PipeChat Digest #108 - Monday, October 20, 1997
 
Re: Looking for Games/Activities for Choir Retreat
  by Ron Hemmel <ohemmel@mail.eclipse.net>
Campra-Biggs Rigaudon
  by Morton Belcher III <flcg1018@fujens.fju.edu.tw>
Re: Looking for Games/Activities for Choir Retreat
  by Don G. Pribble <donprib@juno.com>
Re: Looking for Games/Activities for Choir Retreat
  by <LACAIN@DAVIDSON.EDU>
Re: Looking for Games/Activities for Choir Retreat
  by <MFulk70776@aol.com>
Kinetic Blower Available
  by <PAULMACVEY@delphi.com>
 


(back) Subject: Re: Looking for Games/Activities for Choir Retreat From: Ron Hemmel <ohemmel@mail.eclipse.net> Date: Sun, 19 Oct 1997 12:39:21 +0100   Hello, Tim.   Are you familiar with "Encore?" Teams draw words or subjects and try to come up with six or eight consecutive words from a song lyric to fit. They may or may not sing, as I recall. You should be able to find it at Toys R Us.   Cheers!   -Ron Hemmel Belle Mead, NJ USA   >I'm having my annual choir retreat next Saturday and I'd like to have a few >games or activities to play with the choir to break up the rehearsal time. >Musical games would be great, as would anything to help people get to know >each other better. (We have a lot of new members this season.) Any help >would be greatly appreciated.          
(back) Subject: Campra-Biggs Rigaudon From: Morton Belcher III <flcg1018@fujens.fju.edu.tw> Date: Mon, 20 Oct 1997 00:26:34 +0800 (TAIST)     Everyone seems to have their favorite edition of certain works... I=20 would like to put in a plug for the Campra-Biggs edition...   I learned this piece in the Spring of 1970 at the University of South Carolina under Mary Lib Avinger, then serving the last of her 19 years as organist at Shandon Methodist Church, Columbia, S. C. before going back to her home town of Orangeburg, S. C. to take a position at St. Andrew's Methodist...=20   Those of us who studied under her were well aware of the fact that she=20 knew her organ music...   I last played this piece as a substitute in the summer of 1996 for a postlude at St. John's Episcopal, Glencarlyn, Arlington, Va. =20   This church, from a postlude aspect, is somewhat unusual. Most of the congregation of this church encourage and yet expect you to perform a decent postlude... you see, this congregation applauds after you finish! =20   As I began to practice this piece, I found myself making some of the same bloopers I had made while learning it... and yet I could still hear the calm, controlled voice of Miss Avinger as she helped me through some of the sticky parts... Fortunately I was able to get my fingers and feet to play the right notes at the right time with acceptable musical feeling...= =20   The result of my rendition of the Campra-Biggs edition was...=20 "TA=A1@DA"........... a very nice round of applause from those who stayed to listen.... In a way, though, although they were applauding for me, the majority of the applause was, in fact for my music instructor, who had, albeit a number of years ago, helped me over the sticky spots...=20   Although Ms. Avinger has stepped down from her position as organist, she,= =20 undaunted, has entered another field: she is now the handbell choir=20 director... and fortunately for her, as a handbell director one doesn't=20 have quite so many clefs to read...   So yes, one can pull of a good performance of Rigaudon by using the Biggs= =20 edition....   Best wishes to all...       Morton Belcher  
(back) Subject: Re: Looking for Games/Activities for Choir Retreat From: donprib@juno.com (Don G. Pribble) Date: Sun, 19 Oct 1997 22:04:34 EDT   Try this hymn recognition contest. Choose 15 or 20 well-known hymns. From anywhere in the body of each hymn play just 2 or 3 notes. Can anyone guess the name of that hymn? If not, continue to add notes from where you started until the tune is guessed.   Don in Minneapolis   To me, a job is an invasion of privacy. Danny McGoorty   On Sun, 19 Oct 1997 12:39:21 +0100 Ron Hemmel <ohemmel@mail.eclipse.net> writes: >Hello, Tim. > > Are you familiar with "Encore?" Teams draw words or subjects >and >try to come up with six or eight consecutive words from a song lyric >to >fit. They may or may not sing, as I recall. You should be able to >find it >at Toys R Us. > > Cheers! > > -Ron Hemmel > Belle Mead, NJ USA > >>I'm having my annual choir retreat next Saturday and I'd like to have >a few >>games or activities to play with the choir to break up the rehearsal >time. >>Musical games would be great, as would anything to help people get to >know >>each other better. (We have a lot of new members this season.) Any >help >>would be greatly appreciated. > > > > > >"Pipe Up and Be Heard!" >PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics >HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org >List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org >Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org >Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org > >  
(back) Subject: Re: Looking for Games/Activities for Choir Retreat From: LACAIN@DAVIDSON.EDU Date: Sun, 19 Oct 1997 22:37:52 -0500 (EST)   My choir always sits pretty much in the same seats. Last week I numbered them off by 2's and told all the 1's to stay seated and all the 2's to go sit on the opposite side of the room by someone in their section. then, between each piece, while they were getting out music, I told them to find out something new about the person beside them, or something they had in common with them, or whatever, just for about 60 seconds. It was great fun and I plan to do it again (this was the last half hour of rehearsal). Jane Cain Davidson, NC  
(back) Subject: Re: Looking for Games/Activities for Choir Retreat From: MFulk70776@aol.com Date: Mon, 20 Oct 1997 01:00:27 -0400 (EDT)   In a message dated 97-10-19 00:05:49 EDT, you write:   << I'm having my annual choir retreat next Saturday and I'd like to have a few games or activities to play with the choir to break up the rehearsal time. Musical games would be great, as would anything to help people get to know each other better. (We have a lot of new members this season.) Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance! >> How about "Musical Chairs"........in the nude. A real ice-breaker.  
(back) Subject: Kinetic Blower Available From: PAULMACVEY@delphi.com Date: Mon, 20 Oct 1997 03:10:34 -0400 (EDT)   Hi, List,   I have a Kinetic Blower - 500 Cu ft/min at 5.5" of wind (Style 3DXM - 1185 RPM - 3/4 HP). It's one of those huge heavy green box-type 220 volt blowers which was working fine when removed from service some years back. I just don't have room for it in my garage, but it might make a good unit for someone with a few pipes who would like to blow 'em! Located in central Iowa - E-MAIL privately if interested!   Paul MacVey