PipeChat Digest #2108 - Monday, May 21, 2001
 
My Allen 603-3
  by <Pologaptommy@aol.com>
Re: My Allen 603-3
  by "Paul R. Swank" <prswank@surfbest.net>
Mouths of Babes Dept.
  by "Robert Ehrhardt" <r_ehrh@bellsouth.net>
Re: The enharmonic pipe organ
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Rogation Sunday - St. Matthew's ACC, Costa Mesa CA USA (X-posted)
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Allen Model 314 (Cross Posted)
  by "Douglas A Campbell" <dougcampbell@juno.com>
Re: Lighted draw knobs
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Re: Lighted draw knobs
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Re: Lighted draw knobs
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: Lighted draw knobs
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Re: Rogation Sunday - St. Matthew's ACC, Costa Mesa CA USA (X-posted)
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Rogation Sunday - St. Matthew's ACC, Costa Mesa CA USA (X-posted)
  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <organist@total.net>
Re: My Allen 603-3
  by <RMaryman@aol.com>
Re: My Allen 603-3
  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <organist@total.net>
Re: My Allen 603-3
  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <organist@total.net>
Rodgers/Syndyne drawknob lamps
  by <OrganMD@aol.com>
Re: Rogation Sunday - St. Matthew's ACC, Costa Mesa CA USA(X-posted)
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com>
Cor de Nuit
  by "The Schneider Family" <rnjs@bwsys.net>
Max Reger and Karg-Elert
  by "The Schneider Family" <rnjs@bwsys.net>
Reger
  by "The Schneider Family" <rnjs@bwsys.net>
Re: Max Reger and Karg-Elert
  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <organist@total.net>
St. Louis Post Dispatch Article (x-post)
  by "Brent Johnson" <bmjohns@fgi.net>
 

(back) Subject: My Allen 603-3 From: <Pologaptommy@aol.com> Date: Sun, 20 May 2001 11:55:58 EDT     --part1_b4.15f49e63.2839430e_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Hi all! I just bought an Allen 603-3, and its quite a nice organ for home use... But I haven't decided what to do with the 14 speaker cabinets, and the 10 amplifiers...I would like to have them all connected, but I am not sure of =   how they were originally connected...Right now I have 4 of the amps hooked = up to 4 of the speaker cabinets (there are about 4 speakers per cabinet) but = I can't figure out how they had all the amps hooked up to the organ at one time...There are 4 different channels of output (Computer A Main, Computer = B Main, Computer A Flutes, Computer B Flutes). The organ came with all of = the wiring, all the speaker cables were cut unfortunately, but the amps came = with a bunch of grey audio cables, and some of the amps are different... But, I just don't know how to go about hooking them all up...also I would like to hook the antiphonal speakers up, but they were never hooked up before...there are a number of blank stop tabs (the organ is drawknob = stops but there are several rocker tabs also) and I am sure that one of these = tabs was intended for Antiphonal on, Main off, etc... Whatever input yall have on this, I would really appreciate it! Also, I would like to adjust the chiff, but dont know how... Thanks! Josh   --part1_b4.15f49e63.2839430e_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>Hi all! <BR>I just bought an Allen 603-3, and its quite a nice organ for home = use... <BR>But I haven't decided what to do with the 14 speaker cabinets, and the = 10 <BR>amplifiers...I would like to have them all connected, but I am not = sure of <BR>how they were originally connected...Right now I have 4 of the amps = hooked up <BR>to 4 of the speaker cabinets (there are about 4 speakers per cabinet) = but I <BR>can't figure out how they had all the amps hooked up to the organ at = one <BR>time...There are 4 different channels of output (Computer A Main, = Computer B <BR>Main, Computer A Flutes, Computer B Flutes). &nbsp;The organ came with = all of the <BR>wiring, all the speaker cables were cut unfortunately, but the amps = came with <BR>a bunch of grey audio cables, and some of the amps are different... <BR>But, I just don't know how to go about hooking them all up...also I = would <BR>like to hook the antiphonal speakers up, but they were never hooked up =   <BR>before...there are a number of blank stop tabs (the organ is drawknob = stops <BR>but there are several rocker tabs also) and I am sure that one of = these tabs <BR>was intended for Antiphonal on, Main off, etc... <BR>Whatever input yall have on this, I would really appreciate it! <BR>Also, I would like to adjust the chiff, but dont know how... <BR>Thanks! <BR>Josh</FONT></HTML>   --part1_b4.15f49e63.2839430e_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: My Allen 603-3 From: "Paul R. Swank" <prswank@surfbest.net> Date: Sun, 20 May 2001 12:13:49 -0700   Josh,   I have an Allen 620-TH, which is similar to the 603-3. (Although mine is a =   Theatre Organ).   If you send me your mailing address I will mail you a copy of the set-up drawing for the 603-3 amplifier and speakers.   There are several possibilities for the speaker hook-up. One amp is for the pedal sounds of the flute/pedal channel. Another is for the reverb channel. Without looking back to the Allen manual, I suspect that the antiphonal speakers may be included in those 14 speaker cabinets.   Are all the cabinets the utility cabinets and not the gyros?   Is there a separate reverb system outside the console?   Is there a shelf on the amp rack which contains a lot of small = transformers with one "volume control" next to one of the amps? If so, this is the mixer used to mix down the channels to go to the reverb then to that amp, then to one or two speaker cabinets.   In a home installation you can probably get by with only one reverb = cabinet instead of two.   I have a lot of information about the MOS-1, 2-computer Allens like yours,and will be glad to share what I know.   Paul R. Swank Organist/Choirmaster (Retired)   you wrote: >I just bought an Allen 603-3, and its quite a nice organ for home use... >But I haven't decided what to do with the 14 speaker cabinets, and the 10 >amplifiers...I would like to have them all connected, but I am not sure = of >how they were originally connected.      
(back) Subject: Mouths of Babes Dept. From: "Robert Ehrhardt" <r_ehrh@bellsouth.net> Date: Sun, 20 May 2001 12:26:26 -0500   I received the following comment after service today from one of our = younger members, via his grandfather: "My favorite part of church is when the organist plays with just one hand and shakes his fist at the choir."   Robert Ehrhardt Noel Memorial UMC Shreveport, LA USA http://www.scorchmusic.com/robertehrhardt      
(back) Subject: Re: The enharmonic pipe organ From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Sun, 20 May 2001 11:12:51 -0700   At 17:25 5/19/2001 -0400, you wrote: >Hi List: > >There is a most unusual pipe organ site called the enharmonic >pipe organ. It's so unusual, it's worth a look or two, maybe three.<snip>   Pretty whacked stuff. Another "whacked" experiment was Thaddeus Cahill's Telharmonium, the predecessor of the Hammond organ, from which Laurens Hammond literally stole the idea for his product. Cahill was another one with a perfectionist bent who couldn't stand the idea of "temperament" at all, and insisted on just tuning for ALL keys. Thus, this huge electromagnetic "organ", which served customers such as stores, = restaurants and homes via telephone lines, had non-standard manuals of 36 notes per octave to accommodate as many different "modes" as possible. Cahill had great difficulty finding musicians to play the Telharmonium because of his =   adherence to just tuning, while the rest of the world embraced Equal Temperament. However, Cahill's invention did yield two very successful progeny...the Hammond Organ, and Dick Simonton's Muzak service, although the latter used recorded, rather than live, musical programming.   DeserTBoB    
(back) Subject: Rogation Sunday - St. Matthew's ACC, Costa Mesa CA USA (X-posted) From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Sun, 20 May 2001 12:59:36 -0700   Voluntaries Cantilene - Rheinberger Andante in F - Handel Air ("Water Music") - Handel Psalm Whatever-It-Is - Marcello   Proper Vocem jucunditatis - various fauxbourdons   Setting Willan/Scottish Chant/Russian Pascha nostrum   Anthem There Is No Death - Ellen Jane Lorenz (didn't have rehearsal this week)   Hymns Welcome, Happy Morning - Fortunatas Lift Thy Voice Rejoicing, Mary - traditional ("Pone luctum") O Jesus, Crowned With All Renown - Kingsfold Jesus Christ Is Risen Today - Easter Hymn   No, we didn't "beat the bounds", but we're breaking ground tomorrow evening ... does that count (grin)?   For non-Anglicans, "beating the bounds" is blessing the fields and praying for a plentiful harvest, which is what they used to do on Rogation Sunday ... the priest and people would circle the fields in the parish, singing the Litany (and most of the Psalter). Didn't see much point in circling the parking lot and blessing the asphalt (grin) ... maybe we'll bless the garden at the new place.   Cheers,   Bud-By-The-Beach    
(back) Subject: Allen Model 314 (Cross Posted) From: "Douglas A Campbell" <dougcampbell@juno.com> Date: Sun, 20 May 2001 16:31:36 -0400   Dear Listers and Listettes,   My church has the opportunity to acquire an Allen Model 314 ( circa 1968). Now before the flames start.........We would be using this instrument during the period spanning the removal of our Moller and the finishing of our new Casavant. We will be facing over a year without a proper organ and are hoping that this will suffice during the period of construction of the structural changes necessary for the new 40 rank Casavant.   If you have specific information or experience with a similar Allen, what I would like to know is :   1 How good ( or bad) does it really sound ?   2. What kind of voicing controls are available?   3. Any other information you may have that would be helpful in determining if we should proceed.     The stoplist and speaker specs are below/   Thanks,   Douglas A. Campbell Skaneateles, NY     ALLEN ORGAN MODEL 314 POSITIVE: VIOLE 8=92 FLUTE DOLCE 8=92 OCTAVE 4=92 FLUTE OUVERTE 4=92 NASAT 2 2/3=92 FIFTEENTH 2=92 BLOCKFLOTE 2=92 TIERCE 1 3/5=92 FIFE 1=92 OBOE 8=92 CLARINET 8=92 BLANK HARP CELESTA CARILLON SUSTAIN CHIFF   SWELL GIEGEN 8=92 VIOX CELESTE 8=92 GEDECKT 8=92 FLUTE CELESTE 8=92 OCTAVE GIEGEN 4=92 ROHRFLOTE 4=92 NAZARD 2 2/3=92 SPILLFLOTE 1 1/3=92 MIXTURE III FAGOTT 16=92 TROMPETTE 8=92 SCHALMEI 4=92 BLANK       GREAT SUB PRINCIPAL 16=92 DIAPASON 8=92 BOURDON 8=92 PRINCIPAL 4=92 FLUTE 4=92 NAZARD 2 2/3=92 SUPER OCTAVE 2=92 SCHWIEZERFLOTE 2=92 MIXTURE III BOMBARDE 8=92 BLANK   PEDAL DIAPASON 16=92 BOURDON 16=92 LIEBLICH GEDECKT 16=92 PRINCIPAL 8=92 FLUTE 8=92 CHORAL BASS 4=92 FLUTE 4=92 MIXTURE II BOMBARDE 16=92 TRUMPET 8=92 CLARION 4=92 BLANK   GENERALS FLUTE TREMOLO DIAPASON TREMOLO REED TREMOLO SFTER DIAPASON & STRINGS ROMANTIC CHORUS   EXPRESSION TWO - EXPRESSION PEDALS ONE - BALANCED CRESCENDO WITH INDICATOR LIGHTS   MODEL 314 ROLL-TOP CONSOLE, 3 61 NOTE MANUALS, 32 NOTE A.G.O. PEDALBOARD, 40=92 CABLES INCLUDING PLUGS. HANDRUBBED WALNUT CONSOLE. DIMENSIONS: LENGHT: 66=94 HIEGHT: 51-1/2=94 DEPTH: 55-1/2=94 DEPTH WITH PEDALBOARD: 59=94   INCLUDES: TWO GYROPHONIC PROJECTORS (MODEL 100) IN UTILITY FINISH WITH TWO 50 WATT TRANSISTOR AMPLIFIERS, SIX 12=92 SPEAKERS, SIX HIGH FREQUENCY DRIVERS, AND FOUR 15=94 PEDAL SPEAKERS. PEDAL LIGHT. FIVE GENERAL PRESET PISTONS. SFORZANDO: REVERSIBLE WITH TOE STUD AND INDICATOR LIGHT.   OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES AVAILABLE THIRD SPEAKER CABINET FOR SEPARATION OF REEDS ADJUSTABLE COMBINATION PISTONS (FIVE PISTON-SETTERBOARD TYPE WITH 10 TOE STUD) SPECIAL ROMANTIC VIBRATO ANTIPHONAL ORGAN (AFFECTS ALL STOPS) SPEAKER CABINETS FINISHED TO MATCH CONSOLE SPECIAL CONSOLE FINISH    
(back) Subject: Re: Lighted draw knobs From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Sun, 20 May 2001 19:31:54 EDT   Dear List:   Many digital organs have lighted draw knobs. If the light fails for some reason, it's not necessary to replace the draw knob. Syndyne draw knobs are out fitted with a set screw arrangement. It takes all of 30 seconds to replace a bulb. Lossen the the set screw and the knob face comes right off. Buy a bag of bulbs and replace them in less than a minute. Replace the draw knob and retighten the set screw, but not too tight as everything is plastic, just snug. Some tech's are telling customers that soldering is necessary to replace the draw = knob. Not so! You can do it yourself. It's easy and you don't have to fork out $200.00 for a tech visit and a new knob. As far as soldering the knob is connected by a ribbon cable, and just pulls off. There are four contacts. Don't waste your money on such routine repairs. The draw knobs should last as long as the organ.   I can't help you on pistons, but they have to be just as simple to replace. Rocker tabs are easier than draw knobs, firmly grasp the rocker and pull. The bulb is the same one used in the DK.   Regards,   Ron Severin   I have my organ tech flame proof suit on so don't bother, and save money on those house calls for bulbs you digitoids.  
(back) Subject: Re: Lighted draw knobs From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Sun, 20 May 2001 19:48:54 EDT   Hi Again:   Anyone wishing to Cross post my comments on lighted DK may with my permission. I really hate to see good people get taken, it just goes against my grain.   Ron Severin  
(back) Subject: Re: Lighted draw knobs From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Sun, 20 May 2001 17:14:47 -0700   I don't know about other organs, but I DISTINCTLY recall that the Rodgers = 825 at Graham Memorial Presbyterian in Coronado Island, CA (since sold to an = RC church in Phoenix, I think) had lighted drawknobs, and that soldering WAS necessary to replace the light bulbs ... they didn't go out very often, so = I just waited until the next time the tech came to tune to have them = replaced. He had to open up the stop jamb to get to them. I often wondered why Rodgers DIDN'T make the knob faces to unscrew. Maybe the newer ones do ...   Cheers,   Bud        
(back) Subject: Re: Lighted draw knobs From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Sun, 20 May 2001 20:22:05 EDT   Hi bud:   The Baldwin DK the light snaps out. I'm sure all the others are the same now. You don't need to replace the whole unit, I'll bring one and show you next time I come down   Ron  
(back) Subject: Re: Rogation Sunday - St. Matthew's ACC, Costa Mesa CA USA (X-posted) From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Sun, 20 May 2001 21:31:52 EDT     --part1_98.15258e44.2839ca08_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 5/20/01 3:55:35 PM Eastern Daylight Time, quilisma@socal.rr.com writes:     > Voluntaries > Cantilene - Rheinberger > Andante in F - Handel > Air ("Water Music") - Handel > Psalm Whatever-It-Is - Marcello > >   Everyone knows.... it's Psalm Ex-eye-Ex!!! ;-) Bruce Cornely ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Duncan, Miles, Molly, and Dewi Visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/   --part1_98.15258e44.2839ca08_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>In a message dated = 5/20/01 3:55:35 PM Eastern Daylight Time, <BR>quilisma@socal.rr.com writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">Voluntaries <BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Cantilene - Rheinberger <BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Andante in F - Handel <BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Air ("Water Music") - Handel <BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Psalm Whatever-It-Is - Marcello <BR> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> <BR>Everyone knows.... it's Psalm &nbsp;Ex-eye-Ex!!! &nbsp;;-) <BR>Bruce Cornely &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;~ &nbsp;Cremona502@cs.com &nbsp; <BR>with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" <BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Duncan, Miles, Molly, and Dewi <BR>Visit Howling Acres at = &nbsp;&nbsp;http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/</FONT></HTML>   --part1_98.15258e44.2839ca08_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Rogation Sunday - St. Matthew's ACC, Costa Mesa CA USA (X-posted) From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <organist@total.net> Date: Sun, 20 May 2001 21:36:45 -0400   actually, there are two different Psalm settings for organ, XVIII and XIX (18 and 19). Both are nice, but I prefer 19.   Carlo    
(back) Subject: Re: My Allen 603-3 From: <RMaryman@aol.com> Date: Sun, 20 May 2001 21:51:40 EDT   In a message dated 5/20/01 10:57:38 AM EST, Pologaptommy@aol.com writes:   > also I would > like to hook the antiphonal speakers up, but they were never hooked up > before... The model 603 - C at the church where I play uses external relays operated = by the stoptab "Antiphonals ON" to secnd the amplifier outputs to the = antiphonal speakers.   For your home installation, I would think that all you need is one amp and =   one peaker cabinet for each channel (Left Main out, Left Flutes out, Right =   MAIN out and Right flutes out). YOu may require one each additional amp = and speaker cabinet for the pedal stops, I am not sure. I do know that the = pedal stops do NOT play thru the antiphonals at my church, only the 8' pitches = and up come thru well.   Hope this helps some.   Rick in VA  
(back) Subject: Re: My Allen 603-3 From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <organist@total.net> Date: Sun, 20 May 2001 21:56:19 -0400   go for the whole deal. The more speakers, the better <G>. I have all three amps and cabinets set up on my Hammond G-100......sounds great too!   Carlo    
(back) Subject: Re: My Allen 603-3 From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <organist@total.net> Date: Sun, 20 May 2001 21:57:25 -0400   by the way, funny how the 603-3 and 603-D are SO different.   Carlo    
(back) Subject: Rodgers/Syndyne drawknob lamps From: <OrganMD@aol.com> Date: Sun, 20 May 2001 22:14:05 EDT     --part1_54.14d3da41.2839d3ed_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   The drawknob units made by Syndyne for Rodgers do in fact require a = soldering iron to change the lamp. The good news is that they do not fail often. I =   have many instruments in use in my service that are well over 20 years old =   that have never had a drawknob lamp changed.   Bill Hesterman   --part1_54.14d3da41.2839d3ed_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3>The drawknob units made = by Syndyne for Rodgers do in fact require a soldering <BR>iron to change the lamp. &nbsp;The good news is that they do not fail = often. &nbsp;I <BR>have many instruments in use in my service that are well over 20 years = old <BR>that have never had a drawknob lamp changed. <BR> <BR>Bill Hesterman </FONT></HTML>   --part1_54.14d3da41.2839d3ed_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Rogation Sunday - St. Matthew's ACC, Costa Mesa CA USA(X-posted) From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> Date: Sun, 20 May 2001 21:36:14 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_003C_01C0E174.E579E200 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Wow, ain't it neat to see Bud doing a whole hog of litany of preludes =3D now! Bring 'em on!   Glenda Sutton (lapsing into her Southern vernacular after an unusually =3D stiff Bourbon and Sprite)   P.S. Don't feel bad, Bud, about now remembering the number - attorneys = =3D can't count, and I have functional dyslexia myself. Tried to call Pizza = =3D Hut the other night, and got an answering machine. I hung up and tried = =3D another combination of numbers. The guy owning the answering machine =3D that I called checked his caller ID and called Rick back, thinking the =3D sheriff's department was after him!     ------=3D_NextPart_000_003C_01C0E174.E579E200 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META content=3D3D"text/html; charset=3D3Diso-8859-1" =3D http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 5.00.2919.6307" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Wow, ain't it neat to see Bud doing a = =3D whole hog of=3D20 litany of preludes now!&nbsp; Bring 'em on!</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Glenda Sutton (lapsing into her =3D Southern vernacular=3D20 after an unusually stiff Bourbon and Sprite)</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>P.S.&nbsp; Don't feel bad, Bud, about = =3D now=3D20 remembering the number - attorneys can't count, and I have functional =3D dyslexia=3D20 myself.&nbsp; Tried to call Pizza Hut the other night, and got an =3D answering=3D20 machine.&nbsp; I hung up and tried another combination of numbers.&nbsp; = =3D The guy=3D20 owning the answering machine that&nbsp;I called checked his caller ID =3D and called=3D20 Rick back, thinking the sheriff's department was after him!</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_003C_01C0E174.E579E200--    
(back) Subject: Cor de Nuit From: "The Schneider Family" <rnjs@bwsys.net> Date: Sun, 20 May 2001 22:26:28 -0500   On Fri, 18 May 2001 15:40:45 EDT, Rick Maryman <RMaryman@aol.com> wrote:   > Usually a reed stop of semi-oboe-ish character. Moller > and E M Skinner often > used corno d'Amour as an alternate name for an > orchestral type oboe stop that > was not (strictly speaking in organis terms)an > imitative oboe ( d' orchestre).   Moller also did some unusual things. I have a 1958 vintage 32' Cor Anglais which has the peculiar "Owl House"-shaped resonators all the way down to 32'. It's going to wind up in our re-building project in Berne, IN If I'd had a hand in the project from the "get-go", we would have used the entire stop on a unit chest, but I got involved in taking over this contract so late in the game that the only way to incorporate it is as a 32 note independent stop, so the trebles aren't going to be used.   Frankly, the sound would be best described as a good car muffler purring at idle (obviously not the "Glass-Pak" variety!!) Faithfully,   Grandpa Arp Richard Schneider, PRES/CEO SCHNEIDER PIPE ORGANS, Inc. Pipe Organ Builders 41-43 Johnston St./P.O. Box 137 Kenney, IL 61749-0137 (217) 944-2454 VOX (217) 944-2527 FAX mailto:rnjs@bwsys.net HOME EMAIL mailto:arp@schneiderpipeorgans.com SHOP EMAIL http://www.schneiderpipeorgans.com WEB PAGE URL  
(back) Subject: Max Reger and Karg-Elert From: "The Schneider Family" <rnjs@bwsys.net> Date: Sun, 20 May 2001 22:42:27 -0500   On Tue, 15 May 2001 14:02:34 -0400 Carlo Pietroniro <organist@total.net> had the following to say:   > funny thing about the music of Max Reger...... <snip>   > Of all the organ recordings I've bought over the years, his music > is on none of them.   Sorry I'm behind in responding to this. Been on the job all of last week. Just now catching-up on my reading.   Carlo,   No offense, but you need to get out and search for organ recordings on the web a little more! Years ago, the Musical Heritage Society did a formidable project of recording Max Reger's music, largely on Klais instruments in Germany. There is also a series of these recorded by Wolfgang Stockmeier (who is also the head of the Karg-Elert Society, BTW) who does seem (at least to my ear) to hit *ALL* the notes.   There is also a newer series of Reger recordings done by Rosalinde Haas (Spelled correctly, I hope!) that are available from the OHS.   <snip> > I even heard that he himself (referring to Reger), never played his > own music, which is what Karg-Elert did (according to what I've > = heard).   Back in the early 1930's, Karg-Elert was invited to play in this country on a nationwide tour, and started out the series at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in NYC, where Moller had recently completed a new instrument in their Ballroom. As Senator Emerson Richards, who was in attendance recounted, "the affair was a complete bust", shocking the audience and causing the cancellation of a majority of the remainder of the tour. His description of his playing abilities was that K-E was a "harmonium player", which turned out to be a libel on the harmonium!   This is a synopsis of the review in the volume, "The American Classic Organ: a history in Letters", available from the OHS. It was a letter from Richards to the indomitable English organbuilding figure of the time, Henry Willis III (I *think*; my memory doesn't serve here and my book not at hand but in my office!)   Faithfully,   Grandpa Arp Richard Schneider, PRES/CEO SCHNEIDER PIPE ORGANS, Inc. Pipe Organ Builders 41-43 Johnston St./P.O. Box 137 Kenney, IL 61749-0137 (217) 944-2454 VOX (217) 944-2527 FAX mailto:rnjs@bwsys.net HOME EMAIL mailto:arp@schneiderpipeorgans.com SHOP EMAIL http://www.schneiderpipeorgans.com WEB PAGE URL  
(back) Subject: Reger From: "The Schneider Family" <rnjs@bwsys.net> Date: Sun, 20 May 2001 22:45:55 -0500   On Tue, 15 May 2001 22:31:28 -0400, Mike Swaldo <mswal@adelphia.net>   <snip>   > Reger played, I believe, but did not perform his big works. The > organist he wrote for was... ummm... I can't remember, but there > was a guy who performed his music.   That was Karl Straube of Hochschule fur Music   Faithfully,   Grandpa Arp Richard Schneider, PRES/CEO SCHNEIDER PIPE ORGANS, Inc. Pipe Organ Builders 41-43 Johnston St./P.O. Box 137 Kenney, IL 61749-0137 (217) 944-2454 VOX (217) 944-2527 FAX mailto:rnjs@bwsys.net HOME EMAIL mailto:arp@schneiderpipeorgans.com SHOP EMAIL http://www.schneiderpipeorgans.com WEB PAGE URL  
(back) Subject: Re: Max Reger and Karg-Elert From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <organist@total.net> Date: Sun, 20 May 2001 23:47:01 -0400   no offense taken Richard....none at all. I don't need to go and search for organ recording on the web. I was = talking about the recordings I have, and NOT all existing recordings. If the music of Max Reger has been recorded, then terrific!!!   Carlo    
(back) Subject: St. Louis Post Dispatch Article (x-post) From: "Brent Johnson" <bmjohns@fgi.net> Date: Sun, 20 May 2001 23:05:02 -0500   This article ran in Thursday's Post-Dispatch. I missed it if it was mentioned on any of these lists. This is the second part of a series by this author, the first being about pipe organs in general, and the talent = it takes to play them. I won't add any of my personal thoughts on this particular article, but I am glad the paper published it and gave it a = great deal of space and attention.   http://home.post-dispatch.com/channel/pdweb.nsf/cd0498e845b8afc485256a0f005= f 2a34/86256a0e0068fe5086256a4f003436d2?OpenDocument   Also, a related story I enjoyed a great deal, with quotes from John = Speller, who is a member of at least one of these lists: http://home.post-dispatch.com/channel/pdweb.nsf/cd0498e845b8afc485256a0f005= f 2a34/86256a0e0068fe5086256a4f00234ecf?OpenDocument   Brent Johnson The Organ Web Ring http://www.organwebring.com The Theatre Organ Web Ring http://www.organwebring.com/theatre Have you seen the Organ Classifieds? http://www.organclassifieds.com