Schober Organ Notes No. 96

April/May 2006

Disclaimer: We accept no responsibility for any unfavorable consequences resulting from following our advice

OVERTURE

I hope you are all well and enjoying the spring.

NOTE TO E-MAIL SUBSCRIBERS

There are lots of photos in the hard copy edition. Also the ATTACHMENT page (see below). If you wish to get a hard copy please send me a SASE and an extra stamp. See my address at the end of the newsletter. Alexander Kruedener (Editor/Publisher)

ATTACHMENT

The sheet attached to this issue is pages 3 and 4 of issue 82 (December 2003). I recently reviewed that issue because someone was interested in the Reverbatape conversions to cassette tape. When I read over the issue I noticed that the text on the top of page 4 was messed up. So if you save Organ Notes, please throw out the old pages 3 and 4 and replace the sheet with the sheet attached.
 

SOME INTERESTING ITEMS FROM RICHARD MCBETH on

SYMPHONIC RESIDENTIAL PIPE ORGANS


The other night, on PBS, there was a special on restoration projects. One of the topics was a report on the restoration of "Symphonic Residential Pipe Organs" built between WW1 and WW2. It was truly fascinating. These were custom organs built for the rich and famous and were installed in their homes. An interesting note is that these organs could be played with paper roll programs like a player piano. The restoration was being done in Boston. They demonstrated a large organ composed of two original instruments. It has three keyboards and over 100 ranks including every TOY instrument you could think of. This organ is located at Boston University, it's in complete operating condition and has sound chambers that are over 100 feet long and 40 feet high. It's open to the public.

Mac

P.S. The paper programs have been downloaded to Electronic media as part of the preservation process. The organs still play automatically.

RICHARD McBETHs VIRTUAL ORGAN (See photos, page 3, and ON94.) AK

ADS

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FANFARE NEEDED

Richard McBeth asks: Does anyone have a (simple) FANFARE for organ I could get a copy of? RichMcBeth@aol.com, Telephone: 630-466-4085

CONSOLETTE Schober

A Consolette II is available in Massachusetts. Contact: Paul Maue Email: pmalandarch@comcast.net

RECITAL Schober

A Recital Schober is available for FREE in Santa Cruz, CA. Ray Hamlyn writes it is in excellent condition. He asks you to contact his sister Helen Christensen. Telephone: 408-739-8424 or e-mail him at: hamlynr@comcast.net

STEINWAY PIANO

For sale: 1921 Steinway Living Room Grand, model 0, serial 209065, real ivory keys, $10,000. Would cost $35,000 if reconditioned, $55,000 if new. Located in New York City. Contact: Gil Telephone: 212-534-8346

INSTRUCTIONS NEEDED

Does anyone have the instructions for the Schober ELECTRONIC TUNING FORK? Please contact Alexander Kruedener (see my contact information at the end of this newsletter).

BEAUTIFUL SCHOBER RECITAL (see photo pg. 2)

Free to a good home. Located in Sussex County, NJ, near Rt15 and Rt23. Must be picked up after house is sold. Don Pagdin writes: "The cabinetry is redwood (from former beer vats at Schlitz) and it is a beautiful piece of furniture. It needs a little TLC the plastic tabs are getting delicate, the preset changer needs adjustment." Contact: Don Telephone: 973-875-6630 Email: ePagdin@nac.net

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Editor/Publisher: Alexander Kruedener, 161 East 89 Street, Apt. 4E, New York, NY 10128, (212) 831-0662.
Kruedener@juno. com

ORGAN NOTES FOR SCHOBER ORPHANS AND FRIENDS Issue 96
Fred Henn Founder & Headmaster Emeritus
April/May 2006
EDITOR Alex Kruedener kruedener@juno. com
EMAIL Jack D. Gildar JDgildar@juno. com
Schober Organ Orphans' Web Page: http://www.cloud9.net/~pastark/schober.html