PipeChat Digest #4106 - Monday, November 10, 2003
 
The Star Spangled Banner
  by "John Foss" <harfo32@yahoo.co.uk>
Variations
  by "John Foss" <harfo32@yahoo.co.uk>
RE: Skinner @ the Cincinnati Union Terminal
  by <Wuxuzusu@aol.com>
John Knowles _?_; miscellaneous
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
RE: Schola What?
  by "Andr=E9s G=FCnther" <agun@telcel.net.ve>
Suor Angelica
  by "=3D?Windows-1252?B?QW5kculzIEf8bnRoZXI=3D?=3D" <agun@telcel.n
public domain?
  by "Dr. Amy Fleming" <docamy@alltel.net>
brain teaser
  by "Dr. Amy Fleming" <docamy@alltel.net>
brain teaser answer
  by "Dr. Amy Fleming" <docamy@alltel.net>
Re: PipeChat Digest #4102 - 11/08/03
  by <hydrant@baskerbeagles.com>
Re: PipeChat Digest #4102 - 11/08/03
  by <hydrant@baskerbeagles.com>
Re: PipeChat Digest #4105 - 11/09/03
  by <hydrant@baskerbeagles.com>
Re: public domain?
  by "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com>
 

(back) Subject: The Star Spangled Banner From: "John Foss" <harfo32@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2003 13:25:55 +0000 (GMT)   Dear list, A small world - I had just been listening to the Star Spangled Banner Variations by John Knowles PAYNE played by Michael Dudman on the organ of Newcastle Conservatorium NSW when I read Glenda's post. Michael had discovered it during a recital tour of the USA for the Australian Broadcasting Commission and added it to his repertoire. It's a nice piece. John Foos   =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D www.johnfoss.gr http://groups.yahoo.com/group/orgofftop/ Topics of the week : Farewell to an era - Concorde says goodbye 50 years ago Menu of the week : Moussaka   ________________________________________________________________________ Want to chat instantly with your online friends? Get the FREE Yahoo! Messenger http://mail.messenger.yahoo.co.uk  
(back) Subject: Variations From: "John Foss" <harfo32@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2003 13:39:05 +0000 (GMT)   Dear List, Talking about Payne's Variations on the Star Spangled Banner reminded me of another set of variations I discovered from Michael Dudman's recordings - Variations on a Polish Noel by Guilmant. With Christmas in the offing I can highly recommend this piece - lively and suitable for both concert and church use. I discovered another set of variations by Guilmant on the Choral "Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan." This is not as well known as the Liszt variations on the same theme, but as a piece of organ music is, I think, better conceived for the instrument. John Foss   =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D www.johnfoss.gr http://groups.yahoo.com/group/orgofftop/ Topics of the week : Farewell to an era - Concorde says goodbye 50 years ago Menu of the week : Moussaka   ________________________________________________________________________ Want to chat instantly with your online friends? Get the FREE Yahoo! Messenger http://mail.messenger.yahoo.co.uk  
(back) Subject: RE: Skinner @ the Cincinnati Union Terminal From: <Wuxuzusu@aol.com> Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2003 13:20:20 EST   Greetings, Did anyone enjoy the recently broadcast Pipe Dreams as much as I did?   The Skinner at the Cincinnati Union Terminal sounds as good in a recording = as it does in person. Mr. Barone, are there any plans ot offer these = recordings for sale to the general public?   Stan Krider    
(back) Subject: John Knowles _?_; miscellaneous From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Sun, 09 Nov 2003 13:22:40 -0600   To John Foss and others,   My music and Henderson lists JKP's name as "Paine", not "Payne". Which would be correct? Since we have both in this area, and each group doesn't recognize the other spelling, I guess it is important to some. Would Johnnie have been some kin to Thomas Paine?   I'm very glad to hear of his Star-Spangled Banner variations. I once heard someone play in recital his Fantasie on 'Ein Feste Burg', which also was a nice piece.   Yes, the Guilmant Variations on a Polish Carol(isn't that "Infant holy, infant lowly"?) is a great little piece. So is his Offertoire on 'Joseph est bien Marie'. It seems to me that the Oxford Christmas book has something by him on two carols, perhaps 'Greensleeves' and 'Adeste fidelis'?   Sounds like a nice recording.   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com (who this weekend got addicted to Book TV/C-Span2, with its coverage of the Miami Book Fair, but will pause long enough to do a Google search)     -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of John Foss   Talking about Payne's Variations on the Star Spangled Banner reminded me of another set of variations I discovered from Michael Dudman's recordings - Variations on a Polish Noel by Guilmant. With Christmas in the offing I can highly recommend this piece - lively and suitable for both concert and church use. I discovered another set of variations by Guilmant on the Choral "Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan." This is not as well known as the Liszt variations on the same theme, but as a piece of organ music is, I think, better conceived for the instrument.        
(back) Subject: RE: Schola What? From: "Andr=E9s G=FCnther" <agun@telcel.net.ve> Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2003 21:54:02 -0400   Andres Gunther agun@telcel.net.ve   Thanks, Malcolm. But honestly, the credit of this term goes to a dear colleague and friend :)   Cheers Andres   ----- Original Message ----- From: Malcolm Wechsler <manderusa@earthlink.net> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Saturday, November 08, 2003 8:35 PM Subject: Schola What?     > Andr=E9s, > > You will be forever remembered for "Schola Guitarum." That you for that= ! > > Malcolm          
(back) Subject: Suor Angelica From: "=3D?Windows-1252?B?QW5kculzIEf8bnRoZXI=3D?=3D" <agun@telcel.net.ve> Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2003 21:54:42 -0400   Andres Gunther agun@telcel.net.ve   Like many organists I am not an Opera friend :) - but yesteray evening I went to a representation of "Suor Angelica" (from G. Puccini) in the "Anna Julia Rojas Hall" of the Caracas Athaeneum, due to a special occasion: = Pablo Castellanos, who was my organ instructor, conducted the Caracas = Philharmonic Orchestra at the performance, and Napoelon Savelli, who was my pupil, played the organ part! And I, squeezed between these two = generations, sat as spectator waiting for the things to come.   I learned that this One-Act-Opera had its first presentation at the NY = "Met" on Dec 14 1918. The libretto is a Stinker, IMHO- Mix of "Verismo" and = shady aspects of a hypocresial catholic society carried to High Dramatics; a Nun committing suicide-- Jeeech; a nasty Old Hat. But Puccini's music is terrific, of course. Also great was the presentation at the Athaeneum. Two of Venezuela's four strong music points are precisely choral and orchestral performance, and hencefore we have really good singers and orchestras. 'Zia Princessa' (the bad, old Cocatoo who brings the bad news) was very convincing... the = scenery wasn't always, however. When Zia Princessa leaned against a column, the entire cloister colonnade started to shift aside and Zia Princessa swiftly pulled it back into the right position- single left-handed! I had all hands to do to avoid a LOL at this very dramatic moment. After the presentation I saw that the whole affair is supended from steel cables and learned that the actresses had the strict instruction to NOT to lean = against the colonnade :)   Pablo Castellanos isn't only a gifted organist / instructor (former = student of Jean Langlais & Andre Fleury) but a great conductor too (he was student of Sergiu Celibidache). Here, his task was rather tricky because the = Orchestra had to play *behind* the scene (the Anna Julia Rojas Hall is for Theatre representations and has no orchestra groove).   During the performance the nuns always kept their eyes beatifically = upturned to heaven. I was fond of this gag- until I discovered that in the rear = upper part of the hall, behind our backs, there was a screen, and on the screen there was the live- projected image of Pablo from behind the scenery, conducting and giving the entries to the actresses!- Further on, spanish subtitulations were projected on another screen at the right side = of the scene. This was quite helpful. Although italian is very similar to spanish I wasn't forced to understand all and everything and a quick = glance now and then kept me on track- of course I had studied the libretto at home before the presentation!   Napoleon Savelli did a good job too. This was his first performance with = an orchestra. But the organ (a digital) was a disappointing affair. It just hold volume with the orchestra but didn't surpass it, although "Napo" Savelli told me that it was deafening behind the scene. The High point for the Organ comes at the very moment when the miracle occurs- when Suor Angelica's suicide is forgiven at last minute before she dies- but = the "King of Instruments" sounded just like another instrument more although Napo used the "Tutti" and wide 'open swell'. I doubt that Mr. Skinner would have stood up and yelled: "Thar she blows"!! :)   Anyway the presentation was a success and all were in High Spirits afterwards. For my junior colleague this could have been a breakthrough- Pablo told him that, in case he did well on "Sour" Angelica :), he would = put him in charge of Saint-Saens' Sixth Symphony organ part. Let's wish him the best!   Cheers Andres =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D First was the cat, then was the Orgler. The Orgler got a pet and the cat got something to wonder about.    
(back) Subject: public domain? From: "Dr. Amy Fleming" <docamy@alltel.net> Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2003 20:03:18 -0600   My daughter wanted to see a copy of Bach's Prelude and Fugue in C minor = BWV 847, the fugue part, to see if she could play it yet. I looked on the public domain site but didn't see it. Am I missing something or is it = just not up there? There were a couple of Inventions also that we did not = see either. Thanks, Amy Fleming    
(back) Subject: brain teaser From: "Dr. Amy Fleming" <docamy@alltel.net> Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2003 20:59:51 -0600   Ok, here is another one to see how sharp you all are. <grin> Actually I really want to know and you were all very helpful in the past. Andrew = Lloyd Webber wrote a piece titled "Variations 1-4" based on a theme by Paganini for Cello and Piano. What is the Paganini piece? I have google searched and come up empty. Maybe another few hours of searching but I thought someone here might know. Thanks, I know this is off topic but it IS music related. Amy    
(back) Subject: brain teaser answer From: "Dr. Amy Fleming" <docamy@alltel.net> Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2003 21:08:29 -0600   Well I finally found it. Caprice in A minor #24. Beautiful, wish I could play it on my violin (they have it arranged) but I'm not nearly at that level! Amy    
(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #4102 - 11/08/03 From: <hydrant@baskerbeagles.com> Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2003 00:59:58 -0500   From: "Charles Peery" <cepeery@earthlink.net> Date: Sat, 8 Nov 2003 08:06:10 -0500   <Somebody just donated a 7-foot Steinway that's to be dedicated in January, with the now-out-of-town donor present in worship.>   I think a very good way to show off the piano would be to use it as an accompanimental instrument with the choir. For this purpose John Rutter's setting of "For the Beauty of the Earth" is wonderful. It's lilting, uses the piano to great advantage and is fun for the choir. Not to mention that I've never met anyone who didn't like the piece (except on the "lists" !!) ;-) .   An organ/piano duet on favorite hymns, or even using the piano and organ to accompany some favorite gospel hymns would be fun and probably much appreciated. But, be careful not to do anything that you don't want to continue doing, or that is out of character with your church's music program.   =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D   Scritchies and Haruffaroo-bahawow...   Unkie Doinky ... aka Bruce and the Baskerbeagles of HowlingAcres = http://baskerbeagles.com HELP FEED ANIMALS FOR FREE http://tinyurl.com/2j5i and = http://pets.care2.com  
(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #4102 - 11/08/03 From: <hydrant@baskerbeagles.com> Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2003 01:15:09 -0500   somebody wrote: < I tried Preludes but Ushers, Deacons and the Nun would walk up to the pulpit microphone and start making announcements, yelling over the organ until I would stop. >   This is easy to deal with. Simply politely pause while the announcement is being made and then continue after the annoucement. Oh yeah.... be sure to hold the chord you were playing when the announcement started until the announcement is over.... and then continue!!! ;-)   My favorite example of this was on a national holiday when a friend was visiting and I wanted to show him a particularly beautiful RC church. We came in just as the offertory hymn was announced ("My Country 'Tis of Thee") by the lector. The organist played the introduction and then began bellowing into her microphone at the console in the gallery. She had sung only a few words when the lector returned to the mike, having forgotten to announce the second collection. The hymn sounded like this:   "My county 'tis of thee, sweet land of lib-the second collection will be for St. Bertha's orphanage please be generous-erty, of thee I sing....."   it was hilarious! but no one seemed to be either surprised or rattled! yeesh!   Scritchies and Haruffaroo-bahawow...   Unkie Doinky ... aka Bruce and the Baskerbeagles of HowlingAcres = http://baskerbeagles.com HELP FEED ANIMALS FOR FREE http://tinyurl.com/2j5i and = http://pets.care2.com  
(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #4105 - 11/09/03 From: <hydrant@baskerbeagles.com> Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2003 02:02:03 -0500   Subject: Ruth Brunner funeral From: "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu>   >The death of our dear departed sister Ruth Brunner is announced in today's Lancaster PA newspapers, as well as her funeral Monday night at 7 p.m. in Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, Lancaster.>   Ruth was such a wonderful lady. I was so impressed with her at the OHS convention. We will miss her dedication, her fine work, and most of all her kind and generous spirit. Her gifts of kindness and dedication will keep her with us in our heart. Scritchies and Haruffaroo-bahawow...   Unkie Doinky ... aka Bruce and the Baskerbeagles of HowlingAcres = http://baskerbeagles.com HELP FEED ANIMALS FOR FREE http://tinyurl.com/2j5i and = http://pets.care2.com  
(back) Subject: Re: public domain? From: "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com> Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2003 01:33:42 -0600   Dr. Amy Fleming wrote:   >My daughter wanted to see a copy of Bach's Prelude and Fugue in C minor = BWV >847, the fugue part, to see if she could play it yet. I looked on the >public domain site but didn't see it. Am I missing something or is it = just >not up there? > Perhaps you could post the location of the public domain site you are referring to. Meantime, most of the public domain sites are "user supported"; if BWV 847 is not up there, it's more than likely because no one has contributed it yet.   I don't remember where you're located, but I have a possisble solution. Take a field trip with your daughter to the nearest college or municipal library with a good music department; they will likely have either the old Bach Gesellschaft, or Neue Bach Ausgabe editions, that your daughter can inspect. After doing this, spend some time looking to see what other treasures might be available.   ns