PipeChat Digest #3682 - Monday, May 19, 2003
 
Re: Side Saddle Explanation (diagonal tracker runs)
  by <RMaryman@aol.com>
Re: Anyone for Lourdes?
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Emmanuel Church
  by "First Christian Church of Casey, IL" <kzrev@rr1.net>
Re: Key Action Questions
  by "Domitila Ballesteros" <dballesteros@uol.com.br>
Re: Key Action Questions
  by "Domitila Ballesteros" <dballesteros@uol.com.br>
Organ and Brass
  by "Donald Pole" <pandk@ciaccess.com>
Re: Organ and Brass
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Organ and Brass/percussion/strings etc etc
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: Organ and Brass/percussion/strings etc etc
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca>
Re: Organ and Brass/percussion/strings etc etc
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Re: Organ and Brass/percussion/strings/TRIVIA
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Re: Organ and Brass/percussion/strings etc etc
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca>
RE: Side Saddle Explanation
  by "Andr=E9s G=FCnther" <agun@telcel.net.ve>
Wedding Story
  by "Cheryl Van Ornam" <cvanornam@newtonpres.org>
Re: Reedless Oboe
  by "MARAUDER" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu>
Re: Organ and Brass/percussion/strings etc etc
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: Farnam's organ
  by "Erik Johnson" <the_maitre@hotmail.com>
Re: Organ and Brass/percussion/strings etc etc
  by "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz>
Re: Farnam's organ
  by <Oboe32@aol.com>
Console Pictures for comparison
  by "Ryan C. Lander" <landerr@infoblvd.net>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Side Saddle Explanation (diagonal tracker runs) From: <RMaryman@aol.com> Date: Sun, 18 May 2003 22:06:45 EDT     --part1_42.389db913.2bf99635_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 5/18/2003 9:46:31 PM Eastern Daylight Time, vdbarton@erols.com writes:     > There is at least one organ I know of with mechanical action > (Christ Lutheran Church, 16th Street, Washington DC) in which the organ = is > situated in two cases on either side of a rear gallery, and the detached > console, facing rearward, is nearly completely off to the right (as you = face > the gallery from below) side. Now, how on earth can these trackers = work, > and provide anything like equal touch throughout the compass of both > manuals? >   The action must be carefuly designed and built. The Holtkamp organ at Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church in Bethesda has diagonal runs to the = organ case (off to the left side of the front gallery with the console = "centered" in the gallery...When the organ first went in the action was quite stiff (imho) but was reworked some and made quite playable.   I also maintain an organ in the Salem/Roanoke VA area which has long = tracker runs from the console to the chests (including two hugh rollerboard assemblies) but the action, made from lightweight aluminum components and carefully suspended along the travel is light and responsive and the = action was designed to be as friction-free as possible.   Also, the Helmut Wolff french style Tracker organ in the Cathedral in Indianapolis (the gallery organ is a T&B) has very long angular runs under =   the chancel area from the console to the main body of the organ. Some intersting trivia...the console/keyactions of both the Wolff organ and the = T& B organ was built mainly by the same person (Gerhard Biller, now returned = to Germany AFAIK), who was a journeyman organ builder that worked at both = firms (first at Wolff's shop, later at T&B)   Rick in VA   --part1_42.389db913.2bf99635_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML><FONT FACE=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3D2>In a message dated = 5/18/2=3D 003 9:46:31 PM Eastern Daylight Time, vdbarton@erols.com writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3D3DCITE style=3D3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-=3D LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">There is at least one = organ=3D I know of with mechanical action <BR>(Christ Lutheran Church, 16th Street, Washington DC) in which the = organ=3D20=3D is <BR>situated in two cases on either side of a rear gallery, and the = detached <BR>console, facing rearward, is nearly completely off to the right (as = you=3D20=3D face <BR>the gallery from below) side. &nbsp;Now, how on earth can these = trackers=3D work, <BR>and provide anything like equal touch throughout the compass of both <BR>manuals? <BR></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR> <BR>The action must be carefuly designed and built. &nbsp;The Holtkamp = organ=3D at Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church in Bethesda has diagonal runs to the = o=3D rgan case (off to the left side of the front gallery with the console = "cente=3D red" in the gallery...When the organ first went in the action was quite = stif=3D f (imho) but was reworked some and made quite playable. <BR> <BR>I also maintain an organ in the Salem/Roanoke VA area which has long = tra=3D cker runs from the console to the chests (including two hugh rollerboard = ass=3D emblies) but the action, made from lightweight aluminum components and = caref=3D ully suspended along the travel is light and responsive and the action was = d=3D esigned to be as friction-free as possible. <BR> <BR>Also, the Helmut Wolff french style Tracker organ in the Cathedral in = In=3D dianapolis (the gallery organ is a T&amp;B) has very long angular runs = under=3D the chancel area from the console to the main body of the organ. = &nbsp;Some=3D intersting trivia...the console/keyactions of both the Wolff organ and = the=3D20=3D T&amp;B organ was built mainly by the same person (Gerhard Biller, now = retur=3D ned to Germany AFAIK), who was a journeyman organ builder that worked at = bot=3D h firms (first at Wolff's shop, later at T&amp;B) <BR> <BR>Rick in VA</FONT></HTML>   --part1_42.389db913.2bf99635_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Anyone for Lourdes? From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Sun, 18 May 2003 22:10:03 -0400   On 5/18/03 7:43 PM, "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:   > Was I right to end on an unresolved suspension? > You were exactly right. And the less resolved, the better.   Can you arrange for the kids to remain at Lourdes for a few months or so?   (I didn't know that Brit parishes were so rich they could send their kids off on international jaunts.)   More gin for me, too. My brand is VERY cheap.   Alan    
(back) Subject: Emmanuel Church From: "First Christian Church of Casey, IL" <kzrev@rr1.net> Date: Sun, 18 May 2003 21:18:16 -0500   I did find in a web search that Lynnwood Farnam was only at Emmanuel = Church for five years--1913 to 1918; it was early in that period that the = Casavant was ordered and installed.   Surely, there must have been lots of people around who have heard it. Say it lasted at least 20 years before a rebuild (and I'd think it would last much longer!), that would take us to 1934; if it were rebuilt again for another twenty, we're up to 1954. Those are very conservative time = tables, I would think. Dennis Steckley & A Six-Pack of Cats    
(back) Subject: Re: Key Action Questions From: "Domitila Ballesteros" <dballesteros@uol.com.br> Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 08:17:29 -0300   Hi, again. Go to   http://www.byu.edu/music/areas/keyboard/Organ/orpipe.html   Domitila   Paul Soulek wrote:   >Does anyone have (or know of) a website that describes the difference in >key actions? I know how the "direct-electric" type action works (built >one chest using that), but there is a different type of action on the >other chest. Would anyone be able to help me out? > >Thanks! >Paul > >"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: Key Action Questions From: "Domitila Ballesteros" <dballesteros@uol.com.br> Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 08:22:09 -0300   Hi Paul,   Go to   http://panther.bsc.edu/~jhcook/OrgHist/begin.htm   Regards, Domitila Ballesteros   Paul Soulek wrote:   >Does anyone have (or know of) a website that describes the difference in >key actions? I know how the "direct-electric" type action works (built >one chest using that), but there is a different type of action on the >other chest. Would anyone be able to help me out? > >Thanks! >Paul > >"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: Organ and Brass From: "Donald Pole" <pandk@ciaccess.com> Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 08:47:30 -0400       We are trying to find a festive hymn arrangement of Goss' "Praise My = Soul, the King of Heaven" for Congregation, Organ, Brass Quartet. Any help appreciated.   Don   Organ Website- http://www.pandk.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Organ and Brass From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 09:05:29 -0400   On 5/19/03 8:47 AM, "Donald Pole" <pandk@ciaccess.com> wrote:   > We are trying to find a festive hymn arrangement of Goss' "Praise My = Soul, > the King of Heaven" for Congregation, Organ, Brass Quartet. Any help > appreciated. > Both Concordia and AugsburgFortress (as well, likely, as Morningstar) have quite a few such collections--one of which should have that piece.   Alan    
(back) Subject: Organ and Brass/percussion/strings etc etc From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 15:35:02 +0100 (BST)   Hello,   The gin obviously cleared my head after the traumas of Sunday Mass; so much so, that I had a "muse moment".   It really started when I was sorting out my extensive vinyl collection, having obtained some awesome monitor speakers at great expense recently.   My eyes fell upon a much loved old recording by E.Power-Biggs (what did the 'E.' stand for?) and friends, which includes brass instruments and percussion.....music by Telemann (Heroic music), Croft and contemporaries.   What always struck me about this recording was the beauty of the overall effect of organ (Busch Reisinger Harvard) and excellently played brass and percussion.   Now, we all know SOME pieces suitable for arrangement or original works which include organ with other instruments. Such things as the "Albinoni" Adagio, the various Organ Concertos by Handel, Poulenc and a few dozen others. I even know of music for organ and synthesiser, which Malcolm Archer made popular at Bristol Cathedral here in the UK.   The Corelli Church Sonatas, the lovely Purcell works with organ continuo, and various other gems which are seldom heard.   Some years ago, I put together a concert which ran to a theme, which I called "Organ and Strings".   I included a home-spun arrangement of the "Solfeggio" by C P E Bach, written originally for solo violin. I played THE D-minor on the assumption that it may have originated as a string work. The no.2 Fugue on BACH by Schumann was written for Pedal Pianoforte......I went for "Lebhaf" with a vengeance! Other items included the Handel Opus 4 No 4 organ concerto etc etc.   All in all, it was a great success, even if the orchestra were a bit lacklustre in parts.   However, what undiscovered gems or seldom performed works do we know amongst us, which utilise other instruments in combination with the organ?   I just know that there must be a concerto for organ and steel band, or one for organ and a family of Song Thrushes. (Perhaps that IS the quintessential Messiaen!) I have always seriously wondered if someone should write a Toccata for Organ and Slap Bass Guitar.   Perhaps the most unusual transcription I ever did, was a performance of "L'Elephant" by Saint-Saens, in which the Piano played the accompaniment to the tune played on the Pedal Ophicleide 16ft.....utterly tasteless!   Let us not forget the excellent Concerto for Piano & Organ by Flor Peeters.....an original work of merit.   Ideas on a postcard!   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK       __________________________________________________ Yahoo! Plus For a better Internet experience http://www.yahoo.co.uk/btoffer  
(back) Subject: Re: Organ and Brass/percussion/strings etc etc From: "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca> Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 11:02:48 -0400   Colin asked the question, what does the E, as in E. Power Biggs, stand = for?   Ernest Power Biggs was really an English gentleman, - but became very Americanized in short order!   I am glad that you are able to listen to your older LPs with your new loudspeakers, - there is much more on those old vynil discs than we give them credit for.   The next thing that you should be getting into is transferring them to = CDs, - there are quite a few of us on the list that are doing so, and it isn't at all difficult. This preserves the vynil discs for later listening, = and, as a bit of a bonus, it is easily possible to clean up most of the scratches, pops and crackles, - so much so that one would not easily be able to tell that the originals were old LPs.   Have fun!   Bob Conway   At 03:35 PM 5/19/03 +0100, you wrote:   >Hello, > >The gin obviously cleared my head after the traumas of >Sunday Mass; so much so, that I had a "muse moment". > >It really started when I was sorting out my extensive >vinyl collection, having obtained some awesome monitor >speakers at great expense recently. > >My eyes fell upon a much loved old recording by >E.Power-Biggs (what did the 'E.' stand for?) and >friends, which includes brass instruments and >percussion.....music by Telemann (Heroic music), Croft >and contemporaries. > >What always struck me about this recording was the >beauty of the overall effect of organ (Busch Reisinger >Harvard) and excellently played brass and percussion.      
(back) Subject: Re: Organ and Brass/percussion/strings etc etc From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 11:30:07 EDT     --part1_1ac.150610ac.2bfa527f_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Hi Colin:   The E. in E. Power Biggs stood for Edward. He was known as Eddy, Ed, Bigsy etc. or E.P.B. In later years his arthritis was so pronounced that he needed cortisone shots so his hands would be able to perform. After a recital his forehead dripped with sweat. I saw him in Pasadena, CA on the Schlicker in the Episcopal church there. That was 1962, and the medication was taxing to him then. He was exhausted.   Ron Severin   --part1_1ac.150610ac.2bfa527f_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML><FONT FACE=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3D2 = FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D =3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0">Hi Colin:<BR> <BR> The E. in E. Power Biggs stood for Edward. He was known<BR> as Eddy, Ed, Bigsy etc. or E.P.B. In later years his arthritis<BR> was so pronounced that he needed cortisone shots so<BR> his hands would be able to perform. After a recital his<BR> forehead dripped with sweat. I saw him in Pasadena, CA<BR> on the Schlicker in the Episcopal church there. That was 1962,<BR> and the medication was taxing to him then. He was exhausted.<BR> <BR> Ron Severin</FONT></HTML>   --part1_1ac.150610ac.2bfa527f_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Organ and Brass/percussion/strings/TRIVIA From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 11:36:19 EDT     --part1_6a.3115078b.2bfa53f3_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Hi Colin:   As a sidelight E. Power Biggs mother used to call him Jimmy. That nik name sort of stuck to him too. Don't ask how an English mother came up with Jimmy, but his closest friends may have called him that.   Ron   --part1_6a.3115078b.2bfa53f3_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML><FONT FACE=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3D2 = FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D =3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0">Hi Colin:<BR> <BR> As a sidelight E. Power Biggs mother used to call him Jimmy.<BR> That nik name sort of stuck to him too. Don't ask how an<BR> English mother came up with Jimmy, but his closest friends<BR> may have called him that.<BR> <BR> Ron</FONT></HTML>   --part1_6a.3115078b.2bfa53f3_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Organ and Brass/percussion/strings etc etc From: "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca> Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 11:36:32 -0400   --=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D_2829625= =3D=3D.ALT Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"us-ascii"; format=3Dflowed   I bow to greater knowledge! It seems that it is Edward Power Biggs, not Ernest as I have always thought! However, he was a great person, and if you ever get your hands on his Introduction to the organ LPs, they are = well worth hearing.   Bob Conway   At 11:30 AM 5/19/03 -0400, Ron wrote:   >Hi Colin: > >The E. in E. Power Biggs stood for Edward. He was known >as Eddy, Ed, Bigsy etc. or E.P.B. In later years his arthritis >was so pronounced that he needed cortisone shots so >his hands would be able to perform. After a recital his >forehead dripped with sweat. I saw him in Pasadena, CA >on the Schlicker in the Episcopal church there. That was 1962, >and the medication was taxing to him then. He was exhausted. > >Ron Severin     --=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D_2829625= =3D=3D.ALT Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"us-ascii"   <html> <body> I bow to greater knowledge!&nbsp; It seems that it is Edward Power Biggs, not Ernest as I have always thought!&nbsp; However, he was a great person, and if you ever get your hands on his Introduction to the organ LPs, they are well worth hearing.<br><br> Bob Conway<br><br> At 11:30 AM 5/19/03 -0400, Ron wrote:<br><br> <blockquote type=3Dcite class=3Dcite cite><font size=3D2>Hi Colin:<br><br> The E. in E. Power Biggs stood for Edward. He was known<br> as Eddy, Ed, Bigsy etc. or E.P.B. In later years his arthritis<br> was so pronounced that he needed cortisone shots so<br> his hands would be able to perform. After a recital his<br> forehead dripped with sweat. I saw him in Pasadena, CA<br> on the Schlicker in the Episcopal church there. That was 1962,<br> and the medication was taxing to him then. He was exhausted.<br><br> Ron Severin</font><font face=3D"arial"> </font></blockquote></body> <br> </html>   --=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D_2829625= =3D=3D.ALT--    
(back) Subject: RE: Side Saddle Explanation From: "Andr=E9s G=FCnther" <agun@telcel.net.ve> Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 12:08:26 -0400   Andres Gunther agun@telcel.net.ve   > 1. Is a side-saddle arrangement truly one in which keydesk is oriented towards one "end" of the windchest as opposed to either the front or back?   We have a mech-tracker slider chest organ where the console (en fenetre) = is located at the "end" side of the windchests like Keith describes. Pipe arrangement: Chromatic [bass pipes at the far end from the console; treble pipes next to]. I cannot tell however if this sort of arrangement is called "side saddle".   > 2. If the above is true, how is this "turn" of trackers effected?   I this particular case: a set of rollers is arranged *diagonally* under = the chest. Each roller "begins" at the key and "ends" under the matching = pallet.   Organ: a 1889 built II/17 Cavaille-Coll (San Jose parish church, Caracas, Venezuela).   Andres =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D First was the cat, then was the Orgler. The Orgler got a pet and the cat got something to wonder about.          
(back) Subject: Wedding Story From: "Cheryl Van Ornam" <cvanornam@newtonpres.org> Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 14:16:17 -0400   Can we have some funnies during this busy season?   The groom fainted during the wedding last weekend, during the ring = ceremony! A first for me in doing weddings since c.1977! I looked at the bride -- = she was laughing. I looked at her parents, and they were laughing. When I started improvising, the father of the bride gave me a thumbs up! The = improv lasted about 10 minutes, waiting, waiting for him to revive. [I smiled to myself when I was playing -- I could hardly wait to tell y'all -- I didn't go into the minor mode. Nope, just kept cruising around major! Didn't = want to make anyone laugh outloud, or add to the drama!] When they dragged him off to the "fireside room" (which is just off the Sanctuary), I flipped = open my Orgelbuchlein and came across "Wenn wir"...so played the chorale = prelude. Still no groom. Then began another chorale prelude(BWV 654)and halfway through, he showed up, of course the congregation clapping and cheering!   Cheryl cvanornam@newtonpres.org    
(back) Subject: Re: Reedless Oboe From: "MARAUDER" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu> Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 16:38:57 -0400   It would be interesting to hear an informed commentary that compares Estey reedless oboes with those of the turn-of-the-century M=F6ller firm. Indeed, did other builders do this, too?   The OHS convention will hear a M=F6ller with their typical Oboe Gambe sto= p at Freeburg, played by Dr. Susan Hegberg of Susquehanna University, the onl= y such stop during the convention. I grew up at a 1906 M=F6ller that had one, too. I think they were fairly common in Pennsylvania.   Karl E. Moyer Lancaster PA   > From: "Gary Black" <gblack@ocslink.com> > Reply-To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Date: Sun, 18 May 2003 13:48:33 -0500 > To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Subject: Reedless Oboe >=20 > HI group, I am donating an 8' reedless Oboe to the Estey Organ Co. museum= of > Brattleboro, Vt. The pipes were manufactured there in 1906 and would be = a > great addition to have for use in their project. Good luck to those who = are > working on this worthwhile project. Gary >=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    
(back) Subject: Re: Organ and Brass/percussion/strings etc etc From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 21:43:48 +0100 (BST)   Hello,   Old age and arthritis is an awful thing for musicians.   There is nothing sadder than hearing a frontline virtuoso in his twilight years. All the musicianship remains, but the fingers are just not responding.   But that's life.   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK   --- RonSeverin@aol.com wrote: > > > E. Power Biggs ........In later years his > arthritis > was so pronounced that he needed cortisone shots   __________________________________________________ Yahoo! Plus For a better Internet experience http://www.yahoo.co.uk/btoffer  
(back) Subject: Re: Farnam's organ From: "Erik Johnson" <the_maitre@hotmail.com> Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 16:52:42 -0400   <html><div style=3D'background-color:'><DIV> <P><BR><BR></P> <DIV> <DIV></DIV></DIV> <P>Emmanuel Church in Boston is far from being abandoned. For those who = live in the area know that Emmanuel does (almost every Sunday) a full Bach = Cantata with instruments and that the music program (reportedly) exceeds = that of Trinity Church - Copley Square Boston and the Episcopal Cathedral = of St. Paul in Boston. I do not know if the church has an electronic = instrument however one would speculate the truth of such comments knowing = the church puts on a Bach Cantata almost every week for Sunday Service. = Could it be that the old Casavant has simple fallen out of vogue and thus = has become no longer desirable?</P></DIV> <P>Erik</P> <DIV></DIV> <P>(the long lost poster)</P> <DIV></DIV> <P>&nbsp;</P> <DIV></DIV> <DIV>&gt;The hints on OCH of the Farnam Emmanuel Casavant are magnificent. = Is there </DIV> <DIV></DIV> <DIV></DIV>&gt;a website with more details or pics of this instrument? Is = the church <DIV></DIV> <DIV></DIV>&gt;closed/abandoned? <DIV></DIV> <DIV></DIV> <DIV></DIV> <DIV></DIV> <DIV></DIV></div><br clear=3Dall><hr>The new <a = href=3D"http://g.msn.com/8HMPENUS/2737??PS=3D">MSN 8:</a> smart spam = protection and 2 months FREE* </html>  
(back) Subject: Re: Organ and Brass/percussion/strings etc etc From: "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> Date: Tue, 20 May 2003 09:33:29 +1200   >My eyes fell upon a much loved old recording by >E.Power-Biggs (what did the 'E.' stand for?   Power Biggs was an Englishman whose "E" stood for "Edward." That wonderful fellow was called "Ted" by his friends.   Ross    
(back) Subject: Re: Farnam's organ From: <Oboe32@aol.com> Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 17:13:04 EDT   It was rumored that Emmanuel Church has removed and listed their Casavant = due to its state of deterioration. The organ, although in physically good standing, has failed mechanically. Because of the style of music that the church presents each week, the church has sought a tracker instrument. I don't want to give incorrect information, but I believe one of the major Southeastern tracker firms has been contracted to install a fairly large = two manual tracker of German flavor. The music presented at the church is of great quality. Just as in many situations, the electronic organ present is =   only a temporary situation. As with my area at the Jersey shore, many churches in the nation are striving to educate and present music of = greater quality, be it contemporary or traditional. The idea is not so much to do = a wide variety, but to do whatever variety WELL. This incorporates a GOOD instrument. Emmanuel has EXCELLENT music and is working towards yet = another fine pipe organ. Kudos to them and the other churches who fight to uphold = the beauty of music in their liturgies through fine pipe organs.   -Pete Isherwood  
(back) Subject: Console Pictures for comparison From: "Ryan C. Lander" <landerr@infoblvd.net> Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 17:17:51 -0400   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_008C_01C31E2A.941D3E30 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Anyone know where there might be some console pictures with the makers =3D names ? Im looking for 20's electro-pneumatic styles for comparison to = =3D my 'no name' organ.   Thanks   Ryan   'Come on without, Come on Within, You've not seen nothing like the =3D mighty Quint'   ------=3D_NextPart_000_008C_01C31E2A.941D3E30 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 6.00.2600.0" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Anyone know where there might be some = =3D console=3D20 pictures with the makers names ?&nbsp; Im looking for 20's =3D electro-pneumatic=3D20 styles for comparison to my 'no&nbsp; name' organ.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Thanks</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Ryan</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>'Come on without, Come on Within, =3D You've not seen=3D20 nothing like the mighty Quint'</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_008C_01C31E2A.941D3E30--