PipeChat Digest #3586 - Wednesday, April 2, 2003
 
Re: Am I still here?
  by "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz>
RE: SHE'S BACK!!
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
Re: Off-topic:  in mourning
  by "Margo Dillard" <dillardm@airmail.net>
Re: [trackersNpipes] organ addict
  by "D. Keith Morgan" <aeolian_skinner@yahoo.com>
Re: Am I still here?
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
RE.: AM I STILL HERE?
  by "D. Keith Morgan" <aeolian_skinner@yahoo.com>
Re: Am I still here?
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Im safe
  by "danielwh" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca>
link
  by "danielwh" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca>
New Performers on OHS 2003
  by "MARAUDER" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu>
New Fire Regulations in Boston
  by "Stanley Lowkis" <nstarfil@attbi.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Am I still here? From: "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2003 23:16:14 +1200   Thanks for responding, Alan. Your message has come through, and so has = mine come back. Have you any idea why there have been no other Pipechat = messages for the last couple of days? Not being a computer expert, I have no idea myself. Or is it maybe that there have been no other messages, anyway?   >Checking your blood count will have to be done by someone more knowledgeable than I. >Alan   Don't worry: my blood count is 100% normal. :-)   By the way, thanks for your nice comment the other day. Much appreciated.   Ross      
(back) Subject: RE: SHE'S BACK!! From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2003 06:13:48 -0600   Thanks.   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com     -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of William Morton Sent: Monday, March 31, 2003 8:34 PM To: PipeChat Subject: Re: SHE'S BACK!!   At 07:06 PM 3/31/2003 -0600, you wrote: Glenda--good news. Glad she's returned!      
(back) Subject: Re: Off-topic: in mourning From: "Margo Dillard" <dillardm@airmail.net> Date: Tue, 01 Apr 2003 07:17:10 -0600   Don't give up hope. I had a Mom-Kitty also who was an outdoorswoman. In her old age (15 years after she showed up with kittens), she took to disappearing - sometimes for days - once for over 2 months. I also thought she was gone for good, thinking an old, outside, independent cat might just go off somewhere to die. But she always came back. She did finally die, basically of old age, a few weeks ago - and when she did so, she stayed near the house for 2 days and then came to me when I got home from work one day and went out with the dogs, and when I picked her up, she cuddled for a few minutes and then died in my arms.   Well - that turned into a depressing story, didn't it. Anyway the point was - spring is in the air - she may well be out for a galavant.   Wouldn't we all just love to run off and play in the woods and fields right now......   Margo   Glenda wrote:   >Momma-Cat, a/k/a Woodell (Rick named her thusly because she came out of >the woods and it sounded like a good old Southern name), did not come >home Friday night, and has not been seen since Friday morning. I fear >the worst, although she was raised as a woods cat before coming to us >and could handle herself against all comers. Remaining are her four >offspring, all 1 year old this week: > >Bubba Columbus >Junior >Nina Purina >Maria a/k/a Mary > >If you will remember, I acted as midwife for these the day after Palm >Sunday last year. We were celebrating the four birthdays, plus Malachi >Erastus' (Mack) and Zachariah Lucifer's (Zach) (the 5th of March) and >Momma Cat's (since we don't really know her birthday) all week with >tuna, hamburger and other kitty treats, but our joy has turned to sorrow >in her absence. > >I pray that she is only galavanting and will return safely, but in my >heart I know she's gone. > >Glenda Sutton >gksjd85@direcway.com > > > > >"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: [trackersNpipes] organ addict From: "D. Keith Morgan" <aeolian_skinner@yahoo.com> Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2003 07:31:34 -0800 (PST)   Dear Ralph:   Tell your organist friend "No thanks" and put the tin snips up.   As a former voicer and tonal finisher for =C6olian-Skinner, I have seen many organs ruined by well-intentioned people who "knew all about organs" and were quick to cup off pipes, and move things around. Whenever you try to make an organ into something it is not, you screw it up so that it is no longer any good the way it was originally designed, and the attempt to turn it into something else is a dismal failure and a bitter disappointment. What's worse, the procedure with the tin snips is irreversible. You can cut something off of a pipe, but you can't put it back on.   Back in the 1950s, theatre organs were removed from theatres and "improved", and they were not worth 2=A2 as a theatre organ,, and were a dismal failure as a church organ. More often than not, when they were replaced with one of those dreadful 1950s electronics, it was an improvement.   When you are making changes to pipes, you had better know what you are doing, or you are going to end up destroying a good organ. Any voicing changes should be made only by a good, experienced voicer, and not by a friend who "knows all about organs".   --- granville_pgm <granville_pgm@yahoo.com> wrote: > To puppydawgma and kevinlus- thanks for the reply. > I have been > working 7p.m. to midnight everyday on this sweet > machine. Lots of > releathering being done now, while the glue is > drying I'll send this > off to you. You asked for a stop list for this > Barnes & Buhl. Great: > Dulciana 8' Melodia 8' Flute 4' Open Diapasion 8' > *** Swell: Ped. > Bourdon 16' Aeoline 8' Concert Flute 8' Traverso > Flute 4' Oboe > Gamba 8' SW Tremolo *** Great to Pedal, Swell to > Pedal, Swell to > Great, Swell to Great4', Swell to Swell4' . All the > pipe work & guts > are located behind the swell shades. All inclosed in > the box. No > speaking pipes are outside, only dummy pipes for > appearance (too > bad). For a relatively small organ it has a 43" by > 60" dual rise > reservoir and a big spencer turbine blower. Much > larger lungs than > similar units I have worked on. Don't know why, but > its all original. > In the next town there is an accomplished > organist and he also > does some revoicing and repairs. Upon showing him > my photos and > detailed list of ingredients, he wanted to get out > the tin snips and > change the pitch, length on some pipe works, change > a few stops, > move this n' that. I am most reluctant to butcher > this machine and > alter it's original design. He said as it is now, > it will sound dull > and soft without any "brightness". Could this be > true?? I have not > tampered with any organ to change it's orginal > makeup, only restore > units to their orginal working condition. I have > little knowledge in > the area of pipe changes and what certain stops > should be included in > a general small country church organ. Our mid sized > church building > has the best acoustics of any in town. Several > musicians have > commented favorabily on it's design and sustained > echo which makes > even a poor musical instrument sound much better > than it really is. > Because of this, we host several community concerts > with voice, > piano, and this really crappy electronic 35 yr old > lowery. Everyone > wants a commanding pipe organ (not over powering) > that will > compliment the concerts, give you goosebumps and > maybe a few tears. > Will this machine live up to their expectations? Is > it weak? Will I > look like dog-doo because I chose this unit over > another? Upon > installation this machine should have a good voicing > to fit the > building and tuning done, any recomendations who is > good in the > northeast? Reasonably priced, as I am paying the > bill on this whole > project! > Next silly question; I have been reading so > many books on organs > A to Z I cannot find a simple explanation in easy > terminology of > what a (unit / unitized / unified) organ is?? Does > it borrow other > ranks to fulfill stops it really don't have? Sounds > kind of like > cheating or bragging. Lot's of questions, little > answers- help! > Thanks everyone, Ralph K. > >     __________________________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Tax Center - File online, calculators, forms, and more http://platinum.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Am I still here? From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2003 12:29:30 EST     --part1_7c.37883eb0.2bbb267a_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Hi Ross:   The virus you are talking about, may be a bounce. If you install ad-aware it will go through your system and get rid of zombie programs that cause this. people who write this type of code can use your computer acccount to bounce all sorts of evil stuff like spam. Ad-Aware is free and it works. Do a google search and you will find it. I actually received one from the Admin key at pipechat. I know it didn't come from them, but the bounce made it appear that way. I deleted it and went on about my business but I did alert them to this. It's sad we have to put up with internet terrorism, but that's what it is. Install a firewall. There are popups and certain sites that down load these zombie kernals.   Ron Severin   --part1_7c.37883eb0.2bbb267a_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML><FONT FACE=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3D2 = FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D =3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0">Hi Ross:<BR> <BR> The virus you are talking about, may be a bounce. If you install<BR> ad-aware it will go through your system and get rid of zombie<BR> programs that cause this. people who write this type of code<BR> can use your computer acccount to bounce all sorts of evil<BR> stuff like spam. Ad-Aware is free and it works. Do a google<BR> search and you will find it. I actually received one from the <BR> Admin key at pipechat. I know it didn't come from them, but the<BR> bounce made it appear that way. I deleted it and went on about my<BR> business but I did alert them to this. It's sad we have to put up with<BR> internet terrorism, but that's what it is. Install a firewall. There = are<BR> popups and certain sites that down load these zombie kernals.<BR> <BR> Ron Severin</FONT></HTML>   --part1_7c.37883eb0.2bbb267a_boundary--  
(back) Subject: RE.: AM I STILL HERE? From: "D. Keith Morgan" <aeolian_skinner@yahoo.com> Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2003 12:16:38 -0800 (PST)   Recently I got two messages containing a virus. The first one claimed to be a greeting from Mark Wick, and the second claimed to be from Goulding and Wood, and had the subject line, "Look, my beautiful girl friend".   Apparently my Norton anti-virus protection got to both those e-mails and deleted them before I could open them up.   When I clicked on the greeting, the screen went blank. When I asked Mark Wick to re-send the greeting, I received a reply addressed to everyone in his address book, which said DO NOT OPEN, and to delete the greeting immediately because it contained a virus.   Likewise, the people at Goulding and Wood didn't know anything about the virus, and obviously neither they nor Mark Wick sent the original e-mails.   So, if you don't have virus protection and a firewall, GET ONE!!!!!!   D. Keith Morgan       __________________________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Tax Center - File online, calculators, forms, and more http://platinum.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Am I still here? From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 01 Apr 2003 16:05:50 -0500   On 4/1/03 6:16 AM, "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> wrote:   > Have you any idea why there have been no other Pipechat messages > for the last couple of days? Not being a computer expert, I have no idea > myself. Or is it maybe that there have been no other messages, anyway?   Ross: Truth? I don't know.   Because I'm retired, and put butter on my bread, and my bread on a plate, = by doing freelance word processing at home, and therefore am at my computer pretty much all day, I read my mail (from four fairly active lists as well as private correspondence) in many portions per day, and thus have little = or no perception of "how many" come in from any one list in any one 24-hour period. So regrets on that one.   Alan    
(back) Subject: Im safe From: "danielwh" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca> Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2003 18:07:58 -0400   Im safe Just to let all who may have been watching the news for Nova Scotia thje worst flooding in Nova Scotias History. There was no flooding near me but an hours drive away, 2 cars swept into the water and 2 people died.Our Cottage near Truro just barely escaped the water, but parts of the Camp ground have not been so lucky., dozens of roads and bridges have been wiped out. Some places had more then 8 feet of raging water Anyways here is a link. http://www.cbc.ca/stories/2003/03/31/flooding_030331   Danielwh 2000 EP Biggs Fellow    
(back) Subject: link From: "danielwh" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca> Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2003 18:11:48 -0400   http://www.herald.ns.ca/cgi-bin/home/displaystory?2003/04/01+203.raw+NovaSc= o tia+2003/04/01    
(back) Subject: New Performers on OHS 2003 From: "MARAUDER" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu> Date: Tue, 01 Apr 2003 23:19:54 -0500   Dear Y'All,   Writing about Pipedreams players from the Philadelphia OHS convention wh= o will play again this year got me to thinking about first-time OHS conventio= n perfomrers this year. At the risk either of naming someone who DID play before or of omitting a name that should be here, let me share the 13 names with you, with a request to be forgiven for any errors here:   Dr. Susan Hegberg of Susquehanna U: the 1904 M=F6ller at St. Peter's Church= , Freeburg   Bruce Cornely of Gainsville FL: the annual OHS hymn sing, this year at Mahnoning Pres. Ch., Danville (Bruce has designed a SPLENDID hymn sing!!)   Vaughn Watson of Long Island, who has played at some famous places around the country: the small but amazing Hook & Hastings at Basilica of the Sacred Heart ("conewago Chapel") just west of Hanover; the organ is heard in one of Bruce Stevens' series of Rheinberger sonata. He made special trips to see the organ before deciding repertoire.   James Hildreth of Columbus OH; Sunday night full recital at St. John the Baptist Church, New Freedom: a large two-manual Hook and Hastings; Jim will improvise on the hymn to the parish's patron saint which the conventio= n will sing -- I'm sure to the delight of the parish priest and people. Jim also made a special trip to see the organ before deciding repertoire.   Sally Cherrington Beggs of Newberry College: the Samuel Bohler at North Heidelberg Church in Berks County. This is almost like coming home, as Sally grew up in the Allentown PA area. She, too, went to see the organ before deciding repertoire.   Rhonda Edgington of Chicago: the quite new Germanic-style tracker in Donegal Presbyterian Church near Mount Joy PA; Rhonda actually did appear at OHS 2002 at Chicago but as a carilloneur, not an organist.   Gerald Mummert of Christ Lutheran Church, York: playing the last Tannenberg, built for Jerry's church and at which Tannenberg died. Jerry will play music and also lead group singing of a hymn by the organist who served Christ Church when the Tannenberg was delivered there. He's played the organ many times and knows it well.   Scott Foppiano of Memphis: the restored Casavant at Covenant United Methodist, Lancaster   Ann Marie Rigler, librarian and facultgy member at Penn State: the restore= d Charles D=FCrner at neighboring Boalsburg, an organ at which a relative fo mine died during its dedication in 1868.   Kola Owalabi, runner-up at the AGO perfomrfance contest at Phila. last summer and grad student at Yale: the Steere at St. John's Episcopal Church= , Bellefonte.=20   John Schucker, accompanist for American Boy Choir: the Dieffenbach at Sale= m U.C. C., Bethel. This is also like "coming home." John turned pages and pulled stops for (now the late) Dr. Carol Teti in the 1976 convention, whic= h was also in Central PA (centered in Lebanon).   Lou Carol Fix of Moravian College: the Samuel Green organ from England, no= w at Moravian College.   Thomas Dressler (I *think* this is his first OHS performing stint): the Tannenberg at Nazareth.   This is a lot of new blood into this organization, joining 19 other "tried-and-true" performers for the 32 total locations.   Cordially,   Karl E. Moyer Lancaster PA  
(back) Subject: New Fire Regulations in Boston From: "Stanley Lowkis" <nstarfil@attbi.com> Date: Wed, 02 Apr 2003 01:23:20 -0500   An outrage! All pipe organs have been designated 'fire hazards' by the Legislature.   As of August 1, 2003. Pipe organs that have been removed for rebuilding might be saved - Symphony Hall, who sent the organ out of town, might be the only legal pipe organ in the area.   The Hooks, Hutchings, and many of the others are being sold on ebay. A team consisting of consultants from various instrument companies and the Red Cross is sending emergency salespeople/crews to the area for the replacements.   Fender Bass seems to be the current favorite.   Oh well, this POST was an hour and twenty three minutes too late.   Stan "April Showers bing May Flowers"