PipeChat Digest #1049 - Monday, August 30, 1999
 
Suggestions needed for Organ Dedication
  by "Pat Maimone" <patmai@juno.com>
Re: Suggestions needed for Organ Dedication
  by <DudelK@aol.com>
Re: Suggestions needed for Organ Dedication
  by "Richard Pinel" <rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk>
Being an organist
  by "Richard Pinel" <rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk>
Municipal Mollers: Two lost organs revisited  (LONG!!)
  by "Will Scarboro" <whs1325@garnet.acns.fsu.edu>
Small home pipe organ?
  by "Michael Robertson" <mrobe@ibm.net>
Re: Small home pipe organ?
  by <HensonMark@aol.com>
Re: Small home pipe organ?
  by "jchabermaas" <opus1100@theatreorgans.com>
Re: Being an organist
  by "bruce cornely" <rohrschok8@webtv.net>
Re: Municipal Mollers: Two lost organs revisited  (LONG!!)
  by "bruce cornely" <rohrschok8@webtv.net>
Re: Small home pipe organ?
  by "bruce cornely" <rohrschok8@webtv.net>
Re: Suggestions needed for Organ Dedication
  by "Bud/Burgie" <budchris@earthlink.net>
Re: Small home pipe organ?
  by <Prestant16@aol.com>
Goin' to the Court
  by "Jason D. Comet" <bombarde8@juno.com>
Re: Suggestions needed for Organ Dedication
  by "N Brown" <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
Re:  What pieces are these?
  by "Jeff Stanway" <jstanway@mail.island.net>
Re: Being an organist
  by "N Brown" <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
Music at First Church (X-posted)
  by "N Brown" <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
 


(back) Subject: Suggestions needed for Organ Dedication From: Pat Maimone <patmai@juno.com> Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 06:46:30 -0400   Early Sunday morning greetings, Pipechatters!   On Choralist, Karen DeBack <Singer83@aol.com> asked for suggestions for a choral piece or two with organ accompaniment for the upcoming rededication of her church's recently releathered Austin.   Here are some details about the church and the instrument: ELCA Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Elgin, Illinois ( Elgin is about 1 hour NW of Chicago.) Austin 3 manual pipe organ of 31 ranks of pipes, plus chimes & cymbala installed in 1965. When I asked, "Is your organist a topnotch one who could play music of any level of difficulty?" her reply was "Topnotch organist! :) We're so lucky."   My first thought was Cesar Franck's "Psalm 150," with the translation of verse 4b (only one cup of coffee speaking;-) that says "Praise him with stringed instruments and organs."   She is looking forward to our suggestions and thanks us a million [in advance] for our time and talents.   Hope that all your services go well today. Ours will be held at a local pond in honor of the ceremony of baptism as well as a Newcomers' Welcome Picnic.   Pat Maimone (ordinarily at the Post Chapel III/57 hybrid Aeolian-Skinner/Moeller console/Gress-Miles) West Point, NY ___________________________________________________________________ Get the Internet just the way you want it. Free software, free e-mail, and free Internet access for a month! Try Juno Web: http://dl.www.juno.com/dynoget/tagj.  
(back) Subject: Re: Suggestions needed for Organ Dedication From: DudelK@aol.com Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 06:57:43 EDT   In a message dated 99-08-29 06:46:05 EDT, you write:   << On Choralist, Karen DeBack <Singer83@aol.com> asked for suggestions for a choral piece or two with organ accompaniment for the upcoming rededication of her church's recently releathered Austin. >> The Britten Jubilate Deo (O be joyfoul) is a nice piece with a good organ part. Maybe I'll think of something else during the 8:45 and 10 Masses = this morning -- if I wake up! David  
(back) Subject: Re: Suggestions needed for Organ Dedication From: "Richard Pinel" <rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk> Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 17:04:36 +0100   >Early Sunday morning greetings, Pipechatters! > > On Choralist, Karen DeBack <Singer83@aol.com> asked for suggestions >for a choral piece or two with >organ accompaniment for the upcoming rededication of her church's >recently releathered Austin.     How about the Magnificact from Dyson in D, it isn't too hard but great fun = - just one thing, can the choir sing top Bb? What about the Kyrie or Gloria from the Vierne, Messe Solonelle - for two organs but just possible on one. The Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus or Angus from the Langlais Mass are good fun too (and more manageable on one organ!)   Richard    
(back) Subject: Being an organist From: "Richard Pinel" <rpinelchat@musicman123.freeserve.co.uk> Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 17:13:51 +0100   Hi List,   I had a really good morning today, I played at a church in the centre of = my town (a very old one) which is actually round! (No joke). Anyway, the organ was a three manual tracker (yes) unfortunately it lacked in registration aids! (No flames please - I know how to cope quite easily without buttons to push!). I don't think it has been touched since it's building about 5,000,000 years ago. The action was far too heavy but I = like the sound. The reeds were very brash, and could almost have been French. = The service was really good fun though and I played quite well!   After playing for 2 years now it feels really good to be recommended by other organists in town to deputise for organists during the holidays as = it gets me dosh and more well known. What I'm trying to say is that it is = great to actually be working after putting in loads of work!   Richard    
(back) Subject: Municipal Mollers: Two lost organs revisited (LONG!!) From: Will Scarboro <whs1325@garnet.acns.fsu.edu> Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 12:33:43 -0400     Dear fellowlist members,   Due to some breakthroughs in my project I am now able to present to you two stoplists of organs that I have had no information about them. Two organs built by Moller in 1924 and 1927 for the auditoriums in Washington D.C. and San Antonio, TX. Unfortunately both of these organ no longer exist, the Washington organ having been junked in the 1950's and the San Antonio organ have been burned in a great fire that gutted the auditorium in the late 1970's. As you will see these organ are very different from one another, the Washington organ was designed by Archer Gibson and built in 1924. It contains no unification on the manuals at all. You will also notice two other things about this organ: first, it contains more string stops than any other types. Secondly, you will notice that Mr. Gibson = tends to use the same stop names over and over; Bass Trumpet appears three = times. Personally, I think working for Aeolian had gotten to Mr. Gibson's head. This organ also contains three mixture stops.   The San Antonio organ is much different. Built in 1927 it contains more unification and duplexing on the manuals than the Washington organ. There are no independent mixtures, instead the mutations (most of which are of the string variety) are wired to one knob to form a mixture. Also unusual is the 4' Basset Horn on the Choir. I hope you enjoy reading through these =   specifications of two previously unknown municipal organs.   Will Scarboro   Will Scarboro, Organ Historian American Municipal Pipe Organ Research Project 1996 OHS E. Power Biggs Fellow Student - Florida State University School of Music Home of the Mighty Holtkamp     Moller - Opus 4019 1924 Municipal Auditorium, Washington, D.C.   Great Organ - Enclosed (?) - 61 pipes   1. Double Diapason 16' 2. First Diapason 8' 3. Second Diapason 8' 4. Gamba 8' 5. Viole d' Amour 8' 6. Gemshorn 8' 7. Grossfl=F6te 8' 8. Fern Fl=F6te 8' 9. Octave 4' 10. Holhfl=F6te 4' 11. Fifteenth 2' 12. Mixture V (8-12-15-17-19) 13. Bass Trumpet 16' 14. Trumpet 8' 15. Tuba 8' 16. Clarion 4' 17. Tremulant   Swell Organ - Enclosed - 73 pipes unless noted   18. Bourdon 16' 19. Diapason 8' 20. Gamba 8' 21. Viole d' Orchestre 8' 22. Viole d' Orchestre Celeste 8' 23. Salicional 8' 24. Salicional Celeste 8' 25. Aeoline 8' 26. Aeolian Celeste 8' 27. Gedeckt 8' 28. Violina 4' 61 pipes 29. Flute Harmonique 4' 61 pipes 30. Flautina 2' 61 pipes 31. Mixture III (12-15-17) 32. Bass Trumpet 16' 33. Cornopean 8' 34. Oboe 8' 61 pipes 35. Vox Humana 8' 61 pipes 36. Tremulant       Choir Organ - Enclosed - 73 pipes unless noted   37. Contra Gamba 16' 38. Diapason 8' (English) 39. Quintadena 8' 61 pipes 40. Dolce 8' 41. Dolce Celeste 8' 42. Dulcet 8' 43. Dulcet Celeste 8' 44. Concert Flute 8' 45. Flute d' Amour 4' 61 pipes 46. Piccolo 2' 61 pipes 47. Contra Fagotta 16' 61 pipes 48. Clarinet 8' 61 pipes 49. Orchestra Oboe 8' 61 pipes 50. Tremulant   Solo Organ - Enclosed - 61 pipes   51. Stentorphone 8' 52. Gamba 8' 53. Gamba Celeste 8' 54. Gross Fl=F6te 8' 55. Holhfl=F6te 4' 56. Bass Trumpet 16' 57. Trumpet 8' 58. Saxaphone 8' 59. French Horn 8' 60. Cor Anglais 8' 61. Clarion 4' 62. Tremulant   Echo Ancillary (floating) - 73 pipes unless noted   63. Diapason 8' 64. Muted Viol 8' 65. Muted Viol Celeste 8' 66. Fern Fl=F6te 8' 67. Waldfl=F6te 4' 68. Mixture III (12-15-17) 69. Vox Humana 8' 61 pipes 70. Tremulant         String Ancillary (floating) - 73 pipes unless noted   71. Gamba 8' 72. Gamba Celeste 8' 73. Viole d' Orchestre 8' 74. Viole d' Orchestre Celeste 8' 75. Salicional 8' 76. Salicional Celeste 8' 77. Dulcet 8' 78. Dulcet Celeste 8' 79. Vox Humana 8' 61 pipes   Percussions Ancillary (Floating)   80. Piano 88 notes 81. Chimes 20 metal tubes 82. Harp 8' 61 metal bars 83. Celeste 4' (from # 82)   Pedal Organ   84. First Diapason 32' (sic) (from # 85) 85. First Diapason 16' 86. Second Diapason 16' 87. Violone 16' 88. Contra Gamba 16' (Choir) 89. First Bourdon 16' 90. Second Bourdon 16' 91. Echo Bourdon 16' 92. First Diapason 8' (from # 85) 93. Second Diapason 8' (from # 86) 94. Violone 8' (from # 87) 95. Gamba 8' II (celeste) (Solo) 96. First Bourdon 8' (from # 89) 97. Second Bourdon 8' (from # 90) 98. Second Trombone 32' (sic) (from # 100) 99. First Trombone 16' 100. Second Trombone 16' 101. Bass Trumpet 16' (Swell) 102. Contra Fagotta 16' (Choir) 103. First Trombone 8' (from # 99) 104. Second Trombone 8' (from # 100) 105. Piano 106. Chimes 107. Harp 8'   M=F6ller - 4505 1927 Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, Texas   Great Organ - Enclosed - 73 pipes unless noted   1. Diapason 16' (from # 3) 2. Diapason One 8' 61 pipes 3. Diapason Two 8' 4. Diapason Three 8' 5. Gemshorn 8' 6. Violoncello 8' 7. Hohlfl=F6te 8' 8. Dopplefl=F6te 8' 9. Octave 4' 10. Gemshorn 4' (from # 5) 11. Flute Harmonique 4' 12. Twelfth 2 2/3' 61 pipes 13. Fifteenth 2' 61 pipes 14. Seventeenth 1 3/5' 61 pipes 15. Nineteenth 1 1/3' 61 pipes 16. Twenty-second 1' 61 pipes 17. Mixture III (from # 14, 15, 16) 18. Trombone 16' (from # 19) 19. Trombone 8' 85 pipes 20. Trombone 4' (from # 19) 21. Marimba (single) 49 wooden bars 22. Marimba (repeating) 23. Orchestral Bells (single) 37 metal bars 24. Orchestral Bells (repeating) 25. Tremulant   Great Echo Organ - Enclosed - 73 pipes   26. Echo Diapason 8' 27. Muted Violes III 8' 28. Echo Flute 8' 29. Night Horn 8' 30. Muted Violes III 4' 31. Waldfl=F6te 4' 32. Vox Humana 8' 33. Tremulant             Swell Organ - Enclosed - 73 pipes unless noted   34. Bourdon 16' 35. Diapason 8' 36. Stopped Flute 8' 37. Flute Harmonique 8' 38. Viole d' Orchestre 8' 39. Viole d' Orchestre Celeste 8' 61 pipes 40. Violin 8' 41. Violin Celeste 8' 61 pipes 42. Salicional 8' 43. Salicional Celeste 8' 61 pipes 44. Diapason 4' (from # 35) 45. Salicional 4' (from # 42) 46. Rohrfl=F6te 4' 47. Flute Harmonique 4' (from # 37) 48. Nazard 2 2/3' 61 pipes 49. Rohrfl=F6te 2 2/3' (from # 46) 50. Super Octave 2' 51. Rohrfl=F6te 2' (from # 46) 52. Tierce 1 3/5' 61 pipes 53. Larigot 1 1/3' 61 pipes 54. Dolce Cornet IV (from # 48, 50, 52, & 53) 55. Contra Fagotta 16' 56. French Trumpet 8' 57. Cornopean 8' 58. Oboe 8' 59. Vox Humana 8' 60. Xylophone (single) 49 wood bars 61. Xylophone (repeating) 62. Tremulant   Choir Organ - Enclosed - 73 pipes unless noted   63. Viola 16' (from # 68) 64. Diapason 8' 65. Concert Flute 8' 66. Quintadena 8' 67. Viola da Gamba 8' 68. Viola 8' 69. Dulciana 8' 70. Unda Maris 8' 61 pipes (tc) 71. Viola 4' (from # 68) 72. Flauto d' Amore 4' 73. Concert Flute 4' (from # 65) 74. Dulciana Tenth 3 1/5' 61 pipes Choir Organ (Continued)   75. Dulciana Twelfth 2 2/3' 61 pipes 76. Harmonic Piccolo 2' 61 pipes 77. Dulciana Seventeenth 1 3/5' 61 pipes 78. Dulciana Nineteenth 1 1/3' 61 pipes 79. Dulciana Twenty-second 1' 61 pipes 80. Dulciana Mixture V (from # 74, 75, 77, 78, 79) 81. Basset Horn 8' 82. Clarinet 8' 83. Basset Horn 4' (from # 81) 84. Harp 8' 85. Harp 4' 61 metal bars 86. Tremulant   Choir Echo   This division is the same as the Great Echo.   Solo Organ - Enclosed - 61 pipes unless noted   87. Stentorphone 8' 88. Gross Gamba 8' 89. Gross Gamba Celeste 8' 49 pipes (tc) 90. Solo Violin (tin) 91. Grossfl=F6te 8' 73 pipes 92. Hohlpfeife 4' 93. Tuba Mirabilis 16' (from # 94) 94. Tuba Mirabilis 8' 85 pipes 95. English Horn 8' 96. French Horn 8' 97. Orchestral Oboe 8' 98. Tuba Mirabilis 4' (from # 94) 99. Tremulant   Pedal Organ   100. Resultant 32' (from # 101, 103, 107) 101. Diapason One 16' 102. Diapason Two 16' (Great) 103. Violone 16' 104. Viola 16' (Choir) 105. Bourdon 16 106. Grossfl=F6te 16' (Solo) 107. Bourdon 16' (Swell) 108. Bourdon Echo 16' (Echo) Pedal Organ (Continued)   109. Bourdon 10 2/3' (from # 105) 110. Diapason 8' (from # 101) 111. Violoncello 8' 112. Bourdon 8' (from # 105) 113. Stopped Flute 8' (Swell) 114. Echo Bourdon 8' (Echo) 115. Hohl Pfeife 4 (Solo) 116. Bombarde 32' (from # 117) 117. Bombarde 16' 118. Tuba Mirabalis 16' (Solo) 119. Trombone 16' (Great) 120. Contra Fagotta 16' (Swell) 121. Tuba Mirabilis 8' (Solo) 122. Trombone 8' (Great) 123. Tuba Mirabilis 4' (Solo) 124. Chimes (Echo)   Couplers: Everything to Everything 16' , 8', 4'   Combinations:   Pedal: 6 Great: 8 Swell: 8 Choir: 8 Solo: 7 General: 6   This organ burned with the building in c. 1978.      
(back) Subject: Small home pipe organ? From: Michael Robertson <mrobe@ibm.net> Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 12:53:37 -0400   Hi.   I'm building a new home and would like to place a small pipe organ in a room that's 19' high, with floor dimensions of 18' x 32'. The bellows could go down in a dry, heated basement. Is that realistic?   Does anyone know of organ builders who sell pipe organs that small? The Wicks Web pages had a small practice organ. Do you think the Organ Clearinghouse (http://www.organclearinghouse.com/instruments/index.html) is a possibility?   Thanks, Michael Robertson, Rochester, New York    
(back) Subject: Re: Small home pipe organ? From: HensonMark@aol.com Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 15:57:07 EDT   Michael,   Take a look at the following web sites:   Church Organ Trader - www.tunertech.com   Theatre Organ Home Page - http://barton.theatreorgans.com/AdSearch.ASP yes, it has all kinds of organs, not just theatre.   Henson Markham  
(back) Subject: Re: Small home pipe organ? From: "jchabermaas" <opus1100@theatreorgans.com> Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 15:39:03 -0500   Hi,   You don't indicate what type of organ that you are interested. I recently heard of a Style D WurliTzer in my area that is available. Organ Clearing House has some' nice small trackers as well as some small Electro-pnuematic and all = electric organs. It is surprising how much organ you can get into a small space. Sounds = like an interesting project. Please keep us posted on your progress.   regards,   Jon -      
(back) Subject: Re: Being an organist From: rohrschok8@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 18:03:36 -0400 (EDT)     >I had a really good morning today.... hehehe It's so nice when that happens!   >the organ was a three manual tracker can you tell us more about the organ??   >I don't think it has been touched since it's > building about 5,000,000 years ago. I know the feeling!! ....and we're the same age!   > The action was far too heavy but I like the > sound. The reeds were very brash, and could > almost have been French. Sometimes this is a result of neglect and can be adjusted. Who was the builder? Some 19C builders actually used reeds from France.   >The service was really good fun though and I > played quite well! Well DAH! We expect nothing less from you! ;-)   >After playing for 2 years now it feels really > good to be recommended by other organists > in town to deputise for organists during the > holidays as it gets me dosh and more well > known. Paying your dues is ultimately worth the patience and effort. Be sure to claim all the dosh on your income tax! hehehe     Bruce & the Baskerbeagles ~~+~~+~~ rohrschok8@webtv.net ~~+~~+~~   Folks will know how large your soul is, By the way you treat a dog! -- Charles F. Doran    
(back) Subject: Re: Municipal Mollers: Two lost organs revisited (LONG!!) From: rohrschok8@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 18:09:03 -0400 (EDT)   Thanks for sharing with us some results of your hard work. It really is a shame that these instruments have been lost. Moller did some rather nice work in that period as evidenced by other extant instruments of similar circumstance. I look forward to your publication and subsequent fame!!   Bruce & the Baskerbeagles ~~+~~+~~ rohrschok8@webtv.net ~~+~~+~~   Folks will know how large your soul is, By the way you treat a dog! -- Charles F. Doran    
(back) Subject: Re: Small home pipe organ? From: rohrschok8@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 18:22:54 -0400 (EDT)   >I'm building a new home and would like to > place a small pipe organ in a room that's 19' > high, with floor dimensions of 18' x 32'. The > bellows could go down in a dry, heated > basement. Michael, Congratulations on your project. There are some small builders who do very nice work if you are interested in a new instrument. Also, there are builders who now build stock instruments which are quite nice. At the OHS convention there was a portative built by Juget-Sinclair of Montreal. Their prices are very competitive and the workmanship is beautiful. Also, in the convention brochure there was an ad from the Bradford Organ Company of Evanston, IL for a Johnson organ (1872). Patrick Murphy of Stowe PA would be another good possiblity. His work is beautiful and he seems to have a knack for locating instruments for recycling. I may be mistaken, but I believe OCH prefers to locoate instruments (especially the historic ones) in churches rather than private owners so that their future is more secure. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong on this. (I can take it!).   Did I mention how jealous I am??? ;-)     Bruce & the Baskerbeagles ~~+~~+~~ rohrschok8@webtv.net ~~+~~+~~   Folks will know how large your soul is, By the way you treat a dog! -- Charles F. Doran    
(back) Subject: Re: Suggestions needed for Organ Dedication From: Bud/Burgie <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 16:41:33 -0700   I don't know about the Langlais (I presume you're talking about the Messe Solenelle and not the Missa In Simplicitate), but the Grand (2me) Orgue = part for the Vierne used to be available from Presser arranged for brass quartet (quintet?). I've done it that way, and it's FUN. Put your brass at some = distance (gallery? transcept?) from the chorus and orgue d' choeur. If I'm not = mistaken, there's also an arrangement for one organ.   There's always the Parry "I Was Glad" (grin). Just don't sing the = "Vivats". Or David McKay (?) Williams "In the Year That King Uzziah Died" (particularly = if you have a 32' reed in a swell box for the beginning).   The Durufle "Messe cum jubilo" is gorgeous, but I've only had enough men = to do it once ... it's for unison men's choir, but don't let THAT fool you ... = it's a real tour de force. One word of caution: do NOT, repeat, DO NOT try to = sing it from the available vocal parts ... it's IMPOSSIBLE to coordinate the choir = and the organ unless the choir has the full scores. Been there, done that, = NEARLY had a nervous breakdown (grin). N.B. - do not attempt this unless your = organist can play the Durufle Suite.   Cheers,   Bud   Richard Pinel wrote:   > >Early Sunday morning greetings, Pipechatters! > > > > On Choralist, Karen DeBack <Singer83@aol.com> asked for suggestions > >for a choral piece or two with > >organ accompaniment for the upcoming rededication of her church's > >recently releathered Austin. > > How about the Magnificact from Dyson in D, it isn't too hard but great = fun - > just one thing, can the choir sing top Bb? > What about the Kyrie or Gloria from the Vierne, Messe Solonelle - for = two > organs but just possible on one. The Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus or Angus = from > the Langlais Mass are good fun too (and more manageable on one organ!) > > Richard > > "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: Re: Small home pipe organ? From: Prestant16@aol.com Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 20:06:06 EDT   Heres just one of many possibilities... I know of an 1865 E. & G. G. Hook =   for sale. It does not have a facade, the church kept the facade so nobody =   would see the speakers. It is a 1/6. A real nice instrument. A few people suggested the OCH, that is a good place to start. Alan Laufman has over 300 organs listed. There is a finders fee, the last time = I checked, it was $800.00 The OCH website is: www.organclearinghouse.com   -William C.  
(back) Subject: Goin' to the Court From: "Jason D. Comet" <bombarde8@juno.com> Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 08:30:42 -0400   (I know, that sounds bad) Actually, I will be visiting the Wanamaker Grand Court Organ sometime this week. I will be leaning tomorrow morning about 6:00 (Monday).   I bought about 3 hours worth of camcorder film and about 192 exposures of regular camera film. (Hey! I used 64 exposures of film at the national cathedral, even though the pictures went good. Since this organ is 3 or times larger, hey, the more film needed!)   I am VERY excited. I've got my organ shoes and the Boellman Suite Gothique Toccata packed, plus the Lemmens Fanfare and a couple other pieces (even though I might not be able to play it, it's nice to carry around my music. That way I can tell if anyone has tampered with it.)   I will be going either Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday.       Can't Waitingly-- Jason Comet bombarde8@juno.com   P.S. I've already started designing an organ after the Wanamaker for my church in town. I think we can add on to the building to accomidate it. <grin>)   ___________________________________________________________________ Get the Internet just the way you want it. Free software, free e-mail, and free Internet access for a month! Try Juno Web: http://dl.www.juno.com/dynoget/tagj.  
(back) Subject: Re: Suggestions needed for Organ Dedication From: Innkawgneeto@webtv.net (N Brown) Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1999 00:10:23 -0400 (EDT)   A nice hymn concertato is "When In Our Music God is Glorified". For the life of me, I can't recall the arranger (it was a woman, though). It does have optional brass parts, too.   A good anthem we like around here is Dale Wood's "God Gave Us Music" (atleast I think it's Dale Wood).   --Neil    
(back) Subject: Re: What pieces are these? From: jstanway@mail.island.net (Jeff Stanway) Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 21:12:12 -0700   Hello Group;   Back a couple of years I listened to an organ performance on the radio, = and now would like to identify some of the music. Both pieces I have in mind are variations on a theme. The note sequences are as follows, with beat count below the note:   Theme 1: G A A# A A# C1 D1 G G A A# C1 A F# G ... 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 2   Theme 2: (cut time) D G G F# G A B C1 D1 D1 C1 D B1 E1 D1 C1 C1 B C1 A D1 C1 B B A B 2 2 1 1 4 2 2 2 2 1 1 4 2 2 2 2 1 1 4 2 2 2 2 1 1 2   G1 E1 D1 C1 C1 B C1... 2 2 2 2 1 1 4   Thanks to anybody who can regognize these. I wolud also like to find the sheet music.   Jefferson SGS.    
(back) Subject: Re: Being an organist From: Innkawgneeto@webtv.net (N Brown) Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1999 00:18:43 -0400 (EDT)   >>What I'm trying to say is that it is great to actually be working after putting in loads of work!<<   Richard, my young man, that is precisely the point of it all. Good going. As I'm fond of saying, you work hard to get there, you gotta work hard to stay there. Sounds like you have a splendid career ahead of you. --Neil    
(back) Subject: Music at First Church (X-posted) From: Innkawgneeto@webtv.net (N Brown) Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1999 00:53:14 -0400 (EDT)   FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Toms River, New Jersey USA   Rev. Bruce Quigley, Senior Pastor Neil Brown, Minister of Music/Organist   Aug. 29, 1999 -- 14th after Pentecost   Hymn Sing Prelude-- -What a Friend We Have in Jesus -Open My Eyes, that I May See -'Tis So Sweet to trust in Jesus -In the Garden -It Is Well With my Soul   Hymns during service -- -Jesus Calls Us O'er the Tumult (Galilee) -Where He Leads Me (Norris) -More Love to Thee, O Christ (More Love to Thee)   Soprano soloist sang "Blessed Assurance"   Offertory-- - 8:30 Little Prelude/fugue in B-flat (JSB) - 11:00 "Great is the Lord" (Michael W. Smith), sung by Summer Singers   Postlude -- - Improv on "I Sing the Mighty Power of God" (tune I think is St. Denio, but can't recall now)   The Service seemed to have a 19th century gospel hymn slant to it, which we Methodists get into from time-to-time. Beginning w/ hymn sing, it was interesting that the Pastor hadn't known "Tis So Sweet.." before today. "IN the Garden" was the #1 requested hymn for our summer hymn sing, and I played it with as much tremulant as I could muster and milked it for all it's worth--the congreg. LOVED it.   The soloist and I whipped together an arrangement of "Blessed Assurance" because the Copy Center at her work misplaced the arr. she really wanted to do (good thing legally, don't you think?). Anyway, in both services, the tears were flowing freely on many a face. Again, they LOVED it. I milked out the accomp on the piano (including the harplike "angels descending" cascades).   For the Bach, I played the prelude on the swell (lighter foundations than great) and it sounded sweet and bubbly. For once, my feet didn't get tangled on the pedal solo, every note was in its place, and it sounded decent. Thank you, God. I added an 8' flute on the great for the fugue.   Until my recital is over (sept 11), I'm purposefully playing Improvs, so I don't have to put any effort into preparing any more "real" music (improvs are real music, don't misunderstand, but...). I was quite pleased w/ the postludes at both services.   A nice bright and sunny day both in worship and outside. Peace to you all. Forgive the quad post. --Neil