PipeChat Digest #1600R - Friday, September 22, 2000
 
Church of the Covenant, Cleveland
  by "Barry H Bodie MD" <bbodie@InfoAve.Net>
Re: consulting
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Unequal Temperaments in Cents
  by <MickBerg@aol.com>
Re: Church of the Covenant, Cleveland
  by <Mark85inCT@aol.com>
RE: consulting
  by "Randy Terry" <randyterry@laumc.org>
Re: Unequal Temperaments in Cents
  by <support@opensystemsorgans.com>
RE: Church of the Covenant, Cleveland
  by "Randy Terry" <randyterry@laumc.org>
Re: consulting
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
RE: Church of the Covenant, Cleveland
  by "Dr. Darryl Miller" <organdok@safari.net>
Re: Church of the Covenant, Cleveland
  by <KurtvonS@aol.com>
New Position
  by "Rebekah Ingram" <rringram@syr.edu>
Re: New Position
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: consulting
  by <MickBerg@aol.com>
Re: Church of the Covenant, Cleveland
  by <Steskinner@aol.com>
Sad news re: Lee Erwin
  by "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@arkansas.net>
Concert Next Week (X-Post)
  by <Devon3000@aol.com>
Re: New Position
  by <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
Re: consulting
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Emenee
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
 


(back) Subject: Church of the Covenant, Cleveland From: "Barry H Bodie MD" <bbodie@InfoAve.Net> Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2000 13:12:04 -0400   Does anyone have any information on the organ at Church of the Covenant in Cleveland. This is where Todd Wilson plays. I have a meeting in Cleveland during late October. Having lived there nearly twenty years ago, I was familiar with most of the more famous organs, but somehow missed this church. Any commentary from the masses?    
(back) Subject: Re: consulting From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2000 13:54:19 EDT   Randy, I wasn't questioning your changes. Only pointing out that it is silly to =   worry about the next person. I sure wish to heck someone had worried = about ME when designed some of the monstrositites I've had to play on!   Bruce Cremona502@cs.com in the Beagles' Nest with the Baskerbeagles visit the Cornely pack at Howling Acres: Ourworld.cs.com/Brucon502  
(back) Subject: Unequal Temperaments in Cents From: <MickBerg@aol.com> Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2000 13:57:11 EDT   Hello everyone.   Could anybody help me by providing the necessary tuning adjustments, in cents, that are needed to change equal temperament to an unequal = temperament such as Kellner or Werckmeister? I need to do the adjustments in a = computer program, so I need absolute cent values, for each note, rather than beats.   Thanking you in anticipation,   Mick Berg.  
(back) Subject: Re: Church of the Covenant, Cleveland From: <Mark85inCT@aol.com> Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2000 14:07:27 EDT   The organ at Church of the Covenant is a 101rk AeolianSkinner. From what = I understand, there might have been some work done on it in the last couple = of years ... perhaps some additions. The church itself is very much worth a visit ... and there's a wonderful carillon in the tower.  
(back) Subject: RE: consulting From: "Randy Terry" <randyterry@laumc.org> Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2000 11:09:52 -0700   I didn't really take it as questioning changes. I guess I am more urging people to keep an open mind. You heard me write before about my last = organ, a 12 rank Wicks unit organ to which one of my predecessors added a LOUD Trompette en Chamade. There were no mutations, no Celeste, no real Principal chorus, but someone HAD to have that darn glory horn!   -----Original Message----- Cremona502@cs.com Randy, I wasn't questioning your changes. Only pointing out that it is silly to worry about the next person.    
(back) Subject: Re: Unequal Temperaments in Cents From: <support@opensystemsorgans.com> Date: 21 Sep 2000 11:16:00 -0700   On Thu, 21 September 2000, MickBerg@aol.com wrote:   > > Hello everyone. > > Could anybody help me by providing the necessary tuning adjustments, in > cents, that are needed to change equal temperament to an unequal = temperament > such as Kellner or Werckmeister? I need to do the adjustments in a = computer > program, so I need absolute cent values, for each note, rather than = beats. > > Thanking you in anticipation, > > Mick Berg.     Hi, Mick   I'll post this reply to the list, in case anyone else is interested. The = Pfeifenorgel CD-ROM (which I believe you have) has a table. I'm not home = now, or I'd look for it. Let me know if you can't find it.   Dick Meckstroth      
(back) Subject: RE: Church of the Covenant, Cleveland From: "Randy Terry" <randyterry@laumc.org> Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2000 11:16:53 -0700   If I recall the original organ was a 4 manual Skinner with Tellers additions. Current installation was built by Schantz in the late 80's (?) = 5 manuals and over 100 ranks. There is a modern Antiphonal with a big = Chamade as well as the Skinner Echo. In the main organ most of the Skinner signature stops are retained. I read all this in TAO. The principals and most of the flutes are new. I've never heard any comments about its success.   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of Barry H Bodie MD     Does anyone have any information on the organ at Church of the Covenant in Cleveland.    
(back) Subject: Re: consulting From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2000 11:39:54   At 01:54 PM 9/21/2000 EDT, you wrote: >I sure wish to heck someone had worried about >ME when designed some of the monstrositites I've had to play on!<snip>   ....ESPECIALLY that kid that set up that BaWLd-One Fun Machine for ya, eh, bReWsE?   BWAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!   Get your Emenee working yet? Mine works flawlessly...PPBBTT!   dB  
(back) Subject: RE: Church of the Covenant, Cleveland From: "Dr. Darryl Miller" <organdok@safari.net> Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2000 18:18:48 -0400   Hi, Y'all!   I was at Church of the Covenant last Fall and had a chance to briefly play the organ while waiting for Todd to finish a rehearsal. They do have a new (and rather wonderful) console made by Holtkamp. The new console has drawknobs, multiple memory levels (I don't know if it's their design or = SSL or Peterson or ??), and lotsa other goodies. It's a big, fine sound, although it doesn't give you that monster "wall of sound" so many of us = love.   Yours,   Darryl by the Sea   At 11:16 AM 9/21/00 -0700, you wrote: >If I recall the original organ was a 4 manual Skinner with Tellers >additions. Current installation was built by Schantz in the late 80's = (?) 5 >manuals and over 100 ranks. There is a modern Antiphonal with a big = Chamade >as well as the Skinner Echo. In the main organ most of the Skinner >signature stops are retained. I read all this in TAO. The principals = and >most of the flutes are new. I've never heard any comments about its >success. > >-----Original Message----- >From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of >Barry H Bodie MD > > >Does anyone have any information on the organ at Church of the Covenant = in >Cleveland. > > >"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: Church of the Covenant, Cleveland From: <KurtvonS@aol.com> Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2000 18:24:01 EDT   In a message dated 9/21/00 1:19:32 PM Central Daylight Time, randyterry@laumc.org writes:   << If I recall the original organ was a 4 manual Skinner with Tellers additions. Current installation was built by Schantz in the late 80's = (?) 5 manuals and over 100 ranks. >> OOPS...you're in Erie, PA!  
(back) Subject: New Position From: "Rebekah Ingram" <rringram@syr.edu> Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2000 19:00:12 -0400   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0011_01C023FE.2B718860 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Hi everyone,   I've just accepted a new position at First Presbyterian Church in =3D Cazenovia, NY. The church was built in 1799 and houses a 1976 =3D two-manual, 25-rank Fisk. I'm very excited about working there, and very = =3D pleased that they chose me for the position.   Now back to your regularly scheduled chatting....   -Rebekah   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0011_01C023FE.2B718860 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 everyone,</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>I've just accepted a new position at First =3D Presbyterian Church=3D20 in Cazenovia, NY. The church was built in 1799 and houses a 1976 =3D two-manual,=3D20 25-rank Fisk. I'm very excited about working there, and very pleased =3D that they=3D20 chose me for the position.</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>Now back to your regularly scheduled =3D chatting....</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>-Rebekah</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0011_01C023FE.2B718860--    
(back) Subject: Re: New Position From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2000 16:13:17   At 07:00 PM 9/21/2000 -0400, you wrote: >The church was built in 1799 and houses a 1976 two-manual, 25-rank Fisk.<snip>   Do you need a set of hammers to play the thing with? <snarf snort = snicker!>   Congratulations on your new post! May they paychecks get ever larger...somehow....   DeserTBoB  
(back) Subject: Re: consulting From: <MickBerg@aol.com> Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2000 21:25:04 EDT   In a message dated 9/21/00 11:56:11 AM Pacific Daylight Time, desertbob@rglobal.net writes:   << Get your Emenee working yet? Mine works flawlessly...PPBBTT! >>   Funny you should mention that. I was just about to mention to the list = that there is an Emenee on the set of the TV show I work on. A most impressive instrument, two octaves of keys about two inches long, four chord buttons, =   C,G,F and D, and a fine set of display pipes about the size of pencils! = All in a spectacular brown bakelite case!   Mick Berg.  
(back) Subject: Re: Church of the Covenant, Cleveland From: <Steskinner@aol.com> Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2000 22:14:12 EDT   In a message dated 9/21/00 2:19:32 PM Eastern Daylight Time, randyterry@laumc.org writes:   << If I recall the original organ was a 4 manual Skinner with Tellers additions. Current installation was built by Schantz in the late 80's = (?) 5 manuals and over 100 ranks. There is a modern Antiphonal with a big = Chamade as well as the Skinner Echo. In the main organ most of the Skinner signature stops are retained. I read all this in TAO. The principals = and most of the flutes are new. I've never heard any comments about its success. >>   This describes the 1982 organ at Church of the Covenant in Erie, PA. COTC = in Cleveland, where Todd Wilson is the organist, is not 5 manuals.   Steven Skinner Minister of Music First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant Erie, PA  
(back) Subject: Sad news re: Lee Erwin From: "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@arkansas.net> Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2000 21:33:46 -0500   Greetings, Pipechatters!   Some sad news crossed my mail program earlier this evening from another list I subscribe to, and I thought that some here might be interested to know as well. Below is quoted (with permission) part of the original = message.   >I've just learned that veteran theatre organist Lee Erwin died Monday, >September 18th in New York City. He was 94. AFAIK, Lee was still >performing up until a couple of months ago. >A real "Southern Gentleman" - Lee will be missed.   Though I never had the occasion to hear Mr. Erwin play (with the exception of an LP or two buried in the "stacks" here, I think), I still feel a sadness that yet another of the artists of the "golden age" of the Theatre Organ has departed this earth.   A respectful moment of silence please, everyone...?   Tim Bovard        
(back) Subject: Concert Next Week (X-Post) From: <Devon3000@aol.com> Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2000 23:03:20 EDT   Ken Cowan in concert at Christ Church of Oak Brook, Oak Brook, Illinois. Austin Organ, 4 manuals, 80 ranks, 4,444 pipes. Next Friday, September = 29, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 each, available at the door or reserved in advance, 12 and under free. If you're in this area, don't miss this performance. Ken does transcriptions as well as traditional literature. Hope to see some of you there! To reserve, call Gerrie Kramer at 630-654-1882.   Devon Hollingsworth   P.S. The Austin at St. James is still there. They are ADDING the = Skinner, or most of it, to the Austin. It will have just about every "goody" you would want in a large instrument. The acoustics at St. James are really going to further help make this an outstanding rebuild. The Bradford = Company of Evanston is doing the work. They're also doing Rockefeller, which I = will get the information for you all. I wasn't under the impression that work = had stopped or slowed because of lack of funds. I'll check on that one.  
(back) Subject: Re: New Position From: <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net> Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2000 23:17:29 -0400 (EDT)   Rebekah, much congrats to you!!    
(back) Subject: Re: consulting From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2000 23:46:54 EDT   In a message dated 9/21/00 2:53:39 PM Eastern Daylight Time, desertbob@rglobal.net writes:   << ...ESPECIALLY that kid that set up that BaWLd-One Fun Machine for ya, = eh, bReWsE? >>   Actually, I rather think that the kid WAS thinking of me when he did it!!   The Emenee is still silent. (sigh)   Bruce Cremona502@cs.com in the Beagles' Nest with the Baskerbeagles visit the Cornely pack at Howling Acres: Ourworld.cs.com/Brucon502  
(back) Subject: Emenee From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2000 00:13:25 EDT   In a message dated 9/21/00 9:26:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, = MickBerg@aol.com writes:   << A most impressive instrument, two octaves of keys about two inches long, four chord = buttons, C,G,F and D, and a fine set of display pipes about the size of pencils! = All in a spectacular brown bakelite case! >> The one I have is 26 notes tc - d. It has a lovely born case with a romantic facade of golden pipes. It's a slightly different facade design = as I recall. It also has no chord buttons.   Bruce Cremona502@cs.com in the Beagles' Nest with the Baskerbeagles visit the Cornely pack at Howling Acres: Ourworld.cs.com/Brucon502