PipeChat Digest #3085 - Saturday, August 24, 2002
 
Strange requests
  by "Paul Austin" <paulaustin1@btopenworld.com>
RE: Strange requests
  by "Andrew Mead" <mead@eagle.ca>
Re: Strange requests
  by "Charles Peery" <cepeery@earthlink.net>
Re: Strange requests
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: organ music during sermons
  by <AFberlin3@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Strange requests From: "Paul Austin" <paulaustin1@btopenworld.com> Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2002 10:49:23 -0700   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0007_01C24B5B.E8B55420 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Hi,   I don't know if it's the same at all churches, but I am getting more and = =3D more strange music requests for weddings and funerals. Not necessrily =3D for me to play, but taped music aswell. Last week I played for a =3D funeral, and as the coffin was been taken from the church they had some = =3D taped music (I am responsible for pressing play on the tape deck!!) =3D which I thought was rather strange. It was 'Always look on the bright =3D side of life' from the Monty Python film, 'The life of Brian'. The =3D coffin sat there for a minute or so, and as the beat of the song got =3D going the undertakers (with smiles on there faces) took the coffin from = =3D the building. Wierd!   A few weeks ago I was asked to play Scott Joplin's Entertainer at a =3D funeral, again, as the coffin left the building. That raised a few =3D eyebrows!   Today I have a wedding. During the signing of the register they are =3D have played a CD by Meat Loaf!! They are walking out to Shania Twain. = =3D What ever happpened to Bach, Mendelsshon and Wagner!!!   How times are changing.   Paul.     ------=3D_NextPart_000_0007_01C24B5B.E8B55420 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 5.50.4522.1800" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Hi,</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>I don't know if it's the same at all = =3D churches, but=3D20 I am getting more and more strange music requests&nbsp;for weddings = and=3D20 funerals.&nbsp; Not necessrily for me to play, but taped music =3D aswell.&nbsp;=3D20 Last week I played for a funeral, and as the coffin was been taken from = =3D the=3D20 church they had some taped music (I am responsible for pressing play on = =3D the tape=3D20 deck!!) which I thought was rather strange.&nbsp; It was 'Always look on = =3D the=3D20 bright side of life' from the Monty Python film, 'The life of =3D Brian'.&nbsp; The=3D20 coffin sat there for a minute or so, and as the beat of the song got =3D going the=3D20 undertakers (with smiles on there faces) took the coffin from the=3D20 building.&nbsp; Wierd!</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>A few weeks ago I was asked to play = =3D Scott Joplin's=3D20 Entertainer at a funeral, again, as the coffin left the building.&nbsp; = =3D That=3D20 raised a few eyebrows!</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Today I have a wedding.&nbsp; During = =3D the signing of=3D20 the register they are have played a&nbsp;CD by Meat Loaf!!&nbsp; They =3D are=3D20 walking out to Shania Twain.&nbsp; What ever happpened to Bach, =3D Mendelsshon and=3D20 Wagner!!!</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>How times are changing.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Paul.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2><A=3D20 href=3D3D"mailto:paulaustin1@btopenworld.com"></A></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV></BODY= =3D ></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0007_01C24B5B.E8B55420--    
(back) Subject: RE: Strange requests From: "Andrew Mead" <mead@eagle.ca> Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2002 06:39:01 -0400   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0002_01C24B38.EF386EE0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable X-MIME-Autoconverted: from 8bit to quoted-printable by marlo.eagle.ca id = g7OAa5v18480       -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of = Pa=3D ul Austin Sent: Saturday, August 24, 2002 1:49 PM To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: Strange requests   Does this trend upset you? Why don=3D92t (or why can=3D92t you) do = something =3D about it? My wife (an organist) is occasionally asked by couples about to be = marrie=3D d to supply secular music for a sacred service. She simply tells them she = w=3D on=3D92 t for a number of reasons that should be obvious to most reading. If they insist she suggests they get another organist=3D97if they do they have to = p=3D ay her anyways. Church policy.   Funerals are a little different and it=3D92s admittedly very difficult to = r=3D efuse a request. Fortunately the strangest request so far was to play the tune associated with =3D93when Irish eyes are smilin=3D92=3D94=3D85which = isn=3D92t too s=3D trange and was =3D93thrown-in=3D94 at an appropriate moment.   I know an organist who plays about 80 weddings a year at his church. = Inst=3D ead of interviews he has about four meetings a year with about 20 couples = eac=3D h. They are given a form which they must fill out. He plays parts from = about=3D 10 appropriate pieces and supplies them with a list of hymns he will play. = T=3D his organist is not a tyrant or a control freak, it=3D92s just his way of = handl=3D ing a very heavy burden for a parish organist. He encounters little objection = t=3D o the best of my knowledge.   AjM.   A few weeks ago I was asked to play Scott Joplin's Entertainer at a = funer=3D al, again, as the coffin left the building. That raised a few eyebrows!   Today I have a wedding. During the signing of the register they are have played a CD by Meat Loaf!! They are walking out to Shania Twain. What = e=3D ver happpened to Bach, Mendelsshon and Wagner!!!   How times are changing.   Paul. <mailto:paulaustin1@btopenworld.com>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0002_01C24B38.EF386EE0 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 xmlns:v=3D3D"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml" =3D xmlns:o=3D3D"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" =3D xmlns:w=3D3D"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:word" =3D xmlns=3D3D"http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40">   <head> <meta http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type content=3D3D"text/html; =3D charset=3D3Diso-8859-1"> <meta name=3D3DProgId content=3D3DWord.Document> <meta name=3D3DGenerator content=3D3D"Microsoft Word 9"> <meta name=3D3DOriginator content=3D3D"Microsoft Word 9"> <link rel=3D3DFile-List href=3D3D"cid:filelist.xml@01C24B38.CA7C7100"> <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:DoNotRelyOnCSS/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:DocumentKind>DocumentEmail</w:DocumentKind> <w:EnvelopeVis/> </w:WordDocument> </xml><![endif]--> <style> <!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:Tahoma; panose-1:2 11 6 4 3 5 4 4 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:swiss; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:16792199 0 0 0 65791 0;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-parent:""; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";} a:link, span.MsoHyperlink {color:blue; text-decoration:underline; text-underline:single;} a:visited, span.MsoHyperlinkFollowed {color:blue; text-decoration:underline; text-underline:single;} p.MsoAutoSig, li.MsoAutoSig, div.MsoAutoSig {margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";} span.EmailStyle17 {mso-style-type:personal-reply; mso-ansi-font-size:10.0pt; mso-ascii-font-family:Arial; mso-hansi-font-family:Arial; mso-bidi-font-family:Arial; color:navy;} @page Section1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.25in 1.0in 1.25in; mso-header-margin:.5in; mso-footer-margin:.5in; mso-paper-source:0;} div.Section1 {page:Section1;} --> </style> <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:shapedefaults v:ext=3D3D"edit" spidmax=3D3D"1027"/> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:shapelayout v:ext=3D3D"edit"> <o:idmap v:ext=3D3D"edit" data=3D3D"1"/> </o:shapelayout></xml><![endif]--> </head>   <body bgcolor=3D3Dwhite lang=3D3DEN-CA link=3D3Dblue vlink=3D3Dblue =3D style=3D3D'tab-interval:.5in'>   <div class=3D3DSection1>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><span class=3D3DEmailStyle17><font size=3D3D2 =3D color=3D3Dnavy face=3D3DArial><span style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'><!= =3D [if =3D !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></font></span></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><span class=3D3DEmailStyle17><font size=3D3D2 =3D color=3D3Dnavy face=3D3DArial><span style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'><!= =3D [if =3D !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></font></span></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal style=3D3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D3D2 =3D color=3D3Dblack face=3D3DTahoma><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Tahoma;color:black'>-----Original Message-----<br> <b><span style=3D3D'font-weight:bold'>From:</span></b> =3D pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]<b><span style=3D3D'font-weight:bold'>On =3D Behalf Of </span></b>Paul Austin<br> <b><span style=3D3D'font-weight:bold'>Sent:</span></b> Saturday, August = =3D 24, 2002 1:49 PM<br> <b><span style=3D3D'font-weight:bold'>To:</span></b> =3D pipechat@pipechat.org<br> <b><span style=3D3D'font-weight:bold'>Subject:</span></b> Strange =3D requests</span></font></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal style=3D3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D3D3 =3D face=3D3D"Times New Roman"><span style=3D3D'font-size:12.0pt'><![if =3D !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal style=3D3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D3D2 =3D color=3D3Dnavy face=3D3DArial><span style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>Does this trend = =3D upset you? Why don&#8217;t (or why can&#8217;t you) do something about =3D it?</span></font><font size=3D3D2 color=3D3Dnavy face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial; color:navy;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><span class=3D3DEmailStyle17><font size=3D3D2 =3D color=3D3Dnavy face=3D3DArial><span style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>My= =3D wife (an organist) is occasionally asked by couples about to be married to supply secular music for a sacred service. She simply tells them she =3D won&#8217;t for a number of reasons that should be obvious to most reading. If they insist = =3D she suggests they get another organist&#8212;if they do they have to pay her = =3D anyways. Church policy.<o:p></o:p></span></font></span></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><span class=3D3DEmailStyle17><font size=3D3D2 =3D color=3D3Dnavy face=3D3DArial><span style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'><!= =3D [if =3D !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></font></span></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><span class=3D3DEmailStyle17><font size=3D3D2 =3D color=3D3Dnavy face=3D3DArial><span style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Fu= =3D nerals are a little different and it&#8217;s admittedly very difficult to =3D refuse a request. Fortunately the strangest request so far was to play the tune associated with =3D &#8220;when Irish eyes are smilin&#8217;&#8221;&#8230;which isn&#8217;t too strange and =3D was &#8220;thrown-in&#8221; at an appropriate moment.<o:p></o:p></span></font></span></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><span class=3D3DEmailStyle17><font size=3D3D2 =3D color=3D3Dnavy face=3D3DArial><span style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'><!=3D [if =3D !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></font></span></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><span class=3D3DEmailStyle17><font size=3D3D2 =3D color=3D3Dnavy face=3D3DArial><span style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>I = =3D know an organist who plays about 80 weddings a year at his church. Instead of interviews he has about four meetings a year with about 20 couples each. = =3D They are given a form which they must fill out. He plays parts from about 10 appropriate pieces and supplies them with a list of hymns he will play. = =3D This organist is not a tyrant or a control freak, it&#8217;s just his way of = =3D handling a very heavy burden for a parish organist. He encounters little objection to =3D the best of my knowledge.<o:p></o:p></span></font></span></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><span class=3D3DEmailStyle17><font size=3D3D2 =3D color=3D3Dnavy face=3D3DArial><span style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'><!= =3D [if =3D !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></font></span></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><span class=3D3DEmailStyle17><font size=3D3D2 =3D color=3D3Dnavy face=3D3DArial><span style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Aj= =3D M.<o:p></o:p></span></font></span></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><span class=3D3DEmailStyle17><font size=3D3D2 =3D color=3D3Dnavy face=3D3DArial><span style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'><!= =3D [if =3D !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></font></span></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal style=3D3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D3D2 =3D color=3D3Dblack face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black'>A few weeks ago I was asked to play Scott Joplin's Entertainer at a funeral, =3D again, as the coffin left the building.&nbsp; That raised a few =3D eyebrows!</span></font><font color=3D3Dblack><span =3D style=3D3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><= =3D /p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal style=3D3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D3D3 =3D color=3D3Dblack face=3D3D"Times New Roman"><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>&nbsp;</span></font><font color=3D3Dblack><span =3D style=3D3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><= =3D /p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal style=3D3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D3D2 =3D color=3D3Dblack face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black'>Today I have a wedding.&nbsp; During the signing of the register they are have =3D played a&nbsp;CD by Meat Loaf!!&nbsp; They are walking out to Shania =3D Twain.&nbsp; What ever happpened to Bach, Mendelsshon and Wagner!!!</span></font><font color=3D3Dblack><span =3D style=3D3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><= =3D /p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal style=3D3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D3D3 =3D color=3D3Dblack face=3D3D"Times New Roman"><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>&nbsp;</span></font><font color=3D3Dblack><span =3D style=3D3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><= =3D /p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal style=3D3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D3D2 =3D color=3D3Dblack face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black'>How times are changing.</span></font><font color=3D3Dblack><span =3D style=3D3D'color:black; mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal style=3D3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D3D3 =3D color=3D3Dblack face=3D3D"Times New Roman"><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>&nbsp;</span></font><font color=3D3Dblack><span =3D style=3D3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><= =3D /p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal style=3D3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D3D2 =3D color=3D3Dblack face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black'>Paul.</span></fo= =3D nt><font color=3D3Dblack><span =3D style=3D3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><= =3D /p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal style=3D3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D3D2 =3D color=3D3Dblack face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black'><a href=3D3D"mailto:paulaustin1@btopenworld.com"></a></span></font><font =3D color=3D3Dblack><span style=3D3D'color:black'>&nbsp;</span></font><font color=3D3Dblack><span style=3D3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><= =3D /p>   </div>   </body>   </html>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0002_01C24B38.EF386EE0--    
(back) Subject: Re: Strange requests From: "Charles Peery" <cepeery@earthlink.net> Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2002 07:36:59 -0500   Our wedding brochure, which is given to brides when they put a deposit = down and reserve a date, is very specific about the type of music the church allows.   Our ministers are also very definite about what they expect. While they expect me to make the call since I'm the one playing the music, they don't wimp out with the brides and leave it all on me, either.   I'm not saying that organists have any real control over such requests. = But a definite framework in place which the clergy and musicians can buy into will go along way toward deflecting the strangest ones before you even = hear about them.   Chuck Peery Armstrong Chapel Cincinnati      
(back) Subject: Re: Strange requests From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2002 08:26:45 -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.   --B_3113022405_9066709 Content-type: text/plain; charset=3D"ISO-8859-1" Content-transfer-encoding: quoted-printable   Let music be done (written, performed, planned, etc.) by the musician(s) = of the parish. Brides and grooms long associated with the parish will know that they=3DB9ll get the best the parish can offer, they=3DB9ll expect it, = and won=3DB9=3D t even entertain other possibilities. Those who DO want something = =3DB3else=3DB2 wil=3D l figure out where to go and get it.   Alan   On 8/24/02 1:49 PM, "Paul Austin" <paulaustin1@btopenworld.com> wrote:   > Hi, > =3D20 > I don't know if it's the same at all churches, but I am getting more and = =3D more > strange music requests for weddings and funerals. Not necessrily for me = =3D to > play, but taped music aswell. Last week I played for a funeral, and as = t=3D he > coffin was been taken from the church they had some taped music (I am > responsible for pressing play on the tape deck!!) which I thought was = rat=3D her > strange. It was 'Always look on the bright side of life' from the Monty > Python film, 'The life of Brian'. The coffin sat there for a minute or = s=3D o, > and as the beat of the song got going the undertakers (with smiles on = the=3D re > faces) took the coffin from the building. Wierd! > =3D20 > A few weeks ago I was asked to play Scott Joplin's Entertainer at a = funer=3D al, > again, as the coffin left the building. That raised a few eyebrows! > =3D20 > Today I have a wedding. During the signing of the register they are = have > played a CD by Meat Loaf!! They are walking out to Shania Twain. What = e=3D ver > happpened to Bach, Mendelsshon and Wagner!!! > =3D20 > How times are changing. > =3D20 > Paul. > =3D20 >=3D20 >=3D20     --B_3113022405_9066709 Content-type: text/html; charset=3D"ISO-8859-1" Content-transfer-encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML> <HEAD> <TITLE>Re: Strange requests</TITLE> </HEAD> <BODY> <FONT FACE=3D3D"Times New Roman">Let music be done (written, performed, = planned=3D , etc.) by the musician(s) of the parish. &nbsp;Brides and grooms long = assoc=3D iated with the parish will know that they&#8217;ll get the best the parish = c=3D an offer, they&#8217;ll expect it, and won&#8217;t even entertain other = poss=3D ibilities. &nbsp;Those who DO want something &#8220;else&#8221; will = figure =3D out where to go and get it.<BR> <BR> Alan<BR> <BR> On 8/24/02 1:49 PM, &quot;Paul Austin&quot; = &lt;paulaustin1@btopenworld.com=3D &gt; wrote:<BR> <BR> </FONT><BLOCKQUOTE><FONT SIZE=3D3D"2"><FONT FACE=3D3D"Arial">Hi,<BR> </FONT></FONT><FONT FACE=3D3D"Times New Roman"> <BR> </FONT><FONT SIZE=3D3D"2"><FONT FACE=3D3D"Arial">I don't know if it's the = same at a=3D ll churches, but I am getting more and more strange music requests for = weddi=3D ngs and funerals. &nbsp;Not necessrily for me to play, but taped music = aswel=3D l. &nbsp;Last week I played for a funeral, and as the coffin was been = taken =3D from the church they had some taped music (I am responsible for pressing = pla=3D y on the tape deck!!) which I thought was rather strange. &nbsp;It was = 'Alwa=3D ys look on the bright side of life' from the Monty Python film, 'The life = of=3D Brian'. &nbsp;The coffin sat there for a minute or so, and as the beat of = t=3D he song got going the undertakers (with smiles on there faces) took the = coff=3D in from the building. &nbsp;Wierd!<BR> </FONT></FONT><FONT FACE=3D3D"Times New Roman"> <BR> </FONT><FONT SIZE=3D3D"2"><FONT FACE=3D3D"Arial">A few weeks ago I was = asked to pla=3D y Scott Joplin's Entertainer at a funeral, again, as the coffin left the = bui=3D lding. &nbsp;That raised a few eyebrows!<BR> </FONT></FONT><FONT FACE=3D3D"Times New Roman"> <BR> </FONT><FONT SIZE=3D3D"2"><FONT FACE=3D3D"Arial">Today I have a wedding. = &nbsp;Duri=3D ng the signing of the register they are have played a CD by Meat Loaf!! = &nbs=3D p;They are walking out to Shania Twain. &nbsp;What ever happpened to Bach, = M=3D endelsshon and Wagner!!!<BR> </FONT></FONT><FONT FACE=3D3D"Times New Roman"> <BR> </FONT><FONT SIZE=3D3D"2"><FONT FACE=3D3D"Arial">How times are = changing.<BR> </FONT></FONT><FONT FACE=3D3D"Times New Roman"> <BR> </FONT><FONT SIZE=3D3D"2"><FONT FACE=3D3D"Arial">Paul.<BR> </FONT></FONT><FONT FACE=3D3D"Times New Roman"> <BR> <BR> </FONT></BLOCKQUOTE><FONT FACE=3D3D"Times New Roman"><BR> </FONT> </BODY> </HTML>     --B_3113022405_9066709--    
(back) Subject: Re: organ music during sermons From: <AFberlin3@aol.com> Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2002 08:32:13 EDT     --part1_22.2db7a71a.2a98d6cd_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 8/24/2002 1:36:00 AM W. Europe Daylight Time, Cremona502@cs.com writes:     > 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. >   How true, Bruce. No matter how "informed" a musician I may be, in the end = it is my musical intuition that has the final say in musical decisions. I go =   for the emotion in the music-the drama and intense feeling-and I don't = really care if it ultimately goes against the grain of any so-called performance practice. That is what a a composer, after all, wants more than anything from a performance of his or her works.   AF   --part1_22.2db7a71a.2a98d6cd_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 8/24/2002 1:36:00 AM W. = Europe Daylight Time, Cremona502@cs.com writes:<BR> <BR> <BR> <BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">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> </FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" style=3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" = SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D"arial" LANG=3D"0"></BLOCKQUOTE><BR> </FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" style=3D"BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" = SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"><BR> How true, Bruce.&nbsp; No matter how "informed" a musician I may be, in = the end it is my musical intuition that has the final say in musical = decisions.&nbsp; I go for the emotion in the music-the drama and intense = feeling-and I don't really care if it ultimately goes against the grain of = any so-called performance practice.&nbsp; That is what a a composer, after = all, wants more than anything from a performance of his or her works.<BR> <BR> AF</FONT></HTML>   --part1_22.2db7a71a.2a98d6cd_boundary--