PipeChat Digest #1244 - Saturday, January 29, 2000
 
Re: Air Force Acacdemy
  by "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@arkansas.net>
Re: Air Force Acacdemy
  by "bruce cornely" <rohrschok8@webtv.net>
Re: Air Force Acacdemy
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Dennis James - Calgary Silent Film Series
  by "Greg Corbett" <corbettg@theatreorgans.com>
Blower Switch Needed (Cross posted)
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
 



(back) Subject: Re: Air Force Acacdemy From: "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@arkansas.net> Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2000 10:03:30 -0600   Dave asked: > Does anyone know if the Holtkamp/Moller organ at the Air Force Academy > Chapel has been recorded and, if so, is the recording available?   Dave, and List --   I'd first check the OHS catalog <www.ohscatalog.org>. (Though I didn't, so am not sure if they have anything or not.) =20   That organ was heard (and recorded) at the OHS Convention in Colorado 2 years ago, and thus, I'm sure it will end up on the OHS "Organs of Colorado" disc, (not yet released, AFAIK). Also heard was the M=F6ller/Holtkamp in the Catholic Chapel downstairs from the main Cadet= Chapel.   PERSONALLY, I found the "downstairs" organ to be much more satisfying...the big one upstairs is impressive to look at (as is the room!), but its sound was very "underwhelming" to my ears. As I recall, the 'big' one sounded surprisingly thin and brittle (at least as compared to what I had expected, given the stoplist and the room), and had great difficulty leading the OHS crowd in the singing of a hymn. We EASILY out-sang it! =20   The Catholic Chapel downstairs, BTW, also had one other feature that I found amusing...the Pulpit bears a STARTLING resemblance to an old-fashioned Maytag wringer washer (though constructed of white marble)!!   Cheers!   Tim (snowed in in *Arkansas*, of all places!)   =20  
(back) Subject: Re: Air Force Acacdemy From: "bruce cornely" <rohrschok8@webtv.net> Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2000 20:40:37 -0500 (EST)   You might also check with OHS, since recordings are made of recitals at our conventions. We had an excellent recital at theAir Force Academy at the Denver Convention a couple of years ago. What an incredible place. But then, our military folks deserve the very best.   bruce cornely ~:~:~ rohrschok8@webtv.net gainesville, florida      
(back) Subject: Re: Air Force Acacdemy From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2000 19:53:04 -0600   >You might also check with OHS, since recordings are made of recitals at >our conventions. We had an excellent recital at theAir Force Academy >at the Denver Convention a couple of years ago. What an incredible >place. But then, our military folks deserve the very best.   From checking the OHS Catalog: http://www.ohscatalog.org/ they are just now, next month releasing the set from the Philadelphia Convention so it will be a while before the Denver Convention set gets done.   David    
(back) Subject: Dennis James - Calgary Silent Film Series From: "Greg Corbett" <corbettg@theatreorgans.com> Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2000 18:58:53 -0800   Hi Dennis,   Let me be the first to welcome you back to the "Great White North", which this year may be the great brown warm north, chinook season.   I heard you interview with your theatre organ style playing, on CBC radio last year, enjoyed it immensely. Please try & get on the radio again this year with maybe a longer interview!   I hope someday to hear you live, in a venue like the Orpheum Theatre, in Vancouver, B.C., which has a Wulitzer (near original . . .been overhauled several times), in it's original theatre setting.   Calgary Organ Festival, is a got-to-see, for me, but sadly not in the cards just yet . . .following on the radio as I can, least the last one. <snip> It looks like some frigid times ahead for this peripatetic film accompanist from sunny California . . . for its off to the frozen north for the entire month of February to present a weekly silent film series for the Calgary International Organ Federation in Alberta, Canada. I first played a series of four films for their 1998 International Organ Festival and the public acceptance was so great they've decided to spin off the series for presentation in the "off years" between the festival's every-four-years sequence. <eos>    
(back) Subject: Blower Switch Needed (Cross posted) From: <ScottFop@aol.com> Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2000 22:25:30 EST   We are in need of a blower switch for the Kilgen organ at the National = Shrine of the Little Flower. At some point in the 70's, for some unknown reason, =   two of the blower switches were removed, one at each console, and = replaced, for SOME reason, with a most unattractive very large toggle switch. = (There are two blower switches at each console because of the dual blowers.) In "putting things back the way they belong, I am replacing the toggles with original type blower switches. I had one of my own and we need one more.   We need the following type of switch:   It has two spring-loaded buttons (momentary contact). One is black and = one is burgundy (NOT the newer bright red type but more burgundy-ish). The burgundy button, which turns the organ off, physically sticks up higher = than the black button (which turns the organ on). there are four wire ports on =   these type switches.   I know that these type of switches were especially popular on E.M. Skinner =   and Aeolian-Skinner, Wurlitzer and Kilgen organs. Needless to say, we certainly do not mind a second hand one, it will be fitted into very beautiful brass face plates and will match the two original switches = which, fortunately, are still there. We will pay a reasonable price for such a switch and if we can find more one that would be good to have as a spare.   Any and all leads will be greatly appreciated. We need to move as quickly = as possible on this. Anyone who can help please contact me ASAP. Thank you = all very much!   Scott F. Foppiano National Shrine of the Little Flower 2123 Roseland Avenue Royal Oak, MI 48073 (248) 541-4122, Ext 40