PipeChat Digest #1527 - Saturday, July 22, 2000
 
PipeChat Internet Relay Chat tonight.
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@post.queensu.ca>
Re: Church burnt - more details
  by <TRACKELECT@cs.com>
Re: Another fire
  by "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Church burnt - more details
  by "Erik Johnson" <the_maitre@hotmail.com>
Re:  Barton Theatre Organ
  by <kevin1@alaweb.com>
Re: Devtronix Midi
  by "paul" <paulkruger@flashcom.net>
Re: Devtronix Midi
  by "Paul R. Swank" <prswank@bellatlantic.net>
Re: Devtronix Midi
  by <support@opensystemsorgans.com>
address in Deutschland / info about Peter Griesbacher (X-posted)
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re:  Barton Theatre Organ
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: address in Deutschland / info about Peter Griesbacher (X-posted)
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Re: Devtronix Midi
  by "paul" <paulkruger@flashcom.net>
Re: San Jose, CA events???
  by <MUSCUR@aol.com>
Re: Devtronix Midi
  by "paul" <paulkruger@flashcom.net>
Alesis Sanctuary QCard vs Roland SN-01 Pipe Organ & Harpsichord
  by "Paul K" <paul99@ptdprolog.net>
Re: address in Deutschland / info about Peter Griesbacher (X-posted)
  by "George Lawn" <sandlawn@bayou.com>
Re: address in Deutschland / info about Peter Griesbacher(X-posted)
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Nashville organ music stores?
  by <Pepehomer@aol.com>
Update, 7/21/00
  by <Myosotis51@aol.com>
Re: Alesis Sanctuary QCard vs Roland SN-01 Pipe Organ &  Harpsichord
  by "Paul R. Swank" <prswank@bellatlantic.net>
Octet Design Corporation owner dies
  by "Paul R. Swank" <prswank@bellatlantic.net>
Re: Octet Design Corporation owner dies
  by "Ron Yost" <musik@tcsn.net>
 


(back) Subject: PipeChat Internet Relay Chat tonight. From: "Bob Conway" <conwayb@post.queensu.ca> Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2000 06:41:26 -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   "Oh, What a Beautiful Morning!" in Kingston, Canada.        
(back) Subject: Re: Church burnt - more details From: <TRACKELECT@cs.com> Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2000 08:14:33 EDT   In a message dated 7/21/00 2:28:54 AM Eastern Daylight Time, Cremona502@cs.com writes:   << An historic Jewish Temple in NYC, I think, was the one started by a roof repairman during restoration. >> That was Central Synagogue in Manhattan. The building survived but the = organ took a hit. As I remember, it was a Kilgen (?) in an old case. I serviced that one a few times too. No handbell on the console though.   Alan B  
(back) Subject: Re: Another fire From: "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2000 09:22:04 -0400   Likewise (or very similarly) Central Synagogue on Lexington Ave. in NYC a couple years ago.   Alan   > From: ManderUSA@aol.com > Subject: Re: Church burnt - more details > > In a message dated 7/19/00 10:58:36 PM Eastern Daylight Time, > tommylee@whitlock.org writes: > > << Isn't this also what caused another historical church in Boston to = burn? > At > least they caught that one early enough to prevent the fire from = completely > destroying the edifice and as I remember, the organ was not a total = loss, > though damaged. >> > > You may be thinking of St. Mary's Church in New Haven (CT). Your story = above > exactly fits the circumstances, I think. The organ was a transplant from = a > New York church that was being closed, and in its new life in New Haven, = is    
(back) Subject: Re: Church burnt - more details From: "Erik Johnson" <the_maitre@hotmail.com> Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2000 10:10:17 EDT   Are you thinking of First Unitarian in Worcester which had fire damage = last month due to roofers? The organ was damaged by water from the fire crews putting out the blaze in the roof/attic area.   Erik     > ><< Isn't this also what caused another historical church in Boston to = burn? >At > least they caught that one early enough to prevent the fire from >completely > destroying the edifice and as I remember, the organ was not a total = loss, > though damaged. >>   ________________________________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at http://www.hotmail.com    
(back) Subject: Re: Barton Theatre Organ From: <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2000 09:15:31 -600   The PIPORG-L post about the Barton started one of my thinking spells... I = have enjoyed every Barton I have ever played, especially a 3/14 (not the one = for sale), they have a fun sound. I noticed that in all my collection of = CD's, tapes, and LP's (which is mostly theatre organ and rather extensive), I = only have one Barton recording and one Morton recording. Does anybody have any = good, fun Barton or Morton LP's that they would like to get rid of for cheap? = Somebody over here in Alabama would love to get his hands on some. (LP's that is.) =   Money is not an issue; I don't have any. ;-) But I think I could dig up = a few bucks for a few LP's...   -Kevin C. Greenville, Aaaalerbaaamer mailto:woohoo99@hotmail.com www.theatreorgans.com/alabama/greenville  
(back) Subject: Re: Devtronix Midi From: "paul" <paulkruger@flashcom.net> Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2000 10:48:19 -0700   could you send me more information on the inter midi ----------------------------------------------------- Click here for Free Video!! http://www.gohip.com/free_video/   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Blaine Ricketts" <blaineri@home.com> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2000 7:09 PM Subject: Re: Devtronix Midi     > I have one used keyboard systems and one used inter midi units? > > Blaine Ricketts > > Don Becker wrote: > > > Hi Folks, Anyone know where I can find a used Devtronix Midi = Interface. > > Tom > > > > "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 > > > "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: Devtronix Midi From: "Paul R. Swank" <prswank@bellatlantic.net> Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2000 10:58:59 -0400   Paul, Check out the Syndyne LS6100 Midi Interface board. It is a single board per manual, and adds midi out as well as program change to select the various midi sound module sounds. It is only $255.00 per manual and can = be added one at a time, as your finances allow.   see it at:   <www.syndyne.com>   The InterMidi systems uses multiple boards even if you only do one manual. They do not list their prices, and according to their website, sell only = to "qualified" technicians. I am sure any of us could qualify if we wanted to, but it irks me that they will not state the price, as if it should be = a secret.   Paul R. Swank Midifying in Baltimore       At 10:48 AM 7/21/2000 -0700, you wrote: >could you send me more information on the inter midi >----------------------------------------------------- >Click here for Free Video!! >http://www.gohip.com/free_video/ > >----- Original Message ----- >From: "Blaine Ricketts" <blaineri@home.com> >To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> >Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2000 7:09 PM >Subject: Re: Devtronix Midi > > >> I have one used keyboard systems and one used inter midi units? >> >> Blaine Ricketts >> >> Don Becker wrote: >> >> > Hi Folks, Anyone know where I can find a used Devtronix Midi = Interface. >> > Tom >> > >> > "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 >> >> >> "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 >> >> > > >"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: Devtronix Midi From: <support@opensystemsorgans.com> Date: 21 Jul 2000 09:07:03 -0700   Paul,   You might also have a look at the Octet Designs UM1. Especially if you're = interfacing to a computer, this is an inexpensive, flexible, and easy = solution, because they provide software to do all of the setup.   Dick Meckstroth      
(back) Subject: address in Deutschland / info about Peter Griesbacher (X-posted) From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2000 10:14:41 -0700   Could one of our friends in Germany please give me the postal or e-mail address for the Roman Catholic cathedral in Regensburg? I'm trying to dig up some more information / music from the Rev. Canon Peter Griesbacher ... he's listed as a Canon (if that's what "Kanonikus" means .... my German is rusty at best and nil at worst) of the Cathedral in June of 1913.   Local lore had it that Msgr. Griesbacher somehow found his way to Cleveland (before? during? after WWII?), where he was for a time Music Director at St. Paul's Shrine downtown. The Pastor of St. Paul's carried his settings of the Propers ("Repertorium chorale") to St. Mary's Church, Lorain OH, where *I* found them in the sixties. I was told at the time that the plates were destroyed in WWII (they were published by Alfred Coppenrath) and that there would BE no more copies, so I should guard them zealously.   The Mass changed to English; the books languished in the loft at Lorain, until I wrote to St. Mary's and retrieved them. They migrated from THERE to Old St. Mary's Church in Cincinnati, where they were used at the Latin Solemn Mass in the summer-time, and by the occasional soloist at weddings and funerals.   I rescued them AGAIN when Old St. Mary's stopped using them after I left. They now reside safely on my computer desk. I transcribe the Introits, Offertories and Communions into English occasionally ... they're great fun, and the choir and congregation LOVES 'em; and I discovered while re-typesetting them with English texts that the chromatics ARE really very expressive, if a bit dated to our 21st-century ears.   In the process of all this I got to thinking that I'd like to know more about Msgr. Griesbacher, and see if I can locate any more of his music. He must have been fairly popular, as Father Rossini includes some Offertories ("on a theme by Griesbacher") in some of *his* books in the forties.   That "Repertorium chorale" exists at all is somewhat remarkable ... I don't know of any other composer (at least not since Isaac and the "Choralis Constantinus" and Byrd and the "Gradualia", and neither of those is complete) who undertook to make THROUGH-COMPOSED settings of ALL the Introits, Graduals, Tracts, Alleluias, Sequences, Offertories and Communions for the ENTIRE Church Year.   Now, don't everybody get all excited ... look at when Griesbacher was active ... these AREN'T undiscovered renaissance or baroque masterworks (grin) ... they're FUN turn-of-the-century bon-bons at best, and R. Wagner on *bad* LSD at worst (grin). But I'd still like to find out more about Griesbacher. Any help appreciated.   Cheers,   Bud        
(back) Subject: Re: Barton Theatre Organ From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2000 10:13:59   At 09:15 AM 7/21/2000 -600, you wrote: >Does anybody have any good, >fun Barton or Morton LP's that they would like to get rid of for = cheap?<snip>   Ya ain't gittin' mine! Actually, I have zilch on Bartons, but a few Mortons, including a pretty complete discography of Buddy Cole's "WurliMorton" in his San Fernando Valley home. It's interesting to = compare the higher pressure used by Robert Morton vis a vis Wurlitzer's lower pressures. I also have a lot of Eddie Dunstedter and Ann Leaf on the = Loren Whitney Morton (which I have fond memories of playing) and some other bits and pieces of Mortons here and there. I used to have some of Al "Ol' Nine Fingers" Melgaard on the Chicago monstrousity, but I peddled those to get other stuff. I NEVER liked the Chicago Barton; it was just LOUD.   If you're looking for excellent artistry as well as a very intimate aural view of a nice Morton, start collecting some of Buddy Cole's stuff. Beware, some of his LPs cost a fortune now in VG or E shape. Eddie Dunstedter's OK too, and his cuts on that 3 manual Hammond are = interesting.   DeserTBoB  
(back) Subject: Re: address in Deutschland / info about Peter Griesbacher (X-posted) From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2000 13:33:51 EDT   Dear Bud:   Do you burn new CD's of this music for friends? <grin> :) If you do I'll = pay the cost to have the Latin copies. I'm pleading and begging now, groveling! <grin> = :)   Ron Severin  
(back) Subject: Re: Devtronix Midi From: "paul" <paulkruger@flashcom.net> Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2000 13:54:25 -0700   where do I get information on this unit (octet ) ----------------------------------------------------- Click here for Free Video!! http://www.gohip.com/free_video/   ----- Original Message ----- From: <support@opensystemsorgans.com> To: <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Friday, July 21, 2000 9:07 AM Subject: Re: Devtronix Midi     > Paul, > > You might also have a look at the Octet Designs UM1. Especially if = you're interfacing to a computer, this is an inexpensive, flexible, and easy solution, because they provide software to do all of the setup. > > Dick Meckstroth > > > > "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: San Jose, CA events??? From: <MUSCUR@aol.com> Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2000 13:58:29 EDT       > Subject: San Jose, CA events??? (x-posted) > From: "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org>   > All next week, August 24 - leaving August 29 I will be actually in=20 Sunnyvale, > CA, on business, which is reasonably close to San Jos=E9, CA and San=20 Francisco. > I will be busy during the day but if there are any events in the=20 evenings,=20 > I might could break away.   You could come by the Stanford Theatre in Palo Alto where on Wednesday,=20 August 26 we will be showing the Summer Series 2000 debut organ-accompanied=20 silent film program including the incomparable Harold Lloyd in his most=20 famous feature, Safety Last, plus the debut screening of a newly preserved=20 feature from Stanford Theatre film collection: Oh, Doctor! Starting time is= =20 7:30pm and the theatre is located on University Avenue just 2 short blocks=20 from the main Palo Alto railroad station.   Dennis James Silent Film Concerts  
(back) Subject: Re: Devtronix Midi From: "paul" <paulkruger@flashcom.net> Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2000 13:52:05 -0700   where do I get information on this unit (octet ) ----------------------------------------------------- Click here for Free Video!! http://www.gohip.com/free_video/   ----- Original Message ----- From: <support@opensystemsorgans.com> To: <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Friday, July 21, 2000 9:07 AM Subject: Re: Devtronix Midi     > Paul, > > You might also have a look at the Octet Designs UM1. Especially if = you're interfacing to a computer, this is an inexpensive, flexible, and easy solution, because they provide software to do all of the setup. > > Dick Meckstroth > > > > "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: Alesis Sanctuary QCard vs Roland SN-01 Pipe Organ & Harpsichord From: "Paul K" <paul99@ptdprolog.net> Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2000 15:26:03 -0400 (EDT)   Hi, Without going into the black hole of "real pipe organs vs electronic", would those of you who have personal experience with either of these sample sets please comment on the quality, selection and ease-of-use of the particular sounds, with details such as which are appropriate for what type of music (romantic, classical, theater). Also does either of them have specific pedal voices? Any comments will be appreciated. This selection will be primarily used for amature, home entertainment. Thanks --Paul      
(back) Subject: Re: address in Deutschland / info about Peter Griesbacher (X-posted) From: "George Lawn" <sandlawn@bayou.com> Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2000 15:46:26 -0700   I think this is the address you want:   Basilita Unserer Lieben Frau zur Alten Kapelle AAkath. Stiftspfarrant St. Kassian St. Kassianspl. 7a D-93047 Regensburg   Phone: 0941/55272   Hope this helps.   Sand Lawn    
(back) Subject: Re: address in Deutschland / info about Peter Griesbacher(X-posted) From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2000 14:07:07 -0700   THANK YOU!   Cheers,   Bud   George Lawn wrote:   > I think this is the address you want: > > Basilita Unserer Lieben Frau zur Alten Kapelle > AAkath. Stiftspfarrant > St. Kassian > St. Kassianspl. 7a > D-93047 Regensburg > > Phone: 0941/55272 > > Hope this helps. > > Sand Lawn > > "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: Nashville organ music stores? From: <Pepehomer@aol.com> Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2000 18:34:48 EDT   Hello again list - I will be in the Nashville area next weekend and I remember reading about some prominent organ music stores in the area, but = I cannot remember their names. One is Lois Fyfe, but I recall there being another one. I also need to know if these stores are "browsing" stores (a =   lot in my area now are order only) and if they are open on Saturdays. Thanks in advance! Justin Karch Organist, Holy Trinity LCMS Rome, GA  
(back) Subject: Update, 7/21/00 From: <Myosotis51@aol.com> Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2000 18:41:38 EDT   Dear Friends,   Thank you for all your messages and phone calls of support during the last =   few months. This has been a trying time for me, with three surgeries for = the breast cancer and now chemotherapy.   I had a terrific surgeon who did a radical mastectomy on me without = damaging nerves or causing any loss of motion, and I have healed really well. I = had a small setback in that a strep throat infection got loose in my bloodstream =   and ended up in the incisions, but my doctors were able to treat me with = oral antibiotics at home. I am also fortunate to have an excellent plastic surgeon, so I will come out of this more or less intact.   I started chemotherapy on Monday with adriamycin and cytoxin (yes, they = are as nasty as they sound). I have that combination for 4 treatments, and = then I will have 4 more of Taxol. I will be finished just before Christmas.   It was not a fun week, but today (Friday) I am feeling very tired but otherwise OK. I had my hair cut off in preparation for its loss, and I = miss the weight of it more than anything else - it was down to my waist, and = now I feel naked! I have a "date" to go wig shopping on Monday, since the = polished look doesn't do it for me.   My friend, Kimo, has been taking very good care of me. He has been with = me through virtually every procedure, and he makes sure that I eat at least something, even when I don't feel like it. I am very fortunate to have = him in my life. We live in Center Moriches, so I'm not far from my children = or the rest of my family.   I'm not hard to find - call me at 516-527-1008 (cell) or 631-874-8343 = (home). My mailing address is PO Box 882, Eastport, NY 11941. And of course, = you all know my email!   Yours, Vicki Ceruti  
(back) Subject: Re: Alesis Sanctuary QCard vs Roland SN-01 Pipe Organ & Harpsichord From: "Paul R. Swank" <prswank@bellatlantic.net> Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2000 21:25:16 -0400   Paul K.   I have the Alesis Sanctuary Card and am very happy with the sounds on it. It has 128 sounds and 100 mixes (two or more sounds together). In = addition it comes with two floppy discs with 256 additional sounds and 200 additional mixes. There are mostly church sounds: pipe organs, bells, choirs, etc. You can see the list of the 128 programs and the 100 mixes = by looking at:   <www.alesis.com/products/qcards/sanctuary_off.html>   If that URL doesn't work go to: <www.alesis.com> and follow the instructions to the Q cards and then the Sanctuary Card.   I use the St. Paul's organ and the St. Mark's organ sounds often with my built-in Baldwin sounds.   By the way, the manufacturer's price is over $200.00, but you can get it many places (legitimate dealers) on the internet for $99.00. Don't pay more than that. There is one on eBay right now going at $75.00, but = before it sells, it will probably go to $99.00.   Paul R. Swank.   At 03:26 PM 7/21/2000 -0400, you wrote: >Hi, >Without going into the black hole of "real pipe organs vs electronic", >would those of you who have personal experience with either of these >sample sets please comment on the quality, selection and ease-of-use of >the particular sounds, with details such as which are appropriate for >what type of music (romantic, classical, theater). Also does either of >them have specific pedal voices? Any comments will be appreciated. >This selection will be primarily used for amature, home entertainment. >Thanks >--Paul      
(back) Subject: Octet Design Corporation owner dies From: "Paul R. Swank" <prswank@bellatlantic.net> Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2000 21:32:52 -0400   It was quite a shock to see that the owner of Octet Design Corporation, Laurent Coray has lost his battle with cancer. The corporation has ceased to do business until further notice. The company was in the forefront of design for the integration of midi, computers, and pipe or electronic = organs.   <www.octetdesign.com>   Paul R. Swank Shocked at the power of cancer. Lord, please help us.     At 09:07 AM 7/21/2000 -0700, you wrote: >You might also have a look at the Octet Designs UM1. Especially if = you're interfacing to a computer, this is an inexpensive, flexible, and easy solution, because they provide software to do all of the setup. > >Dick Meckstroth      
(back) Subject: Re: Octet Design Corporation owner dies From: "Ron Yost" <musik@tcsn.net> Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2000 19:59:03 -0700   Um .. at the risk of seeming insensitive, Laurent died about a year ago, on July 18, 1999. Apparently no one has updated the web page.   He was a brilliant, wonderful man and father .. barely 40-years-of-age. I thought the business was to be resumed by one of his employees ... apparently not. Too bad.   He was a frequent contributor to the "Mechanical Music Digest" .. or MMD. There is information in their archives regarding the circumstances of his death, also.   The MMD web address is:   http://www.mmd.foxtail.com   Some of Mr. Coray's articles are indexed at:   http://mmd.foxtail.com/Archives/Authors/Aut402.html   The notice of his death is:   http://mmd.foxtail.com/Archives/Digests/199907/1999.07.28.04.html   More articles in MMD re: Octet can be found by searching on the company name.   Ron Yost   At 06:32 7:24 PM 7/21/00 , you wrote: >It was quite a shock to see that the owner of Octet Design Corporation, >Laurent Coray has lost his battle with cancer. The corporation has = ceased >to do business until further notice. The company was in the forefront of >design for the integration of midi, computers, and pipe or electronic = organs. > ><www.octetdesign.com> > >Paul R. Swank >Shocked at the power of cancer. >Lord, please help us.