PipeChat Digest #4246 - Tuesday, January 27, 2004
 
Re: PipeChat Digest #4243 - 01/26/04
  by "Fran Walker" <fwalker@northwestern.edu>
 

(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #4243 - 01/26/04 From: "Fran Walker" <fwalker@northwestern.edu> Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2004 14:03:34 -0600   Glad to see the Easter Anthem discussion. Can anyone suggest an Easter=20 anthem for choir and one, or even better, 2 trumpets? Thanks!! Fran Walker (fwalker@northwestern.edu) Organist, North Shore United Methodist Church 213 Hazel Avenue, Glencoe, IL 60022-1775 847-835-1227; fax 847-835-1243 http://www.gbgm-umc.org/northshoreumc/   At 05:05 PM 1/26/2004, you wrote: >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 -=20 > 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> > > >---------------------------------------------------------------------- > >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=20 > Anthem. > > > How 'bout listing our favorites? My taste leans toward flashy with=20 > substance, > > > real organ and brass ensemble accompaniment (crafted in such a way=20 > the choir > > > can be heard), and a big, MGM ending. My contribution: Risen!=20 > Alleluis! - Alan > > Koepke, text by Charles Wesley. > > > > Handel =AD Hallelujah Chorus (Messiah) > > Beethoven =AD Hallelujah Chorus (Mt. Of Olives) > > Randall Thompson =D0 Alleluia > > Will McFarlane =AD Christ Our Passover (your MGM piece, despite its=20 > 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 > >---------------------------------------------------------------------- > >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 > > >---------------------------------------------------------------------- > >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 > > >---------------------------------------------------------------------- > >Subject: Cameron Carpenter coming to Hartford, Conn. - Feb. 1 -=20 >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. > > >---------------------------------------------------------------------- > >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) > > >---------------------------------------------------------------------- > >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 > > >---------------------------------------------------------------------- > >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 > > > >---------------------------------------------------------------------- > >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 > > >---------------------------------------------------------------------- > >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 > > >---------------------------------------------------------------------- > >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=20 >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 > > >---------------------------------------------------------------------- > >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 > > >---------------------------------------------------------------------- > >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, >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 >in what I'm looking for, however. Only a few have replied with=20 >suggestions in >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 >worship in the reformed tradition, tho' portions may fit. I'm looking for= an >exciting, flashy-with-substance, well-crafted Easter anthem with Organ and= =20 >Brass >accompaniement. That is, the accompaniment was originally conceived for=20 >organ and >brass (if something else has been arranged well, I would certainly consider >that, too!). Our choir can handle medium to moderately difficult, but=20 >easy to >medium is always appreciated. > >Never had this trouble as a youngster. Guess I must be getting fussy--or >discriminating. > > >Steven Skinner >Minister of Music >First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant >Erie, PA > > >---------------------------------------------------------------------- > >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 > > >---------------------------------------------------------------------- > >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=20 >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 > > >---------------------------------------------------------------------- > >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 > > > > >---------------------------------------------------------------------- > >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 > > >---------------------------------------------------------------------- > >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=20 >use the organ to >comment, solo, or flash. > > >Steven Skinner >Minister of Music >First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant >Erie, PA > > >---------------------------------------------------------------------- > >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 > > >---------------------------------------------------------------------- > >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 ++++++ >instruments are worthy of the real thing. Only $600-800 >Please check out zimbelstern.com > > >Quoting Andrew Mead <mead@eagle.ca>: > > > 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 > > > > > > > > "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: 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=20 >practical bloke to me. > > >I would suggest ... that you wash your hands ... > >Irony? > > >---------------------------------------------------------------------- > >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=20 >with a Baldwin electronic of dubious parentage and vintage. No, I don't=20 >have a model number - the faceplate is illegible. It's a G.H. Baldwin=20 >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=20 >because I grew up on AGO and I have nothing but trouble with wrong notes=20 >(most of which disappear when I DO play on AGO). There is no external=20 >speaker system other than a headphone jack. It's got barely enough power= =20 >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=20 >pistons. >There are five OTHER non-settable general pistons PP,P,MP,F,FF (no=20 >couplers) on the left. >There's a bizarre "0" piston that picks up whatever was the last set of=20 >stops you drew by hand. >There's also four other general pistons on the right, one of which is=20 >Tutti and the other all reeds. I forget what they other two do but=20 >they're useless. > >There's controls for volume, pedal volume, pipe noise (which I crank all=20 >the way up but only seems to affect some stops, mostly on the swell), and= =20 >tremulant depth and speed. > >It gets stranger. > >The power supply overheats and melts the solder on the motherboard,=20 >causing loose solder joints that have to be re-soldered every once in=20 >awhile. The last repairman has said he's had good success replacing the=20 >power supply with one out of a computer so that's the plan for next time=20 >it breaks. > >The pads on the pedalboard have long since worn away so it clatters like a= =20 >tap-dancer. I'm considering plastic wine corks. > >It has a transposer (which I can't use - perfect pitch). It has a reverb= =20 >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=20 >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=20 >some mutations and reeds. >The Swell pedal affects sounds on the Swell AND Great, mostly reeds, but=20 >some mutations and flues. >There doesn't appear to be any rhyme or reason to which stops are assigned= =20 >to the Swell and Great pedals. > >What is the world is this thing? Has it been modified? If so, can it be= =20 >returned to stock? > >With all its faults, it's got an acceptable sound that I put to good use=20 >in the liturgy. At one time or another I go from the softest celeste to=20 >full organ and I've had several people who should have known better come=20 >forward asking where the pipes are hidden. I point out that for the=20 >stoplist I've got, were there to be pipes the entire sanctuary would be=20 >pipes with nowhere to sit. > >It's just incredibly bizarre trying to find the right settings for a=20 >"solo" passage - something where I can balance the swell and great and use= =20 >tremulant to effect. > >Any ideas? > >J. W. Bruce Shaw >Organist and Choirmaster >St. Stephen the Martyr, (Anglo-Catholic) > > > >---------------------------------------------------------------------- > >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=20 >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= =20 >like >they may have been better off keeping the harmonium. > >---------------------------------------------------------------------- > >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=20 >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 > > > >---------------------------------------------------------------------- >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   ************************************************** Fran Walker (fwalker@northwestern.edu) CMS-EMS (Center for Mathematical Studies in Economics & Management Science) Northwestern University Phone: 847-491-3527; Fax: 847-491-2530 2001 Sheridan Road, Rm. 580 Evanston, IL 60208-2014 http://www.kellogg.nwu.edu/research/math **************************************************