PipeChat Digest #5210 - Saturday, March 12, 2005
 
Re: PipeChat Digest #5209 - 03/12/05
  by "David Baker" <dgb137@mac.com>
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  by "Richard Ditewig" <rwditewig@msn.com>
RE: Bankruptcy
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
RE: Bankruptcy
  by "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org>
organ music for mother's day?
  by <BlueeyedBear@aol.com>
Re: NYC  Concert (THIS Sunday)
  by "Robert Lind" <lindr@core.com>
Pedal to Great?
  by "Shirley" <pnst.shirley@verizon.net>
First Baptist, Vero Beach FL, M=F6ller
  by "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu>
Re: Pedal to Great?
  by "N. Russotto" <ravenrockdesigns@gmail.com>
Re: Pedal to Great?
  by "Shirley" <pnst.shirley@verizon.net>
Re: Pedal to Great?
  by "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu>
Re: Pedal to Great?
  by "N. Russotto" <ravenrockdesigns@gmail.com>
Re: Pedal to Great?
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
Re: organ music for mother's day?
  by "Robert Lind" <lindr@core.com>
Re: Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
  by "patmai@juno.com" <patmai@juno.com>
Re: First Baptist, Vero Beach FL, M=F6ller
  by "Robert Lind" <lindr@core.com>
Re: First Baptist, Vero Beach FL, M=F6ller
  by "N. Russotto" <ravenrockdesigns@gmail.com>
RE: Pedal to Great?
  by "Randy Terry" <randy@peacham.homeip.net>
Organs and Organists Offline
  by "John Foss" <harkat@kat.forthnet.gr>
Re: Pedal to Great?
  by "Shirley" <pnst.shirley@verizon.net>
Re: Pedal to Great?
  by "N. Russotto" <ravenrockdesigns@gmail.com>
Mimer organs
  by "Shirley" <pnst.shirley@verizon.net>
Re: Midmer organs
  by "Shirley" <pnst.shirley@verizon.net>
RE: Midmer stoplist
  by "Randy Terry" <randy@peacham.homeip.net>
Re: Pedal to Great?
  by "F. Richard Burt" <effarbee@verizon.net>
Latry in Boston Apr 8 2005
  by "Mark Nelson" <mark.edward.nelson@gmail.com>
Re: Pedal to Great?
  by <RMaryman@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #5209 - 03/12/05 From: "David Baker" <dgb137@mac.com> Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2005 09:34:27 -0500   Because there is so much more work involved. People who file petitions will (or so I understand) be required to pass a "means test", provide copies of their tax returns, and submit to more intensive scrutiny of their financial affairs. I'm not necessarily saying this is a bad thing, but it means that attorneys will have to spend more time, and time (of course) is money. Also, there is some fear in the attorney community that malpractice carriers will refuse to cover attorneys who do bankruptcy because of the more stringent investigations that attorneys must do prior to filing. I welcome further discussion on this, but it probably should be off the list, so email me directly. David Baker   On Mar 12, 2005, at 5:01 AM, PipeChat wrote:   > > I heard the Senate passed the bill and it has yet to go to the House. > Write your reps and protest, above all that medical bills are not > included in this. > David, why will legal fees skyrocket if this passes??? > Merry    
(back) Subject: From: "Richard Ditewig" <rwditewig@msn.com> Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2005 06:41:15 -0800   as a means of clarifying some of this about Robert Rayfield and Leo = Sowerby, I do know that while he was a doctoral candidate in = Northwestern University's School of Music he wrote a paper entitled, = "The Solo Organ Works of Leo Sowerby to 1960". =20     Richard Ditewig
(back) Subject: RE: Bankruptcy From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2005 09:28:50 -0600   If it's about bankruptcy or securities law, it ain't me!     If it's about general rules, exceptions, and/or Florida law, you MIGHT try me. But correct answers cost more.     Glenda Sutton   gksjd85@direcway.com   (not a high-paid negotiator - a litigator; if in England probably a barrister and not a solicitor)     -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of Keys4bach@aol.com Sent: Friday, March 11, 2005 8:57 PM To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: Re: Bankruptcy     to whom of out esteemed lawyer cohorts may we direct a question in private regarding lawyer type things.....      
(back) Subject: RE: Bankruptcy From: "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org> Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2005 09:44:54 -0600   Folks   This is really off-topic for this list. i would suggest that you take it to private email.   David -- **************************************** David Scribner Owner / Co-Administrator PipeChat   http://www.pipechat.org mailto:admin@pipechat.org  
(back) Subject: organ music for mother's day? From: <BlueeyedBear@aol.com> Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2005 11:00:55 EST   i'm planning a recital that just might take place on mother's day. any suggestions as to what relevant organ music i might include?   scot  
(back) Subject: Re: NYC Concert (THIS Sunday) From: "Robert Lind" <lindr@core.com> Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2005 10:43:55 -0600   Had I known about this earlier, I could have written an organ work for the occasion ... perhaps a Frontalobium and Forghetta on "If I Only Had a Brain"?   Bob Lind   ----- Original Message ----- From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> To: <pipechat@pipechat.org>; <PIPORG-L@listserv.albany.edu> Sent: Friday, March 11, 2005 6:42 PM Subject: Re: NYC Concert (THIS Sunday)     > Sorry about that. Today was my first day with the new brain, which apparently > doesn't work any better than my old one.    
(back) Subject: Pedal to Great? From: "Shirley" <pnst.shirley@verizon.net> Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2005 11:54:36 -0500   Ok, all you learned folks.   Of what use would a Pedal-to-Great coupler serve? How does one use it, especially if one is at least a fairly accomplished musician?   Thanks.   --Shirley    
(back) Subject: First Baptist, Vero Beach FL, M=F6ller From: "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu> Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2005 11:53:54 -0500   A case of curiosity: I attended an orchestra concert in First Baptist Church, Vero Beach FL, on Thursday night, and found a 1974 M=F6ller with a rather "normal" stoplist. I did not write it all down, but my recollections:   GREAT Principal 8 (a flute) Octave 4 Waldfl=F6te 2 Mixture IV Trumpet   CHOIR ( 8' flute) Erz=E4hler Celeste II 8 (flute 4') Nazard 2 2/3 Principal 2 (no Tierce!!) a reed (I don't remember what it is)   SWELL Lieblich Gedeckt 16 (a flute) 8 (a string) 8 celeste 8 Principal 4 (a flute) 4 Gemshorn 2 (I think I remember this correctly) (a mixture; don't recall what) reeds 16, 8, 8, 4   I did not pay as detailed attention to the pedal.   My curiosity: what does it actually sound like, both on its own qaccord and in the room?   Just curious.   Karl E. Moyer, who is back home in Lancaster PA    
(back) Subject: Re: Pedal to Great? From: "N. Russotto" <ravenrockdesigns@gmail.com> Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2005 11:59:58 -0500   This was discussed on PIPORG-L a few months ago. . . I suggest you check the archives. I learned that they are mainly for voicing. . . but a few builders use it as an auto pedal feature. . .   Nick     On Sat, 12 Mar 2005 11:54:36 -0500, Shirley <pnst.shirley@verizon.net> = wrote: > Ok, all you learned folks. > > Of what use would a Pedal-to-Great coupler serve? How does one use it, > especially if one is at least a fairly accomplished musician? > > Thanks. > > --Shirley > > ****************************************************************** > "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 Moderator/Owner: Monarch of Music  
(back) Subject: Re: Pedal to Great? From: "Shirley" <pnst.shirley@verizon.net> Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2005 12:07:39 -0500   Are the piporg-l archives available for public viewing? I don't subscribe = to piporg-l (long story).   --Shirley   On 12 Mar 2005 at 11:59, N. Russotto expounded:   > This was discussed on PIPORG-L a few months ago. . . I suggest you > check the archives. I learned that they are mainly for voicing. . . > but a few builders use it as an auto pedal feature. . .      
(back) Subject: Re: Pedal to Great? From: "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu> Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2005 12:09:45 -0500   > Of what use would a Pedal-to-Great coupler serve? How does one use it, > especially if one is at least a fairly accomplished musician?   I have appreciated such a coupler when doing organ accompaniment of orchestral scores where the celli and bassi are so fast as to just about preclude playing the pedals with the feet. It DOES depend on pipe speech fast enough to make it worthwhile at all, of course, but when all the = other factors are "right," such a coupler is a great blessing and every church organ should have one.   Karl E. Moyer Lancaster PA    
(back) Subject: Re: Pedal to Great? From: "N. Russotto" <ravenrockdesigns@gmail.com> Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2005 12:14:52 -0500   they should be, and if not, I'd be glad to email you the string   http://listserv.albany.edu:8080/cgi-bin/wa?A2=3Dind0411D&L=3Dpiporg-l&P=3DR= 2683   Click the subject to move to the next message in the string. . . As you can see, I asked the question! Contact me with any problems.     Nick     On Sat, 12 Mar 2005 12:07:39 -0500, Shirley <pnst.shirley@verizon.net> = wrote: > Are the piporg-l archives available for public viewing? I don't = subscribe to piporg-l > (long story). > > --Shirley > > On 12 Mar 2005 at 11:59, N. Russotto expounded: > > > This was discussed on PIPORG-L a few months ago. . . I suggest you > > check the archives. I learned that they are mainly for voicing. . . > > but a few builders use it as an auto pedal feature. . . > > ****************************************************************** > "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 Moderator/Owner: Monarch of Music  
(back) Subject: Re: Pedal to Great? From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2005 12:16:20 EST   In large instruments, they are helpful when tuning the pedal department. I =   think you will find that such rare devices are found only on instruments = with assisted action; they would be impractical and a waste of funds on a = mechanical action organ.  
(back) Subject: Re: organ music for mother's day? From: "Robert Lind" <lindr@core.com> Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2005 11:18:48 -0600   I have some organ music by Clara Schumann, who certainly was a mother. = Can't remember offhand if all the works are transcribed from piano = pieces.   Is there a danger that you may lose some of your potential audience by = having a recital on such a day? It's one thing to honor them at a church = service, but after lunch some women who might otherwise attend may = decide to be stay-at-home moms for a change.   Bob Lind ----- Original Message -----=20 From: BlueeyedBear@aol.com=20 To: pipechat@pipechat.org=20 Sent: Saturday, March 12, 2005 10:00 AM Subject: organ music for mother's day?     i'm planning a recital that just might take place on mother's day. = any suggestions as to what relevant organ music i might include?   scot  
(back) Subject: Re: Mendelssohn Violin Concerto From: "patmai@juno.com" <patmai@juno.com> Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2005 17:38:51 GMT     Dear Daniel,   Find yourself a violinist in the St. Louis Symphony who would know the = piece and/or provide a fine student to play.. Then you could play the = accompaniment..   Hudson Valley Philharmonic Violinist Emily Faxon, daughter of the late = organist George Faxon and the late composer Nancy Plummer Faxon, is my = first call when someone wants a violinist in the Hudson Valley of NY..   Hastily, before a wedding in the Big City of NY today,   Pat  
(back) Subject: Re: First Baptist, Vero Beach FL, M=F6ller From: "Robert Lind" <lindr@core.com> Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2005 11:45:30 -0600     According to your spelling, I think you might have stumbled over the = Aflack Insurance duck. :-)   Bob Lind   > ----- Original Message ----- > From: Karl Moyer <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu> > To: <PIPORG-L@listserv.albany.edu> > Sent: Saturday, March 12, 2005 10:53 AM > Subject: First Baptist, Vero Beach FL, M=F6ller > > > My curiosity: what does it actually sound like, both on its own = qaccord > and in the room?    
(back) Subject: Re: First Baptist, Vero Beach FL, M=F6ller From: "N. Russotto" <ravenrockdesigns@gmail.com> Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2005 12:56:49 -0500   Right you are, Bob! I was about to make that comment as I saw it appear in my inbox! Isn't it "quacktastic" when everybody gets along on these lists?     NFRussotto     On Sat, 12 Mar 2005 11:45:30 -0600, Robert Lind <lindr@core.com> wrote: >=20 > According to your spelling, I think you might have stumbled over the Afla= ck > Insurance duck. :-) >=20 > Bob Lind >=20 > > ----- Original Message ----- > > From: Karl Moyer <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu> > > To: <PIPORG-L@listserv.albany.edu> > > Sent: Saturday, March 12, 2005 10:53 AM > > Subject: First Baptist, Vero Beach FL, M=F6ller > > > > > > My curiosity: what does it actually sound like, both on its own qacco= rd > > and in the room? >=20 > ****************************************************************** > "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> >=20 >=20     --=20 Nicholas F. Russotto Somers, Connecticut Moderator/Owner: Monarch of Music  
(back) Subject: RE: Pedal to Great? From: "Randy Terry" <randy@peacham.homeip.net> Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2005 10:14:26 -0800   The only thing I have ever found this feature useful for was when accompanying a baroque anthem with a running 16th line in the bass. It needed the heavy 16' bass the pedal provided, but I did not want to bother to practice it, so I programmed the Chimes knob as a one-time use for the anthem, and played that running 16th line on the great manual with the = pedal to great coupler, and the remaining parts on the swell with a 8' based registration. I reprogrammed the systems for the chimes later.   I have an Artisan system so such changes back and forth are easy and trouble-free. I found that such things as "swell to great melody" are practically useless as when you play the way most of us are taught to, = you hold the tenor or alto, but lift the soprano, and you get the *melody* jumping to places it should not be! It is not worth the trouble.   Fun stuff to experiment with, though!   +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Randy Terry Music Minister The Episcopal Church of St. Peter Redwood City, California   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of Shirley Sent: Saturday, March 12, 2005 8:55 AM To: organchat@yahoogroups.com; pipeChat Subject: Pedal to Great?   Ok, all you learned folks.   Of what use would a Pedal-to-Great coupler serve? How does one use it, especially if one is at least a fairly accomplished musician?   Thanks.   --Shirley     ****************************************************************** "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: Organs and Organists Offline From: "John Foss" <harkat@kat.forthnet.gr> Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2005 20:33:09 +0200   Dear pipe chat members,   I regret to tell you that due to exceeding our bandwidth - a fairly = geneous 5GB a day - O & O O is temporarily offline. This should be remedied shortly - the site is being re-designed and for now we will "Archive" some =   of the files before putting it back on line again. Sorry about this - we have had around 2,500 visitors in the past week, an average of about 350 a day.   John Foss http://www.organsandorganistsonline.com/ http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/orgofftop/      
(back) Subject: Re: Pedal to Great? From: "Shirley" <pnst.shirley@verizon.net> Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2005 13:52:41 -0500   Thanks, Nick, this works.   --Shirley   On 12 Mar 2005 at 12:14, N. Russotto expounded:   > they should be, and if not, I'd be glad to email you the string > > = http://listserv.albany.edu:8080/cgi-bin/wa?A2=3Dind0411D&L=3Dpiporg-l&P=3DR= 2 > 683 > > Click the subject to move to the next message in the string. . . As > you can see, I asked the question! Contact me with any problems.      
(back) Subject: Re: Pedal to Great? From: "N. Russotto" <ravenrockdesigns@gmail.com> Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2005 13:55:04 -0500   Always glad to help, Shirley. God knows my questions are always answered, so I'm always happy to answer another's questions   Nick     On Sat, 12 Mar 2005 13:52:41 -0500, Shirley <pnst.shirley@verizon.net> = wrote: > Thanks, Nick, this works. > > --Shirley > > On 12 Mar 2005 at 12:14, N. Russotto expounded: > > > they should be, and if not, I'd be glad to email you the string > > > > = http://listserv.albany.edu:8080/cgi-bin/wa?A2=3Dind0411D&L=3Dpiporg-l&P=3DR= 2 > > 683 > > > > Click the subject to move to the next message in the string. . . As > > you can see, I asked the question! Contact me with any problems. > > ****************************************************************** > "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 Moderator/Owner: Monarch of Music  
(back) Subject: Mimer organs From: "Shirley" <pnst.shirley@verizon.net> Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2005 14:03:01 -0500   Hi, folks -   I have applied for an organist/choir director/minister of music/jack of = all trades position. And I just received the information about the organ (which I = haven't seen yet.)   What can you all tell me about Midmer instruments (other than the = Midmer-Losh in AC, NJ), were they any good, reliability, etc.? (This is the instrument, = btw, that someone told me had a pedal-great coupler; I'm relieved to see that it = doesn't.)   Other than needing a quiet reed and less borrowing, the specs look like = they can handle a variety of church-music literature. I'd be interested in your = take on it.   Thanks.   --Shirley       Specifications:   a re-built Midmer   originally installed in the old church in 1923   has been refurbished twice (once when it was moved into the new church in = 1973 and another time in the early 1980's)   currently in need of another upgrading or replacement.   13 Rank Pipe Organ 2 Manual Console   (Electro-pneumatic action; 4 Swell & Pedal Pistons, 4 Great & Pedal = Pistons ~ No General Pistons, Couplers operate hydraulically)   Expression on both Swell and Great   Great 8' Diapason 8' Bourdon 8' Dulciana 4' Octave 4' Bourdon (Extension of 8' Bourdon) 2' Principal III Mixture 8' Swell to Great 4' Swell to Great 16' Great to Great 8' Great to Great Off 4' Great to Great   Swell 8' Salicional 8' Voix Celeste 8' Gedeckt 4' Gedeckt (Extension of 8' Gedeckt) 2 2/3' Nazard (Extension of 8' Gedeckt) 2' Flute (Extension of 8' Gedeckt) 8' Trumpet 4' Trumpet (Extension of 8' Trumpet) 8' Swell to Swell 4' Swell to Swell   Pedal 16' Bourdon 16' Lieblichgedeckt (Extension of 8' Gedeckt) 8' Gedeckt (From Swell) 8' Open Diapason 4' Octave 8' Trumpet (From Swell) 4' Trumpet (From Swell) 8' Swell to Pedal 8' Great to Pedal      
(back) Subject: Re: Midmer organs From: "Shirley" <pnst.shirley@verizon.net> Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2005 14:15:31 -0500   <<chuckle>>   Somebody PLEASE change the spelling in the subject line when they respond = to my post? It's NOT a "mimer" organ, but a "Midmer" one.   Mea Culpa.   --Shirley   On 12 Mar 2005 at 14:03, Shirley expounded: > What can you all tell me about Midmer instruments?    
(back) Subject: RE: Midmer stoplist From: "Randy Terry" <randy@peacham.homeip.net> Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2005 12:18:48 -0800   Shirley,   I know nothing about the tonal qualities of these organs, but suspect a fairly big Diapason and Flutes.   On the other hand, if you have unit chests and can afford a new = computerized control system and the ranks indicated as independent are actually independent, you can create a stoplist far more useful than what is there now, and you can easily reprogram the system to change out unit stops for straight ones with no wiring required except for additions.   I'd go for a 16' Pedal reed extension, then an Oboe, then independent mutations, then whatever else. In the project I completed at St. Peter's, the additions did not always come in order of importance, but some = "luxury" items were available before I was able to locate or have built more important ones. I rewired the old Klann console and relays twice before I found my Aeolian-Skinner console and installed the Artisan Control System.   I equate the console and control system to the old adage that people = always say to remodel the kitchen first, then do the other stuff. I wish I had concentrated on the mechanical issues first. It would have saved hours of labor, but sometimes you just have to start.   If you are interested in further information email me privately. Thanks!   +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Randy Terry Music Minister The Episcopal Church of St. Peter Redwood City, California        
(back) Subject: Re: Pedal to Great? From: "F. Richard Burt" <effarbee@verizon.net> Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2005 15:21:05 -0600   Hello, Shirley: The Pedal-to-Great coupler is commonly known as the "Magic Button" (MB, for manual to bass) which follows the bottom note you play in the ensemble keying on the Great division, . . . and that sounds whatever you have on in the pedal division. Many pipe organs had them, along with melody couplers to solo out the melody (top note in the ensemble) of the Swell or Solo division. This feature has become a very common addition to most of the digital organs in production. This is especially helpful for getting a piano player to substitute, as it provides a certain level of assurance that the pedal notes will be played if the hands press the four notes on the Great. I have actually seen some piano players use this and gain a decent level of confidence playing in small churches, whether they ever develop pedal technique with the feet. F. Ricahrd Burt ..    
(back) Subject: Latry in Boston Apr 8 2005 From: "Mark Nelson" <mark.edward.nelson@gmail.com> Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2005 17:00:35 -0500   The Olivier Latry recital for the Boston AGO chapter (celebrating our 100th anniversary) is posted on the Event Schedule page: www.bostonago.com   The recital is on Friday, April 8, 2005 at Holy Cross Cathedral (RC) in Boston's South End.   Current specifications for the organ are also available in PDF format from that page.   Hope to see you there!   Mark Nelson  
(back) Subject: Re: Pedal to Great? From: <RMaryman@aol.com> Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2005 18:19:33 EST   In a message dated 3/12/2005 11:55:06 AM Eastern Standard Time, pnst.shirley@verizon.net writes: Ok, all you learned folks.   Of what use would a Pedal-to-Great coupler serve? How does one use it, especially if one is at least a fairly accomplished musician?   Thanks.   --Shirley Well, in the instance of a pianist-turned-substitute-organist, the Pedal-to-Great coupler would give that person the option of having a = strong bass line without having any pedal technique, and would offer the additional gravity = in the bass (up to middle G, of course) where one might wish for the = thunderous, muddy texture it could develop on a well-endowed (pedal-division-wise) instrument. Most classically trained organists would probably not use = this coupler, so it might be classified as a "convenience" coupler for the above mentioned pianist-turned-organ-player.   Rick in VA