PipeChat Digest #4243 - Monday, January 26, 2004
 
Re: Easter Anthem
  by "Thurletta Brown-Gavins" <TMBROWN@vance.net>
zimbelstern motors
  by "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca>
Re: zimbelstern motors
  by "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca>
Cameron Carpenter coming to Hartford, Conn. - Feb. 1 - Recital  A	nnounce
  by "Higgins, Floyd (GSP)" <fhiggins@gspinc.com>
Re: Address for Roger Evans???
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Flashy Easter Music
  by "Phillip Schlueter" <pschlueter@adelphia.net>
Re: zimbelstern motors
  by "Arie Vandenberg" <ArieV@ClassicOrgan.com>
Re: zimbelstern motors
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
RE: Easter Anthem?
  by "Shaun Brown" <S.D.Brown@exeter.ac.uk>
Re: Flashy Easter Music
  by <Steskinner@aol.com>
Apology (x-post)
  by "Mike Franch" <mike6514@hotmail.com>
Re: Easter Anthem?
  by <Steskinner@aol.com>
Emma Ashford -- still looking
  by "Stephen Best" <sbest@borg.com>
Re: Easter Anthem?
  by <RMaryman@aol.com>
RE: zimbelstern motors
  by "Andrew Mead" <mead@eagle.ca>
RE: Easter Anthem?
  by "Mark & Cinda Towne" <mstowne@concentric.net>
Re: Easter Anthem?
  by <Steskinner@aol.com>
Re: Easter Anthem?
  by <HOLYMUSIC@aol.com>
RE: zimbelstern motors
  by <gdeboer@bluemarble.net>
Re: 2004-retrospect. THANK  YOU and APOLOGY
  by <bruce.shaw@shaw.ca>
My Baldwin nightmare
  by <bruce.shaw@shaw.ca>
Re: My Baldwin nightmare
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
Re: My Baldwin nightmare
  by "Arie Vandenberg" <ArieV@ClassicOrgan.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Easter Anthem From: "Thurletta Brown-Gavins" <TMBROWN@vance.net> Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 07:19:41 -0500   My absolute favorite that fits the bill is "He Is Not Here" by Russell Nagy! Second in line (we always do both) is "Life Is Given, Hallelujah," also by Nagy. Both are available from Malecki Music, and the first one has resurfaced on this year's Beckenhorst CD. (You may be able to hear snippets on the Malecki web site.)   Thurletta Brown-Gavins Warrenton Baptist Church Warrenton, NC     > Subject: Re: Easter Anthem? > From: "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu> > Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2004 21:49:15 -0500 > > > I am ashamed to say I am stumped every year for a suitable Easter = Anthem. > > How 'bout listing our favorites? My taste leans toward flashy with = substance, > > real organ and brass ensemble accompaniment (crafted in such a way the = choir > > can be heard), and a big, MGM ending. My contribution: Risen! = Alleluis! - Alan > > Koepke, text by Charles Wesley. > > Handel =96 Hallelujah Chorus (Messiah) > Beethoven =96 Hallelujah Chorus (Mt. Of Olives) > Randall Thompson =D0 Alleluia > Will McFarlane =96 Christ Our Passover (your MGM piece, despite its = origin at > St. Thomas Ch., NYC) > Lotti =D0 Joy Fills the Morning > Tallis =D0 Christ Rising Again > Byrd _ Christ Rising Again > > Starters. Some else1s tur. > > Karl E. Moyer > Lancaster PA  
(back) Subject: zimbelstern motors From: "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca> Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 09:56:25 -0400   Hey, seems I asked this one before, but it has slipped my memory . What size and speed motor do I need for a small zimbelstern. where is the best place to buy one as well Daniel    
(back) Subject: Re: zimbelstern motors From: "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca> Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 10:00:21 -0400   It really amazes me of how easy it is to misplace something, I have been looking for my misplaced bells for my zimbelstern for over 4 years, I had given up on finding them untill I unexpectidly came accross them = yesterday, I looked there before, and many times I did. If they had teeth I think I would have been bit by them. Anyways I found them and hopefully some day = I will have a working zimbelstern. Danielwh    
(back) Subject: Cameron Carpenter coming to Hartford, Conn. - Feb. 1 - Recital A nnouncement From: "Higgins, Floyd (GSP)" <fhiggins@gspinc.com> Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 08:57:48 -0500   To my Northeast colleagues:   The talented musician Cameron Carpenter will be making an appearance   Sunday, February 1 at 4:00 p.m.   at   South Congregational Church 277 Main Street Hartford, CT 06106   A suggested donation of $10.00 is requested A festive reception will follow Free Parking   The organ is Aeolian-Skinner opus 1181 of 1949, of description of which is at http://www.hartfordago.org/south_congregational_hartford.htm (Please also see there other organs of Hartford, which will host the 2005 AGO regional)   Hope to see you some of you there!     Floyd Higgins Hartford, Conn.    
(back) Subject: Re: Address for Roger Evans??? From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 09:23:26 -0500   On 1/26/04 1:05 AM, "Robert Lind" <lindr@core.com> wrote:   > Roger Evans is a frequent poster on PIPORG-L. I can contact him if you = want > me to. > Bob Lind   Thank you, Bob. We're re-connected!   Alan (who used to be on piporg-l, but found it a bit rarified)    
(back) Subject: Flashy Easter Music From: "Phillip Schlueter" <pschlueter@adelphia.net> Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 10:06:00 -0500   Steven,   I used to sing on the demo recordings for OCP (Oregon Catholic Press) and also in the Trinity Cathedral Choir in Portland, Oregon--was also the curator of the Rosales Opus 11 organ for 11 years. Anyway, Trinity commissioned an Easter piece titled "On This Bright Easter Morn". = Composed by my friend Craig Phillips, assistant O/C at All Saints Beverly Hills, = CA. Great Organ and Brass and Choir piece for the movies and a good Easter show!.........It's not an easy piece and since Craig is a really good organist, it is a difficult organ part. The text was written by Jeannie Applegate, wife of Dean Applegate. I recorded this piece in 1995 and I think it is still available on Choral Packet #25 from OCP. Tell 'em Phil Schlueter sent ya!! Oregon Catholic Press, 1-800-Liturgy, or http://www.ocp.org. If you ask for my friend Kevin Walsh, he take good = care of you at extension 5335. If you can't wait to hear it, give me a call = and I'll play it for you over the speakerphone!! LOL! 716-886-2248..................Phil Schlueter   >Subject: Easter Anthem? >From: <Steskinner@aol.com> >Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2004 21:22:53 EST >Dear listers; >I am ashamed to say I am stumped every year for a suitable Easter Anthem. >How 'bout listing our favorites? My taste leans toward flashy with substance, >real organ and brass ensemble accompaniment (crafted in such a way the choir >can be heard), and a big, MGM ending. >My contribution: >Risen! Alleluia! by Alan Koepke, text by Charles Wesley. >Steven Skinner >Minister of Music >First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant >Erie, PA    
(back) Subject: Re: zimbelstern motors From: "Arie Vandenberg" <ArieV@ClassicOrgan.com> Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 10:11:03 -0500   At 09:56 AM 2004-01-26 -0400, you wrote: >Hey, seems I asked this one before, but it has slipped my memory . > What size and speed motor do I need for a small zimbelstern. > where is the best place to buy one as well > Daniel   Daniel,   Try Klann Organ Supply. I think their web-site is www.klannorgan.com.   They sell Zimbelsterns. The motor in them is a small 12-VDC motor, with a =   speed/volume control.   Hope this helps.   Arie V.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Arie Vandenberg Classic Organbuilders ArieV@ClassicOrgan.com Tel.: 905-475-1263      
(back) Subject: Re: zimbelstern motors From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 10:14:56 -0500   On 1/26/04 8:56 AM, "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca> wrote:   > What size and speed motor do I need for a small zimbelstern. > where is the best place to buy one as well   Ours is a 33 rpm phonograph. Very ordinary, off a junk heap or from the Salvation Army.   Alan    
(back) Subject: RE: Easter Anthem? From: "Shaun Brown" <S.D.Brown@exeter.ac.uk> Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 15:23:07 -0000   My fave is; -Mascagini-'Easter Hymn' from Cavelieri Rusticana Also, have you considered using a full latin mass for the service? Something like the Mozart Coronation or Haydn Missa di sancti Niccoli. I found these were fantastic on the morning service for easter day accompanied by the organ (a 1939 Compton) and a chamber orchestra of around 18 players. Stunning! Hope this helps. Shaun    
(back) Subject: Re: Flashy Easter Music From: <Steskinner@aol.com> Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 10:18:37 EST   In a message dated 1/26/2004 10:06:49 AM Eastern Standard Time, pschlueter@adelphia.net writes: Easter piece titled "On This Bright Easter Morn". Composed by my friend Craig Phillips, Thanks, Phil. Sounds like what I'm looking for. I like Craig Phillips' work--I was in Philly for the AGO 2 years ago and heard a piece for organ = and brass. Went to buy it, and the publisher wanted $125 for the score and = parts to this 5 minute work! Egad! Didn't get it.   Thanks again!     Steven Skinner Minister of Music First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant Erie, PA    
(back) Subject: Apology (x-post) From: "Mike Franch" <mike6514@hotmail.com> Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 09:24:41 -0600   After looking through my sent mail box last week, I noticed a serious misspelling of a subject heading from an email that was sent on Friday. Fortunately (hopefully) the message was filitered out before it could get sent, probably due to the offensive word, but if it does go through (I've had some messages hang out there for days before I've recevied it and have =   received replies before the original message gets back to me) I just want = to publicly apologize for the serious error.   Mike Franch Madison, WI   _________________________________________________________________ There are now three new levels of MSN Hotmail Extra Storage! Learn more. http://join.msn.com/?pgmarket=3Den-us&page=3Dhotmail/es2&ST=3D1    
(back) Subject: Re: Easter Anthem? From: <Steskinner@aol.com> Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 10:31:44 EST   In a message dated 1/26/2004 10:19:58 AM Eastern Standard Time,=20 S.D.Brown@exeter.ac.uk writes: -Mascagini-=E2=80=98Easter Hymn=E2=80=99 from Cavelieri Rusticana Also, have you considered using a full latin mass for the service? Dear list:   Thanks so far for the replies to my query. I evidently was not clear at all=20 in what I'm looking for, however. Only a few have replied with suggestions=20= in=20 keeping with my parameters, altho others may benenfit from all the replies.   Ours is a Presbyterian Church. A full latin mass isn't appropriate for=20 worship in the reformed tradition, tho' portions may fit. I'm looking for a= n=20 exciting, flashy-with-substance, well-crafted Easter anthem with Organ and B= rass=20 accompaniement. That is, the accompaniment was originally conceived for orga= n and=20 brass (if something else has been arranged well, I would certainly consider=20 that, too!). Our choir can handle medium to moderately difficult, but easy=20= to=20 medium is always appreciated.   Never had this trouble as a youngster. Guess I must be getting fussy--or=20 discriminating.     Steven Skinner Minister of Music First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant Erie, PA    
(back) Subject: Emma Ashford -- still looking From: "Stephen Best" <sbest@borg.com> Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 11:08:24 -0500   Hi everyone,   I'm still looking for the score to Emma Louise Ashford's "Fanfare in G Minor." Here's the latest information I have:   1. Most of Ashford's music seems to have been published by Lorenz. However, Lorenz has no information on this piece in the company archives.   2. Ashford's "Fanfare in G Minor" was recorded by Martin Mans at Katarina Kerk in Stockholm. Link to the site is http://vandenheuvel-orgelbouw.nl/cds/Cds-katarina_nl.htm. Mans does not have a score. He learned the piece directly from an LP made by Feike Asma. (I haven't tracked that one down yet.)   3. You can hear the piece complete at http://vandenheuvel-orgelbouw.nl/samples/Frameset_samples.htm. Scroll to the bottom of the page. (Sounds like a great instrument in fantastic acoustics!)   4. Ashford wrote many volumues of "voluntaries." It's been suggested that this piece may be "buried" among them. It's also been suggested that the piece might be part of a larger work.   I hate to give up on this. Please help if you can.   Steve Best in Utica, NY    
(back) Subject: Re: Easter Anthem? From: <RMaryman@aol.com> Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 11:22:24 EST   In a message dated 1/25/2004 9:24:07 PM Eastern Standard Time, Steskinner@aol.com writes: I am ashamed to say I am stumped every year for a suitable Easter Anthem. =   How 'bout listing our favorites? My taste leans toward flashy with = substance, real organ and brass ensemble accompaniment (crafted in such a way the = choir can be heard), and a big, MGM ending how about:   "Light's Glittering Morn" Horatio Parker   this anthem incorporates, "The Battle O'er, the Victory Won", so there is also the built in recognition factor. Uses Organ, Brass and SATB.   Rick in VA    
(back) Subject: RE: zimbelstern motors From: "Andrew Mead" <mead@eagle.ca> Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 11:39:33 -0500   If you connect the 120 Vac, (or 240 Vac for Europe or other parts of the globe) 33 RPM turntable to a common wall mounted "dimmer switch" you can adjust the RPM from 0-33. AjM   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of = Alan Freed Sent: Monday, January 26, 2004 10:15 AM To: PipeChat Subject: Re: zimbelstern motors   On 1/26/04 8:56 AM, "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca> wrote:   > What size and speed motor do I need for a small zimbelstern. > where is the best place to buy one as well   Ours is a 33 rpm phonograph. Very ordinary, off a junk heap or from the Salvation Army.   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        
(back) Subject: RE: Easter Anthem? From: "Mark & Cinda Towne" <mstowne@concentric.net> Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 09:38:27 -0800   Hallelujah Chorus from Beethoven's Mount of Olives...rarely heard anymore.   Mark T in Las Vegas -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of Steskinner@aol.com Sent: Sunday, January 25, 2004 6:23 PM To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: Easter Anthem?     Dear listers;   I am ashamed to say I am stumped every year for a suitable Easter = Anthem. How 'bout listing our favorites? My taste leans toward flashy with substance, real organ and brass ensemble accompaniment (crafted in such a way the choir can be heard), and a big, MGM ending.   My contribution: Risen! Alleluia! by Alan Koepke, text by Charles Wesley.       Steven Skinner Minister of Music First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant Erie, PA    
(back) Subject: Re: Easter Anthem? From: <Steskinner@aol.com> Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 13:15:12 EST   In a message dated 1/26/2004 12:39:33 PM Eastern Standard Time, mstowne@concentric.net writes: Hallelujah Chorus from Beethoven's Mount of Olives...rarely heard anymore. Great piece, we/ve done it several times. Doesn't have organ = accompaniment, doesn't have brass. The orchestration brass parts just double the harmonies--no fanfare, no "punch." The organ can accompany, but doesn't = use the organ to comment, solo, or flash.     Steven Skinner Minister of Music First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant Erie, PA    
(back) Subject: Re: Easter Anthem? From: <HOLYMUSIC@aol.com> Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 14:33:40 EST   EASY PIECE BUT VERY EFFECTIVE   Hark! Ten Thousand Harps and Voices Craig Courtney (I think)---Beckenhorst Press   Repeating text and theme: "Christ has died, Christ is Risen, Christ will = come again!"   Brass organ....some cymbal crashes.....easy choir, nice for limited resources.....a big bang at the end!     Nae Pearson Rockville, Md    
(back) Subject: RE: zimbelstern motors From: <gdeboer@bluemarble.net> Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 14:40:31 -0500   Why all this messing around with cheap parts, surely our 50K ++++++=20 instruments are worthy of the real thing. Only $600-800 Please check out zimbelstern.com=20     Quoting Andrew Mead <mead@eagle.ca>:   > If you connect the 120 Vac, (or 240 Vac for Europe or other parts of th= e > globe) 33 RPM turntable to a common wall mounted "dimmer switch" you = can > adjust the RPM from 0-33. > AjM >=20 > -----Original Message----- > From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of = Alan > Freed > Sent: Monday, January 26, 2004 10:15 AM > To: PipeChat > Subject: Re: zimbelstern motors >=20 > On 1/26/04 8:56 AM, "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca> wrote: >=20 > > What size and speed motor do I need for a small zimbelstern. > > where is the best place to buy one as well >=20 > Ours is a 33 rpm phonograph. Very ordinary, off a junk heap or from th= e > Salvation Army. >=20 > Alan >=20 > "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 >=20 >=20 >=20 > "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 >=20 >=20 >=20        
(back) Subject: Re: 2004-retrospect. THANK YOU and APOLOGY From: <bruce.shaw@shaw.ca> Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 13:51:30 -0700   >I suspect that Jesus washed feet because it made everyone feel = comfortable.   I wonder if Jesus wanted feet because they were dirty. He seemed a = practical bloke to me.   >I would suggest ... that you wash your hands ...   Irony?    
(back) Subject: My Baldwin nightmare From: <bruce.shaw@shaw.ca> Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 15:09:51 -0700   I play in a tiny church that used to have a reed organ and replaced it = with a Baldwin electronic of dubious parentage and vintage. No, I don't = have a model number - the faceplate is illegible. It's a G.H. Baldwin = which I understand is code for a Viscount with a Baldwin faceplace.   It's got two manuals and 32 pedals. I wouldn't swear that it's AGO = because I grew up on AGO and I have nothing but trouble with wrong notes = (most of which disappear when I DO play on AGO). There is no external = speaker system other than a headphone jack. It's got barely enough power = for a 300 seat church.   Stoplist (from memory, names not necessarily as indicated)   Great:   principals: 8,4,2, Mixture Flutes: 16, 8, 4 Mutation: 1 1/3(?) Reed: 8' Trumpet   Swell:   gamba 8 celeste 8 Principal 4, Mixture Flutes: 8,2 Mutations: 2 2/3, 1 3/5(?) Reed: 8 Oboe   Pedal   Principal: 16,8,4 Flute: 16,8,2 Reeds: 16,8,4   Swell->Great Swell->Pedal Great->Pedal Tutti   There are five settable general pistons in the centre, no great or swell = pistons. There are five OTHER non-settable general pistons PP,P,MP,F,FF (no = couplers) on the left. There's a bizarre "0" piston that picks up whatever was the last set of = stops you drew by hand. There's also four other general pistons on the right, one of which is = Tutti and the other all reeds. I forget what they other two do but = they're useless.   There's controls for volume, pedal volume, pipe noise (which I crank all = the way up but only seems to affect some stops, mostly on the swell), and = tremulant depth and speed.   It gets stranger.   The power supply overheats and melts the solder on the motherboard, = causing loose solder joints that have to be re-soldered every once in = awhile. The last repairman has said he's had good success replacing the = power supply with one out of a computer so that's the plan for next time = it breaks.   The pads on the pedalboard have long since worn away so it clatters like a = tap-dancer. I'm considering plastic wine corks.   It has a transposer (which I can't use - perfect pitch). It has a reverb = unit by a manufacturer better known for drum modules (Alesis).   Now it gets totally wierd.   The Tremulant (controllable by a Swell stop knob) affects only a few = stops, but on both the Swell and Great and NOT ones you would expect it = to. The Great pedal affects stops on the Swell AND Great, mostly flues but = some mutations and reeds. The Swell pedal affects sounds on the Swell AND Great, mostly reeds, but = some mutations and flues. There doesn't appear to be any rhyme or reason to which stops are assigned = to the Swell and Great pedals.   What is the world is this thing? Has it been modified? If so, can it be = returned to stock?   With all its faults, it's got an acceptable sound that I put to good use = in the liturgy. At one time or another I go from the softest celeste to = full organ and I've had several people who should have known better come = forward asking where the pipes are hidden. I point out that for the = stoplist I've got, were there to be pipes the entire sanctuary would be = pipes with nowhere to sit.   It's just incredibly bizarre trying to find the right settings for a = "solo" passage - something where I can balance the swell and great and use = tremulant to effect.   Any ideas?   J. W. Bruce Shaw Organist and Choirmaster St. Stephen the Martyr, (Anglo-Catholic)      
(back) Subject: Re: My Baldwin nightmare From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 17:48:29 EST   Was this thing selected by your predecessor, or by the person who purchases janitorial supplies? And even if they were going for a fake = organ, wouldn't an Anglo-Catholic parish go for something of higher quality and in better repair? They tend to have good music programs, with good musicians. Seems = like they may have been better off keeping the harmonium.  
(back) Subject: Re: My Baldwin nightmare From: "Arie Vandenberg" <ArieV@ClassicOrgan.com> Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 17:52:18 -0500   At 03:09 PM 2004-01-26 -0700, you wrote: >I play in a tiny church that used to have a reed organ and replaced it >with a Baldwin electronic of dubious parentage and vintage. No, I don't >have a model number - the faceplate is illegible. It's a G.H. Baldwin >which I understand is code for a Viscount with a Baldwin faceplace. > >It's got two manuals and 32 pedals. I wouldn't swear that it's AGO >because I grew up on AGO and I have nothing but trouble with wrong notes >(most of which disappear when I DO play on AGO). There is no external >speaker system other than a headphone jack. It's got barely enough power =   >for a 300 seat church. > >Stoplist (from memory, names not necessarily as indicated) > >Great: > >principals: 8,4,2, Mixture >Flutes: 16, 8, 4 >Mutation: 1 1/3(?) >Reed: 8' Trumpet > >Swell: > >gamba 8 >celeste 8 >Principal 4, Mixture >Flutes: 8,2 >Mutations: 2 2/3, 1 3/5(?) >Reed: 8 Oboe > >Pedal > >Principal: 16,8,4 >Flute: 16,8,2 >Reeds: 16,8,4 > >Swell->Great >Swell->Pedal >Great->Pedal >Tutti > >There are five settable general pistons in the centre, no great or swell >pistons. >There are five OTHER non-settable general pistons PP,P,MP,F,FF (no >couplers) on the left. >There's a bizarre "0" piston that picks up whatever was the last set of >stops you drew by hand. >There's also four other general pistons on the right, one of which is >Tutti and the other all reeds. I forget what they other two do but >they're useless. > >There's controls for volume, pedal volume, pipe noise (which I crank all >the way up but only seems to affect some stops, mostly on the swell), and =   >tremulant depth and speed. > >It gets stranger. > >The power supply overheats and melts the solder on the motherboard, >causing loose solder joints that have to be re-soldered every once in >awhile. The last repairman has said he's had good success replacing the >power supply with one out of a computer so that's the plan for next time >it breaks. > >The pads on the pedalboard have long since worn away so it clatters like = a >tap-dancer. I'm considering plastic wine corks. > >It has a transposer (which I can't use - perfect pitch). It has a reverb =   >unit by a manufacturer better known for drum modules (Alesis). > >Now it gets totally wierd. > >The Tremulant (controllable by a Swell stop knob) affects only a few >stops, but on both the Swell and Great and NOT ones you would expect it = to. >The Great pedal affects stops on the Swell AND Great, mostly flues but >some mutations and reeds. >The Swell pedal affects sounds on the Swell AND Great, mostly reeds, but >some mutations and flues. >There doesn't appear to be any rhyme or reason to which stops are = assigned >to the Swell and Great pedals. > >What is the world is this thing? Has it been modified? If so, can it be =   >returned to stock? > >With all its faults, it's got an acceptable sound that I put to good use >in the liturgy. At one time or another I go from the softest celeste to >full organ and I've had several people who should have known better come >forward asking where the pipes are hidden. I point out that for the >stoplist I've got, were there to be pipes the entire sanctuary would be >pipes with nowhere to sit. > >It's just incredibly bizarre trying to find the right settings for a >"solo" passage - something where I can balance the swell and great and = use >tremulant to effect. > >Any ideas? > >J. W. Bruce Shaw >Organist and Choirmaster >St. Stephen the Martyr, (Anglo-Catholic)   Bruce,   It would appear that you have any one of the following models, depending = on features D-901, D-911, or D-912 (I think this is one with lighted drawstops). These models came out about 1989 and production ended about 1991. These were not great organs mechanically or electronic wise, but a working model usually didn't sound bad, in fact they sounded very competitive with what was out there.   The symptoms are very much what you describe. Pedalboards were terrible. I have re-worked a half a dozen of them, replacing the up = stops, down stops, side felts, and the switching system. After that they seem reliable. I did most of them years ago, and they are still fine.   The power supply was designed wrong, and yes they run hot, especially the 5V line, which caused the darlington transistor to overheat, and = eventually through thermal cycling failure. Bad solder joints were also a problem on =   the power supply/amplifier board.   The rest of the problems sound like somebody got wires crossed during repairs or there is a remote possibility of manufacturing error.   These organs would in my opinion not be suitable for church use, without external speakers. This would require external amplifiers and speakers. It won't make them sound any better, just fill the space = better.   Since this organ is about 15 years old, it is far beyond warranty. = Baldwin Piano and Organ went broke several years ago, so they won't be of much help. My guess is to start a "new" organ fund, if you haven't already = done so.   If you want to know more, e-mail me privately.   Regards,   Arie V.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Arie Vandenberg Classic Organbuilders ArieV@ClassicOrgan.com Tel.: 905-475-1263