PipeChat Digest #1309 - Saturday, March 18, 2000
 
Fwd: R.I.P. Jimmy Williams
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Photos....
  by "Ray Thursby" <raythursby@earthlink.net>
Re: Kilgen and other builders of the period
  by <MWORGLBAU@aol.com>
Brooklyn AGO Program
  by "Jack Hooton" <jackhooton@compuserve.com>
(no subject)
  by "Roy Wilson" <royjaneann@hotmail.com>
Re:
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Re:
  by "Peder" <peder@carg.com>
RE:
  by "Storandt, Peter" <pstorandt@okcu.edu>
Re: Brooklyn AGO Program
  by "Karl E. Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersv.edu>
Re: Brooklyn AGO Program
  by "Jack Hooton" <jackhooton@compuserve.com>
 



(back) Subject: Fwd: R.I.P. Jimmy Williams From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 09:24:47 -0600   >(Forwarded message from Tom Cotner in Martha, Oklahoma) > >Friends, > >It is with deep sadness that I report the passing of my dear friend and >mentor, J. C. (Jimmy) Williams, long time organbuilder of New Orleans, >Louisiana. > >Jimmy and his wife Nora, along with his father, TJ and mother Sally, >were the AEolian-Skinner representatives and installers for Texas, >Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, for many years before the company >closed for business. He was the "right hand" for Roy Perry, and, as >such, was quite instrumental in the successful completion of many >outstanding A-S organs -- > >He left this life on Thursday, March 16th in the evening, after having >suffered for many years with heart trouble and kidney disease. > >Funeral arrangments are being formed as this is written. I shall pass >on any information I receive from Nora later today in order that anyone >wishing may attend next week in New Orleans. > >Tom Cotner >cotnerpo@brightok.net    
(back) Subject: Photos.... From: "Ray Thursby" <raythursby@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 09:51:50 -0800   Dear Judy,   A belated but no less heartfelt thank you for the photos, which were forwarded to my new address... It was very kind of you to have the copies made...they are excellent.   Having misplaced your message describing the photos, I'm unsure of the location/date/etc. of the color image. It appears to be a Kimball (at = least the bench and console shape suggest it) but I'm otherwise clueless. Do you have any details?   Anyway, many thanks for the pix.   Ray    
(back) Subject: Re: Kilgen and other builders of the period From: <MWORGLBAU@aol.com> Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 14:40:09 EST   Dear Bob, Bud and list,   "Ernie Skinner could build some real dreck (San Francisco's Palace of =   the Legion of Honor comes to mind...honky, tubby, muffled).   Not his fault, at least not totally ... the organ was supposed to be concealed by some kind of cloth (canvas?) to simulate stone or some such nonsense = ... over time it got repainted and repainted and became more and more acoustically opaque. I think the recent rebuild addressed the problem, but I haven't = heard it."   Well I, for one, have heard the organ both before and after. I think that there is great improvement with the sound when they changed the = canvas material covering the organ chambers. Almost sounds like a new instrument. =     "Isn't the Echo Organ at Woolsey Hall also under the floor in the = back of the auditorium?"   Yes. But the building is a giant cave with great acoustics, so it doesn't really matter :-).     Michael R. Williamson Williamson-Warne & Associates Hollywood Ca.  
(back) Subject: Brooklyn AGO Program From: "Jack Hooton" <jackhooton@compuserve.com> Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 15:30:52   The Brooklyn AGO Chapter will present a program of organ and choral music by Brooklyn composers Sunday, March 19, at St Ann & The Holy Trinity, Montague at Clinton, Brooklyn Heights, at 5 PM. The organ is the largest remaining E M Skinner in New York. Of particular interest is a new congregational setting of Episcopal Rite I for congregation by David Hurd, commisioned by St Paul's Church, Brooklyn.    
(back) Subject: From: "Roy Wilson" <royjaneann@hotmail.com> Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 13:53:44 PST   Would someone please post the web page, and/or the email addess, and/or = the mailing address and telephone of the Schoenstein Organ Co.?   Thanks;   :o)   Roy Wilson   ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com    
(back) Subject: Re: From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 16:06:55 -0600   >Would someone please post the web page, and/or the email addess, >and/or the mailing address and telephone of the Schoenstein Organ >Co.? >   Schoenstein doesn't have either a web page or an email address.   Their Street Address is: 3101 20th St San Francisco, CA 94110 Phone 415- MI 7-5132 ( the MI is as in MIssion 7, for those of us that remember when telephone exchanges had names <G>)   David    
(back) Subject: Re: From: "Peder" <peder@carg.com> Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 16:13:46 -0600   No website as of yet but their address is as follows:   Schoenstein & Co. 3101 Twentieth Street San Francisco, CA. 415-647-5132-main line 415-647-6038-fax   Peder..:) -----Original Message----- From: Roy Wilson <royjaneann@hotmail.com> To: pipechat@pipechat.org <pipechat@pipechat.org> Date: Friday, March 17, 2000 3:53 PM     >Would someone please post the web page, and/or the email addess, and/or = the >mailing address and telephone of the Schoenstein Organ Co.? > >Thanks; > >:o) > >Roy Wilson > >______________________________________________________ >Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com > > >"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: From: "Storandt, Peter" <pstorandt@okcu.edu> Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 16:13:43 -0600   I'm surprised they have a Zip code.... :-]   Peter   -----Original Message----- From: David Scribner [mailto:david@blackiris.com] Sent: Friday, March 17, 2000 4:07 PM To: PipeChat Subject: Re:     >Would someone please post the web page, and/or the email addess, >and/or the mailing address and telephone of the Schoenstein Organ >Co.? >   Schoenstein doesn't have either a web page or an email address.   Their Street Address is: 3101 20th St San Francisco, CA 94110 Phone 415- MI 7-5132 ( the MI is as in MIssion 7, for those of us that remember when telephone exchanges had names <G>)   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: Re: Brooklyn AGO Program From: "Karl E. Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersv.edu> Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 17:29:53 -0500 (EST)     > The Brooklyn AGO Chapter will present a program of organ and choral = music > by Brooklyn composers Sunday, March 19, at St Ann & The Holy Trinity, > Montague at Clinton, Brooklyn Heights, at 5 PM.   If past Brooklyn composers are included:   Harry Rowe Shelley on it? John Zundel? Dudley Buck? a gospel song by Robert Lowery?      
(back) Subject: Re: Brooklyn AGO Program From: "Jack Hooton" <jackhooton@compuserve.com> Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 18:42:30   The composers are:   George Warren John Rodgers Dudley Buck Robert Crandell John Huston Harry Rowe Shelley Johnj Brian McAnuff Gregory Eaton David Hurd John Zundel Peter Stoltxfus