PipeChat Digest #982 - Saturday, July 10, 1999
 
inaugural service of Sung Mattins (Fri. 6 a.m. ) (!!)
  by "Bud/burgie" <budchris@earthlink.net>
Re: Hook & Hastings
  by "N Brown" <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
Re: Austin Saved
  by "Bruce Behnke" <behnke@lvcm.com>
1920s Aeolian??
  by "Rod Murrow" <murrows@pldi.net>
Re: Hook & Hastings
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: inaugural service of Sung Mattins (Fri. 6 a.m. ) (!!)
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: Hook & Hastings
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
 


(back) Subject: inaugural service of Sung Mattins (Fri. 6 a.m. ) (!!) From: Bud/burgie <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 09 Jul 1999 21:59:59 -0700   (all Gregorian, in English)   Hymn - Nocte surgentes - mode 6 Venite, exultemus Domino - Tonus peregrinus Psalmody - Tone 8-c Benedictus es, Domine - Solemn Tone 5 Jubilate Deo - Solemn Tone 6 Hymn - Splendor paternae gloriae - mode 1   What an extraordinary experience! For eight men in a dead room, it came VERY close to being "the real thing", Le Grand Hammond notwithstanding .... quite moving.   Cheers,   Bud    
(back) Subject: Re: Hook & Hastings From: Innkawgneeto@webtv.net (N Brown) Date: Sat, 10 Jul 1999 01:04:45 -0400 (EDT)   About H&H, we have an essentially unaltered H&H tracker here in our fair town, Barnegat NJ at the Methodist Church. I say, essentially, because it was electrified back in 1928 or so (the exact date escapes my memory now). One of the elder members that still attends used to pump the bellows down in the basement. It is a warm fuzzy sound, not a lot of stop options, but it is a classic and the Church is very, very, very proud of their organ. While it's not the most impressive instrument, the fact that it has NOT been changed tonally IS exceedingly remarkable, wouldn't you say? Just thought I'd share that with the list.   Cheers --Neil    
(back) Subject: Re: Austin Saved From: Bruce Behnke <behnke@lvcm.com> Date: Fri, 9 Jul 99 22:27:32 -0700   Please note that I didn't do anything except post the pictures. Frank Johnson is the one to thank for all the hard work.   Bruce      
(back) Subject: 1920s Aeolian?? From: Rod Murrow <murrows@pldi.net> Date: Sat, 10 Jul 1999 01:30:29 -0500   Sorry for the double-posting, but thought some of you may be interested - or in a position to help save this instrument (or maybe purchase it yourself)...   This ad was posted yesterday on the Church Organ Trader (www.tunertech.com/)...anyone know anything about it? Surely it can be salvaged...   Rod Murrow   Thursday, July 08, 1999 at 17:08:13 (EDT) For Sale... <Todd Nolette> 415 Washington Blvd #1001 Marina Del Rey CA 90292 310 766-5567 I own a building built in 1927 by the Masons. In the building there is a pipe organ exactly like an Aeolian Opus #1559 located at the John Ringling (Ringling Brothers) museum. This is based on visual comparison. It is truly a piece of work. It appears to be in good shape and well intact. The pipes are housed in a seperate room. I am looking for some one that can give me an idea of value. I am selling the building and would like to get rid of the organ as well. Soon! Please e-mail or call me. I am open to suggestions.    
(back) Subject: Re: Hook & Hastings From: Bob Scarborough <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Sat, 10 Jul 1999 00:30:14 -0700   At 09:26 PM 7/9/1999 EDT, you wrote:   > 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.<snip>   A recording of Thomas Murray at this very Hook illustrates William's point well...Sheffield S-11, recorded in 1971, with liner notes by none other = than the illustrious Barbara Owen. The principal chorus sings like no other. The reeds, obviously of the French school, are of perfect tonality and always in balance with the flues. The mixtures are aural silk. Added to = all this is the visual impact of the organ case in the loft...blending = perfectly with the Romanesque interior.   If you can find this recording anywhere, it's a "must have" for any = serious organ recording collection.   DeserTBoB    
(back) Subject: Re: inaugural service of Sung Mattins (Fri. 6 a.m. ) (!!) From: Bob Scarborough <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Sat, 10 Jul 1999 01:20:14 -0700   At 09:59 PM 7/9/1999 -0700, you wrote:   >What an extraordinary experience! For eight men in a dead room, it came >VERY close to being "the real thing", Le Grand Hammond notwithstanding >... quite moving.<snip>   Perhaps, all you need is some new drawbar settings, from Stevens Irwin's dictionary!!   hehehehe!   DeserTBoB    
(back) Subject: Re: Hook & Hastings From: Bob Scarborough <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Sat, 10 Jul 1999 01:47:00 -0700   At 10:22 PM 7/9/1999 -0400, you wrote:   >The area where the organ is located will become a baptistry!<snip>   Can we say...."STUPID?" Someone needs to pistol whip the pastor (or other nearby responsible party) for this sacrilege! Just my 2=A2 worth, but this historic instrument is MUCH more important than some baptismal font...which can be placed almost anywhere in the nave!   Off my soapbox for now,   DeserTBoB