PipeChat Digest #4367 - Saturday, March 13, 2004
 
32' Additions
  by "noel jones" <gedeckt@usit.net>
Re: 32' Additions
  by <Keys4bach@aol.com>
Good/Bad Times (was: announcing a new group)
  by "Bill" <bill.hauser@cox.net>
ALL READ!! Re: Good/Bad Times
  by "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org>
Re: Choir Tour through Connecticut, NYC
  by "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net>
RE: Fast and Loud Lent Music
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
Re: 32' Additions
  by "noel jones" <gedeckt@usit.net>
CD music
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
Seminary Choir tour
  by "Shirley" <pnst.shirley@verizon.net>
Organ use during Easter Triduum
  by <RVScara@aol.com>
Re: Organ use during Easter Triduum
  by <quilisma@cox.net>
Re: Organ use during Easter Triduum P.S.
  by <quilisma@cox.net>
Re: Organ use during Easter Triduum P.S.
  by "noel jones" <gedeckt@usit.net>
Re: Fast and Loud Lent Music
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Organ use during Easter Triduum P.S.
  by <RVScara@aol.com>
re-creation
  by "James Grebe" <pianoman@accessus.net>
Re: Organ use during Easter Triduum
  by "bgsx" <bgsx52@sympatico.ca>
Re: Organ use during Easter Triduum
  by "bgsx" <bgsx52@sympatico.ca>
Re: Organ use during Easter Triduum
  by "bgsx" <bgsx52@sympatico.ca>
Re: Organ use during Easter Triduum
  by <quilisma@cox.net>
 

(back) Subject: 32' Additions From: "noel jones" <gedeckt@usit.net> Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2004 05:54:56 -0500   I am catching up on correspondence, responding to ways to add 32's.   A rather affordable way is to purchase a MIDI Module...I recommend the Rodgers MX-200...that has resident pipe organ samples.   http://www.rodgersinstruments.com/access_mx200.html   Then wire a simple MIDI interface to the pedal contacts of the organ, adding a set if necessary.   http://sound-research.net/pedal_encoder.html   Connect the MX-200 to s stereo audio system with a subwoofer...and you are done.   You should be able to purchase all this for under $4,000...even better if you are discount hound whne it comes to the audio system!   We do provide user support to the MX-200 and sell a demo disk of the MX-200 on our website. www.frogmusic.com   -- noel jones, aago noeljones@frogmusic.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ moderator, rodgers organ users group frog music press www.frogmusic.com 423 887-7594 athens, tn, usa      
(back) Subject: Re: 32' Additions From: <Keys4bach@aol.com> Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2004 07:24:44 EST   In a message dated 3/13/2004 5:55:45 AM Eastern Standard Time, gedeckt@usit.net writes:   > rather affordable way is to purchase a MIDI Module...I recommend the > Rodgers MX-200...that has resident pipe organ samples   another affordable way and less expensive is the Ahlborn-Galanti Archive Modules providing great sound. AND IS easy to use.   dale in florida    
(back) Subject: Good/Bad Times (was: announcing a new group) From: "Bill" <bill.hauser@cox.net> Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2004 06:42:26 -0600           Geeesh. What is it that is "just not working," the economy, perhaps? Most of us [Americans] alive today do not know WHAT bad times are like, because we've never lived through them. With the recent recession beginning in the late 90's and the attacks of 9/11/01, the U.S. SHOULD be in much worse shape than it is today in early 2004. One could make the argument that things are going WELL, and getting better, all things considered.         >>Subject: Re: announcing a new group >>From: <Myosotis51@aol.com> >>Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2004 00:02:09 EST   >>Our government and our citizens are meant to function as an >>organic whole (there - I'm ON topic), and it's just not working.   >><ducking and running> >>Victoria              
(back) Subject: ALL READ!! Re: Good/Bad Times From: "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org> Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2004 07:07:54 -0600   Again, a reminder that topics such as this are BANNED on this list! That is why there are other lists related to the organ that are "free-for-all" lists where topics such as this are OK for discussion. BUT NOT HERE!   I don't want to have to keep posting these ALL READs between now and = November.   David -- **************************************** David Scribner Owner / Co-Administrator PipeChat   http://www.pipechat.org mailto:admin@pipechat.org  
(back) Subject: Re: Choir Tour through Connecticut, NYC From: "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net> Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2004 09:00:48 -0500   Hi Shirley,   Are you in this choir? I will try to go. It's about an hour from here, and = I will have to turn around and go back on Sunday, because Stamford is where = my church is. The Organ in St. John's is a marvel, by Richards Fowkes, and in addition to its sound, it LOOKS amazing. Good acoustic as well.   Cheers,   Malcolm   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Shirley" <pnst.shirley@verizon.net> To: <organchat@yahoogroups.com>; "pipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Friday, March 12, 2004 9:02 PM Subject: Choir Tour through Connecticut, NYC     > The choir from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia will be leading > Vespers worship at the following locations: > > Grace Lutheran Church, Hartford, CT - March 19 at 7:30 PM > St. John's Lutheran Church, Stamford, CT - March 20 at 7:30 > St. John's Lutheran Church, Boyertown, PA - March 21 at 7:00 > > And whatever Lutheran church is on Central Park, New York City, for = their > morning worship on March 21. > > The choir will be under the direction of Mark Mummert, Seminary = Musician. > > --Shirley > > "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: Fast and Loud Lent Music From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2004 08:43:51 -0600   I haven't chimed in on one of THESE subjects in a long time, because not being in church and planning services makes me sigh in boredom at the annual discussion now. Funny how a year or two away from the grindstone changes one.   But I do want to point out one factor to think about, and this is despite all the pre-Vatican II and post-Vatican II proscriptions and preemptions on music during the season. It used to be that our society was more involved and aware of liturgical seasons and their purposes, and people actually observed Lent and fasting and alms and abstinence during the week, or at least were informed about them. So Sundays were a mini-Easter for those people to remind them of the resurrection of our Lord.   However, our society is seemingly more secular based. More and more people per capita and pro rata, both religious and non-religious, are totally oblivious to liturgy and seasons, as well as the stories and doctrines and music that surround them. And it seems to me that a serious church organist in a liturgical church or one that gives nod to the seasons would be vitally interested, despite personal beliefs, in weaving the service into a unified whole that helps to carry forward those themes and educate others as well as providing a foundation and backdrop for worship, both for the day and the season. How does one do this and totally ignore Lent on the Sundays of Lent? And nowadays, when else does one play the Lenten repertoire for people to actually hear it, if not on Sundays, which is generally the only time, if at all, that they show up for church?   And I know some people on the list pooh-pooh the melding of the written word and the music that directly relates to it in a service. But I see nothing wrong with that. I guess, because I am a lawyer who deals with people who might not understand what you tell them even after six re-tellings and explanations, that it's not too bad an idea to hit the same scriptural reference in music after or before it is given orally, so that those sitting in the pews who are more intent on their golf tee-times or itineraries or PDAs than the sermon or choir anthem might just 'get it' in another form.   I must apologize if none of this makes a bit of sense, because lately I've been fighting more legal battles than writing for fun. I notice that the Faulknerian sentence is again taking over, along with more multi-syllabic jargon. So God bless you for even attempting to read it, much less understand my drivel.   Mary Preston lat night was WOW! Got home at 12:30 and up at 6:30. More later. Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com          
(back) Subject: Re: 32' Additions From: "noel jones" <gedeckt@usit.net> Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2004 09:47:52 -0500   another affordable way and less expensive is the Ahlborn-Galanti Archive Modules providing great sound. AND IS easy to use.   Dale's right...the Rodgers unit is pricey because of the use of stereo sampling (PDI) and the required stereo audio system to brign the stereo sampling to life.   What would a comparable system like that cost, including MIDI interface and audio?   -- noel jones, aago noeljones@frogmusic.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ moderator, rodgers organ users group frog music press www.frogmusic.com 423 887-7594 athens, tn, usa      
(back) Subject: CD music From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2004 08:53:06 -0600   I have only bought the CD of the French guys, and it didn't have exactly what I wanted. But it works OK for me, because I can take the copies and reduce the pages down and put them in a collage so that I don't have to turn pages.   I am unaware of any CDs having the music Steve (I think) was asking about.   Ending the sentence with a preposition, I remain   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com          
(back) Subject: Seminary Choir tour From: "Shirley" <pnst.shirley@verizon.net> Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2004 10:15:24 -0500   Here's the church and the time of where we're leading worship in NYC:   Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Manhattan Sunday, March 21; 10:30 a.m.   --Shirley    
(back) Subject: Organ use during Easter Triduum From: <RVScara@aol.com> Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2004 10:22:35 EST   Can anyone steer me to where in RC liturgy documents it says the organ = may be used to merely accompany singing between the Holy Thursday end of the Gloria and the beginning of the same on Holy Saturday Eve. I saw a = reference to this a few years ago but can't find it in my older documents or the new = General Instruction of the Roman Missal that came out last year. Maybe Bud has this info at his fingertips. Our new Pastor says it is "a silent organ" during that period. I don't agree but need to find this for = Show and Tell.....unless, Heaven forbid, I am wrong.    
(back) Subject: Re: Organ use during Easter Triduum From: <quilisma@cox.net> Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2004 07:59:20 -0800   Nope, Bud DOESN'T (grin), and the USCCB has GOT to have the slowest and most inefficient search engine in Christendom (chuckle). I have e-mailed the Diocesan Liturgy Office ... I'll get back to you.   Cheers,   Bud   RVScara@aol.com wrote:   > Can anyone steer me to where in RC liturgy documents it says the organ > may be used to merely accompany singing between the Holy Thursday end > of the Gloria and the beginning of the same on Holy Saturday Eve. I saw > a reference to this a few years ago but can't find it in my older > documents or the new General Instruction of the Roman Missal that came > out last year. > Maybe Bud has this info at his fingertips. Our new Pastor says it is "a =   > silent organ" during that period. I don't agree but need to find this > for Show and Tell.....unless, Heaven forbid, I am wrong.      
(back) Subject: Re: Organ use during Easter Triduum P.S. From: <quilisma@cox.net> Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2004 08:06:56 -0800   P.S. - IN GENERAL the new Instructions on the Liturgy always include a disclaimer about "pastoral necessity" trumping the rules in cases of real need.   The original INTENTION of silencing the organ was to have the services SUNG unaccompanied; what RESULTED in MANY places was the services being SAID because of the INABILITY of small churches to sing them without the organ and/or a strong choir to lead.   It must be remembered that the particular instruction about the use of the organ was written originally PRE-Vatican II, and there was NO expectation that the CONGREGATION would take ANY part in the singing of the liturgies of the Triduum. It would be an exceptional congregation indeed who could FULLY participate in the Triduum with NO support from the organ.   That said, if you're blessed with a pastor who will tolerate a CHORAL Triduum, and have a choir that can DO it, there's nothing WRONG with THAT, either.   Cheers,   Bud   quilisma@cox.net wrote:   > Nope, Bud DOESN'T (grin), and the USCCB has GOT to have the slowest and > most inefficient search engine in Christendom (chuckle). I have e-mailed =   > the Diocesan Liturgy Office ... I'll get back to you. > > Cheers, > > Bud > > RVScara@aol.com wrote: > >> Can anyone steer me to where in RC liturgy documents it says the >> organ may be used to merely accompany singing between the Holy >> Thursday end of the Gloria and the beginning of the same on Holy >> Saturday Eve. I saw a reference to this a few years ago but can't find >> it in my older documents or the new General Instruction of the Roman >> Missal that came out last year. >> Maybe Bud has this info at his fingertips. Our new Pastor says it is >> "a silent organ" during that period. I don't agree but need to find >> this for Show and Tell.....unless, Heaven forbid, I am wrong. > > > > "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: Organ use during Easter Triduum P.S. From: "noel jones" <gedeckt@usit.net> Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2004 11:16:35 -0500   As a teenager at St. Paul's in Salem, Ohio during the late 50's getting a glimpse of the priest before Mass from the loft was tricky.   Seeing him come out in black called for a quick switch to the Requiem.   Even more challenging were Lent and Advent, during which the associate and I would do the Mass without the organ...but if the pastor walked out I'd have to power up the Mighty Robert Morton and play away....   -- noel jones, aago noeljones@frogmusic.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ moderator, rodgers organ users group frog music press www.frogmusic.com 423 887-7594 athens, tn, usa      
(back) Subject: Re: Fast and Loud Lent Music From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2004 14:00:45 -0500   On 3/13/04 9:43 AM, "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> wrote:   > So God bless you for even attempting to read it, much less understand my > drivel.   OK, Glenda. I read it. And it's not "drivel." It's much truth. But possibly not "the whole truth." We do have, in some (many?) = congregations, a fair number of people who'd be at least SOMEWHAT upset if things weren't done the old-fashioned way. They "observe" Lent (in whatever fashion), = and actually CHOOSE a home congregation that encourages and helps them to do = so.   Doesn't make you wrong. Just less than "totally" right.   Alan (or somebody)    
(back) Subject: Re: Organ use during Easter Triduum P.S. From: <RVScara@aol.com> Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2004 14:18:43 EST     Bud, Choir not too bad singing without the organ for some things but we do =   congregational singing during the lengthy Veneration of the Cross and the = organ helps them. I did go on the Net to the Natl Cath Bishops Conf site but I couldn't find =   any specific reference to this. Difficult site to find some things. Off Topic: This new Pastor, young, suprised me by asking for a Cope to = wear at Stations of the Cross devotions last Friday nite. (Yes, we still do = Stations but with the Stabat Mater in English followed by Benediction.) A Deacon told him Copes are not approved for use any more! Not true, and after = searching high and low had to assume someone must have ditched the ones we = had...wonder who! That's several Grand gone since we had at least 5-6 different color = ones .. But, the new Pastor says he just got a donation for vestments and = would buy both a Gold/White and a Black Cope....a nice step back in time. He sings = well and is supportive so I don't want to push using the organ unless I am on firm, documented ground.    
(back) Subject: re-creation From: "James Grebe" <pianoman@accessus.net> Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2004 15:22:07 -0600   Earlier in the week I spoke about attending a re-created program of the opening program of the St. Louis World's Fair Festival Hall in 1904. = Well, it wasn't quite but was instead a re-creation of the program they had to dedicate = the organ in St. Louis at the First Church of Christ, Scientist in 1904 where Charles Galloway played both programs. The organ is a 1904 = Hutchings-Votey 41r/3 manual. Great (14r unenclosed), Choir (7 r enclosed), Swell (17r, enclosed,) and Pedal (3r unenclosed). All other stops are extended or borrowed. Martin Ott of St. Louis was in charge of rebuilding it in 1997. The concert was somewhat boring visually as the console was completely out of sight behind = a partition and could not see the organist either. The organ is completely behind grill work so no pipes to look at either. The program was 1. Prelude and Fugue , A Minor by Bach 2. Adagio Molto Expressivo (2nd Mov, Op. 17 Dudley Buck. 3. Scherzo, in E by Gigout 4. Vocal Solo " O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings To Zion" by Handel 5. The Holy Night by Dudley Buck 6. Offertoire, Op 8 by Salome 7. Somber March and Song of the Seraphs by Guilimant 8. Vocal Solo Aria from Elijah, O, Rest In The Lord 9. A. Meditation by d'Evry B. Elevation by Rousseau 10. March Nuptual by Guilimant I sat just to the right of where the microphones were placed for recording the recital. It was played by Martha Shaffer and she did a wonderful job. This program showed just how well a romantic organ could be with the right music. It showed skillful use of the expression shutters and great pedal technique. The organ was pure, refined in voice and consistency, powerful but not loud. How great it would be to be alive when these types of programs were put on regularly. It showed, very clearly, of the very = origin of what theatre organs evolved from. The Vox Humana present was beautiful in character with no nanny goat coarseness. . The organ was superbly regulated tone wise and in mechanics. All in all, a wonderful night. If any one would like a copy of the program I could scan it an attach it = to e-mail.   James Grebe Piano-Forte Tuning & Repair Artisan of Wood WWW.JamesGrebe.com 1526 Raspberry Lane Arnold, MO 63010 pianoman@accessus.net      
(back) Subject: Re: Organ use during Easter Triduum From: "bgsx" <bgsx52@sympatico.ca> Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2004 17:21:19 -0500     this may (or may not) be helpful ...   General Instruction of the Roman Missal   http://www.usccb.org/liturgy/current/GIRM.pdf   http://www.usccb.org/liturgy/   "In Lent the playing of the organ and musical instruments is allowed only to support the singing. Exceptions are Laetare Sunday (Fourth Sunday of Lent), Solemnities, and Feasts."   > Can anyone steer me to where in RC liturgy documents it says the > organ may be used to merely accompany singing between the Holy > Thursday end of the Gloria and the beginning of the same on Holy > Saturday Eve.    
(back) Subject: Re: Organ use during Easter Triduum From: "bgsx" <bgsx52@sympatico.ca> Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2004 17:31:36 -0500     http://www.canticanova.com/articles/feedback/arte81.htm   "I hope this clarifies what the rubrics say, and also where liturgists and musicians ignore or amplify the official rules."      
(back) Subject: Re: Organ use during Easter Triduum From: "bgsx" <bgsx52@sympatico.ca> Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2004 17:37:17 -0500     http://www.seattlearch.org/WorshipAndSacraments/Liturgy/lenteaster.htm   "Lent and Easter A Pastoral Guide"   "Liturgical Music. The use of musical instruments is allowed only to support the singing (Ceremonial of Bishops, no. 252). The exceptions to this rule are on the fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday), and on solemnities and feasts (March 19 and 25). The Gloria is not sung or recited during Lent until Holy Thursday, except for the solemnities and feasts (March 19 and 25). The Alleluia is not used until the Easter Vigil. Lent might also be highlighted by greater use of silence during the liturgy."      
(back) Subject: Re: Organ use during Easter Triduum From: <quilisma@cox.net> Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2004 15:25:28 -0800   Here's the article that quotes directly from the most recent Ceremoniale (Bishop's book of ceremonial) (1989), the LAST OFFICIAL WORD on the = subject:   CNP Feedback - Organ Music during Lent? by Gary D. Penkala   The "Feedback Box" on the CanticaNOVA Publications website has proven quite effective in promoting communications on a variety of subjects, and expressing concerns of liturgists and musicians. From time to time, we'll compile a few of these questions or comments and put them in public view, with the hope that others with similar concerns may benefit from their content. Q. Dear CNP:   Excuse me for seeming quite thick, yet, what do you mean in saying, "During the entire Lenten season, the organ should just support the singing?" I have heard conflicting information saying the organ must be off during all of Lent, or that it's O.K. to play the organ, or that nowhere did our American bishops stop the organ playing completely during the Triduum; that was only a tradition. I want to understand the clear truth, so I can do what is right. I personally do not use any accompaniment during Gloria to Gloria on the Triduum, yet, what about the other Sundays of Lent? Laetare Sunday? Please just tell me if the organ should be off or on; the "supporting organ" line is unclear to me. Thank you!   New York Organist.   A. Dear New York Organist:   Your question about organ music during Lent bears on an issue that is indeed often misunderstood. Let me help to clarify what is involved:   The only official direction that we as musicians and liturgists have regarding how liturgy is to be celebrated comes from the rubrics contained in official liturgical books ("rubric" coming from the Latin rubrum, referring to the "red" ink in which they were printed). While other documents (like Music in Catholic Worship) may comment on or revise (within limits) the way we celebrate liturgy, the official books relating to the Mass are the Roman Missal (comprised of the Sacramentary and the Lectionary), the Ceremonial of Bishops, and any particular "ritual books" that might have bearing on the Mass (e.g. the Anointing of the Sick during Mass, the special RCIA rites, the funeral liturgy).   The last revision of the Roman Missal was about 20 years ago. A new version (with its English translation) is currently being studied in Rome for possible release very soon. Its introduction, the General Instruction on the Roman Missal (GIRM), has already been released in its Latin form but does not take effect until the Missal itself is issued.   We are left then with the Ceremonial of Bishops, issued in 1989, as the most recent liturgical book from Rome. While this deals specifically with how a bishop celebrates those rites that pertain to him, it has deeper ramifications in also showing those of us not involved in cathedral parishes just how the Church is thinking about proper liturgical celebration. Concerning the issue at hand, it speaks about organ music in a much more detailed way than any other document thus far, and certainly indicates how the organ should be treated in general, not just in cathedrals.   The Ceremonial of Bishops presents in very clear format the effects that the seasons have on the liturgy, e.g. no "Alleluia" during Lent, subdued organ music during Advent. About organ music during Lent the document = says,   *************************************************************************   During Lent the altar is not to be decorated with flowers, and the use of musical instruments is allowed only to support the singing. The Fourth Sunday of Lent, called Laetare Sunday, solemnities and feasts are exceptions to this rule. (#252)   **************************************************************************   What this means is, there should be no solo organ music (prelude, offertory, recessional, postlude, etc.) during Lent. Musical instruments (including the organ) may be used only for accompaniment ... for hymns, responses, choral or vocal accompaniment. As noted, this rule does not come into play on Laetare Sunday or on solemnities (like Saint Joseph, Annunciation) or feasts (like the Chair of Saint Peter).   On the issue of organ music from Gloria to Gloria (Holy Thursday to Easter Vigil), the Ceremonial of Bishops says,   *********************************************************************   "During the same period [Gloria-Gloria], the organ and other musical instruments may be used only to sustain the singing."   *********************************************************************   This document does no more than officially extend the rules for Lent (which has ended prior to the Holy Thursday Mass) through the Triduum. This would be the minimum expectation (using organ only for accompaniment). If a parish wanted to go beyond this (the traditional position, and one I would absolutely promote) and turn the organ off completely from Gloria to Gloria, there is nothing in any document that prohibits this. The rubrics only tell us what the limits of organ use are, not that we must always proceed to those limits. The tradition of not using the organ at all during this period has certain benefits:   1. It clearly delineates this time as being separate from Lent. Gone are the violet vestments; our attention is now focused on a most special three-day period (Triduum) which is treated liturgically as one grand celebration, beginning with the Introit on Holy Thursday and ending with Evening Prayer on Easter Sunday.     2. It allows the most meditative and introspective congregational singing of the year. How poorly we treat our congregations with a constant barrage of organ accompaniment, sometimes to the point that they can't even hear themselves over the organ. Even worse is the despicable, ubiquitous, demeaning practice of positioning a cantor in front of a microphone every time the congregation is asked to sing anything! I would say, at least during this Gloria-Gloria period, to turn the organ off, turn the microphone off, have a good, well-rehearsed choir present, and finally let the people hear their own sung praise! The unifying benefit of corporate singing comes from relying on each other, not from mimicking an amplified, electronic voice.   The American bishops have occasionally commented on the official liturgical books in their own documents. Music in Catholic Worship (1972) and Liturgical Music Today (1982) contain very little about organ music, though, and make no mention whatsoever of the issue we're discussing (the "seasonality" of organ music).   I hope this clarifies what the rubrics say, and also where liturgists and musicians ignore or amplify the official rules.   bgsx wrote:   > > http://www.seattlearch.org/WorshipAndSacraments/Liturgy/lenteaster.htm > > "Lent and Easter > A Pastoral Guide" > > "Liturgical Music. The use of musical instruments is allowed only to > support the singing (Ceremonial of Bishops, no. 252). The exceptions to > this rule are on the fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday), and on > solemnities and feasts (March 19 and 25). The Gloria is not sung or > recited during Lent until Holy Thursday, except for the solemnities and > feasts (March 19 and 25). The Alleluia is not used until the Easter > Vigil. Lent might also be highlighted by greater use of silence during > the liturgy." > > > "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 > > >