PipeChat Digest #761 - Thursday, March 18, 1999
 
Re: Keyboards
  by "John W. Parker" <tremson@one.net.au>
Re: Keyboards
  by <RUSCZYK@ix.netcom.com>
Re: Keyboards
  by <GRSCoLVR@aol.com>
Re: Keyboards
  by "Jason McGuire" <jason@johannus-norcal.com>
Ikon at home
  by <Afreed0904@aol.com>
Re: Ikon at home
  by "Peggy J. Bendel" <pbendel@juno.com>
great and swell ! book sale
  by "Robert  Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net>
Re: Mathias
  by <RMaryman@aol.com>
Re: Mathias
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
 


(back) Subject: Re: Keyboards From: "John W. Parker" <tremson@one.net.au> Date: Wed, 17 Mar 99 21:44:48 PST   Hi Jason,   Not sure about Pratt-Read, but P & S Organ Supply are well established in England, and have recently supplied some magnificent keyboards for our firm here in Sydney.   They have a comprehensive catalog and you can get them at this web address thru Ray Sharpe, sales director.......   sales@pands-companies.demon.co.uk   Hope this is useful to you.   John Parker   ---------- There are two manufacturers of pipe organ keyboards that I am trying to = find information about. One was called Pratt & Read and I was told they moved = to Mexico. The other is PNS Organ Supply in England. Does anyone have any information on either of these two firms that might help me to locate the= m and communicate? I tried searching the web and, like always, ended up wit= h nothing at all. Thank you.   Jason McGuire   "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: Keyboards From: RUSCZYK@ix.netcom.com Date: Wed, 17 Mar 1999 10:42:14 -0600 (CST)   I would suggest checking with OSI. They make excellent keyboards of a patented laminated design in both front sprung (i.e. Wurli style, with second touch option), and rear sprung.       n 03/17/99 21:44:48 you wrote: > >Hi Jason, > >Not sure about Pratt-Read, but P & S Organ Supply are well >established in England, and have recently supplied some >magnificent keyboards for our firm here in Sydney. > >They have a comprehensive catalog and you can get them at >this web address thru Ray Sharpe, sales director....... > >sales@pands-companies.demon.co.uk > >Hope this is useful to you. > >John Parker > >---------- >There are two manufacturers of pipe organ keyboards that I am trying to find >information about. One was called Pratt & Read and I was told they moved to >Mexico. The other is PNS Organ Supply in England. Does anyone have any >information on either of these two firms that might help me to locate them >and communicate? I tried searching the web and, like always, ended up with >nothing at all. Thank you. > >Jason McGuire > >"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 > > > > > >"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: Keyboards From: GRSCoLVR@aol.com Date: Wed, 17 Mar 1999 12:11:04 EST   Hi list-- Concerning keyboards,,,recovering and respringing and rebushing same---- I was not aware that Pratt-Read had gone out of business? Does anyone know the story on this firm? Last I knew, they were in CT. Cheers, ---Roc  
(back) Subject: Re: Keyboards From: "Jason McGuire" <jason@johannus-norcal.com> Date: Wed, 17 Mar 1999 10:00:48 -0800   Hi List,   I did not mean that they had gone out of business, sorry if I conveyed the wrong impression. What I was told was that they changed the company name and are now in manufacturing in Mexico ... I, too, would like to know about them and how to contact them if anyone knows the scoop. Thanks   Jason ---------- >From: GRSCoLVR@aol.com >To: pipechat@pipechat.org >Subject: Re: Keyboards >Date: Wed, Mar 17, 1999, 9:11 AM >   >Hi list-- > Concerning keyboards,,,recovering and respringing and rebushing same---- I >was not aware that Pratt-Read had gone out of business? Does anyone know the >story on this firm? Last I knew, they were in CT. >Cheers, >---Roc > >"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: Ikon at home From: Afreed0904@aol.com Date: Wed, 17 Mar 1999 13:27:32 EST   Dear Bob Eversman in Wisconsin and Peggy Bendel in New Jersey!   I'm delighted to report that the ikon of St. Stephen has a new home. With= in the past 15 minutes it has been given to His Grace, Stephen, Bishop of the Metropolitan New York Synod, ELCA.   I handed it to him on the sidewalk when he arrived for lunch with Pastor.   Our church happens to house the Church World Service and Lutheran Immigrat= ion and Refugee Service office, in which a young lawyer-to-be friend of mine works--a Bosnian Muslim. Out there on the sidewalk he and I had been struggling over the Old Slavonic (Cyrillic, of course) lettering on the ik= on and came up with the obvious: Sveti Stefan, Protomartyr.   The bishop was delighted! The pastor was tickled! The Muslim was pleased= .. And Peggy Bendel was duly credited with the whole idea! To that mention, = the bishop responded with a boisterous, "New Jersey =DCber Alles!"   Ain't technology grand?   Alan Freed      
(back) Subject: Re: Ikon at home From: "Peggy J. Bendel" <pbendel@juno.com> Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1999 13:46:30 -0500   Oh Alan, you do everything with such style! Peggy B   ___________________________________________________________________ You don't need to buy Internet access to use free Internet e-mail. Get completely free e-mail from Juno at http://www.juno.com/getjuno.html or call Juno at (800) 654-JUNO [654-5866]  
(back) Subject: great and swell ! book sale From: "Robert Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net> Date: Wed, 17 Mar 1999 13:38:05 -0600   Dear friends, I am attaching a list of books about organs and organ building (with a couple of exceptions) which I am clearing out of my library. I am letting these go at a lower price than what you would find in any catologue. The list is in alph. order by author. The first line is the title, 2nd=author, 3rd indicates S for soft cover, H for hard, 4th Y=with dust jacket N=without and the 5th line is just a number which is the selling price. This figure includes shipping and handling 4th class book rate unless you request and pay for an upgrade. Please e mail me DIRECTLY at highnote@mhtc.net for questions and/or to purchase.   Thanks,   Robert Eversman Mineral Point WI 53565   ----------------------------- The Berni Organ Company- no author listed S N 5     Organ Stops and Their Artistic Registration George Ashdown Audsley S N 8   The Art of Organ Building (Vol. 1 & 2) George-Ashdown Audsley H Y 50   From Piano to Theater Pipe Organ Bernard Barnes S N 10   Organs of Our Time (Volume 11) Homer D. Blanchard S N 15   Organs of Our Time (Volume 1) Homer D. Blanchard S N 15   Encyclopedia of Automatic Musical Instruments Q David Bowers H N 75   That Ingenious Business(Pennsylv.German Org.Builders) Raymond J. Brunner H Y 35   Grand Orgue de St. Gervais Paul Brunold H N 180   Tuning, Care and Repair of Reed and Pipe Organs Niles Bryant S N 7   Pipe Organs of Tasmania Brian A. Clark S N 10   The Brittish Organ Cecil Clutton H Y 70   From Music Boxes to Street Organs R DeWaard H Y 13   Practical Organ Building W.E. Dickson S N 7   Music Study in Germany Amy Fay H N 20   Robert Hope-Jones David Fox H N 23   A German Organ Builder on the Texas Frontier: * Gerald David Frank H Y 16   Father Smith Andrew Freeman H N 30   On the Sensations of Tone Hermann Helmholtz S N 10   Henry Smart;Neglected Nineteenth Century Organ Master David Hill S N 10   Organ Playing: Its Technician and Expression A. Eaglefield Hull (NOTE: fair/poor cond but this is an early printing) H N 20   A Guide to the Conservation & Maintenance of Pipe Org David Kinsela S N 10   The Organ Handbook; Structure. Design, Maintenance,* Hans Klotz S N 10   Gazetteer of Tasmanian Pipe Organs John Maidment S N 7   Gazetteer of South Australian Pipe Organs Bruce Naylor S N 7   The Organ in New England Barbara Owen H N 65   Organ Dictionary Wilfried Praet H Y 50   A Short Account of Organs Built in England Sir John Sutton S N 15   Organ Registration Everett Truette H Y 10   The Hook Opus List, 1829-1916 in Facsimile William T. Van Pelt H N 37   L'oevre de Francois-Henri Clicquot Jean-Albert Villard S N 20   Visitato Organorum (Volume Two) Feestbundel Voor H N 46   Visitato Organorum (Volume One) Feestbundel Voor H N 46   Piano Tuning and Allied Arts White H N 15   The Cinema and Theatre Organ Reginald Whitworth S N 19   The Organ Peter Williams S N 23   Organ (A Yehudi Menuhin Music Guide) Arthur Wills S N 11   The English Chamber Organ Michael Wilson H N 30      
(back) Subject: Re: Mathias From: RMaryman@aol.com Date: Wed, 17 Mar 1999 20:51:57 EST   Charles and list -   William Mathias has written a number of interesting organ works as well.   His Toccata Giocoso, Carrillon, and several others are in my regular rotation as offertories and postludes for my church job.   I had the priviledge of attending the world premiere of Carrillon, which was played at the Montreat Music conference in Montreat, NC by Todd Wilson. Mr mathias was present, as he was the featured choral clinician for that year's 'retreat'. In addition tohis wonderful abilities as a composer, I was taken by his down-to-earth nature and sense of humour.   Rick Maryman Staunton VA  
(back) Subject: Re: Mathias From: DRAWKNOB@aol.com Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1999 04:26:09 EST   Since we are discussing contemporary British composers I feel that it is my duty to introduce you to Sir Richard Popplewell. Sir Richard is Her Majesty's Organist/Master of the Choristers and Composer in Residence. Sir Richard allowed me the great honor of playing the great Harrison & Harrison at The Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace, London. He has written a few works, my most favorite being Triumphal March (published by Banks Music Publications). His artistic genius may also be found on the CD or tape recording of Royal Composers, The Children and Gentlemen of Her Majesty's Chapels Royal St. James's Palace. Music by Byrd, Purcell and Gibbons.   It should be known that no animals or persons were mistreated in the manufacture of this message. Furthermore, I trust that this message will not create a debate of any kind!   John A. Gambill, Jr. Organist/Choirmaster Oak Cliff Lutheran Church Dallas, Texas