PipeChat Digest #4729 - Tuesday, August 31, 2004
 
Stretching the tonal pallette and Messiaen
  by "Mark Quarmby" <mark_quarmby@yahoo.com>
Re: basic piano inst.
  by "Scott" <montre1978@yahoo.com>
Re: What's with the bagpipes
  by "Larry Wheelock" <llwheels@mac.com>
Re: What's with the bagpipes
  by "Shelley Culver" <culverse@westminster.edu>
Re: basic piano inst.
  by "Gary Black" <gblack@ocslink.com>
Request for identification
  by "Arno Schuh" <arno.schuh@in-trier.de>
Re: Basic Piano Instruction
  by <OMusic@aol.com>
a question I can't answer, forsooth!
  by "Liquescent" <quilisma@cox.net>
portable organs
  by "Liquescent" <quilisma@cox.net>
Re: portable organs
  by "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu>
Re: a question I can't answer, forsooth!
  by "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com>
Re: a question I can't answer, forsooth!
  by "Liquescent" <quilisma@cox.net>
Traditional Hymnal Accompaniment Tracks
  by "Paul R. Swank" <prswank@surfbest.net>
Re: portable organs
  by <DERREINETOR@aol.com>
Re: a question I can't answer, forsooth!
  by "Adrianne Schutt" <maybe@pipcom.com>
Richmond, are you still with us?
  by "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@earthlink.net>
Re: portable organs, band organs, etc.
  by "Liquescent" <quilisma@cox.net>
Re: portable organs, band organs, etc.
  by <DERREINETOR@aol.com>
Re: portable organs
  by "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu>
Re: Request for identification
  by "M Fox" <ophicleide16@direcway.com>
INteresting ...
  by "Liquescent" <quilisma@cox.net>
 

(back) Subject: Stretching the tonal pallette and Messiaen From: "Mark Quarmby" <mark_quarmby@yahoo.com> Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 20:36:56 +1000   Anthony Hunt wrote: >=20 > I remember reading somewhere (and can't find where anymore) that Messiaen= was > also interested in stretching the tonal pallette of the organ, including = his > organ to which he apparently wanted to add a number of unusual stops but, > after his death, the proposals were apparently rejected. Does anyone kno= w > anymore about this? >=20 > Cheers, >=20 > Anthony   Hi Anthony and Pipechatters!   I have just dug through my collection of "Sydney Organ Journals" and found the relevant information. I remember receiving several documents from the organ curator of La Trinit=E9, Olivier Glandaz, which included handwritten notes by Messiaen on his ideas for stretching the tonal pallette of organs and his instrument at La Trinit=E9. At the time I translated them into Englis= h and published them in the "Sydney Organ Journal" Autumn 1998 edition. There are about 10 A4 pages in the article so far too much to repeat here. If you can get a hold of a copy of that issue (surely someone in Adelaide would have back copies - perhaps Elder Con library?) you will be able to read it for yourself. Otherwise I could copy it for you and send it to you. I migh= t be able to scan it on a low resolution and email it to those interested.   Cheers,   Mark        
(back) Subject: Re: basic piano inst. From: "Scott" <montre1978@yahoo.com> Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 08:32:45 -0500   The problem I have with Hal Leonard is that the kids depend on that CD. = They can play the music right whenever the CD is played, but you take it = away, and they have no concept of rhythm. In the end, it is much harder = to get the students to be rhythmic independent with that series...in my = opinion   My 3cents   Scott Montgomery 619 W Church St. Champaign, IL 61820 217.390.0158 www.scottmontgomerymusic.net  
(back) Subject: Re: What's with the bagpipes From: "Larry Wheelock" <llwheels@mac.com> Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 08:46:06 -0500       On Aug 31, 2004, at 4:01 AM, Shirley wrote:   > There is nothing worse than bagpipes played indoors.   I beg to differ...   At a wedding recently, here at KUMC, the piper confused the time of the wedding and arrived at the church at the exact moment he should have been playing. He was hastily wrestled into his costume and sent forth on an unsuspecting congregation with his pipes UNTUNED! The drones screeched out three totally unrelated pitches while the chanter played in yet a fourth key. He went outside to tune-up for the postlude (We could still hear him in the Nave through a solid brick wall).   He certainly made an impression -- I doubt I'll be having any requests for bagpipes here in the foreseeable future.   Larry Wheelock Director of Music Ministries Kenwood United Methodist Church Milwaukee, Wisconsin musicdirector@kenwood-umc.org
(back) Subject: Re: What's with the bagpipes From: "Shelley Culver" <culverse@westminster.edu> Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 11:24:24 -0400   >>> llwheels@mac.com 08/31/04 9:46 AM >>>     On Aug 31, 2004, at 4:01 AM, Shirley wrote:   >> There is nothing worse than bagpipes played indoors.   >I beg to differ...   Me too! I was at a Presbytery meeting last year, and there was a bagpiper at the beginning and at the end. I thought it was really cool. Both the bagpiper and the organist were wonderful! Maybe if it was a really small space it would be bad, but I quite enjoyed it.   On a rather non-related note: One of my best friends bought bagpipes on eBay. We spend a considerable amount of time trying to play them. Haha.   Shelley -- who is surviving her first day of classes!        
(back) Subject: Re: basic piano inst. From: "Gary Black" <gblack@ocslink.com> Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 12:24:36 -0500   When I have had them get the cd, after awhile they have a tendency not = to use it. I also do clapping exercises etc. to help establish rhythm = etc. I have them play the music with out the secondo section and then = do it with also. =20 ----- Original Message -----=20 From: Scott=20 To: PipeChat=20 Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 2004 8:32 AM Subject: Re: basic piano inst.     The problem I have with Hal Leonard is that the kids depend on that = CD. They can play the music right whenever the CD is played, but you = take it away, and they have no concept of rhythm. In the end, it is = much harder to get the students to be rhythmic independent with that = series...in my opinion   My 3cents   Scott Montgomery 619 W Church St. Champaign, IL 61820 217.390.0158 www.scottmontgomerymusic.net  
(back) Subject: Request for identification From: "Arno Schuh" <arno.schuh@in-trier.de> Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 19:56:08 +0200   Hi, in a German newsgroup a member requests details of an organ recording he = got as MP3. He wants to know the composer, organist, organ and record this recording = is from. The recording he received is ripped from a CD entitled "Best of Paganini", = so I suppose it comes from a (live) improvisation on themes by Paganini. In addition Richard Ellsasser is mentioned. Sound samples at http://www.wizzy.de/files/anfang.mp3 and http://www.wizzy.de/files/fuge.mp3   Thanks for any help.   Yours sincerely   Arno   --   Arno Schuh, Staden 42, 54439 Saarburg, Germany Tel +49 6581 3944 Fax +49 1212 6581 99380 arno.schuh@t-online.de = http://www.arnoschuh.de/toccata.php d gze lbc ] 6e 6z>e ket( v -pa~tc gghc    
(back) Subject: Re: Basic Piano Instruction From: <OMusic@aol.com> Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 14:42:55 EDT   In a message dated 8/30/04 7:57:14 PM Central Daylight Time,=20 acfreed0904@earthlink.net writes:   >=20 > On 8/30/04 5:26 PM, "Phillip W. Konczyk" <phil@umcc.us> wrote: >=20 > >> From: Phillip W. Konczyk >> Sent: Mon 8/30/2004 5:21 PM >> To: PipeChat >> Subject: RE: Basic Piano Instruction >>=20 >>=20 >> A good site for some of the questions you have asked and may ask later ar= e=20 >> answered, at least a lot of them, on the following website:=20 >> http://www.marthabeth.com/piano.html >>=20 >> =20 >>=20 >> I use the Faber and Faber method books - they seem to work very well for=20 >> me. >>=20 >> Phil >>=20 >> ---------- >>=20 >> Phil Konczyk =E2=80=93 Director of Music >>=20 >> Sacred Heart Church >>=20 >> 150 E. Summit >>=20 >> Muskegon Heights, MI 49444 >>=20 >> (231)733-2440 x28 >>=20 >>=20 >> From: pipechat@pipechat.org on behalf of First Christian Church of Casey,= =20 >> IL >> Sent: Mon 8/30/2004 2:30 PM >> To: PipeChat >> Subject: Basic Piano Instruction >>=20 >>=20 >> I've been out of the teaching loop for years for basic piano, but am >> considering taking it up--mostly with children; perhaps an adult or so. >>=20 >> Any suggestions on resources for: >> 1. basic instruction books and resources (Have we moved beyond John L. >> Thompson?) >> 2. what kind of equipment for a small group studio.....no more than four >> students (and basic equipment.....can't buy a Bosendorfer grand!). >> 3. general hints on policies, procedures, prices for lessons. >>=20 >> TIA! >>=20 >> Dennis Steckley >> Lover of Cats, Pipe Organs &1940-65 Sewing Machines >>=20 >>=20 >> ****************************************************************** >> "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 >> List-Subscribe: <mailto:pipechat-on@pipechat.org> >> List-Digest: <mailto:pipechat-digest@pipechat.org> >> List-Unsubscribe: <mailto:pipechat-off@pipechat.org> >>=20 >> I was referring to this post. I did not go far enough down to see that y= ou=20 >> actuallly had a reply. Sorry to confuse you. My prayers are with you. =20 >> Lee >>=20 >=20 > I can=E2=80=99t read your stuff at all. Bad fond. Bad type-weight. Can=20= you use=20 > something more nearly normal? =20 >=20 > Not just whining. But I=E2=80=99d enjoy reading your posts. >=20 > Alan=20    
(back) Subject: a question I can't answer, forsooth! From: "Liquescent" <quilisma@cox.net> Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 11:57:00 -0700   Alan Freed, would you please post this to Choralist for me?   A friend of mine is the building manager for a small start-up community church in Canton, OH. They don't have an organist, and they can't afford one.   They're looking for a more traditional hymnal in the evangelical/Baptist tradition (not CCM) for which they can obtain a CD of accompaniment tracks, either organ or orchestral (and preferably vocal or choral tracks as well, but I know that will be more difficult).   Just guessing from what he's told me (he's not a musician) I think something along the lines of "Hymns for the Family of God" or similar would fit their needs.   1. Does such a thing exist?   2. What was the name of that electronic "barrel-organ" that had a large library of hymnals on disk? Lisa? Lysa? Something like that ... it was advertised awhile back, and some small Episcopal churches bought them.   As you might imagine, this is WAY out of my area of expertise (chuckle).   Thanks for any help!   Cheers,   Bud      
(back) Subject: portable organs From: "Liquescent" <quilisma@cox.net> Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 12:47:35 -0700   Legend has it that the medieval portatives and/or positives eventually became the Rueckpositiv. Originally they retained their own keyboard and stop-action (if any); the organist had to turn from the Blokwerk or Great Organ to play them. Eventually somebody figured out how to run the action up into the main case to a second keyboard, and there you have it.   For reasons of space/economy (?), John Brombaugh's organ at Ashland Ave. Baptist Church in Toledo, OH has the Rueckpositiv drawknobs on the back of the Rueckpositiv case, divided on either side ... DEFINITELY requires TWO registrant assistants (chuckle).   Cheers,   Bud      
(back) Subject: Re: portable organs From: "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu> Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 15:52:46 -0400   on 8/31/04 3:47 PM, Liquescent at quilisma@cox.net wrote:   > Legend has it that the medieval portatives and/or positives eventually > became the Rueckpositiv.   And maybe the origin of the name is similar to that of "rucksack"--that = is, that the portative was carried on the wandering minstrel's back? Of = course, I am familiar with the argument that holds that it comes from it being located in the organ loft _behind_ the organist's back, but if the portatives were really portable, why not? It's rather like the portable electronic keyboards one sometimes finds today on top of an organ console. With MIDI, etc. pipe organists have at their disposal a new kind of ruckpositif that can play sounds pipes never can, like the quasi Hammond/Leslie, intentionally artificial strings, harpsichord, dog barks, police sirens, and what not.     Randy Runyon Music Director Zion Lutheran Church Hamilton, Ohio runyonr@muohio.edu      
(back) Subject: Re: a question I can't answer, forsooth! From: "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com> Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 15:22:13 -0500   Liquescent wrote:   > Alan Freed, would you please post this to Choralist for me? > > A friend of mine is the building manager for a small start-up > community church in Canton, OH. They don't have an organist, and they > can't afford one. > > They're looking for a more traditional hymnal in the > evangelical/Baptist tradition (not CCM) for which they can obtain a CD > of accompaniment tracks, either organ or orchestral (and preferably > vocal or choral tracks as well, but I know that will be more difficult). =     Kevin Mayhew, the UK publisher is producing such a CD, but I don't know that it's available in the U.S, However, someone who is computer savvy could easily put one together from the Cyberhymnal, and the texts there, and in the various hymnals (including the H16) on the "Christian Classics Ethereal Library" (ccel) site hosted, IIRC, by Wheaton (IL) College.   ns  
(back) Subject: Re: a question I can't answer, forsooth! From: "Liquescent" <quilisma@cox.net> Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 13:29:37 -0700   Except that they don't have a musician to do it for them (chuckle). They need a ready-made hymnal with accompaniment tracks that match the printed book, so they can just push a button and go (grin).   Cheers,   Bud   P.S. - and no, I'm NOT going to do it for them (chuckle)   Noel Stoutenburg wrote:   > Liquescent wrote: > >> Alan Freed, would you please post this to Choralist for me? >> >> A friend of mine is the building manager for a small start-up >> community church in Canton, OH. They don't have an organist, and they >> can't afford one. >> >> They're looking for a more traditional hymnal in the >> evangelical/Baptist tradition (not CCM) for which they can obtain a CD >> of accompaniment tracks, either organ or orchestral (and preferably >> vocal or choral tracks as well, but I know that will be more = difficult). > > > Kevin Mayhew, the UK publisher is producing such a CD, but I don't know > that it's available in the U.S, However, someone who is computer savvy > could easily put one together from the Cyberhymnal, and the texts there, =   > and in the various hymnals (including the H16) on the "Christian > Classics Ethereal Library" (ccel) site hosted, IIRC, by Wheaton (IL) > College. > > ns > > ****************************************************************** > "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 > List-Subscribe: <mailto:pipechat-on@pipechat.org> > List-Digest: <mailto:pipechat-digest@pipechat.org> > List-Unsubscribe: <mailto:pipechat-off@pipechat.org> > >      
(back) Subject: Traditional Hymnal Accompaniment Tracks From: "Paul R. Swank" <prswank@surfbest.net> Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 16:34:56 -0400   Hi Bud,   Concordia Publishing House (Lutheran-Missouri Synod) sells a set of 9 CD's =   which have 180 hymns on them arranged by the church year seasons. They = are indexed by the tune name and have varying numbers of verses. They are = meant to be used as you indicated, that is, for accompanying the hymns in the absence of an organist.   They are all pipe organ accompaniments.   You can view the data on them at cph.com, then searching for "Every Voice = A Song"   Concordia sells the set for $99.95. I have a spare set in perfect condition for $50.00 plus $5.00 for insured priority shipping in the USA.   All the church needs is a regular CD player and whatever sound system that =   will fill the church with sound.   Paul R. Swank Baltimore, MD.   you wrote: >They don't have an organist, and they can't afford one. > >They're looking for a more traditional hymnal in the evangelical/Baptist >tradition (not CCM) for which they can obtain a CD of accompaniment >tracks, either organ or orchestral (and preferably vocal or choral tracks =   >as well, but I know that will be more difficult). >Bud > > > >****************************************************************** >"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 >List-Subscribe: <mailto:pipechat-on@pipechat.org> >List-Digest: <mailto:pipechat-digest@pipechat.org> >List-Unsubscribe: <mailto:pipechat-off@pipechat.org>    
(back) Subject: Re: portable organs From: <DERREINETOR@aol.com> Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 18:49:25 EDT   Randy,   You are certainly right--at least linguistically--about the "rueck" part. However, as I research it, I'm not convinced that "positiv" is a = corruption of "portativ", on which your argument seems to rest. Based on my (so far) = cursory investigation and on my modest (but fairly extensive in American terms) knowledge of the German Language, I suspect that Greco-Latin roots in = German don't migrate that much. That is, there is a great deal of difference between = "pos-" and "port-" at least from the time of Luther. I may be wrong. However, I suspect that the operative word here is "rueck" (back, or to the back, or = to go back, depending). I'm not sure I buy the "portativ to positiv" argument linguistically, and would appreciate any comments from you or the list on = this.   Anyway, a good topic.   Pfiat di'! (That's Viennese for "Tschuss") Bill H. Boston.  
(back) Subject: Re: a question I can't answer, forsooth! From: "Adrianne Schutt" <maybe@pipcom.com> Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 18:55:59 -0400   At 11:57 AM 31/08/2004 -0700, Bud wrote: >2. What was the name of that electronic "barrel-organ" that had a large >library of hymnals on disk? Lisa? Lysa? Something like that ... it was >advertised awhile back, and some small Episcopal churches bought them.   The only thing I remember running into (literally, saw one in a Hammond/Allen/Steinway dealer a few years back) is this "Digital Hymnal" thing Gulbransen came up with. It's been sold a few times, but is still going. Here's a link to the new folks behind it.   WARNING: this page has one of those revolting "please install = our sofware, pleeeeeze" attempts in it. Not necessary to view the page, so tell it "no".   http://www.qrsmusic.com/pianomation/Hymnal.asp   Thanks, Bud...it's not that often that I have the first clue = about something that stumps you. You made my day! ;))   Off to play Trivial Pursuit while the iron is hot, Ad ;->    
(back) Subject: Richmond, are you still with us? From: "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 18:00:31 -0500   Hi, all --   Watching tonite's evening news, I see pictures of what I've been hearing about on the radio all day -- parts of Richmond VA under a WHOLE LOTTA water. Cars floating away...buildings (a whole historic district maybe?) under 12 feet of water...all sorts of really ugly stuff.   I can't help but to think of our good friends at OHS...   Does anyone know if they've been affected by this mess?   Tim (trying to remain hopeful)    
(back) Subject: Re: portable organs, band organs, etc. From: "Liquescent" <quilisma@cox.net> Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 16:38:47 -0700   It was my understanding that "portativ" and "positive" have always denoted two different types of instruments ... portativs were small enough to carry in procession; positives were placed in situ, usually in a chantry or chapel or near a side altar that was endowed for Sung Masses by the donor(s).   Endowments were typically either for Requiems to be sung for the donors, or occasionally Votive Masses in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary (usually) or a family's patron saint(s).   The positives were still smaller than the imposing late medieval west-end Blokwerks, which were often based on a 16' open rank, and sounded as many as fifteen or twenty pipes per key. It was said that Winchester Cathedral's could be heard for a mile (chuckle), and that people closed their shutters in expectation of a storm (grin).   St. Peter's in Rome (until the 1960s, at least) still had small organs scattered around the place, though I don't think they were in use anymore.   Perhaps there WAS an intermediate type, as depicted in the famous woodcut of a medieval organ on a wagon, being played by two rather bad-tempered-looking organists (chuckle).   Could it be that the roots of the band-organ go back that far? BTW, if you haven't seen it, the website of that Dutch company that still makes band organs is FASCINATING.   http://www.draaiorgel.com/nl/nederland.htm   I thought there used to be an English version, but I don't see it now .... perhaps there's more than one band-organ builder in Holland (!).   Cheers,   Bud       DERREINETOR@aol.com wrote:   > Randy, > > You are certainly right--at least linguistically--about the "rueck" > part. However, as I research it, I'm not convinced that "positiv" is a > corruption of "portativ", on which your argument seems to rest. Based on =   > my (so far) cursory investigation and on my modest (but fairly extensive =   > in American terms) knowledge of the German Language, I suspect that > Greco-Latin roots in German don't migrate that much. That is, there is a =   > great deal of difference between "pos-" and "port-" at least from the > time of Luther. I may be wrong. However, I suspect that the operative > word here is "rueck" (back, or to the back, or to go back, depending). > I'm not sure I buy the "portativ to positiv" argument linguistically, > and would appreciate any comments from you or the list on this. > > Anyway, a good topic. > > Pfiat di'! > (That's Viennese for "Tschuss") > Bill H. > Boston.      
(back) Subject: Re: portable organs, band organs, etc. From: <DERREINETOR@aol.com> Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 19:58:22 EDT   Bud, I was waiting for you to fill in the blanks, so to speak. Thanks. Pax, Bill H. Boston.  
(back) Subject: Re: portable organs From: "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu> Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 21:04:17 -0400   on 8/31/04 6:49 PM, DERREINETOR@aol.com at DERREINETOR@aol.com wrote:   Randy,   You are certainly right--at least linguistically--about the "rueck" part. However, as I research it, I'm not convinced that "positiv" is a = corruption of "portativ", on which your argument seems to rest. Based on my (so far) cursory investigation and on my modest (but fairly extensive in American terms) knowledge of the German Language, I suspect that Greco-Latin roots = in German don't migrate that much. That is, there is a great deal of = difference between "pos-" and "port-" at least from the time of Luther. I may be = wrong. However, I suspect that the operative word here is "rueck" (back, or to = the back, or to go back, depending). I'm not sure I buy the "portativ to positiv" argument linguistically, and would appreciate any comments from = you or the list on this.   Anyway, a good topic.   Pfiat di'! (That's Viennese for "Tschuss") Bill H. Boston.     I was just taking a flight of fancy based on Bud's earlier post. The = other language I know is French, not German I'm afraid. But it was fun to imagine.     Randy Runyon Music Director Zion Lutheran Church Hamilton, Ohio runyonr@muohio.edu      
(back) Subject: Re: Request for identification From: "M Fox" <ophicleide16@direcway.com> Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 18:23:55 -0700     ----- Original Message ----- From: "Arno Schuh" <arno.schuh@in-trier.de>   > Hi, > in a German newsgroup a member requests details of an organ recording he =   > got as MP3. > He wants to know the composer, organist, organ and record this recording =   > is from. > The recording he received is ripped from a CD entitled "Best of = Paganini", > so I suppose it comes from a (live) improvisation on > themes by Paganini. In > addition Richard Ellsasser is mentioned. > Sound samples at > http://www.wizzy.de/files/anfang.mp3 > and > http://www.wizzy.de/files/fuge.mp3 > > Thanks for any help.   It starts identically with Richard Ellsasser's Variations on a Theme by Paganini, but it deviates before the 2 minutes of the anfang end. I didn't =   listen to the fuge. (It all involves listening in one room and running to another to listen to the Ellsasser LP -- too much work for tonight.)   It's certainly on a better organ than the John Hays Hammond Museum!   MAF   > > Yours sincerely > > Arno > > -- > > Arno Schuh, Staden 42, 54439 Saarburg, Germany > Tel +49 6581 3944 Fax +49 1212 6581 99380 arno.schuh@t-online.de > http://www.arnoschuh.de/toccata.php > d gze lbc ] 6e 6z>e ket( v -pa~tc gghc > > > ****************************************************************** > "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 > List-Subscribe: <mailto:pipechat-on@pipechat.org> > List-Digest: <mailto:pipechat-digest@pipechat.org> > List-Unsubscribe: <mailto:pipechat-off@pipechat.org> >    
(back) Subject: INteresting ... From: "Liquescent" <quilisma@cox.net> Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 18:33:45 -0700   from the AGO website:     Employing Organization Information Organization: St. Luke's Episcopal Church Street Address: 939 Hinman Evanston, IL 60202 Congregation Size: 500 Contact Name/Title: Marietta McPike, OCM Search Committee Daytime Phone: 847-869-1522 Fax: 312-245-3510 E-mail: mmcpike@us.ibm.com Web Site: http://www.stlukesevanston.org   Position Information Position Title: Organist/Choirmaster (full-time) Brief Position Description: Full time, long term Organist/Choirmaster for the Parish Church of St. Luke, a musically active, 500 member Episcopal church in Evanston, Ill. Responsible for all aspects of music during a 2-3 year period as the congregation searches for a new rector. Also eligible for permanent post. Position to begin October/November 2004. Three choirs: Men and Boys, Girls and Schola, St. Luke's Singers (all adult). One weekly Sunday sung Eucharist, Tuesday evensong, and monthly Sunday evensong; multiple weekly rehearsals with various choirs. The successful candidate will have several years experience with a volunteer multi-choir program in a parish setting, and will be an accomplished organist, accompanist, and choral director. Applicants must have significant experience with traditional Anglican liturgy choral tradition. Exceptional service playing ability, including improvisation, is required. Experience in engaging, motivating and building children's choirs essential. experience with separate boy and girl choirs desired, as is knowledge of RSCM training scheme. Must have excellent communication skills and ability to work collaboratively with clergy, staff, and volunteers. Bachelor's degree or equivalent in organ, sacred music, or related discipline required. Graduate degree preferred. Salary/benefits commensurate with experience and professional accomplishments. Application Information: Send letter and resume/CV by September 20, 2004 to Marietta McPike, Chair of OCM Search Committee, at mmcpike@us.ibm.com, or 470 Sheridan, Evanston, IL 60202. Email contact preferred. Number of Weekly Services: 1 and Rehearsals:5-6 Ensembles: Men and Boys, Girls and Schola, St. Luke's Singers (all = adult). Number Supervised: 1 Hours per Week: 40-45 Organ description: E. M. Skinner Organ, Op. 327, originally installed 1922, restored 1994-1998, four manuals/63 ranks.   Compensation Information Annual Salary: Commensurate with experience/professional accomplishments Weeks of Paid Continuing Ed: TBA Weeks of Paid vacation: TBA Benefits: Health Insurance Retirement/Pension Book/Music Allowance Position Posted on: 26-Jul-2004 Position Available: 15-Oct-2004 Response Deadline: 10-Sep-2004