PipeChat Digest #190 - Wednesday, January 7, 1998
 
Robert Ampt on the telly
  by Sheridan Mascall <sheridan.mascall@visionet.com.au>
Washington Nat'l Cathedral
  by <rnickel@itol.com>
Re: MIDI pedalboard progress report (long)(posted piporg, pipechat, qs-li
  by Adam Levin <alevin@advance.net>
Re: Tracker with a glass case?
  by Jason D. Comet <bombarde8@juno.com>
Re: The Phantom Organ
  by Jason D. Comet <bombarde8@juno.com>
Midi Pedalboard
  by Bruce Behnke <behnke@isat.com>
FREE PARTS
  by robert.cowley <robert.cowley@MCI2000.com>
Re: Digital Organs: live pipes headed for extinction?
  by Shirley <pnst@itw.com>
Re: Howard Goodall's Organ Works (Australia)
  by Brian Pearson <bpearson@adelaide.on.net>
Re: Washington Nat'l Cathedral
  by DudelK <DudelK@aol.com>
Unsubscribing (LOL)
  by Myosotis51 <Myosotis51@aol.com>
 


(back) Subject: Robert Ampt on the telly From: sheridan.mascall@visionet.com.au (Sheridan Mascall) Date: Wed, 7 Jan 1998 00:05:26 +1100   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=_NextPart_000_0017_01BD1AFF.F51C57E0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   My husband was chanel surfing and called me away from the PC because he = happened to see 'a big organ' on the tv ... it was our very own Robert = Ampt with the SBS Youth Orchestra playing in the Sydney Town Hall - = Guilmant's Symphony No.1 and Albinoni's Adagio. Nice!! Screened by Optus = Vision on their Arts channel.   happy new year, everyone. ~Sheridan~ (might as well start the year off on-topic! :)   ------=_NextPart_000_0017_01BD1AFF.F51C57E0 Content-Type: text/html; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD W3 HTML//EN"> <HTML> <HEAD>   <META content=3Dtext/html;charset=3Diso-8859-1 = http-equiv=3DContent-Type> <META content=3D'"MSHTML 4.72.2106.6"' name=3DGENERATOR> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D#a6caf0> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 face=3D"Comic Sans MS" size=3D2>My husband = was chanel=20 surfing and called me away from the PC because he happened to see 'a big = organ'=20 on the tv ... it was our very own Robert Ampt with the SBS Youth = Orchestra=20 playing in the Sydney Town Hall - Guilmant's Symphony No.1 and = Albinoni's=20 Adagio. Nice!! Screened by Optus Vision on their Arts = channel.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 face=3D"Comic Sans MS" = size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 face=3D"Comic Sans MS" size=3D2>happy new = year,=20 everyone.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 face=3D"Comic Sans MS" = size=3D2>~Sheridan~</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 face=3D"Comic Sans MS" size=3D2>(might as = well start the=20 year off on-topic! :)</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=_NextPart_000_0017_01BD1AFF.F51C57E0--    
(back) Subject: Washington Nat'l Cathedral From: rnickel@itol.com Date: Tue, 6 Jan 1998 07:36:02 -0600 (CST)   Hi, List:   A friend of mine taped the Cathedral Christmas program from Washington National Cathedral. What a great program. A beautiful soprano (in looks and talent), a great building, wonderful musical selections, and just an all-around festive program for the holiday. My only complaint: We only heard about one minute of Douglas Major's playing of the Daquin Noel X. :( My Christmas mug was hardly overflowing with only a snippet of one of my favorite pieces.   Happy holidays (or is it too late to say that anymore?)   Bob Nickel    
(back) Subject: Re: MIDI pedalboard progress report (long)(posted piporg, pipechat, qs-list) From: Adam Levin <alevin@advance.net> Date: Tue, 6 Jan 1998 08:41:36 -0500 (EST)   On Mon, 5 Jan 1998, CDKrug wrote: > In a message dated 98-01-05 20:15:18 EST, you write: > << > > For home or limited use, reed switches can be just fine, > > however, they do have a limited life expectancy and a considerable > > hysteresis which some people do not like. > > If you can notice the hystereses on the pedals, I'd LOVE to tickle your feet! > Industrial rated reed switches should last for decades in an organ. We're > talkin about switches that are designed for operating machinery, rated at 10^6 > contact closings--These can cost about $25 each or more   Well, I doubt I'll really notice the hysteresis...assuming I can even remember what that is :). I remember in one of my Electrical Engineering classes in college we did something about hysteresis.   And, the reed switches I'm looking at are $.50 ea, not $25 -- I'm not about to spend that kind of money. I'll buy a Ahlborn-Galanti for my home before I spend that much on a contact.   Anyway, I'll order some and test them out -- the place that PAVO/Miditools pointed me to has a 30 day money back, so I'll test them and see, but for $15 total (plus magnets) I can't complain if they don't last, and I *am* saving up for a real console electronic or small pipe organ eventually for my home, so this doesn't have to last forever.   Thanks for all the input, folks!   -Adam      
(back) Subject: Re: Tracker with a glass case? From: bombarde8@juno.com (Jason D. Comet) Date: Mon, 5 Jan 1998 19:29:15 -0500     >My 2m Sixsmith instrument (1979) also uses glass for the swell >shutters. It >has created problems for TV lighting with reflections flashing as the >shutters >are operated but can also add some interest if my performance becomes >too >boring to listen to! ~~~~~~~~~ I think the Rufatti organ of Coral Ridge Pres. Church (the one I believe Ms. Diane Bish designed) Has glass swell shades. Her camera crew must have the cameras in just the right position that when ever the shades are operated, you see a split second 'flash' behind the display pipes.   Jason Comet bombarde8@juno.com |\ | \ O (YES!!! I finally got my address completed!!!!!!)  
(back) Subject: Re: The Phantom Organ From: bombarde8@juno.com (Jason D. Comet) Date: Mon, 5 Jan 1998 19:49:06 -0500   >First, on a performance night a Rohr Schalmei 4' pipe valve >stuck OPEN. This little incident forced me to perform a small >pipectomy. Later, during a church service, problem #2 occured. The >Trumpette 8' would turn itself on and off at different intervals >during >hyms and the postlude. It still does this today (along with the fact >the valve is STILL stuck OPEN after a month). The most recent problem >has been the largest one. Now, during playing, one key might suddenly >have the value of having a heart attack, and falling dead on the >manuals, pressing every key. > Of course, being 15 years old, and teaching myself on that >organ, I >have this bad feeling the church is going to make me stop practicing >and >playing. The organ has become so horrible, I think the last seconds >of >my life may be spent watching an avalanche of pipes rolling toward my >head from the large windchest chest over the choir loft. > If anyone has any idea of what just might be causing any of >these three >problems, please reply. :~) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Don't feel bad! I'm 15also, learning to repair MANY of the problems with my 2/13 C.E.Morey organ. (May I add----I'm thinking of going to another church in which many of my friends go to and have a 3/48 rank Austin organ.)   Why, Just today, I was practicing my choir anthem for sunday, when I went to get a decrescendo, like I can even get one anyways with the way the swell motor is hooked up, There was NO change in volume. I could hear the action and the POPS from the main swell shade. So, I went into the pipe chamber and saw the swell shade bar, the one that all the shade are hooked together with, WAS DOWN ON THE GROUND!!!!! See, when they reinstalled the instrument form the old church, they installed the bar UNDERNEITH the swell shades connectors with screws and pins. What had happened, the screws had lossened themselves and the pins didn't provide much support, so the whole bar fell to the ground. I solved this by turning the bar up-side-down and on TOP of the swell shade connectors. I got 4 nails to replace the screws and put them in place. I seem to get better crescendos and decrescendos now.   If you want a complete list of every thing that is wrong, e-mail me !!!PRIVATLY!!!   Nice to here from another 15 year old organist.   Later.......................   Jason Comet bombarde8@juno.com |\ | \ O  
(back) Subject: Midi Pedalboard From: Bruce Behnke <behnke@isat.com> Date: Tue, 6 Jan 98 12:32:07 -0000   I also purchased an Arp Special 30 note almost AGO Pedalboard. Shipping was sort of a kick in the wallet. My solution was a Midi Retro System from Keyboard Systems in Salt Lake City. For $300 plus shipping I got the midi unit plus all of the connecters and cables I needed. It took several hours to strip the ends of the plastic coated wires and connect them to the contact springs in the back of the Pedalboard, but since them I have I have been able to play to my heart's content. I built a bench out of 2*12s, connected the midi unit to a Proteus Orchestral II Sound Module and mounted the mighty Yamaha PSR-500 on a wall shelf system. All of the sound is routed through a Radio Shcck mixer and listened to with headphones. The Proteus gives me 16, 8 and 4 foot sounds and the Yamaha keyboard can be split to play solo/accomp treble or bass. I know that I don't play very well and I don't have to share it with anybody else every Sunday morning, but I doubt if there are many people who enjoy their organ playing experience any more than I do.   Bruce  
(back) Subject: FREE PARTS From: "robert.cowley" <robert.cowley@MCI2000.com> Date: Tue, 06 Jan 1998 16:27:15 -0500   I have the following parts from a Wurlitzer Model 4800 (Early Tube Style) and will also fit the Model 4600:   1. Reed Blower Box with Motor. (Complete) 2. 2 Manuals mounted on frame.   Both items are FREE. Items are only good for spare parts for someone who has either Wurlitzer model.   If you want parts, you can either pick them up or ship at YOUR expense. Items will be held for two (2) weeks, then they go to the dump.   Please E-Mail me privately if interested.   Bob Cowley robert.cowley@mci2000.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Digital Organs: live pipes headed for extinction? From: Shirley <pnst@itw.com> Date: Tue, 06 Jan 1998 17:26:17   At 23:38 01/04/98 EST, you wrote:   >What about the church that has a substantial instrument and then offers a mere >pittance and a quarter-time salary for the position? > >Scott Foppiano     Perhaps the instrument was purchased in better, more affluent times for that congregation. Perhaps they'd *like* to offer more for the position, but cannot because times and the congregation's monetary makeup have changed.   --Shirley  
(back) Subject: Re: Howard Goodall's Organ Works (Australia) From: bpearson@adelaide.on.net (Brian Pearson) Date: Wed, 07 Jan 1998 07:43:41 +0930     >Is there anyone who would be willing to tape this tv broadcast (for private >use). I would be pleased to pay for it.Vincent lef=E8vre (E-mail >vlefevere@unicall.be)   I will be recording the programme as will many others, no doubt. Australia uses the technically superior PAL system as in the United Kingdom and most of Europe, but without expensive transfer copying, this is incompatible with the NTSC system of North America and Japan. If you live in Flanders, you may use either the incompatible French SECAM or the compatible Netherlands PAL - I'm not sure which.   Let me know if I can be of help in the matter of the Goodall telecasts (the Australian Broadcasting Corporation is very similar in format and programme content to the BBC, with a merciful absence of advertisements. We also have the Special Broadcasting Service for our ethnic minorities, which telecasts the finest films, documentaries and news casts in many languages with English subtitles (for instance live news from Germany, France and Russia every morning). Subtitling done by the SBS translators is seen on screens throughout the English speaking world, and their only advertising (the result of "economic rationalist" government parsimony in recent years) is a brief interlude between programmes - never in them. There are four commercial networks which I rarely watch, and cable/satellite pay television which has not really become popular here.   Incidentally, your message came through in part as a garbled mess, caused, I think by the e-mail system that you use. Eudora always sends a message which is received exactly as written. I append your original below for your information.   Regards, Brian. ****************************************************************************= **** Date: Sun, 04 Jan 1998 21:21:39 +0100 =46rom: Vincent =3D?UNKNOWN?Q?lef=3DE8vre?=3D <vlefevere@unicall.be> Subject: Re: Howard Goodall's Organ Works (Australia) Sender: pipechat@pipechat.org To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Reply-to: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Organization: Het Orgel in Vlaanderen MIME-version: 1.0 Precedence: Bulk X-Info: Serviced by United Callers List-Software: LetterRip 2.1.2 by Fog City Software, Inc. List-Subscribe: <mailto:requests@pipechat.org?subject=3Dsubscribe%20pipechat= > List-Unsubscribe: <mailto:requests@pipechat.org?subject=3Dunsubscribe%20pipe= chat>   Content-Type: text/plain X-MIME-Autoconverted: from 8bit to quoted-printable by relay.unicall.be id VAA12588       Mark Quarmby wrote:   > I have just read this week's TV guide and discovered that the ABC is > repeating the series of "Howard Goodall's Organ Works". > > The first episode is to be shown on ABC-TV on Wednesday 7 January at > 9.45pm. I presume the other episodes will be shown at the same time on > following weeks, but it would be wise to check the TV guide. According to > the schedule, the episode lasts 25 minutes. > > Having seen the series last time, I can strongly recommend it as one of th= e > best introductions to the organ and its history that I have seen on > television. > > Don't forget to set your video! > > Cheers, > > Mark > >   Is there anyone who would be willing to tape this tv broadcast (for private use). I would be pleased to pay for it.Vincent lef=E8vre (E-mail vlefevere@unicall.be)     <HTML> &nbsp;   <P>Mark Quarmby wrote: <BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE>I have just read this week's TV guide and discovered that the ABC is <BR>repeating the series of "Howard Goodall's Organ Works".   <P>The first episode is to be shown on ABC-TV on Wednesday 7 January at <BR>9.45pm.&nbsp; I presume the other episodes will be shown at the same time on <BR>following weeks, but it would be wise to check the TV guide.&nbsp; According to <BR>the schedule, the episode lasts 25 minutes.   <P>Having seen the series last time, I can strongly recommend it as one of the <BR>best introductions to the organ and its history that I have seen on <BR>television.   <P>Don't forget to set your video!   <P>Cheers,   <P>Mark <BR>&nbsp; <BR><B><U><A HREF=3D"mailto:requests@pipechat.org"></A></U></B>&nbsp;</BLOCK= QUOTE> Is there anyone who would be willing to tape this tv broadcast (for private use). I would be pleased to pay for it.Vincent lef&egrave;vre (E-mail vlefevere@unicall.be) <BR>&nbsp;</HTML>      
(back) Subject: Re: Washington Nat'l Cathedral From: DudelK <DudelK@aol.com> Date: Tue, 6 Jan 1998 19:28:05 EST   In a message dated 98-01-06 08:39:47 EST, you write:   << My only complaint: We only heard about one minute of Douglas Major's playing of the Daquin Noel X. :( My Christmas mug was hardly overflowing with only a snippet of one of my favorite pieces. >>   More of it (but not all) was recorded at the final taping on a wet Saturday in November, but apparently it got cut to fit the time limit -- as did the transcriptions of Jesu Joy and Sheep May Safely Graze. The taping sessions took place over several days, the final one being with the "live" audience, which ran about 3 hours including multiple takes. It was quite interesting to see how it all came together on video! Both a video and a CD are available; the sound on the CD is not up to the usual standards of sound-only recordings from the cathedral, however.   Dudel in Washington DC where it feels more like April than Epiphany!  
(back) Subject: Unsubscribing (LOL) From: Myosotis51 <Myosotis51@aol.com> Date: Wed, 7 Jan 1998 00:23:15 EST   I thought that this was hilarious, and had to share it with you. Perhaps this should be our standard announcement?   Vicki Ceruti Myosotis51@aol.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   To: Multiple recipients of list CLASSM-L <CLASSM-L@BROWNVM.BROWN.EDU> >*UN*SUBSCRIBE ME PLEASE ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! >! ! ! ! Here's how to unsubscribe: First, ask your Internet Provider to mail you an Unsubscribing Kit. Then follow these directions. The kit will most likely be the standard no-fault type. Depending on requirements, System A and/or System B can be used. When operating System A, depress lever and a plastic dalkron unsubscriber will be dispensed through the slot immediately underneath. When you have fastened the adhesive lip, attach connection marked by the large "X" outlet hose. Twist the silver- coloured ring one inch below the connection point until you feel it lock. The kit is now ready for use. The Cin-Eliminator is activated by the small switch on the lip. When securing, twist the ring back to its initial condition, so that the two orange lines meet. Disconnect. Place the dalkron unsubscriber in the vacuum receptacle to the rear. Activate by pressing the blue button. The controls for System B are located on the opposite side. The red release switch places the Cin-Eliminator into position; it can be adjusted manually up or down by pressing the blue manual release button. The opening is self- adjusting. To secure after use, press the green button, which simultaneously activates the evaporator and returns the Cin-Eliminator to its storage position. You may log off if the green exit light is on over the evaporator . If the red light is illuminated, one of the Cin-Eliminator requirements has not been properly implemented. Press the "List Guy" call button on the right of the evaporator . He will secure all facilities from his control panel. To use the Auto-Unsub, first undress and place all your clothes in the clothes rack. Put on the velcro slippers located in the cabinet immediately below. Enter the shower, taking the entire kit with you. On the control panel to your upper right upon entering you will see a "Shower seal" button. Press to activate. A green light will then be illuminated immediately below. On the intensity knob, select the desired setting. Now depress the Auto-Unsub activation lever. Bathe normally. The Auto-Unsub will automatically go off after three minutes unless you activate the "Manual off" override switch by flipping it up. When you are ready to leave, press the blue "Shower seal" release button. The door will open and you may leave. Please remove the velcro slippers and place them in their container. If you prefer the ultrasonic log-off mode, press the indicated blue button. When the twin panels open, pull forward by rings A & B. The knob to the left, just below the blue light, has three settings, low, medium or high. For normal use, the medium setting is suggested. After these settings have been made, you can activate the device by switching to the "ON" position the clearly marked red switch. If during the unsubscribing operation, you wish to change the settings, place the "manual off" override switch in the "OFF" position. You may now make the change and repeat the cycle. When the green exit light goes on, you may log off and have lunch. Please close the door behind you. end foolishness.................. jwwiii -- Wright Huntley, Fremont CA, USA, 510 494-8679 huntley@ix.netcom.com >>