PipeChat Digest #4770 - Wednesday, September 15, 2004
 
RE: FW: homeless people around/ in churches
  by "Sam Vause" <vause@cox.net>
Re: Jerusalem
  by "Harry Grove" <musicman@cottagemusic.co.uk>
Re: FW: homeless people around/ in churches
  by "Harry Grove" <musicman@cottagemusic.co.uk>
 

(back) Subject: RE: FW: homeless people around/ in churches From: "Sam Vause" <vause@cox.net> Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2004 00:02:52 -0700   We may never know what forms Angels take when they visit among us... (And I hope they can play the organ, too!) --sam   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of Joshwwhite@aol.com Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2004 11:10 PM To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: Re: FW: homeless people around/ in churches       In a message dated 9/15/2004 12:17:52 AM Central Standard Time, cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk writes:   I once sat in a public park as a boy of 14, and a homeless person with long hair and shabby clothing asked me what I was writing.   "I'm making a list," I replied.   He looked at the "list" and said, "Ah! An organ specification....and quite a good one too!"       A similar situation happened to me this summer, while I was loading some pipes into a trailer that had been worked on in the shop. A very shabby man rode by on an old bycicle, and I assumed he was homeless, as there are other homeless people nearby. He was quite gruff, and dirty. He stopped, and asked me how many ranks the organ had, how many manuals, and which pipes were I loading. I thought this was a little strange, but after asking I found out that he had been an organist before. I still do not know for sure if he is homeless, but I have not seen him since. Thanks, Josh White    
(back) Subject: Re: Jerusalem From: "Harry Grove" <musicman@cottagemusic.co.uk> Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2004 08:11:09 +0100   Dear 'Blowers-of-air-through-pipes',   Quite a good answer generated by this thread. I wonder if our trans-Atlantic cousins have heard that one of our clerics has generated some self-publicity by attempting to ban another of the well-known 'nationalistic' hymns from our services. How would those in the States react if a ban were to be imposed on an old-standard, such as the Battle Hymn (particularly in these emotionally-charged times) ?   And thank you for giving me the opportunity of saying how marvelous the performance of V-Williams' "Five Songs" was at the Last Night of the = Proms. Quite spiritually moving: I am definately, as Alan Titchmarsh said, ..."of =   the 'cow-pat' school." Apologies to those who may not be 'up-to-speed'.   Harry Grove [a.k.a. a musicman who is looking where he is putting his feet] _____________________________________________-   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Liquescent" <quilisma@cox.net> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Wednesday, September 15, 2004 7:35 AM Subject: Re: Jerusalem     >> Steven Skinner Steskinner@aol.com wrote >> "If any Christian church would not allow "Jerusalem (And did those feet =   >> in >> ancient times)" at a service, I imagine the reason would be the = complete >> absence of any Christian content in the text." >> (big snip) _____________________________________________-      
(back) Subject: Re: FW: homeless people around/ in churches From: "Harry Grove" <musicman@cottagemusic.co.uk> Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2004 08:15:25 +0100   [snip] A very shabby man rode by on an old bycicle, and I assumed he was = homeless, as there are other homeless people nearby. He was quite = gruff, and dirty. .... I thought this was a little strange, but after asking I found out that = he had been an organist before. =20 I still do not know for sure if he is homeless, but I have not seen him = since.   Just sounds like your average peripatetic musician to me ...............   Harry Grove   [a.k.a. a musicman who is getting back onto his bike, even as your read = this]