PipeChat Digest #3899 - Saturday, August 23, 2003
 
Re: Music suggestion
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Lowered Hymn Keys
  by "First Christian Church of Casey, IL" <kzrev@rr1.net>
RE: Moravian Home Church Organ and our Rieger-Kloss
  by "Mike" <organist@clover.net>
Re: Bach's Passacaglia
  by <Myosotis51@aol.com>
Re: Pitch and Bach
  by "John Foss" <harfo32@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: Bach's Passacaglia
  by "Brent Johnson" <brentmj@swbell.net>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Music suggestion From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2003 04:35:37 +0100 (BST)   Hello,   I would suggest "Leader of the pack" in the style of Pachelbel.   Sorry....but I hate Harley-Davidson bikes....noisy and overweight.   I used to live very close to the actor Jason Connery (Sean Connery's son) and he had one. The darned thing used to wake me up night after night, like the sound of a tuner working on a 16ft pedal Trombone.   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK     --- Patricia/Thomas Gregory <tgregory@speeddial.net> wrote: > Greetings: > > I am subbing on the East side (lakefront) of > Milwaukee on August 31. > > This is the weekend of the huge Harley Davidson > 100th birthday party. The > center of the activities will be near the church. > Any suggestions for > appropriate music?     ________________________________________________________________________ Want to chat instantly with your online friends? Get the FREE Yahoo! Messenger http://uk.messenger.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: Lowered Hymn Keys From: "First Christian Church of Casey, IL" <kzrev@rr1.net> Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2003 23:21:06 -0500   I believe the lowering of hymn keys is explicitly explained in some newer hymnals as a concession to the fact that most people sing the melody line, and not the other voice parts. Thus, they will certainly not stress the sopranos and tenors, but may make it a bit easier for the altos and basses (this assumes that most people do not read music, and that's probably a = safe assumption).     Dennis Steckley & A Six-Pack of Cats    
(back) Subject: RE: Moravian Home Church Organ and our Rieger-Kloss From: "Mike" <organist@clover.net> Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2003 00:25:10 -0700   On 20 Aug 2003 at 18:42, Icedad@aol.com wrote:   >There first organ was a Tannenburg from 1772.   It was indeed. If I remember correctly there were some disputes surrounding this organ. There was disagreement about the organ's plcement, and Tannenberg complained that he did not recieve enough money for theinstrument.   This organ is currently being restored by Taylor and Boody. There is a pic on their website.   Best wishes, Mike    
(back) Subject: Re: Bach's Passacaglia From: <Myosotis51@aol.com> Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2003 00:50:33 EDT   Hello ArieV@ClassicOrgan.com,   Is this it? Passacaglia and Fugue for organ in C minor, BWV 582?? If = so, it's been reissued, and it's available on Amazon. I typed E. Power Biggs = on Amazon, and got a nice long list.   <A = HREF=3D"http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000027BF/qid=3D1061= 613881/sr=3D8-3/ref=3Dsr_8_3/002-4059367-3366416?v=3Dglance&s=3Dclassical&n= =3D507846"> http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000027BF/qid=3D1061613881/s= r=3D8-3/ref=3Dsr_8_3/002-4059367-3366416?v=3Dglance&s=3Dclassical&n=3D50784= 6</A>     Victoria     In reference to your comment:   Steve and Walter, I agree with you on Bigg's recording of the Passacaglia. It is a great recording from the point of view of showing off the architecture of the piece. I think I like Chorzempa's recording even better, but compared to these 2 recordings the other dozen versions on disc I have are just not worth listening to, other than to hear the sound of the organ maybe.      
(back) Subject: Re: Pitch and Bach From: "John Foss" <harfo32@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2003 07:32:04 +0100 (BST)   I don't go along with the theory that Bach had no feeling for pitch, though his choice may have been dictated by practical reasons - mainly the pitch of the brass instruments. Without wishing to be facile, his music in D major, such as the St John Passion and the Prelude and Fugue in D major tends to be bright, fairly extrovert and lively. B minor is a serious key - look at the B Minor Mass and the P & F in b - while G major is boisterous, to whit the G major P & F. C minor leans to drama - the Passacaglia and Fugue being the prime example, and so on. On a question of Bach interpretation, ever a controversial topic, I do not believe a man who had 22 children could have played the organ without passion! Dry performances of Bach are like gin without tonic, painful on the tongue. Yes, one must remember the style of the period - romanticism was yet to come - but tempi, phrasing and rhythmic accents bring a performance to life. On the subject of pitch, I usually bring F sharp major into children's experience quite early on - certainly within the first 6 months of starting. (I'm talking piano here - though they like playing their pieces on the organ. "Big Ben" sounds good on the chimes! I have transposed it into several keys. Can digital organs go out of tune? In this hot weather I'm not sure that mine hasn't displayed human characteristics! The mixtures are still screaming at me, despite having tuned my Viscount to the Ahlborn archive, and the reeds don't sound too happy either, particularly the Viscount oboe. But again, it depends a bit on ones mood! Sometimes everything sounds perfect, at others I think "God! What's that dreadful noise!" It's a bad air day. John Foss   =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D www.johnfoss.gr http://groups.yahoo.com/group/orgofftop/ Topic of the week : Internet group addiction   ________________________________________________________________________ Want to chat instantly with your online friends? Get the FREE Yahoo! Messenger http://uk.messenger.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: Re: Bach's Passacaglia From: "Brent Johnson" <brentmj@swbell.net> Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2003 02:11:44 -0500   I have this re-released recording of Biggs playing several Bach works. = It will be featured on ORGANLive (http://www.organlive.com) when it goes = online later this week. Brent Johnson The Organ Classifieds. http://www.organclassifieds.com   ----- Original Message -----=20 From: Myosotis51@aol.com=20 To: pipechat@pipechat.org=20 Sent: Friday, August 22, 2003 11:50 PM Subject: Re: Bach's Passacaglia     Hello ArieV@ClassicOrgan.com,   Is this it? Passacaglia and Fugue for organ in C minor, BWV 582?? = If so, it's been reissued, and it's available on Amazon. I typed E. = Power Biggs on Amazon, and got a nice long list.=20   = http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000027BF/qid=3D1061613881= /sr=3D8-3/ref=3Dsr_8_3/002-4059367-3366416?v=3Dglance&s=3Dclassical&n=3D5= 07846=20     Victoria     In reference to your comment:   Steve and Walter, I agree with you on Bigg's recording of the Passacaglia. It is a great recording from the point of view of showing off the architecture of the piece. I think I like Chorzempa's recording even better, but compared to these 2 recordings the other dozen versions on disc I have are just not worth listening to, other than to hear the sound of the organ maybe.