PipeChat Digest #4411 - Monday, April 5, 2004
 
Re: Alleluias in Lent
  by <Keys4bach@aol.com>
Re: TAO April Cover!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
  by <Keys4bach@aol.com>
Re: Creston and Cleveland AGO
  by "Richard Hazelip" <rhazelip1@yahoo.com>
Re: Creston and Cleveland AGO
  by "M Fox" <ophicleide16@direcway.com>
Re: clever cats / dogs ..... Now Parrots
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
readings and a chuckle or two
  by "Richard Hazelip" <rhazelip1@yahoo.com>
Creston/Maureen Harris
  by "Richard Hazelip" <rhazelip1@yahoo.com>
RE: Vibrato and Pastoral Care
  by "Andr=E9s G=FCnther" <agun@telcel.net.ve>
National Nathem during consecration
  by "Andr=E9s G=FCnther" <agun@telcel.net.ve>
RE: Will the real "Earth Day" stand up?
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: clever cats / dogs ..... Now Parrots
  by "bobelms" <bobelms@westnet.com.au>
Creston correction
  by "Richard Hazelip" <rhazelip1@yahoo.com>
Re: a Palms-less Palm Sunday
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: PipeChat Digest #4408 - 04/04/04
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
RE: TAO April Cover!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
  by "Storandt, Peter" <pstorandt@okcu.edu>
Re: Vibrato and Pastoral Care
  by "Richard Huggins" <huggins88@yahoo.com>
Re: readings and a chuckle or two
  by <DERREINETOR@aol.com>
RE: Britain's best organists are lured to America by higher wages
  by "Emmons, Paul" <PEMMONS@wcupa.edu>
"this should have been planned last summer..."
  by "Fran Walker" <fwalker@northwestern.edu>
RE: Flag near altar (Re: Earth Day)
  by "Emmons, Paul" <PEMMONS@wcupa.edu>
RE: "Startling a few people"
  by "Emmons, Paul" <PEMMONS@wcupa.edu>
RE: readings and a chuckle or two
  by "Emmons, Paul" <PEMMONS@wcupa.edu>
Re: "Startling a few people"
  by <Keys4bach@aol.com>
RE: Website
  by "Emmons, Paul" <PEMMONS@wcupa.edu>
Re: Flag near altar (Re: Earth Day)
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: "Startling a few people"
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Alleluias in Lent From: <Keys4bach@aol.com> Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2004 07:44:20 EDT   In a message dated 4/4/2004 5:42:12 PM Eastern Standard Time,=20 acfreed0904@earthlink.net writes:   > But is there a =E2=80=9Cbut=E2=80=9D? =20   ah, no. My presby rearing and methodist training wont let me get up tight=20 about "H's" during Lent. I am willing to have none during the week and no l= ights=20 on after friday until the vigil though.<G>   dale in Florida    
(back) Subject: Re: TAO April Cover!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY... From: <Keys4bach@aol.com> Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2004 07:46:45 EDT   In a message dated 4/4/2004 6:12:09 PM Eastern Standard Time, gksjd85@direcway.com writes:   > , but when I saw that photo . . . . > >   i will go to LA but i not signing up for the concert of french fries. if = it is going strong in 5 years and proves a lasting piece of ART and MUSIC i = shall render myself totally warped and proceed with the shepherds friend Haste, = and hear it forthwith.   into art deco not decorating with pipes syndrome....   dale in Florida    
(back) Subject: Re: Creston and Cleveland AGO From: "Richard Hazelip" <rhazelip1@yahoo.com> Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2004 06:33:11 -0700 (PDT)   Hello Michael! Thanks. Your assistance was great appreciated and this gesture is most = kind! Richard        
(back) Subject: Re: Creston and Cleveland AGO From: "M Fox" <ophicleide16@direcway.com> Date: Mon, 05 Apr 2004 06:37:18 -0700   Richard,   Thanks, and sorry about posting to the list -- one of these days I'll = learn to look before sending.   Michael   ----- Original Message ----- From: Richard Hazelip To: PipeChat Sent: Monday, April 05, 2004 6:33 AM Subject: Re: Creston and Cleveland AGO     Hello Michael!   Thanks. Your assistance was great appreciated and this gesture is most = kind!   Richard      
(back) Subject: Re: clever cats / dogs ..... Now Parrots From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2004 06:46:10 -0700 (PDT)   Hello,   What a critic!   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK   --- Gfc234@aol.com wrote: > I have a Sulfur Crested Cockatoo > .......every time I sing a hymn to check a > tempo-he starts screaming! What a riot!       __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Small Business $15K Web Design Giveaway http://promotions.yahoo.com/design_giveaway/  
(back) Subject: readings and a chuckle or two From: "Richard Hazelip" <rhazelip1@yahoo.com> Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2004 06:52:01 -0700 (PDT)   This year's Palm Sunday readings went off almost without a hitch. Out of = the five masses that I attend, Pilate found Jesus guilty rather than not = guilty at three of the masses. Jesus had to endure only one set of = buffets (buffays), and spitting was not mispronounced at all! Despite our tasteful new signs enjoining people to turn off their (insert = your favorite expletive here) phones and pagers, a phone went off during = mass Sunday evening. (Fortunately for the phoned person, this was during = the homily rather than during the consecration when most other people are = called). The priest was quite kind about it, recalling that his phone = went off one time during the mass and boy was he ever embarrassed, then = went on to telling a quip by Sam Levinson (sp?) about the fact that a = woman gives birth every six or seven seconds in the US - - someone stop = that woman! (This is the same priest who would tell EVERYONE to kneel, = then stop dead in his tracks at the altar until total compliance was = attained!) Anyway, other than the fact that my no-longer-small frame does not = tolerate long periods of standing, I survived this set of readingsl. Any creative pronunciations of words to share? Richard Hazelip    
(back) Subject: Creston/Maureen Harris From: "Richard Hazelip" <rhazelip1@yahoo.com> Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2004 06:55:30 -0700 (PDT)   In my desperate search for all things Creston, I have been directed to a = woman named Maureen Harris who was at one time the musician at St. = Malachy's Church (the Actor's Chapel) in NYC. Is there someone who knows = how to reach her? Please let me know offline if you wish. I can be = contacted here or at musicman@quik.com. Thanks!   Richard Hazelip    
(back) Subject: RE: Vibrato and Pastoral Care From: "Andr=E9s G=FCnther" <agun@telcel.net.ve> Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2004 08:02:09 -0400   Andres Gunther agun@telcel.net.ve   Bud wrote:     > 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.   Agree. Church musicians are Ministers. Minister's task is Pastoral. About the due pastoral tasks read the Godspell.   > 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. SNIP > One of the things I've learned in 50 years of being a church organist is > that PEOPLE come first.   AMEN to that, and thanks a lot.   Yours Andres =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D First was the cat, then was the Orgler. The Orgler got a pet and the cat got something to wonder about.      
(back) Subject: National Nathem during consecration From: "Andr=E9s G=FCnther" <agun@telcel.net.ve> Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2004 10:03:59 -0400   Andres Gunther agun@telcel.net.ve   Randoph Runyon asked:   > I wonder what the Pope thinks of this. Imagine The Star-Spangled Banner played during communion.   Not communion, CONSECRATION! After 130 years the Pope should know; but I never heard of an official statement by The Vatican. Since our Bishops and Monsignorii are the first in demand the National Anthem during = conscration, I guess it's oficially accepted however.   The explanation probably lies in the following history background: Guzman Blanco secularized the church, closed down convents and expelled = the religious orders with merciless, brutal methods. Churches and convent buildings were razed and substituted by public buildings or converted into government offices. The former "Santisima Trinidad Church" was converted into National Pantheon.   To the other side, at instance of his very religious wife, Guzman Blanco later on built new churches and embellished existing ones and imported The Best from the best from France for their internal ornamentation- = *including the first Cavaille-Coll organs*; because the General was a fervient francophile. For the First Communion of his two daughters he ordered to rebuild the former San Lazaro Church in record time. It had to be a copy of the Sainte Chapelle in Paris and even was named so: "Santa Capilla".   The Church and the People feared a divinal punishment and made an = atonement. Venezuela was oficially dedicated to and declared as "Nation of the = Holiest Sacrament". Guzman Blanco's decree to play the National Anthem for Consecration fits in precisely for that: Locally, our N.A. is the Holiest Sacrament's Anthem too!   Weird?- Nope. Typical for the deep embedded hispano-american catholicism. And a smart way to make bridges over troubled waters :)   Alan Freed asks:   > Oh, isn't THAT wonderful? Does it have to be played "audibly"?   Yes, with all reeds and mixtures, swellbox open and octave couplers on. If the choir gallery shakes, the better! A pity we don't have chamades...   I cringe inwards every time since my parents came from a country where several MM people were killed mercelessly "In the Name of the Fatherland". Therefore all exagerated patriotism is revulsive for me- but my fellow countrymen don't have such a historical trauma and feel happy. More with = the cited historical background!   Yours Andres =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D First was the cat, then was the Orgler. The Orgler got a pet and the cat got something to wonder about.      
(back) Subject: RE: Will the real "Earth Day" stand up? From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2004 06:57:13 -0700 (PDT)   Hello,   "Rogation Sunday" was, of course, based on a previous pagan festival.   The church adopted many of those pagan festivals, and called them Christian.   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK   --- Will Light <will.light@btinternet.com> wrote: > Oh! You've made it all clear now Alan - they are > talking about ROGATION > Sunday!!! Why didn't they SAY so?     __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Small Business $15K Web Design Giveaway http://promotions.yahoo.com/design_giveaway/  
(back) Subject: Re: clever cats / dogs ..... Now Parrots From: "bobelms" <bobelms@westnet.com.au> Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2004 22:02:15 +0800   They are natives of Australia and are very smart birds. We have also the black cockatoos - a large bird with either a white or a red underwing. = These sit in flocks in the pine trees and drop the cones on anyone sitting underneath. Bob ELms. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Monday, April 05, 2004 9:46 PM Subject: Re: clever cats / dogs ..... Now Parrots > > I have a Sulfur Crested Cockatoo > > .......every time I sing a hymn to check a > > tempo-he starts screaming! What a riot! >    
(back) Subject: Creston correction From: "Richard Hazelip" <rhazelip1@yahoo.com> Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2004 07:04:53 -0700 (PDT)   I meant Maureen Morgan, not Maureen Harris. Maureen Morgan was the = musician at St. Malachy's in NYC some time after Paul Creston was there. Anyway, I need to visit with her if someone can be kind enough to provide = contact information. Richard Hazelip    
(back) Subject: Re: a Palms-less Palm Sunday From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2004 08:07:21 -0700 (PDT)   Hello,   Here is a delightful true story concerning a very, very good Irish-catholic priest who, in spite of wonderful personal qualities and a heart of gold, would often say unfortunate things or stumble over his words.   If he had any faults at all, they were few, but he DID tend to ask for money quite frequently, and seldom needed an excuse for a second-collection at Morning Mass.   There we were, all waving palm leaves about on Palm Sunday, and the Mass was almost ended. Our priest (now sadly deceased) stepped forward to give the blessing, but in a moment of inspiration, began to address the congregation in his thick Southern Irish accent.   "Now then, to-day is Palm Sunday, when our Lord entered t'e city in triumph. So dis mornin' we've given yous all palms, because dat's what we do on Palm Sunday. Now then.....as yous all know, we're only a small parish, and so, to cover the cost of dese palms, we're going to have a second collection, BECAUSE I DON'T YOUS ALL TO T'INK DAT DESE T'INGS GROW ON TREES!"   I swear that people were sobbing in the pews with laughter, and both the blessing and the final voluntary were sorely short of seriousness!!   The same man....a linguistic magician.....invited the "Sisters of Mercy" to talk to us one Sunday, when they talked about a partnership with the charity "War on want" and the starving in the third-world.   Summing up the sombre appeal of the nuns, our man stepped forwards for the inevitable second-collection announcement, and in the final sentence assured everyone with, "I promise yous all, that every penny we collect dis mornin' will go to towards the third-world-war."   Aaaaah! How we miss him!   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK   PS: That's one for Mark Turnbull!!   __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Small Business $15K Web Design Giveaway http://promotions.yahoo.com/design_giveaway/  
(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #4408 - 04/04/04 From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 05 Apr 2004 11:09:22 -0400   On 4/4/04 8:34 PM, "Larry Wheelock" <llwheels@mac.com> wrote:   > Was it not Martin Luther who described 2 of the missions of the church = as "to > comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable?" > It's an excellent line. I first heard it attributed to Reinhold Niebuhr. But that may be wrong too, of course.   Alan    
(back) Subject: RE: TAO April Cover!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY From: "Storandt, Peter" <pstorandt@okcu.edu> Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2004 10:16:11 -0500   I've been to the hall, but not heard the organ. I can't wait to rectify that situation!   Peter   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of Glenda Sent: Sunday, April 04, 2004 5:03 PM To: 'PipeChat' Subject: RE: TAO April Cover!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY YYYYYYYYYYYYYYY   I've heard several people complain about the layout or looks of this organ, but when Rick saw the cover photo he thought that was the neatest organ he had ever seen. I admit that I had already ruled out going to LA, but when I saw that photo . . . .=20   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: Vibrato and Pastoral Care From: "Richard Huggins" <huggins88@yahoo.com> Date: Mon, 05 Apr 2004 10:34:58 -0500   >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.   Perhaps the term "pastoral care" as Bud meant it and as Bob intepreted it are not the same. Personally speaking I took Bud's use of it to mean pastoral care through our specific musical skills, i.e., doing something with our particular set of skills to minister to a heart need (soul need) = of a parishioner.   It is possible to be a contract musician only --serving up musical skills professionally and thoroughly-- but some people, either by personal philosophy or by the express expectation of the call extended to them by their church, may regard themselves as having a greater ministry = (pastoral) role as well. Said more simply, I suppose, different strokes for different folks--neither right for all or wrong for all.   I respect Bud's position. It can be a joy to do things that are fairly simple for us to do yet bring such meaning to another person, a person who needs our skills for it to come to pass. I am not saying that every = request can be honored or should be --after all, good judgment is part of the job, too, whether it be judgment about appropriateness or about the time it = will take away from something else to be accomplished-- but on an occasional basis it can benefit not only the receiver but the giver as well.   Richard Huggins    
(back) Subject: Re: readings and a chuckle or two From: <DERREINETOR@aol.com> Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2004 13:38:32 EDT   Richard and list,   At St. John's, Bowdoin Street, there were alas no funny faux-pas in the readings or the chanting of the Passion. However, to my amusement, last = Thursday's rehearsal bore some interesting fruit....   While rehearsing Ps. 22, our computer-savvy Schola decided (evidently, in advance) that vs. 6 should be updated for cultural relevancy: they sang = "But as for me, I am a WORM and not SPAM, / scorned by all and despised by the = people." Given that Thursday's rehearsal was April 1st, it was quite appropriate.   We had all we could do NOT to chant this joke on Sunday, and a good laugh = was had by all.   Pax, Bill H. SJE Boston          
(back) Subject: RE: Britain's best organists are lured to America by higher wages From: "Emmons, Paul" <PEMMONS@wcupa.edu> Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2004 15:41:40 -0400   > It is the latest form of organ transplant. Britain's most talented = pipe organists are being poached by churches in the United States with = the promise of higher salaries and better job security. Better job security? Where?? Gerre Hancock has said that all the = rector would need to do is pick up the phone, and he no longer has a = job.=20 I welcome fine British musicians, but would hate for any more to be = lured over here by such promises when they're false. Martin Neary and Stephen Ridgley Whitehouse are at least two of whom I = know, who found out the hard way that powers-that-be don't mind abusing = Brits any more than Americans. And the Americans at least don't then = have green cards to worry about when it happens.          
(back) Subject: "this should have been planned last summer..." From: "Fran Walker" <fwalker@northwestern.edu> Date: Mon, 05 Apr 2004 14:55:17 -0500   Subject: Re: Earth Day Sunday Dale in Florida writes:   This should have been planned last summer when one was reading the lectionary for the year........ an anal planner and music director   Fran in Glencoe, IL writes:   Dale, of course you're right, here's the situation: the church Staff-Parish Relations Committee has recently put together a new = committee, the "Music-Visuals Committee" to "coordinate all the parts of the service =   - theme of the day, visuals, readings, music, ....". - as you can imagine, I would rather not air our dirty laundry here, meaning the real reason for the committee. I will say intentions are good. Let's just = say that advance planning of the music, especially anthems/introits sung by = the adult choir, to better coordinate it with the theme/liturgy of the day, is =   now being attempted in earnest at NSUMC. This includes finding/using = some new repertoire after many years of approximately 95% of the choir music consisting of repeats of the same anthems/introits. Many thanks to all = of you for your help! Happy Spring! ;-)   Fran in Cold Chicago Frances Walker, M.M. Northwestern University Organist, North Shore United Methodist Church 213 Hazel Avenue, Glencoe, IL 60022-1775 847-835-1227; fax 847-835-1243 northshoreumc@aol.com http://www.gbgm-umc.org/northshoreumc/        
(back) Subject: RE: Flag near altar (Re: Earth Day) From: "Emmons, Paul" <PEMMONS@wcupa.edu> Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2004 15:49:31 -0400   Well, look on the good side: it ought to justify the state's chipping in for the maintenance of the organ and maybe even for the remuneration and job security of the organist. Have any appeals ever been made on that basis?   > -----Original Message----- > From: Alan Freed [SMTP:acfreed0904@earthlink.net] > Sent: Sunday, April 04, 2004 3:06 PM > To: PipeChat > Subject: Re: Flag near altar (Re: Earth Day) >=20 > On 4/4/04 9:23 AM, "Andr=E9s G=FCnther" <agun@telcel.net.ve> wrote: >=20 > > In my country we have to play the National Anthem during the = Elevation (at > > consecration) in Mass. >=20  
(back) Subject: RE: "Startling a few people" From: "Emmons, Paul" <PEMMONS@wcupa.edu> Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2004 16:11:18 -0400   > Someone wrote: "I do have the Dialogue sur les Mixtures, which I = might use...also a good piece for startling a few people. " =20 > Is that the mission to which we see ourselves called as Ministers of = Music? =20   "Startle" is not usually _le_mot_juste_-- but it is definitely part of = our mission to facilitate encounters with the Numinous, one of whose = characteristics is the mysterious and unexpected. I'd consider "never = wanting to be startled" to be imply not wanting to see God as transcendent.=20   Olivier Messiaen himself startled me several times at the National = Shrine during his premiere of "Meditations sur le Mystere de la Saint = Trinite," especially with the opening of the fourth movement, headed = with the words "L'etrangete des timbres et des chants d'oiseaux choisis = doit evoquer quelque dimension inconnue" (The strangeness of the = timbres and the bird songs chosen must evoke an unknown dimension). At = the opening, he gave "L'extraordinaire cri du Pic noir" on the = Pontifical Trumpet-- three quick dissonant chords, followed by a long = chord on full swell pp and a deep pedal note. I don't know how a piece = beginning thus can fail to startle. And who would suggest that Messiaen = (who, let us remember, had probably the most sterling reputation of = *any* twentieth-century organ composer in the larger musical world) was = doing wrong in writing and playing it thus?    
(back) Subject: RE: readings and a chuckle or two From: "Emmons, Paul" <PEMMONS@wcupa.edu> Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2004 17:51:26 -0400   I know it has occurred to at least one concert soloist to intone the = beginning of a certain Renaissance motet (Victoria's, I think)-- instead of "A--ve--Ma--ri-i-i-a", "I've--got--di'-rhie-e-e-a" and see if = he could get away with it. It's probably happened.          
(back) Subject: Re: "Startling a few people" From: <Keys4bach@aol.com> Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2004 17:56:13 EDT   In a message dated 4/5/2004 4:12:11 PM Eastern Standard Time, PEMMONS@wcupa.edu writes:   > And who would suggest that Messiaen (who, let us remember, had probably = the > most sterling reputation of *any* twentieth-century organ composer in = the > larger musical world) was doing wrong in writing and playing it thus? >   wrong? no.   crazy? yes and yes I play his stuff.   dale in florida    
(back) Subject: RE: Website From: "Emmons, Paul" <PEMMONS@wcupa.edu> Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2004 18:26:50 -0400   Dear Travis,   Congratulations!   It looks as though I need to arrange to get bored more. Making Web = sites, or first learning how to do so, would be a good accomplishment. = I've always been curious about the technicalities, but apparently also = apprehensive. =20   About eight or ten years ago, one of my colleagues here at the library = learned HTML, among many other ways in which he was ahead of the game, = well enough to teach it to the rest of us. He's now our library = director, to everyone's delight. =20   Eric Raymond, a famous and formidable Unix free-lancer who graces these = parts, and who keeps the hacker spirit (in the best sense) alive = world-wide, has written that HTML should now top the list of what every = hacker should know. Given that I've learned a few computer things that = are much more abstruse, I should get with it.   But it also takes talent. Perhaps I'm afraid of it because I'm no = visual artist whatsoever, and that if & when I try to put up a web site = as you have just done, this will become obvious to the world.   With this skill and art, you'll probably never starve. Are you = available to help those of us who lack the virtuosity at the computer = keyboard that we have at the organ? We can call it teaching by the = monitor system :-)   Paul   > -----Original Message----- > From: Travis L. Evans [SMTP:tlevans95@charter.net] >=20 > 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 > =20 > <http://webpages.charter.net/tlevans95> > =20 >=20  
(back) Subject: Re: Flag near altar (Re: Earth Day) From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 05 Apr 2004 18:58:07 -0400   On 4/5/04 3:49 PM, "Emmons, Paul" <PEMMONS@wcupa.edu> wrote:   > Well, look on the good side: it ought to justify the state's chipping in = for > the maintenance of the organ and maybe even for the remuneration and job > security of the organist.   Well, now THERE'S a good thought! At the very least, they should fund the conservatories of music! Fine PLAN, Paul!   Alan, hoping they'll buy some fine new ranks, mixtures, even chamades!   Alan    
(back) Subject: Re: "Startling a few people" From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 05 Apr 2004 19:14:29 -0400   On 4/5/04 4:11 PM, "Emmons, Paul" <PEMMONS@wcupa.edu> wrote:   > but it is definitely part of our mission to facilitate encounters with = the > Numinous, one of whose characteristics is the mysterious and unexpected.   Paul Emmons, let me say with great respect and admiration that you've = really said it quite right! (Allusions to O. Messiaen are particularly apropos!)   Alan Freed