PipeChat Digest #233 - Wednesday, February 4, 1998
 
Organ in St Christina, UK
  by Mark Quarmby <markq@mail.flex.com.au>
Re: Postlude Showing Off
  by Kenneth O. Woods <kow987@dice.crane.navy.mil>
Re: Postlude Showing Off
  by Kenneth O. Woods <kow987@dice.crane.navy.mil>
ot: the ghost and mr. chicken
  by karl fischer <karl_der_kaiser@hotmail.com>
Re: ot: the ghost and mr. chicken
  by <ComposerTX@aol.com>
Re: Postlude Showing Off
  by bruce cornely <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: Shirley & T.O. (Was: Helping Congregations to Sing)
  by <danbel@earthlink.net>
***Exciting Concert Series***
  by <TheNEORG@aol.com>
Re: VOICER NEEDED FOR ORLANDO PROJECT
  by dmjd <jimdave@rnet.com>
Re: Postlude Showing Off
  by Bob Loesch <rrloesch@jps.net>
RE: Postlude Showing Off
  by Wildhirt, Richard <Richard.Wildhirt@PSS.Boeing.com>
RE: Postlude Showing Off
  by Wildhirt, Richard <Richard.Wildhirt@PSS.Boeing.com>
Re: Postlude Showing Off, etc.
  by <George.Greene@rossnutrition.com>
Re: Postlude Showing Off
  by Vernon Moeller <vernonm@ccsi.com>
Re: Postlude Showing Off
  by Glenda <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com>
Re: Postlude Showing Off
  by <ComposerTX@aol.com>
RE: Postlude Showing Off
  by Kenneth O. Woods <kow987@dice.crane.navy.mil>
Re: Postlude Showing Off
  by O\R Fiol <fiol@bway.net>
Searching Recitals for Beginning May 1998
  by <HDKarras@aol.com>
Re: Postlude Showing Off
  by Jillian K. Schultheis <organgeek@geocities.com>
Re: ot: the ghost and mr. chicken
  by Jillian K. Schultheis <organgeek@geocities.com>
RE: Postlude Showing Off
  by Wildhirt, Richard <Richard.Wildhirt@PSS.Boeing.com>
Re: piston setting methods - was Another Moeller Question
  by <RMaryman@aol.com>
Re: ot: the ghost and mr. chicken
  by Richard Wolf <floww@webtv.net>
Re: Shirley & Theatre Organ.
  by Brian Pearson <bpearson@adelaide.on.net>
Re: Shirley & Theatre Organ.
  by Ron Yost <musik@tcsn.net>
Re:  Ghost and Mr. Chicken Theme
  by <PipeLuvr@aol.com>
Fwd: Margaret Hillis
  by David Scribner <david@blackiris.com>
Re: Postlude Showing Off
  by Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com>
RE: Postlude Showing Off
  by Shirley <pnst@itw.com>
Re: Postlude Showing Off
  by Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com>
Re: Postlude Showing Off
  by Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com>
Re: Ghost and Mr. Chicken Theme
  by Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com>
 


(back) Subject: Organ in St Christina, UK From: markq@mail.flex.com.au (Mark Quarmby) Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 23:28:52 +1000   'The following letter is from the Organists' Review, March 1989 issue. The Rev. Bro. Aaron Kiely writes to tell of an organ he has "discovered" in the church of "St. Christina the Astonishing":   Great Swell   Vile One 16' Lieblich Gateaux 8' Open Dialogue 8' Shallitshut? 8' Rarefruit 8' Box of Angelica 8' Squint 5 1/3' Wallto Wallflute 4' Chimney Stack 4' Tears 1 3/5' Hazard 2 2/3' Soufflet 1' Super Octopus 2' Piccolinititetto 1 1/2" Fiftieth 3/4" Squeakyalter II Plein View IV Orchestral Buffoon 16' Crumpet 8' Ohblow! 8' Carry-on 4' Tuba Smarties 8' Cornetto 4'   Pedal Trembling Aunt   Double Orquits 32' Boredom 16' Ansaphone 8' Contraceptive 16' Bonnyancleide 8'   'He goes on to say: "This fine instrument was built in 1899 by "Father" Christmas. The reeds are worthy of special note, as the Tuba Smarties is quite colourful, and the Crumpet is well rounded, but it is unfortunate that there is just one cornetto. The pipes of the Central Heating Dept function as a 128' Acoustic Double Contra Sub-bass.   'Concern for the reliability of the Shallitshut? led to a large-scale open-diapectomy. Several sections of the Roughwerk were removed, notably the Negative division -- which added nothing to the ensemble -- and the Long Division, which most players found cumbersome. The neurotic action was however retained as it complemented the fierce temperament. The organist, Miss Clarabella Flute, now enjoys the ability to change her combinations without leaving her bench.'      
(back) Subject: Re: Postlude Showing Off From: kow987@dice.crane.navy.mil (Kenneth O. Woods) Date: Wed, 4 Feb 98 8:32:43 EST   I consider the postlude an important part of the worship service. Sometimes it should be a quiet dismissal and sometimes it should be a glorious sending out! Consider this: those who dislike their job and wish to be anywhere but at work are usually those who go start there car a few minutes ahead of time and go running across the parking lot to race out of there as soon as the clock strikes quitting time. The same holds for those who begin figeting with coats, kids, purses etc at the first hint of closing the sermon. If they are there to worship, then the postlude should add to that, if they would rather be somewhere else then they won't care what or if you play. -- Kenneth O. Woods kow987@dice.crane.navy.mil  
(back) Subject: Re: Postlude Showing Off From: kow987@dice.crane.navy.mil (Kenneth O. Woods) Date: Wed, 4 Feb 98 8:36:51 EST   > > I have a friend who plays five voluntaries: > etc, etc. It has worked for over twenty years! > > bruce cornely o o o __________ o o o > ago (dean) ohs o o __________ o o I could use the same scheme and no one would care. However, I have too much fun learning new music each week. I did not repeat any music all of last year.   -- Kenneth O. Woods kow987@dice.crane.navy.mil  
(back) Subject: ot: the ghost and mr. chicken From: "karl fischer" <karl_der_kaiser@hotmail.com> Date: Wed, 04 Feb 1998 06:41:40 PST   one of my favorites since the first time I saw it is "the ghost and mr. chicken" It has a pipe organ in a "haunted mansion"--oh, and the movie is good, too.   anyhow, my question is: those that have seen this movie, is that tune played on the pipe organ taken from published works, or was it just wrote for the movie...it sounds tooooooo good to be written just for the movie   thanks   karl   ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com  
(back) Subject: Re: ot: the ghost and mr. chicken From: ComposerTX@aol.com Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 09:48:43 EST   also eternally interested [hooked] by the motif for "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken" has anyone ever notated the theme; would be interested in getting the notated theme Danny Ray ComposerTX@AOL.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Postlude Showing Off From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 10:17:34 -0500   Kenneth, My congregation likes to have repeat postludes. Especially things like Carillon de Westminster, Widor Toccata (duh!), Carillon Sortie, Carillon this-that-&-the-other, etc. Keeps me in shape, too.   bruce cornely o o o __________ o o o ago (dean) ohs o o __________ o o  
(back) Subject: Re: Shirley & T.O. (Was: Helping Congregations to Sing) From: danbel@earthlink.net Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 08:10:54 -0800 (PST)     >>Yes!!! But----she doesn't like to talk about it! :):):) >> >>djb > > >More to the point, she doesn't like to *brag*! Actually, for the time it >was cut, and for the age and (in)experience of the organist, it was quite a >good piece of work, IMHO. :)   Certainly didn't meant to cast anything negative at all--:) I still ahve the album and always did enjoy it! :)   djb    
(back) Subject: ***Exciting Concert Series*** From: TheNEORG@aol.com Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 11:37:06 EST   Hello folks!   We have a pretty exciting concert series lined up at the Mary Keane Chapel in Enfield, NH this summer. August is going to have some surprising performers on the 1929 Casavant!   But, I'm going to make you all visit the website to check out the new look and the photos we have added!   http://www.tneorg.com/lasalette   Enjoy, and I hope to see you all there. Make your plans early, the Shaker Inn is reopening after 10 years!   Len       Len Levasseur The Organist tneorg@aol.com PO Box 747 http://www.tneorg.com Lawrence, MA 01842-1547 Fax:1-508-970-1133 Phone: 1-800-841-4030        
(back) Subject: Re: VOICER NEEDED FOR ORLANDO PROJECT From: dmjd <jimdave@rnet.com> Date: Wed, 04 Feb 1998 09:58:15 -0600   I second Doug Campbell's comments about Richard Schneider's voicing. I was organist for 3 years at one of his organs (St. Peter's in Quincy IL). He has a CD of 2 of his organs, St. Peter's and Farmer City (IL) UMC played by Fred Hohman. In my organ service business, I frequently use Rich's services. I hope this commercial is not out of line for this list, but you did ask <G> JimmyD   -- Rainbow Ridge Farm Plainville Illinois        
(back) Subject: Re: Postlude Showing Off From: Bob Loesch <rrloesch@jps.net> Date: Wed, 04 Feb 1998 08:36:55 -0800   At 08:36 2/4/98 EST, you wrote: >> >> I have a friend who plays five voluntaries: >> etc, etc. It has worked for over twenty years! >> >> bruce cornely o o o __________ o o o >> ago (dean) ohs o o __________ o o >I could use the same scheme and no one would care. However, I have too >much fun learning new music each week. I did not repeat any music all of >last year.   I once, long ago, held positions in three churches simultaniously. Each had a choir, so I had rehearsals on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings. Each also expected new music each week. In their favor, almost everyone in all three churches (two RC one Presby.) appreciated the music and the addition it gave to worship. Sometimes it's worth the effort, other times, perhaps not...     Regards,   Bob        
(back) Subject: RE: Postlude Showing Off From: "Wildhirt, Richard" <Richard.Wildhirt@PSS.Boeing.com> Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 07:50:42 -0800   I have to say that I, too, think the postlude is my favorite part of the service--hymns running a close second. On the postlude, I can go full throttle and drown out the loudest clamor of "chatting" the congregation can have. I spend an hour keeping the volume of Mr. Rodgers in check. After the last "amen" and the silent prayer, it's time to let loose and celebrate with some bombastic sounds. There are a few in my congregation who stick around to listen and applaud once I finish, so the group is not totally without sensitivity.  
(back) Subject: RE: Postlude Showing Off From: "Wildhirt, Richard" <Richard.Wildhirt@PSS.Boeing.com> Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 07:53:53 -0800   Ken wrote:   > However, I have too much fun learning new music each week. I did not > repeat any music all of last year. > Ha! Those of us who have a family and a full-time job beyond the walls of the sanctuary passionately pray for time to learn new pieces. Someday when the kids are grown and off to college, I'll learn some more new stuff.  
(back) Subject: Re: Postlude Showing Off, etc. From: George.Greene@rossnutrition.com Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 13:28:53 -0500   My congregation won't even shut up for the offertory!     2222222 2 George Greene, Senior Chemist 2222222 Analytical Research and Development 2 Abbott Laboratories, Ross Products Division 2222222 D104115-RP4-2 GGGGGGGG 625 Cleveland Avenue G Columbus, Ohio 43215 __ ___o G GGGG Voice 614-624-3362, FAX 614-624-7270 _____ _`\ <._ G G George.Greene@RossNutrition.Com ___ (_)/ (_) GGGGGGGG    
(back) Subject: Re: Postlude Showing Off From: Vernon Moeller <vernonm@ccsi.com> Date: Wed, 04 Feb 1998 12:54:16 -0600   >Hey, Vernon, *I* woulda been impressed too.... a 4-hand piece that YOU >played? All by yourself?? :) Whadja do, use your toes too? <<ducking >and running!>> > >-s. >   Well, of course, Shirley - hey, you guys knew I was good, but I betcha didn't know I was that good, now didja?   ....neither did I! ;-)   Actually, a lady who is a Project Mgr at the local IBM plant has popped up from nowhere and she can really play the piano. Plus, she's never heard of the many beautiful 4-hands piano pieces that will almost pass for church music. Last Sunday, it was Mozart - in the future, we will also play some of the Dvorak Slavonic Dances, and then there's Brahms, Faure, Debussy, etc. Lots of good, fun stuff!   \/\/\    
(back) Subject: Re: Postlude Showing Off From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 13:05:42 -0800   I've read all these postings with interest, and at the risk of sounding redundant or preachy (neither of which I mean to do), I want to interject that the primary directive is facilitating the worship of God - I agree that is very true.   However, I think there are times and places (certainly not all the time) when a good booming piece (a real "call to worship", if you will) can very well be a prelude, particularly during high feast days and services during a time a great celebration. God likes variety as much as anyone, or else he would have made us all clones to begin with. God as man enjoyed weddings and good wine, and though we should never forget the great price he paid and his suffering and death, the whole purpose was to give us abundant and everlasting life. My former priest said that the best way to prepare to die is to live life to the fullest. There are occasions when the service screams for more than the usual meditative prelude (which, by the way, should be the general rule - people need to come into the sanctuary with a real sense of the solemnity, seriousness and sacredness of the service). And even when the occasion calls for the exception to apply, it should be done in the sense of facilitating the worship of Almighty God, not furthering the prima donna (such as me) at the console.   The postlude, while less a "call to worship", is important in that it sets the tone for the congregation to "go forth" and apply (hopefully) what enlightened gems they are carrying away (hopefully). Like some of you, I have dispensed with postludes, because of the lack of interest, except during those times of great celebration/high feast days, etc. Perhaps that is wrong - I don't know. But it has been very interesting to hear everyone's viewpoints on the subject.   Glenda Sutton      
(back) Subject: Re: Postlude Showing Off From: ComposerTX@aol.com Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 14:08:02 EST   in my church, when a parishoner complained, "God isn't deaf!", my wonderful pastor retorted, "He isn't nervous, either!" loved that one Danny Ray ComposerTX@AOL.com  
(back) Subject: RE: Postlude Showing Off From: kow987@dice.crane.navy.mil (Kenneth O. Woods) Date: Wed, 4 Feb 98 14:34:19 EST   > > Ken wrote: > > > However, I have too much fun learning new music each week. I did not > > repeat any music all of last year. > > > Ha! Those of us who have a family and a full-time job beyond the walls > of the sanctuary passionately pray for time to learn new pieces. > Someday when the kids are grown and off to college, I'll learn some more > new stuff.   You mean some people actually get paid for doing this?   -- Kenneth O. Woods kow987@dice.crane.navy.mil  
(back) Subject: Re: Postlude Showing Off From: "O\R Fiol" <fiol@bway.net> Date: Wed, 04 Feb 1998 15:11:59 -0600   When we admire music for its own sake, revelling in its performance and sound, we are admiring God through His creations, through His grace bestowed on the creators of such beautiful music. While it is certainly understandable that some of us don't want congregations to lose the focus on God, I realize that this kind of thinking would preclude congregations from enjoying beautiful weather, flowers or good food while worshipping so as not to lose the focus on God. Sometimes, God can be worshipped directly, but there's nothing wrong with worshipping God in what some would consider a more roundabout way.   Love and blessings to all, Orlando    
(back) Subject: Searching Recitals for Beginning May 1998 From: HDKarras@aol.com Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 15:26:23 EST   Hi friends, I'm End of April, starting May in Texas and Louisiana. In this period i have only three concerts (two recitals and one concert). This make me sick. If anyone interested to book me in this time for a additional recital in this time, then mail me quick. I will be very glad to have aonther recital or more. For more informations about me, see my Homepage: http://members.aol.com/hdkarras/index.htm Thanks a lot, Hans  
(back) Subject: Re: Postlude Showing Off From: "Jillian K. Schultheis" <organgeek@geocities.com> Date: Wed, 04 Feb 1998 15:48:25 -0500   lol! THAT'S the truth! Most of the time when I play, people are downstairs before I finish! :))   Jill  
(back) Subject: Re: ot: the ghost and mr. chicken From: "Jillian K. Schultheis" <organgeek@geocities.com> Date: Wed, 04 Feb 1998 16:03:07 -0500   I LOVE that movie! It was one of the first times I ever saw a real pipeorgan (on TV). I have no Idea where that song is from,,, actually, I don't even remember how it goes.   Speaking of movies with organs, has anyone ever seen "The Abominable Dr. Phibes" or "Dr. Phibes Rises Again"? They are both fantastic movies, and my favorites, too. They are about a world famous organist whose wife was killed in a car acident. The doctors tried to save her, but she died on the operation table. So, Anton Phibes (Dr. Phibes) Kills all of the doctors (but one) using the curses of the Pharohs. It's horror, not too scary, though. Anyway, he plays this WutliTzer that rises out the the basement. The first song I play all of the time, but I don't know what it is called! :( I know it was a battle song around the 15th or 16th century.   Jill  
(back) Subject: RE: Postlude Showing Off From: "Wildhirt, Richard" <Richard.Wildhirt@PSS.Boeing.com> Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 12:30:39 -0800   > --------- > From: OR Fiol[SMTP:fiol@bway.net] > Sent: Wednesday, February 04, 1998 1:11 PM > To: PipeChat > Subject: Re: Postlude Showing Off > > When we admire music for its own sake, revelling in its performance > and > sound, we are admiring God through His creations, through His grace > bestowed on the creators of such beautiful music. While it is > certainly > understandable that some of us don't want congregations to lose the > focus > on God, I realize that this kind of thinking would preclude > congregations > from enjoying beautiful weather, flowers or good food while > worshipping so > as not to lose the focus on God. Sometimes, God can be worshipped > directly, but there's nothing wrong with worshipping God in what some > would > consider a more roundabout way. > > Love and blessings to all, > Orlando > I am thankful to see all this posting about worshipping God. When we had our little discussion earlier about slipping out during the sermon for a smoke, I thought this list was fraught with pagans. It seems now to be balanced. Thanks for speaking up, fellow worshippers!   Rich  
(back) Subject: Re: piston setting methods - was Another Moeller Question From: RMaryman@aol.com Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 16:54:06 EST   regarding the pneumaatic system of poerating Moller combination machines:   when a piston is pushed, two seperate contacts make connection sequentially. the forst contact activates a "pick" magnet. this magnet raises a hinged armature that is mounted on the end of a long sticker (a metal rod with numerous cams) when the second contact makes (connects) it activates a primary valve that in turn inflates a large (9" by 13" is fairly typical) power pneumatic that pushes the sticker to one side. the position of each cam determines wether that stop is turned ON or OFF by moving a pair of heavy wires that are formed into a rectangular loop with a bend at the end that is connected to a push-rod that in turn connects to the stop tab.   the stops are said to be "tripped" on or off - thus the name "tripper" action.   I hope this satisfies your curiosity...I tried to be brief, yet complete.   Rick Maryman Staunton, VA  
(back) Subject: Re: ot: the ghost and mr. chicken From: floww@webtv.net (Richard Wolf) Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 17:02:01 -0600   I am happy too see others out there that enjoy such movies. The peice Phibes played was : The War March of the Priests. I recall that Felix Mendelssohn was the composer.   Dick Wolf  
(back) Subject: Re: Shirley & Theatre Organ. From: bpearson@adelaide.on.net (Brian Pearson) Date: Thu, 05 Feb 1998 08:59:34 +0930     >>So did Shirley ever cut any LPs or CDs of her works?   >An LP in the 70s.... I think somebody of the LA chapter of ATOS said the >ones that are left are now going for a buck.... :) > >'Twas another lifetime.=20   Dear Shirley,   It may have been, but there are people who just might be interested in=20 your former career. Who was your teacher? Under what name did you record? In which theatres did you play as House Organist? Is it still possible to buy a "one buck" or other recording of your music? Have we lost another Ann Leaf to the classical world, or do you do the sensible thing and allow your audiences to enjoy both genres? =20   You might be surprised to find that a large proportion of subscribers would like to know more about your life as an organist. We have corresponded in the past when there were unwarranted attacks on you in the other list, and I know that you were an original founder of PipeChat-L which I joined soon after, but that is about all.   I know that curiosity killed the cat, but curiosity is what fills out the bones of history and, like it or not, you are clearly part of the history of the theatre pipe organ.   Regards,=20   Brian =20 President, Australia Felix Chapter, ATOS. =20 Volunteer Staff Member of TOSA's Capri Theatre, Adelaide.      
(back) Subject: Re: Shirley & Theatre Organ. From: Ron Yost <musik@tcsn.net> Date: Wed, 04 Feb 1998 15:38:46 -0800   Well, I wanna know where I can get a copy of your record, Shirley! :)   I'd LOVE to hear it!!! (Don't have $1,000,000 for a copy tho :(   Ron Yost, Paso Robles, Calif.  
(back) Subject: Re: Ghost and Mr. Chicken Theme From: PipeLuvr@aol.com Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 20:21:27 EST   I too enjoy the organ "theme" and would love to purchase or obtain a copy if anyone knows its whereabouts!  
(back) Subject: Fwd: Margaret Hillis From: David Scribner <david@blackiris.com> Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 19:52:07 -0600   I just received the following announcement and thought that I should forward to the lists.   David   ****************************************************** It is with deep sadness that I forward to you news of the death of Margaret Hillis, founder and first director of the Chicago Symphony Chorus, after a long illness. She leaves behind an extraordinary and profound legacy in the world of choral music.   Margaret Hillis received a bachelor of music degree in composition from Indiana University and later studied conducting at the Juilliard School. She founded the New York Concert Choir and led that ensemble in a long series of concerts, tours, and recordings. In 1957 at the request of Fritz Reiner, Hillis founded the Chicag Symphony Chorus. She soon became the first woman to conduct the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at a special concert in November 1957 and on subscription concerts in December 1958.   Hillis first captured nationwide attention in October 1977 when she sub- stituted on short notice for Sir Georg Solti and conducted the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in a performance of Mahler's Eighth Symphony at Carnegie Hall. Hillis and the Chicago Symphony Chorus won their first Grammy Award (best choral performance)in February 1978 for the recording of Verdi's Requiem, conducted by Sir Georg Solti.   In the next fifteen years, Hillis and the Chorus would win eight more awards for recordings of hallmarks of the choral repertoire, including Bach's B Minor Mass, Bartok's Cantata profana, Beethoven's Missa solemnis, Brahms's A German Requiem, Berlioz's The Damnation of Faust, Haydn's The Creation, Orff's Carmina burana. Margaret Hillis retired in 1994.   Details for a memorial service are pending. Cards and letters of condolence may be sent to: Chicago Symphony Chorus, 220 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60604.   Frank Villella Rosenthal Archives of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra 312.294.3054; 312.294.3056 (fax) villellaf@chicagosymphony.org http://www.chicagosymphony.org     ********************************** David Scribner Black Iris Consulting 4775 Balmoral Drive Pensacola, FL 32504-9174 850-478-9635 - Voice 850-476-0711 - Fax david@blackiris.com      
(back) Subject: Re: Postlude Showing Off From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Wed, 04 Feb 1998 20:07:16 -0600   robert.cowley wrote: > > Reading these articles with interest, I guess in my Lutheran Church they > don't care what is played for the Postlude, they just want to get out of > there and get lunch! (Like most good Lutherans they enjoy their food!) > :>)))   Yeah...the ENTIRE church building is completely deserted within 15 minutes after the end. We Methodists want to get to the good restaraunts before the Baptists do (we get out 30 minutes ahead of them, and since our city has a majority Baptist congregation, the restaraunts are flooded with these nice people after about 12:05; we just have time to get there, get our food, and sit down before the crowd comes in :-)   For now,   Kevin C. kevin1@alaweb.com  
(back) Subject: RE: Postlude Showing Off From: Shirley <pnst@itw.com> Date: Wed, 04 Feb 1998 20:26:46   Heh.   Once played a piece entitled "Sound Cluster" for a postlude. It involved all the 16' and some 8' pedal (no 32' on ye ol' Allen), and beginning with low C.... a measure later, it added C#.... and then D.... all three pedals at the same time. The manuals had similar patterns. :)   One teenager said it sounded like the organ threw up.   Others thought the organ had broken somehow.   It sure got their attention, though! :D <------- evil grin   --Shirley (maiden name was Hannum)  
(back) Subject: Re: Postlude Showing Off From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Wed, 04 Feb 1998 20:25:02 -0600   Vernon Moeller wrote: > > >Hey, Vernon, *I* woulda been impressed too.... a 4-hand piece that > YOU > >played? All by yourself?? :) Whadja do, use your toes too? > <<ducking > >and running!>> > > > >-s. > > > > Well, of course, Shirley - hey, you guys knew I was good, but I > betcha didn't know I was that good, now didja? > > ...neither did I! ;-) > > Actually, a lady who is a Project Mgr at the local IBM plant has > popped up from nowhere and she can really play the piano. Plus, > she's never heard of the many beautiful 4-hands piano pieces that > will almost pass for church music. Last Sunday, it was Mozart - in > the future, we will also play some of the Dvorak Slavonic Dances, and > then there's Brahms, Faure, Debussy, etc. Lots of good, fun stuff! > > \/\/\   Well, I played a converted piano piece known as "March of the Astronauts" one time, and you'd be surprised at how many people told me how much they liked it. Due to "certain circumstances," we didn't put the name of the piece in the program that week. >:->   Kevin C. kevin1@alaweb.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Postlude Showing Off From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Wed, 04 Feb 1998 20:30:19 -0600   Jillian K. Schultheis wrote: > > lol! THAT'S the truth! Most of the time when I play, people are > downstairs before I finish! :)) > > Jill   Before I started playing, I had to be from my front row pew, across the sanctuary, up into the balcony, and then in the bell tower and ready to ring by the time the postlude was over. I think that's where I grew to like those long pieces...   Kevin C. kevin1@alaweb.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Ghost and Mr. Chicken Theme From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Wed, 04 Feb 1998 20:33:50 -0600   PipeLuvr@aol.com wrote: > > I too enjoy the organ "theme" and would love to purchase or obtain a copy if > anyone knows its whereabouts!   Mee too. (LOL)   Kevin C. kevin1@alaweb.com