PipeChat Digest #3688 - Wednesday, May 21, 2003
 
Re: Tuning knife trouble
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
RE: Tuning knife trouble
  by "=3D?Windows-1252?B?QW5kculzIEf8bnRoZXI=3D?=3D" <agun@telcel.n
Demagnetizer
  by "firman1" <firman1@prodigy.net>
Re: Tracker runs, nee side saddle actions
  by "Teah" <teahzg@charter.net>
Re: music, me, etc.
  by "cc" <belcanto@brainerd.net>
demagnetizing tools and parts
  by "Ray Kimber" <ray@kimber.com>
RE: Reedless Oboe in UK?
  by "Mark & Cinda Towne" <mstowne@concentric.net>
Searching for a Publisher
  by "David Carter" <davidorganist2002@yahoo.com>
Re: music, me, etc.
  by "John & Fran Meyers" <jack-fran1@cox.net>
Re: music, me, etc.
  by "Bill Morton" <wjmwjm@mail.asisna.com>
Off - topic HELP needed
  by "Andr=E9s G=FCnther" <agun@telcel.net.ve>
Re: Off - topic HELP needed
  by "V. David Barton" <vdbarton@erols.com>
unknown organ
  by "Ryan C. Lander" <landerr@infoblvd.net>
Futurama
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: Tuning knife trouble
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com>
Re: Tuning knife trouble
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com>
Re: Futurama
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Tuning knife trouble From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Wed, 21 May 2003 12:48:20 +0100 (BST)   Hello,   Demagnetisers....also known as degaussers.....there are many commercially available products.   Try <Datalink.com> for more information.   Prices vary.   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK       __________________________________________________ It's Samaritans' Week. Help Samaritans help others. Call 08709 000032 to give or donate online now at = http://www.samaritans.org/support/donations.shtm  
(back) Subject: RE: Tuning knife trouble From: "=3D?Windows-1252?B?QW5kculzIEf8bnRoZXI=3D?=3D" <agun@telcel.net.ve> Date: Wed, 21 May 2003 09:23:40 -0400   Andres Gunther agun@telcel.net.ve   > 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) :-))   ....unless you know how to re-temper the steel and re-plate it again :)   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: Demagnetizer From: "firman1" <firman1@prodigy.net> Date: Wed, 21 May 2003 08:21:58 -0500   Hello, The problem is easily solved by buying a simple Magnetizer/Demagnetizer = from a clock-supply house like www.merritts.com or www.slarose.com The one I'm looking at now in the Merritts catalog is only $9.00 and would fit your tuning knife. It can also magnetize your tools too, like a long screwdriver. Berley A. Firmin II Bayou La Combe, Louisiana      
(back) Subject: Re: Tracker runs, nee side saddle actions From: "Teah" <teahzg@charter.net> Date: Wed, 21 May 2003 08:30:47 -0500   Alan,   The restoration was completed I believe in late 1983 by Kuhn of Zurich. = If I recall correctly, all of the pipe work save 2 ranks of Reeds are = Gabler's original work. The new Reeds are copied from Gabler's original pipes. A new pedal board of 27 notes was installed at that time as well, and the original 49 note keyboards were restored. As to the blood stains ... they are visible on the pipes. Of course, that they came from Gabler is only legend and not hard fact. Quite an interesting tale that became a play.   Having had the privilege to stay at the Abby and to play this organ in my youth (1974), I count the experience among my most treasured memories. = Even before Kuhn's restoration, the organ was delightful. Though admittedly = the action was more than a bit pernickety at that time, it was in remarkably good condition for an organ of such great age and regular use.   Tim   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Tuesday, May 20, 2003 6:49 PM Subject: Re: Tracker runs, nee side saddle actions     > On 5/20/03 4:52 PM, "Teah" <teahzg@charter.net> wrote: > > > I know that the Gabler Organ at Weingarten Abby has undergone a major > > restoration, > > When? By Kuhn of Zurich? I have not been there since 1993ish. > > > but as I understand it the entire action remains mechanical, > > and the pipe work original (including Gabler's blood stains on the = pipes of > > the Vox Humana). > > Confirmed by DNA testing, of course. > > > Granted the organ's action was never "user friendly" by > > modern standards, but to electrify such an historic and nearly = original > > instrument for the sake of modern convenience would be a travesty indeed. > > Any organ builder who would even dream of doing such a thing to a work of > > art like Gabler's greatest organ .... egads! > > > > Tim > > I'm tending to agree. But I'm not even remotely a well-informed person. > > Alan > > > > "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 >     --- Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free. Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). Version: 6.0.483 / Virus Database: 279 - Release Date: 5/19/2003    
(back) Subject: Re: music, me, etc. From: "cc" <belcanto@brainerd.net> Date: Wed, 21 May 2003 09:20:56 -0500   Same here, Bud.....I'll include you in my prayers.       ----- Original Message ----- From: "Vern Jones" <soundres@foothill.net> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Wednesday, May 21, 2003 1:43 AM Subject: Re: music, me, etc.     > 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 > > "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: demagnetizing tools and parts From: "Ray Kimber" <ray@kimber.com> Date: Wed, 21 May 2003 09:02:46 -0600   Hello List,   Radio Shack still has a "bulk tape eraser" in their catalog, part # = 44-233. There may be other models, such as higher or lower power, as well from = Radio Shack.   I searched for "tape eraser" on eBay and found a number of matches, there were several of the Radio Shack units, along with a multi thousand dollar automated belt load unit.   Get any unit that looks like a stylized iron. Here is how I would use it:   Chose an area that is free from metal objects, like a wood table or the floor. Take your watch off.   Most of these units have a momentary switch, so you can't leave it running except when you are holding the switch.   Hold the eraser in one hand and the tool in the other hand. Place the = tool on the face of the eraser, turn the eraser on. At this time the tool will be buzzing about and there will be a bit of a mechanical shaking and = general racket. Move the tool in a couple of circular motions while contacting = the face of the eraser, then pull the tool from the face of the eraser, slowly and smoothly until the tool and eraser are separated by a foot or more, = then turn the eraser off. This process from turn on to turn off would be 2 or = 3 seconds.   A refined version would be to turn on the eraser while separated from the tool, smoothly bring the tool to the face of the eraser and then continue = as above.   Remember that these units are designed for intermittent use so only use = them for a brief period at at time or they will over-heat. They will erase = tapes and computer floopies, they will damage some electronics, medical devices and CRT tubes.   If you don't do the smooth motion pulling away you will likely leave a new magnetic charge in the tool.   Kind regards,     Ray     "Doing well is good. Doing good is better." Ray Kimber, 2003    
(back) Subject: RE: Reedless Oboe in UK? From: "Mark & Cinda Towne" <mstowne@concentric.net> Date: Wed, 21 May 2003 08:25:16 -0700   This is very correct. I have in my posession Reuter Opus 655 which has three ranks of pipes (Stopped Flute, Salicional and Dulciana) with the = very same synthetic stops that Colin describes. It is waiting patiently for = some other things to occur in the house in preparation for it's installation in the front room (to co-exist with my wife's looms--one of which is the size of a small tracker organ!)   Mark S. Towne Las Vegas, NV (just about a year away from the installation of the 53-rank von Beckerath in the Doc Rando Recital Hall in the Beam Music Center on the campus of UNLV)   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of John L. Speller Sent: Tuesday, May 20, 2003 6:07 PM To: PipeChat Subject: Re: Reedless Oboe in UK?       ----- Original Message ----- From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Tuesday, May 20, 2003 6:50 AM Subject: Re: Reedless Oboe in UK?     > Hello, > > Which reminds me..... > > I used to play one of the best Binns organs ever made, > which had been slightly modified tonally. > > Using the Binns "fry up" Viole d'Orechetra and the > Nazard produced THE most wonderful Orchestral Oboe.   Numerous American organbuilders of the 1930's to 1950's made little 3 rank unit organs, comprising extended 16' Bourdon, 8' Diapason, and 8' = Salicional ranks. The commonest of these are instrumnents are those by Wicks, Moller and Kilgen. The Bourdon unit would normally be available on the Swell at = 8', 4', 2.2/3' and 2' pitch. The Salicional would generally also be available at 8' and 4'. As well as the usual extensions there would usually be a = stop marked "8' Quintadena", which consisted of the Bourdon rank at 8' and = 2.2/3' pitches. There would also be an "8' Oboe" or sometimes "8' Orchestral = Oboe" stop which consisted of the 8' Salicional plus the Bourdon at 2.2/3' (sometimes also with the Bourdon at 4'). How well this works usually depends on how sizzly the string is. The more orchestral the better, so I can well understand what you say about the Binns. Obviously you are one of those organists who does what I advocate -- experimenting and listening to the results!   John Speller     "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: Searching for a Publisher From: "David Carter" <davidorganist2002@yahoo.com> Date: Wed, 21 May 2003 09:53:53 -0700 (PDT)   Dear Pipechatters - A member on Choralist is looking for the publisher, distributor, etc. for = the following: "Joseph Dearest" arranged by Mack Wilberg. If anyone knows how to find this piece, = please respond privately.   Thanks David Carter Sacramento CA   P.S. Bud, my prayers are with you as you endure your various health = issues.     __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? The New Yahoo! Search - Faster. Easier. Bingo. http://search.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: Re: music, me, etc. From: "John & Fran Meyers" <jack-fran1@cox.net> Date: Wed, 21 May 2003 09:54:27 -0700   Bud, my thoughts are with you during this time. From your past letters, I gather you have some long time problems. It is so hard to give up an activity you love so much. Prayers and best wishes. Fran Meyers, Oceanside ----- Original Message ----- From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> To: "+mailing list, ANGLICAN-MUSIC" <anglican-music@list.stsams.org>; "organchat" <organchat@egroups.com>; "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Tuesday, May 20, 2003 10:20 PM Subject: music, me, etc.     > 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: "Bill Morton" <wjmwjm@mail.asisna.com> Date: Wed, 21 May 2003 11:30:08 -0700   --=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D_320354365= =3D=3D_.ALT Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"us-ascii"; format=3Dflowed   At 10:20 PM 5/20/2003 -0700, you wrote:   >Prayers, please. > >Bud   Hi, Bud. Have sensed from other messages that you've been having some problems health-wise. Our prayers are certainly with you.   Bill --=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D_320354365= =3D=3D_.ALT Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"us-ascii"   <html> <font size=3D3>At 10:20 PM 5/20/2003 -0700, you wrote:<br><br> <blockquote type=3Dcite class=3Dcite cite>Prayers, please.<br><br> Bud</blockquote><br> Hi, Bud.&nbsp; Have sensed from other messages that you've been having some problems health-wise.<br> Our prayers are certainly with you.&nbsp; <br><br> Bill </font></html>   --=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D_320354365= =3D=3D_.ALT--   --- [This E-mail scanned for viruses by Declude Virus]    
(back) Subject: Off - topic HELP needed From: "Andr=E9s G=FCnther" <agun@telcel.net.ve> Date: Wed, 21 May 2003 16:19:30 -0400   Andres Gunther agun@telcel.net.ve   Folks, Sorry to bother but I need to contact Mr. JONATHAN AMBROSINO for an urgent business matter, and since yesterday all my mails to him bounce back as "unwanted bulk mail". If anybody who knows him can tell him to check out = his AOL account I would be immensely grateful.   Eventual replies private to me please. Thanks a lot in advance Andres.        
(back) Subject: Re: Off - topic HELP needed From: "V. David Barton" <vdbarton@erols.com> Date: Wed, 21 May 2003 16:17:28 -0400   He's probably got his e-mail system set to filter out messages with a subject line of "urgent business matter," since that's what so many of = those Nigerian scam letters start with. Try changing your subject line to something more personal, and I'll bet it goes through.       ----- Original Message ----- From: "Andr=E9s G=FCnther" <agun@telcel.net.ve> To: <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Wednesday, May 21, 2003 4:19 PM Subject: Off - topic HELP needed     > Andres Gunther > agun@telcel.net.ve > > Folks, > Sorry to bother but I need to contact Mr. JONATHAN AMBROSINO for an = urgent > business matter, and since yesterday all my mails to him bounce back as > "unwanted bulk mail". If anybody who knows him can tell him to check out his > AOL account I would be immensely grateful. > > Eventual replies private to me please. > Thanks a lot in advance > Andres. > > > > > "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: unknown organ From: "Ryan C. Lander" <landerr@infoblvd.net> Date: Wed, 21 May 2003 19:26:37 -0400   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_00AE_01C31FCE.E5B1BAA0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Hi all- I stopped at a gentlemans sight who is working on a pipe =3D organ, and emailed him about my unknown organ. This is an excerpt of =3D that email :   "I can't say I can identify that other console, sorry to say, though the funky piston spacing (i.e., pistons located around those spots in the manual where there's a black key missing) has been spotted before in consoles made by Charles Viner, who was also a New York area company, as I recall...of course, Page in Lima, Ohio did something =3D similar. Hmmm."   I hadnt really noticed this before- but now that I look around- Most =3D organs I see have 'normally' spaced pistons... and not like my 'funky' =3D spaced ones. Maybe this will open up a lead or two (or 10, hey I can be = =3D optomistic !)   Anyone seen other organs with 'funky spaced' pistons and possibly recal = =3D the makers name ?   Thanks !   Ryan   ------=3D_NextPart_000_00AE_01C31FCE.E5B1BAA0 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>Hi all-&nbsp;&nbsp; I stopped at a = =3D gentlemans sight=3D20 who is working on a pipe organ, and emailed him about my unknown =3D organ.&nbsp;=3D20 This is an excerpt of that email :</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>"<FONT face=3D3D"Times New Roman" =3D size=3D3D3>I can't say I=3D20 can identify that other console, sorry to<BR>say, though the funky =3D piston=3D20 spacing (i.e., pistons located around those<BR>spots in the manual where = =3D there's=3D20 a black key missing) has been spotted<BR>before in consoles made by =3D Charles=3D20 Viner, who was also a New York area<BR>company, as I recall...of course, = =3D Page in=3D20 Lima, Ohio did something similar.<BR>Hmmm."</FONT></FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>I hadnt really noticed this before- = but =3D now that I=3D20 look around-&nbsp; Most organs I see have 'normally' spaced pistons... =3D and not=3D20 like my 'funky' spaced ones.&nbsp; Maybe this will open up a lead or two = =3D (or 10,=3D20 hey I can be optomistic !)</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Anyone seen other organs with 'funky = =3D spaced'=3D20 pistons and possibly recal the makers name ?</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Thanks !<BR></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Ryan</DIV></FONT></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_00AE_01C31FCE.E5B1BAA0--    
(back) Subject: Futurama From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Thu, 22 May 2003 01:20:38 +0100 (BST)   Hello,   I had another "muse" moment, largely because I was digging around in organ history once again.   I then had a moment of introspection and asked myself a question, "Did any of the great romantic builders look backwards over their shoulders?"   Perhaps expanding this a little, we should ask another question.   "Other than for specialist authentic performances, why are we attempting to replicate history all the time?"   Now before we get into a heated debate about neo-classicism and the organ-reform lobby, I am NOT talking about the re-discovery of sound, chorus-led organ design, which most, if not all, would accept as the outstanding benefit of replicating a more historic style of instrument.   Let's go back in time to discover futurama!   When Gabler fitted Bells, Birds and Thunder-stops at Weingarten, was he attempting to replicate history, or was he responding to new wave music?   Equally, when American organ-builders expanded the stop lists with French Horns, big impact Trumpets and some superb solo voices....especially those of Skinner....were they being historical or simply reacting to musical trends?   Why, for instance, should Father Willis (who was well aware of German chorus-work) choose the path of stringy chorus-work and very dominant reeds of superlative quality?   Did Arthur Harrison give a hoot for "tradition" when he followed the advice of Lt Col George Dixon?   Get my drift folks?   If we look at creative music in the 21st century; by which I mean musical composition, then it perfectly clear to me that electronic sounds feature strongly in both classical and not so classical music. Just listen to a modern film score, and hear how digital creativity blends with traditional instrumentation.....and some of it actually works.   Music schools and colleges have embraced electronic music as an art-form.   Let's not get into a ridiculous debate about digital toasters v. pipes.....each have their special merits, even from a musical point of view!   In other words, is there a future for digital voices (or any other sort of sound production technique) which do not set out to imitate the sound of pipes?   I mentioned in a recent post, that a slap bass guitar would sound wonderful aainst organ chorus work....it has all the ingredients of a pedal reed, but with added percussiveness and expression.   At the very least, we could all benefit from a Harpsichord stop or two, which isn't difficult to replicate digitally. A piano wouldn't go amiss too, and may well keep some organists in employment!   But more importantly, what sort of voices would YOU create by digital (or none digital) means, which would blend nicely with true organ tone, but owe nothing to the organ or any other traditional instrument?   Do we have any budding Rudolph Wurlitzer's in our midst?   For my part, I want a swarm of mosquitos, such as Quentin Maclean created on a Wurlitzer using the Kinura rank, when he performed "The Mosquito Parade" This would have the added advantage of the organist being able to empty any building in a few seconds!   My second choice would be a Glass Harmonica. That would sound beautiful with Celestes.   We require imagination!   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK     __________________________________________________ It's Samaritans' Week. Help Samaritans help others. Call 08709 000032 to give or donate online now at = http://www.samaritans.org/support/donations.shtm  
(back) Subject: Re: Tuning knife trouble From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> Date: Wed, 21 May 2003 19:37:54 -0500     ----- Original Message ----- From: "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Tuesday, May 20, 2003 9:40 PM Subject: Re: Tuning knife trouble     > 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   .... if that doesn't work ... it is probably because you are pointing it toward magnetic north while hitting it. Make sure you point it east-west while hitting it.   John Speller    
(back) Subject: Re: Tuning knife trouble From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> Date: Wed, 21 May 2003 19:39:18 -0500   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Andr=E9s G=FCnther" <agun@telcel.net.ve> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Wednesday, May 21, 2003 8:23 AM Subject: RE: Tuning knife trouble     > Andres Gunther > agun@telcel.net.ve > > > 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) :-)) > > ...unless you know how to re-temper the steel and re-plate it again :)   Amen to that. Don't go heating it, or you will undoubtedly untemper it.     John Speller      
(back) Subject: Re: Futurama From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Wed, 21 May 2003 20:41:46 -0400   On 5/21/03 8:20 PM, "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:   > A piano wouldn't go amiss too, > and may well keep some organists in employment!   In all innocence I have to ask: How does the legato pedal work in such a stop? And une corde, or whatever it's called?   Alan