PipeChat Digest #4410 - Monday, April 5, 2004
 
Website
  by "Travis L. Evans" <tlevans95@charter.net>
Re: a Palms-less Palm Sunday
  by <OMusic@aol.com>
Re: Website
  by "Frances Meyers" <jack-fran1@cox.net>
Re: Aus tiefer Noth...
  by "Dick Meckstroth" <support@opensystemsorgans.com>
Re: Vibrato and Pastoral Care
  by "bobelms" <bobelms@westnet.com.au>
Re: a Palms-less Palm Sunday
  by <Innkawgneeto@cs.com>
Re: PipeChat Digest #4409 - 04/04/04
  by "GARY JENKINS" <gary.jenkins6@verizon.net>
Easter Sunday
  by <OMusic@aol.com>
Re: Aus tiefer Noth...
  by "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org>
 

(back) Subject: Website From: "Travis L. Evans" <tlevans95@charter.net> Date: Sun, 4 Apr 2004 20:10:01 -0500   I was bored after church today and did a small website that has a tiny = bit of info. There is one MP3 on the 'About the Organ' page. =20   http://webpages.charter.net/tlevans95   Travis    
(back) Subject: Re: a Palms-less Palm Sunday From: <OMusic@aol.com> Date: Sun, 4 Apr 2004 21:33:08 EDT   Keith and I played "Open The Gates of the Temple" for piano and organ = duet, with Keith on the piano. It went very well and I feel was worshipful for = the congregation. We played it in a rather subdued style. Lee    
(back) Subject: Re: Website From: "Frances Meyers" <jack-fran1@cox.net> Date: Sun, 4 Apr 2004 19:09:11 -0700   Travis!! Your improvisation is great. I closed my eyes and leaned back = and listened with my quadraphonic speakers on my Dell. I am an organist = at an ELCA church and we also have a hybrid pipe/digital although not as = impressive as yours. Good luck in your career and keep up the good work = in keeping organ music alive.=20 ----- Original Message -----=20 From: Travis L. Evans=20 To: PipeChat=20 Sent: Sunday, April 04, 2004 6:10 PM Subject: Website     I was bored after church today and did a small website that has a tiny = bit of info. There is one MP3 on the 'About the Organ' page. =20   http://webpages.charter.net/tlevans95   Travis    
(back) Subject: Re: Aus tiefer Noth... From: "Dick Meckstroth" <support@opensystemsorgans.com> Date: Sun, 4 Apr 2004 22:11:33 -0400   ---- Original message ---- >From: "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org> >Subject: Re: Aus tiefer Noth...   I'm not sure when the spelling reform occurred that eliminated the extraneous "h" from many such words   Extraneous? I beg your pardon!   Dick Meckstroth  
(back) Subject: Re: Vibrato and Pastoral Care From: "bobelms" <bobelms@westnet.com.au> Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2004 10:26:31 +0800   Surely you can't be serious, Bud. We have Elders in our denomination plus ministers who look after pastoral care. The last thing I need is a responsibility to train in pastoral care. Of course I give what help I can to any of my choir who request help, but such an eventuality would be very rare. I can't remember ever being called upon to assist in this way. Bob Elms.   ----- Original Message ----- From: <quilisma@cox.net> To: <anglican-music@list.stsams.org>; "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Monday, April 05, 2004 3:50 AM Subject: Vibrato and Pastoral Care     > I don't quite know where to start, so I guess I'll start by saying that > a seminary course in PASTORAL CARE should be REQUIRED of ALL church > musicians.    
(back) Subject: Re: a Palms-less Palm Sunday From: <Innkawgneeto@cs.com> Date: Sun, 4 Apr 2004 23:03:06 EDT   I DID play "The Holy City" as a prelude today at both services, before the =   congregation filed out for the procession.   So while I may not enjoy "The Palms" anymore, I certainly have no qualms = with golden oldies.   Neil by the Windy Bay.    
(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #4409 - 04/04/04 From: "GARY JENKINS" <gary.jenkins6@verizon.net> Date: Sun, 4 Apr 2004 22:00:26 -0500      
(back) Subject: Vibrato and Pastoral Care From: <quilisma@cox.net> Date: Sun, 04 Apr 2004 12:50:59 -0700   I don't quite know where to start, so I guess I'll start by saying that a seminary course in PASTORAL CARE should be REQUIRED of ALL church musicians.   I've never been in a position where I could screen VOLUNTEERS. Nor have I ever been in a position where I could DISMISS volunteers at will.   When I was organist/choirmaster at Christ Episcopal Church in Dallas in the 1970s, I had a DELIGHTFUL professionally-trained soprano, age 80, who had been soloist at Park Ave. Synagogue in NYC, the Cathedral in St. Louis, etc. etc. etc. ... she KNEW she no longer had the breath control ... she sang softly and tried her best to blend.   One day, she came up to me and said, "Bud, I'd like to sing the Rossini 'Inflammatus' one more time before I die ... can you transpose it down without spoiling the choir parts?"   I said, "sure," and we did it, to everyone's delight. She died not long after.   Now, my point: neither faith nor morals were offended by my doing that. It made her happy, the congregation loved it, and the choir had fun learning the choral parts.   Someone remarked on one of the lists that music should never be chosen for "sentimental" reasons. I disagree. Yes, faith IS intellectual, but it is also emotional. If PASTORAL CARE demands that I play "In the Garden" or "Jesus Loves Me", I won't hesitate to do it.   An elderly couple once requested that "La Mer" be played at their 50th anniversary Mass. They told me the story ... they had danced to it the night before he shipped out to fight in Korea. I improvised a chorale-prelude on it at Communion, and then gave it the full "Mighty Wurlitzer" treatment for the postlude, vibratos throbbing (grin). Everybody who knew the story was touched by the gesture. It didn't cost me anything, other than some practice time to work up the theatre organ styling.   Oh, I was taught the austere objective approach to liturgy and music well and truly in the 1960s. I've lived long enough to see how that approach can HURT people. My soprano in Dallas LIVED to sing in the choir ... it was virtually the only time she got out of the house. I wouldn't have been much of a PASTORAL musician if I'd denied her that. HER well-being WAS more important than the sound of the choir.   One of the things I've learned in 50 years of being a church organist is that PEOPLE come first.   Cheers,   Bud       THANK YOU! This message is extremely valuable!   Gary  
(back) Subject: Easter Sunday From: <OMusic@aol.com> Date: Sun, 4 Apr 2004 23:27:23 EDT   Easter Sunday I am doing the following for the Prelude: O Sacred Head Now Wounded, arr. Mickelson The Last Supper by Jaromir Weinberger (From 6 Bible Poems, 1939) The Holy City   For the Postlude: Hallelujah Chorus   The choir is doing a cantata and the pianist and I are doing a duet (which =   isn't etched in stone, yet).    
(back) Subject: Re: Aus tiefer Noth... From: "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org> Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2004 01:50:32 -0400   > I'm not sure when the spelling reform occurred that eliminated the=20 > extraneous "h" from many such words=20 >=20 > Extraneous? I beg your pardon! >=20 > Dick Meckstroth   Well, I reckon the othographical reformists must have thought they = were! Names, of course, were excluded, sehr geehrter Herr Meckstroth. =20   At one time, the extra h's served a purpose for uniting Low German and = High German orthographies and dialects, and iirc, Martin Luther = had something to do with that so that his Bible translation could be = more widely read and understood. =20   Tsch=FC=DFli! =20 TommyLee=20 =00