PipeChat Digest #4572 - Tuesday, June 22, 2004
 
Re: PipeChat Digest #4570 - 06/22/04
  by "Karl Watson" <kw35@si.rr.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #4570 - 06/22/04 From: "Karl Watson" <kw35@si.rr.com> Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2004 20:30:22 -0400   That's easy. It's Melchiorre Mauro-Cottone. Hope I spelt that right. I think the instrument is a cinema job, maybe in NYC. I saw this picture in my teachers old (1920's) American Organist magazines when I was a kid. Als= o heard Dr.McCurdy makes jokes about M-C & that luminous stop console. At on= e time, there was one at 1st Baptist, Philadelphia. His (Dr.McC's) student, Walter Baker, gave it quite a work-out in the late 40's.     ----- Original Message -----=20 From: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Tuesday, June 22, 2004 7:50 PM Subject: PipeChat Digest #4570 - 06/22/04     PipeChat Digest #4570 - Tuesday, June 22, 2004   Re: WNC by <RMaryman@aol.com> Re: A summer Sunday nowhere special by "F. Richard Burt" <effarbee@verizon.net> Secular Text by "Lowell Johnson" <ljohn1247@yahoo.com> Re: WNC 64' by <ProOrgo53@aol.com> 40 Years Kleuker organ of German LC part 02 by "Andr=E9s G=FCnther" <rgunther@cantv.net> Re: 40 Years Kleuker organ of German LC part 02 by "F. Richard Burt" <effarbee@verizon.net> Re: Glenda's summer Sunday nowhere special by "Peter Underwood" <pgunderwood@wol.co.za> Anglican funeral rites by "Raymond H. Clark, Quilisma Publications" <quilisma@cox.net> Felix Hell appointed "Distinguished Organist in Residence" at Lutheran Th by "Hans-Friedrich Hell" <Hell-Concerts@t-online.de> Re: Anglican funeral rites by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca> RE: Glenda's summer Sunday nowhere special by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Another "mystery organist" by "Phil Stimmel" <pca@sover.net>    
(back) Subject: Re: WNC From: <RMaryman@aol.com> Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2004 05:59:27 EDT   In a message dated 6/20/2004 11:09:55 PM Eastern Daylight Time, jhumbert@ptd.net writes: Afterwards, I went to greet Mr. Swager and see the console. I noticed the 64' Bombarde Basso. Question: Is this a resultant, a stopped pipe or a full-length pipe? Also, is there no 32' reed on the organ? I thought I saw one on the console, but do not see it on the website's stoplist. The "Bomb" 64 ( controlled by a toe-stud) is a legit reed set of pipes down to note FFFFF#, then it is electronic for the bottom 6 notes. And there is a 32' reed stop, because the bombard basso is an extension of a pre-existing rank of pipes. the 64' "octave" was done in the 1973(ish) renovation of the organ.   Rick in VA  
(back) Subject: Re: A summer Sunday nowhere special From: "F. Richard Burt" <effarbee@verizon.net> Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2004 06:04:38 -0600   Good Morning, Glenda:   During one of my extended volunteer staff ventures for my own church, I was in charge of the sound support system. Our new pastor asked me to play CDs of "upbeat music" duirng the long interlude between dismissal of the various Sunday School classes all over the church campus and the arrivals of those intending to particiapte in the "service."   This was done successfully the first Sunday and I had it all timed carefully so that the organist could begin the prelude music on the organ as scheduled by the musicians who laid out the order of service. All went well.   The second Sunday, I was into the playing of the "upbeat" music CDs when two of the leading women of our church came to me and leaned close to "stage whisper" their disdain for the "upbeat" music. One simply said, "Turn this music off. We want to talk."   I got the message, ...loud and clear. <grins>   The new pastor did not learn about my dismissal of the "upbeat" music addition until several weeks later, when he wanted to know why it was missing. I told him the story. End of story. He never asked for it again.   F. Richard Burt     ..      
(back) Subject: Secular Text From: "Lowell Johnson" <ljohn1247@yahoo.com> Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2004 05:20:15 -0700 (PDT)   Many organ pieces have associated sacred text such as "Sonata on the 94th Psalm" I am looking for organ compositions that have an associated secular text.   Thanks, Lowell    
(back) Subject: Re: WNC 64' From: <ProOrgo53@aol.com> Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2004 11:49:19 EDT   NOT TO BE FORGOTTEN:   It was standing room only, the concluding service (in WNCathedral) -- the 1982 AGO National Convention. I was standing, my back resting against one of the mammoth-size stone/concrete pillars, in the "left" transcept.   Judith Hancock was presenting the Prelude: Willan's "Introduction, Passacaglia and Fugue." All too soon came the last few measures . . . and then the final chord. The pillar against which I was resting and the floor beneath m= y feet MOVED. Were my ears deceiving me? No! Neither was my sense of motion. I wa= s moved, as well, to my very core.   In those few seconds in "real time" (which became an experience in eternity for me and I'm certain for many, many others present), I was forever marked with an undeniable realization that not only does GOD live, but GOD loves humankind (each and every one of us) and blesses us daily with unspeakable gifts of beauty all about us: not the least of which is music .. . . and the organ which enables chords, harmonies, and combinations of hundreds of individual pipes singing together undergirded by incredible bas= s tones (an occasional 64' pedal pipe) which grab us as nothing else can.   D. G. Rider Independence, MO  
(back) Subject: 40 Years Kleuker organ of German LC part 02 From: "Andr=E9s G=FCnther" <rgunther@cantv.net> Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2004 12:05:00 -0400   40 Years Kleuker Organ of La Resurrecci=F3n LC, Caracas, Part 02 BRIEF (Off topic) HISTORY OF THE GERMAN LUTHERAN CONGREGATION IN VENEZUELA   It is important to remember that Venezuela was a 100% spanish catholic country until well advanced 20th cty. Ultra-conservatism and strong reserve= s against protestantism in every denomination was the hallmark of the Church and the People until 1966; and RC was the "Official Religion" of Venezuela until 1999. Therefore, most of the protestants who came to the country in the 19th cty converted to catholicism, out of need to join a church and get their children baptized, or for Social Acceptance*.   This situation caused some alarm in the "Motherland", and the idea to establish a protestant Mission in Venezuela was taken seriously into consideration. After a first failed attempt in 1865 to join the german and danish protestants in Caracas into a congregation, the year 1893 is considered the true foundation year of the "German Preacher Congregation in Caracas". The founding of the congregation was encouraged by the then Ambassador of the German Empire, His Excellency Duke von Kleist-Tychow. In the 1870s Gral Guzman Blanco had achieved a definitive division between Church and State, and State-support for projects like this was easier to get. Therefore, the venezuelan government of General Joaquin Crespo supported actively that initiative. Nevertheless the Congregation had very hard times to face. They still were= a minority of foreign protestants in a 100% hispanic and catholic country. Ecumenism was a far away dream. The country's affairs in that time didn't make things easier: Continuous riots, coup d'etats, economic ups and downs; the harsh climate; Malaria, Yellow Fever and Pest Epidemies; finally World War I and the subsequent Fall of the German Empire... the German Preacher Congregation in Venezuela had all but a smooth time but survived all the difficulties due to the fact that there always was a strong character there to hold it together. Music activities were strongly supported and appreciated although the congregation had to struggle. I will come back to this in a later installment.   The hardest time for the German Preacher Congregation however was the WW II time. Gral. G=F3mez, the old germanophile, had died in 1936. His succesors turned all diplomatic, military and business relationships to the USA for several (understandable) reasons. Thus, Venezuela was on the Allied side an= d the government took away properties of german citizens, among them the whol= e inventory and Treasure Funds of the German Preacher Congregation, which, as all german associations, was dissolved and dispersed. German business firms went under Venezuelan Administration and german citizens came under House Arrest or were interned in camps. However, due to the inherent germanophily of the Venezuelans and the general understanding that many of them were asylants and rather victims of a bad historic circumstance they lived in more freedom than in other surrounding countries.   When WW II was over the german immigration in Venezuela reached an absolute peak, and the need for an organized Pastorate for the immigrants became urgent. The Lutheran World Federation (USA Chapter)** re-joined the German Preacher Congregation, and in 1952 a German-American Pastor, Dr. Heinrich Falk, was sent to Venezuela with the commitment to raise the German Preache= r Congregation into a solid status. At that time, several former problems had smoothed out in fortunate manner. After the WW II Oilboom Venezuela had become a modern country and was way up. Protestantism had spreaded and became a more acceptable affair. The government handed back goods and business firms to german citizens and organisations. The immigration had brought architects, musicians, businessmen and arts-and-craft workers enough to support the renewed congregation actively with workforce, membership and money. Rvd. Dr. Heinrich Falk was a jewel. Between 1952 and 1957 he worked day and night to raise the funds and build a Congregational Center in the newly founded suburb "La Castellana" nearby Chacao at the East Side of Caracas. Incidentally the Center stands on the grounds of the former "San Felipe" Plantation from where Alexander von Humboldt had started his Expedition to Mount Avila and "La Silla" 200 years earlier***. It contains the church ("L= a Resurreci=F3n" LC), a chapel, a house for the Pastor and other facilities.= At instance of the LWF the center had to be shared by a german, a hungarian, a scandinavian, a letonian, an english speaking and a spanish speaking congregation. Later on, the English speaking congregation became independent****. The other congregations remain at "La Resurrecci=F3n" cent= er. "Iglesia Luterana La Resurrecci=F3n" was dedicated in 1957. In January 1959 Dr. Falk died suddendly from a massive stroke due to overwork and exhaustion. His succesor, Rvd. Dr. Joachim Ernst, inherited little more tha= n a brand new but empty shell, and between 1961 and 1965 he had to see for th= e installation of linings, ceiling, lightening, vent system, pews, altar, furniture... and the organ! In 1968 the German Preacher Congregation was re-named into "St. Michael's Congregation", and always had the mayority in membership and wealth (therefore the "Lion's Share" in maintenance expenses of the Center too).   In the "Golden Seventies" a huge number of young german business people cam= e to Venezuela taking advantage of the "Petro-Dollar-Flood" and the establishment of german firms there. The congregation had a steady growth, and her tasks comprehended not only the Pastorate for the germans but ecumenism since 1966 (with the active support of the Benedictines and later the German Catholic Mission); active part in the foundation of the IELV (Evangelical Lutheran Church of Venezuela), Social Welfare projects and Culture activities, the latter based on music as usual in lutheran tradition. In these years there were up to two concerts each month in the church and the tasks became so many that for a time the congregation had to be leaded by two pastors and a vicar! Some setback came in after the Golden Years were over. Nevertheless in 1993 the Congregation celebrated her 100th anniversary with great enthusiasm.   Right now the congregation faces a serious contraction, however. After thre= e decades of incredible economic growth the country is in political turmoil and misery anew. The young business people went back to Germany when the Golden Times were over and the german firms closed down their filials in th= e late 1980s and 1990s. The german immigrants who raised the Center and the Congregation in the 1950s and 1960s grew old and died. Most of their German-Venezuelan descendants emmigrate, back to Germany or to the USA. The remaining "young people" marry into hispanic families, and their children barely speak german and join spanish speaking lutheran congregations (which BTW are spreading). This situation has reached a point that St. Michael's German Lutheran Congregation is in growing need of hands and money.   With this off topic background in mind I finally will come to the on-topic history in the next installement! Stay tuned... _____________ *Even in the late 1950s and early 1960s, to get into a RC Educational Institute and to get certain Positions it was mandatory to have a Baptism Certificate from a RC parish. "It's better for the boy to be a catholic in this country", my (lutheran) father said. For that I am RC. Ironically, I work mostly for the Lutherans now... and nobody asks for my baptism certificate! **Please correct me if these terms are not accurate. The United Christian Church in Caracas was founded in 1940 by the US-American community. The mentioned efforts of the LWF were concentrated and started from there. The UCC in Caracas still exists and houses an Allen. ***The old sugar and coffee plantations at the East Side of Caracas went broke when urban development in the late 1940s raised Real Estate costs & taxes. The "Este" suburbs Altamira, La Castellana and "Caracas Country Club= " became the home of the High Society, the Oil Millionaires and the foreign Business People. ****They were mostly Missouri Synode Lutherans, and established their churc= h and school in other part of Caracas. This congregation was dissolved in the mid 1990s when most of the members left the country due to the uncertain situation. =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: Re: 40 Years Kleuker organ of German LC part 02 From: "F. Richard Burt" <effarbee@verizon.net> Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2004 10:12:49 -0600   Hello, Andres:   This is a most interesting development of life among immigrants to Venezuela. Thank you.   F. Richard Burt Dorian Organs     ..      
(back) Subject: Re: Glenda's summer Sunday nowhere special From: "Peter Underwood" <pgunderwood@wol.co.za> Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2004 20:05:00 +0200   I was interested in Glenda Sutton's remark:   "I realized that I held way too high expectations of church worship services, and have been pouring much too much energy into a black hole. One must accept the fact that entropy will increase, and that actual worship will never reach its potential. In fact, more and more these days worship seems to be a real 'sacrifice of praise', because we as corporate worshippers don't have or make the time or energy to prepare for it, much less to get it right and make it a sweet-smelling savour to the Savior."   Of late, I have attended funeral services in the traditions of several Christian denominations. Quite the worst have been those held in Anglican churches that have adopted one of the revised liturgies. There is little sense of worship because the officiant seems to be conducting a committee meeting: "please turn to paragraph 45 . . . we shall continue on page 36 .= . .. now we shall sing hymn number . . ." and so on. No flow, no awe, the onl= y sacrifice being of one's patience. The contrast was to be found in a Presbyterian church, where the minister conducted us seamlessly through the service, relying upon our good sense to follow the form of service, already clearly laid out, and sing the hymns in the right place -- that is, when introduced by a phrase on the organ. He allowed one addition that, for me, set the seal upon the service as a "sweet-smelling savour" -- silence.    
(back) Subject: Anglican funeral rites From: "Raymond H. Clark, Quilisma Publications" <quilisma@cox.net> Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2004 13:11:01 -0700   The MAIN problem with Anglican funeral rites is that they haven't been done correctly since (probably) WWII, at least not in the USA.   The Chant and Service Book (Hutchings, Parish Press, 1899) was the most widely-used book of service music in the American Episcopal Church prior to 1940. I found MANY copies of it in SMALL Episcopal churches across the country with the music for the rites WELL marked up and used.   That's Problem #1: it's a CHORAL service, REQUIRING the presence of a CHOIR, not just an organist or an organist and a soloist. There was a time when parish choirs (large and small) turned out for funerals as a matter of course, both in the US and the UK.   It's a self-fulfilling prophecy: "Oh, we can't get the choir to come out for funerals," so the family is never offered the OPTION of having the choir. But nobody ever ASKS the choir. I asked mine; they said "sure;" that was the end of it.   St. Matthew's had less than 200 communicants and a choir of about a dozen when I started there. The rector wanted it (VERY important); I started it; that was it. Rector locutus est; causa finita est (grin). The choir sang for ALL weddings and ALL funerals. Period. Not all of them sang all the time, but I could count on having four parts.   Over and over again people came to me and said, "I couldn't IMAGINE having a choir at a funeral (or a wedding), but it was WONDERFUL."   Problem #2: the music is no longer easily available, and it really hasn't been written in ORGANIZED fashion for the new rites.   I put together a HEFTY choirbook of about a hundred and fifty 8 1/2 x 11 pages with EVERYTHING written out in full for the OLD rite: Burial Office with all the Psalms, the Requiem Mass, the Absolutions, and the Committal Service (which we sang in the church unless the cemetery right up the street was the burial site ... then the choir went to the cemetery as well).   One of these days I'll tackle the new rite (chuckle).   Problem #3: a lot of parishes don't have the staff or the expertise to put together an integrated service-booklet with EVERYTHING in it --=20 words AND music. We did; we had a template; all we had to do was drop in whatever hymns the family requested. The service music (including the Sentences, the Psalms, the Ordinary of the Mass, etc.) was already there.   Congregational participation isn't a problem with an integrated booklet in people's hands, but, in fairness, at funerals (at least), a lot of people have told me they'd just as soon sit or kneel quietly and listen to the choir sing the service. Modern liturgical fetishes aside, there's nothing WRONG with that. Singing favorite hymns can be emotionally wrenching too. So they don't sing; they just listen.   Weddings are usually populated by (pardon me) unwashed pagans who haven't a CLUE what's going on, though at weddings of communicants where the congregation from the parish was present, they sang just like they did on Sunday. But in any case, we put the booklets into their hands.   Problem #4: the reverend clergy (surprise!). I doubt there are a dozen Episcopal priests under the age of 60 who would know (or care to LEARN) how to conduct the full Anglican funeral rites. Even omitting the Absolutions (which are an anglo-catholic thing ... they're not in the Prayer Book), you still have to know what you're DOING to make it flow.   Problem #5: there's no place and no book for an organist to GO to to LEARN how to do it ... all the stuff exists, but pulling it TOGETHER is a MAJOR chore. We sang it from hand-written manuscripts and photocopies for three years; it took me the better part of another year to typset it in Sibelius.   *I* knew it because I grew up in an anglo-catholic parish where it was still done; my Rector was English, and an organist. And, addressing another issue, NOTHING was EVER announced ... EVER. There was a service-bulletin, and a hymn-board. People managed. No liturgical traffic cop was needed (grin).   Cheers,   Bud      
(back) Subject: Felix Hell appointed "Distinguished Organist in Residence" at Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg From: "Hans-Friedrich Hell" <Hell-Concerts@t-online.de> Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2004 23:17:33 +0200   Dear listmembers and friends,   it is with great pride to announce that Felix has been named Distinguished Organist in Residence at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettyburg. The respective press release of LTSG you will find below. As to now, Felix will begin his duties in September this year. For all, who are interested in details, please feel free and mail me privately.   Humbly and gratefully submitted   Hans-Friedrich Hell   * LUTHERAN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY AT GETTYSBURG* FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LTSG-04-50c June 16, 2004 CONTACT: John Spangler 717-338-3010 ________________________________________   *LUTHERAN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY AT GETTYSBURG NAMES FELIX HELL DISTINGUISHED ORGANIST IN RESIDENCE * <<...>> GETTYSBURG, PA- The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg announced this week that the young German Organist Felix Hell will become the seminary's first Distinguished Organist in Residence.   Mr. Hell, who at 18 years of age has recently become the youngest organ major graduate in the history of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, plays more than 60 organ concerts a year to packed, enthusiastic audiences all around the world.   The prodigious and prolific performer will continue to play for Music, Gettysburg! two times per year on the 38 rank Andover Organ, Opus 84, one of the most striking features of the Seminary chapel. As Distinguished Organist in Residence, Mr. Hell will also teach organ on the Gettysburg instrument, and organize master classes.   "I fell in love with this instrument the first time I played [the seminary's Andover organ]" said Mr. Hell. He continued "It so wonderfully plays the whole repertoire of J. S. Bach and other composers of the Baroque era. And, even more important, it is an almost ideal instrument for learning and teaching."   Dr. Stephen Folkemer, an excellent organist in his own right, and Music Director for the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, assisted in establishing the arrangement. Folkemer said that in the four times Felix Hell has played for Gettysburg audiences and in more than 350 public concerts around the world, "he has amazed his audiences with not one dazzling masterpiece, but concerts full of them. Whereas most organists play one of these difficult masterpieces for a recital, Felix Hell plays one after another and makes it look easy."   In this year alone, the Mr. Hell will perform more than 60 organ concerts in America, Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia and Europe. The young musician began to play the piano at age seven, took his first organ lessons at age eight, and within a year was on duty in his first performance in a liturgical setting at a Roman Catholic High Mass on Easter in 1994 and gave his first solo recital abroad.   Beginning in September 2004, Mr. Hell will be available once a week at the seminary. His next performance in Gettysburg will be January 30^th , as a part of the 25^th anniversary season of*/ Music, Gettysburg!/* He will also offer a recital in May of next year.   Felix Hell spent a year at the Juilliard School in New York on a full tuition scholarship. He recently completed his bachelors' degree through study at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where he studied with Dr. John Weaver, then chair of the organ departments both of Juilliard and the Curtis Institute, and Mr. Alan Morrison. Mr. Hell will next study for his Master of Music degree and his Artist Diploma at the Peabody Institute, the oldest conservatory in the USA, now associated with Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.   Mr. Hell has recorded six critically acclaimed CD's and his music has been broadcast several times by the nationally distributed program "PipeDreams" of Minnesota Public Radio in addition to several radio programs in Germany, the Netherlands, England, and Australia.   The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, the oldest of the eight seminaries of the 5.2 million member Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, prepares women and men to be outreach oriented public theologians and mission leaders. It provides programs in continuing studies, advanced theological education, and specialized educational programs for informed lay persons, ordained and other rostered leaders, and high school youth.     /Music, Gettysburg!/ is a free concert series featuring international, regional and local musical artists supported by both the Lutheran Theological Seminary and the wider Gettysburg community.      
(back) Subject: Re: Anglican funeral rites From: "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca> Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2004 17:14:43 -0400   At 04:11 PM 6/22/2004, Bud wrote:   >That's Problem #1: it's a CHORAL service, REQUIRING the presence of a >CHOIR, not just an organist or an organist and a soloist. There was a >time when parish choirs (large and small) turned out for funerals as a >matter of course, both in the US and the UK. > >It's a self-fulfilling prophecy: "Oh, we can't get the choir to come out >for funerals," so the family is never offered the OPTION of having the >choir. But nobody ever ASKS the choir. I asked mine; they said "sure;" >that was the end of it.   Bud, 'et al',   I am reminded of my somewhat misspent youth as a choirboy at St.Matthew's Church, London, back in the 1930's. We were expected to be present for weddings and funerals, - it was part of the business of being in the choir.   Funerals were almost always during school hours, which meant at least the morning or afternoon off school, - a decided advantage! Mitigated. to some extent, by the fact that we got the basic pay only for the funeral, about sixpence, - which would have been worth about ten cents American.   Now weddings were another story! We got the huge sum of half a crown (roughly equivalent at the time to half a dollar), - and that was huge, sometimes even more if the Best Man was dishing out tips all round! We didn't mind having to give up a weekend afternoon for such lucrative pickings!   As for the music, our Organist, Dr. Boulter, had made up choir books for both the weddings and funerals, and we simply sang whatever the family wanted us to sing. The Vicar, Dr. Matthews, was a kindly old gentleman who left all the music to the Organist and Choirmaster, there was never any dispute about that.   Incidentally Bud, St. Matthews was High Anglican, - as my Grandmother used to say, "Higher than a kite"! Unfortunately, it was an early casualty during the War, when Hitler's bombers demolished it one Wednesday night. We were all transferred to the neighbouring parish of St. Paul's, Rossmore Road, London, - but it was so Low that very few of the parishioners came, and we, the choirboys were out of our depth with the lack of real music to sing! As it was, my voice broke very soon after, and that was that!   There was only an organist at my Father's funeral, but he did very well and played all the music that we had asked for. But that was at a Cemetery Chapel near Rugby, where I doubt that they had ever been asked for anything remotely "High". My Mother was High Church, and she got all the trimmings in the local Parish Church.   I suspect that those days are gone for ever, - even back home in England.   Bob Conway    
(back) Subject: RE: Glenda's summer Sunday nowhere special From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2004 17:55:58 -0500   Amen to Peter's post. I'm appalled at the seeming illiteracy in congregations - why bother with a bulletin because no one reads it and we get constant announcements ("let's turn in our hymnals/BCP to") and modifications. When I was a regular organist, I placed a small paragraph in the bulletin explaining the selection of music as to the scriptures, Sunday and/or season, because I believed that music was part of the worship. That may be the problem in the places I sub - music is background noise, sort of a piano bar. That's sad.   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com     -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of Peter Underwood   Of late, I have attended funeral services in the traditions of several Christian denominations. Quite the worst have been those held in Anglican churches that have adopted one of the revised liturgies. There is little sense of worship because the officiant seems to be conducting a committee meeting: "please turn to paragraph 45 . . . we shall continue on page 36 .. . .. now we shall sing hymn number . . ." and so on. No flow, no awe, the only sacrifice being of one's patience. The contrast was to be found in a Presbyterian church, where the minister conducted us seamlessly through the service, relying upon our good sense to follow the form of service, already clearly laid out, and sing the hymns in the right place -- that is, when introduced by a phrase on the organ. He allowed one addition that, for me, set the seal upon the service as a "sweet-smelling savour" -- silence.        
(back) Subject: Another "mystery organist" From: "Phil Stimmel" <pca@sover.net> Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2004 19:11:57 -0400   Hello all- I have another photo I need help with. Can anyone tell me who the organist is in this picture? http://www.esteyorgan.com/MysteryOrganist.html   Phil Stimmel   The Estey Pipe Organ www.esteyorgan.com