PipeChat Digest #2551 - Saturday, December 8, 2001
 
Re: Teaching Organists to Self-Destruct
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Electrotone
  by <Wurlibird1@aol.com>
Re: Electrotone
  by <GHamil9709@aol.com>
Re: Electronic, and pipe organs....
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca>
Re: Electronic, and pipe organs....
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Teaching Organists to Self-Destruct
  by <Pologaptommy@aol.com>
Re: Electronic, and pipe organs....
  by <Pologaptommy@aol.com>
Re: Teaching Organists to Self-Destruct
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Electronic, and pipe organs....
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Electronic, and pipe organs....
  by <RMaryman@aol.com>
Re: Teaching Organists to Self-Destruct
  by <flcg1018@mails.fju.edu.tw>
NOT About Pipes and Transistors!
  by "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net>
First Baptist, Wichita Falls, TX
  by "Sand Lawn" <sandlawn@bayou.com>
Re: McManis
  by "Stephen Ohmer" <knopfregal@yahoo.com>
Re: NOT About Pipes and Transistors!
  by "noel jones" <gedeckt@usit.net>
Re: Choir Goes Down Santa Claus Lane
  by <Bobmac36@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Teaching Organists to Self-Destruct From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2001 17:08:52 EST     --part1_8a.10a1e7c1.2943e974_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 12/8/01 10:48:11 AM Eastern Standard Time, Pologaptommy@aol.com writes:     > But we have all played on pipe organs, large and small, that did not = adapt > well to > their surroundings, and sounded terrible. Sometimes because of = renovation, > sometimes because of age- whatever the reason, not all pipe organs sound =   > good > in there present environment...and I hate to say, that sometimes a good > digital organ would serve some churches better! > However, if you bring in a talented voicer/finisher, that ugly pipe organ = can be made to sound much better. The fact that some builders leave pipe = organs soundinging less than good, is certainly no reason to run out and buy an electronic that will probably sound as bad or worse with little hope of improvement. Therefore, I suppose that it is okay for me to dislike = all electronics because of all the awful ones I've heard. I'm so relived!!! = ;-)   Bruce Cornely ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Duncan, Miles, Molly, and Dewi Please visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/ and wander through the Mall Without Walls   --part1_8a.10a1e7c1.2943e974_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 = 12/8/01 10:48:11 AM Eastern Standard Time, Pologaptommy@aol.com writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">But we have all = played on pipe organs, large and small, that did not adapt well to <BR>their surroundings, and sounded terrible. &nbsp;Sometimes because of = renovation, <BR>sometimes because of age- whatever the reason, not all pipe organs = sound good <BR>in there present environment...and I hate to say, that sometimes a = good <BR>digital organ would serve some churches better! <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">However, if you bring in a talented = voicer/finisher, that ugly pipe organ can be made to sound much better. = &nbsp;&nbsp;The fact that some builders leave pipe organs soundinging less = than good, is certainly no reason to run out and buy an electronic that = will probably sound as bad or worse with little hope of improvement. = &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Therefore, I suppose that it is okay for me to = dislike all electronics because of all the awful ones I've heard. = &nbsp;I'm so relived!!! &nbsp;;-) <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>Please visit Howling Acres at = &nbsp;&nbsp;http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/ <BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;and wander through the Mall Without Walls</FONT></HTML>   --part1_8a.10a1e7c1.2943e974_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Electrotone From: <Wurlibird1@aol.com> Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2001 17:18:37 EST   Cremona writes:   >This argument somehow escapes me. All babies fill their diapers, but = that >doesn't make it any more pleasant or acceptable. <<   Somehow, this seems more applicable to a large contingent of clergy than = to organists. Some (many?) think we organists are full of s*** anyway, but = of course their contribution is naturally a <spiritual movement>.   Best wishes, Jim Pitts  
(back) Subject: Re: Electrotone From: <GHamil9709@aol.com> Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2001 17:21:53 EST     --part1_30.1f26f488.2943ec81_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Unsubscribe   Almost 79 and Growing Dumber Each Day   --part1_30.1f26f488.2943ec81_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SERIF" = FACE=3D"Times New Roman" LANG=3D"0"><B>Unsubscribe<BR> <BR> Almost 79 and Growing Dumber Each Day</B></FONT></HTML>   --part1_30.1f26f488.2943ec81_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Electronic, and pipe organs.... From: "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca> Date: Sat, 08 Dec 2001 17:24:13 -0500   --=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D_22887944= =3D=3D_.ALT Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"us-ascii"; format=3Dflowed   This never ending argument between the proponents of electronic or pipe organs gets boring, - it was ever thus on this list. Can we not manage = to give the topic a well earned rest, - it will never be resolved.   For my part, I can listen to either or both, and I do not have to become a =   slave to one or the other.   As for Bruce's analogy regarding babies and their diapers, that is totally =   un-necessary.   Let's give it a rest. folks.   Bob Conway   At 04:51 PM 12/8/01 -0500, Bruce wrote: >In a message dated 12/8/01 5:13:22 AM Eastern Standard Time, >Pologaptommy@aol.com writes: > > >>! I wonder just how many people on this list weekly play on >>electronic organs? > > >This argument somehow escapes me. All babies fill their diapers, but >that doesn't make it any more pleasant or acceptable. > >;-) > >Bruce Cornely ~ Cremona502@cs.com >with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" > Duncan, Miles, Molly, and Dewi >Please visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/ > and wander through the Mall Without Walls     --=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D_22887944= =3D=3D_.ALT Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"us-ascii"   <html> This never ending argument between the proponents of electronic or pipe organs gets boring, - it was ever thus on this list.&nbsp; Can we not&nbsp; manage to give the topic a well earned rest, - it will never be resolved.<br><br> For my part, I can listen to either or both, and I do not have to become a slave to one or the other. <br><br> As for Bruce's analogy regarding babies and their diapers, that is totally un-necessary.<br><br> Let's give it a rest. folks.<br><br> Bob Conway<br><br> At 04:51 PM 12/8/01 -0500, Bruce wrote:<br> <blockquote type=3Dcite class=3Dcite cite><font face=3D"arial" size=3D2>In = a message dated 12/8/01 5:13:22 AM Eastern Standard Time, Pologaptommy@aol.com writes: <br><br> <br> <blockquote type=3Dcite class=3Dcite cite>!&nbsp;&nbsp; I wonder just how many people on this list weekly play on <br> electronic organs? </font></blockquote><br> <font size=3D2><br> This argument somehow escapes me.&nbsp;&nbsp; All babies fill their diapers, but that doesn't make it any more pleasant or acceptable. <br><br> ;-) <br><br> Bruce Cornely&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Cremona502@cs.com&nbsp;&nbsp; <br> with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ &quot;&quot;Haruffaroo, Bohawow!&quot; <br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Duncan, Miles, Molly, and Dewi <br> Please visit Howling Acres at&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href=3D"http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/" = eudora=3D"autourl">http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/</a> <br> &nbsp; and wander through the Mall Without Walls</font><font = face=3D"arial"> </font></blockquote><br> </html>   --=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D_22887944= =3D=3D_.ALT--    
(back) Subject: Re: Electronic, and pipe organs.... From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2001 18:02:15 EST     --part1_ad.14b2f9dd.2943f5f7_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 12/8/01 5:25:06 PM Eastern Standard Time, conwayb@sympatico.ca writes:     > As for Bruce's analogy regarding babies and their diapers, that is = totally > un-necessary. >   Not if you're a baby!!   Personally, I honestly do not see the problem with this disagreement surfacing periodically. It gives everyone something to talke about, = argue about, and vent feelings. Nothing gets resolved, but no one gets hurt, = and everyone gets to play. What's the harm?   Bruce Cornely ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Duncan, Miles, Molly, and Dewi Please visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/ and wander through the Mall Without Walls   --part1_ad.14b2f9dd.2943f5f7_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 = 12/8/01 5:25:06 PM Eastern Standard Time, conwayb@sympatico.ca writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">As for Bruce's = analogy regarding babies and their diapers, that is totally un-necessary. <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>Not if you're a baby!! <BR> <BR>Personally, I honestly do not see the problem with this disagreement = surfacing periodically. &nbsp;&nbsp;It gives everyone something to talke = about, argue about, and vent feelings. &nbsp;Nothing gets resolved, but no = one gets hurt, and everyone gets to play. &nbsp; <BR>What's the harm? <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>Please visit Howling Acres at = &nbsp;&nbsp;http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/ <BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;and wander through the Mall Without Walls</FONT></HTML>   --part1_ad.14b2f9dd.2943f5f7_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Teaching Organists to Self-Destruct From: <Pologaptommy@aol.com> Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2001 18:20:03 EST     --part1_15c.5795410.2943fa23_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Bruce, You are very right on that. I do love the pipe organ, and I do wish that some churches would spend money on getting their organs rebuilt, and re-voiced. As an example, First Baptist Church in Wichita Falls, TX, has = a large pipe organ (the builder of which I am unsure). The organ has many wonderful qualities, however because of the poor sound, the organ will = sadly be replaced with a Rogers. The church has more money than God, and there = is NO reason why they should discard their pipe organ for an electronic. = They CAN afford to have the organ re-voiced, but they have a large orchestra, = and hold praise and worship style services. It would be shameful for the = organ, the king of all instruments, to be forced to accompany the praise team! = So, sometimes maybe an electronic instrument would be best for a church, and maybe a church that cannot appreciate the great pipe organ that they = already have, doesn't deserve a pipe organ.. Thanks Josh   --part1_15c.5795410.2943fa23_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>Bruce,<BR> You are very right on that.&nbsp; I do love the pipe organ, and I do wish = that some churches would spend money on getting their organs rebuilt, and = re-voiced.&nbsp; As an example, First Baptist Church in Wichita Falls, TX, = has a large pipe organ (the builder of which I am unsure).&nbsp; The organ = has many wonderful qualities, however because of the poor sound, the organ = will sadly be replaced with a Rogers.&nbsp; The church has more money than = God, and there is NO reason why they should discard their pipe organ for = an electronic.&nbsp; They CAN afford to have the organ re-voiced, but they = have a large orchestra, and hold praise and worship style services.&nbsp; = It would be shameful for the organ, the king of all instruments, to be = forced to <I>accompany</I> the praise team!&nbsp; So, sometimes maybe an = electronic instrument would be best for a church, and maybe a church that = cannot appreciate the great pipe organ that they already have, doesn't = deserve a pipe organ..<BR> Thanks<BR> Josh</FONT></HTML>   --part1_15c.5795410.2943fa23_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Electronic, and pipe organs.... From: <Pologaptommy@aol.com> Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2001 18:22:19 EST   Bruce, what makes you so WISE! LOL. Just have fun! Josh  
(back) Subject: Re: Teaching Organists to Self-Destruct From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2001 18:46:22 EST     --part1_183.6a8d23.2944004e_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   The situation at First Baptist Wichita Falls is sad. The organ sound has probably deteriorated with the addition of more and more sound deadening material and less and less maintenance, not to mention they probably don't =   have an organist that knows what they're doing. Those people deserve an electrodigitoid!   But arguments for the use of these creatures need to be made honestly. As =   soon as the "it sounds just like a pipe organ" is trotted out, my hackels rise. It's dishonest and deceptive. If the electonics people would = simply sell their hardward on its own merits I would have less difficult with = THEM. I will always have difficult with an electronic substitute simply because = I don't like them and I don't want to play one because, as instruments, they =   are deceptive and dishonest.     Bruce Cornely ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Duncan, Miles, Molly, and Dewi Please visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/ and wander through the Mall Without Walls   --part1_183.6a8d23.2944004e_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>The situation at First = Baptist Wichita Falls is sad. &nbsp;The organ sound has probably = deteriorated with the addition of more and more sound deadening material = and less and less maintenance, not to mention they probably don't have an = organist that knows what they're doing. &nbsp;&nbsp;Those people deserve = an electrodigitoid! <BR> <BR>But arguments for the use of these creatures need to be made honestly. = &nbsp;As soon as the "it sounds just like a pipe organ" is trotted out, my = hackels rise. &nbsp;It's dishonest and deceptive. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;If the = electonics people would simply sell their hardward on its own merits I = would have less difficult with THEM. &nbsp;&nbsp;I will always have = difficult with an electronic substitute simply because I don't like them = and I don't want to play one because, as instruments, they are deceptive = and dishonest. <BR> <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>Please visit Howling Acres at = &nbsp;&nbsp;http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/ <BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;and wander through the Mall Without Walls</FONT></HTML>   --part1_183.6a8d23.2944004e_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Electronic, and pipe organs.... From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2001 18:46:45 EST     --part1_9a.1e301f9b.29440065_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 12/8/01 6:22:39 PM Eastern Standard Time, Pologaptommy@aol.com writes:     > Bruce, what makes you so WISE! > Just like any other old person..... FIBRE!! ;-)   Bruce Cornely ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Duncan, Miles, Molly, and Dewi Please visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/ and wander through the Mall Without Walls   --part1_9a.1e301f9b.29440065_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 = 12/8/01 6:22:39 PM Eastern Standard Time, Pologaptommy@aol.com writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">Bruce, what makes = you so WISE! <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">Just like any other old person..... FIBRE!! = &nbsp;&nbsp;;-) <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>Please visit Howling Acres at = &nbsp;&nbsp;http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/ <BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;and wander through the Mall Without Walls</FONT></HTML>   --part1_9a.1e301f9b.29440065_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Electronic, and pipe organs.... From: <RMaryman@aol.com> Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2001 18:51:34 EST     --part1_4c.311aa43.29440186_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 12/8/2001 6:50:06 PM Eastern Standard Time, Cremona502@cs.com writes:     > Just like any other old person..... FIBRE!! ;-) >   hmmmm. and I thought it was the PRUNES...oh well ;-0       --part1_4c.311aa43.29440186_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 = 12/8/2001 6:50:06 PM Eastern Standard Time, Cremona502@cs.com writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">Just like any = other old person..... FIBRE!! &nbsp;&nbsp;;-) <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>hmmmm. and I thought it was the PRUNES...oh well &nbsp;&nbsp;;-0 <BR> <BR></FONT></HTML>   --part1_4c.311aa43.29440186_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Teaching Organists to Self-Destruct From: <flcg1018@mails.fju.edu.tw> Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2001 08:41:46 +0800 (CST)   Um.... Wichita Falls... Wichita Falls, Kansas, perhaps?....Hmmmm   Is there no competent organist in/from this particular venue?   A well-known lady comes to my mind, but I'm afraid my memory might not be correct...   At any rate, perhaps, if this church so desires, said organist can advise them as to how they might best improve their musical situation....   Best wishes to all...       Morton Belcher         On Sat, 8 Dec 2001 Cremona502@cs.com wrote:   > The situation at First Baptist Wichita Falls is sad. The organ sound = has > probably deteriorated with the addition of more and more sound deadening =   > material and less and less maintenance, not to mention they probably = don't > have an organist that knows what they're doing. Those people deserve = an > electrodigitoid! >    
(back) Subject: NOT About Pipes and Transistors! From: "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net> Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2001 20:31:35 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_007E_01C18027.5486BA00 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Dear Josh and List,   There is only one thing that is going to take Bruce's mind off this =3D little firestorm that you, Josh, have got going.   Dear Bruce, where I live, which is way up high in the hills over Lake =3D Candlewood, north of Danbury, CT, IT IS SNOWING!! HARD!! It is dark, and = =3D I did not realize what was falling from the sky until the dogs (ah, the = =3D dogs, there is another potential Bruce distraction) came in, all covered = =3D in the white stuff! I will attempt to get a digital picture of it all in = =3D the morning, so you can remember what it looks like.   Think good thoughts of me and my four wheel drive machine, as we attempt = =3D to get through 40 hilly miles to church.   There. Isn't this a nice change of topic!?   Malcolm =3D20   ------=3D_NextPart_000_007E_01C18027.5486BA00 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type content=3D3D"text/html; =3D charset=3D3Diso-8859-1"> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 6.00.2600.0" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#c8e0d8> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Dear Josh and List,</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>There is only one thing that is going = =3D to take=3D20 Bruce's mind off this little firestorm that you, Josh, have got=3D20 going.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Dear Bruce, where I live, which is = way =3D up high in=3D20 the hills over Lake Candlewood, north of Danbury, CT, IT IS SNOWING!! =3D HARD!! It=3D20 is dark, and I did not realize what was falling from the sky until the =3D dogs (ah,=3D20 the dogs, there is another potential Bruce distraction) came in, all =3D covered in=3D20 the white stuff! I will attempt to get a digital picture of it all in =3D the=3D20 morning, so you can remember what it looks like.</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Think good thoughts of&nbsp;me and my = =3D four wheel=3D20 drive machine, as&nbsp;we attempt to get through 40 hilly miles to=3D20 church.</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>There. Isn't this a nice change = of=3D20 topic!?</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial =3D size=3D3D2>Malcolm</FONT>&nbsp;&nbsp;</DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_007E_01C18027.5486BA00--      
(back) Subject: First Baptist, Wichita Falls, TX From: "Sand Lawn" <sandlawn@bayou.com> Date: Sat, 08 Dec 2001 19:32:11 -0600   First Baptist Church, Wichita Falls, TX is possessor of a 1955 4/66 = Reuter, #1150 ... and interesting feature of this organ was a six stop floating = string organ playable from any division. The noted organist, Nita Akin, then at = 1st UM there was responsible for the 1954 4/81 Aeolian-Skinner, #1259. There was = good organ music in the 50's in Wichita Falls. I was not there, but have heard = from those that were.   Sand Lawn        
(back) Subject: Re: McManis From: "Stephen Ohmer" <knopfregal@yahoo.com> Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2001 17:36:54 -0800 (PST)   I have to agree here. First Pres. in Bartlesville, OK (the town now dying from the Phillips pullout), has a wonderful 3/50something rank McManis which was built in 1979-80. Totally usable - every bit of it. Although it's not my personal style of voicing (the organist there was/is a dear friend, and it's his baby), the organ can handle everything. For several years, while Ken Williams was MM there, the town enjoyed hearing big name organists - lots of talent hit those plastics......(I liked the gt/pos reversible/manual changer thingie myself). Made some French music lots easier to handle.   SteveOhmer Pearland, TX --- quilisma@socal.rr.com wrote: > Odd ... I've had just the opposite experience. > > CHeers, > > Bud > > "John L. Speller" wrote: > > > quilisma@socal.rr.com wrote: > > > > > and then a second-hand McManis > > > unit organ ... I've had no contact with > that church in many years, but I > > > imagine the McManis has failed by now. > > > > > > > I rather doubt it. Working in Kansas and > Missouri, where I service quite a > > few McManis organs, I have developed a pretty > healthy respect for Charlie. > > His instruments were on the whole solidly > built and he never cut corners. > > His instruments have therefore required much > less restoration than most > > instruments of their period. While building > in a fairly "American Classic" > > style, he refused to go in for the worst > excesses of skinny scales, > > ridiculously low pressure and chiffy sizzling > pipework that characterize the > > sixties and seventies. On the whole his > instruments have held up remarkably > > well, and dated considerably less than those > of most other builders. He > > often liked to characterize himself as > continuing the tradition of Johnson > > and Roosevelt, and in some ways this is > exactly what he did. > > > > John Speller > > > > "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 >     =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D     __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Send your FREE holiday greetings online! http://greetings.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: Re: NOT About Pipes and Transistors! From: "noel jones" <gedeckt@usit.net> Date: Sat, 08 Dec 2001 20:41:36 -0500       Malcolm:   You may have succeeeded...until you wrote:   "a digital picture of it all in the morning, so you can remember what it = looks like."   Digital, DIGITAL! Not the real thing?   noel jones <)))))  
(back) Subject: Re: Choir Goes Down Santa Claus Lane From: <Bobmac36@aol.com> Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2001 20:50:06 EST   We're not going Hollywood, but presenting a Christmas concert tomorrow = night - Sunday - at 7. All popular Christmas "stuff" - several sing-alongs = (Deck the Halls - Santa Claus is Coming to Town - White Christmas - We Wish You = a Merry Christmas - Silver Bells, etc). The choir is singing It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Jingle Bells (wonderful arrangement) and = 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. Sleighride - Leroy Anderson (organ solo) and vocal solos - The Christmas Song - Merry Christmas, Darling - It's = Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas, etc. I hope the roof doesn't fall in. The Worship and Music Committee has approved it - and Wassail afterward (un-spiked, of course. Presbyterians don't allow likker - at least not at =   this church). If you're in the vicinity - come and join us - 7 PM - First Presbyterian, 1000 Penn Street, Fort Worth. Fun program for all ages.