PipeChat Digest #5053 - Monday, January 3, 2005
 
Re: Saville Organs
  by "Roy Kersey" <rkersey@tds.net>
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  by <Gardum@aol.com>
Shofar stop.
  by "David Evangelides" <davide@theatreorgans.com>
John Foss and Tim Grenz wish you a Happy New Year
  by "John Foss" <harkat@kat.forthnet.gr>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Saville Organs From: "Roy Kersey" <rkersey@tds.net> Date: Sun, 2 Jan 2005 15:10:31 -0500   Dear Dr. Chapman, I have met James Baysinger, who runs Organtek, and he is a very nice, = reliable guy. A local friend who sells electronic organs reports that = James is very knowledgeable re: electronic organs. I don't know = specifically about his work wuith Savilles, but Im sure you could talk = with him directly about it. Best Wishes, Roy Kersey Organ Enthusiast and Amateur Trumpeter    
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(back) Subject: Shofar stop. From: "David Evangelides" <davide@theatreorgans.com> Date: Sun, 2 Jan 2005 17:18:29 -0700   On another list, there was discussion as to the validity and usefulness of a 'Shofar' stop, especially in relation to Synagogue organs. I mistakenly assumed it was this list, until I posted my $0.02 worth and saw the address was to another group.   It was once said Sebastian has a Shofar stop at Temple Emmanu-El. Any experiences from the list on my thoughts below?   I know a Shofar is a specific ram's horn used as a call to worship for specific occasions. It's quite long, so the sound is probably near the 8' range.   OK - here goes my ignorance: couldn't we legitimately classify the Shofar in the tonal category of a sound called "Ram's Horn", and therefore have an entire tuned rank of "Ram's Horn", of which one or two notes within the Octive actually represent the actual Shofar?   Wouldn't the ancient Israelites have used ram's horns along, with their Shepherd's Pipe and Stringed Instruments to make music? A complete range of 8' RH or Shofar might actually be a good solo or blending sound.   Now, if I was back home in NY, my Jewish friends would be in the adjacent apartments; however, in Colorado a family of Greeks is as ethnic as it gets!     David E   David Evangelides Fulfillment Manager International Bible Society 719-867-2729 (Sent by wireless T-Mobile Sidekick)  
(back) Subject: John Foss and Tim Grenz wish you a Happy New Year From: "John Foss" <harkat@kat.forthnet.gr> Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2005 11:36:41 +0200   Despite recovering from Christmas and the New Year, we have summoned up = our reserves of energy and added 5 files to http://www.organsandorganistsonline.com/ These include Jonathan Orwig and Gregory Ceurvorst's "Christmas Cards" - both the score and midi file of Jonathan's "Good King Wenceslas" and a lively trio by Krebs played by Gregory on the pipe organ in his home. From Australia, June Nixon is = playing Karg Elert's "Nun Danket Alle Gott" on the 1890 T C Lewis organ in St = Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne, Stephen Hamill playing Norman Cocker's "Tuba Tune" = on a 4 manual Phoenix digital organ and finally, also from Melbourne, Autumn Leaves come tumbling down from the 1924 III/15 Wurlitzer - complete with full length 32' Diaphone up in the roof - at the Dendy Theatre.   Thank you for your support - we have had 17,044 visitors since we opened our doors in July, less than 6 months ago - 5,562 in December alone.   All good wishes for a prosperous and successful 2005,   John Foss and Tim Grenz   http://www.organsandorganistsonline.com/ http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/orgofftop/ Topics of the week : Pianos and Moussaka Atom Bombs in Japan Paranoid schizophrenics Organs in Yorkshire