PipeChat Digest #3082 - Thursday, August 22, 2002
 
Re: Announcing hymns.
  by <ContraReed@aol.com>
Re: reverb/bac acoustics...
  by "Richard Schneider" <arpschneider@starband.net>
RE: Announcing hymns--off topic now
  by "Storandt, Peter" <pstorandt@okcu.edu>
Re:BR Flentrop
  by <TRACKELECT@cs.com>
Re: Wedding "Recessionals" for an Organist
  by "noel jones, aago" <zimbelstern@onemain.com>
Re: reverb/bac acoustics...
  by "G. Deboer" <gdeboer@bluemarble.net>
Re: Organs in Acoustically Dead Spaces
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Re: PipeChat Digest #3077 - 08/20/02 Oliphant Chuckerbutty
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Choosing Hymns, Announcing Hymns,  and Being Right
  by "David Carter" <davidorganist2002@yahoo.com>
Re: Announcing hymns--off topic now
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Announcing hymns--off topic now
  by "Stephen Barker" <steve@ststephenscanterbury.freeserve.co.uk>
Re: reverb/bac acoustics...
  by "Russ Greene" <rggreene2@shaw.ca>
Re: Wrong Word
  by "Russ Greene" <rggreene2@shaw.ca>
DEAD ROOMS/BAD ACOUSTICS
  by "Douglas Morgan" <aeolian_skinner@yahoo.com>
Re: Announcing hymns--off topic now
  by <ContraReed@aol.com>
Re: Announcing hymns--off topic now
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: DEAD ROOMS/BAD ACOUSTICS
  by "jon bertschinger" <jonberts@magiccablepc.com>
Re: DEAD ROOMS/BAD ACOUSTICS
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: DEAD ROOMS/BAD ACOUSTICS
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Announcing hymns--off topic now
  by "jon bertschinger" <jonberts@magiccablepc.com>
Titanics Organ still Playing
  by "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh1@ns.sympatico.ca>
Music Search
  by "Tom Hoehn" <thoehn@theatreorgans.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Announcing hymns. From: <ContraReed@aol.com> Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 09:50:02 EDT   In a message dated 8/21/02 2:17:28 AM Eastern Daylight Time, = glawn@jam.rr.com writes:   << Shouldn't the correct term be "Order of Worship" ..... "Bulletin" just = does not seem quite right for a religious service. >>   The "Order of Worship" is included in the "Bulletin", as well as announcements, office directory, schedules, notices, items of interest, = etc. (even advertisements in RC congregations). The word "Bulletin" has been "chosen" as the word of choice to describe these. Other people have sometimes called it a "program" but that implies too much of an "I'm here = to watch, not participate" mentality.  
(back) Subject: Re: reverb/bac acoustics... From: "Richard Schneider" <arpschneider@starband.net> Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 09:14:48 -0500     jon bertschinger wrote: > Since the world is BENT on using lots of microphonesm how 'bout > we put them on the PIPE organ,   > Ok...so I'm just being silly.   Careful!   Unfortunately, there's just enough "nut cases" with the technical "expertise" to take you seriously -and WILL!!!   Faithfully,   Rich -- Richard Schneider, PRES/CEO SCHNEIDER PIPE ORGANS, Inc. Pipe Organ Builders 41-43 Johnston St./P.O. Box 137 Kenney, IL 61749-0137 (217) 944-2454 VOX (217) 944-2527 FAX mailto:arp@schneiderpipeorgans.com SHOP EMAIL mailto:arp@starband.net SHOP SATELLITE EMAIL mailto:arpschneider@starband.net HOME OFFICE EMAIL http://www.schneiderpipeorgans.com WEB PAGE URL    
(back) Subject: RE: Announcing hymns--off topic now From: "Storandt, Peter" <pstorandt@okcu.edu> Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 09:23:47 -0500   'Course with the Royals, it doesn't matter who's up next....   -----Original Message----- From: jon bertschinger [mailto:jonberts@magiccablepc.com] Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2002 7:38 AM To: PipeChat Subject: Re: Announcing hymns--off topic now     Ok then...."SCORECARD"....the choir always hasta have a score card, so they know who's up next. LOL   Jon Bertschinger...   "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:BR Flentrop From: <TRACKELECT@cs.com> Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 10:27:15 EDT     --part1_fb.2b159643.2a94fd43_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit     > I heard the Flentrop at the OHS convention in Boston several years ago, = and > my impression is basically the same as yours. The organ has a more = gentle > > presence than one would expect from the Biggs recordings.   The engineers at Columbia knew what they were doing. The Biggs recordings probably had multiple microphones, near field - far field, and were mixed = to get the kind of sound that Biggs and Kazdin (the producer) wanted. Recordings can be deceptive in that way. Even more shenanigans can occur = in the studio, editing, equalization, compression, artificial reverb, etc. Although I think the Biggs recordings are free from most post production hocus pocus. However, it has been said that multiple takes were used and edited together to get complete cuts free from mistakes. I don't know if = this is true. Fox made several direct to disc recordings that allowed = absolutely no post production manipulation. One is often disappointed with the live sound of an organ previously heard on a recording. Modern digital = recordings usually use only 2 microphones set in an ideal spot. This was not true in = the good old days of analog LP's.   Alan B   --part1_fb.2b159643.2a94fd43_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"><BR> <BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">I heard the = Flentrop at the OHS convention in Boston several years ago, and <BR> my impression is basically the same as yours.&nbsp;&nbsp; The organ has a = more gentle <BR> presence than one would expect from the Biggs recordings.</BLOCKQUOTE><BR> <BR> The engineers at Columbia knew what they were doing. The Biggs recordings = probably had multiple microphones, near field - far field, and were mixed = to get the kind of sound that Biggs and Kazdin (the producer) = wanted.&nbsp; Recordings can be deceptive in that way. Even more = shenanigans can occur in the studio, editing, equalization, compression, = artificial reverb, etc. Although I think the Biggs recordings are free = from most post production hocus pocus. However, it has been said that = multiple takes were used and edited together to get complete cuts free = from mistakes. I don't know if this is true. Fox made several direct to = disc recordings that allowed absolutely no post production manipulation. = One is often disappointed with the live sound of an organ previously heard = on a recording. Modern digital recordings usually use only 2 microphones = set in an ideal spot. This was not true in the good old days of analog = LP's.<BR> <BR> Alan B</FONT></HTML>   --part1_fb.2b159643.2a94fd43_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Wedding "Recessionals" for an Organist From: "noel jones, aago" <zimbelstern@onemain.com> Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 11:42:03 -0400   I'd recommend the first movement of the Elgar, Sonata in G...       --   noel jones, aago   athens, tennessee, usa   -------------------------------   frog music press   rodgers organ users group at:   www.frogmusic.com          
(back) Subject: Re: reverb/bac acoustics... From: "G. Deboer" <gdeboer@bluemarble.net> Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 11:01:54 -0500   Artificial reverb from pipe organs is not a "new science" waiting to be discovered, it was readily available more than 20 years ago from the Devtronics company, a California company that also marketed electronic = organ kits for the do-it-your-selfer. The miced sound was fed through several bucket brigade chips, amplified = and then played back through speakers placed within the organ chambers. Its sound was somewhat, well "artificial", however, it was a big = improvement over a totally dead space. I don't know what happened to Devtronics and their device, but anyone with = a little electronic expertise could easily reactivate the concept. However, I do not recommend it. Reverb is much more natural when you tear the drapes off the churches' walls and rip out all the carpeting for = a start. Anyway, just a thought.   Gary   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Richard Schneider" <arpschneider@starband.net> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2002 9:14 AM Subject: Re: reverb/bac acoustics...     > > jon bertschinger wrote: > > > Since the world is BENT on using lots of microphonesm how 'bout > > we put them on the PIPE organ, > > > Ok...so I'm just being silly. > > Careful! > > Unfortunately, there's just enough "nut cases" with the technical > "expertise" to take you seriously -and WILL!!! > > Faithfully, > > Rich > > -- > Richard Schneider, PRES/CEO > SCHNEIDER PIPE ORGANS, Inc. > Pipe Organ Builders > 41-43 Johnston St./P.O. Box 137 > Kenney, IL 61749-0137 > (217) 944-2454 VOX > (217) 944-2527 FAX > mailto:arp@schneiderpipeorgans.com SHOP EMAIL > mailto:arp@starband.net SHOP SATELLITE EMAIL > mailto:arpschneider@starband.net HOME OFFICE EMAIL > http://www.schneiderpipeorgans.com WEB PAGE URL > > > "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: Organs in Acoustically Dead Spaces From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 12:07:44 EDT   I think it's safe to say, Organbuilders don't wake up in the morning praying to God to send them more dead rooms to place organs just because they like a challenge. I've never made my remarks personal or to hurt anyone, and don't intend to now. I do wish others would pick up on this. I don't believe in sophomoric and usless debate banter. It goes nowhere but I do believe also in bad taste. I have my biases, and am sure Mr. Gluck has his. Let's just leave it at that. Opinions are just that on both sides. The my father's smarter = than your father, just boils down to a food fight I would rather avoid now and in the future.   Thankyou,   Ron Severin  
(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #3077 - 08/20/02 Oliphant Chuckerbutty From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 12:20:56 EDT   Dear John:   Oliphant Chuckerbutty was an unusual player on the pedalboard. He installed sharp keys on the bench side of the pedalboard so he could play them with his heels as well as the normal ones with his toes. I guess he could give Ethel Smith a run for her money in the pedal dept.   Ron  
(back) Subject: Choosing Hymns, Announcing Hymns, and Being Right From: "David Carter" <davidorganist2002@yahoo.com> Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 10:37:33 -0700 (PDT)   --- Cremona502@cs.com wrote: > > Bruce is correct about the inventor of air conditioning. > > Thanks, Glenda. Being right is always more fun when someone else points = it > out!! heeheehee   It's especially fun when my wife admits that I'm right, even though it = pains her greatly to do that. hehehe   To bring this back on topic, in my church (LDS), we have hymnboards, we = announce them, and the numbers are printed in the bulletin, program (or whatever you want to call = it).   In our last ward, my wife and I were songleader and organist, = respectively, for our main worship service. We were given the flexibility to choose the hymns on our own, as = often the topics of the talks given were not known in advance. More often than not, the hymns we = chose fit in very nicely with the topics, and it was always gratifying when that occurred. To = choose the hymns, we would use either the topic or scripture indexes provided in our hymnbook, and = pick two or three hymns from the same topic area, forming kind of a mini sermon of our own.   David Carter Sacramento, CA   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? HotJobs - Search Thousands of New Jobs http://www.hotjobs.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Announcing hymns--off topic now From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 15:29:48 -0400   On 8/21/02 6:40 AM, "RMB10@aol.com" <RMB10@aol.com> wrote:   >> Shouldn't the correct term be "Order of Worship" ..... "Bulletin" just = does >> not seem quite right for a religious service. > >> Sand > > The Order of Worship is the section of the service = folder/leaflet/bulletin, > whatever you want to call it that lists the order of worship. = Generally, > there are announcements and other miscellaneous "stuff" in the latter = couple > of pages. I call it a bulletin at church, since it has other = information in > addition to the Order of Service. snip > When that [general announcements] stuff gets added, the handout goes = from > being a Service Folder or Order of Service to being a Bulletin. > Will all due respect to my friend Sand, I'm with you, Monty. It's not always a very rational thing. Our pastor just returned from five years in London, and came back calling it a "service order," which confuses everybody. A year or so ago Mr. Checkley posted here (or on another organ list) the quaint information that among RC parishes in England, it's = called a "pew slip." Can you say that without giggling?   Alan    
(back) Subject: Re: Announcing hymns--off topic now From: "Stephen Barker" <steve@ststephenscanterbury.freeserve.co.uk> Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 20:53:45 +0100   A year or so ago Mr. Checkley posted here (or on another organ > list) the quaint information that among RC parishes in England, it's called > a "pew slip." Can you say that without giggling?   The news items on the back page of our weekly sheet is known as 'Pews = News'!   Steve, Canterbury UK    
(back) Subject: Re: reverb/bac acoustics... From: "Russ Greene" <rggreene2@shaw.ca> Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 14:57:03 -0500   On 8/21/02 7:32 AM, jon bertschinger wrote:   > Since the world is BENT on using lots of microphonesm how 'bout > we put them on the PIPE organ, and run it all thru an > "Echoplex"? We could adjust it so that we have as much reverb as > we want! > > Ok...so I'm just being silly. > > > Jon Bertschinger > Actually it's been done, sometimes pretty successfully. And the new, = highly touted, electronic acoustic treatment that concert halls are getting these days is just a development on the bunch of mics through an Echoplex technology. It seems to work well for concert halls and certainly would enliven dead rooms for organs as well but the cost is extreme. Concert = hall folks think it's a bargain because it's cheaper than razing the building = and starting over!   TTFN, Russ Greene    
(back) Subject: Re: Wrong Word From: "Russ Greene" <rggreene2@shaw.ca> Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 15:05:22 -0500   On 8/20/02 1:20 PM, First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois wrote:   > President Carter gave a famous speech in Poland where he meant to say > something like "I desire the Poles to have freedom," but the translator > chose the wrong word, and it came out something like, "I lust after the > Poles." > > And there was the clergy man who meant to refer to sin in his prayer by > saying, "Forgive us our fallingS short," but instead it came out, > "Forgive us our falling shortS."   And don't forget President Kennedy's famous "Ich bin ein Berliner!" which = in Berlin translates to "I am a doughnut!" (a "berliner" is a local = delicacy!)   TTFN, Russ Greene    
(back) Subject: DEAD ROOMS/BAD ACOUSTICS From: "Douglas Morgan" <aeolian_skinner@yahoo.com> Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 14:07:06 -0700 (PDT)   Want to hear a good one?   I recently tuned at a church which was "redecorating" and adding two big screens right in front of the exposed great. Their acoustical engineer, an "expert", gave them the advice to make the room as dead as possible -- install carpet, use acoustical tile and make it as much like a recording studio as possible. They should NOT purchase a pipe organ, but buy an electronic so that a master volume control could be placed on the control panel where the volume for the forrest of microphones was controlled. That way they could be sure that the organ didn't drown out the guitars, and vice versa.   Imagine working for hours getting your music ready only to have some "expert" decide you were playing too loud, and reach over and turn the organ volume down. I wonder if they could find five organists in North America who would tolerate that.   This "expert" formerly sold used cars, and struck me as a kindergarten dropout, and was -- shall we say --"intellectually challanged".   Guess who the church authorities listened to -- him or me? Who cares anyhow? Putting a fine pipe organ in this church would be like putting a prayer chapel in a whorehouse.   D. Keith Morgan         __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? HotJobs - Search Thousands of New Jobs http://www.hotjobs.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Announcing hymns--off topic now From: <ContraReed@aol.com> Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 18:35:41 EDT   In a message dated 8/21/02 3:31:35 PM Eastern Daylight Time, acfreed0904@earthlink.net writes:   << A year or so ago Mr. Checkley posted here (or on another organ list) the quaint information that among RC parishes in England, it's = called a "pew slip." Can you say that without giggling? >>   Heck, I'm still working on saying W. Oliphant Chuckerbutty without = giggling!  
(back) Subject: Re: Announcing hymns--off topic now From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 19:00:16 -0400   On 8/21/02 6:35 PM, "ContraReed@aol.com" <ContraReed@aol.com> wrote:   > Heck, I'm still working on saying W. Oliphant Chuckerbutty without = giggling! > Lots of luck. And just be glad you weren't one of his choirboys.   Alan    
(back) Subject: Re: DEAD ROOMS/BAD ACOUSTICS From: "jon bertschinger" <jonberts@magiccablepc.com> Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 18:14:55 -0500   So....just who was the "expert"? I think that there are enough of us with gunz. Remember "Murder on the Orient Express"? <G> I hope that these people finally have to live with the mess that they make.   It's folks with carpet and microphones for sale that are trying to ruin music.   Several years ago, we did a job where originally there was not going to be a pipe organ. The church was building a new facility, and had so much trouble with the old organ, they didn't want anything to do with a pipe organ. (The reason was the builder had mistakenly tried to use 24v magnets in a chest, using only 12v to operate. Most of the time notes didn't play!) The original intent of the new structure was carpeting up the walls, and the "digital organ" would provide "reverb" for the "effects". Fortunately, a wise person in the congregation (with money) stood ground for a pipe organ. Needless to say they have a beautiful building, with great acoustics and a fine pipe organ too.     Jon Bertschinger  
(back) Subject: Re: DEAD ROOMS/BAD ACOUSTICS From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 19:18:17 -0400   On 8/21/02 5:07 PM, "Douglas Morgan" <aeolian_skinner@yahoo.com> wrote:   > Want to hear a good one? > > I recently tuned at a church which was "redecorating" > and adding two big screens right in front of the > exposed great.   Snip   > This "expert" formerly sold used cars, and struck me > as a kindergarten dropout, and was -- shall we say > --"intellectually challanged". > > Guess who the church authorities listened to -- him or > me? Who cares anyhow?   DKM:   That IS a good one.   I know there's got to be some ethical or moral principle on the basis of which you give no clue to the identification (denomination, location, = name, whatever) of such a congregation. But I can't help wondering what it (the principle, OR the identification) IS. Surely the congregation TOO was "intellectually challenged."   Saaaad story!   Alan    
(back) Subject: Re: DEAD ROOMS/BAD ACOUSTICS From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 19:24:26 EDT     --part1_83.1f82c986.2a957b2a_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 8/21/02 5:07:52 PM Eastern Daylight Time, aeolian_skinner@yahoo.com writes:     > Imagine working for hours getting your music ready > only to have some "expert" decide you were playing too > loud, and reach over and turn the organ volume down. > I wonder if they could find five organists in North >   I recall when playing in a Baptist church with a 3m Moller, some "bright bulb" had hung microphones in the swell boxes so that the sound engineer could balance the organ volume (duh). During a morning service I was supposed to be playing quietly during a prayer. Much to my suprise the Erzahler Celeste suddenly began gettnig louder and louder and louder, sounding much like grand diapasons. I had no idea what was going on, especially since the shutters were closed, but the minister kept trying to =   shush me with his hand. Finally I realized what was happening and = pointed toward the sound booth. So the minister continued praying while making "knife across the throat" motions at the sound guy. The first thing I = did after church was get rid of those mics!   Bruce in the Muttastery at Howling Acres = http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502 ....an opportunity for health & wealth http://visionsuccess.com/BC2053   --part1_83.1f82c986.2a957b2a_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 = 8/21/02 5:07:52 PM Eastern Daylight Time, aeolian_skinner@yahoo.com = writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">Imagine working = for hours getting your music ready <BR>only to have some "expert" decide you were playing too <BR>loud, and reach over and turn the organ volume down. <BR>I wonder if they could find five organists in North <BR>America who would tolerate that.</BLOCKQUOTE> <BR> <BR>I recall when playing in a Baptist church with a 3m Moller, some = "bright bulb" had hung microphones in the swell boxes so that the sound = engineer could balance the organ volume (duh). = &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;During a morning service I was supposed to be = playing quietly during a prayer. &nbsp;&nbsp;Much to my suprise the = Erzahler Celeste suddenly began gettnig louder and louder and louder, = sounding much like grand diapasons. &nbsp;&nbsp;I had no idea what was = going on, especially since the shutters were closed, but the minister kept = trying to shush me with his hand. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Finally I realized = what was happening and pointed toward the sound booth. &nbsp;So the = minister continued praying while making "knife across the throat" motions = at the sound guy. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;The first thing I did after church was = get rid of those mics! <BR> <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_83.1f82c986.2a957b2a_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Announcing hymns--off topic now From: "jon bertschinger" <jonberts@magiccablepc.com> Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 18:27:54 -0500   I think the Royals don't need to worry about going on strike. They need to learn to play baseball! While I'm wondering...anyone know what kinda organ is at the "K" in kansas city?   jon bertschinger   p.s. asking to make it have something to do about organs. <G>  
(back) Subject: Titanics Organ still Playing From: "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh1@ns.sympatico.ca> Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 21:52:47 -0300   Titanic's organ still playing By John Willard -- Quad-City Times, March 21, 2000   Old movie palaces had lush sounding organs. So did the world's most famous seagoing palace - almost.   The owners of the Titanic had ordered a fancy custom-built pipe organ to furnish music aboard ship when the orchestra was not entertaining.   The instrument was not completed in time for the Titanic's maiden voyage, which ended April 14, 1912 when it struck an iceberg in the North = Atlantic. The ship sank, killing 1,500 people.   The organ is still with us.   The little-known story of the Titanic's organ was researched by Rick = Sundin, a Titanic buff from Davenport, for an article he submitted to the Titanic Historical Society and the Titanic International Society.   Sundin said the White Star Line ordered the instrument, a philharmonic parlor player pipe organ, especially for the Titanic. Housed in an ornate, hand-carved mahogany cabinet, the organ had 450 pipes but no keyboard. = Like player pianos, it used rolls of perforated paper to operate the keys. The instrument was made by a German firm, the Welte Co., which is long out of business.   The organ was to have graced the Titanic's first class boat deck entrance = to the grand staircase, but the Welte Co. was unable to meet the deadline for the ship's maiden voyage. Under a revised plan, the organ was to be installed on the ship after her return voyage to England.   The organ was waiting in Southampton when the Titanic went down.   Where is the organ today?   Sundin said the instrument, in pristine condition and containing almost = all of its original parts, has passed through several collectors. A wealthy Japanese businessman recently acquired the treasure for about $750,000, he said.     http://www.qctimes.com/willard/04JW0321.html    
(back) Subject: Music Search From: "Tom Hoehn" <thoehn@theatreorgans.com> Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2002 01:52:48 -0400   >Hi List - > >I am looking for piano transcriptions (reductions) of: > >Hoedown from Rodeo - Aaron Copland >Overture from Candide - Leonard Bernstein > >If anyone can point me in the right direction for these or if you happen >to have one you are no longer using----All I've found online are band >and orchestra arrangements and I really don't have the time or patience >to reduce those scores to organ notation. (yeah, I really am that lazy) > >-- >Tom Hoehn, Organist >http://theatreorgans.com/tomhoehn >Tampa Theatre, Tampa, FL >Roaring Twenties Pizza & Pipes (substitute) >First United Methodist Church, Clearwater, FL >CFTOS/Manasota/OATOS/HiloBay/CIC-ATOS >