PipeChat Digest #2292 - Monday, August 6, 2001
 
Re: Pipe Organ Building education for the young at heart
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Oberlin in the '60s, Me in Mine
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
PipeChat Digest #2291 - 08/06/01 ( -Reply)
  by "Kurt Mockenhaupt" <Kurt_Mockenhaupt@chi.leoburnett.com>
Re: Journeyman Organ builders and reality (Ready or not)
  by "Paul Valtos" <chercapa@enter.net>
Barry Norris Residence Organ
  by "Harry E. Martenas" <harrym@epix.net>
Re: Pipe Organ Building education for the young at heart
  by "Luther Melby" <lmelby@prtel.com>
Re: Pipe Organ Building education for the young at heart
  by "Luther Melby" <lmelby@prtel.com>
Re: The pentultimate pipe organ for the home
  by "Brent Johnson" <brentmj@swbell.net>
Re: Pipemakers' Soldering Irons
  by <RMaryman@aol.com>
Re: Pipemakers' Soldering Irons
  by <RMaryman@aol.com>
POE Meets Tibias, + Two Stamford Organs 7/18
  by "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net>
The Post that Got Away
  by "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net>
Re: Pipe Organ Building education for the young at heart
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Re: The pentultimate pipe organ for the home
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Barry Norris Residence Organ
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: The biggie combo organ for the home
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
Re: Barry Norris Residence Organ
  by "Randy Terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Pipe Organ Building education for the young at heart From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2001 19:49:44 EDT     --part1_37.18e9bf73.28a08718_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 8/6/01 2:57:29 PM Eastern Daylight Time, = lmelby@prtel.com writes:     > o me, there is nothing better than a 'hands on' when it comes to > understanding what the books ~tried~ to explain. >   How true. Wouldn't it be great if you could buy an inexpensive 12-note, = two stop keyboard in electric, tracker, or electropneumatic action to have the =   real McCoy right there to work with. If you wanted to do tuning you = could opt for the extra octave!   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_37.18e9bf73.28a08718_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 = 8/6/01 2:57:29 PM Eastern Daylight Time, lmelby@prtel.com <BR>writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">o me, there is = nothing better than a 'hands on' when it comes to <BR>understanding what the books ~tried~ to explain. <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"> <BR>How true. &nbsp;Wouldn't it be great if you could buy an inexpensive = 12-note, two <BR>stop keyboard in electric, tracker, or electropneumatic action to have = the <BR>real McCoy right there to work with. &nbsp;&nbsp;If you wanted to do = tuning you could <BR>opt for the extra octave! <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_37.18e9bf73.28a08718_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Oberlin in the '60s, Me in Mine From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Mon, 06 Aug 2001 16:50:36 -0700   Two days after the Assumption (grin), a year before the Bomb.   Cheers,   Bud   Malcolm Wechsler wrote:   > ----- Original Message ----- > From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> > > "my 18th birthday in August. > > YOUNG Bud (grin)" > > Well, happy birthday, August birthday boy. Are you telling the day? > > Yours, > > OLD Malcolm (no grin other than perhaps chagrin!) > > "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: PipeChat Digest #2291 - 08/06/01 ( -Reply) From: "Kurt Mockenhaupt" <Kurt_Mockenhaupt@chi.leoburnett.com> Date: Mon, 06 Aug 2001 18:52:57 -0500   I will be on vacation from 07AUG through 21AUG (returning on 22AUG). I = will not be checking my e-mail during this time. If this is an emergency, = please contact either Dave Trifiletti (X5188) or Jennifer Coates (X4421).   Thanks!  
(back) Subject: Re: Journeyman Organ builders and reality (Ready or not) From: "Paul Valtos" <chercapa@enter.net> Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2001 20:32:51 -0400   Dear Ron, Isn't it true though. You see this in American goods all over. = We used to be proud that something lasted so many years before replacement. = Now the opposite seems to be true and like you say, the young want it now. I guess we were trained in that Scott Peck subject of delayed self gratification.try ant tell a young 'un that he or she has to wait for something. Paul ----- Original Message ----- From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> To: "COLASACCO,ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org>; = <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Monday, August 06, 2001 7:26 PM Subject: Re: Journeyman Organ builders and reality (Ready or not)     > Hi Robert: > > It's funny, but people have called me a walking book before. It's funny too > to watch the hotshots make fools out of themselves when I'm > untimately proved right. > > For instance: No true pipe maker would ever consider using an electric > soldering iron. Quality pipes are made with the old tried and true tools > of the trade. I watched Archie Marche build pipes from scratch. He = worked > for Morton and before that Murray M. Harris. Knowing his background he > fabricated a lot of the original Wanamaker pipes too. He was not well > when I knew him. He was Kranky as hell and I loved him for it. I saw him > build beautiful pipes, that was enough for me. This was in the 1950's to > about 1961 when Holzinger closed his doors. The idleness alone killed > the venerable old man. Val Holzinger died soon after from the same = thing. > I know just about every job in an organ shop, but would never attempt it > by myself without another more knowledgeable than my self right there = with me. > It's other people's money after all, and there's a great responsibility = in > that. > Just a bit more confidence and about two or three more years and I'd > have been ready. I have to laugh when some young scrub not yet dry > behind the ears proclaims, I'm building all my pipes out of wood, How do > you do it? I mentally say, It takes years, and you want it all in one = day. :) > Hmmmm! Journey men builders will generally buy all their pipes, chests > actions. I call these people assemblers. A tracker in Diamond Bar CA. > for the church of St. Denis was built this way. It was built for half = the cost > of a true master builder, It has never played correctly to this day. It was > never voiced artistically or othewise. The guy went back to Germany > in total disgrace. He was a hot shot too. The organ, a wasted 49 rank organ > cost $300,000. done right $600,000. It was supposed to be a French = Classic > tracker only the scales and voicing were North German Baroque. Not = smart! > That was as recent as 1992. This was a cut profit cut corner job, and = I've > never seen one work out yet! There was no respect for the art of organ > building here. > > Ron Severin > > PS Anyone aspiring to the pipe organ trade should work for a Good > well known co. for a period of years, learn wood working and joining, > leathering, Metal and Wood pipe making, chest and windline work. > pipe voicing everything, so that someone can accuse you of being a > Master Builder. Take all the recomended tests too. Don't cut corners. > > "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: Barry Norris Residence Organ From: "Harry E. Martenas" <harrym@epix.net> Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2001 21:05:51 -0400   Hi, folks.   The Barry Norris Residence Organ, believe it or not, is mostly real pipes. At OHS 2001, I was talking with Jim Cook, also of Birmingham AL. Barry was an organ student of his at one time.   As I recall...Barry started out with a three manual Rodgers. At some = point, he decided that wasn't good enough, and started assembling bits and pieces of used organs to install in his home (a decent sized Victorian). The = organ was installed in the "Sun Room."   As time went by, and Barry's interest grew, so did the organ. When he = would be studying a composition, if his home organ didn't have the appropriate stops, he would ADD them. The organ started to take over more and more rooms. From what Jim said, at this point, the whole first floor is taken over by pipes, except the living room.   There are some digital voices (pedal extensions, some percussions, etc.) = But it's mostly pipes, from an incredible variety of sources. Probably EVERY major American builder has a rank (or 2, or 10) included in this organ.   Jim Cook has acted as a sort of informal advisor to this ongoing project. Several major recitalists have performed on this instrument.   You might also check out Jim's superb "Organ History" website at http://bsc.edu/~jhcook/OrgHist/index.html. A truly excellent resource he = is continuing to develop for his students.   /Harry Martenas    
(back) Subject: Re: Pipe Organ Building education for the young at heart From: "Luther Melby" <lmelby@prtel.com> Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2001 19:51:45 -0500     -----Original Message----- From: ContraReed@aol.com <ContraReed@aol.com> To: pipechat@pipechat.org <pipechat@pipechat.org> Date: Monday, August 06, 2001 3:10 PM   >In a message dated 8/6/01 2:57:40 PM Eastern Daylight Time, lmelby@prtel.com >writes: > ><< As far as learning the workings of pipe organs, > I found that the video "Voices in the Wind" was very good. >> > >Where can one get this video? >At OHS this is the page = http://store.yahoo.com/ohscatalog/videotapes1.html >From: COLASACCO, ROBERT (thanks for the address Robert)   > >I'm intending to be mainly a lurker on this list. I am on a committee at my >church which is looking at replacing/restoring/?? our 75 year old "Mighty >Moller" .   Please tell me more about the Moller, I have just put a 13 rank Moller in my church that was made in 1926. It sounds like about the same age as yours. How many ranks ? stops? Is it working now? Keep the real pipes they are already there, don't change now.   Reminds me of a small church near here, the organist wanted to get a new electric (in about 1955) instead they had a organ installer from my town fix it up with a blower and repair it. Now many years later they are very proud that they still have it. It is a small tracker, I don't remember the brand.   Luther   > >Thanx in advance, > >    
(back) Subject: Re: Pipe Organ Building education for the young at heart From: "Luther Melby" <lmelby@prtel.com> Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2001 19:52:59 -0500     -----Original Message----- From: RonSeverin@aol.com <RonSeverin@aol.com> To: pipechat@pipechat.org <pipechat@pipechat.org> Date: Monday, August 06, 2001 3:19 PM Subject: Re: Pipe Organ Building education for the young at heart     >Hi Luther: > >There was a Kilgen about 9 ranks in the old cemetary Calvary, LA. >The reeds were Waldhorn 8', and Conopean It had a >concert flute unit, Kilgen Diapason unit, Dulciana >Unda Maris Salicional and Voix Celeste and a Vox Humana. >The orchestral Oboe was a synthetic and so was the Quintadena. >How's that for not laying eyes on the thing for 45 years.   Your memory sure beats the daylights out of my memory!!   >It was voiced as a small concert organ and very mellow. > >I learned on a four rank Kilgen, the Catholic special. :)   The little 4 rank that I had is now in a small rural church, they like it much. It has a nice mellow sound like you discribe. It had Diapason, Stopped Flute, Salicional, and Dulciana. Unified to the max. with a synthetic Oboe I notice that you had a Unda Maris Salicional. Did it sound good? I could do that on the 4 rank to give them a celeste. :-)   Luther >    
(back) Subject: Re: The pentultimate pipe organ for the home From: "Brent Johnson" <brentmj@swbell.net> Date: Mon, 06 Aug 2001 20:14:18 -0500   I can add a little bit here about the Barry Norris Residence Organ. I've never seen it, but I've talked with Mr. Norris, and others who have been involved with the project extensively about it. This is an all pipe instrument, no digital. The reason it appears on the Wicks site is because this is mostly a Wicks organ. The console is by Wicks, designed for this organ, and the organ was assembled and finished = by professionals (it's not a "hobbyist" job). Most of the pipes are recycled from older Wicks organs, but they are voiced and racked on new chests specially designed for the special situations found in Mr. Norris' house. Some pipes have been built specifically for this organ. The only = non-Wicks parts are pipes by other builders. Speaking of Mr. Norris' house: It is a large Victorian style house in Birmingham, AL. The house has not been altered in any way for the organ (no walls have been knocked down, or ceilings raised). The console sits in the living room, with the pipes located throughout the house, voiced to be heard at the console. I had heard the organ was completed at 9000 pipes (Just over 200 ranks), = but I hear the goal is now 10,000 pipes, and he is working towards it. There are no photos of this organ on the Wicks' site, because requested photos have never arrived, and there is no information on there, because information is still sketchy, and the Wicks are longing for their web designer to be working on such projects full time. Barry Norris loves to talk about his organ, and I know he has some = contacts on this list who have tried to get him on PipeChat. Maybe he can come = forth and answer some of your questions? Brent Johnson The Organ Classifieds http://www.organclassifieds.com The Organ Web Ring http://www.geocities.com/organwebring   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Josh Edwards" <fbcorganist@att.net> To: "'PipeChat'" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Monday, August 06, 2001 12:22 PM Subject: RE: The pentultimate pipe organ for the home     > There is no way that an organ that big can be all pipes in a residence. > It would be insane... Can anyone figure out more about it? > > Josh in TN      
(back) Subject: Re: Pipemakers' Soldering Irons From: <RMaryman@aol.com> Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2001 21:22:29 EDT   In a message dated 8/5/2001 7:45:08 PM EST, david@blackiris.com writes:   > I seem to remember that one of the pipe > makers is left handed and he has his irons ground for his working as > a lefty. > A very good friend of mine - former head of the pipemaking shop at T & B - = is also a left-handed pipemaker, and his irons are also set up for = left-handed use...   remember: Tack, Fill , smooth...tack, fill smooth...(repeat ad = infinitum)   Rick in VA  
(back) Subject: Re: Pipemakers' Soldering Irons From: <RMaryman@aol.com> Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2001 21:22:28 EDT   In a message dated 8/5/2001 1:03:53 PM EST, TubaMagna@aol.com writes:   > > I do not know of any pipemakers currently heating their soldering irons =   over > > an open pyre, switching off mid-seam to a feistier brander as they > subsequently cool. > FWIW, some of the older chaps at Eastern Organ Pipes, the former = pipemakers and voicers from M P Moller, still occasionally use the gas-fired furnace heated soldering irons previously described in an earlier post. However, = most people that I know that are in the pipe-making business prefer the = electric soldering irons now on the market, because the tip temperature is controllable with a rheostat, and the large mass of the tips holds enough heat to run a fairly long seam.   Rick in VA  
(back) Subject: POE Meets Tibias, + Two Stamford Organs 7/18 From: "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2001 21:40:11 -0400   Dear Lists and Friends,   It is now Wednesday, July 18th (try to imagine), the morning after our day in New York. It began a bit strangely, in that the scheduled bus seemed = not to have arrived. A call to the bus company ascertained that the bus was indeed somewhere on campus, with a substitute driver who had not been = clued in to where we meet. An all points bulletin to find a yellow school bus finally ran it to ground and off we went to Thomaston, a quite lovely town north of Waterbury. The Town Hall auditorium is The Thomaston Opera House, looking every bit the part, and containing a wonderfully colorful, versatile, and powerful Theatre Organ of some renown - possibly a totally unknown quantity to most of our POE participants. There is seemingly no keyboard skill unavailable to Tom Trenney. (On the final day of POE, Tom demonstrated a keyboard [and dramatic] skill we would not have expected of him, but more of that in its proper place.) On this morning, he assumed = his place at the gilded console of the 17 rank Marr & Colton instrument, no doubt a product of the 20s, and proceeded to really make the POE students jump up - not because it was particularly loud, but rather because it was a type of = sound that many of them had simply not heard before. And, of course, there was = the great Toy Counter - lots of bells, whistles, train whistles, Model T type car horn, percussions of various kinds, and Tom knew how it all worked and made it so! The instrument was originally in the Palace Theater on Main Street in Danbury, but had to make way for air conditioning equipment, and through what route I am not sure, but found its way to the Opera House in Thomaston, and thank goodness for that. Like so many of these remarkable Theater Organs, this has been restored and is kept in top shape by volunteers from the Theater Organ Society.   I think, when the signal was given, this organ got rushed faster and more energetically than any other - it seemed like mere seconds before the students had gone from their seats to right at the console - zero to 60 in five seconds. While there has never been much shyness about playing this week, there was a special excitement, a polite eagerness to get to the = keys and see how it all worked. When all had had their fill, we settled back = into the bus for the trip back to Danbury - and lunch, followed by the day's Organ lessons.   After dinner, we boarded a bus for Stamford, a bit over an hour down the road. Our first stop was First Presbyterian Church, designed by Wallace K. Harrison, designer of the U. N. buildings (as well as a U.N. look-alike auditorium at Oberlin College). Harrison had never before designed a = church, and in casting around for a symbol of Christianity, he found a very early secret one, the fish, and so this, his first church, has a kind of pescatorial look. Sitting in the nave, you are in "that fish's abdomen," rather like Jonah! There is glorious French glass on either side of you, = and we were there early enough to enjoy it to the fullest. The organ is a stunning-looking creation by Visser-Rowland, replacing a few years ago one of the then-largest electronic organs in captivity. There are four = manuals, the topmost of which plays only a powerful Spanish Trumpet, mounted horizontally. Minister of Music Jim Wetherald was at the church to greet = us, and to tell us about the history of the building and the organ, and then = to play wonderfully to us a program designed to show off every feature and capability of the instrument.                    
(back) Subject: The Post that Got Away From: "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2001 21:44:27 -0400   Sorry Friends. I am new with Outlook Express and somehow sent you, aided = by an overactive mouse, an incomplete posting about POE - The complete = version will be with you shortly.   Sorry for the waste of bandwidth.   Malcolm Wechsler    
(back) Subject: Re: Pipe Organ Building education for the young at heart From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2001 21:48:11 EDT   Hi Luther:   The Unda Maris paired with the Dulciana. and the Voix Celeste paired with the Salicional. One flat, one sharp! Nasats and tierces could develop from=20 these celeste ranks as they did in St. Pat's, Atlantic City, and Wanamakers, one sharp one flat. Waste not want not. It's all in the tuning. :) Another=20 puzzle for all to work out!   All the best,   Ron   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: The pentultimate pipe organ for the home From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2001 22:54:14 EDT     --part1_2d.f882946.28a0b256_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 8/6/01 9:14:42 PM Eastern Daylight Time, brentmj@swbell.net writes:     > . Speaking of Mr. Norris' house: > It is a large Victorian style house in Birmingham, AL. The house has = not > been altered in any way for the organ (no walls have been knocked down, = or > ceilings raised). The console sits in the living room, with the pipes > located throughout the house, voiced to be heard at the console. > I had heard the organ was completed at 9000 pipes (Just over 200 ranks), = but > I hear the goal is now 10,000 pipes, and he is working towards it. >   I am wondering about the structural impact on the house. Has any = additional reinforcement been made to prevent ultimate collapse? Seems like an = awful lot of weight for a structure not designed for it. Of course, being a southern home they might have considered the massive furnishings, not to mention the ultimate weight of grande ole suthrun wemmin and mennin!!   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_2d.f882946.28a0b256_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 = 8/6/01 9:14:42 PM Eastern Daylight Time, <BR>brentmj@swbell.net writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">. &nbsp;Speaking = of Mr. Norris' house: <BR>It is a large Victorian style house in Birmingham, AL. &nbsp;The house = has not <BR>been altered in any way for the organ (no walls have been knocked = down, or <BR>ceilings raised). &nbsp;The console sits in the living room, with the = pipes <BR>located throughout the house, voiced to be heard at the console. <BR>I had heard the organ was completed at 9000 pipes (Just over 200 = ranks), but <BR>I hear the goal is now 10,000 pipes, and he is working towards it. <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"> <BR>I am wondering about the structural impact on the house. = &nbsp;&nbsp;Has any additional <BR>reinforcement been made to prevent ultimate collapse? = &nbsp;&nbsp;Seems like an awful <BR>lot of weight for a structure not designed for it. &nbsp;Of course, = being a <BR>southern home they might have considered the massive furnishings, not = to <BR>mention the ultimate weight of grande ole suthrun wemmin and mennin!! <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_2d.f882946.28a0b256_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Barry Norris Residence Organ From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2001 23:16:58 EDT     --part1_c8.18b080dd.28a0b7aa_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 8/6/01 9:06:46 PM Eastern Daylight Time, = harrym@epix.net writes:     > Jim Cook has acted as a sort of informal advisor to this ongoing = project. > Several major recitalists have performed on this instrument. > > You might also check out Jim's superb "Organ History" website at > http://bsc.edu/~jhcook/OrgHist/index.html. A truly excellent resource he = is > continuing to develop for his students.   I just finished playing with this site. It is tooo much fun. Well = done! Well done!   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_c8.18b080dd.28a0b7aa_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 = 8/6/01 9:06:46 PM Eastern Daylight Time, harrym@epix.net <BR>writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">Jim Cook has acted = as a sort of informal advisor to this ongoing project. <BR>Several major recitalists have performed on this instrument. <BR> <BR>You might also check out Jim's superb "Organ History" website at <BR>http://bsc.edu/~jhcook/OrgHist/index.html. A truly excellent resource = he is <BR>continuing to develop for his students.</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"> <BR>I just finished playing with this site. &nbsp;&nbsp;It is tooo much = fun. &nbsp;&nbsp;Well done! &nbsp; <BR>Well done! <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_c8.18b080dd.28a0b7aa_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: The biggie combo organ for the home From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2001 23:32:59 EDT   Dear Pipechatters:   This particular installation was discussed several months ago on another = chat list. Many of the questions surrounded the issue of what was real = pipework and what was artificially generated sound; it seems as though many of the =   Wicks stoplists do not make this clear. Likewise, there were discussions about a builder of massive unit organs on the East coast in which the = knobs tally to 100 ranks, but the instruments themselves contain only 25-30 = ranks.   I guess the puzzlement about this grand residential organ is that it would =   seem to be the perfect material for magazine covers, feature articles, and =   the like, even if the owner were shunning publicity and refused to let it = be recorded. Even the most private of clients will usually allow the = instrument to be published, even if all the article says is, "Private Residence." = There is such an interest and fascination with the residential pipe organ, that very detailed articles about such things would be quite welcomed in the journals, by both editors and the readership.   Does it not seem odd that something so potentially special and fascinating =   seems to be so tucked away? What thinkest thou?   SMG  
(back) Subject: Re: Barry Norris Residence Organ From: "Randy Terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com> Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2001 20:36:29 -0700 (PDT)   BTW, Barry's house organ specs. are listed on the Wicks organ site. I = played it when it was about 24 ranks and 3 manuals. I don't know the rank count, but it is now 5 = manuals and has a specification that looks kind of like Woolsey Hall or Wanamaker's, key = words being "kind of like"   I understand from friends back home, including my last organ professor, = that the organ is quite a bit more refined than one might think at first glance.   All it takes is money folks, whether it be an amalgamation like Barry's, = or something like the Fisk in the concert hall at Pony Tracks Ranch in Portola Valley, CA.   And in between are the thousands of individuals and churches that have put = together stunning instruments with limited funds, lots of elbow grease, and ingenuity!   =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D Randy Terry Minister of Music, Organist & Choirmaster The Episcopal Church of St. Peter Redwood City, California www.stpetersrwc.org   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Make international calls for as low as $.04/minute with Yahoo! Messenger http://phonecard.yahoo.com/