PipeChat Digest #280 - Sunday, March 1, 1998
 
NEED HELP
  by FireAlarmz <FireAlarmz@aol.com>
Re: Ash Wednesday
  by Beau Surratt <beaupiano@earthlink.net>
Re: NEED HELP (organ Preludes/Postludes)
  by SCoonrod <SCoonrod@aol.com>
Re: FOR SALE: Marr & Colton 3 manual Theater Organ Console
  by Jason D. Comet <bombarde8@juno.com>
Completely Wood Reed?
  by Prestant16 <Prestant16@aol.com>
Holy Name Cathedral
  by <rnickel@itol.com>
David Lasky Music
  by <rnickel@itol.com>
Re: NEED HELP
  by bruce cornely <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: Holy Name Cathedral
  by ScottFop <ScottFop@aol.com>
Re: NEED HELP
  by Robert Gault <rgault@OREGON.UOREGON.EDU>
Re: FOR SALE: Marr & Colton 3 manual Theater Organ Console
  by Stanley Lowkis <nstarfil@mediaone.net>
Re: A WurliTzer question
  by Sean Haley <newgershwin@hotmail.com>
Funeral,Requims
  by Ruth <theraven@istar.ca>
Re: Holy Name Cathedral
  by bruce cornely <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: New Organ for All Saints
  by Sean Haley <newgershwin@hotmail.com>
David Lasky Music
  by Judy A. Ollikkala <71431.2534@compuserve.com>
Re: Holy Name Cathedral
  by FireAlarmz <FireAlarmz@aol.com>
David Lasky Music
  by Judy A. Ollikkala <71431.2534@compuserve.com>
Re: Atlantic City Organs
  by Jill Schultheis <Wurlitzers@theatreorgans.com>
Re: Holy Name Cathedral
  by Stanley Lowkis <nstarfil@mediaone.net>
Re: Funeral,Requims
  by DudelK <DudelK@aol.com>
Re: Holy Name Cathedral
  by Ken <mewzishn@spec.net>
Re: Holy Name Cathedral
  by ManderUSA <ManderUSA@aol.com>
Re: Holy Name Cathedral
  by Ken <mewzishn@spec.net>
Re: Holy Name Cathedral
  by SCoonrod <SCoonrod@aol.com>
Re: Completely Wood Reed?
  by Bob Loesch <rrloesch@jps.net>
Re: Funeral,Requims
  by Judy A. Ollikkala <71431.2534@compuserve.com>
Re pipe organs in Frankfort, KY area
  by Patricia R. Maimone <patmai@juno.com>
 


(back) Subject: NEED HELP From: FireAlarmz <FireAlarmz@aol.com> Date: Sat, 28 Feb 1998 17:18:46 EST   Dear listers, This summer, since I have a "10 month" job in Trenton, I will be playing the organ (as a volunteer) at a struggling church in a seashore town in New Jersey, down the street from our summer home. Instead of my 77-stop monster organ in Trenton, this church has a 6-rank unit organ--couple of flutes, couple of diapasons, one string, Trumpet--fairly well maintained organ with 2-manual console with tripper action- everything's under expression. Older pipework, but it sounds decent.   Not having played a small instrument such as this for years- I need your recommendations for quality music for preludes and postludes that will work well on such an instrument.   Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.   Sincerely, Bill Miller, First Pres., Trenton NJ  
(back) Subject: Re: Ash Wednesday From: "Beau Surratt" <beaupiano@earthlink.net> Date: Sat, 28 Feb 1998 16:38:05 -0600   I have one word to say about that service-   WOW!!!!!!!!!   Beau   ---------- > From: Jason D. Comet <bombarde8@juno.com> > To: pipechat@pipechat.org > Subject: Re: Ash Wednesday > Date: Friday, February 27, 1998 9:25 AM > > Then You'll probably hate me for this, but I has four organists shuffling > on and off the bench at Bethany UMC Ash Wednesday for different things in > the service. I was the one on the bench the longest. (More like sitting > on it during the Sermon or Meditation) > > The service went like this: > (Keep in mind that all of us were coming over the flu and had no time to > practice, so we just picked up music at the top of the moment.) > > Prelude: Me > "Ah, Holy Jesus" IT is copied in the Davis Book for student's > use. I have NO idea who wrote it. > > Hymn: Main Organist of Bethany > "Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days" > > Anthem: I accompanied > "If Thou But Suffer God To Guide Thee" In the Hymnal. > Combined Choirs of FOUR churches. We couldn't fit them all on the altar. > Imposition of the Ashes: Organist of our sister church > Variations on "What Wonderous Love Is This" I don't know who wrote > it. > > Communion: Me > "Thee We Adore" I can't remember who wrote it. Something like > Hubble as the last name. > > Postlude: Me (was suppose to be my grandfather and I doing an organ > piano duet [me on the piano and my grandfather on his donated to the > church Lowry spinet style organ] doing "Let There Be Peace On Earth" > {Grandmother was bugging us about it for the past 3 weeks} and didn't > think about it until I was playing the Communion piece. > "Fanfare" Lemmens or Pachelbel > I literally Site Read it at last moment. > > 2 Hymn: Main Organist at Bethany > "Abba Father" You don't want to know. > > 3 Hymn: Same as before > "I surrender All" I did a chime melody at the last verse. All of a > sudden, I noticed that my hand was going towards the volume switch adn > turning it on full blast one beat before the last verse started then > played the melody for the rest of the Hymn. Everyone liked it. > > That's it. > > Later............................................ > Jason Comet > bombarde8@juno.com > |\ > | \ > O > > _____________________________________________________________________ > 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 >  
(back) Subject: Re: NEED HELP (organ Preludes/Postludes) From: SCoonrod <SCoonrod@aol.com> Date: Sat, 28 Feb 1998 18:20:11 EST       How about: Vaughan Williams' "Rhosymedre" Prelude Buxtehude C. P.'s Early English Organ Music for Manuals (Oxford) That collection of very simple Reger C. P.'s       RandyT  
(back) Subject: Re: FOR SALE: Marr & Colton 3 manual Theater Organ Console From: bombarde8@juno.com (Jason D. Comet) Date: Sat, 28 Feb 1998 19:38:23 -0500   Just Curios. Maybe I'd buy it. :-)   STOPLIST????? (for stoptab purpose)   Are the pipes included??? I don't think so. It's only the console.       >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.**** WHAT DO YOU MEAN? (It's in caps to individualate itself from the others) ****Back Rail contains 30+ Syndynes.**** WGHAT DO YOU MEAN? >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.   ***PLEASE VIA E-MAIL. No pictures please. My program can't Handel (:-) them.   THANKS.     Jason Comet bombarde8@juno.com |\ | \ O   _____________________________________________________________________ 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: Completely Wood Reed? From: Prestant16 <Prestant16@aol.com> Date: Sat, 28 Feb 1998 20:34:52 EST   Yesterday I built a completely wooden reed boot. The block is maple and the boot is maple. The shallot and tounge is cherry and the wedge is pine. It works without a resonator. For the shallot I drilled a 1/2" hole in the center of a 1" piece of wood, then put a dowel in the center and turned it round on a lathe, would a square shallot work just as well? Will this work for a bass octave of a 16' Posaune? If it has been used is it suggested, any other suggestins about materials?   -William  
(back) Subject: Holy Name Cathedral From: rnickel@itol.com Date: Sat, 28 Feb 1998 20:06:57 -0600 (CST)   Re: organ at Holy Name Cathedral- 4 manual Flentrop, 71 stops, 117 ranks 5558 pipes, installed 1989.   This summer my wife and I vacationed a bit in Chicago. On Sunday morning, we headed off to Holy Name for morning Mass. We did not get to hear the Flentrop. It sat silent. Instead, we heard the Casavant in the front of the room. Some questions:   1) Why not the Flentrop on Sunday mornings? (Too much organ for the meager congregational singing?)   2) Anyone have information (stoplist, specs) on the Casavant in the front of the room? (BTW ... I enjoyed the Casavant *very* much.)   Please reply privately.   Bob Nickel    
(back) Subject: David Lasky Music From: rnickel@itol.com Date: Sat, 28 Feb 1998 20:07:00 -0600 (CST)   I've run across some music by David Lasky. The collections I have are trumpet tunes as follows (H. W. Gray, publishers):   Three Trumpet Tunes on Christmas Hymns - Vol. 1 Joy to the World; O Come, All Ye Faithful; Hark! the Herald   Three Trumpet Tunes on Christmas Hymns - Vol. 2 The First Nowell; O Little Town of Bethlehem; Good Christians, All Rejoice (In dulci jubilo)   Three Trumpet Tunes on Easter Hymns Gelobt Sei Gott, Unser Herrscher, Lasst uns Erfreuen   They're not difficult and quite attractive (I think).   Bob Nickel          
(back) Subject: Re: NEED HELP From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Sat, 28 Feb 1998 21:21:00 -0500   An absolutely MUST HAVE for small organs in the Green Mountain Organ Book (I must admit I'm somewhat prejudiced toward an organ book about six months of SNOW) by Charles Callahan. The pieces are absolutely wonderful and it is written for one manual instruments. Also the 80 Chorale Preludes from the 17 & 18TH Centuries (Keller) is a goodie. Also the Couperin Masses. However, I enjoy playing big Bach pieces on one or two flutes, it given them quite a quaint charm.   bruce cornely o o o __________ o o o ago (dean) ohs o o __________ o o  
(back) Subject: Re: Holy Name Cathedral From: ScottFop <ScottFop@aol.com> Date: Sat, 28 Feb 1998 21:53:01 EST   In a message dated 98-02-28 21:13:24 EST, you write:   << Anyone have information (stoplist, specs) on the Casavant in the front of the room? (BTW ... I enjoyed the Casavant *very* much.) >>   From what I heard myself the times I visited Holy Name, the Casavant far outshines the Flentrop. I have also spoken with many friends and colleagues (some of whom live and play in Chicago) who totally agree. There is a rumor that Richard Proulx did not get the satisfaction he expected after the Flentrop was installed. I don't know if this is true or not. Oh well- another argument for a large, electro pneumatic Symphonic instrument!   Scott Foppiano  
(back) Subject: Re: NEED HELP From: Robert Gault <rgault@OREGON.UOREGON.EDU> Date: Sat, 28 Feb 1998 17:09:07 -0800 (PST)   Dear Bill,et al,   May I suggest that you get a copy of the excellent booklet by Marilyn Kay Stulken, An Introduction to Repertoire And Registration for the Small Organ. AGO, 1995.   Loaded with helpful suggestions and a good list of music.   Robert Gault Eugene, OR   On Sat, 28 Feb 1998, FireAlarmz wrote:   > Dear listers, > This summer, since I have a "10 month" job in Trenton, I will be playing the > organ (as a volunteer) at a struggling church in a seashore town in New > Jersey, down the street from our summer home. Instead of my 77-stop monster > organ in Trenton, this church has a 6-rank unit organ--couple of flutes, > couple of diapasons, one string, Trumpet--fairly well maintained organ with > 2-manual console with tripper action- everything's under expression. Older > pipework, but it sounds decent. > > Not having played a small instrument such as this for years- I need your > recommendations for quality music for preludes and postludes that will work > well on such an instrument. > > Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thank you. > > Sincerely, Bill Miller, First Pres., Trenton NJ > > "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: FOR SALE: Marr & Colton 3 manual Theater Organ Console From: Stanley Lowkis <nstarfil@mediaone.net> Date: Sat, 28 Feb 1998 22:33:06 -0500   Just Curios wrote:   > ... > ***PLEASE VIA E-MAIL. No pictures please. My program can't Handel (:-) > them. > > THANKS. > > Jason Comet > bombarde8@juno.com > > O O > O > --- > _____________________________________________________________________ > You don't need to buy Interplanetary access to free the Internet > e-mail. Get completely free e-mail from Juno at http://www.juno.com > Or for a good time call (800) 654-JUNO [654-5866] Ask for Jason > CASH paid for your ORGAN NET posts! > > "Pipe Up and Be Herded!" > PipeScat: A minor List for pipe/digital organs & anything else > HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org > List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org > Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org     Did he get BACH to you?     signed- Also Curios       ..  
(back) Subject: Re: A WurliTzer question From: "Sean Haley" <newgershwin@hotmail.com> Date: Sat, 28 Feb 1998 19:33:15 PST   Tisk, Tisk,   Bruce - I thought it was a prerequisite to know all about pipe organs before becoming a member of AGO {just kidding :-) }. Bob (PipeLuvr) explained the Wurlitzer Publix series pretty well but I would like to explain a bit further. A Publix I is a 4/20 with ranks in a similar manner as specified. Of course the specification varied upon each installation (especially in England) but generally followed this scheme.   Manuals: Accomp. I, Great II, Solo III, Bombarde IV. Main Chamber : Solo Chamber: Diaphonic Diapason 16 Tibia Clausa 16' Bourdon/Concert Flute 16' Solo String 8' Tibia Clausa 8' Solo String Celeste 8' Viol d' Orchestre 8' Post Horn 8' Viol Celeste 8' Brass Trumpet 8' Salicional 8' Brass Saxophone 8' Voix Celeste 8' Kinura 8' Tuba Horn 16' Orchestral Oboe 8' Clarinet 8' Tuba Mirabilis 8' Vox Humana 8' Vox Humana 8'   Also Containing the usual traps, percussions and Toy Counter.   To those that are interested, the Seattle Paramount Publix I is in working order now and I am awaiting it's next performance.   Just an answer,   Sean M. Haley/NWOrganer Organist,Pianist,Composer,Piano Technician. Source- The Journal of ATOS.       >Mr. Cartwright answered: >>NO! IF YOU WANT PROOF LOOK AT >http://theatreorgans.com/alabama/bham > >Well, OK. I look there and found an organ with the Publix name >attached. I found no proof. However, a civil answer to an honest >question might be nice. What is the Publix origin/connection? > > bruce cornely o o o __________ o o o > ago (dean) ohs o o __________ o o     ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com  
(back) Subject: Funeral,Requims From: Ruth <theraven@istar.ca> Date: Sat, 28 Feb 1998 22:33:52 -0500   Hello, Listers   I fell in love tonight with Handel's Death March from Saul. Can anyone think of Any other tunes like this piece . If you can, would you just email me the name. I know it's a hymn thing, and not an Organ thing, but you people are so wise, you probably know lots of them off the top of Your heads. I have this thing lately for funeral and requiem pieces ( I guess they are both the Same thing, right?)   Thanks muchly Ruth    
(back) Subject: Re: Holy Name Cathedral From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Sat, 28 Feb 1998 23:03:12 -0500   Scott said: Oh well, another argument for a large symphonic electropneumatic organ.   Gee. Why not a large symphonic mechanical action organ???   bruce cornely o o o __________ o o o ago (dean) ohs o o __________ o o  
(back) Subject: Re: New Organ for All Saints From: "Sean Haley" <newgershwin@hotmail.com> Date: Sat, 28 Feb 1998 20:09:12 PST   To those that care,   I have met Steve Cook and have talked with him. He is a wonderful builder. I had the opportunity to play a 3 rank continuo organ that he built, and I must say it was wonderful. He has built only a few instruments (both mechanical and electric action) but excels in hand crafted quality. His voicing style is usually very articulate with little chiff but has the ability to make a nice un-nicked pipe chiff when desired. Well anyhow congrats to your up and coming organ, and please keep us posted.   Congratulations Once Again,   Sean M. Haley/NWOrganer Organist,Pianist,Composer,Piano Technician     >On Sunday, February 22, the powers that be at All Saints Episcopal >Church, Las Vegas, Nevada signed a contract for a two manual and pedal mechanical action organ to be build and installed by Steven Cook of Edmonds, Washington. Steve has worked with Brombaugh and Fritts and will build everything except the blower. >Opus 7 will stand 12 feet 4 inches tall and ten feet wide, with three >equal and symmetrical flats. Each flat will have 7 pipes from the >Principal 8 and 4 under a decorative arch. They will be positioned over a >slightly narrower pedestal. Manuals will be 56 notes and the pedal will >be 30 notes with an ago pedalboard. Behind and above the great chest will >be an enclosed swell division. The stoplist includes: Principals 8, 4, 2 >and Mixture II plus flutes 8 and 4 and a soft reed at 8. The swell has >Flutes 8, 4, 2, 2-2/3 and 1-3/5 (TC) Plus a string and celeste. Pedal >consists of flutes 16 and 8 Principal 4 with the Great reed at 16 and 8. >Usual couplers, tremulant, keyboard of boxwood naturals and ebony >accidentals with Kellner temperament. Final nomenclature has not been >decided because Steve is hoping to use an American set of names rather >than German or Dutch because he feels he is building an American >instrument. > >The people in the church are absolutely thrilled. The local AGO chapter >is all abuzz. Installation is projected to be within a year. As soon as I >get a real drawing and the final stop list I am hoping to start a web >page with all that info so that I can keep everyone posted. > >Bruce     ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com  
(back) Subject: David Lasky Music From: "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com> Date: Sat, 28 Feb 1998 23:08:12 -0500   David Lasky is an organist/composer from Central Massachusetts. He is Minister of Music at St. Cecilia's RC parish in Leominster MA where he presides over a 1933 4 manual Casavant-Freres Opus 1477 of 52 ranks which remains unaltered in a large acoustic space in a church which was going to be torn down 12 years ago, due to needed repairs that the parishioners could not pay for. It now, thanks to extensive fund-raising, has not only been repaired but has its first very colorful stained glass windows and a revived congregation. A success story for a beautiful old organ, of which the story goes: when the Casavant brothers were young, their playmate in St. Hyacinthe, Quebec,Canada was a boy who wanted to become a priest when he grew up. The brothers told him that if he became a priest, they would build him their best organ for his church. The boy became Father Chicoine and was assigned to St. Cecilia's in the thirties, so the Casavant brothers were true to their word!  
(back) Subject: Re: Holy Name Cathedral From: FireAlarmz <FireAlarmz@aol.com> Date: Sat, 28 Feb 1998 23:12:08 EST   << Gee. Why not a large symphonic mechanical action organ??? >> Because- to cut through a symphony orchestra and 'dry' acoustics like the Philadelphia Academy of Music--- you *need* generous scales AND high-pressure, naughty tho that be. Trackers are at their *worst* in that situation, although it is POSSIBLE to use one I suppose. Even the Lay family organ is not entirely tracker.   Sorry, Bruce- we're not all tracker backers, even though we like you!   Bill Miller  
(back) Subject: David Lasky Music From: "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com> Date: Sat, 28 Feb 1998 23:11:07 -0500   P.S. the organ/trumpet tunes are some of the many published works of David Lasky, under H. Grey/Belwin Mills Co. He has given me and I have bought several others, which I enjoy - two are on the tunes "Amazing Grace" and "Abbot's Leigh" plus there is a nice book of Christmas Carol arrangement which are simple and tuneful.  
(back) Subject: Re: Atlantic City Organs From: Jill Schultheis <Wurlitzers@theatreorgans.com> Date: Sat, 28 Feb 1998 13:03:10 -0500   I have recently heard rumors about the Convention Hall, that it is in the prosess of being torn down because of the building of the new convention hall. I don't know if this includes the organs or not. The man that maintains the organ told me this (Dennis McGurk) about 7 months ago, and he said that It was good that I got in their to see it the time I did, because they were starting to tear it down the next week. I just about had a heart attack! Can anyone clear this up for me?   Jill Schultheis    
(back) Subject: Re: Holy Name Cathedral From: Stanley Lowkis <nstarfil@mediaone.net> Date: Sat, 28 Feb 1998 23:17:06 -0500   Scott said: "Oh well, another argument for a large symphonic electropneumatic organ."   Bruce, then suggested: "Gee. Why not a large symphonic mechanical action organ???"   To which, I opine: " 'cause trackers is noisy."     /S   ..  
(back) Subject: Re: Funeral,Requims From: DudelK <DudelK@aol.com> Date: Sat, 28 Feb 1998 23:24:07 EST   I love the Dead March from Saul and have used it successfully for funerals. There are some transcriptions of the Pie Jesu and In Paradisum (Dupre et al) from the Faure Requiem that are nice; I sort of did my own arrangement of the Libera Me from same. I've also done the Schubert Litany for All Souls Day, which lends itself to a nice solo organ treatment. Even though it has nothing to do with funerals per se, the Minuet from Berenice by Handel is quite lovely. The Thalben-Ball Elegy is also quite elegant and not terribly difficult.  
(back) Subject: Re: Holy Name Cathedral From: Ken <mewzishn@spec.net> Date: Sat, 28 Feb 1998 23:38:34 +0000   ScottFop wrote:   > From what I heard myself the times I visited Holy Name, the Casavant > far > outshines the Flentrop.   Neither instrument is a particular favorite of mine. Having heard the Flentrop live a couple of times, it's difficult to really detect a significant deal of difference between, say, the flutes. On the whole, the instrument doesn't quite have the sound one might expect to hear from 117 ranks. Indeed, were this an organ with a lot of soft effects and a few strong "chorus" voices, it would be different, but it isn't. The case itself is considerably deeper than I would think Flentrop would have wanted to go (I mean, Steketee, although I doubt I've spelled his name correctly), although of course it would have to be to fit such a mammoth instrument into the available space.   One interesting feature (unusual?) is that there's a "II+I" coupler along with a "I+II" coupler. Wondering: is this for the organist who has poor aim and therefore increases the chance of getting the correct manual? Of course, it does make sort of a "manual-reverse" possible, after a fashion.   For being 20 ranks larger, it certainly doesn't pack the punch of the Mander in New York City.   Ken Sybesma        
(back) Subject: Re: Holy Name Cathedral From: ManderUSA <ManderUSA@aol.com> Date: Sun, 1 Mar 1998 00:21:02 EST   In a message dated 98-02-28 21:56:52 EST, Scott writes:   << There is a rumor that Richard Proulx did not get the satisfaction he expected after the Flentrop was installed. I don't know if this is true or not. >>   My impression has been that the cathedral was completely carpeted either after the Flentrop was installed, or after the instrument was designed and planned for and too late for any changes to be made in its scaling or voicing. Either Richard Proulx was not consulted about the carpeting, or his opinion was ignored if he was.   I hope someone closer to the situation can tell us more.   Cheers,   Malcolm Wechsler http://www.mander-organs.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Holy Name Cathedral From: Ken <mewzishn@spec.net> Date: Sun, 01 Mar 1998 00:35:31 +0000   ManderUSA wrote:   > My impression has been that the cathedral was completely carpeted   There's actually a rather hard floor -- kind of a composite-stone thing -- that looks poured-on. It does seem porous, although it's very solid, so I doubt it's quite as bad as carpeting, although the porous nature can't be that helpful. The Casavant was revoiced by Martin Ott at some point, although I don't know the details on why that was done, or the degree to which the revoicing was done. I would think even discreet rescaling would fall at the extreme end of a revoicing; perhaps it was just the reeds which received attention? Pure speculation here, of course.   Ken Sybesma        
(back) Subject: Re: Holy Name Cathedral From: SCoonrod <SCoonrod@aol.com> Date: Sun, 1 Mar 1998 00:43:47 EST   In a message dated 98-02-28 23:07:01 EST, cremona84000@webtv.net writes:   << Gee. Why not a large symphonic mechanical action organ??? >>   I fail to see why someone would WANT a mechanical action symphonic organ :-)   RandyT  
(back) Subject: Re: Completely Wood Reed? From: Bob Loesch <rrloesch@jps.net> Date: Sat, 28 Feb 1998 21:38:30 -0800   At 20:34 2/28/98 EST, you wrote: > Yesterday I built a completely wooden reed boot. The block is maple and the >boot is maple. The shallot and tounge is cherry and the wedge is pine. It >works without a resonator. For the shallot I drilled a 1/2" hole in the >center of a 1" piece of wood, then put a dowel in the center and turned it >round on a lathe, would a square shallot work just as well? Will this work >for a bass octave of a 16' Posaune?   The Estey company used to build some of their reeds that way. A friend has a 16' octave Tuba with everything wooden except the tongues. I've got the 8' octave of that same set. The shallots are conical, like a normal brass set. Looks just like a metal tuba, except made of wood. Good tone, too. Good fundamental, good train of overtones, very little unpleasant 'clang'. I've never seen any other reeds where the shallot and block were wood.   Regards,   Bob        
(back) Subject: Re: Funeral,Requims From: "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com> Date: Sun, 1 Mar 1998 00:40:33 -0500   The hymn tune "Thaxted" by Holst (from his "The Planets") makes a nice funeral piece to play or have sung, it starts- "O God, Beyond All Praising". It is in Worship III and some other newer hymnals. Also, Mendelssohn's "Hear My Prayer", "But the Lord is Mindful of His Own", "I Waited For the Lord", and "Then Shall the Righteous Shine Forth", "If With All Your Hearts", and "O Rest in the Lord" from his 'Elijah', and Mozart's "Ave Verum Corpus" I also agree with Thalben-Ball's Elegy, a beautiful piece of music.  
(back) Subject: Re pipe organs in Frankfort, KY area From: patmai@juno.com (Patricia R. Maimone) Date: Sun, 1 Mar 1998 00:17:30 -0500   Dear Kevin and Pipechatters,   When I inquired about pipe organs in Frankfort, KY, from an organist friend who spent much time in Louisville, KY, she replied:   " I'm not familiar with any organs in Frankfort. Of course, Louisville has lots of nice pipe organs in the bigger churches. The large tracker organ in the University of Louisville recital hall is very special. Also there's a large pipe organ in the chapel at the Southern Baptist Seminary. For information about the University of Louisville organ and concerts, the head of the Organ Department is Melvin Dickinson. He would also know the names of the churches with the best pipe organs in Louisville. The Univ of Louisville School of Music has a home page whose address is   http://www.louisville.edu/music/   which might be a helpful and interesting resource."   Good luck, Kevin!   Pat M.     _____________________________________________________________________ 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]