PipeChat Digest #1600 - Saturday, September 9, 2000
 
Re: (no subject)
  by "Charles Harder" <Charder@ties.k12.mn.us>
PC Organ Instructions
  by <MickBerg@aol.com>
Used Organ Parts (Mysterious!)
  by "Brent Johnson" <bmjohns@fgi.net>
Re: Used Organ Parts (Mysterious!)
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
JAX FL organ
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: JAX FL organ
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
IRC Tonight at 9.00 Eastern Time
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@post.queensu.ca>
Re: JAX FL organ
  by "Hugh Drogemuller" <lon.hdrogemuller@wwdc.com>
Re: JAX FL organ
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: JAX FL organ
  by "Hugh Drogemuller" <lon.hdrogemuller@wwdc.com>
Re: JAX FL organ
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: JAX FL organ
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: JAX FL organ
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Re: Medinah Temple (cross posted)
  by "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@catoe.org>
Re: JAX FL organ
  by "John  M. Doney" <jdoney@email.msn.com>
Medinah Temple (cross posted)
  by "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@catoe.org>
wow !
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Fw: Medinah Temple (cross posted)
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: JAX FL organ
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: JAX FL organ
  by "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com>
 


(back) Subject: Re: (no subject) From: "Charles Harder" <Charder@ties.k12.mn.us> Date: Fri, 08 Sep 2000 09:22:26 -0600   Bob Scarborough wrote:   > ...the very same KSTP studio Wurlie that Leonard Leigh did all his = moo-ahh > trick on, eh? Was a pretty good sounding organ in '58, and ol' Lenny = was > pretty entertaining in his own way!   It still sounds great and the organists still can create wonderful special effects!   Charles Harder  
(back) Subject: PC Organ Instructions From: <MickBerg@aol.com> Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2000 13:48:03 EDT   Hello. I have posted the instructions for the PC Organ project to my AOLHomePage = (a kind of cheesy Web Site). It is a zip file containing three chapters of = plain text and a jpeg image of a simple Building Blocks structure. I would be grateful if someone would try to download this file to see if it works. The address is: <http://hometown.aol.com/mickberg/myhomepage/profile.html> Thankyou! Mick Berg.  
(back) Subject: Used Organ Parts (Mysterious!) From: "Brent Johnson" <bmjohns@fgi.net> Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2000 15:32:52 -0500   Someone sent this to me and I felt like this deserved some attention:   Hello, A friend of mine has bought a piece of property and it has some outbuildings. In two of these buildings are organ parts. I don't know the proper names for the items but can venture a guess as to what they are used for. There are wooden 'tone' boxes, I would say a couple of manifolds to get the supply of air, and alot of metal tubing to deliver the air. My friend, Bill, does not have internet access and I told him that I would try to locate someone who might be interest in these parts. The neighbors have told him the previous owner was going to set up a organ in the large barn and have concerts and get togethers there. Bill does not want these parts and would like to find someone that may be able to use the stuff. He does not want to destroy the stuff. We hope you can help us locate someone who is interested in these parts. Bill Cascadden lives just outside of West Branch, Michigan, about 100 miles north of Flint, Michigan. It is located between mile markes 212 and 215 on I-75. He would be interested in talking to anyone interested at the following telephone number: (517) 345-8808.   Thanks, Denny   P.S. It you want to correspond through me via the internet, please do so: echolocation@webtv.net I will relay all messages to Bill.     Brent Johnson The Organ Web Ring http://www.organwebring.com The Theatre Organ Web Ring http://www.organwebring.com/theatre      
(back) Subject: Re: Used Organ Parts (Mysterious!) From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Fri, 08 Sep 2000 14:21:35   At 03:32 PM 9/8/2000 -0500, you wrote: >There are wooden 'tone' boxes, I would say a couple of >manifolds to get the supply of air, and alot of metal tubing to deliver >the air.<snip>   Five bucks sez it's a TP chest.   DeserTBoB  
(back) Subject: JAX FL organ From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Fri, 08 Sep 2000 15:31:35   One of my Hammond confederates, Petuh Dee Abrumzzz, lives in Jacksonville and reports a new installation, as he sez below.   Anyone?   DeserTBoB   >>Ok. My wife just came in the office and said that on the news, 'They' >>said a pipe organ is being installed at the Prime Osborne Center here in >>Jax. '6000 pipes', 'they' said. Anybody got a clue as to who's doing >>this, what it is, etc? >> >> I'm not on PipeChat, for reasons obvious only to me and my cat >>Ralph. Feel free to cross post, provided that is allowed here. >> >>Thanks, >> >>pda >> >>EORG-L: A discussion List for electronic organs & related topics >>HOMEPAGE : http://www.gulfcst.com/eorg-l >>List: mailto:eorg-l@lists.gulfcst.com >>Administration: mailto:admin-eorg-l@gulfcst.com >>Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@lists.gulfcst.com >> >> >> >>  
(back) Subject: Re: JAX FL organ From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Fri, 08 Sep 2000 16:28:52 -0700   It's a big old Casavant from somewhere ... there's a big ad by the builder = in the OHS convention booklet ... could this possibly be the Casavant Bros. = organ (built at the short-lived American works) that was taken out of the "new" cathedral in Buffalo? I don't remember hearing where that organ went.   Cheers,   Bud   Bob Scarborough wrote:   > One of my Hammond confederates, Petuh Dee Abrumzzz, lives in = Jacksonville > and reports a new installation, as he sez below. > > Anyone? > > DeserTBoB > > >>Ok. My wife just came in the office and said that on the news, 'They' > >>said a pipe organ is being installed at the Prime Osborne Center here = in > >>Jax. '6000 pipes', 'they' said. Anybody got a clue as to who's doing > >>this, what it is, etc? > >> > >> I'm not on PipeChat, for reasons obvious only to me and my cat > >>Ralph. Feel free to cross post, provided that is allowed here. > >> > >>Thanks, > >> > >>pda > >> > >>EORG-L: A discussion List for electronic organs & related topics > >>HOMEPAGE : http://www.gulfcst.com/eorg-l > >>List: mailto:eorg-l@lists.gulfcst.com > >>Administration: mailto:admin-eorg-l@gulfcst.com > >>Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@lists.gulfcst.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: IRC Tonight at 9.00 Eastern Time From: "Bob Conway" <conwayb@post.queensu.ca> Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2000 19:25:12 -0400   Pipechatters,   We shall be up and about again this evening for the regular Friday and Monday evening PipeChat IRC beginning at 9.00 pm Eastern Time   Join us and hear all the latest news and views form your fellow Pipechatters.   Our Web page is at: http://www.pipechat.org/ where you will find all the instructions on how to join us if you haven't done so before.   Have Fun!   Bob Conway            
(back) Subject: Re: JAX FL organ From: "Hugh Drogemuller" <lon.hdrogemuller@wwdc.com> Date: Fri, 08 Sep 2000 19:43:07 -0400   At 15:31 08/09/2000 +0000, you wrote: >One of my Hammond confederates, Petuh Dee Abrumzzz, lives in Jacksonville >and reports a new installation, as he sez below. > >Anyone? (SNIP)   I would guess that this is the large 1912 Casavant that is being rebuilt = by Quimby Pipe Organ Builders.. A full spec.. is in the OHS 2000 Handbook on P123.   HD    
(back) Subject: Re: JAX FL organ From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Fri, 08 Sep 2000 16:40:31 -0700   I see the ad ... unfortunately it doesn't say where the organ came from = ... I doubt if it's the Buffalo cathedral organ, though, as there are some 1973 additions by Casavant listed. I'm fairly sure the cathedral organ was = removed before 1973.   Cheers,   Bud   Hugh Drogemuller wrote:   > At 15:31 08/09/2000 +0000, you wrote: > >One of my Hammond confederates, Petuh Dee Abrumzzz, lives in = Jacksonville > >and reports a new installation, as he sez below. > > > >Anyone? > (SNIP) > > I would guess that this is the large 1912 Casavant that is being rebuilt = by > Quimby Pipe Organ Builders.. > A full spec.. is in the OHS 2000 Handbook on P123. > > HD > > "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: JAX FL organ From: "Hugh Drogemuller" <lon.hdrogemuller@wwdc.com> Date: Fri, 08 Sep 2000 19:57:32 -0400   At 15:31 08/09/2000 +0000, DeserTBoB wrote: >One of my Hammond confederates, Petuh Dee Abrumzzz, lives in Jacksonville >and reports a new installation, as he sez below. referring to my earlier response, I should have added that the instrument is a transplant. My question is, did it originate from a Baptist Church in =   Syracuse NY? Does anyone know?   HD   >Anyone? > >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: JAX FL organ From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Fri, 08 Sep 2000 16:55:38 -0700   Come to think of it, that rings a bell, but I don't know for sure.   Hugh Drogemuller wrote:   > At 15:31 08/09/2000 +0000, DeserTBoB wrote: > >One of my Hammond confederates, Petuh Dee Abrumzzz, lives in = Jacksonville > >and reports a new installation, as he sez below. > referring to my earlier response, I should have added that the = instrument > is a transplant. My question is, did it originate from a Baptist Church = in > Syracuse NY? Does anyone know? > > HD > > >Anyone? > > > >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 > > "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: JAX FL organ From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2000 20:31:15 EDT   In a message dated 9/8/00 6:55:58 PM Eastern Daylight Time, desertbob@rglobal.net writes:   somebody said: << Ok. My wife just came in the office and said that on the news, 'They' >>said a pipe organ is being installed at the Prime Osborne Center here = in >>Jax. '6000 pipes', 'they' said. Anybody got a clue as to who's doing >>this, what it is, etc? >>   The organ is going into the Jacoby Symphony Hall, which is a new addition = to the Jacksonville Civic Auditorium. The symphony hall is a smaller auditorium which will have more sympathetic/appropriate acoustics for the orchestra. There are now three auditoriums I believe. The Prime = Osborne Convention Center is the former train station, and a marvellous building. = The acoustics in the "lobby" are the best in the city. I remember taking great delight in checking the acoustics by whistling while we waited to purchase train tickets. It would be a great place for a nice 19th = Century restoration. Jacksonville Landing could use a Wurli, while we're buying organs.   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: JAX FL organ From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2000 20:02:20 -0500   >One of my Hammond confederates, Petuh Dee Abrumzzz, lives in Jacksonville >and reports a new installation, as he sez below. > >Anyone? > >DeserTBoB > > >>Ok. My wife just came in the office and said that on the news, 'They' > >>said a pipe organ is being installed at the Prime Osborne Center here = in > >>Jax. '6000 pipes', 'they' said. Anybody got a clue as to who's doing > >>this, what it is, etc?   DB, et al.   I think he is probably talking about the new organ in the Jacobi Symphony Hall in JAX. It is the 1912 Casavant, Opus 553 that was in First Baptist in Syracuse, NY and was removed probably about 10 years ago. The organ has been rebuilt by Quimby Pipe Organs with the voicing and tonal finishing by Jeff Weiler and Jonathan Ambrosino. The organ has been installed during the summer months and the tonal finishing, as I understand it, will be starting later this month or at the beginning of October. It was featured in the Quimby ad in the OHS "Organ Handbook 2000". I seem to remember that the dedication will be early in 2001. I do have photos of the console somewhere on my computer taken when I was on a consultation job in JAX earlier this year. The console has been on exhibit in the lobby of the Jacobi Hall for about the past year. Once I get the web server moved here to Little Rock I will try to find the console photos and post them.   Hope this helps   David    
(back) Subject: Re: Medinah Temple (cross posted) From: "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@catoe.org> Date: Fri, 08 Sep 2000 20:08:39 -0500   At 09:25 PM 09/01/2000 -0500, Jon C. Habermaas wrote: >Several people questioned the availability and specifics of the Austin = Pipe >Organ. I have not been able to find out if the organ has actually been = put >up for sale. I do know when the present deal is finalized the pipe organ = is >destined to become history as it will have to be removed as part of the >renovation. The specifics of the organ: Austin opus 558, 1915, 5M, 96 >ranks. The organ has 3 32' stops. I should imagine with the scaling of = the >pipe work required to fill that huge auditorium, it will be difficult to >find a home for the complete organ and it may, unfortunately, be broken = up >for parts for the choice items with the rest relegated to the scrap heap. >If anyone knows of a possible good home for the organ they should not = waste >any time. The organ has two consoles, a 5M draw knob console and an all >electric 4M tab stop console. I will try to get a webpage up within the >next month with pictures and the complete stop list. Here is the address >and phone # for Medinah. I could not find any internet references: > > > Medinah Temple >AAONMS > > 600 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60611 > (312) 266-5000 > >jch > >:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: >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: Re: JAX FL organ From: "John M. Doney" <jdoney@email.msn.com> Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2000 21:33:15 -0000   The Jacksonville organ did come from First Baptist Church in Syracuse. It was bought first by a church in our area to be installed here but was sold when the church decided to get a new pipe organ. John        
(back) Subject: Medinah Temple (cross posted) From: "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@catoe.org> Date: Fri, 08 Sep 2000 20:23:40 -0500   Hi everyone,   At the present we still do not have a date for a farewell program on the Austin at Medinah. I did hear the very encouraging news that there is someone who is interested in recycling the organ and preserving the big Austin. That is really good news, as it future really looked bleak and there is no way that it can remain where it is. I was afraid that much of it would not have survived. Keep you fingers crossed with me that nothing =   happens that will prevent the big Austin from surviving. At present I do to have any other information regarding to future of the organ. I will =   keep you posted on any additional developments and of course for the date for the final program.   regards,   Jon    
(back) Subject: wow ! From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2000 23:31:35 -0500   Holy moly dere Saphire, me thinks PipeChat got their computer up and = running again+ACE- Flooded with messages+ACE-   Rick      
(back) Subject: Fw: Medinah Temple (cross posted) From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2000 23:33:36 -0500   Y don't they put it in the new United Center and dump Pellico's Allen?!   Rick     ----- Original Message ----- From: Jon C. Habermaas <opus1100@catoe.org> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org>; piporg-l <piporg-l@listserv.albany.edu> Sent: Friday, September 08, 2000 8:23 PM Subject: Medinah Temple (cross posted)     > Hi everyone, > > At the present we still do not have a date for a farewell program on the > Austin at Medinah. I did hear the very encouraging news that there is > someone who is interested in recycling the organ and preserving the big > Austin. That is really good news, as it future really looked bleak and > there is no way that it can remain where it is. I was afraid that much = of > it would not have survived. Keep you fingers crossed with me that = nothing > happens that will prevent the big Austin from surviving. At present I > do to have any other information regarding to future of the organ. I = will > keep you posted on any additional developments and of course for the = date > for the final program. > > regards, > > Jon > > > "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: JAX FL organ From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2000 23:37:17 -0500   Jacksonville Landing could use a Wurli, while we're buying organs >snip<   Bruse, is *that* you talking?   Rick        
(back) Subject: Re: JAX FL organ From: "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com> Date: Sat, 9 Sep 2000 02:11:12 -0400   Greetings fellow pipers,   Thanks all for the posting re: the 1912 Casavant from First Baptist here = in Syracuse. The church was located in downtown Syracuse, along with the Mitzbah and a Day Care Center. The congregation sold the building and = built a new church on Nob Hill (Syracuse, NOT San Francisco!)   I wondered where that big Casavant went to. David, I would be interested = in your photos of the console, etc. My husband and I heard E. Power Biggs = play that instrument as well as Pierre Cochereau. I believe that Alexander Russell performed on that instrument years ago. The Pierre Cochereau concert was recorded and I have a hunch I know where the tape is. What condition it is in is another matter. Will let you all know as I send my snooping dogs on the tape trail (Bruce, can I borrow your beagles for the task?) :-)   Best regards,   Bonnie Beth Derby, B.Mus., M.Mus. Producer & Host ``Orgelwerke'' & ``Choral Traditions'' WCNY-FM, 91.3; Syracuse; WUNY-FM, 89.5, Utica; WJNY-FM, 90.9, Watertown Organist, First Church of Christ, Scientist, Syracuse [1927 E.M. = Skinner] **Soon to be Organist and Director of Music, St. James Church, Syracuse [1988 Kerner & Merchant tracker]** orge@dreamscape.com   ----- Original Message ----- From: David Scribner <david@blackiris.com> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Friday, September 08, 2000 9:02 PM Subject: Re: JAX FL organ     > > > > >>Ok. My wife just came in the office and said that on the news, = 'They' > > >>said a pipe organ is being installed at the Prime Osborne Center = here in > > >>Jax. '6000 pipes', 'they' said. Anybody got a clue as to who's doing > > >>this, what it is, etc? > > DB, et al. > > I think he is probably talking about the new organ in the Jacobi > Symphony Hall in JAX. It is the 1912 Casavant, Opus 553 that was in > First Baptist in Syracuse, NY and was removed probably about 10 years > ago. The organ has been rebuilt by Quimby Pipe Organs with the > voicing and tonal finishing by Jeff Weiler and Jonathan Ambrosino. > The organ has been installed during the summer months and the tonal > finishing, as I understand it, will be starting later this month or > at the beginning of October. It was featured in the Quimby ad in the > OHS "Organ Handbook 2000". I seem to remember that the dedication > will be early in 2001. I do have photos of the console somewhere on > my computer taken when I was on a consultation job in JAX earlier > this year. The console has been on exhibit in the lobby of the > Jacobi Hall for about the past year. Once I get the web server moved > here to Little Rock I will try to find the console photos and post > them. > > Hope this helps > > David