PipeChat Digest #801 - Sunday, April 18, 1999
 
Re: TO Concert  r/r tapes to CD transfer
  by "antoni scott" <ascott@epix.net>
Re: Terminology, was A curiosity question-replyto"toaster"	aspects!
  by "Richard Pinel" <rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk>
Re: Most Lucious Strings Poll
  by "antoni scott" <ascott@epix.net>
Re: funeral music ---HELP
  by "R A Campbell" <rcampbel@U.Arizona.EDU>
Re: Organist air conditioning (Was: Embarasssing Organ Question)
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com>
Re: Terminology, was A curiosity question-replyto"toaster"aspects!
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: Atlantic City Organ
  by "William Morton" <wjm@pacbell.net>
Re: Organist air conditioning (Was: Embarasssing Organ Question)
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Wanamaker Strings
  by "Robert Horton" <gemshorn@ukans.edu>
The Organ Web Ring - X Posted
  by "Brent Johnson" <bmjohns@fgi.net>
Fw: Atlantic City Organ
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: Organist air conditioning-and Contact with Bench~~~~
  by <GRSCoLVR@aol.com>
Re: Organist air conditioning, Mr. Morgan's response et al
  by <GRSCoLVR@aol.com>
Re: Fw: Atlantic City Organ
  by "William Morton" <wjm@pacbell.net>
SF Fox nostalgia
  by "Ron Pearcy" <ronniep@clear.net.nz>
Re: Most Lucious Strings Poll
  by <RMaryman@aol.com>
E.M.Skinner Grand Ave. Methodist?
  by "Frank Johnson" <usd465@hit.net>
Re: Terminology, was A curiosity question-replyto"toaster"aspects!
  by "N Brown" <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
SF Fox Nostalgia (further info')
  by "Ron Pearcy" <ronniep@clear.net.nz>
Re: Wanamaker Strings
  by "N Brown" <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
Re: E.M.Skinner Grand Ave. Methodist?
  by "jon" <jonberts@swbell.net>
Re: E.M.Skinner Grand Ave. Methodist?
  by "Frank Johnson" <usd465@hit.net>
Re: E.M.Skinner Grand Ave. Methodist?
  by "N Brown" <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
Re: E.M.Skinner Grand Ave. Methodist?
  by "Frank Johnson" <usd465@hit.net>
Re: E.M.Skinner Grand Ave. Methodist?
  by "N Brown" <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
Re: E.M.Skinner Grand Ave. Methodist?
  by "Joe Vitacco" <jvitacco@interactive.net>
Re: E.M.Skinner Grand Ave. Methodist?
  by "Frank Johnson" <usd465@hit.net>
Re: E.M.Skinner Grand Ave. Methodist?
  by "Frank Johnson" <usd465@hit.net>
Re: E.M.Skinner Grand Ave. Methodist?
  by "Joe Vitacco" <jvitacco@interactive.net>
Re: E.M.Skinner Grand Ave. Methodist?
  by "Stanley Lowkis" <nstarfil@MediaOne.net>
Re: E.M.Skinner Grand Ave. Methodist?
  by "Frank Johnson" <usd465@hit.net>
Re: Wanamaker Strings
  by "Robert Horton" <gemshorn@ukans.edu>
Re: E.M.Skinner Grand Ave. Methodist?
  by "Joe Vitacco" <jvitacco@interactive.net>
Re: E.M.Skinner Grand Ave. Methodist?
  by "Frank Johnson" <usd465@hit.net>
Best Big On-line Music Stores!!
  by "Aida van de Brake" <Celeste@cable.A2000.nl>
 


(back) Subject: Re: TO Concert r/r tapes to CD transfer From: antoni scott <ascott@epix.net> Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 09:13:47 -0400   To Bobb:   I have also been transferring my entire LP collection onto CD's. I noticed that you were attempting to "denoise" them. I have heard of software programs that allow you to take out the "clicks" and "pops". Is this true ?     Antoni Scott   BOBBBIRD@aol.com wrote: > > Hi Ron > > I have been transfering some RtoR tapes to CD also. I have also been trying > to take some old records and tapes and trying to de-noise them > > bobb > > "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: Terminology, was A curiosity question-replyto"toaster" aspects! From: "Richard Pinel" <rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk> Date: Thu, 15 Apr 1999 20:32:09 +0100   Hi List,   Talking of plugging things into the wall, at my church, we have 2 main pipe organs (one in the chancel which can control some of the bigger one on the west gallery). But there is also a one manual and pedal pipe organ in the lady chapel (which isn't the best of things) which hardly gets used. This however is a real pipe organ which plugs into the wall with a standard plug!!   Richard.   P.S I wasn't bragging about having two organs - it just makes it easier to do the Vierne "Messe Sollonelle". =========================================================   This message was sent to you by Richard Pinel. rpinel@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk   Confucius say: Girl who lay on ground have piece on earth      
(back) Subject: Re: Most Lucious Strings Poll From: antoni scott <ascott@epix.net> Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 09:28:05 -0400   To the List and John V.   John V is quite correct.   The Wanamaker string division is the most outstanding string division ever. The stop specification shows rank after rank duplicated "sharp" and "flat", at all pitches. The mass of lush sound has no equal, as is evident in Bach's "Come Sweet Death" played by Virgil Fox.   One must wonder at the genius of who ever came up with the idea to have such a large string division on a pipe organ rather than a few "Celeste" stops. By the way, who did come up with the idea ?   Antoni Scott       John Vanderlee wrote: > > >An open question to all on the list: What are the MOST lucious strings that > >you have either heard or played on an organ & on which organ? > > The string division of Wanamaker's at Philadelphia. > Etherial! > > John V > > "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: funeral music ---HELP From: R A Campbell <rcampbel@U.Arizona.EDU> Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 06:42:28 -0700 (MST)   Thanks for the post about funeral music here. You will find a list of pieces for funerals and weddings at my site including many links. The main page is at http://www.u.arizona.edu/~rcampbel/index.html Any comments and suggestions are appreciated.   ^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^ R. A. Campbell, KUAT Communications-Modern Languages Building P.O.Box 210067 University of Arizona, Tucson AZ 85721    
(back) Subject: Re: Organist air conditioning (Was: Embarasssing Organ Question) From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 09:38:53 -0500   Jim Hailey wrote: > > I was going to suggest that if your buns are toasters, you could pass wind > under them, or am I getting my topics confused.   All this reminds me of a comment of James B. Jamison, a tonal consultant back in the 1920's to 1950's who worked for Estey and Austin. He was not a big fan of tracker action, and when someone once said to him, "I like tracker action -- it gives me a real feeling of contact with the instrument." Jamison responded, "So does the organ bench."   John.  
(back) Subject: Re: Terminology, was A curiosity question-replyto"toaster"aspects! From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 12:00:18 -0400 (EDT)   > Just suffice it to say that I would > rather pass "wind" that an electrical charge or > a digital sample!!! =A0 ouch!   >What would the sampling rate on that be > Bruce?   I would think just once outta do it!!! ;<)   bruce cornely cremona84000@webtv.net   Dogs need to sniff the ground; it's how they keep abreast of current events. The ground is a giant dog newspaper, containing all kinds of late-breaking dog news items, which, if they are especially urgent, are often continued in the next yard. --Dave Barry    
(back) Subject: Re: Atlantic City Organ From: William Morton <wjm@pacbell.net> Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 09:18:03 -0700   At 09:19 PM 4/16/99 -0500, you wrote: >Hi List... I just opened my March/ April Theatre Organ journal, and LO, >there's the Mid-Losh at Atl. City. Wonderful picture +ACEAIQ-   I think it's the same picture that is on the cover of the newly-released CD.....   < W J Morton wjm@pacbell.net > No trees were harmed by the production of this message; however, a rather large number of electrons were somewhat inconvenienced.  
(back) Subject: Re: Organist air conditioning (Was: Embarasssing Organ Question) From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 12:32:21 -0400 (EDT)     >All this reminds me of a comment of James B. > Jamison, a tonal consultant back in the 1920's > to 1950's who worked for Estey and Austin. > He was not a big fan of tracker action, and > when someone once said to him, "I like >tracker action -- it gives me a real feeling of > contact with the instrument." Jamison > responded, "So does the organ bench." hehehe... Reminds me of my younger EP / behemoth days at UHouston when Keith Morgan, our tuner/builder/guru referred (in his thick suthrun draaaaaaaawhl) to tracker organs as "flush-tawlet awhgans". (oh, the shame!! ;<) ).   bruce cornely cremona84000@webtv.net   Dogs need to sniff the ground; it's how they keep abreast of current events. The ground is a giant dog newspaper, containing all kinds of late-breaking dog news items, which, if they are especially urgent, are often continued in the next yard. --Dave Barry    
(back) Subject: Wanamaker Strings From: Robert Horton <gemshorn@ukans.edu> Date: Sun, 18 Apr 1999 11:24:18 -0500   At 09:28 AM 4/17/99 -0400, you wrote: >One must wonder at the genius of who ever came up with the idea to have >such a large string division on a pipe organ rather than a few "Celeste" >stops. By the way, who did come up with the idea ? It was none other than George Ashdown Audsley. If you read his book, you'll see numerous examples of him mentioning the need for a "massing" of strings in orchestral playing. Looks like he got his wish.   Robert Horton - DMA Student, University of Kansas 1603 West 15th St. #207A, Lawrence, KS 66044 http://falcon.cc.ukans.edu/~gemshorn/   "Five out of four people have trouble with fractions."  
(back) Subject: The Organ Web Ring - X Posted From: Brent Johnson <bmjohns@fgi.net> Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 14:32:12 -0500   Hello everyone. I am writing to inform you that the URL of the Organ Web Ring has changed. It is now http://209.235.102.9/~org20050 Now, I promise it won't be at that horrible address forever, this is the future domain of www.organwebring.com, however we are still waiting on that address to be registered. Anyway, until then, you can use the above address to find the web ring to browse the over 130 sites on the ring, or to add your own organ-related web site. It's easy and free, it helps generate traffic to your site, and it helps keep all the many organ web sites on the net together. Check out the future www.organwebring.com at http://209.235.102.9/~org20050 Bye! Brent Johnson The Organ Web Ring http://209.235.102.9/~org20050 organwebring@hotmail.com    
(back) Subject: Fw: Atlantic City Organ From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 15:18:21 -0500   Hi List... This is off-topic. Read my post - and where you see the strange alphabet - that was exclamation points. What happened???   Piece, Rick   -----Original Message----- From: William Morton <wjm@pacbell.net> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Date: Saturday, April 17, 1999 11:19 AM Subject: Re: Atlantic City Organ     >At 09:19 PM 4/16/99 -0500, you wrote: >>Hi List... I just opened my March/ April Theatre Organ journal, and LO, >>there's the Mid-Losh at Atl. City. Wonderful picture +ACEAIQ- > >I think it's the same picture that is on the cover of the newly-released >CD..... > > < W J Morton wjm@pacbell.net > >No trees were harmed by the production of this message; however, a >rather large number of electrons were somewhat inconvenienced. > >"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: Organist air conditioning-and Contact with Bench~~~~ From: GRSCoLVR@aol.com Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 16:44:30 EDT   Hi John! What a wonderful comment.:-) I would have liked Mr. Jamison,,I am sure! <G>   Regards, ---Roc  
(back) Subject: Re: Organist air conditioning, Mr. Morgan's response et al From: GRSCoLVR@aol.com Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 16:57:27 EDT   Hi Bruce! Thats hysterical! definitely tickles me! Thanks for sharing :-)) ---Roc  
(back) Subject: Re: Fw: Atlantic City Organ From: William Morton <wjm@pacbell.net> Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 15:31:13 -0700   At 03:18 PM 4/17/99 -0500, you wrote: >Hi List... This is off-topic. Read my post - and where you see the strange >alphabet - that was exclamation points. What happened???   Rick--I went back and looked at your original message and the gibberish was in the same place there--so I don't know where it came from!   < W J Morton wjm@pacbell.net > No trees were harmed by the production of this message; however, a rather large number of electrons were somewhat inconvenienced.  
(back) Subject: SF Fox nostalgia From: Ron Pearcy <ronniep@clear.net.nz> Date: Sun, 18 Apr 1999 11:42:20 +0000 (GMT)     For many many years I have had a near pristine reel tape recording of Everett Nourse and Tiny James playing the San Francisco W4/36. From memory Volume 3, including EN - Egyptian Ballet and TJ - Kiss In The Dark. Apart from using it a few times to dubb to cassettes (which I have played endlessly .. wearing out several) the master tape remains in excellent condition .. the master LP had also had little use. What a magnificent organ and environment.   I have just recently transferred the programme to CD and I am ever so pleased with the result.   Also have a short taped segment of a SanFrancisco FM Stereo Radio interview at the Fox just hours before the theatre was closed. One of the players (TJ from memory) was interviewed. He then played the organ for the very last time in that situ. Quite moving and sad. The interviewer was close to tears. Have managed to fit most of the interview and last sounds onto the end of the CD.   Oh how I wish I could step back in time and visit the Fox in its heyday.   Ronnie   -- ----- Ron Pearcy <ronniep@clear.net.nz> 17 Donegal Crescent, Greenswood, Greenmeadows, Napier, New Zealand -------  
(back) Subject: Re: Most Lucious Strings Poll From: RMaryman@aol.com Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 21:25:29 EDT   The Strings Organ at the Wanamaker organ in phily, AND the Strings (all of them) at the Woolsey Hall E. M. Skinner (whings includes the floating string division - WUNNNNderful stuff!!)   Rick M Staunton VA  
(back) Subject: E.M.Skinner Grand Ave. Methodist? From: Frank Johnson <usd465@hit.net> Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 20:11:54 -0600   Several months ago I heard that the E. M. Skinner Opus 190 in the Grand Avenue United Methodist Temple in Kansas City, Missouri was badly damaged. I believe it was water damage and the last I heard it might not be possible to save portions of the wonderful instrument. I have, and dearly love, the "CD Opus 190" featuring Frederick Hohman. I purchased the album because it contained Powell Weaver's The Squirrel. My mother used to play that occasionally (esp. after she finished practicing and I asked her to play it). I am fortunate enough to have a recording of mom playing it. I'd really appreciate any information someone can offer on the situation with the organ.   Frank Johnson   Frank R. Johnson (KA0API) Spirit of New Orleans - clarinet/leader http://www.hit.net/~usd465/ 1922 E. 14th Winfield, KS 67156      
(back) Subject: Re: Terminology, was A curiosity question-replyto"toaster"aspects! From: Innkawgneeto@webtv.net (N Brown) Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 22:27:29 -0400 (EDT)   Bruce, you are too funny!! --Neil    
(back) Subject: SF Fox Nostalgia (further info') From: Ron Pearcy <ronniep@clear.net.nz> Date: Sun, 18 Apr 1999 14:27:43 +0000 (GMT)     Several folk have sought further info on the FM radio broadcast mentioned in my earlier post today .. .. .. .. ..   The 11min FM Radio Station was KPEN and the broadcast was made the morning after the Final Concert in the Theatre the previous evening. Both Tiny James and Ev Nourse were present. Mr James was the spokesperson though .. Mr Nourse just affirmed a point made by TJ. The programme opened with a recording from the night before of EN playing 'Old Man River' Then the interviewer interacted with them both at the console and asked TJ to demonstrate some of the toy counter stops .. .. bird whistle / chinese gong / fire bells / train whistle and clappers were demonstrated as was the 32' pipe (which sounded like a diaphone to me). Mention was made that a multiple album (TJ/EN) was due to be released in the weeks ahead (not by DORIC perhaps Paradise?) .. .. reference to work and recording in the wee hours was made.   'Alley Cat' was then performed by TJ .. .. this may have been a dubbing from the LP. At this point the announcer became quite emotional, mentioned the numbness of the final stage of the previous night's concert, and talked about the loss as being unbelievable . . . . . . . . . . Finally, a recording of the final two items from Everett Nourse the night before, were played .. . . . . . . . .   Auld Lange Syne San Francisco, Open Your Golden Gates   Almost 40 years ago!   Ronnie   -- ----- Ron Pearcy <ronniep@clear.net.nz> 17 Donegal Crescent, Greenswood, Greenmeadows, Napier, New Zealand -------  
(back) Subject: Re: Wanamaker Strings From: Innkawgneeto@webtv.net (N Brown) Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 22:32:56 -0400 (EDT)   Dr. to be Horton and Friends: The central area of the Hecht's store is what? 6 or 7 stories tall? Would that account, at least somewhat, for the beauty of the strings? Further, do organ strings then, sound best in the same venue that bright mixtures do? --Neil    
(back) Subject: Re: E.M.Skinner Grand Ave. Methodist? From: jon <jonberts@swbell.net> Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 21:34:35 -0500   Frank:   Thanks for your post. I was not aware of the situation. We will probably call the church monday and see what the status is. I see no reasons to not "save" any portions of the organ, unless they have had few and rediculously high bids for work.   Jon Bertschinger Temple Organs, Saint Joseph, Mo.   Frank Johnson wrote:   > Several months ago I heard that the E. M. Skinner Opus 190 in the > Grand Avenue United Methodist Temple in Kansas City, Missouri was badly > damaged. I believe it was water damage and the last I heard it might not > be possible to save portions of the wonderful instrument. > I have, and dearly love, the "CD Opus 190" featuring Frederick > Hohman. I purchased the album because it contained Powell Weaver's The > Squirrel. My mother used to play that occasionally (esp. after she > finished practicing and I asked her to play it). I am fortunate enough to > have a recording of mom playing it. > I'd really appreciate any information someone can offer on the > situation with the organ. > > Frank Johnson > > Frank R. Johnson (KA0API) > Spirit of New Orleans - clarinet/leader > http://www.hit.net/~usd465/ > 1922 E. 14th > Winfield, KS 67156 > > "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: E.M.Skinner Grand Ave. Methodist? From: Frank Johnson <usd465@hit.net> Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 20:50:00 -0600   >Frank: > >Thanks for your post. I was not aware of the situation. We will probably >call the church monday and see what the status is. I see no reasons to not >"save" any portions of the organ, unless they have had few and rediculously >high bids for work. >   I've tried to find a homepage for the church but to no avail.   Hope you can find something and would appreciate it if you could let me hear.   Thanks for your interest.   Frank   Frank R. Johnson (KA0API) Spirit of New Orleans - clarinet/leader http://www.hit.net/~usd465/ 1922 E. 14th Winfield, KS 67156      
(back) Subject: Re: E.M.Skinner Grand Ave. Methodist? From: Innkawgneeto@webtv.net (N Brown) Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 23:00:45 -0400 (EDT)   Please refresh my memory on this instrument: Is it the oldest Skinner? Largest Skinner? Largest untampered with Skinner? I forget, but it does have a claim to fame. What is it? And to think I went to school minutes from there and never knew it existed till I came to NJ. --Neil    
(back) Subject: Re: E.M.Skinner Grand Ave. Methodist? From: Frank Johnson <usd465@hit.net> Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 21:05:55 -0600   >Please refresh my memory on this instrument: Is it the oldest Skinner? >Largest Skinner? Largest untampered with Skinner? I forget, but it >does have a claim to fame. What is it? > And to think I went to school minutes from there and never knew it >existed till I came to NJ.     According to the CD album, this is "the oldest original and intact 4-manual Ernest M. Skinner pipe organ (1912).   I'm anxious to find out more about the damage. Thanks for your interest.   Frank   Frank R. Johnson (KA0API) Spirit of New Orleans - clarinet/leader http://www.hit.net/~usd465/ 1922 E. 14th Winfield, KS 67156      
(back) Subject: Re: E.M.Skinner Grand Ave. Methodist? From: Innkawgneeto@webtv.net (N Brown) Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 23:07:14 -0400 (EDT)   Thank you, Frank. I knew it was something like that. What a pity if it indeed sustained damage. --Neil    
(back) Subject: Re: E.M.Skinner Grand Ave. Methodist? From: jvitacco@interactive.net (Joe Vitacco) Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 23:18:25 -0400   This is the largest unaltered 4 manual Skinner left. I hope nothing has happened to it. Fred Holman of Pro-Organo recorded an excellent CD on this organ.   Please let me know if this organ is in trouble.   Joe Vitacco <www.greatorgancds.com>      
(back) Subject: Re: E.M.Skinner Grand Ave. Methodist? From: Frank Johnson <usd465@hit.net> Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 21:18:21 -0600   >Thank you, Frank. I knew it was something like that. What a pity if it >indeed sustained damage. >--Neil   Do you have the Album of Hohman's? It indicates that he plays "Vintage Repertoire." I love it.   Frank   Frank R. Johnson (KA0API) Spirit of New Orleans - clarinet/leader http://www.hit.net/~usd465/ 1922 E. 14th Winfield, KS 67156      
(back) Subject: Re: E.M.Skinner Grand Ave. Methodist? From: Frank Johnson <usd465@hit.net> Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 21:25:14 -0600   >This is the largest unaltered 4 manual Skinner left. I hope nothing has >happened to it. Fred Holman of Pro-Organo recorded an excellent CD on this >organ. > >Please let me know if this organ is in trouble.     Several weeks ago I understood their was tremendous water damage. I haven't heard any more though.   I have the album and it is one of my favorites.   Thanks for your interest.   Frank   Frank R. Johnson (KA0API) Spirit of New Orleans - clarinet/leader http://www.hit.net/~usd465/ 1922 E. 14th Winfield, KS 67156      
(back) Subject: Re: E.M.Skinner Grand Ave. Methodist? From: jvitacco@interactive.net (Joe Vitacco) Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 23:34:33 -0400   Holman is my competitor and I will say his CD is a winner. He uses the organ very, very well. I would recommend it highly.   Joe Vitacco <www.greatorgancds.com>      
(back) Subject: Re: E.M.Skinner Grand Ave. Methodist? From: Stanley Lowkis <nstarfil@MediaOne.net> Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 23:33:38 -0400   Frank Johnson wrote: > > > Do you have the Album of Hohman's? It indicates that he plays "Vintage > Repertoire." I love it. > > Frank > http://www.zarex.com/CD7042.html is a link to the CD offered by Pro Organo.   According to the description, The start up sounds of the Skinner are included - just like the Atlantic City disc!   Stan Lowkis  
(back) Subject: Re: E.M.Skinner Grand Ave. Methodist? From: Frank Johnson <usd465@hit.net> Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 21:36:34 -0600   >Holman is my competitor and I will say his CD is a winner. He uses the >organ very, very well. I would recommend it highly. > >Joe Vitacco     I appreciate your comments. Thank you.   Frank   Frank R. Johnson (KA0API) Spirit of New Orleans - clarinet/leader http://www.hit.net/~usd465/ 1922 E. 14th Winfield, KS 67156      
(back) Subject: Re: Wanamaker Strings From: Robert Horton <gemshorn@ukans.edu> Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 22:38:53 -0600   > The central area of the Hecht's store is what? 6 or 7 stories tall? >Would that account, at least somewhat, for the beauty of the strings? I believe it's seven stories...and it does indeed account for some of the beauty. But the most striking thing about the strings at Hecht's is the sheer number of pipes. That string division alone contains twice as many pipes as are found in most organs!   > Further, do organ strings then, sound best in the same venue that >bright mixtures do? Well, I can't really think of ANY venue where bright mixtures sound particularly good ;-> Seriously, though...a good acoustic is the most important stop on any instrument. However, I believe strings are a lot more forgiving of dead rooms than are mixtures. Organs by Hopeless-Jones and the theater organ are prime examples of this--lots of Wurlitzer Salicionals and Celestes out there...but very few Cymbales and Scharrrrrrffs.   Rob Horton http://falcon.cc.ukans.edu/~gemshorn/      
(back) Subject: Re: E.M.Skinner Grand Ave. Methodist? From: jvitacco@interactive.net (Joe Vitacco) Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 23:38:46 -0400   Yes there is start up on the CD. The Atlantic City organ CD is on sales on my site <<greatorgancds.com>>   Joe Vitacco <www.greatorgancds.com>      
(back) Subject: Re: E.M.Skinner Grand Ave. Methodist? From: Frank Johnson <usd465@hit.net> Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 21:45:55 -0600   >Yes there is start up on the CD. The Atlantic City organ CD is on sales on >my site <<greatorgancds.com>> >     I just received the Atlantic City organ CD and it is really fun to have. I admire them for doing a "warts and all" recording. Really needed to be done.   Frank   Frank R. Johnson (KA0API) Spirit of New Orleans - clarinet/leader http://www.hit.net/~usd465/ 1922 E. 14th Winfield, KS 67156      
(back) Subject: Best Big On-line Music Stores!! From: Aida van de Brake <Celeste@cable.A2000.nl> Date: Sun, 18 Apr 1999 10:14:19 +0200   Hi Guys,   You just gotta check this links page out:   http://home1.gte.net/mcorphan/music.html     It's the best I've seen so far (if you're looking for CDs and such.) It will (probably) keep you busy for another week!!!   Cheers,   Aida.