PipeChat Digest #1432 - Friday, June 2, 2000
 
Re: The latest update, 6/1
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: Suggestions, please . . .
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Music and Color
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Needing advice
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: Perfect Pitch, Tonal pitch
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
 


(back) Subject: Re: The latest update, 6/1 From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2000 00:04:19 -0500   Vicki- We're all rooting for you, kid! Praise God and count your blessings.   Rick        
(back) Subject: Re: Suggestions, please . . . From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2000 02:32:52 EDT   In a message dated 6/1/00 6:31:46 PM Eastern Daylight Time, organdok@safari.net writes:   > A non-list member friend e-mailed me today and asked the following = question: > "If you were to commission an anthem, hymn arrangement, or psalm = setting > for organ/brass/choir (possibly including treble choir), who would you ask?" It really depends upon what style you want. Some of my considerations = would be: Charles Callahan, Robert Hobby, Doug Major, Peter Mathews, Peter Pendar Stearnes (I think I got that right), David Hurd, Michael Willcox, Deon Irish, David Ashley White, Sharon Scholl, and etc.   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: Music and Color From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2000 02:49:44 EDT   Sensing music as colour is very interesting, and I use this type of comparison and suggestion in my "stories in glass" recitals, since we are dealing with stained glass windows.   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: Needing advice From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Thu, 01 Jun 2000 23:54:41 -0700   I'd say "burn it", but the smoke would be toxic (grin). They were junk = when Schober was still in business; they're CERTAINLY junk now. Sorry. Go on = the Church Organ Trader or the Theatre Organ Classifieds and you can find = every sort of used electronic organ imaginable, often at reasonable prices. Find yourself a Rodgers, or an Allen, or even an old Conn that's still working, and you'll be much happier. Even a HAMMOND would be better than one of = those kit monstrosities. As I recall, just ONE of their bad features was that = they wouldn't stay in tune. And the technology is SO out of date that I think you'd be hard-pressed to round up even generic parts that would work.   Cheers,   Bud   Eric Chaffey wrote:   > Hi, > > I just subscribed to this list today and I am hoping someone will be > able to give me a little advice. A friend of mine at the church I play > for offered me their partially completed Schober organ. It was > apparently a "do it yourself kit" for an electronic organ. > Unfortunately, the company went out of business before they could order > the stops and I am not sure how complete the instrument is in other > respects. I am not an expert in electronics and the instruction manual > had me baffled on page 1. What I am wondering is if anyone knows of > another company that makes parts that could work for this and how > expensive would it be to get it working. I would really make use of this > organ if at all possible. > > Sincerely, > > Eric Chaffey > > "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: Perfect Pitch, Tonal pitch From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2000 03:12:30 EDT   In a message dated 6/1/00 1:06:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time, chd@mcsi.net writes:   > Would like to hear comments on the pros and cons, and why these > different tunings were developed. > Harvey, (The Invisible Rabbit)   The tuning systems mentioned were: Equal, Pure C (major), Pure A (major), Mean Tone C, Pythagorian C, Werckmeister, Kirnberger, and Vallotti & Young. I believe that the first system of these was Pythagorian, which later developed into Mean Tone. The other various systems (I'm not familiar = with Pure C and A) such were developed by various tuners, often in conjunction with organists to accentuate various keys primarily in use at the time. Tuning systems varied from instrument to instrument and tuner to tuner = since tuning was done by ear rather than machine. The system's purpose was to place the instrument at the best advantage tonally. I find it quite interesting to hear organs with different tuning systems, especially within the course of several hours, as on an organ tour. It =   gives each instrument a uniqueness, beyond the simple yet subtle = differences of voicing. It took me a while to get used to this, but it has been well worth the effort.   Hope this helps.   Bruce .. . . .in the Beagles' Nest with the Baskerbeagles Molly, Duncan, and Miles Cremona502@cs.com HOWLING ACRES: http://ourworld.cs.com/Brucon502