PipeChat Digest #1635 - Thursday, October 26, 2000
 
Re: Weigle Echterdingen (organ builder) Stuttgart
  by <WiegandCJ@aol.com>
Re: Hymn Playing
  by "Bob Elms" <elmsr@albanyis.com.au>
St. Louis Cathedral; Felix Hell, Jacques Ibert, Trost CDs
  by "William T. Van Pelt" <bill@organsociety.org>
RE: A capella verses/hymn playing
  by "Darrell Coons" <dcoons@netacc.net>
RE: A capella verses/hymn playing
  by "Randy Terry" <randyterry@laumc.org>
RE: A capella verses/hymn playing
  by "charder@ties.k12.mn.us" <charder@mail.ties.k12.mn.us>
Re: A capella verses/hymn playing
  by "Ben Baldus" <bbaldus@voyager.net>
searching
  by "Randy Terry" <randyterry@laumc.org>
 


(back) Subject: Re: Weigle Echterdingen (organ builder) Stuttgart From: <WiegandCJ@aol.com> Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 07:58:45 EDT   In einer eMail vom 24.10.00 19:06:14 (MEZ) - Mitteleurop. Sommerzeit schreib= t=20 kmoyer@marauder.millersv.edu:   << Does this indicate that the church may have little or no heat in winter time, even during Sunday Gottesdienst? I'd have benefitted by this in some places where I've been in America!! >>   There are no "general heating rules" for German churches. Where organist's=20 influence is great (in the interest of the organ and not his fingers), you=20 will find a low degree level (~15 =B0 C) all over the week. In other churche= s=20 you find a very low level in the week and a tropical period at weekend.=20   Carl  
(back) Subject: Re: Hymn Playing From: "Bob Elms" <elmsr@albanyis.com.au> Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 21:07:00 +0800   Same here. The choir KNOWS it sings in unison last verse while I let my = head go! They think it's great! BE   Darrell Coons wrote:   > > I am alittle late on this one but I have to agree with DeserTBob. > > I cannot > > imagine playing the hymns as written. Besides, if nothing else, the > > congregation needs to catch their breath. > > > > Jim H > > To me there is nothing quite as boring as playing a hymn as written. I = do > have to be sensitive though, because there are a few (actually quite a = few) > in our congregation who enjoy singing hymns in harmony, so I usually try = to > get creative while maintaining the written harmony. Organ descants, > faux-bourdon settings, and of course varied registrations all work. But = we > do have one understanding in our parish - the last stanza is MINE, ALL = MINE. > :-)) > > Darrell > > "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   -- ----------------------------------------------------- Click here for Free Video!! http://www.gohip.com/freevideo/      
(back) Subject: St. Louis Cathedral; Felix Hell, Jacques Ibert, Trost CDs From: "William T. Van Pelt" <bill@organsociety.org> Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 09:52:34 -0400   A new CD has been made in the huge and resonant Roman Catholic Cathedral = in St. Louis, Missouri, by organists James Kosnik, Robert Gallagher, Alison = J. Luedecke, Lynn Trapp, and Mary Beth Bennett. They perform chant-based = works by Langlais, Alain, Bennett, Trapp, Hytrek, Peeters, Proulx, Cochereau, = and Massey on the 147-stop Kilgen-Moller-Wicks. Sounds great! Available from OHS.   OHS is importing a CD devoted to the organ works of Jacques Ibert. The virtuosic Philippe Delacour plays.   Also, Felix Hell's CD is available from OHS.   All three CDs are currently on the opening page at = http://www.ohscatalog.org   Also, OHS has available a wide variety of CDs played on Trost organs, including the Trost organ restored at Waltershausen, said by Harald Vogel (in 1999) to be ". . . the ideal Bach organ." There's a new 2-CD set of = the Bach Leipzig Chorales recorded (with very intimate microphone placement) = by Christina Garcia Banegas on this organ as well as one recorded from a more distant perspective by Felix Friedrich in a mixed program which also includes some works for trumpet and organ. Search for all of the Trost = CDs by using the search engine on the OHS Catalog website. Simply enter the word "Trost" and all of the CDs will be ranged before you! Take a good = look at Volume 3 of the works of Krebs played by Friedrich. It is recorded on the Trost at Altenburg and, in many ways, is hauntingly beautiful.   Bill        
(back) Subject: RE: A capella verses/hymn playing From: "Darrell Coons" <dcoons@netacc.net> Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 17:33:26 -0400   > In a good room with a choir that can carry the parts (even a > small choir can > do this!) I think it is fun for the organ to drop out for an a capella > stanza. This can be very effective and the interlude getting back for = the > next verse can be fun, too!   .... especially fun when the choir/congregation has dropped the pitch = during the a capella verse. In this case I'll begin the interlude with some = aimless wanderings in the lower octaves (or a pedal point on some undefined 16' woof) and gradually work in the upper parts. A question: those of you who = do a capella verses, do you announce them ahead of time (or list them as such in the bulletin), or just surprise everyone?   Darrell      
(back) Subject: RE: A capella verses/hymn playing From: "Randy Terry" <randyterry@laumc.org> Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 16:13:00 -0700   I always work it out with the choir, and usually begin the verse on a = softer registration, fading away to nothing. I have also used the same process = to get back in sans interlude. Randy T.   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of Darrell Coons A question: those of you who do a capella verses, do you announce them ahead of time (or list them as such in the bulletin), or just surprise everyone?   Darrell      
(back) Subject: RE: A capella verses/hymn playing From: "charder@ties.k12.mn.us" <charder@mail.ties.k12.mn.us> Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 19:24:15 -0500 (CDT)   > A question: those of you who do >a capella verses, do you announce them ahead of time (or list them as = such >in the bulletin), or just surprise everyone?   I never know till Sunday morning whether or not a verse will be a capella. If the congregation is not singing too enthusiastically I play for all verses. When we do sing a capella it is a little surprise. The congregation's volume sags for one beat and then they quickly muster their forces and sing it well to the end.   Charles Harder      
(back) Subject: Re: A capella verses/hymn playing From: "Ben Baldus" <bbaldus@voyager.net> Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 22:18:04 -0400   When I am anticipating an unaccompanied stanza the choir is on alert. I = also gradually soften the final phrase of the stanza preceding. Then I play = just the first chord and the choir takes over in parts.   Ben Baldus   "charder@ties.k12.mn.us" wrote:   > > A question: those of you who do > >a capella verses, do you announce them ahead of time (or list them as = such > >in the bulletin), or just surprise everyone? > > I never know till Sunday morning whether or not a verse will be a = capella. > If the congregation is not singing too enthusiastically I play for all > verses. When we do sing a capella it is a little surprise. The > congregation's volume sags for one beat and then they quickly muster = their > forces and sing it well to the end. > > Charles Harder > > "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: searching From: "Randy Terry" <randyterry@laumc.org> Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 21:34:15 -0700       Does anyone in the Bay Area know of any local instruments considered redundant and available for purchase or donation to my church St. Peter's = in Redwood City? No Skinners laying around gathering dust, I gather?   Randy Terry