PipeChat Digest #618 - Wednesday, December 2, 1998
Re: The enemy of pipe organs.
  by "Paul Opel" <popel@sover.net>
Re: Wurlitzers, Diaphones and Chrysoglottes, OH MY!, more info~~~~
  by "Paul Opel" <popel@sover.net>
bad air
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: Pulling Bruce's leg . . .
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com>
Re: Advent Music
  by "Jim Zimmerman" <zimmerman@chem.purdue.edu>
December Almanac
  by "R A Campbell" <rcampbel@U.Arizona.EDU>
Re: Wurlitzers, Diaphones and Chrysoglottes, OH MY!, more info~~~~
  by <GRSCoLVR@aol.com>
Re: Pulling Bruce's leg . . .
  by <ManderUSA@aol.com>
"Farty noises" and traps
  by <KriderSM@aol.com>
Re: Pulling Bruce's leg . . .
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
farts and gongs
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>

(back) Subject: Re: The enemy of pipe organs. From: Paul Opel <popel@sover.net> Date: Tue, 1 Dec 1998 09:03:39 -0400   Omigod- and I thought we had temperature problems with my church's Wix. There, the principals stand in the rear corners of the balcony, surrounded by windows, with the swell chambers in the middle of the back wall. At least it can be in tune on cloudy days! (the air intake comes from next to the console). Where are you? Can't you convince the powers-that-be that drawing in outside air is bad for the heating budget, at least?   Paul > >Our Wicks draws exterior (yes, outside, outdoors) air. When the swell >division is closed (shades "drawn"), the temperature becomes the same as   http://www.sover.net/~popel      
(back) Subject: Re: Wurlitzers, Diaphones and Chrysoglottes, OH MY!, more info~~~~ From: Paul Opel <popel@sover.net> Date: Tue, 1 Dec 1998 09:04:05 -0400   The Magnaton in Portland came out of the Austin at John M. Green Hall at Smith College. I don't know what Smith got instead...     >The Portland Maine Municipal organ had a Magneton, needless to say,,,it was >removed by the baroque interests way back,,but when the organ was moved back >to original position and rebuilt, a Magneton was located and moved,,,or >contstructed,,,never did hear which,,,and so was reinstalled. Nice touch by >the company that employed Robert Hope-Jones when he was early on in this >country from England. One of his distant relatives works at Austin today,,so >I am told.. >R---- > >"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     http://www.sover.net/~popel      
(back) Subject: bad air From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Tue, 1 Dec 1998 08:53:12 -0500   My little Wicks is in a box inside a room to the left of the pulpit. I have the blower in its' own box in a closet in that room. The swell shades are in the wall that separates the room from the sanctuary. The blower air comes from the room air which comes from the sanctuary. The temperature is kept at a good, constant level. Also, the regulator and tremulant are outside the pipe box thus reducing wind noise during congregational singing (catterwawling?) , silent prayer time, and offertory renditions. So, all one hears when the instrument is playing is the instrument, without the churning of the blower, and the chugging of the tremulant. Rick    
(back) Subject: Re: Pulling Bruce's leg . . . From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Tue, 1 Dec 1998 08:22:12 -0600 (CST)   At 11:03 PM 11/30/98 -0500, Bruce Cornely wrote:   >the doggers like cats, too)   Dear Abby,   The worrying development in our house is the relationship between our cat Meowy and our new beagle/blacklab pup Sophie, now five months old. Our other dog, beagle/germanshepherd Belle, now three years old, has always got on reasonably well with the cat, but Sophie has been chasing her round the house. The cat likes to sleep in the cardboard box with my Felgemaker opus list on top of a seven foot high bookcase in the study. She jumps up on a table, onto the windowsill and from there onto the bookcase. The other day Sophie followed her up. Fortunately I was there at the time, but the cat took quite a long time to calm down after this experience. Sophie seems to have enormous jumping and climbing abilities for a dog and will probably be following squirrels up trees before long. She has been tearing the stuffing out of my daughters' stuffed toys, and I think she may be fantasizing about what she might do if she ever caught the cat. The really alarming thing is that Belle now seems to be joining in when Sophie chases the cat round the house, and they have both started making the same noise that beagle packs do in England when hunting foxes.   Yours,   Worried in St. Louis.    
(back) Subject: Re: Advent Music From: Jim Zimmerman <zimmerman@chem.purdue.edu> Date: Tue, 01 Dec 1998 09:42:58 -0500   Somebody recently asked for Advent music suggestions. One collection I found in the back of the file cabinet was Wilber Held's "A Nativity Suite" published by Concordia. It's fairly easy music for novices like myself.   Contents include arrangements of: Oh, Come, Emmanuel (using this for Sunday's prelude) Silent Night Shepherds The Three Kings Joy to the World   Other favorites are the Paul Manz arrangement of Stille, Stille, Stille and Wilber Held's arrangement of "Of the Father's Love Begotten".   Best regards!     ** Jim Zimmerman zimmerman@chem.purdue.edu **    
(back) Subject: December Almanac From: R A Campbell <rcampbel@U.Arizona.EDU> Date: Tue, 1 Dec 1998 07:57:39 -0700 (MST)     ello Pip Chat Listers:   I've posted this months's Classical Music Almanac on the cover page of http://www.u.arizona.edu/~rcampbel/index.html The December listings will be updated each day as I've done before.   This URL is also linked to a few other music sites on the WWW and may be linked to anyone's if they wish.   Corrections, updates and suggestions are always welcome.   ^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^ R. A. Campbell, KUAT Communications-Modern Languages Building P.O.Box 210067 University of Arizona, Tucson AZ 85721    
(back) Subject: Re: Wurlitzers, Diaphones and Chrysoglottes, OH MY!, more info~~~~ From: GRSCoLVR@aol.com Date: Tue, 1 Dec 1998 12:44:16 EST   Hi List-- Thanks Paul,,,for the update on the Magnaton at Portland,ME,,,,I have updated my records on where it came from,,and appreciate the information. In my opinion,,,the Magnaton is a classy diaphone, from a classy builder.... -Roc  
(back) Subject: Re: Pulling Bruce's leg . . . From: ManderUSA@aol.com Date: Tue, 1 Dec 1998 16:25:42 EST   In a message dated 12/1/98 9:23:32 AM Eastern Standard Time, jlspeller@stlnet.com writes:   << The cat likes to sleep in the cardboard box with my Felgemaker opus list >>   This is John's idea of the obligatory organic content!!!   In our household, there are three dogs, the youngest being a now quite large puppy, but still a puppy at heart. The trick is to get the pillows off the bed immediately upon rising (and running down to practice - my organic content). Otherwise, they get treated like some hostile small animal, the only difference being that there is no blood.   I am not sure what this has to do with "Pulling Bruce's Leg," but it's an eye- catching subject heading, and we don't want to let it die!   Cheers,   Malcolm Wechsler    
(back) Subject: "Farty noises" and traps From: KriderSM@aol.com Date: Tue, 1 Dec 1998 20:40:08 EST   Recently Greg McAusland <gregorymca@pavilion.co.uk> wrote: <snip> 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. <snip>   ....and most church members are different how????   <snip>I fear that a dose of Diaphonica will only bring on an unwelcome bowel disorder amongst the elderly in your average Parish Church. Leave the excesses of traps and farty noises to the Theatre organ world.<snip>   A movement of any type would be welcome, including those that follow "farty noises" and soon disappear down a "trap". I am not sure whether trap noises are more offensive than some mixture ranks I've tried to tune.   Seriously, I am learning that the "farty noises" are also found on the most staid of classical organs. Witness the Contra Trombone, Posaune and certain Oboe stops. Each have their places. I, for one, would like to hear a wider variety of musical sounds in church services, and would prefer that those sounds come from pipes than some synthesized sounds.   WurliStan  
(back) Subject: Re: Pulling Bruce's leg . . . From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Tue, 1 Dec 1998 20:56:41 -0500 (EST)     Dear Worried, There is nothing more enjoyable to a house beagle than playing "flying beagle" using the tops of upright upholstered furniture. Chasing the cat is simply to throw you off the track so that it will take longer to treat the problem. The next logical step is "counter surfing" a 90's beagle kitchen activity. It's nice to know that the grand tradition of hunting aroooing is still alive and well in the states. Molly (not Abby, nor Ann... just another bitch who likes to answer mail!!! hehehehehehe)   ........................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: farts and gongs From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Tue, 1 Dec 1998 21:53:07 -0500   Here,Here to Stan Krider for his up-holding of pro -theatre organ stuff. His observations are most amusing, and I agree with him. I wonder if one could serve pizza during services on Sunday mornings while the congregation sings to throbbing tremolo's, hooty flutes, mildly-sizzling strings, and woofy diapasons. Some organs have a zimbelstern for brevety (sp?). How about a cymbal crash for the Great Amen? Rick