PipeChat Digest #4025 - Sunday, September 28, 2003
Cats in organs, was: Hammond Question
  by "Andr=E9s G=FCnther" <agunther@cantv.net>
Re: Wireless Consoles - Going Digital
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Re: Hymn Survey
  by <Myosotis51@aol.com>
Re: Compton Polyphone
  by "John Foss" <harfo32@yahoo.co.uk>

(back) Subject: Cats in organs, was: Hammond Question From: "Andr=E9s G=FCnther" <agunther@cantv.net> Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2003 23:06:16 -0400   Andres Gunther agunther@cantv.net   Dennis Steckley wrote on pipechat:   > One further bit of information......I do have cats who occasionally go > in and out of the organ through the hole for the swell pedal. The tone > cabinet is backless, but too close to the wall for them to get in there.   Mine too. To this day no trouble as long as they don't start to "mark territory" in the organ- the stuff they shoot out is rather corrosive. My practice organ is Solid State however- cat hair *could* cause some trouble if it gets into moving parts of older models. Best regards to your cats- they are careful; great music lovers; and keep mice, which make far more damage, away!   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: Re: Wireless Consoles - Going Digital From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2003 23:05:32 EDT   Bob:   I've just got to make this comment. I've never known a person more than willing to mix apples and oranges. The #22 wire comment was for old style relays with a great distance to travel. I wasn't even considering solid state and I think you knew that. You split hairs just to split hairs it seems, so you seem to always be right. What had my wire comment to do with solid state? Nothing! We are talking about 1920's technology. Solid state didn't become a reality for nearly 50 years after, unless Orson Wells visited Emerson Richards with his time machine. :)   Ron Severin    
(back) Subject: Re: Hymn Survey From: <Myosotis51@aol.com> Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2003 00:24:15 EDT   When I play for the local long-term care center (formerly the nursing = home), the top five favorites are:   1. Rock of Ages 2. Amazing Grace 3. What A Friend We Have In Jesus 4. How Great Thou Art 5. The Old Rugged Cross   After those, it's pretty much scattered throughout the hymnal, depending = on season.   Victoria Hedberg    
(back) Subject: Re: Compton Polyphone From: "John Foss" <harfo32@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2003 08:16:26 +0100 (BST)   Dear List, There are two photographs of the Compton Polyphone in St Mary Magdalene's, Paddington in my yahoo photo gallery http://uk.photos.yahoo.com/harfo32 This organ also has a harmonics of 32' mixture designed to go with the 16' trombone. Like Fleet Street, it is very effective in this resonant acoustic. John Foss   --- ScottFop@aol.com wrote: > > What exactly IS the difference between a standard > Pedal "Cornet" and a Compton "Polyphone?"     =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D www.johnfoss.gr http://groups.yahoo.com/group/orgofftop/ Topics of the week :50 years ago Potage Tournemire   ________________________________________________________________________ Want to chat instantly with your online friends? Get the FREE Yahoo! Messenger http://mail.messenger.yahoo.co.uk