Hello Everyone, my workshop on the Salzburg Stier at the MBSI
convention, August 10, 2001, was a tremendous success. The room
(which held over 100) was full and folks were standing at the back.
All 250 pieces of literature "Help Make The Salzburg Bull Roar Again"
We gave 10 CD's of the Stier playing before restoration to the MBSI
which were given out as door prizes. The remaining 15 copies of this
CD that I took with me were sold. So it really shows, how very
interested people are in this project.
The workshop was basically a video presentation and will be available
from the MBSI library very soon. Copies can also be had for $25.00
US funds as well as the CD of 8 songs (before the restoration) for
$15.00 US funds from me. ALL monies go toward the Stier Restoration.
In the 010815 MMDigest Jan Kijlstra writes of the Stier project
(Thanks, Jan). Actually, there are many people involved in this
project, Because the Stier is owned by the state and leased by the
City of Salzburg, and both are responsible for restoration and
financing. So, basically it is divided into two main sections, and
each section into various departments which roughly are as follows:
1. Project planning, headed by Herr Engineer Brauneis, Preservation
officer for musical instruments, Central (State) Government, Vienna,
2. Research, University of Salzburg, headed by Professors
Walterskirchen and Metzger and other devoted individuals who have
spent hundreds of hours recording the pin positions on the existing
barrels and every other detail of the instrument. It is Professors
Walterskirchen and Metzger who will approve the final music selections
for pinning on the new barrels.
3. Organ, pipe chest, pipes, pumps and assorted connections,
installation, etc., under Master Organ builder Soloman of Austria.
4. Music, barrels and key frame under the National Museum van
Speelklok tot Pierement, in Utrecht, Netherlands, headed by Dr.
Jan Jaap Haspels and assistant conservator Mr. Bob van Wely.
5. Organ loft and pump rooms at Hohensalzburg, Dr. Hans Bayr and
6. Operations and coordinator planing for Salzburg Palaces and
Castles, Mag. Barbara Walton.
7. Aeftsfuehrerin Gesch der Altstadt Salzburg Marketing,
Mag. Inga Horny.
8. City of Salzburg marketing director, Dkfm Gerhard Zeiner.
9. Celebrations for the Salzburg Stier Homecoming, Herr Otto
There are actually several other groups from the state and city
involved with planning, but the above listing will give you some idea of
what is involved in such a project. All departments have a say in the
project. So as you can see the Stier is in very capable hands and
every part of the restoration is carefully considered before the work
is actually proceeded with.
The Celebration for the Stier homecoming is now set for 26 October
2002. If you would like a free copy of the "Help Make The Salzburg
Bull Roar" contribution form, please email me your address, or visit
the Stier web site at http://www.geocities.com/salzstier/ Also, if
you have any information you care to share regarding the Salzburg
Stier, please forward to me or post directly onto the web site.
See you in Salzburg Oct 26 2002.