PipeChat Digest #4860 - Sunday, October 31, 2004
 
Re: Terror Targets Organ
  by "Jan Nijhuis" <nijhuis@email.com>
Re: ...the future or pipe organ (and all Western) culture
  by "Jan Nijhuis" <nijhuis@email.com>
Re: Terror Targets Organ
  by "Nelson Denton" <ndenton@cogeco.ca>
A Happy Ending
  by "John Jarvis" <jljarvis@comcast.net>
Re: A Happy Ending
  by "Sand Lawn" <glawn@jam.rr.com>
Minor Builders?
  by "First Christian Church of Casey, IL" <kzrev@rr1.net>
Re: Minor Builders?
  by "Liquescent" <quilisma@cox.net>
Terror Targets Organ
  by "Keith Zimmerman" <kwzimmerman@alltel.net>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Terror Targets Organ From: "Jan Nijhuis" <nijhuis@email.com> Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2004 11:39:32 +0800   Bet you wouldn't say that about a Hammond. :-)   ----- Original Message ----- From: Matthew N.Chegezy <mcheg101@comcast.net> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Subject: Re: Terror Targets Organ Date: Sat, 30 Oct 2004 23:29:41 -0400   > It's a Moller...big loss! >=20 > M > On Oct 30, 2004, at 11:15 PM, David Evangelides wrote: >=20 > > On tonight's local news: Bomb threat at the Air Force Academy in=20 > > Colorado Springs, supposedly placed 'under the organ' in one of the=20 > > chapels. > > > > What next! No respect for a house of worship nor the instruments of=20 > > praise. > > > > Fortunately, after evacuating the premesis, nothing was found. > > > > David E   -- Jan Nijhuis nijhuis@email.com   --=20 ___________________________________________________________ Sign-up for Ads Free at Mail.com http://promo.mail.com/adsfreejump.htm    
(back) Subject: Re: ...the future or pipe organ (and all Western) culture From: "Jan Nijhuis" <nijhuis@email.com> Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2004 11:56:52 +0800   Sadly the choices for too many churches are a Rodgers custom four manual tr= illium -OR- a $150 Casio keyboard with the auto-chord features. (c'mon, the= re's a "Church Organ" in the General MIDI spec.)   ----- Original Message ----- From: Wuxuzusu@aol.com To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: ...the future or pipe organ (and all Western) culture=20 Date: Sat, 30 Oct 2004 11:11:11 EDT   > Seems as though this attitude prevails throughout contemporary society.= =20 > Consider today's politicians, CEOs, CFOs, insurance moguls, movie stars, = SUV=20 > owners, etc. Bigger is better at all costs, it seems. Quality of life be = damned.=20 >=20 > I guess the church and its various employees do reflect the contemporary= =20 > attitudes. >=20 > I hope I'm proven wrong. >=20 > Stan Krider =20 -- Jan Nijhuis nijhuis@email.com   --=20 ___________________________________________________________ Sign-up for Ads Free at Mail.com http://promo.mail.com/adsfreejump.htm    
(back) Subject: Re: Terror Targets Organ From: "Nelson Denton" <ndenton@cogeco.ca> Date: Sat, 30 Oct 2004 23:57:41 -0400   Somebody probably saw the Trumpets and a English Horn and thought   "OMG! Rocket Propelled Grenades OH MY!"   It's happened before.   Nelson   P.S. I feel sorry for the poor tuner who has to straighten out all the = pipes. Full of sniffer dog do-do and SWAT sniper bullet holes and stun grenades.    
(back) Subject: A Happy Ending From: "John Jarvis" <jljarvis@comcast.net> Date: Sat, 30 Oct 2004 21:20:51 -0700   There certainly has been a sense of gloom in the posts of recent = days. So, I wanted to share a story that has a very happy ending here in the = East Bay of San Francisco. Tomorrow (Halloween) afternoon, a local Evangelical Lutheran congregation that is growing like a wildfire is dedicating a new to them Martin Ott tracker organ. This church has gone through such a large = amount of growth and really extended themselves in the new buildings they have = just finished building which included a fine school and a new sanctuary. They dearly wanted a pipe organ but knew that they would realistically have = to wait until they had settled into the new expenses related to new = buildings. The music director and organist at the church was talking with her = daughter who lives near Chicago. The daughter mentioned that a Hispanic = congregation was in need of money so they were selling their fairly new tracker organ = for a great price. This was mentioned to a few folks in the local = congregation and in one meeting the entire amount of money needed to purchase the = organ, move from Chicago and re-install was given. So, we have a new 20 rank tracker instrument that I have yet to play but have heard some good = reports about. It was a win / win for both congregations.   Another local congregation will soon have a new pipe organ by Karl = Wilhelm in Canada. Here are some pictures of that organ http://www.asburylive.org/photos/20040904/thumbnail.jpg   There are not that many churches in the SF Bay area that are spending = money on organs but there are a few who are installing some really fine instruments! Keep smiling and Happy Playing! JJ=20              
(back) Subject: Re: A Happy Ending From: "Sand Lawn" <glawn@jam.rr.com> Date: Sat, 30 Oct 2004 23:50:33 -0500   John,   Thank you for posting that good news from San Francisco.... it will be = nice to have the extra hour of sleep in the morning hearing of happy events. I =   hope all have a good day tomorrow.... now I just trust that the correct recipe is Fall Back and that the clocks are correct ....!!!   Sand Lawn   ----- Original Message ----- From: "John Jarvis" <jljarvis@comcast.net> To: "'PipeChat'" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Saturday, October 30, 2004 11:20 PM Subject: A Happy Ending    
(back) Subject: Minor Builders? From: "First Christian Church of Casey, IL" <kzrev@rr1.net> Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2004 00:05:08 -0500   Hey, Bud......have you heard the Barckhoff at St. Mary's in New Albany, = IN? It's on the OHS CD of their convention in the Louisville area. I lived a few blocks from that organ.....it's a very nice, elegant organ, hardly a clunker. Anybody wants a Barckhoff, I think Rich Schneider still has one for sale. Rich?   Personally, I think the lesser quality builders of the 19th--and even = early 20th century--are seldom remembered precisely because they WEREN'T memorable, and their organs are mostly discarded by now. I played a very non-memorable ca. 1915 organ by the Lima Church Organ company that was probably an asset to the dump.   And I don't suppose we'll solve this argument, but my 3-rank Moller = Artiste of 1936 had a lovely, versatile array of sounds. The conical diapason I still miss. It was a better, more versatile organ than the other Moller = in town--a 1920's 9-rank unit organ, and I'd prefer the sound to the 12-rank Wicks in town, a 1967 neobaroque organ--No, it does NOT scream.   Dennis Steckley Lover of Cats, Pipe Organs & 1940-65 Sewing Machines    
(back) Subject: Re: Minor Builders? From: "Liquescent" <quilisma@cox.net> Date: Sat, 30 Oct 2004 22:46:10 -0700       First Christian Church of Casey, IL wrote:   > Hey, Bud......have you heard the Barckhoff at St. Mary's in New Albany, = IN?   Nope.   > It's on the OHS CD of their convention in the Louisville area. I lived = a > few blocks from that organ.....it's a very nice, elegant organ, hardly a > clunker.   Bet St. Mary's is a BARN with acoustics to BURN too (chuckle). Most of those old German Benedictine missionary parishes in that area WERE.   Anybody wants a Barckhoff, I think Rich Schneider still has one > for sale. Rich? > > Personally, I think the lesser quality builders of the 19th--and even = early > 20th century--are seldom remembered precisely because they WEREN'T > memorable, and their organs are mostly discarded by now. I played a = very > non-memorable ca. 1915 organ by the Lima Church Organ company that was > probably an asset to the dump. > > And I don't suppose we'll solve this argument, but my 3-rank Moller = Artiste > of 1936 had a lovely, versatile array of sounds. The conical diapason I > still miss.   The EARLY unit organs ... Moller, Kilgen, Kimball, even Wicks ... pre-WWII ... COULD be lovely ... and yes, I remember those Moller Diapason Coniques.   '20s Mollers were seldom cared for properly ... central Florida was LITTERED with them ... but in good working order, and respected for what they are and what they AREN'T, they can be decent service-playing organs .... there was one in a VERY live AR Presbyterian Church in Bartow FL that was QUITE nice, for the period.   It was a better, more versatile organ than the other Moller in > town--a 1920's 9-rank unit organ, and I'd prefer the sound to the = 12-rank > Wicks in town, a 1967 neobaroque organ--No, it does NOT scream. > > Dennis Steckley > Lover of Cats, Pipe Organs & 1940-65 Sewing Machines > >   As someone else remarked, the ORGANIST matters more than the ORGAN (grin).   Cheers,   Bud      
(back) Subject: Terror Targets Organ From: "Keith Zimmerman" <kwzimmerman@alltel.net> Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2004 01:15:50 -0500   Matthew said, "It's a Moller...big loss!"   When we visited that Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs several years ago, we toured the chapel. If my memory is correct, there are three pipe organs in the chapel. There is a large one in the main "Protestant" = chapel on the main floor. Downstairs, there is a Catholic chapel with a 3 manual pipe organ as well as a Jewish chapel (miniature synagogue, I guess) which also contains a small pipe organ.   I was pretty sure that the pipe organ in the main floor Protestant chapel was not a Moller. I may be wrong, though.   Keith