PipeChat Digest #3834 - Monday, July 28, 2003
 
Re: "orphaned" Allen Cavaille-Coll concept organ
  by <Keys4bach@aol.com>
RE: Off to Edinburgh
  by "Mari" <mreive@tampabay.rr.com>
Allen or Rodgers?
  by "Patrick Kujawa" <pkujawa@baystar.com>
Re: Allen or Rodgers?
  by "V. David Barton" <vdbarton@erols.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: "orphaned" Allen Cavaille-Coll concept organ From: <Keys4bach@aol.com> Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2003 06:35:54 EDT   Well,   They had to fix it first from the convention and then tried to sell it.   I think a church bought it but am not sure.   dale awaiting an answer in Florida    
(back) Subject: RE: Off to Edinburgh From: "Mari" <mreive@tampabay.rr.com> Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2003 07:53:59 -0400   I am very jealous. That is my former neck of the woods! To go from the Highlands with all its majestic scenery to flat Florida is quite a shock. Oh well. Have a wonderful time. Mari now at St Peter's Cathedral in Florida   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of Kenneth Potter Sent: Sunday, July 27, 2003 11:17 PM To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: Off to Edinburgh     We're off to Scotland tomorrow. After a week in a car in the Highlands and Skye, we'll be settling in in Edinburgh for two weeks from August 9 to August 23. We'll be reachable by e-mail if any listers want to meet up. To be recommended are the Festival Masses at Old St. Mary's. John Kitchen does some of the most sublime service playing on the planet. Hope to also catch some music at St. Mary's Cathedral (Simon Nimensky), and perhaps hear my favorite Edinburgh instrument at Greyfriars if they're doing anything. That chamade is real wakey, wakey material.   Work progresses on our new house. Chris and I are doing a complete restoration of a 1740 mill and miller's cottage. It was the former country home of Clement Heaton, the stained glass artist. His studio will be our new great room which will house my 1947 Moller Artiste in grand style with 11 foot ceilings and great acoustics. It also served for several years as the summer home of Jacob Lateiner, the pianist.   Ken   ===== ============================================================= Kenneth Potter, Organist/Director of Music St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Westchester Square, Bronx, NY 845/358-2528 <swell_shades@yahoo.com>, Austin Op. 2097 at: http://www.nycago.org/Organs/html/StPetersEpBronx.html Randolph Organ Company, curators =============================================================   __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! SiteBuilder - Free, easy-to-use web site design software http://sitebuilder.yahoo.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: Allen or Rodgers? From: "Patrick Kujawa" <pkujawa@baystar.com> Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2003 07:33:08 -0500   Dear friends,   Our church is planning on expanding our 2/30 1983 Wicks with either a = Rodgers Trillium 967 (3/73) or Allen Renaissance 3/80. The committee is pretty = split down the middle, and I am hoping that you all could help a bit with this.   If you had a choice, which would you pick and why? Has anyone had consistent service problems with either one? Any other comments or help?   Thanks!   Patrick        
(back) Subject: Re: Allen or Rodgers? From: "V. David Barton" <vdbarton@erols.com> Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2003 08:44:43 -0400   Patrick,   I have no idea where you are located, which makes advising you =3D difficult. Both organs have a lot to recommend them. However, with =3D both makes, all depends on the ability and integrity of the local =3D dealer. Sadly, all too many local dealers believe that their =3D responsibility begins and ends when they uncrate the instrument, plug it = =3D in, and connect the speakers. Many are unwilling to take the time to =3D voice them properly on-site, and/or lack the expertise to do so. In =3D that case, to get a good result, the customer would have to hire (at his = =3D own expense) an expert to come in and finish the voicing, a job which =3D should properly be done by the dealer and be included in the price of =3D the instrument.   I am sorry to have to say that, if you are located where I am (the =3D Baltimore/Washington DC area), I could not, in good conscience, =3D recommend EITHER organ, for the precise reason given above.   I would definitely ask the dealer for each model to supply a list of =3D recent customers, and I would not only visit their installations and =3D assess the success (or lack thereof) for myself, but would also ask the = =3D people who use it regularly what they've thought of the support they've = =3D received from the dealer who sold it to them.   There's no substitute for doing your homework.   Good luck,   Dave     ----- Original Message -----=3D20 From: Patrick Kujawa=3D20 To: PipeChat=3D20 Sent: Monday, July 28, 2003 8:33 AM Subject: Allen or Rodgers?     Dear friends,   =3D20   Our church is planning on expanding our 2/30 1983 Wicks with either a = =3D Rodgers Trillium 967 (3/73) or Allen Renaissance 3/80. The committee is = =3D pretty split down the middle, and I am hoping that you all could help a = =3D bit with this. =3D20   =3D20   If you had a choice, which would you pick and why?   Has anyone had consistent service problems with either one?   Any other comments or help?   =3D20   Thanks!   =3D20   Patrick   =3D20   =3D20