PipeChat Digest #2711 - Monday, February 18, 2002
 
[Cross-Post]  Organ Recital, March 3, 2002
  by <TEvans1032@aol.com>
A pleasant sort of macabre Lent in hell
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com>
UPCOMING PERFORMANCES - ADDENDUM
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
Re: Appropriate Youth Music
  by <Wurlibird1@aol.com>
Arthur LaMirande's new post??? (x-posted)
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: Arthur LaMirande's new post??? (x-posted)
  by <Innkawgneeto@cs.com>
 

(back) Subject: [Cross-Post] Organ Recital, March 3, 2002 From: <TEvans1032@aol.com> Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2002 15:03:23 EST     --part1_169.8f8dddb.29a1668b_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   On March 3rd, 2002 at 3:00 pm, I will be presenting an organ recital at = Holy Cross Lutheran Church, O'Fallon, MO. Reception following.   www.hcross.com   Travis Evans Director of Music Holy Cross Lutheran Church O'Fallon, MO 636-272-4505   --part1_169.8f8dddb.29a1668b_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SCRIPT" = FACE=3D"Comic Sans MS" LANG=3D"0">On March 3rd, 2002 at 3:00 pm, I will be = presenting an organ recital at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, O'Fallon, MO. = &nbsp;&nbsp;Reception following. <BR> <BR>www.hcross.com <BR> <BR>Travis Evans <BR>Director of Music <BR>Holy Cross Lutheran Church <BR>O'Fallon, MO <BR>636-272-4505</FONT></HTML>   --part1_169.8f8dddb.29a1668b_boundary--  
(back) Subject: A pleasant sort of macabre Lent in hell From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2002 14:22:26 -0600   ST. AGATHA'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH DeFuniak Springs, Florida   1 Lent, Year A   Prelude: Andantino/Cathedral Meditation - Edwin Lemare (1865 - 1934) Adagio from Symphonie No. 5 - Charles-Marie Widor (1844 - 1937) THE GREAT LITANY Kyrie (Schubert) Sequence Hymn - Lord, who throughout these forty (St. Flavian) - H 142 Offertory Hymn - The glory of these forty days (Erhalt uns) - H 143 Eucharistic Prayer I Sanctus/Benedictus (Schubert) Agnus Dei (Schubert) Music during Communion: Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort (text H 143) - Johann G. Walther (1684 - 1748) Ubi caritas (setting transcr. from Maurice Durufle; text H 606) Closing Hymn - Forty days and forty nights (Aus der tiefe) - H 150 No postlude   The Widor was in honor of his birthday. I just haven't found any other quiet/slow Widor that I like yet, but adore that movement. The Walther is not terribly exciting until you do weird things to it. I played the right hand on the swell with a 4' flute, the left hand on the great with an 8' flute, and the pedal with 8' principal. It became quite interesting then, and was surprisingly balanced, if you can believe it.     I chose the Schubert setting of service music, then the priest decided to do Rite I for Lent - go figure. The Great Litany was not awful, but it wasn't good. The priest did go with my suggestion of announcements after the blessing, which went well. However, the Great Litany is just a super Confession and Prayers of the People, and he then proceeded to do them over. Oh, well - thank goodness we only do it once per year. I may have to spite Bud and do the Merbecke after all.   I made a mistake of going by the church Friday evening, and had to stay and play the Stabat Mater for the Stations of the Cross, which he insists on doing every week during Lent. That's something else that is sufficient once per year. He has the congregation (term used loosely - he's never had more than 7 or 8 at these, and only 4 last Friday) sing verses at certain times: verse one before the first station, verse 2 before the fourth station; verse 3 before the eighth station, verse 4 before the twelfth station, and verse 5 after the fourteenth station. Is there a cogent reason other than some kind of numerology to this method? Both Michno and BCP state that it may be sung at the beginning of the service. Any enlightenment would be appreciated.   I was invited to the Valentine's Dinner being given next week for the women of the church by the men of the church, and then was asked to come up with entertainment, so I politely declined. I took it wrong, as sort of a slap - I'm not a woman of the church, just an employee. I'm sure that's not how it was meant, but I'm not paid to do piano bar music for others to enjoy their dinner and wine.   Had a question for the collective wisdom, but it does not come to me now. Well, as my mother would say, must not have been terribly important.   I think I'm back on PIPORG-L, thanks to a dear friend's intercession. The story is technical difficulties, something I'm used to out here in the sticks.   A pleasant Sunday to all of you from sunny Florida, where the daffodils, narcissus, azaleas and Japanese magnolias are in full array. The new flower beds are full of almost a half ton of soil and compost, and ready to plant. We have a new addition to the family, a black and white half-grown kitten showing up on the doorstep demanding constant food but needing taming. The crown princess has gone outside to stalk and otherwise keep an eye on the interloper. Fun, fun, fun.   Glenda Sutton      
(back) Subject: UPCOMING PERFORMANCES - ADDENDUM From: <ScottFop@aol.com> Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2002 15:23:53 EST   Hello All.   Below are five upcoming performance notices and one press release from a church that I wanted to share with you all. This is the same notice that = was sent several weeks ago, but with one notable addition.   Hoping to see old friends and colleagues and meet new ones as well. Thanks for reading!   Scott Foppiano   * * * * *   Saturday, March 16, 7:00 PM The Senate Theatre (Home of the Detroit Theatre Organ Society) 6424 Michigan Avenue near Livernois Detroit, Michigan 48210 1928, 4 manual, 34 rank Wurlitzer "concert" Theatre Pipe Organ formerly in =   the Fisher Theatre in Detroit   Sunday, March 17, 7:00 pm (*press release at the end of this email*) "KING OF KINGS" (1927) Accompanied on the church's 1952 Casavant pipe organ Angelica Lutheran Church 8400 Park Avenue at Englewood Allen Park, Michigan   Wednesday, March 27, 7:30 pm "KING OF KINGS" (1927) Accompanied on the church's 1990, V/205 Moller pipe organ Calvary Church Highway 51 at Rea Road Charlotte, North Carolina   Sunday, April 21, 2:00 pm The Louis E. Plummer Auditorium (Orange County Theatre Organ Society) 201 E. Chapman Avenue Fullerton, California 92832 4 manual, 36 rank Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ   Sunday, September 1, 4:45 pm The Cathedral of St. Patrick Fifth Avenue and 51st Street New York City, New York 5 manual Kilgen Grand Pipe Organ   * * * * *   PRESS NOTICE FROM ANGELICA LUTHERAN CHURCH:   On Sunday, March 17, 2002, at 7:00 p.m., Angelica Lutheran Church, 8400 = Park Ave (at Englewood), Allen Park, MI, will present the 1927 H. B. Warner classic silent film "King of Kings," accompanied by organist Scott = Foppiano. The film's plot centers around the final weeks of Christ Jesus' life, also =   incorporating elaborate costumes and sets, impressive lighting effects, = and an early use of full-color film to accentuate the story line. Mr. = Foppiano is well-known both locally and nationally as a classical and theatre organist, also appearing regularly in Detroit at the Fox, Redford, and = Senate theatres. The organ is a 1952 Casavant, presently being rebuilt and = enlarged according to a design by David Hufford, who is the church's Director of Music/Organist and Co-Owner of the Renaissance Pipe Organ Co., Ann Arbor. =   Mr. Foppiano will use the various beautiful and expressive resources of = the pipe organ, improvising music and effects to underscore the film's = dramatic Lenten/Easter theme. An organ "overture" will begin at 7 p.m., = introducing the film, which runs approximately ninety minutes. All are welcome, and = the building features barrier-free access. A free-will offering will be = received to offset expenses and benefit the ongoing organ renovation project. For more information, please call (734) 668-6941, or the church office at = (313) 381-2080  
(back) Subject: Re: Appropriate Youth Music From: <Wurlibird1@aol.com> Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2002 21:35:38 EST   Doug Campbell states:   >My question is: IF the stuff isn't suitable for an adult choir - why do >you think that it is OK to foist it off on a youth choir????   >Remember the stuff you cram into thier little heads today will be the >"standards" of tomorrow ! <<   First, the music could not be defined as "stuff." This is not new-age, happy-clappy, praaazzzzeee chorus composition. It is contemporary SATB = music but not in character with a senior-aged choir which prefers more = traditional anthems.   I do not <foist> junk music on youth choirs. Junk music is junk; age is = not the determining factor here. Shielding them from this type of music no = more ensures their abstaining from it in the future than their preferring it altogether. It is my opinion, whether agreed with or not, that some compositions are more germane to one age group than another. It is also = my opinion that anthems are but one part of a cohesive worship experience for =   all in attendance. Where the median age of the parish is quite senior, appreciation for and embracing of contemporary music out of character with =   the rest of the service is disruptive and abrasive.   Perhaps if I had stated that I play for two United Methodist Churches, a better understanding of my stated conclusions would have resulted. = Perhaps not. The archives will reflect my opinion of blended worship, praze = bands, and most of so-called Contemporary Christian music. I have not changed my =   opinion one iota. Nor do I feel differently that <traditional> is = becoming the missing link in many worship forms. There seems to be one tradition within the UMC: Charles Wesley hymns are still more exaulted than any others. Gosh, I wonder why?   Best wishes, Jim Pitts  
(back) Subject: Arthur LaMirande's new post??? (x-posted) From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2002 21:33:04 -0800   This just appeared on piporg-1, for those who aren't on it:   "while walking though Notre Dame Cathedral I picked up a listing of Auditions d'orgue (recitals).......I was astonished to see that on Sunday, January 6 Arthur La Mirande (late of this list) had given a recital at Notre Dame of works by Edouard Commette and Franz Schmidt (what a shock). However on this listing (published by Notre Dame) M. La Mirande was listed as "Organiste titulaire de Grand-Orgue de la Cathedrale Saint-Patrick de New York (USA)............   Have I missed something???"          
(back) Subject: Re: Arthur LaMirande's new post??? (x-posted) From: <Innkawgneeto@cs.com> Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2002 00:34:04 EST     --part1_121.c30dbc9.29a1ec4c_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Hmmm. Inquiring minds definitely want to know   --part1_121.c30dbc9.29a1ec4c_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>Hmmm. Inquiring minds definitely want to know</FONT></HTML>   --part1_121.c30dbc9.29a1ec4c_boundary--