PipeChat Digest #1805 - Monday, February 5, 2001
 
Re: organ conservation
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Bruce Bengston -4 Feb 4 p.m.
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
Organ Conservation
  by "Will Scarboro" <whs1325@garnet.acns.fsu.edu>
Re: Organ Conservation
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
(no subject)
  by <ahremsen40@aol.com>
Re: organ conservation
  by <RMaryman@aol.com>
Re: Organ Conservation
  by "randy terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com>
Re: organ conservation
  by "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org>
 

(back) Subject: Re: organ conservation From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Sun, 4 Feb 2001 09:24:30 EST     --part1_51.70126b5.27aec01e_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 2/4/01 6:55:57 AM !!!First Boot!!!, = randyterryus@yahoo.com writes:     > What about the Duke Aeolian? Any updates on the current state of that > organ? > > What about the trio of big Kimballs from MA, MN, and TN?? Or the Lemare =   > Austin > in Chattanooga? > >   Last I heard the Duke Aeolian was being restored. I hope to get to hear = it at the OHS convention this summer (register early!!!). There's another great place with two wonderful contrasting instruments.   I have yet to hear a bad municipal organ! Even in some of the = unsuspecting places in Colorado OHS visited. They certainly should be preserved. Good grief! A couple of politician's retirement packages would do it!!   Bruce ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/   --part1_51.70126b5.27aec01e_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0">In a message dated 2/4/01 6:55:57 AM !!!First = Boot!!!, randyterryus@yahoo.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">What about the = Duke Aeolian? &nbsp;Any updates on the current state of that <BR>organ? &nbsp; <BR> <BR>What about the trio of big Kimballs from MA, MN, and TN?? &nbsp;Or the = Lemare <BR>Austin <BR>in Chattanooga? <BR> <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>Last I heard the Duke Aeolian was being restored. &nbsp;I hope to get = to hear it <BR>at the OHS convention this summer (register early!!!). = &nbsp;&nbsp;There's another <BR>great place with two wonderful contrasting instruments. <BR> <BR>I have yet to hear a bad municipal organ! &nbsp;&nbsp;Even in some of = the unsuspecting <BR>places in Colorado OHS visited. &nbsp;&nbsp;They certainly should be = preserved. <BR>Good grief! &nbsp;&nbsp;A couple of politician's retirement packages = would do it!! <BR> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#0000a0" SIZE=3D5 FAMILY=3D"DECORATIVE" = FACE=3D"Tempus Sans ITC" LANG=3D"0"><I>Bruce = &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;~ &nbsp;</FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#0000a0" = SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SERIF" FACE=3D"Calisto MT" = LANG=3D"0">Cremona502@cs.com</FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#0000a0" SIZE=3D5 = FAMILY=3D"DECORATIVE" FACE=3D"Tempus Sans ITC" LANG=3D"0"> &nbsp; <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#0000a0" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SERIF" = FACE=3D"Calisto MT" LANG=3D"0">with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest = ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" <BR>Visit Howling Acres at = &nbsp;&nbsp;http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/</I></FONT></HTML>   --part1_51.70126b5.27aec01e_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Bruce Bengston -4 Feb 4 p.m. From: <DRAWKNOB@aol.com> Date: Sun, 4 Feb 2001 09:25:58 EST   In a message dated 2/3/01 3:26:45 PM Central Standard Time, desertbob@rglobal.net writes:   << Yeesh! Anyone else as cornfuzzled on this one as I am? >>   I am... (and I'm usually not cornfuzzled easily)   John  
(back) Subject: Organ Conservation From: "Will Scarboro" <whs1325@garnet.acns.fsu.edu> Date: Sun, 4 Feb 2001 11:09:06 -0500     Dear Randy and list,   The MN Kimball is still in storage where it has been since 1987. The Memphis Kimball is in storage and up for sale. The Worcester Kimball last = I heard was still sitting in War Memorial Auditorium and might be removed soon. Lemare's Austin in TN is still there (I think), I heard somewhere that they were restoring it but I've never been able to find out if its true or not. Anyone know anything?   Sincerely,   Will Scarboro American Municipal Pipe Organ Research Project      
(back) Subject: Re: Organ Conservation From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> Date: Sun, 4 Feb 2001 10:17:45 -0600   At 11:09 AM -0500 2/4/01, Will Scarboro wrote: >Lemare's Austin in TN is still there (I think), I heard somewhere >that they were restoring it but I've never been able to find out if its >true or not. Anyone know anything?   Will   The last I heard the folks at Milnar Organ Co have been doing some work on it. I will try to check it out within the next week or so and find out what they are doing. I'm not sure if it is just reparis to keep it playable or if it is a full restoration.   David    
(back) Subject: (no subject) From: <ahremsen40@aol.com> Date: Sun, 4 Feb 2001 17:34:36 EST   Folks,   Looking for pipework made by Skinner or Kimball from the 30's.Need 8' = Flute & Flute celeste, 8 French Trumpet, 8 Trumpet (for choir), 8 Viola & Viola celeste. Any help would be greatly appreciated.   Best, Allan  
(back) Subject: Re: organ conservation From: <RMaryman@aol.com> Date: Sun, 4 Feb 2001 21:26:00 EST   In a message dated 2/4/01 9:25:58 AM EST, Cremona502@cs.com writes:   > > Last I heard the Duke Aeolian was being restored. I hope to get to = hear it > at the OHS convention this summer (register early!!!). There's = another > great place with two wonderful contrasting instruments. > I heard the 3 organs in the Duke chapel last year. the Aeolian is a WUNNNderful beast, the fletnflop sounds a bit anemic in comparison (to my jaded ears) and the little chapel anachronism (built by Brumbaugh) with = the 2 keyboards tuned in contrasting temperaments has it's own peculiar sound...   Given my 'druthers, I would just as soon hear a long program of beefy romantic period music with a brief demo of the Flentflop and Brumbough for =   curiosity sake. but that's just me.   Rick M Staunton VA  
(back) Subject: Re: Organ Conservation From: "randy terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com> Date: Sun, 4 Feb 2001 19:01:52 -0800 (PST)   Please keep me informed! Thanks --- David Scribner <david@blackiris.com> wrote: > The last I heard the folks at Milnar Organ Co have been doing some > work on it. I will try to check it out within the next week or so > and find out what they are doing. I'm not sure if it is just reparis > to keep it playable or if it is a full restoration. > > David     __________________________________________________ Get personalized email addresses from Yahoo! Mail - only $35 a year! http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: Re: organ conservation From: "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org> Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2001 00:40:16 -0500   Rick, The sound of Duke's Flentrop probably depends as much as anything on what = stop combination the organist chose for whatever was being played, unless it = was you doing the playing ;). I have heard it thunder quite convincingly. However, personally, I find your assessment of it intriguing since I = remember it before it was revoiced around '86 or '87 and thought that after that, = it sounded like it had been toned down. It was originally designed to handle = not only baroque music, but also French romantic era as well.   I always thought that the Aeolian sounded muffled, though. However, I am = very happy that it is being restored so that Duke has great resources for = different types of music.   I haven't heard the Brumbough yet, though. It's a recent addition to = their resources.   There is some information on all three at Duke's web site. http://www.chapel.duke.edu/organs/   Cheers, TommyLee   > In a message dated 2/4/01 9:25:58 AM EST, Cremona502@cs.com writes: > > Last I heard the Duke Aeolian was being restored. I hope to get to = hear > it > > at the OHS convention this summer (register early!!!). There's = another > > great place with two wonderful contrasting instruments. > > > I heard the 3 organs in the Duke chapel last year. the Aeolian is a > WUNNNderful beast, the fletnflop sounds a bit anemic in comparison (to = my > jaded ears) and the little chapel anachronism (built by Brumbaugh) with = the 2 > keyboards tuned in contrasting temperaments has it's own peculiar = sound... > > Given my 'druthers, I would just as soon hear a long program of beefy > romantic period music with a brief demo of the Flentflop and Brumbough = for > curiosity sake. > but that's just me.