PipeChat Digest #4183 - Tuesday, December 30, 2003
 
Re: Notation Software
  by "John Jarvis" <JLJarvis@comcast.net>
Re: Frog Music
  by "William Miller" <Miltronix@comcast.net>
Common INterests of organists
  by "First Christian Church of Casey, IL" <kzrev@rr1.net>
March
  by "Dr. Amy Fleming" <docamy@alltel.net>
Re: bulletins in RC churches...  LOOONG
  by <DERREINETOR@aol.com>
Re: despair
  by "William Miller" <Miltronix@comcast.net>
Re: HAPPY CHRISTMAS!
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com>
RE: Common INterests of organists
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
RE: bulletin typos
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
Re: HAPPY CHRISTMAS!
  by "Stephen Barker" <steve@sbarker.net>
Re: RCs and Anglicans
  by "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net>
Re: typos
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: bulletin typos
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: bulletin typos
  by "Mura Kievman" <mura@speakeasy.net>
RE: RCs and Anglicans
  by "Paul Marshall" <p.marsh@rcn.com>
My Christmas gift for 2003 - last installment
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
RE: bulletin typos
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: Common INterests of organists
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
cathedrals
  by <quilisma@cox.net>
Re: Common INterests of organists
  by "Mura Kievman" <mura@speakeasy.net>
Re: trains (was HAPPY CHRISTMAS!)
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: bulletin typos
  by <organist@clover.net>
Re: trains (was HAPPY CHRISTMAS!)
  by "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu>
Re: Admission to Thomaskirche, Leipzig, for Bach performances
  by "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Notation Software From: "John Jarvis" <JLJarvis@comcast.net> Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2003 16:14:36 -0800   I switched from Finale to Sibelius about two years ago and absolutely love it! My background is in computers as I received a B.S. and a M.S. in Computer Science during the early 1980s. The user interface for Finale = was just too darned complicated and really antiquated. I hear that it has gotten much better as Sibelius was taking market share from them. The = best part about Sibelius is the online user group that is monitored by = engineers at Sibelius. As these folks are spread across many time zones, you can = get answers to questions very quickly - literally within minutes. Either way you go, make sure that you purchase under a academic discount or a church discount - you will save several $100.   JJ      
(back) Subject: Re: Frog Music From: "William Miller" <Miltronix@comcast.net> Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2003 19:32:53 -0500   << For those interested some sample mp3 audio files of a few of the 76 organ stops from this new module {MX-200} have been posted at: www.frogmusic.com 1. Use the link to MUSIC STORE 2. Choose CD's - Rodgers Organ and Frog Music Press Thank you! noel jones, aago>>   Hi all. I can vouch for Noel's products. I got some MIDI instructions for our Rodgers organ that will save me *HOURS* of experimentation, which time I = can much better spend on (re)developing the church's choral program.   Noel's prices are reasonable, and you can get the stuff on approval, so = you don't get stuck with something you don't like//can't use.   I predict, however, that everyone who hears the MX-200's sounds will want one. Beware! (I have to start looking for a donor...!~!)   Happy New Year, Bill Miller, Norfolk VA        
(back) Subject: Common INterests of organists From: "First Christian Church of Casey, IL" <kzrev@rr1.net> Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2003 18:56:54 -0600   I don't know about clocks, but I have found many organists interested in cats and mystery stories.   Dennis Steckley & A Six-Pack of Cats    
(back) Subject: March From: "Dr. Amy Fleming" <docamy@alltel.net> Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2003 19:03:11 -0600   I heard "March of the Kings" on ORGANLive. I really feel like it is part of a larger work, maybe I played it in youth orchestra? I did a google search and can only find that it is an old English carol. Is there = another piece of music that sounds like that or am I mistaken? Thanks for your help. Amy    
(back) Subject: Re: bulletins in RC churches... LOOONG From: <DERREINETOR@aol.com> Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2003 20:07:35 EST   Alan, Well said!   As an aside, RC folks should be careful whom they call "Protestant"--and = be careful about using "Catholic" to refer only to Rome. I know lots of = Anglicans (myself included) and a few Lutherans who might take exception. Some of us = are in apostolic succession, despite that highly political and rather nasty pronouncement on that subject by the sages assembled at Vatican I. Ducking again, Bill H.    
(back) Subject: Re: despair From: "William Miller" <Miltronix@comcast.net> Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2003 19:54:06 -0500   <<Alicia, I loved it too, for a very long time, despite the awful pay, awful working conditions, awful organs (for the most part), awful clergy (most of them).What kept me going were the choirs (mine tended to be fanatically loyal) and the appreciative congregations (some). I had to retire at 59 on = account of failing health. I'm at the end of my life and my career and I have NOTHING to show for it ... absolutely NOTHING.>>   Bud, at the risk of sounding like I'm posting to "EvangelicalChat", could = I suggest to you that you won't know until after you go to glory what you've accomplished for the Kingdom? How many church visitors you touched for the Divine, how many congregants you helped to worship, how many of your = singers you ministered to? How many music lovers that you "lifted right out of = their seats" by your playing of significant organ literature or by conducting a choral work of indescribable beauty? You don't have a fair-share of the earth's bounty right now, but will that matter later?   Maybe, if your work as a parish musician is over, you can continue to = serve the church music community by your continued informative, witty, thought-provoking, even controversial posts to these Lists. Please don't think you haven't accomplished anything, or won't continue to.   We love ya, Bud.   Sincerely, Bill Miller, Coleman Place PC-USA, Norfolk    
(back) Subject: Re: HAPPY CHRISTMAS! From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2003 19:21:55 -0600       Stephen Barker wrote:   > > Is Keighley the same Keighley that we saw Pete Waterman driving a > steam train around on Songs of Praise last Sunday evening? > ?Was the hymn they sang a setting of the words to be found at:   http://www.pacifier.com/~rboggs/KIPLING.HTML       John Speller      
(back) Subject: RE: Common INterests of organists From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2003 19:15:21 -0600   Dennis and others, I am up to ten (cats, that is).   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com     -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of First Christian Church of Casey, IL Sent: Tuesday, December 30, 2003 6:57 PM To: PipeChat Subject: Common INterests of organists   I don't know about clocks, but I have found many organists interested in cats and mystery stories.          
(back) Subject: RE: bulletin typos From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2003 19:15:21 -0600   Back when I was in charge of the church bulletin, sometimes in boring times I would hide an inane comment or "mistake" just to see if anyone was reading and paying attention. Once for the postlude I listed "Whatever". Once when not informed of the list of ushers for the Sunday, I listed them as "Unknown volunteers". Of course, I was guilty of much worse, in the selection of solo music.   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com          
(back) Subject: Re: HAPPY CHRISTMAS! From: "Stephen Barker" <steve@sbarker.net> Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2003 01:27:12 +0000   LOL!! No, it was all carols... although the first few lines do seem to fit to the tune of 'O little Town of Bethlehem'...!!!   Steve     John L. Speller wrote:   > > > Stephen Barker wrote: > >> >> Is Keighley the same Keighley that we saw Pete Waterman driving a >> steam train around on Songs of Praise last Sunday evening? >> > ?Was the hymn they sang a setting of the words to be found at: > > http://www.pacifier.com/~rboggs/KIPLING.HTML > > > > John Speller > > > "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: RCs and Anglicans From: "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2003 20:31:06 -0500   ----- Original Message ----- From: <quilisma@cox.net> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Tuesday, December 30, 2003 4:48 PM Subject: RCs and Anglicans     > Bill, don't look to Canterbury for shelter (sigh) ... at one point this > summer, virtually every major cathedral organ post in the US was vacant; > several major parish churches canned their musicians with no notice. The > vast majority of AGO job actions listed in TAO are against Episcopal > churches. > Dear Bud and List,   I am definitely not now informed concerning the present politics of the American Cathedral world, in the way that I once was when I was a part of that world. So, perhaps in ignorance, it somehow sounds a bit hysterical = to suggest that "virtually every major cathedral Organ post in the US was vacant." In musical terms, I would consider as major some of the = following: All Saints, Albany NY, where Lloyd Cast completed reasonably long and successful years, to be followed by the excellent Mark Dwyer; Buffalo = solid for years under Dale Adelman (which choir we will all hear at the OHS Convention this summer); St. Philip's, Atlanta, where Bruce Neswick has = been solid for a few years now; Nativity, Bethlehem with a large, new Austin Organ, with Russell (whose last name I cannot bring to mind) has been running a fine program for years; St. Paul's Boston, solid for years; and = on it goes. I know there has been trouble at Denver, and things have been somewhat amorphous in New York, although Johnson Flucker has run a fine choir program from the school, and has for several years. While there is a lot I do not know, I think to say "virtually every" is churning things up for effect. As for wrongful termination cases listed in TAO in recent months, at most there have been perhaps a half dozen, so it is a bit odd = to speak of the "vast majority of AGO job actions are against Episcopal churches" when the total number is so small.   One has to be blind not to realize that The Church, any Church and attendance thereat has exponentially diminished in the last few decades, = at least in the Northeast. I suppose one can make a case that in many instances, the church has made itself irrelevant literally by BEING irrelevant in taking no lead in matters of justice, or in taking an obviously self serving easy-way lead in such things, rather than honestly seeking justice and speaking clearly and actively on issues that really do matter to people. I read last night a long piece about Riverside Church in this regard - *there* is clear speaking on matters of justice!   With all this, there are very good, competent church musicians, *who know how to get along with other people,* who have built or are building fine = and strong musical programs in churches throughout the country, supported by good clergy who can recognize a skilled and honest craftsman when they see one, and who have no reason to be jealous of another's success, because = they are secure in their own ministry. Both have gained strong congregational support. I know many such places, and so am not so likely to espouse gloom and doom thinking, about the Episcopal Church or any other. I don't think that is playing Polyanna - there are too many really fine examples around = if one will only seek and acknowledge them.   That's my good news report for the day. Now, I shall wait for the splatter of negativity.   Cheers,   Malcolm        
(back) Subject: Re: typos From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2003 20:31:50 -0500   On 12/30/03 6:41 PM, "Alicia Zeilenga" <azeilenga@theatreorgans.com> = wrote:   > Did you go to UI? The way you spelled the name of the state suggests > something. ;-)   You are SHARP, Alicia!   Alan    
(back) Subject: Re: bulletin typos From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2003 20:40:35 -0500   On 12/30/03 6:54 PM, "ContraReed@aol.com" <ContraReed@aol.com> wrote:   > We were scheduled to sing the anther "I Looked and Behold a White = Cloud", but > the secretary hit the "S" key instead of the "W" key......   Ah, yes, THAT anther. (Well, those [keyboard] keys are close together! "r" and "m" less sew.)   Well, we have all sinn'd. And I, more than most (or anny!).   Anyway, your example was just fine. I'll try to be carrefull.   Alan (and it's only a post)    
(back) Subject: Re: bulletin typos From: "Mura Kievman" <mura@speakeasy.net> Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2003 18:45:44 -0500   At 04:48 PM 12/30/2003, Shirley wrote:   >I wanted to crawl into a hole, but the family found it quite funny. I've =   >never been >able to live that one down. > >Human, us church secretaries are, but not always incompetent.     Actually, this applies to all secretaries, doesn't it? I mean, it has since the computer was born and permitted us to pull up an old file to be amended for a new situation. Many is the time I sent out a letter from my =   office that was dated 10 years earlier ... most of the information was changed and up to date, just not everything!   My computer-illiterate boss (although he's getting better since he closed up the office and forced me to retire) could never figure out about these "little" mistakes ... the date might be wrong, the address might be wrong .... but the letter was just fine! He just didn't understand that it's so =   much easier to pull up something old rather than typing from scratch.   Of course, it does help to proof read the WHOLE THING.   My sympathies, Shirley! But I wouldn't blame this entirely on "church secretaries"!   Mura      
(back) Subject: RE: RCs and Anglicans From: "Paul Marshall" <p.marsh@rcn.com> Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2003 20:48:57 -0500   Russell is Russell Jackson, Canon Precentor   Paul Marshall     -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of Malcolm Wechsler Sent: Tuesday, December 30, 2003 8:31 PM To: PipeChat Subject: Re: RCs and Anglicans   ----- Original Message ----- From: <quilisma@cox.net> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Tuesday, December 30, 2003 4:48 PM Subject: RCs and Anglicans     > Bill, don't look to Canterbury for shelter (sigh) ... at one point this > summer, virtually every major cathedral organ post in the US was vacant; > several major parish churches canned their musicians with no notice. The > vast majority of AGO job actions listed in TAO are against Episcopal > churches. > Dear Bud and List,   I am definitely not now informed concerning the present politics of the American Cathedral world, in the way that I once was when I was a part of that world. So, perhaps in ignorance, it somehow sounds a bit hysterical to suggest that "virtually every major cathedral Organ post in the US was vacant." In musical terms, I would consider as major some of the following: All Saints, Albany NY, where Lloyd Cast completed reasonably long and successful years, to be followed by the excellent Mark Dwyer; Buffalo solid for years under Dale Adelman (which choir we will all hear at the OHS Convention this summer); St. Philip's, Atlanta, where Bruce Neswick has been solid for a few years now; Nativity, Bethlehem with a large, new Austin Organ, with Russell (whose last name I cannot bring to mind) has been running a fine program for years; St. Paul's Boston, solid for years; and on it goes. I know there has been trouble at Denver, and things have been somewhat amorphous in New York, although Johnson Flucker has run a fine choir program from the school, and has for several years. While there is a lot I do not know, I think to say "virtually every" is churning things up for effect. As for wrongful termination cases listed in TAO in recent months, at most there have been perhaps a half dozen, so it is a bit odd to speak of the "vast majority of AGO job actions are against Episcopal churches" when the total number is so small.   One has to be blind not to realize that The Church, any Church and attendance thereat has exponentially diminished in the last few decades, at least in the Northeast. I suppose one can make a case that in many instances, the church has made itself irrelevant literally by BEING irrelevant in taking no lead in matters of justice, or in taking an obviously self serving easy-way lead in such things, rather than honestly seeking justice and speaking clearly and actively on issues that really do matter to people. I read last night a long piece about Riverside Church in this regard - *there* is clear speaking on matters of justice!   With all this, there are very good, competent church musicians, *who know how to get along with other people,* who have built or are building fine and strong musical programs in churches throughout the country, supported by good clergy who can recognize a skilled and honest craftsman when they see one, and who have no reason to be jealous of another's success, because they are secure in their own ministry. Both have gained strong congregational support. I know many such places, and so am not so likely to espouse gloom and doom thinking, about the Episcopal Church or any other. I don't think that is playing Polyanna - there are too many really fine examples around if one will only seek and acknowledge them.   That's my good news report for the day. Now, I shall wait for the splatter of negativity.   Cheers,   Malcolm       "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: My Christmas gift for 2003 - last installment From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2003 19:46:59 -0600   My Christmas gift of 2003   Last installment (3d of 3)   The next morning, Monday, I knew I had a half-day drive home, so dutifully packed and exited for real life and preparation for the family Christmas Eve gathering at our home. I was still beating myself over driving 300 miles to hear a recital and arriving late.   However, my musical journey was not over as I thought. For with me were two new CDs: "Sonic Bloom", Larry Embury at the Fox organ, and "Heavy Organ: Tribute to Virgil Fox" by Richard Morris at Spivey Hall. Both are available in combination DVD/CD with light show reminiscent of Virgil's "Heavy Organ" performances at the Fillmore. (I had hoped to score Felix' most recent CD, but because we were late, and because the CDs were packed up by the time I finished up the receiving line, I will have to order it via OHS.)   The first is a fine representation of Mighty Mo, and Larry is meticulous in his performance, so I was quite impressed. The CD contains fourteen selections utilizing both organ and piano, pop and jazz favorites, very well done and interesting. It was a wonderful souvenir of my weekend in Atlanta, and I highly recommend it. It is being sold on the Fox internet site and in the lobby of the theatre.   I was blown away at the latter CD. This was a CD I would not have bought before, because I carried a mistaken impression that it was merely a memorial of Virgil's repertoire played the way he would play it, and I had already heard most of his actual recordings. BUT this was far and away much more than what I imagined, and I should have known better, having heard Richard Morris' Dallas recording several times. The very first selection was the Mozart K. 608, and Wow! I was immediately hooked. It was followed by Vierne's 'Clair de lune', Reubke's Sonata on the 94th Psalm, 'Londonderry Air', and Franck's Grand Piece Symphonique. Morris knows the organ well, and presents in a dramatic fashion. Even his fast playing is never rushed - no notes are dropped or short-changed. I don't know if he teaches, but he should. Listening to it I flew home at an average rate of 85 miles an hour, passing everything in front of me, and again made it to the land that time forgot in about 4 1/2 hours.   Oh well, I planned to wax more eloquently about Felix and the Fox and Spivey Hall. However, Mack has stretched out over my notebook of information and CDs, between me and the computer monitor. He apparently is sympathetic to the readers' plight and wants me to mercifully stop.   Thank you for reading. Happy New Year to all.   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com joined by Rick, Zachariah Lucifer, Malachi Erastus, Gidget, Woodell, Junior, Bubba Columbus, Nina Purina, Maria Leah, Daddy Cat, and Baby Molly (not to mention the four fish Felix, Oscar II, Charlie and Sylvester)        
(back) Subject: RE: bulletin typos From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2003 18:01:27 -0800 (PST)   Hello,   One of the most apt and hilarious typos concerned a church here in the UK, which had a simply awful, power mad clergyman in charge.   He finished off his Easter bulletin with:-   "Your fiend and vicar"   The long suffering organist clapped with joy at that one.....he had wanted to say it for two years!!   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK     --- Glenda <gksjd85@direcway.com> wrote: > Back when I was in charge of the church bulletin, > sometimes in boring > times I would hide an inane comment or "mistake" > just to see if anyone > was reading and paying attention.   __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? New Yahoo! Photos - easier uploading and sharing. http://photos.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: Re: Common INterests of organists From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2003 18:05:13 -0800 (PST)   Hello,   My cats are a mystery to me.   They await my arrival from work by sitting in the window, except on Sundays.   But rest assured, at 12.15pm, the little sweetlings are there like book-ends awaiting my arrival from the last Sunday morning Mass.   How do they KNOW?   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK   --- "First Christian Church of Casey, IL" <kzrev@rr1.net> wrote: > I don't know about clocks, but I have found many > organists interested in > cats and mystery stories. >   __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? New Yahoo! Photos - easier uploading and sharing. http://photos.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: cathedrals From: <quilisma@cox.net> Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2003 18:13:08 -0800   With respect, Malcolm, I obviously disagree.   New York - as you said, "amorphous" of late Washington - recently changed hands, I don't know under what circumstances ... does one EVER know about Washington? (chuckle) Pittsburgh - full-time position eliminated, organist "retired" Philadelphia - to all intents and purposes, turned into a secular concert hall Chicago - changed hands, circumstances unknown Denver - well, we all know about THAT San Francisco - changed hands, circumstances unknown     Major parish churches:   St. Mary the Virgin NYC - I presume everybody knows about THAT St. Luke's, Evanston IL - organist "retired" allegedly at bishop's request St. Bart's, NYC - no longer full-time? or so I've heard   There are a couple in the Midwest I can't remember at the moment.   As to the notices in TAO, I think you'd find that the CUMULATIVE number is larger than you think ... once a case is resolved (one way or the other), it drops off the list.   I would also point to the fact that despite efforts of three successive General Conventions to repeal the "Rector's Pleasure" employment canon, and resolution after resolution imploring parishes to treat their lay employees with Christian charity and justice, the "Rector's Pleasure" canon is still in place, and precious little has changed otherwise.   I have said before that we inherited some of this from the Church of England, where second sons of nobility who wouldn't inherit title or lands had three "gentlemen's" choices: the law, the military, or the clergy.   Most organists were commoners. They were expected to tug their forelocks, say "Yes, Sir Whiffletree," and keep their mouths shut.   The Imperial Cardinal Rector is still VERY much with us, two hundred years later.   In fifty years, I have worked for some SAINTS; but most of them should have been selling SHOES.   Cheers,   Bud        
(back) Subject: Re: Common INterests of organists From: "Mura Kievman" <mura@speakeasy.net> Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2003 21:15:04 -0500   At 09:05 PM 12/30/2003, you wrote: >Hello, > >My cats are a mystery to me. > >They await my arrival from work by sitting in the >window, except on Sundays. > >But rest assured, at 12.15pm, the little sweetlings >are there like book-ends awaiting my arrival from the >last Sunday morning Mass. > >How do they KNOW?     Because they are CATS!!!! We discuss this frequently over on Feline-l ...   When my husband retired, he couldn't get over how the cats always came downstairs a few minutes before I arrived. I never came home at the same time (within a certain range, but not the same time) ... but they always = KNEW.   They still do ... little darlings!   Mura      
(back) Subject: Re: trains (was HAPPY CHRISTMAS!) From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2003 18:32:07 -0800 (PST)   Hello,   The supreme example of a clock enthusiast was the late Cecil Clutton, who co-authored "The British Organ" with Austin Niland.   Clutton was an absolute authority on old time-pieces, and wrote about them in great detail.   He was also a vintage car enthusiast and a race car driver of some standing; competing in his 80's regularly.   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK   --- Alan Freed <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> wrote: > On 12/30/03 9:30 AM, "black" <gblack@ocslink.com> > wrote: > > > I have also found a commonality too and that is a > liking for antique clocks. > > Anyone else found that to be true too?   __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? New Yahoo! Photos - easier uploading and sharing. http://photos.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: Re: bulletin typos From: <organist@clover.net> Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2003 21:38:42 -0500   A fellow organist here served many years in a church where if he forget to turn in his music on time, the secretary MADE UP things to put in the bulletin. One memorable one was "Voluntary on McDonald" by P. Oink. Needless to say, he didn't forget often. :-)   Mike        
(back) Subject: Re: trains (was HAPPY CHRISTMAS!) From: "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu> Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2003 21:56:16 -0500   The OHS 2003 convention committee struggled to find a way to let the convention ride around the Horseshoe Curve near Altoona before going to = hear the big Steinmyer in Altoona. It just could not be made the work, but we were certain that lots of the convention folks would have enjoyed that to the hilt.   Karl E. Moyer Lancaster PA    
(back) Subject: Re: Admission to Thomaskirche, Leipzig, for Bach performances From: "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu> Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2003 22:51:56 -0500   Dear Valerie,   My family and I went to Florida early Christmas Day, returned this evening, and leave with our German "son" tomorrow for 31 Dec - 4 Jan in Washington, D.C., to show him the nation's capitol. Will you be aroudn Lancaster 5 Jan and later for some days? I'd LOVE to talk with you about Germany.   Karl E. Moyer