PipeChat Digest #1006 - Tuesday, July 27, 1999
 
My thinking on "On Eagle's Wings........"
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
Re:
  by "Ruth" <theraven@sympatico.ca>
Re: wedding from hell
  by "N Brown" <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
Whew! Was "Standards" and more
  by "Dr. Darryl Miller" <organdok@safari.net>
James Biery
  by "N Brown" <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
Re: Whew! Was "Standards" and more
  by "bruce cornely" <rohrschok8@webtv.net>
 


(back) Subject: My thinking on "On Eagle's Wings........" From: ScottFop@aol.com Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999 20:52:42 EDT   I am not saying that "On Eagle's Wings" was a waste of efforts on Mr. = Joncas' part- but that music came out when I was in high school and my ears have = been overly saturated with it. It has gotten to the point that I honestly = believe that some congregations do it because it is easy, it is pretty, and it is very singable. It also takes much less effort than classical or = traditional repertoire and it has been over used- no matter how you look at it- it has =   been over used and alot of non-Catholics think that it is THE only kind of =   music we do and that is simply not true. Mr. Joncas and others have done much good for Catholic in the past years but there are congregations who = want tradition BACK and to sing the "old hymns" again. Just my two cents' = worth   Scott F. Foppiano, Director of Music and Liturgical Coordination National Shrine of the Little Flower, Royal Oak, Mi  
(back) Subject: Re: From: Ruth <theraven@sympatico.ca> Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999 21:54:22 -0400     >Again, my sincerest apologies to yourself and the others.   > Well, thank you very much. This is very kind of you. Hot head, hmmmmm, really :) Didn't notice :) Ruth,    
(back) Subject: Re: wedding from hell From: Innkawgneeto@webtv.net (N Brown) Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999 22:17:34 -0400 (EDT)   I don't do preludes til the brides arrive, period! --Neil    
(back) Subject: Whew! Was "Standards" and more From: "Dr. Darryl Miller" <organdok@safari.net> Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999 23:13:44 -0400   Hi, Y'all!   My guess I've received more private e-mail from members of this list in = the past 24 hours than I have in the past 24 months. Whew! It's been fun . . . and let me tell you there are some nasty people who can write (type) with some pretty poisonous pens. I have received e-mails with words I never = have read before, and certainly only hear on rare occasions.   But, for the most part, I have received e-mails from those who are in agreement with the concept of some sort of conversation with the artists concerning the content of their concert programming.   There are occasions, of course, when one is performing to a closed society (AGO meeting, ACDA, Choral Conductors Guild, College Music Society, etc.), where one would encourage a very aggressively programmed concert. However, for the most part our audiences are not sophisticated listeners, but those who enjoy good music and enjoy us as presenters and performers.   I've said for many, many years, we cannot depend on the Guilders (AGO) to provide the audience for our concerts. Please know, I love the Guild and always will be a part of it, but by-and-large, they do not turn out for concerts. I have presented some of the greatest organists in the world, = and most of the membership does not attend. Is it because I charge $15, $20, = or $25 for the tickets? I don't think so. Even when our local Chapter offers = a free organ concert (by well-known and very good concert organists), only a few Guilders attend. Since this is the case, we must look to our local churches and communities to provide the audiences. And since this is the case, then we must guard that audience and gear the programming to meet their needs and expectations. We can only hype an audience once. Then, gradually, we have no audience to worry about. And that is a crime.   I love the organ. I love the repertoire for the organ. I love the Guild. Let's all continue to work together to present great music and great artists and great programming to our audiences.   Yours,   Darryl by the Sea (serving that little mission church in South Florida)    
(back) Subject: James Biery From: Innkawgneeto@webtv.net (N Brown) Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999 23:27:26 -0400 (EDT)   Can someone enlighten me on this composer? Is he at the Cathedral in St. Louis, Mo? I thoroughly enjoy his music and am working on his "We Walk by Faith" for my Sept. recital. I'd like to know something about him. Thank you, and pardon the double/triple post. --Neil Brown    
(back) Subject: Re: Whew! Was "Standards" and more From: rohrschok8@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Tue, 27 Jul 1999 00:03:40 -0400 (EDT)   >I've said for many, many years, we cannot > depend on the Guilders (AGO) to provide the > audience for our concerts. Please know, I > love the Guild and always will be a part of it, > but by-and-large, they do not turn out for > concerts. I have presented some of the > greatest organists in the world, and most of > the membership does not attend. Darryl has brought up something that has bothered me for many years. WHY do organists not support each other with recital attendance; I also see very few attending other member's choral programs either. This is also common in AGO organ recital programs. Why do members attend meetings but not recitals. It makes no sense to me.   Bruce & the Baskerbeagles ~~+~~+~~ rohrschok8@webtv.net ~~+~~+~~   I love a dog. =A0 He does nothing for political reasons. =A0 -- Will Rogers