in it anyways so you might as well get it set up to match your > dreamworld lifestyle. > > There really are members on this list who have such beasts in their > homes > and still have time for writing e-mails to each other. ( of course > they > have no other lives or families -but what the heck. :- )))) > > The life span of a person who embarks on such a project is very short. > Get > a good life insurance policy first. > > They call home pipe organs "Widow Makers" don't they? > > Above all YES IT IS POSSIBLE!!!! > > > P.S. Now for An unashamed free plug for a very good company. . . > > For all those who wish to "Do it Yourself" ( and especially the > very > Serious types too) Check out the > New 1997-98 LEE VALLEY TOOLS CATALOGUE $5.00 cdn refundable with > first > purchase. > > @http://www.leevalley.com > > 252 full colour pages of specialized woodworking, clockmaking, toy, > musical instrument, hobby, gardening and other tools and supplies. > > Check out the Harpsicord on page 249 > > It's to die for stuff. :-)))) I've got at least one of > everything*. > > > ( *but only on my christmas wish list :-((((( ) > Nelson E. Denton > R. A. Denton and Son > Pipe Organ Builders > Hamilton Ontario Canada > > "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: Concert announcement Northern NJ, USA From: Adam Levin <alevin@advance.net> Date: Fri, 10 Oct 1997 13:56:08 -0400 (EDT)     Date: October 12, 1997 Time: 04:00PM Country: US State: NJ City: Newark Zipcode: 07104 Performer: Peter Stoltzfus Venue: Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart Cost: $10.00 suggested donation Comments: The French Symphonists -- Organist and Minister of Music at historic Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims in Brooklyn, and previous Assistant Organist at St. Thomas Church in New York City, this talented musician will present a program including musi c of the French Symphonists Vierne and Widor, as well as works of Bach and Sowerby. For more information or directions, call (973)484-4600      
(back) Subject: Did you hear the one . . . From: "Wildhirt, Richard" <Richard.Wildhirt@PSS.Boeing.com> Date: Fri, 10 Oct 1997 08:52:41 -0700   .. . . about the fellow who died and went up to the pearly gates? Upon approaching St. Peter's desk, the good saint looked up and inquired as to the man's intentions. He said that he was ready to go into heaven.   St. Peter replied, "Just what makes you think you belong here?"   The man replied that he had tried to live a good life, was faithful to his wife, honest in his business affairs, a good churchman, etc.   St. Peter said that was all well and good but there had to be more if he wanted to get in.   He then asked the man what he had done for a living. The man replied that he had been an organist and choirmaster in the Lutheran church for more than 40 years.   St. Peter pressed a big red button on his desk and there immediately appeared Herald Angels with trumpets blaring and the gates began to swing open. St. Peter said, "Welcome, my dear good man. You have been granted immediate admittance, for you have already had more than your share of hell!"   Richard Wildhirt Renton Site Integration (425) 234-8051   "Sometimes I get the feeling the whole world's against me. But that's not really true. Some of the smaller countries are neutral." --Robert Orben  
(back) Subject: Looking for older Theatre Organ magazines From: "Gregory F. Klingler" <klingler@IDT.NET> Date: Fri, 10 Oct 1997 18:15:52 -0400   Hi,   Anyone out there looking to dispose of older Theatre Organ magazines please let me know, I want them (research, history, etc.)   Thanks,   Gregory F. Klingler    
(back) Subject: Re: Looking for older Theatre Organ magazines From: NFexec@aol.com Date: Fri, 10 Oct 1997 21:58:26 -0400 (EDT)   I don't have any for sale, but have nearly the entire collection (except the most recent couple of years) starting in 1959. If you have a specific question, ask away - I'll see if I can find it for you. (I also have several "Bombarde", "Console", "Tibia", etc mags too)  
(back) Subject: ***Sneak Peak - AGO National Convention*** From: TheNEORG@aol.com Date: Fri, 10 Oct 1997 22:52:11 -0400 (EDT)   Hey folks!   Just wanted to let you know there is a sneak peak of the AGO National 1998 convention at   http://www.agohq.org/denver   Let me know what you think!   Thanks again for your help.   Len   Len Levasseur The Northeast Organist tneorg@aol.com PO Box 747 http://www.tneorg.com Lawrence, MA 01842-1547 Fax:1-508-970-1133 Phone: 1-800-841-4030