PipeChat Digest #171 - Sunday, December 21, 1997
Re: Belated x-post - Anti-Stress: PDQ Bach quiz (Non-organic)
  by Sheridan Mascall <sheridan.mascall@visionet.com.au>
  by Monty Bennett <rmb10@mindspring.com>

(back) Subject: Re: Belated x-post - Anti-Stress: PDQ Bach quiz (Non-organic) From: sheridan.mascall@visionet.com.au (Sheridan Mascall) Date: Sat, 20 Dec 1997 23:07:07 +1100   Patricia R. Maimone wrote:   > Hello, Pipechatters.. > > For some stress relief at this hectic time of year.. > > try this web site.. > .... the PDQ Bach quiz that my son Mark designed for Carnegie Hall.. > > http://www.carnegiehall.org/entertainment/trivia.html > > OK, now `fess up... How many like to attend PDQ Bach `concerts'?   I missed one, in Sydney, years ago, and never forgave the gentleman who ws going to be my date who piked out and made me miss it.   I have a serious question - is there anything in the PDQ repertoire for soprano or mezzo voice, and piano/organ? Does anyone know where I might source sheet music online? I checked out the various pages linked to the above but have had no luck.   My reason for asking is that I entertained a score of singingfolk at my home this afternoon - the biennial Students' Day of my (our) singing teacher. Always a fun event but it was Wonderful to have it in my lovely cathedral-ceilinged living room and hear my grand piano get a really Good workout. I sang a serious song, an Irish lullaby, and then a distinctly non-serious song, words by Edward Lear, called the Table and the Chair. Went over Very well. I was telling a close net-friend of the proceedings, and he suggested to me that some PDQ Bach might be a fun thing to do for such an afternoon. So I have been looking ... but haven't yet had any luck.   It also occurs to me that it might be fun to slip in some PDQ for organ to an unsuspecting church service *wicked grin* ... there you go, organic content after all. I must be slipping :)   Any help would be appreciated.   Regards, ~Sheridan~    
(back) Subject: hello...non-organic From: rmb10@mindspring.com (Monty Bennett) Date: Sat, 20 Dec 1997 15:31:09 -0500   Dear List-   I've been silent on these lists for a while, but I thought I would speak up and offer an update....   As many of you have probably heard, I am no longer the Assoc. Minister of Music at Calvary Church in Charlotte, NC. The new pastor that was hired this past summer has decided to reduce the size of the church staff, and as part of the reorganization, several staff positions were eliminated. One of those positions was the Assoc. Minister of Music, stating that they "couldn't justify a full time organist". However, some doors were opening for me in other areas, so I have ventured away from full-time church work, to pursue going back to school to become a funeral director. I am currently serving my apprenticeship at a funeral home in Charlotte, before starting mortuary school this Spring. Which brings me to my point.....   I am going to do free-lance work as an organist--playing concerts and substituting for churches. I am booking concerts for 1998, and I am also available for workshops and consulting on new instruments. If interested, please feel free to email me (RMB10@aol.com) or send snail mail to:   Monty Bennett 1906 Paces Landing #2425 Rock Hill, SC 29732   Thanks for letting me ramble.   Monty Bennett