PipeChat Digest #1747 - Saturday, January 6, 2001
 
Fw: Those little doors
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Fw: Kitchens and Organs
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: Transcription of Largo from Dvorak's New World  (x-post)
  by <ManderUSA@aol.com>
Re: Transcription of Largo from Dvorak's New World  (x-post)
  by "Dr. Darryl Miller" <organdok@safari.net>
Re: Grand Choeur / Resonance
  by "Rick Locher" <iplay4@mediaone.net>
Misc.!
  by "Stu Ballinger" <wa2bss@vh.net>
Re: Misc.!
  by "Stanley E Yoder" <syoder+@andrew.cmu.edu>
Pipes In The Kitchen
  by <Devon3000@aol.com>
Re: Misc.!
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: Those little doors
  by "Brent Johnson" <bmjohns@fgi.net>
News from The Tracker
  by "Eric" <ech1275@home.com>
Re: News from The Tracker
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: Misc.!
  by "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org>
Fwd: Re:Misc!
  by "Stu Ballinger" <wa2bss@vh.net>
Re: News from The Tracker
  by "Douglas A Campbell" <dougcampbell@juno.com>
Re: Misc.!
  by "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: News from The Tracker
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Fw: Those little doors From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2001 06:27:55 -0500   Brent- Sure sounds like a left-handed compliment to me.   Rick     ----- Original Message ----- From: Brent Johnson <bmjohns@fgi.net> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org>; <PIPORG-L@listserv.albany.edu> Sent: Friday, January 05, 2001 10:43 PM Subject: Those little doors     > For my after-Christmas tuning break, I went home to Texas and filled in > for the organist at my home church on New Year's eve. The organist = there is > a pianist-turned-organist who can play enough to get everybody singing, but > he still has a way to go. He's slowly learning to use the expression shades > as he plays, but it's taking time. > Upon returning home the assistant pastor told me the best comment = he > heard about my playing was that "I made all the little doors move while the > music was going on." > It's nice to know people are still impressed with the organ! > Brent Johnson > The Organ Web Ring > http://www.organwebring.com > The Theatre Organ Web Ring > http://www.organwebring.com/theatre > > > > "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: Fw: Kitchens and Organs From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2001 06:37:15 -0500   I have pix of my 2/9 Wurli home installation I should post -soon as I = figure out how to scan them and do all the other stuff required for website use.   Rick     ----- Original Message ----- From: Chris Attison <cattison@optonline.net> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Saturday, January 06, 2001 1:28 AM Subject: Re: Kitchens and Organs     > Yes we are nuts. I am already in the process of purchasing a Wurli theatre > organ for my home, little by little(hey Im no millionaire...lol). This = is a > labor of love and insanity. My wife is already giving me "the > look"...HAHAHAHA!!!! > > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: COLASACCO, ROBERT <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> > To: 'PipeChat' <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Sent: Friday, January 05, 2001 9:22 AM > Subject: RE: Kitchens and Organs > > > > Gosh, you folks are nuts. I must say I've often thought of doing this = in > my > > apartment and thought it unrealistic but seeing these photos of pipe > organs > > in your homes convinces me that I CAN do it if I had the knowledge = and, > > well, the equipment (not to mention the money). > > I've often imagined myself in an apartment chock full of pipes all = over > the > > place and just get turned on by living inside of a pipe organ--I hope > that's > > not too sick--but thank you all so very much for sharing these = fabulous > > photos and I can only imagine the joy of having these beautiful > instruments > > with you always. You are so lucky and, selfishly, have proven to me = that > I'm > > not a NUT or at least not the only NUT, as it were, in this regard. = I'm > sure > > I don't have to wish it to you but all the same much good luck and > enjoyment > > and JOY with your wonderfully fabulous organs. > > Sincerely, > > Robert Colasacco > > (Geeze, I've only ever even seen the inside of one organ in all my years. > I > > wish I knew someone in NYC who has access to some and would be willing to > > give me a tour. I'll keep my fingers crossed. That might work.) > > > > > -----Original Message----- > > > From: David Scribner [mailto:david@blackiris.com] > > > Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2001 8:53 PM > > > To: PipeChat > > > Subject: Re: Kitchens and Organs > > > > > > > > > At 7:39 PM -0600 1/4/01, Jim wrote: > > > >I just can't help myself. There are pipes in the kitchen, = water > > > > > > Your List Owner, in his former home, did have pipes in the Kitchen!! > > > But not in cabinets like the posting of the organ in California. > > > Unfortunately, the whole organ is still packed up - in what WILL BE > > > the kitchen in this house!! <G> Luckily, there is room for an organ > > > chamber in the house, in what WAS a kitchen!! > > > > > > There is a photo of the organ in the previous house on the > > > DIYAPASON-L Web Site - the page is at: > > > http://www.diyapason.pipechat.org/webpages/Scribner/default.html > > > > > > LOL > > > > > > David > > > > > > "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 > > > > > > > > "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: Transcription of Largo from Dvorak's New World (x-post) From: <ManderUSA@aol.com> Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2001 06:55:51 EST     --part1_b1.5674409.278861c7_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 1/5/2001 6:54:44 PM Eastern Standard Time, = patmai@juno.com writes:     > > > Asking a favor for a colleague who is a non List member... > His family has requested the "Largo" from Dvorak's New World > Symphony for a memorial service. >   Hi Pat,   I am sorry I did not see your posting sooner - I have been busy, busy, = busy. Stuart Forster, Music Director at Christ Church, Cambridge (lives in Somerville) has done a stunning transcription of the entire symphony. He printed it all using Finale, at which he is the consummate expert, and it = is gorgeous. I know there was talk of someone publishing it, but he might be willing to sell you a copy of his printing of it. This will be clearly too =   late for the memorial service you mention, but you might enjoy having the transcription for some future use. Isn't there a set of words around for = the Largo, starting with the words "Going home, going home," a concoction apparently popular at funerals in some places?   Stuart's e-mail address should appear above, as I am copying this to him.   All the best,   Malcolm   --part1_b1.5674409.278861c7_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>In a message dated 1/5/2001 6:54:44 PM Eastern Standard Time, = patmai@juno.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"> <BR> <BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Asking a = favor for a colleague who is a non List member... <BR>His family has requested the "Largo" from Dvorak's New World <BR>Symphony for a memorial service. <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>Hi Pat, <BR> <BR>I am sorry I did not see your posting sooner - I have been busy, busy, = busy. <BR>Stuart Forster, Music Director at Christ Church, Cambridge = (lives in <BR>Somerville) has done a stunning transcription of the entire = symphony. He <BR>printed it all using Finale, at which he is the = consummate expert, and it is <BR>gorgeous. I know there was talk of = someone publishing it, but he might be <BR>willing to sell you a copy of = his printing of it. This will be clearly too <BR>late for the memorial = service you mention, but you might enjoy having the <BR>transcription for = some future use. Isn't there a set of words around for the <BR>Largo, = starting with the words "Going home, going home," a concoction = <BR>apparently popular at funerals in some places? <BR> <BR>Stuart's e-mail address should appear above, as I am copying this to = him. <BR> <BR>All the best, <BR> <BR>Malcolm</FONT></HTML>   --part1_b1.5674409.278861c7_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Transcription of Largo from Dvorak's New World (x-post) From: "Dr. Darryl Miller" <organdok@safari.net> Date: Thu, 04 Jan 2001 07:32:07 -0500   HI, Y'all. Malcolm wrote: >Stuart Forster, Music Director at Christ Church, Cambridge (lives in >Somerville) has done a stunning transcription of the entire symphony. He >printed it all using Finale, at which he is the consummate expert, and it = is >gorgeous. I know there was talk of someone publishing it, but he might be =   >willing to sell you a copy of his printing of it.   There is no need to write Stuart, since it now is published. I purchased mine from Lois Fyfe Music in Nashville. It, indeed, is beautifully = engraved and printed on heavy paper in the landscape mode (as opposed to the tall mode). I heartily agree with our CT friend in his recommendation of this edition.   Yours,   Darryl by the not-so-warm Sea! It was 40 last night--the heat is on and the sweaters are out!    
(back) Subject: Re: Grand Choeur / Resonance From: "Rick Locher" <iplay4@mediaone.net> Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2001 08:13:39 -0800   If my memory serves me ( I do get those "senior moments every now and then!), the Jeux de Fonds would be the foundation stops, flues, and the = Jeux de Anches would be the reed stops. Hope this sheds some light as to why the separate manuals. Rick L. ----- Original Message ----- From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Friday, January 05, 2001 2:52 PM Subject: Re: Grand Choeur / Resonance     > Grand Choeur and Resonance are two different things: > > In his largest organs (St. Sulpice and Notre Dame), Cavaille-Coll = further divided > the Grand Orgue on two keyboards: Grand Orgue and Grand Choeur, placing the Jeux > de Fonds on the Grand Orgue and the Jeux de Anches on the Grand Choeur. = I forget > exactly what this was supposed to accomplish, as the effect was the same as the > normal ventils ... you just had an extra keyboard. I suppose it was = easier to > prepare two registrations on the two keyboards and just change manuals, rather > than wrestling with the ventils. > > Resonance manuals, on the other hand, appeared late in the French = baroque. They > were not, as somebody said, "pedal extensions", but rather the other way around. > The Resonance manual was a complete manual division with 16' flues (and reeds?), > which French pedal organs at the time lacked. It was permanently = COUPLED to the > Pedale, so whatever you drew on the Resonance played on the Pedale as well. > > It was an idea that came and went pretty quickly, as far as I know ... I can only > recall one organ from that period with a Resonance manual, and I can = never > remember the name of the church ... Bob Anderson students, help me out here ... he > used to talk about it in Organ Seminar. > > Rieger-Kloss seems to have revived the idea in their organs in a = slightly > different form ... I believe the stops are DUPLEXED from the Resonance = to the > Pedal, so the two can be used independently. It could be useful, I suppose, in a > large organ, since it would provide large-scale solo stops in the = manual. > > Cheers, > > Bud > > > > > "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: Misc.! From: "Stu Ballinger" <wa2bss@vh.net> Date: Sat, 06 Jan 2001 09:26:42 -0500   It bring back memories of the "High Mass & Smells & Bells" old days, where I was brought up in the Episcopal Church. & all the Minor Propers ,etc. & was wondering what church this person is Organist of? Announcements: There will be a celibration of the resumption of Full Communion bet. the Evangelical Lutherine & the Episcopal Church, on 02/03/2001, @ 10:30AM @ = the Cathederal of St. John Divine (NYC)   The next Monthly Film @ the Bardavon Theater is on 01/26/2001 @ 7:30PM, & the Bardavon is located @35 Market St; Po'k,NY the film is: "From Russia =   w/ Love", & 1/2 Hr. b4 the film, there is a organ program, using the Original 1928 Wurlitzer Theater Pipe Organ, ( 2/10 ) ( Orginially 2/7 ) More info: www.bardavon.org & also check: www.nytos.org & there is Commuter RR Ser.& Shortline Bus Ser. to Po'k,NY   Thank's,.Stu ballinger (EPB Fellow, & Bardavon organ Crew membr!)  
(back) Subject: Re: Misc.! From: "Stanley E Yoder" <syoder+@andrew.cmu.edu> Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2001 09:52:57 -0500 (EST)   Excerpts from mail: 6-Jan-101 Misc.! by Stu Ballinger@vh.net > There will be a celibration of the resumption of Full Communion bet. the > Evangelical Lutherine & the Episcopal Church, on 02/03/2001, @ 10:30AM @ = the > Cathederal of St. John Divine (NYC)   Resumption? I didn't think there ever was. Stan Yoder Pittsburgh  
(back) Subject: Pipes In The Kitchen From: <Devon3000@aol.com> Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2001 10:29:24 EST   While I never had them in the kitchen, I had pipes in the other two rooms = of my three room apartment in the parish house of the Lutheran Church I = worked at for nine years. (I held five part-time jobs back then, when I was younger, stronger, and probably a little foolish.) I lived in the = apartment for five years, and the organ grew to 10 ranks, with three of them in the bedroom and the blower for that division in the bathroom(!). 8' pipes = were hanging lengthwise on the upper walls, with tubing to the chests. I even = had a 16' Violone extension on the principal (Haskelled)! It was like living = in the organ, and also had a 7'5" Yamaha piano and a two-manual harpsichord. =   There was barely room to walk, but there wasn't much vacuuming to do(!).   All that collection except the harpsichord got moved to a ranch style = house, where the 2 1/2 car garage had been converted into a room next to the = family room. When my son was first able to visit other friends of his homes, he would ask where their pipe organ was. We've been in our "custom" home for = 9 years now, the pipe organ is now 15 ranks in a 22' ceiling Great Room, and =   the piano is the dividing line between this room and the kitchen(!). I really get nostalgic thinking about those days in the three room = apartment, where the tremolo was in the closet of the church library. When the women =   would be meeting, I had to be careful not to scare them by turning on the tremolo.   An elderly gentleman who helped me often with the carpentry often built = his own retirement home, and I found a small three-rank organ for him. Two = ranks went in a closet at the top of the Great Room, and the third rank (a beautiful 4' new set of principals from Jerome B. Meyer's) was above the = sink soffit of the kitchen!! Beautiful sound, and they enjoyed that organ for many years, donating it to their little church after he died a short while =   ago.   Tours of the present instrument in my home (and the two-rank player organ = in the basement) are available by request.   Devon Hollingsworth, In Chicago Suburb (Willowbrook)  
(back) Subject: Re: Misc.! From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Sat, 06 Jan 2001 07:38:01 -0800   If there WAS, it was OBVIOUSLY *before* Spell-Check <EG>.   Stanley E Yoder wrote:   > Excerpts from mail: 6-Jan-101 Misc.! by Stu Ballinger@vh.net > > There will be a celibration of the resumption of Full Communion bet. = the > > Evangelical Lutherine & the Episcopal Church, on 02/03/2001, @ 10:30AM = @ the > > Cathederal of St. John Divine (NYC) > > Resumption? I didn't think there ever was. > Stan Yoder > Pittsburgh > > "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: Those little doors From: "Brent Johnson" <bmjohns@fgi.net> Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2001 09:36:21 -0600   I should add that the "little doors" have only been visible to the congregation since we took all the grillcloth down when we fixed up the facade. Most of the congregation were surprised that there was anything behind the grillcloth. Most thought all the sound came from the 10 fake facade pipes, and were equally unaware that the organist could control the shades while playing, due to the fact that the current organist still = hasn't mastered all of these techniques. At least I hope that's what they mean... Brent Johnson The Organ Web Ring http://www.organwebring.com The Theatre Organ Web Ring http://www.organwebring.com/theatre   ----- Original Message ----- From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> To: <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Saturday, January 06, 2001 5:27 AM Subject: Fw: Those little doors     > Brent- Sure sounds like a left-handed compliment to me. > > Rick > > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: Brent Johnson <bmjohns@fgi.net> > To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org>; <PIPORG-L@listserv.albany.edu> > Sent: Friday, January 05, 2001 10:43 PM > Subject: Those little doors > > > > For my after-Christmas tuning break, I went home to Texas and = filled > in > > for the organist at my home church on New Year's eve. The organist there > is > > a pianist-turned-organist who can play enough to get everybody = singing, > but > > he still has a way to go. He's slowly learning to use the expression > shades > > as he plays, but it's taking time. > > Upon returning home the assistant pastor told me the best comment he > > heard about my playing was that "I made all the little doors move = while > the > > music was going on." > > It's nice to know people are still impressed with the organ! > > Brent Johnson > > The Organ Web Ring > > http://www.organwebring.com > > The Theatre Organ Web Ring > > http://www.organwebring.com/theatre > > > > > > > > "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 > >    
(back) Subject: News from The Tracker From: "Eric" <ech1275@home.com> Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2001 11:41:42 -0500   Volume 44 #2 of The Tracker OHS cites 3 Organs in Peril: 1937 Aeolian-Skinner at St. Marks Episcopal (Philadelphia) 1937-38 Kimball (the last of the firm) at Cathedral of St. John in the Wilderness (Denver) 1876 Hook&Hastings at Cathedral of Saint Joseph (Buffalo)   Saint Cecilia pray for these!   Why are so many 'Cathedral' organs going to 'hell in a hand basket'? Remember St. Pats in NYC....it's doing fine now as a result of the million $$$ restoration headed by Mr. John-Michael Caprio. If only Mr. Dumler = would resist the urge to play full organ with sloppy registrations all the time. I'm sorry but a 'Baptist' playing a Cathedral organ in one of the largest = RC churches in the world not to mention the house of the Archbishop of NY in the largest RC community aside from the Vatican...it's a bit odd.   Peace for the New Year and watch out for the ice patches.   -Eric-    
(back) Subject: Re: News from The Tracker From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Sat, 06 Jan 2001 09:05:10 -0800   This is VERY odd ... my Tracker hasn't come yet, but the following was = true the last I heard:   The Skinner at St. Mark's is well-beloved and well-maintained.   Unless something has changed radically at Denver, Don Pearson has no = intention of doing anything with the Kimball, beyond maintaining it and playing it. = There are vague plans for a west-end organ in a different style, but nothing = regarding the Kimball that I'm aware of, except possibly adding an exposed Great IF = the west-end organ doesn't happen ... the organ is underpowered to accompany congregational singing when the cathedral is full. OHS members who climbed around in it at the Denver convention DID tell me that it needs a good = CLEANING.   Wasn't Noack engaged to restore the H & H at the Old Cathedral in Buffalo?   Cheers,   Bud   Eric wrote:   > Volume 44 #2 of The Tracker OHS cites 3 Organs in Peril: > 1937 Aeolian-Skinner at St. Marks Episcopal (Philadelphia) > 1937-38 Kimball (the last of the firm) at Cathedral of St. John in the > Wilderness (Denver) > 1876 Hook&Hastings at Cathedral of Saint Joseph (Buffalo) > > Saint Cecilia pray for these! > > Why are so many 'Cathedral' organs going to 'hell in a hand basket'? > Remember St. Pats in NYC....it's doing fine now as a result of the = million > $$$ restoration headed by Mr. John-Michael Caprio. If only Mr. Dumler = would > resist the urge to play full organ with sloppy registrations all the = time. > I'm sorry but a 'Baptist' playing a Cathedral organ in one of the = largest RC > churches in the world not to mention the house of the Archbishop of NY = in > the largest RC community aside from the Vatican...it's a bit odd. > > Peace for the New Year and watch out for the ice patches. > > -Eric- > > "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: Misc.! From: "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org> Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2001 12:22:26 -0500   > Excerpts from mail: 6-Jan-101 Misc.! by Stu Ballinger@vh.net > > There will be a celibration of the resumption of Full Communion bet. > > the Evangelical Lutherine & the Episcopal Church, > > on 02/03/2001, @ 10:30AM @ the Cathederal of St. John Divine (NYC) > > Resumption? I didn't think there ever was.   Possibly referring to the time when _everyone_ was RC?   TommyLee    
(back) Subject: Fwd: Re:Misc! From: "Stu Ballinger" <wa2bss@vh.net> Date: Sat, 06 Jan 2001 12:44:03 -0500   >To: pipechat@pipecaht.org >From: Stu Ballinger <wa2bss@vh.net> >Subject: Re:Misc! > >Dear Pipechatters, I ment to say on my paragraph, re "Resumpstion " , I >ment to say "start of Full communion" bet. the Evangelical Lutherine's & = the >Episcopal Churches, as my Mother pointed out! = >Stu Ballinger > = > (EPB Fellow & Bardavon) > = > (Organ Crew Member!)    
(back) Subject: Re: News from The Tracker From: "Douglas A Campbell" <dougcampbell@juno.com> Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2001 12:29:41 -0500   Actually, The Buffalo 1876 Hook & Hastings is being reconstructed and greatly expanded by Andover.     Douglas A. Campbell Skaneateles, NY     On Sat, 06 Jan 2001 09:05:10 -0800 quilisma@socal.rr.com writes: > This is VERY odd ... my Tracker hasn't come yet, but the following > was true the > last I heard: > > The Skinner at St. Mark's is well-beloved and well-maintained. > > Unless something has changed radically at Denver, Don Pearson has no > intention > of doing anything with the Kimball, beyond maintaining it and > playing it. There > are vague plans for a west-end organ in a different style, but > nothing regarding > the Kimball that I'm aware of, except possibly adding an exposed > Great IF the > west-end organ doesn't happen ... the organ is underpowered to > accompany > congregational singing when the cathedral is full. OHS members who > climbed > around in it at the Denver convention DID tell me that it needs a > good CLEANING. > > Wasn't Noack engaged to restore the H & H at the Old Cathedral in > Buffalo? > > Cheers, > > Bud > > Eric wrote: > > > Volume 44 #2 of The Tracker OHS cites 3 Organs in Peril: > > 1937 Aeolian-Skinner at St. Marks Episcopal (Philadelphia) > > 1937-38 Kimball (the last of the firm) at Cathedral of St. John in > the > > Wilderness (Denver) > > 1876 Hook&Hastings at Cathedral of Saint Joseph (Buffalo) > > > > Saint Cecilia pray for these! > > > > Why are so many 'Cathedral' organs going to 'hell in a hand > basket'? > > Remember St. Pats in NYC....it's doing fine now as a result of the > million > > $$$ restoration headed by Mr. John-Michael Caprio. If only Mr. > Dumler would > > resist the urge to play full organ with sloppy registrations all > the time. > > I'm sorry but a 'Baptist' playing a Cathedral organ in one of the > largest RC > > churches in the world not to mention the house of the Archbishop > of NY in > > the largest RC community aside from the Vatican...it's a bit odd. > > > > Peace for the New Year and watch out for the ice patches. > > > > -Eric- > > > > "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 >  
(back) Subject: Re: Misc.! From: "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Sat, 06 Jan 2001 12:49:03 -0500   I suppose prior to 1530?   Alan   > From: Stanley E Yoder <syoder+@andrew.cmu.edu> > Reply-To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2001 09:52:57 -0500 (EST) > To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Subject: Re: Misc.! > > Resumption? I didn't think there ever was.    
(back) Subject: Re: News from The Tracker From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2001 13:04:34 EST   Dear Pipe Chatters:   First of all, all three accounts in "The Tracker" are quite accurate. Interestingly, the forces involved with the Philadelphia project have not been identified, and neither have the current bidders on the alterations = to Denver.   Secondly, the organ in Saint Patrick's Cathedral was NOT restored, and = bears no resemblance to its original self. It has gone through a series of = radical rebuilds and tonal changes, and the discarding of its two original = consoles.   Sebastian Matthaus Gluck New York City