PipeChat Digest #53 - Saturday, August 30, 1997

(back) Subject: Re: Disguised Tune Transcriptions ? From: Ron Hemmel <ohemmel@mail.eclipse.net> Date: Fri, 29 Aug 1997 20:29:23 +0100   Hi, Bob! And similarly diabolically humorous folk!   While most of my disguised tunes were just improvisations, I can send you my "Prelude on a Northern Theme," but only those old enough _and_ who listen very carefully will discover "Moonlight in Vermont" hidden in an accompaniment remarkably influenced by the Brahms "O Welt, ich muss dich lassen."   I never got past the exposition of my fugue on the Pink Panther theme...   -Ron   > Would anyone be willing (audacious enough) to transcribe such works >for us with an equally diabolical sense of humor, but lacking in >improvisational skills? > Bob >-- >Bob Kinner AA8FH rkinner@one.net          
(back) Subject: Re: Disguised Tune Transcriptions ? From: Roger Pariseau <grinder@west.net> Date: Fri, 29 Aug 1997 18:46:35 -0700   At 06:44 PM 8/29/97 -0400, Bob, Diane & Jeff Kinner wrote:   > Would anyone be willing (audacious enough) to transcribe such works >for us with an equally diabolical sense of humor, but lacking in >improvisational skills?   If anyone sends me a MIDI file of the tune(s) in question, I'll clean them up, run them through a notation editor, and post them as GIF files. Life is much easier if each manual/pedal is complete on a MIDI track (RH, LH, Ped). Don't worry about registration and such -- just pull one stop for each of two manuals and the pedal and have at recording the piece. That _usually_ works best.   Should you register normally, then the MIDI attached to your organ may create a separate staff for each "instrument" selected -- this makes for a nice sounding file but is really unwieldy for transcription purposes. You might want to record the piece twice. Once as I've recommended and again for listening. You could name them TUNERAW.MID and TUNEGOOD.MID or some such to distinguish between them.   Other (better) systems use Track 4 or 5 to annotate registration and its changes and leave the rest of the piece in three staffs. If you have such a system, I can use that directly without all the convolutions I just explained.   If you'd like for me to annotate the "sheet" music with the overall registration, changes, dynamics, guilty parties, etc., please put it in the message accompanying the file.   -- Roger Pariseau - grinder@west.net --------------------------------- "Not only do we learn from the mistakes of others, but we also learn that it is wiser to enthrone and follow principles than it is to enthrone and follow people." -- Marilyn Vos Savant  
(back) Subject: Re: Disguised tunes From: Bill6827@aol.com Date: Fri, 29 Aug 1997 21:52:31 -0400 (EDT)   Dear List,   I remember as a young college student, I was organist for a rather large country Evangelical Lutheran Church near Madison, Wisconsin. Of course we were always up to a dare, so for an offertory one soneday I played a fugue on Huggin and Chaulkin' - Only the choir caught it. More recently we did a keyboard concert at our church in Dallas. Two organs, Two grands. This was mainly to show off our new Kawaii 9' footer. Anyhow, for the opening number, we wanted something with some Pizzazz!, so I opened with "Under the Double Eagle" March. I had previously played it into the computer midi files and so, when it was time to start, I hit the start button and pretended to play. Then after the first section, I stretched, Yawned, got up off the bench and moved to the piano where I began to play a duet with myself. Well, It broke the ice and we had a very successful program. People really love that sort of thing. kkWKell, this wasn't meant to be so long, so "So Long".   Dr. Bill Hanson Dallas, tx   Bill6827      
(back) Subject: Re: <no subject>tunes From: KEYBOARDJ@aol.com Date: Fri, 29 Aug 1997 22:47:34 -0400 (EDT)     During a lengthy Morning Service while playing softly, I guess I was bored, so I started playing "Home On The Range" not in tempo, but in ad lib. It brightened up the day for me. No one ever mentioned it.   KEYBOARD J@aol.com  
(back) Subject: Disguised Tunes From: Mewzishn@aol.com Date: Sat, 30 Aug 1997 01:19:12 -0400 (EDT)   My most recent, most memorable "disguised tune" was a bit of "Summer Lovin'" on the day nearest the first day of summer.   There was, once upon a time, a choir member who told me how much she just _hates_ "Sheep May Safely Graze," so I naturally did an improvised impression of it, except I inverted the well known "sol-sol-mi-sol" motif, and did the chorale in a minorische-mode. I could not see her face from the console at the moment, just her back, and with her head bowed low I could tell she was not praying by the way her shoulders moved in time to her stifled laughter.   Then there was the time I.... oh, now look, I'm rambling on.  
(back) Subject: Re: <no subject>tunes From: Otto Pebworth <opebwrth@gte.net> Date: Sat, 30 Aug 1997 02:05:31 -0400   Of course, "Three Blind Mice" played against the first few measures of the fugue from "Tocccata & Fugue in d" workds wonders if you want to prove to the minister that no one really listens to the prelude... ;)  
(back) Subject: Davies Hall Ruffatti From: Ken <mewzishn@spec.net> Date: Sat, 30 Aug 1997 02:59:24 +0000   Don't recall if it was here or on piporg-l, someone wanted the stoplist of the Davies Hall Ruffatti. I found this at the International Organ Foundation: http://www.blackiris.com/organs/iof/uscat/dat/00500031.htm It will take you right to the stoplist.   Ken Sybesma