PipeChat Digest #265 - Sunday, February 22, 1998
 
Re: Organ {Dead or Alive}
  by <MWORGLBAU@aol.com>
Re: Organ {Dead or Alive}
  by <MWORGLBAU@aol.com>
Re: LENTEN POSTLUDE--Get This!
  by <SCoonrod@aol.com>
Re: Reply to "The First Hammond Organ"-(Thought to be)
  by <danbel@earthlink.net>
ReRe:  The first Hammond Organ (thought to be)
  by <GRSCoLVR@aol.com>
Re: LENTEN POSTLUDE--Get This!
  by Robert Ehrhardt <ehr@softdisk.com>
Re: Organ {Dead or Alive}
  by Robert Ehrhardt <ehr@softdisk.com>
Re: Jepordy/The End of this Problem!
  by <SCoonrod@aol.com>
Re: A position at last!
  by Kevin M. Simons <Kevin.M.Simons-1@ou.edu>
Re: A position at last!
  by Kevin M. Simons <Kevin.M.Simons-1@ou.edu>
Re: A position at last!
  by Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com>
"New" 8 P&Fs
  by David C. Kelzenberg <kelzenberg.david@mcleodusa.net>
Re: "Little Preludes and Fugues"
  by Sheridan Mascall <sheridan.mascall@visionet.com.au>
Re: LENTEN POSTLUDE [and other music] --Get This!
  by Sheridan Mascall <sheridan.mascall@visionet.com.au>
Re: LENTEN POSTLUDE [and other music] --Get This!
  by Sheridan Mascall <sheridan.mascall@visionet.com.au>
Lenten Postlude
  by <rnickel@itol.com>
Not LENTEN POSTLUDE - music in odd places
  by John Winn <john@jwinn.demon.co.uk>
Pipes to digital connector
  by <Ronnymn@aol.com>
Re: Pipes to digital connector
  by <CDKrug@aol.com>
Re:  Lenten Prelude
  by Ken and Chris Potter <tracker@j51.com>
Re: A position at last!
  by Frank Johnson <usd465@horizon.hit.net>
Re: Pipes to digital connector
  by Ron Yost <musik@tcsn.net>
I Sing a Song (was Re: Lenten Prelude)
  by Ken <mewzishn@spec.net>
Funny hymn references
  by Kevin M. Simons <Kevin.M.Simons-1@ou.edu>
Re: Funny hymn references
  by j nathan <jnatpat@sunsix.infi.net>
Re: Funny hymn references
  by <WmChasBeck@aol.com>
Hymn
  by Frank Johnson <usd465@horizon.hit.net>
 


(back) Subject: Re: Organ {Dead or Alive} From: MWORGLBAU@aol.com Date: Sun, 22 Feb 1998 05:06:25 EST   Dear Bruce & List,   "So does FAT   FAR OUT!!!! I've always wanted an airport named for me. <g>"   Come on, Bruce. Your not fat :) No need to put ones self down!   "PS: I love this thread -- even though I'm not able to participate because I'm aeronautically challenged."   O.K. Let's see if I can help. Knowing that you come from Gainesville Florida I'll help with some of the airports around your area. As I whip out the enroute chart for your area we find:   Gainesville-GNV (flown into here) Keystone Heights-42J Palatka-28J Lake City-31J (also flown into here) Jacksonville, Cecil NAS-NZC Jacksonville NAS-NIP Jacksonville, Herlong-23J Jacksonville, Craig-CRG Jacksonville Intl-JAX Mayport-NRB St. Augustine-SJG Bunnell-X47 Cross City-CTY Perry-40J Live Oak-24J Williston-X60 Ocala-OCF Dunnellon-X35   Etc., etc. Hope that this helps! Any more that you want, let me know. But least we forget American organists favourite airport in Magnolia Arkansas- AGO!     Michael R. Williamson Williamson-Warne & Associates Hollywood Ca. (Based out of BUR & VNY)      
(back) Subject: Re: Organ {Dead or Alive} From: MWORGLBAU@aol.com Date: Sun, 22 Feb 1998 05:06:24 EST   Dear Ron and List,   "You should stop over in ORD, they have some interesting organs in the area.   So does FAT. :) (Fresno, Calif.)"   But you haven't mentioned the organs in PRB? (Paso Robles). I would assume that you would consider the instrument in your home interesting. Looking forward to hearing more about it :)     Michael R. Williamson Williamson-Warne & Associates Hollywood Ca. (Based out of BUR & VNY)    
(back) Subject: Re: LENTEN POSTLUDE--Get This! From: SCoonrod@aol.com Date: Sun, 22 Feb 1998 08:17:46 EST   In a message dated 98-02-22 03:05:57 EST, mewzishn@spec.net writes:   << > Randy, > What a challenge!!!! you could write a chorale prelude in the style > of > Bach using the Jeopardy Theme for the cantus firmus. Then you could > do > it in the style of Walcha, Messiaen a la Celestial Banquet <G>. I think a more fitting style would be after Cage's 3'44" -- except softer. Ken Sybesma >>   GREAT IDEAS Y'ALL......I Pick this one!   R.  
(back) Subject: Re: Reply to "The First Hammond Organ"-(Thought to be) From: danbel@earthlink.net Date: Sun, 22 Feb 1998 07:29:23 -0800 (PST)     >I do not believe that the first Hammond was a chord organ....It was the Model >A, introduced in April of 1935 at the Industrial Arts Exposition at Radio City >in New York.....It was not a 1 manual organ,,,but 2 manuals and pedal,,looking >for all the world like a Hammond B-3 of later years....   This is true. Someone had posted something about the first "one-manual" Hammond and THAT was the Hammond Chord Organ. I did not say that the first HAMMOND was the chord organ---but that the first ONE-MANUAL Hammond was the Chord Organ.   djb            
(back) Subject: ReRe: The first Hammond Organ (thought to be) From: GRSCoLVR@aol.com Date: Sun, 22 Feb 1998 11:03:16 EST   HeHeHe-----Yes indeed,,,the first Hammond organ was a 2 manual as I stated previously. And sorry,,,yes,,,,I did misread the posting insofar as what you thought the first Hammond organ was. And knowing this list as I do,,,I Knew I would be resoundingly corrected,,,and I was..Pardoon! Continuing on that thread,,,,the first Hammond organ of one manual was the Novachord,which, by later definition of chord organ,,,was NOT. In today's vernacular, and more appropriately, it was a very early synthesizer! Soooooooo, since the Novachord was a 1939 product,,,and,,had 72 keys and the first Hammond Chord Organ was the Model S-6 introduced in 1962, with a three octave single manual and 48 chord buttons, IT was the first single manual chord organ produced by Hammond..Chord buttons being the operative word here,,,   Thanks for the opportunity of further elucidation.   Roc  
(back) Subject: Re: LENTEN POSTLUDE--Get This! From: Robert Ehrhardt <ehr@softdisk.com> Date: Sun, 22 Feb 1998 12:25:32 -2   On 22-Feb-98, Richard Wolf wrote: >Do you have the tympani for the last two notes?   >boom-boom [mf]   >Dick   Well, as a matter of fact, thanks to MIDI, I do!   -- Robert Ehrhardt <ehr@softdisk.com> Noel Memorial UMC,Shreveport, LA Team Amiga      
(back) Subject: Re: Organ {Dead or Alive} From: Robert Ehrhardt <ehr@softdisk.com> Date: Sun, 22 Feb 1998 12:31:42 -2   On 22-Feb-98, bruce cornely wrote:   >FAR OUT!!!! I've always wanted an airport named for me. <g>   >PS: I love this thread -- even though I'm not able to participate >because I'm aeronautically challenged.   And the abbreviation would probably be SNO!   -- Robert Ehrhardt <ehr@softdisk.com> Noel Memorial UMC,Shreveport, LA Team Amiga      
(back) Subject: Re: Jepordy/The End of this Problem! From: SCoonrod@aol.com Date: Sun, 22 Feb 1998 14:23:06 EST   In a message dated 98-02-21 22:14:00 EST, theraven@istar.ca writes:   Ruth writes: <<How totally sad. I always thought that the organists duty, job, or whatever we want to call it, ( for me it is a privilege) -Is to prepare the congregation and the "preacher" for the service to come. I believe lent to be the time of "pre suffering", the time before the sacrifice, the time of death before resurrection. Even a time of looking inside ourselves, a time to ponder our eternal goal. I find it unimaginable of the music that is discussed to be used for this very serious and emotional event. Jeopardy...... for lent, and then to find humor in this???   Wow, I am truly shocked at the lack of respect and reverence to all that which we are supposed to be Representing in song and music as musicians in the house of God.>>   Ruth, I was the original poster of this subject. In case you didn't read it I was blowing off steam to the list who I knew would understand my horror when our choir director informed me in the middle of rehearsal last Wed. that our Priest wanted to have a three minute period during lent following the dismissal when people would stay in the nave and visit with each other "Giving Up Anonimity For Lent"....and during that time, he wanted me to play on the chimes the musical time ticking theme from the Jepordy TV show. I'm sure that we all agree on how totally inappropriate this is, esepecially when we switch to the more somber wording of Rite I.   However, I do appreciate the humor that has been shown in trying to cheer me up.   She (the director) wasted no time in informing the rector of my reaction to this choice, and I arrived in church this morning to find a note in my box that I was to see him at once before church. As do most Episcopal Priests, ours expects to be the last word on liturgy and music, and it is only fitting that if we are to work in this denomination that we as employees of the priest do his bidding, regardless of our opinion, or we can resign.   In the quick meeting he (our priest) was upset with me at first, but relented on the Jepordy theme if I would just play quietly on the chimes so as to encourage the people to visit. Once he understood that it was the music I objected to and not his "vision" of how this would take place everything is OK now. I do understand where he is coming from, and I promised that we would work together to find a gratifying solution to the problem.   Do I want to stay in this situation forever? NO, but I do want to have a good working relationship with my cohorts in church, and for the most part I do.   Thanks y'all for helping me lighten up on this, you have no idea how horrible I felt when I found out that this might take place, but everything is OK and I even told him the good Father that if he would work the Jepordy theme into his sermon I would do it on the first Sun. of Lent. NOOOOO----I don't want to, but I learned long ago that you work with your superiors, not aginst them. He has done a great deal of good for our parish, so I will overlook this tacky idea for the sake of peace amongst all of the staff, NOT TO MENTION MY PAYCHECK!   RandyT    
(back) Subject: Re: A position at last! From: "Kevin M. Simons" <Kevin.M.Simons-1@ou.edu> Date: Sun, 22 Feb 1998 13:17:39 -0600   Kevin Cartwright wrote:   > > Yeah, you'll have to make a cheezy text graphic now. > > How is the organ used at that church? St. Thomas Episcopal here in > Greenville is basically a really big snore for the organist. > >   The organ is a Moeller. I would say about 7 ranks, although I'm not totally sure, its pretty heavily unified. Its a pretty nice instrument, and I love the trumpet rank. The great is under expression, but seperate from the swell which gives it a nice flexibility. I'm excited to start and already all planned up for Lent and Easter. The church is beautiful and has won architectural awards. I just hope the congregation receives the organ well. They haven't had it turned on in over a year! I'll just be judicious in my registration. No full organ right away!   Kevin M. Simons Organist, St. Thomas More Catholic Church Norman, Oklahoma  
(back) Subject: Re: A position at last! From: "Kevin M. Simons" <Kevin.M.Simons-1@ou.edu> Date: Sun, 22 Feb 1998 13:21:27 -0600   > Do you know if there is anything in OK City on internet about the Kilgen > that is in the civic auditorium? Also is there a theater organ group there > that is on internet? I'd really appreciate finding out about the above > questions. > > Frank >   I don't believe there is a chapter of ATOS down here, at least that I am aware of. There is also supposedly a fairly large TO in Edmond, OK, not to far from OKC. I'll see what I can find out about the Kilgen. I did hear it the other day, and its in darn good shape!   Kevin M. Simons Organist, St. Thomas More Catholic Church Norman, Oklahoma > Frank R. Johnson (KA0API) > Spirit of New Orleans - clarinet/leader > http://www.hit.net/~usd465/ > 1922 E. 14th > Winfield, KS 67156 >  
(back) Subject: Re: A position at last! From: Kevin Cartwright <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Sun, 22 Feb 1998 13:47:36 -0600   How much noise can a seven rank make anyway? There is a five rank Moller at the Episcopal church here, and the only thing its got going for volume is the Open Diapason 8'.   I'm sure people will really like the organ. In our church, when the organ is out-of-service for whatever reason on a Sunday...we get several complaints and questions. A good friend that had been doing mission work nearby for two years was forced to move on (she drove to Greenville from another town for church every Sunday because she liked our outreach program). The first Sunday I played the organ in public was the last for her in Greenville. She, of course, was excited for me, but the last words I heard from her were "I think the pipe organ is the closest sound to the voice of God I can imagine." Just try to glorify God and not yourself on that first day.   Our church has wonderful archetectural features, but we are so far into the middle of nowhere, no one comes to look at it.   Have fun and GOOD LUCK (or faith)!!   Kevin Cartwright kevin1@alaweb.com   Kevin M. Simons wrote: > The organ is a Moeller. I would say about 7 ranks, although I'm not > totally sure, its pretty heavily unified. Its a pretty nice instrument, > and I love the trumpet rank. The great is under expression, but > seperate from the swell which gives it a nice flexibility. I'm excited > to start and already all planned up for Lent and Easter. The church is > beautiful and has won architectural awards. I just hope the > congregation receives the organ well. They haven't had it turned on in > over a year! I'll just be judicious in my registration. No full organ > right away! > > Kevin M. Simons > Organist, St. Thomas More Catholic Church > Norman, Oklahoma  
(back) Subject: "New" 8 P&Fs From: "David C. Kelzenberg" <kelzenberg.david@mcleodusa.net> Date: Sun, 22 Feb 1998 14:14:30 -0600   Hi Pipechat--   I saw some reference to a new book, recording, or edition (not sure which) of something called 8 P&Fs on Pipechat. Unfortunately, I missed the original reference. Might this be the "Bach" 8 Little P&Fs?   Would somebody mind re-posting the information? This has me curious. Thanks!   David C. Kelzenberg kelzenberg.david@MCLEODUSA.NET  
(back) Subject: Re: "Little Preludes and Fugues" From: sheridan.mascall@visionet.com.au (Sheridan Mascall) Date: Mon, 23 Feb 1998 07:23:26 +1100     -----Original Message----- From: Judy A. Ollikkala <71431.2534@compuserve.com> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Date: Sunday, 22 February 1998 22:25 Subject: Re: "Little Preludes and Fugues"     >I haven't looked at the book, but George Bozeman explained that it has >baroque fingering which puts a different emphasis on the music, and when he >played them that way, they sounded very much more elegant and quite >different, I have played them for years, but not like he did. P.S. I don't >enjoy trying to play baroquely. I'm not telling you to go out and buy the >book, I was only answering a query about it from someone.     Have you looked at where the page-turns are? The edition I have was put together by someone who obviously didn't give that a thought at ALL. I've had to photocopy half the pages and paste them in so I don't have the problem - shouldn't have to do that when you buy a new book. :/   ~Sheridan~    
(back) Subject: Re: LENTEN POSTLUDE [and other music] --Get This! From: sheridan.mascall@visionet.com.au (Sheridan Mascall) Date: Mon, 23 Feb 1998 07:43:59 +1100     -----Original Message----- From: danbel@earthlink.net <danbel@earthlink.net> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Date: Sunday, 22 February 1998 22:25 Subject: Re: LENTEN POSTLUDE [and other music] --Get This!     > >>> you might sit in front of the "tube" for several nights and collect TV >>> themes > >Would suggest the theme to the "Flintstones" --would make a lovely postlude >I think! >     The Star Trek:TNG theme!!!!!!!   ~Sheridan~    
(back) Subject: Re: LENTEN POSTLUDE [and other music] --Get This! From: sheridan.mascall@visionet.com.au (Sheridan Mascall) Date: Mon, 23 Feb 1998 07:49:35 +1100     -----Original Message----- From: Glenda <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Date: Sunday, 22 February 1998 22:25 Subject: Re: LENTEN POSTLUDE [and other music] --Get This!     >I'm sorry - I have resisted this thread now admirably for myself, but >suddenly I was reminded of a conversation a couple weeks ago. I was at the >console of a friend's organ and noticed that he had some transcriptions of >a couple movements of Saint-Saens' 3d Symphony. When he came in, we >started talking about it. He said he had ordered it because he had a >wedding coming up, and the bride requested the "theme from the movie BABE". > I hadn't seen the movie, so I just looked at him and guffawed. > >Well, I went to my nearest movie rental store and found BABE, and inserted >it into the machine at home. There was Saint-Saens all over the place.     This is one of my all-time faves ... I walked into Babe unsuspecting and nearly had to be restrained by those I was with - it was wonderful. And I made sure the music lesson was not lost on my stepdaughters.... I think I made them listen to the original (Marie-Claire Alain) some time after.   To make an unscheduled left-hand turn - while we're talking about music showing up in unexpected places .... there was this pc game I got for the kids, called 'Commander Keen' ... and the last frame if you like of the last game had this music playing constantly as you tried to defeat the seek-and-destroy machines .. I found it inCREDibly irritating - it was a constant ba-badada-Ba sort of thing... and it got under your skin and mad it harder to complete the mission (Okay, I admit it, I played it too). Then, years later, I ran across it on a classic compilation album .... guess what it was? The theme from 'Mars' by Holst! Amazing :) I waved that past the kids too, when I found it. Poor things :)   Hugs, ~Sheridan~    
(back) Subject: Lenten Postlude From: rnickel@itol.com Date: Sun, 22 Feb 1998 17:06:00 -0600 (CST)   Why don't you write a chorale prelude with the Jeopardy theme as a cantus firmus   >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>I guess I'll take the commiserating approach to Randy's problem. I remember once as the organist for a Methodist church, I was asked by the new minister to play background music during the sermon. As he reached the climax, I was supposed to build the music as well. It never happened. I said, "Don't you think that's a bit Hollywood-ish? I don't really feel comfortable doing that." That ended that. As it turned out, he had a lot of radical ideas and only lasted as the pastor just short of one year. (Tragically, he committed suicide about three years after that.)   >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Maybe I missed a post or two, but ... Randy, have you asked your priest what his intention was to have this music played as the postlude? Of course people will recognize the tune and wonder what the heck you are doing ... and then for six weeks yet, too! (I'm quite sure building a chorale prelude on the tune and burying it amidst chord progressions, etc., is not what this priest has in mind.) If he really insists on having this music played, I would suggest a note in the bulletin detailing the reasoning behind it.   >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Isn't church work interesting?   Bob Nickel The Moravian Church Sturgeon Bay, WI 2/23 Jaeckel tracker      
(back) Subject: Not LENTEN POSTLUDE - music in odd places From: John Winn <john@jwinn.demon.co.uk> Date: 22 Feb 98 21:16:08 +0000   As Sheridan said:-   > To make an unscheduled left-hand turn - while we're talking about music > showing up in unexpected places .... there was this pc game I got for the > kids, called 'Commander Keen' ... and the last frame if you like of the last > game had this music playing constantly as you tried to defeat the > seek-and-destroy machines .. I found it inCREDibly irritating - it was a > constant ba-badada-Ba sort of thing... and it got under your skin and mad it > harder to complete the mission (Okay, I admit it, I played it too). Then, > years later, I ran across it on a classic compilation album .... guess what > it was? The theme from 'Mars' by Holst! Amazing :) I waved that past the > kids too, when I found it. Poor things :) > Another piece of music that I found in an unexpected place was at the end of a Commodore 64 skiing game. When the course was completed the program broke into "Jesu, joy of man's desiring." -- John Winn   Upminster, England    
(back) Subject: Pipes to digital connector From: Ronnymn@aol.com Date: Sun, 22 Feb 1998 19:11:42 EST   Briefly, I am purchasing a home soon to be constructed. There is a location in the home that I can easily envison placing a pipe organ chest. I would want it connected to my midi compatable electronic organ counsel. I would like to plan in advance, by having the contractor "wire" that place through the walls to another location. My question. Is there a common enough "cable" I could have them place that would be compatible with or easily adapted to and what is it called? Or to be on the safe side are there two seperate types of "umbilical cords" I should have placed just to be on the safe side?? tia Ron  
(back) Subject: Re: Pipes to digital connector From: CDKrug@aol.com Date: Sun, 22 Feb 1998 20:55:45 EST   In a message dated 98-02-22 20:22:59 EST, you write:   << Is there a common enough "cable" I could have them place that would be compatible with or easily adapted to and what is it called? >>   Yes, email me privately and I'll tell you.   It's pretty much balanced audio cable--to run within walls, it needs to be NEC-CM rated. I would recommend Belden cable.  
(back) Subject: Re: Lenten Prelude From: tracker@j51.com (Ken and Chris Potter) Date: Sun, 22 Feb 1998 23:02:29 -0500     S. Coonrad writes: >There is definately humor to be found in this, BUT REMEMBER, I MAY ACTUALLY >HAVE TO PLAY THE THEME FROM JEPAORDY!! And if I do I will do everything I can >to play it with enthusiasm, but it strikes me as sacreligious to the hilt. I >would rather suffer through "I Sing A Song Of The Saints Of God" a million >times before I had to do this! As I understand it this is to be the postlude >EVERY Sunday during lent..... :-( > >R.   Whoa dude, "I Sing A Song" is one of my very favorite hymns. I want It at my funeral. It's not the saccharine little ditty it seems. Where else are you going to find lyrics like "one was killed by a fierce wild beast" and "one was a shepherdess on the green"? I still remember John Spellers wonderful post about that one referring to his grandfather (?) being killed by a bear or something. It is very campy, but all episco's who grew up with that hymn love it. And it's way fun to sing.   Ken (who wants to be one too, three, four, five.)   ============================================================================ Kenneth G. Potter, Minister of Music St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Westchester Square 914/358-2528 2500 Westchester Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461 tracker@j51.com ============================================================================                  
(back) Subject: Re: A position at last! From: usd465@horizon.hit.net (Frank Johnson) Date: Sun, 22 Feb 1998 20:57:23 -0600     >I don't believe there is a chapter of ATOS down here, at least that I am >aware of. There is also supposedly a fairly large TO in Edmond, OK, not >to far from OKC. I'll see what I can find out about the Kilgen. I did >hear it the other day, and its in darn good shape! > Thank you Kevin. Wish I were close enough to come hear your first Sunday.   Frank   Frank R. Johnson (KA0API) Spirit of New Orleans - clarinet/leader http://www.hit.net/~usd465/ 1922 E. 14th Winfield, KS 67156      
(back) Subject: Re: Pipes to digital connector From: Ron Yost <musik@tcsn.net> Date: Sun, 22 Feb 1998 18:57:14 -0800   Hi!   Are we talking about a simple MIDI cable?? If so, be careful of the length of run involved. You might need a MIDI 'booster' if the run is more than about 30-feet, but it will work. Sure wish I'd put a MIDI cable in *my* walls! :(   If you're thinking of the wiring to operate pipe valves (solenoids) .. well, that's more complicated and bulky. I'd run the MIDI cable in the wall and have the MIDI processor\pipe driver board(s) on the end with the pipechest(s). (Which reminds me .. does anyone know of a wall-mounted 5-pin-DIN MIDI jack plate??)   Also, get good-quality 'pro' MIDI cable ... not RadioShack cable. Check out a good music store for advice and for the proper grade of cable. Pro cable, with pro connectors, is not much more expensive than junk .. and it's surely a lot less expensive than the time you waste tracing a bad MIDI cable! :)   "Musician's Friend", in Medford, Oregon, is a good mail-order place to check for stuff like this (they KNOW MIDI!):   http://www.musiciansfriend.com   Phone: 1-800-776-5173 to order, or for a catalog.   Good luck!   Ron Yost, Paso Robles, Calif.      
(back) Subject: I Sing a Song (was Re: Lenten Prelude) From: Ken <mewzishn@spec.net> Date: Sun, 22 Feb 1998 22:08:39 +0000   Ken and Chris Potter wrote:   > Whoa dude, "I Sing A Song" is one of my very favorite hymns.   Such a shame there are no other texts in the Hymnal 1982 by the author of "I Sing a Song..." Anyone named Lesbia Scott is okay in my books. She (I'd hate to think a name like "Lesbia" would be wasted on a person of the male sex) includes what I believe is the first reference in a hymn to those saints who were gay: "...and one was a queen..." You better process it, girl!   Ken Sybesma        
(back) Subject: Funny hymn references From: "Kevin M. Simons" <Kevin.M.Simons-1@ou.edu> Date: Sun, 22 Feb 1998 21:12:51 -0600   Howdy List,   Talking about the hymn "I Sing a song.." and the name of the author, it reminded me of another funny thing that happened a few years ago when I was singing in a choir.   We were singing the opening hymn, I can't remember the name of it now, but in the text somewhere was the phrase "Now I raise my Ebeneezer". During the sermon (which was particularly bad that morning) a friend of mine passed around a kind of David Letterman top Ten list. Top Ten Ways to Raise your Ebeneezer! Someof them were "Use a bicycle tire air pump".   Anybody remember the name of the hymn? We used to sing it all the time, but I haven't done it in awhile.   Kevin M. Simons Organist, St. Thomas More Catholic Church Norman, Oklahoma  
(back) Subject: Re: Funny hymn references From: j nathan <jnatpat@sunsix.infi.net> Date: Sun, 22 Feb 1998 21:28:48 -0600   Kevin M. Simons wrote: > > Howdy List, > > Talking about the hymn "I Sing a song.." and the name of the author, it > reminded me of another funny thing that happened a few years ago when I > was singing in a choir. > > We were singing the opening hymn, I can't remember the name of it now, > but in the text somewhere was the phrase "Now I raise my Ebeneezer".     "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing"   j nathan patton  
(back) Subject: Re: Funny hymn references From: WmChasBeck@aol.com Date: Sun, 22 Feb 1998 22:32:02 EST   In a message dated 2/22/98 7:26:34 PM Pacific Standard Time, Kevin.M.Simons-1@ou.edu writes:   << We were singing the opening hymn, I can't remember the name of it now, but in the text somewhere was the phrase "Now I raise my Ebeneezer". >>   The hymn is "Come thou fount of ev'ry blessing"   Bill Beck Organist & Director of Music St. Cyril of Jerusalem Church Encino, CA  
(back) Subject: Hymn From: usd465@horizon.hit.net (Frank Johnson) Date: Sun, 22 Feb 1998 21:34:36 -0600   I am also on a dixieland mail list and have my own dixieland group. We do a number of church services. The Queen City Jazz Band out of Denver has a marvelous lady who sings with them and on their latest album she does an old hymn that I was not aware of. I seems that many people have heard it however. On the album it is called "Peace! Be Still" but the jacket notes indicate that it used to be called "Master the Tempest is Raging." She does it very slowly and it is beautiful. I just wonder if many of you are familiar with this beautiful hymn?   Frank   Frank R. Johnson (KA0API) Spirit of New Orleans - clarinet/leader http://www.hit.net/~usd465/ 1922 E. 14th Winfield, KS 67156