PipeChat Digest #311 - Saturday, March 28, 1998
 
Re: PipeChat Digest #310 - 03/27/98
  by "Y6717" <Y6717@aol.com>
Re: Concert In Chicago Area
  by "Dr. Darryl Miller" <OrganDok@safari.net>
Re: Slashes
  by "Y6717" <Y6717@aol.com>
Stoplist of John Carrington's Home Installation
  by "TonyIn219" <TonyIn219@aol.com>
Re: Who Is????
  by "Jim H" <BALD1@prodigy.net>
Re: Introduction
  by "Jim H" <BALD1@prodigy.net>
Re: Stop names
  by "Jim H" <BALD1@prodigy.net>
Pittsburgh AGO Recital/Wonderful Casavant (spec)
  by "ScottFop" <ScottFop@aol.com>
 


(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #310 - 03/27/98 From: Y6717 <Y6717@aol.com> Date: Fri, 27 Mar 1998 08:46:41 EST   Greetings Pipers,   Maybe you should try: http:\\ <--- note the back slash rather than the slash in the roller skating/Wurlitzer note.   Thanks   Dick Clark    
(back) Subject: Re: Concert In Chicago Area From: "Dr. Darryl Miller" <OrganDok@safari.net> Date: Fri, 27 Mar 1998 08:49:57 -0500   Hey, Devon!   as well as the complete "Concerto No. 1" by > Rheinberger, arranged for organ and brass.   is this published or manuscript or ????   Thanks.   Darryl  
(back) Subject: Re: Slashes From: Y6717 <Y6717@aol.com> Date: Fri, 27 Mar 1998 09:09:01 EST   Greetings,   Please disregard my post earlier.   I was wrong about the slashes in the roller/ Wurlitzer address. Thats what I get for not checking first. Sorry about that.   Dick Clark  
(back) Subject: Stoplist of John Carrington's Home Installation From: TonyIn219 <TonyIn219@aol.com> Date: Fri, 27 Mar 1998 11:09:08 EST   Everybody seems to get so excited about their organ's features, so I thought I'd add to the festival atmosphere by publishing the stoplist of my residential, vintage Large-Scale Integrated Circuit and Transistor Lowrey Symphonic Theatre Console (Model H-25-3).   I'm not one to compare electronics to pipes, but Lowrey's own brochure (published in 1973) describes my organ this way: "SOUND!!! Big, Bold, POWERFUL Sound!!! Brassy, vibrant, DYNAMIC sound!!! Scintillating, stringy, RICH sound!!! A BROAD SPECTRUM OF SOUND!!! STEREO MAGNIFICENCE!!! Sound so expansively vast, colorful and AUTHENTIC it will leave you somewhat breathless!!!"   There! Lowrey said it was authentic, not me.   In addition to the organ, I have a Technics KN3000 keyboard wired into the sound system. This little wonder gives me another manual, 400 rhythms with 16 parts each of adjustable accompaniment, including built-in breaks, variations and bridges;1600 preset registrations using 200 different sounds (including 10 organ types and a set of 10 drawbars), trems, vibratos, traps and foot switches galore. A 16-track sequencer and a 5 x 7 DOS blue-screen round out this high-tech addition.   After you read through the extensive features, I think you will agree that the reason Lowreys, great monuments to American ostentatiousness that they are, don't have any resale value is not due to their vintage technology, but to the intimidation they cause people of lesser creative caliber. Imagine paying $15,000 for something that you can't even find the on/off switch for! No, my Lowrey is undervalued right now, but when the dust settles, I am certain that my Lowrey will end up alongside the original Macintosh computer at the Guggenheim (or is it MOMA?).   1975 Lowrey Symphonic Theatre Console (Model H-25-3) Private Installation at Singing Sands Estate (John Carrington Residence) Little Calumet Valley Wildlife Refuge Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Chesterton, Indiana   Stop List:   UPPER (SWELL)   Cello 16 Trombone 16 Diapason 8 Salicional 8 Kinura 8 Clarinet 8 Trumpet 8 Oboe 8 Violina 4 Tibia 16 Tibia 8 Tibia 5-1/3 Tibia 4 Tibia 2-2/3 Tibia 2 Tibia 1-3/5 Tibia 1 Flugel Horn Cornet Krumet Horn Saxophone Tuba Trumpet Post Horn Viola   Lower (Great)   Diapason 8 Dulciana 8 French Horn 8 Cornet 8 Vox Humana 8 Octave 4 Violina 4 Tibia 8 Tibia 4 Tibia 2-2/3 Tibia 2 Violin Viola Cello   Lower Control Tablets: Medium/Full   Couplers: Upper to Lower, Lower to Pedal.   Pedals:   Diaphone 16 Bourdon 16 Diapason 8 Tuba 8 Flute 8 Bass Guitar 8 Sustain Pedal Pushbuttons (Soft, Medium, Full, Loud).   Lights: Full Panel Music Pedal On/Off Switch with Pilot Light   Special Features: Animation (stereo effect/adjustable) AOC (one-finger closed chord) Auto-Wow (Mute, On, Range; Attack SLow/Fast; Decay Slow/Fast Chiff Chimes Glide Vibrato Leslie Trem Reed/String/Diapason Main/Leslie Leslie: Internal AND External Add Main to Leslie Multi-Channel Chorus (like a celeste generator) Marimba Repeat Harmonic 4 Harmonic 2-2/3 Glockenspiel Banjo 16 Mandolin 8 Percussion: Long, Repeat, Attack, Marimba Speed, Glock Speed Piano Harpsichord Piano/Harpsichord (Soft, Full, Sustain) Reverb (Balance, Length; Main/Leslie) Sustain adjustments (all manuals) Traps   Presets:   Upper:   #1 Tibia 8, Tibia 2-2/3, Chiff #2 Tibia 16, Tibia 8, Tibia 5-1/3, Tibia 4 #3 Tibia 16, Tibia 8, Tibia 4, Tibia 2, Tibia 1-3/5, Tibia 1   Lower:   #1 Tibia 8, Tibia 4 #2 Tibia 8, Tibia 2-2/3 #3 Tibia 8, Tibia 4, Tibia 2-2/3, Tibia 2   Symphonic Golden Harp (arpeggios based on lower manual chord configuration and upper manual registration):   Speed Control (slide switch) Up 3 Octaves Down 3 Octaves Up and Down 1 Octave Up and Down 2 Octaves Up and Down 3 Octaves   Tibia Chorus (stereo effect): Slow/Fast   Vibrato: Light/Heavy; Slow/fast   Tremolo: Light/Heavy; Slow/fast   Leslie: Light/Heavy; Slow/fast   Rhythms: Bosa Nova Samba Rhumba Cha-cha Mambo Go-Go <----for real Dixie Shuffle Swing 1 Swing 2 March polka Waltz Swing Waltz   Rhythm volume, Balance, Tempo, Start/Stop, Downbeat light,   Metronome   Stereo Cassette Recorder (Bell & Howell/original/WORKS!!!): Stop, record, rewind, fast forward, play-record, pitch control, volume control, playback balance (Leslie, main, external, internal), Microphone jack.   POWER:   3 50-watt amps 1 Heavy-Duty, Low-range (15") 2 6 x 9 high range (Main) 1 10" built-in Leslie   Dimensions:   47-3/16" high (not including music rack) 53-3/4" wide 32-1/4" deep (not including pedalboard) Hand-rubbed, walnut-finished with matching dog-leg bench.          
(back) Subject: Re: Who Is???? From: Jim H <BALD1@prodigy.net> Date: Sun, 22 Mar 1998 03:06:02 -0600   bruce cornely wrote: > > Glenda wrote: > >Bruce ran away as a child and joined a circus.. > > Jim H wrote: > > > Bruce writes: > >And I ain't tellin' who got what part!!! ;-) > >Ah come on Bruce, the grinder couldn't have been that tough, the monkey....maybe?   Jim H.   bruce cornely o o o __________ o o o > ago (dean) ohs o o __________ o o > > > "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: Introduction From: Jim H <BALD1@prodigy.net> Date: Sun, 22 Mar 1998 03:04:33 -0600   Bob Loesch wrote: > > At 19:29 3/21/98 -0600, you wrote: > >Bob Loesch wrote: > >> if it is not overdone, and is turned OFF during hymns. > >> > >> > >>A   > one or two sopranos who provided more then a little tremolo... > > Regards, > > Bob   >As the blush leaves, I forgot that if a little is good... But, tell me, how do you turn the trem off a soprano? I have one or two that I wish had a switch. <grin>   Jim > "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: Stop names From: Jim H <BALD1@prodigy.net> Date: Sun, 22 Mar 1998 03:12:52 -0600   Judy A. Ollikkala wrote: > > Might someone be familiar with the two starred stop names on this Positif > list? Are they spelled wrong or can they be identified? Thanks, from a > friend. > > my brother sent me this stoplist to correct (he's not a musician) > > i'm not familiar with (*) > > Positif > 8' Gedackt > 8' Soli coral (*) > 4' Principal > 4' Rohr Flute > 4' Selnat (*) > 2 2/3' Nazard > 2' Piccolo > Tremolo >   Judy, not too sure, but those stars may be reserved for use with the "space" music.   Jim > "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: Pittsburgh AGO Recital/Wonderful Casavant (spec) From: ScottFop <ScottFop@aol.com> Date: Sat, 28 Mar 1998 01:50:17 EST   On Monday, March 28 the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Guild of Organists held a Member's Recital: Music for Holy Week, Easter and Pentecost. The artists and their repertoire are listed below as well as a stoplist and synopsis of the instrument:   Partita: O Gott, du frommer Gott, BWV 767, J.S. Bach David A. Billings, organist   Canzonetta on "Horsley", Eric Thiman Go To Dark Gesthemane, David Cherwien Cynthia Pock, organist   Meditation on "Veni Creator", Robert S. Lord (written for this performance) Consummatum Est from "The Seven Last Words", Charles Tournemire Steve Anisko, organist   Invocation on "Heil'ge Geest, daal tot ons neer", Piet Rippen A) Introduktie en Thema B) Variate I C) Variatie II D) Variate III E) Variatie IV- Toccata C. John Thickey, organist   Komm, Gott, Schopfer, heiliger Geist (BWV 667), J.S. Bach J.R. Daniels, organist   Jesus Christ Is Risen Today, Wilbur Held The Strife Is O'er, Lisa Shoemaker-Lohmeyer Barbara McKelway, organist   Resurrection, Larry King A) Lament B) The Rising C) The Ecstasy D) Reflection Jason Kissel, organist   Trois Paraphrases Gregoriennes: I. Mors et Resurrectio, Jean Langlais Scott F. Foppiano, organist     Well- Casavant did it again! The organ was built in 1987 for Christ United Methodist here in Pittsburgh (Bethel Park), Casavant-Freres' Opus 3633. It is built in the English Cathedral style and has an unique and full bodied tone. It is a BEAUTIFUL instrument, and John Erickson- the organist for the past 17 years- is indeed extremely fortunate. It has everything I would consider necessary and useful on it, and it's p[lacement is very fine in consideration of the room's acoustics. The pipes are close enough to ably accompany the choir and congregation. See stoplist below:   GREAT: 16 Violone 8 Open Diapason 8 Chimney Flute 8 Harmonic Flute 8 Viola 4 Octave 4 Open Flute 2 Fifteenth III Cornet II-III Full Mixture 2' IV Mixture 1-1/3' III Cymbal 2/3' 16' Double Trumpet 8' Trumpet Great Unison Off 8' Tromba (Choir) 8' Festival Trumpet (Antiphonal) Chimes   SWELL: 16' Bourdon 8' Principal 8' Stopped Diapason 8' Viole de Gambe 8' Voix Celeste 8' Flute Celeste II rks 4' Octave 4' Spindle Flute 2-2/3' Flute Twelfth 2' Piccolo 1-3/5' Seventeenth V Mixture 2' 16' Bassoon 8' Harmonic Trumpet 8' Oboe 8' Vox Humana 4' Harmonic Clarion Tremulant Swell 16, Unison Off, Swell 4   CHOIR: 8' Major Flute 8' Salicional 8' Voce Umana 4' Principal 4' Harmonic Flute 2' Octave 1-1/3' Nineteenth III Mixture 1' 8' Crumhorn Tremulant 8' Tromba Choir 16, Unison Off, Choir 4 8' Festival Trumpet (Antiphonal)   ANTIPHONAL: 16' Bourdon 8' Principal 8' Bourdon 4' Octave IV Mixture 1-1/3' 8' Festival Trumpet (en Chamade, polished copper)   PEDAL: 32' Subbass 32' Contra Bourdon 16' Open Diapason (wood) 16' Violone (Great) 16' Subbass 16' Bourdon (Swell) 8' Octave 8' Chimney Flute 8' Viola (Great) 4' Fifteenth 4' Chimney Flute IV Mixture 32' Contra Posaune 16' Trombone 16' Bassoon (Swell) 8' Trumpet 8' Oboe (Swell) 4' Oboe (Swell)   ANTIPHONAL PEDAL: 16' Bourdon   FULL COUPLERS   Independent Stops: 50 Ranks: 72 Pipes: 4067     As I said, once again- Casavant has built here a STELLAR instrument that is lacking in nothing. The sound is incredible, the blend is rich and full and the ensembles are distinctive and blend together in a most assertive and exciting sound! Then I return and just shake my head in disbelief and shame at that inflexible, absolute hunk-of-junk, abortion of a pile of whistles they threw into my church and left for an "organ." Bravo and congratulations to Christ UMC!   Scott F. Foppiano