PipeChat Digest #2664 - Sunday, January 20, 2002
 
Re:      Horizon Volcanos program - which organ ?
  by "Paul Austin" <paul-austin@ntlworld.com>
Re: (no subject)
  by <Victorgan@aol.com>
Re: (no subject)
  by <Victorgan@aol.com>
Recital in Hartford, CT
  by "Jonathan B. Hall" <jonahall@indiana.edu>
Recital in NYC, Feb. 6
  by "Jonathan B. Hall" <jonahall@indiana.edu>
Re: Recital in NYC, Feb. 6
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com>
Re:synthetic basses
  by "Ken_Earl01" <ken_earl01@hotmail.com>
Magnets [X-POST]
  by "Paul Soulek" <soulek@frontiernet.net>
OOPS Magnets [X-POST]
  by "Paul Soulek" <soulek@frontiernet.net>
Re: Recital in Hartford, CT
  by "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Horizon Volcanos program - which organ ? From: "Paul Austin" <paul-austin@ntlworld.com> Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2002 13:47:35 -0000   Hello,   I am not sure which organ this is, but if you go to the following URL   http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/horizon/2001/volcanohelltrans.shtml   and then go to the forth 'run video' down the page, you will see the video clip that Martin described showing a very impressive looking instrument. Perhaps some of you will recognise it!!   Paul.     ----- Original Message ----- From: Martin Robinson <martin.robinson@dai.co.uk> To: <PIPORG-L@listserv.albany.edu> Sent: 19 January 2002 12:56 Subject: Horizon Volcanos program - which organ ?     > Did anyone see Horizon on BBC Tv last night, about predicting volcanic > erruptions ? > > This program featured scientific research into volcanoes, suggesting = that > the behaviour of magma just prior to an erruption was analogous to wind = in > organ pipes, and could be 'heard' as low-frequency chips on = seismographs. > There where many shots of a very fine-looking organ. > > I was wondering if anyone knew which instrument it was that was featured = ? > > > Cheers, > > Martin Robinson > > :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: > Note: opinions expressed on PIPORG-L are those of the individual con- > tributors and not necessarily those of the list owners nor of the Uni- > versity at Albany. For a brief summary of list commands, send mail to > listserv@listserv.albany.edu saying GET LSVCMMDS.TXT or see the web > page at http://www.albany.edu/piporg-l/lsvcmmds.html . > :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: >    
(back) Subject: Re: (no subject) From: <Victorgan@aol.com> Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2002 10:20:26 EST   In a message dated 1/14/02 10:01:42 PM Eastern Standard Time, FanManHere@aol.com writes:   << Subj: (no subject) Date: 1/14/02 10:01:42 PM Eastern Standard Time From: FanManHere@aol.com Sender: pipechat@pipechat.org Reply-to: pipechat@pipechat.org (PipeChat) To: pipechat@pipechat.org commands commands ----------------------- Headers -------------------------------- Return-Path: <pipechat@pipechat.org> Received: from rly-yd03.mx.aol.com (rly-yd03.mail.aol.com = [172.18.150.3]) by air-yd03.mail.aol.com (v82.22) with ESMTP id MAILINYD32-0114220142; = Mon, 14 Jan 2002 22:01:42 -0500 Received: from pipechat.org (pipechat.org [64.219.7.200]) by rly-yd03.mx.aol.com (v83.18) with ESMTP id MAILRELAYINYD310-0114220127; = Mon, 14 Jan 2002 22:01:27 -0500 Received: from aol.com by pipechat.org with SMTP; Mon, 14 Jan 2002 20:56:08 -0600 From: FanManHere@aol.com Message-ID: <14d.73f19be.2974f550@aol.com> Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 22:00:32 EST Subject: (no subject) To: pipechat@pipechat.org MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary=3D"part1_14d.73f19be.2974f550_boundary" X-Mailer: AOL 7.0 for Windows US sub 250 Reply-To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sender: <pipechat@pipechat.org> Precedence: Bulk List-Software: LetterRip Pro 3.0.7 by Fog City Software, Inc. List-Subscribe: <mailto:pipechat-on@pipechat.org> List-Digest: <mailto:pipechat-digest@pipechat.org> List-Unsubscribe: <mailto:pipechat-off@pipechat.org> >> Hey there!   I received the above from you via pipechat!   Nice profile!   Vic  
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(back) Subject: Recital in Hartford, CT From: "Jonathan B. Hall" <jonahall@indiana.edu> Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2002 11:06:46 -0500   Hi, all!   On Candlemas Day, Saturday, February 2, I shall play a half-hour afternoon recital on the FABULOUS 1960 Austin in the equally FABULOUS Cathedral of Saint Joseph, Hartford, Connecticut. Program runs from 3:15 to 3:45.   As the day is a major festival of Our Lady, the music will all be inspired by the BVM. The program is available on my website, = www.jonathanbhall.com. There will be pieces by Langlais, Becker, Dupre, Brahms, and Buxtehude   The cathedral is a stunning example of High Modern church architecture--almost entirely made of stained glass--I don't think it's a stretch to call it the Sainte Chapelle of the 20th century. One has the same sensation of floating in air. The organ is a monumental work. Ezequiel Menendez, a Yale graduate and now (I think) doctoral student in Boston, is director of music, and John Coghill is the gracious Assistant.     Have a happy weekend!     Jonathan NYC        
(back) Subject: Recital in NYC, Feb. 6 From: "Jonathan B. Hall" <jonahall@indiana.edu> Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2002 11:10:51 -0500   Hi, again!   On Wednesday, February 6, I shall play a short recital on the 1830 = Appleton organ in the Musical Instruments Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art on 5th Avenue in Manhattan. Program runs from 3:30 to 4, and is free with museum admission.   This is a gem of an organ--for an American, there aren't many = opportunities to hear the classic English "diapasons" registration, but this organ is built around that magnificent sound. Hence, I will be playing an English voluntary, as well as works from other periods to bring out the full potential of this remarkable instrument.   Whole program is on my website, www.jonathanbhall.com. Works by Stanley, Walton, Berlinski (NOT the burning bush!), and F. Scotson Clark will be featured.   I will be playing another program at the Met in April.   Have a great weekend!     Jonathan NYC      
(back) Subject: Re: Recital in NYC, Feb. 6 From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2002 10:22:22 -0600   Jonathan B. Hall wrote:   > On Wednesday, February 6, I shall play a short recital on the 1830 = Appleton > organ in the Musical Instruments Collection of the Metropolitan = Museum of > Art on 5th Avenue in Manhattan. > > This is a gem of an organ--for an American, there aren't many = opportunities > to hear the classic English "diapasons" registration, but = this organ is > built around that magnificent sound.   I sure wish I could be there. The Appleton is a wonderful instrument, and additionally it is helped by the wonderful acoustics of the room -- it is in the gallery of the room where the medieval suits of armor are displayed. For anyone who hasn't heard this instrument I would say it is a not-to-be-missed experience. I would place it among the two or three finest instruments remaining substantially unaltered from the early part of the nineteenth century anywhere in the world. The Everingham organ in England is the only instrument I can think of that compares with it.   John Speller  
(back) Subject: Re:synthetic basses From: "Ken_Earl01" <ken_earl01@hotmail.com> Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2002 00:08:26 -0000   >>Common basses were used (from the gedekt), but >>in combination with "helpers" which were octave gemshorn pipes for the bottom >>octave which quietly strengthened the bass and gave it some added >>independence and tonal independence without requiring the space or = expense of >>full-length pipes. It works very well.   Many years ago, I came across an instrument which had a Pedal Department drawstop engraved 'Open Wood 16'.   What the drawstop pulled on, in this pneumatic instrument, was an independent 16' Bourdon, with a set of independent 8' Dulciana pipes.   Unbelievably, the effect actually worked, and it did indeed sound like an open wood!!!   Ken  
(back) Subject: Magnets [X-POST] From: "Paul Soulek" <soulek@frontiernet.net> Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2002 18:35:17 -0600   For my organ project (using a 4' Open Diapason rank) I need 61 direct-electric-type chest magnets that have ohmic values of 70 or greater. My magnets have too low of an ohmic value for the pipe controller that I will be using. The condition of the pads doesn't matter, I have new ones, just so the magnets work. I can give you something for them, but I've got a limited budget.   Thanks! Paul  
(back) Subject: OOPS Magnets [X-POST] From: "Paul Soulek" <soulek@frontiernet.net> Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2002 18:41:21 -0600   I forgot to include that the ideal value is 90 ohms coil resistance...so somewhere between 70-100 ohms is preferred.   Thanks! Paul     Paul Soulek wrote: > > For my organ project (using a 4' Open Diapason rank) I need 61 > direct-electric-type chest magnets that have ohmic values of 70 or > greater. My magnets have too low of an ohmic value for the pipe > controller that I will be using. The condition of the pads doesn't > matter, I have new ones, just so the magnets work. I can give you > something for them, but I've got a limited budget.  
(back) Subject: Re: Recital in Hartford, CT From: "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net> Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2002 23:07:39 -0500   Dear Jonathan and List,   Is this brief recital a stand alone event at that rather odd time, or does it precede a vigil Mass or other service? As a son of Connecticut, and a = fan of yours, I certainly plan to be there.   I heard this organ for the first time in rather good hands back in = November, the hands of Daniel Roth. I made a note to remind myself that neither Austin, nor Casavant, nor Aeolian-Skinner, nor Moller, nor anyone else = fully escaped the slender 60s unscathed. I would have withheld the fabulous rating - pretty good, yes. My dear Hyberbolic Friend, torrents of tears = are pouring from the very eaves troughs of the Sainte Chapelle at the mere thought that this brutal, Mussolini railway station style of = ecclesiastical architecture (with good glass) could be compared with its incomparable = self. I have sat for long periods of time, transfixed, overwhelmed aesthetically in the Sainte Chapelle. There is a difference!   We'll see you on Ground Hog Day in Hartford. Whether I see my shadow is another concern.   Cheers,   Malcolm   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jonathan B. Hall" <jonahall@indiana.edu> To: <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Saturday, January 19, 2002 11:06 AM Subject: Recital in Hartford, CT     > Hi, all! > > On Candlemas Day, Saturday, February 2, I shall play a half-hour = afternoon > recital on the FABULOUS 1960 Austin in the equally FABULOUS Cathedral of > Saint Joseph, Hartford, Connecticut. Program runs from 3:15 to 3:45. > > The cathedral is a stunning example of High Modern church > architecture--almost entirely made of stained glass--I don't think it's = a > stretch to call it the Sainte Chapelle of the 20th century.