PipeChat Digest #4466 - Thursday, April 29, 2004
 
Re: Fraudulent Organ Firms
  by "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com>
Allentown Recital Announcement
  by "Stephen Williams" <stepwill@enter.net>
Re: Fraudulent Organ Firms
  by "Scott Montgomery" <montre1978@yahoo.com>
Re: Fraudulent Organ Firms
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
RE: Fraudulent Organ Firms
  by "Storandt, Peter" <pstorandt@okcu.edu>
Where Cameron is playing
  by "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com>
Re: Allentown Recital Announcement
  by "Shirley" <pnst.shirley@verizon.net>
RE: Camp Estey
  by "littlebayus@yahoo.com" <littlebayus@yahoo.com>
Re: Where Cameron is playing
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Re: Where Cameron is playing
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
RE: Where Cameron is playing
  by "Storandt, Peter" <pstorandt@okcu.edu>
The affordable pipe organ
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
Re: The affordable pipe organ
  by <DERREINETOR@aol.com>
[LONG] A reluctant mechanic/electrician is born
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
accident pictures
  by "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Fraudulent Organ Firms From: "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 15:51:14 -0700 (PDT)   Where is Camerron playing?     Scott Montgomery <montre1978@yahoo.com> wrote: Desiree, are you by chance going to the concert on Sunday? THe one = Cameron Carpenter is playing?   "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com> wrote: haha Devon! Actually, all I wanted to know was...what they think should happen to = those who are unethical to the trade and field. looks liek theres nothing = one does. Im assuming that most of these rebuilders are probably not = members of AIO or APOBA anyhow. Of course you and I both know, that money is the issue with a lot of = church needing better instruments. And thats the way it is at my church. = Hopefully we will get money to do pipe/digital. Both companies that have = come out to the church say that the room really is big. its exremely = wide.and we seat 625. On a relaly good Sunday, usually once amonth, we are = to capicity with about 40 people standing. So, we need a good sized = instrument. and a good sized total pipe...well theres just not the money. Desiree'       --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? Win a $20,000 Career Makeover at Yahoo! HotJobs     --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? Win a $20,000 Career Makeover at Yahoo! HotJobs   From Desiree' T. Desiree' Hines Chicago, IL 60610 ---------------------------- For Compositions by Desiree' Frog Music Press www.frogmusic.com ------------------------------- FOR CONCERTS BY DESIREE' http://concertartist.info/bios/hines.html --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? Win a $20,000 Career Makeover at Yahoo! HotJobs  
(back) Subject: Allentown Recital Announcement From: "Stephen Williams" <stepwill@enter.net> Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 18:48:34 -0400   Dear Listers,   On Friday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m., yours truly will be playing the final = concert of a series celebrating the 10th anniversary of the rebuilding and refurbishment of the organ at St. John's Lutheran Church in downtown Allentown, PA. What began as a program that was to be selected by our = series committee and members of our congregation, has ended up as a collection of very colorful pieces, and a program that I'm sure I'll enjoy just as much = as the folks. Here goes:   Savior, Again to Thy Dear Name / Edward Hopkins, arr. Robert Tall   Praise the Lord with Drums and Cymbals / Karg-Elert   Prelude and Aviary / Myron Roberts   Sonata for Organ in G minor / Christopher Friedrich Herrmann   Theme et Variations / Jean Langlais   Allegro vivace (Symph V) / Ch. Marie Widor   break   Fantasia for Organ / John Weaver   Grand Partita in D minor / Bernado Pasquini, arr. Giuseppe Moschetti   Will o' the Wisp / Gordon Balch Nevin   Adagio Cantabile (Pathetique) / Beethoven, arr. S. Williams   Toccata in D Major / Marcel Lanquetuit   A note about two of the pieces: the Sonata in G minor was composed by C. = F. Hermann, a German immigrant, organist at St. John's 1856-1891 and = professor of music at Muhlenberg College, then called Allentown Collegiate and Military Institute. The piece was amongst a collection of old St. John's memorabilia that a friend of St. John's dumped in my lap after cleaning = out his attic. To my knowledge, this is the first hearing of the piece since before 1900. Interesting, not particularly great composition but = interesting listening, a la Mendelssohn, tough to read manuscript. The other piece is the Grand Partita that is arranged by Giuseppe = Moschetti, revered organist at St. John's 1948-1963. His story is much too involved = to cover here, but in capsule, he was an Italian priest of the Franciscan Order, known as Father Virginio. His passion for music clearly outweighed his religious calling, and upon succeeding with a perfect score in an examination in Sacred Music Composition and Piano given by the Royal Philharmonic Academy in Bologna (1933), he was given the distinctive degree and title = of Maestro. His name is also listed in the most hallowed volume of the = Academy, called The Golden Album, along with the likes of Corelli, Gabrielli (D.), Marcello, Mozart, Liszt, Rossini, Wagner, Brahms, Puccini, Ravel, Saint-Saens, Dukas, Menotti, and the most recent, Abbado (1992). How this priest ended up as an organist in downtown Allentown is a fascinating = tale, covered in detail by a book that was recently written about his life by a learned parishioner and retired professor at Muhlenberg College. The = Partita is chocked full of remarkable variety and personality, and was clearly arranged for St. John's organ, with a some rather broad gestures of unabashed Romanticism. Fun stuff.   Hope some of you can make it. Email me privately for more info.   Stephen Williams Organist, St. John's Evangelical Lutheran, Allentown PA College Organist, Visiting Lecturer, Muhlenberg College      
(back) Subject: Re: Fraudulent Organ Firms From: "Scott Montgomery" <montre1978@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 15:57:18 -0700 (PDT)   Hes playing in Oak Park at a United Methodist Church, I believe. Its an = EM Skinner. The organ should be interesting. I have to see if the talent = lives up to the full page ads in the TAO.   "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com> wrote:Where is Camerron playing?     Scott Montgomery <montre1978@yahoo.com> wrote: Desiree, are you by chance going to the concert on Sunday? THe one = Cameron Carpenter is playing?   "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com> wrote: haha Devon! Actually, all I wanted to know was...what they think should happen to = those who are unethical to the trade and field. looks liek theres nothing = one does. Im assuming that most of these rebuilders are probably not = members of AIO or APOBA anyhow. Of course you and I both know, that money is the issue with a lot of = church needing better instruments. And thats the way it is at my church. = Hopefully we will get money to do pipe/digital. Both companies that have = come out to the church say that the room really is big. its exremely = wide.and we seat 625. On a relaly good Sunday, usually once amonth, we are = to capicity with about 40 people standing. So, we need a good sized = instrument. and a good sized total pipe...well theres just not the money. Desiree'       --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? Win a $20,000 Career Makeover at Yahoo! HotJobs     --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? Win a $20,000 Career Makeover at Yahoo! HotJobs   From Desiree' T. Desiree' Hines Chicago, IL 60610 ---------------------------- For Compositions by Desiree' Frog Music Press www.frogmusic.com ------------------------------- FOR CONCERTS BY DESIREE' http://concertartist.info/bios/hines.html   --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? Win a $20,000 Career Makeover at Yahoo! HotJobs   --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? Win a $20,000 Career Makeover at Yahoo! HotJobs  
(back) Subject: Re: Fraudulent Organ Firms From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 17:58:20 -0500   At 3:51 PM -0700 04/29/04, T.Desiree' Hines wrote: >Where is Camerron playing?   If you belonged to the Chicago-Midwest Chapter of the Organ Historical Society you would have gotten the following announcement.   David   *********************************************************************** The Chicago-Midwest Chapter The Organ Historical Society     CALLS YOUR ATTENTION TO AN UPCOMING PERFORMANCE     Cameron Carpenter   Presents a Benefit Recital   First United Methodist Church 324 N. Oak Park Avenue Oak Park, Illinois   Sunday May 2, 2004 7:30 p.m.   The organ was built in 1925 by E. M. Skinner. This 4-manual, 44-rank instrument received the Organ Historical Society's Historic Organ Citation in 2002. Proceeds from this performance will benefit the continuing restoration of this important instrument.   Tickets are $15 ($8 for seniors and students)   A reception will follow the concert    
(back) Subject: RE: Fraudulent Organ Firms From: "Storandt, Peter" <pstorandt@okcu.edu> Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 17:59:54 -0500   That's a very fine Skinner, indeed, and the church is proud of it.   =20   ________________________________   From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of Scott Montgomery Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2004 5:57 PM To: PipeChat Subject: Re: Fraudulent Organ Firms   =20   Hes playing in Oak Park at a United Methodist Church, I believe. Its an EM Skinner. The organ should be interesting. I have to see if the talent lives up to the full page ads in the TAO.   "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com> wrote:=20   Where is Camerron playing?       Scott Montgomery <montre1978@yahoo.com> wrote:   Desiree, are you by chance going to the concert on Sunday? THe one Cameron Carpenter is playing? =09 "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com> wrote:=20   haha Devon! Actually, all I wanted to know was...what they think should happen to those who are unethical to the trade and field. looks liek theres nothing one does. Im assuming that most of these rebuilders are probably not members of AIO or APOBA anyhow.=20   =20   Of course you and I both know, that money is the issue with a lot of church needing better instruments. And thats the way it is at my church. Hopefully we will get money to do pipe/digital. Both companies that have come out to the church say that the room really is big. its exremely wide.and we seat 625. On a relaly good Sunday, usually once amonth, we are to capicity with about 40 people standing. So, we need a good sized instrument. and a good sized total pipe...well theres just not the money.=20   =20   Desiree'   =09 ________________________________     Do you Yahoo!? Win a $20,000 Career Makeover at Yahoo! HotJobs <http://pa.yahoo.com/*http:/us.rd.yahoo.com/hotjobs/hotjobs_mail_signatu re_footer_textlink/evt=3D23983/*http:/hotjobs.sweepstakes.yahoo.com/caree= r makeover>=20   =09 ________________________________     Do you Yahoo!? Win a $20,000 Career Makeover at Yahoo! HotJobs <http://pa.yahoo.com/*http:/us.rd.yahoo.com/hotjobs/hotjobs_mail_signatu re_footer_textlink/evt=3D23983/*http:/hotjobs.sweepstakes.yahoo.com/caree= r makeover>=20       From Desiree'=20 T. Desiree' Hines Chicago, IL 60610 ---------------------------- For Compositions by Desiree' Frog Music Press www.frogmusic.com ------------------------------- FOR CONCERTS BY DESIREE' http://concertartist.info/bios/hines.html=20   ________________________________   Do you Yahoo!? Win a $20,000 Career Makeover at Yahoo! HotJobs <http://pa.yahoo.com/*http:/us.rd.yahoo.com/hotjobs/hotjobs_mail_signatu re_footer_textlink/evt=3D23983/*http:/hotjobs.sweepstakes.yahoo.com/caree= r makeover>=20   ________________________________   Do you Yahoo!? Win a $20,000 Career Makeover at Yahoo! HotJobs <http://pa.yahoo.com/*http:/us.rd.yahoo.com/hotjobs/hotjobs_mail_signatu re_footer_textlink/evt=3D23983/*http:/hotjobs.sweepstakes.yahoo.com/caree= r makeover>=20      
(back) Subject: Where Cameron is playing From: "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 16:03:02 -0700 (PDT)   Oh ok...I have heard of that organ. I will try to come. But im not a = member of OHS. I don't join a lot of stuff.       From Desiree' T. Desiree' Hines Chicago, IL 60610 ---------------------------- For Compositions by Desiree' Frog Music Press www.frogmusic.com ------------------------------- FOR CONCERTS BY DESIREE' http://concertartist.info/bios/hines.html --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? Win a $20,000 Career Makeover at Yahoo! HotJobs  
(back) Subject: Re: Allentown Recital Announcement From: "Shirley" <pnst.shirley@verizon.net> Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 19:05:31 -0400       On 29 Apr 2004 at 18:48, Stephen Williams expounded: > Prelude and Aviary / Myron Roberts   Aviary? Be sure there's enough glycerin in the bird call, Stephen!   <<chuckle>>   Aviary?   --Shirley    
(back) Subject: RE: Camp Estey From: "littlebayus@yahoo.com" <littlebayus@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 16:11:53 -0700 (PDT)     --- Will Light <will.light@btinternet.com> wrote: > I suppose at Camp Estey, they study the voicing of > reeds quite a lot - > that's probably why they call it "Boot Camp" > > Will Light > Coventry UK >=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D No; the organ at the church I attended was a seven rank Estey pipe organ, sans labial Oboe and sans reed Oboe...   And there were no ranks with any "boots" in the pipes...   Best wishes,   Morton Belcher fellow list member     =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D     > > -----Original Message----- > From: pipechat@pipechat.org > [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of Alan > Freed > Sent: 29 April 2004 17:59 > To: PipeChat > Subject: Camp Estey > > On 4/29/04 3:26 AM, "littlebayus@yahoo.com" > <littlebayus@yahoo.com> wrote: > > > In my younger days, I went to camp for three > years... the church we > attended > > on Sunday had a little 7 rank Estey organ > > That's what my aunt and uncle used to tell people > about their elder son (my > first cousin). Actually, I think the state people > actually called it a > "camp," too. He was supposed to do FIVE years, but > because of good behavior > he got out in less than four. > > I think my folks knew the truth all along, but I > didn't get the straight > story until after he was out. > > 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 > > "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!? Win a $20,000 Career Makeover at Yahoo! HotJobs http://hotjobs.sweepstakes.yahoo.com/careermakeover  
(back) Subject: Re: Where Cameron is playing From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 18:15:15 -0500   At 4:03 PM -0700 04/29/04, T.Desiree' Hines wrote: >Oh ok...I have heard of that organ. I will try to come. But im not a >member of OHS. I don't join a lot of stuff.   Well, maybe you should think about joining! <grin> The OHS both the National organization and the Local Chicago Chapter are wonderful groups to belong to - much more fulfilling than the AGO!   David  
(back) Subject: Re: Where Cameron is playing From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 19:21:01 -0400   On 4/29/04 7:15 PM, "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> wrote:   > Well, maybe you should think about joining! <grin> The OHS both the > National organization and the Local Chicago Chapter are wonderful > groups to belong to - much more fulfilling than the AGO!   I'm with David. Giving yourself the advantage of very involved membership in OHS is not "joining a lot of stuff." Give that a few more thoughts.   Alan    
(back) Subject: RE: Where Cameron is playing From: "Storandt, Peter" <pstorandt@okcu.edu> Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 18:21:47 -0500   It's a bargain, too.   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of Alan Freed Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2004 6:21 PM To: PipeChat Subject: Re: Where Cameron is playing   On 4/29/04 7:15 PM, "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> wrote:   > Well, maybe you should think about joining! <grin> The OHS both the > National organization and the Local Chicago Chapter are wonderful > groups to belong to - much more fulfilling than the AGO!   I'm with David. Giving yourself the advantage of very involved membership in OHS is not "joining a lot of stuff." Give that a few more thoughts.   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          
(back) Subject: The affordable pipe organ From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 19:43:37 EDT   The affordable pipe organ is achieved through planning and common = sense.   On June 27, an organ will be dedicated in Putnam County, New York (details as the date approaches) for a church that was told, without = reservation, that they could only get a "combo deluxe." The governing body of their denomination sent their exclusively in-house organ-maker back to the = church, over and over, with cheaper prices and more and more digital stops. They cited the = fact that the church's instrument had been rebuilt many, many times, and still = did not function. While the existing organ had been very badly butchered, and contained only 40% original materials, I managed to recover five ranks (plus the = treble of the 8' Open Diapason) from the original Civil War era organ. Their voicing = had not been altered, and despite very high antimony content in the fragile pewter pipes, they were fully restorable. In addition to this pipework = from 1872, a pair of mint-condition Gottfried stings in the French romantic style were incorporated into the organ, as well as a mint-condition 16' Subbass, with =   windchest, that was purchased for pennies on the dollar. The result is an eleven-rank instrument (complete with 16' Open Wood Diapason) that fills the room. It is in a beautiful, freestanding case in = the rear gallery, with the keydesk built into the case, en fenetre, in the = traditional manner. The organ would NOT have been possible without the restoration of = the 19th century pipework, and the sensible purchase of vintage material that = had been inspected beforehand, and thoroughly cleaned and rebuilt. This is a parish that questioned authority, questioned platitudes, and =   questioned easy fixes. The project has ignited the fires of musical = interest, mostly due to the organist, who conducted the fundraising and resisted the =   pressure to compromise. Since the Swell expression pedal never worked in = the old organ, and she is not an organist by training, she will have to get used = to the new mechanical Swell pedal -- and I trust she will use it musically, while =   developing her calf muscles. There is always room for a pipe organ, and if people want the real = thing, they DO come up with the funds.   Sebastian M. Gluck New York City   ..  
(back) Subject: Re: The affordable pipe organ From: <DERREINETOR@aol.com> Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 19:50:38 EDT   Sebastian,   Good for YOU. Thanks for the encouraging post. Bill H. SJE Hutchings op. 210 "Saved by the Holy Spirit and the Priest-in-Charge" in 1997.    
(back) Subject: [LONG] A reluctant mechanic/electrician is born From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 18:52:46 -0500   A reluctant mechanic/electrician is born Part 1 of 1     When I married my husband some twenty-five years ago, we agreed that marriage was a partnership and there were no 'traditional chores' that were gender specific, i.e., "man's work", "woman's work". He is great at mechanical and electrical stuff, and I am not; but I never allow him near a plumbing job unless I have a desire to flood the house. He's a great cook but not good at cleaning; I do most of the clothes washing to preserve the health of our clothes as long as possible. However, I did obtain a solemn oath from him that two chores he would faithfully perform: taking out the trash and mowing the lawn.   Since his work schedule has changed, these two absolutes have also evolved. Now I collect all the trash and make sure it is in the bin which he is consigned to take up the road to where it is picked up weekly. And now since he sleeps during the days and works nights, I am taking over more and more of the mowing duties in order to fend off the snakes' encroachment upon the house. Over the last years since we moved to the semi-wilderness, the push-mowing around the flower beds and edge of the house were particularly my task, but I have also driven the tractor and riding lawn mowers regularly, and more than he has the last year or two.   Last Saturday was well past the appointed time in Florida to begin mowing grass. The finish mower attachment to the Massey Ferguson 231 was in a state of disrepair, as well as both riding lawn mowers. So I pulled out my trusty push mower. Back when I bought it I had wanted an electric-start mower, but Rick had assured me that in true "Field of Dreams" fashion, if I pulled the string, it would crank. For at least two years, this had held true.   I pulled the string and nothing happened. I checked the gas, the oil and spark plug, babied and coddled it, cursed it and called it names, and nothing happened. So I detached the air filter and hosed it down, then hosed the rest of the mower down completely, left everything in the hot morning sun and went inside to mop floors. But I had no mopping detergent. So I in disgust fell asleep on the couch, awaking at high noon, and reassembled the lawn mower. It cranked! So I spent the hottest time of the day mowing a square around the house. I even toyed with the idea of finding a screwdriver and adjusting the carburetor, but thought better of that idea. I was so proud of my first attempt at mechanical repair, and have toyed with the idea of tackling the larger mowing machines.   Next day I went to the baptism of the first born child of a former acolyte. We attended the 1928 prayer book church, sang 1940 hymns and Merbecke and Old Scottish chant. The woman on the Hammond in the back whispered the tunes to us, but no matter: my former lead choir member and the father of my godchildren was sitting right behind me, and we sang up a storm.   Two days later the moment I had dreaded arrived. I had to make an appearance at the church to which I had committed to play four Sundays, the one with the old Baldwin electronic with painted-on pistons. I steeled myself and resolved to make this time a humbling and worshipful experience. So I made an appointment at the church to work at the organ during my lunch hour.   Somehow I managed to make some of the general painted-on pistons work, and tried to set some workable registrations. With each minute I became more and more discouraged, because everything sounded equally awful, the swell was louder than the great, all the sound sounded like someone had the speakers overloaded, and certain notes did not sound consistently. Also when I was practicing a piece at a quiet registration, out of nowhere suddenly the organ would turn itself on to full registration, causing me to say a few legal terms in alarm. There was a post-it note from the previous organist asking for the vestry to have a technician look at the instrument and citing the same complaints.   Finally I noticed that the organic machine was connected to some small amp, which in turn connected to a single speaker. Certain that the squawking and distortion must be some kind of feedback or interference, I looked at the settings, cutting them down consistently and upping the master only incrementally. Wow at the difference! Suddenly the great was louder than the swell, the squawking and rattling were mostly (not all) gone, the 'string' sounds were slightly distinct from the 'flute' and 'principal' sounds, and the notes were sounding more consistently.   I ran again through my music for Sunday and tweaked the registrations, and thought, Well, it's better than it was, and although I won't be playing any competitions or recitals, at least maybe I'm less likely to embarrass myself. There may still be some short or loose connection, but it will manifest itself, I am sure, and probably during a critical moment in a service. I was so proud of myself, although I know that it was more miracle than any skill on my part, so I'm not rushing to add to my resume just yet.   I cajoled Rick into accompanying me the thirty-mile distance to listen and make sure I was not using settings that would cause physical harm to the listeners, and he gave helpful suggestions about things to ask the technician, should one be engaged. There are still problems with some crackling and irritating noises. Some notes do not sound consistently unless or until the organ has been 'on' for an hour or more. Similarly, during that first hour, sometimes without warning the organ goes full registration on its own, eliciting from me each time an involuntary legal term that is a homonym for a bowel function. The organ bench was made by a six-year old who broke into the woodworking shop, and rocks precariously. I have tightened all the screws holding the pieces of board together with barely perceptible improvement. The pedalboard clatters something awful, and it would take more foolhardiness than faith to attempt a solo or intricate pedal passage. However, being a lawyer with little sense except for adventure and potential lawsuits, I will attempt Bach and Brahms for these unsuspecting folks come Sunday.   Next hurdle was to find out who does the bulletin. The priest asked me to choose hymns, but I didn't want to tread on toes and wanted to make sure at least most of the hymns are familiar to the congregation. I have been told two different stories about the choir: that they practice for only thirty minutes before services and only one can read music; and that there is no choir currently, and they were hoping I would reinitiate the choir. Jeepers! I spent some time looking through all my old choral music for simple two-voice and unison anthems. And all at a third of the going weekly rate for a substitute organist for a simple service. Just kick me - what more could anyone want?   Oh, God, please help me to do my best, and do not allow legal terms to leave my lips during services, no matter what happens. Maybe after a week of me the church will step up its efforts to find a permanent replacement ASAP, before my four weeks are up! Maybe someone will take pity on the church and provide it with a new instrument and musician. Hope springs eternal, so all you organ builders be on the lookout for your notice of invitation to bid, just in case.   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com          
(back) Subject: accident pictures From: "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca> Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 21:31:02 -0300   would anyone on the lsit want me to send a few pictures of my cars damage as well as the car tha thit me if so, please respond privatly Danielwh