PipeChat Digest #2531 - Monday, December 3, 2001
 
Re: christmas eve - how would you like this?
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: christmas eve - how would you like this?
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: christmas eve - how would you like this?
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: christmas eve - how would you like this?
  by "Adrianne Schutt" <maybe@pipcom.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: christmas eve - how would you like this? From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2001 03:08:15 EST     --part1_48.2b86174.293c8cef_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 12/2/01 9:08:16 PM Eastern Standard Time, MFoxy9795@aol.com writes:     > fellow listers, how do you like this one: The rector of the church = where i > am interim org/ch told me in an e-mail just last night that she had = hired a > trumpeter for christmas eve!!! this was something that was never = discussed > or even brought up with me! ..... snip .....she said he will be out of = town > from 12/11-23, and we should rehearse before then. Merry, Awful as it sounds, the charitable thing to do is smile and say that you = will do your best to find something for them to do. Remember, you're a professional and this kind of thing should be no trouble.   Just find the stanzas of hymns that you think would be well served with trumpet accompaniment, but by no means let him toot all the way through = on everything. When you get together see if there is something appropriate = that could be included in preservice music. And for the postlude, ask if he would like to play the obligato part to the Widor Toccata while you = accompany him with the chords and pedal part!!! ;-)   As unfortunate as it is, it can hopefully turn into a positive thing for = you. On the other hand, if it turns out to be a disaster, simply thank the = rector for her help and assure her that things would go much better if you were allowed to plan and audition/hire musicians, but emphasizing that you appreciate her help (try not to vomit before you leave the room!!).   There are those who think that all festivals should have trumpet accompaniment and that the sound of a majestic brass choir is achievable = by paying someone $25. After all, they own a trumpet so they can surely = play!!!   This is unfortunately part of church life, and as a musician/underling it = is your job to make the best of the potential messes dumped into your lap by well-meaning but often thoughtless clergy. I've also had this done to me = by a choir director: "Oh, I've hired a trumpeter for Sunday.... please show = him what to do on the hymn, transpose the music, and find a prelude to play = with him." It really can work out and SOMEONE has to take the high road be professional. Just show that you're good enough that these little irritations are merely annoying.   Good luck, and pre-merry Christmas. I may stay home and watch the = "shows" on TV this year since I'll have SIX beagles for the holidays!!! wooooooooooohooooooo It's also possible that I'll be a chorister, but = I've retired and I'm not taking poopoo of anyone anymore!!! Been there, done that, have the dirty t-shirt to show for it!!! ;-)   Bruce Cornely ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Duncan, Miles, Molly, and Dewi Please visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/ and wander through the Mall Without Walls   --part1_48.2b86174.293c8cef_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 = 12/2/01 9:08:16 PM Eastern Standard Time, MFoxy9795@aol.com writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">fellow listers, = &nbsp;how do you like this one: &nbsp;The rector of the church where i <BR>am interim org/ch told me in an e-mail just last night that she had = hired a <BR>trumpeter for christmas eve!!! &nbsp;this was something that was never = discussed <BR>or even brought up with me! ..... snip .....she said he will be out of = town from 12/11-23, and we should rehearse before then. </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">Merry, <BR>Awful as it sounds, the charitable thing to do is smile and say that = you will do your best to find something for them to do. &nbsp;&nbsp;Remember, you're a = professional and this kind of thing should be no trouble. &nbsp; <BR> <BR>Just find the stanzas of hymns that you think would be well served = with trumpet accompaniment, but &nbsp;by no means let him toot all the way = through on everything. &nbsp;When you get together see if there is = something appropriate that could be included in preservice music. = &nbsp;&nbsp;And for the postlude, ask if he would like to play the = obligato part to the Widor Toccata while you accompany him with the chords = and pedal part!!! ;-) <BR> <BR>As unfortunate as it is, it can hopefully turn into a positive thing = for you. &nbsp;On the other hand, if it turns out to be a disaster, simply = thank the rector for her help and assure her that things would go much = better if you were allowed to plan and audition/hire musicians, but = emphasizing that you appreciate her help (try not to vomit before you = leave the room!!). <BR> <BR>There are those who think that all festivals should have trumpet = accompaniment and that the sound of a majestic brass choir is achievable = by paying someone $25. &nbsp;After all, they own a trumpet so they can = surely play!!! <BR> <BR>This is unfortunately part of church life, and as a musician/underling = it is your job to make the best of the potential messes dumped into your = lap by well-meaning but often thoughtless clergy. &nbsp;&nbsp;I've also = had this done to me by a choir director: &nbsp;"Oh, I've hired a trumpeter = for Sunday.... please show him what to do on the hymn, transpose the = music, and find a prelude to play with him." &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;It really = can work out and SOMEONE has to take the high road be professional. = &nbsp;&nbsp;Just show that you're good enough that these little = irritations are merely annoying. <BR> <BR>Good luck, and pre-merry Christmas. &nbsp;&nbsp;I may stay home and = watch the "shows" on TV this year since I'll have SIX beagles for the = holidays!!! &nbsp;wooooooooooohooooooo &nbsp;&nbsp;It's also possible that = I'll be a chorister, but I've retired and I'm not taking poopoo of anyone = anymore!!! &nbsp;&nbsp;Been there, done that, have the dirty t-shirt to = show for it!!! &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>Please visit Howling Acres at = &nbsp;&nbsp;http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/ <BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;and wander through the Mall Without Walls</FONT></HTML>   --part1_48.2b86174.293c8cef_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: christmas eve - how would you like this? From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2001 03:15:52 EST     --part1_65.1ec1a6c0.293c8eb8_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 12/2/01 10:04:23 PM Eastern Standard Time, Innkawgneeto@cs.com writes:     > Tell the trumpeter to play the prelude, unaccompanied. > Even better, the POSTLUDE unaccompanied (except for the chitterchatter) = ;-)   Bruce Cornely ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Duncan, Miles, Molly, and Dewi Please visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/ and wander through the Mall Without Walls   --part1_65.1ec1a6c0.293c8eb8_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 = 12/2/01 10:04:23 PM Eastern Standard Time, Innkawgneeto@cs.com writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">Tell the trumpeter = to play the prelude, unaccompanied. <BR></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR>Even better, the POSTLUDE unaccompanied (except for the = chitterchatter) &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>Please visit Howling Acres at = &nbsp;&nbsp;http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/ <BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;and wander through the Mall Without Walls</FONT></HTML>   --part1_65.1ec1a6c0.293c8eb8_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: christmas eve - how would you like this? From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2001 03:22:57 EST     --part1_15e.4eba9c6.293c9061_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 12/2/01 11:33:34 PM Eastern Standard Time, Innkawgneeto@cs.com writes:     > Here in NJ, it's basically a given that there will be a candlelighting > during the singing of Silent Night on Christmas Eve. So, many times, I > would have a guitarist play it, instead of the organ. >   Hmmmmmmmm.... you could compromise and have Silent Night sung to "guitarlight".... ;-) snrk snrk   Bruce Cornely ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Duncan, Miles, Molly, and Dewi Please visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/ and wander through the Mall Without Walls   --part1_15e.4eba9c6.293c9061_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 = 12/2/01 11:33:34 PM Eastern Standard Time, Innkawgneeto@cs.com writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">Here in NJ, it's = basically a given that there will be a candlelighting during the singing = of Silent Night on Christmas Eve. &nbsp;So, many times, I would have a = guitarist play it, instead of the organ. <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>Hmmmmmmmm.... &nbsp;you could compromise and have Silent Night sung to = "guitarlight".... ;-) &nbsp;snrk snrk <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>Please visit Howling Acres at = &nbsp;&nbsp;http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/ <BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;and wander through the Mall Without Walls</FONT></HTML>   --part1_15e.4eba9c6.293c9061_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: christmas eve - how would you like this? From: "Adrianne Schutt" <maybe@pipcom.com> Date: Mon, 03 Dec 2001 04:36:11 -0500   At 12:26 AM 03/12/2001 -0500, TommyLee wrote: >The trumpeter could also use a cup mute to tone it down. <VBG> I can't help it....that line makes me think of the teacher's = voice from Charlie Brown specials we've all seen dozens of times. All you need is a truly pathetic little tree on the console, and the melody from the Peanuts theme worked into your left hand....voila, a warm and fuzzy way to =   include the mwahh-mwah-mwaaahhhh. <grinning, running and ducking>   Wondering where the CD of warped xmas carols went, Ad ;->