PipeChat Digest #229 - Monday, February 2, 1998
 
Re: Helping Congregations to Sing (Was Re: Upsetting the  	 congregation)
  by Jim H <BALD1@prodigy.net>
Hub Organ
  by Richard Wolf <floww@webtv.net>
Re: T.O. Pipework facades?
  by Sean Haley <newgershwin@hotmail.com>
Boston Symphony Hall
  by Richard Wolf <floww@webtv.net>
Boston Symphony Hall
  by Richard Wolf <floww@webtv.net>
Re: Boston Symphony Hall
  by Richard Wolf <floww@webtv.net>
Re: Hub Organ
  by Stanley Lowkis <nstarfil@mediaone.net>
Where are they now?
  by Charles E. Brown <clmoney@cybernex.net>
??
  by Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com>
Virgil Fox
  by Charles E. Brown <clmoney@cybernex.net>
Re: Where are they now?
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
Re: Where are they now?
  by Charles E. Brown <clmoney@cybernex.net>
Re:  piston setting methods - was Another Moeller Question
  by <RMaryman@aol.com>
Re: T.O. Pipework facades?
  by Brian Pearson <bpearson@adelaide.on.net>
Re: Helping Congregations to Sing (Was Re: Upsetting the    congregation)
  by Shirley <pnst@itw.com>
Re: Another Moeller Question
  by Kevin.M.Simons-1 <Kevin.M.Simons-1@ou.edu>
Re:  piston setting methods - was Another Moeller Question
  by Shirley <pnst@itw.com>
Re: Where are they now?
  by Joe Elliffe <jelliffe@li.net>
Re: Another Moeller Question
  by Douglas A. Campbell <dougcampbell@juno.com>
 


(back) Subject: Re: Helping Congregations to Sing (Was Re: Upsetting the congregation) From: Jim H <BALD1@prodigy.net> Date: Mon, 25 Aug 1997 16:19:52 -0500   John L. Speller wrote: > > At 06:51 PM 1/30/98, Shirley wrote: > > e congregation does not become distracted.   Unfortunately, so many organist are either not confident in their ability to play, which the congregation will definitely detect, or they are so intent on the service becoming the organists show, instead of God's show, that they completely overwhelm the congregation.     If I am going to show off, I do so during the postlude. The prelude and hymns are for worship and to prepare oneself for the worship.   Just a thought.   Jim > > > > > "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: Hub Organ From: floww@webtv.net (Richard Wolf) Date: Sun, 1 Feb 1998 10:36:50 -0600   I am presently listening to a tape of Freddie Arnish {spelling?} playing the Hub organ. It is a great and swell sound. He does a marvelous job without swell shutters.  
(back) Subject: Re: T.O. Pipework facades? From: "Sean Haley" <newgershwin@hotmail.com> Date: Sun, 01 Feb 1998 08:51:08 PST   I must have misinterpreted the original posting. But my statement does (I hope) help the younger readers that may not have known that, to understand the difference of facade and transparent swell shutters. Sorry,   Sean Haley         >We knew that Sean! There WERE a few organs in theatres with true facade >pipes, and others with dummies, but some of us theatre and theatre >organ historians read into the original posting a desire to know whether >there were any theatre organs where speaking pipes were actually visible, >as distinct from the almost universal practice of hiding the organ to=20 >make it appear that the glorious all-enveloping sound emanated magically >from the very fabric of the palace in which we lucky people sat entranced. >In some all too few places lucky people can still have that never-to-be- >forgotten experience. I hope that one day you will too. > >Cheers, >Brian, Capri Theatre, Adelaide, South Australia.     ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com  
(back) Subject: Boston Symphony Hall From: floww@webtv.net (Richard Wolf) Date: Sun, 1 Feb 1998 10:53:55 -0600   Is the organ used any longer? Dick Elsasser told me years ago that the console was accidentally pushed off the stage and severely damaged.It seems that a lot of concert hall organs just collect dust. Symphony conducters need to be reminded of the great music available for organ and orchestra      
(back) Subject: Boston Symphony Hall From: floww@webtv.net (Richard Wolf) Date: Sun, 1 Feb 1998 10:54:17 -0600   Is the organ used any longer? Dick Elsasser told me years ago that the console was accidentally pushed off the stage and severely damaged.It seems that a lot of concert hall organs just collect dust. Symphony conducters need to be reminded of the great music available for organ and orchestra      
(back) Subject: Re: Boston Symphony Hall From: floww@webtv.net (Richard Wolf) Date: Sun, 1 Feb 1998 12:34:31 -0600   conductor conductor conductor  
(back) Subject: Re: Hub Organ From: Stanley Lowkis <nstarfil@mediaone.net> Date: Sun, 01 Feb 1998 14:17:33 -0500   Richard Wolf wrote: > > I am presently listening to a tape of > Freddie Arnish {spelling?} playing the > Hub organ. It is a great and swell sound. > He does a marvelous job without swell > shutters. >       True, no SWELL shutters, but NICE curtains n'est pas?  
(back) Subject: Where are they now? From: "Charles E. Brown" <clmoney@cybernex.net> Date: Sun, 1 Feb 1998 16:58:48 -0500   Hello. My name is Charles and I am new to pipe chat. Does anyone know whatever became of former RCMH organist James (Jimmy) Paulin. Does the Avenue Theatre still exist in San Francisco. It use to have a small 3/14 (I think) Wurlitzer and was used often for silent films.   Much thanks Charlie    
(back) Subject: ?? From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Sun, 01 Feb 1998 16:07:19 -0600   Wer ist Frau Kobelt?   Kevin C. kevin1@alaweb.com  
(back) Subject: Virgil Fox From: "Charles E. Brown" <clmoney@cybernex.net> Date: Sun, 1 Feb 1998 17:33:08 -0500   I was reading some of the postings about Virgil Fox. I was a student of his and he was a very creative person. His sense of orchestralregistration served as an influence for even Leopold Stowkowsky.   He was also a visionary and saw the future in recording as well as crossover concert performing. While I will grant that some of his later performances went a bit over the top, his Bach performances from Riverside and Lincoln Center were inspirational.   I feel that more organist today are inspired then care to admit it.    
(back) Subject: Re: Where are they now? From: ScottFop@aol.com Date: Sun, 1 Feb 1998 18:55:46 EST   In a message dated 98-02-01 17:01:09 EST, you write:   << Hello. My name is Charles and I am new to pipe chat. Does anyone know whatever became of former RCMH organist James (Jimmy) Paulin.   Kimmy died two or three years ago.       Does the Avenue Theatre still exist in San Francisco. It use to have a small 3/14 (I think) Wurlitzer and was used often for silent films. >>   I believe this was the organ used in the old "Showtime SanFrancisco" radio broadcasts. Not sure about the theatre but I heard that the organ was removed long ago and reinstalled elsewhere.   Scott Foppiano  
(back) Subject: Re: Where are they now? From: "Charles E. Brown" <clmoney@cybernex.net> Date: Sun, 1 Feb 1998 20:22:43 -0500   Scott:   Thanks for your response. What happened to Jimmy Paulin? I am sorry to hear about it. He was a talented musician.   Has anyone heard anything more of Dyanne and/or Dennis Awe!!!!!!   Charlie    
(back) Subject: Re: piston setting methods - was Another Moeller Question From: RMaryman@aol.com Date: Sun, 1 Feb 1998 20:26:11 EST   Shirley, et al -   Most smaller Mollers used a mechanical or "trippper" type system. This system has a has a characterisic ka-CHUNG (using electric solenoid to provide the motive power to change the stops) or ka - FLUMP (using air-blown pneumatics to provide the power to change the stops). It is possible that the Abington organ has an all-electric (i.e. solid-state) memory, or used an alternate form of combination storage similar to casavant and skinner consoles. Is it possible that the air-blown mechanisms may have been replaced by a new system after the console was installed? that would explain the "set" piston. Moller used several systems of mechanical stop presets over the years, and since I have not seen the console there I obviously can't say what system is in use there.   I do however believe that my advice to the original query is correct since there was no mention of a set piston in the original post.   Best regards   Rick Maryman  
(back) Subject: Re: T.O. Pipework facades? From: bpearson@adelaide.on.net (Brian Pearson) Date: Mon, 02 Feb 1998 09:21:28 +0930   =20 > I must have misinterpreted the original posting. > But my statement does (I hope) help the younger readers that=20 >may not have known that, to understand the difference of facade and=20 >transparent swell shutters.   Read literally, you didn't, and your reply WAS helpful in educating those who do not know much about organs as to what facade pipes are. I was in no way rebuking you - just offering a different perspective.   All the best! Cheers, Brian.      
(back) Subject: Re: Helping Congregations to Sing (Was Re: Upsetting the congregation) From: Shirley <pnst@itw.com> Date: Sun, 01 Feb 1998 21:30:21   At 16:19 08/25/97 -0500, you wrote: >John L. Speller wrote: >> >> At 06:51 PM 1/30/98, Shirley wrote:   Uh.... no she didn't... whatever she did write musta been snipped. These are not my words. However, I do agree with the sentiments. --Shirley >> >> >> John you are right on. If the organist will concentrate on worship, which includes knowing the words of the hymns and the intentions of the composer it is much easier to lead the congregation and get them to sing. Embellishments are great, if the congregation does not become distracted.    
(back) Subject: Re: Another Moeller Question From: "Kevin.M.Simons-1" <Kevin.M.Simons-1@ou.edu> Date: Sun, 01 Feb 1998 21:14:08 -0600   Dear List,   I did set it with the holding the piston in method, and it seems to be working. I'm pretty pleased with this little instrument, although, as I said before it needs some going over. I keep discovering other little speech problems, but I will wait until a pro can come in and do something about it.   One other question about the crescendo pedal. It only seems to work properly when I have stops already on. When I have no stops on, it only works on one level, is that typical? Does it sound like a contact problem? Granted, I'm not going to attempt to register a piece solely on the crescendo pedal, and I'm not that concerned, but just curious.   Thanks for all your help already!   Kevin M. Simons  
(back) Subject: Re: piston setting methods - was Another Moeller Question From: Shirley <pnst@itw.com> Date: Sun, 01 Feb 1998 21:51:11   Rick et al--   ka-FLUMP it was, before the computer in the console.   And that set button was there before the console rebuild.... Don't know if it was original with the organ in 1969, but I would think it was.     >I do however believe that my advice to the original query is correct since >there was no mention of a set piston in the original post.   Probably is, Rick... I didn't suggest otherwise.   --Shirley    
(back) Subject: Re: Where are they now? From: Joe Elliffe <jelliffe@li.net> Date: Sun, 01 Feb 1998 22:58:19 -0600   Dennis Awe was just performing at the AAOI Organ Extravaganza held at the Orlando Airport Marriot January 9-11th- He was representing Technic Organs- He did a fabulous show and presented workshops demonstrating the latest Technic Popular organs- It's amazing just what they do- DyAnne still lives in Mineola NY and teaches there- She wasn't at this extravaganza this year but Dennis said she'll probably be there next year-   Charles E. Brown wrote:   > Scott: > > Thanks for your response. What happened to Jimmy Paulin? I am sorry to hear > about it. He was a talented musician. > > Has anyone heard anything more of Dyanne and/or Dennis Awe!!!!!! > > Charlie > > "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: Re: Another Moeller Question From: dougcampbell@juno.com (Douglas A. Campbell) Date: Mon, 02 Feb 1998 00:07:39 EST     On Sun, 01 Feb 1998 21:14:08 -0600 "Kevin.M.Simons-1" <Kevin.M.Simons-1@ou.edu> writes: >Dear List, > >I did set it with the holding the piston in method, and it seems to be >working. >One other question about the crescendo pedal. It only seems to work >properly when I have stops already on. When I have no stops on, it >only >works on one level, is that typical?   Dear Kevin, Yes it does sound like a problem !   Where are you located?     Douglas A. Campbell Skaneateles, NY   _____________________________________________________________________ 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]