PipeChat Digest #294 - Friday, March 13, 1998
 
Re: Wurlitzer Roller-Skating Farewell Party/Chicago
  by Jon C. Habermaas <opus1100@ameritech.net>
Re: Raleigh Organs
  by Tom Jones <tomj@netpath.net>
Re: Wurlitzer Roller-Skating Farewell Party/Chicago
  by bruce cornely <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: Raleigh Organs
  by bruce cornely <cremona84000@webtv.net>
 


(back) Subject: Re: Wurlitzer Roller-Skating Farewell Party/Chicago From: "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@ameritech.net> Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 01:15:58 -0600   bruce cornely wrote: > > John, you and Teri are brave souls. At the OHS convention in Portland > Or we had an afternoon of skating at a big rink with a pipe organ. I > made one attempt at skating after several decades of mere walking and > decided that I did not want to meet my maker with little wheel tracks   John didn't mention that the median age of those attending were way over the safe age for donning skates...Bruce do you remember the poor gal at the Oaks who broke her wrist...Hope it wasn't from trying to hold the hymnal and skate. The last time I went to North Avenue I tried to skate after a hiatus of over thirty year...made one circuit of the rink before my ankles turned to jelly and my feet flew out from under me..hit the rink with a big thud..could hardly walk and had a back ache for a week. It was a great turn-out and there were about ten organists that played. Had folks from all the organ groups around the area and everyone seemed to really enjoy it. Too bad that they can't get the big crowds..perhaps the rink wouldn't have to close.   jc  
(back) Subject: Re: Raleigh Organs From: "Tom Jones" <tomj@netpath.net> Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 03:02:38 -0500   > I think (although I have been wrong before -- witness Meredith College), > that the Flentrop is at St Stephen's. It is a beautiful French classic > reproduction and when I played it it felt like it was hundreds of years > old. It was quite an exciting experience. As I recall, it is three > manuals; I don't have the specs -- it would be great if someone in the > area could post them for us.   Your wish is my command. Here are the specs as they appear on the dedication program, 10 September 1978. Fenner Douglass played--Bach T&F in D minor, Pachelbel Chaconne in f, Corrette Selections from the Mass on the Eighth Tone, Marchand Grand Dialogue, and--how's this for an odd man out?--the Franck B minor Chorale. By the way, the EP that Ken Sybesma mentioned in Meredith's Jones Auditorium is an Austin--or at least it was when Arthur Poister gave a masterclass there 25 years ago. First time I ever heard the first mvt. from the Widor Sixth. And I'll always remember what Poister said about registering Bach: "Anything is OK as long as it sounds good."   SAINT STEPHEN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH Durham, N.C. Flentrop, 1978   GRAND ORGUE Bourdon 16' Montre 8' Bourdon 8' Prestant 4' Flute 4' Nazard 2-2/3' Doublette 2' Tierce 1-3/5' IV Fourniture III Cymbale V Cornet (m. c) Trompette 8' Clairon 4'   POSITIF Bourdon 8' Prestant 4' Flute 4' Nazard 2-2/3' Doublette 2' Tierce 1-3/5' Larigot 1-1/3' III Fourniture Cromorne 8'   RECIT Bourdon 8' Salicional 8' Prestant 4' Flute 4' Flute a beque 2' II Sesquialter Voix Humaine 8'   PEDALE Soubasse 16' Flute 8' Bourdon 8' Prestant 4' Bombarde 16' Trompette 8'   G.O./Ped. Pos./Ped. Pos./G.O.   Tremblant Rossignol  
(back) Subject: Re: Wurlitzer Roller-Skating Farewell Party/Chicago From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 04:36:26 -0500   I do remember the "poor gal" who broke here wrist, I believe another descriptive phrase would be "our new president" if I'm not mistaken! <g>   bruce cornely o o o __________ o o o ago (dean) ohs o o __________ o o  
(back) Subject: Re: Raleigh Organs From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 04:40:00 -0500   Thank you, Tom. The St. Stephen's spec looks as good as it sounded when I played it years ago. I only wonder if it was in equal temperament, or is?? I guess the b-minor Franck could slide under the fence because it's French, although that is "pulling the rope rather tight."   bruce cornely o o o __________ o o o ago (dean) ohs o o __________ o o