PipeChat Digest #4050 - Tuesday, October 14, 2003
Wed Noon Recital: Madison, WI 30th Anniversary
  by "Mike Franch" <mike6514@hotmail.com>
Recital Announcement - Phoenix, AZ - 10/18/2003
  by <swiberg@cox.net>
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
fair employment practices
  by <quilisma@cox.net>
Recital in Brooklyn (Ohio that is)
  by "Mike Gettelman" <mike3247@earthlink.net>
another music search --
  by "Tom Hoehn" <thoehn@theatreorgans.com>

(back) Subject: Wed Noon Recital: Madison, WI 30th Anniversary From: "Mike Franch" <mike6514@hotmail.com> Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2003 09:05:53 -0500   Celebrating the 30th Year of Wednesday noon Organ Concerts At Luther Memorial Church 1021 University Avenue, Madison with Three Programs by Organist Bruce A. Bengtson     ~~~~~~~     November 5 Music by J. S. Bach Nun Danket alle Gott Trio on Allein Gott in der H=F6h sei Ehr O mensch bewein dein S=FCnde gross Prelude and Fugue in B minor     November 12 Dialogue ~ Louis Marchand (1669-1732) Sonata Ero=EFca (Op. 94) ~ Joseph Jongen (1873-1953)     November 19 Sonata on the 94th Psalm ~Julius Reubke (1834-1858)     For more information, you can email Bruce at brucea@inxpress.net   Mike Franch Madison, WI   _________________________________________________________________ Get McAfee virus scanning and cleaning of incoming attachments. Get = Hotmail Extra Storage! http://join.msn.com/?PAGE=3Dfeatures/es    
(back) Subject: Recital Announcement - Phoenix, AZ - 10/18/2003 From: <swiberg@cox.net> Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2003 13:07:51 -0400   For those of you in the Phoenix, Arizona area, I will be performing a rec= ital this coming Saturday. Here are the details:   Steve Wiberg, Organist Saturday, October 18, 4:00 p.m. Iglesia Episcopal San Pablo (formerly St. Paul's Episcopal) 2801 N. 31st St., Phoenix AZ   The program for this recital is as follows:   Prelude and Fugue in D Major, BWV 532 -- J. S. Bach =   Concerto in B-flat -- Johann Walther =   Tuba Tune in D, Op. 15 -- C. S. Lang =   Adagio from Sonata #1 -- Felix Mendelssohn =   Toccata in G -- Theodore DuBois =   Carillon (1989) -- William Mathias =   M=E4ssig Bewegt from Sonata #2 -- Paul Hindemith =   Bolero de Concert, Op. 166 -- Lefebure-Wely =   Benedictus, Op. 59, no. 9 -- Max Reger =   Toccata and Fugue in D minor -- J. S. Bach =     A suggested donation of $5 is kindly requested at the door. All donation= s received will be given to the Joshua Tree Feeding Program, a non-profit= organization which provides meals and groceries to individuals with HIV/= AIDS in the Phoenix area.   Thank you,   Steve Wiberg Phoenix, AZ swiberg@cox.net      
(back) Subject: ORGAN RECITAL IN MEMPHIS THIS SUNDAY (x post) From: <ScottFop@aol.com> Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2003 13:53:59 EDT   Hello All   Just a reminder notice. I wanted to notify you of a recital that I will be=20 playing here in Memphis on Sunday, October 19 at 4:00 PM.=A0 The recital wil= l be=20 at The Church of St. Peter, Adams Avenue at 3rd Street in downtown Memphis.= =A0=20   As Jane Smedley, St. Peter's Organist-Choirmaster and my hostess said:=A0 th= is=20 will be my "Memphis Premier Performance" since returning to my home town in=20 April.=A0 The last time I performed here in recital was in 1985.   The instrument is the magnificent 4 manual Casavant-Fr=E9res pipe organ whic= h=20 was built and installed in St. Peter's Church in 1923.=A0 It is a fabulous=20 example of that firm's work during that period and was completely and meticu= lously=20 restored by Casavant in the early 1990's.=A0 It even still plays off of its=20 sumptuous French terraced console.=A0 In addition to the organ, the church i= s=20 something one simply must see in person.=A0=20   The repertoire will be:   Miniature Suite for Organ (John Ireland) -Intrada -Villanella -Menuetto Impromptu   Elegy in B-Flat (Sir George Thalben Ball)   Prelude and Fugue in D Major, BWV 532 (Johann Sebastian Bach)   Will o'the Wisp (Allegretto Scherzando for Organ by Gordon Balch Nevin)   Sortie (E-Flat by Louis James Alfred Lefebure Wely)   Two Communions on Traditional Melodies (Everett Titcomb) -Adoro te devote -Ave Verum   Choral No. 1 in E Major (Cesar Franck)   It would be great to see some of you there, and I certainly do look forward=20 to performing what is actually my first serious full length recital here in=20= my=20 home town, and that is very exciting to me!=A0 If you are anywhere nearby on= =20 that day, please do try to attend and hear this wonderful organ.=A0 It would= indeed=20 be great to see you there!   -Scott   Scott F. Foppiano Cantantibus organis Caecilia Domino decantabat.    
(back) Subject: fair employment practices From: <quilisma@cox.net> Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2003 16:30:58 -0700   This article has been hanging around in my files for awhile ... with all the chaos created by my own "creative dismissal," I must have forgotten to post it.   Cheers,   Bud       Editorial June 29   Two Towers   When musicians gather, they do just what one would expect: They listen to and create beautiful music. This is certainly what took place at the Association of Anglican Musicians (AAM) Conference in Atlanta, beginning with a Herbert Howells recital by Bruce Neswick on St. Philip's Cathedral's =C6olian-Skinner, ending with Janette Fishell's prelude to the =   concluding Eucharist, Maurice Durufl=E9's Veni Creator, on the Austin/Zimmer at St. Luke's.   But because this was a conference of church music, performance is not the highest priority. The conference theme was "Justice, Love, and Relationships in the Workplace," an ambitious agenda that stressed pastoral and educational roles. A presentation on the choir as a worshipping community brought suggestions on prayers and brief meditations before or after rehearsals, and on how that community and its leader cares for its members.   The professional concerns discussions highlighted the fact that the church musician's position is still, even after resolutions by several General Conventions on the rights and concerns of lay employees, precarious, at times alarmingly so. Just recently there has been another spate of firings of organist/choirmasters, many without any warning or explanation. Sometimes the musician receives a few weeks' notice; all too often it's, "After this Sunday's Evensong, clean out your office. And don't leave those old shoes behind."     The importance - the simple justice - of fair contracts and a clear process of conflict resolution is of vital importance for those charged with, and educated to, the continuing of excellent music in our services. Church musicians wish to be treated as the professionals they are. We hope General Convention will renew and strengthen the means of making the organists' jobs as secure as their arpeggios.          
(back) Subject: Recital in Brooklyn (Ohio that is) From: "Mike Gettelman" <mike3247@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2003 20:32:02 -0400   Greetings My Friends, I was pleased to catch Penny Lorenz's announcement last week of Dr. Craig Cramer playing a recital very close to my home. I have wanted to hear Dr. Cramer for some time since learning of his connection with Notre Dame University, and hearing praise for his playing from others. I read the announcement so fast that I missed the part about the organ being a Gober Tracker. I guess I just assumed it would be a big romantic instrument, so was a bit startled when I got to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, and learned it was a II/24 Tracker tuned in Kellner 1/5 Comma Meantone. I had only heard recordings of meantone organs up to this point, so now have become truly baptized. I must say that this particular temperament is rather gentle compared to some of those recordings I heard, and does wonderful things to the performance of Bach. There's a kind of smooth, edge less quality to this organ's sound, and I found myself enjoying it rather much. The specification is rather interesting too.   HAUPTWERK OBERWERK PEDAL Bourdon 16 Rohrflote 8'' Prinzipal 16' Prinzipal 8' Traversflote 8' Subbass 16' Viola da Gamba 8' Koppelflote 4' Octav 8' Gedackt 8' Spitzflote 2' (from Prinzipal 16') Rohrflote 4' Sesquialtera II Quinte 5 1/3 Octav 4' Dulzian 8' Choralbass 4' Quinte 2 2/3 Nactchorn 2' Octav 2' Posaune 16' Mixtur IV Trompete 8' Trompete 8' (from Posaune 16')   The program ranged from the Neumeister Chorales and the Prelude and Fugue in G major by J.S.Bach, Sonata No. 1 in F Minor by Mendelssohn, Aria in A Minor with 15 Variations by J.C. Bach, to several works by composers new to me including a Spaniard named Francisco Correa de Arauxo, and another by Adolph Hess.   Dr. Cramer played with I might characterize as "scholarly restraint", yet the performance was quite enjoyable and the meantone tuning seemed to add a certain spice. I would imagine that literature performed on this organ must be carefully chosen, although the pieces with which I was familiar, and had only heard in equal Temperament previously, still sounded wonderful to my ear. As I surveyed the rather small audience attending the recital, I noticed Professor David Boe from Oberlin College, and a small group of Oberlin student organists whom I was familiar with from attending the Friday Night Organ Pumps at Oberlin. I should have imagined that Professor Boe with his love for meantone trackers (particularly the meantone Brumbaugh tracker at Fairchild Chapel on the Oberlin campus) would find his way to a recital on a similar instrument. I was also not surprised to learn that Professor Boe and Dr. Cramer are long time friends. So, I had an interesting and unique experience even though I was mentally prepared for something else. Along with my friend Rich Blacklock, I truly love a big organ going full tilt and giving me goose bumps, but I am also learning to appreciate the intimacy and clarity of a small instrument doing literature for which it was intended, and played by someone sensitive enough and skilled enough to bring out the best this instrument has to offer. I think Dr. Cramer did just that Saturday night in Brooklyn (Ohio that is).   Cheers Mike Gettelman        
(back) Subject: another music search -- From: "Tom Hoehn" <thoehn@theatreorgans.com> Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 03:12:34 -0400   To the list:   I'm looking for Veradero (as recorded by George Wright) also -- Powerhouse and Hoedown from Rodeo in sheet music form. Thanks in advance   Tom Hoehn, Organist http://theatreorgans.com/tomhoehn Roaring Twenties Pizza and Pipes (substitute)(4/42 Wurlitzer) First United Methodist Church, Clearwater, FL (4/98 Ruffati/Wicks/Rodgers) CFTOS/Manasota/OATOS/HiloBay/CIC-ATOS/VotS-ATOS/Dairyland-ATOS/AGO