PipeChat Digest #1159 - Sunday, November 14, 1999
 
RE: Frank, Howells, Telemann and Peeters
  by "Tim Byram-Wigfield" <t_byram-wigfield@jesus.cam.ac.uk>
X-post: Vacancy Ann't, Organist-Choir Director, Cadet Chapel, West Point,
  by "Pat Maimone" <patmai@juno.com>
Re: Franck L'Organiste Revisited
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com>
Re: AMADEUS
  by "Bob Loesch" <rrloesch@jps.net>
How can the organist help in teaching Hymn-singing (from Choralist)?
  by "Pat Maimone" <patmai@juno.com>
Re: AMADEUS
  by "Charles Brown" <clmoney@cybernex.net>
Re: Frank, Howells, Telemann and Peeters
  by <JKVDP@aol.com>
 


(back) Subject: RE: Frank, Howells, Telemann and Peeters From: "Tim Byram-Wigfield" <t_byram-wigfield@jesus.cam.ac.uk> Date: Sat, 13 Nov 1999 10:57:09 -0000   Most of these pieces would be worthwhile and fit the bill - they are not just empty music!   Have you also tried looking at O.U.P's collected editions of voluntaries = and pieces (used to be ed. C.H.Trevor; have been reissued under the editorship of Robert Gower) Some are for manuals only, others with pedals.   Tim BW   > -----Original Message----- > From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of > Glenda > Sent: 12 November 1999 19:15 > To: PIPECHAT; PIPORG-L > Subject: Frank, Howells, Telemann and Peeters > > > Am looking for small preludes/pieces to serve as incidental music or > "filler" at various places in the service. Can anyone advise me as to > whether any of the following are worthwhile music, i.e., having > some beauty > and poignancy? > > Telemann - 12 easy chorale preludes > Franck - L'Organiste > Howells' - Miniatures for Organ (I think originally piano pieces) > Peeters - 60 short pieces > > I am sure they have some merit, but am interested in opinions as to > usability in an Episcopal service. I guess I am looking for more > than empty > music - I want something I myself would find interesting and > worth listening > to. > > I thank 'ee. > > Glenda Sutton > > > > > "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: X-post: Vacancy Ann't, Organist-Choir Director, Cadet Chapel, West Point, NY (long) From: Pat Maimone <patmai@juno.com> Date: Sat, 13 Nov 1999 07:12:16 -0500   Mr. Lee Dettra has resigned from the position of Organist-Choirmaster, Cadet Chapel, West Point, NY effective 29 January 2000.   Pat Maimone Post Chapel West Point, NY III/57 Aeolian-Skinner/Moeller/Gress-Miles   Following is the official Vacancy Announcement sent to all West Point organizations:   From: Wolfe, B. MS CPAC Sent: Wednesday, 10 November, 1999 08:49 To: .All USMA Organizations Subject: vacancy announcement   Northeast Civilian Personnel Operations Center 314 Johnson Road Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005-6000   Department of the Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer _________________________________________________________ Announcement Number: BRF000001 Opens: 11/10/99 Closes: 12/10/99 Position: Organist/Director of Music, GS-1051-11/12 Salary Range: GS-11: $41,726 - $54,242 GS-12: $50,008 - $65,012 This includes a 10.55% locality payment. Organization: US Military Academy, Office of the Chaplain Duty Location: West Point, NY   NOTE: This position is under the excepted service personnel system. Any selected applicant who is currently in the competitive service will be taken out of the competitive service when he/she occupies this position. The applicant selected for this position will be provided information on the provisions of the excepted service and will be required to sign a statement attesting to their understanding of these provisions at the time that they enter on duty. The selected applicant will be required to serve a one year trial period. A benefit package is available including health and life insurance.   This position is being recruited at the GS-11 level and the GS-12 level. If applicant is selected at the lower grade level, incumbent may be promoted without further competition to the target grade of GS-12 in accordance with regulatory requirements and the manager's recommendation.   Interview: Applicants who meet the experience and education requirements may be required to appear for an interview/audition. The purpose of the interview/audition is to observe and evaluate first hand highly important qualifications of the applicants.   Area of Consideration: All sources   Job Duties: Serves as the organist for Cadet Chapel services on Sundays and other special services, e.g., weddings, funerals. Gives private recitals for distinguished visitors/visiting groups as requested. Selects music for services from a broad repertoire of both contemporary and traditional music, in consultation with Chaplain. Required to play an electronic carillon, the chime of bells, and other instruments as necessary. Responsible for the performance of the Cadet Choirs at services at USMA, special trips, radio and television broadcasts. Auditions all incoming cadets (to exclude Catholic and Jewish Chapels), selecting choirs. Rehearses choir weekly and as required holds special rehearsals. Selects music to be purchased. Oversees the maintenance of the organ and other instruments. Monitors condition, advising and assisting maintenance personnel on the maintenance and/or repair. Works on specifications for additions and improvements to organ. Consults with organ manufacturers when necessary. Receives visitors which include special dignitaries, Heads of State, tour groups, etc. Conducts tours of Cadet Chapel, providing a history of the chapel, organ, cadet choirs, etc.   Qualifications: GS-11 Level - Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree. Degree major should be in music. OR one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level   GS-12 Level: One year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level Specialized experience is defined as experience that demonstrated the knowledge of music theory, harmony, composition, and conducting, playing ecclesiastic music on pipe organ and another instrument in a recognized church or other institution and in the selection, organization, rehearsing and direction of student or adult choirs. Applicant must be proficient in playing a pipe organ and piano   KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Applicants will be ranked and rated based on their knowledge, skill and ability of the following:   > 1. Ability to blend contemporary and traditional music while > arranging for various music programs/services. > > 2. Knowledge of proper vocal tone production to audition and teach > cadets and select choirs. > > 3. Knowledge of organ design and repair so to advise on the nature > of the organ, acoustics and repairs needed. > > 4. Knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and techniques > of organ playing and choral conducting. > > HOW TO APPLY: Applicants must submit the following: > 1. SF-171 (Application for Federal Employment), OF-612 (Optional > Application for Federal Employment), or any written format that contains > the information required and a copy of current performance appraisal (if > applicable). 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(back) Subject: Re: Franck L'Organiste Revisited From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Sat, 13 Nov 1999 08:04:19 -0600   bud wrote:   > You CAN'T play them as written from the original edition without referr= ing to the > table of French Harmonium registrations in the front of the original e= dition, or > they ARE boring at best, and truly weird in some places. >=20 > Franck was a genius at exploiting the divided stops of a one-manual har= monium to > achieve effects normally only possible on a two-manual organ ... when h= e calls > for a 4' stop in the left hand and writes in the bottom of the keyboard= and a 16' > stop in the right hand and writes in the top of the keyboard, what actu= ally > happens is that both hands are playing at the same actual pitch, one ov= er top of > the other, as they would on a two-manual pipe organ. >=20 > There's more to L'Organiste than meets the eye (grin).   I would agree and would add this. Though the collection contains much stuff that is dull or in some cases even weird if you take the trouble to figure out how to register it, and are prepared to dig into the collection a bit, you will find at least a handful of pieces that are gems. Some of the pieces based on old French No=EBls, a piece called Sortie, a piece called Pri=E8re ...  
(back) Subject: Re: AMADEUS From: Bob Loesch <rrloesch@jps.net> Date: Sat, 13 Nov 1999 08:09:46 -0800   At 06:11 AM 11/12/1999 -0600, you wrote: > Does anyone have any opinion or experience with the program AMADEUS = ($100)? >Or other suggestions? If anyone does have Amadeus will it handle more = than >one stanza of lyrics? Pros and cons would be much appreciated.     I use a program called NoteWorthy Composer, available from http://www.ntworthy.com/   You can download an evaluation copy, which will do everything but print, and a full copy is only about $45. Great program!   Regards,   Bob   http://www.jps.net/rrloesch   Time flies whether you're having fun or not!   The best things in life aren't THINGS.  
(back) Subject: How can the organist help in teaching Hymn-singing (from Choralist)? From: Pat Maimone <patmai@juno.com> Date: Sat, 13 Nov 1999 18:48:49 -0500   Dear Pipechatters,   Do you have any ideas for this Choralist member on how the Organist can teach the Art Hymn Singing?   Choralist policy encourages private replies. Terry Koch's e-mail address is <tkoch@bmi.net> .   Pat Maimone   -----Original Message----- From: terry koch <tkoch@mail.bmi.net> To: choralist@lists.Colorado.EDU <choralist@lists.Colorado.EDU> Date: Saturday, November 13, 1999 9:27 AM Subject: Hymn-singing   >Dear Colleagues, > >I have been asked to do a presentation on the experience, >or, "art"- if you will, of hymn-singing. Among other >topics for consideration, it is to address current practices >and include ideas to help the worshiper sing with greater >emotional and intellectual understanding. > >Some ideas for consideration have been suggested to me: > >*helping the congregation know when to, and not to take > a breath by noticing the punctuation in the text > (group singing often means that a breath is taken > every time there is the least bit of a rhythmic > pause, whether it makes sense to breathe there or > not) > >*showing the congregation what exactly makes up a hymn > (the melody with its particular name designation; > the text, the Biblical text references on which > the text may be built, background information on > the hymn, composer and or poet, interesting tidbits > regarding the melody or rhythm) > >*why sing as a congregation? why is it done? > >*etc.: this, hopefully, is where you all would come in. > >I would value your collective input, ideas and wisdom >regarding this topic. Please respond privately. > >Thank you so very much. > >Terry Koch                 ___________________________________________________________________ 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: AMADEUS From: "Charles Brown" <clmoney@cybernex.net> Date: Sat, 13 Nov 1999 20:00:01 -0500   Bob:   I just downloaded that program. It looks really good and the price is = right.   Thanks for the information. I may pay my $45.00 tonight!!!!   Charles E. Brown   Visit My Web Site At: http://www.classicalcorner.com   ----- Original Message ----- From: Bob Loesch <rrloesch@jps.net> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Saturday, November 13, 1999 11:09 AM Subject: Re: AMADEUS     > At 06:11 AM 11/12/1999 -0600, you wrote: > > Does anyone have any opinion or experience with the program AMADEUS ($100)? > >Or other suggestions? If anyone does have Amadeus will it handle more than > >one stanza of lyrics? Pros and cons would be much appreciated. > > > I use a program called NoteWorthy Composer, available from > http://www.ntworthy.com/ > > You can download an evaluation copy, which will do everything but print, > and a full copy is only about $45. Great program! > > Regards, > > Bob > > http://www.jps.net/rrloesch > > Time flies whether you're having fun or not! > > The best things in life aren't THINGS. > > "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: Frank, Howells, Telemann and Peeters From: JKVDP@aol.com Date: Sun, 14 Nov 1999 00:10:10 EST   Brenda: Consider "Sixty Devotional Pieces for Organ on Modal Themes" by Don Paul Benoit, OSB published by J Fischer and Bro. These are generally quietish =   pieces, based on plainsong melodies and are mostly about one page in = lenght. Medium difficult to very easy. This highly Liturgical music is recommended by Jerry, the Seattle Puritan