PipeChat Digest #2058 - Thursday, April 26, 2001
 
Re: Access to organs
  by "Cindy Adams" <piperheaven@yahoo.com>
St. Patrick's in NYC and Repertoire (x post)
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
Re: Major Staff Shake Up at St. Patrick's Cathedral in NYC
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
Re: Major Staff Shake Up at St. Patrick's Cathedral in NYC
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
dismissals at St. Mary-the-Virgin and St. Patrick's
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: St. Patrick's in NYC and Repertoire (x post)
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Wanted: Mixture
  by <JFick@aol.com>
Re: dismissals at St. Mary-the-Virgin and St. Patrick's
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Wanted: Mixture
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: dismissals at St. Mary-the-Virgin and St. Patrick's
  by "Jeffrey Trimble" <jtrimble@cc.ysu.edu>
Summer Choir with Organ Accompaniment
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
Smokey Mary's
  by <Oboe32@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Access to organs From: "Cindy Adams" <piperheaven@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001 06:44:04 -0700 (PDT)   List,   This discussion has made me realize and appreciate even more my access to our church's organ which I get to play almost every day. No one minds if I change anything on it, just so I put it back like I found it and turn it off! It is never locked.   For a beginning organ student, this is such a privilege and one I will never take for granted.     > return. Choose your church > carefully and you could wind up with a very nice > instrument to practice on,     __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Yahoo! Auctions - buy the things you want at great prices http://auctions.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: St. Patrick's in NYC and Repertoire (x post) From: <ScottFop@aol.com> Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001 09:42:50 EDT     --part1_c6.14bb4ff2.28197fda_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"UTF-8" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Language: en   In a message dated 4/25/01 11:12:57 PM Eastern Daylight Time,=3D20 pjmorg@yahoo.com writes:   > <snip> but > Sunday's program looks wonderful! If you watched > Cardinal O'Connor's funeral, you would've seen that > the music program at the Cathedral was a mess. How > often have I read your e-mails going against "On > Eagle's Wings" and similar music? This was the weekly > standard at St. Pat's. I was there one Sunday and had > to sing "Be Not Afraid". I believe that it is time > for new blood in the Cathedral, as it must serve as a > model for parishes not only in the Archdiocese of NY, >=3D20   I will attribute the late hour in which I wrote my post last evening to = my=3D20 leaving out one very important detail: as the writer above states- = the=3D20 repertoire planned for this Sunday is absolutely excellent by all means = and=3D20=3D I=3D20 agree with it and am glad to see such planning. =3D20   I have been made to understand that the "Music Director" at St. = Patrick's=3D20 does not have sole control over all the repertoire selected. That = right=3D20 there would be a key determining factor as to whether or not I would = accept=3D20=3D a=3D20 position anywhere. The Music Director MUST have full and complete = control=3D20 AND accountability for a given church's ENTIRE music programming = WITHOUT=3D20 clergy manipulation or pressure from other outside factions. I saw = Cardinal=3D =3D20 O'Connors funeral and, in fact, had the opportunity to attend and observe = in=3D =3D20 person. I know of the past at St. Patrick's. =3D20   I still disagree with Mr. Long's being dismissed without just cause or = even=3D20 advance notices. It just is not right to treat a fine professional = church=3D20 musician that way. On the other hand, it does look as though the new = musica=3D l=3D20 administration will be taking that music department back into a very=3D20 traditional and fine calibre of Roman Catholic repertoire. I just wish = that=3D =3D20 more Roman Catholic "musicians" would follow suit. It certainly would = help=3D20 those of us who ARE doing good music to further our cause and bring=3D20 traditional literature BACK to our congregations instead of = perpetuating=3D20 trite and sing-songy drivel such as Glory and Praise "tunes."   SCOTT F. FOPPIANO, Principal Organist and Director of Music THE NATIONAL SHRINE OF THE LITTLE FLOWER, Royal Oak, MI (Geo. Kilgen & Son Pipe Organ Co., St. Louis, MO, Opus 5180, 1933) =3DE2=3D80=3D9CCantantibus organis Caecilia Domino decantabat dicens, fiat cor meum immaculatum ut non confundar.=3DE2=3D80=3D9D       --part1_c6.14bb4ff2.28197fda_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"UTF-8" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Language: en   <HTML><FONT FACE=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3D2>In a message dated = 4/25/0=3D 1 11:12:57 PM Eastern Daylight Time,=3D20 <BR>pjmorg@yahoo.com writes: <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3D3DCITE style=3D3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-=3D LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">&lt;snip&gt; but <BR>Sunday's program looks wonderful! &nbsp;If you watched <BR>Cardinal O'Connor's funeral, you would've seen that <BR>the music program at the Cathedral was a mess. &nbsp;How <BR>often have I read your e-mails going against "On <BR>Eagle's Wings" and similar music? &nbsp;This was the weekly <BR>standard at St. Pat's. &nbsp;I was there one Sunday and had <BR>to sing "Be Not Afraid". &nbsp;I believe that it is time <BR>for new blood in the Cathedral, as it must serve as a <BR>model for parishes not only in the Archdiocese of NY, <BR>but also in the United States.</BLOCKQUOTE> <BR> <BR>I will attribute the late hour in which I wrote my post last evening = to=3D20=3D my=3D20 <BR>leaving out one very important detail: &nbsp;as the writer above = states-=3D the=3D20 <BR>repertoire planned for this Sunday is absolutely excellent by all = means=3D20=3D and I=3D20 <BR>agree with it and am glad to see such planning. &nbsp; <BR> <BR>I have been made to understand that the "Music Director" at St. Patrick'=3D s=3D20 <BR>does not have sole control over all the repertoire selected. = &nbsp;That=3D20=3D right=3D20 <BR>there would be a key determining factor as to whether or not I would = acc=3D ept a=3D20 <BR>position anywhere. &nbsp;The Music Director MUST have full and = complete=3D20=3D control=3D20 <BR>AND accountability for a given church's ENTIRE music programming = WITHOUT=3D =3D20 <BR>clergy manipulation or pressure from other outside factions. &nbsp;I = saw=3D Cardinal=3D20 <BR>O'Connors funeral and, in fact, had the opportunity to attend and = observ=3D e in=3D20 <BR>person. &nbsp;I know of the past at St. Patrick's. &nbsp; <BR> <BR>I still disagree with Mr. Long's being dismissed without just cause or = e=3D ven=3D20 <BR>advance notices. &nbsp;It just is not right to treat a fine = professional=3D church=3D20 <BR>musician that way. &nbsp;On the other hand, it does look as though the = n=3D ew musical=3D20 <BR>administration will be taking that music department back into a = very=3D20 <BR>traditional and fine calibre of Roman Catholic repertoire. &nbsp;I = just=3D20=3D wish that=3D20 <BR>more Roman Catholic "musicians" would follow suit. &nbsp;It certainly = wo=3D uld help=3D20 <BR>those of us who ARE doing good music to further our cause and = bring=3D20 <BR>traditional literature BACK to our congregations instead of = perpetuating=3D =3D20 <BR>trite and sing-songy drivel such as Glory and Praise "tunes." <BR> <BR><B>SCOTT F. FOPPIANO</B>, Principal Organist and Director of Music <BR>THE NATIONAL SHRINE OF THE LITTLE FLOWER, Royal Oak, MI <BR>(Geo. Kilgen &amp; Son Pipe Organ Co., St. Louis, MO, Opus 5180, 1933) <BR><I>=3DE2=3D80=3D9CCantantibus organis Caecilia Domino decantabat = dicens, <BR>fiat cor meum immaculatum ut non confundar.=3DE2=3D80=3D9D</I> <BR> <BR></FONT></HTML>   --part1_c6.14bb4ff2.28197fda_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Major Staff Shake Up at St. Patrick's Cathedral in NYC From: <ScottFop@aol.com> Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001 09:48:04 EDT     --part1_7b.13c1d9df.28198114_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"UTF-8" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Language: en   In a message dated 4/25/01 11:34:35 PM Eastern Daylight Time,=3D20 Innkawgneeto@cs.com writes:     > Ok, I'm confused. I thought Donald Dumler was music director at = St.=3D20 > Patrick's. =3D20 >=3D20 > To think I applied for that job once. eeks.=3D20 >=3D20   Donald Dumler and Stanley Cox are both the organists for the Cathedral. = =3D20 Donald is the Principal Organist and Stanley is the Associate organist. = Bot=3D h=3D20 are still on staff and will be remaining. (I too applied for a = position=3D20 there, the one that Stanley currently holds, job before he himself = went=3D20 there. Glad now I thought twice about it before accepting, but I enjoyed = a=3D20 very nice lunch with the late John Michael Caprio to discuss the details.)   SCOTT F. FOPPIANO, Principal Organist and Director of Music THE NATIONAL SHRINE OF THE LITTLE FLOWER, Royal Oak, MI (Geo. Kilgen & Son Pipe Organ Co., St. Louis, MO, Opus 5180, 1933) =3DE2=3D80=3D9CCantantibus organis Caecilia Domino decantabat dicens, fiat cor meum immaculatum ut non confundar."   --part1_7b.13c1d9df.28198114_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"UTF-8" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Language: en   <HTML><FONT FACE=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3D2>In a message dated = 4/25/0=3D 1 11:34:35 PM Eastern Daylight Time,=3D20 <BR>Innkawgneeto@cs.com writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3D3DCITE style=3D3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-=3D LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">Ok, I'm confused. &nbsp;I = t=3D hought Donald Dumler was music director at St.=3D20 <BR>Patrick's. &nbsp;&nbsp; <BR> <BR>To think I applied for that job once. &nbsp;eeks.=3D20 <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3D3 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D3D"ar=3D ial" LANG=3D3D"0"></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D3D"Ar=3D ial" LANG=3D3D"0"> <BR>Donald Dumler and Stanley Cox are both the organists for the = Cathedral.=3D20=3D &nbsp; <BR>Donald is the Principal Organist and Stanley is the Associate = organist.=3D20=3D &nbsp;Both=3D20 <BR>are still on staff and will be remaining. &nbsp;(I too applied for a = pos=3D ition=3D20 <BR>there, the one that Stanley currently holds, job before he himself = went=3D20 <BR>there. &nbsp;Glad now I thought twice about it before accepting, but I = e=3D njoyed a=3D20 <BR>very nice lunch with the late John Michael Caprio to discuss the = details=3D ..) <BR> <BR><B>SCOTT F. FOPPIANO</B>, Principal Organist and Director of Music <BR>THE NATIONAL SHRINE OF THE LITTLE FLOWER, Royal Oak, MI <BR>(Geo. Kilgen &amp; Son Pipe Organ Co., St. Louis, MO, Opus 5180, 1933) <BR><I>=3DE2=3D80=3D9CCantantibus organis Caecilia Domino decantabat = dicens, <BR>fiat cor meum immaculatum ut non confundar."</I></FONT></HTML>   --part1_7b.13c1d9df.28198114_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Major Staff Shake Up at St. Patrick's Cathedral in NYC From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001 11:14:56 EDT     --part1_d6.5ade363.28199570_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 4/25/01 8:02:21 PM Pacific Daylight Time, = ScottFop@aol.com writes:     > Msgr. Clark came to rehearsal tonight, notified the choir that Long = would > not > be returning and introduced the new director. He also told the choir = that > they wanted a change of venue and Cardinal Egan and Monsignor Clark = wanted > Fr. Concordia here to move the Cathedral's music in a different = direction. > >   Yet another sad tale of clergy ignoring the admomition of their Leader and =   Example to act with love, doing unto others . . . . To bad the choir didn't just either walk out en masse are pound the SOB into the floor with =   their hymnals. On the upside, an organist gets a much needed paid vacation and the opportunity to seek a more secure way to make a living.   I'm sure God is not pleased. Unfortunate, however, that He waits to give =   proper rewards.   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_d6.5ade363.28199570_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0">In a message dated 4/25/01 8:02:21 PM Pacific = Daylight Time, ScottFop@aol.com <BR>writes: <BR> <BR> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#0000a0" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SCRIPT" = FACE=3D"Comic Sans MS" LANG=3D"0"><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE = style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: = 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">Msgr. Clark came to rehearsal tonight, notified = the choir that Long would <BR>not <BR>be returning and introduced the new director. He also told the choir = that <BR>they wanted a change of venue and Cardinal Egan and Monsignor Clark = wanted <BR>Fr. Concordia here to move the Cathedral's music in a different = direction. &nbsp; <BR>&nbsp; <BR></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> <BR>Yet another sad tale of clergy ignoring the admomition of their Leader = and <BR>Example to act with love, doing unto others . . . . = &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;To bad the choir <BR>didn't just either walk out en masse are pound the SOB into the floor = with <BR>their hymnals. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;On the upside, an organist gets = a much needed paid <BR>vacation and the opportunity to seek a more secure way to make a = living. <BR> <BR>I'm sure God is not pleased. &nbsp;&nbsp;Unfortunate, however, that He = waits to give <BR>proper rewards. <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_d6.5ade363.28199570_boundary--  
(back) Subject: dismissals at St. Mary-the-Virgin and St. Patrick's From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001 08:36:18 -0700   I have a very simple question about both:   If the Powers That Are wanted their respective music programs to go in a different direction, why didn't they simply ask the incumbent to make the requisite changes? One would ASSUME that professional musicians could make such a shift.   It doesn't appear in either case that the wanted change in direction was toward the dreaded CCM, so why would it be necessary to dismiss the incumbent in order to get different repertoire sung (or played)?   This strikes me as VERY strange.   My Rector doesn't threaten to fire me if we sing ONE more Victorian hymn or ONE more Victorian anthem (grin).   Cheers,   Bud    
(back) Subject: Re: St. Patrick's in NYC and Repertoire (x post) From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001 11:44:46 EDT     --part1_4a.14e0d26b.28199c6e_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 4/26/01 6:45:41 AM Pacific Daylight Time, = ScottFop@aol.com writes:     > . It certainly would help > those of us who ARE doing good music to further our cause and bring > traditional literature BACK to our congregations instead of perpetuating =   > trite and sing-songy drivel such as Glory and Praise "tunes." > The problem, however, is twofold: lack of communication and = inconsistency of direction. Often, clergy will allow things to progress in a direction =   they do not like until the only option for them is to get rid of the = musician so that explanations are not necessary or possible. Additionally, the Church does not seem to be able to set a common direction liturgically or musically. It's pretty much a crap shoot.     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_4a.14e0d26b.28199c6e_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 = 4/26/01 6:45:41 AM Pacific Daylight Time, ScottFop@aol.com <BR>writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">. &nbsp;It = certainly would help <BR>those of us who ARE doing good music to further our cause and bring <BR>traditional literature BACK to our congregations instead of = perpetuating <BR>trite and sing-songy drivel such as Glory and Praise "tunes." <BR></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR>The problem, however, is twofold: &nbsp;&nbsp;lack of communication = and inconsistency <BR>of direction. &nbsp;&nbsp;Often, clergy will allow things to progress = in a direction <BR>they do not like until the only option for them is to get rid of the = musician <BR>so that explanations are not necessary or possible. = &nbsp;&nbsp;Additionally, the <BR>Church does not seem to be able to set a common direction liturgically = or <BR>musically. &nbsp;&nbsp;It's pretty much a crap shoot. <BR> <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_4a.14e0d26b.28199c6e_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Wanted: Mixture From: <JFick@aol.com> Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001 11:52:29 EDT   John Speller,   Thanks for the very detailed description of the nuances of adding a = Mixture. I don't know if we're at that level of detail or not, but = undoubtedly we should be. ("Beggars can't be choosers" might better = describe our scenario, quite frankly.) Despite having built some several = chests over the years, both electro-pneumatic and direct electric, I don't = classify myself as an organ builder, just an organ assembler.   If you are interested, the stop list of our somewhat unified organ is = quite humble and is found at http://www.ChristMemorialChurch.org. Follow = the Music link through to Specifications. Not all the couplers affect = quite all the stops due to modifications in the 60's and 70's.   Despite the small size of this organ, it is a major step upward from the = single "organ" voice provided by our Yamaha Clavinova that has served us = for the last ten years. We added a pipe organ not only for the sound it = provides, but also for what the appearance says to those who walk through = the door: that despite our piano, guitars and drums (at times) we are also = keenly interested in the historical literature from before the time of = pianos in the church.   Interestingly, when we had a vote to get a sense of the congregation's = wishes, while we had a clear majority voting "yes" there were a = significant number who voted "undecided," with several musically-inclined = folks among those. A number of people have since come to me and said in = essence, "I didn't vote for the pipe organ because I simply didn't really = know what it entailed or offered, but now that it's here and finished, I'm = so excited!" Gratifying.   Thanks.   Jon Fick Westford, Vermont, where it has suddenly turned green (poor skiing, = though!)  
(back) Subject: Re: dismissals at St. Mary-the-Virgin and St. Patrick's From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001 12:12:43 EDT     --part1_15.134a7051.2819a2fb_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 4/26/01 8:32:32 AM Pacific Daylight Time, quilisma@socal.rr.com writes:     > If the Powers That Are wanted their respective music programs to go in a > different direction, why didn't they simply ask the incumbent to make > the requisite changes? One would ASSUME that professional musicians > could make such a shift. > > It is apparently far easier to dismiss the musician quickly, the musician then takes with them all responsibility and blame for whatever is going to =   get changed, thus relieving the clergy of responsibility for what may be disliked or needed to be changed. Even better, when the new sap = arrives, all changes are then his responsibility and the process is again set into motion. Do they teach this in seminary????     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_15.134a7051.2819a2fb_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 = 4/26/01 8:32:32 AM Pacific Daylight Time, <BR>quilisma@socal.rr.com writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">If the Powers That = Are wanted their respective music programs to go in a <BR>different direction, why didn't they simply ask the incumbent to make <BR>the requisite changes? One would ASSUME that professional musicians <BR>could make such a shift. <BR> <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">It is apparently far easier to dismiss the = musician quickly, the musician <BR>then takes with them all responsibility and blame for whatever is = going to <BR>get changed, thus relieving the clergy of responsibility for what may = be <BR>disliked or needed to be changed. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Even better, when = the new sap arrives, <BR>all changes are then his responsibility and the process is again set = into <BR>motion. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Do they teach this in seminary???? <BR> <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_15.134a7051.2819a2fb_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Wanted: Mixture From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001 12:26:31 EDT     --part1_87.a292ed2.2819a637_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 4/26/01 8:53:03 AM Pacific Daylight Time, JFick@aol.com =   writes:     > http://www.ChristMemorialChurch.org   A very interesting site, with great pictures. What is the dominant = sound of the organ? Is it Hookish, or newer?   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_87.a292ed2.2819a637_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 = 4/26/01 8:53:03 AM Pacific Daylight Time, JFick@aol.com <BR>writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: = 5px">http://www.ChristMemorialChurch.org</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>A very interesting site, with great pictures. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;What = is the dominant sound <BR>of the organ? &nbsp;&nbsp;Is it Hookish, or newer? <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_87.a292ed2.2819a637_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: dismissals at St. Mary-the-Virgin and St. Patrick's From: "Jeffrey Trimble" <jtrimble@cc.ysu.edu> Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001 12:51:22 -0400   It seems that the church is the only place where people pay a man to tell them what to do.   Go figure. You'd think these men would be a little nicer.       Jeffrey A. Trimble Trinity United Methodist Church Organist Youngstown, Ohio    
(back) Subject: Summer Choir with Organ Accompaniment From: <ScottFop@aol.com> Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001 13:09:42 EDT     --part1_29.1402ed8e.2819b056_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"UTF-8" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Language: en   I seek the input and ideas of my friends and colleagues.   This year we will begin a summer choir here at the National Shrine. It = will=3D =3D20 be a slightly different sound and feel from the normal "high mass" we = have=3D20 during the regular Sep-June choral season. For example, we will not vest = an=3D d=3D20 will sing from the upstairs gallery where the other twin organ console is. = =3D20 (I moved the choir to the chancel choir stalls two years ago. We will = go=3D20 back upstairs just for variety and a change.) The choir will also keep = musi=3D c=3D20 and better singing going throughout the summer season.   As our professionals and section leaders will not be on salary nor = required=3D20 to sing over those months, we will need music that is approachable = and=3D20 realistic for the singers we will have. While my volunteers are very = good,=3D20 they will not be able to handle what the normal full choir does. There is = a=3D =3D20 book by William Whitehead called "Sensible Solutions for Slim Sundays." I = a=3D m=3D20 wondering what other good materials might be available. I am not opposed = to=3D =3D20 some SAB arrangements. We will also intersperse solos and duets, and = more=3D20 familiar Communion motets after the distribution of Holy Communion. What = I=3D20 am more interested in are the offertory anthem slots.   Any and all input and ideas will be greatly appreciated!   SCOTT F. FOPPIANO, Principal Organist and Director of Music THE NATIONAL SHRINE OF THE LITTLE FLOWER, Royal Oak, MI (Geo. Kilgen & Son Pipe Organ Co., St. Louis, MO, Opus 5180, 1933) =3DE2=3D80=3D9CCantantibus organis Caecilia Domino decantabat dicens, fiat cor meum immaculatum ut non confundar.=3DE2=3D80=3D9D     --part1_29.1402ed8e.2819b056_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"UTF-8" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Language: en   <HTML><FONT FACE=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3D2>I seek the input = and idea=3D s of my friends and colleagues. <BR> <BR>This year we will begin a summer choir here at the National Shrine. = &nbs=3D p;It will=3D20 <BR>be a slightly different sound and feel from the normal "high mass" we = ha=3D ve=3D20 <BR>during the regular Sep-June choral season. &nbsp;For example, we will = no=3D t vest and=3D20 <BR>will sing from the upstairs gallery where the other twin organ console = i=3D s. &nbsp; <BR>(I moved the choir to the chancel choir stalls two years ago. &nbsp;We = w=3D ill go=3D20 <BR>back upstairs just for variety and a change.) &nbsp;The choir will = also=3D20=3D keep music=3D20 <BR>and better singing going throughout the summer season. <BR> <BR>As our professionals and section leaders will not be on salary nor = requi=3D red=3D20 <BR>to sing over those months, we will need music that is approachable = and=3D20 <BR>realistic for the singers we will have. While my volunteers are very = goo=3D d,=3D20 <BR>they will not be able to handle what the normal full choir does. = &nbsp;T=3D here is a=3D20 <BR>book by William Whitehead called "Sensible Solutions for Slim = Sundays."=3D20=3D &nbsp;I am=3D20 <BR>wondering what other good materials might be available. &nbsp;I am not = o=3D pposed to=3D20 <BR>some SAB arrangements. &nbsp;We will also intersperse solos and duets, = a=3D nd more=3D20 <BR>familiar Communion motets after the distribution of Holy Communion. = &nbs=3D p;What I=3D20 <BR>am more interested in are the offertory anthem slots. <BR> <BR>Any and all input and ideas will be greatly appreciated! <BR> <BR><B>SCOTT F. FOPPIANO</B>, Principal Organist and Director of Music <BR>THE NATIONAL SHRINE OF THE LITTLE FLOWER, Royal Oak, MI <BR>(Geo. Kilgen &amp; Son Pipe Organ Co., St. Louis, MO, Opus 5180, 1933) <BR><I>=3DE2=3D80=3D9CCantantibus organis Caecilia Domino decantabat = dicens, <BR>fiat cor meum immaculatum ut non confundar.=3DE2=3D80=3D9D</I> <BR></FONT></HTML>   --part1_29.1402ed8e.2819b056_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Smokey Mary's From: <Oboe32@aol.com> Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001 13:13:02 EDT   Hey All, I don't know if anyone has heard, but one of Westminster's finest = will be the new CM and Organist at Smokey Mary's, Robert McCormick. Robert = was the organist at Trinity Church, Princeton. He is an incredible player, = and I'm sure he has fantastic choir skills. This is a large appointment = for him, and everyone here wishes him and the church the best of luck!   -Pete Isherwood