PipeChat Digest #869 - Wednesday, May 19, 1999
 
Re: Virgil's opinion on transcriptions...
  by "Dr. Darryl Miller" <organdok@safari.net>
The organs I've owned
  by <Posthorn8@aol.com>
Re: the integrity of older organs
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: Rodgers Pipe Organs........
  by "Daryl Robinson" <darylrobinson@hotmail.com>
[musiclassical] 18 MAY Almanac (fwd)
  by "R A Campbell" <rcampbel@U.Arizona.EDU>
Re: Rodgers Pipe Organs........
  by "Mark Huth" <mhuth@rodgers.rain.com>
Network Problems
  by "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org>
Tellers 3 manual TO Console
  by <Victorgan@aol.com>
Re: the integrity of older organs
  by "ray ahrens" <ray_ahrens@hotmail.com>
Re: the integrity of older organs
  by "ray ahrens" <ray_ahrens@hotmail.com>
Re: the integrity of older organs
  by "Rod Murrow" <murrows@pldi.net>
Rodgers Pipe Organ of 2nd Baptist.......
  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com>
Must Do in Paris   Input Appreciated
  by "Dr. Darryl Miller" <organdok@safari.net>
Re: Must Do in Paris  Input Appreciated
  by "Bud/burgie" <budchris@earthlink.net>
Re: the integrity of older organs
  by <wdavis@electrotex.com>
Re: Must Do in Paris   Input Appreciated
  by "V. David Barton" <vdbarton@erols.com>
Vierne's 6th symphony...
  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com>
Re: The organs I've owned
  by "Dan Wilkinson" <dandub@gte.net>
RE: The organs I've owned
  by "Dennis Goward" <dgoward@uswest.net>
Re: The organs I've owned
  by "Jason McGuire" <jason@johannus-norcal.com>
Old Moller Chest problems
  by "jcmoore" <moorehse@midwest.net>
Re: ToccataFest, Round #3
  by "N Brown" <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
Re: ToccataFest, Round #3
  by "N Brown" <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
 


(back) Subject: Re: Virgil's opinion on transcriptions... From: "Dr. Darryl Miller" <organdok@safari.net> Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 06:59:38 -0400   At 09:27 AM 5/17/99 EDT, you wrote: >Point well taken Carlo. >My favorite quote of Virgil's is: >"Musical Purists are barnacles on the ship of Music".   I also remember hearing Virgil respond to someone when they asked him why he played melodies or arrangements from other genre (melodies from operas, etc.). His response was, "because it is beauuuuuuutiful."   And as they say on the t.v. game show, "Good Answer!"   Have a great day!   Darryl by the Sea    
(back) Subject: The organs I've owned From: Posthorn8@aol.com Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 08:09:18 EDT   Hi list, Here is something I thought would be fun. I took a few minutes and put a list together of all the organs I've ever owned. The list starts when I was a kid. There were times I owned 2 or 3 at a time. I don't remember all the model numbers. What has everyone else owned?   Tim   Magnus Chord organ Baldwin 210 Console organ Gulbranson Spinet Baldwin Cinema II (with a Leslie 600) Baldwin 191 (Marquee) Conn Theatre 651 (With 5 sets of electronic pipes and 2 Leslies) Conn Spinet Gulbranson Spinet Hammond Spinet M3 Conn Spinet Baldwin Studio II Kohl Pipe organ (5 ranks) Rodgers Church Organ 220-II Allen Theatre Organ (older) Hammond C-3 Gulbranson Theatre Organ Rodgers Trio 321 Baldwin Studio II Baldwin 233 (Cinema III) The one I just purchased  
(back) Subject: Re: the integrity of older organs From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 08:21:58 -0400 (EDT)     ><< It should be written into every organist's > contract that he/she has to LIVE with an > instrument for AT LEAST a couple of years > before contemplating ANY changes. >> I guess I'll have to agree there. When I went to Holy Faith -- Gainesville FL, I want the 2' flute on the Great switched with the 2' principal on the swell so I could have a close-to-decent principal chorus. It was approved, but by the time our turn in line for the work rolled around, I had played the orga for nine months and grown to love the 2' flute played (an octave or two lower) accompanied by the swell strings (gasp, even the celeste). It is very important to get to know an organ's design and how is services the music program and accompanies the worship. It is far more important for the musician to adjust to the organ than the organ to the musician. An organist can learn so much if (it) will approach each instrument with an open mind.   bruce cornely cremona84000@webtv.net   If dogs could talk, perhaps we would find it as hard to get along with them as we do with people. -- Karl Capek    
(back) Subject: Re: Rodgers Pipe Organs........ From: "Daryl Robinson" <darylrobinson@hotmail.com> Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 05:39:28 PDT   Ask Diane Bish even. When she went for her taping 50 ranks were out. The organ is no good at all and I think taht you should come look at it yourself and know what your talking about before you post another message like that.   Daryl   >From: "Mark Huth" <mhuth@rodgers.rain.com> >Reply-To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> >To: pipechat@pipechat.org >Subject: Re: Rodgers Pipe Organs........ >Date: Mon, 17 May 1999 15:28:28 PST > > > >Daryl Robinson wrote about Rodgers pipe organs: > > > The worst one is at Second Baptist in Houston. I mean its one thing to > > have the largest organ in a city like Houston but its another to have a > > big pile of doo doo like Second does. in fact the other day I called >about > > practicing there and they told me that the left two sections of the >organ > > were not playing the pipes were dead. The organ is in four cases across > > the front of the room. It's 191 ranks but about 60 work at one time even > > Diane Bish hates it (not that that means anything though!) > > >I have been in contact with our dealer in Houston, who shows this >instrument regularly to potential clients and is a close friend of the >organist. The report you posted is not at all true. The instrument is >working very well (although it is only used for two or three hymns a >service - - - the orchestra and two concert grands are the normal fare for >Sunday services). > >Why you received this report is a mystery to me. It could be that Second >Baptist does not want to open their instrument up for practice, or it >could be that someone gave you bad information. > >Whatever the reason, it is not at all true. In fact, the organ is under a >regular maintenance contract with a very good pipe organ technician. > >As far as Diane Bish's feelings about the instrument, I haven't spoken to >Diane in a few years. The last time I did, however, she was positive >about the sound and performance of the instrument. The only negative she >shared was the fact that the combination action crashed moments before her >concert at the AGO National Convention a few years back. This was >obviously quite distressing, however, she played beautifully even given >the difficulties and the instrument hasn't had any more problems since >then. > >You might remember Fred Swann dedicated this instrument; his concert was >featured on Pipe Dreams. Both Fred and Michael Barone gave the instrument >rave reviews and Fred still plays it from time to time. > >Mark > > > >Mark Huth >Rodgers Instruments, LLC >mhuth@rodgers.rain.com >http://www.rodgersinstruments.com > >========================== > >Warranty void if tagline removed. > > >"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 >     _______________________________________________________________ Get Free Email and Do More On The Web. Visit http://www.msn.com  
(back) Subject: [musiclassical] 18 MAY Almanac (fwd) From: R A Campbell <rcampbel@U.Arizona.EDU> Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 06:17:21 -0700 (MST)     From: AcoustiCDigest editors <acoustic_digest@yahoo.com>     Classical Music Almanac 18 MAY   1616 Birth of German composer and organist Johann Jakob FROBERGER. d- 7 MAY 1667 1778 In Paris, FP of Gluck's 'Iphigenie en Tauride' 1830 Birth of Hungarian composer Karl GOLDMARK. d- 2 JAN 1915 1883 Birth of Uruguayan composer Eduardo FABINI. 1887 In Paris, Opera Comique, FP of Chabrier's 'Le Roi malgre lui' 1892 Birth of Italian bass Ezio PINZA in Rome. d- Stamford, CT 9 MAY 1957 1901 Birth of French composer Henri SAUGUET in Bordeaux. 1907 Birth of English pianist Clifford CURZON in London. d-1982 1909 Death of Spanish composer and pianist Isaac Albeniz in Cambo-les-Bains. 1911 Death of Austrian composer Gustav Mahler in Vienna 1912 In Paris, FP of Albert Roussel's orchestra triptych 'Evocations' 1914 (1911?)Birth of Bulgarian bass Boris CHRISTOFF. d-1993 1917 In Paris, FP of Eric Satie's 'Parade' (Pah RAHD). Diaghilev and the Ballet Russe. 1925 In Prague, FP of Leos Janacek's opera 'The Sly Little Fox' 1948 Birth of Finnish composer Mikko HEINIO. 1949 FP of Darius Milhaud's 'Sabbath Morning Service'. Temple Emanu-El, San Francisco. He conducted. === We promote Classical and New Age Music.   AcoustiCDigest/Radio Prod. P.O.Box 16221 Tucson AZ 85732 NEWAGE, Acoustic & Classical Music Directories http://AcoustiCD.com CD sales at http://mycdstore.com _____________________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Free instant messaging and more at http://messenger.yahoo.com   ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Congratulations to "Motherless," our latest ONElist of the Week. http://www.onelist.com See our homepage and share with us how ONElist is changing YOUR life! ------------------------------------------------------------------------ compact disc discounts comparison shopping at:http://mycdstore.com and visit the Internet Classical Music Directory index at http://acousticd.com    
(back) Subject: Re: Rodgers Pipe Organs........ From: "Mark Huth" <mhuth@rodgers.rain.com> Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 09:23:11 PST       Daryl Robinson wrote:   > Ask Diane Bish even. When she went for her taping 50 ranks were out. The > organ is no good at all and I think taht you should come look at it > yourself and know what your talking about before you post another message > like that.   OK, this is ridiculous. I just called both the church and the organ technician and neither of them supported your story. I'd ask you to be more certain of your facts before posting again.   Mark       Mark Huth Product Manager Rodgers Instruments, LLC mhuth@rodgers.rain.com http://www.rodgersinstruments.com    
(back) Subject: Network Problems From: Administrator <admin@pipechat.org> Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 15:20:51 -0500   Due to a problem with Bell South the list has been down from about 9AM to 3:15 PM Central Time. It is now corrected. If you sent a message during the outage please wait to see if it appears since there is lots of mail stacked up. If it doesn't appear on the list within 24 hours, please send it again.   Sorry for the inconvenience.   David **************************************** David Scribner Co-Owner / Technical Administrator PipeChat   850-478-9635 mailto:david@blackiris.com  
(back) Subject: Tellers 3 manual TO Console From: Victorgan@aol.com Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 10:44:11 EDT   Anyone interested?   I am cleaning out my warehouse and have a 3 manual Single Bolster Tellers Horseshoe Oak Console, ivory keys. I believe it originally was connected to about 23 ranks, with an antiphonal division.   More items will be available soon. Let me know if you are looking for anything specific.   Vic  
(back) Subject: Re: the integrity of older organs From: "ray ahrens" <ray_ahrens@hotmail.com> Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 14:09:14 PDT   There's something to be said for making the best of a situation. It is our job, after all, to make music-not necessarily redesign the organ to our liking. It's not good stewardship of church finances to change the organ every time they get a new organist. I currently play an older rickety Allen and have let it be known that a pipe organ would be a good investment. However, it's not going to happen anytime soon. They can barely afford to pay me, let alone keep the sanctuary climate-controlled during the week.   I'd also like to replace a couple older choir sopranos, but that's not going happen either. If I can't teach them to achieve the best possible sound they can make, then I've failed as a musician.     _______________________________________________________________ Get Free Email and Do More On The Web. Visit http://www.msn.com  
(back) Subject: Re: the integrity of older organs From: "ray ahrens" <ray_ahrens@hotmail.com> Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 14:14:17 PDT   Just switch the pipes yourself. I can't begin to tell you how much I had accomplished in an organ that way. Yes, it is sneaky but the organ never sounded better and at no cost to the church.     >I guess I'll have to agree there. When I went to Holy Faith -- >Gainesville FL, I want the 2' flute on the Great switched with the 2' >principal on the swell so I could have a close-to-decent principal >chorus. It was approved, but by the time our turn in line for the work >rolled around, I had played the orga for nine months and grown to love >the 2' flute played (an octave or two lower) accompanied by the swell >strings (gasp, even the celeste).     _______________________________________________________________ Get Free Email and Do More On The Web. Visit http://www.msn.com  
(back) Subject: Re: the integrity of older organs From: Rod Murrow <murrows@pldi.net> Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 16:20:06 -0500   ray ahrens wrote:   > There's something to be said for making the best of a situation. It is our > job, after all, to make music-not necessarily redesign the organ to our > liking. It's not good stewardship of church finances to change the organ > every time they get a new organist. I currently play an older rickety Allen > and have let it be known that a pipe organ would be a good investment. > However, it's not going to happen anytime soon. They can barely afford to > pay me, let alone keep the sanctuary climate-controlled during the week. > > I'd also like to replace a couple older choir sopranos, but that's not going > happen either. If I can't teach them to achieve the best possible sound > they can make, then I've failed as a musician.   Good for you, Ray! Like I said in an earlier post (my philosophy): Do the best you can with what you've got to work with...   'Course, that can backfire on you...if you do TOO good, then things will never change. If the speakers are full of static, so be it...if the Gedeckt has notes that don't play, go ahead and play them anyway...if anyone asks (or even if they don't), let them know that the organ is sick...or on its deathbed.   I remember once complaining about an ancient Hammond that I was playing...one Sunday I stepped on the fraying power cord as I got up to sit in a pew during the sermon, and the organ shorted out --- so I closed it up and moved to the piano, with the intention of not returning to the Hammond. We had a new organ (Baldwin electronic, still no pipes) by Christmas! The Lord really DOES work in mysterious ways!   Rod Murrow    
(back) Subject: Rodgers Pipe Organ of 2nd Baptist....... From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com> Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 18:13:25 EDT   greetings,   the one and only time I ever spoke with Diane about the AGO concert in 1986, she never mentioned anything about 50 or more ranks not working. The only thing she did say is that the combination action failed, but that she worked around it and played as if there was nothing wrong. Believe me, if there were 50 or more ranks not working, she certainly would have mentioned it. I was supposed to be at this concert, but I was sick. I do have a souvenir program though. Knowing the pieces she played, I wish I was there. Even my Rodgers representative (in Toronto, Canada) mentioned the combination action going on the fritz. (his name is Dan Amorim), and he too never said a word about 50 or so ranks not working, and according to him (I spoke with him within the past month), that organ is in pristine condition. Now, you tell me......who should I believe?   Carlo     ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com  
(back) Subject: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Must_Do_in_Paris_=97_Input_Appreciated?= From: "Dr. Darryl Miller" <organdok@safari.net> Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 18:37:38 -0400   Hi, Y'all!   Next Thursday, I will leave for a brief (two weekends and a week) trip to Paris. We are going only to Paris. No side trips. No quick "American" tours to any other city or country, just Paris.=20   I've read a ton, talked with some organists who have been there (I've not been there since 1975), and read a bunch of stuff on the 'net. But . . . I would like to hear from you on your "must do's" while in Paris. As an organist, our needs and desires are a little different than the average tourist.=20   Some of the things on my "must do" list are: =95 Notre-Dame (Olivier plays on June 6) =95 St. Sulpice (Daniel Roth hopefully will be playing) =95 St. Chapelle (windows are glorious) =95 St. Eustache (I hope Guillou will be in concert) =95 Notre-Dame museum =95 Ste. Clotilde (don't have to be there for a mass) =95 Ste. Etienne-du-Mont (sp?) (I wanna hear Thierry Escaich play)   So . . . what say ye?   Yours,   Darryl by the Sea      
(back) Subject: Re: Must Do in Paris Input Appreciated From: Bud/burgie <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 16:00:03 -0700   Hi, Darryl!   Hope Notre-Dame is PLAYING by then. I haven't heard any more since the ar= ticle in the Tracker about the touch-sensitive computer setup failing. They wer= e using the chancel organ with amplification (!) at that writing.   Has the organ at St. Denis been restored yet? THAT would be worth seeing = and hearing, for the historical interest, if nothing else; but it's in a ROUG= H neighborhood (from what I understand ... I didn't get there when I was in Paris), so be careful.   Sacre Coeur IS playing, but not as well as they'd hoped after the rebuild= , from what I read. You can hear that organ just about anytime ... I think they = have Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament every thirty minutes! Wonder how man= y organists they have???   Did they finally finish the organ at St. Eustache? It was WAY behind sche= dule ....   Cheers,   Bud   Dr. Darryl Miller wrote:   > Hi, Y'all! > > Next Thursday, I will leave for a brief (two weekends and a week) trip = to > Paris. We are going only to Paris. No side trips. No quick "American" t= ours > to any other city or country, just Paris. > > I've read a ton, talked with some organists who have been there (I've n= ot > been there since 1975), and read a bunch of stuff on the 'net. But . . = .. I > would like to hear from you on your "must do's" while in Paris. As an > organist, our needs and desires are a little different than the average > tourist. > > Some of the things on my "must do" list are: > =95 Notre-Dame (Olivier plays on June 6) > =95 St. Sulpice (Daniel Roth hopefully will be playing) > =95 St. Chapelle (windows are glorious) > =95 St. Eustache (I hope Guillou will be in concert) > =95 Notre-Dame museum > =95 Ste. Clotilde (don't have to be there for a mass) > =95 Ste. Etienne-du-Mont (sp?) (I wanna hear Thierry Escaich play= ) > > So . . . what say ye? > > Yours, > > Darryl by the Sea > > "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: the integrity of older organs From: wdavis@electrotex.com Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 18:40:58 -0500 (CDT)       On Tue, 18 May 1999, "ray ahrens" <ray_ahrens@hotmail.com> wrote: >Just switch the pipes yourself. I can't begin to tell you how much I had >accomplished in an organ that way. Yes, it is sneaky but the organ never >sounded better and at no cost to the church. > > My attitude has always been: Do whatever sounds good! I have moved 4' flutes up to 2 2/3' on a couple of organs I've played over the years (much more useful), switched out a Vox Humana and Trumpet once, etc. Alexander Schreiner had them put the old Vox Humana from the Kimball organ in the Temple Square Assemblty Hall organ in the Tabernacle organ because he liked it so much. My organ teacher (Dora Poteet) used strange things if they were effective... the old SMU organ had an anemic Vox, so to give it a little sparkle she had us add the III Cornet from the Swell with it and it sounded just fine. A little ingenuity on the part of an organist does no harm and adds a lot! > > >_______________________________________________________________ >Get Free Email and Do More On The Web. Visit http://www.msn.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: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Re:_Must_Do_in_Paris_=97_Input_Appreciated?= From: "V. David Barton" <vdbarton@erols.com> Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 20:16:02 -0400   I don't know how strictly you meant the "no side trips" bit, but I can't imagine visiting Paris without spending a day at Versailles. I wouldn't even care if there were no organ there. ;^)     -----Original Message----- From: Dr. Darryl Miller <organdok@safari.net> To: PIPORG-L@LISTSERV.ALBANY.EDU <PIPORG-L@LISTSERV.ALBANY.EDU> Cc: pipechat@pipechat.org <pipechat@pipechat.org> Date: Tuesday, May 18, 1999 6:41 PM Subject: Must Do in Paris =97 Input Appreciated     Hi, Y'all!   Next Thursday, I will leave for a brief (two weekends and a week) trip to Paris. We are going only to Paris. No side trips. No quick "American" tou= rs to any other city or country, just Paris.   I've read a ton, talked with some organists who have been there (I've not been there since 1975), and read a bunch of stuff on the 'net. But . . . = I would like to hear from you on your "must do's" while in Paris. As an organist, our needs and desires are a little different than the average tourist.   Some of the things on my "must do" list are: =95 Notre-Dame (Olivier plays on June 6) =95 St. Sulpice (Daniel Roth hopefully will be playing) =95 St. Chapelle (windows are glorious) =95 St. Eustache (I hope Guillou will be in concert) =95 Notre-Dame museum =95 Ste. Clotilde (don't have to be there for a mass) =95 Ste. Etienne-du-Mont (sp?) (I wanna hear Thierry Escaich play)   So . . . what say ye?   Yours,   Darryl by the Sea       "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: Vierne's 6th symphony... From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com> Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 21:03:00 EDT   greetings,   we were talking about chords not too long ago and I noticed that the finale from Vierne's 6th symphony ends on the B major chord with the added 6th.......a very nice touch. I think one of the other movements also ends on a major chord with the added sixth. .....very nice indeed.........   Carlo     ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com  
(back) Subject: Re: The organs I've owned From: Dan Wilkinson <dandub@gte.net> Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 18:38:19 -0700   In response to Tim's inquiry about the organs we've owned.....   I started out with an old Sears Silvertone 2 manual spinet....13 popcicle stick pedals.... Moved that organ out to California and bought a 1956 WurliTzer 4800 to which I added 2 Leslies I traded that in on a Rodgers 333 Olympic Theatre organ and Traded that in on an Allen 212 and a year later traded that in on the current one which is an Allen 317 with a sequencer and an Allen MIDI expander II.......   Dan   Posthorn8@aol.com wrote:   > Hi list, > Here is something I thought would be fun. I took a few minutes and put a list > together of all the organs I've ever owned. The list starts when I was a > kid. There were times I owned 2 or 3 at a time. I don't remember all the > model numbers. What has everyone else owned? > > Tim > > Magnus Chord organ > Baldwin 210 Console organ > Gulbranson Spinet > Baldwin Cinema II (with a Leslie 600) > Baldwin 191 (Marquee) > Conn Theatre 651 (With 5 sets of electronic pipes and 2 Leslies) > Conn Spinet > Gulbranson Spinet > Hammond Spinet M3 > Conn Spinet > Baldwin Studio II > Kohl Pipe organ (5 ranks) > Rodgers Church Organ 220-II > Allen Theatre Organ (older) > Hammond C-3 > Gulbranson Theatre Organ > Rodgers Trio 321 > Baldwin Studio II > Baldwin 233 (Cinema III) The one I just purchased > > "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: The organs I've owned From: "Dennis Goward" <dgoward@uswest.net> Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 19:22:43 -0700     > In response to Tim's inquiry about the organs we've owned..... >   Not counting the various chord organs and spinets my parents owned, since I've been on my own, I've owned:   Wurlitzer Model 50, I think -- 2 ranks of electrified reeds in a classical AGO stopkey console Lowrey Lincolnwood Deluxe -- 2 Man and 27 Ped, looked like a spinet on steroids. Gulbransen Premier -- Our first individual generator organ. Nice sound. Rodgers Trio -- Three Manuals, two full ranks of generators. No longer self contained speakers. Associated Organ Builders Opus 122 -- nine ranks of generators, bunches of speakers, full AGO console with two memories and a capture action. Rodgers 33e -- full size theatre organ, three ranks of generators, capture action. It lives in the living room, while the AOB is in the family room.   I love it!   Dennis    
(back) Subject: Re: The organs I've owned From: "Jason McGuire" <jason@johannus-norcal.com> Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 19:48:36 -0700   Well, since I actually have had 3 different ones over time, I should "fess up" as they say:   Hammond C3 with leslie (long, long ago) Rodgers 955 3-manual, 8 channel Johannus Rembrandt 3000 3-manual, 8 channel (current)   Jason ----------------------------------------------------- Pray for peace, love and good will towards all!   JOHANNUS of Northern California http://www.johannus-norcal.com    
(back) Subject: Old Moller Chest problems From: jcmoore <moorehse@midwest.net> Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 21:55:08 -0500     I recently played a small Moller circa 1930-1940, with about one third of the great principal 8' non/semi functional. In talking to the tech who maintains the organ he ascribed the problem to internal leakage in the chest which prevents compete exhausting necessary to allow the individual pipes to speak. He indicated that repair was a major undertaking ($60K+). He described it as a common problem with old Mollers.   Not being versed in the specific functioning of this type of chest, I am interested in whether the diagnosis and proposed cure seem plausible and reasonable. please reply privately.   thanks,   JC Moore    
(back) Subject: Re: ToccataFest, Round #3 From: Innkawgneeto@webtv.net (N Brown) Date: Wed, 19 May 1999 00:23:27 -0400 (EDT)   >>It would be neat at some point in the service that Sunday to sing ....a... hymn set to the tune that is featured in throughout the piece, especially in the pedal on p. 5, << Ah yes, Randy, but see that would unify the service. We can't have that, can we?? LOL --Neil    
(back) Subject: Re: ToccataFest, Round #3 From: Innkawgneeto@webtv.net (N Brown) Date: Wed, 19 May 1999 00:32:04 -0400 (EDT)   Bruce, dear Bruce, how did I do this? --Neil