PipeChat Digest #3275 - Wednesday, December 4, 2002
 
RE: Who controls the volume?   ARGHHHHHHHH!!!!!!
  by "Emmons, Paul" <pemmons@wcupa.edu>
Rich Lewis Plays Rochester on Dec. 14. (cross-posted)
  by "Kenneth Evans" <kevans1@rochester.rr.com>
RE: Shades of H G Wells
  by "Emmons, Paul" <pemmons@wcupa.edu>
RE: How to prove a Steady wind supply?
  by "Andrew Mead" <mead@eagle.ca>
Amy and a Pipe Organ
  by "First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois" <kzrev@rr1.net>
Re: Amy and a Pipe Organ
  by <Gfc234@aol.com>
Re: Clavinova disrupts Messiah rehearsal
  by <AFberlin3@aol.com>
Re: Clavinova
  by <AFberlin3@aol.com>
bellows for reed organ
  by "Gary Black" <gblack@ocslink.com>
 

(back) Subject: RE: Who controls the volume? ARGHHHHHHHH!!!!!! From: "Emmons, Paul" <pemmons@wcupa.edu> Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2002 14:23:01 -0500   Steve Chandler suggests:   > In churches that use sound technicians and club style equipment the protocol used by most club performers is perhaps necessary. What I mean is when a singer or instrumentalist can't hear himself he tells the sound technician over the PA. It's very public and the audience understands immediately there's a problem shifting the onus for a poor performance = onto the sound technician. Of course this assumes you have a mic at your mouth, that not being the case try pointing to the instrument and using your hand palm up to indicate greater volume is desired. In other words don't get mad, just communicate. It works in the clubs (I know I was there in my youth) why shouldn't it work at churches that use club style PAs?   This sounds like a very sensible suggestion. Gosh, is this kind of situation actually becoming common? It's never happened to me. I must be spoiled rotten.   Anyway, perhaps at some point it must be mentioned that qualified, or at least the most qualified, sound engineers are musicians themselves. Those of you who were at the OHS convention in Chicago last summer probably remember that one of our young Biggs scholars knew exactly what he wanted = to do with his life: become an organist and all-around musician and THEN = become a recording engineer, entering the highly respected graduate audio engineering program at (if I remember correctly) SUNY Fredonia, which doesn't even consider applicants without a degree in music or demonstrated equivalent. Many organ consoles aren't ideally situated to judge even the balance of the divisions within the organ, let alone its effect in an ensemble. If an engineer like one described above were at the controls, I would have to assume, or at least entertain the possibility, that he were = a better judge of the overall sound than I and inclined to act subtly and sympathetically. But if not, he'd better leave well enough alone; and if = he can't bring himself to do so, perhaps he should be reminded of the above qualifications and standards prevailing in his own metier. Too many cooks spoil the broth...?          
(back) Subject: Rich Lewis Plays Rochester on Dec. 14. (cross-posted) From: "Kenneth Evans" <kevans1@rochester.rr.com> Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2002 14:27:02 -0500   The Rochester Theater Organ Society is very pleased to present Rich Lewis = in his debut performance on our Wurlitzer 4/23 at 8 PM on Saturday, December 14. Rich Lewis is a very-talented theater organist who won the American Theatre Organ Society (ATOS) Young Artists Competition in 1992 when only = 17. Since then he has performed many concerts in the U.S. and Canada including two ATOS annual conventions.   Rich Lewis' performance will take place at the art-deco 2565-seat = Auditorium Center, 875 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14605. Please visit the RTOS home on the web at: http://theatreorgans.com/rochestr/ for driving directions and hotel links plus many pictures and much information about RTOS.   Admission at the door is only $10 each. We hope that you will join us for this stellar evening of wonderful theater pipe organ entertainment.   Submitted by Ken Evans, RTOS Director kevans1@rochester.rr.com    
(back) Subject: RE: Shades of H G Wells From: "Emmons, Paul" <pemmons@wcupa.edu> Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2002 15:13:46 -0500   Greg wrote:-   > > How bout this, what if we went back then? I bet half of us >or more would choose to stay! I probably would! > >   Colin wrote:   I tried to reply without success, but I cannot resist sending it now:-   Would this be Bach to the future Greg?   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK   ------------------------------------------------   I often say that I consider my fascination with computers to be a consolation prize for having been born about a century too late.   But seriously, we have no conception of how dismal and laborious daily = life was for the vast majority of people in those days-- even if you were well-enough off to have a servant or two. Most people, of course, didn't have servants, and many *were* servants. Music was a great luxury; you never heard it unless someone were making it in real time near you. Does anyone know what psychological and anthropolical studies have been done to identify and explain any relationship between life circumstances and capacity to appreciate fine music? It may be that most people with rough, hard lives *cannot* appreciate it, as a sort of defense mechanism, because the contrast between such beauty and the ugliness of their general = existence would be unbearable. I'd like to think that this is not so, but to assume that plunking myself down in eighteenth-century Leipzig would enable me = even to hear Bach's music, let alone love it, is more like playing Russian roulette than I want to consider.   Colin has probably seen the museum of Victorian life in-- what northern = city is it? York, I think. Or maybe we've seen documentary series like "Victorian house" or "Frontier house." They found a few things to like, = but ultimately the participants were glad when the experiment ended and they could return to modern life styles.       > -----Original Message----- > From: Colin Mitchell [SMTP:cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk] > Sent: Tuesday, December 03, 2002 11:51 AM > To: pipechat@pipechat.org > Subject: RE: Shades of H G Wells > > Hello, > > In the recent past, we (well actually "you") had discussions about > authentic Bach performances. > > Greg wrote:- > > > > > > How bout this, what if we went back then? I bet half of us > >or more would choose to stay! I probably would! > > > > > I tried to reply without success, but I cannot resist sending it now:- > > Would this be Bach to the future Greg? > > Regards, > > Colin Mitchell UK > > > > > > > _____ > > With Yahoo! Mail you can get a bigger mailbox -- choose a size that fits > your needs > = <http://uk.yahoo.com/mail/tagline_xtra/?http://uk.docs.yahoo.com/mail_stor > age.html> >  
(back) Subject: RE: How to prove a Steady wind supply? From: "Andrew Mead" <mead@eagle.ca> Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2002 15:51:31 -0500   The smallest things can make an organ wind supply and sound go "wonky". I recall being sent out of town to re-regulate an old 9 rank organ that the organist had suddenly found to be unacceptably unsteady in tone. I understand a contract was signed and I expected to be there for a few days with another co-worker. At some point on the first day I placed my hand on the reservoir and felt a small trembling sympathetic to what was heard through the pipes. The blower (a Casavant from the 1960's) was conveniently placed in a = kitchen closet in the church basement; I opened the blower and found a very small plastic bag tangled in the impellor. I removed it and was shocked to discover that the organ had recovered its' steadiness. It was a nice = scenic peaceful town and we were tempted to spend the rest of the week...ah... regulating the pipes as contracted. We gave it thorough tuning instead and were home the next day.   So, one thing you can do is to feel the surface of whatever it is that is regulating the wind supply to the pipes and attempt to detect vibration. = If it's there, do whatever it takes to fix it. I'm not familiar with the = chests you've described so that's about as far as I can go with help. AjM -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of Sam Vause Sent: Tuesday, December 03, 2002 12:34 AM To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: How to prove a Steady wind supply?   I have a four-rank set of dual chests, each with spring-loaded chest = floors (sort of Austin, I'm told). I've been trying to tune some of the higher-pitched pipes, and am finding it nearly impossible to do so using = the differential-beat method (the chests are connected to my Rodgers 760 Concord). I suspect the wind supply (likely the blower) may be unstable, showing up as a fast tremolo-style pitch changes.   Ergo, the question: how does one tell if the wind supply is stable? --Sam Sam Vause, Chandler, AZ     "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: Amy and a Pipe Organ From: "First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois" <kzrev@rr1.net> Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2002 15:15:04 -0600   Amy........you don't give your location and budget and details, but don't be so sure you can't afford a pipe organ yet. Have you contacted John Bishop at Organ Clearing House?   Dennis Steckley   Ich liebe meine Katzen ________________________ The other services use a praise band. Maybe that is part of the problem. They don't know how lucky they are, we would love a pipe organ but can't afford one yet. Amy        
(back) Subject: Re: Amy and a Pipe Organ From: <Gfc234@aol.com> Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2002 18:14:00 EST     --part1_119.1b995489.2b1e94b8_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Amy, If I were you, I would be thinking long term. Save, save, save until you = can afford a really fine instrument. Chances are, a cheap organ will give earaches, headaches, and heartaches. Greg.   --part1_119.1b995489.2b1e94b8_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>Amy, <BR>If I were you, I would be thinking long term. &nbsp;Save, save, save = until you can afford a really fine instrument. &nbsp;Chances are, a cheap = organ will give earaches, headaches, and heartaches. &nbsp; <BR>Greg.</FONT></HTML>   --part1_119.1b995489.2b1e94b8_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Clavinova disrupts Messiah rehearsal From: <AFberlin3@aol.com> Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2002 20:31:12 EST     --part1_147.41629d0.2b1eb4e0_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   That fact that your director couldn't laugh at such and occurrence and had = to resort to unleashing needless fury at you shows his own lack of professionalism.   --part1_147.41629d0.2b1eb4e0_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" FACE=3D"Geneva" = FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" SIZE=3D"2">That fact that your director couldn't = laugh at such and occurrence and had to resort to unleashing needless fury = at you shows his own lack of professionalism.</FONT><FONT = COLOR=3D"#000000" FACE=3D"Geneva" FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = SIZE=3D"2"></FONT></HTML>   --part1_147.41629d0.2b1eb4e0_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Clavinova From: <AFberlin3@aol.com> Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2002 20:35:56 EST     --part1_7f.30297c95.2b1eb5fc_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   That fact that your director couldn't laugh at such an occurrence and had = to resort to unleashing needless fury at you shows his own lack of professionalism.   --part1_7f.30297c95.2b1eb5fc_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" FACE=3D"Geneva" = FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" SIZE=3D"2">That fact that your director couldn't = laugh at such an occurrence and had to resort to unleashing needless fury = at you shows his own lack of professionalism.</FONT><FONT = COLOR=3D"#000000" FACE=3D"Geneva" FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = SIZE=3D"2"></FONT></HTML>   --part1_7f.30297c95.2b1eb5fc_boundary--  
(back) Subject: bellows for reed organ From: "Gary Black" <gblack@ocslink.com> Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2002 22:59:49 -0600   HI, Can anyone give me some information on where to have a reed organ( melodeon) restored in the Chicago area? This is for a friend and she = wants to have it looked after. Gary