PipeChat Digest #3722 - Tuesday, June 3, 2003
 
blowers
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: What a list!
  by <RMaryman@aol.com>
Re: Opinions welcomed... (Long posting)
  by <BlueeyedBear@aol.com>
Re: Opinions welcomed... (Long posting)
  by <ProOrgo53@aol.com>
Re: Opinions welcomed... (Long posting)
  by "bnorth" <bnorth@intergate.ca>
Re: Opinions welcomed... (Long posting)
  by <ProOrgo53@aol.com>
Re: my old blower
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com>
RE: Opinions welcomed... (Long posting)
  by "Bill Sebring" <baircub@austin.rr.com>
Re: my old blower
  by "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca>
 

(back) Subject: blowers From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Tue, 03 Jun 2003 17:05:10 -0700   Reading Daniel's post, I had this charming vision of a Spencer blower salesman bouncing over the rutted roads of rural America and Canada in a Model A Ford, selling blowers to rural churches ... and the hesitance of the church boards ... "well, it's gonna cost a lot of MONEY to run an ENGINE; bellows-boy only costs a nickel a Sunday."   We tend to forget what a REVOLUTION electric blowing plants must have caused ... the organists could PRACTICE, anytime they LIKED, without having to hunt up (AND pay) a bellows-boy.   Bet there are some fun stories about all this, somewhere ... if they could be dug up. I remember one about Lynwood Farnum being reprimanded for practicing late at night at Emmanuel in Boston because the sexton had to run the pump to fill the tank in the bell-tower for the water-motor for the bellows (the action was battery-powered?), and the neighbors complained because the organ was so loud (chuckle).   Cheers,   Bud      
(back) Subject: Re: What a list! From: <RMaryman@aol.com> Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2003 20:09:46 EDT     --part1_11f.225ba62b.2c0e92ca_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 6/3/2003 12:42:53 AM Eastern Daylight Time, kealypaul@yahoo.com writes:     > I turn up my sound and click horse at > http://svt.se/hogafflahage/hogafflaHage_site/Kor/hestekor.swf > > >   Arent' they great????? a real quartet, ready to sing at the clik of a mouse!!!     almost as much fun as riding!!!     Rick in VA   --part1_11f.225ba62b.2c0e92ca_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML><FONT FACE=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3D2>In a message dated = 6/3/20=3D 03 12:42:53 AM Eastern Daylight Time, kealypaul@yahoo.com writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3D3DCITE style=3D3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-=3D LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">I turn up my sound and = clic=3D k horse at <BR>http://svt.se/hogafflahage/hogafflaHage_site/Kor/hestekor.swf <BR> <BR> <BR></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR> <BR>Arent' they great????? &nbsp;&nbsp;a real quartet, ready to sing at = the=3D20=3D clik of a mouse!!! <BR> <BR> <BR>almost as much fun as riding!!! <BR> <BR> <BR>Rick in VA</FONT></HTML>   --part1_11f.225ba62b.2c0e92ca_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Opinions welcomed... (Long posting) From: <BlueeyedBear@aol.com> Date: Tue, 03 Jun 2003 20:19:23 -0400   in short: you're better off.   reasons:   1. in their communication about the new services, they were either A. = lacking in vital information to the applicants, or B. dishonest.   2. judging from your assessment of the chosen facility, it doesn't sound = as though you could be very happy for very long even if you were chosen (i = couldn't either).   3. do you really want to work in a church that has proceeded in that = fashion? actions speak louder than words.   time to get the hell out of dodge, in my opinion.   scot  
(back) Subject: Re: Opinions welcomed... (Long posting) From: <ProOrgo53@aol.com> Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2003 20:32:40 EDT     --part1_179.1b31bd66.2c0e9828_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 6/3/2003 7:06:58 PM Central Daylight Time, bda@shaw.ca writes:   > The chosen sanctuary has less than > 1 minute when empty!   That's better than many/most Cathedrals!!   --part1_179.1b31bd66.2c0e9828_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML><FONT FACE=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3D3 FAMILY=3D3D"SERIF" = FACE=3D3D"=3D Times New Roman" LANG=3D3D"0">In a message dated 6/3/2003 7:06:58 PM = Central D=3D aylight Time, bda@shaw.ca writes:<BR> <BR> <BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3D3DCITE style=3D3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT=3D : 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px"></FONT><FONT = COLOR=3D3D"#000000"=3D style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" SIZE=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D3D"A=3D rial" LANG=3D3D"0">The chosen sanctuary has less than<BR> 1 minute when empty! </BLOCKQUOTE><BR> </FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" = SIZE=3D3D3=3D FAMILY=3D3D"SERIF" FACE=3D3D"Times New Roman" LANG=3D3D"0"><BR> That's better than many/most Cathedrals!!</FONT></HTML>   --part1_179.1b31bd66.2c0e9828_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Opinions welcomed... (Long posting) From: "bnorth" <bnorth@intergate.ca> Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2003 18:15:59 -0700         > Gentle ListFolk: > > I need some opinions to determine whether or not our Choir Director and > myself (organist) have been mis-treated or mislead.   Blair, I read you posting through several times and could feel your anger and frustration coming through the words. Change is difficult, especially when we think we are right and the others are wrong. If you look back at = the posting and description of the "winning" church, I wonder if you would really want to work there, the building, the organ, even if they replaced = it with a brand new "whatever" brand. (or pipes!!) You didn't mention the clergy, but I would think they would be down-sizing as well.   As difficult as it may be, put a smile on your face, carry on to the end with the pride you have shown in ur work speaking for you. Leave with a positive attitude and move on. A man with your talents is still needed in one of our worship communities. I dont where it comes from, but the expression that God closes a door, but opens a window has helped me = through problems in my life. I hope it will be for you too. I hope this doesnt = sound pompass, it isnt intended to, just some thought that I hope will help. Regards.........Bob    
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(Long posting) From: <ProOrgo53@aol.com> Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2003 21:33:05 EDT     --part1_7f.3812d106.2c0ea651_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"ISO-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable     Tuesday evening, June 3   Hello Blair,   As I write this, I do so with something of a heavy heart, sensing the=3D20 disappointment, frustration, hurt, anger, disbelief and sense of betrayal = wh=3D ich you=3D20 and those of your churches who hold you in esteem must all be feeling. = Sure=3D ly=3D20 some of the clergy or other staff must also be in a similar = predictament.=3D20   I probably have more questions, certainly, than answers, but I firmly = believ=3D e=3D20 that your last sentence is prophetic:=3DA0 "I'm sure, we'll all be faced = with=3D20=3D a=3D20 situation like this in the near future - if we haven't all = ready!"=3DA0=3D20   While I do not follow any particular evangelist, religious leader (living = or=3D =3D20 dead), or ascribe to any creed or religious movement, I do believe in = God's=3D20 Word, the Holy Bible and that we are, indeed, living in the last days of = thi=3D s=3D20 dispensation of time leading to the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.=3D20   I also believe that the Enemy knows this and is doing everything possible = to=3D =3D20 destroy as many lives, homes, institutions (including churches) and the = fait=3D h=3D20 and beliefs of as many disciples of Jesus as is possible and that none of = us=3D =3D20 are exempt from the trial. Hence, Christ told us to "pray always." Look up = a=3D nd=3D20 rejoice, knowing that the hour of our Lord is at hand and stand in holy = plac=3D es=3D20 and be ready.=3D20   In the US, the American Guild of Organists have local and national=3D20 Professional Concerns Committees to which the general membership can post = co=3D mplaint. I=3D20 do not know if the Canadian Guild has a similar Committee, but if so, you = co=3D uld=3D20 make immediate contact. To move on, however, seems healthier and happier.   If you and the team member you hoped to work along side are both members = of=3D20 the church denomination which has made this unfortunate decision, your = feeli=3D ngs=3D20 are likely moreover compounded.=3DA0=3D20   If the decision of the "principals" is final, it seems there is no = real=3D20 course of action to alter the outcome. "Pray for those who despitefully = use=3D20=3D you."=3DA0=3D20 To stand in holy places perhaps can also mean praying for Divine guidance = to=3D a=3D20 place which truly needs your outstanding, quality and devoted service = as=3D20 music ministers. Perhaps God is ready to open a new avenue of opportunity = in=3D which=3D20 you can be joyful and flourish - "leaving behind what is past."   I know that nearly all of my suggestions can come off sounding trite, = "easy=3D20 to say -- hard to do" and like a Bible-carrying madman.=3DA0 It is your = choice=3D how=3D20 you wish to interpret my suggestions.=3DA0=3D20   You have my encouragement, however, to share what I've written with = your=3D20 colleague. If possible, sit down together, share in prayer together, = asking=3D20=3D God's=3D20 guidance, protection and help.=3D20   I believe you will be caused to rejoice if you will follow this = admonition,=3D20 believing with faith in God's love, concern and care for your happiness = and=3D20 God's acceptance of your true intent to be of service to God's kingdom on = Ea=3D rth.   Three things are very apparent from what you shared:   1) The "principals" - those who made these decisions are clearly = intimidated=3D =3D20 by you. 2) The decision was, in part, based on how they could "get by" for the = least=3D =3D20 amount of money. 3)=3DA0 There was not clear and distinct honesty among all those who = shared in=3D =3D20 the responsibility of these decisions; this being the case, their efforts = ar=3D e=3D20 likely to be frustrated and fail.=3DA0 They may think that by combining = three=3D20 churches they will acquire the membership, attendance, income and = volunteeri=3D sm of=3D20 the combined forces. They will soon learn that their efforts will be met = wit=3D h=3D20 frustration because their actions, decisions and methods were not guided = by=3D20=3D the=3D20 Holy Spirit or the will of God.   Blessings in your future musical ministries and endeavors!   Dale Rider Independence, MO                   --part1_7f.3812d106.2c0ea651_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"ISO-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML><FONT FACE=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3D2 = FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D =3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0"><BR> </FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" = SIZE=3D3D3=3D FAMILY=3D3D"SERIF" FACE=3D3D"Times New Roman" LANG=3D3D"0">Tuesday = evening, June=3D20=3D 3<BR> <BR> Hello Blair,<BR> <BR> As I write this, I do so with something of a heavy heart, sensing the = disapp=3D ointment, frustration, hurt, anger, disbelief and sense of betrayal which = yo=3D u and those of your churches who hold you in esteem must all be = feeling.&nbs=3D p; Surely some of the clergy or other staff must also be in a similar = predic=3D tament. <BR> <BR> I probably have more questions, certainly, than answers, but I firmly = believ=3D e that your last sentence is prophetic:=3DA0 <B><I>"</FONT><FONT = COLOR=3D3D"#00=3D 0000" style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" SIZE=3D3D2 = FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D =3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0">I'm sure, we'll all be faced with a situation = like thi=3D s in the near future - if we haven't all ready!"=3DA0</B> </I><BR> <BR> While I do not follow any particular evangelist, religious leader (living = or=3D dead), or ascribe to any creed or religious movement, I do believe in = God's=3D Word, the Holy Bible and that we are, indeed, living in the last days of = th=3D is dispensation of time leading to the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. = <BR> <BR> I also believe that the Enemy knows this and is doing everything possible = to=3D destroy as many lives, homes, institutions (including churches) and the = fai=3D th and beliefs of as many disciples of Jesus as is possible and that none = of=3D us are exempt from the trial. Hence, Christ told us to "pray always." = Look=3D20=3D up and rejoice, knowing that the hour of our Lord is at hand and stand in = ho=3D ly places and be ready. <BR> <BR> In the US, the American Guild of Organists have local and national = Professio=3D nal Concerns Committees to which the general membership can post = complaint.=3D20=3D I do not know if the Canadian Guild has a similar Committee, but if so, = you=3D20=3D could make immediate contact. To move on, however, seems healthier and = happi=3D er.<BR> <BR> If you and the team member you hoped to work along side are both members = of=3D20=3D the church denomination which has made this unfortunate decision, your = feeli=3D ngs are likely moreover compounded.=3DA0 <BR> <BR> If the decision of the "principals" is final, it seems there is no real = cour=3D se of action to alter the outcome. "Pray for those who despitefully use = you.=3D "=3DA0 To stand in holy places perhaps can also mean praying for Divine = guidan=3D ce to a place which truly needs your outstanding, quality and devoted = servic=3D e as music ministers. Perhaps God is ready to open a new avenue of = opportuni=3D ty in which you can be joyful and flourish - "leaving behind what is = past."<=3D BR> <BR> I know that nearly all of my suggestions can come off sounding trite, = "easy=3D20=3D to say -- hard to do" and like a Bible-carrying madman.=3DA0 It is your = choice=3D how you wish to interpre<I>t </I>my suggestions.=3DA0 <BR> <BR> You have my encouragement, however, to share what I've written with your = col=3D league. If possible, sit down together, share in prayer together, asking = God=3D 's guidance, protection and help. <BR> <BR> I believe you will be caused to rejoice if you will follow this = admonition,=3D20=3D believing with faith in God's love, concern and care for your happiness = and=3D20=3D God's acceptance of your true intent to be of service to God's kingdom on = Ea=3D rth.<BR> <BR> Three things are very apparent from what you shared:<BR> <BR> 1) The "principals" - those who made these decisions are clearly = intimidated=3D by you.<BR> 2) The decision was, in part, based on how they could "get by" for the = least=3D amount of money.<BR> 3)=3DA0 There was not clear and distinct honesty among all those who = shared in=3D the responsibility of these decisions; this being the case, their efforts = a=3D re likely to be frustrated and fail.=3DA0 They may think that by combining thr=3D ee churches they will acquire the membership, attendance, income and = volunte=3D erism of the combined forces. They will soon learn that their efforts will = b=3D e met with frustration because their actions, decisions and methods were = not=3D guided by the Holy Spirit or the will of God.<BR> <BR> Blessings in your future musical ministries and endeavors!<BR> <BR> Dale Rider<BR> Independence, MO<BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> </FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" = SIZE=3D3D3=3D FAMILY=3D3D"SERIF" FACE=3D3D"Times New Roman" LANG=3D3D"0"><BR> <BR> </FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" style=3D3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" = SIZE=3D3D2=3D FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0"><BR> </FONT></HTML> --part1_7f.3812d106.2c0ea651_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: my old blower From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> Date: Tue, 03 Jun 2003 20:45:34 -0500   Daniel Hopkins wrote:   > Well , to give you all an idea of how old this one is > Well > on top of the motor is a ceramic junction plate with two poles on it, > the Blower was installed originally on my Pipe Organ when electricity > came to the church it was located in, the blower dates around 1910 > Well Im debating whether to get it overhauled or not, I do have a > good blower hooked up to the organ so wind is not to worry about, I > just wanted to try to get this other blower working as a backup . > Danielwh   My advice would be to get it overhauled. Old blowers like this need major work every 75 years or so, sometimes including new bearings, but with new blowers you generally buy them and throw them away after twenty or thirty years. They don't make 'em like they used to!   John Speller    
(back) Subject: RE: Opinions welcomed... (Long posting) From: "Bill Sebring" <baircub@austin.rr.com> Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2003 20:58:32 -0500   Blair, I am so sorry to hear what happened to you...It is sad to see good talent wasted, in favor of the current flavor of the moment. What's even worse = is that this is classic church politics and bad management skills at work = here. The decision making processes involved to put it bluntly, is laughable. Yeah, fine, let's be penny wise and pound foolish...move a larger congregation into a smaller building, that is aesthetically lacking, dank and depressing, that will require money to retrofit and fix up, and with a sick organ to boot. How pathetic. Let me guess...the praise band = director comes from the church that everyones moving into. Again, it's nothing = more than politics as usual, and it's revolting.   No wonder my Dad preaches in a small historic church building, out in the middle of nowhere, actually in a small ranching community in the wilds of New Mexico. Music consists of an upright piano..and a full house is 50 people. He gets up in front of people, and he is a folksy, down home = story teller. He challenges your mind, your comfort zones, your prejudices...he makes you think twice, gives you something to chew on. He doesn't give = you bumper sticker answers, or the latest conservative christian schlock talk and us vs. them ideology. (in fact he's about as moderate a person as you can get.) Yeah maybe his style is not as popular, but people like him, trust him, and have opened their hearts to him and my mother both. He's smart without being pompous, he's patient, and he understands people and their fears...he deals with relationships and with being real and with = being human. I wish that was the more common message today, but it's not. In = any event, he loves what he does, and is enjoying it more now. It's the lack = of politics, the lack of an agenda setting church body...it's spiritual fellowship without the b.s. And my Dad likes the fact that he gets to = wear jeans to work. :-{)}   Blair it is sad that you have to end up being screwed over by church politics, and deplorable decision making skills, by church committe's = whose members I wouldn't trust any further than I could throw em.   May you and your choir director friend and colleague find your talents better used, at a better church. I feel for the congregation you're = leaving behind.   Bill   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of Blair Anderson Sent: Tuesday, June 03, 2003 7:02 PM To: PipeChat Subject: Opinions welcomed... (Long posting)     Gentle ListFolk:   I need some opinions to determine whether or not our Choir Director and myself (organist) have been mis-treated or mislead. I will do my absolute best to tell only the facts, the truth, and stay away from hearsay or gossip.   The background:   I am the organist in a suburban church in a moderately-sized city in a Canadian prairie city. It is a congregation of the United Church of = Canada. The city has less than one million people. Our church has a membership of some 450 families, a sanctuary that seats 525 when absolutely full, a bright, light sanctuary (built in 1948) and have always maintained a high standard of "traditional" worship and music over the years. Currently the choir has six paid soloists (2 S, 1 C, 1 T, 1 Bar, 1 B) and a twenty-year-old Allen 505 S which has been cascaded and sounds = particularly well in the space.   The Choir Director has many years of choral experience including a few = years as a choral scholar at St. John's College, Cambridge, has taught high = school music for nearly 30 years as well as church choirs, amateur and = professional choral groups, an adjudicator across Canada, and a lovely Bass soloist.   I have been playing the organ in United and Anglican churches since 1966 = and can play almost all genres of organ music including some of the more complicated Bach fugues and the Widor Toccata, etc. I am known for my service playing skills, hymn leadership, and choir and solo accompaniment. = I believe that organ music in church, for me, is a true calling and I express   myself through the organ as the spirit moves me.   There are three other United Church congregations in our area of the city that are in similar situations - falling attendance, reduced giving, and increased expenses. It was decided a year ago to merge the three congregations into one. One of the three buildings was too small and in great need of repair, so the decision was made to choose from only two of the three buildings. Unfortunately, the building chosen was not ours, but rather the smaller of the two sanctuaries (525 versus 430). The church chosen has an ancient three-manual Allen installed in 1954 at the rear in the balcony of the building. It is in desperate need of replacement. It hasn't been much of an issue in the past two years as the organist and = choir director were let go two years ago and the congregation has been = struggling along with the "praise band" model of musical worship, including words projected on the front wall, etc. They are of the firm belief, at least = some members of the congregation, that this form of worship is the future.   As part of the amalgamation, each musician on the staffs of the three churches were given their notice on February 1st of this year. The amalgamation is to take place on July 1st this year. So, there was a team music ministry from our church, an organist/choir director from another church and the contemporary worship leader from the church chosen.   When the Job Descriptions were presented to the staff members, there were two positions to fill: Choir Director/Organist and Contemporary Music Co-ordinator/Accompanist. The descriptions clearly delineated a difference between the two worship styles as the "new" amalgamated congregation is to meet all together at 10:00 for 15 or 20 minutes of worship and then split into three "tracks": traditional, contemporary, and children. There was no indication that there would be any blending of services now or in the future. Older people, who are, face it, the best givers and stewards in = the church, were extremely happy that they were finally able to worship in a "traditional" manner without the pressure of turning congregants off who wanted a "contemporary" style. In short, attempting to be all things to = all people.   The Choir Director and myself discussed whether we should apply or not as = we are both staunchly traditional and really are of an age and experience = that we don't want to have to deal with praise band or "contemporary" worship music styles. We don't want a microphone used for anything but speaking - something that we were completely able to achieve in our current, but soon-to-be-shut sanctuary. The new sanctuary needs a new organ (we were willing to move the organ from our church there and install it = temporarily, but clearly a new instrument would be needed as soon as possible). The = choir needs to move from the rear of the church to the front - extensive alterations need to be made to accommodate the choir and organ console at the front of the sanctuary. The chosen church is wider, shorter, and has a roof that is really like a large inverted bathtub. Our sanctuary has a pleasant 2 - 3 second acoustic when full. The chosen sanctuary has less = than 1 minute when empty! Our sanctuary is cheery, light, bright with tall = light coloured glass windows on three sides. The chosen church has small dark coloured glass windows at chest level on two sides. There are no windows above your shoulders. It's dark at any time of the day, even with the lighting fully on.   We decided to apply and to ensure that we spoke, at length, to the principals of the "traditional" service and use the Job Description as the basis for our answers. We were interviewed individually as that was what = was requested. I had applied with the understanding that I was eminently qualified for the single position, but that we wanted to work together as = a team.   The positions' salaries were $CDN3,000.00 apart - the "contemporary" music leader was paid the higher salary.   Everyone in our church agreed that we were the best suited for the position - the best qualified, the most experienced, and the most personable.   Both of us left the (separate) interviews feeling we did well and were confident that we were successful in our application.   Guess what? We weren't. The position was given to the Choir Director/Organist of the smallest church with the smallest organ, with the smallest choir, with the least experience and ability. We were told that = we weren't flexible enough for the "blended" services that they intended to have in the new church - of which we were absolutely not aware!   We are gobsmacked! We are disappointed, confused, angry, disheartened, upset, spiritually broken, and in need of some opinions and suggestions. I will reply to anyone off-list if you wish further clarification or information.   I apologize profusely for the extreme length of this posting, but you can, I'm sure, understand why it had to be of such a length. I believe this discussion to be pertinent as, I'm sure, we'll all be faced with a = situation like this in the near future - if we haven't all ready!   CHEERS! Blair...   _________________________________________ "Two enemies are just two potential friends who don't yet know each = other."     "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 old blower From: "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca> Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2003 22:59:00 -0300   Yeah, just to think of the era that the one in Question was made, makes = you wonder what the day was like back then. must have been pretty exciting to think Happy occasions, sad occasions, the wars casualties. It went through alot of events The Organ 1881 built, Installed 1896 the height of the Victorian Era. Imagine the clothing, the excitement of its dedication, No doubt the whole community attended this event.Imagine the excitement the bellow boys had to pump this organ for the first time for such an event. Imagine the ceremony and food that followed, I wonder what they had. Must have been a fun time , Wish I could have been there the blower was installed around 1910, probly by that time the bellow boys were glad   Danielwh E.P. Biggs fellow 2000 Bellow Boy at Welesley College recital for Margeret Irwin- Brandon