PipeChat Digest #1735 - Sunday, December 31, 2000
 
RE: New Person Here...
  by "Mike Swaldo" <mswal@adelphia.net>
RE: New Person Here...
  by "Mike Swaldo" <mswal@adelphia.net>
Re: MUST SELL 2, 3manual analog Theater organs
  by <GHamil9709@aol.com>
Re: OSKALED CZ Sound? Searching infos...
  by "Hans-Dieter Karras" <hans@hdkarras.de>
moving day! (X-posted)
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Princeton Colloquium
  by "George Lawn" <sandlawn@bayou.com>
To Introduce Myself
  by "Jerald Marshall" <marshallduet@ameritech.net>
Re: Princeton Colloquium
  by <ManderUSA@aol.com>
Re: To Introduce Myself
  by "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersv.edu>
To Introduce Myself
  by "Jerald Marshall" <marshallduet@ameritech.net>
"A Pipe Organ Worthy of Joyous Sounds" - NY Times, Dec 24, 2000
  by "Anthony" <anthonym@bestweb.net>
Re: "A Pipe Organ Worthy of Joyous Sounds" - NY Times, Dec 24, 2000
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Princeton Colloquium
  by <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
Re: "A Pipe Organ Worthy of Joyous Sounds" - NY Times, Dec 24, 2000
  by <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
Re: "A Pipe Organ Worthy of Joyous Sounds" - NY Times, Dec 24, 2000
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
recital advice
  by "Gary Black" <gblack@ocslink.com>
 

(back) Subject: RE: New Person Here... From: "Mike Swaldo" <mswal@adelphia.net> Date: Sat, 30 Dec 2000 07:14:09 -0500   Neil,   > Can u give us some particulars on where it is? Your organ? etc?   We're in Tuscarawas County, in South Eastern Ohio. This part of the state falls within the Appalachian Region, so we have holls, "hollers," and even = a few hillbillies.   Gnadenhutten was the second of 4 Indian Missions set up by the Moravian Missionaries David Zeisberger and John Heckewelder in the latter part of = the 18th century. Gnadenhutten was first organized in 1772. Of interest, the mission church during this time had a keyboard instrument to accompany = their service music. The old church diaries mention an Indian Convern named Joshua "played a spinet, which was brought from Bethlehem."   The community flourished for 10 years until a rogue group of militia men brutally massacered 96 Indian Converts (men, women, and children). = Approx. 16 years later, John Heckewelder returned to the area, burned off the = brush, gathered what remains were left of the converts, and buried them in a = common grave. He then began layiung out the town more or less as it is today. = The present congregation was formally organized on July 1st, 1800, so we just celebrated our 200th anniversary. The present building is the 4th since = the congregation's founding.   The organ is a small Moeller.   GREAT   Principal 8=92 Spitzfloete 8=92 Dulciana 8=92 Octave 4=92 Flute 4=92 Super Octave 2=92 Chimes   SWELL   Gedeckt 8=92 Salicional 8=92 Voix Celeste 8=92 Spitz Principal 4 Gedackt 4=92 Nazard 2 2/3=92 Piccolo 2=92 Trompette 8=92 Vox Humana 8=92 Tremolo Swell 16=92 Swell Unison Off Swell 4=92   PEDAL   Bourdon 16=92 Lieblich Gedeckt 16=92 Principal 8=92 Dolce Flute 8=92 Octave 4=92 Flute 4=92   COUPLERS   Swell to Great 16=92, 8=92, 4=92 Great to Pedal 8=92 Swell to Pedal 8=92, 4=92   That's about it. :-)   Best wishes, Mike      
(back) Subject: RE: New Person Here... From: "Mike Swaldo" <mswal@adelphia.net> Date: Sat, 30 Dec 2000 07:15:53 -0500   >Welcome to Pipe Chat Mike!!!   Thanks Carlo!   Mike    
(back) Subject: Re: MUST SELL 2, 3manual analog Theater organs From: <GHamil9709@aol.com> Date: Sat, 30 Dec 2000 10:14:33 EST     --part1_f3.622028b.277f55d9_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Greetings. I am working with an old Allen -- of the same vintage.   Which model is this and where are you located? Can you send photo in JPEG =   format? Thanks gene hamilton   Almost 78 and getting dumber every day!   --part1_f3.622028b.277f55d9_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SERIF" = FACE=3D"Book Antiqua" LANG=3D"0">Greetings. &nbsp;</FONT><FONT = COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SERIF" FACE=3D"Book Antiqua" = LANG=3D"0"><B>I am working with an old Allen -- &nbsp;&nbsp;of the same = vintage. <BR> <BR>Which model is this and where are you located? &nbsp;Can you send = photo in JPEG <BR>format? &nbsp;&nbsp;Thanks &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;gene = hamilton</FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SERIF" = FACE=3D"Book Antiqua" LANG=3D"0"></B> <BR> <BR>Almost 78 and getting dumber every day!</FONT></HTML>   --part1_f3.622028b.277f55d9_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: OSKALED CZ Sound? Searching infos... From: "Hans-Dieter Karras" <hans@hdkarras.de> Date: Sat, 30 Dec 2000 18:57:37 +0100   Dear M. Hackett and List,   this organ is complete different from the anglo-american Theaterorgans. The correct pronouncation is "Oskalyd" and this was an experimental unit-organ for contemporain music. This Instrument has not so much stops and special Aliquots and reeds. All standing in swell boxes and, if i remember correct, than the keyboard = range of the two manuals was wider than normal. The south german composer Hugo Herrmann has written much for it. I have a prospect from the Oskalyd, but i didn't found it yet, because of our moving to the new house. I will look for it and send a new mail.   Best regards and a happy new year, Hans   ----- Original Message ----- From: "M. Hackett" <mikehack@u.washington.edu> To: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Cc: <pipechat@pipechat.org>; <theatreorgans-l@theatreorgans.com> Sent: Saturday, December 30, 2000 1:22 AM Subject: OSKALED CZ Sound? Searching infos...            
(back) Subject: moving day! (X-posted) From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Sat, 30 Dec 2000 10:24:09 -0800   Moving day is upon us ... the last Mass behind the Pizza Bakery is tomorrow ... the Rector THINKS he's gonna sing Evensong in the old place on Tuesday, move on Wednesday and say Mass in the new place on Thursday.   Evensong will happen ... the books are in my truck, so they won't get packed; he's on his on for Thursday morning Mass (grin).   I'M supposed to have CHOIR PRACTICE in the new place on WEDNESDAY night .... THAT should be fun ... the choir has all their music at home ... we should be able to get to ONE of the organs or ONE of the pianos.   I have avoided seeing the new place ... I *have* approved the floor plans for the choir area and the choir room ... I'm told the new chapel is longer and narrower, with a lower ceiling, but no carpet. And we DO have a spacious choir room ... no more rolling the spinet organ into the Pizza Bakery on Sundays to warm up (grin).   I DO know the area, though ... "St. Matthew's-By-The-Trailer-Parks" (grin). Some of the Newport Beach society matrons are NOT amused.   Oh well, it's only for a year (hopefully).   Cheers,   Bud    
(back) Subject: Princeton Colloquium From: "George Lawn" <sandlawn@bayou.com> Date: Sat, 30 Dec 2000 14:40:52 -0600   Was wondering if any other PipeChat list members will be attending the = Organ Colloquium at Princeton Theological Seminary, Feb. 4-6. It looks to be a = very interesting event centering on "The Organ in Christian Worship." I look forward to possibly meeting other list members there.   Sand Lawn    
(back) Subject: To Introduce Myself From: "Jerald Marshall" <marshallduet@ameritech.net> Date: Sat, 30 Dec 2000 15:56:04 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0012_01C07279.03EDCFA0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable       Hello Pipechater's My name is Jerry Marshall, and I live about 45 =3D minutes east of Cleveland, Ohio. My position I hold at this time is =3D organist and choir at the United Methodist Church here in Painesville, =3D Oh. I've been serving the Lord there for 12 years now, along with two =3D other organist's. Our Church has 7 diffrent groups for the children in =3D choir's and handbell's. The adults have 3 diffrent groups as in choir's = =3D and handbells. Our organ has been just installed by Schantz Organ Co. =3D back in 1992. A three manual, 50 rank, drawknob, 2,039 pipes. We also =3D have concert series given and directed by Tom Trenney thru out the year = =3D at times. I'm glad to be back with the pipechat and I enjoy all those =3D listings that come by my e-mail. = =3D Best Wishes, and a Happy New Year to =3D all of you. = =3D Jerry =3D Marshall   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0012_01C07279.03EDCFA0 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type content=3D3D"text/html; =3D charset=3D3Diso-8859-1"> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 5.50.4308.2900" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT><BR></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Hello Pipechater's My name is Jerry = =3D Marshall, and I=3D20 live about 45 minutes east of Cleveland, Ohio. My position I hold at =3D this time=3D20 is organist and choir at the United Methodist Church here in =3D Painesville, Oh.=3D20 I've been serving the Lord there for 12 years now, along with two = other=3D20 organist's. Our Church has&nbsp;7 diffrent groups for the children in =3D choir's=3D20 and handbell's. The adults have 3 diffrent groups as in choir's and =3D handbells.=3D20 Our organ has been just installed by Schantz Organ Co. back in 1992. A =3D three=3D20 manual, 50 rank, drawknob, 2,039 pipes.&nbsp;We also have concert series = =3D given=3D20 and directed by Tom Trenney thru out the year at times. I'm glad to be =3D back with=3D20 the pipechat and I enjoy all those listings that come by my e-mail.=3D20 &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&= =3D nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&n= =3D bsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nb= =3D sp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbs= =3D p;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp= =3D ;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=3D20 &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Best Wishes, and a Happy New Year to all of=3D20 you.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nb= =3D sp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbs= =3D p;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp= =3D ;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;= =3D &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&= =3D nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&n= =3D bsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nb= =3D sp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbs= =3D p;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp= =3D ;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=3D20 &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Jerry Marshall</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0012_01C07279.03EDCFA0--    
(back) Subject: Re: Princeton Colloquium From: <ManderUSA@aol.com> Date: Sat, 30 Dec 2000 16:00:12 EST     --part1_b3.51ad167.277fa6dc_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 12/30/2000 3:43:16 PM Eastern Standard Time, sandlawn@bayou.com writes:     > Was wondering if any other PipeChat list members will be attending the = Organ > Colloquium at Princeton Theological Seminary, Feb. 4-6. It looks to be = a > very > interesting event centering on "The Organ in Christian Worship." I look > forward to possibly meeting other list members there. >   I have been thinking about it. It is a chance to hear several very good players in (very short) recitals on the new organ, and to meet some other people attached to familiar names in the church music and organ world - = and to see some old friends who are taking part. So, if I get my whatsit in = gear and register - the deadline must be upon us - I will hope to be there. It looketh like a fascinating conference.   Cheers,   Malcolm       --part1_b3.51ad167.277fa6dc_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><BODY BGCOLOR=3D"#ffffff"><FONT = SIZE=3D2>In a message dated 12/30/2000 3:43:16 PM Eastern Standard Time, = <BR>sandlawn@bayou.com writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">Was wondering if = any other PipeChat list members will be attending the Organ <BR>Colloquium at Princeton Theological Seminary, Feb. 4-6. &nbsp;It looks = to be a <BR>very <BR>interesting event centering on "The Organ in Christian Worship." = &nbsp;I look <BR>forward to possibly meeting other list members there. <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> <BR>I have been thinking about it. It is a chance to hear several very = good <BR>players in (very short) recitals on the new organ, and to meet = some other <BR>people attached to familiar names in the church music and = organ world - and <BR>to see some old friends who are taking part. So, if = I get my whatsit in gear <BR>and register - the deadline must be upon us - = I will hope to be there. It <BR>looketh like a fascinating conference. <BR> <BR>Cheers, <BR> <BR>Malcolm <BR> <BR></FONT></HTML>   --part1_b3.51ad167.277fa6dc_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: To Introduce Myself From: "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersv.edu> Date: Sat, 30 Dec 2000 16:24:31 -0500   Dear Jerald,   Sadly enough, I could not open the document you sent as an attachment. = I often have this problem. If it's not too much of a problem, kindly send = me your document as a regular e-mail.   Thanks and welcome to the list.   Cordially,   Kalr E. Moyer Lancaster PA    
(back) Subject: To Introduce Myself From: "Jerald Marshall" <marshallduet@ameritech.net> Date: Sat, 30 Dec 2000 18:53:53 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_002E_01C07291.DAC2D580 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   I'm sorry- I'm resending this, I was not aware it went as attachment.       Hello Pipechater's My name is Jerry Marshall, and I live about 45 =3D minutes east of Cleveland, Ohio. My position I hold at this time is =3D organist and choir at the United Methodist Church here in Painesville, =3D Oh. I've been serving the Lord there for 12 years now, along with two =3D other organist's. Our Church has 7 diffrent groups for the children in =3D choir's and handbell's. The adults have 3 diffrent groups as in choir's = =3D and handbells. Our organ has been just installed by Schantz Organ Co. =3D back in 1992. A three manual, 50 rank, drawknob, 2,039 pipes. We also =3D have concert series given and directed by Tom Trenney thru out the year = =3D at times. I'm glad to be back with the pipechat and I enjoy all those =3D listings that come by my e-mail. = =3D Best Wishes, and a Happy New Year to =3D all of you. = =3D Jerry =3D Marshall   ------=3D_NextPart_000_002E_01C07291.DAC2D580 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type content=3D3D"text/html; =3D charset=3D3Diso-8859-1"> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 5.50.4308.2900" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>I'm&nbsp;sorry- I'm resending this, I = =3D was not aware=3D20 it went as attachment.</FONT></DIV> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial">&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT><BR></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Hello Pipechater's My name is Jerry = =3D Marshall, and I=3D20 live about 45 minutes east of Cleveland, Ohio. My position I hold at =3D this time=3D20 is organist and choir at the United Methodist Church here in =3D Painesville, Oh.=3D20 I've been serving the Lord there for 12 years now, along with two = other=3D20 organist's. Our Church has&nbsp;7 diffrent groups for the children in =3D choir's=3D20 and handbell's. The adults have 3 diffrent groups as in choir's and =3D handbells.=3D20 Our organ has been just installed by Schantz Organ Co. back in 1992. A =3D three=3D20 manual, 50 rank, drawknob, 2,039 pipes.&nbsp;We also have concert series = =3D given=3D20 and directed by Tom Trenney thru out the year at times. I'm glad to be =3D back with=3D20 the pipechat and I enjoy all those listings that come by my e-mail.=3D20 &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&= =3D nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&n= =3D bsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nb= =3D sp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbs= =3D p;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp= =3D ;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=3D20 &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Best Wishes, and a Happy New Year to all of=3D20 you.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nb= =3D sp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbs= =3D p;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp= =3D ;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;= =3D &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&= =3D nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&n= =3D bsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nb= =3D sp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbs= =3D p;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp= =3D ;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=3D20 &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Jerry Marshall</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_002E_01C07291.DAC2D580--    
(back) Subject: "A Pipe Organ Worthy of Joyous Sounds" - NY Times, Dec 24, 2000 From: "Anthony" <anthonym@bestweb.net> Date: Sat, 30 Dec 2000 20:03:43 -0500   The following is an article I read from this past Sunday's NY Times ... = has anyone heard this yet? I plan on eventually getting over to see/hear it -- if this snow ever stops!   The accompanying pictures can be found at: http://www.bestweb.net/~anthonym/pipechat.html   --------- The New York Times, Sunday, December 24, 2000 "A Pipe Organ Worthy of Joyous Sounds" Made by hand, a new instrument takes its place in a Bedford church in time for the holiday season   By Roberta Hershenson -Bedford   Martin Pasi, at work in the sanctuary of the Bedford Presbyterian Church, was installing the organ he had built the old-fashioned way -- by hand.   "It's such a fascinating combination of music and technology," he said. "Organ builders in the old days used to be called scientists."   The new instrument is a 29-stop mechanical tracker-action organ, which replaces an electric-action organ in need of expensive repairs. The = electric organ lasted 35 years; the Bedford congregation expects to get at least a century out [of] its new $500,000 investment.   For all its beauty and mystery -- encased on high, music resounding as though from heaven -- an organ is, in fact, a machine that demands painstaking installation.   "There are so many ratios and levers to be calculated to make a good = playing action," said Mr. Pasi of Roy, Wash., who spent 18 months making the = organ.   In a tracker organ, each key is attached to a thin strip of wood that = links the keyboard to the pipes.   Through a complex series of connections, each strip of wood -- called a tracker -- opens a valve that lets air into a chamber beneath a pipe.   The installation in Bedford is expected to take three months. During that time, each of the organ's 1,700 pipes will be voiced separately.   This means making cuts in each pipe to adjust it both to its neighboring pipes and the acoustics of the church, with the human ear acting as the final arbiter of the sound.   Some of the largest pipes, which are as thick as telephone poles and as = long as 16 feet, are made of wood.   Other pipes are made of an alloy of lead and tin. The shortest pipe is = half an inch long and has the circumference of a pencil. (The woods used for = the instrument are a mix of poplar, ebony, cherry, mahogany and redwood, among others.)   The Rev. Kathryn Nichols, music minister of the church, was enthusiastic about the new instrument, which she will play regularly.   "The sounds are very elegant and refined, full and mellow," she said. "The electric action organ was either off or on -- you couldn't control it or shape the tone. This is much more expressive musically."   Ms. Nichols said the church, which was built in 1872 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has attracted a music-loving congregation over the years.   During the seven-year process of commissioning the organ and raising the money to pay for it (an additional $350,000 will go toward structural adjustments), "we have made sure that the music program kept going, with many choirs that set the scene for doing such a spectacular project," she said. "It's a major happening in our area to have an organ of this = caliber."   On Christmas Eve, Ms. Nichols will be joined at the organ by her husband, Dr. Mark Brombaugh, director of music at the United Church on the Green in New Haven.   "Not all the stops will be available," Ms. Nichols said, "but there will = be enough to make some joyous sounds."      
(back) Subject: Re: "A Pipe Organ Worthy of Joyous Sounds" - NY Times, Dec 24, 2000 From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Sat, 30 Dec 2000 20:31:26 EST   In a message dated 12/31/00 12:58:23 AM !!!First Boot!!!, anthonym@bestweb.net writes:   << http://www.bestweb.net/~anthonym/pipechat.html >>   What a lucky church to have an organ built by a master such as Martin = Pasi. I heard some of his work at the Portland, OR OHS Convention several years ago. It is just two points past scrumptious. The action is wonderful and =   the casework is beautiful. Of course, it doesn't hurt that that pipes = make all those beautiful sounds either. I would love to play one of his instruments on a regular basis. It would be heaven to walk in an snuggle = up to one of those lovely masterpieces every day (and I do mean I'd practice every day!!!). Regardless of size, they are exquisite. He has come a = long way in a relatively short time, having established himself as one of the "primo" builders on the continent, and probably the world. Oh, that I = had a reason to be biased, but, alas, I don't!   It's nice to be able to say, however, that I have "shook his hand!"   Bruce ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Visit Howling Acres at Ourworld.cs.com/Brucon502  
(back) Subject: Re: Princeton Colloquium From: <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net> Date: Sat, 30 Dec 2000 21:19:18 -0500 (EST)   I'm looking into it.    
(back) Subject: Re: "A Pipe Organ Worthy of Joyous Sounds" - NY Times, Dec 24, 2000 From: <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net> Date: Sat, 30 Dec 2000 21:23:36 -0500 (EST)   This is wonderful!!    
(back) Subject: Re: "A Pipe Organ Worthy of Joyous Sounds" - NY Times, Dec 24, 2000 From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Sat, 30 Dec 2000 23:56:33 EST   To see some really great photos of pipe making (not to mention the = beautiful scenery through the pipeshop window), visit the Pasi site: http://www.pasiorgans.com/   It's an extremely well-done site.     Bruce ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Visit Howling Acres at Ourworld.cs.com/Brucon502  
(back) Subject: recital advice From: "Gary Black" <gblack@ocslink.com> Date: Sat, 30 Dec 2000 16:42:56 -0600   Dear List: I would like some opinions on recital music of moderate difficulty to be played on the following size organ. I was thinking of doing the Toccata in G Major by Dubois also? Any suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks. Gary Pilcher and Sons 1922. Gt. open dia. 8', melodia 8' and 8'dulciana. Sw. stopped dia. 8', viola 8', voix celeste 8', harmonic flute 4', trumpete 8'. Ped. bourdon 16'. Full couplers and tremulant., electric action. A 4' octave maybe added to this during the rebuild on the Gt.