PipeChat Digest #3644 - Friday, May 2, 2003
 
Re: Different pitches (Was: Hello All!)
  by "James R McFarland" <mcfarland6@juno.com>
Re: Either/Or Organs
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com>
Re: Either/Or Organs
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Fw: Re:Hello to everybody
  by "Peter Harrison" <peter@phmusic.co.uk>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Different pitches (Was: Hello All!) From: "James R McFarland" <mcfarland6@juno.com> Date: Thu, 1 May 2003 17:40:49 -0400     On Thu, 1 May 2003 14:23:38 -0700 (PDT) Bill Raty <billious@billraty.com> writes: > Mathematically speaking that looks like slightly over a whole > note flatter than A=3D440. > > I've also noted that some specifications specify the frequency > at a given air temperature, i.e. A=3Dx Hz at y degrees (choose > your unit of measure), and example would be A=3D440Hz at 75F. Do > you happen to know what the target temperature was for the > spec? > > Regards, > > -Bill > > --- Hell-Felix@t-online.de wrote: > > > > Hi Paul, you should try the Silbermann in Marmoutier, > > tuned at A=3D395 Hz. But, believe it or not, I felt > > very comfortable with Bach's G-Minor fantasy, the soud > > was much warmer...     Dear List:   It would be my suspicion that the piece sounded warmer because of the well-tempered tuning of the instrument.   http://panther.bsc.edu/~jhcook/OrgHist/history/hist019.htm   http://216.239.37.120/translate_c?hl=3Den&u=3Dhttp://perso.wanadoo.fr/eisen= be rg/orgues/marmouti.htm&prev=3D/search%3Fq%3DSilbermann%2BMarmoutier%26hl%3D=   en%26lr%3D%26ie%3DUTF-8%26oe%3DUTF-8%26sa%3DG   Jim           The choir always tittered and whispered all through the service. There was once a church choir that was not ill-bred, but I have forgotten where it was. - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer  
(back) Subject: Re: Either/Or Organs From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> Date: Thu, 1 May 2003 19:47:31 -0500     ----- Original Message ----- From: <Hell-Felix@t-online.de> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Thursday, May 01, 2003 10:58 AM Subject: Re: Either/Or Organs     > The German term for it is "Wechselschleifen". > As trackers do not have unifications (transmissions), > it is quite useful, if you can "borrow" the 8'-trumpet > from the pedaldivision, e.g., and use it on the great   This is not actually the case. There are quite a few tracker organs where borrowings take place. One of the most famous examples of this is the = Fisk organ at Stanford, where quite a few of the [Haupt]Werk stops are borrowed onto the Pedal. I also seem to remember that in the early nineteenth century J=FCrgen Marcussen built an organ in which the entire Positive division was borrowed from the Hauptwerk an octave higher. Such = borrowings are done by fitting two different sets of pallets, and a back check valve. There are quite a number of small tracker organs where the Great 8' = Trumpet and Great 8' Principal are borrowed onto the Pedal.There are also quite a few tracker organs where a pedal stop, for example a Subbass, is borrowed = at multiple pitches. Such a stop might play at 16, 8 and 4 ft. pitches. = Doing this requires a special windchest arranged so that low C, middle C and = high C are next to each other, and so on.   John Speller    
(back) Subject: Re: Either/Or Organs From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 01 May 2003 22:30:30 -0400   On 5/1/03 8:47 PM, "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> wrote:   > There are quite a few tracker organs where borrowings take place.   John: Our Walcker is a small 1990 example. See specs at = www.stlukesnyc.org   You'll read them far more intelligently than I, so I think you'll see what = I mean. (And Felix is playing it for a wedding on 7 June.)   Alan    
(back) Subject: Fw: Re:Hello to everybody From: "Peter Harrison" <peter@phmusic.co.uk> Date: Fri, 2 May 2003 07:25:46 +0100   Dear David,   Welcome to Pipechat. It's good to find a post such as your that has a = little more local relevance for me than many. Do tell us more about your organ, where it is located and any recital plans you may put together. If it's reasonably local, I'd hope to get along. Is it listed in the National Pipe Organ Register? There's a link to this from = the BIOS web page mentioned below.   I do travel some distance for certain organ events, sometimes in my role = as Membership Secretary of the British Institute of Organ Studies and at = other times in my professional mode as a sound engineer.     All best wishes, Peter   Peter M Harrison Director of Music, Emmanuel Church, Holcombe   & P H Music : 48 Moorfield : Edgworth Bolton : Lancs : BL7 0DH : GB fax: +44 (0)1204 853445 : tel: +44 (0)1204 853310 web: www.phmusic.co.uk   & Membership Secretary, British Institute of Organ Studies www.bios.org.uk   || || || ||| Subject: Hello to everybody ||| From: "Austin David" <david.austin@kone.com> ||| Date: Thu, 1 May 2003 11:56:08 +0200 ||| ||| Hello, I'm new to Pipechat. ||| ||| I am organist at a church in my local town in the north of England, ||| where there is a modified Peter Conacher ex-cinema organ installed ||| on a small loft above the south side of the choir. Despite (or, ||| dare one say, because of) its pedigree this relatively ...