PipeChat Digest #2020 - Friday, April 13, 2001
 
Just a Reminder about IRC
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Re: Historic Organs of Colorado
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: Cheap CDs
  by "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org>
Re: Dubois (X-Posted)
  by "edward a mc callum" <edmack2@juno.com>
Re: Jim Pitts is right! Thanks for your courage and wisdom!
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Re: emergency organ advice sought
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: Historic Organs of Colorado
  by "Ray Thursby" <raythursby@earthlink.net>
Re: Interesting new Disney Hall organ
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: Wanamaker Question X-Posted
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Re: Looking for music
  by "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com>
 

(back) Subject: Just a Reminder about IRC From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 21:54:23 -0500   Folks   Although many of you are very busy during this week i do want to remind you that the regularly schedule PipeChat IRC group will meet tomorrow night at its usual time of 9:00 PM EASTERN time.   I know that some of you will either be playing for services or having choir rehearsals but if you are available we will be on-line - at least some of will be. <G> If you can, please join us.   For those that need information about how to connect please go to the IRC instructions pages on the PipeChat web site at: http://www.pipechat.org/irc.html     While I am at it, I would like to wish all of you a Happy Easter and/or Passover.   David -- **************************************** David Scribner Owner / Co-Administrator PipeChat   http://www.pipechat.org mailto:admin@pipechat.org  
(back) Subject: Re: Historic Organs of Colorado From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 21:59:09 -0500   Maybe not historic, but what happened to the WurliTzer in the Denver Municipal Auditorium? It had one large swell box hanging off one wall. = We're talking about in the 1920's it was installed.   Rick    
(back) Subject: Re: Cheap CDs From: "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org> Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 23:16:51 -0400   Drat! Didn't mean to splatter the list with this one. Sorry, folks. tommylee   > > They all are in the "Cheap CDs" section which appears after on presses = the > > "Recordings" button located at the upper left of the opening page at > > http://www.ohscatalog.org > > > > Bill, > Can you recommend a good recording of Bach's Eight Little Preludes and Fugues? > Preferably the full set - and it doesn't matter if they are in the = "cheap" > group or not. If OHS carries it, I'll snap it right up! <grin> > > Thanks and Cheers, > TommyLee > Reston, VA    
(back) Subject: Re: Dubois (X-Posted) From: "edward a mc callum" <edmack2@juno.com> Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 23:47:14 -0400   please advise where you got this C/D--7-LW's--price also.my Cook Labs 12" disc-although good,is very well worn.   ed mc callum melbourne, florida  
(back) Subject: Re: Jim Pitts is right! Thanks for your courage and wisdom! From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2001 00:55:48 EDT   Dear Jim and list:   Now here are real words of wisdom for those of us who claim to be church musicians. Take them to heart. They are very even handed and meaningful speaking volumns. It's the way I conduct myself in my persuit of good quality church service. This took a great deal of courage to say, and it is truth. Jim is right, we are here to serve the souls of God, not ourselves. With a good dose of discipline, and courage, a person can make an indelible mark on the way a congregation worships. Stay within your own self and don't try to be something you're not.   Have a great Easter to all of you and Passover, and remember Who you work for!   Ron Severin  
(back) Subject: Re: emergency organ advice sought From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 22:08:06 -0700   At 09:28 PM 4/12/2001 -0400, you wrote: >At 08:07 PM 4/12/2001 -0500, John L. Speller wrote: >>Meidinger blowers need a special light-grade oil that can be obtained = from >>Laukhuff in Germany. > >Geez....and people complain about how "hard" it is to get Hammond >oil! lol<snip>   Actually, if one would care to do a little research, one would probably find that "Hammond oil" and Laukauff's "light grade oil" are one in the same..."light amber turbine oil", used in gas turbine and turbojet = aircraft engines and a host of other applications. Sending off to Germany to buy some damned oil is foolishness defined. Get the lubrication = specifications (probably DIN specification, easily converted to NLGI and/or ASTM) and buy =   the oil from a local petroleum jobber. As I said, if this stuff isn't either "light amber turbine oil", or possibly "AW 75 machine oil", I'd be very surprised indeed.   DeserTBoB    
(back) Subject: Re: Historic Organs of Colorado From: "Ray Thursby" <raythursby@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 22:26:39 -0700   Rick Veague writes: "Maybe not historic, but what happened to the = WurliTzer in the Denver Municipal Auditorium?"   Historic it definitely was, though certainly not for the "purists" on this list! After all, it was a unit organ, if not so unified as later = Wurlitzers.   It was ultimately removed from the auditorium (I believe in the early = 1950s) and parts went to various owners. Richard Vaughn bought quite a few ranks = to add to his ex-Paradise Theatre studio Wurlitzer, but never did; they went = to Phoenix when the organ was sold to Bill Brown, I understand. Where they = went from there, I don't know. The console was stored in Encino, CA for a = while, but now controls the organ at J.B. Nethercutt's museum.   As I recall the stoplist, it was an organ that would please nobody today. = It was too limited in unification for today's theater organists, and of = course wouldn't make the grade in a church or concert hall.   Nonetheless, as a piece of history it deserved a better fate....   Ray Thursby    
(back) Subject: Re: Interesting new Disney Hall organ From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 22:15:49 -0700   At 08:15 PM 4/12/2001 -0500, you wrote: >Just saw a picture of the Disney Organ in the OHS Tracker = Magazine....What >did it look like before the earthquake?<snip>   If you think it LOOKS whacked, take a peek at the specification! We'll never live this thing down....   dB    
(back) Subject: Re: Wanamaker Question X-Posted From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2001 01:40:38 EDT   In a message dated 4/12/2001 10:23:10 PM Pacific Daylight Time, RonSeverin@aol.com writes:   << The Wanamaker organ was built on short notice for the St. Louis Mo. Worlds Fair of 1904. Valentine Holzinger was Murray Harris' plant superintendant. He oversaw this project. It's quite interesting that the original five manual 166 rank pipe organ was built in only four months and delivered to the St. Louis WF Pavillion Site set up, tuned and playable on opening day. Wm. H. Barnes Book briefly talks about this extraordinary accomplishment. I'm sure many of the projects Harris was working on at the time were = thrown in and cobbled together to make the initial organ. It went into storage = for 11 years, as there were no buyers because of the unstable condition of Europe and the World at the time. John Wanamaker bought the organ out of storage in 1915. Thirteen Box cars transported the Wanamaker organ to PA for installation. Murray Harris had gambled and lost his factory, and his business in 1904. He couldn't pay his creditors, but he left behind a legacy, that has ment much to many over the last 97 years, a great organ, heard by millions over that length of time. Jameson an English organ builder set up shop in the Wanamaker Dept Store and for the next 15 years completed the organ as we know it. Alexander Guilmant played 91 daily recitals at the Worlds Fair in St. Louis until the Fair closed. hundreds of great and near great organists have played it since. I was just a youngster with a mind like a blotter, but Val Holzinger told his stories to me a bit at a time during the 1950's. I remember them all. To put this into perspective, I'm now pushing 60 myself! Regards, Ron Severin Let's never forget these great men, Murray Harris, and Val Holzinger! :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Note: opinions expressed on PIPORG-L are those of the individual con- tributors and not necessarily those of the list owners nor of the Uni- versity at Albany. For a brief summary of list commands, send mail to listserv@listserv.albany.edu saying GET LSVCMMDS.TXT or see the web page at http://www.albany.edu/piporg-l/lsvcmmds.html . :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: >>  
(back) Subject: Re: Looking for music From: "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com> Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2001 02:43:35 -0500     --------------1AA88ECBA41D0E08FEFBF848 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3Dus-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit     Jerry Anderson wrote:   > I am looking for the following piece - "Children of the Heavenly > Father" arr by Henry V. Gerike. > I am not sure if this is an organ or choral piece and who published > it. > Thanks for you help.   I don't have it, and can't say as I know it, but much if not all of Gerike's music was published by Concordia, but the text is most strongly associated with the American Swedish Lutherans, so it might well have been a predecessor of Augsburg-Fortress.   I have had success with both publishers in the past when I sought "archival" copies. Also, try an interlibrary loan through your local public library....   ns   --------------1AA88ECBA41D0E08FEFBF848 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3Dus-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <!doctype html public "-//w3c//dtd html 4.0 transitional//en"> <html> <body bgcolor=3D"#FFFFFF"> &nbsp; <br>Jerry Anderson wrote: <blockquote TYPE=3DCITE><font face=3D"Arial"><font size=3D-1>I am looking = for the following piece - "Children of the Heavenly Father"&nbsp; arr by Henry V. Gerike.<br> I am not sure if this is an organ or choral piece and who published = it.<br> Thanks for you help.</font></font></blockquote> I don't have it, and can't say as I know it, but much if not all of = Gerike's music was published by Concordia, but the text is most strongly associated with the American Swedish Lutherans, so it might well have been a = predecessor of Augsburg-Fortress. <p>I have had success with both publishers in the past when I sought = "archival" copies.&nbsp; Also, try an interlibrary loan through your local public library.... <p>ns </body> </html>   --------------1AA88ECBA41D0E08FEFBF848--