PipeChat Digest #2227 - Friday, July 13, 2001
 
Re: (Playing Level)
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: program Sunday
  by "Michael K. Cronin" <mcronin@iag.net>
Re: program Sunday (Playing Level)
  by <TEvans1032@aol.com>
Re: program Sunday
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: program Sunday (Playing Level)
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
looking for music
  by "andersen" <andersen@dtgnet.com>
Re: program Sunday (Playing Level)
  by <TEvans1032@aol.com>
Re: program Sunday (Playing Level)
  by "Jeff White" <reedstop@prodigy.net>
Re: looking for music
  by <Bobmac36@aol.com>
Re: (Playing Level)
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Re: looking for music
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: (Playing Level) From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2001 17:29:13 -0700   I'm having the following experience: after three or four life-threatening = surgeries and two strokes, my playing of repertoire is slowly receding to = the level at which I played in high school (I've had a church job since I = was ten). BUT, that which forms the CORE of my playing and musicianship, = the SERVICE PLAYING, I think, will be the LAST to go, since I've ALWAYS = been better at THAT than the big repertoire, though I learned a fair = amount of it in Conservatory. And it is THAT which will keep me employed = for another 10-15 years, I think.   As a church organist who never had an interest in being a concert organist = or playing recitals, I found that MUCH of what was taught in Conservatory = was less than useful TO ME in my chosen field. And indeed those of us who = intended to go into church music were very much looked down upon in the = 1960s.   I had to dig up and learn the better CHURCH repertoire on my own AFTER = Conservatory ... the SMALLER Reger pieces, the SMALLER Langlais, the = SMALLER Tournemire, the SMALLER Vierne and Widor movements, even the Bach = chorale-preludes that weren't taught, for the most part. I learned MUCH of = Clavieruebung III on my own ... not exactly "small" repertoire, but MUCH = more useful length-wise than the Preludes and Fugues.   I don't THINK there's been anyone in this country since the death of The = Fox and Biggs who has earned his/her living SOLELY by concertizing ... = MAYBE Roger Hazelton, Carlo Curley, Ted Alan Worth, etc., and maybe NOW = Fred Swann since he's retired from his church job, but that's a rather = short list against the THOUSANDS of organists who got degrees in the '60s = and '70s, and even the hundreds who are organ majors currently. Ditto = teaching positions.   One would THINK that fact would filter down to the organ departments, but = evidently it hasn't in most places. My (self-taught) composing, arranging, = and orchestration skills have been of FAR more use than MOST of what I = learned as an organ performance major.   Cheers,   Bud-by-the-Beach        
(back) Subject: Re: program Sunday From: "Michael K. Cronin" <mcronin@iag.net> Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2001 22:02:57 -0500   Josh Edwards wrote: > ... what do you all think?? > > 1.. Festive Trumpet Tune - David German > 2.. Fugue in G minor, S. 578 - Johann S. Bach > 3.. Ave Verum Corpus - Wolfgang A. Mozart > 4.. God of Grace - Paul Manz > 5.. What A Friend We Have in Jesus - James Pethel > 6.. Litanies from Trois Pi=CBces pour Grand Orgue - Jehan Alain > 7.. Trio No. 1 - Josef Rheinberger > 8.. Fantasia on Lobe Den Herren - James and Stan Pethel (assisted = by > Marietta Carmichael) > 9.. Suite Gothique, Op. 25 - Leon Boellmann > > Please remember that I am only completed my sophomore year in college... = do > you think this is advanced enough for that year in school?   Josh:   I don't know German, Pethel, or Rheinberger, but based on the rest of your program, it looks interesting and appealing. The fact that it is being performed by a college sophomore makes it all the more appealing.   Can't answer your question on "advanced enough". ___________________________ Michael K. Cronin Ormond Beach, FL http://www.iag.net/~mcronin  
(back) Subject: Re: program Sunday (Playing Level) From: <TEvans1032@aol.com> Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2001 00:10:07 EDT     --part1_f3.cd524a4.287fce9f_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 7/12/01 6:49:16 PM Central Daylight Time, Cremona502@cs.com writes:   This came up in a meeting I had today with two fellow organists. We are doing a concert in November here in St. Louis, we discussed what would be more appealing to the listeners as well as us. We agreed we needed some "big" pieces for those true diehard organ fans, but we are gearing our program more towards familiar tunes, mostly hymn based, to allow the = audience to be able to go, "oh I know this one" We Hope they leave with a hymn tune 'stuck' in their head. Each of us will = have our non hymn based pieces, to show we can do them. But the rest will be stuff we use in services.   Trav     > Pete makes an excellent point. There is far too much non-difficult = music > that is very beautiful neglected simply because it is not "hard enough." = > There are wonderful pieces that would make any recital more interesting = and > enjoyable. Recitalists should not be afraid to use these pieces. >       --part1_f3.cd524a4.287fce9f_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 = 7/12/01 6:49:16 PM Central Daylight Time, <BR>Cremona502@cs.com writes: <BR> <BR>This came up in a meeting I had today with two fellow organists. = &nbsp;We are <BR>doing a concert in November here in St. Louis, we discussed what would = be <BR>more appealing to the listeners as well as us. &nbsp;We agreed we = needed some <BR>"big" pieces for those true diehard organ fans, but we are gearing our =   <BR>program more towards familiar tunes, mostly hymn based, to allow the = audience <BR>to be able to go, "oh I know this one" &nbsp;We <BR>Hope they leave with a hymn tune 'stuck' in their head. &nbsp;Each of = us will have <BR>our non hymn based pieces, to show we can do them. &nbsp;But the rest = will be <BR>stuff we use in services. <BR> <BR>Trav <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">Pete makes an = excellent point. &nbsp;&nbsp;There is far too much non-difficult music <BR>that is very beautiful neglected simply because it is not "hard = enough." &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <BR>There are wonderful pieces that would make any recital more = interesting and <BR>enjoyable. &nbsp;Recitalists should not be afraid to use these pieces. =   <BR></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR> <BR></FONT></HTML>   --part1_f3.cd524a4.287fce9f_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: program Sunday From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2001 00:13:44 EDT     --part1_23.e49ab0f.287fcf78_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"ISO-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Josh... More important than the difficulty of the pieces is the "satisfaction = level"=3D =3D20 of your program.   For instance:=3D20   1) there are four pieces with familiar melodies:=3D20 Ave Verum Corpus - Wolfgang A. Mozart God of Grace - Paul Manz What A Friend We Have in Jesus - James Pethel Fantasia on Lobe Den Herren - James and Stan Pethel=3D20   2) A familiar Bach piece Fugue in G-minor   3) Quiet pieces with interesting melodies Trio No. 1 - Josef Rheinberger Prayer (Suite Gothique, Op. 25 - Leon Boellmann)   4) Fun and energetic music Minuet (Suite Gothique, Op. 25 - Leon Boellmann) Festive Trumpet Tune - David German   5) Flashy and bombastic music Litanies from Trois Pi=3DCBces pour Grand Orgue - Jehan Alain   6) Majestic and grand music Prelude (Suite Gothique, Op. 25 - Leon Boellmann)   Your selections give a good variety of tone and texture, showing the = complet=3D e=3D20 tonal compass of the organ, as well as a good cross-section of complicated = t=3D o=3D20 simply constructed music.   Looks like a good program to me.     Bruce Cornely ~ Cremona502@cs.com =3D20 with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Duncan, Miles, Molly, and Dewi Visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/   --part1_23.e49ab0f.287fcf78_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"ISO-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML><FONT FACE=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3D2>Josh... <BR>More important than the difficulty of the pieces is the "satisfaction = le=3D vel"=3D20 <BR>of your program. <BR> <BR>For instance:=3D20 <BR> <BR>1) &nbsp;there are four pieces with familiar melodies:=3D20 <BR>Ave Verum Corpus - Wolfgang A. Mozart <BR>God of Grace - Paul Manz <BR>What A Friend We Have in Jesus - James Pethel <BR>Fantasia on Lobe Den Herren - James and Stan Pethel=3D20 <BR> <BR>2) A familiar Bach piece <BR>Fugue in G-minor <BR> <BR>3) Quiet pieces with interesting melodies <BR>Trio No. 1 - Josef Rheinberger <BR>Prayer &nbsp;(Suite Gothique, Op. 25 - Leon Boellmann) <BR> <BR>4) Fun and energetic music <BR>Minuet (Suite Gothique, Op. 25 - Leon Boellmann) <BR>Festive Trumpet Tune - David German <BR> <BR>5) Flashy and bombastic music <BR>Litanies from Trois Pi=3DCBces pour Grand Orgue - Jehan Alain <BR> <BR>6) Majestic and grand music <BR>Prelude (Suite Gothique, Op. 25 - Leon Boellmann) <BR> <BR>Your selections give a good variety of tone and texture, showing the = com=3D plete=3D20 <BR>tonal compass of the organ, as well as a good cross-section of = complicat=3D ed to=3D20 <BR>simply constructed music. <BR> <BR>Looks like a good program to me. <BR> <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>Visit Howling Acres at = &nbsp;&nbsp;http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/<=3D /FONT></HTML>   --part1_23.e49ab0f.287fcf78_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: program Sunday (Playing Level) From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2001 00:27:16 EDT     --part1_c8.1773dd7f.287fd2a4_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 7/13/01 12:10:47 AM Eastern Daylight Time, TEvans1032@aol.com writes:     > We agreed we needed some "big" pieces for those true diehard organ fans, = but > we are gearing our program more towards familiar tunes, mostly hymn = based, > to allow the audience to be able to go, "oh I know this one"   Of course, I'm going to disagree with this approach since I don't like to hear service music in organ recitals (and don't like hymn-based music as preludes or postludes either!). It seems to me that it would be better = for promoting organ literature to leave the audience with interesting melodies = of organ music to hum on their way out. These pieces sould be = occasionally repeated at recitals so that THEN they may leave saying, "Oh, I know that piece!"   Some of these pieces are: Trumpet tunes and voluntaries by Purcell, Clarke, Johnson, Hollins, etc. Solemn Melody - Walford-Davies, Elegy - Thalben-Ball Folk Tune - Callahan Folk Song - Whitlock Air (Water Music) - Handel Priere (Suite Gothique) - Boellmann Cantilena - Rheinberger (from a Sonata) Slow movements from sonatas - Mendelssohn Fugues in g-minor - Bach (Little and Great) Finale - Vierne (Symphony I)     Bruce Cornely ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Duncan, Miles, Molly, and Dewi Visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/   --part1_c8.1773dd7f.287fd2a4_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 = 7/13/01 12:10:47 AM Eastern Daylight Time, <BR>TEvans1032@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">We agreed we = needed some "big" pieces for those true diehard organ fans, but <BR>we are gearing our program more towards familiar tunes, mostly hymn = based, <BR>to allow the audience to be able to go, "oh I know this one" = &nbsp;</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>Of course, I'm going to disagree with this approach since I don't like = to <BR>hear service music in organ recitals (and don't like hymn-based music = as <BR>preludes or postludes either!). &nbsp;&nbsp;It seems to me that it = would be better for <BR>promoting organ literature to leave the audience with interesting = melodies &nbsp; <BR>of organ music to hum on their way out. &nbsp;&nbsp;These pieces sould = be occasionally <BR>repeated at recitals so that THEN they may leave saying, "Oh, I know = that <BR>piece!" <BR> <BR>Some of these pieces are: <BR>Trumpet tunes and voluntaries by Purcell, Clarke, Johnson, Hollins, = etc. <BR>Solemn Melody - Walford-Davies, <BR>Elegy - Thalben-Ball <BR>Folk Tune - Callahan <BR>Folk Song - Whitlock <BR>Air (Water Music) - Handel <BR>Priere (Suite Gothique) &nbsp;- Boellmann <BR>Cantilena - Rheinberger &nbsp;(from a Sonata) <BR>Slow movements from sonatas - Mendelssohn <BR>Fugues in g-minor - Bach &nbsp;(Little and Great) <BR>Finale - Vierne &nbsp;(Symphony I) <BR> <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>Visit Howling Acres at = &nbsp;&nbsp;http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/</FONT></HTML>   --part1_c8.1773dd7f.287fd2a4_boundary--  
(back) Subject: looking for music From: "andersen" <andersen@dtgnet.com> Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2001 23:35:04 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0017_01C10B2B.46AE1E80 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   A bride requested a piece of music that I cannot locate. She heard the = =3D CD "Festive Organ Music". The piece that caught her attention is =3D Processional on "Praise to the Lord the Almighty", by Martin Shaw. This = =3D CD was put out by Word in 1991 and says there is an organ book =3D available. Unfortunately it is now out of print, so I need help =3D locating a source for this piece. Any help would be greatly =3D appreciated. Thanks. Sylvia   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0017_01C10B2B.46AE1E80 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 5.50.4134.600" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>A bride requested a piece of music = that =3D I cannot=3D20 locate.&nbsp; She heard the CD "Festive Organ Music".&nbsp; The piece =3D that=3D20 caught her attention is <U>Processional on "Praise to the Lord the=3D20 Almighty"</U>, by Martin Shaw.&nbsp; This CD was put out by Word in 1991 = =3D and=3D20 says there is an organ book available.&nbsp; Unfortunately it is now out = =3D of=3D20 print, so I need help locating a source for this piece.&nbsp; Any help =3D would be=3D20 greatly appreciated.&nbsp; Thanks.&nbsp; =3D Sylvia</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0017_01C10B2B.46AE1E80--    
(back) Subject: Re: program Sunday (Playing Level) From: <TEvans1032@aol.com> Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2001 00:37:44 EDT     --part1_b8.182d0f64.287fd518_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 7/12/01 11:29:18 PM Central Daylight Time, Cremona502@cs.com writes:     > Of course, I'm going to disagree with this approach since I don't like = to > hear service music in organ recitals (and don't like hymn-based music as =   > preludes or postludes either!). It seems to me that it would be better =   > for > promoting organ literature to leave the audience with interesting = melodies > > of organ music to hum on their way out. These pieces sould be > occasionally > repeated at recitals so that THEN they may leave saying, "Oh, I know = that > piece!" > >   I agree somewhat with this, when doing a solo recital I do more non hymn based stuff. But also realzie this is in a church, we have to reach to = the audience with stuff they know first, and then introduce new tunes they can =   recognize later. But just throwing all new stuff at them will not allow = them to grasp something they know.   Travis   --part1_b8.182d0f64.287fd518_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 = 7/12/01 11:29:18 PM Central Daylight Time, <BR>Cremona502@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">Of course, I'm = going to disagree with this approach since I don't like to <BR>hear service music in organ recitals (and don't like hymn-based music = as <BR>preludes or postludes either!). &nbsp;&nbsp;It seems to me that it = would be better <BR>for <BR>promoting organ literature to leave the audience with interesting = melodies &nbsp; <BR>&nbsp; <BR>of organ music to hum on their way out. &nbsp;&nbsp;These pieces sould = be <BR>occasionally <BR>repeated at recitals so that THEN they may leave saying, "Oh, I know = that <BR>piece!" <BR> <BR></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR> <BR>I agree somewhat with this, when doing a solo recital I do more non = hymn <BR>based stuff. &nbsp;But also realzie this is in a church, we have to = reach to the <BR>audience with stuff they know first, and then introduce new tunes they = can <BR>recognize later. &nbsp;But just throwing all new stuff at them will = not allow them <BR>to grasp something they know. <BR> <BR>Travis</FONT></HTML>   --part1_b8.182d0f64.287fd518_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: program Sunday (Playing Level) From: "Jeff White" <reedstop@prodigy.net> Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2001 23:42:50 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0192_01C10B2C.5CDAE340 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Of course, I'm going to disagree with this approach since I don't like =3D to=3D20 hear service music in organ recitals (and don't like hymn-based music as = =3D   preludes or postludes either!).     Hi, Bruce...   Yeah, but you have to consider your audience. If you're giving a =3D recital in a church to be attended by mostly your own church members, =3D you want to appeal to their sense of familiarity, whether hymn-based or = =3D not. Personally, I think it makes a service piece (prelude/postlude) a = =3D bit more meaningful if it can be tied into the hymns used in the =3D service. Sure, it is great to mix in non-hymn-based pieces as well, so = =3D long as it works for the type of service being played. The main =3D difference is recital versus worship, but to exclude the hymn-based =3D pieces not only puts composers out of work, but I think you lose a lot =3D of beautiful music as well. "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" is a great =3D example...and people LOVE that piece (even if we are sick of it from =3D having played it so much.)   Just my 2-cents.   Jeff     ------=3D_NextPart_000_0192_01C10B2C.5CDAE340 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 5.50.4611.1300" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT lang=3D3D0 face=3D3DArial =3D color=3D3D#000000 size=3D3D2=3D20 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF">Of course, I'm going to disagree with this approach = =3D since I=3D20 don't like to <BR>hear service music in organ recitals (and don't = like=3D20 hymn-based music as <BR>preludes or postludes =3D either!).</FONT></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Hi, Bruce...</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Yeah, but you have to consider your = =3D audience.&nbsp;=3D20 If you're giving a recital in a church to be attended by mostly your own = =3D church=3D20 members, you want to appeal to their sense of familiarity, whether =3D hymn-based or=3D20 not.&nbsp; Personally, I think it makes a service piece =3D (prelude/postlude) a bit=3D20 more meaningful if it can be tied into the hymns used in the =3D service.&nbsp;=3D20 Sure, it is great to mix in non-hymn-based pieces as well, so long as it = =3D works=3D20 for the type of service being played.&nbsp; The main difference is =3D recital=3D20 versus worship, but to exclude the hymn-based pieces not only puts =3D composers out=3D20 of work, but I think you lose a lot of beautiful music as well.&nbsp; =3D "Jesu, Joy=3D20 of Man's Desiring" is a great example...and people LOVE that piece (even = =3D if we=3D20 are sick of it from having played it so much.)</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Just my 2-cents.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Jeff</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0192_01C10B2C.5CDAE340--    
(back) Subject: Re: looking for music From: <Bobmac36@aol.com> Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2001 00:52:14 EDT   Does she want the piece for her entrance? If so, you don't need it all, = - just a fragment of it. Send your FAX number to me at my church address = and I'll FAX you a copy. Let me know if you need the whole thing. It's = fairly long. It's bobmac36@juno.com I'll be going in tomorrow - late morning.  
(back) Subject: Re: (Playing Level) From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2001 01:11:06 EDT   Hi Bud:   No truer words were ever spoken. Short, interesting pieces work well in a church setting. Improvisation also. Oh, there may be people who play full length pieces every Sunday, but I seriously doubt it. I 've = always said 95% of what an organist does is service music including hymns psalms, and Eucharistic ordinaries, and choir anthem accompaniment, and work with soloists. If a good sight reader, short preludes and postludes, and soft Communion music. Most of us are just too busy preparing all the important stuff to get too excited about a long Prelude and Fugue played in an empty church.   Ron by the cool Sea  
(back) Subject: Re: looking for music From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2001 02:08:20 EDT   Hi Sylvia:   The Martin Shaw piece is still in print, you don't need to buy a whole=20 album. It's called "Processional" on the Lobe den Herren tune. If this goes out of print the world will end.   Ron by the cool Sea   http://www.musicbase.org/E/SEV001.html http://www.churchorgansystems.com.html/products Fax:1-208-439-6781 Church Organ Systems of Orange County J=E4ger und Brommer Orgelbau St. Mary's by the Sea