PipeChat Digest #1007 - Wednesday, July 28, 1999
 
Re: wedding from hell
  by "Paul Opel" <popel@sover.net>
Re: wedding from hell
  by <Icorgan@aol.com>
Re: Whew! Was "Standards" and more
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
PipeChat Digest #1006 - 07/27/99
  by "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com>
Re: wedding from hell
  by "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net>
PR, PR, PR...
  by <KriderSM@aol.com>
Open communion at nuptial eucharist
  by <KriderSM@aol.com>
Re: wedding from hell
  by <JKVDP@aol.com>
``Orgelwerke'' Programs - past and present (x-posted]
  by "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com>
Re: Whew! Was "Standards" and more
  by "bruce cornely" <rohrschok8@webtv.net>
Re: wedding from hell
  by "N Brown" <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
Re: Whew! Was "Standards" and more
  by "N Brown" <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
Re: Whew! Was "Standards" and more
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
Re: wedding from hell
  by "Richard Scott-Copeland" <organist@gemshorn.freeserve.co.uk>
Re: Whew! Was "Standards" and more
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
Re: Whew! Was "Standards" and more
  by "N Brown" <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
Re: wedding from hell
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
Re: Whew! Was "Standards" and more
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
Re: Open communion at nuptial eucharist
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
Re: Whew! Was "Standards" and more
  by "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com>
 


(back) Subject: Re: wedding from hell From: Paul Opel <popel@sover.net> Date: Tue, 27 Jul 1999 06:45:41 -0400   So you'll leave an entire church full of people sitting in silence for forty minutes? If I were paying you, I'd complain.   Paul   >I don't do preludes til the brides arrive, period! >--Neil > > >"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     http://www.sover.net/~popel      
(back) Subject: Re: wedding from hell From: Icorgan@aol.com Date: Tue, 27 Jul 1999 09:17:09 EDT   In a message dated 7/26/99 7:23:55 PM Central Daylight Time, JKVDP@aol.com =   writes:   << So do I, except I have recorded my preludes on the Allen Smart Recorder = in the "All Play" mode. >> Chalk one up for the digital organ. My pipe organ has the capability, but = it would cost us a few hundred more in additional equipment. I've often = thought it would save the price of a sub at vacation time as well. But then I'm afraid they would get the idea I could be replaced by a CD or tape, both = of which are cheaper, even at my paltry salary. Maynard  
(back) Subject: Re: Whew! Was "Standards" and more From: DRAWKNOB@aol.com Date: Tue, 27 Jul 1999 09:17:51 EDT   In a message dated 7/26/99 11:53:29 PM Central Daylight Time, rohrschok8@webtv.net writes:   << Why do members attend meetings but not recitals >>   Hey Bruce,   Usually there is only one Guild meeting per month. On the other hand = there can be dozens of recitals each month. I think that it's just plain old logistics -- mortals can't do everything and be everywhere.   John  
(back) Subject: PipeChat Digest #1006 - 07/27/99 From: "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com> Date: Tue, 27 Jul 1999 10:11:54 -0400   James Biery is Music Director at the cathedral in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was formerly at St. Joseph Cathedral in Hartford Ct, and is not only a = good composer but a fantastic organist and a very nice person, as is his wife Marilyn. They do duo-organ concerts together. Judy Ollikkala in a hot and humid Worcester  
(back) Subject: Re: wedding from hell From: "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 27 Jul 1999 16:52:26 -0400   Jerry, this is skerry. Sounds like you've figured out a way to not have a job any more--or at best, not so much of a one.   Alan   >From: JKVDP@aol.com >To: pipechat@pipechat.org >Subject: Re: wedding from hell >Date: Mon, Jul 26, 1999, 3:33 PM   > I have recorded my preludes on the Allen Smart Recorder in > the "All Play" mode. The organ is in the gallery but I sit there all = the > time. When the processional begins, I play live of course. I am then = not > distracted by goings-on. I sound better and come home with some energy = left. > I think I'll record some postludes next.  
(back) Subject: PR, PR, PR... From: KriderSM@aol.com Date: Tue, 27 Jul 1999 18:23:53 EDT   Great attitude, Bruce. Those Baskerbeagles must have a calming effect on one. :-)   PR, PR, PR... That is the name of the selling game, and we are here to = sell the folks on organ music.   Stan Krider   Bruce & the Baskerbeagles (that gives one paws to reflect) recently = barked:   Why not have fun, you have a large captive audience, albeit noisy (but = they were probably noisy during the prelude too!), this may be someone's big moment of falling in love with the organ. Very often I have parents with young children come up to the console afterward and I given them a quick tour of the console and a little demo. PR! PR!   Just one other thing: Folks! Enjoy yourselves!    
(back) Subject: Open communion at nuptial eucharist From: KriderSM@aol.com Date: Tue, 27 Jul 1999 18:35:25 EDT   John, Isn't that what List Friends are for??? Sometimes we just need to let one of us spout off. Good for the soul, = also.   Many of us were likewise offended.   Stan Krider   DRAWKNOB@aol.com recently admitted:   >Anyhow, it's over with, I've vented my anger, shared my feelings, and let =   the >church hierarchy know that I was not amused.  
(back) Subject: Re: wedding from hell From: JKVDP@aol.com Date: Tue, 27 Jul 1999 19:14:05 EDT   In a message dated 99-07-27 09:19:54 EDT, Icorgan@aol.com writes:   >Chalk one up for the digital organ. My pipe organ has the capability, but = it >would cost us a few hundred more in additional equipment. I've often = thought >it would save the price of a sub at vacation time as well. But then I'm >afraid they would get the idea I could be replaced by a CD or tape, both = of >which are cheaper, even at my paltry salary.   Surprise!!!! This MIDI stuff really doesn't work well for congregational singing. You make all kinds of adjustments for breathing, crowd size, temperature, humidity, brightness of the room, time of day, and croud psychology. I once tried to use the Smart Recorder to record the organ accompaniment to an anthem so I could direct. It didn't work UNTIL I had = the choir sing with the playing. Then it was fine. The real use for the Smart Recorder is to hear yourself as others hear you and free yourself from frequent repetitive activities.....such as wedding preludes and postludes.   But then again, MIDI recording the hymns actually might be better than may =   subs! Jerry in Seattle  
(back) Subject: ``Orgelwerke'' Programs - past and present (x-posted] From: "Bonnie Beth Derby" <orge@dreamscape.com> Date: Tue, 27 Jul 1999 19:20:35 -0400   Greetings all,   Sorry for the l-o-n-g pause as life has been a bit hectic, (and HOT), lately. However, here are the August listing for ``Orgelwerke'':   Sunday, August 1st - Music of Buxtehude on the Totentanze organ in the Church of St. Marien, Luebeck, Germany. Organist Ernst-Erich Stender includes the Praeludium in f-sharp minor, BuxWV 146; Toccata in d minor, BuxWV 155; and several Chorale-Preludes.   Sunday, August 8th - Three Organ Concerti by Thomas Arne with organist = Jean Guillou. Performing on the 1964 Kleuker organ in the Martin Luther = Church, Berlin, Jean Guillou is joined by members of the Brandenburg Orchestra of Berlin. The Concerti Nos. 4, 5, and 6 will be offered.   Sunday, August 15th - Early Spanish Music from the Cathedral School of Zaragoza. Two historic instruments in Almonacid de la Sierra and the = Parish Church of Santa Maris de Ateca will be featured with organist Jose Luis Gonzalez Uriol playing works by de Sola, Ximenez, Bruna, Nassarre, and Duron.   Sunday, August 22nd - A Birthday Tribute to Sir Edward Bairstow. From the Cathedral of York Minster organist Dr. Francis Jackson pays tribute to Sir Edward Bairstow on the 125th anniversary of his birth. Included in the hour: Prelude in C; Evening Song; Scherzo in A-Flat; and the Organ Sonata = in E-Flat.   Sunday, August 29th - The Auditorium Organ at the Convention Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Hold on to your hats as Orgelwerke presents a number of selections played on the world's largest pipe organ - the seven-manual and pedal 449-rank Midmir-Losh instrument in the Atlantic = City Convention Hall.   And, for the missed programs in June and July, this is what aired:   Sunday, June 6th - Organ Music of Heinrich Scheidemann. Dutch organ Pieter van Dijk performed on the Van Hagerbeer/Schnitger organ of St. = Laurenskerk, Alkmaar, Holland.   Sunday, June 13th - The Paradise Garden - A Delius Organ Album. From Longwood Gardens, organist Michael Stairs includes ``A Song Before Sunrise''; ``On Hearing the First Cuckoo in the Spring''; Serenade, from ``Hassan''; and ``The Walk to the Paradise Garden'' - a number of outstanding organ transcriptions.   Sunday, June 20th - Selections for Harp and Organ at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall. Harpist Sandra Bittermann and organist Susan Armstrong-Ouellette perform selections by Marcel Samuel-Rousseau; George Frederich Handel; Daniel Pinkham; and Marcel Granjany.   Sunday, June 27th - A Recital by David Liddle on the Mander Organ in St. Ignatius Loyola, New York City. Included in this exquisite performance: = the Concert Overture No. 2 in c minor of Alfred Hollins; the Andante = sostenuto, from the Symphonie Gothique of Widor; ``Scenes in Kent'' by Frederic = Herbert Wood; and Mr. Liddle's own Variations on ``Mit Freuden zart''.   Sunday, July 4th - An Orgelwerke Star-Spangled Spectacular. Marian Ruhl Metson, (a fellow organ student in my college days!), offers a number of musical selections played on four historical organs in Newburyport, Massachusetts.   Sunday, July 11th - Michael Pohl plays the Sauer Organ in Berlin = Cathedral. Three works of Felix Mendelssohn as well as the Chromatic Fantasia and = Fugue of Johann Friedrich Ludwig Thiele and the Passacaglia in b minor of Anton Wilhelm Leupold are heard in this magnificent surrounding.   Sunday, July 18th - Band and Organ - a Summer Combination. From a recent Pro-Organo CD, we heard a `live' concert from the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, New Jersey with Christian Wilhjelm conducting the = Ridgewood Concert Band and organist David Fedor. Included is the Solemn Entry of = the Knights of St. John of Richard Strauss; James Barnes's Variants on a Moravian Hymn; The Power of Rome and the Christian Heart by percy = Grainger; and the Polk and Fugue from `Schwanda the Bagpiper' of Weinberger.   Sunday, July 25th - L'Orgue Heroique. Organist Jean-Paul Imbert performs = on the Cavaille-Coll organ in St. Sernin, Toulouse. Offered will be the = Sonata Eroica, Op. 94 of Joseph Jongen; Piece Heroique of Cesar Franck; ``Epitaphe'' by Jean Berveiller; Caprice Heroique of Joseph Bonnet; and = the Evocation: Final of Marcel Dupre.   Hopefully, by the Fall I will have some news concerning Classic FM over-the-web. Keep your fingers crossed - except, of course, when you = play! :-)   Best regards,   Bonnie Beth Derby Producer & Host ``Orgelwerke'' & ``Choral Traditions'' WCNY-FM, 91.3; Syracuse; WUNY-FM, 89.5, Utica; WJNY-FM, 90.9, Watertown Organist, First Church of Christ, Scientist, Syracuse orge@dreamscape.com    
(back) Subject: Re: Whew! Was "Standards" and more From: rohrschok8@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Tue, 27 Jul 1999 20:26:04 -0400 (EDT)     >Usually there is only one Guild meeting per > month. On the other hand there can be > dozens of recitals each month. I think that it's > just plain old logistics -- mortals can't do > everything and be everywhere. Geez! You Dallas people!!! Around here the recital IS the montly program. One recital in a month and maybe two AGO members attend.   Bruce & the Baskerbeagles ~~+~~+~~ rohrschok8@webtv.net ~~+~~+~~   I love a dog. =A0 He does nothing for political reasons. =A0 -- Will Rogers    
(back) Subject: Re: wedding from hell From: Innkawgneeto@webtv.net (N Brown) Date: Wed, 28 Jul 1999 00:38:04 -0400 (EDT)   Paul, at our church in this town, folks do not arrive very early for weddings. It's just not done. And, yes, until the bride arrives, I don't play. It's not MY fault. And besides, the ceremony can't start til she gets there, so something has to give someplace. But it will NOT be my back that gives way. The brides all know this because we discuss it at our consultations. And since I do attend rehearsals 9 times out of 10, I don't at all feel guilty about 15 minute preludes. --Neil    
(back) Subject: Re: Whew! Was "Standards" and more From: Innkawgneeto@webtv.net (N Brown) Date: Wed, 28 Jul 1999 00:44:29 -0400 (EDT)   John, John, John, we organists are not mere mortals. We should be able to do everything, be everywhere, and smile at everyone all at the same time and LOVE it. After all, we have ALL extremities working at the same time!! --Neil    
(back) Subject: Re: Whew! Was "Standards" and more From: DRAWKNOB@aol.com Date: Wed, 28 Jul 1999 02:29:36 EDT   In a message dated 7/27/99 7:27:14 PM Central Daylight Time, rohrschok8@webtv.net writes:   << Geez! You Dallas people!!! Around here the recital IS the montly program. One recital in a month and maybe two AGO members attend. >>   Dear Bruce,   Surely your joshing!   But then again, remember all things are big and are done on a large scale = in TEXAS :-)   John  
(back) Subject: Re: wedding from hell From: "Richard Scott-Copeland" <organist@gemshorn.freeserve.co.uk> Date: Tue, 27 Jul 1999 13:45:42 +0100   >In a message dated 7/24/99 11:23:19 PM Central Daylight Time, >jakorns@worldnet.att.net writes: > ><< The > Reverand Jerk decided to start talking while I was playing and then came > over to the organ, microphone in hand, and asked me to "hold up for a > moment" to make his announcement I stopped and almost got up and walked > out! >>   You're soft!   I wouldn't have stopped - just reached for the Tuba Magna (and Clarion if really necessary) and let 'im 'ave it!! And just to fill you in, the Tuba on the organ I play (Portsmouth Cathedral) is a BIG bugger!   Richard Scott-Copeland      
(back) Subject: Re: Whew! Was "Standards" and more From: DRAWKNOB@aol.com Date: Wed, 28 Jul 1999 02:39:58 EDT   In a message dated 7/27/99 11:46:01 PM Central Daylight Time, Innkawgneeto@webtv.net writes:   << We should be able to do everything, be everywhere, and smile at everyone all at the same time and LOVE it. >>   Dearest Neil,   I'm not God or Mary Poppins. Furthermore, If I don't have a good reason = to smile I don't do it! "Just say no" :-) I won't go into my good reasons = for smiling, however, they usually don't involve music ;-) -- unless it's very =   good music. One must remain stern and sober in the face of the many = assaults which are hurled against us! LOL   At the moment I am mildly amused (but NOT smiling).   John  
(back) Subject: Re: Whew! Was "Standards" and more From: Innkawgneeto@webtv.net (N Brown) Date: Wed, 28 Jul 1999 02:43:54 -0400 (EDT)   >> At the moment I am mildly amused (but NOT smiling).<<   Well, John, that's progress. 'Twas a meager attempt at levity on my part. --Neil    
(back) Subject: Re: wedding from hell From: DRAWKNOB@aol.com Date: Wed, 28 Jul 1999 02:47:39 EDT   In a message dated 7/28/99 1:37:19 AM Central Daylight Time, organist@gemshorn.freeserve.co.uk writes:   << the Tuba on the organ I play (Portsmouth Cathedral) is a BIG bugger! >>   Hi Richard,   I'll be in London at the end of the year, December 27 - January 3... is = there any chance that I could see/play the organ at Portsmouth Cathedral?   Thanks,   John (a sucker for big Tubas and lush Strings)  
(back) Subject: Re: Whew! Was "Standards" and more From: DRAWKNOB@aol.com Date: Wed, 28 Jul 1999 03:00:21 EDT   In a message dated 7/28/99 1:45:58 AM Central Daylight Time, Innkawgneeto@webtv.net writes:   << Well, John, that's progress. 'Twas a meager attempt at levity on my part. --Neil >>   I know ;-)   John  
(back) Subject: Re: Open communion at nuptial eucharist From: DRAWKNOB@aol.com Date: Wed, 28 Jul 1999 03:04:19 EDT   In a message dated 7/27/99 5:37:54 PM Central Daylight Time, = KriderSM@aol.com writes:   << Isn't that what List Friends are for??? Sometimes we just need to let one of us spout off. Good for the soul, = also. Many of us were likewise offended. >>   Hey Stan,   Thanks... At least if we all stand together it will take more of them to push us down :-)   John   John  
(back) Subject: Re: Whew! Was "Standards" and more From: Noel Stoutenburg <mjolnir@ticnet.com> Date: Wed, 28 Jul 1999 03:08:28 -0500   John, shouldn't:   > ...<snip>"If I don't have a good reason to smile I don't do it! 'Just = say no' > ",   be followed by ":-|", ":-(", or even ":-["? ":-)" seems to spoil the = effect. <grin>