PipeChat Digest #4638 - Friday, July 23, 2004
 
ALL READ! [WAS: Re: Someone on this list has a virus in their computer...
  by "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org>
Re: t-shirts
  by "mack02445" <mack02445@comcast.net>
Virus
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
Re: liturgical St. John Passion settings
  by "Raymond H. Clark, Quilisma Publications" <quilisma@cox.net>
Re: Virus
  by <Hell-Concerts@t-online.de>
Re: liturgical St. John Passion settings
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@swbell.net>
Re: liturgical St. John Passion settings
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
improvising
  by "Raymond H. Clark, Quilisma Publications" <quilisma@cox.net>
Mechanics Hall Worcester MA
  by "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com>
Somebody with virus
  by "Keith W. Zimmerman" <kwzimmerman@alltel.net>
Re: improvising
  by <OMusic@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: ALL READ! [WAS: Re: Someone on this list has a virus in their computer....] From: "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org> Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2004 05:55:21 -0500   Although topics about viruses are not supposed to be allowed on this list I do second what everyone has said about someone or more than one person on this list having an infected computer. Over the period of time that I have been on the road for the OHS Convention the amount of "junk" mail that has been sent to the list seems to have increased markedly. And it all shows up in the Bounced Mail for the list since attachments are not allowed on the list itself.   EVERYONE that has a computer and uses it on the Internet NEEDS to have some sort of virus protection running on their machine and NEEDS to keep it updated all the time. And if you get an email with some attached file DO NOT open that file unless you know EXACTLY what it is and that the person that "supposedly" sent it to you really did send it. There have been several good suggestions for programs to check for various viruses from other people on the list. I would hope that EVERYONE of you will check out one of these programs and make sure that your computer is not infected.   If anyone has any questions please write to us at the Administration address and let's take this off the list.   David -- **************************************** David Scribner Owner / Co-Administrator PipeChat   http://www.pipechat.org mailto:admin@pipechat.org  
(back) Subject: Re: t-shirts From: "mack02445" <mack02445@comcast.net> Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2004 09:39:01 -0400   And there is also the Atlantic City Convention Hall Organ Society site with tee shirts of the Monster.   www.acchos.org   Cheers,, Mack   Alan Freed wrote:   > On 7/22/04 1:55 AM, "Gene Ostenkamp" <go467500@quixnet.net> wrote: > > Try the Wick's organ company site. I believe they have t-shirts. > > http://www.wicksorgan.com > > . > Or if you prefer a tracker go to Martin Pasi Organs. > > http://www.pasiorgans.com > > Alan > >  
(back) Subject: Virus From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2004 09:06:36 -0500   I know this is off-topic, David. I just wanted to point out that the nature of some viruses will actually "borrow" names and addresses off the infected person's e-mail. So the listed name of the sender, i.e., JLSpeller or Hans-Friedrich Hell, is not necessarily the offending party, if that makes any sense.   We use Norton on-line at home, and it has been very good to us.   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com          
(back) Subject: Re: liturgical St. John Passion settings From: "Raymond H. Clark, Quilisma Publications" <quilisma@cox.net> Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2004 07:38:23 -0700   Lee, I haven't written a LICK of organ music (grin) ... being an old high-church Episcopalian organist, I've always improvised.   SORRY!   Cheers,   Bud   OMusic@aol.com wrote: > Being in a Baptist Church, we don't have Liturgical services. However, > I would like to do some of your organ music. What would you suggest and =   > what would you like for a donation? Lee      
(back) Subject: Re: Virus From: <Hell-Concerts@t-online.de> Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2004 16:54:01 +0200   That is exactly the case, Glenda, which should worry those, whose name, in the one or the other way, is used. As I said, I have no problems with receiving such mails. Most of them are very easy to recognize as spams, or as virus transporter, in particular, when attachments are involved. So I even don't open them and deleat them. I have learned it the hard way. But I thought it might be good for that person, and/or company to know, that his/her/its name is used. So they may have a little chance to track that down.   Sorry, David, this was the last one on this "off-topic". No more now. It's a promise!   Hans     -----Original Message----- Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2004 16:06:36 +0200 Subject: Virus From: Glenda <gksjd85@direcway.com> To: 'PipeChat' <pipechat@pipechat.org>   I know this is off-topic, David. I just wanted to point out that the nature of some viruses will actually "borrow" names and addresses off the infected person's e-mail. So the listed name of the sender, i.e., JLSpeller or Hans-Friedrich Hell, is not necessarily the offending party, if that makes any sense.   We use Norton on-line at home, and it has been very good to us.   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.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>        
(back) Subject: Re: liturgical St. John Passion settings From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@swbell.net> Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2004 12:57:50 -0500   Good for you. Improvising seems to be largely a lost art. In the eighteenth century almost all organists used to improvise, including improvising a fugue at the end of the service (not something most = organists today would be able to do.) A "voluntary" is by definition something that comes spontaneously at will (Latin =3D voluntas), and thus an improvised piece. This contrasts with a "composition" which is written down, usually for the instruction of one's less accomplished students. (The more accomplished ones would improvise.) Why don't more organists learn to improvise instead of regurgitating a bunch of other people's boring compositions?   John Speller   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Raymond H. Clark, Quilisma Publications" <quilisma@cox.net> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2004 9:38 AM Subject: Re: liturgical St. John Passion settings     > Lee, I haven't written a LICK of organ music (grin) ... being an old > high-church Episcopalian organist, I've always improvised. > > SORRY! > > Cheers, > > Bud > > OMusic@aol.com wrote: > > Being in a Baptist Church, we don't have Liturgical services. = However, > > I would like to do some of your organ music. What would you suggest = and > > what would you like for a donation? Lee      
(back) Subject: Re: liturgical St. John Passion settings From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2004 14:26:09 -0400   On 7/22/04 1:57 PM, "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@swbell.net> wrote:   > Why don't more organists learn to improvise instead of regurgitating a = bunch > of other people's boring compositions?   While I'd say "in addition to" rather than "instead of," I get a lot of pleasure out of the fact that the organists at the principal four ELCA parishes in Midtown Manhattan all improvise with considerable skill on the slightest impulse. "HOW?" is a mystery that I shall never begin to comprehend.   As for a closing fugue, oh boy! I'm not so sure! That would knock me = OUT!   Alan    
(back) Subject: improvising From: "Raymond H. Clark, Quilisma Publications" <quilisma@cox.net> Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2004 11:39:42 -0700   The question of "The Compleat (sic) Anglican Organist And How To Become One" comes up on this and other lists from time to time. Aside from strong CHOIR-TRAINING abilities (not quite the same as choral conducting .... the typical Anglican choirmaster has to teach many times the number of notes each week than the typical Reformed choirmaster faces), I'd say the ability to IMPROVISE is PARAMOUNT.   Now ... improvisation is a SKILL that can be LEARNED. It is rooted and grounded in a THOROUGH study of harmony, counterpoint, and analysis, including the ability to read and play from figured bass, which has (sadly) been dropped from the AGO exams in recent years. It also of necessity includes the ability to do harmonic analysis on the fly, particularly when improvising free accompaniments to hymns.   As to materials: the Dupre Trait d'Improvisation is available in English (at least the first volume), as are several excellent manuals, principally in the Lutheran tradition.   If one plays in a Roman Catholic or Anglican Church, study of Tournemire's L'Orgue Mystique is essential, as well as study of Langlais' and other French post-romantic composers' treatment of Gregorian Chant in their compositions.   But there is no substitute for HEARING the tradition practiced. Most Anglican organists in cathedrals and large churches in our larger cities practice it. One hopes that when Gerre Hancock re-establishes the organ dept. at his new post in Texas, he will continue to teach his excellent improvisation course, which I was privileged to take when he was at Christ Church Cathedral in Cincinnati.   When I've taught improvisation in the past, the first thing I ALWAYS say to students is, "DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE ORGAN, AND DON'T BE AFRAID OF MAKING MISTAKES."   "Don't be afraid of the organ" ... how does one achieve that? 90% perspiration and 10% inspiration. Like access to Carnegie Hall, a rock-solid technique that FREES one to improvise is accomplished by "practice, practice, practice."   Sit at the organ and HUNT for The Lost Chord (chuckle) ... you just might FIND it.   Gerre Hancock had an hysterically funny way of demonstrating the latter principle ... in his words, "if you make a mistake, continue to make it and incorporate it into your improvisation" ... he would then play an OUTRAGEOUS wrong note, and then proceed to make it the centerpiece of his improvisation.   Improvisations CAN and SHOULD be practiced. Dr. Hancock encouraged us to keep a "stock-pot" notebook of themes and sketches of forms on the organ. Alternatively, I used to keep the Liber clipped open to the chants of the day, even if the choir happened not to be singing all of them on a given day.   Every Anglican organist should have the tunes of the great Anglican hymns committed to memory, against the eventuality of a preacher mentioning a hymn-text in his sermon, so that (for instance) one could then improvise on it during communion to tie Word and Sacrament together.   It sounds formidable, but it CAN be done ... aside from Dr. Hancock's course, I'm self-taught, with the aid of the Dupre book.   Cheers,   Bud              
(back) Subject: Mechanics Hall Worcester MA From: "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com> Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2004 15:38:02 -0400   The previous Brown Bag concert email of Peter Sykes at the Mechanics Hall organ on Aug. 4 is incorrect. Peter is not playing.   The Brown Bag Organ Concert for this summer is Wed. August 18 with organ and trumpet. Bruce Hopkins is trumpeter, the organist is not listed.   Sorry for the error.   Judy Ollikkala  
(back) Subject: Somebody with virus From: "Keith W. Zimmerman" <kwzimmerman@alltel.net> Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2004 15:58:59 -0500   Having experienced the klez32 virus last year, I can tell you that the person in the "return address" part of the e-mail probably isn't the one with the virus. Some of these viruses search for anything on your computer that looks like an e-mail address. It can even make your computer act as a mail server. It'll substitute one of the e-mail addresses from the computer into the "from" field and send a copy of itself to any other e-mail address it finds on the computer. If Pipechat members are finding themselves receiving this virus, then, yes, some list member probably was infected and the virus found all y'all's addresses on his computer. Then it chose other e- mail addresses to make it look as if this poor buy is the one who's doing the infecting.   At the office, I have a program called "innoculate" and at home I use "Norton Internet Security" which includes "Norton Antivirus".   That's my $.02 worth.   Keith    
(back) Subject: Re: improvising From: <OMusic@aol.com> Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2004 00:43:26 EDT   We saw Gere Hancock in NY last year at St. Patricks and played the organ there. I am sure we will see more of him here in Texas. He is great with = his improvisations. I saw Jean Langlais improvise from a hymn tune given to = him just before he played it in a concert at St. Luke's Methodist Church at the dedication of the "new" organ. Lee