PipeChat Digest #1118 - Sunday, October 17, 1999
SAB, libraries in databases, Chalupas, etc. (X-posted, sorta)
  by "bud" <budchris@earthlink.net>
Link to article about ACCH  (X-Posted)
  by "Will Scarboro" <whs1325@garnet.acns.fsu.edu>
  by "Paul Austin" <paul.p.austin@talk21.com>
RE: Testing.
  by "Storandt, Peter" <pstorandt@okcu.edu>
Earning a living!!
  by <paul.p.austin@talk21.com>
Mr. David Messineo / MSU
  by "Jan Vanderstad" <dcob@nac.net>
Freelancing (was: Earning a living)
  by "Pat Maimone" <patmai@juno.com>
Christmas Music Needed
  by "Jason D. Comet" <bombarde8@juno.com>
Re: Earning a living!!
  by "bruce cornely" <rohrschok8@webtv.net>
Re: Christmas Music Needed
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
Re: Earning a living!!
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>

(back) Subject: SAB, libraries in databases, Chalupas, etc. (X-posted, sorta) From: bud <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Sat, 16 Oct 1999 14:03:34 -0700   A question: how many of you have your anthem libraries in databases that you could e-mail and/or print out and send snail mail? My librarian (praise GOD for LARGE favours!) is in the process of entering ours into PowerChurch, which is what we use for a record-keeping database at church. I don't recommend PowerChurch, BTW ... it was foisted upon us by our since-departed Senior Warden/Grouch. But anyway ... I'd be interested to see other folks' music lists, if you have them. Ours took a quantum leap over the summer with the out-of-print stuff I collected, but I'm in a mood to stretch our basically 19th-century repertoire at both ends ... renaissance (in English [not translated] ... rather more difficult to find) and baroque, and (mildly) contemporary (not CCM, of course).   Another question: have I missed anything in the way of useable SAB octavos and/or collections? I think I listed most of what we have awhile back. It seems there may be a gap between the departure of my present tenor and a line-item for hiring another, at least on a regular basis.   I told the Rector we can go more in the direction of a chant choir in the interim, since practically all the service music I wrote for them is SATB; they have FINALLY conquered the Gregorian Communions ... not without a certain amount of wailing and gnashing of teeth, but I discovered the problem was the modern notation. Faced with GREGORIAN notation, they pay ATTENTION and sing them right off. I have noticed over time that this group is EXTREMELY sensitive to the nuances of how I notate things ... they sing EXACTLY what I write, for good or for ill (grin).   My body has declared a Day Off, whether or not I can afford the time ... got up this morning, opened the mail, went back to bed, and slept until NOON.   A gastronomical note: the Santa Fe Chicken Chalupas from Taco Bell are the best of the lot. Nobody's advertising works on me, except Taco Bell's, and I don't even LIKE chihuahuas (grin).   Cheers,   Bud      
(back) Subject: Link to article about ACCH (X-Posted) From: Will Scarboro <whs1325@garnet.acns.fsu.edu> Date: Sat, 16 Oct 1999 17:12:21 -0400   I did some searching and found this article about the events this past week in Atlantic City. I thought I should pass it along to anyone who is interested.   Will Scarboro     http://www.nj.com/jersey/ledger/d449c1.html      
(back) Subject: Testing. From: "Paul Austin" <paul.p.austin@talk21.com> Date: Sat, 16 Oct 1999 22:38:29 +0100   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_000F_01BF1827.2BD78900 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Dear list,   Am I connected to this list? Just checking.   Thanks.   Paul Austin.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_000F_01BF1827.2BD78900 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META content=3D3D"text/html; charset=3D3Diso-8859-1" =3D http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 5.00.2314.1000" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Dear list,</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Am I connected to this =3D list?&nbsp;&nbsp; Just=3D20 checking.</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Thanks.</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Paul = Austin.</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_000F_01BF1827.2BD78900--    
(back) Subject: RE: Testing. From: "Storandt, Peter" <pstorandt@okcu.edu> Date: Sat, 16 Oct 1999 16:42:00 -0500   Paul: Welcome! Peter   -----Original Message----- From: Paul Austin [mailto:paul.p.austin@talk21.com] Sent: Saturday, October 16, 1999 4:38 PM To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: Testing.     Dear list, Am I connected to this list? Just checking. Thanks. Paul Austin.    
(back) Subject: Earning a living!! From: paul.p.austin@talk21.com Date: Sat, 16 Oct 1999 23:15:49 BST     Dear list,   I have recently given up a quite well paid job to move back up North to be = closer to my family. I am now seeking new employment to pay my internet = bills!   In this area there is a great shortage of organists, to the extent that = funeral directors and wedding organisers depend on good luck to track down = an organist.   I would love to earn my living playing the organ, (wouldn't we all), and = have written to several of the above offering my sevices, and so far I = have been quite fortunate in gaining work. I have the support of my = Parish Priest and he has offered to provide me with any references that = may be required.   I would be grateful for any advice on how to go about establishing myself = as a 'freelance' organist.   Thanks for your help.   Paul Austin. <paul.p.austin@talk21.com>       -------------------- talk21 your FREE portable and private address on the net at = http://www.talk21.com    
(back) Subject: Mr. David Messineo / MSU From: Jan Vanderstad <dcob@nac.net> Date: Sat, 16 Oct 1999 18:51:23 -0400   Good Evening, Listers Sorry to post this for a thousand or so recipients. Would Mr. David Messineo, organ instructor at Montclair State University please contact me, or someone please forward the contact information for him. I understand he is the organist at Glen Ridge Congregational Church. I had his contact information, but I am still recovering from a hard drive failure. Is the organ department at Montclair State still "living?" I am hearing too many mixed rumors to believe any of them. Thanks to all in advance. Mr. Jan S. Vanderstad   Student & Chorus Accompanist- Sussex County Community College, Newton NJ Assistant Organist- Netherlands Reformed Church, Clifton NJ Representative- Dutch Craft Organ Builders  
(back) Subject: Freelancing (was: Earning a living) From: Pat Maimone <patmai@juno.com> Date: Sat, 16 Oct 1999 19:15:32 -0400   Dear Paul,   Welcome to Pipechat!   > I would be grateful for any advice on how to go about establishing > myself as a 'freelance' organist. Have you joined the American Guild of Organists? Where do you live and work? Please see the AGO web site..   http://www.agohq.org   for the chapter closest to you as well as listings of Positions Available.   > Thanks for your help.   You are quite welcome. This list is a marvelous network!   If you are anywhere near New York's Hudson Valley, we could probably find you substitute Sunday work as well as some weddings and funerals. One of our substitutes often has three different opportunities per Sunday. Frank Poole in Northern NJ has a list of current positions available in the NY-NJ metropolitan area. All chapter newsletters which I have seen contain information on positions available within their boundaries.   Pat Maimone Dean, Central Hudson Valley Chapter #209 American Guild of Organists   Organist/Director of Musical Activities Post Chapel, West Point, NY III/57 hybrid ___________________________________________________________________ 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: Christmas Music Needed From: "Jason D. Comet" <bombarde8@juno.com> Date: Sat, 16 Oct 1999 09:11:11 -0400   I am looking for a Christmas Cantata to which I have tried every music publishing company and can not find it.   The church bought it and used it in '97, but I can't find it in a publishing company   CHRISTMAS MUSIC for Pageant, Concert, and Worship Service   Included optional narrations for a worship musical, Behold This Child.   I am looking for the instrumental scores and a "conductors" score to it.   If you can be of any help, please let me know.   And to make it organ-related, I think I can transcribe some of the piano accomp.s to Organ to use with the orchestra if needed.   Thanks,   Jason Comet bombarde8@juno.com |\ Organist/Choir Director | | 2/22 M.P. Moller pipe organ O ~20 member choir   ___________________________________________________________________ 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: Earning a living!! From: rohrschok8@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Sat, 16 Oct 1999 22:43:40 -0400 (EDT)   Paul, One of the best ways I've found of advertising is the telephone company Yellow Pages. Of coure, you have to hit them at the right time to get in. When I was setting up a piano studio years ago, this was the most successful advertising venue I used.   Flyers to various place for which you would like to play accompanied by an attractive business card would also be helpful.   Word of mouth is, of course, very helpful. At first you might find it necessary to work for less than is reasonable, but once you are established, gently increasing the rate is fairly easy.   You're lucky about the funeral directors and wedding folks hunting for organists. Around here they just pop in a cassette and push the button.   You should invest $50 in a "clergy license" and open a wedding chapel. You could do it all for less. Do you cook???? ;-)   bruce cornely ~:~:~ rohrschok8@webtv.net gainesville, florida    
(back) Subject: Re: Christmas Music Needed From: DRAWKNOB@aol.com Date: Sat, 16 Oct 1999 23:38:23 EDT   In a message dated 10/16/99 8:13:06 PM Central Daylight Time, bombarde8@juno.com writes:   << CHRISTMAS MUSIC for Pageant, Concert, and Worship Service >>   Jason,   Who is the composer/arranger?   JW Pepper Music has access to most of the major publishers and you can = start a search by many ways... Instrument, parts, composer, arranger, publisher, =   title, etc... You can find Pepper Music Company's vast resources online at: http://www.jwpepper.com/   Good luck!   John  
(back) Subject: Re: Earning a living!! From: Bob Scarborough <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Sat, 16 Oct 1999 20:39:34   At 10:43 PM 10/16/1999 -0400, you wrote: > >You should invest $50 in a "clergy license" and open a wedding chapel.   Be SURE to see Brewse for a FINE deal onna "previously owned" Bawldwin schpinnette organ....PERFECT for those funerals! Be sure to get the "badaBOOM badaBING" "Fun Machine" option.   BWAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA!