PipeChat Digest #1603 - Monday, October 2, 2000
Fw: Announcement of interest to organists
  by "Chris Johns" <Chris_Johns@gmx.de>
Re: HELP: Good choral/organ pieces with ALTO solos
  by <JKVDP@aol.com>
Pachelbel Chorale Variations
  by "Dr. Darryl Miller" <organdok@safari.net>
Re: Pachelbel Chorale Variations
  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com>

(back) Subject: Fw: Announcement of interest to organists From: "Chris Johns" <Chris_Johns@gmx.de> Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2000 23:06:28 +0200   This was posted to Choralist, and might interest many of you. I don't have the full post myself.   Best wishes   Chris Johns Frankenstrasse 5, D-49082 Osnabrueck Tel/Fax +49 (0)541 528 2568 EMail: Chris_Johns@gmx.de -----Urspr=FCngliche Nachricht----- Von: David Topping <manager@choralnet.org> An: choralist@lists.Colorado.EDU <choralist@lists.Colorado.EDU> Datum: 30 September 2000 19:37 Betreff: Announcement of interest to organists     We were asked to post a rather long press release about an upcoming event named "Pipes Spectacular", but since it's not primarily "choral", I'll instead post the first sentence or two and then the Web address of the AGO, where you = can click on their "Event Overview" for further information:   September 29, 2000 -- New York, NY) PIPES SPECTACULAR! -- The World's Largest Organ Concert -- will involve over 200 concert events across the country on Sunday, October 15th, and reach a potential family audience of 100,000 nationwide to underscore the contribution of music education to the development of young people.   A unique celebration of the organ in America, PIPES SPECTACULAR! is designed to increase appreciation for the enduring majesty of the organ -- the "King of Instruments" -- and send a critical message that music can play = an important role in the overall health and development of children and = youth.   More information at: http://www.agohq.org   Peace, David Topping manager@choralnet.org      
(back) Subject: Re: HELP: Good choral/organ pieces with ALTO solos From: <JKVDP@aol.com> Date: Sun, 1 Oct 2000 19:44:51 EDT   Richard Purvis has a carol - - I believe it is titled "What Strangers are These?" - with Alto (and Bass) Solos. Accompaniment is for Organ, or = Piano or Two Harps! Supposedly it is based on a Scottish Carol. Can anyone verify the Scottish origin? The music is quite delightful and has I = believe been recorded by the choir of Trinity Church in Boston. Jerry in Seattle  
(back) Subject: Pachelbel Chorale Variations From: "Dr. Darryl Miller" <organdok@safari.net> Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2000 21:10:24 -0400   Hi, Y'all!   I often play two of the Pachelbel chorale varations--"What God Ordains is Good" and "Jesu, Joy" (I'm typing the title in English since I don't have the score at home and don't wanna get nailed for making error in the = German title). When I do the Pachelbel "Jesus, Joy, etc.," I often play one of = the derangements of the Bach setting following to make a little longer entry.   The question of the day is . . . do you keep the tempo the same for each = of the variations or do play each of the variations with different tempi in character with the style of the writing?   I've played these pieces for 30 years or so, and find audiences enjoy them and show off some of the smaller ensembles of the organ so well. And for pianists who are learning the organ, these pieces are perfect for teaching baroque touch since they are for manuals only.   Does this question make sense?   Yours,   Darryl by the Sea   PS -- I'm opening our Pipes Spectacular with the Toccata and Fugue in d minor and wonder, if at measure 89 or whatever it is as the fugue, do you trill an e-flat or e-natural? I know what I've done for a thousand years, but it just hit me tonight as I was practicing at home if, indeed, the other note might be o.k., too. Should we talk about the closing picardy third of the fugue (or might that be heresy to even suggest it)?    
(back) Subject: Re: Pachelbel Chorale Variations From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com> Date: Sun, 1 Oct 2000 21:32:10 -0400   sadly, I don't play much of Pachelbel's music, so I can't offer an opinion on this. I have the 4 volumes by Kalmus, but I never learned any of it. Maybe I should <G>.   Carlo