PipeChat Digest #81 - Tuesday, September 23, 1997
 
Re: Kiri Te Kanawa
  by Patricia R. Maimone <patmai@juno.com>
Re: Detatched consoles
  by Richard B. Ahlvin <rahlvin@magnolia.net>
RE: Ahlborne (was UK Value of a Compton electronic)
  by Wilkinson, Dan <wilkinson@mdaw.mdc.com>
a Great Humor List
  by Bob Luderer <bobsled@nji.com>
Re: Allen Theatre Organs
  by Shirley <pnst@itw.com>
RE: Detached consoles
  by Shirley <pnst@itw.com>
Re: Allen Theatre Organs
  by Gregory F. Klingler <klingler@IDT.NET>
Re: a Great Humor List
  by Shirley <pnst@itw.com>
Re: PipeChat Digest #80 - 09/22/97
  by Vernon Moeller <vernonm@ccsi.com>
Re: a Great Humor List
  by Ron Yost <musik@tcsn.net>
FWD: Hammond Parts -- Please help!
  by Dr. Peter G. Pocock <pgpocock@ix.netcom.com>
Re: Hammond Parts -- Please help!
  by <MFulk70776@aol.com>
Re: Hammond Parts -- Please help!
  by Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca>
The Organ at the Met
  by <ManderUSA@aol.com>
Re: Detached consoles
  by Ken <mewzishn@spec.net>
 


(back) Subject: Re: Kiri Te Kanawa From: patmai@juno.com (Patricia R. Maimone) Date: Mon, 22 Sep 1997 07:49:42 -0400   Sunday, 21 September's Arts & Leisure section of the New York Times has an ad on p.22 for the Metropolitan Opera. Capriccio (R. Strauss) was listed as a New Production being conducted by Andrew Davis with Kiri Te Kanawa et al. The Met Opera Premiere will be January 9, 1998, with several other performances to follow in that month. Sat, Jan 31 is a matinee; thus, that might be the nationwide broadcast.   To make this organic, does anyone know what kind of organ is at the Met? I attended only one Poulenc opera there many years ago.   Best wishes to all from the chilly Hudson Valley of New York State.. 37 degrees this morning..   Pat Maimone  
(back) Subject: Re: Detatched consoles From: "Richard B. Ahlvin" <rahlvin@magnolia.net> Date: Mon, 22 Sep 1997 08:22:47 -0500   Jason D Comet wrote: > <snip> > etc.... So, I was Thinking, Do they have a radio frequency > linkage????????????? You have a computer that scrambles up signals, from > the key switch, sends the computer signal to a radio transmitter, the > radio frequency carries the signal to a radio reciever, another computer > descrambles the signal, send a current to a relay, which activates the > pallet. This would handle the stop action, key action, and blower > switch. If you could have the console plug into a standard 120 volt > outlet, you coud have the console virtually any place ing the room. Maybe <snip> I think one or more of the current electronic relay systems available for pipe organs uses MIDI to communicate from the console to the pipe chamber (Peterson?, Z-tronix?.) There are several products on the market that transmit MIDI wirelessly (dual diversity UHF FM, infrared, etc.) So with the right choice for a relay, the remote console idea can be accomplished with off the shelf parts. Of course you would still need console power but a 12v automobile battery would provide power plenty of power for hours. The console of course would have to have electric (magnetic) stops..... -- Richard B. Ahlvin e-mail: rahlvin@magnolia.net  
(back) Subject: RE: Ahlborne (was UK Value of a Compton electronic) From: "Wilkinson, Dan" <wilkinson@mdaw.mdc.com> Date: 22 Sep 1997 07:52:42 U   There is a website that has information about the Ahlborne-Galanti Archive modules. There are 4 of them. The URL is: http://www.generalmusic.com/ahlborn/archive/index.htm _______________________________________________________________________________ From: PipeChat on Sun, Sep 21, 1997 12:03 PM Subject: Re: Ahlborne (was UK Value of a Compton electronic) To: PipeChat     > >Anybody have more info on Ahlborne, availability in the us, maybe a URL >or something???????? > >does it work with a MIDI keyboard or only organs? > >Bobby > _______________________________________________________________________________ YES. I can tell you pretty much everything about the Ahlborn-Galanti Archive Sound Modules. Where are you? Travers Koerner  
(back) Subject: a Great Humor List From: Bob Luderer <bobsled@nji.com> Date: Mon, 22 Sep 1997 09:27:13 -0700   Dear Pipechatters,   I get a good smile from this list every day, you may want to try it out. They often have humorous clips from church bulletins as well as some pretty funny stories! ...and it's free.   TO SUBSCRIBE Send an e-mail message to: <bills-punch-line-request@s1.net> In the body of the message (no subject required) type: <subscribe> Do not type any other words. Do not include brackets <>. Note the address is @s1 (one), not sl (L) That's all there is to it. You may unsubscribe at any time. Just thought you might like to try it.   Regards! Bobby!      
(back) Subject: Re: Allen Theatre Organs From: Shirley <pnst@itw.com> Date: Mon, 22 Sep 1997 09:45:12   At 13:59 09/21/97 -0700, you wrote: >Why not just buy a second hand WurliTzer or Robert Morton PIPE organ? They are fairly inexpensive and >you can restore much of it yourself and they are not all giants. > >-William C.   Cuz some of us don't have the room.... the space... or the acoustics to support one. A pipe organ is not the answer for everybody, or for every space.   --Shirley  
(back) Subject: RE: Detached consoles From: Shirley <pnst@itw.com> Date: Mon, 22 Sep 1997 09:42:34   At 15:43 09/21/97 +1000, Duncan Charig wrote: >Seriously though siting is most important as sound delay and echo can be important factors. > >Duncan Charig   ....not to mention the blend in sound. Abington's console is blessed MIDI innards and a very long umbilical cord to the blower that is below the sanctuary. The bench of the console normally rests against the back wall of the chancel, organist facing the congregation, chambers on both sides of the chancel facing each other. For orchestra and recital work, the organ is moved into the nave.   I have played the instrument in both places, and it sounds completely different "down front" than it does in the chancel. Quite an education.   --Shirley  
(back) Subject: Re: Allen Theatre Organs From: "Gregory F. Klingler" <klingler@IDT.NET> Date: Mon, 22 Sep 1997 13:23:06 -0400   Dear Doug,   I read with much interest your query regarding an electronic Theatre Organ. I'm facing the same dilemma however I don't even come close to being able to afford a newer electronic. One thing you may want to consider is to have Bob Walker of Walker Organs, 610-966-2515. I know Bob fairly well and he is a FANATIC about realism!!!   During recent conversations with him, he disclosed that he now has the ability to reproduce ANY original Theatre Organ or combination of them on a custom built basis (i.e.. actual Wurlitzer, Kimball, Moller, etc. or combination). What he usually does is to get an older Rodgers or Allen theatre organ and "gut it" and replace the electronics with his custom organ samples. [One recent conversion was a Rodgers 33-E in which he installed a second stop bulster and associated magnetic combination actions and made a reproduction Wurlitzer (I'm not sure of the ranks, stop number, etc.). Don't quote me but, I think this job ran about $20,000. I also think that he can offer second touch retrofits.]   If you've been reading the posts over the past few months, you should have seen the comments regarding Bob's excellent work. I know of a recent church installation that received raved reviews.   When I can get enough cash together, this is the path I mast likely will take in the pursuit of an authentic sounding Theatre Organ. Until then, I'll probably pick up an older Rodgers, Allen or Conn for practice then have Bob retrofit it.   He's a very busy fellow but why not give him a call? This may be the answer you've been looking for.   Hope this was helpful.   Greg Klingler Organist - Gateway Cathedral, Staten Island, NY    
(back) Subject: Re: a Great Humor List From: Shirley <pnst@itw.com> Date: Mon, 22 Sep 1997 14:00:21   This is a fun list.   I just unsubbed from it tho.... all the bandwidth-busting ads for the business he has combined with requests for money to support the list got to me. That and his request to forward the subscription information to everybody we know.... presumably so more people will see the ads for his business.   There's an awful lot to scroll through before you get to the good stuff.   What I eventually did was to subscribe to some of the other humor lists where Bill gets his material.   Bill also runs the church-music mailing list, btw.   --Shirley   At 09:27 09/22/97 -0700, you wrote: >Dear Pipechatters, > >I get a good smile from this list every day, you may want to try it >out. They often have humorous clips from church bulletins as well as >some pretty funny stories! ...and it's free. > > > TO SUBSCRIBE > Send an e-mail message to: <bills-punch-line-request@s1.net> > In the body of the message (no subject required) type: <subscribe> > Do not type any other words. Do not include brackets <>. > Note the address is @s1 (one), not sl (L) > > That's all there is to it. You may unsubscribe at any time. Just >thought you might like to try it. > >Regards! >Bobby!    
(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #80 - 09/22/97 From: Vernon Moeller <vernonm@ccsi.com> Date: Mon, 22 Sep 1997 13:31:00   Sorry this is so far off topic, but this is the only musicians' list I subscribe to, so here goes:   Does anybody have a copy of "The Blind Ploughman"? It is an old warhorse, for baritones, I think. The gist of it all is in the final few lines which end something like "God made my eyes blind that my soul might see!" It's a real tear-jerker. I used to be the studio accompanist for a dear friend who gave voice lessons, and this was one that nearly all his baritones had to learn.   I rather like playing over the old tunes now and then, and whenever "The Lost Chord" finds its way to the piano, I reminisce over "The Blind Ploughman," since they seem to be of the same ilk, as I recall.   If there is a way to obtain a copy legally, please respond via the list. Otherwise, please respond privately.   Thanks!   \/\/\    
(back) Subject: Re: a Great Humor List From: Ron Yost <musik@tcsn.net> Date: Mon, 22 Sep 1997 17:21:27 -0700   Hi Shirley! :)   Thanks for the info .. I was leery of that list as I've had similar results from other so-called 'humor' lists.   Would you (or anyone else :) please let us in on the 'good'n'funny' lists you do find enjoyable?   Thank You .. much appreciated .. Giggles-r-Great! :)   Ron Yost Paso Robles, CA U.S.A.     At 02:00 7:24 PM 9/22/97, you wrote: >This is a fun list. > >I just unsubbed from it tho.... all the bandwidth-busting ads for the >business he has combined with requests for money to support the list got to >me. That and his request to forward the subscription information to >everybody we know.... presumably so more people will see the ads for his >business. > >There's an awful lot to scroll through before you get to the good stuff. > >What I eventually did was to subscribe to some of the other humor lists >where Bill gets his material. > >Bill also runs the church-music mailing list, btw. > > --Shirley    
(back) Subject: FWD: Hammond Parts -- Please help! From: "Dr. Peter G. Pocock" <pgpocock@ix.netcom.com> Date: Mon, 22 Sep 1997 17:21:06 -0700   The message below was sent to Pipechat Admin. If anyone can help this person, please email them privately.   Pete!   Forwarded Message: ---------------------------   From: martinmg@mail.on.rogers.wave.ca To: admin@pipechat.org Date: Mon, 22 Sep 1997 20:11:15 +0000 Subject: Please help! Priority: normal X-mailer: Pegasus Mail for Win32 (v2.42) Sender: <admin@pipechat.org> List-Software: LetterRip 2.0.1 by Fog City Software, Inc. List-Unsubscribe: <mailto:requests@pipechat.org?subject=unsubscribe%20admin>   Hi, I hope I'm not in breach of any net ettiquette by appealing to you directly. I'm just holding out my hand and asking for your kind assistance. My parents have an old Northern Hammond organ B.C 25 cycle. I hope to locate two O-ring drive belts for it, one for the main generator and one for the chorus. I've e-mailed various organ dealers and I've been told these parts are non-existent. But surely within the knowledge pool of your chat clientelle someone might know of a used one somewhere or an obscure source that I could contact. It would mean a lot to me and my family to have the organ playing again in the winter holidays. Is there any way I can post this request with my e-mail address to see if anyone out there can help me? Or can you offer any advice on how I might go about solving my problem? I would appreciate any consideration you can give me. Thanks.   M. Mason-Grant        
(back) Subject: Re: Hammond Parts -- Please help! From: MFulk70776@aol.com Date: Mon, 22 Sep 1997 21:33:11 -0400 (EDT)   Below is a message forwarded to Pipechat, another list. I thought that perhaps some of our Canadian friends might be able to help.   << Forwarded Message: --------------------------- From: martinmg@mail.on.rogers.wave.ca Hi, I hope I'm not in breach of any net ettiquette by appealing to you directly. I'm just holding out my hand and asking for your kind assistance. My parents have an old Northern Hammond organ B.C 25 cycle. I hope to locate two O-ring drive belts for it, one for the main generator and one for the chorus. I've e-mailed various organ dealers and I've been told these parts are non-existent. But surely within the knowledge pool of your chat clientelle someone might know of a used one somewhere or an obscure source that I could contact. It would mean a lot to me and my family to have the organ playing again in the winter holidays. Is there any way I can post this request with   my e-mail address to see if anyone out there can help me? Or can you offer any advice on how I might go about solving my problem? I would appreciate any consideration you can give me. Thanks. M. Mason-Grant    
(back) Subject: Re: Hammond Parts -- Please help! From: Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca> Date: Mon, 22 Sep 1997 22:02:11 -0400   I would take the old O rings to a Machine Supply Store and ask for them to match the old ones. Our local machine suppliers sell them all sizes.   Bob Conway.   At 09:33 PM 9/22/97 -0400, you wrote: >Below is a message forwarded to Pipechat, another list. I thought that >perhaps some of our Canadian friends might be able to help. > ><< > Forwarded Message: > --------------------------- > > From: martinmg@mail.on.rogers.wave.ca > > Hi, I hope I'm not in breach of any net ettiquette by appealing to you > directly. I'm just holding out my hand and asking for your kind > assistance. My parents have an old Northern Hammond organ B.C 25 > cycle. I hope to locate two O-ring drive belts for it, one for the > main generator and one for the chorus. I've e-mailed various > organ dealers and I've been told these parts are non-existent. > But surely within the knowledge pool of your chat clientelle someone > might know of a used one somewhere or an obscure source that I could > contact. > It would mean a lot to me and my family to have the organ playing > again in the winter holidays. Is there any way I can post this request with > > my e-mail address to see if anyone out there can help me? Or can you > offer any advice on how I might go about solving my problem? I would > appreciate any consideration you can give me. Thanks. > > M. Mason-Grant > > > > > > >"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: The Organ at the Met From: ManderUSA@aol.com Date: Mon, 22 Sep 1997 22:07:25 -0400 (EDT)   In a message dated 97-09-22 13:03:34 EDT, under the misleading subject heading "Kiri Te Kanawa," Pat writes :-)   << does anyone know what kind of organ is at the Met? I attended only one Poulenc opera there many years ago. >>   Someone on the list will know more, and even have the specification, I suspect. It is a backstage AEolian-Skinner, specially designed for the demands of opera scores (of which there are more asking for organ than one might suspect). This means a big 32' on a rather small instrument, for example. Kinzey/Lawn shows it as Opus 1444, 2-Manuals, 1963. A check with the PipOrg-L archives, probably for 1996, should turn up an interesting thread on the subject of the organ in operas.   Cheers,   Malcolm Wechsler N. P. Mander, Ltd. - U. S. A. www.mander-organs.com    
(back) Subject: Re: Detached consoles From: Ken <mewzishn@spec.net> Date: Tue, 23 Sep 1997 01:18:58 +0000   Shirley wrote:   > For orchestra and recital work, the organ > is moved into the nave.   Not to be picky, but isn't that the console that's moved into the nave? Moving the organ for a concert or recital seems to be a rather major undertaking. <vbg>   Ken Sybesma