PipeChat Digest #2742 - Sunday, March 10, 2002
 
10 Commandments of organ practice?
  by <paul-austin@ntlworld.com>
Re: 10 Commandments of organ practice?
  by "Dennis Stoia" <dstoia@yahoo.com>
New to PipeChat...
  by "Dennis Stoia" <dstoia@yahoo.com>
Re: New to PipeChat...
  by "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com>
 

(back) Subject: 10 Commandments of organ practice? From: <paul-austin@ntlworld.com> Date: Sat, 9 Mar 2002 14:53:43 +0000   Listers,   See what I found on the internet!! I am deeply offended :-))     The Ten Commandments of Organ Practise     1. Thou shalt practise every day, even if only for a short period.   2. Thou shalt NEVER practise faster than thou canst play perfectly, for it = is written: Perfect Practise Makes Perfect.   3. Thou shalt NOT put off working on the hard parts; David did not invite = Goliath to come back after tea.   4. Thou shalt work out a usable fingering, inscribe it on thy papyrus and = NEVER vary from same, for Fumble Fingers Find Fate Fickle.   5. Thou shalt never apologise for thy playing, nor say "Oops!" when thou = makest a mistake, for thou wilt only draw attention to things which = otherwise would never be noticed by the thick people.   6. Thou shalt practise each composition in short segments; that thy = fingers may not break off more than thy mind can chew.   7. Thou shalt listen ... and not only to organists, for it is written: = What this untidy world needs is fewer organists and more musicians who can = play the organ   8. Thou shalt NOT play pedals without shoes ... for thy Odor-Eaters may be = spent, and besides, it leads to sloppy playing.   9. Thou shalt begin and end each practise session with something thou = canst play readily, that thou mayest not be discouraged.   10. Thou shalt always remember that thy practise is a labour of love and = that by persistence (oft proved by thyself in other undertakings) thou = canst bring to pass many wonders.     ---------------------------------------------------------------------------= -----     How many organists does it take to change a light bulb?   Two. - One to change the bulb, and one to complain that the switch doesn't = have any combination pistons.   -----------------------------------------------------------   Why doesn't heaven have a pipe organ?   Because they needed the keys in hell to make accordions.   ------------------------------------------------------------   The organ is the instrument of worship for in its sounding we sense the = Majesty of God and in its ending we know the Grace of God.   ------------------------------------------------------------   What do you call 101 organists at the bottom of a lake?   A good start! ------------------------------------------------------------        
(back) Subject: Re: 10 Commandments of organ practice? From: "Dennis Stoia" <dstoia@yahoo.com> Date: Sat, 9 Mar 2002 10:03:43 -0800 (PST)   --0-471086113-1015697023=3D:92808 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3Dus-ascii     Paul, This was some pretty funny stuff. Thank you very much for sending it. Dennis   paul-austin@ntlworld.com wrote: Listers,   See what I found on the internet!! I am deeply offended :-))     The Ten Commandments of Organ Practise     1. Thou shalt practise every day, even if only for a short period.   2. Thou shalt NEVER practise faster than thou canst play perfectly, for it = is written: Perfect Practise Makes Perfect.   3. Thou shalt NOT put off working on the hard parts; David did not invite = Goliath to come back after tea.   4. Thou shalt work out a usable fingering, inscribe it on thy papyrus and = NEVER vary from same, for Fumble Fingers Find Fate Fickle.   5. Thou shalt never apologise for thy playing, nor say "Oops!" when thou = makest a mistake, for thou wilt only draw attention to things which = otherwise would never be noticed by the thick people.   6. Thou shalt practise each composition in short segments; that thy = fingers may not break off more than thy mind can chew.   7. Thou shalt listen ... and not only to organists, for it is written: = What this untidy world needs is fewer organists and more musicians who can = play the organ   8. Thou shalt NOT play pedals without shoes ... for thy Odor-Eaters may be = spent, and besides, it leads to sloppy playing.   9. Thou shalt begin and end each practise session with something thou = canst play readily, that thou mayest not be discouraged.   10. Thou shalt always remember that thy practise is a labour of love and = that by persistence (oft proved by thyself in other undertakings) thou = canst bring to pass many wonders.     ---------------------------------------------------------------------------= -----     How many organists does it take to change a light bulb?   Two. - One to change the bulb, and one to complain that the switch doesn't = have any combination pistons.   -----------------------------------------------------------   Why doesn't heaven have a pipe organ?   Because they needed the keys in hell to make accordions.   ------------------------------------------------------------   The organ is the instrument of worship for in its sounding we sense the = Majesty of God and in its ending we know the Grace of God.   ------------------------------------------------------------   What do you call 101 organists at the bottom of a lake?   A good start! ------------------------------------------------------------         "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       --------------------------------- Do You Yahoo!? Try FREE Yahoo! Mail - the world's greatest free email! --0-471086113-1015697023=3D:92808 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3Dus-ascii   <P> Paul, <P>This was some pretty funny stuff.&nbsp; Thank you very much for sending = it.&nbsp; <P>Dennis<BR> <P>&nbsp; <B><I>paul-austin@ntlworld.com</I></B> wrote: <BLOCKQUOTE style=3D"PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: = #1010ff 2px solid">Listers,<BR><BR>See what I found on the internet!! I am = deeply offended :-))<BR><BR><BR>The Ten Commandments of Organ = Practise<BR><BR><BR>1. Thou shalt practise every day, even if only for a = short period. <BR><BR>2. Thou shalt NEVER practise faster than thou canst = play perfectly, for it is written: Perfect Practise Makes Perfect. = <BR><BR>3. Thou shalt NOT put off working on the hard parts; David did not = invite Goliath to come back after tea. <BR><BR>4. Thou shalt work out a = usable fingering, inscribe it on thy papyrus and NEVER vary from same, for = Fumble Fingers Find Fate Fickle. <BR><BR>5. Thou shalt never apologise for = thy playing, nor say "Oops!" when thou makest a mistake, for thou wilt = only draw attention to things which otherwise would never be noticed by = the thick people. <BR><BR>6. Thou shalt practise each composition in short = segments; that thy fingers may not break off more than thy mind c Try FREE <a href=3D"$rd_url/tag/http://mail.yahoo.com/">Yahoo! Mail</a> - = the world's greatest free email! --0-471086113-1015697023=3D:92808--  
(back) Subject: New to PipeChat... From: "Dennis Stoia" <dstoia@yahoo.com> Date: Sat, 9 Mar 2002 10:23:06 -0800 (PST)   --0-645269435-1015698186=3D:16108 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3Dus-ascii     Hello everyone,   I recently signed up with pipechat to become more involved, at least, = hoping for more, at the level of conversation, with other fellow = organists. Having been receiving the e-mails you all have been sending, I = really feel at home. I am a 21 year old organist in Chicago and have been = playing for the last 7 years or so. While organ playing isn't my full = time profession (I am finishing up as an Accounting and Finance double = major at DePaul University and will start working as an auditor in the = fall), I do take great pride in it and it's something I do for my church. =     First, I would like to ask if any of you play in the Chicagoland area? I = really would like to visit other churches and see if I can pick up any = pointers. I have picked up the trade in a line of somewhat amateur = organists and really would like to improve my playing. I am all ears to = advice and constructive criticism. Our church is pretty small (200 = members or so) and I play the organ with the church, service as the = choir's organist, and accompany soloists. I try to play some pieces = before church and afterwards but simply play some of my favorite hymns. = Any suggestion on what sort of organ pieces I can play? Also, I don't = know many other organists and am hoping this e-mail circulation will allow = to meet more of us.   Secondly, there was an advertisement being past around about joining the = Organists Guild. I don't know much about it and was wondering if any of = you could give me some personal feedback on joining.   Finally, there is an organ piece I am determined to master. It is the = Rondo in G by John Bull (the Roger Nyquist variation). I have searched = far and wide for a copy of that music only to find out that that piece is = no longer being published. Does any of you have any advice on how I can = obtain a copy of that piece, that is, short of writing Dr. Nyquist and = asking to purchase a copy from him?   Hope to hear from you all soon, Dennis, Chicago   P.S. It is REALLY windy in the Windy City today.       --------------------------------- Do You Yahoo!? Try FREE Yahoo! Mail - the world's greatest free email! --0-645269435-1015698186=3D:16108 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3Dus-ascii   <P>Hello everyone,</P> <P>I recently signed up with pipechat to become more involved, at least, = hoping for more,&nbsp;at the level of conversation, with other fellow = organists.&nbsp; Having been receiving the e-mails you all have been = sending, I really feel at home.&nbsp; I am a 21 year old&nbsp;organist in = Chicago and have been playing for the last 7 years or so.&nbsp; While = organ playing isn't my full time profession (I am finishing up as an = Accounting and Finance double major at DePaul University and will start = working as an auditor in the fall), I do take great pride in it and it's = something I do for my church.&nbsp; </P> <P>First, I would like to ask if any of you play in the Chicagoland = area?&nbsp; I really would like to visit other churches and see if I can = pick up any pointers.&nbsp; I have picked up the trade in a line of = somewhat amateur organists and really would like to improve my = playing.&nbsp; I am all ears to advice and constructive criticism.&nbsp; = Our church is pretty small (200 members or so)&nbsp;and I&nbsp;play the = organ with the church,&nbsp;service as&nbsp;the choir's organist, and = accompany soloists.&nbsp;&nbsp;I try to play some pieces before church and = afterwards but simply play some of my favorite hymns.&nbsp; Any suggestion = on what sort of organ pieces I can play?&nbsp; Also, I don't know many = other organists and am hoping this e-mail circulation will allow to meet = more of us.</P> <P>Secondly, there was an advertisement being past around about joining = the Organists Guild.&nbsp; I don't know much about it and was wondering if = any of you could give me some personal feedback on joining.</P> <P>Finally, there is an organ piece I am determined to master.&nbsp; It is = the Rondo in G by John Bull (the Roger Nyquist variation).&nbsp; I have searched far and wide for a copy of that music only to find out that = that piece is no longer being published.&nbsp; Does any of you have any = advice on how I can obtain a copy of that piece, that is, short of writing = Dr. Nyquist and asking to purchase a copy from him?</P> <P>Hope to hear from you all soon,<BR>Dennis, Chicago</P> <P>P.S.&nbsp; It is REALLY windy in the Windy City today.</P><p><br><hr = size=3D1><b>Do You Yahoo!?</b><br> Try FREE <a href=3D"$rd_url/tag/http://mail.yahoo.com/">Yahoo! Mail</a> - = the world's greatest free email! --0-645269435-1015698186=3D:16108--  
(back) Subject: Re: New to PipeChat... From: "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com> Date: Sat, 09 Mar 2002 12:41:56 -0600       Dennis Stoia wrote:   > Hello everyone, > > I recently signed up with pipechat to become more involved, at least, > hoping for more, at the level of conversation, with other fellow > organists. Having been receiving the e-mails you all have been > sending, I really feel at home. I am a 21 year old organist in > Chicago and have been playing for the last 7 years or so. While organ > playing isn't my full time profession (I am finishing up as an > Accounting and Finance double major at DePaul University and will > start working as an auditor in the fall), I do take great pride in it > and it's something I do for my church.   You should wander over to (up--Music is on the uptown campus, IIRC; are Accounting and Finance in the loop?) the music department, and look up Jerry Butera, who, in addition to teaching organ at De Paul, also serves as an Organist / choirmaster, and editor of The Diapason.   As to churches to visit: Church of the Ascension on North LaSalle; Holy Name and St. James Cathedrals; St. Luke's Lutheran, and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel up on Belmont, St. Luke's Episcopal in Evanston; would all be good starters.   As to joining the guild, I'd suggest talking to Dr. Butera; I expect that he is familiar with the "personalities" of the several Chapters in the Chicago area, and can give you some feedback on that.   You can also find links to the various chapters from the National AGO website (<www.agohq.org/regional/index.html>, and could probably attend a meeting, and make some contacts there....   By all means, join; the subscription to TAO is worth the price of membership by itself, in my opinion.   ns