PipeChat Digest #113 - Saturday, October 25, 1997
 
Dorothy Over the Rainbow
  by <rnickel@itol.com>
Re: Dorothy Over the Rainbow
  by <danbel@earthlink.net>
Re: Organ pumpers
  by KARL W KELLER <kwkeller@juno.com>
Re: Dorothy Over the Rainbow
  by Jim Zimmerman <zimmerman@chem.purdue.edu>
Phone # Help???
  by <danbel@earthlink.net>
Organ Pumpers
  by Richard Schneider <arpncorn@dave-world.net>
IRC Chat tonight
  by Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca>
FWD:  Antique organ - Please reply privately!
  by Dr. Peter G. Pocock <pgpocock@ix.netcom.com>
A Very Bad Scene
  by <danbel@earthlink.net>
AGO Video?
  by Shirley <pnst@itw.com>
Re: AGO Video?
  by David Scribner <david@blackiris.com>
Re: Dorothy Over the Rainbow
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
Re: AGO Video?
  by bruce cornely <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: AGO Video?
  by Frank Johnson <usd465@horizon.hit.net>
Re: AGO Video?
  by David Scribner <david@blackiris.com>
 


(back) Subject: Dorothy Over the Rainbow From: <rnickel@itol.com> Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 07:54:15 -0500   Someone mentioned this CD. I've not heard of it. More info, please? Respond privately to <rnickel@itol.com>. Thanks.   Bob    
(back) Subject: Re: Dorothy Over the Rainbow From: danbel@earthlink.net Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 05:59:18 -0700 (PDT)   At 07:54 AM 10/24/97 -0500, you wrote: >Someone mentioned this CD. I've not heard of it. More info, please? >Respond privately to <rnickel@itol.com>. Thanks. >   I have only heard bits and pieces of this but have heard WONDERFUL comments on it from people whose musical opinions are quite respected. Check out the particulars on the Pro Organo home page.   djb    
(back) Subject: Re: Organ pumpers From: kwkeller@juno.com (KARL W KELLER) Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 08:58:39 EDT   Bob Conway, in his recent post, tells of pumping organs in London during the mid-thirties.   Gosh Bob, you have given away your age. After reading your posts for the past couple of years I had you pictured as being 35-40 years of age. Regardless, I hope you live to see 100+.   Karl Musica est Dei donum optimi  
(back) Subject: Re: Dorothy Over the Rainbow From: Jim Zimmerman <zimmerman@chem.purdue.edu> Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 08:49:42 -0500   At 07:54 AM 10/24/97 -0500, Bob Nickel wrote: >Someone mentioned this CD. (Dorothy over the Rainbow) I've not heard of it. More info, please?   Since I was the one who brought it up, I'll respond publicly for the benefit of others who may be interested. The "Dorothy over the Rainbow" CD is available directly through Pro Organo. Their phone number is (800) 336-2224 VOICE and (219) 271-9191 FAX. Mailing address is : P.O. Box 8338, South Bend, IN 46660-8338. Cost is $15.00 + $3.00 shipping. Shipping & handling charge is waived if you order 2 or more items.   Pro Organo Disk # CD7080 contents are:   Trisagion Conditor Alme Siderum Hodie Christus Natus Est (with Cathedral Choristers) O Pavlos Stin Thalassa (with Bass/guitar, egyptian tambourine, Irish Frame Drum) Picardy Auld Lang Syne The Lake (with Soprano Sax) Deep Blue (with Humpback whales) Somewhere Over the Rainbow Salzburg    
(back) Subject: Phone # Help??? From: danbel@earthlink.net Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 09:18:01 -0700 (PDT)   Greetings.....   I am looking for the telephone numbers for Geoff Patterson in Toronto and Godfrey Fisher in Kingston, Ontario. If anyone has this info would you be so kind as to email me privately? :)   Thanks in advance for your help!!   Dan Bellomy    
(back) Subject: Organ Pumpers From: Richard Schneider <arpncorn@dave-world.net> Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 11:14:11 -0700   On Fri, 24 Oct 1997 03:17:32 -0400 Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca> wrote:   > Don't knock it guys! I am probably one of the few remaining organ > blower boys! We didn't get paid for it either, ours was a penance, of > sorts!   Speaking of Pennance:   Apparently, manual organ blowing is (was) a job so disliked that it has been used as an ever-present threat, even with a view towards Eternity!   I once had an older blower who passed along an axiom by which I live. I have no idea who started this concept, as I'm sure it wasn't him. Maybe someone who recognizes this thought may know the TRUE origins.   It is reputed that no one should be desirous of being a "bad" organbuilder (you can define that however you wish for the purposes of this exercise) because we are given to understand that our Eternal Reward, if we're "bad" organbuilders is that we'll wind-up being Organ Pumpers in Hell.   Hopefully, I won't have TOO many sins for which to atone by this rather "double-jepordy" (being in hell for one, and having to pump an organ for the other!) method in the Hereafter. . .   Everyone have a great weekend!   Faithfully,     / ^ ^ \ { (O) (O) } --------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      
(back) Subject: IRC Chat tonight From: Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca> Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 16:04:03 -0400   We shall be on-line tonight with the IRC PipeChat from 9.00 pm EDT until we all fall asleep at the wheel.   You can find us on Anothernet #Pipechat.   Topics are anything you might like to talk about, - sometimes we even talk matters organic! It is a good free-for-all discussion, for PipeChat-L members to get to know each other and swap experiences.   So we all remain friends!   See you there, Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca> Organic DeeJay Emeritus, - but back in the saddle for this Session! CFRC-FM 101.9 MHz Radio Queen's University Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6 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       Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca> Organic DeeJay Emeritus, - but back in the saddle for this Session! CFRC-FM 101.9 MHz Radio Queen's University Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6 CANADA    
(back) Subject: FWD: Antique organ - Please reply privately! From: "Dr. Peter G. Pocock" <pgpocock@ix.netcom.com> Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 16:00:44 -0700   Hi everyone,   If anyone can help Eloise with regard to her query, please reply privately.   Thanks,   Pete!   =======FORWARDED MESSAGE=========   Date: Thu, 23 Oct 1997 04:18:39 -0400 From: Eloise McCartney <Eloise_McCartney@prodigy.net> To: admin@pipechat.org Subject: Antique organ   Dear Friend,   I have been searching for a long time for information on a reed pipe organ which I have inherited. It was made by a company Waterloo in New York. I am guessing it to be from about the years 1870-1880. Is quite elaborate with a heavy cherry casing and a mirrored elaborate top. Inside it has a church music bo0k from the year 1872.   It was purchased by my grandfather, Dr. George W. Lewis from a church around the turn of the century. I would be most grateful for more informaton about this organ, it's maker, current value. etc.   Sincerely,   Eloise Lewis McCartney          
(back) Subject: A Very Bad Scene From: danbel@earthlink.net Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 17:44:51 -0700 (PDT)   Hi everybody.....   I would like to take up a little bandwidth to describe a "happening", for lack of a better word, and then ask you for your opinions.   An organist arrives to do a playing engagement on a particular theatre pipe organ. It is a very important bit of playing and the instrument and player need to be in top form. The instrument and it's caretaker have a reputation for being "top flight."   Since it has been only a few weeks since the instrument was last used, a little touch up tuning should be all that is necessary. The instrument is always under lock and key and the chambers locked. The caretaker has the only keys to the chambers and they are never unlocked without the caretaker being in the building.   There was ONE isolated period of time when the organ was up and the chambers open without the caretaker in attendance. This was during a concert practice session by a VERY well known and well respected international concert and recording artist. The artist was alone in the building for practice only and because of this wonderful reputation, it was felt there would certainly be no problems.   The organist in for the gig a few weeks later arrives to find the pressure increased on the Tibia. The Main and Solo tremulants have been totally altered. Weights have been removed from regulators and hidden under windlines. "S" clamps removed and also hidden. There was most likely re-regulation done to the Tibia to some extent due to the pressure change. The organist sits down and wonders why a regular chord sags the trems to the point of stopping on an instrument which to this point has been ROCK solid in it's tuning, regulation, and everything else. The above alterations were discovered by the caretaker. It was also later discovered that these changes could possibly have put undue stress on the already semi-ailing blower....which gave up and blew a main bearing the next day. The end result was that the entire session of the second organist had to be cancelled...money lost.....time lost....and damage done to the poor instrument. The caretaker had to take time off from a paying job to fix the problems on the instrument which did, by the way, belong totally to HIM!   How do you see this? It seems pretty clear to me that the "previous" "artist" had done the all too familiar "dog making his mark" job on the instrument without regard for anything or anyone else but himself and what HE wanted and consequently at least contributed (if not caused) these problems for this instrument and caretaker.....not to mention totally blowing a job for another organist.   How would you have felt if you were the caretaker and owner? How would you have felt as the "second" organist? How would it have made you feel toward the person doing this damage in the first place? I think I can pretty well answer that for the players AND caretakers in this group.....you would have been MORE than upset.....MORE than MAD.....just like I was on the flight back to Boston.   Comments? ....and thank you for letting me vent!   Dan      
(back) Subject: AGO Video? From: Shirley <pnst@itw.com> Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 21:53:47   Hey, folks!!!   Was channel surfing this evening, and came to a stop on one of the three public television stations we get through cable.   It was Gaylord Carter celebrating his 90th birthday at the Oakland Paramount, and featured Chris Elliott and Jim Riggs as well. Then the film moved to New York's St. Thomas Church and a Baptist church in Harlem.   What I saw of the presentation was a celebration of the pipe organ.   Was this the new AGO video?   --Shirley  
(back) Subject: Re: AGO Video? From: David Scribner <david@blackiris.com> Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 21:25:47 -0500   >Hey, folks!!! > >Was channel surfing this evening, and came to a stop on one of the three >public television stations we get through cable. > >It was Gaylord Carter celebrating his 90th birthday at the Oakland >Paramount, and featured Chris Elliott and Jim Riggs as well. Then the film >moved to New York's St. Thomas Church and a Baptist church in Harlem. > >What I saw of the presentation was a celebration of the pipe organ. > >Was this the new AGO video? > > --Shirley > Yes, Shirley What you saw was part of "Pulling Out All The Stops", the AGO, OHS, ATOS, etc. Video.   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: Dorothy Over the Rainbow From: ScottFop@aol.com Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 22:46:18 -0400 (EDT)   In a message dated 97-10-24 08:56:23 EDT, you write:   << Someone mentioned this CD. I've not heard of it. More info, please? >>   It's very fine, highly recommended, really and truly captures the St. John the Divine "sound." Get ut for your collection! Very enjoyable (whales, greek mariachi band and all!)   Scott Foppiano  
(back) Subject: Re: AGO Video? From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 22:49:11 -0400   Sounds like it. I have watched this video many times since I purchased it, and the only disappointing thing about it is that my name is not on it as a contributor. Sham on me for procrastinating. It is a wonderful, wonderful production. Kudos and a 21-tromba salute to all involved!   Bruce Cornely, organist (OHS & AGO) University United Methodist Church and Student Center Wicks ('56) 3/16r Gainesville Florida Dean, Gainesville Chapter AGO  
(back) Subject: Re: AGO Video? From: usd465@horizon.hit.net (Frank Johnson) Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 22:01:59 -0500   >Yes, Shirley What you saw was part of "Pulling Out All The Stops", the >AGO, OHS, ATOS, etc. Video. > >David   How and where can I acquire this video. I'm in Winfield, KS and never missed Gaylord when he played on the New York Paramount Wurlitzer in Wichita.   Frank R. Johnson (KA0API) Spirit of New Orleans - clarinet/leader 1922 E. 14th Winfield, KS 67156   Frank R. Johnson (KA0API) Spirit of New Orleans - clarinet/leader 1922 E. 14th Winfield, KS 67156      
(back) Subject: Re: AGO Video? From: David Scribner <david@blackiris.com> Date: Sat, 25 Oct 1997 00:46:44 -0500   >>Yes, Shirley What you saw was part of "Pulling Out All The Stops", the >>AGO, OHS, ATOS, etc. Video. >> >>David > >How and where can I acquire this video. I'm in Winfield, KS and never >missed Gaylord when he played on the New York Paramount Wurlitzer in >Wichita. > You can get it from AGO Headquarters in NY or from the OHS in Richmond. The number for AGO is 800-AGO-5115 and the number for OHS is 804-353-9226.   David   ********************************** David Scribner Black Iris Consulting 4775 Balmoral Drive Pensacola, FL 32504-9174 850-478-9635 - Voice 850-476-0711 - Fax david@blackiris.com