PipeChat Digest #610 - Thursday, November 26, 1998 Re: I've been offended AGAIN. by "Frank Johnson" <email@example.com> organist shortage by "VEAGUE" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Insulting Kevin by "VEAGUE" <email@example.com> Re: organist shortage by "Robert Horton" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Re: organist shortage by <WRansomeJr@aol.com>
(back) Subject: Re: I've been offended AGAIN. From: email@example.com (Frank Johnson) Date: Wed, 25 Nov 1998 23:07:42 -0500 >Kevin, > >Follow your dream Son. Don't let anyone discourage you. Persevere is the >watchword. I wish there were more young people who shared your enthusiasm. I >am pullin for you, and wish you success. I believe you can make it happen! > >Later, >Phil L. > Kevin, you know I'm a supporter of yours and always read your posts. Please know that we need more young people with you convictions! Frank Frank R. Johnson (KA0API) Spirit of New Orleans - clarinet/leader http://www.hit.net/~usd465/ 1922 E. 14th Winfield, KS 67156
(back) Subject: organist shortage From: "VEAGUE" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Thu, 26 Nov 1998 00:17:20 -0500 To Karl's Letter... also too, churchs often put a taboo on anyone touching the instrument. Tutored practice time and organ introductions should be encouraged to prospective organists. Rick
(back) Subject: Insulting Kevin From: "VEAGUE" <email@example.com> Date: Thu, 26 Nov 1998 00:24:10 -0500 Don't give up, Kevin... I've had arm-chair experts tell me I would never get my 2/9 Wurli playing. Now, they are not welcome in my house. Let them arm-chair somewhere else.
(back) Subject: Re: organist shortage From: Robert Horton <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Wed, 25 Nov 1998 23:43:53 -0600 At 12:17 AM 11/26/98 -0500, you wrote: >To Karl's Letter... also too, churchs often put a taboo on anyone touching >the instrument. Tutored practice time and organ introductions should be >encouraged to prospective organists. Rick Sometimes, house rules work against organ lessons. If the resident clergy are heavy into keeping the sanctuary quiet for prayer, then you're pretty much sunk. For example, it's explicitly written out that the St. Lawrence organ (II/26 Andover) is only to be used for "polishing works ready for performance and not for the elementary learning of notes". The contract goes on to state that all practicing must be done on a "subdued" registration (e.g. Flute 8' - box shut tight) and that the organists must "conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the sanctity of the space". I wouldn't even TRY to teach in a space like this. I don't know about you all, but when I teach a student...it's usually more than a little disruptive to a "prayerful atmosphere". All sorts of hollering, stomping, joking, etc...that the clergy would definitely not like. Granted, prayer is the first reason the building exists...but it's a huge handicap for the student. Cheers, Robert Horton, Associate Minister of Music St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center 1800 Engel Road #970, Lawrence, KS 66045 http://falcon.cc.ukans.edu/~gemshorn/ Two Rules for Success in Life 1. Don't tell people everything you know 2.
(back) Subject: Re: organist shortage From: WRansomeJr@aol.com Date: Thu, 26 Nov 1998 02:33:39 EST In a message dated 11/25/98 9:45:16 PM Pacific Standard Time, email@example.com writes: > Granted, prayer is the first reason the building exists...but it's a huge > handicap for the student. > The Church also exists to give glory and praise to God through dance, loud music, and hearty laughter...Perhaps a good compromise in your situation (which is my opinion only) would be to have 2/3 of the time devoted to prayer and meditation, but to allow the musician (s) time for practice and "full use" of the organ.