PipeChat Digest #4400 - Wednesday, March 31, 2004
 
Re: Ideas for Mother's Day (May 9)
  by <quilisma@cox.net>
Too bad Adam & Eve didn't turn tail [OFF TOPIC]
  by "Charlie Lester" <crlester@137.com>
Re: clever cats / dogs ..... Now Parrots
  by "Mattcinnj" <mattcinnj@yahoo.com>
Scott Kent
  by "mack02445" <mack02445@comcast.net>
Re: Ebenezer Baptist Church ATL
  by "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@earthlink.net>
Re: Ebenezer Baptist Church ATL
  by <quilisma@cox.net>
My Lecture and Concert at Orchestra Hall Chicago
  by <Devon3000@aol.com>
Re: Too bad Adam & Eve didn't turn tail [OFF TOPIC]
  by <DERREINETOR@aol.com>
RE: Earth Day Sunday
  by "Storandt, Peter" <pstorandt@okcu.edu>
Re: clever cats
  by "John Foss" <harfo32@yahoo.co.uk>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Ideas for Mother's Day (May 9) From: <quilisma@cox.net> Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 10:27:03 -0800   Fran, there's not really a lot of stuff that isn't Hallmark pudding-with-treacle-sauce (grin) ... lemme think ...   I wouldn't worry too much about the organ music being subjective ...   AH!   Cantilene Nuptiale from the Dubois 12 Pieces   selections from the Dubois Messe de Marriage   Heck, in a Methodist Church, I'd play the Mendelssohn Wedding March with all the variations for the postlude (grin). There's a decent transcription in The Organ In Church.   Or the Sortie from the Marriage Mass.   Cheers,   Bud   PRELUDE   HYMN - Happy the Home When God Is There - (St. Agnes) - Hymns for the Family of God, #540 - this SHOULD be in the current Methodist Hymnal   OLD TESTAMENT READING   Wisdom 7:24-8:1   For wisdom is more mobile than any motion; because of her pureness she pervades and penetrates all things. For she is a breath of the power of God, and a pure emanation of the glory of the almighty; therefore nothing defiled gains entrance into her. For she is a reflection of eternal light, a spotless mirror of the working of God, and an image of his goodness. Although she is but one, she can do all things, and while remaining in herself, she renews all things, in every generation she passes into holy souls and makes them friends of God, and prophets; for God loves nothing so much as the person who lives with wisdom. She is more beautiful than the sun, and excels every constellation of the stars. Compared with the light she is found to be superior, for it is succeeded by the night, but against wisdom evil does not prevail. She reaches mightily from one end of the earth to the other, and she orders all things well.   Ecclesiasticus 51:13-22   While I was still young, before I went on my travels, I sought wisdom openly in my prayer. Before the temple I asked for her, and I will search for her until the end.   From the first blossom to the ripening grape my heart delighted in her; my foot walked on the straight path; from my youth I followed her steps.   I inclined my ear a little and received her, and I found for myself much instruction. I made progress in her; to him who gives wisdom I will give glory.   For I resolved to live according to wisdom, and I was zealous for the good, and I shall never be disappointed. My soul grappled with wisdom, and in my conduct I was strict;   I spread out my hands to the heavens, and lamented my ignorance of her. I directed my soul to her, and in purity I found her.   With her I gained understanding from the first; therefore I will never be forsaken. My heart was stirred to seek her; therefore I have gained a prize possession. The Lord gave me my tongue as a reward, and I will praise him with it.   Wisdom 7:24-28   For wisdom is more mobile than any motion; because of her pureness she pervades and penetrates all things. For she is a breath of the power of God, and a pure emanation of the glory of the Almighty; therefore nothing defiled gains entrance into her. For she is a reflection of eternal light, a spotless mirror of the working of God, and an image of his goodness. Although she is but one, she can do all things, and while remaining in herself, she renews all things; in every generation she passes into holy souls and makes them friends of God, and prophets; for God loves nothing so much as the person who lives with wisdom.   Proverbs 31:10-11,20,26,28   A capable wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain. She opens her hand to the poor, and reaches out her hands to the needy. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. Her children rise up and call her happy; her husband too, and he praises her:     Psalm 112:1-9 Beatus vir   1 Hallelujah! Happy are they who fear the Lord * and have great delight in his commandments!   2 Their descendants will be mighty in the land; * the generation of the upright will be blessed.   3 Wealth and riches will be in their house, * and their righteousness will last for ever.   4 Light shines in the darkness for the upright; * the righteous are merciful and full of compassion.   5 It is good for them to be generous in lending * and to manage their affairs with justice.   6 For they will never be shaken; * the righteous will be kept in everlasting remembrance.   7 They will not be afraid of any evil rumors; * their heart is right; they put their trust in the Lord.   8 Their heart is established and will not shrink, * until they see their desire upon their enemies.   9 They have given freely to the poor, * and their righteousness stands fast for ever; they will hold up their head with honor.   Psalm 45   1 My heart overflows with a goodly theme; I address my verses to the king; my tongue is like the pen of a ready scribe.   2 You are the most handsome of men; grace is poured upon your lips; therefore God has blessed you forever.   3 Gird your sword on your thigh, O mighty one, in your glory and majesty.   4 In your majesty ride on victoriously for the cause of truth and to defend the right; let your right hand teach you dread deeds.   5 Your arrows are sharp in the heart of the king's enemies; the peoples fall under you.   6 Your throne, O God, endures forever and ever. Your royal scepter is a scepter of equity;   7 you love righteousness and hate wickedness. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions;   8 your robes are all fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia. From ivory palaces stringed instruments make you glad;   9 daughters of kings are among your ladies of honor; at your right hand stands the queen in gold of Ophir.   10 Hear, O daughter, consider and incline your ear; forget your people and your father's house,   11 and the king will desire your beauty. Since he is your lord, bow to = him;   12 the people of Tyre will seek your favor with gifts, the richest of the people   13 with all kinds of wealth. The princess is decked in her chamber with gold-woven robes;   14 in many-colored robes she is led to the king; behind her the virgins, her companions, follow.   15 With joy and gladness they are led along as they enter the palace of the king.   16 In the place of ancestors you, O king, shall have sons; you will make them princes in all the earth.   17 I will cause your name to be celebrated in all generations; therefore the peoples will praise you forever and ever.   Psalm 128   A Song of Ascents.     1 Happy is everyone who fears the LORD, who walks in his ways. 2 You shall eat the fruit of the labour of your hands; you shall be happy, and it shall go well with you.       3 Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table. 4 Thus shall the man be blessed who fears the LORD.       5 The LORD bless you from Zion. May you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life. 6 May you see your children=92s children. Peace be upon Israel!   NEW TESTAMENT READING   Ephesians 5   5 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children, 2and live in love, as Christ loved us* and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.   3 But fornication and impurity of any kind, or greed, must not even be mentioned among you, as is proper among saints. 4Entirely out of place is obscene, silly, and vulgar talk; but instead, let there be thanksgiving. 5Be sure of this, that no fornicator or impure person, or one who is greedy (that is, an idolater), has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.   6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes on those who are disobedient. 7Therefore do not be associated with them. 8For once you were darkness, but now in the Lord you are light. Live as children of light=97 9for the fruit of the light is found in all that is good and right and true. 10Try to find out what is pleasing to the Lord. 11Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. 12For it is shameful even to mention what such people do secretly; 13but everything exposed by the light becomes visible, 14for everything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says, =91Sleeper, awake! Rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.=92   15 Be careful then how you live, not as unwise people but as wise, 16making the most of the time, because the days are evil. 17So do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18Do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery; but be filled with the Spirit, 19as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, singing and making melody to the Lord in your hearts, 20giving thanks to God the Father at all times and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus = Christ.   21 Be subject to one another out of reverence for Christ.   22 Wives, be subject to your husbands as you are to the Lord. 23For the husband is the head of the wife just as Christ is the head of the church, the body of which he is the Saviour. 24Just as the church is subject to Christ, so also wives ought to be, in everything, to their husbands.   25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, 26in order to make her holy by cleansing her with the washing of water by the word, 27so as to present the church to himself in splendour, without a spot or wrinkle or anything of the kind=97yes, so that she may be holy and without blemish. 28In the same way, husbands should love their wives as they do their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29For no one ever hates his own body, but he nourishes and tenderly cares for it, just as Christ does for the church, 30because we are members of his body.* 31=91For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.=92 32This is a great mystery, and I am applying it to Christ and the church. 33Each of you, however, should love his wife as himself, and a wife should respect her husband.     GOSPEL   John 16:20-24   Jesus said, "Very truly, I tell you, you will weep and mourn, but the world will rejoice; you will have pain, but your pain will turn into joy. When a woman is in labor, she has pain, because her hour has come. But when her child is born, she no longer remembers the anguish because of the joy of having brought a human being into the world. So you have pain now; but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you. On that day you will ask nothing of me. Very truly, I tell you, if you ask anything of the Father in my name, he will give it to you. Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete."   Matthew 19:3-10   3 Some Pharisees came to him, and to test him they asked, =91Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any cause?=92 4He answered, =91Have you not read that the one who made them at the beginning =93made them male and =   female=94, 5and said, =93For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh=94? 6So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.=92 7They said to him, =91Why then did Moses =   command us to give a certificate of dismissal and to divorce her?=92 8He said to them, =91It was because you were so hard-hearted that Moses allowed you to divorce your wives, but at the beginning it was not so. 9And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for unchastity, and marries another commits adultery.=92*   10 His disciples said to him, =91If such is the case of a man with his wife, it is better not to marry.=92 11But he said to them, =91Not everyone =   can accept this teaching, but only those to whom it is given.   HYMN - O Give Us Homes Built Firm Upon The Saviour - (Finlandia) - Hymns for the Family of God, #538   OFFERTORY   HYMN - We Are God's People (Symphony) - Hymns for the Family of God, #546   POSTLUDE   Fran Walker wrote:   > Dear Friends, > > Thanks, you guys, for your suggestions for Earth Day Sunday (4/25)! > Also, we're looking for ideas for our service on Mother's Day (May 9) - > visuals, altar arrangements, readings, etc. Music would include hymns, > prelude, offertory, postlude. Our choir will have off that day, so no > anthems. > > Thanks so much! > Fran > > ************************************************** > Frances Walker, M.M. Northwestern University > Organist, North Shore United Methodist Church > 213 Hazel Avenue, Glencoe, IL 60022-1775 > 847-835-1227; fax 847-835-1243 > northshoreumc@aol.com > http://www.gbgm-umc.org/northshoreumc/ > > > > "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: Too bad Adam & Eve didn't turn tail [OFF TOPIC] From: "Charlie Lester" <crlester@137.com> Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 10:32:10 -0800   =3D-> Too bad Adam & Eve didn't turn tail and run like h-e-double hockey sticks! <-=3D   Which brings to mind a compelling philosophical topic: How different would our world be today if that had indeed happened, instead of what did happen (that is, according to the accounts in the book of Genesis, which are certainly, at least to some degree, open for interpretation)?   Have any great theologicans grappled with this? I'd be interested to read some of their assertions.   ~ C    
(back) Subject: Re: clever cats / dogs ..... Now Parrots From: "Mattcinnj" <mattcinnj@yahoo.com> Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 10:41:34 -0800 (PST)   Hi All, I have an African Grey parrot and have the opposite situation regarding = music making. Fred loves music of all kinds. No matter what he is doing, = including eating, he will drop everything and come flying when ever I = start to play the piano. Fred, in fact, asks me to play: He says" "Ya gonna play the piano ?" with the inflection. Fred also has perfect = pitch and often sings 7 note arpeggios ... 2 triplets and a quarter note = ... usually in G major. I've heard him do it in D major also. Fred also jumps on the piano keys, walking on them to make music. Certain Electronic sounds, especially Midi files played on my computer's = sound card seem to annoy him somewhat, but not my Kurzweil keyboard or = Roland XV2020. Fred also hears what I am listening to through headphones .... even if = he is in the next room, so his hearing must be very acute. Fred has not heard a pipe organ live, so I can't have him enter in our = discussions regarding digits vs pipes ... and which he prefers. One day I = hope to bring him to hear one .... my guess being he will prefer flutes = (especially chiffy ones) to strings, hate mixtures, and will "bark back" = at the reeds. Since he enjoys making squeaking sounds and sighing, I think = he should enjoy squeaking swell shutters and wind leaks. Tracker noise = would probably also be something he can relate to. My guess is that he = will probably enjoy the pipe organ more than the general public does. Matt       --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Finance Tax Center - File online. File on time.  
(back) Subject: Scott Kent From: "mack02445" <mack02445@comcast.net> Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 13:43:54 -0500   Does anyone have an email address for Scott Kent or AFKA records? A search turned up nothing.   TIA Mack    
(back) Subject: Re: Ebenezer Baptist Church ATL From: "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@earthlink.net> Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 13:08:26 -0600   The _original_ Ebenezer Baptist Church building (the little one across the =   street from the 'current' mega-EBC; now used as a history center, I believe) did have a pipe organ at some time in the past. About 15 yrs = ago, I witnessed its remains, which consisted of: a blower, a set of swell shades, an offset windchest or two, and a smattering of pipes (a few wood basses and a couple of cardboard boxes). I believe I recall being told that Mrs. King had played this pipe organ (possibly a Moller?) before its demise. It would seem entirely possible that they also had a Hammond at the time. There was a Hammond present in the chancel, presumably functional. (I hope it was not the same instrument at which she was murdered...!)   Tim     At 09:53 AM 3/31/2004 -0800, Desiree wrote: >Ebenezer now has a large 4 manual Rodgers pipe/dig >in memory or Mrs King    
(back) Subject: Re: Ebenezer Baptist Church ATL From: <quilisma@cox.net> Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 11:36:03 -0800   I was going to say that it was entirely likely that they had a Hammond AND a pipe organ in the old building ... many African-American churches do ... the Hammond for "gospel" and the pipe organ for more traditional music.   Cheers,   Bud   Tim Bovard wrote:   > The _original_ Ebenezer Baptist Church building (the little one across > the street from the 'current' mega-EBC; now used as a history center, I > believe) did have a pipe organ at some time in the past. About 15 yrs > ago, I witnessed its remains, which consisted of: a blower, a set of > swell shades, an offset windchest or two, and a smattering of pipes (a > few wood basses and a couple of cardboard boxes). I believe I recall > being told that Mrs. King had played this pipe organ (possibly a > Moller?) before its demise. It would seem entirely possible that they > also had a Hammond at the time. There was a Hammond present in the > chancel, presumably functional. (I hope it was not the same instrument > at which she was murdered...!) > > Tim > > > At 09:53 AM 3/31/2004 -0800, Desiree wrote: > >> Ebenezer now has a large 4 manual Rodgers pipe/dig >> in memory or Mrs King > > > "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: My Lecture and Concert at Orchestra Hall Chicago From: <Devon3000@aol.com> Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 14:32:48 EST   Hi all,   It was the pinnacle of my musical career thus far, and I sure made the = most of the occasion. Having prepared long and hard, it was also my finest performance.   Last Friday morning, at 11:15 a.m., I lectured on Sweelinck and the = history of the pipe organ (2,500 years!), and played a variety of literature for = almost 1,000 people at Orchestra Hall in Chicago (Casavant 3-manual). The specification of the organ is on the Casavant website.   It is a very unusual design, and took a bit if getting used to, but was a pleasure to play. With the console front and center on stage, the full = organ is almost painful to the ears, however glorious, but fortunately drops off a = bit as you go out in the room.   The concert and lecture were in conjunction with the Rembrandt exhibit = across the street at the Art Institute, with a lecture at 10:00 a.m. I had been told to keep my program at one hour, fifteen minutes, and really worked = hard to trim it down to that, only to find that the lecturer at the Art Institute = ran over by 15 minutes. I decided that if people had to leave, so be it, as I =   didn't want to cut out any more pieces. Very few people left at the hour = mark, and as the music got more difficult and bombastic, so did their applause. = It's so wonderful when you can "play" off the audience. They listened intently = to every word I said, and I had a PowerPoint display running throughout the lecture and concert.   Jeff Wieller tuned and serviced the organ very well, and all was in great shape. One of the stage hands (who are the most wonderful people I've = ever encountered) commented to me, just before I walked out, that they've had = smaller crowds at many of the symphony concerts!   The program:   Toccata In A Minor Jan Pietersoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)   Variations On "Mein junges Leben hat ein End" J.P. Sweelinck (1562-1621)   Toccata In D Minor Johann Jacob Froberger (1616-1667)   Tiento de Sexto Tono Pedro de Soto (16th Century)   Paso en Do Major Narcis Casanovas (1747-1799)   Praeludium und Fuge In G Minor Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)   Prelude & Fugue In G Major Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)   Sonata No. 1 In F Minor Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)   Praeludium und Fuge uber B-A-C-H Franz Liszt (1811-1886)   I love the sound of these recent Casavants, as this one and the one at Wheaton College hearken back to the early ones in the last century. The = Orchestra Hall organ has the biggest pedal division I have every seen (louder than = San Fillipo's!), and really awesome to hear. I can see that it can easily = stand up to the symphony, though I hear it hasn't been used to it's potential, as = the orchestra members don't like the organ because they can't hear each other without the organ, let alone with the organ. The remodeling of the room = is not very successful for the orchestra. Friends have reported that the organ = is very subdued when it's rarely used.   This was the sixth annual seminar for the Women's Association of the Symphony, and the first time it sold out (two weeks before!). So, there = still is interest in organ music, and it occurred to me as I was preparing the = lecture part that we really should be celebrating 2,500 years. No other instrument (almost) is that old and has gone through so much development and = transition. Until the 14th century, the organ was the most complicated machine in existence (when the mechanical clock was invented).   So, Holy Week is going to be an anti-climax for me. Initially, when asked = to do the Orchestra Hall program, I was terrified, but with the encouragement = of many people I had never met, I really was quite relaxed and enjoyed every moment. I hope you all have a smooth-running Holy Week and Easter!   Devon Hollingsworth, in DeKalb, Illinois  
(back) Subject: Re: Too bad Adam & Eve didn't turn tail [OFF TOPIC] From: <DERREINETOR@aol.com> Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 14:58:58 EST   In the words of the 15th C. Carol "Adam Lay Ybounden":   Ne had the apple taken been, Ne had never our lady abeen heavene queen.   Not deep theology, but just what springs to mind in this "what if" game on =   the subject of that nasty old snake and temptation in that lovely garden. = I suppose in the mind of the monk (?) who wrote it, the fact that if man had = never fallen it would have been unnecessary for Christ to die for our sins is = hardly a downside. Of course, if that were not necessary, then the Son would not = have to be made man for the purpose of atonement for our sins. So, the author = sees as the downside the fact that the BVM would also be unnecessary, and = wouldn't it be a shame not to have her as the Queen of Heaven? Perhaps this monk = was thinking more deeply than it looks at first glance. I think he also had a = sense of humor. After all, he actually finds something that would be TOO BAD if = man hadn't fallen!   My tuppence worth, Bill H.    
(back) Subject: RE: Earth Day Sunday From: "Storandt, Peter" <pstorandt@okcu.edu> Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 14:10:33 -0600   L'orage   =20   ________________________________   From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of Keys4bach@aol.com Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2004 6:53 AM To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: Re: Earth Day Sunday   =20   In a message dated 3/31/2004 7:51:04 AM Eastern Standard Time, gksjd85@direcway.com writes:   All Creatures of our God and King"? =20   or its contemporary--   Earth and All Stars, Loud whatever---although i have yet to figure out how to text paint the loud boiling test tubes   =20   dale in Florida      
(back) Subject: Re: clever cats From: "John Foss" <harfo32@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 21:26:36 +0100 (BST)   Colin Mitchell wrote: "We therefore compromised, as I turned on the oven, opened the door, allowed the cat into the kitchen, gave it food and resumed my practise!! Eventually warm, fed and dry, the cat departed."   Glad it wasn't a microwave or a toaster, Colin :) John Foss     =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D www.johnfoss.gr http://groups.yahoo.com/group/orgofftop/ Topics of the week : Gibson's "Passion" Jokes, satire and humour     ___________________________________________________________ WIN FREE WORLDWIDE FLIGHTS - nominate a cafe in the Yahoo! Mail Internet = Cafe Awards www.yahoo.co.uk/internetcafes