PipeChat Digest #1574 - Friday, August 25, 2000
 
RE: NY Wanamaker Organ - Where is it???
  by "Dr. Darryl Miller" <organdok@safari.net>
RE: NY Wanamaker Organ - Where is it???
  by "Storandt, Peter" <pstorandt@okcu.edu>
Re: Dutch Craft Organs
  by "Mr. Jan S. VanDerStad" <Dorian@nac.net>
Re: Danes dropping things; was: how to start a Hammond organ
  by <KriderSM@aol.com>
RE: Dutch Craft Organs
  by "Mark L. Hopper" <mlhopper@email.msn.com>
Fw: Danes dropping things; was: how to start a Hammond organ
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: how to start a Hammond organ
  by "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net>
RE: Dutch Craft Organs
  by "Randy Terry" <randyterry@laumc.org>
Re: Dutch Craft Organs
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: Albert Schweitzer perspective/Bach playing
  by "Luther Melby" <lmelby@prtel.com>
pipe offer
  by "Soniat, David" <dsoniat@admin.usf.edu>
Re: Albert Schweitzer perspective/Bach playing
  by "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Albert Schweitzer perspective/Bach playing
  by "Luther Melby" <lmelby@prtel.com>
Re: Albert Schweitzer perspective/Bach playing
  by "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net>
A Reminder regarding Pipechat IRC
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@post.queensu.ca>
Re: Albert Schweitzer perspective/Bach playing
  by "Luther Melby" <lmelby@prtel.com>
Fw: Albert Schweitzer perspective/Bach playing
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: Albert Schweitzer perspective/Bach playing
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Fw: how to start a Hammond organ
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
bamboo organ
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: Albert Schweitzer perspective/Bach playing
  by "Claire" <fleahopper@earthlink.net>
Bamboo organ
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com>
Re: CD recorders
  by "Robert Ehrhardt" <r_ehrh@bellsouth.net>
Re: Bamboo organ
  by "Luther Melby" <lmelby@prtel.com>
Organ ID time!
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
computer programs/MIDI
  by "Randy Terry" <randyterry@laumc.org>
Re: computer programs/MIDI
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: Organ ID time!
  by <OrganMD@aol.com>
Re: computer programs/MIDI
  by "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com>
 


(back) Subject: RE: NY Wanamaker Organ - Where is it??? From: "Dr. Darryl Miller" <organdok@safari.net> Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2000 18:46:41 -0400   Hi, Y'all!   I wrote the following to Ron Severin concerning his note about Virgil, Wanamakers/NYC, etc., and thought it might be of interest to clear the air concerning some missing details. So here are some more pieces to the = puzzle. > > It just so happens that I was in a meeting this morning >with Robert Hebble who was a close friend of Virgil Fox and was the transcriber and sometimes creator of most of the V. Fox "arrangements." Here are some >facts from Bob Hebble   The NYC Wanamaker Organ was not purchased by >Virgil. The organ in his home in Englewood, NJ, was built by Keats of = Canada. >It was hooked up to the wonderful carved 5-manual console Virgil owned, >which Joe Whitford and Aeolian-Skinner refitted with new keyboards, etc. = When >Virgil sold the house, that organ was sold to a black church in Miami, = but >not the console. Virgil kept the console. Virgil later sold the console when he >moved to Palm Beach. Bob doesn't know where the NYC Wanamaker organ = went.   > The Hammond house organ was a big Austin over 100 ranks. Neither organ >went to Crystal Cathedral. The organ purchased by Dr. Schuller was the >organ from Philharmonic Hall, Lincoln Center. Every pipe is now installed = in >the Hazel Wright organ. The Schullers also bought the A-S console which was later sold, but never used in Garden Grove.   >Virgil never willed anything to the Hazel Wright organ. Virgil convinced >the Schullers that he should design the organ and had the genius to know = it >would work together, but Virgil never lived long enough >to hear it. His memorial service was at the Crystal Cathedral, but the organ used for thee service was the Rodgers Royal V. The Hazel Wright = organ consists of the A-S from Philharmonic Hall and Ruffatti, not one pipe from = the >old Wanamer organ is in Crystal Cathedral.   I think (Guy, help!) the new 5-manual consoles were manufactured by the Moller company before they went out of business.   I asked Bob about the V. Fox biography, and he said it's almost finished. That'll be a fun read!   And speaking of fun and wonderful reading, please make sure you purchase copies of Ann Labounsky's bio of Langlais and Rollin Smith's incredible = bio of Vierne. Both are musts for your library.   Yours,   Darryl by the Sea    
(back) Subject: RE: NY Wanamaker Organ - Where is it??? From: "Storandt, Peter" <pstorandt@okcu.edu> Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 07:47:36 -0500   This console now controls the Hoopernacle organ in rural Utah, per = piporg-l member Rick Elliott. See the archive for details and a link to Hooper's = we site.   Peter   Darryl wrote:   The Schullers also bought the A-S console which was later sold, but never used in Garden Grove.    
(back) Subject: Re: Dutch Craft Organs From: "Mr. Jan S. VanDerStad" <Dorian@nac.net> Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 09:04:37 -0700   Good Morning, Pipechatters   > >Visit the #pipechat IRC chatroom one Monday or Friday night for THE > >definitive sound bite from the Dutch Craft Organs promo video! > Please ensure animals, children, and spouses are not within > hearing range. Keep sharp objects out of reach. Low speaker volume > reccommended. Not responsible for loss, damage, suffering, or spousal > complaints.   So what are we saying here about Dutch Craft Organs, anyway? Indeed, I believe they do have one of the best pipe organ mechanisms around. In fact, I still service about a half dozen of these organs for the company, among doing other things. Between tunings months can easily go by before I'm called in to take care of anything service related. Ciphers and dead notes are practically unheard of.   On the other hand, I do understand what you mean about the animals and children not within hearing range, etc. The audio on the videotape could have been done much better.   Is their promo video actually being played on PipeChat IRC to actually advertise, or is it being done just for the sake of it? If this is being done at the request of Dutch Craft, it's the first time I hear of it.   Jan VanDerStad  
(back) Subject: Re: Danes dropping things; was: how to start a Hammond organ From: <KriderSM@aol.com> Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 09:06:39 EDT   Victor Borge, one of the Greatest Danes living, has dropped lots of things =   during his concert performances, including his rear off the piano bench. Imagine how that would sound if he performed on a pipe organ.   Hehehe. Stan Krider   VEAGUE recently wrote: <snip> BTW- Melgaard dropped an 'a' in his last name. Danes can do that, I = guess.    
(back) Subject: RE: Dutch Craft Organs From: "Mark L. Hopper" <mlhopper@email.msn.com> Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 08:20:19 -0500   Maybe I missed some part of this thread, but...   Dutch Craft is no longer building. The company's founder and = patent-holder of their ingeniously simple chest system, Mr. Dick Bouma, is now officialy retired. Their final instrument (a II/19 shop demo instrument) will be installed in Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church in Birmingham, AL later this fall. A friend of mine is choirmaster and organist for this parish and is overseeing the installation.   And yes, I happen to agree with Jan that Dutch Craft does not deserve the negative billing it received in the IRC ad. At least for the = aforementioned parish, it was a pleasant, affordable alternative to their II/8 1920 = Austin that is now on life support and using a barely-functioning 1960 Electronic Baldwin Console!      
(back) Subject: Fw: Danes dropping things; was: how to start a Hammond organ From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 09:30:24 -0500   That's why Mr. Borge wears a seat belt!   Rick     ----- Original Message ----- From: <KriderSM@aol.com> To: <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Friday, August 25, 2000 8:06 AM Subject: Re: Danes dropping things; was: how to start a Hammond organ     > Victor Borge, one of the Greatest Danes living, has dropped lots of = things > during his concert performances, including his rear off the piano bench. > Imagine how that would sound if he performed on a pipe organ. > > Hehehe. > Stan Krider > > VEAGUE recently wrote: > <snip> > BTW- Melgaard dropped an 'a' in his last name. Danes can do that, I guess. > > > "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: how to start a Hammond organ From: "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 11:10:15 -0400   > From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> > Subject: Re: how to start a Hammond organ > > BTW- Melgaard dropped an 'a' in his last name. Danes can do that, I = guess.   I thought he was Norwegian. Actually, during orthographic reform about 80 years ago, they did that across the board, changing the old double-a to a single "a" with a little bitty circle above it. An ordinary single "a" is "ah," while the double one (now with the little circle) is "aw".   Alan    
(back) Subject: RE: Dutch Craft Organs From: "Randy Terry" <randyterry@laumc.org> Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 09:06:52 -0700   Mark, I am very familiar with the St. Andrew's Austin, and I would be curious to know if it will be available. They have a wonderful Violin Diapason that I would like to have, as well as the Melodia and Harmonic Flute.   The last time I played a service there I was actually impressed with the sound of the old (and yes sadly worn) instrument. At one time I thought I heard they were considering going with a new Austin using select pipes. Guess I was wrong!   Randy   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of Mark L. Hopper Their final instrument (a II/19 shop demo instrument) will be installed in Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church in Birmingham, AL   At least for the aforementioned parish, it was a pleasant, affordable alternative to their II/8 1920 = Austin that is now on life support and using a barely-functioning 1960 Electronic Baldwin Console!        
(back) Subject: Re: Dutch Craft Organs From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 09:02:11   At 09:04 AM 8/25/2000 -0700, you wrote: >Is their promo video actually being played on PipeChat IRC to actually >advertise<snip>   Hardly. You can't PLAY video on IRC.   >being done at the request of Dutch Craft, it's the first time I hear of >it.<snip>   Ohhhh, I'm sure DutchCraft wouldn't recognize THIS....   DeserTBoB  
(back) Subject: Re: Albert Schweitzer perspective/Bach playing From: "Luther Melby" <lmelby@prtel.com> Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 11:48:47 -0500     Date: Thursday, August 24, 2000 12:30 AM     >Whatever criticisms you may have of Herr Schweitzer's playing, I don't think >there is any other organist that brings out the spiritual content of Bach's >music the way he does. <snip> > >Mick Berg. > Thinking about the spiritual content of Bach's music,,, I just read an article in the June/July issue in the "First Things" = journal about Bach music and Christianity in Japan. The writer states that Bach's music and words has been instrumental in a conversion to Christianity of some in that country. The article ended with the statement that perhaps Bach has converted more Japanese than any of us dares to imagine. Sweden's Lutheran archbishop Soderholm (1866-1931) called Bach's music " the fifth Gospel" Luther      
(back) Subject: pipe offer From: "Soniat, David" <dsoniat@admin.usf.edu> Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 13:56:04 -0400   Hello pipechat. I am a new subscriber just wanting to make you all aware = of an opportunity someone might be interested in.   I have several ranks of pipes which MUST be given away or thrown in the dumpster!   8' Oboe 8' Viola 8' Celeste 16' Pedal Bourdun   (the 8' ranks could have a missing pipe or two - the 16' probably is = missing 1/2 the pipes)   In addition, I have a pedal clavier and maybe a small windchest. These = all come from a Moller which was in Rayne UMC in New Orleans, La and then = moved to Munholland UMC in Metairie, La. In the mid 70s it was replaced at Munholland with a new Shantz. most of the Moller was pulled out and these were headed for the dumpster then. I hauled them home and put them in my mom's attic. Unfortunately, now (due to health reasons) my mom has to quickly move out. We have to pack everything up very soon.   If you live in the New Orleans area, (or know someone who does) and would want to pick any (or all) of this up - or if you want further information = - please contact me ASAP: dsoniat@admin.usf.edu   I live now in Florida and will only be in New Orleans the latter part of next week. you would have to pick up what you want between Thurs evening (Aug 31) and Saturday morning (Sep 2). I am sorry about the time constraints, but there are numerous outside forces which are out of my control.   Thanks much, David Soniat        
(back) Subject: Re: Albert Schweitzer perspective/Bach playing From: "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 14:12:38 -0400   > From: "Luther Melby" <lmelby@prtel.com> > Subject: Re: Albert Schweitzer perspective/Bach playing > > Sweden's Lutheran archbishop Soderholm (1866-1931) called Bach's > music " the fifth Gospel"   Close enough, Luther; but I think the exact quote is that he described = Bach as "the fifth Evangelist."   Alan    
(back) Subject: Re: Albert Schweitzer perspective/Bach playing From: "Luther Melby" <lmelby@prtel.com> Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 13:12:41 -0500       You may be correct, I took the quote from the article in the magazine that is how it was written there.   >> From: "Luther Melby" <lmelby@prtel.com> >> Subject: Re: Albert Schweitzer perspective/Bach playing >> >> Sweden's Lutheran archbishop Soderholm (1866-1931) called Bach's >> music " the fifth Gospel" > >Close enough, Luther; but I think the exact quote is that he described = Bach >as "the fifth Evangelist." > >Alan >    
(back) Subject: Re: Albert Schweitzer perspective/Bach playing From: "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 15:21:30 -0400   Now you've got me curious, Luther. The editor is a friend of mine (but = not a close friend); could you supply issue date and title or author of = article? Of course we both realize its simply a silly academic distinction; but = those things turn me on.   Alan   > From: "Luther Melby" <lmelby@prtel.com> > Subject: Re: Albert Schweitzer perspective/Bach playing > > You may be correct, I took the quote from the article in the magazine > that is how it was written there. >    
(back) Subject: A Reminder regarding Pipechat IRC From: "Bob Conway" <conwayb@post.queensu.ca> Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 15:50:39 -0400   To all fellow PipeChat Listers.   In the hopes that all of our regulars will now be safely back from all the high jinks of the OHS Convention in BeanTown, I am sending you this = message to remind you that we shall be fully on line with the Pipechat IRC once again from 9.00 PM Eastern Time.   All are welcome to come on board, - you can find the details of how to = join us if you look at the PipeChat-L Web page:   http://www.pipechat.org/   You will find all the information for you to get on-line with us, it is = not difficult, and the necessary software is free!   See you there!   Bob Conway ...    
(back) Subject: Re: Albert Schweitzer perspective/Bach playing From: "Luther Melby" <lmelby@prtel.com> Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 14:57:15 -0500   OK, the magazine is First Things, June/July 2000, Number 104 In the Opinion section, by Uwe Siemon-Netto, title J. S. Bach in = Japan. The article also stated that the missionarys built bamboo pipe organs (in Japan) I wonder if any of them are still around. Luther   From: Alan Freed <     >Now you've got me curious, Luther. The editor is a friend of mine (but = not >a close friend); could you supply issue date and title or author of article? >Of course we both realize its simply a silly academic distinction; but those >things turn me on. > >Alan > >> From: "Luther Melby" <lmelby@prtel.com> >> Subject: Re: Albert Schweitzer perspective/Bach playing >> >> You may be correct, I took the quote from the article in the magazine >> that is how it was written there. >> >    
(back) Subject: Fw: Albert Schweitzer perspective/Bach playing From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 15:25:32 -0500   There is a bamboo organ somewhere in the Filipines. Quite well-known actually.   Rick   ----- Original Message ----- From: Luther Melby <lmelby@prtel.com> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Friday, August 25, 2000 2:57 PM Subject: Re: Albert Schweitzer perspective/Bach playing     > OK, the magazine is First Things, June/July 2000, Number 104 > In the Opinion section, by Uwe Siemon-Netto, title J. S. Bach in Japan. > The article also stated that the missionarys built bamboo pipe organs > (in Japan) I wonder if any of them are still around. > Luther > > From: Alan Freed < > > > >Now you've got me curious, Luther. The editor is a friend of mine (but not > >a close friend); could you supply issue date and title or author of > article? > >Of course we both realize its simply a silly academic distinction; but > those > >things turn me on. > > > >Alan > > > >> From: "Luther Melby" <lmelby@prtel.com> > >> Subject: Re: Albert Schweitzer perspective/Bach playing > >> > >> You may be correct, I took the quote from the article in the magazine > >> that is how it was written there. > >> > > > > > "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: Albert Schweitzer perspective/Bach playing From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 13:26:24   At 02:57 PM 8/25/2000 -0500, you wrote: >The article also stated that the missionarys built bamboo pipe organs >(in Japan) I wonder if any of them are still around.<snip>   I dunno about Japan, but there's still one extant in the Phillipines, of which I have a recording that my folks brought back while travelling through in 1964. Yeeeesh! BAAAAAAD...if they were trying to convert me = by playing THIS thing, I would've headed for the nearest Shinto temple! I'll have to dig it out of the musty dusty archives and research it a little.   DeserTBoB  
(back) Subject: Fw: how to start a Hammond organ From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 15:28:49 -0500   During the war, many Germans in the states bob-tailed their name so as not to arouse dissedent reactions.   Rick     ----- Original Message ----- From: Alan Freed <afreed0904@earthlink.net> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Friday, August 25, 2000 10:10 AM Subject: Re: how to start a Hammond organ     > > From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> > > Subject: Re: how to start a Hammond organ > > > > BTW- Melgaard dropped an 'a' in his last name. Danes can do that, I guess. > > I thought he was Norwegian. Actually, during orthographic reform about = 80 > years ago, they did that across the board, changing the old double-a to = a > single "a" with a little bitty circle above it. An ordinary single "a" = is > "ah," while the double one (now with the little circle) is "aw". > > Alan > > > "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: bamboo organ From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 13:45:46 -0700   Bob, I think that was before its restoration (by Klais?) ... I've not = heard a recording, but folks say the sound is quite charming now. Klais was so = taken with it that they made several "Bamboo Flute 8' " stops and inserted them = in their new organs.   Cheers,   Bud   Bob Scarborough wrote:   > At 02:57 PM 8/25/2000 -0500, you wrote: > >The article also stated that the missionarys built bamboo pipe organs > >(in Japan) I wonder if any of them are still around.<snip> > > I dunno about Japan, but there's still one extant in the Phillipines, of > which I have a recording that my folks brought back while travelling > through in 1964. Yeeeesh! BAAAAAAD...if they were trying to convert me = by > playing THIS thing, I would've headed for the nearest Shinto temple! = I'll > have to dig it out of the musty dusty archives and research it a little. > > DeserTBoB > > "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: Albert Schweitzer perspective/Bach playing From: "Claire" <fleahopper@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 16:46:56 -0400     > >The article also stated that the missionarys built bamboo pipe organs >but there's still one extant in the Phillipines, of >which I have a recording that my folks brought back while travelling >through in 1964. Yeeeesh! BAAAAAAD...     what an opportunity for irc, Bob ;)))   fleah.....who feels a wav comin on ;))      
(back) Subject: Bamboo organ From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 15:46:07 -0500     The OHS catalog lists the Bamboo Organ in the church at Las Pinas, Phillippines, built around the early 1800s and restored in 1975. There is = a CD one can purchase through the OHS.   Glenda Sutton      
(back) Subject: Re: CD recorders From: "Robert Ehrhardt" <r_ehrh@bellsouth.net> Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 15:54:00 -0500   Simplest way is to connect the Line outs from your cassette recorder to = the Line ins on your computer's sound card and use the software of your choice to record the cassette to your hard disk as WAV files, Your Sony Spressa probably came with software for burning an audio CD, which you would use = to transfer the WAV files to the CD-R.   Robert Ehrhardt Noel Mem. UMC http://www.noelumc.org   ----- Original Message ----- From: <Pepehomer@aol.com> To: <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2000 6:21 PM Subject: Re: CD recorders     > I also have the same question as the original post - I have a few organ and > church casette tapes that I would like to transfer to CD, and I have a Sony > Spressa external USB CD-RW burner. Does anyone know a way that a = transfer is > possible? >      
(back) Subject: Re: Bamboo organ From: "Luther Melby" <lmelby@prtel.com> Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 16:22:02 -0500   I have heard of the organ in the phillippines, When I first learned of it = I thought "how neat, little pipes made of bamboo", then I saw a photo of it and was just amazed at the size of it.! Me,, living in Minnesota had seen only fishing pole bamboo, maybe 1 1/2 inch diameter at the large end, and 16 ft. long.   I didn't know of a CD recording, I'll look into it. Thanks. Luther > >The OHS catalog lists the Bamboo Organ in the church at Las Pinas, >Phillippines, built around the early 1800s and restored in 1975. There = is a >CD one can purchase through the OHS. > >Glenda Sutton      
(back) Subject: Organ ID time! From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 15:16:18   Stumbled across a postcard up for auction (!!...they sell ANYTHING on = eBay) of the Heathman Hotel's lobby in Portland back in the '20s. Included is a shot of a 2 manual horseshoe that LOOKS Wurlie, but with panelled console, and a somewhat "non-Wurlie" bench. Welte? Morton? Kilgen?? Enquiring minds wanna know! Take a peak at:   http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3D417289917   DeserTBoB  
(back) Subject: computer programs/MIDI From: "Randy Terry" <randyterry@laumc.org> Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 15:21:44 -0700   I have just purchased a digital organ with a Wurlitzer name on it. Church Organ Systems would be the present people, but this instrument was made before the present owner came on board.   I have played one at a colleagues house, and the sound was better than average (not Allen Renaissance, however!) and the console is very = attractive with wood drawknobs tracker touch, and a great appearance. I live in an apartment so the headphone jack is a plus.   Those of you with experience with MIDI: Is there a computer program out there where you plug the PC into the organ and it will print out what you play? I improvise most of my Sunday music - and what comes out is usually better than sightreadable stuff you can buy. It would be interesting to = be able to repeat something that came out worth saving. I would guess this = is difficult, but if there is a windows based program that will do this I = would like to know.   Thanks in advance,   Randy Terry    
(back) Subject: Re: computer programs/MIDI From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 15:39:13 -0700   Legend has it that you can do it with either Finale or Sibelius, but in my experience just inputting with a MIDI keyboard, you have to be SO precise = that the amount of time it takes to clean up extraneous rests, note values you = didn't mean, etc. just isn't worth it. I improvise a lot too, and I'd LOVE to be = able to get them down on paper, but ...   Cheers,   Bud   Randy Terry wrote:   > I have just purchased a digital organ with a Wurlitzer name on it. = Church > Organ Systems would be the present people, but this instrument was made > before the present owner came on board. > > I have played one at a colleagues house, and the sound was better than > average (not Allen Renaissance, however!) and the console is very = attractive > with wood drawknobs tracker touch, and a great appearance. I live in an > apartment so the headphone jack is a plus. > > Those of you with experience with MIDI: Is there a computer program out > there where you plug the PC into the organ and it will print out what = you > play? I improvise most of my Sunday music - and what comes out is = usually > better than sightreadable stuff you can buy. It would be interesting to = be > able to repeat something that came out worth saving. I would guess this = is > difficult, but if there is a windows based program that will do this I = would > like to know. > > Thanks in advance, > > Randy Terry > > "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: Organ ID time! From: <OrganMD@aol.com> Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 19:19:44 EDT   Hey Bob:   As well as I can see the console details, it looks to me like a Kilgen console.   Bill Hesterman  
(back) Subject: Re: computer programs/MIDI From: "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com> Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 18:20:38 -0500   Randy Terry wrote:   > Those of you with experience with MIDI: Is there a computer program out > there where you plug the PC into the organ and it will print out what = you > play?   Finale will do this, though I don't know how to do it. It is not quite as simple as you seem to be looking for, however.   When I bought my present computer system (including Finale 2k), I also = bought a software package I have not yet used called Micro Logic, from Emagic = Software <www.emagic.de>. This is a consumer grade complete MIDI package, which contains (according to the TOC): a multitrack recorder; flexible input; automatic notation; GM support; a "Wave player", and a graphical = interface.   I have not yet done anything with the package, so cannot answer any = questions about it.   ns