PipeChat Digest #5110 - Sunday, January 23, 2005
 
Re: RE: ok...so what IS going on at Westminster?
  by "Hell-Concerts@t-online.de" <Hell-Concerts@t-online.de>
The Snow Stoppeth in New Jersey
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Re: RE: ok...so what IS going on at Westminster?
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@swbell.net>
Out of action
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: Out of action
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Recital Announcement Chicago Area
  by "Beau Surratt" <Beau.Surratt@theatreorgans.com>
Re: Recital Announcement Chicago Area
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: The Snow Stoppeth in New Jersey
  by <Innkawgneeto@cs.com>
Re: ok...so what IS going on at Westminster?
  by <Innkawgneeto@cs.com>
Re: ok...so what IS going on at Westminster?
  by "Stephen Best" <stevebest@usadatanet.net>
Hoax Info Site was (Re: Home - Church Fire Danger Warning!)
  by "Jan Nijhuis" <nijhuis@email.com>
Re: Hoax Info Site was (Re: Home - Church Fire Danger Warning!)
  by <ProOrgo53@aol.com>
The sky is falling, the sky is falling... [off-topic, but in response to 
  by "Charlie Lester" <crl@137.com>
Re: ok...so what IS going on at Westminster?
  by "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com>
Re: ok...so what IS going on at Westminster?
  by "Stephen Best" <stevebest@usadatanet.net>
Sorry
  by "Stephen Best" <stevebest@usadatanet.net>
Re: Sorry
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Re: Sorry
  by "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com>
Weather
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
Re: Weather
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Re: Weather
  by "N. Russotto" <ravenrockdesigns@gmail.com>
Re: Sorry Steve Best
  by <ProOrgo53@aol.com>
Question re hybrid organs
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
Re: Question re hybrid organs
  by "N. Russotto" <ravenrockdesigns@gmail.com>
Re: Question re hybrid organs
  by "Mike Gettelman" <mike3247@earthlink.net>
Re: Weather
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Re: Weather
  by "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca>
Re: Question re hybrid organs
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: RE: ok...so what IS going on at Westminster? From: "Hell-Concerts@t-online.de" <Hell-Concerts@t-online.de> Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 16:07:21 +0100   Did I miss something here? As to my understanding, and in accordance with the WCC-website, Diane-Meredtih Belcher, Stefan Engels, Ken Cowan, and Matthew Glandorf are the faculty of the organ department. Am I wrong?   Hans-Friedrich Hell     -----Original Message----- Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 00:51:37 +0100 Subject: RE: ok...so what IS going on at Westminster? From: "Vincent S. Parks, III" <vparks@houston.rr.com> To: "'PipeChat'" <pipechat@pipechat.org>   I'm attending Ken Cowan's concert in Houston tonight. If the opportunity presents itself I will inquire.   Vince Parks   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of T.Desiree' Hines Sent: Saturday, January 22, 2005 5:45 PM To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: ok...so what IS going on at Westminster?     One source says one thing. Other sources say they have former students there that would certainly inform on anythings happening.   Right now I'm totally confused.   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com   ****************************************************************** "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>         ****************************************************************** "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: The Snow Stoppeth in New Jersey From: <RVScara@aol.com> Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 11:14:36 EST   We, discretion never one of my attributes, I skidded my way to the early (7:30) Mass to find the area in the city by the church had not been = plowed. Pushing thru mounds of powder snow I got into the parking lot to find = that plowed....all the snow up against the gate and walkway to the church! A = whole 12 people made it, 11 men and 1 woman. Now that is a change. The priest = said it was because the men came to pray for the Phila Eagles in todays = football game. He wore green vestments with gold trim! That made the men feel it = was worth the effect to get there. The organ acted up at the end. It is a Walker Tech digital, made outside =   Phila. The recessional was to be "On Eagles Wings" but somehow it came = out "Fly, Eagles, Fly." Close enough I guess. The next Mass had 16 at it. Organ did the same thing. Must be a glitch = in Bob Walker's software. The someone said the State had declared a Snow Emergency and only = essential vehicles were to be on the roads so the prest said to forget the next two Masses and go home. Taking it as a sign from God, I took my leave. = "Give to God the things that are God's and to the State the...." So, back to watching the birds feeding on the deck.........."No, dear, = leave the bottle right there; it will be a long day. Thank You."  
(back) Subject: Re: RE: ok...so what IS going on at Westminster? From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@swbell.net> Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 12:11:22 -0600     ----- Original Message ----- From: <Hell-Concerts@t-online.de> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org>; <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Sunday, January 23, 2005 9:07 AM Subject: Re: RE: ok...so what IS going on at Westminster?     > Did I miss something here? As to my understanding, and in accordance > with the WCC-website, Diane-Meredtih Belcher, Stefan Engels, Ken > Cowan, and Matthew Glandorf are the faculty of the organ department. Am > I wrong?   What is not clear at this point as rumors abound is whether these are all STILL the faculty of the organ department. You will note that the webpage says it was last updated October 22, 2003.   John Speller      
(back) Subject: Out of action From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 13:19:18 -0800 (PST)   Hello,   I'm currently "off line", and this situation may take a little time.   I shall be back asap, and trust that everyone will chat away merrily in my (temporary) absence.   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK       __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Mail - Find what you need with new enhanced search. http://info.mail.yahoo.com/mail_250  
(back) Subject: Re: Out of action From: <ProOrgo53@aol.com> Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 16:26:34 EST   Dear Colin, Don't stay away long. We need you with us, abiding! We hope ALL is well.   Dale G. Rider, MSacredMus, CAGO Independence, MO, USA  
(back) Subject: Recital Announcement Chicago Area From: "Beau Surratt" <Beau.Surratt@theatreorgans.com> Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 15:26:03 -0600   Hi! Just wanted to post a note about my upcoming senior organ recital. Although my degree will be in theology and religion, I did a junior recital and will do this senior recital. I study with Dr. David Christiansen at Elmhurst College in the Western Suburbs of Chicago, IL. The recital is Friday, February 4 at 8 PM in Hammerschmidt Chapel on the 3 manual 1960 Moeller Organ (complete with festival trumpet named "Henry.") I'd love to see any list members there. Here's the program:   Grand Dialogue in C Major- Louis Marchand Allen Gott in der Hoh sei Ehr (A Major Trio from 18 Gt.)-Bach Toccata and Fugue in D minor (Dorian)- Bach   INTERMISSION   Choral in A Minor- Cesar Franck Master Tallis's Testament- Herbert Howells Aria- Paul Manz Chorale-Varie sur les 'Veni Creator Spiritus'- Maurice Durufle     Blessings, Beau Surratt Director of Music and Organist First United Lutheran Church, ELCA 6705 Hohman Ave. Hammond, IN 46324      
(back) Subject: Re: Recital Announcement Chicago Area From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 16:47:58 +0000   On 1/23/05 9:26 PM, "Beau Surratt" <Beau.Surratt@theatreorgans.com> wrote:   > Although my degree will be in theology and religion, I did a junior > recital and will do this senior recital.   Beau: For some twisted reason, I am of the opinion that a church musician should have quite a bit of educational grounding in the field of theology. Thus my praise of your chosen two-lane super-highway!   Stick with it. I=B9ll look forward to news of what and how you do with it all!   Alan Freed at www.stlukesnyc.org, where our organist is a heck of a theologian, and our pastor is a quite passable musician =20    
(back) Subject: Re: The Snow Stoppeth in New Jersey From: <Innkawgneeto@cs.com> Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 17:06:10 EST   I was told not to come to Church today (this old organist doesn't have to = be told twice); as I have to travel the Garden State Parkway to my position.   We had planned music for the Psalm 27 reading, so I was looking forward to =   the services, but o well, I'm contemplating singing some of it next week = anyway.   This was not the worst blizzard I have seen in New Jersey, by a long shot; = God is still God and He is still good.   Neil by the snowy, frozen Bay  
(back) Subject: Re: ok...so what IS going on at Westminster? From: <Innkawgneeto@cs.com> Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 17:08:51 EST   I have contacts that are close to the situation... I will do my best to = find out what's going on (with some degree of authenticity).   I do know that WCC has had some financial difficulties in the last several =   years; whether this is part of the rumors, I do not know.   Neil by the Frozen/Snowy Bay  
(back) Subject: Re: ok...so what IS going on at Westminster? From: "Stephen Best" <stevebest@usadatanet.net> Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 17:14:48 -0500   Could not copy the message to the digest, there was no plain text part
(back) Subject: Hoax Info Site was (Re: Home - Church Fire Danger Warning!) From: "Jan Nijhuis" <nijhuis@email.com> Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2005 06:18:36 +0800     ----- Original Message ----- From: "Adrianne Schutt" <maybe@pipcom.com> Subject: Re: Home - Church Fire Danger Warning!   > At 11:24 PM 22/01/2005 -0500, Dale fwded by accident: > > > >> > This is one of those emails that if you didn't send it, rest > > > >> > assured someone on your list will suffer for not reading it. >=20 > We have the doom and gloom foreplay....   I don't think I'm allowed to play the "Doom and Gloom Foreplay" as a prelud= e in my church.   It's worth checking out the Hoax Buster's site: http://hoaxbusters.ciac.org= / Lot's o' information about scams, hoaxes how to recognize them and what t= o do about them.=20   -- Jan Nijhuis nijhuis@email.com   --=20 ___________________________________________________________ Sign-up for Ads Free at Mail.com http://promo.mail.com/adsfreejump.htm    
(back) Subject: Re: Hoax Info Site was (Re: Home - Church Fire Danger Warning!) From: <ProOrgo53@aol.com> Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 17:20:33 EST   thank you, Jan! Dale G. Rider, MSacredMus, CAGO Independence, MO, USA  
(back) Subject: The sky is falling, the sky is falling... [off-topic, but in response to a related posting] From: "Charlie Lester" <crl@137.com> Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 14:55:24 -0800   I know people mean well about passing on dire warnings about things. We all want to warn one another when we hear that Aspartame is responsible for an epidemic of multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus; that Rat urine is naturally toxic to humans; that Procter & Gamble pot scrubber sponges contain a dangerous derivative of Agent Orange;   that Unscrupulous tampon manufacturers are using asbestos in their products to promote bleeding; that Procter & Gamble's Febreze odor elimination product is dangerous to household pets; that Waterproof sunscreen causes blindness;   that Mountain Dew will shrink testicles and lower sperm count; that A massive recall of contaminated Sara Lee products is underway; that Bananas imported from Costa Rica are infected with necrotizing fasciitis;   that A mixture of Enfalac baby formula and dog food caused a toddler's stomach to explode; that Pantene shampoo contains an additive that when injected will get the user high; that Lighting the wrong end of a cigarette and inhaling it causes genital dysfunction;   that Ultra Clorox has been reformulated to include lye and now poses a danger to pets; that Coughing during a heart attack will help you survive it; that Canola oil is toxic;   that 75% of Americans are "chronically dehydrated" because they fail to drink eight glasses of water per day; that Microwaving foods in plastic containers releases dangerous chemicals into the food; that Dawn dishwashing liquid is more caustic than other brands and erodes the corneas of children's eyes; and   that A few drops of Visine brand eye drops taken internally will cause diarrhea.   However, it's a very simple matter to check on the veracity of these sorts of scares before passing them on.   Everyone who feels the urge to forward these "Chicken Little" emails along to everyone in their address book, and to every discussion list they belong to, should bookmark the site "www.snopes.com" and look these things up before passing them on.   I will say, being an Internet "oldie," that 99.99% of the "dire warning" emails you get are bogus. And that most of them have already made the rounds several times.   Case in point:   http://www.snopes.com/toxins/glade.asp    
(back) Subject: Re: ok...so what IS going on at Westminster? From: "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com> Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 15:06:39 -0800 (PST)   Well...I think the school would do a justice by telling perspective students everything thats going on to let the decision to go to school there be up to those who are applying. There is nothing worse than an unstable Organ department. Sometimes,we go in wanting to learn the best, but fall into situations.   There are two things i have heard, but nothing from the school directly. Still, just "too much sugar for a dime" as mama would say.         __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? The all-new My Yahoo! - Get yours free! http://my.yahoo.com    
(back) Subject: Re: ok...so what IS going on at Westminster? From: "Stephen Best" <stevebest@usadatanet.net> Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 18:54:21 -0500   Sorry to plead ignorance, but I haven't the slightest idea what your mama's saying means!   I've heard a lot more about WCC than I'm prepared to repeat -- broken home, three young kids left behind, illicit romance...and on it goes. Sounds to me like Ms. Diane has really gotten herself into one heck of a mess.   >There are two things i have heard, but nothing from >the school directly. Still, just "too much sugar for a >dime" as mama would say. > > >      
(back) Subject: Sorry From: "Stephen Best" <stevebest@usadatanet.net> Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 19:02:58 -0500   Sorry that a private post to Desiree got sens all over. Sigh.... There are times I really HATE the way the reply button works on PipeChat.   Steve Best    
(back) Subject: Re: Sorry From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 19:16:17 EST   Dear Steve:   These things happen.   As my Bubbe used to say, "That's too much strudel for a forint."   SMG  
(back) Subject: Re: Sorry From: "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com> Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 16:40:45 -0800 (PST)   HAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAA OOOOH STEVEN BEST! SHHH you hush up now!   Now it's too late...they know whats goin on.       __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? The all-new My Yahoo! - Get yours free! http://my.yahoo.com    
(back) Subject: Weather From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 18:50:31 -0600   I can only partly empathize with youse Northern and Midwestern guys and gals. It is cold down here in Florida, with heavy freeze warnings last night and tonight. A full moon but no snow (I wouldn't mind a few inches).   The outside cats are in the garage with a heater. The faucets are dripping. I spent four hours at the organ yesterday with my old mentor checking registrations, and the instrument hadn't frozen yet. God willing I will go to B'ham tomorrow for another lesson.   Stay warm and safe.   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com          
(back) Subject: Re: Weather From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 20:06:14 EST   Dear Glenda: From 250 feet in the air, a blizzard in New York City can be quite beautiful. Normally, we can see both rivers from up here, plus the entire = skyline of Manhattan, as well as the outlying boroughs. Last night, we had a few = hours of white-outs, and visibility was generally limited to about a quarter of = a mile. The spires of the Empire State and Chrysler buildings, normally = brightly lit, were completely obscured. The terrace on the East River side of the apartment didn't get all = that much snow, and all the furniture and plantings survived, although we = seemed to have had a mini snow tornado smack in the middle of it during this = morning's breakfast. The downstairs terrace, on the Hudson River side, is buried in = a snowdrift. Fortunately, we did runs to the grocery, butcher, baker, and wine merchant on Saturday, and have been passing the time catching up on lots = of paperwork, and watching all of the television shows like "You Screwed Up = Your House," and "Home Improvement Disasters Across America." We finally had our roof = leak tracked down and fixed after two years of dripping, and we're just waiting = for the melting snow to start coming in! We live adjacent to the Federal Court House. The Feds have salted and plowed, but the city-owned building retain their treacherous, tortious ice =   patches. Tomorrow is back to normal, as the mountains of snow turn to all = kinds of nasty colors other than white.   Sebastian  
(back) Subject: Re: Weather From: "N. Russotto" <ravenrockdesigns@gmail.com> Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 20:13:43 -0500   Well, up here in Connecticut, we managed a cool (no pun intended) 17 inches of snow. Sebastian, these are the times when it's good not to have a house with a driveway (to snowblow and plow) a walk, and steps(to shovel) and a deck (to shovel) The organist at my church was in a snit this morning as when she walked in, she found no discernable temperature change between the outdoors and indoors. The church sexton, without informing anyone, shut down the heat to conserve oil, and then forgot to turn it back on again. Therefore, the organ sounded a bit funny until the church warmed back up. Luckily, the antiphonal is near vents, so it warms up quickly. These vents, by virtue of a piston on the console, can be closed, so that the antiph. never gets too warm. It's an interesting system, for sure.   Cheers,   Nicholas F. Russotto     On Sun, 23 Jan 2005 20:06:14 EST, TubaMagna@aol.com <TubaMagna@aol.com> = wrote: > Dear Glenda: > From 250 feet in the air, a blizzard in New York City can be quite > beautiful. Normally, we can see both rivers from up here, plus the = entire skyline of > Manhattan, as well as the outlying boroughs. Last night, we had a few = hours > of white-outs, and visibility was generally limited to about a quarter = of a > mile. The spires of the Empire State and Chrysler buildings, normally = brightly > lit, were completely obscured. > The terrace on the East River side of the apartment didn't get all = that > much snow, and all the furniture and plantings survived, although we = seemed to > have had a mini snow tornado smack in the middle of it during this = morning's > breakfast. The downstairs terrace, on the Hudson River side, is buried = in a > snowdrift. > Fortunately, we did runs to the grocery, butcher, baker, and wine > merchant on Saturday, and have been passing the time catching up on lots = of > paperwork, and watching all of the television shows like "You Screwed Up = Your House," > and "Home Improvement Disasters Across America." We finally had our roof = leak > tracked down and fixed after two years of dripping, and we're just = waiting for > the melting snow to start coming in! > We live adjacent to the Federal Court House. The Feds have salted and > plowed, but the city-owned building retain their treacherous, tortious = ice > patches. Tomorrow is back to normal, as the mountains of snow turn to = all kinds of > nasty colors other than white. > > Sebastian > > ****************************************************************** > "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> > >     -- Nicholas F. Russotto Somers, Connecticut  
(back) Subject: Re: Sorry Steve Best From: <ProOrgo53@aol.com> Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 20:26:35 EST   Yes, he let the "cat outta the bag," didn't he?!  
(back) Subject: Question re hybrid organs From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 20:26:28 -0600   I am curious about something. On these hybrid organs (i.e., with some pipes and some electronic stops), are there any chronic problems with keeping the two different genres in tune with each other? I am particularly interested in situations where the building isn't constantly kept within a certain range of temperature (i.e., the heat/AC is kept off when church services aren't being held).   If any of you are shipping snow this way, it hasn't arrived.   Thanks.   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com          
(back) Subject: Re: Question re hybrid organs From: "N. Russotto" <ravenrockdesigns@gmail.com> Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 21:35:40 -0500   The digital voices automatically keep in tune with the pipe voices.   Cheers,   Nicholas F. Russotto     On Sun, 23 Jan 2005 20:26:28 -0600, Glenda <gksjd85@direcway.com> wrote: > I am curious about something. On these hybrid organs (i.e., with some > pipes and some electronic stops), are there any chronic problems with > keeping the two different genres in tune with each other? I am > particularly interested in situations where the building isn't > constantly kept within a certain range of temperature (i.e., the heat/AC > is kept off when church services aren't being held). > > If any of you are shipping snow this way, it hasn't arrived. > > Thanks. > > Glenda Sutton > gksjd85@direcway.com > > ****************************************************************** > "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> > >     -- Nicholas F. Russotto Somers, Connecticut  
(back) Subject: Re: Question re hybrid organs From: "Mike Gettelman" <mike3247@earthlink.net> Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 22:07:50 -0500   Hi Glenda, Because of the computerized nature of the digital voices, it is relatively easy to place a temperature sensor inside the pipe chambers whose data can be programmed to adjust the tuning of the digital voices to "follow" the natural change in pitch that would be experienced by that particular set of pipes in that particular room when the temperature causes pitch swings. In more complex systems where entire divisions are separated by distance such as an antiphonal, the digital voices can be programmed to follow the tuning depending on which stops are pulled. Cheers Mike   Glenda wrote:   >I am curious about something. On these hybrid organs (i.e., with some >pipes and some electronic stops), are there any chronic problems with >keeping the two different genres in tune with each other? I am >particularly interested in situations where the building isn't >constantly kept within a certain range of temperature (i.e., the heat/AC >is kept off when church services aren't being held). > >If any of you are shipping snow this way, it hasn't arrived. > >Thanks. > >Glenda Sutton >gksjd85@direcway.com > > > > > >****************************************************************** >"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: Weather From: <DERREINETOR@aol.com> Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 22:26:29 EST   Glenda,   Thanks for the show of solidarity--about 30 inches here in the Boston = area. For the first time in anyone's memory, church was cancelled at St. John's! = I spent most of my day digging out (fortunately, light, powdery snow but = cold and very windy).   As someone who remembers the New England blizzard of 1978, this was = certainly a contender!   Peace, Bill H. SJE Boston  
(back) Subject: Re: Weather From: "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca> Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 23:32:21 -0400   we Got weather here, ANyone want a Blizzard( not Dairy Queen) So far I have gone out 10 times today to shovel the snow away from our = door, THe drifts are over 6 feet high, the banks from the snwo plough = are higher. I dont think we will ever get dug out =20 I love snow but this is a bit extreme. but anyways, Look at it = positively, it will melt eventually   Hope all is well with everyone.=20 ANyone else with lots of snow, Remember to pace yourself while = shoveling, We want to hear from you on thsi side and not have to wait = untill the great beyond,=20 Daniel
(back) Subject: Re: Question re hybrid organs From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 22:45:24 EST   Dear Nick:   The digital will stay in tune with pipes IF there is a sensor installed with the pipes. This sensor is inexpensive but necessary to make digital/pipe combos work properly. Qualified personal are necessary to correctly set it up. The sensor modifies the digital to stay even with the pipes. It's as right to say the digital never goes out of tune as to say reeds hold tune while the flues fluctuate with minute temp. changes. What needs modification? Digital and reeds as they don't move with the flues so they need the touching up. The sensor takes care of moving the digital with the flues. Successful combo's usually eliminate the real pipe reeds for the reason listed above.   Ron Severin