PipeChat Digest #2263 - Wednesday, July 25, 2001
 
RE: NYC High Shools Organs
  by "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org>
RE: NYC High School Organs
  by "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org>
RE: ADMIN -- EVERYONE READ "re: A cutie, maybe"
  by "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org>
RE: When the talkies came into church.
  by "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org>
Re: NYC High School Organs
  by "cjs" <musicjs2001@yahoo.com>
Re: NYC High School Organs
  by "Jim Wingate" <jwingate@lovett.org>
Re: projecting only the text
  by "STRAIGHT" <STRAIGHT@infoblvd.net>
Re: NYC High School Organs/ Newtown
  by "Stanley Lowkis" <nstarfil@mediaone.net>
Re: When the talkies came into church.
  by "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: When the talkies came into church.
  by "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net>
High Shool Organs
  by <Doppelflote8@aol.com>
RE: High School Organs
  by "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org>
RE: High School Organs
  by "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu>
Re: High School Organs
  by "Stephen Barker" <steve@ststephenscanterbury.freeserve.co.uk>
Re: High School Organs
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca>
 

(back) Subject: RE: NYC High Shools Organs From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 08:38:51 -0400   Monroe I remember because I had to go to summer school to take Geometry = one year also DeWitt Clinton had one. Did Columbus have an organ? I was at Morris from 1959-63. Mr. Greitzer was the teacher I mentioned.   -----Original Message----- From: Charles E. Brown [mailto:chabrown@bellatlantic.net] Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2001 7:11 PM To: PipeChat Subject: RE: NYC High Shools Organs     Robert:   I went to Columbus, but frequenly played the organ at James Monroe (I = lived in Parkchester). I went there in the mid 60s. I do not remember the Ochse gentleman but I do remember one maintenance man from Sweeden by the name = of Beat Struli.   I think Monroe was a three manual Estey (too long ago to remember).   Charles   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of COLASACCO, ROBERT Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2001 3:44 PM To: 'pipechat@pipechat.org' Subject: NYC High Shools Organs     I don't know if anyone on this list would be familiar with the history of what I'm about to talk about but I for one would be interested in knowing about the installation of Organs in NYC High Schools which obviously took place from the beginning of the last century until, well, I really don't know when, but I'd guess the '30s or '40s. It was, in fact, the organ at = my high school in the Bronx that inspired me to study the organ. I also know = of other high schools in the Bronx that have (had?) pipe organs and therefore assume they exist in other boroughs. And the organ case, was quite lovely = in my school, Morris High School built in 1902. The case was a mahogany wood carved gothic (neo?) work of art even with the Board of Ed seal carved = into it. The organwas (is?) a three manual moller and I have no idea when it = was installed. We had one teacher in the Music department who played it at assemblies even though he wasn't an organist (he was a clarinetist by profession) but he played quite well...he was an excellent keyboardist and all around musician and was quite accomplished in some pedal technique. = When I told him I was interested he just handed me the key one day to turn on = the blower and said go play your heart out. Which I did to the regret of the classes being held on the 2nd and 3rd floors... organum plenum was quite forceful. It was a good sounding instrument but set back into the stage which wasn't all that deep but deep enough not to allow the auditorium to fill with it's sound as much as it could. Anyway would anyone know why the Bd of Ed. of NYC would install such wonderful instruments in it's high schools? I certainly don't mean to sound like I'm against it. I wish they had only kept up the maintenance. But already on the 1960s when I was = there they were falling, or had fallen I should say, into disrepair. By the way the fellow who had the contract to maintain them (minimally--he tuned = them) was named Ochse...we prounced it Ox. I've forgotten his first name. Sound familiar? Robert Colasacco   Robert B. Colasacco Administrative Assistant/Secretary Distinguished Colleagues Population Council One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza New York, NY 10017 Direct Telephone: (212) 339-0685 Main Telephone: (212) 339-0500 Fax: (212) 755-6052 e-mail: rcolasacco@popcouncil.org Visit our web site: www.popcouncil.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: NYC High School Organs From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 08:47:48 -0400   This message is in MIME format. Since your mail reader does not understand this format, some or all of this message may not be legible.   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C11508.0281B0A0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1"   Please do. And thanks again. -----Original Message----- From: PEsch8@aol.com [mailto:PEsch8@aol.com] Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2001 10:07 PM To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: Re: NYC High School Organs     If you want the opus numbers of these instruments, I have them and would = be glad to share them with you. Paul   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C11508.0281B0A0 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1"   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META HTTP-EQUIV=3D"Content-Type" CONTENT=3D"text/html; = charset=3Diso-8859-1">     <META content=3D"MSHTML 5.50.4522.1800" name=3DGENERATOR></HEAD> <BODY> <DIV><SPAN class=3D994344712-25072001><FONT face=3DGaramond = color=3D#800000>Please do. And thanks again.</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV class=3DOutlookMessageHeader dir=3Dltr align=3Dleft><FONT = face=3DTahoma size=3D2>-----Original Message-----<BR><B>From:</B> PEsch8@aol.com [mailto:PEsch8@aol.com]<BR><B>Sent:</B> Tuesday, July 24, 2001 10:07 PM<BR><B>To:</B> pipechat@pipechat.org<BR><B>Subject:</B> Re: NYC High = School Organs<BR><BR></FONT></DIV><FONT face=3Darial,helvetica><FONT lang=3D0 face=3D"Times New Roman" color=3D#0000a0 size=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SERIF">If you = want the opus numbers of these instruments, I have them and would be <BR>glad to share = them with you. <BR>Paul</FONT> </FONT></BODY></HTML>   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C11508.0281B0A0--  
(back) Subject: RE: ADMIN -- EVERYONE READ "re: A cutie, maybe" From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 08:55:22 -0400   This message is in MIME format. Since your mail reader does not understand this format, some or all of this message may not be legible.   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C11509.10A7B5C0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1"   Dear Bruce, I apologize for my "screw you." I do feel, however, that should someone = make an error and feel the need to apologize for it, so be it, let them. That = one extra message may avoid numerous inquiries into the reason for the apology or mea culpa. To have 1000 replies stating it isn't necessary to = apologize defeats the purpose and causes exactlty what the 1000 people are trying to avoid! Again I apologize to you and the entire list for my insensitivity to the humor of your message. Robert Colasacco -----Original Message----- From: Cremona502@cs.com [mailto:Cremona502@cs.com] Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2001 10:51 PM To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: Re: ADMIN -- EVERYONE READ "re: A cutie, maybe"     In a message dated 7/24/01 7:31:09 PM Eastern Daylight Time, admin@pipechat.org writes:         : Bruce, it was improper of you to post your frustration at Robert's mistake on the List. Though you are quite correct that such a mistake is best *left alone*,       The note was sent in humor, trying to emphasize the irony, but I guess I forgot the eomotothingy. I apologized to Robert privately.   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/   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C11509.10A7B5C0 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1"   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META HTTP-EQUIV=3D"Content-Type" CONTENT=3D"text/html; = charset=3Diso-8859-1">     <META content=3D"MSHTML 5.50.4522.1800" name=3DGENERATOR></HEAD> <BODY> <DIV><SPAN class=3D438474812-25072001><FONT face=3DGaramond = color=3D#800000>Dear Bruce,</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D438474812-25072001><FONT face=3DGaramond = color=3D#800000>I apologize for my "screw you." I do feel, however,&nbsp;that should someone = make an error and feel the need to apologize for it, so be it, let = them.&nbsp;That one extra message may avoid numerous&nbsp;inquiries into the&nbsp;reason = for the apology or mea culpa.&nbsp; To have 1000 replies stating it isn't = necessary to apologize defeats the purpose and causes exactlty what the 1000 people are =   trying to avoid!</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D438474812-25072001><FONT face=3DGaramond = color=3D#800000>Again I apologize to you and the entire&nbsp;list for my insensitivity to the = humor of your message.</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D438474812-25072001><FONT face=3DGaramond = color=3D#800000>Robert Colasacco</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D438474812-25072001><FONT face=3DGaramond color=3D#800000></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV class=3DOutlookMessageHeader dir=3Dltr align=3Dleft><FONT = face=3DTahoma size=3D2>-----Original Message-----<BR><B>From:</B> Cremona502@cs.com [mailto:Cremona502@cs.com]<BR><B>Sent:</B> Tuesday, July 24, 2001 10:51 PM<BR><B>To:</B> pipechat@pipechat.org<BR><B>Subject:</B> Re: ADMIN -- = EVERYONE READ "re: A cutie, maybe" <BR><BR></FONT></DIV><FONT = face=3Darial,helvetica><FONT size=3D2>In a message dated 7/24/01 7:31:09 PM Eastern Daylight Time, <BR>admin@pipechat.org writes: <BR><BR><BR> <BLOCKQUOTE style=3D"PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px = solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px" TYPE=3D"CITE">: &nbsp;Bruce, it was improper of you to post your = frustration at <BR>Robert's mistake on the List. &nbsp;Though you are quite correct = that such a <BR>mistake is best *left alone*, </FONT><FONT lang=3D0 face=3DArial color=3D#000000 size=3D3 = FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF"></BLOCKQUOTE><BR></FONT><FONT lang=3D0 face=3DArial color=3D#000000 size=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF"><BR>The note = was sent in humor, trying to emphasize the irony, but I guess I <BR>forgot the = eomotothingy. &nbsp;&nbsp;I apologized to Robert privately. <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> </FONT></BODY></HTML>   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C11509.10A7B5C0--  
(back) Subject: RE: When the talkies came into church. From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 10:11:33 -0400   That saxophone bit is funny. I wish I'd have seen that.   -----Original Message----- From: RonSeverin@aol.com [mailto:RonSeverin@aol.com] Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2001 3:54 PM To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: Re: When the talkies came into church.     Hi Alan:   Could the case be made that when worship styles changed and ministers began talking more, and performing the Communion rites less, that organs became less important? You could say this is when Talkies came into the church. During the 60's entertainment thinly veiled as worship and a dumbing down of the church music, and a move to the hootnanny style, changed things. Tradition went right along with the Communion = rites, out the door, to be supplimented by the personality cults. In most cases the congregations were shocked, but were told, it will grow on you. Well this movement seems to be dying down, but a lot of good people left. I subbed for a Lutheran congregation 4 yrs. ago where the minister insisted on accompanying the organ on his Saxaphone of all things, during hymns. It shocked me! Yes the Communion Service took a back seat. Did this ploy fill the church? Not on your life. 25-40 people showed up every Sunday in a bldg. seating 500. They could hardly raise the sub fee let alone the minister's salery. I wonder if they are still experimenting?   Ron Severin   "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: NYC High School Organs From: "cjs" <musicjs2001@yahoo.com> Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 10:15:40 -0500   I know I'm a little late here but I'm blown away by the fact there there were organs in all those schools. In Indiana in Indianapolis I know there were some, but in the 60's in my High School there was a lowly little Hammond and I never even touched it even though I was Organist at my = church for the last two years of HS. We had a pipe organ, even though it was one of those very standard small Moellers.   So my question is..... with organs in schools all over the country why weren't there a couple of generations of many, many organists. Were they = as closely guarded as the organs in the churches?     _________________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get your free @yahoo.com address at http://mail.yahoo.com    
(back) Subject: Re: NYC High School Organs From: "Jim Wingate" <jwingate@lovett.org> Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 11:37:48 -0400   The Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn Heights, NY had a "working" 3 manual Austin when I left in 1993. (The 1905 instrument is installed in a beautiful chapel built in 1845) http://www.packer.edu   Jim Wingate, Atlanta    
(back) Subject: Re: projecting only the text From: "STRAIGHT" <STRAIGHT@infoblvd.net> Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 12:52:49 -0400   We did this in our church -----projecting the words on the wall. Congregation hated it. Printed words on bulletin insert -----hated it slightly less. Printed words and made up folders for pews------still not happy. Printed words and music on bulletin insert -----more acceptable. After much talking on my part, any further pieces added to the folders = were copied entire (with permission, yes).   The full story is that the teenagers wanted to sing some of the = "newer" music, in addition to what's in the hymnbook. What got worked out was singing for 15 min. at the start of the service in July and August, from "choruses" projected on the wall.   The pastor did a real nice job (at least I thought so) of speaking a little somethng in between to tie them together in some sort of theme. We sang about one chorus of each one.   But they were mostly "choruses", and a lot of people thought they were fine for summer camp, but not in church, and a lot of adults simply had never heard them at all. They CAN read music, and like to sing all the parts, and there = wasn't any. In fact even I wasn't familiar with all of them, and sometimes I got the list (and hopefully the music?) on Sunday morning.   So they gave it a try, 3 or 4 yrs. in a row actually. Some people = just quit coming until quarter after. Some people just quit coming over the summer, period. Finally it just was quietly dropped.   Made me laugh, actually, some of the "new" pieces the kids added to = that folder were IN the hymnbook, just some of what I considered "old = standards" that hadn't been used much in a while.   Amused, Diane S.        
(back) Subject: Re: NYC High School Organs/ Newtown From: "Stanley Lowkis" <nstarfil@mediaone.net> Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 13:24:10 -0400   Having experienced weekly pipe organ preludes by Mr. Mc Neil at Newtown = High in Elmhurst, Queens, NY - Most of the high school listeners were not appreciative. (early 1960s)   ...However! One time Mr. Mc Neil let go with a virtuoso piece which = generated spontaneous applause from the entire audience of students.   We were reprimanded by Mr. Mosely, the Principal- for our "'inappropriate' 'applauding' of sacred music".   The great stuff from Mr. Mc Neil stopped happening.. It got 'deadly' again.   I called the school a couple of years ago and the 'Music Teacher' never = knew that an organ was ever there.   Sad.   Stan       cjs wrote: > > I know I'm a little late here but I'm blown away by the fact there there > were organs in all those schools. In Indiana in Indianapolis I know = there > were some, but in the 60's in my High School there was a lowly little > Hammond and I never even touched it even though I was Organist at my = church > for the last two years of HS. We had a pipe organ, even though it was = one > of those very standard small Moellers. > > So my question is..... with organs in schools all over the country why > weren't there a couple of generations of many, many organists. Were = they as > closely guarded as the organs in the churches?  
(back) Subject: Re: When the talkies came into church. From: "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 15:29:59 -0400   > From: RonSeverin@aol.com > Subject: Re: When the talkies came into church. > > Hi Alan: > > Could the case be made that when worship styles changed and ministers > began talking more, and performing the Communion rites less, that > organs became less important? You could say this is when Talkies came > into the church.   Gee, Ron--not calling you wrong, but that's just not ringing true for me. I'd be inclined to say that the average mainline non-Roman church from 1900-1930 had sermons averaging 22-25 minutes, and communion was = quarterly, not monthly. Whereas in the 30 years FOLLOWING 1930, sermon lengths = dipped from 22 to 18 or even 16 minutes (in my own observation, subject very much to correction), and communion definitely moved to monthly, and often = weekly or biweekly.   > During the 60's entertainment thinly veiled as worship > and a dumbing down of the church music, and a move to the hootnanny > style, changed things.   Now THERE, I think you're right, both among mainline non-Romans and Romans as well.   > Tradition went right along with the Communion rites, > out the door, to be supplimented by the personality cults.   Tradition may have slid somewhat. Even a lot. But "with the Communion rites"??? In the late 60s and early 70s I was in a parish with two services, with Sunday School in between: 7:45 and 11 for services; 9 for Sunday School, I think. Then we introduced a guitar mass, at 9 or 9:30, = to which all were welcome, but those attending were almost entirely high = school kids. We had a VERY FINE 12-string acoustic guitar player, also a model Christian guy. The 7:45 and 11 services were NOT yet communion every Sunday, but the kids demanded communion at ALL their services. We even bought special communion ware that was "theirs." Even though the MUSICAL style had changed quite radically, the ceremonial, ritual, and eucharistic elements were quite solid. Likewise we were restoring chant, enriching = the eucharistic prayer, throwing out shotglasses and restoring the chalice, introducing eucharistic vestments and lay assistants (lectors, deacons, etc.). And I'm VIRTUALLY certain that this was an across the board movement--the liturgical sacramental revival, it was called--from coast to coast.   > In most cases > the congregations were shocked, but were told, it will grow on you. > Well this movement seems to be dying down, but a lot of good people > left.   I'm with you again.   > I subbed for a Lutheran congregation 4 yrs. ago where the minister > insisted on accompanying the organ on his Saxaphone of all things, = during > hymns. It shocked me!   I never cease to be amazed at the brilliance, taste, and good sense of = some clergy.   > Yes the Communion Service took a back seat.   Well, as I said, it became even more important for us. I can't explain = the difference between our impressions. (My experience was in working-class suburb of Baltimore, if that helps.)   > Did this ploy fill the church? Not on your life. 25-40 people showed up > every Sunday in a bldg. seating 500. They could hardly raise the sub fee > let alone the minister's salery. I wonder if they are still = experimenting? > I certainly enjoy your conversation, and look forward to more of it.   Alan    
(back) Subject: Re: When the talkies came into church. From: "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 15:32:51 -0400   > From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> > Subject: RE: When the talkies came into church. > > That saxophone bit is funny. I wish I'd have seen that. > I have a saxophone joke, but I think I'll wait until the ladies have retired. (Gee, I hope it wasn't an E-flat alto! That was my first instrument after piano, way back in 1942--for a few weeks and no more!) > Alan ("Honk!")    
(back) Subject: High Shool Organs From: <Doppelflote8@aol.com> Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 16:32:34 EDT     --part1_c1.11656979.289086e2_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit     Here is yet another.....   Peekskill High School ( former military something or other) Peekskill NY   3 manual 32 (+/) rank Ausitn Circa 1925     Salud! Alan Carrick Methuen MA   --part1_c1.11656979.289086e2_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><BODY BGCOLOR=3D"#ffffff"><FONT = COLOR=3D"#400040" SIZE=3D2><B> <BR>Here is yet another..... <BR> <BR>Peekskill High School ( former military something or other) <BR>Peekskill NY <BR> <BR>3 manual 32 (+/) rank Ausitn Circa 1925 <BR> <BR> <BR>Salud! <BR>Alan Carrick <BR>Methuen MA</B></FONT></HTML>   --part1_c1.11656979.289086e2_boundary--  
(back) Subject: RE: High School Organs From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 16:41:58 -0400   This message is in MIME format. Since your mail reader does not understand this format, some or all of this message may not be legible.   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C1154A.3F88D5E0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1"   Oh fabulous, I love this. Please keep them coming. I don't understand why they were installed in the Schools? Again, certainly I'm not complaining = but they don't seem to have been used much and although prices were less in "those days" they were still an expense both to build and maintain, which = is something I should imagine was at least kept up in the first 10 or so years!! Also the one at Morris High School was quite large...Not LARGE, large but at least 30 or so stops on 3 manuals and if I remember correctly only 2 (maybe only one) 16" on the pedals. Thanks to you all for your contributions. Robert Colasacco -----Original Message----- From: Doppelflote8@aol.com [mailto:Doppelflote8@aol.com] Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2001 4:33 PM To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: High Shool Organs       Here is yet another.....   Peekskill High School ( former military something or other) Peekskill NY   3 manual 32 (+/) rank Ausitn Circa 1925     Salud! Alan Carrick Methuen MA   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C1154A.3F88D5E0 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1"   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META HTTP-EQUIV=3D"Content-Type" CONTENT=3D"text/html; = charset=3Diso-8859-1">     <META content=3D"MSHTML 5.50.4522.1800" name=3DGENERATOR></HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D#ffffff> <DIV><SPAN class=3D150393720-25072001><FONT face=3DGaramond = color=3D#800000>Oh fabulous, I love this. Please keep them coming. I don't understand why = they were installed in the Schools? Again, certainly I'm not complaining but they = don't seem to have been used much and although prices were less in "those days" = they were still an expense both to build and maintain, which is something I = should imagine was at least kept up in the first 10 or so years!! Also the one at =   Morris High School was quite large...Not LARGE, large&nbsp;but at least 30 = or so stops on 3 manuals and if I remember correctly only 2 (maybe only one) 16" = on the pedals. Thanks to you all for your contributions.</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D150393720-25072001><FONT face=3DGaramond = color=3D#800000>Robert Colasacco</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV class=3DOutlookMessageHeader dir=3Dltr align=3Dleft><FONT = face=3DTahoma size=3D2>-----Original Message-----<BR><B>From:</B> Doppelflote8@aol.com [mailto:Doppelflote8@aol.com]<BR><B>Sent:</B> Wednesday, July 25, 2001 = 4:33 PM<BR><B>To:</B> pipechat@pipechat.org<BR><B>Subject:</B> High Shool Organs<BR><BR></FONT></DIV><FONT face=3Darial,helvetica><FONT = color=3D#400040 size=3D2><B><BR>Here is yet another..... <BR><BR>Peekskill High School ( = former military something or other) <BR>Peekskill NY <BR><BR>3 manual 32 (+/) = rank Ausitn Circa 1925 <BR><BR><BR>Salud! <BR>Alan Carrick <BR>Methuen = MA</B></FONT> </FONT></BODY></HTML>   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C1154A.3F88D5E0--  
(back) Subject: RE: High School Organs From: "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu> Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 16:57:33 -0700   don't know if it fits the current thread, but we're actually putting an organ into a high school that had none before. Franklin d. Roosevelt High School in Hyde Park, NY. III-12(15?) mostly Wurlitzer. School loves the idea, but it is slow going. Seems like volunteering isn't what it used to be. We're doing a total rebuild before it goes in.   John V  
(back) Subject: Re: High School Organs From: "Stephen Barker" <steve@ststephenscanterbury.freeserve.co.uk> Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 22:20:01 +0100   I work at a school in the UK that has an organ in the hall... it's only a small two manual with 4 sw, 5 gt and 3 ped stops. I use it in assembly every morning, but mostly just to play the hymn.   I think this is quite rare in a UK school... anyone know any different?   Steve Barker Canterbury, UK      
(back) Subject: Re: High School Organs From: "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca> Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 18:19:13 -0400   This thread is interesting to me.   I went to the Regent Street London Polytechnic Secondary school in the 1930's. Our Morning Assembly was held next door in what was then the Polytechnic News Theatre. There was, and as far as I am aware, still is, = a Compton Theatre organ, which some of us would be instructed to play, under =   the direction of Dr. Hough, who was our teacher for both Music and = Mathematics.   We, the chosen ones, were expected to play the beast for the hymn and the National Anthem. I am afraid that I didn't last too long at the bench as my ideas of loudness differed from the Head's, and I was relegated to the choir! But it was my real introduction to the organ.   The old "Poly" is now part of the University of Westminster, and the last time I was in there, last year, they would not allow me in the building, = as I wasn't a student!   As I type this I am listening to an LP of Albert Schweitzer playing Bach, = - it was through my church Choirmaster that I got to hear Dr. Schweitzer in the flesh, for he took me to a recital that Dr. Schweitzer gave on the organ in or near the Tower of London, St. Peter ad Vincula, which was damaged during the bombings of London.   Brings back quite a few memories!   Bob Conway     At 10:20 PM 7/25/01 +0100, Steve Barker wrote: >I work at a school in the UK that has an organ in the hall... it's only a >small two manual with 4 sw, 5 gt and 3 ped stops. I use it in assembly >every morning, but mostly just to play the hymn. > >I think this is quite rare in a UK school... anyone know any different? > >Steve Barker >Canterbury, UK > >