PipeChat Digest #4826 - Friday, October 15, 2004
 
Re: Speaking of Short Postludes
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Speaking of Short Postludes
  by <DERREINETOR@aol.com>
Re: Speaking of Short Postludes
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
RE: vester catalog
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
Taco Bell Canon
  by "Keith Zimmerman" <kwzimmerman@alltel.net>
Re: Short Postludes
  by "Emily Adams" <eadams@cinci.rr.com>
Re: Taco Bell Canon
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Short Postludes
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Flashy short postludes?
  by <OMusic@aol.com>
Postludes
  by <SWF12262@aol.com>
Re: Short Postludes
  by "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com>
Re: Taco Bell Cannon
  by "Harry Grove" <musicman@cottagemusic.co.uk>
Re: Taco Bell Cannon
  by "Harry Grove" <musicman@cottagemusic.co.uk>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Speaking of Short Postludes From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 19:19:32 -0400   On 10/14/04 6:32 PM, "DERREINETOR@aol.com" <DERREINETOR@aol.com> wrote:   > Shamlessly self-promoting my own compositions, > > Bill H   Nothing wrong with that! Keep it up.   Alan  
(back) Subject: Re: Speaking of Short Postludes From: <DERREINETOR@aol.com> Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 19:22:33 EDT   Dear List,   To avoid confusion, I should point out that the "William Harris" of the "Miniatures for Organ" in my recent post is ME, William Harris of St. = John's, Bowdoin St., and NOT the (rather) late Anglican composer.   Pax, Bill H SJE Boston  
(back) Subject: Re: Speaking of Short Postludes From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 19:44:15 -0400   On 10/14/04 7:22 PM, "DERREINETOR@aol.com" <DERREINETOR@aol.com> wrote:   > I should point out that the "William Harris" of the "Miniatures for Organ= " in > my recent post is ME,   Fine. That=B9s the way I took it.   Alan  
(back) Subject: RE: vester catalog From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 18:53:43 -0500   I just threw it out last week, Scot. You waited just a wee bit too long.   Thanks, Darryl, for identifying where Jim is now. I had wondered about him a lot - may look him up.   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of BlueeyedBear@aol.com   strange question here...=A0 but does ANYBODY happen to have a copy of = one of the last organ music catalogs put out by vester music in nashville before they went out of business in the late 1990s?=A0 anybody at = all?=A0 please???          
(back) Subject: Taco Bell Canon From: "Keith Zimmerman" <kwzimmerman@alltel.net> Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 21:00:35 -0400   Believe it or not, a friend and I played for the wedding of a friend of = his. I played organ and he was on piano. I think we played appropriate prenuptual music. But . . . for the processional, they played a CD of the Pachelbel Canon. I think it was straight from the soundtrack of "Ordinary People" because the ocean waves from the movie were audible in the background. Fortunately, the CD lasted just long enough for the entire wedding party to get into place.   The young pianist and I thought it was incredibly tacky. Even more tacky was the $25 each that we were paid.   A couple years later, the bride's sister had us play for her wedding. = She, too, used the CD of the Pachelbel Canon for her processional. We got our whopping $25 checks for this one too.   Sometimes one simply has to shake one's head.   Keith      
(back) Subject: Re: Short Postludes From: "Emily Adams" <eadams@cinci.rr.com> Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 21:49:09 -0400   I don't think anybody has mentioned June Nixon's Organ Miniatures, which I use almost every week for something--I chop some up to use as hymn intros = or codas, combine them with somebody else's alternate harmonizations to = create a prelude, or use one by itself as a postlude. More info available at http://www.di-arezzo.com/uk/detail_notice?prov=3Dvar&no_notice=3DRXMAY0423&= aff=3Dscores although I know nothing about that specific site and ordered my copy = through OHS.   There's no custom of listening to the postlude on the part of my congregation, and I can make them extremely brief, although I want to play =   something decent (a) just in case anybody is paying attention and (b) for = my own enjoyment. The Nixon pieces fit the bill nicely.    
(back) Subject: Re: Taco Bell Canon From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 22:01:10 -0400   On 10/14/04 9:00 PM, "Keith Zimmerman" <kwzimmerman@alltel.net> wrote:   > But . . . for the processional, they played a CD .   Well, you can almost count on it. Class (or its lack) shows.   Alan    
(back) Subject: Re: Short Postludes From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 22:08:39 -0400   On 10/14/04 9:49 PM, "Emily Adams" <eadams@cinci.rr.com> wrote:   > I want to play something decent (a) just in case anybody is paying attent= ion > and (b) for my own enjoyment.   Three cheers for you, Emily. Our organist always does a full postlude. He knows that we few "groupies" are right there enjoying it. We don't applaud (thinking that's hokey), but fairly often OTHERS (tourists) who've hung around DO, and then we join them.   He blushes, of course, and then engages in major conversation with anyone who=B9s inclined thusly. It really is SUCH fun!   Alan  
(back) Subject: Re: Flashy short postludes? From: <OMusic@aol.com> Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 23:53:55 EDT   How about the Pachelbel Toccata in Eminor?  
(back) Subject: Postludes From: <SWF12262@aol.com> Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2004 00:10:11 EDT   Regarding the search for short postludes, try After the Last Verse by Malcolm Archer. This collection of brief improvisations on some 200 hymn = tunes is a great starting point for further improvisation. I think most are only about 16 measures in length, but most can be repeated in whole or in part = to very good effect. A very useful book! Steve Folkers St. Lambert Church Skokie, IL  
(back) Subject: Re: Short Postludes From: "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 21:12:10 -0700 (PDT)     Emily,   It''s nice to see someone else who finds Meyhew collections useful. Some = think that they are manuals-only, but they do have a wealth of very useful = and fresh service music, mostly on three staves.   Short and Easy Collection is nice to toss up for quick stuff (offertories, = shorter postludes, music to cover action). It contains stuff like a few of = the Guilmant l'Organist Practique pieces.   FWIW   Desiree'       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!? vote.yahoo.com - Register online to vote today!
(back) Subject: Re: Taco Bell Cannon From: "Harry Grove" <musicman@cottagemusic.co.uk> Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2004 05:54:29 +0100   Well, yes; wow !   Your 'contemporary' choir is very ............................ = Contemporary!   Harry Grove [a.k.a. a 'gob-smacked' musicman]   ___________________________________________________________________________= __     ----- Original Message ----- From: "Beau Surratt" <Beau.Surratt@theatreorgans.com> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2004 2:23 PM Subject: Re: Taco Bell Cannon (snip) All Saints Episcopal Church in Chicago, a very intersting place that is hard to describe - take a look at http://www.allsaintschicago.org      
(back) Subject: Re: Taco Bell Cannon From: "Harry Grove" <musicman@cottagemusic.co.uk> Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2004 06:09:01 +0100   I've enjoyed reading the good musical judgements being expressed about = it being a 'string' piece and the problems of identifying the various = interweaving elements when performed using a keyboard, I have always = kept the registration quite simple and restrained (by my standards). [Restrained =3D 8' + 4', or 8' + 2' ............ using this scheme = usually results in the bride changing her mind, because=20 1.. it doesn't sound like the CD she had heard in the car on the way = there 2.. it isn't 'showy' enough for "her" procession Having heard it played s - l - o - w - l - y by some, and quickly by = others, and still not overly-enjoying it, either way; have you thought = of varying the tempii when it changes character (& registration) ? Anything to relieve the boredom.   I did use it as part of a Post-Grad project with a high-school brass = ensemble (hoping that they hadn't heard it before) by playing the pedal = theme and asking them to improvise counter-melodies, which we then = worked on together (harmonising & arranging) to produce a completely = 'new' piece. We all thought it was an improvement. And I got the award.   Harry Grove [a.k.a. a cunning little musicman]   -------------------------------------------------------------------------= -------   ----- Original Message -----=20 From: Shirley=20 To: organchat@yahoogroups.com ; pipeChat=20 Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2004 2:15 PM Subject: Taco Bell Cannon     The bride wants the Pachelbel Canon in D for the procession of the = wedding party. What do you think? Is it appropriate? If so, how do you = handle it, tempo and registration-wise?     --Shirley