PipeChat Digest #5258 - Tuesday, April 5, 2005
 
Re: wedding fees
  by <DarrylbytheSea@aol.com>
Stompen klompen
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: The Pope and Sacred Music
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: Stompen klompen
  by "N. Russotto" <ravenrockdesigns@gmail.com>
Re: Stompen klompen
  by "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu>
Special Birthday Greetings
  by "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org>
Re: Stompen klompen
  by "Arie Vandenberg" <ArieV@ClassicOrgan.com>
Austin Organs, Inc.
  by <OrganMD@aol.com>
Re: Stompen klompen
  by <Myosotis51@aol.com>
Re: Bagpipes indoors
  by "Frances Meyers" <jack-fran1@cox.net>
Re: Austin Organs, Inc.
  by "Desiree'" <nicemusica@yahoo.com>
Re: The Pope and Sacred Music
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
050405: This week's FIRST mp3
  by "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@adelphia.net>
Re: Special Birthday Greetings
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca>
Re: "Our Church Music" Recordings
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: The Pope and Sacred Music
  by <contrareed@aol.com>
Re: Stompen klompen
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: The Pope and Sacred Music
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Information for composers
  by "Stephen Best" <stevebest@usadatanet.net>
Bagpipes: not equal temperament, no matter what pitch
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
New Orleans Recommendation?
  by <dudelk@aol.com>
Re: New Orleans Recommendation?
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
RE: Bagpipes: not equal temperament, no matter what pitch
  by "TheShieling" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz>
 

(back) Subject: Re: wedding fees From: <DarrylbytheSea@aol.com> Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2005 05:22:53 EDT   In a message dated 4/4/2005 8:04:22 PM Central Standard Time, rkersey@tds.net writes:   Does this mean that you, the professional, paid accompanist, require the singer to sing in your key?     It merely means does the singer have the sheet music in the key in which he/she sings the song. If not, then the singer should provide the = transposed copy or the published music in the correct key for the singer. Darryl  
(back) Subject: Stompen klompen From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2005 03:23:50 -0700 (PDT)   Hello,   Arie Vandenberg asked if Dutch organists wear clogs.   I don't think I've ever seen an organist wearing them, but they do sometimes wear those tacky imitation ones in leather and synthetics.   In fact, coming to think of it, I have never seen a Hollander wear anything half decent anywhere. The clothes are awful (but trendy) and the footwear is cheap and cheerful.   This could open up a whole new thread.   The footwear during the baroque period seemed to be, (for the higher echelons) black, leather-made, buckle-shoes with square, broad toe-ends.....not quite "Organ Masters" for sure.   It may explain why old pedal-boards are more like cattle-grids.   I wonder if there are lady organists who secretly wear thigh-high boots and fish-nets?   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK (Wearing Grensons)         __________________________________ Yahoo! Messenger Show us what our next emoticon should look like. Join the fun. http://www.advision.webevents.yahoo.com/emoticontest  
(back) Subject: Re: The Pope and Sacred Music From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2005 03:54:27 -0700 (PDT)   Hello,   It's a strange thing, but RC music is generally fairly dire in the UK except in the cathedrals and the most notable colleges.   Where the RC's ARE good, they are VERY good, as at Westminster Cathedral in London. Few choirs are better anywhere, thanks to an extraordinary amount of Anglican input from non-RC organist/choirmasters.   The "Monks of Ampleforth" Abbey are among the world's truly great singers of Gregorian Chant.   The choir of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral (Paddy's Wigwam) are also exceptionally good.   There are others, of course.   It's a great pity that, with so many fine, resonant buildings, the RC church hasn't yet latched on to great choral singing at parish level.   Is Latvia a catholic country?   If so, they have choirs which rank somewhere near the very top of the pile.   In Eastern Europe, they still seem to have a tradition of good singing rather than the disgraceful pop-culture which blights the lives of Western Europe in every possible situation.....even when out shopping.   I recall almost having a heart-attack when the strains of George Michael singing "Let's go outside" issued from tiny, roof-mounted speakers while I was sitting in the John at one of the big shopping malls.   I feel sure that "Jesu joy of man's desiring" would have been far more appropriate.   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK             --- Justinhartz@aol.com wrote: > There certainly is a great amount of coverage on > the radio and TV about > Pope John Paul these days. > Are you listening to the music? > I've noticed that when news comes from the > Vatican, Krakow, or any church > in Europe the music is sung in Latin by a good > choir. > When the news comes from a church in the USA, > the music invariably comes > from a warbly singer ......   > What does this say about the state of Roman > Catholic sacred music in > Europe vs. the USA?     __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Stompen klompen From: "N. Russotto" <ravenrockdesigns@gmail.com> Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2005 07:02:17 -0400   Well, all I can say is, I'm sure down in Texas SOMEWERE, you know there mus= t=20 be that organist who is saying "organ? lemme just go get mah shoes here" an= d=20 pulls out a pair of cowboy boots and a 10 gallon Stetson hat.<g> Nick   On Apr 5, 2005 6:23 AM, Colin Mitchell <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:=20 >=20 > Hello, >=20 > Arie Vandenberg asked if Dutch organists wear clogs. >=20 > I don't think I've ever seen an organist wearing them, > but they do sometimes wear those tacky imitation ones > in leather and synthetics. >=20 > In fact, coming to think of it, I have never seen a > Hollander wear anything half decent anywhere. The > clothes are awful (but trendy) and the footwear is > cheap and cheerful. >=20 > This could open up a whole new thread. >=20 > The footwear during the baroque period seemed to be, > (for the higher echelons) black, leather-made, > buckle-shoes with square, broad toe-ends.....not quite > "Organ Masters" for sure. >=20 > It may explain why old pedal-boards are more like > cattle-grids. >=20 > I wonder if there are lady organists who secretly wear > thigh-high boots and fish-nets? >=20 > Regards, >=20 > Colin Mitchell UK (Wearing Grensons) >=20 > __________________________________ > Yahoo! Messenger > Show us what our next emoticon should look like. Join the fun. > http://www.advision.webevents.yahoo.com/emoticontest >=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 > List-Subscribe: <mailto:pipechat-on@pipechat.org> > List-Digest: <mailto:pipechat-digest@pipechat.org> > List-Unsubscribe: <mailto:pipechat-off@pipechat.org> >=20 >=20     --=20 Nicholas F. Russotto Somers, Connecticut Moderator/Owner: Monarch of Music=20 http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/monarch_of_music/  
(back) Subject: Re: Stompen klompen From: "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu> Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2005 08:19:17 -0700   > >On Apr 5, 2005 6:23 AM, Colin Mitchell ><<mailto:cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> wrote: > >Hello, > >Arie Vandenberg asked if Dutch organists wear clogs. > >I don't think I've ever seen an organist wearing them, >but they do sometimes wear those tacky imitation ones >in leather and synthetics. >   This Dutchman doesn't think so. I can just imagine the organist trying to move around in the old stone churches or going up the narrow stairs to the organ wearing those clunking klompen!   I recall one organist at a wedding going from the little choir organ below running to the stairs up to the main organ to play the processional; would not have sounded good on those stone floors!! ;-)   John V   (was Johannes van der Lee) --  
(back) Subject: Special Birthday Greetings From: "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org> Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2005 08:14:35 -0500   Last Friday night those of us on the regular Friday night IRC chat found out that one of our members is celebrating a special birthday today. Bob Conway, a long time member of this list and one of the people behind setting up the IRC chats many years ago, is celebrating his 80th Birthday today.   On behalf of the members of the list and also personally, both of us wish you a Very HAPPY BIRTHDAY and hope you have many more.   David and Tim -- **************************************** David Scribner Owner / Co-Administrator PipeChat   http://www.pipechat.org mailto:admin@pipechat.org  
(back) Subject: Re: Stompen klompen From: "Arie Vandenberg" <ArieV@ClassicOrgan.com> Date: Tue, 05 Apr 2005 10:09:24 -0400   Colin,   I kind of asked the question in jest, but I do have some recordings of Dutch organs being played, where it sounds like the organist is playing = the pedals with wooden components in his/her footwear. The clatter is just unbelievably loud.   Arie       At 06:23 AM 2005-04-05, you wrote: >Hello, > >Arie Vandenberg asked if Dutch organists wear clogs. > >I don't think I've ever seen an organist wearing them, >but they do sometimes wear those tacky imitation ones >in leather and synthetics. > >In fact, coming to think of it, I have never seen a >Hollander wear anything half decent anywhere. The >clothes are awful (but trendy) and the footwear is >cheap and cheerful. > >This could open up a whole new thread.      
(back) Subject: Austin Organs, Inc. From: <OrganMD@aol.com> Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2005 10:17:14 EDT   The letter below is from Marilyn Austin regarding the present state of =20 things at Austin Organs. As a long time representative of the firm I can a= ssure=20 all of you that she is working very hard to save the company and I do expec= t=20 that the Phoenix will rise! =20 Sincerely, Bill Hesterman =20 April 4, 2005 =20 =20 =20 To Friends, Clients and Customers of Austin Organs, Inc. =20 =20 =20 As you are aware, Austin Organs, Inc. (=E2=80=9CAOI=E2=80=9D) was forced to=20= cease =20 operations earlier this month. =20 AOI is now working diligently to restructure its operations, find an =20 investor or investors, merge with or sell the assets of the Company to someo= ne that=20 will continue to build Austin organs. =20 A number of persons have expressed interest in an investment in, a merger =20 with or an acquisition of the assets of AOI and these expressions of interes= t =20 are being vigorously pursued. AOI believes that a meaningful transaction c= an=20 be concluded within the next ninety (90) to one hundred twenty (120) days. =20 AOI is also attempting to assure its clients and customers that jobs in =20 process will be completed by AOI or by a qualified contractor on a timely b= asis. =20 Thank you for your continued interest in Austin Organs, Inc. =20 Sincerely, =20 Austin Organs, Inc. =20 =20 =20      
(back) Subject: Re: Stompen klompen From: <Myosotis51@aol.com> Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2005 10:57:04 EDT   Hello cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk, In reference to your comment:     I wonder if there are lady organists who secretly wear thigh-high boots and fish-nets?   Now Colin, It would NOT be proper to wear one's thigh-high boots to church. I = wouldn't dream of showing up in a leather skirt, either. tsk tsk Now fish-nets and three-and-a-half-inch heels.......... that's another ma tter, but only the fine-gauge fish-nets. Although it DOES make for some delicate maneuvering on the pedalboard. <g> Victoria (not exactly traditional)  
(back) Subject: Re: Bagpipes indoors From: "Frances Meyers" <jack-fran1@cox.net> Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2005 08:04:54 -0700   From what little I know about bagpipes, I think that there are outdoor and =   indoor types. Also, the Uillean pipes are used by Irish groups such as the =   Chieftains. Fran ----- Original Message ----- From: "Keith Zimmerman" <kwzimmerman@alltel.net> To: <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Monday, April 04, 2005 6:44 PM Subject: Bagpipes indoors     > Posters, > > Mention was made of bagpipes being way too loud for playing indoors. = One > of > my famous contemporary artists is Michael Card. A lot of his Christian > music has a Celtic style. I remember attending a concert in which he > mentioned a bagpipe-like instrument which appears to have a self = inflating > bag that is placed between the elbow and trunk. It had a nice sound. I > searched the net and found that I "think" the particular instrument is: > > Uillean Pipes > > Is anybody familiar with this instrument? I liked the sound. There are > several on e-bay. > > Keith > > > > -- > No virus found in this outgoing message. > Checked by AVG Anti-Virus. > Version: 7.0.308 / Virus Database: 266.9.1 - Release Date: 4/1/2005 > > > ****************************************************************** > "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 > List-Subscribe: <mailto:pipechat-on@pipechat.org> > List-Digest: <mailto:pipechat-digest@pipechat.org> > List-Unsubscribe: <mailto:pipechat-off@pipechat.org> > >    
(back) Subject: Re: Austin Organs, Inc. From: "Desiree'" <nicemusica@yahoo.com> Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2005 08:29:17 -0700 (PDT)   Great news on the possibilities. Let's hope that 3/7/05 3:25 PM can be = reversed. Let's just hope and pray       From Desiree' T. Desiree' Hines Chicago, IL 60610 ---------------------------- For Compositions by Desiree' Frog Music Press www.frogmusic.com ------------------------------- FOR CONCERTS BY DESIREE' http://concertartist.info/bios/hines.html --------------------------------- Yahoo! Messenger Show us what our next emoticon should look like. Join the fun.
(back) Subject: Re: The Pope and Sacred Music From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2005 11:36:45 EDT   Dear Scott:   I appreciate the efforts of people like you to convey the solemnity required in the music of the Mass. Justin Hartz observations are also valid. Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles and Holy Name in Chicago need to take note. Here in the West especially California the music just doesn't attract people like it should because of it's inherent banality. Soloist song leaders wind up singing for themselves only and the music is not conducive for easy learning by the = congregation. Common instruments like pianos and guitars, drums etc. just leave me cold. But if one wants to destroy the confidence of the faithful, it's an excellent way to proceed. Praise bands and their attendant music works perfect in this regard. I've heard all the excuses "for the youth" but they seem to be keeping their distance. It may attract aging "flower children" but it certainly keeps me at bay. I won't stand still for it. Chant and good quality music speaks to me, it's of another world as the Mass should be. Dragging the pop music of the world through the doors of the church on Sunday mornings is a big turn off. Until priorities get straightened out I simply refuse to be a party to anything less.   You could say I went to the dump along with the pipe organ.   Ron Severin    
(back) Subject: 050405: This week's FIRST mp3 From: "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@adelphia.net> Date: Tue, 05 Apr 2005 09:26:47 -0700   Greetings, friends   This week's first mp3 is the last of Johann Nepomuk David's Choralwerk Vol. 7, Choral und Fuge on Wie Sch=F6n Leucht' die Morgemstern. Opening choral sounds like a demented French overture, dotted rhythms and strange harmonies predominate. The fugue is also very chromatic, and the piece ends with a mildly dissonant chromatic harmonization of the chorale tune.   I'm pleased with David's works, and will eventually do his entire 21 volumes of Choralwerke, as well as his 12 Preludes and fugues. This is modern music, but intelligently crafted and it is DIFFERENT than what you expect.   ftp://diapason.dk/toccata/David,%20Johann%20Nepomuk/JN%20David%20Choralwerk= %20Vol7%20no%2035WieSchoen.mp3   As always, I remind you that this site where the file is located is a LEGAL repository of private recordings of organ music. The site's owner pays royalties based on the number of downloads, so the copyright owners are getting their fair share. Further information about this procedure can be obtained here:   http://toccata-duo.typepad.com/toccata/2005/02/index.html   -- Jonathan Orwig Evensong Music, Media and Graphics New Organ Music http://www.evensongmusic.net    
(back) Subject: Re: Special Birthday Greetings From: "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca> Date: Tue, 05 Apr 2005 12:35:00 -0400   Thank you David and Tim, along with all the other members of PipeChat, - I =   cannot really say that turning 80 today has made much difference, - other than staying in bed until lunchtime!   I hope that you will all accept my thanks.   Cheers,   Bob Conway   At 09:14 AM 4/5/2005, you wrote: >Last Friday night those of us on the regular Friday night IRC chat found >out that one of our members is celebrating a special birthday today. Bob =   >Conway, a long time member of this list and one of the people behind >setting up the IRC chats many years ago, is celebrating his 80th Birthday =   >today. > >On behalf of the members of the list and also personally, both of us wish =   >you a Very HAPPY BIRTHDAY and hope you have many more. > >David and Tim >-- >**************************************** >David Scribner >Owner / Co-Administrator >PipeChat > >http://www.pipechat.org >mailto:admin@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 >List-Subscribe: <mailto:pipechat-on@pipechat.org> >List-Digest: <mailto:pipechat-digest@pipechat.org> >List-Unsubscribe: <mailto:pipechat-off@pipechat.org>      
(back) Subject: Re: "Our Church Music" Recordings From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 05 Apr 2005 12:08:31 +0000   On 4/4/05 10:47 AM, "Emily Adams" <eadams@cinci.rr.com> wrote:   > (a) set some paramaters time-wise for what I'm willing to put in on the > project and (b) ask for monetary compensation, even if it's a modest = amount.   Emily, I think you're right. Base compensation on gross intake. Plus a dozen copies of the CD, so you can send them as Christmas gifts to family/friends.   Alan    
(back) Subject: Re: The Pope and Sacred Music From: <contrareed@aol.com> Date: Tue, 05 Apr 2005 13:48:02 -0400   -----Original Message----- From: RonSeverin@aol.com To: pipechat@pipechat.org Sent: Tue, 5 Apr 2005 11:36:45 EDT Subject: Re: The Pope and Sacred Music     Common instruments like pianos and guitars, drums etc. .   ***************************************************************** Yup, Instruments of mass destruction.........   Richard (ducking)  
(back) Subject: Re: Stompen klompen From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2005 11:07:27 -0700 (PDT)   Hello,   No, no, no....it's not the clogs!   Jarle Farnegham, the young Norwegian organist who subscribes to "Organs and Organists Offline" hit the nail on the head when he described the action of one particular instrument with the words:-   "Everything sounds like Riverdance!"   I chuckled about that for weeks.   Regards,   Coli Mitchell UK         __________________________________ Yahoo! Messenger Show us what our next emoticon should look like. Join the fun. http://www.advision.webevents.yahoo.com/emoticontest  
(back) Subject: Re: The Pope and Sacred Music From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2005 14:22:52 EDT   Dear Richard:   Perhaps I am old fashioned, but I could drive over 100 miles in any direction here in the Los Angeles basin and not find any solace. Every year at the Anaheim convention center the LA Arch sends out it's dog and pony show called a congress which sells this stuff. The decorum of the Mass is also lax. They want to throw the pipe organ out at my old church and buy an R brand. There's nothing wrong with the pipe organ. It's really more than a person can bear. I've actually considered the Orthodox church as a viable replacement. At an English Mass I certainly don't appreciate hearing the readings in every language under the sun. This is a tower of Bable. I don't need that kind of variety. All of a sudden tabernacles are being hidden away in obscure niches and the priest's chair taking it's place. I don't call that progress. The newer church buildings don't look like churches. It makes one wonder when going to receive the sacrament if someone will step out of the shadows and whisper, "would you like to super size that?" Change just for the sake of change is rediculous. I want to hear familiar hymns not on "Buzzard's Wings." I'm not buying any of it.   Ron Severin    
(back) Subject: Information for composers From: "Stephen Best" <stevebest@usadatanet.net> Date: Tue, 05 Apr 2005 15:56:06 -0400   Hi everyone,   Many years ago, I recall having a copy of an information sheet compiled by the late David N. Johnson for people who want to compose for the organ but are not organists. This was a succinct but detailed compilation of all kinds just about anythin that a composer needs to know about the instrument before trying to write for it. Do any of you have a copy of this listing or know of another resource where such information can be found? If so, please contact me.   Thanks!   Steve Best in Utica, NY    
(back) Subject: Bagpipes: not equal temperament, no matter what pitch From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2005 16:59:15 EDT   Highland pipes are in a different temperament than equal; in fact, I believe they are tuned modally. In bagpipe competitions, judges listen for those (seemingly) dissonant =   notes. Some pipe bands actually use creative bits of tape, I'm told, to = bring their pipes closer to what Americans feel is "in tune," but not for = genuine Highland music.   Sebastian M. Gluck New York City  
(back) Subject: New Orleans Recommendation? From: <dudelk@aol.com> Date: Tue, 05 Apr 2005 17:08:22 -0400   I will be in New Orleans this weekend and would appreciate suggestions of = where one might hear fine organ and choral music, preferably in RC or = Episcopal venues. Please respond privately. Thanks.  
(back) Subject: Re: New Orleans Recommendation? From: <ScottFop@aol.com> Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2005 17:13:52 EDT   St. Louis Cathedral (and we'll expect a full report of the new Holtkamp rebuild of the Cathedral's great organ). Where are you staying? Had I known earlier I would have recommended "The =   Inn on Bourbon," corner of Bourbon and Toulouse, right in the HEART of = the French Quarter. It's a Ramada Hotel and very nice. You can sit on the = wrap around balconies with a Hurricane drink and watch New Orleans life go by! = It's so cool! I am going this summer... -Scott Scott F. Foppiano   Organist and Director of Parish Music Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Memphis, TN In te Domine speravi, non confundar in aeternum.  
(back) Subject: RE: Bagpipes: not equal temperament, no matter what pitch From: "TheShieling" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> Date: Wed, 6 Apr 2005 09:21:38 +1200     > Highland pipes are in a different temperament than equal; in fact, I believe they are tuned modally.   They have their own tuning, yes indeed.   > In bagpipe competitions, judges listen for those (seemingly) dissonant =   notes. Some pipe bands actually use creative bits of tape, I'm told, to bring their pipes closer to what Americans feel is "in tune," but not for = genuine Highland music.   Yes, and no.   Pipers may add sellotape to the chanter for the reason you give, but in less-good bands chanters are sometimes of mixed origin and age. Being made of wood, the note holes in chanters are always hand-tuned and thus = chanters of different makes can be slightly out-of-tune to each on different notes. Plastic chanters, made in a batch, avoid this problem, but at the expense = of quality of tone.   I well remember in competitive band playing back in the 1950s I once had a bit of sellotape on F, G and high A, to make sure my chanter was exactly = in tune. On another occasion I had a bit of sellotape only on the D. You see, it depends on the reeds as well - for some reason a different will seem to favour certain notes, i.e. alter the pitch of them, even though the base (deliberate spelling) A might remain the same.   There is no problem for solo piping, of course, as the chanter is tuned to itself, i.e. compatibly with the drones, and so it doesn't matter in the slightest what actual frequency the A is. In a band, where the chanters = are of mixed origin and age, you just have to do your best. Lawrie chanters, = for example, won't mix well with those by Hardie, and Sinclair is slightly different from Starck, and Robertson is different from Henderson. And if sonmeone gets a Pakistani chanter, you're plain asking for trouble.   If you use a chanter made in 1935, say, with a band where everyone else is using chanters made in the 1990s, you'll have problems as the older = chanter will be slightly lower in pitch. OK, so you push the chanter reed in a little, sharpening it, to bring the A into line with the others, but that will then throw out the rest of the scale, especially at the top end, so you'll needs bits of sellotape to flatten those notes slightly. And so it goes on.   Ross