PipeChat Digest #2526 - Saturday, December 1, 2001
 
Re: Mixtures - stupid question
  by "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net>
Subject: Re:  Mixtures - stupid question
  by "Wayne Grauel" <wayne@eminent-usa.com>
(No Subject)
  by "Mandy Glass" <amadpoet@lycos.com>
Re: (No Subject)
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Mixtures - stupid question From: "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2001 22:52:58 -0500   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Kenneth Potter" <swell_shades@yahoo.com> To: <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Friday, November 30, 2001 6:29 PM Subject: Re: Mixtures - stupid question     > A number of years ago I got to play a rather nice organ at an > episco-parlour in Brooklyn. It was built by a local builder with a > rather spotty record (including PRISON) but I digress.... > > Outside of two positiv flutes that you would kill your mother for, the > 8' being a holz-spitzgedekt that had formerly resided in the pedal (!) > it had a repeating zimbel of of three ranks that stood at the front of > a wall mounted chest. The interesting thing was that it was absolutely > identical through every octave from bottom to top with the breaks > occuring at different points for each rank. It made me think that if > someone were building on the cheap, why not just use 36 pipes and wire > it up to repeat right on up??? I suppose there would be voicing issues > in the different ranges, but on a little unit organ, maybe it could be > made to work, or just a little bell-like sparkle to reside on top of a > couple of regular mixtures. Would the relays and such cost more than > the pipes needed? Just a silly question that has nagged. Has anyone > ever tried this? > > Ken   Dear Ken and List (no relation to Ken List),   In the very early 60s, Allen Van Zoeren designed, and Guy Henderson and I built with him one summer an interesting little organ at St. Francis' Episcopal Church in Stamford, CT, where I was then Organist and = Choirmaster. The late John Henderson (no relation to Guy) guided the = woodworking/cabinet making aspects of it, and we put it all together in his woodworking shop = on Christopher Street in The Village. It cost the church all of $7,000. We = used Gress-Miles versions of Reisner magnets(!), and really lovely pipes from Gebrueder Bier. The console was of the Holtkamp keydesk style. The painted "Danish Modern" case is reasonably attractive, with the legend "Cantate Domino" on the little Ruckpositif. This was a rather uniquely designed little unit organ. It appeared in living black and white on the cover of = the old version of The American Organist Magazine, as it was in the 60s, and = is also in the Blanton book, The Revival of the Organ Case. Ken's post brings it to mind because it had a wonderfully effective little 2-rank Zimbel, consisting of precisely 24 pipes, reiterating at the breaks.   The charming building housing this instrument, which still works just = fine, is no longer the main church of this congregation, but hosts the 8 a.m. service, and some weddings and funerals. The new building is presently without an organ.   Cheers,   Malcolm Wechsler      
(back) Subject: Subject: Re: Mixtures - stupid question From: "Wayne Grauel" <wayne@eminent-usa.com> Date: Sat, 01 Dec 2001 00:24:33 -0500   Subject: Re: Mixtures - stupid question From: "Kenneth Potter" <swell_shades@yahoo.com> Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2001 15:29:36 -0800 (PST)   it had a repeating zimbel of of three ranks that stood at the front of a wall mounted chest. The interesting thing was that it was absolutely identical through every octave from bottom to top with the breaks occuring at different points for each rank.   Hello...... that's whay it's called a Zimbel, you know, zimbelstern!     Wayne  
(back) Subject: (No Subject) From: "Mandy Glass" <amadpoet@lycos.com> Date: Sat, 01 Dec 2001 00:32:11 -0600   Hi pipers   I'm looking for a solid, reliable book of wedding music, SPECIFICALLY, one = that contains organ music in its ORIGINAL form, as my teacher refuses to = let me play reductions.   Anyone care to share?   Many thanks in advance.   Mandy      
(back) Subject: Re: (No Subject) From: <ScottFop@aol.com> Date: Sat, 1 Dec 2001 01:34:49 EST     --part1_12b.8570632.2939d409_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 12/1/01 1:33:28 AM Eastern Standard Time, amadpoet@lycos.com writes:     > I'm looking for a solid, reliable book of wedding music, SPECIFICALLY, = one > that contains organ music in its ORIGINAL form, as my teacher refuses to =   > let me play reductions. Anyone care to share? Many thanks in advance.     Yes, by all means: "The Oxford Book of Wedding Music"   Scott Foppiano       --part1_12b.8570632.2939d409_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 = 12/1/01 1:33:28 AM Eastern Standard Time, amadpoet@lycos.com writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">I'm looking for a = solid, reliable book of wedding music, SPECIFICALLY, one that contains = organ music in its ORIGINAL form, as my teacher refuses to let me play = reductions. Anyone care to share? &nbsp;Many thanks in = advance.</FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR> <BR> <BR>Yes, by all means: &nbsp;"The Oxford Book of Wedding Music" <BR> <BR>Scott Foppiano <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> <BR></FONT></HTML>   --part1_12b.8570632.2939d409_boundary--