hosted on condor3913
 Mechanical Music Digest  Archives
You Are Not Logged In Login/Get New Account
Please Log In. Accounts are free!
Logged In users are granted additional features including a more current version of the Archives and a simplified process for submitting articles.
Home Archives Calendar Gallery Store Links Info

End-of-Summer Fundraising Drive In Progress. Please visit our home page to see this and other announcements:     Thank you. --Jody

MMD > Archives > July 2006 > 2006.07.14 > 05Prev  Next

AMICA Technical Session
By Bob Taylor

I would like to thank everyone who responded to my request for
suggestions on my upcoming session at the AMICA convention.  As it
turns out, those responding have made a difference.  Several other
fellow presenters also posted information about their sessions.
Based on those posts, I have reduced my discussion on roll scanning,
which was not really my main topic.

The time allowed for a session really limits how much can be covered.
Since my topic is the Aeolian Company and its Premiere product, the
Player Pipe Organ, the scope is huge.  I was able to compact my
prepared remarks into a 35-minute DVD which will be shown, and
following that the remainder of the session can be open discussion.

By using audio visual resources, a lot of interesting material
can be covered quickly.  Included will excerpts of 10 Duo-Art organ
rolls, giving examples of the orchestral organ versatility.  Also
a visual tour of some of the most elaborate installations, published
advertisements, and a brief chat with someone who had connections with
the bygone era of residence player pipe organs.

The most technical part of this session is how to play the 116-note
roll playing Aeolian pipe organ.  These rolls are shown in great
detail.  My organ, Opus 1280, provides the backdrop and music, but
it is not really the feature.

I will have extra copies of the DVD at the mart.

Bob Taylor

(Message sent Fri 14 Jul 2006, 17:18:22 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

Key Words in Subject:  AMICA, Session, Technical

Home    Archives    Calendar    Gallery    Store    Links    Info   

Enter text below to search the MMD Website with Google

CONTACT FORM: Click HERE to write to the editor, or to post a message about Mechanical Musical Instruments to the MMD

Unless otherwise noted, all opinions are those of the individual authors and may not represent those of the editors. Compilation copyright 1995-2022 by Jody Kravitz.

Please read our Republication Policy before copying information from or creating links to this web site.

Click HERE to contact the webmaster regarding problems with the website.

Please support publication of the MMD by donating online

Pay via PayPal

No PayPal account required

Translate This Page