PipeChat Digest #2397 - Monday, September 24, 2001
 
Solemnity of St. Matthew (the Patronal Feast) (X-posted)
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: Just a Musician
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
New Nichols and Simpson organ
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
Re: Just a Musician
  by "Mike Gettelman" <mike3247@earthlink.net>
From New York
  by "Jonathan B. Hall" <jonahall@indiana.edu>
Re: Just a Musician
  by <Innkawgneeto@cs.com>
Re:  PipeChat Digest #2389
  by <RJAYWILL@aol.com>
JACKSON WILLIAMS BEING DROPPED
  by "douglas morgan" <dkmorgan76209@yahoo.com>
Re: Just a Musician
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Baby grand piano for sale - Florida
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: JACKSON WILLIAMS BEING DROPPED
  by "Stanley Lowkis" <nstarfil@mediaone.net>
Re: New Nichols and Simpson organ
  by "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@arkansas.net>
Looking For Teacher In Dallas Area (X-post)
  by <Devon3000@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Solemnity of St. Matthew (the Patronal Feast) (X-posted) From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2001 06:58:36 -0700   Voluntary - Gaudeamus - Titcomb Processional - He Sat To Watch O'er Customs Paid - Deus tuorum militum Setting - Willan/Scottish Chant Gradual - Jubilate Deo - Anglican chant - Russell in F Anthem - Let Us Now Praise Famous Men - Vaughan Williams Communion Hymn - The Eternal Gifts of Christ the King - Mechlin chant ("O Salutaris") Kneeling Hymn - America (verse 4) Recessional - Come Sing, Ye Choirs Exultant - Ellacombe Voluntary - Improvisation upon "Ellacombe"   Thus are the mighty fallen (sigh) ...   I went over to the site of the new church yesterday ... the framework of the nave is up; I can see where the choir loft is going to be, and the steel reinforcements for the pipe-loft above.   Cheers,   Bud    
(back) Subject: Re: Just a Musician From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2001 10:24:31 EDT   Also, now that we see what real heroes are all about, Americans must = rethink the "hero" status they bestow upon ball players.  
(back) Subject: New Nichols and Simpson organ From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2001 10:33:42 EDT   Tim:   A Nichols and Simpson website photo shows you building a swell shutter engine, which resembles a solenoid construct of the whiffle-tree concept, = a la EMS. Can you elaborate on it for the list?   Seb  
(back) Subject: Re: Just a Musician From: "Mike Gettelman" <mike3247@earthlink.net> Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2001 11:04:03 -0400   Hi Seb, Don't you think we might allow that there are different types of = heroes without minimizing the importance of any given type. Some of my heroes are = pipe organ tonal people like yourself, but that certainly does not mean I think = any less of those who are responding to the tragedy. Heroic activity can take = many forms it would seem. Would we even be talking about heroes right now if = the events of Sept. 11 had not taken place? Sincerely Mike Gettelman   TubaMagna@aol.com wrote:   > Also, now that we see what real heroes are all about, Americans must = rethink > the "hero" status they bestow upon ball players. > >    
(back) Subject: From New York From: "Jonathan B. Hall" <jonahall@indiana.edu> Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2001 14:38:40 -0500 (EST)     Hi, all.   My parish is putting out a special edition of our newsletter, "MANIFEST," in light of the WTC disaster and the continuing crisis in our nation and world.   I always contribute a column, titled "From the Organ Bench." I thought I'd share this with you; I've just finished it.   All best,   Jonathan         From the Organ Bench       From harmony, from heavenly harmony, This universal frame began; From harmony to harmony Through all the compass of the notes it ran, The diapason closing full in Man.     John Dryden's words from "A Song for Saint Cecilia's Day" are a challenge and a rebuke to us. Humanity is seen as the "diapason closing full," that is, the perfect final cadence of God's divine harmony. We are supposed to be the most harmonious and the most beautiful part of the universe, the summit and summation of the heavenly music that raised everything from nothing. Is that how you feel right now?   Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's vision in "The Arsenal at Springfield" also strikes me to the heart, as an organist.       This is the arsenal: from floor to ceiling, Like a huge organ, rise the burnished arms; But from their silent pipes no anthem pealing Startles the villages with strange alarms.   Ah, what a sound will rise, how wild and dreary, When the death-angel touches those swift keys! What loud lament and dismal Miserere Will mingle with their awful symphonies!       Music and art and literature are so very important, so very necessary, to our completeness as human beings. In the search for order, harmony, cadence, melody, and form we discipline ourselves to seek God's will through all our senses. The arts stand at the right hand of revelation itself.   This is why I so deeply appreciated singing Carl P. Daw's new hymn, "When Sudden Terror Tears Apart," at Eucharist on the 23rd. Fr. Daw wrote that hymn as the fires were still burning downtown. He wrote it to help us, and to comfort us, and to light a small candle of beauty in the very midnight of ugliness. In naming our pain, he aided our healing.   Artists remind us that harmony is a realistic human goal; but also that it is very, very difficult to achieve and maintain. May we work as hard as we must to restore some sense of harmony to our unbelievably dissonant world. Then Longfellow's dream, we pray, will be fulfilled:     Down the dark future, through long generations, The echoing sounds grow fainter and then cease; And like a bell, with solemn, sweet vibrations, I hear once more the voice of Christ say, "Peace!"     ---Jonathan      
(back) Subject: Re: Just a Musician From: <Innkawgneeto@cs.com> Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2001 19:33:53 EDT     --part1_d7.c73720d.28dfcb61_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit       > I think everybody in > America is pulling their weight with amazing compassion   Absolutely. And I didn't mean to imply that I think any less of the = sports teams. What I meant to say is, they all, for varying reasons, took a = break. We musicians did not. When sports didn't seem appropriate, music was important to the healing process. Sports will now become part of that healing process.   This is one time when I was grateful to be a church musician, when I could =   assist in the healing process, and so early on.   Peace to you all. We're about to finish week #2 of this trauma.   Neil Brown     --part1_d7.c73720d.28dfcb61_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><BODY BGCOLOR=3D"#ffffff"><FONT = SIZE=3D2> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">I think everybody = in <BR>America is pulling their weight with amazing compassion</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>Absolutely. &nbsp;And I didn't mean to imply that I think any less of = the sports teams. &nbsp;What I meant to say is, &nbsp;they all, for = varying reasons, took a break. &nbsp;We musicians did not. &nbsp;When = sports didn't seem appropriate, music was important to the healing = process. &nbsp;Sports will now become part of that healing process. &nbsp; <BR> <BR>This is one time when I was grateful to be a church musician, when I = could assist in the healing process, and so early on. &nbsp; <BR> <BR>Peace to you all. &nbsp;We're about to finish week #2 of this trauma. <BR> <BR>Neil Brown <BR></FONT></HTML>   --part1_d7.c73720d.28dfcb61_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #2389 From: <RJAYWILL@aol.com> Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2001 19:38:10 EDT   Would someone please tell me why the subject PipeChat is not abailable?   Thanks,   R Jay Williamson  
(back) Subject: JACKSON WILLIAMS BEING DROPPED From: "douglas morgan" <dkmorgan76209@yahoo.com> Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2001 17:18:23 -0700 (PDT)   Dear Pipechatters:   Below is a letter I sent to Jackson Williams who was recently dropped from the PIPECHAT list.   D. Keith Morgan   > Dear Jackson: > > I never did get involved enough to know what your > letter was all about, but I certainly was surprised > to > have the owner of PIPECHAT make the decision he did > and kick YOU off the PIPECHAT list. > > I thought the message you received was the most > juvenile and brainless nonsense I have ever heard. > > Apparently I deleted the gist of this matter, since > PIPECHAT and PIPEORG-L keep my mailbox so cluttered > up > with useless trash. During a day, I get usually 100 > messages. I delete about 99.9% of them, and maybe > if > I'm lucky, I'll get one or two that are actually > worth > reading. > > I regret very much having you no longer on the list > since your messages were in the very small > percentage > of messages worth reading. > > My best to you. > > D. Keith Morgan   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get email alerts & NEW webcam video instant messaging with Yahoo! = Messenger. http://im.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Just a Musician From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2001 20:57:22 EDT     --part1_66.14c0e603.28dfdef2_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 9/23/01 7:34:55 PM Eastern Daylight Time, Innkawgneeto@cs.com writes:     > Absolutely. And I didn't mean to imply that I think any less of the = sports > teams. What I meant to say is, they all, for varying reasons, took a > break. We musicians did not.   I really hate to be a nag here, but the athletes did not "take a break." = The did not play because they felt it was not appropriate and they wanted their own grieving time. Just because musicians are doing something that was need at this = particular time, it does not make us more holy because we worked and they didn't. Although, I'm sure it's not intended this way, it certainly seems an = awfully arrogant attitude to me.   Please visit the NEWLY RENOVATED Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/   Bruce Cornely ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Duncan, Miles, Molly, and Dewi     --part1_66.14c0e603.28dfdef2_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 = 9/23/01 7:34:55 PM Eastern Daylight Time, Innkawgneeto@cs.com writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">Absolutely. = &nbsp;And I didn't mean to imply that I think any less of the sports = teams. &nbsp;What I meant to say is, &nbsp;they all, for varying reasons, = took a break. &nbsp;We musicians did not. &nbsp;</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>I really hate to be a nag here, but the athletes did not "take a = break." &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;The did not play because they felt it was not = appropriate and they wanted their own grieving time. &nbsp; <BR>Just because musicians are doing something that was need at this = particular time, it does not make us more holy because we worked and they = didn't. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Although, I'm sure it's not intended this way, = it certainly seems an awfully arrogant attitude to me. <BR> <BR>Please visit the NEWLY RENOVATED Howling Acres at = &nbsp;&nbsp;http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/ <BR> <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></FONT></HTML>   --part1_66.14c0e603.28dfdef2_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Baby grand piano for sale - Florida From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2001 21:01:10 EDT     --part1_71.13259383.28dfdfd6_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   The Chapel of the Incarnation (campus center UF/SFCC) has a nice 5' grand piano that is for sale. The name of the maker cannot be found. It is in = good condition and has a very comfortable action. Someone with very picky = ears would want it restrung, but it is not beyond listenable now. It was purchased for $2000 a couple of years ago, but a larger piano has recently =   been received as a gift.     Please visit the NEWLY RENOVATED Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/   Bruce Cornely ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Duncan, Miles, Molly, and Dewi     --part1_71.13259383.28dfdfd6_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>The Chapel of the = Incarnation (campus center UF/SFCC) has a nice 5' grand piano that is for = sale. The name of the maker cannot be found. &nbsp;It is in good condition = and has a very comfortable action. &nbsp;&nbsp;Someone with very picky = ears would want it restrung, but it is not beyond listenable now. = &nbsp;&nbsp;It was purchased for $2000 a couple of years ago, but a larger = piano has recently been received as a gift. <BR> <BR> <BR>Please visit the NEWLY RENOVATED Howling Acres at = &nbsp;&nbsp;http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/ <BR> <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></FONT></HTML>   --part1_71.13259383.28dfdfd6_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: JACKSON WILLIAMS BEING DROPPED From: "Stanley Lowkis" <nstarfil@mediaone.net> Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2001 21:55:59 -0400       douglas morgan wrote: > > Dear Pipechatters: > > Below is a letter I sent to Jackson Williams who was > recently dropped from the PIPECHAT list. > > D. Keith Morgan > > > Dear Jackson: > > > > I never did get involved enough to know what your > > letter was all about, but I certainly was surprised > > to > > have the owner of PIPECHAT make the decision he did > > and kick YOU off the PIPECHAT list.       Dear people of the the Lists that we love,   We're not even getting into the issue of free speech here. We are Guests here, beholden to the Listowners.   Obviously, If I chose to type in a rash of obscenities, our Hosts would throw me out of this privileged Forum.   ...But the listowners put a lot of work into Maintaining these Lists, because they Love doing it.   Thank you, David & Tim and Ben & Dave & Jerrel for this Privileged oasis on the internet.   love, Stan  
(back) Subject: Re: New Nichols and Simpson organ From: "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@arkansas.net> Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2001 20:59:20 -0500   At 10:33 AM 9/23/01 -0400, Seb wrote:   >A Nichols and Simpson website photo shows you building a swell shutter >engine, which resembles a solenoid construct of the whiffle-tree concept, = a >la EMS. Can you elaborate on it for the list? >   Greetings, Sebastian!   I'd be happy to!   You've got the whiffle-tree design right on, but those aren't solenoids -- they're miniature pneumatic cylinders, typically found in industrial machine control systems (and such things), powered by approx. 20PSI from a typical "pancake" type air compressor. (located in the blower room, usually) We've been using similar cylinders for slider motors for a long time, and have recently been adapting the ideas to swell engines as well. (as the compressor and related equipment is already present in our instruments, it only makes sense to use the hardware to a fuller = potential)   Our engine simply replaces each power pneumatic within the typical "wind-powered" whiffletree engine with a single cylinder. Instead of a 3" rigid windline, its power is supplied by a 3/4" dia flexible air hose. A compact valve stack (operating on organ DC) controls the compressed air to each cylinder, just as the primary action does in the typical whiffletree. The compactness of the cylinders allows a 12 stage engine to sit in a footprint approx. 6" X 24". The cylinders are prompt, quiet, and very powerful -- I still remember what Jorge (one of our woodworkers) said when he first installed one of the engines -- "it could lift a Buick!" He just might be right -- so far, we have yet to attempt that particular "test". = <g>   If our experience with the stop actions holds true for the swell engines, they should also prove to be quite reliable. The pneumatic cylinders = etc., as "industrial machine components", are rated for a duty-cycle far in excess of anything required for our purposes.   One of the things I've always enjoyed about my job as an organbuilder/technician is the chance to investigate all sorts of = seemingly unrelated technologies (that might be adaptable to uses in pipe organs). These swell engines are a great example! (sorry -- bad puns accidental!)   Cordially,   Tim Bovard Nichols and Simpson, Inc. Little Rock, AR      
(back) Subject: Looking For Teacher In Dallas Area (X-post) From: <Devon3000@aol.com> Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2001 22:08:10 EDT   I have an elderly student who spends about half his time in the Dallas = area and the other half in the Chicago area here. He would like to find a = teacher while in Dallas. Please reply privately. Thanks.   Devon Hollingsworth