PipeChat Digest #545 - Thursday, October 8, 1998
 
Fw: Home Practice Organ
  by "Robert  Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net>
FOR SALE: c. 1968 ALLEN THEATRE-15
  by "W. Scarboro" <scarboro@digital.net>
Re: Fw: Home Practice Organ
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: Fw: Home Practice Organ
  by <Prestant16@aol.com>
Lowery Organo?
  by "Frank Johnson" <usd465@horizon.hit.net>
New to this list
  by "Keith Fortune" <kfortune@webtv.net>
Re: New to this list
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: New to this list
  by <NatOrg321@aol.com>
 


(back) Subject: Fw: Home Practice Organ From: "Robert Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net> Date: Wed, 7 Oct 1998 07:29:36 -0500   I'm also thinking of not using a principal for now and perhaps adding it later when I can afford the bottom basses. What are your thoughts on this stop list? > If you are afraid to voice your thoughts on the air, please contact me direct. The more I plan, the less I wire and the more I can practice! I can make changes, additions easily at this point. Try to imagine practicing various works on this instrument, what would you need or miss?     > Organ is all exposed with no couplers anywhere > > 4 ranks action = Wicks Wind Pressure = 3.25" > > pipe analysis > > 16' HolzGedeckt 85 pipes (med. scale-wood) > 8' Rohrflute 85 pipes (med. scale-wood) > 8' Dulciana 73 pipes (small scale no slots) > 8' Salicional 73 pipes (small scale w/slots) > > total = 316 pipes > > > LOWER MANUAL > > 8' Dulciana > 8' Rohrflute > 4' HolzGedeckt > 4' Dulciana > 1' Rohrflute (top oct. breaks back) > > > > UPPER MANUAL > > 8' Dulciana > 8' Salicional > 8' HolzGedeckt > 4' Rohrflute > 2-2/3' String Twelfth > 2' HolzGedeckt (top 12 fr. Rohrflute) > > PEDAL > > 16' HolzGedeckt > 8' Rohrflute > 8' HolzGedeckt > 8' Dulciana > 8' Salicional > 4' Rohrflute > 4' Salicional > > > > Robert Eversman > Mineral Point, WI. >  
(back) Subject: FOR SALE: c. 1968 ALLEN THEATRE-15 From: "W. Scarboro" <scarboro@digital.net> Date: Wed, 7 Oct 1998 13:41:33 -0400   FOR SALE: c. 1968 ALLEN THEATRE-15 electronic organ. A perfect subject for a well planned restoration. Organ currently in close to unplayable condition. Two manual and pedal plus percussion and traps. Organ has one external speaker cabinet and console speakers. Console woodwork in good shape. Organ located in private residence in Cocoa, Florida. Buyer must remove. Must sell by Oct. 16th 1998. Price: $ 1,200 OBO Please contact Will Scarboro at <scarboro@digital.net > for more infomation, stoplist, and condition report.     ************************************************************** Will Scarboro--Organ Historian American Municipal Pipe Organ Research Project Organist, Pineda Presbyterian Church-Melbourne, FL 1996 OHS E. Power Biggs Fellow **************************************************************      
(back) Subject: Re: Fw: Home Practice Organ From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Wed, 7 Oct 1998 15:00:49 -0400 (EDT)     >I'm also thinking of not using a principal for > now and perhaps adding it later when I can > afford the bottom basses. If it were my organ I would go ahead and put the Principal 8 on it, even I used stopped basses for the low 12 or low 7; but I think the sound is far to useful and pleasant to avoid.   Try to imagine practicing various works on this instrument, what would you need or miss?     >4 ranks =A0 action =3D Wicks =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 >Wind Pressure =3D 3.25" >pipe analysis >16' =A0HolzGedeckt =A0 85 pipes (med. scale-wood) >8'=A0 Rohrflute =A0 =A0 =A0 85 pipes (med. scale-wood) >8' =A0Dulciana =A0 =A0 =A0 73 pipes (small scale no slots) >8' =A0Salicional =A0 =A0 73 pipes (small scale w/slots) =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=   =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 total =3D 316 pipes   ? don't you have a 1 rank chest? (original?)   LOWER MANUAL >8' =A0 =A0 Dulciana >8' =A0 =A0 Rohrflute >4' =A0 =A0 HolzGedeckt >4' =A0 =A0 Dulciana >1' =A0 =A0 Rohrflute (top oct. breaks back)   8 Principal (1-7 or 1-12 st wood; or Haskell) 8 Holzgedeckt 8 Dulciana 4 Octave (8') 4 Rohrflute 2 Dulciana (8, top from flute)   UPPER MANUAL >8' =A0 =A0 Dulciana >8' =A0 =A0 Salicional >8' =A0 =A0 HolzGedeckt >4' =A0 =A0 Rohrflute >2-2/3' String Twelfth >2' =A0 =A0 HolzGedeckt (top 12 fr. Rohrflute)   8 Rohrflute 8 Salicional 4 Principal (8) 4 Holzgedeckt 2-2/3 Nazard (rohrflute) 2 Octave (8 prin)     PEDAL >16' =A0 =A0 HolzGedeckt >8' =A0 =A0 Rohrflute >8' =A0 =A0 HolzGedeckt >8' =A0 =A0 Dulciana >8' =A0 =A0 Salicional >4' =A0 =A0 Rohrflute >4' =A0 =A0 Salicional   16 Holzgedeckt 8 Principal (if st bass, a soft 5-1/3 Dulciana could be included for strength, 1-12) 8 Rohrflute 8 Salicional 4 Octave (8) 4 Holzgedeckt 2 Rohrflote I think the 2-2/3 string or dulciana would be of insufficient power or breadth to really be successful, although I don't like using the Rohrflote for 8 2-2/3 and 2, the Holzgedeckt would not work as well on the 2-2/3 because of its prominent quint.   If I had to make a choice between the Dulciana and the Principal, I would opt for the Principal because, although pleasant to listen to, Dulcianas tend to be slow speaking and therefore somewhat annoying for practice.   Good luck. Keep us posted.   ........................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 Wodehouse (...amazing what we learn from our dogs. ed)    
(back) Subject: Re: Fw: Home Practice Organ From: Prestant16@aol.com Date: Wed, 7 Oct 1998 20:16:10 EDT   Well, here is a perfect time to demonstrate what I have learned from an organbuilder I am working for.   You ask yourself these questions: 1. What is the organ going to be used for? 2. How much space is avalable 3. What is the budget   #1. is the most important. The insturment is going to be used for practice, so all you really need is for the organ to make a sound on each note. so why not this:   Manual I: 8' Rohr Flute (Med. Sc.)   Manual II: 8' Holz-Gedeckt (Smallest of all the flutes) or Quintadena   Pedal: 8' Bass Flute (Lg. Scale)   If you really want a little variety add a 4' Gemshorn in one of the manuals.   It comes down to this: You are only going to practice on the organ, why bother to have 10 or 12 stops when you are only going to end up using the 8' flute most of the time? When I was first told this, I wanted a mixture and 2' stops and a pedal reed in my practice organ, but I realized all that was not necessary. The the above specification you have 2 distinctly differant manual flutes and a good size pedal flute.   The Noack organ company built many insturments like the one above, and they sold like it was the greatest thing to happen to organbuilding.   My suggestion: KEEP IT SIMPLE.   Here is some food for thaught, my home organ spec (completed in summer 1999)   MANUAL I: 8' Metal Gedeckt 4' Gemshorn   Manual II: 8' Quintadena 2' Gemshorn   Pedal: 8' Bass Flute   II to I I to P II to P   A little overkill with the 2' in manual II, but I already have the pipes and the means to build a chest with a little extra table space.   -William C.  
(back) Subject: Lowery Organo? From: usd465@horizon.hit.net (Frank Johnson) Date: Wed, 7 Oct 1998 22:22:33 -0500   Who can tell me anything about the Lowery Organo? I have just acquired one that I used 18 years ago.   Frank   Frank R. Johnson (KA0API) Spirit of New Orleans - clarinet/leader http://www.hit.net/~usd465/ 1922 E. 14th Winfield, KS 67156      
(back) Subject: New to this list From: kfortune@webtv.net (Keith Fortune) Date: Wed, 7 Oct 1998 22:17:41 -0700 (PDT)   Hello to all. I'm new to this and I'd like to introduce myself. My name is Keith Fortune and I live in Portland, Oregon. I'm single, 38 years old, and have been playing music all of my life. I have been a staff organist at the Oaks Park Roller Rink for about 10 years. The instrument is a 4/18 Wurlitzer with the pipes suspended over the center of the rink floor unenclosed. I have been an avid pipe organ enthusiast for 25 years and have been involved with the restoration and repair of a few organs including a 2/9 Estey, and the Oaks Wurlitzer. I have a Hammond C2 in my home, and about half of a 2/8 Wurlitzer, which belongs to a friend, stored in my basement which we hope to install somewhere soon. It was a nice surprise to find this list and I hope to meet a lot of others with the same interests.   Keith    
(back) Subject: Re: New to this list From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Thu, 8 Oct 1998 01:27:16 -0400 (EDT)   Welcome, Keith. I heard the Oaks Park organ at a skating party two years ago when I was in Portland with the Organ Historical Society. It certainly was a treat. Glad you're on the list. Post often!   ........................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 Wodehouse (...amazing what we learn from our dogs. ed)    
(back) Subject: Re: New to this list From: NatOrg321@aol.com Date: Thu, 8 Oct 1998 01:46:29 EDT   Dear Keith, Nice to have you on the list. The Wurlitzer at your rink sounds very interesting. Reminds me of the Skinner at Girard College Chapel which is also suspended over the ceiling of that place. Hope you find lots to interest you and many nice people! Regards, Russell Jackson.