PipeChat Digest #4380 - Friday, March 19, 2004
 
RE: unfortunate name
  by "Will Light" <will.light@btinternet.com>
Re: B-A-C-H Composers
  by "Dick Meckstroth" <support@opensystemsorgans.com>
"Beneath My Wings"
  by "Joe Elliffe" <jelli@tampabay.rr.com>
RE: "Beneath My Wings"
  by "Michael David" <michaelandmaggy@earthlink.net>
Re: "Beneath My Wings"
  by "F. Richard Burt" <effarbee@verizon.net>
Concert in Hershey, PA
  by "SHAWN M. GINGRICH" <shawn.gingrich@firstumchershey.org>
Kilgen organ and Creston
  by "David Baker" <dbaker@lawyers.com>
Titcombarama
  by "David Baker" <dbaker@lawyers.com>
Re: Bill H.'s Permanent Appointment at SJE
  by <OMusic@aol.com>
Re: Titcombarama
  by <DERREINETOR@aol.com>
Child Prodigy to perform for April 3 Benefit for Homeless  Women and Chil
  by "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org>
Re: "Beneath My Wings"
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com>
Re: Pipedreams archives and a not-so-slic motor
  by <OMusic@aol.com>
Re: Christopher Howerter's Graduation Recital
  by <OMusic@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: RE: unfortunate name From: "Will Light" <will.light@btinternet.com> Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 10:53:06 -0000   I'm sure they weren't! But some others may not know the piece and go = looking for it!   Will Light Coventry UK (Ta Ta Diddle Diddle Ta Ta RAH RAH)     It is used for the same purpose in the U.S.A. Speaking for myself, I = was not sure whether the person who suggested it as a wedding piece was = being serious or not.   John Speller   From: "Will Light" <will.light@btinternet.com> To: "'PipeChat'" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Over here, that tune is known as "The Entry of the Gladiators" and, far = from being a majestic entry, it is a whacky tune, widely used in Europe as a = kind of Overture at the Circus!        
(back) Subject: Re: B-A-C-H Composers From: "Dick Meckstroth" <support@opensystemsorgans.com> Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 08:15:24 -0500   >Has anyone mentioned that Bach put his own name in a couple of places, = too?   A fatal mistake, perhaps.   Didn't Schoenberg use it somwhere, also?   Dick  
(back) Subject: "Beneath My Wings" From: "Joe Elliffe" <jelli@tampabay.rr.com> Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 08:26:21 -0500   I've had a request for a Song/Hymn called "Beneath My Wings" Can anyone = direct me to a source for this Thanks  
(back) Subject: RE: "Beneath My Wings" From: "Michael David" <michaelandmaggy@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 07:46:17 -0600   Sounds like the Bette Midler song "Wind Beneath My Wings". It's available as a single or in many pop collections at any music store including = on-line retailers such as Pepper and Kepharts.   Not terribly organic.   michael   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of = Joe Elliffe Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2004 7:26 AM To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: "Beneath My Wings"     I've had a request for a Song/Hymn called "Beneath My Wings" Can anyone direct me to a source for this Thanks    
(back) Subject: Re: "Beneath My Wings" From: "F. Richard Burt" <effarbee@verizon.net> Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 08:38:24 -0600   Hi, Joe: =20 Are you sure it isn't the song "The Wind Beneath=20 My Wings?" =20 This song has been around at least 15 years. It=20 may be one of the double-meaning songs that came=20 out about 20 years ago, but it is lyrical and=20 has a beautiful text when expressed between lovers.   F. Richard Burt =20 ..  
(back) Subject: Concert in Hershey, PA From: "SHAWN M. GINGRICH" <shawn.gingrich@firstumchershey.org> Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 10:56:25 -0500   If anyone is in the vicinity and interested, I am playing a recital of = transcriptions this Sunday, March 21 at 3:00PM at First United Methodist = Church, 64 West Chocolate Avenue, Hershey PA. The organ is a 3-manual, = 26-rank Kilgen from 1957, original condition. The spec and photos can be = seen at our local AGO Chapter website: = http://harrisburgago.com/AreaOrgans/FUMCHershey/FUMCspecs.HTM   The program will be:   La Primavera (Spring), Op. 8, No. 1 Antonio Vivaldi I. Allegretto arr. S. Drummond Wolff II. Largo III. Allegro (Danza pastorale)   Four Settings from Bach Cantatas Johann Sebastian Bach Thy Goodness is Our Salvation (Chorale from Cantata 22)=09 arr. Robert Powell   Sheep May Safely Graze (Aria from Cantata 208)arr. Stainton de B. = Taylor   Sinfonia: God's Time is the Best Time (Sinfonia from Cantata 106)=09 arr. Michael Burkhardt   Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Chorale from Cantata 147)=09 arr. David Johnson   Concerto in G Major (BWV 592) Johann Ernst I. [Allegro assai] arr. J. S. Bach II. Grave III. Presto   Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Sinfonia from Solomon) George Frederic = Handel arr. E. W. = Maynard   Concerto del Sigr. Torelli appropriato all' Organo Giuseppi Torelli arr. Johann Gottfried Walther   Two Ragtime Piano Pieces by Scott Joplin Scott Joplin=20 "Bethena" A Concert Waltz arr. Shawn Gingrich=20 Combination March =09 Sicilienne Maria Theresia von Paradis=20 arr. Charles Callahan=20   Elegy - "Nimrod" from the Enigma Variations, Op. 36 Sir Edward Elgar=20 arr. S. Drummond Wolff   Grand March (from the Opera A=EFda) Giuseppi Verdi arr. Christopher Morris     -------|\----- Shawn M. Gingrich, Minister of Music -------|/----- First United Methodist Church ------/|------ Hershey, PA 17033 -----|-(-)---- 717-533-9668 ------\|/----- shawn.gingrich@firstumchershey.org o/ =20      
(back) Subject: Kilgen organ and Creston From: "David Baker" <dbaker@lawyers.com> Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 11:48:59 -0500   Back in the '70's I substituted for an Easter Vigil service at St. Malachy's. An electronic was there at that time, but so was the pipe organ because I turned it on and made noise with it during the service, after the intonation of the Gloria in excelsis, if I remember correctly. Another person that might know something about this is Maureen Morgan, as she was organist/musician there for a number of years. I'm pretty sure she is still in NYC, as I ran in to her briefly at the celebration for McNeil Robinson last year. I'd be VERY curious to know whether it has been removed and what happened to it.   David Baker    
(back) Subject: Titcombarama From: "David Baker" <dbaker@lawyers.com> Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 12:10:58 -0500   Re the appointment of William G. (Bill) Harris, Director of Music, Church of St. John the Evangelist ("The Titcombarama"), Bowdoin Street, Boston, Massachusetts: Congratulations! That is a wonderful place to make music. I subbed there during the summer several years and a Rector ago. They were struggling mightily against the tide then, and it is good to hear that things appear to be going swimmingly! I hope that the organ has been (or will be) given needed attention. Best wishes. David Baker    
(back) Subject: Re: Bill H.'s Permanent Appointment at SJE From: <OMusic@aol.com> Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 12:56:55 EST   Congratulations, Bill. This is great news. Eyrline Morgan Organist Highland Baptist Church Denton, TX    
(back) Subject: Re: Titcombarama From: <DERREINETOR@aol.com> Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 13:43:23 EST   David and List,   Thank you for your kind post. Regarding Hutchings op. 210 and it's = relative state of repair, here's the news and some background for those less = familiar with the instrument:   As some of you are aware, the Hutchings op. 210 (1889-90) at St. John's = has twice undergone significant modifications. It was moved from the chancel = to the gallery by Hook and Hastings in 1930, at which time it was electrified and =   received some conservative tonal modification. This is what one may refer = to as "Titcomb's" organ; this specification was extremely Victorian/Anglican and = was well suited to literature of Titcomb's taste, hymns from the English = Hymnal and the accompaniment of plainchant (a practice no longer observed at St. John's since at least 1986). From 1967-1972 the instrument was = re-trackerized and underwent significant tonal modification under Phillip Beaudry in = consultation with Titcomb's protege Sally Slade Warner (now Director Emeritus of the = Schola Cantorum). Tonally, the outcome was a good compromise, given the rise in popularity of "better" renderings of German Baroque repertoire. = Technically, the result was that this instrument (no longer Hutchings except for the = keydesks and the 16' Principal and a couple of modified ranks elsewhere; the = console with terraced drawknobs is H&H) requires endless tweaking and repair, though tonally viable (not optimal) and musically pleasing in its exceptional = acoustic enviornment. It leads liturgy well.   I have placed it under expert care, and some significant work will be done =   this spring by a well-respected firm operating in the Boston area. Having =   survived an attempt in the mid-1990's to replace it with an instrument of = a more North German character, the 210 is worth preserving, even in its altered = and fragile state.   On other fronts, the extensive choral library and archive faces a major cataloguing project, with the assistance of two volunteer professional = librarians from our congregation. This library includes unpublished works by Titcomb, =   including several sketchbooks containing drafts of what would become the = "Eight Motets" and a "Benediction Book" containing Eucharistic hymns harmonized--differently--stanza by stanza by ET in manuscript. The = archive intails detailed records of each choir season, including guest "Benediction" organists, = like George Faxon and Berj Z. from the late 1920's through the early 1970's = (when Sally was "titulaire"). Several term papers from Titcomb's students at BU ca. = 1950 are also laying around, which are interesting to read, to say the least.   I am most surprised that both the library and the archives have been gathering dust for at least 30 years. I am even more asonished at what has = been "laying around" since before 1960, when ET retired. I am hoping, humbly, = that one or two decent things can come out of someone shining light on the history of = an extremely historic church.   Pax, BH SJE    
(back) Subject: Child Prodigy to perform for April 3 Benefit for Homeless Women and Children (was Organ Concert in Illinois) (cross posted) From: "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org> Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 13:49:02 -0600   This posting contains the correct information concerning the concert. It = is April 3rd at 3 PM at the College Church, 332 E. Seminary Ave., Wheaton, IL =   60187 Also included is background information on the artist and the proposed concert program. Tickets are required and the ticket information is included below. Since it is a charity event there will also be a free will =   offering taken. Hope this answers all the questions. Sorry I wasn't initially correct. I passed along the information that was given me and unfortunately it was incomplete. (The College Church of Wheaton is not connected with the College of Wheaton)   Keenan Boswell & Friends in a Benefit Concert: A Gift to Lifespring = Ministry Saturday, April 3 at 3:00 p.m., College Church in Wheaton Admission: $10.00 For tickets call: 630.892.4239, ext. 227   Music to be performed include:   Chorale No. 3 in A Minor, by Cesar Frank; Tango Theme and Variations, by Keenan Boswell; I Wonder as I Wander, by Jay Rouse and Debbie Criser; Winter Walk, by Keenan Boswell; The Man I love, by George Gershwin; Embraceable You, by George Gershwin; Bella siccome un angelo, from Don Pasquale, by Donizetti; At The River, by Aaron Copland; Stars, from Les Miserables, by Claude-Michele Schonberg; The Prayer, by Carol Bayer Sager and David Foster; He is There, by Charles Ives; Toccata from Symphony No. 7, by Charles Marie Widor.       Keenan Boswell   Considered by many to be a child prodigy organist, 16-year old Keenan Boswell has been playing the organ since age nine. His youthful talent has =   already propelled him throughout the world to such diverse musical arenas as England's Canterbury Cathedral, St. Martin's of the Field in London, = the Crystal Cathedral Arboretum in California, the Verbruggen Hall in Sydney, Australia and La Madeleine in Paris. Keenan's passion for the organ earned =   him the privilege to perform in Kensington, California at the American Guild of Organists Millennium Concert in the fall of 2000. In June 2004, Keenan will accompany the world renowned Contra Costa Children's Chorus at =   Carnegie Hall. In 2001, The Contra Costa Children's Chorus debuted his choral composition, "Kyrie." Last year, Keenan debuted his first = orchestral composition entitled, "Let The Earth Be Glad" for organ and orchestra = under the direction of Michael Morgan and the Oakland Youth Orchestra in = Oakland, California.   Keenan is currently a high school student in Walnut Creek, California, and =   he is also the staff organist for St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Walnut Creek, the staff accompanist for Contra Costa Level IV touring, and the composer of symphony for the Oakland Youth Orchestra.     Dayna Anderson   Sixteen-year old violinist Dayna Anderson has performed in such places as Russia, Beijing, Washington, D.C. and the White House with the Magical Strings of Youth. Dayna has also performed at Chicago's Orchestral Hall, Ravinia, and New York's Avery Fisher Hall as a member of the Disney Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra.   Dayna has been concertmaster of the Midwest Young Artists Jr. Orchestra = and Metropolis Youth Symphony and a member of the Trinity Community Philharmonic Orchestra. She is currently studying at the Music Institute of Chicago and has twice been featured soloist with Harper Symphony, Music =   Choral, Young Steinway Series, soloed with the Metropolis Youth Symphony = in Australia for the pre-Olympic ceremonies, and performed "live" from New England Conservatory on the radio program "From the Top". Also, Dayna performed on WFMT and was soloist for the Music Institute's Gala honoring Isaac Stern. She soloed and was concertmaster and grand prize winner with =   VivaVivaldi & the Washington Chamber Symphony on the Kennedy Center stage. She is currently a member of Camerata Chicago and is a Junior at John Hershey High School.       Kenneth Mattice   Award-winning lyric baritone, Kenneth Mattice made his professional debut in Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 in Canberra, Australia in 1999. Since then, he has been an increasingly sought-after young talent in both oratorio and opera. Critics have described him as having "a gorgeous baritone (voice) that sounded like the aural equivalent of cherry or rosewood" (NU Press) and one who sings with "an expansive lyric vocalism" (Palm Beach Times).   >Lifespring Ministry of Wayside Cross Ministries is a community wide >endeavor that offers ongoing assistance and education to homeless women = and >their children at the Lifespring Transitional Living Center. Through a >variety of programs that include counseling, mentoring, and Bible study, >Lifespring seeks to break the cycle of poverty, addiction and/or abuse = that >many area women suffer from and provide them with necessary life skills = for >self sufficiency and a hopeful future. >Lifespring plans to use the funds from the benefit concert to cover costs >for additional women and children to enter into their residential = program. http://www.waysidecrossministries.org/   >Tickets for the April 3 benefit are $10. To order tickets or for further >information about the concert or Lifespring Ministry of Wayside Cross >Ministries, contact Deb Starner at 630/892-4239, ext. 227. Tickets are = also >available at First Presbyterian Church, 325 E. Downer Pl., Aurora.     Jon C. Habermaas    
(back) Subject: Re: "Beneath My Wings" From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 19:56:15 -0600   If in doubt, go to your web browser, type in www.google.com, and then type in "Beneath My Wings" (including inverted commas.) The item that comes up is http://www.laurasmidi.com/cgi-bin/shmtitles.cgi?newtitle=3DWind%20Beneath%2= 0My %20Wings   John Speller   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Joe Elliffe" <jelli@tampabay.rr.com> To: <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2004 7:26 AM Subject: "Beneath My Wings"     I've had a request for a Song/Hymn called "Beneath My Wings" Can anyone direct me to a source for this Thanks    
(back) Subject: Re: Pipedreams archives and a not-so-slic motor From: <OMusic@aol.com> Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 21:17:58 EST   I agree with you, Alan regarding Seb. I also read his column in TAO = monthly. Lee    
(back) Subject: Re: Christopher Howerter's Graduation Recital From: <OMusic@aol.com> Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 21:20:59 EST   We would love to attend, but PA is a long comute from North TX. Congratulations on your graduation and your choice of pieces. Lee