PipeChat Digest #547 - Friday, October 9, 1998
 
Re: New to this list
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: Organs On High - followup
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Organs in the Round
  by <ComposerTX@aol.com>
Re: Lowrey Organo
  by <GHamil9709@aol.com>
 


(back) Subject: Re: New to this list From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Thu, 8 Oct 1998 21:19:34 -0400 (EDT)   I'm single, (50 --geez, I can't believe I said that out loud!) except for three beagles (duncan, miles and molly), and am organist for a Catholic church here in Gainesville FL. We have a 2/21 1982 Moller, which will be tonally finished by George Bozeman in the next month or so. My primary interest is in 19th century mechanical action organs, and more specifically, the smaller ones (thought I'd never say that). I have restored one organ, a 1906 MP Moller tracker with tubular pneumatic pedal (two 16 Bourdon stops, one being a Lieblich Gedeckt). It is 17 stops and beautiful. I even got to restore the stencilling on the facade pipes. Unfortunately, they wanted louder and louder and the Moller sits idly behind an Allen-thing. The Moller spec is: Great: 8 Open Diapason, Doppelflute, Violin, Dulciana, 4 Octave, Flute d'amour. Swell: 16 Bourdon tc, 8 Open Diapason, Stopped Flute, Salicional, Voix Celeste, AEoline, 4 Harmonic Flute, 2 Flautina, 8 Oboe. Tremulant Pedal: 16 Bourdon, Lieblich Gedeckt   It was such a wonderful organ to play. I would love to have something like that at home to practice on and, of course, tinker with.   I've done some miscellaneous work on a 3/16 Wicks, but I prefer mechanical because it's more "intimate" and visible.   My grandmother and her sister were organists at the Florida Theatre in Jacksonville. Unfortuately the organ was silenced before I got to hear it and now is in Manasote (note below):   FORMER JACKSONVILLE THEATRE/ANDRE HALL WURLITZER =A0The Manasota Theatre Organ Society [Mana - Manatee County / sota - Sarasota County] purchased the Wurlitzer style 260. We are installing it in Grace Baptist Church in Sarasota, FL. The 5 year old auditorium seats 1500 people. The Wurlitzer is being expanded to a 4/32. Three of the ranks will be a large scale mixture. =A0Wurlitzer Style 260 Stop List =A016' Diaphone/diapason 16' Tibia 16' Flute 16' Tuba 8' Brass Trumpet 8' Clarinet 8' Oboe Horn 8' Brass Saxophone 8' Quintadina 8' Solo String 8' Orchestral Oboe 8' Kinura 8' Vox Humana 8' VDO 8' VDO Celeste =A0We are adding the following: 8' Lieblich Flute 16' Flute Conique/Spitz Flute 8' Spitz Flute Celeste 8' Horn Diapason 8' Tibia [10" wp] 8' Vox Humana [Robt. Morton] 8' Violin/Salicional 8' Voix Celeste 8' Post Horn [new] 8' Tuba Mirabilis [new] 4' Harmonic Flute [Robt. Morton 15"wp] 16' Gamba 8' Gamba Celeste 8' Flute Celeste Mixture III I sure hope it's happy in its hew home.   Do keep in touch, and welcome to the list. Not that I'm trying to get rid of you, but a new theatre organ list has just started. I don't remember the name of it, but if you post a note on pipechat I'm sure someone will help.   ........................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: Organs On High - followup From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Thu, 8 Oct 1998 22:07:50 -0400 (EDT)   What is it with LOUD organs. We had a hymn festival at my church on Sunday and I got to hear the organ from the nave. Geezum! It hurt, is was so ^%$&%# loud. Boy is that baby going to get softened. No wonder so many people complain about organs. I never use the mixture because it's ugly, but I didn't realize it was so loud, too! eerrrrrgh! And the chamade is used very sparingly. It's been a while since I'v heard a "new" organ, but I certainly hope that times have changed! Yeessssss! Yet another reason I like OHS so much!   ........................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: Organs in the Round From: ComposerTX@aol.com Date: Thu, 8 Oct 1998 22:25:26 EDT   Danny Ray here. I believe you're referring to the organ at Lewis and Clark college in Oregon, Portland or Salem maybe. Regards, Danny Ray  
(back) Subject: Re: Lowrey Organo From: GHamil9709@aol.com Date: Thu, 8 Oct 1998 23:03:30 EDT   In a message dated 10/8/98 10:18:57 AM US Eastern Standard Time, desertbob@truelink.net writes:   << Hey...they weren't THAT bad. They sure beat the pants off of any Thomas! Thomas...the real Gulbransen...Baldwin...Conn...Wurlitzer...all out of the business, or gone altogether. Guess who's left? Lowery! >>   True...and would you believe that when I was in the market many years ago... hooked on the Lowrey spinet .... I had heard that they were in financial trouble and were expected to go "belly up" at any time. As a result, I decided not to buy one and bought something else even though I much preferred the Lowrey. Just shows that you should not be influenced by rumors... Gene Hamilton