PipeChat Digest #3420 - Saturday, February 1, 2003
 
Todd Wilson Concert (complete e-mail)
  by <FLTim@aol.com>
Re: Introducing The Scholarly Organist Group x-post
  by "Mark Koontz" <markkoontz@yahoo.com>
Whitlock's 2nd Fantasie Choral
  by "Andrew Caskie" <caskie@totalise.co.uk>
Preservation of repertoire [was Re: Introducing The 	Scholarly=85]
  by "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com>
Re: Whitlock's 2nd Fantasie Choral
  by <lindr@cch.com>
Re: Whitlock's 2nd Fantasie Choral
  by "Andrew Caskie" <caskie@totalise.co.uk>
Re: Comments on Candle-Mass, Feb 2
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Todd Wilson Concert
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Weddings: right of first refusal put to the test
  by "Peter Harrison" <peter@phmusic.co.uk>
Re: Weddings: right of first refusal put to the test
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Whitlock's 2nd Fantasie Choral
  by "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net>
Re: Weddings: right of first refusal put to the test (NO ORGAN CONTENT)
  by <ContraReed@aol.com>
Re: Organ, choir & brass music ideas for college Installation ceremony
  by "littlebayus@yahoo.com" <littlebayus@yahoo.com>
Re: Introducing The Scholarly Organist Group x-post
  by "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@earthlink.net>
 

(back) Subject: Todd Wilson Concert (complete e-mail) From: <FLTim@aol.com> Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 16:41:49 EST     --part1_a8.17a31d71.2b6c479d_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"ISO-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   My apologies for sending the last e-mail before it was finished... Dear List:   If you ever make your way down to Florida, there will be a concert on = Sunday=3D ,=3D20 February 23rd at 3:00pm that you won't want to miss.   You can find a list of Todd's credentials and honors at the Karen = McFarlane=3D20 Artists website at: <A = HREF=3D3D"http://www.concertorganists.com/">http://www.concertorganists.com= =3D </A>   The program will be held at: The Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle 5815 5th Avenue N. St. Petersburg, FL   Call (727) 347-9702 for more concert information and directions.=3DA0 = Informat=3D ion=3D20 about the Todd Wilson master class being offered is also available.=3DA0 = Ask f=3D or=3D20 the Jason Lorenzon, Cathedral Director of Music.   Sponsored by the St. Petersburg Chapter of the AGO, Central Music, Inc. = and=3D20 the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle.   The organ at St. Jude's is an impressive IV-manual Rodgers/Ruffatti=3D20 combination instrument.=3DA0 A III-manual Rodgers organ is located in the = rear=3D =3D20 gallery and is playable from the main console down front via MIDI. = When=3D20 played this way the rear console serves as an antiphonal division of = 60+=3D20 stops!   I hope you can join our chapter for this exciting event. =3D20   Best regards, Tim Newby   --part1_a8.17a31d71.2b6c479d_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"ISO-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML><FONT FACE=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3D2 = FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D =3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0">My apologies for sending the last e-mail before = it was=3D finished...<BR> Dear List:<BR> <BR> If you ever make your way down to Florida, there will be a concert on = Sunday=3D , February 23rd at 3:00pm that you won't want to miss.<BR> <BR> You can find a list of Todd's credentials and honors at the Karen = McFarlane=3D20=3D Artists website at:<BR> <A = HREF=3D3D"http://www.concertorganists.com/">http://www.concertorganists.com= =3D </A><BR> <BR> The program will be held at:<BR> The Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle<BR> 5815 5th Avenue N.<BR> St. Petersburg, FL<BR> <BR> Call (727) 347-9702 for more concert information and directions.=3DA0 = Informat=3D ion about the Todd Wilson master class being offered is also = available.=3DA0 A=3D sk for the Jason Lorenzon, Cathedral Director of Music.<BR> <BR> Sponsored by the St. Petersburg Chapter of the AGO, Central Music, Inc. = and=3D20=3D the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle.<BR> <BR> The organ at St. Jude's is an impressive IV-manual Rodgers/Ruffatti = combinat=3D ion instrument.=3DA0 A III-manual Rodgers organ is located in the rear = gallery=3D and is playable from the main console down front via MIDI.&nbsp; When = playe=3D d this way the rear console serves as an antiphonal division of 60+ = stops!<B=3D R> <BR> I hope you can join our chapter for this exciting event.&nbsp; <BR> <BR> Best regards,<BR> Tim Newby<BR> </FONT></HTML> --part1_a8.17a31d71.2b6c479d_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Introducing The Scholarly Organist Group x-post From: "Mark Koontz" <markkoontz@yahoo.com> Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 14:21:33 -0800 (PST)   Being the curious type (I was a *theatre* "scholar") I went to your Yahoo! link. I noticed that you've even restricted the archive to members only.   What is the point of "scholarship"? Keeping secrets? I can understand = your wanting to restrict postings. However, I wish there were some way you = could share them.   In regard to Mr. Lind's posted response, I would trust that topics of = organ literature would not be left out of a scholarly organ discussion.   Personally, I would like to thank Jonathan and Bud for their recent = fireworks. For those of us who are liturgically challenged, there was a lot of = interesting information, once you got past the ad hominem rhetoric.   Mark Koontz "To be" was not to be.  
(back) Subject: Whitlock's 2nd Fantasie Choral From: "Andrew Caskie" <caskie@totalise.co.uk> Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 22:21:05 -0000   Following the encouragement to discuss repertoire....   I recently came across (on a recording) Whitlock's 2nd Fantasie Choral, in = F sharp minor - what a wonderful and atmospheric piece - does anyone play it? I've ordered the = music for it today.   Best wishes   Andrew Caskie  
(back) Subject: Preservation of repertoire [was Re: Introducing The Scholarly=85] From: "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com> Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 16:35:22 -0600     Bob wrote, in part:   > I'm a composer and am all too well aware of the vicissitudes of the > publishing game. More and more these days, if a piece doesn't sell the > requisite number of copies that (probably) some bottom-line, = bean-counting, > upper-management, tone-deaf jerk comes up with, the piece goes = permanently > out of print before most people even know of its existence. This is = true, > of course, of sacred choral literature, CDs, and other relevant music > commodities. One lesson to be learned here is that we need to spread the > gospel of good publications that houses take a big gamble on producing = for > our benefit   or like Bob, take the plunge, and learn to produce material in forms that = are capable of self publication. The recent decision of the U.S. Supreme = court not to overturn the prior decisions in Eldred v. Ashcroft means, too, that composers will need to be more vigilant in preserving their own rights, = perhaps by insisting on inclusion of a clause in contracts that the copyright in = their work reverts to them after a certain period of nonactivity by publishers.   ns    
(back) Subject: Re: Whitlock's 2nd Fantasie Choral From: <lindr@cch.com> Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 16:36:43 -0600             I have it along with his first Fantasie Choral (Basil Ramsey publication = or is it an even newer reprint than that?) but haven't had time to look at them yet. Another local friend of mine is about to learn the 2nd. BTW, his music dealer (Patelson's, IIRC) told him it was out of print. I was happy to set him straight. Who is playing it on your CD?   This is also a Whitlock centenary, folks. What of his do you recommend for church and recital? Also ,did he write any sacred choral works? Bob Lind         Following the encouragement to discuss repertoire....   I recently came across (on a recording) Whitlock's 2nd Fantasie Choral, in F sharp minor - what a wonderful and atmospheric piece - does anyone play it? I've ordered the music for it today.   Best wishes   Andrew Caskie      
(back) Subject: Re: Whitlock's 2nd Fantasie Choral From: "Andrew Caskie" <caskie@totalise.co.uk> Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 23:08:24 -0000   The cd is well worth recommending actually: Roger Fisher is playing the = 1935 Rushworth & Dreaper organ in Reid Memorial Church of Scotland, Edinburgh.   The Land of the Mountain and the Flood (Amphion PHI CD 177)   Hollins, Elgar, Bach, Black, Whitlock, Vierne, MacCunn (a transcription of = his famous overture that the cd's named after), Binge, and more Hollins.   In answer to your query I'd recommend almost any of Whitlock's work. The = Plymouth Suite, Four Extemporisations, and Five Short Pieces are perhaps the most well-known, = although I don't play half of it!   He did write some sacred choral works, but I'm not familiar with any of = them - I'm sure someone on the list must be?   Regards   Andrew Caskie       On 31 Jan 2003 at 16:36, lindr@cch.com wrote:             I have it along with his first Fantasie Choral (Basil Ramsey publication or is it an even newer reprint than that?) but haven't had time to look at them yet. Another local friend of mine is about to learn the 2nd. BTW, his music dealer (Patelson's, IIRC) told him it was out of print. I was happy to set him straight. Who is playing it on your CD?   This is also a Whitlock centenary, folks. What of his do you recommend for church and recital? Also ,did he write any sacred choral works? Bob Lind         Following the encouragement to discuss repertoire....   I recently came across (on a recording) Whitlock's 2nd Fantasie Choral, in F sharp minor - what a wonderful and atmospheric piece - does anyone play it? I've ordered the music for it today.   Best wishes   Andrew Caskie       "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: Comments on Candle-Mass, Feb 2 From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 20:15:46 -0500   On 1/31/03 3:52 PM, "Stan Yoder" <vze2myh5@verizon.net> wrote: > > Alan Freed wrote: >> >> On 1/31/03 1:08 PM, "Jonathan B. Hall" <jonathan@jonathanbhall.com> = wrote: >> >>> February 2 has for many centuries been observed in Western = Christianity >>> as 3Candlemas,2 Candle-Mass, or, more formally, The Purification. >> >> Even MORE formally, the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod used to call it = "The >> Presentation of Our Lord and the Purification of Mary." >> > Perhaps this Sunday there will be a stuffy cleric somewhere who will = announce, > "......(a lesson)....for the Feast of the Purification of Mary, or, as = the > heathen call it, 'Groundhog Day,' is written in ......"   Or even, "is found as recorded in . . ." We've both heard them formulas, haven't we? > > Being a, ahem, 'responsible Lutheran musician,' I'll be playing Bach = settings > (Sebastian and Christoph) of "Mit [Freed] and Freud ich fahr dahin."   You'd BETTER! I WILL have to post our stuff on Sunday afternoon or = Monday; I'm sure it will be worth a few keystrokes. > > And Alan, be it known that for at least a decade, Compline (with 30min = organ > recital preceding) has been observed Sunday evenings during term and = under > Lutheran auspices at Heinz Chapel, Univ. of Pittsburgh.   What delightful news! It has not reached me until now. Very delighted to hear it. Compline was bedtime prayers at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, in = the late 1950s, under the auspices not of the seminary, or a chaplain, but of the undersigned; pathetic attendance (fewer than a dozen out of a = residency of a couple hundred or so). I heard once, decades ago, that the Heinz family were Lutheran; is that true?   > At one point a 'churchmouse,' who went around the city 'rating' = worship > services, called it the "best liturgical show in town." It was founded = by John > Becker, and is rather more participatory than Seattle (at least as I > witnessed the latter once in the mid-80s.) > I've never done the Seattle thing, though I lived a few blocks from St. Mark's as a kid (early 1940s, when it was owned by the federal government and used by the Red Cross, as I recall); but my brother (still in that neighborhood--well, 40 miles north) still raves abut it (though I think = only as a broadcast item). (I've been to St. Mark's a few times for Morning Prayer in c. 1951, but not since then.)   How has it happened that we have not known each other in the past four decades? Well, you're too young. But, say, in the past TWO decades? = It's been a loss for me. I hope we meet one day--very leisurely--and tell lies to each other for a few hours. Otherwise, we'll do the same, = post-parousia.   Alan    
(back) Subject: Re: Todd Wilson Concert From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 20:21:02 -0500   > This message is in MIME format. Since your mail reader does not = understand this format, some or all of this message may not be legible.   --B_3126889262_14253187 Content-type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-transfer-encoding: 7bit   On 1/31/03 4:41 PM, "FLTim@aol.com" <FLTim@aol.com> wrote:   > the rear console serves as an antiphonal division of 60+ stops! > Good GRIEF! Tim. More than I could handle (even as a listener). But I = wish much that I could be there, and wish you a WONDERFUL occasion.   Alan     --B_3126889262_14253187 Content-type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-transfer-encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML> <HEAD> <TITLE>Re: Todd Wilson Concert </TITLE> </HEAD> <BODY> <FONT FACE=3D3D"Times New Roman">On 1/31/03 4:41 PM, = &quot;FLTim@aol.com&quot; =3D &lt;FLTim@aol.com&gt; wrote:<BR> <BR> </FONT><BLOCKQUOTE><FONT FACE=3D3D"Arial">the rear console serves as an = antipho=3D nal division of 60+ stops!<BR> <BR> </FONT></BLOCKQUOTE><FONT FACE=3D3D"Arial">Good GRIEF! Tim. &nbsp;More = than I c=3D ould handle (even as a listener). &nbsp;But I wish much that I could be = ther=3D e, and wish you a WONDERFUL occasion.<BR> <BR> Alan<BR> </FONT> </BODY> </HTML>     --B_3126889262_14253187--    
(back) Subject: Re: Weddings: right of first refusal put to the test From: "Peter Harrison" <peter@phmusic.co.uk> Date: Sat, 1 Feb 2003 01:35:30 -0000   | | From: "tom carter" <tcarter215@yahoo.com> | Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 06:49:14 -0800 (PST) | | Hello all | | For those of you that have right of first refusal on | weddings written into your contracts, what do you do | when the couple wants to have a family member play? | Do you charge your regular fee anyway...   I charge my full normal fee. The arrangement I have is that I play for all the regular services and any additional services that scheduled as part of the parish worship without being paid. However, I do have first refusal on all weddings and funerals. The only time I do not exercise the right to submit my invoice for these, even when a "guest organist" plays, is if I would not have been available to play. One has to bear in mind that if claiming the fee one might be called upon to carry out the duties if the family member or other "guest" organist became unavailable.   Peter M Harrison Director of Music, Emmanuel Church, Holcombe & P H Music : 48 Moorfield : Edgworth Bolton : Lancs : BL7 0DH : GB fax: +44 (0)1204 853445 : tel: +44 (0)1204 853310 web: www.phmusic.co.uk    
(back) Subject: Re: Weddings: right of first refusal put to the test From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 20:39:02 EST   In a message dated 1/31/03 9:49:57 AM Eastern Standard Time, tcarter215@yahoo.com writes:     For those of you that have right of first refusal on weddings written into your contracts, what do you do when the couple wants to have a family member play?   When a couple is a member of the parish I always treat the visiting = organist as a guest, and do not charge a fee. I am present at the organists first =   practice session to acquaint them with the organ and give them = instructions (when necessary) on procedure to include getting in, getting a key from a secretary, etc. I find that, in the long run, the good will resulting = from my being cooperative outweighs the fee. Besides, I enjoy being a host = (aka nice person) and, more often than not, I enjoy meeting visiting organists. = In addition, I have been given some generous thank you gifts that were actually more than my fee would have been. Nice generally pays off in = the end (although the end may be far away!).   There is, however, a local organist who seems to consider everyone in town =   beneath him, and eagerly accepts weddings in churches other than the one = in which he is employed. When he has been asked to play for weddings or funerals where I play, he does not call either to ask or announce, he = shows up when he wants to for practice without regard to my schedule, and he changes pistons and does not reset. He is a past Dean and should know better. Interestingly, no one other than he and his assistant are = allowed to use the organ at his church.     Bruce, with Miles, Molly and Degui in the Muttastery at Howling Acres http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502  
(back) Subject: Re: Whitlock's 2nd Fantasie Choral From: "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 21:01:03 -0500   I heard Mark Brombaugh play that in a recital he gave, shortly after the dedication of the Princeton University Chapel Organ (Skinner/Mander http://www.mander-organs.com/html/princeton_university_chapel.html ). I = was really taken with that piece, and later as an encore, he played something from the Plymouth Suite, also of Whitlock, and that had the Tubas blazing. It was magnificent stuff, all of it new to me at the time.   I second your reactions.   Cheers,   Malcolm Wechsler (somewhat credentialled, somewhat degreed <G>) www.mander-organs.com   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Andrew Caskie" <caskie@totalise.co.uk> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Friday, January 31, 2003 5:21 PM Subject: Whitlock's 2nd Fantasie Choral     > Following the encouragement to discuss repertoire.... > > I recently came across (on a recording) Whitlock's 2nd Fantasie Choral, = in F sharp minor - what a > wonderful and atmospheric piece - does anyone play it? I've ordered the music for it today. > > Best wishes > > Andrew Caskie >      
(back) Subject: Re: Weddings: right of first refusal put to the test (NO ORGAN CONTENT) From: <ContraReed@aol.com> Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 22:34:47 EST   With all the weddings discussions lately, I thought I'd share a "contract" = a friend who plays lots of wedding receptions made up. (Apparently after a rather distasteful meeting with a prospective client).   Richard ********************* WEDDING CONTRACT   Thank you for engaging______________________(insert ensembble's name here)   Because we know better than you, please, don't tell us what to do, play, wear, or bring. Please, just simply pay us what we ask, and pleas forgo = all the tedious nickel-and-diming you always try to get away with. (You know = who you are!)   We want four (4) COMFORTABLE chairs, not splintery ones, and not those = cane chairs where the seat is about to fall through. Preferable padded. NO, = must be padded.   We will not play outside, so don"t ask.   We want to be fed. Fed well: the same food your 200 guests eat. What's four mor meals, really? We will not eat sandwiches. Especially not sandwiches on white bread. And we want to eat at a table. Is that too = much to ask??? We are not "The Help" so please do not treat us that poorly!   Before the engagement, please do not call us. Once we have been hired = that's it... you don't need to talk to us for any other reason.   Please do not call other bands trying to compare prices. We all cost the same. Incidentally, we all wear the same clothes, play the same = arrangements, and hire the same people, so it really makes no difference.   Do not make request for music we don't have. It's just way too much of a pain to cater to your needs. Find a new favorite song. No Andrew Lloyd Webber. Period.   No song will be transposed down a half-step so your cousin Jeannie can = sing it during your candle lighting cermony. She's not a very good singer anyway....   Forget about the Bride Cuts the Cake, The Hokey Pokey, Ally Cat, The = Chicken Dance, etc. These are juvenile songs, we are artists, and we will not degrade ourselves. Furthermore, there is no reason for you to at stupid in =   front of us.   The garter and bouquet are OK, but do not allow children under 18 years of =   age to participate (or 12 years old in Arkansas, Alabama and Mississippi)   Do not allow young children to make request. The The wretched little imps =   are not as cute as you think they are, and nobody else wants to hear their =   crummy tunes anyhow.   And finally the answere is no: you can't keep the demo tape, they aren't cheap, you know!   Thank you for using us, and DO call again!!  
(back) Subject: Re: Organ, choir & brass music ideas for college Installation ceremony From: "littlebayus@yahoo.com" <littlebayus@yahoo.com> Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 20:02:12 -0800 (PST)   --0-350235343-1044072132=3D:47497 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3Dus-ascii     Hi, Pat --- How about Flor Peeters' Jubilate Deo (also available in an English = language version I believe...) One other anthem that can be sung with brass comes to mind: the late = Natalie Sleeth's There'll be Joy in the Morning... Aaron Copeland's piano edition of Fanfare for the Common Man will work = nicely on the organ... Best wishes, Morton Belcher fellow list member... patmai@juno.com wrote:Dear Pipechatters:   On today's Choralist Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2003 2:17 PM To: 'choralist@lists.colorado.edu' there was a request for ideas for Installation Music with Brass and Organ. Gwynedd-Mercy College of Gwynedd Valley, PA, [19437] will be installing a new president at the college. Carol Evans, their director, wishes to use a "festive, yet short musical response" to the actual event. She asked, "Any ideas?"   How about 1. Old Hundredth Psalm Tune (All People That on Earth Do Dwell) as arranged by Ralph Vaughan Williams for Organ, Brass, Timpani, Choir and Congregation   2. Jubilate Deo for 8-part choir and organ by Giovanni Gabrieli (with brass doubling the parts or for 4 voices answered by 4 brass instruments..)   Any other suggestions for Carol Evans? evans.c@gmc.edu Director, Voices of Gwynedd Gwynedd-Mercy College Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437   Greetings to all from the frozen northeast, Pat Maimone Post Chapel III/57 Aeolian-Skinner/Moeller/Gress-Miles West Point, NY patmai@juno.com yp6867@exmail.usma.army.mil         ________________________________________________________________ Sign Up for Juno Platinum Internet Access Today Only $9.95 per month! Visit www.juno.com   "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       --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Mail Plus - Powerful. Affordable. Sign up now --0-350235343-1044072132=3D:47497 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3Dus-ascii   <P>Hi, Pat --- <P>How about Flor Peeters' Jubilate Deo (also available in an English = language version I believe...)&nbsp;&nbsp; <P>One other anthem that can be sung with brass comes to mind:&nbsp; the = late Natalie Sleeth's There'll be Joy in the Morning... <P>Aaron Copeland's piano edition of Fanfare for the Common Man will work = nicely on the organ... <P>Best wishes, <P>&nbsp; <P>Morton Belcher <P>fellow list member... <P>&nbsp;<B><I>patmai@juno.com</I></B> wrote: <BLOCKQUOTE style=3D"PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: = #1010ff 2px solid">Dear Pipechatters:<BR><BR>On today's Choralist = <BR>Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2003 2:17 PM<BR>To: = 'choralist@lists.colorado.edu'<BR>there was a request for ideas for = Installation Music with Brass and<BR>Organ. <BR>Gwynedd-Mercy College of = Gwynedd Valley, PA, [19437] will be installing<BR>a new president at the = college. Carol Evans, their director, wishes to<BR>use a <BR>"festive, yet = short musical response" to the actual event. She asked,<BR>"Any = ideas?"<BR><BR>How about<BR>1. Old Hundredth Psalm Tune (All People That = on Earth Do Dwell) as<BR>arranged by Ralph Vaughan Williams for Organ, = Brass, Timpani, Choir and<BR>Congregation <BR><BR>2. Jubilate Deo for = 8-part choir and organ by Giovanni Gabrieli (with<BR>brass doubling the = parts or for 4 voices answered by 4 brass<BR>instruments..)<BR><BR>Any = other suggestions for Carol Evans?<BR>evans.c@gmc.edu<BR>Director, Voices = of Gwynedd<BR>Gwynedd-Mercy C <a = href=3D"http://rd.yahoo.com/mail/mailsig/*http://mailplus.yahoo.com">Yahoo!= Mail Plus</a> - Powerful. Affordable. <a = href=3D"http://rd.yahoo.com/mail/mailsig/*http://mailplus.yahoo.com">Sign = up now</a> --0-350235343-1044072132=3D:47497--  
(back) Subject: Re: Introducing The Scholarly Organist Group x-post From: "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 23:19:04 -0800   And EYE am one of those who is "hooked" like Bob is.....   I am always looking for something that I don't have, always willing to take a chance and learn/order/play something different.   My dream job would be to spend my days searching out. learning and recording those neglected gems and encouraging others to do the same..... alas..... no one is willing to pay me to do that!   So, I do it on a smaller scale in the time and with the funds I have, and I enjoy sharing my discoveries with a small few who are willing to step off the beaten track. Over the last year or so, Bob and I have alerted each other to MANY fine pieces of music, and we continue to do so as they cross our path.   I also have been disappointed at the lack of response to some if my inquiries.... for example, on one list which I frequent, I recently asked for opinions/information/suggestions about the music of Rolande Falcinelli.... not ONE reply... not ONE suggestion.... Is it possible that in a list with over 1200 organists and aficianados NO-ONE has any knowledge to share on her music? NO-ONE has played any or owns any?   Probably.   Last year I presented a seminar for my local AGO chapter on neglected composers and their music. I spent several hours selecting music, writing up = handouts and collecting recordings to demonstrate the music.... in short, I worked my BUTT off to get ready.....   7 people showed up. SEVEN BLOODY SOULS! (and EYE was one of them) I've offered the same program to other AGO chapters FREE OF CHARGE or for the cost of my travel, also to schools with a reasonable number of = organ students   No interest.   Folks, EYE love Bach, Mendelssohn, Franck, Widor, Vierne etc., etc. as = much as the next guy (or gal) BUT THERE IS MORE OUT THERE! Sure, I've bought some music that turned out to be less than inspired.... but I have found FAR more treasures than duds.... and I'll do whatever I can to find music for someone if they ask.... I'm not always successful, but both I and the other person get a kick out of it when I am <grin>   <rant mode> off   Let's stir up some discussion here... let's talk about organ music and organs instead of sniping at each other <g>   Jonathan ORWIG ----- Original Message ----- From: <lindr@cch.com> To: "PipeChat" <PIPORG-L@listserv.albany.edupipechat@pipechat.org> Cc: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Friday, January 31, 2003 1:22 PM Subject: Re: Introducing The Scholarly Organist Group x-post     > > May the scholars go their way. God knows we need them. If only they were = a > bit more tolerable :-) I feel fortunate that I realized early on that I > wanted to be a musician first and foremost, thank you. In my dreams, I > should like to be on an organ list devoted to people who are truly > passionate about organ literature--past, present, future--who know > literature, who want to know all there is to know about it if that were > only possible, who expand their repertory weekly, and who can't wait to > find another worthy piece. There are a few others just about as hooked = as I > am, I'm pleased to find; but I'm appalled at the lack of reponse so = often > to queries involving our literature and regret that there is but a = handful > of organists on these lists who may enter into a repertory discussion = or > who help a needy colleague who is searching for a work that is seemingly > unavailable. >       --- Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free. Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). Version: 6.0.445 / Virus Database: 250 - Release Date: 1/21/03