PipeChat Digest #4255 - Tuesday, February 3, 2004
 
Charles Fisk:  A Fond Remembrance
  by "Mark Nelson" <marknelson@cbfisk.com>
Re: Church organists behaving badly
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: LQ mp3 for those with slow connection
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM NORTHWESTERN STUDENTS
  by <Gfc234@aol.com>
RE: BAD NEWS!!!
  by "Andr=E9s G=FCnther" <agun@telcel.net.ve>
NORTHWESTERN ON WTTW CHICAGO
  by <Gfc234@aol.com>
NORTHWESTERN ON TV-
  by <Gfc234@aol.com>
HELP!
  by <Gfc234@aol.com>
Re: HELP!
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: HELP!
  by "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org>
Re: Church organists behaving badly
  by <DERREINETOR@aol.com>
Fwd: Diapason sample
  by "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org>
STATEMENT FROM NU ORGAN STUDENTS
  by "Fran Walker" <fwalker@northwestern.edu>
Fwd: NORTHWESTERN ORGAN DEPT ON WTTW CHICAGO
  by "Fran Walker" <fwalker@northwestern.edu>
Re: Church organists behaving badly RE: Dixie
  by "firman1" <firman1@prodigy.net>
open house this past Sunday at T&B - Tannenbaum organ restoration
  by <RMaryman@aol.com>
open house this past Sunday at T&B - Tannenburg organ restoration
  by <RMaryman@aol.com>
oops - that was supposed to read...
  by <RMaryman@aol.com>
Hakim Sonata for Trumpet and Organ
  by "Brent Johnson" <brentmj@charter.net>
RE: BAD NEWS!!!
  by "Emmons, Paul" <PEMMONS@wcupa.edu>
 

(back) Subject: Charles Fisk: A Fond Remembrance From: "Mark Nelson" <marknelson@cbfisk.com> Date: Tue, 03 Feb 2004 08:13:55 -0500       C. B. Fisk, Inc. invites you to a program of remembrance honoring the life =   and work of our founder, Charles Fisk, on Saturday, February 7, 2004 at 2 p.m. at Old West Church, 131 Cambridge Street, Boston. Yuko Hayashi, Lenora McCroskey, and Margaret & John Mueller will play works of de = Grigny, Mendelssohn, Sandresky and Bach on the Fisk Opus 55. Fisk President Steve =   Dieck, Walter Holtkamp, Jr., John Brombaugh, and Jonathan Ambrosino will speak. A reception will follow.   The printed program will include excerpts from remembrances collected and published on our website. A volume of these and other recollections will be published later this year. We hope that this gathering will call forth =   further reminiscences which we will be pleased to consider for publication =   if received by April 15, 2004.     Old West is accessible by public transportation from the Charles/MGH Red Line station and the Government Center Blue Line station. Discounted parking (for less than 3 hours) is available at the Charles River underground parking lot on Blossom Street between the Holiday Inn and Boston Shriners Hospital. Bring your ticket to Old West for validation. Old West is handicap accessible.   C. B. Fisk, Inc. 21 Kondelin Rd, Gloucester MA 01930 USA VOX 978.283.1909 FAX 978.283.2938 cbfisk@cbfisk.com http://www.cbfisk.com/welcome.html    
(back) Subject: Re: Church organists behaving badly From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2004 07:23:21 -0800 (PST)   Hello,   I have improvised on the theme of "the Stripper" and the theme tune from "Sex in the city."   The choir-boys at one church always squealed with glee at "Captain Pugwash".....that was the BBC cartoon which had two sailors with the delightful names of Seamen Staines and Master Bates.   Using modal harmonies, "I feel good" works well.   My personal favourite is when John Scott-Whiteley played "War March of the priests" after the consecration as bishop of Dr David Jenkins at York Minster, when the conservative evengelicals lay in wait at the West Door, ready to heckle him for his liberal theological views.   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK     --- Stephen Barker <steve@sbarker.net> wrote: > When I was still a student, myselt and two other > friends each played in > different churches in the city and on a Thursday > night we used to decide > on the theme fro the next Sunday's improvisation, > which ranged from the > mildly humerous to the absolutely ridiculous!   __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! SiteBuilder - Free web site building tool. Try it! http://webhosting.yahoo.com/ps/sb/  
(back) Subject: Re: LQ mp3 for those with slow connection From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 03 Feb 2004 11:21:24 -0500   On 2/2/04 10:09 PM, "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@adelphia.net> wrote:   > I forget the woes of a dial-up modem since we've switched to High-speed = cable > modem > this summer - my apologies. > > SOOOO -   Jonathan!   Astonishing. Really enjoyed that. You just keep up the good work.   Alan    
(back) Subject: AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM NORTHWESTERN STUDENTS From: <Gfc234@aol.com> Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2004 12:12:29 EST   Musicians, Alumni, and Advocates of the Arts: =20 We need your help!=20 =20 Northwestern University=E2=80=99s School of Music Dean, Toni-Marie Montgomer= y,=20 recently announced plans to eliminate the Organ and Church Music major degre= e=20 programs. In addition, Dean Montgomery has instructed the School of Music Ad= missions=20 staff to refuse all applications for Fall, 2004, effective immediately. =20 Headed by Dean Peter Christian Lutkin more than a century ago, the study of=20 organ and church music was the foundation of Northwestern=E2=80=99s School o= f Music. =20 The first degree in organ performance was awarded by Northwestern in 1895! =20 Since then, Northwestern alumni and students have, and still continue to fil= l top=20 positions, and win awards and competitions in the field of Organ and Church=20 Music. =20 We believe that the termination of the Organ and Church Music major degree=20 programs, and the resulting loss of Northwestern University trained organist= s=20 and church musicians, would be a devastating loss for the Northwestern=20 community, especially Alice Millar Chapel, Seabury and Garret Seminaries, t= he city of=20 Chicago and suburbs, and the world at large. Please note that the American=20 Guild of Organists=E2=80=99 2006 National Convention will take place in Chic= ago. One=20 can only imagine that Northwestern's absence will have a negative effect on=20= the=20 convention's success. =20 To maintain its status as a major university, we believe that Northwestern=20 must continue its commitment to competitive degree programs in Organ and Chu= rch=20 Music. =20 We respectfully request that the Northwestern University Administration=20 reconsider and reverse their decision to eliminate the School of Music=E2= =80=99s Organ and=20 Church Music major degree programs.=20   We would be most grateful for your help in this matter. Please send letters= =20 of support to: =20 President Henry Bienen Northwestern University Crown 2-130 Evanston, IL 60208 =20 Provost Lawrence B. Dumas Northwestern University Crown 2-143 Evanston, IL 60208 =20 For our records, please also send a copy to: =20 Northwestern Organ Students 1921 Sherman Ave. #GS Evanston, IL 60201 =20 =20 We whole-heartedly believe that with your support, the Organ and Church Musi= c=20 programs at Northwestern will continue to thrive, and provide the world with= =20 many more generations of excellent leaders, musicians and scholars. =20 We most humbly thank you for your support, =20 The Organ Students of N.U. ______________________________________________________________________             Gregory Ceurvorst M.M. Organ Performance Student Northwestern University Director of Music and Organist St. Peter's U.C.C. Frankfort, IL 847.332.2788 home 708.243.2549 mobile gfc234@aol.com    
(back) Subject: RE: BAD NEWS!!! From: "Andr=E9s G=FCnther" <agun@telcel.net.ve> Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2004 13:37:43 -0400   Andres Gunther agun@telcel.net.ve   This news stirred a big thread in the other List I am corresponding with. What's most worrysome for me in particular are following excerpts:   >Enrollment in organ has been >declining at Northwestern for the past decade, *mirroring a national trend*.   >*Given >national enrollment trends in organ study* and the specific issues we = face >here, we believe it is unlikely that Northwestern would be able to = sustain >a high-quality program.   I live in country which never had an organ tradition, but for the United States where it's said that once in history organ recitals were better attended than base ball championship games this reflects a worrysome turn = of events.   *IS IT REALLY THAT BAD? *Are these "National Trends" only noticeable in Universities or *all* organ & organ education related areas?   Honest and *objective, please!* opinions are highly welcome; it's = important for me to know.   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: NORTHWESTERN ON WTTW CHICAGO From: <Gfc234@aol.com> Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2004 13:15:41 EST   Hello, A feature on Northwestern's Organ Department will be on Chicago Tonight = this evening.   WTTW Chicago Channel 11 Feb 3, 2004 7pm       Gregory Ceurvorst M.M. Organ Performance Student Northwestern University Director of Music and Organist St. Peter's U.C.C. Frankfort, IL 847.332.2788 home 708.243.2549 mobile gfc234@aol.com    
(back) Subject: NORTHWESTERN ON TV- From: <Gfc234@aol.com> Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2004 13:27:55 EST   This is the show's web page: http://www.wttw.com/chicagotonight/index.html Please note that the show will be repeated at Midnight, 1:30am, and = 4:30am. Hope you can all see it! gfc             Gregory Ceurvorst M.M. Organ Performance Student Northwestern University Director of Music and Organist St. Peter's U.C.C. Frankfort, IL 847.332.2788 home 708.243.2549 mobile gfc234@aol.com    
(back) Subject: HELP! From: <Gfc234@aol.com> Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2004 14:21:37 EST   Can someone please post my Northwestern messages to PIPORGL? thanks, gfc   Gregory Ceurvorst M.M. Organ Performance Student Northwestern University Director of Music and Organist St. Peter's U.C.C. Frankfort, IL 847.332.2788 home 708.243.2549 mobile gfc234@aol.com    
(back) Subject: Re: HELP! From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 03 Feb 2004 14:51:49 -0500   On 2/3/04 2:21 PM, "Gfc234@aol.com" <Gfc234@aol.com> wrote:   > Can someone please post my Northwestern messages to PIPORGL? > thanks,   I cannot, but surely someone will. I DID take the liberty of posting it = on OrganChat.   Alan    
(back) Subject: Re: HELP! From: "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org> Date: Tue, 03 Feb 2004 14:25:21 -0600   Forwarded messages to one of the piporg list owners...it is against piporg =   guidelines to repost messages to the list.   Jon       At 01:51 PM 2/3/04, you wrote:   >On 2/3/04 2:21 PM, "Gfc234@aol.com" <Gfc234@aol.com> wrote: > >Can someone please post my Northwestern messages to PIPORGL? >thanks, > > >I cannot, but surely someone will. I DID take the liberty of posting it >on OrganChat. > >Alan    
(back) Subject: Re: Church organists behaving badly From: <DERREINETOR@aol.com> Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2004 15:52:57 EST   Steve, Some years ago, I worked as the assistant to an old Southern (US) organist =   and choirmaster who was quite the "un-reconstructed" Southerner. He was = one of these Anglophile Southern Gentlemen who never quite got over the "War of Northern Aggression" aka "The Recent Unpleasantness", aka, the "Civil = War". Being an Anglophile Bostonian Gentleman myself and like him, an Anglican working = for another denomination--we both got along just fine-- except for very = different interpretations of US history, of course.   From time to time, he was called upon to play the Battle Hymn of the = Republic (which was in the hymnal of this Southern denomination which will remain nameless) as a hymn during service.   Always feeling this obligation to be rather humiliating, he always gave = the "Lost Cause" it's due when it came time for the postlude on those "Yankee Days", as he called them. He'd improvise--brilliantly--on "Dixie".   Bill H.    
(back) Subject: Fwd: Diapason sample From: "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org> Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2004 15:36:23 -0600   > >Request a free sample copy of the February issue of The Diapason. >Cover: Goulding & Wood, Inc., Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church, >Dallas, Texas. Features: "A Perfect Day: The Mission Inn, Riverside, >California, October 25, 2003," by R. E. Coleberd; "London Chats #2: >Patrick Russill," by Gordon & Barbara Betenbaugh. News, Here & >There, Appointments, Nunc Dimittis, Harpsichord News by Larry >Palmer, Carillon News by Brian Swager; reviews of scores, books, >recordings, calendar, organ recital programs, classified advertising. >Send your request to: Jerome Butera, Editor, The Diapason, = jbutera@sgcmail.com >www.TheDiapason.com     -- **************************************** David Scribner Owner / Co-Administrator PipeChat   http://www.pipechat.org mailto:admin@pipechat.org  
(back) Subject: STATEMENT FROM NU ORGAN STUDENTS From: "Fran Walker" <fwalker@northwestern.edu> Date: Tue, 03 Feb 2004 15:31:50 -0600     >X-Phforward: V2.6@drjimmy (northwestern.edu) >From: Gfc234@aol.com >Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2004 12:30:28 EST >Subject: AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM NORTHWESTERN STUDENTS >To: tgouwens@fourthchurch.org, dhiett@rdhs.org, merlehman@core.com, > bdobbelaere@speakeasy.net, gemshorn16@yahoo.com,= MFoxgrover@aol.com, > Fredswann@aol.com, mkemper@northwestern.edu, rsamuels@wttw.com, > fwalker@northwestern.edu, ron.anderson@garrett.edu, > r-finster@seabury.edu, chaplain@northwestern.edu >X-Mailer: 9.0 for Windows sub 5002 > > >Musicians, Alumni, and Advocates of the Arts: > >We need your help! > > >Northwestern University=E2=80=99s School of Music Dean, Toni-Marie= Montgomery,=20 >recently announced plans to eliminate the Organ and Church Music major=20 >degree programs. In addition, Dean Montgomery has instructed the School of= =20 >Music Admissions staff to refuse all applications for Fall, 2004,=20 >effective immediately. > > >Headed by Dean Peter Christian Lutkin more than a century ago, the study=20 >of organ and church music was the foundation of Northwestern=E2=80=99s= School of=20 >Music. The first degree in organ performance was awarded by Northwestern= =20 >in 1895! Since then, Northwestern alumni and students have, and still=20 >continue to fill top positions, and win awards and competitions in the=20 >field of Organ and Church Music. > > >We believe that the termination of the Organ and Church Music major degree= =20 >programs, and the resulting loss of Northwestern University trained=20 >organists and church musicians, would be a devastating loss for the=20 >Northwestern community, especially Alice Millar Chapel, Seabury and=20 >Garret Seminaries, the city of Chicago and suburbs, and the world at=20 >large. Please note that the American Guild of Organists=E2=80=99 2006= National=20 >Convention will take place in Chicago. One can only imagine that=20 >Northwestern's absence will have a negative effect on the convention's= success. > > To maintain its status as a major university, we believe that=20 > Northwestern must continue its commitment to competitive degree programs= =20 > in Organ and Church Music. > >We respectfully request that the Northwestern University Administration=20 >reconsider and reverse their decision to eliminate the School of Music=E2= =80=99s=20 >Organ and Church Music major degree programs. > >We would be most grateful for your help in this matter. Please send=20 >letters of support to: > >President Henry Bienen >Northwestern University >Crown 2-130 >Evanston, IL 60208 Phone: 847-491-8413 Fax: 847-467-3104 E-mail:=20 <mailto:nu-president@northwestern.edu>nu-president@northwestern.edu   >Provost Lawrence B. Dumas >Northwestern University >Crown 2-143 >Evanston, IL 60208 Phone: 847-491-5117 Fax: 847-467-1630 E-mail:=20 <mailto:nu-provost@northwestern.edu>nu-provost@northwestern.edu > >For our records, please also send a copy to: > > Northwestern Organ Students   % Gregory Ceurvorst Gfc234@aol.com >1921 Sherman Ave. #GS >Evanston, IL 60201 > >We whole-heartedly believe that with your support, the Organ and Church=20 >Music programs at Northwestern will continue to thrive, and provide the=20 >world with many more generations of excellent leaders, musicians and= scholars. > >We most humbly thank you for your support, >The Organ Students of N.U.    
(back) Subject: Fwd: NORTHWESTERN ORGAN DEPT ON WTTW CHICAGO From: "Fran Walker" <fwalker@northwestern.edu> Date: Tue, 03 Feb 2004 15:28:09 -0600     >X-Phforward: V2.6@drjimmy (northwestern.edu) >From: Gfc234@aol.com >Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2004 13:15:41 EST >Subject: NORTHWESTERN ON WTTW CHICAGO >To: pipechat@pipechat.org, Fredswann@aol.com, rbhoskins@SaintC.org, > dschrader@att.net, mkemper@northwestern.edu, CleveOrg@aol.com, > NFennig1@aol.com, c-lynch1@northwestern.edu, > a-carper@northwestern.edu, > n-lemahieu@northwestern.edu, r-whitmore@northwestern.edu, > r-finster@seabury.edu, Swa440@northwestern.edu, > chaplain@northwestern.edu, mcshane.1@nd.edu, > ron.anderson@garrett.edu, > MFoxgrover@aol.com, tgouwens@fourthchurch.org, = merlehman@core.com, > fwalker@northwestern.edu, MBarone@mpr.org, = john@georgiafrances.com, > j-garbutt@northwestern.edu >X-Mailer: 9.0 for Windows sub 5002 > >Hello, >A feature on Northwestern's Organ Department will be on Chicago Tonight >this evening. > >WTTW Chicago >Channel 11 >Feb 3, 2004 >7pm > > > >Gregory Ceurvorst >M.M. Organ Performance Student >Northwestern University >Director of Music and Organist >St. Peter's U.C.C. Frankfort, IL >847.332.2788 home >708.243.2549 mobile ><http://gfc234@aol.com/>gfc234@aol.com   ************************************************** Fran Walker (fwalker@northwestern.edu) CMS-EMS (Center for Mathematical Studies in Economics & Management Science) Northwestern University Phone: 847-491-3527; Fax: 847-491-2530 2001 Sheridan Road, Rm. 580 Evanston, IL 60208-2014 http://www.kellogg.nwu.edu/research/math **************************************************      
(back) Subject: Re: Church organists behaving badly RE: Dixie From: "firman1" <firman1@prodigy.net> Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2004 16:09:06 -0600   Hi all, "Dixie" or more appropriately "I Wish I was In Dixie Land", is really a = beautiful tune. It can be played as a rousing March or a plaintive dirge = in funeral time. By the way, "Dixie" was named for our (Louisiana) ten dollar notes = printed in French in English: Ten on one side, Dix on the other. Thus, = this was the land of the "dixies". BAF II  
(back) Subject: open house this past Sunday at T&B - Tannenbaum organ restoration From: <RMaryman@aol.com> Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2004 17:12:47 EST   Well, after waiting patiently for fellow pipe-chat-er Tommy Lee Whitlock = to post something about this, I will jump into the waters, having promised to = be "corroborating testimony" to whatever he would write.   This past Sunday, Feb 1, Taylor and Boody Organbuilders held an open house = to showcase their current, soon to be completed, project. For the past = several months, the craftsmen of T&B have carefully restored this historic = instrument of 2 manuals and pedals.   This organ was originally built for and installed in the Moravian meeting house in Old Salem in North Carolina, and is the only surviving example of = an organ of this type, even tho other Tannenburg organs are in existence, = they were built in a style more suitable to be the sole accompanying instrument, = whereas the Old Salem organ was built to be a sort of 'continuo' organ, altho applying that term is not wholly acurate either.   The organ has been in storage since about 1913 ( ! ), and was scattered = among several various locations. Some of the pipework had been walked on = (stomped flat!). During the various recovery operations a hand written listing of = the stops of this organ was discovered, and that alone may have saved months = of detective work. As it turned out, pipes from this organ had been = intermingled with pipes from aonther Tannenburg cabinet organ of one manual, so the whole = story of this restoration is one fascinating tale!. Bruce Shull, who was the primary person in charge of this project documented the restoration with = about 5000 (yes thousand) photos, and has written extensively on the restoration = project for a booklet to be published in celebration of the restoration of this historic instrument.   The organ, as it sat on sunday was lacking a couple of stops because the restoration is ongoing, and will be a work in progress right up to the = date of dedication, which will be in March. The tone of this organ is very mild in =   comparison to the organs being built in this day and age. Wind pressure = was set at about 40 mm, and the pipework that was working was very gentle in attack, = with a very singing quality. FWIW, one piece played during the afternoon was = from a Hindemith Sonata and it worked very well (and yes I know that this organ = was built a LONG time before Hindemith was born)...my point being that while = the organ is not built to play solo organ repertoire, that some pieces will = work exceedingly well on this organ. One of the outstanding pieces of work (in = my useless opinion) on this restoration was the work done by Kelley Blanton, = whose responsibility was the Case of the organ. His work included having to = rebuild some of the dovetail joints hidden by case mouldings by piecing in new = wood where the existing wood had been damaged from carelessness and neglect. = the carvings of the pipe shades is elegant - even more so when you consider = that there were no power tools in 1800 whien this organ was completed, yet the = joinery and workmanship in general was quite good.   well, there it is...Tommy Lee......your turn.   Rick in VA    
(back) Subject: open house this past Sunday at T&B - Tannenburg organ restoration From: <RMaryman@aol.com> Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2004 17:23:26 EST   Well, after waiting patiently for fellow pipe-chat-er Tommy Lee Whitlock = to post something about this, I will jump into the waters, having promised to = be "corroborating testimony" to whatever he would write.   This past Sunday, Feb 1, Taylor and Boody Organbuilders held an open house = to showcase their current, soon to be completed, project. For the past = several months, the craftsmen of T&B have carefully restored this historic = instrument of 2 manuals and pedals.   This organ was originally built for and installed in the Moravian meeting house in Old Salem in North Carolina, and is the only surviving example of = an organ of this type, even tho other Tannenburg organs are in existence, = they were built in a style more suitable to be the sole accompanying instrument, = whereas the Old Salem organ was built to be a sort of 'continuo' organ, altho applying that term is not wholly acurate either.   The organ has been in storage since about 1913 ( ! ), and was scattered = among several various locations. Some of the pipework had been walked on = (stomped flat!). During the various recovery operations a hand written listing of = the stops of this organ was discovered, and that alone may have saved months = of detective work. As it turned out, pipes from this organ had been = intermingled with pipes from aonther Tannenburg cabinet organ of one manual, so the whole = story of this restoration is one fascinating tale!. Bruce Shull, who was the primary person in charge of this project documented the restoration with = about 5000 (yes thousand) photos, and has written extensively on the restoration = project for a booklet to be published in celebration of the restoration of this historic instrument.   The organ, as it sat on sunday was lacking a couple of stops because the restoration is ongoing, and will be a work in progress right up to the = date of dedication, which will be in March. The tone of this organ is very mild in =   comparison to the organs being built in this day and age. Wind pressure = was set at about 40 mm, and the pipework that was working was very gentle in attack, = with a very singing quality. FWIW, one piece played during the afternoon was = from a Hindemith Sonata and it worked very well (and yes I know that this organ = was built a LONG time before Hindemith was born)...my point being that while = the organ is not built to play solo organ repertoire, that some pieces will = work exceedingly well on this organ. One of the outstanding pieces of work (in = my useless opinion) on this restoration was the work done by Kelley Blanton, = whose responsibility was the Case of the organ. His work included having to = rebuild some of the dovetail joints hidden by case mouldings by piecing in new = wood where the existing wood had been damaged from carelessness and neglect. = the carvings of the pipe shades is elegant - even more so when you consider = that there were no power tools in 1800 whien this organ was completed, yet the = joinery and workmanship in general was quite good.   well, there it is...Tommy Lee......your turn.   Rick in VA    
(back) Subject: oops - that was supposed to read... From: <RMaryman@aol.com> Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2004 17:27:35 EST   The subject line was supposed to read Tannenburg, not what it said...mea = cupla   Rick M    
(back) Subject: Hakim Sonata for Trumpet and Organ From: "Brent Johnson" <brentmj@charter.net> Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2004 16:43:07 -0600   Hi all. I'm looking for a specific recording of the Sonata for Trumpet = and Organ by Naji Hakim. The trumpeter is Hakan Hardenberger and the organist is Simon Preston. Anyone know where I can buy it or have one to sell? Amazon and the local record purveyor both seem unable to locate it.   I have an excellent recording by the Levy/Wrench Duo already.   Brent Johnson ORGANLive - Music of the organ on demand www.organlive.com    
(back) Subject: RE: BAD NEWS!!! From: "Emmons, Paul" <PEMMONS@wcupa.edu> Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2004 18:01:44 -0500   > *IS IT REALLY THAT BAD?   Yes!   > *Are these "National Trends" only noticeable in Universities or *all* organ & organ education related areas?     They are noticeable in a decline in church attendence. =20   They are noticeable in a decline in support, and an increase in cries = for censorship, of public and school libraries.   They are noticeable in the treatment of classical music by major record = labels and dealers: it has become a niche market, with sales sinking, no = bottom in sight above zero.   They are noticeable in the rage for "distance education" as a = substitute for classroom interaction and the upholding of standards at the university level, amidst many other trends = to turn them into mere vocational schools.   They are noticeable in the virtual disappearance of a place for public = radio and TV, among other cultural provisions, in federal and other = governmental budgets.   They are noticeable in shoving aside music to the status of a = peripheral luxury, if that, in the curricula of many public school = systems.   They are noticeable in the fact that cuss-words have crept into the = programs of radio and television, to the extent that a bill is now in = congress that would direct the FCC to continue the oversight that it = used to exercise in this regard. And in the fact that, in a certain = forum of folks who consider themselves liberal and enlightened, NO ONE = agrees with me that it makes any sense to keep the forces of entropy = from dragging one more portion of a once-civilized public life straight = into the gutter. Am I really crazy to think that we should? (To anyone = who lives outside the U.S.: please let me know privately whether, and if = so when, the broadcast media in *your* country are allowed to pepper = their output with obscenities.)   They are noticeable in the number of signs, more-or-less carefully = manufactured and posted for the public to read, which contain = mis-spellings.   What I mean is, we're being too hard on ourselves. We've done little = or nothing to cause these troubles, and we alone can't fix them. We may = be in some danger, however, of destroying ourselves in the attempt, by = guiltily rushing into various kinds of sensationalistic novelties that = empty our art of its essence. To do that were to become part of the = problem rather than solving it. My humble opinion: we need to preserve = for posterity our witness to the good, the true, and the beautiful-- not = sell out.   "In quietness and confidence shall be our strength."   =20