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#1454164 - 06/10/10 06:22 PM Back in Buisness!!!!!!
Brandon_W_T Offline
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Registered: 01/18/10
Posts: 1940
Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
Well I may be getting back to playing my favorite instrument of all times!!!!... The organ!

I was looking around town to see if any churches or halls allowed people to practice on their organs. Well of course one near me did!!!!

So he is going to work out with the trustee council on how to get me in, and what it may cost, if anything.


The church has a 1945, 48 rank 3 manual Aeolian- Skinner pipe organ! One of the best american built organ companies in the world!

I am more than thrilled to be able to play the organ again, and pursue an organ related degree from college!
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#1454941 - 06/12/10 01:46 AM Re: Back in Buisness!!!!!! [Re: Brandon_W_T]
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Congrats Brandon!! That sounds like you've gotten into a nice situation. Enjoy!! smile

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#1454994 - 06/12/10 07:18 AM Re: Back in Buisness!!!!!! [Re: Ken Knapp]
ROMagister Offline
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Registered: 04/26/08
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Loc: Bucuresti, Romania
Congratulations from me too! Please tell us more about that organ... stoplist, how it sounds practically, whatever you like...

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#1455081 - 06/12/10 11:43 AM Re: Back in Buisness!!!!!! [Re: ROMagister]
Brandon_W_T Offline
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Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
http://aeolian-skinner.110mb.com/

Thats some info on the organ. Kinda bad small pictures. But I have seen it in person, and it looks really nice!
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--NEW!--- 1964ish Conn 640 vacuum tube theatre organ! (with leslie!) smile

Grandmas- New Hyundai petite baby grand

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1998 Bedient (Built about 45 minutes from me!) 2m/pedal 24 rank Cavaille-Coll style pipe organ

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#1455162 - 06/12/10 02:18 PM Re: Back in Buisness!!!!!! [Re: Brandon_W_T]
ROMagister Offline
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Loc: Bucuresti, Romania
Many thanks, that's a LOT of info there... There may be some 100 Aeolian-Skinner organs made in 1945.

Looking on some stoplists there at random - it seems this company was fond of many tone nuances, but most at 8'. That's what an "Octopod" is ? ;-)
Would this be designed to be used with the electric Octave super/sub-coupler instead of drawing the Tower of stops explicitly ?

And I saw very rarely to never any non-octave mutations and mixtures. Was this accepted design at the time ?
As the (pre-)Baroque German tradition was here, even the smallest 4-5-stop organ included a Nazard, Tierce and/or Sesquialtera.

[Edit: now saw your city, Omaha/Nebraska. Then 'your' organ is Op 1058 First Central Congregational ?
This is much richer than the random 1945 organ and yes, even has some mutations and mixtures... sorry for any derogatory remarks.
Congratulation for mastering an American Classic !]


Edited by ROMagister (06/12/10 02:25 PM)

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#1455513 - 06/13/10 12:05 AM Re: Back in Buisness!!!!!! [Re: ROMagister]
Brandon_W_T Offline
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Registered: 01/18/10
Posts: 1940
Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
sorry for the bad link!

I copied the link from the opus 1058, but I guess redirects you to the homepage.

Yep its Opus 1058, First central congregational church omaha Ne.

There are a few other skinners in town, but this is the largest of them.
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Home -
1905 Story and Clark Art Case smile

--NEW!--- 1964ish Conn 640 vacuum tube theatre organ! (with leslie!) smile

Grandmas- New Hyundai petite baby grand

Church (the organ I practice on)-
1998 Bedient (Built about 45 minutes from me!) 2m/pedal 24 rank Cavaille-Coll style pipe organ

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#1455516 - 06/13/10 12:21 AM Re: Back in Buisness!!!!!! [Re: Brandon_W_T]
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Registered: 01/18/10
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Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
Some more info.

It seems to have been recently restored/renovated, which is fantastic!

# Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (1945, Opus 1058)..
# 3 manuals. 49 stops. 49 ranks. 41 registers. 2976 pipes.
# Additional notes.

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Replaced 1920 Hillgreen, Lane rebuild of 1888 three manual Geo. S. Hutchings, #177; dedication recital played by Martin Bush on November 30, 1947; additions in 1956, and 1962. Additional Pitman chest in 1967 for Antiphonal Swell; Antiphonal finished by M.P. M�ller in 1976; mechanically overhauled by John Hansen. (Database Manager. 2008-03-15)
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Home -
1905 Story and Clark Art Case smile

--NEW!--- 1964ish Conn 640 vacuum tube theatre organ! (with leslie!) smile

Grandmas- New Hyundai petite baby grand

Church (the organ I practice on)-
1998 Bedient (Built about 45 minutes from me!) 2m/pedal 24 rank Cavaille-Coll style pipe organ

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#1512284 - 09/09/10 03:24 PM Re: Back in Buisness!!!!!! [Re: Brandon_W_T]
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Registered: 01/01/03
Posts: 19862
Loc: Kansas
got an update Brandon?

are you there?
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#1512431 - 09/09/10 07:00 PM Re: Back in Buisness!!!!!! [Re: Brandon_W_T]
Brandon_W_T Offline
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Registered: 01/18/10
Posts: 1940
Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
well Kind of.

I have been in a tangled mess with work, and work pays for lessons

I was "hired" 2 months ago.

It took them until literally last week to finally get me in for training. Unpaid training. Now they are still blowing me off after the first day. Saying they will contact me if another time opens up.

So probably in another week I would get another few hours of training in. Training is 2 weeks unpaid too.


Not exactly the most professional of places. So unorganized and rude. Hard to believe since you see burger kings ALL OVER THE WORLD!


Once my job gets going, if I can afford it which I know I probably wont, as I have $200 car insurance and repairs, and gas. And I will be only working a few hours a week knowing them. For $7.25 an hour.


Ugh.
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Home -
1905 Story and Clark Art Case smile

--NEW!--- 1964ish Conn 640 vacuum tube theatre organ! (with leslie!) smile

Grandmas- New Hyundai petite baby grand

Church (the organ I practice on)-
1998 Bedient (Built about 45 minutes from me!) 2m/pedal 24 rank Cavaille-Coll style pipe organ

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#1541061 - 10/22/10 02:19 PM Re: Back in Buisness!!!!!! [Re: Brandon_W_T]
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Posts: 19862
Loc: Kansas
you have to admit.. their burgers are pretty good.

hang in there.

..and good luck. that organ is gorgeous.
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#1576223 - 12/13/10 10:49 PM Re: Back in Buisness!!!!!! [Re: Brandon_W_T]
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Registered: 12/09/10
Posts: 306
Loc: TX
We have a 1930 EM Skinner in town. It needs some major releathering but is a gorgeous instrument with such wonderful voicing. A-S is a high quality instrument. Thank goodness people are realizing their value.
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