PipeChat Digest #2519 - Tuesday, November 27, 2001
 
Re: A LONG diatribe about hell, a/k/a St. Agatha's
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Suggested books and repertoire for bookstore
  by <DarrylbytheSea@aol.com>
Music for Sale
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Music for Sale
  by "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org>
Re: Music for Sale
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: My Organic Weekend
  by <Myosotis51@aol.com>
Link for Toms River Carol Sing Article
  by <Innkawgneeto@cs.com>
Re: Music for Sale
  by "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org>
Dr. Jonathan Hall at Church of the Epiphany, NY 10/28
  by "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net>
 

(back) Subject: Re: A LONG diatribe about hell, a/k/a St. Agatha's From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2001 06:12:51 EST     --part1_35.1e7b6380.29337db3_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 11/25/01 10:12:47 PM Eastern Standard Time, gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com writes:     > This is off-topic, so I will ask once, and say no more - why would you = want > a clone of Rick? He disappeared when furniture moving time came! >   Exactly! If you had a clone, then IT could do the furniture moving. The =   more clones you have the quicker the rearranging!   Bruce Cornely ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Duncan, Miles, Molly, and Dewi Please visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/ and wander through the Mall Without Walls   --part1_35.1e7b6380.29337db3_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 = 11/25/01 10:12:47 PM Eastern Standard Time, gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com = writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">This is off-topic, = so I will ask once, and say no more - why would you want <BR>a clone of Rick? &nbsp;He disappeared when furniture moving time came! <BR></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>Exactly! &nbsp;&nbsp;If you had a clone, then IT could do the = furniture moving. &nbsp;The more clones you have the quicker the = rearranging! <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>Please visit Howling Acres at = &nbsp;&nbsp;http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/ <BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;and wander through the Mall Without Walls</FONT></HTML>   --part1_35.1e7b6380.29337db3_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Suggested books and repertoire for bookstore From: <DarrylbytheSea@aol.com> Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2001 07:12:35 EST     --part1_fc.f901e4c.29338bb3_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Hi, Y'all!   Each year at our annual Church Music Explosion, we have a bookstore = supplied by Jane Knappe at Augsburg/Fortress from Philadelphia. She's been doing = this for eons and provides a great service to me and for our workshoppers.   What newish (last 2 or 3 years or still in print) organ pieces (solos, = books, compilations, collections, etc.) would you recommend to others on the list =   and for me to suggest to Jane for inclusion in the organ section of the bookstore? Please be so kind as to tell me the publisher and ordering = number if you can. Well composed Free accompaniments to hymns are always useful, = as well, as organ with brass, etc.   It would be helpful if you would respond to me privately at my office = e-mail: dmiller@crpc.org. I'll compile all inclusions and post it to the list.   Thanks for your help.   Darryl by the Sea   --part1_fc.f901e4c.29338bb3_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT COLOR=3D"#8000ff" SIZE=3D2>Hi, = Y'all! <BR> <BR>Each year at our annual Church Music Explosion, we have a bookstore = supplied by Jane Knappe at Augsburg/Fortress from Philadelphia. She's been = doing this for eons and provides a great service to me and for our = workshoppers. <BR> <BR>What newish (last 2 or 3 years or still in print) organ pieces (solos, = books, compilations, collections, etc.) would you recommend to others on = the list and for me to suggest to Jane for inclusion in the organ section = of the bookstore? Please be so kind as to tell me the publisher and = ordering number if you can. Well composed Free accompaniments to hymns are = always useful, as well, as organ with brass, etc. <BR> <BR>It would be helpful if you would respond to me privately at my office = e-mail: dmiller@crpc.org. I'll compile all inclusions and post it to the = list. <BR> <BR>Thanks for your help. <BR> <BR>Darryl by the Sea</FONT></HTML>   --part1_fc.f901e4c.29338bb3_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Music for Sale From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2001 12:08:57 EST     --part1_97.1ed076d5.2933d129_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   More music is now for sale, some vintage, some classic, some (a little) contemporary. Go to HowlingAcres and click the Music for Sale link on = the homepage. Happy shopping.       Bruce Cornely ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Duncan, Miles, Molly, and Dewi Please visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/ and wander through the Mall Without Walls   --part1_97.1ed076d5.2933d129_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>More music is now for = sale, some vintage, some classic, some (a little) contemporary. = &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Go to HowlingAcres and click the Music for Sale link on = the homepage. &nbsp;Happy shopping. <BR> <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>Please visit Howling Acres at = &nbsp;&nbsp;http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/ &nbsp; <BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;and wander through the Mall Without Walls</FONT></HTML>   --part1_97.1ed076d5.2933d129_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Music for Sale From: "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org> Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2001 18:47:06 -0500   > More music is now for sale, some vintage, some classic, some (a little) > contemporary. Go to HowlingAcres and click the Music for Sale link on = the > homepage. Happy shopping.     Hi Bruce, I'm interested in the pricing on several pieces.   Kunst der Fuge Dom Benoit - Noel Dandrieu - First Organ Book Franck - L'Organiste Mussorgsky - Night on Bald Mountain Noble - Prel on "Aberystwith" Reger - Weihnachten Reger - Nine Pieces Wagner - Feuerzauber Lefebure-Wely - Wedding March   Maybe others later   Cheers, TommyLee Whitlock    
(back) Subject: Re: Music for Sale From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2001 19:50:23 EST     --part1_f9.133ac42e.29343d4f_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Thanks. I'll get back to you shortly.   Bruce Cornely ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Duncan, Miles, Molly, and Dewi Please visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/ and wander through the Mall Without Walls   --part1_f9.133ac42e.29343d4f_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>Thanks. &nbsp;I'll get = back to you shortly. <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>Please visit Howling Acres at = &nbsp;&nbsp;http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/ <BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;and wander through the Mall Without Walls</FONT></HTML>   --part1_f9.133ac42e.29343d4f_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: My Organic Weekend From: <Myosotis51@aol.com> Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2001 21:51:09 EST   mike3247@earthlink.net wrote:     > IRC chat (on Friday night ) with the largest > group we have had for some time. I apologize to those who kept going > after midnight, (Doug), because I fell asleep at some point before that. > Thankfully, I have learned how to log the chats, so I can read what I > missed the next day.     Ahhhh.... Mike.... that would explain your silence!! Hope the "keyboard face" wasn't too bad. :-)   Vicki  
(back) Subject: Link for Toms River Carol Sing Article From: <Innkawgneeto@cs.com> Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2001 21:57:30 EST     --part1_61.172635e5.29345b1a_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Friends:   Here is the link to the story about our Carol Sing. I'm quite pleased.   http://www.app.com/app2001/story/0,21133,473188,00.html   Peace to you all. Neil Brown First UMC, Toms River, NJ USA   --part1_61.172635e5.29345b1a_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><BODY BGCOLOR=3D"#ffffff"><FONT = SIZE=3D2>Friends: <BR> <BR>Here is the link to the story about our Carol Sing. I'm quite pleased. <BR> <BR>http://www.app.com/app2001/story/0,21133,473188,00.html <BR> <BR>Peace to you all. <BR>Neil Brown <BR>First UMC, Toms River, NJ USA</FONT></HTML>   --part1_61.172635e5.29345b1a_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Music for Sale From: "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org> Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2001 01:09:22 -0500   > Hi Bruce, > I'm interested in the pricing on several pieces.     ::egg on face::   Sorry folks! Would have sworn that I had changed the <To> address. >>sigh<<   Bruce, please be sure that you reply to me off-line.   tlw    
(back) Subject: Dr. Jonathan Hall at Church of the Epiphany, NY 10/28 From: "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2001 01:56:59 -0500   Dear Lists and Friends,   Sunday, October 28th: I have already reported on the first recital I attended this day, that of Andrew Henderson at St. Ignatius Loyola. That = was at 4 p.m. The second was at 8 p.m., and was presented by listmember = Jonathan Hall at the church he began serving after finishing up doctoral course = work at U. of Indiana this summer. Church of the Epiphany is on York Avenue = near 74th Street, and is a pleasant and nominally modern 1938 building. Inside, it possesses an impressive verticality. The acoustic is organ-friendly and I presume voice-friendly, mostly thanks to the open-ness and height of the space. One would not describe the space as measurably resonant, however.   Everyone, it seems, is waving a flag these days. Jonathan chose to wave his by playing a program of American organ music. Regardless of what some might see as a limiting restriction, it was a remarkably varied and totally satisfying recital, wonderfully presented in all ways! We had, after all, the great three Bs of American organ composition, Berlinski, Bingham, Buck, plus one more, the great Sower-B! (sorry!). The program:   Comes Autumn Time. A wonderful swaggering bit of Sowerby, apparently written on demand in less than a week. This displayed rather a nice Cromorne! As the piece built up to most if not all of the instrument, I began to squirm a bit at what struck me as a somewhat thin, hard and even somewhat shrill sound. This is a Whiteford Aeolian-Skinner with lots of exposed pipework, not at all my own personal favorite thing. However, whether because of different musical textures or simply a different approach to subsequent registration of plena, I, from that autumnal moment on, found myself becoming comfortable with the sound, finding some beauty and also excitement.   Jonathan, in addition to playing brilliantly, also delivers himself of brief, well-chosen verbal program notes, and we benefitted from these between all the works. As a temple musician, he is conscious of a small = but growing body of music for Jewish worship, and so we next heard the first = of two of two compositions in that tradition.   Nigun (air) . . . . Herman Berlinski (1910-2001) A lovely little quiet piece which I certainly had not heard before. I would welcome a chance to hear it again and also play it. The thorough and precise John Henderson = says it is from 1938, and although he calls it "Higun," we will still believe him. He also speaks of Berlinski as playing in a "Jewish church" in Washington, which would be somewhat underappreciated at Washington Hebrew Congregation! Having teased a bit, I must be sure to = make clear that John Henderson's "A Directory of Composers for Organ" is the biggest and best thing going, and can be had from the OHS at < http://www.ohscatalog.org >. Berlinski died either earlier this year or in 2000, I forget which. He was born in 1910.   From Harmonie di Firenze . . . Seth Bingham (1882-1972) Florentine Chimes - Bingham was a pupil of Vierne & Guilmant - He was for many years at Madison Ave. Presbyterian Church where John Weaver now is. We indeed did get to hear the chimes, only at beginning, and even = in tune with the rest of the organ! Somewhere within the often thick texture of this work, I thought I was hearing bits of <Christ ist erstanden.> Was I hallucinating, Jon? It is mostly the wonderful Roulade that gets played with some regularity, but there is lots of other = worthwhile Bingham, and our thanks to Jonathan for bringing us this work so beautifully.   Variations on The Star Spangled Banner . . . Dudley Buck (1839-1900) These were written in the late 1890s, when The Star Spangled Banner was = not yet the official national anthem, something that did not happen until = 1930. The song was, nonetheless, given all the status of an official anthem. Theme - Maestoso Variation 1 Variation 2 - Poco vivace Variation 3 - Allegro non troppo (Pedal Solo) Variation 4 - Minore adagio Variation 5 - Fugato. Allegro assai-tempo primo. Jonathan gave a truly wonderful performance - all good clean fun - and caused it to all sound so very simple.   Intermission   The Burning Bush - Berlinski - This is truly stirring work, given a performance to match. It was written almost 20 years after Nigun. It's a difficult work to pull off, and I suspect sold more than a few extra = copies over the years because of its dramatic title! Again, I am grateful to Jon for bringing it to life for us.   From Five Dances . . . . Calvin Hampton (1938-1984) At The Ballet Everyone Dance (unfortunately not played because the old combination action jammed.) Calvin was quite daring when he and I were at Oberlin in the late 50s, = in that he played his own organ compositions in student recital appearances. = I am not aware that anyone else did that. Were we skeptical when we saw his name as both performer and composer on the recital lists? Yes, but that attitude evaporated pretty quickly. I think we all soon realized that this young man in his late teens whom we all knew as a fine player also had a real gift as a composer! Eventually, all he lacked was more time!   Variations on America . . . Charles Ives (1875-1954) Buck taught Ives, and Jonathan suggested in his comments that this work might be gently = poking fun at his teacher's propensity for writing variations! I am usually sick = of this piece, both because I have heard it so many times, and because it is more of a <Musikalischer Spass> in my mind than anything of real = substance. I have, however, heard a few performances so alive and filled with fun = that I was pleased to hear the thing again. One such performance was by Simon Preston. Jonathan gets added to that list. His playing of it was scintillating, and really fun to hear. For those unfamiliar with this = work, based on the tune we call "America," as in "My country, 'tis of thee," = here are the movements, listed but not described. Introduction. Allegro Theme. Moderato Variation 1 Moderato Variation 2 Andante Interlude (in F & Dflat) Variation 3. Allegro Variation 4. Polonaise Interlude (in A flat & F) Variation 5 Allegro (as fast as the pedals can go) - allegretto   Lotus - Billy Strayhorn (1915-1967), arr. Alec Wyton - Duke Ellington ended most programs with this lovely piece. Wyton played it as the prelude at Strayhorn's funeral, apparently.   So, altogether a lovely evening of good music solidly played and communicated to an appreciative audience. I know there will be more events at Epiphany, and know also that Jonathan will keep us all well informed about them in advance. If you are in the New York area for any of them, I hope you might consider attending. It is clear that whatever is done there is sure to be done well, even better now that, in the time between the recital described above and the present, Jonathan has been granted his Doctorate by University of Indiana. Congratulations to Jonathan on = reaching this very big milestone.   I have still to report on: Daniel Roth at St. Joseph Cathedral, Hartford (11/6), Mark Swicegood at St. Agnes NY (11/7) in an all Guilmant program, and Nancianne Parrella with Brass at St. Ignatius Loyola (11/14). And now I must add one more, having arrived home late this evening, after hearing Nigel Potts in Woolsey Hall at Yale. This is my first time hearing Mr. Potts, and I will do all in my power to make sure it is not the last!   Good night to all,   Malcolm Wechsler