PipeChat Digest #1845 - Tuesday, February 27, 2001
 
RE: salaries
  by "Wietstock, Steven M" <swietsto@indiana.edu>
Re: Need advice
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca>
Re: please forgive some bitter personal recollections
  by "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Need advice
  by "Thomas H. Cotner" <cotnerpo@brightok.net>
Re: Need advice
  by "Gary Blevins" <gsblvns@camalott.com>
Re: salaries
  by "Stephen Barker" <steve@ststephenscanterbury.freeserve.co.uk>
Re: Need advice
  by "r" <basset3@warwick.net>
Re: explaining pipe organ costs to congregations(XPOSTED)
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Recital Reminder
  by "Stephen F. P. Karr" <karr_sf@ACADMN.MERCER.EDU>
Re: Recital Reminder
  by "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu>
Re: please forgive some bitter personal recollections
  by <Posthorn8@aol.com>
Special Reduced Rates for New AGO Members now -> Mar 31
  by "Pat Maimone" <patmai@juno.com>
Postludes, Perry Mason Sutton, and Marches
  by "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu>
Recital (NYC)  CRoss-post
  by "Douglas A Campbell" <dougcampbell@juno.com>
Re: salaries
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
Music for Sale, Anyone?
  by "Robert Hanudel" <hanudel@schoollink.net>
 

(back) Subject: RE: salaries From: "Wietstock, Steven M" <swietsto@indiana.edu> Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 07:26:00 -0500   "Personally, I think the AGO guidelines ($40K for full time for someone = with a DOCTORATE??!!) are low, bordering on the absurd."   I would be happy to receive the AGO recommended salary for a part-time position. I am at about 50% of the lowest published salary in the AGO guidelines without any benefits even though I have 20+ years experience. This is pretty typical for the midwest based on my experience and those of several colleagues of mine.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Steven M. Wietstock, Ph.D. Phone: 812-855-2700 Coord. of Instructional Programs Fax: 812-855-8300 Department of Chemistry, C021 Indiana University Email: swietsto@indiana.edu 800 E. Kirkwood Ave Bloomington, IN 47405-7102   President, Bloomington Advisors' Council ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  
(back) Subject: Re: Need advice From: "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca> Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 09:00:11 -0500   Rebekah,   I am afraid that disappointments are a fact of life in the real world. = All you can do is to climb above them.   I am afraid that much as though I would like to be there to share in your efforts, I am too far away to even hope!   However, "Break a leg" - after all this is Show Business!   Do what you can, and let the rest of the world find out what they missed!   Bob Conway   "Those who do not learn from history are destined to repeat it"      
(back) Subject: Re: please forgive some bitter personal recollections From: "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 09:05:10 -0500   All the more amazing that God has made of you the man he has. Kudos, Bud.   Alan   > From: quilisma@socal.rr.com > Subject: please forgive some bitter personal recollections > > So I sat dry-eyed in the > organ loft and played the old gospel hymns of my childhood on the organ, > my organ, that she'd given to the church when I graduated from high > school. It was YEARS before I could play those hymns again.    
(back) Subject: Re: Need advice From: "Thomas H. Cotner" <cotnerpo@brightok.net> Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 08:12:38 -0600     --------------0D2237CC6784475DC221251B Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3Dus-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Hi, Rebekah,   If you will only remember that there are nothing but opportunities in life, even though, at times, it seems otherwise.   This is an opportunity for You to be you -- and to be the grandest example of the greatest person you believe yourself to be.   Once you remember that, then you will also remember that it matters not what any others do -- it simply doesn't matter.   We are never sent anything but angels!   Tom   Rebekah Ingram wrote:   > I scheduled my recital back in November for April 21st at 5pm. As many > of you know, my mother's an organist as well, so I tried to > accommodate her schedule in picking the date. I talked to my mother > about three weeks ago, and reminded her (a) I -have- a senior recital > and (b) the exact date and time. She looked at her calendar and told > me that she and my sister were going on vacation and wouldn't be able > to make it.   --------------0D2237CC6784475DC221251B Content-Type: text/html; charset=3Dus-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <!doctype html public "-//w3c//dtd html 4.0 transitional//en"> <html> <body bgcolor=3D"#FFFFFF"> Hi, Rebekah, <p>If you will only remember that there are nothing but opportunities in life, even though, at times, it seems otherwise. <p>This is an opportunity for You to be you -- and to be the grandest = example of the greatest person you believe yourself to be. <p>Once you remember that, then you will also remember that it matters not what any others do -- it simply doesn't matter. <p>We are never sent anything but angels! <p>Tom <p>Rebekah Ingram wrote: <blockquote TYPE=3DCITE><font color=3D"#000000"><font size=3D-1>I = scheduled my recital back in November for April 21st at 5pm. As many of you know, my mother's an organist as well, so I tried to accommodate her schedule in picking the date.</font></font>&nbsp;<font color=3D"#000000"><font = size=3D-1>I talked to my mother about three weeks ago, and reminded her (a) I -have- a senior recital and (b) the exact date and time. She looked at her = calendar and told me that she and my sister were going on vacation and wouldn't be able to make it.</font></font></blockquote>   </body> </html>   --------------0D2237CC6784475DC221251B--    
(back) Subject: Re: Need advice From: "Gary Blevins" <gsblvns@camalott.com> Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 12:10:04 -0600   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0056_01C0A0B6.377B66A0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Hello Rebekah I can't improve on the responses already posted; this is a great list =3D who all care! I'll just send 'BEST WISHES'! Have a great recital! -Gary   ----- Original Message -----=3D20 From: Rebekah Ingram=3D20 To: PipeChat=3D20 Sent: Monday, February 26, 2001 7:50 PM Subject: Need advice     Hi everyone,   I have something that's been weighing on my mind for about 3 weeks, =3D and I would like some other opinions.   I scheduled my recital back in November for April 21st at 5pm. As many = =3D of you know, my mother's an organist as well, so I tried to accommodate = =3D her schedule in picking the date.=3D20   I talked to my mother about three weeks ago, and reminded her (a) I =3D -have- a senior recital and (b) the exact date and time. She looked at =3D her calendar and told me that she and my sister were going on vacation =3D and wouldn't be able to make it.   I'm kind of upset by this, and I'm wondering what other reactions are. = =3D She -knew- for all four years that I have to have a senior recital in =3D order to graduate. I suppose I should have reminded her earlier, but my = =3D last recital was the same time last year. A close friend of mine =3D commented that it seemed to her to be a horrible thing to do, saying =3D that she hoped that at least her closest family members would come for =3D that occasion. My father usually has to work on weekends, and he =3D wouldn't really understand it as well as my mother anyway...   I know I'm peeved (well, more upset than peeved), but I don't know =3D whether or not I have a right to be.=3D20   Guess you all will have to show up and cheer me up. :-( Feel free to =3D respond privately.   -Rebekah     ------=3D_NextPart_000_0056_01C0A0B6.377B66A0 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 http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type content=3D3D"text/html; =3D charset=3D3Diso-8859-1"> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 5.50.4522.1801" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV>Hello Rebekah</DIV> <DIV>I can't&nbsp;improve on the responses already posted; this is a =3D great list=3D20 who all care!&nbsp; I'll just send 'BEST WISHES'!&nbsp; Have a great=3D20 recital!</DIV> <DIV>-Gary</DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <BLOCKQUOTE dir=3D3Dltr=3D20 style=3D3D"PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; =3D BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px"> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial">----- Original Message ----- </DIV> <DIV=3D20 style=3D3D"BACKGROUND: #e4e4e4; FONT: 10pt arial; font-color: =3D black"><B>From:</B>=3D20 <A title=3D3Drringram@syr.edu href=3D3D"mailto:rringram@syr.edu">Rebekah = =3D Ingram</A>=3D20 </DIV> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>To:</B> <A =3D title=3D3Dpipechat@pipechat.org=3D20 href=3D3D"mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org">PipeChat</A> </DIV> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Sent:</B> Monday, February 26, 2001 = =3D 7:50=3D20 PM</DIV> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Subject:</B> Need advice</DIV> <DIV><BR></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D3D#000000 size=3D3D2>Hi everyone,</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D3D#000000 size=3D3D2>I have something that's been =3D weighing on my=3D20 mind for about 3 weeks, and I would like some other =3D opinions.</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D3D#000000 size=3D3D2>I scheduled my recital back in = =3D November for=3D20 April 21st at 5pm. As many of you know, my mother's an organist as =3D well, so I=3D20 tried to accommodate her schedule in picking the date. </FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D3D#000000 size=3D3D2>I talked to my mother about = three =3D weeks ago,=3D20 and reminded her (a) I -have- a senior recital and (b) the exact date = =3D and=3D20 time. She looked at her calendar and told me that she and my sister =3D were going=3D20 on vacation and wouldn't be able to make it.</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D3D#000000 size=3D3D2>I'm kind of upset by this, and = I'm =3D wondering=3D20 what other reactions are. She -knew- for all four years that I have to = =3D have a=3D20 senior recital in order to graduate. I suppose I should have reminded = =3D her=3D20 earlier, but my last recital was the same time last year. A close =3D friend of=3D20 mine commented that it seemed to her to be a horrible thing to do, =3D saying that=3D20 she hoped that at least her closest family members would come for that = =3D   occasion. My father usually has to work on weekends, and he wouldn't =3D really=3D20 understand it as well as my mother anyway...</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D3D#000000 size=3D3D2>I know I'm peeved (well, more = =3D upset than=3D20 peeved), but I don't know whether or not I have a right to be. =3D </FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D3D#000000 size=3D3D2>Guess you all will have to show = up =3D and cheer=3D20 me up. :-( Feel free to respond privately.</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D3D#000000 size=3D3D2>-Rebekah</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0056_01C0A0B6.377B66A0--    
(back) Subject: Re: salaries From: "Stephen Barker" <steve@ststephenscanterbury.freeserve.co.uk> Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 18:35:11 -0000   Dear All,   Having read all this about Salaries, I'd be interested to know how much = work people do in their jobs... I'm Organist and Choirmaster of a Parish Church in the UK. I have a choir of about 35, including 10 children. I have two rehearsals a week, a Sung Eucharist on a Sunday morning and Choral = Evensong in the Evening. On the first Sunday of the month there is an aditional Family Service. We also have a Sung Eucharist on major Feast Days (Epiphany, Candlemas, Ash Wednesday etc...) I take away just under =A3200 = (UK Pounds) a month, after paying taxes. I think that is about $300? (very roughly!)... What are things like on the other side of the pond? Incidently, I also work full time as a secondary school teacher (ages = 11-18)   Steve Barker   Organist and Choirmaster St Stephen's Church, Canterbury Education and Training Officer Canterbury Royal School of Church Music     ----- Original Message ----- From: "Wietstock, Steven M" <swietsto@indiana.edu> To: "'PipeChat'" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2001 12:26 PM Subject: RE: salaries     > "Personally, I think the AGO guidelines ($40K for full time for someone with > a > DOCTORATE??!!) are low, bordering on the absurd." > > I would be happy to receive the AGO recommended salary for a part-time > position. I am at about 50% of the lowest published salary in the AGO > guidelines without any benefits even though I have 20+ years experience. > This is pretty typical for the midwest based on my experience and those = of > several colleagues of mine. > > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ > Steven M. Wietstock, Ph.D. Phone: 812-855-2700 > Coord. of Instructional Programs Fax: 812-855-8300 > Department of Chemistry, C021 > Indiana University Email: swietsto@indiana.edu > 800 E. Kirkwood Ave > Bloomington, IN 47405-7102 > > President, Bloomington Advisors' Council > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ > > "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: Need advice From: "r" <basset3@warwick.net> Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 14:33:34 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_000A_01C0A0CA.436B0920 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Rebekah This issue of your mother's not attending has nothing to do with your =3D organ playing. It is a familial relationship issue; there are other =3D dynamics at play here that need to be looked at. It's not about the =3D music; it's about your mother and her priorities. I surmise this =3D scenario has occurred more than once in your growing up. Go on and play with gusto. It's your moment; own it. Robert Clooney     ------=3D_NextPart_000_000A_01C0A0CA.436B0920 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 5.00.2919.6307" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>Rebekah</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>This issue of your mother's not attending has =3D nothing to do=3D20 with your organ playing.&nbsp; It is a familial relationship issue; =3D there are=3D20 other dynamics at play here that need to be looked at.&nbsp; It's not =3D about the=3D20 music; it's about your mother and her priorities.&nbsp; I surmise this =3D scenario=3D20 has occurred more than once in your growing up.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>Go on and play with gusto.&nbsp; It's your moment; = =3D own=3D20 it.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>Robert Clooney</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_000A_01C0A0CA.436B0920--    
(back) Subject: Re: explaining pipe organ costs to congregations(XPOSTED) From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 15:30:55 EST   In a message dated 2/27/2001 12:23:56 PM Pacific Standard Time, RonSeverin =   writes:   << I'll make an attempt, but only that! It would be very difficult to nail =   down all the minituae of pipe organ construction. Suffice it to say, this is a =   very complex engineering and labor intensive business. Every pipe organ has to be sonically matched to the building, including scaling fabricating, voicing, windchest design, complex winding systems, = designing linkage between the performer and the pipes, be it tracker or any form of Electric control. Cost of elemental materials vary by the day, wood is kiln dried, and aged. Various coatings and laquers must be selected and applied. Leathers are carefully selected for their various uses in an instrument. Metalic content of the various stops selected for the best finished results. Drawings made up for the exact location and fit of = every organ part. This for new organs, also rebuilt organs. Rebuilt or refurbished instruments depending on their quality of = materials could run 66% to 75% of new and sometimes higher. Taking all the above mentioned into consideration, building a quality pipe organ is very costly, and the profits very small. What is involved is manipulating raw materials into a musical instrument of exquisite beauty and reliability. This takes months, sometimes well over a year and thousands of man hours. It's the least understood work on the face of planet earth where each worker has to be an expert at what he does, overseen by a master builder. Far fewer organs would wind up at a dumpsite after 40-50 years of service if the average person knew 1/10th of what goes into building one. Each one is a precious outpouring of love lavished on it's beginning and completion. Physics, Math, and Engineering are the tools, along with innovation. immagination and conceptual abilities. I think committee members can relate to some of these things, when properly explained. A lot of money is involved, and the lowest bidder is not necessarily the best buy. This is not a bargain hunters item. Reputation, integrety, reliability, longevity are all words to be = strongly considered when purchasing one. The builder should also be an exact match for the kind of music desired. A Baroque copy organ would not be a good match for say a Baptist Church, where tone painting is desired. This is a very complex issue, and this is as far I can or will take it. Regards, Ron Severin >>  
(back) Subject: Recital Reminder From: "Stephen F. P. Karr" <karr_sf@ACADMN.MERCER.EDU> Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 15:58:36 -0500   Hello, all-   I am just writing to invite any and every one who may be in the Macon, = Georgia area on Friday, 2 March to my junior recital in Newton Hall on the campus = of Mercer University. I will be playing:   Messiaen: Transports de Joie fr. L'Ascension Bach: Sonata IV in e minor Hindemith: Sonata II Bach: Prelude and Fugue in D Major   If you come, feel free to introduce yourself. I'll be the guy in the tux.   -Stephen Karr      
(back) Subject: Re: Recital Reminder From: "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu> Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 16:34:40 -0500   WOW!!!!! What a program. It's like worth a trip from Lancaster PA to hear it. Good luck.   The Messiaen reminds me of my first recital I heard in NYC as a grad student. It was at St. Thomas Church, and this was the opening work. We sat there somewhat beyond the announced starting time, and since we could not see the console, we had no idea when - or if!! - it would start.   I sat behind some very fashionable lady wearing a fur neckpiece made from the coat of an animal who had given his life for her glory, and we = were all sorta "mellowing-out" when out came that fabulous outburst from the en chamade trumpet in the back. The animal around the woman's shoulders took on renewed life and must have jumped at least four inches!!!!! (Well, = O.K., the lady helped the animal leap again.) It was hard to keep quiet, much less a straight face.   Good luck, Herr Karr.   Karl E. Moyer Lancaster PA   > From: "Stephen F. P. Karr" <karr_sf@ACADMN.MERCER.EDU> > Reply-To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 15:58:36 -0500 > To: pipechat@pipechat.org, piporg-l@listserv.albany.edu > Subject: Recital Reminder > > Hello, all- > > I am just writing to invite any and every one who may be in the Macon, = Georgia > area on Friday, 2 March to my junior recital in Newton Hall on the = campus of > Mercer University. I will be playing: > > Messiaen: Transports de Joie fr. L'Ascension > Bach: Sonata IV in e minor > Hindemith: Sonata II > Bach: Prelude and Fugue in D Major > > If you come, feel free to introduce yourself. I'll be the guy in the = tux. > > -Stephen Karr > > > > "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: please forgive some bitter personal recollections From: <Posthorn8@aol.com> Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 16:41:11 EST   Bud, I empathize with you. I wanted nothing more than to be a performing = organist, classical as well as theatre. I lived for the organ. I LOVED to watch the white and gold Wurlitzer rise out of the pit in the spotlight.   My mother, still alive, is ultra right wing fundamentalist. All we heard = when we were growing up is that the rapture was going to happen at any time now...(that was 40 years ago,) and that Jesus could come at any second.   During my teens I played for a gospel quartet. When it came time for me to =   start thinking about a collage, she put a great deal of pressure on me to stay with the quartet and get "souls saved." If I were to attend college = it was going to be a Bible collage in Springfield MO. At the time I was = really struggling with my orientation. (A gay son and an over bearing = Pentecostal mother, can you spell disaster?) So I decided to stay with the quartet. I =   regret that now.   I have had some wonderful opportunities over the years to fulfill my = dream. I was house organist for Shea's Buffalo for a stint, and have given an occasional theatre organ concert. I sold pianos and organs for 22 years = and now am a musician full time. I play for the Rochester Gay Men's Chorus, I = am an accompanist for the Rochester City School District, I play for a = Catholic Church, and I play quite often at the George Eastman House on the 4 manual =   Aeolian. It's fun and I get a great deal of fulfillment from it, but it's = not what I wanted to do. Looking back I should have just walked out when I = had the chance and moved to San Francisco. It was my dream to study with = Richard Pervis.   I was young and bought into a religious system that was rammed down my = throat by my mother. We don't talk to each other very much anymore. Maybe she = will buy the CD I just produced to raise money for the organ fund at church. = Then again maybe she won't. Since I'm out of the closet she has not heard me = play.   Tim Schramm    
(back) Subject: Special Reduced Rates for New AGO Members now -> Mar 31 From: "Pat Maimone" <patmai@juno.com> Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 18:14:55 -0500   Dear Listers,   It's that great time of year!   According to p. 26 of the March issue of The American Organist (TAO), for _New_ Members Only, Special Reduced Rates are available from Feb 1- March 31, 2001, for the remainder of the 2000-2001 Membership year.   Chapter Portion: set by each chapter National Portion: $30 (regular) $20 (special - 65 and over, disabled) $13 student - (with school ID) $16 partner - (2nd member at same address)   Please return the form on p. 26 to American Guild of Organists 475 Riverside Drive Suite 1260 New York, NY 10115   or see the AGO's web site http://www.agohq.org to contact an officer of your local chapter.   Pat Maimone (newly appointed) District Convener, 8 Upstate NY AGO chapters Immediate Past Dean, Central Hudson Valley Chapter AGO   Organist/Director of Musical Activities, Post Chapel 692 Biddle Loop West Point, NY 10996-1390 III/57 Aeolian-Skinner/Moeller/Gress-Miles ________________________________________________________________ GET INTERNET ACCESS FROM JUNO! Juno offers FREE or PREMIUM Internet access for less! Join Juno today! For your FREE software, visit: http://dl.www.juno.com/get/tagj.  
(back) Subject: Postludes, Perry Mason Sutton, and Marches From: "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu> Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 20:35:31 -0400   >-----Original Message----- >if something needs to be fudged on, >then the postlude it is.     Most of my church's organ aficianados are in the choir, and they're=20 not around for the prelude. So it's just the opposite for me: I have=20 to put all my effort into the postlude. It's getting so they expect=20 me to play something formidable--recently it's been: Finale, from=20 Sonata no. 1, Guilmant (1/28); Finale, Organ Symphony no. 3, Vierne=20 (2/4); Prelude and Fugue in D Minor, Buxtehude (I slacked off)=20 (2/11); Toccata sur le Veni Creator, Litaize (2/18); Saltarello (also=20 known as "Clowns of Calabria" [but I couldn't print that in the=20 bulletin!], from the Carnival Suite), Robert Crandell (2/25). I play=20 good stuff, meditative Vierne, Widor, Willan, etc., for the prelude,=20 but I feel that no one listens; it would be hard to, given the level=20 of conversation. A dozen or so gather on the organ side of the=20 sanctuary, though, to watch me play the postlude.   We recently had some discussion in the Music and Worship Committee=20 about postludes. One lady in the choir, bless her heart, wanted to=20 have someone announce to the congregation that they should sit down=20 and listen to the postlude, as it was an integral part of the=20 service. I didn't feel comfortable with this, however, and pointed=20 out that the postlude is a time when people like to greet each other=20 and talk a bit, and that that is ok with me, because my postludes are=20 usually loud enough that those who wish to listen to the music can=20 hear it over the talking. It's joyous music, as other members of the=20 Music and Worship Committee said, meant to send folks out with a=20 cheerful countenance. Cheerful conversation just adds to the festive=20 air.   Glenda, that was a wonderful story. Like Handel, you were playing=20 too well to play them out! Good show!   I'm thinking of playing nothing but marches for March, by the way, at=20 least for the first few Sundays, to see if anyone gets the joke. For=20 March 4: Prelude: Marche religieuse by Boellmann; Offertory:=20 "Comme une marche" from 24 pieces by Andr=E9 Fleury; Postlude: March=20 (from the Suite [1905]) by James Rogers. There are a lot of=20 interesting marches about: e.g., Marche grotesque by Richard Purvis,=20 Marche Moderne by Edwin Lemare; Marche Pontificale by Widor from=20 Symnphony no. 1; not to mention Elgar, Brewer, Ireland, and Alcock.=20 March into spring!   Randy Runyon organist, Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati runyonr@muohio.edu  
(back) Subject: Recital (NYC) CRoss-post From: "Douglas A Campbell" <dougcampbell@juno.com> Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 20:51:19 -0500   Dear Listers,   On Sunday March 4th, Young protege Scott Myers will be presenting his first New York City Recital at St. Thomas' Church. The REcital starts at 5:15 following the 4 PM Evensong.   His program is as follows:   Program for St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue March 4, 2001   Scott Myers, organist Doylestown, PA   Prelude and Fugue in Eb major, BWV552 J.S. Bach   Joy of the Redeemed Clarence Dickinson   Trio Sonata No. 3 in D minor, BWV527 J.S. Bach Vivace   Suite No. 1 Calvin Hampton Fanfares   Suite pour Orgue, Opus 5 Maurice Durufle Sicilienne   Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Opus 42 Alexandre Guilmant Final   ***   Scott is a graduating Junior at Interlochen and will be auditioning for John Weaver at Curtis on March 13th.   If you are in the area, please come and hear this new talent !     Douglas A. Campbell Skaneateles, NY  
(back) Subject: Re: salaries From: <DRAWKNOB@aol.com> Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 21:25:59 EST   In a message dated 2/27/01 12:41:58 PM Central Standard Time,=20 steve@ststephenscanterbury.freeserve.co.uk writes:   << I take away just under =A3200 (UK Pounds) a month, after paying taxes. I think that is about $300? (very roughly!)... What are things like on the other side of the pond? >>   I have a lighter load of work than you do and I make much more than that...=20 Not meaning to brag, it is just a fact.   John    
(back) Subject: Music for Sale, Anyone? From: "Robert Hanudel" <hanudel@schoollink.net> Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 22:24:58 -0500   Hello............ I'm new to this list and am serving as a strictly parttime organist for a small Catholic church (Baldwin/2-manual). I am wondering if anyone has any organ music (sheet/book) he or she would be looking to sell. My library is rather "slim" and I'm looking for preludes, interludes, postludes. Would need to know your prices first; do understand about shipping/handling. Thank you very much for any response, and time involved. -Jane Hanudel