PipeChat Digest #4559 - Monday, June 14, 2004
Re: Midi Hymn
  by "Paul R. Swank" <prswank@surfbest.net>
Ocean Grove Review
  by <Seedlac@aol.com>
Re: Ocean Grove Review
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Contact info. needed--x-post
  by <RMB10@aol.com>
Console hydraulic lifts [x-posted]
  by "Charlie Lester" <crlester@137.com>

(back) Subject: Re: Midi Hymn From: "Paul R. Swank" <prswank@surfbest.net> Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2004 09:45:00 -0400   Here's one:   <http://www.ccel.org/cceh/0013/x001323.htm>   You can download the file and with a program such as Cakewalk, set the = MIDI channels to your organ.   You can also loop the file to play as many verses as you wish.   Paul R. Swank Baltimore, MD.   At 04:26 PM 6/12/04, you wrote: > does anyone here have the midi file for the song > "In Heaven Above" > I have heard it on the hendrickson website at one time as a real = choral >hymn > I am looking for the midi format as it is such a beautiful hymn > >Danielwh > > > >--- >Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free. >Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). >Version: 6.0.705 / Virus Database: 461 - Release Date: 6/12/2004 > >"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: Ocean Grove Review From: <Seedlac@aol.com> Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2004 12:59:39 EDT   Sadly there was no room for the pipe organ on today's "Prairie Home Companion." I was disappointed, but not surprised. I remember when the = Anonymous Four were on the program. It seem that Keeler was less than moved and had to = make some comment about their non-folksy tone. We should not look to swine to advertise our pearls. Steve Baltimore  
(back) Subject: Re: Ocean Grove Review From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2004 14:50:09 -0400   On 6/13/04 12:59 PM, "Seedlac@aol.com" <Seedlac@aol.com> wrote:   > It seem that Keeler was less than moved and had to make some comment = about > their non-folksy tone. We should not look to swine to advertise our = pearls.   Steve, I'm disappointed at your report. Maybe he'll repent.   Some years back I went to "Bach Vespers" at Holy Trinity, Central Park = West. Garrison Keillor was the pew behind me, and I have to assume he was there voluntarily. So I'll remain hopeful.   Alan    
(back) Subject: Contact info. needed--x-post From: <RMB10@aol.com> Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2004 21:16:42 EDT   Do any of the pipe organ builders on the list have any idea of what = happened to Ben Williams who owned the Knowlton Pipe Organ company of Davidson, NC? = His business closed down 5 or 6 years ago, and supposedly, he is now = living in California selling insurance. My church has just spent a fortune having = work done on our Knowlton organ and the information that we have at the church = is sketchy as to technical details. I am trying to get in contact with him = to see if he has any of the original files or to see who might have them. After = only 10 years, there is no reason that we should have needed to do the work = that was done, provided the original work was done properly, and that is why = our service company is wanting us to investigate some of the specifics. = Suffice to say, wiring from the rectifier to the relay was done with lamp cord, and = we are trying to find out if anything like this was spelled out anywhere. The company who also provided the rectifier has told our service company that = the original rectifier was severly undersized for the instrument, but there is = nothing in our church's papers that specifies the size of the rectifier. As far = as we know, Ben Williams closed his company down, but the rumor mill around Charlotte, NC has several other stories, so I don't know if he closed the = company on his own or if the company went bankrupt. All I can find on the internet = is that he was strongly tied in with the Church of Scientology and that there = are several websites warning consumers of businesess linked to the church, and =   Knowlton Pipe Organs is on the list, but the local address and phone is on = there, and it's not good anymore. So if anyone knows where Ben Williams is or = how to get in touch, please let me know, because my church would like to get = copies of his file on our current instrument.   Thanks.   Monty Bennett Friendship Baptist Church Charlotte, NC  
(back) Subject: Console hydraulic lifts [x-posted] From: "Charlie Lester" <crlester@137.com> Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2004 23:01:56 -0700   Hello, can someone point me to a source for a console hydraulic lift, and a ballpark cost?   The console would not have to be raised and lowered a huge distance, just about two feet, actually. And it's not big or heavy -- it's a 2-manual Klann tripper rolltop console with about 30 stop tablets and a very minimal combination action.   Here's the deal -- The console at one of my churches is sunk down in a shallow pit in the front area of the chancel, just behind the pulpit. Because of the area, the size of the pit (just large-enough in area to contain the console with no room around it), and the way it's situated (facing the other side of the chancel), there's no place to put a little set of steps down.   I do a lot of running back and forth from pipe organ to Hammond to piano and back again. Every time I have to climb onto that bench again, I fear I'm going to slip and fall.   I have to, like, stand on the bench and then ease myself down to the console, holding onto the side jambs for support. It's always been kinda awkward getting on and off the organ bench since the top of the bench is only a few inches above the level of the floor.   This fear increases since "I'm not getting any younger" and some of those midlife aches and pains are starting to set in. And, yes, I am sure losing a couple of pounds would help too, but....... that's not going to happen between now and next week.   Today I did nearly fall down into that pit when trying to get onto the organ bench (and it wasn't the first time). I slipped and twisted my ankle a little, and if I had really fallen down in there it would not have been pretty.   I had thought about just lifting the console out of the pit and permanently covering it with a new floor at the same level as the chancel floor, but if a hydraulic lift is cost-competitive that may be the way to go.   Thx-----   ~ C