PipeChat Digest #2230 - Saturday, July 14, 2001
 
Re: program Sunday (Playing Level)
  by "Jeff White" <reedstop@prodigy.net>
 

(back) Subject: Re: program Sunday (Playing Level) From: "Jeff White" <reedstop@prodigy.net> Date: Sat, 14 Jul 2001 02:41:22 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0151_01C10C0E.77F67300 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Bruce said:   Is music written for funeral processions sacred music?=3D20 If so, then Joplin rags are perfectly acceptable. Sheep May Safely =3D Graze=3D20 is not actually sacred music, except that Bach considered everything he = =3D wrote=3D20 "sacred", as it was written for a secular occasion. If music glorifies = =3D God,=3D20 it is sacred!=3D20   I reply:   Fair point. However, how many people knew that? I agree with your =3D last statement. How can you say "Sheep" isn't sacred? I've seen the =3D text. My choir sang it a few years ago. Of course, it could have been = =3D revised for church use, I will concede that point.   The whole thing about this was using secular vs. sacred music in a =3D recital. Of course, we've read of people using things such as the Star = =3D Wars Main Title for a recessional...something sure to get a dismissal =3D from most parishes I've associated with. Perhaps it depends on the =3D congregation itself. Mainly, though, I wanted to say that there is good = =3D music out there that is hymn-based that isn't all choral preludes, and =3D was written for use in worship. It doesn't have to be 'boring'. But =3D then, I'm considering the late 20th century composers: Manz, Burkhardt, = =3D Ore, etc. The program will only be as boring as the organist picking it = =3D wants it to be. :-)   Regards, Jeff   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0151_01C10C0E.77F67300 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">Bruce said:</FONT></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT lang=3D3D0 face=3D3DArial =3D color=3D3D#000000 size=3D3D2=3D20 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF">Is music written for funeral processions sacred =3D music? <BR>If=3D20 so, then Joplin rags are perfectly acceptable. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Sheep =3D May=3D20 Safely Graze <BR>is not actually sacred music, except that Bach =3D considered=3D20 everything he wrote <BR>"sacred", as it was written for a secular =3D occasion.=3D20 &nbsp;&nbsp;If music glorifies God, <BR>it is sacred! =3D <BR></FONT></FONT><FONT=3D20 face=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT lang=3D3D0 face=3D3DArial color=3D3D#000000 = =3D size=3D3D2=3D20 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF"></FONT></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT lang=3D3D0 face=3D3DArial =3D color=3D3D#000000 size=3D3D2=3D20 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF">I reply:</FONT></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT lang=3D3D0 face=3D3DArial =3D color=3D3D#000000 size=3D3D2=3D20 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF"></FONT></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT lang=3D3D0 face=3D3DArial =3D color=3D3D#000000 size=3D3D2=3D20 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF">Fair point.&nbsp; However, how many people = knew=3D20 that?&nbsp;&nbsp; I agree with your last statement.&nbsp; How can you =3D say=3D20 "Sheep" isn't sacred?&nbsp; I've seen the text.&nbsp; My choir sang it a = =3D few=3D20 years ago.&nbsp; Of course, it could have been revised for church use, I = =3D will=3D20 concede that point.</FONT></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT lang=3D3D0 face=3D3DArial =3D color=3D3D#000000 size=3D3D2=3D20 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF"></FONT></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT lang=3D3D0 face=3D3DArial =3D color=3D3D#000000 size=3D3D2=3D20 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF">The whole thing about this was using secular vs. = =3D sacred music=3D20 in a recital.&nbsp; Of course, we've read of people using things such as = =3D the=3D20 Star Wars Main Title for a recessional...something sure to get a =3D dismissal from=3D20 most parishes I've associated with.&nbsp; Perhaps it depends on the =3D congregation=3D20 itself.&nbsp; Mainly, though, I wanted to say that there is good music =3D out there=3D20 that is hymn-based that isn't all choral preludes, and was written for =3D use in=3D20 worship.&nbsp; It doesn't have to be 'boring'.&nbsp; But then, I'm =3D considering=3D20 the late 20th century composers:&nbsp; Manz, Burkhardt, Ore, etc.&nbsp; = =3D The=3D20 program will only be as boring as the organist picking it wants it to =3D be.&nbsp;=3D20 :-)</FONT></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT lang=3D3D0 face=3D3DArial =3D color=3D3D#000000 size=3D3D2=3D20 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF"></FONT></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT lang=3D3D0 face=3D3DArial =3D color=3D3D#000000 size=3D3D2=3D20 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF">Regards,</FONT></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT lang=3D3D0 face=3D3DArial =3D color=3D3D#000000 size=3D3D2=3D20 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF">Jeff</DIV></FONT></FONT></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0151_01C10C0E.77F67300--