PipeChat Digest #1247 - Monday, January 31, 2000
 
organ re-build
  by "Gary Black" <gblack@ocslink.com>
Re: HELP!! (Organ Proposal to Church)
  by "bruce cornely" <rohrschok8@webtv.net>
Re: Trivia....
  by "bruce cornely" <rohrschok8@webtv.net>
Re: Falan Tidings
  by "bruce cornely" <rohrschok8@webtv.net>
Re: HELP!! (Organ Proposal to Church)
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
 



(back) Subject: organ re-build From: "Gary Black" <gblack@ocslink.com> Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2000 11:12:35 -0600   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0042_01BF5836.EF8348E0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   The 1923 Henry Pilcher's Sons pipe organ housed in St.John the Baptist = =3D Catholic Church in Bradford, Illinois is being rebuilt by Howell Pipe =3D Organs,Inc. Sterling, Illinois. The original tubular-pneumatic system =3D is being replaced by an electro-mechanical one. The organ has been =3D silent for 30 years because of a faulty blower. An electric instrument = =3D had been used until 2 years ago when it fell into disrepair. With the =3D installation of a re-conditioned blower installed by a few of the =3D parishioner, the Pilcher was brought back to life. All of the pipe work = =3D has been removed and the organ is under construction. =3D20 Gary Black   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0042_01BF5836.EF8348E0 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 face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>The&nbsp; 1923 Henry Pilcher's Sons = =3D pipe organ=3D20 housed in St.John the Baptist Catholic Church in Bradford, Illinois is =3D being=3D20 rebuilt by Howell Pipe Organs,Inc. Sterling, Illinois.&nbsp; The =3D original=3D20 tubular-pneumatic system is being replaced by an electro-mechanical =3D one.&nbsp;=3D20 The organ has been silent for 30 years because of a faulty blower.&nbsp; = =3D An=3D20 electric instrument had been used until 2 years ago when it fell into=3D20 disrepair.&nbsp; With the installation of a re-conditioned&nbsp;blower =3D installed=3D20 by a few of the parishioner, the Pilcher was brought back to life.&nbsp; = =3D All of=3D20 the pipe work has been removed and the organ is under =3D construction.&nbsp;=3D20 </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>&nbsp; Gary =3D Black</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0042_01BF5836.EF8348E0--    
(back) Subject: Re: HELP!! (Organ Proposal to Church) From: "bruce cornely" <rohrschok8@webtv.net> Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2000 23:50:34 -0500 (EST)     >=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0I proposed that we replace our 34 > YEAR OLD toaster with the real thing.<snip> >34 years on ANY organ is a pretty good run > these days! What kind of toaster? DeserTBoB, it's a five manual schpinnette; ya know, five 36 note keyboards, in traditional staggerd placement (lowest keyboard to the left). It is the deluxe model with (count 'em) 20 broom schticks. All orchestral voices are represented in the specification, including director and stage manager! AND it has a THREE PRONGED PLUG AND LEGS!!!   You interested????   BBWWWAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA   bruce cornely ~:~:~ rohrschok8@webtv.net gainesville, florida    
(back) Subject: Re: Trivia.... From: "bruce cornely" <rohrschok8@webtv.net> Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2000 23:57:32 -0500 (EST)     >I do not know if the Moller in the cathedral has > been replaced. Perhaps Hugh can tell us if it > resembled a 60s Moller.... When I lived in Covington ('cross the LakeP) I was told that the Moller had been rebuilt by Otto Hoffman. The organ was encased and neither sounded nor looked like a Momo. This was in 1978+.   bruce cornely ~:~:~ rohrschok8@webtv.net gainesville, florida    
(back) Subject: Re: Falan Tidings From: "bruce cornely" <rohrschok8@webtv.net> Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2000 00:06:14 -0500 (EST)     >"(expletive deleted), I just write the > music...(expletive deleted) if I know....its an > old English text....but it is a (expletive deleted) > good...no, great piece...if I say so myself, but > what composer doesn't love his music!!" Bud, I'm sure Don Pearson will just love to have the above response in the archives (now twice, sorry, I couldn't resist, it's so wonderful! ;-) ). It reminds me of the little tidbit I discovered while researching Maurice Ravel in preparation for playing "Pavanne pour une infante defuncte". Someone asked him why he chose that title. His witty response, "I just like the way it sounded". Now, THAT'S deep! ;-)   Sometimes it's just better to sing and enjoy! hehehe   bruce cornely ~:~:~ rohrschok8@webtv.net gainesville, florida    
(back) Subject: Re: HELP!! (Organ Proposal to Church) From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2000 21:07:45   At 11:50 PM 1/30/2000 -0500, you wrote:   >You interested????   ....only if it's a REAL BAWLD-ONE!   Be nice, or you WILL wind up with such a schpinette on yer door step, torches ablaze! BWAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAAHAHAHA!   DeserTBoB