PipeChat Digest #4443 - Monday, April 19, 2004
 
Samuel Warren Canadian organs
  by "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com>
Re: PIPE ORGAN ON EBAY - the fallout continues to fall [x-posted]
  by <RMB10@aol.com>
FELIX HELL Concert-Lansdale PA-Fri 5/14/04 (x-posted)
  by "Eric Gombert" <egombert@comcast.net>
Concert (X-posted) (Long)
  by "Will Light" <will.light@btinternet.com>
Our Savior's, Milwaukee, Program Report and Audio Sample
  by <rohrwerk@seboldt.net>
Re: PipeChat Digest #4440 - 04/17/04
  by "keyplayr" <keyplayr@telus.net>
Re: PipeChat Digest #4440 - 04/17/04
  by "keyplayr" <keyplayr@telus.net>
U. S. Patent Office online
  by "Charlie Lester" <crlester@137.com>
Nova Scotia Pipe Organs
  by "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca>
"Gems in the Rough" [x-posted]
  by "Charlie Lester" <crlester@137.com>
 

(back) Subject: Samuel Warren Canadian organs From: "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com> Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 05:29:13 -0400   I have a listing of Warren pipe organs in Quebec, also Napoleon Dery & Casavant, but my list does not cover the Maritimes. Judy Ollikkala  
(back) Subject: Re: PIPE ORGAN ON EBAY - the fallout continues to fall [x-posted] From: <RMB10@aol.com> Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 08:03:29 EDT   Charlie wrote : >Most of the people there had never heard this kind of music >played on a pipe organ. Several of the other organists >("Hammondistes") smirked at me with skeptical bemusement as >I made my way up to the organ loft; but then gave me great >smiles, hugs, back-slaps, and "AMENS" of admiration >afterward. One of them said, "I just COULD NOT BELIEVE how >that pipe organ fills the place up with sound --- it seems >to just come from everywhere at once! I sure wish we had a >pipe organ in my church! You-all really are bless-sed!!"   Regarding Charlie's revival music, I have had the same kind of experience with the pipe organ. I have seen people who have only heard and play = Hammonds literally have tears falling from their eyes when they hear (and feel!) = the pipe organ for the first time. There is a mganificence that a Hammond just = can't match. This is not to bash Hammonds, because I love Hammonds--I have a pristine vintage B3 in my home with a Leslie 122 (I can have some = "chu'ch" in my living room thanks to www.VintageHammond.com), but the application of a = Hammond and a pipe organ is totally different. At my church, even on a lot of = lusher gospel pieces, we use the pipe organ to "fill," padding with strings and softer flutes, while the Hammond does it's thing and the piano and rhythm = section do their thing. It's an interesting effect, but we are one of those = strange churches that have the trained musicians that can do both styles of music. = Most churches are forced to do one style or the other because that's all the musicians can do, so that's what the church ends up having to endure, but = that isn't always what the congregation or pastor wants, however, in a smaller = church, usually they don't have the financial means to hire someone who can do = both styles or hire a classically trained person who has the ear to be able to = pick up gospel. (Oh, what am I thinking--most classical musicians wouldn't = lower themselves to do that!) On the other hand, there are some = African-American churches who primarily do classical/traditional music with pipe organs or = classical electronic/digital organs and rarely do any gospel music.   We hosted a church music workshop at my church the past few years, and at = all the choral music reading sessions, the pipe organ was used, because many = of the people there had never heard a pipe organ before. When we sang hymns, = the pipe organ led the hymns. The tears running down the faces of those in = the congregation spoke of not only what kind of power a hymn has versus a = chorus, but also what kind of power a pipe organ has to help raise the roof and = get inside a person's soul.   I'm still laughing at the after service remarks that Charlie got. He = wrote me privately and told me what one off the remarks was--it was rather = politcally incorrect--but hysterically funny, but it goes to prove that Charlie can switch gears and go from Classical to Gospel at the the drop of a hat and = that the people he was playing for love it! He obviously ministered to them on = both the pipe organ and the Hammond, and after all, that's what it's all about!   Monty Bennett Friendship Baptist Church Charlotte, NC    
(back) Subject: FELIX HELL Concert-Lansdale PA-Fri 5/14/04 (x-posted) From: "Eric Gombert" <egombert@comcast.net> Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 08:12:33 -0400   Felix Hell will perform on the III/70 Martin Ott pipe organ (www.martinottpipeorgan.com) at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lansdale, PA (www.trinitylansdale.com) on     Friday, May 14, 2004 at 8:00 p.m.     Lansdale is just a short distance North of Philadelphia, directions available from Trinity's website.   Organ specification available on either website.   Tickets are $10 Send payment (check to: Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church), please = include telephone # or email address in case of questions, and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:   Concert Tickets Trinity Lutheran Church 1000 W Main St Lansdale PA 19446   (requests received after April 30 will be held at will-call)   Eric G. Gombert Director of Music 215.368.1710   -----   PROGRAM:   Vincent Luebeck (1654-1740) Prelude E Major   Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707) Prelude, Fugue and Ciaconna, C Major, BuxWV 137   Nikolaus Bruhns (1665-1697) Prelude E Minor (large setting)   Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Toccata, Adagio and Fugue C Major, BWV 564 Prelude and Fugue D Major, BWV 532   INTERMISSION   Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) Sonata No. 3, A Major, op. 65 Con moto maestoso Andante tranquillo   Marcel Dupre(1886-1971) Prelude and Fuge B Major, op. 7   Enjott Schneider (*1950) Toccata "Schlafes Bruder"   Cesar Franck (1822-1890) Prelude, Fugue and Variation   Franz Liszt (1811-1886) Prelude and Fugue on B-A-C-H          
(back) Subject: Concert (X-posted) (Long) From: "Will Light" <will.light@btinternet.com> Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 13:21:32 +0100   I thought I must tell you about the most wonderful uplifting concert = which Ros and I went to last night. It was the 21st Birthday Gala Concert of = the National Youth Choir. It was held in the Symphony Hall in Birmingham. = One of Ros's former singing pupils and her husband came and stayed overnight, because there were rehearsals for this on Saturday and Sunday morning, = and the performance was on Sunday night. They were both in the National = Youth Choir and now Laura sings in Laudibus, which is a smaller group formed = from former members of the Youth Choir. On the stage were The National Childrens Choir, The National Youth = Training Choir (those in training for the NYC), The National Youth Choir, and the Reunion Choir - members of the NYC during the past 21 years who had = returned for the weekend. Altogether about 500 voices. It was heartening just to see so many young people interested in choral singing. The first item in the programme was absolutely stunning and brought = tears to my eyes - Handel: Zadok the Priest - conducted by the NYC's President, = Sir David Willcocks, and accompanied on the new Clais Symphony organ by = Matthew Owens. It was absolutely GLORIOUS! 500 voices singing as one. Such precision, such power, such dynamic expression! Wonderful! The programme as one would expect for such an occasion was widely = varying in musical styles and included: Shultz: German Magnificat Vaughan Williams: Song of the Tree of Life Kodaly: Dancing Song Mendelssohn: Kyrie John Powell: My Lagan Love Ken Burton: In that great Getting up Morning Britten: The Evening Primrose and The Ballad of Green Broom Mendelssohn: Hora Est and that was just the first half! After the interval we had Rutter: Choral Fanfare - conducted by John Rutter himself!! It was, to parody a margarine advert, "Utterly Rutterly" Pearsall: Lay a Garland Rachmaninov: Bogoroditse Dievo and Shestopsalmiie (from The Vespers) Frank Martin: Sanctus from Mass Richard Allain: Christ's Love Song (Specially written for the occasion = and the composer came on to take a bow) Then the only bit of the programme which didn't gel with me- The NYC = sang Bach: Organ Fugue - the Swingle Singers arrangement. They did it = extremely well, but when we are sitting looking at what is probably one of the = finest new organs in Europe, it seemed a bit unnecessary really - I'd rather = have heard it on the organ! My reception of this was rather luke warm, and = Ros dug me in the ribs and said - "don't be so miserable, you old purist!" Laudibus - the small select group of about 16 singers then gave us: Byrd: Laudibus in Sanctis Edenroth: Chile con Carne - great fun! Then to finish their spot, the programme said: Joel: arr. Chilcott: And So It Goes (with guest artists) Before this item, it was said that a young man who had sung the baritone solo in the Rachmaninov would like to say a few words. He said that he = had been asked to speak on behalf of the returning "old choristers" of NYC, = he having been a member during the late 70s and early 80s and having gone = on to make singing his career. He said he would rather sing than speak, = however, but that he was not much of a soloist these days, being a member of an ensemble. He had managed to persuade them to come and join him though - = and who should walk on but "The King's Singers" They did two or three = wonderful numbers - Bobby Shaftoe, A Romantic Affair, and then accompanied by = Laudibus the Billy Joel number! Brought the house down! The evening concluded with an incredible piece by John Hearne: "The = Seagull" in which groups of singers had to make seagull noises in the background = - it was just like being by the ocean- and finally an African chant, arranged = by NYC's director of music, Michael Brewer, Hamba Lulu - a wild = extravaganza! It was one of those night one will never forget! If those youngsters all = go on to pursue singing in either a professional or amateur capacity, then = the future of choral music in the UK is assured. They probably won't be = doing it in churches, more's the pity, but at least the art won't be allowed to = die.=20   If you'd like to see more about the organ, or take a virtual peek at the hall, which is stunning in itself, go to www.symphonyhall.co.uk and have = a look.   Will   Will Light Coventry UK     -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of = Judy A. Ollikkala Sent: 19 April 2004 10:29 To: pipechat Subject: Samuel Warren Canadian organs   I have a listing of Warren pipe organs in Quebec, also Napoleon Dery & Casavant, but my list does not cover the Maritimes. Judy Ollikkala "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: Our Savior's, Milwaukee, Program Report and Audio Sample From: <rohrwerk@seboldt.net> Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 07:34:49 -0500   The April 18 program by my wife Mary and I at Our Savior's Lutheran, = Milwaukee, was well received by a modest but enthusiastic crowd - our choice of = Sunday afternoon, as opposed to the Friday nights that most other performers in = the series picked, meant a crowd about 1/3 smaller, according to Gary Wood, = resident organist! Also, the nice spring weather that began this week meant the = organ was suddenly all over the map in tuning, with no time to retouch reeds. Oh, = well.   This 1963 Casavant was fun to play, despite some of the renovation/repair = needs after 40 years of no major work - the point of this recital series was = indeed to raise money for this purpose. The general plan is for mechanical overhaul = first (a flaky combination action, key contacts out of adjustment, etc), = followed by some reed work. The room is reasonably warm, with plans to improve it over = time - some reflective acoustic paint has been applied to the ceilings of the = transepts, with plans for more on the nice barrel vault (unfortunately now a sonic = sponge).   I put one audio sample on the website listing of the program and organ = spec - the 3rd movement of Widor's Fifth, a nice movement showing the decent = foundation sounds, and a round rolling pedal Contra Bass 16' - no 32's yet, = unfortunately, but that will be addressed electronically down the line.   http://www.seboldt.net/annunciation/oursavior/   Enjoy!   John Seboldt Milwaukee, WI        
(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #4440 - 04/17/04 From: "keyplayr" <keyplayr@telus.net> Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 08:05:45 -0700   on 04/04/17 2:01, PipeChat at pipechat@pipechat.org wrote: ----------------------- > > Subject: Hook & Hastings in Nova Scotia??? > From: "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca> > Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 19:29:21 -0300 > > Re: Greek Orthodox Organs while surfing the web for Pipe Organs(of = Course) > I came across this page with a reference to a Hook Organ being in Nova = Scotia > any ideas to where thsi Organ would have been located. > heres the exerpt from the page Im about to link > "The oboe stop, mysteriously missing for many years, was replaced by an > authentic set from a defunct Hook & Hastings organ in Nova Scotia." > http://www.oldchurch.org/organ.html > > > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > > Subject: Re: Hook & Hastings in Nova Scotia??? > From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> > Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 18:38:37 -0500 >     VERY INTERESTING INFO! I have been a casual compiler of <extant> pipe organs (and their precursors) in Nova Scotia for almost 50 years. = Perusing the OHS List I offer the following observations:   > Cathedral, Antigonish 2/18 Op. 759, 1874 This organ, having had a long and distinguished history in St.Ninian's, = was carefully restored in the 80s and to my knowledge was never tampered with = so the mysterious OBOE is not likely to have come from that source.   > St. Anne's Episcopal Church, Glace Bay 2/19 Op. 2232, 1910 There are NO official <Episcopal> churches in Canada and in fact there = were none elsewhere until the Boston Tea Party was enjoyed. 8-) There WAS a huge wooden St.Anne's RC Church in Glace Bay but its organ was = a Casavant (III/32) installed in 1910 a TWIN to an instrument installed in = the same year in St.Andrew's Presbyterian (now United) Church in nearby = Sydney. The latterafter a new console and many additions is still playing and the major recital instrument in the area. St.Anne's (with its fine organ) = was destroyed by fire in the mid-80s. Their new glass-and-steel building is graced by a quite decent Karl Wilhelm tracker unfortunately played mostly = by pianist-nuns and their piano-class students who tie bits of colored yarn = to the stop knobs to indentify the <nice> and <nasty> sounds!!!   > Insane Hospital, Halifax 1/10 Op. 755, 1874 Building was not standing in 1949 when I first arrived in Halifax and I = have never heard mention of a chapel, auditorium or organ in that connection. The School for the Blind (1884) had a fine Casavant (3/46) which, when the school was razed was placed in storage until some nincompoop government bean-counter decided that the storage costs for <<some bits of mody = lumber>> weren't justified and had it trucked to the landfill and ground up for compost! (8-(((   > St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral ((now Basilica)), Halifax, 2/31 Op. = 345, 1864 Some time early in the 20th c. Casavant installed a 4man followed by a 3m; damaged by fire in 1980s and fully restored a year or so after. It wld be interesting to find out where the old H&H went __ I've never heard = ANYthing about it although I lived in Halifax for over 20 years and was very active in the RCCO and kept close contacts with local builders.   > Scotch Presbyterian Church, Halifax, 2/19 Op. 344, 1864 Although I have never heard that moniker, I would assume from local = history that this is what has been called for as long as I can recall St.David's Presbyterian Church (the most-established <Scotch> sic, families STILL attend there). At the time I was an organ student I took my lessons on = the organ there which was a Casavant (4/61) with a gallery division which = looked suspiciously UN-Casavant-ly. Rebuilt in the late 6os by Hill, Norman & Beard with many tonal changes (R. Mark Fairhead) and the addition of En Chamades to the gallery organ.   > Methodist Church, Wolfsville, 1/11 Op. 2334, 1913 Methodist Churches ceased to exist in Canada in 1926 - closed or re-named after church union - and since (as ancient as I am) my memory does not = reach back that far I can't place a building which might have been the = <Methodist Church> in WolfEville. There was no extant H&H in my days there but it could have been swallowed up in one of the several larger Casavants in = that town or it could have found itself transported to any one of hundreds of small historic colonial churches scattered throughout the Annapolis Valley = - a quite likely scenario.   > Congregational Church, Yarmouth, 2/23 Op. 1113, 1882 This, of all, would be the most likely spot for H&H since the extremely brisk tarde between Nova Scotia and New England was never brisker on this end than it was in Yarmouth (still the NS terminus for TWO ferry routes running to the US). I believe this church (also having disappeared denominationally with Church Union in 1926) is now known as Beacon United Church. Their historic building and historically strong music program as well as their Congregational connections to the US would indicate that = they would have desired and appreciated an H&H instrument. I have never had = the opportunity to inspect what is there now. I heard via the grapevine that = it was a Casavant but again might have been a Casavant enlargement of the original.   MY GUESS for the mysterious OBOE rank is the <Insane Assylum> as, unless some quirk of history intervened, the others would have been considered too-valuable as playing instruments and would have been preserved intact.   Freeman Dryden       > Daniel Hopkins wrote: > >> while surfing the web for Pipe Organs(of Course) >> I came across this page with a reference to a Hook Organ being in >> Nova Scotia >> any ideas to where thsi Organ would have been located. >> heres the exerpt from the page Im about to link >> "The oboe stop, mysteriously missing for many years, was replaced by >> an authentic set from a defunct Hook & Hastings organ in Nova Scotia." >> http://www.oldchurch.org/organ.html > > > > > > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > > Subject: Re: Hook & Hastings in Nova Scotia > From: "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca> > Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 21:54:26 -0300 > > WOW , Im sure I have heard Alan Reesor tell me that the Hook in = ANtigonish > still exists in its original home, I think St. Annes in Glace Bay Burned > down > THe insane Hospital was most likely destroyed in the Halifax Explosion = of > 1917 > St. Marys Basilica in Halifax has a Casavant(unimpressive looking) > building survived the explosion, windows were destroyed but new ones = were > installed. > Many churches in Halifax were destroyed in 1917, I know of alot of = Pipe > Organs seriously rearranged by the explosion. > The Methodist Church in Wolfville may have merged to form the United > Church.I think the Organ that was removed from there a couple years ago = was > a tubular Pneumatic Casavant so Im not sure what happened with the hook = in > the old building > I am not sure what building if it survives was the Congregational = Church in > Yarmouth Chances are if the church disolved and wasnt taken over by = another > group, thsi Organ may be possibly with also the posibility of St Marys > could be the organ pipe donor of the pipes in question. I wonder if = there > is any real way of finding the true opus # the pipes came out of? > > Danielwh      
(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #4440 - 04/17/04 From: "keyplayr" <keyplayr@telus.net> Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 08:27:23 -0700   THANK YOU ANDREW, ((for List Members - a member of a distinguished family = of Nova Scotia organists and organ buffs)). You have confirmed some of my thoughts (written B4 I saw this message) and I agree that St.Mary's Casavant, while quite <unimpressive-looking> is indeed a FINE instrument = in a remarkably FINE acoustic (ALL stone, terazzo and hundred-year-old HARD plaster).   It has suffered, over the years, all sorts of indignities at the hands of people who should stay far away from organs but the fire in the 80s was a God-send in the sense that it provided impetus for a top-drawer = restoration (I believe either Casavant or Guilbault-Therrien) and heightened awareness of the parish and its officials to the treasure they possess. I believe = it is much more appreciated and much better cared for now than when I played = it as a student for weddings and fellow-students would play for $5 per mass = and when it was considered fair-game for visitors to <pinch> one of the = exposed, face-level Mixture pipes as a souvenir!   Freeman Dryden   > > And, while I agree that the Casavant in St. Mary's is not impressive > looking, IMHO it's one of the finest sounding organs in the city. > > Regards, > Andrew Barss > Halifax, Nova Scotia > > On Friday, April 16, 2004, at 09:54 PM, Daniel Hopkins wrote: > >> WOW , Im sure I have heard Alan Reesor tell me that the Hook in >> ANtigonish >> still exists in its original home, I think St. Annes in Glace Bay >> Burned >> down >> THe insane Hospital was most likely destroyed in the Halifax >> Explosion of >> 1917 >> St. Marys Basilica in Halifax has a Casavant(unimpressive looking) >> building survived the explosion, windows were destroyed but new ones >> were >> installed. >> Many churches in Halifax were destroyed in 1917, I know of alot of >> Pipe >> Organs seriously rearranged by the explosion. >> The Methodist Church in Wolfville may have merged to form the United >> Church.I think the Organ that was removed from there a couple years >> ago was >> a tubular Pneumatic Casavant so Im not sure what happened with the >> hook in >> the old building >> I am not sure what building if it survives was the Congregational >> Church in >> Yarmouth Chances are if the church disolved and wasnt taken over by >> another >> group, thsi Organ may be possibly with also the posibility of St Marys >> could be the organ pipe donor of the pipes in question. I wonder if >> there >> is any real way of finding the true opus # the pipes came out of? >> >> Danielwh >> >>> The Hook opus list (published by the OHS) has the following for Nova >> Scotia: >>> >>> Cathedral, Antigonish 2/18 Op. 759, 1874 >>> St. Anne's Episcopal Church, Glace Bay 2/19 Op. 2232, 1910 >>> Insane Hospital, Halifax 1/10 Op. 755, 1874 >>> St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral, Halifax, 2/31 Op. 345, 1864 >>> Scotch Presbyterian Church, Halifax, 2/19 Op. 344, 1864 >>> Methodist Church, Wolfsville, 1/11 Op. 2334, 1913 >>> Congregational Church, Yarmouth, 2/23 Op. 1113, 1882 >>> >>> 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 >> >> > > > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > > Subject: Re: Lemare Moonlight and Roses > From: "Alicia Zeilenga" <azeilenga@theatreorgans.com> > Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 23:49:03 -0500 > > lol, I remember having a conversation with my professor one Sunday > afternoon about Communion music. He said _anything_ sounds meditative > on the celestes with the trems and the box closed, so when he was my age > he used to practice trio sonatas during Communion. I am always tempted > to play "Johnny Is My Darlin'", but I haven't given in yet... > Alicia > > -----Original Message----- > From: Walter Greenwood <walterg@nauticom.net> > To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 22:59:09 -0400 > Subject: Re: Lemare Moonlight and Roses > > Boy, I used to be bad during >> communion - I've done Nirvana tunes many times completely undetected, >> and that's not the worst of it. It's amazing what you can hide in >> plain sight >> with soft celestes and a little rubato. But bear in mind - I play for >> the >> UMC, and we allow just about anything. I love this church. >> >> Cheers, >> WG > > > > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > > Subject: Re: Percy Fletcher's "Festival Toccata > From: <ProOrgo53@aol.com> > Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2004 01:33:37 EDT > > Many thanks! > > > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > End of PipeChat Digest > > "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: U. S. Patent Office online From: "Charlie Lester" <crlester@137.com> Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 08:38:31 -0700   http://www.uspto.gov/patft/index.html      
(back) Subject: Nova Scotia Pipe Organs From: "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca> Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 13:06:37 -0300   Yes, The Organ at St Mary's is a beautiful sounding instrument, and the accoustics are excellent. However Its a shame that hte visual part wasnt as appealing, , I cant remember exactly what kind of pipes were in the facade of sorts, to me = it looked to be like a spitzflote. am I correct seems to me looking at gallery its on the right side I think the Organ visually would have been more impressive if the pipes had been = of a polished tin instead of the dull zinc.   Freeman would you happen to know of what Organs were installed in the Catholic Church in Yarmouth and also Zion Baptist Church When I went there a few years ago, all that remained were quite nice stencilled facades, with speakers in the chambers, nothing else. I am going to Yarmouth tomorrow and will try to get info. but was = wondering if you may have any info. Im also trying to figure out what Organ was installed in the Baptist = Church in Clarks Harbour , Cape Sable Island In a history book of Cape Sable Island, I have seen a picture circa 1910. of the former Church before the Stone Church was built. an impressive = Pipe Organ looked to be a 1 manual with a facade of about 12 feet high 8feet wide and 4 or 5 feet deep. Nothing is mentioned about the Organ in the picture other then, when the new Church was built they didnt want the Pipe Organ and discarded it. To this Day , no pipe organ exist in the Stone Church. Up untill 1910 or so That Pipe Organ was the only Pipe Organ ever in Shelburne county , untill I brought mine to the county in 1998. Hope you may have some info Danielwh    
(back) Subject: "Gems in the Rough" [x-posted] From: "Charlie Lester" <crlester@137.com> Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 09:21:20 -0700   As further enticement to those who may not have looked at the eBay listing of the organ in Hope Community Church, I'd like to note a couple of the gems to be had from this instrument:   The Great Diapason 8' has WOOD basses - the bottom octave and a half or so. The lowest couple of pipes are knuckled. When was the last time you saw a wood 8-foot Diapason?! The bottom end has a beautiful, warm, solid tone. The scale is moderate, so it's not "hooty" or "tubby," just very satisfying and rich.   There's also a nice, and very old, rank of wooden flutes that are stoppered in the bass then open from about TG up. The pipes are hand-lettered in quaint old "school-teacher's" handwriting "Clar" -- presuming "Claribella." Who knows ... this may be pipework from the very hand of Kimball, Estey, Morton, Skinner....... it certainly is very old, and is a very sweet-sounding stop.   There are three ranks of strings that, with a little care, would make a beautiful 3-rank Celeste.   There's a unit flute in the swell, the upper 61 notes of which are a very lovely, fairly large scale Quintadena. Very sweet and smooth sounding with no chiffing. These pipes are fairly new.   The console is a newer two-manual Klann "tripper" action console (I'd guess early-mid 1960s going by aesthetics etc.). It is in excellent mechanical and cosmetic condition. It has a dark oak finish with a lovely matching roll-top.   The relay is a fairly new Peterson solid-state system. I don't know much about Peterson's stuff but I imagine it would not be too difficult to also upgrade the console action to solid-state if one were so inclined, although the present tripper system does work very well.   Again, surely SOMEONE could use some of these materials. The organ is not all that large; removing it would not be as huge an undertaking as you might think. The most challenging part would be shlepping around a circuitous hallway and down a wide flight of stairs. The console is compact and would easily fit through a standard doorway.   I sure do hope someone will avail themselves of this opportunity.   ~ ~~~ ~~~~~~~ Charlie Lester Trying not to get TOO "co-dependent" about this...