PipeChat Digest #2968 - Tuesday, July 16, 2002
 
Re: Bagpipes, formerly lots of topics
  by "Mike Gettelman" <mike3247@earthlink.net>
RE: Traditional wedding marches
  by "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org>
Gulbransen Model E
  by <klimala@mindspring.com>
Guilmant Symphony No 1 in D minor, op. 42
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca>
Second Apprentice Conductor
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca>
RE: Gulbransen Model E
  by "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org>
Re: Bagpipes, formerly lots of topics
  by "Russ Greene" <rggreene2@shaw.ca>
Thanks Felix
  by "orgel koenigen" <adamkgny@yahoo.com>
RE: Thanks Felix
  by "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org>
Freddie Symonds Whereabouts
  by "John Foss" <harfo32@hotmail.com>
Aeolian Free-Reed Clarinets
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
Free Reed English Horn
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
Re: A loverly wedding
  by "Golden Eagle Organ Co." <goldeneagleorgan@sasktel.net>
Wedding music I don't have
  by "Charles Peery" <cepeery@earthlink.net>
Concerts v. Recitals
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca>
Re: Free Reed English Horn
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Wedding music I don't have
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca>
Re: Wedding music I don't have
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Coil Resistance
  by "Paul Soulek" <soulek@frontiernet.net>
R. Shchedrin
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
Re: Wedding music I don't have
  by <MFoxy9795@aol.com>
Choir Directors, and organists (was Loverly Wedding)
  by <Pologaptommy@aol.com>
Organs, and Pastor's Studies.
  by <Pologaptommy@aol.com>
Re: A loverly wedding
  by <Wurlibird1@aol.com>
RE: Traditional wedding marches
  by "Jeff White" <reedstop@prodigy.net>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Bagpipes, formerly lots of topics From: "Mike Gettelman" <mike3247@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 06:30:03 -0400   I would like to apologize to the Wicks Organ Co. for making the very = stupid remark I posted below. I was trying to be funny as part of a running = exchange with Ross over my personal distaste for bagpipe sound. I have never = listened to a Wicks organ, so made the remark off the cuff, like a stupid idiot. Of = course the original bagpipe reference's author was referring to the fact that = Wicks is located in Highland Ill., so I apologize to him also for misreading his = intent.   Mike   Mike Gettelman wrote:   > Ross & Lynda Wards wrote: > > > The joke's lost on me, as there are no Wicks organs in NZ. Please > > explain...... :-) > > Ross > > Hi Ross, > I don't necessarily agree with the author's sentiment here, but = think > pavement rollers. I think the suggestion here is that some Wicks might = share > DNA with the Bagpipes. :-) > Mike    
(back) Subject: RE: Traditional wedding marches From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 08:55:44 -0400   Personally, I prefer the traditional "crap" specifically because it's traditional and it would be what I would use were I an church employed organist!!! I think weddings are camp and therefore deserve to get the works. But then what do I know, after all my most favorite organ piece is the Master's "St. Anne" P&F and my favorite all time musical work is = Richard Strauss's *Salome*   RBC  
(back) Subject: Gulbransen Model E From: <klimala@mindspring.com> Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 09:48:44 -0400   I have a Gulbransen Model E organ that I need advice on.   I would like to know what is the source of a sticking key.   I know that moving the key sideways and up and down will temporarily = alleviate the condition.   I took a key out and I see that the front pin is oval-shaped and the rear (pivot point) pin is round. Each has felt on either side.   Is the felt the culprit? I don't want to start shortening return springs = as that would change the touch from key-to-key.   I read somehwee on the web about a pin adjusting tool. Going with my = "fuzzy felt" theory, I suspect that on the day the organ was born, the felt pads = were very flat and slick, and the pins were in a / (slant) position to equalize drag (touch) across the board.   What is the result of moving the pin? Does it increase/decrease drag on = the felt pads or is it for left/right alignment.   I suspect that moving the key sideways to free a stuck key is compacting = the felt to reduce drag on the pin. If that is true, I would want to move the = pin from the / (slant) position to a | (aligned with hole) position. The = problem here is that some of the sticking keys have pins that are already aligned |(with the hole).    
(back) Subject: Guilmant Symphony No 1 in D minor, op. 42 From: "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca> Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 10:07:24 -0400   One thing that Simon Irving did not mention was that at the Christ Church Cathedral concert in Hamilton last Wednesday evening we had two Apprentice =   Conductors in addition to Boris Brott who is the regular conductor of the National Academy Orchestra.   The first one, Guiseppe Pietratroia, conducted the first item on the programme. This was the item that did not have the organ involved, and = was entitled "From the Drum comes a Thundering Beat ...." by Kelly Marla Murphy. This piece was enthusiastically performed by the youthful members =   of the orchestra! It also served as the very necessary Canadian Content! However, I shall not miss it if I do not hear it again!   The second Apprentice Conductor was given the baton for the Pastorale movement of the Guilmant Symphony, and the orchestra showed that it could play a beautiful piece of music in the manner that it should be played! This young man had them playing with much more expression than might be expected from them, - and of course, Maestro Brott had them going =   well in the first and last movements. My feeling was that the orchestra were certainly on the same wavelength as our youthful organ soloist!   I enjoyed all the recitals, but I enjoyed the Organ Crawl Finale the most, =   - partly because this was a showcase for all the young people involved.   I hope that they do it again next year at the Brott Summer Music Festival = 2003.   Bravo to all concerned!   Bob Conway    
(back) Subject: Second Apprentice Conductor From: "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca> Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 10:19:01 -0400   In my recent post, I have just noticed that I did not name the Apprentice Conductor of the slow movement of Guillmant's Organ Symphony No 1.   It was very ably conducted by Petar Dundjerski, a very tall young man, who =   I am sure had no problems in seeing Felix Hell at the rather distant organ =   console!   Sorry Petar for not including you!   Bob Conway    
(back) Subject: RE: Gulbransen Model E From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 11:44:00 -0400   I once had a similar problem and it seems that the pin which was flat on both sides and kind of oval in shape had loosened and turned and so the wider part was now turned to insert into the narrower space of the hole in the key whereby the key, when depressed, would be snuggled down and could not spring back unless lifted manually. I have no idea if this is articulated properly but I know what I mean. How's that for not being very helpful! But if it is articulate to you I'm happy and you may require therapy. Robert Bernardino Colasacco   -  
(back) Subject: Re: Bagpipes, formerly lots of topics From: "Russ Greene" <rggreene2@shaw.ca> Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 10:45:02 -0500   On 7/14/02 8:08 PM, Ross & Lynda Wards wrote:   > Yes, there are diy books on learning the pipes, but you must avoid them. = The > only way to learn is from a competent pipes, otherwise you'll be in all > kinds of trouble. Seriously, all you'd do is make fiendishly difficult > problems to unlearn later, if you tried to teach yourself.   Hi Ross and other bagpipe lovers,   I wondered if you were aware of Dr. Keith MacDonald, the "Church Piper", = who publishes some great bagpipe music collections. Check out his website at:   http://home.earthlink.net/~churchpiper/kem.html   No financial connection by the way, Keith just lives down the street (in Winnipeg, Canada) and is a really interesting fellow.   Russ Greene    
(back) Subject: Thanks Felix From: "orgel koenigen" <adamkgny@yahoo.com> Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 09:50:59 -0700 (PDT)   As a know-nothing curmudgeon reviewer of the human condition, obscure organ recitals and other arcana, I must agree that Felix Hell is someone quite special who is doing wonders in promoting common appreciation of the pipe organ genre of music. In many places, he does not simply play, he also has special sessions for children in which he demonstrates and answers questions, whence emerge a new generation of aficionados who might otherwise never have heard anything other than the obscene rantings of radio rap rubbish. To see one of their own make musical fireworks out of classical compositions inspires the younger generation to carry on the tradition of appreciation for that which we hold dear. He packs town halls and churches with paying customers who have heard that he will make them joyous. For all that, he remains quite shy and down to Earth as he endures interminable post-recital receptions where adults embarrass him by babbling and gushing at him in atrocious broken German. Sedate practitioners of 'serious art' may take a jaundiced view of all the hoopla regarding him; but, in fact, his 'brief introduction to organ music' (he generally plays for well over two hours) may inspire many to attend church services once they realize they can hear more organ music by doing so.   My two-cent rant, for what its worth, Adam     > Subject: Re: Thanks Felix (cross posted) > From: <DrB88@aol.com> > Date: Sun, 14 Jul 2002 23:37:31 EDT > Thanks for your post, Jeremy. I am sure there are > those that will take issue > or offense at what you said, but I for one agree. > If we are going to keep > our craft and our instrument alive in today's world > we need to realize that > it will call for some different measures. > "Academic" programming may be OK > for AGO Convention recitals and the like, but to > reach a cross section of > today's community of non-musicians will take > something different as you > pointed out. > > David B. in Chicago     __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Yahoo! Autos - Get free new car price quotes http://autos.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: RE: Thanks Felix From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 12:55:31 -0400   Queen, Koenigen is Queen. Was sagen Sie denn? Wollen Sie der Koenig sagen?   -  
(back) Subject: Freddie Symonds Whereabouts From: "John Foss" <harfo32@hotmail.com> Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 19:05:32 +0000     Dear List, I am trying to get in contact with Freddie Symonds, for many years = Secretary of The Organ Club in the UK. All my efforts so far have failed - but it is =   possible that a UK list member may know his whereabouts. The Royal College =   of Organists site is temporarily down and I cannot think of any other method. Any information would be gratefully received. John Foss   _________________________________________________________________ Chat with friends online, try MSN Messenger: http://messenger.msn.com    
(back) Subject: Aeolian Free-Reed Clarinets From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 15:22:31 EDT   Some had bells atop the resonators ("=E0 pavillion" or like a Corno di=20 Bassetto), which adjusted up and down in a rotating motion.   SMG  
(back) Subject: Free Reed English Horn From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 15:34:33 EDT   Upon the completion of the Temple Emanu-El instrument, I will try to = publish all of the physical data (all dimensions of all resonator components, = tongue thicknesses and sizes, etc.) of the free reed English Horn in the 16-rank Main Section of the Solo Division. I plan on publishing such physical data = on unusual stops in the Journal of American Organbuilding from time to time. The bass end is the original 1929 set, and the upper end was discarded = in the mid-1950s and unsuccessfully replaced with striking reeds. = Fortunately, on one of these chat lists (I forgot which one), I managed to locate a = 1919 set, the scaling differences being very, very minor. Although it arrived badly damaged, the TREBLE end, which is what we needed, survived, and the entire rank is currently at the pipe maker. The pressure for that stop is 10", the other reed in that subdivision being a Willis-style Orchestral Oboe, complete with the Belgian foundry = stamp on the zinc. The 4-rank Brass Section of the Solo, on the other side of = the arch spring in a separate expression enclosure, is on 15" pressure, and contains a chorus of Harmonic Trumpets and a Harmonic French Horn with = open, rather than pocketed, shallots.   Sebastian Matthaus Gluck New York City  
(back) Subject: Re: A loverly wedding From: "Golden Eagle Organ Co." <goldeneagleorgan@sasktel.net> Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 14:04:52 -0600   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_003E_01C22C08.97490220 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   UGH!!!! <runs screaming from the room>   Tape Accompaniment- When they start this up at ANY church I go to I = =3D promptly rise and LEAVE.   I'd rather hear the WORST old granny accompany on an out of tune piano = =3D than Karaok     It is no wonder many young people get the impression that 'church' is = =3D just another business, maybe with a softer tone!   Bill Thurmeier   ------=3D_NextPart_000_003E_01C22C08.97490220 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 5.50.4134.100" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <BLOCKQUOTE dir=3D3Dltr=3D20 style=3D3D"PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; =3D BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px"> <DIV>UGH!!!! &lt;runs screaming from the room&gt;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV>Tape Accompaniment-&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; When they start this up at = =3D ANY=3D20 church I go to I promptly rise and LEAVE.</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV>I'd rather hear the WORST old granny accompany on an out of tune = =3D piano=3D20 than Karaok <DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial color=3D3D#ff00ff size=3D3D2>It is no wonder = many =3D young people=3D20 get the impression that 'church' is just another business, maybe with = =3D a softer=3D20 tone!</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial color=3D3D#ff00ff = size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial color=3D3D#ff00ff size=3D3D2>Bill=3D20 Thurmeier</FONT></DIV></DIV></DIV></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_003E_01C22C08.97490220--    
(back) Subject: Wedding music I don't have From: "Charles Peery" <cepeery@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 18:18:44 -0400   Dear listers,   I have had some wedding requests which I should have, but don't seem to find. Where to look, what version to buy?   1. Sheep May Safely Graze (I have a cheesy, simplified version, no soloing of C.F.) Anybody know of a better version? Is it buried in some anthology I already have but isn't categorized "Wedding"?   2. Trumpet Tune John Stanley (all my wedding books and I can't believe I can't find this)   3. Any of the Bach Brandenburgs, 1 - 6? I had a GROOM ask for this, and I was taken aback. Are there organ transcriptions of these? Don't own them, never seen them.   4. Wachet Auf : I have it, but would you veto it for a wedding in the beginning of November? This is probably something that only matters to the snotty organist, right? Unless somebody out there knows, and is mumbling "Idiot..." as I play it November 9th.   Thanks,   Chuck Peery Cincinnati    
(back) Subject: Concerts v. Recitals From: "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca> Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 18:30:32 -0400   It seems to me that musicians do what ever they like!   A Concert is for a group playing together, - in concert.   A Recital is for a solo musician, or a solo musician with an accompanist.   Organists are solo musicians, so their performances should be referred to as a Recitals!   However, W.G. Gilbert in The Bab Ballads said the following:   'They played him a Sonata - let me see! 'Medulla oblongata' - key of G, Then they began to sing, That extremely lovely thing, 'Scherzando, ma non troppo, ppp'   You are supposed to KNOW what they mean!   Bob Conway    
(back) Subject: Re: Free Reed English Horn From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 18:32:23 -0400   On 7/15/02 3:34 PM, "TubaMagna@aol.com" <TubaMagna@aol.com> wrote:   > Upon the completion of the Temple Emanu-El instrument,   Very glad you're there, Seb, and looking forward to any report. I must = tell you that Issachar Miron, composer of "Tzena, Tzena," und vielen andere things, has told me that he INSISTS that he be invited next time you do a crawl or anything like it. I'll bring him along.   Alan    
(back) Subject: Re: Wedding music I don't have From: "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca> Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 18:37:41 -0400   I LOVE it!   "Wachet Auf" - "Sleepers Awake", - the Bridegroom comes!   That should be good for a snicker or two among the more musically inclined =   members of the audience!   Highly Organic!   Bob Conway   At 06:18 PM 7/15/02 -0400, you wrote: >Dear listers, > >I have had some wedding requests which I should have, but don't seem to >find. Where to look, what version to buy? > >1. Sheep May Safely Graze (I have a cheesy, simplified version, no >soloing of C.F.) Anybody know of a better version? Is it buried in some =   >anthology I already have but isn't categorized "Wedding"? > >2. Trumpet Tune John Stanley (all my wedding books and I can't = believe >I can't find this) > >3. Any of the Bach Brandenburgs, 1 - 6? I had a GROOM ask for this, >and I was taken aback. Are there organ transcriptions of these? Don't >own them, never seen them. > >4. Wachet Auf : I have it, but would you veto it for a wedding in the >beginning of November? This is probably something that only matters to >the snotty organist, right? Unless somebody out there knows, and is >mumbling "Idiot..." as I play it November 9th. > >Thanks, > >Chuck Peery >Cincinnati > > >"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: Wedding music I don't have From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 15:50:00 -0700       Charles Peery wrote: > > Dear listers, > > I have had some wedding requests which I should have, but don't seem to > find. Where to look, what version to buy?   > > 1. Sheep May Safely Graze (I have a cheesy, simplified version, no > soloing of C.F.) Anybody know of a better version? Is it buried in > some anthology I already have but isn't categorized "Wedding"?   THE ORGAN IN CHURCH, ed. Frank Asper ... there's a chord or a measure missing between section 1 and section 2, but it's easy enough to figure out what to do ... it's at the church, but I think you just hold a G Major chord for four extra beats and then go on.   I THINK there USED to be one in the St. Cecelia Series from H. W. Gray (arr. Biggs?).     > 2. Trumpet Tune John Stanley (all my wedding books and I can't > believe I can't find this)     ORGAN CLASSICS, Vol. 2 (Belwin)   > 3. Any of the Bach Brandenburgs, 1 - 6? I had a GROOM ask for this, > and I was taken aback. Are there organ transcriptions of these? Don't > own them, never seen them.   Doubt it.       Cheers,   Bud    
(back) Subject: Coil Resistance From: "Paul Soulek" <soulek@frontiernet.net> Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 18:43:04 -0500   I am going to be building a chest for the lowest 15 notes of an 8' Stopped Diapason (stopped wooden flute). My direct-electric magnets have 125 ohm resistance---will this be enough, or do I need 90 ohm magnets for the lowest pipes?   Thanks! Paul  
(back) Subject: R. Shchedrin From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 20:58:59 -0500   I have not posted in a while, a blessing for all of you. However, while keeping the roads hot from court to court I have been listening to a lot of organ music recordings given to me by my friend. I now have a bench full of CDs and about 125 new LPs.   In the collection of LPs was a bunch of Russian music, a capella polyphony and men's choirs, but not much organ music. However, there was a CD and an LP of the music of R. Shchedrin. The LP was of his "Musical Offering" performed at the Riga Dom Concert Hall with Nijole Dainiene, organ, and three flutes, three bassoons and three trombones (recorded 1988). I could only handle about 20 minutes at one sitting - it was rather dreary.   The CD, however, was more interesting - "Polyphonic Notebook" (1972), or 25 polyphonic preludes for piano transcribed for organ by Andrei Chulovsky. I listened to many of these short, not bad, post-Soviet pre-freight train pieces before I was interrupted, and there was at least one obvious allusion to one of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier selections (I cannot say if there were more because of the interruption), and the program notes make an analogy between the pieces and Bach's inventions.   Is Shchedrin, born 1932, still alive? Does anyone out there play these preludes as transcribed by Chulovsky for organ, and know where one would find the score? As freight train music goes, this was interesting if difficult stuff, and the pieces were short enough to avoid fatiguing the listener. Listening to some of your recent stories about the latest church doings, I am only reminded about what a wise decision I made in leaving my church. When I listen to organ music, I still badly want to play organ music - if it is bad, I want to take it away and do it myself, and when it is good, I am inspired. However, I have not touched an organ in six weeks, and the piano on three occasions (two of them to play through organ music). I know that is not good and I need to get back on a horse, but right now it is so nice to have Sundays off, a freedom I've never known. And God is good.   Regards,   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com          
(back) Subject: Re: Wedding music I don't have From: <MFoxy9795@aol.com> Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 22:58:43 -0400   In a message dated Mon, 15 Jul 2002 5:18:44 PM Eastern Standard Time, = cepeery@earthlink.net writes:   > > 1. Sheep May Safely Graze (I have a cheesy, simplified version, no > soloing of C.F.) Anybody know of a better version? Is it buried in > some anthology I already have but isn't categorized > "Wedding"?   the blue E Power Biggs book has this as well as Jesu Joy of Man's = Desiring. merry  
(back) Subject: Choir Directors, and organists (was Loverly Wedding) From: <Pologaptommy@aol.com> Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2002 00:14:45 EDT   At the church where I am employed, we have a full time director of music, = a full time pianist, and I am the full time organist. We also have 3 other asst. directors. In the past we have not had the problem of what is accompanied by whom. Christa (the pianist) and I used to split up the = duties when it came to choir accompaniment- I would play the Anthem, and she = would play the Preparation for Sermon. However, now if either of us see = something that we are interested in, we just say so. On occasion the DOM has stated =   his preference, but Mark (the previous DOM) has left, and the new DOM will =   not be moved until August. Things could change completely for all of the music staff. I suppose, Jonathan, that is IS usually up to the music director how, and what the anthems are played on. I find it sad, and strange that he = wouldn't be open to using the organ. I also find it odd that any "qualified" choir =   director does not have any desire whatsoever to use organ accompaniment. = The three main questions asked when hiring a new DOM at our church are: 1. Do =   you like ORGAN? 2. Do you like BRASS? 3. Do you like HANDBELLS? If they answer no to any of the above questions, their application process = is brought to an immediate halt! Perhaps you should ask around the congregation. I've found, in my church, = it helps to get to know the people who's opinions are particularly "weighty." = Hehehe. But that does help out a lot of times. Many times just because the choir director likes it one way, doesn't mean that his way is the way it HAS to = be!   Just my input, Josh White   Organist First United Methodist Church, Graham, TX www.fumcgraham.org; FUMC organ pics: www.geocities.com/polo_gap_tommie  
(back) Subject: Organs, and Pastor's Studies. From: <Pologaptommy@aol.com> Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2002 00:27:43 EDT   That was funny that you mentioned this Jonathan! In our church, Stovall Chapel is located in the same wing, adjacent to Dr. =   Mosser's weekend study. In the chapel we have a nice digital Allen, and I =   practice in the Chapel because the heat in the main sanctuary is to much = for me. And on the weekends he is in his study preparing for the services. = Just this weekend I was practicing on some service music. I finished playing a =   piece on full organ, and walked out of the chapel, and into the atrium = which serves as a reception area for the two rooms, when I realized he was on = the phone. After he hung up, I quickly knocked on his door and apologized for =   playing so loudly. He told me not to worry about it. He said on several occasions people on the phone have asked about the music; he responds = simply "Oh its nothing, I just have an organist in my study!"   Thanks Josh White  
(back) Subject: Re: A loverly wedding From: <Wurlibird1@aol.com> Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2002 01:23:58 EDT   Richard Jordan writes:     >I really can't understand why anyone would want to use either piece   >there are so many things which are so much better   >and that do not convey such negative connotations <<     But Richard, ignorance is bliss. Some 99.9% of the great unwashed are not = at all familiar with the story that attaches to the music. They just like = the music for what it alone purports to be and for what it conveys to them. = It is, in their minds, associated with weddings and that is sufficient.   This is not an argument against other selections, nor in support of the aforementioned compositions. It is just an observation. And besides, = they are just as "hitched" with one song as another. Whether the glue = continues to bond will not be the fault of the music anyway, regardless of the = negative connotations is conveys.   Best wishes, Jim Pitts  
(back) Subject: RE: Traditional wedding marches From: "Jeff White" <reedstop@prodigy.net> Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2002 00:27:46 -0500   Yes, I am, why? And I stayed in the guidelines my church set out and we didn't insist on anything save one point: I didn't want any music I'd = ever played at other weddings played at mine. My organist and I found some = great pieces to use and it was special because of that. Case in point. :-) And had my wife to be been difficult about any aspect, I'd expect the organist and/or minister to put their feet down and say This is How it Is. :-)     > In a message dated 7/15/02 1:37:29 AM Atlantic Daylight Time, > reedstop@prodigy.net writes: > > << I don't care how much the bride is paying to the church, it is not > rental, it's fee. >> > > Jeff, > Are you married??? ;-) > > bruce in the muttestery (not married - i have dogs instead!)