PipeChat Digest #896 - Thursday, June 3, 1999
 
Switching to "No Mail"
  by "gregory@mke.earthreach.com" <gregory@mke.earthreach.com>
feedback request
  by "Robert  Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net>
4' Clarion
  by "Barry Norris" <the1220chambers@yahoo.com>
[musiclassical] 2 JUNE ~ Almanac (fwd)
  by "R A Campbell" <rcampbel@U.Arizona.EDU>
Re: 4' Clarion
  by "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu>
Diane Bish Concert, Baltimore, Cancelled
  by <prswank@impop.bellatlantic.net>
(no subject)
  by "Barry Norris" <the1220chambers@yahoo.com>
WurliTzer Building in Tonawanda, NY (From Theatreorgans.com) X-POSTED
  by "Richard Schneider" <arpncorn@davesworld.net>
Fw: feedback request
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
 


(back) Subject: Switching to "No Mail" From: "gregory@mke.earthreach.com" <gregory@mke.earthreach.com> Date: Wed, 2 Jun 99 06:06:54 -0500   We will be leving shortly for vacation to Europe.   How do we switch to "no mail"?   Thank you.   T Gregory  
(back) Subject: feedback request From: "Robert Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net> Date: Wed, 2 Jun 1999 06:59:39 -0500     "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> wrote:   Is this a practice instrument? Will it all be in one swell box? What is your ceiling height - don't cramp the speech of the 16 footers.   Yes, it will be a practice instrument though one doesn't need all this to practice, I enjoy it as a hobby too. I am trying to keep the size down as much as possible and will pass on the reeds (sniff sniff). It will be all exposed but preparations are to be made for a future swell box which will encase the whole organ (in a church I think this is a no no but for a practice instrument I felt would make all the stops more useful). Ceiling height is 11 feet. and no I wouldn't think of cramming my 16 footers ! :-)   p.s. as far as the trem is concerned I could add one which would affect the hohlflute only, thoughts? I can easily live without this effect., Robert.   and   Roc GRSCoLVR@aol.com wrote: Date: Wed, 2 Jun 1999 00:08:42 EDT   Robert---- A very well thought out specification indeed! I like it,, what wind will it be on? Pipe valve magnets or electro-pneumatic? Gt-Ped reversible? I wouldn't get rid of the celeste either! :-)   Kind regards, ---Roc   Thanks Roc ! I spent hours on this because I know what parts I have to work with so there were a number of restrictions I had to keep in mind. The wind pressure will be 3.5" and the action is Wicks Direct Electric except for two one rank chests which are similar made by Reisner. Bass offsets by Austin. There will be no Gt-Ped reversible since there is no Gt-Ped.   Robert  
(back) Subject: 4' Clarion From: Barry Norris <the1220chambers@yahoo.com> Date: Wed, 2 Jun 1999 05:18:10 -0700 (PDT)   I am searching for a 4' Clarion with English shallots. A full 61-pipe set would be great (no pun intended), but I can come up with some flue trebles if I have to. In other words, an 8' Cornopean or Trumpet with missing or mangled basses would also work. Any help and/or leads would certainly be appreciated.   Barry A. Norris e-mail: the1220chambers@yahoo.com   _________________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get your free @yahoo.com address at http://mail.yahoo.com    
(back) Subject: [musiclassical] 2 JUNE ~ Almanac (fwd) From: R A Campbell <rcampbel@U.Arizona.EDU> Date: Wed, 2 Jun 1999 06:28:21 -0700 (MST)         2nd...JUN   1834 Birth of Bohemian soprano Teresa STOLZ in Kosteletz 1835 Birth of music educator (Russian Musical Society,   1860 and Moscow Conservatory) Nicolas RUBINSTEIN. 1846 In Paris, debut of pianist Camille Staint-Seans. Becomes major French composer. 1857 Birth of English composer and conductor Sir Edward William ELGAR in Broadheath. d- 23 FEB 1934 1858 Birth of American organist and composer Harry Rowe SHELLEY 1863 Birth of German composer and conductor Felix WEINGARTNER in Dalmatia. d- 1942. 1896 In Paris, at the Salle Pleyel, Saint-Seans introduces his Piano Concerto No 5 at a concert commemoration his debut 50 years earlier. 1908 Birth of American radio announcer (NBC) and classical concert host, Ben GRAUER. d- 31 MAY 1977. 1935 Birth of composer Samuel JONES 1938 Marriage of Lily Pons to conductor Andre Kostelanitz. (Later divorced) 1944 Birth of American popular music composer Marvin HAMLISCH 1946 Birth of Danish soprano Inge NIELSEN. 1947 Birth of English conductor Mark ELDER 1949 Birth of American tenor Neil SHICOFF in NYC. 1955 Birth of French pianist Michel DALBERTO 1987 Death of Spanish guitarist Andres Segovia at age 94.     === GET our PLAYlists: http://www.angelfire.com/biz3/alm/lb.html AcoustiCDigest/Radio= P.O.Box 16221 Tucson AZ 85732 Music Directories: http://AcoustiCD.com CD sales: http://mycdstore.com _________________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get your free @yahoo.com address at http://mail.yahoo.com     ------------------------------------------------------------------------ With more than 18 million e-mails exchanged daily... http://www.onelist.com ....ONElist is THE place where the world talks! ------------------------------------------------------------------------ compact disc discounts comparison shopping at:http://mycdstore.com and visit the Internet Classical Music Directory index at http://acousticd.com    
(back) Subject: Re: 4' Clarion From: John Vanderlee <jovanderlee@vassar.edu> Date: Wed, 02 Jun 1999 10:31:29 -0500   In other words, an 8' Cornopean or Trumpet with >missing or mangled basses would also work. >Any help and/or leads would certainly be appreciated. >   Barry,   I have offered on earlier postings a complete - 8' up - Cornopean with a few damaged pipes at very resonable cost: $375 FOB. Still for sale. Interested?   John V      
(back) Subject: Diane Bish Concert, Baltimore, Cancelled From: prswank@impop.bellatlantic.net Date: Wed, 02 Jun 1999 11:13:48 -0400   We have all bemoaned the sad state of interest in the organ and organ music. Well, this is amply shown by the cancellation of a concert by Diane Bish originally scheduled for Saturday, June 5, in Baltimore. I spoke with the church secretary at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, and was informed that only 60 tickets had been sold, so they had no choice but to cancel. Certainly there would have neen walk-ins, but not nearly enough. I'm sure they will ask themselves the normal questions: Was it advertised enough?, Were the advertisements placed in the right areas? Is the time of year right? Was the price too high? But, the bottom line is that this community does not support organ concerts. The free monthly concerts of the Free State Theatre Organ Society draw about fifty to seventy people from a metropolitan area of over a million. Concerts combined with evensong at a very well-respected Anglo-Catholic center-city church draw about 100 persons. It certainly is disheartening. And I was looking forward to hearing Diane in person, it would have been the first time for me. D a r n !! Paul R. Swank Organist Choirmaster/ Retired Christ Lutheran Church-MSLC Dundalk, Maryland        
(back) Subject: From: Barry Norris <the1220chambers@yahoo.com> Date: Wed, 2 Jun 1999 11:54:03 -0700 (PDT)   John,   Yes, I am interested, but alas, I need to ask a few questions. Do you know any history of the set? Who built it? What pressure (or pressures - smile - ) has it played on? Are most of the damaged pipes in the bottom octave? Is the damage at the block, or just bent resonators? Where are you located, as I could probably drive to come and pick up the rank, instead of having it shipped. Is it 61 or 73 notes?   Most importantly, what is its scale at 8' and 4' C? I've worked with Cornopeans ranging from 3 3/4" all the way up to over 5" bell-diameter at the top end of low C.   Your price sounds wonderful. I apologize for asking so many questions, but I have both space (hence the need for scaling info) and monetary (how much will I have to spend to get it in good shape?) constraints.   Thank you for taking the time to reply. Any bit of information will be helpful.   Barry Norris _________________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get your free @yahoo.com address at http://mail.yahoo.com    
(back) Subject: WurliTzer Building in Tonawanda, NY (From Theatreorgans.com) X-POSTED From: Richard Schneider <arpncorn@davesworld.net> Date: Tue, 01 Jun 1999 14:39:23 -0700   Ron Yost posted this on the MMD, and I thought I'd forward it to our lists for our consumption/enjoyment!   Faithfully,   "ARP"   - - -   Tonawanda News, June 1, 1999   Wurlitzer Building, emerging from 30 years of darkness.   By Christina Kelly, Staff Writer   Cutting through the night's darkness shines the neon "Wurlitzer" sign atop the Niagara Falls Boulevard building by the same name. It was re-lit about 3 months ago, after 30 years of darkness.   The sign is exactly that: a sign, a symbol of the many changes happening in the complex as of late. "Every week people from the neighborhood will stop by and comment," said Tom Austin, Wurlitzer Industrial Park owner.   Prompted by the recent state rehabilitation of Niagara Falls Boulevard, Mr. Austin decided to take the opportunity to update the old Wurlitzer building, which stretches about a half mile in length itself. Last year, he revamped and blacktopped the parking lot. This year he is working on the windows and the tower.   The old, and often broken, glass panes are being replaced with modern Plexiglas picture windows. A new window accounts for 60 small panes of the old-fashioned glass. Ultimately, he envisions retail stores lining the side of the building that faces the well-trafficked Niagara Falls Blvd. "I just cant let 25,000 cars a day drive by with out doing something" Mr. Austin said.   "Reconstructing the tower -- that's going to really bring it back to life and hopefully attract the retail customer we're looking for," he said.   While industrial businesses were once the main customer in a complex like his, Mr. Austin says he sees less and less industry -- and more people, more computers. Now he's considering dropping the word "Industrial" from the official name, perhaps calling it just "Wurlitzer Building" or "Wurlitzer Park".   The park-like atmosphere was intended, and provides the ideal picture from office windows. One retail store is already in place, though it may not be evident from the road. "Visionary Baths and More" occupies 6,000 square feet.   "People walk in and say, 'Wow, I cant believe this place is in here,'" Mr. Austin said. He envisions a carpet store or a lighting fixture shop next door, but will welcome any retail business. In addition to the available small office space, a second-floor space facing the boulevard awaits a tenant.   The new foyer of the building showcases a classic automobile, an old Wurlitzer organ, furniture, and a framed picture of Mr. Austin's vision of the ultimate Wurlitzer complex, complete with new windows, tower and repainted concrete sides.   The first Wurlitzer building in the complex was erected in 1892. (ed. This structure is part of the original DeKleist Barrel Organ Factory, not built by Wurlitzer). From there is just kept growing. In the late 1970's, it became an industrial park, and a man named Quentin King worked to bring in tenants to fill the space. "Whatever needed to be done to get the tenant, he would do it," Mr. Austin said.   Today it is nearly full, with 40 tenants accounting for 80 percent of the utilized space. Tenants attest to the effects the buildings' outer appearance have had on business. Douglas Smith, vice-president of Fulfillment Systems International said that potential customers have made decisions based on the plans for the building. Mr. Smith explained future plans to one customer and ultimately won them over. "They certainly didn't want to come to some hole in the wall place," he said.   Originally thinking the sign was too expensive to both repair and run, Mr. Austin looked into other options. On second glance, he decided to investigate using that old sign once again. He randomly picked a name out of the "signs" yellow pages listing only to find the man who had repaired the sign back in the 60's.      
(back) Subject: Fw: feedback request From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Wed, 2 Jun 1999 17:44:16 -0500   What console are you using...drawknob or str8 -rail tongue tabs? A light beater trem on the flute would be sufficient.   Rick V.     -----Original Message----- From: Robert Eversman <highnote@mhtc.net> To: PipeChat . <pipechat@pipechat.org> Date: Wednesday, June 02, 1999 7:04 AM Subject: feedback request     > > "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> wrote: > >Is this a practice instrument? Will it all be in one swell box? What is >your ceiling height - don't cramp the speech of the 16 footers. > >Yes, it will be a practice instrument though one doesn't need all this to >practice, I enjoy it as a hobby too. I am trying to keep the size down as >much as possible and will pass on the reeds (sniff sniff). It will be all >exposed but preparations are to be made for a future swell box which will >encase the whole organ (in a church I think this is a no no but for a >practice instrument I felt would make all the stops more useful). Ceiling >height is 11 feet. and no I wouldn't think of cramming my 16 footers ! >:-) > >p.s. as far as the trem is concerned I could add one which would affect the >hohlflute only, thoughts? I can easily live without this effect., Robert. > >and > >Roc GRSCoLVR@aol.com wrote: >Date: Wed, 2 Jun 1999 00:08:42 EDT > >Robert---- > A very well thought out specification indeed! I like it,, what wind >will it be on? Pipe valve magnets or electro-pneumatic? Gt-Ped reversible? >I wouldn't get rid of the celeste either! :-) > >Kind regards, >---Roc > >Thanks Roc ! I spent hours on this because I know what parts I have to >work with so there were a number of restrictions I had to keep in mind. The >wind pressure will be 3.5" and the action is Wicks Direct Electric except >for two one rank chests which are similar made by Reisner. Bass offsets by >Austin. There will be no Gt-Ped reversible since there is no Gt-Ped. > >Robert > >"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 >