PipeChat Digest #1468 - Sunday, June 18, 2000
 
Re: a 19th century organ - hypothetical questions (X-posted)
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Re: a 19th century organ - hypothetical questions (X-posted)
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com>
NATL SHRINE KILGEN REDEDICATION (x post)
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
Update an Appleton?
  by "William T. Van Pelt III" <wvanpelt@erols.com>
Re: a 19th century organ - hypothetical questions (X-posted)
  by <TRACKELECT@cs.com>
Yet another New Orleans organ.
  by <DEMPAR1@aol.com>
Another Web Ring?
  by "Brent Johnson" <bmjohns@fgi.net>
Re: a 19th century organ - hypothetical questions (X-posted)
  by "Benjamin M. Baldus" <bbaldus@voyager.net>
Fire in Worcester MA
  by "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com>
Re: a 19th century organ - hypothetical questions (X-posted)
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: a 19th century organ - hypothetical questions (X-posted)
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Aeolian - Skinner  Trackers
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: a 19th century organ - hypothetical questions (X-posted)
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Aeolian - Skinner  Trackers
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Freebie!
  by "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com>
RE: Freebie
  by "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com>
Re: Aeolian - Skinner  Trackers
  by "Dr. Darryl Miller" <organdok@safari.net>
Need help with an e-organ problem
  by "Dr. Darryl Miller" <organdok@safari.net>
Concert
  by "Erik Johnson" <the_maitre@hotmail.com>
Re: Aeolian - Skinner  Trackers
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Re: new and different wedding music?
  by "Dr. Darryl Miller" <organdok@safari.net>
Re: Need help with an e-organ problem
  by <TRACKELECT@cs.com>
Re: Aeolian - Skinner  Trackers
  by "Bob Elms" <elmsr@albanyis.com.au>
 


(back) Subject: Re: a 19th century organ - hypothetical questions (X-posted) From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2000 05:48:49 -0500   At 11:27 PM -0400 6/17/00, TRACKELECT@cs.com wrote: >In a message dated 6/17/00 10:24:14 PM Eastern Daylight Time, >david@blackiris.com writes: > ><< > I really doubt that Jacobiekirche in Hamburg installed an > AEolian-Skinner. I think you had better check you facts on this!! > > David > >> >As I said I heard it from the horses mouth - the organist at the time >- >Heintz Wunterlich >- >If you don't belive it why don't you check the facts and get back to me. = I'm >all ears.   Alan   Actually, I did check the facts before sending off my last post - I checked the "EM Skinner / AEolian-Skinner Opus List" which is complied by Allen Kinsey and Sand Lawn and published by the OHS. There are no listings for any organs in Germany. According to the list only 4 instruments were shipped out of the country. One to Cuba, One to Japan and Two to France.   David    
(back) Subject: Re: a 19th century organ - hypothetical questions (X-posted) From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2000 06:40:41 -0500   David Scribner wrote:   > Actually, I did check the facts before sending off my last post - I > checked the "EM Skinner / AEolian-Skinner Opus List" which is > complied by Allen Kinsey and Sand Lawn and published by the OHS. > There are no listings for any organs in Germany. According to the > list only 4 instruments were shipped out of the country. One to > Cuba, One to Japan and Two to France.   Actually the Japanese one was interesting in being one of only two tracker action organs Skinner ever built. I imagine this was done because Japan did not yet have a reliable electricity supply in those days. The other Skinner tracker was at the Henry Ford Museum and was a replica that replaced Edison's original Roosevelt organ, destroyed by fire. One of the French instruments was used at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.   John Speller  
(back) Subject: NATL SHRINE KILGEN REDEDICATION (x post) From: <ScottFop@aol.com> Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2000 09:25:38 EDT   Friday night, June 16, saw over 1600 fill the National Shrine of the = Little Flower in Royal Oak, MI for the ceremony and recital of rededication of = the 1933 Grand Kilgen pipe organ.   The event was opened with the singing (ever so robustly I might add) of = "All Creatures of Our God and King" sung to the tune of Laast Uns Erfreuen followed by the ceremony of blessing and homily of the Reverend Monsignor William H. Easton, Pastor. Among other things included in his wonderful homily was the story of Fr. Coughlin building the church and his dream of = a comprehensive world class pipe organ right in the center of it all leading =   liturgy. He also spoke of the importance of music in our liturgies and = the important position the instrument has in our church, worship and = community.   Tom Hazleton was introduced and played the following program:   Dedication ("Thru the Looking Glass" Suite) by Deems Taylor -arranged by Charles Courboin   Partita on "Christ Ist Erstanden" by Richard Purvis 1. Prelude 2. Canzone 3. Capriccio 4. Lento 5. Toccata   Concerto No. 4 in F (I. Allegro) by G.F. Handel -transcribed by Charles Courboin   Pavane by Robert Elmore   "Music for the Royal Fireworks" Suite by G.F. Handel (played in duet by Tom Hazleton and Scott Foppiano on dual consoles) 1. Overture 2. The Rejoicing 3. The Peace 4. Bourree 5. Minuet Finale   Adagio (from Symphonie 6) by Charles Marie Widor   Scherzo (from Symphonie 2) by Louis Vierne   Fantasy and Fugue in c minor by J.S. Bach -arranged by Virgil Fox/Tom Hazleton   Encore: Fanfare by Nicholas Jacques Lemmens (played in duet by Tom Hazleton and Scott Foppiano at dual consoles)   Visiting dignitaries included many clergy from the Detroit Archdiocese, = Susan Kilgen-Carie (great grandaughter of george Kilgen), Allen Scirancko = (Kilgen Historian from St. Louis), Edward Kolcz (former assistant organist and director of music at Shrine) from Florida and many others. Individuals = who worked on the project in attendance included Donald Pole (Pole and Kingham =   Pipe Organs) from Chatham, Ontario, Canada and David Fabry and Joseph = Poland (Fabry, Inc- curators of the Kilgen Organ in the National Shrine of the little Flower) from Fox Lake, ILL.   In short- all who were here are saying that the organ has never sounded = this good and the instrument has breathed a new breath of fresh air into out worship and church. As usual, anyone finding themselves in the area is welcome to come see the organ.   Scott F. Foppiano, Director of Music and Liturgical Coordination National Shrine of the Little Flower, Royal Oak, MI  
(back) Subject: Update an Appleton? From: "William T. Van Pelt III" <wvanpelt@erols.com> Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2000 09:43:50 -0400   Dear List:   Please, do not even think of rebuilding an Appleton organ into something = that it is not. There are precious few of them left. And, they are built with the = greatest craftsmanship ever lavished on an organ, anywhere, by a consummate = cabinetmaker. In fact, any Appleton organs remaining ARE indeed museum pieces, and must = remain that way. Check out the one at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, and you'll = understand.   Moreover, they inform our understanding of the music they play perfectly. = They are not intended to play authentically anything composed after about 1850.   Mess around with your Aeolian-Skinners, especially those already rebuilt = many times over such as St. Mary the Virgin, Groton, and Advent. Get a batch of = Organ Clearing House material which is already much rebuilt to convert into the organ of = your dreams. But, leave those Appletons alone! There are only seven or eight of them = reasonably intact, anyway.   In a few months, my CD label, Raven, will issue Lois Regestein's recording = of the extant Appleton organs. Those who can't hear one in person can listen to = the CD. But, I'm telling you as the producer of this CD, the exquisite delicacy = and subtle sounds of the real thing can only be imagined until you hear one of the = organs in person. They are very quiet organs.   Bud, get a later 19th-C organ from the Organ Clearing House to meet your = expectations.   Bill        
(back) Subject: Re: a 19th century organ - hypothetical questions (X-posted) From: <TRACKELECT@cs.com> Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2000 10:28:18 EDT   I guess old Heinz was pulling my leg. I was, after all a teen age organ = nut. He also said that it was a hundred ranks.  
(back) Subject: Yet another New Orleans organ. From: <DEMPAR1@aol.com> Date: Sun Jun 18 11:26:22 2000   The New Orleans Chapter of OHS is proud to report that yet another = important pipe organ project has come to completion. This year, our city = is buzzing with activity. Earlier, we saw the completion of a ten year = dream project at Lakeview Presbyterian Church with the dedication of a new = thirty-four rank instrument. This week, Roy Redman completed a long = awaited restoration of the Ursuline Chapel organ. This important piece of = New Orleans history had been removed years ago after the future of the = building had become uncertain. The Ursuline Nuns were part of the founding = of the city,and their Vieux Carre' chapel is one of the more important = landmarks. The old convent has now been flawlessly restored and converted = into a museum and the chapel is still operated as a Catholic church open = to the public. After many years in storage, the original organ has been = brought back home after a complete and magnificent restoration by Roy and = his firm. Credit is deserved by everyone involved in ! this successful project and New Orleans can be truly proud of this one.  
(back) Subject: Another Web Ring? From: "Brent Johnson" <bmjohns@fgi.net> Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2000 11:11:16 -0500   Due to the overwhelming popularity of the Organ Web Ring, and the large number of people who have suggested it to me over the past couple of = years, the Theatre Organ Web Ring has been created. It's off to a good start, and if you have a web site dealing with Theatre Organs, Theatre Organists, Theatre Organ Music, or anything else you can think of, you're welcome to join. Check it out at http://www.organwebring.com/theatre   Brent Johnson The Organ Web Ring http://www.organwebring.com The Theatre Organ Web Ring http://www.organwebring.com/theatre What was I thinking?    
(back) Subject: Re: a 19th century organ - hypothetical questions (X-posted) From: "Benjamin M. Baldus" <bbaldus@voyager.net> Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2000 12:45:42 -0400   Dear Alan & PipeChatters:   I should have been more complete with my first posting. My trip to = Hamburg was specifically to hear, document and play specific instruments.   The Kemper instrument is not in the chancel area of St Jakobi--but it is = at the rear of the church in a gallery immediately adjacent to the Arp Schnitger instrument. You are correct in that the historic instrument has been beautifully restored, and the 1960s Kemper is also in regular use and = underwent another Kemper rebuilt in 1970. It should be noted, also, that Kemper = attempted several rebuilds of the Schnitger--including making radical changes to = historic pipework, electrifying the action, adding swell boxes and a new console. Kemper's last rebuild undid some of this stuff--but much work had to be = done by Jurgen Ahrend to reverse the damage. KMD Rudolf Kelber is in charge of = the music since Heinz Wunderlich's retirement.   There is, however, a small choir organ up front in the chancel dating from = 1976 built by Klaus Becker of Kupfermuhle. The Becker firm is now under the direction of son--Michael Becker--and builds instruments of unusual beauty = and durability. (Hope College, Holland, MI has a pair of Becker hausorgeln in = seven day, round-the-clock use as practice organs). I visited the shop, and = Michael Becker would love to build some more instruments in the USA.   While I was in Hamburg I bought a pair of books which are pertinent to = these matters. Both are in German, but one can wade slowly through them--mit = Lexikon im Hand!   Reinitzer, Heimo [editor]. Die Arp Schnitger-Orgel der Hauptkirche St. = Jakobi in Hamburg. Hamburg: Christians Verlag, 1995. DM100   A collection of essays and stunning photographs documenting the history of = the St Jakobikirche, its organs and the religious-cultural-political situation = in Germany when changes were made to the Schnitger organ. Most of the book = deals with a detailed discussion of the work of Jurgend Ahrend to return the Arp Schnitger organ back to the builder's intentions. Articles are by = Traugott & Ernst Koch, Marie-Agnes Dittrich, Dorothea Schroder, Ulrich Bitz and = Jurgen Ahrend. There are photos of each rank of pipes, action workings, = shop-work at the Ahrend firm and original contracts with Arp Schnitger.   Seggermann, Gunter. Die Orglen in Hamburg. Hamburg: Christians Verlag, = 1997   This is a catalog of most all the instruments in the metropolitan Hamburg = area, with photos, specifications and detailed bibliography related to each instrument.   All the best,   Ben Baldus   TRACKELECT@cs.com wrote:   > In a message dated 6/17/00 11:46:53 PM Eastern Daylight Time, > bbaldus@voyager.net writes: > > << There is no Aeolian-Skinner there, KMD Heinz > Wunderlich notwithstanding. >> > I just looked up the LP that Wunterlich autographed for me in 1977. It = seems > like yesterday but ... nevermind, maybe he just wished it was an AS in = front > as he got the German Wicks (sorry martin). My point remains the same - = they > preserved the historic instrument in back and put a modern instrument in > front. Gemutlichkeit. > > 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: Fire in Worcester MA From: "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com> Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2000 15:50:29 -0400   The First Unitarian-Universalist Church, Main St., at Lincoln Square, Worcester suffered a 4 alarm fire Saturday afternoon. In the morning newspaper, the organ was described by the minister as having received "heavy water damage" and appeared "lost" despite firefighters efforts to save it by putting a tarpaulin over it. The fire was contained beneath = the roof, where workmen had just left from installing a copper roof earlier in the day. The large sanctuary received heavy smoke and water damage but the church itself is intact, including the steeple and roof. The organ is Aeolian-Skinner 1965 Opus 1433, 4M. 57R., 70 Stops, and 3460 pipes. It is exposed in open tower space above the rear gallery. Organist-Choirmaster = is Will Sherwood. The Georgian building is the second oldest parish in Worcester, and the present building was constructed in 1851.   Judy Ollikkala  
(back) Subject: Re: a 19th century organ - hypothetical questions (X-posted) From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2000 18:14:54 EDT   In a message dated 6/18/00 7:45:37 AM Eastern Daylight Time, jlspeller@stlnet.com writes:   > Actually the Japanese one was interesting in being one of only two > tracker action organs Skinner ever built. Wasn't there an A-S tracker built for an Episcopal church in Dallas? = Seems we heard one at the Dallas AGO convension back in the 70s.   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: a 19th century organ - hypothetical questions (X-posted) From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2000 17:35:42 -0500   At 6:14 PM -0400 6/18/00, Cremona502@cs.com wrote: >In a message dated 6/18/00 7:45:37 AM Eastern Daylight Time, >jlspeller@stlnet.com writes: > > > Actually the Japanese one was interesting in being one of only two > > tracker action organs Skinner ever built. >Wasn't there an A-S tracker built for an Episcopal church in Dallas? = Seems >we heard one at the Dallas AGO convension back in the 70s.   Bruce   I think John was referring to trackers built by EMS. Yes, at the end of the company there were a few of trackers "built". According to Allen Kinzey, Opus 1525 and 1527 were built entirely at A-S. There were some others that were Sipe contracts and were built by Laukhuff. (Op 1509, 1519, 1528, and 1529) There were 7 other contracts with opus numbers for mechanical action organs that were turned over to other companies. See"AEolian-Skinner Remembered - A History in Letters" by Charles Callahan.   David    
(back) Subject: Aeolian - Skinner Trackers From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2000 15:41:06 -0700   There are two in the Dallas area: one was built by Bob Sipe BEFORE he = became associated with A/S ... it's in the Methodist Church in Mesquite, TX ... = Don Pearson, Robert Love, Ken Nienhuis and I played Bach's "Art of Fugue" = there as a post-convention recital in '71. Buddy Ross got a duplicate of that = organ at his Episcopal church (don't remember the name) ... I remember it going in = while I was in Texas, but I don't remember it being used for a convention event.   The Mesquite Methodist organ was made out of bits and pieces ... a = Felgemaker chassis and assorted old pipework, mostly. It was a GRAND little = instrument with a BIG sound in probably the best acoustical setting I've ever heard.   I think there's also another Sipe tracker (from AFTER the A/S debacle) in = the chapel of Highland Park Methodist ....   Isn't the big organ in Zumbro Lutheran in Minnesota also an = Aeolian-Skinner tracker?   Cheers,   Bud   Cremona502@cs.com wrote:   > In a message dated 6/18/00 7:45:37 AM Eastern Daylight Time, > jlspeller@stlnet.com writes: > > > Actually the Japanese one was interesting in being one of only two > > tracker action organs Skinner ever built. > Wasn't there an A-S tracker built for an Episcopal church in Dallas? = Seems > we heard one at the Dallas AGO convension back in the 70s. > > Bruce > . . . .in the Beagles' Nest with the Baskerbeagles > Molly, Duncan, and Miles Cremona502@cs.com > HOWLING ACRES: http://ourworld.cs.com/Brucon502 > > "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: a 19th century organ - hypothetical questions (X-posted) From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2000 18:44:41 EDT   In a message dated 6/18/00 6:36:05 PM Eastern Daylight Time, david@blackiris.com writes:   > > > Actually the Japanese one was interesting in being one of only two > > > tracker action organs Skinner ever built. Anyone have the specs on these two organs. Thanks, David, for bringing me "up to date".   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: Aeolian - Skinner Trackers From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2000 17:52:29 -0500   At 3:41 PM -0700 6/18/00, quilisma@socal.rr.com wrote: >Isn't the big organ in Zumbro Lutheran in Minnesota also an = Aeolian-Skinner >tracker?   Zumbro Lutheran in Minneapolis (actually Rochester, MN according to the Skinner Opus List) is Opus 1509 - 3/52 It was originally a Robert Sipe contact and built by Laukhuff with A-S doing revoicing and pipe replacement before installation.   Other A-S Trackers are:   Opus 1519 - Dr. Bess Heironymus in San Antonio, TX - built by Laukhuff - = 2m/??   Opus 1525 - Church of the Transfiguration, Episcopal, Dallas, TX - 2/18   Opus 1527 - First Church of Christ, Old North Church, Marblehead, MA - = 2/31   Opus 1528 - Cox Chapel, Highland Park UMC, Dallas, TX - built by Laukhuff - 2m/??   From reading the Opus List, i don't think that Opus 1529 is mechanical action considering that it has an Austin console. Sand Lawn, can you give us any help here??   David    
(back) Subject: Freebie! From: "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com> Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2000 19:49:01 -0400   Hi all,   Just a bit off-topic.   I have one (1) CD of The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber recorded on the Hammond Model X-66 and Yamaha Us-1 organs by Frank Pellico - with rhythm tracks made by a Roland MV 30 Sequencer. This is up-for-graps and the = first person to e-mail me privately may have this CD - FREE!   Cheers,   Bonnie Beth Derby Producer & Host ``Orgelwerke'' & ``Choral Traditions'' WCNY-FM, 91.3; Syracuse; WUNY-FM, 89.5, Utica; WJNY-FM, 90.9, Watertown Organist, First Church of Christ, Scientist, Syracuse (1927 E.M. Skinner) orge@dreamscape.com    
(back) Subject: RE: Freebie From: "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com> Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2000 19:53:08 -0400   Sorry - that was suppose to read - ``up-for-grabs'' (working on my son's German keyboard!) :-)   Bonnie Beth Derby orge@dreamscape.com    
(back) Subject: Re: Aeolian - Skinner Trackers From: "Dr. Darryl Miller" <organdok@safari.net> Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2000 20:05:06 -0400   Hi, Y'all!   to my understanding the last A-S organ is in Bowling Green, Kentucky at = the Presbyterian Church. Like others, it was contracted by A-S but finished by Robert Sipe. I've played it and it's o.k. Tom Moody is the organist at = that church and has the letters and contracts (and legal letters) to verify this. I was surprised to see the list attached . . . I'll have to ask Tom the opus number, etc.   Yours,   Darryl by the Sea     At 05:52 PM 6/18/00 -0500, you wrote: >At 3:41 PM -0700 6/18/00, quilisma@socal.rr.com wrote: >>Isn't the big organ in Zumbro Lutheran in Minnesota also an = Aeolian-Skinner >>tracker? > >Zumbro Lutheran in Minneapolis (actually Rochester, MN according to >the Skinner Opus List) is Opus 1509 - 3/52 It was originally a >Robert Sipe contact and built by Laukhuff with A-S doing revoicing >and pipe replacement before installation. > >Other A-S Trackers are: > >Opus 1519 - Dr. Bess Heironymus in San Antonio, TX - built by Laukhuff - 2m/?? > >Opus 1525 - Church of the Transfiguration, Episcopal, Dallas, TX - 2/18 > >Opus 1527 - First Church of Christ, Old North Church, Marblehead, MA - = 2/31 > >Opus 1528 - Cox Chapel, Highland Park UMC, Dallas, TX - built by >Laukhuff - 2m/?? > > From reading the Opus List, i don't think that Opus 1529 is >mechanical action considering that it has an Austin console. Sand >Lawn, can you give us any help here?? > >David > > >"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: Need help with an e-organ problem From: "Dr. Darryl Miller" <organdok@safari.net> Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2000 20:15:50 -0400   Hi, Y'all!   I know this is not the e-list and I don't subscribe to it, but I do know there quite a few of you who own them and play them, so I'm coming to you to ask for a solution to a wee bit of a problem.   I've just purchased an smallish self-contained electronic organ for our home. It was either buying a new car or buying a new organ, so guess what? Uh, huh, you guess it! :)   Anyway, when I turned the organ on yesterday morning to practice a bit, coming through the speakers I heard the news from our radio station which is on the tower of the Church which is right behind our house. Guess what? I don't wanna hear the news when I practice. What to do?   Help!!!!!!!!!   Thanks.   Yours,   Darryl by the Sea    
(back) Subject: Concert From: "Erik Johnson" <the_maitre@hotmail.com> Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2000 20:19:25 EDT   Greetings All,   Just an announcement: Schola Nova - a choral group from Western Massachusetts will be performing =   at 7:00p.m. Friday, June 23rd, 2000 at Notre Dame Church - Southbridge, = MA. The concert will include Bruckner, Victoria, Palestrina and other = composers. Best of all - the concert is FREE.   This will be a perfect chance to hear this highly regarded renaissance choral group in the perfect setting at Notre Dame Church.   Hope to see some of you there!   All the Best, Erik ________________________________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at http://www.hotmail.com    
(back) Subject: Re: Aeolian - Skinner Trackers From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2000 19:22:11 -0500   >to my understanding the last A-S organ is in Bowling Green, Kentucky at = the >Presbyterian Church. Like others, it was contracted by A-S but finished = by >Robert Sipe. I've played it and it's o.k. Tom Moody is the organist at = that >church and has the letters and contracts (and legal letters) to verify >this. I was surprised to see the list attached . . . I'll have to ask Tom >the opus number, etc.   Hi Darryl   As I said in an earlier post - there were 7 addition instruments by A-S that were completed by other. The instrument you are referring to is Opus 1535 for the Presbyterian Church in Bowling Green, KY. According to the Skinner Opus list it has nameplates for both AEolian-Skinner and Robert Sipe who completed it. It might be the very last instrument to bear an A-S nameplate.   The actual last Opus number is 1537 for the First Parish Church, Parish House, Duxbury, MA which is/was a one manual rebuild of an older tracker. It was completed by Storey Clamp.   Hope this answers your question   David    
(back) Subject: Re: new and different wedding music? From: "Dr. Darryl Miller" <organdok@safari.net> Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2000 20:28:55 -0400   At 02:20 AM 6/15/00 -0400, you wrote: >am I the ONLY one who actually has the music for the "Sound Of Music" >wedding march???   Hey, Carlo, et al:   A thousand years I bought this music, too, but decided it just wouldn't work when we got to "How do you handle a prob like Maria." So the 8 or 12 bars before that just doesn't a processional make. But in the movie it's fabulous--both the musical setting and the video.   Yours,   Darryl by the Sea Trying to think of something useful for a processional that no one has mentioned    
(back) Subject: Re: Need help with an e-organ problem From: <TRACKELECT@cs.com> Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2000 20:34:32 EDT   Your problem is RFI (radio frequency interference). The leads from the generators, oscillators, tone wheels or what ever is generating the = signals to the amplifiers must be shielded. They should have been at the factory. First make sure that the instrument is grounded - if it has a three prong plug, get it into a three prong outlet. Outside of this call a reliable e-organ serviceman. Heck! I'm just a pipe organ man who knows a little = about audio - nobody else seems to want to help you ( I have a nice little = Moller Artiste for sale and this will NEVER pick up radio transmissions). You = could call the FCC but they don't answer their phone (no kidding I tried). Also, =   what kind of car did you get?   10-4 Alan B  
(back) Subject: Re: Aeolian - Skinner Trackers From: "Bob Elms" <elmsr@albanyis.com.au> Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2000 08:34:50 +0800   Where does Aeolian fit into the picture? There is one Aeolian in = Australia, but no AS. Bob Elms.   David Scribner wrote:   > At 3:41 PM -0700 6/18/00, quilisma@socal.rr.com wrote: > >Isn't the big organ in Zumbro Lutheran in Minnesota also an = Aeolian-Skinner > >tracker? >