PipeChat Digest #4051 - Wednesday, October 15, 2003
 
Past issues of The American Organist free for the taking
  by "Fran Walker" <fwalker@northwestern.edu>
AGO Issues Snatched up; John Wesley B-day celebration?
  by "Fran Walker" <fwalker@northwestern.edu>
Keys with flats
  by "Alicia Zeilenga" <azeilenga@theatreorgans.com>
IRC
  by <quilisma@cox.net>
Re: Keys with flats
  by "Paul" <pianoman1@ntlworld.com>
 

(back) Subject: Past issues of The American Organist free for the taking From: "Fran Walker" <fwalker@northwestern.edu> Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 09:28:16 -0500   Chatters, I have several past issues of The American Organist magazine = free for the taking, from the last 4-5 years, as I can remember. Some are a = bit water logged from bath tub reading, but the content is there. If any of you live near Glencoe, IL or Evanston, IL, I could have them for you to pick up at Northwestern U. or NS Methodist, my places of employment, or if =   you want me to UPS Ground them to you, the cost would probably be well under $10 (?).   Fran Walker Evanston, IL    
(back) Subject: AGO Issues Snatched up; John Wesley B-day celebration? From: "Fran Walker" <fwalker@northwestern.edu> Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 12:34:11 -0500   Chatters, thanks for all your emails offering to take past issues of the American Organist off my hands; they have indeed been snatched up by the first person that emailed me back. Glad they'll no longer just sit gathering dust in my closet!! ALSO, N.S. Methodist in Glencoe, IL noted the 300th b-day of John Wesley at the Sept. 30 service. Did any = Methodists churches in this group note this? Did you have special music/hymns at = your service? I played arrangements of hymns with texts translated by John Wesley, but I must say they weren't the most exciting pieces in the world. I should have asked you guys for ideas in August! Too late now, and no next time! ;-)   Fran     ************************************************** Fran Walker (fwalker@northwestern.edu) Organist, North Shore United Methodist Church Glencoe, IL 847-835-1227 http://www.gbgm-umc.org/northshoreumc/      
(back) Subject: Keys with flats From: "Alicia Zeilenga" <azeilenga@theatreorgans.com> Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 17:14:37 -0500   Hello,   I was talking to the music director at my home parish today and she told me something that somewhat confused me. She said that it is easier to sing in flat keys (like Db) than in other keys because of the way the harmonic series is and the way the equal temperment system is set up. At least, that is what I understood from what she said. Does anyone know what she could be talking about?   Alicia Zeilenga Sub-Dean AGO@UI "Santa Caecilia, ora pro nobis"      
(back) Subject: IRC From: <quilisma@cox.net> Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 18:51:12 -0700   I'm on.   Bud      
(back) Subject: Re: Keys with flats From: "Paul" <pianoman1@ntlworld.com> Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2003 09:12:05 +0100   Hello,   I am not sure what your musical director means exactly, but from personal experience I have always felt more comfortable plaing in flat keys on the keyboard (although I am no singer). For example, I am much more = comfortable in Eb Major than I am D# Major for some odd reason as they are enharmonic equivilants! If I am asked to play a piece of music in the key of D# = Major, I always pretend it is in Eb Major as I can sight read it much easier. My old piano teacher (very highly qualified from the Royal School of Music - London) once told me that she also found flat keys much more comfortable, but could never really explain why.   Any comments on this would be interesting.   Paul.     ----- Original Message ----- From: "Alicia Zeilenga" <azeilenga@theatreorgans.com> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Tuesday, October 14, 2003 11:14 PM Subject: Keys with flats     > Hello, > > I was talking to the music director at my home parish today and she told > me something that somewhat confused me. She said that it is easier to > sing in flat keys (like Db) than in other keys because of the way the > harmonic series is and the way the equal temperment system is set up. = At > least, that is what I understood from what she said. Does anyone know > what she could be talking about? > > Alicia Zeilenga > Sub-Dean AGO@UI > "Santa Caecilia, ora pro nobis" > > > "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 > > >