PipeChat Digest #223 - Thursday, January 29, 1998
 
Re: Thoughts on Volume
  by o\r fiol <fiol@bway.net>
re: Gameboy
  by Paul Opel <popel@sover.net>
other keyboard lists
  by o\r fiol <fiol@bway.net>
Which is it?  Moller, Moeller or Mo"ller?
  by Richard Schneider <arpncorn@dave-world.net>
Moller archives
  by Richard Schneider <arpncorn@dave-world.net>
re: Gameboy
  by bruce cornely <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: Moller archives
  by Richard Wolf <floww@webtv.net>
Re: PipeChat Digest #221 - 01/28/98
  by Vernon Moeller <vernonm@ccsi.com>
Apologies
  by Vernon Moeller <vernonm@ccsi.com>
Re: Wedding Fees  (was: From Today's Sydney Morning Herald)
  by Jon C. Habermaas <opus1100@ameritech.net>
RE: Gameboy
  by Wildhirt, Richard <Richard.Wildhirt@PSS.Boeing.com>
RE: Gameboy
  by Adam Levin <alevin@advance.net>
Re: Looking for contacts in SINGAPORE
  by Vincent lefèvre <vlefevere@unicall.be>
RE: Gameboy
  by Wildhirt, Richard <Richard.Wildhirt@PSS.Boeing.com>
Re: Moller archives
  by <GRSCoLVR@aol.com>
GOING TO SAN FRANCISCO
  by <steve.lamanna@tavsnet.com>
RE: Gameboy
  by Adam Levin <alevin@advance.net>
RE: Gameboy
  by Shirley <pnst@itw.com>
RE: Gameboy
  by Jack R Hooton <jhooton@darientel.net>
Re: T.O. Pipework facades?
  by Kevin.M.Simons-1 <Kevin.M.Simons-1@ou.edu>
Re: Volume and Moeller
  by Vernon Moeller <vernonm@ccsi.com>
re:Gameboy
  by Jon C. Habermaas <opus1100@ameritech.net>
Re: Which is it?  Moller, Moeller or Mo"ller?
  by Robert Ehrhardt <ehr@softdisk.com>
RE: Gameboy
  by John L. Speller <jlspeller@stlnet.com>
 


(back) Subject: Re: Thoughts on Volume From: "o\r fiol" <fiol@bway.net> Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 07:44:49 -0600   Dear Dan and list,   There are many purely acoustic sounds that indeed touch other parties of the human being than the ears. Gongs, drums, whistles and foghorns have been known to touch other parts of the human body because of their frequencies. So, I don't think our seemingly natural hunger to be touched throughout our whole body is a result of too much exposure to loud music or full-out stops. On the contrary, loud music is an attempt to simulate what certain instruments do on a purely acoustic level.   Love, Orlando    
(back) Subject: re: Gameboy From: Paul Opel <popel@sover.net> Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 09:38:15 -0400   Myself, I bring the New York Times magazine section. Playing for two churches, I have two sermons to sit through- Sometimes, I can finish the entire crossword puzzle before going home.     Paul   >>>Have you ever considered taking your Gameboy to play with during >>>"boring" sermons > >You could just go outside and smoke a cigarette. Aren't those >Gameboy batteries expensive? > >Kurt > >"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     http://www.sover.net/~popel      
(back) Subject: other keyboard lists From: "o\r fiol" <fiol@bway.net> Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 09:01:25 -0600   Dear List,   Please forgive me for asking this question here, it being off topic. But, being totally blind, I find myself not knowing where to turn for this. Do any of you know of e-mail lists similar to this one devoted to the piano or harpsichord? I'd appreciate any URLs, but if folks don't want to waste band width on this, they can e-mail me privately at: fiol@bway.net   Thanks, Orlando    
(back) Subject: Which is it? Moller, Moeller or Mo"ller? From: Richard Schneider <arpncorn@dave-world.net> Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 09:06:20 -0600   On Wed, 28 Jan 1998 14:06:04 -0500, Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca> writes:   > When I read all the posts about Moller, and then some about Moeller, I > get confused!   Poor Chap. I guess I would have thought a person in as much command of the King's English as you would have Surmized that what is going on is:   Moller is properly spelled with an umlaut (") over the o, but since most people in these English speaking parts don't generally acqauint themselves with the use of that character very often, they, instead, insert the e after o to give it that same sound characteristic when pronounced.   So, the rough equivalent of o", is oe.   Most folks forget about it altogether and just write: Moller and let it go at that. > I think that I have gleaned that the Company went out of business   You have surmized correctly: they are gone, but it is, so far as I know, only one company. Now, some folks who used to work for Mo"ller have gone out and started their own spin-off firms, but insofar as I know, none can re-claim the Mo"ller name anymore, since it is now owned by Allen in Pennsylvania.   FWIW,   Faithfully,   "Arp in the Corn Patch"   Richard Schneider SCHNEIDER PIPE ORGANS, Inc. Kenney, IL 61749    
(back) Subject: Moller archives From: Richard Schneider <arpncorn@dave-world.net> Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 09:16:54 -0600   On Thu, 29 Jan 1998 00:38:42 -0600 Richard Wolf <floww@webtv.net> writes:   > Records now with Allen Organ Co.   Incorrect.   That WAS true, right after Moller's demise and auction. Then Allen most generously donated those records to the Organ Historical Society's Archive, where they are being catalogued at enormous expense of both time and money by the OHS Archivist, Stephen Pinel.   Information can be obtained from them for a modest fee.   Hope this helps clear-up the confusion.   Faithfully,   "Arp in the Corn Patch"   mailto:arpncorn@dave-world.net    
(back) Subject: re: Gameboy From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 10:26:21 -0500   >just go outside and smoke a cigarette   Or stay inside and smoke a cigarette.... just remember to keep ringing those little bells each time you puff!   bruce cornely o o o __________ o o o ago (dean) ohs o o __________ o o  
(back) Subject: Re: Moller archives From: floww@webtv.net (Richard Wolf) Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 09:31:53 -0600   Allen rep. stated archives with Allen.   Excuse me.  
(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #221 - 01/28/98 From: Vernon Moeller <vernonm@ccsi.com> Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 10:01:14 -0600   >Sheridan Mascall wrote: >> >> A WEDDING to remember. Michelle Farrell, of Emu Plains, [snip!]... >> Just as the vows were exchanged and the priest was to >> pronounce them man and wife, voices came from above - flashes of >> lightning, claps of thunder and a downpour of rain. All scurried >> through the storm to the reception at a local civic centre.   Then Kevin sez: >What I want to know, >why did everyone leave the ceremony for a storm if they were in a church >anyway? >   I didn't read it that way. I think they probably finished the ceremony and *then* "scurried through the storm" to the reception.   Sometimes ya gotta read something a couple of times to make sure you get the right idea. Unfortunately, the written word cannot express thoughts the way the spoken word can - lots of arguments in this list, and others, too, start this way, I feel sure.   As for charging after the wedding, I don't do that. I agree to play for a fixed fee and I get paid before or at the wedding rehearsal. Usually, it works out so that I play for about 30 minutes, total, including pre-wedding music, processional and recessional and maybe one song. At my rate, it boils down to about $250/hr for the wedding itself; of course, I have to factor in the rehearsal which is about an hour, so after all is said and done, my hourly rate is about $80. About once every couple of years or so, I have to play a lot of extra music at a wedding: one time, the ringbearer's tux didn't have any pants, so they had to rush to the tux rental place and get some; another time, the sound tech was having trouble linking the sound system to a long-distance phone connection so that the groom's mother, who was in her 90's and living in a nursing home several hundred miles away, could listen to the ceremony as it occurred. The way I figure it is that organists who schedule one wedding right after another at different locations really earn their keep, but they also have a strong likelihood of developing ulcers, and there isn't enough money in the world to pay me to develop ulcers. I have done 3 in one day, all at different locations, but I was really beat that evening, plus keeping everybody's music straight was a mess.   Just my opinion....   \/\/\         >For now, > >Kevin Cartrwight >kevin1@alaweb.com > >--------------------------------------------------------------------- - > >Subject: Re: T.O. Pipework facades (CROSS POSTED) >From: bpearson@adelaide.on.net (Brian Pearson) >Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 11:31:02 +0930 > >>Jason D. Comet wrote: >>>Have there ever been theater pipe-organ installations >>>with exposed {working} pipework in facade, as opposed >>>to being totally enclosed/under expression? Thanks! > >The Capri Theatre in suburban Goodwood in Adelaide, >South Australia, did not have an organ when built in >1940. When the South Australian Division of the Theatre >Organ Society of Australia [TOSA(SA)] bought it as a >home for our organ, the seating was reduced from 1250 >to 865, and the organ was constructed in front of the original stage on the >Stalls (Orchestra) floor in place >of the removed seats. > >It occupies two chambers on either side of the large >screen. The theatre is equipped for all wide screen >formats and 3D film projection with state of the art >sound. The current film "Titanic" has been shaking the >floor for several weeks now. There is a screen curtain, >and another much larger one in front of it which can be >drawn back from the screen for films, and further to >reveal the chambers when the organ is playing the >overture, or for the regular organ concerts which have featured most of the >world's finest theatre organists. > >The chambers are fronted by large panes of centimetre >thick glass, with the shutters above them, speaking >directly into the auditorium. The four manual 273 stop >tab Wurlitzer console is on a lift at centre stage, so >that organists can hear each chamber in correct balance, >and the presence of the organ in the theatre is so direct >that it is easily possible to hear where the ranks in >use are situated, while at the same time the ensemble >is very full and satisfying with the small "just right" amount of >reverberation that the theatre has. > >Both the console and the chambers can be lit with an >array of changing colours, and this includes the >reservoirs, tremulants and wind lines in the sub- >chambers which are in both timber and PVC. So far from >the latter being cheap and nasty, it is by far the most neatly satisfactory >of all trunking and it catches the lighting in a most decorative fashion. >One of the >secrets of the success of this organ which is generally acknowledged to be >one of the finest of its kind in the >world is the very careful attention which was given to optimum winding and >tremulation. Each chamber has its >own blower. > >Two of the 30 actual ranks, the 16' Tibia I extension >and the Diaphonic Diapason are unenclosed behind the >screen, as is the Marimba Harp. All other percussions >except the chimes are unenclosed in front of the >chambers so that they can be seen working when in use. >The large apron stage in front of the screen is able to >accommodate large bands and choral groups which are frequently featured >with the organ, as well as a grand >piano and the organ's own piano, which can be seen on opposite sides of the >stage at all times without being >in any way obtrusive during film presentations. > >We believe that this organ is the only one in an >operating cinema anywhere in the world where the organ >can be seen by the audience as are the several fine >pizza parlor instruments in the USA, and we are very >proud of it. The cinema is, apart from a small core management and >projection staff, operated by unpaid volunteers. As one of them (and I'm a >licenced >projectionist of 57 years experience as well), this >retired teacher greatly enjoys showing visitors our >theatre and organ, and giving them information about >the other organs in Adelaide and in other Australian >cities. > >I append a rank list of the organ. > >Cheers, >Brian. >********************************************************* >THE CAPRI 4/29 THEATRE ORGAN, ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA. > >MAIN CHAMBER > >RANK PITCHES PIPES MANUFACTURER > >DIAPASON 16-8-4-2 97 WURLITZER >FLUTE 16-8-4-2 97 WURLITZER >FLUTE CELESTE 8-4 73 WURLITZER >MUSETTE 8 61 TRIVO >SALICIONAL 8-4 73 CHRISTIE >SALICIONAL CELESTE 8-4 73 WURLITZER >GAMBA 16-8-4-2 97 CHRISTIE >GAMBA CELESTE 8-4 73 WURLITZER >VIOLE D'ORCHESTRE 8-4 73 WURLITZER >VDO CELESTE 4 61 WURLITZER >TIBIA CLAUSA II 8-4-2 84 KIMBALL/DODD >TRUMPET 8 61 TRIVO >TUBA HORN 16-8-4 85 WURLITZER >VOX 8 61 CHRISTIE >......................................................... >SOLO CHAMBER > >CLARINET 16-8 73 CHRISTIE >ENGLISH HORN 8 61 TRIVO >HARMONIC TUBA 8 61 WURLITZER >KINURA 8 61 WURLITZER >LIEBLICH FLUTE 8-4 73 WANGERIN >OBOE HORN 8 61 EX-CHURCH >ORCHESTRAL OBOE 8 61 TRIVO >QUINTADENA 8 61 STEPHENS >SOLO STRING 8-4 73 MORTON >STRING CELESTE 8-4 73 MORTON >TIBIA CLAUSA I 16-8-4-2 97 WURLITZER >VOX 8 61 WURLITZER >HORN DIAPASON 8-4 73 MEYER & SONS >SAXOPHONE 8 61 TRIVO >......................................................... >UNENCLOSED (REAR STAGE) > >DIAPHONIC DIAPASON 16-8 44 WURLITZER >TIBIA CLAUSA I EXT'N 16 13 KIMBALL >......................................................... >TOTAL PIPES: MAIN 1069, SOLO 950, STAGE 57 = 2076. >......................................................... > >PERCUSSIONS (UNENCLOSED EXCEPT FOR SOLO CHIMES): > >SOLO SIDE OF STAGE: >PIANO 16-8-4 85 KIMBALL >CHIMES 8 25 WURLITZER >GLOCKENSPIEL 2 30 WURLITZER >XYLOPHONE 4 37 WURLITZER >SLEIGH BELLS 4 25 WURLITZER > >REAR STAGE: >MARIMBA HARP 4 49 WURLITZER > >MAIN SIDE OF STAGE: >CHRYSOGLOTT 4 >UNTUNED PERCUSSIONS AND CINEMATIC EFFECTS (TOY COUNTER). >************************************************************* > > > > > >--------------------------------------------------------------------- - >End of PipeChat Digest > >"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: Apologies From: Vernon Moeller <vernonm@ccsi.com> Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 10:45:18 -0600   Oops! I accidentally sent a file to the list with an improper subject and too much undeleted text! Mea culpa, mea culpa!   Sorry 'bout that! I got in a hurry and disconnected my brain a bit early! I'll try to be more careful in the future.   \/\/\    
(back) Subject: Re: Wedding Fees (was: From Today's Sydney Morning Herald) From: "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@ameritech.net> Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 10:49:49 -0600   Shirley wrote: > > At 22:02 01/28/98 EST, you wrote: > > > When I was younger I spouted off like I knew > >everything, and all it got me was a bunch of adults who paid me little mind. > > Me too.... it seems that when we're in our teens and early 20s, we think > we know it all. It isn't till years later when we are embarrassed by the > actions we took, the words we said, that we realize how blissfully ignorant > we really were. > > (...) > Shucks Shirley...is that what happened. I knew I was SMART once.   regards,   Jon  
(back) Subject: RE: Gameboy From: "Wildhirt, Richard" <Richard.Wildhirt@PSS.Boeing.com> Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 09:54:29 -0800   > From: Kurt Kehler[SMTP:kmkehler@compuserve.com] > > You could just go outside and smoke a cigarette. Aren't those > Gameboy batteries expensive? > > Kurt > > This is a frustrating thread, because we could all do well to actually listen to the words of the preacher, particularly if you play for a true Christian church. Oooo, what a concept! IMHO, being a church organist is not just a job, folks. It's a ministry, and you need to be regularly fed to effectively accomplish that ministry. Get to the words of the message, and try not to get too hung up on the delivery.  
(back) Subject: RE: Gameboy From: Adam Levin <alevin@advance.net> Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 12:58:58 -0500 (EST)   On Thu, 29 Jan 1998, Wildhirt, Richard wrote: > This is a frustrating thread, because we could all do well to actually > listen to the words of the preacher, particularly if you play for a true > Christian church. Oooo, what a concept! IMHO, being a church organist > is not just a job, folks. It's a ministry, and you need to be regularly > fed to effectively accomplish that ministry. Get to the words of the > message, and try not to get too hung up on the delivery.   What about for those of us who aren't Christian but are (or might someday be) church organists.   -Adam      
(back) Subject: Re: Looking for contacts in SINGAPORE From: " Vincent lefèvre" <vlefevere@unicall.be> Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 19:13:21 +0100     --------------44023C69BCAEC50B0393F591 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit       Philippe Beullens wrote:   > hi list > > On my next trip to Australia (july/august) I might make a stopover in > SINGAPORE. It depends on if I'm taking the interesting offer of Singapore > Airlines or not. > >   Philippe, Jan Van Mol heeft eveneens belangstelling voor Singapore. Wellicht is het interessant met hem contact te nemen. Zijn adres: Ten Otter 11, 2980 Haale-Zoersel - tel. 033/84.24.49 - GSM 095180537 Jan Van Mol is organist-titularis in de St.-Pauluskerk in Antwerpen BTW mijn GSM nr 0477/28.56.80 Groetjes Vincent     --------------44023C69BCAEC50B0393F591 Content-Type: text/html; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML> &nbsp;   <P>Philippe Beullens wrote: <BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=CITE>hi list   <P>On my next trip to Australia (july/august) I might make a stopover in <BR>SINGAPORE. It depends on if I'm taking the interesting offer of Singapore <BR>Airlines or not. <BR>&nbsp; <BR><A HREF="mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org"></A>&nbsp;</BLOCKQUOTE> Philippe, <BR>Jan Van Mol heeft eveneens belangstelling voor Singapore. Wellicht is het interessant met hem contact te nemen. <BR>Zijn adres: Ten Otter 11, 2980 Haale-Zoersel - tel. 033/84.24.49 - GSM 095180537 <BR>Jan Van Mol is organist-titularis in de St.-Pauluskerk in Antwerpen <BR>BTW mijn GSM nr 0477/28.56.80 <BR>Groetjes <BR>Vincent <BR>&nbsp;</HTML>   --------------44023C69BCAEC50B0393F591--    
(back) Subject: RE: Gameboy From: "Wildhirt, Richard" <Richard.Wildhirt@PSS.Boeing.com> Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 10:12:24 -0800   > From: Adam Levin[SMTP:alevin@advance.net] > > What about for those of us who aren't Christian but are (or might > someday > be) church organists? > > Then the urgency for you to listen is obviously greater. Whether you are a Christian or not, you'd still do well to listen. It's certainly healthier--and definitely more appropriate--than a Gameboy, a crossword puzzle, or smoking.  
(back) Subject: Re: Moller archives From: GRSCoLVR@aol.com Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 13:12:35 EST   call or write to OHS for the correct disposition,,,I think your Allen guy is a bit behind the times.......I can distinctly remember reading of the volume and the cost of moving a while back in *THE TRACKER",,,OHS's publication......   Jerome Markowitz has passed on,,,,,,he was the only infallible one at Allen,,,the rest of them are subject to correction from time to time.....<G>   Incidentally,,,for those interested in a whole lot of electronic organ history,,,*Triumphs and Trials of an Organ Builder* is an excellent history,,,by Jerome Markowitz-----Allen Organ Co.  
(back) Subject: GOING TO SAN FRANCISCO From: steve.lamanna@tavsnet.com Date: Thu, 29 Jan 98 13:28:35 -0500     Hi everyone....   For the first time in almost 20 years, I find myself traveling out to San Francisco during the 6-11th of February....   I would like to see one or two TO Installations while I am there and don't really know where to begin in terms of who to call regarding this.....   Help!   Thanks!   Steve LaManna      
(back) Subject: RE: Gameboy From: Adam Levin <alevin@advance.net> Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 13:28:55 -0500 (EST)   On Thu, 29 Jan 1998, Wildhirt, Richard wrote: > > From: Adam Levin[SMTP:alevin@advance.net] > > What about for those of us who aren't Christian but are (or might > > someday > > be) church organists? > Then the urgency for you to listen is obviously greater. Whether you > are a Christian or not, you'd still do well to listen. It's certainly > healthier--and definitely more appropriate--than a Gameboy, a crossword > puzzle, or smoking.   When I sing in my organ teacher's choir (Lutheran), we're up in front of the congregation. Even when I disagree with the Pastor's message, I always make the attempt to look interested and pay attention. I'm reminded of a video to teach children how to be altar servers in the Catholic Church where they emphasized that the altar servers must always pay attention and not look around distractedly or yawn or whatever. It's a question of leading -- when members of the congregation see you ignoring the priest, they tend to be distracted themselves. So, I always make the effort to pay attention out of politeness if nothing else. It helps that the pastor is a *very* good speaker. :)        
(back) Subject: RE: Gameboy From: Shirley <pnst@itw.com> Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 13:32:03   At 10:12 01/29/98 -0800, you wrote:   >Then the urgency for you to listen is obviously greater. Whether you >are a Christian or not, you'd still do well to listen. It's certainly >healthier--and definitely more appropriate--than a Gameboy, a crossword >puzzle, or smoking.   ..... not to mention the example you're setting for your choirs, especially the younger aged ones. If it's OK for the organist not to listen to the sermon, then it must be OK for me in the choir loft, right?   On a more practical note, whenever I tried to look for music for the following Sunday during a sermon, I've been known to miss the "Amen" at the end, and therefore miss my cue!   --Shirley      
(back) Subject: RE: Gameboy From: Jack R Hooton <jhooton@darientel.net> Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 13:42:17   >What about for those of us who aren't Christian but are (or might someday >be) church organists.   Or those of us who have been Christian all our lives and may change our minds!   --- Jack R Hooton St Simons Island, GA mailto:jhooton@darientel.net mailto:72613.3620@compuserve.com  
(back) Subject: Re: T.O. Pipework facades? From: "Kevin.M.Simons-1" <Kevin.M.Simons-1@ou.edu> Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 12:47:26 -0600   CDKrug wrote: >   > Professional church choisters are not above putting the NYTimes crossword in > their folders. Makes it look like their taking notes on the sermon. Not that > MY choir members EVER do anything like that . . . >   Hmmm...That sounds very familiar...   Kevin M. Simons  
(back) Subject: Re: Volume and Moeller From: Vernon Moeller <vernonm@ccsi.com> Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 13:20:25 -0600   Regarding volume: when I played organ for my mom's wedding last fall, I used a Rodgers PO/EO combination instrument. Their current organist, as it turns out, does not play pedals, so when I did, the members of the congregation who attended asked me, "Where did you get all those wonderful low notes? Our organist never plays any of them - can you show him how?" And all this, mind you, from me playing just simple basic pedal lines, nothing fancy.   Regarding Moellers: since this question comes to my email box from time to time, I just thought I'd mention that I'm not related to the Mo"ller family or company, and that while Ken Sybesma is correct about the Mo/Moe relationship being determined by the presence or lack of an umlaut, my family traces its heritage back to 14th-century Bavaria (whatever it was called back then) and on no family documents will you find our name spelled with an umlaut. Regarding umlauts, our family name is kind of like the slogan for 7Up (and the joke comparing 7Up to nuns): "Never had it - never will!" ;-)   \/\/\        
(back) Subject: re:Gameboy From: "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@ameritech.net> Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 13:23:40 -0600   After following this thread I wonder if there is a clue here as why organs are apparently falling out of favor at worship services. I envy you folks that have an organ as part of your worship service. We have a piano, flute, guitar,drums and periodically someone at a keyboard. I can guarantee all these folks are totally emersed in the worship service. As much as I miss not having an organ as part of the service, the quality of the worship service is far more important and I have to be satisfied with hearing the organ at OHS events, recitals, etc.   Jon  
(back) Subject: Re: Which is it? Moller, Moeller or Mo"ller? From: Robert Ehrhardt <ehr@softdisk.com> Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 13:34:59 -2   As I recall the Mo(e)ller family came to America from Holland. In the old Dutch spelling, the umlaut over the "o" indicates that it should be a long vowel. Modern spelling would probably be "Mooller."   -- Robert Ehrhardt <ehr@softdisk.com> Noel Memorial UMC,Shreveport, LA Team Amiga      
(back) Subject: RE: Gameboy From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 13:49:43 -0600 (CST)   At 01:32 PM 1/29/98, Shirley wrote:   >On a more practical note, whenever I tried to look for music for the >following Sunday during a sermon, I've been known to miss the "Amen" at the >end, and therefore miss my cue!   I was once in the choir of a church where the organist used to slip out through a passage beside the organ during the sermon, out of the sacristy door, and into the churchyard for a quiet smoke. He could only be observed doing this by the choir, who were of course too loyal to tell anyone. On one occasion, however, he forgot to leave the sacristy door unlocked and found he could not get back in. He then had to come back in through the west door of the church, observed by the priest and the entire congregation. Needless to say the choir all fell about laughing.   A friend told me another story along the same lines. He was in the choir of a church where the organist used to go out and buy donuts for the choir during the sermon. In order to do this unobserved he used to have to crawl behind the altar to get across the chancel. This always worked fine until Good Friday when there was of course no altar frontal. An entire church full of people saw their organist crawling behind the altar holding a paper bag full of donuts in his teeth ...   Let those stories be a lesson to all of you!   John.