PipeChat Digest #276 - Friday, February 27, 1998
Re: Buxtehude / Buckstuhooda / Barracuda
  by Ken <mewzishn@spec.net>
Re: Lift High the Cross
  by Ken <mewzishn@spec.net>
Re: Funny hymn references
  by Kenneth O. Woods <kow987@dice.crane.navy.mil>
Re: My recent post/nitpicking/Rockefeller Chapel etc etc
  by John L. Speller <jlspeller@stlnet.com>
Re: Funny hymn references
  by E. Margo Dillard <emd0002@jove.acs.unt.edu>
FW: UMC hymnal(was: Funny hymn references)
  by Ruth  Bird <theraven@istar.ca>
Re: Buxtehude / Buckstuhooda / Barracuda
  by Stuart Frankel <sqf4696@is2.nyu.edu>
Re: Organs in the Frankfort, Kentucky Area
  by dmjd <jimdave@rnet.com>
  by Kenneth O. Woods <kow987@dice.crane.navy.mil>
Re: POE+
  by Tnbirke <Tnbirke@aol.com>
Re: POE+
  by Tnbirke <Tnbirke@aol.com>
RE: Tears at church music
  by Mark Huth <mhuth@rodgers.rain.com>
Re: Tears at church music
  by Stanley E Yoder <syoder+@andrew.cmu.edu>
Re: additions
  by bruce cornely <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Hymn text altering
  by Judy A. Ollikkala <71431.2534@compuserve.com>
Re: accompanists(was: An organist once again)
  by bruce cornely <cremona84000@webtv.net>
  by karencl@worldnet.att.net <karencl@worldnet.att.net>
Stoplist help
  by Jonathan M Orwig <giwro@juno.com>
Organ Concert, 8 March
  by Cpmnhartus <Cpmnhartus@aol.com>
Re: X-Post : Organbuilder Inquiry
  by Helmut Kilger <kilger@degnet.com>
FOR SALE: Wurlitzer/Various   Theater Pipe Organ Parts
  by <RUSCZYK@ix.netcom.com>
FOR SALE: Marr & Colton 3 manual Theater Organ Console
  by <RUSCZYK@ix.netcom.com>
Atlantic City Organs
  by Professor Alan Mortimer <mortimer@apollo.ruralnet.net.au>
Re: Funny hymn references
  by Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com>

(back) Subject: Re: Buxtehude / Buckstuhooda / Barracuda From: Ken <mewzishn@spec.net> Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 05:39:15 +0000   ProOrgo48 wrote:   > Diderik??? Where, pray tell, did we get this spelling? > > What happened to the German Dietrich? Diderik, if I understand > correctly, > would be a Scandinavian form of the German name.   You're correct! ... Buxtehude wasn't German. He was Danish. : ) Dietrich is his Deutschifized (??) name, and a lot of people seem to automagically assume he was German.   Ken Sybesma   (I'm sending this on to the list, in case anyone else had a similar question.)        
(back) Subject: Re: Lift High the Cross From: Ken <mewzishn@spec.net> Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 05:52:15 +0000   Kurt Kehler wrote:   > Great idea. I never thought of using "Lift High the Cross" on Easter. > I had > associated it _only_ with Christ the King, and some occasional uses. I > will > try it.   Another thing, if the hymn is at all unfamiliar to your parish it makes a super, short end-of-liturgy acclamatory statement for each Sunday in Lent -- and when Easter rolls around and you use the verses, that refrain is sung with such great gusto. Crucifer is one of those tunes that's angular and should be difficult to sing, but if played with great energy and fire, and at the right tempo -- a bit quicker than some take it, I believe -- even the average pew potato can sing through most phrases without gasping for breath at awkward moments.   Ken Sybesma        
(back) Subject: Re: Funny hymn references From: kow987@dice.crane.navy.mil (Kenneth O. Woods) Date: Fri, 27 Feb 98 7:21:10 EST   > > > The UMC, being very sensible, didn't tamper with the words. > > Well, I have to disagree. While the UMC did not tamper with these > particular words, they tampered with enough of them IMHO. > And I get really irked at the revisions to be politically correct. > Karen I couldn't agree with you more. I wonder if the authors consider it an infringement of their copyright to have THEIR words changed? I am also suspicious of the spiritual agenda of those who fuss over gnats. *grin*   -- Kenneth O. Woods kow987@dice.crane.navy.mil  
(back) Subject: Re: My recent post/nitpicking/Rockefeller Chapel etc etc From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 06:58:16 -0600 (CST)   At 10:43 PM 2/26/98 EST, Bill Miller wrote:   >JOHN (SPELLER)- you're an organbuilder? Please give details.   I thought everyone knew this. I first got interested in the organ when I was attending a school in England where we had a three-manual pipe organ in our school chapel which contained a lot of historic pipework, some of it going back to Father Smith, 1708. I took lessons but was never a great player. The pipe organ, and historic instruments especially, was always my hobby, but at first I worked in other fields. I started life out as a combination of rare book librarian and adjunct religion professor, but I moved to the United States in the early 1980s and a year or two later apprenticed with James R. McFarland & Co. in Millersville, Pennsylvania. I had met Jim McFarland through the Organ Historical Society. Then in 1987, with Larry Pruett and Bill Duck, I was one of the founders of Columbia Organ Works, in Columbia, Pennsylvania. The firm specializes in historic renovations of tracker and electro-pneumatic instruments, and also owns Columbia Organ Leathers, supplying other organbuilders with specialized leathers. I worked full time at Columbia Organ Works until 1993, and am still a director and part-owner of the firm. Since moving to Missouri I have also been working with Mike Quimby at Quimby Pipe Organs, in Warrensburg.   John.    
(back) Subject: Re: Funny hymn references From: "E. Margo Dillard" <emd0002@jove.acs.unt.edu> Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 07:31:54 -0600 (CST)   On Thu, 26 Feb 1998, karencl@worldnet.att.net wrote:   > No Indian or Spaniard worth his salt is going to spend $20 for a big > fat hymnal that contains only a few hymns in their own language. If the > UMC wanted to accomodate these folks with an entire hymnal of Spanish > Hymns or Indian Hymns, that's another kettle of fish entirely. But to   The entire UMC hymnal is published in Spanish, among a number of languages. The English version is only intended to be used by English first-language people - the alternative texts are to expand your experience - not to throw in a "token" hymn. (That's why most are written phonetically). I'm not going to comment on the rest of it - We will just get into a war of beliefs, like the one over whether or not Sundays in Lent are penitential (was that the "other" list?) Anyway, suffice it to say, we don't all agree and that's why we have gobs of denominations and gobs of hymnals.   I say tomayto and you say tomahto.   Margo Dillard Methodist   **************************************************************************** SURVEY OF MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN OF ORGANISTS www.metronet.com/~organmed/ **************************************************************************** "There is nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right notes at the right time, and the instrument plays itself." -- J. S. Bach "We suffer, we suffer, we suffer in silence." -- Fiddler on the Roof ****************************************************************************    
(back) Subject: FW: UMC hymnal(was: Funny hymn references) From: Ruth Bird <theraven@istar.ca> Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 08:43:45 -0500       [Ruth Bird] Political Correctness in any Faith is o.k. as long as "It does not ever take away even an iota of the truth". I always thought that the bible is the corner stone of the many different Christian Believes. If we take away from that which has been taught in the bible, then political correctness does not promote the truth. AS has been mentioned, Christ also offended, but he offended because he held onto the truth, and he would not change with opinions. With the many postings I have been privileged to read I have come to one conclusion. Many of the ministers, members, or players do not seem to believe that their pastor is actually an anointed of the Lord, thereby being the Lord's ambassador. If it would be believed, then the services would not be criticized (who would criticize the Lord?).   Perhaps the idea to have ethnic hymns included is simply to help make our ethnic brothers and sisters feel a little more at home. Just to be able to hear a hymn being sung in our mother tongue, can sometimes be a balm for the soul, even more then any words could be. Just remember, us pipers, more then anyone should know that music touches the soul. So if we can mix music with words for our ethnic worshippers, what a lovely gift to give them to make them feel at home.   [Ruth Bird] Ruth    
(back) Subject: Re: Buxtehude / Buckstuhooda / Barracuda From: Stuart Frankel <sqf4696@is2.nyu.edu> Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 08:50:57 -0800   Ken skrev/schrieb:   > Buxtehude wasn't German. He was Danish. : )   According to Kerala Snyder's Big Buxtehude Book, B's father was German and his mother was probably Danish. B certainly spoke German natively, and was probably bilingual in Danish.   Right after World War II, there was actually a row in print on the question of whether B was Danish or German. The opening shot was fired by Niels Friis in 1945 with a book entitled "Diderik Buxtehude: den store dansker," which translates rather unfortunately as "D.B.: the great Dane."   Nit pickingly, Stuart List lurker  
(back) Subject: Re: Organs in the Frankfort, Kentucky Area From: dmjd <jimdave@rnet.com> Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 09:22:01 -0600   Hi Kevin: I'm originally from Lexington, but I studied organ in Frankfort. Ascension in Frankfort has a wonderful 4 manual (I think) Austin. Also, KY state U. in Frankfort has a very good (Steiner?) organ. Good Shepherd used to have a Kilgen. I don't know what else is there. But... In Lexington: UK has a 5/90 Moller, a great Holtkamp and several small practice instruments. Also a growing theatre organ hybrid in the new theatre. St. Peter's has an original 2/9 WurlitZer. Calvary Baptist an excellent 3 manual Moller that even Carlo Curley liked! One of the Presbyterian churches has a Reiger; nice but screamy. St. Paul's (my former parish) has a 3'14 Kilgen with the best double flute I've ever heard. There's the usual assortment of everything else, including the fabulous Holtkamps at Christ Church Cathedral and at Central Christian (or as Christ Church refers to it: St. Greyhound-on-the-Plaza.) At Spindletop Hall, the Country Club owned by UK is a large 4 manual Kimball, barely playable, and at Carnahan House, the conference house also owned by UK is an original Aoelian (with player) that I Think is in pretty good shape. Lexington is about 30 miles from Frankfort and has a large, active AGO chapter. email me privately for contacts. Hope this helps. JimmyD   -- "Remember Maine" Rainbow Ridge Farm Plainville Illinois 62365      
(back) Subject: POE+ From: kow987@dice.crane.navy.mil (Kenneth O. Woods) Date: Fri, 27 Feb 98 11:10:02 EST   I'm planning to attend the POE+ in June in Rockford IL. Anybody else going? Been to that one or another one before? -- Kenneth O. Woods kow987@dice.crane.navy.mil  
(back) Subject: Re: POE+ From: Tnbirke <Tnbirke@aol.com> Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 12:24:51 EST   Dear Kenneth (and other potential POE+ participants),   I am an alumna of two POE+ events, having attended the first two in Charleston, WV, in 1996 and 1997. I am hoping to make it to Rockford for the third in June. It is a great experience. As a very beginning organ student, I welcome the opportunity to leave behind my family and other obligations for several days of intensive organ study and practice time! It was at the POE where I had my first experience of playing for an audience which I would never have done on my own (my church does not afford me the opportunity to play the organ in services). The clinicians and teachers have been outstanding, and I've met some fine musicians through the POE. The first POE included young people (high school) who were excellent organists (one was attending his 7th POE and was an organ major at the Cleveland Institute but a kind young man), and that was somewhat intimidating for us older beginners. It's a good idea to separate the adults from the "kids" as they are doing now.   I highly recommend the POE=  
(back) Subject: Re: POE+ From: Tnbirke <Tnbirke@aol.com> Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 12:27:07 EST   Excuse me, Kenneth, but my computer did something strange before I finished my communique on the POE+.   I do recommend the workshop and hope to see you there this summer.   Mary Birkett Bartlesville, OK  
(back) Subject: RE: Tears at church music From: "Mark Huth" <mhuth@rodgers.rain.com> Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 09:20:48 PDT     > > Judy Ollikkala wrote: > > > > The two hymns that "get to me" every time are: > > > > Irby "Once in Royal David's City" the verse > > that starts and ends "And our eyes at last shall see > > him----and he leads his children on----to the > > place where he has gone"   Then, Rich Wildhirt wrote:   > I'm with ya, Judy. OIRDC gets to me, too. Beautiful tune and text.   Add my name to the list. In fact, Rich will no doubt remember that this was the opening carol for many years at the Christmas Chorale for Concordia University Portland, Oregon, (Rich and I were students there about the same time).   Dale Fisk, music chair and choral director at the time, wrote a very beautiful arrangement which started with processional handbells on the introduction and first verse and ended up with full organ and a glorious descant on the verse which Judy mentioned above.   > Another one for me is "My Song Is Love Unknown." I know that's got > a few different tunes, but the one I love is in CPH's Lutheran > Worship (#91).   This uses the tune by John Ireland (sp?), which also made it into "With One Voice", the new hymnal from Augsburg Fortress. People who like this tune and text should also check out the setting for organ by John Leavitt. I also believe that John Leavitt and David Cherwein have also published SATB settings of this wonderful hymn.   I recently became acquainted with another new text which Timothy Dudley-Smith wrote for CHH Parry's wonderful tune, "Repton". The first line of the hymn is "He Comes to Us as One Unknown", and it can also be found in "With One Voice". All the verses are wonderful, but verse 3 is particularly powerful to me, perhaps because of the images and use of alliteration:     He comes to us in sounds of seas, the ocean's fume and foam; yet still and small upon the breeze, a wind that stirs the tops of trees, a voice to call us home.     This is a great thread and I look forward to reading other people's offerings.   Mark         Mark Huth Rodgers Instrument Corporation mhuth@rodgers.rain.com http://www.rodgerscorp.com   ==========================   Artificial Intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.    
(back) Subject: Re: Tears at church music From: Stanley E Yoder <syoder+@andrew.cmu.edu> Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 12:54:06 -0500 (EST)   Excerpts from mail: 27-Feb-98 RE: Tears at church music by "Mark Huth"@rodgers.rain > I recently became acquainted with another new text which Timothy > Dudley-Smith wrote for CHH Parry's wonderful tune, "Repton". The > first line of the hymn is "He Comes to Us as One Unknown", and it > can also be found in "With One Voice".   Whether consciously or not, Dudley-Smith's first line above owes something to Charles Wesley's "Come, O thou traveller unknown" - CW at his finest, though probably better as poetry than hymnody. Erik Routley adored it. Stan Yoder Pittsburgh  
(back) Subject: Re: additions From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 13:11:57 -0500   Beau, In order to make such a recommendation it would be helpful to know the size of the building/congregation and the present stoplist. Could you post??   bruce cornely o o o __________ o o o ago (dean) ohs o o __________ o o  
(back) Subject: Hymn text altering From: "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com> Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 13:12:13 -0500   I agree with Karen that hymn texts and poetry should not be altered to reflect inclusive language. There are many more important issues the churches and denominations should be involving themselves with. This issue ranks about 10th on a 1-10 scale of importance in my book. These lyricists and composers wrote in the style of their times. Who are we that we should tamper in order to be "politically correct".  
(back) Subject: Re: accompanists(was: An organist once again) From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 13:32:00 -0500   I know from whence you cometh, Jonathan. I have recently changed positions from organist only to director of music and organist. What I miss most is the practice time I used to have, which is now spent in planning and administration. Plus the worries when no one shows for choir rehearsal, or wondering who is going to show up on Sunday. But there is a great reward in having the opportunity to plan the music for a liturgy and have influence on the quality of what is done. Life is a trade-off. The ultimate would be to have a team of like-minded and equally proficient people who could trade-off playing and directing and planning and implementing, and of course worrying. But that would be veeeeery expensive. I really love my new position and in a couple of years when things are running smoothly practice time should be easier to obtain. I have never had a problem with drecting from the console because the choir pretty much knows what they are doing by that time, and contrary to the egomaniacs the choir does not keep its eyes rivited to the director when singing. I carefully watch the great choir to see how many people only glance up for the occasional cues.   bruce cornely o o o __________ o o o ago (dean) ohs o o __________ o o  
(back) Subject: Tears From: "karencl@worldnet.att.net" <karencl@worldnet.att.net> Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 13:44:53 -0800   One of the most beautiful settings of "Once In Royal David's City" was a part of Ovid Young's work *Images of Christmas*. Of all the Christmas STUFF our choir has done over 30 years, this is the one I pull out EVERY Christmas and put the demo tape (the only one I have) in the car tape player during the Advent season. In this work he took many of the older and less familiar Christmas chorales and arranged them for choir and orchestra. No readings, just wonderful arrangements of oft-neglected (sigh),yet beautiful chorales. Magnificent. Karen  
(back) Subject: Stoplist help From: giwro@juno.com (Jonathan M Orwig) Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 10:50:04 -0800   Dear list,   I have 2 fine recordings of the Widoresque Organ Symphonies and Concertos of Feliks Nowowiejski - (BTW, wonderful romantic stuff - well crafted - deserves a wider hearing) however, there is no stoplist for either recording - anyone that can help (probably better via private email)?   1. St, Anna's Church in Katawice-Janów (Poland) 2. Katholische Pfarrkirche St, Stephanus, Beckum   TIA,   **************** Jonathan Orwig Bethany Church, Redlands, CA Evensong Music, Media and Graphics - Organ, Keyboard & Choral Music http://members.aol.com/Evnsong/pgone.html   _____________________________________________________________________ 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: Organ Concert, 8 March From: Cpmnhartus <Cpmnhartus@aol.com> Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 14:50:24 EST   From Copeman Hart-America Oak Ridge, Tennessee 27 February 1998   Subject: Inaugural Organ Recital   Dear Listers:   On Sunday 8 March at 3.00 PM, I will play the inaugural concert on the magnificent new Copeman Hart organ at The United Church, The Chapel On The Hill, 85 Kentucky Avenue, Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The organ is a two-manual of 33 stops and forty ranks plus chimes and harpsichord with an elegant drawstop console. Prior to the recital, at 2.30, I shall give a lecture-demonstration of the organ.   The program will include compositions of Buxtehude, Bach, Stanley, Rheinberger, Sowerby, Langlais, G.B. Nevin, Rawsthorne, Elgar, Scott Joplin, etc.   If you can't come to the recital, but you would like to see and play the organ, please contact me and I will make all the necessary arrangements.   With all good wishes, I am,   Sincerely yours,   George   George W. Bayley Senior Consultant Copeman Hart-America 107 East Pasadena Road Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830-5112 Tel. & Fax. 423.482.8600   COPEMAN HART & COMPANY, LTD. Church Organ Builders IRTHLINGBOROUGH Northamptonshire ENGLAND NN9 5TZ http://www.copemanhart.co.uk Tel. +44-(0)1933 652600 Fax. +44-(0)1933 652288   AUSTRALIAN CONSULTANCY Copeman Hart-Australia 60 Memorial Avenue ST. IVES NSW 2075 E-mail: hamilton.stives@bigpond.com  
(back) Subject: Re: X-Post : Organbuilder Inquiry From: Helmut Kilger <kilger@degnet.com> Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 21:29:13 +0100   Douglas A. Campbell wrote: > > Dear Listers, > > Is anhyone familiar with the organbuilder William J. Krebs of Dayton, > Ohio? I understand that he was active between 1930 and the mid-1960s. > > Supposedly there is an instrument of his in Tipp City, although I do not > know the name of the church. > > Any information would help. Thanks in advance! > > 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] > > "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 Sorry I don't know Krebs but this name sound European. My name is Helmut Kilger. I'm a Organbuilder living in Germany. So if you need any contact in Germany, drop me a line.   Regards, Helmut Kilger    
(back) Subject: FOR SALE: Wurlitzer/Various Theater Pipe Organ Parts From: RUSCZYK@ix.netcom.com Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 16:15:27 -0600 (CST)   For Sale: Wurlitzer/Various Theater Pipe Organ Parts Gottfried French Trumpet 61 Notes WA Spencer Orgoblo 3hp 3ph 500cfm/15inches FL Wurlitzer Bourdon 16ft 12 note w/chests FL & WA Wurlitzer Various Offset Chests FL & WA Recifiers CHEAP FL & WA Wurlitzer Concert Flute 8 ft octave w/chest FL Wurlitzer Xylophone 30 notes Rebuilt 1993 WA Wurlitzer Chimes 18 notes Original WA Wurlitzer Oboe Horn 61 notes WA Wurlitzer Style "D" Trumpet poor condition / complete WA Wurlitzer Tuba Horn poor condition / complete WA Wurlitzer copy regulators w/Wurl. valve boards 20X30 WA   $OFFERS Bob Rusczyk Phone: 360-254-4736 Email to -> RUSCZYK@ix.netcom.com        
(back) Subject: FOR SALE: Marr & Colton 3 manual Theater Organ Console From: RUSCZYK@ix.netcom.com Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 16:17:58 -0600 (CST)   For Sale: Marr & Colton Theater Organ Console Marr & Colton 3manual theater console completely rebuilt within the last 10 years with Ant. White & Gold repaint last year. In every way a new console/new pedal board, keyboards rebuilt including new tops, new pistons. Main rail on wind via OSI built Wurlitzer Style Blow Box. Back Rail contains 30+ Syndynes. All hardware (screws, toe studs, lights brass or brass plated. Swing out accessory drawers of both side of keydesk. This is a PLUG AND PLAY console currently playing my 3/10 Wurlitzer via an Artisan Relay System. Wiring transition boards will stay with console for easy adaptation to any system. Complete details and photos available via E-mail, phone or FAX.   $4500.00 Bob Rusczyk Vancouver , wa USA Phone: 360-254-4736 Email to -> RUSCZYK@IX.NETCOM.COM      
(back) Subject: Atlantic City Organs From: Professor Alan Mortimer <mortimer@apollo.ruralnet.net.au> Date: Sat, 28 Feb 1998 10:39:53 +1100   Thanks to the listers who have sent much informative material regarding the Wanamaker organ as well as the organ in Convention Hall on the Atlantic City boardwalk. I have an Mercury LP (circa. 70's perhaps?) that features Robert Elmore playing the Boardwalk Pipes. The organ is noted as being in the Atlantic City Ballroom.   Clearly, it is not the one of which postings of late have spoken. It would appear that at least TWO organs are (or were) in that complex. Following is a snip from the cover notes:   Atlantic City is famous for its beaches, salt water taffy, fine restaurants and spacious boardwalk. It is also the home of the largest convention hall, the largest concert organ, and the largest theatre-type organ in the world. A veritable Palace of Knossos in its mammoth proportions, the Convention Hall Auditorium alone occupies four city blocks; a thirteen storey building could be set upon the floor and not touch the roof, and even a Mickey Mantle could not bat a ball from the stage into the rear gallery. Of heroic power and dimensions, the Auditorium organ easily fills the five and one half million cubic feet of space in a room seating 42,000 people. In another part of the huge structure is a lofty, rectangular hall containing the Ballroom organ which, along with its Auditorium companion, was designed by Senator Emerson Richards who supervised its installation.   Designed in 1929, the Ballroom organ is not, strictly speaking, a theatre organ. Partly `straight' and partly `unit', it is a compromise between the radical theatre organ and the normal concert instrument. Besides the percussions and special effects, it had 19 straight and 23 unit voices and 55 ranks of pipes, controlled by 357 stop keys from a four-manual (Accompaniment, Orchestral, Solo and Bombard) console, and a total of 4,139 pipes, all of which makes for an extraordinarily versatile instrument. END OF COVER NOTES SNIP (more can be forwarded to any interested list member.)   My posting is to (hopefully) inform and as well my query is to ascertain if any recordings of the Convention Hall organ are still available. I would be happy if any advice on this could be forthcoming.   This Ballrom organ is clearly shown as being a grand organ classification: Elmore playing a strictly classical selection on my recording...works by Boex, Clarke, Weaver, Kreisler and Sousa.   Trust this is of interest to some of you.   Regards...Alan Pfr. Alan Mortimer: Swan Hill on the Mighty Murray River: Victoria: Australia /==================================================================\ ! "Hobbit's Rest" ! ! Professor Alan and Mrs. Evelyn Mortimer ! ! Box 507 P.O. Swan Hill 3585 Victoria Australia ! ! Telephone and Facsimile: +61 (0)3 5032.2206 ! ! Email: mortimer@apollo.ruralnet.net.au ! ! ! ! Businesses "In Retirement" ! ! "Microprof Media" Custom Run Publishing - Media Representation ! ! "The Bears of Dunstone Street[reg'd]" - soft toys ! \==================================================================/    
(back) Subject: Re: Funny hymn references From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 17:52:50 -0600   I have a hymnal here at the house...let me look.   Kevin C.   bruce cornely wrote: > > Just for giggles, if someone has a new United Methodist Hymnal would you > post the rediculous substitution that they made for "here I raise my > Ebenezer". We could all use a good guffaw! > > bruce cornely o o o __________ o o o > ago (dean) ohs o o __________ o o >