My wife and I vacationed in NYC three years in a row. One summer we attended church at St. Patrick's Cathedral, which is near our hotel. The first time there was no choir, so the next time we went, it was later in the year when the choir was in the loft.
Being back-row Baptists, we were closer to the organ pipes than we were to the choir, which I don't think went into the PA system. The mighty organ pipes drowned out the choir.
Wurlitzer organs were manufactured in my hometown! North Tonawanda, NY. The factory is still there. It's now a Candy and ice cream shop, and event center. It's also where one of our classic car cruise nights is held.
Post by rok-a-bill-e on Mar 6, 2020 19:33:44 GMT -5
The only good thing about compulsory chapel attendance when a student at Belmont during the 70s was their amazing pipe organ, and a woman from the music dept. who liked playing these amazing Bach fugues on it before the boring sermon began.
Incredible! We have a large one at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas but this one appears to dwarf it! I enjoyed seeing the internals of this great organ and the explaination of how it works. That is so cool! Thanks
I'm an old guy. When I was a kid, I took years of piano lessons from a church organist, and when I was in high school, he finally started giving me pipe organ lessons. A friend/relative of the family was the organist at the First Baptist church in our town, and he gave me a key to the church (!) and I used to practice on the three-manual First Baptist pipe organ after school. What a gas! My legs were too long to play the pedals correctly and I kept banging my knees, so I never became much of a pipe organ player, but at least I learned a lot about proper playing technique and how the organ works, etc. I remember I couldn't resist banging out my versions of the Bach Toccata and Fugue in Dm and the Widor Toccata in F in that big old empty church.
Post by rickyguitar on Jun 22, 2020 1:47:00 GMT -5
Makes me think of the Mothers of Invention playing the Rotsl Albert Hall. Frank has Don Preston, I think start Louie Louie on the pipe organ with the warning you wont he able to hear it once we turn the amplifiers up, he was right. What was that, Burnt Weenie Sandwich? Yeah pipe organs are fabulous.