PipeChat Digest #4074 - Tuesday, October 28, 2003
 
A wedding, Charlie Daniels and the Grand Prix de Chartres
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
Re: Filing music
  by "Tom Hoehn" <thoehn@theatreorgans.com>
Re: A wedding, Charlie Daniels and the Grand Prix de Chartres
  by "F Richard Burt" <effarbee@verizon.net>
Re: Felix Hell Wins the Battle of Queensbury
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Felix Hell Wins the Battle of Queensbury
  by "leora holcomb" <leh637@yahoo.com>
Re: Filing music
  by "Donna R. Hollis" <donna@dc.ipmail.att.net>
Re: Michael Velting opens new Lively-Fulcher Organ in Nashville (long)
  by "J. Nathan" <jnatpat@infionline.net>
Re: Holy Trinity, Dawley Shropshire, UK
  by "MusicMan" <musicman@cottagemusic.co.uk>
 

(back) Subject: A wedding, Charlie Daniels and the Grand Prix de Chartres From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2003 19:08:08 -0600   A wedding, Charlie Daniels and the Grand Prix de Chartres (A month of weekends)   PART ONE OF TWO     It=92s been a while since I wrote anything of length, and =93if you = don=92t use it, you lose it=94, I am told. Anyway, several things have happened since the two trips out west this summer. I had serious migraines this summer, and in the middle of tests for diagnosis and treatment my doctor=92s wife died under mysterious circumstances, and I was suddenly without a doctor. However, my creative juices were fired by, or in spite of, the intense pain of the headaches, and I wrote a novel between work and times of medicated bedrest. I=92m trying to give myself time = to forget all about it so that I can effectively edit the manuscript before subjecting someone to the misery of reading it. =20   Then around the end of August Rick was summarily demoted to road deputy on the midnight shift, no reason given. I was increasingly bored and disgusted with my job, and distressed at Rick=92s turn of misfortune and scrape with injustice. We were both cast into the dumps, and our depression feasted on the daily circumstances and our trying to work through and understand what was going on with ourselves. Meanwhile, instead of cleaning the house and yards and attending to business as usual on weekends, I was cocooning myself with David Starkey=92s =93Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII=94 and feeling sorry for myself.   During all this turmoil, my brother=92s daughter (the daughter I never had) called and asked what we were doing on October 4, inasmuch as she and her boyfriend had set that as the date of their wedding. We had one month to prepare. So her mother and I sprang into action. She didn=92t want a church wedding - she wanted an outdoor wedding, with family only, so an organ was out of the question. With Rick unavailable to help get the house and yard in shape, our home in the wilderness was similarly not suitable. The niece chose her maternal grandmother=92s home and grounds. =20   I taped some music suitable for wedding prelude, procession and recession, and upon review she said it was all =93too churchy=94. I encouraged her to choose music that was meaningful for her and her fianc=E9e, inasmuch as one hoped to get married only once. So she selected my most hated wedding music of all time: the =93Wedding = Song=94 and the Pachelbel =93Canon in D=94. I swallowed many times, smiled and = said that was great.   So we had a bona fide red-neck wedding, the guest list being kept down to 50. There was a bride=92s cake and a groom=92s case in the shape of = a deer, replete with head and antlers (her husband is an avid hunter). We had catered barbecue with potato salad, cole slaw, baked beans, corn on the cob, and all the trimmings. My niece insisted on serving beer for her fiancee=92s relatives at the reception held at her staunch Southern Baptist grandmother=92s home. I was in charge of providing alternative refreshment/punch, both nonalcoholic and mild sangria. However, my real mission was to prevent any fighting from breaking out. There were several possible fronts. My brother=92s marriage had ended rather acrimoniously, and my sister-in-law had married the man with whom she had had an affair which hastened the demise of the marriage. So I had ex-husband vs. ex-wife, ex-husband vs. new husband, bride vs. mother (over wedding details), possible drunken future in-laws, groom vs. his father (strained relations), a maternal uncle who was disgruntled about giving up his Auburn-Tennessee game seats for a family wedding, and three best friends of the bride who were mad about not being bridesmaids. =20 On the day of the wedding I chauffeured my niece around to assist with last-minute preparations. She bought 76 beers, no more, because she did not want the guests to stay too long, and felt they would stay until all the beer was gone. This proved to be an accurate prediction. Long after most of the guests had left, the groom=92s family stayed drinking beer with the bride and groom. I ordered my brother (father to the bride), and another niece to grab beer and start drinking to help extinguish the supply of alcohol and encourage the guests to go home. =20   Feeling quite satisfied to see the tub empty of beer bottles, we were disconcerted to see the bride fetch another case of beer from under the punch table. Undaunted, I ordered my crew to grab another beer apiece to assist in the destruction and hasten the end of the reception. Again the supply dwindled down, when I noticed that one of the groom=92s relatives pulled up in a huge pick-up truck. Opening a cooler in the back of the truck, he hauled out more beer.   At this point, I conceded defeat, knowing I had met my match and betters in the field of beer-drinking. I kissed the bride and went home, plopped down in front of the TV and watched the last half of the Auburn-Tennessee game.   The next weekend provided yet more festivities, with a bridal shower. We spent Sunday afternoon, October 12, in a room full of my niece=92s = high school and college pals and relatives, and I helped her haul away a multitude of gifts.   Tuesday night after a hard day of work I anticipated a pleasant AGO meeting celebrating the 25th or 30th anniversary of the Schlicker organ at the Naval Air Station=92s Chapel in Pensacola. I actually practiced because I wanted the opportunity to play again after so long. It was actually a fun organ, finished and dedicated before Schlicker Sr. died. Well, after an 80-mile drive I got no more than 4 minutes at the console, but endured some guy playing (or doodling) with EVERY stop pulled. After over 10 minutes of that, I managed to get downstairs and as close to the altar (the furthest point from the organ) as I could. I was pretty discouraged with organists and the AGO on my way home, and pulled out some Van Halen to listen to.   The following weekend I had a brainstorm - my niece and I decided to go the annual Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival in Niceville, Florida, and hear the Charlie Daniels Band on Sunday, October 19. So we braved the booths of food and crafts, so that we could mingle with the =93boggy boys=94. = And the band made sure that the crowd was reminded that Daniels did rock and roll before they were known as a country band, playing music I hadn=92t heard since my record-player bit the dust. And there was not a mullet or a beer in sight.   To be continued . . . .   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com          
(back) Subject: Re: Filing music From: "Tom Hoehn" <thoehn@theatreorgans.com> Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2003 20:38:13 -0500   Glenda et al, I seem to remember seeing a music database program on the Rodgers User = Group website -- I believe Noel Jones who is moderator for that list is a member of this one as well -- how about it Noel? Is it still there? 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 ----- Original Message ----- From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> To: "'PipeChat'" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Monday, October 27, 2003 7:28 PM Subject: RE: Filing music     > May I suggest, in the absence of a particular program that appeals to > you, that you create your own Excel document/system? Then you may > re-sort and organize according to composer, season, title, other fields > (you create your own as you are inputting), whatever strikes your fancy. > > I started my own after Bill Betts was kind enough a few years ago to > show me his system. I've never finished - got through all the Bachs and > the Handels and to the Ms and had to quit. > > Glenda Sutton > gksjd85@direcway.com > > > > > > "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 > >      
(back) Subject: Re: A wedding, Charlie Daniels and the Grand Prix de Chartres From: "F Richard Burt" <effarbee@verizon.net> Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2003 19:52:49 -0600   Hello, Glenda: > I had serious migraines this summer... * * * > So we had a bona fide red-neck wedding... ....and from the description of the setting for this "blessed event," I believe that a migraine headache would have been quite justified. <grins> Now, I'm eager to read Part Two. F. Richard Burt ..  
(back) Subject: Re: Felix Hell Wins the Battle of Queensbury From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2003 21:54:12 -0500   On 10/27/03 8:02 PM, "Stephen Best" <sbest@borg.com> wrote:   > No performer could have reacted with more grace or shown a more = forgiving > spirit than did Felix Hell.   I'm acquainted with Felix. And when he played at my church (for the = wedding of Keith Morgan and Leora Holcomb, of this list), we had organ problems = too (though ALL resolved by curtain time--though it did delay one of his rehearsals). And of him, I can believe exactly what you're saying. He = has every right to be a premiere don (or whatever the male version is), but he is NOT. He seems supernaturally infused with an immense instinct of sheer GRACE (your word, and I agree). Just one very amazingly delightful = person!   Alan    
(back) Subject: Re: Felix Hell Wins the Battle of Queensbury From: "leora holcomb" <leh637@yahoo.com> Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2003 19:25:43 -0800 (PST)   Alan, do you have Felix's schedule for the rest of this year and 2004? We = are going to be doing some traveling and would like to attend some of his = recitals. Lee   Alan Freed <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> wrote:On 10/27/03 8:02 PM, "Stephen = Best" wrote:   > No performer could have reacted with more grace or shown a more = forgiving > spirit than did Felix Hell.   I'm acquainted with Felix. And when he played at my church (for the = wedding of Keith Morgan and Leora Holcomb, of this list), we had organ problems = too (though ALL resolved by curtain time--though it did delay one of his rehearsals). And of him, I can believe exactly what you're saying. He has every right to be a premiere don (or whatever the male version is), but he is NOT. He seems supernaturally infused with an immense instinct of sheer GRACE (your word, and I agree). Just one very amazingly delightful person!   Alan   "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         --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? Exclusive Video Premiere - Britney Spears  
(back) Subject: Re: Filing music From: "Donna R. Hollis" <donna@dc.ipmail.att.net> Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2003 22:26:19 -0500   I have maintained a choral library of approximately 600 titles for over = 8 years using Microsoft Access. You can set up the fields you want to = track, create subsets by whatever category you wish (creating queries), = create reports, as well as export the data to Excel or Word. But I would = recommend some training in using MS Access before beginning if you are = unfamiliar with the program (Dummies for Access is great).   ----- Original Message -----=20 From: Tom Hoehn=20 To: PipeChat=20 Sent: Monday, October 27, 2003 8:38 PM Subject: Re: Filing music     Glenda et al, I seem to remember seeing a music database program on the Rodgers User = Group website -- I believe Noel Jones who is moderator for that list is a = member of this one as well -- how about it Noel? Is it still there? 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 ----- Original Message -----=20 From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> To: "'PipeChat'" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Monday, October 27, 2003 7:28 PM Subject: RE: Filing music     > May I suggest, in the absence of a particular program that appeals = to > you, that you create your own Excel document/system? Then you may > re-sort and organize according to composer, season, title, other = fields > (you create your own as you are inputting), whatever strikes your = fancy. > > I started my own after Bill Betts was kind enough a few years ago to > show me his system. I've never finished - got through all the Bachs = and > the Handels and to the Ms and had to quit. > > Glenda Sutton > gksjd85@direcway.com > > > > > > "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 > >     "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          
(back) Subject: Re: Michael Velting opens new Lively-Fulcher Organ in Nashville (long) From: "J. Nathan" <jnatpat@infionline.net> Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2003 23:49:11 -0600   I was at the concert as well....and continue to be awed by Michael's grace and ease that he plays with. The pieces were just ALMOST under registered in some places, letting the organ speak for itself and not hit us in the face. I wish we had been able to sit closer to the front, as we were just about 3 rows in front of the balcony overhead. It is definitely an instrument worth travelling to see...I cannot wait till the lessons and carols to hear it put to its service playing use.   Jim Patton ----- Original Message ----- From: <DarrylbytheSea@aol.com> To: <PIPORG-L@LISTSERV.ALBANY.EDU> Cc: <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Monday, October 27, 2003 3:25 PM Subject: Michael Velting opens new Lively-Fulcher Organ in Nashville = (long)     > > Hi, Y'all! > > I just wanted to take a few minutes to tell you about another new and wonderful organ here in Nashville. The organ is 2003 Lively-Fulcher of 3-manuals, 60 ranks and 56 stops, and another first for Nashville.      
(back) Subject: Re: Holy Trinity, Dawley Shropshire, UK From: "MusicMan" <musicman@cottagemusic.co.uk> Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2003 08:40:04 -0000   And, John, according to the local media footage which I have seen, quite a nice stained glass window dedicated to St. Ceclia. The organ itself looked so sad, with the guts burnt out of it, and even = the tops of the metal rank of the front-of-case, melted and dripping down in a Dali-esque fashion. My commiserations to the organist. Does anyone know who he/she might be ? Apparently the Police are 'investigating' the cause of the fire (and we = all know what that means).   Harry Grove [a.k.a. 'musicman']   -----Original Message----- From: John Foss <harfo32@yahoo.co.uk> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Date: 26 October 2003 20:57 Subject: Holy Trinity, Dawley Shropshire, UK.     >Dear list, >This post is a bit like "Small earthquake in Chile. >Not many dead", but my eye was caught by an article in >the BBC online under the headline "Historic church >Organ destroyed in arson attack". It referred to the >church of Holy Trinity, Dawley in Shrops which had a 2 >manual organ dating back to 1851 by Sherbourne of Bath >- not a builder I have previously heard of. Looking it >up in NPOR it has the comment "Not an exciting organ". >We don't seem to have many UK members on the list, but >has anyone ever heard of it? >John Foss