PipeChat Digest #1831 - Sunday, February 18, 2001
 
Re: Glenda's Aquaphobia Organ
  by "Bob Elms" <elmsr@albanyis.com.au>
Atlantic City organ
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: Atlantic City organ
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Re: Making Tallow for Stoppers
  by "Louis Katz" <Louis.Katz@iris.tamucc.edu>
Re: Making Tallow for Stoppers
  by "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@catoe.org>
Re: Glenda's Aquaphobia Organ
  by "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com>
English Organists-May Tour NJ, PA, DE, MD
  by <ManderUSA@aol.com>
Re: English Organists-May Tour NJ, PA, DE, MD
  by "George Lawn" <sandlawn@bayou.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Glenda's Aquaphobia Organ From: "Bob Elms" <elmsr@albanyis.com.au> Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2001 20:44:25 +0800   Or hydraulic transmission? Bob E.   > Cylocke wrote: > > Just wondering if the Aquaphobia organ has a water motor???? > > Alan C  
(back) Subject: Atlantic City organ From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2001 07:58:21 -0500   Hi all-   Just wondering -is the Midmer-Losh beasty currently used for public events? Was it ever used for any of the Miss America shows? (That would be neat to see). What about the ballroom Kimball? The Chi-town Stadium organ was used for hockey games up until its' removal several years ago.   Thanks, Rick    
(back) Subject: Re: Atlantic City organ From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2001 07:46:16 -0600   At 7:58 AM -0500 2/17/01, VEAGUE wrote: >Hi all- > > Just wondering -is the Midmer-Losh beasty currently used for public >events? Was it ever used for any of the Miss America shows? (That would = be >neat to see). What about the ballroom Kimball? >   Rick   The Convention Hall building is currently closed, well the Convention Hall itself is closed, while renovation/reconfiguration work goes on in the building. I think the last time the Midmer-Losh was fired up was a couple of years ago when the recording of it was made. Up until that time it was used on a somewhat regular basis for events in the Convention Hall including being used for some parts of the Miss America competition. Although the organ was not really used for the public televised part of the competition it was used for some of the other events during the week preceding the televised finals. As i understand it the Convention Hall itself is supposed to be reopened sometime this Fall.   At the time of the recording basically only the Great/Solo chamber was operational. That chamber does include the 64' and several of the 50 and 100 inch reeds. All of the other chambers had various problems with blowers, relays, water damage, etc that didn't allow them to be used. A very complete survey of the instrument of all the chambers was done in preparation for fund raising for its restoration. Although I haven't seen the condition of the Great/Solo chamber since the construction work i would guess that it might not take too much work to get it fired up again once the construction is finished. it will however, need a very complete cleaning which will be a very big job in and of itself considering there are about 100 ranks in that chamber alone.   The Kimball was playable until about a year ago when the relay had to be removed since an elevator was installed connecting the various floors of the Convention Hall. That elevator runs through what was the relay room. And up until that time it was used for various events in the Ballroom. Although I am no longer on the Board of Directors of the ACCHOS I do know that they are working on getting the relay replaced to make the Kimball playable again. As I understand it, a complete survey has been done on the Kimball in preparation for its restoration. I have no idea of what the time table is for getting it playing again.   David (Former Director of Communications and Board Member - ACCHOS)  
(back) Subject: Re: Making Tallow for Stoppers From: "Louis Katz" <Louis.Katz@iris.tamucc.edu> Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2001 15:39:36 -0800   Oy don't I know. Actually it is a fair bit less thick than beef or lamb = grease. Thank ya'll for the help. Louis   Schmaltz in German however usually refers to the fat of pigs not chicken. = There are probably others mothers who tried to pass that off as margarine.   Louis    
(back) Subject: Re: Making Tallow for Stoppers From: "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@catoe.org> Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2001 15:43:25 -0600   Speaking from personal experience, ordering a can of tallow from OSI is probably the best way to go. Back in the fifties we used to go to the butcher and get fat trimmings and =   render it ourselves. Not something to do in your kitchen at home as the smell lingers on for at least a week.   jch     At 03:39 PM 2/17/01 -0800, you wrote: >Oy don't I know. Actually it is a fair bit less thick than beef or lamb >grease. >Thank ya'll for the help. >Louis > >Schmaltz in German however usually refers to the fat of pigs not chicken. =   >There >are probably others mothers who tried to pass that off as margarine. > >Louis > > >"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: Re: Glenda's Aquaphobia Organ From: "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com> Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2001 23:07:24 -0500   Subject: Re: Glenda's Aquaphobia Organ   Earlier comments: > Just wondering if the Aquaphobia organ has a water motor???? > Alan C   > Or hydraulic transmission? > Bob E.   Is the instrument available for a performance of Handel's "Water Music" Suite?   Bonnie Beth   Bonnie Beth Derby, B.Mus., M.Mus. Producer & Host ``Orgelwerke'' & ``Choral Traditions'' WCNY-FM, 91.3; Syracuse; WUNY-FM, 89.5, Utica; WJNY-FM, 90.9, Watertown Organist & Director of Music, St. James Roman Catholic Church, Syracuse [1988 Odell/Kerner & Merchant 33-rank tracker organ] orge@dreamscape.com    
(back) Subject: English Organists-May Tour NJ, PA, DE, MD From: <ManderUSA@aol.com> Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2001 23:41:15 EST     --part1_5f.110f2996.27c0ac6b_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Dear Lists and Friends,   A couple of years ago, I had the pleasure of assisting a delightful group = of about 25 (mostly retired) English organists visiting organs in the New York/Connecticut area. The tour was under the direction of Pam and Philip Carter, Philip being organist at the Wesley Chapel in Bristol. The Carters =   have organized trips to various parts of Europe for several years. This = will be their second excursion to the U. S.   I am hoping this week to fill in many of the details of the trip. They = have pretty well finalized their hotel locations, beginning with their arrival = at Newark on May 1st. Five nights in Princeton, five in Philadelphia, and = four in Wilmington, DE.   My developing wish list (no contacts yet made) includes:   PRINCETON/NEWARK AREA: Sacred Heart Cathedral, Newark Trinity Cathedral, Trenton Campus of Westminster Choir College (Princeton University Chapel organ is under wraps during chapel reconstruction) PHILADELPHIA AREA: The Wanamaker Organ Chestnut Hill Pres. Church (New Mander - noon concert May 8) Trinity Lutheran, Lansdale (New Martin Ott Organ) St. Mark's, Philadelphia Girard College Valley Forge Memorial Chapel They hope to SEE the console at Atlantic City There was talk of St. Matthew's, Hanover, but this is a bit far off track, = I think DELAWARE AREA: Longwood Gardens 1st & Central Pres. (Kney Organ) Christ Church, Christiana Hundred (Brombaugh Organ with "English Swell") (BALTIMORE SIDE TRIP:) Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins (New Holtkamp Tracker) St. Michael's Church (Aeolian-Skinner) Mount Calvary Church - Last Charles Fisk organ under the Andover name. Brown Memorial (Aeolian-Skinner where Virgil was organist)   Philip's Wesley Chapel in Bristol is in contact with Methodist churches = from around the world, and has just been asked to entertain the choir of Aldersgate UMC in Wilmington. Does anyone know of this church and its = organ?   There is a small Nicholson tracker organ right at the Maryland/Delaware = state line (I think in the town of Elkton). Does anyone know this instrument, or =   anyone connected with it?   All suggestions of venues and contact information for them would be = accepted with gratitude.   Thanks,   Malcolm Wechsler     --part1_5f.110f2996.27c0ac6b_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><BODY BGCOLOR=3D"#ffffff"><FONT = SIZE=3D2>Dear Lists and Friends, <BR> <BR>A couple of years ago, I had the pleasure of assisting a delightful = group of <BR>about 25 (mostly retired) English organists visiting organs in the New =   <BR>York/Connecticut area. The tour was under the direction of Pam and = Philip <BR>Carter, Philip being organist at the Wesley Chapel in Bristol. The = Carters <BR>have organized trips to various parts of Europe for several years. = This will <BR>be their second excursion to the U. S. <BR> <BR>I am hoping this week to fill in many of the details of the trip. They = have <BR>pretty well finalized their hotel locations, beginning with their = arrival at <BR>Newark on May 1st. Five nights in Princeton, five in Philadelphia, and = four <BR>in Wilmington, DE. <BR> <BR>My developing wish list (no contacts yet made) includes: <BR> <BR>PRINCETON/NEWARK AREA: <BR>Sacred Heart Cathedral, Newark <BR>Trinity Cathedral, Trenton <BR>Campus of Westminster Choir College <BR>(Princeton University Chapel organ is under wraps during chapel <BR>reconstruction) <BR>PHILADELPHIA AREA: <BR>The Wanamaker Organ <BR>Chestnut Hill Pres. Church (New Mander - noon concert May 8) <BR>Trinity Lutheran, Lansdale (New Martin Ott Organ) <BR>St. Mark's, Philadelphia <BR>Girard College <BR>Valley Forge Memorial Chapel <BR>They hope to SEE the console at Atlantic City <BR>There was talk of St. Matthew's, Hanover, but this is a bit far off = track, I <BR>think <BR>DELAWARE AREA: <BR>Longwood Gardens <BR>1st &amp; Central Pres. (Kney Organ) <BR>Christ Church, Christiana Hundred (Brombaugh Organ with "English = Swell") <BR>(BALTIMORE SIDE TRIP:) <BR>Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins (New Holtkamp Tracker) <BR>St. Michael's Church (Aeolian-Skinner) <BR>Mount Calvary Church - Last Charles Fisk organ under the Andover name. <BR>Brown Memorial (Aeolian-Skinner where Virgil was organist) <BR> <BR>Philip's Wesley Chapel in Bristol is in contact with Methodist = churches from <BR>around the world, and has just been asked to entertain the choir of <BR>Aldersgate UMC in Wilmington. Does anyone know of this church and its = organ? <BR> <BR>There is a small Nicholson tracker organ right at the = Maryland/Delaware state <BR>line (I think in the town of Elkton). Does anyone know this = instrument, or <BR>anyone connected with it? <BR> <BR>All suggestions of venues and contact information for them would be = accepted <BR>with gratitude. <BR> <BR>Thanks, <BR> <BR>Malcolm Wechsler <BR></FONT></HTML>   --part1_5f.110f2996.27c0ac6b_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: English Organists-May Tour NJ, PA, DE, MD From: "George Lawn" <sandlawn@bayou.com> Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2001 23:50:23 -0600   Malcolm... the new Fritts at Princeton Theological Seminary would be a good choice for this tour... it is brand new.. and has had a lot of attention lately...   Sand   ManderUSA@aol.com wrote:   > Part 1.1 Type: Plain Text (text/plain) > Encoding: 7bit