PipeChat Digest #714 - Saturday, February 20, 1999
 
FMC, Houston
  by "LAMAR BOULET" <lmar@hotmail.com>
Re: Aeolian Skinner...........
  by <Prestant16@aol.com>
Houston Aeolian-Skinner
  by "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com>
Re: Houston Skinner
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Fw: books
  by "Robert  Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net>
OK!  Here 'tis!  First UMC Houston
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: Aeolian Skinner...........
  by "Grahame Davis" <wineorg@azstarnet.com>
Re: Aeolian Skinner...........
  by "Bud/burgie" <budchris@earthlink.net>
Re: FMC, Houston
  by "Dr. Darryl Miller" <organdok@safari.net>
Re: FMC, Houston
  by "Dominic Joseph Radanovich" <rpob@aero.net>
Re: Aeolian Skinner...........
  by <ComposerTX@aol.com>
Re: Houston Skinner
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
Johannus Information Available
  by "Jason McGuire" <jason@johannus-norcal.com>
Re: Aeolian Skinner...........
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: FMC, Houston
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
A Very Real Health Concern For Elderly Congregations
  by "Bud/burgie" <budchris@earthlink.net>
 


(back) Subject: FMC, Houston From: "LAMAR BOULET" <lmar@hotmail.com> Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 18:59:55 PST   I serviced the organ in the FMC, downtown Houston, in the late 50's. At the time I was a service man for Kilgen. I recall replacing the belts on the motor and generator with V-belts. Was the old organ I serviced a Skinner at the time or was the older organ replaced with a Skinner? Also, the organ was gone over after the fire in about the 80's. I recall visiting while this work was being done. I think Jimmy Williams, of New Orleans, was in charge of the job. At least I recall that he was on the scene. There was a voicing chest set up to do some voicing. I think Williams still maintains the Skinner at the Episcopal church in Shreveport, [St. Marks] I understand that he was the rep for Skinner in the past. Also involved with the project was a tonal director for Wicks Organs. His name will not come to me now. He was at one time the organist for the church.   Just thought I would offer the above info.   Lamar Boulet   ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Aeolian Skinner........... From: Prestant16@aol.com Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 22:11:38 EST       << looking for someone to come in and do some tonal work on the organ and repair a few things but still keep the pure Skinner sound. >>     If the church has the money, Nelson Barden would be a good choice. He has done excellent restorations on Skinners and takes care of many famous Aeolian Skinner organs. I have seen his work and it is worth every penny. The organ will sound, and play just like Skinner installed it, an look even better. But... be prepared to pay big bucks!   -William Catanesye  
(back) Subject: Houston Aeolian-Skinner From: "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com> Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 22:19:58 -0500   What I have listed is -- Aeolian-Skinner 1964 Opus 1449, installed 1966, 4 manual, additions 1981 by J. Williams, damaged by fire, rebuilt 1986 by J. C. Williams, now 4 M. 118 ranks SWource is A-S book by Kinzey/Lawn, OHS   Judy Ollikkala  
(back) Subject: Re: Houston Skinner From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 22:33:29 -0500 (EST)   When I saw the Noack/Skinner it was set up in the Noack shop and I had food in each hand AND in my mouth (Fritz throws a dynamite open house!!!). The console was not hooked up and the organ was only playable via a jr keyboard. SO, I cannot comment on his rebuild, except that the case was beautiful and the innards were wonderful to walk through. What I am getting around to is.... Many of the Skinner organs that I've heard "improved" by taking them out of the chambers actually suffered from this. Apparently EM knew how to use chambers to the organ's advantage. I, however, haven't heard chambers exchanged for a case, and would be interested to know it if really is an improvement.   bruce cornely cremona84000@webtv.net    
(back) Subject: Fw: books From: "Robert Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net> Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 21:46:06 -0600   oops, I was responding to someone on the channel about the books I was selling, which have sold, sorry to have sent the following fragment:   I wrote earlier:   "no, sorry, thanks for the inquiry"   Robert    
(back) Subject: OK! Here 'tis! First UMC Houston From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 23:08:19 -0500 (EST)   AEolian-Skinner 1866; JC Williams 1981, 1985 IV/118 EP GREAT 16 Spitzflote 8 Prinzipal, Bourdon, Flute Harmonique+ 5-1/3 Gros Quint+ 4 Oktave, Koppelflote 3-1/5 Gros Tierce+ 2 Oktave+, Hellpfeife Sesquialtera II, Plein Jeu III-IV*, Mixtur IV-VI, Scharf IV 16 Faogt+ 8 Trompet* ~~ POSITIV 16 Quintaton+ 8 Prinzipal, Gemshorn, Gedeckt Pommer 4 Spitzgeigen, Nachthorn+ 2 Prinzipal 1-1/3 Nasat 1 Oktave Fourniture III-V, Glockenspiel II 16 Dulzian+ 8 Krummhorn 4 Klarine+ Tremulant, Cymblestern ~~ CHOIR 8 Viola Pomposa, Viola Celeste, Klein Erzahler II, Zartflote 4 Traversflote 2 Blockflote 8 Bassethorn, Cor Anglais, Tuba Major+ 4 Clarion Major+ 8 Trompette en Chamade (Fanfare) Tremulant, Chimes ~~ SWELL 16 Contre Viole 8 Geigen Prinzipal, Viole de Gambe, Viole Celeste, Gedeckt, Flauto Dolce, Flute Celeste 4 Prinzipal, Spillflote 2-2/3 Nasard 2 Octavin 1-3/5 Tierce+ Plein Jeu IV-VI 16 Basson-Hautbois 8 Trompette, Hautbois 4 Clairon Tremulant ~~ FANFARE 8 Grande Principal+ Jeu de Fonds VIII+, Cornet V+ 16 8 4 Trompette en Chamade (unit 8, 73pipes) ~~ ANTIPHONAL 8 Viola*, Viola Celeste*, Concert Flute* 4 Principal Mixtur IV ~~ ANTIPHONAL PEDAL 16 Bourdon*, Contre Viole ~~ PEDAL 32 Kontra Geigen+, Bourdon 16 Prinzipal, Geigen+, Bourdon, Spitzflote (gr), Contre Viole (sw) 8 Oktave, Bourdon, Spitzflote (gr) 4 Choral Bass, Rohrflote 2 Blockflote Grave Mixtur IV+, Fourniture VI 32 Kontra Posaune+, Contre Basson (sw) 16 Posaune+, Bombarde, Fagot (gr), Basson (sw) 8 Trompette 4 clairon 4 Krummhorn (pos)   *1981 addition +1985 addition   from May 1988 AGO Houston National Convention   bruce cornely cremona84000@webtv.net    
(back) Subject: Re: Aeolian Skinner........... From: Grahame Davis <wineorg@azstarnet.com> Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 21:25:31 -0800   Daryl Robinson wrote: > 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     Daryl....   Dan Garland of Fort Worth is your man. A fine organbuilder and very sensitive to the ethos of Aeolian-Skinner. He's also very honest. You can see his work at the big Presbyterian church in Fort Worth. Of all the Texas organ folk, he'd be my recomendation. Tell him hi for me if you call him.   Grahame Davis in Tucson Arizona.    
(back) Subject: Re: Aeolian Skinner........... From: Bud/burgie <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 20:28:07 -0800         > the big Presbyterian church in Fort Worth   Is that the EEK-SHRIEK big Blow-Holer in the rear gallery that even David Craighead couldn't coax any musical sounds out of at the convention in '71? Heard it; HATED it.   Given to having an opinion,   Bud    
(back) Subject: Re: FMC, Houston From: "Dr. Darryl Miller" <organdok@safari.net> Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 23:25:54 -0500   >I understand that he was the rep for >Skinner in the past. >Also involved with the project was a tonal director for Wicks Organs. >His name will not come to me now. He was at one time the organist for >the church.   Indeed! Charles Mosley was the organist at First Methodist in Houston for many-a-year. And to be quite honest about it, was a wonnnnnnnnderful organist and superb service player. Charles is an amazing man he understands voicing, scalings, building and understands organ literature. He, as was mentioned in the post, responsible for the tonal direction of some of the best of the big Wicks organs in the 1980's (Grand Rapids for sure was one organ he was responsible for).   Yours,   Darryl by the Sea    
(back) Subject: Re: FMC, Houston From: "Dominic Joseph Radanovich" <rpob@aero.net> Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 22:45:50 -0600     -----Original Message----- From: Dr. Darryl Miller <organdok@safari.net> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Date: Friday, 19 February, 1999 10:26 PM Subject: Re: FMC, Houston     >>I understand that he was the rep for >>Skinner in the past. >>Also involved with the project was a tonal director for Wicks Organs. >>His name will not come to me now. He was at one time the organist for >>the church. > >Indeed! Charles Mosley was the organist at First Methodist in Houston for >many-a-year. And to be quite honest about it, was a wonnnnnnnnderful >organist and superb service player. Charles is an amazing man he >understands voicing, scalings, building and understands organ literature. >He, as was mentioned in the post, responsible for the tonal direction of >some of the best of the big Wicks organs in the 1980's (Grand Rapids for >sure was one organ he was responsible for). > >Yours, > >Darryl by the Sea > > >"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 >   ============================================================================ ======================== Charles Mosley was the Wicks tonal man when I was working for Wicks out of Salt Lake City. At that time the LDS Church was on contract with Wicks for many of the "Forward 4" organs for the Ward Chapels. Church HQS was becoming displeased with the "voicing" and tonal finishing. Some of the people from the music department got wind of Mosleys work in the Los Angeles (I think) area and then told Martin Wick that they wanted Mosley to do his "Skinner type" voicing on any more organs LDS would buy from Wicks OR they wouldn't get any more of them.   Mosley's work as far as I know is superb.   D J Radanovich, Milwaukee      
(back) Subject: Re: Aeolian Skinner........... From: ComposerTX@aol.com Date: Sat, 20 Feb 1999 00:21:09 EST   In a message dated 2/19/99 10:27:31 PM Central Standard Time, budchris@earthlink.net writes:   << > the big Presbyterian church in Fort Worth Is that the EEK-SHRIEK big Blow-Holer in the rear gallery that even David Craighead couldn't coax any musical sounds out of at the convention in '71? Heard it; HATED it. Given to having an opinion, Bud >>   No, you certainly are thinking of St. Stephen Pres, not First Pres. Regards, Danny Ray  
(back) Subject: Re: Houston Skinner From: DRAWKNOB@aol.com Date: Sat, 20 Feb 1999 01:33:41 EST   Dearest Bud,   Have you been partaking too much of your namesake, Budweiser? The Skinner which Russell Brydon had built for Incarnation was a wonderful instrument ... only to be WRECKED by Fritz Noack.... and in my HUMBLE opinion it HONKS like a GOOSE!   Sincerely yours,   John   PS (artistic liberalism at its best!)  
(back) Subject: Johannus Information Available From: Jason McGuire <jason@johannus-norcal.com> Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 22:58:51 -0800   George,   I can provide you with information about Johannus organs. I have a new Rembrandt 3000 (3-manuals, 63 stops). Please let me know what you would like to know about them.   Jason McGuire  
(back) Subject: Re: Aeolian Skinner........... From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Sat, 20 Feb 1999 02:05:43 -0500 (EST)     >the big Presbyterian church in Fort Worth   >Is that the EEK-SHRIEK big Blow-Holer in the > rear gallery that even David Craighead > couldn't coax any musical sounds out of at the > convention in '71? Heard it; HATED it. >Given to having an opinion, Yes, but you're always so gentle and tactful! ;-)   bruce cornely cremona84000@webtv.net    
(back) Subject: Re: FMC, Houston From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Sat, 20 Feb 1999 02:08:47 -0500 (EST)     Re: Charles Moseley > He, as was mentioned in the post, > responsible for the tonal direction of some of > the best of the big Wicks organs in the 1980's > (Grand Rapids for sure was one organ he > was responsible for). Big organs are one thing, but the mark of a real artist is what they can do with a small organ. There is a small Wicks in Pasadena TX that he made sound absolutely wonderful.   bruce cornely cremona84000@webtv.net    
(back) Subject: A Very Real Health Concern For Elderly Congregations From: Bud/burgie <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 23:15:26 -0800   Somebody mentioned the ushers' old standby: ammonia "poppers". But here's something else that folks should know about:   Most heart attack victims live or die in the first ten minutes ... not enough time for the paramedics to get there, usually.   There is now an "anybody can use it" defibrillator on the market ... if any of you are "Baywatch" fans (!), it's been featured on there several times. Basically you attach the leads according to a diagram on top of the machine, then hit "evaluate", and the machine will come back and tell you "shockable" or "not shockable". Then it lights up a BIG orange button, and you push it.   I happen to know about it because the Clerk of my Vestry is the western US rep for one of the companies. No, this isn't a DIRECT sales pitch (grin) ... she strictly works with law enforcement agencies, who are buying them for patrol cars because the black-and-whites usually get to an emergency first. But we are talking about getting one at the church, and several elderly parishioners with heart problems are considering them for home as well.   California has recently revised their laws to allow them ... I think most other states are following suit. And the companies themselves carry the liability insurance.   If anybody wants more info, either for themselves or for their churches, please e-mail me privately at   budchris@earthlink.net   and I'll put you in touch with someone.   Not offtopic, if you've ever had a death in your congregation during service (I have).   BUD