PipeChat Digest #2424 - Tuesday, October 9, 2001
 
Glenda in the land that time forgot!
  by "Wayne Grauel" <wgvideo@attglobal.net>
Re: Felix's performances
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com>
Re: Used consoles free
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com>
organ builder sad
  by "Weber, Richard" <rweber@aero.net>
Re: Felix's performances
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com>
IRC NOW
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Electronic Organ for Sale - cross posted
  by "Dick Metzger" <dick@NetReach.Net>
Re: Used consoles free
  by "Blaine Ricketts" <blaineri@home.com>
A-S Pedalboards
  by "Randy Terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com>
AGO consoles
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: A-S Pedalboards
  by "Blaine Ricketts" <blaineri@home.com>
 

(back) Subject: Glenda in the land that time forgot! From: "Wayne Grauel" <wgvideo@attglobal.net> Date: Mon, 08 Oct 2001 19:45:51 -0400       > Subject: Proper 22C - the land that time forgot > From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> > Date: Sun, 7 Oct 2001 18:38:18 -0500 > > Proper 22, Year C > St. Agatha's Episcopal Church > DeFuniak Springs, Florida > > Prelude: > Prelude and Fugue in G minor (BWV 535) - J. S. Bach > Mein Jesu, der du mich - Johannes Brahms > Processional Hymn: Ancient of Days > (Albany) - insert > Sequence Hymn: Come, labor on > (Ora labora) - H 541 > Offertory Hymn: O Jesus, I have promised > (Nyland) - H 655 > Music during Communion: > Come, thou fount of every blessing > (Nettleton; text H 686) > I sought the Lord, and afterward I knew > (Faith; text H 689) > Closing Hymn: Commit thou all that grieves thee > (Herzlich tut mich verlangen) - H 669 > Postlude: > The Queen's Procession - Oliphant Chuckerbutty   Glenda.... yes, you are paving the way for your congregation to appreciate = the attributes and results of good musicianship. Whether they see fit to = shell out for someone, is an answer only time can tell because they are = not likely to find a another Glenda to fill your shoes when you quit! If = you're like me, that's not really your problem is it... I'm sure it's = not the money that drives you to do what you do!.... It really feels = good to do good music doesn't it!   Wayne    
(back) Subject: Re: Felix's performances From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2001 19:36:23 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0096_01C15030.839C5EC0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   I was at school with a child prodigy too. He was descended from a =3D famous eighteenth-century organist and composer. At the age of thirteen = =3D (the earliest age he was able to reach the pedals), he could play =3D Franck's "Piece Heroique" flawlessly from sight. We were a somewhat =3D worried at the time that he was a little lacking in emotion in his =3D playing, but the Director of Music said that would come when he got =3D through adolescence, and sure enough it did. He was an FRCO before he =3D left school at 18 on a scholarship to Cambridge University. And how did = =3D he turn out? He got a double first at Cambridge in Mathematics and =3D Medicine, and now he is a distinguished Professor of Medicine. Alas, he = =3D hardly even plays the organ any more.   John Speller   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0096_01C15030.839C5EC0 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META content=3D3D"text/html; charset=3D3Dwindows-1252" =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>I was at school with a child = prodigy=3D20 too.&nbsp;&nbsp; He was descended from a famous eighteenth-century =3D organist and=3D20 composer.&nbsp; At the age of thirteen (the earliest age he was able to = =3D reach=3D20 the pedals), he could play Franck's "Piece Heroique" flawlessly from=3D20 sight.&nbsp; We were a somewhat worried at the time that he was a little = =3D lacking=3D20 in emotion in his playing, but the Director of Music said that would =3D come when=3D20 he got through adolescence, and sure enough it did.&nbsp; He was an FRCO = =3D before=3D20 he left school at 18 on a scholarship to Cambridge University.&nbsp; And = =3D how did=3D20 he turn out?&nbsp; He got a double first at Cambridge in Mathematics and = =3D   Medicine, and now he is a distinguished Professor of Medicine.&nbsp; =3D Alas, he=3D20 hardly even plays the organ any more.</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>John = Speller</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0096_01C15030.839C5EC0--    
(back) Subject: Re: Used consoles free From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2001 19:48:31 -0500   <TubaMagna@aol.com> wrote:   > Some of the BIG AMERICAN FACTORY BUILDERS did NOT use AGO standard pedal > claviers   Aeolian-Skinner and Moller, for example. Personally I prefer their dimensions to the AGO ones.   John Speller.    
(back) Subject: organ builder sad From: "Weber, Richard" <rweber@aero.net> Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2001 20:38:37 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0009_01C15039.350A9B10 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Organ Builder Sad   At the services yesterday morning in Dr. Parkhurst's Church, the Madison = =3D Square Presbyterian, a serious-looking, spectacled man was wandering =3D about the back of the auditorium seeking different places from which to = =3D listen to the two organs, the chancel and the west, or gallery, organ.   He was the foreman in charge of the construction of the organ, on which = =3D he has been working six months. When the deepest tones of the organ =3D swelled out he remarked to a member of the church:   "When we put in the thirty-two diapason I said to my boss, 'That is the = =3D finest thirty-two in the United States.' The boss listened to it a =3D minute and said, 'That is the finest thirty-two in the whole world. ' "   This 'thirty-two" is the biggest pipe in an organ and is thirty-two feet = =3D long. Notwithstanding his pride in the instrument, however, the foreman = =3D appeared to be a little disappointed in one respect.   "Just before the thirty-two was put in Henry Ward Beecher's Church," he = =3D said, "Mr Beecher crawled through it himself, but Dr. Parkhurst didn't =3D crawl through this one."   From the Piano, Organ and Musical Instrument Workers' Official Journal, = =3D Feb. 1907, Vol. 9, # 3   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0009_01C15039.350A9B10 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 http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type content=3D3D"text/html; =3D charset=3D3Diso-8859-1"> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 6.00.2600.0" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV align=3D3Dcenter><STRONG><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Organ = Builder=3D20 Sad</FONT></STRONG></DIV> <DIV align=3D3Dcenter><STRONG><FONT face=3D3DArial =3D size=3D3D2></FONT></STRONG>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV align=3D3Dleft><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>At the services = yesterday =3D morning in Dr.=3D20 Parkhurst's Church, the Madison Square Presbyterian, a = serious-looking,=3D20 spectacled&nbsp; man was wandering about the back of the auditorium =3D seeking=3D20 different places&nbsp; from which to listen to the two organs, the =3D chancel and=3D20 the west, or gallery, organ.</FONT></DIV> <DIV align=3D3Dleft><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV align=3D3Dleft><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>He was the foreman in = =3D charge of the=3D20 construction of the organ, on which he has been working six =3D months.&nbsp; When=3D20 the deepest tones of the organ swelled out he remarked to a member of =3D the=3D20 church:</FONT></DIV> <DIV align=3D3Dleft><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV align=3D3Dleft><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>"When we put in the = =3D thirty-two diapason=3D20 I said to my boss, 'That is the finest thirty-two in the United States.' = =3D The=3D20 boss listened to it a minute and said, 'That is the finest thirty-two in = =3D the=3D20 whole world. ' "</FONT></DIV> <DIV align=3D3Dleft><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV align=3D3Dleft><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>This 'thirty-two" is = the =3D biggest pipe in=3D20 an organ and is thirty-two feet long. Notwithstanding his pride in = the=3D20 instrument, however, the foreman appeared to be a little disappointed in = =3D one=3D20 respect.</FONT></DIV> <DIV align=3D3Dleft><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV align=3D3Dleft><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>"Just before the =3D thirty-two was put in=3D20 Henry Ward Beecher's Church," he said, "Mr Beecher crawled through it =3D himself,=3D20 but Dr. Parkhurst didn't crawl through this one."</FONT></DIV> <DIV align=3D3Dleft><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV align=3D3Dleft><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>From the <EM>Piano, = Organ =3D and Musical=3D20 Instrument Workers' Official Journal, Feb. 1907, Vol. 9, #=3D20 3</EM></FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0009_01C15039.350A9B10--    
(back) Subject: Re: Felix's performances From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2001 20:58:56 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_000E_01C1503C.0BD5B7E0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   In response to John Speller's post:=3D20   Oh, no - does that mean that Felix will turn out to be an astronaut or =3D doctor? God forbid he become a lawyer.   Glenda Sutton   ------=3D_NextPart_000_000E_01C1503C.0BD5B7E0 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>In response to John Speller's post: = =3D </FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Oh, no - does that mean that Felix = will =3D turn out to=3D20 be an astronaut or doctor?&nbsp; God forbid he become a =3D lawyer.</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Glenda =3D Sutton</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_000E_01C1503C.0BD5B7E0--    
(back) Subject: IRC NOW From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Mon, 08 Oct 2001 19:23:22 -0700   We're there.   Cheers,   Bud    
(back) Subject: Electronic Organ for Sale - cross posted From: "Dick Metzger" <dick@NetReach.Net> Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2001 22:28:07 -0400       Posted for a friend For Sale Baldwin Studio II Electronic Organ 2 61 note manuals 32 note pedalboard Walnut console Approx 25 years old. Call for information and to make offer Would make a great practice organ Call 215.379.2275 Located in suburban Philadelphia (Abington Township) Dick Metzger Theatre Organ Society of the Delaware Valley    
(back) Subject: Re: Used consoles free From: "Blaine Ricketts" <blaineri@home.com> Date: Mon, 08 Oct 2001 20:29:15 -0700   Hi Paul,   Yes, I can do that. I think I have two manuals with Walnut cheeks from a vintage with the removable plastic front keys MOS I. I think I also have two cheeks from a Theatre Deluxe analog organ where the wood used is a kind of medium blonde color. Which one might be best? Where do you live? I'm not sure what to charge you other than labor to pack and ship them. What happened to the cheeks on your keyboards?   Blaine Ricketts   Paul Valtos wrote: > > Dear Blaine, > Would you be interested in selling the manual cheeks from one of = the > Allen consoles.That's the piece of wood right next to low an high C. If = you > do, let me know what you want for them. > Paul >  
(back) Subject: A-S Pedalboards From: "Randy Terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com> Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2001 21:55:41 -0700 (PDT)   --0-703998896-1002603341=3D:40339 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3Dus-ascii     John, could you elaborate about what exactly is the difference in an A-S = pedalboard and say the average Klann? The 1978 Moller console I played on = seemed to be quite normal. We have purchased a 1961 A-S "choirmaster = console." It is drawknob and I could live inside the shell if forced to, = but there is something about the keyboards that supposedly makes it = shorter. The pedals look to be perhaps not as concave as many, but I have = often found major builders of EP organs have great differences in pedal = and manual feel, regardless of deminisions. Variety, the spice of life, as = long as it plays!     Randy Terry Minister of Music, Organist & Choirmaster The Episcopal Church of St. Peter Redwood City, California www.stpetersrwc.org     --------------------------------- Do You Yahoo!? NEW from Yahoo! GeoCities - quick and easy web site hosting, just = $8.95/month. --0-703998896-1002603341=3D:40339 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3Dus-ascii   <P>John, could you elaborate about what exactly is the difference in an = A-S pedalboard and say the average Klann? The 1978 Moller console I played = on seemed to be quite normal. We have purchased a 1961 A-S "choirmaster = console." It is drawknob and I could live inside the shell if forced to, = but there is something about the keyboards that supposedly makes it = shorter. The pedals look to be perhaps not as concave as many, but I have = often found major builders of EP organs have great differences in pedal = and manual feel, regardless of deminisions. Variety, the spice of life, as = long as it plays!</P><BR><BR>Randy Terry<br>Minister of Music, Organist = &amp; Choirmaster<br>The Episcopal Church of St. Peter<br>Redwood City, = California<br>www.stpetersrwc.org<p><br><hr size=3D1><b>Do You = Yahoo!?</b><br> NEW from Yahoo! GeoCities - quick and easy <a href=3D"http://rd.yahoo.com/mail_us/tag/?http://geocities.yahoo.com/ps/info= 1" target=3D"_blank">web site hosting</a>, just $8.95/month. --0-703998896-1002603341=3D:40339--  
(back) Subject: AGO consoles From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Mon, 08 Oct 2001 22:14:30 -0700   Never having had one to PLAY until I was in college, I can't get too excited about it.   I grew up on (1) straight flat 25 note pedalboard, (2) flat radiating 27 note pedalboard, (3) slightly concave radiating 30-note pedalboard, (4) 49 note manual compass, (5) 56 note manual compass, (6) 58 note manual compass ... and that was just in one little town in rural Florida (grin).   Big deal ... learn to adapt ... I did.   It strikes me as odd that people who had my early experience don't have trouble moving from organ to organ, but people with nothing but AGO console experience have difficulty.   Point: there ARE no AGO consoles outside the U.S., except possibly in Canada. Wanna play recitals in Europe? Get flexible (grin).   Cheers,   Bud-by-the-Beach    
(back) Subject: Re: A-S Pedalboards From: "Blaine Ricketts" <blaineri@home.com> Date: Mon, 08 Oct 2001 23:14:34 -0700   Randy Terry wrote: > > We have purchased a 1961 A-S "choirmaster console."   What does the term "choirmaster console" mean?   Blaine Ricketts