PipeChat Digest #604 - Saturday, November 21, 1998
 
Re: What are we debating here??? (was "Combination Pistons" or some	 such
  by "Jim H" <BALD1@prodigy.net>
Re: Wurlitzers, Diaphones and Chrysoglottes, OH MY!
  by "Jim H" <BALD1@prodigy.net>
Re: The enemy of pipe organs, and Mr. Scarborough's humor-----
  by <GRSCoLVR@aol.com>
Re: more Diaphones, and Wanamaker store
  by <GRSCoLVR@aol.com>
 


(back) Subject: Re: What are we debating here??? (was "Combination Pistons" or some such) From: Jim H <BALD1@prodigy.net> Date: Sat, 29 Aug 1998 12:05:17 -0500   Bud wrote: > > I'm a little lost ... what are we arguing about? > > > > Regards, > > Bud Clark > Bud, we are debating whether to pull the buttons one at a time, or push a button and make'em all jump. Grins.   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: Wurlitzers, Diaphones and Chrysoglottes, OH MY! From: Jim H <BALD1@prodigy.net> Date: Sat, 29 Aug 1998 12:10:56 -0500   > Also, I've seen several mentions of Chrysoglottes recently. > I presume this is a percussion stop? Of what type? > It is Greek meaning Golden Bells. luv'em   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: The enemy of pipe organs, and Mr. Scarborough's humor----- From: GRSCoLVR@aol.com Date: Sat, 21 Nov 1998 01:07:49 EST   Hi List------ In my humble opinion,,,the kind of travesties that were spoken of with the huge wattage lamps near to the pipes of the organ, and other such things, ceiling fans pulling hot air down from the ceiling with colder blower air coming up from the basement or wherever, and the like fall into the catagory that I call,,,,lack of proper organ architecture,,,,there is an art to getting a pipe organ correctly installed in a certain location, and there are many things to consider and continue to consider as the years go by and ideas change, as they will. All the proper ideas and proper considerations are "out there" printed in various places,,BUT,,,one has to read them and study them and NOT be an *expert*,,,,,,X being the unknown quantity,,and spert being the drip under pressure----------   I have remained silent on this Bob Scarborough thingy,,but I notice that politically correct seems to be overlooked in various other adjendas as well,,,and I see no difference whether or not one is expounding on the good or bad of unions, or installing a pipe organ with a 64 foot diaphone over the living room ceiling. They are opinions,,and everyone is entitled to one. For myself,,, I never saw the use or need of a collective bargaining situation until the last decade of my career (the money making one,,,NOT the pipe organ repair one) What with the *new order of business* in the US,,,,,I found myself disadvantaged more and more because of not being able to work fast enuf,,,,,or long enuf for the same money---why I even had my supervisor advise me that I should return to work early from each lunch period to *help the company*~~~~~which was hauling in money hand over fist with the CEO being compensated in excess of 250K a year. Collective bargaining would have been very very useful in my last years of employment before retirement. So,,,,let the opinions roll along,,everyone is entitled. Myself, I left the "other list" cause it was way too *retentive* for my tastes...... In conclusion,,I too will have to regretably leave the list if free expression of opinions are not permitted,,,,,its all part of the experience of living in the US, if for no other reason...........   Sincerely,   Roc---- L V Rockafellow  
(back) Subject: Re: more Diaphones, and Wanamaker store From: GRSCoLVR@aol.com Date: Sat, 21 Nov 1998 01:37:27 EST   HA!!!! Maybe the present ownership/ management of the former Wanamaker store are fraidy cats-------and are intimidating the present somewhat newbie organist..Certainly in the 50's and 60's full organ was permitted,,and guys like Virgil Fox certainly utilized it with reckless abandon,,and boy did it sound good.......I might also add that there were many more ranks playing then from what I am hearing are playing today.... I think I heard Spencer Orgoblo's gasping for more wind at the end of some of Virgils' virtuoso pieces,,,but I never heard any jewelry or china banging or shaking around,,,never! You might say,,,"how did they know it was full organ" and that answer would be that one could see the crescendo indicator from the floor of the Grand Court--and when the green line was all the way to the right you KNEW that the wind was moving, and that there were a heck of a lot more than 230 ranks sounding,,,which woulda been half of 463 er so...I am not doubting the statement was made by Mr. Conte,,,but I wonder about it...................   Cheers----- Roc