PipeChat Digest #2948 - Friday, July 5, 2002
 
Irving Berlin's God Bless America in context
  by "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu>
Keith Chapman - Bring a Torch
  by <MyrtleBeachMusic@aol.com>
Re: Keith Chapman - Bring a Torch
  by <Icedad@aol.com>
Re: Keith Chapman - Bring a Torch
  by "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org>
Re: Processional question
  by "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net>
Re: Keith Chapman - Bring a Torch
  by <DarrylbytheSea@aol.com>
Re: Organist Recruiting
  by <Chicaleee@aol.com>
Re: Ach!!
  by <Chicaleee@aol.com>
Re: Organist Recruiting
  by <Chicaleee@aol.com>
Re: Organist Recruiting
  by <Chicaleee@aol.com>
Re: Ach!!
  by "douglas morgan" <dkmorgan76209@yahoo.com>
 

(back) Subject: Irving Berlin's God Bless America in context From: "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu> Date: Thu, 04 Jul 2002 11:05:15 -0400     Dear fellow pipechatters: Many of you have no doubt been called upon to accompany the congregational singing of "God Bless America" since September 11, 2001. = It is remarkable how this particular song has had such a revival. Last = Sunday we sang it, too; I preceded it with my baritone soloist singing Berlin's other patriotic classic, "Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor," and then the lovely verse introducing the refrain to "God Bless...", with the folks in the pews invited to stand and join on the chorus.   The following arrived in my mailbox this morning and I thought I would = pass it along, for the sake of what it reminds us of concerning the historical and biographical context of Berlin's great song.   (On a Journey meditations are e-mailed daily to readers who request them. You are invited to add friends to the list by sending their e-mail = addresses to oaj2000@earthlink.net)     ON A JOURNEY July 4, 2002   By Tom Ehrich   "Jesus said, 'You have heard that it was said, "You shall love your = neighbor and hate your enemy." But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for = those who persecute you..'" (Matthew 5.43, from the Gospel for Independence Day)   ----------   We settle into seats near the left-field bull, which puffs smoke after = home runs.   I wonder if we will be a target. Ten thousand people in one place are easy pickings. Not the mob of Yankee Stadium or the Mall in Washington DC, but easier to breach.   No, we're too small for a terrorist's attention. Bigger targets abound. = But if the next shoe does fall here, we will deal with it. Life must go on.   I am hastily scribbling the lineups when we stand and join a men's chorus = in the National Anthem. Great choice. Not some rock wannabe grabbing = headlines, but a church chorus accustomed to helping people sing.   On the field, ballplayers stand at attention before an enormous 50-star American flag hanging over right field, a flag much larger than the = tattered 15-star banner which waved over Baltimore after shelling by British troops in 1814.   Next to each stands a Little Leaguer. In the stands people sing. Nobody is fidgeting this year.   Tonight's pitching is weak. The base paths are busy. So is section 213, where vendors, restless kids and hungry grownups form a constant parade. Freedom is chaotic, offensive to the orderly. Freedom might begin in the brave signing of noble documents, but it plays out in what Thomas = Jefferson called "human events."   For the "seventh inning stretch," we don't proceed to "Take Me Out to the Ballgame." First we join in "God Bless America." Composed in 1918 by a 30-year-old Jewish immigrant named Israel Baline, "God Bless America" was revived in 1938, as Hitler prepared for war, and introduced by Kate Smith = on her radio broadcast. Irving Berlin dedicated his hit's royalties to the = Boy and Girl Scouts of America.   Freedom is the son of a cantor escaping pogroms in Jew-hating Russia, looking beyond his Jew-hating Roman Catholic in-laws, composing show tunes like "White Christmas" and "Easter Parade" without any training, composing patriotic songs and dedicating proceeds to the American Red Cross.   For a time after last September 11, as an angry and perplexed nation rediscovered "God Bless America," some feared it would become an anthem of vengeance. We were under assault by "holy warriors." Would we wage "holy war" in return, resorting to those religious hatreds which so scarred our former homelands?   The answer, tonight, is No. Many an eye is filmy with tears as we invoke = God 's blessing on our "home sweet home." But no rage, just gratitude. I hear = no shouts against former enemies, like teammates from Mexico and Texas, = enemies in the early 19th Century; or teammates from Louisiana and Ohio, enemies = in the 1860s.   Gratitude and rage are always in tension, as are blessing and curse, peace and war, neighborliness and scapegoating. The balance can shift. If = further terrorist attacks come today, or whenever zealots slip into a nation not accustomed to having its freedoms turned into weapons, Irving Berlin's "song of peace" could quickly become an anthem of war.   That could happen, not because we are a bad people, softened and weakened = by prosperity, but because fear and hatred corrode even the sturdiest hearts.   Independence, you see, isn't just throwing off an oppressor's chains. Independence is restraining oneself in respect for others. Independence is allowing wars to end. Independence is General Grant returning General = Lee's sword to him at Appomattox.   Independence is resisting the chains we place on our own spirits by = hatred, revenge and religious triumphalism.   Independence is the "hard" work of stopping terrorists, but also the = "soft" work of building a just society.   Independence is Ray Charles' rendition of "America the Beautiful," = starting with verse 2 - "Confirm thy soul in self-control" - as fireworks erupt beyond the smoke-breathing bull.       Randy Runyon Music Director Zion Lutheran Church Hamilton, Ohio runyonr@muohio.edu        
(back) Subject: Keith Chapman - Bring a Torch From: <MyrtleBeachMusic@aol.com> Date: Thu, 4 Jul 2002 16:26:42 EDT     --part1_33.297ec10c.2a560982_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Does anyone know if this is still in print and, if so, where it is = available? If it's not in print, would anyone who has it be willing to send me a = copy? I'd certainly reimburse your cost.   Thanks,   Jeremy   --part1_33.297ec10c.2a560982_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">Does anyone know if this is still in print and, = if so, where it is available?&nbsp; If it's not in print, would anyone who = has it be willing to send me a copy?&nbsp; I'd certainly reimburse your = cost.<BR> <BR> Thanks,<BR> <BR> Jeremy</FONT></HTML>   --part1_33.297ec10c.2a560982_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Keith Chapman - Bring a Torch From: <Icedad@aol.com> Date: Thu, 4 Jul 2002 17:39:12 EDT     --part1_1bf.6891073.2a561a80_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Dear Jeremy,   It is in print in a collection of Keith Chapman Organ Works and published = by Warner Brothers. If you don't want to purchase, I would be glad to fax you = a copy.   Sincerely,   Daniel   --part1_1bf.6891073.2a561a80_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"BellGothic BT" LANG=3D"0">Dear Jeremy,<BR> <BR> It is in print in a collection of Keith Chapman Organ Works and published = by Warner Brothers. If you don't want to purchase, I would be glad to fax = you a copy.<BR> <BR> Sincerely,<BR> <BR> Daniel</FONT></HTML>   --part1_1bf.6891073.2a561a80_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Keith Chapman - Bring a Torch From: "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org> Date: Thu, 4 Jul 2002 16:53:26 -0500   At 5:39 PM -0400 07/04/2002, Icedad@aol.com wrote: >Dear Jeremy, > >It is in print in a collection of Keith Chapman Organ Works and >published by Warner Brothers. If you don't want to purchase, I would >be glad to fax you a copy. > >Sincerely, > >Daniel   Just a reminder. If a publication is in print it needs to be purchased. No IFs, ANDs or BUTs!   David -- **************************************** David Scribner Owner / Co-Administrator PipeChat   http://www.pipechat.org mailto:admin@pipechat.org  
(back) Subject: Re: Processional question From: "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 4 Jul 2002 18:54:25 -0400   John Henderson, in his Directory of Composers for Organ lists Gary = Cornell, an organist in Columbus Ohio who runs his own publishing house, as the composer of a <Procesion Alegre> from 1988.   It sounds like what you heard.   Malcolm Wechsler www.mander-organs.com   ----- Original Message ----- From: "cjs" <musicjs2001@yahoo.com> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Tuesday, July 02, 2002 9:43 PM Subject: Processional question     > I was at a wedding out of town and heard a processional that I really > liked. I didn't get to talk to the organist but the program said > "Procession Allegro" under the heading Processional. It was played = after > the Canon in D. The composer is listed as Cornell. I have done a = search > and can't seem to get any leads on this piece. I thought that it might = be > a misprint for Corelli. Does anyone know of a piece like this used for > weddings? I didn't get to talk to the organist and now I regret it. > Write me back privately if you want. Jane > > > "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: Re: Keith Chapman - Bring a Torch From: <DarrylbytheSea@aol.com> Date: Thu, 4 Jul 2002 20:16:30 EDT     --part1_111.14ab1439.2a563f5e_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Hi, Y'all!   I have to agree with David and his reminding us of our responsibility to = buy, not copy, sheet music which is in copyright. If you don't know the rules, find out. We often complain that publishers don't allow music to stay in print or don't print "good" music as often as we want, but it's the = photocopy machine which causes the problem (yes, I know there are a few other determining factors, but by and large, it's our willingness to use the photocopy machine).   Thanks, David, for the reminder. Now we all need to heed.   Yours,   Darryl by the Sea   --part1_111.14ab1439.2a563f5e_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>Hi, Y'all! <BR> <BR>I have to agree with David and his reminding us of our responsibility = to buy, not copy, sheet music which is in copyright. If you don't know the = rules, find out. We often complain that publishers don't allow music to = stay in print or don't print "good" music as often as we want, but it's = the photocopy machine which causes the problem (yes, I know there are a = few other determining factors, but by and large, it's our willingness to = use the photocopy machine). <BR> <BR>Thanks, David, for the reminder. Now we all need to heed. <BR> <BR>Yours, <BR> <BR>Darryl by the Sea</FONT></HTML>   --part1_111.14ab1439.2a563f5e_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Organist Recruiting From: <Chicaleee@aol.com> Date: Fri, 5 Jul 2002 00:55:31 EDT     --part1_3c.20b88f91.2a5680c3_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   If I can't have a pipe organ to play, I will take an Allen. The 300C at = our church is capable of allowing me to play most everything I want. I would like to retire in a church with a pipe organ, but I go where God places = me. Lee   --part1_3c.20b88f91.2a5680c3_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>If I can't have a pipe = organ to play, I will take an Allen. The 300C at our church is capable of = allowing me to play most everything I want. &nbsp;I would like to retire = in a church with a pipe organ, but I go where God places me. = &nbsp;Lee</FONT></HTML>   --part1_3c.20b88f91.2a5680c3_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Ach!! From: <Chicaleee@aol.com> Date: Fri, 5 Jul 2002 01:04:02 EDT     --part1_168.10149193.2a5682c2_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   ACH!!! Our Maintenance person waxed the organ bench one week and I just happened to wear wool slacks that week. I slid completely off the bench, = but it was before the service. I was quite tense during the service trying to =   stay on the bench. Wool and wax don't mix well. Lee   --part1_168.10149193.2a5682c2_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>ACH!!! &nbsp;Our = Maintenance person waxed the organ bench one week and I just happened to = wear wool slacks that week. &nbsp;I slid completely off the bench, but it = was before the service. &nbsp;I was quite tense during the service trying = to stay on the bench. &nbsp;Wool and wax don't mix well. = &nbsp;Lee</FONT></HTML>   --part1_168.10149193.2a5682c2_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Organist Recruiting From: <Chicaleee@aol.com> Date: Fri, 5 Jul 2002 01:10:46 EDT     --part1_ad.1fb20414.2a568456_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 7/3/02 8:12:36 AM Central Daylight Time, RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org writes:     > Turns out after getting to know him, he is crazy! > > ...and so it is the case for most organists!! > Robert Bernardino Colasacco > >   This is what my family thinks! I am reminded frequently that I should = have listened to my mother (who is still living at age 94, and still reminding = me that if I had practiced more on the piano I could have been a concert pianist, or at least studied to be a doctor or lawyer. However in my extended family are 3 other organists, a chairman of a music department of = a large University, a band director, and many soloists, as well as other instrumentalists. Once my granddaughter told her mother, "I don't have to =   clean my room. I am going to be a church organist like my grandma." (Actually, I am a good housekeeper, but there is just too many things in = my apartment.) We are a special species. Lee   --part1_ad.1fb20414.2a568456_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 = 7/3/02 8:12:36 AM Central Daylight Time, RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">Turns out after = getting to know him, he is crazy! <BR> <BR>...and so it is the case for most organists!! <BR>Robert Bernardino Colasacco <BR> <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>This is what my family thinks! &nbsp;I am reminded frequently that I = should have listened to my mother (who is still living at age 94, and = still reminding me that if I had practiced more on the piano I could have = been a concert pianist, or at least studied to be a doctor or lawyer. = &nbsp;However in my extended family are 3 other organists, a chairman of a = music department of a large University, a band director, and many = soloists, as well as other instrumentalists. &nbsp;Once my granddaughter = told her mother, "I don't have to clean my room. &nbsp;I am going to be a = church organist like my grandma." (Actually, I am a good housekeeper, but = there is just too many things in my apartment.) &nbsp;We are a special = species. &nbsp;Lee</FONT></HTML>   --part1_ad.1fb20414.2a568456_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Organist Recruiting From: <Chicaleee@aol.com> Date: Fri, 5 Jul 2002 01:14:39 EDT     --part1_155.1066f414.2a56853f_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   I have a friend whose family took an axe to an old Wurlitzer as they could =   not get it out of the house to make room for a new Allen. If I ever = remarry and he is of means, I hope to have a pipe organ installed in the house. (This could frighten most prospective husbands away, so the possibility is =   nil.) Lee   --part1_155.1066f414.2a56853f_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>I have a friend whose = family took an axe to an old Wurlitzer as they could not get it out of the = house to make room for a new Allen. &nbsp;If I ever remarry and he is of = means, I hope to have a pipe organ installed in the house. &nbsp;(This = could frighten most prospective husbands away, so the possibility is nil.) = &nbsp;Lee</FONT></HTML>   --part1_155.1066f414.2a56853f_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Ach!! From: "douglas morgan" <dkmorgan76209@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 4 Jul 2002 23:22:49 -0700 (PDT)   Dear Lee:   When I was living in the Houston area, the exact same thing happened at the beginning of a recital at the First Methodist Church of Houston. Someone had cleaned the console INCLUDING THE KEYS with lemon oil, and had waxed the bench.   Right in front of about 700 people, the organist slid on one side, went across the bench, and off the other side, and landed on the floor on his bottom. Unfortunately, that was the only good thing on the program.   D. Keith Morgan --- Chicaleee@aol.com wrote: > ACH!!! Our Maintenance person waxed the organ bench > one week and I just > happened to wear wool slacks that week. I slid > completely off the bench, but > it was before the service. I was quite tense during > the service trying to > stay on the bench. Wool and wax don't mix well. > Lee >     __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Sign up for SBC Yahoo! Dial - First Month Free http://sbc.yahoo.com