PipeChat Digest #1128 - Monday, October 25, 1999
 
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  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Hinners Goes to School-A Correction
  by "Richard Schneider" <arpncorn@davesworld.net>
Re: Carols during Advent
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
Re: Hinners Goes to School-A Correction
  by "William T. Van Pelt III" <wvanpelt@pop.erols.com>
Music Appreciation Sunday - 1st. Pres - Skan.
  by "Douglas A Campbell" <dougcampbell@juno.com>
Suitable Bach Score
  by "Carl & Grace Snip" <cgscissors@followme.com>
Bach's Oratorio
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com>
Re: Suitable Bach Score
  by "Evelyn Rowe" <efrowe@mindspring.com>
Re: Suitable Bach Score
  by "bud" <budchris@earthlink.net>
L'Ascension
  by "Stephen F. P. Karr" <karr_sf@ACADMN.MERCER.EDU>
An organ CD for those who are thinking of transcriptions
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@post.queensu.ca>
I Got Mooned!! (xpost)
  by "N Brown" <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
 


(back) Subject: Plain Text From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Sun, 24 Oct 1999 07:24:47 -0500   ADMIN... Thanks for the wake-up-call. I have gone back and reset to = Plain Text. Please let me know how I'm coming thru.   Rick dutchorgan+AEA-svs.net http://www.svs.net/Dutch        
(back) Subject: Hinners Goes to School-A Correction From: Richard Schneider <arpncorn@davesworld.net> Date: Sun, 24 Oct 1999 07:34:03 -0500   On Sat, 23 Oct 1999 11:37:44 -0400, the esteemed William T. Van Pelt III <wvanpelt@pop.erols.com> wrote:   > Dear List:   <Snippage about other matters> > I know of the sad state in which exists the huge E. M. Skinner organ at = > Kellogg High School in Grand Rapids (it is entirely intact and > restorable, and is immediately previous to Skinner's great organ at > Girard College, Philadelphia -- itself a high school of sorts and not a = > college as we infer from its name -- but the Kellogg organ is in a > padded acoustic and Girard decidedly is not).   Having grown up in Grand Rapids, this post immediately caught my attention. for the life of me, I couldn't remember ever hearing about "Kellogg High School" during my growing up years. I went to EGRHS myself, which has an old high building dating from 1927. It's Pioneer Auditorium would be a PERFECT setting for an instrument and, in fact, has chambers for such an install! Hint-Hint?   But, back to the mystery at-hand:   So I went to my E.M.S. Opus List and lo and behold:   Kellogg Auditorium is not in Grand Rapids, but rather: Battle Creek. Actually: Kellogg should have been the dead giveaway to any of you who ever has eaten Corn Flakes for Breakfast!   It would be wonderful to see some kind of ground-swell effort made to resurrect this instrument. Indeed: given the current climate of "What's a pipe organ, starting some efforts at the secondary educational level would be wonderful. I know that it was during that time that my organ playing and building interest was sparked (to the chagrin of many, I'm sure!)   Now that we're no longer confused. . .   Faithfully,   "Arp in the Corn Patch" Richard Schneider SCHNEIDER PIPE ORGANS, Inc. Organbuilders 41-43 Johnston St. P. O. Box 137 Kenney, IL 61749-0137 (217) 944-2454 VOX (217) 944-2527 FAX arpncorn@davesworld.net Business EMAIL rnjs@family-net.net Personal EMAIL    
(back) Subject: Re: Carols during Advent From: DRAWKNOB@aol.com Date: Sun, 24 Oct 1999 09:32:30 EDT   In a message dated 10/23/99 7:51:40 PM Central Daylight Time, Innkawgneeto@webtv.net writes:   << Yes, John, you should--Ernest and Julio will be just fine >>   :-)  
(back) Subject: Re: Hinners Goes to School-A Correction From: "William T. Van Pelt III" <wvanpelt@pop.erols.com> Date: Sun, 24 Oct 1999 09:51:21 -0400   Thanks, Richard, for correcting the location of Kellogg High School. Of = course, it is in Battle Creek! And, thanks to DEMPAR1 for kindly reminding me of the super little Pilcher at the Blue Ridge School in Dyke = so expertly refurbished by Xavier Wilhelmy of Staunton.   Bill Van Pelt    
(back) Subject: Music Appreciation Sunday - 1st. Pres - Skan. From: Douglas A Campbell <dougcampbell@juno.com> Date: Sun, 24 Oct 1999 13:19:22 -0400   I normally don't post our Music List, but I thought you might enjoy this one !!!! - DAC     Note to list members: The "Westminster Musicians" is a vocal and instrumental group of high school students.   First Presbyterian Church Skaneateles, NY   ORDER OF WORSHIP October 24, 1999 Music Appreciation Day   THE PRELUDE Organ "Gothic Suite" - Boellmann   THE INTROIT Youth Bell Choir "Praise to the LORD" - K. McChesney   THE CALL TO CELEBRATION Liturgist THE CHORAL INTROIT Ensemble "God Be in My Head" - W. Davies   THE HYMN OF PRAISE Processional "When In Our Music, God Is Glorified" Engelberg - Charles Villiers Stanford, 1904 THE REFRAIN OF CONFESSION Responsive Reading "Kyrie" - J. Armstrong Westminster Musicians and Adult Choir THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON Liturgist THE GLORIA PATRI - Greatorex THE CELEBRATIONS AND CONCERNS THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE "The LORD's Prayer - A. Mallotte Adult Bell Choir THE INVITATION TO STEWARDSHIP At this time we wish to thank the Spitzer Family for the Margaret Spitzer Endowment Fund enabling us to enhance our worship serives with special musical programs throughout the year. These programs will be dedicated to Margaret because of her love for music. (NOTE to listmembers: Margaret Spitzer was a long time member who taught piano in the village for many years - while, as a single parent, putting all three of her sons throught Medical school !) THE ANTHEM Youth Choir "Magic Penny" -M. Reynolds THE OFFERING Organ "If Thou But Suffer God to Guide Thee" -Walcha THE DOXOLOGY Combined Choirs "Old 100th Psalm Tune" arr. - Vaughn Williams Robert Rutan, Andrew Moore, Stephen Corsello, Trumpets THE TIME FOR CHILDREN "When Children Play" - B. Fenner Women's Trio "Fell Cadence" -Douglas A. Campbell Adult Choir (Premiere) Dedicated to the memory of Gertrude Fell Osborne and Louise Fell Klump (NOTE to listmembers: Mrs. Osborne was the Director of Music here for many years and her sister, Mrs. Klump was our Organist. Mrs Osborne's son is our current organist and her grandson is the organist at the Episcopal Church across the street)) "For Hard Things" - J. Marshall Youth Choir WE LISTEN FOR GOD'S WORD TO US PART 1 "THE MUSIC OF THE SCRIPTURES" Liturgist "The Bible Is a Treasure Book" - W. Croft Ensemble "Psalm 150 -C. Franck Adult Choir PART 2 "THE MUSIC OF THE SCRIPTURES" Liturgist "Shall We GAther At The River arr. - D. Wood Adult Bell Choir THE HYMN Hendon "Take my Life and Let It Be" -H. A. Cesar Malan, 1827 "Draw Us In the Spirit's Tether" - H. Friedell Adult Choir PART 3 "THE MUSIC OF THE SCRIPTURES" Liturgist (Congregation will please sing the refrains) "In The Garden" -C. A. Miles Adult Bell Choir "How Great Thou Art" O Store Gud Adult Choir "Every Time I Fell the Spirit" Pentecost Westminster Musicians THE ANNOUNCEMENTS (Muisc appreciation luncheon immdiately following the service) MUSIC STAFF THANK YOU Ensemble "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" - arr. P. Knight THE BENEDICTION Liturgist THE CHORAL RESPONSE Combined Ensembles "The LORD Bless You and Keep You" -P. Lukin THE PEACE THE POSTLUDE Organ "Toccata" (from "Suite Gothic") - Boellmann      
(back) Subject: Suitable Bach Score From: "Carl & Grace Snip" <cgscissors@followme.com> Date: Sun, 24 Oct 1999 14:05:55 -0400   Dear Listers:   I'm thinking of getting one of our church organists a Christmas gift, = namely the music to Bach's Choral(e?) Prelude "All Glory be to God on High" [Allein Gott in der H=F6h = sei Ehr].   I suspect that most of Bach's organ works have been published in various = arrangements with differing levels of tampering, alterations, editorial mods, etc., and = would like to know, which of those available would be the least adulterated? The intended recipient is = reasonably accomplished at the console, so I don't want to give a watered-down score out of = ignorance on my part.   Once I know which score would be best, or at least decide which one to get = based on your valued input, I will need to know where and/or how to obtain it [ I am within an = hour's drive of Toronto, Ontario, Canada ] .   Thanks in advance for any assistance you can provide in this regard.   Yours Organically,   Carl Snip        
(back) Subject: Bach's Oratorio From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> Date: Sun, 24 Oct 1999 13:11:14 -0500   Is anyone aware whether there has been a = transcription/reduction/arrangement of Bach's oratorio for 2 keyboards?   Regards,   Glenda Sutton        
(back) Subject: Re: Suitable Bach Score From: Evelyn Rowe <efrowe@mindspring.com> Date: Sun, 24 Oct 1999 14:42:40 -0400   At 02:05 PM 10/24/1999 -0400, Carl wrote: >Dear Listers: > >I'm thinking of getting one of our church organists a Christmas gift,= namely=20 >the music to Bach's >Choral(e?) Prelude "All Glory be to God on High" [Allein Gott in der H=F6h= sei=20 >Ehr]. > First question is "which one?" I play three different ones (the two-voice one, the trio from the Leibzig Chorales, and the Orgelbuechlein one), and there are lots more Bach chorale preludes on that tune.   Because Bach is so central to the literature, I think most of us buy in bulk, so I have no idea what's out there in single copies. There are four or five urtext editions in print, from way cheap (Kalmus reprints of the old Peters edition) to way expensive (Baerenreiter and Mayhew), but they're multi-volume Complete Works.   Good luck.   Evie   mailto:efrowe@mindspring.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Suitable Bach Score From: bud <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Sun, 24 Oct 1999 13:13:33 -0700   Unfortunately, there are MANY settings of "Allein Gott" among Bach's work= s ... in the Great 18, in the Clavieruebung, Part III, in the Miscellaneous Chorale-Preludes. If your o= rganist owns these volumes, he/she already has all the settings. As far as unadulterated and easy to = read, the Widor-Schweitzer edition or the Neue Bach Ausgabe are probably the best.   Cheers,   Bud   Carl & Grace Snip wrote:   > Dear Listers: > > I'm thinking of getting one of our church organists a Christmas gift, n= amely the music to Bach's > Choral(e?) Prelude "All Glory be to God on High" [Allein Gott in der H=F6= h sei Ehr]. > > I suspect that most of Bach's organ works have been published in variou= s arrangements with > differing levels of tampering, alterations, editorial mods, etc., and w= ould like to know, which of > those available would be the least adulterated? The intended recipient = is reasonably accomplished > at the console, so I don't want to give a watered-down score out of ign= orance on my part. > > Once I know which score would be best, or at least decide which one to = get based on your valued > input, I will need to know where and/or how to obtain it [ I am within = an hour's drive of Toronto, > Ontario, Canada ] . > > Thanks in advance for any assistance you can provide in this regard. > > Yours Organically, > > Carl Snip > > "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: L'Ascension From: "Stephen F. P. Karr" <karr_sf@ACADMN.MERCER.EDU> Date: Sun, 24 Oct 1999 18:32:07 -0400   Hello, fellow listmembers-   I am looking for a copy of Messaien's "L'Ascension." I'm beginning work = on it, and need my own copy to mark up (and how!). If anyone has a copy that =   they'd be willing to sell me at a price less than the current publisher = price, please contact me privately at <karr_sf@acadmn.mercer.edu>.   Thanks so much,   -Stephen Karr      
(back) Subject: An organ CD for those who are thinking of transcriptions From: Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca> Date: Sun, 24 Oct 1999 18:37:27 -0400   For those on the list who are looking for shorter organ transcriptions = that do not appear too difficult to play. Some of the following pieces might make good "encore" pieces, and others might well fit in as a prelude or a postlude to Sunday service playing.   I have found an organ CD of a lot of those relatively short organ transcriptions that are mentioned on the list from time to time. It is NAXOS 8.550791 and it is titled "Organ Meditation" played by Janos Sebestyen at the organ in the House of Arts in Szekszard, Hungary.   It seems to me that it might be a good indicator of some of the less well known organ transcriptions that are not too long. Most of them are about three minutes in length. As to where you would find the music, i cannot say, but I have some of these pieces as piano transcriptions, and it seems to me that it would be easy to arrange them for organ with a little = ingenuity!   The tracks are as follows:   Schumann: Dreaming, Op. 15 No 7 from "Kinderscenen" Martini: Gavotte in F major Marcello: Adagio from Oboe Concerto in D major Gluck: Gavotte J.S. Bach: Siciliana in D minor Carvalho: Toccata in G minor J.S. Bach: Pastorale in F major, BWV 590 Grieg: Holberg Suite, No 4 Air and No 3 Gavotte Saint-Saens: The Swan, from "Carnival of the Animals" Bossi: Scherzo in G minor Op.49, No 2 Bossi: Pastorale, Op. 118. No. 3 Liszt: Consolations, S172, No. 4, Quasi adagio Elgar: Chanson de nuit, Op. 13, No.1 R. Strauss: Morgen, Op. 27, No. 4, from "Vier Leider" Faure: Allegresse, Op. 84, No. 7, from "Pieces Breves" Faure: Apres un reve, Op. 7, No.1 Johan Roman: Fragment from "Drettingholm Music"   A bit of a mixed bag, as you can see, but I think that there is a lot of good stuff in there! It is worth the few bucks that NAXOS CDs cost to investigate the music.   Bob Conway  
(back) Subject: I Got Mooned!! (xpost) From: Innkawgneeto@webtv.net (N Brown) Date: Sun, 24 Oct 1999 20:38:48 -0400 (EDT)   Friends: I know this is off-topic, but I wanted to share my experience of this evening.   This has not been my most enjoyable Sunday. So, after my youth choir rehearsal this evening (a rehearsal in which I lectured them quite heatedly about what it is we do and why it's important and why I am SO MAD at them for crappy attendance), I stopped at the beach here in town before venturing home. I began to meditate and to read my Bible. A thick band of clouds was slowly making its way out to sea to reveal a most clean, clear starlit sky. As I continued reading, the clouds moved farther and farther toward the horizon. After a few moments, I began to notice a whiteness tracing the uppermost reaches of the cloud line and my anticipation level soared. It seemed to take forever... Then, lo and behold, the full moon began to peek out from the tops of the clouds and slowly take center stage of my vista. The clouds kept on their trek and the moon was now totally visible above Long Beach Island, shining beautfiully and creating a shimmering trail of light across the bay directly toward where I was parked. It was breathtaking to watch the handiwork of God, a handiwork He seemed to create just for me. I truly felt God telling me, "Neil, it's gonna be okay. I love you." And wouldn't you know it, the New Testament lesson I read after that was the crucifixion, resurrection, and appearance of Jesus to the disciples, as recorded in St. John 19-21. Indeed, I got mooned!! Soli Deo Gloria.   Have a blessed week.   --Neil Brown, Barnegat, NJ USA