PipeChat Digest #83 - Thursday, September 25, 1997
 
Re: Detached consoles
  by John L. Speller <jlspeller@stlnet.com>
Re: Detached consoles
  by bruce cornely <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: Detatched console
  by Ken and Chris Potter <tracker@j51.com>
Off topic responses
  by bruce cornely <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Fonteyn En Gaal Organs
  by Nelson and Tracy Denton <ndenton434@bigwave.ca>
Re: PipeChat Digest #82 - 09/24/97
  by <MUSCUR@aol.com>
Re: Detatched console
  by Edmund Needham <ascension@igc.org>
Re: Fonteyn En Gaal Organs
  by TM LAMMERS <T.Lammers@fontys.nl>
 


(back) Subject: Re: Detached consoles From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Wed, 24 Sep 1997 07:49:31 -0500 (CDT)     >>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>   This reminds me of the occasion when a coworker of mine was installing a new console in an organ in central Pennsylvania. As he was doing so a woman from the church was doing the flowers and commented, "it's nice the church is getting a new organ!" My friend replied, "That is just the keydesk or console, not the organ. The organ is up there!" (pointing to 16' facade pipes across the chancel.) "Oh! my God!" she said, "My sister just bought a new organ at the mall and they only gave her the keyboard part. She was ripped off!"   John.    
(back) Subject: Re: Detached consoles From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Wed, 24 Sep 1997 10:13:28 -0400   >My sister just got a new organ at the mall >and they only gave her the keyboard part   reminds me of the installation of a new pipe organ in a church, to which the organist had encouraged an organist friend to view the installation. After visiting the installation, she reported, "I didn't see the new organ, but they were installing an incredible air-conditioning system in the front of the church."   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: Detatched console From: tracker@j51.com (Ken and Chris Potter) Date: Wed, 24 Sep 1997 11:45:34 -0500   Ed Needham writes:   > > ...though I can think of at least one venue for which this is true: >Trinity Church, Princeton. If I remember correctly, the entire tracker >instrument is rolled down the nave toward the crossing for concert work, and >rolled back against the west wall for services. Particulars, anyone? > >Ed Needham   YIKES!!!! Seeing as how the big Casavant is up on a way big concrete platform in the back, this ain't practical. What ur really thinkin about it that they have a wee little Casavant continuo of 4 ranks, a stock model worked up by Gerhard Brunzema that is on casters. Grace Church, Nyack, and Westminster Choir College have identical ones. Westminster uses theirs for touring. The Grace Church continuo used to be rented out to the NY Choral Society for their concerts till their station wagon had a wreck on the TZ bridge and it had to go back to Canada for a complete rebuild. Since then it stays in the church. I've played chapel funerals on it and it's really a joy to play - if you remember to lock the castors so it doesn't roll away from you during a hymn.   I once played a joke on a friend who was organist there. He was practicing away on the big organ in the back and I snuck in and turned on the continuo and stuck a pencil in one of the keys with the 8' Gedekt on. When he stopped he tried and tried to get rid of that cipher and when he turned the organ off and it still went on, he was really confused till I couldn't help it and started giggling.   Ken   ============================================================================ Kenneth G. Potter, Minister of Music St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Westchester Square 914/358-2528 2500 Westchester Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461 tracker@j51.com ============================================================================                  
(back) Subject: Off topic responses From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Wed, 24 Sep 1997 16:25:33 -0400   Pardon me for being nosey; BUT, one of the reasons I subscribed to these two lists is to enjoy the discussion of organs and the history and lore which it owns or inspires. For my enjoyment I would much rather see flaming and other manner of uninteresting or unkind posts done privately. The threads about hotel and school organs, and especially the theatre organ history which is new to me, are quite fun to read. It seems that the list people are running scared from the recent rash of flash fires. Please continue to interesting musical and historical discussions. (PS: All the stuff about ear plugs was not pariticularly interesting but I sure learned alot from it and am glad that it was done publicly)   Bruce Cornely, organist (OHS & AGO) University United Methodist Church and Student Center Wicks ('56) 3/16r Gainesville Florida Dean, Gainesville Chapter AGO  
(back) Subject: Fonteyn En Gaal Organs From: Nelson and Tracy Denton <ndenton434@bigwave.ca> Date: Wed, 24 Sep 1997 21:49:18   Hi all. Has anybody seen, played or worked upon a "Fonteyn En Gaal" organ from Holland?   Just curious :-)))   thanks Nelson E. Denton R. A. Denton and Son Pipe Organ Builders Hamilton Ontario Canada  
(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #82 - 09/24/97 From: MUSCUR@aol.com Date: Wed, 24 Sep 1997 22:08:54 -0400 (EDT)   In a message dated 97-09-24 05:01:44 EDT, you write:   > Re: David Peckham's Elmira, NY TO Concert on Nov. 23 > by Kenneth W. Evans <worthles@frontiernet.net> > David Peckham's Elmira, NY TO Concert on Nov. 23 > by Kenneth W. Evans <worthles@frontiernet.net> >    
(back) Subject: Re: Detatched console From: Edmund Needham <ascension@igc.org> Date: Wed, 24 Sep 1997 23:58:55 -0700 (PDT)   At 11:45 AM 9/24/97 -0500, Ken and Chris Potter wrote: >Ed Needham writes: > >>Trinity Church, Princeton. If I remember correctly, the entire tracker >>instrument is rolled down the nave toward the crossing for concert work, and >>rolled back against the west wall for services. Particulars, anyone? > >YIKES!!!! Seeing as how the big Casavant is up on a way big concrete >platform in the back, this ain't practical. What ur really thinkin about >it that they have a wee little Casavant continuo of 4 ranks, a stock model >worked up by Gerhard Brunzema that is on casters.   No, that's not what I was thinking of. In the early eighties, I attended one of the RSCM weeks at Princeton. Some of us went down to Trinity to see the new instrument there. It was a large and beautiful instrument. The gallery on which it sat actually was on wheels, and the entire gallery rolled into the middle of the church on something akin to railroad tracks. It was so singular, someone on this list has got to know what I'm talking about, or what details I'm missing. (Possible clue: was it built while Jim Litton was there? I think so, if that's a help.)   Now I'm curious enough to ask for help.   Ed Needham    
(back) Subject: Re: Fonteyn En Gaal Organs From: "TM LAMMERS" <T.Lammers@fontys.nl> Date: Thu, 25 Sep 1997 09:39:50 CET     > Hi all. > Has anybody seen, played or worked upon a "Fonteyn En Gaal" organ from > Holland? > > Just curious :-))) > I'll will have a look if I can find something about it. In fact Fonteyn En Gaal is not what we would call a 'big' manufacturer.   BTW: I suppose you mean 'Netherlands' when you say 'Holland'....? :-))   Greetings   Tom -= Tom Lammers =- T.Lammers@fontys.nl