PipeChat Digest #4535 - Friday, June 4, 2004
 
Re: Blower shut off remind, was: cutting music programs could bedangerous
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@swbell.net>
Salvation Army Organ in New York City
  by "Phil Stimmel" <pca@sover.net>
RE: Leaving organ blowers on.
  by "Emmons, Paul" <PEMMONS@wcupa.edu>
Searle Wright has died
  by "Dave Clark" <wurly153@stny.rr.com>
Re: Salvation Army Organ in New York City
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
CD's Instead Of Live Music
  by <Devon3000@aol.com>
HTML crap rears its ugly head(s) again...
  by <Wuxuzusu@aol.com>
Re: Salvation Army Organ in New York City
  by "Jim Wingate-Fac/Staff" <jwingate@lovett.org>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Blower shut off remind, was: cutting music programs could bedangerous to your parish From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@swbell.net> Date: Thu, 3 Jun 2004 08:11:08 -0500     ----- Original Message ----- From: "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu> To: "pipechat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Wednesday, June 02, 2004 4:05 PM Subject: Re: Blower shut off remind, was: cutting music programs could bedangerous to your parish     I have seen a switch with a spring-wound timer that slowly moves toward = the "OFF" position until it finally turns the organ off. The only concern there: that it does not shut you down during a service, recital, etc. = :-(   Karl E. Moyer Lancaster PA   I think the device is mostly to be seen in your neighborhood. It is = called an "Orgotrol" and was patented by the Gundling Organ Company of Lancaster = , who as far as I know were the only firm ever to use it. As I recall it allows you to use the organ for two hours, and then needs resetting. The only problem would be if you forgot to reset it before the end of the two hours, when the organ might cut out when you were in the middle of using = the instrument.   John Speller      
(back) Subject: Salvation Army Organ in New York City From: "Phil Stimmel" <pca@sover.net> Date: Thu, 3 Jun 2004 14:48:50 -0400   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0005_01C44979.E20586E0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   I'm doing some research on the only 5 manual organ ever built by the =3D Estey company, for the Salvation Army's Centennial Auditorium in New =3D York. Does anyone on this list know if the organ is still there, or if = =3D not, what happened to it, and when? It was actually only about 36 ranks, = =3D but I'd like to find a picture of the console, at least.   Phil Stimmel www.esteyorgan.com   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0005_01C44979.E20586E0 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type content=3D3D"text/html; =3D charset=3D3Diso-8859-1"> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 6.00.2800.1106" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>I'm doing some research on the only 5 = =3D manual organ=3D20 ever built by the Estey company, for the&nbsp; Salvation Army's =3D Centennial=3D20 Auditorium in New York.&nbsp; Does anyone on this list know if the organ = =3D is=3D20 still there, or if not, what happened to it, and when? It was actually =3D only=3D20 about 36 ranks, but I'd like to find a picture of the console, at=3D20 least.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Phil Stimmel</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2><A=3D20 href=3D3D"http://www.esteyorgan.com">www.esteyorgan.com</A></FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0005_01C44979.E20586E0--      
(back) Subject: RE: Leaving organ blowers on. From: "Emmons, Paul" <PEMMONS@wcupa.edu> Date: Thu, 3 Jun 2004 15:18:02 -0400   David H. Hawkins writes:   >The best solution I have seen for this is on the Shanklin Music Hall=20 organ. Turning on the blower starts a timer which will shut the blower = off in 4 hours. =20 Pressing the blower on switch any time during that interval resets the = timer for another 4=20 hours. So, the worst you can do is leave the instrument on for few = hours after you leave.   This is precisely what I was dreaming of and have never seen. I really = do commend such a device to the consideration of organ builders. It = might give you a well worthwhile leg up in marketing to congregations. = Anyone can understand what it does and why it might come in very handy: = as a power saver, a safety feature, and a producer of peace of mind. =20   Churches are notoriously fire-prone. Any churchwarden with an ounce of = circumspection and sense will wish for alarm and sprinkler systems that = usually cost more than he can afford. I can't imagine such a gadget = approaching the cost of these-- but as incidents recounted right here in = PipeChat show, sometimes the organ causes a fire, and the device could = have prevented a calamity.=20    
(back) Subject: Searle Wright has died From: "Dave Clark" <wurly153@stny.rr.com> Date: Thu, 03 Jun 2004 19:31:04 -0400   Searle Wright has died this afternoon. Details to follow.      
(back) Subject: Re: Salvation Army Organ in New York City From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Thu, 3 Jun 2004 19:44:05 EDT   I shall look up the stoplist, as I know I have it, with the attendant = article from The Diapason. However, I do believe it was not a five-manual = instrument. In fact, I believe it may have been controlled by as few as three. In the next 24 hours I shall head into my library and find the issue, some time = in the 1920s.   Sebastian M. Gluck New York City   ..  
(back) Subject: CD's Instead Of Live Music From: <Devon3000@aol.com> Date: Thu, 3 Jun 2004 21:39:45 EDT     --part1_d8.c2e1c57.2df12ce1_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Hi all,   After finding out that two recent weddings at the church I play the organ used only pre-recorded (Compact Discs) music, I wonder if there is any = sense left in the church music world. Are any of you experiencing this? There = doesn't seem to be any straight legal rule against doing this, though I thought = there might be.   Devon Hollingsworth, in DeKalb, Illinois   --part1_d8.c2e1c57.2df12ce1_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML><FONT FACE=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3D2 PTSIZE=3D3D10>Hi = all, <BR> <BR>After finding out that two recent weddings at the church I play the = orga=3D n used only pre-recorded (Compact Discs) music, I wonder if there is any = sen=3D se left in the church music world. &nbsp;Are any of you experiencing this? = &=3D nbsp;There doesn't seem to be any straight legal rule against doing this, = th=3D ough I thought there might be. <BR> <BR>Devon Hollingsworth, in DeKalb, Illinois</FONT></HTML>   --part1_d8.c2e1c57.2df12ce1_boundary--  
(back) Subject: HTML crap rears its ugly head(s) again... From: <Wuxuzusu@aol.com> Date: Thu, 3 Jun 2004 22:11:59 EDT   AMEN DAVID!!!!!   Stan Krider   In a message dated 06/03/2004 5:01:56 AM Eastern Daylight Time, pipechat@pipechat.org writes:     While we are on the subject of mail to the list we have had another complain recently about the amount of "quoting" that appears in the Digests. Folks, PLEASE Edit your replies to cut out all the previous postings on a topic. if you feel that you need to have something to refer to in your reply PLEASE just include that pertinent part - NOT the whole previous post.   David  
(back) Subject: Re: Salvation Army Organ in New York City From: "Jim Wingate-Fac/Staff" <jwingate@lovett.org> Date: Fri, 04 Jun 2004 05:00:25 -0400   "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> writes: >I'm doing some research on the only 5 manual organ ever built >by the Estey company, for the Salvation Army's Centennial >Auditorium in New York. Does anyone on this list know if the >organ is still there, or if not, what happened to it, and when? >It was actually only about 36 ranks, but I'd like to find a >picture of the console, at least. > >Phil Stimmel >[ http://www.esteyorgan.com ]www.esteyorgan.com > Hi Phil: I worked as a ham radio volunteer for several days in that building during the Sept. 2001 crisis and did not see any signs of a pipe organ. (There is certainly enough room for pipes... perhaps they are still hidding there??).   Even though I was fully occupied with communication responsibilities, I'm sure that I would have noticed a 5 manual console! The console may have been removed. Hopefully someone can correct my impression.   jim wingate - Atlanta WA2EIU