PipeChat Digest #2642 - Thursday, January 10, 2002
 
Re: ScottsFox Mollema Residence X-Posted
  by "The Schneider Family" <arpschneider@starband.net>
Organs in the Nave
  by "Mike Gettelman" <mike3247@earthlink.net>
RE: Dennis James - silent film performance  - Castro Theatre - 1/	14/02
  by "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org>
Re: OFF-TOPIC: the death of a pet
  by "Margo Dillard" <dillardm@airmail.net>
RE: Organs in the Nave
  by "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org>
Re: Pipe Organs for CHEAP
  by "BridgewaterUMC Director of Music" <bridgewatermusic@hotmail.c
RE: Pipe Organs for CHEAP
  by "Wietstock, Steven M" <swietsto@indiana.edu>
Re: Pipe Organs for CHEAP
  by "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org>
Re: Pipe Organs for CHEAP
  by "Roy Redman" <rredman@imagin.net>
RE: Another New Album
  by "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org>
Re: ScottsFox Mollema Residence X-Posted
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Re: OFF-TOPIC: the death of a pet
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
RE: ScottsFox Mollema Residence X-Posted
  by "Tom Blackwell" <tom@pstos.org>
RE: ScottsFox Mollema Residence X-Posted
  by "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org>
RE: ScottsFox Mollema Residence X-Posted
  by "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org>
Re: Dennis James - silent film performance  - Castro Theatre - 1/	14/02
  by "Bruce  Miles" <bruce@gbmuk.fsnet.co.uk>
Re: [organchat] Re: ScottsFox Mollema Residence X-Posted
  by "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org>
Re: [organchat] Re: ScottsFox Mollema Residence X-Posted
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
RE: Pipe Organs for CHEAP
  by "Randy Terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: ScottsFox Mollema Residence X-Posted From: "The Schneider Family" <arpschneider@starband.net> Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2002 05:58:44 -0600   RonSeverin@aol.com wrote: > Dear Listers > > Bill Mollema, Wicks Representative from 1967-1997 recently began putting > finishing touches on his comprehensive and unusual home organ. It's = listed > in the current ATOS for January/Feb. 2002.   > To say the least, this is a very complete organ, Home or otherwise. > = Mr. Mollema lives in > Scotts, Michigan. If you are in the area you might want to give him a = call > to see the organ. You could say the house is built around the organ, > or is it the other way around? I guess it could be either way. The work > is stunningly beautiful. Oh! To be Bill's neice or nephew!   I don't suppose there is a web page listing and photographs there, are there?   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  
(back) Subject: Organs in the Nave From: "Mike Gettelman" <mike3247@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2002 07:17:13 -0500   After seeing the latest Diapason magazine cover, it dawned on me that I have yet to hear an organ that is built into the side walls of a Nave (think that's the term) where the divisions are separate and face each other instead of facing towards the sanctuary. It would seem that this poses all sorts of special voicing problems considering all of the sound must mix in the center of the Nave, and then be reflected out from there. I would be interested to hear any discussion. The Reuter Instrument pictured would seem to be a very special situation because the back wall of the Nave is a window wall, so none of the instrument actually faces outwards at all.   Mike    
(back) Subject: RE: Dennis James - silent film performance - Castro Theatre - 1/ 14/02 From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2002 08:36:45 -0500   This message is in MIME format. Since your mail reader does not understand this format, some or all of this message may not be legible.   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C199DB.D8628F70 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   I never knew the Castro Theatre has an organ? That's the Castro Theatre = =3D on Castro Street in SF? (I know Duh!) But I have to be sure, now. Robert Colasacco -----Original Message----- From: MUSCUR@aol.com [mailto:MUSCUR@aol.com] Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2002 4:35 PM To: PIPORG-L@listserv.albany.edu Cc: pipechat@pipechat.org; Theatreorgans-L@theatreorgans.com Subject: Dennis James - silent film performance - Castro Theatre - =3D 1/14/02     The annual BERLIN & BEYOND Film Festival presented by the =3D Goethe-Institut at the wonderful Castro Theatre includes as the restored silent film =3D feature this year G.W. Pabst's silent film masterpiece DIARY OF A LOST GIRL (TAGEBUCH EINER VERLORENEN) starring Louise Brooks. The special =3D screening will accompanied by Dennis James at the Mighty WurliTzer performing his newly commissioned original score. Showtime on Monday night, January =3D 14th, is 7:00 p.m. Admission is $10. Advance tickets are available =3DB7 On the web at ticketweb.com =3DB7 At Caf=3DE9 de la Presse, 352 Grant Avenue@Bush And on the day of the screening =3DB7 At the Castro =3DB7 At the Point Arena Theatre=3D20 Castro Theatre=3D20 At Castro & Market Info: (415) 621-6120 Public transportation: Muni lines 8, 24, 33, 37 Streetcars K, L, M=3D20 BERLIN & BEYOND Festival Information Online at: http://www.goethe.de/uk/saf/enpkal.htm#V17     ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C199DB.D8628F70 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META HTTP-EQUIV=3D3D"Content-Type" CONTENT=3D3D"text/html; =3D charset=3D3Diso-8859-1">     <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 5.50.4912.300" name=3D3DGENERATOR></HEAD> <BODY> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D507483513-10012002><FONT face=3D3DGaramond =3D color=3D3D#800000>I never=3D20 knew the Castro Theatre has an organ? That's the Castro Theatre on =3D Castro Street=3D20 in SF? (I know Duh!) But I have to be sure, now.</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D507483513-10012002><FONT face=3D3DGaramond =3D color=3D3D#800000>Robert=3D20 Colasacco</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV class=3D3DOutlookMessageHeader dir=3D3Dltr align=3D3Dleft><FONT =3D face=3D3DTahoma=3D20 size=3D3D2>-----Original Message-----<BR><B>From:</B> MUSCUR@aol.com=3D20 [mailto:MUSCUR@aol.com]<BR><B>Sent:</B> Wednesday, January 09, 2002 =3D 4:35=3D20 PM<BR><B>To:</B> PIPORG-L@listserv.albany.edu<BR><B>Cc:</B>=3D20 pipechat@pipechat.org; =3D Theatreorgans-L@theatreorgans.com<BR><B>Subject:</B>=3D20 Dennis James - silent film performance - Castro Theatre -=3D20 1/14/02<BR><BR></FONT></DIV><FONT face=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT = lang=3D3D0 =3D face=3D3DArial=3D20 size=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF">The annual BERLIN &amp; BEYOND Film =3D Festival presented=3D20 by the Goethe-Institut at the wonderful Castro Theatre includes as the =3D restored=3D20 silent film feature this year G.W. Pabst's silent film masterpiece =3D DIARY OF A=3D20 LOST GIRL (TAGEBUCH EINER VERLORENEN) starring Louise Brooks.&nbsp; The = =3D special=3D20 screening will accompanied by Dennis James at the Mighty WurliTzer =3D performing=3D20 his newly commissioned original score.&nbsp; Showtime on Monday night, =3D January=3D20 14th, is 7:00 p.m. Admission is $10.&nbsp; Advance tickets are =3D available<BR>=3DB7 On=3D20 the web at ticketweb.com<BR>=3DB7 At Caf=3DE9 de la Presse, 352 Grant =3D Avenue@Bush<BR>And=3D20 on the day of the screening<BR>=3DB7 At the Castro<BR>=3DB7 At the Point = =3D Arena Theatre=3D20 <BR>Castro Theatre <BR>At Castro &amp; Market<BR>Info: (415) =3D 621-6120<BR>Public=3D20 transportation: Muni lines 8, 24, 33, 37<BR>Streetcars K, L, M =3D <BR>BERLIN &amp;=3D20 BEYOND&nbsp; Festival Information Online at:=3D20 http://www.goethe.de/uk/saf/enpkal.htm#V17<BR></FONT></FONT></BODY></HTM=3D=   L>   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C199DB.D8628F70--  
(back) Subject: Re: OFF-TOPIC: the death of a pet From: "Margo Dillard" <dillardm@airmail.net> Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2002 08:01:15 -0600   I have had my own personal logical/theological approach to the question of pets going to heaven for some years - which goes like this - If we look at what we believe about creation and what God gave mankind that is different from the animals - we were given the ability to choose between good and evil. Animals were not. That doesn't say anything about souls - just the ability to choose. Adam and Eve chose to fall from grace - so all the = rest of the Bible stuff happened so we could regain grace and hope for = eternity. The animals never fell - they don't need saving - they have lived in a = state of grace since creation. If A, then B. As the movie title goes - All = Dogs Go to Heaven - and cats and hamsters and iguanas and whatever other creatures you may hope to see again.   I have another idea about pets that is not so theologically logical. I = have a picture collage on my wall of all my pets, dead and alive, with the scripture heading "for by this have some entertained angels unawares."   About a month ago, I lost my best beloved of 20 years to cancer. All of = our pets now live with me - and although my household has become very interesting with 5 dogs and 5 cats, I would have it no other way. = Everyone thinks I am being magnanimous to give them a home. Truth is, I'm the one who needs them much more than they need me. I don't know how I would survive this loss without their love and support.   So sorry to hear of the impending loss of your sheltie. Somewhere, I have = a copy of a poem that my vet sends to people when they lose a pet. It is really beautiful. If I can find it, I will post it. I have never seen it anywhere else.   Margo        
(back) Subject: RE: Organs in the Nave From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2002 08:53:08 -0500   I've heard a number of these in Italy but only used in service playing. I was very pleased with the sound. After the service and during the postlude and although the sound mixed well elsewhere, as I walked up further toward the front of the church where the chambers were and stood between them, = the differences were clearer yet I personally thought it an interesting experience and not at all disconcerting or problematic. That may be = because I was not listening to the piece as a whole but because the separate = voices coming from different directions caught my attention and I enjoyed the experience. I don't think I could so enjoy an entire recital. I guess in short what I'm saying is I enjoyed the new experience as a new experience but that it would not be a lasting enjoyment. I should tell, also, that these were three aisle churches where the chambers were on the outer walls of the buildings not on the inner walls of the middle aisle. Colasacco    
(back) Subject: Re: Pipe Organs for CHEAP From: "BridgewaterUMC Director of Music" <bridgewatermusic@hotmail.com> Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2002 08:54:41 -0500     Pete:   Im dubious of anyone who thinks that 50K is a reasonable estimate for an organ of the type you describe. Ive seen these things done with a rank = from here and a rank from there. Nine times out of ten the result is a = disaster which in a few years must be replaced.   If they are going to go pipe, then run a capitol campaign and do it right. = Yes it might take a little longer, but the result will be much better. As =   to new organs breathing life into a music program. As a long time roman musician, I can tell you that not likely the problem but we wont go there now will we? ! :)   Dr K     _________________________________________________________________ Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at = http://explorer.msn.com/intl.asp.    
(back) Subject: RE: Pipe Organs for CHEAP From: "Wietstock, Steven M" <swietsto@indiana.edu> Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2002 09:24:04 -0500   In my previous position, our church for a budget of $50K, was able to = obtain a gently used 15 rank instrument through the organ clearinghouse, had it removed from its previous location, restored, installed and revoiced by a reputable builder. It can be done and done well.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Steven M. Wietstock, Ph.D. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  
(back) Subject: Re: Pipe Organs for CHEAP From: "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org> Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2002 08:30:32 -0600   At 12:19 AM 1/10/02 -0500, you wrote: >I have spoken with many friends about this issue...A good friend of >mine, a Catholic priest, has a small congregation that is not wealthy.     Check out the organs that are available from the Organ Clearing House....there are some excellent organs there that need homes..have you people check with a local organ builder on the costs of installing a clearing house organ. This might be a good fit for your friend.   jch      
(back) Subject: Re: Pipe Organs for CHEAP From: "Roy Redman" <rredman@imagin.net> Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2002 08:49:30 -0600   Even in congregations that are not wealthy, there is almost always money for pipe organs. I could give many examples, but let me simply say that = the lack of a pipe organ is usually because of the lack of leadership. In = almost every instance, once the pipe organ project is announced by the pastor, = more money becomes available than is initially thought to be there. Pipe = organs are popular gifts. We simply need to have the opportunity made known. A reasonable budget for a given congregation is assumed, however. The Organ Clearing House has many options for those who simply cannot afford a completely new instrument. Roy Redman   Oboe32@aol.com wrote:   > Hey All, > I have spoken with many friends about this issue...A good friend = of > mine, a Catholic priest, has a small congregation that is not wealthy. = This > congregation is in need of a new organ, and the pastor wants to go pipe, = in > effort to breath some fresh air into the sad state of the music program. = The > space is rather large, seating about 500, and the church would like to = go > with a pipe instrument that could fill the room and stay under 50K! I = know > this could be possible, but I don't know how to go about doing it. They = have > a small choir loft in the rear of the church, and the pastor encourages > blocking the window, as he doesn't like it! HA! I estimate that this = church > needs a good robust plenum, a weighty 16' Bourdon, a fundamental reed, = and > some bold flutes, but I don't know how to go about getting them started. = Let > the suggestions roll... > > -Pete Isherwood > > "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: Another New Album From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2002 09:51:45 -0500   This message is in MIME format. Since your mail reader does not understand this format, some or all of this message may not be legible.   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C199E6.53081150 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1"   Seeing these boxes of pipes gives me an idea. I've been looking for = storage containers for my music, which, after 18 years of being in boxes in my closets all over the apartment, have been taken down and I would like to have access to 100% of the time, of course. I would like to have those map drawers but find they are very expensive. I want to store the music flat, not standing on its lower edge like books on a shelf. Does anyone know = where I can find such shallow drawers about 3"-4" high and wide about 20"-24" = for a not so expensive price? I have posted a photo album titled "Organ Removal" at the iWon Photo = Center. I thought you might enjoy it.     The address is:   http://www.webphotos.iwon.com/list_photos.asp?mi=3D3 <http://www.webphotos.iwon.com/list_photos.asp?mi=3D3&smi=3D1&a=3D50525> &smi=3D1&a=3D50525       Larry L. Wheelock Madison, Wisconsin   "SI HOC LEGERE SCIS NIMIUM ERUDITONIS HABES"   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C199E6.53081150 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META HTTP-EQUIV=3D3D"Content-Type" CONTENT=3D3D"text/html; =3D charset=3D3Diso-8859-1">     <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 5.50.4912.300" name=3D3DGENERATOR></HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D575444114-10012002><FONT face=3D3DGaramond =3D color=3D3D#800000>Seeing=3D20 these boxes of pipes gives me an idea. I've been looking for storage =3D containers=3D20 for my music, which, after 18 years of being in boxes in my closets all = =3D over the=3D20 apartment, have been taken down and I would like to have access to 100% = =3D of the=3D20 time, of course. I would like to have those map drawers but find they =3D are very=3D20 expensive. I want to store the music flat, not standing on its lower =3D edge like=3D20 books on a shelf. Does anyone know where I can find such shallow =3D drawers about=3D20 3"-4" high and wide about 20"-24" for a not so expensive=3D20 price?</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV class=3D3DOutlookMessageHeader dir=3D3Dltr align=3D3Dleft><FONT =3D face=3D3DTahoma=3D20 size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV><FONT face=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT=3D20 style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" size=3D3D2>I have posted a photo =3D album titled=3D20 "Organ Removal" at the iWon Photo Center. I thought you might enjoy=3D20 it.<BR><BR><BR>The address is:<BR><BR><A=3D20 href=3D3D"http://www.webphotos.iwon.com/list_photos.asp?mi=3D3D3&amp;smi=3D= 3D1=3D &amp;a=3D3D50525">http://www.webphotos.iwon.com/list_photos.asp?mi=3D3D3&am= p=3D ;smi=3D3D1&amp;a=3D3D50525</A><BR><BR><BR><BR>Larry=3D20 L. Wheelock<BR>Madison, Wisconsin<BR><BR>"SI HOC LEGERE SCIS NIMIUM =3D ERUDITONIS=3D20 HABES"</FONT> </FONT></BODY></HTML>   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C199E6.53081150--  
(back) Subject: Re: ScottsFox Mollema Residence X-Posted From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2002 11:17:30 EST   Hi Richard   I don't think there is a website, but there should be. The pictures of the organ and it's 81 rank specification do reside in the Jan/Feb/ 2002 issue of the Theatre Organ. It's only $30.00 per year to join, and you = could request starting with the first issue of the year. http://www.atos.org You can sign up and pay online right off the website.   All the best,   Ron Severin  
(back) Subject: Re: OFF-TOPIC: the death of a pet From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2002 08:31:26 -0800   Thank you, Margo ... I found the grieving for pets website. Baron died at = 5 p.m. yesterday. His ashes will be buried with mine, when the time comes.   Bud   Margo Dillard wrote:   > I have had my own personal logical/theological approach to the question = of > pets going to heaven for some years - which goes like this - If we look = at > what we believe about creation and what God gave mankind that is = different > from the animals - we were given the ability to choose between good and > evil. Animals were not. That doesn't say anything about souls - just = the > ability to choose. Adam and Eve chose to fall from grace - so all the = rest > of the Bible stuff happened so we could regain grace and hope for = eternity. > The animals never fell - they don't need saving - they have lived in a = state > of grace since creation. If A, then B. As the movie title goes - All = Dogs > Go to Heaven - and cats and hamsters and iguanas and whatever other > creatures you may hope to see again. > > I have another idea about pets that is not so theologically logical. I = have > a picture collage on my wall of all my pets, dead and alive, with the > scripture heading "for by this have some entertained angels unawares." > > About a month ago, I lost my best beloved of 20 years to cancer. All of = our > pets now live with me - and although my household has become very > interesting with 5 dogs and 5 cats, I would have it no other way. = Everyone > thinks I am being magnanimous to give them a home. Truth is, I'm the = one > who needs them much more than they need me. I don't know how I would > survive this loss without their love and support. > > So sorry to hear of the impending loss of your sheltie. Somewhere, I = have a > copy of a poem that my vet sends to people when they lose a pet. It is > really beautiful. If I can find it, I will post it. I have never seen = it > anywhere else. > > Margo > > "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: ScottsFox Mollema Residence X-Posted From: "Tom Blackwell" <tom@pstos.org> Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2002 09:59:59 -0800   Is this the site you're looking for?   http://theatreorgans.com/mi/scotts/   Best regards,   Tom Blackwell Seattle, WA   > -----Original Message----- > From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of > RonSeverin@aol.com > Sent: Thursday, January 10, 2002 8:18 AM > To: pipechat@pipechat.org > Subject: Re: ScottsFox Mollema Residence X-Posted > > > Hi Richard > > I don't think there is a website, but there should be. The > pictures of the > organ and it's 81 rank specification do reside in the Jan/Feb/ 2002 > issue of the Theatre Organ. It's only $30.00 per year to > join, and you could > request starting with the first issue of the year. http://www.atos.org > You can sign up and pay online right off the website. > > All the best, > > Ron Severin > > "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: ScottsFox Mollema Residence X-Posted From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2002 13:07:52 -0500   Spectacular. What a wonderful instrument and so neat. Not that I thought = it wouldn't be neat, it's just so wonderful to see. Thanks for sharing this. = I want one. Robert Colasacco   -----Original Message----- From: Tom Blackwell [mailto:tom@pstos.org] Sent: Thursday, January 10, 2002 1:00 PM To: 'PipeChat' Subject: RE: ScottsFox Mollema Residence X-Posted     Is this the site you're looking for?   http://theatreorgans.com/mi/scotts/   Best regards,   Tom Blackwell Seattle, WA  
(back) Subject: RE: ScottsFox Mollema Residence X-Posted From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2002 13:24:59 -0500   I should think that being an organbuilder who is also an organist could be = a frustrating situation. I can just imagine the organist sitting to play and the builder hearing something unkosher and wanting to jump into the organ every so often to adjust or repair something or other. Possibly wanting, more than anything else, to tune something at every moment. Could be maddening yet fun.    
(back) Subject: Re: Dennis James - silent film performance - Castro Theatre - 1/ 14/02 From: "Bruce Miles" <bruce@gbmuk.fsnet.co.uk> Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2002 20:59:14 -0000   Greetings all,   Should there be any doubt that the Castro theatre has an organ = (Wurlitzer), and a very fine one at that, let them get hold of a copy of Simon = Gledhill's 'California Here I Come' CD. The combination of US organ and UK organist = has produced what to me is the ultimate in theatre organ artistry.   This CD should be in every organist's collection, whether of the theatre persuasion or not.   Bruce Miles         mail to:- bruce@gbmuk.fsnet.co.uk website:- http://www.gbmuk.fsnet.co.uk     ----- Original Message ----- From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> To: "'PipeChat'" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Thursday, January 10, 2002 1:36 PM Subject: RE: Dennis James - silent film performance - Castro Theatre - 1/ 14/02     I never knew the Castro Theatre has an organ?    
(back) Subject: Re: [organchat] Re: ScottsFox Mollema Residence X-Posted From: "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org> Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2002 15:08:56 -0600   At 05:13 PM 1/9/02 -0500, you wrote: >It's listed >in the current ATOS for January/Feb. 2002.   I missed this reference in the original post. For those of us who are ATOS =   members a feature article is in the Jan/Feb 2002 issue, complete with a photo layout. If you are not an ATOS member, it would be worthwhile to BUG =   a friend who is a member to borrow this issue.   jch    
(back) Subject: Re: [organchat] Re: ScottsFox Mollema Residence X-Posted From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2002 17:13:21 EST   Dear jch   Sorry, we don't lend valuable material like our copy of Theatre Organ to anyone! :) They likely won't return it. This is for the guys that are too cheap to join. http://theatreorgans.com/mi/scotts/ I don't want to hear about the POOR either, So There! Starving Students etc. etc.   Ron Severin  
(back) Subject: RE: Pipe Organs for CHEAP From: "Randy Terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2002 14:22:55 -0800 (PST)     --- "Wietstock, Steven M" <swietsto@indiana.edu> wrote: > In my previous position, our church for a budget of $50K, was able to = obtain > a gently used 15 rank instrument through the organ clearinghouse, had it > removed from its previous location, restored, installed and revoiced by = a > reputable builder. It can be done and done well.   That is great to hear. I think it is a very "good thing" that churches are = looking at salvaging /rebuilding existing instruments and builders too are embracing the = process.   At St. Peter's we had an existing 13 rank organ, which is perfect = mechanically except for the original switching and console. *ASSEMBELED* in 1972 by Swain & Kates, the = tonal center needed to be moved away from the neo-baroque leanings. We have rebuilt and are = currently installing a beautiful 2/ped Aeolian Skinner DK console, along with an up-to-date = computer control system which allows for every possible console convenience. We have also installed 7 = new stops, only the 4'swell Principal is entirely new, and revoiced/modified the original = ranks to blend better. All but 2 of tne new pipes are on completely new custom designed DE chests = constructed by our builder who has also done 99% of the tonal work. The total cost of the project is = less than $30,000.00. The original console had to be gutted and redone as it was, and the = $1,200.00 cost of the Aeolian-Skinner console and its related switching and retrofit components = comprised about 1/2 the project costs. The price we paid to acquire the wonderful console with its = beautiful woodwork and ivory manuals, etc., was 1/3 covered by the sale of all the original = drawknobs, the cost of which making work for us was prohibitive.   =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 video emails in Yahoo! Mail! http://promo.yahoo.com/videomail/