PipeChat Digest #2280 - Friday, August 3, 2001
 
RE: Divorce Music
  by "Storandt, Peter" <pstorandt@okcu.edu>
Re: a music printing question (X-posted)
  by "Douglas A Campbell" <dougcampbell@juno.com>
Re: Divorce Music
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Tuning keyboard
  by "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@arkansas.net>
Re: Congregational sophistication?
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: Divorce Music
  by <Wurlibird1@aol.com>
Re: PipeChat Digest #2266 - 07/26/01
  by <RJAYWILL@aol.com>
Re: PipeChat Digest #2266 - 07/26/01
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com>
Re: PipeChat Digest #2266 - 07/26/01
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: Tuning keyboard or stop
  by "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net>
Re: Tuning keyboard
  by "Arthur Aldrich" <artie00000@home.com>
RE: Newbie Question: Resources for MIDI Conversion of 32-note AGO Pedalbo
  by "Nathanael & Laura Iversen" <mediaart@optonline.net>
Re: Tuning keyboard and stop
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
Re: Nicking and DeNicking pipes
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
Re: Tuning keyboard
  by "Brent Johnson" <brentmj@swbell.net>
An Open Letter From Scott Foppiano
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
Re: Nicking and DeNicking pipes
  by "Luther Melby" <lmelby@prtel.com>
Re: PipeChat Digest #2266 - 07/26/01
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Re: An Open Letter From Scott Foppiano
  by <OrganMD@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: RE: Divorce Music From: "Storandt, Peter" <pstorandt@okcu.edu> Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2001 16:23:29 -0500   With bubbles?   -----Original Message----- From: Jeffrey Korns [mailto:jakorns@home.com] Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2001 4:31 PM To: PipeChat Subject: Re: Divorce Music     Umm how 'bout Lawrence Welk's sign off "Adios, au Revoire, Auf Wiedersen"? Jeff Korns http://members.home.net/jakorns/ ----- Original Message ----- From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT"   > Well that certainly is final. > -----Original Message----- > From: Ray Ahrens [mailto:Ray_Ahrens@msn.com] > Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2001 3:41 PM > To: PipeChat > Subject: Re: Divorce Music > > > Since we're heading toward musical theater, how 'bout "So long, = farewell, > auf wiedersehn, good bye" from the Sound of Music? > > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: COLASACCO, ROBERT > Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2001 4:36 PM > To: 'PipeChat' > Subject: RE: Divorce Music > > Remember South Pacific? "I'm gonna wash that man right outta my = hair...and > send him on his way!!" > > Robert Colasacco > > -----Original Message----- > From: John Vanderlee [mailto:jovanderlee@vassar.edu] > Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2001 12:12 PM > To: PipeChat > Subject: Re: Divorce Music > > > Ok I'll ad one: > " Softly, as I leave you" for the reflective moments. > > John V > > "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 > > "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 > > > >     "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 music printing question (X-posted) From: "Douglas A Campbell" <dougcampbell@juno.com> Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2001 18:30:32 -0400   Listers,   Paper at ANY size can be obtained in a wide variety of weights and colors at your local printers. They can cut paper to any size you would like, and if you aren't too fussy about the stock - they can use some of their "scrap" and give you a very good price !     Douglas A. Campbell Skaneateles, NY     On Wed, 1 Aug 2001 23:34:42 +0100 "Stephen Barker" <steve@ststephenscanterbury.freeserve.co.uk> writes: > Hi Bud, > > In the UK we obviously have no problem getting A4 and A3 paper! > however, > music over here is printed on B4 paper folded once... the dimensions > for > this are 352x250 mm approximately (sorry - don't know what that > equates to > in inches!) Does this work out to be the same as Octavo? I have > set up a > seperate paper style for this (also with stave sizes set to 5). > However, > you can't actually buy B4 (or B5) paper anywhere, so I print on the > slightly > larger 'A' sizes with the crop marks and trim them down. It's a bit > of a > pain, but the music fits into folders much better without tearing > -even > better if you can do it onto 100gm paper to make it really last > well! That > would make a large number of pages a bit heavy though! > > Cheers, > > Steve, > Canterbury, UK > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> > To: "+mailing list, ANGLICAN-MUSIC" > <anglican-music@list.stsams.org>; > "organchat" <organchat@egroups.com>; "pipechat" > <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2001 5:12 PM > Subject: a music printing question (X-posted) > > > > I haven't looked REALLY hard, but it seems that octavo-size paper > is not > > generally available in the U.S. ... one can't just run down to > Staples > > and pick up a ream. > > > > Sibelius supports the European A3 and A4 sizes, American letter > size (8 > > 1/2 x 11), and something REALLY big called "Tabloid", which I > presume is > > tabloid newspaper size, for full orchestral scores. I presume > (though I > > haven't tried it) that one could set up for an 8 1/2 x 14 folded > booklet > > in Sibelius by doing a custom setup. > > > > So ... does anyone actually bother to PRINT anthems in octavo > size? Do > > you have the paper specially cut? Or is octavo A3 or A4 folded? I > > presume (since all our printers at home and at church support it) > that > > one CAN get A3 and/or A4 size paper in the U.S. ... or is that > just to > > keep from building two different printers for the two markets? > > > > I do everything for the choir on 8 1/2 x 11 two-sided, and > comb-bind the > > copies; I do the congregational booklets on 8 1/2 x 11 two-sided, > > divided page, folded and stapled, or comb-bound, if it's a > permanent > > booklet, like the Ordinary of Evensong ... I'd RATHER do it on 8 > 1/2 x > > 14 folded, but the Rector thinks that's too big. > > > > Anybody have any thoughts? > > > > Cheers, > > > > Bud-by-the-Beach > > > > > > "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 > > > > > > > > > "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: Divorce Music From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2001 18:59:25 EDT     --part1_de.1859bd1b.289b354d_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 8/2/01 5:35:39 PM Eastern Daylight Time, pstorandt@okcu.edu writes:     > With bubbles? > Nah! Yah can't have Bubbles until the divorce is final. heeheehee   Bruce Cornely ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Duncan, Miles, Molly, and Dewi Visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/   --part1_de.1859bd1b.289b354d_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>In a message dated = 8/2/01 5:35:39 PM Eastern Daylight Time, <BR>pstorandt@okcu.edu writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">With bubbles? <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0">Nah! &nbsp;&nbsp;Yah can't have Bubbles until = the divorce is final. &nbsp;heeheehee <BR> <BR>Bruce Cornely &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;~ &nbsp;Cremona502@cs.com &nbsp; <BR>with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" <BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Duncan, Miles, Molly, and Dewi <BR>Visit Howling Acres at = &nbsp;&nbsp;http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/</FONT></HTML>   --part1_de.1859bd1b.289b354d_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Tuning keyboard From: "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@arkansas.net> Date: Thu, 02 Aug 2001 18:05:04 -0500   At 10:44 AM 8/2/01 -0700, you wrote: >It's usually a small keyboard with a tether that the tuner can carry = around >with >him inside the organ in case he has to tune by himself without a = key-holder. >I'd >think, though, that he'd still have to go back to the console to change = stops, >unless a way was provided to do that inside the chamber as well.   Greetings, Robert, Bud, and List!   Bud is quite right -- a "tuning keyboard" is usually a small set of keys (sometimes just buttons of some sort, arranged as a keyboard) located in = an organ chamber, such that the tuner does not require a "keyholder" at the console. This would be provided where normal communication between = chamber and console would be difficult or impossible -- as in very *large* buildings, or very *loud* divisions <g>. Often "tuning keyboards" will include a means to control stops as well (though this means might very = well be as simple as a row of pins and a clip lead or two).   Another variation on the theme is a division of an organ equipped with its own "tuning stop" -- a (usually short-compass) rank of pipes, provided = only as a tuning reference, and only enabled from the chamber location by the tuner. Again, such a thing would be supplied for an extremely *loud* and/or *remote* division of an instrument.   Cheers!   Tim Bovard Little Rock AR          
(back) Subject: Re: Congregational sophistication? From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2001 18:30:53 -0500   When I was in eigth-grade Catholic school in south Chicago, I was = privilaged to get the key to the loft where -at age 10- I practiced on our 3-manual Moeller. Many a Sunday after church was spent with me, mom and dad = enjoying this privilage. Unbeknownst to us, there were people praying their Rosaries while I was upstairs practicing Alley Cat. Goofy me. Fortunate, I have changed my ways :-) I find now, playing the songs from J. Crawford's "In A Monastary Garden" more appropriate -and more deliciouser.   Rick    
(back) Subject: Re: Divorce Music From: <Wurlibird1@aol.com> Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2001 20:05:50 EDT   Pete Storandt writes:   >With bubbles?<<   Not advisable. It was probably the fooling around with "Bubbles" that led = to the divorce.   Jim P  
(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #2266 - 07/26/01 From: <RJAYWILL@aol.com> Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2001 20:49:47 EDT   re: Unbelieveable   I'm curious, how do you denick a pipe? I didn't know you could do that.   R Jay Williamson  
(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #2266 - 07/26/01 From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2001 19:57:54 -0500   From: <RJAYWILL@aol.com> re: Unbelieveable   > I'm curious, how do you denick a pipe? I didn't know you could do that.   Various methods have been tried over the years with more or less success. To some extent it is possible to rub out the nicks by smoothing the = surface of the metal with a suitable implement. It is also possible to fill in = the nicks using a resin or some other suitable filler.   Rubbing out the nicking was very fashionable in the 1960's. It was = usually also misguided. These days organbuilders spend quite a bit of time = putting the nicking back into pipes that had it removed!   John Speller    
(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #2266 - 07/26/01 From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Thu, 02 Aug 2001 18:00:11 -0700   Fill in the nicks with plastic wood, solder, whatever.   Cheers,   Bud   RJAYWILL@aol.com wrote:   > re: Unbelieveable > > I'm curious, how do you denick a pipe? I didn't know you could do that. > > R Jay Williamson > > "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: Tuning keyboard or stop From: "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2001 21:21:07 -0400     ----- Original Message ----- From: "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@arkansas.net> > > Another variation on the theme is a division of an organ equipped with = its > own "tuning stop" -- a (usually short-compass) rank of pipes, provided only > as a tuning reference, and only enabled from the chamber location by th= e > tuner. Again, such a thing would be supplied for an extremely *loud* > and/or *remote* division of an instrument.   A rank like this is provided for the Petite R=E9cit way up on the top of = the organ at St. Ignatius Loyola, New York. For those of you who have seen th= e organ, it is between the Swell shades of this division and the <en chamad= e> reeds, three or four octaves (I forget) and has its switch hidden in the monitor cabinet at the console.   Because of intermittent odd difficulties with AOL (HTML garbage, =3D20 si= gns at carriage returns, etc.), I am now using the above Earthlink address fo= r mailing lists. ManderUSA@aol.com still exists for correspondence.   Cheers,   Malcolm Wechsler www.mander-organs.com        
(back) Subject: Re: Tuning keyboard From: "Arthur Aldrich" <artie00000@home.com> Date: Thu, 02 Aug 2001 21:44:46 -0700   Perhaps soon enough we will have infra-red remotes for tuning purposes. = My air conditioner even has one! Arthur Aldrich       "COLASACCO, ROBERT" wrote:   > In reading among the organs in NYC I came across the one at the Met and = one > of the features in the specifications is and "tuning keyboard" which in = the > case of this organ is located in the chamber (the entire organ is = enclosed > as one would expect). What is a tuning keyboard? I would think it to be = a > keyboard for tuning but what exactly does that mean!!!! Call me dumb, = what I > say. > Robert Colasacco > > Robert B. Colasacco > Administrative Assistant/Secretary > Distinguished Colleagues > Population Council > One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza > New York, NY 10017 > Direct Telephone: (212) 339-0685 > Main Telephone: (212) 339-0500 > Fax: (212) 755-6052 > e-mail: rcolasacco@popcouncil.org > Visit our web site: > www.popcouncil.org > > "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: Newbie Question: Resources for MIDI Conversion of 32-note AGO Pedalboard From: "Nathanael & Laura Iversen" <mediaart@optonline.net> Date: Thu, 02 Aug 2001 19:29:02 -0400   I have gone through this process and have built a fully functional board. It took me three tries to get it right, but I've learned along the way. I purchased a Voltage/MIDI encoder (originally made by Octet Systems) from = Ron @ Midiator systems, and hooked it up to my homemade pedalboard interface. Getting the switches aligned right is the hard part.   I finally had my local Rodgers dealer order the piece of wood that goes at the back of the console to hold the reed switches. That way I had = something rigid that also came "pre-spaced" for the switches. I mounted reed = switches obtained from DigiKey and wired it up. You do want to purchase the screw terminal boards that Ron offers offers. I can set the MIDI channel to anything I want, and it works great.   The main thing is that you need a very stiff, solid board on which to = mount your reed switches. Alignment is very important. If I had to do it = again, I would consider the physical contact switches that seem to be used by = many builders. You can see these on organ building supplier sites, like Klann = or Organ Supply Co. Yahoo will turn up their URL's. They are a purely physical contact with no fussy alignment to get right... very attractive = if you've messed with reed switches.   I just got GigaStudio running, so it's time for some great Pipe samples = with no loops. I did the whole Jeux "virtual pipe organ on a SoundBlaster" and that was workable, though not very real compared to the 3/60 pipe organ I take my lessons on! The stuff available on the Gigasampler format is incredible. Check www.nemesysmusic.com.   Do make sure you have a real organ bench and a nice adjustable stand. I measure everything of to AGO specs, and have found it a great practice instrument.   If you want pictures, I can send you some digital pics, if you email.   - Nathanael    
(back) Subject: Re: Tuning keyboard and stop From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2001 23:15:07 EDT   Dear Pipechatters:   As work progresses on our IV/135 for Temple Emanu-El in NYC, I am quite =   grateful to our shop foreman, Albert Jensen-Moulton, for the MIDI ports he =   has put around the ten-division instrument for use during voicing, tonal finishing, and in the future, tuning. He carries with him a 49-note keyboard, with an octave shifter; tuning the coupler octaves of the organ =   (all but the Great are on 73-note soundboards) requires a bit of = switching. Apparently, when the computerised mechanisms are all in place and finally programmed, stop changes can be affected from the chamber itself, without having to return to the console to move knobs. A universal tuning reference is also being installed in the new North = Tuba Gallery. This section of the organ contained the many stacks of old = Casavant pneumatic combination action machines, at the arch spring above the North triforium. When they were removed, there was enough room to reinstall one = of the three Pedal Bourdons there, plus the new Tuba section. (There is also =   room for a 30-rank Positiv, but I got vetoed on THAT little scheme). The tuning stop is simply 12 pipes, middle C to middle B, of a 4' Principal, of locomotive whistle scale, voiced on 25" pressure, and is actually on the unit chest that holds the 73-pipe Chazozerot, which plays = at 16', 8', and 4'. There is a knob that just says "Tuning Reference 4'," = which floats with the Tuba division to any manual through the Tuba division = ventils. Between the movable tuning keyboard and the tuning reference stop, we = hope to keep this vast monster in decent tune. The installation of air conditioning for the first time since the building was built should also help, although it takes some time for such systems to settle down.   Sebastian Matthaus Gluck New York City  
(back) Subject: Re: Nicking and DeNicking pipes From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2001 23:25:21 EDT   The old fashioned method of nicking languids, using various knives and nicking tools to incise either or both the languid or inner edge of the = lower lip, have been replaced by more modern methods.   Prepackaged nicks are available in boxes of 100, 500, or 1,000, and in a variety of styles. They usually come in three sizes. Unfortunately, most =   suppliers will not bother to sell you a single nick, because it isn't = worth it for them to pull it out of stock, package it, and mail it, and on an individual basis, nicks can be very expensive that way.   Always keep nicks in their original containers, or in clearly marked, securely sealed containers. The last thing you want to do is reach into a =   box of Medium German Nicks while voicing a 5-1/3' Quint and inadvertently = use a French Large Nick in the middle of a languid.   Once a box of nicks is opened, it should be used within four months; a really discerning musical ear can tell if the voicer has used stale nicks. = And no amount of tonal finishing will compensate for soggy nicks.   Removing nicks is accomplished by pressing a slice of processed cheese = food product against the languid, which pulls the nicks out. They can then be taken to a hazardous waste disposal facility for a nominal fee.   Hope this helps...  
(back) Subject: Re: Tuning keyboard From: "Brent Johnson" <brentmj@swbell.net> Date: Thu, 02 Aug 2001 22:52:37 -0500   Earlier this year I installed such a tuning keyboard in the Swell chamber = of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. Even though the console is not very far from the Swell and Choir chambers, the +7 seconds of reverb and the = flow of tourists makes having a keyholder at the console difficult. Previously = a tuning board with contacts and a test lead was plugged into the relay and used to play the keys, but it wasn't very useful, and wore out quickly. The tuning keyboard is a full-size 61 note manual on legs with a small = relay to allow the keyholder to play at unison or at 4', and to play either the Choir or Swell. Still in construction is the stop board which will allow the keyholder to turn on individual stops from the manual, instead of the relay. The Great, Pedal, and Solo of this organ will have a similar arrangement, = as soon as I find a way to get this manual sitting next to me to fit up = there!. A complete specification of this organ can be found at http://www.wicks.com/organ . Click on Specifications, and look for the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. Brent Johnson   ----- Original Message ----- From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> To: <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2001 12:23 PM Subject: Tuning keyboard     > In reading among the organs in NYC I came across the one at the Met and one > of the features in the specifications is and "tuning keyboard" which in the > case of this organ is located in the chamber (the entire organ is = enclosed > as one would expect). What is a tuning keyboard? I would think it to be = a > keyboard for tuning but what exactly does that mean!!!! Call me dumb, = what I > say. > Robert Colasacco > > Robert B. Colasacco > Administrative Assistant/Secretary > Distinguished Colleagues > Population Council > One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza > New York, NY 10017 > Direct Telephone: (212) 339-0685 > Main Telephone: (212) 339-0500 > Fax: (212) 755-6052 > e-mail: rcolasacco@popcouncil.org > Visit our web site: > www.popcouncil.org > > > "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: An Open Letter From Scott Foppiano From: <ScottFop@aol.com> Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2001 23:56:27 EDT     --part1_34.18d3ef1e.289b7aeb_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   2 August 2001   Dear Colleagues,   The purpose of this email is to inform that I have departed from my = position as the Organist and Director of Music at the National Shrine of the Little =   Flower in Royal Oak, Michigan. I write you today in the wake of rumors = that have arisen in the past 48 hours.   The reasons behind my leaving are irreconcilable differences with the = church as the result of an errant email.   I will be leaving Michigan permanently within the next two weeks and will = be, for the time being, traveling and resting. When I establish a new home = and career position I will forward my contact information. Your prayers for = my well being at this time are needed would be much appreciated.   Thank you.   Scott F. Foppiano   --part1_34.18d3ef1e.289b7aeb_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT COLOR=3D"#0000a0" SIZE=3D2>2 = August 2001 <BR> <BR>Dear Colleagues, <BR> <BR>The purpose of this email is to inform that I have departed from my = position <BR>as the Organist and Director of Music at the National Shrine of the = Little <BR>Flower in Royal Oak, Michigan. &nbsp;I write you today in the wake of = rumors that <BR>have arisen in the past 48 hours. &nbsp; <BR> <BR>The reasons behind my leaving are irreconcilable differences with the = church <BR>as the result of an errant email. &nbsp; <BR> <BR>I will be leaving Michigan permanently within the next two weeks and = will be, <BR>for the time being, traveling and resting. &nbsp;When I establish a = new home and <BR>career position I will forward my contact information. &nbsp;Your = prayers for my <BR>well being at this time are needed would be much appreciated. <BR> <BR>Thank you. <BR> <BR>Scott F. Foppiano</FONT></HTML>   --part1_34.18d3ef1e.289b7aeb_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Nicking and DeNicking pipes From: "Luther Melby" <lmelby@prtel.com> Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2001 00:01:47 -0500   I'm wondering,,, is this the same company that sells boxes of different size holes.?? starting with pipe toe holes all the way up to telephone pole holes? ;-)   -----Original Message----- From: TubaMagna@aol.com <TubaMagna@aol.com> To: pipechat@pipechat.org <pipechat@pipechat.org> Date: Thursday, August 02, 2001 10:25 PM Subject: Re: Nicking and DeNicking pipes     >The old fashioned method of nicking languids, using various knives and >nicking tools to incise either or both the languid or inner edge of the lower >lip, have been replaced by more modern methods. > >Prepackaged nicks are available in boxes of 100, 500, or 1,000, and in a >variety of styles. They usually come in three sizes. Unfortunately, = most >suppliers will not bother to sell you a single nick, because it isn't = worth >it for them to pull it out of stock, package it, and mail it, and on an >individual basis, nicks can be very expensive that way. > >Hope this helps... >    
(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #2266 - 07/26/01 From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2001 01:15:40 EDT   Hi Jay:   In 1968 Richard Bond did some revoicing and denicking for me just before=20 his move up to Oregon. When the pipe is nicked the residue remains attached. he used a languid depressor with a tapered end, it looked like a thin metal rod pushed up through the toe hole. When contact was made with the languid he brushed it back and forth across the leading or open end of the languid until the nicks were smooth again. He then did what was necessary to get the pipe to speak again properly. This is very careful work and shouldn't be attempted unless a highly skilled and experienced voicer.   Yes, metal pipes can be denicked. Would I recommend it in all situations? I would have to say not. The operation was indeed a success however. I was having pipes from the old great division of All Saints Pasadena revoiced for a project in Downey CA. Richard did do a nice job.! The pipes I think were Skinner. Schlicker built them a completely new organ and threw out the Skinner What a Great Division that was too. The 1987 Whittier Narrows Quake finished that organ, and caused the Austin new organ in the then St. Vibiana Cathedral. That organ was permanently removed after the 1994 Sylmar Quake and is going into the new Cathedral of Our Lady Queen of the Angels with major additions rescaling and revoicing by Lynn Dobson of Lake City, IA. =20 All the best,   Ron Severin   Regards,   Ron Severin   http://www.musicbase.org/E/SEV001.html http://www.churchorgansystems.com.html/products Fax:1-208-439-6781 Church Organ Systems of Orange County J=E4ger und Brommer Orgelbau St. Mary's by the Sea  
(back) Subject: Re: An Open Letter From Scott Foppiano From: <OrganMD@aol.com> Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2001 01:17:02 EDT     --part1_29.189903c8.289b8dce_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Scott.....   I for one am sorry to hear of your departure. May God's speed be with = you.   Bill Hesterman   --part1_29.189903c8.289b8dce_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3>Scott..... <BR> <BR>I for one am sorry to hear of your departure. &nbsp;May God's speed be = with you. <BR> <BR>Bill Hesterman</FONT></HTML>   --part1_29.189903c8.289b8dce_boundary--