PipeChat Digest #2405 - Saturday, September 29, 2001
 
Re: Strange pastoral request
  by "Phil Stimmel" <pca@sover.net>
Sydney Organ Competition
  by "Mark Quarmby" <markq@flex.com.au>
Re: Strange pastoral request (speaking of professional behavior)
  by "Stanley Lowkis" <nstarfil@mediaone.net>
Re: Strange pastoral request
  by <DudelK@aol.com>
Re: Strange pastoral request
  by <Mick709@aol.com>
Re: Strange pastoral request
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com>
Re: Strange pastoral request
  by "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org>
piston changing
  by <RMB10@aol.com>
Re: Strange pastoral request
  by "Douglas A Campbell" <dougcampbell@juno.com>
Site Announcement (x-posted)
  by "Tom Hoehn" <thoehn@theatreorgans.com>
Re: Strange pastoral request
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com>
Re: NJ Organ Info
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Strange pastoral request (speaking of professional behavior)
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Strange pastoral request
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Strange pastoral request
  by "Patricia and Bill Scoffield" <grampa@eagle.ca>
Re: Strange pastoral request
  by <MFoxy9795@aol.com>
Re: Strange pastoral request (speaking of professional behavior)
  by <MFoxy9795@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Strange pastoral request From: "Phil Stimmel" <pca@sover.net> Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 07:15:10 -0400   NO!   ----- Original Message ----- From: Patricia/Thomas Gregory <tgregory@speeddial.net> To: Pipechat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Friday, September 28, 2001 10:56 PM Subject: Strange pastoral request     > Greetings: > > After 32 years I have resigned my position as organist/choir > director/handbell director due to the hiring of pastor(s) who prefer a more > contemporary musical style. > > The church now has a screen for hymns and seldom uses our hymnal = "Rejoice In > The Lord". > > The Skinner (IV/44) will be seldom used; instead piano/w/other = instruments > seem to be in the future. > > The pastor said the new musician would have little difficulty playing = the > organ because he/she could just come in on Sunday morning and use the > combination action to set the stops. > > I told to the pastor that I would be clearing my pistons after my final > program (which was last Sunday afternoon). I explained that my > registrations and combination settings were "as personal as a = toothbrush", > but I would be leaving detailed instructions regarding care of the > instrument. > > Quick question....Am I wrong in clearing the combinations? > > Sincerely, > > > Tom Gregory > > > -- > Thomas Gregory > 716 West College Avenue > Waukesha WI USA > 53186-4569 > > "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: Sydney Organ Competition From: "Mark Quarmby" <markq@flex.com.au> Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 21:15:53 +1000   The Annual Sydney Organ Competition was held today in the Great Hall of = the University of Sydney.   The organ used was the wonderful 53 stop, 3 man and ped, mechanical = action, von Beckareth of 1972.     There were two sections: Junior (15 years old and under) and Intermediate (18 years old and under).   18 competitors took part - 13 in the Junior section and 5 in the Intermediate section.   All competitors had to perform two contrasting works, one of which had to = be Baroque.   The Adjudicator was Philip Matthias, Organist of Christchurch Cathedral, Newcastle who stood in at short notice to replace Stephen Tharp of St Bart's, New York City, who had to cancel his trip for obvious reasons.   The Prize winners were:   Junior Section.   1. Johnathan Man $200 Vern-Barnett Memorial Prize 2. Marianna Lopert $100 3. Andrew Carruthers $50 Highly Commended: Alan Yeo Best Baroque performance: Andrew Carruthers $75 Ron Roberts Memorial Prize   Intermediate Section.   1. David Chan $300 Vern-Barnett Memorial Prize 2. Arthur Lee $100 3. Johnathan Man $50 Best Romantic performance: Arthur Lee $75   The competition had to be started earlier in order to accommodate all the players. Starting at 1.30pm, it finished just on 6pm with an excellent sized audience hearing over 4 hours of wonderfully inspired organ music played by our next generation of organists.     Mark Quarmby President, The Organ Music Society of Sydney    
(back) Subject: Re: Strange pastoral request (speaking of professional behavior) From: "Stanley Lowkis" <nstarfil@mediaone.net> Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 07:33:08 -0400       No. That tantrum will do nothing to enhance the reputations of organists.   SL  
(back) Subject: Re: Strange pastoral request From: <DudelK@aol.com> Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 09:06:21 EDT   In a message dated 9/28/2001 11:03:41 PM Eastern Daylight Time, tgregory@speeddial.net writes:   << Quick question....Am I wrong in clearing the combinations? >> Absolutely not!!! And a stranger who doesn't know how to register on = his/her own wouldn't know what to do with them anyhow!   DudelK Washington, DC  
(back) Subject: Re: Strange pastoral request From: <Mick709@aol.com> Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 09:28:03 EDT     --part1_152.1c4e288.28e72663_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   ABSOLUTELY NOT! The 'powers that be" have clearly said that your professionalism and years of service are not appreciated and so let them = find a cocktail pianist who will play the new 'hymns' on 16' bombarde and 2 2/3 =   Nazard... It will be VERY contemporary and meaningful...     MICK   --part1_152.1c4e288.28e72663_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>ABSOLUTELY NOT! The 'powers that be" have clearly said that your = professionalism and years of service are not appreciated and so let them = find a cocktail pianist who will play the new 'hymns' on 16' bombarde and = 2 2/3 Nazard... It will be VERY contemporary and meaningful... <BR> <BR> <BR>MICK</FONT></HTML>   --part1_152.1c4e288.28e72663_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Strange pastoral request From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 08:46:43 -0500   Tom, I know how you must feel, and I would have personal qualms over = having someone else playing, particularly music totally unsuitable for the registration, with combinations I personally have set. No, you are not wrong for clearing your registrations.   However, from a practical standpoint: (1) there will always be people from time to time that want to visit the organ and play it, including small or young people who are or may be inspired to learn to play organ, and (2) things at this church may change in the next year, two or more (believe me, I know of = what I speak), and you would want a willing person that has little or no registration experience to have SOMETHING there to start with.   Anything that will leave the organ so that it will encourage its own use = is good. There's nothing that will insure that your registrations will remain, but at least you would know you left it in excellent condition for its intended use.   Now, that's just my take, and it goes against my personal proprietarial grain. But there's always the "delete" button.   My prayers and sympathies are with you,   Glenda Sutton          
(back) Subject: Re: Strange pastoral request From: "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org> Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 09:26:56 -0500     > >I told to the pastor that I would be clearing my pistons after my final >program (which was last Sunday afternoon). I explained that my >registrations and combination settings were "as personal as a = toothbrush", >but I would be leaving detailed instructions regarding care of the >instrument. > >Quick question....Am I wrong in clearing the combinations? > >Sincerely, > > >Tom Gregory > No your not wrong in clearing your personal registrations. Get a hold of Walt Stroney's book on Theatre Organ Registrations and leave them a set up =   that will be memorable and "contemporary" too   jch    
(back) Subject: piston changing From: <RMB10@aol.com> Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 11:30:39 EDT     --part1_147.2530569.28e7431f_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Dear List- When I play a concert, I set all my pistons back to nothing. I don't want =   people copying my registrations. When I go to a church to substitute, I erase my pistons, also. I feel that these are personal things. Now, if I =   know the organist, I might leave some of the pistons just to give them an idea of some ind of colorful combination I found. A "real" organist shoudln't have to copy somone elses pistons, they should know how to do it =   themself, and do it properly.   Monty Bennett   --part1_147.2530569.28e7431f_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>Dear List- <BR>When I play a concert, I set all my pistons back to nothing. &nbsp;I = don't want people copying my registrations. &nbsp;When I go to a church to = substitute, I erase my pistons, also. &nbsp;I feel that these are personal = things. &nbsp;Now, if I know the organist, I might leave some of the = pistons just to give them an idea of some ind of colorful combination I = found. &nbsp;A "real" organist shoudln't have to copy somone elses = pistons, they should know how to do it themself, and do it properly. = &nbsp; <BR> <BR>Monty Bennett</FONT></HTML>   --part1_147.2530569.28e7431f_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Strange pastoral request From: "Douglas A Campbell" <dougcampbell@juno.com> Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 01:20:28 -0400   I think you should have "cleaned" the pastor ! ;-)     Douglas A. Campbell Skaneateles, NY     On Fri, 28 Sep 2001 21:56:31 -0500 "Patricia/Thomas Gregory" <tgregory@speeddial.net> writes: > Greetings: > > After 32 years I have resigned my position as organist/choir > director/handbell director due to the hiring of pastor(s) who prefer > a more > contemporary musical style. > > The church now has a screen for hymns and seldom uses our hymnal > "Rejoice In > The Lord". > > The Skinner (IV/44) will be seldom used; instead piano/w/other > instruments > seem to be in the future. > > The pastor said the new musician would have little difficulty > playing the > organ because he/she could just come in on Sunday morning and use > the > combination action to set the stops. > > I told to the pastor that I would be clearing my pistons after my > final > program (which was last Sunday afternoon). I explained that my > registrations and combination settings were "as personal as a > toothbrush", > but I would be leaving detailed instructions regarding care of the > instrument. > > Quick question....Am I wrong in clearing the combinations? > > Sincerely, > > > Tom Gregory > > > -- > Thomas Gregory > 716 West College Avenue > Waukesha WI USA > 53186-4569 > > "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 >   ________________________________________________________________ GET INTERNET ACCESS FROM JUNO! Juno offers FREE or PREMIUM Internet access for less! Join Juno today! For your FREE software, visit: http://dl.www.juno.com/get/web/.  
(back) Subject: Site Announcement (x-posted) From: "Tom Hoehn" <thoehn@theatreorgans.com> Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 12:00:48 -0400   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_002B_01C148DE.60E75F00 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Lists:   Just a quick announcement, I have posted my first-ever webpage. The =3D address for those interested is below:   http://home.tampabay.rr.com/yufot   Thanks for your bandwidth..   Tom Hoehn, Organist Royalty Theatre, Clearwater, FL Tampa Theatre, Tampa, FL First United Methodist Church, Clearwater, FL CFTOS/Manasota/OATOS/HiloBay/CIC-ATOS   ------=3D_NextPart_000_002B_01C148DE.60E75F00 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type content=3D3D"text/html; =3D charset=3D3Diso-8859-1"> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 5.50.4807.2300" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Lists:</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Just a quick announcement, I have =3D posted my=3D20 first-ever webpage.&nbsp; The address for those interested is=3D20 below:</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2><A=3D20 href=3D3D"http://home.tampabay.rr.com/yufot">http://home.tampabay.rr.com/yu= =3D fot</A></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Thanks for your =3D bandwidth..</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Tom Hoehn, Organist<BR>Royalty = Theatre, =3D Clearwater,=3D20 FL<BR>Tampa Theatre, Tampa, FL<BR>First United Methodist Church, =3D Clearwater,=3D20 FL<BR>CFTOS/Manasota/OATOS/HiloBay/CIC-ATOS</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_002B_01C148DE.60E75F00--      
(back) Subject: Re: Strange pastoral request From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 11:13:42 -0500   > > >I told to the pastor that I would be clearing my pistons after my final > >program (which was last Sunday afternoon). I explained that my > >registrations and combination settings were "as personal as a = toothbrush", > >but I would be leaving detailed instructions regarding care of the > >instrument. > > > >Quick question....Am I wrong in clearing the combinations?   I cannot imagine that the new musician will be interested in your = combinations anyway. He will doubtless develop his own, and will have the Skinner = sounding like the organ of a funeral parlor in no time.   John Speller        
(back) Subject: Re: NJ Organ Info From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 13:16:40 EDT     --part1_11c.52651fd.28e75bf8_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 9/29/01 1:17:39 AM Eastern Daylight Time, = Oboe32@aol.com writes:     > My point is that there are so many of these churches all over the = country > and world, and unfortunately, time and change have their way with them. > What I'm currently interested in is churches of note in New Jersey, and > their instruments.   Pete, you have the makings of a nice doctoral dissertation and a paper to publish in The Tracker, TAO or The Diapason. By doing this kind of = research you might even be able to gain access to some of these redundant building and, even if there is no electricity, you might get some really great historical pictures. You might also consider publishing you paper in an =   architectural or historical journal/magazine such as Preservation (of the National Trust for Historic Preservation) and maybe getting some interest = up in preserving these buildings.   Good luck.   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_11c.52651fd.28e75bf8_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 = 9/29/01 1:17:39 AM Eastern Daylight Time, Oboe32@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">My point is that = there are so many of these churches all over the country and world, and = unfortunately, time and change have their way with them. What I'm = currently interested in is churches of note in New Jersey, and their = instruments. </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>Pete, you have the makings of a nice doctoral dissertation and a paper = to publish in The Tracker, TAO or The Diapason. &nbsp;&nbsp;By doing this = kind of research you might even be able to gain access to some of these = redundant building and, even if there is no electricity, you might get = some really great historical pictures. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;You might also = consider publishing you paper in an architectural or historical = journal/magazine such as Preservation (of the National Trust for Historic = Preservation) and maybe getting some interest up in preserving these = buildings. <BR> <BR>Good luck. <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_11c.52651fd.28e75bf8_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Strange pastoral request (speaking of professional behavior) From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 13:19:41 EDT     --part1_8d.d1c89cd.28e75cad_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 9/29/01 3:02:02 AM Eastern Daylight Time, marika57@earthlink.net writes:     > He screwed up settings > on the organ AFTER he had promised he would leave it alone, and > literally threw all the sheet music all over the inside of the room > where it was stored leaving the choir with the task of picking it up off > the floor and putting it all back together. He also convinced the > majority of the women in the choir to quit the choir as he apparently > controlled and manipulated them in more ways than one. >   I hardly think this is comparable to simply clearing the combination = action. I remember a woman from my college days (city and name withheld) who = would sneak into the church and slash the pew cusions and then make obscene = phone calls to the clergy and the new organists. She was a constant source of amusement to the students, however!!   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_8d.d1c89cd.28e75cad_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 = 9/29/01 3:02:02 AM Eastern Daylight Time, marika57@earthlink.net writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">He screwed up = settings <BR>on the organ AFTER he had promised he would leave it alone, and <BR>literally threw all the sheet music all over the inside of the room <BR>where it was stored leaving the choir with the task of picking it up = off <BR>the floor and putting it all back together. &nbsp;He also convinced = the <BR>majority of the women in the choir to quit the choir as he apparently <BR>controlled and manipulated them in more ways than one. <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 hardly think this is comparable to simply clearing the combination = action. &nbsp;&nbsp;I remember a woman from my college days (city and name = withheld) who would sneak into the church and slash the pew cusions and = then make obscene phone calls to the clergy and the new organists. = &nbsp;&nbsp;She was a constant source of amusement to the students, = however!! <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_8d.d1c89cd.28e75cad_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Strange pastoral request From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 13:25:08 EDT     --part1_ac.1b83de6a.28e75df4_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 9/29/01 9:06:53 AM Eastern Daylight Time, = DudelK@aol.com answered to "quick question":     > (Quick question....Am I wrong in clearing the combinations? >>) > Absolutely not!!! And a stranger who doesn't know how to register on > his/her > own wouldn't know what to do with them anyhow! > Even so, there's no need to give them the potential advantage of sounding good accidentally! ;-)   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_ac.1b83de6a.28e75df4_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 = 9/29/01 9:06:53 AM Eastern Daylight Time, DudelK@aol.com answered to = "quick question": <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">(Quick = question....Am I wrong in clearing the combinations? &gt;&gt;) <BR>Absolutely not!!! And a stranger who doesn't know how to register on = his/her <BR>own wouldn't know what to do with them anyhow! <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">Even so, there's no need to give them the = potential advantage of sounding good accidentally! &nbsp;;-) <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_ac.1b83de6a.28e75df4_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Strange pastoral request From: "Patricia and Bill Scoffield" <grampa@eagle.ca> Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 13:44:31 -0400   >Quick question....Am I wrong in clearing the combinations? Of course not!! But I know of at least three Priests/Pastors in the Toronto area who probably keep the present settings recorded on a sheet of squared paper, = in a safe place, in case of just such an eventuality...   Also, where I play, ANY power shortage wipes out all memory settings on = our 1970's Allen. After a storm, I have to get there an extra 15 minutes earlier than usual! Needless to say, all settings are recorded on squared paper; even when visiting organists come and change the pistons somewhat, = I usually record what they did, and try it out occasionally, especially if I know the work they did it for.   In other words, clearing the memories might not have much effect...maybe you could put itching powder in the priestly cassocks, or something = equally undetectable and bothersome... BS    
(back) Subject: Re: Strange pastoral request From: <MFoxy9795@aol.com> Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 17:51:02 EDT   In a message dated 01-09-28 23:03:41 EDT, you write:   > > The pastor said the new musician would have little difficulty playing = the > organ because he/she could just come in on Sunday morning and use the > combination action to set the stops.   LOL!!! i would have done the same as you, to clear the combinations. = they are in a sense your intellectual property, after all. let them find out = the hard way what is involved. it sounds as if they are not getting an = ORGANIST, just a MUSICIAN!! pastors like that deserve no special consideration in = my opinion. i had one like that too, and i have absolutely no use for him. obviously i am no longer at that church, and neither is he, for that matter!!!! and what a shame to let a nice Skinner just get barely used, = or misused, like that. merry  
(back) Subject: Re: Strange pastoral request (speaking of professional behavior) From: <MFoxy9795@aol.com> Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 17:52:36 EDT   In a message dated 01-09-29 03:01:54 EDT, you write:   > > He left with such a spiteful, miserable attitude meanwhile, the priests > were nothing short of bewildered. > > Do you think THIS behavior was professional?   no, of course not.