PipeChat Digest #5394 - Tuesday, June 7, 2005
 
Re: National Cathedral plans...
  by <Adivds@aol.com>
Re: National Cathedral plans...
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@swbell.net>
Re: National Cathedral plans...
  by <dudelk@aol.com>
Re: National Cathedral plans...
  by <Adivds@aol.com>
flutes in English organs
  by "Daniel Hancock" <dhancock@brpae.com>
Re: National Cathedral plans...
  by "F. Richard Burt" <effarbee@verizon.net>
Re: flutes in English organs
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@swbell.net>
Re: flutes in English organs
  by "Rev. Tony Newnham" <organist.tony@btinternet.com>
War March of the Priests
  by "Ned Benson" <nbenson@stjohnschurch.org>
RE: War March of the Priests
  by "Michael David" <michaelandmaggy@comcast.net>
Re: War March of the Priests
  by <dudelk@aol.com>
Re: National Cathedral plans...
  by "Jim McFarland" <mcfarland6@juno.com>
Re: War March of the Priests
  by "Rev. Tony Newnham" <organist.tony@btinternet.com>
Re: National Cathedral plans...
  by "Paul Smith" <kipsmith@getgoin.net>
RE: War March of the Priests
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
War March of the Priests from "Athalie"
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
Re: War March of the Priests and the Oxford book
  by "Desiree'" <nicemusica@yahoo.com>
channeling trumpets
  by "Andy Lawrence" <lawrenceandy@gmail.com>
Re: channeling trumpets
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
Re: channeling trumpets, again
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
Re: channeling trumpets, again
  by "Andy Lawrence" <lawrenceandy@gmail.com>
Re: channeling trumpets, again
  by "Andy Lawrence" <lawrenceandy@gmail.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: National Cathedral plans... From: <Adivds@aol.com> Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 09:11:42 EDT   I can't believe nobody is interested in discussing the plans for new = organs at Washington Cathedral! Whasup?? ...........................................................................= .... ....................................................... Randy, What are the plans? I havn't heard anything about it. Are they replacing = the ones that are already there, or planning to make additions? Adrian.  
(back) Subject: Re: National Cathedral plans... From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@swbell.net> Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 08:41:05 -0500   This is what I know of the situation. When E. M. Skinner built the = National Cathedral organ in 1938 he claimed it was the finest organ in the world. This was perhaps something of an exaggeration, but not a very big one. It was certainly up there among the top ones. Since then the instrument has had numerous tonal changes, not all of them by any means satisfactory, and has been rebuilt out of all recognition.   The instrument is in almost constant use and the wear on the mechanism has taken its toll. The action has been releathered several times and has now got to the point where it can not satisfactorily be releathered again, at least without making all new pouchboards, as too much has been sanded off the old ones, they are saturated with glue, etc. An experiment involving partial conversion of the instrument to direct electric action a decade or so ago proved unsuccessful and was not expanded to include the rest of the instrument.   It seems therefore that there is little alternative to building a new mechanism and to some sort of fairly radical tonal revision. It says on = the National Cathedral website that they are therefore intending to build a = new organ in the quire incorporating the best pipework from the old organ, and that Jonathan Ambrosino and Ian Bell have been appointed consultants.   There has also been talk for many years of having a second, tracker = action, organ at the west end. It seems that they are now proposing to proceed = with this project too. They seem to be aware of the need not to spoil the fine stained glass windows, and I imagine that the instrument will be carefully wrapped around the windows to avoid obstructing them. According to the website both organs would have their own consoles, but the tracker organ would be fitted with an auxiliary electric action so that when desired = both organs could be controlled from the same console.   John Speller   ----- Original Message ----- From: <Adivds@aol.com> To: <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2005 8:11 AM Subject: Re: National Cathedral plans...     > I can't believe nobody is interested in discussing the plans for new organs > at Washington Cathedral! Whasup?? > Randy, > > What are the plans? I havn't heard anything about it. Are they replacing the > ones that are already there, or planning to make additions?      
(back) Subject: Re: National Cathedral plans... From: <dudelk@aol.com> Date: Tue, 07 Jun 2005 09:49:31 -0400   In the immortal words of Doris Day (for those of you too young to = remember, she was an actress and singer popular in the 50s and 60s), Que = sera, sera! What's to discuss. Nothing said here will have any impact on = what ultimately comes to fruition. And endless bloviating on the matter = only takes up time and bandwidth. Just keep an eye on the cathedral web = site for any news that may come about (www.cathedral.org). -----Original Message----- From: Adivds@aol.com To: pipechat@pipechat.org Sent: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 09:11:42 EDT Subject: Re: National Cathedral plans...     I can't believe nobody is interested in discussing the plans for new = organs at Washington Cathedral! Whasup?? ...........................................................................= .... ....................................................... Randy, What are the plans? I havn't heard anything about it. Are they replacing = the ones that are already there, or planning to make additions? Adrian.   ****************************************************************** "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: National Cathedral plans... From: <Adivds@aol.com> Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 09:58:33 EDT     _dudelk@ao.com_ (mailto:dudelk@ao.com) wrote: In the immortal words of Doris Day (for those of you too young to = remember, she was an actress and singer popular in the 50s and 60s), Que sera, sera! = What's to discuss ...........................................................................= .... ...................................................... Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I had assumed that purpose of pipchat =   was for people to discuss all organ orientated matters!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If = not, what is it for? Adrian.  
(back) Subject: flutes in English organs From: "Daniel Hancock" <dhancock@brpae.com> Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 09:33:17 -0500   "Flutes were viewed mainly as solo stops played at 4 ft. pitch (generally without an 8 ft. stop being on as well), and so having a Tenor C or even a Middle C Flute would not have been a great inconvenience. Using 8 and 4 ft. flutes together for accompanimental purposes is a later practice imported from France and Germany.   If one had a Tenor C or Middle C flute used for solo purposes, then what would it be accompanied with? Are we talking about one-manual instruments with split stops at all? Or was there a secondary manual with something suitable to accompany a 4' flute solo?   Are there any representative extant organs of this type that I could refer to?   Daniel Hancock Springfield, Missouri  
(back) Subject: Re: National Cathedral plans... From: "F. Richard Burt" <effarbee@verizon.net> Date: Tue, 07 Jun 2005 09:43:59 -0500   Hello, PipeChatters:   Thanks, John, for the up-date on the situation at the National Cathedral.   Time passes too quickly, and it seems that "...not long ago" Roy Perry was working on this organ. Then, I wonder how can it be that they have worn out the organ, again, since Roy was there. Yes, constant use demands a lot of attention, and we will, again, wonder "If the pipe organ lasts forever, why does it need rebuilding, or updating, or re-leathering so often? I'm speaking, of course, with my tongue in my cheek. <smiles>   We have new consultants. What do they believe needs be done? ....changed? ...rearranged? ...why? ...and, who will be qualified to implement those changes?   There will possibly be a howl as the new ideas begin to roll in. New ideas usually carry "change" too. It will be very interesting to see how they go about satisfying this, another, behemoth in a very old and heavy-laden tradition, which might ought to be the primary sense of direction for this project. Can you imagine this organ not being most suitable for the liturgy of the mass? ...an outstanding example of this great tradition? ...and, what else?   F. Richard Burt Dorian Organs     ..      
(back) Subject: Re: flutes in English organs From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@swbell.net> Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 10:09:15 -0500   Normally the 4 ft. Flute would be accompanied by the 8' Stopt Diapason on another manual.   There are quite a few old organs of this type still surviving in the = United States, Britain and elsewhere (although none unfortunately in Missouri). Probably the best example of the old English style of organ in the USA is the early nineteenth-century organ by Appleton in the Metropolitan Museum = of Art. A good example in Britain is the organ in Christ Church, = Spitalfields, London (near Liverpool Street station), which is currently undergoing restoration by William Drake.   Christ Church, Spitalfields, London: Richard Bridge, 1735 (original specification)   Great Organ (GG, AA-d3)   8' Open Diapason No. 1 8' Open Diapason No. 2 8' Stop Diapason 4' Principal 2.2/3' Twelfth 2' Fifteenth 1.3/5' Tierce 1.1/3' Larigot Sesquialtra V Furniture III Mounted Cornet (mid C) V 8' Trumpet No. 1 8' Trumpet No. 2 4' Clarion   Swell (g0-d3)   8' Open Diapason 8' Stop Diapason 4' Principal 4' Flute (probably a chimney flute) 4' German Flute (probably capped and harmonic) Cornet III 8' Trumpet 8' Hautboy 4' Clarion   Choir Organ (GG, AA-d3)   8' Stop Diapason 4' Principal 4' Flute 2' Fifteenth Mixture III 8' French Horn (tenor D) 8' Cremona 8' Vox Humana   No Pedals (these were added by Henry Lincoln in 1837). In this organ the flutes were all as far as we can tell full compass. In some organs however, they were not -- for example the 1752 Byfield organ = at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin has a middle C German Flute. It was also unusual for the time in having a 16 ft. reed on the Great.   John Speller   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Daniel Hancock" <dhancock@brpae.com> To: <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2005 9:33 AM Subject: flutes in English organs     "Flutes were viewed mainly as solo stops played at 4 ft. pitch (generally without an 8 ft. stop being on as well), and so having a Tenor C or even a Middle C Flute would not have been a great inconvenience. Using 8 and 4 ft. flutes together for accompanimental purposes is a later practice imported from France and Germany.   If one had a Tenor C or Middle C flute used for solo purposes, then what would it be accompanied with? Are we talking about one-manual instruments with split stops at all? Or was there a secondary manual with something suitable to accompany a 4' flute solo?   Are there any representative extant organs of this type that I could refer to?        
(back) Subject: Re: flutes in English organs From: "Rev. Tony Newnham" <organist.tony@btinternet.com> Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 16:27:26 +0100   Hi Daniel   There's numerous examples on the National Pipe Organ Register website - = but you'll have to hunt to find the ones with TC flutes - having entered over 1,000 surveys, and updated countless others, I can't remember all the details.   One interesting organ with numerous short-compass stops is on NPOR (www.bios.org.uk/npor) at index no. D00785. This is an organ that, before =   moving North, I played quite frequently, and it's surprisingly versatile. By not drawing the Stopped Diap Bass, but with either the Open and/or Clarabella plus Principal you could do limited solo and accompaniment work = - and the short compass twelfth also had it's uses in keeping the treble = line clear.   Another, slightly larger, "split stop" organ - again one that I knew = pretty well, is H00263.   Regarding TC flutes, there's no easy way for me to search for this - but = one example that I've found - again by Holdich is N13200 (a single manual) and =   for a 2 manual - with effectively a TC Swell as well see G00440.   Hope this is enough to be going on with!   Incidentally, the NPOR database is moving to a new server at present - but =   should (hopefully) remain accessible - if there are problems, keep trying!   Every Blessing   Tony ----- Original Message ----- From: "Daniel Hancock" <dhancock@brpae.com> To: <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2005 3:33 PM Subject: flutes in English organs     "Flutes were viewed mainly as solo stops played at 4 ft. pitch (generally without an 8 ft. stop being on as well), and so having a Tenor C or even a Middle C Flute would not have been a great inconvenience. Using 8 and 4 ft. flutes together for accompanimental purposes is a later practice imported from France and Germany.   If one had a Tenor C or Middle C flute used for solo purposes, then what would it be accompanied with? Are we talking about one-manual instruments with split stops at all? Or was there a secondary manual with something suitable to accompany a 4' flute solo?   Are there any representative extant organs of this type that I could refer to?   Daniel Hancock Springfield, Missouri   ****************************************************************** "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: War March of the Priests From: "Ned Benson" <nbenson@stjohnschurch.org> Date: Tue, 07 Jun 2005 08:50:28 -0700   Is there an organ transcription of War March of the Priests by Felix Mendelssohn? -- Dr. Ned H. Benson St. John's Presbyterian Church 1070 West Plumb Lane Reno, Nevada 89509 775-826-0990 http://www.stjohnschurch.org   This electronic message is confidential and is intended only for the use of the individual to whom it is addressed. The information may also be legally privileged. This transmission is sent in trust, for the sole purpose of delivery to the intended recipient. If you have received this transmission in error, you are hereby notified that any use, dissemination, distribution or reproduction of this transmission is strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please immediately notify me by electronic message or telephone at 775-826-0990, and delete the message from your system. Thank you.      
(back) Subject: RE: War March of the Priests From: "Michael David" <michaelandmaggy@comcast.net> Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 10:59:15 -0500   The W. T. Best transcription is in a couple of OUP collections: Ceremonial Music and A Victorian Organ Album. They should both be available from your local music shop or OHS.   Michael     -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of = Ned Benson Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2005 10:50 AM To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: War March of the Priests   Is there an organ transcription of War March of the Priests by Felix Mendelssohn? -- Dr. Ned H. Benson St. John's Presbyterian Church 1070 West Plumb Lane Reno, Nevada 89509 775-826-0990 http://www.stjohnschurch.org      
(back) Subject: Re: War March of the Priests From: <dudelk@aol.com> Date: Tue, 07 Jun 2005 12:09:24 -0400   I think it's in a book called Ceremonial Organ Music or something like = that, a big anthology from Oxford (I believe). Dudelsvater -----Original Message----- From: Ned Benson <nbenson@stjohnschurch.org> To: pipechat@pipechat.org Sent: Tue, 07 Jun 2005 08:50:28 -0700 Subject: War March of the Priests     Is there an organ transcription of War March of the Priests by Felix = Mendelssohn? -- Dr. Ned H. Benson St. John's Presbyterian Church 1070 West Plumb Lane Reno, Nevada 89509 775-826-0990 http://www.stjohnschurch.org This electronic message is confidential and is intended only for the use = of the individual to whom it is addressed. The information may also be = legally privileged. This transmission is sent in trust, for the sole = purpose of delivery to the intended recipient. If you have received this = transmission in error, you are hereby notified that any use, = dissemination, distribution or reproduction of this transmission is = strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please = immediately notify me by electronic message or telephone at 775-826-0990, = and delete the message from your system. Thank you. ****************************************************************** "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: National Cathedral plans... From: "Jim McFarland" <mcfarland6@juno.com> Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 12:20:42 -0400     On Tue, 7 Jun 2005 08:41:05 -0500 "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@swbell.net> writes:   >Since then the > instrument has > had numerous tonal changes, not all of them by any means > satisfactory, and > has been rebuilt out of all recognition.     >An experiment involving partial conversion of the instrument to direct electric action a > decade or so ago proved unsuccessful and was not expanded to include the rest > of the instrument. >   John:   Conversion to DE was on the following:   Great: 2 main chests Swell: 3 main chests in North Swell 2 main chests in the Sowerby Swell 1 main chest in the "String" Swell Pedal: 2 main chests for the upperwork Gallery Positiv main chest Gallery Brustwerk main chest Gallery Pedal on offsets   (Offset bass chests remained E.P.)   (info courtesy of Uncle Ken)       The choir was recently releathered and escaped damage. The same holds true for the SOLO which is entirely original save an extra rank of Flauto Mirabili added by A-S.     Jim  
(back) Subject: Re: War March of the Priests From: "Rev. Tony Newnham" <organist.tony@btinternet.com> Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 17:24:32 +0100   Hi   I have a version by Frank E. Brown, published by Cramer - don't know if = it's still in print. (I've also got a version for Harmonium (arr. J. Stems) - but that's almost certainly not still available!)   Every Blessing   Tony ----- Original Message ----- From: "Ned Benson" <nbenson@stjohnschurch.org> To: <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2005 4:50 PM Subject: War March of the Priests     > Is there an organ transcription of War March of the Priests by Felix > Mendelssohn? > -- > Dr. Ned H. Benson > St. John's Presbyterian Church > 1070 West Plumb Lane > Reno, Nevada 89509 > 775-826-0990 > http://www.stjohnschurch.org > > This electronic message is confidential and is intended only for the use =   > of the individual to whom it is addressed. The information may also be > legally privileged. This transmission is sent in trust, for the sole > purpose of delivery to the intended recipient. If you have received = this > transmission in error, you are hereby notified that any use, > dissemination, distribution or reproduction of this transmission is > strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please > immediately notify me by electronic message or telephone at = 775-826-0990, > and delete the message from your system. Thank you. > > > > ****************************************************************** > "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: National Cathedral plans... From: "Paul Smith" <kipsmith@getgoin.net> Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 11:44:35 -0500   Please expand on "partial conversion of the instrument to direct > electric action a >> decade or so ago proved unsuccessful "   What constitutes unsuccessful in this case? Whose judgement is it? I hear = so many opinions on both sides of the DE debate. Do you know whose DE valves were used? And were expansion chambers included somehow? I would love to learn from their experience. = Kip in MO > <jlspeller@swbell.net> writes: > >>Since then the >> instrument has >> had numerous tonal changes, not all of them by any means >> satisfactory, and >> has been rebuilt out of all recognition. > > >>An experiment involving partial conversion of the instrument to direct > electric action a >> decade or so ago proved unsuccessful and was not expanded to include > the rest >> of the instrument. >> > > John: > > Conversion to DE was on the following: > > Great: 2 main chests > Swell: 3 main chests in North Swell > 2 main chests in the Sowerby Swell > 1 main chest in the "String" Swell > Pedal: 2 main chests for the upperwork > Gallery Positiv main chest > Gallery Brustwerk main chest > Gallery Pedal on offsets > > (Offset bass chests remained E.P.) > > (info courtesy of Uncle Ken) > > > > The choir was recently releathered and escaped damage. The same holds > true for the SOLO which is entirely original save an extra rank of = Flauto > Mirabili added by A-S. > > > Jim > > ****************************************************************** > "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: War March of the Priests From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Tue, 07 Jun 2005 12:34:44 -0500   I believe one of the Oxford collections has one that will do nicely for you.   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com     -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of Ned Benson Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2005 10:50 AM To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: War March of the Priests   Is there an organ transcription of War March of the Priests by Felix Mendelssohn?        
(back) Subject: War March of the Priests from "Athalie" From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 14:06:29 EDT   Dear PipeChatters:   There is another very decent arrangement by Homer N. Bartlett, = copyright 1913 (renewed 1940), published by G. Schirmer, Inc. Ignore the Hammond Registrations, unless you're performing on a = Hammond. Many still think the Best is best.   Sebastian M. Gluck New York City composer of "Pacifist Schlepp of the Rabbis"   ..  
(back) Subject: Re: War March of the Priests and the Oxford book From: "Desiree'" <nicemusica@yahoo.com> Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 11:38:25 -0700 (PDT)   The Oxford book of Ceremonial Music (red cover) has a very, very good = arrangement of the War March of the Priests. A friend and i agreed that = its the most fun, and musical setting that we have seen, for that piece. = (Neither of us have seen the Schirmer) That particular piece of music = works reallt well on the organ too. The Oxford book has many more useful pieces in it too that are great for = expanding postlude resources. Often books have so many lyrical pieces. = Thats nice, as they give an opportunity for expanding for lyrical moments. = But often, other organists i know say they are always looking for = postludes. It has a beautiful Fanfare by Mathias, the very playful = Carrillon by Herbert Murrill, and also is the arrangement of the = Ceremonial March from Purcell's "Alabazar". The only thing I think that may not set well with some players is the = arrangement of the Gigout Grand Ch. Dio. One teacher encouraged her = statement about things like that: it often takes the same amount of time = and effort to learn a simplified arrangement as it would the original. TDH   --------------------------------- Discover Yahoo! Stay in touch with email, IM, photo sharing & more. Check it out!
(back) Subject: channeling trumpets From: "Andy Lawrence" <lawrenceandy@gmail.com> Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 14:11:48 -0700   Is it possible to channel a toeboard for a reed, like a trumpet? I know reeds don't like to be located remotely by tubing, but how about a short channel in a toeboard, like for mixtures? Does that work? I think I could easily get a trumpet onto my slider chest if I could make a channeled toeboard for it. I don't think any toehole would have to be offset by more than 3 inches, maybe not even that much.   If not (or even if so), nuther question for organbuilders. What would happen if I wired a single-rank DE chest to the same wiring as my slider chest? I'd turn it on and off either with a ventil or by closing/opening the ground. The problem is that the console is not prepared for another unit chest. Can I drive an EP pallet and and DE valve simultaneously with the same key contact? There's no relay, all switching and unifying is done mechanically at the console.   Andy  
(back) Subject: Re: channeling trumpets From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 17:47:57 EDT   Iberian chamades are channeled through boards.   SMG  
(back) Subject: Re: channeling trumpets, again From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 17:49:01 EDT   It's unadvisable to mix actions. Are you sure you want to put a trumpet on an electric-valve action?  
(back) Subject: Re: channeling trumpets, again From: "Andy Lawrence" <lawrenceandy@gmail.com> Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 15:06:39 -0700   On 6/7/05, TubaMagna@aol.com <TubaMagna@aol.com> wrote: > It's unadvisable to mix actions. > Are you sure you want to put a trumpet on an electric-valve action? >=20 Not at all sure. But EP unit actions is an option. But the option I want to eliminate first is... would a trumpet be happy on offset toeholes in the toeboard of a slider chest. If so, that's the best option. Andy  
(back) Subject: Re: channeling trumpets, again From: "Andy Lawrence" <lawrenceandy@gmail.com> Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 15:10:51 -0700   Oops, you already answered that question. Channeled toeboards it is then! Well, then... in addition to a 4' octave, i'm also in search of an 8' trumpet or other chorus reed for my swell. 61 or 73 notes. 3" pressure or thereabouts. Expecting to spend real money on the latter. Andy   On 6/7/05, Andy Lawrence <lawrenceandy@gmail.com> wrote: > On 6/7/05, TubaMagna@aol.com <TubaMagna@aol.com> wrote: > > It's unadvisable to mix actions. > > Are you sure you want to put a trumpet on an electric-valve action? > > > Not at all sure. But EP unit actions is an option. But the option I > want to eliminate first is... would a trumpet be happy on offset > toeholes in the toeboard of a slider chest. If so, that's the best > option. > Andy >