PipeChat Digest #556 - Friday, October 16, 1998
 
Re: My days of radio programming are over.
  by "Vincent Lef vre" <vlefevere@unicall.be>
>Subject: REAL Difference/Should I even READ these posts?
  by <KriderSM@aol.com>
Re:  PipeChat Digest #555 - 10/15/98
  by <KriderSM@aol.com>
Christopher Herrick at St. Norbert's Abbey, DePere, Wisconsin
  by "Richard F. Weber" <rweber@Aero.net>
Re: My days of radio programming are over.
  by <GHamil9709@aol.com>
Organ console plans
  by "Grandstaff, Larry P." <grandslp@smxcorp.com>
Re: Organ console plans
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com>
Retraction: Rialto not 39 ranks, but. . .
  by <JCarington@aol.com>
Re:  PipeChat Digest #555 - 10/15/98
  by "Keith Fortune" <kfortune@webtv.net>
New Addition
  by "Scottish Theatre Organ Preservation Society" <mail@stops.org>
Re: Retraction: Rialto not 39 ranks, but. . .
  by <RSiegel920@aol.com>
New Addition
  by "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com>
 


(back) Subject: Re: My days of radio programming are over. From: "Vincent Lefèvre" <vlefevere@unicall.be> Date: Thu, 15 Oct 1998 11:42:26 +0200       Bob Conway wrote:   > Dear fellow listers, > > It is with regret that I have to tell you that I am ending my weekly > broadcasts of organ and choral music as of this coming Sunday afternoon.   Bob,   We will miss you! A good idea to look for a speach packet, so toy can sti= ll keep in touch with collegues. Do you know Net2Phone? This pc programm (downloadable freeware) allows you to phone worldwide at local tarificati= on. A very valuable solution in this case. Vincent Lef=E8vre (Belgium) vlefevere@unicall.be    
(back) Subject: >Subject: REAL Difference/Should I even READ these posts? From: KriderSM@aol.com Date: Thu, 15 Oct 1998 06:47:06 EDT   Hi All,   John Carington wrote, "I'm afraid to even open this newsletter. This is one of those issues that has no right answer."   Perhaps I buried my premise too deeply in my original online letter. I am (so I am told) too long-winded when typing. :-}   I glance through most Pipechat posts to learn what knowledge is there to glean. If I can add to the subject, I send a response. If I learn something else from one, I do. If I can add nothing I move on to the next. (Pontificating here...)   While this subject may have been revisited fifty years ago, it is a new one for me, and may be for others. Subjects in which I am knowledgeable, I follow the debates as they unfold and remember my own struggle to comprehend same. (Ho hum! Yawn...)   Psychiatrists claim that the most powerful sex organ is the brain since that is where the perceptions and anticipations originate. Evidently this is true also for the responses to my original (running the issue into the ground here) premise that I can tell the difference and wondered why I could.        
(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #555 - 10/15/98 From: KriderSM@aol.com Date: Thu, 15 Oct 1998 06:47:09 EDT   To Keith Fortune <fortune@webtv.net (Keith Fortune) In a message dated 10/15/1998 8:51:22 AM, you wrote:     >The ranks are: >Tibia, Flute, Open Diapason, Diaphonic Diapason, Quintadena, Saxaphone, >Brass Trumpet, English Post Horn, Vox Humana, Clarinet, Kinura, Oboe, >and 5 ranks of strings. >Care to have another stab at it? >Thanks for your reply. >Keith >   How about a beautiful Robert Morton French Horn rank for the most sultry sound around?   Stan Krider  
(back) Subject: Christopher Herrick at St. Norbert's Abbey, DePere, Wisconsin From: "Richard F. Weber" <rweber@Aero.net> Date: Wed, 14 Oct 1998 21:23:02 -0700   Program: Toccata, Dubois; Chorale 3 1. Franck; Rakoczi March, Berlioz/Best; Fantasia in F minor, Mozart; Prelude and Fugue in D major, Bach; Six Romanian Folk Dance, Bartok; Etude Symphonique, Bossi; Prelude # 1 Wm. L. Webber; Bridal March and Finale, Parry; Adagio, Beethoven; Sortie in B-flat, Lefebure-Wely.   Sunday 18 October 1998, 1:30 P.M. 1959 Casavant with additions: Gt. Trompette and Cymbale III, Sw. Voix Humaine, West end Trompette-en-chamade (w.pr 250 mm [10"] by Schlicker. About 6 seconds reverberation.    
(back) Subject: Re: My days of radio programming are over. From: GHamil9709@aol.com Date: Thu, 15 Oct 1998 10:41:25 EDT   In a message dated 10/14/98 4:41:59 PM US Eastern Standard Time, conwayb@post.queensu.ca writes:   << Once again, thank you all so much. >>   Hang in there, Bob! (Gene Hamilton.... "hanging in there at 75+"  
(back) Subject: Organ console plans From: "Grandstaff, Larry P." <grandslp@smxcorp.com> Date: Thu, 15 Oct 1998 13:55:46 -0400   Hello everyone,   I'm an organist/woodworker/electrical engineer and in the process of restoring a Moller organ. I would like to augment the organ with some electronics and to do this I will need to build a larger console to handle all the features.   So, to make a long story short. I'm looking for plans to build a 4 or 5 manual AGO console. I have checked everywhere on the internet I can think of with no success.   If you could be of any assistance, I would be very appreciative.   Thanks, Larry G. of Pipe Dreams Farm  
(back) Subject: Re: Organ console plans From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Thu, 15 Oct 1998 14:07:52 -0500 (CDT)   At 01:55 PM 10/15/98 -0400, Larry wrote:   >I'm looking for plans to build a 4 or 5 >manual AGO console. I have checked everywhere on the internet I can think >of with no success.   You might find it helpful to consult the *Diapason* for April 1962, p. 40, where there is a summary of the revised report of the AGO committee on the standardization of the console, which lists all the AGO parameters and measurements. Personally, I find AGO consoles a little cramped and uncomfortable. Many of the major organ builders made their consoles in ways that differed somewhat from AGO dimensions. Skinner and M=F6ller consoles, for example, are rather more spacious than AGO standard, and I find them more comfortable to play. Austin consoles are also very comfortable to use, though I think they differ in some ways from AGO standard. Why not find a church which has a console you like, and then go and measure it?   John.    
(back) Subject: Retraction: Rialto not 39 ranks, but. . . From: JCarington@aol.com Date: Thu, 15 Oct 1998 17:27:48 EDT   It's 20-something, but when it's your first time who cares? Lee can tell you I was so timid with the volume at first that I could have gotten more sound out of a window fan. They kept saying: "Louder John! You're not going to blow a speaker! This isn't your Lowrey!"  
(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #555 - 10/15/98 From: kfortune@webtv.net (Keith Fortune) Date: Thu, 15 Oct 1998 15:31:20 -0700 (PDT)   Hi, Stan. Thanks for you suggestion. I hadn't thought of French Horn. It might make a nice addition although it might be a little hard to find one.   Keith    
(back) Subject: New Addition From: "Scottish Theatre Organ Preservation Society" <mail@stops.org> Date: Fri, 16 Oct 1998 00:25:13 +0100   Hello all   I have lurked for long enough.   To introduce myself, I play the unique HiLSDON Orchestral Pipe Organ of = the New Palace Centre, Greenlaw, Scotland, in the capacity of resident = organist, and (to make me sound like a museum piece) was the last = resident theatre organist in Scotland, at the Playhouse Theatre, = Edinburgh, until 1985, and I play for concerts, dances, and silent = movies, as required by promoters, although not as often as my full time = job permits ( I am a Project Manager / Senior Project Engineer for a = company specialising in lighting and sound control systems for all types = of performance venue).   I trained as an organbuilder with the firm of Henry Willis & Sons Ltd in = their Edinburgh branch, travelling the length and breadth of Scotland = in the process, tuning and maintaining, and although I got into theatre = organs at the age of 16, I had to use a 'nom de console' whilst working = for Willis (as he hated everything to do with theatre organs). I was a = founding member of STOPS in 1972, and now devote a lot of time to = promoting the organ for the future generations, and encouraging young = performers.   To find out about STOPS and my/our activities, please see our website. = We have just launched the news of our new and exciting project onto the = net at the address at the end of this posting. As the site says, we = would welcome any comments anyone has, positive, constructive, or = otherwise.   I look forward to a fruitful correspondence with you all.   Larry McGuire MInstSCE   SCOTTISH THEATRE ORGAN PRESERVATION = SOCIETY Help us to Preserve the History, Traditions, and Craftsmanship of = yesterday for the Generations of Tomorrow = and the NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF THEATRE ORGAN = STUDIES=20 Taking the Theatre Pipe Organ = into the 21st Century   See us on the World Wide Web at = < www.stops.org >   =20    
(back) Subject: Re: Retraction: Rialto not 39 ranks, but. . . From: RSiegel920@aol.com Date: Thu, 15 Oct 1998 20:14:09 EDT   In a message dated 10/15/98 4:39:36 PM Central Daylight Time, JCarington@aol.com writes:   << It's 20-something, but when it's your first time who cares? >> I can agree with you on that. I first played that instrument in 1966. I was 12 years old at the time and had to wait go in until after after the late movie @11:00 P.M. That late at night, in that magnificent (but then very taudry ) theater, that monster seemed as big as the Atlantic City Convention Hall organ! R. J. Siegel  
(back) Subject: New Addition From: "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com> Date: Thu, 15 Oct 1998 20:50:54 -0400   Hello Larry McGuire, I just re-subscribed to PipeChat after a hiatus of five months, which included a 3 week trip to Scotland late August/early Sept. Wondering where Greenlaw is? I saw ( and played briefly 4 of them) 7 church pipe organs and heard someone practicing on the new Rieger at St. Giles, Edinburgh. Of the seven I saw, I could only identify 4 of them, and would like to know the website for Great Britain/Scotland (one was in Ford, Northumberland, a Harrison & Harrison). There was also a barrel organ in Culzean Castle near Ayr.   Judy Caldow Ollikkala e-mail address: 71431.2534@compuserve.com