PipeChat Digest #1883 - Tuesday, March 13, 2001
 
Re: mixtures
  by "Randy Terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com>
new web page
  by "Randy Terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: mixtures From: "Randy Terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com> Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2001 22:50:24 -0800 (PST)     --- Cremona502@cs.com wrote: > BTW... > > What is your stoplist? >   I am NOT sure what the stoplist will be, now?!!! I had originally planned = on having actual stops do what sub/super couplers normally do. I still want = unison couplers only, but I had the Gemshorn at 16' in the Swell (using the 16' Quintadena pipes for the bass as they are useless for anything and we = really don't have room to rescale them. The soft 16' pedal flute is a problem, = but the builder will simply add an octave of small scale wood pipes if needed = - or, I understand if you go for an electronic 32' Bdn, you can easily have a = soft lieblich 16'.   The whole point is that as I hear things coming together in the shop, my thoughts are changing. I am moving more away from having so many stops = (it was about 60 including couplers, chimes, cymbelstern, etc.) to simplifying it = much more. There isn't any more room - not any. I would like real strings and = more solo reeds. The whole project is a shoestring budget and we are lucky = enough to have someone capable and talented to help us make this work, but assuming = we go with a minimalist spec., this may be it:   Great:   16' Gemshorn (Quintadena bass) 8' Diapason (exposed) 8' Hohlphife (1915 Austin, restored and revoiced, flt/princ. hybrid) 8' Gemshorn 8' Gemshorn Celeste 4' Octave (exposed) 4' Koppelflote (bottom 10 caps closed by T. Anderson to make them = fuller) 2-2/3' Nasard 2' Fifteenth (exposed, ext. 8) 2' Waldflote (ext. Gemshorn) 1-1/3' Larigot (ext. Nasard) IV Mixture (1-1/3' regulated, original Lauckhauff voicing done one rk. a time) IV Sharp (ext) 16' Double Trumpet (smooth English reed, medium scale) 8' Trumpet (ext) 8' Oboe 4' Clarion (ext) Chimes Cymbelstern Swell to Great   SWELL:   8' Principal (bass from pedal Bdn) 8' Gedeckt (1928 Aeolian, nicks filled with wax, no other changes) 8' Gemshorn 8' Gemshorn Celeste (TC) 4' Principal (Tom Anderson, variable scaling as it is a unit stop) 4' Rohrflote (former 2-2/3, bottom 7 pipes wood chimney flts.) 4' Gemshorn Celeste II (ext) 2-2/3' Nasard (recent German pipes 2' - Tom Anderson made bass) 2' Octave (ext) 2' Blockflote (ext. Koppelflote) 1-3/5' Tierce (existing rescaled) 1' Sifflote (ext. Koppelflote, top 8ve repeats) IV Mixture 1-1/3' 16' Contra Oboe (tc) 8' Trumpet 8' Oboe 4' Clarion 4' Oboe General Tremolo   PEDAL:   32' Resultant 16' Subbass (24 pipes, uppers from Aeolian Ged.) 16' Quintadena (32 pipes, original ??? upper 20 pipes on new 4' flt = chest) 8' Octave 8' Gedeckt (sw) 8' Gemshorn 4' Super Octave (gt 8') 4' Flute (32 pipes, 1913 Murray Harris) 2' Twenty-Second (from sw. Principal) IV Mixture 1-1/3' 16' Double Trumpet 8' Trumpet 4' Clarion 4' Oboe Great to Pedal Swell to Pedal   This is close. Some things bother me, LOTs of duplexing, but for service playing, it works. Everything enclosed except the 8' Diapason and 4' = Octave of the Great - typical smooth 1950's Moller sound. I did louden the Octave a = bit and calmed down the 2' ext. of the Diapason as it was too loud. I like to = use a 4' solo reed with mutations in early music, so I've stuck an Oboe 4' in = the swell - this may go. The Oboe is fully capped and might be useless here.   Basically I tried to think of as much variety in choruses for hymns and accompaniment, and variety for literature. All of the original stops were unified theatre organ style so the pipes and actions are there. I have to raise 20K before we can do anything like this. We are expecting to have = the money soon, so I am not going to do much rewiring. This is the REAL = stoplist at least for now - no couplers, etc., so some of it will seem wasted.   GREAT:   16' Gemshorn (original Q.dena rewired from ten C up) 8' Diapason 8' Hohlphife (original 8' Koppel rewired) 8' Gemshorn 8' Gemshorn Celeste (orig. Tierce wires moved to celeste pinboard) 4' Octave 4' Koppelflote (orig. 2' wires moved down an octave) 2' Fifteenth 1-1/3' Larigot IV Mixture IV Sharp (original wires moved down an octave) 16' Contra Trumpet 8' Trumpet 8' Oboe 4. Clarion Cymbelstern   SWELL:   8' Principal 8' Gedeckt 8' Gemshorn 8' Gemshorn Celeste 4' Principal 4' Rohrflote 2-2/3' Nasard 2' Octave 2' Blockflote 1-2/5' Tierce IV Mixture 1-1/3' (orig. wires moved down an octave) 8' Trumpet 4' Clarion 4' Oboe Chimes Tremolo   PEDAL:   32' Resultant 16' Subbass 16' Quintadena 8' Principal (gt) 8' Gedeckt 8' Gemshorn 4' Choralbass (ext gt. 8') 4' Flute (orig. Koppels rewired to Murray Harris pipes) V Mixture (IV + sw. 2' Princ) 16' Contra Trumpet 8' Trumpet 4' Clarion 4' Oboe (original chimes rewired)   So this will do until the Peterson can be ordered and that should be 6-8 = months down the road. I'll think about it during the interim. There is no = problem with volume - it is a big Aeolian-Skinner (Hendriksen style) sound = already. The recent work will give it a bit more bite with the Swell Principal which = will be voiced to contrast with the Great - it is a large scale, but we will leave = some chiff in so you get some attack sound outside of the chamber.   Actually, other than no couplers this is *almost* fine. It will have TONS = more variety than now - especially in the single registers. There are LOTS of = stops now, but I don't use half of them as they are unit stops and that about = says it. The current 2' Borrow of the 16' (??!) "Koppelgedackt) does work very well = as a 2' in the cornet and in perky gapped combinations. But the 4' Quintadena = as the great 4' Flute (or swell 2' Quintadena ? why bother??) is = useless!!!!!       =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D Randy Terry Minister of Music, Organist & Choirmaster The Episcopal Church of St. Peter Redwood City, California www.stpetersrwc.org   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Yahoo! 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(back) Subject: new web page From: "Randy Terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com> Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2001 23:14:47 -0800 (PST)   For those of you interested in the life of The Episcopal Church of St. = Peter, Redwood City, CA, we finally have our new web page up and going. There = are still kinks to be worked out, but it is getting there.   For those of you who don't know me, click the "people" button. There are pictures of the staff. The photo on the home page was taken by our Sexton = & Verger - Mark Weiss, who has a successful photography business.   Information about the music program is here and there, but the most = complete is the music section in the "Faith" section - Click "Faith, " then "Music Program."   I saw in the webpage somewhere about the blessing of same-gender committed relationships. I feel really lucky to be at this parish!!!   http://www.stpetersrwc.org/   =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D Randy Terry Minister of Music, Organist & Choirmaster The Episcopal Church of St. Peter Redwood City, California www.stpetersrwc.org   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Yahoo! Auctions - Buy the things you want at great prices. http://auctions.yahoo.com/