PipeChat Digest #2766 - Tuesday, March 19, 2002
 
three more stories
  by "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz>
Re: searching
  by "BridgewaterUMC Director of Music" <bridgewatermusic@hotmail.c
A Felix Hell Review by a Non List Member
  by "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@earthlink.net>
Re: searching
  by <Icedad@aol.com>
"Out of the Box" (was: Searching)
  by <MyrtleBeachMusic@aol.com>
Re: searching
  by "Del Case" <dcase@puc.edu>
Re: love and all that (was:St. Agatha's and Joan Lippincott too)
  by "Alan Freed" <afreed3036@yahoo.com>
Re: searching
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com>
Re: composers
  by <MFoxy9795@aol.com>
Re: searching
  by "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz>
Re: searching
  by "Del Case" <dcase@puc.edu>
Re: A Felix Hell Review
  by <Hell-Felix@t-online.de>
Rodgers Pipes
  by "Paul Soulek" <soulek@frontiernet.net>
RE: Rodgers Pipes
  by "Sam Vause" <vause@cox.net>
Re: Rodgers Pipes
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: three more stories From: "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2002 08:29:43 +1200   Dear List, Thank you for listening to the rambles of an organ-mad retired Anglican clergyman - it's great to be able to share stories. And I'm most pleased folk don't mind things being off-topic now and then. After all, organs occupy only some 99.9% of the enthusiast's life, not all of it. Too, it's most heartening to see folk so concerned about the Faith and its = liturgical expression in worship. Three more stories, again absolutely true though not cockups really. 1. When I was 18 I visited New Plymouth with a group of other young = church folk my age. We went to St Mary's Anglican Church for the 10am Service and the Vicar, a keen musician, invited some of us to the vestry afterwards to chat while he tidied things up. He shut the door into the church and = whipped off his robes - and there he was, dressed in just a tiny G-string. Aged about 60, fat, blubbery, he was quite a sight for the young women....It = was a very hot day and he'd forgotten his efforts to keep coolish. 2. In my first parish on another hot day. In the Vestry after the 9:30am Service, all the choir and me. One of the women, no figure at all and aged about 45, took off her choir robe - and was there all on view in two very brief see-through thingies. She had forgotten she had walked to church in her robe. 3. Another very hot day, in my last parish. Unlike some modern clergy who like to wear a white cassock-alb for a funeral, I still prefer cassock and surplice. As my cassock is double-breasted and almost floor-length, I thought OK, don't wear a thing under it, and didn't. No problem. I went to the cemetery beside the undertaker in the front seat of the hearse as = usual. Still no problem. After the Committal, the family bundled me into one of their cars to take me back to their place for a cuppa and refreshments. To this day, I'm sure they're wondering why I absolutely pointblank refused = to take my cassock off when we got to the new widow's home - especially as I always do take it off and like to be relatively informal afterwards the funeral. * Reminds me of the true story that our NZ soprano Kiri te Kanawa was not wearing any knickers when she sang at Prince Charles's wedding in St = Paul's, London. * One more story, happily this time not a true one. There was the old fellow who was desperately upset when his wife died, so = he had her ashes put into a very nice open urn and placed this on the mantel-piece at home. After a couple of years he had recovered from his grief and held several parties to celebrate his return to society. Inevitably, the open urn was used as an ashtray. A year later an old = friend of the widower was visiting and looked into the urn and said, "Heavens, = man, your wife's put on weight recently!"   And with that I'd better retreat folr a few hours. Regards, Ross          
(back) Subject: Re: searching From: "BridgewaterUMC Director of Music" <bridgewatermusic@hotmail.com> Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2002 17:20:51 -0500       >Sound like a very nice organ. Is it an out-of-the-box Renaissance = model, >or a custom-made instrument? Will they have it finished by Easter?   Dave: It is a little of both. I decided to keep much of the spec intact. However, I opted to replace much of the standard flue work with better samples from historic instruments. The rough voiceing was done for me at the factory by Tom Hazelton, and Rudy Lucente is comming tomarrow to regulate and finish it up. All in all it is an astounding instrument. There is always an open invitation to any organist to drop in and take it for a spin!   Best, Craig     _________________________________________________________________ Send and receive Hotmail on your mobile device: http://mobile.msn.com    
(back) Subject: A Felix Hell Review by a Non List Member From: "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2002 17:19:06 -0600   Listmember Malcolm Wechsler was kind enough to forward the following to = the PC Administration account this afternoon. Thank yous to both Suzanne and =   Malcolm, for sharing the lovely review with the rest of us!   ----------forwarded message texts follow-----------       >Gentlemen, > > >Suzanne Anderson, whom I do not know, has sent me a charming piece about >Felix Hell at her church in Houston last Sunday. She reads the lists but >has not registered to post things. Having noticed that I have written >about Felix, she asked if I could post this for her. I explained that at >least PipOrg-L requires approval from the list owners for posting, and >that I would send her article on directly. I am not sure if Pipechat has >such a rule, but I am also sending it on to you, Tim and David, in case >it does, and I hope you might post this to Pipechat for her. > > >In case you have any questions for her, her e-mail address is: >lizabeth@rice.edu > > >Thanks much, > > >Malcolm ><<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< > Felix graced us with his presence on Sunday evening for the organ >vespers at Christ the King ELCA Church in Houston. The vespers service >is >indeed a worship service, and indeed as such, applause has always been >strictly forbidden. > It is home to the Bach choir and orchestra. When they do not >perform, >musicians of note (who also give master classes to the students from >Rice >and U of Houston) are brought in for the organ vespers. The Bach Society >has >a loyal following and the church is always full. The mechanical action >Noack >was designed to be a "Bach" organ with a straight pedal board, shove >coupler, no pistons, and short, narrow keys. The Hells only arrived >Friday >evening, so he had much to do in a short time. While it is a fun organ >to >play, it is something else when it comes to registration, as Felix >admitted. >Hans and he were working in a quiet frenzy to get the most out his color >changes during pieces while trying to keep going. Those of us who have >played this organ knew what he was up against and could forgive any time >he >needed. > The prelude was the lovely Lubeck Prelude in G Minor, leading >immediately into hymn 442, "O thou, who hast of thy pure grace (Vater >unser) >which was followed by the service of vespers. The hymn, We all believe >in >one true God, 374, was preceded by Felix's chorale prelude of the same, >BWV >681. His hymn playing was terrific; good tempi and registrations >throughout. >The lesson was followed by prayers and then the "organ music": the >prelude >and fugue in G Minor, BWV 542, which he really nailed beautifully. The >offering was collected to the strains of the first section, con moto >maestoso, of Mendelssohn's Sonata 3. The recessional hymn was For me to >live >in Jesus (Christus, der ist mein Leben) and the Postlude was Mendelssohn >again, Sonata 6. At the end, about 20 brave souls actually applauded, >(you >don't know what a sin that is (!) ) and the mob headed for the CD >table >outside the door. > The Mendelssohns were his weakest links, and that was due to the >struggle of registration changes while playing. You have to memorize the >30 >stops and be in charge of half and have an assistant do the other half >while >you are playing, and one of them sticks, and if you need to move the >shove >coupler it takes a moment...and there's not a lot of real estate to do >substitution on those tiny keys. No matter the tiny quirks, he played >musically throughout. > When I told Hans I knew him from the list and asked how his ankle >was, >he lit up and asked, which one are you? He just loves the list. He said >his >ankle needs about 4 more weeks to be just right. He was standing on it a >lot, so it must be in pretty good shape. He seemed to have a good time. >And >Felix charmed everyone. > > >Suzanne Anderson    
(back) Subject: Re: searching From: <Icedad@aol.com> Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2002 18:19:12 EST     --part1_bf.1d37f2a9.29c92170_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Hello Craig,   We are awaiting the arrival our new custom 3 manual 80 stop Allen =   Renaissance Organ. I basically changed many of the stops to fit my taste = and that of our parish community, including on the solo division a Trumpeta = Real at 16' 8' , 4'. We are also having the following pipe ranks added to our = installation; Principal 8', Harmonic Flute 8', Octave 4', Fifteenth 2'. Our pipes were = made by Rieger-Kloss and the tonal voicing by Jim Luack of the Lauck Pipe Organ =   company, Ostego, MI. Tom Drake and Will Benton of Dunne Music, Orlando = will do the digital voicing. We decided on Allen after playing and hearing the MARVELOUS Renaissance technology. WOW What a sound. Since we were looking for a pipe/digital for our large sanctuary, we think Allen will play and sound beautiful. We heard and played Wicks, Rodgers/Rufatti, Zimmer, and Reuter pipe/digital combinations. All were excellent installations, but Allen Renaissance was simply outstanding in sound. Enjoy your new Renaissance!!   Sincerely,   Daniel   --part1_bf.1d37f2a9.29c92170_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3>Hello Craig,<BR> <BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; We are awaiting&nbsp; the = arrival our new custom 3 manual 80 stop Allen Renaissance Organ. I = basically changed many of the stops to fit my taste and that of our parish = community, including on the solo division a Trumpeta Real at 16' 8' , = 4'.<BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; We are also having the following pipe = ranks added to our installation; Principal 8', Harmonic Flute 8', Octave = 4', Fifteenth 2'. Our pipes were made by Rieger-Kloss and the tonal = voicing by Jim Luack of the Lauck Pipe Organ company, Ostego, MI. Tom = Drake and Will Benton of Dunne Music, Orlando will do the digital voicing. = <BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; We decided on Allen after playing and = hearing the MARVELOUS Renaissance technology. WOW What a sound. Since we = were looking for a pipe/digital for our large sanctuary,&nbsp; we think = Allen will play and sound beautiful. We heard and played Wicks, = Rodgers/Rufatti, Zimmer, and Reuter pipe/digital combinations. All were = excellent installations, but Allen Renaissance was simply outstanding in = sound. Enjoy your new Renaissance!!<BR> <BR> Sincerely, <BR> <BR> Daniel</FONT></HTML>   --part1_bf.1d37f2a9.29c92170_boundary--  
(back) Subject: "Out of the Box" (was: Searching) From: <MyrtleBeachMusic@aol.com> Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2002 18:40:30 EST     --part1_39.242af184.29c9266e_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 3/19/02 5:22:30 PM Eastern Standard Time, bridgewatermusic@hotmail.com writes:     > >Sound like a very nice organ. Is it an out-of-the-box Renaissance = model, > >or a custom-made instrument? Will they have it finished by Easter? > > Dave: > It is a little of both. I decided to keep much of the spec intact. > However, I opted to replace much of the standard flue work with better > samples from historic instruments. The rough voiceing was done for me = at > the factory by Tom Hazelton, and Rudy Lucente is comming tomarrow to > regulate and finish it up. All in all it is an astounding instrument. > There is always an open invitation to any organist to drop in and take = it > for a spin! > > Best, > Craig   As one who does all of the tonal finishing for Allen Organs in South = Carolina and the Savannah, Ga. region, and who plays this very organ daily at my church, let me tell you (and the inevitably wary list) that this is an amazing instrument.....WHEN it's voiced properly by someone who knows the voicing software inside and out.   Mine in particular is a dead ringer for an Aeolian Skinner masterpiece and = is the preferred concert instrument in the area (against a couple fine pipe organs at that).   One of the posters asked if it was an "straight out of the box" Allen. = The beauty of Renaissance is that there really is no such thing unless the organist requests no changes. I, the voicer, can, at the organist's = request, change most stops to be others. A Tellers Diapason can become a Skinner Diapason in less than 5 minutes....Moller reeds can become Cavaille-Coll reeds (yes, the samples from the CC organ used at the AGO National Convention) in minutes as well.   Speaking of which, Craig, unless you have a resonant building, you might consider having your finisher change out the Skinner Tuba Mirabilis to be = a Trompeta Real. It sounds fabulous in buildings where there isn't enough reverberation to be Tuba-friendly. The CC pedal reeds are also a stunning =   choice as alternatives to the rather tubby stock samples.   Cheers to all,   Jeremy Rush Organist/Choirmaster The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection Myrtle Beach, SC http://www.resurrectionsurfside.com   --part1_39.242af184.29c9266e_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">In a message dated 3/19/02 5:22:30 PM Eastern = Standard Time, bridgewatermusic@hotmail.com writes:<BR> <BR> <BR> <BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">&gt;Sound like a = very nice organ.&nbsp; Is it an out-of-the-box&nbsp; Renaissance = model,<BR> &gt;or a custom-made instrument?&nbsp; Will they have it finished by = Easter?<BR> <BR> Dave:<BR> It is a little of both.&nbsp; I decided to keep much of the spec = intact.&nbsp; <BR> However, I opted to replace much of the standard flue work with better = <BR> samples from historic instruments.&nbsp; The rough voiceing was done for = me at <BR> the factory by Tom Hazelton, and Rudy Lucente is comming tomarrow to <BR> regulate and finish it up.&nbsp; All in all it is an astounding = instrument.&nbsp; <BR> There is always an open invitation to any organist to drop in and take it = <BR> for a spin!<BR> <BR> Best,<BR> Craig</BLOCKQUOTE><BR> <BR> As one who does all of the tonal finishing for Allen Organs in South = Carolina and the Savannah, Ga. region, and who plays this very organ daily = at my church, let me tell you (and the inevitably wary list) that this is = an amazing instrument.....WHEN it's voiced properly by someone who knows = the voicing software inside and out.<BR> <BR> Mine in particular is a dead ringer for an Aeolian Skinner masterpiece and = is the preferred concert instrument in the area (against a couple fine = pipe organs at that).<BR> <BR> One of the posters asked if it was an "straight out of the box" = Allen.&nbsp; The beauty of Renaissance is that there really is no such = thing unless the organist requests no changes.&nbsp; I, the voicer, can, = at the organist's request, change most stops to be others.&nbsp; A Tellers = Diapason can become a Skinner Diapason in less than 5 minutes....Moller = reeds can become Cavaille-Coll reeds (yes, the samples from the CC organ = used at the AGO National Convention) in minutes as well.<BR> <BR> Speaking of which, Craig, unless you have a resonant building, you might = consider having your finisher change out the Skinner Tuba Mirabilis to be = a Trompeta Real.&nbsp; It sounds fabulous in buildings where there isn't = enough reverberation to be Tuba-friendly.&nbsp; The CC pedal reeds are = also a stunning choice as alternatives to the rather tubby stock = samples.<BR> <BR> Cheers to all,<BR> <BR> Jeremy Rush<BR> Organist/Choirmaster<BR> The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection<BR> Myrtle Beach, SC<BR> http://www.resurrectionsurfside.com</FONT></HTML>   --part1_39.242af184.29c9266e_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: searching From: "Del Case" <dcase@puc.edu> Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2002 16:25:10 +0000         > From another email "Our pipes were made by Rieger-Kloss" > > Occasionally I see references to "Rieger-Kloss" and I know that there are many who think that this is the Austrian firm of Rieger, now merged with another builder.   This is not the situation. Rieger-Kloss is in the Czech Republic and not related to the Austrian firm of Rieger.     Del W. Case Pacific Union College  
(back) Subject: Re: love and all that (was:St. Agatha's and Joan Lippincott too) From: "Alan Freed" <afreed3036@yahoo.com> Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2002 16:21:07 -0800 (PST)   --- Jonathan Orwig <giwro@earthlink.net> wrote: > Alan, > > If the truth be told, I'm also sure there is lots of > affection for one another on this list... love even.   > Jonathan:   You are vastly too kind. Thanks awfully for your gracious words.   Alan   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Yahoo! Sports - live college hoops coverage http://sports.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: Re: searching From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2002 19:42:23 -0600   Before World War I Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Serbia, etc., were all part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (known before the Napoleonic Wars as as the Holy Roman Empire). Winston Churchill thought that about the worst thing that ever happened was the dismemberment of the Austro-Hungarian Empire after World War I, and recent events in the former Yugoslavia might suggest that he had a point. = Anyway, after World War II some of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire passed into the Soviet orbit and was behind the Iron Curtain (again Winston = Churchill's phrase). Some companies had branches in more than one country and in = these cases the one behind the Iron Curtain became a separate company, generally owned by the gcommunist government. Since the collapse of the communist empire most of these have become private companies again, as in the case = of the Sauer and Euler organ companies in East Germany, which have passed = back into the ownership of the families that originally owned them. An example of this splitting into separate companies during the Soviet era was the famous Zeiss optical company, which had branches in both East and West Germany. I am open to correction, but I think Rieger and Rieger-Kloss = were originally the same company, and that this was also how Rieger-Kloss came about.   John Speller.   --- Original Message ----- From: "Del Case" <dcase@puc.edu> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 10:25 AM Subject: Re: searching     > > > > > From another email "Our pipes were made by Rieger-Kloss" > > > > > Occasionally I see references to "Rieger-Kloss" and I know that > there are many who think that this is the Austrian firm of Rieger, > now merged with another builder. > > This is not the situation. Rieger-Kloss is in the Czech Republic and > not related to the Austrian firm of Rieger.      
(back) Subject: Re: composers From: <MFoxy9795@aol.com> Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2002 21:22:24 EST   I believe Widor played THE Toccata far slower than we do today.   and most likely in far more reverberant churches than most of us play in! = (even though i am going to play on easter in a pretty non-reverberant = church, i am glad to hear i don't have to knock myself out too bad over = the toccata!)   merry  
(back) Subject: Re: searching From: "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2002 15:17:35 +1200   John, Yes, you're right. The two Rieger firms were once the same company. Ross -----Original Message----- From: John L. Speller <jlspeller@mindspring.com> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2002 1:45 PM Subject: Re: searching     >Before World War I Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, = Bosnia, >Herzegovina, Serbia, etc., were all part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire >(known before the Napoleonic Wars as as the Holy Roman Empire). Winston >Churchill thought that about the worst thing that ever happened was the >dismemberment of the Austro-Hungarian Empire after World War I, and = recent >events in the former Yugoslavia might suggest that he had a point. = Anyway, >after World War II some of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire passed = into >the Soviet orbit and was behind the Iron Curtain (again Winston = Churchill's >phrase). Some companies had branches in more than one country and in = these >cases the one behind the Iron Curtain became a separate company, = generally >owned by the gcommunist government. Since the collapse of the communist >empire most of these have become private companies again, as in the case = of >the Sauer and Euler organ companies in East Germany, which have passed = back >into the ownership of the families that originally owned them. An = example >of this splitting into separate companies during the Soviet era was the >famous Zeiss optical company, which had branches in both East and West >Germany. I am open to correction, but I think Rieger and Rieger-Kloss = were >originally the same company, and that this was also how Rieger-Kloss came >about. > >John Speller. > > --- Original Message ----- >From: "Del Case" <dcase@puc.edu> >To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> >Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 10:25 AM >Subject: Re: searching > > >> >> >> >> > From another email "Our pipes were made by Rieger-Kloss" >> > >> > >> Occasionally I see references to "Rieger-Kloss" and I know that >> there are many who think that this is the Austrian firm of Rieger, >> now merged with another builder. >> >> This is not the situation. Rieger-Kloss is in the Czech Republic and >> not related to the Austrian firm of Rieger. > > > >"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: searching From: "Del Case" <dcase@puc.edu> Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2002 19:06:58 +0000       " I am open to correction, but I think Rieger and Rieger-Kloss were > originally the same company, and that this was also how Rieger-Kloss = came > about. > > John Speller. >   I think you will find the history to be somewhat more involved than this. However, my point is that there is now no connection between the two and = many people seem to believe that Rieger is now Rieger-Kloss. Not true. Rieger is an Austrian firm and Rieger-Kloss is in the Czech Republic.   Del W. Case Pacific Union College - location of a IV-85 Rieger.  
(back) Subject: Re: A Felix Hell Review From: <Hell-Felix@t-online.de> Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2002 04:37:24 +0100 (CET)   Thanks to Dave, Ben and Tim for publishing this review of Suzanne Anderson, who very kindly - to put it mildly - described mine and my assistant's (Sorry, dad, you did a great job anyway!) desaster, when we both messed up the registration in Mendelssohn's No. 6. You know where? It was the transition from variation no. 3 to no. 4, from a one or two stop registration, manuals uncoupled (shover!!), to a Mendelssohn-ff, which was planned very smoothly...as the score requests, which is nearly impossible, but doable, if you practice it over and over with your registrant like a drill. But if then, in reality, something unusual happens, either on your or on your assistant's side, you begin to mess up things, which, in this case, caused my dad, to held the stops of the 'oberwerk' for the stops of the 'hauptwerk', and the more you try to make corrections, the more you mess up in fact, and the desaster is there, and you feel: this is a very new approach to play this beautiful piece...   Best wishes to you all   Felix   Suzanne Anderson wrote: > While it > is a fun organ to > play, it is something else when it comes to registration, > as Felix > admitted. Hans and he were working in a quiet frenzy to > get the most out > his color changes during pieces while trying to keep > going. Those of us > who have played this organ knew what he was up against > and could forgive > any time he needed...   > The Mendelssohns were his weakest links, and that was > due to the > struggle of registration changes while playing. You have > to memorize the > 30 stops and be in charge of half and have an assistant > do the other half > while you are playing, and one of them sticks, and if you > need to move the > shove coupler it takes a moment...and there's not a lot > of real estate to > do substitution on those tiny keys. No matter the tiny > quirks, he played musically throughout  
(back) Subject: Rodgers Pipes From: "Paul Soulek" <soulek@frontiernet.net> Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2002 21:46:49 -0600   As many of you know, I purchased the driver board and remote power supply to hook up pipes with the Rodgers organ at my church. I have a 73 note Principal rank, beginning at 4'. The magnets all work, and the chest holds air quite well. Today we moved the chest down to the church, put the pipes in, and configured the organ according to the tech. manual. But nothing happened. Actually one thing did happen---the blower turned on. (The blower is plugged in to the "remote power supply", which sits between the console and the pipe driver board). Anyway, I can't seem to make any sense of this. We followed the instructions completely, have the wires hooked up to the right terminals on the remote power supply, but no results. By the way, there is a green light on the pipe driver board (where the magnets hook into). It doesn't light up at all. The cable that connects the console and the remote power supply must work, if the blower is switched on. Or could it be the cable can carry the "blower on" signal but not the pipe data?   Does anyone have any good advice? I really need it. I've been working on this project for months and really hope to make it a great musical enhancement to my church.   Thank you very much!!!!! Paul Soulek Round Lake, MN  
(back) Subject: RE: Rodgers Pipes From: "Sam Vause" <vause@cox.net> Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2002 20:56:53 -0700   I've done this same process before, and everything works (including the green light turning on). There's got to be something else going on = here.... --sam   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of Paul Soulek Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 8:47 PM To: pipechat@pipechat.org; rodgersorgan@yahoogroups.com; PIPORG-L@listserv.albany.edu Cc: soulek@frontiernet.net Subject: Rodgers Pipes   As many of you know, I purchased the driver board and remote power supply to hook up pipes with the Rodgers organ at my church. I have a 73 note Principal rank, beginning at 4'. The magnets all work, and the chest holds air quite well. Today we moved the chest down to the church, put the pipes in, and configured the organ according to the tech. manual. But nothing happened. Actually one thing did happen---the blower turned on. ...    
(back) Subject: Re: Rodgers Pipes From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2002 23:14:09 EST   Hey Paul:   You didn't mention a DC power supply. :)   Ron