PipeChat Digest #712 - Friday, February 19, 1999
 
J. Vanderstat/ Peragallo
  by "Dominic Joseph Radanovich" <rpob@aero.net>
Re: Re: Aeolian Skinner...........
  by "Daryl Robinson" <orgel1@fcmail.com>
RE: Johannus organs opinion
  by "Dennis Goward" <dgoward@uswest.net>
Daryl Robinson/ Schoenstein Organ Co
  by "Dominic Joseph Radanovich" <rpob@aero.net>
Re: Aeolian Skinner...........
  by "Karl E. Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersv.edu>
Houston Skinner
  by "Bud/burgie" <budchris@earthlink.net>
Daryl Robinson/Skinner/ Schoenstein
  by "Dominic Joseph Radanovich" <rpob@aero.net>
Re: Aeolian Skinner...........
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Re: Aeolian Skinner...........
  by "Bud/burgie" <budchris@earthlink.net>
Re: Houston Skinner
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Re: Houston Skinner
  by "Bud/burgie" <budchris@earthlink.net>
Daryl Robinson/ Skinner Organ
  by "Dominic Joseph Radanovich" <rpob@aero.net>
Re: books
  by <RSiegel920@aol.com>
Re: Aeolian Skinner...........
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Re: Houston Skinner
  by "Travis Evans" <tle6399@seward.cune.edu>
 


(back) Subject: J. Vanderstat/ Peragallo From: "Dominic Joseph Radanovich" <rpob@aero.net> Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 11:26:18 -0600   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=_NextPart_000_0017_01BE5BFA.AB19D0E0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   The only reason that I suggested Peragallo was that they rebuilt the = Kilgen at Saint Patricks Cathedral in NYC and a colleague of mine told = me how wonderful the organ is now. Personally I have no experience with = them.   I do know, however, first hand, Schoensteins work. I wish that I worked = for them!   D J Radanovich, Milwaukee   ------=_NextPart_000_0017_01BE5BFA.AB19D0E0 Content-Type: text/html; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD W3 HTML//EN"> <HTML> <HEAD>   <META content=3Dtext/html;charset=3Diso-8859-1 = http-equiv=3DContent-Type> <META content=3D'"MSHTML 4.72.3110.7"' name=3DGENERATOR> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D#ffffff> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>The only reason that I = suggested=20 Peragallo was that they rebuilt the Kilgen at Saint Patricks Cathedral = in NYC=20 and a colleague of mine told me how wonderful the organ is now.&nbsp; = Personally=20 I have no experience with them.</FONT></STRONG></DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2></FONT></STRONG>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>I do know, however, first = hand,=20 Schoensteins work.&nbsp; I wish that I worked for = them!</FONT></STRONG></DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2></FONT></STRONG>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>D J Radanovich,=20 Milwaukee</FONT></STRONG></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=_NextPart_000_0017_01BE5BFA.AB19D0E0--    
(back) Subject: Re: Re: Aeolian Skinner........... From: "Daryl Robinson" <orgel1@fcmail.com> Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 09:18:52 -0800   sure I don't scew up an Aeolian Skinner Organ!   Daryl Robinson Organist Moody Memorial First United Methodist Church Galveston, Tx.   ______________________________________________________   Sent by FortuneCity Mail at http://www.fortunecity.com       Join now and receive 20Mb of free web space and E-mail  
(back) Subject: RE: Johannus organs opinion From: "Dennis Goward" <dgoward@uswest.net> Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 10:33:15 -0700   First, I should qualify whatever I say here by saying that other than the CD, I've never heard a Johannus.   What I know of them is they are built for European tastes and buildings, so they don't translate well to US settings. However, they did consult with a US builder on a new line of organs they wanted to market in the US. Perhaps it would be possible to see what that consultation has resulted in?   There is a Johannus dealer in Phoenix, so I would guess there may be one in a large city near you. Perhaps you could get to hear one first hand.   Dennis Goward    
(back) Subject: Daryl Robinson/ Schoenstein Organ Co From: "Dominic Joseph Radanovich" <rpob@aero.net> Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 11:35:29 -0600   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=_NextPart_000_0025_01BE5BFB.F3874500 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Schoenstein Organ Company is in San Francisco. They are a very old = company. I do not believe that they have a website, but are listed = through pipeorgan.com=20   They have recently completed a large instrument in Lincoln, Nebraska, = which was featured in AGO magazine last month or month before. This = organ will be one of the main instruments used in our regional = convention this summer at Omaha.   Before this they did a beautiful three manual at Covenant Presbyterian = Church in Madison, Wisconsin. The organ is romantic and exquisite. I = had the pleasure and honour of a semi-private, impromptue, concert by = Thomas Murray last year. =20   Schoenstein has many good instruments all over the place. Jack Bethards is the Chief person to contact at the SFO office.   D J Radanovich, Milwaukee   ------=_NextPart_000_0025_01BE5BFB.F3874500 Content-Type: text/html; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD W3 HTML//EN"> <HTML> <HEAD>   <META content=3Dtext/html;charset=3Diso-8859-1 = http-equiv=3DContent-Type> <META content=3D'"MSHTML 4.72.3110.7"' name=3DGENERATOR> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D#ffffff> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>Schoenstein Organ Company is = in San=20 Francisco.&nbsp; They are a very old company.&nbsp; I do not believe = that they=20 have a website, but are listed through pipeorgan.com = </FONT></STRONG></DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2></FONT></STRONG>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>They have recently completed = a large=20 instrument in Lincoln, Nebraska, which was featured in AGO magazine last = month=20 or month before.&nbsp; This organ will be one of the main instruments = used in=20 our regional convention this summer at Omaha.</FONT></STRONG></DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2></FONT></STRONG>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>Before this they did a = beautiful three=20 manual at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Madison, Wisconsin.&nbsp; The = organ is=20 romantic and exquisite.&nbsp; I had the pleasure and honour of a = semi-private,=20 impromptue, concert by Thomas Murray last year.&nbsp; = </FONT></STRONG></DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2></FONT></STRONG>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>Schoenstein has many good = instruments=20 all over the place.</FONT></STRONG></DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>Jack Bethards is the Chief = person to=20 contact at the SFO office.</FONT></STRONG></DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2></FONT></STRONG>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>D J Radanovich,=20 Milwaukee</FONT></STRONG></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=_NextPart_000_0025_01BE5BFB.F3874500--    
(back) Subject: Re: Aeolian Skinner........... From: "Karl E. Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersv.edu> Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 12:40:40 -0500 (EST)     Thompson-Allen? Yes, fine. But another EXCELLENT firm for this purpose: Nelson Barden, who has done the work at Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims, Brooklyn NY, a FINE, FINE job. Cordially,   Karl E. Moyer Lancaster PA On Fri, 19 Feb 1999, Bud/burgie wrote:   any obvious missing stops (32's, etc.), but be sure they're scaled to match the old work; clean the reeds (but make SURE the tech knows what he's doing and don't let him futz with them otherwise). > in, etc. > > Cheers, > > Bud > > Daryl Robinson wrote: > t the church right now is very small about 500-600 seats and they are soon to be building a large gothic stly cathedral a want to improve the organ. And they ha ve asked me to be the consultant but I need some help! > > If you have any suffestions please let me know! > > > > Daryl Robinson > > Organist > > Moody Memorial First United Methodist Church > > Galveston, Tx. > > > > ______________________________________________________ > > > > Sent by FortuneCity Mail at http://www.fortunecity.com > > > > Join now and receive 20Mb of free web space and E-mail > > > > "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 > > > > > "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: Houston Skinner From: Bud/burgie <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 09:48:03 -0800   Schoenstein has built some very significant American Classic/Symphonic organs recently ... Lincoln, Nebraska (forget the name of the church, but I think "Schoenstein" as a search string will get you to their website); St. Paul's Episcopal, K Street, Washington DC. They also did the rebuild of the Mormon Tabernacle organ.   A friend of mine's only caveat about the Tabernacle rebuild was that they paid more attention to the shop drawings and less to the changes that Harrison had made once the organ actually arrived in Utah. Unfortunately, those changes weren't well-documented, so I wouldn't necessarily take Schoenstein to task about not taking them into account.   A. Thompson-Allen and Co. are the folks who take care of the Skinner at Yale. DUH! Took TWO pots of coffee to remember THAT. They're purists (not a bad thing, that) ... you won't get a breaking-glass Brustwerk tacked onto any of the Skinners THEY rebuild! Or a solid-state combination action, if they can help it (grin).   I think what you're looking for is either a firm like Thompson-Allen, who have made the preservation of Skinners their life's work, or a firm whose own style of building approaches that of Skinner. And be sure that they're BIG enough to handle rebuilding and moving a 100+ rank organ. Some small builders, anxious for the work, will cut their prices and bite off more than they can possibly chew. Above all, go hear and play some of the rebuilds/new work they've done.   Find out who's doing the rebuild of the mighty Skinner at St. Luke's Episcopal in Evanston (I think it's Thompson-Allen, but it might not be) .... from all reports, that's turning out to be really spectacular.   You might ask Dr. Robert Anderson (retired head of the organ dept. at SMU) who moved the Caruth Auditorium Skinner to St. Luke's Episcopal in Dallas. I don't know if there were any tonal changes involved there ... I doubt it ... Caruth was a pretty good, pretty complete organ for its day and style.   Noack did what looks like an excellent rebuild of the Skinner in another Episcopal church in Dallas ... I forget the name of the church, but Dr. Anderson would know.   I'm sure I'll think of more info as the coffee continues to kick in ...   Cheers,   BUD    
(back) Subject: Daryl Robinson/Skinner/ Schoenstein From: "Dominic Joseph Radanovich" <rpob@aero.net> Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 11:45:17 -0600   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=_NextPart_000_0008_01BE5BFD.51FDE5C0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Daryl,   I put the word "schoenstein" into the web search and it comes up many = times. The first site is www.blackiris.com this is a catalogue of = builders and some of their instruments.   Five Schoenstein organs are featured here. Do go to www.pipeorgans.com = to get Schoensteins address, etc.   D J Radanovich, Milwaukee   ------=_NextPart_000_0008_01BE5BFD.51FDE5C0 Content-Type: text/html; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD W3 HTML//EN"> <HTML> <HEAD>   <META content=3Dtext/html;charset=3Diso-8859-1 = http-equiv=3DContent-Type> <META content=3D'"MSHTML 4.72.3110.7"' name=3DGENERATOR> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D#ffffff> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>Daryl,</FONT></STRONG></DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2></FONT></STRONG>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>I put the word=20 &quot;schoenstein&quot;&nbsp; into the web search and it comes up many=20 times.&nbsp; The first site is <A=20 href=3D"http://www.blackiris.com">www.blackiris.com</A>&nbsp; this is a = catalogue=20 of builders and some of their instruments.</FONT></STRONG></DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2></FONT></STRONG>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>Five Schoenstein organs are = featured=20 here.&nbsp; Do go to <A = href=3D"http://www.pipeorgans.com">www.pipeorgans.com</A>=20 to get Schoensteins address, etc.</FONT></STRONG></DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2></FONT></STRONG>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>D J Radanovich,=20 Milwaukee</FONT></STRONG></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=_NextPart_000_0008_01BE5BFD.51FDE5C0--    
(back) Subject: Re: Aeolian Skinner........... From: David Scribner <david@blackiris.com> Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 11:51:40 -0600   >They must not have heard the organ in St. John-the-Divine in Champaign, IL >... it's BEEUUTIFUL (grin)! > The organ in the Chapel of St. John the Divin in Champaign, IL is by John-Paul Buzard not Gene Bedient. It was heard last October in Solemn Evensong as part of the Conference of the American Institute of Organbuilders. And i for one was rather taken by it.   DAvid  
(back) Subject: Re: Aeolian Skinner........... From: Bud/burgie <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 10:00:20 -0800   Well, DUH, Sparky ... guess I'd better hook that coffee up to an IV bag! Of COURSE St. John's is Buzard, not Bedient. BEDIENT ended up finishing the big four-manual tracker in the RC Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake after the original Irish builder evidently couldn't bring it to completion ... maybe somebody knows more of THAT story.   BEDIENT is strictly a tracker builder, isn't he? Wouldn't put him on my short list for rebuilding an E-P Skinner. BUZARD, on the other hand, DOES build electric action, and DOES build in a kind of brightened-up, cleaned-up American classic style.   Would you say that's a fair description, David?   I hesitate to send work over the border, but given the exchange rate with Canada, there are also some folks up there who are doing good work rebuilding old Casavants.   Cheers,   BUD   David Scribner wrote:   > >They must not have heard the organ in St. John-the-Divine in Champaign, IL > >... it's BEEUUTIFUL (grin)! > > > The organ in the Chapel of St. John the Divin in Champaign, IL is by > John-Paul Buzard not Gene Bedient. It was heard last October in Solemn > Evensong as part of the Conference of the American Institute of > Organbuilders. And i for one was rather taken by it. > > DAvid > > "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: Houston Skinner From: David Scribner <david@blackiris.com> Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 11:58:28 -0600     >Find out who's doing the rebuild of the mighty Skinner at St. Luke's >Episcopal in Evanston (I think it's Thompson-Allen, but it might not be) >... from all reports, that's turning out to be really spectacular. > Thompson-Allen are doing the restoration of the Skinner at St. Luke's, Evanston. I am looking forward to getting up there to hear and see what they have done since this was my home church.   David  
(back) Subject: Re: Houston Skinner From: Bud/burgie <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 10:03:53 -0800   Kewl! I knew St. Luke's when Paukert was the organist ... the organ was a ruin back then, but still a mighty roar. I LOVE that church!   Cheers,   Bud   David Scribner wrote:   > >Find out who's doing the rebuild of the mighty Skinner at St. Luke's > >Episcopal in Evanston (I think it's Thompson-Allen, but it might not be) > >... from all reports, that's turning out to be really spectacular. > > > Thompson-Allen are doing the restoration of the Skinner at St. Luke's, > Evanston. I am looking forward to getting up there to hear and see what > they have done since this was my home church. > > David > > "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: Daryl Robinson/ Skinner Organ From: "Dominic Joseph Radanovich" <rpob@aero.net> Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 12:05:10 -0600   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=_NextPart_000_0022_01BE5C00.190891E0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Daryl,   In my many years as a builder, rebuilder, tuner, technician, I have seen = many good and sometimes rare and historic organs bite the dust. Back in = the sixties many major companies as well as individuals including myself = were infected by the baroque bug and the back to classics virus.   Hundreds of truly great instruments by Skinner, Johnston, Jardine, = Schuelke, Kimball, Wangerin, etc. were changed, wrecked, altered, raped, = pilaged in the name of "modernization", or making them "classic".   What was done to those that did survive was, well . . . turning = stallions into geldings!   I live with eternal guilt for having been a part of this awful movement = and have tried to make amends ever since.   Now many have jumped on the band wagon to save and conserve those = all-to-few instruments that remain. =20   Protect and save your Skinner with your life, if you have to!   Ask builders many questions regarding romantic voicing. Ask people like = Thomas Murray or Carlo Curley about romantic instruments. Don't let = your Church move on this in haste. Too much is at stake. Conservation = is the key word here. The replacement value of your organ is a million = bucks. Who can replace it? Rebuild or releather chests, recovery = reservoirs, go solid state for the controls, rebuild or refinish the = console so it still looks and feels like a Skinner. But do not allow = any of this organ to be destroyed or altered beyond the Skinner = philosophy of fine organ building.   D J Radanovich, Milwaukee   ------=_NextPart_000_0022_01BE5C00.190891E0 Content-Type: text/html; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD W3 HTML//EN"> <HTML> <HEAD>   <META content=3Dtext/html;charset=3Diso-8859-1 = http-equiv=3DContent-Type> <META content=3D'"MSHTML 4.72.3110.7"' name=3DGENERATOR> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D#ffffff> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>Daryl,</FONT></STRONG></DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2></FONT></STRONG>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>In my many years as a = builder,=20 rebuilder, tuner, technician, I have seen many good and sometimes rare = and=20 historic organs bite the dust.&nbsp; Back in the sixties many major = companies as=20 well as individuals including myself were infected by the baroque bug = and the=20 back to classics virus.</FONT></STRONG></DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2></FONT></STRONG>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>Hundreds of truly great = instruments by=20 Skinner, Johnston, Jardine, Schuelke, Kimball, Wangerin, etc. were = changed,=20 wrecked, altered, raped, pilaged in the name of = &quot;modernization&quot;, or=20 making them &quot;classic&quot;.</FONT></STRONG></DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2></FONT></STRONG>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>What was done to those that = did survive=20 was, well . . . turning stallions into geldings!</FONT></STRONG></DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2></FONT></STRONG>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>I live with eternal guilt = for having=20 been a part of this awful movement and have tried to make amends ever=20 since.</FONT></STRONG></DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2></FONT></STRONG>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>Now many have jumped on the = band wagon=20 to save and conserve those all-to-few instruments that remain.&nbsp;=20 </FONT></STRONG></DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2></FONT></STRONG>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>Protect and save your = Skinner with your=20 life, if you have to!</FONT></STRONG></DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2></FONT></STRONG>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>Ask builders many questions = regarding=20 romantic voicing.&nbsp; Ask people like Thomas Murray or Carlo Curley = about=20 romantic instruments.&nbsp; Don't let your Church move on this in = haste.&nbsp;=20 Too much is at stake.&nbsp; Conservation is the key word here.&nbsp; The =   replacement value of your organ is a million bucks.&nbsp; Who can = replace=20 it?&nbsp; Rebuild or releather chests, recovery reservoirs, go solid = state for=20 the controls, rebuild or refinish the console so it still looks and = feels like a=20 Skinner.&nbsp; But do not allow any of this organ to be destroyed or = altered=20 beyond the Skinner philosophy of fine organ = building.</FONT></STRONG></DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2></FONT></STRONG>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>D J Radanovich,=20 Milwaukee</FONT></STRONG></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=_NextPart_000_0022_01BE5C00.190891E0--    
(back) Subject: Re: books From: RSiegel920@aol.com Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 13:06:32 EST   Robert- Are the books still available? please advise. thanks R. J. Siegel  
(back) Subject: Re: Aeolian Skinner........... From: David Scribner <david@blackiris.com> Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 12:11:31 -0600   At 10:00 AM -0800 2/19/99, Bud/burgie wrote: >BEDIENT is strictly a tracker builder, isn't he? Wouldn't put him on my short >list for rebuilding an E-P Skinner. BUZARD, on the other hand, DOES build >electric action, and DOES build in a kind of brightened-up, cleaned-up >American >classic style. > >Would you say that's a fair description, David? > I think that would be a fair description of John-Paul's work. Another firm that might be sympathetic to this project might be Nichols and Simpson in Little Rock, AR. I just returned from there having gone up for the dedication of their newest instrument at Pulaski Heights UMC. I could only call their work American. Plenty of 8' stops and good choruses on every manual. Check out their web site at: http://www.nicholsandsimpson.com/ If you click on the Stoplists link you will find Pulaski Heights at the bottom. I have also heard the Christ Church organ and the Greene Chapel organ and both of them are also wonderful.   David  
(back) Subject: Re: Houston Skinner From: Travis Evans <tle6399@seward.cune.edu> Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 12:11:36 -0500 (CDT)   The church is First Plymouth UCC in Lincoln, their page is www.firstplymouth.org. It takes a long time to load the pictures are very large.   Travis Evans   tle6399@seward.cune.edu tlevans@shawneelink.com   "When I hear music, I fear no evil"   On Fri, 19 Feb 1999, Bud/burgie wrote:   > Schoenstein has built some very significant American Classic/Symphonic > organs recently ... Lincoln, Nebraska (forget the name of the church, > but I think "Schoenstein" as a search string will get you to their > website); St. Paul's Episcopal, K Street, Washington DC. They also did > the rebuild of the Mormon Tabernacle organ.