PipeChat Digest #606 - Monday, November 23, 1998
 
Re: Beauvarlet-Charpentier Organ collection
  by <Ronnymn@aol.com>
Wurlitzers, Diaphones
  by <KriderSM@aol.com>
Re: Who do I contact?? (X-Posted)
  by <JSRANDKLR@aol.com>
Many of us need to know more about WICKS !!
  by "Paul F. Stapel" <pstapel@spectra.net>
Re: Many of us need to know more about WICKS !!
  by "Kevin Cartwright" <kevin1@alaweb.com>
Re: Wurlitzers, Diaphones
  by "Kevin Cartwright" <kevin1@alaweb.com>
A&E America's Castles (x-posted)
  by "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com>
Trackers, Pistons, En Chamaudes (spelt wrongly) etc!!!
  by "Richard Pinel" <rpinel@theatreorgans.com>
Re: A&E America's Castles (x-posted)
  by <WRansomeJr@aol.com>
"Classical Diaphones"
  by "Kevin Cartwright" <kevin1@alaweb.com>
Thanksgiving
  by "Kevin Cartwright" <kevin1@alaweb.com>
Thanksgiving and Diaphones
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: Thanksgiving
  by <Afreed0904@aol.com>
Composer information
  by "Tom Jones" <tomj@netpath.net>
Re: Beauvarlet-Charpentier Organ collection
  by "Vincent Lefevre" <vlefevere@unicall.be>
 


(back) Subject: Re: Beauvarlet-Charpentier Organ collection From: Ronnymn@aol.com Date: Sun, 22 Nov 1998 08:09:27 EST   I was excited to see the availability of this collection. (Gorenstein) My excitement diminished when a local store said they may be able to secure it, but it may also cost me up to $100. If I spoke French, I would call the publisher myself, but--. Has anyone purchased this and if so would they share their cost with me?? ronnymn@aol.com  
(back) Subject: Wurlitzers, Diaphones From: KriderSM@aol.com Date: Sun, 22 Nov 1998 08:28:55 EST   Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> wrote:     >I think (a diaphone) would make a nice home in some classical organs. Someone   >should try it once. If they don't like it, they can take it   >out...that's the the good thing about pipe organs.     In fact, Lew Williams does a GREAT job of doing just this. In his 'Rhapsody In Blue' CD he plays the "Toccata, from the Fifth Symphony (Charles-Marie Widor) on the Organ Stop Pizza Wurlitzer's 32' Diaphone. It will make a believer of anyone in the classical organ world. AWESOME!! Other classical selections on this most varied (and MY ALL-TIME FAVORITE) CD include Clarke's "Trumpet Voluntary", the "Finale" from William Tell Overture and "Rhapsopdy In Blue". Pops selections include "In The Mood", "King Cotton", "String of Pearls" and "The Wind Beneath My Wings". Williams' classical training certainly makes this the most valuable recording in my collection.   'Rhapsody In Blue' is sold by the Organ Stop Pizza, , 1149 E Southern Ave., Mesa, AZ 85204, Ph602/813-5700.   Kevin surely knows about Lew Williams skills as an organists. Doesn't the Alabama Theatre sell a Lew Williams CD also?   WurliStan    
(back) Subject: Re: Who do I contact?? (X-Posted) From: JSRANDKLR@aol.com Date: Sun, 22 Nov 1998 08:34:57 EST   Dear Richard,   Can you make it as far as New Hampshire? Perhaps we could discuss Riesner tabs over a beer?!?!   Otherwise, have a good trip.   John Richards  
(back) Subject: Many of us need to know more about WICKS !! From: "Paul F. Stapel" <pstapel@spectra.net> Date: Sat, 21 Nov 1998 23:59:27 -0500   Sat Night 11/21/98   I'm a few days late but I need to come out of my lurking to remind Randy T and others that the WICKS Organ Company produces a really fine all digital instrument as well as in combination with any number of pipe ranks which work really well together, doesn't have to cost $50,000 (although can certainly be more expensive if you wish), can be entirely custom built and voiced ( again at more cost) and furthermore is just about 40 miles from RandyT's domicile where you can go hear one in action in their demonstration building. With no high pressure tactics thrown in -- call Jack Jenkins, National Sales Manager 618 654 2191 and set up a visit..   Noting that WICKS organs seem to last and last, 'way beyond their voicing age, should tell you something about their construction... still true today PLUS you get all the newest systems with WICK's tried and true testing backng them up.   So please don't put down a company which is still here, didn't mis-manage itself to death and still produces a product which is always quality and can be as fancy as you are able to pay for.   Paul Stapel, Binghamton, NY, 607 773 1495 Fax 607 772 6501 Sales Director for Mid and East up state New York...call collect!!                
(back) Subject: Re: Many of us need to know more about WICKS !! From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Sun, 22 Nov 1998 08:33:08 -0600   Paul F. Stapel wrote: > > Sat Night 11/21/98 > > I'm a few days late but I need to come out of my lurking to remind Randy T > and others that the WICKS Organ Company produces a really fine all digital > instrument as well as in combination with any number of pipe ranks which > work really well together, doesn't have to cost $50,000 (although can > certainly be more expensive if you wish), can be entirely custom built   I've played a digital Wicks. They are pretty good. However, Mark Wick told me the all Wicks digital organs were more of a low production novelty item that stemmed from the digital/pipe combinations. But, the Wicks digital is the only digital organ I've played and been satisfied with. It must be something about PIPE ORGAN builders...   Kevin C. kevin1@alaweb.com        
(back) Subject: Re: Wurlitzers, Diaphones From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Sun, 22 Nov 1998 08:48:53 -0600   KriderSM@aol.com wrote:   > Kevin surely knows about Lew Williams skills as an organists. Doesn't the > Alabama Theatre sell a Lew Williams CD also? > > WurliStan   Yes, he does. It's called "At Last", and begiuns with, what else, At Last. He ends with the classical piece, "1812 Overture" (full-length), and there is a classical segment in the middle, including the "Ride of the Valkeries" (sp??). It is a wonderful recording with 20 songs on 19 tracks. Lew sells them as well. All proceeds go to the theatre, etc... Why not buy one?????   Kevin C. kevin1@alaweb.com        
(back) Subject: A&E America's Castles (x-posted) From: "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com> Date: Sun, 22 Nov 1998 13:48:49 -0500   Greetings all and Happy Saint Cecilia's Day,   Tonight, (Sunday, 11/22), at 11pm Eastern Time on A&E television ``America's Castles'' will cover Great Movie Palaces. The promo for the program included theatre organ music in the background and it might be worth watching to see if the program covers any interesting theatre organs.   Best regards,   Bonnie Beth Derby orge@dreamscape.com  
(back) Subject: Trackers, Pistons, En Chamaudes (spelt wrongly) etc!!! From: "Richard Pinel" <rpinel@theatreorgans.com> Date: Sat, 21 Nov 1998 20:15:56 -0000   Hi,   I have the great fortune to learn on two (linked) tracker organs (to see about the larger, with info on the smaller to follow look at: http://www.all-saints-church.mcmail.com and go to the music department page, to the bottom of that and click next!!! Sorry about the maze, it's the Vicar's fault, the the humble designers (ie ME!!!)). The larger has 3 manuals with 6 pistons to each (& the pedals) and 6 generals. These suffice for the organ. If you need more you change them half way through the service!!!! The big organ has an 8' Orchestral Trumpet (an En Chamaude) which is so heavy you have to couple it to both the swell and choir organs to make it speak properly - it's great because the heaviness of the action is all part of the power trip of playing full organ!!!!!   I was wondering if anyone knew how I could get hold of a recording of the ACCHO and/or the Wanamaker organ?   Thanks,   Richard Pinel   P.S. If you were wondering how the two organs were linked, the smaller one can couple the great and pedal of the larger, changing the stops by, you guessed it PISTONS!!!!!!!   ======================= Flashy Signature & all that!!!!!    
(back) Subject: Re: A&E America's Castles (x-posted) From: WRansomeJr@aol.com Date: Sun, 22 Nov 1998 17:54:29 EST   In a message dated 11/22/98 10:48:59 AM Pacific Standard Time, orge@dreamscape.com writes:   > > Tonight, (Sunday, 11/22), at 11pm Eastern Time on A&E television > ``America's Castles'' will cover Great Movie Palaces.   Thanks for the "bug in my ear" Bonnie--sounds like a great episode!   Randy Terry  
(back) Subject: "Classical Diaphones" From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Sun, 22 Nov 1998 17:51:15 -0600   About the Diaphones in classical music thing. When mentioning that someone should try using diaphones in classical organs, I intended the statement to refer to classical ORGANS having diaphones, not theatre organs playing classical music, and using the diaphones. I've heard theatre organs playing classical pieces, where the diaphones "come bustin' through the door," and I liked it. Therefore, I think someone should actually add the rank to a strictly classical organ, and see what happens.   Kevin C. kevin1@alaweb.com        
(back) Subject: Thanksgiving From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Sun, 22 Nov 1998 17:58:02 -0600   I was playing the organ for a little country church today, and while that 45min sermon was dronong out, I wondered something, then had an idea. I would be interested to find out who of you out there counted how many times the pastor said in some form or fasion "Thanksgiving should be every day." The church I was at: 16 times.   Kevin C. kevin1@alaweb.com      
(back) Subject: Thanksgiving and Diaphones From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Sun, 22 Nov 1998 20:56:11 -0500   Hi all... In regards to Kevin's remarks on thanksgiving, yes, it should be every day , and prayed to God , how ,in His Infinate Glory and Mercy, has given us all these days, and all that is therein. To diaphones in a classical instrument, myself being a TO nut, would welcome such an awakening. Imagine combined with a 16 ' wood open diapason, 16 ' bourdon, 16 ' trombone, 16 ' faggotte, and -who -knows-what-else, well, I'm just beside myself in goose-bumps! All of the aforementioned in a large reverberant building. Batten down the hatches!!! Rick dutchorgan@svs.net    
(back) Subject: Re: Thanksgiving From: Afreed0904@aol.com Date: Sun, 22 Nov 1998 22:14:41 EST     In a message dated 11.22.98 7:04:03 PM, kevin1@alaweb.com writes:   <<The church I was at: 16 times.>>   I'm a retired pastor, and I can tell you that it is not unheard of, when you have little to say, you say what little you have to say much too many times.   On the other hand, sometimes if you say something 26 times it's still not enough.   But I still agree with you. Sermons should be filled with truths, not with truisms.   Alan Freed, St. Luke's Church, Manhattan  
(back) Subject: Composer information From: "Tom Jones" <tomj@netpath.net> Date: Sun, 22 Nov 1998 22:43:28 -0500   Needing the birth date of Peter Pindar Stearns (1931, it turns out), I happened to find this page, which has links to web pages about a number of composers:   http://www.gprep.org/classical/composers.html   Regards,   Tom Jones Organist/Choir Director Mebane Presbyterian Church, Mebane, N.C.  
(back) Subject: Re: Beauvarlet-Charpentier Organ collection From: Vincent =?iso-8859-1?Q?Lef=E8vre?= <vlefevere@unicall.be> Date: Mon, 23 Nov 1998 09:54:21 +0100     --------------FD74F35BAA73A1570586D901 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit       Ronnymn@aol.com wrote:   > I was excited to see the availability of this collection. (Gorenstein) My > excitement diminished when a local store said they may be able to secure it, > but it may also cost me up to $100. If I spoke French, I would call the > publisher myself, but--. Has anyone purchased this and if so would they share > their cost with me?? ronnymn@aol.com > > Ronny,   What do you want to ask or tell the French speaking publisher? I could act as your interpreter if you like so. E-mail me privately. Regards Vincent vlefevere@unicall.be     --------------FD74F35BAA73A1570586D901 Content-Type: text/html; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <!doctype html public "-//w3c//dtd html 4.0 transitional//en"> <html> &nbsp; <p>Ronnymn@aol.com wrote: <blockquote TYPE=CITE>I was excited to see the availability of this collection. (Gorenstein)&nbsp; My <br>excitement diminished when a local store said they may be able to secure it, <br>but it may also cost me up to $100. If I spoke French, I would call the <br>publisher myself, but--.&nbsp; Has anyone purchased this and if so would they share <br>their cost with me??&nbsp; ronnymn@aol.com <p><a href="mailto:requests@pipechat.org">Ronny,</a></blockquote> What do you want to ask or tell the French speaking publisher? I could act as your interpreter <br>if you like so. E-mail me privately. <br>Regards <br>Vincent <br>vlefevere@unicall.be <br>&nbsp;</html>   --------------FD74F35BAA73A1570586D901--