PipeChat Digest #3707 - Thursday, May 29, 2003
 
Re: that pesky Wicks
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Re: that pesky Wicks
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Re: recovering one's property
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: recovering one's property
  by "Kealypaul" <kealypaul@yahoo.com>
Urning a living
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: Whitlock
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Untersatz...
  by "littlebayus@yahoo.com" <littlebayus@yahoo.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: that pesky Wicks From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Thu, 29 May 2003 00:58:35 EDT     --part1_6a.3167fc96.2c06ed7b_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Hi Blueeyed:   Who ever told you that a Wicks can't be revoiced are NOT your friends, nor would they have a clue of how to go about it. Most of your problems seem to be in the console and the relays. The reeds are some of the best made in the industry. My advice is to talk to an organ builder with a good track record, and knows what he's talking about. Sure, everyone wants to build a new organ, but churches are not bottomless pits of money. Sad to say, some in the organ business trash old organs simply because they don't have the knowledge to rebuild them. Talk to Jon in Aspen, CO, he certainly knows better than that. He's a member of the list and can straighten you out on all this. Felix Hell has played at his church two or three times, 2M 30 ranks used.   I would be very wary of people who would tell you such nonsense in the first place, or lie to you and say it's a lost cause. Don't believe that for a minute. Sounds like a toaster pitch anyway. Check around, some of the big companies are starved for rebuilding work, so are the smaller shops. Don't let people lie to you. Your organ can be put in brand new condition for half the cost of a new one, new voicing and all.   Ron Severin   --part1_6a.3167fc96.2c06ed7b_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 Blueeyed:<BR> <BR> Who ever told you that a Wicks can't be revoiced are NOT<BR> your friends, nor would they have a clue of how to go about<BR> it. Most of your problems seem to be in the console and<BR> the relays. The reeds are some of the best made in the<BR> industry. My advice is to talk to an organ builder with a<BR> good track record, and knows what he's talking about. Sure,<BR> everyone wants to build a new organ, but churches are not<BR> bottomless pits of money. Sad to say, some in the organ<BR> business trash old organs simply because they don't have<BR> the knowledge to rebuild them. Talk to Jon in Aspen, CO,<BR> he certainly knows better than that. He's a member of the list<BR> and can straighten you out on all this. Felix Hell has played<BR> at his church two or three times, 2M 30 ranks used.<BR> <BR> I would be very wary of people who would tell you such<BR> nonsense in the first place, or lie to you and say it's a lost<BR> cause. Don't believe that for a minute. Sounds like a toaster<BR> pitch anyway. Check around, some of the big companies<BR> are starved for rebuilding work, so are the smaller shops.<BR> Don't let people lie to you. Your organ can be put in brand<BR> new condition for half the cost of a new one, new voicing and all.<BR> <BR> Ron Severin</FONT></HTML>   --part1_6a.3167fc96.2c06ed7b_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: that pesky Wicks From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Thu, 29 May 2003 01:31:52 EDT     --part1_1e4.9ddf5df.2c06f548_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Blueeyed:   Just cursory look at the specification it appears to have the Willis/ Wicks influence. The choir is crying for the mutations to be straight, a fourth rank added to the great mixture, leave the rest alone. The choir gamba is probably intended as a small diapason rather than a soft string. Voice it as a geigen.   Henry Willis was over here working with several builders and especially Wicks. You may have an unusual historical Wicks on your hands. If you have room on the great for the choir Clarinet, duplex it there for French period music against the choir mutations and unison flutes.   Use monkey quints for the 32' untersatz and leave the diapasons at 16' alone as Bud suggested. the harmonic flute 4' on the great can be an 8' also using 12 stopped pipes. I'd do that for the 19th and 20th century French liturature.   You have a lot going for you with this organ, believe me.   Ron Severin   --part1_1e4.9ddf5df.2c06f548_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">Blueeyed:<BR> <BR> Just cursory look at the specification it appears to have the Willis/<BR> Wicks influence. The choir is crying for the mutations to be<BR> straight, a fourth rank added to the great mixture, leave the rest<BR> alone. The choir gamba is probably intended as a small diapason<BR> rather than a soft string. Voice it as a geigen.<BR> <BR> Henry Willis was over here working with several builders and<BR> especially Wicks. You may have an unusual historical Wicks<BR> on your hands. If you have room on the great for the choir<BR> Clarinet, duplex it there for French period music against the <BR> choir mutations and unison flutes.<BR> <BR> Use monkey quints for the 32' untersatz and leave the diapasons <BR> at 16' alone as Bud suggested. the harmonic flute 4' on the great<BR> can be an 8' also using 12 stopped pipes. I'd do that for the 19th<BR> and 20th century French liturature.<BR> <BR> You have a lot going for you with this organ, believe me.<BR> <BR> Ron Severin</FONT></HTML>   --part1_1e4.9ddf5df.2c06f548_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: recovering one's property From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Thu, 29 May 2003 07:00:17 +0100 (BST)   Hello,   Mmmmmm! No wonder you have so many attorneys.   Over here, we just put a padlock on the door and claim that we have a "lien" on property......it usually works.   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK   --- quilisma@socal.rr.com wrote: > I've been on both sides of this (chuckle) ... on the > one side, you MAY > NOT attach someone's property for non-payment of > rent, accounts > receivable, or any OTHER reason WITHOUT A JUDGMENT     __________________________________________________ Yahoo! Plus - For a better Internet experience http://uk.promotions.yahoo.com/yplus/yoffer.html  
(back) Subject: Re: recovering one's property From: "Kealypaul" <kealypaul@yahoo.com> Date: Wed, 28 May 2003 23:08:39 -0700 (PDT)   Leining, Leining, safe and secure from all alarms, eh, Colin?   __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Calendar - Free online calendar with sync to Outlook(TM). http://calendar.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: Urning a living From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Thu, 29 May 2003 07:37:27 +0100 (BST)   Hello,   I was deep in thought late last night, and yet, pipechat wandered into my thoughts. Here I am in the UK, and I know nothing much about the people to whom I variously proclaim, pontificate, share jokes with and tell stories.....God knows, we even get around to music from time to time.   It reminds me of the middle-aged chap I knew who took his mother on holiday each year. They flew across continents, boarded luxury cruise ships, went to exotic climates and partook of the high life.   Now I didn't KNOW that he did this.   It was only when he had a motor accident that I heard of the catastrophe.   Catapulted from the rear seat, the unfortunate lady shot through the windscreen at high speed and rolled down the motorway never to be seen again. The only evidence to her existence was the lid of the urn in which she was kept, and the empty leather hold-all which had been her travelling home for nigh on four years. Thus, in death, she had enjoyed a spectacular life style which she never enjoyed during her life.   Sadly, she now rests somewhere on a French motorway between Dijon and the German border.   I thought I KNEW this chap, but there were clearly things of which I was unaware.........   So if any pipechatters would like to volunteer a bit of personal information, or tell us about the organs they play regularly, we would all be much the wiser and much less surprised when anything dramatic happens and we have to write an obituary or a personal testimonial to the local Sheriff's Office.   Just a thought.   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK             __________________________________________________ Yahoo! Plus - For a better Internet experience http://uk.promotions.yahoo.com/yplus/yoffer.html  
(back) Subject: Re: Whitlock From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Thu, 29 May 2003 02:52:49 EDT     --part1_1ed.9cb37cb.2c070841_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 5/27/03 8:42:11 AM Eastern Daylight Time, dillardm@airmail.net writes:     > Sunday is Percy Whitlock's 100th birthday - anyone planning anything for = it? > First Baptist - Gainesville, Fl will hear....   Prelude: Pastorale (Psalm 23) Offertory: Duetto (Psalm 55) Postlude: Exultemus (Psalm 81)   ..... from Seven Sketches for Organ (Book 1)   Bruce Cornely, organist 1975 Casavant (spec/photos at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502 )     Bruce, with Miles, Molly and Degui in the Muttastery at Howling Acres http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502   FEED AN ANIMAL FOR FREE <A = HREF=3D"http://tinyurl.com/2j5i">http://tinyurl.com/2j5i</A> (please it'll = only take a minute!)     --part1_1ed.9cb37cb.2c070841_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 = 5/27/0=3D 3 8:42:11 AM Eastern Daylight Time, dillardm@airmail.net writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3D3DCITE style=3D3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-=3D LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">Sunday is Percy = Whitlock's=3D20=3D 100th birthday - anyone planning anything for it? <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3D3 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D3D"Ar=3D ial" LANG=3D3D"0"></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D3D"Ar=3D ial" LANG=3D3D"0">First Baptist - Gainesville, Fl &nbsp;will hear.... <BR> <BR>Prelude: &nbsp;Pastorale &nbsp;(Psalm 23) <BR>Offertory: &nbsp;Duetto &nbsp;&nbsp;(Psalm 55) <BR>Postlude: &nbsp;Exultemus &nbsp;(Psalm 81) <BR> <BR>.... from Seven Sketches for Organ (Book 1) <BR> <BR>Bruce Cornely, organist <BR>1975 Casavant (spec/photos at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502 ) <BR> <BR> <BR>Bruce, with Miles, Molly and Degui &nbsp;in the Muttastery at Howling = Ac=3D res http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502 = &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <BR> <BR>FEED AN ANIMAL FOR FREE <A = HREF=3D3D"http://tinyurl.com/2j5i">http://tinyu=3D rl.com/2j5i</A> (please it'll only take a minute!) <BR></FONT></HTML>   --part1_1ed.9cb37cb.2c070841_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Untersatz... From: "littlebayus@yahoo.com" <littlebayus@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 29 May 2003 00:06:32 -0700 (PDT)   Mention was made recently in a post about an Untersatz 32'...   Is an Untersatz always made of metal? Or is it sometimes made of wood?   In what was is it like or not like a Bourdon?   A sincere, inquiring mind would like to know...   Best wishes to all...     Morton Belcher   fellow list member...   __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Calendar - Free online calendar with sync to Outlook(TM). http://calendar.yahoo.com