PipeChat Digest #1846 - Wednesday, February 28, 2001
Re: Postludes, Perry Mason Sutton, and Marches
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com>
Re: Music for Sale, Anyone?
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
service lists, Ash Wednesday and Lent I, St. Matthew's, Newport Beach CA 
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>

(back) Subject: Re: Postludes, Perry Mason Sutton, and Marches From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 21:44:29 -0600   Randy, that's a good idea of having a theme for the postludes - the = "marches in March" is a good one.   A postlude to me is a continuation of the service (only recently has it become so to the rest of the congregation), but I generally want 'em fired up, in good spirits and ready to go out and serve the Lord.   I have found that this little list of composers' birthdays and deaths that = I compiled for myself has helped me tremendously in advance planning of the special music. Not that I feel compelled to do certain music because it = is a certain composer's birthday or date of death, but because I just have trouble recalling what music is in my cabinet available for use. Having = the composers' names in front of me helps me immediately to call to mind = certain music that may fit with the themes or motifs of that Sunday, or to just = come up with alternatives if nothing really seems to fit, particularly during those long "ordinary time" days. I don't know if I'm "in the box" or not = - sometimes it's a rectangle, sometimes a parallelogram with a hole in it.   This whole new trend of the congregation's sitting and listening to the postlude came about because some people wanted the candle-snuffing to be part of the service, so that people could remain and pray or do whatever until the candles were out. Someone wanted the priest to announce that = the dismissal would follow the postlude, and I too didn't like that idea - I didn't want to force people to stay and listen to a postlude when they = would not ordinarily do so. So the dismissal is before the postlude, but I = found out that the acolytes were slower than my usual minute or two postlude, so what the heck? I generally play up to five minutes, AND THEY STAY!   I don't know any of these marches - will have to take a look at them. = Good idea!   Glenda Sutton      
(back) Subject: Re: Music for Sale, Anyone? From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 02:08:03 EST   Hi Jane:   For most churches including RC a book or two of the Liturgical organist by Carlo Rossini, there are eight altogether. They are arranged by key beginning with C and the relative minor A through the circle of fifths. All are reasonably easy. Over a period of time playing these increases sight reading efficiency. An off shoot spinoff is that one finds it easier to improvise on simple themes. You do have to work at it, but you will develope your own unique style. At some point you'll realize you can=20 freely improvise, and that will only get stronger by doing it on a regular basis. Pick up some Kalmus reprints of some of the 17th and 18th=20 century French masters such as Jean Francois Dandrieu, Francois Couperin Mass of the Convents. There are some delightful short pieces here that everyone will enjoy including yourself.=20   This will get you started. A good music store in the area is a must. Some are limited as to what you can buy at anyone time, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Stay away from busy difficult music until you feel you are ready for it.   The Parish Organist by Augsburg Press is another good source. The=20 registrations may be a bit Baroque, but you can change those for one's more pleasing to your ear. There are literally tons of these available, some in Hard Cover and also soft cover. A subscription to the Organist's Companion by Wayne Leupold would also be a worth=20 while investment. They come out six times a year by liturgical season. They encompass very old pieces from centuries back to modern day pieces. A good variety.   Your preferences will become more focused as you play through the liturature. Some pieces you will like immediately others will grow on you, and some you will dislike altogether. This is called developing a taste. AGO Chapters sometimes offer old music at a great savings, from organists who have passed away or retired. If you are a member they will invite you to the sales. Get involved with a local chapter of AGO, run for an office, get known, and receive their monthly newsletter. The fee for full membership is in the low $70 range, and they will help you a lot if you go to meetings and get involved.   My 2=A2,   Ron Severin  
(back) Subject: service lists, Ash Wednesday and Lent I, St. Matthew's, Newport Beach CA (X-posted) From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 23:24:53 -0800   St. Matthew's Anglican Catholic Church 330 West Bay Street, Suite 120 Costa Mesa CA   ASH WEDNESDAY High Mass at 7 p.m.   Voluntary - Have Mercy Upon Me, O God - Bach Psalm 51 in Procession - Miserere Mei, Deus - Tonus in directum At the Imposition of Ashes Antiphon - Exaudi nos - Gregorian, mode 7 Antiphon - Immutemur - fauxbourdon, tone 2, with verses from Jeremiah Proper - Misereris - fauxbourdons/Gregorian Gradual Psalm 130 - De profundis - Tonus in directum Setting - Merbecke Anthems Create In Me A Clean Heart, O God - Mueller O Salutaris Hostia - C. Rossini/Clark Hymns With Broken Heart And Contrite Sigh - Babylon's Streams Forty Days And Forty Nights - Heinlein Voluntary - I Call To Thee, Lord Jesus Christ - Bach   *******************************************   LENT I High Mass at 10:30 a.m.   Voluntary - O Man, Bewail Thy Grievous Sins - Bach Proper - Invocabit me - Dr. Willan (SATB) Gradual Psalm 3 - Domine, quid multiplicati - Anglican Chant - John Blow in d minor Setting - Merbecke Anthem - Create In Me A Clean Heart, O God - Mueller Communion Psalm 91 - Qui habitat - Gregorian, Tone 2 Hymns Forty Days And Forty Nights - Heinlein In The Hour Of Trial - Penitence Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days - St. Flavian Voluntary - By Adam's Fall We Sinned All - Bach   ****************************************   There is ABSOLUTELY NO DOUBT as to where our Rector stands on the keeping of Lent (grin) ... ALL the old fasting rules and ALL the old breast-beating hymns (grin). The Clerk of the Vestry calls it "wrist-slitting season" (grin) ... she can't WAIT for the Gloria to come back at the Easter Vigil. I must admit, after a Lent like THAT, it's VERY effective (grin).   Cheers,   Bud