PipeChat Digest #3084 - Saturday, August 24, 2002
 
RE: Spoken words during organ music
  by <cmys13085@blueyonder.co.uk>
RE: organ music during sermons
  by "Andrew Caskie" <caskie@totalise.co.uk>
Music Search
  by "Tom Hoehn" <thoehn@theatreorgans.com>
Re: organ music during sermons
  by <AFberlin3@aol.com>
Re: Spoken words during organ music
  by <AFberlin3@aol.com>
Calgary Organ Festival and Competition TONIGHT!
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca>
Re: organ music during sermons
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Meet our newest future staff member! (X-posted)
  by "Richard Schneider" <arpschneider@starband.net>
Re: Meet our newest future staff member! (X-posted)
  by "Marika E. Buchberger, LRPS" <marika57@optonline.net>
 

(back) Subject: RE: Spoken words during organ music From: <cmys13085@blueyonder.co.uk> Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2002 12:05:53 +0100     Hello,   I have told this story before, but I know not whether it was here on in = "the orther place", but it bears repetitiion:-   ...Some years ago, a friend of mind went to visit France and had made = arrangements to be in the organ loft with Jean Langlais for Mass. (I = cannot recall where he played....help!)   Langlais gave one of his stunning improvisations as a prelude and, as = the clergy made their way to the East End of the building, the music was = all atmosphere and gravity but not over-loud. Unable to see (Langlais = was blind) he relied on some sort of signal or guesstimate as to when = the clergy "arrived" at head office.   Unfortunately (for the clergyman) he started the bidding prayer as = Langlais still improvised.   Without hesitation, Langlais kicked all the ventils open, quickly drew = big reeds and fell, arms outstretched, onto the Grande Orgue. The = building shook and windows rattled.........   As the echo died away and a sea of faces turned to look towards the = organ gallery, Langlais turned to my friend and said, "Zaat man, he is = aye monzter!"   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK              
(back) Subject: RE: organ music during sermons From: "Andrew Caskie" <caskie@totalise.co.uk> Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2002 13:02:41 +0100   A couple of years ago, I once played for a big carol service in St. = Cuthbert's church in Edinburgh (splendid 4m Walker), organised by students from all = the different universities and colleges around the city.   Anyway, at the very start of the service, following a welcome and hello, = etc. I then launched straight into a prelude that had been written for the = occasion by our conductor. The first line of the piece consisted of lush chords to = be played quietly on the Swell strings over a sustained quiet 32' bass. This = line was to be repeated over and over again, while someone read out the = well-known passage from Isaiah (I forget - is it Ch. 9?). On completion of the = reading (no more than a minute), I then progressed with the rest of the piece, a = fine toccata-like composition that built up to a big finish a few minutes = later, on full organ + tuba! And then the service proper started. I'd never done anything like it before or since, but on the night it was a wonderful curtain-opener, a scene-setter. There were 2000 students crammed like = sardines into the church (folk were sitting on the floor in the choir it was so packed!). By the way, the piece was called "ero cras" - anyone know any = Latin?   I don't have it to hand at the moment, but on Jonathan Rennert's "Organ = Music for Fun" cd, the last track is a "narrated" organ piece - short spoken interludes between mayhem on the organ!   Both these examples are of course, pieces written with the intention of a "voice-over" rather than improvised during a sermon, but I thought you = might be interested to hear of them.   Best wishes   Andy Caskie Lake District, UK    
(back) Subject: Music Search From: "Tom Hoehn" <thoehn@theatreorgans.com> Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2002 08:42:24 -0400   Hi lists-   Another piece that I'm looking for (piano reduction or solo piano) is:   Powerhouse by Raymond Scott     Tom Hoehn, Organist Tampa Theatre, Tampa, FL First United Methodist Church, Clearwater, FL CFTOS/Manasota/OATOS/HiloBay/CIC-ATOS http://theatreorgans.com/tomhoehn    
(back) Subject: Re: organ music during sermons From: <AFberlin3@aol.com> Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2002 14:12:48 EDT     --part1_17c.d3c9acd.2a97d520_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"ISO-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   When I was a student, the pastor of the large downtown church in Ann = Arbor=3D20 (where i was the organist) asked me to play a bit of music before he was = to=3D20 read a long liturgical poem. When he began to read, and I started to = sense=3D20 the incredible power of the words, I started to improvise under = it-completel=3D y=3D20 unplanned. He picked up my cue and we ended up inspiring each other. It = wa=3D s=3D20 a lengthy poem too, about 5 minutes. We ended up creating something=3D20 relevant, meaningful and moving. I believe completely in the marriage = of=3D20 words and music during the service in this fashion. The feedback from = the=3D20 congregation was incredibly positive. The Claudel poems in Dupr=3DE9's Le = Che=3D min=3D20 de la Croix work well when some of the text is actually read over the = music=3D20 rather than righ before it. Perhaps my experience conducting opera, = film=3D20 music and musical theater makes me attuned to this idea and feeling in = a=3D20 church service.   What do y'all think?   All best, Alexander Frey     --part1_17c.d3c9acd.2a97d520_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"ISO-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML><FONT FACE=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3D2 = FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D =3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0">When I was a student, the pastor of the large = downtown=3D church in Ann Arbor (where i was the organist) asked me to play a bit of = mu=3D sic before he was to read a long liturgical poem.&nbsp; When he began to = rea=3D d, and I started to sense the incredible power of the words, I started to = im=3D provise under it-completely unplanned.&nbsp; He picked up my cue and we = ende=3D d up inspiring each other.&nbsp; It was a lengthy poem too, about 5 = minutes.=3D &nbsp; We ended up creating something relevant, meaningful and = moving.&nbsp;=3D I believe completely in the marriage of words and music during the = service=3D20=3D in this fashion.&nbsp; The feedback from the congregation was incredibly = pos=3D itive.&nbsp; The Claudel poems in Dupr=3DE9's Le Chemin de la Croix work = well=3D20=3D when some of the text is actually read over the music rather than righ = befor=3D e it.&nbsp; Perhaps my experience conducting opera, film music and musical = t=3D heater makes me attuned to this idea and feeling in a church service.<BR> <BR> What do y'all think?<BR> <BR> All best,<BR> Alexander Frey<BR> <BR> </FONT></HTML> --part1_17c.d3c9acd.2a97d520_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Spoken words during organ music From: <AFberlin3@aol.com> Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2002 14:15:23 EDT     --part1_1b8.5480220.2a97d5bb_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 8/23/2002 1:03:33 PM W. Europe Daylight Time, cmys13085@blueyonder.co.uk writes:     > Without hesitation, Langlais kicked all the ventils open, quickly drew = big > reeds and fell, arms outstretched, onto the Grande Orgue. The building > shook and windows rattled......... > > As the echo died away and a sea of faces turned to look towards the = organ > gallery, Langlais turned to my friend and said, "Zaat man, he is aye > monzter!" > >   Dear Colin, That is a great story! Thanks, AF   --part1_1b8.5480220.2a97d5bb_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0">In a message dated 8/23/2002 1:03:33 PM W. = Europe Daylight Time, cmys13085@blueyonder.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">Without = hesitation, Langlais kicked all the ventils open, quickly drew big reeds = and fell, arms outstretched, onto the Grande Orgue. The building shook and = windows rattled.........<BR> <BR> As the echo died away and a sea of faces turned to look towards the organ = gallery, Langlais turned to my friend and said, "Zaat man, he is aye = monzter!"<BR> <BR> </BLOCKQUOTE><BR> <BR> Dear Colin,<BR> That is a great story!<BR> Thanks,<BR> AF</FONT></HTML>   --part1_1b8.5480220.2a97d5bb_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Calgary Organ Festival and Competition TONIGHT! From: "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca> Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2002 15:07:49 -0400   For those who might be interested.   The second part of the CBC Radio Two coverage of the Calgary Organ = Festival and Competition is on the air tonight, beginning at 8.00 pm Eastern Time running until 10.00 pm.   On the Web the programme can be heard at the following URL;   http://cbc.ca/audio.html   You will get to hear the magnificent Casavant organ in Calgary, - it is = one of the best they have built. They also use a small Casavant positif organ =   for the Concerto Competition, - or, at least, they did last night!   Forget about RTR-FM and Kathleen for tonight, and listen to a real organ!   Bob Conway - Blowing Casavant's trumpet for them!      
(back) Subject: Re: organ music during sermons From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2002 19:34:42 EDT     --part1_1a0.78091b6.2a982092_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 8/23/02 2:12:48 PM Eastern Daylight Time, AFberlin3@aol.com writes:     > Perhaps my experience conducting opera, film music and musical theater = makes >   I think that what makes you attuned to the marriage of word and music goes =   much deeper. Sadly, our emotions are "trained out" as we are "educated". = I consider myself very fortunate to have survived school and very much liturgical training with operating emotions.   Bruce in the Muttastery at Howling Acres = http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502 ....an opportunity for health & wealth http://visionsuccess.com/BC2053   --part1_1a0.78091b6.2a982092_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 = 8/23/02 2:12:48 PM Eastern Daylight Time, AFberlin3@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">Perhaps my = experience conducting opera, film music and musical theater makes me = attuned to this idea and feeling in a church service.</BLOCKQUOTE> <BR> <BR>I think that what makes you attuned to the marriage of word and music = goes much deeper. &nbsp;&nbsp;Sadly, our emotions are "trained out" as we = are "educated". &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;I consider myself very fortunate to have = survived school and very much liturgical training with operating emotions. <BR> <BR>Bruce in the Muttastery at Howling Acres = http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502 <BR>...an opportunity for health &amp; wealth = &nbsp;http://visionsuccess.com/BC2053</FONT></HTML>   --part1_1a0.78091b6.2a982092_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Meet our newest future staff member! (X-posted) From: "Richard Schneider" <arpschneider@starband.net> Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2002 20:22:06 -0500     To those of you who haven't heard: I'm a Grandpa thrice over now.   Youngest daughter Joy went into Labor 10 days earlier than her due date and at 1:48 AM yesterday morning brought into the World Tyler Donald Horn, weighing 7 # 6 oz.   You can see pictures of our newest future employee at http://spo.knfa.net/tyler.html   Hope you enjoy!   Faithfully,   Grandpa (again!) Arp!   -- Richard Schneider, PRES/CEO SCHNEIDER PIPE ORGANS, Inc. Pipe Organ Builders 41-43 Johnston St./P.O. Box 137 Kenney, IL 61749-0137 (217) 944-2454 VOX (217) 944-2527 FAX mailto:arp@schneiderpipeorgans.com SHOP EMAIL mailto:arp@starband.net SHOP SATELLITE EMAIL mailto:arpschneider@starband.net HOME OFFICE EMAIL http://www.schneiderpipeorgans.com WEB PAGE URL    
(back) Subject: Re: Meet our newest future staff member! (X-posted) From: "Marika E. Buchberger, LRPS" <marika57@optonline.net> Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2002 03:46:10 -0400   Congratulations!!