PipeChat Digest #4352 - Sunday, March 7, 2004
 
RE: Disney Hall organ appearance
  by "Tom Hoehn" <thoehn@theatreorgans.com>
Re: OK, here's a fun question:
  by <OrganMD@aol.com>
Re: Desert Island Organ
  by "Ken" <mewzishn@optonline.net>
Re: Disney Hall organ appearance
  by "Ken" <mewzishn@optonline.net>
Re: Organs with second touch
  by "Mike Franch" <mike6514@hotmail.com>
Re: OK, here's a fun question:
  by "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@earthlink.net>
Re: Bud's Question
  by "James Grebe" <pianoman@accessus.net>
RE: Disney Hall organ appearance
  by "Jeff White" <reedstop@charter.net>
RE: OK, here's a fun question:
  by "Jeff White" <reedstop@charter.net>
Re: That small instrument...
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
Re: Hull City Hall reeds
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
Re: That small instrument...
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com>
Re: Hull City Hall reeds
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Disney organ- weapon of mass destruction
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
RE: Disney organ- weapon of mass destruction
  by "Harry E. Martenas" <harrym@epix.net>
More about German shallots
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Ugly
  by "Ken" <mewzishn@optonline.net>
Re: Disney organ- weapon of mass destruction
  by "Tom Hoehn" <thoehn@theatreorgans.com>
RE: Desert Island Organ
  by "Michael David" <michaelandmaggy@earthlink.net>
RE: Ugly
  by "Michael David" <michaelandmaggy@earthlink.net>
Re: Automatic Pedal question
  by "Brent Johnson" <brentmj@charter.net>
Terraced tab jambs, was:Illuminated stop controls
  by "Brent Johnson" <brentmj@charter.net>
Re: Disney Hall organ appearance
  by "bobelms" <bobelms@westnet.com.au>
Re: Disney organ- weapon of mass destruction
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: Ugly organs
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
organ as weapon/Disney
  by "james nerstheimer" <enigma1685@hotmail.com>
 

(back) Subject: RE: Disney Hall organ appearance From: "Tom Hoehn" <thoehn@theatreorgans.com> Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 17:31:21 -0500   Actually Ian there were two musical islands...one of classical music and = one of jazz. The story is a kind of Romeo and Juliet in cartoon form. The classical island fired volleys from the organ pipes that were aimed at the other island and the jazz island fired volleys from (I believe) = saxophones.   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   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of Colin Mitchell Sent: Sunday, March 07, 2004 5:16 PM To: PipeChat Subject: Re: Disney Hall organ appearance     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 "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: OK, here's a fun question: From: <OrganMD@aol.com> Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 17:34:33 EST   Hi List ..........   I live in Salt Lake City and have worked on the organ in the Tabernacle. = At this point in time a card to hold each organists combinations is only a = wish. The instrument did receive a 256 memory level SSL combination system. The =   organ is not on fiber optics or any kind of multiplexing. Rather the = console is connected to the organ and combination action via good old fashioned color =   coded telephone cable.   The Barbara Owens book for the most part tells the story of what was done.   I will now go back into my closet.   Rocky Mountain Organ Co., Inc. William S (Bill) Hesterman, President   We proudly represent Austin Organs, Inc. in the western US.    
(back) Subject: Re: Desert Island Organ From: "Ken" <mewzishn@optonline.net> Date: Sun, 07 Mar 2004 17:44:04 -0500     On 7 Mar 2004, at 4.25 PM, TubaMagna@aol.com wrote:   > Saint John the Divine isn't bad > either -- if you don't mind the absence of a Pedal Bourdon...   It does, unless you don't want to count the borrow of the Swell Bourdon. But it is noteworthy that the instrument has but 3 independent 16' flues in the Pedal, and all of them open ranks.   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: Disney Hall organ appearance From: "Ken" <mewzishn@optonline.net> Date: Sun, 07 Mar 2004 17:46:18 -0500   > Rosales   It should be noted that the instrument has been built by the firm=20 Glatter-G=F6tz, with tonal design and finishing by Rosales.=    
(back) Subject: Re: Organs with second touch From: "Mike Franch" <mike6514@hotmail.com> Date: Sun, 07 Mar 2004 16:56:59 -0600   I'm not a library of knowledge on every organ in Madison, (there are many fine ones here), but I'll gather some info for the list...   Mike Franch Madison, WI     >From: Alan Freed <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> > >I'll betcha that Mike Franch, of this list, can fill us in on that, if >needed. > >Alan   _________________________________________________________________ Fast. Reliable. Get MSN 9 Dial-up - 3 months for the price of 1! (Limited-time Offer) = http://click.atdmt.com/AVE/go/onm00200361ave/direct/01/    
(back) Subject: Re: OK, here's a fun question: From: "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@earthlink.net> Date: Sun, 07 Mar 2004 17:15:22 -0600   At 04:18 PM 3/6/2004 -0800, Bud wrote: >What single organ would you choose to be stranded on a desert island with =   >(presuming a suitable building, etc.)?   Well...OK...since nobody ELSE seems to want to think big...   I'll take Atlantic City. :-) :-)   You did say the 'suitable building' was included, no....? (it damn well better come with electricity then!)   Cheers!   Tim (and don't forget that that 'suitable building' already has another organ as well, so I want to violate the one rule, too! <lol>)    
(back) Subject: Re: Bud's Question From: "James Grebe" <pianoman@accessus.net> Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 17:19:37 -0600   If you are speaking of the Memphis Auditorium where there was a huge straight Kimball console and a 4 man TO console, it is no longer installed there but in storage in one of the storage rooms getting screwed up. James Grebe Piano-Forte Tuning & Repair Artisan of Wood WWW.JamesGrebe.com 1526 Raspberry Lane Arnold, MO 63010 pianoman@accessus.net ----- Original Message ----- From: "First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois" <kzrev@rr1.net> To: <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Sunday, March 07, 2004 12:53 PM Subject: Bud's Question     > 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 > > > > "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: Disney Hall organ appearance From: "Jeff White" <reedstop@charter.net> Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 17:28:49 -0600   > "T.Desiree' Hines" wrote: > > > This might not set well with some people but Imma say > > it any way MMMMMMMMMM The Disney Organ! [Image] > >   Well, I'm a detractor simply because I think it is by far the UGLIEST = organ I've ever seen in my life. BUT...how does it SOUND? If it sounds great, = I can live with the ugliness. IMHO, there's no dignity to it. Just looks like an organ that's post-earthquake.   Jeff    
(back) Subject: RE: OK, here's a fun question: From: "Jeff White" <reedstop@charter.net> Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 17:33:10 -0600   > You did say the 'suitable building' was included, no....? (it damn well > better come with electricity then!)   Alright...since everyone's taking this a little more seriously than I had, I'll throw in my 2 cents. I would not want a specific instrument, but = would want the following.   1. Electricity. (Darned hard to pump the bellows otherwise) 2. At least 3 divisions, plus pedal (concave, 32-notes.) 3. A good spec within each division.   Good Spec Defined:   Full principal and flute choruses in each. Full complement of Strings, Reeds, Mixtures, color stops (mutations) Full complement of couplers.   I'm thinking that if I'm stuck on an island, I need more than what I have = at church or I'm gonna be bored out of my mind. I also need something to = give me A=3D440 so I can tune the thing. Of course, my island will have = perfect humidity and constant temperature, so only minor touch-ups will be needed. I also require some good citrus fruit trees, and fish that automatically prepare themselves. (No bones, automatic breaded fillets.)   :)   Hope everyone had a great morning! Jeff    
(back) Subject: Re: That small instrument... From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 18:34:58 EST   The specification is as follows:   Our Lady of Loretto Church Cold Spring, New York Rear gallery location -- no carpeting or pew cushions, plaster walls and marble chancel   GREAT ORGAN - 56 notes - Manual I   8' Open Diapason (burnished, in the facade) 8' Open Wood Flute (1-12 stoppered) 4' Principal 2' Doublet 8' Hautboy (by transmission from Swell)   SWELL ORGAN - 56 notes - Manual II   8' Salicional 8' Voix Celeste (from C13, tuned sharp) 8' Stopped Diapason (wood) 4' Harmonic Flute 8' Hautboy Tremulant   PEDAL ORGAN - 30 notes   16' Open Wood Bass 16' Stopped Bass 8' Octave (by transmission from Great) 8' Hautboy (by transmission from Swell)   Obviously, the organ takes its inspiration from 19th century = accompanimental organs. There is no combination action, save for the toe paddles which = reverse the three unison couplers.   The 16' Open Wood bass was installed last week. I stands behind the organ case on its own chest. The remainder of the instrument will be housed in a = Gothic case with three burnished flats of Open Diapason in between four carved spires. The keydesk will be built directly into the casework ("en = fenetre"), leaving room for the choir and instrumentalists in this small gallery, and = making the mechanical connection from the Swell pedal to the shutters a shorter = one.   Sebastian M. Gluck New York City   ..  
(back) Subject: Re: Hull City Hall reeds From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 18:37:22 EST   If my ears do not deceive me, David Liddle uses both reeds in the Hollins, = at one point in combination. Are my impressions incorrect?   Seb  
(back) Subject: Re: That small instrument... From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> Date: Sun, 07 Mar 2004 18:08:10 -0600       TubaMagna@aol.com wrote:   >2' Doublet > > I had always thought a Doublet was a kind of vest. In this context it is presumably an Anglicization of the French Doublette. Is the name used to indicate that the timbre differs in some way from a normal Fifteenth?   John Speller        
(back) Subject: Re: Hull City Hall reeds From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 16:12:31 -0800 (PST)   Hello,   I think he probably did, as did the former City Organist, Mr Peter Goodman (father of Roy Goodman) who cut a Vista recording on the instrument prior to the re-build.   The two really do not blend at all....the stops that is, not father and son!   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK     --- TubaMagna@aol.com wrote: > If my ears do not deceive me, David Liddle uses both > reeds in the Hollins, at > one point in combination. Are my impressions > incorrect? >     __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Search - Find what you=92re looking for faster http://search.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: Disney organ- weapon of mass destruction From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 16:19:21 -0800 (PST)   Hello,   What a wonderful mine of information this list is!   Yes Tom...that's the one, and it was a very enjoyable cartoon indeed.   All we need now is a title!   Any suggestions?   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK     --- Tom Hoehn <thoehn@theatreorgans.com> wrote: > Actually Ian there were two musical islands...one of > classical music and one > of jazz.   __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Search - Find what you=92re looking for faster http://search.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: RE: Disney organ- weapon of mass destruction From: "Harry E. Martenas" <harrym@epix.net> Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 19:55:03 -0500   > What a wonderful mine of information this list is! > > Yes Tom...that's the one, and it was a very enjoyable > cartoon indeed. > > All we need now is a title! > > Any suggestions?   Try contacting the OHS office in Richmond. Kristen Farmer (or one of the other convention committee members) arranged for it to be shown on the buses at OHS 2001 Winston-Salem. If the OHS office doesn't have any information, I'm sure they can put you in touch with some of the committee members.   /Harry Martenas      
(back) Subject: More about German shallots From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 16:57:33 -0800 (PST)   Hello,   I've been googling about a bit on the subject of German Shallots.....my culinary knowledge has increased enormously.   Like all "simple" things in life, it turns out to be really rather complicated, and I am struggling to make sense of the many different types of German shallots....and French ones, English ones etc etc.   However, I came across a very interesting web site which, like any informative site, requires a bit of effort and some careful study.   I would therefore commend the following URL:-   http://www.giesecke.de/reeds_3_e.htm   It seems that there are MANY types of German shallots; each with differing characteristics, and the nice drawings/text say it better than I could.   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK         __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Search - Find what you=92re looking for faster http://search.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: Ugly From: "Ken" <mewzishn@optonline.net> Date: Sun, 07 Mar 2004 20:09:12 -0500     On 7 Mar 2004, at 6.28 PM, Jeff White wrote:   > Well, I'm a detractor simply because I think it is by far the UGLIEST=20=   > organ > I've ever seen in my life. BUT...how does it SOUND? If it sounds=20 > great, I > can live with the ugliness. IMHO, there's no dignity to it. Just=20 > looks > like an organ that's post-earthquake.   If that's your ugliest organ, you need to get out more. There are far=20 more ugly looking organs out there. The outrageousness of Gehry's=20 fa=E7ade has nothing on the banal designs of some of our current=20 builders. I will not name names now, but you've heard me criticize the=20=   displays of a few builders in the past, and you'll no doubt see it=20 again.   Okay, here's another of those silly questions: what's the visually=20 ugliest organ you've ever seen, that didn't get that way at the hands=20 of vandals, etc.   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: Disney organ- weapon of mass destruction From: "Tom Hoehn" <thoehn@theatreorgans.com> Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 20:11:33 -0500   Colin --   The cartoon was entitled: MUSIC LAND. Produced as a Silly Symphony in = 1935. A war between the Land of Symphony and the Isle of Jazz is the background for a musical tale in the 1935 Silly Symphony short. When the Princess of Symphony falls for the Prince of Jazz, the couple must end the discord and help bring about peace to establish the Bridge of Harmony.     BTW -- all information contained herein is from the Disney website.   Tom Hoehn, Organist http://theatreorgans.com/tomhoehn Roaring Twenties Pizza and Pipes (substitute)(4/42 Wurlitzer) First United Methodist Church, Clearwater, FL (4/98 Ruffati/Wicks/Rodgers) Manasota/OATOS/HiloBay/CIC-ATOS/VotS-ATOS/Dairyland-ATOS ----- Original Message ----- From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Sunday, March 07, 2004 7:19 PM Subject: Disney organ- weapon of mass destruction     > Hello, > > What a wonderful mine of information this list is! > > Yes Tom...that's the one, and it was a very enjoyable > cartoon indeed. > > All we need now is a title! > > Any suggestions? > > Regards, > > Colin Mitchell UK > > > --- Tom Hoehn <thoehn@theatreorgans.com> wrote: > > Actually Ian there were two musical islands...one of > > classical music and one > > of jazz. > > __________________________________ > Do you Yahoo!? > Yahoo! Search - Find what you're looking for faster > http://search.yahoo.com > "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: Desert Island Organ From: "Michael David" <michaelandmaggy@earthlink.net> Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 19:14:12 -0600   My spouse for a pedal Bourdon? I'm thinking.   michael     -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of TubaMagna@aol.com Sent: Sunday, March 07, 2004 3:25 PM To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: Desert Island Organ   <snipping, or sniping>   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.        
(back) Subject: RE: Ugly From: "Michael David" <michaelandmaggy@earthlink.net> Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 19:17:00 -0600   Can we safely assume that Mr. White has not actually been in Gehry?     michael   On 7 Mar 2004, at 6.28 PM, Jeff White wrote:   > Well, I'm a detractor simply because I think it is by far the UGLIEST > organ > I've ever seen in my life. BUT...how does it SOUND? If it sounds > great, I > can live with the ugliness. IMHO, there's no dignity to it. Just > looks > like an organ that's post-earthquake.        
(back) Subject: Re: Automatic Pedal question From: "Brent Johnson" <brentmj@charter.net> Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 19:23:42 -0600   ----- Original Message ----- > Now that the "Automatic Pedal" is = discussed: Can someone tell me when this > device was invented- and by whom? >   I think I missed part of this discussion, but I know Wicks was using Automatic Pedals on small instruments in the 30s. Was it used by other builders prior to this?   Brent Johnson ORGANLive - Music of the organ on demand www.organlive.com    
(back) Subject: Terraced tab jambs, was:Illuminated stop controls From: "Brent Johnson" <brentmj@charter.net> Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 19:26:39 -0600   When things like this come up, I always have to go looking. Here's two = examples that were mentioned: Roxy Grove Hall, Waco, TX: = http://www.kiyochiemi.com/english/html_album/01baylor.html South Shores Church, Dana Point, CA: = http://www.wicks.com/organ/organs/consoles.htm   Brent Johnson ORGANLive - Music of the organ on demand www.organlive.com ----- Original Message -----=20 From: RMB10@aol.com=20 To: pipechat@pipechat.org=20 Sent: Saturday, March 06, 2004 6:50 AM Subject: Re:Illuminated stop controls     >Theres a big Wicks console in CA with 5 manuals and tilt tabs.=20   That's the organ at South Shores Church that is a Walker digital organ = that Wicks built the console for and Walker Technical all did the = digital voices.    
(back) Subject: Re: Disney Hall organ appearance From: "bobelms" <bobelms@westnet.com.au> Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2004 09:54:21 +0800   I agree. In fact it does not even look like an organ. Bob Elms. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jeff White" <reedstop@charter.net> Well, I'm a detractor simply because I think it is by far the UGLIEST = organ > I've ever seen in my life. BUT...how does it SOUND? If it sounds = great, I > can live with the ugliness. IMHO, there's no dignity to it. Just looks > like an organ that's post-earthquake. > Jeff    
(back) Subject: Re: Disney organ- weapon of mass destruction From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 17:57:10 -0800 (PST)   Hello,   Thank you very much Tom   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK --- Tom Hoehn <thoehn@theatreorgans.com> wrote: > Colin -- > > The cartoon was entitled: MUSIC LAND. Produced as a > Silly Symphony in 1935. > A war between the Land of Symphony and the Isle of > Jazz is the background > for a musical tale in the 1935 Silly Symphony short. > When the Princess of > Symphony falls for the Prince of Jazz, the couple > must end the discord and > help bring about peace to establish the Bridge of > Harmony. > > > BTW -- all information contained herein is from the > Disney website. > > Tom Hoehn, Organist > http://theatreorgans.com/tomhoehn > Roaring Twenties Pizza and Pipes (substitute)(4/42 > Wurlitzer) > First United Methodist Church, Clearwater, FL (4/98 > Ruffati/Wicks/Rodgers) > Manasota/OATOS/HiloBay/CIC-ATOS/VotS-ATOS/Dairyland-ATOS > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> > To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Sent: Sunday, March 07, 2004 7:19 PM > Subject: Disney organ- weapon of mass destruction > > > > Hello, > > > > What a wonderful mine of information this list is! > > > > Yes Tom...that's the one, and it was a very > enjoyable > > cartoon indeed. > > > > All we need now is a title! > > > > Any suggestions? > > > > Regards, > > > > Colin Mitchell UK > > > > > > --- Tom Hoehn <thoehn@theatreorgans.com> wrote: > > > Actually Ian there were two musical > islands...one of > > > classical music and one > > > of jazz. > > > > __________________________________ > > Do you Yahoo!? > > Yahoo! Search - Find what you're looking for > faster > > http://search.yahoo.com > > "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 > > > > > > > "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 > >     __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Search - Find what you=92re looking for faster http://search.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Ugly organs From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 18:14:10 -0800 (PST)   Hello,   That is so easy!   There was a Congregational Chapel of enormous proportions, and when they decided to close the galleries, they simply put a false ceiling in the building.   The end result was an organ 10ft high, spreading across the church, with just the bottom third of the 32ft Open Metals on display!   Fr Willis scores highly on my list of ugly organs, except when a case was actually made to cover the organ. Even then, they lacked a certain aesthetic value.   Then there are those revamped chapels, where they just hid the old architecture and organ with brass coloured chicken wire fences....absolutely awful.   St.Mary's, Beverley, UK, (Forster & Andrews/Lewis)...a large and very fine four manual instrument without a case. There for all to see..... black swell boxes, the 32ft reed,a mounted Cornet and most of the building frame....quite disgusting, and in a very beautiful medieval church.   Manchester Cathedral in the UK was, and may still be, just a collection of black boxes scattered around the building. I haven't been in there for over a decade. The powerful 32ft Ophicleide was neatly hidden behind a curtain in the Lady Chapel. Trouble is, the Holy Ghost made a regular appearence when the reed was used and the curtain wafted slowly back and forth!!   The list is endless, but I don't think ONE of them sticks out as the worst especially.   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK   PS: Which is the most BEATIFUL you've ever seen?               __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Search - Find what you=92re looking for faster http://search.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: organ as weapon/Disney From: "james nerstheimer" <enigma1685@hotmail.com> Date: Sun, 07 Mar 2004 20:23:43 -0600   Colin wrote:   >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.<   Hee hee! I tend to think of it as a weapon of mass-TRANSduction! I = imagine myself at the controls and saving the musical world by generating an anti-mediocrity shield which works on the listeners' subconscious, thereby =   addicting them week by week to better choices in music!   Disney Hall does look like just pain fun! If it were me, I'd have used = just a bit more tin in the case though and had the wooden pipes painted in = bright primary colours, and added a large mobile full of notes and symbols which would give a cartoonish effect of music emerging from the instrument.   It's strange, every time I see that instrument I get this odd craving for something with french fries.   jim   O):^)   _________________________________________________________________ Get business advice and resources to improve your work life, from = bCentral. http://special.msn.com/bcentral/loudclear.armx