PipeChat Digest #1600C - Monday, September 11, 2000
 
Re: Longwood Gardens =C6olian
  by "Rebekah Ingram" <rringram@syr.edu>
Organ Parts for Sale
  by "Rebekah Ingram" <rringram@syr.edu>
Re: Longwood Gardens =C6olian
  by <TRACKELECT@cs.com>
Boston OHS Convention!
  by "Stu Ballinger" <wa2bss@vh.net>
Allen 301 key contacts
  by "Bob Kinner" <rkinner@one.net>
Re: Allen 301 key contacts
  by <TRACKELECT@cs.com>
Re: Boston OHS Convention!
  by "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@catoe.org>
Re: Boston OHS Convention!
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Service Music--Holy Trinity GnvFL 13 Pentecost
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
moving day (X-posted)
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
National City Christian Church
  by "Brent Johnson" <bmjohns@fgi.net>
Re: National City Christian Church
  by "john cormack-BellAtlantic" <jcorm@bellatlantic.net>
Re: National City Christian Church
  by "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org>
Re: National City Christian Church
  by <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
Re: repertoire for Churches with beginning organists
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
PC Organ instructions Re-posted
  by <MickBerg@aol.com>
 


(back) Subject: Re: Longwood Gardens =C6olian From: "Rebekah Ingram" <rringram@syr.edu> Date: Sat, 9 Sep 2000 22:41:25 -0400     ----- Original Message ----- From: Bob Scarborough <desertbob@rglobal.net> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Saturday, September 09, 2000 10:44 AM Subject: Longwood Gardens =C6olian   > 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 > 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.   My grandparents live just down the road from Longwood. I first heard it w= hen I was about 8, when our parents took us to the gardens to see the Estate decorated for the holidays. For as long as I can remember they've had "sing-a-longs" there.   That organ has just about anything you could ask for. Most memorable are = all the percussion instruments--especially the gong. Pipe-wise, "lush" is an understatement (think Tubby Austin with Tubby 4'). Unfortunately, it's somewhat stuffed behind the walls of the ballroom. Pretty much the entire organ is located within about 12 feet of space (if memory serves), along = the entire length of the ballroom (not sure how long it is).   I wish I could remember more...   -Rebekah          
(back) Subject: Organ Parts for Sale From: "Rebekah Ingram" <rringram@syr.edu> Date: Sat, 9 Sep 2000 22:45:45 -0400   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0022_01C01AAF.B0F7C240 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Hi folks,   Some of you might remember Terry Nace who was on the list a while back. = =3D He's selling some organ parts that he's collected over the years, and =3D asked me to give you all a heads up. He's located in York, PA and I'm =3D not sure what he has, but it has to be a pretty extensive collection by = =3D now.=3D20   He can be reached at tibia@blazenet.net .   -Rebekah   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0022_01C01AAF.B0F7C240 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 content=3D3D"text/html; charset=3D3Diso-8859-1" =3D http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 5.00.2314.1000" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>Hi folks,</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>Some of you might remember Terry Nace who was on the = =3D list a=3D20 while back. He's selling some organ parts that he's collected over the =3D years,=3D20 and asked me to give you all a heads up. He's located in York, PA and =3D I'm not=3D20 sure what he has, but it has to be a pretty extensive collection by now. = =3D   </FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>He can be reached at <A=3D20 href=3D3D"mailto:tibia@blazenet.net">tibia@blazenet.net</A>&nbsp;.</FONT></= =3D DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>-Rebekah</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0022_01C01AAF.B0F7C240--    
(back) Subject: Re: Longwood Gardens =C6olian From: <TRACKELECT@cs.com> Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2000 13:04:19 EDT   In a message dated 9/9/00 2:49:16 PM Eastern Daylight Time, = KurtvonS@aol.com writes:   << 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. >>   The old Longwood console got a fifth manual this year and almost all of = the original (18 or so) H.J ranks are still there and working perfectly. Next year the auditorium organ will get a separate string division and most of = the pedal division will be replaced with totally new stuff. This will bring it = up to about 168 ranks. Eventually there will be an echo organ installed using =   the pipework from the original on new chests. The original echo was not = very reliable due to it's ceiling installation. I am currently making stoppers = for the 16' Tibia Plena to turn it into a 32' as the 16' Tibia Clausa cancels = it out due to standing waves in the concrete chamber and there is a need for = a soft 32' ( Diaphone, Bombarde, Trombone! )   Alan B  
(back) Subject: Boston OHS Convention! From: "Stu Ballinger" <wa2bss@vh.net> Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2000 13:48:22 -0400   Wonder if anyone else from "Pipechat" got to Boston for the Convention, & = had as much fun as I did? I really enjoyed the Hutching's @ the "Mission = Church" & "The Mother Church", plus St. Thomas Aquines ( Jamaca Plain! I also = really enjoyed the "Clambake"! It was nice sitting next to Lois Regestein, & = accross from Mary Ann Dodd? ( Not Sure, becuz of eyesight!, reading name tags!) Took Amtrak up (From Poughkeepsie), via NYC! Thanks,.stu Ballinger ( 1995 E.P.B.Fellow!) PS Am the Contact Person for Hud.Vly. Chapter (OHS!)  
(back) Subject: Allen 301 key contacts From: "Bob Kinner" <rkinner@one.net> Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2000 14:12:48 -0400   Dear Lists,   I have installed several ranks of pipes in our church to be played from the toaster, an Allen 301C. I would like to add an additional set of contacts - like those used to operate the celestes - to operate the pipework. Also would like to add a second reed switch to each pedal.   Any suggestions as to a source for same? The local Allen tech has yet to respond to my request.   Thanks, Bob -- Bob Kinner AA8FH rkinner@one.net "If at first you don't succeed, switch to power tools." Red Green      
(back) Subject: Re: Allen 301 key contacts From: <TRACKELECT@cs.com> Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2000 14:57:22 EDT   In a message dated 9/10/00 2:14:21 PM Eastern Daylight Time, = rkinner@one.net writes:   << I have installed several ranks of pipes in our church to be played from the toaster, an Allen 301C. I would like to add an additional set of contacts - like those used to operate the celestes - to operate the pipework. Also would like to add a second reed switch to each pedal. Any suggestions as to a source for same? The local Allen tech has yet to respond to my request. >> There are many sources for these types of parts. I usually use Mouser Electronics (www.mouser.com) or Parts Express (www.partsexpress.com). Digikey Inc. also has a wide variety of parts. Keep adding pipes and = someday you be able to throw away the toaster. Good luck>   Alan B  
(back) Subject: Re: Boston OHS Convention! From: "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@catoe.org> Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2000 17:52:20 -0500   At 01:48 PM 09/10/2000 -0400, you wrote: >Wonder if anyone else from "Pipechat" got to Boston for the Convention, & = had >as much fun as I did?     Yes Stu, There was a healthy contingent from this list in Boston. Btw if you didn't get your fill of steak and lobster it was your own fault. For my own part I had a great time and have heard that same sentiment echoed heartily on this list.   Jon    
(back) Subject: Re: Boston OHS Convention! From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2000 20:00:26 EDT   In a message dated 9/10/00 1:52:39 PM Eastern Daylight Time, wa2bss@vh.net =   writes:   << Wonder if anyone else from "Pipechat" got to Boston for the Convention, = & had as much fun as I did? >>   I did. Had a veritable blast and got to see many many good friends. I enjoyed seeing the beautiful churches, organs, and a wonderful city, and = the several dogs who gave me slurpies in the Common!! ;-)   Bruce Cremona502@cs.com in the Beagles' Nest with the Baskerbeagles visit the Cornely pack at Holwling Acres: Ourworld.cs.com/Brucon502  
(back) Subject: Service Music--Holy Trinity GnvFL 13 Pentecost From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2000 20:00:30 EDT   The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost -- 10 September 2000 Holy Trinity Episcopal Church -- Gainesville FL Fr. Jeremy Hole, Preacher Fr. Jim Wright, Celebrant David Benson, Organist & Music Director   Music Preceding the Service -- O God, Thou Faithful God (1,2,4,9). . . = Bach Hymn in Processions (Rustington) Round the Lord in Glory Seated Kyrie (*Litany of the Saints* Proulx) Sequence Hymn (Laudate Dominum) O Praise Ye the Lord At the Offertory, Anthem Praise ... Rowley Offertory Hymn (Down Ampney) Come Down, O Love Divine Sanctus & Agnus Dei (Powell) Communion Music -- Prelude on Herr Jesu Christ ... Reger Communion Hymns-- (Herr Jesu Christ) O Saving Victim; (Bryn Calfaria) Lord =   Enthroned in Heavenly Splendor; (Adoro devote) Humbly I Adore Thee; (Omni =   die) For the Bread Which You Have Broken) Hymn in Procession (Deus tuorum militum) O Love, How Deep, How Broad, How = High   The first hymn always makes my day. It's just so excruciatingly Anglican. = The tenor line makes a nice desant if you've had your wheaties!! Praise = by Rowley is nice, but the ending seems weak to me; I want a big 4-part = choral ending instead of unison and the chord on the organ at the end with no = pedal, sort of leaves things hanging. However, throughout the first lesson, Jennings "Springs in the Desert" ran through my head. Anybody daring = enough to do it!!!! It's one of my favorites from cathedral days. Yummy!   Choir rehearsal started last week. It is so great to have that to look forward to again: Durufle "Ubi Caritas", a really cool setting of psalm = 23 by somebody (duh)*, and lots more really wonderful music. This just beats =   the heck out of playing and directing!!       Bruce Cremona502@cs.com in the Beagles' Nest with the Baskerbeagles visit the Cornely pack at Holwling Acres: Ourworld.cs.com/Brucon502  
(back) Subject: moving day (X-posted) From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2000 17:44:05 -0700   It's official: our Christmas Eve service will be our last service on Westcliff Drive. Everything will be moved to the new location or storage that week; the first service in the new location (wherever THAT gets to be) will be Dec. 31st.   First choice is a warehouse/office space in an industrial park closer to the site of the new church that we can have 24/7 and set up and LEAVE set up; second choice is sharing with another church or synagogue. Third choice is an auditorium, school, etc.   If anybody lives in the area, the boundaries of where we're looking are I-405 on the east, Newport Blvd on the north, the ocean on the west, and Laguna Canyon Road on the south ... ANY leads would be MOST appreciated.   Cheers,   Bud St. Matthew's-the-Perigrinatious      
(back) Subject: National City Christian Church From: "Brent Johnson" <bmjohns@fgi.net> Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2000 21:18:24 -0500   This Sunday I'm going to be attending National City Christian Church in Washington, D.C. I've heard a little about the organ and organist from a friend in the choir. From what I understand, it's a pretty amazing place. There's a 140+ rank Moller, I'm told, with some pipework from the original Skinner. I thought I would check and see if any of you have any other interesting information to share about this place before I see it. Thanks! Brent Johnson The Organ Web Ring http://www.organwebring.com The Theatre Organ Web Ring http://www.organwebring.com/theatre      
(back) Subject: Re: National City Christian Church From: "john cormack-BellAtlantic" <jcorm@bellatlantic.net> Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2000 22:31:58 -0400   Brent,   I think it is the best sounding pipe organ in the Wash DC area. They have quite a few organ concerts but unfortunately they are on Thursday's at = Noon, geared to the working crowd during the lunch hour. I work in a suburb of Wash DC and can never be there. :-(   I sure wish they would have the concerts in the evenings or weekends.   The sound in incredible, wonderful acoustics, little reverberation, with great clarity.   -- John Cormack jcorm@bellatlantic.net      
(back) Subject: Re: National City Christian Church From: "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org> Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2000 23:08:28 -0400   > I think it is the best sounding pipe organ in the Wash DC area. They = have > quite a few organ concerts but unfortunately they are on Thursday's at = Noon, > geared to the working crowd during the lunch hour. I work in a suburb of > Wash DC and can never be there. :-( > Pity. Is there a weekend concert series? I live in Reston.   Cheers, TommyLee    
(back) Subject: Re: National City Christian Church From: <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net> Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2000 23:35:49 -0400 (EDT)   It is the "quote unquote" cathedral church of the Disciples of Christ denomination. Not the largest congregation, by any stretch.   I once worked w/ a man in Florida who went there as youth director, but that was a while ago.    
(back) Subject: Re: repertoire for Churches with beginning organists From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2000 01:07:43 EDT   In a message dated 8/29/2000 9:18:32 PM Pacific Daylight Time, RonSeverin@aol.com writes:   << Repertoire: I may be able to help you with this. There are a lot of composers who are terrific at making music easy and interesting. Gordon Young, = Charles Callahan, Wilber Held and a whole host of others. They write wonderful = easy works for the busy or beginning organist. A great many are based upon the chorals you mentioned. Paul Manz wrote some interesting collections of = his work, well over 10 books and over 100 pieces. Augsburg Press has several volumes of easy suitable music for the liturgical seasons of the year, = and some are hard bound. The Parish Organist is a series of books for the = Church Year. That in itself should keep one busy for a very, very long time. The thing I like about those mentioned above, is that there are only good serviceable pieces, no junk! Paul Manz may be a challenge, but in time with slow practice, and a good organ they can all be mastered. There are some easy pieces sprinkled through, along with medium and difficult = works. All are interesting and useful. Old English Organ Music edited by C.H. Treavor Oxford University Press 6 volumes are very worth while. Also the Church organist's Golden Treasury edited = by Carl F. Pfatteicher and Archibald T. Davidson in three volumes. They = comprise the Great Masters of the Organ including Bach, Walther, etc. Oliver Ditson Company a Theodore Presser Company, Byrn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Get all of them! Bach's eight little preludes and Fugues, Johann Krebs 50 Preludes and fugues in two volumes, very easy, Marcel Dupre's 79 Choral preludes mostly easy in one volume. Early English keyboard Music, "Voluntaries" in two volumes edited by Don McAfee, McAfee Music Corporation, works by Croft, Greene, = Boyce and of course John Stanley. This should keep you busy for the rest of your life! REGARDS, Ron Severin >>  
(back) Subject: PC Organ instructions Re-posted From: <MickBerg@aol.com> Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2000 01:07:50 EDT   Hello everyone.   I have fixed my mistake in uploading the PCOrgan instructions to my Home Page. I have successfully downloaded it on a Macintosh, where I unzipped = the files using Aladdin Stuffit. And several people have successfully = downloaded it to a PC. So there should be no more problems. Chapters 4 and 5 should = be appearing soon! URL is <http://hometown.aol.com/mickberg/myhomepage/profilehtml>   Mick Berg.