PipeChat Digest #599 - Thursday, November 19, 1998
 
Widor & Faure
  by "Ben Baldus" <bbaldus@voyager.net>
Looking for Leibert recording
  by "Steven Margison" <steve@organman.com>
Re: Which Reed Do I Need? - why not regulate first.
  by <RMaryman@aol.com>
Re: PipeChat Digest #598 - 11/18/98
  by "gregory@mke.earthreach.com" <gregory@mke.earthreach.com>
Re: PipeChat Digest #598 - 11/18/98
  by <WRansomeJr@aol.com>
Re: Which Reed Do I Need?
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: Which Reed Do I Need?
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
 


(back) Subject: Widor & Faure From: Ben Baldus <bbaldus@voyager.net> Date: Wed, 18 Nov 1998 22:30:41 -0500   Dear List:   I've been told by several Francophiles of the "colorful" relationship that existed between Widor (Titulaire) and Faure (Choir Organist) at Saint Suplice, Paris. Can anyone provide information on the duelling organs that took place between Widor and Faure? I'm told they didn't get along at all, and tried to set one another up in the usual improvisations back and forth during the liturgy. Any comments?   All the best,   Ben Baldus    
(back) Subject: Looking for Leibert recording From: "Steven Margison" <steve@organman.com> Date: Wed, 18 Nov 1998 21:27:33 -0600   While we're all discussing Richard Leibert, let me toss this out as well. I have an old, very, very, worn album of "Leibert Takes Richmond" on the Westminster label. I would like to have a not-so-worn album, or even a decent tape copy if you don't want to part with your album. Please email me privately if you can help and let me know what you want for the recording or tape. And, while we're at it, how about the "Leibert At Home" album, made on Dick's modified Hammond.   Thank you!     |===================== Steve Margison =====================| |=== Staff Organist, Tivoli Theatre, Downers Grove, IL. ===| |Organs, Theatres, Ham Radio, Lots of things at my WebSite:| | www.organman.com | |==========================================================|    
(back) Subject: Re: Which Reed Do I Need? - why not regulate first. From: RMaryman@aol.com Date: Wed, 18 Nov 1998 22:35:28 EST   BEFORE you go to the cost of replacing the two reed stops in yhour Wicks, why not have your tuner/tech re-regulate them, which they probably need anyway if your Wicks is a victim of typical poor maaintenance they seem to get.   the krumhorn should be able to be made to be very clarinet-ish or fairly buzzy depending on the balancing of the tunig slide, regulating flap, and tuning wire position. Same thing with the trumpet...the tuning wire and regulating scrolls >could< be readjusted to give a more clangy sound to the stop.   Either reed could be revoiced by reconditioning the resonators and replacing the shallots and tongues to give the sound you are desiring, but this could cost more than half the $$'s of a new set of pipes depending on who does the work.   Rick Maryman Staunton VA  
(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #598 - 11/18/98 From: "gregory@mke.earthreach.com" <gregory@mke.earthreach.com> Date: Wed, 18 Nov 98 21:46:22 -0600   We just had Schopp Sons, Inc build a new hooded tuba for our Skinner/Moller. Their work is excellent. I am sure they can revoice work previously done by a company located in HIghland, Ill.   How about a Corno D'Amour instead of an oboe or Skinner Clarinet. Itis the best solo stop in the area!   Tom Gregory  
(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #598 - 11/18/98 From: WRansomeJr@aol.com Date: Wed, 18 Nov 1998 22:54:00 EST   In a message dated 11/18/98 7:46:44 PM Pacific Standard Time, gregory@mke.earthreach.com writes:   > > How about a Corno D'Amour instead of an oboe or Skinner Clarinet. Itis > the best solo stop in the area! >   Good idea-- we had a Flugel Horn on the Skinner in my home church back in Alabama, and it was wonderful. We'll see.  
(back) Subject: Re: Which Reed Do I Need? From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998 00:31:46 -0500 (EST)   The Harrison Oxley Clarinet Tune also works well as a flute tune if you don't have a reed (I don't think it works well with a trompette), especially a 4' flute played against a light string celeste. It is a wonderful piece. I use it at weddings all the time.   ........................bruce cornely........................ o o o o ______________ o o o o d o g s ______________ o o h o o a o o ______________ o o p s   ............. cremona84000@webtv.net ............     Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes like never washed a dog. -- Franklin P. Jones    
(back) Subject: Re: Which Reed Do I Need? From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998 00:40:01 -0500 (EST)     >I am persuaded to wait y'all, before making up > my mind. [The Krummhorn is] still not a good "all 'round" stop, IMO. Very few stops are good "all 'round" stops. There are times when I would rather have a Krummhorn than the trompette that is there; an Oboe rather than the trompette; etc, etc. It is very important that organists learn to use small instruments, without suffering from the "if I only hadda's.)   <But if I could only have a combo action that < isn't obsolete!! With an organ this size, roughly 20 - 25 ranks, I would much rather have an additional stop or two. Combination action really doesn't improve the sound!!!   ........................bruce cornely........................ o o o o ______________ o o o o d o g s ______________ o o h o o a o o ______________ o o p s   ............. cremona84000@webtv.net ............     Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes like never washed a dog. -- Franklin P. Jones