PipeChat Digest #3040 - Tuesday, August 13, 2002
 
Re: Last Sunday
  by <Innkawgneeto@cs.com>
Re: Drawknob layout
  by "Randy Terry" <williamransomejr@yahoo.com>
My Apologies
  by "Jim Hailey" <jhaileya10@charter.net>
Austin, Opus #453, 1915
  by "Stanley Lowkis" <nstarfil@attbi.com>
Re: New Topics
  by <Chicaleee@aol.com>
Big Sunday
  by "straight" <straight@infoblvd.net>
Re: New Topics
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: the instruments we have/confessions
  by "Randy Terry" <williamransomejr@yahoo.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Last Sunday From: <Innkawgneeto@cs.com> Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2002 21:28:29 EDT     --part1_f9.20933ca1.2a89babd_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   For postlude, I improvised a fugue on "Diadem" (All Hail the Power) that turned out half-way decent (both times). So, I guess I did alright.   Our opening hymn was "Rock of Ages" (Toplady), not usually a rousing = opener (grin). And so, I didn't do it rousingly...at least not at first. The third stanza speaks along the lines of coming into God's presence naked = and without trappings...So, I played that verse just on unison pitches on the = 8' principal. The final stanza talks about death during the first 2 lines, = so I played those lines softly. Then used the crescendo pedal to "soar to = worlds unknown" and then finished the stanza full organ. Whether any of the congregants got what I did will probably never be known (grin).   Peace to you all. It's hot again at the Jersey Shore.   Neil by the Bay   --part1_f9.20933ca1.2a89babd_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0">For postlude, I improvised a fugue on "Diadem" = (All Hail the Power) that turned out half-way decent (both times).&nbsp; = So, I guess I did alright.<BR> <BR> Our opening hymn was "Rock of Ages" (Toplady), not usually a rousing = opener (grin).&nbsp; And so, I didn't do it rousingly...at least not at = first.&nbsp;&nbsp; The third stanza speaks along the lines of coming into = God's presence naked and without trappings...So, I played that verse just = on unison pitches on the 8' principal.&nbsp; The final stanza talks about = death during the first 2 lines, so I played those lines softly.&nbsp; Then = used the crescendo pedal to "soar to worlds unknown" and then finished the = stanza full organ.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Whether any of the congregants got = what I did will probably never be known (grin).<BR> <BR> Peace to you all.&nbsp; It's hot again at the Jersey Shore.<BR> <BR> Neil by the Bay</FONT></HTML>   --part1_f9.20933ca1.2a89babd_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Drawknob layout From: "Randy Terry" <williamransomejr@yahoo.com> Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2002 18:30:04 -0700 (PDT)   One of my former instruments, built in 1990, was a II/P with terraces. I = thought they did a pretty good job with the layout. Pedal at the bottom on both sides in = pitch order just as you would see a written specification. The great was on the right side = at levels 2 and 3, the swell on the left, levels 2, 3, 4, and the three coupler knobs = were on the right 4th level above the great.   The arrangements within divisions was Principal chorus and Trumpet in one = row on the great, and the flutes, mutations, and Trem on the other. The swell was = likewise - the only oddity was they stuck the Gemshorn and Celeste with the reeds, but it = worked.   I found registering by hand more difficult as the reaches were rather far, = but the design was very functional, and saved space and still looked very elegant.   In the project I am just finishing I rebuilt an "English" style DK console = with up-to-date electronics. I used the same idea for my grouping of stops, = thus, for the great, the Principal chorus is in one row, except the 16' Gedeckt is = located below the 8' Diapason knob for obvious reasons. The reeds are in the center with the = duplexed Gemshorn and Celeste under them, and the flutes and mutations are on another row. = It seems much more natural then the way we used to do it.   =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D Randy Terry The Episcopal Church of St. Peter Redwood City, California   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? HotJobs - Search Thousands of New Jobs http://www.hotjobs.com  
(back) Subject: My Apologies From: "Jim Hailey" <jhaileya10@charter.net> Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2002 20:54:36 -0500   I must apologize to this list. I sent a reply to Antoni Scott privately. He then posted my reply to this list. I had no intention of this being posted, especially after the fiasco of the past couple of weeks.   Please accept my apologies.   Jim H.   PS I have filtered him so that I receive no email from him directly or through this list.      
(back) Subject: Austin, Opus #453, 1915 From: "Stanley Lowkis" <nstarfil@attbi.com> Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2002 23:44:59 -0400   jot it down:   Speckels Organ Society P.O. Box 6726 San Diego, CA 92166   I received a CD in the mail today that I ordered from Speckels.   First of all, the Austin Company did build theatre organs. Not Wurlitzers, but organs in theatres.   The CD titled: "San Diego's Spreckles Outdoor Pipe Organ - For the Fun of it"   ...has World Class Organists playing that organ brilliantly - using the full resources of that organ.   Wonderful music making ensues in the 4 A.M. recording session. I kinda like the sound of the birds.   ...Better than those Planes.   The recording almost puts the pipes into your room. The band shell acoustic has very little reverb.   It's a FUN pipe organ recording!   Stan    
(back) Subject: Re: New Topics From: <Chicaleee@aol.com> Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2002 00:11:25 EDT     --part1_70.212a41d5.2a89e0ed_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 8/12/02 10:44:50 AM Central Daylight Time, Cremona502@cs.com writes:     > Now, now..... don't blame your problems on God!! ;-) > >   That certainly was not my intent, and you know it ;) Lee   --part1_70.212a41d5.2a89e0ed_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 = 8/12/02 10:44:50 AM Central Daylight Time, Cremona502@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">Now, now..... = don't blame your problems on God!! &nbsp;;-) <BR> <BR></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>That certainly was not my intent, and you know it ;) = &nbsp;Lee</FONT></HTML>   --part1_70.212a41d5.2a89e0ed_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Big Sunday From: "straight" <straight@infoblvd.net> Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2002 00:56:32 -0400   Sunday was our 40th wedding anniversary!   Neither of us ever thought I'd be doing this, playing a big church pipe organ, and for 2 churches no less! Had a guest pastor as ours was gone on vacation again. Turned out to be an old friend of my husband, a fellow he hasn't seen in a long time. Nobody for "special music" either, so I was "it". I played quiet pre-prelude music, a Gaither piece for the main Prelude (Something Worth Living For), a fanfare type piece called "Celebration" for the "special music", an arrangement of "God is So Good" for the offertory, and a lively hymn for a postlude. I shorted them on the postlude. This fellow turned out to be an Independent Baptist Minister. He had a big long full beard, a full 3 piece suit, and a big voice. And he liked to talk.   When he finally got his turn to preach the sermon he got wound up and kept right on going. Made his point over and over and over, and it finally got to be 20 min. past the hour. A couple of people had already left, and I was getting worried. We had left Laura home sleeping because we were up late Sat. night. Since we left home to get to church ahead of time, it was getting toward 2 hours, and we never leave her home alone that long. I kept sending thought messages to my husband to get up, leave, go home and check on her, but I guess he wasn't receiving them. Finally it dawned on this fellow that he was running way over the usual time. He finished it off and announced the last hymn (oh yes, had to do that yet too!), but we got out of there as fast as I could play one verse of a hymn for a quick postlude.   When we got home she was still sound asleep.   But-----we got her up, had some lunch, and drove 100 miles to our older daughter's house for an Anniversary party with as much of the rest of the family she could round up.   It was a good day! Shooting stars and all! Diane S.  
(back) Subject: Re: New Topics From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2002 01:02:00 EDT     --part1_b7.24ee48d0.2a89ecc8_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 8/13/02 12:11:46 AM Eastern Daylight Time, Chicaleee@aol.com writes:     > > >> Now, now..... don't blame your problems on God!! ;-) >> >> > > That certainly was not my intent, and you know it ;)   I know that.... Scripture says you'll go to hell if your bad... don't say nuthin about playing electronics thingies!! ;-) heeheehee   Bruce in the Muttastery at Howling Acres = http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502 ....an opportunity for health & wealth http://visionsuccess.com/BC2053   --part1_b7.24ee48d0.2a89ecc8_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 = 8/13/02 12:11:46 AM Eastern Daylight Time, Chicaleee@aol.com writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px"> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">Now, now..... = don't blame your problems on God!! &nbsp;;-) <BR> <BR></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>That certainly was not my intent, and you know it ;) = &nbsp;</FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR> <BR>I know that.... Scripture says you'll go to hell if your bad... don't = say nuthin about playing electronics thingies!! &nbsp;;-) &nbsp;heeheehee <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> <BR>Bruce in the Muttastery at Howling Acres = http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502 <BR>...an opportunity for health &amp; wealth = &nbsp;http://visionsuccess.com/BC2053</FONT></HTML>   --part1_b7.24ee48d0.2a89ecc8_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: the instruments we have/confessions From: "Randy Terry" <williamransomejr@yahoo.com> Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2002 22:37:28 -0700 (PDT)   I have also had changes made to all the pipe organs I inherited, save for = one:   Grace Church, Sheffield, AL 1978 Moller series organ, 8 ranks - John = Hendriksen from the Aeolian-Skinner voicing team revoice and/or rescaled all the flue pipes, = and we added a 1925 Skinner Clarinet, an the Chimes, Oboe, and big pedal Bourdon from a = used 1946 Moller we purchased. Recently, the church had the console rebuilt with a full = combination action and Peterson electronics, and new chests built for the Oboe and Clarinet = to replace the old Moller chests. The reed ranks were cleaned and restored. Dennis = Milnar, who became our technician while I was there, did the recent significant work.   Trinity Church, Florence, AL 1990 Randall Dyer, 24 ranks - Warren Hutton = was consultant for this instrument. Well designed, made, and voiced organ and did = everything it should except you had to be very creative to play Anglican music on it and it was = in an Episcopal church! Still, I liked it alot. They left the Swell Gedeckt - a = metal stop, quite raw to my ears, so I stuck in the wood Gedeckt from the above = mentioned 1946 Moller. I filled the nicks with tallow and to me it was perfect. When I = left I returned the proper pipes as I should have and the choir director, who also plays = some, had some tonal finishing work done on the Metal Gedeckt and it is fine now.   Christ Church, Los Altos, CA, 1975 13 rank Wicks. You've all heard me say = how wierd it was. Rank 13 is a rather loud chamade Trumpet, and there are three other = independent reed ranks, so the other 9 ranks are unified and a II Mixture is wired to play = like III, etc. They just hired a new organist who made them commit to rebuilding the = thing. Richard Schneider did a nice job of revoicing the flue stops for me while I was = there.   St. Peter's, Redwood City, CA. 1972 Swain & Kates, 13 ranks. Complete = rebuild, new console and control system, revoicing almost all the original pipes, made = a Quinadena dissapear. Organ now II/20 ranks with a lovely revised Aeolian-Skinner = console.   Since I am planning on retiring from regular church music work after over = 20 years, this may be the end of my list!   =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D Randy Terry The Episcopal Church of St. Peter Redwood City, California   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? HotJobs - Search Thousands of New Jobs http://www.hotjobs.com