PipeChat Digest #1600B - Sunday, September 10, 2000
 
Re: Longwood Gardens =C6olian
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Longwood Gardens =C6olian
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Re: Longwood Gardens =C6olian
  by <DudelK@aol.com>
Re: Longwood Gardens =C6olian
  by <DudelK@aol.com>
Re: Aeolian consoles
  by "Evelyn Rowe" <efrowe@mindspring.com>
short people
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: Longwood Gardens =C6olian
  by <KurtvonS@aol.com>
Bad Upload of PC Organ instructions
  by <MickBerg@aol.com>
Re: Bad Upload of PC Organ instructions
  by "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@catoe.org>
Re: A Hutchings organ and a mystery (X-posted)
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Longwood Gardens =C6olian
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Aeolian consoles
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Longwood Gardens =C6olian
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Bad Upload of PC Organ instructions
  by <MickBerg@aol.com>
 


(back) Subject: Re: Longwood Gardens =C6olian From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Sat, 9 Sep 2000 20:01:11 EDT   In a message dated 9/9/00 2:02:38 PM Eastern Daylight Time,=20 desertbob@rglobal.net writes:   << 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 tha= t city that's closed a lot, according to W.C. Fields. Any impressions of this instrument from the august board members? >>   I'm not clear about what is "closed alot": the city, the organ??? ... and=20= I=20 thought that W. C. Fields was pushing up daisies!   Don't know whether I'm august or not (although I WAS born then, so at least=20 I'm a Leo!), but we heard the Longwood Gardens organ at the Connecticut OHS=20 convention and it really is a beauty. It was really nice to walk around the= =20 garden and hear those luscious sounds drooling out of the French doors. We= =20 thought we heard some cute little baroque reeds, but it turned out to be som= e=20 workmen with power tools!!! It's definitely well equipped with goo, but it= =20 packs enough whollop to blow the pollen of the flowers and scare the fish!! I sure hope it isn't sitting silent!   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: Longwood Gardens =C6olian From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> Date: Sat, 9 Sep 2000 19:08:59 -0500   At 8:01 PM -0400 9/9/00, Cremona502@cs.com wrote: >Don't know whether I'm august or not (although I WAS born then, so at = least >I'm a Leo!), but we heard the Longwood Gardens organ at the Connecticut = OHS >convention and it really is a beauty.   At the CONNECTICUT Convention???? Isn't Longwood Gardens a bit of a trek from Connecticut?? I seem to remember it is in Delaware   David    
(back) Subject: Re: Longwood Gardens =C6olian From: <DudelK@aol.com> Date: Sat, 9 Sep 2000 20:19:28 EDT   In a message dated 9/9/00 8:10:05 PM Eastern Daylight Time, david@blackiris.com writes:   << seem to remember it is in Delaware >> No, kids, it's at Kennett Square, Pennsylvania -- but it is just a tad = across the Delaware line and up the road from Winterthur and just a few minutes outside Wilmington. You know you're in Pa., because they charge sales tax = in the shop, which those wonderful folks in Delaware don't! You do all know = that Kennett Square is the mushroom capital of the US? There's even a mushroom museum near Longwood.   DudelK Washington, DC  
(back) Subject: Re: Longwood Gardens =C6olian From: <DudelK@aol.com> Date: Sat, 9 Sep 2000 20:20:47 EDT   In a message dated 9/9/00 8:03:16 PM Eastern Daylight Time, = Cremona502@cs.com writes:   << I'm not clear about what is "closed alot": the city, the organ??? ... = and I thought that W. C. Fields was pushing up daisies! >> I presume that is a reference to Philthadamndelphia -- which is about 30 miles from Longwood. Actually, the organ doesn't seem to be used much = except during the Christmas season and up until about Easter. There is a complete =   list of programs at the web site.   Now get back to your martinis!   DudelK Washington, DC  
(back) Subject: Re: Aeolian consoles From: "Evelyn Rowe" <efrowe@mindspring.com> Date: Sat, 09 Sep 2000 20:35:58 -0400   At 01:48 PM 9/9/00 +0000, DesertBob wrote:   >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.   It's also much easier to hit the wrong tab but harder to locate the right drawknob when needed (Mark Husey showed me how to use little Post-It notes =   to mark them). I do like the over-the-manuals arrangement of tabs simply because I'm only 5'1" and can't reach over to the left with my right arm while playing with the left hand and vice versa.   I have seen and tried out a console that was ergonomically suited to tall people, but I have yet to find one that really works for short people ("Short people ain't got no reason,/Short people ain't got no reason to live..."). If the bench goes down I can't see the music rack very well, which creates problems if I want to shrink my scores instead of getting some one to turn pages for me.   Evie   Evie    
(back) Subject: short people From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Sat, 09 Sep 2000 17:55:01 -0700   Evie, there was a delightful lady in my choir at All Saints', San Diego = who was also rather a good organist ... she couldn't have BEEN five feet tall ... = she literally had to stand UP on the pedals to play them, but she could do it!   Cheers,   Bud        
(back) Subject: Re: Longwood Gardens =C6olian From: <KurtvonS@aol.com> Date: Sat, 9 Sep 2000 21:11:57 EDT   In a message dated 9/9/00 7:03:16 PM Central Daylight Time, Cremona502@cs.co= m=20 writes:   << We=20 thought we heard some cute little baroque reeds, but it turned out to be=20 some=20 workmen with power tools!!! >> No, Beaglebruce....there really some "cute little baroque reeds" in there. =20 M=F6ller changed a few ranks in the Choir when they installed the console. =20  
(back) Subject: Bad Upload of PC Organ instructions From: <MickBerg@aol.com> Date: Sat, 9 Sep 2000 22:12:07 EDT   Hi folks. My apologies to everyone. I think I know what I did wrong. I told AOL it = was a text file, when of course it is a zip file, and therefore binary. I will =   try again and test the upload more thoroughly. I hope you will consider = the instructions worth waiting for when I finally get my act together! Don't know when I will get to it, it's Emmys weekend......... Mick.  
(back) Subject: Re: Bad Upload of PC Organ instructions From: "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@catoe.org> Date: Sat, 09 Sep 2000 21:46:37 -0500     > Don't >know when I will get to it, it's Emmys weekend......... >Mick.   Sure hope that Emmys your wife....would hate to think that TV takes priority over the important stuff!!!!!!   :-) jch    
(back) Subject: Re: A Hutchings organ and a mystery (X-posted) From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Sat, 9 Sep 2000 22:52:36 EDT   In a message dated 9/9/00 7:09:08 PM Eastern Daylight Time, quilisma@socal.rr.com writes:   << SOMEBODY sent me via snail-mail info on a three-manual Hutchings organ presently located in a bookstore in Pennsylvania >>   Bud.... Try contacting Patrick Murphy < PMurphy129@aol.com > . His webpage is < www.pjmorgans.com >. He is in Stowe PA. Nice guy, honest, does gorgeous work, etc. I know him through OHS.   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: Longwood Gardens =C6olian From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Sat, 9 Sep 2000 22:52:41 EDT   In a message dated 9/9/00 8:09:35 PM Eastern Daylight Time, david@blackiris.com writes:   << At the CONNECTICUT Convention???? Isn't Longwood Gardens a bit of a trek from Connecticut?? I seem to remember it is in Delaware >>   Sorry about that! It was the Pennsylvania Convention and Longwood = Gardens are in Kennett Square, PA.   Justin Hartz was organist for us and played:   Festival Toccata ... Percy Fletcher Fountain Reverie ... Percy Fletcher Melody ... Horatio Parker The Thrush ... Ralph Kinder Prelude & Fugue on BACH ... Liszt Selections from "The Motion Picture Organist" trans Firmin Swinnen ....Orientale ... Cesar Cui ....Twilight ... H A Cesek Hymn: I Come to the Garden Alone (! what else???) Grand Sonata in E-flat major, op 22 ... Dudley Buck Tico-Tico (arr. Ethel Smith) Zequinha Abreu   T'was a wonderful experience of sniffin' flow'rs and listening to birdies = and pipes singing!!   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: Aeolian consoles From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Sat, 9 Sep 2000 22:52:42 EDT   In a message dated 9/9/00 8:34:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, efrowe@mindspring.com writes:   << It's also much easier to hit the wrong tab but harder to locate the = right drawknob when needed (Mark Husey showed me how to use little Post-It = notes to mark them). >>   I hate to brag!!!! but I don't have any trouble with drawknobs, even on strange instruments of large proportion.... they're not all that = different. Nothing irritates me more (registration wise!!) than hitting a stop = tongue and having it defiantly pop right back up. I don't think they're as attractive either, and, let's face it folks, we ARE artists and are/should = be concerned with aesthetics! Stop tabs are ugly, ugly, UGLY! ... OK, except on Wurtilizers!   And, speaking of aesthetics. Post-it notes are sooooooooooo tacky. I = hate going to recitals and seeing all of the turn-pagers instructions dotting = the music. It looks like the music has hives! Lordy! and if they're on the =   stop knobs too. Ye Gods, folks. Playing the organ just shouldn't be THAT =   hard. How would you feel if you were getting on an airplane and looked = into the cockpit and there were post-it notes all over the instrument panel?? = <G>   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: Longwood Gardens =C6olian From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Sat, 9 Sep 2000 22:54:01 EDT   In a message dated 9/9/00 9:12:36 PM Eastern Daylight Time, KurtvonS@aol.com= =20 writes:   << No, Beaglebruce....there really some "cute little baroque reeds" in there= ..=20 =20 M=F6ller changed a few ranks in the Choir when they installed the console.=20= =20 >>   Moller reeds.... power tools.... how ever could I make that mistake (but=20 these were power tools... they wuz being used by power workmen!!) <G>   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: Bad Upload of PC Organ instructions From: <MickBerg@aol.com> Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2000 01:43:44 EDT   It does in my case, I'm working the show! I've never watched it and = probably never will! Typical L.A. attitude, when I said it was Emmys weekend, I = just took it for granted that people would understand that I would be working = it, not watching it! Mick.