PipeChat Digest #1600A - Saturday, September 9, 2000
 
Re: JAX FL organ
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com>
Re: Fw: Medinah Temple (cross posted)
  by "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@catoe.org>
Re: Fw: Medinah Temple (cross posted)
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: JAX FL organ
  by "Hugh Drogemuller" <lon.hdrogemuller@wwdc.com>
New organ for St. _____________
  by "Evelyn Rowe" <efrowe@mindspring.com>
Longwood Gardens =90olian
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: Longwood Gardens =C6olian
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: Longwood Gardens =C6olian
  by <KurtvonS@aol.com>
Re: Longwood Gardens Aeolian
  by <BooBoo8800@aol.com>
Re: PC Organ Instructions
  by "Robert Ehrhardt" <r_ehrh@bellsouth.net>
Re: JAX FL organ
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com>
Re: Longwood Gardens =90olian
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: Longwood Gardens =C6olian
  by "Claire" <fleahopper@earthlink.net>
Interesting item on eBay web site item#432867566: !!ANTIQUE PIPE ORGAN CO
  by <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: Interesting item on eBay web site item#432867566: !!ANTIQUE PIPE	 ORG
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com>
Aeolian consoles
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: Interesting item on eBay web site item#432867566:  !!ANTIQUE PIPE	 OR
  by "Claire" <fleahopper@earthlink.net>
Trinity XII - St. Matthew's, Newport Beach CA (X-posted)
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: Aeolian consoles
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: Longwood Gardens =90olian
  by "antoni scott" <ascott@epix.net>
Re: Aeolian Vox humani
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: Longwood Gardens =C6olian
  by <ManderUSA@aol.com>
Re: Interesting item on eBay web site item#432867566: !!ANTIQUE PIPE ORGA
  by "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org>
Re: PC Organ Instructions
  by "john cormack-BellAtlantic" <jcorm@bellatlantic.net>
Re: Longwood Gardens =C6olian
  by <DudelK@aol.com>
A Hutchings organ and a mystery (X-posted)
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: Longwood Gardens =90olian
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com>
Re: JAX FL organ
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
 


(back) Subject: Re: JAX FL organ From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Sat, 09 Sep 2000 08:40:02 -0500   > 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 work is being done by the firm I work for, Quimby Pipe Organs of Warrensburg, Missouri, with Jeff Weiler as consultant (who is also responsible for the scaling of the new pipework and the the flue voicing). The original organ from came from First Baptist Church, Syracuse, NY and was a 1914 Casavant, Op. 553, expanded by the addition of Solo & Echo divisions in 1917 by Casavant's Michigan branch. Incidentally, Charles Courboin was organist at First Baptist when it was first installed -- one does not think of him as a Baptist organist, but that is how he began his career in this country. QPO are expanding the organ to 98 ranks. Most of the original mechanism was severely water damaged. Apart from a few of the original offset chests which are being reused most of the mechanism and about 1/3 of the pipework is new. The action is electro-pneumatic pitman. Many of my co-workers have been down in Jacksonville for much of the summer, though I have been working back in Warrensburg the whole time. Installation began in June, and at this point the Great, Swell, Choir and Pedal are pretty well all up and running. The 65 16' facade pipes arrived from Warrensburg on Wednesday and are being installed at the moment. The Solo and Echo divisions will be arriving in Jacksonville in the next couple of weeks. The concert season begins later this month and it is hoped to use the organ for the first time at a performance of the "Phantom of the Opera" at Halloween. The official dedication is set for March 2001.   John Speller  
(back) Subject: Re: Fw: Medinah Temple (cross posted) From: "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@catoe.org> Date: Sat, 09 Sep 2000 10:32:07 -0500   At 11:33 PM 09/08/2000 -0500, you wrote: >Y don't they put it in the new United Center and dump Pellico's Allen?! > >Rick Pellico doesn't particularly like pipe organs as indicated by the demise = of the Barton....he's got what he deserves with that wunderfull Allen installation pumped throught the house PA.......   jch    
(back) Subject: Re: Fw: Medinah Temple (cross posted) From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Sat, 09 Sep 2000 08:59:21   At 10:32 AM 9/9/2000 -0500, you wrote: >Pellico doesn't particularly like pipe organs as indicated by the demise = of >the Barton....he's got what he deserves with that wunderfull Allen >installation pumped throught the house PA.......<snip>   Chicagoans have told me that this Allen installation REALLY sucks...worst ever heard. It's so bad, that there's a vocal group of fans wanting to dump the organ entirely and go to canned music! NOT that that Barton = thing was anything to write home about, mind you!   DeserTBoB  
(back) Subject: Re: JAX FL organ From: "Hugh Drogemuller" <lon.hdrogemuller@wwdc.com> Date: Sat, 09 Sep 2000 13:44:45 -0400   At 08:40 09/09/2000 -0500, John Speller wrote: > > In a message dated 9/8/00 6:55:58 PM Eastern Daylight Time,       >(SNIP) >Most of the original mechanism was severely water >damaged. Apart from a few of the original offset chests which are being >reused most of the mechanism and about 1/3 of the pipework is new.   This seems to be quite a significant amount of new pipe work given that = the time around 1913 was a "golden age" for Casavant pipe work. Was it because =   a number of the wooden pipe ranks suffered irreparable water damage?   HD      
(back) Subject: New organ for St. _____________ From: "Evelyn Rowe" <efrowe@mindspring.com> Date: Sat, 09 Sep 2000 13:45:01 -0400   Dear Friends,   A couple of weeks ago I asked for information on some builders to give the =   parish where I was supplying. I'm now on a short list of three to be the interim or maybe even the long-term incumbent.   In the meantime, during the last week or two, the outgoing organist told = me that the vestry had decided on Peragallo in Paterson, New Jersey. I ran this by Eric Plutz and, as a graduate of the Choir College not far away, = he was quite a lot short of enthusiastic about this. The rector also told me =   it was going to be a tracker, and I'm not sure he knows what it means or = if that's what they are really planning.   Nothing I say is likely to make any difference at this point and could indeed cost me the job, but do any of you have experience with this = outfit?   Evie    
(back) Subject: Longwood Gardens =90olian From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Sat, 09 Sep 2000 10:44:11   ....and now, for something COMPLETELY different....   A good friend of mine (and hard-working secretary of the Friends of Wanni= e) has pointed me to the 1929 DuPont =C6olian organ at Longwood Gardens in t= hat city that's closed a lot, according to W.C. Fields. Any impressions of this instrument from the august board members? Possibly the last big =C6olian built before the merger, if memory serves me correctly.   DeserTBoB  
(back) Subject: Re: Longwood Gardens =C6olian From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Sat, 09 Sep 2000 11:26:08 -0700   It lost its original elegant (if a BIT elephantine) console, which is now playing another organ somewhere else (?) ... but the present Moller conso= le is supposed to be replaced by a replica of the original, but with solid-stat= e innards, I think.   I've only heard it in recordings ... LUSH, LUSH, LUSH!!!   Cheers,   Bud   Bob Scarborough wrote:   > ...and now, for something COMPLETELY different.... > > A good friend of mine (and hard-working secretary of the Friends of Wan= nie) > has pointed me to the 1929 DuPont =C6olian organ at Longwood Gardens in= that > city that's closed a lot, according to W.C. Fields. Any impressions of > this instrument from the august board members? Possibly the last big > =C6olian built before the merger, if memory serves me correctly. > > 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: Longwood Gardens =C6olian From: <KurtvonS@aol.com> Date: Sat, 9 Sep 2000 14:48:38 EDT   The big Aeolian is quite a magnificent instrument. I'll never forget the faces at a convention concert a few years ago when the 5 32-ft stops and = high pressures unleashed behind the tapestry scrim! The original console is at =   the Ocean Grove Auditorium now, where it controls a monster instrument = with a few of the original H-J ranks included.  
(back) Subject: Re: Longwood Gardens Aeolian From: <BooBoo8800@aol.com> Date: Sat, 9 Sep 2000 14:50:16 EDT   List--   The original Aeolian console is now in Ocean Grove, New Jersey playing the =   Hope-Jones organ. This summer, the Longwood people began a long, five = year process of complete renovation of the entire organ (all 152 ranks) and a brand new console. Peter Richard Conte is artistically in charge of this project.   Scott Myers  
(back) Subject: Re: PC Organ Instructions From: "Robert Ehrhardt" <r_ehrh@bellsouth.net> Date: Sat, 9 Sep 2000 14:04:05 -0500   Tried it twice and got a file of unknown type with 0 bytes.   Robert Ehrhardt Noel Mem. UMC http://www.noelumc.org   ----- Original Message ----- From: <MickBerg@aol.com> To: <EORG-L@lists.gulfcst.com>; <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Friday, September 08, 2000 12:48 PM Subject: PC Organ Instructions     > 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. > > "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: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Sat, 09 Sep 2000 14:00:52 -0500   Hugh Drogemuller wrote: > > At 08:40 09/09/2000 -0500, John Speller wrote: > > > In a message dated 9/8/00 6:55:58 PM Eastern Daylight Time, > > >(SNIP) > >Most of the original mechanism was severely water > >damaged. Apart from a few of the original offset chests which are = being > >reused most of the mechanism and about 1/3 of the pipework is new. > > This seems to be quite a significant amount of new pipe work given that = the > time around 1913 was a "golden age" for Casavant pipe work. Was it = because > a number of the wooden pipe ranks suffered irreparable water damage?   Only a handful of wooden pipes were damaged and these have all been repaired. All the old pipework except the facade pipes (which remained in Syracuse) has been incorporated into the new instrument. There are 65 new facade pipes belonging to the 16' Double Open Diapason, Great First & Second Opens and Pedal Octave, plus 6 dummies. The new pipework expands the original scheme and comprises:   Swell:   8' Dolce Celeste (to celeste with existing 8' Dolcissimo) Plein Jeu IV Rks. 4' Clarion (a curious omission from the original organ)   Choir:   8' Unda Maris (to celeste with existing Dulciana) 2.2/3' Nazard 2' Flute 1.3/5' Tierce Mixture IV Rks.   Pedal:   8' Octave   In addition, two ranks by Casavant 1973 are being included -- Pedal 4' Choral Bass and Mixture IV Rks.   This makes a total of 20 ranks additional to the original Casavant scheme of 1914/1917 plus the facade pipes. This is actually more like 1/4 new pipework than 1/3. My apologies for exaggerating the first time, when I wasn't actually looking at the stoplist!   John  
(back) Subject: Re: Longwood Gardens =90olian From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Sat, 09 Sep 2000 12:00:23   At 11:26 AM 9/9/2000 -0700, Bud-by-the-beach wrote: >It lost its original elegant (if a BIT elephantine) console, which is no= w >playing another organ somewhere else<snip>   Ah, yes....it is now controlling the Ocean Grove "collection" organ, most= ly erroneously attributed to Hope-Jones. I managed to scrounge up a good pi= c of the original =C6olian console. It's somewhat reminiscent of the John Hayes Hammond residence console, although considerably more "elephantine"= , as Bud suggests! I would think the original would be more ergonomic, wit= h tongue tabs on angled jambs, than the infernal, archiac drawknobs, which today servce no useful purpose other than that they "look cool". Of course, all bets are off on THIS issue if one trends towards the "tracker-backer/slippy-slider retro-fad" crowd!   DeserTBoB  
(back) Subject: Re: Longwood Gardens =C6olian From: "Claire" <fleahopper@earthlink.net> Date: Sat, 09 Sep 2000 15:53:29 -0400   Just to set the record straight - I'm not the secretary - just a volunteer= =20 & as for hard-working..... it's a lot of fun!!!!! :)) Claire       >A good friend of mine (and hard-working secretary of the Friends of Wannie) >has pointed me to the 1929 DuPont =C6olian organ at Longwood Gardens in= that      
(back) Subject: Interesting item on eBay web site item#432867566: !!ANTIQUE PIPE ORGAN COLLECTOR/BLDRS. DREAM!! From: <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Sat, 09 Sep 2000 13:00:14 PDT   WHATTA DEAL!   Here ya go...an "Estey-inna-box" for the aspiring Estey wag! Check out = those W. Virginia spellings of stop names...truly unique!   ONLY $15000!   Title of item: !!ANTIQUE PIPE ORGAN COLLECTOR/BLDRS. DREAM!! Seller: jharvey@greenbrierantiques.com Starts: Sep-08-00 18:10:08 PDT Ends: Sep-18-00 18:10:08 PDT Price: Starts at $15,000.00 To bid on the item, go = to: http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3D432867566     Item Description: We are offering a 1928 Estey Pipe Organ, complete with 11 ranks, 2 = manuals, at 72 pipes per rank, for a total of 803 pipes, for the basic = unit, with extras as described here. Stops: Diapason,8': Open, Violin, = gevgian, stopped. Traence Flute 4', Duclciana 8', Vox Celeste 8', = Salisiconal 8', Labial oboe 8', Libise Qedede 16', Bourdon 16'. Pipes = include: open diapason w/ chest 8'. Carnocepean 8'. Vial De Orches 49 = pipes@4'. Wood french horn. Open Wood flute 16'. bourdon 16'. Melodia 8'. = Bordon Flute 8'. Bourdon pipes and 2 chests 16' w/ 2 pressures. Open = dispason front pipes. 7 ranks of Bass & pipes@ 8'. Fagotta Bass 12 note = 16'. Pihichr organ. Lots of pipes8'-approx. 50. Other pieces: 3x5 = resevoir. Offset small resevior for pedal pipes. 3-Estey chests. 73 note = w/all parts 5 rank chrot. Chest for fagotta 16'. Blower Box. Rectifier. = Swell shutters. Rocker Beam and Parts. A 12x20 building of pipe organ = parts. The Estey is complete. It has been disassembled and is in very good = condition   Visit eBay, the world's largest Personal Trading Community at = http://www.ebay.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Interesting item on eBay web site item#432867566: !!ANTIQUE PIPE ORGAN COLLECTOR/BLDRS. DREAM!! From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Sat, 09 Sep 2000 15:19:52 -0500   desertbob@rglobal.net wrote: > > WHATTA DEAL! > > Here ya go...an "Estey-inna-box" for the aspiring Estey wag! Check out = those W. Virginia spellings of stop names...truly unique! > > ONLY $15000!   Amazing! Do you think an extra 0 has crept in by mistake, or do you really think they are expecting to get $15,000 for that ... ?   John.  
(back) Subject: Aeolian consoles From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Sat, 09 Sep 2000 13:35:21 -0700   One of the most ergonomically comfortable consoles I ever played was a two-manual Aeolian which came out of the mansion of Edward Bok, builder of the Bok Tower carillon and gardens in Lake Wales, FL ... it was installed in the Methodist Church in Bartow, FL, where I was assistant organist 1956-1962. Simply EVERYTHING was within easy reach without stretching or twisting. The console was elaborately carved rosewood, having come out of a home.   I have often wondered why other builders didn't use the angled banks of horizontally-tilting tabs. Was it a matter of patents, or was it more difficult to apply a moving combination action to the tabs, once moving combinations won out over "blind"?   This organ, of course, had preset "blind" pistons, and two floating divisions: Choir and Echo. The Choir was made up of INDEPENDENT Vox humanas at 16-8-8-8-4 (!). I climbed up into the chamber and CHECKED. There were SEVEN Vox humanas total: the five in the Choir, one in the Echo, and one in the duplexed Main organ.   Sadly, the organ was flooded when a hurricane took the roof off the north transcept Main chamber. A hobbyist bought the console ... I don't know if he ever came back for the pipes. The present organ is a second-hand McManis unit organ.   The FIRST organ in this church was a seven-rank Estey Model "L", which was given to Mulberry Methodist Church when they got the Aeolian ... the Estey was the first pipe organ I ever played, at age nine (grin).   At one time the larger Aeolian in the Ringling Mansion in Sarasota was for sale ... St. Paul's in Winter Haven almost bought it ... but I understand it was retained and restored, and is now played for visitors via the player mechanism. The player mechanism had been removed from the Bartow organ, but some remnants remained deep in the console ... they would hiss and clank eerily at the ODDEST times, seemingly of their own accord.   Cheers,   Bud    
(back) Subject: Re: Interesting item on eBay web site item#432867566: !!ANTIQUE PIPE ORGAN COLLECTOR/BLDRS. DREAM!! From: "Claire" <fleahopper@earthlink.net> Date: Sat, 09 Sep 2000 16:43:17 -0400     > > > ONLY $15000! > >Amazing! Do you think an extra 0 has crept in by mistake, or do you >really think they are expecting to get $15,000 for that ... ?   Anything down in the Greenbriar area is $$$$$$ They prob. think it's worth that :)) Claire    
(back) Subject: Trinity XII - St. Matthew's, Newport Beach CA (X-posted) From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Sat, 09 Sep 2000 13:49:44 -0700   Voluntary - Improvisation - Oldroyd Processional - There's a Wideness In God's Mercy - Beecher Introit - Deus in adjutorium - Griesbacher Kyrie - Willan Gloria - Scottish Chant Gradual - Benedicam Dominum - fauxbourdon, Tone 6 Alleluia - Domine Deus - fauxbourdon, Tone 6 Anthem - The Lord Reigneth - Carrie Adams, c. 1900 (grin) Sanctus - Willan Amen - Robinson in D Agnus - Willan Communion - De fructu operum - Griesbacher Communion Hymns 1. King of My Life, I Crown Thee Now - Lead Me To Calvary 2. Victim Divine, Thy Grace We Claim - Farmborough (how's THAT for a mix?!) Recessional - On Our Way Rejoicing - Hermas Voluntary - Alla marcia - Henry Coleman   There's a story behind the Adams ... the Lorenz family was German Lutherans, and evidently at one time there were enough German-language Lutheran choirs to merit publishing the Lorenz choir magazines in German/English editions. This is from one such ... great fun ... we're doing it in English, though (grin). There's a picture of Carrie in the magazine ... good thing she could make a living writing music (grin).   Cheers,   Bud      
(back) Subject: Re: Aeolian consoles From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Sat, 09 Sep 2000 13:48:43   At 01:35 PM 9/9/2000 -0700, you wrote: >I have often wondered why other builders didn't use the angled banks of >horizontally-tilting tabs. Was it a matter of patents, or was it more >difficult to apply a moving combination action to the tabs, once moving >combinations won out over "blind"?<snip>   Tongue tabs are infinately easier to move via combination action than are drawknobs, but drawknobs have more "snob appeal"...for whatever THAT'S worth is quite debatable, as is all the "retro-fad" nonsense I rail = against constantly. They're also easier to register "on the fly" than drawknobs, as I've found out from years of experience. Tilt tabs are also handy, but take up more real estate.   >The Choir was made up of INDEPENDENT Vox >humanas at 16-8-8-8-4 (!).<snip>   QUITE a collection of ooohs and ahhhs...as well as eeeees and uuuuus!   DeserTBoB  
(back) Subject: Re: Longwood Gardens =90olian From: "antoni scott" <ascott@epix.net> Date: Sat, 09 Sep 2000 16:52:14 -0400   To the List:   I played the Longwood Gardens Aeolian organ many years ago, but was not impressed. I think the poor acoustics in the ballroom had much to do with it. I heard Conte play it in 1992 for a Christmas concert and had a similar impression. I am sure it would sound fine in a big church.     Antoni Scott  
(back) Subject: Re: Aeolian Vox humani From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Sat, 09 Sep 2000 14:02:42 -0700   This console had about forty stops and couplers on the two jambs, as I = recall, and it wasn't huge.     > >The Choir was made up of INDEPENDENT Vox > >humanas at 16-8-8-8-4 (!).<snip> > > QUITE a collection of ooohs and ahhhs...as well as eeeees and uuuuus! > > DeserTBoB >   They DID actually speak with different vowel sounds! The 16' Bass Vox = Humana was the nicest of the lot, played up an octave ... big, fat, squatty = resonators .... but OH MY, when you played that bottom octave ... sounded like a = possum fart in a 55 gallon oil drum (grin).   Cheers,   Bud    
(back) Subject: Re: Longwood Gardens =C6olian From: <ManderUSA@aol.com> Date: Sat, 9 Sep 2000 17:43:38 EDT   In a message dated 9/9/2000 2:49:39 PM Eastern Daylight Time, KurtvonS@aol.com writes:   << I'll never forget the faces at a convention concert a few years ago when the 5 32-ft stops and high pressures unleashed behind the tapestry scrim! >>   Was this at the very fine Wilmington regional convention some years ago? I =   was there, and at Longwood, sat on the chamber side of Vernon De Tar, who = was really suffering at all the sound. When the high pressure stuff = "happened," I covered his ears, for which he warmly thanked me.   It was Lee Irwin, if I recall correctly, and he really played the thing brilliantly and in the style to which it hopes to become accustomed.   It was the grand piano that made me jump. I had not done my homework, and = was not expecting it.   Cheers,   Malcolm Wechsler www.mander-organs.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Interesting item on eBay web site item#432867566: !!ANTIQUE PIPE ORGAN COLLECTOR/BLDRS. DREAM!! From: "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org> Date: Sat, 9 Sep 2000 17:55:54 -0400   > WHATTA DEAL! > > Here ya go...an "Estey-inna-box" for the aspiring Estey wag! Check out those W. Virginia spellings of stop names...truly unique!   Isn't this the one that was up for bid about a month ago? Only this time = he didn't post the photos of the console with the miniature keyboard stops.   tlw    
(back) Subject: Re: PC Organ Instructions From: "john cormack-BellAtlantic" <jcorm@bellatlantic.net> Date: Sat, 9 Sep 2000 17:54:23 -0400   Did not work for me. Netscape says file is empty. -- John Cormack jcorm@bellatlantic.net ----- Original Message ----- From: <MickBerg@aol.com> To: <EORG-L@lists.gulfcst.com>; <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Friday, September 08, 2000 1:48 PM Subject: PC Organ Instructions     > 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. > > "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: Longwood Gardens =C6olian From: <DudelK@aol.com> Date: Sat, 9 Sep 2000 18:05:20 EDT   Lots of information and some wonderful photos at: http://www.longwoodgardens.org/Organ/Organ.htm   There are several CDs currently available plus a video that shows some of = the grounds and fountains as well as the organ.   It's a rather extraordinary place -- too bad it's not close enough to Washington for more frequent visits.   DudelK Washington, DC  
(back) Subject: A Hutchings organ and a mystery (X-posted) From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Sat, 09 Sep 2000 16:12:14 -0700   SOMEBODY sent me via snail-mail info on a three-manual Hutchings organ presently located in a bookstore in Pennsylvania ... electrocuted with a new console by Laws in the '20's (?), etc. etc. etc. The letter included an evaluation by an organ-person in Pennsylvania.   The letter ends, "if you want more info, e-mail me", and APPEARED to be signed "Judy", but Judy doesn't know anything about it. Anybody got a clue? I don't (grin) ... nothing unusual in THAT. There was no return address on the snail-mail.   Cheers,   Bud    
(back) Subject: Re: Longwood Gardens =90olian From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Sat, 09 Sep 2000 18:10:24 -0500   ManderUSA@aol.com wrote: > > In a message dated 9/9/2000 2:49:39 PM Eastern Daylight Time, > KurtvonS@aol.com writes: > > << I'll never forget the > faces at a convention concert a few years ago when the 5 32-ft stops = and > high > pressures unleashed behind the tapestry scrim! >> > > Was this at the very fine Wilmington regional convention some years ago? = I > was there, and at Longwood, sat on the chamber side of Vernon De Tar, = who was > really suffering at all the sound. When the high pressure stuff = "happened," I > covered his ears, for which he warmly thanked me.   The room is definitely not the place to hear this organ, which reminds me of an earthquake experienced rather curiously through someone's old socks. From the courtyard outside, however, with the windows open, the instrument is glorious, and it was probably from the courtyard sipping Martinis that Mr. Dupont originally intended his instrument to be heard.   John.  
(back) Subject: Re: JAX FL organ From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Sat, 9 Sep 2000 20:01:09 EDT   In a message dated 9/9/00 2:05:47 AM Eastern Daylight Time, orge@dreamscape.com writes:   << Will let you all know as I send my snooping dogs on the tape trail (Bruce, can I borrow your beagles for the task?) :-) >>   You must wait until it starts to snow, but then you have to have all four = of us!!! arooooooooooooooooooooooooooo     Bruce Cremona502@cs.com in the Beagles' Nest with the Baskerbeagles visit the Cornely pack at Holwling Acres: Ourworld.cs.com/Brucon502