PipeChat Digest #3904 - Monday, August 25, 2003
 
Re: Atlantic City
  by "Bigaquarium" <Bigaquarium@netzero.net>
Re: Sydney Town Hall specs--64' in Pedal
  by <BlueeyedBear@aol.com>
Audsley books
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
RE: Sydney Town Hall specs--64' in Pedal
  by "bobelms" <bobelms@westnet.com.au>
RE: PERECT PITCH
  by "bobelms" <bobelms@westnet.com.au>
Gordon Young organ music
  by "Fran Walker" <fwalker@northwestern.edu>
Catholic Hymns
  by <Gfc234@aol.com>
Re: Catholic Hymns
  by "Hugh Drogemuller" <hdrogemuller@sympatico.ca>
Re: Organ History
  by "Margarete Thomsen" <mthomsen@umich.edu>
Silent bagpipes
  by "John Foss" <harfo32@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: Catholic Hymns
  by "chemphill" <chemphill@wi.rr.com>
Re: Gordon Young organ music
  by <Pepehomer@aol.com>
Re: Atlantic City
  by "Paul Valtos" <chercapa@enter.net>
Re: Sydney Town Hall specs--64' in Pedal
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Hymn Keys
  by "David Evangelides" <davide@theatreorgans.com>
Re: Catholic Hymns
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Catholic Hymns
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: my music download list (X-posted)
  by "Jim Hailey" <jhaileya10@charter.net>
Re: my music download list (X-posted)
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: Atlantic City 128' Resultant
  by "Bill" <bill.hauser@cox.net>
Re: Sydney Town Hall specs--64' in Pedal
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Re: Atlantic City 128' Resultant
  by <BlueeyedBear@aol.com>
Re: Sydney Town Hall specs--64' in Pedal
  by "Bill" <bill.hauser@cox.net>
Re: Sydney Town Hall specs--64' in Pedal
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: my music download list (X-posted)
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
London Double Contra Bass Untersatz
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: Sydney Town Hall specs--64' in Pedal
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: Sydney Town Hall specs--64' in Pedal
  by "Bill" <bill.hauser@cox.net>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Atlantic City From: "Bigaquarium" <Bigaquarium@netzero.net> Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 06:46:27 -0400   Greetings,   Thanks for the ACCH organ info! Has any part of the organ actually = been releathered at any point? Hmmm, I wonder what a 2000" reed would = sound like!   = -Nate  
(back) Subject: Re: Sydney Town Hall specs--64' in Pedal From: <BlueeyedBear@aol.com> Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 08:26:59 EDT   there is a 64' gravissima in the national cathedral which goes down only = as far as the A, so it's 3 pipes beyond a 32'. rumor has it it was installed =   solely for the franck a minor chorale.   the skinner in woolsey hall has a 64' resultant which is very convincing = (and somewhat painful).  
(back) Subject: Audsley books From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 14:31:51 +0100 (BST)   Hello,   There are two ORIGINAL volumes of "The art of organ building" by Audsley being auctioned on e-bay.   Expensive!   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK     ________________________________________________________________________ Want to chat instantly with your online friends? Get the FREE Yahoo! Messenger http://uk.messenger.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: RE: Sydney Town Hall specs--64' in Pedal From: "bobelms" <bobelms@westnet.com.au> Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 21:59:54 +0800   Bob, to answer your questions, I don't know!! I have heard a recording of the Sydney organ played by Willie Guggemos(sp.? too lazy to look it up!) in which he uses the 64 foot Contra trombone. It seemed a natural sort of sound, like the 32' reed; didn't seem to stick out like a sore thumb if you know what I mean. It blended.   I saw a list in a magazine of the 64' stops on organs throughout the world and the list was quite long but a great many were compound stops - quinted from the 32'. Few were real reeds.   I doubt whether there are any true 64' flues. I would think they would be either stopped pipes or quinted.   I am told the Sydney 64' stop has a glass panel in the boot of bottom C and that the reed tongue can be seen vibrating at about 8 Hz.   If Mark Quarmby is reading this he could tell you more about it than I can.   It is strange to recall that forty years ago the purists were calling for the scrapping of the Sydny Organ and its replacement by a neo baroque instrument. How fashions change! Regards, Bob.   ---- Original Message ---- From: lindr@core.com To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: RE: Sydney Town Hall specs--64' in Pedal Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2003 21:13:56 -0500   >Thank you, Bob Elms, for reinforcing in my mind that there is at >least one >64' pedal reed in this world on a playable, working instrument. In >light of >this, I have a question. I've written a Toccata in A Minor that I'm >about to >send to a publisher (engraved in Finale). At the end, the final >downward >stride in the pedal ends on low A and cries out for a 64' reed (the >32' >register having already been drawn several measures earlier). I >wrote "+ 64' >Reed" in my handwritten manuscript for this final phrase (rather >whimsically) but didn't carry it to Finale. I just mentioned this to >a >friend last Sunday and said that I thought Sydney's Town Hall did >indeed >have such a stop. So it turns out I have two questions: > >1) Does it seem ridiculous to put "+ 64' Reed" in the score, or does >the >fact that such a stop exists legitimize such a notation even though >one's >ability to carry out the composer's wish is almost nonexistent? > >2) How many organs in the world have such a stop? > >2a) A telling 64' flue wouldn't be half bad as a substitute, so how >many of >those are there? >      
(back) Subject: RE: PERECT PITCH From: "bobelms" <bobelms@westnet.com.au> Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 22:13:11 +0800   I agree totally with Keith Morgan. As I said in a previous posting, as far as perfect pitch is concerned I am a sceptic since the pitch of an organ never remains constant.   Tonight I played for a service on an organ, which in this cold weather, has A at 434Hz - very flat. It was a healing service with the priest breaking into song every now and then unaccompanied. We sang a couple of hymns and then a slow chorusy type of hymn came along which he struck up unaccompanied. I tried the gamba with the box shut to see where he was pitching and he was right on key and so I came in with the accompaniment. He must have good musical memory and good relative pitch since the organ had not been played for ten minutes at least. It couldn't be what some call "perfect pitch" or he would have pitched 6 Hz higher. Having thrown that one in the ring, I am going to bed. 'Night all! Bob Elms.   ---- Original Message ---- From: aeolian_skinner@yahoo.com To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: RE: PERECT PITCH Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2003 20:54:33 -0700 (PDT)   >I haven't had time to read all the messages on this subject, but I >would like to tell you what I have learned over the last 35 years. > >I have never heard a satisfactory definition of the term "perfect >pitch", but my understanding is this: Perfect pitch is one's >ability to hear a certain pitch and tell exactly how many >vibrations per second it is, and the name of the note. That is >totally impossible. > >Pitch varies with the slightest change in temperature and humidity. >Assuming that an organ has been tuned to a perfect A=3D440 at 72=BA and >the temperature changes =BD=BA either way, your perfect A=3D440 is gone. =   >Furthermore, organs go flat as the temperature goes cooler, but >pianos go sharp, and vice versa. >oo! SiteBuilder - Free, easy-to-use web site design software    
(back) Subject: Gordon Young organ music From: "Fran Walker" <fwalker@northwestern.edu> Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 08:55:18 -0500   Dear Friends,   I recently learned Gordon Young's Toccata (Homage to Widor), HF-5097? = It's charming and not horribly difficult. Could you recommend a similar piece by him? Thanks for your advice!   Sincerely, Fran Walker Organist, North Shore Methodist Church, Glencoe, IL   ************************************************** Fran Walker (fwalker@northwestern.edu)    
(back) Subject: Catholic Hymns From: <Gfc234@aol.com> Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 10:37:56 EDT   Does anyone know of a Catholic hymn from the 17-1800's that is grand, both =   textually and musically? The topic should be Hymns to God, or Hymns of = Praise and Thanksgiving.   Thanks in advance, Gregory Ceurvorst M.M. Organ Performance Northwestern University Director of Music and Organist St. Peter's U.C.C. Frankfort, IL 847.332.2788 home 708.243.2549 mobile <A HREF=3D"gfc234@aol.com">gfc234@aol.com</A>    
(back) Subject: Re: Catholic Hymns From: "Hugh Drogemuller" <hdrogemuller@sympatico.ca> Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 10:51:38 -0400   At 10:37 AM 25/08/2003 -0400, Gregory wrote: >Does anyone know of a Catholic hymn from the 17-1800's that is grand, = both >textually and musically? The topic should be Hymns to God, or Hymns of >Praise and Thanksgiving.       >(SNIP)       How about "Holy God , we praise thy name" set to Grosser Gott. I thought =   that was in every Roman Catholic hymnal! Sort of like "A mighty fortress" =   which is in every Lutheran hymnal.   HD  
(back) Subject: Re: Organ History From: "Margarete Thomsen" <mthomsen@umich.edu> Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 10:57:38 -0400   online organ history:   http://panther.bsc.edu/~jhcook/OrgHist/begin.htm     MARGARETE THOMSEN `~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~ Director of Music Director: Redford Youth Choir Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Redford, Michigan    
(back) Subject: Silent bagpipes From: "John Foss" <harfo32@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 15:58:49 +0100 (BST)   Dear list, When I first joined this august group some two years ago my first post was, if my memory does not fail me, on the topic of silent bagpipes. This incurred the wrath of our Pastor from New Zealand! But was I not right? Go to http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=3D/news/2003/08/25/wpipe25.x= ml&sSheet=3D/news/2003/08/25/ixnewstop.html   Which, in a report which galaddened my heart includes amongst other things: "The sound of bagpipes has always been a distinctive and somewhat acquired taste. But acoustic experts claimed yesterday that, as well as inducing earache, the instrument could be linked to hearing loss, repetitive strain injury and alcoholism.A survey has also found that having a passion for the pipes can contribute to the breakdown of players' marriages.     John Foss     =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D www.johnfoss.gr http://groups.yahoo.com/group/orgofftop/ Topic of the week : Internet group addiction   ________________________________________________________________________ Want to chat instantly with your online friends? Get the FREE Yahoo! Messenger http://uk.messenger.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: Re: Catholic Hymns From: "chemphill" <chemphill@wi.rr.com> Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 10:00:21 -0500   "Holy God We Praise Thy Name" was my first thought, also. St. Basil and = St. Gregory Hymnal's contained hymns from the 1800's and early 1900's. I = have them both, but not accessible at the moment. GIA publishers in = Chicago own the rites to St. Gregory. ----- Original Message -----=20 From: Hugh Drogemuller=20 To: PipeChat=20 Sent: Monday, August 25, 2003 9:51 AM Subject: Re: Catholic Hymns     At 10:37 AM 25/08/2003 -0400, Gregory wrote:   Does anyone know of a Catholic hymn from the 17-1800's that is = grand, both textually and musically? The topic should be Hymns to God, = or Hymns of Praise and Thanksgiving.         (SNIP)       How about "Holy God , we praise thy name" set to Grosser Gott. I = thought that was in every Roman Catholic hymnal! Sort of like "A mighty = fortress" which is in every Lutheran hymnal.   HD  
(back) Subject: Re: Gordon Young organ music From: <Pepehomer@aol.com> Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 11:06:53 -0400   The first one that comes to my mind is his most popular piece, "Prelude in = Classic Style" - very accessible and "repetetive", so it doesn't take long = to learn.   Justin Karch Organist, Holy Trinity LCMS Rome, GA  
(back) Subject: Re: Atlantic City From: "Paul Valtos" <chercapa@enter.net> Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 11:07:54 -0400   Dear Alan,=20 Isn't the asbestos abatement done? Thought that was why the pipe = chambers were invaded recently. Paul ----- Original Message -----=20 From: TRACKELECT@cs.com=20 To: pipechat@pipechat.org=20 Sent: Monday, August 25, 2003 12:54 AM Subject: Atlantic City     I worked with Tim Hoag, the Convention Hall Organist, for some time. = Of course I found it hard to keep the conversation away from the big = Midmer Losh. Mr. Hoag did a great deal of mechanical work on the organ, = being a skilled technician as well as an organist. According to him = there was nothing really special about the windchests of the high = pressure stops except for springs to keep the treble pipes from blowing = out of their holes. The leather may have been on the heavy side but not = unusually so. Remember, the performance of electro pneumatic action = increases as pressure goes up. One thing Tim commented on was wind = leakage. In the winter, dryness caused many cracks to open up creating = leaks. In the summer humidity it was quite a bit less leaky and he = commented that the organ sounded louder. I should think that the = regulators would be able to compensate for wind leaks and the pressure = should not drop in the winter. I think it's more the case that the organ = sounded louder without all that hissing. One thing that I found = interesting is that much of the damage to the organ was from water = leaking from air conditioner ducts. Apparently the ductwork was poorly = designed and water condensed inside and leaked on to many of the chests. = Many of these divisions were off limits due to the fact that there was a = great deal of asbestos present. I do need to take a trip down there and = see how they are getting on. It's also been too long since I have heard = Tim play his famous version of Butterflies in the Rain.=20   Cheers:=20   Alan B=20   Alan A. Binger Organbuilder=20 Freehold, NJ  
(back) Subject: Re: Sydney Town Hall specs--64' in Pedal From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 11:21:38 EDT   Bob:   I recently read that the 64' Trombone pipes were short length, perhaps = 1/4. Is there any truth to that? I can't imagine them going to the trouble to produce full lenght pipes, and the room they would take up. I doubt they would have anywhere near the presence of a full length 32'.   Ron    
(back) Subject: Hymn Keys From: "David Evangelides" <davide@theatreorgans.com> Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2003 10:49:42 -0500   Good Morning Everyone, Trust Each of you had a good weekend.   Having compared several traditional hymns in older vs. modern hymnals, I agree with the comments of several on the list who observed a trend to lowering of the keys. The change seems to be 1/2 step down, and therefore the key signature would change from flats to sharps. But it does not appear to be a carte blanche changing to sharps and I had previously assumed. There are equal examples of songs originally in sharps - lowered 1/2 step, resulting in a signature with flats.   In spite of that, I still find it more difficult to play in excess of 2 sharps, and find myself transposing to the lower key in flats.   David E   David Evangelides Colorado Springs, Colorado      
(back) Subject: Re: Catholic Hymns From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 11:51:44 -0400   On 8/25/03 10:51 AM, "Hugh Drogemuller" <hdrogemuller@sympatico.ca> wrote:   > How about "Holy God , we praise thy name" set to Grosser Gott. I thought = that > was in every Roman Catholic hymnal! Sort of like "A mighty fortress" = which is > in every Lutheran hymnal. > Precisely, Hugh. The RC church down the block from my house plays it = about 50 times a week on their electronic carillon in the tower. So it is very familiar to everybody in this neighborhood, including Jews and Buddhists.   Alan    
(back) Subject: Re: Catholic Hymns From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 09:36:07 -0700   Holy God, We Praise Thy Name, of course (grin), but you have to find an old St. Basil Hymnal that prints all seven verses ... it's a rather good metrical paraphrase of the Te Deum.   Cheers,   Bud   Gfc234@aol.com wrote: > Does anyone know of a Catholic hymn from the 17-1800's that is grand, > both textually and musically? The topic should be Hymns to God, or > Hymns of Praise and Thanksgiving. > > Thanks in advance, > Gregory Ceurvorst > M.M. Organ Performance > Northwestern University > Director of Music and Organist > St. Peter's U.C.C. Frankfort, IL > 847.332.2788 home > 708.243.2549 mobile > gfc234@aol.com        
(back) Subject: Re: my music download list (X-posted) From: "Jim Hailey" <jhaileya10@charter.net> Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 11:50:00 -0500   Please excuse me, but I have tried to send privately to Bud and I get my messages back as undeliverable.   Please include me on your list. I prefer PDF format.   Thanks   Jim H ----- Original Message ----- From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> To: <anglican-music@list.stsams.org>; "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Wednesday, August 20, 2003 11:37 AM Subject: my music download list (X-posted)     > I finally got around to clearing some of the non-working addresses. I > just sent out "Unto Thee, O Lord" for SATB; if you think you SHOULD be > on the list, and DIDN'T get it, please let me know. > > As I mentioned, this is a good time to join if you WANT to get on, > because I'm starting over again with Advent. > > For those who don't have a CLUE what I'm talking about (grin), I send > out liturgical choral pieces and SAB anthems, mostly. They're free; I > ask for donations every once in awhile; they're STRICTLY voluntary. I'm > not a non-profit organization; I just live the REALITY (chuckle). > > Please e-mail me PRIVATELY and specify PDFs or Sibelius files. I'm still > using Sibelius 1.4, as not everybody has upgraded. > > Cheers, > > Bud > > > "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: my music download list (X-posted) From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 09:45:41 -0700   Done. I think it must have something to do with the viral epidemic ... a couple of people have had problems. It's   quilisma@socal.rr.com   but that'll change at the end of the week when we move to San Diego. Don't know what the new one is yet, but I'll post it.   Cheers,   Bud   Jim Hailey wrote: > Please excuse me, but I have tried to send privately to Bud and I get my > messages back as undeliverable. > > Please include me on your list. I prefer PDF format. > > Thanks > > Jim H > ----- Original Message ----- > From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> > To: <anglican-music@list.stsams.org>; "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Sent: Wednesday, August 20, 2003 11:37 AM > Subject: my music download list (X-posted) > > > >>I finally got around to clearing some of the non-working addresses. I >>just sent out "Unto Thee, O Lord" for SATB; if you think you SHOULD be >>on the list, and DIDN'T get it, please let me know. >> >>As I mentioned, this is a good time to join if you WANT to get on, >>because I'm starting over again with Advent. >> >>For those who don't have a CLUE what I'm talking about (grin), I send >>out liturgical choral pieces and SAB anthems, mostly. They're free; I >>ask for donations every once in awhile; they're STRICTLY voluntary. I'm >>not a non-profit organization; I just live the REALITY (chuckle). >> >>Please e-mail me PRIVATELY and specify PDFs or Sibelius files. I'm still >>using Sibelius 1.4, as not everybody has upgraded. >> >>Cheers, >> >>Bud >> >> >>"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 >> >> > > > > "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: Atlantic City 128' Resultant From: "Bill" <bill.hauser@cox.net> Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 12:08:49 -0500   Wow... A 42-2/3' stop?! Paired with a 64', wouldn't that produce a 128' resultant? Can we say "excess?"          
(back) Subject: Re: Sydney Town Hall specs--64' in Pedal From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 12:40:22 -0500   >Bob: > >I recently read that the 64' Trombone pipes were short length, perhaps = 1/4. >Is there any truth to that? I can't imagine them going to the trouble to >produce full lenght pipes, and the room they would take up. I doubt >they would have anywhere near the presence of a full length 32'. > >Ron   There are two FULL-Length 64's stops in the world that go all the way down to 64' C - The Contra Trombone in Sydney and the Diaphone/Dulzian in Atlantic City. All of the rest of the 64' stops either are either incomplete in the bottom or are Resultants.   David  
(back) Subject: Re: Atlantic City 128' Resultant From: <BlueeyedBear@aol.com> Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 13:44:41 -0400   In a message dated 8/25/2003 1:08:49 PM Eastern Daylight Time, = bill.hauser@cox.net writes:   > Wow... > A 42-2/3' stop?! > Paired with a 64', wouldn't that produce a 128' resultant? > Can we say "excess?"   i think musicality just flew out the window.  
(back) Subject: Re: Sydney Town Hall specs--64' in Pedal From: "Bill" <bill.hauser@cox.net> Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 12:59:48 -0500   >>There are two FULL-Length 64' stops >>in the world that go all the way down >>to 64'C... All of the rest of the >>64' stops are either incomplete >>in the bottom or are Resultants.     What about the status of the Royal Albert Hall 64'... anyone know which = of the above categories it would fall into? By the looks of the facade, they might be hidden there in the front(!)        
(back) Subject: Re: Sydney Town Hall specs--64' in Pedal From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 19:06:33 +0100 (BST)   Hello,   Definitely resultant!   In any event, Willis would never have made a genuine 64ft when he could have used a stoppered 32ft and charged them for the full length version!!   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK     --- Bill <bill.hauser@cox.net> wrote: > > > What about the status of the Royal Albert Hall > 64'... anyone know which of the above categories it > would fall into?     ________________________________________________________________________ Want to chat instantly with your online friends? Get the FREE Yahoo! Messenger http://uk.messenger.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: Re: my music download list (X-posted) From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 14:10:09 -0400   On 8/25/03 12:45 PM, "quilisma@socal.rr.com" <quilisma@socal.rr.com> = wrote:   > I think it must have something to do with the viral epidemic ... a = couple of > people have had problems.   Doubtless. I'm getting a lot of mail bounced--but so far it's mail I've never even seen before, allegedly sent by me to addresses I've never heard of, on subjects I can't even decipher. Even got a couple of illegal attachments, and you know where THEY went!   Alan    
(back) Subject: London Double Contra Bass Untersatz From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 19:11:23 +0100 (BST)   Hello,   This is getting silly! 4Hz per second?   Even I can produce that sound just drumming my fingers on the organ case!   I suppose the next post will claim the London Underground system as the bottom octave extension of the 128ft at the Albert Hall!   :)   Colin Mitchell UK   --- BlueeyedBear@aol.com wrote: > In a message dated 8/25/2003 1:08:49 PM Eastern > Daylight Time, bill.hauser@cox.net writes: > > > Wow... > > A 42-2/3' stop?! > > Paired with a 64', wouldn't that produce a 128' > resultant?     ________________________________________________________________________ Want to chat instantly with your online friends? Get the FREE Yahoo! Messenger http://uk.messenger.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: Re: Sydney Town Hall specs--64' in Pedal From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 19:15:10 +0100 (BST)   Hello,   Not quite true David.   I started to make one but ran out of money and space.   The bottom CCCCCCCCCCCCCCC reed is now a cat-flap in my front door.   ;-)   Regards, Colin Mitchel UK   --- David Scribner <david@blackiris.com> wrote: > > > There are two FULL-Length 64's stops in the world > that go all the way > down to 64' C - The Contra Trombone in Sydney and > the > Diaphone/Dulzian in Atlantic City. All of the rest > of the 64' stops > either are either incomplete in the bottom or are > Resultants.     ________________________________________________________________________ Want to chat instantly with your online friends? Get the FREE Yahoo! Messenger http://uk.messenger.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: Re: Sydney Town Hall specs--64' in Pedal From: "Bill" <bill.hauser@cox.net> Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 13:34:07 -0500   ----- Original Message -----=20 From: bobelms=20   I am told the Sydney 64' stop has a glass panel in the boot of bottom C and that the reed tongue can be seen vibrating at about 8 Hz.=20           Try here...   http://www.theatreorgans.com/sydney/sydney1.jpg