PipeChat Digest #1636 - Friday, October 27, 2000
 
Re: A capella verses/hymn playing
  by "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net>
Concert announcement - Lewisville, Texas
  by "Margo Dillard" <dillardm@airmail.net>
Re: searching
  by "s c bournias" <chrisbournias@hotmail.com>
Help; stiff 1" thick felt padding wanted
  by <KriderSM@aol.com>
Re: A capella verses/hymn playing
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: A capella verses/hymn playing
  by <flcg1018@mails.fju.edu.tw>
Re: Help; stiff 1" thick felt padding wanted
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Help; stiff 1" thick felt padding wanted
  by <TRACKELECT@cs.com>
Re: A capella verses/hymn playing
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Corno di Bassetto.
  by "Hugh Drogemuller" <lon.hdrogemuller@wwdc.com>
Any Suggestions for a "Secondary" Hymnal?
  by "Rick Locher" <iplay4@mediaone.net>
Re: Any Suggestions for a "Secondary" Hymnal?
  by "Bob Elms" <elmsr@albanyis.com.au>
Re: A capella verses/hymn playing
  by <flcg1018@mails.fju.edu.tw>
Bad PCOrgan file
  by <MickBerg@aol.com>
Re: Any Suggestions for a "Secondary" Hymnal?
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
 


(back) Subject: Re: A capella verses/hymn playing From: "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 08:42:42 -0400   > From: "Darrell Coons" <dcoons@netacc.net> > Subject: RE: A capella verses/hymn playing > > ... 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?   No need to announce here. Choir should know so they can lead strongly. = No need to put in bulletin either. Surprise is half the fun. We do it on = the liturgy, too. Just let the Kyrie go a capella, and/or the entire Preface.   Alan Freed, St. Luke's, Manhattan >    
(back) Subject: Concert announcement - Lewisville, Texas From: "Margo Dillard" <dillardm@airmail.net> Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 08:23:54 -0500   This Sunday is the 4th installment in the 5th Sunday Concert Series at First United Methodist Church, Lewisville, Tx. This concert will feature the bell choirs of the church (adult and children). As always, the concert will begin around 12:10 or 12:15 - as soon as everyone is reset and settled after worship. This program will be held in Fellowship Hall. It will be followed by a luncheon in the Family Life Center (not covered dish) - this is a fund-raising event for the bell choirs. "Generous" donations will be accepted at the lunch line. They are hoping to raise $1500 for additional bell tables, new pads and covers, and other needed supplies. It should be a fun concert - a little sacred music, a little ragtime, a lotta food.......   Ya'll Come! Margo Dillard Organist, First United Methodist Church Lewisville, Texas    
(back) Subject: Re: searching From: "s c bournias" <chrisbournias@hotmail.com> Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 09:19:20 EDT     Check with Organ Clering House and you will find a list of several hundred =   organs by ranks/location/buider.   >From: "Randy Terry" <randyterry@laumc.org> >Reply-To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> >To: "'PipeChat'" <pipechat@pipechat.org> >Subject: searching >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 > > >"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 >   _________________________________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at http://www.hotmail.com.   Share information about yourself, create your own public profile at http://profiles.msn.com.    
(back) Subject: Help; stiff 1" thick felt padding wanted From: <KriderSM@aol.com> Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 10:17:05 EDT   Greetings, I am searching for a source to purchase 1" thick felt suitable for = rebuilding a Wicks pedalboard.   Can anyone help find a supplier? Thanks, Stan Krider  
(back) Subject: Re: A capella verses/hymn playing From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 12:00:45 EDT   In a message dated 10/25/00 9:35:24 PM !!!First Boot!!!, dcoons@netacc.net =   writes:   << 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 discovered that when announcements were made regarding different things that were going to happen in the hymn, the congregation tends to stop to listen, rather than continue singing. I have always had good luck with dropping the organ accompaniment for a stanza. THe congregation loves it = and I've not had the experience of them going flat.   In one parish, I taught the congregation (about 150 attending) to sing the =   Schubert "Holy, Holy" acapella AND in parts. It was glorious. I really =   enjoyed playing in a small parish without a choir; the congregation was treated as the choir.   Bruce . . . Cremona502@cs.com in the Beagles' Nest with the Baskerbeagles . . . Duncan, Miles, and Molly visit CornelyCues & Howling Acres: Ourworld.cs.com/Brucon502  
(back) Subject: Re: A capella verses/hymn playing From: <flcg1018@mails.fju.edu.tw> Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2000 00:24:03 +0800 (CST)       On Thu, 26 Oct 2000 Cremona502@cs.com wrote:   > In one parish, I taught the congregation (about 150 attending) to sing = the > Schubert "Holy, Holy" acapella AND in parts. It was glorious. I = really > enjoyed playing in a small parish without a choir; the congregation was =   > treated as the choir. >   Yes, yes, this attitude is the best attitude for the congregation to have in the summer....     Morton Belcher  
(back) Subject: Re: Help; stiff 1" thick felt padding wanted From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 15:17:51 EDT   In a message dated 10/26/00 2:17:48 PM !!!First Boot!!!, KriderSM@aol.com writes:   << I am searching for a source to purchase 1" thick felt suitable for rebuilding a Wicks pedalboard. >>   If you are working on a Wicks, then just call the factory. THey have an = 800 number and the nicest collection of people within four walls. The are = also extremely helpful in getting your project done.   Bruce . . . Cremona502@cs.com in the Beagles' Nest with the Baskerbeagles . . . Duncan, Miles, and Molly visit CornelyCues & Howling Acres: Ourworld.cs.com/Brucon502  
(back) Subject: Re: Help; stiff 1" thick felt padding wanted From: <TRACKELECT@cs.com> Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 16:03:27 EDT   In a message dated 10/26/00 3:18:42 PM Eastern Daylight Time, Cremona502@cs.com writes:   << << I am searching for a source to purchase 1" thick felt suitable for rebuilding a Wicks pedalboard. >> >> You may want to try Arndt Organ Supply 515 964 1274. Pedal thump rail felt = is pretty generic stuff. To my knowledge when you purchase from the original manufacturer the mark up is astronomical (like parts from a car = dealership). I get all of my felt in big rolls from Aetna felt in Pa. If you can't get = a good price anywhere else contact me off list.   Alan B  
(back) Subject: Re: A capella verses/hymn playing From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 16:06:30 EDT   In a message dated 10/26/00 4:24:59 PM !!!First Boot!!!, flcg1018@mails.fju.edu.tw writes:   << Yes, yes, this attitude is the best attitude for the congregation to = have in the summer.... >>   Wait.... that's not what I said. We had NO choir A'TALL. My feeling is =   that if there is a choir they should be on duty 52 weeks a year (and Holy Days). You would not expect a choir to do well if they only sang three =   months out of the year; the same goes for a congregation. The parish I = was in did not have a choir and the congregation worked together in this way = all year. That way it works. I don't recommend it for summer only.   Bruce . . . Cremona502@cs.com in the Beagles' Nest with the Baskerbeagles . . . Duncan, Miles, and Molly visit CornelyCues & Howling Acres: Ourworld.cs.com/Brucon502  
(back) Subject: Re: Corno di Bassetto. From: "Hugh Drogemuller" <lon.hdrogemuller@wwdc.com> Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 17:16:29 -0400   Hi Scott,   Do you have one of these on the Shrine organ. If so do you find it useful and how do you use it?   Thanks,   Hugh    
(back) Subject: Any Suggestions for a "Secondary" Hymnal? From: "Rick Locher" <iplay4@mediaone.net> Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 12:42:34 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0024_01C03F4A.36C23180 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"Windows-1252" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   We use the U.C.C.'s The New Century Hymnal. The congregation misses =3D having the traditional words for some of the hymns, i.e. Christmas =3D hymns. I need suggestions for a hymnal that perhaps you are using. The = =3D new hymnal will be placed along side The New Century Hymnal in the pews. = =3D The congregation is contemplating incorporating some "contemporary" =3D music into one of the two traditional services we now have. Thanks for your help, Rick L.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0024_01C03F4A.36C23180 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"Windows-1252" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type content=3D3D"text/html; =3D charset=3D3Dwindows-1252"> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 5.50.4207.2601" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><STRONG><FONT face=3D3D"Book Antiqua" color=3D3D#008000 size=3D3D4>We = use =3D the U.C.C.'s=3D20 <EM>The New Century Hymnal</EM>.&nbsp; The congregation misses having =3D the=3D20 traditional words for some of the hymns, i.e. Christmas hymns.&nbsp; I =3D need=3D20 suggestions for a hymnal that perhaps you are using.&nbsp; The new =3D hymnal will=3D20 be placed along side <EM>The New Century Hymnal</EM> in the pews.&nbsp; = =3D The=3D20 congregation is contemplating incorporating some "contemporary" music =3D into one=3D20 of the two traditional services we now have.</FONT></STRONG></DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT face=3D3D"Book Antiqua" color=3D3D#008000 = size=3D3D4>Thanks =3D for your=3D20 help,</FONT></STRONG></DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT face=3D3D"Book Antiqua" color=3D3D#008000 = size=3D3D4>Rick=3D20 L.</FONT></STRONG></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0024_01C03F4A.36C23180--    
(back) Subject: Re: Any Suggestions for a "Secondary" Hymnal? From: "Bob Elms" <elmsr@albanyis.com.au> Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2000 08:35:47 +0800   "Together in Song", an Australian Hymnal has just been released here. While I do not like tha changes tey have made to the words of some of the old hymns (got to be politically correct these days it seems) they certainly have done a pretty good job of including some modern hymns, not all happy clappy. The Christmas section is very well covered. Our copies from Harper-Collins. Bob E. Rick Locher wrote:   > We use the U.C.C.'s The New Century Hymnal. The congregation misses > having the traditional words for some of the hymns, i.e. Christmas > hymns. I need suggestions for a hymnal that perhaps you are using. > The new hymnal will be placed along side The New Century Hymnal in the > pews. The congregation is contemplating incorporating some > "contemporary" music into one of the two traditional services we now > have.Thanks for your help,Rick L.   -- ----------------------------------------------------- Click here for Free Video!! http://www.gohip.com/freevideo/      
(back) Subject: Re: A capella verses/hymn playing From: <flcg1018@mails.fju.edu.tw> Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2000 10:42:20 +0800 (CST)       On Thu, 26 Oct 2000 Cremona502@cs.com wrote:   > In a message dated 10/26/00 4:24:59 PM !!!First Boot!!!, > flcg1018@mails.fju.edu.tw writes: > > << Yes, yes, this attitude is the best attitude for the congregation to = have > in the summer.... >> > > Wait.... that's not what I said. We had NO choir A'TALL.   I see; but in many churches, when the choir no longer sings in the = summer, it is best for the congregation to have the attitude that theya re they choir, and as such, they should try and sing with much gusto...     My feeling is > that if there is a choir they should be on duty 52 weeks a year (and = Holy > Days).   I agree; but such is not the case in many churches in my home town area.   You would not expect a choir to do well if they only sang three > months out of the year; the same goes for a congregation.   Yes, of course I would hope that the congregation (with the help of the choir) would sing with much gusto all year long; but in the summer if a choir is not singing, it helps to remind the congregation that "you are the choir...."     The parish I was > in did not have a choir and the congregation worked together in this way = all > year.   I have subbed at churches with no choir, and the congregation accepted their duty; at other churches with no choir, they did not accept their duty with as much enthusiasm and gusto...     Best wishes to all...         Morton Belcher  
(back) Subject: Bad PCOrgan file From: <MickBerg@aol.com> Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2000 01:00:14 EDT   Hi.   Someone reported that the PCOrganZipFile4 on my Home Page could not be downloaded. I have fixed it and it seems OK now.   http://hometown.aol.com/mickberg/myhomepage/profile.html   Mick Berg.  
(back) Subject: Re: Any Suggestions for a "Secondary" Hymnal? From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 21:17:29 -0700   At 12:42 PM 10/26/2000 -0500, you wrote: >The congregation misses having the traditional words for some of the >hymns, i.e. Christmas hymns.<snip>   >The congregation is contemplating incorporating some "contemporary" music =   >into one of the two traditional services we now have.<snip>     Lemmie get this straight...they want "traditional" words for Xmas hymns, and CCM crapola for other stuff. Whazzamatta them, anyway?   DeserTBoB