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#1154678 - 02/28/09 02:10 PM we have an organ forum?
apple* Offline


Registered: 01/01/03
Posts: 19862
Loc: Kansas
why didn't i know that?
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#1154897 - 02/28/09 08:46 PM Re: we have an organ forum? [Re: apple*]
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Registered: 11/15/06
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You didn't? Well blimey, sure enough! But of course you're still a member of the 'official' Organ Forum? Not much going on there these days, it's all about electronic toasters... hardly the King of Instruments.

Cheers...
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#1154905 - 02/28/09 09:11 PM Re: we have an organ forum? [Re: argerichfan]
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Loc: Pennsylvania
apple,

What kind of organ do you play?

Ken
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#1157486 - 03/04/09 11:38 PM Re: we have an organ forum? [Re: Ken Knapp]
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Registered: 01/01/03
Posts: 19862
Loc: Kansas
i play mostly on a mid sized electric church Allen.. for a fairly large church..

something pretty close to this one.

http://www.allenorgan.com/www/products/mainprotege.html

it's not a pipe organ but is a BLAST to play on. Occasionally i substitute around town and play a variety of older pipe organs and comparable Allens.
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#1157487 - 03/04/09 11:40 PM Re: we have an organ forum? [Re: argerichfan]
apple* Offline


Registered: 01/01/03
Posts: 19862
Loc: Kansas
Originally Posted By: argerichfan
You didn't? Well blimey, sure enough! But of course you're still a member of the 'official' Organ Forum? Not much going on there these days, it's all about electronic toasters... hardly the King of Instruments.

Cheers...


let's make this THE ORGAN forum of all time.

where's that whippen boy?
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love and peace, Õun (apple in Estonian)

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#1158272 - 03/06/09 03:25 AM Re: we have an organ forum? [Re: apple*]
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Posts: 3886
Loc: San Francisco
You rang? crazy

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#1158286 - 03/06/09 05:19 AM Re: we have an organ forum? [Re: apple*]
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Loc: UK
Originally Posted By: apple*
i play mostly on a mid sized electric church Allen.. for a fairly large church..


Perhaps I'm butting in here -- sorry.

I play a Victorian 3-manual and pedals pipe organ in a village church. I'm reserve organist for an early tradition service with good music and old hymns (the later main service is mainly guitar and drums).

The other organist is a friend and we work together very well.

Organ nice smooth diapason tone with some rather brassy reeds.

I enjoy playing it.

smile
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#1158343 - 03/06/09 08:26 AM Re: we have an organ forum? [Re: VillageOrganist3]
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Registered: 01/01/03
Posts: 19862
Loc: Kansas
i bet it's wonderful.. Do you know how old it is? I relish the chance to play on smaller pipe congregational organs.. so much fun to practice and learn on.
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love and peace, Õun (apple in Estonian)

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#1158428 - 03/06/09 10:55 AM Re: we have an organ forum? [Re: apple*]
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Registered: 09/28/04
Posts: 351
Hi Apple, I hope you are feeling better. I played a three-manual Rodgers last Sunday, when I was guest organist at the church across the street from your church. I could have walked over and heard you playing between services.
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#1158442 - 03/06/09 11:40 AM Re: we have an organ forum? [Re: Piano Peddler]
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Registered: 01/01/03
Posts: 19862
Loc: Kansas
hay! i just thought of you yesterday when i finally found the manual to that Allen. What's a Rodgers Organ.. you should let me know if you're in the area.. i just a couple blocks away.
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love and peace, Õun (apple in Estonian)

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#1158507 - 03/06/09 01:32 PM Re: we have an organ forum? [Re: apple*]
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Registered: 09/28/04
Posts: 351
I am playing there (FBC Shawnee) again a week from Sunday (3/15). Which mass do you play for?
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#1158514 - 03/06/09 01:52 PM Re: we have an organ forum? [Re: Piano Peddler]
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Registered: 01/01/03
Posts: 19862
Loc: Kansas
9.00

be there or be square.

i'll go to yours
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love and peace, Õun (apple in Estonian)

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#1180430 - 04/14/09 06:55 PM Re: we have an organ forum? [Re: apple*]
John Citron Offline
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Registered: 07/15/05
Posts: 3925
Loc: Haverhill, Massachusetts
I'm not an organist,yet, but I do enjoy the music for the instrument. The local Episcopal church down the street from me has the Op. 99 from Aeolian Skinner. This was once at the former Bradford College in Bradford (Haverhill). They purchased the instrument from the college some time in the 1980s and had it refurbished by C.B. Fiske in Gloucester.

This is a very sweet sounding instrument that is located in one of the best-sounding churches around. The acoustics are fantastic, and the organ is never harsh no matter who plays.

John
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#1198197 - 05/12/09 10:13 PM Re: we have an organ forum? [Re: apple*]
Jim Berna Offline
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Registered: 10/21/07
Posts: 67
Loc: Fayette City,PA. 15438

Hi Apple,
I play a 12 rank 103 year old Austin that is still original tubular-pneumatic! I am going to restore the instrument this summer and at home I have a 6 rank Berna that I built! It has a direct electric manual action and a electro-pneumatic bass action on a two manual console! I don't mind the electronic church organs but, there is really only two types of organs, reed and PIPE!
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