PipeChat Digest #4889 - Wednesday, November 10, 2004
 
Re: Norwegian harmonium
  by "Roy Redman" <rredman@imagin.net>
Re: Norwegian harmonium
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
OFF-TOPIC: thank you from Burgie and Bud
  by "Liquescent" <quilisma@cox.net>
Saturday evening worship in Charlotte--not really organic
  by <RMB10@aol.com>
how to open Sibelius files in Scorch (full-size)
  by "Liquescent" <quilisma@cox.net>
Re: Norwegian harmonium
  by "bobelms" <bobelms@westnet.com.au>
French harmoniums and harmonium music
  by "Liquescent" <quilisma@cox.net>
Glenda's suicide - NOT!
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
Re: Glenda's suicide - NOT!
  by "Liquescent" <quilisma@cox.net>
David James Leslie obit.
  by <SWF12262@aol.com>
last sunday's music
  by <SWF12262@aol.com>
correction re: David James Leslie obit.
  by "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@earthlink.net>
Re: French harmoniums and harmonium music
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@swbell.net>
Re: French harmoniums and harmonium music
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@swbell.net>
Music is available
  by "Stephen Best" <stevebest@usadatanet.net>
RE: French harmoniums and harmonium music
  by "Will Light" <will.light@btinternet.com>
RE: Glenda's suicide - NOT!
  by "Will Light" <will.light@btinternet.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Norwegian harmonium From: "Roy Redman" <rredman@imagin.net> Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2004 08:15:42 -0600   Both have reservoirs. The harmonium has a stop called Expression, which shuts the reservoir off and lets one play directly from the feeders. We restored a Debain harmonium from France, and then later a German harmonium. I was amazed that in most all respects they were identical. After a little research, I learned that Debain held the patents, and that most other builders worked under license from him. Roy Redman ----- Original Message -----=20 From: "Will Light" <will.light@btinternet.com> To: "'PipeChat'" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Monday, November 08, 2004 3:14 AM Subject: RE: Norwegian harmonium     > And I believe I'm right in saying that American reed organs (known here i= n > the UK simply as American Organs) have a reservoir for the wind- or rathe= r > vacuum supply whereas Harmoniums (Harmonia?) have no reservoir and therefore > only play when one pedal is moving downwards. They need much more skill i= n > pumping, because if one foot reaches the bottom before the other has started > downwards the sound stops- giving a rather halting wheezy rendition of th= e > music! > > Will Light > Coventry UK > > -----Original Message----- > From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of Roy > Redman > Sent: 08 November 2004 01:06 > To: PipeChat > Subject: Re: Norwegian harmonium > > Harmoniums play with pressure. American reed organs with vacuum. I have > restored both. Quite a different instrument. > Roy Redman > ----- Original Message -----=20 > From: "Liquescent" <quilisma@cox.net> > To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Sent: Sunday, November 07, 2004 4:54 PM > Subject: Norwegian harmonium > > > > Interesting that they were still being built that late ... or maybe not= .. > > > > I bought a small folding Estey reed organ new sometime in the 1950s ... > > I think they stopped making reed organs shortly thereafter. > > > > I DO remember seeing harmoniums in ITALIAN music catalogs in the 1960s, > > when I was ordering music for the Italian-language Mass at Holy Rosary > > in Cleveland. > > > > It's a shame that so many were discarded in the US ... unless they get > > rained on, they're virtually indestructible ... I used to tinker with > > them when I was in high school. My little one had rubberized cloth > > instead of leather for the bellows ... I didn't know how to work with > > leather; rubberized cloth was easy enough. I had a large one-manual > > Estey that I bought in the 1950s and sold in the 1990s; the rubberized > > cloth bellows were still in perfect condition. Of course, neither organ > > was played every Sunday for church. I don't know how well it would have > > held up under heavy use. > > > > In the old days, virtually every big old Roman Catholic church had a > > harmonium in the balcony, in addition to a pipe organ, in case of power > > failures, etc. > > > > Schantz built one interesting PIPE organ for The Church of the Gesu in > > Cleveland that had a reed organ in the console ... it played from the > > Choir manual, and the treadles folded down on either side of the > > expression pedals. I don't remember if it had the usual knee-swells or > not. > > > > Cheers, > > > > Bud > > > > > > > > Jarle Fagerheim wrote: > > > > > I don't know exactly when it was built -- probably in the 50's or 60's. > > > The builder is "Vestres Orgel- og Harmoniumfabrik" of Harams=F8y, Western > > > Norway. We already have a Vestres harmonium in our house bought by my > > > grandfather in 1959, and this one is identical except for the pedals and > > > electrical blower. Not very pretty furniture, but the sound is good > > > enough for me! When I get it installed I'll put some pictures and > > > stoplist on my homepage. Maybe even a recording... > > > > > > This pedal harmonium was originally owned by the school "Solborg > > > folkeh=F8gskole" in Stavanger, where my grandparents first met eachother. > > > They're both alive and may be able to give some information about it. > > > The school also had a 13-stop pipe organ which was recently sold to a > > > lady whom I don't know. Its builder was Andreas Landrog of Haugesund, > > > who worked in the shops of several US builders around 1900. > > > > > > - Jarle > > > http://jarle.moo.no > > > > > > BlueeyedBear@aol.com wrote: > > > > > >> can you tell us more about your new harmonium? when was it built, and > > >> by whom? what are the stops? do you have any photos of it yet? > > >> > > >> scot in spokane > > >> > > > > > > ****************************************************************** > > > "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" > > > PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topic= s > > > HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org > > > List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org > > > Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org > > > List-Subscribe: <mailto:pipechat-on@pipechat.org> > > > List-Digest: <mailto:pipechat-digest@pipechat.org> > > > List-Unsubscribe: <mailto:pipechat-off@pipechat.org> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > ****************************************************************** > > "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 > > List-Subscribe: <mailto:pipechat-on@pipechat.org> > > List-Digest: <mailto:pipechat-digest@pipechat.org> > > List-Unsubscribe: <mailto:pipechat-off@pipechat.org> > > > > > > > > > > > ****************************************************************** > "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 > List-Subscribe: <mailto:pipechat-on@pipechat.org> > List-Digest: <mailto:pipechat-digest@pipechat.org> > List-Unsubscribe: <mailto:pipechat-off@pipechat.org> > > > ****************************************************************** > "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 > List-Subscribe: <mailto:pipechat-on@pipechat.org> > List-Digest: <mailto:pipechat-digest@pipechat.org> > List-Unsubscribe: <mailto:pipechat-off@pipechat.org> > > >   >  
(back) Subject: Re: Norwegian harmonium From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2004 07:41:12 -0800 (PST)   Hello,   I haven't got embroiled in this conversation.   However, should Jarle need any advice about almost anything, I live very close to the very impressive collection of the Harmonium Museum run by Phil Fluke, and he is quite an expert.   I did once (apparently) play a magnificent French Harmonium complete with pedals and a terraced Cavaille-Coll type console. It had a big specification and sounded superb. Could it have been a Mustel?   The sad fate of this instrument resulted in it cluttering up an organ builder's workshop, and then being hacked to death and thrown out!   I don't suppose they would trash it nowadays, but at the time, harmoniums were not held in high regards.   At my school, we had a two manual and RCO pedal "Rushworth & Dreaper" harmonium, which looked impressive enough but didn't enjoy the best tonal qualities.   I came into contact with a similar instrument, which was owned by a local organist. He had attached a motor to it (suction?) and it looked very impressive in his living room. However, the "piece de resistance" were the large mint sweets he had stuck underneath each of the keyboards!   It thus had ten thumb-pistons to each manual, but alas, they didn't work!   Other than knowing of a particularly fine theatre organist (Simon Gledhill) who started out as a brilliant accordian player, that's about my total immersion in the strange world of free-reeds!   Oh no! I tell a lie.   The same organ builder who destroyed the Mustel (?) also took great delight in wrecking and discarding a beautiful sounding free-reed Clarionet rank made by Anneesens of Belgium.   I'm glad to report that the organ-builder concerned is no longer with us!   I wonder if Jarle knows that the earliest expressive divisions on German organs consisted of a box, in which were free-reed registers. The box had a lid, and thus it had some degree of expression......like a genial swarm of bees. They were extremely in vogue during the time of Vogel, but had the disadvantage of staying in perfect tune when the rest of the organ didn't!   Both Cavaille-Coll and Father Willis mis-spent their youth building and voicing harmoniums.   All's well that ends (and sounds) well!   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK       --- Roy Redman <rredman@imagin.net> wrote:   > Both have reservoirs. The harmonium has a stop > called Expression, which > shuts the reservoir off and lets one play directly > from the feeders. We > restored a Debain harmonium from France, and then > later a German harmonium. > I was amazed that in most all respects they were > identical. After a little > research, I learned that Debain held the patents, > and that most other > builders worked under license from him. > Roy Redman       __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Check out the new Yahoo! Front Page. www.yahoo.com    
(back) Subject: OFF-TOPIC: thank you from Burgie and Bud From: "Liquescent" <quilisma@cox.net> Date: Tue, 09 Nov 2004 09:52:16 -0800   Thank you all SO MUCH for all your help!!!   We're received a good number of anonymous donations ... I hope this reaches you (grin).   We're here, and there are at least PATHS to everything essential (chuckle). The new place is a lot nicer, quieter, AND cheaper.   My second-oldest foster son will be moving in with us on Dec. 2 to help take care of us, so we won't be by ourselves. I can't drive anymore, and Burgie is fast reaching that point, so it will be good to have someone who CAN in the household.   Once again, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!   Cheers,   Bud          
(back) Subject: Saturday evening worship in Charlotte--not really organic From: <RMB10@aol.com> Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2004 17:55:07 EST   This coming Saturday, November 13, 2004 at 7:00pm, Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 3301 Beatties Ford Rd., Charlotte, NC will be celebrating = the closing worship service of our 2004 Church Music Summit. The guest = preacher for this communion service will be the Reverend Doctor Linda Hollies of = Grand Rapids, MI. Music will be provided be a choir made up of conference attendees. The choir will be directed by Dr. Tony Leach of Penn State = University, Dr. Diane White, V. Michael McKay, Glenn Burleigh and Dr. James Abbington. We invite all who are in the area to come to this inspirational worship service! (and yes, I'll be on the organ!) The guest musicians will also augment the Friendship Baptist Church Choir =   for the Sunday morning worship services. The Church Music Summit is sponsored in part by a grant from the Calvin College Insitute for Worship Renewal. More information is available on = the website: _www.churchmusicsummit.net_ (http://www.churchmusicsummit.net) Monty Bennett Friendship Baptist Church Charlotte, NC  
(back) Subject: how to open Sibelius files in Scorch (full-size) From: "Liquescent" <quilisma@cox.net> Date: Tue, 09 Nov 2004 15:26:59 -0800   For those of you who have my CD and might be having trouble opening or printing Sibelius files in Scorch, thanks to Jim Stanley at Church of the Angels in Pasadena CA for this info:       If I recall correctly, you have to "Save as Scorch Web Page". This essentially creates an HTML (web page) file with an embedded reference to the Sibelius file inside it. Open your browser and drag the web page file into it. You should see the Scorch plugin inside it.       Cheers,       Bud      
(back) Subject: Re: Norwegian harmonium From: "bobelms" <bobelms@westnet.com.au> Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2004 07:59:21 +0800   It could have been but it may have been an Alexandre. A similar instrument =   was brought out to West Australia by Dom Moreno of the Benedictine = Monastery in New Norcia West Australia. After the Dom's death it was bought by the Kellerberrin Methodist Church where I played it a number of times. It was = a magnificent instrument with a wealth of stops. It even boasted a Celeste apparently with two ranks of beating reeds with a very nice stringy tone. = I don't know where it is now. The church replaced it with a Yamaha Electone. Bob Elms.   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2004 11:41 PM Subject: Re: Norwegian harmonium     > Hello, > > I haven't got embroiled in this conversation. > > However, should Jarle need any advice about almost > anything, I live very close to the very impressive > collection of the Harmonium Museum run by Phil Fluke, > and he is quite an expert. > > I did once (apparently) play a magnificent French > Harmonium complete with pedals and a terraced > Cavaille-Coll type console. It had a big specification > and sounded superb. Could it have been a Mustel? >    
(back) Subject: French harmoniums and harmonium music From: "Liquescent" <quilisma@cox.net> Date: Tue, 09 Nov 2004 16:56:47 -0800   Dupre mentions in his "Reminiscences" that Guilmant played the harmonium for his First Communion Mass ... there are some manuals-only pieces in the various Guilmant collections; is anybody aware of a collection of Guilmant harmonium music that I might have missed? Or is it more likely that Guilmant simply improvised?   Cheers,   Bud      
(back) Subject: Glenda's suicide - NOT! From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Tue, 09 Nov 2004 18:54:03 -0600   Dang it all, Dennis and Will, now you got me paranoid. I started to get in the car this morning, and there was Virgil Fox' "Come Sweetest Death" and William Bolcom's Preludes on "Rock of Ages" and "What a Friend We Have in Jesus". I thought, "Geez, that's evidence I must be suicidal. Can't have that lying around in the car if a bus runs me over." So rather than sort through the reams of organ music in the back seat, I toted half of it in the house and dumped it on the kitchen table. Then I thought, "There's the Mendelssohn book with 'Aus tiefer Not' running through the 3d Sonata, but I need that for practice this afternoon." And then there was that huge school bus blocking my path at the railroad crossing this morning.   My point is - doesn't God ever shake you up? Don't events ever start a train of thought, of self-evaluation, of reflection as to what's going on, of whether everything, including yourself, is on track? Do you ever realize that all the things on your agenda might not get accomplished, and that you need to change horses? Do your pre-conceived notions ever get a wake-up call? If not, then I'm worried about you.   Seriously, thanks for your concern. I really don't have time to schedule suicide any time soon, and would have to coordinate with all my friends' calendars to make sure they could attend the big organ concert and bash/drunken brawl afterward. Then there are the invitations and RSVPs, and who wants chicken and who wants shrimp. It's just going to have to wait. So don't rush things or put words in my mouth - I have enough trouble with that at work.   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com     Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com          
(back) Subject: Re: Glenda's suicide - NOT! From: "Liquescent" <quilisma@cox.net> Date: Tue, 09 Nov 2004 17:18:12 -0800   I understood EXACTLY what Glenda meant:   "We were meant for better things than THIS."   Like Glenda, my career has taken some STRANGE twists and turns; except for a happy eight years at Old St. Mary's RC in Cincinnati and a less happy six years at St. Matthew's Anglican Catholic Church in Newport Beach, CA, I've never achieved most of my hopes, dreams, and career goals.   Looking back on it at the end of my life, for the most part I'm not sorry I made the choices I did ... I fed a lot of hungry people and sheltered a lot of homeless people and took care of a lot of sick people in my years as a social worker, when I SHOULD have been working to advance my career in music ... but, as a result, I have a HUGE extended family, who are now taking care of ME.   Am I sorry?   No.   Wistful, maybe ... I'll never get to hear a choir sing all the lovely music I've written or transcribed since I retired (grin) ... I have to be content with Sibelius playback and a vivid imagination.   But that was the way I was raised ... an old-fashioned Dorothy Day / Catholic Worker anglo-catholic socialist. My choir and I would sing and play High Mass, and then shed our vestments and go take meals to shut-ins, or paint walls for senior citizens, 'cause that's what you DID if you were an old-fashioned anglo-catholic socialist.   I'm content.   HANG IN THERE, GLENDA!   HUGS!   Cheers,   Bud              
(back) Subject: David James Leslie obit. From: <SWF12262@aol.com> Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2004 21:38:26 EST   Dear Pipechatters, A number of you have recently had a lively discussion about Hammond = organs, so the following may be of some interest. The November issue of The = Diapason contains an obituary for David James Leslie, inventor of the eponymous speaker, on page 10. He died 2 September, at Altadena, CA, age 93. Steve Steven Weyand Folkers Director of Music St. Lambert Church Skokie, IL  
(back) Subject: last sunday's music From: <SWF12262@aol.com> Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2004 21:47:53 EST   St. Lambert RC, Skokie, IL Prelude: Es ist das Heil (composer unknown -- 80 Chorale Preludes, = Peters) [perhaps my all time favorite!] Processional: How Firm a Foundation (Foundation) Mass Ordinary: Sing Praise & Thanksgiving (J. Michael Joncas) Psalm and Gospel Acclamation: Respond & Acclaim (Owen Alstott) Offertory Anthem: Libera Me (Requiem, Gabriel Faure) Communion Hymn: Faith of Our Fathers (St. Catherine) Communion Anthem: Pie Jesu (Requiem, G. Faure) Recessional: The Kingdom of God (Laudate Dominum) Postlude: Fugue in D Minor (Johann Sebastian Bach -- played the Toccata last week, but the fugue itself is still too long -- literally ended up = playing in the dark to an empty church:(( ) Steve  
(back) Subject: correction re: David James Leslie obit. From: "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 09 Nov 2004 20:54:59 -0600   In the interests of accuracy, and to avoid undue confusion, I'd like to point out that the correct person is *Donald* James Leslie...   --Tim   At 08:38 PM 11/9/2004, you wrote: > The November issue of The Diapason contains an obituary for David James =   > Leslie    
(back) Subject: Re: French harmoniums and harmonium music From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@swbell.net> Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2004 21:21:23 -0600   I refer you to the complete opus list of Guilmant at http://home.hetnet.nl/~piet.bron/worktext.html It seems from this that there were indeed a few harmonium pieces. It = their catalog Schott & Co. lists   John Speller   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Liquescent" <quilisma@cox.net> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2004 6:56 PM Subject: French harmoniums and harmonium music     > Dupre mentions in his "Reminiscences" that Guilmant played the harmonium > for his First Communion Mass ... there are some manuals-only pieces in > the various Guilmant collections; is anybody aware of a collection of > Guilmant harmonium music that I might have missed? Or is it more likely > that Guilmant simply improvised?      
(back) Subject: Re: French harmoniums and harmonium music From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@swbell.net> Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2004 21:26:10 -0600   Sorry, that one somehow escaped before I had finished it. I had meant to add:   In their catalog Schott & Co. list a Guilmant Harmonium Album edited by Hassenstein, which is presumably a compilation of some of the harmonium pieces from the aforementioned opus list.   John.   ----- Original Message ----- From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@swbell.net> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2004 9:21 PM Subject: Re: French harmoniums and harmonium music     > I refer you to the complete opus list of Guilmant at > http://home.hetnet.nl/~piet.bron/worktext.html > It seems from this that there were indeed a few harmonium pieces. It their > catalog Schott & Co. lists > > John Speller > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Liquescent" <quilisma@cox.net> > To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2004 6:56 PM > Subject: French harmoniums and harmonium music > > > > Dupre mentions in his "Reminiscences" that Guilmant played the = harmonium > > for his First Communion Mass ... there are some manuals-only pieces in > > the various Guilmant collections; is anybody aware of a collection of > > Guilmant harmonium music that I might have missed? Or is it more = likely > > that Guilmant simply improvised? >      
(back) Subject: Music is available From: "Stephen Best" <stevebest@usadatanet.net> Date: Tue, 09 Nov 2004 22:40:34 -0500   Hi everyone,   Following Jonathan Orwig's posting of mp3's of two of my organ trumpet tunes, some of you asked where the music could be purchased. I'm happy to let you know that my "Three Festive Pieces" are now available through Evensong Music at http://www.evensongmusic.net/bestorgan.html. Mp3's of the first two pieces are on the same website. The third piece, "Westminster Trumpet Tune," is loosely based on the Westminster chime melody and has not yet been recorded. All three pieces are easily accessible to just about any organist. Music may be purchased directly through the website using a credit card.   Steve Best in Utica, NY        
(back) Subject: RE: French harmoniums and harmonium music From: "Will Light" <will.light@btinternet.com> Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2004 09:09:24 -0000   There is a website somewhere with a load of mp3s or MIDI files of = Harmonium Pieces by Karg Elert. I'll see if I can find it and post the address. I tried to notate some of them, but they didn't come out very sensibly and I abandoned that project.   Will Light Coventry UK   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of Liquescent Sent: 10 November 2004 00:57 To: PipeChat Subject: French harmoniums and harmonium music   Dupre mentions in his "Reminiscences" that Guilmant played the harmonium for his First Communion Mass ... there are some manuals-only pieces in the various Guilmant collections; is anybody aware of a collection of Guilmant harmonium music that I might have missed? Or is it more likely that Guilmant simply improvised?   Cheers,   Bud       ****************************************************************** "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 List-Subscribe: <mailto:pipechat-on@pipechat.org> List-Digest: <mailto:pipechat-digest@pipechat.org> List-Unsubscribe: <mailto:pipechat-off@pipechat.org>    
(back) Subject: RE: Glenda's suicide - NOT! From: "Will Light" <will.light@btinternet.com> Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2004 09:21:17 -0000   Whoops! Sorry Glenda - I wasn't really trying to convince you that you = were suicidal in any way. From what I know of you, you have too great a sense = of humour to allow yourself to be driven in that direction. Having said = that though, everyone can allow pressures to build up sometimes, and then = needs to re-evaluate priorities and future paths. That's why I decided to retire early- I was doing the equivalent of = three people's work and getting no appreciation whatsoever- rather the reverse really, because although I was "coping" I was having to take short cuts = and leave some things undone. So I made the decision and stuck to it- the = school hired three people to replace me and I now have a life expectancy of = around 20 odd years rather than 18 months! So I would say, open yourself up to ALL of the future possibilities, consider them carefully and prayerfully, and then go for it- after all = Him Upstairs is in charge!   Will Light Coventry UK   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of Glenda Sent: 10 November 2004 00:54 To: 'PipeChat' Subject: Glenda's suicide - NOT!   Dang it all, Dennis and Will, now you got me paranoid. I started to get in the car this morning, and there was Virgil Fox' "Come Sweetest Death" and William Bolcom's Preludes on "Rock of Ages" and "What a Friend We Have in Jesus". I thought, "Geez, that's evidence I must be suicidal. Can't have that lying around in the car if a bus runs me over." So rather than sort through the reams of organ music in the back seat, I toted half of it in the house and dumped it on the kitchen table. Then I thought, "There's the Mendelssohn book with 'Aus tiefer Not' running through the 3d Sonata, but I need that for practice this afternoon." And then there was that huge school bus blocking my path at the railroad crossing this morning.   My point is - doesn't God ever shake you up? Don't events ever start a train of thought, of self-evaluation, of reflection as to what's going on, of whether everything, including yourself, is on track? Do you ever realize that all the things on your agenda might not get accomplished, and that you need to change horses? Do your pre-conceived notions ever get a wake-up call? If not, then I'm worried about you.   Seriously, thanks for your concern. I really don't have time to schedule suicide any time soon, and would have to coordinate with all my friends' calendars to make sure they could attend the big organ concert and bash/drunken brawl afterward. Then there are the invitations and RSVPs, and who wants chicken and who wants shrimp. It's just going to have to wait. So don't rush things or put words in my mouth - I have enough trouble with that at work.   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com     Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com           ****************************************************************** "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 List-Subscribe: <mailto:pipechat-on@pipechat.org> List-Digest: <mailto:pipechat-digest@pipechat.org> List-Unsubscribe: <mailto:pipechat-off@pipechat.org>