PipeChat Digest #3880 - Friday, August 15, 2003
 
Re: Long again My actual situation (was: velocity sensitive action)
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
RE: Wedding music
  by "Walter Greenwood" <walterg@nauticom.net>
Re: Playing things " wrong "
  by "Walter Greenwood" <walterg@nauticom.net>
Re: crescendo pedal - shut offs
  by <rkinner@fuse.net>
IRC
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Crescendo Pedal Usage
  by "First Christian Church of Casey, IL" <kzrev@rr1.net>
funniest funeral (X-posted)
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: Crescendo Pedal Usage
  by <Keys4bach@aol.com>
Re: Wedding musi'Henry Glass'c
  by "J. Nathan" <jnatpat@infionline.net>
Re: Crescendo Pedal Usage
  by "Alicia Zeilenga" <azeilenga@theatreorgans.com>
Re: Crescendo Pedal Usage
  by <DERREINETOR@aol.com>
Responses to Wedding Music Inquiry
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Long again My actual situation (was: velocity sensitive action) From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 18:16:25 EDT   Hi Andres:   I think you'll have to come to the conclusion eventually that It's time to move. 40 years of that Castro style nonsense to put up with is just plain craziness. It doesn't appear that things will get better anytime soon. I know you love your people and your country, but what you describe is just nuts.   Ron    
(back) Subject: RE: Wedding music From: "Walter Greenwood" <walterg@nauticom.net> Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 18:34:10 -0400   That would be nice, eh? Getting hired to play for divorces would improve = our finances tremendously! I always point out to wedding couples that = Lohengrin left the day after the wedding and was never seen again. That = usually gets me out of playing "Here Comes the Bride"!   -WG   > "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> wrote: > > Sounds like my kind of music! Something that stirs passions and will > eventually bring in more divorce business. Of course, the text might > also apply to affairs which end wintry marriages. > > Thanks for the suggestion - I'll try to look that up. And thanks to all > the other great suggestions too - maybe I ought to get married again > myself. > > Glenda Sutton > gksjd85@direcway.com    
(back) Subject: Re: Playing things " wrong " From: "Walter Greenwood" <walterg@nauticom.net> Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 18:41:10 -0400   Thank you, Alan. Actually, the anniversary is in December. The chap I = replaced resigned without warning about three weeks before Christmas.   -WG   > From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> > > On 8/13/03 10:14 PM, "Walter Greenwood" <walterg@nauticom.net> wrote: > > > I have served the same congregation since 1978. > > Nice anniversary coming up next month? > > Congrats. > > Alan    
(back) Subject: Re: crescendo pedal - shut offs From: <rkinner@fuse.net> Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 19:07:26 -0400   I recently read somewhere (can't remember where - getting old) about = something that I did a few years ago when adding some pipe ranks to a = toaster. About 1/4 to 1/3 of the way open, the crescendo should **shut = off** any celeste or other undulating stops. At best, they won't even be = heard and will just waste wind; at worst, they will muddy the texture. I = built an electronic crescendo action, so the shut-off was easy to do. = Might not be so easy on conventional swell actions.   Bob   Where your treasures lie, there will your heart be also. Matthew 6:21    
(back) Subject: IRC From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 16:11:56 -0700   Tonight at 9 p.m. USA Eastern Time.   DIrections on the pipechat homepage.   SEE YOU THERE!   Cheers,   Bud      
(back) Subject: Crescendo Pedal Usage From: "First Christian Church of Casey, IL" <kzrev@rr1.net> Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 18:34:33 -0500   My favorite use of the crescendo pedal . . . . NOT! : I recently attended = a funeral at a small church with what I would guess to be something like a small ca. 1900 Hinners..........unrestored and chugging along adequately, = if not excitingly.   The organist would play a nice introduction to each hymn--then, while holding the last chord, she would very gradually depress the crescendo pedal. You could hear each rank come on and add to the sound. When she decided it was loud enough, she would let go the chord, and start playing the hymn.   It was a most unmusical effect (though I admit it was an interesting way = to hear the various stops in the organ!).   Dennis Steckley & A Six-Pack of Cats    
(back) Subject: funniest funeral (X-posted) From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 17:44:45 -0700   I think I've told this story before, but it bears repeating:   La Madonna della Rosario Church, Cleveland, OH, 1964 ... Holy Rosary is the "mother church" of the Italian community in Cleveland.   There were two big ladies' societies: Societa della Rosario and Societa de Sant' Antonio. Somewhere in the distant past, ladies could belong to both, but the two societies had a falling-out, and ladies had to choose which one they'd join.   The LAST lady who'd belonged to BOTH died; BOTH societies showed up at the funeral, with their banners and black sashes and the whole bit.   I was waiting for the priest to appear and start the Miserere, when all of a sudden ... bada BOOM! crash! bada BING!   I looked over the railing and the women are going at it tooth and nail .... banner poles, pocketbooks, pulling hair, etc.   About that time Msgr. Tamburri appears, and yells at them in Italian. They stop; the procession assembles; and the funeral goes on.   Afterwards, I asked him, "what the hell was THAT all about?"   Well, the Presidentissime of Rosario and the Presidentissime of Sant' Antonio were both about five by five ... Holy Rosary had a relatively narrow center aisle, and they couldn't walk in procession side-by-side, so they were fighting over who'd lead the coffin in (chuckle).   I asked Msgr. what he said to them ...   "The Holy Virgin takes precedence over Sant' Antonio ... Rosario goes first."   I never WILL forget a mob of several HUNDRED *ancient* black-clad Italian ladies having a BRAWL in the back of the church (grin). Several of them showed up at morning Mass the next day with black eyes (chuckle).   Cheers,   Bud        
(back) Subject: Re: Crescendo Pedal Usage From: <Keys4bach@aol.com> Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 21:34:49 EDT   In a message dated 8/14/2003 7:36:09 PM Eastern Daylight Time, = kzrev@rr1.net writes:   > My favorite use of the crescendo pedal . .   Almost every Sunday i use it usually during a modulation when i dont want = to slam on the tutti. Also, it is useful when i am going to soften the verse without having to = tie up 70 pistons.   oh well, as i have said before, i still slur the upbeat on the G major = Fugue so dont listen to me...<G>   dale in Florida    
(back) Subject: Re: Wedding musi'Henry Glass'c From: "J. Nathan" <jnatpat@infionline.net> Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 22:23:43 -0500   As a matter of fact, the double sextet I sing with is doing the Clausen setting as well as Durufle -- Ubi Caritas tomorrow night at a very = tasteful ceremony.....   J Nathan Patton     > Glenda, > > The following pieces have been suggested and/or performed by one of the > local boychoirs as part of their wedding repertoire:   > > Other anthems I have heard that would be appropriate-- > Clausen--Set Me As a Seal   > Norman Sutphin >      
(back) Subject: Re: Crescendo Pedal Usage From: "Alicia Zeilenga" <azeilenga@theatreorgans.com> Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 22:39:15 -0500   > > The organist would play a nice introduction to each hymn--then, while > holding the last chord, she would very gradually depress the crescendo > pedal. You could hear each rank come on and add to the sound. When > she > decided it was loud enough, she would let go the chord, and start > playing > the hymn.   That sounds like one of the organists from a parish I used to attend ;) She used to pull stops one by one while holding a chord and take them away in the same manner.      
(back) Subject: Re: Crescendo Pedal Usage From: <DERREINETOR@aol.com> Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 23:52:28 EDT   Here's my favorite usage: About 10 years ago, I was an assistant to an organist in Texas (a = FANTASTIC organist he was, God rest his soul!) at a Presbyterian church. The = minister was from Northern Ireland, had a thick accent and preached for at least 40 to = 50 minutes each Sunday. Unfortunately, he lacked substance and had a great = gift for repetition and rambling. After 15 minutes, the choir started to flip through the hymnal and pass notes. After 25 minutes, the entire alto and = tenor sections slipped out of the gallery for coffee. After 30 minutes, my boss, = the organist/choirmaster slipped off the bench and snuck into a Sunday School = room to smoke a cigarette. Should the sermon exceed the 45-to 50-minute mark, however, our fearless leader would sigh, open the crescendo pedal, and = "accidently" create a tone cluster on the pedal board. The sermon, of course, would = come to a quick conclusion.   They never did install that clock on the gallery rail!   BH    
(back) Subject: Responses to Wedding Music Inquiry From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2003 00:55:17 -0500   One or two asked me to compile a list of the responses to my inquiry regarding wedding music - organ and/or boychoir. Rather than reprint what you've already seen in post form and take up bandwidth, whoever wants it may e-mail me directly and I'll send you what I have done. I think the list contains everything, but I have one of these headaches and cannot see too well.   Cheers,   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com