PipeChat Digest #3773 - Sunday, June 29, 2003
 
St Paul's Cathedral London
  by "alantaylor" <alantaylor@v21mail.co.uk>
Albany AGO Regional
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
Re: Albany AGO Regional
  by "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com>
RE: Albany AGO Regional
  by "andrew meagher" <ameagher@stny.rr.com>
RE: Albany AGO Regional
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
I bought books
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: I bought books
  by "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz>
 

(back) Subject: St Paul's Cathedral London From: "alantaylor" <alantaylor@v21mail.co.uk> Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2003 14:22:35 +0100     I am afraid that this is not a temporary arrangement whilst the = restoration of the building proceeds.   I did have a conversation with one of the canons on Friday. He was quite unable to put any coherent idea about the change forward. The augment goes along the lines that they want everyone who comes into the Cathedral to = feel part of the service. How this is achieved, by depriving those who have = gone to the cathedral, with the express intention of attending the service, = from sitting in the quire, is not clear. Yes all the congregation will be = sitting together in the nave. So what? Yes all will be equally disturbed by the noisy tourists who continue to walk around the back of the cathedral = during the services. But, what does that achieve?   He said they wish to try this for 3 months. I said there was no need to = try it as most of the regulars have sat in the nave and have found this to be pointless. The choir is not clear of even audible from the nave. I also pointed out that this discs ion was being taken by a bunch of = people who rarely attend the service. Alan   Subject: RE: St Paul's Cathedral London From: "Stephen Barker" <steve@ststephenscanterbury.freeserve.co.uk> Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2003 17:35:53 +0100   I haven't heard anything about this yet, but I wonder whether it might be a temporary arrangement. At the moment St Paul's is undergoing millions of pounds worth of internal restoration - those of you who have seen it on the tv recently might have seen large covered scaffolding towers in the central area under the dome while they work in that area. I'm wondering if it won't actually be POSSIBLE to sit in the Quire because of restoration?   Steve Canterbury, UK        
(back) Subject: Albany AGO Regional From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2003 12:50:20 EDT   If any members of PipOrg-L or PipeChat are attending the Albany AGO Regional convention, please say hello, if you feel inclined to do so. I'll = be the goofy-looking guy mumbling incoherently about pipe organs.   Sebastian M. Gluck  
(back) Subject: Re: Albany AGO Regional From: "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com> Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2003 13:09:28 -0400   Hi Sebastian,   I will be there and will listen for some low pipe organ grumblings.   Cheers,   Bonnie Beth Derby Syracuse, New York orge@dreamscape.com     ----- Original Message ----- From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> To: <PIPORG-L@LISTSERV.ALBANY.EDU>; <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Saturday, June 28, 2003 12:50 PM Subject: Albany AGO Regional     > If any members of PipOrg-L or PipeChat are attending the Albany AGO > Regional convention, please say hello, if you feel inclined to do so. = I'll be the > goofy-looking guy mumbling incoherently about pipe organs. > > Sebastian M. Gluck > > "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: Albany AGO Regional From: "andrew meagher" <ameagher@stny.rr.com> Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2003 13:44:31 -0400   Sebastian,   I will be in Albany and look forward to meeting you.   Andrew Meagher First Congregational Church Norwich, NY   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of TubaMagna@aol.com Sent: Saturday, June 28, 2003 12:50 PM To: PIPORG-L@LISTSERV.ALBANY.EDU; pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: Albany AGO Regional     If any members of PipOrg-L or PipeChat are attending the Albany AGO Regional convention, please say hello, if you feel inclined to do so. I'll be the goofy-looking guy mumbling incoherently about pipe organs.   Sebastian M. Gluck   "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: Albany AGO Regional From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2003 18:35:07 -0500   That would describe about a third of the attendees!   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com     -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of TubaMagna@aol.com   If any members of PipOrg-L or PipeChat are attending the Albany AGO Regional convention, please say hello, if you feel inclined to do so. I'll be the goofy-looking guy mumbling incoherently about pipe organs.        
(back) Subject: I bought books From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 01:04:56 +0100 (BST)   Hello,   I've finally got hold of two increasingly rare books.   One is the well-known 'The modern British organ' by the Rev.Noel Bonavia-Hunt.   The other was previously unknown to me, but is a fascinating book entitled, 'Modern organ-building' by the authors, W & T Lewis who were based in Bristol in the UK.   One particular paragraph immediately caught my eye, and serves to remind us of just how far things have changed since 1956 when the book was first printed.   It reads, "Tracker actions are defective chiefly with regard to the extreme variability of resitance which they offer in control".   The book is particularly thorough and succinct at the same time, with quite detailed decriptions of various pneumatic and electro-pneumatic devices. Also, it quotes actual patents and some interesting bits of history, including the 'fact' that Schulze was the first person to introduce the harmonic-bridge into the UK.   Now a question....who were W & T Lewis, and were they related to T C Lewis in any way?   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: I bought books From: "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 17:05:22 +1200   >One is the well-known 'The modern British organ' by >the Rev.Noel Bonavia-Hunt.   I have a copy of this.   >The other was previously unknown to me, but is a >fascinating book entitled, 'Modern organ-building' by >the authors, W & T Lewis who were based in Bristol in >the UK.   >It reads, "Tracker actions are defective chiefly with >regard to the extreme variability of resitance which >they offer in control". >Now a question....who were W & T Lewis, and were they >related to T C Lewis in any way? > >Regards,   Colin,   There is absolutely no connection whatever between W&TLewis and TCLewis. Many years ago there was a big discussion about W&TLewis. As far as I understand it, they were a very small firm, and produced a small handful = of small, and exceedingly mediocre instruments. Some people deny they built anything at all. It is certain that many organbuilders I know, NZ as well = as UK-trained, would not regard them as accurate or to be taken seriously.   Bonavia-Hunt, the good clergymen, had some incredibly screw-ball ideas = about design, layout, and all the rest of it, though he did press for the = diapason ranks to be harmonially-rich. He has written several other books, all somewhat daft and not relating at all to what we do today. Read him, but don't try to live his wonky ideals.   Ross