PipeChat Digest #3656 - Tuesday, May 6, 2003
 
Re: Hello to everybody
  by "Austin David" <david.austin@kone.com>
Bach, meantone, sausage wrap, and Schmieder
  by <lindr@cch.com>
Re: Pehr Schiorlin - Swedish organ
  by <lindr@cch.com>
Re: Pehr Schiorlin - Swedish organ
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Achtung! BIS ist nicht Deutsch!!
  by <lindr@cch.com>
Re: Pehr Schiorlin - Swedish organ
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
Re: Achtung! BIS ist nicht Deutsch!!
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Outdoor Organs
  by "Shelley Culver" <sec_oboe2002@excite.com>
Felix Hell recital, Baltimore MD, 4-27-03
  by "V. David Barton" <vdbarton@erols.com>
Re: Outdoor Organs
  by "STRAIGHT" <STRAIGHT@infoblvd.net>
Re: Outdoor Organs
  by <OrganMD@aol.com>
Re: Outdoor Organs
  by "Shelley Culver" <sec_oboe2002@excite.com>
Re: Outdoor Organs
  by "Sand Lawn" <glawn@jam.rr.com>
Re: Attention! The BIS Record Sleeve ist  Deutsch!!
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: Outdoor Organs
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Outdoor Organs
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: Outdoor Organs
  by "Shelley Culver" <sec_oboe2002@excite.com>
Re: Outdoor Organs some more
  by "Shelley Culver" <sec_oboe2002@excite.com>
Re: Outdoor Organs
  by "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu>
Re: Outdoor Organs
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Hello to everybody From: "Austin David" <david.austin@kone.com> Date: Tue, 6 May 2003 14:21:29 +0200   This message is in MIME format. Since your mail reader does not understand this format, some or all of this message may not be legible.   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C313CA.05E45F00 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1"   Hello Colin Mitchell. There aren't any bells on the Organ at St John's, Rastrick, Brighouse = where I play. There are a couple of blanked-off places amongst the drawstops, so perhaps this function was removed during the renovations of 1983. The forceful swell tremulant, redolent of the cinema, remains. There are, of course, a couple of theatre organs in the area - Brighouse Ritz Ballroom and Elland Rex Cinema, but these are of the electronic variety. Give my regards to PCT when you see him next. Regards, David Austin   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C313CA.05E45F00 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <html xmlns:o=3D3D"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" =3D xmlns:w=3D3D"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:word" =3D xmlns=3D3D"http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40">   <head> <META HTTP-EQUIV=3D3D"Content-Type" CONTENT=3D3D"text/html; =3D charset=3D3Diso-8859-1">     <meta name=3D3DProgId content=3D3DWord.Document> <meta name=3D3DGenerator content=3D3D"Microsoft Word 9"> <meta name=3D3DOriginator content=3D3D"Microsoft Word 9"> <link rel=3D3DFile-List href=3D3D"cid:filelist.xml@01C313D2.57556520"> <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:DoNotRelyOnCSS/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:View> <w:Zoom>75</w:Zoom> <w:DocumentKind>DocumentEmail</w:DocumentKind> <w:EnvelopeVis/> </w:WordDocument> </xml><![endif]--> <style> <!-- /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-parent:""; margin:0mm; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";} p.MsoAutoSig, li.MsoAutoSig, div.MsoAutoSig {margin:0mm; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";} span.EmailStyle15 {mso-style-type:personal-compose; mso-ansi-font-size:11.0pt; mso-ascii-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-hansi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; color:blue;} @page Section1 {size:595.3pt 841.9pt; margin:72.0pt 90.0pt 72.0pt 90.0pt; mso-header-margin:35.4pt; mso-footer-margin:35.4pt; mso-paper-source:0;} div.Section1 {page:Section1;} --> </style> </head>   <body lang=3D3DEN-GB style=3D3D'tab-interval:36.0pt'>   <div class=3D3DSection1>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><span class=3D3DEmailStyle15><font size=3D3D2 =3D color=3D3Dblue face=3D3D"Times New Roman"><span style=3D3D'font-size:11.0pt'><span =3D style=3D3D'mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt'>Hello Colin =3D Mitchell.<o:p></o:p></span></span></font></span></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><span class=3D3DEmailStyle15><font size=3D3D2 =3D color=3D3Dblue face=3D3D"Times New Roman"><span style=3D3D'font-size:11.0pt'><![if =3D !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]></span><o:p></o:p></font></span></p>=3D=       <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><span class=3D3DEmailStyle15><font size=3D3D2 =3D color=3D3Dblue face=3D3D"Times New Roman"><span style=3D3D'font-size:11.0pt'><span =3D style=3D3D'mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt'>There aren&#8217;t any bells on the Organ at St John&#8217;s, =3D Rastrick, Brighouse where I play. There are a couple of blanked-off places amongst the =3D drawstops, so perhaps this function was removed during the renovations of 1983. =3D The forceful swell tremulant, redolent of the cinema, <span style=3D3D"mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp;</span>remains.<o:p></o:p></span></span></font></span></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><span class=3D3DEmailStyle15><font size=3D3D2 =3D color=3D3Dblue face=3D3D"Times New Roman"><span style=3D3D'font-size:11.0pt'><![if =3D !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]></span><o:p></o:p></font></span></p>=3D=       <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><span class=3D3DEmailStyle15><font size=3D3D2 =3D color=3D3Dblue face=3D3D"Times New Roman"><span style=3D3D'font-size:11.0pt'><span =3D style=3D3D'mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt'>There are, of course, a couple of theatre organs in the area =3D &#8211; Brighouse Ritz Ballroom and Elland Rex Cinema, but these are of the =3D electronic variety.<o:p></o:p></span></span></font></span></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><span class=3D3DEmailStyle15><font size=3D3D2 =3D color=3D3Dblue face=3D3D"Times New Roman"><span style=3D3D'font-size:11.0pt'><![if =3D !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]></span><o:p></o:p></font></span></p>=3D=       <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><span class=3D3DEmailStyle15><font size=3D3D2 =3D color=3D3Dblue face=3D3D"Times New Roman"><span style=3D3D'font-size:11.0pt'><span =3D style=3D3D'mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt'>Give my regards to PCT when you see him =3D next.<o:p></o:p></span></span></font></span></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><span class=3D3DEmailStyle15><font size=3D3D2 =3D color=3D3Dblue face=3D3D"Times New Roman"><span style=3D3D'font-size:11.0pt'><![if =3D !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]></span><o:p></o:p></font></span></p>=3D=       <p class=3D3DMsoAutoSig><!--[if supportFields]><span><font =3D color=3D3Dblue><span=3D20 style=3D3D'color:blue'><span =3D style=3D3D'mso-element:field-begin'></span><span=3D20 style=3D3D"mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp;</span>AUTOTEXTLIST \s = &quot;E-mail=3D20 Signature&quot; <span =3D style=3D3D'mso-element:field-separator'></span></span></font></span><![end= =3D if]--><font color=3D3Dblue><span =3D style=3D3D'color:blue'>Regards,<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoAutoSig><font size=3D3D2 color=3D3Dblue face=3D3D"Times = New =3D Roman"><span style=3D3D'font-size:11.0pt;color:blue'><![if =3D !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]></span></font><font color=3D3Dblue><span =3D style=3D3D'color:blue;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><= =3D /p>   <p class=3D3DMsoAutoSig><font size=3D3D2 color=3D3Dblue face=3D3D"Times = New =3D Roman"><span style=3D3D'font-size:11.0pt;color:blue'><span =3D style=3D3D'mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt'>David Austin<o:p></o:p></span></span></font></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoAutoSig><font size=3D3D2 color=3D3Dblue face=3D3D"Times = New =3D Roman"><span style=3D3D'font-size:11.0pt;color:blue'><![if =3D !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]></span></font><font color=3D3Dblue><span =3D style=3D3D'color:blue;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><= =3D /p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><!--[if supportFields]><span><font =3D color=3D3Dblue><span=3D20 style=3D3D'color:blue'><span =3D style=3D3D'mso-element:field-end'></span></span></font></span><![endif]-->= =3D <span><font color=3D3Dblue><span style=3D3D'color:blue'><![if =3D !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]></span></font><font color=3D3Dblue><span =3D style=3D3D'color:blue;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><= =3D /span></p>   </div>   </body>   </html>   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C313CA.05E45F00--  
(back) Subject: Bach, meantone, sausage wrap, and Schmieder From: <lindr@cch.com> Date: Tue, 6 May 2003 07:33:27 -0500             I find it troubulous that Bach's unparalleled youthful excursions, viz., Das Schlechttemperierte Klavier I und II were peremptorily seized from the attic by his envious and mean-spirited brother. They were briefly on the Braunschweiger black market but were yanked by Lowell Mason, who was displeased to find there were no chorale preludes therein. He tried to donate them to Forkel, Spitta, and Yale without success. My great-great-grandfather (who sang some excerpts from memory for Edison in tones so microtonal and at the same time quavery [and semi-quavery, it = must be admitted] that scholars have been unable to make sense of the muddle) inherited them in 1872, but no one has ever found the lock box that contains them. I have assigned BWV numbers to the 256 preludes and fugues just in case they show up one day.   RJ Lind     TubaMagna writes:     Just a couple of thoughts:   Das Wohltemperierte Klavier I Das Wohltemperierte Klavier II      
(back) Subject: Re: Pehr Schiorlin - Swedish organ From: <lindr@cch.com> Date: Tue, 6 May 2003 08:31:23 -0500             Colin, you don't mention composers on BIS LP-27, but BIS does has a 3-C= D set in which Engso plays a variety of music on old Swedish organs. I'll= cut and paste from their website:   |---------------+--------------------| | BIS-CD-123/125| Total playing time:| | | 197'46 | |---------------+--------------------|           OLD SWEDISH ORGANS. Music by Walther, J.S. & C.P.E. Bach, Ritter, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Brahms, Reger, Pr=E6torius, Buxtehude, Sivert, B= =F6hm, Zachow, Zipoli, Zellbell, Vogler, Krebs, van den Gheyn, van Beethoven, Hummel, Albrechtsberger, Pachelbel and Johnsen.     BIS also has a composer index that might reveal more about this particu= lar issue. Perhaps the contents of your LP are now available in this compilation. At one time BIS claimed that nothing of theirs would go ou= t of print, and perhaps this is still true!     Bob Lind     =      
(back) Subject: Re: Pehr Schiorlin - Swedish organ From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Tue, 6 May 2003 15:03:17 +0100 (BST)   Hello,   Many thanks for that.....it is a must buy for any serious student of organ matters; certainly from the historical point of view.   The vinyl I have features music by Bach, Vogler, Krebs and van den Gheyn, but just as importantly, the photographs and sleeve notes are a model of organ historical presentation.   I think BIS are a German company.   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK     --- lindr@cch.com wrote: > > > Colin, you don't mention composers on BIS LP-27, but > BIS does has a 3-CD > set in which Engso plays a variety of music on old > Swedish organs.   __________________________________________________ Yahoo! Plus For a better Internet experience http://www.yahoo.co.uk/btoffer  
(back) Subject: Achtung! BIS ist nicht Deutsch!! From: <lindr@cch.com> Date: Tue, 6 May 2003 09:41:26 -0500             Coming primarily from Swedish descendants, I must inform you proudly that BIS is a Swedish firm. For those of you who have an interest in Nordic organ music, consider composers Otto Olsson, Sjogren, Fryklof, Lindberg. Hans Fagius has recorded some fine examples of their work on BIS.   This is a great label, and while they feature a good deal of Scandinavian music, they reach out to interesting literature from all over the place. One could spend years exploring their out-of-the-way orchestral repertory that deserves to be widely known.   Bob Lind     Hello,   I think BIS are a German company.   Regards, Colin Mitchell UK              
(back) Subject: Re: Pehr Schiorlin - Swedish organ From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Tue, 6 May 2003 11:37:19 EDT   When I was 14, I played what I remember to be a substantial one-manual = organ in the Museum of National Antiquities in Stockholm, and I SEEM to recall = that it MAY have been by the same builder (although I recall a slightly = different spelling). Maybe one of our international Members or a recitalist who has also played this instrument has more than childhood recollections.   Sebastian M. Gluck New York City  
(back) Subject: Re: Achtung! BIS ist nicht Deutsch!! From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 06 May 2003 12:06:42 -0400   On 5/6/03 10:41 AM, "lindr@cch.com" <lindr@cch.com> wrote:   > Coming primarily from Swedish descendants,   Isn't it amazing what modern bio-science can do?               OH, ALAN! Don't be so picky!   Alan couldn't resist    
(back) Subject: Outdoor Organs From: "Shelley Culver" <sec_oboe2002@excite.com> Date: Tue, 6 May 2003 12:06:53 -0400 (EDT)       Hello, my Pipechat buddies! I hope everyone is having a good day!   Now I have a question for all you experts out there (and Eric says I = should ask you, so I think he doesn't know the answer either).   So I live in NYS, in Chautauqua County, near Chautauqua Institution. It's = a great place - I'm hoping some of you have been or have heard of it. = Anyways, it is home to the Massey Memorial Organ, which is the world's = largest outdoor organ. How does this work? Outdoor organs, I mean. In = Eric's words, "Ask them to discuss and explain how it could ever work, = Without being tuned every nine hours." So all you organ buffs...how does = it work without being tuned everytime you turn around?   Thanks all! Shelley           _______________________________________________ Join Excite! - http://www.excite.com The most personalized portal on the Web!  
(back) Subject: Felix Hell recital, Baltimore MD, 4-27-03 From: "V. David Barton" <vdbarton@erols.com> Date: Tue, 6 May 2003 13:16:03 -0400   Not wishing to try to outdo Malcolm, I nevertheless need to say a few = words about Felix Hell's recital at Grace United Methodist Church in Baltimore on Sunday, April 27th. This is the second time I've heard him play, but only the first in a little over 4 years. He was good before, = but oh my! how he's grown in stature as an artist in so few years.   Some of the things about the program which were especially worthy of = comment and praise:   A recital lasting over 2 hours is most unusual. For it to have held the audience's interest the entire time is even more unusual. Not many could have accomplished that, I'm sure.   Even more astonishing was that a 17-year old could have played BOTH of Liszt's *magna opera* (the P&F on B-A-C-H and the Fantasie & Fugue on "ad nos") in a single recital, and have kept folks on the edges of their seats for that long. That's an awful lot of Liszt for one program, even for one who loves both of the pieces as much as I do -- and I've known them for = over twice as long as Felix has been alive. It's inconceivable to me that = anyone else could have pulled off that particular feat.   Through it all, he managed to present an affable, friendly face to the audience, most of whom could easily have been his grandparents.   I would also like to know how in only four years' of residence in the USA he's managed so completely to shed the last trace of a German accent? I speak German tolerably well, and have done for over 40 years, but NOBODY would ever mistake me for a native-born German. It's amazing.   I wish him all the best in the years to come. I look forward to even greater things in the future -- and I'm certain I won't be disappointed!    
(back) Subject: Re: Outdoor Organs From: "STRAIGHT" <STRAIGHT@infoblvd.net> Date: Tue, 6 May 2003 14:21:20 -0400   Erie Organ Builders maintains that outdoor organ at Chautauqua, and = the fellow from Erie was just here a month or so ago for an estimate on = redoing our church organ. We asked him about that outside one, how it worked, and he said "very well!". It's in a bandshell, so sheltered, but right out in the open. He says that since it's open to the air, it stays in tune with itself quite well. The only real problems they've had are a few real heavy snowstorms that strain the roof structure. They just keep it shoveled = off. I don't know whether they have midwinter concerts, probably not. Sounds improbable, doesn't it? But there it sits. And here sat the = man who keeps it up------I think maybe they built it too, can't remember for sure----saying the only problem is snow on the roof!   Diane S. west of Hornell    
(back) Subject: Re: Outdoor Organs From: <OrganMD@aol.com> Date: Tue, 6 May 2003 14:59:01 EDT     --part1_1eb.828035c.2be95ff5_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Hi Shelley .........   Are you sure that this organ is larger than the organ in Balboa Park in = San Diego?   Curious minds want to know.   Bill   --part1_1eb.828035c.2be95ff5_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML><FONT FACE=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3D3 = FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D =3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0">Hi Shelley .........<BR> <BR> Are you sure that this organ is larger than the organ in Balboa Park in = San=3D20=3D Diego?<BR> <BR> Curious minds want to know.<BR> <BR> Bill</FONT></HTML>   --part1_1eb.828035c.2be95ff5_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Outdoor Organs From: "Shelley Culver" <sec_oboe2002@excite.com> Date: Tue, 6 May 2003 15:12:03 -0400 (EDT)         >>Are you sure that this organ is larger than the organ in Balboa Park in = San Diego?   Hm, well, I've never been there, so I can't say for sure. Websites say: "Chautauquans are treated daily to the sounds of the Massey Memorial = Organ, the largest outdoor pipe organ in the world" "... 5,640 pipes of the Massey Memorial Organ..." "...Chautauqua's own Massey Memorial Organ, the largest outdoor organ in = the world." (The last two are from Chautauqua's website...I assume they = must know what they're talking about."   The Balboa Park organ has 4,518 pipes. So yes, Chautauqua's is bigger. = Cool - I'm proud to be a Chautauquan!   Shelley   _______________________________________________ Join Excite! - http://www.excite.com The most personalized portal on the Web!  
(back) Subject: Re: Outdoor Organs From: "Sand Lawn" <glawn@jam.rr.com> Date: Tue, 6 May 2003 14:12:49 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0047_01C313D9.938B0B60 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   They organ at Chatauqua was originally built by the Warren Co., a =3D Canadian firm, in 1907. It was rebuilt and enlarged by Moller in the =3D 30's, and has ongoing care. It is now 4 manuals and eighty-nine ranks.   The Spreckles Organ in San Diego was built by Austin in 1915 and =3D enlarged by Austin in 1987. It is 4 manuals and seventy-two ranks.   Chatauqua wins.... LOL.   Sand ----- Original Message -----=3D20 Hi Shelley .........   Are you sure that this organ is larger than the organ in Balboa Park =3D in San Diego?   Curious minds want to know.   Bill ------=3D_NextPart_000_0047_01C313D9.938B0B60 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type content=3D3D"text/html; =3D charset=3D3Diso-8859-1"> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 6.00.2800.1106" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>They organ at Chatauqua was = originally =3D built by the=3D20 Warren Co., a Canadian firm, in 1907.&nbsp; It was rebuilt and enlarged = =3D by=3D20 Moller in the 30's, and has ongoing care.&nbsp; It is now 4 manuals = and=3D20 eighty-nine ranks.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>The Spreckles Organ in San Diego was = =3D built by=3D20 Austin in 1915 and enlarged by Austin in 1987.&nbsp; It is 4 manuals and = =3D   seventy-two ranks.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Chatauqua wins.... LOL.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Sand</FONT></DIV> <BLOCKQUOTE=3D20 style=3D3D"PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; =3D BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px"> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial">----- Original Message ----- =3D </DIV><FONT=3D20 face=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT lang=3D3D0 face=3D3DArial size=3D3D3 =3D FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF">Hi=3D20 Shelley .........<BR><BR>Are you sure that this organ is larger than =3D the organ=3D20 in Balboa Park in San Diego?<BR><BR>Curious minds want to=3D20 know.<BR><BR>Bill</FONT> </FONT></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0047_01C313D9.938B0B60--    
(back) Subject: Re: Attention! The BIS Record Sleeve ist Deutsch!! From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Tue, 6 May 2003 20:17:03 +0100 (BST)   Hello,   I just KNEW it was foreign!   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK (to the left of Europe I believe) --- PS: I wasn't totally wrong....the LP sleeve was printed in Germany. Next time I will put on my spectacles!!   lindr@cch.com wrote: > > > Coming primarily from Swedish descendants, I must > inform you proudly that > BIS is a Swedish firm. For those of you who have an > interest in Nordic > organ music, consider composers Otto Olsson, > Sjogren, Fryklof, Lindberg. > Hans Fagius has recorded some fine examples of their > work on BIS. > > This is a great label       __________________________________________________ Yahoo! Plus For a better Internet experience http://www.yahoo.co.uk/btoffer  
(back) Subject: Re: Outdoor Organs From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 06 May 2003 15:27:08 -0400   On 5/6/03 12:06 PM, "Shelley Culver" <sec_oboe2002@excite.com> wrote:   > how does it work without being tuned everytime you turn around?   Shelly: Wassamatta? You don't like to TUNE?   My suspicion: Outdoor pipe organs are actually indoors. The audience is outdoors. The structure in which it is housed is FILLED with the organ. The "front side" of the structure has a huge door (like an aeroplane = hanger, only even prettier) that opens when you want to play the thing.   Who's Eric?   And how big is this LARGEST example of the genre? The one in Balboa Park, San Diego, isn't exactly a spinet. It's right close to the zoo, and aimed toward the zoo. It puts the fear of God in them lions, I'll tell you! = (But they roar back at it anyway!)   Alan (yes, I've heard of Chautauqua, but haven't been there)    
(back) Subject: Re: Outdoor Organs From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Tue, 6 May 2003 20:27:58 +0100 (BST)   Hello,   Now coming from the UK, where we do not have ANY outdoor organs other than Band (Fair) Organs, I seem to recall once seeing a photograph of pipes with clamps, or grub screws or something to hold the tuning slides and reeds stationary.   Am I becoming enmeshed in a fantasy world, or do I recall correctly?   Expanding this a little more, has anyone heard that outdoor organ in the castle, somewhere in Germany?   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK   --- Shelley Culver <sec_oboe2002@excite.com> wrote: >   > ............Massey Memorial Organ, > which is the world's largest outdoor organ. > "Ask them to discuss and explain how it could ever > work, Without being tuned every nine hours." > >     __________________________________________________ Yahoo! Plus For a better Internet experience http://www.yahoo.co.uk/btoffer  
(back) Subject: Re: Outdoor Organs From: "Shelley Culver" <sec_oboe2002@excite.com> Date: Tue, 6 May 2003 15:30:06 -0400 (EDT)     >Chatauqua wins.... Well, I hate to don the New York is superior attitude, but...I think = it's called for. New York is the best. Go Chautauqua!   So knowing the specs is good. But why doesn't it go out of tune? Is it = because of the constant exposure to the air? Somewhat constant humidity = (and it's ALWAYS humid in the summer)? But it's cold there at night and = not during the day...doesn't this effect it?   Someone asked about winter concerts: the answer is no. Chautauqua is a = seasonal thing, for the most part - end of June to end of August. There = are some [rich] people who live up there all year round, but it's mostly a = summer deal. When I've performed in the Amphitheater where the organ is = for county band, which is usually the first weekend of June, the organ is = not even opened yet - there are wooden panals covering the pipes. And = anyways, I really don't want to sit in the open-air Amp in the middle of a = WNY winter - there isn't enough warm layers or hot cocoa for that to = happen!   Shelley   _______________________________________________ Join Excite! - http://www.excite.com The most personalized portal on the Web!  
(back) Subject: Re: Outdoor Organs some more From: "Shelley Culver" <sec_oboe2002@excite.com> Date: Tue, 6 May 2003 15:36:42 -0400 (EDT)       >Shelly: Wassamatta? You don't like to TUNE? Honey, I am an oboe player. I live to tune   Actually indoors? Hm. I wish I had a picture of this organ. I don't know. = What do other people say about that?   >Who's Eric? Eric, see how insignificant you really are? ;) Eric is a member of = pipechat. If you haven't met him, you should. He's very nice, as the rest = of you are :)   >(yes, I've heard of Chautauqua, but haven't been there) Do I smell a Pipechat field trip? I'd say you could stay at my house, = but my mom would flip out if I invited 524 people over! I'm serious though - if you ever want a really good vacation, you might = want to check it out. I think for all this PR I'm doing, I should get more = than minimum wage from Chautauqua...Hmmmm   Shell   _______________________________________________ Join Excite! - http://www.excite.com The most personalized portal on the Web!  
(back) Subject: Re: Outdoor Organs From: "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu> Date: Tue, 06 May 2003 15:42:49 -0500     > He says that since it's open to the air, it stays in tune with itself > quite well.   But don't reeds go out of tune at a different rate than flues?     Randy Runyon Music Director Zion Lutheran Church Hamilton, Ohio runyonr@muohio.edu      
(back) Subject: Re: Outdoor Organs From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Tue, 06 May 2003 13:03:14 -0700   At four manuals and 80-something stops, I believe it is ... although Balboa Park has had some stops added in recent years.   Cheers,   Bud   OrganMD@aol.com wrote: > > Hi Shelley ......... > > Are you sure that this organ is larger than the organ in Balboa Park > in San Diego? > > Curious minds want to know. > > Bill