PipeChat Digest #4157 - Monday, December 15, 2003
 
Re: Admission to Thomaskirche, Leipzig, for Bach performances
  by "Valerie Lefever" <Valerie.Lefever@valpo.edu>
Re: AGO Bench Height
  by "Peter Rodwell" <iof@ctv.es>
Re: Adjustable
  by "Access" <dbaker@lawyers.com>
RE: Blunder in to the OHTA Conference 2004!! Was blundering in!
  by "bobelms" <bobelms@westnet.com.au>
RE: Blunder in to the OHTA Conference 2004!! Was blundering in!
  by "bobelms" <bobelms@westnet.com.au>
Re: mitchell in england
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Re:AGO Bench Height
  by <RMB10@aol.com>
Re: Blundering in ....
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: Blundering in ....
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: NJ Moller on EBAY
  by "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu>
birth year needed
  by "Robert Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net>
Re: NJ Moller on EBAY
  by "Paul R. Swank" <prswank@surfbest.net>
Felix Hell. Concert announcement.
  by <Hell-Concerts@t-online.de>
Re: birth year needed
  by "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net>
Re: NJ Moller on EBAY
  by "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu>
Moller
  by <quilisma@cox.net>
The Moller on EBAY and the Moller Opus List
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
live chat on IRC
  by <quilisma@cox.net>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Admission to Thomaskirche, Leipzig, for Bach performances From: "Valerie Lefever" <Valerie.Lefever@valpo.edu> Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2003 04:46:52 -0600   Karl,   You will certainly enjoy Leipzig. I was there for just a weekend, so I saw the Bach sites and a few other museums; I can't really say much else about the city. I will be playing the Mighty Zimmer at LCGS on Jan 1 and 4, so if you'd want to stop by I'd be happy to share pictures and stories! I didn't get to Dresden; I spent my time in that area of Germany getting to Wittenberg, Wartburg and so on: a true Lutheran church musician pilgrimage.   Dobson is indeed the choice for the new organ at Good Shepherd Lancaster, which I'm quite pleased with. The committee had not even looked at Dobson, but had several other possible builders in mind -Ott, LeTourneau, Casavant, I don't remember who else- and, since I play a Schlicker/Dobson at Valpo, I sent them to look at a Dobson, and that ended up being their choice! It hasn't been completely approved yet, but there's nothing to make me think that it will not be approved. The plan is a two manual instrument, perhaps a few more ranks than the current 27 on the Zimmer. The exact specifications and so forth will be determined somewhat by how the capital appeals process goes. We hope to have a new instrument in place sometime around 2006.     As far as where I am in school now. This is my junior year; I've been in Germany this semester (I fly home tomorrow!) and will be back on campus in spring. I'll graduate May '05 with a BM in church music and a minor in theology. If all goes well I'd like to do some graduate work in church music and/or liturgical studies - and if all goes REALLY well, I'd like to do it at Yale. My senior recital will probably be sometime next spring, and if it's possible I'd love the opportunity to play at Grace. I've been keeping my eyes open for an opportunity to perform somewhere in Lancaster, and Grace would be wonderful.   Mit freundlichen Gruessen, Valerie      
(back) Subject: Re: AGO Bench Height From: "Peter Rodwell" <iof@ctv.es> Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2003 12:20:55 +0100   I am pleased to report that the end is in sight for all those bench height/unreachable stop knob problems. No longer will visiting organists be playing with their knees hitting their chins or stretching up to reach the bottom manual.   With the help of my dear friend Dr J Sharpe-Praktiss and after many minutes of research, we are delighted to announce:   [massive fanfare from those trumpet things at St John the Divine]   The AGO Standard Organist!!!   Most of you will of course be familiar with the pioneering work of Dr Sharpe-Praktiss in the Amanda Crippen Clinic, Ulan Bator. The sordid rumors surrounding his departure from that hallowed institute after the Unfortunate Incident with the lobsters are evidently untrue and, as we all know, the jury never did agree on a verdict.   Dr Sharpe-Praktiss is now offering members of this List a 20% discount off his normal fees for lengthing/shortening arms and legs to fit the AGO console standard exactly. He will shortly be announcing a similar service for European organists, to BDO standards.   Please note that circumstances too tedious to relate here oblige Dr Sharpe-Praktiss to receive his fees in Albanian leks only, in advance and in cash.   Peter.  
(back) Subject: Re: Adjustable From: "Access" <dbaker@lawyers.com> Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2003 07:28:25 -0500   In reading the postings about adjustable benches, I think that the real issue may be being missed. The issue is accommodating the length of the organist's shinbone, i.e., from the knee to the foot. In my opinion it is resolved not by adjusting the height of the bench, which may result in really tall people like myself (6' 5") changing pistons with their knees (trust me, I've done it, albeit unintentionally). What needs to be adjustable is the pedal board, because the distance from the bottom keyboard to the pedal board needs to be increased for tall people. I'm fairly sure that Washington Cathedral has an adjustable pedal board. Anybody know of other locations with one?   David Baker    
(back) Subject: RE: Blunder in to the OHTA Conference 2004!! Was blundering in! From: "bobelms" <bobelms@westnet.com.au> Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2003 20:54:11 +0800   HEY! Who are you calling American?? I am Australian and so is another who posted in today's list. Another Australian posts the service details of a Sydney Church and yet another posts from a South African Church. Colin Mitchell and others are in the UK. Dig around; there are many organists posting on both lists who are not in the USA.   BTW the Organ Historic Trust of Australia holds its annual Conference in Western Australia in 2004. Several unique organs will be visited. If any organists from the USA or other countries are in Australia next October pay us a visit!! You will be welcome. Bob Elms. Albany West Australia.   ---- Original Message ---- From: dqb@boltblue.com To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: RE: Blundering in .... Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2003 21:13:29 -0000   >Oopsie.... >I landed on an all-American mailing list! Piporg-l has gone that way >too! >Time for me to disappear as quickly as I arrived! > >Quentin B > >"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: Blunder in to the OHTA Conference 2004!! Was blundering in! From: "bobelms" <bobelms@westnet.com.au> Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2003 20:57:54 +0800   Oops! I meqnt another non American posts from a South African Church - not another Australian! Sorry. Bob Elms.   ---- Original Message ---- From: bobelms@westnet.com.au To: dqb@boltblue.com, pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: RE: Blunder in to the OHTA Conference 2004!! Was blundering >in! Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2003 20:54:11 +0800   >HEY! Who are you calling American?? I am Australian and so is another >who posted in today's list. Another Australian posts the service >details of a Sydney Church and yet another posts from a South African >Church. Colin Mitchell and others are in the UK. Dig around; there >are many organists posting on both lists who are not in the USA. > >BTW the Organ Historic Trust of Australia holds its annual Conference >in Western Australia in 2004. Several unique organs will be visited. >If any organists from the USA or other countries are in Australia >next October pay us a visit!! You will be welcome. >Bob Elms. >Albany West Australia. > >    
(back) Subject: Re: mitchell in england From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2003 04:59:25 -0800 (PST)   Hello,   You called?   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK     --- BlueeyedBear@aol.com wrote: > is mr. mitchell in england online? i need to pick > his brain a bit regarding > widor.   __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? New Yahoo! Photos - easier uploading and sharing. http://photos.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: Re:AGO Bench Height From: <RMB10@aol.com> Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2003 08:09:20 EST   Regarding all the discussion about bench height, I felt I needed to add to =   the discussion. These days, most pipe organ builders are using adjustable =   benches as the standard, electronic builders are offering them as options. = A few years back, I consulted on an organ that was going to be built by Austin, = that ended up not coming to fruition because the donor family got mad at the = church and left the church after only giving the earnest deposit, and now the = church has gone to all contemporary music, so the organ chambers sit = empty......but that's another whole story. Anyway, the organist (at the time--now since retired) wanted a dog-leg bench, and the Austin rep gave me the run around = about it not being able to be adjustable, but that their regular (straight-leg) = bench was adjustable--it came that way standard. On the new organ for my = church, the bench will be adjustable. I didn't ask for it, that's just how they = come standard. The company has been building adjustable benches for 30 years = or m ore. I think an adjustable bench looks so much better than having a bench =   propped up on hymnals or old wooden blocks that a choir member cut off of = a 2x4, especially when the console is in plain sight of the congregation. In a = case where there are multiple organists, adjustable benches are the only = feesible way to go because during a service, one can't be switching out blocks or = hymnals underneath the bench. I know Moller built electrically adjustable benches =   from the mid 1980's--we had one at West End United Methodist in Nashville, = TN, and we had one at Calvary Church, Charlotte. The ultimate in convenience. =   As to adjustable keydesks and such, I'm 6'2", so I don't have a problem on = a large console, because I can reach upper manuals without any problem. I = know that there have been some companies who have experimented with keyboard = frames that would adjust up and down so people with shorter arm spans could reach =   the coupler rail or the solo manual. I know it's good to have some = specific standards like the AGO has set up, but for people who are shorter, there = needs tobe some kind of provision made that they can adjust the console, rather = than building the console to a differing dimension.   What really bothers me, though, is when I go and play a "historic" replica =   instrument that has smaller than normal keys. For us organists who have = large hands, it makes playing a nightmare. I can easily span an 11th on a = regular AGO keyboard, but on some of the "historic" keyboards, I can hit 3 keys = with one finger. That's where some uniformity needs to come into play. Organs = built in Bach's day had smaller keyboards, but people 250 years ago were smaller =   than we are today. They didn't need keyboards for people with large hands = or pedal boards for people with big feet. I wish some of the more "boutique" =   builders would not get so historic with their replications of historic = instruments and at least make some provisions for us modern day organists.   Monty Bennett Friendship M.B. Church Charlotte, NC    
(back) Subject: Re: Blundering in .... From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2003 05:32:04 -0800 (PST)   Hello,   The last we heard, Dan was sloping off abroad somewhere, trying to convert the natives!   In any event, Wrexham is in Wales. (That's where they sing and used to dig for coal and slate)   I wonder if Dan knows that the "Welsh Office" in Cardiff (I forget what they call it now) has a lovely SPANISH SLATE roof? I think that organ in St.David's Hall has a foreign sounding name too.     It's a sign of the times Dan....the global village.   I would suggest to Dan that he regard his postings to Pipechat as a kind of mission....the poor things need help with the language!!!!!!!!   Xmas joke for ya's all......     How does Good King Wenceslas like his Pizzas?   (Answer below)     Regards,   Colin Mitchell (ENGLAND)       Answer: Deep and crisp and even.     --- gdeboer@bluemarble.net wrote: > The people in the Great White North sitting on top > of us always seem to be > forgotten.   > > D Quentin Bellamy wrote: > > > > >Oopsie.... > > >I landed on an all-American mailing list! > Piporg-l has gone that way too! > > >Time for me to disappear as quickly as I arrived!     __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? New Yahoo! Photos - easier uploading and sharing. http://photos.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: Re: Blundering in .... From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2003 10:26:58 -0500   I'm with John, but surprised that no one has mentioned that = generations-ago Son of Norway who is a British subject teaching music, English, etc., in Greece. Maestro Foss.   Alan   On 12/14/03 4:23 PM, "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> wrote:   > Now I am not an American, though I do live in the United States, and > there are several Brits, South Africans, Australians, New Zealanders, > and even South Americans who contribute regularly. Hang in there! > > John Speller > > D Quentin Bellamy wrote: > >> Oopsie.... >> I landed on an all-American mailing list! Piporg-l has gone that way = too! >> Time for me to disappear as quickly as I arrived! >>    
(back) Subject: Re: NJ Moller on EBAY From: "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu> Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2003 12:37:16 -0500   Dear Gang Agaion,   Thanks to Peter for this message. This is M=F6ller Opus 5734 of 1930, which the M=F6ller list shows as being installed in St. Michael=B9s Roman Catholic Church, PA with two manuals and 36 =B3registers.=B2 Glen Lyon is a small town on US Rt. 11 about half way between Wilkes-Barre and Berwick in Luzerne County PA. It would be interesting to know 1. The present situation with that church, and 2. How it got to Lynnhurst NJ. (Or is the firm selling it in Lynnhurst and the organ still in its location in Glenn Lyon?)=20   This would prompt the classic question of preservation versus tonal alterations, assuming that the action, chests, etc., are O.K. You just about KNOW what a 1930 M=F6ller sounds like, esp. when you look at the pictures of the stops. If we started from scratch, we=B9d hardly come up wit= h this stoplist! =20   But I agree with Peter: if only we could find this organ a home. Th= e starting bid is ridiculously cheap!!   On 12/14/03 9:09 PM, "Oboe32@aol.com" <Oboe32@aol.com> wrote:   > Hey Gang, >=20 > One of my HS students was cruising for guitars on EBAY and c= ame > across a Moller of about 20 ranks on Ebay. The organ is in NJ I believe, = and > it is being auctioned for a starting bid of 6K, with no bids on it. After > looking at some pictures and chest work, the organ looks to be in good > condition and has a nice facade. PLEASE someone bid on it and give this > instrument a new home! Here is the link: >=20 > http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3D2366688448&category=3D16= 219 >=20 > Best, >=20 > Peter Isherwood        
(back) Subject: birth year needed From: "Robert Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net> Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2003 07:14:27 -0600   Hi all.   I am playing Postlude Improvisation on "Il EstNe" by Michael Joseph this month. Assuming he is still alive does anyone know his year of birth? Anyone else out there playing this? Robert          
(back) Subject: Re: NJ Moller on EBAY From: "Paul R. Swank" <prswank@surfbest.net> Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2003 13:38:14 -0500   Hi Karl,   Where is there a Moller list? On the Internet?   I thought OHS had just awarded a grant to make up such a list.   Paul R. Swank Baltimore, MD.   At 12:37 PM 12/15/03, you wrote: >Dear Gang Agaion, > > Thanks to Peter for this message. This is M=F6ller Opus 5734 of= 1930,=20 > which the M=F6ller list shows as being installed in St. Michael=92s Roman= =20 > Catholic Church, PA with two manuals and 36 =93registers.=94 Glen Lyon= is a=20 > small town on US Rt. 11 about half way between Wilkes-Barre and Berwick=20 > in Luzerne County PA. It would be interesting to know 1. The present=20 > situation with that church, and 2. How it got to Lynnhurst NJ. (Or=20 > is the firm selling it in Lynnhurst and the organ still in its location=20 > in Glenn Lyon?) > > This would prompt the classic question of preservation versus tonal=20 > alterations, assuming that the action, chests, etc., are O.K. You just= =20 > about KNOW what a 1930 M=F6ller sounds like, esp. when you look at the=20 > pictures of the stops. If we started from scratch, we=92d hardly come up= =20 > with this stoplist! > > But I agree with Peter: if only we could find this organ a=20 > home. The starting bid is ridiculously cheap!! > >On 12/14/03 9:09 PM, "Oboe32@aol.com" <Oboe32@aol.com> wrote: > >Hey Gang, > > One of my HS students was cruising for guitars on EBAY and=20 > came across a Moller of about 20 ranks on Ebay. The organ is in NJ I=20 > believe, and it is being auctioned for a starting bid of 6K, with no bids= =20 > on it. After looking at some pictures and chest work, the organ looks to= =20 > be in good condition and has a nice facade. PLEASE someone bid on it and= =20 > give this instrument a new home! Here is the link: > ><http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3D2366688448&category= =3D16219>http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3D2366688448&cat= egory=3D16219=20 > > >Best, > >Peter Isherwood >    
(back) Subject: Felix Hell. Concert announcement. From: <Hell-Concerts@t-online.de> Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2003 19:38:26 +0100   Dear listmembers,   this is to announce Felix Hell's recital at Spivey Hall as follows:   Felix Hell Spivey Hall Morrow, GA December 21, 2003, 3 pm   If you are in the area, please consider to attend.   Sincerely,   Hans-Friedrich Hell   PROGRAM:   Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750) Concerto A Minor, BWV 593 - Allegro - Adagio - Allegro   Louis-Claude Daquin (1694-1772) Noel No. X, Grand Jeu et Duo   Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707) Choralfantasy on "Wie schoen leuchtet der Morgenstern=94 ( =93How brightly shines the morning star=94)   Felix Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911) Sonata No. 1 D Minor, op. 42 - Introduction et Allegro - Pastorale - Final   I NT E R M I S S I O N   Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750) "Gelobet seist du Jesu Christ" (=93All praise to You, eternal Lord=94 BWV 722, BWV 604, BWV 723   Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Fantasy F Minor, KV 608   Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) "Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen" (=93Lo, how a rose e=92er blooming=94   Franz Liszt (1811-1886) Fantasy und Fugue on "Ad Nos ad Salutarem Undam                 --            
(back) Subject: Re: birth year needed From: "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2003 13:53:29 -0500   Oh Robert - here it is, presented to you on a platter. Tell all your relatives that what you want for Christmas is a copy of John Henderson's massive and indispensible "Directory of Composers for Organ." Here is the URL to give them, and it can probably be delivered in time for Christmas: www.organsociety.org/ , and tell them to click on "Online Catalogue." = Search under Henderson - it's that simple.   In that book, you will find a rather nice biography of Michael A. Joseph, who appears to be alive and well and living (freely) in New Hampshire. He was born in 1955.   "Your piece" is listed there, so it has to be the same guy.   Good luck,   Malcolm   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Robert Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Monday, December 15, 2003 8:14 AM Subject: birth year needed     > Hi all. > > I am playing Postlude Improvisation on "Il EstNe" by Michael Joseph = this > month. Assuming he is still alive does anyone know his year of birth? > Anyone else out there playing this? Robert > >      
(back) Subject: Re: NJ Moller on EBAY From: "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu> Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2003 13:58:10 -0500   The list I have is a company publication that goes only up to 1930 but does include this instrument.   Karl     On 12/15/03 1:38 PM, "Paul R. Swank" <prswank@surfbest.net> wrote:   > Hi Karl, >=20 > Where is there a Moller list? On the Internet? >=20 > I thought OHS had just awarded a grant to make up such a list. >=20 > Paul R. Swank > Baltimore, MD. >=20 > At 12:37 PM 12/15/03, you wrote: >> Dear Gang Agaion, >>=20 >> Thanks to Peter for this message. This is M=F6ller Opus 5734 of 1930= , >> which the M=F6ller list shows as being installed in St. Michael=92s Roman >> Catholic Church, PA with two manuals and 36 =93registers.=94 Glen Lyon is = a >> small town on US Rt. 11 about half way between Wilkes-Barre and Berwick = in >> Luzerne County PA. It would be interesting to know 1. The present situ= ation >> with that church, and 2. How it got to Lynnhurst NJ. (Or is the firm >> selling it in Lynnhurst and the organ still in its location in Glenn Lyo= n?) >>=20 >> This would prompt the classic question of preservation versus tonal >> alterations, assuming that the action, chests, etc., are O.K. You just >> about KNOW what a 1930 M=F6ller sounds like, esp. when you look at the pic= tures >> of the stops. If we started from scratch, we=92d hardly come up with this >> stoplist! =20 >>=20 >> But I agree with Peter: if only we could find this organ a home. = The >> starting bid is ridiculously cheap!! >>=20 >> On 12/14/03 9:09 PM, "Oboe32@aol.com" <Oboe32@aol.com> wrote: >>=20 >> Hey Gang, >>=20 >> One of my HS students was cruising for guitars on EBAY and c= ame >> across a Moller of about 20 ranks on Ebay. The organ is in NJ I believe,= and >> it is being auctioned for a starting bid of 6K, with no bids on it. Afte= r >> looking at some pictures and chest work, the organ looks to be in good >> condition and has a nice facade. PLEASE someone bid on it and give this >> instrument a new home! Here is the link: >>=20 >> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3D2366688448&category=3D1= 6219 >> <http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&amp;item=3D2366688448&amp;c= atego >> ry=3D16219>=20 >>=20 >> Best, >>=20 >> Peter Isherwood >>=20 >=20        
(back) Subject: Moller From: <quilisma@cox.net> Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2003 11:09:37 -0800   I'm not quite sure how that all went ... I think initially Allen had the Moller papers; then they were donated (?) to the OHS Archives; THEN donations and grants were sought to catalog them.   With an opus list of well over 10,000 organs, and continuous production going back over a hundred years (except during WWII, when they made bomb-sights), the Moller papers are a VERY significant "chunk" of American organ history ... I seem to recall someone telling me it will be quite some time before they are generally accessible, due to the sheer mass of materials.   Cheers,   Bud   Paul R. Swank wrote:   > Hi Karl, > > Where is there a Moller list? On the Internet? > > I thought OHS had just awarded a grant to make up such a list. > > Paul R. Swank > Baltimore, MD. > > At 12:37 PM 12/15/03, you wrote: > >> Dear Gang Agaion, >> >> Thanks to Peter for this message. This is M=F6ller Opus 5734 of >> 1930, which the M=F6ller list shows as being installed in St. = Michael=92s >> Roman Catholic Church, PA with two manuals and 36 =93registers.=94 = Glen >> Lyon is a small town on US Rt. 11 about half way between Wilkes-Barre >> and Berwick in Luzerne County PA. It would be interesting to know 1. >> The present situation with that church, and 2. How it got to >> Lynnhurst NJ. (Or is the firm selling it in Lynnhurst and the organ >> still in its location in Glenn Lyon?) >> >> This would prompt the classic question of preservation versus >> tonal alterations, assuming that the action, chests, etc., are O.K. >> You just about KNOW what a 1930 M=F6ller sounds like, esp. when you = look >> at the pictures of the stops. If we started from scratch, we=92d = hardly >> come up with this stoplist! >> >> But I agree with Peter: if only we could find this organ a >> home. The starting bid is ridiculously cheap!! >> >> On 12/14/03 9:09 PM, "Oboe32@aol.com" <Oboe32@aol.com> wrote: >> >> Hey Gang, >> >> One of my HS students was cruising for guitars on >> EBAY and came across a Moller of about 20 ranks on Ebay. The organ >> is in NJ I believe, and it is being auctioned for a starting bid >> of 6K, with no bids on it. After looking at some pictures and >> chest work, the organ looks to be in good condition and has a nice >> facade. PLEASE someone bid on it and give this instrument a new >> home! Here is the link: >> >> = http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3D2366688448&category=3D= 16219 >> = <http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3D2366688448&category= =3D16219> >> >> >> Best, >> >> Peter Isherwood >>      
(back) Subject: The Moller on EBAY and the Moller Opus List From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2003 20:17:07 EST   The Moller opus list project is in the works, but I am positiv(e) that =   the researchers involved cannot, and will not, predict a completion and publication date. Some of the Moller records were destroyed in a fire, so filling in the =   "lost time episode" requires footwork, research, time, and documentation. "Registers" is a relatively meaningless term when it comes to pipe organs = from the first half of this century, and rarely gives an accurate idea of an instrument's actual resources, as this was a tactical term used by organ = companies to aggrandize the public perception of the instruments involved. It included practically anything controlled by a knob or tablet, so that an 18-rank = organ could be listed as having "37 registers." I have seen recently-published = monographs in which this was not taken into account, and one in which the dates of = the instruments were omitted!!! Those who are bidding on the organ on EBAY should understand that even = if the organ is, to their eyes and ears, the ultimate statement of the art of =   organbuilding, the six thousand dollar hammer price is just the beginning. = Even taking the leap of faith that the organ was just releathered and cleaned, = it may cost tens of thousands to dismantle, crate, move, possibly store, = re-erect, troubleshoot, and regulate the instrument in its new home, no matter how = many well-meaning volunteers are willing to be paid a wage of "cold pizza and a =   wonderful experience."   Sebastian M. Gluck New York City   ..  
(back) Subject: live chat on IRC From: <quilisma@cox.net> Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2003 17:33:44 -0800   9 p.m. US Eastern time, TONIGHT.   Directions: pipechat homepage.   Hope to see you there!   Cheers,   Bud   P.S. - Glenda, the menu tonight is shrimp and potato bisque with sherry, and fresh onion/sourdough bread <G>)