PipeChat Digest #594 - Monday, November 16, 1998
 
Re: Organ Smell
  by "Kevin Cartwright" <kevin1@alaweb.com>
Re: Organ Smell
  by <GHamil9709@aol.com>
Diesel
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Seeking recordings.
  by "Jerry" <aqne@waveinter.com>
records
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Console disassembly help please!!!
  by "Bob Branch" <bbranch@netacc.net>
Lew Williams at Mundelein
  by "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@theatreorgans.com>
Odeon
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: Best digital church organs?
  by <HOLYMUSIC@aol.com>
Re: Best digital church organs?
  by <Cantuar@aol.com>
Re: Best digital church organs?
  by "Robert Ehrhardt" <robert.ehrhardt@mci2000.com>
Re: Best digital church organs?
  by "Kevin Cartwright" <kevin1@alaweb.com>
Re: Seeking recordings.
  by "Jim Leworthy" <jgl0@theatreorgans.com>
Concert Announcement
  by "Tom Hoehn" <thoehn@theatreorgans.com>
Re: Lew Williams at Mundelein
  by "John Balboni" <JohnB@GCQ.net>
RE: Best digital church organs?
  by "Dennis Goward" <dgoward@uswest.net>
Re: electronic practice organ
  by "Jim H" <BALD1@prodigy.net>
Re: electronic practice organ
  by "Jim H" <BALD1@prodigy.net>
Re: Best digital church organs?
  by "Jim H" <BALD1@prodigy.net>
Re: Best digital church organs?
  by "Jim H" <BALD1@prodigy.net>
It's Official!
  by <Giwro@aol.com>
 


(back) Subject: Re: Organ Smell From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Sun, 15 Nov 1998 07:46:49 -0600   > >Bruce Behnke wrote: > > >Or, we could get back at the electronic manufacturers by selling it $500 > >for 5oz.   Hey now...Bruce wrote the thing before that, I wrote the message above.   krc      
(back) Subject: Re: Organ Smell From: GHamil9709@aol.com Date: Sun, 15 Nov 1998 09:35:39 EST   In a message dated 11/14/98 5:28:19 PM US Eastern Standard Time, behnke@lvcm.com writes:   << Possibly this fragrance could be bottled and supplied in an aerosol spray version for people with electronics. >>   Reminds me of when diesel automobiles were "in vogue" and air conditioning in cars not all that prevalent. We packaged a "Psuedo Diesel Kit" consisting of a tape cassette recording of a heavy-knocking engine, a small rag, a bottle of No.3 fuel oil and a tube of black soot. The instructions were to smear the black soot on the rear bumper, pour some fuel oil on the rag and toss on the car floor, insert the cassette and play full volume, roll up the windows and smile at the person next to you at the stoplights.  
(back) Subject: Diesel From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Sun, 15 Nov 1998 09:58:42 -0500   Sounds a little kinky, but I like it.    
(back) Subject: Seeking recordings. From: Jerry <aqne@waveinter.com> Date: Sun, 15 Nov 1998 15:09:38 -0500   Hello all,   I am searching for two records produced by Concert recording compay of Lynwood California. These records were these records were made over 20 years ago. I'm not sure of the exact titles but should be close to the following.   !. The mightiest wurlitzer - Eddie Weaver   2 Gerald Shaw at the Odeon theater organ.   If anyone has either of these and want to sell them or is willing to make a copy to tape please contact me. These were two of my favorites which I gave to a relative as a gift. I went to replace them and found out the Concert company had been closed due to fire.   Jerry Riddle    
(back) Subject: records From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Sun, 15 Nov 1998 15:31:35 -0500   Hi, Jerry....I have Gerald Shaw at the Odeon in Leichester Square. Will copy it if you wish. Rick dutchorgan@svs.net    
(back) Subject: Console disassembly help please!!! From: Bob Branch <bbranch@netacc.net> Date: Sun, 15 Nov 1998 16:24:47 -0500   I am getting ready to send out a 1930 2/M Moller console to be re-finished. The exterior case had been partially painted white by a previous owner.   The problem I am having is:   How do the end caps (the part on each end that the roll top slides in) come off the key deck? I have checked very carefully and there are no screws in the end or the side or bottom and not even what may look like a plugged hole.   Every thing comes apart real easy and the keyboard deck, wiring and interior parts will set on a pair of saw horses while the job is being done except for those end caps that I can't get off   Any help would be welcome! disassembly   Bob     ----------------------------------- Bob Branch, bbranch@netacc.net (Fairport, NY, USA) Computers, Ham Radio (K2YNW), Pipe Organs, Weaver, Dreamer [Any disclaimer I can think of applies]  
(back) Subject: Lew Williams at Mundelein From: "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@theatreorgans.com> Date: Sun, 15 Nov 1998 15:38:14 -0600   This weekend was a real happening for theatre organs buffs, with the Rialto-fest III presented by the Joliet Theatre Organs Enthusiasts (JATOE) On Friday November 13th good luck shined upon us with a program by Lew Williams at the 4/19 Howell-WurliTzer theatre organ in the seminary auditorium at the University of St. Mary of the Lakes in Mundelein, Il. Lew's program had something for everyone and his well crafted registrations showcased all the musical assets of this fine organ. Throughout the program Lew used the Deagan Vibraharp, part of the WGN addition to the organ, to good effect. Another broadcast donation to this organ is the Baldwin grand piano from Channel Seven in Chicago which Lew used to embellish some of his big band numbers. For those familiar with Lew know of his excellent transcriptions of dance orchestra numbers to the organ. Those familiar with the original recordings can attest to the excellent recreations of those sounds. Lew uses the orchestral qualities of the theatre organ to produce a very orchestral sound. A longtime friend, John Seng, was in the audience and Lew played one of John's excellent arrangements as a tribute to him. He also got funky, and got the Wurli to do some "bumps and grinds" in what Lew described as a sweaty medley as a tribute to one of his regular fans, Rosie, who swings a mean "Boa" to Lew's beat. Lew's program was the last stop on the first day of the "fest" and although some fans may have been tired, they were certainly were up for this show, and were shouting for more as Lew did his encore number. Some fantastic artists have played at Mundelein, but there was none better than Lew Williams Friday night.   jch  
(back) Subject: Odeon From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Sun, 15 Nov 1998 17:05:09 -0500   Hi, Jerry.....Glad to do it for you. No charge. Rick dutchorgan@svs.net    
(back) Subject: Re: Best digital church organs? From: HOLYMUSIC@aol.com Date: Sun, 15 Nov 1998 19:08:47 EST   Hey Bill, Play as many new Allens as you can get to---MAKE SURE you try the new Renaissance models---I play on a three manual 95 stop custom with speakers in the choir loft and entire organ duplicated antiphonally at rear of church (seats 3000)---With the card reader and additional MIDI module---I can play ANYTHING realistically--We have pipe facades left in place from an older pipe organ---99% of congregants and visitors swear its a pipe organ until shown otherwise--- Good luck and have fun! Nae Pearson Alexandria, VA  
(back) Subject: Re: Best digital church organs? From: Cantuar@aol.com Date: Sun, 15 Nov 1998 19:18:04 EST   As long as advice is being given, be sure to hear the Ahlborn-Galanti. Our committee just went to hear one last week. The decision was made on the way back home.  
(back) Subject: Re: Best digital church organs? From: Robert Ehrhardt <robert.ehrhardt@mci2000.com> Date: Sun, 15 Nov 1998 18:18:27 -0500   Let's not forget Walker Technical! Amazing!   Regards -- Robert Ehrhardt <robert.ehrhardt@mci2000.com> Noel Memorial UMC,Shreveport, LA Team AMIGA    
(back) Subject: Re: Best digital church organs? From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Sun, 15 Nov 1998 18:16:20 -0600   HOLYMUSIC@aol.com wrote:   > ANYTHING realistically--We have pipe facades left in place from an older pipe > organ---99% of congregants and visitors swear its a pipe organ until shown > otherwise---   Is it loud enough? I've never heard a large Allen, as well as any small ones, that are loud enough to support full congregational singing. This includes one very similar to yours in a local Methodist church.   Kevin C. kevin1@alaweb.com      
(back) Subject: Re: Seeking recordings. From: "Jim Leworthy" <jgl0@theatreorgans.com> Date: Sun, 15 Nov 1998 20:59:13 -0500   I have The Mightiest Wurlitzer / Weaver / CR-0019   Jim Leworthy   *********** REPLY SEPARATOR ***********   On 15/11/98, at 3:09 PM, Jerry wrote:   >Hello all, > >I am searching for two records produced by Concert recording compay of >Lynwood California. These records were these records were made over 20 >years ago. I'm not sure of the exact titles but should be close to the >following. > >!. The mightiest wurlitzer - Eddie Weaver > >2 Gerald Shaw at the Odeon theater organ. > >If anyone has either of these and want to sell them or is willing to >make a copy to tape please contact me. These were two of my favorites >which I gave to a relative as a gift. I went to replace them and found >out the Concert company had been closed due to fire. > >Jerry Riddle > > >"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: Concert Announcement From: Tom Hoehn <thoehn@theatreorgans.com> Date: Sun, 15 Nov 1998 21:14:58 -0500   For those of you in the Central West Coast of Florida who don't have anything better to do on a Sunday evening, I will be presenting a concert of Christmas music utilizing the 3/38 Reuter Pipe Organ, Baldwin SD-10 Concert Grand Piano, and an added surprise. Mark your calenders, a fun evening will be had by all!! This will be a concert of the ages for all ages!   Sunday, December 20, 1998 6:00 pm Trinity Presbyterian Church 2004 Rainbow Drive Clearwater, FL   Come hear an even better kept secret on the West Coast of Florida.   Tom Hoehn TPC Clearwater, FL.  
(back) Subject: Re: Lew Williams at Mundelein From: JohnB@GCQ.net (John Balboni) Date: Sun, 15 Nov 1998 21:34:59 -0500   And a BIG SECOND to that! This year was my first attendance at RialtoFest, booked only 3 weeks before the event. I'm sure glad I went.   I really enjoyed the concerts at San Fillipio Victorian Music Palace with Tom Hazleton and Jelani Eddington. Wow! For all the comments which have been passed on this list, you really had to be there to experience San Fillipio first hand. I could have easily spent the day touring the collection of musical instruments. This place is like something out of a Hollywood movie set ... except it is for real!   Yes ... Lew Williams big band arrangements at the seminary were excellent.   The Rialto Theatre on Saturday night really rocked with all the talent on stage.   John   >This weekend was a real happening for theatre organs buffs, with the >Rialto-fest III presented by the Joliet Theatre Organs Enthusiasts >(JATOE) On Friday November 13th good luck shined upon us with a program >by Lew Williams at the 4/19 Howell-WurliTzer theatre organ in the >seminary auditorium at the University of St. Mary of the Lakes in >Mundelein, Il.    
(back) Subject: RE: Best digital church organs? From: "Dennis Goward" <dgoward@uswest.net> Date: Sun, 15 Nov 1998 20:40:02 -0700   You gotta check out a Britson organ.   Dennis    
(back) Subject: Re: electronic practice organ From: Jim H <BALD1@prodigy.net> Date: Fri, 28 Aug 1998 23:27:36 -0500   KriderSM@aol.com wrote: > > Hello to List > > A regional organ company with over a quarter century in the business is > contemplating the development and manufacture of electronic home/practice > > Cost appears to be in the $50-60,000 range. > > Not for that price, unless your definition of a practice organ is different from mine. I would think the 10-12K range would be more practice oriented.   Jim H. > "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: electronic practice organ From: Jim H <BALD1@prodigy.net> Date: Fri, 28 Aug 1998 23:48:39 -0500   Charles Krug wrote: > > Bruce, > > >I don't know that much about elecronics but it seems to me that with all > >the available technology, mass production, etc, that a 2/16 practice > >instrument could be manufactured for under $50,000. > > The difference is the polyphony and the sample set. Making good samples > takes work,   I thought I read practice somewhere in the description, not recital.   Jim H.     > "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: Best digital church organs? From: Jim H <BALD1@prodigy.net> Date: Fri, 28 Aug 1998 23:42:57 -0500   Kevin Cartwright wrote: > > HOLYMUSIC@aol.com wrote: > > > ANYTHING realistically--We have pipe facades left in place from an older pipe > > organ---99% of congregants and visitors swear its a pipe organ until shown > > otherwise--- > > Is it loud enough? I've never heard a large Allen, as well as any small > > They will blow the doors off any digital out there as well as most pipes.   Jim H. > 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      
(back) Subject: Re: Best digital church organs? From: Jim H <BALD1@prodigy.net> Date: Fri, 28 Aug 1998 23:19:32 -0500   BILL.S.HOOVER@monsanto.com wrote: > > > Hello to all from a first-time writer. > > > What brands do y'all recommend? > > > > I am currently considering the following brands: > > > Allen > > Rodgers > > are about the only two that I am aware of which you can depend upon excellent quality, craftsmanship and service. You have an excellent Allen dealer in Earth City. I, personally, would have no digital but an Allen. > > This will probably start up pipe vs digital again.   oh well,   Good Luck,   Jim H. > > > > "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: It's Official! From: Giwro@aol.com Date: Mon, 16 Nov 1998 03:27:40 EST   Hi folks,   Just wanted to let you know that I am now officially the new Minister of Music for First Baptist Church, Riverside, CA. The two services went off today without a hitch, and the congregational vote was a landslide (I'm not sure of the exact number - suffice to say it was a lot to a little!). My deepest appreciation to all of you who have kept me in your thoughts and prayers during the search process, as well as the many who wrote me notes of encouragement.     Jonathan Orwig