PipeChat Digest #337 - Sunday, April 19, 1998
 
Frank Lanterman (Cross Posted)
  by "Brian Pearson" <bpearson@adelaide.on.net>
Carlo @ St. John in NYC
  by <danbel@earthlink.net>
Re: What I think of "Organists and Chambers"
  by "Satbcantor" <Satbcantor@aol.com>
Re: Temperament - What I think of "Organists and Chambers"
  by "PipeLuvr" <PipeLuvr@aol.com>
RE: Temperament - What I think of "Organists and Chambers"
  by "Ruth" <theraven@istar.ca>
Re[2]: Temperament - What I think of "Organists and Chambers"
  by "Robert Ehrhardt" <ehr@softdisk.com>
Re: Carlo @ St. John in NYC
  by "KARL W KELLER" <kwkeller@juno.com>
"Tonight"
  by "Kevin Cartwright" <kevin1@alaweb.com>
Coral Ridge
  by <rnickel@itol.com>
My little treasure
  by "Kevin Cartwright" <kevin1@alaweb.com>
Re: "Tonight"
  by "ROBIN88866" <ROBIN88866@aol.com>
Re: Temperament - What I think of "Organists and Chambers"
  by "Stephen and Katherine Ohmer" <montre@sprintmail.com>
My little treasure
  by "Kevin Cartwright" <kevin1@alaweb.com>
Re: "Tonight" - Copyright Problems
  by "Dr. Peter G. Pocock" <pgpocock@ix.netcom.com>
Re: Coral Ridge
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
My Dream Organ #1
  by "KZimme7737" <KZimme7737@aol.com>
My Dream Organ #2
  by "KZimme7737" <KZimme7737@aol.com>
My Dream Organ #3 (simplified)
  by "KZimme7737" <KZimme7737@aol.com>
Re: My little treasure
  by "Ron Yost" <musik@tcsn.net>
Re: My Dream Organ #1
  by "CHERCAPA" <CHERCAPA@aol.com>
Re: "Tonight"
  by "Paul F. Stapel" <pstapel@spectra.net>
Re: your response to my dream organ
  by "KZimme7737" <KZimme7737@aol.com>
 


(back) Subject: Frank Lanterman (Cross Posted) From: bpearson@adelaide.on.net (Brian Pearson) Date: Sun, 19 Apr 1998 19:47:36 +0930   A friend, who is concerned with saving the only remaining playing example of the Style 270 4/21 Wurlitzer in Australia from possible changes in the= direction of its present home which could impact deleteriously on the future of the instrument, is seeking information which could have a bearing on the decisions to be made.=20   The Melbourne State organ was opened by FRANK LANTERMAN, in accordance with the policy of opening all of the notable Australian Wurlitzers by American demonstrators who also taught local classically trained organists to play the then new theatre organs.   Only four of this model (a development of the Publix style) were ever built. One is in London, and the other three came to Australia. The first (of three) Melbourne Regent organ was burned in a disastrous fire. The other 270 is still in place but derelict in the otherwise meticulously preserved Sydney State, and may one day be restored. Both of the State theatre organs have 32' wood diaphones.=20   It is known that Mr.Lanterman later became a United States Senator. We=20 would very much appreciate any information about his organ and political careers that kind members of the lists might be disposed to send me.   The annual TOSA Easter convention proved to be a smashing success. LEW WILLIAMS was the main concert performer, with Australian artists giving excellent supporting concerts. To say that this fine classical and theatre performer gave us all that could be expected of him and more would be an understatement. We have heard most of the world's finest theatre organists at our consoles. Lew received more encores than anyone else in my memory. Two of them were the Widor Toccata and Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries", played, like the rest of his programme, entirely from memory.   As Australian theatre organ devotees (we provide substantial parts of the audiences at classical recitals) demand at least one or two transcriptions of orchestral works and the more tuneful works of the traditional organ repertoire, the concert and subsequent "jam sessions" were, to say the very least, wildly popular. More later.   Regards and thanks, Brian. =20      
(back) Subject: Carlo @ St. John in NYC From: danbel@earthlink.net Date: Sun, 19 Apr 1998 12:44:55 -0400   Good Sunday to all---   If any of you are planning to hear the Virgil Fox Memorial Concert this evening featuring Carlo Curley at St. John in NYC, it would be lovely to read your thoughts and feelings about the concert on this forum. I am certain that there are many of us who would like to have attended but could not for one reason or the other.   Please share your thoughts on the event! :)   Dan    
(back) Subject: Re: What I think of "Organists and Chambers" From: Satbcantor <Satbcantor@aol.com> Date: Sun, 19 Apr 1998 12:40:55 EDT   Can someone explain to a new member why there has been so much bad feeling in this thread? The subject has been very much to the point, the content interesting and relevant. There has been opportunity for the expert and the novice to contribute. So what's the beef ( as we don't say over here)? Anyone interested in contributing to the proposal that: 'Harrison & Harrison, exporters of several instruments to the U.S. of A., are vastly over-rated, pompous in their approach, and generally think themselves to be the best in the business, when we all know that Walkers ARE the best !! Regards, Cembalist.  
(back) Subject: Re: Temperament - What I think of "Organists and Chambers" From: PipeLuvr <PipeLuvr@aol.com> Date: Sun, 19 Apr 1998 13:24:20 EDT   In a message dated 4/19/98 11:44:02 AM Central Daylight Time, Satbcantor@aol.com writes:   > Can someone explain to a new member why there has been so much bad feeling > in > this thread?   I think that highly artistic and creative individuals tend to be more outwardly expressive of their feelings, occasionally to the detriment of others. The same characteristics that allow a builder or technician to voice an organ to perfection, an organist to milk every nuance out of that same instrument, and even certain skilled "listeners" to hear every detail of an instrument and performance many times tend to be less patient with ideas, comments, or thoughts which are not congruent with their own. While communication with artistic individuals can be a bit touchy, the end result of the artistic temperament is something I ALWAYS look forward to! Best wishes, Bob Acker  
(back) Subject: RE: Temperament - What I think of "Organists and Chambers" From: Ruth <theraven@istar.ca> Date: Sun, 19 Apr 1998 14:01:01 -0400   In answer to: I think that highly artistic and creative individuals tend to be more outwardly expressive of their feelings, occasionally to the detriment of others. The same characteristics that allow a builder or technician to voice an organ to perfection, an organist to milk every nuance out of that same   This sounds to me like you are just making excuses for what seems to be a whole lot of rudeness, and plain bad manners. I hope nobody believes the idea that just because someone is artistic that it gives them a right to be rude. There seems to be a lot of mouthiness going on. ( Maybe that's why many movies use pipe organs and organists to depict evil or horror.) Just listen to the listers. How about a little sensitivity, understanding, and tolerance instead.??? Or does that not apply to pipe organists. I hope nobody ever makes excuses for me if am having a bad day and am being rude. Hopefully I am mature enough to accept responsibility for my actions. Hey, even be able to apologize for rudeness, but never have it excused. Otherwise, it's bad advertisement for my "artistic field" and fellow musicians.   Ruth  
(back) Subject: Re[2]: Temperament - What I think of "Organists and Chambers" From: Robert Ehrhardt <ehr@softdisk.com> Date: Sun, 19 Apr 1998 13:07:49 -0500   Hello Ruth   On 19-Apr-98, Ruth wrote: > In answer to: > I think that highly artistic and creative individuals tend to be more > outwardly expressive of their feelings, occasionally to the detriment of > others. The same characteristics that allow a builder or technician to voice > an organ to perfection, an organist to milk every nuance out of that same > > This sounds to me like you are just making excuses for what seems to be a > whole lot of rudeness, and plain bad manners.   I must agree and add the personal observation that in about thirty five years as a professional musician I have had the opportunity to work with some of the world's great artists. Though some have been "difficult" in terms of seeking true perfection, they have been almost all people of true wit, gentleness and warmth. Unfortunately, I have to admit that there are few organists among them.   -- Robert Ehrhardt <ehr@softdisk.com> Noel Memorial UMC,Shreveport, LA Team AMIGA    
(back) Subject: Re: Carlo @ St. John in NYC From: kwkeller@juno.com (KARL W KELLER) Date: Sun, 19 Apr 1998 14:11:15 -0400   Dan reminded us that Carlo Curley will be at St.John's tonight. I wish I could be there but I can't. I do hope that there will be plenty of posts from our members on this event.   Karl Musica est Dei donum optimi   _____________________________________________________________________ You don't need to buy Internet access to use free Internet e-mail. Get completely free e-mail from Juno at http://www.juno.com Or call Juno at (800) 654-JUNO [654-5866]    
(back) Subject: "Tonight" From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Sun, 19 Apr 1998 13:35:28 -0500   Does anyone have an organ score of "Tonight" (more info below) that they can photocopy or sell to me?   "Tonight" (from: The West Side Story) music by: Loenard Bernstein   Please reply privately, and thanks in advance!!   Kevin Cartwright kevin1@alaweb.com  
(back) Subject: Coral Ridge From: rnickel@itol.com Date: Sun, 19 Apr 1998 14:03:23 -0500 (CDT)   Does anyone know if the morning broadcast of the Coral Ridge service is live? This a.m.'s service was on at 7 a.m. in our "neck o' the woods." The back of the chancel area was draped with Americana banners. I'm wondering what the significance of Americana during the Easter season might be.   Please respond privately.   Thanks.   Bob N.    
(back) Subject: My little treasure From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Sun, 19 Apr 1998 14:10:34 -0500   I have unexpectingly become the proud new owner of a 1925 Estey pump organ. This is by no means the "practice machine" I was hoping for, this is just a novelty item.   My father and I were going to Montgomery (the nearest town of any size) to "buy a pair of shoes." We picked up a Bulletin Board (a free-advertising magazine for Alabama residents) while getting gas. I was driving, and my father was buried in the BB, and he exclaimed, "This is today!" (Alabama residents, refer to Bulletin Board Vol. XXVI, No. 16, April 16-22, 1998, page 132) the add read:   ANTIQUE ORGAN, [pictured above the add] This beautiful antique organ can be seen at First Christian Church, [address snipped], during the Spring Bazaar held on Sat., April 18, 1998, 9AM-3PM, Come by and make your bid, If you wish to see before Bazaar, Please call for appointment, [phone# snipped]   So, that was the first place we went. There was not very much interest in the organ among non-members of the church. The people running the Bazaar seemed to flock around it more than the customers. Anyhow, someone finally placed the starting bid, and we thought about it, and eventually bid $40 higher than the starting bid (increments: $10), and decided to return at 1:30 (CST) when the bids closed.   We got back, and to my father's surprise, and to my delight, I heard the lady telling him "Oh well, it's 1:30, and the bids are closed...so, it's your's." After loading it onto the truck, we headed to get a few supplies necessary for interstate travel with it on the truck (keep in mind, we had no idea we were to return home with a pump organ when we left the house that morning, so we were unprepared). After determining that my mother would not let my father and I go off alone again, we surprised her with this almost-mint condition pump/reed organ.   It fits our house nicely, and has the following stop list: LOWER HALF of manual: Bass Coupler Sub Bass 16' Vox Jubilante 8' Diapason 8' Dulciana 8' Flute 4' UPPER HALF of manual: Tremolo Forte Flute 4' Dulciana 8' Diapason 8' Vox Jubilante 8' Treble Coupler   It has one 61 note manual, F-F.   There are a few problems. The Tremolo doesn't work. And, the Flute 4' needs attention, as well as a few individual reeds on other stops. There is often a lack of pressure, and I thought that night be due to a leak or a hole in the bellows or works. There is one dead note on the Sub Bass 16' that would be my first choice of notes to repair.   If anyone can be of help, please contact me. I hope to have a few pictures later. If you have a list or registry, please contact me if you want or need any numbers off the parts if you think you'll be able to find more information. By the way, yes, we got shoes too.   Have a nice week everyone,   Kevin Cartwright Secondary Organist, First United Methodist Church Greenville, Alabama   kevin1@alaweb.com  
(back) Subject: Re: "Tonight" From: ROBIN88866 <ROBIN88866@aol.com> Date: Sun, 19 Apr 1998 15:30:07 EDT   In a message dated 98-04-19 14:41:16 EDT, you write:   << Does anyone have an organ score of "Tonight" (more info below) that they can photocopy or sell to me? >>   I have one that I wrote for myself but know of none published commercially. By the way, to my knowledge it is still a breach of the law to photocopy published music licensed by BMI or ASCAP either one.   Robin  
(back) Subject: Re: Temperament - What I think of "Organists and Chambers" From: Stephen and Katherine Ohmer <montre@sprintmail.com> Date: Sun, 19 Apr 1998 17:19:13 -0400   Ruth wrote: > > In answer to: > I think that highly artistic and creative individuals tend to be more > outwardly expressive of their feelings, occasionally to the detriment of > others. The same characteristics that allow a builder or technician to voice > an organ to perfection, an organist to milk every nuance out of that same > > This sounds to me like you are just making excuses for what seems to be a > whole lot of rudeness, and plain bad manners. I hope nobody believes the idea > that just because someone is artistic that it gives them a right to be rude. > There seems to be a lot of mouthiness going on. ( Maybe that's why many > movies use pipe organs and organists to depict evil or horror.) Just listen to > the listers. How about a little sensitivity, understanding, and tolerance instead.??? > Or does that not apply to pipe organists. > I hope nobody ever makes excuses for me if am having a bad day and am being rude. > Hopefully I am mature enough to accept responsibility for my actions. Hey, even > be able to apologize for rudeness, but never have it excused. Otherwise, it's bad advertisement > for my "artistic field" and fellow musicians. > > Ruth > > "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   JeezLuise, it's the truth, Ruth.   Bad manners stink like a skunk. Professionalism and toleration are two different things.  
(back) Subject: My little treasure From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Sun, 19 Apr 1998 14:10:34 -0500   I have unexpectingly become the proud new owner of a 1925 Estey pump organ. This is by no means the "practice machine" I was hoping for, this is just a novelty item.   My father and I were going to Montgomery (the nearest town of any size) to "buy a pair of shoes." We picked up a Bulletin Board (a free-advertising magazine for Alabama residents) while getting gas. I was driving, and my father was buried in the BB, and he exclaimed, "This is today!" (Alabama residents, refer to Bulletin Board Vol. XXVI, No. 16, April 16-22, 1998, page 132) the add read:   ANTIQUE ORGAN, [pictured above the add] This beautiful antique organ can be seen at First Christian Church, [address snipped], during the Spring Bazaar held on Sat., April 18, 1998, 9AM-3PM, Come by and make your bid, If you wish to see before Bazaar, Please call for appointment, [phone# snipped]   So, that was the first place we went. There was not very much interest in the organ among non-members of the church. The people running the Bazaar seemed to flock around it more than the customers. Anyhow, someone finally placed the starting bid, and we thought about it, and eventually bid $40 higher than the starting bid (increments: $10), and decided to return at 1:30 (CST) when the bids closed.   We got back, and to my father's surprise, and to my delight, I heard the lady telling him "Oh well, it's 1:30, and the bids are closed...so, it's your's." After loading it onto the truck, we headed to get a few supplies necessary for interstate travel with it on the truck (keep in mind, we had no idea we were to return home with a pump organ when we left the house that morning, so we were unprepared). After determining that my mother would not let my father and I go off alone again, we surprised her with this almost-mint condition pump/reed organ.   It fits our house nicely, and has the following stop list: LOWER HALF of manual: Bass Coupler Sub Bass 16' Vox Jubilante 8' Diapason 8' Dulciana 8' Flute 4' UPPER HALF of manual: Tremolo Forte Flute 4' Dulciana 8' Diapason 8' Vox Jubilante 8' Treble Coupler   It has one 61 note manual, F-F.   There are a few problems. The Tremolo doesn't work. And, the Flute 4' needs attention, as well as a few individual reeds on other stops. There is often a lack of pressure, and I thought that night be due to a leak or a hole in the bellows or works. There is one dead note on the Sub Bass 16' that would be my first choice of notes to repair.   If anyone can be of help, please contact me. I hope to have a few pictures later. If you have a list or registry, please contact me if you want or need any numbers off the parts if you think you'll be able to find more information. By the way, yes, we got shoes too.   Have a nice week everyone,   Kevin Cartwright Secondary Organist, First United Methodist Church Greenville, Alabama   kevin1@alaweb.com    
(back) Subject: Re: "Tonight" - Copyright Problems From: "Dr. Peter G. Pocock" <pgpocock@ix.netcom.com> Date: Sun, 19 Apr 1998 17:33:18 -0700   At 01:35 PM 4/19/98 -0500, Kevin Cartwright wrote: >Does anyone have an organ score of "Tonight" (more info below) that they >can photocopy or sell to me? > >"Tonight" >(from: The West Side Story) >music by: Loenard Bernstein   A reminder to everyone, "Westside Story" is still in copyright. It is still available from publishers, and therefore it is an infringement of copyright to photocopy it. Please obtain it from the normal music store outlets.   Dr. Peter Pocock PipeChat Co-Owner and Administrator     Peter G. Pocock, D.M.A. WWW: http://www.netcom.com/~pgpocock/ E-mail: mailto:pgpocock@ix.netcom.com    
(back) Subject: Re: Coral Ridge From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Sun, 19 Apr 1998 20:51:20 -0400   Significance of Americana during Eastertide...   Perhaps some of the rest of us would like to know, as well. If you want a private answer, why not ask a private question. (While we're on the rudeness thread.) Which brings up another question....   Isn't psychotherapy off topic??? If you don't like organists, maybe a change of lists would help.   bruce cornely o o o __________ o o o ago (dean) ohs o o __________ o o cremona84000@webtv.net  
(back) Subject: My Dream Organ #1 From: KZimme7737 <KZimme7737@aol.com> Date: Sun, 19 Apr 1998 21:20:08 EDT   I am very new to internet and discovered this site a few weeks ago. I have enjoyed reading most of the posts and meeting a few people with similar interests. Since I was about 15 (25 years ago) I have had a fascination for pipe organs. The church where I was reared had a 2 manual Hillgreen-Lane organ that I was never able to touch as an adolescent (the console, that is, I didn't dare try to enter the chambers).   I read several books about organbuilding while I was in high school, and occasionally during college and professional school. I consider pipe organ rebuilding to be a hobby of mine - although I have only been able to design and build them in my head!! I have timidly said to myself that I could probably assemble an organ if I had the pipes. Please, organbuilders, do not flame me for saying that. I admit that I speak with no "practical" knowledge of organ building. I know that it is an art and skill that come with years of experience, and I'm sure that there are many practicalities of building chests that I can't even imagine.   I came sooooooo close to realizing my dream of owning a pipe organ a couple of weeks ago. I drove 4 hours to play a 13 rank Austin that a church was letting go for free. It needed tuning badly, but was otherwise beautiful. The trumpet was just right - not too tinny and not too loud. I figured that two of my prayers were being answered: (1). I will be moving into a larger house with a big basement and attic (for pipes) and (2). this organ became available. Unfornately, for a few reasons, the organ slipped away - to another deserving church, though.   Nevertheless, having come this close to it, I decided to be brave and post the specs of an organ I "designed" several years ago and see what advice I can receive. I have meticulously combed through the ads on the theatre organ "want to sell" pages, and e-mailed several prospects. Unfortunately, I don't find much in the Southeast where I am. Most organs are in the Northeast or West.   I have posted a second message "My Dream Organ #2" in which I give my specs. I did this so you could delete it if you didn't want to read it. I hate to admit it, since I've seen the raking over the coals that one gets for admitting to be considering an electronic organ (a tunable radio - I was told), but I had decided to purchase a new Rodgers organ this next year. I would rather have a pipe organ, but I wish to have one that has some variety of "colors".   I look forward to hearing any suggestions you may have. Sincerely, Keith Zimmerman Commerce, Georgia  
(back) Subject: My Dream Organ #2 From: KZimme7737 <KZimme7737@aol.com> Date: Sun, 19 Apr 1998 21:40:14 EDT   Having said all that in my previous post, below is the specs for a 2m/8rank organ I would like to assemble. It is partially unified, but each manual has a single straight rank for its foundation, and the unification starts on the 4' rank. I don't know the specific names of a couple of the flutes, so I just give a description.   Pipe Rank Analysis 1. Diapason 16 & 8 (85 pipes) - provides the foundation for the Great and the 16,8, & 4' pedal diapasons.   2. Principal 4" (73 pipes) - slightly smaller scale than #1 - provides the 4' & 2' principals for the Great.   3. "Heavy" flute 8' (73 pipes) provides a "dark" 8' & 4' flute chorus for Great to contrast with the bright-n-cheerful flute on the Swell   4. Lieblich Gedeckt 16', 8', 4' (97 pipes) soft flute accompaniment on Great and soft Pedal Flute.   5. Bright Cheerful Flute 8' (73 pipes) - provides the oundation for the Swell flute chorus.   6. Harmonic Flute 4' (73 pipes) - as in #2, provides the harmonics for the Swell flute chorus.   7. Gemshorn 8', 4' (73 pipes) - not-too-stringy soft combination for Swell   8. Bassoon/Hautbois 16,8 (73 pipes) - solo reed for Swell and soft reed for pedal.   Ranks 5 - 8 enclosed in swell box. Ranks 1 - 4 originally to be unenclosed, but may have to enclose them for home installation.   Stoplist Great: Rank Diapason 8' 1 Heavy Flute 8' 3 Gedeckt 8' 4 Principal 4' 2 Flute 4' 3 Gedeckt 4' 4 Principal 2' 2   Swell: Rank Bright Flute 8' 5 Gemshorn 8' 7 Harmonic Flute 4' 6 Gemshorn 4' 7 Harmonic Flute 2' 6 Oboe 8' 8   Pedal: Rank Diapason 16' 1 Gedeckt 16' 4 Deapason 8' 1 Gedeckt 8' 4 Diapason 4' 1 Bassoon 16' 8 Bassoon 8' 8 Oboe 4' 8   I would eventually like to add a Trumpet 8' to the swell box that would be playable from either manual.   I will post a simplified version of this next. Sincerely, KZ Commerce, Ga.  
(back) Subject: My Dream Organ #3 (simplified) From: KZimme7737 <KZimme7737@aol.com> Date: Sun, 19 Apr 1998 21:58:56 EDT   I simplified my previous spec a little by substituting a Bourdon for the Great "Heavy Flute" and Lieblich Gedeckt. I could, also, substitute a loud full diapason for the reed. Our local Methodist church has one on their Moller that has a horn-like quality. It makes a beautiful solo stop.   Pipe Rank Analysis 1. Diapason 16', 8' (85 pipes) - Great foundation and the 16',8', & 4' pedal diapasons.   2. Principal 4' (73 pipes) - Provides the 4' & 2' great principals.   3. Bourdon 16',8',4' (85 pipes) - provides an flute for the great that contrasts with the swell flute chorus, provides an accompaniment on the great (if enclosed) and a softer pedal.   4. Bright Cheerful Flute 8' (73 pipes) - Bright chiffy flute foundation for Swell   5. Harmonic Flute 4' (73 pipes) - 4' and 2' harmonics for the Swell flute chorus.   6. Gemshorn 8',4' (73 pipes) for swell   7. Loud Diapason 8' (73 pipes) - provides a solo stop for the Swell in place of a reed.   Stoplist: Great Rank Diapason 8' 1 Bourdon 8' 3 Principal 4' 2 Bourdon 4' 3 Principal 2' 2   Swell Rank Bright Flute 8' 4 Gemshorn 8' 6 Harmonic Flute 4' 5 Gemshorn 4' 6 Harmonic Flute 2' 5 Solo Diapason 8' 7   Pedal Rank Diapason 16' 1 Bourdon 16' 3 Diapason 8' 1 Bourdon 8' 3 Diapason 4' 1   I could even unify the great diapason/principal (ranks 1 & 2) as well as the swell flute chorus (ranks 4 & 5) for a while.   Thanks for putting up with such a long post from a new member. If anyone has concrete advice, please let me know. Thank you, Keith Zimmerman Commerce, Georgia  
(back) Subject: Re: My little treasure From: Ron Yost <musik@tcsn.net> Date: Sun, 19 Apr 1998 19:16:29 -0700   At 02:10 7:24 PM 4/19/98 -0500, you wrote: >I have unexpectingly become the proud new owner of a 1925 Estey pump >organ. This is by no means the "practice machine" I was hoping for, >this is just a novelty item.   Congratulations, lad! I think this is wonderful news, especially since you obviously appreciate _both_ your new treasure _and_ your father (and mother) for helping you obtain it.   I don't know if you have web access, Kevin, but there is a lot of info on pump (reed) organs there.   Also, check your library (I know you live in a small town, but perhaps Alabama has an 'Inter-Library Loan' system like we do out here in California?) .. there are several good books on the repair and maintenance of reed organs.   Anyhow, congrats again .. I'm very happy for you and your treasure .. which has found a new home. :) Have fun!!   Ron Yost, Paso Robles, Calif.  
(back) Subject: Re: My Dream Organ #1 From: CHERCAPA <CHERCAPA@aol.com> Date: Sun, 19 Apr 1998 22:16:48 EDT   Dear Keith, Don't let the so called purists bother you. Humility is not their forte. Get an electronic to practice on and go from there, unless you have big bucks to spend and probably undue all that time and cut corners did to that pipe organ. There is no such thing as a free organ, pipe or otherwise. Paul P.Valtos  
(back) Subject: Re: "Tonight" From: "Paul F. Stapel" <pstapel@spectra.net> Date: Sun, 19 Apr 1998 22:53:27 -0400   > Does anyone have an organ score of "Tonight"   Call any music store that deals in print music (try Patelson's in NYC -- the call is cheap) area 212 .. possibly an 800 #... youwill need a credit card and it will get to you quickly.     I'm pretty sure you could find the music written for home/spinet organ but you would be better off with the standard version -- probably available in single sheet, definately in a book. >   Paul from Binghamton    
(back) Subject: Re: your response to my dream organ From: KZimme7737 <KZimme7737@aol.com> Date: Sun, 19 Apr 1998 23:17:11 EDT   Thanks for your encouragement. I think I'm well rounded. My first choice is a good pipe organ. I don't consider a 2-3 rank instrument a "good" pipe organ. I really like the Rodgers 751i. I wonder how many of these purists could tell the difference if they didn't know ahead of time.   Sincerely, Keith