PipeChat Digest #617 - Tuesday, December 1, 1998
 
Re: Advent Organ music
  by <Myosotis51@aol.com>
Organ specs and console facilities
  by "Greg McAusland" <gregorymca@pavilion.co.uk>
Re: Advent Organ music
  by "Steven L. Egler" <Steven.Egler@cmich.edu>
Re: Organ specs and console facilities
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@truelink.net>
Re: Traveling Organ
  by "Aida van de Brake" <Celeste@cable.A2000.nl>
Re: Organ specs and console facilities
  by "Kevin Cartwright" <kevin1@alaweb.com>
T.O. CONCERT (Rochester, N.Y.)
  by <danbel@earthlink.net>
Afraid of Bass - a matter of $$$'s
  by "Jeff Stanway" <jstanway@mail.island.net>
scared bass-less
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: scared bass-less
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Pulling Bruce's leg . . .
  by "Charles Krug" <cdkrug@worldnet.att.net>
Re: Pulling Bruce's leg . . .
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
 


(back) Subject: Re: Advent Organ music From: Myosotis51@aol.com Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 08:09:00 EST   In a message dated 11/28/98 7:07:29 PM Eastern Standard Time, ScottFop@aol.com writes:   << Does anyone have suggestions for Advent preludes and postludes? I am so tired of the same old thing year after year. What do some of you play each year? >>   I'm going through my collection of old hymnals, and playing Advent hymns that have been left out of the new edition. Some hymns haven't shown up in the last few versions of the hymnal. I'm getting some great responses: "I haven't heard that since I was a child!" From one of the Old Dragons: "We used to sing that every Sunday to open the service when I was in college!" (circa 1940!) And.... I'm having fun too.   Vicki Ceruti Organist Center Moriches UMC, Long Island, NY  
(back) Subject: Organ specs and console facilities From: Greg McAusland <gregorymca@pavilion.co.uk> Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 18:34:36 -0000   Hey E-mail sounds wunnerful! We could arrange #pipechat too!   Do we really want 'Thunderbusters' (i.e Diaphones) on classical organs? = I can imagine bells and whistles on a theatre organ are needed to wake = up a comatose audience. I fear that a dose of Diaphonica will only = bring on an unwelcome bowel disorder amongst the elderly in your average = Parish Church. =20 Leave the excesses of traps and farty noises to the Theatre organ world.   Ducking down quickly...   Greg  
(back) Subject: Re: Advent Organ music From: "Steven L. Egler" <Steven.Egler@cmich.edu> Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 13:52:55 +0000   Try Charles W. Ore's Vol. VI of Eleven Compositions for Organ. It is all Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany.   Steven Egler -- ***************************** Steven Egler Professor of Music (Organ) School of Music Central Michigan University Phone: 517.774.3326 Fax: 517.774.3766 *****************************  
(back) Subject: Re: Organ specs and console facilities From: Bob Scarborough <desertbob@truelink.net> Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 12:11:53 -0800   At 06:34 PM 11/30/98 -0000, Greg McAusland wrote:   >Leave the excesses of traps and farty noises to the Theatre organ world.   What?? No Fartocliede 32'???   DeserTBoB    
(back) Subject: Re: Traveling Organ From: Aida van de Brake <Celeste@cable.A2000.nl> Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 23:58:46 +0100   Bob Shumway wrote: > > >> > >>Dear Lists > >> > >>Does anyone know the complete history of this organ. I understand that > >>sometime after Foort stopped traveling with this organ that it went > >>to a Dutch radio studio in I believe was Hiverstrom, Netherlands. There > >>may also have been a BBC connection at sometime. Before it ended up > >>in the Pasadena Civic Center, was it installed anywhere else in the > >>U.S. ? > >> >   You're pretty close: the organ was installed by Compton in 1936 and sold to the VARA studio in Hilversum, Holland in 1951. The history of the organ till then is described elaborately by Reginald Foort in his 'The Cinema Organ'. If you'd like to have the chapter, I'll be glad to mail it to you in jpeg-files. Just let me know.   John V. wrote: > I think I also have a CD by organist Piet > van Egmond which resulted from a broadcast series.   There actually are recordings by Piet van Egmond which were made, as far as I know, after the organ had returned at the BBC studios in London, indeed for radio broadcast - or as we say in Dutch: 'broodkast' ;-)   I'm pretty sure I can find some more Dutch details if you give me some time to investigate.     Aida van de Brake, Zaandam, Holland.  
(back) Subject: Re: Organ specs and console facilities From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 17:31:31 -0600   Greg McAusland wrote:   > Leave the excesses of traps and farty noises to the Theatre organ world.   Heeeeeeeeeeeey... Don't make fun of the noises theatre organ people make!! It adds "interest" to a piece...   Anyway...   Kevin C. kevin1@alaweb.com ....making those trappy, farty noises with my home p.organ right now...      
(back) Subject: T.O. CONCERT (Rochester, N.Y.) From: danbel@earthlink.net Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 19:26:42 -0500   Greetings all --   I would like to invite any who are in close proximity of Rochester, New York to join me this coming Saturday evening December 5 for a concert presentation in the Auditorium Center. I will be playing the 4/22 Wurlitzer for the Rochester Theatre Organ Society at 8:00 PM.   This instrument has always been known as one of the best and with the newly refurbished console, it should be even more of a delight to play -- and hopefully to hear! :)   Curtain is at 8:00 PM and tickets will be available at the door.   Hope to see some of you there!! :)     Dan Bellomy    
(back) Subject: Afraid of Bass - a matter of $$$'s From: jstanway@mail.island.net (Jeff Stanway) Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 18:36:01 -0800   Bass Alergies: I believe it is true that some people are afraid of bass. I have a cousin, for instance, who say's shes 'alergic' to organs because of the throbbing of smooth-toned 32' base and too loud 16'. Any resonance in the room makes the problem worse for some notes. It can make the head hurt for some sensitive people. The base must be balanced with mid and trebble, and the whole instrument with the room, as in any music, else it just sounds bad and feels uncomfortable.   Which brings up an interesting question: Are room resonance frequencies taken into account when sizing and voicing pipes? For instance, if the CC tone is a resonance, it should speak much more softly than it neighbours to give the same audible volume.   Diaphones: Much discussion has passed by on the Diaphone stop. I had thought that the diaphone was difficult to maintain / not so reliable. Am I wrong in this? Have the technical problems been overcome?   Jeff Stanway    
(back) Subject: scared bass-less From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 22:02:32 -0500   In answer to Jeff Stanways question regarding diaphones, the ones I've run into (not literally) were very stable as far as tonal reliance. They shouldn't roar, and sound like the proverbial ' fog horn', but should give a nice rumble--something like the prelude to an after-shock. Any 16 ' or 32 ' pedal bass should be felt more, and heard less. Yes, the basses should be well balanced from the softest stop, to full organ. The Pedal Gedackt for soft stops, and the big guns with full organ. The bourdon on my little Wicks is sorely lacking in both tone and volume. Am thinking of perhaps putting in a Bombarde, or Ophecleide. Am also going to buy the Queen Mary too, so there! Rick    
(back) Subject: Re: scared bass-less From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 22:12:36 -0500 (EST)   If you are getting unsatisfactory tone from your Bourdon, you might try lowering the cut-up. It is very easy AND reversible without damaging the pipe! Simply take a small piece of spotted metal cut in a rectangle the width of the mouth, and place it even with the upper lip of the pipe. By gradually lowering the metal you are lowering the cut-up. Notice the change in tone, being careful to keep your hand out of the way, as the metal piece is adjusted. When/if you find the desired tone, simply mark the wood of the upper lip at the top of the metal. Apply adhesive to the metal and glue in place. I had excellent results with a boring old 50's Wicks stopped flute (no offense to Wicks, almost everyone's stopped flutes were boring then; I only mention it because your bourdon is a "relative"). I suppose you've already opened the gate to increase volume?   ........................bruce cornely........................ o o o o ______________ o o o o d o g s ______________ o o h o o a o o ______________ o o p s   ............. cremona84000@webtv.net ............     No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as a dog does. -- Christopher Morley    
(back) Subject: Pulling Bruce's leg . . . From: "Charles Krug" <cdkrug@worldnet.att.net> Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 22:28:20 -0500   *inserts tongue firmly in cheek*   Bruce? Why not save us all alot of time and make all your posts the same:   1. Any organ that isn't a tracker voiced on 0.00001in Water is crap.   2. Your dogs are awesome!   Charles >Who thinks that any operating system with a "windowed" user interface is crap >and whose cats are awesome!    
(back) Subject: Re: Pulling Bruce's leg . . . From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 23:03:31 -0500 (EST)   Pulling Bruce's leg (as long as there is no electricity involved!)     >Bruce? Why not save us all alot of time and > make all your posts the same: >1. Any organ that isn't a tracker voiced on > 0.00001in Water is crap. actually 2" is my favorite, except for high pressure stuff (3")   >2. Your dogs are awesome! Well, of course! miles (why thank you) duncan (totally) molly (men!)   >Charles >Who thinks that any operating system with a > "windowed" user interface is crap and whose > cats are awesome! I understand the cat part (the doggers like cats, too), but what's all that other stuff (although crap is somewhat familiar!) ;-)   ........................bruce cornely........................ o o o o ______________ o o o o d o g s ______________ o o h o o a o o ______________ o o p s   ............. cremona84000@webtv.net ............     No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as a dog does. -- Christopher Morley