PipeChat Digest #803 - Monday, April 19, 1999
RE: Hendersonville, NC Harrison and Harrison
  by "Barry and Claire Bodie" <bbodie@InfoAve.Net>
Re: E.M.Skinner Grand Ave. Methodist?
  by "Richard Scott-Copeland" <organist@hantslife.co.uk>

(back) Subject: RE: Hendersonville, NC Harrison and Harrison From: Barry and Claire Bodie <bbodie@InfoAve.Net> Date: Mon, 19 Apr 1999 00:39:15 -0400   John:   I believe most of the Harrison and Harrison organs delivered to North America have been electro-pneumatic action. A glaring exception to this rule is the sister organ to the one in Hendersonville located in Rocky Mount, MC. This organ has mechanical key and pedal action with electric stop action. Other Harrison and Harrison instruments located in Vero Beach, FL, and Savannah, GA, are of electro-pneumatic action.   > -----Original Message----- > From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of > John L Speller > Sent: Sunday, April 18, 1999 10:49 PM > To: PipeChat > Subject: Re: Hendersonville, NC Harrison and Harrison > > > Barry and Claire Bodie wrote: > > > > The new Harrison and Harrison organ at St. James Church in > Hendersonville, > > NC was dedicated this afternoon. > > I looked at the website and this certainly seems like a fine instrument. > I have long been a fan of Harrison & Harrison. One thing puzzles me, > however. Since the designer of this instrument was obviously influenced > by those of Arthur Hill and Arthur Harrison, why was it built with > electro-pneumatic action? I was baptised in a church that has a very > fine three-manual Arthur Hill. It is a tracker. Most of Arthur > Harrison's instruments were tubular-pneumatic (though the smaller ones > were tracker), but even those had tracker pedal couplers so that you > would see the notes pulled down and see what notes were "missing." > There was not a time (not even in the 1950's) when Harrison & Harrison > (and for that matter J.W. Walker & Sons; Hill, Norman & Beard, and > Mander) were not building at least *some* (mostly small) tracker > instruments. Over 75% of new instruments built in England today are > tracker (which compares with about 90% in the rest of Europe), and most > of Harrison & Harrison's recent *new* instruments (big and small alike) > have been tracker. Why not this one? I am not saying there is not a > good reason, but enquiring minds need to know? > > John. > > "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: "Richard Scott-Copeland" <organist@hantslife.co.uk> Date: Mon, 19 Apr 1999 08:40:07 +0100         >>The Swell division of this organ was badly damaged by water. The organ is >>not totaled. The organ isn't for sale. Let hope the church can have it >>repaired. Many other organs like U of Michigan have taken baths and still     Surely, better to be flooded than cooked. Not many organs get up again from a serious fire!   Richard Scott-Copeland Southampton England