PipeChat Digest #4257 - Thursday, February 5, 2004 RE: AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM NORTHWESTERN STUDENTS by "Michael David" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Re: Church organists behaving badly by <email@example.com> Re: AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM NORTHWESTERN STUDENTS by <Gfc234@aol.com> RE: open house this past Sunday at T&B - Tannenburg organ restoration by "Andr=E9s G=FCnther" <firstname.lastname@example.org> MUSIC FOR SALE -- PLEASE NOTE CONTACT ADDRESS BELOW by <email@example.com> Concert Announcement, Celebrating 100 years of faithful service (cross p by "jch" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cypress Creek Christian Church and Community Center by "Brent Johnson" <email@example.com> RE: READ THIS !!! ( was: BAD NEWS!!! by "Emmons, Paul" <PEMMONS@wcupa.edu> DC residence organ removal by <Seedlac@aol.com> OFF-TOPIC: Palm Sunday, Year C - music for St. Luke's Passion by <firstname.lastname@example.org> Re: DC residence organ removal by "TommyLee Whitlock" <email@example.com> Re: open house this past Sunday at T&B - Tannenburg organ restoration by "TommyLee Whitlock" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
(back) Subject: RE: AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM NORTHWESTERN STUDENTS From: "Michael David" <email@example.com> Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2004 12:29:25 -0600 Curious here. What makes this statement "official"? -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of = Gfc234@aol.com Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2004 11:12 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM NORTHWESTERN STUDENTS Musicians, Alumni, and Advocates of the Arts:
(back) Subject: Re: Church organists behaving badly From: <email@example.com> Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2004 11:31:22 -0700 For awhile I tried playing "name that tune" with the congregation using = improvised postludes on (hopefully) well-known tunes. When, one January = 1st, I played a choral prelude on "Auld lang syne" with the melody on all = the pedal reeds and the sole guess was "Danny Boy", I gave up. One time I slipped a few bars of Emerson Lake and Palmer's "Tarkus" into a = communion improvisation because there was a faint chance (OK, so I'm = delusional) that Keith Emerson might be in the congregation that day (he = was on tour). A former priest would get the hint that Solemn Evensong was dragging on a = bit if the movie theme from "Batman" wafted past. During Advent, the first few notes of "Nun Komm" will show up in all sorts = of unlikely places. The congregation has written it off as an obsession. The contemplative mood of Evensong is occasionally jostled if I feel the = compulsion to play as a prelude a longer work unsuitable for postludes = (ie. they gallop out in the first three minutes and eat all the cake and = cookies). Last week it was the Bach Passacaglia AND fugue BWV 582. The = priest was amused and thought the ending pedal flourish "alarming" (a = choir member declared it "impossible"), especially on my clattery = pedalboard (topic of a previous rant). Evensong is also my opportunity to explore 20th century bitonality, = atonality and downright discord (most of it intentional). You can sense = the change in mood from the morning's cheerful "What was that?" (I don't = publish my music choices because it's often a last-minute decision) to = evening's "WHAT was THAT?!?!?"
(back) Subject: Re: AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM NORTHWESTERN STUDENTS From: <Gfc234@aol.com> Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2004 13:52:33 EST In a message dated 2/4/2004 12:30:30 PM Central Standard Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes: Curious here. What makes this statement "official"? long hours and meetings 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 email@example.com
(back) Subject: RE: open house this past Sunday at T&B - Tannenburg organ restoration From: "Andr=E9s G=FCnther" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2004 15:00:52 -0400 Andres Gunther email@example.com I had a look at the T&B webpage showing the project. What a beautiful, professional restoration this is. I don't remember if I already did, but just in case of let me express in the open my warmest congratulations. Sincerely 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: MUSIC FOR SALE -- PLEASE NOTE CONTACT ADDRESS BELOW From: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2004 12:34:52 -0800 >>>I am posting this as a favour for an old friend and colleague;<<< >>>I AM *NOT* SELLING THIS MUSIC; PLEASE CONTACT DR. SHAY DIRECTLY<<< >>>TO PURCHASE THIS MUSIC, CONTACT DR. EDMUND SHAY AT:<<< email@example.com Cheers, Bud ----------------------------------------- HYMN HARMONIZATIONS FROM THE LIBRARY OF RAYMOND HARRIS D. Busarow. All Praise to You (Augsburg) J. Ferguson. Hymn Harmonizations, 5 volumes (Ludwig) D. Gawthrop. Hymn Accompaniments (H.W.Gray) J. Goode. 34 Changes on Hymn Tunes (H.W. Gray) H. Hopson. 12 Free Accompaniments and Descants (H.W.Gray) C.S.Lang. Hymn Tune Preludes, 2 sets (Oxford) J. Marshall. 15 Harmonizations on Hymn Tunes (Abingdon) G. Shaw. The Descant Hymn-Tune Book, 2 vols. (Novello) E. Thiman. Varied Accompaniments to 34 Hymns (Oxford) E. Thiman. Varied Harmonizations to Hymn Tunes (H.W.Gray) F. 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Water Music, arr. by Mckinley (J. Fischer) Handel. Fireworks Music, arr. Biggs (B. F. Wood). Purcell. Ceremonial Music, for Org.& Trps. Arr. Biggs (Mercury). Stanley. Trumpet Tune, arr. by H. Coleman (Oxford). Wedding Service Music, ed. by D. Drinkwater (J. Fischer). SOLD AS A COLLECTION FOR $15 ORGAN MUSIC Bach J. S. Orgelbuchlein, ed Riemenschneider (Ditson) Bach J. S. Orgelbuchlein, ed. Clark & Peterson (Concordia) Bach J. S. Orgelbuchlein, (Belwin Mills/Kalmus) Bach J. S. Organ Chorles from the Neumeister Collection, Ed. by Christoph Wolff (Yale University) Bach J. S. Clavierubung III, bound copy (Peters) Bach J. S. 371 Harmonized Chorales, ed. Riemenschneider (G. Schirmer). Bach J. S. Organ Music: 6 Trio Sonatas, Clavierubung III, Orgelbuchlein, Sic Schubler Chorales, Eighteen Chorales, (Dover). Burkhardt, M. 5 Lenten Improvisations (MorningStar). Burkhardt, M. Four Hymn Improvisations for Holy Week (MorningStar). Burkhardt, M. 5 Easter Hymn Improvisations (MorningStar). Challahan, C. Advent Suite (MorningStar). Challahan, C. Advent Music for Manuals (MorningStar). Challahan, C. Chant-based Hymns (MorningStar). Challahan, C. Lenten Music for Manuals (MorningStar). Challahan, C. Thanksgiving Music for Manuals (MorningStar). Challahan, C. A Christmas Suite (MorningStar). Challahan, C. An Epiphany Suite (MorningStar). Cavazzone, G. Organ Book (Kalmus) Dandrieu, JF. Noels for Organ (Kalmus) Dupre, Marcel. Three Preludes & Fugues, Op. 7 (Leduc). Ferguson, John. Christmas Triptych, Sets 1 & 2 (MorningStar). Ferguson, John. Three Preludes on Swedish Hymns (Augsburg) Gabrieli, A. Intonations, Vol. III (Kalmus) Gange, K. Wedding Music (Suite for Organ) (Boosey & Hawkes) Haan, Raymond. Organ Music for Lent and Easter (Sacred Music Press) Haan, Raymond. Advent and Christmas Music (Sacred Music Press) Held, Wilbur. Suite of Passion Hymn Settings (Concordia). Held, Wilbur. Six Preludes on Easter Hymns (Concordia). Held, Wilbur. Organ Music for Memorial Services (Augsburg). Hobby, Robert. Three Lenten Hymn Settings (MorningStar). Kerll, J.K. Modulatio Organica, 1686 (Kalmus. Kolb, C. Certamen Aonium for Organ (Kalmus). Murschhauser, F. Novum Organicum (Kalmus) Near, Gerald. Suite for Organ (H W Gray) Pachelbel, Johann. Organ Works (Dover) Stearns, P P. Eight Preludes on Evening Hymns (Flammer) Titelouze, Jean. Complete Works for Organ (Schott) Videro, Finn. Organ School (organ method book). Zipoli, D. Organ Works, ed. Tagliavini (Muller) SOLD AS A COLLECTION FOR $130 ORGAN COLLECTIONS Chorale Preludes (German Baroque), ed. Straube (Peters) 80 Chorale Preludes of the 17th & 18th Centuries, ed. Keller (Peters) Graveyard Gems (St. Mary's Press) Resurrected Relics (St. Mary's Press) Organ Music by Early Masters, ed. Videro (Engstrom), bound copy European Organ Music of the 16th & 17th Centuries, ed. Videro(Norsk) Old Netherlandish Masters, ed. F. Peeters (Lemoine) Treasury of Early Organ Music, ed. Biggs (Mercury) A Treasury of Shorter Organ Classics, ed. Biggs (Mercury) Masters of the 18th & 19th Centuries, ed. Bonnet (G. Schirmer) Nineteenth Century American Organ Music (Cleveland) Modern Organ Music, books 1 and 2 (Oxford) SOLD AS A COLLECTION FOR $40
(back) Subject: Concert Announcement, Celebrating 100 years of faithful service (cross posted) From: "jch" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2004 14:35:37 -0600 The Chicago Midwest Chapter of the Organ Historical Society presents Susan = Friesen at the St. Mary Roman Catholic Church, 100 N. Buffalo Grove Rd., Buffalo Grove, Illinois on Sunday February 8th at 3:30 PM. A recital in honor of the 100th anniversary of the installation of the Wisconsin pipe organ. Program: Wie Shoen Leuchiet der Morgenstern BuxBVW 223 Dietrich Buxetehude (c. 1637-1707) Two Chorales from Das Orgelbuchlein Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Herr Christ der ein'ge Gottes-Sohn, BWV 601 Christe, du Lamm Gottes, BWV 619 From Elf Choralvorspiele, opus 122 Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) O Welt, ich muss dich lassen Schucke dich o liebe Seele O wie selig seid ihr doch ihr Frommen O Gott, du frommer Gott :Hymn: "God of Light" ABBOTT"S LEIGH Pasticcio Jehan Langlais (1907-1991) Variations on "Earth and All Stars" Robert J. Powell (b 1932) Prelude on an Early American Folk Hymn "Praise God" Gilbert Martin (b. = 1941) Come join us and hear a wonderful a small service organ can be. Jon C. Habermaas
(back) Subject: Cypress Creek Christian Church and Community Center From: "Brent Johnson" <email@example.com> Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2004 15:28:48 -0600 Anyone on here familiar with the CCCCCC place mentioned in the subject of this email? It happens to be in Spring, Texas. I'm interested to know about the organ there, and about Jay Whatley the organist. Thanks. Brent Johnson ORGANLive - Music of the organ on demand www.organlive.com
(back) Subject: RE: READ THIS !!! ( was: BAD NEWS!!! From: "Emmons, Paul" <PEMMONS@wcupa.edu> Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2004 16:43:32 -0500 > Public radio in America is a relatively recent phenomenon. Nay, I practically cut my teeth on the Wisconsin State Broadcasting = Service. The flagship station, WHA in Madison, called itself "the = oldest station in the nation." This was the early 50s I'm remembering, = and the network was very well established in terms both of = infrastructure (two powerful AM and about a dozen FM stations to cover = the entire state) and elegant, extremely gracious, sometimes even abstruse programming: all fully funded by the government = and university as a matter of course. There were even programs on = various subjects for grade school classes, and every one of my teachers = through grade 5 or 6 had the class listen to at least two programs a = week. It was a ubiquitous presence in our home, like hundreds of = thousands of others. My grandfather even listened to it in the barn = while milking the cows. We'd have felt much poorer without it. =20 Among the most valuable and formative programs of all for me was the = half-hour of organ music at 5:00 Sunday afternoon. Without that world = to hear, I'd have grown up, comparatively speaking, in a prison of = ignorance regarding my chosen vocation. It wasn't the cause of my = interest in the organ, but it certainly nourished and enriched it. I had to say good-bye to the "state stations" when I moved to Illinois = in 1970. But Champaign had its own university station, WILL. Around that time, however, the budget cuts started. The station had its = first on-air fund drive. If support from the state and the university = no longer sufficed to keep it alive and healthy, it would just have to = turn to the listeners to make up the difference (small at first). I = remember quipping, "Where there's a WILL, there's a way." As far as = government underwriting goes, it's been a long slow slide ever since. =20 Not living in Wisconsin since, I don't know exactly when or how the = State Broadcasting Service morphed into just another manifestation of = NPR and "public radio", or whether it, like its counterparts elsewhere, = has been entirely cut loose to sink or swim with voluntary = contributions. But it is clear from mere visits that little remains of = the spirit that prevailed in my childhood. So: not only have we had public radio for more than half the time that = we have had radio at all, but it was much BETTER supported fifty years = ago, at least in some lucky locales, than it is now. > The discussion at hand here is perhaps not helped as much with this = point as with others.=20 On the contrary, it's a sterling example of what I had in mind. Certain = fine things share one characteristic in common: a tendency for people to = stint their contributions to them, to take them for granted, to feel = that they can take without giving, not only to be content that they are = poor, but to feel that they and their custodians somehow *deserve* to be = poor; because, after all, their minds are devoted to higher matters. There's nothing new about this attitude, which has often prevailed even = when people do more-or-less care, or at least want to be seen as caring, = about the values that these institutions represent. Church musicians get = a double dose: one for being classical musicians, and another for being = church mice. We have known this and lived with it for at least a = century and probably much longer. =20 But when a community ceases to feel even the flicker of an obligation to = care, certain fates soon become dire. In these sufferings, however, we have plenty of good company. That was = the overarching point that I was trying to make.
(back) Subject: DC residence organ removal From: <Seedlac@aol.com> Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2004 17:23:29 EST As I have not seen any mention of the removal of the Hook & Hastings organ = from the McKim residence in DC, I thought I would give it a plug at this = time. Pictures of the progress can be seen on the fine website produced by the Hilbus chapter of the OHS http://www.hilbus.org. Today we dismantled the swell box. The walls and roof are of 6/4 = hand-planed poplar. Most of the panels weigh more than 100 pounds. With no heat in the building we seem to be moving a little slower than normal.
(back) Subject: OFF-TOPIC: Palm Sunday, Year C - music for St. Luke's Passion From: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2004 14:50:42 -0800 I have posted the traditional Gregorian setting to my music download list ... Revised Common Lectionary text, optional easy SATB Turba choruses arranged from Viadana, modern notation. That was a LOT of work (grin)! For those of you who want to USE the Passion, I need to ask a donation of $56 for the masters ... that's a dollar a page ... make as many copies as you like. You are, of course, welcome to download the score and LOOK at it before you decide (chuckle). If that's too much and you can't afford it, go ahead and sing it anyway (grin). I'd rather it be sung and preserved. If anybody else wants it, PLEASE E-MAIL ME PRIVATELY (NOT the list). Anglican and LCMS Gradual Psalms and Tracts for Lent have also gone out, if anyone else wants those ... Gregorian Tones with SATB fauxbourdons. I'm asking a donation of $15 per set for the Gradual Psalms and Tracts .... make all the copies you like. That's in line with what others are charging for similar things. I apologize for asking for money, but I'm retired now ... this is how I make my living, such as it is (chuckle). Strictly voluntary donations: Raymond H. Clark 2616 University Ave. San Diego CA 92104-2810 OR via PayPal: email@example.com (the family PayPal account) Cheers, Bud
(back) Subject: Re: DC residence organ removal From: "TommyLee Whitlock" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2004 22:11:52 -0500 > As I have not seen any mention of the removal of the Hook & Hastings > organ from the McKim residence in DC, I thought I would give it a plug > at this time. Pictures of the progress can be seen on the fine > website produced by the Hilbus chapter of the OHS http://www.hilbus.org. Thanks for the generous plug of our website! I've updated it this evening = with several photos taken by David Story, documenting the removal. Click = on the "McKim Organ Update" button on the left and then follow the links at = the bottom of the pages. Cheers, TommyLee Whitlock Hilbus Web Troll
(back) Subject: Re: open house this past Sunday at T&B - Tannenburg organ restoration From: "TommyLee Whitlock" <email@example.com> Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2004 00:04:50 -0500 > 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. Rick, You did a much better job on the report than I could have! Thanks! It = was also great to meet a fellow pipechatter! Always nice to have a face to = place with the name. The T&B open house was great fun and it was by sheer luck that I found out = about it! I drove from Reston, VA to Staunton with my organ teacher, = Andrew Price, and we both really enjoyed getting to see and here this bit of = American history! I plan to attend at least part of the dedication ceremonies in = Old Salem in March, so I may see some of you there! Taylor & Boody have obviously put not just craftsmanship into this restoration, but also a lot of love of the instrument and the history that = it represents. Many thanks to Robbie Lawson for the heads up. All I can say is that God smiled on me for that delightful treat, and the other wonderful = opportunities that I've had over the last month! Cheers, TommyLee