PipeChat Digest #542 - Monday, October 5, 1998
 
Re: proposed practice machine
  by <ComposerTX@aol.com>
poor piano player gets the bug
  by "Orlando Fiol" <fiol@bway.net>
Re: *NEWS FLASH* TheatreOrgans-L is now ONLINE!(x-posted)
  by "Kevin Cartwright" <kevin1@alaweb.com>
Practice organ
  by "Robert  Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net>
Re: Band Organs Again (XP)
  by "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@ameritech.net>
Re: proposed practice machine
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
Back in Business at the (radio) console!
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@post.queensu.ca>
Re: Band Organs Again (XP)
  by <GMeyers645@aol.com>
Re: proposed practice machine
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: Practice organ
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re:TheatreOrgans-L
  by <Musmachns@aol.com>
Re: proposed practice machine
  by <ComposerTX@aol.com>
 


(back) Subject: Re: proposed practice machine From: ComposerTX@aol.com Date: Sun, 4 Oct 1998 09:37:04 EDT   Dear Listers, Many thanks for the volume and creativity of your responses to my question about choice of stops for a 3-manual practice organ. There was absolutely NO consensus, as one could have expected; but there were many great ideas with rationale to back up the positions. I even appreciated those of you who chose not to answer MY question, but made up your own questions and answers. It all made for interesting and insightful reading. Are we a great lot, or what? Regards, Danny Ray  
(back) Subject: poor piano player gets the bug From: Orlando Fiol <fiol@bway.net> Date: Sun, 04 Oct 1998 09:53:17 -0500   Dear Listers,   I'm looking for someone in the New York City area who can give me some exercises and tips for playing pedals. I have been asked to take a look at an organ in a Catholic church on the Lower East Side and to play it if I ever get the urge. The invitation is open for me. There won't be any money in it, but the priest there is a keyboard player of sorts and figured he'd offer me the chance to practice on an organ if I so chose. So, I've got the organ and the time to practice. Now, I just need to know what and how to practice. I'm an accomplished pianist, so the manuals don't seem to be much of a problem. But, of course, I'm a total beginner on the pedals and on setting up registrations and such. So, if any advanced organ students out there would like to help out, I'd really appreciate it. Of course, I'm ashamed to say this, but the reason I'm asking for organ students is that I'm really too poor these days to afford formal lessons. Nonetheless, I'd really like to progress in this newfound love if at all possible.   Thank you, Orlando Fiol    
(back) Subject: Re: *NEWS FLASH* TheatreOrgans-L is now ONLINE!(x-posted) From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Sun, 04 Oct 1998 09:48:18 -0500   Sean Haley wrote: > > Hello List members, > > I have the privilege of announcing the completion of the NEW Theatre > Organs list. Many people have been waiting for this and now it is here!   That's funny...I joined it a day before this announcement came out. I'd be interested to know who the first non-administrative member to sign up is.   Kevin C. kevin1@alaweb.com      
(back) Subject: Practice organ From: "Robert Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net> Date: Sun, 4 Oct 1998 10:18:17 -0500   Thanks for the feedback so far, your help is appreciated. It appears that I have confused some by the mention of my 1 rank instrument which works presently. To clarify: I have had a 4 rank Wicks chest for a few years now. It was originally attached to a Wicks console (which I really hated and have since removed) which was wired to handle the 4 ranks without a relay. The stop list was typical for 1938 but served me well for a couple of years. The newer console has no relay and I am playing only the Rohrflute on one manual just so I can practice for Sunday. I have acquired a relay which I am picking up soon and will then be able to configure the ranks the way I want them. I am not limited by stop tabs (to answer another question) and will custom build a stop rail. So if you think something should be added, feel free to suggest. I kind of want a 4' Dulciana on one or both of the manuals, thoughts?   To address another suggestion which was to extend the Gedeckt and Prin up an octave to avoid borrowing from the Rohrflute, I agree and was leaning on that anyway, so thanks, decision to extend is a go.   The main goal is to have a good quality practice instrument with variable sounds which do not tire the ear. Unification can not be avoided, but I think it can be tasteful. The decision to go Baroque vs. a more trad. scheme rests a great deal on space limitations.   Keep the ideas flowing, hopefully we can all get something out of this.   Gratefully   Robert Eversman Mineral Point, WI              
(back) Subject: Re: Band Organs Again (XP) From: "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@ameritech.net> Date: Sun, 04 Oct 1998 11:53:43 -0500   Ronald Warren wrote: > > Thanks for the info,I was looking for cd's,but I am loving looking at all > the sites. > > Ronald Warren > Check out the Organ Historical Society. They list band organ recordings in their catalog.   Jon C. Habermaas  
(back) Subject: Re: proposed practice machine From: DRAWKNOB@aol.com Date: Sun, 4 Oct 1998 14:01:59 EDT   Danny Ray,   Sorry, what was your original question? I seem to have lost it.   John Gambill Organist/Choirmaster Oak Cliff Christian Church Dallas, Texas  
(back) Subject: Back in Business at the (radio) console! From: Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca> Date: Sun, 04 Oct 1998 20:07:38 -0400   Hi folks,   I have returned to the radio station console filling in for a colleague who had a very nasty argument with a car whilst riding his bike downtown. He has damage to his spine and looks as though he may be in the hospital for months to come. As we "geriatric brigade" have to look after each other, I have decided to take over his show until Christmas, - if not for a lot longer. My own "Voicings" programme has been put on the back burner for the time being. I am producing "A la Carte" on Sunday afternoons from 2.00 to 4.00 pm. This programme has been a sort of operatic showcase up until now, and where-ever I can, I shall attempt to keep some operatic content, but I have also ideas of a mix of organ, choral and other music that I am more familiar with!   I played a bit of a mix this afternoon, a short opera by Monteverdi, "The Return of Ulysses", followed by Wagner's Symphony in C Major, which he wrote when he was only 20, and it sounds far more like Mozart or early Beethoven than Wagner, I rounded off the two hours with three arias recorded by Jussi Bjoerling less than a month before his death in September of 1960.   Next week's programme is more my "cup of tea". I shall be playing the Bizet/ Schedrin "Carmen Suite" - wherein if you can recognise much Bizet you would be lucky! Followed by a couple of Canzoni by Giovanni Gabrieli for organ and brass, a Bach Cantata No 169, sung by the Russian alto Zara Dolukhanova, and finally the two soprano arias from Verdi's "Otello" Act IV sung by helen jepson in a 1939 Metropolitan Opera House recording.   CFRC-FM can be heard on the Internet via Real Audio. We have been receiving e-mails from all over the globe, today one came in from Catalonia, Spain! Go to CFRC's Web Page for further details and a link to the Real Audio software if you need it. But make sure that you are using Real Audio G2 for we have configured our Server to work best with that version.   See my signature line below for CFRC-FM's Web Page, and also my own, which is actually based in London England! Give it time to load the Bach Prelude and Fugue, which is a sizeable MIDI file, and the reason that I couldn't use the University's Server for my Web page, it simply is too big for our Server!   Happy listening! Bob Conway   <conwayb@post.queensu.ca> http://www.greenford.demon.co.uk/bob/   Classics Director CFRC-FM 101.9 MHz Radio Queen's University Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6 CANADA   http://www.queensu.ca/cfrc    
(back) Subject: Re: Band Organs Again (XP) From: GMeyers645@aol.com Date: Sun, 4 Oct 1998 21:46:27 EDT   >Ronald Warren wrote: > >Looking for information on "Band Organs" > This weekend, Oct, 2-4, the Mid-America Chapter of The Musical Box Society International held it's fall meeting in the Chicago, IL area.   The featured event of this meeting was touring and the demonstration of the "Jasper Sanfilippo Collection". This meeting was the inaugural event for his restoration of the Eden Palais salon carousel from France and the restored and operation of a Gavioli 89-key band organ. Jaspers' collection consists of numerous items of mechanical musical instruments, among these is a Wurlitzer 180 band organ, a DeCap Zenith 121-key dance organ and many other band, military, dance and fairground organs that have been fully restored and operating. Another highlight of this tour was the concert-demonstration and tour of Jaspers' 5/80 Wurlitzer Theatre Organ with Ron Rhode playing 2 - 1 hour sets at the keyboard.   The MBSI can be found at <http:/www.mbsi.org/> I believe this site and it's associated links will more than satisfy your Band Organ quest.   Grant Meyers GMeyers645@aol.com  
(back) Subject: Re: proposed practice machine From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Sun, 4 Oct 1998 22:22:39 -0400 (EDT)     >Many thanks for the volume and creativity of > your responses to my question about choice > of stops for a 3-manual practice organ. > It all made for interesting and insightful > reading. Are we a great lot, or what? Of course we are!!! Now, Danny, tell us about your 3/65 practice machine!!! (rmmmmmmm, rmmmmmmmmm)   ........................bruce cornely........................ o o o o ______________ o o o o o h o o ______________ o o g o o o s o ______________ o a o o   ............. cremona84000@webtv.net ............       It is fatal to let any dog know that he is funny, for he immediately loses his head and starts hamming it up. -- PG Woodhouse (...amazing what we learn from our dogs. ed)    
(back) Subject: Re: Practice organ From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Sun, 4 Oct 1998 22:48:38 -0400 (EDT)     >The main goal is to have a good quality > practice instrument with variable sounds > which do not tire the ear. Unification can not > be avoided, but I think it can be tasteful. The > decision to go Baroque vs. a more trad. > scheme rests a great deal on space > limitations.   Robert, My mind harks back to a Schlicker I played in the late 70's. Great Principal 8 4 Rohrflote 8 Gemshorn 4 2 Fagot 16 8   Swell Rohrflote 8 4 Gemshorn 8 1-1/3 (1-12 from Rohrflote) Principal 2 Fagot 8 4   Pedal Bourdon 16 8 Principal 8 4 Gemshorn 4 2 Fagot 16 8 4   T'was a wonderful organ for practice (4 seconds reverberation didn't hurt either)   ........................bruce cornely........................ o o o o ______________ o o o o o h o o ______________ o o g o o o s o ______________ o a o o   ............. cremona84000@webtv.net ............       It is fatal to let any dog know that he is funny, for he immediately loses his head and starts hamming it up. -- PG Woodhouse (...amazing what we learn from our dogs. ed)    
(back) Subject: Re:TheatreOrgans-L From: Musmachns@aol.com Date: Sun, 4 Oct 1998 23:41:22 EDT   Could you remind us how to contact and subscribe to this list? Thanks, Andy S.   For another site with a band organ, check out our page at www.MusicHouse.org  
(back) Subject: Re: proposed practice machine From: ComposerTX@aol.com Date: Mon, 5 Oct 1998 01:02:08 EDT   I'm considering a 3-manual tracker practice machine, not really an organ. I would have a small bourdon 16-8-4 in the pedal, and each of the manuals would have one, non-unified stop. There would be no couplers. What would your three choices for the manual stops be? xoxox Dray