PipeChat Digest #5389 - Friday, June 3, 2005
 
Re: Organ parts for Sale in NH
  by "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org>
Re: Organ Literature Foundation...Still Alive, sorta...(X-Post)
  by "Mark Nelson" <mark.edward.nelson@gmail.com>
open house in Gloucester on Saturday
  by "Mark Nelson" <mark.edward.nelson@gmail.com>
Bell Casting Tour
  by <RMB10@aol.com>
Greg Peterson to Luther College Decorah IA
  by "Mark Nelson" <mark.edward.nelson@gmail.com>
Re: Greg Peterson to Luther College Decorah IA
  by "Desiree'" <nicemusica@yahoo.com>
RE: Bell Casting Tour
  by "TheShieling" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz>
Re: Magnolias from Home...was 2nd Mississippi Jewel
  by "Desiree'" <nicemusica@yahoo.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Organ parts for Sale in NH From: "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org> Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2005 20:36:54 -0500   At 10:08 AM -0700 6/2/05, Jan Nijhuis wrote: >Anyone know who's shop this was? Its way up there in New Hampshire, >right near the Maine border and near the coast. I'd be interested in >the service area, instrument's he/they serviced, installed, expanded >and who now gets that business.   i was able to get a bit more information. The shop was owned by Ed Stephens who ran it for about 20 years on his own prior to which he worked for the previous owner Bob Williams. The folks that are having the sale purchased the building from Mr. Stephens who is retired and they said that it would have been a very big job for him to clear it out. it is actually a larger job than they expected! i doubt if they know much about any of the items in the building although they did mention that there was a new Trumpet still in its shipping container and also an "Antique Turret Rackboard Boring Machine" whatever that might be.   David -- **************************************** David Scribner Owner / Co-Administrator PipeChat   http://www.pipechat.org mailto:admin@pipechat.org  
(back) Subject: Re: Organ Literature Foundation...Still Alive, sorta...(X-Post) From: "Mark Nelson" <mark.edward.nelson@gmail.com> Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2005 23:30:36 -0400   Open House at the Fisk Shop on Saturday, 4 June, 2-6. 2 Manual organ for St= ..=20 John's Episcopal Church, Tallahassee. Check out www.cbfisk.com <http://www.cbfisk.com> Mark Nelson  
(back) Subject: open house in Gloucester on Saturday From: "Mark Nelson" <mark.edward.nelson@gmail.com> Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2005 23:32:32 -0400   Open House at the Fisk Shop on Saturday, 4 June, 2-6. 2 Manual organ for St= ..=20 John's Episcopal Church, Tallahassee. Check out www.cbfisk.com <http://www.cbfisk.com> Mark Nelson (sorry about the previous post with the wrong subject!  
(back) Subject: Bell Casting Tour From: <RMB10@aol.com> Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2005 23:34:26 EDT   As part of our new sanctuary, we have purchased a peal of 5 bells for our steeple, that will (according to all counts so far) be the heaviest = VISIBLE peal in the world. The peal of the Riverside Church in NYC is heavier, but is = is hidden from view in their tower as part of the carillon. (You know all = these things get caught up in technicalities...) Our peal will eventually be expanded to a 48 bell carillon.   Because the bourdon bell is one of the heaviest bells that has been cast = in recent years (over 11,000 pounds), our bell representatives, VanBergen Bellfoundries of Charleston, SC, have organized a tour to France for the = casting of the bells at the Paccard Fonderie des Cloches in Annecy, France. Paccard = is known for the casting of the largest bell in the world, the World Peace = Bell, that weighs just over 66,000 pounds.   The tour will take place Sept. 23-30, 2005 and is open to all interested parties. Our representative, Stan Christoph asked me to get the word out = to anyone who would be interested in going on the trip. I have a copy of the =   brochure that I can email anyone and I can also put you in touch with the = people at VanBergen directly for further information.   Monty Bennett  
(back) Subject: Greg Peterson to Luther College Decorah IA From: "Mark Nelson" <mark.edward.nelson@gmail.com> Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2005 23:36:57 -0400   I had lunch with Greg Peterson, Old South, Boston who's leaving at the end= =20 of the month to take over teaching organ (Bill Kuhlman is retiring) at=20 Luther College. Greg is a great guy--fine organist--Graduate of Luther, Yal= e=20 & Iowa. He's an enthusiastic teacher. He's also a former President of ALCM= =20 (Association of Lutheran Church Musicians). You can see his announcement to= =20 the parish here: http://world.std.com/~eshu/osc/music-gregp.htm. Mark Nelson And, Brian Jones is the Interim.  
(back) Subject: Re: Greg Peterson to Luther College Decorah IA From: "Desiree'" <nicemusica@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2005 21:06:52 -0700 (PDT)   Great choice. Greg was a candidate for the PLU positon. He's very = interested and committed to teaching.   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com
(back) Subject: RE: Bell Casting Tour From: "TheShieling" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> Date: Fri, 3 Jun 2005 17:10:59 +1200   >the largest bell in the world, the World Peace Bell, that weighs just over 66,000 pounds.   I thought that, although cracked and therefore not used, the largest bell was in the Kremlin, sitting on a concrete plinth. What are the comparative weights here?   That aside, I wish I could go with your team on the trip. Those big bells you're getting sound quite marvellous.   Ross    
(back) Subject: Re: Magnolias from Home...was 2nd Mississippi Jewel From: "Desiree'" <nicemusica@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2005 22:58:28 -0700 (PDT)   Randy, you and I should get on here and swap stories about "Mississippis = Magnolias" Of course i had only access to organs in Jackson, and many were Mollers. The Pride and Joy Moller of Jackson is the untouched 1949-50 Moller at = Calvary Baptist Church of IV/46, That organ has got some beatutiful stops = on it. Lots of lumber in the pedal...2 pedal reeds that are independant = one being a trombone. and a FAT 16 open wood. You may have been graced at some point to meet the wonderful Billy = Trotter, Professor Emeritus of Organ at Mississippi College and probably = the living Mississippi Organ Encyclopedia, along with Mary Taylor Sigman. = Mr T is nearing 75 and still just as happy go lucky as ever. He can tare = thru the Dupre B Major, the Bach D Major, a few dazzling hymn = arrangements, get up turn a cartwheel, and do the Widor for encore. He ius = still serving as Organist at Northminster Baptist Church in Jackson, which = houses a fine Austin from 1980 of III/47. Theres a neat little Pilcher tracker at the Episcopal church in Yazoo = City. A company out ot LA did botch over the trumpet stop, but i think it = has been since put back to original condition. Its featuired in the book = Erben Renewal. Temple B'Nai Isreal in Natchez has a LOVELY tracker as = well. And just across town from it is Trinity Church, with an EMS/AS, = which is featured in a Bish video. The downfall to MS is that it is still conservative and has about 75 = years to spring ahead. There are not many full time or even lucrative part = time jobs there. There is not really a major city there. If you look at = the other southern states, they each have a major city with 300K + = popiulation, and SOME type of progression, socially. I think Biloxi might = be the place to finally bring it into the new millenium. The churches = there are growing, and getting organs and good organists. Dr Michelle = Harrison is at First Baptist Biloxi is probably the big wig of the South = MS organists. And they have GOOD music at FBCB.   Other Native Mississippians (and southerners) Pipe Up. Stephen Robert = might be a good source as well. He probably has a lot of knowledge of the = organs in Laurel. Particularly First-Trininty Pres and St Johns Episcopal TDH   --------------------------------- Discover Yahoo! Get on-the-go sports scores, stock quotes, news & more. Check it out!