PipeChat Digest #4500 - Friday, May 14, 2004
 
Bud's Post on Small Organs
  by "First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois" <kzrev@rr1.net>
St. Paul's Cathedral, Worcester MA
  by "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com>
Composer dates needed
  by "Patricia/Thomas Gregory" <tgregory@speeddial.net>
Re: Composer dates needed
  by <ContraReed@aol.com>
Re: Composer dates needed
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Composer dates needed
  by "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu>
URGENT REQUEST
  by <ProOrgo53@aol.com>
Alec Rowley Music Received!
  by <ProOrgo53@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Bud's Post on Small Organs From: "First Christian Church of Casey, Illinois" <kzrev@rr1.net> Date: Thu, 13 May 2004 09:53:17 -0500   Bud said: My test of a good organ, large or small, is if you can listen to individual stops (particularly the Great 8' Principal) for hours without becoming tired of it   Bud---this is absolutely spot on! What an excellent, cogent and lucid analysis. In my opinion, one of your best posts in the couple of years I've been on pipe chat! Kudos to you!   Dennis Steckley   Ain't No Tagline Here!        
(back) Subject: St. Paul's Cathedral, Worcester MA From: "Judy A. Ollikkala" <71431.2534@compuserve.com> Date: Thu, 13 May 2004 10:56:12 -0400   St Paul's Cathedral, Worcester June 7-13 2004 St Paul's Music Festival   June 7th 7pm Organ Concert by Sean Redrow   June 8th 7pm The LaBarre Family Singers with Ian Watson piano   June 9th 7pm Mozart and Schubert including The Shepherd on the Rock with Brenda McDonald, soprano, Peter Sulski viola, Chester Brezniak clarinet and Ian Watson piano   June 10th 7pm Maria Ferrante soprano and Ian Watson piano   June 11th 7pm The Grammy Award-winning Phoenix Boys Choir   June 12th 7pm Wine Cheese and Mozart   June 13th 4pm St Paul's Cathedral Choir and Choral Arts Society of Worcester conducted by Ian Watson     ADMISSION FREE to all events   ALSO Thursday May 20 at St. Paul's Cathedral Ian Watson, organ, Messiaen "L'Ascension" at 7:30pm Free   Submitted by Judy Ollikkala  
(back) Subject: Composer dates needed From: "Patricia/Thomas Gregory" <tgregory@speeddial.net> Date: Thu, 13 May 2004 10:58:23 -0500   Greetings:   I am giving a recital at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee WI on May 21 @ 7:00. Donations from this program will go = towards the restoration of the three manual/five division 1960's Casavant.   I am closing the program with a toccata by R. Evan Copley: "Choral = Toccata on Lasst Uns Erfreuen".   Can anyone supply me with the composer's birthdate? (The toccata was published in 1965 by Gray).   Thanks in advance.   Tom Gregory -- Thomas and Patricia Gregory 716 West College Avenue Waukesha WI USA 53186-4569  
(back) Subject: Re: Composer dates needed From: <ContraReed@aol.com> Date: Thu, 13 May 2004 12:40:17 -0400   In a message dated 5/13/2004 11:58:23 AM Eastern Daylight Time, = tgregory@speeddial.net writes:   > I am closing the program with a toccata by R. Evan Copley: "Choral = Toccata > on Lasst Uns Erfreuen". > > Can anyone supply me with the composer's birthdate? (The > toccata was > published in 1965 by Gray).   The first thing I do in a case like this is to 'google' his name. If I = can't can't find any information (or contact info) there, I call the = publisher. They usually have information like available.  
(back) Subject: Re: Composer dates needed From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 13 May 2004 12:48:24 -0400   On 5/13/04 12:40 PM, "ContraReed@aol.com" <ContraReed@aol.com> wrote:   > The first thing I do in a case like this is to 'google' his name. If I = can't > can't find any information (or contact info) there, I call the = publisher. > They usually have information like available.   Me too. Did step #1 with REC; tried hard, but no luck on any remotely personal data. Noticed he's been published by Augsburg, Abingdon, and others. Also a bunch of academic connections. I'd try Augsburg first. . = .. ..   Alan    
(back) Subject: Re: Composer dates needed From: "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu> Date: Thu, 13 May 2004 13:29:42 -0400   1930, according to John Henderson's _A Dictionary of Composers for Organ_.     Randy Runyon Music Director Zion Lutheran Church Hamilton, Ohio runyonr@muohio.edu         on 5/13/04 11:58 AM, Patricia/Thomas Gregory at tgregory@speeddial.net wrote:   > Greetings: > > I am giving a recital at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Wisconsin Ave., > Milwaukee WI on May 21 @ 7:00. Donations from this program will go = towards > the restoration of the three manual/five division 1960's Casavant. > > I am closing the program with a toccata by R. Evan Copley: "Choral = Toccata > on Lasst Uns Erfreuen". > > Can anyone supply me with the composer's birthdate? (The toccata was > published in 1965 by Gray). > > Thanks in advance. > > Tom Gregory > -- > Thomas and Patricia Gregory > 716 West College Avenue > Waukesha WI USA > 53186-4569 > "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: URGENT REQUEST From: <ProOrgo53@aol.com> Date: Thu, 13 May 2004 15:24:15 -0400     Urgently need faxed copy of (out of print) BENEDICTUS by Alec Rowley = today.   Please contact me at drider@graceland.edu immediately (Thursday afternoon) = if you have a copy and are willing to fax a copy to me.   This music, because of its special qualities AND the "I bring calm. I = bring refreshment and peace" (paraphrasing) has been requested for a = School of Nursing graduation/pinning ceremony tomorrow night. I've loaned = my copy and had forgotten that I had.   Many thanks! Dale G. Rider Independence, MO   drider@graceland.edu        
(back) Subject: Alec Rowley Music Received! From: <ProOrgo53@aol.com> Date: Thu, 13 May 2004 18:19:47 -0400   Thank you, so much, for your very kind offers =E2=80=93 and prompt = responses =E2=80=93 to my plea for a copy of "Benedictus," - Alec = Rowley=E2=80=99s wonderful organ piece.   Kevin Walters of Rye Presbyterian Church, Westchester County, New York, = faxed a copy this afternoon. I was so heartened with thanksgiving that I = took occasion to phone him directly to express my appreciation.   From our brief, but jolly conversation came this information, of high = interest (to me, at least):   When I commented about the beautiful cover art of Novello=E2=80=99s = publication, Mr. Walters told me that this copy had come to him by way of = his friend (and colleague of us all in church music), Jack Ossewarde. = J.O.=E2=80=99s copy came into his possession by way of David McKay = Williams. who said one day, many years ago, =E2=80=9CWould you like to = come over and take a look at some of this . . . organ music? At my age, = I=E2=80=99ll very likely not be playing much of it again.=E2=80=9D Much = later, J.O. gave a huge pile of music to Mr. Walters.   A little additional information about my particular history with this = special music:   I came to know of it because of the 1960=E2=80=99s (first era) radio = broadcasts from Independence, Missouri of THE AUDITORIUM ORGAN, Bethel = Knoche, Organist. Mrs. Knoche was the first Principal Organist of the = (then) Reorganized CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST of Latter Day Saints World = Headquarters, now Community of Christ (2000 name change). She programmed = the Rowley Benedictus many times on her recorded-broadcast recitals. I was = very moved by this music 40 years ago and am profoundly blessed by it = still today.   On my first day as newly appointed graduate teaching assistant in Organ = Performance at Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio, in September = 1971, Professor Elmer Blackmer presided at the Weaver Chapel Reuter Organ = for daily chapel. His prelude was none other than Alec Rowley=E2=80=99s = Benedictus.   Surely this =E2=80=98anointed=E2=80=99 music does as C. Rossetti=E2=80=99s = quotation beneath the title indicates:   =E2=80=9CI bring refreshment. I bring ease and calm.=E2=80=9D   In my work through the years as organist for worship services, recitals = and weddings, the Rowley piece has given ample opportunity for GOD to do = what GOD does best: reach out and touch humankind in special (sometimes = unexpected) ways, encouraging and giving us hope, challenges and = opportunities to help one another.   Soli Deo Gloria!   Dale G. Rider, MSM, CAGO Independence, Missouri ProOrgo53@aol.com drider@graceland.edu