PipeChat Digest #986 - Tuesday, July 13, 1999
 
Re: Tuning, Humidity, etc.
  by <George.Greene@rossnutrition.com>
decrepit Moller
  by "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu>
Fw: Tuning, Humidity, etc.
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: MIDI
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
Re: decrepit Moller
  by "bruce cornely" <rohrschok8@webtv.net>
Re: Tuning, Humidity, etc.
  by "Peggy J. Bendel" <pbendel@juno.com>
Deagan Tower Chimes
  by "Richard Weber" <rweber@aero.net>
Re: Deagan Tower Chimes
  by "Bud/burgie" <budchris@earthlink.net>
To organists in central North Carolina ...
  by "Tom Jones" <tomj@netpath.net>
Re: Austin Saved
  by "Frank Johnson" <usd465@hit.net>
Messiaen
  by "Richard Pinel" <rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk>
Ernest White Editions / Wesley Day, Editor (X-posted)
  by "Bud/burgie" <budchris@earthlink.net>
Re: Deagan Tower Chimes
  by "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu>
no organ for St. Matthew's
  by "Bud/burgie" <budchris@earthlink.net>
Re: no organ for St. Matthew's
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: no organ for St. Matthew's
  by "Bud/burgie" <budchris@earthlink.net>
Re: decrepit Moller
  by "Jason D. Comet" <bombarde8@juno.com>
Re: 19th c. builder C.C. Morey (X-post)
  by "Jason D. Comet" <bombarde8@juno.com>
Re: no organ for St. Matthew's
  by <CHERCAPA@aol.com>
Re: 19th c. builder C.C. Morey (X-post)
  by <Mark85inCT@aol.com>
Re: 19th c. builder C.C. Morey
  by "Sand Lawn" <sandlawn@prodigy.net>
Re: no organ for St. Matthew's
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: Messiaen
  by "bruce cornely" <rohrschok8@webtv.net>
 


(back) Subject: Re: Tuning, Humidity, etc. From: George.Greene@rossnutrition.com Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 09:12:51 -0400     I realize that this post is not "organic", but some of us play in churches = that use organ and piano together on congregational hymns, so "inquiring minds = want to know..." Over the past few years, I have noticed a device that appears = to be a humidifier attached to pianos in churches. There is usually a = telltale piece of what appears to be Tygon tubing, through which the device is = filled with water, along with a red light, which apparently indicates when it = needs to be refilled. In light of our recent discussions, is the humidifier = supposed to help keep the piano in tune?   It seems strange to have a humidifier attached to a church piano when so = many of them have been equipped with "Damp Chasers", small electric heating = elements which are supposed to keep the action dry to prevent keys from sticking. (Actually it seems strange to have a container of water anywhere near a piano!)   Thanks!     George Greene    
(back) Subject: decrepit Moller From: John Vanderlee <jovanderlee@vassar.edu> Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 09:43:06 -0500   For any interest please contact sender below:   >Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 07:24:16 -0400 >From: caroline kehne <ckehne@accglobal.net> >Subject: decrepit Moller >To: John Vanderlee <jovanderlee@VASSAR.EDU>, > Johannes A Vanderlee <jvanderlee@juno.com> >MIME-version: 1.0 >X-MSMail-Priority: Normal >X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V4.72.3110.3 >X-Priority: 3 > > Is there any interest in a severly vandalized 6-rank tubular >pneumatic pipe organ for parts? The console (rocking tablet) is in good >condition, but the pipework has been trashed by school kids. The stopped >diapason and 30-note pedal bourdon are OK, facade is staying in the >church. The pedal offset and 6-rank chests might be useful for direct >electric conversion. There is a 3 1/2" wind Kinetic blower. This is all >second-hand info...I suspect the stuff would come cheap but the church >has to be contacted ASAP, 'cause they're eager with the chain saws. >Located in central PA, but I would be in that area to visit my reed = organ >buddy... Robert >      
(back) Subject: Fw: Tuning, Humidity, etc. From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 08:53:31 -0500   In certain conditions, such as low humidity, a water container in the = bottom of a piano helps keep the wood swelled a little and the piano in tune. Too-dry conditions will cause tuning to slip, and cracked sounding boards. Player pianos are especially susceptable to dry conditions, causing leaks = in the stack.   Rick V.   -----Original Message----- From: George.Greene@rossnutrition.com <George.Greene@rossnutrition.com> To: - *pipechat@pipechat.org <pipechat@pipechat.org> Date: Tuesday, July 13, 1999 8:27 AM Subject: Re: Tuning, Humidity, etc.     > >I realize that this post is not "organic", but some of us play in = churches that >use organ and piano together on congregational hymns, so "inquiring minds want >to know..." Over the past few years, I have noticed a device that = appears to >be a humidifier attached to pianos in churches. There is usually a telltale >piece of what appears to be Tygon tubing, through which the device is filled >with water, along with a red light, which apparently indicates when it needs to >be refilled. In light of our recent discussions, is the humidifier supposed to >help keep the piano in tune? > >It seems strange to have a humidifier attached to a church piano when so many >of them have been equipped with "Damp Chasers", small electric heating elements >which are supposed to keep the action dry to prevent keys from sticking. >(Actually it seems strange to have a container of water anywhere near a >piano!) > >Thanks! > > >George Greene > > >"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: MIDI From: DRAWKNOB@aol.com Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 10:21:24 EDT   In a message dated 7/12/99 9:05:14 AM Central Daylight Time, WAYNE_BURCHAM@RSAUSA.COM writes:   << Does anyone have experience adding MIDI to a pipe organ? >>   Contact your local Rodgers dealer and he should be able to answer all of = your questions and even show you some installations where MIDI and pipes work together.   John  
(back) Subject: Re: decrepit Moller From: rohrschok8@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 10:37:54 -0400 (EDT)     >=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0Is there any interest in a severly > vandalized 6-rank tubular pneumatic pipe > organ for parts? The console (rocking tablet) >is in good condition, but the pipework has > been trashed by school kids. >This is all second-hand info...I suspect the > stuff would come cheap but the church has to > be contacted ASAP, 'cause they're eager with > the chain saws. What church? Has the organ already been replaced with a "thing". Remember electronics can be vandalized, too (although organists are less prone to this behaviour than children!!) Can you post the stoplist? Seems like it would be more responsible to simply replace the pipes and still have a real organ! This would be a great home instrument.   Bruce & the Baskerbeagles ~~+~~+~~ rohrschok8@webtv.net ~~+~~+~~   Cowardly dogs bark loudest. -- John Webster    
(back) Subject: Re: Tuning, Humidity, etc. From: "Peggy J. Bendel" <pbendel@juno.com> Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 10:37:28 -0400   George: In a previous parish, we had a device called a "humidistat" installed inside the piano. The humidistat had a reservoir, with red warning light to signal empty, which had to be kept filled with water. It also had a heating element. This device kept the piano's interior humidity and temperature fairly constant, mitigating the effects of a sanctuary which was heated or cooled only during services. If someone forgot to fill the reservoir during the winter months when the heating system was turned on, the piano indeed lost its tuning fairly quickly. Cost, several years ago, was about $250. Peggy B   ___________________________________________________________________ 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: Deagan Tower Chimes From: "Richard Weber" <rweber@aero.net> Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 10:02:52 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0011_01BECD16.DEDDB940 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Dear list,   Does anyone know of other firms that repair/restore Deagan Tower Chimes = =3D besides Top Rung in Lawrence, Kansas? The Catholic Cathedral here in =3D Milwaukee wishes to restore theirs but it seems that Top Rung has quite = =3D a backlog of work.   Thanks, =3D20   Richard Weber   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0011_01BECD16.DEDDB940 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD W3 HTML//EN"> <HTML> <HEAD>   <META content=3D3Dtext/html;charset=3D3Diso-8859-1 =3D http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type> <META content=3D3D'"MSHTML 4.72.3110.7"' name=3D3DGENERATOR> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT color=3D3D#000000 size=3D3D2>Dear list,</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D3D#000000 size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D3D#000000 size=3D3D2>Does anyone know of other firms = that =3D   repair/restore Deagan Tower Chimes besides Top Rung in Lawrence, =3D Kansas?&nbsp;=3D20 The Catholic Cathedral here in Milwaukee wishes to restore theirs but it = =3D seems=3D20 that Top Rung has quite a backlog of work.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D3D#000000 size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>Thanks,&nbsp; </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D3D#000000 size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D3D#000000 size=3D3D2>Richard =3D Weber</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0011_01BECD16.DEDDB940--    
(back) Subject: Re: Deagan Tower Chimes From: Bud/burgie <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 08:56:32 -0700     --------------C3C9F56D2EBDD30AAFDA4C60 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3Dus-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Verdin in Cincinnati might be able to do it, but they'd probably charge an arm and a bell-rope. I'll forward this to my bell buddy in Philly ... maybe he knows.   Cheers,   Bud   Richard Weber wrote:   > Dear list, Does anyone know of other firms that repair/restore Deagan > Tower Chimes besides Top Rung in Lawrence, Kansas? The Catholic > Cathedral here in Milwaukee wishes to restore theirs but it seems that > Top Rung has quite a backlog of work. Thanks, Richard Weber   --------------C3C9F56D2EBDD30AAFDA4C60 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3Dus-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <!doctype html public "-//w3c//dtd html 4.0 transitional//en"> <html> <body bgcolor=3D"#FFFFFF"> Verdin in Cincinnati might be able to do it, but they'd probably charge an arm and a bell-rope. I'll forward this to my bell buddy in Philly ... maybe he knows. <p>Cheers, <p>Bud <p>Richard Weber wrote: <blockquote TYPE=3DCITE>&nbsp;<font color=3D"#000000"><font size=3D-1>Dear = list,</font></font>&nbsp;<font color=3D"#000000"><font size=3D-1>Does anyone know of other firms that repair/restore Deagan Tower Chimes besides Top Rung in Lawrence, Kansas?&nbsp; The Catholic Cathedral here in = Milwaukee wishes to restore theirs but it seems that Top Rung has quite a backlog of work.</font></font>&nbsp;<font size=3D-1>Thanks,</font>&nbsp;<font = color=3D"#000000"><font size=3D-1>Richard Weber</font></font></blockquote>   </body> </html>   --------------C3C9F56D2EBDD30AAFDA4C60--    
(back) Subject: To organists in central North Carolina ... From: "Tom Jones" <tomj@netpath.net> Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 12:17:32 -0400   Dear Colleagues:   I have hit a dead end with everyone on my usual list, and with suggestions from others in the area. I'm in desperate need of a substitute for 25 July. If you're within striking distance and are interested, please message me privately, or call (919) 563-8541. Mebane is on I-40/85, 20 miles west of Chapel Hill, 30 miles east of Greensboro. * It's one simple service, at 11 a.m. A small church, quite pleasant. * You might get by with one trip as the choir doesn't rehearse on Wednesdays during July. * Our standing fee is $75--negotiable within bounds. Mileage in any case. * The organ is first-rate: a 1990 Casavant (3/38). Specs on request. * Anthem: The K.K. Davis Twenty-Third Psalm. Quite easy. * Prelude: 5-10 minutes, rarely longer. Improvise if you prefer. * Offertory: 2-3 minutes. Improvise if you prefer. * Postlude: More or less anything you like. Improvise if you prefer. * Three hymns, chosen by the minister, available by the Wednesday before.   Frantically yours, Tom Jones Organist/Choir Director Mebane Presbyterian Church, Mebane, N.C.  
(back) Subject: Re: Austin Saved From: Frank Johnson <usd465@hit.net> Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 11:30:51 -0500 (CDT)   >Web page is now loaded and available at: > >http://digistatic.net/organ/austin.html >     Thank you very much. Looks good.   Bruce I need to share something with you and this is somewhat lengthy: My wife was diagnosed with cancer this past Friday. I may not be as available on here although I have a large number of friends and relatives who I keep informed via e-mail.   Here is the rundown:   DEAR FRIENDS AND RELATIVES:   PAST SEVERAL WEEKS HISTORY About June 13 Judy suddenly (several days) was blessed with a huge lump on the left side of her neck. At first the doctor told us it was not cancerous. He thought is was a branchial cyst. She took Darvon = at first and it made her extremely sick. She was not able to sleep much so our doctor prescribed a stronger pain killer. She never (rarely) takes = any kind of medication and she says now she has taken more in the past two weeks than she has the rest of her life. ..... A bit exaggerated but = she has taken a lot. The specialist put her on a strong antibiotic to stop any infection there might be present before the surgery to remove the cyst. The surgery was done on Wednesday, July 7.   WEDNESDAY: July 7 "The surgery went OK but he did not remove the problem. When the doctor got into the neck, what he thought was a Branchial Cyst, was, he's quite certain, a tumor and he is nearly certain that it is malignant. = We'll find out more Friday. She'll be in the hospital tonight and probably home tomorrow morning. Depending on what he finds from the biopsy, he will recommend surgery next week in Wichita or if he happens to be wrong, then he'll go in again and do what he expected to do today.   THURSDAY: July 8 She did manage to eat some chicken noodle soup last night and a little food today. She did not get to come home this morning because she was still nauseated. The doc says maybe this evening."   THURSDAY EVE She did not come home yet. We think she will in the morning.   FRIDAY MORN: July 9 The news is not good. We learned that Judy has a very aggressive, malignant tumor. What's more, he says it is very possible that the neck = is NOT the primary cancer location and it may be coming from somewhere else. We will go to a Dr. Cannon in Wichita at 10 PM Monday morning. A team there will determine what steps to take first......radiation, chemo, surgery or whatever and what order in which these things will be done When the doc came in we knew from his look that the news was not good. Judy is home and not feeling too badly. She is taking Tylenol 3 which has condeine in it. She feels better than she has in several days I think.   SUNDAY: July 11 Our jazz group had a commitment at the local American Baptist Church which we fulfilled using a different piano player. It went OK. Judy is doing well as far as attitude and feels fair. We go out each evening for a ride but trying to hold her head and neck still does make it uncomfortable for her to ride very long. Tonight we went to the local "Wendy's" and got a Frosty. That's one thing she has been able to eat.   MONDAY: July 12 We went to Wichita to Dr. Cannon and after his examination it was suggested that she go to both a throat and neck specialist and a radiation doctor. That will take place on Thursday and then on Monday 19, we will meet with Dr. Cannon again. It is his thinking that the tumor is too big for surgery. That's part of what the other two doctors will help decide. It is possible that they might be able to do the radiation and reduce the tumor to the point where surgery might be possible. One of Judy's concerns was "How do I wash my hair?" The doc suggested plastic wrap taped to the area where the incision is and the = then wash. We are both doing OK and do understand how important attitude is.   Thank you for your concerns, prayers and thoughts!   Frank   Frank R. Johnson (KA0API) Spirit of New Orleans - clarinet/leader http://www.hit.net/~usd465/ 1922 E. 14th Winfield, KS 67156      
(back) Subject: Messiaen From: "Richard Pinel" <rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk> Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 18:23:28 +0100   Dear List,   How many modes did Messiaen have? I know of 7.   Thanks,   Richard    
(back) Subject: Ernest White Editions / Wesley Day, Editor (X-posted) From: Bud/burgie <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 10:48:37 -0700   A LONG time ago someone asked for information about Ernest White/St. Mary's Press editions, and the editor, Wesley Day. My friend in Philly finally responded ... Mr. Day is very elderly, and his memory is failing, BUT my friend said he remembers things from long ago better than recent events, so he might have some recollection of whatever it was that whoever wanted to know about Ernest White/St. Mary's Press. If whoever wanted the information will e-mail me privately, I have Mr. Day's phone number (which he consented to being given out).   Cheers,   Bud    
(back) Subject: Re: Deagan Tower Chimes From: John Vanderlee <jovanderlee@vassar.edu> Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 14:10:57 -0500   What's wrong with them? (Just like a rough guess)   John V        
(back) Subject: no organ for St. Matthew's From: Bud/burgie <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 11:07:13 -0700   This morning I received an e-mail from the Rector ... I'd written to him regarding the Aeolian organ in Marina Del Rey. In summary, he said:   (1) there will be no pipe organ for St. Matthew's unless (2) it costs the parish not one red cent in moving, storage, or restoration charges   .... all of which flies in the face of the conditions under which I took the job, one of which was "a pipe organ within five years".   He adds that if I can raise the money OUTSIDE the parish, without asking the parishioners for ONE RED CENT, then of course I can have a pipe organ.   What all this says to me is that the music (which formerly enjoyed a moderately high position on the list of the Rector's priorities) has sunk to dead-last. So I guess I'll play the Hammond in the new building (if it's still playable and if it can be heard above the roar of the air-conditioning machinery, which they're STILL determined to put in the organ loft) and/or start looking for another position.   Cheers,   Bud    
(back) Subject: Re: no organ for St. Matthew's From: Bob Scarborough <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 12:18:37 -0700   At 11:07 AM 7/13/1999 -0700, you wrote:   >He adds that if I can raise the money OUTSIDE the parish, without asking >the parishioners for ONE RED CENT, then of course I can have a pipe >organ. > >What all this says to me is that the music (which formerly enjoyed a >moderately high position on the list of the Rector's priorities) has >sunk to dead-last.<snip>   Maybe he's going "happy clappy" on ya!   hehehehe!    
(back) Subject: Re: no organ for St. Matthew's From: Bud/burgie <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 12:40:26 -0700   Naw ... he just has an Edifice Complex ... doesn't care what's IN it, as = long as he gets it built.   Cheers,   Bud   Bob Scarborough wrote:   > At 11:07 AM 7/13/1999 -0700, you wrote: > > >He adds that if I can raise the money OUTSIDE the parish, without = asking > >the parishioners for ONE RED CENT, then of course I can have a pipe > >organ. > > > >What all this says to me is that the music (which formerly enjoyed a > >moderately high position on the list of the Rector's priorities) has > >sunk to dead-last.<snip> > > Maybe he's going "happy clappy" on ya! > > hehehehe! > > "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: decrepit Moller From: "Jason D. Comet" <bombarde8@juno.com> Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 04:20:50 -0400   >> Is there any interest in a severly vandalized 6-rank >tubular >>pneumatic pipe organ for parts? The console (rocking tablet) is in >good >>condition, but the pipework has been trashed by school kids. The >stopped >>diapason and 30-note pedal bourdon are OK, facade is staying in the >>church. The pedal offset and 6-rank chests might be useful for direct >>electric conversion. There is a 3 1/2" wind Kinetic blower. This is >all >>second-hand info...I suspect the stuff would come cheap but the >church >>has to be contacted ASAP, 'cause they're eager with the chain saws. >>Located in central PA, but I would be in that area to visit my reed >organ >>buddy... Robert   My friend organ techie says he would like to look or purchase a tubular-pneumatic action Moller Organ. We are trying to find a fixer-upper to discover some new info about Moller organs.   If you would like to send the info to me, I'd let him know about it. It is only about 8 hours away from us to pick it up.   Thanks, 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: Re: 19th c. builder C.C. Morey (X-post) From: "Jason D. Comet" <bombarde8@juno.com> Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 04:26:47 -0400   > Can anyone supply info on this builder, of Utica, NY? Orpha Ochse >says only that he continued the "fine quality" of one Marklove of >Utica >after the latter's death in the early 90s (p.279). > I ask because today I visited the Johnstown Flood Museum in that >PA >city. Installed there and rehabilitated recently is a 2M Morey. It was >supposedly originally in a private home that escaped the 1889 flood >[this apparently not congruent with Ochse's early 90s dating]. There >allegedly is another like it somewhere. > 5 Great ranks, 6 Swell, 1 Pedal, three couplers. Spotted-metal >pipes on the Great chest showing behind the decorated zinc basses of >the >8' Open in the case. 25-note flat pedal board. Didn't get to play it. > > If anyone can shed more light on this builder that I can share >with >the museum (they know zilch about him), I would appreciate it. Private >email probably best, unless you think the info is of general interest.   I too play a C.E. Morey organ. My techie friend doesn't have any info. on them. Sorry, But the only thing I know about C.E. Morey was that they gave birth or were developed into the Buhl (sp?) Organ Company and when these companies died, their files and other paperwork were bought by Marklove. When Marklove died, the files went into the trash. I have asked many questions about C.E. Morey organs on this list, but have recieved NO answers. This is the only info I have about them.   Sorry I couldn't be of any more help.     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: Re: no organ for St. Matthew's From: CHERCAPA@aol.com Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 17:09:57 EDT   Dear Bud, They then wonder why organists begin to play as an avocation = and work another job rather than be lead down the purple path of perfidity. Peace, Paul  
(back) Subject: Re: 19th c. builder C.C. Morey (X-post) From: Mark85inCT@aol.com Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 17:38:12 EDT   About 10 years ago (perhaps longer) I had the opportunity to play the = Morey organ in the Flood Museum at Johnstown. It was in rather sad shape then (leaks, ciphers, etc.), but it was evident that this was a lovely old instrument. The sound is quite sweet and pleasant and, from what I = remember anyway, the action was pretty responsive even in its state of disrepair. = And the organ is located in a room at the very top of the Museum that has reasonable acoustics (at least when empty!). I am pleased to read here = that the organ was recently restored.  
(back) Subject: Re: 19th c. builder C.C. Morey From: "Sand Lawn" <sandlawn@prodigy.net> Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 16:46:06 -0700   The organ in the Johnstown Flood Museum was not in the Johnstown Flood. = It was built in 1898 as #170 of the firm of C.E.Morey, Utica New York for the residence of John S. Wicks, South Fork, PA. It was listed as a two manual eleven rank instrument.   Sand Lawn .. > >"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: no organ for St. Matthew's From: Bob Scarborough <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 16:50:11 -0700   At 12:40 PM 7/13/1999 -0700, you wrote: >Naw ... he just has an Edifice Complex ... doesn't care what's IN it, as = long >as he gets it built.<snip>   Well...one can only hope that you might have some input as to the architectual plan, so that decent preparations for a decent organ might be made. Not providing proper chambers and other space necessities in the design phase of a building will certainly raise the cost of installing an organ later on...been there, done that! In the mean, you can always put = the Leslies and more tone cabinets in the chambers, so that the mighty Super B will sound even better!   DeserTBoB    
(back) Subject: Re: Messiaen From: rohrschok8@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 21:06:59 -0400 (EDT)     >How many modes did Messiaen have? I know > of 7. Ooooh Iccch!   Were they the kind that had wiry black haird growing out of them???   Shudda haddum removed! ;-)   Bruce & the Baskerbeagles ~~+~~+~~ rohrschok8@webtv.net ~~+~~+~~   Cowardly dogs bark loudest. -- John Webster