PipeChat Digest #997 - Friday, July 23, 1999
 
Re: date request
  by "R A Campbell" <rcampbel@U.Arizona.EDU>
Re: Inaugural Recital Christchurch Priory, England
  by "Jason McGuire" <jason@johannus-norcal.com>
Re: the painful fall
  by "bruce cornely" <rohrschok8@webtv.net>
Re: (No subject)
  by "N Brown" <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
Re: (No subject)
  by "Jason McGuire" <jason@johannus-norcal.com>
Re: (No subject)
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
Re: (No subject)
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
 


(back) Subject: Re: date request From: R A Campbell <rcampbel@U.Arizona.EDU> Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 04:47:13 -0700 (MST)       > I can't seem to locate my web address which linked me with endless names > and dates of musicians. If anyone knows of it please let me know. > Perhaps it's on the list at: http://www.angelfire.com/biz/acousticdigest/classic.html   There is a list for COMPOSERS as well as PERFORMERS    
(back) Subject: Re: Inaugural Recital Christchurch Priory, England From: "Jason McGuire" <jason@johannus-norcal.com> Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 07:55:37 -0700     >> >>Another electronic toaster bites the dust! - HURRAH! >> It seems to me that the "electronic toaster" you refer to served the church when there were not the funds (=A3500,000) to rebuild the pipe organ. The fac= t still remains that many churches can not afford this kind of money for a pipe organ and there has to be an alternative for them other than 3 ranks o= f something or other.   Jason McGuire  
(back) Subject: Re: the painful fall From: rohrschok8@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 23:25:32 -0400 (EDT)   >These people are ORGANISTS, not > PIANISTS and are just not able to adapt > these modern tunes, with syncopation etc. to > the organ. Interesting, I was discussing the interviews for my previous RC position with a friend "in the know." It was interesting to us that when a person is hired to do CCM, that is all they have to do. However, is a person hired to do traditional, then they must also know CCM, jazz, folk, rock, C&W, broadway, and Sesame Street and be able to perform all with equal perfection. Are things off balance, or is it just me?   Bruce & the Baskerbeagles ~~+~~+~~ rohrschok8@webtv.net ~~+~~+~~   Cowardly dogs bark loudest. -- John Webster    
(back) Subject: Re: (No subject) From: Innkawgneeto@webtv.net (N Brown) Date: Fri, 23 Jul 1999 00:28:02 -0400 (EDT)   >>the CCM people want more and more and more and ARE NOT SATISFIED until all traditional music is gone.<snip> ...and, after awhile, the attendence goes down and down and down..<<   And the powers that be ask, "Where are the funds?" --Neil    
(back) Subject: Re: (No subject) From: "Jason McGuire" <jason@johannus-norcal.com> Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 21:41:06 -0700     >>>the CCM people want more and more and more and ARE NOT SATISFIED until > all traditional music is gone.<snip> ...and, after awhile, the > attendence goes down and down and down..<< > > And the powers that be ask, "Where are the funds?" --Neil > The only idea that occurs to me is that maybe a survey should be taken of the membership to see what they like? Would they continue to come and give their money if everything is CCM gospel stuff?   Jason  
(back) Subject: Re: (No subject) From: DRAWKNOB@aol.com Date: Fri, 23 Jul 1999 04:09:14 EDT   In a message dated 7/22/99 11:48:20 PM Central Daylight Time, jason@johannus-norcal.com writes:   << The only idea that occurs to me is that maybe a survey should be taken = of the membership to see what they like? Would they continue to come and = give their money if everything is CCM gospel stuff? >>   I find this a very offensive view of our role as leaders in the church. = We as organists, organist/choirmasters, music directors, etc... should be expected to maintain the tradition of good church music in whichever denomination we are employed. Should the consensus change, in the = churches in which we serve, then I feel it is our prerogative to either "stand our ground" or search elsewhere for more suitable employment. Life is too = short to be unhappy and to fight losing battles :-)   John   John  
(back) Subject: Re: (No subject) From: DRAWKNOB@aol.com Date: Fri, 23 Jul 1999 04:28:03 EDT   In a message dated 7/22/99 11:48:20 PM Central Daylight Time, jason@johannus-norcal.com writes:   << he only idea that occurs to me is that maybe a survey should be taken = of the membership to see what they like? >>   Oops, sorry... I also meant to say that our roles as music leaders are = not to be governed by popular opinion polls (as certain politicians do). But rather, we are hired for our expertise and leadership... how can we in = good conscience let lay people run our music programs??? If we do allow = popular opinion to dictacte the church's music then we are no more than spineless puppets who are obsolete and we should look for other vocations or = postions where our talents are appreciated.   Sorry for sermonizing ... but this really ruffles my feathers!   John A. Gambill, Jr. Organist/Choirmaster (at a VERY liturgical and traditional church) Oak Cliff Lutheran Church (ELCA) Dallas, Texas