PipeChat Digest #381 - Thursday, May 21, 1998
 
Is there a recording of Stanley's voluntaries?
  by "Mark Harris" <M.Harris@Admin.lon.ac.uk>
Re: Teenage Organists and "emotional adjusting"
  by "Kevin Cartwright" <kevin1@alaweb.com>
Re: "Wedding Song"
  by "Bob Loesch" <rrloesch@jps.net>
Re: Is there a recording of Stanley's voluntaries?
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com>
Ahlborn Module Question
  by <rnickel@itol.com>
1990 OHS CD
  by <rnickel@itol.com>
L'Organiste Question
  by <rnickel@itol.com>
Re: Ahlborn Module Question
  by "John (Jack) Cormack" <jackjack@erols.com>
Need info on Orchestrions, coinolas etc.
  by "TonyIn219" <TonyIn219@aol.com>
Re: Need info on Orchestrions, coinolas etc.
  by "Ron Yost" <musik@tcsn.net>
Re: 1990 OHS CD
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Tuning
  by "Jenny Moon" <bfus7@central.susx.ac.uk>
Re: More orgelpix X-post
  by "GRS Co LVR" <GRSCoLVR@aol.com>
Re[2]: Ahlborn Module Question
  by "Robert Ehrhardt" <ehr@softdisk.com>
Ahlborn Module Question
  by "list" <list@cluff.net>
Re: Tuning
  by "Satbcantor" <Satbcantor@aol.com>
Who is Phil Kelsall? What is "Strict Tempo?" and more. . .
  by "TonyIn219" <TonyIn219@aol.com>
Re: "Wedding Song"
  by <mewzishn@spec.net>
Re: Tuning
  by "Jenny Moon" <bfus7@central.susx.ac.uk>
Re: Who is Phil Kelsall?
  by "Peter Booth" <pb@blackpool.ac.uk>
Re: More orgelpix X-post
  by "Russell Greene" <russg@cyberspc.mb.ca>
Re: Who is Phil Kelsall? What is "Strict Tempo?" and more. . .
  by "Jenny Moon" <bfus7@central.susx.ac.uk>
Re: "Wedding Song"
  by "Jenny Moon" <bfus7@central.susx.ac.uk>
Re: "Strict Tempo" and "My Vision"
  by "Stanley Lowkis" <nstarfil@mediaone.net>
RE: "METAL" CHURCH MUSIC
  by "FireAlarmz" <FireAlarmz@aol.com>
Rhoda Scott
  by "Sheridan Mascall" <sheridan.mascall@visionet.com.au>
A German Dictionary For Organists
  by "Beau Surratt" <beaupiano@earthlink.net>
Re: Tuning
  by "Nelson and Tracy Denton" <ndenton434@bigwave.ca>
Re: Stijnkens Pipe makers
  by "Bob Loesch" <rrloesch@jps.net>
 


(back) Subject: Is there a recording of Stanley's voluntaries? From: "Mark Harris" <M.Harris@Admin.lon.ac.uk> Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 12:16:20 GMT   (Apologies for X-posting)   Does anyone know whether there is/was/will be a recording of the 30 Organ Voluntaries of John Stanley (1713-86)? I haven't found them mentioned in any lists that I've looked at.   Thanks in advance for your help.   Mark Harris ========== M.Harris@admin.lon.ac.uk  
(back) Subject: Re: Teenage Organists and "emotional adjusting" From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Tue, 19 May 1998 21:42:22 -0500   >Believe me, kiddos, youth wears off. Sooner or later, you have to stand >solely on talent and training. Have a goal and never lose sight of it. > > --Shirley   Tee-hee!! That's how it is now. 15, 53, 89...doesn't matter (around here anyway).   K.      
(back) Subject: Re: "Wedding Song" From: Bob Loesch <rrloesch@jps.net> Date: Tue, 19 May 1998 19:26:02 -0700   >Ruth's Reply, > >Isnt a sensitive organist one who plays what the Bride (not the organist) wishes , >and then plays it in a most beautiful and musical manner??   True! I've played many pieces at the request of the bride and/or groom which are not considered 'normal' wedding music including 'Beneath the Southern Cross' from Richard Rodgers' Victory at Sea music.     Regards,   Bob        
(back) Subject: Re: Is there a recording of Stanley's voluntaries? From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 08:09:16 -0500 (CDT)   At 12:16 PM 5/20/98 GMT, you wrote: >(Apologies for X-posting) > >Does anyone know whether there is/was/will be a recording of the 30 >Organ Voluntaries of John Stanley (1713-86)? I haven't found >them mentioned in any lists that I've looked at.   The majority of them are recorded on historic English organs by Jennifer Bate in a six set of CD's "From Stanley to Wesley" on the Unicorn-Kanchana label (distributed by Priory.) This was available via the OHS calalog, but I am not sure if it is still in stock. Ton Koopman has also recorded eleven of them at St. Mary's Rotherhithe on the Capriccio label (10256), but although the organ sounds wonderful I don't like his interpretation of Stanley and much prefer the Bate recordings.   John.    
(back) Subject: Ahlborn Module Question From: rnickel@itol.com Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 08:08:34 -0500 (CDT)   Actually, two questions:   1) How much does one of the modules cost?   2) Will it work on my Baldwin Howard Classic instrument (which I think is an Ahlborn-Galanti wannabe ... built about 10 years ago)?   Thanks.   Bob Nickel rnickel@itol.com    
(back) Subject: 1990 OHS CD From: rnickel@itol.com Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 08:09:36 -0500 (CDT)   Just wanted to pass along (and special thanks to Bruce C.) that I joined the ranks of the OHS and also purchased the Milwaukee CD from the 1990 convention. What a *great* CD. I recommend it for any who enjoy CDs with a variety of instruments.   Bob N. rnickel@itol.com    
(back) Subject: L'Organiste Question From: rnickel@itol.com Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 08:11:32 -0500 (CDT)   Wow! Three posts for me in one session!!   Question on Franck's L'Organiste. I've read the preliminary information in the front of the text. The editor gives suggestions on registration as based on the French harmonium. How many of you follow those suggestions? I have a 23-rank basically Baroque instrument which will not allow things like a 4' reed or a 16' string. Am I free to interpret as I wish?   As a side note, I also have a little four-octave reed organ, one manual, two ranks of reeds ... Boy do those L'Organiste pieces sound great on there!   Bob N. rnickel@itol.com    
(back) Subject: Re: Ahlborn Module Question From: "John (Jack) Cormack" <jackjack@erols.com> Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 10:13:32 -0400   At 08:08 AM 5/20/98 -0500, you wrote: >Actually, two questions: > >1) How much does one of the modules cost? ----------------------------------------------------------------- I have seen posting of around $2000 up to around 2500. The local salesman originally offered the Romantic Module for $2200, but when I said I wanted to buy one the price became $2500, so I never bought it. ------------------------------------------------------------------ > >2) Will it work on my Baldwin Howard Classic instrument (which I think is an >Ahlborn-Galanti wannabe ... built about 10 years ago)? ---------------------------------------------------------------   That depends on what MIDI channel number your Baldwin uses, if it has MIDI. The Ahlborne is pretty flexible regarding MIDI channel capability.   Sincerely,   Jack Cormack ----------------------------------------------------------- >Thanks. > >Bob Nickel >rnickel@itol.com > > >"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: Need info on Orchestrions, coinolas etc. From: TonyIn219 <TonyIn219@aol.com> Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 10:56:41 EDT     I need to know if anyone has any internet resources relating to orchestrions, coin-operated pianos, roll-players (including organs) etc.   Any help would be appreciated.   Thanks!   John Carrington Chesterton, Indiana Home of the Lowrey Play-O-Matic Theatre Organ  
(back) Subject: Re: Need info on Orchestrions, coinolas etc. From: Ron Yost <musik@tcsn.net> Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 07:50:15 -0700   Hi John!   Well .. there's the *best* source :) .. the "Mechanical Music Digest", or MMD for short.   It's a wonderful resource, which arrives daily in 'digest' form. It is moderated by two swell guys .. Jody Kravitz (who originated and hosts the MMD from his own server in Etiwanda, Calif.) and Robbie Rhodes, a multi-talented chap who's a professional pianist, engineer, etc.   For subscription info and a searchable database of all past 'issues', go to the MMD home page:   http://mmd.foxtail.com   You will LOVE the MMD, John. Please join the fun!! :)   Ron Yost, Paso Robles, Calif.     >I need to know if anyone has any internet resources relating to orchestrions, >coin-operated pianos, roll-players (including organs) etc. > >Any help would be appreciated. > >Thanks! > >John Carrington >Chesterton, Indiana >Home of the Lowrey Play-O-Matic Theatre Organ    
(back) Subject: Re: 1990 OHS CD From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 11:54:38 -0400   Welcome to OHS Bob. Whee, another happy customer. Two more and I get my steak knives!   bruce o h s __________ a g o cornely o o __________ o o ........... cremona84000@webtv.net ...........    
(back) Subject: Tuning From: Jenny Moon <bfus7@central.susx.ac.uk> Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 17:55:19 BST     Hi all.   I have spent some time today researching the tuning of pipe organs. Obviously it's important to have the bearings on the middle octave of the principal correct, whether the principal is on the great, swell or whichever manual. I have looked at some specifications on the NPOR at http://www.bios.org.uk/npor.html which is the national register of british pipe organs with some 24000 listings. Some organs do not have a principal 4' on any of the manuals which I have always understood to be the stop from which all the other stops are tuned. I would imagine that the next best stop from which to begin the tuning process, i.e the bearins, should be the open diapason, but the bearings should be tuned an octave higher, assuming the o.diapason is at 8' pitch. I am pretty sure I am right saying this. However, some organs don't have a principal 4' or an open diapason 8', according to the above mentioned register. This leaves the 4' or 8' flute. I seem to remember being told that a 4' or 8' flute wasn't a "strong enough" stop to use as the tuning stop, so that being the case, how do you go about tuning. I know it is unusal to find a pipe organ without either principal or o.diapason but it obviously happens. Can anybody answer this question which I'm sure I could have made much more simple!!   Thanks   Jen.      
(back) Subject: Re: More orgelpix X-post From: GRS Co LVR <GRSCoLVR@aol.com> Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 13:22:38 EDT   Hi Johnathan: Oh Pleeze pleeze,,,send the pics along,,,I handle JPG's really well,,,,,and would really like some organ pics,,,,,,,Love Casavants stylings on consoles,,,,, Thanks   Roc  
(back) Subject: Re[2]: Ahlborn Module Question From: Robert Ehrhardt <ehr@softdisk.com> Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 12:34:15 -0500   Hello John   On 20-May-98, John (Jack) Cormack wrote: > At 08:08 AM 5/20/98 -0500, you wrote: >> Actually, two questions: >> >> 1) How much does one of the modules cost? > ----------------------------------------------------------------- > I have seen posting of around $2000 up to around 2500. The local > salesman originally offered the Romantic Module for $2200, but when > I said I wanted to buy one the price became $2500, so I never bought > it. > ------------------------------------------------------------------ >> >> 2) Will it work on my Baldwin Howard Classic instrument (which I think is an >> Ahlborn-Galanti wannabe ... built about 10 years ago)? > ---------------------------------------------------------------   > That depends on what MIDI channel number your Baldwin uses, if it has > MIDI. The Ahlborne is pretty flexible regarding MIDI channel capability.   > Sincerely,   > Jack Cormack > ----------------------------------------------------------- >> Thanks. >> >> Bob Nickel >> rnickel@itol.com >> >> >> "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 >> >> >>   > "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     I was quoted $3500 this past weekend!   Regards -- Robert Ehrhardt <ehr@softdisk.com> Noel Memorial UMC,Shreveport, LA Team AMIGA    
(back) Subject: Ahlborn Module Question From: "list" <list@cluff.net> Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 11:28:22 -0700   Might be able to help
(back) Subject: Re: Tuning From: Satbcantor <Satbcantor@aol.com> Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 15:26:38 EDT   Jenny, Hi   You said, <Obviously it's important to have the bearings on the middle octave of the principal correct, whether the principal is on the great, swell or whichever manual. ........... Some organs do not have a principal 4' on any of the manuals which I have always understood to be the stop from which all the other stops are tuned.>   It would be exceptionally rare for an organ not to have a 'Principal 4', are you aware that this stop is often labelled as 'Octave 4' ? A number of smaller organs, particularly 18th and 19th century house organs, were assembled without an Open Diapason 8 , and used a strongish flute (Hohlflote or similar) as the foundation. But they always included either a Principal or an Octave, (which after all is just an Open Diapason without the bottom octave of 12 notes, and with 12 little whistles stuck on the top end ! You are right to say that the bearings are laid on the middle 12 of a 4ft open flue. Whether this is Principal or Octave, the 'pitch pipe is the six-inch treble C which sounds at or must be tuned to 1044 c/s for what was quaintly called 'New Phiharmonic Pitch', a term which still serves me, but may be called something else now. Once your pitch pipe is correctly set, middleC is 'tuned perfect' to it, and then the sequence of fourths and fifths is tuned, each to its appropiate beat pattern. I think, though hopefully others will weigh in on this, that it would be nigh on impossible to tune to a flute. This is not simply because of the lack of power, which I don't think is significant, but is more because of the lack of harmonics in the flute sound. I think the 'purer' tone of the flute would be lost in the fundamental tone of whatever you were trying to tune to it, leaving you tapping about in a haze of confusing intervals, (come on guys, help me out here !) I am certain that an attempt to lay bearings on an enclosed stop would be doomed to failure, (unless the whole organ was enclosed of course), so anything in the Swell box called Principal should be ignored so far as laying the bearings goes: it would probably be a wooden fluty thing anyway.   All the best, regards, Chris (in the Land of the Prince Bishops).   PS Did I read that you are a fan of Harrison & Harrison?........[sighs sadly].....and you seemed so normal.... : )))))  
(back) Subject: Who is Phil Kelsall? What is "Strict Tempo?" and more. . . From: TonyIn219 <TonyIn219@aol.com> Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 16:17:19 EDT   A few odds and ends questions for the list:   PHIL KELSALL Anybody ever heard of an organ artist named Phil Kelsall? He may be from England. Can anyone tell me anything about him?   STRICT TEMPO I also see a lot of references to "Strict Tempo." especially in relation to the Tower Ballroom and Blackpool. What does this mean?   SERENADE: FOUND IT!!! Also: I FOUND LOTS OF VERSIONS OF SERENADE from STUDENT PRINCE. Still haven't gotten any bites on My Vision. Anyone want to help?   DENNIS AWE CONCERT: LYONS, IL Don't forget DInner & A Concert on June 2nd in Lyons Illinois. Tickets are $16 and include a family-style dinner and concert by Dennis Awe on the new Technics F100 Americana Theatre Console. I know he's not Dianne Bish, but he's still fun to watch. E-mail me for ticket information and times.   Anybody want to try to add depth to my personal edification? I'd appreciate it.   John Carrington Chesterton, Indiana  
(back) Subject: Re: "Wedding Song" From: mewzishn@spec.net Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 16:27:27 -0400   Just heard an advert on the TV for a "season finale" containing a wedding. The music in the background is a female voice singing the dit-dot-dit "Wedding Song." So be prepared for a flood of requests. I can't recall the name of the show, it's not one I've ever watched, but I think it's one of those "90069" or "Acquaintances" shows.   Ken Sybesma        
(back) Subject: Re: Tuning From: Jenny Moon <bfus7@central.susx.ac.uk> Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 22:23:21 BST     Hi Chris.   Thanks for your reply. It makes sence what you are saying and it has cleared up my confusion. Thanks for your time.   Am I to presume that you are not a Harrison and Harrison fan. Please EXPLAIN!!   Jen.      
(back) Subject: Re: Who is Phil Kelsall? From: "Peter Booth" <pb@blackpool.ac.uk> Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 23:45:14 +0100   Phil Kelsall is indeed English and is the resident organist at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom's "Mighty Wurlitzer" . Can't remember the spec. off the top of my head not surprising really the things two floors high, if interested I will dig out the spec. or will supply more specific info. if requested ---------- > From: TonyIn219 <TonyIn219@aol.com> > To: pipechat@pipechat.org > Subject: Who is Phil Kelsall? What is "Strict Tempo?" and more. . . > Date: 20 May 1998 21:17 > > A few odds and ends questions for the list: > > PHIL KELSALL > Anybody ever heard of an organ artist named Phil Kelsall? He may be from > England. Can anyone tell me anything about him? > > STRICT TEMPO > I also see a lot of references to "Strict Tempo." especially in relation to > the Tower Ballroom and Blackpool. What does this mean? > > SERENADE: FOUND IT!!! > Also: I FOUND LOTS OF VERSIONS OF SERENADE from STUDENT PRINCE. Still haven't > gotten any bites on My Vision. Anyone want to help? > > DENNIS AWE CONCERT: LYONS, IL > Don't forget DInner & A Concert on June 2nd in Lyons Illinois. Tickets are $16 > and include a family-style dinner and concert by Dennis Awe on the new > Technics F100 Americana Theatre Console. I know he's not Dianne Bish, but he's > still fun to watch. E-mail me for ticket information and times. > > Anybody want to try to add depth to my personal edification? I'd appreciate > it. > > John Carrington > Chesterton, Indiana > > "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: More orgelpix X-post From: Russell Greene <russg@cyberspc.mb.ca> Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 18:09:53 -0500   >For those of you who cannot accept file attachments, I will soon post >these on the web - others feel free to email me privately and request the >pictures.   I would love to see your orgelpix. Thanks for the kind offer. Russell Greene        
(back) Subject: Re: Who is Phil Kelsall? What is "Strict Tempo?" and more. . . From: Jenny Moon <bfus7@central.susx.ac.uk> Date: Thu, 21 May 1998 00:48:16 BST     Hi John.   Phil Kelsall is the organist form Blacpool tower in Lancashire, UK.   A list of his recordings can be found at:   http://www.organ.co.uk/titles/kelsall.html   This page should help answer some of your other questions too.   Hope this helps.   Jen. Brighton. UK   bfus7@central.sussex.ac.uk        
(back) Subject: Re: "Wedding Song" From: Jenny Moon <bfus7@central.susx.ac.uk> Date: Thu, 21 May 1998 00:58:21 BST       On Wed, 20 May 1998 16:27:27 -0400 mewzishn@spec.net wrote:   > From: mewzishn@spec.net> Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 16:27:27 -0400 > Subject: Re: "Wedding Song" > To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> > > Just heard an advert on the TV for a "season finale" containing a wedding. > The music in the background is a female voice singing the dit-dot-dit > "Wedding Song." So be prepared for a flood of requests. I can't recall the > name of the show, it's not one I've ever watched, but I think it's one of > those "90069" or "Acquaintances" shows. > > Ken Sybesma > > > > > "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 >   Hi   Talking of popular requests, since the release of "Bat out of Hell" by Meat Loaf in the seventies, myself and several of my predecesors have been asked to play this song by young college couples, ON THE PIPE ORGAN!, during the signing of the register at their weddings. With deep regret (I say with a touch of sarcasm) we have had to reject their requests on religious grounds. I'm quite glad because I would hate to have to try and play a "Heavy metal" base line on a pedal bourdon! The worst I had to play was Bohemian Rapsody by queen. Did you have any worse requests?        
(back) Subject: Re: "Strict Tempo" and "My Vision" From: Stanley Lowkis <nstarfil@mediaone.net> Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 20:28:37 -0400   Strict Tempo would be metronome precise which is required for Ballroom Dancing. BTW Blackpool's famed ballroom (alas! not the organ) is beautifully shown in the Japanese film "Shall We Dance", just released on video.   "My Vision" was written by Al Melgard who presided at the console of the giant Barton in Chicago Stadium. In addition to old LPs by Melgard it has been recorded by Frank Pellico and Melgard's student, Walt Strony.   Stan Lowkis   TonyIn219 wrote: >   > STRICT TEMPO > I also see a lot of references to "Strict Tempo." especially in relation to > the Tower Ballroom and Blackpool. What does this mean? > > SERENADE: FOUND IT!!! > Also: I FOUND LOTS OF VERSIONS OF SERENADE from STUDENT PRINCE. Still haven't > gotten any bites on My Vision. Anyone want to help?  
(back) Subject: RE: "METAL" CHURCH MUSIC From: FireAlarmz <FireAlarmz@aol.com> Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 21:27:17 EDT   << their requests on religious grounds. I'm quite glad because I would hate to have to try and play a "Heavy metal" base line on a pedal bourdon! The worst I had to play was Bohemian Rapsody by queen. Did you have any worse requests? >>   GOOD GRIEF!!! Not all *that* long ago, we were discussing (mostly negatively) CCM in Pipechat, until the powers-that-be stopped that thread!   Maybe church music has "progressed beyond" CCM??!! PETRA isn't considered "wild" anymore?!   Let's hope that these new-found requests are only limited to wedding music and don't spill over into service music! :-(   Bill Miller  
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(back) Subject: A German Dictionary For Organists From: Beau Surratt <beaupiano@earthlink.net> Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 22:14:55 -0500   Hi! Here is something I found in the Miller Pipe Organ Company newsletter, "The Principal Chorus". Hope you like it!   Beau   A German Dictionary For Organists ______________________________ Blower: das Wheezenpuffer   Bombarde: das Loudenboomer   Borrowed Stops: das Cheatenschtopppers   Combination Pistons: das timesaver Shortishcutters   Draw Stop Knobs: das puller undshoven Werks   General Cancel: das Buttonpopper mit Sound ein gross kaput   Pedal Keyboard: das Schtompinwerks   Sforzando: das Suddenisher Schreamenpusher   State Trumpet: das earschplitten Loudenboomer   Swell Box Shutters: das Volumaker upperdowner Gepfloppenwerks   Tremolo: das Sound Schaker   Unison Couplers: das Hitchschtoppers   1' Stop: ein peepenskwieker   4' couplers: das Hitchuppenschtopers   16' Couplers: das Hitchdownenschtoppers   32' Stop: das longisher grossen Growlenboomer Beau Surratt beaupiano@earthlink.net Organist, Bemis United Methodist Church Student, South Side High School    
(back) Subject: Re: Tuning From: Nelson and Tracy Denton <ndenton434@bigwave.ca> Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 23:25:32 -0400   At 05:55 PM 5/20/1998 BST, you wrote: > >Hi all. > >I have spent some time today researching the tuning of pipe organs. >Obviously it's important to have the bearings on the middle octave of >the principal correct, whether the principal is on the great, swell or >whichever manual.     The key to tuning any organ is to find the rank which is best able to keep it's tune and be heard against all other ranks. Sometimes I use a Salicional 8' or a Gamba 8' to tune against on some organs as the Diapasons are sometimes too loud or unstable to tune to. Sometimes I must tune LOUD reeds to other 8' reeds simply because there is nothing else on the organ which can be heard against them. Flutes and Mixtures are not the best thing to try tuning against. :-((( But I've seen and heard it attempted.   In organ building, like in most things in life there are "Rules" and then there are "The way things are done because that's the only way to do them."   An "Electronic Audio Tuner" makes setting the "bearings" a whole lot simpler. Just don't use it to tune every pipe on the organ or else you will find the pipes will be out of tune with each other if the temperature rises and falls while you tune.   A truly funny effect that most organists don't seem to find funny.   Have you visited my website Yet? It's filled full of organ links. Many new additions still to come - someday a Picture page!!!!   P.S.   Gee I rather like George and Rex's work :-))) Nelson E. Denton R. A. Denton and Son Pipe Organ Builders Hamilton Ontario, Canada   The Pipe Organ Tracker Project http://www.freeyellow.com/members/radentonson The worlds "second" largest collection of organ related links  
(back) Subject: Re: Stijnkens Pipe makers From: Bob Loesch <rrloesch@jps.net> Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 22:52:43 -0700   At 11:58 5/15/98 +0200, you wrote: >What about a 8' Stinking Principal in addition to the >8' Singend Gedackt ???     Principals??? I don't got to show you no Stinking Principals!!!