PipeChat Digest #1940 - Thursday, March 22, 2001
 
Re: Why little interest? I think I know first hand.
  by <Oboe32@aol.com>
Holy Rosary Cathedral organ
  by <ALamirande@aol.com>
Re: underwhelming
  by "Randy Terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com>
Re: California mission organs(Spanish Churches)
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
open consoles
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Jimmy Culp's CD
  by "William T. Van Pelt" <bill@organsociety.org>
Re: California mission organs(Spanish Churches)
  by "Ron Yost" <musik@tcsn.net>
Re: Josh - I know first hand.
  by "Randy Terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com>
Re: Holy Rosary Cathedral organ
  by "Bob North" <bnorth@intergate.ca>
locked consoles - Josh
  by "Randy Terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com>
Organs in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca>
Re: Holy Rosary Cathedral organ
  by "Joe Vitacco" <joe@pipeorgancds.com>
Re: Organ Duets?
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Re: Big Choral/Organ Palm Sunday and Easter Works
  by "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com>
Re: Organ Duets?
  by "Bob Kinner" <rkinner@one.net>
Re: organs and audiences
  by "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Other San Fran Organs of Note
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: Why Little Interest in Learning Organ?
  by "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Why little interest?  I think I know first hand
  by <Pologaptommy@aol.com>
Re: Some good advice for beginning organists
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Why little interest? I think I know first hand. From: <Oboe32@aol.com> Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 13:26:31 EST   Hey All, Many young organists face a similar situation when taking an = interest in the organ. The organ is owned by an establishment or used by a = person that is overly protective, or abundantly closed minded. I grew up in a Catholic Church where the organist thought he was God's = gift to the church. No one was allowed to touch or go near the console or = what I later found to be a TERRIBLE 12 rank mess by a local builder. I = grew up in his youth choir and sang random special occasions for him. It = was not until my freshman year at Westminster that I had the chance to = play a service there, a wedding that I was requested for over him. He = heard me play and finally told me I could practice at the church if I = wanted to. I said my thanks and diplomaticaly walked out. The moral of this story is that there is talent sitting in almost = every pew, it just has to be realized and cultivated. Locking our = consoles, having strict rules and guidelines about playing, and walking = around the church arrogantly and pompously does not win us students and = young eyes. This practice merely scares away those who could be continuing = on our field and even making it better than we know it to be! We HAVE to = be proactive and get out there with the instrument and the knowledge. We = have to convey how interesting and fun the organ really is for it to = continue as an art form.   -Pete Isherwood  
(back) Subject: Holy Rosary Cathedral organ From: <ALamirande@aol.com> Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 13:31:24 EST     --part1_f2.8862085.27eb9efc_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   You can see pictures of the installation of the restored and enlarged Karn-Warren organ --- restoration work by Casavant --- at http://www.holy-rosary.com click there on "Organ Restoration".   The organ now has a total of 51 ranks. But it sounds like a much larger organ. Proving that it's not the size of the organ that matters: it's the = quality and the workmanship and the overall design.   The new console follows the tradition used by some European builders (Beckerath, Flentrop, etc.): the colours of the keys are reversed. The "white" keys are black, and the "black" keys are white. Unlike Flentrop, though, the drawknobs are all within easy reach. As far as I can recall, there are 8 generals; but with a computer memory system, many more combinations are available.   This cathedral also has English-style bells in the tower; i.e., they are pulled by rope. And they do love to ring those bells! Every Sunday morning for 20 = minutes, before the 11 a.m. Mass.   At the moment of writing, this is the one really important organ in = existence in Vancouver. I've heard of another at the University of British Columbia =   --- a good 10 kilometers from downtown, but haven't had an opportunity to hear it yet. That university, incidentally, has a really spectacular = campus, and an anthropological museum. With anatomically graphic totem poles in front! The university is big on anthropology and Far Eastern studies.   The campus is on a high hilltop. If one walks down a long winding wooden staircase, one comes to Wreck Beach. (So named because, in the 17th = century, there were numerous shipwrecks in the area.) At the top of the staircase = is this sign: "Clothing optional"! Oh, and another sign: "No dogs = allowed".   Arthur LaMirande   --part1_f2.8862085.27eb9efc_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>You can see pictures of = the installation of the restored and enlarged <BR>Karn-Warren organ --- restoration work by Casavant --- at <BR>http://www.holy-rosary.com <BR>click there on "Organ Restoration". <BR> <BR>The organ now has a total of 51 ranks. &nbsp;But it sounds like a much = larger <BR>organ. <BR>Proving that it's not the size of the organ that matters: &nbsp;it's = the quality <BR>and the workmanship and the overall design. <BR> <BR>The new console follows the tradition used by some European builders <BR>(Beckerath, Flentrop, etc.): the colours of the keys are reversed. = &nbsp;The <BR>"white" keys are black, and the "black" keys are white. &nbsp;Unlike = Flentrop, <BR>though, the drawknobs are all within easy reach. &nbsp;As far as I can = recall, <BR>there are 8 generals; but with a computer memory system, many more <BR>combinations are available. <BR> <BR>This cathedral also has English-style bells in the tower; i.e., they = are <BR>pulled by rope. <BR>And they do love to ring those bells! &nbsp;Every Sunday morning for = 20 minutes, <BR>before the 11 a.m. Mass. <BR> <BR>At the moment of writing, this is the one really important organ in = existence <BR>in Vancouver. &nbsp;I've heard of another at the University of British = Columbia <BR>--- a good 10 kilometers from downtown, but haven't had an opportunity = to <BR>hear it yet. &nbsp;That university, incidentally, has a really = spectacular campus, <BR>and an anthropological museum. &nbsp;With anatomically graphic totem = poles in <BR>front! &nbsp;The university is big on anthropology and Far Eastern = studies. &nbsp; <BR> <BR>The campus is on a high hilltop. &nbsp;If one walks down a long = winding wooden <BR>staircase, one comes to Wreck Beach. &nbsp;(So named because, in the = 17th century, <BR>there were numerous shipwrecks in the area.) &nbsp;At the top of the = staircase is <BR>this sign: &nbsp;"Clothing optional"! &nbsp;Oh, and another sign: = &nbsp;"No dogs allowed". <BR> <BR>Arthur LaMirande</FONT></HTML>   --part1_f2.8862085.27eb9efc_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: underwhelming From: "Randy Terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 10:36:08 -0800 (PST)     --- Luther Melby <lmelby@prtel.com> wrote: > When I was in San Francisco a few years ago, my wife, my son and > I went to a concert there ( St. Mary's) one Sunday afternoon. > A fantastic building. An interesting location of the organ. > I enjoyed it quite a bit, but it was underwhelming, <snip>   I have found that in visiting these instruments that I have heard of for = so long, that playing them, at least, can be a bit underwhelming. = Particularly the Fisk at Stanford, where the console is inside the organ.   I also felt the same thing at Grace Cathedral. But I do think that hearing = each of those instruments in the room is particularly rewarding!   However, the older we get, and the more truly masterful instruments we see = and play, I do think it can become a bit underwhelming!   Theatre organs, which I have very little experience with, are fascinating = to me right now, but I know that will get to be old hat, too. But regardless of = all that - making music always remains a joy!   =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D Randy Terry Minister of Music, Organist & Choirmaster The Episcopal Church of St. Peter Redwood City, California www.stpetersrwc.org   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get email at your own domain with Yahoo! Mail. http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: Re: California mission organs(Spanish Churches) From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 13:38:58 EST   HEY Bruce:   Haugen sounds like: Wheeze Blat Blat Blat, Wheeze Blat Blat Blat! It's a Spanish organ for crying out loud, Rosales style. The reed honks like a herd of geese, and the principal wheezes!! HEHEHE!   Ron  
(back) Subject: open consoles From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 10:47:45 -0800   The old folks were scandalized in the beginning ("won't they BREAK it?"), but I let kids play the organ whenever they want to ... if it's their first time, I keep an eye on 'em while I clean up the choir stalls or whatever ... as a result, I have not one but TWO kids who can play a very acceptable Communion Voluntary while the choir and I go to communion. They can't reach the pedals, and I have to set the stops for them, but they're FEARLESS (grin) ... it's really fun to watch ... and they take it VERY seriously. They ALWAYS e-mail me if they can't be there on a given Sunday.   I started life in a church with a locked, barricaded, barb-wire-surrounded console, guarded by an old-maid schoolteacher with a hook nose and wire-rimmed glasses (grin) ... think the Wicked Witch in "Wizard of Oz" ... she was actually a nice lady, though, and after she FINALLY let me play the mighty seven-rank Estey once, she decided I knew what I was doing ... but THAT took the better part of three YEARS to accomplish (grin). In SPITE of all that, it was that old Estey (and her playing) that inspired me to be an organist.   In a way, it's sorta unfortunate that the organ will be up in the west gallery in the new church, but I intend to invite one and all to come up after Mass, watch me play the Closing Voluntary, and try out the organ, if they like.   Cheers,   Bud        
(back) Subject: Jimmy Culp's CD From: "William T. Van Pelt" <bill@organsociety.org> Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 13:42:25 -0500   We are delighted to see that Jimmy Culp's fine recording on the great Aeolian-Skinner at First Presbyterian Church, Kilgore, Texas, is = available, again, at last. OHS has sold this CD in its previous incarnations on two differing CD labels. We welcome it back into the OHS catalog and we will have it up on the OHS Catalog website in a day or two, if not an hour or two.   The American distributor for the Guild Music CD label told me today that there are no copies of the new CD in the United States, yet. But, as soon as they arrive, in a week or two, OHS will receive a stock of them to fill orders which may be placed as soon as the CD is up on the OHS website at http://www.ohscatalog.org. We can also take an order at 804-353-9226.   The number is GMCD-7212 and the title is In A Monastery Garden, with works by several composers, including Oliphant Chuckerbutty. It is worth the price simply to have this composer's name represented on one's CD shelf. The rest of the works will be listed at the OHS Catalog website.   Bill    
(back) Subject: Re: California mission organs(Spanish Churches) From: "Ron Yost" <musik@tcsn.net> Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 10:30:52 -0800   There is (or was) a tiny little barrel-operated organ in the mission at San Juan Batista (sp). According to the sign on it, it was the first pipe organ (sic) in California. Who knows? :)   Ron Yost    
(back) Subject: Re: Josh - I know first hand. From: "Randy Terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 11:06:19 -0800 (PST)   Josh,   I grew up in a small town in Alabama, with almost NO training. I played everything by ear!   Went off to college to major in organ (against my folks wishes, but they = did pay!) in 1980 when I was 18. I *auditioned* after hearing people much more advanced than me. I was embarrassed to open my book with many of the = letters written in by the notes. I remember the professor being very supportive - = she heard a musician in there waiting to be born.   Well, now it is 20 years later. I did my junior and senior recitals in the 90's, and in fact, still have some minor non-music classes (7 hours) to = get the piece of paper. I have worked very, very hard over the years.   However, I am doing everything I dreamed of doing, and when the bad days = come, I remember back to those early times, and think - how did I EVER do it? I = am not a perfect musician and there are folks to look to for inspiration on = every level - there is ALWAYS someone better than you, Josh, ALWAYS, and there = are people that are not as accomplished, too, that need acceptance. That was = the hardest for me, but some of the very people who looked down their nose 20 = years ago are certainly not doing so today! I have done some things that I never would have dreamed possible, like playing for Diocesan (Denominational) conventions, concerts - even played my own (now composed!) music at = Stanford University at an AGO concert.   DO NOT let the bad times get you down. Pick yourself up and keep going. I eneded up in my small Alabama town with the best church job there, and in = 1998 I moved to California. I've had to pick myself up and brush off a couple = of times, but each one is a learning experience. I am having a wonderful = time. Keep looking for your niche, and you will find it. Accept and love = yourself as you are - your strengths, and weaknesses, and soon, the forward steps will outweigh the backward ones!!! I say this too often, but the Priest who = hired me at my first "real" church job (in '84) used to say "If you pray for = elephants, have a big back yard!" He is right!   Peace.   =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D Randy Terry Minister of Music, Organist & Choirmaster The Episcopal Church of St. Peter Redwood City, California www.stpetersrwc.org   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get email at your own domain with Yahoo! Mail. http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: Re: Holy Rosary Cathedral organ From: "Bob North" <bnorth@intergate.ca> Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 11:30:21 -0800   Although the rebuilt organ at Holy Rosary Cathedral does have a wonderful sound in that old, beautiful building, I prefer the 60r/3m = Casavant/Huestis organ at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church a few blocks away. The organ has =   recently been rebuilt by Herb Huestis and sounds wonderful. This church, built in the 1930's, is the largest traditional style church in the = Greater Vancouver area, and has great accoustics Currently, the organist is presenting a 20 concert series in celebration of the anniversary of the birth of JS Bach. Next time your in Vancouver, Arthur, this one should be =   on your "must see" list.     t 01:31 PM 3/22/01 -0500, you wrote: >You can see pictures of the installation of the restored and enlarged >Karn-Warren organ --- restoration work by Casavant --- at >http://www.holy-rosary.com >click there on "Organ Restoration".    
(back) Subject: locked consoles - Josh From: "Randy Terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 11:32:46 -0800 (PST)     Josh, once when I was driving home for the weekend while in college, I = noticed two tall spires from the large Roman Catholic parish church in that very European small town in the middle of Alabama - There was a R.C. Abbey and Convent, and lots of Lutheran Churches.   I knocked on the door of the Rectory of the big Catholic Church, asked to = see the organ, and while I was allowed to go in the nave, the Priest would not unlock the gallery door (there is a very large old Austin up there, I = found out later.)   My teacher at the time played at the Abbey Church, and was well known in = that town. So in a last ditch effort I exclaimed "But I am a student of Dr. = Betty Louise Lumby!" His reply: "She's the one who told us not to let anyone = touch it!"   Thank Gog times have changed! I have NEVER kept a locked console or even = closed the roll-top. And I have always told secretaries to let any teenager who = is a serious piano student have access to the organ if they are asked. I do = welcome youngsters, but only when I am there until I know if they are safe!   =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D Randy Terry Minister of Music, Organist & Choirmaster The Episcopal Church of St. Peter Redwood City, California www.stpetersrwc.org   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get email at your own domain with Yahoo! Mail. http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: Organs in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. From: "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca> Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 15:07:57 -0500   I was fortunate enough to be in Victoria, B.C. last August, where I was able to attend a very good recital at St. John's Church, on Quadra St. I cannot remember who the recitalist was, other than that he came from Southern Ontario, but the organ was superb.   It was a Casavant of 1960's vintage, and the thing that sticks in my mind was that it had been assembled in an open chamber, - or at least the part that I was able to see was open. I have long come to the conclusion that = I like organs that are well and truly open, - which probably comes from my attendance at many organ recitals in the Royal Festival Hall organ in my native London!   For what it is worth, if any of you get the chance to hear this organ, it is worth the effort.   I was also in Christ Church Cathedral, also in Victoria, but that was for = a concert given by the National Youth Orchestra, so I didn't get to hear the =   organ there.   Another organ that I really liked was a 3 manual Casavant in a private home, which I was fortunate enough to be able to see and hear. the owner had shipped it from a church in Winnipeg, and re-built it in an extension to his home. I do not even remember where it is, - but I was given the name of the owner, and found him in the phone book. he gave me the Grand Tour, and I must say that the organ probably did not sound any better when it was built in the early 1900's.   These are the ones that I heard, and I am sure that there are many others worth hearing in Victoria.   Bob Conway    
(back) Subject: Re: Holy Rosary Cathedral organ From: "Joe Vitacco" <joe@pipeorgancds.com> Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 15:15:09 -0500   I assume we are not talking about the Skinner in Toledo?   JAV Recordings - http://www.pipeorgancds.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Organ Duets? From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 15:30:56 EST   Hi Cindy:   Contact Brenda Durden the Frantic Organist. She and Lynnette Ball McGee made a spectacular CD with both of them as dual organists. It's called Dueling Organs. bdurden@ix.netcom.com   She stocks a lot of dual organ music too. In fact what ever you need in = organ music she can get for you!   Regards,   Ron Severin  
(back) Subject: Re: Big Choral/Organ Palm Sunday and Easter Works From: "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com> Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 14:42:39 -0600     --------------63052DA2561611F5E08CB00E Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3Dus-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit     Scott wrote:   > HELP!!!!! =3Do) > > I am in search of some new Holy Week titles to look over, not for this > year > of course but I am always trying to find new repertoire that the choir > would > enjoy and that would lend well to our Liturgies here at the National > Shrine.   I didn't see a single setting of any of the settings of Lamentations, of which there is a large number--White, Tallis, Palestrina, Victoria, Guerrero, Bermudez, (who composed in Guatamala at the turn of the XVI / XVIIth Centuries) among others;   How about a setting of O Vos Omnes? Pablo Casals' (better known as a 'cellist) is quite nice, but Palestrina, and Victoria, to name two of many, wrote settings of this text, too.   As to a setting of O Vos Omnes, among other items useful for Palm Sunday and Holy week, Stainer's Crucifixion contains a derivation from this text, but also includes a number of other items which, in my opinion work rather better separately than as an whole.   One of the settings of Psalm 50/51, Miserere mei. Allegri's is widely known today, but there are others equally deserving of performance,....     --------------63052DA2561611F5E08CB00E Content-Type: text/html; charset=3Dus-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <!doctype html public "-//w3c//dtd html 4.0 transitional//en"> <html> &nbsp; <br>Scott wrote: <blockquote TYPE=3DCITE><font face=3D"arial,helvetica"><font = size=3D-1>HELP!!!!!&nbsp;&nbsp; =3Do)</font></font> <p><font face=3D"arial,helvetica"><font size=3D-1>I am in search of some = new Holy Week titles to look over, not for this year</font></font> <br><font face=3D"arial,helvetica"><font size=3D-1>of course but I am = always trying to find new repertoire that the choir would</font></font> <br><font face=3D"arial,helvetica"><font size=3D-1>enjoy and that would = lend well to our Liturgies here at the National = Shrine.</font></font></blockquote>   <p><br>I didn't see a single setting of any of the settings of = Lamentations, of which there is a large number--White, Tallis, Palestrina, Victoria, Guerrero,&nbsp; Bermudez, (who composed in Guatamala at the turn of the XVI / XVIIth Centuries) among others; <p>How about a setting of O Vos Omnes?&nbsp; Pablo Casals' (better known as a 'cellist) is quite nice, but Palestrina, and Victoria, to name two of many, wrote settings of this text, too. <p>As to a setting of O Vos Omnes, among other items useful for Palm = Sunday and Holy week, Stainer's Crucifixion contains a derivation from this text, but also includes a number of other items which, in my opinion work rather better separately than as an whole. <p>One of the settings of Psalm 50/51, Miserere mei.&nbsp; Allegri's is widely known today, but there are others equally deserving of = performance,.... <br>&nbsp;</html>   --------------63052DA2561611F5E08CB00E--    
(back) Subject: Re: Organ Duets? From: "Bob Kinner" <rkinner@one.net> Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 16:19:33 -0500   Cindy & list,   Brenda Durden of the "Frantic Organist Shop" is a great source for organ duets.   Bob     Cindy Adams wrote:   > Hi or as we say in the South...Hey! > > I have heard the topic on organ duets touched on here > on the list but would like to know more about this > topic. Do any of you play duets on one organ? Is there > much music written for this purpose? > > As great as one organ sounds,,,can't imagine the sound > of a duet!! :-) > > =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D > > __________________________________________________ > Do You Yahoo!? > Get email at your own domain with Yahoo! Mail. > http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/ > > "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       -- Bob Kinner AA8FH rkinner@one.net "If at first you don't succeed, switch to power tools." Red Green      
(back) Subject: Re: organs and audiences From: "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 16:41:28 -0500   Isn't that why it's called the oratory?   Alan   > From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <organist@total.net> > Organization: CP Concerts & Productions > Reply-To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2001 14:14:27 -0500 > To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Subject: Re: organs and audiences > > Gee Arthur....you sure like talking about the oratory! >    
(back) Subject: Re: Other San Fran Organs of Note From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 13:43:54 -0800   At 09:14 AM 3/22/2001 -0800, you wrote: >E.M. Skinner at the Legion of Honor Museum in GG Park, miticulously= restored >after the 89 'quake by Ed Stout, but I was very dissapointed since it is= quite >burried and, quite unfortunately, almost inaudible unless the 25" Military >Trumpet is on or you are standing right under the routunda.<snip>   Ron McKean recently played a recital there and found the organ to be=20 hopelessly buried. There was trouble earlier with the organ's screen, a=20 bunch of "fake rocks" painted grey. Evidently, subsequent repaintings=20 closed the weave of the fabric with paint and made the organ even more=20 inaudible. Now, I remember someone saying that the "fake rocks" were=20 replaced with new fabric, but whether that was before or after McKean's=20 recital is not clear.   McKean, also a published composer, is the incumbent at First Presbyterian=20 in Oakland, home of the Rosales Opus 16, a fairly so-so major 77 rank=20 rebuild of an original 1913(?) Kimball. Fortunately, much of the original= =20 Kimball pipework was retained, including the huge 32' wood basses and=20 impressive 32' bombarde, almost impossible to replace today. The organ is= =20 an amalgam of EP and tracker action, and overtly loud, coarse voicing, a=20 Rosales and Glatter/G=F6tz trademark, seems to predominate in the new= pipework.   DeserTBoB    
(back) Subject: Re: Why Little Interest in Learning Organ? From: "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 17:06:33 -0500   > From: Bob Kinner <rkinner@one.net> > Subject: Re: Why Little Interest in Learning Organ? > > My only guess is that we are seeking a part-time organist, ie Sunday > mornings and Wednesday evening choir rehersal. Maybe a larger chruch = with > a full-time position would have better luck. > > In case you are looking for a position, send me an email. I don't like > playing on a regular basis, nor do I want the three weddings coming up = in > the next two months. > Bob: I think it's more "where you are" than "what you got." We have only = a 1990 Walcker tracker 2/23, but we're in Manhattan. Whenever we advertise for an organist, we're drowned in resumes. Typically, we pick out the = dozen or so best-looking and audition them, and are almost always pretty disappointed. We're part time in a tiny congregation with a decent choir, but all duties (well, almost) are Sunday between 8:30 and 12:30.   Alan    
(back) Subject: Re: Why little interest? I think I know first hand From: <Pologaptommy@aol.com> Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 17:09:46 EST     --part1_d0.13397412.27ebd22a_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Hey... I live in Boyd now...Its near Dallas and Fort Worth...Thanks a lot for the =   resposne....I do appreaciate it...Its so easy to get depressed and not realize that you are not the only one out there... Neways, I will give you buzz later. Feelin better in TX Josh   --part1_d0.13397412.27ebd22a_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>Hey... <BR>I live in Boyd now...Its near Dallas and Fort Worth...Thanks a lot for = the <BR>resposne....I do appreaciate it...Its so easy to get depressed and not =   <BR>realize that you are not the only one out there... <BR>Neways, I will give you buzz later. <BR>Feelin better in TX <BR>Josh</FONT></HTML>   --part1_d0.13397412.27ebd22a_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Some good advice for beginning organists From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 13:57:29 -0800   At 09:52 AM 3/22/2001 -0800, BuuD-by-the-Beach et al wrote: > > Next issue, appearance! I suspect you know what I'm talking about. If > > that needs work, it's very simple! Lose the earings, beard, wear your = hair > > in an acceptable fashon, clean hands and face, suitable dress code. = This > > all spells success for your chosen instrument, and field of fututre > work.<snip>   Screw that. They either take me, long hair and all, in a suit, or they = can sit on it, for all I care.   >Naw ... just git outta Texas (grin). Texas is SCARY. I did some grad work =   >at SMU >... after a year I fled back to the relative safety of OHIO (grin).<snip>   CHURCHES are skeery, period. Latest emample: church nuts in Arkansas may =   pass legislation banning ALL mention of evolution in state textbooks! The =   reason one wing-nut gave was that if kids think they descended from monkeys, they'll act like monkeys...pretzel logic if I EVER heard it!   >They probably put up with me because I'm OLD and scary (grin). THAT >you have to EARN (grin).<snip>   Age HAS its privileges!   > Next issue, Your peers: Don't worry about them!<snip>   Actually, the "peers" you need to WORRY about are the ones in the local "orgo-clique"!   DeserTBoB