PipeChat Digest #2406 - Sunday, September 30, 2001
 
RE: piston changing
  by "Jeff White" <reedstop@prodigy.net>
Re: Strange pastoral request
  by <LLWheels@aol.com>
Re: Strange pastoral request
  by <Pologaptommy@aol.com>
Re: Strange pastoral request
  by <Pologaptommy@aol.com>
RE: Strange pastoral request
  by "Mike Swaldo" <cv_43@OMALP1.OMERESA.NET>
Re: Strange pastoral request
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: Strange pastoral request
  by <DudelK@aol.com>
Voicing Oscillators
  by "pat and ian" <patian@senet.com.au>
Copeman Hart Key and Pedal contact Specifications
  by "pat and ian" <patian@senet.com.au>
Subbing on a Rodgers ...
  by <flcg1018@mails.fju.edu.tw>
Re: Subbing on a Rodgers ...
  by "pat and ian" <patian@senet.com.au>
 

(back) Subject: RE: piston changing From: "Jeff White" <reedstop@prodigy.net> Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 17:01:13 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0010_01C14908.58E8C3A0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Monty, remind me to never invite you to my church to play. :-) If you = play on the organ at my church and change my pistons, I well expect them to be put BACK to where I had them. I feel that's only professional courtesy, = and one that I extend to any church I play for as well. And truthfully, why = on earth would it matter if they saw your settings? Are we all in = competition? I *am* a real organist, and quite frankly, I think we all would benefit = from your knowledge. Novice organists need our support, not our attitude....think about it.   Respectfully, Jeff         Dear List- When I play a concert, I set all my pistons back to nothing. I don't want people copying my registrations. When I go to a church to substitute, I erase my pistons, also. I feel that these are personal things. Now, if I know the organist, I might leave some of the pistons just to give them an idea of some ind of colorful combination I found. A "real" organist shoudln't have to copy somone elses pistons, they should know how to do it themself, and do it properly.   Monty Bennett   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0010_01C14908.58E8C3A0 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 http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type content=3D3D"text/html; =3D charset=3D3Dus-ascii"> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 5.50.4611.1300" name=3D3DGENERATOR></HEAD> <BODY> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D410415821-29092001><FONT face=3D3DArial = color=3D3D#0000ff =3D size=3D3D2>Monty,=3D20 remind me to never invite you to my church to play.&nbsp; :-)&nbsp; If =3D you play=3D20 on the organ at my church and change my pistons, I well expect them to =3D be put=3D20 BACK to where I had them.&nbsp; I feel that's only professional =3D courtesy, and=3D20 one that I extend to any church I play for as well.&nbsp; And =3D truthfully, why on=3D20 earth would it matter if they saw your settings?&nbsp; Are we all in=3D20 competition?&nbsp;&nbsp; I *am* a real organist, and quite frankly, I =3D think we=3D20 all would benefit from your knowledge.&nbsp; Novice organists need our =3D support,=3D20 not our attitude....think about it.</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D410415821-29092001><FONT face=3D3DArial = color=3D3D#0000ff =3D   size=3D3D2></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D410415821-29092001><FONT face=3D3DArial = color=3D3D#0000ff =3D   size=3D3D2>Respectfully,</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D410415821-29092001><FONT face=3D3DArial = color=3D3D#0000ff =3D   size=3D3D2>Jeff</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D410415821-29092001><FONT face=3D3DArial = color=3D3D#0000ff =3D   size=3D3D2></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV class=3D3DOutlookMessageHeader dir=3D3Dltr align=3D3Dleft><FONT =3D face=3D3DTahoma=3D20 size=3D3D2><BR><BR></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV><FONT face=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT = =3D size=3D3D2>Dear=3D20 List- <BR>When I play a concert, I set all my pistons back to nothing. =3D &nbsp;I=3D20 don't want people copying my registrations. &nbsp;When I go to a church = =3D to=3D20 substitute, I erase my pistons, also. &nbsp;I feel that these are =3D personal=3D20 things. &nbsp;Now, if I know the organist, I might leave some of the =3D pistons=3D20 just to give them an idea of some ind of colorful combination I found. =3D &nbsp;A=3D20 "real" organist shoudln't have to copy somone elses pistons, they should = =3D know=3D20 how to do it themself, and do it properly. &nbsp; <BR><BR>Monty =3D Bennett</FONT>=3D20 </FONT></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0010_01C14908.58E8C3A0--    
(back) Subject: Re: Strange pastoral request From: <LLWheels@aol.com> Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 18:51:44 EDT     --part1_95.111c055a.28e7aa80_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Tom Gregory asks: > Quick question....Am I wrong in clearing the combinations? > Absolutely NOT - you are not wrong. Those combinations are your = intellectual property, and no one is entitled to them without your permission.   I do this whenever a guest organist is brought in for a wedding. Let them =   find their own registrations - that comes with the territory.   A former teacher of mine used to set all the pistons to <cancel> after = each lesson so that each student had to find their own registrations.   I don't care whether you are leaving on good terms or bad - empty those pistons!   On a personal note - Tom, I am so very sorry to hear of this situation. I wish you the best of luck in finding a new situation - I'll let you know = if I hear of anything local.   Larry L. Wheelock Madison, Wisconsin   "SI HOC LEGERE SCIS NIMIUM ERUDITONIS HABES"   --part1_95.111c055a.28e7aa80_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>Tom Gregory asks: <BR>&gt; Quick question....Am I wrong in clearing the combinations? <BR>&gt; <BR>Absolutely NOT - you are not wrong. Those combinations are your = intellectual property, and no one is entitled to them without your = permission. <BR> <BR>I do this whenever a guest organist is brought in for a wedding. = &nbsp;Let them find their own registrations - that comes with the = territory. <BR> <BR>A former teacher of mine used to set all the pistons to &lt;cancel&gt; = after each lesson so that each student had to find their own = registrations. <BR> <BR>I don't care whether you are leaving on good terms or bad - empty = those pistons! <BR> <BR>On a personal note - Tom, I am so very sorry to hear of this = situation. I wish you the best of luck in finding a new situation - I'll = let you know if I hear of anything local. <BR> <BR>Larry L. Wheelock <BR>Madison, Wisconsin <BR> <BR>"SI HOC LEGERE SCIS NIMIUM ERUDITONIS HABES"</FONT></HTML>   --part1_95.111c055a.28e7aa80_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Strange pastoral request From: <Pologaptommy@aol.com> Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 20:17:05 EDT     --part1_f2.104a2e73.28e7be81_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Tom, I think that you are absolutely right... I have recently purchased an Allen organ for my home, but it turned out to = be MUCH too big... So I gave it to my church, replacing the Hammond organ, and Hammond = ORGANIST. The organist just couldn't play the Allen, so I ended up being the = organist there.   I decided to set one of the memories on the Allen up for the other two organists that played the old Hammond. They play on the occasion that I = am gone, and they have 36 pistons set up from softest to loudest. Very = general, for very general organists, but even so, they JUST do not get it! I have tried and tried to explain to them that all you do is just walk in, sit = down, and push the little round button labeled "1", or "2", or "3" etc...But = they just expect to sound like I do, and they think that I do not have the = organ set up right. But under no circumstances would I want them to use my own registrations, they are very personal, and only I know when and where to = use them.   So, Tom, even if you did leave your pistons set, or even set some for = them, like I did, they might not be able to use them anyways...So I wouldn't = feel bad.   And as far as visiting organists go, I have a note on the organ, that = states to any visiting organist, that only memory A is for them, and to just zero =   them out when they are finished. They just turn the key to A.   Bill, I also went to Radio Shack, and bought a small back up power system = for the organ and amps, so if there is a power shortage, the memory stays. I = can also play the organ for up to 2 hours on this power supply... Those are my thoughts, josh   --part1_f2.104a2e73.28e7be81_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>Tom, I think that you = are absolutely right... <BR>I have recently purchased an Allen organ for my home, but it turned = out to be MUCH too big... <BR>So I gave it to my church, replacing the Hammond organ, and Hammond = ORGANIST. <BR>The organist just couldn't play the Allen, so I ended up being the = organist there. <BR> <BR>I decided to set one of the memories on the Allen up for the other two = organists that played the old Hammond. &nbsp;They play on the occasion = that I am gone, and they have 36 pistons set up from softest to loudest. = &nbsp;Very general, for very general organists, but even so, they JUST do = not get it! &nbsp;I have tried and tried to explain to them that all you = do is just walk in, sit down, and push the little round button labeled = "1", or "2", or "3" etc...But they just expect to sound like I do, and = they think that I do not have the organ set up right. &nbsp;But under no = circumstances would I want them to use my own registrations, they are very = personal, and only I know when and where to use them. <BR> <BR>So, Tom, even if you did leave your pistons set, or even set some for = them, like I did, they might not be able to use them anyways...So I = wouldn't feel bad. <BR> <BR>And as far as visiting organists go, I have a note on the organ, that = states to any visiting organist, that only memory A is for them, and to = just zero them out when they are finished. &nbsp;They just turn the key to = A. <BR> <BR>Bill, <BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;I also went to Radio Shack, and bought a small back = up power system for the organ and amps, so if there is a power shortage, = the memory stays. &nbsp;I can also play the organ for up to 2 hours on = this power supply... <BR>Those are my thoughts, <BR>josh</FONT></HTML>   --part1_f2.104a2e73.28e7be81_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Strange pastoral request From: <Pologaptommy@aol.com> Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 20:26:51 EDT     --part1_90.1a9ce7f2.28e7c0cb_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   I also had a guest organist who did not use any settings at all, she just pushed down the crescendo pedal and played away! josh   --part1_90.1a9ce7f2.28e7c0cb_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>I also had a guest = organist who did not use any settings at all, she just pushed down the = crescendo pedal and played away! <BR>josh</FONT></HTML>   --part1_90.1a9ce7f2.28e7c0cb_boundary--  
(back) Subject: RE: Strange pastoral request From: "Mike Swaldo" <cv_43@OMALP1.OMERESA.NET> Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 21:36:46 +0100   >Quick question....Am I wrong in clearing the combinations?   How sad indeed...   I never really thought of organ registrations as anything personal, but I = can see how they might be considered as such. Many of the occasions where I = have played other organs, the registrations weren't worth a hoot anyway.   You are the rightful organist, and are quite within your rights to cancel = them out.   Last October, I conducted a choir concert. The organist who was to play = had to cancel, and after a hectic few days, we found a sub. I had done the registrations myself based upon period considerations, and appropriateness = for the instrument and choir. The sub, after hearing them, promptly changed = them, declaring that they were too soft. (Arrgggghhhhh!!!!) They were, in fact, quite fine, but I decided to make a scene in front of the choir, and I = didn't want the sub. to get ticked and walk out in a huff. I just bit my tongue = that night, and made it through with considerable effort (There was another = drama that went on that night too).   Best wishes, Mike   Michael L. Swaldo Conotton Valley Schools CV_43@omalp1.omeresa.net    
(back) Subject: Re: Strange pastoral request From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 18:54:38 -0700   Personally, I'D swap the C and C# sides of HALF the ranks of pipes (evil = grin).   Bud   Mike Swaldo wrote:   > >Quick question....Am I wrong in clearing the combinations? > > How sad indeed... > > I never really thought of organ registrations as anything personal, but = I can > see how they might be considered as such. Many of the occasions where I = have > played other organs, the registrations weren't worth a hoot anyway. > > You are the rightful organist, and are quite within your rights to = cancel them > out. > > Last October, I conducted a choir concert. The organist who was to play = had > to cancel, and after a hectic few days, we found a sub. I had done the > registrations myself based upon period considerations, and = appropriateness for > the instrument and choir. The sub, after hearing them, promptly changed = them, > declaring that they were too soft. (Arrgggghhhhh!!!!) They were, in = fact, > quite fine, but I decided to make a scene in front of the choir, and I = didn't > want the sub. to get ticked and walk out in a huff. I just bit my = tongue that > night, and made it through with considerable effort (There was another = drama > that went on that night too). > > Best wishes, > Mike > > Michael L. Swaldo > Conotton Valley Schools > CV_43@omalp1.omeresa.net > > "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    
(back) Subject: Re: Strange pastoral request From: <DudelK@aol.com> Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 22:15:10 EDT   All of this is somewhat reminiscent of a story from a number of years ago = in a large midwestern city. A rather well known gentleman who had close ties = to a major American composer/conductor was appointed director of music at a large suburban synagogue but hadn't a clue what to do with the organ. He arranged to have a rather well known organist fly out from New York and = set pistons for him. I don't think it improved his facility at the organ. The names remain anonymous because at least one of the parties is still alive = and active as an organist. I don't think the music director stayed in that = post very long and am not sure if he is still among the living.   On a slightly different note or key signature, one of the places where I = sub from time to time has a piano teacher for its "organist." His piston settings, noted on a post-it note with instructions for which piston to = use for what were truly and toally bizarre. Most of the places where I sub = have modest 2-manual instruments, so the piston changes are not really an = issue. Others leave a note assigning a certain memory level to visitors. On moderate-sized 2-manual instruments, I don't find pistons all that = essential, particularly with a nicely laid out drawknob console.   On my first visit to the Mormon Tabernacle I was given the opportunity to play a bit. I asked John Longhurst how the pistons were set up, and if = memory serves, he said they weren't in any particular order since they don't have =   services there. The only inviolate one is that used for the famous closing =   theme "As the dew from heaven distilling." It was great fun to play as = John pulled stops and indicated manual changes as I rambled about on some = familiar hymn tunes. Not to mention a thrill I will never forget! And then he was gracious enough to do an extended improvisation that put the organ through =   its paces from ppp to fff and all the stops along the way.   My little Rodgers haus-orgel has 5 generals but I've never gotten around = to changing them from the previous owner's settings, nor are they necessary = in our modest little flat.   Hope to see some of you at Ken Cowan's program at National Pres tomorrow evening at 7. The program includes Mendelssohn, Bossi, Mannari, = Saint-Saens and Reger. It should be quite an occasion!   DudelK Washington, DC  
(back) Subject: Voicing Oscillators From: "pat and ian" <patian@senet.com.au> Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 12:03:09 +0930   What effect does moving the oscillators on the filter board on a Rodgers = 321 B Trio have? Do they strengthen bass, middle and treble frequencies?   Ian.    
(back) Subject: Copeman Hart Key and Pedal contact Specifications From: "pat and ian" <patian@senet.com.au> Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 12:13:52 +0930   What are the specifications? E.g. Are they reed switches for the pedals? = and what are the manual key contacts? Ian.    
(back) Subject: Subbing on a Rodgers ... From: <flcg1018@mails.fju.edu.tw> Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 10:49:03 +0800 (CST)         Greetings to all!   I am a sub ... I'm at the disposal of churches who need my services during July, August, and Labor Day weekend.... and no, I'm not advertising... But I would like to share with you a nice experience I had, if I may...   I played for four weeks at a Christian Science church... many of you know that, although in a Christian Science church there is no choir, there is always a soloist of professional ability... This church was no exception.   The organ console was in the back of the somewhat inclined auditorium (I believe both the ceiling and floor were inclined), and the soloist would come onto the platform in the front at the appropriate time.... The result was that as I had a good idea of what the organ, congregation, and soloist sounded like, and I was able to maintain a pretty good balance.   I guess because of the design of the building, the congregation sounded like 500 people singing, although perhaps there were about 120 people there....the resulting sound was such a wonderful sound... I didn't have to worry about playing excessively loud or about "pushing" them to sing... they sang right along, tempo wise, and volume wise...   But the big surprise to me was the sound of the Rodgers (I think model 835) organ... Not all the stops were "voiced" the way I would like them to be voiced... but I could get a very nice diapason tone out of the organ that, in my opinion, inspired the congregation to sing....   I briefly perused the Rodgers manual which I found in the organ bench and discovered that a piston called "anc" would change certain stops (on this organ, all on the Great) into other stops: The 8' Rohrfulte became a Melodia... the 8'Gemshorn became a Gemshorn Celester... the 8' Krummorn became a much more palatable Clarinet...   If I could have done it, I would have made the following changes in the existing stops:   Pedal 16' Principal: a little louder, and more of a string tone (like a Double Bass in an orchestra...), so there would be more definition to the tone...   Pedal 16' Trompette: not so "honkey..." In this church, I think I would have preferred a more smoother English type reed in place of the seemingly German sound... The swell 16' Bassoon borrowed to the pedal, by the way would have been a wonderful addition to the Pedal.... The Sw 16' Lieblich Gedeckt was the one borrow on the pedal from the manuals...   Swell Plein Jeu: I guess I prefer the Gt. Fourniture type of Mixture... I know the Swell Mixture should be different, and this Plein Jeu did add to a nice Full Swell.. perhaps I would have toned it down just a "tidge" [read: a very little bit] so it wouldn't scream quite so much...   Great Gemshorn 8: I would have made this just as full as it was, but a bit more stringy so it hopefully could serve as a Salicional diapason....     The Swell had a number of flutes, presumably to make up a Cornet if needed... The Great even had a Flute Celeste II...     In a way, with so many stops to choose from, I guess I was a bit spoiled.. But I did really miss having one stop: a stop which would be like a Dulciana... very soft when the expression pedal was closed and yet loud enough when the expression pedal was open... I did not find any "really" suitable soft 8' stop on the organ, although I muss confess I didn't experiment that much, e. g. play some of the 4' stops down an octave... To me neither of the 8' flutes (both Swell and Great) were not that soft...     I really enjoyed the Viola Pomposa 8' on the Swell... the Prestant 4' on the Swell, while bright, was also broader than the Viola Pomposa... I did feel that the VIola Celeste II was a bit too loud for the particular auditorium...   Yes, when playing any organ, we have to be able to accent the positive... and not use the negative.... or find a positive use for the negative... Although I was somewhat annoyed because there were certain stops which I felt were not that good, I merely used the stops that I felt were suitable...     We all know about the pipe/electronic debate... but yet we all know that houses of worship will continue to purchase electronics...   At any rate, this organ proved to me that, with proper finishing and speaker placement, electronic organs can sound much better now than they did many years ago... So if you are about to have an electronic installed in your place of worship, do your best to ensure that each "rank" is "finished" properly and that the speakers are located at the best location possible... The result will be an above average organ, from a tonal point of view...   (Disclaimer) Oh, and, um, yes, I have no connection with Rodgers organs...     Best wishes to all...       Morton Belcher        
(back) Subject: Re: Subbing on a Rodgers ... From: "pat and ian" <patian@senet.com.au> Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 14:09:28 +0930   Please explain finishing a rank "PROPERLY"? Surely this is a subjective issue? Ian.   > From: <flcg1018@mails.fju.edu.tw> > Reply-To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 10:49:03 +0800 (CST) > To: pipechat@pipechat.org > Subject: Subbing on a Rodgers ... > > > > > Greetings to all! > > I am a sub ... I'm at the disposal of churches who need my services > during July, August, and Labor Day weekend.... and no, I'm not > advertising... But I would like to share with you a nice experience I > had, if I may... > > I played for four weeks at a Christian Science church... many of you = know > that, although in a Christian Science church there is no choir, there is > always a soloist of professional ability... This church was no = exception. > > The organ console was in the back of the somewhat inclined auditorium (I > believe both the ceiling and floor were inclined), and the soloist would > come onto the platform in the front at the appropriate time.... The > result was that as I had a good idea of what the organ, congregation, = and > soloist sounded like, and I was able to maintain a pretty good balance. > > I guess because of the design of the building, the congregation sounded > like 500 people singing, although perhaps there were about 120 people > there....the resulting sound was such a wonderful sound... I didn't = have > to worry about playing excessively loud or about "pushing" them to = sing... > they sang right along, tempo wise, and volume wise... > > But the big surprise to me was the sound of the Rodgers (I think model > 835) organ... Not all the stops were "voiced" the way I would like them > to be voiced... but I could get a very nice diapason tone out of the > organ that, in my opinion, inspired the congregation to sing.... > > I briefly perused the Rodgers manual which I found in the organ bench = and > discovered that a piston called "anc" would change certain stops (on = this > organ, all on the Great) into other stops: The 8' Rohrfulte became a > Melodia... the 8'Gemshorn became a Gemshorn Celester... the 8' Krummorn > became a much more palatable Clarinet... > > If I could have done it, I would have made the following changes in the > existing stops: > > Pedal 16' Principal: a little louder, and more of a string tone > (like a Double Bass in an orchestra...), so there > would be more definition to the tone... > > Pedal 16' Trompette: not so "honkey..." In this church, I think > I would have preferred a more smoother English > type reed in place of the seemingly German > sound... The swell 16' Bassoon borrowed to > the pedal, by the way would have been a wonderful > addition to the Pedal.... The Sw 16' Lieblich > Gedeckt was the one borrow on the pedal from the > manuals... > > Swell Plein Jeu: I guess I prefer the Gt. Fourniture type > of Mixture... I know the Swell Mixture should be > different, and this Plein Jeu did add to a nice > Full Swell.. perhaps I would have toned it down > just a "tidge" [read: a very little bit] so it > wouldn't scream quite so much... > > Great Gemshorn 8: I would have made this just as full as > it was, but a bit more stringy so it > hopefully could serve > as a Salicional diapason.... > > > > The Swell had a number of flutes, presumably to make up a Cornet if > needed... The Great even had a Flute Celeste II... > > > In a way, with so many stops to choose from, I guess I was a bit = spoiled.. > But I did really miss having one stop: a stop which would be like a > Dulciana... very soft when the expression pedal was closed and yet loud > enough when the expression pedal was open... I did not find any = "really" > suitable soft 8' stop on the organ, although I muss confess I didn't > experiment that much, e. g. play some of the 4' stops down an octave... > To me neither of the 8' flutes (both Swell and Great) were not that > soft... > > > I really enjoyed the Viola Pomposa 8' on the Swell... the Prestant 4' = on > the Swell, while bright, was also broader than the Viola Pomposa... I did > feel that the VIola Celeste II was a bit too loud for the particular > auditorium... > > Yes, when playing any organ, we have to be able to accent the = positive... > and not use the negative.... or find a positive use for the negative... > Although I was somewhat annoyed because there were certain stops which I > felt were not that good, I merely used the stops that I felt were > suitable... > > > We all know about the pipe/electronic debate... but yet we all know = that > houses of worship will continue to purchase electronics... > > At any rate, this organ proved to me that, with proper finishing and > speaker placement, electronic organs can sound much better now than they > did many years ago... So if you are about to have an electronic = installed > in your place of worship, do your best to ensure that each "rank" is > "finished" properly and that the speakers are located at the best = location > possible... The result will be an above average organ, from a tonal = point > of view... > > (Disclaimer) Oh, and, um, yes, I have no connection with Rodgers = organs... > > > Best wishes to all... > > > > Morton Belcher > > > > > "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 >