PipeChat Digest #1135 - Saturday, October 30, 1999
 
Re: Bennett TP organ
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com>
Troy NY concert announcement (x-post)
  by <CareyOrgan@aol.com>
Ex-nurse organists
  by "Spencer Gray King, Jr." <gking1@bellsouth.net>
Gordon Nevin
  by "Bill" <WGWUTILS@webtv.net>
Re: Ex-nurse organists
  by "Ron Natalie" <ron@sensor.com>
RE: Gordon Nevin
  by "Tim Byram-Wigfield" <t_byram-wigfield@jesus.cam.ac.uk>
Re: Bennett TP organ
  by "Sand Lawn" <sandlawn@prodigy.net>
Ex-nurse organists
  by <WAYNE_BURCHAM@rsausa.com>
Re: Ex-nurse organists
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: Ex-nurse organists
  by "Dr. Peter Pocock" <pocock@mciworld.com>
Re: Ex-nurse organists
  by "Bud/Burgie" <budchris@earthlink.net>
Re: Pipes v electric.
  by "Douglas A Campbell" <dougcampbell@juno.com>
Re: Ex-nurse organists
  by "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Ex-nurse organists
  by "Evelyn Rowe" <efrowe@mindspring.com>
Re:  performance anxiety
  by "Shirley" <pnst@snip.net>
re: performance anxiety
  by "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@arkansas.net>
Worcester Concerts
  by "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com>
Re: Ex-nurse organists
  by "Barbara Eppley" <beppley@acorn.net>
Thanks for tips to deal with performance anxiety
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com>
Re: performance anxiety--tenormin
  by "Roy Wilson" <royjaneann@hotmail.com>
Re: Pipes v electric.
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
 


(back) Subject: Re: Bennett TP organ From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 07:15:34 -0500   Brent Johnson wrote: > > Today I got to find something nice. A 99% functional tubular-pneumatic > organ > with the name Bennett on it. This organ was in the Presbyterian church = of > Bridgeport, Illinois. The Bennett organ company seems to be of Rock = Island, > Illinois, according to the nameplate. The best information we could = gather > on this instrument indicates it was built in the early 30s, although > we could be way off, because our "research assistant" had only been a = member > of the church since the mid 60's. > I'm wondering if anyone who subscribes to one of the plethora of email = lists > I'm posting to can supply me with more information about this company? > Thanks.   The instrument in the Presbyterian Church in Bridgeport, Illinois is more likely to have been built in the teens or 1920s than the 1930s, since that is when Bennett was in business. There was a long dynasty of organ companies based in the quad cities, and Bennett was heavily involved in their history.   It all began when Englishman Octavius Marshall was involved in the purchase of a London built Lewis organ for the Episcopal Church in Ripon, Wisconsin in 1860. He and his brothers set up an organ firm Marshall Bros. in Ripon (later Marshall & Odenbrett of Ripon, Marshall Bros. of Milwaukee, Marshall Bros. & Clarke, etc., etc.), and recruited several other Englishmen including John F. Lancashire and John Turner. These two later left and set up their own firm in Moline, Illinois, called Lancashire & Turner, which in 1879 became the Moline Organ Co., one of the finest midwestern builders of the nineteenth century and heavily influenced by the finer British firms. In 1891 Octavius Marshall went into partnership with his former employee John Lancashire and reorganized the Moline Organ Co. as the Lancashire-Marshall Organ Co. of Moline, Illinois.   Robert J. Bennett alias Benoit enters the picture in the 1890s. There is some doubt as to whether he was born in Paris, Maine or Paris, France, but he seems to have been related to the Lahaise family who worked for Hook & Hastings and now have their own organ firm in Boston. Having trained with Hook & Hastings, Bennett became the manager of the pipe organ division of Lyon & Healey of Chicago, who in those days made organs as well as harps. There seems to have been some connection between Lyon & Healy and the Los Angeles Art Organ Co. (builders of the Wanamakers organ), but precisely what this was still remains to be fathomed. John Lancashire died at the turn of the century and in 1902 Bennett became the partner of Octavius Marshall and the Lancashire-Marshall Organ Co. reorganized as the Marshall-Bennett Organ Co. of Rock Island, Illinois. In fact the premises had not moved from Moline, and were in the same place as before, but meanwhile the Moline/Rock Island municipal boundary had moved and the firm therefore found itself in a different city.   Mr. Marshall left the firm in 1908 and after running his own firm in Kansas City for a while later ended up as an Austin representative. Meanwhile the Rock Island firm reorganized as the Bennett Organ Company, which operated under that name from 1908-1927, before reorganizing as the Rock Island Organ Co. in 1927 and finally going to the wall in 1930.   [Many of these details are taken from David Fox's book on North American organbuilders, published by the OHS. I also wrote an article on the Moline Organ Co. in the English periodical The Organ back about ten years ago, while Richard Weber of Milwaukee has been doing a lot of excellent research and written several articles on the Marshall connection.]   John Speller St. Louis, Mo.  
(back) Subject: Troy NY concert announcement (x-post) From: CareyOrgan@aol.com Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 08:18:56 EDT   "The Return of Fantoms & Phugues" Friday, October 29 at 7:00 St. Paul's Episcopal Church, State & Third Streets, Troy NY Keith & Judith Williams, organ & piano The Horror Chamber Singers   Wake Night Chant Olde Irish Ballade (Lehrer) Skin & Bones Pumpkin Carols   Funeral March of a Marionette Gounod, arr. Williams Graceful Ghost Rag Bolcolm The Phantom Regiment Anderson All Hallows Eve - Scherzo Bedell Nocturne - Bal Fantome Poulenc The Fossils' Ball Saint-Saens Toccata & Fugue in D Minor Bach   Admission by donation. Free treats for all in costume!  
(back) Subject: Ex-nurse organists From: "Spencer Gray King, Jr." <gking1@bellsouth.net> Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 08:57:38 -0400   Isn't it interesting to see how many ex-nurses are organists. = Hum.....wonder what the connection is? Me too.   Gray   mreeves@vzinet.com wrote:   > In performance, the adrenalin is high, the heart races and vessels = constrict > (fight or flight reaction) and blood pressure goes up. The medical > reasoning for the bananas before performance is because they (bananas) > contain an high level of potassium, which relaxes smooth muscle tissue = that > line the blood vessels, and this will assist in keeping the blood = pressure > down, and keeps the heart from having to work so hard. > > I used to be a nurse...whether it works for you or not, there is some > validity to it's reasoning. > > Mark Reeves, Dir. of Music/Organist > mreeves@vzinet.com > First UMC - Canton, Texas > http://netministries.org/see/churches/ch02328 > > "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: Gordon Nevin From: WGWUTILS@webtv.net (Bill) Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 09:50:53 -0400 (EDT)   I finally saw him referenced. I have been searching for an original composition by Nevin since i lost my copy (in sheet music format) back in the early 60's. It was either a Toccata or Prelude AND fugue which I thought quite good and easy to perform (which I need badly) and very JSB'esh in sound (counterpoint).I've been unable to find him listed in any of the composers lists (or was he noted more for his transcriptions than for his original compositions? Can anyone on the list help me?   Thanks: Bill W. in (now warming up again) Florida    
(back) Subject: Re: Ex-nurse organists From: Ron Natalie <ron@sensor.com> Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 09:57:45 -0400       "Spencer Gray King, Jr." wrote: > > Isn't it interesting to see how many ex-nurses are organists. = Hum.....wonder > what the connection is? Me too. > I'm an ex-paramedic, does that count?  
(back) Subject: RE: Gordon Nevin From: "Tim Byram-Wigfield" <t_byram-wigfield@jesus.cam.ac.uk> Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 15:04:27 +0100   there are 2 Gordon Balch Nevins listed in the Directory of Organ Composers (compiled by John Hendersn and obtained from the RSCM). The one I think = you are interested in is the son (1892-1943)who was an organist from = Cleveland, Ohio. He wrote the following, mostly during the 1910s and 20s: Will o' the Wisp Song of Sunrise Moonlight Serenade Praeludium In Memoriam-Elegy L'Arlequin (staccato Etude) Sketches of the City 72 Interludes Scheherazade Rural Sketches Sonata Tripartite Silver Clouds Pageant Triumphal Sylvan Idyll Autuamn Memories Song without words Festal Procession and Fantaisie on Jerusalem the Golden!! this is in addiion to the transcription I mentioned in an earlier email.   Tim BW   > -----Original Message----- > From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of > Bill > Sent: 29 October 1999 14:51 > To: PipeChat > Subject: Gordon Nevin > > > I finally saw him referenced. I have been searching for an original > composition by Nevin since i lost my copy (in sheet music format) back > in the early 60's. It was either a Toccata or Prelude AND fugue which I > thought quite good and easy to perform (which I need badly) and very > JSB'esh in sound (counterpoint).I've been unable to find him listed in > any of the composers lists (or was he noted more for his transcriptions > than for his original compositions? Can anyone on the list help me? > > Thanks: Bill W. in (now warming up again) Florida > > > "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: Bennett TP organ From: "Sand Lawn" <sandlawn@prodigy.net> Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 12:42:13 -0700   I find on my Bennett opus list the following entry:   First Presbyterian Church Bridgeport, IL Opus 295 installed in 1913 TP - 2 manuals 10 ranks   Glad you found it there.   Sand Lawn      
(back) Subject: Ex-nurse organists From: WAYNE_BURCHAM@rsausa.com Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 15:39:06 -0400       <<Gray wrote: Isn't it interesting to see how many ex-nurses are organists. Hum.....wonder what the connection is? Me too.>>   OK, I'll go out on a limb here. IMHO there are a number of professions that attract (for whatever reason, I don't know or care) a higher percentage of gay men than the norm in the population at large. Of these professions, organist, nurse, sales associate at Bloomingdale's, Macy's, Sach's Fifth Avenue, Interior Designer, etc. spring to mind. So, therefore, someone that would have been in one of the above mentioned professions would be more likely in a profession change to go to another of the above mentioned professions. Any other theories? I would never tell anyone else how to live or who to love so these ideas are just my humble opinion. Regards.   Wayne NYC & Milford, PA      
(back) Subject: Re: Ex-nurse organists From: Bob Scarborough <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 12:52:47   At 03:39 PM 10/29/1999 -0400, you wrote: >   >OK, I'll go out on a limb here. IMHO there are a >number of professions that attract (for whatever >reason, I don't know or care) a higher percentage >of gay men than the norm in the population at large. >Of these professions, organist, nurse, sales associate >at Bloomingdale's, Macy's, Sach's Fifth Avenue, >Interior Designer, etc. spring to mind.<snip>   Don't forget the ever-popular hair stylist....   dB  
(back) Subject: Re: Ex-nurse organists From: "Dr. Peter Pocock" <pocock@mciworld.com> Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 13:34:04 -0700   At 03:39 PM 10/29/1999 -0400, WAYNE_BURCHAM@rsausa.com wrote: >. . .a higher percentage of gay men than the norm in the population at = large. >Of these professions, organist, nurse, sales associate >at Bloomingdale's, Macy's, Sach's Fifth Avenue, >Interior Designer, etc. spring to mind.   How about adding to that Doctor, Plumber, Pastor, Motor Mechanic, = Academic, Scientist, Journalist, Teacher, Attorney, Educator, Musician of any category (not just Organist), Manager, Stock Broker, Child Care Providor, Car Salesperson, Secretary, Administrative Assistant, Corporate CEO, Banker, Tax Accountant, Dance Instructor, Film Director/Producer, Computer Salesman, Graphic Designer . . . . etc. etc. etc. These are just a few of the gay people I know in my life -- no nurses, sales associates, or interior designers, sorry!   >Any other theories? I would >never tell anyone else how to live or who to love so >these ideas are just my humble opinion. Regards.   By buying into the stereotypes that are are often imposed on the basis of race, sexual preference, physical or mental challenges, or anyone who is a little different, we are telling others how to live by reinforcing those stereotypes, creating a world that remains prejudiced, instead of one = where all people are welcomed regardless of appearance, who they choose as their life partners, or any other reason for exclusion.   As this is totally and completely off-topic, let's return to discussing pipe organs and related topics.   Regards,   Dr. Peter Pocock Co-Owner, PipeChat    
(back) Subject: Re: Ex-nurse organists From: "Bud/Burgie" <budchris@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 13:59:20 -0700   Be NICE, Bob (grin) ... my last stylist (back when I had hair) was a = married triathlete with four kids.   Cheers,   Bud the Bald   > >Don't forget the ever-popular hair stylist.... > >dB > >"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: Pipes v electric. From: Douglas A Campbell <dougcampbell@juno.com> Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 09:19:50 -0400       On Tue, 26 Oct 1999 19:19:29 +0100 "paul austin" <paul.p.austin@talk21.com> writes: >Dear list. > >You may recall me asking your advice on this subject. If not, allow >me to remind you briefly. > > Basically, my church (I am organist) are considering replacing our >pipe organ with an electronic. I was asked by a church official to >consider this and to put my views across at a vestry meeting. This I >have done, and thankyou for your views. > >Anyway, despite my views it would appear I was asked only out of >politeness and my views don't count, but that's another story. I >would now appreciate some more advice if you don't mind. The question >is what to do with the pipe organ. I would hate to see it scrapped as >it is a very nice organ and was only rebuilt 10 years ago!However, I >have consulted a company that deal with and sell redundant pipe organs >and have been told that we can't expect to get much for it. Are there >any other ways of finding a home for this beautiful instrument? > >Thankyou in advance for your help. > >Regards, > >Paul Austin > >paul.p.austin@talk21.com     Paul,   Please send me details about this organ !   Note: One of the reasons that "used" organs don't produce a windfall of profit for the selling church is the very high (lobor intensive ) costs assoicated with moving and orngan, re-installing it and re-voicing it.   If there is any hope of saving the instrument where it is - I have a financial model that will show what the electronic will actually cost (over time). I could provide data for you , if you think it would help.     Douglas A. Campbell Skaneateles, NY   ___________________________________________________________________ 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: Ex-nurse organists From: Alan Freed <afreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 17:17:51 -0400   > From: WAYNE_BURCHAM@rsausa.com > > Any other theories?   Wayne:   Not another theory, but something to toss into the same bag of theorizing.   When I entered the seminary (1957) we went through a battery of psychological tests. After about the fourth one, a classmate commented = that it was easy to "give the right answers" whether they were true or not; he was, of course, correct. Then he commented that it was also obvious that "feminine" traits were obviously among those desired in future clergymen. That was true, too, I think. (The subject of "gay" traits would not have been conceivable; that subject did not exist--among us--in Minnesota in 1957.) That classmate is now the bishop of New England, ELCA.   This past Monday there was a meeting of ELCA clergy of the Metro New York Synod, on the subject of ministry to gays. It was a very serious day, and taken just that way by all participants. Someone pointed out that the female clergy (of whom maybe 20 or so were present) were (well, it wasn't put this delicately) not notable for their femininity. (I should add that we have in this synod some excellent, sharp, theologically astute female clergy, whose personality, style, etc., is thoroughly professional and beyond fault; so don't read too much into that crack that someone = made--even though it was plainly true: what can you say of a clergyperson who wears jeans and a sweatshirt and has a butch haircut? (I don't think that any corresponding remark could have been made of the male clergy.)   Alan            
(back) Subject: Re: Ex-nurse organists From: Evelyn Rowe <efrowe@mindspring.com> Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 18:07:03 -0400   Going at this from an entirely different angle, I and a number of my contemporaries at a southern women's college majored in French and studied organ on the side. We felt deep connections between the logic of French syntax and the orderliness of Bach. Much later, after the revolution, at least two of us went back to school and got law degrees. (Betty Sue Kornegay, where are you?)   At 03:39 PM 10/29/1999 -0400, Wayne wrote: > > ><<Gray wrote: Isn't it interesting to see how many >ex-nurses are organists. Hum.....wonder what the >connection is? Me too.>> > >OK, I'll go out on a limb here. IMHO there are a >number of professions that attract (for whatever >reason, I don't know or care) a higher percentage >of gay men than the norm in the population at large. >Of these professions, organist, nurse, sales associate >at Bloomingdale's, Macy's, Sach's Fifth Avenue, >Interior Designer, etc. spring to mind. So, therefore, >someone that would have been in one of the above >mentioned professions would be more likely in a >profession change to go to another of the above >mentioned professions. Any other theories? I would >never tell anyone else how to live or who to love so >these ideas are just my humble opinion. Regards. > >Wayne >NYC & Milford, PA > > > >"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: performance anxiety From: Shirley <pnst@snip.net> Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 18:39:54 -0400   Mark Reeves stated:   Eating bananas certainly can't hurt. And, I neglected to mention that = with the increased blood flow, it also improves oxygen delivery to all parts of the body, especially the brain. Not to mention the little bit of energy boost from the sugars. So, there's no downside to eating a banana or 2 before performance.     Is it the potassium, then, that makes the difference? I'm one who = *hates* bananas... should I take some kind of dose of potassium beforehand?     If the bananas don't work, try a mild dose of benadryl (if it doesn't make you too drowsy).     Benadryl? Allergy med.... What might that do for perf. anx.?     After that, consult a performance anxiety specialist.   Been there. Took a course in college taught by the chairman of the music therapy department. Relaxation techniques, visualization, stuff like that.... thing is, if I can discipline myself to try those things, I end = up TOO relaxed!   --Shirley   Abington Presbyterian Church http://www.libertynet.org/~apcusa  
(back) Subject: re: performance anxiety From: Tim Bovard <tmbovard@arkansas.net> Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 17:37:16 -0500   Greetings, Friends!   I originally sent this to Glenda in a private message, but in re-reading = it (and seeing the continuing interest in this thread) I hope it might be of use to the list in general. (Hope I'm right...<g>)   This is a WONDERFUL book, full of practical strategies to help with many life-situations including "performance anxiety". I recommend it to anyone who, like myself, has suffered from the "jitters" on any occasion, for any reason.   TMB   ----------------------forwarded message text follows---------------------   I have a book, titled "STAGE FRIGHT, Letting It Work for You", by Robert Triplett, DSM, AAGO, which contains a WEALTH of information on dealing = with just such a situation as you describe, and many other related situations = as well.   Robert is, amongst other things, a concert organist -- he played a recital and conducted a seminar [on the topic of "performance anxiety"] at the AGO regional conv. we held here in LR a few years ago. I bought the book = after the seminar, (even though I still do NOT make it a habit to play "in public"...<g>) and have found it to be quite useful in many ways since. = I heartily recommend it to you! (For that matter, when I *was* called upon to play "in public" for my little sister's wedding this past summer, I found it MUCH easier to do so than in past attempts at such = 'performances'!)   Further information on the book/seminars can be obtained by writing:   Robert Triplett, Director Performance Seminars PO Box 205 Lisbon, IA 52253   Hope this helps a little -- if not now, in the future!!   Cordially,   Tim Bovard Little Rock, AR <tmbovard@arkansas.net> -----------------------end of forwarded message text-------------------    
(back) Subject: Worcester Concerts From: "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com> Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 19:02:00 -0400   There are three organ recitals coming up before Thanksgiving in Worcester Massachusetts, for those interested and able to attend. 1) Dame Gillian Weir, Sunday November 7 at 4pm, Holy Cross College = Chapel, College Hill, Taylor & Boody, free 2) Susan Armstrong-Ouellette, Friday November 19 at 7:30pm, St. Joseph Church, 35 Hamilton St., Casavant 1928 Opus 1239 3 manual, free-will offering 3) Richard Wyble, Sunday November 21 at 4pm, 10th Anniversary of Jeremy Cooper tracker, Emmanual Lutheran Church, Greenwood St., a Worcester AGO Chapter event.  
(back) Subject: Re: Ex-nurse organists From: Barbara Eppley <beppley@acorn.net> Date: Fri, 29 Oct 99 21:54:42 EDT   I am a current nurse and an organist (broken foot notwithstanding) Connection? I think not. barb   -- The Eppley Family beppley@acorn.net lilkate06@aol.com blondi4692@aol.com Yrexlncy@aol.com Happy Comminicating!                                       q   x                                 The Eppley's: beppley@acorn.net,lilkate06@aol.com,blondi4692@aol.com,Yrexlncy@aol.com, smtp:eppleyg@bemis.com    
(back) Subject: Thanks for tips to deal with performance anxiety From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 21:16:32 -0500   Thanks to all who provided tips, including recording myself, eating = bananas, psyching myself, having a "spotter", and the like. I had decided a couple months ago that I get bored (and nervous about holding an audience's attention for 55-75 minutes) doing a recital all by myself, so asked, of = all people, a solo hand bell person. He's really great (an interesting aural and visual experience), and we've had a good time transcribing and coming = up with some unusual repertoire for him and some lighter pieces to complete = the set. And I'll pulled out some serious fluffy solo music for myself.   The rehearsals are pretty much on target - don't want to peak too soon and start creating problems that haven't been there before. Polishing the = rough edges is on schedule. I've gone through it all with my instructor - got = some very good advice. Registrations are set and tested in the venue. We had = an audience of two for the last rehearsal together - they raved (good for the ego).   Controlling the adrenaline is always a problem - as a lawyer, I'm used to anticipating problems and analyzing them quickly to counter the = opposition. That works great during trial; however, adrenaline sometimes causes me to play before myself and skip notes if I do that at the bench. Concentration is good, but the more I concentrate lately the more I start analyzing why = I do something and thinking about all the alternatives, like I would in = court, which is not a good thing when I suddenly can't remember my set-in-stone perfect fingering. It's somewhat crazy, but I play a lot smoother and tighter when I'm arguing a case in my head and concentrating without concentrating too hard. Do any of you have that trouble? (It's got to be attention deficit, don't you think?)   Adrenaline also affects tempo - I want to play faster when I start, but don't want to be sloppy, and also have to fight the urge to slow it down = too much. This is critical, because the first piece requires the most energy = to do, and the hardest music is in the first half to "get it over with" = before any fatigue should set in. The more fun music is at the end in order to hold the audience throughout the fat lady's singing.   This weekend I tape myself for self-evaluation purposes; last rehearsal = with my fellow soloist is next Saturday before the event. That's the strategy, other than buying fresh bananas (don't like those spotty or brown ones). Will I get a stomach-ache from eating green bananas before a recital?   All this is wonderful, but the acid test is walking out in front of the group and playing the first piece. Benadryl is out of the question - what about a gin and tonic? Gin and bananas - ugh - the bile is already = rising!   Whaddaya think?   Glenda Sutton   P.S. The mantra is "I'm having fun now; this is fun or I wouldn't be = doing it." I just haven't set it to music yet. Any suggestions?      
(back) Subject: Re: performance anxiety--tenormin From: "Roy Wilson" <royjaneann@hotmail.com> Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 20:09:03 PDT   No one has mentioned "tenormin" yet.   Roy   >I forgot to mention. > >Eating bananas certainly can't hurt. And, I neglected to mention that >with >the increased blood flow, it also improves oxygen delivery to all parts = of >the body, especially the brain. Not to mention the little bit of energy >boost from the sugars. So, there's no downside to eating a banana or 2 >before performance. > >If the bananas don't work, try a mild dose of benadryl (if it doesn't = make >you too drowsy). After that, consult a performance anxiety specialist.   ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Pipes v electric. From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 23:01:17 -0500   Many a grand old church has been ruined by so-called modernizing. Several Catholic churches in my area fell victim to Vatican II. No kneelinging = rails at the alter, the disappearence of the "acoustic podium", and = sound-proofing (drop-ceiling)tile covering over a beautiful vaulted ceiling. Lo, many times the organ sits in the choir loft while guitar-pluckers do their thing.   Rick