PipeChat Digest #2304 - Friday, August 10, 2001
 
Advent music sought
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com>
Re: Query re Chuckerbutty
  by "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu>
RE: pedalling
  by "Mike Swaldo" <mswal@adelphia.net>
Re: Does anyone on this list
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Re: Helmet technology?
  by "David Carter" <david_n_carter@hotmail.com>
Re: Query re Chuckerbutty
  by "Dennis Goward" <dlgoward@qwest.net>
 

(back) Subject: Advent music sought From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2001 21:12:26 -0500   The current dean of our AGO chapter has contacted me and requested that we do Advent Lessons and Carols at my church again this year. We would have = a choir of perhaps 10-15 volunteer musicians with 2 or less rehearsals, all good sightreaders. In addition we would have congregational singing and choral and instrumental solo music.   Inasmuch as I hate to do the same music twice, I am asking for suggestions for choir selections that would fit the lessons and be pretty but not extremely difficult, as well as organ and choral solo music.   Thanks for your help.   Glenda Sutton        
(back) Subject: Re: Query re Chuckerbutty From: "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu> Date: Thu, 09 Aug 2001 22:23:13 -0400   on 8/9/01 10:08 PM, Glenda at gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com wrote:   > I was listening to my Peter Conte CD today, and the first selection is = by S. > W. Oliphant Chuckerbutty. I have heard the name before, and it is = melodious > enough that I would choose it for my firstborn. > > Therefore, I would like to hear anything of a biographical nature of the > infamous Chuckerbutty. > > Thanks, > > Glenda Sutton > >   Was it Paean, perhaps? Lovely tune.   John Henderson scripsit: "Soorjo Alexander William Oliphant Chuckerbutty (1884-1960), whose forebears came from Calcutta, organist of Holy Trinity, Paddington for forty years and one of the early theatre organists. His obituary in _The Musical Times_ gives his third name as Wilson. His = "Paean" 1948 and "Queen's Procession" 1952 were from Bosworth & Co. His own organ in Paddington was fitted with an innovation designed by himself. The 'black' notes had an extra raised section fitted at the rear of the pedals so that they could also be played with the heels."     Randy Runyon Music Director Zion Lutheran Church Hamilton, Ohio runyonr@muohio.edu      
(back) Subject: RE: pedalling From: "Mike Swaldo" <mswal@adelphia.net> Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2001 22:42:56 -0400   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_002F_01C12124.A25E1AA0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Dr. Jones at U Houston used to say:   Keep your legs together, Keep your knees together, Keep your feet together, Oh hell, keep everything you have TWO of.. together! [Mike S. ]   LOL!! A good one...   My teacher used to get after me about this too. You must realize that = my background was entirely self-taught. I had never taken keyboard lessons = of any kind. I was lucky to get into a college music program. My whole = first year as a freshmen was spent breaking old bad habits, and learning proper technique. I'm sure this way was harder than learning it right the first time.   When I think back to how I used to play in the "old days," it's a wonder = I hit any right notes at all. My feet just flopped around haphazardly on = the pedals, knees flying every which way, well-- you get the idea.   The thing that always amazed me about my teacher's playing was how still he was when he played. Totally relaxed. You could just see the waves of contentment. From the boldest and brilliant sounds to the most delicate, all were played with elegance and grace, with him barely moving on the bench.   I never keep my knees tightly together, but I do keep them close. = Sitting this way is my point of reference, which is how I get my pedal = orientation. Oh yes, I do have to move from time to time to reach outside of my comfortable range, but that's part of the job.   I guess it's how you learn to do it and what you get used to, but they = say there's more than one way to skin a cat. My teacher knew Anton Heiller. = He studied with him, turned pages for him, and saw him play many times. He told me that Heiller's pedal technique was so awkward, he couldn't understand how anyone cou move and contort their legs and feet in such = ways, let alone play as beautifully as Heiller did. I guess it worked for him.   Best wishes, Mike   ------=3D_NextPart_000_002F_01C12124.A25E1AA0 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META content=3D3D"text/html; charset=3D3Diso-8859-1" =3D http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 5.00.2614.3500" name=3D3DGENERATOR></HEAD> <BODY> <BLOCKQUOTE> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial><FONT size=3D3D2>Dr. Jones at U Houston used = to =3D say:=3D20 &nbsp;&nbsp; <BR><BR>Keep your legs together, <BR>Keep your knees =3D together,=3D20 <BR>Keep your feet together, <BR>Oh hell, keep everything you have TWO = =3D of..=3D20 &nbsp;&nbsp;together! <BR><FONT color=3D3D#0000ff></FONT><FONT =3D size=3D3D2><SPAN=3D20 class=3D3D140092102-10082001>[Mike S. =3D ]&nbsp;</SPAN></FONT></FONT></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial><FONT color=3D3D#0000ff><FONT = size=3D3D2><SPAN=3D20 class=3D3D140092102-10082001></SPAN></FONT></FONT></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial><FONT color=3D3D#0000ff><FONT = size=3D3D2><SPAN=3D20 class=3D3D140092102-10082001>LOL!!&nbsp; A good=3D20 one...</SPAN></FONT></FONT></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial><FONT color=3D3D#0000ff><FONT = size=3D3D2><SPAN=3D20 class=3D3D140092102-10082001></SPAN></FONT></FONT></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial><FONT color=3D3D#0000ff><FONT = size=3D3D2><SPAN=3D20 class=3D3D140092102-10082001>My teacher used to get after me about this = =3D too.&nbsp;=3D20 You must realize that my background was entirely self-taught.&nbsp; I = =3D had=3D20 never taken keyboard lessons of any kind.&nbsp; I was lucky to get =3D into a=3D20 college music program.&nbsp; My whole first year as a freshmen was =3D spent=3D20 breaking old bad habits, and learning proper technique.&nbsp; I'm sure = =3D this=3D20 way was harder than learning it right the first time.&nbsp;=3D20 </SPAN></FONT></FONT></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial><FONT color=3D3D#0000ff><FONT = size=3D3D2><SPAN=3D20 class=3D3D140092102-10082001></SPAN></FONT></FONT></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D140092102-10082001></SPAN><SPAN=3D20 class=3D3D140092102-10082001></SPAN><FONT color=3D3D#0000ff = face=3D3DArial =3D size=3D3D2>W<SPAN=3D20 class=3D3D140092102-10082001>hen&nbsp;I think back&nbsp;to how&nbsp;I = =3D used to play=3D20 in the "old days," it's a wonder&nbsp;I hit any right notes at =3D all.&nbsp; My=3D20 feet just flopped around haphazardly on the pedals, knees flying every = =3D which=3D20 way, well--&nbsp; you get the idea.</SPAN></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D3D#0000ff face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2><SPAN=3D20 class=3D3D140092102-10082001></SPAN></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D140092102-10082001></SPAN><SPAN=3D20 class=3D3D140092102-10082001></SPAN><FONT color=3D3D#0000ff = face=3D3DArial =3D size=3D3D2>T<SPAN=3D20 class=3D3D140092102-10082001>he thing that always amazed me about my =3D teacher's=3D20 playing was how still he was when he played.&nbsp; Totally =3D relaxed.&nbsp; You=3D20 could just see the waves of contentment.&nbsp; &nbsp;From the boldest = =3D and=3D20 brilliant sounds to the most delicate, all were played with elegance =3D and=3D20 grace, with him barely moving on the bench.</SPAN></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D3D#0000ff face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2><SPAN=3D20 class=3D3D140092102-10082001></SPAN></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D140092102-10082001></SPAN><SPAN=3D20 class=3D3D140092102-10082001></SPAN><FONT size=3D3D2><FONT =3D color=3D3D#0000ff><FONT=3D20 face=3D3DArial>I<SPAN class=3D3D140092102-10082001> never keep my knees = =3D tightly=3D20 together, but I do keep them close.&nbsp; Sitting this way is my =3D &nbsp;point=3D20 of reference, which is how&nbsp;I get my pedal orientation.&nbsp; Oh =3D yes, I do=3D20 have to move from time to time to reach outside of my comfortable =3D range, but=3D20 that's part of the job.&nbsp; </SPAN></FONT></FONT></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2><FONT color=3D3D#0000ff><FONT = face=3D3DArial><SPAN=3D20 class=3D3D140092102-10082001></SPAN></FONT></FONT></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2><FONT color=3D3D#0000ff><FONT = face=3D3DArial><SPAN=3D20 class=3D3D140092102-10082001>I guess it's how you learn to do it and =3D what you get=3D20 used to, but they say there's more than one way to skin a = cat.&nbsp;=3D20 </SPAN></FONT></FONT></FONT><FONT size=3D3D2><FONT = color=3D3D#0000ff><FONT =3D   face=3D3DArial><SPAN class=3D3D140092102-10082001>My teacher knew Anton = =3D Heiller.&nbsp;=3D20 He studied with him, turned pages for him, and saw him play many =3D times.&nbsp;=3D20 He told me that Heiller's pedal technique was so awkward, he = couldn't=3D20 understand how anyone cou move and contort their legs and feet in such = =3D ways,=3D20 let alone play as beautifully as Heiller did.&nbsp; I guess it worked = =3D for=3D20 him.</SPAN></FONT></FONT></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2><FONT color=3D3D#0000ff><FONT = face=3D3DArial><SPAN=3D20 class=3D3D140092102-10082001></SPAN></FONT></FONT></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2><FONT color=3D3D#0000ff><FONT = face=3D3DArial><SPAN=3D20 class=3D3D140092102-10082001>Best =3D wishes,</SPAN></FONT></FONT></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2><FONT color=3D3D#0000ff><FONT = face=3D3DArial><SPAN=3D20 =3D class=3D3D140092102-10082001>Mike</SPAN></FONT></FONT></FONT></DIV></BLOCKQ= =3D UOTE></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_002F_01C12124.A25E1AA0--    
(back) Subject: Re: Does anyone on this list From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2001 00:42:20 EDT   Hi Bob:   I've received Viral infected messages too, but my software detects them before they could do any damage. These seemed to be from someone on the lists out for want of a better word, revenge. They are sent from bogus names, that appear to be list members. There's usually a partial incomplete message, from an un named person. In fact I received one today. I deleted it but my browser makes archive copies.   Ron  
(back) Subject: Re: Helmet technology? From: "David Carter" <david_n_carter@hotmail.com> Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2001 04:51:12   I like Bruce's idea of putting and exclamation point (or two or three!!!) = on the TUTTI/SFZ piston.   David Carter 105 yesterday, 91 today in Sacramento, where the legislature is thankfully =   on their summer recess, and not able to spend money     >From: Cremona502@cs.com >even better than Full Organ. I supposed you could also simply have "!" >engraved on the button! ;-) ... or even " ;-) or ;-O .... > >Bruce Cornely   _________________________________________________________________ Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at http://explorer.msn.com/intl.asp    
(back) Subject: Re: Query re Chuckerbutty From: "Dennis Goward" <dlgoward@qwest.net> Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2001 21:52:52 -0700   >I was listening to my Peter Conte CD today, and the first selection is by S. >W. Oliphant Chuckerbutty. I have heard the name before, and it is melodious >enough that I would choose it for my firstborn.   >Therefore, I would like to hear anything of a biographical nature of the >infamous Chuckerbutty.   As the Phoenix expert on the music of Chuckerbutty (probably by default, since I don't know of too many who ever even heard of him) all I've discovered so far is that he was primarily a theatre organist in England = in the early 1900's. The company that published the "Paean" that Mr. Conte plays only lists one other title by him in their catalog.   But he was a real person.   BTW, sure happy I wasn't your firstborne. What a moniker to bear.   Dennis Goward