PipeChat Digest #2703 - Thursday, February 14, 2002
 
FW: Virgil Fox Memorial Weekend - Atlanta
  by "Steven Frank" <steve@virgilfox.com>
Re: NEW TOPIC: Radio Relays from the Console to the Pipes
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: NEW TOPIC: Radio Relays from the Console to the Pipes
  by "Vern Jones" <soundres@foothill.net>
Re: NEW TOPIC: Radio Relays from the Console to the Pipes
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Re: NEW TOPIC: Radio Relays from the Console to the Pipes
  by "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz>
Re: NEW TOPIC: Radio Relays from the Console to the Pipes
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Re: bits & pieces
  by "Douglas A Campbell" <dougcampbell@juno.com>
Re: NEW TOPIC: Radio Relays from the Console to the Pipes
  by "Douglas A Campbell" <dougcampbell@juno.com>
DAY 3: Chicago International Organ Festival featuring David Brigg	s
  by "Cole, Carroll" <CCole@fourthchurch.org>
Re: bits & pieces
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Re: the good, the bad, the ugly, the brain-dead on pipeARGUE
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com>
Slightly offtopic
  by "Douglas A Campbell" <dougcampbell@juno.com>
Ash Wednesday for the unrepentent DFS masses
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com>
Re: NEW TOPIC: Radio Relays from the Console to the Pipes
  by <cdkrug@worldnet.att.net>
Re: Ash Wednesday for the unrepentent  masses
  by "Randy Terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com>
Re: NEW TOPIC: Radio Relays from the Console to the Pipes
  by "The Schneider Family" <arpschneider@starband.net>
 

(back) Subject: FW: Virgil Fox Memorial Weekend - Atlanta From: "Steven Frank" <steve@virgilfox.com> Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2002 12:28:16 -0500   Greetings all!   Just wanted to let everyone know of this years plans for our annual = concert series.   Labor Day Weekend 2002:   Saturday, August 31 will feature Richard Morris at a special concert in Spivey Hall at Clayton College.   Sunday afternoon, September 1st will be a joint concert featuring Larry Douglas Embury, Tom Hazleton, Lyn Larsen, and Jonas Nordwall at the = majestic Atlanta Fox Theatre on the "Mighty Mo".   Other events in the planning are a few fun workshops and possibly a master class. Preliminary information may be found at:   http://www.virgilfox.com/2002/   We will let you know when more information becomes available - this = weekend promises to be yet another grand event!   Looking forward to comments and feedback,   Steven Frank    
(back) Subject: Re: NEW TOPIC: Radio Relays from the Console to the Pipes From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2002 14:30:01 EST     --part1_29.2296018e.299c18b9_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 2/13/02 2:03:45 AM Eastern Standard Time, nstarfil@mediaone.net writes:     > Does the present organ technology make possible NO attachment via any = cable > between the console and the organ Proper?   Absolutely! Except....       there is no sound! ;-)   Bruce Cornely < Cremona502@cs.com > with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Visit Howling Acres and meet the Baskerbeagles: Duncan, Miles, Molly & = Dewi < http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502 + http://prepaidlegal.com/go/brucecornely >   --part1_29.2296018e.299c18b9_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 = 2/13/02 2:03:45 AM Eastern Standard Time, nstarfil@mediaone.net writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">Does the present = organ technology make possible NO attachment via any cable <BR>between the console and the organ Proper? </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>Absolutely! &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Except.... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR>there is no sound! &nbsp;;-) <BR> <BR> Bruce Cornely &lt; Cremona502@cs.com &gt;<I> </I> <BR>with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" <BR>Visit Howling Acres <I>&nbsp;</I>and meet the Baskerbeagles: = &nbsp;Duncan, Miles, Molly &amp; Dewi <BR>&lt; http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502 + = http://prepaidlegal.com/go/brucecornely &nbsp;&gt;</FONT></HTML>   --part1_29.2296018e.299c18b9_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: NEW TOPIC: Radio Relays from the Console to the Pipes From: "Vern Jones" <soundres@foothill.net> Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2002 11:43:06 -0800   Yes there are ways to link up wireless, using either an RF MIDI link or infrared MIDI links. So the roving console is a possibility with current technology.   And yes there will be sound, Pipes or Electronics...   Vern  
(back) Subject: Re: NEW TOPIC: Radio Relays from the Console to the Pipes From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2002 13:38:28 -0600   >Does the present organ technology make possible NO attachment via any = cable >between the console and the organ Proper? The possibilities are = intriguing. >The totally mobile console could be anywhere.   Actually there is, Peterson has developed a system using Wireless Ethernet, that same protocol that is used in wireless computer networking. I don't know exactly what stage in development it is in currently, it was announced over a year ago at a seminar in Colorado Springs. I know that at the time of its announcement it was going to be undergoing testing in some limited applications.   David  
(back) Subject: Re: NEW TOPIC: Radio Relays from the Console to the Pipes From: "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2002 09:45:38 +1300   A friend of mine who is a most competent organist and a whizz at = electronics as well is developing a laser system to connect console with organ = innards. He has a wee "transmitter" on the console, and a wee receiver on the organ itself. Everything goes by laser in between, so this means that as long as he lines the two things up, like adjusting a car's side mirror, the = console can go anywhere at all. Mind you, he needs an encoding thingie in the console and a decoder thingie in the organ itself, but he tells me it is well on the way and can be perfected. For my part, I'm ignorant of this = kind of thing...   Regards, Ross -----Original Message----- From: Cremona502@cs.com <Cremona502@cs.com> To: pipechat@pipechat.org <pipechat@pipechat.org> Date: Thursday, February 14, 2002 8:30 AM Subject: Re: NEW TOPIC: Radio Relays from the Console to the Pipes     In a message dated 2/13/02 2:03:45 AM Eastern Standard Time, nstarfil@mediaone.net writes:       Does the present organ technology make possible NO attachment via any cable between the console and the organ Proper?     Absolutely! Except....       there is no sound! ;-)   Bruce Cornely < Cremona502@cs.com > with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Visit Howling Acres and meet the Baskerbeagles: Duncan, Miles, Molly & Dewi < http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502 + http://prepaidlegal.com/go/brucecornely >      
(back) Subject: Re: NEW TOPIC: Radio Relays from the Console to the Pipes From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2002 15:35:38 EST   Hi Bruce   Peterson  
(back) Subject: Re: bits & pieces From: "Douglas A Campbell" <dougcampbell@juno.com> Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2002 16:23:56 -0500       On Thu, 3 Jan 2002 19:51:47 +1300 "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> writes: > Dear List, > I know of no aluminium [correct spelling for Britain, Australia and > NZ] > pipes at all in New Zealand, and saw none in Britain. Zinc pipes are > not > only a lot cheaper and stiffer than metal or tin, but are also > lighter so > need less support. I don't think there's really all that much > advantage in > having anything else below about GG pitch or maybe CC, and I've seen > stunningly good zinc pipes even as high as 2ft Middle C, though > rarely.   Dear Ross,   Aluminium pipes are used in the US, although not commonly. They are VERY light and are primarily used in facades where a polished surface is desired. They simply look so much better than Zinc. They, like Zinc are used for basses only.   If you look at : http://www.schneiderpipeorgans.com/quincy/default.html   All of the facade pipes are of polished aluminium.   I'm sure if you have any further question, Rich Schneider would be happy to explain ( and much better that I could !).     Douglas A. Campbell Skaneateles, NY   ________________________________________________________________ GET INTERNET ACCESS FROM JUNO! Juno offers FREE or PREMIUM Internet access for less! Join Juno today! For your FREE software, visit: http://dl.www.juno.com/get/web/.  
(back) Subject: Re: NEW TOPIC: Radio Relays from the Console to the Pipes From: "Douglas A Campbell" <dougcampbell@juno.com> Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2002 15:58:23 -0500       On Wed, 13 Feb 2002 02:03:47 -0500 Stanley Lowkis <nstarfil@mediaone.net> writes: > Does the present organ technology make possible NO attachment via any > cable > between the console and the organ Proper? The possibilities are > intriguing. > The totally mobile console could be anywhere. > Although the technology DOES exist to do this, it is rather limited. the porblem of getting the individual signals to the [proper divisions, ranks and individual pipes is really quite straightforward and simple -- infraed transmitters in the console and receivers at the organ proper could handle this easily. However, the drawback is powering the console itself. I suppose the console could be fitted with a bank of batteries needed to provide the 12vDC for the console electronics ( combo action, relay, memory and the infared transmitters), but that would mean also having a 12vDC lighting system for the music rack and pedalboard. This would require a rather massive battery bank in the console to provide any length of "operating time before re-charging", thus adding to the mass and weight of the console. It would be far easier to do this with just a standard 110v AC plug as the only attachment.   Somehow, I could just see Virgil Fox being wheeled up the aisle, playing away, cape flowing out behind ! ;-)   Douglas A. Campbell Skaneateles, NY   ________________________________________________________________ GET INTERNET ACCESS FROM JUNO! Juno offers FREE or PREMIUM Internet access for less! Join Juno today! For your FREE software, visit: http://dl.www.juno.com/get/web/.  
(back) Subject: DAY 3: Chicago International Organ Festival featuring David Brigg s From: "Cole, Carroll" <CCole@fourthchurch.org> Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2002 16:40:07 -0600   Tuesday, February 19, 2002 7:30 p.m. David Briggs in concert The Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago 126 East Chestnut Street, Chicago, IL 60611-2094   PROGRAM   MASTERSINGERS' OVERTURE by Richard Wagner (arranged Westbrook) THREE PIECES FOR MUSICAL CLOCKS by Franz Joseph Haydn HUNGARIAN MARCH (from The Damnation of Faust) by Hector Berlioz AIR ON THE G STRING by Johann Sebastian Bach (arranged David J. Briggs) PEER-GYNT SUITE NO. 1 by Edvard Grieg (arranged David J. Briggs) Morning; The Death of Ase; Anitra's Dance; In the Hall of the = Mountain King   PAVANE by Gabriel Faure (arranged Hesford) POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE MARCH NO.1 by Sir Edward Elgar (arranged G. R. Sinclair) ADAGIETTO (Symphony No 5) by Gustav Mahler FLIGHT OF THE BUMBLE-BEE by Nicholas Rimsky-Korsakoff (arranged Nagel) CLAIR DE LUNE (from Suite Bergamasque) by Claude Debussy ( arranged = Cellier) DAPHIS ET CHLOE, SUITE NO.2 by Ravel (arranged David J. Briggs) Lever du jour; Pantomine; Danse generale   English concert organist David Briggs is Director of Music at Gloucester Cathedral and widely noted as an improvisateur. Before going to Gloucester Cathedral in 1994, Mr. Briggs was Organist and Master of the Choristers at Truro Cathedral, becoming the youngest cathedral organist in England at = his appointment there. Prior to his work at Truro, he spent four years at Assistant Organist at Hereford Cathedral. Mr. Briggs began his association with the famous Three Choirs Festival while at Hereford, and in 1995 conducted his first Three Choirs Festival as Organist of Gloucester Cathedral. He was Organ Scholar at King's College, Cambridge, and did a number of tours, broadcasts and recordings with the King's College Choir. His = musical career started as a chorister at Birmingham Cathedral, and he has won a number of scholarships and prizes including several awards when he became = a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists at age seventeen, and a Countess = of Munster Scholarship to study with Jean Langlais in Paris. Mr. Briggs has won the first prizes in both the Paisley and St. Alban's International Improvisation Competitions. He has transcribed a number of Pierre Cochereau's improvisations for publication, and is featured in a newly released compact disc of his own improvisations at Gloucester and = St. Paul's Cathedrals. He is increasingly in demand as a recitalist, with 1997 performances set in Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand. = David Briggs is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a member of and examiner for the Council of the Royal College of Organists, and a visiting tutor in improvisation at the Royal Northern College of Music.     C. Carroll Cole, Coordinator of Fine Arts Fourth Presbyterian Church 126 East Chestnut Street, Chicago, IL 60611-2094 312.787.2729, ext. 252 facsimile 312.787.4584 ccole@fourthchurch.org <http://www.fourthchurch.org>      
(back) Subject: Re: bits & pieces From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2002 20:05:55 EST   Dear list   The Goteburg project of a week or ten days ago, describes how tin plus alloys were run in a trough onto sand. It is described as being harder than regular tin, or zinc. Is anyone familiar with this method? It was used by the old master builders to fabricate pipe metal.   http://www.hum.gu.se/goart/   It seems that the temperature at pouring time and the trace impurities produced this very hard durable tin.   The modern method pours the metal onto canvass, and talcum powder, and the metal is soft.   I thought this would be interesting especially for all tin facade pipes.   Ron Severin  
(back) Subject: Re: the good, the bad, the ugly, the brain-dead on pipeARGUE From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2002 19:06:59 -0600   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0031_01C1B4C1.9CE7A880 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   I never got no-posted, but I withdrew from the list voluntarily, letting = =3D it be known at the time in no uncertain terms that I considered the way = =3D the list was run by the listowner to be arbitrary and unfair. I imagine = =3D as a result of this that I would be unwelcome if I chose to return, but = =3D actually I have never regretted having left. There was a great deal if =3D nastiness on the Piporg list, and I believe much of this is due to the =3D way it is administered. I have never had any complaints with the way in = =3D which other lists I belong to -- such as Pipechat and Anglican Music -- = =3D are run and believe the listowners do an excellent job.   John Speller. ----- Original Message -----=3D20 From: Cremona502@cs.com=3D20 To: pipechat@pipechat.org=3D20 Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2002 11:13 PM Subject: Re: the good, the bad, the ugly, the brain-dead on pipeARGUE     In a message dated 2/12/02 2:21:41 PM Eastern Standard Time, =3D quilisma@socal.rr.com writes:=3D20       I am not allowed to post to that august list, being but a lowly =3D CHURCH=3D20 organist with ONLY a Bmus degree, but ...=3D20       don't feel bad, Bud. I got no-posted, too, but it wasn't because I =3D don't use couplers!!=3D20   It all depends upon the organ. =3D20   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0031_01C1B4C1.9CE7A880 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META content=3D3D"text/html; charset=3D3Dwindows-1252" =3D http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 5.00.2919.6307" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>I never got no-posted, but I withdrew = =3D from the list=3D20 voluntarily, letting it be known at the time in no uncertain terms that = =3D I=3D20 considered the way the list was run by the listowner to be arbitrary and = =3D   unfair.&nbsp; I imagine as a result of this that I would be unwelcome if = =3D I chose=3D20 to return, but actually I have never regretted having left.&nbsp;There =3D was a=3D20 great deal if nastiness on the Piporg list, and I believe much of this =3D is due to=3D20 the way it is administered.&nbsp; I have never had any complaints with =3D the way=3D20 in which other lists I belong to -- such as Pipechat and Anglican Music = =3D -- are=3D20 run and believe the listowners do an excellent job.</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>John Speller.</FONT></DIV> <BLOCKQUOTE=3D20 style=3D3D"BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: = =3D 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; PADDING-RIGHT: 0px"> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial">----- Original Message ----- </DIV> <DIV=3D20 style=3D3D"BACKGROUND: #e4e4e4; FONT: 10pt arial; font-color: =3D black"><B>From:</B>=3D20 <A href=3D3D"mailto:Cremona502@cs.com"=3D20 title=3D3DCremona502@cs.com>Cremona502@cs.com</A> </DIV> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>To:</B> <A=3D20 href=3D3D"mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org"=3D20 title=3D3Dpipechat@pipechat.org>pipechat@pipechat.org</A> </DIV> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Sent:</B> Tuesday, February 12, =3D 2002 11:13=3D20 PM</DIV> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Subject:</B> Re: the good, the bad, = =3D the ugly,=3D20 the brain-dead on pipeARGUE</DIV> <DIV><BR></DIV><FONT face=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT size=3D3D2>In a =3D message dated=3D20 2/12/02 2:21:41 PM Eastern Standard Time, <A=3D20 href=3D3D"mailto:quilisma@socal.rr.com">quilisma@socal.rr.com</A> =3D writes:=3D20 <BR><BR><BR> <BLOCKQUOTE=3D20 style=3D3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; =3D MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px"=3D20 TYPE=3D3D"CITE">I am not allowed to post to that august list, being but = =3D a lowly=3D20 CHURCH <BR>organist with ONLY a Bmus degree, but ... =3D <BR></FONT><FONT=3D20 color=3D3D#000000 face=3D3DArial lang=3D3D0 size=3D3D3=3D20 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF"></BLOCKQUOTE><BR></FONT><FONT color=3D3D#000000 =3D face=3D3DArial=3D20 lang=3D3D0 size=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF"><BR>don't feel bad, Bud. = =3D &nbsp;&nbsp;I got=3D20 no-posted, too, but it wasn't because I don't use couplers!! =3D <BR><BR>It all=3D20 depends upon the=3D20 organ.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</FONT></FONT></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0031_01C1B4C1.9CE7A880--    
(back) Subject: Slightly offtopic From: "Douglas A Campbell" <dougcampbell@juno.com> Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2002 21:20:11 -0500   There is a local youth ( 16 year old High School Junior), who is quite a composer. Would you happen to know of any Youth Competitions for composition ?? He writes for a variety of instruments.   Please reply off-list.     Douglas A. Campbell Skaneateles, NY      
(back) Subject: Ash Wednesday for the unrepentent DFS masses From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2002 21:33:23 -0600   ST. AGATHA'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH DeFuniak Springs, Florida   THE LITURGY FOR THE FIRST DAY OF LENT ASH WEDNESDAY   The Ministers enter in silence Sequence Hymn - The glory of these forty days (Erhalt uns) - H 143 The Bidding to a Holy Lent THE IMPOSITION OF ASHES Offertory Hymn - Kind Maker of the world, O hear (A la venue de noel) - H 152 Eucharistic Prayer D Dismissal The Ministers leave the church in silence   "On this sacred day of penitence and ashes, the people of St. Agatha's Parish enter the 40 solemn days of Lent along with nearly a billion Christians around the world, Anglican and Roman Catholic. (Orthodox Christians keep Lent, but at a slightly different time.) There is no serious Christianity without prayer, fasting and almsgiving. This is the day to begin some private act(s) of abstaining from innocent pleasure(s)."   Thought for a few minutes we weren't having the service. I left the bulletin to be printed because I was out of town all day, and drove break-neck to get to the church on time. First there were just the priest and me, then two others showed up, and by the time the service was half over the congregation swelled to seven. So ashes were imposed at three different times.   I've been laughing at myself all day - yesterday was my first actual court battle in over 6 years, so I was loaded for bear. The two defense attorneys had filed a motion to discharge the guardian in the case. All three of the other attorneys were newer to the bar and had never practiced against me. One called me the night before to warn me that he was fighting hard for his position, and I told him very sweetly that I was bound to defend my guardian and outlined most of my argument. The next day, both attorneys argued their issue, rather lamely, I thought. The minute the judge asked my client's position in defense of the motion, I hammered 4 points in quick succession, leaving the attorneys' mouths gaping open at me. As I'm sliding into home on the fourth point, the judge is surreptitiously holding up his hand and trying not to laugh, as if to tell me to shut up, I've won already. But I was hellbent to nail the lid on the coffin. Maybe I need something stronger than Zoloft! But all the judge said was, "I agree - motion denied." Well, he did tell me on my first day of work that he wanted me to take an active role in the cases!   Am preparing the bulletin for Sunday - the priest has decided we will do Rite I during Lent. It's been YEARS since I've done Rite I, so it will be quite fun. I sent the priest a note asking him to please consider moving the announcements to right after the blessing and prior to the recessional hymn, to prevent the major disruption of worship. I don't know if he will, but it worked well at St. Mary the Virgin when I visited last summer.   What to give up for Lent - alcohol or chocolate? Chocolate or alcohol? Maybe eating entirely, or soft drinks. Cussing? Nah, that's legal terms.   Regards to all,   Glenda Sutton              
(back) Subject: Re: NEW TOPIC: Radio Relays from the Console to the Pipes From: <cdkrug@worldnet.att.net> Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2002 22:41:08 -0500   On Wed, Feb 13, 2002 at 11:43:06AM -0800, Vern Jones wrote: > Yes there are ways to link up wireless, using either an RF MIDI link or > infrared MIDI links. So the roving console is a possibility with current > technology. > > And yes there will be sound, Pipes or Electronics... >   I've never seen it done, but you could take a couple hundred of the servos from an RC model and connect them to the trackers with the velocity determining the rate of opening.   It would take a good bit of adjustment to get it right, however, and at least one retro-grouch would play the organ and insist it was "not the same" even if a double blind test prove that it WAS the same.        
(back) Subject: Re: Ash Wednesday for the unrepentent masses From: "Randy Terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com> Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2002 20:06:07 -0800 (PST)     --- Glenda <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> wrote: > Thought for a few minutes we weren't having the service. I left the > bulletin to be printed because I was out of town all day, and drove > break-neck to get to the church on time. First there were just the > priest and me, then two others showed up, and by the time the service > was half over the congregation swelled to seven. So ashes were imposed > at three different times.   Glenda - I loved your post! You go girl, & give 'em hell!   As for me, the only time I thought about Lent was once when I noticed = someone in the store who was brave enough to leave the ashes on her forhead following service.   Oh, the horrors of working retail and trying to be a church worker as = well. Since loosing my "regular" admin. job due to Sept. 11, I've been back in the floral = business, working at a very fancy, very busy market in Palo Alto. Of course, All the major Feast days = compete with secular work, and while most people were in church reflecting on the Lenten = journey, I was busy cleaning crystal floralware and marking rose dozens that are normally $12.99 up to = $19.99 - that is if you want colors. For the traditional red roses you must fork out a mere $34.99 = for cleaned and sleeved roses. But if you want some greens and filler you have to come up with = $39.99.   Anyone who is smart of course will note that as long as you will take = something other than red (all lovely, of course) you can bring them to the floral stand and we will = dress, add ferns and baby's breath, and sleeve and tie it all up with a nice bow for the base = $19.99 price. I am totally tuliped and rosed out. I don't care if I EVER see another flower = arrangement! Thank God for small favors like no altar flowers during Lent. I am supposed to come = up with something fabulous for Easter Sunday and it will take all 40 days of Lent to recover = from Valentines!!!   I didn't play at any of our three services today, and I suppose that with = that many services not enough people came to any one to warrant singing. We did have a great = service last Sunday repleat with two baptisms.   Now I am busy getting ready for the thrid annual Holy Week concert. This = is what I finally came up with (so far):   I   Concerto del Sigr. Meck - J. G. Walther   Suite du Primere Ton - Pierre DuMage Plein Jeu Fugue Tierce en Taille Basse de Trompette Recit Dialogue   II (with choir)   "Blessed Jesus, at Thy Word" (sung) Chorale Prelude (misc) - Bach Canzona - Richard Purvis   "My Song is Love Unknown" (sung, to the tune Rhosymedre) Chorale Prelude - R. Vaughan Williams   "Christ Jesus Lay in Death's Strong Bonds" (sung) Chorale Prelude - Samuel Schiedt   III   Variations on "My Young Life is at an End" - J. P. Sweelinck   IV   Cortege et Litanie - Marcel Dupre   Thanks Malcolm for the 2 part setting of Jesu, Joy, we did it last = Sunday!!!   Randy     =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D Randy Terry, Director of Music Ministry & Organist Mona Dena, Assistant & Principal Conductor The Episcopal Church of St. Peter 178 Clinton Street Redwood City, California www.stpetersrwc.org   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Send FREE Valentine eCards with Yahoo! Greetings! http://greetings.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: Re: NEW TOPIC: Radio Relays from the Console to the Pipes From: "The Schneider Family" <arpschneider@starband.net> Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2002 22:52:13 -0600   Douglas A Campbell wrote: > Although the technology DOES exist to do this, it is rather limited. the > porblem of getting the individual signals to the [proper divisions, = ranks > and individual pipes is really quite straightforward and simple -- > infraed transmitters in the console and receivers at the organ proper > could handle this easily. However, the drawback is powering the console > itself.   Actually: it's not that hard to do. The largest one we've ever done had something like 120 stop controls and three (count 'em!) Rectifiers in the console. We ran a "snake" that had a #12-4 cable, which gave us two A.C. Circuits which was powered by a twist-lock plug in the console "garage". That cable really wasn't that large, but gave us everything we needed to power the console drawknobs and console lights, which were 110 VAC. The major disadvantage of 12 volt console lights is that they dim precipitously whenever a piston is pressed!   > Somehow, I could just see Virgil Fox being wheeled up the aisle, playing > away, cape flowing out behind ! ;-)   Well, if "cordless" is REALLY necessary, maybe we could string overhead wires like the old trolley cars and put davits up to connect the console while it's being wheeled down the aisle!   :o)   Wireless power transmission hasn't been perfected -yet!! That's why we still see all those wires on poles heading straight for California, don'tchaknow!   Faithfully,   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:arpschneider@starband.net HOME EMAIL mailto:arp@schneiderpipeorgans.com SHOP EMAIL http://www.schneiderpipeorgans.com WEB PAGE URL