PipeChat Digest #1380 - Monday, May 8, 2000
Organ Scholar/Music Assistant
  by <NAShepherd@aol.com>
Reisner Valve Ohmages
  by "Bob Kinner" <rkinner@one.net>
Music List, Toms River (xpost)
  by <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>

(back) Subject: Organ Scholar/Music Assistant From: <NAShepherd@aol.com> Date: Sun, 7 May 2000 07:25:20 EDT   Please forward this to anyone known to you who may be interested in = gaining some experience of music in a parish church!   Regards   Neil   2000/2001 Organ Scholar/Music Assistant at St John The Baptist, Keynsham, = UK   Applications are now invited for the above position for a negotiable = period of approximately one to two years, starting in September. Finance = negotiable.   Keynsham is situated some five miles from Bath and Bristol in South West England. 80 minutes journey time by train to/from London. Good rail/road connections. Many interesting organs within a few minutes. Several cathedrals/abbeys within 90 minutes drive or less.   Duties would be flexible, but include:   1. To assist the Director of Music and Assistant Organist with developing = a large youth section of the choir, training junior choristers and running a =   teens section training programme. (The choir has several Dean's and = Bishop's choristers and runs it's own (not RSCM!!) Chorister training scheme. Present numbers include Fourteen junior choristers and ten teenagers in addition to 25 strong adult section. Sevral new probationers will start in =   June.   2. Playing (or assisting at) the organ for services and regular cathedral visits (six visits during 1999/2000 - Salisbury - Bath - Wells - Bristol.) =   The Assistant Organist is Alison Howell.   3. Opportunities to be involved in regular concert/recital series   4. Involvement with other styles of worship in addition to the choral side = of things. The church has a semi-professional music group with most players being = Grade 8 or above (using worship songs, folk music, music from Iona and Taize = etc), and an amateur music/singing group using "modern Catholic" repertoire. Any =   involvement would almost certainly be in accompanying at the piano.   It is extremely important that the Organ Scholar is willing to be involved = in this side of things from time to time, even if it is not his/her = particular style!! - We are a large parish church offering a wide range of music.   5. Possible teaching music teaching opportunities in local schools = depending on curriculum strengths etc.   6. Involvement as accompaniment of "Keynsham Choristers" - a small mixed voice liturgical choir that visits village churches to sing Choral = Evensong on a regular basis.   This position would suit a student from a local college or university or someone who wishes to spend twelve months (or more) gaining experience of church music in a large but friendly Parish Church setting. The present = organ scholar is a student at Bath Spa University. A pre/post university = candidate would be considered, as would a more mature candidate.   For a non-student, it may be possible to offer board and lodging within = the Parish but this depends obviously, on requirements.   Please e-mail Neil Shepherd (Director of Music) - nashepherd@aol.com or telephone/fax him on 0117-908-2567 for further details. Interested persons =   please fax/send curriculum vitae/resume to   St John's Music Office 6 Priory Road Keynsham Bristol BS31 2BX England  
(back) Subject: Reisner Valve Ohmages From: "Bob Kinner" <rkinner@one.net> Date: Sun, 7 May 2000 20:04:19 -0400   Dear List: How do you determine which resistance value - 40, 60 or 90 - you should use? I guess you could use all 40's to be sure you can open anything, but that would seem to be a waste of power. I'm using 6" wind. Thanks, Bob   -- Bob Kinner AA8FH rkinner@one.net "If at first you don't succeed, switch to power tools." Red Green      
(back) Subject: Music List, Toms River (xpost) From: <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net> Date: Sun, 7 May 2000 23:48:06 -0400 (EDT)   FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Toms River, NJ USA, Easter III, May 7, 2000   ORGANFEST 2000   Rev. Bruce Quigley, Senior Pastor Neil F. Brown, AAGO, MMus, Minister of Music/Organist   Schantz II/24   Prelude: "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" (JSB). Hymn: "Help Us Accept Each Other" (Acceptance).   Choral Response after the Words of Assurance: 8:30 "The Lord's Prayer" (Rimsky-Korsakov), Sanctuary Choir, 11:00 "Our Father" (Charles Brown), Singspirations.   Prayer Response: "We Are United" (yours truly) Offertory Anthem: 8:30 "This Is the Day the Lord has Made" (Mark Hayes), 11:00 "Song of Joy" (Sue Farrar). Hymn: "Christian People, Raise Your Song" (Ave Virgo Virginum). Hymn after communion: "Dear Jesus, In Whose Life I See" (Hursley) Postlude: Prelude in G BWV 568 (JSB)   OrganFest 2000: preludes & postludes from May 7 until pentecost (June 11) are works of JSB to commemorate the 250th.   I really enjoyed the tune Ave Virgo Virginum; it was my first experience w/ it. Congregation seemed to pick up on it quite well. Problem was the hymn only had 2 verses. But the tune was rugged and sturdy with some rhythmic twists.   It was 93 degrees Fahrenheit today in New Jersey and New York City. Thank the Lord for air conditioning. Have a good week.   Neil Brown