PipeChat Digest #4215 - Monday, January 12, 2004
 
Organ Plus Times Four! St. Ignatius, NY
  by "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net>
Dobson Organ, LA Cathedral, First CD
  by "William T. Van Pelt" <bill@organsociety.org>
Re: Music search
  by "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net>
Paul Creston and Pietro Yon
  by "Richard Hazelip" <rhazelip1@yahoo.com>
Fisk organ installation in MN
  by "Keith Zimmerman" <kwzimmerman@alltel.net>
Re: Music search
  by "bgsx" <bgsx52@sympatico.ca>
visit
  by "dballesteros" <dballesteros@uol.com.br>
RE: Calvary Baptist Church, Manhattan
  by "Wm. G. Chapman" <wchapmn@attglobal.net>
Congregational Singing at Funerals
  by "First Christian Church of Casey, IL" <kzrev@rr1.net>
Re: Congregational Singing at Funerals
  by <ProOrgo53@aol.com>
Re: Congregational Singing at Funerals
  by "Beau Surratt" <Beau.Surratt@theatreorgans.com>
Re: Congregational Singing at Funerals
  by <RVScara@aol.com>
Re: Congregational Singing at Funerals
  by "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu>
Re: Congregational Singing at Funerals
  by <ProOrgo53@aol.com>
CURRENT EMAIL ADDRESS FOR JOE MC CABE
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
Contact info for Mary Beth Bennett
  by "Eric McKirdy" <emckirdy@gladstone.uoregon.edu>
Re: Funeral music
  by <ProOrgo53@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Organ Plus Times Four! St. Ignatius, NY From: "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2004 17:21:44 -0500   Dear List Persons and Friends,   In keeping with the usual innovative and energetic progamming found at St. Ignatius Loyola in Manhattan, four "Organ Plus" concerts are upcoming, = each featuring one of the four Organists on staff at the church, along with a collection of musical friends. This is a chance to hear the Church's 68-stop, 91-rank Mander Organ, now celebrating its 10th year at St. Ignatius, in its acoustic, clearly designed by God. http://www.mander-organs.com/html/st_ignatius_loyola.html   THE FIRST CONCERT - THIS WEDNESDAY (1/14) AT 8 PM NANCIANNE PARRELLA, Associate Organist PLUS: Arthur Fiacco, 'Cellist - Victoria Drake, Harpist   The Program: Messiaen - Les Corps Glorieux Marcel Grandjany - Aria in Classic Style - Harp and Organ Boellmann - Priere a Notre Dame - 'Cello and Organ Chris DeBlasio - God is our Righteousness - Harp and Organ Camillo Schumann (1872-1946) - Praludium in B Minor, Opus 123, No. 2 Camillo Schumann - Recitative and Adagio, Opus 9 - 'Cello and Organ Louie L. White - from Suite for Harp and Organ Jules Massenet - <Le Dernier Sommeil de Le Vierge> - 'Cello and Organ George Frederick Handel - Concerto in B flat, Opus 4, No. 6 - Complete Harp, 'Cello and Organ Camille Saint-Saens - Priere, Opus 158 - 'Cello and Organ Ester Magi (b. 1922) - Prelude with Choral Henri Busser - Le Sleep of the Infant Jesus - 'Cello, Harp and Organ Charles Marie Widor - Symphonie No. 6: Finale   Sorry for the lack of diacriticals, but they wreak havoc with some people = on the lists.   Tickets at the door (980 Park Avenue, between 83rd & 84th, or phone 212.288.2520. - - - - - - - THE SECOND CONCERT - WEDNESDAY, January 28, at 8 p.m. KENT TRITLE, Director of Music Ministries PLUS: Thomas Stacy, English Horn - Scott McIntosh, Trumpet Music of Aaron Copland, Gardner Read (Phantasmagoria) - and - Much More I will post the full program before this concert. - - - - - - - THE THIRD CONCERT - WEDNESDAY, February 18, at 8 p.m. ANDREW HENDERSON, Assistant Organist PLUS: Joseph Tomkins, Percussion Music of Peter Eben, Sofia Gubaidulina (b. 1931) - and - Much More I will post the full program before this concert. - - - - - - - THE FOURTH CONCERT - WEDNESDAY, March 10, at 8 p.m. SCOTT WARREN, Associate Musician and Organist PLUS: Jennifer Warren, Dancer and The Battleworks Dancers. I will post the full program before this concert.   Is this not a remarkable series?   Anyone who receives this posting and HAS NEVER ATTENDED A CONCERT AT ST. IGNATIUS, please let me know, and I will provide a free ticket in your = name to be at the will-call desk before any of these concerts. Is that an offer you cannot refuse? Sorry, I cannot provide air transportation (or even Greyhound transportation) from anywhere, so you need to get here on your own, but do come. You will, to be sure, not be disappointed!   Cheers to all,   Malcolm Wechsler www.mander-organs.com      
(back) Subject: Dobson Organ, LA Cathedral, First CD From: "William T. Van Pelt" <bill@organsociety.org> Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2004 17:44:41 -0500   The first CD of the new, 105-rank Dobson organ (with four 32' stops) at = the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angeles in Los Angeles will be released on January 24 by the Delos record label. OHS is taking orders now for = delivery as soon as stock is received after January 24. http://www.ohscatalog.org   This organ, which was completed in February 2003, is featured on the cover of The American Organist for April 2004 with an excellent article = describing its creation by John A. Panning, an OHS member and tonal director of the Dobson firm. Indeed, many of the Dobson Organ Builders, including Mr. Dobson himself, are OHS members.   The organist of the cathedral, Samuel S. Soria, has recorded the Vierne Naiades, op. 55; the Reubke Sonata on the 94th Psalm; Bach Prelude & Fugue in C, BWV 547; Messiaen L'Ascension, parts II & III; and Howells Psalm Prelude, Set II, No. 1.      
(back) Subject: Re: Music search From: "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2004 17:43:20 -0500   Dear Justin,   This corny but irresistable (figure that out) piece was in the first = volume of a two volume set of Canadian Organ Music. I only had volume one, and = have played that piece a number of times, and cannot now find the volume - and = - do not recall the name of the publisher. I expect one of our Canadian listmembers will come forth with the answer.   Good Luck   Malcolm Wechsler www.mander-organs.com   ----- Original Message ----- From: <Pepehomer@aol.com> To: <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Monday, January 12, 2004 3:26 PM Subject: Music search     > Does anyone know what collection "Finale Jubilante" by Healy Willan is = in? This is the one that is on the Allen Organ Renaissance sampler CD. = Thanks! > > Justin Karch > Organist, Holy Trinity LCMS > Rome, GA >      
(back) Subject: Paul Creston and Pietro Yon From: "Richard Hazelip" <rhazelip1@yahoo.com> Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2004 14:51:23 -0800 (PST)   Hello list! I am looking for any information I can find on the following = topics: Paul Creston's organ lessons with Pietro Yon The organ at St. Malachy's Church during his time there (an Allen is there = now) Possible influences on Creston's compositional style. (He must have heard = some French organ symphonies in New York city during his time there). If you have any thoughts, please share them with me. You may reply = offlist if you wish to rhazelip1@yahoo.com. Richard Hazelip    
(back) Subject: Fisk organ installation in MN From: "Keith Zimmerman" <kwzimmerman@alltel.net> Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2004 18:27:43 -0500   List and Mark Nelson,   Thanks to Mark for directing us to this site. Of course, I studied with great interest the photos of Fisk Opus 122 in Minnesota. I would love to see some diagrams and photos with more detail of the routing of the trackers.   It appears that this is a true "side-saddle" arrangement - unless I'm viewing it incorrectly. The Swell and Great chests are beside each other = - end to end - and the console is at the end of the organ such that its axis is perpendicular to that of the chests. The 16th and 17th photos from the top give an excellent picture of the action for the Swell, but still have some problems with the details.   I inquired about "side saddle" arrangements a good while back and got a couple "general" responses. My concern was how to get the action to make the 90 degree turn to the pallets.   One responder said that the pallet could be placed anywhere along the note channel. Most conventional pallet chests have the pallets arranged in a single row along the front or back of the note channel. For a side-saddle arrangement, the CC pallet may be located at the back end of the note channel such that its pull-down wire is more or less lined up with its = key. The CC# (or is the next note C#?) has its pallet shifted a little ways towards the front of the note channel such that its pull down wire is = lined up with its key. I imagine at some point along the way, the pallets themselves are reoriented about 180 degrees such that the last pull down wire is lined up with its key.   As an amateur/hobbyest, I find this type of arrangement to be great if one has plenty of width but not depth in planning an organ installation.   Am I understanding this correctly so far?   Gee, my grandmother lives in St. Paul, and my aunt and uncle live in Maplewood (suburb of St. Paul). I'd love to fly up there to visit this organ if I could be allowed to study the intricacies of the action. Nevertheless, I have work that needs to be done here and cannot afford the trip - neither in time nor money.   Sincerely, Keith   Thanks, Keith Zimmerman        
(back) Subject: Re: Music search From: "bgsx" <bgsx52@sympatico.ca> Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2004 18:53:36 -0500   http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/store/smp_detail.html?sku=3DMM.DER1401&cart= =3D32829220133271184&searchtitle=3DSheet%20Music   Organ Music of Canada, Vol. 1 (12 pieces)   Your price $19.95   Published by Berandol   BER 1401   Finale Jubilante ... page 21   copyright BMI 1959   Pepehomer@aol.com wrote: > Does anyone know what collection "Finale Jubilante" by Healy Willan > is in? This is the one that is on the Allen Organ Renaissance > sampler CD. Thanks! > > Justin Karch Organist, Holy Trinity LCMS Rome, GA  
(back) Subject: visit From: "dballesteros" <dballesteros@uol.com.br> Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2004 22:07:11 -0200   Hi, list   am planning to go to France next February and I will be in the region known as "Provence", between Montpelier and Nice. I would love to be able to visit some organ manufactures. Does anybody know some places I could go to visit ? Contacts ?   Thanks in advance   Domitila Ballesteros     --- Acabe com aquelas janelinhas que pulam na sua tela. AntiPop-up UOL - =C9 gr=E1tis! http://antipopup.uol.com.br    
(back) Subject: RE: Calvary Baptist Church, Manhattan From: "Wm. G. Chapman" <wchapmn@attglobal.net> Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2004 19:56:20 -0500   Craig Williams was the Organist responsible for the Wicks. He then left = and was invited back as consultant to the project. The entire organ, I am = told, is unlike any other Wicks.   Wm. Grant Chapman   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of David Evangelides Sent: Sunday, January 11, 2004 11:59 PM To: PipeChat Subject: Re: Calvary Baptist Church, Manhattan     Who was the most recent organist at Calvary, during the purchase of the new Wicks? Did the organist leave? I heard that the trumpet rank wasn't right and had to be returned for a rebuild. Since leaving as engineer in the 70's, I've lost touch.   David E      
(back) Subject: Congregational Singing at Funerals From: "First Christian Church of Casey, IL" <kzrev@rr1.net> Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2004 19:32:21 -0600   Having grown in the midwest, and attended--and officiated--at many = funerals in several states, I can tell you that congregational singing is the exception, not the rule. I can count on the fingers of one hand the funerals where I've seen congregational singing--in over 25 years of ministry. We're talking basically middle of the road protestant groups of whatever ilk here.   And, alas, the church funeral is very much a rarity nowadays, even for people of faith. For people who didn't profess much faith, I don't see = any reason to put the service in a church. But "your experience may vary." Dennis Steckley & A Six-Pack of Cats    
(back) Subject: Re: Congregational Singing at Funerals From: <ProOrgo53@aol.com> Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2004 21:10:44 EST   Speaking from my "vantage point": in the Greater Kansas City area, "funerals" tend to be held for non-churched, homeless, and aged persons = who had no children, and those who left no specific directives.   Memorial services, however, are plentiful in this area of the country and across many denominational lines. They are extremely meaningful, both to = the members of the family, as well as to extended families of the deceased.   Memorial services occur both at funeral homes AND at churches.   In addition to selected music familiar to and requested by immediate = family members of the deceased, congregational hymns are often sung.   A service of committal (returning the deceased to his/her Creator) is, afterall, a service of worship, not a spectator event. Congregational = singing is the principal, inclusive, opportunity for those who attend to contribute = to the experience.   I well remember something said to my wife and me by Dr. Frederick = Jackisch, whom I served as graduate teaching assistant in Organ Performance at = Wittenberg University (Springfield, Ohio) from 1971 to 1973 while earning our M.SacredMusic degrees: "It is the responsibility of the Church to = accompany the Christian soul throughout its life --- from birth to the grave. The only = thing needed from a funeral home (for a Christian) is embalming fluid." It wasn't my understanding then (or now) that he meant any disrespect to those in the = business of preparing and burying the dead. If anything, his "jab" seemed to be = directed to clergy, church administrators and church governing boards who fail to = step forward and bring ministry to their congregants at the precise time they = need ministry the most.   Dale G. Rider Independence, Missouri, USA    
(back) Subject: Re: Congregational Singing at Funerals From: "Beau Surratt" <Beau.Surratt@theatreorgans.com> Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2004 20:17:41 -0600   Hi! In my experience, which includes Southern Baptist, United Methodist, Presbyterian, UCC, Lutheran, Episcopal and Roman Catholic, there has been congregational singing at almost every funeral, whether at a funeral home or church.   As an aside, a funny story:   I once played for a wedding where the groom was two hours late. I think I played through the entire United Methodist Hymnal trying to cover the delay with music. The pastor from the First UMC in town officiated at the service. About a week later I saw him at a concert and mentioned that I was to play a funeral the next day. His response: "Well, I hope the corpse shows up on time." I've gotten lots of laughs out of that ever since. In fact, about a year from that incident I ended up serving First Church as assistant organist. That same pastor told that story to the congregation my first Sunday.   Another aside: When I was playing at St. Peter's UCC in Elmhurst, IL one of the most prominent of the city's funeral directors was a member of the congregation. Almost all of our church's funerals were done through him and took place at the church, and I got to play for every one of them. I played more funerals at that church the first year I was there then I had played in my entire lifetime before. I think I only ever played for 2 weddings during that time.   Blessings, Beau      
(back) Subject: Re: Congregational Singing at Funerals From: <RVScara@aol.com> Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2004 21:43:02 EST   Many RC churches, at least in this Northeast area, have what we call a Bereavement Choir which sings at funeral services in the church. (I = irrevently refer to it as the Dead Choir since no one in it is under 70 years of age = and all have difficulty in making the stairs to the choir loft, never sure if it = is their last appearance.) When the church is notified of a members death, a = Bereavement Committee contacts the survivors of the deceased with a list = of familiar hymns and psalms, allowing them to select Entrance, Offertory, = Communion, Meditation, and Closing music. All present in the church are invited to = join with the choir and they frequently do. It makes for more of a " parish = family" ceremony. Occasionally, a family will request that a relative or friend = sing but, since we have this faithful, volunteer choir, we limit any soloist to = one appropriate piece at Communion or Meditation time (after Communion). The choir members are all retired, most with ailments, and many have let = me know what they want played and sung at their service (assuming, of course, = that being only 69 and the youngest, I will outlast them).    
(back) Subject: Re: Congregational Singing at Funerals From: "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu> Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2004 21:45:47 -0500   The information below may be all too true, but it's a terrible shame.   A useful first step is to form a "Requiem Choir," a group of ANYONE who = can be on a telephone list and on call for funeral duty: workers with = day-time hours free, unemployed persons (retirees, housekeepers, etc), and -- don't EVER forget these!! -- high schoolers who might be available at certain times such as summers or school holidays or Saturdays. High schoolers should be eased into the realities of death, not only for the sake of getting a grip on the realities thereof but also to give them pause for thought during their years of "invincibility."   Have one or two items that the choir can sing by itself, no matter how easy--even unison if possible. But make a recruitment case to potential singers about the value of any such singing at funerals and how these = people can help grief-stricken folks at that moment. (My experience is that such help is VERY VALUABLE.) In other words, clearly and enthusiastically = state the ministry values of this group.   Then, have the choir help to sing the hymns as a trend-setting group = to encourage everyone present who is able to sing to do so.   The pastor officiating at the service should encourage folks to sing, perhaps simply by announcing the hymns, hymn numbers, etc., and be seen singing the hymns himself/herself.   I have received many warm thank-you notes in behalf of the Requiem = Choir from bereaved family persons after a funeral. In one case, there were = more people in the choir than the congregation, and it may have been one of the most valuable Requiem Choir ministries ever.   Cordially,   Karl E. Moyer Lancaster PA   On 1/12/04 8:32 PM, "First Christian Church of Casey, IL" <kzrev@rr1.net> wrote:   > Having grown in the midwest, and attended--and officiated--at many = funerals > in several states, I can tell you that congregational singing is the > exception, not the rule. I can count on the fingers of one hand the > funerals where I've seen congregational singing--in over 25 years of > ministry. We're talking basically middle of the road protestant groups = of > whatever ilk here. > > And, alas, the church funeral is very much a rarity nowadays, even for > people of faith. For people who didn't profess much faith, I don't see = any > reason to put the service in a church. > But "your experience may vary." > Dennis Steckley > & A Six-Pack of Cats > > "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: Re: Congregational Singing at Funerals From: <ProOrgo53@aol.com> Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2004 21:58:19 EST   In a message dated 1/12/2004 8:18:37 PM Central Standard Time, Beau.Surratt@theatreorgans.com writes: I think I only ever played for 2 weddings during that time. Beau, that tickled my funny bone, although, I guess, it's kind of a sad statement about marriage, isn't it?   Dale    
(back) Subject: CURRENT EMAIL ADDRESS FOR JOE MC CABE From: <ScottFop@aol.com> Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2004 22:39:33 EST   Hello all   Does anyone have a current email address for Joe McCabe? I know that he = has left the Buffalo area but I do not know if he kept his same email address. = Any assistance will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!   -Scott   Scott F. Foppiano Cantantibus organis Caecilia Domino decantabat.    
(back) Subject: Contact info for Mary Beth Bennett From: "Eric McKirdy" <emckirdy@gladstone.uoregon.edu> Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2004 20:36:02 -0800   Hello everyone,   Do any of you know of contact information for Mary Beth Bennett? An exhaustive Google search shows she was last spotted working at Bethany Christian Church, but she's not mentioned anywhere on their web site... please let me know if you have any information.   Best, Eric    
(back) Subject: Re: Funeral music From: <ProOrgo53@aol.com> Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2004 23:36:28 EST   In a message dated 1/11/2004 11:10:30 PM Central Standard Time, effarbee@verizon.net writes: The music played and the singing varies from funeral to funeral. There is no canon law or directives telling us how to celebrate a funeral; just some previous experiences and expressed wishes of the family. F. Richard Burt IMHOpinion, a wonderful statement! Dale Rider, Independence, MO