PipeChat Digest #2400 - Wednesday, September 26, 2001
 
Solos with easy workable organ accompaniments
  by <flcg1018@mails.fju.edu.tw>
RE: Solos with easy workable organ accompaniments
  by "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org>
RE: Solos with easy workable organ accompaniments
  by <flcg1018@mails.fju.edu.tw>
Re: Solos in Christian Science churches
  by <DudelK@aol.com>
Re: Solos with easy workable organ accompaniments
  by <TheOrganst@aol.com>
RE: Solos with easy workable organ accompaniments
  by "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org>
RE: Solos in Christian Science churches
  by "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org>
Re: Solos with easy workable organ accompaniments
  by <Myosotis51@aol.com>
RE: Solos with easy workable organ accompaniments
  by "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org>
Re: Solos with easy workable organ accompaniments
  by <flcg1018@mails.fju.edu.tw>
Re: Solos with easy workable organ accompaniments
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
RE: Solos with easy workable organ accompaniments
  by "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org>
RE: Solos with easy workable organ accompaniments
  by "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org>
Alain and Lemare
  by "Mike Swaldo" <cv_43@OMALP1.OMERESA.NET>
playing in Christian Science churches
  by <MFoxy9795@aol.com>
Re: Solos with easy workable organ accompaniments
  by <Myosotis51@aol.com>
Re: Solos with easy workable organ accompaniments
  by <Myosotis51@aol.com>
choosing hymns
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
 

(back) Subject: Solos with easy workable organ accompaniments From: <flcg1018@mails.fju.edu.tw> Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 22:41:47 +0800 (CST)               Greetings all!   I am a summer sub... I sub in July, August, and in September on   Labor Day sunday when I'm asked to do so...   Many of you have subbed or played on a regular basis in churches of   other denominations... Thus I would like to ask you to offer me some   suggestions with respect to the question I raised below.     This past summer I was pleased to sub for four sundays at a Christian   Science church. As I understand it, their organist *and* soloist gave   notice on about June 1 that their last Sunday would be July 8.... not   really enough notice for the church to find replacements, considering the   venue of the church.... I was pleased to step in and play for them on   the sundays that I was free... And I received some nice compliments from   them on my music... However I made it very clear that, although I had   played in Christian Science churches before, it was with the stipulation   that the solos would have very easy accompaniment...       Anyway, for the first Sunday's solo I started off by insisting on:   Handel, Messiah, He Shall Feed His Flock.   Other selections were: Mendelssohn, Elijah, Cast Thy Burden Upon the Lord   Carl F. Mueller, Create in Me a Clean Heart (the anthem arrangement is better than Mueller's arrangement of this in solo form)   The Beatitudes, published by Row in 1959 (I cannot remember the composer)   We were going to do Handel, Messiah, I Know that My Redeemer Liveth,   but had to change because of a last minute change of soloists. But I   played an excerpt of it from a reed organ book for the offertory, and got   a few nice compliments...     Actually the Beatitudes selection went OK, but I was a bit nervous   to say the least because usually the organist just rehearses with the   soloist about 30 minutes before the service and everything should fall   into place.. I could not have another rehearsal because the soloist was   out of town.. But fortunately the soloist came very early...so we were   able to put it all together.   I wanted to do Brother James' Air, by Jacob... but a soloist had   already sung it for them not too long before I started playing for them.   God So Loved the World by Stainer (which they had in their   library) would also have been OK...     My question is: Would you all suggest some old chestnut solos for the   summer (e. g. of the level and difficulty of the above Handel Messiah   selections and the other selections mentioned above) that a substitute   organist could handle with little trouble at all?   Next time I play at a Christian Science church, I think I'll also ask   them if I may look at their library and see what selections they have...   I'm keeping copies of the selections I have played over the summers at   Christian Science churches... so in the future perhaps I can just say that   I've played these solos for your denomination.... would you like to choose   from these?   Thanks in advance for any help you can give.... feel free to e-mail me   directly if you want to... In a number of churches I have found that the   church may have a soloist to perform the offertory, if the choir is on   vacation..       My address is:     flcg1018@mails.fju.edu.tw   Be careful of the "L" and the "1"s in the beginning of my e-mail   address..       Best wishes to all...         Morton Belcher fellow list member              
(back) Subject: RE: Solos with easy workable organ accompaniments From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 10:46:22 -0400   I'm curious, did you say THEY chose the music to be used? Robert Colasacco    
(back) Subject: RE: Solos with easy workable organ accompaniments From: <flcg1018@mails.fju.edu.tw> Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 22:54:36 +0800 (CST)       On Wed, 26 Sep 2001, COLASACCO, ROBERT wrote:   > I'm curious, did you say THEY chose the music to be used? > Robert Colasacco   The Music Chair was the first person to contact me... and as I believe I mentioned, I insisted on Handel's He Shall feed His Flock... But unfortunately the man on the committee choosing the August selection would not back down on the Beatitudes selection, as the soloist was out of town and he didn't want to get in touch with her again...   Fortunately for the other sundays they had to change soloists on short notice and the soloist and I were allowed to choose the solo music ourselvess...     In answer to your question, at the two Christian Science churches I have played for, yes, either the music committee as a whole or some one on the committee chooses the solos... The solos are either faxed or mailed to you two weeks in advance... But if you have other things going in your life, two weeks in not always enough time to learn solos with somewhat demanding accompaniments...   The hymns are usually chosen by the First Reader, and I don't have any problem usually learning a new hymn overnight as I had to do with one church who would phone me the hymns on Friday night...     Best wishes,     Morton Belcher       > > > "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: Solos in Christian Science churches From: <DudelK@aol.com> Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 11:02:11 EDT   That's the way it works in most Christian Science churches, or at least = the ones in the Washington area where I sub. In most cases they also have = someone from the music committee sit in on the rehearsal. I think it is partly because they try to choose a solo that goes along with the readings for = the day. Fortunately, the one where I've been subbing recently sends the solos =   out three or four weeks in advance. Sometimes things that look really daunting turn out not to be so bad once you work with them a while. And = then when you get to the church on Sunday the soloist has very different ideas than you did when practicing, so you just give it your best shot and get = on with it. A lot of it is figuring out what to leave out in the usually very =   pianistic printed accompaniments--that and working through the tricky = spots and minefields until you can play them in your sleep.   Not an ideal situation, but no worse than some of the schlock you're asked = to play as "hymns" in some of the RC churches.   Also, the Christian Science churches were I sub all have quite pleasant organs that take into account a primary role as accompanying instrument. They're mostly all 2m Schantzes from the mid-70s with separately enclosed Great and Swell (some exposed Great stops)--very versatile for = modest-sized instruments.   DudelK Washington, DC  
(back) Subject: Re: Solos with easy workable organ accompaniments From: <TheOrganst@aol.com> Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 12:25:36 EDT     --part1_f4.fe560d1.28e35b80_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 9/26/01 7:47:07 AM Pacific Daylight Time, RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org writes:     > > I'm curious, did you say THEY chose the music to be used? >   The Christian Science Church has a Music Committee that usually = pre-approves any and all music that is to be performed in their service. According to = the guidelines set by their founder and leader Mary Baker Eddy. I can't locate = my copy of the guidelines otherwise I'd copy them into this email. They are = very Victorian in nature and extremely limited. My experience with the C.S. church was not a pleasant one, and I've since learned that my experience = was quite a common one. The music was either too loud, too soft, too long too =   short, my tie was too long, too short, too loud, etc. You get the picture. =   But I digress.....   Back to the music. You can contact any number of C.S. churches to get = access to their soloist's library. There are also books published with = "appropriate" music suitable specifically for the C.S. Church.   Good Luck   Kyle B. Irwin   --part1_f4.fe560d1.28e35b80_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 = 9/26/01 7:47:07 AM Pacific Daylight Time, RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org = writes: <BR> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px"> <BR>I'm curious, did you say THEY chose the music to be used? <BR></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> <BR>The Christian Science Church has a Music Committee that usually = pre-approves any and all music that is to be performed in their service. = According to the guidelines set by their founder and leader Mary Baker = Eddy. I can't locate my copy of the guidelines otherwise I'd copy them = into this email. They are very Victorian in nature and extremely limited. = &nbsp;My experience with the C.S. church was not a pleasant one, and I've = since learned that my experience was quite a common one. &nbsp;The music = was either too loud, too soft, too long too short, my tie was too long, = too short, too loud, etc. You get the picture. But I digress..... <BR> <BR>Back to the music. You can contact any number of C.S. churches to get = access to their soloist's library. There are also books published with = "appropriate" music suitable specifically for the C.S. Church. <BR> <BR>Good Luck <BR> <BR>Kyle B. Irwin</FONT></HTML>   --part1_f4.fe560d1.28e35b80_boundary--  
(back) Subject: RE: Solos with easy workable organ accompaniments From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 12:39:22 -0400   This message is in MIME format. Since your mail reader does not understand this format, some or all of this message may not be legible.   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C146A9.CBFDA6A0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1"   Well, I guess if you go in knowing that, than you work with it. It's those places that you go into and once you're in they start telling you how to breathe that I don't like. Robert Colasacco     The Christian Science Church has a Music Committee that usually = pre-approves any and all music that is to be performed in their service. According to = the guidelines set by their founder and leader Mary Baker Eddy   Kyle B. Irwin   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C146A9.CBFDA6A0 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1"   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META HTTP-EQUIV=3D"Content-Type" CONTENT=3D"text/html; = charset=3Diso-8859-1">     <META content=3D"MSHTML 5.50.4522.1800" name=3DGENERATOR></HEAD> <BODY> <DIV><SPAN class=3D937053816-26092001><FONT face=3DGaramond = color=3D#800000>Well, I guess if you go in knowing that, than you work with it. It's those places = that you go into and once you're in they start telling you how to breathe that = I don't like.</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D937053816-26092001></SPAN><FONT = face=3Darial,helvetica><FONT lang=3D0 face=3DArial FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF"><SPAN = class=3D937053816-26092001><FONT face=3DGaramond color=3D#800000>Robert = Colasacco</FONT></SPAN></DIV><BR></FONT><FONT lang=3D0 face=3DArial FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF"><BR>The Christian Science = Church has a Music Committee that usually pre-approves any and all music that is to be performed in their service. According to the guidelines set by their = founder and leader Mary Baker Eddy<BR><BR>Kyle B. Irwin</FONT> </FONT></BODY></HTML>   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C146A9.CBFDA6A0--  
(back) Subject: RE: Solos in Christian Science churches From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 12:37:18 -0400   Not an ideal situation, but no worse than some of the schlock you're asked to play as "hymns" in some of the RC churches.     DudelK Washington, DC   Oh?? Are the RC's now telling their organists what to play? I know you now have to be as "catholic" as their priests (ha, ha)to even get a position = as organist/mus.. dir. But they? choosing hymns? for me to play!!? Never happened when I played (200 years ago). I made sure they knew they were = only "allowed" requests now and then and even then I'd decide if they were = worthy to be used. Robert Colasacco  
(back) Subject: Re: Solos with easy workable organ accompaniments From: <Myosotis51@aol.com> Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 13:55:19 EDT   In a message dated 9/26/01 12:14:40 PM Eastern Daylight Time, flcg1018@mails.fju.edu.tw writes:     The hymns are usually chosen by the First Reader, and I don't have any problem usually learning a new hymn overnight as I had to do with one church who would phone me the hymns on Friday night...     In the church that I play for, two of the hymns are listed in the bulletin =   and I find out what they are 10 minutes before the service. The other two =   are chosen "as the Spirit moves" DURING the service. EEEEK!!!   Vicki  
(back) Subject: RE: Solos with easy workable organ accompaniments From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 13:58:47 -0400   Call me inflexible. Robert     The other two are chosen "as the Spirit moves" DURING the service. EEEEK!!!   Vicki  
(back) Subject: Re: Solos with easy workable organ accompaniments From: <flcg1018@mails.fju.edu.tw> Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2001 02:17:50 +0800 (CST)       On Wed, 26 Sep 2001 Myosotis51@aol.com wrote:   > In a message dated 9/26/01 12:14:40 PM Eastern Daylight Time, > flcg1018@mails.fju.edu.tw writes: > > > The hymns are usually chosen by the First Reader, and I don't have any > problem usually learning a new hymn overnight as I had to do with one > church who would phone me the hymns on Friday night... > > > In the church that I play for, two of the hymns are listed in the = bulletin > and I find out what they are 10 minutes before the service. The other = two > are chosen "as the Spirit moves" DURING the service. EEEEK!!!   I assume you are playing at a Christian Science church... I would be a bit skittish if the other two hymns were chosen on the fly, because I don't know enough of the hymns in the Christian Science hymnal...   Yes, as for "as the Spirit moves," that was one reason why I was given the hymns later at one church... This summer I played the evening services for one month at another Christian Science church... The present First Reader was nice about giving me the hymns early... but she said the order of the hymns would be made known before the evening service started...     > > Vicki   Best wishes,     Morton Belcher         > > "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: Solos with easy workable organ accompaniments From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 14:21:13 EDT     --part1_44.13ca9a6b.28e37699_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 9/26/01 1:56:05 PM Eastern Daylight Time, Myosotis51@aol.com writes:     > In the church that I play for, two of the hymns are listed in the = bulletin > and I find out what they are 10 minutes before the service. The other = two > are chosen "as the Spirit moves" DURING the service. EEEEK!!! >   I think every organist should be comfortable sight-reading hymns. That = was the very first thing I learned to do. At the age of 12 I played for = evening services in a Methodist church in which the first 20 minutes of the = service was a sing-a-long with hymns chosen randomly by the congregation. It was great fun, and I still love to do it.   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_44.13ca9a6b.28e37699_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 = 9/26/01 1:56:05 PM Eastern Daylight Time, Myosotis51@aol.com writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">In the church that = I play for, two of the hymns are listed in the bulletin <BR>and I find out what they are 10 minutes before the service. &nbsp;The = other two <BR>are chosen "as the Spirit moves" DURING the service. = &nbsp;&nbsp;EEEEK!!! <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>I think every organist should be comfortable sight-reading hymns. = &nbsp;&nbsp;That was the very first thing I learned to do. &nbsp;At the = age of 12 I played for evening services in a Methodist church in which the = first 20 minutes of the service was a sing-a-long with hymns chosen = randomly by the congregation. &nbsp;It was great fun, and I still love to = do it. <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_44.13ca9a6b.28e37699_boundary--  
(back) Subject: RE: Solos with easy workable organ accompaniments From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 14:21:30 -0400   So moveth the spirit thus playeth the organist.   -Colasacco, I:1  
(back) Subject: RE: Solos with easy workable organ accompaniments From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 14:30:27 -0400   This message is in MIME format. Since your mail reader does not understand this format, some or all of this message may not be legible.   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C146B9.50A8AC10 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1"   Thanks for mentioning this. I'd like to make clear something that I had = not made clear in an earlier post concerning my complaint against the clergy choosing hymns. Choosing hymns was not something I ever denied the congregation. If a parish member asked that I play a hymn s/he liked, I would always oblige her/him. It was the clergy's intrusion I resented. -----Original Message----- From: Cremona502@cs.com [mailto:Cremona502@cs.com] Sent: Wednesday, September 26, 2001 2:21 PM To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: Re: Solos with easy workable organ accompaniments     In a message dated 9/26/01 1:56:05 PM Eastern Daylight Time, Myosotis51@aol.com writes:         In the church that I play for, two of the hymns are listed in the bulletin =   and I find out what they are 10 minutes before the service. The other two =   are chosen "as the Spirit moves" DURING the service. EEEEK!!!         I think every organist should be comfortable sight-reading hymns. That = was the very first thing I learned to do. At the age of 12 I played for = evening services in a Methodist church in which the first 20 minutes of the = service was a sing-a-long with hymns chosen randomly by the congregation. It was great fun, and I still love to do it.   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     ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C146B9.50A8AC10 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1"   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META HTTP-EQUIV=3D"Content-Type" CONTENT=3D"text/html; = charset=3Diso-8859-1">     <META content=3D"MSHTML 5.50.4522.1800" name=3DGENERATOR></HEAD> <BODY> <DIV><SPAN class=3D887432418-26092001><FONT face=3DGaramond = color=3D#800000>Thanks for mentioning this. I'd like to make clear something that I had not made = clear in&nbsp;an earlier post concerning &nbsp;my complaint against the clergy choosing hymns.&nbsp; Choosing hymns was not&nbsp;something I ever denied&nbsp;the congregation. If a parish member asked that I play&nbsp;a = hymn s/he liked, I would always oblige her/him. It was the clergy's = intrusion&nbsp;I resented.&nbsp;</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV class=3DOutlookMessageHeader dir=3Dltr align=3Dleft><FONT = face=3DTahoma size=3D2>-----Original Message-----<BR><B>From:</B> Cremona502@cs.com [mailto:Cremona502@cs.com]<BR><B>Sent:</B> Wednesday, September 26, 2001 = 2:21 PM<BR><B>To:</B> pipechat@pipechat.org<BR><B>Subject:</B> Re: Solos with = easy workable organ accompaniments<BR><BR></FONT></DIV><FONT face=3Darial,helvetica><FONT size=3D2>In a message dated 9/26/01 1:56:05 = PM Eastern Daylight Time, Myosotis51@aol.com writes: <BR><BR><BR> <BLOCKQUOTE style=3D"PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px = solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px" TYPE=3D"CITE">In the church that I play for, two of the hymns are listed = in the bulletin <BR>and I find out what they are 10 minutes before the service. =   &nbsp;The other two <BR>are chosen "as the Spirit moves" DURING the = service. &nbsp;&nbsp;EEEEK!!! <BR></FONT><FONT lang=3D0 face=3DArial = color=3D#000000 size=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF"></BLOCKQUOTE><BR></FONT><FONT lang=3D0 face=3DArial = color=3D#000000 size=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF"><BR>I think every organist should be = comfortable sight-reading hymns. &nbsp;&nbsp;That was the very first thing I learned = to do. &nbsp;At the age of 12 I played for evening services in a Methodist church = in which the first 20 minutes of the service was a sing-a-long with hymns = chosen randomly by the congregation. &nbsp;It was great fun, and I still love to = do it. <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></FONT></BODY></HTML>   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C146B9.50A8AC10--  
(back) Subject: Alain and Lemare From: "Mike Swaldo" <cv_43@OMALP1.OMERESA.NET> Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 14:43:42 +0100   Hi,   At our AGO meeting the other night, our guest performed some pieces for = organ and instrument. There were 3 pieces by Jehan Alain for flute with organ, = and a lovely arrangement of an old Irish air (Danny Boy) by Lemare for Cello = and organ. They were all quite lovely. Are they still in print?   Best wishes, Mike   Michael L. Swaldo CV_43@omalp1.omeresa.net    
(back) Subject: playing in Christian Science churches From: <MFoxy9795@aol.com> Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 17:43:11 EDT   In a message dated 01-09-26 12:27:31 EDT, you write:   > There are also books published with "appropriate" > music suitable specifically for the C.S. Church. > I have played a number of times in Christian Science churches. I do know that the solo text must be either directly from Scripture or a text by = Mary Baker Eddy. Many of the hymns in the C.S. hymnal are unfamiliar to musicians from other churches. I have almost always been given the hymns =   with at least a few days' notice. However, if I had not had a CS hymnal here, the hymn numbers would not have done me much good. Merry  
(back) Subject: Re: Solos with easy workable organ accompaniments From: <Myosotis51@aol.com> Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 19:39:40 EDT   In a message dated 9/26/01 2:18:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time, flcg1018@mails.fju.edu.tw writes:     I assume you are playing at a Christian Science church... I would be a bit skittish if the other two hymns were chosen on the fly, because I don't know enough of the hymns in the Christian Science hymnal...   ----   Nope, I play for an AME Zion church. And I have a 50/50 chance of knowing =   the hymn.   They DO keep me on my toes!   Vicki  
(back) Subject: Re: Solos with easy workable organ accompaniments From: <Myosotis51@aol.com> Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 19:41:48 EDT   In a message dated 9/26/01 2:31:56 PM Eastern Daylight Time, RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org writes:     Choosing hymns was not something I ever denied the congregation. If a = parish member asked that I play a hymn s/he liked, I would always oblige her/him. = It was the clergy's intrusion I resented.   Why was that, Robert? Since most, if not all, of the hymns are based on Biblical text, why not reiterate that Sunday's readings in the hymns?   Vicki  
(back) Subject: choosing hymns From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 17:08:39 -0700   We follow the Liturgical Kalendar in the back of the Episcopal Hymnal 1940 ... or at least, that's where we START. If the congregation doesn't know a hymn tune, and I can't find a tune in the same meter that they DO know, then we start looking for hymns on the same THEME.   I say "we", because I submit the service-lists to the Rector for approval. When I first came to St. Matthew's, we spent HOURS choosing hymns; then I discovered that if I came in with a "suggested" list already chosen, he seldom vetoed anything. He occasionally questions if the congregation knows a tune, but he's come to realize they know a LOT more tunes than HE does.   Once in a VERY great while, he'll pull a theme out of the readings that hasn't occurred to me, and ask for a hymn that goes with it.   MAYBE once or twice a year I'll pick something they SHOULD know, but don't. In that case, if it's worth learning, we simply repeat it for four Sundays running.   The cradle Anglicans in my choir are my other resource / "music committee" ... if THEY don't know something, chances are nobody ELSE does either. If they don't LIKE something, the chances are VERY good that nobody else will either (grin).   There HAVE been SOME exceptions: I DID put my foot down about learning the more familiar Gregorian hymn-tunes ... it's taken a couple of years, but now they sing them right off, which ALSO gives us a repertoire of Gregorian TUNES to use for other hymns in the same meter.   I have to be careful, because I grew up in a parish with a Rector who had been an organist, and a pupil of Tertius Noble; THAT congregation knew virtually every hymn in the Hymnal. So some things that are familiar to ME aren't necessarily familiar to the average Anglican.   I used to have more congregational rehearsals than I do now ... since I learned Sibelius, I've discovered they'll sing just about ANYTHING, as long as I write it out in full with the tune, and the words underlaid, and print it in a Music Supplement inserted in the bulletin.   Cheers,   Bud-by-the-Beach