PipeChat Digest #306 - Monday, March 23, 1998
 
Re: my fave wedding anecdote
  by "ComposerTX" <ComposerTX@aol.com>
Great Performers
  by "Ruth" <theraven@istar.ca>
Re: Who Is????
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com>
Re: Great Performers
  by "ComposerTX" <ComposerTX@aol.com>
Re: Great Performers
  by "Shirley" <pnst@itw.com>
Re: Great Performers
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: Who Is????
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re[2]: Who Is????
  by "Robert Ehrhardt" <ehr@softdisk.com>
Practice
  by "karencl@worldnet.att.net" <karencl@worldnet.att.net>
Re: my fave wedding anecdote
  by "Cornelius Heckel" <heckelphone@mailcity.com>
 


(back) Subject: Re: my fave wedding anecdote From: ComposerTX <ComposerTX@aol.com> Date: Sun, 22 Mar 1998 15:08:38 EST   Cornelius and Nels, thanks for the post "fave" is short for "favorite" or "favourite" I live and play in Dallas; where are you? Thanks Danny Ray  
(back) Subject: Great Performers From: Ruth <theraven@istar.ca> Date: Sun, 22 Mar 1998 18:39:15 -0500   RE: Previous post that has been on my mind all day. Imagine, asking for "In the Garden" UGH   I suppose the difference between a regular musician and a great musician can sometimes only be in one's attitude. Imagine if the gentleman who played "In the Garden" so memorably, would have just said "ugh". He probably would never have ended up with a beautiful arrangement that could even satisfy the "higher and mightier players".   Why is it that so many pipe organ players can look down at "normal people's" music.... as if it was too lowly and simple for them to play?   Great is the musician who can satisfy the lowliest and the mightiest, and do so with grace and courtesy and without pretentiousness.   Kind of like the difference between the Ritz and the Manger in the Stable.   Ruth      
(back) Subject: Re: Who Is???? From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> Date: Sun, 22 Mar 1998 05:04:52 -0800   > re: tuxedo > > Yes! but it only fits the larger of my two beagles!! ;-) > > bruce cornely o o o __________ o o o > ago (dean) ohs o o __________ o o   Bruce: I think you just lost the bet! I knew I could get a response! HA!   Regards,   Glenda    
(back) Subject: Re: Great Performers From: ComposerTX <ComposerTX@aol.com> Date: Sun, 22 Mar 1998 18:49:03 EST   good preachin, ruth  
(back) Subject: Re: Great Performers From: Shirley <pnst@itw.com> Date: Sun, 22 Mar 1998 22:26:18   At 18:39 03/22/98 -0500, you wrote:   >Kind of like the difference between the Ritz and the Manger in the Stable. > >Ruth     Humility.   I think "humility" is the word you're looking for here. I have had the opportunity to work with some musicians I would categorize as "great", as well as the mediocre ones we've all worked with. It's the "great" ones who are humble, who allow their music to speak for them. No self-glorification.   I look at all the work, all the organization, all the rehearsals that went into tonight's Brahms performance. And I look at the man at the helm of it all (Michael Kemp), and I see a great man. This is a humble man. Sure, he knows he's good at what he does or he wouldn't be doing it. At the same time, there is a certain humility about him that's no act.   And the sound of the orchestra and of the choir spoke *volumes* for his talent and his dedication.   This is greatness, IMO, to be able to sit back and let your work speak for you.   --Shirley   PS - Yes, the Brahms Requiem went well.  
(back) Subject: Re: Great Performers From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Sun, 22 Mar 1998 23:16:05 -0500   Ruth, The only thing almost as wonderful as a beautiful piece of music is the smile on the face of someone who has just had something "mundane" played beautifully for them!!   bruce cornely o o o __________ o o o ago (dean) ohs o o __________ o o  
(back) Subject: Re: Who Is???? From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Sun, 22 Mar 1998 23:17:07 -0500   %#@&%*&%$# !!   bruce cornely o o o __________ o o o ago (dean) ohs o o __________ o o  
(back) Subject: Re[2]: Who Is???? From: Robert Ehrhardt <ehr@softdisk.com> Date: Sun, 22 Mar 1998 22:36:51 -0500   You reaaly MUST watch your language, Bruce. What will the beagles think?!?   -- Robert Ehrhardt <ehr@softdisk.com> Noel Memorial UMC,Shreveport, LA Team AMIGA    
(back) Subject: Practice From: "karencl@worldnet.att.net" <karencl@worldnet.att.net> Date: Mon, 23 Mar 1998 00:09:11 -0800   Hi Listers: Do you who are church musicians have a practice regimen? I find myself torn between practicing what I WANT to practice (such as a terrific new piece of music) and what I NEED to practice (such as the upcoming anthems). I plan my preludes and offertories a month in advance to give to the church secretary for the bulletin. For my practice time, I have these categories: 1. Scheduled preludes and offertories that I already know but need to brush up on and polish, possibly re-register. 2. Upcoming anthems - and I don't always know when we're going to sing what - I usually know at least 2-3 weeks in advance. 3. New music that isn't very difficult. But I've learned the hard way not to schedule anything until I've learned it!! 4. New music that is hard and needs lots of work. An example is the Widor Toccata that I'm working on. 5. The upcoming Sunday hymns, which I usually don't have until at least the Wednesday before Sunday. 6. Books I have that I'd like to piddle through looking for things I'd like to learn. Books such as the Dupre 79 Chorales, the Bach Liturgical Year, The 80 Chorale Preludes, and many others that are thick, but I've never had the time to plough through. I've played things from all these, but feel there are no doubt others in there I'd enjoy playing. How the heck to you apportion your time??? Have any of you worked out a neat system? I know first things ought to come first - and I have learned from experience that I learn better over time than all at once. What I mean is, I profit more from 10 minutes a day for five consecutive days on a piece that from 50 minutes all in one session. Therefore - I should be practicing ahead the upcoming anthems and voluntaries, but this leaves little time for the fun part. What do you folks do??? Karen  
(back) Subject: Re: my fave wedding anecdote From: "Cornelius Heckel" <heckelphone@mailcity.com> Date: Mon, 23 Mar 1998 00:56:23 -0700   ComposerTX <ComposerTX@aol.com> writes Sun, 22 Mar 1998   >Cornelius and Nels, >thanks for the post >"fave" is short for "favorite" or "favourite" >I live and play in Dallas; where are you? >Thanks >Danny Ray   Allo,   Cornelius and Nels is both same people. Nels is <<spitzname>> is like <<nickname>> from Wörterbuch and Cornelius was name of grossvater.   <<fave>> is translates like liebling. Is many funs - Nels learning all the kewl dude words. Yukka-yukka.   Nels is being in lounge making typing on computer and fast soon is going to make practice at orgel. Notes come more better than words with Nels.   Nels       Get your FREE, private e-mail account at http://www.mailcity.com