PipeChat Digest #2190 - Tuesday, July 3, 2001
 
Re: rebuild
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: rebuild (stoplist?)
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
RE: Please FLUSH after use...
  by "Dan Gawthrop" <Gawthrop@dunstanhouse.com>
Howell rebuild
  by "Gary Black" <gblack@ocslink.com>
Re: Allen Renaissance
  by "Jim" <bald1@prodigy.net>
Dan
  by "Gary Black" <gblack@ocslink.com>
Re: Allen Renaissance
  by "Mark W. McClellan" <omicron@netins.net>
RE: Dan
  by "Dan Gawthrop" <Gawthrop@dunstanhouse.com>
Re: Rodgers
  by "Harv8" <Harv8@msn.com>
Re: information needed
  by "Blaine Ricketts" <blaineri@home.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: rebuild From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2001 22:25:30 EDT     --part1_1e.18015fba.2872871a_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 7/2/01 9:57:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time, gblack@ocslink.com writes:     > HI list, Howell Pipe Organs from Sterling, Illinois has recently > installed the rebuild of Henry Pilcher's Sons Pipe Organ from 1922 > back to the parish of St. John's Catholic Church of Bradford, Illinois. > The tubular pneumatic action of the organ was in disrepair for over > 30 years and was discarded for Electro mechanical action. Pipe work > was revoiced and an 8' voix celeste, 4' octave and an 8' Geiske > trumpet were added. >   Could you publish the complete stoplist, please. Sounds like an = interesting project. Congratulations.   Bruce Cornely ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Duncan, Miles, Molly, and Dewi Visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/   --part1_1e.18015fba.2872871a_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>In a message dated = 7/2/01 9:57:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time, <BR>gblack@ocslink.com writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">HI list, = &nbsp;Howell Pipe Organs from Sterling, Illinois has recently <BR>installed the rebuild of Henry Pilcher's Sons &nbsp;Pipe Organ from = 1922 <BR>back to the parish of St. John's Catholic Church of Bradford, = Illinois. <BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;The tubular pneumatic action of the organ was in = disrepair for over <BR>30 years and was discarded for Electro mechanical &nbsp;action. = &nbsp;Pipe work <BR>was revoiced and an 8' voix celeste, 4' octave and an 8' &nbsp;Geiske <BR>trumpet were added. <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>Could you publish the complete stoplist, please. &nbsp;&nbsp;Sounds = like an interesting <BR>project. Congratulations. <BR> <BR>Bruce Cornely &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;~ &nbsp;Cremona502@cs.com &nbsp; <BR>with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" <BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Duncan, Miles, Molly, and Dewi <BR>Visit Howling Acres at = &nbsp;&nbsp;http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/</FONT></HTML>   --part1_1e.18015fba.2872871a_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: rebuild (stoplist?) From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2001 22:27:23 EDT   Gary:   If possible, could you share the stoplist and pipe counts with the list?   It also notable that for decades the Howell firm have built their own = blowers.  
(back) Subject: RE: Please FLUSH after use... From: "Dan Gawthrop" <Gawthrop@dunstanhouse.com> Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2001 22:39:47 -0400   Perhaps Mr. Gluck should have titled his little hairball "Please flush BEFORE use..."   Ignoring the pompous and self-righteous arrogance of the first paragraph, = we reach this:   > Public announcements of private reprisals, with offers > to share private emails upon request, are inexcusable.   Since I was the one who offered to share off-list correspondence with = anyone interested I am evidently the target here.   1) What on earth is this gentleman referring to? "Private reprisals"? = Either his paranoia has gotten the better of him or he received something I = didn't send. An explanation (and an apology) would be appropriate here.   2) The offer to share off-list correspondence stands. Once the = Administrator had declared the topic closed (which was perfectly within his purview and got no objection from me) then, far from being "inexcusable" it was the = ONLY way to proceed.   Am I the only one who is completely mystified (and justifiably offended) = by this explosion from left field?   Dan Gawthrop    
(back) Subject: Howell rebuild From: "Gary Black" <gblack@ocslink.com> Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2001 21:43:48 -0500   HI List: The rebuild that I spoke of earlier consists of the following ranks: Swell organ: 8' stopped diapason, 8' viola ( revoiced so that it doesn't "sizzle" any longer, theater sound), 8' voix celeste,( new and gorgeous) 4' flute harmonic, 2' octavin. Great organ: 8' open diapason, (treble revoiced to be brighter in sound but not screaming) 8' melodia, 8' dulciana, 4' octave (new). mixture prepared. 8' trumpet is able to be played on all manuals and pedal on 8 and 4' levels. 16' bourdon(original and of grand scale). blower made by Howell Pipe Organs. ( much quieter than the original Org-Bo of the 20's. This instrument is a delight to play and hear. If you are in the area, let me know and a tour is possible I am sure. It is wonderful to have this organ playing again. I have played for many wedding there and after the Wurlitzer spinet died 5 years ago during a wedding rehearsal and a new pastor with the love of music that he has, the pipe organ was reborn, not thrown out for the garbage.    
(back) Subject: Re: Allen Renaissance From: "Jim" <bald1@prodigy.net> Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2001 21:58:21 -0500   We had a 1978 Model 301 re-amped, new speakers put in the main organ and added an antiphonal. It was 22 years old when this was completed. All of the computer components are still original. We do have to replace the = bulbs in the card reader about every 3-5 years. I have the tech replace all of them, even if only one or two is burned out. I have found this saves = extra service calls by replacing them piece meal.   This was the first generation midis, if I am not mistaken. The computer technology has been greatly improved since this instrument was built. I would not hesitate to expect 30-50 years out of one of these instruments.   The biggest problem that we have had, and we allowed this to happen, was that the speakers wore out a long time before we replaced them. I have suggested to my congregation that these be replaced at least every ten years, if not sooner.   Jim H ----- Original Message ----- From: "Dan Gawthrop" <Gawthrop@dunstanhouse.com> To: <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Sunday, July 01, 2001 7:40 AM Subject: Allen Renaissance     > > Yeah, but how long do they last? > > Thanks for the "yeah,but"; it helps clarify the comparison. > > Dan Gawthrop > > > "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: Dan From: "Gary Black" <gblack@ocslink.com> Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2001 21:48:43 -0500   HI Dan, I am going to play the Toccata Brevis that you have composed for a recital later this year. I love the piece and it sounds wonderful on a smaller instrument. Keep up the good work. Gary    
(back) Subject: Re: Allen Renaissance From: "Mark W. McClellan" <omicron@netins.net> Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2001 21:56:22 -0500     ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jim" <bald1@prodigy.net> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Monday, July 02, 2001 9:58 PM Subject: Re: Allen Renaissance     > We had a 1978 Model 301 re-amped, new speakers put in the main organ and > added an antiphonal. It was 22 years old when this was completed.   Did it make much difference in the sound?      
(back) Subject: RE: Dan From: "Dan Gawthrop" <Gawthrop@dunstanhouse.com> Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2001 22:57:08 -0400   Gary,   Thanks for your kind words about Toccata Brevis. I'm always glad to hear that something I wrote is finding useful employment somewhere!   If you enjoyed that, you might wish to have a look at "Exultate" (H.W. = Gray series, now from Warner Brothers). It's also constructed to sound a little harder than it really is!   Best,   Dan      
(back) Subject: Re: Rodgers From: "Harv8" <Harv8@msn.com> Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2001 21:09:16 -0700   I would agree this has gone on too long. As a servicer I see the entire servicing picture as others in my field will agree. I am afraid that both companies cannot supply every part for their very old organs. Case in point-motors for the Allen rotating speakers--I need to get them rebuilt = by a local motor shop. I really think both companies are trying their best = to keep parts for the old organs as best as they can considering the enormous hardware and technological changes. There is a fellow near the Rodgers plant that specializes in parts and assemblies for all of the old Rodgers organs. We can tell you horror stories about Yamaha (the 7 year = itch--the need to get rid of parts of units older than 7 years) Harvey ----- Original Message ----- From: <DudelK@aol.com> To: <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Monday, July 02, 2001 5:23 AM Subject: Re: Rodgers     > Let it go, please. This has gone on way too long! > > > "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: information needed From: "Blaine Ricketts" <blaineri@home.com> Date: Mon, 02 Jul 2001 22:04:17 -0700   Edward Millington Stout III <emstout@home.com>   douglas morgan wrote: > > Dear Mr. Rickets: > > Actually, this doesn't have anything to do with your > request for information (which I'm sorry not to have), > but do yoy know Edward M. Stout's E-mail address? > > If you have it, would you be kind enough to send it to > me? > > Thanks. > > D. Keith Morgan > > --- Blaine Ricketts <blaineri@home.com> wrote: > > Try (860) 442-8412 > > > > PEsch8@aol.com wrote: > > > > > > Does anyone know of the McNeely pipe organ company > > in Waterford, Ct. > > > They are > > > not listed in the phone book. > > > Thanks in advance, > > > Paul Eschenauer > > > > "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 > > > > __________________________________________________ > Do You Yahoo!? > Get personalized email addresses from Yahoo! Mail > http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/ > > "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