PipeChat Digest #1001 - Saturday, July 24, 1999
 
Re: Windchest types
  by "Jason D. Comet" <bombarde8@juno.com>
Re: 32' Bourdons
  by "Jason D. Comet" <bombarde8@juno.com>
Re: Wedding rehearsal from HELL
  by "Jason D. Comet" <bombarde8@juno.com>
Pipe washing / cleaning - X post
  by <JDeCaria@aol.com>
Re: Wedding rehearsal from HELL
  by "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu>
AVAILABLE FOR SALE OR TRADE
  by "Jan Vanderstad" <dcob@nac.net>
Re: Wedding rehearsal from HELL
  by <Icorgan@aol.com>
More or less than we bargained for...
  by "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu>
Sanfilippo Hopeful Heart concert
  by <KriderSM@aol.com>
FOR SALE: REISNER RELAY
  by "Jan Vanderstad" <dcob@nac.net>
re: Sanfilippo Hopeful Heart concert
  by "Robert Ridgeway" <ridgeway@ais.net>
Re: Wedding rehearsal from HELL
  by "Adrianne Schutt" <maybe@pipcom.com>
Wedding from HELL
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
Re: Wedding rehearsal from HELL
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
Re: Wedding from HELL
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
Re: Wedding rehearsal from HELL
  by "bruce cornely" <rohrschok8@webtv.net>
Riverside Organ Specs............(again)
  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com>
Pass the melodia, please!
  by "bruce cornely" <rohrschok8@webtv.net>
McGill Academy
  by "Robert Horton" <gemshorn@ukans.edu>
Re: Wedding rehearsal from HELL
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
 


(back) Subject: Re: Windchest types From: "Jason D. Comet" <bombarde8@juno.com> Date: Sat, 24 Jul 1999 02:27:22 -0400   >Jason, if the wind chests have not been releathered since 1916, and >they >are still working, perhaps the present arrangement is optimal. That >would >be a very unusual life for the leather.   Would Direct-Electric Action in a Universal Windchest with plenty of gaskets be better. Plus with eash pipe valve not operated with all the others, you can get more feature, like a Melody coupler on an 8' Tuba or Trompette EC, for example. Or you can have unification which is not conceivable on a slider chest. We, I do like them for smaller organs on lower wind pressures that have to be in top shape and that give you that machanical, warm charm that you expect from small organs, but in a large organ, which has to be quiet in action, I prefer D-E or E-P. Am I wrong? I'm just thinking about the the sound the organ makes when you press a full-organ General Piston after a quiet string interlude that is played with shades closed and the Aeoline 8' on. That sound is NOTHING!, except the sound only YOU hear from only from the Console of the drawknobs moving into position. Or is there something I'm missing in the new latest high-tech, space technology that is available from only one source?   Of course, I prefer e-p for the Higher pressure, and large wind-supply pipes (pedals and en-chamade's). E-P for manual stops and notes clunk and chunk, pop, hiss, and are need of releathering avery 30 or so years.   Well, thanks for the input, and PLEASE correvt me if I'm wrong. For we only grow smarter if you correct our mistakes or wrong ideas.     Jason Comet bombarde8@juno.com |\ Organist/Choir Director | | 2/22 M.P. Moller pipe organ (hopefully soon to be a 4/82) <grin> O ~20 member choir   ___________________________________________________________________ Get the Internet just the way you want it. Free software, free e-mail, and free Internet access for a month! Try Juno Web: http://dl.www.juno.com/dynoget/tagj.  
(back) Subject: Re: 32' Bourdons From: "Jason D. Comet" <bombarde8@juno.com> Date: Sat, 24 Jul 1999 01:58:39 -0400   >the pipes and building the stoppers runs around $8,000.00 from us. A >comparable new set from OSI currently costs $14,300.00.   I would like to look at the OSI cat., but every attempt I have made to get one had replied, "We don't sell to individuals. Our guarentees are only for companies." Even though when I was playing the organ at Bethany, the Swell reservoir split a nice large crack in it. Enough to drop the wind pressure a couple of inches. It WAS an OSI reservoir. So, after taking out the swell pipes, the Great reservoir, raising the swell windchest, taking off the swell shades, disconecting the wind lines, taking out the 200+ pound walkboard over the Great reservoir, OSI said that they couldn't replace anything like that. Well, we tore the reservoir apart, replaced the side, releathered the reservoir and went though the entire precess again. Then he canceled his customer number and through out his catalog. The same thing happened with their Swell shade motor. a 12 stage motor only worked on 3 stages. No it was wired to a 12 stage swell pedal. (Both were only 2 years old, the guarentee was 10 years. I prefer Laukhuff. Even though they are more expensive with all the dues, importing stuff and all that gobbly gook, they have taken back and replaced parts that didn't work right, on their expense. And, we don't get a snobby operator when we call, unlike OSI.   Sorry, I had to vent.   Well, thanks for the idea. I forgot about the process of stopping a 16' Open Wood to make a 32' Bourdon. Now, do you want it to be stomach gurgeling or a pleasent rumble? Would you need to revoice it?   Thanks, Jason Comet bombarde8@juno.com |\ Organist/Choir Director | | 2/22 M.P. Moller pipe organ (hopefully to be a 4/87) <grin> O ~20 member choir   ___________________________________________________________________ Get the Internet just the way you want it. Free software, free e-mail, and free Internet access for a month! Try Juno Web: http://dl.www.juno.com/dynoget/tagj.  
(back) Subject: Re: Wedding rehearsal from HELL From: "Jason D. Comet" <bombarde8@juno.com> Date: Sat, 24 Jul 1999 02:52:51 -0400     >I personally don't do wedding rehearsals ever - period. Like many of >you, I >frankly don't have time. Instead I meet with the couple for a one >hour session >at least 6 months in advance of their wedding and review all of the >music options >and line up any special instrumental musicians and vocalists they >desire.   <snip>   I have always gone to rehearsals. I just tell the bride the day before the rehearsal, when they call to confirm my playing the next two days, that I've got a VERY important appointment. (make up your own. It could be either a dentist's, doctor's, minor surgery (if you say major, they'll be wondering why your there the next day) a relative is in the hospital in a 3 hour trip and visiting hours are over in 4 and a half hours from now, you have a funeral to play for in an hour and a half, etc...) just add a half hour so they'll think you only have a half hour to do what you "have" to do. If you say an hour, they'll drag it out until you have only 15 minutes left. I you say 2 ot 3 hours, you'll be there all day.   Than if 25 minutes has gone by and nothing has happened except for the decorations have been hung, start you'r processional, play it until they get the idea, WITH FULL ORGAN. Make sure it's a trumpet tune or other piece that can be repeated in many different spots. (I've tried playing the Handel Trumpet Tune in the style of A-B-C-D-E-F-G-A-D-G-E-B-F-D-B-A-E-F-A, ECT... They'll think you are trying to find a place to repeat until they get down to the altar. Then if they are "gabbing" instead of practicing their vows or trying to get the "extra people" in order, start playing your ressional in the style above, then when they get to 3 pews from the back, have your finger on the cancel piston, then when they get to the back, press the cancel, turn off the organ as quick as you can, (without damaging the system if it is like one of the organs I play) close and lock the console, literally throw your shoes on the Pedalboard (if you've got any) grab your music, and run out of the church with your shoes UNTIED yelling "I'M LATE, I'M LATE, I'M LATE, I'm LATE!!!!! Jump in your car, slam the door and squeel your tires in the church parking lot. But then don't do that up the street unless you want to be in jail for the wedding tomorrow.   Just an idea, of course I don't drive by myself, so the squeeling my tires part is out. At least for another 4 months. <grin>     Jason Comet bombarde8@juno.com |\ Organist/Choir Director | | 2/22 M.P. Moller pipe organ O ~20 member choir   ___________________________________________________________________ Get the Internet just the way you want it. Free software, free e-mail, and free Internet access for a month! Try Juno Web: http://dl.www.juno.com/dynoget/tagj.  
(back) Subject: Pipe washing / cleaning - X post From: JDeCaria@aol.com Date: Sat, 24 Jul 1999 15:11:32 EDT   I have quite a few pipes to clean, and was wondering about the best way to = go about it. i would appreciate ideas / comments / things to watch out for. = i'm espescially concerned about using soaps / detergents, drying the pipes, = and possible rust. any helpful comments would be appreciated.   Joseph DeCaria Toronto  
(back) Subject: Re: Wedding rehearsal from HELL From: John Vanderlee <jovanderlee@vassar.edu> Date: Sat, 24 Jul 1999 17:41:25 -0500   > >We will see what happens tonight... the wedding in scheduled for 5:30 PM = and >I am not playing a note until I have cash in hand and if the wedding = doesn't >start on time I'm gonna open a can of whoop ass and it will not be a = pretty >sight. > >Any suggestions?   YES! by this time the whole list probably wants to know how it turned out. Be sure to fill us in!!!   John V      
(back) Subject: AVAILABLE FOR SALE OR TRADE From: Jan Vanderstad <dcob@nac.net> Date: Sat, 24 Jul 1999 17:49:08 -0400   Good Evening Pipechatters and Piporg-lers I have for available for sale or trade the following: 1. 8' Open Diapason 40 scale @ 8' C Early 1900's Hillgreen & Lane? Voiced on 3-1/2" to 4" Wind. Best Offer. 2. 8' Tuba 4-1/2" scale @ 8' C Mitered to fit under 7' ceiling- with offset chest for lowest 6 pipes Unknown make. Voiced on 3-1/2" to 4" wind (the higher the better.) Best offer or trade for smaller scale reed like a Dulzian or capped Oboe. The Tuba is just too big for my intended use. Shipping may be possible, but pickup is preferred. Jan Vanderstad  
(back) Subject: Re: Wedding rehearsal from HELL From: Icorgan@aol.com Date: Sat, 24 Jul 1999 18:11:03 EDT   In a message dated 7/24/99 10:48:24 AM Central Daylight Time, DRAWKNOB@aol.com writes:   << When I arrived at the church I was the only one there. The pastor showed up just before = 6 PM and I jumped his ass about it. >> At 7 PM I came down from my lofty perch and asked the pastor when the show would get started, to which he replied "soon I hope". You've hit on the reason I simply don't do weddings anymore. But after = nearly 40 years of observing these ecclesiastical idiocies, I put a great deal of =   blame on the pastors. It seems to me it wouldn't be too much trouble for them to suggest that rehearsal dinners should be scheduled after the rehearsal. That will give them incentive to get it over with. Once the = party has arrived (in this town, I'm apparently the only one who thinks it's impolite to be late for an appointment), the pastor should take charge. = Most of them don't. Instead they allow all sorts of silliness and just drift = with the tide. This includes the ones who are control freaks with everything = else concerning the church.   Even well-run rehearsals are pretty much a waste of the organist's time. You're still going to have to be there for at least 30 minutes, sitting = there with your feet dangling in the air and no backrest waiting to play maybe 5 =   minutes worth of music. And of course, we all know that it's going to = come out differently the next day at the ceremony.   In all my years as a church organists, I've only known one minister who = could handle a wedding rehearsal. His rehearsals were 30 minutes and ceremonies were 11 minutes...start to finish. Henry Hackman, God bless you wherever = you are. I never told you how much I loved you for your efficiency.   Hope I haven't been too long-winded. I just don't need the money that = badly. I'd rather they took my fee and went to the court house and left me out of =   it. Happily I now play for an older congregation, and they tend not to = get married as often. Maynard  
(back) Subject: More or less than we bargained for... From: John Vanderlee <jovanderlee@vassar.edu> Date: Sat, 24 Jul 1999 18:26:35 -0500   A Sale with a tale....   A year or so ago we were approached about some Robert Morton parts in a basement in Brooklyn. A typical case of some one dying before they built a home organ (TO style) and leaving the widow with the stuff.   A rough inventory was done and some stuff was bought by our chapter = members and the rest stayed. Now the lady has moved out and was anxious to liquidate the rest, supposedly watched over by new tenants. Anyhow, we recalled a 16' Tuba as well as a 16' stopped flute, besides misc. "stuff" and we made a deal for the whole mess. Figuring we could make some $$ for our projects.   We made the haul one evening and carried lots of pipes and boxes and pails out of that basement. (Always love the looks of neighbors as you carry = 16' mitered resonators out)   When we got the stuff in our shop 2 discoveries were made; one not so = good:   The 16' tuba was a full octave - in not too bad a shape - complete with chest and rackboard and a bucket of boots BUT curiously the blocks and reeds were missing. (Not so curious if you saw the neighborhood) So here's the deal: we have 16' tuba resonators available for next to nothing, with chest. The catch is it needs reeds and blocks.   We'll take almost any offer, but FOB unless within a 90 mile radius.   We think we may have much of the rest of the rank(plus much of another) but that all looks like scrap metal which is probably where that will go, unless we get a better or equal offer.   The 16' wooden stopped is complete, but at 4' F# it goes to wooden open = (is that normal?), and continues all the way to trebles. We believe we have a chest for the 16' as well, maybe for the rest too (separately available).. Another funny thing is that we have double pipes for many of the pipes starting around "A" at 8'.   Anyhow we're asking $1,000 for all that wood stuff. Feel free to tell us we're crazy and make a counter offer.   All proceeds are for a good (organ) cause.   "Brassless in Poughkeepsie, NY"   John V            
(back) Subject: Sanfilippo Hopeful Heart concert From: KriderSM@aol.com Date: Sat, 24 Jul 1999 19:27:15 EDT   Randolph Runyon and others have requested more information on the = Sanfilippo Estate. >Where is the Sanfilippo Estate, please?   Theatre Organ buffs are very aware of the Sanfilippo Estate 5/80 Wurlitzer =   hybrid and the accompanying dozens of mechanical instruments. It is = located near Barrington, IL, on a huge estate.   >And was this a one-time-only event?   Jasper Sanfilippo, the owner, hosts this annual event to raise funding for =   the Hopeful Heart Foundation. Robert Ridgeway is the curator of the Sanfilippo organ. His email is <ridgeway@ais.net>   The Joliet Area Theatre Organ chapter (JATOE) will hold a series of = theatre organ concerts in the Joliet, IL area, one venue will be the Sanfilippo Estate pipe organ. I think the events will be the second weekend of = November, with Tony Fenelon as one of the artists.   Jim Stempke, representative of the JATOE chapter, can provide details of = the event. He can be contacted at <sonics408@aol.com>   Incidently, the Hopeful Heart Foundation has recorded several CDs of this instrument as part of the fundraising efforts. One CD, "Simple Gifts", recorded by a variety of artists, features "Ride of the Valkyries" = performed by Carlo Curley. For the final entrance of the B major theme, Carlos uses = the Bugle Battaglia, "the only organ stop that is louder than Brunhilde = herself!" AWESOME!!!!   This stop, built by the Shopp Organ Company, is the most piercing, = commanding stop in any organist's repertoire. It is also called on by Lyn Larsen's = CD, Paradise, in the majestic march when the Phantom Regiment marches at its closest to the listener. Its power makes the Trumpet Imperiale, with which =   Lyn plays the echo, sound almost weak by comparison. I can safely say that =   when I played this cut for the people at the organ company where I work, their jaws dropped to the floor when they heard that Bugle burst forth. "What is that stop?" they wanted to know! Did I say, AWESOME!!! ???   If you ever get a chance to hear this instrument, do so. Ask Robert = Ridgeway how to purchase the recordings of this instrument.   Stan Krider    
(back) Subject: FOR SALE: REISNER RELAY From: Jan Vanderstad <dcob@nac.net> Date: Sat, 24 Jul 1999 19:56:24 -0400   Good evening Listers I have available for sale a complete Reisner relay system circa 1970's. 2 divisions, 8 stops each. It can handle either independent or unit stops and it can be expanded to handle up to 10 stops for each division. Make Offer. Located in Northern NJ. Jan Vanderstad  
(back) Subject: re: Sanfilippo Hopeful Heart concert From: Robert Ridgeway <ridgeway@ais.net> Date: Sat, 24 Jul 1999 19:20:06 -0500   At 09:40 AM 7/24/99 -0700, you wrote: >>Stan -- >> >>Thanks for the report of your experiences at the Sanfilippo Estate. It >>surely must have been an indescribable experience to have been there -- = I'm >>glad you described it, anyway!! (Sanfilippo is one of the many places >>still on my "want to go to" list...) >> >>Slightly Envious...<g> >> >>Tim >> >> >Where is the Sanfilippo Estate, please? And was this a one-time-only = event? > >Randy Runyon runyonr@muohio.edu > >Professor of French, Miami University (Oxford, OH) > > > >"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 > > >For the benefit of those who aren't familiar with it....the Sanfilippo estate is the home of Jasper and Marian Sanfilippo in Barrington Hills, = Il. It houses the largest collection of restored automatic musical = instruments in the world. The main music room also houses the world's largest theatre organ, a 5 manual/80 rank Wurlitzer-hybred. The event about which this posting refers is an annual fund-raiser that is held at the Sanfilippo facility. The Hopeful Heart Foundation gives assistance to persons in the arts who are suffering from life-threatening illness. It used to be a one-day event but starting last year it was expanded to two days to handle the requests for tickets. It is always held in July (nearly always in the weekend following the national ATOS convention) and next year's show will feature, among others, Lyn Larsen and Tony Fenelon....both terrific = musicians.   However for those not wishing to wait until next summer, there is also a program there in the autumn that is connected with the Joliet Rialto Pipe Organ Extravaganza weekend. This year the extravaganza runs November 12th through the 14th. Saturday night is the program at the magnificent Rialto Theatre in Joliet, IL featuring a full stage orchestra and usually four or five of the finest theatre organists available. Sunday afternoon's program will be at the Sanfilippo estate and will feature Tony Fenelon and John Giachi, both from Australia, as well as the immensely talented Jonas Nordwall. Tickets for this fall show are still available:   Contact the RialtoFest Specialist: Sharon Melcher, toll-free: 1-888-830-5445 Email is: <RialtoFest@aol.com>   Regular mail is: JATOE, P.O. Box 471, Joliet, IL 60434 = All major credit cards are accepted.   For information about next summer's Hopeful Heart program and to be placed on the mailing list contact:   Hopeful Heart, Inc. P.O. Box 16786 Phoenix, AZ 85011 Email is: <musicon@swlink.net>   I hope this information will prove useful and will encourage many of you who have never been to attend either/or both of these programs. We always enjoy having new visitors to the facility.   Sincerely,   Robert Ridgeway, Curator Sanfilippo Collection  
(back) Subject: Re: Wedding rehearsal from HELL From: Adrianne Schutt <maybe@pipcom.com> Date: Sat, 24 Jul 1999 20:09:52 -0700   At 06:11 PM 7/24/99 -0400, Icorgan@aol.com wrote: >I'd rather they took my fee and went to the court house and left me out = of >it. Actually, that's pretty much what I did in order to save my = father (coincidentally also named Maynard) from the BS of having to play at my wedding.   Hubby and I enlisted the help of a reverend with a wonderful = sense of humor, and took off into the bush for a tiny ceremony on a wooden = bridge over a babbling stream. Sound romantic? Hang on to that thought. ;)   Silly things I hadn't planned on during the event included: --a cold snap dropped the temperature to -20something Celcius (this was December) --the casual atmosphere allowed my jokester grandfatherinlaw (married 50 yrs) to walk down the groomed ski trail with us stage-whispering "it's not too late, hehe...it's not too late" --as the reverend cooled off and started shivering with the rest of us, the rings nearly slid off his copy of the service and into the = stream --while that was happening, my grandmotherinlaw misjudged her footing in the snow and nearly went swimming   Total frustrated organists at this fiasco? None.   Frustrated organists involved if I ever do this again? Half the guest list!   I think a "Hammond, traditional, clone, reed, whatever....bring your own instrument and play along" service could be fun, done outdoors in =   say October. Of course, pool noodles and Nerf weapons would be provided for the members of the anti-Hammond and anti-pipe camps to take out their frustrations on each other. <huge grin> We take ourselves too seriously, =   dont we??   Oh, John? Having stage managed amateur theatre & the like for years (which will make your rehearsal look like heaven, given half a chance), first thing I'd have done in your shoes would be threaten to tell =   the assembled group about that stud's extracurricular activities. I bet the idea of that knowledge getting out (and ruining the atmosphere) would have inspired someone to get the show on track in a very timely manner. ;) Sorry I didn't get to my mail sooner. Hope the wedding = itself went well for you....looking forward to a report! :)   Have fun! Ad ;->   Disclaimer: intended purely as a humorous post to share some giggles. As =   always, the standard IMHO, YMMV, viewer discretion advised, yadda yadda yadda applies. ;)    
(back) Subject: Wedding from HELL From: DRAWKNOB@aol.com Date: Sat, 24 Jul 1999 20:34:09 EDT   And now what you've really been waiting for!!! DRUM ROLL PLEASE   The wedding was a "class A" mess. For starters, the organ was WAY out of tune today, yesterday it wasn't too bad. Then the minister had told me = that when it was time for me to run off "Here She Comes" (mind you I usually DON'T play it -- but in this case I really didn't give a _______) he would =   give me the high sign from the chancel. Because the organ is in the rear gallery I can't see what's happening beneath me, he gave me the sign and we're off to the races at 5:50 PM (for a 5:30 wedding). However, she = wasn't ready so I ran through the Bridal Chorus (the whole shebang) 4 times, = varying registration and such as needed. Getting more and more pissed I finally improvised my own fanfare and went to full Tutti. Half way down the aisle =   she stops and hugs people... need I go further?   Now we are in the service and because this is a mixed race wedding (Anglo = and Hispanic) they threw in funny little things like placing a mantle over = their shoulders -- complete with a crucifix and a popish blessing and chopping = off chicken heads -- just kidding on that last one :-). When it came time for =   the vows... nearly a 1/4 of the people in attendance rushed up into the chancel, behind and beside the altar, to take photos of the precious = moment. I was nearly at the point of throwing up and throwing a fit by this time! =   Then we had closed communion, for only the Bride and Groom... In general = the ELCA doesn't practice closed communion and it should have been offered to all, in my opinion...   Finally, after the pastor introduces the couple and pronounces the final blessing and benediction, just as I am starting the fanfare for "The = Wedding March". The person who was running the audio system, for the microphones, =   screws up and deafens everyone with HORRIBLE feedback of about 4 seconds = in length. By the way, the bride asked me, before the service, if I wanted = cash or a check... I said "cash would be preferable".   I'm fixing to go out tonight and enjoy some stiff libations.   Thanks to everyone for your words of wisdom and advice.   John A. Gambill, Jr. Organist/Choirmaster Oak Cliff Lutheran Church Dallas, Texas  
(back) Subject: Re: Wedding rehearsal from HELL From: DRAWKNOB@aol.com Date: Sat, 24 Jul 1999 20:44:25 EDT   In a message dated 7/24/99 7:16:40 PM Central Daylight Time, = maybe@pipcom.com writes:   << first thing I'd have done in your shoes would be threaten to tell the assembled group about that stud's extracurricular activities. >>   Actually, If I wasn't so damn pissed at the moment I probably would have stood there and watched... It's too bad I didn't think to do what you suggested -- that would have been hilarious... I can just see it now, announcing to the group "Does anyone know who those people who are fornicating in the sacristy!" That would have been to die for!!!   Your wedding sounds like it was very fun and memorable :-)   John  
(back) Subject: Re: Wedding from HELL From: DRAWKNOB@aol.com Date: Sat, 24 Jul 1999 20:47:33 EDT   OOHHHH, In addition the pastor apologized to me following the service for = the mess at the rehearsal. I thanked him for his apology and said that I did = not wish to talk about it at this time. I then did a very quick about face, removed my vestments in my office and hit the pavement.   John  
(back) Subject: Re: Wedding rehearsal from HELL From: rohrschok8@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Sat, 24 Jul 1999 21:41:12 -0400 (EDT)     >YES! by this time the whole list probably wants > to know how it turned out. Be sure to fill us > in!!! I realize it's off topic, not to mention none of my business.... BUT I'm still wondering about the couple in the sacristy! ;-)   Bruce & the Baskerbeagles ~~+~~+~~ rohrschok8@webtv.net ~~+~~+~~   Cowardly dogs bark loudest. -- John Webster    
(back) Subject: Riverside Organ Specs............(again) From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com> Date: Sat, 24 Jul 1999 21:42:32 EDT     Greetings,   can someone please tell me where I can get the specs for the Riverside organ? Thanks.   Carlo     ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com  
(back) Subject: Pass the melodia, please! From: rohrschok8@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Sat, 24 Jul 1999 21:50:51 -0400 (EDT)   I'm looking for a Melodia to purchase. I think the wind pressure is 3".   Bruce & the Baskerbeagles ~~+~~+~~ rohrschok8@webtv.net ~~+~~+~~   Cowardly dogs bark loudest. -- John Webster    
(back) Subject: McGill Academy From: Robert Horton <gemshorn@ukans.edu> Date: Sat, 24 Jul 1999 20:58:48 -0500 (CDT)   List, Just checking to see if any fellow listers will be up in Montreal next week for the McGill Organ Academy. Look for me in the classes on early Spanish/Flemish and North German repertoire. I'll be on Rollerblades, so I should be hard to miss.   Cheers,   Robert Horton - GTA, University of Kansas http://falcon.cc.ukans.edu/~gemshorn   P.S. Yes, Bruce...it is somewhat strange that organists are expected to deliver professional quality music spanning five centuries while CCM folk can get by doing a half-***ed job with the new stuff. But then again, I sort of take pride in that fact...    
(back) Subject: Re: Wedding rehearsal from HELL From: DRAWKNOB@aol.com Date: Sat, 24 Jul 1999 22:13:00 EDT   In a message dated 7/24/99 8:43:40 PM Central Daylight Time, rohrschok8@webtv.net writes:   << I realize it's off topic, not to mention none of my business.... BUT I'm still wondering about the couple in the sacristy! ;-) >>   Not so... because an organ was in use :-) They were both in their early twenties probably and not bad on the eyes either... My God, that takes a = lot of nerve -- but I'm sure worse things have happened in the church!   John   John