PipeChat Digest #5073 - Tuesday, January 11, 2005
 
Re: Johannus 8000 series Opus 20
  by "F. Richard Burt" <effarbee@verizon.net>
Re: Johannus 8000 series Opus 20
  by "Octaaf" <octaaf@charter.net>
Hymn Introductions
  by "Charlie Lester" <crl@137.com>
Hutchings from Christ Church New Haven
  by "Ned Benson" <nbenson@stjohnschurch.org>
Christ Church New Haven Hutchings
  by "Ned Benson" <nbenson@stjohnschurch.org>
Skinnger/Aeolian-Skinner at St. John the Divine
  by "Ned Benson" <nbenson@stjohnschurch.org>
Re: Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner at St. John the Divine
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
Re: Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner at St. John the Divine
  by "Malcolm Wechsler \(Mander Organs\)" <manderusa@earthlink.net>
Re: Piano Teacher
  by <Justinhartz@aol.com>
Re: Johannus 8000 series Opus 20
  by <Keys4bach@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Johannus 8000 series Opus 20 From: "F. Richard Burt" <effarbee@verizon.net> Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2005 21:40:37 -0600   Hello, PipeChatters: =20 > no warehouse of parts in US---if your local=20 > dealer leaves................. avoid is my=20 > recommendation....yes, the same advice i gave=20 > my parents church.   It appears that Dale has some not-so-good=20 news about the Johannus Warranty. The electronic=20 parts and functional parts are all warranted for=20 10 years by Johannus Orgelbouw; regardless of=20 who is the dealer. I have several Johannus organs=20 which have been properly corrected with replacement=20 parts from the factory. =20 Of course, your dealer is the primary line of=20 defense, and corrective actions should always=20 be directed through them. If the dealer leaves=20 the business, another dealer will replace him,=20 and the warranted parts will be replaced by the=20 new dealer. Terms and conditions may vary after=20 the sale in different regions of the country, but=20 the warranty is enforced by the factory. Fear not. =20 F. Richard Burt Dorian Organs =20 =20 ..
(back) Subject: Re: Johannus 8000 series Opus 20 From: "Octaaf" <octaaf@charter.net> Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2005 22:21:41 -0600   While service isn't likely to be an issue with any Johannus product = anywhere in the world if and when needed, you get what you pay for. Buy a low end organ such as an Opus 20 and you sacrifice build and sound quality. Who wants a veneered MDF console? The samples are quite good, but sound = quality suffers due to inadequate loud speakers. I owned an Opus 30 for quite a while before having a Musicom driven organ built. There is no comparison = in quality of sound, realism, or craftsmanship. Granted I gave up having a = 3rd manual, but I'll get over it eventually :)   Cheers,   Tim   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jan Nijhuis" <nijhuis@email.com> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Monday, January 10, 2005 3:34 PM Subject: Re: Johannus 8000 series Opus 20     Not to get on anyone's bad side, but ...   A U.S. parts distributor isn't going to help much in Australia ... I think =   FedEx or an other courier can get parts from Ede, Holland to just about anywhere globally in short order.   I'm pretty sure that "If your local dealer leaves ... " holds for any = brand. (We'd all be in real trouble if Lowery would just disappear.)   The quality in casework, components, and sound are there. Go for the organ =   sound that works best for your situation.          
(back) Subject: Hymn Introductions From: "Charlie Lester" <crl@137.com> Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2005 20:26:36 -0800   Well, I do what seems logical --   If it's a very familiar hymn, I may play only the first phrase, or just the last phrase, or the first and last depending on how they go (e.g., in some cases the first phrase does not end on a tonic so it would make an awkward place to stop, etc. etc.). I do believe people need at least that much time to prepare to sing - find the right hymnal, the right page, stand if the case may be, clear throat, shush the kids, etc.   There are some gospel hymns that you can start the intro in the middle, at a bridge, and then the congregation - if they are "gospel savvy" will know where to come in when you wrap back to the beginning.   For a less-familiar, or very short hymn, or for one that's big and dramatic, it doesn't hurt to play through the whole thing.   If you are substituting and don't know which hymns the folks may know, the safe thing to do probably would be to play it through. The worst they can do during a "long" intro to a familiar hymn is figdet!   And there ya have it.   ~ C      
(back) Subject: Hutchings from Christ Church New Haven From: "Ned Benson" <nbenson@stjohnschurch.org> Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2005 21:09:35 -0800   Subject: Re: Hutchings organs From: <DERREINETOR@aol.com> Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2005 19:35:26 EST   >> Sound the memorial bell for the 1896 Hutchings at Christ Church, New >>Haven, which should be in the beginnings of removal today.     >What a shame. Where's it going?   It hasn't been a "Hutchings" since G. Donald Harrison tonally rebuilt it totally 1954. We purchased the instrument, which Michael Quimby will rebuild for installation in St. John's. -- Dr. Ned H. Benson St. John's Presbyterian Church 1070 West Plumb Lane Reno, Nevada 89509 http://www.stjohnschurch.org    
(back) Subject: Christ Church New Haven Hutchings From: "Ned Benson" <nbenson@stjohnschurch.org> Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2005 21:17:49 -0800   The Hutchings slider chests will not be reused when Hutshings/A-S 1066A is rebuilt for St. John's-Reno, both because of space limitations and because it is doubted that the chests will make the transition to the Nevada high desert where humidity is usually less than 15%. Quimby will make new Blackington-Quimby ep slider chests. The A-S console will be rebuilt with solid state relays and stop action.   If you are interested in the Hutchings slider chests and ep stop action motors, they will be available through Organ Clearing House.   =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D Subject: Hutchings Organs From: "Nathan Smith" <erzahler@sbcglobal.net> Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2005 21:35:17 -0500 (Eastern Standard Time)   The Hutchings that is being removed is Opus 384 from Christ Church, = New Haven. It has a console and tonal re-do from Aeolian Skinner, 1006A is = the opus I believe, but the beautiful Hutchings chassis didn't change much. = The organ is on slider chests, the Swell chest being one of the largest slider chests I've seen, they are mounted on massive clear wood building frames.   The new organ will be a Lively-Fulcher, which I look forward to = meeting soon, but I will miss the old Hutchings very much, I've grown quite fond = of it. One of my favorite things to do was to watch the massive stop action machines as all of the stops were canceled at once - the machines were so powerful that the side of the machine (solid wood) would literally suck in under the force!   They don't make them like that anymore! (C: -- Dr. Ned H. Benson St. John's Presbyterian Church 1070 West Plumb Lane Reno, Nevada 89509 http://www.stjohnschurch.org    
(back) Subject: Skinnger/Aeolian-Skinner at St. John the Divine From: "Ned Benson" <nbenson@stjohnschurch.org> Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2005 21:21:04 -0800   Michael Quimby's crew is removing the Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner instrument from St. John the Divine this month for shipment to Missouri for cleaning and fixup.   It should be something to see if you're oin the vicinity. -- Dr. Ned H. Benson St. John's Presbyterian Church 1070 West Plumb Lane Reno, Nevada 89509 http://www.stjohnschurch.org    
(back) Subject: Re: Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner at St. John the Divine From: <ScottFop@aol.com> Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2005 00:25:16 EST   In a message dated 1/10/05 11:22:42 PM Central Standard Time, nbenson@stjohnschurch.org writes:   > Michael Quimby's crew is removing the Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner instrument =   > from St. John the Divine this month for shipment to Missouri for = cleaning > and fixup.   Are we talking the grand organ from the Cathedral of St. John the Divine = in New York City??? That's excellent news! But when did that happen? I have =   heard nothing of it...   Scott F. Foppiano Organist and Director of Parish Music and Liturgy Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Memphis, TN scottfop@aol.com In te Domine speravi, non confundar in aeternum.  
(back) Subject: Re: Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner at St. John the Divine From: "Malcolm Wechsler \(Mander Organs\)" <manderusa@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2005 01:05:59 -0500   This is glorious news. Thanks for passing it along. I feared it might all just get forgotten. It's in good hands, too!   Malcolm Wechsler www.mander-organs.com   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Ned Benson" <nbenson@stjohnschurch.org> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2005 12:21 AM Subject: Skinnger/Aeolian-Skinner at St. John the Divine     > Michael Quimby's crew is removing the Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner instrument =   > from St. John the Divine this month for shipment to Missouri for = cleaning > and fixup. > > It should be something to see if you're oin the vicinity. > -- > Dr. Ned H. Benson > St. John's Presbyterian Church > 1070 West Plumb Lane > Reno, Nevada 89509 > http://www.stjohnschurch.org >      
(back) Subject: Re: Piano Teacher From: <Justinhartz@aol.com> Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2005 01:24:46 EST   Re: Thompson's "The last words of David" It is quite playable. Sounds like you need to work on scales. There is no "quick fix". Please do yourself a favor and find a piano teacher to help you with technique. The more proficient you become at the piano, the easier it will be to play the organ. Like any other skill, progress at the keyboard happens only if you = work at it. Don't despair! There are many good piano teachers all over the = country.   Justin  
(back) Subject: Re: Johannus 8000 series Opus 20 From: <Keys4bach@aol.com> Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2005 04:44:43 EST   In a message dated 1/10/2005 11:22:08 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, octaaf@charter.net writes:   A U.S. parts distributor isn't going to help much in Australia ... I = think FedEx or an other courier can get parts from Ede, Holland to just about anywhere globally in short order.   I'm pretty sure that "If your local dealer leaves ... " holds for any = brand. (We'd all be in real trouble if Lowery would just disappear.)   The quality in casework, components, and sound are there. Go for the = organ sound that works best for your situation.           well excuse me, so NO LOCAL IN COUNTRY parts storage. as for any brand losing a local dealer, there is most likely someone WAITING TO be a = Rodgers or Allen or Ahlborn-Galanti dealer, to pick it up. and yes just like my = Yamaha FS20, if Lowrey leaves then possible trouble there. the QUALITY is NOT there, you push stops and the whole board moves for = just one example. the sound is VASTLY IMPROVED! dale in Florida