PipeChat Digest #713 - Friday, February 19, 1999
 
RE: Daryl Robinson/ Skinner Organ
  by "Dennis Goward" <dgoward@uswest.net>
Re: French romantic registration (was "Langlais")
  by "Richard Pinel" <rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk>
Re: French romantic registration (was "Langlais")
  by "Richard Pinel" <rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk>
Re: Houston Skinner
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
Re: Daryl Robinson/ Schoenstein Organ Co
  by "Chris Mullen" <nascarfreak1039@hotmail.com>
RE: J. Vanderstat/ Peragallo
  by "Charles Brown" <clmoney@cybernex.net>
Skinner Rebuild
  by "Chris Mullen" <nascarfreak1039@hotmail.com>
Re: Johannus organs opinion
  by "Aida van de Brake" <Celeste@cable.A2000.nl>
Re: Houston Skinner
  by "Bud/burgie" <budchris@earthlink.net>
Re: French romantic registration (was "Langlais")
  by "Bud/burgie" <budchris@earthlink.net>
Re: Closing hymns
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: Aeolian Skinner...........
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Daryl Robinson
  by "Dominic Joseph Radanovich" <rpob@aero.net>
Daryl Robinson/Houston Skinner
  by "Dominic Joseph Radanovich" <rpob@aero.net>
Re: books
  by "Robert  Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net>
Re: Houston Skinner
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
 


(back) Subject: RE: Daryl Robinson/ Skinner Organ From: "Dennis Goward" <dgoward@uswest.net> Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 12:01:19 -0700   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=_NextPart_000_0013_01BE5BFF.8FE8CF60 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit     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.     This is great advice. And a heartfelt confession.   I'm not a builder, but I started playing the organ around the "re-birth" of the neo-classical move -- or should I say afterbirth? I've seen some horrible things done in the name of "classic". As Dominic says, many beautiful organs were emasculated in the name of "progress".   I believe there was an American Classic sound, and the work of Skinner probably is as good a representation of it as can be. Don't change for the sake of change.   Dennis     ------=_NextPart_000_0013_01BE5BFF.8FE8CF60 Content-Type: text/html; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD W3 HTML//EN"> <HTML> <HEAD> <META HTTP-EQUIV=3D"Content-Type" CONTENT=3D"text/html; = charset=3Diso-8859-1">       <META content=3D'"MSHTML 4.72.3110.7"' name=3DGENERATOR> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D#ffffff> <BLOCKQUOTE=20 style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff solid 2px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; PADDING-LEFT: = 5px"> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>Protect and save your = Skinner with=20 your 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=20 regarding romantic voicing.&nbsp; Ask people like Thomas Murray or = Carlo=20 Curley about romantic instruments.&nbsp; Don't let your Church move = on this=20 in haste.&nbsp; Too much is at stake.&nbsp; Conservation is the key = word=20 here.&nbsp; The replacement value of your organ is a million = bucks.&nbsp;=20 Who can replace it?&nbsp; Rebuild or releather chests, recovery = reservoirs,=20 go solid state for the controls, rebuild or refinish the console so = it still=20 looks and feels like a Skinner.&nbsp; But do not allow any of this = organ to=20 be destroyed or altered beyond the Skinner philosophy of fine organ=20 building.</FONT></STRONG></DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 = size=3D2></FONT></STRONG>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D431245818-19021999><FONT color=3D#0000ff = face=3DArial=20 size=3D2>This is great advice.&nbsp; And a heartfelt=20 confession.</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D431245818-19021999><FONT color=3D#0000ff = face=3DArial=20 size=3D2></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D431245818-19021999><FONT color=3D#0000ff = face=3DArial=20 size=3D2>I'm not a builder, but I started playing the organ around = the=20 &quot;re-birth&quot; of the neo-classical move -- or should I say=20 afterbirth?&nbsp; I've seen some horrible things done in the name of =   &quot;classic&quot;.&nbsp; As Dominic says, many beautiful organs = were=20 emasculated in the name of &quot;progress&quot;.</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D431245818-19021999><FONT color=3D#0000ff = face=3DArial=20 size=3D2></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D431245818-19021999><FONT color=3D#0000ff = face=3DArial size=3D2>I=20 believe there was an American Classic sound, and the work of Skinner =   probably is as good a representation of it as can be.&nbsp; Don't = change for=20 the sake of change.</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D431245818-19021999><FONT color=3D#0000ff = face=3DArial=20 size=3D2></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D431245818-19021999><FONT color=3D#0000ff = face=3DArial=20 size=3D2>Dennis</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D431245818-19021999><FONT color=3D#0000ff = face=3DArial=20 size=3D2></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML>   ------=_NextPart_000_0013_01BE5BFF.8FE8CF60--    
(back) Subject: Re: French romantic registration (was "Langlais") From: "Richard Pinel" <rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk> Date: Thu, 18 Feb 1999 10:35:50 -0000     >Jim is right, and he made me think of some other things as well: French >pedalboards are flat, straight and narrow (which makes Dupre's pedal >exercises all the more interesting); the ventils are laid out in a straight >line above them, so the ones at the extreme bass and treble ends of the >pedals are harder to reach. The swell shoes, unless they have been moved, are >mostly to the extreme right (not centered); if memory serves, they have >"notches" to hold them in place at various points from opened to closed, so >they aren't "balanced" like American ones. In at least some of the organs, >the tremblants are only controlled by hitch-down foot pedals as well, as are >ALL the couplers.     Don't you're scaring me!! I have the good fortune of playing the Cavaille-Coll of Poitiers Cathedral for a week later this year!!!   >Were Widor and Vierne's Symphonies strictly concert pieces for the Trocadero? >Were there organ recitals in the churches? Or were movements of the >Symphonies played at Mass? Inquiring Minds Want To Know ...     I seem to recall that after the morning mass, the titulaire would play a recital for anyone who wanted to listen!   Richard.    
(back) Subject: Re: French romantic registration (was "Langlais") From: "Richard Pinel" <rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk> Date: Thu, 18 Feb 1999 10:51:50 -0000     >The French romantic crescendo so difficult to accomplish on American organs >(because the Positive manual is on the bottom ... the order of French manuals >is: Grand Orgue - bottom; Positif - middle; Recit - top) is done like this:     Just out of interest, what would be the order of manuals for the bigger 5 manual organs such as Saint-Sulpice, and Notre-Damme?   I have a recording of Cochereau playing Vierne 1 & 2 at Notre-Damme in the 70's, I know by then they had the new console with pistons and the like, but listening to it you can tell what you mean about the seamless crescendo, I think he does it the same way he would have with the ventil system.   Richard      
(back) Subject: Re: Houston Skinner From: DRAWKNOB@aol.com Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 14:41:55 EST   In a message dated 2/19/99 11:47:28 AM Central Standard Time, budchris@earthlink.net writes:   << Noack did what looks like an excellent rebuild of the Skinner in another Episcopal church in Dallas ... >>   The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, Dallas. IMHO Noack screwed up a good Skinner at Incarnation, it has lost it's refinement and just HONKS now. I should know, I studied on that organ for years with Russell Brydon (who was responsible for that organ being purchased), before he retired from that elevated position. That is to say, before the organ was messed up.   John Gambill, Jr. Organist/Choirmaster Oak Cliff Lutheran Church Dallas, Texas http://members.tripod.com/~organist_johng/index.html  
(back) Subject: Re: Daryl Robinson/ Schoenstein Organ Co From: "Chris Mullen" <nascarfreak1039@hotmail.com> Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 12:22:41 PST   >They have recently completed a large instrument in Lincoln, Nebraska, >which was featured in AGO magazine last month or month before.   Oh yes, the "lovely" Schoenstein. I have heard this organ first-hand. They did a silent movie version of "The Phantom of the Opera" on it around Halloween. If you're into big strings and a lot of unification, this organ is for you. I was rather impressed with the size and fullness of the strings on that organ, even though a lot of strings really aren't my bag. They must have nailed some of the pipes to their toeboards to keep them from blowing off!! :-)   Chris Mullen   ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com  
(back) Subject: RE: J. Vanderstat/ Peragallo From: "Charles Brown" <clmoney@cybernex.net> Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 15:35:47 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=_NextPart_000_000C_01BE5C1D.86600800 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   I know the Peragallos very well and their work is terrific. They are 3rd generation now and each installation is more innovative than the other. John is great to work with also. Charles E. Brown http://www.classicalcorner.com Please visit the website and join our mailing list   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of Dominic Joseph Radanovich Sent: Friday, February 19, 1999 12:26 PM To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: J. Vanderstat/ Peragallo     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_000C_01BE5C1D.86600800 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 4.72.3612.1700"' name=3DGENERATOR> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D#ffffff> <DIV><SPAN class=3D170343320-19021999><FONT color=3D#0000ff face=3DArial = size=3D2>I know=20 the Peragallos very well and their work is terrific. They are 3rd = generation now=20 and each installation is more innovative than the other. John is great = to work=20 with also.</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <P><FONT color=3D#000000 face=3DArial size=3D2>Charles E. Brown<BR><A=20 href=3D"http://www.classicalcorner.com"=20 target=3D_blank>http://www.classicalcorner.com</A> <BR><SPAN=20 class=3D170343320-19021999>Please visit the website and join our mailing =   list</SPAN></FONT></P> <BLOCKQUOTE=20 style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff solid 2px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; PADDING-LEFT: = 5px"> <DIV class=3DOutlookMessageHeader><FONT face=3D"Times New Roman"=20 size=3D2>-----Original Message-----<BR><B>From:</B> = pipechat@pipechat.org=20 [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]<B>On Behalf Of</B> Dominic Joseph=20 Radanovich<BR><B>Sent:</B> Friday, February 19, 1999 12:26 = PM<BR><B>To:</B>=20 pipechat@pipechat.org<BR><B>Subject:</B> J. Vanderstat/=20 Peragallo<BR><BR></FONT></DIV> <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=20 NYC and a colleague of mine told me how wonderful the organ is = now.&nbsp;=20 Personally 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=20 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></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML>   ------=_NextPart_000_000C_01BE5C1D.86600800--    
(back) Subject: Skinner Rebuild From: "Chris Mullen" <nascarfreak1039@hotmail.com> Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 12:33:47 PST   I was having a stuipd moment this morning. I forgot that Bedient only does all tracker action. And it didn't really register that you were talking about a Skinner. In that case, and especially if it's a G. Donald Harrison, please, don't let ANYONE get their hands on it that could possibly screw it up. In that case, I would recommend Schoenstein, because they are well known for work on that type of organ. But I agree with everyone else, don't do any more to it than you absolutely have to.   Chris Mullen   ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Johannus organs opinion From: Aida van de Brake <Celeste@cable.A2000.nl> Date: Sat, 20 Feb 1999 00:14:44 +0100       Dennis Goward wrote: > > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > > 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 > > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- >       I've been in Ede (Johannus factory) to try their new 'American Classic' line. To me it just sounds 'Johannus', which means: no body, no power, no anything, except for the second voices part where they stored a series of alternative baroque samples. That's the only part of the line that could convince me. But then again, I'm not really into old music. But I do know what 'romantic' means and I've never ever heard anything 'romantic' from Ede that sounded like anything at all.   (Sorry if any of you might be offended when I call the American Classic 'romantic'. But take any Aeolian-Skinner and it will sound more romantic to me than 99.9% of all the organs in Holland together.)   Cheers,   Aida.  
(back) Subject: Re: Houston Skinner From: Bud/burgie <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 16:53:16 -0800   Friend Gambill:   I must with thee disagree, m'thinks. I knew the organ in its Skinner incarnation; heard it, played it, heard Kitty-Pearl play it. Now, if that venerable lady couldn't wrest any interesting sounds out of it, they weren't there to be wrested. I recall it being mediocre in the extreme, to the point of SNOOZE. I gather what Noack did was bring it further into the room by means of the cases. I know his work ... "honk" is not an adjective that I'd normally apply to his style of voicing (!).   Cheers,   Bud   DRAWKNOB@aol.com wrote:   > In a message dated 2/19/99 11:47:28 AM Central Standard Time, > budchris@earthlink.net writes: > > << Noack did what looks like an excellent rebuild of the Skinner in another > Episcopal church in Dallas ... >> > > The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, Dallas. IMHO Noack screwed up a good > Skinner at Incarnation, it has lost it's refinement and just HONKS now. I > should know, I studied on that organ for years with Russell Brydon (who was > responsible for that organ being purchased), before he retired from that > elevated position. That is to say, before the organ was messed up. > > John Gambill, Jr. > Organist/Choirmaster > Oak Cliff Lutheran Church > Dallas, Texas > http://members.tripod.com/~organist_johng/index.html > > "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: French romantic registration (was "Langlais") From: Bud/burgie <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 17:11:41 -0800       Richard Pinel wrote:   > >The French romantic crescendo so difficult to accomplish on American organs > >(because the Positive manual is on the bottom ... the order of French > manuals > >is: Grand Orgue - bottom; Positif - middle; Recit - top) is done like this: > > Just out of interest, what would be the order of manuals for the bigger 5 > manual organs such as Saint-Sulpice, and Notre-Damme?   Saint-Sulpice was changed, either by Cavaille-Coll or by Mutin. My source-books aren't here, but I THINK the original order was Grand Choeur, Bombarde, G.O., Positif, Recit (which was logical ... loudest to softest), and the reason for the change (placing the Bombarde above the Recit and renaming it "Solo") was so the player could play on the Recit and still be able to use the pedals, which he couldn't when the Recit was the fifth manual.   The Grand Choeur manual is a further subdivision of the G. O. fonds et anches .... I think the Jeux de Fonds are placed on the G. O. manual, and the Jeux de Combinasion on the Grand Choeur ... so essentially the Grand Choeur manual is used as a coupling manual.   Was the original C-C design for Notre Dame a five-manual? I seem to recollect four, but ...   Notre Dame in Cochereau's time was but a pale shadow of the original C-C ... there were spurious swell boxes up and down the triforia ... some of the C-C work was so buried that it couldn't be reached for tuning. Oh, I know, there was a cutout switch or something that was supposed to silence everything but the C-C work, but by then it had been revoiced, repitched, rewinded, relocated, and generally raped and ravished.   Unfortunately, as reported in a recent Tracker, the most recent attempt to "restore" Notre Dame (using an electronic keying system which supposedly could control speed of pallets opening) failed miserably a couple of months after it was put into service. Odd how old tracker and Barker lever organs just keep on truckin', but the computers can't handle the extremes of temp, humidity, vibration, dust, etc. found in an organ loft ... MEOW!   The saddest part of THAT story is that the rotating titulaires were offered the option of a museum-quality restoration of the organ to the form in which it left C-C's shop. Rotating, indeed ... as in SPUN! (grin)   > > > I have a recording of Cochereau playing Vierne 1 & 2 at Notre-Damme in the > 70's, I know by then they had the new console with pistons and the like, but > listening to it you can tell what you mean about the seamless crescendo, I > think he does it the same way he would have with the ventil system. > > Richard > > "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: Closing hymns From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 21:01:06 -0500 (EST)       >Horror of horrors...Mr. Cornely, I'm shocked!!! =A0>=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 The above downright Wesleyan to > my ears! On your knees, get your beads out, > and fifty "Hail Mary"s for you! Well, that's just the way the Missal "says" to do it. I don't know why they opted to adopt such a blatantly protestant practice as a "recessional hymn" after the blessing when all other "proddy" stuff is dispised.=A0   Believe me, this is a "true" RC parish. The amazing thing is that the volume of singing does not decrease as the head count does; evidently them folks what's leaving weren't singing anyhoo!   I do remember Sr. Anna Marie Joseph Barnabas Michael Beatrice playing for Novena at 5pm on Sundays. Strangely, there was no organ music at Masses on Sunday morning. I guess it took her all day to get up to the organ gallery! ;-)   bruce cornely cremona84000@webtv.net    
(back) Subject: Re: Aeolian Skinner........... From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 21:16:03 -0500 (EST)   115 rank Skinner in Houtston? Might that be First UMC? Tell us more about the building etc. Inquiring minds want to know! ;-)   bruce cornely cremona84000@webtv.net    
(back) Subject: Daryl Robinson From: "Dominic Joseph Radanovich" <rpob@aero.net> Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 20:21:41 -0600   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=_NextPart_000_0010_01BE5C45.75F14EC0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Daryl,   A little more info for you on Schoenstein.   They were the west coast representatives of the Aeolian-Skinner Organ = Company. They are totally familiar with dozens and dozens of Skinner = Organs, including the Mormon Tabernacle Organ.   In the late sixties I had the honour of being acquainted with Larry = Schoenstein while he was installing the new Skinner in Milwaukee's = Uihlein Hall at the Performing Arts Centre.   Their address is: Schoenstein & Company 3101 20th Street San Francisco, California 94110 phone: 4156475132 fax: 4156476038   You also might be interested in the book "Aeolian-Skinner Remembered", = a History in Letters, by Charles Callahan, 1996, Randall M. Egan = Publisher, Minneapolis.   This book contains much correspondence between Ernest M. Skinner and/or = G. Donald Harrison to their many clients and organists, etc., including = Larry Schoenstein.   D J Radanovich, Milwaukee   ------=_NextPart_000_0010_01BE5C45.75F14EC0 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>A little more info for you = on=20 Schoenstein.</FONT></STRONG></DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2></FONT></STRONG>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>They were the west coast = representatives=20 of the Aeolian-Skinner Organ Company.&nbsp; They are totally familiar = with=20 dozens and dozens of Skinner Organs, including the Mormon Tabernacle=20 Organ.</FONT></STRONG></DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2></FONT></STRONG>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>In the late sixties I had = the honour of=20 being acquainted with Larry Schoenstein while he was installing the new = Skinner=20 in Milwaukee's Uihlein Hall at the Performing Arts = Centre.</FONT></STRONG></DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2></FONT></STRONG>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>Their address = is:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=20 Schoenstein &amp; Company</FONT></STRONG></DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000=20 size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbs= p;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp= ;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=20 3101&nbsp; 20th Street</FONT></STRONG></DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000=20 size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbs= p;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp= ;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=20 San Francisco, California 94110</FONT></STRONG></DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000=20 size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=20 phone:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=20 4156475132</FONT></STRONG></DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000=20 size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbs= p;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=20 fax:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=20 4156476038</FONT></STRONG></DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2></FONT></STRONG>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>You also might be interested = in the book=20 &quot;Aeolian-Skinner Remembered&quot;,&nbsp; a History in Letters, by = Charles=20 Callahan, 1996, Randall M. Egan Publisher, = Minneapolis.</FONT></STRONG></DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2></FONT></STRONG>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>This book contains much = correspondence=20 between Ernest M. Skinner and/or G. Donald Harrison to their many = clients and=20 organists, etc., including Larry Schoenstein.</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_0010_01BE5C45.75F14EC0--    
(back) Subject: Daryl Robinson/Houston Skinner From: "Dominic Joseph Radanovich" <rpob@aero.net> Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 20:25:05 -0600   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=_NextPart_000_0022_01BE5C45.EF6DC580 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Absolutely would love to see the spec of this instrument and know it's = history. Daryl, can you get this info out to us?   Thanx!   Radanovich   ------=_NextPart_000_0022_01BE5C45.EF6DC580 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><!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD W3 = HTML//EN"> <META content=3D'"MSHTML 4.72.3110.7"' name=3DGENERATOR> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D#ffffff> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>Absolutely would love to see = the spec of=20 this instrument and know it's history.&nbsp; Daryl, can you get this = info out to=20 us?</FONT></STRONG></DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2></FONT></STRONG>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>Thanx!</FONT></STRONG></DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2></FONT></STRONG>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT color=3D#000000=20 size=3D2>Radanovich</FONT></STRONG></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=_NextPart_000_0022_01BE5C45.EF6DC580--    
(back) Subject: Re: books From: "Robert Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net> Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 20:14:08 -0600   no, sorry, thanks for the inquiry   Robert  
(back) Subject: Re: Houston Skinner From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 21:35:53 -0500 (EST)   I believe the First UMC organ in Houston was put in the early 60's. When I heard it there was not much evidence that it was EM or Harrison; there was nothing really generously scaled on it. There have been some additions, 32's I think, done by Wicks while Charles Moseley was organist there. It did have one of those Peterbilt Chamades, though!.   bruce cornely cremona84000@webtv.net