PipeChat Digest #16 - Wednesday, July 30, 1997

(back) Subject: Re: Tough luck? From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Tue, 29 Jul 1997 22:26:42 -0400   Tom. I was very luck and most of the organists I encountered were extremely helpful. I have found some people who are very insecure in their own estimation as organists; in addition, many organists work several jobs to make ends meet; and, as in any performance industry, pesistence is the key. If you want to play at the Holy Cow church, and the minister says yes, I'll call you; give em a week at the most, then call em back. There is scriptural prescidence for this (the woman at the door who annoyed her neighbor until she got what she wanted; ask and you will receive, sneak and you will find (oops, Freud, call your office). Arrange practice time and then be there, in their face, constantly so that they cannot forget you. Practice hymns and service music/anthems that you know or think are coming up; they may hear you, and if they need you at the last moment you'll be ready. Also, you will learn to work under pressure without actually being under pressure. Good luck. Please feel free to contact me for help any time. best of luck   end   o o Bruce Cornely o o o o ______________ o o OHS ======================== AGO  
(back) Subject: Organ for a small congregation From: CDKrug@aol.com Date: Tue, 29 Jul 1997 22:28:19 -0400 (EDT)   So what sort of pipes would you suggest for a small congregation.   Runs about 200 Easter & Christmas Eve. About 100 the rest of the year.   Room is about 50' x 20' w/ a 20' cathedral ceiling. Walls fibre panels (proto sheetrock--slightly rougher and softer than sheetrock, thus a bit "deader" accousticly)   Any thoughts?     Charles   BTW--it has to cost <$1000 and have no maintenence needs ;-)        
(back) Subject: Re: Organ Design/Unification was: Home pipe organs (long) From: "Wm. G. Chapman" <wchapmn@ibm.net> Date: Tue, 29 Jul 1997 20:28:47 -0400   SCoonrod@aol.com wrote: > > ... First of all: I do not believe we can any longer say that a Liturgical ... Church will need one type of organ (straight) > and the more "free" churches .. (unified)...   I thought I did say, "analogy, in general, do not take too literally or push too far." What else can I say? I think you said it.      
(back) Subject: Re: Tough luck? From: "Wm. G. Chapman" <wchapmn@ibm.net> Date: Tue, 29 Jul 1997 20:39:01 -0400   Dear Tom:   Go to the church that you want to play at. Talk to the Pastor, talk to the people in charge of Property. Bring the name, phone number and letter of reference from your instructor outlining your experience and training AND KNOWLEDGE OF PIPE ORGANS.   Organists come and go. These people may not want a "kid" to upstage them. Happened to me! I subbed at one church and they wanted to fire the organist on vacation to hire me. (If they would do it to that person they would do it to me.) At another church, I was the associate. The Pastor let it be known that he thought the senior organist and associate had the positions backwards. That was also awkward. Play well, support the senior organist and be as complimentary as possible. Eventually, they may figure out you want to learn and enjoy and not replace.   W. G. Chapman   P.S. Luck is what you make it.