PipeChat Digest #5136 - Friday, February 4, 2005
 
Re: Moller tubular help needed
  by <Seedlac@aol.com>
Re: Moller tubular help needed
  by <TRACKELECT@cs.com>
Re: La Batterie
  by "John Foss" <harkat@kat.forthnet.gr>
Re: Moller tubular help needed
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@swbell.net>
Re: Moller tubular help needed
  by <KurtvonS@aol.com>
mystery composer - REVEALED
  by "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@adelphia.net>
Worcester MA St. Paul's Cathedral
  by "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com>
RE: Worcester MA St. Paul's Cathedral
  by "Emmons, Paul" <PEMMONS@wcupa.edu>
RE: ORGAN AND CHOIR TOUR OF FRANCE AND ITALY (x post)
  by "Emmons, Paul" <PEMMONS@wcupa.edu>
Re: Worcester MA St. Paul's Cathedral
  by "Andy Lawrence" <andy@ablorgans.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Moller tubular help needed From: <Seedlac@aol.com> Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2005 05:09:01 EST   In a message dated 2/3/05 2:36:12 AM !First Boot!!!, RMaryman@aol.com = writes:   << RMaryman@aol.com >>   Thanks for your reply, but this Moller does not have the standard paper retainers and leather discs that are exposed when the bottom boards are = removed. The pitmans are contained in or behind a wood cover that is screw to the = wall of each stop channel. I have seen this on a few other pitman chest designs, Lewis & Hitchcock is the one that pops in my head first.   This is the only Moller that I have encountered with this setup. I think = it was a first generation of pitman, after the infamous bar chest design.   Steve  
(back) Subject: Re: Moller tubular help needed From: <TRACKELECT@cs.com> Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2005 07:58:45 EST     >>I am working on an unaltered 1917 Moller tubular and need to learn about =   the inner workings of the Manuel to pedal coupler actions and pitman rails.<<   Steve, I hate to say this but it is very likely that these are membrane chests. Their design will make you love pitmen even when they are raining = on your head.   Alan B  
(back) Subject: Re: La Batterie From: "John Foss" <harkat@kat.forthnet.gr> Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2005 15:00:39 +0200   Some years ago Mme Charles Tournemire very kindly gave me a magnificent French Cookery book, a finely bound volume in red leather dating from the 1930's. . As you probably know, the French take their food very seriously. =   The first chapter is devoted to "La Batterie", and includes Utensiles de Cuisine, Casseroles and so on. If music be the food of love, play on. However, make sure you have the right equipment.   John Foss http://www.organsandorganistsonline.com/ http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/orgofftop/ Topics of the week : Listen, Mr Bush. Encouraging young organists.      
(back) Subject: Re: Moller tubular help needed From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@swbell.net> Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2005 08:56:30 -0600   Ah! 1917; I'm sorry I had missed the date. This date is indeed just = right for a pitman tubular action. Moller by this point had abandoned = their awful bar-and-membrane chests, but there was a brief period of = around 18 months when they had adopted pitman chests but not yet gone = over to electric primaries.   John Speller ----- Original Message -----=20 From: TRACKELECT@cs.com=20 To: pipechat@pipechat.org=20 Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2005 6:58 AM Subject: Re: Moller tubular help needed=20       >>I am working on an unaltered 1917 Moller tubular and need to learn = about the=20 inner workings of the Manuel to pedal coupler actions and pitman = rails.<<=20   Steve, I hate to say this but it is very likely that these are = membrane chests. Their design will make you love pitmen even when they = are raining on your head.=20   Alan B
(back) Subject: Re: Moller tubular help needed From: <KurtvonS@aol.com> Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2005 10:43:09 EST   Well...Moller hadn't entirely given up on the membrane chests in 1917. I know of one substantial two manual tubular from 1921 that has them. Unfortunately, the organ rebuilder kept them and added primaries; it is = quite impossible to play triplets at any speed!  
(back) Subject: mystery composer - REVEALED From: "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@adelphia.net> Date: Thu, 03 Feb 2005 09:12:50 -0800   Ok, ok....   Since from private and public responses you guys are obviously in suspense, I'll "reveal"   Back in the late 1980s, David Cope started writing some composing software with the goal to "predict" what his next phrase should be...   It changed during the writing, and became EMI, Experimints in Musical Intelligence, a database and analysis-driven program that finds style hallmarks of a given composer, then is able to recombine them in "new" ways to create music in the style of that composer.   This piece, "l'eternite", was written using his Messiaen database, so those who guessed that were the closest.   Unfortunately, the full version of the program has not been released, although one can download SARA (Simple Analytic Recombinant Algorithm), a subset of EMI for use on a Power Mac only (Pre-OS-X)   The whole concept is fascinating to me, and I keep bugging him to 'port the program to windoze or at least Linux. You can read more about David Cope at: http://arts.ucsc.edu/faculty/cope/   Cheers,   -- Jonathan Orwig Evensong Music, Media and Graphics New Choral and Organ Music http://www.evensongmusic.net    
(back) Subject: Worcester MA St. Paul's Cathedral From: "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com> Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2005 12:22:55 -0500   Hi Andy and all. I purposefully left out mention of the St. Paul's Cathedral Worcester MA pipe organ because in this particular February program it is not likely being used with the Arcadia Players. Yes, it is a great instrument with greater acoustics and Ian Watson plays it masterfully. There will be a "Music Week" in early June which will feature the organ in recital, choir, and other venues. Stay posted. BTW the Worcester Chapter AGO is creating a double CD set of "Great Worcester Organs" which should be available sometime in May. See the website newsletter: http://www.organweb.com Judy Ollikkala  
(back) Subject: RE: Worcester MA St. Paul's Cathedral From: "Emmons, Paul" <PEMMONS@wcupa.edu> Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2005 14:50:28 -0500   Thanks for the notice. Yes, I've long thought that Worcester, Mass., is blessed with the highest concentration of beautiful organs per capita of any city in the U.S., and in many styles and vintages. The organ of the Roman Catholic cathedral is a joy to play: a large Casavant of French specification, right down to the ventil controls, but old enough (pre-Phelps, I'm almost sure) that the actual sound is still more Anglo-American than Cavaille-Coll. Largely in the gallery, there are also substantial divisions in front, with a second console. It has been renovated recently with new consoles of C-C's concave terraced style. =20   The entire music program of this cathedral has been unusually fine for at least 20 years, and Ian Watson is outstanding, building on a good heritage.        
(back) Subject: RE: ORGAN AND CHOIR TOUR OF FRANCE AND ITALY (x post) From: "Emmons, Paul" <PEMMONS@wcupa.edu> Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2005 14:55:36 -0500   This sounds like a delectable opportunity. What a brilliant idea, supplementing a parish choir with other interested individuals for a tour. =20   =20   Unfortunately, I have to earn a living during that week, but hope it is such a rousing success that you and others will be offering many such opportunities ten years hence, when God willing I will be retired but still have enough of a voice to contribute.   =20    
(back) Subject: Re: Worcester MA St. Paul's Cathedral From: "Andy Lawrence" <andy@ablorgans.com> Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2005 19:47:31 -0500   Thanks. Yeah, I thought of that after I sent that... :)   On Thu, 3 Feb 2005 12:22:55 -0500, Judy A. Ollikkala wrote > Hi Andy and all. > I purposefully left out mention of the St. Paul's Cathedral > Worcester MA pipe organ because in this particular February program > it is not likely being used with the Arcadia Players. Yes, it is a > great instrument with greater acoustics and Ian Watson plays it = masterfully. > There will be a "Music Week" in early June which will feature the > organ in recital, choir, and other venues. Stay posted. BTW the > Worcester Chapter AGO is creating a double CD set of "Great > Worcester Organs" which should be available sometime in May. See > the website newsletter: http://www.organweb.com Judy Ollikkala >       A.B.Lawrence Pipe Organ Service PO Box 111 Burlington, VT 05402 (802)578-3936 Visit our website at www.ablorgans.com