PipeChat Digest #1809 - Wednesday, February 7, 2001
 
OT: Even More Heretical and some Sociopolitical Thoughts  (long, ranting,
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
interview front page
  by "DanielW Hopkins" <danielwh1@ns.sympatico.ca>
Re: Benoit
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: PipeChat Digest #1808 - 02/06/01
  by "Mark Quarmby" <markq@flex.com.au>
Re: Benoit
  by "randy terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com>
Heretical etc.( rather long)
  by "Hugh Drogemuller" <hdrogemuller@sympatico.ca>
Bach Kyrie
  by "Eric" <ech1275@home.com>
Re: is there hope?
  by "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com>
RE:  Heretical/Sociopolitical Thoughts
  by <Wurlibird1@aol.com>
St. Olaf's Choir
  by <Wurlibird1@aol.com>
Re: St. Olaf's Choir
  by "Gary Blevins" <gsblvns@camalott.com>
Re: Paul Manz 10 books of choral preludes(Augsburg)
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: OT: Even More Heretical and some Sociopolitical Thoughts (long, ranting, food 4 thot) From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2001 17:55:08 -0800   At 11:37 AM 2/6/2001 -0500, you wrote: >As I have observed previously, geographic location seems to have a heavy=20 >influence on organ popularity. <snip> It spills over into other mainline=20 >denominations who see phenomenal growth in the "evango-matic"=20 >congregations while their's remain static or in atrophy.<snip>   NOTE: Faint of heart, DELETE NOW! I don't wanna hear ANY bitchin'!   My point, exactly. IN THE US (to placate the oft-kerfluffled Mr. Elms),=20 this is an example of "free market enterprise" at work. Theology and=20 tradition mean nothing in many cases, and the profferers of the "new=20 Christian" music have an entire package to sell along with it...right-wing= =20 politics, EZ-read theology, "happy-clappy" love fests called "services"=20 which become the center of their follower's social lives...the whole=20 bit. The "God Bizz" has been busy reinventing itself to get people to=20 start coming in (AND dropping their dollars). Thus, a whole new "Christian= =20 experience" has been invented. All this started back in the '70s, when the= =20 Southern Baptist-funded "Campus Crusade for Christ" and other such=20 youth-based organizations ushered in the "happy-clappy/Jesus=20 freak/feel-good" brand of religion. I saw it coming way back then, and=20 KNEW the mainline denominations were in serious trouble.   The National Council of Churches, a group of mostly mainline, moderate,=20 traditional denominations, reports membership tallies of its member=20 denominations yearly. They have been in steady decline for more than a=20 decade, usually averaging 1% a year. This alone is a decline, but when=20 factored in with US population growth, it become a STEEP decline. As the=20 congregations age and their members die off, established mainline churches= =20 in metropolitan areas close down for good one by one, sometimes relocating= =20 out to the suburbs in an attempt to attract new membership. The large=20 edifice and its fine pipe organ hardly ever follow, however. I've seen a=20 number of these structures in Los Angeles, most less than 100 years old,=20 fall to the wrecking ball, some with the organs still in them, in the last= =20 20 years.   Now...let's look at the "other side". All of the new "happy clappy"=20 outfits, including the already established evangelicals and pentecostals=20 which formerly only held sway in the deepest recesses of the South, refuse= =20 to participate in NCC, citing that it is "old line" and too "left wing" for= =20 their purposes. King among this bunch are the nefarious Southern Baptists,= =20 who claim their membership is growing by leaps and bounds throughout the=20 country, although they refuse to be audited by NCC or anyone else. The RCs= =20 don't participate in NCC, either, and retain the same sort of security=20 regarding real numbers, although Cardinal "Baloney" Mahoney of Los Angeles= =20 spouts that his archdiocese is growing by leaps and bounds. What he=20 DOESN'T tell us (but the Los Angeles Times found out) was that all the=20 "growth" (and then some) is illegal aliens. Why all this secrecy?   Discounting the RCs for this discussion (that's a topic in and of itself!),= =20 I think the answer is clear...political clout. The "Religious Right" was=20 pooh poohed for years by the Democratic Party and their constituents, but,= =20 in retrospect, one has to admit they are a disproportionate force to be=20 reckoned with. The "appointment" of The Shrub as president is proof=20 positive that this loosely associated group of sociopolitical "churches" is= =20 beginning to achieve what they've been after all along...political control= =20 of the country. How do they do this?   They've taken what we used to call "religion" and have transformed it into= =20 a commodity brokerage. The commodity traded is the political vote. I=20 theorize that the packaging of charismatic/evangelical/mind-control=20 religious techniques is purposely combined with a very right wing political= =20 agenda, aided and abetted by some of the world's richest and most notorious= =20 right wingers, such as Rupert Murdoch, an Australian who has spent millions= =20 in Washington to have media ownership rules relaxed in his favor over the=20 last 20 years. Other such examples of sociopolitical right wing extremism= =20 were evident in years past, such as the co-opting of the 1930's "Moral=20 Rearmament" movement by rich, politically rightist American families such=20 as the Fords and the Firestones (both of whose corporate legacies have been= =20 in news much lately!).   My probing into this phenomena bore fruit during the last election. I have= =20 a "spy" planted in a local "happy-clappy" community church, who thinks=20 it's all tripe, but whose family is firmly in the church's grasp. She=20 reported that ENTIRE SERMONS were devoted to how "they" (who "they" are is= =20 always artfully dodged) were going to "win the election of George Bush to=20 the White House". Committees were formed for "political action", always=20 carefully segregated from being official church functions, to provide=20 manpower and money for the Republican candidates. Always joked about among= =20 church stalwarts is "being careful, so the liberals don't see us". The=20 modus operandi seems all too familiar: a charismatic "pastor", lots of=20 "happy-clappy/feel good" music, lots of banal, "it's all the Bible, see for= =20 yourself" theology, and time-proven methods of social inclusion and subtle= =20 mind control, developed to a science in Southern evangelical churches over= =20 many, many years...as well as in Nazi Germany.   Another incident that happened some time ago provoked my further "poking=20 around" in this matter. I begrudgingly attended a 30 year high school=20 reunion, but felt much better after arriving and finding I was in somewhat= =20 better shape than the mean of the group who attended. A girl I'd gone to=20 school with was also quite active in the Music Department, and studied=20 organ under a couple of the same organ teachers I did, and was also an=20 accomplished flautist. Last I saw of her, she was active in a large=20 Methodist church in town, and was quite involved with the music ministry as= =20 choir accompanist, auxiliary organist and a singer. After a few minutes,=20 it became very obvious that she had thrown this all away for a new=20 "happy-clappy" church now in the area, one that didn't exist a scant ten=20 years ago. A bell inside my head went off, and I began to use my=20 interrogation skills developed as labor advocate over the years. I almost= =20 "blew it" when she said, "Oh, I won't TOUCH the organ anymore...it's a=20 symbol of male homosexual depravity." WHAT??? I kept digging, and kept=20 getting more and more...more than I wanted!   "We believe this is a Christian Nation. All the atheists and non-believers= =20 must be purged.", she said later. "We've learned the joys of Christianity,= =20 and know that the Founding Fathers wanted it this way." Holy Toledo! Upon= =20 asking how this "miraculous conversion" took place, she reported that she'd= =20 been depressed for a long time, went through a nasty divorce, had many=20 bouts with alcohol and drug abuse, and one day found Pat Robertson on the=20 TV, hosting his infamous "Pass The Loot" club's show. "He made is all so=20 clear for me...my life was so screwed up because I hadn't let Christ in,=20 and my politics and life were sinful. The sinful influences of the secular= =20 humanist society were the cause of my misery!" About this time, I figured= =20 I'd had the gist of the story and excused myself to the bar, whereupon I=20 consumed a large Bombay Martini...with three olives!   Another fellow grad, also from the Music Department, sat down next to me=20 and ordered a scotch to soothe his nerves. After some initial=20 pleasantries, we began comparing notes. "Oh...I see you've encountered=20 HER," he mused. "There's a ton of them now, and they're all congregating=20 over in the dining room." Sure enough, I recognized about forty of the=20 faces thus assembled, and they all had a common thread in my=20 memory...teenage drinking, drugs, bad family lives, emotional=20 troubles. Aha...the whole thing NOW makes SENSE! These were all the=20 "social misfits" from high school! I just shuddered, after digesting all=20 this an figuring that I'd been seeing the tip of an enormous iceberg. Many= =20 of the crowd dispersed when the group started a capella renditions of=20 "pRaZe songs".   So...to quote Michael Corleone..."What's all dis hafta do wid=20 ME?" Simple. Happy-clappy in? Organs OUT! My view of the organ is=20 hardly theological in slant; I simply consider it the most impressive and=20 awe-inspiring musical instrument ever made by man. Its powers can stir the= =20 full range of human emotions, and its repertoire is full and varied. It's= =20 no wonder that church leaders of old determined it to be the only=20 instrument worthy to use in worship of the Almighty. However, as has been= =20 my experience, such is no longer the true in various quarters, with these=20 "happy-clappy" lemmings tieing the organ to such things as homosexuality=20 and male oppression! There are exceptions, to be sure, and onerous ones at= =20 that. Witness the large Ruffati at Coral Ridge Presbyterian down in the=20 "electile dysfunction state". Of course, the news of "Her Bishness'"=20 sudden and suspicious sacking started many tongues a-wagging, but I wasn't= =20 really aware of the full implications until I happened to catch "The Coral= =20 Ridge Hour" (I call is "Corralled Gerbils", but that's just my ornery=20 nature). Here, we have a HUGE church, mostly containing "greyheads" of=20 deep pockets, presided over by one Dr. Kennedy. Money flows, as indicated= =20 by the impressive size (if not quality) of the Ruffati=20 instrument. However, Dr. Kennedy had me spell-bound as I found him touting= =20 the SAME POLITICAL TENETS as the "happy-clappies"...the need to define the= =20 USA as a "Christian nation"...defense of the ultra right wing Alabama=20 Supreme Court justice with the Ten Commandments in the courtroom...full-on= =20 endorsement of George Bush for President...and a plea for funds so they can= =20 continue to "deliver their message"! This is a Presby church?? Where's=20 the delivery of the Calvinist theology, the interpretation of His word, the= =20 advice for living? Gone. It was ALL political. A cute touch I noticed=20 was Dr. Kennedy's "Trent Lott" hairdo, almost a dead ringer, in point of=20 fact. The church that houses the "Mega-M=F6ller" in North Carolina is more= =20 quiet, but obviously espouses a very conservative agenda.   Leaving all the sociopolitical rhetoric behind, we must take stock of the=20 organ's position in the musical world, and witness its place in the=20 past. As Will Scarboro can attest, municipal organs were quite the rage in= =20 the early part of the 20th century, and organs of great stature and quality= =20 have been installed in colleges and universities nationwide throughout that= =20 century. However, there was genuine enthusiasm for public and school=20 organs back then, which slowly sank with the advent of World War=20 II. Witness such monumental works at the two California, the Medinah and=20 the Maine Austins, the St. Louis World's Fair Organ (nucleus of the huge=20 Wanamaker's organ), the Atlantic City Convention Hall's Midmer-Losh and=20 Kimball...all designed to be SECULAR and enjoyed by the PUBLIC, and enjoyed= =20 they were...for awhile. The onslaught of high fidelity home entertainment= =20 seems to have coincided with the secular organ's demise in the US, true,=20 but there were other forces at work, one being the "happy-clappy" movement,= =20 truly. But, there is another, more pervasive one: After around 1950, the= =20 organ began to exist in the public perception as a "church appliance"...not= =20 a "performance instrument!"   Conclusion:   Organizations of organ interest, such as the AGO and OHS, must start=20 realigning themselves from being "clubby" fraternity-type outfits to being= =20 advocacy groups for more public organs and performances. Many AGO chapters= =20 are notable in this regard, as are some huge churches, to give them their=20 due. But, overall, the public perception of the organ remains poor, and is= =20 being made "poorer, faster" by the new "happy-clappy" pseudo-religious=20 groups. Thus, the leadership and membership of these organizations much=20 take under consideration new ways in which to improve the view of the organ= =20 and its literature to the general, and especially, the music-loving=20 public. Organ hating conductors, such as Osawa, must be chastised and=20 their removal supported. The 1950 =C6olian-Skinner has remained in silence= =20 and slow decay, mostly due to him. The 1962 Lincoln Center =C6-S suffered a= =20 worse fate at the hands of New York organ haters, and now is held captive=20 in the questionable "Silica Basilica". New concert hall organs should be=20 encouraged and facilitated, such as LA's Disney Hall ... although I think=20 THAT particular thing is a BIT "over the top" in many regards! Fine,=20 large, old organs, such as the Medinah Austin now in dire trouble, need to= =20 find homes in public auditoria or concert halls.   Only through concerted effort on the part of the instrument's true admirers= =20 and practitioners will this ever come about. Left to their own devices,=20 most "philharmonic societies" governing large municipal orchestras=20 certainly won't lift a finger in the organ's behalf!   Ducking and covering whilst hitting the "send" button,   DeserTBoB    
(back) Subject: interview front page From: "DanielW Hopkins" <danielwh1@ns.sympatico.ca> Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2001 22:38:37 -0400   Sorry ,but the paper dont have an internet page, I am going to probly get = the pic scanned thought not sure when My scanner is junk I cant get a new interface card for it Danielwh '2000' E. Power Biggs Fellow    
(back) Subject: Re: Benoit From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2001 18:47:05 -0800   Randy, that's tres kewl, UNLESS they're the books of Elevations ... I = already have those.   THANKS!   Bud   Randy Terry wrote:   > I have a bunch of old Benoit books that I enherited when a 90 year old > organist back home died. I'll look around Bud and see what they have in > them. I've not cracked them but once and doubt I ever will again, so if = you > want 'em they are yours. I don't think I saw anything but individual = short > pieces, but I'll look closer. They are old and yellow, but the shipping > won't be bad and you are close enough that maybe they won't be damaged > further. > > -----Original Message----- > From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of > Noel Stoutenburg > Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2001 5:39 PM > To: quilisma@socal.rr.com; pipechat@pipechat.org; > anglican-music@list.stsams.org > Subject: Re: Benoit (X-posted) > > quilisma@socal.rr.com wrote: > > > I'll be happy to apply for permission > > if anybody can remember who (if anyone) owns what's left of the J. > > Fischer catalog. > > That would be AOL/Time-Warner, who bought CPP/Belwin, who bought H. W. > Gray, who bought J. Fischer & Bro. > > However, I think the Benoit is old enough that it may well be in public > domain, and a visit to the local public library, and filing the = appropriate > interlibrary loan request might bring results.... > > ns > > "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 > > "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    
(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #1808 - 02/06/01 From: "Mark Quarmby" <markq@flex.com.au> Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2001 13:54:10 +1100   From an Aussie in West Australia   > From: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2001 19:59:37 -0600 > To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Subject: PipeChat Digest #1808 - 02/06/01 > > > Sorry Bob, that may be true of the USA but it is not true of this > country. The standard of Cathedral and church music here has climbed to > a very high standard. Secular choirs such as we have in this city are > singing church music for pulbic peformances with more than one > performance to accommodate the crowd attending, and the people, many of > whom are not church attenders love it. > As for my state the number of organs has doubled in the past 50 years, > and most have gone into churches - two organs to a church in several > cases. > You seem to have a sour attitude to things churchy and I am sorry for > that. If the US is in such bad state church wise I am sorry for that > too, but don't inflict your gloomy generalizations on us here, thank > you! > BTW I have just received my copy of a CD of the First Church of Christ > Scientist organ in Boston, played by Gillian Weir - a church organ and > Reubke's 94th Psalm. Errr... isn't that based on a religious theme? > Bob Elms. > PS. And also by the way the first remark you quoted, and which I have > deleted, was made by someone else, not me. Apparently all in the US > don't agree with you either. > > Bob Scarborough wrote: >>> Sometimes, reality's a bitch. And yes, this isn't Australia, true. = But >> over a 35 year span of involvement, I've seen the whole milieu of = church >> music and organs spiral downward in the toilet of public opinion. The >> "true believers" will still cling to what they love best,    
(back) Subject: Re: Benoit From: "randy terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com> Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2001 19:09:49 -0800 (PST)   Oh, my stupid banal happy-clappy alabammy brain done gone 'an 'quit on me = Mr. Bud. Them 'tahr is elervations 'fer sure. <g>   --- quilisma@socal.rr.com wrote: > Randy, that's tres kewl, UNLESS they're the books of Elevations ... I = already > have those. >     __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Yahoo! Auctions - Buy the things you want at great prices. http://auctions.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: Heretical etc.( rather long) From: "Hugh Drogemuller" <hdrogemuller@sympatico.ca> Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2001 23:22:11 -0500   Dear list.   I have noted the various postings with interest, I read the "Tracker" article and have conversed with one who was at the recent weekend at = First Congo. in LAX.. At first glance these may not have much in common but I believe this not so. In my opinion much of the debate is best summarized by the late Dr. Marshall McLuhan 's argument that the medium is the message. The = "Tracker" article by Mr. Ambrosino comes down firmly on the side of affirming McLuhan's argument. The medium must be preserved even if it is done at the expense of improving the message. The purported plans of action for the mentioned organs in Philadelphia and Denver would be consistent with arguing the converse, that the medium is not the message, =   that in both instances the medium ( the organs involved) are hindering = the message ( the music ) and in the case of Denver, according to one of the postings, the most basic function of the organ in the Church, the leading of worship through the hymnody. It seems to me that this sort of argument is pretty much confined to the organ and its literature. I have never seen evidence of this kind of thinking in other forms of musical medium. I think when arguing the pro side of the McLuhan thesis in terms of the organ there is a real danger of =   elitism. This sort of thinking was spelled out clearly by one of the round =   table participants at First Congo who is reported to have said that if = you are unable to afford an organ with pipes then you should do without! So = the Church in Philadelphia should not go about improving the message since it would involve using a non-pipe medium. If the method they plan to do is because of financial considerations, then they are clearly within the sights of the volley fired by this participant at the First Congo. event. In my view this is an example of asserting that the medium is more =   important than the message Bud from Newport Beach talks of digigarbage, I believe the term was. I feel that it is a much too sweeping generalization. Maybe the result = of too many years at the bench of a Hammond (g.) although I guess that is analog technology. The quality, in all senses of the word, of non-pipe voices varies as widely as it does in pipe voices. There are good and bad within both groups. This variation effects the message no question about it, but it does not make the medium the message. I was at a recent workshop given by one of the most respected organists on =   this continent. The instrument used for his recital and the workshop which =   followed was a pipe/ digitally sampled hybrid. There was no debate on the quality of the message, the music; it was overwhelmingly accepted as being =   of the highest order both from a performance stand point and the sounds that came from the medium, the organ. There were some who quibbled about the medium but they liked what they heard. When asked his viewpoint, the presenter made his position clear. He explained that it was builders of fine pipe organs that had enabled him to establish his reputation. His allegiance lay with them. He went on to say that he could understand and respect the reason for the approach taken in this instance, simply there was no space in the room to expand with pipes. He had no complaint about the quality of the music that the medium allowed him to make. He went on = to compliment those involved in choosing wisely from the great choice that = was available to them in non-pipe voices and paid a tribute to the integrity of the people who provided those voices. Probably no one is keeping count but mark one vote for the opposing side of the debate that the "message is greater than the = medium"!   HD    
(back) Subject: Bach Kyrie From: "Eric" <ech1275@home.com> Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2001 23:28:32 -0500   I need help! Organ arrangement of JS Bach 'kyrie' from Mass in B Minor. Before Ash Wednesday please.    
(back) Subject: Re: is there hope? From: "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com> Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2001 22:54:46 -0600     "John M. Doney" wrote:   > I, too, am glad to see these new organs going into the concert halls. = My > question is - once the opening hoopla is over, how much are they going = to be > used? Will there be a municipal type organist a la Portland and San = Diego > that will give concerts? Or will they only be used to play the = Saint-Saens > every so often. They need to be heard. Maybe we and the AGO can work = toward > this. Local chapters could push this effort. > > I am close to the Naples FL organ, but other than a competition that = they > have each year, I don't hear much about individual recitals happening. > John   There may be another consideration, here, too, which also comes to bear on = the Wanamaker organ: the musician's union. About ten or twelve years ago, = there was a story in either "The Diapason", or "The American Organist" about a = young lad in Minneapolis one year (mid '40's, IIRC) who ws interested in the = organ, and managed to get the Kimball used in the municipal auditorium during = high school basketball games, or some such. As I recall the story, about half = way through the season, he happened upon four instrumentalists playing cards. = Turns out that at the Minneapolis Auditorium, unless the organ was being used in = a church service, whenever the organ was used, four musicians had to be = called and paid. I would not be surprised to find that similar arrangements apply in Chicago, and in other similar venues, in addition to a requirement that = the recitalist hold a union card.   ns    
(back) Subject: RE: Heretical/Sociopolitical Thoughts From: <Wurlibird1@aol.com> Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2001 01:02:33 EST   Oh, dear!   In the future, I must be more cautious in comment. Two lines resulted in = a tome of response.   As a sidebar to Bob's references to the Southern Baptists in his missal, = the "mother church" in Nashville is experiencing a small mutiny. Many Texas Baptist churches which formerly affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention are breaking away. The heart of the split is theological differences on the Baptist Faith and =   Message. As the split widens, monetary considerations are at stake. The Baptist General Convention of Texas withheld 6-million dollars in funding from the =   Nashville-based SBC this past year which had been earmarked for SBC seminaries.   Has nothing to do with organs, I freely admit, but is interesting = nonetheless.   Jim  
(back) Subject: St. Olaf's Choir From: <Wurlibird1@aol.com> Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2001 01:16:18 EST   Dear list,   The St. Olaf's Choir appeared in concert tonight as the concluding segment = of the Baylor University Midwinter Organ Conference. I am still speechless = as to their performance. This was unquestionably the most perfect and most enjoyable choral exihibition I have ever witnessed or heard.   Dr. Anton Armstrong, their current director, is keeping tradition alive at =   St. Olaf's as the choir performed flawlessly in a cappella as well as accompanied renditions. They will conclude their Texas tour Sunday at Meyerson Symphony Hall in Dallas. I will attend that concert as well, = just to see what John Ferguson does with the Fisk in accompaniment.   The choir will appear in Oklahoma City, Wichita (Kansas), Kansas City, = Ames, Lincoln, and Omaha before returning to Northfield, Minnesota for their = home concert on February 18th. Should you have opportunity to hear this outstanding choir, please do so. They are magnificent.   Jim Pitts  
(back) Subject: Re: St. Olaf's Choir From: "Gary Blevins" <gsblvns@camalott.com> Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2001 00:23:49 -0600   Hello Jim, Tell me the time for this Sunday concert, PLEEEEZ! I would like to attend also, and for once my schedule will allow! Thanks, -Gary -----Original Message----- From: Wurlibird1@aol.com <Wurlibird1@aol.com> To: pipechat@pipechat.org <pipechat@pipechat.org> Date: Wednesday, February 07, 2001 12:26 AM Subject: St. Olaf's Choir     >Dear list, > >The St. Olaf's Choir appeared in concert tonight as the concluding = segment of >the Baylor University Midwinter Organ Conference. I am still speechless = as >to their performance. This was unquestionably the most perfect and most >enjoyable choral exihibition I have ever witnessed or heard. > >Dr. Anton Armstrong, their current director, is keeping tradition alive = at >St. Olaf's as the choir performed flawlessly in a cappella as well as >accompanied renditions. They will conclude their Texas tour Sunday at >Meyerson Symphony Hall in Dallas. I will attend that concert as well, = just >to see what John Ferguson does with the Fisk in accompaniment. > >The choir will appear in Oklahoma City, Wichita (Kansas), Kansas City, Ames, >Lincoln, and Omaha before returning to Northfield, Minnesota for their = home >concert on February 18th. Should you have opportunity to hear this >outstanding choir, please do so. They are magnificent. > >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    
(back) Subject: Re: Paul Manz 10 books of choral preludes(Augsburg) From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2001 01:56:32 EST   Dear List:   I have all 10 books of Paul Manz' works in clean near new condition. I never play them, and someone can have the lot for $35.00 plus postage. E-mail me privately and we'll work something out.   Regards,   Ron Severin