PipeChat Digest #1170 - Tuesday, November 23, 1999
 
Hark! The Herald... Hazleton PLAYS?!?!?!
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
Dover editions
  by "Jorge J. Gomez" <qvixotes@yahoo.com>
 


(back) Subject: Hark! The Herald... Hazleton PLAYS?!?!?! From: <ScottFop@aol.com> Date: Tue, 23 Nov 1999 01:59:43 EST   This past Saturday evening members of the Detroit Theatre Organ Society = were treated to a fantastic concert by Tom Hazleton at the Senate Theatre's = 1928, four manual, 34 rank Mighty WurliTzer. His repertoire included everything =   from Gershwin to torch songs to ballads to marches to classical transcriptions. There were several hundred eager listeners in attendance = and I doubt that anyone left disappointed after the fun sounds that filled the =   theatre for two hours.   Sunday morning, the Feast of Christ the King, Tom took the bench at the National Shrine of the Little Flower to accompany the Shrine's choir at = the Choir Mass. The repertoire included Franz Schubert's "The Omnipotence" = and T. Fredrick H. Candlyn's "Christ Whose Glory Fills the Skies." Many who = were in attendance at the Senate the evening before also came to the National Shrine to hear Tom's "other side" the following morning.   He ran the organ through it's paces and then some. In fact, he enjoyed = the Grande Kilgen to such an extent that he chose to play two additional Liturgies as well as the Choir Mass! (while your's truly cantored.) I = must admit that I felt a bit funny not playing one note of any of the liturgies =   that day- but Tom's experience at Grace Cathedral under Richard Purvis = truly showed and I felt as though I was there during those glorious years while hearing him play to a full church. I cannot convey the overwhelming = feeling I had listening to this living genius "run the organ up to glory and back" = as he puts it.   Plans are, in fact, being made for Tom to record the National Shrine's = Kilgen as will I and other artists who have expressed an interest. You all can believe me when I tell you that, if ANYONE can find every available nuance =   the massive instrument has to offer, no matter how subtle, it is Tom = Hazleton!   To make a long story short, we have offered the position to one of the finalists who auditioned but details are not yet finalized. The question = of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day arose since our interim organist, Dr. Ray Ferguson, cannot be with us on December 24 or 25. Tom spoke with his wife =   and sons while I spoke with Monsignor and we will be flying him in on Dec = 23 to prepare and rehearse. He will accompany the Children's Choir and Youth =   Cantors the afternoon of the 24th and the semi-professional Parish Choir, Chant Schola and the professional Schola Cantorum at the Midnight Mass = (with an hour's worth of music before hand beginning at 11:00 pm. Repertoire = for that segment will include "The Christmas Oratorio" by Camille Saint-Saens, =   accompanied by full string orchestra, harp, tympani and Tom on the organ. = I will be conducting).   Christmas Day Liturgies will include brass quartet, tympani and Tom at the =   Grande Kilgen once again at 9:00 am and 12:30 pm. The Parish Choir and Scholas will join all of them and sing at the 10:45 am Liturgy. Music at that Liturgy (as well as the Midnight Mass) will include repertoire by Rutter, Parker/Shaw, Berlioz, Willan and Victoria and other composers as = well as traditional Gregorian Chant. Again, Tom will accompany and I will = conduct the Shrine's choirs.   Even though we have not yet "signed on the dotted line" with a new = Liturgical Music Assistant, there is a light at the end of the tunnel and it is = getting much much closer, thank goodness! In the mean time, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Liturgies will be moving full-steam-ahead with our very = special guest organist. Judging by the reactions of congregants and visitors = alike following yesterday's Masses, Christmas Eve will surely provide meaningful =   and beautiful music to all who enter our doors at the corner of Woodward Avenue and Twelve Mile Road on December 24 and 25.   Scott F. Foppiano, Director of Music and Liturgical Coordination National Shrine of the Little Flower    
(back) Subject: Dover editions From: "Jorge J. Gomez" <qvixotes@yahoo.com> Date: Tue, 23 Nov 1999 10:44:03 +0100   Is it posible to get a catalogue of the Dover editions?   I have the Dover edition of the Masses for organ by Couperin, but the titles of the pieces are in English. How to get the original titles in= French?   Very thanks.   Jorge G=F3mez