PipeChat Digest #875 - Thursday, May 20, 1999
 
Re: accompanying silent films
  by "fred lewis" <fl_43019@yahoo.com>
Re: Baldwin Tower Speaker
  by "Bud/burgie" <budchris@earthlink.net>
Re: The organs I've owned-still own, and sold.
  by <GRSCoLVR@aol.com>
Re: slippery benches............
  by "Adrianne Schutt" <maybe@pipcom.com>
Re: slippery benches............
  by "STRAIGHT" <STRAIGHT@infoblvd.net>
RE: slippery benches............
  by "Dennis Goward" <dgoward@uswest.net>
Re: Vierne's 6th symphony
  by "Richard Pinel" <rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk>
Re: My apology and my new position......
  by "klein holz" <gedeckt@usit.net>
First Methodist in Ft. Worth
  by <wdavis@electrotex.com>
Re: Vierne's 6th symphony
  by "Jason McGuire" <jason@johannus-norcal.com>
Re: My apology and my new position......
  by "Richard Pinel" <rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk>
Re: slippery benches............
  by "Frank Johnson" <usd465@hit.net>
Re: slippery benches............
  by "Frank Johnson" <usd465@hit.net>
service list
  by "Bud/burgie" <budchris@earthlink.net>
Re: Rodgers Pipe Organs........
  by "ray ahrens" <ray_ahrens@hotmail.com>
Organ + Wind Instruments
  by <ProOrgo48@aol.com>
Re: Rodgers Pipe Organs........
  by <prswank@impop.bellatlantic.net>
Re: slippery benches............
  by "Ron & Mandy" <ronwest@spiderweb.com.au>
Re: slippery benches............
  by "Ron & Mandy" <ronwest@spiderweb.com.au>
Re: My apology and my new position......
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Registration for Brahms, Mendelssohn, and R. Schumann
  by "Charles & Maria DeVita-Krug" <cdkrug@worldnet.att.net>
Re: slippery benches............
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: accompanying silent films
  by "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu>
New web page address
  by <DEMPAR1@aol.com>
Re: ToccataFest...can you take a scherzo?
  by "N Brown" <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
Re: slippery benches............
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com>
Introducing a New Organ to a congregation
  by "N Brown" <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
Re: slippery benches............
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com>
Re: The organs I've owned-still own, and sold.
  by "N Brown" <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
Re: slippery benches............
  by <Pepehomer@aol.com>
 


(back) Subject: Re: accompanying silent films From: fred lewis <fl_43019@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 20 May 1999 09:11:22 -0700 (PDT)   Randolph-   Contact the Library of Congress. They have "tons and tons" of Silent Film Music and complete score for lots of the silent films. This is where I get my scores from.   Best of luck.   Fred   --- Randolph Runyon <runyonr@muohio.edu> wrote: > Are there any available scores for organ to > silent movies? > > Randy Runyon runyonr@muohio.edu > Organist and Music Director, Norwood Christian > Church (Cincinnati, OH) > Professor of French, Miami University (Oxford, > OH) > > > > "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 > >   === Fred Lewis Organist: St. John's Lutheran - New Washington, Ohio Sacred Heart RC - Shelby, Ohio St. Joseph's RC - Crestline, Ohio ( waiting in the wings ) Renaissance Theater - Mansfield, Ohio 3/20 Kearns WurliTzer Home Address: 61 Zent Avenue Fredericktown, Ohio 43019-1031 Phone & Fax: 740-694-0046 E-mail: fred@www.ecr.net _____________________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Free instant messaging and more at http://messenger.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Baldwin Tower Speaker From: Bud/burgie <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 20 May 1999 09:56:03 -0700   Check out http://theatreorgans.com/ads/wtsello.htm ... they have all sorts of things.   Cheers,   Bud   Posthorn8@aol.com wrote:   > Hi list > > Back in the 80's Baldwin made a speaker that was about 5' high and 2' wide. > It had a speaker facing up out of the top, and had speakers facing out the > front and sides too. These speakers were designed for the church line that > Baldwin was building then. It could also be hooked up to the home line too > (190, 191, Cinema III) > > I don't remember the model number of the cabinet. Does anyone remember, and > do they know where one can be found? > > Thanks, > > Tim > > "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-still own, and sold. From: GRSCoLVR@aol.com Date: Thu, 20 May 1999 13:27:27 EDT   Hi list--- My first organ was a 2A2 CGConn Consonatta(1947) next came the purchase of a A model Hammond and 122 Leslie, next came a C-3 Hammond, DR40 cabinet and JR 20 cabinet. The next aquisition was a 2/12 Odell (currently in storage), then came a 3m Allen Analog Theatre organ, the so-called Ashley Miller style organ, with 8 finished cabinets. Last summer I purchased a 2/12 Estey, removed it from the church it was in,,and currently remodelling my home to install it. I still have all the organs except the Conn, it was given away to a friend a few years back,,when 12AH7 tubes became obselete. The A model Hammond dates from 1938, and plays perfectly. It has been my dream for a residence pipe organ since I was a teenager,,,and it would seem its within reach now. Regards, ---Roc  
(back) Subject: Re: slippery benches............ From: Adrianne Schutt <maybe@pipcom.com> Date: Thu, 20 May 1999 14:04:56 -0700   At 09:19 AM 5/20/99 -0400, Carlo Pietroniro wrote: >Maybe organ benches should be equipped with seatbelts? Yes, especially if you're a fan of Victor Borge. (For those who haven't yet had the chance to laugh themselves silly at the videos: after a soprano startles him into falling off his bench by breaking into song, he pulls a seatbelt out of the bench.) When I refinished my oldest Hammond (1937 E), I opted to just strip down to the natural walnut and apply 3 coats of hand-rubbed paste wax rather than staining and lacquering. The result looks great and feels wonderful, but the bench can be lethal if you're not used to it. I must say, it does help the theatrical dismounts. ;->   Have fun! Ad ;->    
(back) Subject: Re: slippery benches............ From: "STRAIGHT " <STRAIGHT@infoblvd.net> Date: Thu, 20 May 1999 14:19:09 -0400   Last weekend we went to a theatre organ concert by Ken Double in Rochester, N.Y. The console is stored in the cellar and comes up to floor level in the pit in front of the stage, then rises to stage level - oh, not very far, about shoulder height. He came out, sat down and played the first big flourish piece while it very easily and slowly rose the 3 or 4 feet up to the stage level. He finished up, turned around, made a funny remark about no railing, and then told a story. I think he said he had been in England. He sat down, started to play, and the console went up - and up - and up - and up. He says they hadn't really warned him about the whole picture. It went up about twenty feet in the air, turned 180 degrees, and when he finished the first piece and looked up he was looking straight at the first couple rows in the balcony! Said it scared him half to death! Shades of Esther Williams! Remember her rising on that fountain of water? Whoops, now I'm giving away my age. I've seen some church organ consoles in some pretty strange places, but at least they hold still. Diane S.    
(back) Subject: RE: slippery benches............ From: "Dennis Goward" <dgoward@uswest.net> Date: Thu, 20 May 1999 11:40:44 -0700   > I've seen some church organ consoles in some pretty strange > places, but > at least they hold still.   Reminds me of a concert I went to many years ago at the Detroit Fox. Organ started playing, but console was nowhere to be seen. It wasn't in the pit -- we had looked. Finally, curtains started opening -- first across, then up, then across, and finally up, exposing the stage. But no console. Then a lift started sinking from ABOVE the back of the stage, and the console appears, floating down from the fly gallery. The lift reached stage level, and the platform the console was on started moving toward the apron of the state, stopping right at the footlights. It was quite an experience.   Dennis Goward    
(back) Subject: Re: Vierne's 6th symphony From: "Richard Pinel" <rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk> Date: Thu, 20 May 1999 19:46:47 +0100   Dear All,   My teacher is an amazing player, and he says that the Finale is only topped (in difficulty) by a few pieces, such as the Dupre Toccata.   If you go to: http://www.fy-solstice.com   You can order all 6 of his symphonies played by Cochereau at Notre-Dame, I have Symphonies 1&2 and they are great.   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: My apology and my new position...... From: klein holz <gedeckt@usit.net> Date: Thu, 20 May 1999 15:13:36 -0400       Daryl Robinson wrote:   > O.K. I would first of all like to a pologize... I would like to ask your > help since I > have just been apointed assitstant organist for Westminister Unt'd Methodist > Church here in Houston.   > I have been asked to help on the design of the organ > and it currently stands as a 46 rank Casavnat ...   The telephone # at Westminster is 713 782-7750.   The volunteer who answered the phone a few minutes ago was a member of the original organ committee and is a member of the choir. It appears there are no plans to enlarge the instrument and there is no new assistant organist, merely a substitute organist, DR. who appeared at choir last night and is to play Sunday.   The telephone # at the High School of the Visual and Performing Arts where DR is a freshman is 713 952-1960.   Possibly a call to the dean might be in order. After all he's in a position to get this kid the help he needs with his spelling problems. Could he be sent back to eight grade?    
(back) Subject: First Methodist in Ft. Worth From: wdavis@electrotex.com Date: Thu, 20 May 1999 14:40:13 -0500 (CDT)   I have been interested in the dialogue about Ft. Worth organs in recent weeks. The old organ in First Methodist was a 4-manual Kilgen of about 70 ranks, including a luscious Tibia Clausa. It had some pipework from an earlier Austin from their former church building. First Presbyterian, incidentally, did have a Kimball 3-manual from the 1920s. Virgil Fox and Richard Purvis, among others, gave AGO recitals there back in the 1950s.   Walter W. Davis Corpus Christi TX  
(back) Subject: Re: Vierne's 6th symphony From: "Jason McGuire" <jason@johannus-norcal.com> Date: Thu, 20 May 1999 12:39:58 -0700       >My teacher is an amazing player, and he says that the Finale is only topped >(in difficulty) by a few pieces, such as the Dupre Toccata. > I was looking at this today, since seeing the posts about it ... a good friend of mine used to play this one and its' great. I am now going to start working on it (a little at a time, while I finish about 3 other fun "biggies"). Thanks to Carlo for brining it up a few days ago!   Jason ----------------------------------------------------- Pray for peace, love and good will towards all!   JOHANNUS of Northern California http://www.johannus-norcal.com  
(back) Subject: Re: My apology and my new position...... From: "Richard Pinel" <rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk> Date: Thu, 20 May 1999 20:56:42 +0100     >Possibly a call to the dean might be in order. After all he's in a position to >get this kid the help he needs with his spelling problems. Could he be sent >back to eight grade? >   Is it really any of our business to go checking up on each other?      
(back) Subject: Re: slippery benches............ From: Frank Johnson <usd465@hit.net> Date: Thu, 20 May 1999 16:46:33 -0600   >greetings, > >     >I told the priest about it and he said there's a >lady that comes in once a week to dust and she likes to use lots of >'Pledge'. What a hoot. I can almost read the headlines now: Organist >sustains injuries during pedal solo---story at 11:00. Maybe organ benches >should be equipped with seatbelts? > >Carlo       I also understand from my work in a music store and as a musician that spraying Pledge or whatever can drift onto contacts on organs and into pianos. We were taught to never use a spray can around pianos and organs.   Frank > >______________________________________________________ >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     Frank R. Johnson (KA0API) Spirit of New Orleans - clarinet/leader http://www.hit.net/~usd465/ 1922 E. 14th Winfield, KS 67156      
(back) Subject: Re: slippery benches............ From: Frank Johnson <usd465@hit.net> Date: Thu, 20 May 1999 16:55:46 -0600   >Last weekend we went to a theatre organ concert by Ken Double in Rochester, >N.Y.     > I think he said he had been in England. He sat down, started to play, >and the console went up - and up - and up - and up. He says they hadn't >really warned him about the whole picture. It went up about twenty feet in >the air, turned 180 degrees, and when he finished the first piece and looked >up he was looking straight at the first couple rows in the balcony! Said it >scared him half to death!     I remember hearing Gaylord Carter at the Paramount Wurlitzer in Wichita and he told a story of an organ that not only rose out of the depths but also turned as it rose. He said he felt like toothpaste coming out of a tube.   Frank   Frank R. Johnson (KA0API) Spirit of New Orleans - clarinet/leader http://www.hit.net/~usd465/ 1922 E. 14th Winfield, KS 67156      
(back) Subject: service list From: Bud/burgie <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 20 May 1999 15:16:31 -0700   THE DAY OF PENTECOST May 23rd, 1999   St. Matthew's Anglican Catholic Church 1723 Westcliff Drive (in rear, off Sherington Place) Newport Beach CA USA   Traditional Anglican Worship The King James Bible The 1928 Book of Common Prayer The American Missal The 1940 Hymal   The Rev'd Fr. Stephen C. Scarlett, Rector The Rev'd Mr. Richard Stapp, Deacon Bud Clark, Organist/Choirmaster   Sung Mass at 10:15 a.m.   Voluntary - Come Holy Ghost, God and Lord - Buxtehude Hymn - Come Down, O Love Divine - Down Ampney Introit - Spiritus Domini - Gregorian, mode 8 with Psalm in fauxbourdon Kyrie - Willan Gloria - Scottish Chant Sequence - Veni Sancte Spiritus - Palestrina Psalm 104 - Benedic anima mea - Anglican Chant Hymn - Spirit Blest, Who Art Adored - Evelyn Anthem - Holy Spirit, Come Upon Us - arr. Lorenz Doxology - Vigiles et sancti Sanctus & Benedictus - Willan Amen - Danish Pascha nostrum (replaces Agnus Dei) - Anglican chant with Mode 6 alleluias Communion - Factus est repente - Gregorian, mode 8, with Psalm in fauxbourdon Hymn - Holy Spirit, Truth Divine - Lew Trenchard Hymn - Day By Day - Sumner Hymn - Glorious Things Of Thee Are Spoken - Austria Voluntary - Come God, Creator, Holy Ghost - Bach (Great 18)   Just a simple protestant communion service (grin) ...   Cheers,   Bud    
(back) Subject: Re: Rodgers Pipe Organs........ From: "ray ahrens" <ray_ahrens@hotmail.com> Date: Thu, 20 May 1999 15:42:47 PDT   Since I live in the metro Houston area, maybe I'll chortle on down to 2nd Baptist myself. I'd be glad to report back.   Ray Ahrens     _______________________________________________________________ Get Free Email and Do More On The Web. Visit http://www.msn.com  
(back) Subject: Organ + Wind Instruments From: ProOrgo48@aol.com Date: Thu, 20 May 1999 19:09:39 EDT   How long (in time) should the piece be?   Dale Rider Independence, MO  
(back) Subject: Re: Rodgers Pipe Organs........ From: prswank@impop.bellatlantic.net Date: Thu, 20 May 1999 19:26:39 -0400   Why don't you stop by Westminster United Methodist too? You can see all the room for the 70 new ranks of pipes that DR will install.   ray ahrens wrote:   > Since I live in the metro Houston area, maybe I'll chortle on down to 2nd > Baptist myself. I'd be glad to report back. > > Ray Ahrens > > _______________________________________________________________ > 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: Re: slippery benches............ From: "Ron & Mandy" <ronwest@spiderweb.com.au> Date: Fri, 21 May 1999 09:59:59 +1000         > I think he said he had been in England. He sat down, started to play, > and the console went up - and up - and up - and up. He says they hadn't > really warned him about the whole picture. It went up about twenty feet in > the air, turned 180 degrees, and when he finished the first piece and looked > up he was looking straight at the first couple rows in the balcony! Said it > scared him half to death!   This sounds just like the Civic Theater in Auckland, New Zealand. The 3/15 Wurlitzer was mounted on a hoist that rose to balcony level turning 180 degrees in the process. A number of organists would not play it unless there was a back bolted on to the bench. If you fell off it was 38 feet to the floor. The effect [the height of the console - not the projected fall] was quite stunning. Where the stalls normally were was the Winter Garden Cabaret and the Mezzanine was the stalls and then the Dress Circle. The organ hoist lifted you up to the front row of the Dress Circle. The theater interior was atmospheric with twinkling stars in the sky. The effect was very impressive. I think I have a photograph somewhere of the console at its full height.   Regards   Ron West  
(back) Subject: Re: slippery benches............ From: "Ron & Mandy" <ronwest@spiderweb.com.au> Date: Fri, 21 May 1999 10:03:05 +1000   Eat your heart out RCMH. I don't think you can do THIS - or can you?   > Reminds me of a concert I went to many years ago at the Detroit Fox. Organ > started playing, but console was nowhere to be seen. It wasn't in the > pit -- we had looked. Finally, curtains started opening -- first across, > then up, then across, and finally up, exposing the stage. But no console. > Then a lift started sinking from ABOVE the back of the stage, and the > console appears, floating down from the fly gallery. The lift reached stage > level, and the platform the console was on started moving toward the apron > of the state, stopping right at the footlights. It was quite an experience. > > Dennis Goward    
(back) Subject: Re: My apology and my new position...... From: David Scribner <david@blackiris.com> Date: Thu, 20 May 1999 20:10:57 -0500   >>Possibly a call to the dean might be in order. After all he's in a >position to >>get this kid the help he needs with his spelling problems. Could he be >sent >>back to eight grade? >> > >Is it really any of our business to go checking up on each other?   It may not be BUT... Actually, today something "clicked" for me and I did some checking in the archived postings to the list and found the following: ********************************************** Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 09:18:52 -0800   I may just tell the church to e-mail some of you guys! I have been associated with the church for some time and there organist Dr. Rhonda Furr but I am only 14 years old but they feel very confident that I know what I am doing so I just want to make sure I don't scew up an Aeolian Skinner Organ!   Daryl Robinson Organist Moody Memorial First United Methodist Church Galveston, Tx. ***********************************************   Daryl - I am glad to see young folks on here but I am very upset with your language usage on this list and with your attitude toward some list members, especially Mark Huth. If you would keep an open attitude and not pretend that you know everything you can learn LOTS from the collected knowledge of the members of this list. I only wish that I had the opportunity at your age to be able correspond with some of the folks that populate this list. It is a learning experience that is unequaled.   Although we all may have certain opinionsabout a situation, when I hear what I consider factual evidence from someone like Mark, who being a person working for the builder probably has a much better handle on the situation at the church, I tend to discount the diatribes that you have carried to extremes. And tend not to pay any attention to that person in the future. You might keep this in mind when you post something to the list since I am sure I am not the only list member that does this.   As one of the list owners, I get a daily summary of the number of posts along with the number of people joining and leaving the list. And unfortunately over the last several days we have had numerous people leave the list probably because of your tirades. This seems to happen every time we have a very contentious thread such as this one. And as a member of the list I am very unhappy to see people leave because maybe one of those people might just have an answer to a question I have.   I hope at this point in time we can drop this thread and get back to some "Happy" Chatting!!!   David **************************************** David Scribner Co-Owner / Technical Administrator PipeChat   850-478-9635 mailto:david@blackiris.com  
(back) Subject: Registration for Brahms, Mendelssohn, and R. Schumann From: "Charles & Maria DeVita-Krug" <cdkrug@worldnet.att.net> Date: Thu, 20 May 1999 21:27:08 -0400   Hello List! Long time since my last decloak.   Anyway, I picked up a Dover Edition of various pieces by these three.   So what kind of organ's would they have been written for/around/in-spite-of, and how would they likely have been registered.   This is a period of organ music with which I'm dreadfully ignorant, I'm afraid.   Cheers     Charles    
(back) Subject: Re: slippery benches............ From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Thu, 20 May 1999 21:57:08 -0400 (EDT)   >Reminds me of a concert I went to many years > ago at the Detroit Fox. I don't know the extent of the truth of this story, but I used to hear it when I was in Houston. Seems that in Dallas there was to be an outdoor Easter sunrise service, with a rain-plan for a local theatre. As it happened it rained and the service was held in the theatre which was the home of a pipe organ. The organist had not counted on rain and so had not practiced on the theatre's organ. During the first hymn the organist was experimenting with various buttons and stops and happened to engage the lift which slowly conveyed the console below stage level. Not missing a beat, but forging ahead, found the reverse control and returned to the stage during the final stanza. I can't varify the tale, but it sure would be one for the grandkids!   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 http://www.threedog.com Three Dog Bakery    
(back) Subject: Re: accompanying silent films From: runyonr@muohio.edu (Randolph Runyon) Date: Thu, 20 May 1999 22:49:41 -0500   >Randolph- > >Contact the Library of Congress. They have "tons >and tons" of Silent Film Music and complete score >for lots of the silent films. This is where I >get my scores from. > >Best of luck. > >Fred > Great idea--thanks!   Randy Runyon runyonr@muohio.edu Organist and Music Director, Norwood Christian Church (Cincinnati, OH) Professor of French, Miami University (Oxford, OH)      
(back) Subject: New web page address From: DEMPAR1@aol.com Date: Thu, 20 May 1999 23:18:42 EDT   Hello list, Just wanted to let everyone know that the new permanent address for the ATOS Magnolia Chapter website is http://atos.stirlingprop.com. Ya'll come visit.  
(back) Subject: Re: ToccataFest...can you take a scherzo? From: Innkawgneeto@webtv.net (N Brown) Date: Thu, 20 May 1999 23:25:27 -0400 (EDT)   Um, nobody gonna lay hands on MY thumbs, thank u very much. But, I have decided to go ahead with my toccata for Sunday, it's gonna be okay, bruised thumbs or no. I'll let you all know how round #4 of ToccataFest goes. Incidentally, the piece is my own "HB Toccata", to celebrate the birthday of the church. This all goeth to show that God doth indeed watch over us. --Neil    
(back) Subject: Re: slippery benches............ From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Thu, 20 May 1999 22:33:47 -0500   Adrianne Schutt wrote: > > At 09:19 AM 5/20/99 -0400, Carlo Pietroniro wrote: > >Maybe organ benches should be equipped with seatbelts? > Yes, especially if you're a fan of Victor Borge. (For those who haven't > yet had the chance to laugh themselves silly at the videos: after a > soprano startles him into falling off his bench by breaking into song, he > pulls a seatbelt out of the bench.)   In case some of you are not aware of this, G. Donald Harrison, president of the Aeolian-Skinner Organ Company, actually died of heart failure while laughing at Victor Borge on T.V. in 1956.   John Speller, St. Louis.  
(back) Subject: Introducing a New Organ to a congregation From: Innkawgneeto@webtv.net (N Brown) Date: Thu, 20 May 1999 23:38:46 -0400 (EDT)   >> he tried to make it sound just like the old Kimball?. The next week he added a 4' principal, the next week a 2' flute, the next week a soft reed. There's a lot to be said for that approach.<<   As I was preparing to play our new Schantz the first time in worship, the sales rep in fact suggested an approach similar to this: going easy on mixtures, etc. Peoples' ears need to become adjusted to the sounds.   --Neil Brown    
(back) Subject: Re: slippery benches............ From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Thu, 20 May 1999 22:36:43 -0500   Frank Johnson wrote: > > >greetings, > > > > > > >I told the priest about it and he said there's a > >lady that comes in once a week to dust and she likes to use lots of > >'Pledge'. What a hoot. I can almost read the headlines now: Organist > >sustains injuries during pedal solo---story at 11:00. Maybe organ benches > >should be equipped with seatbelts? > > > >Carlo > > I also understand from my work in a music store and as a musician that > spraying Pledge or whatever can drift onto contacts on organs and into > pianos. We were taught to never use a spray can around pianos and organs.   Absolutely right. Pledge must *never* be used within about five feet of an organ console (except for trackers.) If she must polish the bench, tell her to use Johnson's Paste Wax or Butcher's Wax. Actually Butcher's Wax non-slip/bowling alley formula might be the solution to your problem. But never use it on the Pedals. It will cause them to squeak.   John Speller, St. Louis, Mo.  
(back) Subject: Re: The organs I've owned-still own, and sold. From: Innkawgneeto@webtv.net (N Brown) Date: Thu, 20 May 1999 23:46:15 -0400 (EDT)   I'm still waiting to get my first organ. Just got my first REAL stereo last year. --Neil    
(back) Subject: Re: slippery benches............ From: Pepehomer@aol.com Date: Thu, 20 May 1999 23:51:44 EDT   << In case some of you are not aware of this, G. Donald Harrison, president of the Aeolian-Skinner Organ Company, actually died of heart failure while laughing at Victor Borge on T.V. in 1956. >>   If there was one person that I wouldn't mind being known as having killed me through his comedy would be Victor Borge. I can't go through an entire tape the whole way through in fear that I will use all of the oxygen in the room laughing so hard.   Justin Karch Organist, Holy Trinity LCMS Rome, GA