PipeChat Digest #1496 - Saturday, July 8, 2000
 
Re: [TubaEuph] Lead-free?
  by <p.wilson2@juno.com>
William Whitehead, R. I. P.
  by <ManderUSA@aol.com>
RE: William Whitehead, R. I. P.
  by "Charles E. Brown" <clmoney@cybernex.net>
PipeChat IRC - We are on-line live again tonight
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@post.queensu.ca>
jingle bells (it's crazy alan's christmas sale)
  by <TRACKELECT@cs.com>
Re: jingle bells (it's crazy alan's christmas sale)
  by <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
Re: jingle bells (it's crazy alan's christmas sale)
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: jingle bells (it's crazy alan's christmas sale)
  by "STRAIGHT" <STRAIGHT@infoblvd.net>
Re: Baaahstun Symphony Hall =90-S / Cincinnati'svanished Hook/Austin
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com>
Re: jingle bells (it's crazy alan's christmas sale)
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Tracker Question
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com>
Re: "new" organ material
  by <MickBerg@aol.com>
Service for Bill Whitehead
  by <ManderUSA@aol.com>
 


(back) Subject: Re: [TubaEuph] Lead-free? From: <p.wilson2@juno.com> Date: Fri, 7 Jul 2000 02:11:25 -0700       On Thu, 06 Jul 2000 16:22:35 PDT "Dave G." <dave_hat@hotmail.com> writes: > > > I saw an article today that mentioned that the EU will be > > banning lead in all products as of 2004. I assume that this > > includes lead-bearing solder in brass instruments. > > The EU is waaaaaaay ahead of the USA in terms of public health > and safety, we should be emulating their enlightened society, rather > than carping about "excess government regulation", but.... > > Lead is a very useful material which is very safe in handled > properly, I can't imagine a safer application than metal organ > pipes, in fact. > > DG > It isn't the end-use so much as it is the processes needed to get the lead into its final form.   Many states/counties/etc. already have restrictions on the use of lead solder in copper water pipes and brass faucets. Some stained-glass workers monitor lead levels in their blood because of exposure from solder and came. Perhaps pipe makers might want to do the same.   Shalom, Preston p.wilson2@juno.com  
(back) Subject: William Whitehead, R. I. P. From: <ManderUSA@aol.com> Date: Fri, 7 Jul 2000 11:01:31 EDT   Dear Friends,   I have just learned of the death last night of organist William Whitehead. = He suffered a stroke some days ago, and has been in hospital since then. Bill =   has been living in Stamford Connecticut in recent years, and has most recently been organist and choirmaster at Second Congregational Church in Greenwich, CT. As of this morning, funeral arrangements had not been made.   I will pass on further information when I have it.   Bill will be much missed, as man and as musician.   Sincerely,   Malcolm Wechsler  
(back) Subject: RE: William Whitehead, R. I. P. From: "Charles E. Brown" <clmoney@cybernex.net> Date: Fri, 7 Jul 2000 11:16:12 -0000   I am very saddened by this news. Bill was a dear friend and mentor to me. Sadly, we lost touch after he moved out of New York. He was, of course, an excellent musician and fine individual that was somewhat disillusioned = with the NY politics.   He will be missed!!   Charles E. Brown   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of ManderUSA@aol.com Sent: Friday, July 07, 2000 3:02 PM To: piporg-l@listserv.albany.edu; pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: William Whitehead, R. I. P.     Dear Friends,   I have just learned of the death last night of organist William Whitehead. He suffered a stroke some days ago, and has been in hospital since then. Bill has been living in Stamford Connecticut in recent years, and has most recently been organist and choirmaster at Second Congregational Church in Greenwich, CT. As of this morning, funeral arrangements had not been made.   I will pass on further information when I have it.   Bill will be much missed, as man and as musician.   Sincerely,   Malcolm Wechsler   "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: PipeChat IRC - We are on-line live again tonight From: "Bob Conway" <conwayb@post.queensu.ca> Date: Fri, 7 Jul 2000 12:30:15 -0400   Hi, PipeChatters,   PipeChat IRC is again going live this evening, as it always does on Monday and Friday evenings.   For further information about how to get on board with PipeChat IRC, go to our Web page:   http://www.pipechat.org   Have fun, - come see what it is all about!   Bob Conway      
(back) Subject: jingle bells (it's crazy alan's christmas sale) From: <TRACKELECT@cs.com> Date: Fri, 7 Jul 2000 20:42:43 EDT   I'm usually pretty good at finding odd items and supplies (1pound cans of graphite, pure talc, a set of arch punches at 1/4 of the Organ Supply = price etc.) byt I'm drawing a blank on this one. We are trying to build a cymbalstern for a special customer. We don't have a forge, therefore can't =   cast bells ourselves, so I have been looking for a supplier of small = pitched bells. All that I have found is a bell foundry in England (don't want to = deal with importing and conversion from pounds to dollars) and people who sell bells as part of kitschy chatshkas. So I thought I'd turn to the vast hive-mind of the lists. Does anyone know where we can get us some jingle bells?   Alan B  
(back) Subject: Re: jingle bells (it's crazy alan's christmas sale) From: <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net> Date: Fri, 7 Jul 2000 20:49:05 -0400 (EDT)   Why not check w/ Gamble Music? Just a thought.    
(back) Subject: Re: jingle bells (it's crazy alan's christmas sale) From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Fri, 07 Jul 2000 18:04:32 -0700   Discarded sanctus bells from an RC church (most don't use them anymore)? = They're about the right size and sound ...   Cheers,   Bud   TRACKELECT@cs.com wrote:   > I'm usually pretty good at finding odd items and supplies (1pound cans = of > graphite, pure talc, a set of arch punches at 1/4 of the Organ Supply = price > etc.) byt I'm drawing a blank on this one. We are trying to build a > cymbalstern for a special customer. We don't have a forge, therefore = can't > cast bells ourselves, so I have been looking for a supplier of small = pitched > bells. All that I have found is a bell foundry in England (don't want to = deal > with importing and conversion from pounds to dollars) and people who = sell > bells as part of kitschy chatshkas. So I thought I'd turn to the vast > hive-mind of the lists. Does anyone know where we can get us some jingle > bells? > > Alan B > > "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: jingle bells (it's crazy alan's christmas sale) From: "STRAIGHT" <STRAIGHT@infoblvd.net> Date: Fri, 7 Jul 2000 22:04:30 -0400   Well, there's at least one company, because I've seen their catalog, = and not too long ago, within the last 3 or 4 yrs. at least.   You might check out some good quality wind chimes, some of them are bells if you gotta have bells, some have a really nice sound. Try an expensive gift shop or garden store.   How big are you looking for?   Diane      
(back) Subject: Re: Baaahstun Symphony Hall =90-S / Cincinnati'svanished Hook/Austin From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Fri, 07 Jul 2000 21:38:41 -0500   > "John L. Speller" wrote: > > > In my > > opinion nothing better was ever created than the E. & G. G. Hook = organs > > of the 1860's.   Well, here I go again!! I take exception with this statement as there were several > other companies, and in the Boston area too building wonderful = instruments and > some surpassing the Hooks. Symphony Hall was a Hutchings before A-S did = it over   Ah, yes! but George Hutchings was working for E. & G. G. Hook in the 1860's! And he certainly knew what he was doing.   John Speller.  
(back) Subject: Re: jingle bells (it's crazy alan's christmas sale) From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Fri, 7 Jul 2000 23:00:16 EDT   Alan, Have you tried Pier One or other such import stores. That's where I got mine. They are very lovely little Indian bells, some even have inlaid designs. Another thing you might consider, other than bells would be = solid brass rods of varying lengths, much like the "wind chimes" used by percussionists. I would think if you had large enough rods, the sound = would be close to bells.   Bruce .. . . .in the Beagles' Nest with the Baskerbeagles Molly, Duncan, and Miles Cremona502@cs.com HOWLING ACRES: http://ourworld.cs.com/Brucon502  
(back) Subject: Re: Tracker Question From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Fri, 07 Jul 2000 22:19:07 -0500   George.Greene@RossNutrition.com wrote: > > I have a friend who plays a small tracker in a small church with limited = funds > for organ repair. She says that quite frequently notes will become = "stuck" and > she has to pull up on the keys (or pedals) to release them. Is there a = simple, > inexpensive repair that she could perform to minimize this problem? > > Thanks!   Trackers are very simple instruments, so the answer to this question is bound to be yes. There are a number of things that could cause the keys to stick in this way.   One might be poor pin adjustment on the keyboards. (This is a problem that also afflicts electric action organs and even electronics.) At the front and center of the keys are metal pins which are oval in shape. Sometimes they rub against the wood of the key and stick. Sometimes rotating them helps. Remove key slip at front of key and turn pin using (ideally) a pin adjustor, or failing that a pair of needle nose pliers.   Another problem sometimes is insufficiently strong pallet springs. Take off the bungboard and take out the pallet pring (pallet spring pliers make this easier but it can be done in other ways). Stretch the spring to make it a little stronger and put it back in.   If neither of these things works, try calling in an organ builder. That might not be a bad idea in any case. With a problem like this it is unlikely to be expensive anyway.   John Speller.  
(back) Subject: Re: "new" organ material From: <MickBerg@aol.com> Date: Sat, 8 Jul 2000 00:21:44 EDT   I haven't actually done it yet, but the EMU APS software allows you to replace the default General Midi soundfonts (those awful non-musical music =   sounds) with the soundfont of your choice, so if you substitute a pipe = organ soundfont, like "Jeux", or "Pfeifenorgel", all the MIDI music will come = out as organ sounds. So if you replaced the piano, say, with principals, the = bass with 16 ft ranks, the brass with reeds, the strings with gambas and = celestes, etc, you should get wonderfully cheesy bogus transcriptions! No meantone, though, MIDI is fixed in equal temperament, as far as I know and the pitch =   control is too coarse to get other tunings. If you have Finale, you should = be able to load organ soundfonts anyway, with a simple soundcard like a = Creative SBLive! or AWE64. Trouble is, the EMU soundcard is very expensive. So I'm trying to fiddle = it with a SBLive! card at the moment, and haven't managed it yet. Mick.  
(back) Subject: Service for Bill Whitehead From: <ManderUSA@aol.com> Date: Sat, 8 Jul 2000 00:51:33 EDT   Dear Friends,   The service for Bill Whitehead will be at St. John's Episcopal Church, 628 =   Main Street, Stamford, CT at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 13th. I have no other details.   The church is near exit 8 on the Connecticut Turnpike, I-95. The church = phone number is 203/348-2619. Bill's address in Stamford: 66-D Seaside Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902-4324, in case you would like to send a note to Martha.   Malcolm Wechsler