PipeChat Digest #562 - Wednesday, October 21, 1998
 
Re: Traveling Moller Theatre Organ
  by <Steskinner@aol.com>
Tom Hoehn Address                  Veague
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Deaths
  by "R A Campbell" <rcampbel@U.Arizona.EDU>
Re: St. Paul's, San Diego
  by "Bud" <budchris@earthlink.net>
St. Paul's San Diego
  by "Blaine Ricketts" <blaineri@home.com>
St. Paul's Down-Spouts
  by "Bud" <budchris@earthlink.net>
Re: Demise of Willis and Hill Norman & Beard
  by "Jason D. Comet" <bombarde8@juno.com>
Re: Power sag from blower startup...Solution to blower startup problems
  by "Jason D. Comet" <bombarde8@juno.com>
Re: Power sag from blower startup...Solution to blower startupproblems
  by <GRSCoLVR@aol.com>
re: ron yost                  fr:  dutchorgan@svs.net
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
More Favs
  by "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com>
New Austin organ
  by <KriderSM@aol.com>
Re: New Austin organ
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com>
National Shrine Kilgen Consoles
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
 


(back) Subject: Re: Traveling Moller Theatre Organ From: Steskinner@aol.com Date: Tue, 20 Oct 1998 06:43:51 EDT   In a message dated 98-10-17 23:52:35 EDT, George Butterfield writes:   << An interesting side note concerns the big trumpets Bud wrote about. They were commissioned for the Pizza installation by Edward Barr, one of the partners, last of Brass Bell trumpets by one of Moller's noted reed voicers (name escapes me). After the restaurant was closed they somehow ended up in a shop in Los Angeles where they sat for years. A few years ago Ed Barr heard of them and repurchased the set, donating them to the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in San Diego where San Diego's only Aeolian-Skinner was being rebuilt and enlarged. So, the big brass honkers now look at everyone in the pews, and to paraphrase Bud, you STILL don't want to be near those things.>>   Dear List;   I (along with Dale Schweitzer of Organge, CA) installed those hosanna horns and I think they are GLORIOUS (of course!). Not only to hear, but the spun brass bell-shaped resonators are awesome. The only parts of the A-S that were altered were the great and positiv which sat on flower boxes along the side of the chancel. There is now an expanded great and positiv, with additions to the pedal in a stunning facade by Wicks on the back wall of the chancel. The organ still has a divided swell, choir division and solo (bombarde) in the orginal chambers. Consultant on the additions was Philip Steinhouse, former A-S cheif who died recently.   Steven Skinner First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant Erie, PA  
(back) Subject: Tom Hoehn Address Veague From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Tue, 20 Oct 1998 07:28:14 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=_NextPart_000_000C_01BDFBFB.32B18620 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Tommy...send me your e-mail address to dutchorgan@svs.net=20   ------=_NextPart_000_000C_01BDFBFB.32B18620 Content-Type: text/html; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD W3 HTML//EN"> <HTML> <HEAD>   <META content=3Dtext/html;charset=3Diso-8859-1 = http-equiv=3DContent-Type> <META content=3D'"MSHTML 4.71.1712.3"' name=3DGENERATOR> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT color=3D#800080 size=3D2>Tommy...send me your e-mail address = to <A=20 href=3D"mailto:dutchorgan@svs.net">dutchorgan@svs.net</A>=20 </FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=_NextPart_000_000C_01BDFBFB.32B18620--    
(back) Subject: Deaths From: R A Campbell <rcampbel@U.Arizona.EDU> Date: Tue, 20 Oct 1998 05:58:05 -0700 (MST)   New, Updates to: http://www.u.arizona.edu/~rcampbel/deaths.html   ^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^ R. A. Campbell, KUAT Communications-Modern Languages Building P.O.Box 210067 University of Arizona, Tucson AZ 85721    
(back) Subject: Re: St. Paul's, San Diego From: Bud <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 20 Oct 1998 07:47:53 -0700   Concerning the (former) Aeolian-Skinner at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in San Diego,   Steve Skinner wrote:   (snip)   > The only parts of the A-S that were > altered were the great and positiv which sat on flower boxes along the side of > the chancel. There is now an expanded great and positiv, with additions to > the pedal in a stunning facade by Wicks on the back wall of the chancel. The > organ still has a divided swell, choir division and solo (bombarde) in the > orginal chambers. Consultant on the additions was Philip Steinhouse, former > A-S cheif who died recently. > > Steven Skinner > First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant > Erie, PA >   A correction and some comments: there is no Choir division at St. Paul's. The divided Swell divisions (each with its own intermanual couplers and expression shoe) sorta function like a Choir organ ... as I recall, the enclosed Clarinet is on one of 'em.   The Solo-Bombarde division has been sadly compromised ... I never played the organ before the rebuild, but most of the knobs engraved with names of 8' color stops and strings now play big reeds ... I don't know if the color stops were removed, or if they were only prepared for. In any case, the Solo-Bombarde is NOT what it was intended to be originally.   As to the new work, it's mostly Wicks, replete with aluminum down-spout facade pipes. The sound is loud, louder and loudest. The retired Canon Liturgist (and later acting Dean), himself a musician, used to wear earplugs when he had to sing the High Mass!   This is NOT an Aeolian-Skinner in the grand tradition, in my humble opinion.   Bud Clark St. Matthew's Newport Beach CA USA    
(back) Subject: St. Paul's San Diego From: Blaine Ricketts <blaineri@home.com> Date: Tue, 20 Oct 1998 08:34:09 -0700   Bud Clark spouted the following:   The Solo-Bombarde division has been sadly compromised ... I never played the organ before the rebuild, but most of the knobs engraved with names of 8' color stops and strings now play big reeds ... I don't know if the color stops were removed, or if they were only prepared for. In any case, the Solo-Bombarde is NOT what it was intended to be originally.   As to the new work, it's mostly Wicks, replete with aluminum down-spout facade pipes. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   I personally contracted this job as the then Wicks Rep. Thers were no pipes removed from any division and there are no aluminum pipes in the organ.   Edgar Billips, the church, and most people who hear the organ are very happy. the church has plans for further future additions when funds permit. The placement of the Great and Positiv so that it spoke straight down the nave instead of side ways in the original installation, allows for future expansion where none was available before.   Blaine Ricketts    
(back) Subject: St. Paul's Down-Spouts From: Bud <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 20 Oct 1998 09:10:58 -0700   Coulda fooled ME! Maybe it was because they SOUNDED like aluminum down-spouts ...   Bud Clark St. Matthew's-in-the-Shopping-Center Newport Beach CA USA    
(back) Subject: Re: Demise of Willis and Hill Norman & Beard From: bombarde8@juno.com (Jason D. Comet) Date: Tue, 6 Oct 1998 06:24:37 -0400   Can I have that mailing address if it's still available please. I'd like to see, if the are still in buisness, if they would like to build (or rebuild, HA) Bethany's insturment. Then Watertown will have 2 HN&B organs. Jason Comet bombarde8@juno.com |\ Worship Chairperson, Organ Curator, | \ organist, choir director, director of music, O and janitor at Bethany U.M. Church, Watertown, NY   On Thu, 17 Sep 1998 21:29:01 -0700 "Richard F. Weber" <rweber@Aero.net> writes: >Has anyone heard anthing about the demise of Willis and Hill, Norman & >Beard? > >Richard Weber > >Milwaukee > > >"Pipe Up and Be Heard!" >PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics >HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org >List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org >Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org >Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org > >   ___________________________________________________________________ You don't need to buy Internet access to use free Internet e-mail. Get completely free e-mail from Juno at http://www.juno.com or call Juno at (800) 654-JUNO [654-5866]  
(back) Subject: Re: Power sag from blower startup...Solution to blower startup problems From: bombarde8@juno.com (Jason D. Comet) Date: Tue, 6 Oct 1998 06:23:01 -0400   Can I have more info. please. I don't like the way our blower starts. It starts too fast. (say, 3 seconds from key turn until full reservoirs) Plus it's also noisy. Jason Comet bombarde8@juno.com |\ Worship Chairperson, Organ Curator, | \ organist, choir director, director of music, O at Bethany U.M. Church, Watertown, NY   On Tue, 15 Sep 1998 23:11:46 EDT ORGANUT@aol.com writes: >Kevin, > >The best thing going for 3phase A/C induction motors is a device >called >adjustable frequency drive. This is a solid state device which takes >single >phase or three phase power on the input side and converts it to >adjustable >frequency three phase power on the output side. Since the speed of >an A/C >induction motor is determined by the line frequency of the A/C power, >this >device starts the motor from zero and slowly accelerates it to >whatever max >speed has been selected. This process is called soft start, and >limits the >motor start current to a level far below that of a "locked rotor >across the >line start". You also have full torque regardless of the speed >setting. >These devices are now available at a price less than an equivalent >size >rotophase unit. I am using a five horsepower unit on my pipe organ, >and was >able to get the spencer blower to go from 12" static to 15" static by >increasing the speed from 1725 to 1800 RPM. If you or anyone else is >interested in one of these adjustable frequency solid state drives, >let me >know and I can go into a more detailed explanation of the unit, and >what its' >limitations are. > >I recently retired from Miss Power Co. and many of the electric >utilities are >using these devices on smaller A/C induction motors(1 to 25 HP) for >energy >management. > >The 5 HP unit I have Is approximately 7 inches square by 7 inches >deep, is >microprocessor controlled, and has a keypad for setting up operating >parameters, runs very cool and cost $545.00 > >ORGANUT @AOL.COM >Phil Lons Jr. >228-832-3475 > >"Pipe Up and Be Heard!" >PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics >HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org >List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org >Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org >Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org > >   ___________________________________________________________________ You don't need to buy Internet access to use free Internet e-mail. Get completely free e-mail from Juno at http://www.juno.com or call Juno at (800) 654-JUNO [654-5866]  
(back) Subject: Re: Power sag from blower startup...Solution to blower startupproblems From: GRSCoLVR@aol.com Date: Tue, 20 Oct 1998 16:24:43 EDT   Jason:   Please give more information on your blower so the problem,, if any,,,can be assessed properly...Make,, Model,,,serial number and any other pertinent info.. Thanks,   Roc  
(back) Subject: re: ron yost fr: dutchorgan@svs.net From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Tue, 20 Oct 1998 16:26:37 -0500   Dear Ron...Think I'm onto 'text only' now. Thanks. ps.. Good to know you like Dutch street organs. So do I. Much better than loud carousel organs . Rick dutchorgan@svs.net    
(back) Subject: More Favs From: "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com> Date: Tue, 20 Oct 1998 18:10:34 -0400   My list, not in any order:   "Little Fugue in G Minor" J. S. Bach "St. Anne Prelude and Fugue in Eb" "" "Chaconne, Prelude, Fugue" Buxtehude "First Symphony" Vierne "Sixth Symphony" Widor "Chorale III in A Minor" Franck "Rhosymedre" R. V. Williams "Solemn Entry" W. Davies "Theme & Variations on Veni Creator" Durufle "Victimae Pascal" Tournemire   one extra for good measure, brass and organ, "Poeme Heroique" Dupre   Judy Ollikkala P. S. I can only play the V. Wms. "Rhosymedre" in public, working on "Little Fugue", wouldn't pretend to try the rest!! Hope I got them with correct titles.  
(back) Subject: New Austin organ From: KriderSM@aol.com Date: Tue, 20 Oct 1998 21:42:07 EDT   FYI   Peebles & Herzog Inc. has just installed a new Austin organ in the new sanctuary of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Upper Arlington, Ohio.   Michael Murray played the dedicatory recital on Sunday afternoon, October 11. His program consisted of: Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor (BWV 582) - J. S. Bach Grande Piece Symphonique (Op.17) - Cesar Frank Cortage et Litanie, Antiphon (from Op. 18), Chorale and Fugue (Op.57) - Marcel Dupre   Specifications for Austin pipe organ, opus 2771 Stopkey console, electric key and stop action   14 general pistons, 34 ranks   GREAT CHOIR (expressive) PEDAL Violone 16' Spire Flute 16' Resultant 32' Principal 8' Concert Flute 8' Open Wood 16' Harmonic Flute 8' Spire Flute 8' Subbass 16' Bourdon 8' Flute Celeste 8' Violone 16' Violone 8' Koppelflute 4' Spire Flute 16' Octave 4' Octave 2' Octave 8' Super Octave 2' Clarinet 8' Violone 8' Fourniture IV Tremolo Spire Flute 8' Trumpet 8' Choral Bass 4' Tremolo Trombone 16' Basson 16' SWELL (expressive) Trumpet 8' Violin Diapason 8' Hautbois 4' Chimney Flute 8' Viole de Gamba 8' Voix Celeste, TC 8' Principal 4' Waldflute 4' Flute 2' Cornet, TC III Quinte 1 1/3' Plein Jeu IV Basson Hautbois 16' Trompette 8'   This organ sits in the rear balcony in a sanctuary with hardened walls to reflect the sound, a stone floor and unpadded pews. The installation uses the Austin Universal Air Chest.   Monday evening following the dedication, the Columbus Chapter AGO held their monthly meeting there. Murray again performed the Symphonique in a mini- recital. Organ builder Mike Herzog and architect Craig VanderVeen were on hand to discuss the entry of church and pipe organ building into the 21st century.   Afterward, Herzog led interested members into the air chest for a first hand glimpse of an Austin's mechanical actions. The most unusual experience was when several members allowed themselves to be inside the air chest while the organ was playing.   Musically, Stan    
(back) Subject: Re: New Austin organ From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Tue, 20 Oct 1998 21:42:32 -0500 (CDT)   At 09:42 PM 10/20/98 EDT, Stan wrote:   >Afterward, Herzog led interested members into the air chest for a first hand >glimpse of an Austin's mechanical actions. The most unusual experience was >when several members allowed themselves to be inside the air chest while the >organ was playing.   This suggests that the instrument has an Austin "walk-in" chest. I had thought that Austin were no longer building these, but only the "crawl-in" chests. Was this really a new Austin with a "walk-in" chest or does it have "crawl-in" chests or was it a secondhand instrument?   John.    
(back) Subject: National Shrine Kilgen Consoles From: ScottFop@aol.com Date: Wed, 21 Oct 1998 00:35:27 EDT   Both Kilgen consoles (main in the gallery and antiphonal on themain floor) are now fully operational again. The organ is exciting and has a very big sound as I have learned my way around it since my arrival on July first. Until this past weekend, however, I had only enjoyed its sounds in the gallery where 80 of the 100 ranks are.   When the antiphonal console was reactivated last week a whole new world of spectacular aural delights awaited me! Though the pipes are "upstairs" and "across the entire rotunda of the church" the delay is next to non-existent with our new Solid State relays. Not only can we now perform on the instrument from within its main sound source in the gallery, but we may now play it from the downstairs console which is in the room with the congregation- the pipes sounding from on high and reaching the organist's ears in a very honest and direct way.   It is truly exciting to play and hear (and feel!)   Scott F. Foppiano, Director of Music and Liturgical Coordination National Shrine of the Little Flower, Royal Oak, MI