PipeChat Digest #2700 - Monday, February 11, 2002
 
Re: CRITIQUING OURSELVES AS ARTISTS
  by "Douglas A Campbell" <dougcampbell@juno.com>
Well, Epiphany is over in hell . . .
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com>
Re: Well, Epiphany is over in hell . . .
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com>
Re: Well, Epiphany is over in hell . . .
  by "Stephen Ohmer" <knopfregal@yahoo.com>
AEOLIAN-SKINNER ORGAN, FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH IN LONGVIEW, TEXAS
  by "douglas morgan" <dkmorgan76209@yahoo.com>
Messiaen Marathon Feb 22nd National Shrine in DC
  by "John Cormack" <jcorm@bellatlantic.net>
 

(back) Subject: Re: CRITIQUING OURSELVES AS ARTISTS From: "Douglas A Campbell" <dougcampbell@juno.com> Date: Sat, 9 Feb 2002 09:59:26 -0500   On Fri, 8 Feb 2002 17:27:59 -0500 "John Cormack" <jcorm@bellatlantic.net> writes:   > I was a student at Syracuse University for 5 years and attended many > organ > concerts in the Crouse College Auditorium and fortunately never saw > this > screen you mention. Hopefully it was a one time occurrence. On a > side note, > when the University removed the thick draperies between the > Hendricks Chapel > Holtkamp organ and the chapel the sound was drastically improved. > > -- > John Cormack > Dear John,   The occasion was the 25th anniversary of the dedication of the Holtkamp. Dr. Poister has previously retired and came back for this occasion. His arthritis was very severe at this point and he didn't try to play the Holtkamp itself. The University had recently bought a small portative instrument of maybe 4 ranks and this is what was used as the "screen". Dr. Poister did begin the program by playing a Bach chorale on the portative (Although, his playing was severely impeded).     Douglas A. Campbell Skaneateles, NY   ________________________________________________________________ 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: Well, Epiphany is over in hell . . . From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2002 14:52:28 -0600   St. Agatha's Episcopal Church DeFuniak Springs, Florida   Last Sunday of Epiphany, Year A   Prelude: II. Adoration from Four Prayers in Tone (Humbly I adore thee; text H 314) - Richard Purvis O Light of Light, Love given birth (Elmhurst; text H 133) Processional Hymn: Awake, my soul, stretch every nerve (Siroe) - H 546 Gloria in excelsis (Powell) Sequence Hymn: O wondrous type! O vision fair (Wareham) - H 137 Offertory Hymn: Lord, enthroned in heavenly (Bryn Calfaria) - H 307 Sanctus/Benedictus (Powell) Agnus Dei (Willan) Closing Hymn: Songs of thankfulness and praise (Salzburg) - H 135 Postlude: Toccata in G (excerpt) - Theodore Dubois   I hate when bishops visit. You may take that to mean that I hate bishops, but I really have no beef there - I stay out of their way and treat them with respect. It's not even half bad when the actual bishop comes, but when these retired guys visit, it is a nightmare. And the parish goes mad at the advent of a bishop of any kind.   Well, today was such a day. All week I waited for information from the priest to put in the bulletin, and ended up having to do the bulletin without names of confirmees(ands)or the name of the bishop, after the printing of which he called and told me not to put any names in the bulletin (duh?). We started out with one confirmation and three reaffirmations, and ended up with 3 confirmations and about 4 reaffirmations. Shouldn't priests know beforehand how many are going to be confirmed?   There was no crashing or clattering during the service today, thanks be to God, but it was comical enough without such. The head lay reader clomped up and down the aisle at least 4 times before the procession. One lay reader didn't show, so I was asked to read the Old Testament lesson at the last minute. We had announcements not once for four times during church. The visiting bishop felt it necessary at the opening acclamation to tell us all about himself, then we had our regular announcement time (which consists of the priest, the senior warden, the senior warden's wife, and everyone else making a speech). Then the bishop interrupted the Great Thanksgiving so that the senior warden's wife could make more announcements. Lastly, the priest felt it necessary to make more announcements just before the postlude. For an Episcopal congregation, we got the Baptist thing down pat.   But God is good. We spent yesterday building not one but two more flower beds (like I can keep up with the ones I've got). But one tiny one is for bulbs, and the large one is another herb bed. And Rick has been stuffing all the neighborhood birds while he was off work the last two weeks, so we have had all sorts of birds and squirrels hanging around showing off. Although we've had frost and cold (relatively) weather this week, the sun is shining.   I decided against postludes during Lent, but am going to teach the congregation the Schubert service music. It's easy enough, and keeps our normal service music from getting stale. I wanted to find the Proulx Community Mass to look at for possible use, but just haven't had the time to order it. So now I have time to work on new music for Eastertide - any suggestions?   Does any congregation use "O Light of Light", tune Elmhurst? I decided to use it to fill in the prelude, and it is pretty. One I cannot imagine for congregational singing is "Christ upon the mountain peak", tune Shillingford, so am always interested in finding brave souls who do.   Regards,   Glenda Sutton              
(back) Subject: Re: Well, Epiphany is over in hell . . . From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2002 17:22:31 -0600   Glenda wrote: > Does any congregation use "O Light of Light", tune Elmhurst?   Yes, we used it at St. Mark's this morning.   One I cannot > imagine for congregational singing is "Christ upon the mountain peak", > tune Shillingford, so am always interested in finding brave souls who > do.   No, we used the other tune No. 129, "Mowsley".   John Speller, St. Mark's, St. Louis.  
(back) Subject: Re: Well, Epiphany is over in hell . . . From: "Stephen Ohmer" <knopfregal@yahoo.com> Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2002 18:01:57 -0800 (PST)   > Glenda wrote: > > One I cannot > > imagine for congregational singing is "Christ > upon the mountain peak", > > tune Shillingford, so am always interested in > finding brave souls who > > do.     I'm having my choir sing it to St. Albinus. Love that tune. So ... so ... so ... what? British? We'll do it a cappella instead of with the old Allen Organ (on topic) or the Steinway @ Sons grand.....       SteveOhmer                           > mailto:requests@pipechat.org >     =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D     __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Send FREE Valentine eCards with Yahoo! Greetings! http://greetings.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: AEOLIAN-SKINNER ORGAN, FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH IN LONGVIEW, TEXAS From: "douglas morgan" <dkmorgan76209@yahoo.com> Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2002 22:54:19 -0800 (PST)   When I wrote the recent post regarding the Aeolian-Skinner organ in the First Baptist Church in Longview, Texas, I inadvertantly and uninitentionally neglected to bring out one important fact.   When it became necessary to re-leather the reservoirs and chests, that was too big a job for me to undertake alone. After making a study of this situation and inspecting various rebuilds of various organ rebuilders, I concluded that it would be wise for me to team up with someone who had several employees who could do the quality of work I required. After completing my study of the situation, I recommended to the church that they engage the services of the Redman Organ Company of Fort Worth, Texas. The owner of the company, Roy Redman, was at one time the National President of the Organ Historical Society, and was completely in agreement with me in that we considered the organ to be a work of art worthy of being preserved with no changes.   With the help of Mr. Redman and his excellent staff, (and his formidable shop facilities), this work was done promptly and in an excellent manner.   I apologize to Mr. Redman for this oversight. He and I will hopefully get together soon and prepare an article on this rebuilding and publish it (with pictures) in an appropriate journal.   D. Keith Morgan     =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D D. Keith Morgan, RPT Pipe Organ & Piano Service 400 Conditt Circle Denton, Texas 76209-4861 (940) 382-0348 dkmorgan76209@yahoo.com   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Send FREE Valentine eCards with Yahoo! Greetings! http://greetings.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: Messiaen Marathon Feb 22nd National Shrine in DC From: "John Cormack" <jcorm@bellatlantic.net> Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2002 02:25:51 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_002F_01C1B2A3.6CB0E430 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Is a program available that shows Paul Jacobs schedule of the Messiaen =3D works.   I don't think I would stay for the full 9 hrs, hopefully the pieces I am = =3D interested in would occur within a several hour period.   I am especially interested in Dieu Parmi Nous and the Ascension Suite.   -- John Cormack   ------=3D_NextPart_000_002F_01C1B2A3.6CB0E430 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 content=3D3D"text/html; charset=3D3Diso-8859-1" =3D http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 5.00.3315.2870" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Is a program available that shows = Paul=3D20 Jacobs&nbsp;schedule of the Messiaen works.</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>I don't think I would stay for the = full =3D 9 hrs,=3D20 hopefully the pieces I am interested in would occur within a several =3D hour=3D20 period.</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>I am especially interested in Dieu = =3D Parmi Nous and=3D20 the Ascension Suite.</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>--</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>John = Cormack</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_002F_01C1B2A3.6CB0E430--