PipeChat Digest #530 - Wednesday, September 23, 1998
 
Re: Demise of Willis and Hill Norman & Beard
  by "John Winn" <john@jwinn.demon.co.uk>
Dr. Edward A. Peterson
  by "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@ameritech.net>
FINALLY!!!
  by <JCarington@aol.com>
Re: FINALLY!!!
  by "Terry Charles" <tcorgan@gte.net>
Re: FINALLY!!!
  by <ORGANUT@aol.com>
Re: What should the name be? A TO list is comming!!!
  by <ORGANUT@aol.com>
Re: What should the name be? A TO list is comming!!!
  by "Steve Margison" <steve@organman.com>
Re: Jesse's arranging
  by "Karen R. Clifton" <karencl@worldnet.att.net>
Re: What should the name be? A TO list is comming!!!
  by <ORGANUT@aol.com>
Re: Jesse's arranging
  by "Ralph Martin" <Rmartinjr@email.msn.com>
What should the name be? A TO list is comming!!!
  by "Wendell Openshaw" <wopensh1@san.rr.com>
(no subject)
  by "Ralph Martin" <Rmartinjr@email.msn.com>
playing with blocks
  by "Ralph Martin" <Rmartinjr@email.msn.com>
Re: Jesse's arranging
  by "bruce cornely" <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re:  RE: RE: Practice Technique - Part 1
  by <D1Bar@aol.com>
 


(back) Subject: Re: Demise of Willis and Hill Norman & Beard From: "John Winn" <john@jwinn.demon.co.uk> Date: 22 Sep 98 13:15:58 +0000   > Has anyone heard anthing about the demise of Willis and Hill, Norman & > Beard? > > Richard Weber > > Milwaukee > Hill Norman & Beard have unfortunately closed a few months ago. If anyone is interested I'll have a dig through my archives.   Henry Willis & Sons Ltd are still functioning.   Henry Willis IV (?) has retired and the business has been purchased by David Wyld, who had been working with Willis's before.   Hope that is of some help.   John       -- John Winn   Upminster, England    
(back) Subject: Dr. Edward A. Peterson From: "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@ameritech.net> Date: Tue, 22 Sep 1998 12:04:31 -0500   Dear Lists,   It is with a great deal of sadness that I forward the following post from the Reed Organ Society. We will all miss the ReedDoc and his occasional witty posts to remind us not to take ourselves too seriously. We'll miss you Ed.   Sincerely,   Jon C. Habermaas   From ROS:   Dr. Edward A. Peterson   R I P   Our beloved Editor passed away yesterday following a short illness.   A founding member of the ROS, Ed took over the post of Editor of the ROS _Bulletin_ from Wesley Lewis, with the May 1986 issue.   His wit, acumen and skills - but particularly his wit - will be greatly missed.   * * *     Funeral 10AM Thursday, Myers Mortuary, Lebanon IN   Flowers: (source) Michael Lley, "Botannica", (765)483-0303     * * *   Jim Tyler <tylerj@crl.com>  
(back) Subject: FINALLY!!! From: JCarington@aol.com Date: Tue, 22 Sep 1998 14:08:52 EDT   I started a thread that stuck!!!! YAY!!!!   John Carington Chesterton, Indiana  
(back) Subject: Re: FINALLY!!! From: "Terry Charles" <tcorgan@gte.net> Date: Tue, 22 Sep 1998 14:19:31 -0500   ""I started a thread that stuck!!!! YAY!!!!""   Would you mind repeating "what" it was?   TC      
(back) Subject: Re: FINALLY!!! From: ORGANUT@aol.com Date: Tue, 22 Sep 1998 15:17:07 EDT   John, If this is the thread I think it is, it has become the GORDIAN knot. The responses keep coming in.   Phil L.  
(back) Subject: Re: What should the name be? A TO list is comming!!! From: ORGANUT@aol.com Date: Tue, 22 Sep 1998 17:04:42 EDT   How about TREMCHAT or HEAVYTREM .   Phil L.  
(back) Subject: Re: What should the name be? A TO list is comming!!! From: "Steve Margison" <steve@organman.com> Date: Tue, 22 Sep 1998 16:28:15 -0500   Try these: CIPHERCHAT WINDLINES VOX-NET       |===================== Steve Margison =====================| |=== Staff Organist, Tivoli Theatre, Downers Grove, IL ===| |Organs, Theatres, Ham Radio, Lots of things at my WebSite:| | www.organman.com | |==========================================================|    
(back) Subject: Re: Jesse's arranging From: "Karen R. Clifton" <karencl@worldnet.att.net> Date: Tue, 22 Sep 1998 18:29:10 -0700   Ralph: Would this technique of intro do for hymn introductions? No reason why not, I suppose, except that the congregation may wonder if I am introducing the same hymn they're fixing to sing! I'm anxious to sit down and try it. Hope you will go ahead with the echo melody that you mentioned. Thanks so much. Karen  
(back) Subject: Re: What should the name be? A TO list is comming!!! From: ORGANUT@aol.com Date: Tue, 22 Sep 1998 18:22:27 EDT       How about: 2NDTOUCH@ or TIBIA@   Phil L.  
(back) Subject: Re: Jesse's arranging From: "Ralph Martin" <Rmartinjr@email.msn.com> Date: Tue, 22 Sep 1998 18:29:16 -0400   Hi Karen These techniques are really designed for modern arranging or theater organ. Depending on the kind of music your church features, it may or may not be a viable approach. I have been to some Southern Baptist churches where you could do this sort of thing, though.   Jesse absolutely refused to rearrange a hymn. He would play them only as written.   best Ralph Martin        
(back) Subject: What should the name be? A TO list is comming!!! From: Wendell Openshaw <wopensh1@san.rr.com> Date: Tue, 22 Sep 1998 15:33:02 -0700   Here is my suggestion: TIB-BITS   Wendell Openshaw    
(back) Subject: From: "Ralph Martin" <Rmartinjr@email.msn.com> Date: Tue, 22 Sep 1998 21:04:37 -0400   It's kind of long, but how about theaterbuffs?   Ralph Martin        
(back) Subject: playing with blocks From: "Ralph Martin" <Rmartinjr@email.msn.com> Date: Tue, 22 Sep 1998 21:33:00 -0400   List The following is an introduction into the arranging of modern blocks and an easy way to practice and play them:   Let's begin by laying out a few temporary rules. 1# All right-hand chords must contain four notes (including lead or melody). This means major chord have to have a 6th added at the very least. You may also use major 9ths (3rd-5th-7th-9th in any inversion). In this case the 7ths are the real 7th note of the scale upon which the chord is formed. NOT the flatted 7th (or diminant).   7th chords , omit the root and add the 9th (simply move the root up one whole tone)   2# When the melody note is actually part of the chord, simply play the inversion that has the melody on top (1st voice)   3# When the melody note is NOT part of the chord, play a diminished 7th chord based on the melody note.   4# The left hand duplicates the melody one octave below the melody note. (that's why this technique is sometimes referred to as "locked Hands").   EXAMPLE: Let's suppose we have a plain old "C" chord and our melody is the C major scale. We play a C6 chord (C-E-G-A). The first melodt note is "C", so we play the C6 chord with the "C" on top. The next melody note is a "D". Since this is not a chord note, we play a Ddim7 with the "d" on top. Get the idea?   PRACTICE: Practice the C6 chord by inverting it until you arrive at the next "C". Next, Do the same thing while doubling the melody an octave lower.   Next Practice the entire C scale including the diminished chords on the lead notes, D-F-and B.   We will build on this as time goes by. Do the same thing with other chords you may run across in the Key of C. Thrrrere will be a problem executing these blocks smoothly but, unfortunately, I can't help you without being ther at an organ keyboard in front of you.   You have heard these same blocks arranged in the reed section of the late Glen Miller, George Shearing on piano and, most noticably by the late Buddy Cole on Theater pipe organ.   Questions?....post me.   best Ralph Martin        
(back) Subject: Re: Jesse's arranging From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Tue, 22 Sep 1998 21:48:50 -0400 (EDT)     >Would this technique of intro do for hymn > introductions? No reason why not, I suppose, > except that the congregation may wonder if I > am introducing the same hymn they're fixing > to sing! Sure it would. You'll know if you did a really good job when you look out into the congregation and all of the hymnals are being held up-side down and people are wagging their heads in approval!   ........................bruce cornely........................ o o o o ______________ o o o o o h o o ______________ o o g o o o s o ______________ o a o o   ............. cremona84000@webtv.net ............     If the old dog barks he gives counsel. --George Herbert    
(back) Subject: Re: RE: RE: Practice Technique - Part 1 From: D1Bar@aol.com Date: Wed, 23 Sep 1998 00:45:54 EDT   Charles--   I really do apologize for nit-picking on the toccata. Now I'm terrified to write anything in case a boo-boo slips in. Thanks for your gracious response!!   My teacher, Frances Clarke, who is a well known pedagogue (sp??) is really a teacher of teachers. I believe the idea was always to be in control of practicing and to avoid too gradual a build up of tempo. The process can become boring allowing bad habits to creep in. Thus the slow, controlled process, going to desired tempo, without too many gradual changes!   My spelling is better than my sentence construction!!   Doris