PipeChat Digest #394 - Friday, May 29, 1998
 
Re: Locked Consoles and Limited Access
  by "Jen Moon" <bfus7@central.susx.ac.uk>
(no subject)
  by "Jen Moon" <bfus7@central.susx.ac.uk>
Re:
  by "Terry Charles" <tcorgan@ibm.net>
Re: Locked Consoles and Limited Access
  by "Stanley Lowkis" <nstarfil@mediaone.net>
NEW LIST: Pipes and Trains
  by "Kevin Cartwright" <kevin1@alaweb.com>
Re: Locked Consoles and Limited Access
  by "Brent Johnson" <bmjohns@swbell.net>
Re: New Email list
  by <FireAlarmz@aol.com>
Re: small organ society
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com>
Re: NEW LIST: Pipes and Trains
  by "Ron Yost" <musik@tcsn.net>
Re: small organ society
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Re: Locked Consoles and Limited Access
  by "W. J. Morton" <wjm@pacbell.net>
Re: small organ society
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Penn Theatre in Pittsburg, PA
  by "Kevin Cartwright" <kevin1@alaweb.com>
Re: Wedding Fees
  by <ComposerTX@aol.com>
Re: New Email list
  by "Ruth  Bird" <theraven@istar.ca>
South Hills Theatre in Dormont, PA
  by "Kevin Cartwright" <kevin1@alaweb.com>
our re-built Kilgen
  by <ComposerTX@aol.com>
Re: Locked Consoles and Limited Access
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: Locked Consoles and Limited Access
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: Locked Consoles and Limited Access
  by "Jenny Moon" <bfus7@central.susx.ac.uk>
Re: Locked Consoles and Limited Access
  by "Jenny Moon" <bfus7@central.susx.ac.uk>
Re: Locked Consoles and Limited Access
  by "Brent Johnson" <bmjohns@swbell.net>
Re: Locked Consoles and Limited Access
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@post.queensu.ca>
Re: Locked Consoles and Limited Access
  by "Jenny Moon" <bfus7@central.susx.ac.uk>
2' III-IV Mixture for sale [X-posted]
  by <ComposerTX@aol.com>
 


(back) Subject: Re: Locked Consoles and Limited Access From: Jen Moon <bfus7@central.susx.ac.uk> Date: Fri, 29 May 1998 22:10:22 BST           On Fri, 29 May 1998 16:43:43 -0400 bruce cornely wrote:   > From: bruce cornely <cremona84000@webtv.net> > Date: Fri, 29 May 1998 16:43:43 -0400 > Subject: Re: Locked Consoles and Limited Access > To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> > > In my parish we allow visiting organists or pianists, etc., for > weddings, but I am paid a fee (half the usual) for supervising/hosting > the visitor and the use of the church's organ, piano or sound equipment. > If the visitor is someone who is acquainted with the organ, etc., or > does not need to use it, then I waive the fee since I do not have to be > there. It was customary years ago to pay the organists usual fee for > weddings when visiting because weddings and funerals were considered > part of the salary package. > > bruce o h s __________ a g o > cornely o o __________ o o > ........... cremona84000@webtv.net ........... > > > "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 all.   At the church where I have been organist for the last six years, I have been asked to step aside for weddings and funerals on several occasions. I don't know why, I darn't ask!! On these occasions I have always recieved the full fee. £25 if your wondering. Not enough to retire on but it buys a nught out!! I have now moved away from the area and am no longer organist at that church. The church has been unable to find a replacement organist, so now they rely on either the couple providing their own organist, or a lady from the congregation, who plays the piano. The strange thing is, I now live 400 miles away from that church (and I miss it dearly) and still recieve the £25 fee each time their is a wedding. My parents (who still live in dear old Norton), have a wad of cheques waiting for me. I feel very guilty about this and can't really accept the money. When I asked the Parish wardens why I was still recieving payment when I haven't been anywhere near the organ for months, I was told that because a new organist hadn't been found, my contract was still valid, and I therefore recieved the fees. They assured me that the couple pay my fees anyway, not the church, and stand-in organists hadn't asked, or had turned down any payment.   So. I'm now earning about £100 pounds a saturday for lying in bed! I can't really spend the money. I'd feel too guilty.   Any ideas?     Jen.                
(back) Subject: From: Jen Moon <bfus7@central.susx.ac.uk> Date: Fri, 29 May 1998 22:30:01 BST     Hi AGAIN.   I'm sorry to keep sending all these emails. You must be sick of the sight of my name. I guess I'm in a typing mood.   Organbuilder email list. Anyone interested please.   If you are, let me know and I'll send the info through. I don't want to send it if no-ones interested because that will annoy everyone.   Let me know. Guarunteed to be a valuable source of information to all!!   Jen.      
(back) Subject: Re: From: "Terry Charles" <tcorgan@ibm.net> Date: Fri, 29 May 1998 17:35:47 -0400   Send organ builder data:   Terry Charles   <tcorgan@ibm.net>   thanks,   TC    
(back) Subject: Re: Locked Consoles and Limited Access From: Stanley Lowkis <nstarfil@mediaone.net> Date: Fri, 29 May 1998 17:36:29 -0400   Jen Moon wrote:   >=20 > So. I'm now earning about =A3100 pounds a saturday for lying in bed! > I can't really spend the money. I'd feel too guilty. >=20 > Any ideas? >=20 > Jen. >=20   This situation presents an opportunity to you to purchase Shares in enterprises that are performing the Lord's work. And returning dividends in both blessings and profits.   Stan  
(back) Subject: NEW LIST: Pipes and Trains From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Fri, 29 May 1998 16:38:32 -0500   Hello everyone,   I have created a new e-mail list, motivated by those of us who are into organs, trains, and especially those who are interested in BOTH. If you join, I doubt your mailbox would be filled with very many more e-mails than usual. To subscribe, go to http://www.onelist.com/subscribe.cgi/pipes-trains   I know there are at least a few of you out there who like organs AND trains. This list is also for those who like one OR the other, but not necessarily both. Your support would be greatly appreciated.   Thanks,   Kevin Cartwright Greenville, Alabama kevin1@alaweb.com    
(back) Subject: Re: Locked Consoles and Limited Access From: Brent Johnson <bmjohns@swbell.net> Date: Fri, 29 May 1998 16:39:42 -0500       bruce cornely wrote:   > In my parish we allow visiting organists or pianists, etc., for > weddings, but I am paid a fee (half the usual) for supervising/hosting > the visitor and the use of the church's organ, piano or sound equipment.   I can understand the idea of the salary package, but shouldn't an equipment use fee come out of whatever the church asks from the happy couple or grieving family? Why should an organist be penalized for trying to help out friends or family? Is it because churches feel it is more important to protect their investment in their instrument, or is it just greedy organists? Brent Johnson http://home.swbell.net/bmjohns      
(back) Subject: Re: New Email list From: <FireAlarmz@aol.com> Date: Fri, 29 May 1998 17:59:46 EDT   << Hello All, I am not the least bit worried about the support that my list gets. That is NOT the point, but if anyone would wish to subscribe to the church organist list, I would be GLAD for them to. Beau >>   Go for it, Beau!!! We have to try new things so that our profession can survive and even move ahead. Maybe your new list will fill a need.   Good luck.   Peace, Bill Miller  
(back) Subject: Re: small organ society From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Fri, 29 May 1998 17:20:25 -0500 (CDT)   At 07:07 PM 5/29/98 BST, Jen wrote:   >I was told by the owner that this organ had been built with it's wind >supplied by 'water blowing equipment'. When I asked for more >information I was given a vague reply, and I'm not really any the >wiser. > >Does anybody know anything about 'water blowing equipment'? As far as >I knew early organs relied on hand pumping. > >Is this water system still used by any modern builders, or was it a >progression to the electric blowing systems that we know now.   Quite a number of pipe organs were blown by water-powered hydraulic engines between around 1860 and 1920. The hydraulic engine was a single cylinder engine in which the cylinder alternately filled and emptied of water and very slowly drove a piston up and down. This produced a reciprocating motion that pumped the bellows of the organ in the same way that a hand pumper would pump them. The earliest electric blowers were DC motors that worked the pump handle through an eccentric, and the modern AC rotary blowers only became popular around the World War I era. In around 1900 almost all the organs in New York City were water powered, and it is said that this used so much water that there was not enough pressure for you to be able to have a bath on Sunday mornings! Although I have never seen an operating water engine working an organ, I have seen some disused ones in the basements of churches. The hydraulic blower was turned on by a wheel-shaped faucet, generally located next to the console and often about six inches to a foot in diameter. You sometimes see these in old photographs of organs, and you occasionally see a disused on still in place.   John.    
(back) Subject: Re: NEW LIST: Pipes and Trains From: Ron Yost <musik@tcsn.net> Date: Fri, 29 May 1998 14:51:16 -0700   Thanks, Lad! :) (I think ;) ((Just kiddin', Kevin!))   I checked out the 'onelist' site this morning .. WoW .. what a variety of lists!! And it's Oh-So-Simple to create one's *own* list .. kinda scary, actually. The service (??) is free, since apparently there is an advert attached to each mailing.   There are (among hundreds of others) ..   900psychics .. if you ever wanted to know the inside scoop on how these things don't work. :0)   alzheimers .. I'm going to need to be subscribing *far* more quickly than I care to admit. ;0)   etc., etc .. hundreds of email lists in all!! Spooooky, eh??   Seriously, there are lots of lists apropo to topics here .. lots of church and religion-related lists. Music lists of many sorts. yadda yadda   Swimming in email, I'm Ron Yost, Paso Robles, Calif.     At 04:38 7:24 PM 5/29/98 -0500, you wrote: >Hello everyone, > >I have created a new e-mail list, motivated by those of us who are into >organs, trains, and especially those who are interested in BOTH. If you >join, I doubt your mailbox would be filled with very many more e-mails >than usual. To subscribe, go to >http://www.onelist.com/subscribe.cgi/pipes-trains    
(back) Subject: Re: small organ society From: David Scribner <david@blackiris.com> Date: Fri, 29 May 1998 17:40:32 -0500   [SNIP]Although I have never seen an >operating water engine working an organ, I have seen some disused ones in >the basements of churches. The hydraulic blower was turned on by a >wheel-shaped faucet, generally located next to the console and often about >six inches to a foot in diameter. You sometimes see these in old >photographs of organs, and you occasionally see a disused on still in place. > If you attend the Denver OHS Convention the 1899 J. W. Steere & Sons in St. James Methodist Church, Central City will be driven by it's water motor which is still in place for part of the recitals on it by James Edge. According to the information in the latest TRACKER, this will be a first for an OHS Convention.   David  
(back) Subject: Re: Locked Consoles and Limited Access From: "W. J. Morton" <wjm@pacbell.net> Date: Fri, 29 May 1998 16:29:36 -0700   > >So. I'm now earning about =A3100 pounds a saturday for lying in bed! >I can't really spend the money. I'd feel too guilty. =20 > >Any ideas? >   Yes--enjoy it. If you feel the urge, set aside 10% or so and send it back to the church as a donation to the organ fund.    
(back) Subject: Re: small organ society From: David Scribner <david@blackiris.com> Date: Fri, 29 May 1998 18:34:55 -0500   WOOPS - The recitalist is JANE Edge not James. Sorry about the mistake.   David   >If you attend the Denver OHS Convention the 1899 J. W. Steere & Sons in St. >James Methodist Church, Central City will be driven by it's water motor >which is still in place for part of the recitals on it by James Edge. >According to the information in the latest TRACKER, this will be a first >for an OHS Convention.  
(back) Subject: Penn Theatre in Pittsburg, PA From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Fri, 29 May 1998 19:09:55 -0500   Can anyone connect me to someone involved with the Penn Theatre and its WurliTzer in Pittsburg, PA? I'm taking a trip there later in June (June 13, through whenever), and was thinking about possibly seeing, and maybe even playing the organ.   Thanks,   Kevin Cartwright Greenville, Alabama kevin1@alaweb.com    
(back) Subject: Re: Wedding Fees From: <ComposerTX@aol.com> Date: Fri, 29 May 1998 20:42:12 EDT   At my church, we charge a consultation fee of $75 for any couple who decides to NOT use me to play either piano and/or organ for a service that DOES require music. If another organist/pianist or Aunt Maude plays, I approve them upon hearing them play, and my fee is $75. If they use a string quartet or a solo flautist or a visiting choir, I approve them upon hearing them perform, and my fee is $75. If I play for the service, there is no additional fee for the consultation. Having a consultation with each couple assures that the music presented in the marriage mass is of equal quality to the other music in other masses.   Danny Ray ComposerTX@AOL.com   << bmjohns@swbell.net >>  
(back) Subject: Re: New Email list From: "Ruth Bird" <theraven@istar.ca> Date: Fri, 29 May 1998 20:46:02 -0400   Beau,   I am very happy to join your list. It's a great idea. I am sure we will get some good discussions, especially those that are not permitted on either of the other two lists. Now we can also discuss religious related matters that obviously concern church organists.     Ruth -----Original Message----- From: Beau Surratt <beaupiano@earthlink.net> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Date: Friday, May 29, 1998 11:55 AM Subject: Re: New Email list     >Hello All, > I am not the least bit worried about the support that my list gets. That >is NOT the point, but af anyone would wish to subscribe to the church >organist list, I would be GLAD for them to. > >Beau >Beau Surratt >beaupiano@earthlink.net >Organist, Bemis United Methodist Church >Student, South Side High School > > >"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: South Hills Theatre in Dormont, PA From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Fri, 29 May 1998 19:58:27 -0500   Can anyone connect me to someone involved with the South Hills Theatre and its WurliTzer in Dormont, PA? I'm taking a trip there later in June (June 13, through whenever), and was thinking about possibly seeing, and maybe even playing the organ.   Thanks,   Kevin Cartwright Greenville, Alabama kevin1@alaweb.com    
(back) Subject: our re-built Kilgen From: <ComposerTX@aol.com> Date: Fri, 29 May 1998 21:43:49 EDT   All are invited. Accessible. Free.   Sunday, June 7, 2PM, Robert MacDonald, Organist and Director of Music at 1st Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth, will present a concert on our rebuilt Kilgen at:   Trinity Presbyterian Church, Sixth and Zang, in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas   I have included the current specs, and will post occasionally as we continue the upgrading process. Dan Garland, of Fort Worth, has been our organ tech for a couple of years, and has done a great job at making the very best of what we have. Kudos, Dan.   Great 16 Viole 8 Principal 8 Bourdon 8 Gemshorn 8 Spitzflute [Swell] 4 Octave 4 Hohlflote 2 2/3 Twelfth 2 Flute 1 3/5 Tierce 2 Mixture II [2' and 1 1/3']     Swell 16 Spitzflute 8 Geigen 8 Gedackt 8 Salicional 8 Voix Celeste 8 Spitzflute 4 Geigen 4 Harmonic Flute 2 Principal 1 1/3 Quint 1 Plein Jeu III 16 Fagotto 8 Fagotto Tremolo   Choir 8 Viole [GT] 8 Voix Celeste II [SW] 8 Spitzflute [SW] 8 Cornet V [SW] 8 Fagotto [SW] Chimes   Pedal 32 Resultant 16 Bourdon 16 Spitzflute [SW] 8 Octave 8 Bourdon 8 Viole 8 Spitzflute [SW] 4 Octave 16 Fagotto [SW]   Come hear Bob play.   Danny Ray ComposerTX@AOL.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Locked Consoles and Limited Access From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Fri, 29 May 1998 21:58:59 -0400   A hundred smackeroos (I don't have one of those thingy signs) for lying in bed, Madam, sounds wonderful. Do you play on Sundays? What's the organ?   bruce o h s __________ a g o cornely o o __________ o o ........... cremona84000@webtv.net ...........    
(back) Subject: Re: Locked Consoles and Limited Access From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Fri, 29 May 1998 22:13:16 -0400   Friends who are trying to help out the family are often not familiar with the liturgy and/or practices of the parish. The worship comes first. When an organist is paid a low salary, churches dangle the fringe benefit carrot in front of them to "increase" their salary without having to actually spend money. In a past position, the salary was very low, but part of the package was "weddings and funerals." In three years there were four funerals and three weddings. Whoopee! Organists don't need to be greedy to want to be able to pay their bills. It is especially irritating to have someone come in, take your fringe benefit $50 from you, charge the couple $20, and play terribly. Two weeks later he hears by the grapevine that his church has a "terrible organist" that ws heard at a funeral recently!   bruce o h s __________ a g o cornely o o __________ o o ........... cremona84000@webtv.net ...........    
(back) Subject: Re: Locked Consoles and Limited Access From: Jenny Moon <bfus7@central.susx.ac.uk> Date: Sat, 30 May 1998 03:19:21 BST           On Fri, 29 May 1998 21:58:59 -0400 bruce cornely wrote:   > From: bruce cornely <cremona84000@webtv.net> > Date: Fri, 29 May 1998 21:58:59 -0400 > Subject: Re: Locked Consoles and Limited Access > To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> > > A hundred smackeroos (I don't have one of those thingy signs) for lying > in bed, Madam, sounds wonderful. Do you play on Sundays? What's the > organ? > > bruce o h s __________ a g o > cornely o o __________ o o > ........... cremona84000@webtv.net ........... > > > "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 >     Howdy Bruce.   Well I don't play there at all now. As I mentioned I live 400 miles away so it makes getting there a little difficult. My duties were:   SUNDAY.   9.30am Morning worship. No fun after a night out! 2.30pm Baptisms. 1st, 2nd, 3rd Sundays of the month. 6.00pm Evensong. 1st, 2nd, 3rd Sundays. Congregation of about 3. That includes the vicar I might add.   WEEKDAYS.   Funerals (depended on the weather, sorry) Occasional weekday weddings.   SATURDAY.   Weddings. From May until the end of November, 4 weddings each Saturday.   Quite demanding but I enjoyed it and it was great experience.   Still not sure what I should do about the cash.   What would you do Bruce?   So far I've had, Keep it, 'send it to me', donate 10% to the organ fund and have a good night out.   I've sent the list info through.   Thanks.   Jen      
(back) Subject: Re: Locked Consoles and Limited Access From: Jenny Moon <bfus7@central.susx.ac.uk> Date: Sat, 30 May 1998 03:20:41 BST           On Fri, 29 May 1998 21:58:59 -0400 bruce cornely wrote:   > From: bruce cornely <cremona84000@webtv.net> > Date: Fri, 29 May 1998 21:58:59 -0400 > Subject: Re: Locked Consoles and Limited Access > To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> > > A hundred smackeroos (I don't have one of those thingy signs) for lying > in bed, Madam, sounds wonderful. Do you play on Sundays? What's the > organ? > > bruce o h s __________ a g o > cornely o o __________ o o > ........... cremona84000@webtv.net ........... > > > "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 can't believe you dont have a £ sign on your computer. We have a $.   Jen      
(back) Subject: Re: Locked Consoles and Limited Access From: Brent Johnson <bmjohns@swbell.net> Date: Fri, 29 May 1998 21:24:12 -0500   I guess I've never thought about it that way. Growing up in a Methodist church, I think I always thought of weddings and funerals as opportunities for something different in the church, something besides a worship service presented by a church. Still sacred, mind you, but I guess presented by the families involved, not the church itself. In these instances, the church becomes a rented building, and if a particular organist was desired (or would do the job cheaper), that was up to the participants. If this organist sucked, it was the family's fault, not the church's. As far as salary goes, well, the fight continues. Brent Johnson http://home.swbell.net/bmjohns   bruce cornely wrote:   > Friends who are trying to help out the family are often not familiar > with the liturgy and/or practices of the parish. The worship comes > first. When an organist is paid a low salary, churches dangle the > fringe benefit carrot in front of them to "increase" their salary > without having to actually spend money. In a past position, the salary > was very low, but part of the package was "weddings and funerals." In > three years there were four funerals and three weddings. Whoopee! > Organists don't need to be greedy to want to be able to pay their bills. > It is especially irritating to have someone come in, take your fringe > benefit $50 from you, charge the couple $20, and play terribly. Two > weeks later he hears by the grapevine that his church has a "terrible > organist" that ws heard at a funeral recently! > > bruce o h s __________ a g o > cornely o o __________ o o > ........... cremona84000@webtv.net ........... > > "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: Locked Consoles and Limited Access From: Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca> Date: Fri, 29 May 1998 22:34:14 -0400   Jenny,   Over here they often use the # for a pound sign! In Eudora there is no pound sign, which is what I use as my mailer!   To keep on topic, Use your 100 pounds to buy music, or CDs, or travel to far away Cathedrals to hear, and maybe play their organ. In that way you will be learning, if you buy music or CDs you will be helping out with the miniscule royalties that musicians get!   Enjoy it while you may! Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca> http://www.greenford.demon.co.uk/bob/   Classics Director CFRC-FM 101.9 MHz Radio Queen's University Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6 CANADA        
(back) Subject: Re: Locked Consoles and Limited Access From: Jenny Moon <bfus7@central.susx.ac.uk> Date: Sat, 30 May 1998 03:36:27 BST           On Sat, 30 May 1998 03:20:41 BST Jenny Moon wrote:   > From: Jenny Moon <bfus7@central.susx.ac.uk> > Date: Sat, 30 May 1998 03:20:41 BST > Subject: Re: Locked Consoles and Limited Access > To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Cc: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> > > > > > > On Fri, 29 May 1998 21:58:59 -0400 bruce cornely wrote: > > > From: bruce cornely <cremona84000@webtv.net> > > Date: Fri, 29 May 1998 21:58:59 -0400 > > Subject: Re: Locked Consoles and Limited Access > > To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> > > > > A hundred smackeroos (I don't have one of those thingy signs) for > lying > > in bed, Madam, sounds wonderful. Do you play on Sundays? What's > the > > organ? > > > > bruce o h s __________ a g o > > cornely o o __________ o o > > ........... cremona84000@webtv.net ........... > > > > > > "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 can't believe you dont have a £ sign on your computer. > We have a $. > > Jen > > > > "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 again.   Sorry, I didn't answer you last question.   >What's the organ?   It was built In 1931? by Abbott and Smith. It's had a full restoration now and it plays great. It's now looked after by Harrison and Harrison, Durham, UK. Great firm!!   If you go to http://lehuray.csi.cam.ac.uk/npor.html you will find that very organ listed with full spec and details of the work done. Click on address, then just type Norton in to the town gap, and its the first organ that comes up. St Mary the Virgin, Norton, Cleveland. Tell me what you think.   Jen.   PS. It says 'warning, this survey is being edited' at the top. Thats because I emailed the chap to update him. He hasn't done it yet!!      
(back) Subject: 2' III-IV Mixture for sale [X-posted] From: <ComposerTX@aol.com> Date: Fri, 29 May 1998 22:38:25 EDT   My church has a 2' III-IV Mixture for sale. It is available for the best offer over $600 plus shipping. Here are some of the particulars:   there is no chest   spotted metal   made by one of the last pipemakers for Aeolian-Skinner in about 1970   currently playing on 5" wind pressure   C 1 of the 2' rank is about 44 scale   composition: C 1 through F18 is 2, 1 1/3, 1; F#19 through F42 is 2 2/3, 2, 1 1/3, 1; F#43 through F 54 is 4, 2 2/3, 2, 1 1/3; F#55 through C61 is 5 1/3, 4, 2 2/3, 2   pipes are in good condition and have been reqularly maintained by Dan Garland of Fort Worth.   The Mixture is too large of scale to be useful in our ensemble in our small sanctuary. Would work better for an instrument in a larger area or in an enclosed division, because it can definately be voiced louder!   Thanks for your inquiries.   Danny Ray ComposerTX@AOL.com [214] 521-1143   p.s. to Greg Lacey: if your trumpet is Reuter, built after 1952, we may do a little trading p.s. to Mike McDonald: is your B & V chest electric or electro-pneumatic? what is the diameter of the C's?