PipeChat Digest #4349 - Saturday, March 6, 2004
 
Re: Automatic Pedal question / melody coupler question
  by "Vern Jones" <soundres@foothill.net>
Re: A hymn story and a concert
  by <OMusic@aol.com>
RE: Illuminated stop controls
  by "Will Light" <will.light@btinternet.com>
Just a note on pipe construction...
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
Re: Illuminating naughty words
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
Crimond
  by "D H" <dph1@dellmail.com>
Re: Illuminated stop controls
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: Regent Steet Polytechnic
  by "John Foss" <harfo32@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: music notes in the bulletin?
  by "Beau Surratt" <Beau.Surratt@theatreorgans.com>
Re: second touch outside of the Cinema
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
Re: Steiner-Reck and push button stop controls
  by "Beau Surratt" <Beau.Surratt@theatreorgans.com>
Re: Regent Street Polytechnic
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca>
Re: Crimond / The Lord's My Shepherd (w/Organ)
  by <ProOrgo53@aol.com>
RE: Certain Organ apperiti and their first appearances.
  by "Mark & Cinda Towne" <mstowne@concentric.net>
Sorry...San Leandro is NORTH of Hayward
  by "Mark & Cinda Towne" <mstowne@concentric.net>
Re: Certain Organ apperiti and their first appearances.
  by "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com>
Re: Certain Organ apperiti and their first appearances.
  by "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com>
Re: second touch/double touch and stuff that works
  by "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com>
Re: Certain Organ apperiti and their first appearances.
  by "Ken" <mewzishn@optonline.net>
Re: Just a note on pipe construction...
  by "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com>
Re: Certain Organ apperiti and their first appearances.
  by "Ken" <mewzishn@optonline.net>
First Baptist Jackson, MS
  by "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com>
Re: Just a note on pipe construction...
  by <quilisma@cox.net>
Re: Just a note on pipe construction...
  by "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com>
RE: Certain Organ apperiti and their first appearances.
  by "Mark & Cinda Towne" <mstowne@concentric.net>
OK, here's a fun question:
  by <quilisma@cox.net>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Automatic Pedal question / melody coupler question From: "Vern Jones" <soundres@foothill.net> Date: Sat, 06 Mar 2004 11:43:35 -0800   Probably the same way that cheap electronics key a single pedal note with= series contacts (wired similar to the old christmas tree lights), with high note priority.   The top note puts out the keying potential for that feature alone, and op= ens the chain so no other note may be keyed below it.   Vern   quilisma@cox.net wrote: >=20 > Robert Hope-Jones, I think. It was called "Suitable Bass" or "Suitable > Pedal", and it added or subtracted stops from the Pedal to "match" > whatever manual upon which it was drawn. >=20 > Now ... does anybody know how the E.M. Skinner "Solo to Great Melody" > coupler worked? There were MECHANICAL-action "Sostenuto Bass" couplers > as far back as Mason & Hamlin reed organs, but I don't think I've ever > seen an explanation of how the Skinner coupler managed to pick out the > highest note being played. >=20 > Cheers, >=20 > Bud >=20 > Andr=E9s G=FCnther wrote: >=20 > > Andres gunther > > agun@telcel.net.ve > > > > Now that the "Automatic Pedal" is discussed: Can someone tell me when= this > > device was invented- and by whom? > > > > Thanks in advance > > Andres > > =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D > > First was the cat, then was the Orgler. > > The Orgler got a pet and the cat got something to wonder about. > > > > > > "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" > > PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topic= s > > HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org > > List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org > > Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org > > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org > > > > > > >=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  
(back) Subject: Re: A hymn story and a concert From: <OMusic@aol.com> Date: Sat, 6 Mar 2004 14:48:07 EST   This area is great for having concerts, especially on the organ, Pipe = and/or electronic. We have one at least once a week. Next week we will be in Brownsville where Keith is tuning/voicing a Pipe organ and tuning some = pianos. Of course, we have to be back by Sunday for me to play the services. I am enjoying the church very much. People are friendly and the attendance is = a little over half of the membership in Sunday School each Sunday. Keith has = played both the organ and piano as a sub and a special on the piano. He occasionally plays the postlude for me. We are giving a recital in Chickasha next = month for the MacDowell Club in the church from which I came. (If Keith learns his = parts of the duets). My health is still up and down. I have had a migraine for = 3 days. Fortunately I have some medication that will help, but the headache = is back within 3 hours. This happens every few months, usually after an = illness. The skin cancer the doctor removed from Keith's face returned and now he = is having trouble getting a doctor to remove it, as he doesn't have = insurance. Several lesions thought to be cancer were not. We have a good life. = Thanks for the letter, Alan. Eyrlne    
(back) Subject: RE: Illuminated stop controls From: "Will Light" <will.light@btinternet.com> Date: Sat, 6 Mar 2004 20:00:15 -0000   Several years ago, when Richard Smithers was the city organist and = custodian of the Southampton Guildhall organ, I went down there with a couple of friends for a day out playing that wonderful instrument. Richard was = telling me that they had been having some trouble with those illuminated stops = on the Classical Console. The only way they could repair them when the = bulbs went was to replace them with a tiny lamp which was designed for = surgeon's instruments which they either poke up or down you to have a look-see! = These had to have long wires soldered to them to replace the lamps which = Compton used, which are now an obsolete design. BTW, for those who don't know it, I think it is one of Compton's finest creations. It has 52 ranks, extended quite a lot, and all but the Tibia = are available on the Classical console, which is 4 manual, illuminated stops = and also has a 3 by 3 matrix of the stops to control which shoes operate = which set of swell shades. Hidden in the middle of this large and impressive classical specification is a Theatre organ of about 23 ranks. The Tibia = is used on this one of course, and it has a 4 manual, horseshoe, stop tab console. The two consoles used to live on two lifts, side by side in the middle of the vast stage area. After one or other of the consoles = shifted slightly on the lift, and then the lift elevated causing damage to both stage and console, they were removed from the lifts and now live on = either side of the proscenium arch - rather like the Wurlitzer in Radio City = Music Hall. I shall never forget the lush sounds I made with all the strings, and = the FOUR vox humanas all singing together, nor the thrill of my rendition of "Granada" with a fanfare trumpet calling the faithful to the bull ring!! =     Will Light Coventry UK     -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of = John Foss Sent: 06 March 2004 16:38 To: PipeChat Subject: Re: Illuminated stop controls   Dear list, If this has never been mentioned before I would be amazed, but Compton organs of the 1930's were using illuminated double touch push button stops - elegant and convenient, particularly on the vast instruments like Hull Town Hall and Southmapton Guildhall (classical console.) On the countless occasions I have played them I have never known a light bulb fail. You could usually choose from two power levels -bright or dim (which I don't think was a reflection on the organist's abilities) and they also had a double touch cancel facility which you could have on or off. It's best in the off position, otherwise you could get a nasty surprise, though useful in the Franck Chorales. They are still working today on some instruments, over 70 years after they were installed. I did criticise the illuminated imitation light up "drawstops" on a recently produced elctronic instrument, which brought forth howls of protest from a couple of dealers, who, whilst agreeing with my criticisms, pointed out that they had to sell them. I really doubt that any comment I might make would have the slightest influence on any purchaser, though manufacturers might be influenced by opinions voiced on this media if they are justified. It was not a bad electronic organ - apart from the stops, quite an elegant console and no better or worse sound that most of the "mass produce" competition, as opposed to the custome built instruments. Perhaps they might improve this aspect of the design - maybe the old Compton system could be revived? John Foss   =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D www.johnfoss.gr http://groups.yahoo.com/group/orgofftop/ Topic of the week : The American Elections     =09 =09 =09 ___________________________________________________________ Yahoo! Messenger - Communicate instantly..."Ping"=20 your friends today! Download Messenger Now=20 http://uk.messenger.yahoo.com/download/index.html "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: Just a note on pipe construction... From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Sat, 6 Mar 2004 15:46:12 EST   If the Nitsua is, indeed, a flared rank, it is of Dolcan or "Tolkaan" form, and not similar to a Bell Gamba, which has a tapered body surmounted = by a flared section at the open end. Flared labial stops go back many centuries in Netherlandish organs, = and Snetzler's early Dulcianas in 18th century England were also flared, being =   larger at the open end than at the mouth. Ernest M. Skinner used this type of construction for the early Gross Gamba, which I believe was four scales larger at the open end than at the = mouth.   Sebastian M. Gluck New York City   ..  
(back) Subject: Re: Illuminating naughty words From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Sat, 6 Mar 2004 15:49:50 EST   And I heard the story as Ernest Martin Skinner, in his early days as a = cinema accompanist, doing that on an Estey console after the dimming of the house =   lights.   Does anybody know the "true" anecdote, even if Apocryphal?  
(back) Subject: Crimond From: "D H" <dph1@dellmail.com> Date: Sun, 07 Mar 2004 05:41:52 +0800     Hello all:   Does anyone know of a SATB anthem arrangement of The Lord's My Shepherd = which uses the Crimond tune?   Thanks   Doug Hendsbee       -- _______________________________________________ Get your free email from http://www.dellmail.com        
(back) Subject: Re: Illuminated stop controls From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Sat, 6 Mar 2004 13:41:54 -0800 (PST)   Hello,   Oh no John!   Far too well made, far too over-engineered and far too expensively analogue!   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK     --- John Foss <harfo32@yahoo.co.uk> wrote: ........Compton organs of the 1930's were using > illuminated double touch push button stops ..... > maybe the > old Compton system could be revived?     __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Search - Find what you=92re looking for faster http://search.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Regent Steet Polytechnic From: "John Foss" <harfo32@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Sat, 6 Mar 2004 22:03:25 +0000 (GMT)   Bob, There were - maybe still are - two Compton organs on the Poly premises - one was a 6 rank "cinema" style instrument in the Poly cinema next door, which I'm pretty certain had conventional cinema stop tabs, the other a smaller 4 rank "church" style instrument in the Fyvie Hall which I think was downstairs and had the illuminated stop controls. I think it must have been the Fyvie Hall instrument you played. Am I right? (We have an apartment about 100 yards away behind the BBC - I used to play them both quite often!) John Foss   =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D www.johnfoss.gr http://groups.yahoo.com/group/orgofftop/ Topics of the week : Formula one starts tomorrow The American Elections The Greek elections Political apathy     ___________________________________________________________ Yahoo! Messenger - Communicate instantly..."Ping" your friends today! Download Messenger Now http://uk.messenger.yahoo.com/download/index.html  
(back) Subject: Re: music notes in the bulletin? From: "Beau Surratt" <Beau.Surratt@theatreorgans.com> Date: Sat, 06 Mar 2004 16:16:45 -0600   Hi! I did the same thing as Monty for Black History Month- I got nothing but good comments about it. My only problem is finding time to write the notes- especially if its a composer I don't know much about. I've done such notes at other places in the past and people have really enjoyed it.     Blessings, Beau Surratt      
(back) Subject: Re: second touch outside of the Cinema From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Sat, 6 Mar 2004 17:20:03 EST   The 1924 IV/37 Kimball at Temple Tifereth Israel in Cleveland, Ohio, = was a large unit organ with a horseshoe console and second touch on the Great, =   Swell, and Choir, but not the Solo, Echo, or Pedal. Pedal stops suitable = to each chamber were included with each division, under expression. The = specification was drawn up by Carlton H. Bullis, organist of the congregation (known = simply as "The Temple"). Alas, that console was torn out some decades ago, and replaced with a shabby cigar-box affair with three manuals and far fewer controls. I = believe the second touch was lost at that time. The organ is in poor condition, and = the congregation uses their suburban facility for the most part, rather than = the domed, seven-sided sanctuary that is near the Cleveland Museum of Art. The large IV/62 in the Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles was a straight specification, and traditionally classical in design, although = within a few years of the Cleveland synagogue instrument. It survives completely unaltered today, and is a fine and grand instrument with a thrilling full = English Swell and an Echo organ in the dome. It has quite the Pedal division, too.   Sebastian M. Gluck New York City   ..  
(back) Subject: Re: Steiner-Reck and push button stop controls From: "Beau Surratt" <Beau.Surratt@theatreorgans.com> Date: Sat, 06 Mar 2004 16:21:37 -0600   Hi! There's a nice 2 manual Berghaus of around 40 ranks at First Presbyterian Church in Highland, IN (NW Indiana, near Chicago) which has illuminated stop buttons. These do not have any sort of wood tops, so they are no trouble to see. Does anyone else know of other consoles built by Berghaus in this manner? This is the only one I've seen.     Blessings, Beau      
(back) Subject: Re: Regent Street Polytechnic From: "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca> Date: Sat, 06 Mar 2004 17:27:54 -0500   At 05:03 PM 3/6/2004, John Foss wrote: >Bob, >There were - maybe still are - two Compton organs on >the Poly premises - one was a 6 rank "cinema" style >instrument in the Poly cinema next door, which I'm >pretty certain had conventional cinema stop tabs, the >other a smaller 4 rank "church" style instrument in >the Fyvie Hall which I think was downstairs and had >the illuminated stop controls. I think it must have >been the Fyvie Hall instrument you played. Am I right? >(We have an apartment about 100 yards away behind the >BBC - I used to play them both quite often!)   I had entirely forgotten about Fyvie Hall! I am sure that you are right, = - what I really remember is my rather ignominious exclusion for the playing of hymns rather too joyfully!   But I also remember very well playing the one in the Polytechnic Cinema, perhaps we used the cinema for Prize Days or something! I think that old "Huffy" would do anything to get out of having to do the job himself! I left the Poly in 1939, - my memories might be a bit off after over 60 years!   I think that the one in the cinema was damaged by water several years ago, =   but someone told me that it was repaired now.   Bob Conway    
(back) Subject: Re: Crimond / The Lord's My Shepherd (w/Organ) From: <ProOrgo53@aol.com> Date: Sat, 6 Mar 2004 17:48:54 EST   The Lord's My Shepherd Carl F. Mueller SATB (+ Descant) w/Organ Carl Fischer CM6611    
(back) Subject: RE: Certain Organ apperiti and their first appearances. From: "Mark & Cinda Towne" <mstowne@concentric.net> Date: Sat, 6 Mar 2004 15:02:45 -0800   Hi there,   All Saint's Episcopal Church is in San Leandro (Hayward's neighbor to the south) and there was a pipe organ in it at one time...don't know who or what. It's small chamber became a vesting room. It had been removed just about the time I was born in 1954. The only Episcopal Church in Hayward = (at least in the 1970's) was Trinity that had methinks a 5-rank Robert-Morton which had been rescued from the old Hayward Theatre.   In 1971, a dentist in Oakland donated his II-8 Aeolian player organ to Trinity and was installed in the late 70';s or early eighties augmented = with the Morton.   Regards,   Mark S. Towne Sub-Dean, Southern Nevada Chapter, AGO   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of Sand Lawn Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2004 9:07 PM To: PipeChat Subject: Re: Certain Organ apperiti and their first appearances.     There was a small 1917 Los Angeles Art organ in Hayward, CA at All = Saint's Episcopal that had a Trompette en Chamade .... this is the first example that I am aware of in America.   Sand Lawn Praestant@aol.com wrote.   I thought there was a church in Calif that had one earlier than the Kilgore instrument.    
(back) Subject: Sorry...San Leandro is NORTH of Hayward From: "Mark & Cinda Towne" <mstowne@concentric.net> Date: Sat, 6 Mar 2004 15:05:29 -0800     -----Original Message----- From: Mark & Cinda Towne [mailto:mstowne@concentric.net] Sent: Saturday, March 06, 2004 3:03 PM To: PipeChat Subject: RE: Certain Organ apperiti and their first appearances.     Hi there,   All Saint's Episcopal Church is in San Leandro (Hayward's neighbor to the NORTH ) and there was a pipe organ in it at one time...don't know who or what. It's small chamber became a vesting room. It had been removed just about the time I was born in 1954. The only Episcopal Church in Hayward = (at least in the 1970's) was Trinity that had methinks a 5-rank Robert-Morton which had been rescued from the old Hayward Theatre.   In 1971, a dentist in Oakland donated his II-8 Aeolian player organ to Trinity and was installed in the late 70';s or early eighties augmented = with the Morton.   Regards,   Mark S. Towne Sub-Dean, Southern Nevada Chapter, AGO   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of Sand Lawn Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2004 9:07 PM To: PipeChat Subject: Re: Certain Organ apperiti and their first appearances.     There was a small 1917 Los Angeles Art organ in Hayward, CA at All = Saint's Episcopal that had a Trompette en Chamade .... this is the first example that I am aware of in America.   Sand Lawn Praestant@aol.com wrote.   I thought there was a church in Calif that had one earlier than the Kilgore instrument.    
(back) Subject: Re: Certain Organ apperiti and their first appearances. From: "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com> Date: Sat, 6 Mar 2004 15:26:17 -0800 (PST)   The Jardine at St Georges in NYC (At that time) was truly a great deal of = ingenuity for that time.         From Desiree' T. Desiree' Hines Chicago, IL 60649 http://concertartist.info/bios/hines.html   --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Search - Find what you=92re looking for faster.  
(back) Subject: Re: Certain Organ apperiti and their first appearances. From: "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com> Date: Sat, 6 Mar 2004 15:32:05 -0800 (PST)   Yes indeed. LA Art started the Wanamaker organ. I have seen old pics of = Alex Guilmant playing it when it was in its original position, before Wanamakers. It was = 5 Manuals and had a HUGE console.       From Desiree' T. Desiree' Hines Chicago, IL 60649 http://concertartist.info/bios/hines.html   --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Search - Find what you=92re looking for faster.  
(back) Subject: Re: second touch/double touch and stuff that works From: "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com> Date: Sat, 6 Mar 2004 15:43:48 -0800 (PST)   Jim, great of you to speak of Steinmeyer (spelling!?) and their consoles. = That style console certainly is beautiful and tasteful too. And yes theres = the one at the cathedral in Altoona that is very pretty. I dunno how many = ranks it is tho. 4 manuals/untouched. Do you know of any other Steinmeyers in the USA? Is it true that the"frei kombination" is a blind system? An acquaintance = of mine, Paul Fejko, says that the ones he recorded on in Europe are blind = combos.       From Desiree' T. Desiree' Hines Chicago, IL 60649 http://concertartist.info/bios/hines.html   --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Search - Find what you=92re looking for faster.  
(back) Subject: Re: Certain Organ apperiti and their first appearances. From: "Ken" <mewzishn@optonline.net> Date: Sat, 06 Mar 2004 18:52:30 -0500     On 6 Mar 2004, at 6.02 PM, Mark & Cinda Towne wrote:   > All Saint's Episcopal Church is in San Leandro (Hayward's neighbor to=20=   > the south) and there was a pipe organ in it at one time...don't know=20=   > who or what. It's small chamber became a vesting room.=A0 It had been=20=   > removed just about the time I was born in 1954.=A0 The only Episcopal=20=   > Church in Hayward (at least in the 1970's) was Trinity that had=20 > methinks a 5-rank Robert-Morton which had been rescued from the old=20 > Hayward Theatre.=A0   The more I think about it, I think it was a Roman Catholic church that=20=   had the organ with the 'first' U.S. horizontal reed, and it may have=20 been Hayward, but it was in northern mid-central Calif.     Kenneth L. Sybesma Choirmaster and Organist Church of the Advent, Westbury NY Temple Organist & Director of Children's Music Temple Or Elohim, Jericho NY=    
(back) Subject: Re: Just a note on pipe construction... From: "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com> Date: Sat, 6 Mar 2004 15:54:05 -0800 (PST)   Sebastian... On reed construction...what's the difference between Closed German = Shallots and Norther German Shallots? I hear that on the northern (is that = "open"?) a wider resonator is used, making for a more rich tone. Enrich me!     From Desiree' T. Desiree' Hines Chicago, IL 60649 http://concertartist.info/bios/hines.html   --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Search - Find what you=92re looking for faster.  
(back) Subject: Re: Certain Organ apperiti and their first appearances. From: "Ken" <mewzishn@optonline.net> Date: Sat, 06 Mar 2004 18:56:54 -0500     On 6 Mar 2004, at 6.32 PM, T.Desiree' Hines wrote:   > LA Art   Which was Murray Harris before.   Kenneth L. Sybesma Choirmaster and Organist Church of the Advent, Westbury NY Temple Organist & Director of Children's Music Temple Or Elohim, Jericho NY    
(back) Subject: First Baptist Jackson, MS From: "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com> Date: Sat, 6 Mar 2004 15:59:35 -0800 (PST)   Whats the latest on the organ back home at First Jackson?     From Desiree' T. Desiree' Hines Chicago, IL 60649 http://concertartist.info/bios/hines.html   --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Search - Find what you=92re looking for faster.  
(back) Subject: Re: Just a note on pipe construction... From: <quilisma@cox.net> Date: Sat, 06 Mar 2004 16:10:27 -0800   I can't say about shallots, but the Schnitger-inspired Fritts-Richards at All Souls' Episcopal in San Diego has wonderful DARK reeds, particularly the Pedal Posaune, which will fit under anything from an 8' flute to the coupled plena ... so will the Pedal 16' Principal, and those are the ONLY two 16' stops in the Pedal ... there is a manual 16' bourdon you can couple down, but you don't really need to.   Now THAT'S organ-building (grin). Not a throw-away stop in the entire scheme.   Cheers,   Bud   T.Desiree' Hines wrote:   > Sebastian... > On reed construction...what's the difference between Closed German > Shallots and Norther German Shallots? I hear that on the northern (is > that "open"?) a wider resonator is used, making for a more rich tone. > > Enrich me! > > > From Desiree' > T. Desiree' Hines > Chicago, IL 60649 > http://concertartist.info/bios/hines.html > > ------------------------------------------------------------------------ > Do you Yahoo!? > Yahoo! Search - Find what you=92re looking for faster. > <http://search.yahoo.com/?fr=3Dad-mailsig-home>      
(back) Subject: Re: Just a note on pipe construction... From: "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com> Date: Sat, 6 Mar 2004 16:05:40 -0800 (PST)   Hunny... On a Fritts...all is sufficient and well built oKAY?! They are so well crafted. At PLU we would not even used the reed 32 (!) = and the Flue 32 together. The posaune 32 is just so rich in fundamental = that you don't need to use it with the 32 subbass. Nor, on that organ, do = you add other flues to the principals. Is Richards-Fawkes still building?       From Desiree' T. Desiree' Hines Chicago, IL 60649 http://concertartist.info/bios/hines.html   --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Search - Find what you=92re looking for faster.  
(back) Subject: RE: Certain Organ apperiti and their first appearances. From: "Mark & Cinda Towne" <mstowne@concentric.net> Date: Sat, 6 Mar 2004 16:08:11 -0800   Yes, there is an All Saint's RC in Hayward, and there is a smallish pipe organ in it. Haven't been in the church for the better part of 20 years. Fine Mission style architecture.   Mark S. Towne Las Vegas, NV   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of Ken Sent: Saturday, March 06, 2004 3:53 PM To: PipeChat Subject: Re: Certain Organ apperiti and their first appearances.       On 6 Mar 2004, at 6.02 PM, Mark & Cinda Towne wrote:   > All Saint's Episcopal Church is in San Leandro (Hayward's neighbor to > the south) and there was a pipe organ in it at one time...don't know > who or what. It's small chamber became a vesting room.=A0 It had been > removed just about the time I was born in 1954.=A0 The only Episcopal > Church in Hayward (at least in the 1970's) was Trinity that had > methinks a 5-rank Robert-Morton which had been rescued from the old > Hayward Theatre.=A0   The more I think about it, I think it was a Roman Catholic church that had the organ with the 'first' U.S. horizontal reed, and it may have been Hayward, but it was in northern mid-central Calif.     Kenneth L. Sybesma Choirmaster and Organist Church of the Advent, Westbury NY Temple Organist & Director of Children's Music Temple Or Elohim, Jericho NY "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: OK, here's a fun question: From: <quilisma@cox.net> Date: Sat, 06 Mar 2004 16:18:55 -0800   What single organ would you choose to be stranded on a desert island with (presuming a suitable building, etc.)?   Me: the E.M. Skinner at St. Luke's, Evanston, and the aforementioned Fritts-Richards.   Cheers,   Bud