PipeChat Digest #2143 - Tuesday, June 5, 2001
 
Veni Creator Spiritus
  by "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com>
Re: Veni Creator Spiritus
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com>
Antiphonal Organ in Basement? was Chamber Heaters...
  by "David Carter" <david_n_carter@hotmail.com>
Re: Baldwin Wallace Skinner (X posted)
  by "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com>
Re: Baldwin Wallace Skinner (X posted)
  by "Mike Gettelman" <mike3247@earthlink.net>
Re: Baldwin Wallace Skinner (X posted)
  by "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com>
Re: Baldwin Wallace Skinner (X posted)
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Re: Baldwin Wallace Skinner (X posted)
  by "Mike Gettelman" <mike3247@earthlink.net>
Re: Baldwin Wallace Skinner (X posted)
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: Baldwin Wallace Skinner (X posted)
  by <GRSCoLVR@aol.com>
Re: Baldwin Wallace Skinner (X posted)
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Re: Baldwin Wallace Skinner (X posted)
  by <GRSCoLVR@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Veni Creator Spiritus From: "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com> Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2001 06:25:34 -0400   My congregation, in an RC suburban parish, sang the Veni Creator Spiritus in Latin at the 8am Mass with the Cantor and with the choir at the 11am Solemn High Mass yesterday as the Sequence Hymn. And we do the Agnus Dei = in Latin every week, plus the Salutaris, Pange Lingua, and Tantum Ergo during Holy Week. Judy Ollikkala  
(back) Subject: Re: Veni Creator Spiritus From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2001 07:05:47 -0500   Wow, Judy! I'm impressed. However, I won't try Latin with a Southern congregation. Did I ever tell the story of my experience with a Southern choir doing Latin? A friend of mine coaxed me into attending a community Chautauqua event - a combined choir was doing a program. She dragged me = to sit in the front in the Presbyterian church. The choir led out with a = Latin number - it was extremely painful, and I couldn't laugh, stop my ears, or walk out - I knew most of the people in the choir.   I cannot remember what it was - I have tried to block the memory as best I can. It is an experience to avoid if one can - kind of like barbecue = sauce wrestling.   Regards,   Glenda Sutton      
(back) Subject: Antiphonal Organ in Basement? was Chamber Heaters... From: "David Carter" <david_n_carter@hotmail.com> Date: Mon, 04 Jun 2001 21:19:18   Scott - I'm just a little confused - you have the antiphonal chambers "buried in = the basement" ???   Thanks David Carter     >From: ScottFop@aol.com <snip> >As it turns out, the basement antiphonal chambers need heat in the spring =   >and >summer while the upstairs main chambers are warm from the outside heat = and >sun on the west wall. When the boilers are off the basement is cooler = than >the rest of the church and the antiphonal chambers are buried deep within =   >the >basement of the church, <snip> _________________________________________________________________ Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at http://explorer.msn.com    
(back) Subject: Re: Baldwin Wallace Skinner (X posted) From: "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com> Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2001 19:06:30 -0400   The organ at Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio is a 4-manual Austin - located in the Kulas Musical Arts Building. This instrument has the large air-pressure "rooms" or "chambers" that one can walk into. I remember my ears popping as I entered the two small areas to get into the solo = division.   Best regards,   Bonnie Beth   Bonnie Beth Derby, B.Mus.(Organ Major, Baldwin-Wallace College, 1965), M.Mus. (U. of Michigan, 1967) Organist & Director of Music, St. James Roman Catholic Church, Syracuse [1988 Odell/Kerner & Merchant 33-rank tracker organ] Producer & Host ``Orgelwerke'' & ``Choral Traditions'' WCNY-FM, 91.3; Syracuse; WUNY-FM, 89.5, Utica; WJNY-FM, 90.9, Watertown orge@dreamscape.com ----- Original Message ----- From: Mike Gettelman <mike3247@earthlink.net> To: Pipechat <pipechat@pipechat.org>; Mail Org List <piporg-l@listserv.albany.edu> Sent: Sunday, June 03, 2001 10:50 PM Subject: Baldwin Wallace Skinner (X posted)     > Hello, > I am interested to know about a 4 manual E.M. Skinner organ that > resides in the Kuhlas Musical Arts Building on the campus of Baldwin > Wallace College in Berea Ohio. Any history and current status would be > appreciated. I understand it is installed in Fanny Nast Gamble > Auditorium inside of Kuhlas, that it its seldom used and is in need of > some TLC. Has anybody heard about this organ? > > Thanks in advance > Mike Gettelman      
(back) Subject: Re: Baldwin Wallace Skinner (X posted) From: "Mike Gettelman" <mike3247@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 04 Jun 2001 19:47:43 -0400       Bonnie Beth Derby wrote:   > The organ at Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio is a 4-manual Austin - > located in the Kulas Musical Arts Building. This instrument has the = large > air-pressure "rooms" or "chambers" that one can walk into. I remember = my > ears popping as I entered the two small areas to get into the solo = division. > > Best regards, > > Bonnie Beth >   Thanks Bonnie Beth, I made this request on behalf of another BW organ major who graduated in 1967. I find it curious she did not know it was an Austin and = not a Skinner. You have convinced me it is Austin after your description of the = "walk in" chest. I have always wanted to be inside of one of these while it is = being played.   Cheers Mike    
(back) Subject: Re: Baldwin Wallace Skinner (X posted) From: "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com> Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2001 19:56:36 -0400   Hi Mike,   I have heard that the organ is slowly being considered for repairs. The other "clue" of it being an Austin is the general pistons - 16 in all!! Gracious! By the way, it is fun being in those "chambers" while it is being played. One can just reach up and open the valve to a = pipe.....which raises h-e-double-hocky-sticks with the performer! :-)   Who do you know from the class of 1967 at B-W? Maybe I know her...   Best regards,   Bonnie Beth   Bonnie Beth Derby, B.Mus., M.Mus. orge@dreamscape.com ----- Original Message ----- From: Mike Gettelman <mike3247@earthlink.net> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Monday, June 04, 2001 7:47 PM Subject: Re: Baldwin Wallace Skinner (X posted)     > > > Bonnie Beth Derby wrote: > > > The organ at Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio is a 4-manual Austin = - > > located in the Kulas Musical Arts Building. This instrument has the large > > air-pressure "rooms" or "chambers" that one can walk into. I remember my > > ears popping as I entered the two small areas to get into the solo division. > > > > Best regards, > > > > Bonnie Beth > > > > Thanks Bonnie Beth, > I made this request on behalf of another BW organ major who > graduated in 1967. I find it curious she did not know it was an Austin = and not a > Skinner. You have convinced me it is Austin after your description of = the "walk > in" chest. I have always wanted to be inside of one of these while it is being > played. > > Cheers Mike >      
(back) Subject: Re: Baldwin Wallace Skinner (X posted) From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2001 20:34:21 EDT   Hi Mike:   Don't go into an Austin walkin unless there's someone to turn the organ off so you can get out. In a recent post, an organist was sealed inside one until his family did a search late on a Sunday PM. They turned off the wind so he could get out to go to dinner.   Regards,   Ron Severin  
(back) Subject: Re: Baldwin Wallace Skinner (X posted) From: "Mike Gettelman" <mike3247@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 04 Jun 2001 21:21:15 -0400   Sounds like there ought to be a remote blower switch inside every Austin Chamber. Imagine what OSHA would say. Mike   RonSeverin@aol.com wrote:   > Hi Mike: > > Don't go into an Austin walkin unless there's someone to turn the > organ off so you can get out. In a recent post, an organist was sealed > inside one until his family did a search late on a Sunday PM. > They turned off the wind so he could get out to go to dinner. > > Regards, > > 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: Baldwin Wallace Skinner (X posted) From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Mon, 04 Jun 2001 18:25:13 -0700   Some DO; the larger ones have little air-locks.   Cheers,   Bud   Mike Gettelman wrote:   > Sounds like there ought to be a remote blower switch inside every Austin > Chamber. Imagine what OSHA would say. > Mike > > RonSeverin@aol.com wrote: > > > Hi Mike: > > > > Don't go into an Austin walkin unless there's someone to turn the > > organ off so you can get out. In a recent post, an organist was sealed > > inside one until his family did a search late on a Sunday PM. > > They turned off the wind so he could get out to go to dinner. > > > > Regards, > > > > 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 > > "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: Baldwin Wallace Skinner (X posted) From: <GRSCoLVR@aol.com> Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2001 22:36:18 EDT   Ron---- That statement you made about someone not being able to get out of an = Austin Universal Wind Chest is one of the most curious things I ever heard...If = you can get inside one,,,,you CERTAINLY can get out. Being able to equalize pressures in the air lock to get in,,,will certainly allow you to equalize =   pressures to get out. I cannot envision ANY circumstance that would allow = one to be trapped in the chest until the wind is turned off. Just my 2 cents worth. Regards, ---Roc L V Rockafellow (going in and out of Austin Universals for over 50 years)  
(back) Subject: Re: Baldwin Wallace Skinner (X posted) From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2001 23:05:20 EDT   Dear Roc:   I hope you get the same E-mail off this list that I do. Only in the last 10-days to two weeks ago, someone reported he could not get out as the door jammed. The family had to help him get out. They turned off the wind to the organ, and it was enough that he could open the door. I don't know if he were physically impaired or not. I'm just reporting what someone else said, I wasn't there. He went into the chest to fix something is what was said and he couldn't get the door open when he was done. I say let's drop it right there.   Ron  
(back) Subject: Re: Baldwin Wallace Skinner (X posted) From: <GRSCoLVR@aol.com> Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2001 23:10:13 EDT   Good idea Ron,,,,,consider it dropped. ---Roc