PipeChat Digest #3178 - Monday, October 14, 2002
 
A reminder that Len Rawle plays Rochester Wurlitzer this Saturday. (cross
  by "Kenneth Evans" <kevans1@rochester.rr.com>
Re: silence is golden
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: silence is golden
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
RE: silence is golden
  by "Emmons, Paul" <pemmons@wcupa.edu>
Re: silence is golden
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: silence is golden
  by "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net>
Re: silence is golden
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: "Swallowing" instruments
  by <Gfc234@aol.com>
bugbear virus attack with "Barton" subject line
  by "Jonathan B. Hall" <jonathan@jonathanbhall.com>
Re: silence is golden
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: silence is golden
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: silence is golden
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
 

(back) Subject: A reminder that Len Rawle plays Rochester Wurlitzer this Saturday. (cross-posted) From: "Kenneth Evans" <kevans1@rochester.rr.com> Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2002 18:09:40 -0400   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_00DF_01C273AC.DD73ACF0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   A reminder that the Rochester Theater Organ Society is proud to welcome = =3D England's Len Rawle who is returning for his eighth performance on our =3D Wurlitzer 4/22. This event will take place at 8 p.m. on next Saturday, = =3D October 19th in Rochester's Auditorium Center, 875 East Main St. Tickets = =3D at only $10 each will go on sale at the Box Office one hour before the =3D concert.   Len Rawle is famous, in the many places he has performed, for his =3D skillful use of the organ's tonal palette to paint wonderful musical =3D arrangements. Travel directions, biographical information on Len Rawle, = =3D pictures, general information on the Society and its membership =3D advantages plus much more are available on =3D http://theatreorgans.com/rochestr/ . We hope that you will be able to =3D join us for this wonderful evening of theater pipe organ entertainment =3D at its finest!   Regards, Ken Evans, RTOS Director (past-President) ------=3D_NextPart_000_00DF_01C273AC.DD73ACF0 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 6.00.2800.1106" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>A reminder that the Rochester Theater = =3D Organ Society=3D20 is proud to&nbsp;welcome England's Len Rawle who is returning for his =3D eighth=3D20 performance on our Wurlitzer 4/22.&nbsp; This event will take place at 8 = =3D p.m.=3D20 on&nbsp; next Saturday, October 19th in Rochester's Auditorium Center, =3D 875 East=3D20 Main St. Tickets at only $10 each will go on sale at the Box =3D Office&nbsp;one=3D20 hour&nbsp;before the concert.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Len Rawle is famous, in the many = places =3D he has=3D20 performed, for his skillful use of the organ's tonal palette=3D20 to&nbsp;paint&nbsp;wonderful musical arrangements. </FONT><FONT =3D face=3D3DArial=3D20 size=3D3D2>Travel directions, biographical information on Len Rawle, =3D pictures,=3D20 general information on the Society and its membership advantages plus =3D much more=3D20 are available on <A=3D20 href=3D3D"http://theatreorgans.com/rochestr/">http://theatreorgans.com/roch= =3D estr/</A>=3D20 ..&nbsp; </FONT><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>We hope that you will be = able =3D to join us=3D20 for this wonderful evening of theater pipe&nbsp;organ entertainment at =3D its=3D20 finest!</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Regards, Ken Evans, RTOS = Director=3D20 (past-President)</FONT></DIV></FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_00DF_01C273AC.DD73ACF0--    
(back) Subject: Re: silence is golden From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2002 18:29:41 -0400   On 10/14/02 5:24 PM, "Emmons, Paul" <pemmons@wcupa.edu> wrote:   > There are some good and interesting ideas here. > > But what should be most compelling point, I think, is the same upon = which a > very-high-church curate concentrated <snip> [while omitting] what for = him, was > the clincher: the fact that in our church the Blessed Sacrament was = reserved. > > Then there is the voguish modern compromise, of which one knows not what = to > make: setting an aumbry into the side wall of the Sanctuary so that it = is as > inconspicuous as possible. > > I say, either reserve the Sacrament clearly or not at all. > I agree. Generally. Our aumbry is in plain sight of every seat in the nave, and marked by a white candle. But in a large church, I don't MIND = if they have space for a special side chapel for devotion to the Bl. = Sacrament, and use it for that purpose. In such a church, the main sanctuary may = often be "busy" with such things as a string quartet rehearsal, etc. And yet I can't quite imagine deciding that since the carpenters are going to be = doing thus and so in the main sanctuary, maybe we better put Jesus in another = room for a while, lest one of the carpenters be flatulent, or whatever.   But maybe I'm TOO much of a compromiser.   Alan Freed Saint Luke's Church (ELCA), Manhattan > >    
(back) Subject: Re: silence is golden From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2002 18:49:06 EDT     --part1_103.1cfef177.2adca3e2_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 10/14/02 4:35:55 PM Eastern Daylight Time, acfreed0904@earthlink.net writes:     > But my ideal for a very ordinary green Sunday is that a little (or = larger!) > chorale prelude is enough, already. >   I'd certainly say AMEN to that! Worship is so much more exciting if = the prelude, or at least the final piece of the prelude is bright and exciting = - does not necessarily have to be "loud."   > "And on what occasion would you play this prelude?" I replied, "Any old =   > Sunday morning." He (and I have NO recollection of who it was; possibly =   > Hugo Gehrke [Rod's father]), responded, "No. It's too festive. That's = for > a bit "more" of a Sunday. For any old Sunday, just go with a chorale > prelude." >   Aargh, what a sad thing to do for a "little Easter." There is so much opportunity for symbolic thinking when listening to music that doesn't specifically direct your thinking in a particular direction.   > (Our postlude is quite often a c-p on the closing hymn.) > Snooze!! It's so thrilling to walk from the church to the magnificent sound of the organ pealing away. It's majestic and ethereal. The next sound to be heard should be the pealing of the tower bells.   (Did I mention I don't like chorale preludes!! ;-) heeheehee)     Bruce in the Muttastery at Howling Acres = http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502 ....an opportunity for health & wealth http://visionsuccess.com/BC2053   --part1_103.1cfef177.2adca3e2_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 = 10/14/02 4:35:55 PM Eastern Daylight Time, acfreed0904@earthlink.net = writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">But my ideal for a = very ordinary green Sunday is that a little (or larger!) chorale prelude = is enough, already. &nbsp; <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0">I'd certainly say AMEN &nbsp;to that! = &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Worship is so much more exciting if the prelude, or at = least the final piece of the prelude is bright and exciting - does not = necessarily have to be "loud." <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: = #0000ff 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: = 5px">"And on what occasion would you play this prelude?" &nbsp;I replied, = "Any old Sunday morning." &nbsp;He (and I have NO recollection of who it = was; possibly Hugo Gehrke [Rod's father]), responded, "No. &nbsp;It's too = festive. &nbsp;That's for a bit "more" of a Sunday. &nbsp;For any old = Sunday, just go with a chorale prelude." <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0">Aargh, what a sad thing to do for a "little = Easter." &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;There is so much opportunity for symbolic = thinking when listening to music that doesn't specifically direct your = thinking in a particular direction. <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: = #0000ff 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: = 5px"> (Our postlude is quite often a c-p on the closing hymn.) <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">Snooze!! &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;It's so thrilling to walk from the church to the magnificent sound of the organ pealing = away. &nbsp;It's majestic and ethereal. &nbsp;&nbsp;The next sound to be = heard should be the pealing of the tower bells. <BR> <BR>(Did I mention I don't like chorale preludes!! &nbsp;;-) = &nbsp;heeheehee) <BR> <BR> <BR>Bruce in the Muttastery at Howling Acres = http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502 <BR>...an opportunity for health &amp; wealth = &nbsp;http://visionsuccess.com/BC2053</FONT></HTML>   --part1_103.1cfef177.2adca3e2_boundary--  
(back) Subject: RE: silence is golden From: "Emmons, Paul" <pemmons@wcupa.edu> Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2002 18:47:45 -0400   > But in a large church, I don't MIND if they have space for a special = side chapel for devotion to the Bl. Sacrament, > and use it for that purpose. In such a church, the main sanctuary may often be "busy" with such things as a string quartet > rehearsal, etc.   I quite agree; in that case it's probably ideal, preferable to the high alar. If not, it is also courteous and reverent to remove it for such events, especially actual performances, lest people feel uncomfortable = doing what is ordinarily standard to do, e.g. applaud.   My main point was simply that a few decades ago, all over the biretta belt and beyond, many narthex doors often had a standard notice, usually framed and behind glass, opening with "PAX VOBISCUM", announcing that here the Blessed Sacrament was reserved, and suggesting prayers and conduct that = was appropriate due to that fact. Although it is probably more common all = over the church for the Sacrament to be reserved now than then, such a poster = is rare and probably regarded as distinctly quaint. This is rather sad, considering that ignorance in the public is probably more rife now than ever.                
(back) Subject: Re: silence is golden From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2002 18:55:48 EDT     --part1_f5.239715bc.2adca574_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 10/14/02 5:05:53 PM Eastern Daylight Time, Chicaleee@aol.com writes:     > I supposed that brings up another subject: do the musicians really > appreciate the preaching?   I have worked with many clergy over the years who "endure" the musical portions of the service, merrily chatting through the prelude and anthems. =   I have always tried to listen carefully the sermons. Having been spoiled early on with good Methodist and Baptist preaching, and even occasional = good Presbyterian preaching (although more scarce!), I have always enjoyed evangelical worship experiences since the preachers seemed to be more concerned with sharing the Gospel than relating their words to a = particular passage.   For many years it has been my practice to play literature for the prelude = and then to listen for an appropriate hymn which would help to recall the = sermon to use as a the basis for an improvisation for the postlude.   Bruce in the Muttastery at Howling Acres = http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502 ....an opportunity for health & wealth http://visionsuccess.com/BC2053   --part1_f5.239715bc.2adca574_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 = 10/14/02 5:05:53 PM Eastern Daylight Time, Chicaleee@aol.com writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">I supposed that = brings up another subject: do the musicians really appreciate the = preaching?</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>I have worked with many clergy over the years who "endure" the musical = portions of the service, merrily chatting through the prelude and anthems. = &nbsp;&nbsp; <BR> <BR>I have always tried to listen carefully the sermons. &nbsp;Having been = spoiled early on with good Methodist and Baptist preaching, and even = occasional good Presbyterian preaching (although more scarce!), I have = always enjoyed evangelical worship experiences since the preachers seemed = to be more concerned with sharing the Gospel than relating their words to = a particular passage. <BR> <BR>For many years it has been my practice to play literature for the = prelude and then to listen for an appropriate hymn which would help to = recall the sermon to use as a the basis for an improvisation for the = postlude. <BR> <BR>Bruce in the Muttastery at Howling Acres = http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502 <BR>...an opportunity for health &amp; wealth = &nbsp;http://visionsuccess.com/BC2053</FONT></HTML>   --part1_f5.239715bc.2adca574_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: silence is golden From: "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2002 19:12:39 -0400   Dear Paul & List,   This I presume is the same Fr. Rutler who lived at St. Agnes Church on E. 43rd Street in Manhattan, where he is famous for his preaching, = particularly at the Three Hour Service on Good Friday. In fact, so famous, that for years, the church has rented the nearby Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria to accommodate the great crowds. I am not sure if this practice goes on, or = if he is even still there. The church itself seats about 350, I am guessing.   Cheers,   Malcolm Wechsler www.mander-organs.com (where you can see St. Agnes Church)   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Emmons, Paul" <pemmons@wcupa.edu> To: "'PipeChat'" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Monday, October 14, 2002 5:45 PM Subject: RE: silence is golden     > > Other "useful aids" include regular, quiet notes played on "chiff" = only, > resembling water dripping, and ambulance noises, > > and barking dog noises from the synthesizer . > > At the Church of the Good Shepherd, Rosemont, a dashing former rector named > Fr. Rutler (who later poped) would preach with great erudition and > eloquence, but often L-O-N-G. He did not like criticism about this, > either. Once a woman complained that a sermon was too lengthy, and he > responded, "I get it: sermonettes for Christianettes." > > A parishioner friend relates how one Sunday morning, however, over = twenty > minutes or half an hour, he built up to the climactic line: "... and the > odor of sanctity filled the house of God!" In the ensuing silence, as if on > cue, a certain elderly congregant known for flatulence let out a big = one. I > suppose that the good rector brought that sermon to a quick close as > gracefully as possible. >      
(back) Subject: Re: silence is golden From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2002 19:21:07 -0400   On 10/14/02 6:47 PM, "Emmons, Paul" <pemmons@wcupa.edu> wrote:   > ignorance in the public is probably more rife now than ever.   Well, THERE's something you can pretty much count on. So we deal with it, each of us in his/her/its way.   Alan    
(back) Subject: Re: "Swallowing" instruments From: <Gfc234@aol.com> Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2002 19:27:58 EDT     --part1_18.272cdba3.2adcacfe_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   as long as it's not an ugly moller-hahaha   --part1_18.272cdba3.2adcacfe_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>as long as it's not an = ugly moller-hahaha</FONT></HTML>   --part1_18.272cdba3.2adcacfe_boundary--  
(back) Subject: bugbear virus attack with "Barton" subject line From: "Jonathan B. Hall" <jonathan@jonathanbhall.com> Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2002 16:33:10 -0700 (PDT)   Dear List:   The "bugbear" virus has taken a nasty new twist, one which "bears" mentioning on this list. I pun, but I'm deadly serious.   I just received, not one, but two copies of an attractive organ-themed email titled "Re: Barton." It purports to be correspondence about a theatre organ program. Upon inspection, I found that this message carries the Bugbear virus.   Please make sure, always, to scan your emails before downloading! I did, and was spared infection, but the message really looked pertinent and specific, and I could have been fooled.   Best wishes in this sick world of ours,   Jon  
(back) Subject: Re: silence is golden From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2002 19:38:01 -0400   > This message is in MIME format. Since your mail reader does not = understand this format, some or all of this message may not be legible.   --B_3117469081_16211788 Content-type: text/plain; charset=3D"ISO-8859-1" Content-transfer-encoding: quoted-printable   On 10/14/02 6:49 PM, "Cremona502@cs.com" <Cremona502@cs.com> wrote:   > In a message dated 10/14/02 4:35:55 PM Eastern Daylight Time, > acfreed0904@earthlink.net writes: >=3D20 >> But my ideal for a very ordinary green Sunday is that a little (or = large=3D r!) >> chorale prelude is enough, already. >>=3D20 > I'd certainly say AMEN to that! >=3D20 > ***Bruce, quit agreeing with me. You=3DB9ll ruin your reputation, and, = even > worse, MINE. >=3D20 > Worship is so much more exciting if the prelude, or at least the final = pi=3D ece > of the prelude is bright and exciting - does not necessarily have to be > "loud."=3D20 >=3D20 >> "And on what occasion would you play this prelude?" I replied, "Any = old >> Sunday morning." He responded, "No. It's too festive. That's for a = bi=3D t >> "more" of a Sunday. For any old Sunday, just go with a chorale = prelude.=3D " >>=3D20 > Aargh, what a sad thing to do for a "little Easter." There is so = much > opportunity for symbolic thinking when listening to music that doesn't > specifically direct your thinking in a particular direction. >=3D20 > ***Oh, sorry. Even with the later understanding that Sunday is not a = lit=3D tle > Easter, but Easter is a bigger Sunday, your point is valid. >=3D20 >> (Our postlude is quite often a c-p on the closing hymn.) >>=3D20 > Snooze!! It's so thrilling to walk from the church to the magnificent = =3D sound > of the organ pealing away. It's majestic and ethereal. The next sound = =3D to be > heard should be the pealing of the tower bells. >=3D20 > ***Oh, yes, of course. Sorry again. By cp for a postlude, I did not = mea=3D n a > modest one. This time it=3DB9s got to be Reger or some such. BIG. = I=3DB9m with=3D you > all the way on that. Bring =3D8Cem in gently (or any way you can), but = send=3D =3D8Cem > out screaming with enthusiasm. >=3D20 Alan   --B_3117469081_16211788 Content-type: text/html; charset=3D"ISO-8859-1" Content-transfer-encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML> <HEAD> <TITLE>Re: silence is golden</TITLE> </HEAD> <BODY> <FONT FACE=3D3D"Times New Roman">On 10/14/02 6:49 PM, = &quot;Cremona502@cs.com&q=3D uot; &lt;Cremona502@cs.com&gt; wrote:<BR> <BR> </FONT><BLOCKQUOTE><FONT FACE=3D3D"Times New Roman">In a message dated = 10/14/02=3D 4:35:55 PM Eastern Daylight Time, acfreed0904@earthlink.net writes: <BR> <BR> </FONT><BLOCKQUOTE><FONT FACE=3D3D"Times New Roman">But my ideal for a = very ord=3D inary green Sunday is that a little (or larger!) chorale prelude is = enough, =3D already. &nbsp;<BR> <BR> </FONT></BLOCKQUOTE><FONT FACE=3D3D"Arial">I'd certainly say AMEN &nbsp;to = that=3D ! &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<BR> <BR> <B>***</B>Bruce, quit agreeing with me. &nbsp;You&#8217;ll ruin your = reputa=3D tion, and, even worse, MINE.<BR> <BR> Worship is so much more exciting if the prelude, or at least the final = piec=3D e of the prelude is bright and exciting - does not necessarily have to be = &q=3D uot;loud.&quot; <BR> <BR> </FONT><BLOCKQUOTE><FONT FACE=3D3D"Arial">&quot;And on what occasion would = you =3D play this prelude?&quot; &nbsp;I replied, &quot;Any old Sunday = morning.&quot=3D ; &nbsp;He responded, &quot;No. &nbsp;It's too festive. &nbsp;That's for a = b=3D it &quot;more&quot; of a Sunday. &nbsp;For any old Sunday, just go with a = ch=3D orale prelude.&quot; <BR> </FONT><FONT FACE=3D3D"Times New Roman"><BR> </FONT></BLOCKQUOTE><FONT FACE=3D3D"Arial">Aargh, what a sad thing to do = for a =3D &quot;little Easter.&quot; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;There is so much = opportun=3D ity for symbolic thinking when listening to music that doesn't = specifically =3D direct your thinking in a particular direction. <BR> <BR> <B>***</B>Oh, sorry. &nbsp;Even with the later understanding that Sunday = is=3D not a little Easter, but Easter is a bigger Sunday, your point is valid. = &n=3D bsp;<BR> <BR> </FONT><BLOCKQUOTE><FONT FACE=3D3D"Arial"> (Our postlude is quite often a c-p o=3D n the closing hymn.) <BR> </FONT><FONT FACE=3D3D"Times New Roman"><BR> </FONT></BLOCKQUOTE><FONT FACE=3D3D"Arial">Snooze!! &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;It's = so t=3D hrilling to walk from the church to the magnificent sound of the organ = peali=3D ng away. &nbsp;It's majestic and ethereal. &nbsp;&nbsp;The next sound to = be =3D heard should be the pealing of the tower bells. <BR> <BR> <B>***</B>Oh, yes, of course. &nbsp;Sorry again. &nbsp;By cp for a = postlude=3D , I did not mean a modest one. &nbsp;This time it&#8217;s got to be Reger = or=3D some such. &nbsp;BIG. &nbsp;I&#8217;m with you all the way on that. = &nbsp;&=3D nbsp;Bring &#8216;em in gently (or any way you can), but send &#8216;em = out =3D screaming with enthusiasm.<BR> <BR> </FONT></BLOCKQUOTE><FONT FACE=3D3D"Arial">Alan</FONT> </BODY> </HTML>     --B_3117469081_16211788--    
(back) Subject: Re: silence is golden From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2002 19:40:05 -0400   On 10/14/02 7:12 PM, "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net> wrote:   > I am not sure if this practice goes on,   I think it does.   > or if he is even still there.   Of that I'm far less sure.   Alan    
(back) Subject: Re: silence is golden From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2002 21:02:37 EDT     --part1_146.6ca4c5.2adcc32d_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 10/14/02 7:52:35 PM Eastern Daylight Time, pemmons@wcupa.edu writes:     > A parishioner friend relates how one Sunday morning, however, over = twenty > minutes or half an hour, he built up to the climactic line: "... and the > odor of sanctity filled the house of God!" In the ensuing silence, as if = on > cue, a certain elderly congregant known for flatulence let out a big = one. I > suppose that the good rector brought that sermon to a quick close as > gracefully as possible. >   My still favorite well-placed natural event was when a dog wandered into = the un-airconditioned church one hot summer Sunday. The minister (who took advantage of natural occurrences such as thunder, rain, etc. during his sermons by saying, "Now that's a sign from God"), basically ignored the = pooch as he walked around the area in front of the pulpit, finally taking a seat =   and looking up at the preacher. The preacher continued until the little dog, for some reason, stood, walked over to the rail beneath the pulpit, lifted his leg and "made his mark." The preacher looked down at the dog =   and said, "Now THAT'S a sign from God," closed his notes and left the = pulpit.   Bruce in the Muttastery at Howling Acres = http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502 ....an opportunity for health & wealth http://visionsuccess.com/BC2053   --part1_146.6ca4c5.2adcc32d_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 = 10/14/02 7:52:35 PM Eastern Daylight Time, pemmons@wcupa.edu writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">A parishioner = friend relates how one Sunday morning, however, over twenty <BR>minutes or half an hour, he built up to the climactic line: "... and = the <BR>odor of sanctity filled the house of God!" In the ensuing silence, as = if on <BR>cue, a certain elderly congregant known for flatulence let out a big = one. &nbsp;I <BR>suppose that the good rector brought that sermon to a quick close as <BR>gracefully as possible. <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>My still favorite well-placed natural event was when a dog wandered = into the un-airconditioned church one hot summer Sunday. &nbsp;&nbsp;The = minister &nbsp;(who took advantage of natural occurrences such as thunder, = rain, etc. during his sermons by saying, "Now that's a sign from God"), = basically ignored the pooch as he walked around the area in front of the = pulpit, finally taking a seat and looking up at the preacher. = &nbsp;&nbsp;The preacher continued until the little dog, for some reason, = stood, walked over to the rail beneath the pulpit, lifted his leg and = "made his mark." &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;The preacher looked down at the dog and = said, "Now THAT'S a sign from God," &nbsp;closed his notes and left the = pulpit. <BR> <BR>Bruce in the Muttastery at Howling Acres = http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502 <BR>...an opportunity for health &amp; wealth = &nbsp;http://visionsuccess.com/BC2053</FONT></HTML>   --part1_146.6ca4c5.2adcc32d_boundary--