PipeChat Digest #2444 - Monday, October 22, 2001
 
Rolande Falcinelli on CD
  by "William T. Van Pelt" <bill@organsociety.org>
RE: Rolande Falcinelli on CD
  by "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org>
Re: Rolande Falcinelli on CD
  by "Marika E. Buchberger, LRPS" <marika57@earthlink.net>
RE: Rolande Falcinelli on CD
  by "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org>
Thankin' Shanklin for John Giacchi 21 November 2001 [CROSS POSTED]
  by "Stanley Lowkis" <nstarfil@mediaone.net>
David Briggs at Subiaco, Arkansas
  by "bruce dersch" <bedersch@earthlink.net>
Felix Hell at The Ridgewood United Methodist Church - an amateur,  non-mu
  by "Marika E. Buchberger, LRPS" <marika57@earthlink.net>
Need a copy of TV program
  by "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu>
Re: Need a copy of TV program
  by "Mike Gettelman" <mike3247@earthlink.net>
organists as church members
  by "Harry E. Martenas" <harrym@epix.net>
Prelude in Classic Style
  by "pat and ian" <patian@senet.com.au>
Re: organists as church members
  by "Tom Hoehn" <thoehn@theatreorgans.com>
Re: organists as church members
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: organists as church members
  by "Hugh Drogemuller" <hdrogemuller@sympatico.ca>
Re: organists as church members
  by "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com>
Re: organists as church members, not good!
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Re: organists as church members
  by "Jim" <bald1@prodigy.net>
Doxology was 'organist membership' thread
  by "Jon" <sparky@CEINetworks.com>
 

(back) Subject: Rolande Falcinelli on CD From: "William T. Van Pelt" <bill@organsociety.org> Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 15:43:15 -0400   Rolande Falcinelli, the fabled teacher at the Paris Conservatory, played Dupr=E9's "Stations of the Cross" at Notre Dame in 1981 to mark the tenth anniversary of Dupr=E9's death. Fortunately, an excellent recording of he= r performance was made the night before the concert in the empty Notre Dame= , affording an audience-free, silent background so that the organ could be recorded from a perspective to capture room ambience. This performance i= s now available on a 2-CD set on the opening page of the OHS Catalog at http://www.ohscatalog.org    
(back) Subject: RE: Rolande Falcinelli on CD From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 15:54:22 -0400   What does one mean by the "fabled" teacher...? So I'm dumb. So sue me. Robert Colasacco   -----Original Message----- From: William T. Van Pelt [mailto:bill@organsociety.org] Sent: Monday, October 22, 2001 3:43 PM To: PipeChat; PIPORG-L Subject: Rolande Falcinelli on CD     Rolande Falcinelli, the fabled teacher at the Paris Conservatory, = played Dupr=E9's "Stations of the Cross" at Notre Dame in 1981 to mark the = tenth anniversary of Dupr=E9's death. Fortunately, an excellent recording of = her performance was made the night before the concert in the empty Notre = Dame, affording an audience-free, silent background so that the organ could = be recorded from a perspective to capture room ambience. This performance = is now available on a 2-CD set on the opening page of the OHS Catalog at http://www.ohscatalog.org     "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  
(back) Subject: Re: Rolande Falcinelli on CD From: "Marika E. Buchberger, LRPS" <marika57@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 15:57:18 -0400   http://www.dictionary.com/cgi-bin/dict.pl?term=3Dfabled   "COLASACCO, ROBERT" wrote:   > What does one mean by the "fabled" teacher...? So I'm dumb. So sue me. > Robert Colasacco > > -----Original Message----- > From: William T. Van Pelt [mailto:bill@organsociety.org] > Sent: Monday, October 22, 2001 3:43 PM > To: PipeChat; PIPORG-L > Subject: Rolande Falcinelli on CD > > Rolande Falcinelli, the fabled teacher at the Paris Conservatory, played > Dupr=E9's "Stations of the Cross" at Notre Dame in 1981 to mark the = tenth > anniversary of Dupr=E9's death. Fortunately, an excellent recording of = her > performance was made the night before the concert in the empty Notre = Dame, > affording an audience-free, silent background so that the organ could be > recorded from a perspective to capture room ambience. This performance = is > now available on a 2-CD set on the opening page of the OHS Catalog at > http://www.ohscatalog.org > > "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 > > "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    
(back) Subject: RE: Rolande Falcinelli on CD From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 16:06:44 -0400   Thank you. I'm aware of the choices. Which of the three is meant here referring to the "fabled" teacher. Is it 3. a lie? The plot thickens. Rober Colasacco   -----Original Message----- From: Marika E. Buchberger, LRPS [mailto:marika57@earthlink.net] Sent: Monday, October 22, 2001 3:57 PM To: PipeChat Subject: Re: Rolande Falcinelli on CD     http://www.dictionary.com/cgi-bin/dict.pl?term=3Dfabled   "COLASACCO, ROBERT" wrote:   > What does one mean by the "fabled" teacher...? So I'm dumb. So sue = me. > Robert Colasacco > > -----Original Message----- > From: William T. Van Pelt [mailto:bill@organsociety.org] > Sent: Monday, October 22, 2001 3:43 PM > To: PipeChat; PIPORG-L > Subject: Rolande Falcinelli on CD > > Rolande Falcinelli, the fabled teacher at the Paris Conservatory, = played > Dupr=E9's "Stations of the Cross" at Notre Dame in 1981 to mark the = tenth > anniversary of Dupr=E9's death. Fortunately, an excellent recording = of her > performance was made the night before the concert in the empty Notre = Dame, > affording an audience-free, silent background so that the organ could = be > recorded from a perspective to capture room ambience. This = performance is > now available on a 2-CD set on the opening page of the OHS Catalog at > http://www.ohscatalog.org > > "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 > > "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     "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  
(back) Subject: Thankin' Shanklin for John Giacchi 21 November 2001 [CROSS POSTED] From: "Stanley Lowkis" <nstarfil@mediaone.net> Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 17:21:36 -0400   Dear friends of the list,   Yesterday in Groton Massachusetts at the Shanklin Conference Center a few hundred of us fortunate enough to obtain tickets were entertained for two hours by John Giacchi of Australia who is concluding his 2001 concert tour of the United States.   The entire program held the capacity audience spellbound. John gave us a musical guided tour thorough the repertoire of the 20th Century along = with a Cathedral worthy visit to the transcriptions of the 19th. He was at = various times informative and humorous.   Opening with "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue", John made it sound fresh again = as this theatre organ chestnut unfolded before us. We were "Flying Down to = Rio", paid a respectful and extremely powerful visit to Puccini's "One Fine Day" from Madame Butterfly, and did "The Continental". I was particularly impressed by John's performance of the Rossini 'Semiramide' Overture. It = is a piece that I have enjoyed over the years in it's orchestral version. = John's transcription on the Wurlitzer followed the score exactly, even to some = very subtle tone color changes. A stellar performance. Even though it's a = fairly lengthy piece, I hope that John will include it in a future recording.   The organ, which John (jokingly?) wanted to take home with him is in one = word: Superb! It has been written about on the lists as well as within the pages of ATOS' 'Theatre Organ' magazine. Allen Miller lovingly keeps the organ = in perfect condition and the Shanklin family has given us this gift of music that will be appreciated by future generations. The facilities offer tastefully executed lighting effects which provide a varied backdrop to the music.   One minor criticism... A smoke machine could have provided the perfect atmosphere for John's castanets laden rendition of 'Marahuana'. Maybe next time! :)   After the standing ovation at the conclusion of the concert, John = performed three encores, the first of which was "The Star Spangled Banner" To paraphrase John's comments: "It was good to be together inside here and not have to think about the situation outside for awhile."   The concert concluded with John making himself available to the audience. I also availed myself of the opportunity to tour the spotless pipe = chambers.   I recommend that should anyone have the opportunity to see Mr. Giacchi = perform or to attend a concert at the Shanklin Conference Center that they make = every effort to do so.   Regards to all, Stan Lowkis    
(back) Subject: David Briggs at Subiaco, Arkansas From: "bruce dersch" <bedersch@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2001 06:15:10 +0800   David Briggs, the noted British organist and improvisor, will be here next week for a recital on Tuesday, October 30, 2001, at 7:30. Although he know world-wide for his improvisations, this will be the first concert of only improvisations that he has done in this area. The format for the concert is: 1. Hommage to our medieval predecessors (Blockwerk, 3 Danses) 2. Hommage to Francois Couperin (Tierce en taille) 3. Hommage a J S Bach (Ricercare) 4. Hommage a W A Mozart (Andante) 5. Hommage to Cesar Franck (Fantaisie) 6. Hommage to Igor Stravinsky (Danse Infernale) 7. Hommage to Louis Vierne (Elegie nostalgique, Toccata) 8. Hommage to Pierre Cochereau (Scherzo Symphonique) 9. Variations on a submitted theme - DJB   We have been collecting themes from the monks, staff and students for some time now and would like to open it to others who might be in the audience too. I am especially needing tunes in the minor. I need to get them ASAP (no copies to David Briggs, please)so that I can set them in = Finale for the concert. As always the concert starts at 7:30 in the Abbey = Church in Subiaco, Arkansas, and it is free and open to the public. BUT if = you want to make a donation we will gladly accept it to help replace the = silence with great music and decorate the gallery walls with appropriate = art.   Bruce     --     Director of Music Subiaco Academy 405 North Subiaco Ave Subiaco AR 72865 bdersch@subi.org 501-934-1276        
(back) Subject: Felix Hell at The Ridgewood United Methodist Church - an amateur, non-musical review From: "Marika E. Buchberger, LRPS" <marika57@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 18:35:10 -0400   Felix Hell was at The Ridgewood United Methodist Church where he performed the following programs (flawlessly I'm told by organists who were also there) to a full-house, standing room only, very happy audience:   Sunday, October 21, 2001   PROGRAM - I   Johann Sebastian Bach:   Prelude in G major, BWV 568 Schm=FCcke dich, O liebe Selle, BWV 654 (Deck thyself, my soul, with Gladness) Fastasy & Fugue in G minor, BWV 542 Jesus, Joy of Man's Desiring, (Cantata 147) Prelude & Fugue in D major, BWV 532   PROGRAM - II   Sonata I in Fm, Op.65 Felix Mendelssohn I Allegro moderato e serioso II Adagio III Andante recitativo Allegro assai vivace   Prelude in G Major, Op. 37 Mendelssohn Toccata for Organ "Schlafes Bruder" (1994) Norbert Schneider, 1950 Abendfriede, from Op. 116 Josef Rheinberger Prelude and Fugue on B-A-C-H Franz Liszt   Additionally, he played other pieces for the crowd. I'm no organist but I'm highly intuitive and I can tell you that he plays like no other. For a 16 year old teenager to display the depth of feeling and emotion that he displays in his music only leads me to believe he's a reincarnation of someone famous, perhaps Mozart. His cool exterior works well during his performances as he makes it all appear to be "childs play". He rocks and moves to the music in a most natural rhythm that to me, shows his total acceptance of the music, all the way to the depths of his soul.   As I watched Felix play, I also payed close attention to the audience and their reactions. Smiles, looks of amazement and curiosity and an overall feeling that everyone in the audience was very proud of and appreciative of Felix and his wonderful, God-gifted talent that he so happily shares with the world.   He makes it appear to be so easy.....born to play!    
(back) Subject: Need a copy of TV program From: "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu> Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 18:34:12 -0700   Dear list,   This is the only list where I would dare ask a question so thinly organ related, so please reply privately. Last night I obtained some surplus organ parts and was hauling them home in upstate NY. I ran afoul of the weekend leaf peepers on the NY state thruway. I am really happy that our state's foliage attracts so many tourists but the bottom line is it caused me to miss an episode of my favorite TV show: "the Practice". Did any one video tape it? I'd gladly pay for it. thanks in advance.   John V   PS If I find a copy I'll regale some of my pipe salvage misadventures.  
(back) Subject: Re: Need a copy of TV program From: "Mike Gettelman" <mike3247@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 19:16:25 -0400   Hi John, I'm sorry I can't help with a tape of the program, but if you are not forthcoming with your pipe adventures, I will call the network and tell = them to cancel "The Practice". Do not make the mistake of underestimating my power to do so either. You may think you can bribe us, but I find that threats bring a far better result. Mike (whose tongue is firmly embedded in his cheek) :-)   John Vanderlee wrote:   > Dear list, > > This is the only list where I would dare ask a question so thinly > organ related, so please reply privately. > Last night I obtained some surplus organ parts and was hauling them > home in upstate NY. I ran afoul of the weekend leaf peepers on the NY > state thruway. I am really happy that our state's foliage attracts > so many tourists but the bottom line is it caused me to miss an > episode of my favorite TV show: "the Practice". Did any one video > tape it? I'd gladly pay for it. thanks in advance. > > John V > > PS If I find a copy I'll regale some of my pipe salvage misadventures. > > "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    
(back) Subject: organists as church members From: "Harry E. Martenas" <harrym@epix.net> Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 19:48:07 -0400   Question:   For those who often hold church positions - do you usually join the church you're playing for, or do you *avoid* doing so?   I haven't played in all that many churches - say 4 or 5. But I have = *never* become a member at a church where I am employed as organist.   To me, there seems to be many conflicts of interest, particularly when it comes to performance reviews, salary/benefit negotiations, etc.   But...my current position involves a church where there are *serious* discussions going on about chancel renovations, sound system upgrades, = organ rebuilding/replacement, talk of a new concert grand piano, etc. These are all issues that I feel quite passionate about - but feel limited in how = much I should complain/contribute/exhort when I think a bad decision is about = to be made (or, in too many cases, has been made *already*). After all, if I care this much, why don't I join, and really commit to the place I care about so deeply?   But the same church has just had a rather ugly situation with another = church employee WHO WAS A MEMBER - and the fact that this person was a member seemed to make things even worse. (Said employee has since resigned, and = the resignation was accepted.)   Thoughts?   Thanks,   Harry    
(back) Subject: Prelude in Classic Style From: "pat and ian" <patian@senet.com.au> Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2001 09:22:17 +0930       Anyone have any biographical details of Gordon Young, composer of "Prelude in Classic Style"?   Ian.    
(back) Subject: Re: organists as church members From: "Tom Hoehn" <thoehn@theatreorgans.com> Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 20:11:49 -0400   In my over 30 years of playing in church I have belonged to only one, the church I grew up in and got my start in. Every other church I have served over the years has a faithful and true employee. I do NOT partake in any of the other ministries, family dinners, socals etc. Should they want me to play for a dinner or social, I let them know up front that I expect to be compensated with more than a free meal or dish of ice cream. This is how I pay my bills and support my wife and three children. Gratis just don't cut it any more.   Sorry to sound so hardened, but it's the only way I can keep my sanity.   tjh       -- Tom Hoehn, Organist http://theatreorgans.com/tomhoehn Royalty Theatre, Clearwater, FL Tampa Theatre, Tampa, FL First United Methodist Church, Clearwater, FL CFTOS/Manasota/OATOS/HiloBay/CIC-ATOS    
(back) Subject: Re: organists as church members From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 20:16:48 EDT     --part1_f5.111a1bbe.290610f0_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 10/22/01 7:47:50 PM Eastern Daylight Time, = harrym@epix.net writes:     > . These are > all issues that I feel quite passionate about - but feel limited in how = much > I should complain/contribute/exhort when I think a bad decision is about = to > be made (or, in too many cases, has been made *already*). After all, if = I > care this much, why don't I join, and really commit to the place I care > about so deeply? >   One thing to remember is that when your opinions are "with them" you are a =   member of the church. When your opinions are not "with them" you suddenly =   become an outsider. At raise time, you are a member. When they want to = get rid of you, you again revert to non-member status. As a musician, you = are considered a convenience, member or not!   Please visit the NEWLY RENOVATED Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/   Bruce Cornely ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Duncan, Miles, Molly, and Dewi     --part1_f5.111a1bbe.290610f0_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 = 10/22/01 7:47:50 PM Eastern Daylight Time, harrym@epix.net writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">. These are <BR>all issues that I feel quite passionate about - but feel limited in = how much <BR>I should complain/contribute/exhort when I think a bad decision is = about to <BR>be made (or, in too many cases, has been made *already*). After all, = if I <BR>care this much, why don't I join, and really commit to the place I = care <BR>about so deeply? <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>One thing to remember is that when your opinions are "with them" you = are a member of the church. &nbsp;When your opinions are not "with them" = you suddenly become an outsider. &nbsp;&nbsp;At raise time, you are a = member. &nbsp;When they want to get rid of you, you again revert to = non-member status. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;As a musician, you are considered a = convenience, member or not! <BR> <BR>Please visit the NEWLY RENOVATED Howling Acres at = &nbsp;&nbsp;http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/ <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></FONT></HTML>   --part1_f5.111a1bbe.290610f0_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: organists as church members From: "Hugh Drogemuller" <hdrogemuller@sympatico.ca> Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 20:26:20 -0400   At 07:48 PM 22/10/2001 -0400, Harry wrote >Question: > >For those who often hold church positions - do you usually join the = church >you're playing for, or do you *avoid* doing so? It is my opinion it is bad practise for a Church to have a member as an =   employee. The Church to which I belong employed an Organist who was a member, in = fact she had been baptised, confirmed and married in the Church. This all added =   a sort of "non-arms-length" dimension to the relationship. When it became necessary to sever the employee/ employer relationship it added a = dimension that was not needed and it created unnecessary tensions within the = membership. Also, the person in the Office was a member, again,B,C &M in the Church. When she reached mandatory retirement age the Church had a difficult job = of getting her to accept that it was time for her to go. She was well aware = of the mandatory retirement provision that had been in place for a number of years. Her membership created a situation that was divisive since it created for and against groups. I would say to Harry on the matters that you feel passionate about; you would be well advised to get others who you trust to push your viewpoint. =   Mind you I would find it hard to believe that a Church would proceed on a major instrument restoration or replacement program without their professional musician being fully involved. If they look as if they want = to handle it that way then you must ask yourself what is your future there ?   HD    
(back) Subject: Re: organists as church members From: "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com> Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 19:47:33 -0500       "Harry E. Martens" wrote:   > Question: > > For those who often hold church positions - do you usually join the = church > you're playing for, or do you *avoid* doing so?   Depends upon which came first. If a parish of which I was already a = member requested me to assume the responsibility of serving as parish musician, I = would not leave the congregation, and would gladly serve.   In the case of a parish a distance from where I lived which had sufficient desire to obtain my services that they arranged to pay the cost of my relocation, I would probably be willing to join the parish, if it were = mutually desirable (I would not agree to change denominations in any event, = however.)   If I were an employee first, I would avoid joining, though I would not = refrain from assuming "voice" on any matter directly affecting the music and = liturgy with respect to what the long term implications of one choice or another = may be, but I am always conscientious to admit that I am making my voice known as = an employee, and perhaps as a representative of the greater fellowship of = parish musicians.   IMO, the ability to avoiding being embroiled in parish controversies (I'm = sorry, Miss Altar Guild Chairwoman, but since I am only an employee, I don't feel = that it is my place to make a comment on the Reader's last Sunday) is = priceless. I do feel that if I insist on bench rights for weddings and funerals (and I = do), that I am obligated to provide music for other parish events a requested, with compensation based upon the amount of work required to fulfill the = obligations prorated to the amount of work required for a sunday service. If I have = to do as much work as for a Sunday service, I should be paid accordingly. On = the other hand, if all they want is a run through of the Doxology for blessing = of the supper, and a couple of hymns afterwards that I could (or should be = able to) play at sight anyway, free dinner and a sawbuck would probably cover = it....   ns    
(back) Subject: Re: organists as church members, not good! From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 20:58:27 EDT   Harry:   Your best bet is to ask to be a consultant to the worship committee, at a Dollar a year. This way you can be viewed as an interested outsider. Most church people think they know everything about church equipment, but sadly they don't. They don't understand pipe or digital organs or pianos or their best installation placement. Archetects are only marginally better. They spend big bucks and are later disappointed with the results. So much money spent, with sometimes poor results or marginal at best. Hey, you better know your stuff if you are willing to take it on, because it has to be done = right! Read Lynn Dobson's artical on St. Joseph's Abbey April, 2001. TAO He had to practically move in, and it took four years to do it right.   Regards,   Ron Severin  
(back) Subject: Re: organists as church members From: "Jim" <bald1@prodigy.net> Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 20:12:59 -0500   Harry,   I would not encourage anyone to become a member of a church for which they played, unless one was committed to that church's (denomination) = theological position. One should be a member of a church so that they might worship.   I really would not try to better my position as an organist by becoming a member of a congregation, as invariably one will start serving themselves instead of God.   It is unfortunate that often an individual must look outside their denominational preference in order to find employment as an organist. However, I would certainly encourage you to join a church if you felt that you could worship there comfortably without the benefit of playing the organ.   I hope this has made since.   Jim H.     ----- Original Message ----- From: "Harry E. Martenas" <harrym@epix.net> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Monday, October 22, 2001 6:48 PM Subject: organists as church members     > Question: > > For those who often hold church positions - do you usually join the = church > you're playing for, or do you *avoid* doing so? > > > Thanks, > > Harry > > > "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 >    
(back) Subject: Doxology was 'organist membership' thread From: "Jon" <sparky@CEINetworks.com> Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 21:57:52 -0400   > Noel wrote: > On the other hand, if all they want is a run through of the Doxology ...   Speaking of such, how many of you church organists (referring now to Old 100th) do more than play the 4 part harmony? Do any of you use accompaniments with more motion? Anyone use the festival trumpet (or any reed) for chords as is done in many renditions of National Hymn?   I am interested in how you all use this in your service...   ~jon