PipeChat Digest #4129 - Thursday, November 27, 2003
Re: Book of fiction about organist
  by <Gfc234@aol.com>

(back) Subject: Re: Book of fiction about organist From: <Gfc234@aol.com> Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2003 03:23:10 EST   In a message dated 11/26/2003 6:24:47 PM Central Standard Time, manderusa@earthlink.net writes: Gregory, Sir,   As a penance for those remarks, I hereby sentence you to learn and play in =   public the Toccata, Schlafes Bruder. It's published by Schott.   Let me know when it happens, and I'll be there.   I did enjoy the movie, helped by the fact that I knew the Toccata (not to play!!) before I saw it. It is a big fantasy, and if you see it that way, = it makes some sense, and tacky becomes less tacky.   Happy Thanksgiving,   Malcolm Dearest Malcolm and Ron,   In no way did I attack the music. I saw that movie two or three years ago-and don't remember much except for the tasteless impersonation of an = organist. Because of that movie, I am sure that many people who have never seen an organ played before now think that playing the instrument is about being = wild and out of control, bobbing heads, hands, fingers, and feet flailing, smoke = coming out etc....plain and simple, its disrespectful to the instrument and insulting to people who play it. All of us know that good players sit = almost perfectly still, and are very controlled while playing etc....I don't = think I need to go into this any further.   Happy Thanksgiving- gfc     Gregory Ceurvorst M.M. Organ Performance Student Northwestern University Director of Music and Organist St. Peter's U.C.C. Frankfort, IL 847.332.2788 home 708.243.2549 mobile gfc234@aol.com