PipeChat Digest #3876 - Wednesday, August 13, 2003
Organ Recital September 7, 2003 at 3:00 pm
  by "Travis L. Evans" <tevansmo@prodigy.net>
Re: PipeChat Digest #3871 - 08/12/03
  by "Bruce Cornely" <cremona@cervo.net>

(back) Subject: Organ Recital September 7, 2003 at 3:00 pm From: "Travis L. Evans" <tevansmo@prodigy.net> Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2003 21:35:58 -0700 (PDT)   I want to let everyone know that I'll be giving a recital on September 7, at 3:00 pm at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, O'Fallon, Missouri. I'll be playing works by Jongen, Bach, Buxtehude, Dubois and a few others. Should be just about an hour, and I plan to have goodies afterwards in the narthex. If anyone can make it and needs directions to the church you can e-mail me or call the church directly at 636-275-4505.       =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D Travis L. Evans Director of Music Holy Cross Lutheran Church O'Fallon, MO 636-272-4505 www.hcross.com   __________________________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? New DSL Internet Access from SBC & Yahoo! http://sbc.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #3871 - 08/12/03 From: "Bruce Cornely" <cremona@cervo.net> Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2003 00:50:03 -0400   From: "Mike" <organist@clover.net> Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2003 22:26:50 -0700   <Has anyone here ever been asked to play hymns, wrong to satisfy the way the minister prefers to sing it rather than how it's notated in the book? >   Mike, I'm not sure that I would call these alterations "wrong" but possibly just "different." It's like when playing gospel hymns, there are places = where fermatas are tossed in for effect. Sometimes the fermatas have been = added, and then in later editions of the hymn omitted and strict rhythm inserted which does not fit the singing style.   My practice with the contemporary songs with long notes held over guitar vamps, is to shorten the notes so that they are comfortable and allow the rhythm of the song to continue. Very often when this is done the singers don't even notice, unless they are in the choir that is used to doing the songs with guitar.   It's unfortunate that your minister is being so heavy handed with the = music, but those heavy hands happen to be attached to the BOSS! I would try to do the songs like he wants them, possibly very slightly adjusting them closer to a more musically appropriate performance.   The problem with playing many of these pieces from the original version is the common inclusion of those long vamping measures at the phrase endings. I don't necessarily advocate making them into "traditional hymn-like = pieces" but think that, more often than not, they do need to be "cleaned up."   Good luck.   Scritchies and Haruffarrroooo-bow-ha-wow...     Bruce, with Miles, Molly and Degui in the Muttastery at HowlingAcres http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502 Help Some Animals Free: http://tinyurl.com/2j5i and http://pets.care2.com/welcome?w=3D308025421 GET PAID to shop: http://ct.par32.com/?id=3D473FAAG381F58