PipeChat Digest #2346 - Saturday, September 1, 2001
 
Re: talking instead of listening!
  by "Wayne Grauel" <wgvideo@attglobal.net>
Re: Large Mixtures
  by "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re:
  by "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net>
Atlantic City Organ Picture Book
  by "William T. Van Pelt" <bill@organsociety.org>
Re: Hell, why not?
  by "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Seeking information on denominational origins . . .
  by "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: First Job?
  by <RMaryman@aol.com>
Re: Toe pistons
  by <RMaryman@aol.com>
Re: talking instead of listening!
  by <ContraReed@aol.com>
Re:
  by "Kristen Jones" <wufeisgirl@yahoo.com>
Re: talking instead of listening!
  by <Innkawgneeto@cs.com>
Re: talking instead of listening!
  by <GHamil9709@aol.com>
Re: X-post: O/CD Position Available -- NJ
  by "BridgewaterUMC Director of Music" <bridgewatermusic@hotmail.c
Re: talking instead of listening!
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com>
Re: PipeChat Digest #2345 - 08/31/01
  by "rfziegler" <rfziegler@ameritech.net>
 

(back) Subject: Re: talking instead of listening! From: "Wayne Grauel" <wgvideo@attglobal.net> Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2001 07:35:37 -0400   *************************************************************** Glenda Wrote:   While I dislike this piece (it's a great hymn, but the old term "familiarity breeds contempt" is true, because I heard it 378 or more too many times in my childhood), I am going to trick her and make it the very first prelude (while she is generally busy talking and disrupting the prelude instead of listening or praying). ***************************************************************   Glenda..... I love it! I was at a congregation (MS Lutheran) near = Baltimore in a very live room with a small tracker up in the back. The = congregation was the noisiest that I have ever heard....   After years there, it had turned into an absolute circus, in fact it was = so bad at the 10:45 service that people would stand around and talk and = then rush to their seats because the 1st hymn had started.   What was the point of playing literature that I had to bust my chops on to = learn, so I saved those pieces for the early service where people = appreciated what was being done and had some respect that they were = entering a worship service.   For the late service, their total lack of respect had basically turned the = concept of prelude into either Pre Loud or a unique game of cat & mouse... = which was really quite fun and tended to get their attention... here's = how you play it!   #1 you have to be able to improvise... to a certain degree, even a little = will do if you just want to try it!   2. Play your prelude on a hymn tune of your choice, or theirs. As the = improvisation goes along you gradually build up the prelude, each verse = becoming a little more intense... if you're really good, consider having = all ten fingers and toes going to town on full organ.... Then! A huge climax and then your next improvisational statement is on something = almost inaudible on an extremely quiet stop, or for American Classics, a = celeste, with the swell fully closed.....   GOTCHA! The whole congregation is down there roaring away, yelling at = each other and all of the sudden they realize they're all doing a solo!   This worked very well when they were all standing around and out in the = narthex talking and not being seated..... I would end my prelude in a very = soft meditative style.   The other version is to play your prelude so they all start talking, and = then introduce the first hymn on something like the 8' principal. They = were all yelling so much that they couldn't hear it anyway...   Then just begin the 1st verse with a moderate registration.... usually by = the end of the first verse I would see people running to their pews!   In all seriousness, I would hope that few of us have congregations that = are like this. Sometimes it can be a huge strain and just "no fun = anymore" I never realized how much I was putting up with, just to play a = decent organ, But I'm older now and I have learned one thing from all of = this...... Life is just too short!   Do the prelude "softly" and then wait for her to come up because she = didn't hear her favourite hymn! :)   Wayne    
(back) Subject: Re: Large Mixtures From: "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2001 14:12:23 -0400   Seb. I can just imagine where THAT one was. Is. Which reminds me: A mutual friend of yours and mine asked me just this morning when we can expect an inaugural performance thereupon. I'm imagining that it's a way off into the future; she thought maybe sooner. Is an announcement about = to be made?   Alan Freed   > From: TubaMagna@aol.com > Reply-To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2001 23:19:52 EDT > To: pipechat@pipechat.org > Subject: Re: Large Mixtures > > About to voice his second VII-ranker on 6-1/2" wind for a room seating = 2,500    
(back) Subject: Re: From: "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2001 14:25:45 -0400   His birthday celebration is coming up in two weeks. Are you within reach = of New York City? Details on request.   Alan Freed   > From: Kristen Jones <wufeisgirl@yahoo.com> > Reply-To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2001 14:25:22 -0700 (PDT) > To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> > > Hey, you guys ever heard of Felix Hell, the organist > from Germany? He's really good, and if you've heard > of him, let me know, and if you haven't, look him up > on Yahoo, cause he's really awesome. Yeah, I've got > somethin' to tell you guys when you get back to me. >    
(back) Subject: Atlantic City Organ Picture Book From: "William T. Van Pelt" <bill@organsociety.org> Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2001 14:22:25 -0400   The OHS Catalog now offers as the first item on its opening page at http://www.ohscatalog.org the new, "coffee-table sized" hardbound book of = 94 magnificent, large, black and white photographs published by the Atlantic City Convention Hall Organ Society. These pictures were made 1929-1932 by professional photographers Fred Hess & Son using a view camera and one = sheet of 8" x 10" film for each picture. The results are of the highest quality that could be attained, and the reproductions in this book are made from contact prints that were produced from the original negatives.   The ACCHOS has gone the extra mile to use very high-quality, coated, paper stock and has apparently demanded care in the printing process so as to achieve very good results in the book.   But, these technical matters of photography and printing are only of secondary interest when compared to the subject matter which will = fascinate everyone who has interest in bravura organbuilding. Many pictures of = pipes illustrate certain exotic stops, especially unusual constructions, and the pipe pictures expand into many pictures of windchests and even entire = organ chambers filled with pipes. Mechanisms are photographed, too, as are a series of 18 shots of two of the organ's consoles and mechanisms. The smaller 5-manual console is truly elegant in its third incarnation.   Let's hope for great success for this book and for the organ's eventual restoration. I want to hear it in perfect condition!   Bill    
(back) Subject: Re: Hell, why not? From: "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2001 14:46:15 -0400   > From: Randolph Runyon <runyonr@muohio.edu> > Subject: Re: Hell, why not? > > o >>> >> >> i heared him play that big organ in Boston. He made it sound good! >> that toccata from 'shindler's list' blew me away. >> i'm still humming it... >> >> A Hell of a good organist fur'sure! >> >> Stan > > Isn't that the toccata from another film, with the title "Brother of = Sleep"? > > Randy Runyon > Music Director > Zion Lutheran Church > Hamilton, Ohio > runyonr@muohio.edu > > > Randy:   Don't know about Sleep, but glad to get your new position. Wanny report = on how things are going there? (Or have you already done so, and I've missed it somehow?)   Alan Freed Saint Luke's Church New York City    
(back) Subject: Re: Seeking information on denominational origins . . . From: "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2001 15:57:17 -0400   Glenda.   Terribly sorry. Been in hospital. Just got your query. Here's what I wrote in the bulletin for How Great Thou Art a coupld months ago:   The tenor solo during the Offertory this morning is a Swedish folk melody, first published 110 years ago, and soon thereafter known also in Swedish churches in America. The text was written by a Swedish sailor, preacher, and member of parliament, Carl Gustaf Boberg (1859-1940), one evening in = the summer of 1885 when he was returning home, struck by the beauty of nature and the sound of church bells in the still of the evening. It was = published the following winter and spring in various periodicals, and found its way = to Germany and then to Russia, where it was translated into those languages. In the late 1930s the Russian text was translated into English by Stuart Hine, an Englishman, who with his wife worked as an evangelist in eastern Czechoslovakia before World War 2 and with eastern European displaced persons in Britain following the war; a new fourth stanza was added in the 1940s, and published in both Russian and English in 1949. Having been through so many translations, the present text bears little resemblance to the Swedish original. As many of us will remember in our own lifetimes, = the text and tune were popularized in the 1950s by George Beverly Shea during the Billy Graham crusades.   > From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> > Reply-To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2001 13:04:22 -0500 > To: "PIPECHAT" > <pipechat@pipechat.org>, "PIPORG-L"<piporg-l@listserv.albany.edu> > Subject: Seeking information on denominational origins . . . > > Am busy finishing a church bulletin which HAS to be done tomorrow = (Friday). > Have a parishioner who just has to have "How great thou art" for her    
(back) Subject: Re: First Job? From: <RMaryman@aol.com> Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2001 17:34:52 EDT     --part1_a5.1abb7c5a.28c15cfc_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 8/29/2001 6:05:22 PM Eastern Daylight Time, amadpoet@lycos.com writes:       > Okay, here's what I want to know. I come from the Church of Christ, and = have > absolutely no knowledge of Presbyterian services. I'm planning on going = to > a few services at churches in my area to see what goes on, but I would = love > to hear from all or any of you about music choices, the order of the > service, etc. Any info would be helpful, and greatly appreciated. > >       If you are planning to go to see what a Presbyterian service is like, go = to the church where your teacher wants you to play to get the best idae. Each =   congregation will use their own order of worship depending on the likes/dislikes of the pastor/congregants You could expect something like = this:   Prelude (usually 5 to 7 minutes) Welcome and announcements Choral introit (Call to worship) Invocation Opening hymn (but this can also sometimes come before the welcome and annoucements) Prayers (of the minister and congregation) Choral Affirmation (some churches, not all of them tho) The Lord's Prayer (another) Hymn SERMON Offertory (some churches use this time for Choral anthem, others do the anthem earlier in service - some churches this is an organ voluntary (most = of them)) Doxology (or dedication of offering, such as "We Give Thee But Thine Own") Closing hymn Choral Benediction POSTLOUD   The form changes from place to place as does the sequence, some churches = may even twiddle around with the sequence each week slightly. Really, tho, you =   will not find yourself severely out of place, as almost all protestant churches use a service order similar to the one I have suggested.   One question you WILL want to know - Does the pastor/worship leader = announce the hymns? or are you expected to just "know" when to start the = intro....this DOES change from place to place and Minister to MInister.   Best wishes for your success, and welcome to the (ahem) Ranks.   Rick in VA   --part1_a5.1abb7c5a.28c15cfc_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 = 8/29/2001 6:05:22 PM Eastern Daylight Time, <BR>amadpoet@lycos.com writes: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">Okay, here's what = I want to know. I come from the Church of Christ, and have <BR>absolutely no knowledge of Presbyterian services. I'm planning on = going to <BR>a few services at churches in my area to see what goes on, but I would = love <BR>to hear from all or any of you about music choices, the order of the <BR>service, etc. Any info would be helpful, and greatly appreciated. <BR> <BR></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR>If you are planning to go to see what a Presbyterian service is like, = go to <BR>the church where your teacher wants you to play to get the best idae. = Each <BR>congregation will use their own order of worship depending on the <BR>likes/dislikes of the pastor/congregants You could expect something = like this: <BR> <BR>Prelude (usually 5 to 7 minutes) <BR>Welcome and announcements <BR>Choral introit (Call to worship) <BR>Invocation <BR>Opening hymn (but this can also sometimes come before the welcome and <BR>annoucements) <BR>Prayers (of the minister and congregation) <BR>Choral Affirmation (some churches, not all of them tho) <BR>The Lord's Prayer <BR>(another) Hymn <BR>SERMON <BR>Offertory (some churches use this time for Choral anthem, others do = the <BR>anthem earlier in service - some churches this is an organ voluntary = (most of <BR>them)) <BR>Doxology (or dedication of offering, such as "We Give Thee But Thine = Own") <BR>Closing hymn <BR>Choral Benediction <BR>POSTLOUD <BR> <BR>The form changes from place to place as does the sequence, some = churches may <BR>even twiddle around with the sequence each week slightly. Really, tho, you <BR>will not find yourself severely out of place, as almost all protestant =   <BR>churches use a service order similar to the one I have suggested. <BR> <BR>One question you WILL want to know - Does the pastor/worship leader = announce <BR>the hymns? or are you expected to just "know" when to start the = intro....this <BR>DOES change from place to place and Minister to MInister. <BR> <BR>Best wishes for your success, and welcome to the (ahem) Ranks. <BR> <BR>Rick in VA</FONT></HTML>   --part1_a5.1abb7c5a.28c15cfc_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Toe pistons From: <RMaryman@aol.com> Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2001 17:34:54 EDT     --part1_13f.a4fbd3.28c15cfe_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 8/29/2001 6:12:34 PM Eastern Daylight Time, steve@ststephenscanterbury.freeserve.co.uk writes:     > Anyone know where I can get hold of toe pistons in the UK? I've done a > search of the web but didn't turn anything up... > >   2 places to try...   P & S organ supply (which is connected with Walker & Sons) Twickenham Avenue - Brandon - Suffolk -IP27 0NZ Telephone : 01842 813201   and   Kimber-Allen sorry - I don't have contact info, but they probably have a website if = you search under their name)   Rick in VA   --part1_13f.a4fbd3.28c15cfe_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 = 8/29/2001 6:12:34 PM Eastern Daylight Time, <BR>steve@ststephenscanterbury.freeserve.co.uk writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">Anyone know where = I can get hold of toe pistons in the UK? &nbsp;I've done a <BR>search of the web but didn't turn anything up...</FONT><FONT = COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> <BR> <BR></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> <BR>2 places to try... <BR> <BR>P &amp; S organ supply (which is connected with Walker &amp; Sons) <BR>Twickenham Avenue - Brandon - Suffolk -IP27 0NZ <BR>Telephone : &nbsp;&nbsp;01842 813201 <BR> <BR>and <BR> <BR>Kimber-Allen <BR>sorry &nbsp;- I don't have contact info, but they probably have a = website if you <BR>search under their name) <BR> <BR>Rick in VA</FONT></HTML>   --part1_13f.a4fbd3.28c15cfe_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: talking instead of listening! From: <ContraReed@aol.com> Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2001 17:51:01 EDT   In a message dated 8/31/01 7:51:37 AM Eastern Daylight Time, wgvideo@attglobal.net writes:   << I was at a congregation (MS Lutheran) near Baltimore >>  
(back) Subject: Re: From: "Kristen Jones" <wufeisgirl@yahoo.com> Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2001 15:46:53 -0700 (PDT)   I live in Iowa. Um... do you know if he has a home address?   --- Alan Freed <afreed0904@earthlink.net> wrote: > His birthday celebration is coming up in two weeks. > Are you within reach of > New York City? Details on request. > > Alan Freed > > > From: Kristen Jones <wufeisgirl@yahoo.com> > > Reply-To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> > > Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2001 14:25:22 -0700 (PDT) > > To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> > > > > Hey, you guys ever heard of Felix Hell, the > organist > > from Germany? He's really good, and if you've > heard > > of him, let me know, and if you haven't, look him > up > > on Yahoo, cause he's really awesome. Yeah, I've > got > > somethin' to tell you guys when you get back to > me. > > > > > "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 >     __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get email alerts & NEW webcam video instant messaging with Yahoo! = Messenger http://im.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: Re: talking instead of listening! From: <Innkawgneeto@cs.com> Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2001 20:20:43 EDT     --part1_ce.198af25d.28c183db_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   When I was playing offertories, people were oh so rude. Then about 3 or 4 =   years ago it hit me. The choir now sings during the offertory and for the =   most part the folks are courteous.   People are now starting to jabber during sermons -- particularly those = that only come for baptisms. But I figure, that's someone else's problem.   There was a time when pastors (and musicians) would simply stop, and = either wait for errant yakkers, or call them down. One just did NOT want to be called down by the pastor.   O well. My feeling is, "they (the yakkers) do not know what they are missing."   Neil B   --part1_ce.198af25d.28c183db_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>When I was playing offertories, people were oh so rude. = &nbsp;Then about 3 or 4 <BR>years ago it hit me. &nbsp;The choir now sings during the offertory = and for the <BR>most part the folks are courteous. <BR> <BR>People are now starting to jabber during sermons -- particularly those = that <BR>only come for &nbsp;baptisms. &nbsp;But I figure, that's someone = else's problem. <BR> <BR>There was a time when pastors (and musicians) would simply stop, and = either <BR>wait for errant yakkers, or call them down. &nbsp;One just did NOT = want to be <BR>called down by the pastor. &nbsp; <BR> <BR>O well. &nbsp;My feeling is, &nbsp;"they (the yakkers) do not know = what they are <BR>missing." <BR> <BR>Neil B</FONT></HTML>   --part1_ce.198af25d.28c183db_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: talking instead of listening! From: <GHamil9709@aol.com> Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2001 20:31:30 EDT     --part1_159.3b2b63.28c18662_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 8/31/2001 7:22:20 PM Central Daylight Time, Innkawgneeto@cs.com writes:     > People are now starting to jabber during sermons -- particularly those = that > only come for baptisms. But I figure, that's someone else's problem.   Tell them: With Twisted letters, they become Two words we use today, For LISTEN is precisely same As SILENT, spelled another way.   Just have the Pastor read this poem at some point..... =   --part1_159.3b2b63.28c18662_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Gourmand" LANG=3D"0"><B>In a message dated 8/31/2001 7:22:20 PM = Central Daylight Time, <BR>Innkawgneeto@cs.com writes: <BR> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"></B> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">People are now = starting to jabber during sermons -- particularly those that <BR>only come for &nbsp;baptisms. &nbsp;But I figure, that's someone = else's problem. </FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 = FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D"arial" LANG=3D"0"></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Gourmand" LANG=3D"0"><B> <BR>Tell them: &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;With Twisted letters, = they become <BR> = &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nb= sp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;= &nbsp;&nbsp;Two words we use today, <BR> = &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nb= sp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;= &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;For LISTEN is precisely same <BR> = &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nb= sp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;= &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;As SILENT, spelled another way. <BR> <BR> Just have the Pastor read this poem at some point..... = &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nb= sp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp= ;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</B></FONT></HTML>   --part1_159.3b2b63.28c18662_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: X-post: O/CD Position Available -- NJ From: "BridgewaterUMC Director of Music" <bridgewatermusic@hotmail.com> Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2001 21:55:55 -0400       I happen to live in Medford(and sadly have taken a full time job and cant apply) However, I can reccomend this parish to anyone. We have attended there on occasion and the music program is quite good and the organ very nice(if not a little to large for the building)   Craig Kesner     _________________________________________________________________ Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at http://explorer.msn.com/intl.asp    
(back) Subject: Re: talking instead of listening! From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2001 21:24:36 -0500   Wayne, that's why I like Herbert Howells' music so much - he tends to = start and end quietly, and build in the middle. It is fun sometimes to build to full organ, just to end up playing softly while people are yelling.   What I like are the people who run up and make requests, then don't show = up when you actually program and play them!   If I do more than one piece as a prelude, I have to start big and end softly. If the second piece is loud, people will jump up grabbing for = their hymnals, thinking I'm starting without them!   Regards,   Glenda "it's been a week from hell, and the rest of the month doesn't look any easier" Sutton          
(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #2345 - 08/31/01 From: "rfziegler" <rfziegler@ameritech.net> Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2001 23:10:10 -0700   on 8/31/2001 2:00 AM, PipeChat wrote:       > > OK, I'll be the non-in-the-know-non-organist to ask why "this is TOO = funny!!!"   Because Biggs was a stuffed shirt and Virgil was a breath of fresh air! Virgil said, on the back of the album he did at the Mighty Wichita Wurli, "musical purists are the barnacles on the ship of music". AMEN!   -- Bob Ziegler rfziegler@ameritech.net AIM: zieglerbob99 Yahoo: zieglerbob     Playing in the key of "off" in beautiful downtown Sauk Village, Illinois