PipeChat Digest #1834 - Tuesday, February 20, 2001
 
Re: MIDI or no, cont. (X-posted)
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com>
Re: MIDI or no, cont.
  by <GHamil9709@aol.com>
various antics with a "player" organ
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: MIDI or no, cont.
  by <ORGANUT@aol.com>
Re: various antics with a "player" organ
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: MIDI or no, cont. (X-posted)
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: MIDI or no, cont. (X-posted)
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: MIDI or no, cont. (X-posted)
  by "mike" <mike3247@earthlink.net>
Fw: MIDI or no, cont. (X-posted)
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Fw: MIDI or no, cont. (X-posted)
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: MIDI or no, cont. (X-posted)
  by <JKVDP@aol.com>
Organ Builder Dies in Buffalo, NY
  by "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org>
 

(back) Subject: Re: MIDI or no, cont. (X-posted) From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 18:24:15 -0600   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0027_01C09AA1.29FE07A0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   How did you know I was doing that? I thought I was the only one there!   Glenda   ----- Original Message -----=3D20 From: Cremona502@cs.com=3D20   In a message dated 2/19/01 6:40:58 PM !!!First Boot!!!,=3D20 gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com writes:=3D20       . It gave me a sense of independence - I didn't need=3D20 another organist there to play for me or to listen to me play so =3D that I=3D20 could judge the effect in various parts of the space.=3D20         .... and not only that, you could play it while your straightening =3D hymnals in=3D20 the nave!!!=3D20     ------=3D_NextPart_000_0027_01C09AA1.29FE07A0 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 content=3D3D"text/html; charset=3D3Diso-8859-1" =3D http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 5.00.2919.6307" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>How did you know I was doing =3D that?&nbsp; I thought=3D20 I was the only one there!</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Glenda</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <BLOCKQUOTE=3D20 style=3D3D"BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: = =3D 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; PADDING-RIGHT: 0px"> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial">----- Original Message ----- </DIV> <DIV=3D20 style=3D3D"BACKGROUND: #e4e4e4; FONT: 10pt arial; font-color: =3D black"><B>From:</B>=3D20 <A href=3D3D"mailto:Cremona502@cs.com"=3D20 title=3D3DCremona502@cs.com>Cremona502@cs.com</A> </DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV><FONT face=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT face=3D3DArial =3D lang=3D3D0 size=3D3D2=3D20 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF">In a message dated 2/19/01 6:40:58 PM !!!First = =3D Boot!!!,=3D20 <BR><A =3D href=3D3D"mailto:gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com">gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com</A>= =3D20 writes: <BR><BR><BR> <BLOCKQUOTE=3D20 style=3D3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; =3D MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px"=3D20 TYPE=3D3D"CITE">. &nbsp;It gave me a sense of independence - I didn't = =3D need=3D20 <BR>another organist there to play for me or to listen to me play so = =3D that I=3D20 <BR>could judge the effect in various parts of the space.=3D20 <BR><BR></FONT><FONT color=3D3D#000000 face=3D3DArial lang=3D3D0 = size=3D3D3=3D20 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF"></BLOCKQUOTE><BR></FONT><FONT color=3D3D#000000 = =3D face=3D3DArial=3D20 lang=3D3D0 size=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF"><BR>.... and not only that, = you =3D could play it=3D20 while your straightening hymnals in <BR>the nave!!!=3D20 <BR></FONT></FONT></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0027_01C09AA1.29FE07A0--    
(back) Subject: Re: MIDI or no, cont. From: <GHamil9709@aol.com> Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 19:35:41 EST     --part1_4e.11b0d09b.27c315dd_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   WRONG ! gene hamilton   Now 78 and suddenly Brilliant.   --part1_4e.11b0d09b.27c315dd_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"><B>WRONG ! &nbsp;gene hamilton <BR> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SERIF" FACE=3D"Book = Antiqua" LANG=3D"0"><I>Now 78 and suddenly = Brilliant.</B></I></FONT></HTML>   --part1_4e.11b0d09b.27c315dd_boundary--  
(back) Subject: various antics with a "player" organ From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 16:40:29 -0800   The Skinner residence organ formerly installed in Wescott Auditorium, Florida State University, Tallahassee (successor to the four-manual that was moved to Opperman Hall), had a moveable console that disappeared into a large box backstage when not in use. In addition to the normal-sized player mechanism under the music rack in the console, it also had a separate large radio-cabinet-sized player for oversized rolls of complete symphonies and operas (!) ... I sure hope somebody got those rolls when the organ was taken out.   Anyway ... when I was in high school, we used to have great fun putting on one of the big rolls (something by Wagner, usually), firing up the organ, and then closing all the cabinets (most of the stage hands had no idea the organ was even THERE), and walking away, TOTALLY frustrating ANYONE who wanted to use the auditorium for HOURS until they could FINALLY find someone who knew the whereabouts of all the various switches and cabinets (grin) and could stop the Wagner.   I guess MIDI *could* have its uses (grin) ...   Cheers,   Bud    
(back) Subject: Re: MIDI or no, cont. From: <ORGANUT@aol.com> Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 19:42:28 EST   In a message dated 02/19/2001 6:36:29 PM Central Standard Time, GHamil9709@aol.com writes:   << WRONG ! gene hamilton Now 78 and suddenly Brilliant. -------------------- WRONG ! gene hamilton Now 78 and suddenly Brilliant. >> Well, Happy Birthday, Gene, whether brilliant or dim (: >   Later, PL  
(back) Subject: Re: various antics with a "player" organ From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 21:33:23 -0500   Speaking of Wagner, the newly installed organ at the Biltmore plays "Rise = of the Valkryies" (MIDI?) for visitors upon entering the building.   In the book "Haunted Heartland", there is a document of a janitor cleaning up in a midwest theatre after closing. Suddenly, the organ starts = playing. He runs down to the orchestra pit only to find the console down and = covered like it usually was.   'splain that!   Rick    
(back) Subject: Re: MIDI or no, cont. (X-posted) From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 18:37:48 -0800   At 08:26 PM 2/18/2001 -0800, BuuD-by-the-Beach of St. Matt's-by-the-Crack House wrote: >the Anglican Missal, the 1928 Book of Common Prayer, the 1940 Hymnal; the =   >Articles of Religion and all THREE Creeds, strict interpretation of the >Scriptures according to the Fathers, etc.<snip>   ....all of which has nothing to do with the workings of the organ, as long =   as the thing plays RELIABLY, which is the whole point.   >It's a particular mindset ... only the BEST, only the REAL, only the >TRADITIONAL, in ALL things. We will PROBABLY make provisions (at least in =   >the main church) for the use of CANDLES for lighting (grin) at evening >services.<snip>   In other words, you've got a church full of ultraconservative whack jobs!   >Yes, we'll have air-conditioning and heating and a modern kitchen and >flush toilets, BUT ...<snip>   Upp! MUST be removed..."non traditional". Air conditioning is sacrilegious! Isn't the place supposed to reek of burnt beeswax and incense smoke, a la "Smokey Mary's", be dismally cold in winter and insufferably hot in summer? After all, THAT'S "traditional"!   >God willing, we will end up with a fine little pipe organ ... as Mark >Checkley has pointed out, there are hundreds (if not thousands) of fine >little pipe organs all over England that do what they're supposed to do >(play the SERVICE) quite well with what our size-conscious American >organists would consider "limited" resources ... I would add "WITHOUT the =   >addition of MIDI" (grin).<snip>   Well, MOST of the people in this outfit won't understand what you're = doing, anyway. Since when is EP action, using herds worth of leather, the = "best", anyway? Improvements in EM action make this passe, and the flexibility of =   SS relays and other accoutrements enhance the instrument, not make is less =   "worthy".   >And, lest anyone fault us for wasting money on ourselves, I hasten to >add that the parish MORE than tithes its income to corporal works of >mercy.<snip>   Uh huh...like the "Welfare Fund" that never pays out. Gimmie a break. Modernize using the best available and affordable, I say. After all, look at the sacrilege you're playing now! ANYTHING'S an improvement!   dB    
(back) Subject: Re: MIDI or no, cont. (X-posted) From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 22:29:00 EST     --part1_2f.113119b5.27c33e7c_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   heeheehee..... I've listened to organ music in the nave for years when = I'm just doing "stuff."   Bruce ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/   --part1_2f.113119b5.27c33e7c_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">heeheehee..... &nbsp;&nbsp;I've listened to = organ music in the nave for years when I'm <BR>just doing "stuff." <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_2f.113119b5.27c33e7c_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: MIDI or no, cont. (X-posted) From: "mike" <mike3247@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 22:51:23 -0500     --------------D7072BEAFA79E2F4E6790A2D Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3Dus-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Am I to understand that any instrument that uses electric action can have a midi capable console designed for it, or the existing console modified for it? I could then assemble my own organ and hire an organist to make midi recordings that I could save and play at any future time? Like an organicjukebox? Could I then manipulate stops and other registrations to modify those recordings to my taste? Oh my.   Mike Gettelman   Cremona502@cs.com wrote:   > heeheehee..... I've listened to organ music in the nave for years > when I'm > just doing "stuff." > > Bruce ~ Cremona502@cs.com > with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" > Visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/   --------------D7072BEAFA79E2F4E6790A2D Content-Type: text/html; charset=3Dus-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <!doctype html public "-//w3c//dtd html 4.0 transitional//en"> <html> Am I to understand that any instrument that uses&nbsp; electric action can have a midi capable console designed for it, or the existing console modified for it? I could then assemble my own organ and hire an organist to make midi recordings that I could save and play at any future time? Like an organicjukebox? Could I then manipulate stops and other = registrations to modify those recordings to my taste? Oh my. <p>Mike Gettelman <p>Cremona502@cs.com wrote: <blockquote TYPE=3DCITE><font face=3D"Arial"><font = size=3D-1>heeheehee.....&nbsp;&nbsp; I've listened to organ music in the nave for years when I'm</font></font> <br><font face=3D"Arial"><font size=3D-1>just doing "stuff."</font></font> <p><font color=3D"#0000A0"><i><font face=3D"Tempus Sans ITC"><font = size=3D+2>Bruce&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; </font></font></i><font face=3D"Calisto MT"><font = size=3D+0>Cremona502@cs.com</font></font></font> <br><font face=3D"Calisto MT"><font color=3D"#0000A0"><font size=3D+0>with = the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, = Bohawow!"</font></font></font> <br><font face=3D"Calisto MT"><font color=3D"#0000A0"><font = size=3D+0>Visit Howling Acres at&nbsp;&nbsp; <A = HREF=3D"http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/">http://members.tripod.com/Bru= con502/</A></font></font></font></blockquote> </html>   --------------D7072BEAFA79E2F4E6790A2D--    
(back) Subject: Fw: MIDI or no, cont. (X-posted) From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 23:10:08 -0500   My 1927 Wurli is origional electro-pneumatic with MIDI added. The CakeWalk program has pre-programmed music I can play on it plus anyone can play and record on it and hear themself's (selves?) CakeWalk has a PlayList feature where tunes can be collected for continous-play -just like a jukebox. It's fun.   Rick     ----- Original Message ----- From: mike <mike3247@earthlink.net> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Monday, February 19, 2001 10:51 PM Subject: Re: MIDI or no, cont. (X-posted)     > Am I to understand that any instrument that uses electric action can > have a midi capable console designed for it, or the existing console > modified for it? I could then assemble my own organ and hire an organist > to make midi recordings that I could save and play at any future time? > Like an organicjukebox? Could I then manipulate stops and other > registrations to modify those recordings to my taste? Oh my. > > Mike Gettelman > > Cremona502@cs.com wrote: > > > heeheehee..... I've listened to organ music in the nave for years > > when I'm > > just doing "stuff." > > > > Bruce ~ Cremona502@cs.com > > with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" > > Visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/ >    
(back) Subject: Fw: MIDI or no, cont. (X-posted) From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 23:11:01 -0500   Ghosties in the rafters, Bruce?   Rick     ----- Original Message ----- From: <Cremona502@cs.com> To: <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Monday, February 19, 2001 10:29 PM Subject: Re: MIDI or no, cont. (X-posted)     > heeheehee..... I've listened to organ music in the nave for years when I'm > just doing "stuff." > > Bruce ~ Cremona502@cs.com > with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" > Visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/ >    
(back) Subject: Re: MIDI or no, cont. (X-posted) From: <JKVDP@aol.com> Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2001 01:57:14 EST   In a message dated 01-02-19 21:49:05 EST, you write:   << sn't the place supposed to reek of burnt beeswax and incense smoke, a la "Smokey Mary's", be dismally cold in winter and insufferably hot in summer? After all, THAT'S "traditional"! >>   Is it true that "Smokey Mary's" uses a Tone Module too?   Jerry in Seattle  
(back) Subject: Organ Builder Dies in Buffalo, NY From: "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org> Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2001 01:27:07 -0600   Dear Pipechatters,   The following was posted earlier this evening to another email list, and = is copied here with the original poster's permission.   *********************************************************   >Donald F. Bohall > >Donald F. Bohall, 68, an organ builder who started his own pipe organ >company, died last Friday (Feb 9, 2001) in his East Amherst, New York = home. > >Born in Oswego, he attended Oswego schools. A music lover and a = craftsman, >he worked for 30 years for Schlicker Pipe Organs as head of the = maintenance >department and finisher (He quit working at Schlicker on the exact day of >his 30th anniversary, only months later starting his own business - >Heritage Pipe Organs Inc. of North Tonawanda, NY) > >The firm recently completed St. Mary's on the Lake RC Church in Hamburg, >NY. The "Magnum opus" of the firm was installed in 1992 at All Saints RC >Church in Buffalo, NY. It was shortly after this commission that = co-founder >"tiny" Wilfred Miller (also worked at schlicker) passed away. Other = organs >include 14 Holy Helpers RC in West Seneca NY (rebuilding a 2m Schuelke >Organ), the Aeolian -Skinner Organs of Westminster Presbyterian Church in >Buffalo, among others. > >He maintained homes in Oswego and East Amherst, NY and had a summer home = on >the St. Lawrence River. He was a long time member of First Methodist = Church >in Oswego, NY. > >Surviving is a close friend, Marlene Shannon of Oswego, NY. Services will >be private.