PipeChat Digest #575 - Sunday, November 1, 1998
 
FWD: Phila., Pa. 10/31 - "Phantom of the Opera" with live organ accompani
  by "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org>
Re: INSPIRATION???
  by "Mac Hayes" <mach37@ptw.com>
Re: National Shrine of the Little Flower: All Saints, Nov 1
  by "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com>
Re: All Saints' Day vs Pentecost XXII
  by "Craig Kesner" <friarcraig@hotmail.com>
Open Console Night
  by <KriderSM@aol.com>
Re: All Saints' Day vs Pentecost XXII
  by <Afreed0904@aol.com>
Re: Reverence during the Postlude
  by <Afreed0904@aol.com>
Precedence, Occurrence, etc.
  by "Bud" <budchris@earthlink.net>
Organ Music for Halloween
  by "Bud" <budchris@earthlink.net>
halloween organ
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Progress Report/Prognosis for my Mom (X-Posted)
  by "Richard Schneider" <arpncorn@davesworld.net>
Pete Returns
  by "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org>
Re: halloween organ
  by "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@po.muohio.edu>
welcome back
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Halloween/Schober
  by "Frank Johnson" <usd465@horizon.hit.net>
Re: National Shrine of the Little Flower: All Saints, Nov 1
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
Re: halloween organ
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
 


(back) Subject: FWD: Phila., Pa. 10/31 - "Phantom of the Opera" with live organ accompaniment From: Administrator <admin@pipechat.org> Date: Sat, 31 Oct 1998 06:50:51 -0600   The following was received from a non-subscriber who asked that it get posted to the list.   Happy Halloween   David     ------------------------------------------     The Philadelphia Halloween tradition continues!     "The Phantom of the Opera" WITH LIVE ORGAN ACCOMPANIMENT   Saturday, October 31, 1998 Halloween Night 6 & 8 p.m.   Harrison Auditorium The University Museum 33rd and South/Spruce Sts. Philadelphia, Pa.   Tickets $5 at the door     This is the original 1925 silent film, starring Lon Chaney, Sr., "The Man of a Thousand Faces", in Rupert Julian's spook melodrama representing the zenith of early Hollywood horror film. The dramatic interiors were filmed in an exact replica of the Paris Opera House, which still stands today at Universal Studios. The set contained five tiers of balconies and held 3,000 extras.   The film will be accompanied live on a theatre organ installed specifically for this performance. Thrill to the roars, coos, and whispers of a masterfully improvised score, just as it was in the great movie palaces. >From quiet melodies to earthshaking fury, the atmosphere and excitement will be intensified with sounds authentic to the Golden Age of the silent film.   Don't miss it!     This event is cosponsored by the Curtis Organ Restoration Society. For more information see our website: http://www.upenn.edu/curtisorgan/   ___________________________________________________________________________ "Ignorance killed the cat. Adlai Waksman Curiosity was framed." (215) 898-6349/1976 [Spam subject to $500 fee (47 USC 227)] waksman@graphics.cis.upenn.edu **************************************** David Scribner Co-Owner / Technical Administrator PipeChat   850-478-9635 david@blackiris.com  
(back) Subject: Re: INSPIRATION??? From: Mac Hayes <mach37@ptw.com> Date: Sat, 31 Oct 1998 04:50:24 -0800   danbel@earthlink.net wrote: > Greetings everyone.... > ... "lack of inspiration."     Franck- Chorale #3 in A Minor - always brings me back to life.   My favorite recording of this is Marcel Dupre at St. Thomas, NY, 1957, Mercury.   Mac Hayes    
(back) Subject: Re: National Shrine of the Little Flower: All Saints, Nov 1 From: "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com> Date: Sat, 31 Oct 1998 09:26:58 -0500   I play at an RC Church in the central Mass. area. The priest purposely waits at the altar until verse 3 of the Recessional hymn (occasionally verse 4 if short.) By the time the procession gets to the doorway, most of the parishioners are out of their seats, so my Postlude is short or I improvise on the last hymn. This is a new positon for me, and old habits are evident, a big change from a church where most everyone sat and listened to the postlude, or sat and meditated for awhile.  
(back) Subject: Re: All Saints' Day vs Pentecost XXII From: "Craig Kesner" <friarcraig@hotmail.com> Date: Sat, 31 Oct 1998 07:11:10 PST   Alan: Your post is recieved in the manner in which it was intended. I meant not offense by my post, but simply feel that Feast that speak to a greater mystery of Christ are more important than a saints day in particular, which also is the current understanding of the church and an established practice of many years   b craig     ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com  
(back) Subject: Open Console Night From: KriderSM@aol.com Date: Sat, 31 Oct 1998 10:51:35 EST   "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> wrote:   >Stan has a good idea to get younger people involved as " future church>   >organists ". Even those kids now (a few, maybe?) taking piano lessons are   >never too late to get acquainted with organ. Don't discourage them from an   >interest in playing, and above all, don't let them play around inside the   >pipe chamber, as I have seen a few times. >A monitored environment would be   >most appreciated, I'm sure. Rick dutchorgan@svs.net   YES YES!!! 1. Do prepare a list of all keyboard teachers in the area. Invite these students, their teacher and parents (with cameras) to these Open Console Nights sessions. One group of a maximum of a dozen is best. Size of area around console best dictates the number of guests at each Open Console Night. 2. Do permit supervised glimpses of the pipe chambers IF they are easily accessible, otherwise have several sample pipes at the console and a photo of the chambers available. Austin organ owners with the Universal chest might permit supervised glimpses of the insides of the chests IF these are easily accessible. 3. Do have a plentiful supply of Wash n' Dries individual packs available for dirty fingers. 4. Do arrange for repeat visits to those who appear most interested. 5. Arrange for the third Thursday (or second Tuesday, or....) as the Open Console Night of the month. 6. Remember these are delicate and MO$T EXPEN$IVE instruments. The guests must be provided with a very short course on organ ettiquette. E.g., feather touch on the keys; always have music on rack to play, or a memorized piece; NO babyish banging on the keyboard; do not step on pedal board; press only one preset at a time and count to 5 before pressing another; etc. 7. Use a cheap timer to visually limit each player's time. Children argue less with neutral timers than they do with other people.   OIpen Console Night is in keeping with Christ's Parable of the Sower and the Seed. Seed cannot grow unless it is first sowed. You, the organist, are the Sower. May your harvest be bountiful!!!   Stan    
(back) Subject: Re: All Saints' Day vs Pentecost XXII From: Afreed0904@aol.com Date: Sat, 31 Oct 1998 11:05:52 EST     In a message dated 10.31.98 10:12:22 AM, friarcraig@hotmail.com writes:   <<Your post is recieved in the manner in which it was intended. I meant not offense by my post, but simply feel that Feast that speak to a greater mystery of Christ are more important than a saints day in particular, which also is the current understanding of the church and an established practice of many years>>   Friar: Thank you for your kind reply. I guess it comes down to "degree": "more important than." On such distinctions, there's room for differing judgments, I guess. If I were to pursue the matter, then, I'd suggest that in both your posts you are equating "the church" with "the Church of Rome." Is this in accord with current Roman Catholic ecclesiology?   Alan  
(back) Subject: Re: Reverence during the Postlude From: Afreed0904@aol.com Date: Sat, 31 Oct 1998 11:41:31 EST     In a message dated 10.31.98 9:32:05 AM, 71431.2534@compuserve.com writes:   <<By the time the procession gets to the doorway, most of the parishioners are out of their seats, so my Postlude is short or I improvise on the last hymn. This is a new positon for me, and old habits are evident, a big change from a church where most everyone sat and listened to the postlude, or sat and meditated for awhile.>>   I believe you. But what has caused this change? When I was a kid, RC churches were where people were really quiet, kneeling, praying, doing beads and stuff. Mysterious to us. We non-Romans were famous for none of the above, and quite the opposite. Now (and surely it's not all just Vatican II!) the RCs rush in and out, receive communion in the most perfunctory fashion, popping host in mouth as they stride down the aisle, etc. They turned into the least-reverent of "protestants." It seems like a complete flipflop, and I don't understand how it happened!   Alan Freed, St. Luke's Church, Manhattan  
(back) Subject: Precedence, Occurrence, etc. From: Bud <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Sat, 31 Oct 1998 09:41:56 -0800   Thank you to all who explained the Novus Kalendarium in great detail, but the question was rhetorical.   The point I was trying to make was simply this: if the sequential reading of Scripture is to take precedence over EVERYTHING and EVERYBODY, including the Saints mentioned in the Bible, and those who surrounded Our Lord during his earthly incarnation, then I think we are in danger of sinking into Calvinism. We have already seen the statues and icons disappear from our Roman Catholic colleagues' churches. "Lex orandi, lex credendi" can apply to church decoration and architecture too!   After all, we're not reading the Legends of the Saints from the Second Nocturn of Mattins at Mass ... we're reading Old Testament, New Testament and Gospel readings as we always do. Our Lord is made present whenever the Gospel is proclaimed.   EVERY Mass is a pleading before God the Father of Christ the Son's atoning Sacrifice on Calvary (done once for all time for all people) through the operation of the Holy Spirit and in Communion with the Blessed Virgin Mary and all the Saints. I don't think even "high" Anglicans were ever in danger of excessive devotion to the Saints.   And finally, there is the very human aspect of Liturgy ... the festal half of the year is alive with colour, ceremonial peaks and valleys, etc. I don't know about you, but about the second week of September I'm ready to sneak into the sacristy and BURN those radioactive green vestments.   We do just the opposite from the current practice ... during green season, we transfer Prayer Book Holy Days TO Sunday, not the other way around, since our people commute from all over the County, and it's very difficult for them to get to Mass on a weekday evening ... if you've ever driven the Orange Crush in Orange County, CA, you know what I mean!   And before I re-ignite a former thread, no, I don't "coast" during green season ... every Mass is prepared with the same care and attention to detail as every other Mass ... the music may be SIMPLER bcause one of the two families who make up the bulk of my schola may be on vacation, etc., but I still read the readings and choose the hymns, anthem, motet, and organ music to fit whatever theme(s) I pull out of them.   Cordially,   Bud St. Matthew's Newport Beach CA USA    
(back) Subject: Organ Music for Halloween From: Bud <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Sat, 31 Oct 1998 12:39:12 -0800   I'm just thinking out loud here ... I wonder if we aren't actually doing ourselves a disservice in trying to popularize the organ by such "spooky" events as have been described here recently ... and here's the reason:   Every Z-grade horror movie ever made plays the opening of the Bach d minor Toccata when the monster appears ... ditto the "Elvira, Mistress of the Dark" TV show, etc. etc. etc. ... now, Schweitzer tells us that the opening of the Toccata is the Last Trump on Judgment Day, and the Fugue represents the Resurrection of the Dead (or something like that .... my library is all at church, as usual) ... while that may be a somewhat tenuous link with Halloween, do we REALLY want to go THERE? The spectacle of Elvira's more-than-ample endowment mixed with the vision of Christ's triumphal return in glory??!! Yeah, I know, God has a sense of humor, BUT ...   The organ accompanies the most solemn and sacred moments of human existence ... Baptism, the Eucharist, Confirmation, Marriage, Holy Orders, funerals. In our church, a new organ is solemnly blessed before being put into use for the first time, and the organist is charged with its care and proper use as part of the service. It is "set aside for the worship of God, and forever excluded from all secular and profane uses".   Now, that DOESN'T mean that I don't teach and practice on the organ; nor does it mean that I keep the kids away from it ... since I'm on the main floor in the temporary chapel, I usually have half-a-dozen kids standing around watching the postlude; and since "childcare" for schola practice usually means bedding the young ones down on the pews, and setting up a table for the older ones to do their homework, I usually have my share of kids who want to play "Chopsticks" or "Row, Row Your Boat" before we start. I don't know if allowing them access to the console will turn any of them into organists; I can always hope.   Cheers,   Bud St. Matthew's Newport Beach CA USA    
(back) Subject: halloween organ From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Sat, 31 Oct 1998 16:01:41 -0500   Hey, Bud. As long as I can remember, haunted houses and organ music have gone hand-in-hand. I.E., Vincent Price- Dr. Phibes; Lon Chaney, Phantom; Tales From the Crypt, etc. What turns me off is every spooky movie w/ organ, plays that Toccata in Dm. Augmented chords played in a suspenceful way is so much more appealing. Rick    
(back) Subject: Progress Report/Prognosis for my Mom (X-Posted) From: Richard Schneider <arpncorn@davesworld.net> Date: Sat, 31 Oct 1998 17:19:16 -0800   Dear friends,   Many THANK-YOUS need to be expressed on behalf of my entire family for all of the prayers that have been offered-up for my Mom in the past week or so since my posting the request to the various Lists, and privately! Since there are so many people to inform, I trust you'll forgive the "impersonality" of this "broadcast" type EMAIL.   Anyway, on to the news:   This past Thursday, she had her surgery as scheduled. The obstruction in her intestines was removed without any complications, so from that standpoint, the surgery was a success.   The downside, however, was that they discovered that there is cancerous growth all over her abdominal cavity while they were in there doing this intestinal surgery. The doctor indicated that there is also cancer cells on the liver, which is not a very good sign.   While it is still too soon to tell exactly what will be happening next, I would tend to say that the prognosis is somewhat bleak, given how much cancerous growth appears to be there, from what we've been told. It may be that like my Dad, who passed away only 15 months ago, there is only a very little bit of time for my Mom to remain among us. I can only say that the rapidity of my Dad's demise caught us all by surprise. This time, I suppose we're all a bit more stoical, and perhaps even slightly fatalistic; our outlooks having been jaded by that last episode.   Once my Mom is released from the Hospital, (which should be next Wednesday, barring any comlications!) we will have to go to an Oncologist in order to make a determination as to what kind of treatment options are available.   At this point, they've decided not to even tell her. She appears to be in no pain, which in of itself, is a miracle. I think that her not knowing may be in hopes that she will gather her strength in order to fight this off. 90% of any battle is in the mind!   In the meantime, continued prayers would be gratefully appreciated at this time! Again, many thanks for those who have already sacrificed their time to assail the Throne of Grace. We are thankful that God takes the time to "bend His ear" to us mortals!   Faithfully,   Rich Schneider SCHNEIDER PIPE ORGANS, Inc. Organbuilders 41-43 Johnston Street Post Office Box 137 Kenney, IL 61749-0137 (217) 944-2454 VOX (217) 944-2527 FAX mailto:arpncorn@davesworld.net EMAIL (Note change in ISP's Domain-Name!)  
(back) Subject: Pete Returns From: Administrator <admin@pipechat.org> Date: Sat, 31 Oct 1998 19:03:00 -0600   HI Folks   Just a short announcement that Peter Pocock, the founder of this list and Co-Owner has returned from his sabbatical and is now back handling the Administrative duties along with me.   For those of you who are recent subscribers, both Pete and I can reached by using the Administration address found at the bottom of every list posting. The mail from that address goes to both of us.   I also have to compliment and thank all of you. Since July, when Pete went on his sabbatical, you all have been very well behaved and administering this list has been a joy. I hope that you all will keep the same tone in the future.   Pete, WELCOME BACK   David.     **************************************** David Scribner Co-Owner / Technical Administrator PipeChat   850-478-9635 david@blackiris.com  
(back) Subject: Re: halloween organ From: runyonr@po.muohio.edu (Randolph Runyon) Date: Sat, 31 Oct 1998 21:13:39 -0400   Augmented chords played in a suspenceful >way is so much more appealing. Rick > >Diminished ones do it for me.   Randy Runyon runyonr@muohio.edu Organist and Music Director, Norwood Christian Church (Cincinnati, OH) Professor of French, Miami University (Oxford, OH)      
(back) Subject: welcome back From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Sat, 31 Oct 1998 20:43:36 -0500   Gee, Dave......If I'd have known the cat was away, the mouse would have played. Just kidding. Happy Haloween. Rick dutchorgan@svs.net    
(back) Subject: Halloween/Schober From: usd465@horizon.hit.net (Frank Johnson) Date: Sat, 31 Oct 1998 21:39:58 -0500   For a number of years I had a Schober Concert organ. 32 pedals, Cresendo pedal, and swell pedal. Today I found a halloween tape I had made on the organ. It is my only recording of the organ and I really enjoyed listening to it while I had a speaker outside. It's not that I played it that well but it did really do the trick. Kids really seemed to enjoy it.   Frank Johnson   Frank R. Johnson (KA0API) Spirit of New Orleans - clarinet/leader http://www.hit.net/~usd465/ 1922 E. 14th Winfield, KS 67156      
(back) Subject: Re: National Shrine of the Little Flower: All Saints, Nov 1 From: ScottFop@aol.com Date: Sat, 31 Oct 1998 21:47:31 EST   In a message dated 10/31/98 1:02:46 AM Eastern Standard Time, RJWARSHAM@aol.com writes:   << what time is the choral (High) Mass on Sunday? Please advise. Bob Warsham >>     10:45 am.   SFF  
(back) Subject: Re: halloween organ From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Sat, 31 Oct 1998 23:15:24 -0500 (EST)     >Augmented chords played in a suspenceful >way is so much more appealing. =A0 =A0 >Diminished ones do it for me! Give me clusters! Give me clusters! (chocolate with peanut preferably)..... hehehe   ........................bruce cornely........................ o x o o ______________ o x o o o o x o ______________ x o o o o x o x ______________ o x x o   ............. cremona84000@webtv.net ............     Say something idiotic and nobody but a dog politely wags his tail. -- Virginia Graham