PipeChat Digest #4989 - Saturday, December 11, 2004
Re: who wrote "this is the day which the lord has made"?
  by "Jan Nijhuis" <nijhuis@email.com>
Re: Organs & Church Music In Holland
  by <JKVDP@aol.com>
Re: Recital News
  by "Octaaf" <octaaf@charter.net>
Re: More music from organs and organists online
  by "Octaaf" <octaaf@charter.net>

(back) Subject: Re: who wrote "this is the day which the lord has made"? From: "Jan Nijhuis" <nijhuis@email.com> Date: Sat, 11 Dec 2004 15:43:34 +0800   Scot,=20   Obviously not the Les Garrett "This Is The Day" ... though that does date f= rom 1967. -- it's in four, and in F, or sometimes even E or G to be "guitar= friendly."   You might try looking through various indecies at the reference: Psalm 118:= 24 (or with more context, Ps. 118:23-25)   I've got an Issac Watts, 1719 (pre '60s) "This Is the Day the Lord Has Made= " (also 4, and F) set to the tune of ARLINGTON (C.M.)   There's something familiar with the line you've supplied, that begs for a p= air of Alleluia's -- I can't place my finger on _THAT_ tune right now eithe= r, but it's probably not the one you want either.   ----- Original Message ----- From: BlueeyedBear@aol.com To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: who wrote "this is the day which the lord has made"? Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2004 21:17:00 EST   > i'm hoping someone can help me locate this very well-known rendition of "= this > is the day which the lord has made." it's in triple meter and i think it= 's > in e-flat major. the melody of the title phrase begins with an=20 > octave descent, > then an upward scale ascent -- e-flat, e-flat, f, g, a-flat, b-flat, c, c, > b-flat. the rhythm is half note, eighth, eighth, quarter, quarter, quart= er, > half, quarter, dotted half. >=20 > i've known this song since i was very young, but i have no clue who wrote= it. > i even directed it as choirmaster for a couple of years at a previous > church, but don't have the score anymore. >=20 > also, does ANYBODY know anything about the background of "bach's memento"= by > widor? >=20 > thanks, >=20 > scot       -- Jan Nijhuis nijhuis@email.com   --=20 ___________________________________________________________ Sign-up for Ads Free at Mail.com http://promo.mail.com/adsfreejump.htm    
(back) Subject: Re: Organs & Church Music In Holland From: <JKVDP@aol.com> Date: Sat, 11 Dec 2004 03:45:37 EST   In a message dated 12/10/2004 4:58:45 PM Pacific Standard Time, kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu writes: but might I seek advice from one or more list readers here as to places we should try to see/hear and perhaps comments about significant organs I recommend the Sunday Morning Service at the Boven Kerk in Kampen, a = lovely ancient city. When we were there a few years ago, the organist improvised = a magnificent symphony on chorales and psalms for the prelude. The = congregational introductions were amazing and the huge congregation sang with great enthusiasm. Yes, the lady sitting next to us noted that we Americans who = not have Dutch peppermints, and promptly provided them for us! Normally your have one peppermint for each of the three points of the sermon. The Congregation is = of a healthy conservative nature and the nave was crowded. The organ is a = Muller.   Jerry van der Pol Seattle  
(back) Subject: Re: Recital News From: "Octaaf" <octaaf@charter.net> Date: Sat, 11 Dec 2004 02:53:23 -0600   Congratulations Scott! I've no doubt it was a terrific performance.   For those of us who missed Scott's recital, he can be heard at = http://www.organsandorganistsonline.com/organist_index.htm#montgomery = playing 2 Chorale Preludes by Bach and Buxtehude on the III/37 Taylor & = Boody Organ at Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis, Indiana. Very = very fine.   Cheers,   Tim Grenz=20 ----- Original Message -----=20 From: Scott Montgomery=20 To: PipeChat=20 Sent: Friday, December 10, 2004 6:13 PM Subject: Recital News     I gave a recital to fulfill my degree here at the University of = Illinois last night. The turn out was amazing, with over 100 people = there. Not bad for a school recital in a rather small town. It was a = good feeling that so many people were amazed by an organist. (I played = the Prelude and Fugue in D by Bach and the organ was in the front and = centered so that I was visible.)   Just ensured my faith in practicing so much for these recitals!   Scott Montgomery       Scott Montgomery=20 619 W Church St=20 Champaign, IL 61820=20 217-390-0158=20 www.ScottMontgomeryMusic.net  
(back) Subject: Re: More music from organs and organists online From: "Octaaf" <octaaf@charter.net> Date: Sat, 11 Dec 2004 03:03:30 -0600   Thanks very much for your kind words regarding Jared's performances. I'm very proud of him. Being the typical teenager, he wants to correct the record: he's 15 (going on 35!). We all know what a difference that makes = :0   Cheers,   Tim   ----- Original Message ----- From: "John Foss" <harkat@kat.forthnet.gr> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Friday, December 10, 2004 4:15 PM Subject: More music from organs and organists online     > Dear List, > > We have put more good music online for you at > http://www.organsandorganistsonline.com/ > If you want to get off to a lively start, 14 year old Jared Grenz gives = a > brilliant performance of Charpentier's "Prelude to the Te Deum" on the > Trumpet, accompanied by his dad, Timothy Grenz on the II/23 1960 Reuter > Organ in Chetek Lutheran Church Wisconsin - this kid is a star! > > Another of the up and coming generation, Greg Ceurvorst, plays the first =   > movement of Bach's Trio Sonata No. 2 -"Vivace" (BWV 526) on the III/35 > 1998 Wicks Organ in St. Peter's United Church of Christ Frankfort, > Illinois USA with delightfully pungent registration. > > There are two works from Aarnoud de Groen, the Fantasy and Fugue in g > minor (BWV 542) and the Chorale Prelude, Nun komm der Heiden Heiden (BWV =   > 659) played on the III/28 Vierdag Organ in the Bethlehemkerk, The Hague, =   > NL . Aarnoud's own composition "Fantasy on Psalm 75" has proved a = popular > listener's selection, and this work is also available in the "scores" > section as a file download. > > To make sure balance is maintained, Wayne Grauel plays the Concerto in b =   > minor (Meck) by Walther on the Cantor digital organ in his home. > > After the discussion on the Widor on the list Timothy Grenz's fine > performance of the Toccata returned to first place, with 122 downloads = so > far this month, knocking young Nodtvedt (Bach D Minor Toccata) off his > perch. I expect he'll be back! It does seem that Toccatas are the best = way > of getting an audience. > > We have added three organs to the "ORGANS" section for the specification =   > enthusiast, two from Monaco, the two manual Cavaille Coll in the = Chapelle > des Carmes and the 3 manual Boisseau instrument in the Cathedral, and = the > new (2000) 3 manual van den Heuvel organ of Katarina Church, Stockholm, > Sweden. > > John Foss > http://www.organsandorganistsonline.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 > List-Subscribe: <mailto:pipechat-on@pipechat.org> > List-Digest: <mailto:pipechat-digest@pipechat.org> > List-Unsubscribe: <mailto:pipechat-off@pipechat.org> > >