PipeChat Digest #981 - Saturday, July 10, 1999
 
Hook & Hastings
  by "SCHUTRUM,BRUCE" <bschutrum@neo.rr.com>
Re: Austin Saved
  by "bruce cornely" <rohrschok8@webtv.net>
Re: Hook & Hastings
  by "bruce cornely" <rohrschok8@webtv.net>
Re: Disney facade pipes
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
Re: Hook & Hastings
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: Recital
  by "Robert Horton" <gemshorn@ukans.edu>
not the Facade - but the Disney Organ
  by <the_maitre@hotmail.com>
Wurlitzer Saucer Bells
  by "Jason D. Comet" <bombarde8@juno.com>
Rare Names
  by <the_maitre@hotmail.com>
Re: Rare Names
  by "STRAIGHT" <STRAIGHT@infoblvd.net>
Re: not the Facade - but the Disney Organ
  by "Mark Huth" <mhuth@rodgers.rain.com>
Re: Hook & Hastings
  by "SCHUTRUM,BRUCE" <bschutrum@neo.rr.com>
Re: Recital - Richard Pinel
  by "Michael Davis" <MichaelDavis@wykecottage.freeserve.co.uk>
Re: Hook & Hastings
  by "SCHUTRUM,BRUCE" <bschutrum@neo.rr.com>
Re: Hook & Hastings
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Lotus
  by "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu>
Cross Post--Concert Announcement
  by <RMB10@aol.com>
Re: Hook & Hastings
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com>
Re: Hook & Hastings
  by "Roy Redman" <rredman@imagin.net>
Re: Hook & Hastings
  by "bruce cornely" <rohrschok8@webtv.net>
more Hook & Hastings
  by "Bud/burgie" <budchris@earthlink.net>
Re: Hook & Hastings
  by <Prestant16@aol.com>
Re: Hook & Hastings
  by "SCHUTRUM,BRUCE" <bschutrum@neo.rr.com>
Re: Disney pipe facade
  by "antoni scott" <ascott@epix.net>
Music for Memorial Service
  by "N Brown" <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
 


(back) Subject: Hook & Hastings From: "SCHUTRUM,BRUCE" <bschutrum@neo.rr.com> Date: Fri, 09 Jul 1999 09:02:50 -0400   Your comments on the work of H&H around 1898 would be greatly appreciated. The particular instrument is 2 manual, 20 ranks, supposedly original.   Bruce R. Schutrum St. Peter's - Akron   bschutrum@neo.rr.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Austin Saved From: rohrschok8@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Fri, 9 Jul 1999 09:04:04 -0400 (EDT)   Bruce, Congrats on your heroic work, and thanks for the pictures. Bruce   ~~~   Bruce Behnke wrote: Web page is now loaded and available at: http://digistatic.net/organ/austin.html There are six thumbnails linked to the larger pictures.   Bruce & the Baskerbeagles ~~+~~+~~ rohrschok8@webtv.net ~~+~~+~~   Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails. -- Max Eastman    
(back) Subject: Re: Hook & Hastings From: rohrschok8@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Fri, 9 Jul 1999 09:23:07 -0400 (EDT)     >Your comments on the work of H&H around > 1898 would be greatly appreciated. The > particular instrument is 2 manual, 20 ranks, > supposedly original. >Bruce R. Schutrum, St. Peter's - Akron It would be helpful to know a little more about the organ, since this is approaching a time of transition. However, from the dark(!), I would opine that if you have an original H&H, preserve it. Their sound was solid and warm, and appropriate to the room. One of their outstanding achievements was building successful organs in typical "dead" American rooms; scaling and volume, as well as stoplist were appropriate. Workmanship of the highest quality. I think you have a treasure which should be preserved. If your organist doesn't like the instrument and wants to alter it, it is far easier, and more efficient in the long run, to replace the organist than ruin the organ. It would be nice if you could publish the stoplist A typical 19-stop ("Size 11"): GREAT Bourdon 16 Open Diapason 8 Dulciana 8 Melodia 8 Octave 4 Twelfth 2-2/3 Fifteenth 2 Mixture III Trumpet 8   SWELL Open Diapason 8 Viola 8 Stopped Diapason 8 Flauto Traverso 4 Violina 4 Flautino 2 Oboe & Bassoon 8   PEDAL Open Diapason 16 (wood) Bourdon 16   The case of the No. 11 had five flats of pipes. The 8' OD basses, 7 on each side. A central flat of 7 OD pipes was flanked with four wooden pipes. All pipes elegantly stenciled and decorated.   I have played one of these and would be ecstatic to have one to play regularly (preferably at home!!).   Please keep us informed.   Bruce & the Baskerbeagles ~~+~~+~~ rohrschok8@webtv.net ~~+~~+~~   Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails. -- Max Eastman    
(back) Subject: Re: Disney facade pipes From: DRAWKNOB@aol.com Date: Fri, 9 Jul 1999 09:47:47 EDT   In a message dated 7/9/99 12:46:38 AM Central Daylight Time, Innkawgneeto@webtv.net writes:   << Cruella Crumhorn, John, how could you forget? --Neil >>   Thanks Neil... I knew I was forgetting something big!   John  
(back) Subject: Re: Hook & Hastings From: Bob Scarborough <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Fri, 09 Jul 1999 07:32:06 -0700   At 09:02 AM 7/9/1999 -0400, you wrote: >Your comments on the work of H&H around 1898 would be greatly appreciated. >The particular instrument is 2 manual, 20 ranks, supposedly original.<snip>   If it is truly original, it is a treasure. H&H was probably the preeminent builder around this time, tracing its glories back to the 1860s, as E. & G.G. Hook of Boston. I would expect a fairly classic stoplist, fine reeds, and a pleasing flue chorus. H&H's progress in the art of building stopped around this time, and fell into obsolesence later on, although they continued to ride of a reputation of past glories. For example, the H&H of the Riverside Church (1930) was considered to be sadly out of date compared to what was being offered by the newly-reorganized =C6olian-Skinner. = Obsolete blind combination actions; old, complex and troublesome EP chests, and poor chamber placement doomed this particular organ from the start. H&H was out of business soon thereafter.   I would assume that this is a tracker.   Cheerz,   DeserTBoB    
(back) Subject: Re: Recital From: Robert Horton <gemshorn@ukans.edu> Date: Fri, 09 Jul 1999 10:44:04 -0500   At 01:38 AM 7/9/99 -0700, you wrote: >> I had my very first solo recital today (it was a lunchtime recital) >> - and it went really well. .... >> the list if anyone wants copies - watch this space!!!   Richard, I think it's a safe bet to say that there will be a LOT of requests to hear your show...Why don't you consider putting it into MP3 format and posting it on the web for people to download? You'll bankrupt yourself by trying to send a copy to everyone who wants one.   Rob  
(back) Subject: not the Facade - but the Disney Organ From: "" <the_maitre@hotmail.com> Date: Fri, 09 Jul 1999 09:21:01 PDT   This string has been going on now for quite a while and has produced many opinions - mostly concerning the facade. Only one writer (other than = myself) has made any mention of the organ it's self. And that writer was also negative by saying "it doesn't get any better" listing the stops of the Llamarada division. Rather than bit**ing, I decided to write and find out =   exactly the purpose of these names.   Rosales wrote me back saying, "The Man IV of the Disney organ was conceived in honor of ...L.A.'s = Spanish Heritage. ... with special scales and pipe designs interperted from both Iberian and Mexican Instruments. Llamarada is literally " A Blaze" .... also "Battle Charge" , "Blaze of Tone" or even "Ray of Tone" Llamada is ... "to call", "to summon", "a clarion call"   Having heard this I think the nomemclature is quite appropriate and should =   be thought of no differently than Holtkamps "Fanfara" divisions.   I also looked at the "Trompette de Los Angeles" - literally Trumpet of = The Angels and find nothing wrong with this. Come to New York - you will see several examples of these specialized stops, most noteably the "Cor de Gabriel" at St. Barts, A-S. Now no one is going to complain about 'that' organ are they?!?   Maitre     _______________________________________________________________ Get Free Email and Do More On The Web. Visit http://www.msn.com  
(back) Subject: Wurlitzer Saucer Bells From: "Jason D. Comet" <bombarde8@juno.com> Date: Fri, 9 Jul 1999 00:27:46 -0400   I have been doing some investigating about these Saucer Bells. I am very interested in these and other rare WurliTzer traps (tuned/untuned) and would like to purchase at least one of each.   If anybody has any idea who bought the theatre organ from Organ Grinder Pizza in Portland, OR or Denver, CO, please let me now. From what I understand, these two pizza organs had just about everything. Including some sort of 8' Rohr something-or-other.   Well, let me know!   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: Rare Names From: "" <the_maitre@hotmail.com> Date: Fri, 09 Jul 1999 09:38:18 PDT   I just reminded my self about another odd name with some whimsy attached.   The very much honored A-S by Harrison organ at the Groton School Chapel = has a reed stop named: 32' Dream   The humor is just that, the stop is a dream - doesn't exist for lack of room. So it appears even old G.D. Harrison had a little humor in him.   Maitre     _______________________________________________________________ Get Free Email and Do More On The Web. Visit http://www.msn.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Rare Names From: "STRAIGHT " <STRAIGHT@infoblvd.net> Date: Fri, 9 Jul 1999 12:41:54 -0400   The Wanamaker-or however you spell it--has one of those "dreams" the = Stentor Manual and ranks. That segment never was built. The service tech I = talked to thought it was a fun tidbit. I guess it's still called that, but = there's still no Stentor section. Diane S. (straight@infoblvd.net)    
(back) Subject: Re: not the Facade - but the Disney Organ From: "Mark Huth" <mhuth@rodgers.rain.com> Date: Fri, 9 Jul 1999 10:04:06 PST     I'd like to point out, quite humbly, that I spoke out in support of the instrument from the beginning. Knowing Manuel's work and his reputation from others whom I respect, I have a great deal of excitement over this instrument's promise.   We need more outstanding organs in concert halls, and Rosales and GG both have the experience, integrity and musical gifts to make this one a fantastic success.   Mark     > This string has been going on now for quite a while and has produced = many > opinions - mostly concerning the facade. Only one writer (other than > myself) has made any mention of the organ it's self. And that writer = was > also negative by saying "it doesn't get any better" listing the stops of > the Llamarada division. Rather than bit**ing, I decided to write and = find > out exactly the purpose of these names. > > Rosales wrote me back saying, > "The Man IV of the Disney organ was conceived in honor of ...L.A.'s > Spanish Heritage. ... with special scales and pipe designs interperted > from both Iberian and Mexican Instruments. Llamarada is literally " A > Blaze" .... also "Battle Charge" , "Blaze of Tone" or even "Ray of Tone" > Llamada is ... "to call", "to summon", "a clarion call" > > Having heard this I think the nomemclature is quite appropriate and = should > be thought of no differently than Holtkamps "Fanfara" divisions. > > I also looked at the "Trompette de Los Angeles" - literally Trumpet of > The Angels and find nothing wrong with this. Come to New York - you = will > see several examples of these specialized stops, most noteably the "Cor = de > Gabriel" at St. Barts, A-S. Now no one is going to complain about = 'that' > organ are they?!? > > Maitre > > > _______________________________________________________________ > Get Free Email and Do More On The Web. Visit http://www.msn.com > > "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 >       Mark Huth Rodgers Instruments, LLC mhuth@rodgers.rain.com http://www.rodgersinstruments.com   =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D   For my birthday I got a humidifier and a de-humidifier. I put them in the same room and let them fight it out.    
(back) Subject: Re: Hook & Hastings From: "SCHUTRUM,BRUCE" <bschutrum@neo.rr.com> Date: Fri, 09 Jul 1999 13:30:50 -0400     Bruce, Thanks for the info. The instrument in question is for sale.   >If your organist doesn't like the instrument and >wants to alter it, it is far easier, and more efficient in the long run, >to replace the organist than ruin the organ. I am the organist on sabbatical for eight weeks doing research for a "new" instrument for St. Peter's and this opus (1783) is of great interest to = me. The only information I have on H&H is in a 1927 brochure. What is in this booklet does not impress me.   >It would be helpful to know a little more about the organ, since this is >approaching a time of transition. I think you have a treasure which >should be preserved. The stoplist: GREAT Open Diapason 8 Dulciana 8 Doppel Flote Octave 4 Twelfth 3 Fifteenth 2 Trumpet 8   SWELL   Bourdon/Bourdon Bass 16 Open Diapason 8 Salicional 8 Stopped Diapason 8 Aeoline 8 Flute Harmonique 4 Violina 4 Dolce Cornet III Oboe & Bassoon 8   PEDAL Open Diapason 16 (wood) Bourdon 16     Bruce R. Schutrum St Peter's Episcopal - Akron bschutrum@neo.rr.com      
(back) Subject: Re: Recital - Richard Pinel From: "Michael Davis" <MichaelDavis@wykecottage.freeserve.co.uk> Date: Fri, 9 Jul 1999 05:21:01 +0100   Well done Richard, I look forward to a copy of the recording. Do let us = know when you do your first recital in the south of England, there are plenty = of City of London churches that I am sure would love to have you (maybe even = St Paul's Cathedral).   Best wishes Michael        
(back) Subject: Re: Hook & Hastings From: "SCHUTRUM,BRUCE" <bschutrum@neo.rr.com> Date: Fri, 09 Jul 1999 13:36:39 -0400   DeserTBoBAt wrote:   >If it is truly original, it is a treasure. This I hope to see about early next week.   >I would assume that this is a tracker. Yes.   The stoplist: GREAT Open Diapason 8 Dulciana 8 Doppel Flote Octave 4 Twelfth 3 Fifteenth 2 Trumpet 8   SWELL   Bourdon/Bourdon Bass 16 Open Diapason 8 Salicional 8 Stopped Diapason 8 Aeoline 8 Flute Harmonique 4 Violina 4 Dolce Cornet III Oboe & Bassoon 8   PEDAL Open Diapason 16 (wood) Bourdon 16     Bruce R. Schutrum St Peter's Episcopal - Akron bschutrum@neo.rr.com      
(back) Subject: Re: Hook & Hastings From: Bob Scarborough <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Fri, 09 Jul 1999 11:35:02 -0700   At 01:36 PM 7/9/1999 -0400, you wrote: >DeserTBoBAt wrote: > >>If it is truly original, it is a treasure. >This I hope to see about early next week. > >>I would assume that this is a tracker. >Yes.<snip>   Well, at least this was before H&H got "Hope-Jonesed", like all the other builders of the period. Hope-Jones was busy inflicting damage to the British organ scene at this time. Since it wasn't electrified later, like some largers H&H/E.&G.G. Hook installations of the latter 19th century, = I'd nominate this for being a possibly important instrument. From the = stoplist, I can gather that this organ will have the warm, sweet flue chorus that = was a hallmark of H&H's work. Is the organ playable, or in need of a lot of = work?   DeserTBoB    
(back) Subject: Lotus From: runyonr@muohio.edu (Randolph Runyon) Date: Fri, 9 Jul 1999 15:16:41 -0700   Does anyone have a copy of "Lotus" by Billy Strayhorn arranged for organ = by Alec Wyton? It's out of print. I cannot find an interlibrary loan source. I even wrote Lorenz, the publisher, to see if I could obtain a special order copy and they replied that they couldn't help me and suggest I try the internet. So, as a last resort, that's what I'm doing.     R. Runyon      
(back) Subject: Cross Post--Concert Announcement From: RMB10@aol.com Date: Fri, 9 Jul 1999 17:33:27 EDT   Concert Announcement   R. Monty Bennett, organist Sunday, July 25, 1999 8:00 PM St. Mark's Lutheran Church 1001 Queens Road, Charlotte, North Carolina   3 man. /40 rank M. P. Moller (1959) - Fritzsche organ (1995)   Program will include: Variations and Fugue on "God, Save the King"--Reger Toccata in D Major--Lanquetuit Allegro Giocoso (Sept Improvistaions)--Saint-Saens Pomp and Circumstance #1--Elgar Fiat Lux--Dubois Sportive Fauns--D'Antalffy Will o' the Wisp--Nevin   Sponsored by Charlotte Chapter, AGO No tickets required, free-will offering will be taken  
(back) Subject: Re: Hook & Hastings From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Fri, 09 Jul 1999 18:37:01 -0500   SCHUTRUM,BRUCE wrote: > > DeserTBoBAt wrote: > > >If it is truly original, it is a treasure. > This I hope to see about early next week. > > >I would assume that this is a tracker. > Yes. > > The stoplist: > GREAT > Open Diapason 8 > Dulciana 8 > Doppel Flote > Octave 4 > Twelfth 3 > Fifteenth 2 > Trumpet 8 > > SWELL > > Bourdon/Bourdon Bass 16 > Open Diapason 8 > Salicional 8 > Stopped Diapason 8 > Aeoline 8 > Flute Harmonique 4 > Violina 4 > Dolce Cornet III > Oboe & Bassoon 8 > > PEDAL > Open Diapason 16 (wood) > Bourdon 16   In my opinion the instruments of Hook & Hastings are the finest instruments ever built in the United States. If the instrument is not in the best of shape it may need an exceptional player to demonstrate just how fine it is, but when restored by a reputable organbuilder (don't even consider one who doesn't have a *known* track record of restoring Hook & Hastings instruments -- and go and see one or two of the ones he has done) you will find that nothing else sounds the same again!   John Speller, St. Louis, Missouri.  
(back) Subject: Re: Hook & Hastings From: Roy Redman <rredman@imagin.net> Date: Fri, 09 Jul 1999 18:49:30 -0500   I have seen, heard, and worked on many Hook and Hastings organs. I have = yet to see one which was not beautifully crafted and musically excellent. It = is true that the later ones followed the musical styles of the times. As you know, however, appreciation for these various styles changes rapidly in = the organ world. Preserve it and appreciate it for what it is. Future generations will praise you for the effort. Roy Redman   "SCHUTRUM,BRUCE" wrote:   > Your comments on the work of H&H around 1898 would be greatly = appreciated. > The particular instrument is 2 manual, 20 ranks, supposedly original. > > Bruce R. Schutrum > St. Peter's - Akron > > bschutrum@neo.rr.com > > > "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: Hook & Hastings From: rohrschok8@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Fri, 9 Jul 1999 20:32:58 -0400 (EDT)   There is a book available from the Organ Historical Society, which is a compilation of H&H catalogs. It is very informative, has nice photograhps and drawings, as well as stoplists and other history.   The spec looks typical of their work from preceeding years to the date of your organ; I would guess that it was one of the last of the good ones. I hope it finds a good home.   What kind of instrument are they looking to replace it with? Have they considered restoration? It's amazing what a good cleaning will do!!   Bruce & the Baskerbeagles ~~+~~+~~ rohrschok8@webtv.net ~~+~~+~~   Cowardly dogs bark loudest. -- John Webster    
(back) Subject: more Hook & Hastings From: Bud/burgie <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 09 Jul 1999 17:39:25 -0700   H & H made something of a "sweep" through Ohio after they installed the big organ in Music Hall in Cincinnati. There were two very substantial three-manual organs in Catholic churches in Cincinnati, Old St. Joseph's and Old St. Paul's (both, I believe, originally mercury-battery-powered electric action, but with the wind raised by hand) ... Old St. Joseph's was dismantled and stored before my time (and later destroyed); Old St. Paul's was still playing in the late '60s, but was later cannibalized for the pipes which I HOPE went to another organ.   In any case, Old St. Paul's (a turn-of-the-century replacement for an earlier H & H that burned with the church) was everything an organ should be: singing, clear principals; solid mixtures (without being shrill); GORGEOUS flutes, ranging from stopped to wooden chimney flutes with pierced stoppers to a harp-like Doppel Flute (the church had glorious acoustics, of course ... all those big old German barns in Cincinnati did); unfortunately, the Pedal Trombone was "prepared-for", but the Great Trumpet, Swell Cornopean, Oboe (and Vox? it's been nearly thirty years since I played it) and Choir Clarinet were out of this world ... the Clarinet could pass for a big fat French Cromorne; the Great Trumpet was middle-of-the-road enough to use with the principal chorus OR the Grand Jeu; the Swell Cornopean hadn't degenerated into one of those "cast-iron" later examples from other builders. The Oboe worked perfectly as a solo stop or in the fonds d' orgue for Franck ... in fact, we held a Franck recital there to try and save the organ. The Choir flutes 8-4-2 were ALMOST big enough and bright enough to serve as a secondary chorus ... if the Choir chest hadn't been behind the Great in the lower level of the case, it probably would have.   I have to agree that Hook was one of the finest (if not THE finest) builder in America in the 19th century ... certainly the equal of anything being built in France or Germany at the time. It's really sad that more of their organs (particularly the larger ones) haven't survived intact, though there's hope that The Immaculata and Holy Cross Cathedral in Boston will be restored to their former splendor. But I've found the craftsmanship to be the same in EVERY Hook I've examined, from the smallest to the largest. If you have a chance to acquire one, just PRAY that no one's mucked about with the pipes or changed out the Swell Oboe for an Aeoline Celeste or some such nonsense.   Cheers,   Bud    
(back) Subject: Re: Hook & Hastings From: Prestant16@aol.com Date: Fri, 9 Jul 1999 21:26:01 EDT     > tracing its glories back to the 1860s, as E. & > G.G. Hook of Boston.     A small correction... Elias and George Greenleaf Hook built their first organ in the 1830s, 1838 I believe. I have had the pleasure of working on = my Hook organs, including one from 1842 where I helped put a new action on it = at the Andover Organ Co. I hand whipped about 250 tracker ends, it took a = week to replicate the originals by slicing the ends to taper as the originals, making the wires to match the originals, and even going as far as reusing = the original threaded wires. The company I work for now can be considered what is left of the (E.& G. G.) Hook (and Hastings) company. My boss' grandfather worked for the company, and also his father, and when the company went under, he got most = of the service contracts in the Boson area. We still have contracts that are =   over 100 years old. It's really nice to work on those old Hook organs. They are built like tanks, and they can last more than 150 years without any major = rebuilt or releathering. The 1842 Hook I worked on is still on its original = bellows leather. Hopefully before I go to school I will get a chance to work on the Hook at Immaculate, Boston. I think the organ there is the best in the country, maybe the world. The pipe scales are perfect, all the pipes work =   together to create a bold, not loud organ that is very colorful. The = reeds are great, they act as a glaze to the principal chorus, not being = overbearing and just adding to the whole ensemble. Another few organs I have seen are at the Unitarian church in Jamaica Plain (Boston) and the Baptist church in Jamaica plain. I believe they = are 1854, and 1860, although I may be wrong. Now that is the time when = Harrison started to have some influence, and it is very noticeable just by looking = at the organs, the 1854 organ has vertical knobs (Hook), the other (1860), terraced (Hastings). The diapasons are noticeably different also. Another two organs I can compare are Immaculate and the Cathedral (Boston, MA) Cathedral is 1875, 101 ranks, and Immac. is 1865 and about = 90 ranks. The later organ which is the largest remaining Hook, is a much heavier sound, while the 1865 sound is a little lighter. The reeds on the =   Cathedral organ are not all Hook, in fact a lot of the organ isn't Hook. Many reeds were made by Zimmer in Paris (which don't stay in tune as well = as the Hook reeds). We don't know for sure if Hook made the wind chests, but =   the chests at the cathedral are in poor shape, with murmurs and cyphers everywhere, but the Immaculate organ has no murmurs of cyphers. Keep in = mind that these organs are about 1/4 mile away for each other, and the one in better shape is older than the other.     Well, that's all my hands can do for now. If anyone would like to know = more about any of the organs I discussed, I'd be glad to tell you what you want = to know.     -William C.  
(back) Subject: Re: Hook & Hastings From: "SCHUTRUM,BRUCE" <bschutrum@neo.rr.com> Date: Fri, 09 Jul 1999 22:22:54 -0400     Bruce Cornely wrote:   >What kind of instrument are they looking to replace it with? Have they >considered restoration?   The area where the organ is located will become a baptistry!  
(back) Subject: Re: Disney pipe facade From: antoni scott <ascott@epix.net> Date: Fri, 09 Jul 1999 22:48:21 -0400   Tim:   Sorry, I did not mean to offend your organ company. It just reminded me of a room I saw many years ago where "junk" pipes were thrown in a random fashion with no attempt at organization. After a few dozen pipes, they fell over since they were not "racked". It looked the same as the Disney organ facade.   Not to sound totally negative, the stop specification looks quite interesting. I am looking forward to hearing the Los Angeles Trumpet !!!     Antoni   Tim Bovard wrote: > > At 7/8/99 09:19 PM, Antoni Scott wrote: > > >Seems that the facade is a "heap" of pipes something like I have seen = in > >a pipe organ builders "trash " room. What person other than a Disney > >freak two year old could take such inartistic garbage seriously. > <snip> > >The whole thing is an appalling example of Disney forcing its trash > juvenile >ideas onto a mature audience and thinking we will accept it as > OK. Well, I >for one do not accept the gross facade, no matter how well = the > organ may >sound. In fact, I think that it may be a detriment to an > otherwise good >organ and builder. <snip> > > I completely agree. Keep my name on the "HATE IT" list. (If it = actually > does get built that way, I'll find a better term than "hate"...) > > BTW, at the organbuilding firm for which I work, even our 'junk' pipes = are > stored in a MUCH more orderly fashion than that -- lumber piles are = neater, > too... > > TMB > > "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: Music for Memorial Service From: Innkawgneeto@webtv.net (N Brown) Date: Sat, 10 Jul 1999 00:47:22 -0400 (EDT)   First United Methodist Church Toms River, New Jersey   July 9, 1999   Funeral for Member of the Church/Mother of a devoted Choir Member   Rev. Bruce Quigley, Senior Pastor Neil Brown, Minister of Music/Organist   Preludes: Rhosymedre (Vaughan Williams) Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (J. S. Bach)   Hymns: How Great Thou Art The Old Rugged Cross Majesty   Postlude: Sinfonia from Cantata #29 (Bach/Whitford)   I was asked to "Crank it Up" on the hymns because this dear saint loved it when I do that.   They wanted a joyful service, and since the son and his wife are both choir members and good musicians, I felt some liberty in the selections.   Have a nice weekend every1.   Neil Brown, AAGO, MMus