PipeChat Digest #1799 - Friday, February 2, 2001
 
Re: Teller Pipe Organ Question
  by <Steskinner@aol.com>
Baylor University Organ Conference
  by <Wurlibird1@aol.com>
Bruce Bengston - 4 Feb 4 p.m.
  by "Karl E. Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu>
EMERGENCY REQUEST- HELP!!
  by "Randy Terry" <randyterry@laumc.org>
FYI: New United Methodist Musicians Listserv
  by "Pat Maimone" <patmai@juno.com>
Votteler organ
  by "Luther Melby" <lmelby@prtel.com>
RE: Votteler organ
  by "Mike Swaldo" <mswal@adelphia.net>
Re: Bruce Bengston - 4 Feb 4 p.m.
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
Re: Votteler organ
  by <TRACKELECT@cs.com>
Re: Bruce Bengston - 4 Feb 4 p.m.
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Teller Pipe Organ Question From: <Steskinner@aol.com> Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2001 08:24:10 EST   In a message dated 1/31/01 10:15:02 AM Dateline Standard Time, TRACKELECT@cs.com writes:   << I have worked on many Tellers organs and I must say that they are well constructed, well designed and very musical. They were one of the Erie Pa =   builders. I think that they may still be in business but have quit = building and only do service work. >>   Teller Organs is right around the corner from me. They are the Rodgers dealer, and dabble a bit with pianos and organs, but do not do any serious =   service work to my knowledge. Henry Tellers is very nice to work with.   Steven Skinner Minister of Music First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant Erie, PA  
(back) Subject: Baylor University Organ Conference From: <Wurlibird1@aol.com> Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2001 13:33:32 EST   Dear Listers,   This is a bit late but I just got the press release with all the details today. This outstanding program is the handiwork of Dr. Joyce Jones = (which is spelled "excellence.") She is her usual effervescent self even after = open heart surgery. :)   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - = - - - - - - - - - - - - -     Baylor University Organ Conference Waco, TX February 4-6th     The seventh-annual Midwinter Organ Conference at Baylor University will be =   held February 4-6th. Two well-known European organists who are also professors at the famed Vienna Conservatory will give concerts and nine of =   the conservatory students will also attend and will be heard in recital.   Sunday February 4 3:00pm Registration for conference ends 3:30pm "A Century of American Organ Music" Roxy Grove Hall Dr. Joyce Jones and students performing 6:30pm "Hymn Festival" First Baptist Church, Waco Baylor Concert Choir John McLean, Director Joyce Jones, Organist 8:00pm Thomas Schmogner in concert Jones Concert Hall Professor of Organ, Vienna Conservatory of Music   Monday February 5th 3:30pm "Stations of the Cross" (M. Dupre) Jones Concert Hall Baylor organ students 8:00pm Michael Gailit in concert Jones Concert Hall Organist, St. Augistine's Church, Vienna Professor of Organ, Vienna Conservatory of Music   Tuesday February 6th 4:00pm Conservatory Student Recital Roxy Grove Hall Organ students of Vienna Conservatory 8:00pm St. Olaf Choir Concert Jones Concert Hall Anton Armstrong, Director John Ferguson, Organist     All concerts are free and open to the public except the St Olaf's concert = for which admission will be charged. To register for the entire conference, including lectures and master classes, call (254) 710-1417.   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - = - - - - - - - - - - - -     This program gets better every year. If you are not included on the = Baylor Music Department announcement list, drop them a line requesting to be included. The main address is Baylor University Office of Public Relations PO Box 97024 Waco, Texas 76798-7024   Jim Pitts  
(back) Subject: Bruce Bengston - 4 Feb 4 p.m. From: "Karl E. Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu> Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2001 17:15:21 -0500 (EST)   Bruce Bengston, organist of Christ Episcopal Church, Reading PA, wil play the following on Sudnay at 4 p.m.:   I Myron Roberts Prelude & Trumpetings Leo Sowerby Requiescat in Pace J. S. Bach Pre & Fue in e ("Wedge") Wilhelm Middelschulte Perpetuum Mobile   II Hymn: "O Praise Ye the Lord" ("Laudate Dominum") Cesar Franck Chorale in b Louis Vierne Symphony No. 2: Scherzo Searle Wright Introduction, Passacaglia and Fugue   The organ is a fine instrument in a fine room, and Bruce is a fine player, too. This has every promise of particular pleasure and inspiration.   Cordially,   Karl E. Moyer Lancaster PA    
(back) Subject: EMERGENCY REQUEST- HELP!! From: "Randy Terry" <randyterry@laumc.org> Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2001 14:50:23 -0800   I would very much appreciate it if anybody on the list knows how to get in touch with Edward Murray, a LA area organist. I have his email, but need = a phone number as he is scheduled to play for my AGO chapter on Feb. 10.   If so, please respond privately to this address and cc it to randyterryus@yahoo.com.   Thank you so very much, Randy Terry    
(back) Subject: FYI: New United Methodist Musicians Listserv From: "Pat Maimone" <patmai@juno.com> Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2001 21:13:20 -0500   Hello, Pipechatters,   This announcement was on Choralist today. Those who work in Methodist churches or attend Methodist churches or work on pipe organs in Methodist churches might be interested.   Pat Maimone   -----Original Message----- From: Dean_McIntyre@GBOD.ORG <Dean_McIntyre@GBOD.ORG> To: choralist@lists.Colorado.EDU <choralist@lists.Colorado.EDU> Date: Thursday, February 01, 2001 10:42 AM Subject: New United Methodist Musicians Listserv   ANNOUNCING A NEW EMAIL LISTSERV FOR UNITED METHODIST MUSICIANS   MethodistMusicians, an email listserv for United Methodist musicians, is now operational. The list is sponsored by the Center for Worship Resources in The General Board of Discipleship of The United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tennessee. It is intended to foster discussion, education, and the exchange of resources, ideas, programs, and fellowship among United Methodist music directors, pastors, education directors, keyboard players, singers, handbell directors and ringers, hymnwriters, composers, children's choir leaders, organists, pianists, and anyone else interested in music in The United Methodist Church.   To subscribe to this list, send an email to requests@lists.gbod.org. In the body of your email, include the following: subscribe MethodistMusicians   To unsubscribe, enter the following command in the body of an email message:   unsubscribe MethodistMusicians   Send the message to: requests@lists.gbod.org   New subscribers will receive a welcome message with further information and instructions. Please save this message because it contains instructions needed for changing your subscription address or for unsubscribing. There is no charge to join the list. For further information, contact Dean McIntyre, Director of Music Resources for The General Board of Discipleship, by email at dmcintyre@gbod.org or call tollfree 877-899-2780, ext 7073.   Please forward this message on to anyone who may be interested.   Dean B. McIntyre Director of Music Resources, The United Methodist General Board of Discipleship PO Box 340003; Nashville TN 37203-0003 Telephone (877)899-2780, ext 7073 (tollfree) Fax: 615-340-7015 Worship Website: http://www.umcworship.com (or http://www.gbod.org/worship)       ________________________________________________________________ GET INTERNET ACCESS FROM JUNO! Juno offers FREE or PREMIUM Internet access for less! Join Juno today! For your FREE software, visit: http://dl.www.juno.com/get/tagj.  
(back) Subject: Votteler organ From: "Luther Melby" <lmelby@prtel.com> Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2001 21:29:19 -0600   Hi, I have just acquired a 7 rank Votteler (Holtkamp?) organ. Made in about 1930. So far I haven't found the serial #. It has 2 enclosed chambers, with ornate facades 7' wide X 17' high.   I would like to know what you think about Votteler. Do you have any experience with them good or whatever? Would you recommend a change to direct electric valves? etc.,, Any comments are welcome, Thanks much, Luther lmelby@prtel.com   >>Great >>8' Melodia, 73 pipes >>8' Viola, 73 pipes (this is a rank of Gemshorn) >>4' Open Diapason*, 73 pipes (I may change it back to 8', I have the pipes) >> Great to Great 16' >> Great Unison off >> Great to Great 4' >> Swell to Great 16' >> Swell to Great 8' >> Swell to Great 4' >> Tremolo >> Spare Tab >> * Originally an 8' Open. Bass Pipes are stored in Church. >> >>Swell >>16' Bourdon, 97 pipes >>8' Stopped Diapason (ext.) >>8' VDO, 73 pipes (Viol D'Orchestra) >>8' Ludwigtone, 73 pipes >>8' Orchestral Oboe (syn) >>4' Flute d'amour (ext) >>2 2/3' Nazard (ext.) >>2' Flautino (ext.) >> >>Pedal >>16' Grand Bourdon, 44 pipes >>16' Dolce (Sw.) >>8' Flute, (ext.) >>Great to Pedal 8' >>Swell to Pedal 8' >>Great to Pedal 4' >>Swell to Pedal 4' >>Spare tab >>Spare tab >> >>Electric and electro-pneumatic action. 5 combination pistons. >    
(back) Subject: RE: Votteler organ From: "Mike Swaldo" <mswal@adelphia.net> Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2001 23:27:57 -0500     I have just acquired a 7 rank Votteler (Holtkamp?) organ. Made in about 1930. So far I haven't found the serial #. It has 2 enclosed chambers, with ornate facades 7' wide X 17' high. ---------------------   How cool! Yes, Votteler eventually became Holtkamp. There are a couple = in the area where I live (SE Ohio). One, which I have never played, has gone through several renovations and is now a mixed MIDI beast. The other, though, I have played. It is an 1880's something (1887, I think), and except for the fact that an electric blower was added, it is pretty much origional, and the church is going to great pains to keep it that way. Since it is in a church which is in a village that is part of the Ohio Historical Society (Zoar), they have special events during the year, and often invite organists to come in and play. I did it a few times.   The organ has 1 manual, which is split in the middle. You have to pull stops on each side to play the whole thing. The pedals go from low C to F below middle C. It's a flat board and off center. Among the things that played *very* well on it (aside from manual only stuff) were many of the Pachelbel chorale preludes. The manual parts can play easily on one = manual, and the pedal parts rarely went above the F. It made me wonder if = Pachelbel spent time with an organ with such a limited pedal board.   I'll tell you, after a while, it got fun to explore all the possibilities. There is a softer 4 ft. stop on the lower half of the manual, so you could draw that, play an ovtave lower, and pull a solo combination on the upper half of the manual. For what seemed like a limiting instrument compared = to what i was used to at the time (a 29 rank Schantz), it was surprisingly versitile, and played a lot of things well. I have to say, it was one of the most fun organs I ever played.   Best wishes with yours, Mike      
(back) Subject: Re: Bruce Bengston - 4 Feb 4 p.m. From: <DRAWKNOB@aol.com> Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2001 00:20:15 EST   Bruce Bengston was a predecessor of mine as Organist/Choirmaster at Oak = Cliff Lutheran Church, Dallas, TX... His term at OCLC was a number of years ago. = I have not had the pleasure of meeting him; however, certain choir members = do remember him and have fond memories of him.   In fact, he wrote an anthem, "Behold My Servant" (Augsburg Choral Library = - 11-11051), for the 50th anniversary of Oak Cliff Lutheran Church three = years ago. It's a lovely piece and it's on my choral schedule for later this year. Check it out!   John  
(back) Subject: Re: Votteler organ From: <TRACKELECT@cs.com> Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2001 00:21:43 EST   In a message dated 2/1/01 10:38:02 PM Eastern Standard Time, = lmelby@prtel.com writes:   << Hi, I have just acquired a 7 rank Votteler (Holtkamp?) organ. Made in about 1930. So far I haven't found the serial #. It has 2 enclosed chambers, with ornate facades 7' wide X 17' high. I would like to know what you think about Votteler. Do you have any experience with them good or whatever? Would you recommend a change to direct electric valves? etc.,, Any comments are welcome, >>   First of all I'd love to look at, I've seen thousands of organs but never = a Votteler. I especially would like to examine the Ludwigtone. Depending on it's condition and the quality of the original construction it may deserve = a historic reconstruction. Without cracking open the books I believe that Votteler has a place in the historic record. Where was it originally installed? Where is it now?   Cheers:   Alan B  
(back) Subject: Re: Bruce Bengston - 4 Feb 4 p.m. From: <DRAWKNOB@aol.com> Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2001 00:27:02 EST   Karl,   Is Bruce playing the program at your church?   John