PipeChat Digest #4782 - Tuesday, September 21, 2004
 
Re: Am I here?
  by <DERREINETOR@aol.com>
Re; Grosser Gott
  by "tom carter" <tcarter215@yahoo.com>
Organ Live
  by "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca>
Our other Pensacola List Member
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Re: writer for preface/foreword
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: Organ Live
  by "Brent Johnson" <brentmj@charter.net>
Re: Organ Live
  by "mack02445" <mack02445@comcast.net>
Felix Hell. Website problems?
  by <Hell-Concerts@t-online.de>
e: Grosser Gott - Organ Settings?
  by "Shawn M. Gingrich" <shawn.gingrich@firstumchershey.org>
Re: horror stories
  by "Merry Foxworth" <m.foxworth@verizon.net>
Happy Happy!!
  by "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@earthlink.net>
Re: Happy Happy!!
  by <Keys4bach@aol.com>
Re: writer for preface/foreword
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Lead time to prepare accompaniments: what's reasonable?
  by "Merry Foxworth" <m.foxworth@verizon.net>
Re: writer for preface/foreword
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: Happy Happy!!
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: Lead time to prepare accompaniments: what's reasonable?
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: Lead time to prepare accompaniments: what's reasonable?
  by "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu>
Re: Lead time to prepare accompaniments: what's reasonable?
  by <BlueeyedBear@aol.com>
Re: Happy Happy!!
  by <DERREINETOR@aol.com>
Re: new Hymn
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
9/19 Installation at SJE
  by <DERREINETOR@aol.com>
Organ Books Available
  by "Paul R. Swank" <prswank@surfbest.net>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Am I here? From: <DERREINETOR@aol.com> Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 07:00:56 EDT   Glenda,   You are, and it's a blessing to have you back. You and all who were = effected by those horrible storms have been in our prayers at St John's!   Bill H. SJE Boston  
(back) Subject: Re; Grosser Gott From: "tom carter" <tcarter215@yahoo.com> Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 05:18:06 -0700 (PDT)   For my money, as far as contemporary arrangements go, you can't do much = better than Henry Kihlken's "Prelude, Trio and Finale on 'Holy God, We = Praise Thy Name'" Tom       --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? New and Improved Yahoo! Mail - 100MB free storage!
(back) Subject: Organ Live From: "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca> Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 09:27:16 -0300   Is anyone right now having problems getting Organ Live It seems to me its down for the moment Daniel
(back) Subject: Our other Pensacola List Member From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 07:28:46 -0500   This morning I got a note from Lynn Lauderdale who is on the Digest of this list. She and her family are safe. Their house lost most of its shingles and her bedroom ceiling caved in because of the water damage but no trees fell on the house. Her church, First Baptist, had roof damage and part of the Sanctuary had water damage. The organ chambers were spared but she doesn't know about the cable from the chambers to the console - that might have gotten damaged because of the water.   Just wanted to pass this along to everyone. The people in Pensacola and the surrounding area still need our prayers - the destruction has been devastating!   David  
(back) Subject: Re: writer for preface/foreword From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 05:56:45 -0700 (PDT)   Hello,   How refreshing to learn that Robert Lind is composing real music for the organ which isn't based on a hymn or chorale tune.   I was particularly interested by the romantic "Hindemithian" description.   I have on tape an improvisation which I recorded many years ago, when I was very interested in Hindemith's writing. Like most improvisations, it lacks duration and lacks true form, but what has always fascinated me ever since, is the musical language which Hindemith left us, and which cries out for development and/or re-discovery.   My improvisation may not be saying very much, but it demonstrated one thing very clearly.   I used mixed modes, the first roughly Lydian and the other Aeolian - E minor and A minor, but not strictly adhered to)   I am quite hopeless at identifying modes, but I'm sure you get the idea.   The important thing is that using two modes at the same time in very open texture, means that the harmony is forever going into a sort of organised dissonance, which then resolves very happily.....a basis for trio writing IMHO. Even in my crude aping of the harmonic idiom of Hindemith, the clarity of line is remarkable, no matter what dissonances present themselves.   It also implies that any imitation must, if staying within the modality I described, (even though there may be numerous modulations) answer at the fourth rather than the fifth, which makes the normal tonic-dominant relationship fairly redundant.   Of course, the modality was only there as a guidline, and I freely changed notes as and where I thought fit....that's the good thing about improvising something....you can just DO it.   Though I say it myself, I still find that bit of improvisation fascinating. I probably hadn't a clue what I was doing at the time.....it was all drawn from the musical ether......but it retains great freshness, exciting use of dissonance and, most importantly of all, seems to open up the possibility of modern counterpoint.   I don't know how many imitators and followers Hindemith had, but in my ignorance, I am not aware of ANYTHING which closely reflects his example.   I think I said once before on this list, that the musical language of Hindemith might yet be re-discovered to our great benefit, and make counterpoint possible within a more contemporary harmonic framework.   Last year, I heard Hindemith played at a recital in Holland, using a very attractive Flentrop organ from the 1950's. This was played on the small organ at Doesburg Cathedral, and I had not heard Hindemith for some years. The freshness and vitality (especially on that organ) were remarkable.   Of course, Robert's efforts will take us away from the well worn path of French dissonance and sonority, which has now surely outlived its usefulness?   Of one thing we can be sure, a fugue in the language of Hindemith would not, by necessity, degenerate into a brisk Toccata!!   I shall get hold of a copy once it is published.   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK (Somewhere between the US and Sweden, but far too close to France for our own good)     --- Robert Lind <lindr@core.com> wrote:   > Two fantasias for organ of mine are scheduled for > publication by Paraclete > Press in January 2005 > > The second piece is in d minor and is couched in a > Romantic Hindemithian > mode. Rhapsodic sections give way to fugal writing, > and these two procedures > propel the work to its conclusion. >       __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? New and Improved Yahoo! Mail - 100MB free storage! http://promotions.yahoo.com/new_mail  
(back) Subject: Re: Organ Live From: "Brent Johnson" <brentmj@charter.net> Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 9:08:06 -0400   After several weeks without an outage and over 100 hours without the = slightest blip in connection speed, the internet connection to ORGANLive = died sometime last night. The pre-recorded broadcast is available on the = broadband connection, and if history is any guide, the live program will = be back up in a few hours. Sorry for the downtime! Brent Johnson ORGANLive - Music of the organ on demand http://www.organlive.com   > > From: "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca> > Date: 2004/09/21 Tue AM 08:27:16 EDT > To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Subject: Organ Live > > Is anyone right now having problems getting Organ Live > It seems to me its down for the moment > Daniel >    
(back) Subject: Re: Organ Live From: "mack02445" <mack02445@comcast.net> Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 09:44:20 -0400   Went off about three am. Seems to be ok now 9:30 AM EST. Mack     Daniel Hopkins wrote:   > Is anyone right now having problems getting Organ Live > It seems to me its down for the moment > Daniel    
(back) Subject: Felix Hell. Website problems? From: <Hell-Concerts@t-online.de> Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 15:52:48 +0200   Dear Listmembers,   after several claims saying that Felix's website is down, I have checked it out and caannot find any problems. Anyway, as the questions were mostly about recital dates, I have copied the schedule of he rest of the year and have pasted it into this message.   Thank you for your attention.   Hans-Friedrich Hell     09/26/2004 7 pm Grand Rapids, MI First United Methodist Church   10/03/2004 08:00 pm Christchurch, New Zealand Townhall   10/04/2004 07:00 pm Sydney, NSW, Australia St. Andrew's Cathedral   10/07/2004 08:00 pm Singapore Orchard Road Presbyterian Church   10/10/2004 05:00 pm Wiesbaden, Germany Evang. Oranier-Ged=E4chtnis-Kirche   10/11/2004 08:15 pm Keitum (Sylt Island), Germany St. Severinkirche   10/17/2004 04:00 pm Minneapolis, MN Bethlehem Lutheran Church   10/24/2004 03:00 pm Fargo, ND First Lutheran Church   10/29/2004 07:30 pm Utica, NY, USA First Presbyterian Church   10/31/2004 04:00 pm Petersburg, VA, USA St. Paul's Episcopal Church   11/07/2004 12:30 pm Boston, MA, USA Boston Symphony Hall   11/07/2004 06:00 pm Boston, MA, USA Boston Symphony Hall   11/21/2004 04:00 pm Wilmington, DE Sacred Heart Oratory   11/28/2004 03:00 pm Westborough, MA, USA Evangelical Congregational Church   12/21/2004 07:00 pm Ludwigshafen, Germany St. Michael's (RC) Kirche   12/31/2004 06:30 pm Dirmstein/Pfalz, Germany New Year=B4s Eve Concert at St. Laurentius RC Church          
(back) Subject: e: Grosser Gott - Organ Settings? From: "Shawn M. Gingrich" <shawn.gingrich@firstumchershey.org> Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 11:47:05 -0400   Maybe this one was mentioned but it is one of my favorites: Michael Burkhardt's setting from his Set 4 of Praise and Thanksgiving, published by Morning Star, #MSM-10-754   -------|\----- Shawn M. Gingrich, Director of Music Ministry -------|/----- First United Methodist Church ------/|------ Hershey, PA 17033 -----|-(-)---- 717-533-9668 ext. 108 ------\|/----- shawn.gingrich@firstumchershey.org o/ http://fumc-hershey.org   Subject: Re: Grosser Gott - Organ Settings? From: "Emily Adams" <eadams@cinci.rr.com> Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2004 06:10:53 -0400   Dale Rider asked "Who are some composers/arrangers who've given "treatment" to this famous, historic, CCM hymn-tune? What are some favorite arrangements/publishers/collection titles, etc.? Please share so that a list can be compiled."  
(back) Subject: Re: horror stories From: "Merry Foxworth" <m.foxworth@verizon.net> Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 14:16:06 -0400   I believe that the reason most of the horror stories come from the RC and Episcopal churches is very simple. They are the hierarchichal churches, = in which the priest has a good deal of power to do things unilaterally, and some (not all) choose to usurp this power. Merry     =B4=A8=A8)) -:=A6:- =B8.=B7=B4 .=B7=B4=A8=A8)) ((=B8=B8.=B7=B4 ..=B7=B4 -:=A6:-   An excerpt from Robert Giddings "Musical Quotes and Anecdotes", published in Longman Pocket Companions: "There let the pealing organ blow, To the full-voiced choir below, In service high, and anthems clear, As may with sweetness, through mine ear, Dissolve me into ecstasies, And bring all Heav'n before mine eyes". John Milton - Il Penseroso (1632).   Merry Foxworth Open Door Realty Boston, MA 02131 617 469-4888 x207 877 865-1703 toll free http://www.opendoorrlty.com/ ----- Original Message ----- From: "Liquescent" <quilisma@cox.net> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Saturday, September 18, 2004 6:40 PM Subject: horror stories     > What IS it with these horror stories? I myself have enough to write a > book. It seems, though, that they've increased in recent years, and/or > the Guild has finally put some teeth into their investigations and > sanctions. > > It would SEEM from viewing the notices in TAO that MOST of the > complaints filed are against RC and Episcopal churches ... I guess that > stands to reason ... proportionately, RCs and Episcopalians have more > full-time jobs to offer ... a part-time organist with a day job is more > likely to just move on and not file a complaint. > > I never had that many problems with RC *or* Episcopal churches, I guess > because I played in conservative ones, by choice. The liturgy was fixed, > as were the slots to be filled with music; I was given a budget, and > told to "go do the music." > > In my favorite job, Old St. Mary's RC in Cincinnati, I had lunch with > the Pastor twice a year ... sometime in the summer after Corpus Christi, > and again between Christmas and New Year's. Each time I presented him > with the proposed music list for six months, along with the cost. If the > cost of anything exceeded the music budget, we simply had a second > collection at the Latin Solemn Mass. Other than that, I saw him at the > altar on Sundays. > > In recent years, micro-managing on the part of the clergy seems to have > reared its ugly head; as I've gotten older, I've also noted that younger > priests seemed to be threatened somehow by having an older professional > on staff. > > There was one nationally-publicized case recently where the BISHOP felt > the organist was "too powerful" (read "popular"), and the bishop was > (supposedly) having difficulty finding priests who were willing to be > proposed as rector. I didn't know the organist in question personally, > but from all reports he was gentle and unassuming. > > I remember the rector at my last post FUMING when we first established > the Solemn Mass and the solemn Holy Week rites with deacon and > sub-deacon ... he said, > > "*I* don't have anything to DO!" > > I think that comment was very telling. Of course, he was young enough > that he DIDN'T know the tradition ... the choir DOES basically have the > lion's share of the audible parts of the liturgy in a traditional Solemn > Mass. He also wouldn't allow the Gregorian propers or choral settings of > the Ordinary because HE "had to wait too long for the choir to get > finished." > > Alas, poor music! Alas, poor ceremonies! > > > > Bud, retired, and glad of it > > > > > > > ****************************************************************** > "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: Happy Happy!! From: "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 13:17:12 -0500   Hi, Everyone --   It's come to my attention that this very day just might happen to be the Birthday of a certain Pipechat Listowner . . . ;-) :-) :-) (and its not me, for a few more months anyway...)     <all together now>   HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAVID!!   <cheers, applause, party horns, all that stuff>   --Tim :-) (who had hoped to hook the microwave up to the computer so maybe I could email cake to everybody. sorry, but the initial experiments have so far failed...)    
(back) Subject: Re: Happy Happy!! From: <Keys4bach@aol.com> Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 14:25:24 EDT   Happy birthday DAVID!!!!  
(back) Subject: Re: writer for preface/foreword From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 14:26:19 -0400   On 9/21/04 8:56 AM, "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:   > Colin Mitchell UK (Somewhere between the US and > Sweden, but far too close to France for our own good)   You mean geographically or politically?   Alan    
(back) Subject: Re: Lead time to prepare accompaniments: what's reasonable? From: "Merry Foxworth" <m.foxworth@verizon.net> Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 14:46:51 -0400   "The soloist arrived 2 minutes before the service started, leaving no time for even the quickest single run-through. I offered to play something else (solo) for the offertory on the organ unless he wished to play something unaccompanied--offering an option but flatly refusing to play the piece we hadn't rehearsed.......Since I'm new I don't want to be put in a position where I'm pretty much set up to do a bad job."   I know this is over two months after the fact:   Good for you for standing your ground and refusing to play something you didn't have time to rehearse for no fault of your own. That should only foster respect for you as a professional. If you don't even have time to look through the piece, how can you possibly know what pitfalls lurk there??? I have had to do the same on occasion. Why put ourselves in a lose-lose situation?   Merry   =B4=A8=A8)) -:=A6:- =B8.=B7=B4 .=B7=B4=A8=A8)) ((=B8=B8.=B7=B4 ..=B7=B4 -:=A6:-   An excerpt from Robert Giddings "Musical Quotes and Anecdotes", published in Longman Pocket Companions: "There let the pealing organ blow, To the full-voiced choir below, In service high, and anthems clear, As may with sweetness, through mine ear, Dissolve me into ecstasies, And bring all Heav'n before mine eyes". John Milton - Il Penseroso (1632).   Merry Foxworth Open Door Realty Boston, MA 02131 617 469-4888 x207 877 865-1703 toll free http://www.opendoorrlty.com/ ----- Original Message ----- From: "Emily Adams" <eadams@cinci.rr.com> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Sunday, July 11, 2004 2:23 PM Subject: Re: Lead time to prepare accompaniments: what's reasonable?     > It's me again <g>. Thanks to all who replied with helpful suggestions. > > The rest of the story: the church member who arranged for the soloist > approached me bright and early before service and *initiated* a conversation > with a comment to the effect of "I knew that accompaniment would be no > problem for you at all." (Probable translation: I think she realized = she'd > been discourteously late in getting it to me.) I responded that "No, in fact > it *was* a problem and if possible I'd like to have accompaniments no = less > than a week in advance in the future." She said "If POSSIBLE. But the whole > thing's just arpeggios--you *should* be able to sight read it." Sensing that > the conversation was quickly devolving, I said I'd do my best and let it go > at that. > > How good or bad my best was going to be turned out to be a moot point. = The > soloist arrived 2 minutes before the service started, leaving no time = for > even the quickest single run-through. I offered to play something else > (solo) for the offertory on the organ unless he wished to play something > unaccompanied--offering an option but flatly refusing to play the piece = we > hadn't rehearsed. He played something else unaccompanied. The involved > member seemed friendly and possibly even a bit conciliatory afterwards. > > I think these kinds of things will work themselves out--after all, I've only > been on the job six weeks. On the other hand, since I'm new I don't want to > be put in a position where I'm pretty much set up to do a bad job, = either. > Plenty of time for that later after the congregation gets to know me! = Ha. > > Thanks again, y'all. > > "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: writer for preface/foreword From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 12:00:50 -0700 (PDT)   Hello,   I was thinking musically, but coming to think of it.....   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK     --- Alan Freed <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> wrote:   > On 9/21/04 8:56 AM, "Colin Mitchell" > <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> wrote: > > > Colin Mitchell UK (Somewhere between the US and > > Sweden, but far too close to France for our own > good) > > You mean geographically or politically? > > Alan       __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Mail - You care about security. So do we. http://promotions.yahoo.com/new_mail  
(back) Subject: Re: Happy Happy!! From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 12:04:38 -0700 (PDT)   Hello,   Happy birthday David.   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK           _______________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Declare Yourself - Register online to vote today! http://vote.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Lead time to prepare accompaniments: what's reasonable? From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 12:14:24 -0700 (PDT)   Hello,   Who needs time?   We had a visiting priest a couple of weeks ago, who insisted that he "knew the mass setting."   Off we went with the Gloria, and in chimed the priest with his own, utterly unique, highly modified version!   "OMG!" Thought I, as I struggled to anticipate his ever inflection; staring open-mouthed and abandoning the score.   In what was a noble joint effort, we totally re-composed on the hoof, and after the first section, it got better and better. In fact, it was so good, I am thinking of writing it down as a new organ mass with obligatory vocal melisma!!!!   For reasons best known to the almighty, it was actually quite musical but completely unrecognisable.   Don't be a coward.....experimentation never did anyone any harm.   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK     --- Merry Foxworth <m.foxworth@verizon.net> wrote:   > "The soloist arrived 2 minutes before the service > started, leaving no time > for > even the quickest single run-through.   > If you > don't even have time to > look through the piece, how can you possibly know > what pitfalls lurk > there     __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Mail - 50x more storage than other providers! http://promotions.yahoo.com/new_mail  
(back) Subject: Re: Lead time to prepare accompaniments: what's reasonable? From: "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu> Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 15:17:37 -0400   For another perspective.... why not live dangerously? I love to sightread in impossible situations. Gets the adrenalin up. Fake it, for goodness' sake. Though I will admit I'm much more comfortable doing that on the = piano than the organ.   I would be happy do be presented with many such situations if it meant I would never have to rehearse the *(**(&^@*&^$ Malotte Lord's Prayer with a soloist ever again. Just perform the blessed thing and be done with it. Once is enough. To have to go through it twice in the same week would be too much.   A month ago a soprano soloist didn't show up, and my trusty baritone = soloist agreed to step in at the last minute to sing the very same piece. We had = no rehearsal whatsoever. Because our energy level was so high and we were listening to each other so intently, it was one of the best performances = the two of us had ever done. Of course, we do work together a lot, which is = not the case in the case mentioned in the earlier post. Though that too is a very real thrill for me as an accompanist, to work with someone I have not worked with before with inadequate rehearsal and to have to intuit what = they are going to do.   Randy Runyon Music Director Zion Lutheran Church Hamilton, Ohio runyonr@muohio.edu      
(back) Subject: Re: Lead time to prepare accompaniments: what's reasonable? From: <BlueeyedBear@aol.com> Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 16:12:53 -0400   try this... the next time it happens, just play the bass line all the way = through. or better yet, just play the bass line in a minor key.   bet it won't happen again.  
(back) Subject: Re: Happy Happy!! From: <DERREINETOR@aol.com> Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 17:27:46 EDT   Happy Birthday, David!   With Gratitude,   Bill H. SJE Boston  
(back) Subject: Re: new Hymn From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 17:59:04 -0400   On 9/20/04 5:51 AM, "Thomas Mohr" <thomasmohr@aon.at> wrote:   > Actually "Grosser Gott" was written by Ignaz Franz (1719-1790, Text) and = Peter > Ritter (1770-1847, Melody) and is originally a German poem based on the "= Te > Deum". >=20 > It was published in 1799 in Vienna (that was well after Empress Mary Ther= ese) > and was immensely popular in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Even today it i= s > regular part of solemn events, especially for the Procession on the occas= ion > of "Corpus Christi". >=20 Aha! Well, that certainly disagrees strongly with my little source. But I can=B9t back up my source at all, except by reference to that Baumker volume (or several)=8Bassuming that that says what it=B9s alleged to say.   It=B9s the kind of thing that=B9s interesting (and I don=B9t give a hoot who wins). Surely Baumker is available locally for you. Might it be interesting enough for you to look it up in that source (also evaluating it= s reliability!) and clarify it for all of us? (No rush, obviously.)   Your own source (to this point) isn=B9t indicated. But I=B9ll trust you on that, at least for now. To me, it=B9s a fun inquiry. (Maybe Maria Teresa wa= s never involved at all! A legend debunked? Who knows?) But on SUCH a well-known hymn, it would be fun to have a definitive =B3real story=B2 if it ca= n be divined.   Alan, hoping to pique your interest  
(back) Subject: 9/19 Installation at SJE From: <DERREINETOR@aol.com> Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 19:07:53 EDT   Dear List,   My Installation as Organist and Choirmaster at the Church of St. John the Evangelist, Bowdoin Street, Boston was rather a success. Next month, I = will have been in the job for one "fast" year. I was humbled to receive one of two copies in the possession of St. John's of the 1933 edition of the 1906 = "English Hymnal" which belonged to Dr. Titcomb (containing his signature and = address).   Thanks to listmember Dave "Mack" McP., there are GREAT photos which may, = with his permission, appear later on the Parish website. There is also a = recording which we cannot, for copyright reasons, make public at this time (though = if Mack and I can work it out, the recording of an unpublished Anthem I = composed may be available). Some friends and former colleagues from far and wide = (as far as Texas) were present to act as my "sponsors" and the fellowship = afterwards over quiche and cocktails at my place made it all worth the effort. Not to =   mention the love that the Parishioners of SJE have for all of their clergy = and staff. A good day was had by all.   Thank you to all on the list who sent their congratulations in advance. No =   further hullabaloo is necessary. Onward and upward.   Pax, Bill H. SJE, Bowdoin St., Boston.  
(back) Subject: Organ Books Available From: "Paul R. Swank" <prswank@surfbest.net> Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 19:58:35 -0400   Hi Gang,   I am emptying out my bookshelves and have quite a few organ reference = books to sell.   If you would like a list of what is available, send me an e-mail and I = will reply with a txt file of the first list of books.   Paul R. Swank Baltimore, MD.   prswank@surfbest.net