PipeChat Digest #823 - Sunday, May 2, 1999
 
Re: Thalben-Ball's Pagan. Vrtns.
  by "Richard Scott-Copeland" <organist@hantslife.co.uk>
Re: organist couples & Fox interview
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Re: Music of Gaston Dethier
  by "Mark Quarmby" <markq@flex.com.au>
Re: organists/composers
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com>
Re: looking for...........
  by "Robert  Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net>
Re: Thalben-Ball's Pagan. Vrtns.
  by "Richard Pinel" <rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk>
Re: organists' longevity
  by "Richard Pinel" <rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk>
Re: organists/composers
  by "Richard Pinel" <rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk>
Re: organists' longevity
  by "Richard Pinel" <rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk>
Re: The organ: King of Instruments...
  by "Richard Pinel" <rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk>
Organ misuse
  by <KriderSM@aol.com>
lookin' like dat dere Hope-Jonez fella! like dat dere Hope-Jonez	fella!
  by <KriderSM@aol.com>
organist couples
  by <KriderSM@aol.com>
Long lived classical musicians
  by <KriderSM@aol.com>
(no subject)
  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com>
Good Morning and Thank You
  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com>
Re: Jesse's arranging
  by "Dr. Siegfried Sprainys" <Siegfried.Sprainys@frankfurt.netsurf
Re: Marcel Dupre and Les Nympheas
  by <Lewwill@aol.com>
Re: The organ: King of Instruments...
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
pictures...........
  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com>
Re: tech manuals for pipe organs
  by <RMaryman@aol.com>
Re: looking for...........
  by <RMaryman@aol.com>
Fw: organists' longevity
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Fw: Thalben-Ball's Pagan. Vrtns.
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Fw: tech manuals for pipe organs
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: Estey cash-register console.
  by "John  M. Doney" <jdoney@email.msn.com>
Re: Fw: Thalben-Ball's Pagan. Vrtns.
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
 


(back) Subject: Re: Thalben-Ball's Pagan. Vrtns. From: "Richard Scott-Copeland" <organist@hantslife.co.uk> Date: Sun, 2 May 1999 09:52:54 +0100   >I have recently been to sing in Derby Cathedral (what a barn!!!). They have >two organs, the larger of the 2 (a 4 manual - it sounded like it was on >steroids!) had these sustainer things on the choir and the solo. The console >is a queer thing - it has things that look like stop knobs, but you don't >pull them out, they are buttons which you press - you know which stops are >out because they light up!!!. > >Richard. >========================================================= > That's right, Richard! The organ is a Compton, and is fitted with their "luminous light touches" instead of drawstops. Several of Compton's most prestigeous jobs were fitted with this method of stop control - Southampton Guildhall, BBC Broadcasting House, Downside Abbey etc. The console has the advantage of being totally silent, (ideal for Broadcasting House!) and also has the benefit of not having fat cables in the console to move masses of stops, because all the power that is needed is to light a 1/2 watt bulb behind the stop face. They were also fitted with "double touch cancelling" like the big Compton drawstop consoles. Pitson pressing was as quick as any drawsop console in tha the piston only need a tiny touch, no matter how many stops it was required to operate. On most consoles, the light level was adjustable because when a lot of stops were ' on' , a considerable amount of light was generated which could make music reading a little difficult! - kept you warm in the winter though! Indeed, it is interesting to note that some of the recent electronic organs are now fitted with a similar method of stop control - except that Mr Compton was doing this in 1935! .........Just goes to show that there is nothing new under the sun!!     Richard Scott-Copeland Southampton England    
(back) Subject: Re: organist couples & Fox interview From: David Scribner <david@blackiris.com> Date: Sun, 2 May 1999 07:02:34 -0500   Another couple to add to the list is   Robert Ampt & Amy Johansen from Sydney - Amy is Mrs. Robert Ampt   David      
(back) Subject: Re: Music of Gaston Dethier From: Mark Quarmby <markq@flex.com.au> Date: Sun, 02 May 1999 22:12:56 +1000   I have a photocopy of the Dethier "Variations on Adeste Fideles" which I have played a few times. I was given the copy from an organist in Auckland, New Zealand a few years ago.   Cheers,   Mark Quarmby Assistant Organist, St Andrew's Cathedral, Sydney  
(back) Subject: Re: organists/composers From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Sun, 02 May 1999 07:16:53 -0500   Stephen Karr wrote: >=20 > >and let's not forget Catherine Crozier, who well into her seventies, >= is > >still going strong. >=20 > Actually, she just played her 85th birthday concert in LA at First > Congregational. David Craighead, also, is getting up there at 75 this = year. >=20 > >Also, do you all realize that 1937 was a terrible year in the organ >w= orld? > >We lost 3 big names that year: Widor, Vierne and Piern=E9. >=20 > That was a terrible year, but think of 1685, in which we got Handel, > Domenico Scarlatti, and J.S. Bach.   And don't forget Purcell's pupil Daniel Roseingrave (1685-1727).   John Speller  
(back) Subject: Re: looking for........... From: "Robert Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net> Date: Sun, 2 May 1999 07:32:47 -0500   Sounds like Toccata Brevis by Daniel Gawthrop, feel free to send me a sound clip direct and i will be glad to confirm. It is in print. Great piece.   Robert   ---------- From: Carlo Pietroniro <concert_organist@hotmail.com> To: organchat@onelist.com; pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: looking for........... Date: Sunday, May 02, 1999 2:31 AM   Hey gang,   this may be a long-shot, but here goes....I'm looking for an   organ piece. I don't know who it's from. It's a fast-paced toccata which starts in the key of F# major, then has an inner section in F# minor, then goes back to F# major. It should be 5 pages long (99% sure). The hands do fast alternating chords while the pedal plays the melody. If this descriptions sounds the least bit familiar to anyone, please let me know. I   have a recording of this piece. I'd be willing to turn it into a wave file and send it to members who think they might know the title. You're probably   wondering how I can have a recording of it and know what it looks like and not know the name. Well, Diane played it on an episode of The Joy of Music (Wells Cathedral), in Somerset England, and they didn't put the title up. Dand nammit! Anyway, any help with this would be appreciated.   Carlo     ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.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: Thalben-Ball's Pagan. Vrtns. From: "Richard Pinel" <rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk> Date: Sun, 2 May 1999 13:47:21 +0100   >>I have recently been to sing in Derby Cathedral (what a barn!!!). They have >>two organs, the larger of the 2 (a 4 manual - it sounded like it was on >>steroids!) had these sustainer things on the choir and the solo. The >console >>is a queer thing - it has things that look like stop knobs, but you don't >>pull them out, they are buttons which you press - you know which stops are >>out because they light up!!!. >> >>Richard. >>========================================================= >> >That's right, Richard! >The organ is a Compton, and is fitted with their "luminous light touches" >instead of drawstops. >Several of Compton's most prestigeous jobs were fitted with this method of >stop control - Southampton Guildhall, BBC Broadcasting House, Downside Abbey >etc. The console has the advantage of being totally silent, (ideal for >Broadcasting House!) and also has the benefit of not having fat cables in >the console to move masses of stops, because all the power that is needed is >to light a 1/2 watt bulb behind the stop face. They were also fitted with >"double touch cancelling" like the big Compton drawstop consoles. Pitson >pressing was as quick as any drawsop console in tha the piston only need a >tiny touch, no matter how many stops it was required to operate. On most >consoles, the light level was adjustable because when a lot of stops were ' >on' , a considerable amount of light was generated which could make music >reading a little difficult! - kept you warm in the winter though! >Indeed, it is interesting to note that some of the recent electronic organs >are now fitted with a similar method of stop control - except that Mr >Compton was doing this in 1935! >........Just goes to show that there is nothing new under the sun!! > > >Richard Scott-Copeland >Southampton >England >     I see how handy this could be, but I like a big bang when "General Cancel" is pressed, and when all of the couplers are drawn together at once!!   Richard. =========================================================   This message was sent to you by Richard Pinel. rpinel@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk   "Lettuce take our seats," she said crisply    
(back) Subject: Re: organists' longevity From: "Richard Pinel" <rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk> Date: Sun, 2 May 1999 13:57:29 +0100   >Do we see a trend? Maybe yes, maybe no. Someone was once heard to say about >the death of Leon Boellmann at the very young age of 35, that he was on the >way to becoming one of the best composers of our time. What a terrible loss. >We, as organists should be granted long prosperous lives. After all, we're >doing God's work, and why shouldn't we live long? After all, we do our best >work sitting down!!! > >Carlo >     Maybe he sinned in a past life!!!   Richard. =========================================================   This message was sent to you by Richard Pinel. rpinel@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk   famous last words: .....No, I have to set THAT jumper!      
(back) Subject: Re: organists/composers From: "Richard Pinel" <rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk> Date: Sun, 2 May 1999 14:01:29 +0100   >Hey all, > > I forgot to mention a few names. There's also Carlo Curley, >Simon Preston,   Boy can he compose!!!   Richard. =========================================================   This message was sent to you by Richard Pinel. rpinel@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk   "Can I have one of those chocolates?" said Tom, candidly    
(back) Subject: Re: organists' longevity From: "Richard Pinel" <rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk> Date: Sun, 2 May 1999 14:02:33 +0100     >Actually, I did. It was probably 15+ years ago. If I remember correctly, >the study was purely anecdotal (not controlled), and seemed to indicate >that classical musicians of all stripes live longer than other musicians, >and the population in general. Can't remember if a hypothetical reason >was given or not. > >Shalom, >Preston Wilson >p.wilson2@juno.com >   If you have it on computer, would you be willing to share it with us?   Richard. =========================================================   This message was sent to you by Richard Pinel. rpinel@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk   "Can I have one of those chocolates?" said Tom, candidly    
(back) Subject: Re: The organ: King of Instruments... From: "Richard Pinel" <rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk> Date: Sun, 2 May 1999 14:06:50 +0100     >Hey all, > > Mozart called the organ "the king of instruments" because it >imitates all other instruments   I know this is true, but it bugs me (I'm not getting at you - don't worry!!!) when people say this, because you don't find Diapasons, and Diaphones in an orchestra, and some people think that the organ is just a big "copy cat" because it imitated these instruments. Obviously there are orchestral pieces arranged for organ, but most of the time the stuff that was originally for organ is the best!!!!   I will climb back into my hole now!!!!!!!!!!   Richard. =========================================================   This message was sent to you by Richard Pinel. rpinel@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk   famous last words: .....Yes, I HAVE a complete backup!    
(back) Subject: Organ misuse From: KriderSM@aol.com Date: Sun, 2 May 1999 09:45:11 EDT   In other words, the most fatal activity of organists is the use of one's own in the wrong venues. Hehehe. Stan Krider   John Speller recently wrote:   >Mind you, the common factor in shortening their lives seems to have been >women rather than organs ...  
(back) Subject: lookin' like dat dere Hope-Jonez fella!like dat dere Hope-Jonez fella! From: KriderSM@aol.com Date: Sun, 2 May 1999 09:47:54 EDT   Hey there, DeserTBoB, let's not blaspheme!!! Hohoho! Stan Krider   In a message dated 5/2/99 4:01:11 AM, pipechat@pipechat.org writes:   <<Yuh best be keerful wiff yer hair in da wind, dere...yuh'll wind up lookin' like dat dere Hope-Jonez fella! harharharhar!!!   DeserTBoB>>    
(back) Subject: organist couples From: KriderSM@aol.com Date: Sun, 2 May 1999 09:53:23 EDT   Let us never forget Jesse and Helen Crawford. Oops, wrong chat line. <:-( Incidently, twin consoles were made for Helen and Jesse to present duets at the Chicago Theatre. Can any classical organist couples make that claim??? Stan Krider   Carlo Pietroniro asks, >I was just thinking, over the years, how many couples were organists?  
(back) Subject: Long lived classical musicians From: KriderSM@aol.com Date: Sun, 2 May 1999 09:57:28 EDT   Perhaps it is the long working hours coupled with the starvation factor these musicians endure...?? ;-)   Stan Krider   Preston Wilson wrote: >...classical musicians of all stripes live longer than other musicians, >and the population in general. Can't remember if a hypothetical reason >was given or not.  
(back) Subject: From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com> Date: Sun, 02 May 1999 10:02:22 EDT       ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com  
(back) Subject: Good Morning and Thank You From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com> Date: Sun, 02 May 1999 10:16:55 EDT   Hey all,   Well, let's try this again. It seems that the first one I sent out somehow got eaten by the 'net. Oh well....these things happen. I want to say how much I love being a part of the group. I've met so many wonderful people and have received so much help in locating certain pieces of music (you know who you are). I love having a place to go where I can talk (type) to fellow organists. I love the topics being discussed, and likewise, I hope my postings have not been to long-winded or boring. Two hats off to all of you!!! =)   Carlo     ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Jesse's arranging From: "Dr. Siegfried Sprainys" <Siegfried.Sprainys@frankfurt.netsurf.de> Date: Sun, 02 May 1999 19:25:24 +0200   At 04:13 21.09.1998 , you wrote: >Hi List >This is really a repeat of the original post about upside down intro's. I >have acquires a computer program to actually write the music. However, in >the hands of a computer iliterate like myself, it is very difficult to use. >Possibly I'll develop a bit more proficiency as I go along. > >Take the first four (or eight) bars of the original melody, and range >permitting, raise it an octave. From this first note progress in an opposite >direction of the original melody and move the same interval. If your second >note goes up a minor 3rd....you go DOWN a minor 3rd, etc. You then harmonize >your intro as your taste demands. Jesse harmonized this intro with voice-led >dominant 9th's. This means the pedal plays the root and your left hand is >playing: 3rd-b7th-9th, third voice through first (left to right) These >structures were used an awful lot by Jesse. Sometimes he would re-harmonize >eight straight bars with them. > >The musical example, such as it is, is a jpeg file. You should be able to >open it and print it. If not, I'll use a file that is convenient for the >majority. > >Coming next, if you are interested, is composing an intro with "echo melody" > >Ralph Martin > > > > >"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 > Dear Mr. Martin,   I am a Jesse Crawford fan from Germany and I would like to obtain a few of his arrangements - you seem to know where I might find them !   Looking forward to hearing from you   Sincerely,   Siegfried Sprainys  
(back) Subject: =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Re:=20Marcel=20Dupr=E9=20and=20Les=20Nympheas?= From: Lewwill@aol.com Date: Sun, 2 May 1999 15:19:56 EDT   Dear Carlo & Listers   According to the jacket notes accompanying the recording I have of Les Nympheas, which was recorded by Rolande Falcinelli on Dupre's house organ back in 1968, the piece exists only in manuscript and will never be published. It makes use of the sustainers unique to the instrument located in the Dupre studio.   Lew Williams  
(back) Subject: Re: The organ: King of Instruments... From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Sun, 2 May 1999 15:25:41 -0400 (EDT)     >Mozart called the organ "the king of > instruments" because it imitates all other > instruments I don't recall the imitation being part of the reason for the title! Is there a quite   bruce cornely cremona84000@webtv.net   If a dog will not come to you after he has looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience. --Woodrow Wilson    
(back) Subject: pictures........... From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com> Date: Sun, 02 May 1999 16:07:34 EDT   Hey all,   I'm in the process of scanning some pictures of myself and some of the organs around Montreal. If anyone on the list who's been corresponding with me (you know who you are), would like to see what I look like, let me know and I'll send you a picture of myself (standing next to a certain lady). *hint hint*. =)   Carlo     ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com  
(back) Subject: Re: tech manuals for pipe organs From: RMaryman@aol.com Date: Sun, 2 May 1999 17:50:57 EDT   Bud mentions the widespread lack on knowledge among many organists about the technical aspects of the pipe organs (and electronics also) that they play.   My experience as a tuner/technician has been that an educated organist (educated in the principles of the mechanics of how their instrument works, that is) is a much better customer, and in fact will better appreciate the work done to preserve their instrument. I find that the more detaisl my client organists give me when making a trouble report, the better prepared I am when I arrive on-site to affect repairs or perform maintenance. I have even been able on occasion been able to save the cost of a service call by telling the more advenureous folks how to fix the problem themselves (assuming of course that they CAN, which is not always the best couse of action). Not everyone wants to be that intimately familiar with their instruments, however.   AIO is in the process of compiling a service manual with contributions from member builders/service providers. Those of us in the business of building/rebuilding/maintaining KNOW that it is a lifetime learning experience.   Rick Maryman Staunton VA  
(back) Subject: Re: looking for........... From: RMaryman@aol.com Date: Sun, 2 May 1999 21:20:15 EDT   Carlo -   Might you be referring to Henri Mulet's "Tu Es Petra..." in english "Thou art the Rock" which is in F# minor, about 9 pages long, is about 3.5 minutes in playing time, and ends up in F# Major with lots of cadenza's the last couple of pages?   The other possibility is the Toccata from the Vierne 24 pieces in free style.   Since I have not seen the program in question I can't make a more educated guess, but aybe you can address the question to DB thru her web page. If you can get me more sepecifics, She will be here in Staunton (Virginia) next Sunday May 9 to do a Allen demo concert on a recently installed Rennaisance 3M. >maybe< if I get a chance to converse with her I can mention that I need the info for you. I am sure she will help to supply the info if she can remember what they taped for the program.   Rick Maryman      
(back) Subject: Fw: organists' longevity From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Sun, 2 May 1999 20:34:43 -0500   The only drawback to all this is FAT BUTTS !!!! Glad I'm skinny.   Rick Veague   -----Original Message----- From: N Brown <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Date: Saturday, May 01, 1999 9:02 PM Subject: Re: organists' longevity     Speaking of, it scares me a little (I am not sure why) to think that I have already outlived Mozart, Schubert, Chopin, G. Gershwin, Mendelssohn! Their causes of death notwithstanding. But this would be a fascinating study about organists. I would venture to say that the aerobic benefits of playing, drawing knobs, pedalling, practicing, are part of it. Even if many of us grow deaf! Long live the organists!! --Neil     "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: Fw: Thalben-Ball's Pagan. Vrtns. From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Sun, 2 May 1999 20:43:20 -0500   Estey too, had their light-up "cash register" console (square push buttons). If one wasn't careful, one could get zapped !!! What good were light-up consoles to visually-impared organists???   Rick V.   -----Original Message----- From: Richard Scott-Copeland <organist@hantslife.co.uk> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Date: Sunday, May 02, 1999 4:04 AM Subject: Re: Thalben-Ball's Pagan. Vrtns.     >>I have recently been to sing in Derby Cathedral (what a barn!!!). They have >>two organs, the larger of the 2 (a 4 manual - it sounded like it was on >>steroids!) had these sustainer things on the choir and the solo. The >console >>is a queer thing - it has things that look like stop knobs, but you don't >>pull them out, they are buttons which you press - you know which stops are >>out because they light up!!!. >> >>Richard. >>========================================================= >> >That's right, Richard! >The organ is a Compton, and is fitted with their "luminous light touches" >instead of drawstops. >Several of Compton's most prestigeous jobs were fitted with this method of >stop control - Southampton Guildhall, BBC Broadcasting House, Downside Abbey >etc. The console has the advantage of being totally silent, (ideal for >Broadcasting House!) and also has the benefit of not having fat cables in >the console to move masses of stops, because all the power that is needed is >to light a 1/2 watt bulb behind the stop face. They were also fitted with >"double touch cancelling" like the big Compton drawstop consoles. Pitson >pressing was as quick as any drawsop console in tha the piston only need a >tiny touch, no matter how many stops it was required to operate. On most >consoles, the light level was adjustable because when a lot of stops were ' >on' , a considerable amount of light was generated which could make music >reading a little difficult! - kept you warm in the winter though! >Indeed, it is interesting to note that some of the recent electronic organs >are now fitted with a similar method of stop control - except that Mr >Compton was doing this in 1935! >........Just goes to show that there is nothing new under the sun!! > > >Richard Scott-Copeland >Southampton >England > > >"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: Fw: tech manuals for pipe organs From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Sun, 2 May 1999 20:45:18 -0500   I for one would be happy to contribute what I can to this endevour.   Rick V.   -----Original Message----- From: RMaryman@aol.com <RMaryman@aol.com> To: pipechat@pipechat.org <pipechat@pipechat.org> Date: Sunday, May 02, 1999 4:51 PM Subject: Re: tech manuals for pipe organs     >Bud mentions the widespread lack on knowledge among many organists about the >technical aspects of the pipe organs (and electronics also) that they play. > >My experience as a tuner/technician has been that an educated organist >(educated in the principles of the mechanics of how their instrument works, >that is) is a much better customer, and in fact will better appreciate the >work done to preserve their instrument. I find that the more detaisl my >client organists give me when making a trouble report, the better prepared I >am when I arrive on-site to affect repairs or perform maintenance. I have >even been able on occasion been able to save the cost of a service call by >telling the more advenureous folks how to fix the problem themselves >(assuming of course that they CAN, which is not always the best couse of >action). Not everyone wants to be that intimately familiar with their >instruments, however. > >AIO is in the process of compiling a service manual with contributions from >member builders/service providers. Those of us in the business of >building/rebuilding/maintaining KNOW that it is a lifetime learning >experience. > >Rick Maryman >Staunton VA > >"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: Estey cash-register console. From: "John M. Doney" <jdoney@email.msn.com> Date: Sun, 2 May 1999 21:57:30 -0000   <<Estey too, had their light-up "cash register" console (square push buttons). If one wasn't careful, one could get zapped !!! What good were light-up consoles to visually-impared organists???>>   There was a large 4 manual Estey in New York City with lighted buttons. Halfway through a cocktail party, a high up in Aeolian-Skinner told me that they were putting a new organ in that church. Every time they went to measure, or visit the site, they always left after setting the general pistons to spell out 4 letter words.   JOHN            
(back) Subject: Re: Fw: Thalben-Ball's Pagan. Vrtns. From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Sun, 2 May 1999 22:07:34 -0400 (EDT)     >Estey too, had their light-up "cash register" > console (square push buttons). If one wasn't > careful, one could get zapped !!! What good > were light-up consoles to visually-impared > organists??? Well, I suppose one could tell which stops were on because they would be warm to the touch, and the ones that were off would be cold. ;-)   bruce cornely cremona84000@webtv.net   If a dog will not come to you after he has looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience. --Woodrow Wilson