PipeChat Digest #2827 - Tuesday, April 30, 2002 Re: I've waited 27 years by "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> Re: I've waited 27 years by <Cremona502@cs.com> Re: Recital at Kingwood by <Cremona502@cs.com> Re: Thanks to you . . . by <Cremona502@cs.com>
(back) Subject: Re: I've waited 27 years From: "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2002 16:01:24 +1200 "Give the tuner the boot"? Only if it is a reed pipe, otherwise it has a foot. Ross -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> To: PipeChat <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2002 12:09 PM Subject: I've waited 27 years Hello, After 27 years I have done something reckless! The little masterpiece of an organ which I play was built new in 1975, = since which, the bottom octave of the Koppel Flute has always been a travesty. Some notes were quiet, some were "buzzy", some were "breathy" and two = hardly spoke at all. For 27 years, I have written in the tuning book, "Please re-set the speech etc" OK, I know it meant taking out half the pipes of the Positive to get to them, but after 27 YEARS nothing had been done. To-day I went berserk. I took out all the 2ft Principal & 1.1/3 Quint = pipes of the Positive Organ and gently stacked them (pure tin). I then approached the Koppel Flute with various "tools". I thought about = it for a while because the organ uses "open foot" voicing and almost no nicking, which is very critical. To cut a long story short, I made adjustments to flue-ways, languids etc. Then I got confident and re-set the speech of three pipes on the 2ft Principal and four pipes of the 1.1/3ft quint. Getting even more confident, I re-set the speech of bottom D of the 8ft Principal high in the case. IT'S ABSOLUTELY MARVELLOUS NOW!!!!! FINALLY, ALL THE ORGAN WORKS PROPERLY AND SOUNDS WONDERFUL. I KNEW I should have been a pipe voicer. Should I now give the tuner the boot? Regards, Colin Mitchell UK PS: Don't try this on your own instrument "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org List: mailto:email@example.com Administration: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:email@example.com
(back) Subject: Re: I've waited 27 years From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2002 01:33:20 EDT In a message dated 4/29/02 9:09:21 PM Atlantic Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes: << Should I now give the tuner the boot? >> that's why I learned to tune!!! Bruce of the Muttestery of St. Dogmael
(back) Subject: Re: Recital at Kingwood From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2002 01:33:43 EDT In a message dated 4/29/02 9:10:25 PM Atlantic Daylight Time, email@example.com writes: << We had a very exciting and satisfying Houston AGO members recital on = our organ at First Presbyterian Kingwood yesterday. >> and the organ is????
(back) Subject: Re: Thanks to you . . . From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2002 01:38:05 EDT In a message dated 4/29/02 10:07:36 PM Atlantic Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes: << I had the OHS convention brochure at the computer drooling on it and thinking I might go so that I could meet some more of you, but decided it would be too soon after my "retirement" - I would hate to sit there and sob through all the recitals! It would not be good for my image. >> So sorry to hear about your fall. Hope it heals fastly! I think it would be wonderfully therapeutic for you to go to the OHS convention, not only to meet people who are as sick of church employment = as you are, but to get to hear wonderful organs, eat scrumptious food (WAAAAAAAAAY too much of it!!), and, best of all, get to sing hymns = without some ninny yelling "ONLY THE FIRST AND LAST VERSE." I cannot recommend the therapeutic value of OHS highly enough. GO = ALREADY!! Bruce of the Muttestery of St. Dogmael in the House of the Sleeping Beagleszzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz