PipeChat Digest #1528 - Sunday, July 23, 2000
Re: address in Deutschland / info about Peter Griesbacher (X-posted)
  by <WiegandCJ@aol.com>
Re: Nashville organ music stores?
  by "Norman Chapman" <normanchapman@hotmail.com>
Re: Adding electric and Her Bishness moves slots
  by "Dr. Darryl Miller" <organdok@safari.net>
Re: Nashville organ music stores?
  by "Dr. Darryl Miller" <organdok@safari.net>
Re: Adding electric and Her Bishness moves slots
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re:1895 Haskell x posted
  by <TRACKELECT@cs.com>
Re: Nashville organ music stores?
  by <Tspiggle@aol.com>
Re: Church burnt - more details
  by "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org>
"Stories in Glass" and website additions
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>

(back) Subject: Re: address in Deutschland / info about Peter Griesbacher (X-posted) From: <WiegandCJ@aol.com> Date: Sat, 22 Jul 2000 07:40:11 EDT   In einer eMail vom 21.07.00 19:13:11 (MEZ) - Mitteleurop. Sommerzeit schreib= t=20 quilisma@socal.rr.com:   << Could one of our friends in Germany please give me the postal or e-mail address for the Roman Catholic cathedral in Regensburg? >>   Dompfarrei St. Ulrich Niederm=FCnstergasse 4 D-93047 Regensburg   Carl  
(back) Subject: Re: Nashville organ music stores? From: "Norman Chapman" <normanchapman@hotmail.com> Date: Sat, 22 Jul 2000 14:57:18 GMT   To Justin Karch,organist at Holy Trinity LCMS in Rome, Georgia:If the = Vester Music Store is still in existence, that is probably the store you have = heard of. I know that they moved (from eighth street?)and I was just looking = for a Nashville phone book which I couldn't find, but I imagine it's on the internet. Or Vester's may have been taken over by another group. I = can't resist telling you about another unrelated bit of information, but first asking you a dumb question: what does LCMSrefer to? I play, when i'm not injured with a colles fracture as I am now, for an ELCA--Lutheran-- = church. The other crazy thing is about Rome, Georgia. When I was a piano = student at the University of Kansas with a wonderful teacher (early teacher of Rosalyn Turek)who wrote a book about Bachpublished by Indiana University Press--his name was Jan Chiapusso--he (Chiapusso) kept repeating, when advising me about my future career, that if I went ahead and got advanced degrees I might be able to teach music in a college--but he always warned that it might be in "Rome, Georgia". I guess that's where HE taught = before going to teach at the University of Kansas. I guess he would have taught = in Rome Georgia in the thirties or forties (1930'3 or 1940's). I know = there's a college there--do you suppose anyone there would know about what went on =   1930--1945 and specifically anything about him? His book is about Bach's knowledge of history and various other things and is quite interesting. = Nashville is a nice area and around it in the country are beautiful streams--nice places to walk! I live --or esixt--in Holly Springs, Mississippi and so your location in the south has partly been responsible for this long response. Good luck. >From: Pepehomer@aol.com >Reply-To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> >To: pipechat@pipechat.org >Subject: Nashville organ music stores? >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 > >"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 >   ________________________________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at http://www.hotmail.com    
(back) Subject: Re: Adding electric and Her Bishness moves slots From: "Dr. Darryl Miller" <organdok@safari.net> Date: Sat, 22 Jul 2000 14:04:04 -0400   At 10:37 PM 7/1/00, Desert Bob wrote: >I also notice no new material on "Le Joie du Moozique". One >can surmise that productions at Corraled Gerbils are all over and done = with?   Hey, Y'all!   I've never heard Coral Ridge Church referred to as Bob does, but it's = cute. And jsut for the record, Diane is still producing t.v. program for the = "Joy of Music" television series. Trinity isn't the only place you can see her show. From time-to-time PBS does air one of her shows (usually wihtout the Christian commentary) and Mother Angelica's network, as well. I think = there might be another network or two, but can't remember their names.   Yours,   Darryl by the Sea    
(back) Subject: Re: Nashville organ music stores? From: "Dr. Darryl Miller" <organdok@safari.net> Date: Sat, 22 Jul 2000 14:16:06 -0400   At 02:57 PM 7/22/00 GMT, you wrote: >If the Vester >Music Store is still in existence,   Hi, Y'all!   Sorry to say, but Jim Vester closed his doors a few years ago. But for so many years, he had the best selection of organ music in the country (as = far as I know). I loved going there and browsing by the hour.   Lois Fyfe (fomerly buyer for Vester Music) has opened her own shop and has a huge organ selection for purchase. You can go to her shop or call her on the phone. Elizabeth, Lisa and Jonathan are wonderful people and so very knowledgeable. I dropped a couple of hundred dollars at her store just = last week. (Did you know the Tournemire "improvisations" now retail at $45 for each set?--Wow!)   Yours,   Darryl by the Sea    
(back) Subject: Re: Adding electric and Her Bishness moves slots From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Sat, 22 Jul 2000 13:06:02   At 02:04 PM 7/22/2000 -0400, you wrote: >And jsut for the record, Diane is still producing t.v. program for the = "Joy >of Music" television series. Trinity isn't the only place you can see her >show.<snip>   One can barely see here at all on TBN anymore. I taped the new Monday = slot last week and got some charlatan for a half-hour. Local listings still showed her on at 9:00 AM on Monday, but...oh well!   >From time-to-time PBS does air one of her shows (usually without the >Christian commentary) and Mother Angelica's network, as well.<snip>   I checked our local PBS outlet, and they don't carry her, but have had inquiries, so they've put her show on a "want list". Although the format of the show isn't what we'd all like at times, I do watch often and think it's an important vehicle to get the organ out to a wider audience. A = move to PBS nationwide would surely help, as would secularizing the program somewhat. With churches dying out slowly by surely, the organ needs to be cast in the same light as other serious musical media, not just a church "appliance".   DeserTBoB  
(back) Subject: Re:1895 Haskell x posted From: <TRACKELECT@cs.com> Date: Sat, 22 Jul 2000 16:32:02 EDT   In a message dated 7/21/00 3:26:50 AM Eastern Daylight Time, rohrschok502@cs.com writes:   << << Currently restoring an 1895 organ that is right on main street of a = busy shore town. >> Sounds like a wonderful project. Any more info... specs??? builder??? >> This is an 1895 C.S. Haskell located in Sea Bright, N.J. (the next town = down from Sandy Hook). Here is the spec.   Pedal 30 notes, flat. non radiating. 16' Bourdon   Swell 61 notes 8' Op. Diapason 8' St. Diapason 8' Salicional (common bass w. St. Diap.) 4' Harmonic Flute 8' Oboe T.C. Tremulant   Great 8' Op. Diapason 8' Melodia 8' Dulciana (in Swell) 4' Gemshorn (in Swell)   Sw/Pd Gt/Pd Sw/Gt Sw/Gt 4'   Key action: Mechanical * Stop action: Tubular Pneumatic   *The Melodia is on tubular pneumatic action   This is the original specification with the exception of the Melodia. The Melodia was added around 1910. It is mounted directly in front of the Gt. Op.Diapason with brass tubes running into the Great chest for it's action. =   This makes tuning the Diapason next to impossible. In the '50's or '60's a =   company out of Philadelphia turned the Dulciana and Salicional into a 2' fifteenth and 2' Super Octave by cutting the original pipes down. I have replaced them with some nice Hook and Hastings ranks. However one thing perplexes me; The 4' Gemshorn is a cut down Gamba. The pipes are scribed "GEMS" in the beautiful cursive handwriting common in the 19'th century = but have "GAM" in very small type stamped on them. The lowest eight pipes are scribed "PRINC" and "GEMS" They are all scroll/cone tuned unlike the 2' = stops which have steel tuning collars. My theory is that 1. The Gemshorn / Gamba =   pipes are original and second hand pipes were used to save money = (unlikely). 2. The original Gemshorn was replaced well before the strings were turned into 2' stops. 3. The Gemshorn was replaced at the same time as the = strings and the Phil. company just happened to have this set laying around. In any =   case we will replace the Gemshorn/Gamba with a real Gemshorn. I do not = have one in my collection. If anyone does have a nice spotted metal 4' Gemshorn =   please contact me. The original feeder bellows were removed but the large, =   double fold reservoir is still there. This will be rebuilt and we will be building new feeder bellows so that the organ can once again be hand = pumped. In addition to the Gemshorn I am also looking for old ironwork to connect = the feeders. The organ is now winded by a ventus blower in the basement. This undoubtedly replaced a Kinetic "greenbox". I am not sure if the feeders = were once driven by a water motor. I came up with no real clues upon inspection = of the basement. Overall, when one walks up to the organ it looks for all the world like = one of the thousands of Esteys built with the "Hammond" style stop controls. = But it isn't, it is an ancestor. It was Charley Haskell's son who went over to =   Estey and took this style of organbuilding with him (or so I have been = told). He was the one that invented Haskell basses and reedless reeds.   Alan B.  
(back) Subject: Re: Nashville organ music stores? From: <Tspiggle@aol.com> Date: Sat, 22 Jul 2000 18:01:04 EDT   Unfortunately, Vester Music, which had a very wide selection of organ = music, is no more. Their Eight Ave. store was bought out by another company, I believe in Dallas, and the store closed. A few "remnants" were purchased = by someone and moved to the local Allen Organ dealer (Street Music), but unfortunately, that didn't last long and closed too.   I think Lois Fyfe sells music, but I don't think she has a store. I could = be wrong.   Tom  
(back) Subject: Re: Church burnt - more details From: "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org> Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2000 00:53:48 -0400   > 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.   This was indeed the one that I was thinking of. I went back and checked = my archives. Heroic efforts were made to protect the organ so it was not a = total loss and it has been moved for restoration.   As for the Lexington Presbyterian Church, I tracked down that the organ = was a Moller installed in 1959. They're not sure if anything from it can be salvaged or not. Unfortunately, I do not have the stop list.   There was also an extensive music library near the organ which was damaged = but not completely lost. Many of the pews, which also date back 150 years, = were only water damaged since the fire was in the roof. The church was insured = for $4 million and the congregation is already discussing rebuilding using the =   original architectual plans, which are still available. I suspect that = Bill McCorkle will have a new organ installed since the church was very proud = of the one that had been there.   TommyLee    
(back) Subject: "Stories in Glass" and website additions From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2000 00:53:06 EDT   Below is the recital program for Sunday. In addition, I have made some=20 changes in my webpage < Ourworld.cs.com/Brucon502 > which give information=20 about some organs in the North Central Florida area. Please visit, and=20 enjoy the doggies, too! ;-)   STORIES IN GLASS - VIII HOLY TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH 23 July 2000 ~ ~ + ~ ~ Four o=E2=80=99clock pm   Bruce Cornely, organist   Featured windows: The Baptism of Jesus & God the Holy Spirit   Program   Music of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)   Toccata & Fugue in d-minor   from the =E2=80=9CMiscellaneous Compositions on the Chorale=E2=80=9D Have mercy, Lord, My Sin Forgive   from the =E2=80=9CCatechism Hymns=E2=80=9D =20 To Jordan came the Lord, Our Christ These are the Holy Ten Commands (2 settings) =E2=80=9CWe Believe in One True God=E2=80=9D=20   ~ + ~   Fountain Reverie . . . Percy Fletcher (1879-1932)   from Seven Chorale Preludes . . . Richard Purvis (1913-1994) Pastorale on =E2=80=9CForest Green=E2=80=9D =20 Canzona on =E2=80=9CLiebster Jesu=E2=80=9D=20   from Preludes on American Hymn Tunes . . . Jean Langlais (1907-1991) =E2=80=9CThere is a Fountain Filled with Blood=E2=80=9D =E2=80=9COn Jordan=E2=80=99s Stormy Banks I Stand=E2=80=9D=20   Toccata (from Symphony V) . . . Charles Marie Widor (1844-1937)=20 =20 =20     Bruce=20 .. . . .in the Beagles' Nest with the Baskerbeagles Molly, Duncan, and Miles Cremona502@cs.com HOWLING ACRES: http://ourworld.cs.com/Brucon502