PipeChat Digest #1529 - Sunday, July 23, 2000
 
Re: Nashville organ music stores?
  by "Dr. Darryl Miller" <organdok@safari.net>
Re: "Cort=E8ge et Litanie", Dupr=E9
  by "Dr. Darryl Miller" <organdok@safari.net>
Bo=EBllmann's Suite Gothique
  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com>
DSL Connections
  by "Mack" <dm726@delphi.com>
Re: Bo=EBllmann's Suite Gothique
  by "V. David Barton" <vdbarton@erols.com>
Re: DSL Connections
  by "Dr. Charles E. Brown" <chabrown@impop.bellatlantic.net>
Re: Bo=EBllmann's Suite Gothique
  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com>
Re: DSL Connections
  by "Ed Kolcz" <kolcz@prodigy.net>
Re: DSL Connections
  by <OrganMD@aol.com>
Re: DSL Connections
  by "Rick Sweeney" <rts@magrathea.com>
Re: "Approved"
  by "Chris Johns" <Chris_Johns@gmx.de>
Re: Bo=EBllmann's Suite Gothique
  by "Greg Corbett" <corbettg@theatreorgans.com>
"make it pretty"
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: Adding electric and Her Bishness moves slots
  by <kevin1@alaweb.com>
Re: DSL Connections
  by "Dr. Charles E. Brown" <chabrown@impop.bellatlantic.net>
Re: "Cort=E8ge et Litanie", Dupr=E9
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: DSL Connections
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: Bo=EBllmann's Suite Gothique
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: Bo=EBllmann's Suite Gothique
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: "Cort=E8ge et Litanie", Dupr=E9
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
 


(back) Subject: Re: Nashville organ music stores? From: "Dr. Darryl Miller" <organdok@safari.net> Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2000 10:27:37 -0400   Hi, Y'all:   A couple of people have asked for the Lois Fyfe Music phone number in Nashville, so here it is. They don't take credit cards, by the way, but = you can open a personal house charge or charge to your church/school or use your personal check.   Lois Fyfe Music 2814 Blair Boulevard Nashville, TN 37212 615-386-3542 800-851-9023   Have a fun week. It's back to work for me after being gone for three = weeks. Oh, well . . .   Yours,   Darryl by the Sea    
(back) Subject: Re: "Cort=E8ge et Litanie", Dupr=E9 From: "Dr. Darryl Miller" <organdok@safari.net> Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2000 10:42:48 -0400   Nathan wrote in response to DesertBob: > The year the Regional AGO convention was held in Nashville Tenn, about = 6-8 >years ago, both versions of this piece was played in separate programs. = The >orchestral/organ version was played by Mary Preston with the Nashville Symphony >at St. George's Episcopal Church, where Wilma Jensen resides. The other time was >a solo performance by David Higgs at First Baptist Church. It was really >interesting to hear both interpretations in the same week!   Nathan is absolutely correct about the performance of the Organ/Orchestra version of "Cortege and Litanie" at Nashville '95. It was a pleasure to co-chair that convention with Sharron Lyon. That concert, alone, was a = high point for the Chapter, the City and the Guild. Norman MacKenzie and Mary Preston (substituting for Joanne Schulte who had injured her back) both performed well and Kenneth Schermerhorn was great with the baton. The only negative I can remember was the principal flute started the "litany" way too fast and didn't shape the line as musically as I would have preferred, but it was still wonderful to hear the orchestral version. Norman was stunning on the Paulus Concerto and the Jongen.   Yours,   Darryl by the Sea (formerly by the Cumberland River in Nashvegas)          
(back) Subject: Bo=EBllmann's Suite Gothique From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com> Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2000 11:08:58 -0400   Good Morning everyone,   I was reading something in one of my reference books about the Gothic = Suite. It says here "The Gothic Suite" (Op. 25), published in 1895, it remains = one of the most famous organ suites of the 19th century. It groups together several pieces of varied charactaristics, under a title that the music doesn't justify. Are they saying that the 4 movements are not "gothic" in nature? I've always wondered about this.   Carlo  
(back) Subject: DSL Connections From: "Mack" <dm726@delphi.com> Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2000 12:34:46 -0400   Greetings Pipechatters,   This is slightly off topic but would like to inquire as to members experiences with DSL connections for their computers. I am presently considering an offer from Earthlink for my area.   I would like opinions pro and con, I have already heard some of both but need more info to make an informed decision.   Thanks for your help.   Cheers, Dave McPeak <Mack>    
(back) Subject: Re: Bo=EBllmann's Suite Gothique From: "V. David Barton" <vdbarton@erols.com> Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2000 12:56:05 -0400   And exactly what would be necessary to make it "gothic," that it now = lacks, pray tell? Music is, and always has been, non-representational in nature, rather like abstract painting. Therefore, if the composer thought it sounded "gothic," that's good enough for me.   I'd be curious to know what reference work Carlo is quoting from. It's = hard for me to imagine a real scholar of musicology making such a silly remark = as that.     ----- Original Message ----- From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com> To: "Organ Chat" <organchat@eGroups.com>; "Pipe Chat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Sunday, July 23, 2000 11:08 Subject: Bo=EBllmann's Suite Gothique     > Good Morning everyone, > > I was reading something in one of my reference books about the Gothic Suite. > It says here "The Gothic Suite" (Op. 25), published in 1895, it remains one > of the most famous organ suites of the 19th century. It groups together > several pieces of varied charactaristics, under a title that the music > doesn't justify. Are they saying that the 4 movements are not "gothic" = in > nature? I've always wondered about this. > > Carlo > > "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: DSL Connections From: "Dr. Charles E. Brown" <chabrown@impop.bellatlantic.net> Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2000 13:00:16 +0000   Dave:   I just got DSL, through Bell Atlantic, this past week and I am really impressed with it.   First of all, the hook-up is very easy. What happens is that the signal comes through your regular phone line at a different frequency. If you are only using one phone line, this means that you can use the phone normally while you are on the computer. You receive a device that connects between the phone line and your computer (known as the DSL modem) that captures = the DSL signal. Your non-DSL device (phone, fax, etc.) also has a smaller = filter that attaches very easily on the line that filters out the extra signal.   You have to put an ethernet board in your computer. They are inexpensive (the company may even provide it for you) and very easy to intall. Most = are plug-and play and mine went in, and was operational, in about 10-minutes.   The speed is incredible. As you may know, the DSL line is always on. As an example, a file that was going to take me 1hr 45min to download with a 56k modem, now only takes about 6-minutes.   Believe me, it is well worth putting it in. I have nothing but praise for it.   Hope this helps!   Charles http://www.classicalcorner.com     "" wrote:   > Greetings Pipechatters, > > This is slightly off topic but would like to inquire as to members > experiences with DSL connections for their computers. I am presently > considering an offer from Earthlink for my area. > > I would like opinions pro and con, I have already heard some of both but > need more info to make an informed decision. > > Thanks for your help. > > Cheers, > Dave McPeak <Mack> > > "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: Bo=EBllmann's Suite Gothique From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <concert_organist@hotmail.com> Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2000 13:06:36 -0400   the book I quoted that from is a french book. I translated the text. The book is called "Guide de la Musique D'Orgue". It's published by Fayard, wherever that is. It was published under the direction of Gilles = Cantagrel, with the collaboration of Xavier Darasse, Brigitte Fran=E7ois-Sappey, = Georges Guillard, Michel Roubinet and Fran=E7ois Sabathier. It's copyright 1991 by = the Arth=E8me Fayard library. Just in case I translated it wrong, here's the original text in french....   Cette publication de 1895, qui demeure parmi les plus c=E9l=E8bres du XIX = i=E8me organistique, regroupe plusieurs pi=E8ces de caract=E8re vari=E9, sous un = titre que la musique ne justifie pas.   Draw your own conclusions.   Carlo  
(back) Subject: Re: DSL Connections From: "Ed Kolcz" <kolcz@prodigy.net> Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2000 14:10:34 -0400   How about upload time. I've heard that uploads are limited to the speed = of your modem. Is this true ?   ----- Original Message ----- From: Dr. Charles E. Brown <chabrown@impop.bellatlantic.net> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Sunday, July 23, 2000 9:00 AM Subject: Re: DSL Connections     > Dave: > > I just got DSL, through Bell Atlantic, this past week and I am really > impressed with it. > > First of all, the hook-up is very easy. What happens is that the signal > comes through your regular phone line at a different frequency. If you = are > only using one phone line, this means that you can use the phone = normally > while you are on the computer. You receive a device that connects = between > the phone line and your computer (known as the DSL modem) that captures the > DSL signal. Your non-DSL device (phone, fax, etc.) also has a smaller filter > that attaches very easily on the line that filters out the extra signal. > > You have to put an ethernet board in your computer. They are inexpensive > (the company may even provide it for you) and very easy to intall. Most are > plug-and play and mine went in, and was operational, in about = 10-minutes. > > The speed is incredible. As you may know, the DSL line is always on. As = an > example, a file that was going to take me 1hr 45min to download with a = 56k > modem, now only takes about 6-minutes. > > Believe me, it is well worth putting it in. I have nothing but praise = for > it. > > Hope this helps! > > Charles > http://www.classicalcorner.com > > > "" wrote: > > > Greetings Pipechatters, > > > > This is slightly off topic but would like to inquire as to members > > experiences with DSL connections for their computers. I am presently > > considering an offer from Earthlink for my area. > > > > I would like opinions pro and con, I have already heard some of both = but > > need more info to make an informed decision. > > > > Thanks for your help. > > > > Cheers, > > Dave McPeak <Mack> > > > > "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 > > > "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: DSL Connections From: <OrganMD@aol.com> Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2000 14:50:00 EDT   What does a DSL line cost per month? Sounds like a great way to go.  
(back) Subject: Re: DSL Connections From: "Rick Sweeney" <rts@magrathea.com> Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2000 14:59:58 -0400   I also have Bell Atlantic DSL, but my install experience was not so warm = and fuzzy. After installation, it went down every other day. It took over a month and a half to get things working, it turned out to be a hardware = issue at the central office. Each time I called (at least 20) they treated it = as a separate problem, and ignored the larger issue. I had to fight my way = up the food chain of techies to get satisfaction. On the bright side, it now works great - and after a lot of arguing and righteous indignation, I managed to get 4 months credit out of them. As for the upload speed question, the connection is asynchronous, meaning that the upload and download speeds are different. I get about 640K downloading from the net, and 90K uploading. That is at the high end of the available speeds. The advantage to going direct with the telco is that an ISP like Earthlink = still has to go through the local telco for the actual line. I've gone directly to the middle man. Prices are getting very competitive, and that's a = plus. I'll never go back to dial-up modems.   Now I'm waiting for cable modem service, same fast speed in both = directions.   -Rick   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Ed Kolcz" <kolcz@prodigy.net> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Sunday, July 23, 2000 2:10 PM Subject: Re: DSL Connections     > How about upload time. I've heard that uploads are limited to the speed of > your modem. Is this true ? > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: Dr. Charles E. Brown <chabrown@impop.bellatlantic.net> > To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Sent: Sunday, July 23, 2000 9:00 AM > Subject: Re: DSL Connections > > > > Dave: > > > > I just got DSL, through Bell Atlantic, this past week and I am really > > impressed with it. > > > > First of all, the hook-up is very easy. What happens is that the = signal > > comes through your regular phone line at a different frequency. If you are > > only using one phone line, this means that you can use the phone normally > > while you are on the computer. You receive a device that connects between > > the phone line and your computer (known as the DSL modem) that = captures > the > > DSL signal. Your non-DSL device (phone, fax, etc.) also has a smaller > filter > > that attaches very easily on the line that filters out the extra = signal. > > > > You have to put an ethernet board in your computer. They are = inexpensive > > (the company may even provide it for you) and very easy to intall. = Most > are > > plug-and play and mine went in, and was operational, in about 10-minutes. > > > > The speed is incredible. As you may know, the DSL line is always on. = As an > > example, a file that was going to take me 1hr 45min to download with a 56k > > modem, now only takes about 6-minutes. > > > > Believe me, it is well worth putting it in. I have nothing but praise for > > it. > > > > Hope this helps! > > > > Charles > > http://www.classicalcorner.com > > > > > > "" wrote: > > > > > Greetings Pipechatters, > > > > > > This is slightly off topic but would like to inquire as to members > > > experiences with DSL connections for their computers. I am = presently > > > considering an offer from Earthlink for my area. > > > > > > I would like opinions pro and con, I have already heard some of both but > > > need more info to make an informed decision. > > > > > > Thanks for your help. > > > > > > Cheers, > > > Dave McPeak <Mack> > > > > > > "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 > > > > > > "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 > > > > > "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: "Approved" From: "Chris Johns" <Chris_Johns@gmx.de> Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2000 21:21:58 +0200   >People are looking for that oasis, as life can be hard in many other = ways, and they need to >experience soothing music at least for an hour, to = revive a drooping spirit. I find that they >desire to be moved by the music = closer to their Maker.   Which is, I think, at least a substantial part of what being a church musician is all about. The problem is, different people are moved by different things. For me a well played "Banquet Celeste" at communion is = one of the most moving things imaginable. The priest who took the mass in question asked me before the service today if I was going to play = something "nice" ("sch=F6n" was the word he used) for communion, something = "harmonious, not like last week". I don't wish to claim anything marvellous about the = way I play Messiaen, but I don't think the odd wrong note that slipped in here and there could have been the sole reason for our difference of opinion on the piece.   I said bring the congregation closer to their Maker is part of what being = a church musician is all about. The other thing that is important to us = church musicians who are also believers, the music we make in the service is also our personal act of worship to God, all the more so as one often finds oneself using the spoken parts of the service to prepare for the next musical bit (decide on form and registration for the prelude etc.). So if = a member of our congregation should ask me (and I wouldn't put it past some = of them for a piece as tame as e.g Leighton "Paean") why I chose to play = "such an awful piece", I would politely reply that I find playing it uplifting, and while I'm sorry that our tastes differ in this respect, I don't regret choosing it. Who of us can say what the Almighty's taste in music is? In = any case, I think He's less interested in the gift than the spirit in which it is given.   So, that's my sermon for this Sunday! I'm off to Scandinavia for three = weeks next weekend with our choir (Osnabr=FCcker Jugendchor), singing at the following places, in case any of you are in the area and want to come = along. If any of you know of organs in the area, other than those in the churches listed below that one should visit, do let me know! Happy holidays!   29 July ?7:00pm Hanover (D), Christus-Pavillion, Expo, Mass 30 July 7:30pm Roskilde (DK), St. Laurenti Kirke, Frederkisborgvej 13 1 Aug 7:30pm Gotheburg (S), Katolska Kyrkan, Parkgatan 14 2 Aug 7:30pm Oslo (N), St. Hallvard Kirke, Enerhauggaten 4 4 Aug 7:30pm Molde (N), Domkirke 6 Aug 11:00am Bergen (N), Domkirke 7 Aug 7:30pm Bergen (N), Domkirke 11 Aug 7:30pm Vagur (Faeroe Islands) Vags Kirkju 13 Aug 11:00am Torshavn (Fae) Mariukirkju 13 Aug 4:00pm Kirkjubo/ (Fae) St. Magnus-ruin 14 Aug 7:30pm Toftir (Fae) Frid-riks kirkjan 17 Aug 7:30pm Torshavn (Fae) Nord-urlandahusid-   Chris Johns Musical Assistant, Osnabr=FCck Cathedral Frankenstrasse 5, D-49082 Osnabrueck Tel/Fax +49 (0)541 528 2568 EMail: @gmx.de    
(back) Subject: Re: Bo=EBllmann's Suite Gothique From: "Greg Corbett" <corbettg@theatreorgans.com> Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2000 12:46:19 -0700   I have the "Suite Gothique", Schirmer's Version, and it is still one of my favourites! The 4 movements, Introduction - Choral, Menuet gothique, Priere a Notre-Dame, and Toccata, may paraphrase the suite in the mind of the composer.   I have to admit the title to me at first knowledge of the suite was a surprise, I felt the music was more prayerful and modern, Priere a Notre-Dame, it was a long drink of cool water to my parched musical tastes (they are still starved). The fact that I ordered & bought the music, is testimony, I had fallen in love with the suite. Boellman, composed a suite, that is going to be in my top 10.    
(back) Subject: "make it pretty" From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2000 13:30:07 -0700   After a half-century of trying, I despair of widening or improving = people's musical tastes, at least as far as church is concerned.   The odd thing is, with all the new compositions in the past fifty years, = what people WANT to hear hasn't changed one IOTA. It's like somebody drew a = thick black line across the calendar sometime around WWII, and that's it. I = can't think of a THING written after 1940 that my people like.   I'll admit I'm not a great proponent of most contemporary church music, = serious or otherwise. But I wouldn't DARE play "The Celestial Banquet" at St. = Matthew's, or Langlais (except for a couple of the harmonium things), and CERTAINLY I wouldn't dare sing *or* play ANYTHING that's *more* dissonant. I took out Leighton's Mass in D recently and looked at it ... if we sang THAT, they'd = tar and feather me on the SPOT.   OK ... so, fine (as the Church Lady would say) ... I happen to LIKE the Victorian period in English choral music ... we can do that too, and do it rather well. And they like the bad pseudo-Wagnerian harmonies of the = Griesbacher Propers ... great ... we can do those, and have fun doing them. Gregorian = Chant falls WORSE than flat in that dead room with a Hammond organ, so why = bother? The Griesbacher WORKS, because it was written for unison choir with = accompaniment on the 19th century equivalent of the Hammond, the reed organ (with apologies = to the reed organ!).   I'm preparing to do a season of "keep 'em happy and keep 'em off my back".   Cheers,   Bud, who's feeling a MITE cynical this fine Sunday morning        
(back) Subject: Re: Adding electric and Her Bishness moves slots From: <kevin1@alaweb.com> Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2000 15:20:04 -600   Well...I still think it is an outrage that Diane was fired by the Ridge, = then her programming almost abolished. I can't manage to see her shows = anymore, and they used to be the sole reason I turned on TBN... I was fired once = for the same reasons (well, not all of them, but...) and the church lost a = third of it's membership when the resident elderly Hammond showtunes lady was = brought in to play the big pipeorgan...didn't work too well. I think the Coral = Ridge congregation should have done the same. If organists are going to be = fired for being gay...well..."oops" is all I could say. There went more than = the so-called rubber tree plant.   Anyway, so ends my Sunday morning activism moment. ;-)   -k  
(back) Subject: Re: DSL Connections From: "Dr. Charles E. Brown" <chabrown@impop.bellatlantic.net> Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2000 17:29:31 +0000   I have to admit, like Rick, my initial relationship with Bell Atlantic Infospeed was not warm and fuzzy. However, my problem was not technical, = but financial.   The montly charge is $39.95. It takes about 3-weeks for them to activate = the line and you have to buy the DSL modem, which is about $100 and the size = of a thin, hard-cover book.   I am in northern NJ and Bell Atlantic is our phone provider. They are notorius for their inefficiencies. Last Thursday was no exception!!!! LOL   Everything hooked-up and loaded as written. When I got to the point of setting-up the account, it flowed smoothly until I got to the point of how = I wanted to pay for it. I decided to choose the "add to phone bill" option. After selecting it, they, processed for several minutes after which it reported that the database was down but they would set it up anyhow. Two hours later, they put of "hold" on the account. When I called, they told = me that they couldn't charge it to the number. I quote:   "You are a wonderful customer of over 20-years, and you have 5-phone lines in your home. However, because you paid your bill 1-week late last February, you are not credit worthy enough to charge it to the phone!!!!"   Can you believe that? I have everyone in the world offering me credit, and yet they couldn't. So I charged it to my credit card.   But, that aside, it seems to be working wonderfully and they still have = the best deal around.   Charles   "" wrote:   > Greetings Pipechatters, > > This is slightly off topic but would like to inquire as to members > experiences with DSL connections for their computers. I am presently > considering an offer from Earthlink for my area. > > I would like opinions pro and con, I have already heard some of both but > need more info to make an informed decision. > > Thanks for your help. > > Cheers, > Dave McPeak <Mack> > > "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: "Cort=E8ge et Litanie", Dupr=E9 From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2000 14:33:12   At 10:42 AM 7/23/2000 -0400, you wrote: >The only >negative I can remember was the principal flute started the "litany" way >too fast and didn't shape the line as musically as I would have preferred<snip>   That flautist isn't alone. I heard Robert Noerhen perform it once, and he fairly ripped through the exposition of the litany's chant theme, setting up a fairly frenetic pace for the development, thus leading into a positively manic coda, all of which seemed to lack the required dignity = and solemnity. I've also heard the litany performed too slowly, making it ponderous, even lugubrious. To me, there's precious little room for error in tempo for this piece!   DeserTBoB  
(back) Subject: Re: DSL Connections From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2000 14:41:17   At 12:34 PM 7/23/2000 -0400, you wrote: >This is slightly off topic but would like to inquire as to members >experiences with DSL connections for their computers. I am presently >considering an offer from Earthlink for my area.<snip>   From what I've been able to observe, it's far better to stick with your local telephone company, if possible. Outside vendors have no access to telco central offices, and work is done for them via third, even fourth parties. With your local telco, you deal with the end provider, both in provisioning and ongoing trouble resolution. ISPs are nowhere near as experienced in reliable telecommunications services as the telcos, = although the telcos are not as good at pizazz on the customer interface level. = Skip the pizazz...go for proven reliability and accountability.   DeserTBoB  
(back) Subject: Re: Bo=EBllmann's Suite Gothique From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2000 14:42:24   At 12:56 PM 7/23/2000 -0400, you wrote: >It's hard >for me to imagine a real scholar of musicology making such a silly remark = as >that.<snip>   Oh, I can...academic hacks abound, as I've said before!   DeserTBoB  
(back) Subject: Re: Bo=EBllmann's Suite Gothique From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2000 14:37:17   At 11:08 AM 7/23/2000 -0400, you wrote: >Are they saying that the 4 movements are not "gothic" in >nature?<snip>   Not "Gothic" in the true nominative sense, but possibly an adjective "gothic", pertaining to the sinister, macabre and menacing, as the final movement aptly suggests.   DeserTBoB  
(back) Subject: Re: "Cort=E8ge et Litanie", Dupr=E9 From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2000 15:10:20 -0700   It's a piece for funerals and Days of Remembrance, which few organists = seem to know/pay attention to ... I guess the custom of playing big corteges at = the ends of funerals hadn't QUITE died out in Dupre's time.   Cheers,   Bud   Bob Scarborough wrote:   > At 10:42 AM 7/23/2000 -0400, you wrote: > >The only > >negative I can remember was the principal flute started the "litany" = way > >too fast and didn't shape the line as musically as I would have > preferred<snip> > > That flautist isn't alone. I heard Robert Noerhen perform it once, and = he > fairly ripped through the exposition of the litany's chant theme, = setting > up a fairly frenetic pace for the development, thus leading into a > positively manic coda, all of which seemed to lack the required dignity = and > solemnity. I've also heard the litany performed too slowly, making it > ponderous, even lugubrious. To me, there's precious little room for = error > in tempo for this piece! > > DeserTBoB > > "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