PipeChat Digest #569 - Tuesday, October 27, 1998
 
Re: Dutch divisions & specification
  by "C.M.E.Kuyt" <C.M.E.Kuyt@cable.A2000.nl>
Re: Infinite Lines
  by "C.M.E.Kuyt" <C.M.E.Kuyt@cable.A2000.nl>
Re: Infinite lines
  by "Bud" <budchris@earthlink.net>
Re: I'm back!
  by "C.M.E.Kuyt" <C.M.E.Kuyt@cable.A2000.nl>
Re: David Dunkle
  by "Bud" <budchris@earthlink.net>
Re: Great Organ Improvisations - where?
  by <Afreed0904@aol.com>
Organs for sale...
  by <Silkascots@aol.com>
Re: Great Organ Improvisations - where?
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: Great Organ Improvisations - where?
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: Great Organ Improvisations - where?
  by "Bud" <budchris@earthlink.net>
Re: Dutch divisions & specification
  by "bmjohns" <bmjohns@swbell.net>
Re: Great Organ Improvisations - where?
  by "Don G. Pribble" <donprib@juno.com>
Re: New member
  by <HOLYMUSIC@aol.com>
Thomas Trotter at Colgate
  by "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com>
WVU-
  by <KriderSM@aol.com>
I'm Back
  by <KriderSM@aol.com>
Re: New member
  by "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com>
Shopping Center Church
  by "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com>
Re: New member
  by "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com>
Re: Thomas Trotter at Colgate
  by <Afreed0904@aol.com>
Thomas Trotter at Colgate
  by "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com>
Re: Dutch divisions & specification
  by "C.M.E.Kuyt" <C.M.E.Kuyt@cable.A2000.nl>
Re: Thomas Trotter at Colgate
  by "C.M.E.Kuyt" <C.M.E.Kuyt@cable.A2000.nl>
Re: Dutch Secret
  by "Mac Hayes" <mach37@ptw.com>
organ club
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
National Shrine Kilgen Restoration Progress
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
Re: New member
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com>
 


(back) Subject: Re: Dutch divisions & specification From: "C.M.E.Kuyt" <C.M.E.Kuyt@cable.A2000.nl> Date: Mon, 26 Oct 1998 22:41:33 +0100     --------------FA3549B618BE122B77C3041C Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Brent Johnson wrote:   > ... if anybody can expand on > these terms, feel free to do so.   'Het Bovenwerk' is the division that is placed over the Great (Hoofdwerk). Some would call it Echo or Fernwerk, but 'boven' literally means upstairs, on top (Oberwerk in German).   'Voorzien van een Zwelkast' means it is enclosed, literally: 'provided with a swell box'.   More on the 'Baarpijp': In German there is on one hand a Ba:rpfeiffe which is an old reed stop, with a wide short stopped resonator, consisting of 2 or 3 joined cones or a combination of conical and a cylindrical parts. In one form it has a very narrow pipe on top, just like the one on a chimney flute (= Roerfluit). On the other hand there is the labial Baarpfeiffe (no Umlaut!) which comes from the Dutch Baarpijp, which actually is a Roerfluit.   I noticed that George A. Audsley (Organ-Stops and their Artistic Registration, 1921) thought their was only one kind of 'Barepipe'. He assumed the Dutch Baarpijp was a lingual stop as well, but as you can see by the position in the organ specs of the Oude Kerk, Delft, it definitely isn't a reed.   Nice detail: in more modern Dutch we only use the word 'baar' in the expression 'baar geld' which means 'bare money', i.e. cash.       Aida van de Brake.   --------------FA3549B618BE122B77C3041C Content-Type: text/html; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <!doctype html public "-//w3c//dtd html 4.0 transitional//en"> <html> Brent Johnson wrote: <blockquote TYPE=CITE>...&nbsp; if anybody can expand on <br>these terms, feel free to do so.</blockquote> 'Het Bovenwerk' is the division that is placed over the Great (Hoofdwerk). <br>Some would call it Echo or Fernwerk, but 'boven' literally means <br>upstairs, on top (Oberwerk in German). <p>'Voorzien van een Zwelkast' means it is enclosed, literally: <br>'provided with a swell box'. <p>More on the 'Baarpijp': <br>In German there is on one hand a Ba:rpfeiffe which is an old reed stop, <br>with a wide short stopped resonator, consisting of 2 or 3 joined cones or a <br>combination of conical and a cylindrical parts. In one form it has a very <br>narrow pipe on top, just like the one on a chimney flute (= Roerfluit). <br>On the other hand there is the labial Baarpfeiffe (no Umlaut!) which comes <br>from the Dutch Baarpijp, which actually <i>is</i> a Roerfluit. <p>I noticed that George A. Audsley (<i>Organ-Stops and their Artistic</i> <br><i>Registration, 1921</i>) thought their was only one kind of 'Barepipe'. <br>He assumed the Dutch Baarpijp was a lingual stop as well, but as you <br>can see by the position in the organ specs of the Oude Kerk, Delft, <br>it definitely isn't a reed. <p>Nice detail: in more modern Dutch we only use the word 'baar' in <br>the expression 'baar geld' which means 'bare money', i.e. cash. <br>&nbsp; <br>&nbsp; <p>Aida van de Brake.</html>   --------------FA3549B618BE122B77C3041C--    
(back) Subject: Re: Infinite Lines From: "C.M.E.Kuyt" <C.M.E.Kuyt@cable.A2000.nl> Date: Mon, 26 Oct 1998 22:53:11 +0100   Here are two of the infinite lines I received:     From: Steven Margison" <steve@organman.com> 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!     From: "Scottish Theatre Organ Preservation Society" <mail@stops.org> And there I was under the impression that Hope Jones Opus 1 was St John's Church. Birkenhead, ENGLAND, where he perfected his electric action, mobile console, diaphone etc, etc, etc. AND, what about the monster he built in 1894 for the McEwen Hall, Edinburgh???? All long before he set sail for the US of A. Makes an interesting thought, his first unit orchestras were made in Britain, so how come many suggest that the TO is an american invention????? Just because he sold his patents to WurliTzer, doesn't make them the inventors of the instrument - the largest single manufacturer of mass produced pipe organ parts, (later pulled off the shelf to make complete instruments), perhaps, but certainly not the first.     Aida van de Brake.   P.S. As I copy-pasted them into this new message they simply folded as they should.    
(back) Subject: Re: Infinite lines From: Bud <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 26 Oct 1998 14:00:26 -0800   Look under "Edit" or "View", depending on what e-mail program you're using, and hit "Wrap Long Lines" ... you may have to go under "File" and hit "Edit Message" (which prepares the message to be sent) to get it to work; then just kill the message after you've read it.   Regards,   Bud Clark St. M's-in-the-S-S Newport Beach CA USA   C.M.E.Kuyt wrote:   > To everyone: > > > Are there more of you who receive mail with text that doesn't fold? > > I've had a few letters now with all of the text in one infinite line, > which you can only read by scrolling all the way to the right. > > Anyone who knows a solution?! > > > > Aida van de Brake. > > > > > > ################################################################## > ## An organ without strings is like a violin without a bow, ## > ## An orchestra without conductor, a symphony without themes. ## > ##################################################################        
(back) Subject: Re: I'm back! From: "C.M.E.Kuyt" <C.M.E.Kuyt@cable.A2000.nl> Date: Mon, 26 Oct 1998 22:56:30 +0100       JKVDP@aol.com wrote:   > I'm not sure I qualify as Dutch speaking....my parents spoke Dutch when they > did not want the children to understand. But soon we understood most of it, so > they tried Gronigs (sp?) but we also came to understand that. Finally Mom > tried Frisian which we kids could not understand, but then neither could my > dad.   > Jerry van der Pol, Seattle USA   My mom's maiden name is Mensje van de Pol!!   Small world, huh?!    
(back) Subject: Re: David Dunkle From: Bud <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 26 Oct 1998 14:14:02 -0800   Strictly tongue-in-cheek, John ... we ARE in fact in the rear of an office-shopping complex at the moment, but it's a proper church seating about 150, with Sunday School, offices, parish hall, etc. The first phase of the new building is due in about a year ... worship space (which will become the parish hall when the main church is built), a HUGE organ and choir loft (which will become storage space), a small parish hall, and a preschool. The battle at the moment is whether or not to try and get an organ for the interim building, or wait until the main church is built.   I have fond memories of Dallas and SMU, 1971-1972 ... I was the organist at Christ Episcopal Church when the Janke was chosen, but it was put in after I went back to Cincinnati, so I never got to hear it. I was also organist at Christ the King Catholic church on the big honkin' Casavant, but those folks were CRAZY!!!   Regards,   Bud Clark St. M's-in-the-S-S Newport Beach CA USA   DRAWKNOB@aol.com wrote:   > Bud, > > I don't know where Mr. Dunkle is, but I love your church's name!!! > > John Gambill > Organist/Choirmaster > Oak Cliff Christian Church > Dallas, Texas > > "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: Re: Great Organ Improvisations - where? From: Afreed0904@aol.com Date: Mon, 26 Oct 1998 18:06:07 EST     In a message dated 10/26/98 5:14:16 PM, JKVDP@aol.com writes:   <<Where else have listers experienced memorable improvisations in worship services?>>   And, ideally, where can they be "expected" to be heard on a regular basis?   Alan Freed, St. Luke's Church, Manhattan  
(back) Subject: Organs for sale... From: Silkascots@aol.com Date: Mon, 26 Oct 1998 18:04:14 EST   Just wanted to let the list members know I have 4 organs for sale. One is a 28-stop digital instrument and the other three are small trackers: a 4-stop positiv, a 2-stop portativ and a regal. If you have interest in more info on any of the three, let me know.   Thanks!   Mark  
(back) Subject: Re: Great Organ Improvisations - where? From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Mon, 26 Oct 1998 18:57:04 -0500 (EST)   >Where else have listers experienced > memorable improvisations in worship > services?   ........................bruce cornely........................ o o o o ______________ o o o o d o g o ______________ s n o w o d o o ______________ o o o o   ............. cremona84000@webtv.net ............     If a dog's prayers were answered, bones would rain from the sky. -- Proverb    
(back) Subject: Re: Great Organ Improvisations - where? From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Mon, 26 Oct 1998 19:08:36 -0500 (EST)     >Where else have listers experienced > memorable improvisations in worship > services? While at Christ Church Cathedral--Houston TX, I was constantly moved and amazed by the seamless beauty of improvisations by then organist William Barnard (I was there in the 70s). Robert Simpson, who is now there, I heard when he was at St. Philip's--Atlanta. Also Simpson's predecessors at St. Philip's, Ronald Rice and Tom Brumby were outstanding as well. Even li'l old Gainesville is fortunate to have an outstanding improvisor, David Benson, at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Rosalind MacEnulty who is now in North Carolina was the first organist I ever heard improvising during worship (Good Shepherd--Jax FL) and contributed much to my love of improvising. Every year at OHS conventions we are treated to beautiful improvisations during hymns sung as a part of each recital--David Dahl leaps to mind. I suppose the point of all this is that there are many people around who improvise beautifully. As in organ building, organ playing is at an exceptional level in the USA.   ........................bruce cornely........................ o o o o ______________ o o o o d o g o ______________ s n o w o d o o ______________ o o o o   ............. cremona84000@webtv.net ............     If a dog's prayers were answered, bones would rain from the sky. -- Proverb    
(back) Subject: Re: Great Organ Improvisations - where? From: Bud <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 26 Oct 1998 16:25:20 -0800   George Thalben-Ball at the Temple Church in London ... McNeil Robinson on "Jesu dulcis memoria" at St. Mary-the-Virgin in NYC ...   bruce cornely wrote:   > >Where else have listers experienced > > memorable improvisations in worship > > services? > > .......................bruce cornely........................ > o o o o ______________ o o o o > d o g o ______________ s n o w > o d o o ______________ o o o o > > ............ cremona84000@webtv.net ............ > > If a dog's prayers were answered, bones would rain from the sky. -- > Proverb > > "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: Re: Dutch divisions & specification From: bmjohns <bmjohns@swbell.net> Date: Mon, 26 Oct 1998 18:27:00 -0600   Thanks for your help. After your message, I thought to check out Audsley myself. I wasn't aware of Dutch names he had listed. Maybe I need to learn more since the Dutch - German similarities don't jump out at me! Thanks. Brent Johnson The Organ Web Ring http://home.swbell.net/bmjohns/organ.htm      
(back) Subject: Re: Great Organ Improvisations - where? From: donprib@juno.com (Don G. Pribble) Date: Mon, 26 Oct 1998 18:27:02 -0600   For Jerry in Seattle and other list members:   I posted this some time ago but since Jerry mentioned a service at the Boven Kirk in Kampen I think a repeat won't hurt:   In 1991 I was a part of the Organ Study Tour which spent two days in Kampen. I was privileged to sit in the organ loft during the Sunday morning service. About 5 minutes before the service began a young man came up and started pulling stops. I asked him if he were going to play the service today. "Oh no" he said. Soon Mr. Zwart came up, sat down and started to improvise. I don't think he played more than 4 measures on the same registration until the young man made some change. He was moving back and forth from side to side of the console pulling and pushing stops.   The service was mostly a hymn sing and Mr. Zwart used hymns that were familiar to us Americans. Introductions were always improvised with the young man doing his dance again.   Mr. Zwart must have changed his mind about the postlude, for he went over to his music cabinet and pulled out an old tattered copy of "A Mighty Fortress" arranged by his father. About half way through the piece he struck out on his own and improvised the rest.   After the service I asked Mr. Zwart if he and the young assistant had pre-arranged signals, for Mr. Zwart never said a word to the young man. He said, "No, but he IS clever."   An experience to remember.   Don in Minneapolis       From Dennis the Menace by Hank Ketcham: Dennis: "My mom and dad are takin' me to the zoo." Mr. Wilson: "Excellent idea. You'll be a good addition."   ___________________________________________________________________ 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: Re: New member From: HOLYMUSIC@aol.com Date: Mon, 26 Oct 1998 20:03:25 EST   Please Publish membership info re: OHS and especially any material for registration for Montreal Thanks in advance  
(back) Subject: Thomas Trotter at Colgate From: "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com> Date: Mon, 26 Oct 1998 20:47:41 -0500   Greetings,   All the messages from C.M.E. Kuyte are blank on my e-mail. Is there an ``ancient Dutch secret'' that I am missing?   Yesterday afternoon I attended the recital of Thomas Trotter at Colgate. FANTASTIC! He played the Preludium and Fugue in g minor of Buxtehude; three selections from ``Organ Mass'' of deGrigny; ``An Wasserflussen Babylon'' & ``Allein Gott in der Hoh sei Ehr'' from the 18 Great of Bach; ``Piece d'Orgue'' of Bach; an Organ Concerto of Handel (as arranged by Dupre); Voluntary in D, Op. 5, No. 5 of John Stanley; the Adagio and Allegro in f minor, K. 594 of Mozart; and the Fantasia and Fugue in g minor, S. 542 of Bach. For an encore, he played a delightful performance of the Rondo Capriccio, Op. 64 by Edwin Lemare. Thomas Trotter's precision in these pieces is impeccable. The ornamentation, especially in the deGrigny and the Handel, -- beautifully executed and the complete program -- a joy to listen to. He mentioned that his next appearance will be in Wichita, Kansas. If you are in or near that area - do attend his recital. Your ears will be in for a treat!   Best regards,   Bonnie Beth Derby Syracuse, New York orge@dreamscape.com  
(back) Subject: WVU- From: KriderSM@aol.com Date: Mon, 26 Oct 1998 21:03:11 EST   >On Mon, 26 Oct 1998 08:45:27 PST, "Craig Kesner" ><friarcraig@hotmail.com> writes:       >I did my undergraduate study at West Virginia University. Did you study with Dr. William Haller while you were at WVU? Dr. Haller is the organist at the Worthington (Ohio) United Methodist Church. Stan  
(back) Subject: I'm Back From: KriderSM@aol.com Date: Mon, 26 Oct 1998 21:03:09 EST       On Mon, 26 Oct 1998 12:28:20 -0500 (EST), CJSD <noto@river.netrover.com> wrote:       >Glad to know there are lots of Dutch speaking people on this list.   Diboes Diboubible Dibutch Cibount? (Does "Double Dutch" count? )   Stan    
(back) Subject: Re: New member From: "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com> Date: Mon, 26 Oct 1998 21:21:40 -0500   Aida, I too remember you from Philadephia and Ct, welcome, I just resubscribed to PipeChat recently after a hiatus, am enjoying it more as we go along. Sorry you won't be in Montreal for the OHS, it is shaping up really well and promises to be a great week. See you in Boston! Judy Ollikkala  
(back) Subject: Shopping Center Church From: "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com> Date: Mon, 26 Oct 1998 21:21:44 -0500   The largest church in Quebec City, Canada, now has its side door opening into a shopping mall, not intended when the church was built, I'm sure, St. Roch is the name and it houses a wonderful large Casavant.  
(back) Subject: Re: New member From: "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com> Date: Mon, 26 Oct 1998 21:21:37 -0500   Membership in OHS may be obtained by writing to: The Organ Historical Society P. O. Box 26811 Richmond VA 23261   Dues are $27 per year for regular members, $22 for over age 65, or full time students. This includes The Tracker magazine, published 4 times a year, and the annual Convention handbook, plus notices of registration for Conventions. The Montreal OHS Convention is from Thursday August 19 through Wednesday August 25, a total of 7 days. (It's usually six days).  
(back) Subject: Re: Thomas Trotter at Colgate From: Afreed0904@aol.com Date: Mon, 26 Oct 1998 22:00:38 EST     In a message dated 10/26/98 9:49:47 PM, orge@dreamscape.com writes:   <<All the messages from C.M.E. Kuyte are blank on my e-mail.>>   Two things to try: 1. Click on the message area. Hit command or control-A. Now readable? Or: 2. Just print them out. Readable?   If not, I give up.   Alan Freed  
(back) Subject: Thomas Trotter at Colgate From: "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com> Date: Mon, 26 Oct 1998 21:27:38 -0500   Bonnie Beth, maybe you have to get into Part Two file attachment to get the full message. Mine comes up twice, once in the message body and again in the attachment! Is Mr. Trotter playing the Marcussen at Wichita State University?  
(back) Subject: Re: Dutch divisions & specification From: "C.M.E.Kuyt" <C.M.E.Kuyt@cable.A2000.nl> Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 06:51:08 +0100     --------------5848C9D8C945F140D238A6A5 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit       bmjohns wrote:   > Thanks for your help. > After your message, I thought to check out Audsley myself. I wasn't > aware of Dutch names he had listed.   Just remember to be careful about what Audsley says about Dutch and German   names.       Aida van de Brake.       ################################################################## ## An organ without strings is like a violin without a bow, ## ## An orchestra without conductor, a symphony without themes. ## ##################################################################       --------------5848C9D8C945F140D238A6A5 Content-Type: text/html; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <!doctype html public "-//w3c//dtd html 4.0 transitional//en"> <html> &nbsp; <p>bmjohns wrote: <blockquote TYPE=CITE>Thanks for your help. <br>After your message, I thought to check out Audsley myself.&nbsp; I wasn't <br>aware of Dutch names he had listed.</blockquote>   <p>Just remember to be careful about what Audsley says about Dutch and German <br>names. <br>&nbsp; <br>&nbsp; <p>Aida van de Brake. <br>&nbsp; <br>&nbsp;<font face="Courier New,Courier"><font size=-1></font></font> <p><font face="Courier New,Courier"><font size=-1>##################################################################</font></font> <br><font face="Courier New,Courier"><font size=-1>##&nbsp; An organ without strings is like a violin without a bow,&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ##</font></font> <br><font face="Courier New,Courier"><font size=-1>##&nbsp; An orchestra without conductor, a symphony without themes.&nbsp; ##</font></font> <br><font face="Courier New,Courier"><font size=-1>##################################################################</font></font> <br><font face="Courier New,Courier"><font size=-1>&nbsp;</font></font> <br><font face="Courier New,Courier"><font size=-1>&nbsp;</font></font></html>   --------------5848C9D8C945F140D238A6A5--    
(back) Subject: Re: Thomas Trotter at Colgate From: "C.M.E.Kuyt" <C.M.E.Kuyt@cable.A2000.nl> Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 07:01:19 +0100       Bonnie Beth Derby wrote:   > Greetings, > > All the messages from C.M.E. Kuyte are blank on my e-mail. Is there an > ``ancient Dutch secret'' that I am missing? >   Are there more of you who had this problem? Does anyone know what causes this?   I use Netscape Communicator / Massenger, the latest 4.5 version. I mail everything in plain text and in HTML.         Aida van de Brake.     P.S. I'll try this one in plain text only.   ################################################################## ## An organ without strings is like a violin without a bow, ## ## An orchestra without conductor, a symphony without themes. ## ##################################################################        
(back) Subject: Re: Dutch Secret From: Mac Hayes <mach37@ptw.com> Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 00:48:54 -0800   Bonnie Beth Derby wrote: > > Greetings, > > All the messages from C.M.E. Kuyte are blank on my e-mail. Is there an > ``ancient Dutch secret'' that I am missing? > ...   Lots of words in MY messages received from C.M.E. Kuyte. The only 'secret' that might be involved was my mother's 40-year pen-pal letter exchange with a Friesian (sp?) family, but I was not involved in that, so is not likely the answer. Those Nederlanders sure are good at English.   Mac Hayes Rosamond, Calif.      
(back) Subject: organ club From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Mon, 26 Oct 1998 23:16:21 -0500   Hi, all. Is anyone familiar with KRING VAN DRAAIORGELVRIENDEN from Holland? They are supposed to be like the Fairorgan Preservation Society in Great Britain. Thanx, Rick dutchorgan@svs.net    
(back) Subject: National Shrine Kilgen Restoration Progress From: ScottFop@aol.com Date: Mon, 26 Oct 1998 23:42:34 EST   Many have asked so here is the progress report on the restoration of the Kilgen Grande Organ in the National Shrine of the Little Flower in Royal Oak, MI:   the following divisions are totally playing and working perfectly: main Great, Swell, Choir and Pedal.   The main Solo is being reinstalled in the next few weeks and the entire Main divisions of the instrument will thereby be completed by Christmas.   Both consoles (main in the gallery and antiphonal on the main floor in the Sanctuary) are basically finished and in good working order. The things yet to be done in the consoles are as follows:   Main console: -install and activate LEDs for Crescendo Pedal level -program and activate Main and Antiphonal Full Organ reversibles -get Antiphonal Great and Swell expression pedals working from that console -program and activate miscellaneous controls such as Alternator, Main/Antiphonal Crescendo selector, Antiphonal Organ on/off etc.   Antiphonal console: -activate LEDs for Crescendo Pedal level -reinstall pedal clavier and music rack lighting -reinstall roll top -activate Full Organ reversibles and same misc. controls   Then the following needs to be done:   releather the Antiphonal Swell and Great releather the main Great Harp and Chimes releather the Antiphonal Great Celesta and Antiphonal Swell Chimes   Get the final "run through" regulation done and it will basically be completed.   That's it in a nutshell- but believe me when I say that, surrently- it is a most exciting and beautiful instrument to play even as is. I can't WAIT to see the upcoming progress!!!!!   Questions? Comments? Please feel free to contact me via email at scottfop@aol.com or by a call at my office at (248) 541-4122, Ext. 40. Thanks for the interest andm as usual- we have an open door policy for any interested organists at the church. Please stop in sometime!   Scott F. Foppiano, Director of Music and liturgical Coordinator National Shrine of the Little Flower, Royal Oak, MI  
(back) Subject: Re: New member From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Mon, 26 Oct 1998 21:32:02 -0600 (CST)   At 04:22 PM 10/26/98 -0500, Bruce Cornely wrote:   >Actually, it's OK. John has dogs too! ;-)   It's true -- I have a German Shepherd / Beagle cross named Belle, and a Black Lab / Beagle cross named Sophie. And I have a cat too ...   John.