PipeChat Digest #600 - Thursday, November 19, 1998
 
Re: European churches
  by <WiegandCJ@aol.com>
Re: Naji Hakim
  by <WiegandCJ@aol.com>
Re: Widor & Faure
  by <WiegandCJ@aol.com>
Re: "Cavaille-Coll" at La Trinite in Paris
  by <WiegandCJ@aol.com>
Hohman, Skinner, OHS
  by "Brian Graham" <bgraham@geaf.com>
Re: Which Reed Do I Need?
  by <WRansomeJr@aol.com>
Re: Which Reed Do I Need?
  by "Jim Swist" <jswist@quickturn.com>
Re: Hohman, Skinner, OHS
  by <WRansomeJr@aol.com>
Combination action
  by "Bud" <budchris@earthlink.net>
Re: Which Reed Do I Need?
  by <Cantuar@aol.com>
Re: Unions - Are Unions to Blame
  by "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@ameritech.net>
(repost) Looking for a harmonium - US Gulf Coast
  by <douglas@blackiris.com>
Re: European churches
  by <Afreed0904@aol.com>
Re: (repost) Looking for a harmonium - US Gulf Coast
  by "Bud" <budchris@earthlink.net>
RE: Hohman, Skinner, OHS
  by "Brian Graham" <bgraham@geaf.com>
Re: Wurli Chrysoglott
  by "Jason D. Comet" <bombarde8@juno.com>
Re: Hohman, Skinner, OHS
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com>
YYYYYYAAAAAAHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!
  by "Jason D. Comet" <bombarde8@juno.com>
Re: Which Reed Do I Need?
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: Combination action
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: Which Reed Do I Need?
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: Combination action
  by "Bud" <budchris@earthlink.net>
Re: Hohman, Skinner, OHS
  by "Frank Johnson" <usd465@horizon.hit.net>
Re: Combination action
  by "Dennis Goward" <dgoward@uswest.net>
 


(back) Subject: Re: European churches From: WiegandCJ@aol.com Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998 08:37:16 EST   In einer eMail vom 18.11.1998 20:56:54, schreiben Sie:   << Understood, Bud. But you can't take "honor" to the hypermarch=E9 to bu= y escargot. How did these people LIVE? Just on the pittance they can get = from poverty-stricken students? The largesse of patrons? Publications? (Seriously.) >>   The Titulaires of the more famous organs/churches in Paris all are high ranking teachers in the conservatoires all over France, and they all give = a lot of concerts troughout the year all over the world.   Carl    
(back) Subject: Re: Naji Hakim From: WiegandCJ@aol.com Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998 08:37:18 EST   In einer eMail vom 19.11.1998 02:57:09, schreiben Sie:   << Other famous organists of La Madeleine included Th=E9odore Dubois and G= abriel Faur=E9. The latter unfortunately left no compositions for organ, which = is a great shame since his contemporaries thought that his organ improvisation= s were finer than those of anyone else in Paris, and his organ compositions might well have proven to be also. In more recent times the "titulaire" = of La Madeleine was Jeanne Demessieux, whom I am inclined to think the organ= ist of the century. >>   Successor of Demessieux was Odile Pierre from 1968 - 1979 (she was and is = a famous teacher and concert organist too) and since 1979 Francois-Henri Houbart. His recordings of some Vierne-Symphonies in the Madeleine belong = to the finest recordings I know. This includes the excellent sound of the Madeleine-Cavaille-Col.   Carl    
(back) Subject: Re: Widor & Faure From: WiegandCJ@aol.com Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998 08:37:21 EST   In einer eMail vom 19.11.1998 04:33:21, schreiben Sie:   << 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? >>   As far as I know Faure was never choir organist at St. Sulpice. He was however director of the Paris conservatory, when Widor had his organ class there.   Carl  
(back) Subject: Re: "Cavaille-Coll" at La Trinite in Paris From: WiegandCJ@aol.com Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998 08:37:13 EST   In einer eMail vom 17.11.1998 18:46:31, schreiben Sie:   << I believe it was Messiaen who had the instrument "electrocuted" ... at any rate, the number of manuals was reduced from four to three, if I'm not mistaken. >>   Indeed Messiaen wanted the "electrification" of the instrument, which was done by Glandaz in 1980. Messiaen retorted critics: do you use the elevator or the staircase wehen you climb Empire States Building?   The Trinite-organ however had never four manuals.   Carl  
(back) Subject: Hohman, Skinner, OHS From: Brian Graham <bgraham@geaf.com> Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998 09:48:02 -0600   Has anyone heard the Frederick Hohman CD that was recorded on the Skinner at Grand Avenue Methodist in KC? How is it?   Also, does OHS have a web site?  
(back) Subject: Re: Which Reed Do I Need? From: WRansomeJr@aol.com Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998 11:20:49 EST   In a message dated 11/18/98 9:41:26 PM Pacific Standard Time, cremona84000@webtv.net writes:   > 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!!! > Well Bruce, I like pistons!! We have three, so I am not complaining too much!  
(back) Subject: Re: Which Reed Do I Need? From: Jim Swist <jswist@quickturn.com> Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998 11:25:16 -0500   WRansomeJr@aol.com wrote: > > In a message dated 11/18/98 9:41:26 PM Pacific Standard Time, > cremona84000@webtv.net writes: > > > 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!!! > > > Well Bruce, I like pistons!! We have three, so I am not complaining too much!   Gotta watch out for Bruce, he's anti-piston, and pro-shaky, sagging, wheezy wind. He drives a horse & buggy (with his dogs in the back seat) :-)   Jim (Bruce's friend, I know...)  
(back) Subject: Re: Hohman, Skinner, OHS From: WRansomeJr@aol.com Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998 11:26:37 EST   In a message dated 11/19/98 7:50:14 AM Pacific Standard Time, bgraham@geaf.com writes:   > Has anyone heard the Frederick Hohman CD > that was recorded on the Skinner at Grand > Avenue Methodist in KC? How is it? > I have that CD and have even played that organ back before it was in good shape again. It is a wonderful instrument!   The CD is great, too and the recorded sound very lifelike from what I remember. The room is resonant but lacks reverb. The music is of the era of the organ. Difficult to listen to at first for me--the style of the music, I mean, but the more you listen the more it grows on you. Just like some twentith century composers. The CD liner notes are great too, do get one!  
(back) Subject: Combination action From: Bud <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998 08:39:02 -0800   Well, I think it depends on what kind of service you play ... there are fifteen different musical items in our service, all calling for at least some variation in the sound (that's counting the prelude and postlude .... one piston each!) ... I only have eight general pistons, so obviously I have to do some doubling up, and a LOT of hand registration. In my particular situation, two or three pistons each for the prelude and postlude and one for each musical item in the service (more, if the anthem involves registration changes) would not be excessive, I think.   Yes, I suppose I COULD hand-register EVERYTHING, but our service goes rather quickly, and has a certain rhythm to it.   Regards,   Bud Clark    
(back) Subject: Re: Which Reed Do I Need? From: Cantuar@aol.com Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998 11:39:44 EST     In a message dated 11/19/98 10:26:32 AM, jswist@quickturn.com writes:   <<Gotta watch out for Bruce, he's anti-piston, and pro-shaky, sagging, wheezy wind. He drives a horse & buggy (with his dogs in the back seat) :-)   Jim (Bruce's friend, I know...)>>   Yeah!! But he used to play an Allen in Slidell! Travers (Bruce's friend, I know, too!)  
(back) Subject: Re: Unions - Are Unions to Blame From: "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@ameritech.net> Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998 10:45:40 -0600   RMaryman@aol.com wrote: > > In a message dated 98-11-09 06:12:58 EST, you write: > > << Who would have been > responsible for retaining 1929 technology thru at least 1983--unionized labor > (to protect the jobs of the pneumo-techs) or management (decidedly retro) or > both? Anyone know? > >>   I find messages like this disheartening because it shows how little knowledge the average individual has of what labor unions are all about. Most of you must realize that you as an individual have little influence on the actions of your employer and can even jeopardize your job if you try to address a legitimate grievance. Having a union organization represent you and your coworkers eliminates the vulnerability of one employee trying to address wrongs. I belong to a labor union that negotiates a contract to provide for a decent paycheck and address health and safety issues within the work place. Make no mistake about this, a company and particularly a large corporation is interested in profits and maximum compensation for the corporate elite even if is at the expense of the quality of its' product or for providing decent compensation for its' employees. My union has been trying to negotiate a fair contract with my employer for the last 19 months since our previous contract expired. We are not looking for the moon and have had to repeated reject a contract offered by the company which significantly reduces our current level of compensation and strips away most of the job protection contained in our old contract. The company claims it needs to rewrite the contract to be less restrictive so they can be more competitive. This from a company which has reaped enormous profits under the old agreement, which enables the CEO of the parent company personal compensation a over a million dollars a month and who just cashed in a $500 M stock option windfall, and to pay out a 130 M golden parachute to a short term executive that didn't work out... In frustration the union staged a 24 hour walkout, to address one issue which the company would not address. The company retaliated by locking out 2600 employees, because the union is jeopardizing their product. They have since been producing a poorer product using partially trained management personnel and non-union workers from subsidiaries. All this is considered acceptable labor tactics by corporations. I Have a difficult time believing the corporate management of this company has much concern for me or the welfare of my family. I am just another cost of doing business. As far as the union blocking improvements in technical equipment, it cannot prevent a company from modernizing, and since we are in a highly technical industry, we have been seeing more and more automation reduce the size of our workforce. The union is there to insure that long term employees are not cast aside and given opportunity to learn new technologies as they are incorporated. Those of you who have seen corporate downsizing in action probably can see the benefit of having some one there for you against the priorities of the bean counters and profiteers. The one thing the union cannot control is bad corporate management and failure to produce a product that enough customers will buy.   I know this is off-topic, and will try to keep my posts completely organic in the future...     sincerely,     Jon C. Habermaas  
(back) Subject: (repost) Looking for a harmonium - US Gulf Coast From: douglas@blackiris.com Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998 11:04:20 -0600   Crosspost to PipeChat & ROS   Subject: (repost) Looking for a harmonium - US Gulf Coast Date sent: Thu, 19 Nov 1998 10:49:49 -0600   I am reposting this message from October since I had no responses before, in case anyone has any suggestions now. Thank You.   ------ I am looking for a Harmonium (compression) - preferrably 4 rank - for a performance of the Rossini "Petite Messe Solennelle" in Pensacola, Florida in April '99 - to borrow, rent or purchase. I would need the instrument at least 6 weeks in advance of the mid April concert, and more if any restoration work needs to be done. Funds are limited. I will take care of transport, but am hoping to find something in the southeast. A low top suction type instrument might work in place of the harmonium if it has 4 full ranks. Again purchase for restoration is possible. Something in the Gulf Coast or at least Southeast region preferred. Please email privately.   Thank you for any assistance.   .................................................. ........ Douglas McMurry <douglas@blackiris.com>   "Minds are like parachutes, they only function when open!"    
(back) Subject: Re: European churches From: Afreed0904@aol.com Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998 12:58:34 EST     In a message dated 11.19.98 8:38:48 AM, WiegandCJ@aol.com writes:   <<The Titulaires of the more famous organs/churches in Paris all are high   ranking teachers in the conservatoires all over France, and they all give a   lot of concerts troughout the year all over the world.   >>   Carl:   Thank you! I understand much better.   Alan  
(back) Subject: Re: (repost) Looking for a harmonium - US Gulf Coast From: Bud <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998 10:47:55 -0800   Go to the New Theatre Organ Classifieds - http://theatreorgans.com/ads/wtsello.htm - and look under "reed organs" ... that should lead you eventually to the reed organ ring ... I know there are reed organ enthusiasts / collectors in northern Florida, but I've been out of touch for a long time.   Regards,   Bud Clark   douglas@blackiris.com wrote:   > Crosspost to PipeChat & ROS > > Subject: (repost) Looking for a harmonium - US Gulf Coast > Date sent: Thu, 19 Nov 1998 10:49:49 -0600 > > I am reposting this message from October since I > had no > responses before, in case anyone has any > suggestions now. > Thank You. > > ------ > I am looking for a Harmonium (compression) - > preferrably 4 rank - > for a performance of the Rossini "Petite Messe > Solennelle" in > Pensacola, Florida in April '99 - to borrow, > rent or purchase. I would > need the instrument at least 6 weeks in advance > of the mid April concert, > and more if any restoration work needs to be > done. Funds are limited. I > will take care of transport, but am hoping to > find something in the > southeast. A low top suction type instrument > might work in place of the > harmonium if it has 4 full ranks. Again purchase > for restoration is > possible. Something in the Gulf Coast or at > least Southeast region > preferred. Please email privately. > > Thank you for any assistance. > > ................................................. > ....... > Douglas McMurry <douglas@blackiris.com> > > "Minds are like parachutes, they only function > when > open!" > > "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: Hohman, Skinner, OHS From: Brian Graham <bgraham@geaf.com> Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998 13:16:07 -0600     >The CD is great, too and the recorded sound very lifelike from what I >remember. The room is resonant but lacks reverb. The music is of the era of >the organ. Difficult to listen to at first for me--the style of the music, I >mean, but the more you listen the more it grows on you. Just like some >twentith century composers. The CD liner notes are great too, do get one!   I will, thanks!  
(back) Subject: Re: Wurli Chrysoglott From: bombarde8@juno.com (Jason D. Comet) Date: Wed, 18 Nov 1998 03:00:43 -0500   I've desided to stay away from them, however beautiful sounding they are. Right now I have no major need for any. If I needed it, I would come up with the several hundred dollars. Thanks anyway. 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 Sat, 14 Nov 1998 08:51:35 -0600 Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> writes: >JASON COMET: > >You mentioned you were looking for a chrysoglott. Here's one at >http://theatreorgans.com/ads/forsale/981028X656.htm > >krc > > > >"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: Re: Hohman, Skinner, OHS From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998 15:24:58 -0600 (CST)   At 09:48 AM 11/19/98 -0600, Brian Graham wrote:   >Has anyone heard the Frederick Hohman CD >that was recorded on the Skinner at Grand >Avenue Methodist in KC? How is it?   I think it is a great recording and would thoroughly recommend it. The sad news is that around a month ago several hundred gallons (if not thousands) of water leaked through the roof and severely damaged the organ. The Swell division is pretty much a lost cause. So I'm afraid it doesn't look as if there will be any more CD's of the instrument, and you had better make the most of this one. >Also, does OHS have a web site?   Yes! It is www.organsociety.org   Best wishes,   John.    
(back) Subject: YYYYYYAAAAAAHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! From: bombarde8@juno.com (Jason D. Comet) Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998 04:34:50 -0500   YYYAAAHHHOOOOOO!!!   The organ rebuild, enlargement, whatever is under way.   1.) I got a FREE organ bench from my fellow church's (a VVEERRYY good friend of mine) organ (First Pres. of Goveneur NY) which is being rebuilt by the Carey Organ company of Troy, NY. The bench was traded for the new bench of First Pres.'s new console by contract. It is the ideal rounded front, sloping sides full length bench. I haven't measured it exactly, but I beleive it will work fine. (by the process of estimation) The present bench is 6" wide, the length of the keyboards, and is very low. (my rear hangs off the back of the bench).   2.) I am going to try the Hymn-a-thon that Bruce suggested. I talked to several organists in the area, more organists coming up soon I hope, and several members of the congregation and they said that it is a VERY good idea. Thank You Bruce! The organists are more than willing to take a section of the hymnal at different times. Thank You Bruce!   And did I say THANK YOU BRUCE??????!!!!!   3.) The Carey Organ Company is gooing to come up and give their thoughts on what to do with the insturment now when they deliver the organ bench towards the end of December..   4.) I am in the process of developing an organ comittee. Possibly 4 or 5 people that are willing to support the ORGAN, NOT ME.   Well, I'm HAPPY (if you can't tell) all right!!! I'm better than happy. I guess being 16 is better than I thought. (my birthday was Tuesday 11/17) If your in upstate NY, watch out that I don't run you over!   Well, THANK YOU BRUCE!!!!!   And thanks to everyone else that has given me support or words of encouragement.   Jason Comet bombarde8@juno.com |\ Worship Chairperson, Organ Curator, | \ organist, choir director, director of music, O 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: Which Reed Do I Need? From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998 16:54:43 -0500 (EST)     >Gotta watch out for Bruce, he's anti-piston, > and pro-shaky, sagging, wheezy wind. =A0 He > drives a horse & buggy (with his dogs in the > back seat) =A0     THAT IS ABSOLUTELY BOGUS,   FALLACIOUS, UNTRUE, MISLEADING, AND   SLANDEROUS!!!!!   >(dogs hate the back seat!!!!) ;-) aroooRooRoo   ........................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: Combination action From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998 17:08:04 -0500 (EST)   =A0 >Well, I think it depends on what kind of service > you play ... I think it depends even more on the size of the instrument. A 20 stop instrument really does not need more pistons than it has stops.   > there are fifteen different musical items in our > service, all calling for at least some variation > in the sound are they all back to back with no speaking in between giving you time to add or retire a stop or two. How many stops is the organ?   > postlude ... one piston each!) ... I only have > eight general pistons, so obviously I have to > do some doubling up, and a LOT of hand > registration. Oh my God!!! You actually have to touch stopknobs with your fingers????? Oh! the humanity.... ;-) .... and you don't have at least a general for each piece you are playing???? How DO you do it?? ;-) ROFLMAO   > one for each musical item in the service you actually want/need a piston for the Memorial Acclamation (what? 8 measures maybe), another piston for the Great Amen (A MEASURE! maybe six if you're feeling festive!) Do you use a piston for the pitch for an a capella anthem?? Goodness, the possibilities are endless. How do I live with 5 measly generals for 17 stops? hehehehehe   ........................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 17:11:33 -0500 (EST)   =A0 >Yeah!! But he used to play an Allen in Slidell! >Travers (Bruce's friend, I know, too!)   Oh great, Travers! A fine time you pick to stop lurking! Oh well, you know the saying;   Sometimes ya hafta git on yur back a'fore ya can git on yur feet! ahilk ahilk   ........................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: Combination action From: Bud <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998 15:05:23 -0800       bruce cornely wrote:   > >Well, I think it depends on what kind of service > > you play ...   > I think it depends even more on the size of the instrument. A 20 stop > instrument really does not need more pistons than it has stops. > > > there are fifteen different musical items in our > > service, all calling for at least some variation > > in the sound   Prelude, Processional Hymn, Introit, Kyrie and Gloria are back to back; Offertory, Anthem and Doxology are back to back; Communion, Communion Anthem and Post-Communion Hymn are back to back; Recessional Hymn, Kneeling Hymn and Postlude are back to back ... let's see ... that's 15 right there ... oh, all right, processional, doxology and recessional on the same piston .... that's still twelve, even if I played the Gradual, Alleluia, Credo, Sanctus and Agnus Dei on the same piston, which I don't.   > are they all back to back with no speaking in between giving you time to > add or retire a stop or two. How many stops is the organ?   Depends on how you want to count ... it's a digital Hammond/Suzuki (EEEWWW!) with about 20 sampled "pipe voices" and one set of drawbars for each manual .... but the trick is that you have to set the drawbars on the pistons in order to manipulate them. And you DO need to manipulate the drawbars in order to get any kind of variation in the sound of the beast. (new church and organ (?) due December '99).   > > postlude ... one piston each!) ... I only have > > eight general pistons, so obviously I have to > > do some doubling up, and a LOT of hand > > registration.   > Oh my God!!! You actually have to touch stopknobs with your > fingers????? Oh! the humanity.... ;-) .... and you don't have at > least a general for each piece you are playing???? How DO you do it?? > ;-) ROFLMAO   Oh quit being silly, Bruce ... it's one of the most difficult organs to manipulate that I've ever played; and it's also the principal reason I can't get a substitute. You have to be a computer hacker in addition to knowing the old Anglican service.   > > one for each musical item in the service   > you actually want/need a piston for the Memorial Acclamation (what? 8 > measures maybe),   There IS no Memorial Acclamation in the Anglican Missal rite (he said, drawing himself up to his full 5'9'').   > another piston for the Great Amen (A MEASURE! maybe six > if you're feeling festive!)   The Amen at the end of the Canon is the same piston as the Sanctus, so THERE!   > Do you use a piston for the pitch for an a capella anthem?? Goodness, > the possibilities are endless. How do I live with 5 measly generals > for 17 stops? hehehehehe   No, but I defy you to play "In the Year That King Uzziah Died" or "I Was Glad" or the Oldroyd Mass without a whole SLEW of pistons. Nor is it possible to hand-register the Dubois Fantasie in E or the Davies Solemn Melody on this beast. And I DON'T play all the hymns or the parts of the Mass on the same sounds, except for the Sanctus and the Amen to the Prayer of Consecration.   Obviously this is a different style of service-playing than what some may be accustomed to, but no less legitimate ... I learnt it from Ramona Beard, who learnt it from T. Tertius Noble, etc. .. a Victorian Anglican service on a Skinner (which, God willing, we will have in the new church eventually) is quite different from a germanic Lutheran service on a Schlicker ... I know .... I've done both ... I had GREAT fun playing the Vierne Clair de Lune on the Schlicker (even if I did have to set the General Cancel as a piston)!   The point is: the old-fashioned romantic/orchestral style of registration and service-playing requires a LOT of pistons. If a hymn has five verses, it requires five different sounds, reflecting the text of the individual verses, if it's possible to translate that into registration without resorting to some of the REALLY silly things SOME of the Victorians used to do, like raindrops on the 2' Piccolo during the Psalter, etc.   Regards,   Bud Clark, Organist/Choirmaster St. Matthew's Anglican Catholic Church (Traditional Episcopal Worship) Newport Beach CA USA Diocese of the Pacific and Southwest        
(back) Subject: Re: Hohman, Skinner, OHS From: usd465@horizon.hit.net (Frank Johnson) Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998 17:18:18 -0500   >Has anyone heard the Frederick Hohman CD >that was recorded on the Skinner at Grand >Avenue Methodist in KC? How is it? > >Also, does OHS have a web site? >     IMHO it is one of the most enjoyable recordings I've heard. Of course the fact that my mom used to play Powell Weaver's The Squirrel (it is on the album) may have had something to do with my judgement. Seriously I feel it is a real addition to organ recording. Some really fine work of some older numbers.   Frank Johnson   Frank R. Johnson (KA0API) Spirit of New Orleans - clarinet/leader http://www.hit.net/~usd465/ 1922 E. 14th Winfield, KS 67156      
(back) Subject: Re: Combination action From: "Dennis Goward" <dgoward@uswest.net> Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998 16:31:47 -0700   >silly things SOME of the Victorians used to do, like raindrops on the 2' Piccolo during the Psalter, etc.     This intrigues me -- what is this?   Dennis