PipeChat Digest #2026 - Sunday, April 15, 2001
 
Easter Vigil (X-posted)
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: Joining OHS
  by <TRACKELECT@cs.com>
Re: joining this and that
  by <DEMPAR1@aol.com>
My Easter
  by "Jonathan B. Hall" <jonahall@indiana.edu>
RE: Easter piece/greetings from Montreal
  by "Andrew Mead" <mead@eagle.ca>
RE: Easter piece/greetings from Montreal
  by "Ed Brown" <edbroorg@webtv.net>
Easter Music List
  by "Robert Ehrhardt" <r_ehrh@bellsouth.net>
Happy Easter
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
Re: AGO [was: joining this and that]
  by "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org>
Easter Music
  by <Wurlibird1@aol.com>
Re: Disney and art history
  by "Panning" <jpanning@cal-net.net>
Re: Easter Music
  by "Cindy Adams" <piperheaven@yahoo.com>
Pending departure
  by <Wurlibird1@aol.com>
Re: Blower oil
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Cheap CDs
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Todd Wilson at Severance Hall (Long)
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: "Chatty" recitalists
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Easter Day - St. Matthew's-by-the-Trailer-Park - Costa Mesa CA  (X-posted
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: Disney and art history
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
 

(back) Subject: Easter Vigil (X-posted) From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2001 07:05:22 -0700   Ours was quite lovely and stress-free this year ... other years the parish choir was so tired they were usually at each others' throats by the time it was over ... we had seven people in the congregation, two hired chanters in the choir, and a cast of thousands in the Sanctuary (grin). We sang the whole rite, omitting only the Litany (the Rector won't do the Litany of the Saints, and I won't do the grunt-and-groan Prayer Book Litany at that point in an Easter service, so we sing an Easter Introit Hymn instead).   But afterwards he told me that all the festivities for our deacon's First Mass as a priest have been cancelled. More about that later ... after I sort it out and come down off the ceiling.   Cheers,   Bud    
(back) Subject: Re: Joining OHS From: <TRACKELECT@cs.com> Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2001 11:19:56 EDT   My troubles joining the OHS all involved the on line subscription. I am = sorry about my rant. The grouch factor was running very high. I can assure = everyone that I won't be junking any pipe organs. I have had a grueling three weeks =   with several last minute requests for extra work. All, of course, had to = be done by Easter Sunday. Somehow, miraculously, everything got done. Please = be kind to your organman. If you need something special done to your organ. = Give him plenty of advance notice prior to Christmas and Easter. That's all, I won't start venting again.   Cheers:   Alan B  
(back) Subject: Re: joining this and that From: <DEMPAR1@aol.com> Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2001 12:19:03 EDT   With the exception of perhaps one AGO chapter I ran across, I can't see = any reason why anyone would even bother to join AGO. With all due respect, = my personal experience has been that AGO's public intolerance has done = more to drive both students and the public away from the organ than any = force or movement internal or external to the profession. I am sure there = are exceptions out there but generally this is not the most people = friendly association one can run into.  
(back) Subject: My Easter From: "Jonathan B. Hall" <jonahall@indiana.edu> Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2001 12:15:16 -0500 (EST)     Hi!   Well, it's over, mostly. The trumpets and trombones and timps are all packed up and gone...the organ is cooling off...the choir is wolfing down bagels and salmon schmear in the Garden...I'm sitting in my office eating a bag of speckled malted milk ball easter eggs (I bought them for my choir, but the lure of bagels was overpowering)...   I am in severe physical pain at this moment. Yesterday I helped mom out in her front garden, and worked the rake and trowel a little too vigorously for my fattened, winter-lazy body. Today I almost could not stand up for all the lumbar pain. I got to the train station at 6:30--got into Manhattan--onto a subway and a bus--and through two hours of rehearsals and ninety minutes of liturgy...and all I want to do right now is lie down flat on my office floor. I want that even more than a whisky sour.   I am NOT getting old! I'm not, I'm not, I'm not! I am sprightly and boyish. My back just hurts....come on, humor me.   The Flor Peeters "Entrata Festiva," opus 93, was a huge success as our solemn processional. Peeters' stuff has kind of been passed over in recent years, it seems to me. His music has enduring merit, and combines ready accessibility with enough hot sauce to keep a musician interested.   I have two more services today: a 4 PM which will be intimate and fairly traditional, and a 6 PM taize service.     That's all the news from Lake Wobegone--or the East River, as the case may be.   Happy Easter.   Jon    
(back) Subject: RE: Easter piece/greetings from Montreal From: "Andrew Mead" <mead@eagle.ca> Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2001 13:29:33 -0400       -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of ALamirande@aol.com Sent: Saturday, April 14, 2001 5:17 PM To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: Easter piece/greetings from Montreal       Easter Monday is a holiday in Quebec, where there is no such thing as a court-ordered separation of Church and State.   No, No---   In the Dominion of Canada (and that includes the province of Quebec) "Good Friday" is an official holiday. Easter Monday is not-- however some institutions traditionally close for the day. Just thought I'd clear that up.   A.Mead    
(back) Subject: RE: Easter piece/greetings from Montreal From: "Ed Brown" <edbroorg@webtv.net> Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2001 13:29:59 -0400 (EDT)   In the English speaking Caribbean (Jamaica etc) both Good Friday and Easter Monday are public holidays. On Good Friday everything but essential services are closed. Some people do not even cook on that day. The 3 hour services start at 11am or 12noon and they are always full....very difficult to get a seat if you arrive 5 minutes late. Are there any other areas like that ? Now that I live in NY so many years, I really miss the solemnity and purity of Good Friday. Everything goes on as normal here   Ed    
(back) Subject: Easter Music List From: "Robert Ehrhardt" <r_ehrh@bellsouth.net> Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2001 12:33:10 -0500   Easter Day at Noel Memorial UMC, Shreveport, Louisiana USA   Prelude: "Dawn Hymn" - Hovhaness Processional: "Fanfare and Hymn for Easter Morning" - Sjolund Anthem: "Joy In the Morning" - Sleeth Combined Choirs Offertory: (8:30) "On the Third Day" - Pote Youth Choir (10:50) "Joyful, Joyful" - Hayes Chancel Choir Hymn: "Thine Be the Glory" Benediction: "Hallelujah!" - HAndel Postlude: "O Filii et Filiae" - Dandrieu   John C. Matthew, Director of Music David Hobson, Youth Choir Director Robert Ehrhardt, Organist and Staff Arranger    
(back) Subject: Happy Easter From: <DRAWKNOB@aol.com> Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2001 13:36:36 EDT   A Blessed Easter to all!   Services went fine, save a cipher on the Trumpet (middle G)... ARRRGGGHHH.   Voluntaries: Fantasy on "Easter Hymn" -- Harris Toccata on "O Filii et Filiae" -- Farnam Improvisation on Easter hymns -- Gambill   Anthems: Easter Litany -- Gordon Young Christ our Passover -- Wil MacFarlane   Hymns: Christ the Lord is Risen Today Thine is the Glory O Sons and Daughters  
(back) Subject: Re: AGO [was: joining this and that] From: "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org> Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2001 14:17:08 -0400   DEMPAR1@aol.com said: > With the exception of perhaps one AGO chapter I ran across, I can't > see any reason why anyone would even bother to join AGO. With all > due respect, my personal experience has been that AGO's public > intolerance has done more to drive both students and the public away > from the organ than any force or movement internal or external to > the profession. I am sure there are exceptions out there but > generally this is not the most people friendly association one can > run into.   I would imagine that must change from one chapter to the other. I just recently joined the Northern Virgninia chapter and have found them to be a =   very warm and friendly group who have made me feel very welcome even = though I am basically just a "hanger-on" and not even really an organist.   I joined for a couple of reasons. One was to find a group of organ enthusiasts to meet and talk with. (My friends and family are all getting =   tired of hearing me obsess about the subject. ;) ) The other was to find = an organ teacher. I started learning on my own a year ago and decided it was =   time to get professional help. <<tongue firmly planted in cheek>> Both criteria, for me at least, have been met.   At least here in the Northern Virginia chapter, my experience is that they = are very welcoming and accepting of enthusiasts and amateurs as well as professional organists. I also discovered quickly that I am not the only = non- professional in the chapter. The registrar met me at my first meeting, chatted with me to see what my interests are and then introduced me to = others with similar interests.   My personal experience, from my initial inquiry to the registrar to up = through both meetings that I have attended so far, has been much better than I had =   expected. Indeed, it has been great. And, I might add, I certainly approached the group with a great deal of trepidation since I am only an amateur, and a beginner at that.   Maybe folks in Virginia are just friendlier? Not really an applicable statement because Northern Virginia is made of transients and transplants = from all over the world. Maybe some chapters of the AGO are catching on that = one of their principal duties is to promote the king of instruments and its literature - especially in the current climate. Perhaps I haven't been in =   long enough to have run into the negative side yet, but a good beginning = says a lot to me.   Let us hope, then, that this attitude spreads. I think that it is most = likely to happen if like minded organists, amateurs and enthusiasts join the = local chapters, get active and spread the enthusiasm.   Cheers, TommyLee Whitlock Reston, VA      
(back) Subject: Easter Music From: <Wurlibird1@aol.com> Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2001 14:22:15 EDT   Happy Easter to all,   Whew! Its done and no one got severely injured! :-)   My last major service and next to last Sunday at the organ. Beautiful weather and a well-attended service apparently enjoyed by all, judging = from the congregational singing. Our pastor delivered a most moving sermon on = the topical subject. All in all, it was well worth the effort which (I hope) pleased the Master.     Lake Shore UMC, Waco, TX 10:00am   Prelude: Hail To The Brightness (S. Bingham)   Offertory: Lift High The Cross (Young) (with improvisations) Gloria Patria (Meineke) Solo: Look To The Morning (Dobbs)   Anthem: Hallelujah, Christ Is Risen (Fletcher/Smythe)   Hymns: Christ The Lord Is Risen Today (UMC 302) (processional hymn) Thine Be The Glory (UMC 308) In The Garden (UMC 314 verse 1) Up From The Grave He Arose (UMC 322)   Postlude: Toccata (Widor)   Wishing all a glorious Easter Sunday,   Jim Pitts    
(back) Subject: Re: Disney and art history From: "Panning" <jpanning@cal-net.net> Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2001 14:05:21 -0500   Ron Severin wrote:   "I know you like the Disney Facade. How about something similar for the Cardinal Mahoney Memeorial Chapel?" <snip>   I wouldn't agree that I "like" the Disney facade, but I respect it as a design and recognize its appropriateness for that building and for Los Angeles.   I must confess to a certain morbid fascination with the reception Disney has received in some quarters. It demonstrates the workings of human nature, which instinctively fears things that it can't (or won't) understand. And the Disney organ cannot be truly understood until the = thing is built, is installed in the hall, and has been heard and seen in = context.   Remember, it's a model. I saw the drawings and models for Gehry's Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, and they in no way prepared me for the actual experience of seeing the finished building. Who of you would judge the fundamental qualities and virtues of a person based on a mannequin of that individual?   Every groundbreaking idea, every lofty bit of poetry, every new musical sound was derided by the "experts" who clucked that it was an affront to well-adjusted and right-thinking people everywhere. It's possible that history (and you) may conclude that Disney is not a towering work of genius, but for goodness' sake, wait until the thing's built, and *then* decide, with an open mind, if you've got one.   John A. Panning Lake City, Iowa   "We pass over the silly remarks of the President; for the credit of the nation we are willing that the veil of oblivion shall be dropped over them and that they shall no more be repeated or thought of."   [from a contemporary account of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address in the Harrisburg (Pa.) Patriot and Union]   "I don't know anything about it, but I'm against it."   [uttered by a citizen at a public hearing, Mequon, Wisconsin, 1982]      
(back) Subject: Re: Easter Music From: "Cindy Adams" <piperheaven@yahoo.com> Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2001 12:34:06 -0700 (PDT)     All in all, it was well worth the > effort which (I hope) > pleased the Master.   Jim,   Thanks for your comments....this is what it is all about.         > > > > Lake Shore UMC, Waco, TX 10:00am > > Prelude: Hail To The Brightness (S. Bingham) > > Offertory: Lift High The Cross (Young) > (with improvisations) > > Gloria Patria (Meineke) > > Solo: Look To The Morning (Dobbs) > > Anthem: Hallelujah, Christ Is Risen > (Fletcher/Smythe) > > Hymns: Christ The Lord Is Risen Today (UMC 302) > (processional hymn) > Thine Be The Glory (UMC 308) > In The Garden (UMC 314 verse 1) > Up From The Grave He Arose (UMC 322) > > Postlude: Toccata (Widor) > > Wishing all a glorious Easter Sunday, > > Jim Pitts > > > "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 >     __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get email at your own domain with Yahoo! Mail. http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: Pending departure From: <Wurlibird1@aol.com> Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2001 15:53:01 EDT   Bruce Cornely quotes and comments:     > After all, "the youth are inheriting the > earth!" (V. Fox) >   .... and they may have it.... with my blessings. I'm almost through with = it anyway!   Bruce Cornely ~ Cremona502@cs.com<<       Hold it! Not so fast, fellow. Before you go, put everything back where = it belongs, pick up your toys, and straighten up your room. :-) The = Beagles have spoken.   Jim P  
(back) Subject: Re: Blower oil From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2001 16:11:07 EDT     --part1_f2.94eb995.280b5a5b_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 4/14/01 10:12:51 AM Pacific Daylight Time, conwayb@sympatico.ca writes:     > However, I got my own back on him, for I had wound it up, and set the = alarm > for 6.00 PM, which would be just as he was on the trolley going home. = As > the alarm clock was of the variety known as a Post Office alarm, which = was > good and loud, I felt that I got my revenge for having my clean bench = top > smothered with oil! >   That reminds me of a minister I used to work for who constantly talked and =   annoyed me during voluntaries. One Sunday, in his sermon, he was railing = at the congregation for being so dependent upon electronic devices, = especially bringing them to church and being annoying during the service. I was tucked away in the organ pit, out of everyone's view. I pulled out my = cell phone and dialed his cell phone. All of a sudden from behind the pulpit = came the loud, electronic redition of Dixie from his phone. He tried to ignore = it but I wouldn't hang up until he got the darn thing out and shut it off. = The congregation thought it was too funny. Thank heaven he didn't have = caller ID!!   Bruce Cornely ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Duncan, Miles, Molly, and Dewi Visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/   --part1_f2.94eb995.280b5a5b_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>In a message dated = 4/14/01 10:12:51 AM Pacific Daylight Time, <BR>conwayb@sympatico.ca writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">However, I got my = own back on him, for I had wound it up, and set the alarm <BR>for 6.00 PM, which would be just as he was on the trolley going home. = &nbsp;As <BR>the alarm clock was of the variety known as a Post Office alarm, which = was <BR>good and loud, I felt that I got my revenge for having my clean bench = top <BR>smothered with oil! <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> <BR>That reminds me of a minister I used to work for who constantly talked = and <BR>annoyed me during voluntaries. &nbsp;One Sunday, in his sermon, he was = railing at <BR>the congregation for being so dependent upon electronic devices, = especially <BR>bringing them to church and being annoying during the service. = &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;I was <BR>tucked away in the organ pit, out of everyone's view. &nbsp;&nbsp;I = pulled out my cell <BR>phone and dialed his cell phone. &nbsp;All of a sudden from behind the = pulpit came <BR>the loud, electronic redition of Dixie from his phone. &nbsp;He tried = to ignore it <BR>but I wouldn't hang up until he got the darn thing out and shut it = off. &nbsp;The <BR>congregation thought it was too funny. &nbsp;&nbsp;Thank heaven he = didn't have caller <BR>ID!! <BR> <BR>Bruce Cornely &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;~ &nbsp;Cremona502@cs.com &nbsp; <BR>with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" <BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Duncan, Miles, Molly, and Dewi <BR>Visit Howling Acres at = &nbsp;&nbsp;http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/</FONT></HTML>   --part1_f2.94eb995.280b5a5b_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Cheap CDs From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2001 16:13:26 EDT     --part1_95.95bf3aa.280b5ae6_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 4/14/01 10:57:01 AM Pacific Daylight Time, corbettg@theatreorgans.com writes:     > The Organ Works - J.S.Bach, Organist - Peter Hurford > London 444 410-2 > 17 CD set, not for the faint of pocket book, and not as the e-mail > title suggests either, I think I paid $140.00 for it, but felt as a > reference, it was worth it. >   Thank you much. My answer still remains.... "duh!" ;-)   Bruce Cornely ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Duncan, Miles, Molly, and Dewi Visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/   --part1_95.95bf3aa.280b5ae6_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>In a message dated = 4/14/01 10:57:01 AM Pacific Daylight Time, <BR>corbettg@theatreorgans.com writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">The Organ Works - = J.S.Bach, Organist - Peter Hurford <BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;London 444 410-2 <BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;17 CD set, not for the faint of pocket book, and = not as the e-mail <BR>title suggests either, I think I paid $140.00 for it, but felt as a <BR>reference, it was worth it. <BR></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR> <BR>Thank you much. &nbsp;&nbsp;My answer still remains.... &nbsp;"duh!" = &nbsp;;-) <BR> <BR>Bruce Cornely &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;~ &nbsp;Cremona502@cs.com &nbsp; <BR>with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" <BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Duncan, Miles, Molly, and Dewi <BR>Visit Howling Acres at = &nbsp;&nbsp;http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/</FONT></HTML>   --part1_95.95bf3aa.280b5ae6_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Todd Wilson at Severance Hall (Long) From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2001 16:22:57 EDT     --part1_62.db9ef98.280b5d21_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Congratz, Mike.   A great review for a great program. Much appreciated. It really helps = when a review includes not only the program, but comments on how things were = done.   Many thanks.   Bruce Cornely ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Duncan, Miles, Molly, and Dewi Visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/   --part1_62.db9ef98.280b5d21_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>Congratz, Mike. &nbsp; <BR> <BR>A great review for a great program. &nbsp;&nbsp;Much appreciated. = &nbsp;It really helps when <BR>a review includes not only the program, but comments on how things = were done. <BR> <BR>Many thanks. <BR> <BR>Bruce Cornely &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;~ &nbsp;Cremona502@cs.com &nbsp; <BR>with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" <BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Duncan, Miles, Molly, and Dewi <BR>Visit Howling Acres at = &nbsp;&nbsp;http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/</FONT></HTML>   --part1_62.db9ef98.280b5d21_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: "Chatty" recitalists From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2001 16:27:37 EDT     --part1_31.13616977.280b5e39_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 4/14/01 12:26:54 PM Pacific Daylight Time, desertbob@rglobal.net writes:     > However, this opens a new area for discussion, that of the "chatty" > recitalist. I was pretty much taught to follow the example of concert > pianists of my time, who never spoke, except perhaps to the press after = a > performance.   We are in a new age of "intimacy". Everyone is on a first-name basis. Being aloof or reserved is now considered ultra-rude. I've even seen symphony conductors stop and chitty-chat with the audience. A positive aspect of it is that it gives an opportunity to say more than you could in =   program notes, and/or to demonstrate a motif or sound on the organ. I = find, in my case, that it relaxes me. The people that I play for everymonth = seem to like it very much.   Bruce Cornely ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Duncan, Miles, Molly, and Dewi Visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/   --part1_31.13616977.280b5e39_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>In a message dated = 4/14/01 12:26:54 PM Pacific Daylight Time, <BR>desertbob@rglobal.net writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">However, this = opens a new area for discussion, that of the "chatty" <BR>recitalist. &nbsp;I was pretty much taught to follow the example of = concert <BR>pianists of my time, who never spoke, except perhaps to the press = after a <BR>performance. &nbsp;</FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 = FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> <BR>We are in a new age of "intimacy". &nbsp;&nbsp;Everyone is on a = first-name basis. &nbsp;&nbsp; <BR>Being aloof or reserved is now considered ultra-rude. &nbsp;I've even = seen <BR>symphony conductors stop and chitty-chat with the audience. = &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;A positive <BR>aspect of it is that it gives an opportunity to say more than you = could in <BR>program notes, and/or to demonstrate a motif or sound on the organ. = &nbsp;&nbsp;I find, <BR>in my case, that it relaxes me. &nbsp;&nbsp;The people that I play for = everymonth seem <BR>to like it very much. <BR> <BR>Bruce Cornely &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;~ &nbsp;Cremona502@cs.com &nbsp; <BR>with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" <BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Duncan, Miles, Molly, and Dewi <BR>Visit Howling Acres at = &nbsp;&nbsp;http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/</FONT></HTML>   --part1_31.13616977.280b5e39_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Easter Day - St. Matthew's-by-the-Trailer-Park - Costa Mesa CA (X-posted) From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2001 13:33:05 -0700   No train wrecks, no car crashes, no fender benders, a minimum of dings and scrapes (mostly mine ... my right ankle gave out about half-way through the second Mass).   I got tickled during the anthem ... the hired guns were all BIG, operatic voices ... the choir had a VERY "St. Bartholomew's Sound" to it (grin), but given the anthem ("Christ Our Passover", Schilling, 1884) it was suitable (grin).   TO BED!   Cheers,   Bud    
(back) Subject: Re: Disney and art history From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2001 13:31:02 -0700   At 02:05 PM 4/15/2001 -0500, you wrote: >It demonstrates the workings of human nature, which instinctively fears=20 >things that it can't (or won't) understand.<snip>   WHAT is to "understand"?? It's just another senseless masturbatory=20 exercise on the part of Frank "Gearhead", the Andy Warhol of the=20 architectural set...no more than that! Even Glatter-G=F6tz, whose=20 voicing/specification directions I generally despise, comes up with modern,= =20 yet logical and interesting designs. See their website.   >And the Disney organ cannot be truly understood until the thing >is built, is installed in the hall, and has been heard and seen in=20 >context.<snip>   Building bad organs is a VERY COSTLY mistake, and should be avoided at ALL= =20 costs. There's a lot in this organ that's "questionable", at the least.   >It's possible that history (and you) may conclude that Disney is not a=20 >towering work of genius, but for goodness' sake, wait until the thing's=20 >built, and *then* >decide, with an open mind, if you've got one.<snip>   That's what architectural models are FOR! Being an LA native, and having=20 worked for years just down the street from there, I can attest that the=20 "design" for the building has NO harmonies with any of its=20 surroundings. Remember, Gehry has gotten even "driftier" since the=20 Guggenheim project, as goofy as that was in itself. My wife's cousin, a=20 prestigious Manhattan architect who has a high rise apartment project going= =20 up on the New Jersey side of the river, could only laugh and laugh when I=20 tried to ask him his thoughts about "Wizzley". Evidently, it's QUITE the=20 joke in architectural circles right now. Guggenheim was somewhat better=20 received, but the general consensus now is that "Wizzley" is too demanding= =20 on the beholder, too inharmonious with is surroundings, and too much of a=20 "stroke job" for the client, a cartoon factory. The fa=E7ade is probably= the=20 entire structure's worst feature, although the "loopy" interior, with its=20 bleacher seats and other poorly conceived facilities, also gives one=20 pause. Who the hell wants to hear a symphony orchestra in only one ear,=20 anyway??   DeserTBoB