PipeChat Digest #4758 - Saturday, September 11, 2004
Re: Being Happy in Your Church
  by <Georgewbayley@aol.com>
Re: Colin's favorite trips
  by <gdeboer@bluemarble.net>
Ren=E9 L. Becker
  by "Robert Lind" <lindr@core.com>

(back) Subject: Re: Being Happy in Your Church From: <Georgewbayley@aol.com> Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2004 23:12:17 EDT   10 September 2004   Folks.   A good place to retire is in southern Delaware near Lewes and Rehoboth. Houses in those two cities range from $500,000.00 and up but in Sussex = County a few miles inland, one can buy a good house for just under $150,000.00. If you = are willing to buy a manufactured home on your lot, then the total cost for a = new house is closer to $100,000.00. Real estate taxes are dirt cheap and, best = of all, there is no sales tax. State taxes are low.   There are plenty of subbing opportunities and there is good music, particularly in Lewes, but Wilmington is only 90 minutes away and = Philadelphia is two hours away. Washington, DC and Baltimore are just 2 1/2 to 3 hours away depending on traffic.   Southern Delaware is very near to where the action is, but it is off the = main north-south corridor.   George   George W. Bayley Director of Music St. Peter's Episcopal Church P. O. Box 464 Lewes, Delaware 19958-0464  
(back) Subject: Re: Colin's favorite trips From: <gdeboer@bluemarble.net> Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2004 22:23:12 -0500   Here is a link to the organ Colin was so enthused over. Groningen Martinikerk - Schnitger www.orgelsite.nl/kerken26/groningen.htm This is but one out of hundreds throughout this land.   Enjoy Gary       Re  
(back) Subject: Ren=E9 L. Becker From: "Robert Lind" <lindr@core.com> Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2004 23:05:35 -0500   I listened to Pipedreams this evening and was pleased to hear Becker's Sonata No. 1--particularly the outer movements. I'm curious if anyone owns the sheet music to this or his other sonatas.   Although not sure what I may have overlooked, I think I merely own one = small collection of his, and it doesn't appear in either John Henderson's or = Klaus Beckmann's compendia:   Twelve Compositions for Organ, Op. 16, published by Stark Music Ptg. and Pub. Co., St. Louis, Mo. (interesting to see this abbreviation for the = state used so long ago), =A9 1908 by Becker himself. My copy has a pencil inscription on the front cover to someone whose name I can't read "With Compliments from the Composer." The work is "Respectfully Dedicated to = Rev. E. J. Lemkes, Pastor of St. Barbara's Church, Saint Louis, Missouri." Perhaps this cleric was the first to hire Becker as a church organist.   The volume contains a Prelude, a March (for a Nuptial Ceremony), a = Postlude, and 9 very short interludes in between these 3 larger pieces.   Bob Lind