PipeChat Digest #2086 - Sunday, May 6, 2001
 
Re: flamboyant gift for myself
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: flamboyant gift for myself
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: organ specifications
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: flamboyant gift for myself
  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <organist@total.net>
Re: flamboyant gift for myself
  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <organist@total.net>
Re: Montreal Casavant
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: Montreal Casavant
  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <organist@total.net>
Re: Montreal Casavant
  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <organist@total.net>
Re: flamboyant gift for myself
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: flamboyant gift for myself
  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <organist@total.net>
Re: flamboyant gift for myself
  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <organist@total.net>
Re: Montreal Casavant
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: Montreal Casavant
  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <organist@total.net>
 

(back) Subject: Re: flamboyant gift for myself From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Sat, 05 May 2001 19:53:33 -0700   At 16:39 5/5/2001 -0400, you wrote: >where they'll be sharing the church with an existing french >parish.<snip>   Hoo boy. I can't wait to see how long THAT lasts! They should immediately= =20 install metal detectors at every door!   >The church which houses the organ was built in 1921. It houses a >1924 Casavant. It has 3 manuals, and 60 stops <snipping a lot> This organ= =20 >is in very good shape!!! Now........what to do next? > >I need some suggestions.<snip>   How about finding a nice PUBLIC VENUE for it, instead of burying it in=20 another stuffy old church?? I remember the "amphitheater Casavant" at=20 l'Expo '67...it was well attended for every performance!   There was an RC (french parish) in Montr=E9al at where I attended Mass at=20 during that trip, about two blocks off of Pie Neuf, good sized place, metal= =20 roof, lots of marble inside, built in the '20s (1926 sticks in my mind),=20 and they had a grand-looking Casavant back in the loft, but it was=20 silent. For the entrance hymn, the unmistakable sound of a Hammond with=20 tone cabinets in the chambers came forth! Never did follow up on that one,= =20 but evidently the leather in the Casavant had perished, causing the large=20 instrument to lapse into silence after a scant 50 years, and, in grand RC=20 tradition, it was never repaired. Quelle domage! Perhaps your friend=20 Arthur would know....   DeserTBoB    
(back) Subject: Re: flamboyant gift for myself From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Sat, 05 May 2001 19:57:32 -0700   At 17:27 5/5/2001 -0400, you wrote: >this organ MUST be put into a church, or an auditorium.<snip>   Yipes! This thing must have some BIG scaling! Surely McGill University must have a nice hall that needs an organ?   dB    
(back) Subject: Re: organ specifications From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Sat, 05 May 2001 20:01:34 -0700   At 21:38 5/5/2001 -0400, you wrote: >here is the stop list for the organ I bought. >1924 Casavant Fr=E8res Lt=E9e.<snipping a very NICE french romantic spec>   Holy MOLEY! PLEASE find a worthy public venue for this instrument, so=20 people can see/hear/play it! Sounds like a winner to me!   dB    
(back) Subject: Re: flamboyant gift for myself From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <organist@total.net> Date: Sat, 5 May 2001 23:21:03 -0400   nope. McGill has a concert hall (Redpath Hall), and it already has a = tracker cation organ. I'll figure out what to do.........   Carlo    
(back) Subject: Re: flamboyant gift for myself From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <organist@total.net> Date: Sat, 5 May 2001 23:21:56 -0400   my friend Arthur...........   I'll let that one pass.   Carlo    
(back) Subject: Re: Montreal Casavant From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Sat, 05 May 2001 20:40:20 -0700   At 22:27 5/5/2001 -0400, you wrote: >St. Anthony of Padua<snip>   Is this one just off of Pie IX a couple of blocks? This MAY be the one, but it's been WAAY too many years.   dB    
(back) Subject: Re: Montreal Casavant From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <organist@total.net> Date: Sat, 5 May 2001 23:41:06 -0400   nope.........St. Anthony of Padua is in the downtown area. Just off Pie IX, you say? I might be able to figure out what church you went to..........   c.p.    
(back) Subject: Re: Montreal Casavant From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <organist@total.net> Date: Sat, 5 May 2001 23:42:35 -0400   there are a few french-speaking catholic churches in that area. Was the church you went to french catholic?   c.p.    
(back) Subject: Re: flamboyant gift for myself From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Sat, 05 May 2001 20:45:28 -0700   At 23:21 5/5/2001 -0400, you wrote: >nope. McGill has a concert hall (Redpath Hall), and it already has a >tracker<snip>   PERFECT! Use the trackers for planting sticks for a spring garden and put =   a REAL organ in there!   dB    
(back) Subject: Re: flamboyant gift for myself From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <organist@total.net> Date: Sun, 6 May 2001 00:12:34 -0400   I'm with you on that one Bob........   c.p.    
(back) Subject: Re: flamboyant gift for myself From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <organist@total.net> Date: Sun, 6 May 2001 00:13:49 -0400   I *think* the organ in the McGill 'Redpath' hall is a Guilbeault-Therien......... It's not a bad organ........   c.p.    
(back) Subject: Re: Montreal Casavant From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Sat, 05 May 2001 21:32:45 -0700   At 23:42 5/5/2001 -0400, you wrote: >there are a few french-speaking catholic churches in that area. Was the=20 >church you went to french catholic?<snip>   Yes. I remember the paster didn't particularly like my acc=E9nt=20 americaine! Big white barn, fairly ornate inside, 1926 or thereabouts,=20 silver metal roof. Casavant in the back had exposed 16' montres on either= =20 side, and a Hammond RT-3 (obviously a Northern Hammond!) was plopped in the= =20 loft beside the unused Casavant console at the time. Seated about 1500,=20 I'd guess, but this was 34 years ago!   DeserTBoB    
(back) Subject: Re: Montreal Casavant From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <organist@total.net> Date: Sun, 6 May 2001 01:12:01 -0400   Northern Hammond.......... the factor that made those is a 5-minute walk from my house......... I'll work on it and let you know what church that was.......   c.p.