PipeChat Digest #4097 - Thursday, November 6, 2003
 
Re: AGO membership (A lengthy rebuttal)
  by <DarrylbytheSea@aol.com>
RE: The best organ consultant...
  by "bobelms" <bobelms@westnet.com.au>
Re: Paul Creston
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Sermons
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Junchen volume 3
  by "First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois" <kzrev@rr1.net>
Re: Seating of the Mothers
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: What great music for today?
  by "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu>
Re: Junchen volume 3
  by <Tspiggle@aol.com>
Re: BBC Radio 3 "Composer of the week"
  by "Jim Hailey" <jhaileya10@charter.net>
Re: Paul Creston
  by "Richard Hazelip" <rhazelip1@yahoo.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: AGO membership (A lengthy rebuttal) From: <DarrylbytheSea@aol.com> Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2003 07:36:17 EST   Hi, Y'all!   Over the years and on both lists, there have been some chatters who have maligned the Guild for hosts of reasons. I often have read (and heard from = others) they get nothing from their membership except the magazine, The American Organist. I have been a member of the Guild since I was 16, and have = attended every national convention (except 2) since Buffalo in 1970. I love the = Guild and have been active in the local chapter in each city where we've lived.   The Guild is our professional organization, and although not a union, per = se, it is our professional voice to the public and with other professional musicians and other musical organizations. The fellowship and networking = at each local meeting are valuable things. I treasure the friendships I have with = other organists. (Yes, I do have non-organist friends!)   The resources available from the Guild are manifold, although many Guild members rarely bother to acquaint themselves with this fact. The new = master teacher DVD's are testimony to the continuing educational thrust of the = Guild.   The Pipe Organ Encounters for Teens and Adults (POE+) are fabulous! I = taught at the POE in Rochester last summer and was thrilled with the enthusiasm = the kids showed for my favorite instrument. The Guild is doing something right = in the POE's. Your chapter should host one--it will change your chapter--and further our profession. We all discuss and cuss about the declining number = of organ majors in colleges around the country and how many jobs are open because = of no one to fill them. Well, do your part and host a POE. (We are.)   There are other programs offered by the Guild in which I do not = participate because I have no need at this point in my life (group health insurance, = etc.), however, I'm grateful the Guild has "gone the extra mile" for those = members who have this need.   The office staff at National is hardworking and grossly underpaid. It's = the truth. A couple of years ago, I had the occasion to visit Headquarters and = was SHOCKED at how small and cramped are the offices. This small-town boy = assumed, since it was New York City, they would have a grandiose, penthouse suite = of offices, overlooking some important part of the City, but no, they all = share a very small space! In spite of this limited space, they work hard, work = long hours, and produce a massive amount of work at a very high level. James Thomashower is a treasure!   It is my pleasure to be a member of the American Guild of Organists. I = will continue to do whatever part I can for the Guild and our profession.   Yours,   (Dr.) Darryl Miller aka Darryl by the Sea Nashville, Tennessee    
(back) Subject: RE: The best organ consultant... From: "bobelms" <bobelms@westnet.com.au> Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2003 20:38:18 +0800   I'm afraid I can not agree with that. How would you find an organ builder objective enough to appraise a plan for an organ that is not what he would build himself? I would not like to be the builder with possible disagreement over style, resources and goodness knows what else.   I have acted as a consultant twice in the last few years. My credentials? A through knowledge of what makes an organ tick, and adaptable in that I can appreciate all schools of organ building whether classical or romantic. Bob Elms.   ---- Original Message ---- From: TubaMagna@aol.com To: pipechat@pipechat.org, PIPORG-L@listserv.albany.edu Subject: RE: The best organ consultant... Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2003 20:11:18 EST   > The best organ consultant just might be a fine, reputable >organbuilder, paid for his services, who does not have the time to actually take on the contract himself, or is not inclined to bid on the instrument.    
(back) Subject: Re: Paul Creston From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2003 07:44:08 -0800 (PST)   Hello,   I think I have that recording of GTB playing the Creston Toccata.   I think it was the VISTA recording done on the organ of All Soul's, Langham Place, London.   Rehards,   Colin Mitchell UK     --- M Fox <ophicleide16@direcway.com> wrote: > As far as I know, the Suite op. 70 is the only > Creston solo organ work that has been recorded. > ............the redoubtable George > Thalben-Ball recorded the very jolly Toccata on a > Vista LP. >     __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Protect your identity with Yahoo! Mail AddressGuard http://antispam.yahoo.com/whatsnewfree  
(back) Subject: Sermons From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Wed, 05 Nov 2003 11:26:27 -0500   On 11/3/03 8:32 PM, "F Richard Burt" <effarbee@verizon.net> wrote:   > Saint Paul said that "...by this foolishness of preaching men will be = saved." > So, I guess it is proper to preach. Pity the man/woman who has nothing = of > conviction to say that would interest the parishioners. > Richard and Colin et al.:   I'm guessing wildly that I've preached about a thousand sermons. Most = were quit unremarkable, and if they had any value at all it was because there = was more scripture underlying them than Alan Freed's verbosity decorating = them. A fair number were just plain lousy, and should have been skipped. A very small number were probably actually rather good--again, because of the foundation rather than the architecture.   In my present circumstance (pew-sitter) I am happy to report that the = pastor at Saint Luke's preaches just FABULOUS sermons. People almost visibly are "holding their breath" a good bit of the time. And we can't help raving among ourselves at coffee hour. Pastor has the good sense to manage a typical sermon in about twelve minutes.   So my opinion is often in line with Colin's--but, to my good fortune, not = at Saint Luke's. I certainly wish there were more sermons preached each = Sunday like the ones we enjoy.   Alan    
(back) Subject: Junchen volume 3 From: "First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois" <kzrev@rr1.net> Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2003 10:34:37 -0600   Since Mr. Junchen is 'the late Mr. Junchen,' you'll be waiting a long time!   Dennis Steckley   "What is available from the OHS online shop is NOT David Junchen's Volume 3. Some of us are waiting for the JUNCHEN version of Volume 3!"          
(back) Subject: Re: Seating of the Mothers From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Wed, 05 Nov 2003 11:36:41 -0500   On 11/3/03 9:46 PM, "Emmons, Paul" <PEMMONS@wcupa.edu> wrote:   > In 1979, I attended the Lutheran wedding of two friends, both excellent = and > versatile musicians. For fifteen or twenty minutes we were treated to a > variety of preludial chamber music, mostly baroque, in which one or both = of > them participated, sometimes with other guests who came up from the > congregation immediately before their piece and then returned to the = pews > immediately afterwords.   How utterly fabulous. In 1960 there was a similar wedding at Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.; the groom was a Lutheran pastor with a = doctorate in Organ.   > Well, when the time came, they just walked up up the aisle simply and > silently. It was astonishing, so unusual that it would never have = occurred to > me. I couldn't recommend this procedure for everyone, but there was no = doubt > that the taste was impeccable. > Thank you for every word of this memory.   Alan    
(back) Subject: Re: What great music for today? From: "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu> Date: Wed, 05 Nov 2003 11:37:39 -0500   on 11/3/03 2:43 PM, Alan Freed at acfreed0904@earthlink.net wrote:   > On 11/2/03 7:50 PM, "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu> wrote: > >> The Children's Sermon was about saints, so afterwards I played the = children >> out to "When the Saints Go Marching In." > > How extremely NEAT. How DEAD would a congregation have to be NOT to > appreciate such delightful spontaneity? They gotta LUV ya! > > Alan   Well, I could hear some suppressed chuckles. And the pastor told me after the service that he rather liked it. Now if I could just find out in advance what the children's sermon was going to be I could do a better job of it.     Randy Runyon Music Director Zion Lutheran Church Hamilton, Ohio runyonr@muohio.edu      
(back) Subject: Re: Junchen volume 3 From: <Tspiggle@aol.com> Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2003 18:00:02 EST   In a message dated 11/5/2003 10:35:16 AM Central Standard Time, = kzrev@rr1.net writes: Since Mr. Junchen is 'the late Mr. Junchen,' you'll be waiting a long time! They're not waiting for him to write it but for someone to do it with his materials and the way he "intended" for it to be done.   Tom    
(back) Subject: Re: BBC Radio 3 "Composer of the week" From: "Jim Hailey" <jhaileya10@charter.net> Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2003 20:54:15 -0600   Bob,   This has been excellent so far. I have especially enjoyed the = organ-chorale piece toward the beginning of the program.=20   Jim H ----- Original Message -----=20 From: Bob Conway=20 To: Pipechat-L=20 Cc: Piporg-L=20 Sent: Tuesday, November 04, 2003 10:14 AM Subject: BBC Radio 3 "Composer of the week"      
(back) Subject: Re: Paul Creston From: "Richard Hazelip" <rhazelip1@yahoo.com> Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2003 20:28:52 -0800 (PST)   Is there any possibility of your recording that Toccata on a tape player = and mailing the tape to me stateside? I reside at 10318 Munn St., = Houston, Texas 77029, USA. IF not, that's OK. I may very well have to learn that little beast for my = presentation in early December. Richard Hazelip   Colin Mitchell <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> wrote: Hello,   I think I have that recording of GTB playing the Creston Toccata.   I think it was the VISTA recording done on the organ of All Soul's, Langham Place, London.   Rehards,   Colin Mitchell UK     --- M Fox wrote: > As far as I know, the Suite op. 70 is the only > Creston solo organ work that has been recorded. > ............the redoubtable George > Thalben-Ball recorded the very jolly Toccata on a > Vista LP. >     __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Protect your identity with Yahoo! Mail AddressGuard http://antispam.yahoo.com/whatsnewfree "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