PipeChat Digest #1817 - Saturday, February 10, 2001
 
Re: Education Needed? Yep. Sure Is.
  by "randy terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com>
Re: Education Needed? Yep. Sure Is.
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: Vicki's support group
  by "randy terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com>
Re: Education Needed???????
  by "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net>
Rochester TO concert reminder - Feb. 18 (cross-posted)
  by "Ken Evans" <kevans1@rochester.rr.com>
Re: Martin Ott tracker organ for sale
  by "Charles Harder" <charder@mail.ties.k12.mn.us>
Time management (was "Education Needed? Yep. Sure Is.")/ CHarterhouse,  e
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Concert Palo Alto, CA Tonight
  by "randy terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com>
More details-Sale of Martin Ott Tracker Organ
  by "Lisa Gustafson" <lisaviolin@mindspring.com>
Re: Education Needed? Yep. Sure Is.
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Education Needed? Yep. Sure Is.
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Education Needed? Yep. Sure Is. From: "randy terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com> Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2001 12:27:55 -0800 (PST)     --- quilisma@socal.rr.com wrote:   > I chose to learn a lot of the big Bach chorale preludes, rather than the > preludes > and fugues, and that has stood me in good stead over the years. The = preludes > and > fugues I *did* learn, I haven't touched in YEARS, because I'm full-time = in a > liturgical church where the position is 90% choirmaster and 10% = organist, at > least > in terms of time. > > After twelve hours of chanting in Holy Week, I'd BETTER have something = for > Easter > under my fingers that I can play in my SLEEP, because I have rehearsals = and > services without a break from Palm Sunday through Easter Day. Practice? = Are > you > MAD?? (grin)   Very good information here from Bud. Practical information that I did not touch. At full-time Christ Church, I did 3 seperate bulletins each week, = with every word in them - 10 page booklets - thank God for CD-ROMS! Finding = and desiging cover art/graphics when desired, many more service booklets at Christmas/Holy week. I'd say 1/3-1/2 of my work was there. Then I worked = with the associate Rector on the children's ministry - the total program for = young elementary kids, encompasing much more than just music (thank God for = *adult* grape juice on Tuesday night!) So then where is all that marvelous = practice time I expected? I practice more back home in AL! I did good to run the = hymns and learn anthem accompaniments, and since my sight reading skills are = just barely acceptable, learning a modestly difficult anthem could take several hours of practice. Bud you are so right! 90% administration and 10% = music. I am doing basically the same thing now, only splitting up the = administration as my full-time job, and the music position is more music and hardly any = admin work since I am not there to do it!   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get personalized email addresses from Yahoo! Mail - only $35 a year! http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: Re: Education Needed? Yep. Sure Is. From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2001 12:32:46 -0800   Jason, my comments weren't directed at you personally (grin) ... they were GENERAL comments based on my experiences over the past 40+ years.   Westminster may be different (one would HOPE), but two of my three colleges (Oberlin and Cincinnati) were SERIOUSLY deficient in courses directed specifically at training CHURCH MUSICIANS. I think I've commented before that the surviving members of my class who have stayed in music are virtually ALL in full-time church positions, rather than college teaching positions.   Southern Methodist was somewhat better because of the proximity of the seminary, Lloyd Pfautsch, and Robert Anderson's inimitable playing in Perkins Chapel (grin). There wasn't a lot of course-work, but you had the choral and organ tradition in front of you ... from Robert Baker at Union to Bob Anderson at SMU and so forth.   I think it's VITAL at some point to live and work in a large urban area where you can HEAR the outstanding practitioners ... NYC, DC, Boston, Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, Denver, San Francisco, Seattle (and I've left out some). I was lucky that I caught the tail-end of a "golden age" of Anglican music in Cleveland: Dr. Edwin Arthur Kraft at the Cathedral (my room-mate was his last pupil), Walter Blodgett at St. Paul's in the Heights, Lou Hill at St. James on 55th Street, etc., and again in Cincinnati: Parvin Titus and then Gerre Hancock at Christ Church Cathedral.   If I have ONE regret (among several), it's that I DIDN'T do MORE listening.   Cheers,   Bud        
(back) Subject: Re: Vicki's support group From: "randy terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com> Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2001 12:35:56 -0800 (PST)     --- Tim Bovard <tmbovard@arkansas.net> wrote: > At 2/9/01 09:53 PM, Vicki responded to Peter: > > Uhhhh...? I thought we *were* a support group...!?! <lol>   This IS a support group. Welbutrin, et. al. can only do so much and I = don't get much talk for my $170.00 for one half hour a month at the Dr's office! =   Doesn't mean I don't appreciate him.   I did, I know, tell the list that at 38yrs old I have been diagnosed (last Nov.) as having ADD. Thank God for the internet, too!   You go, Vicki!!!! Facing that challenge and winning! PBTG!   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get personalized email addresses from Yahoo! Mail - only $35 a year! http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: Re: Education Needed??????? From: "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2001 15:52:04 -0500   > From: "Jason Comet" <diaphone64@hotmail.com> > Subject: Education Needed??????? > > Well, they needed me to play for a Mass the next month and I > blew them all away.   Jason, your metaphor is too obscure for me (I'm not "with it"): Do you = mean that (1) you turned them down, or that (2) you took the gig and amazed = them?   What state or province are you in?   Alan    
(back) Subject: Rochester TO concert reminder - Feb. 18 (cross-posted) From: "Ken Evans" <kevans1@rochester.rr.com> Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2001 16:18:15 -0500   The Rochester Theater Organ Society will welcome the very-talented Patti Simon to our Wurlitzer 4/22 console for a Sunday afternoon "Pops on Pipes" presentation. This concert will take place on February 18th at 2:30 p.m. = at the Auditorium Center, 875 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14605. This = will be Patti's fourth Rochester performance.   The inside theater doors will open at 1:45 p.m. Tickets at only $10 each will be available at the Center's Box Office one hour before the concert start. Patti Simon's tape cassette releases, the new RTOS CD "Lance Luce Plays Rochester Live" and some earlier RTOS tape cassette albums featuring the late Rob Calcaterra and the late David Reese will be available at this concert.   Patti's biography, driving directions to the concert site, the 4/22 = stoplist and chamber layouts, RTOS history and membership information, many chamber,console, artists' and theater photos plus mp3 format song samples from Lance Luce's new RTOS CD are on our "home on the web" at: http://theatreorgans.com/rochestr/ .   Please join us for an afternoon of musical entertainment.   Regards, Ken Evans, RTOS President      
(back) Subject: Re: Martin Ott tracker organ for sale From: "Charles Harder" <charder@mail.ties.k12.mn.us> Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2001 15:56:59 -0600 (CST)   Back in 1985 while I was teaching at Aurora East High School I practiced regularly on this organ as well as subbing for the regular organist at Grace Lutheran. Why are they selling this beautiful instrument?   Charles Harder      
(back) Subject: Time management (was "Education Needed? Yep. Sure Is.")/ CHarterhouse, etc. From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2001 14:57:43 -0800   Oh yeah, I forgot about the service-leaflets and the liturgy booklets.   Fortunately we're FINALLY accumulating a back-log so we can just plug in = the changes ... baptisms, weddings, funerals, Candlemas, Ash Wednesday, Holy = Week, and anything else that isn't a straightforward Mass, we print every word of = text and every note of music, for the sake of visitors.   So I would add typesetting and pasteup to skills an organist needs (grin).   I WILL practice more once the pipe organ's in ... I noticed when I played = it in its old home that the strength in my fingers has evaporated after three years = of playing those VERY light Hammond keyboards (not QUITE as bad as the old = Hammonds, but still lighter than normal). Back to the piano and Czerny in the = meantime ...   Does anyone else sing "O Perfect Love" to "Charterhouse"? I decided to do = it for an upcoming wedding because I'm not sure I'm gonna have four parts in the = choir ... beats "Sandringham" hands down (grin).   I also dug out "Wondrous Love That Cannot Falter" (Gounod) ... only OLD anglo-catholics and RCs will remember THAT one from the St. Gregory Hymnal = (grin).   Cheers,   Bud        
(back) Subject: Concert Palo Alto, CA Tonight From: "randy terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com> Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2001 16:18:14 -0800 (PST)   The Peninsula Chapter, AGO, will present in concert, LA based organist = Edward Murray, tonight, February 10, 2001, 8 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto, CA. Admission $10-15.00.   The program, "Everyone Dance," will feature organ music based on dance = rhythms, and will include Calvin Hampton's "Five Dances for Organ."   The organ at FUMC Palo Alto is an amalgamation consisting of almost 100 = ranks in substantial chancel and gallery instruments. There are photographs of = it in more recent editions of Wm. Barnes "Contemporary American Organ." After undergoing much restoration and updating of the chancel organ in recent = years, it is better than ever. The chancel divisions are essentially new, while = the chancel pedal contains the 32' Bourdon and 16' Open Wood of the original = 1930's era Robert Morton organ. The gallery divisions - swell, great, and pedal, contain all the original Robert Morton solo reeds, strings, flutes, etc., = and the fabulous Trompette en Chamade resides high atop the western organ = case.   FUMC is located on the corner of Hamilton, at Webster Av., in Palo Alto, = CA.   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get personalized email addresses from Yahoo! Mail - only $35 a year! http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: More details-Sale of Martin Ott Tracker Organ From: "Lisa Gustafson" <lisaviolin@mindspring.com> Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2001 19:32:11 -0500   Here are the specs on the Martin Ott Tracker Organ that is being sold by Grace Lutheran Church in Aurora Illinois.     Hauptwerk Prinzipal 8' Rohrfloete 8' Oktave 4' Floetenprinzipal 2' Mixtur III Trompete 8'   Brustwerk Holzgedackt 8' Koppelfloete 4' Prinzipal 2' Sesquialter II Quint 1 1/3' Krumm horn 8' Tremulant   Pedal Subbass 16' Oktavbass 8' Choralbass 4' Quintbass 1 1/3' Fagott 16'   Direct mechanical key action Direct mechanical stop action Two manuals, 17 stops, 20 ranks Manual compass 56 notes, pedal compass 30 notes Manual natural keys made of ebony, manual sharp keys capped with ivory Solid Oak casework Facade pipes (Principal 8') are 70% polished tin Couplers II-I, I-Ped, II-Ped it is about 16' in Height and weighs 7000 lbs. This organ is in perfect working order, and is a true work of art. It has been meticulously maintained--and is in mint condition. Organist come = from all over to play our tracker.   Buyer pays for removal. I met with Martin Ott in person, a few days ago, and he said that he = would dissasemble/transport/reassemble and guarantee it for 5 years for a price = of $25,000. The organ is selling for $200,000 firm. Grace Lutheran Church is selling this organ to raise capital to continue = our inner-city ministry efforts. Without the sale of this organ -- the church will close. The congregation voted to liquidate this asset--because the work we are doing in Aurora is bearing fruit--and we need to keep up our mission. We sell this wonderful instrument with great regret--but also = with great thankfulness,--- that it will be the seeds of our future--as we fullfill our motto of "In the City for Good!" Please come and see this organ. This organ is a monument both in sound = and sight to its builder. Soon there will be pictures of it on our church's Website--That is my task for next week! I will also be listing it on = E-bay, and many other places--This is a wonderful opportunity to obtain a Martin Ott Tracker Organ without waiting 3-5 years. Please contact me, Lisa Gustafson at 630-859-0683 or Pastor Dan Borchers 630-896-3415. to make arrangements to see this organ.    
(back) Subject: Re: Education Needed? Yep. Sure Is. From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2001 19:43:57 EST     --part1_c5.de1484c.27b73a4d_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 2/10/01 8:34:20 PM !!!First Boot!!!, randyterryus@yahoo.com writes:     > > I chose to learn a lot of the big Bach chorale preludes, rather than = the > > preludes and fugues, and that has stood me in good stead over the = years. > The preludes and fugues I *did* learn, I haven't touched in YEARS, = because > I'm full-time in a liturgical church where the position is 90% = choirmaster > and 10% organist, at > > least in terms of time. > Come on, folks! There is absolutely NO reason why Preludes & Fugues, and other organ compositions/literature cannot be used as voluntaries in liturgical churches. I suppose I have been very fortunate NEVER to have been in a parish/cathedral in which the organist subjected us to a steady diet of this borrama! Most of the exposure I got to great literature was = at the Cathedral in Houston. Bill Barnard almost never played chorale = preludes. His opening voluntaries were improvisations on the processional hymn and =   the closing voluntaries were organ works, both loud and soft.   How on earth are the average parishoners ever supposed to learn to = appreciate organ music when all they hear is chorale preludes. Had that been my lot, = I probably would have gone into another profession and my interest in the = organ would have fallen by the wayside.   I think this obscession with chorale preludes as the only liturgical music = is a wolf in sheep's clothing. It is a rationalization for an excuse to be = lazy and not learn appropriate literature for worship.   If the organist in my parish played only chorale preludes for voluntaries, = I would enter late and leave early to avoid them. I really feel sorry for = the parishioners who are subjected to this week after week.     Bruce ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/   --part1_c5.de1484c.27b73a4d_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 2/10/01 8:34:20 PM !!!First = Boot!!!, <BR>randyterryus@yahoo.com writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">&gt; I chose to = learn a lot of the big Bach chorale preludes, rather than the <BR>&gt; preludes and fugues, and that has stood me in good stead over the = years. <BR>The preludes and fugues I *did* learn, I haven't touched in YEARS, = because <BR>I'm full-time in a liturgical church where the position is 90% = choirmaster <BR>and 10% organist, at <BR>&gt; least in terms of time. <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">Come on, folks! &nbsp;There is absolutely NO = reason why Preludes &amp; Fugues, and <BR>other organ compositions/literature cannot be used as voluntaries in <BR>liturgical churches. &nbsp;&nbsp;I suppose I have been very fortunate = NEVER to have <BR>been in a parish/cathedral in which the organist subjected us to a = steady <BR>diet of this borrama! &nbsp;&nbsp;Most of the exposure I got to great = literature was at <BR>the Cathedral in Houston. &nbsp;Bill Barnard almost never played = chorale preludes. <BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;His opening voluntaries were improvisations on the = processional hymn and <BR>the closing voluntaries were organ works, both loud and soft. <BR> <BR>How on earth are the average parishoners ever supposed to learn to = appreciate <BR>organ music when all they hear is chorale preludes. &nbsp;Had that = been my lot, I <BR>probably would have gone into another profession and my interest in = the organ <BR>would have fallen by the wayside. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <BR> <BR>I think this obscession with chorale preludes as the only liturgical music is <BR>a wolf in sheep's clothing. &nbsp;It is a rationalization for an = excuse to be lazy <BR>and not learn appropriate literature for worship. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <BR> <BR>If the organist in my parish played only chorale preludes for = voluntaries, I <BR>would enter late and leave early to avoid them. &nbsp;&nbsp;I really = feel sorry for the <BR>parishioners who are subjected to this week after week. <BR> <BR> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#0000a0" SIZE=3D5 FAMILY=3D"DECORATIVE" = FACE=3D"Tempus Sans ITC" LANG=3D"0"><I>Bruce = &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;~ &nbsp;</FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#0000a0" = SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SERIF" FACE=3D"Calisto MT" = LANG=3D"0">Cremona502@cs.com</FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#0000a0" SIZE=3D5 = FAMILY=3D"DECORATIVE" FACE=3D"Tempus Sans ITC" LANG=3D"0"> &nbsp; <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#0000a0" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SERIF" = FACE=3D"Calisto MT" LANG=3D"0">with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest = ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" <BR>Visit Howling Acres at = &nbsp;&nbsp;http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/</I></FONT></HTML>   --part1_c5.de1484c.27b73a4d_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Education Needed? Yep. Sure Is. From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2001 17:55:29 -0800     --------------E3C6948F22F95D766705F0FA Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3Dus-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Bruce: your dislike of chorale-preludes is well-known. Fortunately it is not shared by most organists and most congregations.   I am neither lazy nor stupid. Nor am I ignorant of the requirements and rhythm of the Sacred Liturgy. My credentials are quite in order, thank you very much.   I have 15 minutes between Masses to (1) play the closing voluntary, (2) go to the bathroom, and (3) play the opening voluntary for the next Mass. The church fills approximately five minutes before Mass; it empties in approximately five minutes after Mass. Do the math. And no, they wouldn't come any earlier to hear Franck Chorals or Bach Preludes and Fugues, even if I had the time and the organ to play them.   In any case, Bach's musical language is contained in the chorale-preludes. It is impossible to interpret the Preludes and Fugues, the cantatas or the Passions without a knowledge of that language.   And pray what is the difference between an "improvisation" on the processional hymn and a "chorale-prelude" on the processional hymn, except that the one is not written down and the other is, and is therefore probably more orderly?   Bud   Cremona502@cs.com wrote:   > In a message dated 2/10/01 8:34:20 PM !!!First Boot!!!, > randyterryus@yahoo.com writes: > > > >> > I chose to learn a lot of the big Bach chorale preludes, rather >> than the >> > preludes and fugues, and that has stood me in good stead over the >> years. >> The preludes and fugues I *did* learn, I haven't touched in YEARS, >> because >> I'm full-time in a liturgical church where the position is 90% >> choirmaster >> and 10% organist, at >> > least in terms of time. > > > Come on, folks! There is absolutely NO reason why Preludes & Fugues, > and > other organ compositions/literature cannot be used as voluntaries in > liturgical churches. I suppose I have been very fortunate NEVER to > have > been in a parish/cathedral in which the organist subjected us to a > steady > diet of this borrama! Most of the exposure I got to great literature > was at > the Cathedral in Houston. Bill Barnard almost never played chorale > preludes. > His opening voluntaries were improvisations on the processional hymn > and > the closing voluntaries were organ works, both loud and soft. > > How on earth are the average parishoners ever supposed to learn to > appreciate > organ music when all they hear is chorale preludes. Had that been my > lot, I > probably would have gone into another profession and my interest in > the organ > would have fallen by the wayside. > > I think this obscession with chorale preludes as the only liturgical > music is > a wolf in sheep's clothing. It is a rationalization for an excuse to > be lazy > and not learn appropriate literature for worship. > > If the organist in my parish played only chorale preludes for > voluntaries, I > would enter late and leave early to avoid them. I really feel sorry > for the > parishioners who are subjected to this week after week. > > > Bruce ~ Cremona502@cs.com > with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" > Visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/   --------------E3C6948F22F95D766705F0FA Content-Type: text/html; charset=3Dus-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <!doctype html public "-//w3c//dtd html 4.0 transitional//en"> <html> Bruce: your dislike of chorale-preludes is well-known. Fortunately it is not shared by most organists and most congregations. <p>I am neither lazy nor stupid. Nor am I ignorant of the requirements and rhythm of the Sacred Liturgy. My credentials are quite in order, thank you very much. <p>I have 15 minutes between Masses to (1) play the closing voluntary, (2) go to the bathroom, and (3) play the opening voluntary for the next Mass. The church fills approximately five minutes before Mass; it empties in approximately five minutes after Mass. Do the math. And no, they wouldn't come any earlier to hear Franck Chorals or Bach Preludes and Fugues, even if I had the time and the organ to play them. <p>In any case, Bach's musical language is contained in the = chorale-preludes. It is impossible to interpret the Preludes and Fugues, the cantatas or the Passions without a knowledge of that language. <p>And pray what is the difference between an "improvisation" on the = processional hymn and a "chorale-prelude" on the processional hymn, except that the one is not written down and the other is, and is therefore probably more orderly? <p>Bud <p>Cremona502@cs.com wrote: <blockquote TYPE=3DCITE><font face=3D"Arial"><font size=3D-1>In a message = dated 2/10/01 8:34:20 PM !!!First Boot!!!,</font></font> <br><font face=3D"Arial"><font size=3D-1>randyterryus@yahoo.com = writes:</font></font> <br>&nbsp; <br>&nbsp; <blockquote TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px"><font = face=3D"Arial"><font size=3D-1>> I chose to learn a lot of the big Bach chorale preludes, rather than = the</font></font> <br><font face=3D"Arial"><font size=3D-1>> preludes and fugues, and that = has stood me in good stead over the years.</font></font> <br><font face=3D"Arial"><font size=3D-1>The preludes and fugues I *did* = learn, I haven't touched in YEARS, because</font></font> <br><font face=3D"Arial"><font size=3D-1>I'm full-time in a liturgical = church where the position is 90% choirmaster</font></font> <br><font face=3D"Arial"><font size=3D-1>and 10% organist, = at</font></font> <br><font face=3D"Arial"><font size=3D-1>> least in terms of = time.</font></font></blockquote>   <p><br><font face=3D"Arial"><font color=3D"#000000"><font size=3D-1>Come = on, folks!&nbsp; There is absolutely NO reason why Preludes &amp; Fugues, = and</font></font></font> <br><font face=3D"Arial"><font color=3D"#000000"><font size=3D-1>other = organ compositions/literature cannot be used as voluntaries = in</font></font></font> <br><font face=3D"Arial"><font color=3D"#000000"><font = size=3D-1>liturgical churches.&nbsp;&nbsp; I suppose I have been very fortunate NEVER to have</font></font></font> <br><font face=3D"Arial"><font color=3D"#000000"><font size=3D-1>been in a = parish/cathedral in which the organist subjected us to a steady</font></font></font> <br><font face=3D"Arial"><font color=3D"#000000"><font size=3D-1>diet of = this borrama!&nbsp;&nbsp; Most of the exposure I got to great literature was at</font></font></font> <br><font face=3D"Arial"><font color=3D"#000000"><font size=3D-1>the = Cathedral in Houston.&nbsp; Bill Barnard almost never played chorale = preludes.</font></font></font> <br><font face=3D"Arial"><font color=3D"#000000"><font size=3D-1>&nbsp; = His opening voluntaries were improvisations on the processional hymn = and</font></font></font> <br><font face=3D"Arial"><font color=3D"#000000"><font size=3D-1>the = closing voluntaries were organ works, both loud and soft.</font></font></font> <p><font face=3D"Arial"><font color=3D"#000000"><font size=3D-1>How on = earth are the average parishoners ever supposed to learn to = appreciate</font></font></font> <br><font face=3D"Arial"><font color=3D"#000000"><font size=3D-1>organ = music when all they hear is chorale preludes.&nbsp; Had that been my lot, = I</font></font></font> <br><font face=3D"Arial"><font color=3D"#000000"><font size=3D-1>probably = would have gone into another profession and my interest in the = organ</font></font></font> <br><font face=3D"Arial"><font color=3D"#000000"><font size=3D-1>would = have fallen by the wayside.</font></font></font> <p><font face=3D"Arial"><font color=3D"#000000"><font size=3D-1>I think = this obscession with chorale preludes as the only liturgical music = is</font></font></font> <br><font face=3D"Arial"><font color=3D"#000000"><font size=3D-1>a wolf in = sheep's clothing.&nbsp; It is a rationalization for an excuse to be = lazy</font></font></font> <br><font face=3D"Arial"><font color=3D"#000000"><font size=3D-1>and not = learn appropriate literature for worship.</font></font></font> <p><font face=3D"Arial"><font color=3D"#000000"><font size=3D-1>If the = organist in my parish played only chorale preludes for voluntaries, I</font></font></font> <br><font face=3D"Arial"><font color=3D"#000000"><font size=3D-1>would = enter late and leave early to avoid them.&nbsp;&nbsp; I really feel sorry for the</font></font></font> <br><font face=3D"Arial"><font color=3D"#000000"><font = size=3D-1>parishioners who are subjected to this week after week.</font></font></font> <br>&nbsp; <p><font color=3D"#0000A0"><i><font face=3D"Tempus Sans ITC"><font = size=3D+2>Bruce&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; </font></font></i><font face=3D"Calisto MT"><font = size=3D+0>Cremona502@cs.com</font></font></font> <br><font face=3D"Calisto MT"><font color=3D"#0000A0"><font size=3D+0>with = the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, = Bohawow!"</font></font></font> <br><font face=3D"Calisto MT"><font color=3D"#0000A0"><font = size=3D+0>Visit Howling Acres at&nbsp;&nbsp; <A = HREF=3D"http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/">http://members.tripod.com/Bru= con502/</A></font></font></font></blockquote> </html>   --------------E3C6948F22F95D766705F0FA--