PipeChat Digest #4761 - Sunday, September 12, 2004
 
Re: Programming
  by "Emily Adams" <eadams@cinci.rr.com>
A rank of Giraffes
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: Programming
  by "littlebayus@yahoo.com" <littlebayus@yahoo.com>
Re: A rank of Giraffes
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@swbell.net>
Re: NYC Mormon Center Pipe Organ
  by "F. Richard Burt" <effarbee@verizon.net>
RE: A rank of Giraffes
  by "Sam Vause" <vause@cox.net>
Re: OFF-TOPIC: delete if not interested -- housing and hate groups
  by <BlueeyedBear@aol.com>
shutter mechanisms again
  by <BlueeyedBear@aol.com>
Re: NYC Mormon Center Pipe Organ
  by "Andy Lawrence" <andy@ablorgans.com>
Re: shutter mechanisms again
  by "Roy Redman" <rredman@imagin.net>
Re: NYC Mormon Center Pipe Organ
  by "bnorth" <bnorth@intergate.ca>
Re: A rank of Giraffes
  by "Robert Ehrhardt" <r_ehrh@bellsouth.net>
Re: NYC Mormon Center Pipe Organ
  by "F. Richard Burt" <effarbee@verizon.net>
Re: Pipe/digital combinations
  by "John Foss" <harkat@kat.forthnet.gr>
Re: A rank of Giraffes
  by "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org>
"Zoo" question
  by <Miltronix2004@wmconnect.com>
Re: "Zoo" question
  by "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu>
Re: "Zoo" question
  by <ProOrgo53@aol.com>
RE: "Zoo" question
  by "Sam Vause" <vause@cox.net>
RE: "Zoo" question
  by "Michael David" <michaelandmaggy@earthlink.net>
Re: "Zoo" question
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca>
Re: "Zoo" question
  by "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu>
Re: "Zoo" question
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: "Zoo" question
  by "Liquescent" <quilisma@cox.net>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Programming From: "Emily Adams" <eadams@cinci.rr.com> Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2004 07:36:58 -0400   Morton Belcher said: "One of the nicest notes I got was from a neighbor = who complimented me for playing familiar hymns at her mother's funeral... I = was so happy to receive that note, because it was one of the first funerals I had ever played for..."   I played for my very first funeral just a month or so ago. (As an aside, = I'd sure like to get more funeral work but around here it seems very hard to come by. Has anyone had success marketing their services to funeral = homes?) The family of the deceased had requested a number of familiar hymns be incorporated into the prelude. They weren't all of the quiet, = contemplative type (think Onward, Christian Soldiers) and I didn't play them that way, although I did try for consistently solemn and dignified <g>.   I had several people come up afterwards and say it was good to hear something besides the "sad" music that is usually the norm at funerals. I assume they meant soft and tremoloed.    
(back) Subject: A rank of Giraffes From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2004 05:46:13 -0700 (PDT)   Hello,   Never mind about organs Sebastian!   I came across a whole plague of Giraffes in the zoo at Rotterdam, and very attractive they were too...spotted metal never looked this good.   Knowing that Sebastian had a deep and meaningful relationship with such a creature some years ago, I took a photograph of five of them side by side.....almost a whole "rank."   A rank of giraffes...I like that!   I'm not suprised they're almost silent by the way, with those reverse cone resonators of extraordinary length, with tiny openings at the top and long ears for regulation.   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK   --- TubaMagna@aol.com wrote:   > Voicing and tonal finishing have commenced on > the new organ for the New > York Stake Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of > Latter-Day Saints. >     __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Mail - You care about security. So do we. http://promotions.yahoo.com/new_mail  
(back) Subject: Re: Programming From: "littlebayus@yahoo.com" <littlebayus@yahoo.com> Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2004 06:44:04 -0700 (PDT)     --- Emily Adams <eadams@cinci.rr.com> wrote:   > Morton Belcher said: "One of the nicest notes I got > was from a neighbor who > complimented me for playing familiar hymns at her > mother's funeral... I was > so happy to receive that note, because it was one of > the first funerals I > had ever played for..."   =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D   Greetings to all...   Upon recollection, some of the hymns I played were:   A Mighty Fortress is our God Oh God Our Help in Ages Past The King of Love My Shepherd Is (St. Columba tune) Abide with Me, Fast Falls the Eventide...   This funeral was more than two decades ago (I think in 1961)... forgive me that I can't remember all the hymns... I do remember that I tried to "solo" out the melody on at least one verse...   I had hoped that the hymns (intersperced with other quiet preludes) would be inspiring... and judging from the note I received and from what the daughter told me orally, the hymns were both inspiring and comforting to her at that time...   At the last funeral I played (about a month ago), our rector asked me to play "How Great Thou Art" on our piano as the congregation took communion, since the deceased woman (about 90+ years old, by the way) played the piano... I played it once through as written in the hymnal... the second time through playing the melody in chords an octave higher (with chords at a lower register during the rests)--- for the next verse I tried my best to "Solo" the melody in a lower octave (I guess you might call it the "baritone" octave)... Again, after the funeral, when the deceased's daughter found out that I was the one playing the piano during communion,(and on the organ for the rest of the service) she told me how much she appreciated me playing... It seems that the daughter and I went to the same high school... she was a majorette, and I was a band member...   Oh, and, um, yes, I've also been complimented by the son of a deceased... I hasten to add that compliments have come from both ladies and gentlemen re my playing at funerals (as well as other services)...   And I hope all of you will be complimented for your musical contributions... even if it is just a kindly look by someone who mouths a sincere "thank you so much..."       Best wishes to all...     Morton Belcher fellow list member...     =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D > > I played for my very first funeral just a month or > so ago. (As an aside, I'd > sure like to get more funeral work but around here > it seems very hard to > come by. Has anyone had success marketing their > services to funeral homes?)   =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D P. S.:     Hi, Emily,     Where are you located? You have brought up a good topic... how to let funeral homes know that you are available...   The late Edna Row, who was organist for the Virginia Episcopal Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia for about 22 years, played at a funeral home rather regularly, so I'm told... but I never did ask her how she got that position... Perhaps others on the list will give us some suggestions...     =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D   > The family of the deceased had requested a number of > familiar hymns be > incorporated into the prelude. They weren't all of > the quiet, contemplative > type (think Onward, Christian Soldiers) and I didn't > play them that way, > although I did try for consistently solemn and > dignified <g>. > > I had several people come up afterwards and say it > was good to hear > something besides the "sad" music that is usually > the norm at funerals. I > assume they meant soft and tremoloed.   =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D P. P. S.   I'm so glad that you too were complimented for your musical contribution at that funeral...   Not all music is that soft...   I think of President Dwight Eisenhower's funeral... the first hymn was "The Palms" and I think the last hymn was "Onward, Christian Soldiers..."   At my church we have not sung "Onward, Christian Soldiers" very often since the Vietnam Conflict...   Ladies and Gentlemen of the list:     Upon what occasions could this hymn be sung? And do you think it is O. K. to start singing it again?     =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D     _______________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Shop for Back-to-School deals on Yahoo! Shopping. http://shopping.yahoo.com/backtoschool  
(back) Subject: Re: A rank of Giraffes From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@swbell.net> Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2004 08:52:12 -0500   Talking of giraffes, was it not at Liverpool Street station a year or two ago that they apologized for the late running of a train owing to a = giraffe having become entangled in the overhead wires? Perhaps there are perils = in having them in organ chambers too. Is it possible to miter them if there = is limited headroom in the chamber?   John Speller   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Sunday, September 12, 2004 7:46 AM Subject: A rank of Giraffes     > Hello, > > Never mind about organs Sebastian! > > I came across a whole plague of Giraffes in the zoo at > Rotterdam, and very attractive they were too...spotted > metal never looked this good. > > Knowing that Sebastian had a deep and meaningful > relationship with such a creature some years ago, I > took a photograph of five of them side by > side.....almost a whole "rank." > > A rank of giraffes...I like that! > > I'm not suprised they're almost silent by the way, > with those reverse cone resonators of extraordinary > length, with tiny openings at the top and long ears > for regulation. > > Regards, > > Colin Mitchell UK > > --- TubaMagna@aol.com wrote: > > > Voicing and tonal finishing have commenced on > > the new organ for the New > > York Stake Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of > > Latter-Day Saints. >      
(back) Subject: Re: NYC Mormon Center Pipe Organ From: "F. Richard Burt" <effarbee@verizon.net> Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2004 09:49:41 -0600   Hello, Seb: Just where do we find the pictures of the New York Stake Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints? Going to http://www.glucknewyork.com/ provides us with a picture of The Alexander Chapel, which was built for the 1892 South Wing of First Presbyterian Church, etc. . .     Appreciatively, F. Richard Burt       ..      
(back) Subject: RE: A rank of Giraffes From: "Sam Vause" <vause@cox.net> Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2004 08:32:02 -0700   Yes, mitering is possible but the rank is such a trouble in the first place. They're just beastly to keep in tune, and there can be heck to pay if the regulator goes awry--the pressure keeps building, and there's a real mess to deal with! --sam   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of John L. Speller Sent: Sunday, September 12, 2004 6:52 AM To: PipeChat Subject: Re: A rank of Giraffes   Talking of giraffes, was it not at Liverpool Street station a year or two ago that they apologized for the late running of a train owing to a giraffe having become entangled in the overhead wires? Perhaps there are perils in having them in organ chambers too. Is it possible to miter them if there is limited headroom in the chamber? ...    
(back) Subject: Re: OFF-TOPIC: delete if not interested -- housing and hate groups From: <BlueeyedBear@aol.com> Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2004 11:46:25 EDT   In a message dated 9/11/04 9:14:39 PM Pacific Daylight Time, = quilisma@cox.net writes:   > I'm rather surprised there aren't more in Idaho, given the number of > white supremacists and militia types who have settled there in recent = years.   idaho has an unfair reputation due to the actions of richard butler, = founder of aryan nations. he moved from southern california to northern idaho in hopes of finding more followers there. his tactic didn't work as he = expected. in truth, idaho has more stringent hate crime laws than any other state, and = has a surprisingly diverse population.   richard butler died a few days ago and the spokane spokesman-review = newspaper has had numerous articles about him since his death. it seems his own = family will not allow any aryan nations members at the funeral.   scot in spokane  
(back) Subject: shutter mechanisms again From: <BlueeyedBear@aol.com> Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2004 11:48:05 EDT   btw, this e-mail was meant to spark a conversation on the subject:   with regards to shutter mechanisms, which do you prefer -- the type that=20 opens all the shutters incrementally at the same time, or the type that comp= letely=20 opens one or two shutters at a time?=A0 and why?  
(back) Subject: Re: NYC Mormon Center Pipe Organ From: "Andy Lawrence" <andy@ablorgans.com> Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2004 11:45:51 -0500   As per Seb's post, click on "instruments" and then "current projects" and = it will come right up   On Sun, 12 Sep 2004 09:49:41 -0600, F. Richard Burt wrote > Hello, Seb: > > Just where do we find the pictures of the New York Stake > Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints? > > Going to > > http://www.glucknewyork.com/ > > provides us with a picture of > > The Alexander Chapel, which was built for the 1892 South Wing > of First Presbyterian Church, etc. . . > > > > Appreciatively, > F. Richard Burt > > > > > > . > > ****************************************************************** > "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>       A.B.Lawrence Pipe Organ Service PO Box 111 Burlington, VT 05402 (802)578-3936 Visit our website at www.ablorgans.com  
(back) Subject: Re: shutter mechanisms again From: "Roy Redman" <rredman@imagin.net> Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2004 12:57:54 -0500   Remember, sound works just like light as it radiates from the source. = Turn on a single light bulb in the chamber, and you will notice that you = have only reflected light until the shade in line with the bulb is = opened. It is the same for pipes. Roy Redman ----- Original Message -----=20 From: BlueeyedBear@aol.com=20 To: pipechat@pipechat.org=20 Sent: Sunday, September 12, 2004 10:48 AM Subject: shutter mechanisms again     btw, this e-mail was meant to spark a conversation on the subject:   with regards to shutter mechanisms, which do you prefer -- the type = that opens all the shutters incrementally at the same time, or the type = that completely opens one or two shutters at a time? and why?  
(back) Subject: Re: NYC Mormon Center Pipe Organ From: "bnorth" <bnorth@intergate.ca> Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2004 10:53:25 -0700   Interesting that the exposed pipes are not totally symmetrical.     > Hello, Seb: > > Just where do we find the pictures of the New York Stake > Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints? >    
(back) Subject: Re: A rank of Giraffes From: "Robert Ehrhardt" <r_ehrh@bellsouth.net> Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2004 13:00:10 -0500   Ah, British Rail. Reminds me of two news reports I heard on the BBC years ago about the trains not coming into (I think) Victoria Station, in the first instance due to "leaves on the tracks" and in the second instance = due to "the wrong kind of snow!" I never did learn to tell the difference myself; never having studied snowology.   ----- Original Message ----- From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@swbell.net> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Sunday, September 12, 2004 8:52 AM Subject: Re: A rank of Giraffes     > Talking of giraffes, was it not at Liverpool Street station a year or = two > ago that they apologized for the late running of a train owing to a giraffe > having become entangled in the overhead wires? Perhaps there are perils in > having them in organ chambers too. Is it possible to miter them if = there is > limited headroom in the chamber? >     --- Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free. Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). Version: 6.0.754 / Virus Database: 504 - Release Date: 9/6/2004    
(back) Subject: Re: NYC Mormon Center Pipe Organ From: "F. Richard Burt" <effarbee@verizon.net> Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2004 13:07:33 -0600   Hello, Andy: I was very slow this morning. When I went to Seb's website, I was still asleep. Later, I found the NYC Morman Center pages. Looks, good. Appreciatively, F. Richard Burt ..    
(back) Subject: Re: Pipe/digital combinations From: "John Foss" <harkat@kat.forthnet.gr> Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2004 23:12:02 +0300   The suggestion that loudspeakers be placed, a little like cats amongst the pigeons, in consort with pipes doesn't seem totally illogical to me. I am sure all of us play the piano, and know the effect of the damper pedal and sympathetic vibration of the strings. I think you would need the pipes to = be on a proper soundboard for it to have any effect, but I have no empirical = or scientific evidence to support this. A subject for a PhD thesis, perhaps? When in Sydney last week I was kindly given the keys to St Paul's Church, Burwood where I could practise to my heart's content. It contains an excellent three manual musicom digital instrument, built by Bill Glasson. Lots of nice fanfare trumpets, pedal 32's, a rich diapason chorus with shimmering mixtures, delightful flutes. It is there as a temporary measure while the historic organ it is temporarily replacing is being rebuilt. The speakers are standing on the great soundboard, the pipes currently being cleaned and restored. I don't know what the organ would sound like if they were placed elsewhere, but they sound pretty good there! As the case is still in situ, if they had not been told I doubt that the congregation = would know that the pipe organ was not there - though they might wonder about = its increase in tonal resources. I am told that the organ which is being restored is one of historic and musical value, and it will be finished = next year. I don't know if Alastair Nelson is on this list, but he was the previous organ scholar at the church, and could perhaps tell us about it. John Foss      
(back) Subject: Re: A rank of Giraffes From: "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org> Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2004 15:15:38 -0500   At 01:00 PM 9/12/2004, you wrote: >and in the second instance due >to "the wrong kind of snow!" I never did learn to tell the difference >myself; never having studied snowology.   The wrong kind of snow is usually "Yellow" Snow.   jch        
(back) Subject: "Zoo" question From: <Miltronix2004@wmconnect.com> Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2004 17:18:34 EDT   Hi, all.   We're having a "service of blessing of animals" on an October afternoon, right in the church (oh, boy!)   Can anyone suggest keyboard and/or vocal music that might fit? We could = have a soloist, and/or I could use organ, piano, or synth... but I'm scratching = my head on this one.   Halp! Any ideas?? This is a serious request. Offlist replies would prolly work best.   Thanky, Bill Miller Norfolk VA  
(back) Subject: Re: "Zoo" question From: "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu> Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2004 17:25:15 -0400   on 9/12/04 5:18 PM, Miltronix2004@wmconnect.com at Miltronix2004@wmconnect.com wrote:   Hi, all.=20   We're having a "service of blessing of animals" on an October afternoon, right in the church (oh, boy!)   Can anyone suggest keyboard and/or vocal music that might fit? We could hav= e a soloist, and/or I could use organ, piano, or synth... but I'm scratching my head on this one.   Halp! Any ideas?? This is a serious request. Offlist replies would prolly work best.=20   Thanky, Bill Miller Norfolk VA   Selections from Saint-Sa=EAns's Carnival of the Animals, and "How Much Is tha= t Doggie in the Window?"     Randy Runyon Music Director Zion Lutheran Church Hamilton, Ohio runyonr@muohio.edu      
(back) Subject: Re: "Zoo" question From: <ProOrgo53@aol.com> Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2004 17:32:43 EDT   In a message dated 9/12/2004 4:19:19 PM Central Daylight Time, Miltronix2004@wmconnect.com writes: Hi, all.   We're having a "service of blessing of animals" on an October afternoon, right in the church (oh, boy!)   Can anyone suggest keyboard and/or vocal music that might fit? We could = have a soloist, and/or I could use organ, piano, or synth... but I'm scratching = my head on this one.   Halp! Any ideas?? This is a serious request. Offlist replies would prolly work best.   Thanky, Bill Miller Norfolk VA How about "All Things Bright and Beautiful" -- "All Creatures of Our God = and King" (organ settings and/or congregational hymn or solo vocalist or instrumentalist, with ORGAN accompaniment, of course!!)   If "canned" music is an option, at all, one of the tracks from the CD (or = LP, if that's what you have) WHALES ALIVE (Paul Winter Consort) or WOLF = EYES (same ensemble) -- both albums incorporate sounds of the named "creators = of GOD" mixed with the improvisational musings from the Great Organ at St. = John the Divine/NYC- (Paul Halley, organist) and soprano saxophone (Paul Winter, himself, the artist). WONDERFUL MUSIC!!   Dale G. Rider  
(back) Subject: RE: "Zoo" question From: "Sam Vause" <vause@cox.net> Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2004 14:36:20 -0700   "All Things Bright and Beautiful, All Creatures Great and Small" comes to mind... Also, something from "Carnival of the animals" --sam   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of Miltronix2004@wmconnect.com Sent: Sunday, September 12, 2004 2:19 PM To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: "Zoo" question     Hi, all.   We're having a "service of blessing of animals" on an October afternoon, right in the church (oh, boy!)   Can anyone suggest keyboard and/or vocal music that might fit? We could have a soloist, and/or I could use organ, piano, or synth... but I'm scratching my head on this one.   Halp! Any ideas?? This is a serious request. Offlist replies would prolly work best.   Thanky, Bill Miller Norfolk VA    
(back) Subject: RE: "Zoo" question From: "Michael David" <michaelandmaggy@earthlink.net> Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2004 16:37:16 -0500   Well the 4th is the commemoration of St Francis of Assisi so anything = based on his writings such as "Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace" or "All creatures of our God and King" would be appropriate. Or, you could do something secular as the mood strikes you.   Michael   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of Miltronix2004@wmconnect.com Sent: Sunday, September 12, 2004 4:19 PM To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: "Zoo" question     Hi, all.   We're having a "service of blessing of animals" on an October afternoon, right in the church (oh, boy!)   Can anyone suggest keyboard and/or vocal music that might fit? We could have a soloist, and/or I could use organ, piano, or synth... but I'm scratching my head on this one.   Halp! Any ideas?? This is a serious request. Offlist replies would = prolly work best.   Thanky, Bill Miller Norfolk VA  
(back) Subject: Re: "Zoo" question From: "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca> Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2004 17:42:53 -0400   At 05:25 PM 9/12/2004, you wrote: >Hi, all. > >We're having a "service of blessing of animals" on an October afternoon,=20 >right in the church (oh, boy!) > >Can anyone suggest keyboard and/or vocal music that might fit? We could=20 >have a soloist, and/or I could use organ, piano, or synth... but I'm=20 >scratching my head on this one. > >Halp! Any ideas?? This is a serious request. Offlist replies would prolly= =20 >work best. > >Thanky, Bill Miller Norfolk VA   Lots of music from Lloyd Webber's musical show "Cats" And didn't someone write a Cat's Duet?   Bob Conway   >Selections from Saint-Sa=EAns's Carnival of the Animals, and "How Much Is= =20 >that Doggie in the Window?" >Randy Runyon    
(back) Subject: Re: "Zoo" question From: "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu> Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2004 17:45:45 -0400   on 9/12/04 5:42 PM, Bob Conway at conwayb@sympatico.ca wrote:   At 05:25 PM 9/12/2004, you wrote: Hi, all.   We're having a "service of blessing of animals" on an October afternoon, right in the church (oh, boy!)   Can anyone suggest keyboard and/or vocal music that might fit? We could = have a soloist, and/or I could use organ, piano, or synth... but I'm scratching my head on this one.   Halp! Any ideas?? This is a serious request. Offlist replies would prolly work best.   Thanky, Bill Miller Norfolk VA   Lots of music from Lloyd Webber's musical show "Cats" And didn't someone write a Cat's Duet?   Bob Conway   I think Scartlatti wrote a Cat Fugue. Add maybe a dash of Zez Confrey.     Randy Runyon Music Director Zion Lutheran Church Hamilton, Ohio runyonr@muohio.edu      
(back) Subject: Re: "Zoo" question From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2004 15:01:14 -0700 (PDT)   Hello,   Now I'm your man for this one!   I played for an RSPCA service (Animal cruelty people) here in the UK, and the organist of the church and myself devised a little medley.   Firstly, we did the "Cuckoo" from the Carnival of animals......Piano with Great Hohl Flute for the cuckoo.   Then we did the Swan with Piano and real cello, but I suppose one could use a suitable string and a swell box.   Then we "did" the elephant, with piano and organ pedal section......such virtuosity.   Of course, there is the "Cuckoo and Nightingale" Organ Concerto.   Improvisations included variously "The Elephant's Cake Walk" by Mancini, "Campdown Races," the "Teddy bear's picnic" and "How much is that doggie in the window" in the style of Reger.   "Kitten on the keys" springs to mind, but I've never played that.   There is the "Cat fugue" by Scarlatti.   "Who's afraid of the big bad wolf"   "Run rabbit ,run"   The song about the "mouse in the windmill in old Amsterdam."   "There once was an ugly duckling"   The "Pink panther" theme could add a touch of the surreal.   My personal favourite would be the "Mosquito parade" using Vox Humana and a 4ft flute in the style of Quentin Maclean FRCO, and if it was good enough for him etc.   And what self respecting organist could pass up an opportunity to play "the fumble of the blighted bee?"   Have fun.....we had a dog and a cat fighting during our service, and the rabbits were petrified, as they usually are!!   Finally, don't forget to include a bit of "Bark"   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK     PS: Take scent and a mop bucket if they have live animals in church.   --- Miltronix2004@wmconnect.com wrote:   > Hi, all. > > We're having a "service of blessing of animals" on > an October afternoon, > right in the church (oh, boy!) >       _______________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Shop for Back-to-School deals on Yahoo! Shopping. http://shopping.yahoo.com/backtoschool  
(back) Subject: Re: "Zoo" question From: "Liquescent" <quilisma@cox.net> Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2004 15:07:47 -0700   All Creatures of Our God And King (St. Francis) - Vigiles et Sancti Remember All The Children - Episcopal Hymnal 1940 - just for fun - it's got camels and all sorts of things ... "where apes swing to and fro" (chuckle) Most High Omnipotent, Good Lord (St. Francis) - Episcopal Hymnal 1940   What's the one about "dogs with friendly faces?" It's in the 1940, but I can't remember the first line. Is that the same one that has "Glory to God for dappled things?"   You could always make up verses to "He's Got the Whole World In His = Hands".   Itty-bitty kitties Fluffy bunny rabbits All the little puppies   Etc. etc. etc.   So sue me ... I like animals (chuckle).   Cheers,   Bud   Miltronix2004@wmconnect.com wrote:   > Hi, all. > > We're having a "service of blessing of animals" on an October afternoon, =   > right in the church (oh, boy!) > > Can anyone suggest keyboard and/or vocal music that might fit? We could > have a soloist, and/or I could use organ, piano, or synth... but I'm > scratching my head on this one. > > Halp! Any ideas?? This is a serious request. Offlist replies would > prolly work best. > > Thanky, Bill Miller Norfolk VA