PipeChat Digest #5471 - Sunday, July 24, 2005
 
Re: Jardine at St. Patrick's, Watervliet, NY (Albany suburb)
  by "Andy Lawrence" <lawrenceandy@gmail.com>
Verizon Hall organ article
  by <RVScara@aol.com>
Re: Jardine at St. Patrick's, Watervliet, NY (Albany suburb)
  by "Paul Opel" <popel@sover.net>
Re: Jardine at St. Patrick's, more
  by "Paul Opel" <popel@sover.net>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Jardine at St. Patrick's, Watervliet, NY (Albany suburb) From: "Andy Lawrence" <lawrenceandy@gmail.com> Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2005 02:36:13 -0700   Nice! I've experienced many many two manual organs from that era (usually hooks and Johnsons) but they're always small enough as to have a lot "missing", especially reeds. It would be nice to experience one just large enough that "everything" is there   Let me guess at the reeds: Great: Trumpet. Swell: smaller trumpet, and an oboe. Choir: Clarinet. Pedal: Trombone?   Andy   > Late in June I had the opportunity at long last to stop at St. Patrick=B9= s > Chruch, Watervliet, a suburb of Albany NY, to see and play their > three-manual 1890 Jardine. In a word, it is MARVELOUS!! The stops: >=20 > > GT: 16-8-8-8-4-4-3-2-III-8 > > > > SW: 16-8-8-8-84-2-II-8-8 > > > > CH: 8-8-8-8-4-2-8 > > > > PED: 16-16-8-16 >=20 > I surely hope this will be part of the 2006 OHS convention, which will be= in > that area. >=20 > Cordially, >=20 > Karl E. Moyer > Lancaster PA >  
(back) Subject: Verizon Hall organ article From: <RVScara@aol.com> Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2005 06:27:44 EDT   An article on the Verizon Hall organ, currently being installed, is in the = Arts & Entertainment Section of the Philadelphia Inquirer, this morning. _www.philly.com_ (http://www.philly.com)  
(back) Subject: Re: Jardine at St. Patrick's, Watervliet, NY (Albany suburb) From: "Paul Opel" <popel@sover.net> Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2005 07:00:50 -0500   The stoplist is attached- much fun. Bob Waller, organist there for about the last 16 years, passed this spring; I always wondered how he managed to get up the stairs to the gallery (as I remember, they run outside the church-tough in the winter) with the two canes he used for walking. I'm pleased to hear that Karl got in to play; they must have changed priests. The old priest (whom Bob called "Colonel Klink") was hell on wheels, and refused to let anyone up there without Bob being present.   Bob was planning to leave his Hoosick, NY home, "Fugara" (the birthplace = of Simon Fraser, discoverer of the Fraser River in BC), complete with a large shed which contained two pipe organs, several electronics, and a couple of grand pianos) as a home for retired organists. Any word on that?   Paul   Keyboard compasses are 56/27; all stops are full compass except for the divided Swell Bourdon. In the Swell, the Open, Dulciana, Stopped Diapason and Doppelfloete ALL have stopped wood basses - a lot of wood up there.   Great:   Open Diapason 16' (#1-12 stopped wood) Open Diapason 8' Keraulophon 8' (actually a Gamba) Melodia 8' Principal 4' Flute Harmonic 4' (harmonic from #18) Twelfth 3' Fifteenth 2' Sesquialtra (sic) IIIrks; 17-19-22 @ #1 Trumpet 8' Swell-Great Choir-Great   SWELL:   Bourdon Treble 16' (from #18>) Bourdon Bass 16' (#1-17) Open Diapason 8' Dulciana 8' Stop'd Diapason 8' (metal from #25>) Doppel Floete 8' Principal 4' Flageolet 2' Cornet IIrks (12-17 throughout) Oboe 8' Vox Humana 8' Tremulant   CHOIR:   Open Diapason 8' (#1-12 stopped wood) Stop'd Diapason 8' (metal from #25>) Salicional 8' Dulce 8' Flute 4' (metal chimney flute exc. #1-12 wood) Piccolo 2' Clarinet 8' Tremulant Swell-Choir   PEDAL:   Open Diapason 16' Bourdon 16' Violoncello 8' Trombone 16' Great-Pedal Swell-Pedal Choir-Pedal   Piano and Forte combination pedals for Great and Swell Great-Pedal reversible       http://www.sover.net/~popel/agomain.html      
(back) Subject: Re: Jardine at St. Patrick's, more From: "Paul Opel" <popel@sover.net> Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2005 07:17:34 -0500   This church is familiar to anyone who has been up the Northway- it's the very large red brick church just off the Interstate just north of Albany. It sits at the top of a rise, and dominates the whole neighborhood. I'm told that it's a 2/3 size replica of the Basilica at Lourdes.   Paul   http://www.sover.net/~popel/agomain.html