PipeChat Digest #3668 - Sunday, May 11, 2003
 
Re: organ transplants
  by "John Foss" <harfo32@hotmail.com>
Veneto (x-post)
  by "Paul Opel" <popel@sover.net>
Re: San Diego...Oops!
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: San Diego...Oops!
  by "Eric McKirdy" <eric@jazzyeric.com>
Re: San Diego...Oops!
  by "Shelley Culver" <sec_oboe2002@excite.com>
Re: Lefse
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca>
Re: San Diego
  by "Jeremy Wance" <jwance@ou.edu>
Re: San Diego
  by "Jeremy Wance" <jwance@ou.edu>
Re: San Diego
  by "Jeremy Wance" <jwance@ou.edu>
Re: Lefse
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca>
Re: Lefse
  by "Steven Durham" <sdurham11@attbi.com>
Re: Lefse
  by "Shelley Culver" <sec_oboe2002@excite.com>
RE: Finding an Organ Tutor
  by <harryrussell@tiscali.co.uk>
Re: organ transplants
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: Who killed the Organ?
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
 

(back) Subject: Re: organ transplants From: "John Foss" <harfo32@hotmail.com> Date: Sun, 11 May 2003 09:11:29 +0000   As far as I remember, Len Rawle moved the 4 manual Wurlitzer from the = Empire Cinema, Leciester Square, London almost single handed and re-assembled it with great skill and care in his home in Northolt. I am sure he had some help, but if the job is approached in an organised way by someone who has the skill and the patience, be he dentist, insurance salesman, garage = owner or schoolmaster, large instruments can be saved. I fully sympathise with = the economics of the situation if you are a professional organ builder - this = is work which should only be undertaken under contract on a professional = basis - but many of the great English and Scottish Theatre organs have been = saved by amateurs. JF     www.johnfoss.gr   _________________________________________________________________ The new MSN 8: advanced junk mail protection and 2 months FREE* http://join.msn.com/?page=3Dfeatures/junkmail    
(back) Subject: Veneto (x-post) From: "Paul Opel" <popel@sover.net> Date: Sun, 11 May 2003 06:38:33 -0500   I seem to remember someone posting to one or the other list from Venice, Italy. I'm heading to Venice, Padua, and Verona next week, and would love to find a contact to do a little playing.   Paul Opel   http://www.sover.net/~popel/agomain.html      
(back) Subject: Re: San Diego...Oops! From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Sun, 11 May 2003 09:29:03 -0400   On 5/10/03 10:14 PM, "Shelley Culver" <sec_oboe2002@excite.com> wrote:   > Actually, can we blame this on Eric? He's the one who suggested I ask = you guys > about outdoor organs, which led to all of this. > Sure. Why not? What else is he good for?   (Eric, are you a Scandinavian, too?)   Alan    
(back) Subject: Re: San Diego...Oops! From: "Eric McKirdy" <eric@jazzyeric.com> Date: Sun, 11 May 2003 07:16:53 -0700   On 5/11/03 6:29 AM, Alan Freed said something about: > (Eric, are you a Scandinavian, too?)   Y'betcha. My tribe came from far-off Norway two generations ago, first settling in North Dakota/Minnesota, and ultimately here. (Don't let the = last name fool you-- my father handed me the Irish/Scottish ancestry.)   > Sure. Why not? What else is he good for?   I make the best lefse you've ever had.   Happy Mother's Day, to whom it may concern!   Eric -- I'm glad I was here to defend myself from Shelley's wrath this = time      
(back) Subject: Re: San Diego...Oops! From: "Shelley Culver" <sec_oboe2002@excite.com> Date: Sun, 11 May 2003 11:54:22 -0400 (EDT)     >I make the best lefse you've ever had.   Lefse? Eric, remind me to ask you what in the world that is!   >I'm glad I was here to defend myself from Shelley's wrath this time   Ahhhh, isn't it great to be loved? My wrath? Holy cow! Aren't you being = a bit dramatic?   Shelley           _______________________________________________ Join Excite! - http://www.excite.com The most personalized portal on the Web!  
(back) Subject: Re: Lefse From: "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca> Date: Sun, 11 May 2003 12:19:41 -0400   Shelley,   Lefse is a rather special Norwegian flat bread, made from Potatoes and = Flour.   Go to www.lefse.com for more information!   Bob Conway   At 11:54 AM 5/11/03 -0400, you wrote:   > >I make the best lefse you've ever had. > > Lefse? Eric, remind me to ask you what in the world that is! > > >I'm glad I was here to defend myself from Shelley's wrath this time > > Ahhhh, isn't it great to be loved? My wrath? Holy cow! Aren't you > being a bit dramatic? > >Shelley > > > > > > >_______________________________________________ >Join Excite! - http://www.excite.com >The most personalized portal on the Web! > >"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: San Diego From: "Jeremy Wance" <jwance@ou.edu> Date: Sun, 11 May 2003 10:33:30 -0500   Thank you for the information! I hate the fact that I only have one = Sunday in San Diego! I decided that it was best to go to St. Paul's, since I can then just stay in the Balboa Park area and catch the concert at the Spreckles Pavilion. I'd love the chance to hear the Fritts and the Blackington in Mission Valley! Maybe next time!   Thanks for your help! Jeremy jwance@ou.edu ICQ# 100983880 AIM: jeremywance MSN: eicheok@hotmail.com             ----- Original Message ----- From: "John & Fran Meyers" <jack-fran1@cox.net> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Friday, May 09, 2003 10:42 PM Subject: Re: San Diego     > Go to St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral on 6th Avenue. I think the = instrument > there is a four manual Aeolian Skinner. All the experts correct me or expand > on that for him. Fran > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Jeremy Wance" <jwance@ou.edu> > To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Sent: Friday, May 09, 2003 8:27 PM > Subject: San Diego > > > > Hi All! > > > > I have been in San Diego at a seminar for the past two weeks, during which > > time I only left the hotel *twice*! However, to make up for it I planned > > this weekend as free time to see the city and relax. Already spent = the > day > > at the Zoo, and plan to do Sea World tomorrow (please forgive my rank > > tourist-ness....but what the heck!). Can anyone suggest a church for > > Sunday? I would prefer it be Anglican, but if the is an instrument = that I > > *must* hear somewhere else, I'm game. I plan to hear the Spreckels organ > on > > Sunday afternoon. I believe the concert is at 4pm? If anyone in the area > > has info or would like to meet, drop me a note! > > > > Yours, > > Jeremy Wance > > > > jwance@ou.edu > > ICQ# 100983880 > > AIM: jeremywance > > MSN: eicheok@hotmail.com > > "We can stand here like the French, or we can do something about it!" > > --- Marge Simpson > > > > > > > > > > > > "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 >    
(back) Subject: Re: San Diego From: "Jeremy Wance" <jwance@ou.edu> Date: Sun, 11 May 2003 10:34:12 -0500   Thank you for the information! I hate the fact that I only have one = Sunday in San Diego! I decided that it was best to go to St. Paul's, since I can then just stay in the Balboa Park area and catch the concert at the Spreckles Pavilion. I'd love the chance to hear the Fritts and the Blackington in Mission Valley! Maybe next time!   Thanks for your help! Jeremy jwance@ou.edu ICQ# 100983880 AIM: jeremywance MSN: eicheok@hotmail.com           ----- Original Message ----- From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Friday, May 09, 2003 10:52 PM Subject: Re: San Diego     > The best Anglican service is probably St. Paul's Cathedral (LA Johnson > Organ Co / Gillette Skinner/ Wicks / various ... good acoustics); the > best Anglican ORGAN is the Fritts-Richards at All Souls' Point Loma; the > most INCENSE is at All Saint's, 6th and Pennsylvania ... wretched organ > ... '60s Moller ... don't know what the choir's like these days. > > I think the Spreckels Sunday afternoon concert is at 2 p.m. ... check > their website; there's also a Monday night summer concert, but I don't > know if those have started yet or not. > > Other organs: not much ... a little Beckerath at the Immaculata by > University of San Diego (the big dome); a nice 3m Ott at St. Brigid's RC > in Pacific Beach; a little Ott at Founder's Chapel at University of San > Diego; a big Lyle Blackinton in First United Methodist in Mission > Valley; a nondescript big Austin in St. James Episcopal La Jolla; a > historic little 1m Johnson down in National City Christian that came > round the Horn on a sailing ship; 1st Pres downtown is a nasty > Crashavant, 100 ranks, 50 of which must be mixtures ... can't think of > anything else at the moment, and I lived there for nearly thirty years > (grin). > > Cheers, > > Bud > > Jeremy Wance wrote: > > > > Hi All! > > > > I have been in San Diego at a seminar for the past two weeks, during which > > time I only left the hotel *twice*! However, to make up for it I planned > > this weekend as free time to see the city and relax. Already spent = the day > > at the Zoo, and plan to do Sea World tomorrow (please forgive my rank > > tourist-ness....but what the heck!). Can anyone suggest a church for > > Sunday? I would prefer it be Anglican, but if the is an instrument = that I > > *must* hear somewhere else, I'm game. I plan to hear the Spreckels organ on > > Sunday afternoon. I believe the concert is at 4pm? If anyone in the area > > has info or would like to meet, drop me a note! > > > > Yours, > > Jeremy Wance > > > > jwance@ou.edu > > ICQ# 100983880 > > AIM: jeremywance > > MSN: eicheok@hotmail.com > > "We can stand here like the French, or we can do something about it!" > > --- Marge Simpson > > > > "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 >    
(back) Subject: Re: San Diego From: "Jeremy Wance" <jwance@ou.edu> Date: Sun, 11 May 2003 10:34:35 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   --Boundary_(ID_mD5pNLma5eOpXOcbw47tCg) Content-type: text/plain; charset=3Diso-8859-1 Content-transfer-encoding: 7BIT   Thank you for the information! I hate the fact that I only have one = Sunday in San Diego! I decided that it was best to go to St. Paul's, since I can then just stay in the Balboa Park area and catch the concert at the Spreckles Pavilion. I'd love the chance to hear the Fritts and the Blackington in Mission Valley! Maybe next time!   Thanks for your help! Jeremy jwance@ou.edu ICQ# 100983880 AIM: jeremywance MSN: eicheok@hotmail.com       jwance@ou.edu ICQ# 100983880 AIM: jeremywance MSN: eicheok@hotmail.com "We can stand here like the French, or we can do something about it!" --- Marge Simpson     ----- Original Message ----- From: RonSeverin@aol.com To: pipechat@pipechat.org Sent: Saturday, May 10, 2003 12:27 AM Subject: Re: San Diego     Hi Jeremy:   The Balboa park organ concerts on Sundays begin at 2 PM. Lyle Blackington will open the doors on the organ earlier to stabalize the temperature in the chambers before the concert. It's sometimes possible to go see the pipes either before or after the concert.   Ron   --Boundary_(ID_mD5pNLma5eOpXOcbw47tCg) Content-type: text/html; charset=3Diso-8859-1 Content-transfer-encoding: 7BIT   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META content=3D"text/html; charset=3Diso-8859-1" = http-equiv=3DContent-Type> <META content=3D"MSHTML 5.00.2919.6307" name=3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT size=3D2>Thank you for the information!&nbsp; I hate the fact = that I only have one Sunday<BR>in San Diego!&nbsp; I decided that it was best to = go to St. Paul's, since I can<BR>then just stay in the Balboa Park area and = catch the concert at the<BR>Spreckles Pavilion.&nbsp; I'd love the chance to hear = the Fritts and the<BR>Blackington in Mission Valley!&nbsp; Maybe next time!<BR><BR>Thanks for your help!<BR>Jeremy<BR><A href=3D"mailto:jwance@ou.edu">jwance@ou.edu</A><BR>ICQ# 100983880<BR>AIM: jeremywance<BR>MSN: <A href=3D"mailto:eicheok@hotmail.com">eicheok@hotmail.com</A><BR><BR><BR></FO= NT></DIV> <DIV><A href=3D"mailto:jwance@ou.edu">jwance@ou.edu</A><BR>ICQ# = 100983880<BR>AIM: jeremywance<BR>MSN: <A href=3D"mailto:eicheok@hotmail.com">eicheok@hotmail.com</A><BR>"We can = stand here like the French, or we can do something about it!"<BR>--- Marge = Simpson</DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <BLOCKQUOTE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: = 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; PADDING-RIGHT: 0px"> <DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial">----- Original Message ----- </DIV> <DIV style=3D"BACKGROUND: #e4e4e4; FONT: 10pt arial; font-color: = black"><B>From:</B> <A href=3D"mailto:RonSeverin@aol.com" title=3DRonSeverin@aol.com>RonSeverin@aol.com</A> </DIV> <DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>To:</B> <A href=3D"mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org" title=3Dpipechat@pipechat.org>pipechat@pipechat.org</A> </DIV> <DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Sent:</B> Saturday, May 10, 2003 = 12:27 AM</DIV> <DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Subject:</B> Re: San Diego</DIV> <DIV><BR></DIV><FONT face=3Darial,helvetica><FONT face=3DArial lang=3D0 = size=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF">Hi Jeremy:<BR><BR>The Balboa park organ concerts on = Sundays begin at 2 PM. Lyle<BR>Blackington will open the doors on the organ = earlier to stabalize<BR>the temperature in the chambers before the concert. It's sometimes<BR>possible to go see the pipes either before or after the concert.<BR><BR>Ron</FONT> </FONT></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML>   --Boundary_(ID_mD5pNLma5eOpXOcbw47tCg)--  
(back) Subject: Re: Lefse From: "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca> Date: Sun, 11 May 2003 12:51:30 -0400   --=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D_21440297= =3D=3D.ALT Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"us-ascii"; format=3Dflowed   Shelley,   Here is a fine recipe for Lefse     Old Fashioned Lefse   Ingredients: 4 cups mashed or riced white potatoes 1/3 cup shortening 1 Tbsp. sugar 1 1/4 cups milk 1 1/4 tsp. salt 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups flour   Procedure: Mix first five ingredients. Refrigerate until thoroughly cool. Add flour gradually and knead smooth. Depending on the size of your pan or lefse grill, take a small handful (about 1/3 cup) and roll paper thin on a floured surface. Bake on hot griddle until golden spots form. Turn and = bake on second side. Place flat on clean towel and cover with another towel. Place several sheets of lefse on top of each other. When cool, cut into quarters and place in plastic bags to preserve freshness. Note: be sure dough remains cold until you are ready to roll it out. Makes 15 large = lefse.   Have fun!   Bob Conway     --=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D_21440297= =3D=3D.ALT Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"us-ascii"   <html> <body> Shelley,<br><br> Here is a fine recipe for Lefse<br><br> <br>   <dl> <dd>Old Fashioned Lefse<br><br>   <dd>Ingredients:<br> </b> <dd>4 cups mashed or riced white potatoes<br>   <dd>1/3 cup shortening<br>   <dd>1 Tbsp. sugar<br>   <dd>1 1/4 cups milk<br>   <dd>1 1/4 tsp. salt<br>   <dd>1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups flour<br><br>   <dd>Procedure:<br> </b> <dd>Mix first five ingredients. Refrigerate until thoroughly cool. Add flour gradually and knead smooth. Depending on the size of your pan or lefse grill, take a small handful (about 1/3 cup) and roll paper thin on a floured surface. Bake on hot griddle until golden spots form. Turn and bake on second side. Place flat on clean towel and cover with another towel. Place several sheets of lefse on top of each other. When cool, cut into quarters and place in plastic bags to preserve freshness. Note: be sure dough remains cold until you are ready to roll it out. Makes 15 large lefse.<br><br>   </dl>Have fun!<br><br> Bob Conway<br> </body> <br> </html>   --=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D_21440297= =3D=3D.ALT--    
(back) Subject: Re: Lefse From: "Steven Durham" <sdurham11@attbi.com> Date: Sun, 11 May 2003 09:59:40 -0700   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0036_01C317A4.0A179960 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Is this food chat or pipe chat? ----- Original Message -----=3D20 From: Bob Conway=3D20 To: PipeChat=3D20 Sent: Sunday, May 11, 2003 9:51 AM Subject: Re: Lefse     Shelley,   Here is a fine recipe for Lefse       Old Fashioned Lefse     Ingredients:   4 cups mashed or riced white potatoes   1/3 cup shortening   1 Tbsp. sugar   1 1/4 cups milk   1 1/4 tsp. salt   1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups flour     Procedure:   Mix first five ingredients. Refrigerate until thoroughly cool. Add =3D flour gradually and knead smooth. Depending on the size of your pan or =3D lefse grill, take a small handful (about 1/3 cup) and roll paper thin on = =3D a floured surface. Bake on hot griddle until golden spots form. Turn and = =3D bake on second side. Place flat on clean towel and cover with another =3D towel. Place several sheets of lefse on top of each other. When cool, =3D cut into quarters and place in plastic bags to preserve freshness. Note: = =3D be sure dough remains cold until you are ready to roll it out. Makes 15 = =3D large lefse.     Have fun!   Bob Conway     ------=3D_NextPart_000_0036_01C317A4.0A179960 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 6.00.2800.1141" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV>Is this food chat or pipe chat?</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 ----- </DIV> <DIV=3D20 style=3D3D"BACKGROUND: #e4e4e4; FONT: 10pt arial; font-color: =3D black"><B>From:</B>=3D20 <A title=3D3Dconwayb@sympatico.ca =3D href=3D3D"mailto:conwayb@sympatico.ca">Bob=3D20 Conway</A> </DIV> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>To:</B> <A =3D title=3D3Dpipechat@pipechat.org=3D20 href=3D3D"mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org">PipeChat</A> </DIV> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Sent:</B> Sunday, May 11, 2003 9:51 = =3D AM</DIV> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Subject:</B> Re: Lefse</DIV> <DIV><BR></DIV>Shelley,<BR><BR>Here is a fine recipe for =3D Lefse<BR><BR><BR> <DL> <DD>Old Fashioned Lefse<BR><BR> <DD>Ingredients:<BR></B> <DD>4 cups mashed or riced white potatoes<BR> <DD>1/3 cup shortening<BR> <DD>1 Tbsp. sugar<BR> <DD>1 1/4 cups milk<BR> <DD>1 1/4 tsp. salt<BR> <DD>1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups flour<BR><BR> <DD>Procedure:<BR></B> <DD>Mix first five ingredients. Refrigerate until thoroughly cool. =3D Add flour=3D20 gradually and knead smooth. Depending on the size of your pan or =3D lefse=3D20 grill, take a small handful (about 1/3 cup) and roll paper thin on a = =3D floured=3D20 surface. Bake on hot griddle until golden spots form. Turn and bake = =3D on=3D20 second side. Place flat on clean towel and cover with another towel. = =3D Place=3D20 several sheets of lefse on top of each other. When cool, cut into =3D quarters=3D20 and place in plastic bags to preserve freshness. Note: be sure dough = =3D remains=3D20 cold until you are ready to roll it out. Makes 15 large=3D20 lefse.<BR><BR></DD></DL>Have fun!<BR><BR>Bob=3D20 Conway<BR><BR></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0036_01C317A4.0A179960--    
(back) Subject: Re: Lefse From: "Shelley Culver" <sec_oboe2002@excite.com> Date: Sun, 11 May 2003 13:14:44 -0400 (EDT)     >Is this food chat or pipe chat?   Haha, it's both! Although, you should all be informed that my organ = playing skills far outweigh my cooking skills. My idea of cooking is = heating up a cup of water in the microwave to make ramen noodles.   Bob, thanks for the recipe. It looks...interesting. Tell me, is it any = good? I don't think it's on my list of things to cook, for the time being. = I overdid the cooking thing today by cleaning and slicing up mushrooms. = But, hey, Eric (or anyone) if you want to make lefse for me, that's fine = with me!   Shell           _______________________________________________ Join Excite! - http://www.excite.com The most personalized portal on the Web!  
(back) Subject: RE: Finding an Organ Tutor From: <harryrussell@tiscali.co.uk> Date: Sun, 11 May 2003 19:23:34 +0100   Roy,   Try the Website of the St Giles International Organ School. They have qui= te a number of teachers working in various areas. The site is: www.organscho= ol.com   Good luck Harry   >-- Original Message -- >From: "Roy Hopkins" <rdhopkins@btinternet.com> >To: <pipechat@pipechat.org> >Subject: Finding an Organ Tutor >Date: Sat, 10 May 2003 00:26:52 +0100 >Reply-To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> > > >Hi List, > >Let me introduce myself: I have been listening-in on this list for a cou= ple >of years but have not yet posted as I consider myself rather unqualified= .. >I am 29, live in the South of England and have a huge passion for the pi= pe >organ - not just the music that has been written for and played on the instrument >but also the mechanics and the physics of the instrument. > >I am not a religious person and herein my problem lies: > >A few years ago I started having organ lessons with the organsist that used >to accompany my school choir. Some people on the list may know him; Char= les >Macdonald as he used to supply many organists with hard to find or out of >print music from his shop, "Macdonald Music Services" in Steyning, West Sussex. >Unfortunately, he passed away a couple of years ago and since then I hav= e >sporadically practiced on my 1970's Livingston electronic organ at home and >nothing else. > >I crave more than anything to have the opportunity to play real pipes ye= t >again. The problem I face is that I was never brought up as a church goe= r >so how do I find an instrument to practice on and more importantly, how do >I find an organ tutor that is local and is willing to teach somebody tha= t >plays "just for fun"? > >Roy Hopkins, >Worthing, West Sussex, England      
(back) Subject: Re: organ transplants From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Sun, 11 May 2003 20:21:49 +0100 (BST)   Hello,   John is absolutely right of course.   The work of preserving theatre organs around the world has been a spectacular and often difficult labour of love.   However, they are ORGANised people with a back-up team!   ATOS, the COS, the Lancastrian Theatre Organ Trust, Northern Theatre Organ Trust and possibly hundred of others around the world, seem to have a pool of expertise on which to call AND the available funding.   If an instrument is important enough, getting a team together and ensuring finance IS possible, but I would argue that there is much that governments can do to make available emergency resources where there is urgency.   The pitfalls of any preservation are huge.   The COS have had quite a task with the little Wurlitzer here in the North of England. Starting out in an Oldham Ciname, it was rescued from a flooded cinema pit, restored, re-built and re-assembled in the village hall at Hampsthwaite.....all thanks to Mr Dawson, who owned the hall.   I used to go along to tune this instrument periodically in that particular location, but it never had anything other than rough chip-board resonators for the 16ft Diaphone.   Then it was moved, with some optimism, to a venue on the outskirts of Leeds. This venue proved unstable financially, and may well now be closed.   So the instrument was moved again, to a ballroom at Brighouse, where it sounds wonderful. Everything, of course, rests upon that venue remaining a viable business.   That is a lot of work for a small team of people.   I helped to tear out the wonderful Wurlitzer which was in the Free Trade Hall, Manchester. Even that was a huge job. There were about six of us running up and down six flights of steps with pipes ALL DAY! It was absolutely exhausting work. A couple of handfuls of treble pipes are no problem, but when two people are carrying ONE 16ft bass, the pain is very real after an octave of pipes.   Still, the reward of knowing that the organ has found a fine home at Altrincham makes the pain and the effort worth it.   21 ranks of pipes (I think that is the Free Trade organ's total?) is, of course, nothing when compared to a concert hall instrument such as the one at Kendal Town Hall, which sadly could not be saved.   Unit construction is very much easier to deal with than 80 ranks on big soundboards, with pneumatic tubing running everwhere and getting in the way.   I recall the tragedy of a wonderful organ by Charles Brindley, at Dewsbury Methodist Chucrh, which simply got scrapped. This was an instrument modelled on the famous Armley, Schulze organ, complete with an almost identical 5 rks Mixture which rang around the building. It was a superb example of Brindley's best work, which later went the factory route and became rather pedestrian.   A vital link in organ heritage, Brindley had worked closely with Schulze, and they had shared workpeople and helped each other out........the organ which was lost had all the hallmarks of that collaboration.   Those who can pull off rescue and restoration and get their hands dirty, deserve our admiration and support, wherever we happen to be in the world.   On that particular subject, whatever DID happen to the Barton organ at the Chicago Stadium?   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK     --- John Foss <harfo32@hotmail.com> wrote: > As far as I remember, Len Rawle moved the 4 manual > Wurlitzer from the Empire > Cinema, Leciester Square, London almost single > handed and re-assembled it > with great skill and care in his home in Northolt.   __________________________________________________ Yahoo! Plus For a better Internet experience http://www.yahoo.co.uk/btoffer  
(back) Subject: Re: Who killed the Organ? From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Sun, 11 May 2003 20:26:23 +0100 (BST)   Hello,   Ansolutely right.....read my other posting about transplants.   But it is simply unrealistic to ask professionals to eat, sleep and drink organs 24 hours a day by donating their free time for nothing.   I was merely pointing out that rescuing an organ is a huge undertaking which demands a totally professional approach; even if remains an amateur project.   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK     --- "Robert P. Bass" <rpbass@earthlink.net> wrote: >     > I find your evaluation most interesting. On > this side of the pond, many of > the Theatre Organs in use today would not have been > had it not been for the > "amateurs". >   __________________________________________________ Yahoo! Plus For a better Internet experience http://www.yahoo.co.uk/btoffer