PipeChat Digest #4540 - Monday, June 7, 2004
 
Re: Tamburini
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@swbell.net>
My  Pipe Organ Progress
  by "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca>
Re: Evangelistic style concert organists
  by "Richard Hazelip" <rhazelip1@yahoo.com>
Re:Where is St. Hyacinth?
  by <ProOrgo53@aol.com>
Evangelistic Organ Playing
  by "First Christian Church of Casey, IL" <kzrev@rr1.net>
RE: Where is St. Hyacinth?
  by "Andrew Mead" <mead@eagle.ca>
Re: Evangelistic Organ Playing
  by "Tom Hoehn" <thoehn@theatreorgans.com>
Gee Golly Whiz
  by <ProOrgo53@aol.com>
Re: youth-oriented music
  by "Alicia Zeilenga" <azeilenga@theatreorgans.com>
Sanfilippo Deagan Tower Chimes-lengthy
  by "Robert Ridgeway" <robert@magneticlab.com>
Re: UNT is off the hook!...whats with Northwestern?
  by "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Tamburini From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@swbell.net> Date: Sun, 6 Jun 2004 20:40:37 -0500     ----- Original Message ----- From: "Domitila Ballesteros" <dballesteros@uol.com.br> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Sunday, June 06, 2004 7:56 PM Subject: Tamburini     > Hello, list. > > I need some help again. > About a organ restauration I have some questions. > In the University of Rio de Janeiro there are a Tamburini, 60 stops > (years 60), eletro pneumatic action. > The organ needs a great reform. He is full of termites in the console, > chests, etc), only to begin. > Organbuildering in Brazil is complicated thing. > The situation is: there are two projects about this reform. One is > Brazilian, and other, is french (a organbuilder was in Rio last year). > Both projects pretends to change the pneumatic eletro action to a > digital action. This is not good because there isn't a other point of view. > > First question: I'd like to hear some opinions about : > 1) is a good idea to put in a organ the digital action system and is a > good idea to put this system in a Tamburini organ (if it is that that is > relevant)? > 2) Have the organ with digital action lightest keys? > 3) Is possible a organbuilder to make a project to reform a organ (and a > budget ) at the distance? How? In places where there are not > organbuilder tradition, how are made the projects? > 4) The Tamburini is closed. Someone knows if there are one company is > devoted to repairs of organs Tamburini?   To give a definitive answer to your questions one would need a lot more information. When you say that the firms recommended making the electro-pneumatic action digital, did they mean digitalizing the console = and relays, or did they mean replacing the pipework with digital ranks? I = have heard of firms recommending both. I even heard of one firm that removed = the entire pipework of an organ in South America, replaced it with an = electronic instrument and claimed to have "restored" it. Who were the firms who advised you? The first of these courses -- digitalizing the console and relays -- might be a good idea, the second probably would not.   Any good pipe organ builder would be able to restore an instrument by = almost any builder, and the fact that Tamburini is no longer in business ought = not to matter a great deal.   If a firm comes from a distance to work on your organ, you would obviously have to pay for their traveling expenses, as well as the charges for the work done. This could be quite expensive.   If there is serious termite damage, this would also probably be quite expensive to repair.   If the instrument has lasted 60 years under these conditions without = serious repair, it is probably however quite a good instrument, and might well be worth spending money on.   Even if there is no firm near at hand that could do the restoration work, = is there a firm that could disassemble the instrument, send the parts away to be restored and then reassemble it?   John Speller      
(back) Subject: My Pipe Organ Progress From: "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca> Date: Sun, 6 Jun 2004 23:31:17 -0300   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_000D_01C44C1E.5DB8D2A0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Tonight for the first time, My electrically operated ranks of pipes =3D played by themselves using Dave Miltons Essential Technology Opus Two =3D System. I am very pleased of the midi capablility this has given me .It can =3D play pretty well any midi file. For 3 ranks of pipes its hooked up too and some more to come, it was a = =3D pretty awesome sound to hear. I would recomend the system to anyone contemplating a midi capable =3D control system. Daniel ------=3D_NextPart_000_000D_01C44C1E.5DB8D2A0 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 6.00.2800.1400" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Tonight for the first time, My =3D electrically=3D20 operated ranks of pipes played by themselves&nbsp; using Dave Miltons =3D Essential=3D20 Technology Opus Two System.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>&nbsp; I am very pleased of the midi = =3D capablility=3D20 this has given me .It can play pretty well any midi file.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>&nbsp;For 3 ranks of pipes its hooked = =3D up too and=3D20 some more to come, it was a pretty awesome sound to hear.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>&nbsp;I would recomend the&nbsp; = system =3D to anyone=3D20 contemplating a midi&nbsp; capable&nbsp; control system.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>&nbsp;Daniel</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>&nbsp;</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_000D_01C44C1E.5DB8D2A0--    
(back) Subject: Re: Evangelistic style concert organists From: "Richard Hazelip" <rhazelip1@yahoo.com> Date: Sun, 6 Jun 2004 19:50:02 -0700 (PDT)   --0-1100634031-1086576602=3D:31002 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3Dus-ascii       "F. Richard Burt" <effarbee@verizon.net> wrote:Hello, Richard: Where is St. Hyacinth? Would like to send names of some people who could help you but need to know your location. Appreciatively, F. Richard Burt Sorry! I expect people to know who I am and where I work without saying. = St. Hyacinth is in Deer Park, Texas, a little east of Houston. Richard     --0-1100634031-1086576602=3D:31002 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3Dus-ascii   <DIV><BR><BR><B><I>"F. Richard Burt" &lt;effarbee@verizon.net&gt;</I></B> = wrote: <BLOCKQUOTE class=3Dreplbq style=3D"PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; = BORDER-LEFT: #1010ff 2px solid"> <META content=3D"MSHTML 6.00.2800.1400" name=3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE>   <DIV><FONT face=3D"Courier New" size=3D2>Hello, Richard:</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D"Courier New" size=3D2>&nbsp; </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D"Courier New" size=3D2>Where is St. Hyacinth?&nbsp; = Would like to send names </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D"Courier New" size=3D2>of some people who could help you = but need to </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D"Courier New" size=3D2>know your location.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D"Courier New" size=3D2>&nbsp; </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D"Courier New" size=3D2>Appreciatively, </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D"Courier New" size=3D2>F. Richard Burt</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D"Courier New" size=3D2>&nbsp; </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D"Courier New" size=3D2>&nbsp; </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D"Courier New"></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D"Courier New">Sorry!&nbsp; I expect people to know who I = am and where I work without saying.&nbsp; St. Hyacinth is in Deer Park, = Texas, a little east of Houston.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D"Courier New"></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D"Courier New">Richard</FONT></DIV></BLOCKQUOTE></DIV> --0-1100634031-1086576602=3D:31002--  
(back) Subject: Re:Where is St. Hyacinth? From: <ProOrgo53@aol.com> Date: Sun, 6 Jun 2004 23:31:27 EDT     -------------------------------1086579087 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 6/6/2004 9:50:34 PM Central Daylight Time, rhazelip1@yahoo.com writes: Sorry! I expect people to know who I am and where I work without saying. =   St. Hyacinth is in Deer Park, Texas, a little east of Houston.   Richard We're all relieved to have your answer, Richard. THE other St. Hyacinth = is in Quebec, uh, home of Casavant Freres, Ltd.- the world-famous builders = of world-class tracker and electro-pneumatic pipe organs!   Dale/Independence   -------------------------------1086579087 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML><HEAD> <META charset=3D3DUS-ASCII http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type = content=3D3D"text/html; cha=3D rset=3D3DUS-ASCII"> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 6.00.2800.1400" name=3D3DGENERATOR></HEAD> <BODY style=3D3D"FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; BACKGROUND-COLOR: = #fffff=3D f"> <DIV> <DIV>In a message dated 6/6/2004 9:50:34 PM Central Daylight Time, = rhazelip1=3D @yahoo.com writes:</DIV> <BLOCKQUOTE style=3D3D"PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: = blue=3D20=3D 2px solid"> <DIV><FONT face=3D3D"Courier New">Sorry!&nbsp; I expect people to know who = I a=3D m and where I work without saying.&nbsp; St. Hyacinth is in Deer Park, = Texas=3D , a little east of Houston.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3D"Courier New"></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3D"Courier New">Richard</FONT></DIV></BLOCKQUOTE></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3D"Times New Roman">We're all relieved to have your = answer,=3D20=3D Richard.&nbsp;&nbsp;THE other St. Hyacinth is in Quebec,&nbsp; uh, home of = C=3D asavant Freres, Ltd.- the world-famous builders of world-class tracker and = e=3D lectro-pneumatic pipe organs!</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3D"Times New Roman"></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3D"Times New = Roman">Dale/Independence</FONT></DIV></BODY></H=3D TML>   -------------------------------1086579087--  
(back) Subject: Evangelistic Organ Playing From: "First Christian Church of Casey, IL" <kzrev@rr1.net> Date: Sun, 6 Jun 2004 22:47:04 -0500   Richard asked: would appreciate knowing the names of concert organists = that may be available for a concert that play primarily evangelistic style = music on theater pipe organ. hile you listers are at it, are there any that play primarily evangelistic style music on non-theater organs? ____________   Richard--Bob Ralston can certainly fill this niche. The guy that used to play for the Billy Graham crusades could do it to, but he may be deceased. I used to have an LP of him playing a Morton, IIRC. I had another LP of somebody else doing similar, but the name escapes me at the moment.   Bill Vlasak of the late Paramount Music Palace in Indianapolis could pull = it off.   Dennis Steckley & A Six-Pack of Cats    
(back) Subject: RE: Where is St. Hyacinth? From: "Andrew Mead" <mead@eagle.ca> Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2004 00:15:29 -0400   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0006_01C44C24.8A76ED80 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   It's actually "Ste. Hyacinthe" , about 45 minutes drive south of Montreal. =     ------=3D_NextPart_000_0006_01C44C24.8A76ED80 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <html xmlns:v=3D3D"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml" =3D xmlns:o=3D3D"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" =3D xmlns:w=3D3D"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:word" =3D xmlns=3D3D"http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40">   <head> <meta http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type content=3D3D"text/html; =3D charset=3D3Dus-ascii"> <meta name=3D3DProgId content=3D3DWord.Document> <meta name=3D3DGenerator content=3D3D"Microsoft Word 9"> <meta name=3D3DOriginator content=3D3D"Microsoft Word 9"> <link rel=3D3DFile-List href=3D3D"cid:filelist.xml@01C44C24.890ED200"> <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:DoNotRelyOnCSS/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:DocumentKind>DocumentEmail</w:DocumentKind> <w:EnvelopeVis/> </w:WordDocument> </xml><![endif]--> <style> <!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:Tahoma; panose-1:2 11 6 4 3 5 4 4 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:swiss; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:16792199 0 0 0 65791 0;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-parent:""; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";} p.MsoAutoSig, li.MsoAutoSig, div.MsoAutoSig {margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";} span.EmailStyle15 {mso-style-type:personal-reply; mso-ansi-font-size:10.0pt; mso-ascii-font-family:Arial; mso-hansi-font-family:Arial; mso-bidi-font-family:Arial; color:navy;} @page Section1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.25in 1.0in 1.25in; mso-header-margin:.5in; mso-footer-margin:.5in; mso-paper-source:0;} div.Section1 {page:Section1;} --> </style> <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:shapedefaults v:ext=3D3D"edit" spidmax=3D3D"1027"/> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:shapelayout v:ext=3D3D"edit"> <o:idmap v:ext=3D3D"edit" data=3D3D"1"/> </o:shapelayout></xml><![endif]--> </head>   <body bgcolor=3D3Dwhite lang=3D3DEN-US style=3D3D'tab-interval:.5in'>   <div class=3D3DSection1>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal style=3D3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D3D2 =3D color=3D3Dnavy face=3D3DTahoma><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Tahoma;color:navy'>It&#8217;s actually &#8220;Ste. Hyacinthe&#8221; , about 45 minutes drive south of = =3D Montreal. </span></font><font color=3D3Dblack face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-family:Arial;color:black;mso-color-alt: windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>   </div>   </body>   </html>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0006_01C44C24.8A76ED80--    
(back) Subject: Re: Evangelistic Organ Playing From: "Tom Hoehn" <thoehn@theatreorgans.com> Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2004 00:05:01 -0400   Richard -- I also could probably fill the bill without too much problem, as could Dwight Thomas (formerly of Paramount Music Palace now at Roaring 20's = Pizza and Pipes in Ellenton, along with Bill Vlasak). I'd think that Jonas Nordwall could, Ron Rhode, Tom Hazelton, Walter Strony, Donna Parker. All quite capable.. maybe even Jim Riggs though I've never heard him in that type of setting, all the above mentioned folks either are or were church organists with theatre/jazz backgrounds.   Tom Hoehn, Organist Roaring 20's Pizza & Pipes, Ellenton, FL (substitute - 4/42 Wurlitzer) First United Methodist Church, Clearwater, FL (4/9?- = Rodgers/Ruffati/Wicks) Manasota/OATOS/HiloBay/CIC-ATOS/VotS-ATOS/DTOS http://theatreorgans.com/tomhoehn http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/TOUploads/ ----- Original Message ----- From: "First Christian Church of Casey, IL" <kzrev@rr1.net> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Sunday, June 06, 2004 11:47 PM Subject: Evangelistic Organ Playing     > Richard asked: would appreciate knowing the names of concert organists that > may be available for a concert that play primarily evangelistic style music > on theater pipe organ. hile you listers are at it, are there any that = play > primarily evangelistic style music on non-theater organs? > ____________ > > Richard--Bob Ralston can certainly fill this niche. The guy that used = to > play for the Billy Graham crusades could do it to, but he may be = deceased. > I used to have an LP of him playing a Morton, IIRC. I had another LP of > somebody else doing similar, but the name escapes me at the moment. > > Bill Vlasak of the late Paramount Music Palace in Indianapolis could = pull it > off. > > Dennis Steckley > & A Six-Pack of Cats > > "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: Gee Golly Whiz From: <ProOrgo53@aol.com> Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2004 00:23:05 EDT     -------------------------------1086582185 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Gee Golly Whiz if these events could JUST have been advertised at least a month in advance.   Having the experience THIS summer that I cannot leave work for a full = week, until this fall, but a three-day "get away" for a day in Philly like June = 12/13 would have been magnifico if known about more in advance.   (Someone told me that airline tickets cost a lot less if purchased several =   weeks in advance. Is that not still true?)   Dale Rider Independence, MO   -------------------------------1086582185 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML><HEAD> <META charset=3D3DUS-ASCII http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type = content=3D3D"text/html; cha=3D rset=3D3DUS-ASCII"> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 6.00.2800.1400" name=3D3DGENERATOR></HEAD> <BODY style=3D3D"FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; BACKGROUND-COLOR: = #fffff=3D f"> <DIV><FONT face=3D3D"Times New Roman">Gee Golly Whiz if these events could = JUS=3D T have been advertised at least a month in advance.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3D"Times New Roman"></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3D"Times New Roman">Having the experience THIS summer = that I=3D cannot leave work for a full week, until this fall, but a three-day "get = aw=3D ay" for a day in Philly like June 12/13 would have been magnifico if known = a=3D bout more in advance.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3D"Times New Roman"></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3D"Times New Roman">(Someone told me that airline = tickets co=3D st a lot less if purchased several weeks in advance. Is that not still = true?=3D )</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3D"Times New Roman"></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3D"Times New Roman">Dale Rider</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3D"Times New Roman">Independence, = MO</FONT></DIV></BODY></HT=3D ML>   -------------------------------1086582185--  
(back) Subject: Re: youth-oriented music From: "Alicia Zeilenga" <azeilenga@theatreorgans.com> Date: Sun, 06 Jun 2004 23:54:54 -0500   Do you have any way of asking them what they want? Years ago my parish had everyone fill out a survey, and one of the questions was list your 3 favorite hymns.   My worry with all contemporary music is always that no one will sing. At our Newman Center there is one traditional Mass where perhaps half the people sing, and several contemporary Masses where something like the choir and me (if I show up) sing.   Alicia Zeilenga      
(back) Subject: Sanfilippo Deagan Tower Chimes-lengthy From: "Robert Ridgeway" <robert@magneticlab.com> Date: Mon, 07 Jun 2004 01:55:52 -0500   Good heavens....I just returned from the first real vacation I have taken since the Buffalo regional in the fall of 1994 and find the list full of Sanfilippo questions/comments. The person who is the most knowledgeable about these is, of course, Curt Mangel, the current curator of the Wanamaker organ at the Lord and Taylor store in Philadelphia. Curt previously was the head of the Sanfilippo restoration shop and personally brought this Deagan set back from years of neglect. The other two people = in the country who are experts on all facets of these marvelous musical devices are organ builder Charles Kegg in Uniontown, OH (who has a 20 or = 25 note set installed in a stone tower on his property in a residential community where it plays throughout the day) and William Pugh in Lawrence, =   KS. To my knowledge Bill has restored more of these than anyone else and does this work full time. If a church or public building needs a set restored (or wish to purchase a set) then Bill is the man to contact at 785-842-2782 or FAX at 785-842-1876.   First let me correct a few errors......the largest note is approximately 12'6" long and 4" in diameter. The wall thickness is considerable....something in the 3/4" to 1" range and the material is some =   sort of bronze alloy. Deagan made these sets in several different note ranges all the way up to the largest standard set of 32 notes (which the Sanfilippo set is). Wanamaker's set is like the standard 32 note set but with five extra small notes on the top end.....all of these graduate in both length and diameter and in wall thickness but even at the top-most note are very heavy and imposing. Somewhere I have a book printed by Deagan that gave all the specifications including the weights. The lowest =   note, as I recall, is around 426 pounds.   Deagan experimented on a few of these larger sets with what he termed "harmonic tuning" wherein the individual chime tubes have been cast or machined with ridges of varying length and spacing on each note to more accurately mimic the overtones created by real bells. There was even a letter from the conductor of the Chicago Symphony (Stock?) expressing his acclaim for this addition of "pleasure ridges" which created a much more musical tone.   On each side of the front of the Sanfilippo music room one finds an unenclosed 32' octave (Diaphone on the east and Bombarde on the West) of pipes and above and slightly in front of them hang the thousands of pounds =   of the Deagan Tower Chimes. There are 16 notes on each side in a pattern with the longest notes on the outside and the shortest in the center....an =   inverted V.   With the exception of the Wanamaker instrument which uses pneumatic strikers the size of winkers, all the other Deagan units operated on DC voltage usually supplied by motor-generator units. Since these mechanisms =   were ordinarily installed in church towers or on top of public buildings there was time for the MG to start up before the paper roll (or keyboard) was played. In the case of the Sanfilippo instrument there would not be time for a MG to achieve the required speed/voltage when you pushed a piston and played a note on the console so the voltage is provided by a = 200 amp DC rectifier operating at 35 to 45 volts. It was discovered after = the organ was completed that a "Carillon FFF" stop tab was needed to boost = the operating voltage so it could be heard over full organ.   The method of operation is as follows.....there is a large cast-iron frame =   approximately 30" x 8" from which the chime tube hangs at one end. On this =   cast assembly rest the bearing races and magnetic coils. A large steel "ram" (with rolled rawhide face) lays in this bearing block assembly and passes through the center of these coils. When voltage is applied this = ram is propelled toward the top of the chime tube and just as it strikes the note a contact is made causing a reverse voltage to be fed to the other coil which retracts the ram so it only "strikes" the note and does not = rest on it. The chime tube is suspended by 3/8" aircraft cable.   At the bottom of each individual note is a large cast-iron damper assembly. Each assembly is approximately 8-10" in Diameter and 8" tall. Each unit consists of a bottom electromagnet and a thick steel top plate covered with thick rubber. This top plate is held up with several powerful springs causing the rubber to rest on the bottom of the chime = note and act as a damper. When a note is played there is a large relay that activates this damper (which pulls the rubber-covered plate downward = toward the electromagnet and away from the chime tube bottom) at the same time that the actuator ram coil is energized and hits the note. If you hold = the note down the damper will be retracted and when released the springs will press it back against the chime. There is a gang-switch feature on Deagan =   units that can activate all the dampers at once and hold them "open" but this was not implemented on the Sanfilippo installation because it was found that inside a building there was too much ring-out of the notes and they tended to run together. Outside this feature can be quite pleasant.   In a conventional installation there is a timber framework of lumber (usually 6" x 6") that is erected in the tower (or on the roof) and at the =   top are horizontal timbers supporting the cast-iron ram/coil assemblies = and the chimes hanging from each one. These ram/support units are each = covered in a "dog-house" that looks very much like a mail box with a hole on one end for the ram to emerge. This serves to keep out dirt and animals = (since these are located outside). In the Sanfilippo organ these covers serve to =   quiet the ram/bearing/coil noise and to conceal the "lightning" light show =   arcing caused by the DC on the contacts as they open and close. Down below =   and supported from this same timber framing are two heavy lumber pieces running at the same angle as the graduated chimes. It is between these angled pieces of lumber that the chime damper units hang.   All of this mechanism weighs thousands and thousands of pounds and is difficult enough to erect when it comes up from the floor on timber legs but made much more problematic when suspended from the walls and ceiling. We use a heavy-wall 8" x 3" tubular steel frame fastened to the outside "I" beams that support the outer walls and suspended from the = attic trusses by three 1" steel rods. The damper assembly is suspended by = double heavy-wall 3" tubular steel framework holding double 2" x 20" maple in an inverted "V." When the tower chimes play you can feel the heavy = vibrations in the walls. We calculate the entire 32 note set with framework weighs = in at over 10 tons.   Robert Ridgeway, Curator Sanfilippo Collection Barrington Hills, IL      
(back) Subject: Re: UNT is off the hook!...whats with Northwestern? From: "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com> Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2004 00:47:02 -0700 (PDT)   --0-388283858-1086594422=3D:23591 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3Dus-ascii   ok correction of self UNT-Univ of North Texas for those who may not know...has always been a = great department, as many places in Texas. What i mean by saying excelling again...is just basically like saying UNT = has done it again! And very joyfully. An already strong and tremenfous = department is just getting better with the promise-in-concrete of Wolff.   "F. Richard Burt" <effarbee@verizon.net> wrote: Good Evening, Desiree: You wrote: > The Organ Dept at UNT is excelling again. Do you mean UNT, ...as in the University of North Texas??? When did they stop excelling, and now they can excell again? ....or are you still talking about Northwestern? Appreciatively, F. Richard Burt ..   --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? Friends. Fun. Try the all-new Yahoo! Messenger --0-388283858-1086594422=3D:23591 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3Dus-ascii   <DIV>ok</DIV> <DIV>correction of self</DIV> <DIV>UNT-Univ of North Texas for those who may not know...has always been = a great department, as many places in Texas. </DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV>What i mean by saying excelling again...is just basically like saying = UNT&nbsp;has done it again! And very joyfully. An already strong and = tremenfous department is just getting better with the promise-in-concrete = of&nbsp; Wolff. <BR><BR><B><I>"F. Richard Burt" = &lt;effarbee@verizon.net&gt;</I></B> wrote:</DIV> <BLOCKQUOTE class=3Dreplbq style=3D"PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; = BORDER-LEFT: #1010ff 2px solid"> <META content=3D"MSHTML 6.00.2800.1400" name=3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE>   <DIV><FONT face=3D"Courier New" size=3D2>Good Evening, = Desiree:</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D"Courier New" size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp; </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D"Courier New" size=3D2>You wrote:</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D"Courier New" size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp; </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D"Courier New" size=3D2>&gt; The Organ Dept at UNT is = excelling again.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D"Courier New" size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp; </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D"Courier New" size=3D2>Do you mean UNT, ...as in the = University of </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D"Courier New" size=3D2>North Texas???&nbsp; When did = they&nbsp;stop excelling, </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D"Courier New" size=3D2>and now they can excell = again?</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D"Courier New" size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp; </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D"Courier New" size=3D2>...or are you still talking about = Northwestern?</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D"Courier New" size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp; </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D"Courier New" size=3D2>Appreciatively,</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D"Courier New" size=3D2>F. Richard Burt</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D"Courier New" size=3D2>&nbsp; </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D"Courier New" size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp; </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D"Courier New" size=3D2>.</FONT></DIV></BLOCKQUOTE><p> <hr size=3D1><font face=3Darial size=3D-1>Do you Yahoo!?<br>Friends. = Fun. <a href=3D"http://messenger.yahoo.com/">Try the all-new Yahoo! = Messenger</a> --0-388283858-1086594422=3D:23591--