PipeChat Digest #1027 - Friday, August 13, 1999
 
Re: pipes, more pipes and questions
  by "Bill" <WGWUTILS@webtv.net>
Re: pipes, more pipes and questions
  by "Bill" <WGWUTILS@webtv.net>
Re: pipes, more pipes and questions
  by "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu>
[Ballet] AUG 12 (fwd)
  by "R A Campbell" <rcampbel@U.Arizona.EDU>
Salt Lake City Tornado
  by "Richard Schneider" <arpncorn@davesworld.net>
Re: Salt Lake City Tornado
  by "David Enlow" <davenlow@hotmail.com>
Re: Salt Lake City Tornado
  by "Jason McGuire" <jason@johannus-norcal.com>
Re: Salt Lake City Tornado
  by <OrganMD@aol.com>
Re: Console available
  by "John  M. Doney" <jdoney@email.msn.com>
organ instruction in Spanish
  by "Tom White" <tomwhite@hamptons.com>
 


(back) Subject: Re: pipes, more pipes and questions From: WGWUTILS@webtv.net (Bill) Date: Thu, 12 Aug 1999 11:11:50 -0400 (EDT)   John: If I remember the Bardavon correctly, it had a brick wall at the back of the stage. Don't remember how deep the stage is, but considering it is an old opera house, I would suspect it has a somewhat deep stage like the Arts house in Kingston. Wouldn't it be possible to put the 16' Tibia pipes just in front of that back stage wall and faced with swell shades of sufficient strength to protect the pipes? Might be a bit loud fo the performers on stage, but this might be the easiest solution outside of MIDI...   Also, you never told us how your group make out taking over the orchestra, nor if you ever did an Orchestral Organ concert.   Bill W. in Florida    
(back) Subject: Re: pipes, more pipes and questions From: WGWUTILS@webtv.net (Bill) Date: Thu, 12 Aug 1999 11:40:38 -0400 (EDT)   PS: Just remembered as well, to answer your question about pipes above the stage arch, the Fort Wayne, IN, Palace theater, which was an old vaudville theatre and now torn down, had a 3m21r Moller speaking from an arch between the stage and the Dome. Never heard it speak, however, as chambers had been sealed by the fire marshall and power disconnected years earlier (this was around 1953/54). Must have been ok as I've heard of other installations like that.   And before I get questioned about the welfare of the Moller, it was saved by a local enthusiast as was the 3-17 WurlitZer in the Paramount theater before it was demolished - the last remaining TO in Ft.Wayne is the 4-19 Page in the former Emboyd ne Embassy theater, now the Ft.Wayne Civic Theatre.   Bill W.    
(back) Subject: Re: pipes, more pipes and questions From: John Vanderlee <jovanderlee@vassar.edu> Date: Thu, 12 Aug 1999 11:47:34 -0500   > Wouldn't it be possible to put the 16' >Tibia pipes just in front of that back stage wall.   You are correct in that recollection, but they already said NO to that as = a lot of props and or drapes go right up to the wall. However we have an OK for mounting on a wall at stage-right, but that = would place them facing stage-left behind the wall of the proscenium. With bass being non-directional that could work, but sometimes the drapes stay closed, don't know how that would affect it. THe other thought is the attic over the sound board above the proscenium, there is a slot for egress where there are light fixtures. > >Also, you never told us how your group make out taking over the >orchestra, nor if you ever did an Orchestral Organ concert. First, we're basically two groups, The New york Theatre Organ Soc., and = the Bardavon. NYTOS owns the organ. THe Bardavon did buy the assets of the = HUd. Val. Phil. and thus gained managing control. The plan this fall is for Missa Solemnis (with organ) and later St Saens.   Thanks for asking!   John V        
(back) Subject: [Ballet] AUG 12 (fwd) From: R A Campbell <rcampbel@U.Arizona.EDU> Date: Thu, 12 Aug 1999 09:21:02 -0700 (MST)     Good day dear friends, here is this day in good music history: http://www.angelfire.com/ab/day/aug12.html -Ashley =3D=3D=3D PROMOTE YOUR ARTS URL at: http://www.onelist.com/subscribe.cgi/AAArtsURLs     Music Directories: http://AcoustiCDigest.com   NEW CDs: http://newCDnews.com --------------------------- ONElist Sponsor ----------------------------   ATTN ONELIST USERS: stay current on the latest activities, programs, & features at ONElist by joining our member newsletter at <a href=3D" http://www.onelist.com/subscribe/onelist_announce ">Click</a>   ------------------------------------------------------------------------ NEW compact discs athttp://newCDnews.com and visit the Internet Music = Index at http://acoustiCDigest.com    
(back) Subject: Salt Lake City Tornado From: Richard Schneider <arpncorn@davesworld.net> Date: Thu, 12 Aug 1999 11:43:29 -0700   On Wed, 11 Aug 1999 23:28:57 -0400, Bonnie Beth Derby <orge@dreamscape.com> wrote to the lists:   > Dear listers, > I have been hearing about the rare F-2 tornado that went through = downtown > Salt Lake City at just about 12:45pm Mountain Time this afternoon. Any > damage to the Mormon Tabernacle or the Temple?   Bonnie, and listers:   This came to me from one of the wire services pertaining this tornado. It sounds as though there may have been some damage to the new Mormon "Supernacle" that is under construction at this time.   Faithfully, Rich Schneider SCHNEIDER PIPE ORGANS, Inc. Organbuilders 41-43 Johnston Street Post Office Box 137 Kenney, IL 61749-0137 (217) 944-2454 VOX (217) 944-2527 FAX mailto:arpncorn@davesworld.net EMAIL (Note change in ISP's Domain-Name!)   =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3Dbegin = forwarded news = story=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D   > Tornado rips Salt Lake; 4 reported dead, 100 injured > Deseret News staff > A powerful tornado touched down in Salt Lake City early Wednesday > afternoon, killing at least four people and injuring more than 100, > shattering windows, collapsing tents at the Outdoor Retailers Summer = Market > and ripping off sections of roof from the Delta Center and other = buildings.   > Police search through what is left of metal frame supports and tents = used > for an outdoor retailers convention scheduled to open Thursday next to = the > Delta Center. > Kristan Jacobsen, Deseret News Rescuers and emergency management > officials were still counting casualties at mid afternoon. > As the tornado's dark funnel =97 an uncommon sight in the Mountain = West > =97 crossed the I-15 corridor motorists stopped in their tracks. > Meteorologist Chris Young of the National Weather Service said the storm = =97 > classified as an F2 on a scale of 0-5 =97 then invaded the city's = downtown > area and headed through the Capitol Hill and Avenues neighborhoods to = the > east, damaging houses but losing potency as it went. > In its path, the storm ripped trees up by their roots; flattened > large commercial tents, battering and trapping people inside them; = disabled > power lines and transformers, and toppled a construction crane at the = site > of the new LDS assembly hall. The tornado spawned what one officer = termed a > "very dangerous" gas leak at the Salt Palace docking area, which was > subsequently evacuated. > One man was struck by lightning at 1500 S. 1475 West in Woods = Cross > at 12:45 p.m. A dispatcher said he was in very critical condition. So = many > people were hurt downtown that some of the injured were being = transported > by UTA buses to local hospitals, as well as ambulances and helicopters. > Eyewitnesses were in shock. > "It was just like being at the movies =97 'Twister,'" said Nick > Casaril, at bellboy at the Marriott Hotel. Employees and patrons there > ducked into the parking garage and watched the tornado go over Abravanel > Hall and go north, Casaril said. > Valerie Hall was in her office on the eighth floor of the Triad > Center when she saw the storm approaching. > "My office overlooks the Delta Center," said Hall, an employee of > Bonneville Media Group. "I was just sitting here, and it started hailing > really hard, and then the wind started whipping up, and pretty soon tree > limbs and tree parts and parts of the building and things. . . . Huge > chunks of things started flying. It was just unreal." > <Picture: Photo> > An overturned trailer lies in front of the Delta Center. The Delta = Center > sustained damage, including many broken windows. > <Picture> > Kristan Jacobsen, Deseret News Hall said she started running = around > her office, warning people to get down. > "I was in the middle of the 'Wizard of Oz' up here," she said. > Looking out the window again, she saw lightning and sparks and = fires > outside. Temporary tents, set up for the Outdoor Retailers show, "have = been > blown to bits," she said. "The top part of the Delta Center is blown = off. > The (Wyndham Hotel) has the windows all blown out of it." > The construction site of the new LDS assembly hall north of Temple > Square was hit hard. Witnesses said the wind snapped off the arm of a = large > yellow crane on site and broke the anchors on a smaller white crane. > Casey Peay, a masonry worker at the site, described the wind as "a > big ol' dust devil. I saw a pretty large cloud and all of a sudden the > safety guy came and said, 'Get out of here' and everybody just = scattered." > Ted Jacobsen, chairman of Jacobsen Construction, was in a meeting = in > a trailer at the assembly hall site, where about 800 people were = working. > "There were a lot of materials flying around," he said. Even as the = storm > approached construction workers began evacuating. > "They're pretty savvy," said Ben Nielsen of Okland Construction. > "They know how to take care of themselves." No major injuries were > immediately reported at the site, but a pedestrian nearby, at the > intersection of North Temple and West. "Everybody hid inside (the new > structure) and then when it was over everybody ran outside" said Paulo > Aiono, a construction worker. > Aiono saw two portable toilets flying through the air. "I don't = even > know where they're at now." > Witness Mike Lindsay saw the destruction from the fifth floor of = the > Triad Center, at 300 West and North Temple. > "We were looking out west by the Union Pacific building and = there's a > huge tornado building up behind it," said Lindsay said. "We kept seeing > flashes as it took down power lines." > Lindsay said he watched the funnel-shaped tornado come from behind > the Union Pacific building and come right over the Delta Center. > "There were big shreads that looked like canvas on the top, = actually > flying from the top of the Delta Center," he said. "It had that dark = grey > look with debris flying around with it." > Lindsay said he and his co-workers were fascinated with the scene, > but quickly became concerned for their safety. "It was a sense of, oh, > that's cool, to oh-oh, it could come our way." > Deseret News promotions director Steve Handy was on the freeway by > 900 South when he saw the funnel cloud. > "You could see lightning inside it," he said. "It was amazing." > The cloud passed over Deseret News reporter Lois Collins' car, = which > she had just washed. As the cloud, which was losing its power, moved = toward > 100 South and 600 East, she said she could see the water drops on her = car > pull up and disappear. > Val Adams, an employee of the Los Angeles Times, was standing in a > crowd by the windows at the ZCMI Center, facing Crossroads Mall. > "Trees were bending over and people warned us not to stand by the > glass. We watched it for about five minutes," she said. "People who were > from back East laughed and said, 'Boy, these people don't know a tornado > when they see it.'" > Many people at the Wyndham Hotel, 215 W. South Temple, were = injured > in the swirling wind. > "We've got people laying all over hurt," a hotel employee said. > "We're under a severe crisis situation." > The worker said people inside and outside the hotel needed medical > attention. "It's real bad," he said. > Duff Clawson was with some friends, standing on the parking = terrace > at Trolley Square when he saw funnel clouds to the west. He said he saw = an > explosion in The Avenues. > "Kaboom, kaboom. I swear we saw roofs flying," Clawson said. "If > anyone was home, they're not now."  
(back) Subject: Re: Salt Lake City Tornado From: "David Enlow" <davenlow@hotmail.com> Date: Thu, 12 Aug 1999 17:05:20 GMT   That sounds interesting: does anyone know of any plans to put an organ in this 'supernacle?'   W. David Enlow Assistant Organist elect, Grace Church on-the-Hill, Toronto     ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Salt Lake City Tornado From: "Jason McGuire" <jason@johannus-norcal.com> Date: Thu, 12 Aug 1999 10:27:15 -0700       > That sounds interesting: does anyone know of any plans to put an organ = in > this 'supernacle?' > As far as I know, Shoenstein of San Francisco is putting in an organ of about 100+ ranks ... it will be primarily a choir accompaniment instrument which will then be amplified to fill the auditorium.   Jason  
(back) Subject: Re: Salt Lake City Tornado From: OrganMD@aol.com Date: Thu, 12 Aug 1999 15:06:36 EDT   To all....   The Salt Lake "Supernacle" will have 130 ranks of Schoenstein.  
(back) Subject: Re: Console available From: "John M. Doney" <jdoney@email.msn.com> Date: Thu, 12 Aug 1999 20:55:00 -0000   A friend asked me to post this for him. Good deal.   FOR SALE. 1967 Reuter organ console from First Presbyterian Church of St. Petersburg, Florida. Console has 3 manuals and is made of dark walnut. The keys are ivory and are in excellent condition. The console sits atop a 6' x 6' movable platform with a steel framework and a plywood top. The console has 89 drawknobs, 45 on the left side and 44 on the right side. There are 20 tilting tablets above the Swell manual. To the left of the tablets are 3 keyed switches for turning on blowers to the Main organ, the Antiphonal organ, and the Trompette en Chamade. To the right are 6 signal lights for signalling various parts of the church. There are 8 general pistons and 6 divisional pistons for Swell, Great, Positiv and Pedal. There are 3 divisional pistons for the Antiphonal stops. The divisional pistons of all 3 keyboards can be connected to the Pedal divisional pistons via on/off buttons. The console has two expression pedals and a Crescendo pedal, 2 Full Organ buttons, Swell Reeds on/off, Pedal Reeds on/off, setter button, lock for pistons, with indicator lights for Crescendo, Full Organ and Reeds on/off functions. The usual pedal couplers and reversibles are present. The console has electric action and is a beautiful piece of furniture in excellent condition. We are selling it because we recently upgraded to a larger 4-manual console with Solid State action. If new, this console would easily cost over $75.000. We are asking $2,000. The console is presently stored in the church's choir room. Removal would be at the expense of purchaser. For further information, please contact organist Jack Rain at 813/835-5225 or via e-mail at JackRain@webtv.net.          
(back) Subject: organ instruction in Spanish From: Tom White <tomwhite@hamptons.com> Date: Fri, 13 Aug 1999 00:22:54 +0100   A Collegue has requested informaton on suggestions for an organist instruction book written in Spanish. It would need to start at the basic skills and work up.   Would the members of the list have any suggestions?   You may reply privately.   Thanks   -Tom