PipeChat Digest #2493 - Friday, November 9, 2001
 
Friday Night Organ Pump link
  by "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org>
Specs for St. John's Organ Lunenburg
  by "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh1@ns.sympatico.ca>
Re: [SecondTouch] Effect of swell shutter opening on tonality (cross post
  by "Bruce Miles" <bruce@gbmuk.fsnet.co.uk>
Tuners
  by "Roy Redman" <rredman@imagin.net>
Ebay, still the world's best humor site...
  by "Adrianne Schutt" <maybe@pipcom.com>
Re: Ebay, still the world's best humor site...
  by <Wurlibird1@aol.com>
Most attractive opportunity
  by <flcg1018@mails.fju.edu.tw>
Re: Ebay, still the world's best humor site...
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
[Fwd: Temperament]
  by "Roy Redman" <rredman@imagin.net>
Re: New England Church Positions
  by "douglas morgan" <dkmorgan76209@yahoo.com>
Re: Crazy things organ tuners find!
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Re: Ebay, still the world's best humor site...
  by "Blaine Ricketts" <blaineri@home.com>
Fulltime Churches/organists in general
  by <Oboe32@aol.com>
Announcing Dr. Jonathan B. Hall
  by <OrganNYC@aol.com>
Re: Announcing Dr. Jonathan B. Hall
  by "Marika E. Buchberger, LRPS" <marika57@earthlink.net>
 

(back) Subject: Friday Night Organ Pump link From: "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org> Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2001 07:31:46 -0600   Recently the Oberlin College Friday Night Organ Pump was mentioned on the list. We have added a link on the web pages for their site. TIf you want to go explore it, it can be found at: http://www.oberlin.edu/~opco   Enjoy!!   David -- **************************************** David Scribner Owner / Co-Administrator PipeChat   http://www.pipechat.org mailto:admin@pipechat.org  
(back) Subject: Specs for St. John's Organ Lunenburg From: "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh1@ns.sympatico.ca> Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2001 13:00:40 -0400   Great   8' open Diapason 8' Melodia 8' Dulciana 4' Princilal 4' Lieblich Flute 2 2/3 Twelth 2' Fifteenth   Great Super Chimes(Prepared in console only)   Swell 16' Bourdon 8' Principal 8' Stopped Diapason 8' Viola da Gamba 8' Voix Celeste(GG) 8' Aeoline 4'Octave Geigen 4' Flauto Traverso 2' Piccolo 8' Trompette 8' Oboe Tremulant Swell Sub Swell Super   Pedal 16' Contra Bass (metal) 16' Bourdon 16' Gedeckt 8' Violoncello 8' Stopped Flute 4' Choral Bass chimes(Prepared in console only)       Couplers Great to Pedal Swell to Pedal Great Super to Pedal Sweoo Super to Pedal Swell to Great Swell Sub to Great Swell Super to Great     Adjustable Combination Pistons   1,2,3,4 to Great and Pedal 1,2,3,4 to Swell 1,2,3,4 to Entire Organ One reversible Great to Pedal (foot) Full Organ (foot) Release Adjuster   Balanced Pedals   Expression Pedal to Swell Crescendo Pedal on all stops and couplers   Indicators Crescendo Full Organ Wind Voltmeter     Electro Pneumatic action   Console detached and located in the Chancel woodworkof Oak and interior keyframes , stop-jambs ,music rack interior = fittings of Polished Walnut Organ bench Oak Drawknob stop action and tilting tablet couplers Organ is divided in two one section of each side of the chancel        
(back) Subject: Re: [SecondTouch] Effect of swell shutter opening on tonality (cross posted) - the last word ? From: "Bruce Miles" <bruce@gbmuk.fsnet.co.uk> Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2001 17:58:34 -0000   Following the long running thread on the above, and with thanks to various corresponents, I have just put a little homily on the subject on my website. This = includes a short sound clip which emulates (at least to an approximation) the = effect of a 'swell pedal dip' on a typically brash Compton Tuba + Trumpet combination. Go to www.gbmuk.fsnet.co.uk/misc. - bottom of the page.   Thanks for your interest in this.   Bruce Miles   mail to:- bruce@gbmuk.fsnet.co.uk website:- www.gbmuk.fsnet.co.uk      
(back) Subject: Tuners From: "Roy Redman" <rredman@imagin.net> Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2001 14:23:07 -0600   In previous postings, I mentioned tuning programs for computers. I found the information: l. Rayburn Cyber Tuner, developed by Dean Reyburn; can be accessed at www.reyburn.com/innovations.html 2. Tune Lab, by Robert Scott. This can be accessed at rscott@wwnet.net I first heard of this program from David Porritt, piano technician at SMU, who told me he has sold all his other tuners and uses it exclusively. An article by him on the use of this tuning program is included at the web site. Its features are mostly for piano tuners, however, and we must also have doubts about carrying a laptop computer into organ chambers and cases. When I was last in touch   with Robert Scott, he was interested in developing a tuning program for organs, perhaps to be used with a palm. Check with him if you are interested. Roy Redman    
(back) Subject: Ebay, still the world's best humor site... From: "Adrianne Schutt" <maybe@pipcom.com> Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2001 16:45:25 -0500   Give or take that the brand name makes B3 lovers perk up (running joke that "Hammond Dust" and "Leslie Dust" is the magic ingredient that makes some of them sound better), this looks like a pretty normal auction for a sawdust collector, right?   http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3D1661043429   Now re-read the description, noting the email address that tips off where =   this "Hammond dust collector" has been for the last 15 years. lol   Have fun! Ad ;->    
(back) Subject: Re: Ebay, still the world's best humor site... From: <Wurlibird1@aol.com> Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2001 17:13:07 EST   Adrianne Schutt writes:   > Now re-read the description, noting the email address that tips off = where this "Hammond dust collector" has been for the last 15 years. lol <<   Yeah, Markowitz was known for quality stuff. This sucker (pun intended) = only had to be oiled once a year and it never went out of tune. It is ironic = that it took a Hammond to really build an Allen.   Thanks for the laugh, Ad. :) Jim Pitts  
(back) Subject: Most attractive opportunity From: <flcg1018@mails.fju.edu.tw> Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2001 06:17:27 +0800 (CST)   I trust the following will be of interest to some of our list members.   Best wishes to all,     Morton Belcher   ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2001 21:33:44 -0000 From: Mark Checkley <MCheckley@mcheckley.fsbusiness.co.uk> Subject: Most attractive opportunity   Will those on piporg-l, and any other relevant lists, be kind enough to cross-post for me ?   Many Thanks, Mark Checkley.   St. Mark's Church, Fairfield.   Required, as soon as possible: Choirmaster or Organist and Choirmaster. (Organ help available if = required) further to develop the already successful but small-scale = musical life of this active village church. Enthusiasm and "people skills" = more important than technical musicianship. Choir leadership / expansion / = recruitment of others, including children (Church school on-site) would be = primary.   Charming village Church in rural Worcestershire, but only 2 miles from the City of Birmingham.   Mostly traditional music, except for monthly Family Service, which focuses on strictly the more worthy / meaningful of the contemporary repertoire. Nothing banal, nothing a traditional musician would regard as "rubbish" !   Common Worship Eucharist ("Rite A lookalike"), 1662 Evensong.   One Service every Sunday, two once a month.   Very competent small Adult Choir (9 voices, balanced parts) with useful, mostly a capella repertoire (Tallis, Morley, Palestrina etc.)   STUNNING "Cathedral" acoustic.   Delightful 2 manual chamber Organ (16: 8 8 4 2: 8 4 2 8:) mechanical action throughout.   Deeply supportive Clergy. Friendly Congregation.   Regular co-operative ventures (Evensong, Festivals) with larger (but less refined) Choir of Mother Church in next village (of which the writer is Director).   Modest remuneration; opportunities for considerable "fee-earning" at St. Mark's and other churches in our United Benefice of three Churches.   Further details from:   The Rector, The Rectory, Belbroughton, Worcestershire, England.   01562 730531.   Email enquiries to this mailbox - mcheckley@mcheckley.fsbusiness.co.uk will be forwarded to the Rector.        
(back) Subject: Re: Ebay, still the world's best humor site... From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2001 18:07:25 EST   Hi Ad   There's a music book for sale called Choir and Organ on Ebey that even has swastica's on the front cover. It's in English! I wonder what part of the world that came from?   Ron  
(back) Subject: [Fwd: Temperament] From: "Roy Redman" <rredman@imagin.net> Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2001 17:41:34 -0600       -------- Original Message -------- Subject: Temperament Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2001 22:10:46 -0600 From: Roy Redman <rredman@IMAGIN.NET> Reply-To: Roy Redman <rredman@IMAGIN.NET> To: PIPORG-L@listserv.albany.edu   Many things about music are subjective. If you say you like A better than B, you are certainly welcome to your opinion. Equal Temperament is not subjective. Either it is correct, or it is not. The industry standard for many years was the Stroboconn. This electronic tuner, with its 12 strobe wheels was used for tuning all wind instruments. In addition, generations of wind instrument players practiced in front of this instrument to perfect their intonation in equal temperament. It was very bulky and heavy for carrying to pianos and organs, so more compact alternatives have been developed. The aural tuners, those which produce audible tones can be dismissed for temperament setting because of the middle ground effect. You can prove this to yourself by turning the vernier almost 2 cents in either direction before you hear an audible beat. When the Sanderson accutuner, an electronic strobe, was developed, it was adopted as the almost universal standard for piano tuners. To become a Craftsman member of the Piano Tuners Guild, you must be able to set an equal temperament which is usually graded by this tuner To become a certified Fellow of the American Institute of Organbuilders you must be able to set an equal temperament which is graded by this tuner or one of the most recently developed by Marc Vogel and sold under the name TLA. These instruments are extremely accurate to about 1/2 of 1%. In addition, there are now tuning programs for laptops that are extremely accurate and easy to use. May of the most advanced will automatically analyze a piano for   stretch ratio and then memorize it for the specific piano. Pianos have the treble octaves stretched because of the rod effect in the treble strings which causes the overtones to be out of tune to the fundamental. Again, this is not subjective. It can be analyzed and installed in the tuning program so that the treble strings will sound most in tune. Organs do not have treble octaves stretched, and if tuned aurally need octaves checked by fourths and fifths as previously noted on this list. This does not mean that someone can simply buy one of these tuners and begin tuning everything perfectly. There are many factors which a tuner has to take into consideration and many techniques to be learned to produce a satisfactory result. As a pitch standard, however, and for checking a temperament, these modern electronic tuners with visual readouts are the standard to which we must work. Most also have a variety of historic temperaments built in if you prefer those, and many are programmable so that you can develop your own temperament if you wish. Roy Redman   :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Note: opinions expressed on PIPORG-L are those of the individual con- tributors and not necessarily those of the list owners nor of the Uni- versity at Albany. For a brief summary of list commands, send mail to listserv@listserv.albany.edu saying GET LSVCMMDS.TXT or see the web page at http://www.albany.edu/piporg-l/lsvcmmds.html . ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::  
(back) Subject: Re: New England Church Positions From: "douglas morgan" <dkmorgan76209@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2001 19:19:25 -0800 (PST)     Dear Mr. Speller:   I have been to several churches to correct the organs for being very much out-of-tune. Someone there had discovered that the reservoir tops were nice places to put boxes of old hymnals, and also on top of tremulants.   D. Keith Morgan --- "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> wrote: > <arpschneider@starband.net> wrote: > > In the same way they all know everything about > organbuilding > > but are amazed at the fact that Reservoir tops > actually MOVE > > when the organ is used > > It is probably just as well to keep them in > ignorance about this. When I > was working in Pennsylvania, I once turned up in a > church to service their > Moller organ. There seemed to be something wrong > with the winding system, > and this prompted me to go down into the basement > and look at the blower > room. I discovered that someone in the church had > discovered that the > static reservoir lid could move. Accordingly they > had screwed it down. > > John Speller > > > "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 >     __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Find a job, post your resume. http://careers.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Crazy things organ tuners find! From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2001 00:02:43 EST   Dear Keith   That's almost as bad as the church sexton screwing the top of the reservoir down because it moved.   Regards, Ron Severin ---------------------------------------------------------------------------= ---   -------------------- Dear Mr. Speller:   I have been to several churches to correct the organs for being very much out-of-tune. Someone there had discovered that the reservoir tops were nice places to put boxes of old hymnals, and also on top of tremulants.   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------= ---   -------------------  
(back) Subject: Re: Ebay, still the world's best humor site... From: "Blaine Ricketts" <blaineri@home.com> Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2001 21:20:30 -0800   Don't forget the swastica was a good luck symbol before Hitler came to power. I've seen a USA Boy Scout Good Luck Medal from about 1910 that had one on the reverse side. B   RonSeverin@aol.com wrote: > > Hi Ad > > There's a music book for sale called Choir and Organ on Ebey > that even has swastica's on the front cover.  
(back) Subject: Fulltime Churches/organists in general From: <Oboe32@aol.com> Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2001 00:52:54 EST     --part1_6d.1d18a8b4.291cc936_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Hey All, Oh man, finally have some time to breath a bit! I can not = wait for Thanksgiving break. I've been in elementary practicum and have a 17 credit load, which means NO SLEEP, long hours, and mad private teachers = due to decreased practicing. I'm slowly coming to terms that my double degree = in Church and Music Ed. will take me 5 years, but I see great results once I = get the degrees, at least within the schools. I am still not sure on which = route to take...fulltime church, or fulltime school. Schools seem to offer more = in the longrun, but churches have everything I want. I've started thinking = about this as some of my fellow juniors have already started looking into grad. school. I just really want to get through my degrees, take some time for myself, go somewhere warm, surf, and maybe then get a fulltime job. Who = knows about grad. school, no need to rush the inevitable! HA! The guy I replaced = at my present church was 89 when he left, GOD BLESS HIM! I figure that if I = can live and work that long, I'll start a little bit later, party a bit more, = and see some more sites before I get into it. So anyway, my point...does anyone have any advice on, fulltime = church, part time church, fulltime ed., or just be a crazy organ builder?   -Pete   --part1_6d.1d18a8b4.291cc936_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>Hey All, <BR> = &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Oh = man, finally have some time to breath a bit! I can not wait for = Thanksgiving break. I've been in elementary practicum and have a 17 credit = load, which means NO SLEEP, long hours, and mad private teachers due to = decreased practicing. I'm slowly coming to terms that my double degree in = Church and Music Ed. will take me 5 years, but I see great results once I = get the degrees, at least within the schools. I am still not sure on which = route to take...fulltime church, or fulltime school. Schools seem to offer = more in the longrun, but churches have everything I want. I've started = thinking about this as some of my fellow juniors have already started = looking into grad. school. I just really want to get through my degrees, = take some time for myself, go somewhere warm, surf, and maybe then get a = fulltime job. Who knows about grad. school, no need to rush the = inevitable! HA! The guy I replaced at my present church was <BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;So anyway, my point...does anyone = have any advice on, fulltime church, part time church, fulltime ed., or = just be a crazy organ builder? <BR> <BR>-Pete</FONT></HTML>   --part1_6d.1d18a8b4.291cc936_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Announcing Dr. Jonathan B. Hall From: <OrganNYC@aol.com> Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2001 02:29:45 EST     --part1_15e.39849b0.291cdfe9_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   You may now call him Doctor Hall!   Congratulations to our own Jonathan Hall, on his receiving the Doctorate = of Musical Arts at Indiana University in Bloomington. Jonathan was a student = of Dr. Marilyn Keiser, and did his thesis on the life and music of Calvin Hampton. Dr. Hall serves as the Editor of the NYC AGO's The AGO Times, and = is the Calendar Editor for same. He is the Organist/Choirmaster at the Church = of the Epiphany in Manhattan, and is Director of Music for Temple Emanuel in Great Neck.   Bravo, Jonathan!         --part1_15e.39849b0.291cdfe9_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><P ALIGN=3DCENTER><FONT = COLOR=3D"#030025" SIZE=3D4><B>You may now call him Doctor = Hall!</FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#030025" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"></B> <BR><P ALIGN=3DLEFT> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#030025" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0">Congratulations to our own <B>Jonathan Hall</B>, = on his receiving the Doctorate of Musical Arts at Indiana University in = Bloomington. Jonathan was a student of Dr. Marilyn Keiser, and did his = thesis on the life and music of Calvin Hampton. Dr. Hall serves as the = Editor of the NYC AGO's <I>The AGO Times, </I>and is the Calendar Editor = for same. He is the Organist/Choirmaster at the Church of the Epiphany in = Manhattan, and is Director of Music for Temple Emanuel in Great Neck. <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#030025" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> <BR><B><I>Bravo, Jonathan!</B></I> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR></P></P></FONT></HTML>   --part1_15e.39849b0.291cdfe9_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Announcing Dr. Jonathan B. Hall From: "Marika E. Buchberger, LRPS" <marika57@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 09 Nov 2001 03:44:43 -0500     --------------32D8D6EE45BFE63C94A7B7BF Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3Dus-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Yeah!!!   (But does Dr. Hall do house calls?)   OrganNYC@aol.com wrote:   > You may now call him Doctor Hall! > > > Congratulations to our own Jonathan Hall, on his receiving the > Doctorate of Musical Arts at Indiana University in Bloomington. > Jonathan was a student of Dr. Marilyn Keiser, and did his thesis on > the life and music of Calvin Hampton. Dr. Hall serves as the Editor of > the NYC AGO's The AGO Times, and is the Calendar Editor for same. He > is the Organist/Choirmaster at the Church of the Epiphany in > Manhattan, and is Director of Music for Temple Emanuel in Great Neck. > > Bravo, Jonathan! > > >   -- ***************************************************** Healthcare references for everyone. "Recipient of the year 2000 Featured Site Award at healthAtoZ.com" http://home.earthlink.net/~marika57/m_erika.html   Internet Safety Lessons. Must reading for everyone. http://home.earthlink.net/~marika57/safetylessons.html *****************************************************     --------------32D8D6EE45BFE63C94A7B7BF Content-Type: text/html; charset=3Dus-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <!doctype html public "-//w3c//dtd html 4.0 transitional//en"> <html> Yeah!!! <p>(But does Dr. Hall do house calls?) <p>OrganNYC@aol.com wrote: <blockquote TYPE=3DCITE> <center><b><font face=3D"arial,helvetica"><font color=3D"#030025"><font = size=3D+1>You may now call him Doctor Hall!</font></font></font></b></center>   <p><br> <p><font face=3D"Arial"><font color=3D"#030025"><font = size=3D-1>Congratulations to our own <b>Jonathan Hall</b>, on his receiving the Doctorate of Musical Arts at Indiana University in Bloomington. Jonathan was a student of Dr. Marilyn Keiser, and did his thesis on the life and music of Calvin = Hampton. Dr. Hall serves as the Editor of the NYC AGO's <i>The AGO Times, </i>and is the Calendar Editor for same. He is the Organist/Choirmaster at the Church of the Epiphany in Manhattan, and is Director of Music for Temple Emanuel in Great Neck.</font></font></font> <p><b><i><font face=3D"Arial"><font color=3D"#030025"><font = size=3D+0>Bravo, Jonathan!</font></font></font></i></b> <br>&nbsp; <br>&nbsp; <br>&nbsp;</blockquote>   <p>-- <br>***************************************************** <br>Healthcare references for everyone. <br>"Recipient of the year 2000 Featured Site Award at healthAtoZ.com" <br><A = HREF=3D"http://home.earthlink.net/~marika57/m_erika.html">http://home.earth= link.net/~marika57/m_erika.html</A> <p>Internet Safety Lessons. Must reading for everyone. <br><A = HREF=3D"http://home.earthlink.net/~marika57/safetylessons.html">http://home= .earthlink.net/~marika57/safetylessons.html</A> <br>***************************************************** <br>&nbsp;</html>   --------------32D8D6EE45BFE63C94A7B7BF--