PipeChat Digest #4351 - Sunday, March 7, 2004
 
Re: WINTHROP UNIV AEOLIAN-SKINNER WATER DAMAGE
  by <RMB10@aol.com>
Re: Re: OK, here's a fun question:
  by "Milo R. Shepherd" <mrstwin2@cox.net>
Disney Hall organ appearance
  by <Wuxuzusu@aol.com>
RE: OK, here's a fun question:
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
RE: Steinmeyers this side of the pond
  by "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com>
Re: Disney Hall organ appearance
  by "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com>
Re: OK, here's a fun question:
  by "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com>
Re: Disney Hall organ appearance
  by "Mike Gettelman" <mike3247@earthlink.net>
World's Fair Program
  by "James Grebe" <pianoman@accessus.net>
OK, here's a fun question:
  by "Keith Zimmerman" <kwzimmerman@alltel.net>
Re: Certain Organ apperiti and their first appearances.
  by "Christopher Howerter" <OrgelspielerKMD@msn.com>
Re: OK, here's a fun question:
  by <r_ehrh@bellsouth.net>
Bud's Question
  by "First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois" <kzrev@rr1.net>
RE: Steinmeyers this side of the pond
  by "Michael David" <michaelandmaggy@earthlink.net>
RE: Bud's Question
  by "Michael David" <michaelandmaggy@earthlink.net>
SORTA off-topic: LITURGICAL MUSIC FOR HOLY WEEK (choral)
  by <quilisma@cox.net>
Steinmeyer, wow!
  by "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com>
RE: WINTHROP UNIV AEOLIAN-SKINNER WATER DAMAGE
  by "Mark Hopper" <mlhopper@msn.com>
Desert Island Organ
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
Re: That small instrument...
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
Re: That small instrument.. ERROR
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Re: Hull City Hall reeds
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: Disney Hall organ appearance
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
RE: Desert Island Organ
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: WINTHROP UNIV AEOLIAN-SKINNER WATER DAMAGE From: <RMB10@aol.com> Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 05:43:02 EST   I was the one who mentioned to Scott in an email that the Skinner at = Winthrop was water damaged. I live two blocks from Winthrop and was attending a concert there in Byrnes Hall and before the concert I was told that the = organ had recently sustained tremendous water damage. The extent of the water = damage is not yet known as it is being investigated. The organ was to be used in a concert in the past couple of weeks and that is when it was found that the = roof had leaked into one of the chambers. I was told that David Lowry, the now =   retired organ professor, has declared the organ "unusable" and at this = point, the music department is investigating options as to what they can do, but as = in all university settings, they are wading through the red tape of university politics. As I hear any developments, I will keep the list apprised.   Monty Bennett    
(back) Subject: Re: Re: OK, here's a fun question: From: "Milo R. Shepherd" <mrstwin2@cox.net> Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 8:45:22 -0500   > Easy! the Aeolian-Skinner from the Mormon Tabernacle. Does > everything. Maybe not "authentically" but certainly musically. > > -Bill   Bill,   The Mormon Tabernacle Organ was refurbished in the early 1980's and other = than the console being rebuilt, it was upgraded to include a computer so = that each organist at the Tabernacle could carry a card and the organ = presets would change to that organist once the card was inserted. Also a = timer for Music and the Spoken Word was added. All connections were = upgraded from phenumatic to fiber optic. Schoenstein in SF was the = contractor that rebuilt the organ in the 80's. They went on to build the = new organ in the LDS Conference Center. Schoenstein was not allowed to = change any of the dynamics of the Tabernacle Organ because its sound was = so unique and the Church wanted to keep that sound.      
(back) Subject: Disney Hall organ appearance From: <Wuxuzusu@aol.com> Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 08:52:22 EST   Did anyone see the "Exterme Makeover" program recently? It featured an African-American makeover, and a nearly blind and deaf makeover.   Near the end of the program, the deaf/blind lady was given the first of a digital hearing aid implanted in some way. She is then shown listening to = an ochestra performing in the Disney Hall. One scene shows the entire front = of the building with the orchestra on stage. There is that Rosales pipe organ = facade in all its glory. WOW! The design makes sense after seeing that view of the stage. CAtch it if you can. Its just a brief 1-2 second shot, but = memorable!   Musically, Stan Krider  
(back) Subject: RE: OK, here's a fun question: From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 05:59:15 -0800 (PST)   Hello,   I would take the organ I play with me. Doesn't that just smack of self-satisfaction?   Of course, recreating the wonderful acoustic would be a problem, but I hear that coconut shells are quite non-absorbent, and could be amassed, strung together with bits of palm and shaped into something acceptable.   The opening recital on the island would be:-   Improvisation on "I am sailing"   Sailor's Hornpipe   Bach before the mast   A transcription of the Fantasy on Sea Songs by Henry Wood   Improvisation on "She wore an Itzy bitzy, yellow polkadot bikini"   Of course, I would send out invitations for the opening concert in numerous bottles, by casting them into the ocean. On the night, here would be ample supplies of Banana Liquor and Coconut Wine, and when the audience were at their most jolly, I would slip away quietly in the most powerful boat, buy the island, set up a Swiss bank account, establish it as an upmarket tourist venue, and return as the organ-playing governor.   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK           --- Jeff White <reedstop@charter.net> wrote: > > What single organ would you choose to be stranded > on a desert island > > with   __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Search - Find what you=92re looking for faster http://search.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: RE: Steinmeyers this side of the pond From: "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com> Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 06:23:12 -0800 (PST)   Jim when you find the Steinmeyer in Chitown, let me know and let's do a = crawl. They are still building eh?   james nerstheimer <enigma1685@hotmail.com> wrote: Seems I read somewhere there is a Chicago parish with one of 1900's = vintage. Don't remember which, but it was on the near West side and the building had been recently renovated. Could that be Holy Family? If anyone has info, please pipe up! I gotta get my fingers on one. They're wonderful instruments!   I was browsing thouroughly the other night the Steinmeyer website. They do =   have a lot of opus's listed, but it's not a complete list. (They have been =   building since 1848!) Their large organ in St. Lorenzkirche I believe has some sort of 64', but not sure if that's a reed or a something else. It's not listed, nor is Opus 1809=97the one I made friends with.   The combination system on that instrument isn't exactly blind. There are these little knobs in four rows directly above each stop about the = diametre of a pencil eraser, and you can easily see which are pulled out. When you engage a piston, it stays depressed until either you select another piston =   or l=F6sen Sie aus with the red one. It's as slick as Katzenscheisse und = sehr gut arbeiten sie!   Laukhuff builds some interesting consoles as well. They've done quite well =   for themselves not only from pipemakiing and console building, but just about everything else associated with organbuilding such as all the tools and gadgets, and of course, the WeinPfeiffe.   Speaking of gadgets, they have TOILET SEATS. Now for the organist/builder/Chormeister/Pfarrer, there are themed clear acrylic = toilet seats with a graphic underlay and sundries embedded within! Release that tide with comfort, confidence, and pride!   jim   O):^)   _________________________________________________________________ FREE pop-up blocking with the new MSN Toolbar =96 get it now! http://clk.atdmt.com/AVE/go/onm00200415ave/direct/01/   "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       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: Disney Hall organ appearance From: "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com> Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 06:25:23 -0800 (PST)   This might not set well with some people but Imma say it any way MMMMMMMMMM The Disney Organ!   Wuxuzusu@aol.com wrote: Did anyone see the "Exterme Makeover" program recently? It featured an African-American makeover, and a nearly blind and deaf makeover.   Near the end of the program, the deaf/blind lady was given the first of a digital hearing aid implanted in some way. She is then shown listening to = an ochestra performing in the Disney Hall. One scene shows the entire front = of the building with the orchestra on stage. There is that Rosales pipe organ = facade in all its glory. WOW! The design makes sense after seeing that view of the stage. CAtch it if you can. Its just a brief 1-2 second shot, but = memorable!   Musically, Stan Krider "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       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: OK, here's a fun question: From: "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com> Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 06:30:01 -0800 (PST)   If I were stuck in a desert and had a choice of organs, I'd have to desire = the Austin/Konzelman from Mollie Nichols church in Manhattan. Heavenly = Rest I think. If someone were stuck on another island and took that one, = I'd take the Meyerson Fisk.     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: Disney Hall organ appearance From: "Mike Gettelman" <mike3247@earthlink.net> Date: Sun, 07 Mar 2004 09:41:12 -0500       "T.Desiree' Hines" wrote:   > This might not set well with some people but Imma say > it any way MMMMMMMMMM The Disney Organ! [Image] >   Anyone care to set up an online poll where folks from this group can go to vote their side of this debate? My money says the proponents outnumber the detractors by 10 to 1.   Mike    
(back) Subject: World's Fair Program From: "James Grebe" <pianoman@accessus.net> Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 10:31:48 -0600   On Friday of this coming week at First Church of Christ, Scientist there = is going to be a re-creation of the program that was played on opening ceremonies at the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904 on the Los Angeles Art = Oran Company magnum opus. The original was played by Charles Galloway, a pupil of Alexandre Guilmant. The organ this time is a 41 rank Hutchings-Votey just restored in 1999 and the organist will be Martha Schaffer. Time will be 7"30 PM on Friday in St. Louis James Grebe Piano-Forte Tuning & Repair Artisan of Wood WWW.JamesGrebe.com 1526 Raspberry Lane Arnold, MO 63010 pianoman@accessus.net      
(back) Subject: OK, here's a fun question: From: "Keith Zimmerman" <kwzimmerman@alltel.net> Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 12:39:03 -0500   On a serious note:   I would like the small instrument that Sebastian mentioned a few months = ago while we were discussing small affordable organs. Few of us would last = long on "Survivor", so I'm assuming that this desert (or is it deserted of its previous inhabitants) island will have electricity. For the kind of music that I play, I'm certain that this small organ would be perfectly satisfactory for me.   I would appreciate being reminded of the stoplist and ranklist.   Thanks, Keith      
(back) Subject: Re: Certain Organ apperiti and their first appearances. From: "Christopher Howerter" <OrgelspielerKMD@msn.com> Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 13:10:21 -0500   Dear List,   It was a while ago this was written about, though I just wanted to put = my two cents in before it's forgotten. I was recently given a CD = (actually many of them) by fellow list member and friend, Malcolm = Weschler. One of them featured the works of Alfred Hollins played by = none other than the living blind organist, David Liddle. I am going to = be learning the "A Trumpet Minute" very soon, as I am waiting for the = music to come. When I listening to this recording, I heard the Tuba, = which was used as a solo stop for the majority of the piece. I found it = very interesting that on the one note (on the Tuba) that is repeated a = few times as the main theme comes to a close, sounds quite like the 8' = Trumpet on a 50-year-old Allen that is in the Baptist church I grew up = in. I believe, in the recording close to the end, he uses the Trumpet = on 25" wind, that Colin spoke of below. I must say that thing startled = me when I first heard it! BTW, it might be another piece that employs = the Tuba and then the Trumpet, but nevertheless, it was quite a loud = thing. It certinaly packs quite a punch, I must say...though I'll let = you decided whether this is a good punch! <grin>   Sincerely, Christopher J. Howerter, SPC Director of Music and Organist St. Paul's Lutheran Church Bethlehem, PA Cell: (610) 462-8017 =20   ------------------------- Original Message:   Subject: Re: Certain Organ apperiti and their first appearances. From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk<about:blank>> Date: Fri, 5 Mar 2004 03:19:27 -0800 (PST)   Hello,   The blistering, paint-stripping Orchestral Trumpet of Hull City Hall, here in the UK (25" wg) was the inspiration for the "Trumpet Minuet" composed by the blind City Organist at the time, Alfred Hollins.   I was once tempted to compose a piece called "Organum" in four parts, but written only in two, with lots of parallel fifths. This was inspired by a particularly piquant Quintaton!   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK    
(back) Subject: Re: OK, here's a fun question: From: <r_ehrh@bellsouth.net> Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 13:17:00 -0500   No brainer for me; 1st Presbyterian, Kilgore TX,Aoelian-Skinner.     > > From: quilisma@cox.net > Date: 2004/03/06 Sat PM 07:18:55 EST > To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Subject: OK, here's a fun question: > > 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 > > > "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 > > >   Robert Ehrhardt Noel Memorial UMC Shreveport, LA USA http://www.zimbel.com/ehrhardt.html    
(back) Subject: Bud's Question From: "First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois" <kzrev@rr1.net> Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 12:53:58 -0600   Bud asks: What single organ would you choose to be stranded on a desert island > with (presuming a suitable building, etc.)?   I'll take the Memphis Kimball, please!   Dennis Steckley   Every gun that is made and every warship that is launched, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed--Dwight Eisenhower        
(back) Subject: RE: Steinmeyers this side of the pond From: "Michael David" <michaelandmaggy@earthlink.net> Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 12:55:12 -0600   Yes, Holy Family near Roosevelt and Halstead. It's Opus 197 from 1879 - = one manual and pedal, 11 ranks. The owner is one Keith Hooper who has loaned = it to Holy Family. There's also a small Austin above the altar recently rebuilt by Berghaus. If you look in the rear gallery, you'll see the case that once housed the III/75 Louis Mitchell & Sons organ from 1869. OHS = was there in 2000.   michael   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of james nerstheimer Sent: Sunday, March 07, 2004 12:44 AM To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: RE: Steinmeyers this side of the pond     Seems I read somewhere there is a Chicago parish with one of 1900's = vintage. Don't remember which, but it was on the near West side and the building had been recently renovated. Could that be Holy Family? If anyone has info, please pipe up! I gotta get my fingers on one. They're wonderful instruments!        
(back) Subject: RE: Bud's Question From: "Michael David" <michaelandmaggy@earthlink.net> Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 13:04:11 -0600   Woolsey if it must be an instrument currently playing. Otherwise, that wonderful combination of E. M. Skinner and Don Harrison that the folx at = St John the Divine in NYC have shamefully ignored for the past 30 years (Opus 150a).   michael      
(back) Subject: SORTA off-topic: LITURGICAL MUSIC FOR HOLY WEEK (choral) From: <quilisma@cox.net> Date: Sun, 07 Mar 2004 11:56:19 -0800   For those who might not have received these last year, and/or have lost them in the interim, I have the following music available for Holy Week:       PALM SUNDAY   BLESSING AND DISTRIBUTION OF THE PALMS   Hosanna to the Son of David - Chant Hosanna to the Son of David - SATB - Rossini - easy enough to sing outside unaccompanied   The children of the Hebrews and the distributions Psalms - Chant / Blow in d minor   STATION AT THE CHANCEL STEP   When the Lord entered the Holy City - SATB - Rossini   THE MASS   Introit - Be not thou far from me, O God - SATB, modal, free rhythm Gradual - Psalm 22 - Direct Tone / SATB fauxbourdon - ALMOST FINISHED = (grin) St. Luke Passion with Viadana SATB turba choruses (RCL text) Offertory - Thy Rebuke Hath Broken My Heart - FX Witt - VERY easy and VERY effective Communion - Father, if this cup may not pass away - Chant   MISC   The Royal Banners Forward Go - Chant/Dykes SATB, or Chant/Terrabugio SAB       MAUNDY THURSDAY   Processional Hymn - The Word of God, Proceeding Forth - Mechlin Chant Introit - God forbid that I should glory - SATB, modal, free rhythm Gradual - Psalm 116 (old text); the new text is next up on my list of things to write   AT THE FOOT-WASHING   ALL the Antiphons in English in modern notation with organ accompaniment Ubi caritas - Chant/SATB Russian Tone (English) Ubi caritas - Rossini - Congregation + Choir SATB or unison (English)   AT THE MASS (cont)   Offertory - The right hand of the Lord - Rossini - unison or SAB Communion - This is my Body (per the new Graduale) - SATB, modal, free rhythm   AT THE PROCESSION   Hymn - Now, My Tongue, the Mystery Telling - Chant/Palestrina SATB   AT THE STRIPPING OF THE ALTARS   Psalm 22 - Direct Tone / SATB fauxbourdons - old and new texts       GOOD FRIDAY   St. John Passion with SATB Viadana turba choruses (RCL text)   The Reproaches - Chant/Vittoria SATB in open score with the CORRECT melody for the verses (Greek, Latin, English)   Faithful Cross - Chant/Palestrina SATB - same tune as Maundy Thursday Faithful Cross - Chant/Lassus SAB - proper Good Friday melody   MISC   The Royal Banners Forward Go - Chant/Dykes SATB, or Chant/Terrabugio SAB       HOLY SATURDAY / EASTER VIGIL   sorry, nothing this year ... we did a local rite ending with Mattins (grin) in 2003   There IS a Vidi Aquam listed below in Easter Day       EASTER DAY   Introit - I Am Risen - SATB, modal, free rhythm Gradual - This is the day - ditto Sequence - Christians, to the Paschal Victim - written out with the correct melody and alleluia for the last verse Alleluia - SATB, modal, free rhythm VIDI AQUAM FOR THE RENEWAL OF BAPTISMAL VOWS - simple chant + SATB fauxbourdon Offertory - The earth trembled - Rossini - unison, SAB, or SATB Communion - Christ Our Passover - SATB, modal, free rhythm Communion, alternative text - Christ being raised from the dead - chant   MISC   O Queen of Heaven, Be Joyful, Alleluia! - Rossini, SAB Lift thy voice rejoicing, Mary (Pone luctum) - SATB 17th century German The Lamb's High Banquet We Await - Mechlin Verbum supernum tune Hail thee, festival day - the proper Gregorian melody in English, written out ... no accompaniment (sorry!)       I'm *requesting* a donation of $1.00 US for each page of the master copy (the one I send you in PDF or Sibelius 1.4); make all the copies you want; STRICTLY VOLUNTARY! If you can't afford to donate, sing 'em anyway (grin). I'm easy (chuckle).   Please send your wish-list to me PRIVATELY at quilisma@cox.net   Cheers,   Bud                
(back) Subject: Steinmeyer, wow! From: "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com> Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 11:57:20 -0800 (PST)   So nice to see that they are still building! Has their tonal philosophy = changed much? I noticed that their stoplists are very unique, and have some interesting = stops. Im happy to see that they Nidaros organ is/has been restored to its = original glory. Lady D     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: WINTHROP UNIV AEOLIAN-SKINNER WATER DAMAGE From: "Mark Hopper" <mlhopper@msn.com> Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 15:36:29 -0500   Oddly enough, the Mars Hill College Aeolian Skinner (Joe Whiteford, 1961) = of which Scott speaks underwent almost exactly the same kind of water damage that the similarly-sized Winthrop organ is now experiencing. That big = snow storm in 1993 (I was a freshman organ major there at the time) forced a = leak in the roof over the swell and choir divisions. Unfortunately, this occurred over spring break and was extensive enough that the sugar pine in the chests warped and hide glue traveled down the wind lines with the = water into the blower & regulator in the story below. It was a real mess and = took about a year to rebuild. George Payne of Virginia rebuilt the chests & repaired the pipework.   Incidentally, George removed the behemoth 4-manual Mars Hill console just two weeks ago to refinish it & to install a Peterson ICS-4000 solid state multiplex system, including MIDI, Combination Action, and automatic coffee maker :) .   Mark L. Hopper Associate Minister of Music and Organist The First Baptist Church 205 West Winder Street PO Box 75 Henderson, NC 27536 Church-(252) 438-3172 Home-(252) 492-6774 Fax-(252) 438-3710 markhopper@ncol.net    
(back) Subject: Desert Island Organ From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 16:25:28 EST   In the town of Tolerance, Texas, the Witness The Resurgence of Faith Tabernacle has an instrument made from parts of a I/4 Hinners and a II/6 = Moline by the Star of Heaven and Saint Pancreas Organ Works. The II/4 has an action = of the firm's own design, and was still playing within hours of the = dedication. At only four ranks, it really fills the room. Those of us who were at = the dedication remember the thrill of that 4' Flute d'Amour taking the roof = off at the end of the "Ad Nos." Amazing. Seriously, folks, such existential questions really are about = preference for various schools of organbuilding, which is inextricably linked to the respondent's taste in organ literature. I wouldn't give up the Isnard at = Saint Maximin any sooner than I'd give up Woolsey. And Saint John the Divine = isn't bad either -- if you don't mind the absence of a Pedal Bourdon... All organs have their flaws and their glories. I maintain that on some simple level, asking such a question is akin = to asking which one person in your life you'd wish to be with you. And if we = tend to think that the most common answer is "my spouse," we may be in for some =   surprises.   Sebastian M. Gluck New York City   ..  
(back) Subject: Re: That small instrument... From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 16:32:33 EST   Keith:   Which organ did you mean?   Alexander Chapel, First Presbyterian, NYC (II/6 unit organ) [dedicated] Our Lady of Loretto, Cold Spring, NY (II/11) [being installed now] NY Stake Center, RLDS, NYC (II/13) [under construction]   I think I gave the specs of the first two in the past few months, not sure =   about the third.   Seb   ..  
(back) Subject: Re: That small instrument.. ERROR From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 16:35:43 EST   Sorry, folks. The last organ is NOT for an RLDS church, but LDS. Didn't mean any misunderstanding.   Sebastian  
(back) Subject: Re: Hull City Hall reeds From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 14:09:53 -0800 (PST)   Hello,   Hee hee!   Yes! I forgot that Hull City Hall organ also has a loud Tuba, but a fairly fat toned thing to boot.   The big Trumpet has always mystified me, because it was specified in the original Forster & Andrews specification, at a time when no-one "over here" ever made such beasts. It is such a good (if rather piercing and thin toned) reed, I just wonder if it wasn't obtained from the U.S.   Of course, Compton was quite adept at such reeds, and he may have totally re-voiced it in the 1950's, but I somehow think it is exactly what Hollins specified.   Of course, the impact of these reeds owes much to the fact that the City Hall at Hull is not a massive building, but sort of "just big enough."   Amusingly, the Tuba is carried down to the Pedals at 16ft pitch, and being on 25" pressure (it may be 20" coming to think of it!) and voiced more or less "flat out," it is like all hell breaking loose in the bottom octave, and really quite OTT.   It's an organ without a fantastic pedigree, but that said, it has great character and huge flexibility, which makes it much loved in the UK.   I always liked the comment of one Hull organist, who had been assistant organist at the lovely Beverley Minster, who said, "On a quiet night, you can hear the bloody thing down on the docks!"   I decided to see if this was true.....and it is!   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK     --- Christopher Howerter <OrgelspielerKMD@msn.com> wrote:   > I believe, in the recording close to > the end, he uses the Trumpet on 25" wind, that Colin > spoke of below. I must say that thing startled me > when I first heard it!   __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Search - Find what you=92re looking for faster http://search.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Disney Hall organ appearance From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 14:16:17 -0800 (PST)   Hello,   I personally like the look of the Disney Organ......it's just such fun.   On a serious note, do we have any film buffs among our midst, and especially cartoon buffs?   I remember seeing, at the Odeon Leicester Square in London, an old (Disney?) cartoon, where there were two competing islands, and an organ was used as a weapon of mass destruction.   Does it stir any memories?   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK         __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Search - Find what you=92re looking for faster http://search.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: RE: Desert Island Organ From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Sun, 07 Mar 2004 16:28:09 -0600   I don't think I've played it yet; may have heard it. Some are just too wonderful for a desert island and for me. Could I have a building and an organist too?   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com