PipeChat Digest #590 - Friday, November 13, 1998
 
Re: Non-Traditional Stops...
  by <KurtvonS@aol.com>
Re: PipeChat Digest #589 - 11/12/98
  by <George.Greene@rossnutrition.com>
Re: Non-Traditional Stops...
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com>
Re: Unions - Are Pipe builders unionized - another reply
  by <RMaryman@aol.com>
EMCATOS FALL SPECTACULAR
  by "Bob and Sally Evans" <orgnloft@Ma.ultranet.com>
32' bottle stop?
  by "Jason D. Comet" <bombarde8@juno.com>
Re: Organ stuff reply
  by "Jason D. Comet" <bombarde8@juno.com>
Fw: Radio Programming
  by "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com>
RE: Radio Programming
  by "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com>
Fw: Radio Programming
  by "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com>
Re: 32' bottle stop?
  by <KurtvonS@aol.com>
Re: Organ stuff reply
  by "Kevin Cartwright" <kevin1@alaweb.com>
Molecular Compounds/Lead Organ Pipes
  by "Kevin Cartwright" <kevin1@alaweb.com>
Re:Radio Programming
  by <JKVDP@aol.com>
 


(back) Subject: Re: Non-Traditional Stops... From: KurtvonS@aol.com Date: Thu, 12 Nov 1998 08:10:07 EST   Thanks for the note, I realise the moisture/corrosion problems of "natural wind" on a reed. That single note was performed before the complete cleaning of the shallots and replacement of the reeds.  
(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #589 - 11/12/98 From: George.Greene@rossnutrition.com Date: Thu, 12 Nov 1998 08:49:29 -0500     John L. Speller wrote...   <<I recently saw a label which warned that a product contained phenol, a poison, as a preservative: "Fatal dose -- 7 cubic metres" it said. Personally I should think you would be in pretty poor shape if you ingested seven cubic metres of anything!>>     You're absolutely right, John; it's a matter of degree! If you take a look at the ingredient panels on some of the popular sore-throat sprays, you will find that the active ingredient is phenol. In very low concentrations, phenol is used as an antiseptic or local anesthetic, but it can cause severe burns if the pure compound is allowed to contact the skin. The Merck Index says that death has resulted from ingestion of as little as one gram of the compound.   And we all know that the dangerous chemical, dihydrogen monoxide (water) can wreak all manner of destruction (floods, drowning, etc.) when there is too much of it!   BTW, this post IS "organic", since phenol is an ORGANIC chemical!    
(back) Subject: Re: Non-Traditional Stops... From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Thu, 12 Nov 1998 08:00:10 -0600 (CST)   At 11:36 PM 11/11/98 EST, you wrote:   >I'm not trying to be rude, but try not to blow into reeds a whole lot. The >moisture in your breath condenses inside the boot, and can cause damage. >Corrosion to the brass is the major concern.   To say nothing of the alcohol on your breath dissolving the shellac on the brass shallots :-)   John.    
(back) Subject: Re: Unions - Are Pipe builders unionized - another reply From: RMaryman@aol.com Date: Thu, 12 Nov 1998 22:25:30 EST   In a message dated 98-11-05 20:33:27 EST, you write:   << I'm curious, which pipe organ builders are union shops? That's a good question! Aeolian-Skinner was a union shop, but I don't think Moller was. >> Sorry, fols...but methinks that this statement is backwards. Moller WAS unionized..in fact was the last of the union shops in organbuilding of recent history. On the other hand AEolian-Skinner was NOT (at least in the end) a unionized operation...this is what caused the DISASTER in the Lincoln Center organ...a story recounted numerous times in the past on the various organ- related lists. A similar disaster at the Kennedy Center could have been the result, again for the same reasons - a non-union AE-S.   cheers Rick M  
(back) Subject: EMCATOS FALL SPECTACULAR From: orgnloft@Ma.ultranet.com (Bob and Sally Evans) Date: Thu, 12 Nov 1998 20:32:58 +0100     The Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of The American Theatre Organ Society (EMCATOS) is proud to present its third annual fall spectacular. This year's presentation will include:   The incredible Jelani Eddington at the 4/18 Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ   Ken Butler and Sheila Newton- Vocalists   And...a silent movie featurette.   EMCATOS' FALL SPECTACULAR SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1998 7:30 P.M. (Note earlier starting time) Richard Knight Auditorium Babson College, Wellesley, MA   Tickets: (617) 244-9447)   or by mail: EMCATOS Tickets 15 Bonwood Street Newtonville, MA 02460   DON'T MISS THIS ONE!   Bob's Wurlitzer Loft, Swansea, MA Home of "Rochelle" the Wurlitzer RJ-12 Pipe Organ      
(back) Subject: 32' bottle stop? From: bombarde8@juno.com (Jason D. Comet) Date: Thu, 12 Nov 1998 06:53:40 -0500   >...that would be a crack.<   What, would you make it out of a crock pot?   Jason Comet bombarde8@juno.com |\ Worship Chairperson, Organ Curator, | \ organist, choir director, director of music, O and janitor at Bethany U.M. Church, Watertown, NY   ___________________________________________________________________ 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/getjuno.html or call Juno at (800) 654-JUNO [654-5866]  
(back) Subject: Re: Organ stuff reply From: bombarde8@juno.com (Jason D. Comet) Date: Thu, 12 Nov 1998 07:13:35 -0500   The Gross Flute, Vox Humana, Swell motor, and bench would go to the church, the Chrysoglott and console would go to the theatre organ that I have a dream of building. (If I never get to it, at least I jave a theatre organ percussion stop.) Jason Comet bombarde8@juno.com |\ Worship Chairperson, Organ Curator, | \ organist, choir director, director of music, O and janitor at Bethany U.M. Church, Watertown, NY   On Wed, 11 Nov 1998 20:38:20 -0600 Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> writes: >Jason D. Comet wrote: >> Does the person have an e-mail address? I would be interested in >the >> console and bench, Gross Flute, Vox Humana, Swell engine, and >> Chrysloglott (sp?) > >What, are you building a theatre organ?? It's chrysoglott. > >Anyway, > >Kevin C. >kevin1@alaweb.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 > >   ___________________________________________________________________ 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/getjuno.html or call Juno at (800) 654-JUNO [654-5866]  
(back) Subject: Fw: Radio Programming From: "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com> Date: Thu, 12 Nov 1998 20:54:51 -0500   Greetings all, I just arrived home from spending three days in New York City and, after reading through the e-mail, noticed a number of posts on radio programming and organ music - which were very interesting. Jim Leworthy mentioned:   ``Meanwhile, the only sure organ thing is "Pipe Dreams" on WNED from Buffalo, Sundays at 10:00 PM.'' Well Jim, there is also a ``sure organ thing'' in Central New York, titled ``Orgelwerke''. It is aired every Sunday night from 8 to 9pm on WCNY-FM, Syracuse (91.3); WUNY-FM, Utica (89.5), and WJNY-FM, Watertown (90.9) - (PBS station). The program is produced and hosted by me and has been on the air for over 29 years. 99% of the program comes from my own library. I celebrate birthdays of composers and organists, feature recordings of upcoming recitalists whenever possible, mention area recitals and concerts, and feature programs on different instruments. This past Fall we held our bi-annual fundraiser and ``Orgelwerke'' raised $5,000 in two hours - the biggest amount ever for that show! We also offer theatre organ versions of ``Orgelwerke''.   I also produce and host a choral program titled ``Choral Traditions'' - which is aired on Saturday night from 8 to 9:30 pm. We feature choral works, choirs, a `choral cultural calendar' of upcoming events, some interviews, and birthdays. Also, since I host and program a portion of ``Repertoire'' from 10am to 1pm Monday through Friday, I put in a number of Organ and Choral selections, along with symphonic, piano, harpsichord, brass, strings, concerti, vocal (solo), and woodwind selections, just to name a few.   Our library is on computer and I program off that, plus add a number of recordings from my personal library. One of my co-workers has a large personal library, mostly of historic recordings, and programs his `on-air stint' out of his selections, with a smattering from the stations library. So, as you can well-imagine, there is a wealth of music presented on ``Classic FM''.   It is not easy to please everyone but we try to do our best. Yet, once-in-a-while we receive calls from listeners saying ``I like what you play but could you back off on the harpsichord music?''; ``I would like to hear baroque music in the morning.''; ``You play too much vocal - I want more string quartets.''; ``Could we have more vocal music?''; ``Please! Less modern music!''; ``I want more contemporary music!''; ``There's too much organ music...sounds like someone died!''; I just LOVE the organ selections that you play.''.......and the list goes on.   We do offer one, and sometimes two all-request programs per month and they fill up quickly.   We also, play the complete symphony, concerto, etc. - not just excerpts (as seems to be the wave in many Classical stations these days). I hope that this fills you in on what is going on - at least here in Central New York. I would like to hear more from other areas.   Best regards,   Bonnie Beth Derby Syracuse, New York orge@dreamscape.com        
(back) Subject: RE: Radio Programming From: "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com> Date: Thu, 12 Nov 1998 20:03:41 -0500   Greetings all,   I just arrived home from spending three days in New York City and, after reading through the e-mail, noticed a number of posts on radio programming and organ music - which were very interesting. Jim Leworthy mentioned:   ``Meanwhile, the only sure organ thing is "Pipe Dreams" on WNED from Buffalo, Sundays at 10:00 PM.''   Well Jim, there is also a ``sure organ thing'' in Central New York, titled ``Orgelwerke''. It is aired every Sunday night from 8 to 9pm on WCNY-FM, Syracuse (91.3); WUNY-FM, Utica (89.5), and WJNY-FM, Watertown (90.9) - (PBS station). The program is produced and hosted by me and has been on the air for over 29 years. 99% of the program comes from my own library. I celebrate birthdays of composers and organists, feature recordings of upcoming recitalists whenever possible, mention area recitals and concerts, and feature programs on different instruments. This past Fall we held our bi-annual fundraiser and ``Orgelwerke'' raised $5,000 in two hours - the biggest amount ever for that show! We also offer theatre organ versions of ``Orgelwerke''.   I also produce and host a choral program titled ``Choral Traditions'' - which is aired on Saturday night from 8 to 9:30 pm. We feature choral works, choirs, a `choral cultural calendar' of upcoming events, some interviews, and birthdays.   Also, since I host and program a portion of ``Repertoire'' from 10am to 1pm Monday through Friday, I put in a number of Organ and Choral selections, along with symphonic, piano, harpsichord, brass, strings, concerti, vocal (solo), and woodwind selections, just to name a few.   Our library is on computer and I program off that, plus add a number of recordings from my personal library. One of my co-workers has a large personal library, mostly of historic recordings, and programs his `on-air stint' out of his selections, with a smattering from the stations library. So, as you can well-imagine, there is a wealth of music presented on ``Classic FM''.   It is not easy to please everyone but we try to do our best. Yet, once-in-a-while we receive calls from listeners saying ``I like what you play but could you back off on the harpsichord music?''; ``I would like to hear baroque music in the morning.''; ``You play too much vocal - I want more string quartets.''; ``Could we have more vocal music?''; ``Please! Less modern music!''; ``I want more contemporary music!''; ``There's too much organ music...sounds like someone died!''; I just LOVE the organ selections that you play.''.......and the list goes on.   We do offer one, and sometimes two all-request programs per month and they fill up quickly.   We also, play the complete symphony, concerto, etc. - not just excerpts (as seems to be the wave in many Classical stations these days).   I hope that this fills you in on what is going on - at least here in Central New York. I would like to hear more from other areas.   Best regards,   Bonnie Beth Derby Syracuse, New York orge@dreamscape.com        
(back) Subject: Fw: Radio Programming From: "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com> Date: Thu, 12 Nov 1998 23:21:47 -0500   Greetings all, I just arrived home from spending three days in New York City and, after reading through the e-mail, noticed a number of posts on radio programming and organ music - which were very interesting. Jim Leworthy mentioned:   ``Meanwhile, the only sure organ thing is "Pipe Dreams" on WNED from Buffalo, Sundays at 10:00 PM.'' Well Jim, there is also a ``sure organ thing'' in Central New York, titled ``Orgelwerke''. It is aired every Sunday night from 8 to 9pm on WCNY-FM, Syracuse (91.3); WUNY-FM, Utica (89.5), and WJNY-FM, Watertown (90.9) - (PBS station). The program is produced and hosted by me and has been on the air for over 29 years. 99% of the program comes from my own library. I celebrate birthdays of composers and organists, feature recordings of upcoming recitalists whenever possible, mention area recitals and concerts, and feature programs on different instruments. This past Fall we held our bi-annual fundraiser and ``Orgelwerke'' raised $5,000 in two hours - the biggest amount ever for that show! We also offer theatre organ versions of ``Orgelwerke''.   I also produce and host a choral program titled ``Choral Traditions'' - which is aired on Saturday night from 8 to 9:30 pm. We feature choral works, choirs, a `choral cultural calendar' of upcoming events, some interviews, and birthdays. Also, since I host and program a portion of ``Repertoire'' from 10am to 1pm Monday through Friday, I put in a number of Organ and Choral selections, along with symphonic, piano, harpsichord, brass, strings, concerti, vocal (solo), and woodwind selections, just to name a few.   Our library is on computer and I program off that, plus add a number of recordings from my personal library. One of my co-workers has a large personal library, mostly of historic recordings, and programs his `on-air stint' out of his selections, with a smattering from the stations library. So, as you can well-imagine, there is a wealth of music presented on ``Classic FM''.   It is not easy to please everyone but we try to do our best. Yet, once-in-a-while we receive calls from listeners saying such comments as: ``I like what you play but could you back off on the harpsichord music?'';   ``I would like to hear baroque music in the morning.''; ``You play too much vocal - I want more string quartets.''; ``Could we have more vocal music?''; ``Please! Less modern music!''; ``I want more contemporary music!''; ``There's too much organ music...sounds like someone died!''; I just LOVE the organ selections that you play.''.......and the list goes on.   We do offer one, and sometimes two all-request programs per month and they fill up quickly.   We also, play complete symphonies, concerti, etc. - not just excerpts (as seems to be the wave in many Classical stations these days). I hope that this fills you in on what is going on - at least here in Central New York. I would like to hear more from other areas.   Best regards,   Bonnie Beth Derby Syracuse, New York orge@dreamscape.com    
(back) Subject: Re: 32' bottle stop? From: KurtvonS@aol.com Date: Thu, 12 Nov 1998 23:20:33 EST   Jason asks; <What would you make it of, a crock pot?> I was thinking more on the line of an Oktoberfest-sized sauerkraut crock....  
(back) Subject: Re: Organ stuff reply From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Thu, 12 Nov 1998 17:23:19 -0600   Frank Johnson wrote:   > Kevin, how is your organ doing/playing now? I haven't read any posts > recently about it. DO you have plans to add to it? > I'm the the man in Kansas who exchanged some theater organ tapes > with you.   Well, since it has not been asked about on the lists, one can assume it is fine. Also, I am adding to it slowly. Since I got it, I have added a 16' Bourdon. The next step is adding an 8' extention to my 4' string. After that, I'm going to replace the Oboe 8' derived stop (8'string, 2 2/3flute) with a real reed. Maybe something other than an Oboe just to blow the guests away for fun... After that, I will probably consider extending my 4' Diap. down to 8' as well.   I'm having a slight dust problem. I'm reluctant to tune it myself, or I would take the pipes out and vacuum it out again. However, the "organ smell" stays away until I turn it on. That, in turn, gets sucked into the A.C./Heat intake, and any organ person would be able to walk into the house and say, "Hey, he's got a pipe organ..."   Anyway,   Kevin C. kevin1@alaweb.com        
(back) Subject: Molecular Compounds/Lead Organ Pipes From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Thu, 12 Nov 1998 17:36:54 -0600   George.Greene@rossnutrition.com wrote: > And we all know that the dangerous chemical, dihydrogen monoxide   PARTIALLY off topic, but in molecular compounds, the most metal-like substance comes first, so it would be monoxide dihydrogen (give or take the "mono"). So, lead organ pipes come before aluminum ANY day!!!   I need to take another crazy pill...   Kevin C. kevin1@alaweb.com      
(back) Subject: Re:Radio Programming From: JKVDP@aol.com Date: Fri, 13 Nov 1998 01:38:39 EST   Roger Sherman hosts his program "The Organ Loft" on Sunday Evenings 10 - 11 p.m. on KING-FM in Seattle. We in Seattle are blessed in having this station. The Bullett Sisters ran the station for many years in honor of their late mother who committed the 98.1 Frequency to Classical Music in the late 1940's when a program from New York with Milton Cross was broadcast each evening. Believe it or not the station actually became successful playing CLASSICAL MUSIC. A few years ago the sisters gave KING FM to a group consisting fo the Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera, and Corporate Council for the arts. Last year the station turned back to these groups about $400,000.   I am told the ratings for KING FM - during the Sunday evening period which includes a live broadcast of the Compline Service, The Organ Loft and The First Art (Choral Music) - range between No. 1 and No.2 of all stations in the Metropolitan Area!   TELL THIS TO YOUR CHURCH GROWTH EXPERTS WHO SAYS NO ON LISTENS TO ORGAN OR EVEN CLASSICAL MUSIC!!!!!!   KING FM and these Sunday evening programs are on the internet. Go to "King.org".   Jerry van der Pol in Seattle