PipeChat Digest #2141 - Sunday, June 3, 2001
 
"VOX-IN-A-PIPETRAY"  ID ?
  by "Donald Pole" <pandk@ciaccess.com>
Tom Hazleton-Scott Foppiano Concert
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
Chamber Heaters- Nightmare or Savior?
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
"Vom Himmel hoch" in Nicolai "Christmas Overture"
  by "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu>
Re: "Vom Himmel hoch" in Nicolai "Christmas Overture"
  by "Hugh Drogemuller" <hdrogemuller@sympatico.ca>
Service List - The Day of Pentecost - St. Matthew's ACC, Costa Mesa CA  U
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
 

(back) Subject: "VOX-IN-A-PIPETRAY" ID ? From: "Donald Pole" <pandk@ciaccess.com> Date: Sat, 02 Jun 2001 08:00:32 -0400   Chatters: We would like to determine the maker [presumably American] of a Vox Humana rank. Photographs are posted to this site:   http://www.pandk.com/voxmaker.htm   Thanks for your help.   Don  
(back) Subject: Tom Hazleton-Scott Foppiano Concert From: <ScottFop@aol.com> Date: Sat, 2 Jun 2001 09:49:19 EDT     --part1_8.1543d198.284a48df_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   The Motor City Theatre Organ Society will present Tom Hazleton and Scott Foppiano in a Dual Organist/Dual Organ concert at = the historic Redford Theatre on Friday, July 20 at 8:00 pm.   The concert will feature the Redford's Barton theatre pipe organ and a new = George Wright Signature Series digital theatre organ built by the Allen = Organ Company of Macungie, PA.   Tom and Scott have not appeared together at the Redford since July 1997 = and this promises to be an exciting evening of wonderful music.   Tickets are $10 at the door. The concert is being sponsored through the generosity of Evola Music Company.   We hope to see you all there!   --part1_8.1543d198.284a48df_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>The Motor City Theatre = Organ Society will present <BR>Tom Hazleton and Scott Foppiano in a Dual Organist/Dual Organ concert = at the <BR>historic Redford Theatre on Friday, July 20 at 8:00 pm. <BR> <BR>The concert will feature the Redford's Barton theatre pipe organ and a = new &nbsp; <BR>George Wright Signature Series digital theatre organ built by the = Allen Organ <BR>Company of Macungie, PA. <BR> <BR>Tom and Scott have not appeared together at the Redford since July = 1997 and <BR>this promises to be an exciting evening of wonderful music. <BR> <BR>Tickets are $10 at the door. &nbsp;The concert is being sponsored = through the <BR>generosity of Evola Music Company. <BR> <BR>We hope to see you all there!</FONT></HTML>   --part1_8.1543d198.284a48df_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Chamber Heaters- Nightmare or Savior? From: <ScottFop@aol.com> Date: Sat, 2 Jun 2001 11:28:09 EDT     --part1_b7.ec41a2c.284a6009_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"UTF-8" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Language: en   When the big Kilgen organ was installed in 1933 there were chamber = heaters=3D20 installed in each of the 6 pipe chambers. The 4 main chambers in the = west=3D20 gallery had miniature radiators in the floor of each chamber that ran off = th=3D e=3D20 boiler that fed the St. Therese chapel. The two antiphonal chambers in = the=3D20 basement had electric heaters which also looked like miniature radiators. = =3D20 These had their own controls (off, low, medium and high). They = looked=3D20 exactly like the chamber heaters in the Detroit Fox Theatre and, = probably,=3D20 countless other old churches and theatres that installed organs around = that=3D20 time.   At some point the main chamber heaters were disabled for an unknown = reason,=3D20 and the recesses in the floor where they are located were covered over. = The=3D y=3D20 are still there and could be made operable with a complete rebuilding of = the=3D =3D20 radiator system feeding those units. The antiphonal heaters were removed = in=3D =3D20 recent years, also for an unknown reason. In short, there was no = chamber=3D20 heating for the past several years and, as a result, we learned of a = very=3D20 strange phenomenon in regard to the tuning of this organ. =3D20   The gallery chambers, which are on the west outside wall, need heat in = the=3D20 fall, winter and early spring when it is cold outside. The = antiphonal=3D20 chambers do not need any heat in the winter because the floor of = those=3D20 chambers is common with the ceiling of the church boiler room. In = addition=3D20 pipes from the boiler run through the concrete floors. Those chambers = stay=3D20 very warm once the church boilers have been turned on for the cold = weather=3D20 season.   We have had to tune the organ from top to bottom more times than = normal=3D20 because we no longer had heating in the chambers. The organ would hold = tune=3D =3D20 rather well when it was completely tuned from top to bottom and either = the=3D20 church heat or air conditioning was on, or when it was mild outside. But = at=3D =3D20 the slightest change in the weather, this poor organ seems more = sensitive=3D20 than most I have encountered and was not happy when weather = conditions=3D20 changed. There is a 100 foot spread between the outermost of the = four=3D20 chambers upstairs and even they didn't stay in tune with each other=3D20 exceptionally well, despite the fact that they are all on the same level.   As it turns out, the basement antiphonal chambers need heat in the spring = an=3D d=3D20 summer while the upstairs main chambers are warm from the outside heat = and=3D20 sun on the west wall. When the boilers are off the basement is cooler = than=3D20 the rest of the church and the antiphonal chambers are buried deep within = th=3D e=3D20 basement of the church, away from any sunlight at all or any other source = of=3D =3D20 possible warmth. Small oil heaters (like would be used in a home) = were=3D20 installed at shutter level in each of the main chambers however they = were=3D20 very weak and ineffectual for the most part. It was obvious that we = needed=3D20 industrial type units.   In speaking with contractors I told them that the mildest possible = heaters=3D20 with external thermostats and sensors in each of the six chambers were = what=3D20 was needed to effectively maintain a median temperature throughout the = 6=3D20 chambers of the organ. In addition to the upstairs vs. basement = syndrome,=3D20 the main and antiphonal chambers are a city block apart.   Through his generosity and foresight Monsignor agreed to has had six = heaters=3D =3D20 installed, each with external sensors and thermostats. In the three = days=3D20 since they have been running the entire instrument has slowly slipped = BACK=3D20 into close tune. Keep in mind that it was completely tuned Holy Week when = i=3D t=3D20 was still very cool outside here in the Detroit area. The church heat = was=3D20 still on. So, the "close tune" I refer to is in actuality very good = indeed=3D20 considering what it was before we regained temperature control in the=3D20 chambers.   It is just such a cool thing to witness something like this. It's like = a=3D20 huge and hidden wonder adjusting itself to new conditions. It truly is = a=3D20 unique and strange phenomenon. Since the heating units will be run 24/7 = and=3D =3D20 365 days a year, we predict that the upstairs heaters will kick into = high=3D20 gear this fall while the downstairs heaters are doing their thing now = and=3D20 through the summer. Right now they are set on 70. When we see what = happens=3D =3D20 during the extreme heat of mid and late summer, we can raise them to 72 = if=3D20 necessary. It will take a good year to find out just what the magic = number=3D20 is.   Between these units and the massive humidification system we installed in = th=3D e=3D20 organ year before last, I think things are going to be in very fine = shape=3D20 around here in regard to the organ and its ongoing, long term maintenance.   SCOTT F. FOPPIANO, Principal Organist and Director of Music and Liturgy THE NATIONAL SHRINE OF THE LITTLE FLOWER, Royal Oak, MI (Geo. Kilgen & Son, St. Louis, MO, Opus 5180, 1933) =3DE2=3D80=3D9CCantantibus organis Caecilia Domino decantabat dicens, fiat cor meum immaculatum ut non confundar.=3DE2=3D80=3D9D     --part1_b7.ec41a2c.284a6009_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"UTF-8" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Language: en   <HTML><FONT FACE=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3D2>When the big Kilgen = organ=3D was installed in 1933 there were chamber heaters=3D20 <BR>installed in each of the 6 pipe chambers. &nbsp;The 4 main chambers in = t=3D he west=3D20 <BR>gallery had miniature radiators in the floor of each chamber that ran = of=3D f the=3D20 <BR>boiler that fed the St. Therese chapel. &nbsp;The two antiphonal = chamber=3D s in the=3D20 <BR>basement had electric heaters which also looked like miniature = radiators=3D .. &nbsp; <BR>These had their own controls (off, low, medium and high). &nbsp;They = loo=3D ked=3D20 <BR>exactly like the chamber heaters in the Detroit Fox Theatre and, = probabl=3D y,=3D20 <BR>countless other old churches and theatres that installed organs around = t=3D hat=3D20 <BR>time. <BR> <BR>At some point the main chamber heaters were disabled for an unknown = reas=3D on,=3D20 <BR>and the recesses in the floor where they are located were covered = over.=3D20=3D &nbsp;They=3D20 <BR>are still there and could be made operable with a complete rebuilding = of=3D the=3D20 <BR>radiator system feeding those units. &nbsp;The antiphonal heaters were = r=3D emoved in=3D20 <BR>recent years, also for an unknown reason. &nbsp;In short, there was no = c=3D hamber=3D20 <BR>heating for the past several years and, as a result, we learned of a = ver=3D y=3D20 <BR>strange phenomenon in regard to the tuning of this organ. &nbsp; <BR> <BR>The gallery chambers, which are on the west outside wall, need heat in = t=3D he=3D20 <BR>fall, winter and early spring when it is cold outside. &nbsp;The = antipho=3D nal=3D20 <BR>chambers do not need any heat in the winter because the floor of = those=3D20 <BR>chambers is common with the ceiling of the church boiler room. = &nbsp;In=3D20=3D addition=3D20 <BR>pipes from the boiler run through the concrete floors. &nbsp;Those = chamb=3D ers stay=3D20 <BR>very warm once the church boilers have been turned on for the cold = weath=3D er=3D20 <BR>season. <BR> <BR>We have had to tune the organ from top to bottom more times than = normal=3D20 <BR>because we no longer had heating in the chambers. &nbsp;The organ = would=3D20=3D hold tune=3D20 <BR>rather well when it was completely tuned from top to bottom and either = t=3D he=3D20 <BR>church heat or air conditioning was on, or when it was mild outside. = &nb=3D sp;But at=3D20 <BR>the slightest change in the weather, this poor organ seems more = sensitiv=3D e=3D20 <BR>than most I have encountered and was not happy when weather = conditions=3D20 <BR>changed. &nbsp;There is a 100 foot spread between the outermost of the = f=3D our=3D20 <BR>chambers upstairs and even they didn't stay in tune with each = other=3D20 <BR>exceptionally well, despite the fact that they are all on the same = level=3D .. <BR> <BR>As it turns out, the basement antiphonal chambers need heat in the = sprin=3D g and=3D20 <BR>summer while the upstairs main chambers are warm from the outside heat = a=3D nd=3D20 <BR>sun on the west wall. &nbsp;When the boilers are off the basement is = coo=3D ler than=3D20 <BR>the rest of the church and the antiphonal chambers are buried deep = withi=3D n the=3D20 <BR>basement of the church, away from any sunlight at all or any other = sourc=3D e of=3D20 <BR>possible warmth. &nbsp;Small oil heaters (like would be used in a = home)=3D20=3D were=3D20 <BR>installed at shutter level in each of the main chambers however they = wer=3D e=3D20 <BR>very weak and ineffectual for the most part. &nbsp;It was obvious that = w=3D e needed=3D20 <BR>industrial type units. <BR> <BR>In speaking with contractors I told them that the mildest possible = heate=3D rs=3D20 <BR>with external thermostats and sensors in each of the six chambers were = w=3D hat=3D20 <BR>was needed to effectively maintain a median temperature throughout the = 6=3D =3D20 <BR>chambers of the organ. &nbsp;&nbsp;In addition to the upstairs vs. = basem=3D ent syndrome,=3D20 <BR>the main and antiphonal chambers are a city block apart. <BR> <BR>Through his generosity and foresight Monsignor agreed to has had six = hea=3D ters=3D20 <BR>installed, each with external sensors and thermostats. &nbsp;In the = thre=3D e days=3D20 <BR>since they have been running the entire instrument has slowly slipped = BA=3D CK=3D20 <BR>into close tune. &nbsp;Keep in mind that it was completely tuned Holy = We=3D ek when it=3D20 <BR>was still very cool outside here in the Detroit area. &nbsp;The church = h=3D eat was=3D20 <BR>still on. &nbsp;So, the "close tune" I refer to is in actuality very = goo=3D d indeed=3D20 <BR>considering what it was before we regained temperature control in = the=3D20 <BR>chambers. <BR> <BR>It is just such a cool thing to witness something like this. = &nbsp;It's=3D20=3D like a=3D20 <BR>huge and hidden wonder adjusting itself to new conditions. &nbsp;It = trul=3D y is a=3D20 <BR>unique and strange phenomenon. &nbsp;Since the heating units will be = run=3D 24/7 and=3D20 <BR>365 days a year, &nbsp;we predict that the upstairs heaters will kick = in=3D to high=3D20 <BR>gear this fall while the downstairs heaters are doing their thing now = an=3D d=3D20 <BR>through the summer. &nbsp;Right now they are set on 70. &nbsp;When we = se=3D e what happens=3D20 <BR>during the extreme heat of mid and late summer, we can raise them to = 72=3D20=3D if=3D20 <BR>necessary. &nbsp;It will take a good year to find out just what the = magi=3D c number=3D20 <BR>is. <BR> <BR>Between these units and the massive humidification system we installed = i=3D n the=3D20 <BR>organ year before last, I think things are going to be in very fine = shap=3D e=3D20 <BR>around here in regard to the organ and its ongoing, long term = maintenanc=3D e.<B> <BR> <BR>SCOTT F. FOPPIANO</B>, Principal Organist and Director of Music and = Litu=3D rgy <BR>THE NATIONAL SHRINE OF THE LITTLE FLOWER, Royal Oak, MI <BR>(Geo. Kilgen &amp; Son, St. Louis, MO, Opus 5180, 1933) <BR><I>=3DE2=3D80=3D9CCantantibus organis Caecilia Domino decantabat = dicens, <BR>fiat cor meum immaculatum ut non confundar.=3DE2=3D80=3D9D</I> <BR></FONT></HTML>   --part1_b7.ec41a2c.284a6009_boundary--  
(back) Subject: "Vom Himmel hoch" in Nicolai "Christmas Overture" From: "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu> Date: Sat, 02 Jun 2001 19:39:13 -0400   Can anyone guide me to a new or used recording of Otto Nicolai, "Christmas Overture?" I heard the piece on public radio around Christmas time and, if I recall correctly, it includes "Vom Himmel hoch" near the close of the work, somewhat in the manner that Mendelssohn includes "Ein' feste Burg ist unser Gott" in the last mov't of Symph 5.   All help will be much appreciated.   Cordially,   Karl E. Moyer Lancaster PA  
(back) Subject: Re: "Vom Himmel hoch" in Nicolai "Christmas Overture" From: "Hugh Drogemuller" <hdrogemuller@sympatico.ca> Date: Sat, 02 Jun 2001 20:50:30 -0400   At 07:39 PM 02/06/2001 -0400, Karl Moyer wrote: > Can anyone guide me to a new or used recording of Otto Nicolai, >"Christmas Overture?"   One such recording is Karl Anton Rickenbacker, with the Bamberg Symphony =   & Chorus. Afraid the web site did not provide detail on the label. Apparently they have recorded for a variety of labels including Ariola, BMG, EMI, Koch-Schwann, Orfeo, RCA, Virgin.   HD        
(back) Subject: Service List - The Day of Pentecost - St. Matthew's ACC, Costa Mesa CA USA (X-posted) From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Sat, 02 Jun 2001 20:50:46 -0700   Voluntary - Come Holy Ghost, God and Lord - Buxtehude Hymn - Holy Spirit, Truth Divine - Lew Trenchard Introit - Spiritus Domini - Dr. Willan (SATB) Kyrie - Sancta Maria Magdalena - Willan Gloria - Scottish Chant The Golden Sequence - Gregorian, Mode 1 Alleluia 1. Emitte Spiritum tuum - Dr. Willan (SATB) 2. Veni, Sancte Spiritus - Dr. Willan (SATB) Anthem - Holy Spirit, Come Upon Us - L.S. Clark Doxology - Vigiles et Sancti Sanctus/Benedictus - Willan Great Amen - Robinson in D Major Agnus - Willan Communion Verse - Factus est repente - arr. from Dr. Willan (SATB) Anthem - O Love of God Most Full - ? (I forget) Hymn - O Come, Creator Spirit, Come - Jerusalem (grin) Orison - Day By Day - Sumner Hymn - Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken - Austria Voluntary - Come God, Creator, Holy Ghost - Bach (Great 18)   Cheers,   Bud-By-The-Beach