PipeChat Digest #3556 - Thursday, March 20, 2003
 
Re: Settings of Vruechten (X-Post)
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Subdued music for Easter recital
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Free organ lessons
  by "David Carter" <davidorganist2002@yahoo.com>
Music suggestions for prayer vigil
  by "Patricia/Thomas Gregory" <tgregory@speeddial.net>
Re: Free organ lessons
  by "Eliot Hunter" <eliothunter@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: Music suggestions for prayer vigil
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Concert in Subiaco Arkansas 03/21/03
  by "bruce dersch" <bedersch@earthlink.net>
Re: Walker Info.
  by <Keys4bach@aol.com>
Re: Music suggestions for prayer vigil
  by "STRAIGHT" <STRAIGHT@infoblvd.net>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Settings of Vruechten (X-Post) From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2003 16:53:49 -0500   On 3/19/03 3:52 PM, "Beau Surratt" <Beau.Surratt@theatreorgans.com> wrote:   > What are your favorite settings of the hymn "This Joyful Eastertide"   Beaut, I LOVE that hymn! And ten years ago I'd never even HEARD of it. = For several years, in the mid-late 1990s, we sang it as a post-comunion cantle every Sunday in Easter.   Two settings you should know:   1. Lutheran Book of Worship, at #149. My fave. By a woman whose name I cannot recall at the moment; a wonderful woman who does church music workshops in the Berkshires of western Mass. I'll try to find it (especially if you remind me).   2. With One Voice. But I can't find my "at home" copy at the moment. = Too long since I've used it, but I have a vague positive reaction.   As for   > any subdued settings of Easter hymns.   I'm not sure. I think the setting should be subdued if the hymn(text) is subdued, but otherwise not. So when you ask about a "subdued setting" of = an Easter hymn, I start by looking for a "subdued" HYMN, and THEN look at how the setting matches the text. With that in mind, I'm going to look = through a few, and get back to you. OK?   Alan    
(back) Subject: Subdued music for Easter recital From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2003 18:08:45 -0500   On 3/19/03 3:52 PM, "Beau Surratt" <Beau.Surratt@theatreorgans.com> wrote:   > I'm also interested in any subdued settings of Easter hymns. I always > include the singing of a hymn in my recitals and I'm doing a recital the > Sunday after Easter and would like to include the singing of a more > subdued Easter hymn > OK, Beau, let me give it a shot. I'll use ## from the Lutheran Book of Worship. Not the best hymnal ever printed, but not terrible, either; but it's the one that's right at hand. My selections will be very available = in many other places.   The three biggies across all Western Christendom are different versions of the same hymn: 137 Victimae paschali, 136 Christ ist erstanden, and 134 Christ lag in Todesbanden. (Include also, for sure, the Bach = harmonization at #98 in 1958 [ELCA predecessors] Service Book & Hymnal. And check out = the whole cantata, of course, for an alto aria or something!) Study them all; study the melodies, tonalities, and modalities, and realize that they are the same hymn, from different ages. Then play with them. See how they might work for your recital, doing some of the first, some of the second, and wrap-up on the last one. Not an intellectually light-weight exercise. (Could end up being the ground of a Master's thesis [even though surely = it's been done before].) And not necessarily "subdued" either. But you MIGHT find there something of what you're looking for. And of course the choral preludes on these (especially the last ones) are PLENTIFUL, so you can = make a whole SUITE out of this thing; it could become virtually your whole recital! (even a SERIES of recitals for the whole Season). (And for kerygmatic CONTENT, you could never beat it, even by reading St. Paul to = the Romans.) I leave that to your fertile imagination and musicological investigation.   Then (unless you're wiped out) consider "He Is Arisen, Glorious Word" to = WIE SCHON LEUCHTET DER MORGENSTERN. But at a VERY stately (albeit perhaps not "subdued") pace; sung standing only.   I grew up Norwegian (in the Midwest, many, many generations ago); the Norwegian custom (on Easter) was that after the "pulpit hymn" the pastor ascended the pulpit and read the sermon text, and perhaps even delivered = the first sentence or three of his sermon. Maybe more. And then (as at Christmas and Pentecost), he paused, turned to the altar, the congregation stood, and all sang VERY stately (subdued? no, sorry, but VERY solemnly) this one-stanza hymn. Then they sat to hear the Easter sermon. I'll tell you, it was awesome--simple a thing as it was.   Beau, I'll be pleased to hear what you think--but I realize that it'll be = a few weeks. This I not a one- or two-evening investigation/decision.   Alan      
(back) Subject: Re: Free organ lessons From: "David Carter" <davidorganist2002@yahoo.com> Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2003 16:15:19 -0800 (PST)   I was fortunate enough to have had all of my organ lessons free. My first = organ lessons were in the form of a group class offered by the local 2-year community college, = back when California community colleges were still free. I then studied with an organist at a = local Episcopal church in Salinas CA, Margaret Salvagno. The lessons were free in exchange for = bolstering the choir bass section at times, and a few times subbing for her. I am incredibly = grateful for the opportunity I had to learn our great instrument, wish I could make the time for more = lessons and learning.   David Carter Sacramento CA       __________________________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Platinum - Watch CBS' NCAA March Madness, live on your desktop! http://platinum.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: Music suggestions for prayer vigil From: "Patricia/Thomas Gregory" <tgregory@speeddial.net> Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2003 18:28:06 -0600   Greetings:   I have been asked to be on call and play for a two hour prayer vigil following the first offensive attack ordered by "W".   Any suggestions regarding music for prelude/interlude(s)/postlude would be greatly appreciated.   Best wishes,   Tom Gregory     Thomas and Patricia Gregory 716 West College Avenue Waukesha WI USA 53186-4569  
(back) Subject: Re: Free organ lessons From: "Eliot Hunter" <eliothunter@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2003 01:03:18 +0000 (GMT)   --0-38311372-1048122198=3D:13925 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3Diso-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit     I hope there's something like this in the UK too. It seems to me that the people here are only concerned with promoting the = appreciation of the art. Maybe there are already too many players here... =           --------------------------------- With Yahoo! Mail you can get a bigger mailbox -- choose a size that fits = your needs   --0-38311372-1048122198=3D:13925 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3Diso-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit   <P>I hope there's something like this in the UK too. <P>It seems to me that the people here are only concerned with promoting = the appreciation of the art. Maybe there are already too many players = here...&nbsp;&nbsp;</P><p><p><br><hr size=3D1><a = href=3D"http://uk.yahoo.com/mail/tagline_xtra/?http://uk.docs.yahoo.com/mai= l_storage.html"><b><font face=3D"Arial" size=3D"2">With Yahoo! Mail you = can get a bigger mailbox -- choose a size that fits your = needs</font></b></a><br> --0-38311372-1048122198=3D:13925--  
(back) Subject: Re: Music suggestions for prayer vigil From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2003 18:15:14 -0800   Bach - When In The Hour of Deepest Need (Orgelbuechlein) Bach - God's Time Is Best (St. Cecelia Series? I play it out of an ANCIENT anthology, cover LONG gone) Bach - Out of the Depths (Clavieruebung III, small or large version) Bach - Adagio in c minor from the Pastorale in F (Widor-Schweitzer Bach, Vol. II) Bach - Adagio in a minor from Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C (W-S, Vol. II?) Bach - Little Prelude and Fugue in e minor (W-S, Vol. II) Bach - Air in D - At the Console Couperin - Benedictus or Elevation - Parish Mass Davies - Solemn Melody - Novello? Franck - Adagio - Grand Piece Symphonique Handel - Andante in F - Concordia Wedding Book Thalben-Ball - Elegy - Novello? Vaughan Williams - Rhosymedre - Stainer and Bell? Widor - Adagio - Fifth Symphonie   Off the top of my head ...   Bud           Patricia/Thomas Gregory wrote: > > Greetings: > > I have been asked to be on call and play for a two hour prayer vigil > following the first offensive attack ordered by "W". > > Any suggestions regarding music for prelude/interlude(s)/postlude would = be > greatly appreciated. > > Best wishes, > > Tom Gregory > > Thomas and Patricia Gregory > 716 West College Avenue > Waukesha WI USA > 53186-4569 > > "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: Concert in Subiaco Arkansas 03/21/03 From: "bruce dersch" <bedersch@earthlink.net> Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2003 19:36:45 -0600 (CST)   The Arkansas Symphony, David Briggs and the Subiaco Academy Choirs will pre= sent a choir this Friday evening at 7:30 in Saint Benedict Church, Subiaco = Monastery, Subiaco, Arkansas. The Church has a splendid acoustic and a gre= at organ (rebuilt Wicks by Nichols and Simpson) The concert will include t= he Poulenc Concerto for Organ, Strings, and Timpani; Mozart's Eine Kleine N= achtmusik, and the world premiere of Briggs' Subiaco Festival Te Deum. The= Te Deum is for two men's choruses, organ, and chamber symphony (6,5,4,3,2 = strings, 2hns, 2tmpts, oboe, flute, timpani, various percussion, and harp).= Having lived with this work since December, I can assure you that it is n= othing short of spectacular, and when David arrived to do the coaching this= week it really took on a new life and the kids love him and the work. You= should have seen them all hanging about the organ while he improvized at t= he end of a rehearsal. If you don't know David and his work as composer an= d improvizer, you should make it a point to see him live!!!!! This concert= is free and open to the public but get there early for a seat. If anyone = from the list is present, please walk up and introduce yourself at the rece= ption following the concert. Bruce E. Dersch   Director of Music\r\nSubiaco Academy\r\n405 North Subiaco Ave\r\nSubiaco AR= 72865\r\nbdersch@subi.org\r\n501-934-1276  
(back) Subject: Re: Walker Info. From: <Keys4bach@aol.com> Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2003 22:58:43 EST     --part1_179.17710a12.2baa9673_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Wicks will build you a custom Walker--although Bob may not do the voicing.   dale   --part1_179.17710a12.2baa9673_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML><FONT FACE=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SERIF" = FACE=3D3D"=3D Georgia Ref" LANG=3D3D"0">Wicks will build you a custom Walker--although = Bob m=3D ay not do the voicing.<BR> <BR> dale</FONT></HTML>   --part1_179.17710a12.2baa9673_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Music suggestions for prayer vigil From: "STRAIGHT" <STRAIGHT@infoblvd.net> Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2003 00:35:16 -0500   You can always drift through the hymnbook, picking appropriate ones = and embroidering them a little. People like things they know. Got a helper? Use 2 books. You play, helper picks the next one. You can flow right along from one to the next. If not, a few minutes of = silence while you find the next one doesn't hurt anything.   I have one hymnbook set with particular color sticky notes for = funerals and weddings, just keep turning to the next one. Pink for weddings, = yellow for funerals.   "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee." Keep praying as you play. We are only channels for the Lord's message to flow through.   Diane S.