PipeChat Digest #602 - Friday, November 20, 1998
 
Electronic practise organ
  by <jorge.gomez@nuclenor.es>
Re: Kevin's en Chamade
  by <George.Greene@rossnutrition.com>
Re: Bruce
  by <George.Greene@rossnutrition.com>
nix on die politiken
  by "Douglas McMurry" <douglas@blackiris.com>
RE: Part-Time Position, Salaries, etc.
  by "Douglas McMurry" <douglas@blackiris.com>
Re: Kevin's en Chamade
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com>
Re: Bruce
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com>
Dominica infra Octavam Nativitatis Domini
  by "Bud" <budchris@earthlink.net>
Re: Dominica infra Octavam Nativitatis Domini
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
Rogation days
  by "Bud" <budchris@earthlink.net>
Re: Which Reed Do I Need?
  by <Cantuar@aol.com>
Wurlitzers, Diaphones and Chrysoglottes, OH MY!
  by "Brian Graham" <bgraham@geaf.com>
Re: Dominica infra Octavam Nativitatis Domini
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com>
Re: Wurlitzers, Diaphones and Chrysoglottes, OH MY!
  by <Afreed0904@aol.com>
Navigating around DIAPHONES
  by "Brian Graham" <bgraham@geaf.com>
Re: Navigating around DIAPHONES
  by <Afreed0904@aol.com>
Re: Wurlitzers, Diaphones and Chrysoglottes, OH MY!
  by <DEMPAR1@aol.com>
Re: Wurlitzers, Diaphones and Chrysoglottes, OH MY!
  by "Dennis Goward" <dgoward@uswest.net>
Foghorns, Diaphones, etc.
  by "Bud" <budchris@earthlink.net>
Bones, Diaphones, Bourdons and Xylophones
  by "Brian Graham" <bgraham@geaf.com>
Re: Wurlitzers, Diaphones and Chrysoglottes, OH MY!
  by <Afreed0904@aol.com>
Re: Bones, Diaphones, Bourdons and Xylophones
  by <Afreed0904@aol.com>
Re: Bruce
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: nix on die politiken
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
DIAPHONES
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Diaphones
  by "Bud" <budchris@earthlink.net>
Percussions
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: Wurlitzers, Diaphones and Chrysoglottes, OH MY!
  by "Dennis Goward" <dgoward@uswest.net>
Re: Bruce
  by "Dennis Goward" <dgoward@uswest.net>
how a diaphone works
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: Wurlitzers, Diaphones and Chrysoglottes, OH MY!
  by "Douglas A. Campbell" <dougcampbell@juno.com>
 


(back) Subject: Electronic practise organ From: <jorge.gomez@nuclenor.es> Date: Fri, 20 Nov 98 12:54:29 +0100     I have (at home) an electronic organ "Viscount - Jubileum 230", with 2 keyboards, 30 note-pedalboard 25 stops and MIDI interface. It sounds well, but it have some limitations. This organ do not allow to balance the volume of each stop, or to tune each pipe. Each keyboard have a fixed rate of the volume send to the left and right channel (80%-20% for I, 20%-80% for II and 50%-50% for the pedal), so all notes in the same keyboard are in the same virtual location.   I want to know if using a sound card in a PC or another kind of electronic device (affordable price) I can addded new sounds that could be merged with the capability of assign individual pitch ,virtual location and volume for each note.   I 'd like to know if this device could be played independently of the main organ, from new separate MIDI keyboards, becoming an independent instrument easy to transport, or ready to replace the main organ when it would have a breakdown.   Jorge Gomez      
(back) Subject: Re: Kevin's en Chamade From: George.Greene@rossnutrition.com Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 09:31:37 -0500     Kevin wrote... <<I WANT a trumpet en chamede>>   Add it to your "residence" Wicks, Kevin! That oughta get the neighbors' attention! (But don't forget the ear protection when you play it!)    
(back) Subject: Re: Bruce From: George.Greene@rossnutrition.com Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 09:32:44 -0500     Jim Swist wrote...   <<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)>>   Yeah, but we love him anyway. And you have to admire anyone with the finger strength to play a 50-plus-rank tracker!    
(back) Subject: nix on die politiken From: Douglas McMurry <douglas@blackiris.com> Date: Fri, 13 Nov 1998 13:11:57 -0600   Gentlemen, Could we please leave the mud-slinging and smearing to the guys in Washington? Pipe Chat is supposed to be an organ-friendly outlet. Thank you.       "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: Part-Time Position, Salaries, etc. From: Douglas McMurry <douglas@blackiris.com> Date: Fri, 13 Nov 1998 13:11:56 -0600   Dear List Organizers:   I would like to openly address the managers of this list asking them to please take some sort of disciplanary action against Mr. Bob Scarbourough's less than friendly attitude.   There is a difference between expressing free speech and personally insulting people whose opinions are different than his. Furthermore, it is my understanding that the mission of this chat group is for the "friendly" exchange of ideas related to our profession and interest. Mr. Scarbourough has demonstrated neither.   I personally enjoy the contributions of others and, when appropriate, try to contribute to this effort myself. Fortunately, most of the members are friendly and quite generous with there advice.   However, none of us desires or needs to have our opinions smeared by a person with this type of personality. The last statement which is enclosed with this letter even belittles my work as an attorney.   I am a respected organist and member of the legal community that assist people against the government with tax difficulties. In many instances I do not charge or charge people far below usual rates. I work with churches to help with charitable donations etc. I have never met Mr. Scarbourough, never talked with him, have never discussed my work with him, and have never had a dealing of any sort with him. However, he chooses to throw unwarranted insults at me.   I will no longer contribute to this chat as long as Mr. Scarbourough is a member that chooses to exhibit this sort of behavior. Please do something aboout it now or I will permanently resign from this chat.   Dr. Charles E. Brown   > -----Original Message----- > From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of > Bob Scarborough > Sent: Thursday, November 05, 1998 5:00 PM > To: PipeChat > Subject: RE: Part-Time Position, Salaries, etc. > > > At 04:25 PM 11/5/98 -0500, Charles Brown wrote: > >Dear Bob: > > > >As to my "rather pointy nose" being in the thin air of academia far too > >long....I am, in addition to my musical duties, an attorney<snip> > > Ah..an attorney! Well, there we go! > > DeserTBoB > > > "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 >     "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: Kevin's en Chamade From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 09:51:38 -0600 (CST)   At 09:31 AM 11/20/98 -0500, you wrote: > >Kevin wrote... <<I WANT a trumpet en chamede>> > >Add it to your "residence" Wicks, Kevin! That oughta get the >neighbors' attention! (But don't forget the ear protection >when you play it!)   I remember when I was growing up in England the nearby parish church at Dunster in Somerset had just got a new Hill, Norman & Beard organ with an en chamade Trompette on the Great. The console was about 15' in front of the organ and the en chamade came directly at you. Ear protectors would have been desirable for this one, and I dread to think what damage organists at that church might do to their ears over aperiod of time. It was so loud the sound waves physically hit you -- an experience a bit like being punched in the chest.   John.    
(back) Subject: Re: Bruce From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 10:00:09 -0600 (CST)   At 09:32 AM 11/20/98 -0500, you wrote: > >Jim Swist wrote... > ><<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)>> > >Yeah, but we love him anyway. And you have to admire anyone with the >finger strength to play a 50-plus-rank tracker!   You don't always have to have strong fingers. The four-manual Mander tracker at St. Ignatius Loyola, New York City, has 91 ranks and its action is no heavier than an electro-pneumatic instrument would be. Modern tracker builders are normally expected to stay within the AGO norms -- the same for electro-pneumatic and tracker organs -- for key touch, and customers might have cause for complaint is they didn't. Even more remarkable is how light even some Victorian trackers are. The 1890 J. G. Pfeffer organ at St. Joseph's Shrine here in St. Louis has two manuals and 34 ranks. Its action is as light as a piano -- if anything too light by AGO standards.   John.    
(back) Subject: Dominica infra Octavam Nativitatis Domini From: Bud <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 08:12:27 -0800   Shirley - think you have to ask your minister what his text will be for that day. Most protestant churches sing carols through Advent and then BOOM! the day after Christmas, Christmas is over. We sing carols through January 6th, and again on February 2nd, but we're weird, even for Anglicans.   Regards,   Bud    
(back) Subject: Re: Dominica infra Octavam Nativitatis Domini From: DRAWKNOB@aol.com Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 11:34:26 EST   In a message dated 11/20/98 10:13:36 AM Central Standard Time, budchris@earthlink.net writes:   << Most protestant churches sing carols through Advent and then BOOM! the day after Christmas, Christmas is over. We sing carols through January 6th, and again on February 2nd, but we're weird, even for Anglicans. >>   You're not alone Bud, we follow the same routine -- but.... we throw in some Xmas carols on the Fourth Sunday of Advent too.   John Gambill Organist/Choirmaster Oak Cliff Christian Church Dallas, Texas  
(back) Subject: Rogation days From: Bud <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 09:45:12 -0800   Looking ahead a bit - does anybody have any suggestions how we might translate the Rogation Days and the processions from a rural agrarian environment to an urban/suburban high-tech environment? In Florida, our Rector used to bless the orange groves from the back of a tractor, but somehow I don't see that translating to blessing the bank parking lots in Irvine and Newport Beach, California. Any ideas?   Regards,   Bud Clark St. Matthew's Anglican Catholic Church Newport Beach CA USA Diocese of Pacific and Southwest   PS - I will get the materials on the Minor Propers out as soon as I get over the 'flu' ... please be patient, all. Thanks!    
(back) Subject: Re: Which Reed Do I Need? From: Cantuar@aol.com Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 12:55:03 EST     In a message dated 11/19/98 4:12:45 PM, cremona84000@webtv.net writes:   <<>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   >>   And sometimes you have to get on your feet afore ya can get on your back!!   And, Bruce. You need to see my new dog, Hobo, Straight from the New Orleans Pound on Japonica Street, no less.   Miss Comus, the Puli Doyenne of all 13 years is quite a bit less than pleased.    
(back) Subject: Wurlitzers, Diaphones and Chrysoglottes, OH MY! From: Brian Graham <bgraham@geaf.com> Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 12:32:38 -0600   I've read about diaphones ranks, but I've never seen or heard one. Does anyone out there have any first hand knowledge on this subject?   Also, I've seen several mentions of Chrysoglottes recently. I presume this is a percussion stop? Of what type?  
(back) Subject: Re: Dominica infra Octavam Nativitatis Domini From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 12:56:59 -0600 (CST)   At 08:12 AM 11/20/98 -0800, Bud wrote:   >Shirley - think you have to ask your minister what his text will be for >that day. Most protestant churches sing carols through Advent and then >BOOM! the day after Christmas, Christmas is over. We sing carols through >January 6th, and again on February 2nd, but we're weird, even for >Anglicans.   I don't think you're weird at all. Of course, I'm an Anglican too, so perhaps I wouldn't. At our church, my wife, Her Eminence the Rector, has Strong Views on this subject and Woe Betide anyone who suggests darkening the church portal with a Christmas carol or Christmas decoration before the sun has set on Advent IV. Christmas in our parish runs from Christmas Eve until Epiphany. The carol service takes place on the Sunday after Christmas. We also like to do something special for Candlemas, although with carols proper to the season rather than particularly Christmas ones.   One non-Episcopal church (actually a Brethren church) whose organ I used to service in Pennsylvania had a novel approach to the problem of decorations in Advent. They had blue bows on the pine rope, etc., during Advent and replaced the bows with red ones on going into the Christmas season. Perhaps some enterprising florist could develop blue and purple poinsettias, and then they could get additional business by replacing them with red ones at Christmas. Our church by the way still holds to purple for Advent, not for any particular theological reason, but because we think blue looks nasty.   John Speller, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, St. Louis.    
(back) Subject: Re: Wurlitzers, Diaphones and Chrysoglottes, OH MY! From: Afreed0904@aol.com Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 14:17:18 EST     In a message dated 11.20.98 1:56:30 PM, bgraham@geaf.com writes:   << diaphones ranks, but I've never seen or heard one. Does anyone out there have any first hand knowledge on this subject?>>   Brian:   If you have access to any navigational charts (on your yacht, at the local marina, public library, map store, etc.), look for the buoys along the shoreline marking navigational hazards, rocks, etc. They are commonly marked DIAPHONE (in all caps sans serif), indicating a horn that sounds automatically on a given schedule (which is indicated, as I recall) to help ye lost boater find his way safely into port in the fog. That horn was invented by a guy named Robert Hope-Jones, of whom you may have heard. The technology got imported into some other devices by the manufacture of which he made a name for himself.   Alan Freed  
(back) Subject: Navigating around DIAPHONES From: Brian Graham <bgraham@geaf.com> Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 13:37:57 -0600   Alan Freed wrote:   Brian:   If you have access to any navigational charts (on your yacht, at the local marina, public library, map store, etc.), look for the buoys along the shoreline marking navigational hazards, rocks, etc. They are commonly marked DIAPHONE (in all caps sans serif), indicating a horn that sounds automatically on a given schedule (which is indicated, as I recall) to help ye lost boater find his way safely into port in the fog. That horn was invented by a guy named Robert Hope-Jones, of whom you may have heard. The technology got imported into some other devices by the manufacture of which he made a name for himself.   Alan-   As it happens, I do have a yacht (1982 Starratt 45 center cockpit yawl), but only for a few more weeks. It's about to be sold. So I've seen plenty of navigational aids. Although I don't recall seeing any mention of DIAPHONES, perhaps because fog is not all that common around Tampa Bay.   I intend to spend transfer the monthly boating budget to a pipe organ fund.   Anyway, back to the subject. I think maybe I read about diaphones in "Audsley", I think he called them "valvular reeds", and I seem to recall something about them keeping themselves in tune more-or-less indefinitely. Still, don't know what a diaphone sounds like, at what pitches they were made, if there are many in existence and if they are still used. Weren't there some in the Atlantic City Music Hall Organ? Were they included in church organs? Theatre organs?   Were you trying to tell me that they sound like fog horns?!   Thanks. -Brian  
(back) Subject: Re: Navigating around DIAPHONES From: Afreed0904@aol.com Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 14:57:03 EST     In a message dated 11.20.98 2:40:09 PM, bgraham@geaf.com writes:   <<I think maybe I read about diaphones in "Audsley", I think he called the= m "valvular reeds", and I seem to recall something about them keeping themse= lves in tune more-or-less indefinitely. Still, don't know what a diaphone soun= ds like, at what pitches they were made, if there are many in existence and i= f they are still used. Weren't there some in the Atlantic City Music Hall Organ? Were they inclu= ded in church organs? Theatre organs?   Were you trying to tell me that they sound like fog horns?!>>   Brian:   Well, in a word, Yes. Though I'm no yachtsman, and couldn't find my way f= rom the garage to the house in a heavy rain. But then, my estate is quite vas= t, you understand. I HAVE navigated my way across Tampa Bay, but I used that accident-prone bridge.   Maybe it was Audsley. I read it in one of those classic books in the earl= y 50s. I was thinking Sumner or Barnes, but you may be right. My impressio= n is that the wave-action provided the power for the horns, and that it was a g= reat thing for the maritime industry when the invention took place. Just HOW t= hat happened, I haven't the vaguest. But I'm sure someone will let us know.   I've seen the DIAPHONE designation on navigatonal charts from the U.S. Coa= st and Geodetic Survey since I was a little kid, countless times, so I'm pret= ty sure of that--historically, at least. Have they been replaced more recent= ly with Kleine Erz=E4hler? I doubt it. But with something else? Maybe.   For all I know, there may be little connection other than the name between that and what went into his musical instruments. Certainly in theatre org= ans; since many of THEM ended up in churches in the 1930s or so, they de facto = made it into church organs too, I'd think. I haven't played a Diaphone stop si= nce Tacoma, Wash. (Trinity Lutheran Church, Parkland), in about 1952, so could= n't begin to characterize the sound. Surely bunches of them are still in existence. I'd be shocked if they didn't appear, at several pitches, in Atlantic City.   Wait to sell the boat until April; you'll get more for it, even with the dockage over the winter, he said in an authoritative voice, though he know= s NOTHING whereof he speaks.   Alan Freed      
(back) Subject: Re: Wurlitzers, Diaphones and Chrysoglottes, OH MY! From: DEMPAR1@aol.com Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 15:09:39 EST   A chrysoglotte is a high pitched xylophone-like instrument. On Wurlitzers, it is usually 37-49 metal bars with hammers striking them. There is usually a reiteration contact also. When played, it sounds like something between a celeste and a glockenspiel and can be played single attack or repeated attack at a rate of 5-6 strikes on a note per second. A diaphone is a large usually pedal stop that is best described as a ferocious bourdon, more feel than sound. This is the stop the theatre organist uses to shake the floors when the organ rises out of the pit. Hope that answers your question.  
(back) Subject: Re: Wurlitzers, Diaphones and Chrysoglottes, OH MY! From: "Dennis Goward" <dgoward@uswest.net> Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 13:41:40 -0700   the buoys along the >shoreline marking navigational hazards, rocks, etc. They are commonly marked >DIAPHONE   Is this for real?   D    
(back) Subject: Foghorns, Diaphones, etc. From: Bud <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 12:48:05 -0800   Dennis:   Q - Is this for real? A - Absolutely. Weren't (aren't) they activated by cylinders of compressed air?   The outdoor Austin in Balboa Park (San Diego) has a 32' "Magnatron" ("Magnaton?") ... does anybody know if this is a Diaphone? It certainly rocks the stage area, at least!   Wasn't the original "purpose" of diaphonic stops to create a flue stop with the power of a reed stop?   Regards,   Bud    
(back) Subject: Bones, Diaphones, Bourdons and Xylophones From: Brian Graham <bgraham@geaf.com> Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 14:36:08 -0600   This does help a little, I read a comparison of Theatre organ sounds somewhere in which there was a reference to Wurlitzers having "bone crushing basses". The 16' diaphone must have been the stop they had in mind.   I'm guessing that the glockenspiel would be the most common tuned percussion instrument found in a theatre organs, followed perhaps by the marimba, with a chrysoglott reserved for the more comprehensive organs found in larger theatres. Is this correct?       >-----Original Message----- >From: DEMPAR1@aol.com [SMTP:DEMPAR1@aol.com] >Sent: Friday, November 20, 1998 3:10 PM >To: pipechat@pipechat.org >Subject: Re: Wurlitzers, Diaphones and Chrysoglottes, OH MY! > >A chrysoglotte is a high pitched xylophone-like instrument. On Wurlitzers, it >is usually 37-49 metal bars with hammers striking them. There is usually a >reiteration contact also. When played, it sounds like something between a >celeste and a glockenspiel and can be played single attack or repeated attack >at a rate of 5-6 strikes on a note per second. A diaphone is a large usually >pedal stop that is best described as a ferocious bourdon, more feel than >sound. This is the stop the theatre organist uses to shake the floors when >the >organ rises out of the pit. Hope that answers your question. > >"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: Wurlitzers, Diaphones and Chrysoglottes, OH MY! From: Afreed0904@aol.com Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 15:50:09 EST     In a message dated 11.20.98 3:36:24 PM, dgoward@uswest.net writes:   <<Is this for real?>>   Dennis, woul I lie to you?   Alan  
(back) Subject: Re: Bones, Diaphones, Bourdons and Xylophones From: Afreed0904@aol.com Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 15:56:50 EST     In a message dated 11.20.98 3:51:06 PM, bgraham@geaf.com writes:   <<a chrysoglott reserved for the more comprehensive organs found in larger theatres. Is this correct?>>   I don't think so. I've seen it on some pretty ordinary-size small Balcolm & Vaughan re-workings of theatre organs in churches, fifty years ago.   Alan  
(back) Subject: Re: Bruce From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 16:10:46 -0500 (EST)     >Yeah, but we love him anyway. And you have > to admire anyone with the finger strength to > play a 50-plus-rank tracker!   Why thanky! How kid. But I must admit, the 32, 16 and 8 Bourdon in the Pedal is a unit with electric action (hanging head!)   Now if you wanna see finger strength, take a drive with me in rush hour traffic!!!! ;-)   ........................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: nix on die politiken From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 16:14:32 -0500 (EST)   =A0 >Could we please leave the mud-slinging and > smearing to the guys in Washington? Pipe > Chat is supposed to be an organ-friendly > outlet.   How true, how true. But , after all, nobody enjoys mud-slinging and smearing more that them folks up in DC. And nooooooooobody is more organ-friendly with their outlets!!! ;-)   ........................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: DIAPHONES From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 16:25:20 -0500   Hi, Guys.... Love your input on Diaphones. Yes, they were invented by Robert Hope Jones--the father of the Mighty Wurlitzer. Yes, their origional intention was to serve as fog horns along the sea coast. Yes, they can move the earth, and shake everything in it. They are manual and pedal stops on theatre organs- unified, of course, and come in 16 ' and 32 ' pitches. They are of a round beating reed type with either metal or wood resonators. 32 ' resonators come in two 16 ' sections screwed together via cleats. The Barton organ at the Rialto Theatre in Joliet, Il., has been known to shake the plaster from the balcony because of the diaphone. The San Fran. Fox Theatre had a 32 ' Diaphone that had to be disconnected because it under-mined the foundation of the building.. My 2m/9r Wurli has a 16 ' wood diaphone that shakes everything in the house very nicely, thank you. Rick    
(back) Subject: Diaphones From: Bud <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 13:30:08 -0800   OK, now I'm curious, and I gave all my organ books away ... somebody wanna tackle how it is that a diaphone WORKS? And what makes it different from a reed stop?   Regards,   Bud    
(back) Subject: Percussions From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 16:41:24 -0500   Chrysoglotts are soft- tuned percussion instruments using wide felt-tipped hammers. Their normal pitch is 4 ', but can be coupled sub-octave to 8 '. Glocks are little tinkly things that Leon Berry over-did on every song he played. Chryso's can be re-it, but are normally not so. Marimba's were generally found on larger theatre instruments. A xylophone is a xylophone, is a xylophone. Dan Barton always called them " Zillafones ". My 2/9 Wurli has all of the above and more. Going nuts here in Indiana, Rick p.s. Even have a cuckoo on a key-cheek button. Drives my cat nuts.    
(back) Subject: Re: Wurlitzers, Diaphones and Chrysoglottes, OH MY! From: "Dennis Goward" <dgoward@uswest.net> Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 14:50:51 -0700   > >Dennis, woul I lie to you? > No, but tall tales aren't really lies.   Dennis      
(back) Subject: Re: Bruce From: "Dennis Goward" <dgoward@uswest.net> Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 14:52:22 -0700     Now if you wanna see finger strength, take a drive with me in rush hour traffic!!!! ;-)   Dare we ask WHICH finger is the strongest?   And you play services with that finger?   D    
(back) Subject: how a diaphone works From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 16:49:42 -0500   The 12-note 16 ' and 32 ' resonators sit on individual reed boxes on a common chest. There is a primary valve that opens to the secondary valve which allows air into the reed box. The round beater (reed) is fastened to a stiff arm which vibrates against the inside of the reed box. This initial tone is further enhanced by the resonator. Larger Diaphone stops have a "kicker" to get the beater moving---then hold on to something! Rick    
(back) Subject: Re: Wurlitzers, Diaphones and Chrysoglottes, OH MY! From: dougcampbell@juno.com (Douglas A. Campbell) Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 17:52:40 EST     On Fri, 20 Nov 1998 13:41:40 -0700 "Dennis Goward" <dgoward@uswest.net> writes: > the buoys along the >>shoreline marking navigational hazards, rocks, etc. They are >commonly >marked >>DIAPHONE > >Is this for real? > >D     Y E S ! ! ! ! ! !     Douglas A. Campbell, Flotilla Commander Flotilla 2-15 (9ER) U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Skaneateles, 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]