PipeChat Digest #4493 - Monday, May 10, 2004
Holy Trinity, Brooklyn
  by "mack02445" <mack02445@comcast.net>
Re: Whats on your menu for the Jour des M=CBres?
  by "Erik Johnson" <the_maitre@hotmail.com>
This Joyful Eatertide
  by "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com>
choral music for Pentecost: Psalm & Alleluia
  by <quilisma@cox.net>
Re: Holy Trinity, Brooklyn
  by <ahremsen40@aol.com>
Re: Holy Trinity, Brooklyn
  by <ahremsen40@aol.com>
Re: Whats on your menu for the Jour des M	=E8res?
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: A Bit of Humor (cross-posted)
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Free public domain score posted
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year C, somewhere near Jurassic Park
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
Re: Whats on your menu for the Jour des M	=E8res?
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
and another PD score
  by "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@adelphia.net>
Re: Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year C, somewhere near Jurassic Park
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: developing good practice technique
  by <ProOrgo53@aol.com>
Music in the air (literally) next Sunday
  by "james nerstheimer" <enigma1685@hotmail.com>

(back) Subject: Holy Trinity, Brooklyn From: "mack02445" <mack02445@comcast.net> Date: Sun, 09 May 2004 10:10:40 -0400   I am not sure which list this originally appeared on but I am posting to both as there is usual spillover. The person who forwarded it to me does not have posting privileges and the writer is not a member of the lists.   I became the organist of The Church Army at the Church of The Holy Trinity in Brooklyn Heights in 1960/61. The Church Army left the premises and, in 1968, I began as organist and music director of a Spanish congregation, The Church of The Holy Family, which moved to Christ Episcopal Church at Clinton and Kane when St. Ann took over the Holy Trinity Building in 1969/70. I remained as the organist for St. Ann And The Holy Trinity for about a year. So, I had a direct contact with the organ for ten years. AT NO TIME WERE PIPES FROM ST. PATRICKS PUT INTO THE SKINNER. There were never any pipes missing. A lot of money was spent on releathering primaries and switches, and the old console was in very bad condition, one of the self-contained capture combination action types with not too many pistons, six generals, though. The following changes were made: An 8' Quintadena in the swell (John Randolph, the organ's present curator has the Quintadena) was replaced by a Willis 4' Octave, there being no octave in that division. The 2' Piccolo in the Swell was brought up (Alan Van Zoeren, did the work) and was of the construct and scale to act as a hybrid 2' stop. The chorus of Cornopeans in the Swell was revoiced by Jack Steinkampf to stunning result. No modifications were made to the Great. The Choir 8' Diapason was brought up in the top, also by Van Zoeren. The biggest change was the removal of the Tuba Mirabilis from the Solo and its being placed en chamade in the top of the organ, resting on the Swell Box. It was inaudible in the Solo Box. Nothing replaced that reed. It has since been revoiced and returned to the Solo (2003, John Randolph). I was responsible for requesting those tonal changes, not much for that era when it was fashionable to junk such organs without any consideration for their historic value, that one being especially important in the EM Skinner development process. Before the changes previously listed, the organ was rather thick-sounding and tended to be a bit bland in its character, though it possesses some of the most beautiful "color" stops I have ever heard. It is installed to a total disadvantage, tonally trapped by the arch though which it speaks. The console was not purchased at the cost of disregarding other situations about the organ. It was a necessary expenditure at the time, since all other departments were "caught up" in repairs. The organ was endowed, and the plan was to finish it as is seen on the present console, but I left before that was done and no one else saw the need, my "successor", the organist from St. Ann's, barely able to play at all. He is now deceased. It is interesting that you speak as a great authority about something you know absolutely nothing about! That is a shame, because you undermine the hard work it took to keep the organ there at all. Tom Farrell and I fought the demons of "let's get rid of it and get a Hammond" and got the Diocese to ante up, after a great deal of politicking, from an endowment that was specifically set out to care for the organ that they were trying to use for other purposes. How things are now, I cannot say. I played the new console once as the accompanist for the Columbus Boy Choir. That was just after it had been installed. I know John Randolph and he is trustworthy and loves the instrument and would only do good for it, something you are NOT with the fabrications you are passing around the Internet.   Shame on you! T. Ernest Nichols    
(back) Subject: Re: Whats on your menu for the Jour des M=CBres? From: "Erik Johnson" <the_maitre@hotmail.com> Date: Sun, 09 May 2004 10:15:18 -0400   >Hymn: This joyful Eastertide (Vreuchten)   This is my all time favorite Easter hymn! We sang it during the vigil and = on Easter Sunday - it will make a return next Sunday as the recessional hymn.   Erik      
(back) Subject: This Joyful Eatertide From: "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com> Date: Sun, 9 May 2004 08:32:57 -0700 (PDT)   This Joyful Eastertide is a beatiful hymn and there are some beautiful = anthem on that tune. John Behnke has a nice arrangement in his 5 Preludes = set 3.     From Desiree' T. Desiree' Hines Chicago, IL 60610 ---------------------------- For Compositions by Desiree' Frog Music Press www.frogmusic.com ------------------------------- FOR CONCERTS BY DESIREE' http://concertartist.info/bios/hines.html --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? Win a $20,000 Career Makeover at Yahoo! HotJobs  
(back) Subject: choral music for Pentecost: Psalm & Alleluia From: <quilisma@cox.net> Date: Sun, 09 May 2004 09:38:24 -0700   I just sent this out to the download list ... if you're on the list and didn't get it, let me know.   If anyone ELSE wants it, please e-mail me privately.   I also have the alternatim Gregorian / Palestrina Golden Sequence in English, if anybody wants that.   Also Introit, Offertory, Communion for SATB ...   Cheers,   Bud        
(back) Subject: Re: Holy Trinity, Brooklyn From: <ahremsen40@aol.com> Date: Sun, 9 May 2004 16:09:39 EDT   Hello there Orgel Persons,   I want to 2nd eveything Mr. Nichols wrote about the Skinner. Tom Farrell, = a first rate ogran man, also took care of the organ at my church. I am the person who gave Tom the Willis Octave to use at St. Ann's, and therefore = know of his efforts to keep the organ working. The tonal modifications, rather = minor ones, greatly improved the sound of muddy, wooly organ. Let's face it = folks, there are Skinners, and then there are SKINNERS!    
(back) Subject: Re: Holy Trinity, Brooklyn From: <ahremsen40@aol.com> Date: Sun, 9 May 2004 16:15:45 EDT   Last posting was send by mistake before I finished.   The organ at St. Ann's was a Skinner. I never heard the St. Pat's rumor, = but Tom also maintained the organs there, possibly how the rumor started. Tom =   would never have liberated a rank from any organ he worked on to use in = another. It really would be most helpful if people did some research before they = start to kindle the flames with falsehoods.   Best, Allan    
(back) Subject: Re: Whats on your menu for the Jour des M =E8res? From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Sun, 09 May 2004 16:34:02 -0400   Erik: Don't give up. We Scandinavians are still in step with, um, Mother Church.   Prelude: The Strife Is O'er, William Held Processional: Ditto. (VICTORY) Hymn at Gospel Procession: Christ Is Arisen (CHRIST IST ERSTANDEN) Hymn of the Day: Great God, Your Love Has Called Us (RYBURN) Anthem at Offertory: And I Saw a New Heaven, Edgar Bainton (from second reading) Anthem at Communion: A New Commandment, Thomas Tallis (from the Gospel) Recessional: Christ Has Arisen, Alleluia (MFURAHINI, HALLELUYA)) (Swahili hymn) Postlude: March for a Festival in F, David N. Johnson Ah, and "mothers, and all who serving in a mothering role toward those in their care" were mentioned in the intercessions for the day.   Laud unto you, Erik--but this time not because our troops are fading, but = in joy because they're GROWING.   See us at www.stlukesnyc.org to know what we look like   Alan   On 5/8/04 7:24 PM, "Erik Johnson" <the_maitre@hotmail.com> wrote:   > OK - am I the only one doing music for "The 5th Sunday of Easter"? > Come on now - mothers day is not a liturgical celebration and nothing > (except a major feast) takes the place of the Sunday liturgy as = prescribed. > The 'juxt' of this weekends readings is that the way we love each other = will > show that we are true diciples of Christ. Motherly love is no where to = be > found - sorry. > > So.....going along with the 5th Sunday of Easter readings - I'm = playing.... > > Prelude: "Christ is Risen" (3 choral variations by Bach) > Hymn: "In Christ there is No East or West" > Hymn: "Where Charity and Love Prevail" > Hymn: "Make us One" > Anthem "Ubi Caritas" - chant > Hymn: "Christ is Risen" (Neander melody) > Postlude: Prelude & Fugue in Bb Major (from the 8 little P&F's) > > Erik > >      
(back) Subject: Re: A Bit of Humor (cross-posted) From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Sun, 09 May 2004 16:47:52 -0400   On 5/8/04 8:59 PM, "Milo R. Shepherd" <mrstwin2@cox.net> wrote:   > Does that mean the way I change bulbs is wrong... >=20 > =A7=A7=A7 No. But turn off the switch before you stick the conductive spud in= to > the socket. Or maybe you already learned that=8BYOWCH! >=20 > I prefer to break the bulbs then use a potato to pull out the metal part. >=20 > Alan >=20      
(back) Subject: Re: Free public domain score posted From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Sun, 09 May 2004 16:59:54 -0400   On 5/8/04 10:15 PM, "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@adelphia.net> wrote:   > I suppose I _could_ tackle this one.... it _is_ a bear in spots, and = it's > NOT a short piece - I fear you will have to wait awhile <chuckle>   Even EYE, who also does not read any more, could see that. More = accidentals than NOTES, for Pete's sake!   So I just sent it off to my organist, and he'll probably play it for me = next Sunday (if not by telephone this evening--Pedro is incredible!).   Alan    
(back) Subject: Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year C, somewhere near Jurassic Park From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Sun, 09 May 2004 16:02:13 -0500   Easter 5C, May 9:   Prelude: Rhosymedre ("Lovely"; a text H 587) - Ralph Vaughan Williams; Ubi caritas (text H 606) - transcribed from Maurice Durufle's motet   Processional Hymn: 379 - God is Love, let heaven adore him (Abbot's Leigh) Sequence Hymn: 414 - God, my King, thy might confessing (Stuttgart) Offertory Anthem (choir): What wondrous love is this (American folk hymn, ca. 1835) Communion Hymns: 657 - Love divine, all loves excelling (Hyfrydol)   597 - O day of peace, that dimly shines (Jerusalem) Recessional Hymn: 529 - In Christ there is no East or West (McKee)   Postlude: Allegro con spirito in B flat major - Frank Bridge   Service music: Powell and Merbecke (it's what they know)   Church secretary did not list prelude, postlude or anthem in bulletin, even after I left it in writing (with references to the text found in the hymnal) and e-mailed the info to her. Why spend all that time working out the themes and meshing the music with the message (today of God's love for us)?   I taught the choir 'Wondrous Love' today for anthem - they had never heard it. Just before prelude all my presets were gone - is it the organ, my electric personality or sabotage? So I spent five minutes of prelude time frantically trying to reset the combinations, while engaged in conversation with a nice lady who could not read the panic on my face. Thankfully, others were in equal frenzy trying to locate a victim for acolyte duty. The treasurer was very pleasant to me today, so maybe that means I'll get paid. Again, all that time tweaking and trying to make some pleasant sounds come out of the organ was for naught, although I recreated it closely from reading my notes, and tried to review it during the readings to make sure I hadn't done something really stupid.     Everyone was really nice and enthusiastic about the music, and the former incumbent did not appear after the postlude. The senior warden informed me that he needed to talk to me next week. If it was a complaint, he'd have hit me then. I know the subject - no, I'm not budging - I'm done after May 23. I have a horrendous headache every time I finish a service there, so I must be allergic to the place.   The visiting priest called herself a flaming liberal, but preaches well, is young and very pretty, and does everything to order. She throws me off by NOT reciting the "Christ our Passover" after the breaking of the bread. I'll figure out to start the Agnus Dei immediately about the time I leave. The organ cut itself on full registration in the middle of the postlude (and I don't mean the usual 'full' that we register - the bombardes and the harps and the celestes and the couplers and everything goes sforzando), and all I could do was cut the power on and off and rehit the piston. Thankfully, it worked and I was able to finish the Bridge with lightning speed and precision because of my reasonable apprehension that the machine would do it again. I am thinking about Dubois next week because it probably wouldn't matter if the organ decided to scare me and the sleeping children.   I have thoroughly enjoyed mixing up the tenses of verbs in this post - it sounds more Southern.   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com RULE #2 FOR LAWYERS: If someone is going to jail, make sure it is the client and not yourself.        
(back) Subject: Re: Whats on your menu for the Jour des M =E8res? From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Sun, 09 May 2004 17:20:16 -0400   On 5/9/04 10:15 AM, "Erik Johnson" <the_maitre@hotmail.com> wrote:   >> Hymn: This joyful Eastertide (Vreuchten) > > This is my all time favorite Easter hymn! We sang it during the vigil = and on > Easter Sunday - it will make a return next Sunday as the recessional = hymn. > > Erik   Well, heck! How could it be beat? We have it in each of the two current ELCA hymnals: (I always spell it wrong, too [I know you're quoting = someone else]; I understand it's Vruechten.)   LBW: Alice Stewart Parker's harmonization of 1966. Stunning. WOV: Charles Woods' setting from very roughly a century ago.   I'd be interested in your relative evaluation.   In at least one year recently we've sung it as a post-communion canticle every Sunday during the season. It makes our congregation positively LEVITATE!   Alan    
(back) Subject: and another PD score From: "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@adelphia.net> Date: Sun, 9 May 2004 14:31:59 -0700   ....this one is the Toccata by Tombelle   http://www.blackiris.com/orwig/scores/tombelle_toccata.pdf   enjoy!   Jonathan     --- Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free. Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). Version: 6.0.676 / Virus Database: 438 - Release Date: 5/3/2004  
(back) Subject: Re: Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year C, somewhere near Jurassic Park From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Sun, 09 May 2004 17:41:03 -0400   On 5/9/04 5:02 PM, "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> wrote:   > Church secretary did not list prelude, postlude or anthem in bulletin, = even > after I left it in writing (with references to the text found in the = hymnal) > and e-mailed the info to her. Why spend all that time working out the = themes > and meshing the music with the message (today of God's love for us)?   Our secretary is of a very fundamentalist denomination quite different = from our own, and couldn't care less about such niceties. But Pastor is pretty much "on" her. I recommend getting him/her to exercise his/her priestly office as INTERCESSOR on your humble behalf or bequarter, or whatever..   Alan    
(back) Subject: Re: developing good practice technique From: <ProOrgo53@aol.com> Date: Mon, 10 May 2004 00:59:40 EDT   Hello Colleagues -   In connection with Kevin Cischke's question about strategies for effective =   practicing, I would like to "couple" to his question another : "what are effective approaches to learning a brand new work, one requring = considerable study : fingerings, pedal markings to workout, etc. (not a sight-readable piece), i.e., Piece Heroique of Cesar Franck?" Please share, on both topics, what = you have found to be effective.   Dale Rider Independence, MO   In a message dated 5/9/2004 7:10:04 PM Central Daylight Time, kevin_cischke@hotmail.com writes: Dear friends,   I have been contemplating how we develop good practice habits. I know when = I began studying instruments many years ago the teachers always stressed = regular practice for a specific duration of time. However, just going over = something again and again for a specified period does not make good practice. I know =   there has to be a methodical approach with specific goals in mind. Can you = please tell me how you learned to practice effectively? Was it tauhgt to you? At what age? Did anyome ever have you practice in their presence so they = could observe you and make corrections to your practicing strategy?   Please give me some suggestions and feedback regarding this.   thank you Kevin Cischke    
(back) Subject: Music in the air (literally) next Sunday From: "james nerstheimer" <enigma1685@hotmail.com> Date: Mon, 10 May 2004 02:38:04 -0500   Just being my Leo self and engaging in some shameless self-promotion.   jim   O):^)   ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////= /////////////////////////////////////   DeKalb, Illinois, 10 May, 2004   Local musician to perform concert using nothing but air channeled through = an acoustic synthesizer.   Ok, so it's a little more complicated than that. The instrument in = question is a recently renovated and expanded pipe organ of 39 ranks which will be re-dedicated this coming Sunday, May 16th at 2pm. The venue is St. Paul Episcopal Church at 900 Normal Road in DeKalb, IL. Mr. James Nerstheimer, =   Parish Organist since 1995, will perform the re-dedicatory recital. The programme will consist of musical works by Deitrich Buxtehude, J.S. Bach, William Byrd, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, John W. Peterson, Kieth Chapman, Scott Joplin, and Cesar Franck. Mr. Nerstheimer will be joined by violinists Tania Nezrick and Sam Battista for two pieces by Antonio = Vivaldi.   For more information: 815-756-4888   ###   How to get there:   from points West via I-88 (East-West Tollway), take the Annie Glidden exit =   ($.50 toll is collected here), follow Annie Glidden Road north to Lucinda Avenue (traffic light). Turn east (right) and proceed to Normal Road = (next traffic light). Turn north (left) and proceed 1/4 mile. Church is on = east side of street (right) at Greenbrier Road.   from Chicago Northside, take I-90 (Northwest Tollway) to State Route 47 (Huntley). Turn south (left) and do be careful here=97very POORLY = designed intersecton with NO traffic controls. Proceed south to State Route 64 (at =   Lily Lake) Turn west, (right) and proceed to County Line Road (just past Sycamore Speedway). Turn south (left) and proceed to Barber-Greene Road, which is the next turn right (past second farm house). Proceed west into DeKalb until Barber-Greene T's into Sycamore Road (SR 23). Turn left (approx SW) and proceed to Hillcrest (next traffic light after=97not AT=97 = Jewel store). Turn right and proceed past 1st Street (traffic light) and = through the curves and speed tables to Normal Road (4-way Stop). Turn south = (left). The Church's driveway is just past the corner house on your left.   from Chicagp Southside/Westside, and suburbs, take I-290/I-88 (East-West Tollway) west to Peace Road (toll is $.40 exact only). If you haven't = been past Aurora in a while, you need to keep going! DeKalb is in the land of Elsewhere! :^) Turn north (right) and proceed to Pleasant Street (next traffic light past viaduct and airport). Turn west (left) and proceed to 7th Street (traffic light). Turn north (right) and proceed across = Sycamore Road, heeding of course the traffic light here! (SR 23). 7th becomes Hillcrest at this point. Continue thence to Normal, left and left into = the church driveway.   I will spare the info for people coming from the north = (Rockford/Belvidere) as most of them already know where DeKalb is! (If someone needs it, I = will provide) These routes if followed precisely, are unequivocally guaranteed =   to get you where you need to be, as they have been used successfully over the years by Yours Truly.   A festive repast (hors d'ouvres) will be served afterwards.   _________________________________________________________________ Stop worrying about overloading your inbox - get MSN Hotmail Extra = Storage! http://join.msn.com/?pgmarket=3Den-us&page=3Dhotmail/es2&ST=3D1/go/onm00200= 362ave/direct/01/