Schober Organ Notes No. 64
Disclaimer: We accept no responsibility for any unfavorable consequences
resulting from following our advice
I want to wish all of you a great, happy holiday season! I'm back in
NY for the winter having spent a few months in Vermont. I have a lot of
Schober material here, but what I have in Vermont is more complete. Some
papers I transport back and forth. Some of this causes confusion, so I
ask you all again, please let me know if I did not follow up on a request
of any type, and at any time, if I don't respond within a couple of weeks,
please contact me again. I'm all too glad to make copies, place ads, try
and help with problems, but sometimes I forget something, so...
EMAIL ADDRESS LIST
No one has objected to having his or her e-mail address and state they
reside in put on a list that is available to anyone looking at our web
page, so I will update our list. (See ON 63) If you do not want to be on
this list, please advise ASAP.
For music during the holidays, try these effects. Sleigh Bells: 2' Piccolo,
Tibia or Flute with vibrato and lots of reverb. Hold G flat and A flat
in the highest octave with the 3rd and 4th fingers and trill F and G with
thumb and 2nd finger. Play the melody with the left hand. Or, wedge a piece
of cardboard between F, F flat and G while they are depressed, then you
have both hands to play melody and chords. Music Box: 4' Tibia or Flute,
Reverb, no vibrato. Play a single note melody an octave or two above middle
C. Roll left hand chords. Add orchestra bells if you have percussion. The
above is not of my invention, it's from materials that I have gathered.
Our member George Reim wrote to Fred Henn: "Right now, I'm having a bout
with a new computer program called Music Write 2000. The damned thing prints
everything note for note, no pauses, no held notes; just one note after
the other. I tried loading the music into the keyboard bank and then feeding
it to the computer; that did not work either. I bet I tried 50 times and
cancelled each time. There has to be some way to get it to work. It's a
real neat program. Maybe someone in the group has had some experience with
it?" Can anyone help? George Reim email@example.com
LIVE THEATRE ORGAN
Fred Henn sent in a copy of an e-mail he received. "The June/July issue
of Pipes and Personalities Online at: http:theatreorgans.com/PipesAndPersonalitiesOnline
on the Theatre Organ Home Page is your complete resource for live Theatre
Pipe Organ around the U.S. and Canada. All public venues are represented
with schedules or projects-in-progress. Phone numbers are given in most
cases for you to check for late changes."
CIRCUITS AND SOUNDS
Fred Henn writes that he found a book "Electronic Projects for Musicians"
by Craig Anderton (1980) which is full of circuits that might be useful
to members of our group. He has a record of the sounds that these circuits
produce and will gladly make a copy of that record for the cost of a cassette
and postage. He could then make a copy of the circuit diagram that you
are interested in. Fred also says that he has a batch of circuits in his
collection of electronic magazines. If anyone is interested in anything,
he will make a copy for you. Fred Henn 230 N. French Rd. Amherst, NY 14228
COPY OF RECORDING AVAILABLE
Member Richard McBeth will make a copy of "Jim Ramsey Plays the Schober
Theatre Organ" for anyone who wants it for the cost of a cassette and postage.
Does anyone have a copy of any of the following:
BN 017 PRCN-3 Noise in Repeating Voices.
BN 018 PRCN-3 Unreliable Striking,
BN 028 Relieving Tape Thump (RV-3)?
I do not have these for our "Library" and would sincerely appreciate
a copy. If you have no way to make a copy, please send me the original,
I will make a copy and return the original to you. AK
TRANSPORTING A RECITAL
One of our new members, Bart Lederman, just transported a Recital from
Pennsylvania to New Hampshire. He writes that a Recital will just fit in
a Ford Explorer, at least a 1992 model. He describes how he did it in detail.
If you want those details, send me a SASE. AK
SCHOBER RELATED ADS
Schober Recital FOR SALE. Make offer. Organ is complete (all parts are
there, including Reverbatape), but construction was not finished. Pickup
in Rochester, NY area. (Will not ship). For more information, e-mail preferred:
firstname.lastname@example.org Paul Norder 75 Carverdale Dr. Rochester, NY 14618
A custom built Schober Recital with beautiful console and Leslie needs
a new home. The organ currently resides in Philadelphia, PA. Please contact
Marie, from December 1 to 29 at 610-543-6512 or after that at 425-347-2790,
also after the 29th of December, e-mail: email@example.com.
A partially completed Recital is available FOR THE REMOVAL. It is missing
the final assembly kit and it has no keyboards. Pedals are complete. It
is located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Contact Alyn Thomas 317-251-6935 or
e-mail him at: Bearlyforu@aol.com
Your story. Can you write up a little "portrait" of yourself? How you got
interested in organs, how you built or got your Schober, etc.? Also wanted:
Ideas for articles, questions, photos for publishing in Organ Notes. AK
NON SCHOBER ADS
Don Cossack Chorus
Does anyone have any old recordings of the Don Cossack Chorus that they
no longer want? Please contact me. AK
Old Radio Tube George Reim is looking for a 6A8 radio tube. Can anyone
help him? firstname.lastname@example.org
Books For Sale
Electronic Musical Instruments (2nd Edition) by Richard H. Dorf, hard cover
$15. The Art of Organ-Building, Vol. 2, by George Ashdown Audsley, hard
cover $22. Both plus shipping. Contact: Alexander Kruedener (address at
end of this issue).
Parts and Copies Policy
I regret that from now on I will have to ask for shipping and copying costs
in advance of sending out items. AK
For every 6 issues of Organ Notes that you wish to receive for U.S. mailing,
please send me 6 large (#10) SASE's and 2 extra First Class Mail stamps.
If you cannot send SASE's, send $3 for 6 issues. For Canadian mailings,please
send 6 large (#10) self addressed envelopes and $5.00 (U.S.); $5.30 if
you cannot send self-addressed envelopes. Address stickers save me time.
(I will enclose a note with your last "paid for" issue). AK
Alexander Kruedener, 161 East 89 Street, Apt. 4E, New York, NY 10128,
(212) 831-0662. Kruedener@juno.com