PipeChat Digest #1597 - Wednesday, September 6, 2000
 
Fwd: OHS 2000 Photo Album
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Joyce Jones Workshop and Concert
  by <CdyVanpool@aol.com>
Bravo, Ben Chi!
  by <ManderUSA@aol.com>
Re: Austin
  by "Jason Comet" <diaphone64@hotmail.com>
Church Organ System Theatre Model T1
  by "Jerrell Kautz" <jkautz@ebicom.net>
Re: working on your files(Music)
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Re: working on your files(Music)
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
gigasamler + organ
  by <willi26@mcnon.com>
Re: working on your files(Music)
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
owners manual
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: Austin
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Austin
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: Austin
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Searching for organist (x-post)
  by <SchultzRH@aol.com>
Re: Boston OHS 2000, The Final Great Day
  by <stalan@ix.netcom.com>
(no subject)
  by <thoehn@theatreorgans.com>
Re: Boston OHS 2000, The Final Great Day
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Re: Austin
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
 


(back) Subject: Fwd: OHS 2000 Photo Album From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2000 06:46:10 -0500   I am taking the liberty to forward this posting from Ben Chi, one of the owners of the Piporg-L, I doubt that Ben will mind.   David   >Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2000 01:01:36 -0400 >Reply-To: Ben Chi <bec@nysernet.org> >Sender: Pipe Organs and Related Topics <PIPORG-L@listserv.albany.edu> >From: Ben Chi <bec@nysernet.org> > >Subject: OHS 2000 Photo Album > > >OK -- the OHS 2000 photo scrapbook is "ready for use," some 65 pictures = on >four web pages: > >http://www.albany.edu/piporg-l/People/ >http://www.albany.edu/piporg-l/Crowds/ >http://www.albany.edu/piporg-l/Venues/ >http://www.albany.edu/piporg-l/BU/ > >The URLs are pretty self-explanatory except for the last, which is a = sequence >of shots of the remarkable Boston University Symphonic Organ assembled = over >the years by Nelson Barden Associates. > >The pictures are mostly by listmember Stan Lowkis, the remainder by Len >Levasseur, Malcolm Wechsler, and me. Thanks, folks, for sharing your = pictures >with the list. > >These are big pages (in the megabyte sense). I'm a little concerned about = the >time they take to load. If people are having trouble with this, please = write >and I'll try to figure out a better way. > >/bec > >:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: >Note: opinions expressed on PIPORG-L are those of the individual con- >tributors and not necessarily those of the list owners nor of the Uni- >versity at Albany. For a brief summary of list commands, send mail to >listserv@listserv.albany.edu saying GET LSVCMMDS.TXT or see the web >page at http://www.albany.edu/piporg-l/lsvcmmds.html . >::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::    
(back) Subject: Joyce Jones Workshop and Concert From: <CdyVanpool@aol.com> Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2000 09:03:13 EDT     Hi everybody,   Just wanted you to know of an event that was not in = TAO. A good friend and fellow organist called me on this and asked if I would = pass this on : .........Someone on PIPORG-L@LISTSERV.ALBANY.EDU was asking = about this......I am on Digest only, and can't reply.....If someone would pass = it on for me....Thanks   A Two Day Event.......FREE 1. Workshop for organists and choir directors...FREE.   When : Saturday September 9, 2000 Time : 9:30 am - 12:00 Who: Joyce Jones Where : First Presbyterian Church 223 W. Broadway Ardmore, Oklahoma ( directions : from 35, take exit = 31 depending on where you are coming from, = you should be headed towards downtown. It is about 2 miles East. Turn =   left on A Street, one block later turn left on Broadway. You can't miss the church, it has = a green tile roof.) A lite lunch will be served afterward.... = FREE   2. FREE Concert by Joyce Jones When : Sunday September 10, 2000 Where : same as above Time : 3:00 pm Notes : This is the 110th anniversary of = this church. The organ is a 10 years old, = 29 ranks Moller.   Thanks, Van Vanpool  
(back) Subject: Bravo, Ben Chi! From: <ManderUSA@aol.com> Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2000 09:40:20 EDT   Ben Chi writes:   << The OHS 2000 photo scrapbook is "ready for use," some 65 pictures on four web pages:   http://www.albany.edu/piporg-l/People/ http://www.albany.edu/piporg-l/Crowds/ http://www.albany.edu/piporg-l/Venues/ http://www.albany.edu/piporg-l/BU/ >>   Hi Ben and List,   I don't think anyone has heretofore posted, in living color, such a grand pictorial history of an OHS convention - its people and its places! David Scribner did some pioneering work in this field a couple of years ago, for =   the Denver Convention. As the owner of a very early digital camera, = capable of basically only snapshot quality stuff outdoors or with flash, and admitting too little light for the kind of indoor architectural and organ case shots that are so clear and beautiful on these web pages, I am tremendously impressed with what Ben has been able to put together - his = own work and that of others, and I am off to the nearest camera shop.   For those of us that attended, these pictures are lovely reminders of = great experiences, instruments, and people. For those that have not attended an = OHS convention, these images might just whet your appetite for considering = next summer in North Carolina - June 21 - 28. Check out < = www.organsociety.com >.   And by the way, Ben, if pictures are worth a thousand words, I think you = are well ahead!   Cheers,   Malcolm Wechsler www.mander-organs.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Austin From: "Jason Comet" <diaphone64@hotmail.com> Date: Tue, 05 Sep 2000 10:38:37 EDT   Would it be possible, if I find a Universal Wind Chest, to dismantle it, dismantle the actions, and move it to another location with a different organ???? Of course, you have to make sure it fits in the new area. Are new topboards (pipe toes rest on) able to be made and installed??? Using direct action (Direct Electric) pipe valves in the actions place under = each toe?????   Just a thought. Not really going to do it, but was wondering if it could =   be done.   After all, LOVE THOSE UNIVERSAL WIND CHESTS!!!!   Jason Comet     >From: OrganMD@aol.com >Reply-To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> >To: pipechat@pipechat.org >Subject: Re: Austin >Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2000 12:43:48 EDT > >As a representative for Austin I can assure you that it is possible to >dismantle an Austin Universal Windchest and move it! In the factory we >generaly assemble the pipe bars (toe boards) complete with the action = parts >installed. Then we build the "airbox" and set the complete action = assembly >onto the airbox. Hence it can be removed the same way in reverse. The >"relay" assembly is as a rule no more difficult to handle than any chest = of >like size. > >I hope that this helps you. > >Bill Hesterman > >"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 Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at http://www.hotmail.com.   Share information about yourself, create your own public profile at http://profiles.msn.com.    
(back) Subject: Church Organ System Theatre Model T1 From: "Jerrell Kautz" <jkautz@ebicom.net> Date: Tue, 05 Sep 2000 11:41:18 -0500   OK I have heard very feeble mumblings from time to time about the Church= Organ Systems Model T-1 http://www.churchorgansystems.com/theatre.html   but have yet to see one, let alone play one.   Who has one? Who knows someone who has one? Someone said they were "junk".= Someone else swore that they were wonderful.   What do they really sell for? Most of us don't have Walker or Allen= budgets.    
(back) Subject: Re: working on your files(Music) From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2000 13:17:34 EDT   Hi Bud:   Are there times when you could use some help, cataloguing your music? Just let me know, and I'll come by for an hour or two to help.   Within a short time I'll have my C-500 five manual Baldwin set up in my home to play. I'll let you know when it arrives. The credit union is = working out the details for a line of credit for it and the G-515 Genisis three manual.   Regards,   Ron Severin  
(back) Subject: Re: working on your files(Music) From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Tue, 05 Sep 2000 10:37:29 -0700   Kewl! But I think we're almost done. Elena is coming in this week to = finish, since Sunday School starts Sunday and we have to decamp for the Pizza = Bakery for the winter (grin).   I wanna SEE this five-manual Baldwin (grin)!   I haven't forgotten about copying stuff for you, but I've been sick and = the copier's been down.   Cheers,   Bud   RonSeverin@aol.com wrote:   > Hi Bud: > > Are there times when you could use some help, cataloguing your music? > Just let me know, and I'll come by for an hour or two to help. > > Within a short time I'll have my C-500 five manual Baldwin set up in my > home to play. I'll let you know when it arrives. The credit union is = working > out the details for a line of credit for it and the G-515 Genisis three > manual. > > Regards, > > Ron Severin > > "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: gigasamler + organ From: <willi26@mcnon.com> Date: Tue, 05 Sep 2000 20:32:44 +0200   Hi, I=B4ve read something about the gigasamler and that I can make wonderful organmusic with this softwaresampler. I=B4ve tried with the soundblaster live and soundfonts (sf2), but this don=B4t sounds good. So I want to try it with the gigasampler. Is this a good choice ? Is it possible with the gigasampler to mix different organ-register ? Can anybody tell me what kind of good organ-samples are on the market to use on the GS ?   Thanks for helping   Willi      
(back) Subject: Re: working on your files(Music) From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Tue, 05 Sep 2000 13:13:58   At 01:17 PM 9/5/2000 EDT, you wrote: >Within a short time I'll have my C-500 five manual Baldwin set up in my >home to play.<snip>   FIVE manuals?? !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is a "stock" BaWLd-One model???   DeserTBoB  
(back) Subject: owners manual From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2000 16:33:05 -0500   Hay all- I asked this once before and didn't save it. I need some contact on finding an Owners Manual for a WurliTzer 4572 church organ console = (yeah, right :-)). Some kind lister sent me the address, I passed it along to the concerned party and they lost it. Kin we doo it agin?   Thanks,   Rick      
(back) Subject: Re: Austin From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2000 18:41:21 EDT   In a message dated 9/5/00 10:39:12 AM Eastern Daylight Time, diaphone64@hotmail.com writes:   << Would it be possible, if I find a Universal Wind Chest, to dismantle = it, dismantle the actions, and move it to another location with a different organ???? Of course, you have to make sure it fits in the new area. Are =   new topboards (pipe toes rest on) able to be made and installed??? Using =   direct action (Direct Electric) pipe valves in the actions place under = each toe????? Just a thought. Not really going to do it, but was wondering if it = could be done. >>   Bruce says: Jason. Don't even begin to think like that. Now go wash = your mouth out the hot glue!!! ;-)   Bruce Cremona502@cs.com in the Beagles' Nest with the Baskerbeagles visit the Cornely pack at Holwling Acres: Ourworld.cs.com/Brucon502  
(back) Subject: Re: Austin From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Tue, 05 Sep 2000 15:47:29   At 06:41 PM 9/5/2000 EDT, you wrote: >Using >direct action (Direct Electric) pipe valves in the actions place under = each >toe?<snip>   Actually, Austin's own action is about as good as direct electromechanical reliability-wise, and is uses a fraction of the leather of many pittman = and other types of more conventional windchests, thus shooting down yet = another "tracker-backer/slippy-slider" objection to EP organs.   >Bruce says: Jason. Don't even begin to think like that. Now go wash = your >mouth out the hot glue!!!<snip>   Well, what else can we expect from THAT quarter, anyway! Actually, the Universal Windchest has been proven over the last century to be more reliable and certainly more easily serviced than any tracker!   DeserTBoB  
(back) Subject: Re: Austin From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Tue, 05 Sep 2000 16:15:50 -0700   Yep ... can't kill 'em. GREAT place to grow mushrooms, too, if you live in = a humid climate (grinning, ducking).   Cheers,   Bud   Bob Scarborough wrote:   > At 06:41 PM 9/5/2000 EDT, you wrote: > >Using > >direct action (Direct Electric) pipe valves in the actions place under = each > >toe?<snip> > > Actually, Austin's own action is about as good as direct = electromechanical > reliability-wise, and is uses a fraction of the leather of many pittman = and > other types of more conventional windchests, thus shooting down yet = another > "tracker-backer/slippy-slider" objection to EP organs. > > >Bruce says: Jason. Don't even begin to think like that. Now go wash = your > >mouth out the hot glue!!!<snip> > > Well, what else can we expect from THAT quarter, anyway! Actually, the > Universal Windchest has been proven over the last century to be more > reliable and certainly more easily serviced than any tracker! > > 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: Searching for organist (x-post) From: <SchultzRH@aol.com> Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2000 21:15:37 EDT   I am posting this as a favor to the director of music:   Full-time organist-associate director of music for 5600+ member Lutheran church with a tradition of excellence in music. Four Sunday services. Position requires advanced keyboard, choral accompanying and liturgical skills. Emphasis on children's, youth and instrumental music. New Martin = Ott three manual, 55 stop, 70 rank, mechanical action organ. Salary and = benefits negotiable. Send resume to Music Search Committee, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1000 W. Main St., Lansdale, PA 19446-1998.    
(back) Subject: Re: Boston OHS 2000, The Final Great Day From: <stalan@ix.netcom.com> Date: Tue, 05 Sep 2000 20:53:07 -0500   > Boston OHS 2000, The Final Great Day > "Jesus Christus, Unser Heiland, der von uns . . . " > in alternation to our singing of the choral > somehow the whole effort got somewhat complicated, > and was not totally satisfactory   > the understatement of the century! > Most got utterly confused by the different versions > did not have the slightest idea what we were supposed > to be doing when   NOTE: ;-) HUMOR   Horrors! And this amongst a gathering of musically educated, degree holding, and/or experienced professional organists, church musicians and organ builders? HORRORS!   Yet, how many times I've heard organist's talking about "stupid" congregations not being able to follow "their" hymnatic gymnastics... Just can't imagine why "people" can't sing to and complain about "their" hymn renditions. HORRORS! Those organ-hating dolts out there in the pews.   Another ... ;-) HUMOR   The quoted material above reminded me of a incident that a good friend loves to relate of his time studying organ with Emmett Smith...   Their "studio" was attending an organ concert at a church where a large wooden cross (complete with white out-stretched body) hung above the "facing-the-people" table. On one side of Professor Smith is my friend, on the other a new student. This new student informs Professor Smith that he has never seen such a thing as this huge cross hanging from the ceiling before, and asks aloud, "what is it for..." Professor Smith turns and informs the inquiring student, "That is the electric song-leader."   Perhaps the OHS should research a hand pumped version?   BTW - played the Meyerson Fisk last month. I've been wondering though, what is the seismograph "like" device above the organ door. It lists all the divisions and there is a read-out. I wondered what that was, and never was able to get an answer, then opened the door to get to the key desk and was greeted by the bottom octave of the 32' full length wooden bombarde, and upon playing the instrument encountered the 32' open wood... hence the seismograph reference... That was before I got to the major tubas! Never have made the acquaintance of a calliope containing the above. But then, the only <<real>> calliope I've ever played was on "the" riverboat...   Cheers! Scott Austin, Texas  
(back) Subject: (no subject) From: <thoehn@theatreorgans.com> Date: Tue, 05 Sep 2000 21:53:37 -0400   List   I know I've asked this before, but I really haven't gotten an answer back regarding accessible theatre organs in the Ea Claire, Wisconsin area. I'll be arriving n Minneapolis on 9/9 around 2pm. Will be leaving on 9/16 at 8am and would love to play some of the instruments available in the area. Can anyone give me a list of contacts in that area??   Thanx     Tom        
(back) Subject: Re: Boston OHS 2000, The Final Great Day From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2000 22:14:33 -0500   At 8:53 PM -0500 9/5/00, stalan@ix.netcom.com wrote: > > the understatement of the century! > > Most got utterly confused by the different versions > > did not have the slightest idea what we were supposed > > to be doing when > >NOTE: ;-) HUMOR > >Horrors! And this amongst a gathering of musically educated, >degree holding, and/or experienced professional organists, >church musicians and organ builders? HORRORS! > >Yet, how many times I've heard organist's talking about >"stupid" congregations not being able to follow "their" >hymnatic gymnastics... Just can't imagine why "people" >can't sing to and complain about "their" hymn renditions. >HORRORS! Those organ-hating dolts out there in the pews.   Scott   First of all not everyone at OHS Conventions are professional organists. There are organbuilders, organists and just plain folk who might be termed, as a member of my former AGO Chapter listed herself, "Avid Listeners". And although OHS Conventions are great learning experiences, many of us are not there except to enjoy the instruments we hear and to enjoy the great OHS tradition of singing a hymn at every venue.   The main problem with this hymn was that there were various verses on two different pages of the "Hymnlet" along with the verses on one page printed vertically and the verses on the other page printed horizontally. It was quite confusing to try to figure out just where to go for the next verse considering that verse 1 was on the right page followed by the next two on the left page and then back to the last verse on the right page. Included along with this trying to figure out which set of words/music to use for which verse there were also organ verses in between the sung verses. It was VERY confusing!!!   David    
(back) Subject: Re: Austin From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2000 02:31:36 EDT   In a message dated 9/5/00 7:08:08 PM Eastern Daylight Time, desertbob@rglobal.net writes:   << Well, what else can we expect from THAT quarter, anyway! Actually, the Universal Windchest has been proven over the last century to be more reliable and certainly more easily serviced than any tracker! >>   Bruce sez: I've played on many Austins and although reliable and easily serviceable, etc., they are noisy and not as quick as regular EP. = However, more to the point of the original post, if someone was going to replace = the pneumatics with DE maggots, only one per tracker would be needed and one = per stop. It is a good system and takes less space than regular EP and DE.   Bruce Cremona502@cs.com in the Beagles' Nest with the Baskerbeagles visit the Cornely pack at Holwling Acres: Ourworld.cs.com/Brucon502