PipeChat Digest #4158 - Tuesday, December 16, 2003
 
Re: The Moller on EBAY and the Moller Opus List
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com>
Re: Blundering in ....
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com>
widor's gothic
  by <BlueeyedBear@aol.com>
smaller/historic keys
  by "terry hicks" <Terrick@webtv.net>
Summer Masters in Perf/Conducting
  by <Oboe32@aol.com>
tunning knife
  by "Gary Black" <gblack@ocslink.com>
Re: tunning knife
  by "leora holcomb" <leh637@yahoo.com>
Re: tunning knife
  by "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@earthlink.net>
Re: Blundering in ....
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
RE: Felix Hell. Concert announcement.
  by "Mark Turnbull" <mark.turnbull@bbc.co.uk>
 

(back) Subject: Re: The Moller on EBAY and the Moller Opus List From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2003 20:21:34 -0600     ----- Original Message ----- From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> To: <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Monday, December 15, 2003 7:17 PM Subject: The Moller on EBAY and the Moller Opus List     > Some of the Moller records were destroyed in a fire, so filling in = the > "lost time episode" requires footwork, research, time, and = documentation.   Even then the opus list would not be complete. A couple of years ago we = at Quimby Pipe Organs restored an 1894 Moller for All Saints' Anglican Church in Tulsa, OK. The instrument has a silver nameplate saying M. P. Moller, Inc., Hagerstown, Maryland which is obviously original. Inside the reservoir is signed "Moller Organ Co., Hagerstown, Maryland, November = 1894" (curiously the original name of the firm before they went bankrupt and reconstituted some years previously.) Some of the pipework is signed by = the voicer, "M. P. Moller" in a very familiar script (he voiced his own instruments in those days), so there is not much doubt that the organ is a Moller. (How many other organs do you know that were actually signed by = M. P. Moller himself?) The organ was originally in Columbus, OH, and opus number ought to be something about No. 120, but the instrument is not to = be found on the list. Some parts say "#6" which leads us to believe that it = may have been Model 6 in some catalog that is no longer extant, but that = cannot have been its opus number. There may have been other instruments like = this that simply don't have an opus number.   John Speller    
(back) Subject: Re: Blundering in .... From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2003 20:50:00 -0600     ----- Original Message ----- From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Monday, December 15, 2003 7:32 AM Subject: Re: Blundering in ....     > 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 knew Wrexham was in Wales since (1) It was on the Great Western Railway (also the Wrexham, Mold & Connah's Quay Railway, later the Great Central 1905 and later still the L.N.E.R. 1923; it may even have been on the L.N.W.R. too -- I forget -- only the GWR matters anyway) and (2) my = maternal grandfather came from North Wales. His was probably one of the most disfunctional families anywhere, although quite rich. They were all alcoholics but made their money running a chain of temperance hotels in Merseyside and North Wales. They never actually did any work, but left = all of that to their womenfolk. All of them were rather weak men who married very strong and competent women, and then left them to run their business interests, which they all did extremely well. The menfolk just sat = around, drank port, and discussed Plato. They were very much into Good Works, and Great Uncle Arthur once actually sang "'Twas Christmas Day in the = Workhouse" ON Christmas Day IN the Workhouse. (They weren't very much into tact.) = He later disappeared (in the early 1960's) and is believed to have committed suicide while under suspicion of having murdered his wife. The police hushed the whole thing up, showing how power and influence could still = work even in those days. Great Uncle Gwyn lived in Beaumaris on Anglesey, = where he kept a very pleasant household with his wife, at the same time as = siring numerous illegitimate children with his housekeeper. My grandfather was = an army man, whose main passion in life was killing foreigners. He falsified his age, escaped from Bangor University, and joined up at the first opportunity. He was an officer in the Royal Welch Fusiliers in World War = I and thought nothing of being seriously injured in the Battle of Gallipoli. He was also in World War II, but had rather more difficulty with this = since he was a great admirer of Hitler. Nevertheless, the war gave him a good opportunity to kill more foreigners and he was always content to abide by the rules and not to kill any foreigners who were on our side. Great = Uncle Gwilym was a banker who lived in Wrexham. He was the only sane member of the family.   John Speller    
(back) Subject: widor's gothic From: <BlueeyedBear@aol.com> Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2003 21:50:30 EST   hey folks, need some help regarding widor's gothic symphony. i'm playing = the andante sostenuto this sunday & i'd like to put some info in the bulletin about it so the congregation can relate. how does this mvmt relate to = christmas? i can't find the chant anywhere in it. can someone help me? thanks.   scot in seattle  
(back) Subject: smaller/historic keys From: "terry hicks" <Terrick@webtv.net> Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2003 22:22:37 -0600 (CST)   I remember Harold Vogel talking about research into the hand size of people at the time of the old instruments. They had discovered that though people were shorter, perhaps smaller, their hand size was not much different than ours.    
(back) Subject: Summer Masters in Perf/Conducting From: <Oboe32@aol.com> Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2003 23:46:10 EST   Hey Gang,   Some friends and I... those who are now counted among the graduated!! are looking into graduate programs. Many of us want to begin = teaching but begin masters study during the summers. Does anyone know of any either =   Performance (Organ) or Choral Conducting graduate programs that take place = over summers, so as to allow teaching? Any hints, thoughts, or links would be = great.   Best,   Peter Isherwood    
(back) Subject: tunning knife From: "Gary Black" <gblack@ocslink.com> Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2003 22:59:21 -0600   HI list, I have a question. I recently purchased, from OSI, a tuning = knife. What is the thin edge, the thicker edge and the end that has a slight = "hook" used for? It's a real nice and well balanced knife. Thanks, Gary      
(back) Subject: Re: tunning knife From: "leora holcomb" <leh637@yahoo.com> Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2003 21:03:23 -0800 (PST)   You hold it on the opposite end from the hook and you can reach down into = the mixtures or pipes too close together to tune that way, and also use = the hook to tune reeds. Lee   Gary Black <gblack@ocslink.com> wrote:HI list, I have a question. I = recently purchased, from OSI, a tuning knife. What is the thin edge, the thicker edge and the end that has a slight = "hook" used for? It's a real nice and well balanced knife. Thanks, Gary     "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         --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? New Yahoo! Photos - easier uploading and sharing  
(back) Subject: Re: tunning knife From: "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2003 23:25:10 -0600   Hi, Gary!   Quick answer: Generally, the thin edge is used to tap tuning slides 'up', =   the thick edge to tap them 'down'. The 'hook' end is useful for tuning wires on reed pipes. The width of the knife (from whatever side or end) = is useful for shading the top of the pipe first, in order to determine which way to go...<g>   Regards,   Tim Bovard (who didn't have to tune today, but has done enough already LAST week....and is certainly not done yet...<groan>)         At 10:59 PM 12/15/03 -0600, Gary asked: >HI list, I have a question. I recently purchased, from OSI, a tuning = knife. >What is the thin edge, the thicker edge and the end that has a slight = "hook" >used for? It's a real nice and well balanced knife. Thanks, Gary    
(back) Subject: Re: Blundering in .... From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2003 21:36:28 -0800 (PST)   Hello,   Absolutely delightful John!!   It reminded me (and I cannot think why) of that wonderful line in the rather saucy film "The Missionary".....   Maggie Smith (as an ex prostitute turned lady of the manor) turns to the old colonel, who is her husband and lord of the manor, as says, "We shan't talk about THAT dear."   The colonel replies, "It was only a bit of fun."   She then replies in acid tones, "Well the parents didn't think so!"   It left everything to the imagination, but said absolutely nothing....wonderfully eccentric.   The bit about temperence and alcoholism struck a chord with me. I had a very decisive grandfather, who liked a drink or two. Unfortunately, he was a leading light in the temperence movement!   One day, the local Methodist Minister took him aside and said, "Samuel, a grave matter has come to my attention. I believe that you take a drink on a Sunday after chapel. (Where grandfather was a Sunday School teacher) You have to search your soul Samuel, and decide between God's ways or the work of the devil.   Grandfather thought for a moment or two, and then put on his hat and coat, saying, "Well, I'd better be off then."   He never went to the chapel again!   Strangely enough, the organ world has some curious connections with the brewing trade; not least the fact that Courage Breweries, (with which I once held a management position) actually financed the wonderful T C Lewis organ building concern, and Michelle, of the firm Michelle & Thynne was related to the Courage family.The family home also contained a large organ which Dupre knew well, and I believe the family also bought the organs for Southwark Cathedral and Westminster Cathedral.   Mr Bass, of the rival company Bass Breweries Ltd., was the absolute opposite, for he abhored street music of any description. He was instrumental in getting the laws passed which banished street organs.   Of course, the story also goes, that when Dr Roy Massey was at Hereford cathedral, here in the UK, he started an organ fund to rebuild the magnificent Fr.Willis organ. His first port of call for a begging session, took him to the Charles Bulmer cider making factory. The organ fund lasted all of five minutes, when Mr Bulmer handed over a cheque to cover the entire cost!!   It is reported somewhere, that the Dean of the cathedral was, "pleased."   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK       --- "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> wrote: > > > I knew Wrexham was in Wales since (1) It was on the > Great Western Railway > (also the Wrexham, Mold & Connah's Quay Railway, > later the Great Central > 1905 and later still the L.N.E.R. 1923; it may even > have been on the > L.N.W.R. too -- I forget -- only the GWR matters > anyway) and (2) my maternal > grandfather came from North Wales.   __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? New Yahoo! Photos - easier uploading and sharing. http://photos.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: RE: Felix Hell. Concert announcement. From: "Mark Turnbull" <mark.turnbull@bbc.co.uk> Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2003 08:30:33 -0000   Hello has felix done anymore cd's. We'd love to hear them. Mark.turnbul= l@bbc.co.uk Thanks Ps when is he coming to england?   -----Original = Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] = On Behalf Of Hell-Concerts@t-online.de Sent: 15 December 2003 18:38 To= : PIPECHAT@PIPECHAT.ORG Subject: Felix Hell. Concert announcement.     = Dear listmembers,   this is to announce Felix Hell's recital at Spiv= ey Hall as follows:   Felix Hell Spivey Hall Morrow, GA December 21, = 2003, 3 pm   If you are in the area, please consider to attend.   Since= rely,   Hans-Friedrich Hell   PROGRAM:   Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 -= 1750) Concerto A Minor, BWV 593 - Allegro - Adagio - Allegro   Lou= is-Claude Daquin (1694-1772) Noel No. X, Grand Jeu et Duo   Dietrich Bu= xtehude (1637-1707) Choralfantasy on "Wie schoen leuchtet der Morgenster= n" ( "How brightly shines the morning star")   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 (16= 85 - 1750) "Gelobet seist du Jesu Christ" ("All praise to You, eternal L= ord" BWV 722, BWV 604, BWV 723   Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) F= antasy F Minor, KV 608   Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) "Es ist ein Ros' e= ntsprungen" ("Lo, how a rose e'er blooming"   Franz Liszt (1811-1886) F= antasy und Fugue on "Ad Nos ad Salutarem Undam                 --   =         "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/d= igital organs & related topics HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org List:= mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org=   Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org       BBCi at htt= p://www.bbc.co.uk/   This e-mail (and any attachments) is confidential a= nd may contain personal views which are not the views of the BBC unless = specifically stated. If you have received it in error, please delete it= from your system. Do not use, copy or disclose the information in any = way nor act in reliance on it and notify the sender immediately. Please = note that the BBC monitors e-mails sent or received. Further communica= tion will signify your consent to this.