PipeChat Digest #566 - Sunday, October 25, 1998
 
Re: Get a Wurlitzer
  by <danbel@earthlink.net>
Re: Get a Wurlitzer
  by <danbel@earthlink.net>
Re: Get a Wurlitzer
  by <danbel@earthlink.net>
Re: prayer request, please! (X-Posted)
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
Get a Wurli
  by <KriderSM@aol.com>
Re: Get a Wurlitzer
  by "Keith Fortune" <kfortune@webtv.net>
pizza, anyone?
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: pizza, anyone?
  by "Kevin Cartwright" <kevin1@alaweb.com>
Fall Crawl
  by "Mark Quarmby" <markq@flex.com.au>
Evensong for the Eve of All Soul's Day
  by "Jerry Ripley" <jaripley@eint.com>
Re: Get a Wurlitzer (Sanfilippo)
  by "Steven Margison" <steve@organman.com>
Hope-Jones
  by "Douglas A. Campbell" <dougcampbell@juno.com>
Another redneck joke...
  by "Kevin Cartwright" <kevin1@alaweb.com>
Onward X-ian Soldiers (x-post)
  by "Kevin Cartwright" <kevin1@alaweb.com>
Re: Another redneck joke...
  by "Keith Fortune" <kfortune@webtv.net>
RE: Hope-Jones
  by "Dennis Goward" <dgoward@uswest.net>
d. campbell    re: hope-jones
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: Hope-Jones
  by "Terry Charles" <tcorgan@gte.net>
the great TC
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: Another redneck joke...
  by "Kevin Cartwright" <kevin1@alaweb.com>
Re: Get a Wurlitzer (Sanfilippo)
  by "krumet" <krumet@worldnet.att.net>
Re: Mollers, Kilgens and Oldsmobile Diesels
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
Re: the great TC
  by "Kevin Cartwright" <kevin1@alaweb.com>
I hope that you all got back home safely.
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@post.queensu.ca>
OOHPS!
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@post.queensu.ca>
RE: OOHPS!
  by "Dennis Goward" <dgoward@uswest.net>
Re: OOHPS!
  by "Bud" <budchris@earthlink.net>
20th Cent MusChatgrp
  by "R A Campbell" <rcampbel@U.Arizona.EDU>
 


(back) Subject: Re: Get a Wurlitzer From: danbel@earthlink.net Date: Sat, 24 Oct 1998 11:21:28 -0400   At 09:25 PM 10/23/98 -0400, you wrote: > >>A 4/36 Wurlitzer......Heaven..... > >Um.... why not 38 or 40??? >   Well, that would be nice too!! It's just that I believe I could MAKE DO with the 4/36! :):) LOL     djb    
(back) Subject: Re: Get a Wurlitzer From: danbel@earthlink.net Date: Sat, 24 Oct 1998 11:22:26 -0400   At 06:33 PM 10/23/98 -0700, you wrote: >OK....How about the 4/52 Wurlitzer from the Organ Grinder in Portland, >Oregon. >Heaven behind glass.....LOL > >   I played it for 8 years while it was still 4/44 and that would have been enough!! LOL     djb    
(back) Subject: Re: Get a Wurlitzer From: danbel@earthlink.net Date: Sat, 24 Oct 1998 11:26:01 -0400   At 11:12 PM 10/23/98 EDT, you wrote: >Why not the 5/80 +/- at Jasper Sanfilippo's? >I can't wait to hear it in person next month! >   It's quite magnificent so I am told. BUT, we MUST remember that "bigger" is not ALWAYS "better!" That is certainly NO slam to this instrument, just a comment to be taken in general.     djb    
(back) Subject: Re: prayer request, please! (X-Posted) From: DRAWKNOB@aol.com Date: Sat, 24 Oct 1998 14:16:52 EDT   Dear Richard,   I will keep your mother in my prayers. I just lost my grandmother, about 3 weeks ago, after a long battle with heart disease, so I've been a regular prayer factory. Best wishes to your mother and God be with her and your family.   John Gambill Organist/Choirmaster Oak Cliff Christian Church Dallas, Texas  
(back) Subject: Get a Wurli From: KriderSM@aol.com Date: Sat, 24 Oct 1998 15:06:44 EDT   kfortune@webtv.net (Keith Fortune) mentions the 5/80 Wurlitzer at Sanfilippo's, and <dgoward@uswest.net> mentions the Organ Stop Pizza in Mesa, Arizona. Close examination will show that both of these are rightly considered as hybrids, based, of course, on a Wurlitzer organ with additions. I know that Clark Wilson found some rare ranks in Europe which were added to the Organ Stop instrument, and that the Sanfilippo Wurli contains reed ranks from Trivo, Inc., Joe Clipp and Robert Schopp. Sanfilippo also includes new flue pipes from Jerome Meyer & Son.   Yet, the basic premise stands. Start with a Wurlitzer and add to it. Case in point, many of the ranks added to the above mentioned installations were the softer ranks which Wurlitzer generally did not install in most installations.   I would add the beautiful, sultry Robert Morton French Horn to RMc7832619@aol.com and tcorgan@gte.net wish list of Wurlibeast additions.   Stan  
(back) Subject: Re: Get a Wurlitzer From: kfortune@webtv.net (Keith Fortune) Date: Sat, 24 Oct 1998 12:22:34 -0700 (PDT)   Hi, Dan. We haven't met before. I've been playing here in Portland all my life. I was fortunate enough to be able to play the Organ Grinder Wurlitzer a few times before it closed. I agree that it was enough at 4/44. Although I enjoyed playing that organ, I really like the 3/18 at Uncle Milt's Pizza where I played until taking over full time at the 4/18 at Oaks Park. Even though it's not a theatre setting, and is unenclosed, the Oaks is still my favorite organ. When will you be in the Portland area again? I'd like to hear from you.   Regards   Keith Fortune    
(back) Subject: pizza, anyone? From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Sat, 24 Oct 1998 14:39:55 -0500   Of all the theatre organs I've played, have yet to find one with a Trombone. I played a wedding on a Reuter that had one. A real honker. Kind of prefer IT to a post horn. dutchorgan@svs.net    
(back) Subject: Re: pizza, anyone? From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Sat, 24 Oct 1998 15:50:41 -0500   VEAGUE wrote: > > Of all the theatre organs I've played, have yet to find one with a > Trombone. I played a wedding on a Reuter that had one. A real honker. Kind > of prefer IT to a post horn. dutchorgan@svs.net   Our 4/23 WurliTzer at the Alabama Theatre boasts a Tuba, Post Horn, Trombone, etc... Of course, the trombone (8') was a later addition. We just a few weeks ago got it working on its own. It was winded (and tremmed) off the Flute Celeste, so finally got it's regulator set up and later that day the trem.   Anyway,   Kevin C. kevin1@alaweb.com      
(back) Subject: Fall Crawl From: markq@flex.com.au (Mark Quarmby) Date: Sun, 25 Oct 1998 08:40:50 +1000   REPORT ON FALL CRAWL   I thought someone had had a nasty accident when I first read this!   Cheers,   Mark      
(back) Subject: Evensong for the Eve of All Soul's Day From: Jerry Ripley <jaripley@eint.com> Date: Sat, 24 Oct 1998 15:53:05 -0700   Dear Colleagues, Please help spread the word about the special service listed below. Thanks! Jerry Ripley Organist/Director St. Mark's Episcopal Church Downey, CA   Evensong for the Eve of All Soul's Day, Sunday, November 1, 5:00 PM. St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Downey with Downey United Methodist Church, at St. Mark's, 10354 Downey Ave., Downey, California, 562.862.3268, handicapped accessible. The Rev. David Duncan, officiant; the Parish Choir of St. Mark's; Glenn Hausdorfer, countertenor; Margarita Kinstler, mezzo-soprano; Jerry Ripley, organ/director/harp; together with Rev. Gary Beard, senior minister, Downey UMC; the Chancel Choir of Downey UMC; Adel Williams, director. Special memorial prayers for relatives and friends will be offered. Music by Pulkingham, Hackett, Ripley, and J. S. Bach. Reception following the service in Sillers Hall.  
(back) Subject: Re: Get a Wurlitzer (Sanfilippo) From: "Steven Margison" <steve@organman.com> Date: Sat, 24 Oct 1998 18:52:44 -0500   >On 10/24/98, at 11:26 AM, danbel@earthlink.net wrote: >It's (The Sanfilippo 5/80) quite magnificent so I am told. BUT, we MUST= remember that "bigger" >is not ALWAYS "better!" That is certainly NO slam to this instrument,= just >a comment to be taken in general.   As one who has heard this instrument a number of times I can tell you that= it is as magnificent as you can imagine, and then some. With this many= ranks it would have been easy to simply make a loud, overblown, monster,= but that is not the case. Yes, when "opened up" it will rattle your= teeth, and that's not bad either. But it can also be so soft and whispery= that you wonder if the organist has gone for coffee. The instrument was= designed by the late David Junchen, who did not live to hear it played.= The mantle for completion was passed to Lyn Larsen, and the= responsibility for keeping the whole thing running properly to Robert= Ridgeway. These are some pretty heavy names, here! There is no doubt in= my mind whatsoever that this organ is one of the finest, if not THE= finest, theatre organ ever built. (It is certainly the largest!) I have= had the pleasure of hearing a number of organists live -- Larsen, Rhode,= Hazleton, Gledhill, Carlo Curly, Riggs, Charlie Balough, and others. Each= time at Sanfilippo's is more exciting than the last. And if you think= that only the organ is there for your pleasure, just WAIT till you see the= REST of Jasper's toys!!!!! You are in for the experience of your life!     |=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D Steve= Margison =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D| |=3D=3D=3D Staff Organist, Tivoli Theatre, Downers Grove, IL. =3D=3D=3D| |Organs, Theatres, Ham Radio, Lots of things at my WebSite:| | www.organman.com | |=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D|    
(back) Subject: Hope-Jones From: dougcampbell@juno.com (Douglas A. Campbell) Date: Sat, 24 Oct 1998 22:13:08 EDT     On Fri, 23 Oct 1998 21:21:05 -0500 "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> writes: >That Hope-Jones is a rariety ! Several Wurli's were origional >installations >or trans-plants. Hope someone is taking care of that Hope-Jones. >dutchorgan@svs.net > Hope-Jones OPUS 1 is located in the Unitarian Church in downtown Rochester, NY. It has a horseshoe console and a "Flutes become Tibia" tab.     Douglas A. Campbell Skaneateles, NY   ___________________________________________________________________ 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/getjuno.html or call Juno at (800) 654-JUNO [654-5866]  
(back) Subject: Another redneck joke... From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Sat, 24 Oct 1998 19:44:34 -0500   (From: Kevin Cartwright)   You can tell if a PC user is a redneck if:   1. The mouse is referred to as a "critter".   > 2. The keyboard is camouflaged.   3. There is a SKOAL can in the CD-ROM drive.   4. There is a gunrack mounted on the CPU.   5. The password is "Bubba".   6. The numeric keypad only goes up to six.   7. Windows 95 has a Dale Earnhardt sticker on it.   8. Outgoing faxes have beerstains on them.   9. The printer goes really slow since Bubba don't read too fast.   10. The extra RAM slots have Dodge truck parts installed in them.   11. All menus have Budweiser, Black Label, and Old Milwaukee options.   12. Four words... Jeff Foxworthy WAV files.   13. The monitor is up on blocks.   14. Seven blue tick hounds under the desk.   > 15. Deer jerky in the desk drawer.   16. The entrance WAV is Dueling Banjos.   17. The six front keys have rotted out.   18. John Deer Pocket Protectors.      
(back) Subject: Onward X-ian Soldiers (x-post) From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Sat, 24 Oct 1998 19:54:23 -0500   This was posted on another list and...   "This was posted on another list and I got a kick out of it and wanted to share:   Onward Xian Soldiers   Okay, guys, since no one else has posted it, here's a version I got from the St. Paul's music program, no attribution given:   1. Arthur Seymour Sullivan Worked out in his head How to keep us marching With a steady tread. Tonic first, then Dominant, That's the way it's done, Wrapped up in a chorus Sung by every one (two, three, four)   (Refrain) Onward, Christian soldiers! Hear the organ roar -- Lest the congregation Reach the end before.   2. Starting off the second verse Never seems much fun. Ev'ryone's exhausted After number one. All they want's the chorus. That is very plain. Draw your diapasons, Egg them on again (pom, pom, pom): (ref.)   3. Now the verse is given en- Tirely to the choir, Helped by Mrs. Mole, who Makes the high notes higher. Then the heavy breathing Starts up once again. Coughs and grunts and wheezes Preface the refrain (and then it's) (ref.)   4. In this verse the melody Hardly even starts, And we have an anthem By the innter parts, Juicily emerging Upwards to the sun. Come on boys and basses, Show them how it's done (and you, too): (ref.)   5. Onward, then, ye people, Join our happy throng. Soon the end is coming. Dinner can't be long. Down the aisle the sidesmen Toddle with the plate. We shall sing all this again At some future date (but meantime --)   Onward, Christian soldiers. This is where we show Poco rallentandos End in stereo.   hehehe!"      
(back) Subject: Re: Another redneck joke... From: kfortune@webtv.net (Keith Fortune) Date: Sat, 24 Oct 1998 19:20:04 -0700 (PDT)   LOL...Good redneck jokes...I have another. You know you're a redneck when:   You stare at your glass of orange juice because it says "concentrate" on the can.    
(back) Subject: RE: Hope-Jones From: "Dennis Goward" <dgoward@uswest.net> Date: Sat, 24 Oct 1998 19:27:11 -0700   > Hope-Jones OPUS 1 is located in the Unitarian Church in downtown > Rochester, NY. It has a horseshoe console and a "Flutes become Tibia" > tab.   How would such a tab work on a pipe organ? I've heard of them on the older Allen analogs, but never on a pipe organ.   Dennis Goward    
(back) Subject: d. campbell re: hope-jones From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Sat, 24 Oct 1998 21:23:54 -0500   OPUS 1, did you say? What year would that be, I wonder. Never heard of a ' flutes become tibias ' stop before. What do you have to do---put an extra nickel in ,or something? Rick dutchorgan@svs.net    
(back) Subject: Re: Hope-Jones From: "Terry Charles" <tcorgan@gte.net> Date: Sat, 24 Oct 1998 22:36:36 -0400   ""Hope-Jones OPUS 1 is located in the Unitarian Church in downtown Rochester, NY. It has a horseshoe console and a "Flutes become Tibia" tab.""   Come on now - lay off the booze!   TC    
(back) Subject: the great TC From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Sat, 24 Oct 1998 21:44:33 -0500   Still a smart-alek, aren't you? dutchorgan@svs.net    
(back) Subject: Re: Another redneck joke... From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Sat, 24 Oct 1998 22:14:03 -0500   Keith Fortune wrote: > > LOL...Good redneck jokes...I have another. You know you're a redneck > when:   I'll make this organ related.   How about when one asks you:   Wuch-a nade awe 'dem k-bards fer? So 'deym pedas ur fer thu base? Gohhh-leeeee...dat thang 'ooks harder 'n a saven-fardy-saven cawkpia-et tu plaaaaaay. Wud'r thase metle tubes fer? (And, my most dreded phrase, but I always hear it...) Cane I tawch 'em? (To which I reply, "No, they will go out of tune...you will move the tuning slides." To which they reply...) Awe, lemme tawch 'em...fawle thu are cominn ut 'd top.   That's why I like to keep the organ room locked tight when my father's friends come over. (I know, some people are hissing at me right now, but...) If you can't read what's above, don't worry, that means you're not a redneck. I couldn't read what I wrote after I wrote it either. (HINT: Pronounce the words as they sound.)   How do you break a redneck's finger? Hit him in the nose.   How do you make a redneck's daughter's eyes sparkle? Shine a flashlight in her ear.   What has 80 legs and 2 teeth? The front row of a Billy Ray Cirus (sp?) concert. (No offense meant to any of his fans that might actually be on an organ list.)   A redneck is about the only person who owns 20 cars at once, and shows them off in the front yard, but is poor and doesn't have a driver's license. This is also about the only group who, in the South, identifies a rural community by voting box number..."I lave ain B-12."   If a redneck goes to church, it usually contains a small choir, a piano, and a bass guitar, also with the occasional unexpected "audience soloist" during a gospel hymn, and the "preacher" knows how to dance better than that "rogue lady down the street."   Anyway, I'd better quit while I'm alive.   Kevin C. kevin1@alaweb.com    
(back) Subject: Re: Get a Wurlitzer (Sanfilippo) From: "krumet" <krumet@worldnet.att.net> Date: Sat, 24 Oct 1998 23:23:12 -0400       ---------- From: Steven Margison <steve@organman.com> Steven writes: "As one who has heard this instrument a number of times I can tell you that it is as magnificent as you can imagine, and then some."----ETC ***SNIP****   I am quite certain that it IS magnificent. Overkill is STILL overkill. Like George Wright used to say , "Less is more!"     Clare  
(back) Subject: Re: Mollers, Kilgens and Oldsmobile Diesels From: ScottFop@aol.com Date: Sat, 24 Oct 1998 23:21:07 EDT   In a message dated 10/24/98 8:09:38 PM Eastern Daylight Time, desertbob@truelink.net writes:   << Moller was the GM of organbuilding in the '60s, no doubt.   Well, this does make some sense, at least after many of the Mollers I have seen and played.       However, one could draw a comparison to Kilgen, with the "throw it in and get the hell out" mentality.   Uh, eh hem; (clearing throat)........ Kilgen got absolutely SWAMPED after St. Patrick's, especially with orders from Roman Catholic parishes. I think it was similar to the theatre organ days (which, in 1933 had not been THAT far gone, where an organ was delivered and installation begun and the factory was on the phone the second day of a crew's on-site work saying "are you done yet??? We have another one for you........!"       I've seen a few lousy sounding Mollers that, with a bit of fine tuning to voicing and wind issues, end up being very nice sounding and reliable organs. Mr. Foppiano (sp.?) up in Michigan can attest to the same thing happening to the king-sized Kilgen up there. Well, most of our problems at the National Shrine were (are) the direct result of A) poor maintenance and idiotic curators (ha!) throughout the years, at least AFTER the Kilgen company installed and maintained the organ themselves into the early 50's. After that- let's just say that every organ builder in a 50 mile radius had their respective "fingers in the pie." 'Nuf said.   B) lack of funds in the 60's and 70's with roof leaks (BIG, MONSTER, DAMAGING roof leaks), plant maintenance needs, etc etc etc.   But believe me- it's coming along beautifully and many who have seen and played it recently are telling us that it is now going to give a few other local "well known" period historic instruments competition. (hee hee) The Solo is going back in during the next few weeks and all that's really left after that is releathering of the Antiphonal, both sets of chimes and both celestas and final regulation and tuning.   Scott F. Foppiano Director of Music and Liturgical Coordinator National Shrine of the Little Flower, Royal Oak, MI  
(back) Subject: Re: the great TC From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Sat, 24 Oct 1998 22:17:32 -0500   VEAGUE wrote: > > Still a smart-alek, aren't you? dutchorgan@svs.net   No, he's M.Fulk with a different e-mail account. ;-) Oops...I fall under that category too.   K.C.    
(back) Subject: I hope that you all got back home safely. From: Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca> Date: Sun, 25 Oct 1998 01:12:01 -0400   Dear Adrianne,   I hope that you all got back home safely, I had a great time meeting you all. I am looking forward to seeing you all again in the Spring. Thank you for making me so welcome.   It certainly awoke a latent interest in Hammond Organs for me, especially the afternoon at Jeff's place. I had not realised how much variation a Hammond organ can have, one from another.   Best Wishes,   Bob ...          
(back) Subject: OOHPS! From: Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca> Date: Sun, 25 Oct 1998 01:14:37 -0400   Sorry List,   I forgot that this list sends all mail to the list, - I was really sending a message to Adrianne.   I hope that I can remember another time!   Bob Conway.          
(back) Subject: RE: OOHPS! From: "Dennis Goward" <dgoward@uswest.net> Date: Sat, 24 Oct 1998 22:36:38 -0700   > > I forgot that this list sends all mail to the list, - I was really sending > a message to Adrianne. > > I hope that I can remember another time! > > Bob Conway.   Your secret's out Bob -- a closet Hammondizer!   (Offered in humor -- please don't flame me)   Dennis Goward    
(back) Subject: Re: OOHPS! From: Bud <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Sat, 24 Oct 1998 23:19:15 -0700   The Hammond was, to my knowledge, the first electronic keyboard instrument to have a legitimate body of music develop specifically around it: gospel, blues, jazz, rock, etc. I can't IMAGINE a good git-down gospel sing without a B-3 and a Leslie wailin' in the background. I just wish I'd learned to play like that when I was younger (grin). I wasn't ALWAYS high-church ...   Bud   Dennis Goward wrote:   > > > > I forgot that this list sends all mail to the list, - I was really sending > > a message to Adrianne. > > > > I hope that I can remember another time! > > > > Bob Conway. > > Your secret's out Bob -- a closet Hammondizer! > > (Offered in humor -- please don't flame me) > > Dennis Goward > > "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        
(back) Subject: 20th Cent MusChatgrp From: R A Campbell <rcampbel@U.Arizona.EDU> Date: Sun, 25 Oct 1998 01:45:31 -0700 (MST)   One may subscribe directly to the Serious Music 2000 group by using: http://www.onelist.com/subscribe.cgi/seriousmusic2000@onelist.com It brings up a form to fill out to join this list and any of the many others supported by the OneList organization.   ^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^ R. A. Campbell, KUAT Communications-Modern Languages Building P.O.Box 210067 University of Arizona, Tucson AZ 85721