PipeChat Digest #3617 - Monday, April 21, 2003
 
RE: SARS spreads  in church
  by "=3D?Windows-1252?B?QW5kculzIEf8bnRoZXI=3D?=3D" <agun@telcel.n
Re: SARS spreads  in church
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
RE: SARS spreads  in church
  by "Arie Vandenberg" <ArieV@classicorgan.com>
Re: SARS spreads  in church
  by "bnorth" <bnorth@intergate.ca>
RE: SARS spreads  in church
  by "Andrew Mead" <mead@eagle.ca>
Re: SARS spreads  in church
  by "Russ Greene" <rggreene2@shaw.ca>
Re: SARS spreads  in church
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: SARS spreads  in church (OT)
  by "Stan Yoder" <vze2myh5@verizon.net>
Dale Wood organ works
  by <lindr@cch.com>
Re: SARS spreads  in church
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Dale Wood organ works
  by "Gary Black" <gblack@ocslink.com>
Re: Dale Wood organ works
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: SARS spreads  in church (OT)
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: SARS spreads  in church
  by "Richard Schneider" <arpschneider@starband.net>
Re: SARS spreads  in church
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Will the correct Chatlist please Emerge?
  by "Richard Schneider" <arpschneider@starband.net>
Re: Will the correct Chatlist please Emerge?
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: News of my demise etc
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: Will the correct Chatlist please Emerge?
  by "Richard Schneider" <arpschneider@starband.net>
Re: Felix Borowski
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: Felix Borowski
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Nelson Eddy
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca>
Franz Schmidt
  by "Emmons, Paul" <pemmons@wcupa.edu>
Re: Felix Borowski
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
 

(back) Subject: RE: SARS spreads in church From: "=3D?Windows-1252?B?QW5kculzIEf8bnRoZXI=3D?=3D" <agun@telcel.net.ve> Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 13:15:02 -0400   Andres Gunther agun@telcel.net.ve   Pardon me, friends, but: what is SARS?- is it the "new" asian atypical pneumonia or other apocaliptic pest?   Cheers and happy Easter Andres (Just updating my mailbox on my first quiet day after a week-) =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D First was the cat, then was the Orgler. The Orgler got a pet and the cat got something to wonder about.    
(back) Subject: Re: SARS spreads in church From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 13:22:01 -0400   On 4/21/03 1:15 PM, "Andr=E9s G=FCnther" <agun@telcel.net.ve> wrote:   > Pardon me, friends, but: what is SARS?- is it the "new" asian atypical > pneumonia or other apocaliptic pest? >=20 That's the one, Andres. The one doing great in China, from what we hear.   Alan    
(back) Subject: RE: SARS spreads in church From: "Arie Vandenberg" <ArieV@classicorgan.com> Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 13:30:02 -0400   At 01:15 PM 4/21/2003 -0400, you wrote: >Andres Gunther >agun@telcel.net.ve > >Pardon me, friends, but: what is SARS?- is it the "new" asian atypical >pneumonia or other apocaliptic pest? > >Cheers and happy Easter >Andres >(Just updating my mailbox on my first quiet day after a week-)   Hi,   I'm from Toronto, and SARS is big news here. It stands for Severe Acute Respitory Syndrome. They thought initially it was some sort of pneumonia, =   but have discovered it is a version of the corona virus (like the common cold). I'm not a biologist, but the fear this is causing is huge, because =   they really know little about it, what it is, how it is spread, etc. One thing they do know is that it is VERY CONTAGIOUS, and has killed a number of people.   It did start in China, and came to Toronto, via Hong Kong. It is now a very serious problem in China, where they were slow to admit that there = was a problem, and consequently slow to re-act. Now it is starting to become = a global problem. Whether it is an apocalytic plague I don't know, but it has the community on edge here.   Now, would anybody like to come to Toronto. I hear there are lots of = empty hotel rooms available.   Regards,   Arie V.      
(back) Subject: Re: SARS spreads in church From: "bnorth" <bnorth@intergate.ca> Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 10:45:52 -0700   SARS is a contagious disease spread through droplet contamination ie breathing on someone. You have to be within 1 metre or 3 feet to get the droplets from an infected patient. It is thought to be fairly contagous = and has about a 4% fatality rate. The onset is noted with a high fever and a cough. It is thought to have started somewhere in China and spread from there to a number of major cities in Asia. From there it travelled to = other cities. I live in Vancouver Canada, and we have had a small number of = cases. Fortuantely, our public heath authorities caught the outbreak at the beginning, and it is now contained. In Toronto Canada, they were not as lucking, and have a larger number of cases. It was spread at a funeral service for a person who died of the disease, probably from a close relative. Authorities cautioned that we should not panic, but have recommended that you NOT travel to areas in Asia that have outbreaks. The common flu will kill many times the number that this new illness will, but that you should be cautions. In order to get this illness, you MUST have contact with someone who is already infected, and showing the symptoms of fever and cough. If you have a fever and a cough, and think you may have SARS, do NOT go to your closest hospital, but phone your family doctor immediatley. Quarinteeing suspected contacts for 10 days seems to have stopped the spread. That has caused major staffing problems for hospitals and ambulance services, but certainly helped stop the spread. I hope that helps. Regards.......Bob-----    
(back) Subject: RE: SARS spreads in church From: "Andrew Mead" <mead@eagle.ca> Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 15:57:43 -0400   And to make matters worse for Anglicans living in the Diocese of Toronto, for the first time since the Reformation I think, the "cup" was denied to communicants Easter Sunday for fear of SARS spreading. Bread was allowed = and the officiating priest drank the wine on behalf of the communicants. This was a sad day when reactionary forces held sway over common sense. There is now a precedent set for withholding the "cup" whenever influenza breaks out as it always does in the winter. Most strains of Influenza are far more deadly than SARS from what I understand. AjM      
(back) Subject: Re: SARS spreads in church From: "Russ Greene" <rggreene2@shaw.ca> Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 15:40:40 -0500   And to make matters worse, just about any doctor will tell you to throw away your mask and wash your hands if you want to avoid infection. Many doctors are saying this even about SARS.   For communicants, there is much more chance of contracting disease from 'dippers' than from the common cup. Yet we see people dipping away, their unwashed fingers dragging in the wine, turning the wine into an unpalatable mystery soup, panicked about getting AIDS, getting SARS, getting something! And now the cup is being denied altogether. How sad.   TTFN, Russ   On Monday, April 21, 2003, at 02:57 PM, Andrew Mead wrote:   > And to make matters worse for Anglicans living in the Diocese of > Toronto, > for the first time since the Reformation I think, the "cup" was denied > to > communicants Easter Sunday for fear of SARS spreading. Bread was > allowed and > the officiating priest drank the wine on behalf of the communicants. > This was a sad day when reactionary forces held sway over common sense. > There is now a precedent set for withholding the "cup" whenever > influenza > breaks out as it always does in the winter. Most strains of Influenza > are > far more deadly than SARS from what I understand. > AjM    
(back) Subject: Re: SARS spreads in church From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 17:19:18 -0400   On 4/21/03 4:40 PM, "Russ Greene" <rggreene2@shaw.ca> wrote:   > And to make matters worse, just about any doctor will tell you to throw > away your mask and wash your hands if you want to avoid infection. Many > doctors are saying this even about SARS. > > For communicants, there is much more chance of contracting disease from > 'dippers' than from the common cup. Yet we see people dipping away, > their unwashed fingers dragging in the wine, turning the wine into an > unpalatable mystery soup, panicked about getting AIDS, getting SARS, > getting something! And now the cup is being denied altogether. How sad. > Amen, Russ. Surely the cup canNOT be withheld; the most I can think of is that the celebrant tell people to feel free to commune under one kind only if they prefer. I recall reading years ago that in the (Lutheran) Church = of Sweden the priest, at the post-communion, consumes what remains in the chalice, and that the average age at death for Swedish priests was = something like 91 or so.   My Swedish ancestors in southern Minnesota could not GO to church for a while, about 1919, with the flu epidemic; public gatherings, even for worship, were made illegal. (Yes, of course; the pastor could bring the Sacrament to you at home.)   Pretty extreme. But I can imagine that, by civil authority, in a real emergency, public assembly would be limited, more easily than the CHURCH withholding the chalice. It was "public assembly" rather than "communing" that was barred.   Alan        
(back) Subject: Re: SARS spreads in church (OT) From: "Stan Yoder" <vze2myh5@verizon.net> Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2003 17:41:25 -0400   I recall back in the 50s and 60s, when the chalice was by no means = universally used in U.S. Lutheranism, that the sanitation argument was being batted about. There = were reports from lab tests that showed the chalice NOT to be a "significant vector of disease," due = partly to the alcohol in the wine and silver as an inhospitable host for bacteria, etc. I also = recall that this did not sway the 'shot glass' proponents!   One parish in Chicago went to the extreme of abandoning the latter in = favor of disposable paper cups. This lasted until it was found that communicants were taking the = cups home after worship and accumulating them on mantels and window sills as a proud indication of = righteousness!   Yoy, and double yoy.   Stan Yoder Pittsburgh    
(back) Subject: Dale Wood organ works From: <lindr@cch.com> Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 16:44:14 -0500           I want to play at least one piece this coming Sunday in memory of the late Dale Wood and would appreciate your suggestions. What are your favorites?   Many thanks, Bob Lind      
(back) Subject: Re: SARS spreads in church From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 18:03:34 -0400   On 4/21/03 4:40 PM, "Russ Greene" <rggreene2@shaw.ca> wrote:   > Yet we see people dipping away, their unwashed fingers dragging in the = wine, > turning the wine into an unpalatable mystery soup,   Well, Russ, in spite of my loud approval of other parts of this post, I should also say that I have "confirmed with the chalice" (to use the old phrase) many times, many, many (hundreds of ) communicants, in a parish where quite a few people choose to intinct (15-20 percent?. (I won't encourage it, but will always permit it.) But I've NEVER (even once) seen "fingers dragging in the wine." People are VERY careful, holding the Host between thumb and forefinger, and just BARELY touching with that Host the surface of the Blood of Christ in the chalice, and then consuming both Species together.   I think the guilty party (if there is one) is more likely the celebrant or the eucharistic minister than a lay fellow-communicant. THEY gotta be as antiseptic as possible TOO. (And a lavabo with antiseptic wipes is OK = with me.)   If the chalice is ever withheld in MY parish (which is danged unlikely), I'll lead the movement to REQUEST that the celebrant make it available to those who wish it, and, without hesitation, I'll be the first and LAST IN LINE. It IS, for Christ's sake, the Cup of Salvation.   Alan (doesn't get to use THAT phrase very often!)      
(back) Subject: Re: Dale Wood organ works From: "Gary Black" <gblack@ocslink.com> Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 17:06:04 -0500   When did Dale Wood die? Gary ----- Original Message ----- From: <lindr@cch.com> To: <PIPORG-L@listserv.albany.edu> Cc: <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Monday, April 21, 2003 4:44 PM Subject: Dale Wood organ works     > > > > > I want to play at least one piece this coming Sunday in memory of the = late > Dale Wood and would appreciate your suggestions. What are your = favorites? > > Many thanks, > Bob Lind > > > > "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: Dale Wood organ works From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 18:06:30 -0400   On 4/21/03 5:44 PM, "lindr@cch.com" <lindr@cch.com> wrote:   > I want to play at least one piece this coming Sunday in memory of the = late > Dale Wood and would appreciate your suggestions. What are your = favorites? > > Many thanks, > Bob Lind   Pick YOURS, Bob. You're the one who's commemorating him. And I'm glad. Seriously, I'm not able to offer a nomination, but it's a beautiful idea, and I'm very glad you're doing it.   Alan    
(back) Subject: Re: SARS spreads in church (OT) From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 18:23:14 -0400   On 4/22/03 5:41 PM, "Stan Yoder" <vze2myh5@verizon.net> wrote:   > I recall back in the 50s and 60s, when the chalice was by no means = universally > used in U.S. Lutheranism, that the sanitation argument was being batted > about. There were reports from lab tests that showed the chalice NOT to > be a "significant vector of disease," due partly to the alcohol in > the wine and silver as an inhospitable host for bacteria, etc. I also = recall > that this did not sway the 'shot glass' proponents! > > One parish in Chicago went to the extreme of abandoning the latter in = favor of > disposable paper cups. This lasted until it was found that communicants > were taking the cups home after worship and accumulating them on mantels > and window sills as a proud indication of righteousness! > > Yoy, and double yoy. > Stan, you and I are of an (approximate) age, and I remember that too. As = I recall, the definitive report was from the School of Health at the University of Chicago; and that the key phrase was that while the wine is "antiseptic" (which was encouraging), it was the combination of the wine with the absolutely "bacteriocidal" character or the wine with either the gold or silver of the chalice, that made it a clinically safe communion (that report, long since lost).   Oy, indeed!   I've introduced the chalice in several parishes with NO living memory of communing therefrom. HUGEly successful in each case--beyond my best = dreams. People DO prefer the chalice, regardless of (or even with regard for) intervening temporary emergency situations.   Alan (just realizing we're getting off topic; I hereby withdraw; sorry)   (Geez--church music DOES turn into theology, doesn't it?)            
(back) Subject: Re: SARS spreads in church From: "Richard Schneider" <arpschneider@starband.net> Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 17:32:00 -0500   Andrew Mead wrote: > And to make matters worse for Anglicans living in the Diocese of = Toronto, > for the first time since the Reformation I think, the "cup" was denied = to > communicants Easter Sunday for fear of SARS spreading. Bread was allowed = and > the officiating priest drank the wine on behalf of the communicants.   Sounds to me like a convenient, and certainly flimsy excuse for an Alcoholic Priest to have an excuse to "imbibe" in front of his congregants!     > This was a sad day when reactionary forces held sway over common sense.   I would report this to the Bishop!   Faithfully,   G.A.   -- Richard Schneider, PRES/CEO SCHNEIDER PIPE ORGANS, Inc. Pipe Organ Builders 41-43 Johnston St./P.O. Box 137 Kenney, IL 61749-0137 (217) 944-2454 VOX (217) 944-2527 FAX mailto:arp@schneiderpipeorgans.com SHOP EMAIL mailto:arp@starband.net SHOP SATELLITE EMAIL mailto:arpschneider@starband.net HOME OFFICE EMAIL http://www.schneiderpipeorgans.com WEB PAGE URL  
(back) Subject: Re: SARS spreads in church From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 18:36:57 -0400   On 4/21/03 6:32 PM, "Richard Schneider" <arpschneider@starband.net> wrote:   > I would report this to the Bishop! > My guess is that it already has been.   And the idea of the celebrant communing "on BEHALF of" the other communicants is certainly odious beyond description.   Interdict can be imposed only by episcopal authority (as I recall).   Alan    
(back) Subject: Will the correct Chatlist please Emerge? From: "Richard Schneider" <arpschneider@starband.net> Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 17:45:13 -0500   Alan Freed wrote: > Alan (just realizing we're getting off topic; I hereby withdraw; sorry) > (Geez--church music DOES turn into theology, doesn't it?)   Do you know about the Lutheran Chatlist? If not, maybe it would be a good topic to take to them for discussion!!   Lutheran_Liturgy@yahoogroups.com   For the benefit of those who didn't know, so they are aware there IS a place where this would certainly BE on topic!   Faithfully,   G.A. -- Richard Schneider, PRES/CEO SCHNEIDER PIPE ORGANS, Inc. Pipe Organ Builders 41-43 Johnston St./P.O. Box 137 Kenney, IL 61749-0137 (217) 944-2454 VOX (217) 944-2527 FAX mailto:arp@schneiderpipeorgans.com SHOP EMAIL mailto:arp@starband.net SHOP SATELLITE EMAIL mailto:arpschneider@starband.net HOME OFFICE EMAIL http://www.schneiderpipeorgans.com WEB PAGE URL  
(back) Subject: Re: Will the correct Chatlist please Emerge? From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 19:43:15 -0400   On 4/21/03 6:45 PM, "Richard Schneider" <arpschneider@starband.net> wrote:   > Alan Freed wrote: > >> Alan (just realizing we're getting off topic; I hereby withdraw; sorry) > >> (Geez--church music DOES turn into theology, doesn't it?) > > Do you know about the Lutheran Chatlist?   And you, Arp, have been withholding this information for just exactly HOW LONG? Geez, I hope your denomination does not appoint you "Missionary-in-Chief."   Tomorrow, tomorrow. Thanks, Buddy.   Alan    
(back) Subject: Re: News of my demise etc From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2003 01:03:35 +0100 (BST)   Hello,   I have not passed away fortunately.   With the demands of oratorio practise, service music practise, an organ in bad shape with the weather getting hot and extremely dry over a long period, a car which required emergency brake attention over the weekend (I got very dirty!).............I need a rest!   Why do difficult things always happen in profusion?   I now have 500 e-mails to plugh through.   regards,   Colin Mitchell UK   --- John Foss <harfo32@hotmail.com> wrote: > > I thought you had passed away Colin, and was > preparing a eulogy for > your memorial service - but it will have to keep > till later ..... ! > John > > www.johnfoss.gr > > > > > _________________________________________________________________ > STOP MORE SPAM with the new MSN 8 and get 2 months > FREE* > http://join.msn.com/?page=3Dfeatures/junkmail > > > "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 >   __________________________________________________ Yahoo! Plus For a better Internet experience http://www.yahoo.co.uk/btoffer  
(back) Subject: Re: Will the correct Chatlist please Emerge? From: "Richard Schneider" <arpschneider@starband.net> Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 19:05:36 -0500   Alan Freed wrote:   <Lutheran Chatlist> > And you, Arp, have been withholding this information for just exactly = HOW > LONG? Geez, I hope your denomination does not appoint you > "Missionary-in-Chief."   I never mentioned it because I just presumed you already knew all about it, Alan!!   You disappointment me, but I'm glad I at least mentioned it in passing. .. . > Tomorrow, tomorrow. Thanks, Buddy.   You're welcome!   Faithfully,   G.A.   -- Richard Schneider, PRES/CEO SCHNEIDER PIPE ORGANS, Inc. Pipe Organ Builders 41-43 Johnston St./P.O. Box 137 Kenney, IL 61749-0137 (217) 944-2454 VOX (217) 944-2527 FAX mailto:arp@schneiderpipeorgans.com SHOP EMAIL mailto:arp@starband.net SHOP SATELLITE EMAIL mailto:arpschneider@starband.net HOME OFFICE EMAIL http://www.schneiderpipeorgans.com WEB PAGE URL  
(back) Subject: Re: Felix Borowski From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2003 01:10:28 +0100 (BST)   Hello,   I've never heard of Nelson Eddy.....does he sing Handel?   ;-)   --- Alan Freed <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> wrote:   > > > Is there a remote possibility that you're thinking > of the singer Nelson > Eddy? >   __________________________________________________ Yahoo! Plus For a better Internet experience http://www.yahoo.co.uk/btoffer  
(back) Subject: Re: Felix Borowski From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2003 01:17:16 +0100 (BST)   Hello,   It just goes to show how the job has gone down hill since the organ was invented.   First we got to go to the orgies for free.   Then we went to all the street parties.   We were even carried around and someone else provided the wind.   As soon as the Christians got a strangelhold, they turned off the heating, stuck us in balconies facing the wrong way, placed us behind curtains and cut both the salary and the perks.   I WANT $10,000 for every wedding.....but I am able to negotiate.   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK   --- Noel Stoutenburg <mjolnir@ticnet.com> wrote: > > > > Eddy was in much demand as a recitalist, and I > remember reading that his > standard wedding fee was ten thousand dollars (US), > at a time when a > dollar was a day's wage for a skilled tradesman. > >   __________________________________________________ Yahoo! Plus For a better Internet experience http://www.yahoo.co.uk/btoffer  
(back) Subject: Nelson Eddy From: "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca> Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 20:21:58 -0400   At 01:10 AM 4/22/03 +0100, it was written;   >I've never heard of Nelson Eddy.....does he sing >Handel?   No, he was that great tenor who with Jeanette MacDonald put Canada on the musical map with their duet, "When I'm calling You ooh ooh hoo Yoo hoo hoo" from their film "Rose Marie". - Of 1930's vintage.   All about a Mountie in the Rocky Mountains of Canada with his "dolly = bird".   I am really not making this up you know!   Bob Conway    
(back) Subject: Franz Schmidt From: "Emmons, Paul" <pemmons@wcupa.edu> Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 20:21:54 -0400   Since we've been discussing early 20th-century Germanic repertoire, I = wonder whether anyone would like to comment on the works of Franz Schmidt (Austrian), 1874-1939.   This composer is very obscure in the U.S. I don't recall ever hearing a live performance of any of his music, and not until recently have I = obtained a recording, made on a modest three-manual "Franz Schmidt-Orgel" in = Austria. It contains the Prelude and Fugue in E-flat major, the Toccata and Fugue = in A-flat major, and the Toccata in C major.   The little critical commentary that I have ever run across in America is curtly dismissive. But is that so unique? When I was a student, instead = of hearing much German organ music after Brahms or Reger, we heard reasons = why we didn't hear it. Too, most of what one heard from critics in the 1940s = was dismissive of Gustav Mahler. He had only a few champions, such as Bruno Walter. Now, although a live performance is still a rare treat, this is only because of their large requirements: for the contemporary listener = his symphonies are landmarks of the repertoire just beneath those of = Beethoven. I don't see why some such pendulum swing mightn't eventually renovate Schmidt among organ-lovers. Put me down at least as pleasantly surprised and intrigued.   Is this music as difficult as many passages sound? That would be a disadvantage, of course. If the Ab major is very difficult, then it is a half hour of very difficult, probably more than I'd want to tackle given = my age and situation. And, for such a long piece, it ends with a = disappointing abruptness. In this respect it reminds me of many works of Frank Martin, which are marvelous and move me deeply-- except that they often end as though he suddenly quit because he just got tired of writing any more. Another similarity with Frank Martin is that both composers made their = peace with Schoenberg's twelve-tone theories, basically not adopting them yet acknowledging an influence.   However, in another way, Schmidt is the opposite of Martin: whereas = Martin's mature style is practically a musical anatomy of melancholy, all three of the pieces on this recording are marked by an over-riding confidence and joyousness; and the program notes say that this is characteristic of the composer. I'd call them Mozartean in this regard, and as with Mozart it only increases the poignancy of the tugs of turmoil or sadness that sometimes catch one beneath the surface.   Although all three of the works on this recording are medium- to large in scale, they do not require a large organ to play properly. Schmidt was an enthusiastic proponent of the Orgelbewegung. He reportedly wanted a clear sound, and without either mixtures or reeds except when he explicitly = called for them.   Of the ten other organ works listed by Arnold (1st ed.), does anyone know his Four Chorale Preludes or Four Little Preludes and Fugues? Are they = more modest in their technical requirements? Are they similar in style to the three large works above? And of course, what is still in print?   I'd be interested in any information or comments. Thank you!      
(back) Subject: Re: Felix Borowski From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2003 01:25:37 +0100 (BST)   Hello,   Good grief!   This means that Borowski was actually born quite locally to me .....that is fascinating. Kendal is but 40 miles away, and Burton may well be Burton in Lonsdale, which is slightly closer.   In any event, the music is interesting, and I DID detect a hint of Elgar in the music, which had me pondering. Now I know why!   Thanks for that John!   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK     --- "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> wrote: > Colin Mitchell wrote: > > >Does anyone know anything about Felix Borowski? > > > > > > > I can tell you a little. Although it might seem a > priori highly > unlikely that someone called Felix Borowski was > born in Britain, this > is in fact the case and he was born at Burton, near > Kendal in England in > 1872.   __________________________________________________ Yahoo! Plus For a better Internet experience http://www.yahoo.co.uk/btoffer