PipeChat Digest #4213 - Monday, January 12, 2004
 
Re: Ringling organ
  by "Tom Hoehn" <thoehn@theatreorgans.com>
Re: Ringling organ
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Re: Tuben III rks.
  by <OrganMD@aol.com>
Westminster Hymnal (x post)
  by <Innkawgneeto@cs.com>
Re: Westminster Hymnal (x post)--S. Wolff
  by "Robert Lind" <lindr@core.com>
Re: Calvary Baptist Church, Manhattan
  by <Steskinner@aol.com>
Re: Calvary Baptist Church, Manhattan
  by <Innkawgneeto@cs.com>
Re: Calvary Baptist Church, Manhattan
  by "David Evangelides" <davide@theatreorgans.com>
Re: Funeral music
  by "F Richard Burt" <effarbee@verizon.net>
Today's Digest
  by "Charlie Lester" <crlester@137.com>
St. George's Hall, Liverpool samples for Hauptwerk
  by "Martin Dyde" <martin.dyde@hauptwerk.co.uk>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Ringling organ From: "Tom Hoehn" <thoehn@theatreorgans.com> Date: Sun, 11 Jan 2004 22:06:28 -0500   Merry -   please check the following site:   http://theareorgans.com/mtos/   The Ringling organ was rebuilt and maintained by the Manasota Chapter of ATOS --     Tom Hoehn, Organist http://theatreorgans.com/tomhoehn Roaring Twenties Pizza and Pipes (substitute)(4/42 Wurlitzer) First United Methodist Church, Clearwater, FL (4/98 Ruffati/Wicks/Rodgers) CFTOS/Manasota/OATOS/HiloBay/CIC-ATOS/VotS-ATOS/Dairyland-ATOS/AGO ----- Original Message ----- From: <MFoxy9795@aol.com> To: ""PipeChat"" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Sunday, January 11, 2004 9:55 PM Subject: Ringling organ     > While in Florida, I went to the Ringling Museum in Sarasota and saw the now unplayable Aeolian organ in the Ringlings' house Ca' d'Zan and was = sent the following about it: > > (also went to the Roaring 20s and heard (and saw) the Wurlitzer in = action. Great fun.) > > > Merry Foxworth > > > > =B4=A8=A8)) -:=A6:- > > =B8.=B7=B4 .=B7=B4=A8=A8)) > > ((=B8=B8.=B7=B4 ..=B7=B4 -:=A6:- > > > > An excerpt from Robert Giddings "Musical Quotes and Anecdotes", > > published in Longman Pocket Companions: > > "There let the pealing organ blow, > > To the full-voiced choir below, > > In service high, and anthems clear, > > As may with sweetness, through mine ear, > > Dissolve me into ecstasies, > > And bring all Heav'n before mine eyes". > > John Milton - Il Penseroso (1632). > > > > Open Door Realty > > Boston, MA 02131 > > 617 469-4888 x207 > > 877 865-1703 toll free > > http://www.opendoorrlty.com/ > > > ----- Original Message ----- > > From: "sharon roth" <sharot@comcast.net> > > To: <m.foxworth@verizon.net> > > Sent: Saturday, January 10, 2004 11:35 PM > > Subject: ringling organ > > > > > dear merry foxworth: i hope this information will prove = helpful...you had > > > asked about the organ during your tour of the john and mable = ringling > > museum > > > of art. this is the most we know. > > > we have really cold weather right now in sarasota, but i bet it's a lot > > more > > > so in roslindale, MA. > > > best to you...sharon roth > > > > > > The Ringling Organ was commissioned by John > > > and Mable in 1924 for installation at Ca d zan > > > during the construction of the winter residence. It is one of ten such > > > commissions of Aeolian Organ Company( which company is no longer in > > > business.) > > > The Ringling Aeolian organ has 2, 280 pipes, the diameter of which > > > range from 12" to the diameter of a lead pencil. The organ > > > pipes are housed in the building structure from the basement to the > > > balcony level on the south wall of the Court room and the > > > entire space of the court, 50'by65' is a sounding chambre for > > > this musical instrument. During the time that John and Mable > > > lived at their winter residence, contemporaries claim that > > > the music could be heard across the bay on the barrier island > > > of Long Boat Key. the last documented organ recital occurred > > > in Spring 1947 with RMA Director, A. Everett Austin > > > having engaged the well know Organist E. Power Briggs > > > to play for a " fund raising spectatcular" organized by Austin > > > at Ca d Zan. The Organ is in need of restoration and we are > > > advised that the cost to recommission the instrument is > > > $780, 000. Currently, the conservationists at RMA are in > > > consultation with staff at FSU, regarding the specifics > > > of such restorative eforts and the cost as well as the proper > > > rotation of the pipes which is done > > > periodically by the Museum. > > > > > > Sharon, all this information is gained from material given to > > > us from Conservation, Curators and the Department of > > > Education as well as , TheFLORIDA YEARS, D. Weeks > > > MAGICIAN OF > > THE MODERN, > > > Gaddis > > > > > > > > > Hope this helps. Love you lots. Edna > > > > > > > > > > "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: Ringling organ From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Sun, 11 Jan 2004 22:08:01 EST   Dear Merry:   Re: the Ringling organ:   I have never heard of rotating the pipes as the last statement suggests. Does this mean that they treat the pipes like tires, being cross rotated on a regular basis? ROTFLMAO I'm sure there must be a better explaination, but that is a humorous one. Three quarters of a million dollars seems like a lot to put less than 2,500 pipes back into playing condition.   See for yourself:   Subject: ringling organ > > > dear merry foxworth: i hope this information will prove helpful...you = had > > asked about the organ during your tour of the john and mable ringling > museum > > of art. this is the most we know. > > we have really cold weather right now in sarasota, but i bet it's a = lot > more > > so in roslindale, MA. > > best to you...sharon roth > > > > The Ringling Organ was commissioned by John > > and Mable in 1924 for installation at Ca d zan > > during the construction of the winter residence. It is one of ten = such > > commissions of Aeolian Organ Company( which company is no longer in > > business.) > > The Ringling Aeolian organ has 2, 280 pipes, the diameter of which > > range from 12" to the diameter of a lead pencil. The organ > > pipes are housed in the building structure from the basement to the > > balcony level on the south wall of the Court room and the > > entire space of the court, 50'by65' is a sounding chambre for > > this musical instrument. During the time that John and Mable > > lived at their winter residence, contemporaries claim that > > the music could be heard across the bay on the barrier island > > of Long Boat Key. the last documented organ recital occurred > > in Spring 1947 with RMA Director, A. Everett Austin > > having engaged the well know Organist E. Power Briggs > > to play for a " fund raising spectatcular" organized by Austin > > at Ca d Zan. The Organ is in need of restoration and we are > > advised that the cost to recommission the instrument is > > $780, 000. Currently, the conservationists at RMA are in > > consultation with staff at FSU, regarding the specifics > > of such restorative eforts and the cost as well as the proper > > rotation of the pipes which is done > > periodically by the Museum. > > > > Sharon, all this information is gained from material given to > > us from Conservation, Curators and the Department of > > Education as well as , TheFLORIDA YEARS, D. Weeks > > MAGICIAN OF > THE MODERN, > > Gaddis    
(back) Subject: Re: Tuben III rks. From: <OrganMD@aol.com> Date: Sun, 11 Jan 2004 22:17:01 EST   Bud, if the Tubas are all on unit chests, and the instrument has a modern solid state relay, the cost is only that of the Drawknob unit.   Bill Hesterman    
(back) Subject: Westminster Hymnal (x post) From: <Innkawgneeto@cs.com> Date: Sun, 11 Jan 2004 22:27:19 EST   Today on the radio program "With Heart and Voice", Richard Gladwell = mentioned this hymnal (it seems to be the authoritative RC hymnal of Britain). He played a couple stalwart hymntunes I immediately fell in love with.   Is this hymnal available in the US?   Also, is the organ music of Father Sebastian Wolf available in US?   Thanks a lot.   Neil by the Frozen Bay    
(back) Subject: Re: Westminster Hymnal (x post)--S. Wolff From: "Robert Lind" <lindr@core.com> Date: Sun, 11 Jan 2004 22:16:30 -0600   Per John Henderson's "A Directory of Composers for Organ:"   "Dom Sebastian Wolff, a monk and organist at Buckfast Abbey in Devon, = has composed many organ works of which nineteen have been recorded. = Though formally unpublished, they can be obtained from the Abbey."   I happened to hear the beginning of this program at 6 AM today as I = drove to church and was quite impressed with the first organ piece, = which I think was billed as a wedding march. I'd say it was in Eb, if my = sense of pitch and that of the organ's were in synch, and I'd like to = get it. Richard Gladwell said Fr. Wolff has been at the Abbey for 55 = years!   Bob Lind     ----- Original Message -----=20 From: Innkawgneeto@cs.com=20 To: anglican-music@list.stsams.org ; pipechat@pipechat.org=20 Sent: Sunday, January 11, 2004 9:27 PM Subject: Westminster Hymnal (x post)     Today on the radio program "With Heart and Voice", Richard Gladwell = mentioned this hymnal (it seems to be the authoritative RC hymnal of = Britain). He played a couple stalwart hymntunes I immediately fell in = love with.=20   Is this hymnal available in the US?=20   Also, is the organ music of Father Sebastian Wolf available in US? =20   Thanks a lot.   Neil by the Frozen Bay   =20   -------------------------------------------------------------------------= -----   This message scanned for viruses by Corecomm=20    
(back) Subject: Re: Calvary Baptist Church, Manhattan From: <Steskinner@aol.com> Date: Sun, 11 Jan 2004 23:22:23 EST   In a message dated 1/10/2004 4:39:17 PM Eastern Standard Time, = DudelK@aol.com writes: It's on the positions available list at agohq.org. Not as of 11 p.m. Sunday. Only 3 positions listed in the Far West.     Steven Skinner Minister of Music First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant Erie, PA    
(back) Subject: Re: Calvary Baptist Church, Manhattan From: <Innkawgneeto@cs.com> Date: Sun, 11 Jan 2004 23:29:36 EST   Only 3 positions listed in the Far West. Um, last I heard, New York City was not in the Far West.   (grinning and ducking)   Neil by the Frozen Bay    
(back) Subject: Re: Calvary Baptist Church, Manhattan From: "David Evangelides" <davide@theatreorgans.com> Date: Sun, 11 Jan 2004 20:59:03 -0800   Who was the most recent organist at Calvary, during the purchase of the new Wicks? Did the organist leave? I heard that the trumpet rank wasn't right and had to be returned for a rebuild. Since leaving as engineer in the 70's, I've lost touch.   David E   -----Original Message----- From: Alan Freed <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Subject: Calvary Baptist Church, Manhattan Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2004 14:09:44 -0500   I hear they're shopping for a full-time Director of Music.       David E   David Evangelides Fulfillment Manager International Bible Society Colorado Springs, CO 80921  
(back) Subject: Re: Funeral music From: "F Richard Burt" <effarbee@verizon.net> Date: Sun, 11 Jan 2004 23:07:17 -0600   Hello, Alan, et al: > > Alan, in most of the fundamentalist Protestant > > churches down here, hymns are not sung during > > funerals. Any music is instrumental or solo > > singer.   > That's sad. Singing (solo or group) at the funeral > is very therapeutic... I wish to opine, ...as a life-long Baptist, that the concept that "...most of the fundamentalist Protestant churches..." is as varied in style and substance as the colors in the rainbow. I have a great deal of trouble with singing at a funeral, for I find myself grieving along with the family, and singing is most difficult when there is a lump in my throat the size of a hen egg. I spent many years as the local "sound engineer" for my local Baptist church, and supported all kinds of church services, weddings, and funerals. The family often has someone, an ensemble, quartet, soloist, to sing or play some appropriate songs, often some of the favorites of the person who died. If the songs touch us deeply, we may have tears to shed and lumps in our throats, but celebration of a deserving life passing on to Heaven is worth doing our best to sing, anyway, regardless of the quality of vocal production. The music played and the singing varies from funeral to funeral. There is no canon law or directives telling us how to celebrate a funeral; just some previous experiences and expressed wishes of the family. F. Richard Burt ..  
(back) Subject: Today's Digest From: "Charlie Lester" <crlester@137.com> Date: Sun, 11 Jan 2004 21:19:47 -0800   Hello, in moving email folders around I managed to delete Sunday evening's PipeChat digest. If someone still has it could they please send it to me?   Thx--   ~ C      
(back) Subject: St. George's Hall, Liverpool samples for Hauptwerk From: "Martin Dyde" <martin.dyde@hauptwerk.co.uk> Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2004 09:55:48 -0000   > PS When are those English Romantic (Liverpool ???) sample libraries = coming > to Haupwork ???? > > Matt   Within the next month or two, I believe. They're the work of Charles at = Silver Octopus Studios. Here's the website:   http://www.silveroctopus.co.uk/hauptwerk.htm   I'm looking forward to it myself - always fancied being able to play a = virtual Willis at home.   Martin Dyde http://www.hauptwerk.co.uk/