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Seek Repair of 80-keyless Bruder Book Music
By Rick Cooley

Hi gang,  It has been a while since I asked for your help, but here
I go again.  All the world now knows that the masterful technician,
Michael L. Kitner, passed away in late winter.  His estate has now
been sold and all of his wonderful instruments have been dispersed to
collectors around the world.  They are now all gone to others who will
enjoy their wonderful music well into the future.

We were fortunate enough to acquire two major pieces from the Kitner
collection that we had admired for many years.  For those in the MBSI,
a review of Volume 153 of the March/April 2000 News Bulletin details
the restoration of the 80-note Gebr. Bruder organ we just acquired.
The 43-note Frati from the Kitner collection and the huge 80-note
Bruder are now side by side, as they were for years.

Problem:  Although Mike recut many books from four large boxes of
original 80-note Bruder book music in bad condition, he had just begun,
leaving lots of music to repair or recut.

The original 80-note music uses the round perforations.  I need to find
someone who could recut or repair the music for this rare scale over the
next year or so.  I understand that with keyless music, a square hole
to the same diameter as the round hole works just fine, even on high
repetition notes.  Around the world on MMD -- Help! Help!

Thanks again for your help.  All replies should be to <>.
Any help would be appreciated.  Drop by to hear the organ play when you
are in the area.  A picture is attached for the MMD Archives.


Rick Cooley

 [ Thanks Rick, I'll place the image at
 [ -- Robbie

(Message sent Mon 28 May 2001, 13:22:35 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

Key Words in Subject:  80-keyless, Book, Bruder, Music, Repair, Seek

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