PipeChat Digest #4408 - Sunday, April 4, 2004
 
LESSENING CHORAL VIBRATO (non-organic, x-post)
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
Re: a Palms-less Palm Sunday
  by <Keys4bach@aol.com>
Re: Aus tiefer Noth...
  by "bgsx" <bgsx52@sympatico.ca>
Re: a Palms-less Palm Sunday
  by <ProOrgo53@aol.com>
"Startling a few people"
  by <ProOrgo53@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: LESSENING CHORAL VIBRATO (non-organic, x-post) From: <ScottFop@aol.com> Date: Sat, 3 Apr 2004 21:26:28 EST   Hello Colleagues   As we enter Holy Week I wanted to send this out and see where it goes. Despite all of the looming Hosannas and Reproaches, I have a concern that = I could use some varied and learned insight with. I cannot post to Choral lists because I cannot reset something dealing with HTML or something like that = on my current computer, so I am trying to get some help from my organist friends = and colleagues.   Do any of you have any specific exercises, vocalizes or pointers that deal =   directly with lessening vibrato? This is mostly a problem with some of my =   sopranos, and one alto in particular.   Last year when I arrived at my new church, the battle was a choir that = tended to sing flat, predominantly in the tenor section. The 12 I inherited have =   grown to 31 and are doing some very fine things. The intonation problem = is now all but gone, and I will attribute that to my bringing them down from the choir loft and rehearsing a capella and with a piano. Now I need to = continue working on lessening the vibrato. They have made great strides, but I = need some real help with this.   One friend colleague that the RSCM "Voice For Life" might be of assistance =   with this problem. However, isn't "Voice for Life" geared more towards = younger voices? He also said that he tells his own choir that they should sing by =   "breathing out through the vowel." This makes good sense.   Any and all assistance and/or suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.   -Scott in Memphis   Scott F. Foppiano Cantantibus organis Caecilia Domino decantabat.    
(back) Subject: Re: a Palms-less Palm Sunday From: <Keys4bach@aol.com> Date: Sat, 3 Apr 2004 21:39:31 EST   In a message dated 4/3/2004 7:26:22 PM Eastern Standard Time, Innkawgneeto@cs.com writes:   > For the first time in ten years, I will NOT play the Faure "The Palms" > tomorrow. > > HALLELUJAH, Praise the Lord!! > >   for the first time in 20 years I GET to play the Palms by Faure   Praise be to the Holy One   dale in florida    
(back) Subject: Re: Aus tiefer Noth... From: "bgsx" <bgsx52@sympatico.ca> Date: Sat, 03 Apr 2004 22:13:49 -0500     http://www.dict.cc/?s=3DAND-%3Cb%3ENOT   "need, poverty, necessity, misery, privation, emergency, want, distress, skeleton, hardship"   Noth does not seem to be a valid German word   ---   http://www.uvm.edu/~classics/faculty/bach/BWV38.html http://www.uvm.edu/~classics/faculty/bach/   "Texts of the Complete Vocal Works with English Translation"   ---   http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=3Do&d=3D96416343   "according to Sposato and other scholars who have spent time with these same sources, Werner consistently mistranscribed and mistranslated passages from the correspondence"   "As a Mendelssohn scholar working in the Bodleian Library, one of the principal repositories of Mendelssohn letters, Ward Jones carries great authority in his negative opinion of Werner's scholarly practice"   ---   http://www.pregnantpause.org/admin/cite.htm   "Anyone who thinks that if it's in print, it must be true, is not only naive, but must also be very confused."   ---   Alicia Zeilenga wrote:   > It's just that when you are a lowly > undergraduate, you figure that you are the one that is wrong, not the > book.   > Eric Werner writes in _Mendelssohn: A New Image of the > Composer and His Age_ "[T]he penitential song _Aus tiefer Noth schrei > ich zu dir_ appears as a powerful _cantus firmus_ in the Second > Sonata...In the developing turbulance of the fugue [Third Sonata], he > lets the the chorale _Aus tiefer Noth_ resound powerfully in the > pedal part."      
(back) Subject: Re: a Palms-less Palm Sunday From: <ProOrgo53@aol.com> Date: Sun, 4 Apr 2004 01:04:08 EST   for me it will be the first time in 15 years, hallelujah!!   Dale G. Rider, M. Sacred Mus., CAGO* Organist (appointed October, 2003) Northern Boulevard United Methodist Church Independence, Missouri 64050 Member --Volunteer Organ Staff Community of Christ (ReorganizedLDS) World Headquarters Independence, Missouri 64051 Auditorium Organ - AEolian-Skinner (1959) 4m/113 rks (EP) Temple Organ - Casavant Freres, Ltd. (1993) 4m/102 rks (tracker) Life Member Hymn Society in the United States and Canada *Colleague (CAGO) and Service Playing Certificates Greater Kansas City Chapter (Dean, 1982-'83) American Guild of Organists    
(back) Subject: "Startling a few people" From: <ProOrgo53@aol.com> Date: Sun, 4 Apr 2004 01:29:51 EST   Someone wrote: "I do have the Dialogue sur les Mixtures, which I might use...also a good piece for startling a few people. "   Is that the mission to which we see ourselves called as Ministers of = Music? I think not, for most of us. The idea of it caught me rather by surprise = : in fact, it took my breath away momentarily, in the "bad" sense of that experience.   Maybe "uplift" "inspire" "bless" "motivate" "move" are words which I =   more traditionally find as my calling as a minister of music.   Agree, disagree?       Dale G. Rider, M. Sacred Mus., CAGO* Organist (appointed October, 2003) Northern Boulevard United Methodist Church Independence, Missouri 64050 Member --Volunteer Organ Staff Community of Christ (ReorganizedLDS) World Headquarters Independence, Missouri 64051 Auditorium Organ - AEolian-Skinner (1959) 4m/113 rks (EP) Temple Organ - Casavant Freres, Ltd. (1993) 4m/102 rks (tracker) Life Member Hymn Society in the United States and Canada *Colleague (CAGO) and Service Playing Certificates Greater Kansas City Chapter (Dean, 1982-'83) American Guild of Organists