PipeChat Digest #3574 - Thursday, March 27, 2003
 
Re: registration aids - toe studs
  by "Margo Dillard" <dillardm@airmail.net>
RE: Felix Hell
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
Re: registration aids - toe studs
  by <Keys4bach@aol.com>
Re: registration aids - toe studs
  by "D. Keith Morgan" <aeolian_skinner@yahoo.com>
Re: Felix Hell
  by "Stephen Best" <sbest@borg.com>
RE: Felix Hell
  by "Mark Turnbull" <mark.turnbull@bbc.co.uk>
Re: Felix Hell
  by "Stanley Lowkis" <nstarfil@attbi.com>
RE: Felix Hell
  by "Bill Raty" <billious@billraty.com>
RE: Felix Hell
  by "Mark Turnbull" <mark.turnbull@bbc.co.uk>
Felix Hell's new 2-CD set
  by "William T. Van Pelt" <bill@organsociety.org>
Re: c 1926 EM Skinner Console
  by "Douglas A. Campbell" <dougcampbell@juno.com>
Festival Alleluia is a Fun piece
  by "John Jarvis" <jjarvis@attbi.com>
Re: Why not budget home instruments?
  by "Elizabeth Kutz" <flutepipe@sbcglobal.net>
 

(back) Subject: Re: registration aids - toe studs From: "Margo Dillard" <dillardm@airmail.net> Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2003 05:56:53 -0600   Nope - I'm both female and only 5'6" - and I can't find them without bending way over to look under the bottom keyboard or without groping around with my foot. The first one in the bottom row is not too bad, but after that, I find I have to feel my way counting them to make sure I have the right one - or feel my way up from a pedal note reference point - but either way - I agree, it takes too long to be helpful in almost every case.   I always figured just the opposite of what you thought - I figured they were more "visible" and accessible by taller people who sat farther back. I guess we all tend to assume people some other size use them more reliably - maybe no one can.....   the one toe stud that I can always get on our organ with no danger of getting the wrong one is the sfz reversible - because it is so far away from the rest - but they put it up so high, I have to twist a bit and kind of lean and generally get into a pretzel posture - so that I can practically kick the bottom of the lowest manual in order to reach it.   Margo   V. David Barton wrote:   >> >> >Interesting observation. Personally, I've never understood what good toe >studs are. Even though I'm relatively tall, at 6'2", there are quite a = few >men who are taller. I've yet to see an organ where I could find the toe >studs without having to *bend way over* to look for them, and that just >won't do, I'm afraid. If there isn't some better way of finding the one = you >want than I've yet discovered, they're perfectly useless, to me. Give me >thumb pistons, as many as possible, every time. > >[Perhaps toe studs were devised for the female organist, who on the whole = is >a LOT shorter than I am. <g>] > > > >      
(back) Subject: RE: Felix Hell From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2003 06:04:47 -0600   I do believe his most recent recording at the Newark Cathedral in November is the best - some serious organ music for serious organ fans.     Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com        
(back) Subject: Re: registration aids - toe studs From: <Keys4bach@aol.com> Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2003 07:18:56 EST     --part1_1cd.5f9cd51.2bb44630_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Re toe studs:   I have found that practice makes it easier to find without looking. However, a new(different) organ requires constant looking.   dale florida   --part1_1cd.5f9cd51.2bb44630_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML><FONT FACE=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SERIF" = FACE=3D3D"=3D Georgia Ref" LANG=3D3D"0">Re toe studs:<BR> <BR> I have found that practice makes it easier to find without looking.<BR> However, a new(different) organ requires constant looking.<BR> <BR> dale<BR> florida</FONT></HTML>   --part1_1cd.5f9cd51.2bb44630_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: registration aids - toe studs From: "D. Keith Morgan" <aeolian_skinner@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2003 05:10:11 -0800 (PST)   I think it's really funny to see the new organs built ala Virgil Fox with three rows of toe studs across the knee panel and extensions alongside the pedalboard almost to the bench. I recently played one such organ in which it was nearly impossible to hit one of the toe studs on the outside along the side of the pedalboard without hitting two of the pistons on the inside. They were not raised high enough.   We have become addicted to gadgets. I remember when I was in high school, that organists couldn't find enough cuss words in seven languages for Austin whose organs had almost as many general pistons as they had ranks.   D. Keith Morgan     --- Keys4bach@aol.com wrote: > Re toe studs: > > I have found that practice makes it easier to find > without looking. > However, a new(different) organ requires constant > looking. > > dale > florida >     __________________________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Platinum - Watch CBS' NCAA March Madness, live on your desktop! http://platinum.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Felix Hell From: "Stephen Best" <sbest@borg.com> Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2003 08:52:58 -0500   Don't forget his brand new ones -- a 2 CD set recorded live at a recital in Newark on the same Schantz. Worth the price for the Guilmant 1st and the Liszt Ad nosalone!   Steve Best in Utica, NY   Bill Raty wrote:   >Encouraged by rave reviews on this list I purchased the 3 >recordings by Felix Hell. They arrived in the mail today. > >I have to say the CDs are worth the money, and then some. > >I was most impressed and touched by the interpretation of "O >Mensch, bewein' dein' Sunde gross", in memorial to Virgil Fox, >played on the Schantz. I've always loved this lenten chorale >setting by Bach, but felt elevated by the unique way Mr. Hell >played the piece. It seemed like he was able to paint a >picture looking past the renunciation of sins thru to the joy >bestowed upon us by the atonement thru the passion. >Beautiful!, beautiful!, beautiful!. > >This is true artistry and genius: to take something familiar >and though it is already exquisitely beautiful, expose >something heretofore unseen and unheard. Breathtaking. > >Thank you!, Mr. Hell. Thank you! > >-Bill > >=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D > > >"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: Felix Hell From: "Mark Turnbull" <mark.turnbull@bbc.co.uk> Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2003 15:02:03 -0000   hello where can you buy the felix hell stuff please? mark.turnbull@bbc.co.uk   Mark Turnbull Presenter - The Turnbull Treatment 12 - 2PM weekdays on BBC Radio = Cleveland. 01642 340660   Take a Tour Round BBC Tees Website! For the latest sport, news, travel and weather for Teesside, North = Yorkshire and County Durham. www.bbc.co.uk/tees   And look out for the BBC Bus coming to a street near you around the Tees Valley ...       > -----Original Message----- > From: Stephen Best [SMTP:sbest@borg.com] > Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2003 1:53 PM > To: PipeChat > Subject: Re: Felix Hell > > Don't forget his brand new ones -- a 2 CD set recorded live at a recital =   > in Newark on the same Schantz. Worth the price for the Guilmant 1st and =   > the Liszt Ad nosalone! > > Steve Best in Utica, NY > > Bill Raty wrote: > > >Encouraged by rave reviews on this list I purchased the 3 > >recordings by Felix Hell. They arrived in the mail today. > > > >I have to say the CDs are worth the money, and then some. > > > >I was most impressed and touched by the interpretation of "O > >Mensch, bewein' dein' Sunde gross", in memorial to Virgil Fox, > >played on the Schantz. I've always loved this lenten chorale > >setting by Bach, but felt elevated by the unique way Mr. Hell > >played the piece. It seemed like he was able to paint a > >picture looking past the renunciation of sins thru to the joy > >bestowed upon us by the atonement thru the passion. > >Beautiful!, beautiful!, beautiful!. > > > >This is true artistry and genius: to take something familiar > >and though it is already exquisitely beautiful, expose > >something heretofore unseen and unheard. Breathtaking. > > > >Thank you!, Mr. Hell. Thank you! > > > >-Bill > > > >=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D > > > > > >"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 > > > > > > > > > > > > > > "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 >     BBCi at http://www.bbc.co.uk/   This e-mail (and any attachments) is confidential and 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 communication will signify your consent to this.    
(back) Subject: Re: Felix Hell From: "Stanley Lowkis" <nstarfil@attbi.com> Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2003 10:44:12 -0500       Mark Turnbull wrote: > > hello where can you buy the felix hell stuff please? > mark.turnbull@bbc.co.uk > > Mark Turnbull   http://www.felix-hell.com/shop/engshop.htm   The CDs are magnificent, almost as good as a live concert.   Stan    
(back) Subject: RE: Felix Hell From: "Bill Raty" <billious@billraty.com> Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2003 08:09:25 -0800 (PST)   Mark,   I'm in the US and I purchased my CDs at http://www.ohscatalog.org/ .   Happy hunting and listening!   Regards,   -Bill Raty --- Mark Turnbull <mark.turnbull@bbc.co.uk> wrote: > hello where can you buy the felix hell stuff please? > mark.turnbull@bbc.co.uk > > Mark Turnbull > Presenter - The Turnbull Treatment 12 - 2PM weekdays on BBC > Radio Cleveland. > 01642 340660 > > Take a Tour Round BBC Tees Website! > For the latest sport, news, travel and weather for Teesside, > North Yorkshire > and County Durham. www.bbc.co.uk/tees > > And look out for the BBC Bus coming to a street near you > around the Tees > Valley ... > > > > > -----Original Message----- > > From: Stephen Best [SMTP:sbest@borg.com] > > Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2003 1:53 PM > > To: PipeChat > > Subject: Re: Felix Hell > > > > Don't forget his brand new ones -- a 2 CD set recorded live > at a recital > > in Newark on the same Schantz. Worth the price for the > Guilmant 1st and > > the Liszt Ad nosalone! > > > > Steve Best in Utica, NY > > > > Bill Raty wrote: > > > > >Encouraged by rave reviews on this list I purchased the 3 > > >recordings by Felix Hell. They arrived in the mail today. > > > > > >I have to say the CDs are worth the money, and then some. > > > > > > >I was most impressed and touched by the interpretation of > "O > > >Mensch, bewein' dein' Sunde gross", in memorial to Virgil > Fox, > > >played on the Schantz. I've always loved this lenten > chorale > > >setting by Bach, but felt elevated by the unique way Mr. > Hell > > >played the piece. It seemed like he was able to paint a > > >picture looking past the renunciation of sins thru to the > joy > > >bestowed upon us by the atonement thru the passion. > > >Beautiful!, beautiful!, beautiful!. > > > > > >This is true artistry and genius: to take something > familiar > > >and though it is already exquisitely beautiful, expose > > >something heretofore unseen and unheard. Breathtaking. > > > > > >Thank you!, Mr. Hell. Thank you! > > > > > >-Bill > > > > > >=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D > > > > > > > > >"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 > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > "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 > > > > > BBCi at http://www.bbc.co.uk/ > > This e-mail (and any attachments) is confidential and 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 communication > will > signify your consent to this. > > > "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 >     =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D    
(back) Subject: RE: Felix Hell From: "Mark Turnbull" <mark.turnbull@bbc.co.uk> Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2003 16:26:22 -0000   thanks ever so much for that   Mark Turnbull Presenter - The Turnbull Treatment 12 - 2PM weekdays on BBC Radio Cleveland. 01642 340660   Take a Tour Round BBC Tees Website! For the latest sport, news, travel and weather for Teesside, North Yorkshir= e and County Durham. www.bbc.co.uk/tees   And look out for the BBC Bus coming to a street near you around the Tees Va= lley ...       > -----Original Message----- > From: Bill Raty [SMTP:billious@billraty.com] > Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2003 4:09 PM > To: PipeChat > Subject: RE: Felix Hell >=20 > Mark, >=20 > I'm in the US and I purchased my CDs at > http://www.ohscatalog.org/ . >=20 > Happy hunting and listening! >=20 > Regards, >=20 > -Bill Raty > --- Mark Turnbull <mark.turnbull@bbc.co.uk> wrote: > > hello where can you buy the felix hell stuff please? > > mark.turnbull@bbc.co.uk > >=20 > > Mark Turnbull > > Presenter - The Turnbull Treatment 12 - 2PM weekdays on BBC > > Radio Cleveland. > > 01642 340660 > >=20 > > Take a Tour Round BBC Tees Website! > > For the latest sport, news, travel and weather for Teesside, > > North Yorkshire > > and County Durham. www.bbc.co.uk/tees > >=20 > > And look out for the BBC Bus coming to a street near you > > around the Tees > > Valley ... > >=20 > >=20 > >=20 > > > -----Original Message----- > > > From: Stephen Best [SMTP:sbest@borg.com] > > > Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2003 1:53 PM > > > To: PipeChat > > > Subject: Re: Felix Hell > > >=20 > > > Don't forget his brand new ones -- a 2 CD set recorded live > > at a recital=20 > > > in Newark on the same Schantz. Worth the price for the > > Guilmant 1st and=20 > > > the Liszt Ad nosalone! > > >=20 > > > Steve Best in Utica, NY > > >=20 > > > Bill Raty wrote: > > >=20 > > > >Encouraged by rave reviews on this list I purchased the 3 > > > >recordings by Felix Hell. They arrived in the mail today. > > > > > > > >I have to say the CDs are worth the money, and then some.=20 > >=20 > > > > > > > >I was most impressed and touched by the interpretation of > > "O > > > >Mensch, bewein' dein' Sunde gross", in memorial to Virgil > > Fox, > > > >played on the Schantz. I've always loved this lenten > > chorale > > > >setting by Bach, but felt elevated by the unique way Mr. > > Hell > > > >played the piece. It seemed like he was able to paint a > > > >picture looking past the renunciation of sins thru to the > > joy > > > >bestowed upon us by the atonement thru the passion.=20 > > > >Beautiful!, beautiful!, beautiful!. > > > > > > > >This is true artistry and genius: to take something > > familiar > > > >and though it is already exquisitely beautiful, expose > > > >something heretofore unseen and unheard. Breathtaking. > > > > > > > >Thank you!, Mr. Hell. Thank you! > > > > > > > >-Bill > > > > > > > >=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D > > > > > > > > > > > >"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 > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > =20 > > > > > > >=20 > > >=20 > > >=20 > > > "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 > > >=20 > >=20 > >=20 > > BBCi at http://www.bbc.co.uk/ > >=20 > > This e-mail (and any attachments) is confidential and may > > contain=20 > > personal views which are not the views of the BBC unless > > specifically=20 > > stated. > > If you have received it in error, please delete it from your > > system, do=20 > > not use, copy or disclose the information in any way nor act > > in=20 > > reliance on it and notify the sender immediately. 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(back) Subject: Felix Hell's new 2-CD set From: "William T. Van Pelt" <bill@organsociety.org> Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2003 16:02:55 -0500   Felix Hell's new 2-CD set played on the 154-rank Schantz at Sacred Heart Basilica in Newark, New Jersey, is now available from OHS. It is the = first item on the opening page of the webstore. http://www.ohscatalog.org   This organ is the largest Schantz ever built, and it enjoys spectacular acoustics. Felix plays Dupre: Entree, Canzona, Sortie, op. 42; Bach: Passacaglia & Fugue in c minor, BWV 580; Franck: Chorale No. 2 in b minor; Guilmant: Sonata 1 in d minor, op. 42; Liszt: Ad nos.   Bill      
(back) Subject: Re: c 1926 EM Skinner Console From: "Douglas A. Campbell" <dougcampbell@juno.com> Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2003 09:58:28 -0500   Dear Roy,   St. James Episcopal Church, Skaneateles NY has an E. M. Skinner form 1927. It is currently being rebuilt by Trupiano of NY city. Westminster Presbyterian in Auburn, NY has a 3 manual E.M. Skinner from about the same period. The First Church, Christ Scientist, Syracuse, NY has a 3 manual E. M. Skinner, again of the same period   The First Congregational Church, in Binghamton, NY ha a 1933 AEOLIAN_ SKINNER that was designed, installed and personally finished by Ernest. The organist there is Searle Wright !     Douglas A. Campbell Skaneateles, NY     On Sat, 15 Mar 2003 12:32:31 -0600 Roy Redman <rredman@imagin.net> writes: > As you may know, we are to build a new console for the Temple Sinai, > New > Orleans, EM Skinner OP 622, 1926. We have not been able to find > any > definite information about the fate or details of the original > console. > Lacking that, can any of you tell me the location of other three > manual > EM Skinner consoles from this period? > Many Thanks for your help!! > Roy Redman > > > "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 > > >   ________________________________________________________________ Sign Up for Juno Platinum Internet Access Today Only $9.95 per month! Visit www.juno.com  
(back) Subject: Festival Alleluia is a Fun piece From: "John Jarvis" <jjarvis@attbi.com> Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2003 15:15:17 -0800   I came across a Dan Miller arrangement of "All Creatures of Our God and King" (LASST UNS ERFREUEN) that he has entitled "Festival Alleluia". The copyright date is from the early 1990's and I only learned of this piece a couple of weeks ago. It was well received for a Prelude this past Sunday.   I am always on the lookout for nice upbeat arrangements of hymn tunes for use in contemporary worship settings. So pass along any that you all have come across.    
(back) Subject: Re: Why not budget home instruments? From: "Elizabeth Kutz" <flutepipe@sbcglobal.net> Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2003 18:34:08 -0600   Listers:   I have just found a organ tech that will help me install and repair my Baldwin 640 C that is in the DFW, TX area. Maybe I can keep this organ a going for a few years until I can afford a new or recently used organ. I just wanted everybody to know that I have a resolution to my problem and thanks for all the suggestions.   Elizabeth Kutz   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Elizabeth Kutz" <flutepipe@sbcglobal.net> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Sunday, March 16, 2003 6:44 PM Subject: Re: Why not budget home instruments?     > Bud: > You are right on. I just have not found an independent tech. I have learned > how to tune the Analog instruments and I have tech (with = schematics)manual > for the digital Baldwin. I just need to find that tech and that is the major > problem right now as it is like no one is independent or I do not know = the > right person in the Dallas- Ft. Worth, TX area. > > Thanks, > Elizabeth > ----- Original Message ----- > From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> > To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Sent: Sunday, March 16, 2003 5:26 PM > Subject: Re: Why not budget home instruments? > > > > You need to find an indie tech who likes to tinker ... I've been = blessed > > with several in San Diego, Orange County, AND LA ... and they've > > resurrected old Hammonds, Conns, Baldwins, Allens, etc. for me. > > > > Any tech attached to a music store is gonna want to sell you a new > > organ. > > > > Teach yourself to tune analog organs. I did; that was basically all = that > > was wrong with my old Conn. Old Conns and old Baldwins only had 12 > > generators ... one for all the Cs, one for all the Ds, etc. ... the = big > > Conns had 24, I think ... one set for the Tibia unit and another for > > everything else. > > > > Canned air (NOT WD-40) can do WONDERS for key contacts. > > > > Out of print tech manuals are available from someplace, but I don't > > remember the name ... surely somebody on this list will. > > > > "No parts" is a red herring, sometimes ... most of the stuff that DIES > > in those old organs can be had at RadShack, or be cannibalized off > > another organ. > > > > It never hurts to rattle the FACTORY'S cage, if the company is still = in > > business. THEY don't like unsatisfied customers (grin). > > > > I had to deal with all of this out of NECESSITY because I played in = poor > > churches that didn't have any MONEY (grin). > > > > Keep an eye on Organ Clearing House for a 2-3-rank Moller Artiste, = Wicks > > whatever, Kilgen Petite Ensemble, Kimball, etc. ... if one turns up > > CLOSE to you, it might be within your price range if you have the = space, > > and some volunteer labor to do the scut work, like packing the pipes = and > > taking down the cabinet. Let an organ-builder do the rest (grin). > > > > Cheers, > > > > Bud > > > > Elizabeth Kutz wrote: > > > > > > This post resounds with me at the moment. I am a multiple = instrument > > > player: piano, organ, flute, piccolo and oboe. I had a Conn that = did > sound > > > awful, but I could work on my playing techique at home, which is = very > > > important to me. I tried several electronic organ techs and no one = was > able > > > to work on it, in fact when I would leave a message with the information > of > > > the organ being a Conn (ago pedalboard), often the message would not be > > > answered. I recently bought a Baldwin640 with AGO specs at the "right" > > > price that is digital, and guess what! I am getting the same = messages > when I > > > call techs. "I cannot get parts" "This organ is not built anymore, = so I > do > > > not work on that brand". Well, I do know a place where a tech can = get > > > parts, but that does not make a difference. I can not afford to purchase > a > > > 30 thousand dollar organ- believe me I would like to. Everyone knows > what > > > most organists get paid and it is not even enough to support = yourself. > In > > > every other instrument that I own, they grow in value. The = electronic > organ > > > is about the same as a car as it drives off the sales lot -it loses > value, > > > also, with my other instruments I can always get repair service, = even > with > > > my professional flute, that is about 50 years old. Besides sound, = this > is > > > the thing that I hate about the electronic organ world. If an organ = is > off > > > warranty, just buy another! For us without unlimited funds (most > organists) > > > we are left in the wind to fend for our selves. > > > > > > I have had to move several times across the US due to my husband's job. > Try > > > to find a church to practice at in order to start auditioning at the new > > > location. That is almost an impossibility - I have tried each time I > have > > > moved and gotten the same answers "This organ is very expensive, and > only > > > the organist can play on it" "It is inconvient for the secretary to let > you > > > in", etc. I have a Masters in organ performance and that does not = seem > to > > > make a difference. I just want an organ to practice on that is AGO spec. > > > that makes a sound- but if you do not have 30 thousand dollars, = forget > it. > > > There has to be a better way. > > > > > > Elizabeth Kutz MM, CAGO > > > > > > "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 > > > > > > > > "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 > >