PipeChat Digest #250 - Friday, February 13, 1998
 
Re: Howard Tractor Seat in Chicago
  by Charles E. Brown <clmoney@cybernex.net>
TO Catalog
  by <steve.lamanna@tavsnet.com>
Re: TO Catalog
  by Richard Wolf <floww@webtv.net>
Re: TO Catalog
  by Bob and Sally Evans <orgnloft@Ma.ultranet.com>
Multiplex system sources
  by Richard Schneider <arpncorn@davesworld.net>
15 February 1998, VI Epiphany
  by Ken <mewzishn@spec.net>
Re: Works of N.J. Lemmens/Zsoltan Gardonyi
  by Vincent <vlefevere@unicall.be>
re:howard seat
  by Jason D. Comet <bombarde8@juno.com>
re:howard seat
  by Richard Wolf <floww@webtv.net>
ORGANIC DINNER
  by bruce cornely <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: I need a Trumpet [cross posted]
  by <OrgTek61n@aol.com>
Re: ORGANIC DINNER
  by Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com>
Shoes
  by Ruth  Bird <theraven@istar.ca>
Re: Shoes
  by Beau Surratt <beaupiano@earthlink.net>
Need Info on NYC
  by <DM726@delphi.com>
Re: Shoes
  by <SCoonrod@aol.com>
Theatre Organ Home Page ??
  by <GHamil9709@aol.com>
Re: Theatre Organ Home Page ??
  by <SCoonrod@aol.com>
Re: Theatre Organ Home Page ??
  by <DaveW10140@aol.com>
Re: Theatre Organ Home Page ??
  by bruce cornely <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Shoes
  by Judy A. Ollikkala <71431.2534@compuserve.com>
Need Info on NYC
  by Judy A. Ollikkala <71431.2534@compuserve.com>
Shoes
  by <JEKroep@hrn.bradley.edu>
Re: Shoes
  by Otto Pebworth <opebwrth@gte.net>
Schudi Web Site (x-post)
  by Ken <mewzishn@spec.net>
 


(back) Subject: Re: Howard Tractor Seat in Chicago From: "Charles E. Brown" <clmoney@cybernex.net> Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 07:06:40 -0500   Radio City Music Hall, until relatively recently, also used a Howard Seat. Many years ago we officially dubbed it "The Nutcracker". When the console started moving in and out of the wall, we would feel like we were going fall off of it and end up in the seats. It was replaced when the organ was rennovated and the console modernized.   Charles E. Brown    
(back) Subject: TO Catalog From: steve.lamanna@tavsnet.com Date: Thu, 12 Feb 98 11:06:48 -0500     Some time ago, I received (and then promptly lost) a catalog of Organ CD's which had a huge number of both Classical and TO selections.   Could anyone give me to contact information for this catalog....I think it was the Organ Historical Society, but am not sure.....   Steve LaManna      
(back) Subject: Re: TO Catalog From: floww@webtv.net (Richard Wolf) Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 10:19:40 -0600   Organ Literature Foundation 45 Norfolk Rd. Braintree, Ma. 02184-5918 617-848-1388 FAX 617-848-7655   This may not be the same one you lost but has a gazillion things to look at.   I hope this helps.   Dick  
(back) Subject: Re: TO Catalog From: orgnloft@Ma.ultranet.com (Bob and Sally Evans) Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 11:51:41 -0500 (EST)   > >Could anyone give me to contact information for this catalog....I think it was >the Organ Historical Society, but am not sure..... > >Steve LaManna     Hi Steve,   OHS Box 26811 Richmond, VA 23261   Phone: (804) 353-9226 Fax: (804) 353-9226 e-mail: catalog@organsociety.org   Hope this helps.   Bob Evans > > > >"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   Bob's Wurlitzer Loft Swansea, MA Home of "Rochelle" the RJ-12 Wurlitzer Pipe Organ      
(back) Subject: Multiplex system sources From: Richard Schneider <arpncorn@davesworld.net> Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 10:47:23 -0800   Bob Acker inquires about various manufactuerers of Multiplex technology.   I don't know exactly what all you want to do, but I an tell you that Justin Matters also builds a system that is using fiber-optic for transmission purposes. As well, theirs have built-in MIDI capability as part of the system, and at LESS COST, than Peterson, at least (I don't know about comparisons with other vendors.   But the major advantage is the use of the 1/8" diamater fiber-optic cable, which is nice for elimination of worries regarding induced voltages in normal wires from lightning strikes, TV/RF interference, etc.   Write me privately if you'd like an address. Sorry, they don't have an EMAIL address or website.   Faithfully,   Richard Schneider, Preident SCHNEIDER PIPE ORGANS, Inc.    
(back) Subject: 15 February 1998, VI Epiphany From: Ken <mewzishn@spec.net> Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 14:25:33 +0000   15 February 1998, VI Epiphany Church of the Advent, Westbury, New York The Rev’d Jeffrey H. Krantz, rector Kenneth L. Sybesma, choirmaster and organist   Voluntary at the Gathering, Organ Improvisation Hymn at the Entrance Procession LEVAS* 77, Jesus is All the World to Me Gloria LEVAS 243, Haywood Psalm 1, Anglican chant Hymn at the Gospel LEVAS 44, Lauda Anima Anthem at the Presentation, “Blest Are They” David Haas Hymn at the Preparation LEVAS 72, American Folk Song Sanctus LEVAS 252, McLin Lord's Prayer LEVAS 264, Hay Malotte (!) Fraction LEVAS 269, McLin Anthem at the Communion, “Amazing Grace” from Virginia Harmony, 1831 Hymn at the Retiring Procession LEVAS 62, McKee Voluntary at the Dismissal, Organ Improvisation   *It has been the custom to use LEVAS,II for hymns and service on the third Sunday of each month.        
(back) Subject: Re: Works of N.J. Lemmens/Zsoltan Gardonyi From: "Vincent" <vlefevere@unicall.be> Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 20:54:29 +0100       ---------- > Van: Jonathan M Orwig <giwro@juno.com> > Aan: pipechat@pipechat.org > Onderwerp: Works of N.J. Lemmens/Zsoltan Gardonyi > Datum: maandag 9 februari 1998 22:43 >=20 > I was recently playing an old LP recorded by Patrice Caire of the Organ > Sonatas of N.J. Lemmens. There was no information on the jacket about > publishers - do any of you out there know who published them? >=20 > Also, I have been looking for a copy some pieces by Zsoltan Gardonyi -= a > Partita on Veni Creator and his Organ Sonatas. His music used to be > distributed by Boosey, but the last time I tried to order this piece it > came back "permanently out of print"..... :-( > **************** > Jonathan Orwig > Bethany Church, Redlands, CA > Evensong Music, Media and Graphics > http://members.aol.com/Evnsong/pgone.html >=20   Jonathan, With regard to the Lemmens LP we suggest to contact the publisher Henry Karl Baker, 45 Norfolk Road, Braintree MA 02184 - 5918 USA Tel. 781.848.1387, Fax 781.848.7655, E-Mail organlitfnd@juno.com   This is an information given by "Organs in Flanders", non-profit assoc. i= n Belgium http://uc2.unicall.be/vlefevere/index.htm Vincent lef=E8vre, secretary  
(back) Subject: re:howard seat From: bombarde8@juno.com (Jason D. Comet) Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 15:03:33 -0500   Why don't you just stand on the pedals for a second to get onto it????? I stand on the pedals for a couple of seconds (or minutes) to get something off the top. Of course, our pedalboard is structurly sound so that it can withstand a VERY big beating.   jc   _____________________________________________________________________ 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: re:howard seat From: floww@webtv.net (Richard Wolf) Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 14:16:15 -0600   Staying on is harder than getting on.   Does anyone have or know of any information on the Hammond Grand 100 concert organ?     Dick  
(back) Subject: ORGANIC DINNER From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 16:08:11 -0500   This article appeared in the Gainesville Sun on 12 Feb. Termites dine on historic organ Jacksonville -- The historic Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd first noticed problems when the roof of the organ chamber began leaking and dead black-winged termites lay in a pile on the floor. The termites had built slender mud tubes from the ground to the third-floor chamber. A pest control company tallied $50,000 in damage to a pipe organ and $25,000 in damage to the organ chamber. Workers said this was one of the largest termite colonies they had ever encountered. The damaged pipes were sent for repair and reconditioning to an organ restorer in Missouri and repairs were being made to the chamber, where part of the massive pipes were housed. "The discovered the nice yellow pine, their favorite food, which makes up the wood portion of the pipes," Canon Ken Kruger said Tuesday. Bryan Cooksey, president of McCall Services Inc., said the termite infestatiion is a challenge because the church in the historic Riverside neighborhood is the size of a city block. "In a normal size home, you would have 15 to 18 terite monitoring stations. Here we have over 100," Cooksey said.   Soooooooooo, let this be a lesson to you folks who NEVER go inside of your organ chambers!   bruce cornely o o o __________ o o o ago (dean) ohs o o __________ o o  
(back) Subject: Re: I need a Trumpet [cross posted] From: OrgTek61n@aol.com Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 19:08:02 EST   All I have that your wanting is a 30note 16' Subbass on 5" w.p. from a Aeolian residence organ. Sorry. Have you checked the classified in The Diapason magazine I think youll have better luck there for these ranks. Rod  
(back) Subject: Re: ORGANIC DINNER From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 20:49:16 -0600   > Soooooooooo, let this be a lesson to you folks who NEVER go inside of > your organ chambers!   I go inside mine every week and inspect for things like excessive moisture, moths, RATS (who chewed a hole in our second octave SubBass 16' C pipe..would that be a CC?), and other things. From time to time I have to rehang the chimes. The action starts leaning forward and they come off their hangers and touch each other. One day I was playing and heard a "clunk-clunk-clang-ching-ching-ching-ching-ching" (each "ching" quiter than the first). In my weekly inspection, I found that the Posuane 16' low C# had come untied and fell over on the C nat. I was glad the C nat. didn't give way too. We could have had a catastrophy there. The organ tech had been looking at one, pulled one out, and used a dumb little knot that lasted about three weeks after he retied the string.   We are getting a new organ tech now. The church said they'll let our current one go back to Mississippi, and Mr. Bill from Chattanooga could handle it from here (Stuart, you'd know what I'm talking about. Don't tell yet, the board hasn't approved it. But from saving the church from three embarassments that would have been caused by the organ, I think I'll have a small influence; the pastor even wants Bill over the old one also).   Anyway,   Kevin C. kevin1@alaweb.com   Our organ is what keeps the congregation awake.  
(back) Subject: Shoes From: Ruth Bird <theraven@istar.ca> Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 21:52:45 -0500   I'm new on this list, and you have probably discussed this many = times--However, I need help.   I cannot go shoeless, therefore my problem( and it IS a major = problem-also an expensive one so far), what type of shoes do the = professionals wear.=20 Hard Soles?? Hard Rubber Soles?? No Soles (something like houseshoes)? Heels, if yes how high??   Do you go for shoes that give you lots of oomph when you play the = pedal, or shoes that let your feet feel the pedals that you are = playing? ( in my case, trying to play).   Please don't be impatient with this question; I am having a real hard = time trying to get it right.   If I use flat or soft soled shoes, I have a hard time with heel to toe. If I use hard and soled shoes, I have a hard time knowing where I am , = or where I am going to.     Thanks for your time, Sonja//Ruth      
(back) Subject: Re: Shoes From: "Beau Surratt" <beaupiano@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 21:04:50 -0600   The absolute BEST shoes are called Organmaster shoes, yes they are made specifically for organ playing. I'm not sure of how to get in touch with them (I cant find the order form). IM sure someone else on the list will help you.     Beau Surratt                           ---------- > From: Ruth Bird <theraven@istar.ca> > To: 'pipechat@pipechat.org' > Subject: Shoes > Date: Thursday, February 12, 1998 8:52 PM > > I'm new on this list, and you have probably discussed this many times--However, I need help. > > I cannot go shoeless, therefore my problem( and it IS a major problem-also an expensive one so far), what type of shoes do the professionals wear. > Hard Soles?? > Hard Rubber Soles?? > No Soles (something like houseshoes)? > Heels, if yes how high?? > > Do you go for shoes that give you lots of oomph when you play the pedal, or shoes that let your feet feel the pedals that you are playing? ( in my case, trying to play). > > Please don't be impatient with this question; I am having a real hard time trying to get it right. > > If I use flat or soft soled shoes, I have a hard time with heel to toe. > If I use hard and soled shoes, I have a hard time knowing where I am , or where I am going to. > > > Thanks for your time, > Sonja//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 >  
(back) Subject: Need Info on NYC From: DM726@delphi.com Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 20:25:37 -0500 (EST)   I am going to be in NYC this weekend and would like to know if anyone knows the organist playing the Vespers service at St. John the Unfinished Sunday nite? Also are there any other good organ or TO goings on during the week? TIA Dave McPeak  
(back) Subject: Re: Shoes From: SCoonrod@aol.com Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 22:26:59 EST   There are "organ" shoes out there. They are called ORGANMASTER SHOES, and are basically dance shoes with soft, thin leather bottoms and about a 3/4" heel. They are very good for playing in! I used to see adds for them in TAO and Diapason magazine.   I however, choose to play in sock feet mostly, leaving my organ shoes for recital literature with difficult pedal parts that demand the extra control that the heels give.   RandyT  
(back) Subject: Theatre Organ Home Page ?? From: GHamil9709@aol.com Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 22:26:23 EST   A recent computer failure wiped out all my info. Can anyone help me with the above? Thanx gene hamilton  
(back) Subject: Re: Theatre Organ Home Page ?? From: SCoonrod@aol.com Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 22:40:24 EST   In a message dated 98-02-12 22:34:15 EST, GHamil9709@aol.com writes:   << A recent computer failure wiped out all my info. Can anyone help me with the above? Thanx gene hamilton >>     http://theatreorgans.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Theatre Organ Home Page ?? From: DaveW10140@aol.com Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 22:38:26 EST   http://theatreorgans.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Theatre Organ Home Page ?? From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 22:41:50 -0500   The TO homepage can be accessed via Pipeorg-L which I will send separately. Please let me know if you don't get it.   bruce cornely o o o __________ o o o ago (dean) ohs o o __________ o o  
(back) Subject: Shoes From: "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com> Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 22:44:36 -0500   Dear Sonja-Ruth. wear soft soled shoes with a small heel, so you can still feel the pedals as you play. And do not wear them anywhere else, they will last a long time and mold to your feet.  
(back) Subject: Need Info on NYC From: "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com> Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 22:44:32 -0500   Hi David, I don't have a listing for St. John's, but Dorothy Papadakos frequently plays the improv. at the vespers which I think starts at 7pm. From the TAO and Diapason, here are the rest. Sunday, St. Thomas Evensong at 4pm, David Oliver on organ at 5:15pm Monday St. Thomas, Judith Hancock lecture demo. of Taylor & Boody tracker 10am (this is part of an AGO day event) 1pm George Stauffer lecture, St. Peters Lutheran Klais organ, Citicorp Center, Lexington Ave. with lecture/ recital Bruce Gustafson 3pm 8pm Recital Martin Jean (don't miss him, he's great) at Holy Trinity Episcopal   If you are wending your way home on Monday, the Hartford Chapter is having an organ crawl in Stamford CT. I will be there, and they are going, in this order I believe, to St. John's Lutheran Foulkes, in the morning, lunch there, then St. John's Episcopal EMSkinner reb. of 1891 Roosevelt, rebuilt several times since, now latest ren. by Foley-Baker, very little Skinner remains, then mid-afternoon to St. Barnabas Episc. Foulkes. The two Foulkes are very different, I'm told. I'm sure you could tag along, but I don't know where any of these churches are specifically. We are riding a bus from Wethersfield. If you want details call Ezequiel Menendez in Avon CT 860-673-4034 BTW Roberta Gary is playing at Old West, Boston on Friday, Feb. 20 at 8pm  
(back) Subject: Shoes From: JEKroep@hrn.bradley.edu Date: 12 Feb 1998 22:30:00 CST/CDT   Dear Sonja//Ruth,   this company? I'm sorry, I can't findan American Organist magazine with an organmaster ad.   Best of luck.     Jonathan E. Kroepel    
(back) Subject: Re: Shoes From: Otto Pebworth <opebwrth@gte.net> Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 23:30:58 -0500   Ruth Bird wrote: > > I'm new on this list, and you have probably discussed this many times--However, I need help. > > I cannot go shoeless, therefore my problem( and it IS a major problem-also an expensive one so far), what type of shoes do the professionals wear.   > Sonja//Ruth >   ---> Organmaster Shoes are the best ones to have!   Organmaster Shoes 282 Stepstone Hill Guilford, CT 06437 U.S.A. 203-453-1973   Womens Sizes 4-11 N/M/W (whole and half-sizes) Colours: Black, Navy, Bone, Silver, Gold   $44 PPD   Hope this helps!   Otto    
(back) Subject: Schudi Web Site (x-post) From: Ken <mewzishn@spec.net> Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 04:00:14 +0000   Found this website, thought it may be of interest. I'd been under the impression that the Schudi firm was no longer building instruments, though..... Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.   http://www.schudi.com/   Ken Sybesma