PipeChat Digest #2811 - Thursday, April 18, 2002
 
RE: Oratorio v Praise Songs & Hymns
  by <cmys13085@blueyonder.co.uk>
small organs
  by "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz>
Re. Changing lanes.
  by "Nelson Denton" <ndenton@cgocable.net>
Allen 301-C for sale (X-posted)
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
The Joy of Music
  by "Melisma" <melisma@intergate.ca>
Re: ebay Estey --- proposed stop changes?
  by <LLWheels@aol.com>
UPCOMING PERFORMANCE THIS WEEKEND (x post)
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
Re: PRAYSE CHORUSES vs. HYMNS
  by "MusicMan" <musicman@cottagemusic.co.uk>
 

(back) Subject: RE: Oratorio v Praise Songs & Hymns From: <cmys13085@blueyonder.co.uk> Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 03:49:29 +0100   Hello,   Now what would Handel have done?   "Our Cows like Sheep, have go-o-one astray; gone = a-stray-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay etc." (in = absurdium)   Unlike the other two categories, it would be worth listening to!!   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK  
(back) Subject: small organs From: "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 16:11:48 +1200   Colin, Thanks for your encouragement. How about the H&H at Auckland Cathedral = from the 1960s? On the Great it has 2 16ft flues, both borrowed - a Salicional and a Quintaton. Neither is much good. And there is another unit string - = a 32ft Salicional on the Pedal. I kid you not, and this is a 60rks+ organ of = 3 manuals. Why a string at that pitch which by definition has virtually no fundamental? I've been trying to find out for 35 years, and no one knows. And it stands on a chest only about 6" deep so couldn't work even if it = were scaled as a Diapason, which it isn't. Does that make this thing a small organ, too?   Oh, yes, there was one other thing. When you sing "Our-our-our . . . . . sheeeeeeeeeep . . . . . liiiiiiiiiiiike . . . . . . = .. .. cows . . . . . . . have . . . . . . gone a-strayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy then that's called chant, Anglican or even Gregorian.   Personally, even Brady and Tate would be better than that, especially if they talked about ovine and kine to make the words rhyme. ;-)   A true story: a friend once was playing an organ here in NZ that had a "Suitable Bass" piston. He tested it out by pulling the Open 1 and the = Swell Piccolo coupled. The organ responded by giving him the Pedal Open Wood = 16ft and the Tuba coupled from the Solo, plus Great to Pedal. Actually, not a = bad effort for a computerless machine.   The smallest division I've ever seen on an organ was the Swell, by HN&B c1930, in Waipukurau Anglican here in NZ. It was just an 8ft Gedackt in a box on its own, complete with balanced Swell pedal and three combination pistons - 1. the 8 Ged. 2. added the 4ve coupler 3. added the 16ve coupler.   I should add that the octave and sub couplers also had their own drawknobs and read through the Sw to Gt as well.   You know, this would be an excellent topic for this List: people, would = you post the specifications of the craziest organs you know of, of any size. = No phoneys, just genuine specifications. Any takers?   Ross      
(back) Subject: Re. Changing lanes. From: "Nelson Denton" <ndenton@cgocable.net> Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 23:53:27 -0400   It's a good picture, I saw it last weekend. There is a slightly humourous scene in which ( I don't know if they used your church or not) Ben = Afleck does enter the church to seek guidance from above and enters the conffesionals. The Lenten stuff is shown to good view :-)).   They were filming a movie here in Hamilton this week about Robert F. Kennedy. They turned a local street into a 60's U.S. getto. One of my churches - a magnificent Victorian Gothic Church an national landmark = both inside and out- was offered $45,000 for a two day shoot the week before Christmas last year! The company wanted a historic church to film a deodorant commercial where an angel drops down from the heavens to save a guy from a fate worse than death, "B.O.!"   The whole thing fell through though when the production company found out that the 160 year old box pews were too firmly attached to the floors = with steam heating pipes running through them to be moved.   Oh well such is life eh?   Now I'm just waiting for Meg Ryan to do her work downtown this month. I wonder if there is a spot in the flick for an extra dressed as an organ serviceman?          
(back) Subject: Allen 301-C for sale (X-posted) From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 22:21:28 -0700   2 manuals, AGO pedals, celeste, card reader, alterable voices, capture pistons, single expression + crescendo, 2 large speaker cabinets (flute cabinet is a gyro), approx 25-30 years old. $2000. Must sell NOW. Church is moving. Located in Costa Mesa, Orange County, Southern California.   Bud Clark    
(back) Subject: The Joy of Music From: "Melisma" <melisma@intergate.ca> Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 22:39:46 -0700   Just went to the Vision TV website (http://www.visiontv.ca) and found a notice that JOM is going to be airing there again starting this Sunday, April 21, at 5 and 8 pm, ET. So if any of my fellow Canadian listmembers are interested, this would be a good thing to note...   Melisma (going back to hiding under her Rock)     Visit my Rock at http://www.intergate.ca/personal/melisma/index.html   NOW ANNOUNCING: Parallel Hearts, a new fanfic/discussion list for Imzadi (Will Riker/Deanna Troi, TNG) and Harmon Rabb Jr./Sarah (Mac) MacKenzie (JAG) shippers. Check it out at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Parallel_Hearts today!    
(back) Subject: Re: ebay Estey --- proposed stop changes? From: <LLWheels@aol.com> Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 03:00:42 EDT     --part1_117.10293839.29efc91a_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 4/17/02 9:52:35 PM Central Daylight Time, Douglass A. Campbell writes:     > Rather than all of this long winded discussion about changing this = organ, > is anyone going to SAVE this organ ? >   I'd really like to, but my mate has informed me that 2 pipe organs is my limit.   Larry Wheelock Madison, Wisconsin   If at first you don't succeed -- skydiving is not the sport for you!   --part1_117.10293839.29efc91a_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><BODY BGCOLOR=3D"#ffffff"><FONT = style=3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" SIZE=3D2>In a message dated 4/17/02 = 9:52:35 PM Central Daylight Time, Douglass A. Campbell writes:<BR> <BR> <BR> <BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">Rather than all of = this long winded discussion about changing this organ,<BR> is anyone going to SAVE this organ ?<BR> </BLOCKQUOTE><BR> <BR> I'd really like to, but my mate has informed me that 2 pipe organs is my = limit.<BR> <BR> Larry Wheelock<BR> Madison, Wisconsin<BR> <BR> If at first you don't succeed -- skydiving is not the sport for = you!</FONT></HTML>   --part1_117.10293839.29efc91a_boundary--  
(back) Subject: UPCOMING PERFORMANCE THIS WEEKEND (x post) From: <ScottFop@aol.com> Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 03:27:30 EDT   Hello All   I wanted to let you all know of an upcoming concert performance that I = have been very much looking forward to. Thanks for reading and I hope to see = some of you there!   Scott Foppiano   The following information comes from the web site of the Louis E. Plummer Auditorium and The Orange County Theatre Organ Society. Their web address =   is:   http://www.plummerorgan.com/wurlitzer/home.htm   Scott Foppiano, organist Performing in concert on the Plummer Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ. There = will be a sing along and a silent photoplay starring Stan Laurel and Oliver = Hardy entitled "With Love and Hisses (1927)"   Sunday, April 21, 2:00 PM   Tickets are $12.00, available at the doors. Children under 12 are = admitted for no charge. The box office opens at 1:15 and the doors open at 1:30 (unless otherwise noted).   The Louis E. Plummer Auditorium 201 E. Chapman Avenue (at Lemon Street) Fullerton, California 92832 (714) 870-2813  
(back) Subject: Re: PRAYSE CHORUSES vs. HYMNS From: "MusicMan" <musicman@cottagemusic.co.uk> Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 08:34:56 +0100   Sometimes the Internet reveals a 'hidden gem'. Thanks for the chuckle, ContraReed.   'musicman'