PipeChat Digest #1936 - Thursday, March 22, 2001
 
Re: shutters vs. facade pipes
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: California mission organs(Spanish Churches)
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: California mission organs(Spanish Churches)
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: Shutting Shutters
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: California mission organs(Spanish Churches)
  by "Luther Melby" <lmelby@prtel.com>
Re: Shutting Shutters
  by <flcg1018@mails.fju.edu.tw>
Pacific Northwest organs
  by <ALamirande@aol.com>
Re: California mission organs(Spanish Churches)
  by "Randy Terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com>
Concert program: Bach's 316th BD, West Point, NY (X-post)
  by "Pat Maimone" <patmai@juno.com>
Announcement
  by "Tom Hoehn" <thoehn@theatreorgans.com>
Re: Dueling organs
  by "Randy Terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com>
Re: Shutting Shutters
  by "Blaine Ricketts" <blaineri@home.com>
RE: California mission organs(Spanish Churches)
  by "Jonathan Roussos" <jroussos@san.rr.com>
Re: Practice Organ Options
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Re: Shutting Shutters
  by <GRSCoLVR@aol.com>
Fwd: Re: California mission organs(Spanish Churches)
  by "Randy Terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com>
Re: Dueling organs
  by "Randy Terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com>
Re: California mission organs(Spanish Churches)
  by <TheOrganst@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: shutters vs. facade pipes From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 19:47:10 -0800   At 06:31 PM 3/21/2001 -0800, you wrote: >I would guess both *block* equal amounts<snip>   Wrong. Fa=E7ades block MUCH more acoustical energy, acting more as an=20 attenutator as frequency increases, than fairly thin, wide-open swell=20 shades ever would.   >Bud, who flunked every physics course he ever took (grin)<snip>   At least you're honest!!!!   dB    
(back) Subject: Re: California mission organs(Spanish Churches) From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 19:51:54 -0800   At 10:23 PM 3/21/2001 -0500, you wrote: >Mission San Luis Rey had a Rudolph Von Beckerath. Could anyone = corroborate >the story that it has since been removed?<snip>   Didn't BuuD-by-the-Beach report that the Beckerath went down to "Buddy Memorial" (the Immaculata) at USD, where, of course, it's entirely inadequate? Of course, it's STILL a big improvement over the Conn 720-series Artist that was there when the barn was built in the '60s, almost bankrupting the diocese. BuuD, now's the time to make up for your lack of knowledge of the physical sciences!   DeserTBoB    
(back) Subject: Re: California mission organs(Spanish Churches) From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 20:23:40 -0800   At 07:50 PM 3/21/2001 -0800, you wrote: >The Beckerath at Mission San Luis Rey has been removed to Immaculata Chapel= at >the University of San Diego.<snip>   Am I good, or what?   >As far as historic Spanish or Mexican organs in Upper California missions,= I >remember reading somewhere in a history of music in the missions that the >California ones were relatively poor in comparison to their richer=20 >neighbors to >the south ... I *think* it said there were never any organs, though there= are >records of Indian "orchestras" who played for Mass here and there.<snip>   Orpha Ochse researched this very subject at great length over the years,=20 writing a number of papers which were included in her seminal "The History= =20 Of The Organ In United States". The first pipe organs in the Spanish=20 Southwest actually showed up in New Mexico, but didn't last long. Of=20 course, the quality AND quantity of organs in Mexico proper has always been= =20 of primitive nature, unless they were imported, as the termite ridden=20 Cavaill=E9-Coll down there attests. They've also got a horrid track record= =20 in maintaining organs (or anything else, for that matter) in working=20 condition for very long. BuuD is correct about the "Indian orchestras"=20 playing for mission festivals and services being the only music source at=20 the California missions. Thus, organs are actually a wrinkle added to the= =20 mission AFTER the US takeover of the mission territories...much later, in=20 most cases.   >The one published volume of California mission music is pretty simple= stuff, >compared to the spectacular polyphony found in Central and South American >cathedral archives.<snip>   Communication with "el norte" from the capital was always problematic, and= =20 Spanish forces always considered it a backwater not worthy of investing=20 much in terms of cultural enrichment. Thus, the mission were pretty much=20 on their own in terms of musical fare. If you draw a parallel here, you'll= =20 see that today's simplistic and musically unsatisfying "gee-tawr masses"=20 heard in many California churches today probably have more historical=20 connection than most people would realize!   DeserTBoB    
(back) Subject: Re: Shutting Shutters From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 20:12:38 -0800   At 10:52 PM 3/21/2001 -0500, you wrote: I was told, and it sounds reasonable, the facade pipes help the blending of >the pipework behind them. Also that the pipes vibrate sympathetically= and >are not totally blocking the sound. That's what I was told. I'm not an >expert, but it sounds reasonable.<snip>   Actually, partially right, but the explanation is incorrect.   What fa=E7ade pipes do is exactly what all the ranks behind it do...act as= =20 either reflectors, absorbers, or both. What happens here is that high=20 frequencies will be reflected by the pipe bodies on their rear sides, and=20 will be shot back into the organ, whereupon the will hit more reflective=20 (and absorptive) surfaces inside, be again reflect, whereupon some of these= =20 reflected waves will then follow some direct waves out through the gaps=20 between the pipes. One can see that this provides a sort of acoustic delay= =20 line. While the overall acoustic power of higher frequencies will indeed=20 be attenuated, the "point sourcing" of them will be obliterated, instead=20 yielding a multitude or audible sources to the listening area form one=20 source inside the organ. It adds "texture", to use an unscientific term,=20 to the sound emanating from inside the organ.   Of course, the more ranks a particular tone or harmonic has to travel=20 through to finally hit the air mass in the listening area, the more=20 attenuation and re-reflection occurs. The ear (actually the brain) is=20 smart enough to interpret this as placing the source of such a sound wave=20 way in the back, rather as a point source, which would place it right up=20 front. "Sympathetic resonance" of the fa=E7ade pipe bodies has virtually=20 nothing to do with it at these frequencies. At fundamental, lower=20 frequencies, the fa=E7ade (and the other ranks of pipes inside) have far= less=20 effect. As wavelength increases, the size of a physical body that's able=20 to effectively reflect and attenuate the waveform must be bigger,=20 also. Therefore, pipes behind will have their fundamentals attenuated and= =20 re-reflected far less than their upper partials.   NEXT: "Acoustic lenses" and swell shutters...when I get around to it!   DeserTBoB    
(back) Subject: Re: California mission organs(Spanish Churches) From: "Luther Melby" <lmelby@prtel.com> Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 22:31:34 -0600   I think it was Mission San Jose that my son took us to quite a few years ago, where it just happened that a young boy was playing the organ. He was, I think, taking lessons on the organ which was in the balcony. I was not able to get up there to see it, but it sounded SO nice. I am quite sure it was a small tracker. I hope it's still there. They were, at the time, doing some renovation work at he Mission. Maybe next trip I'll get there again. Luther   -----Original Message----- From: quilisma@socal.rr.com <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2001 9:47 PM Subject: Re: California mission organs(Spanish Churches) > >As far as historic Spanish or Mexican organs in Upper California = missions, I >remember reading somewhere in a history of music in the missions that the >California ones were relatively poor in comparison to their richer neighbors to >the south , > >Cheers, > >Bud >    
(back) Subject: Re: Shutting Shutters From: <flcg1018@mails.fju.edu.tw> Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 12:42:56 +0800 (CST)       On Wed, 21 Mar 2001 TubaMagna@aol.com wrote:   > Hey, kiddies, riddle me this: > > What blocks MORE tonal egress? > Facade pipes with 3/4" space in between them, or > a set of fully opened, properly adjusted shutter blades? > > Sebastian Gluck > New York City >   You are one of the most honorable organ builders on our list.... Thus we can assume you know the answer to the above riddle.... Would you be good enough to give us your point of view on this topic?   A sincere inquiring mind would like to know your answer to the above riddle...   Best wishes,     Morton Belcher fellow pipechat list member...    
(back) Subject: Pacific Northwest organs From: <ALamirande@aol.com> Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 23:43:18 EST     --part1_32.124a7977.27eadce6_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   There are a number of fine organs in Seattle and environs, of which = perhaps the most outstanding is the one in St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, located =   (naturally) in the fashionable Heights.   This was originally installed around 1965 by Flentrop. Rebuilt in the = 1980s with the addition of some ranks and a combination action, plus a computer memory system. (Which, evidently, infuriated tradition-minded Flentrop!) The acoustics = of this (unfinished) church are excellent, and the organ sounds superb.   Vancouver, British Columbia, on the other hand, has long had a reputation = of being an organ desert. With the restoration (1997 - 2000) by Casavant of = the historic 1900 Karn-Warren organ in Holy Rosary Cathedral, this has now changed. Casavant did an extraordinary job --- they also added some additional ranks and built a new console, with a computer memory system = --- and the organ sounds absolutely splendid. The specifications can be seen = at the cathedral's website: http://www.holy-rosary.com (Don't ask me why it's "com" and not "org"!) When the cathedral was built a century ago, it =   was said to be the largest church on the West Coast north of San = Francisco.   I performed a recital there on November 20th last year, playing some of = the same music I had played the previous week in San Francisco at St. Mary the =   Assumption Cathedral. While playing on the Ruffatti in SF was a chore, playing on the Karn-Warren/Casavant in Vancouver was a delight. (I also = had a much larger and more appreciative audience!)   You can hear some of it for yourself at my website:   http://mp3.com/arthurlamirande (or: http://www.mp3.com/arthurlamirande)   The recording I made there was the very first to be made on that organ = since its restoration. The acoustics of the cathedral are quite good. The = organ is situated in the traditional location: the organ loft. (Oh, the axis of =   this church is from north to south. The liturgical "East" end is actually =   south.)   I am told that a new organ is also planned for the Anglican cathedral in = that city. That, however, is a smaller church, and the acoustics are not comparable. Another new organ is being planned for the Anglican cathedral = in Victoria, capital of British Columbia (about 200 kilometers southwest of Vancouver). That is a much larger church than its counterpart in = Vancouver, but it's been 10 years since I was last there, and I don't recall the acoustical situation.   The Catholic cathedral in Victoria (St. Andrew's) had no organ worth mentioning in 1991; I don't know what the situation is today.   Arthur LaMirande   --part1_32.124a7977.27eadce6_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>There are a number of = fine organs in Seattle and environs, of which perhaps <BR>the most outstanding is the one in St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, = located <BR>(naturally) in the fashionable Heights. &nbsp; <BR> <BR>This was originally installed around 1965 by Flentrop. &nbsp;Rebuilt = in the 1980s <BR>with the addition of some ranks and a combination action, plus a = computer <BR>memory system. <BR>(Which, evidently, infuriated tradition-minded Flentrop!) &nbsp;The = acoustics of <BR>this (unfinished) church are excellent, and the organ sounds superb. <BR> <BR>Vancouver, British Columbia, on the other hand, has long had a = reputation of <BR>being an organ desert. &nbsp;With the restoration (1997 - 2000) by = Casavant of the <BR>historic 1900 Karn-Warren organ in Holy Rosary Cathedral, &nbsp;this = has now <BR>changed. &nbsp;Casavant did an extraordinary job --- they also added = some <BR>additional ranks and built a new console, with a computer memory = system --- <BR>and the organ sounds absolutely splendid. &nbsp;The specifications can = be seen at <BR>the cathedral's website: &nbsp;http://www.holy-rosary.com &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;(Don't ask me why <BR>it's "com" and not "org"!) &nbsp;When the cathedral was built a = century ago, it <BR>was said to be the largest church on the West Coast north of San = Francisco. <BR> <BR>I performed a recital there on November 20th last year, playing some = of the <BR>same music I had played the previous week in San Francisco at St. Mary = the <BR>Assumption Cathedral. &nbsp;While playing on the Ruffatti in SF was a = chore, <BR>playing on the Karn-Warren/Casavant in Vancouver was a delight. = &nbsp;(I also had <BR>a much larger and more appreciative audience!) <BR> <BR>You can hear some of it for yourself at my website: <BR> <BR>http://mp3.com/arthurlamirande &nbsp;(or: = &nbsp;http://www.mp3.com/arthurlamirande) <BR> <BR>The recording I made there was the very first to be made on that organ = since <BR>its restoration. &nbsp;The acoustics of the cathedral are quite good. = &nbsp;The organ <BR>is situated in the traditional location: the organ loft. &nbsp;(Oh, = the axis of <BR>this church is from north to south. &nbsp;The liturgical "East" end is = actually <BR>south.) <BR> <BR>I am told that a new organ is also planned for the Anglican cathedral = in that <BR>city. &nbsp;That, however, is a smaller church, and the acoustics are = not <BR>comparable. &nbsp;Another new organ is being planned for the Anglican = cathedral in <BR>Victoria, capital of British Columbia (about 200 kilometers southwest = of <BR>Vancouver). &nbsp;That is a much larger church than its counterpart in = Vancouver, <BR>but it's been 10 years since I was last there, and I don't recall the <BR>acoustical situation. &nbsp; <BR> <BR>The Catholic cathedral in Victoria (St. Andrew's) had no organ worth <BR>mentioning in 1991; I don't know what the situation is today. <BR> <BR>Arthur LaMirande</FONT></HTML>   --part1_32.124a7977.27eadce6_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: California mission organs(Spanish Churches) From: "Randy Terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com> Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 20:58:53 -0800 (PST)     --- RonSeverin@aol.com wrote:   > As for the California Missions set up by Fra. Junipero Serra, Mission > San <snip> Jose has a modern organ with a highly decorated Spanish > inspired case work. I'm not very sure of the builder, but it could be > <is> a Rosales.   http://www.webcom.com/rinehart/PipeOrgans/missionsj/missionsj.html   =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!? Get email at your own domain with Yahoo! Mail. http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: Concert program: Bach's 316th BD, West Point, NY (X-post) From: "Pat Maimone" <patmai@juno.com> Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 00:27:31 -0500   Good evening, Pipechatters, The Bach Birthday concert at the Cadet Chapel went well today; the audience was considerably larger than last year's at the Post Chapel. My apologies for the length of this post..due to the spaces between printed lines.. I cut and pasted, but...all did not work to its divine intent. J. S. BACH=92s 316th Birthday Concert Wednesday, March 21, 2001 at 12 noon Cadet Chapel West Point, New York P R O G R A M 1. Toccata in D Minor BWV 565 Al Reese, Organ 2. From the Anna Magdalena Notebook Aria "Schlummert ein" Michele Eaton, Soprano; Pat Maimone, organ 3. Sinfonia to Cantata 209 "Non sa che sia dolore" Lynn Cunningham, Flute; Pat Maimone, organ 4. All sing Hymn 296: O Sacred Head, Now Wounded Instruments colla parte 5. From Wedding Cantata 202 Recitative: Und dieses ist das Gluecke Aria: Sich ueben im Lieben Michele Eaton, Soprano; Joel Evans, Oboe; Pat Maimone, Organ 6. From Sonata for Violin in E Major BWV 1016 Adagio ma non tanto; Allegro Emily Faxon, Violin; Craig Stewart Williams, Organ 7. Aria: Deposuit (Magnificat) BWV 243 Al Reese, Tenor; Emily Faxon, Violin; Craig S. Williams, Organ 8. Chorale Prelude: O Lamm Gottes unschuldig BWV 656 (18 Chorales) Craig S. Williams, Organ 9. Aria: Erfuellet, ihr himmlischen, goettlichen Flammen (Cantata No. 1) Lois Reese, Soprano; Joel Evans, English Horn; Pat Maimone, Organ 10. Chorale Prelude: O Mensch, bewein=92 dein=92 Suende Gross BWV 622 (Orgelbuechlein) Craig S. Williams, Organ 11. Prelude in E Flat Major BWV 552.1 Meredith Elaine Baker, Organ   WITH THANKS TO CADET CHAPEL STAFF MEMBERS: Chaplain (MAJ) John J. Cook III Gary C. Ferguson Pastor, Cadet Chapel, USMA Organ Curator Craig S. Williams W. Grant Chapman Organist-Director of Music, USMA Assistant Organ Curator   You are all invited to attend the NEXT CONCERTS AT THE CADET CHAPEL: 1. Sunday, April 22 at 3 PM: Meredith Elaine Baker, Organist-Choirmaster, Most Holy Trinity Chapel, West Point   2. Sunday, April 29 at 3 PM: USMA Concert Band with Craig Stewart Williams, Organist-Director of Music, Cadet Chapel, West Point   3. Sunday, May 13 at 3 PM: Patricia R. Maimone, Organist-Director of Musical Activities, Post Chapel, West Point Celebrating 25 Years at West Point ________________________________________________________________ GET INTERNET ACCESS FROM JUNO! Juno offers FREE or PREMIUM Internet access for less! Join Juno today! For your FREE software, visit: http://dl.www.juno.com/get/tagj.  
(back) Subject: Announcement From: "Tom Hoehn" <thoehn@theatreorgans.com> Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 23:14:09 -0500   List:   This is going to be the first announcement on this list for the Royalty Theatre in Clearwater, Florida. The theatre is in the process of installing a 3/17   Marr & Colton (Devtronix/pipe) instrument. Premier night is April 21, 2001 at 7:30 pm. Phase one of the installation wll be the Devtronix portion of the instrument. Phase two will be the installation of the 17   ranks of M&C pipework (after the renovation of the existing pipe chambers or construction of new chambers). The current organ chambers are filled with HVAC equipment and will need t undergo Asbestos abatement before they can be unsealed and used.   Once again mark down April 21, 2001, 7:30 pm. Royalty Theatre, Clearwater, Florida. Admission price is $20.00 for the Black Tie gala unveiling of the 3/17 Marr and Colton. A matinee performance on Sunday, April 22 at 2:00pm is also planned. Same program, no campagne and half the price ($10.00). Ya'll come on down.   tom          
(back) Subject: Re: Dueling organs From: "Randy Terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com> Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 21:34:45 -0800 (PST)     --- Bobmac36@aol.com wrote: > The National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. has = two > seperate Mollers. They are played in the same manner as the Sydney = organ - > two people using headsets. <snip>   The Sydney organ (St. Mary's Cathedral) is a large Letourneau tracker in = the chancel area - 60 ranks with 32' Bourdon and a choir hooded Tuba. It is a = dual action instrument with a large 4 manual electric French terraced console = that controls the chancel organ and a real gallery organ that is existing, but replacement by another Letourneau is planned for the near future (TAO, = May, 2000, p. 48.)     =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!? Get email at your own domain with Yahoo! Mail. http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: Re: Shutting Shutters From: "Blaine Ricketts" <blaineri@home.com> Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 21:55:25 -0800   SMG gave you the clue in the initial post!     > > A sincere inquiring mind would like to know your answer to the above > riddle... > > Best wishes, > > Morton Belcher >  
(back) Subject: RE: California mission organs(Spanish Churches) From: "Jonathan Roussos" <jroussos@san.rr.com> Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 22:05:39 -0800   The organ from San Luis Rey was removed and replaced with an electronic, I don't remember what type.   The organ now lives in the balcony at the Imaculada on the University of = San Diego campus. This is a large building and the instrument is not really = up to the task. I never got to hear it in it's original location.   Mission San Diego de Alacala does currently have a pipeorgan. I have been told it is a Wicks but cannot verify that. The noon mass at the Mission = is quite well done with a good sized choir.   Mission San Luis Obispo appears to have pipes but they had a praise band = the morning I was there recently.   Jon Roussos   Ron Severin said Mission San Luis Rey had a Rudolph Von Beckerath. Could anyone corroborate the story that it has since been removed?   The rest have digital organs by Allen and others. The new annex in San Francisco has a Rodgers in San Francisco de Solano. San Buena Ventura has an Austin I believe and Santa Barbara Old Mission has a pipe organ, and also could be Austin. Mission San Gabriel Archangelo has an Allen 3M in the annex. There are a few missions that may have no organs at all.      
(back) Subject: Re: Practice Organ Options From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 01:10:45 EST   Hi Patricia:   I am the representative for Church Organ Systems in Southern California. It would be my pleasure to guide you to the organ which most meets your needs. I believe there is a dealer in Northern California. We do have pipe rank add ons equiped with midi interface ready for any of our Baldwin or Genesis/Prestige organs. We displayed a unit at the recent NAMM in Anaheim, CA. We displayed the principal 8' rank unified to Octave 4' also. One cable the diameter of an extension cord runs the whole thing. Let me know what you have budgeted, and this will give me an idea of what to do. Multiple pipe ranks are possible on special order. The URL I sent to you will display all of our organs. Genesis Prestige is the most advanced organ sound on the market today, and among the most reasonably priced. Let me know what your wishes are in this matter, and I will do all I can to help.   Regards,   Ron Severin  
(back) Subject: Re: Shutting Shutters From: <GRSCoLVR@aol.com> Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 01:29:05 EST   I think that the facade pipes block more tonal egress than do the wide = open shutters. Cheers, ---Roc L V Rockafellow  
(back) Subject: Fwd: Re: California mission organs(Spanish Churches) From: "Randy Terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com> Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 22:29:43 -0800 (PST)     --- Randy Terry <randyterryus@yahoo.com> wrote:   > --- RonSeverin@aol.com wrote: > > > As for the California Missions set up by Fra. Junipero Serra, Mission > > San <snip> Jose has a modern organ with a highly decorated Spanish > > inspired case work. I'm not very sure of the builder, but it could be > > <is> a Rosales. > > http://www.webcom.com/rinehart/PipeOrgans/missionsj/missionsj.html > > =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!? > Get email at your own domain with Yahoo! Mail. > http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/ >     =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!? Get email at your own domain with Yahoo! Mail. http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: Re: Dueling organs From: "Randy Terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com> Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 22:32:19 -0800 (PST)     > --- Bobmac36@aol.com wrote: > The National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. has > two seperate Mollers. They are played in the same manner as the Sydney = organ > two people using headsets. <snip> The Sydney organ (St. Mary's Cathedral) is a large Letourneau tracker in = the chancel area - 60 ranks with 32' Bourdon and a choir hooded Tuba. It is a dual action instrument with a large 4 manual electric French terraced = console that controls the chancel organ and a real gallery organ that is existing, = but replacement by another Letourneau is planned for the near future (TAO, = May, 2000, p. 48.)     =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!? Get email at your own domain with Yahoo! Mail. http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: Re: California mission organs(Spanish Churches) From: <TheOrganst@aol.com> Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 02:01:45 EST     --part1_bf.c9cc5b0.27eafd59_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   The San Fernando Mission has a Kilgen Petite Ensemble 3-4 rank self = contained pipe organ in addition to a Conn electronic of considerable vintage. They don't use either organ very often. I've played many funerals on the Kilgen =   and, like the one here in my home, is a delight to play.   Kyle B. Irwin     --part1_bf.c9cc5b0.27eafd59_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>The San Fernando = Mission has a Kilgen Petite Ensemble 3-4 rank self contained <BR>pipe organ in addition to a Conn electronic of considerable vintage. = They <BR>don't use either organ very often. I've played many funerals on the = Kilgen <BR>and, like the one here in my home, is a delight to play. <BR> <BR>Kyle B. Irwin <BR></FONT></HTML>   --part1_bf.c9cc5b0.27eafd59_boundary--