PipeChat Digest #3687 - Wednesday, May 21, 2003
 
Concert to benefit Oriental installation Great Success (Cross  Posted)
  by "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org>
Re: Tuning knife trouble
  by "Nelson Denton" <ndenton@cogeco.ca>
Re: Tuning knife trouble
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca>
Re: 'unknown' organ
  by "Jan S. Van Der Stad" <dorian@nac.net>
music, me, etc.
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: music, me, etc.
  by "Vern Jones" <soundres@foothill.net>
Re: music, me, etc.
  by "bnorth" <bnorth@intergate.ca>
 

(back) Subject: Concert to benefit Oriental installation Great Success (Cross Posted) From: "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org> Date: Tue, 20 May 2003 21:29:55 -0500   I am extremely pleased to share with you that the event to open the fund raising for the Oriental installation was a great success. 350+ attended the concert by Jelani Eddington on the 5/80 Junchen- Wurlitzer theatre = pipe organ at Sanfilippo's Victorian Palace. Those of you familiar with the talented Jelani know what a treat we had yesterday. He took advantage of the many orchestral voices that are part = of this magnificent instrument. From Richard Rodgers to Frederic Chopin his program was well rounded with something to please everyone. The crown = jewel of his program was the medley from Puccini's Carmen. Any silent film fan would recognize many of these selections as being favorite vehicles for accompaniment of the various moods in silent films. At the beginning of = the program, Victorian Palace curator Robert Ridgeway introduced CATOE = chairman John Peters, who in turn after a few brief words introduced "Broadway in Chicago" president Lou Raizin who spoke some words in support of the Oriental Wurlitzer project and how pleased the theatre is to have the = organ returned. "Broadway in Chicago" is the owner of the Oriental Theatre/Ford Center for the Performing Arts and is a major promoter of theatre productions in the Chicago area. Mr. Raizin discussed plans for use of the =   organ after it is returned to the theatre. CATOE vice chairman Bob Boin provided some background information as to the reasons the organ was removed from the theatre and how CATOE became the guardian of the instrument. CATOE is embarking on the first stage of the project in completing restoration of the console so that the famous Firebird = Wurlitzer console can be displayed in the Oriental lobby to help promote further = fund raising. Donations for the organ can be sent to: Oriental Wurlitzer Fund, 173 Rosedale Ave., Aurora, Il 60506-4530...A picture of the organ and more details can be found on the CATOE WEBSITE at:http://www.catoe.org/Oriental.html   regards,   Jon C. Habermaas (for CATOE)    
(back) Subject: Re: Tuning knife trouble From: "Nelson Denton" <ndenton@cogeco.ca> Date: Tue, 20 May 2003 22:38:35 -0400   Two methods   1: Heat the tool in a furnace to red hot then allow it to cool slowly. = This will anneal the metal and cause the steel to demagnetize itself. (not recommended for a fancy tool) :-)) but good for horseshoe magnets = etc.   2: Place the tool next to a strong AC magnetic field such as an unshielded motor, transformer or a electro-magnet with AC current - not DC running through it. After a few minutes, slowly remove the tool and the tool = should be completely demagnetized.   There were once bulk auto erasers for Cassettes and reel to reel tapes = that did the same job. I don't know if they are sold anymore.     Nelson     --- Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free. Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). Version: 6.0.481 / Virus Database: 277 - Release Date: 13-May-03    
(back) Subject: Re: Tuning knife trouble From: "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca> Date: Tue, 20 May 2003 22:40:23 -0400   If the tuning knife is not too badly magnetized, try tapping it with a small hammer, - this will literally knock out the magnetism.   If that doesn't work, you could always take it to anywhere that has a bulk =   tape eraser, - the local radio station is a likely place to find one. Radio Shack used to sell them, but I haven't seen them in our local Radio Shack recently.   This is the same problem that I have had to overcome from time to time, = and one or the other of the above tricks shouls work.   Bob Conway           At 10:31 PM 5/20/03 -0400, you wrote:   >Some may be aware of a new product featured in OSI's catalogue: A tuning >knife designed by Fisk. I have one and have been using it for a few = months. >I like it and I can tune faster than I could with my old trustworthy, but >poorly designed, tuning knife. >There's one problem with the Fisk knife: one of the "business" ends has >become magnetized and whenever I'm tuning small pipes with the older coke >tin sleeves I find I'm lifting the pipes out of place. Has anyone had the >same experience? Any suggestions about a process to demagnetize my knife? >Any help greatly appreciated. >AjM > > > >"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: 'unknown' organ From: "Jan S. Van Der Stad" <dorian@nac.net> Date: Tue, 20 May 2003 22:56:21 -0400   Hi, Ryan   Is the organ you mention from a closed church (now owned by some sort of theatre group) in Summit, New Jersey?   I do remember looking over that organ several months ago- your description of it exactly matches what I saw. I must say there are some decent ranks = of pipes in there. Revoicing some of the other ranks would make those come alive as well.   All I know is that Fazakas was a regional organ company and they built = their instruments using mostly supply house parts, including the ventil chests. It is obvious that somebody had done some work to this organ at some = point- I remember the wiring in the console in disarray as well as the somewhat unusual relay system.   Really, my best advise to you would be to recycle all the pipes, construct new chests, and install a new switching system for the organ. If I might = be of any more help, feel free to contact me off-list.   Cordially   Jan S. Van Der Stad          
(back) Subject: music, me, etc. From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Tue, 20 May 2003 22:20:14 -0700   Folks, I'm having some pretty serious health problems. I'm thinking of asking for a leave of absence from the church. So I don't know how much music is going to get written ... I tire easily, and I'm having trouble concentrating.   Prayers, please.   Bud      
(back) Subject: Re: music, me, etc. From: "Vern Jones" <soundres@foothill.net> Date: Tue, 20 May 2003 23:43:12 -0700   Sorry to hear that Bud, I don't post often, but you are really an inspiration for me, I have really enjoyed your posts. May your health return quickly. My prayers are with you.   Musically yours,   Vern Jones, Sound Research   quilisma@socal.rr.com wrote: > > Folks, I'm having some pretty serious health problems. I'm thinking of > asking for a leave of absence from the church. So I don't know how much > music is going to get written ... I tire easily, and I'm having trouble > concentrating. > > Prayers, please. > > Bud > > "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: music, me, etc. From: "bnorth" <bnorth@intergate.ca> Date: Wed, 21 May 2003 00:51:21 -0700   > Folks, I'm having some pretty serious health problems.   Bud, our prayers are with you, I know you have had problems in the past = and gotten over most of them. I hope the warmth of the summer sun that will = soon be on you, will bring u renewed strength. BobN