PipeChat Digest #5264 - Friday, April 8, 2005
 
Music needed urgently
  by "Bob Elms" <bobelms@westnet.com.au>
Re: JFFJ: New internet music publisher
  by "Roger Brown" <roger2@rogerbrown.no-ip.org>
Re: hymn singing in dwindling congregations
  by <Myosotis51@aol.com>
Re: Music needed urgently
  by "Bruce Miles" <bruce@gbmuk.fsnet.co.uk>
Re: hymn singing in dwindling congregations
  by <BlueeyedBear@aol.com>
Re: Music needed urgently
  by "Bob Elms" <bobelms@westnet.com.au>
Special Birthday Greetings
  by <Wuxuzusu@aol.com>
Danny Ray debuts on Rochester Wurlitzer 4/23 on April 23 (cross-posted)
  by "Kenneth Evans" <kevans1@rochester.rr.com>
Organs, etc., between Orlando & PA
  by "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu>
Check out Vatican's organist calls Omaha home
  by <ProOrgo53@aol.com>
RE: Repetative Redundency Again [Re: The Pope and Sacred Music]
  by "Will Light" <will.light@btinternet.com>
RE: hymn singing in dwindling congregations
  by "Will Light" <will.light@btinternet.com>
Felix Hell in Chmbersburg,PA. Concert announcement
  by "Hell-Concerts@t-online.de" <Hell-Concerts@t-online.de>
Re: Repetative Redundency Again [Re: The Pope and Sacred Music]
  by "Bob Elms" <bobelms@westnet.com.au>
 

(back) Subject: Music needed urgently From: "Bob Elms" <bobelms@westnet.com.au> Date: Thu, 7 Apr 2005 19:14:44 +0800   Has anyone a copy of the glee "Oh who will o'er the downs so free" that = they could email or fax to me. I have a concert with the choir in mid June and = I have not been able to get hold of the music of this glee. I have a recording of an American Choir singing it and I may have to try = to work out the harmony from that, but that will take time. Bob Elms.       -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Anti-Virus. Version: 7.0.308 / Virus Database: 266.9.4 - Release Date: 6/04/2005    
(back) Subject: Re: JFFJ: New internet music publisher From: "Roger Brown" <roger2@rogerbrown.no-ip.org> Date: Thu, 7 Apr 2005 23:13:47 +1000   On Sunday 06 March 2005 9:53 am, Jarle Fagerheim wrote: > =A0 =A0Jon Kristian Fjellestad: > =A0 =A0 =A0Toccata for organ, opus 1 > > Note that Jon Kristian's Toccata has been slighly reworked from what he > has recorded for Organs and Organists Online, including a re-written > coda. Having spent the past week typesetting it, I assure you it's a > terrific piece, not terribly difficult to play either. Anybody need a > postlude for Sunday <grin>?   Anyone tacked this since its release?   (Doing so Sunday)   =2D-=20 Roger Brown=09 roger2@rogerbrown.no-ip.org http://rogerbrown.no-ip.org  
(back) Subject: Re: hymn singing in dwindling congregations From: <Myosotis51@aol.com> Date: Thu, 7 Apr 2005 11:50:49 EDT   Hello BlueeyedBear@aol.com,     In reference to your comment: another thing we do at westminster congregational is, whenever an african-american spiritual is scheduled, the choir rehearses it and it is = sung unaccompanied in the service. most of the ones in our hymnal (new = century) seem to sound better unaccompanied (to me, the organ sounds like it's trying to = make it high-church).     ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Scot, That's simply because you're NOT playing a Hammond! <EG> Victoria  
(back) Subject: Re: Music needed urgently From: "Bruce Miles" <bruce@gbmuk.fsnet.co.uk> Date: Thu, 7 Apr 2005 18:12:13 +0100   Bob,   I believe something went wrong with the attachments. They should have been =   at 400 dpi - which if you correct it should give the correct image dimensions. Hope you can deal with this.   My apologies   Bruce   website - http://www.gbmuk.fsnet.co.uk/index.html   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Bob Elms" <bobelms@westnet.com.au> To: <PIPORG-L@listserv.albany.edu>; <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Thursday, April 07, 2005 12:14 PM Subject: Music needed urgently     > Has anyone a copy of the glee "Oh who will o'er the downs so free" that > they could email or fax to me. I have a concert with the choir in mid = June > and I have not been able to get hold of the music of this glee. > I have a recording of an American Choir singing it and I may have to try =   > to work out the harmony from that, but that will take time. > Bob Elms. > > > -- > No virus found in this outgoing message. > Checked by AVG Anti-Virus. > Version: 7.0.308 / Virus Database: 266.9.4 - Release Date: 6/04/2005 > > > ****************************************************************** > "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: hymn singing in dwindling congregations From: <BlueeyedBear@aol.com> Date: Thu, 7 Apr 2005 15:28:31 EDT   In a message dated 4/7/05 8:51:43 AM Pacific Daylight Time, Myosotis51@aol.com writes:   > Scot, > > That's simply because you're NOT playing a Hammond! > > <EG> > Victoria   well, we have a hammond in the chapel!!! however, the chapel is not used, = so it's of no consequence to me. if playing the hammond was a requirement, i =   wouldn't be at this church. :)   scot  
(back) Subject: Re: Music needed urgently From: "Bob Elms" <bobelms@westnet.com.au> Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2005 07:46:33 +0800   There was no problem at all in printing them out as they were Bruce. They printed out just as clearly as if they were originals. Noone would know = the difference. Thank you. Bob. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Bruce Miles" <bruce@gbmuk.fsnet.co.uk> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Friday, April 08, 2005 1:12 AM Subject: Re: Music needed urgently     > Bob, > > I believe something went wrong with the attachments. They should have = been > at 400 dpi - which if you correct it should give the correct image > dimensions. Hope you can deal with this. > > My apologies > > Bruce       -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Anti-Virus. Version: 7.0.308 / Virus Database: 266.9.4 - Release Date: 6/04/2005    
(back) Subject: Special Birthday Greetings From: <Wuxuzusu@aol.com> Date: Thu, 7 Apr 2005 19:49:53 EDT   Many Happy Returns to Bob Conway. Keep up your posting! Stan Krider   On 4/5/05 1:14 PM, "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org> wrote:   Bob Conway, a long time member of this list and one of the people behind setting up the IRC chats many years ago, is celebrating his 80th Birthday today.      
(back) Subject: Danny Ray debuts on Rochester Wurlitzer 4/23 on April 23 (cross-posted) From: "Kenneth Evans" <kevans1@rochester.rr.com> Date: Thu, 7 Apr 2005 20:55:56 -0400   The Rochester Theater Organ Society welcomes Texas theater organist Danny Ray to his debut performance on our Wurlitzer 4/23. This event will take place at the NEW Auditorium Theatre, 885 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14605 on Saturday evening, April 23 at 8 PM.   Tickets at only $15 each will go on sale at the box office one hour before =   the concert start.   Please visit our website at either http://theatreorgans.com/rochestr/ or http://RochesterTheaterOrganSociety.org for driving directions plus = pictures and much more information about the artist, the Society and our 2 Wurlitzers.   Please join us for a great evening of outstanding musical entertainment!   Submitted by: Ken Evans, RTOS Director (past-President) kevans1@rochester.rr.com      
(back) Subject: Organs, etc., between Orlando & PA From: "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu> Date: Thu, 07 Apr 2005 22:24:27 -0400   Hi, nice folks all,   I'll be in Orlando in early August and have pondered taking my car, or perhaps putting it and me on the Autotrain going southward and driving = back home to Lancaster PA with time to see/hear/play various significant organs and to see other sights. I would esp. hope to see the restored Tannenberg in Winston-Salem NC and thus would be going the "inland" route northward. So I'd likely go Orlando-Savannah GA -- Columbia S.C. -- Charlotte NC --Winston-Salem N.C. -- Roanoke -- Charlottesville VA -- & home.   Have you suggestions of "don't-miss" organs, ad well as historical sights such Monticello? Your suggestions would be MOST appreciated. Is = the Zimmer firm in or around Charlotte N.C. of any interest? Precisely where is Hebron Lutheran in Virginia, site of the Tannenberg "Lutheran-style" organ?   How easy might it be to see/play the organs at Duke U. on such a trip?   All suggestions gratefully received. Post to the list or to me privaely, as you prefer. Thanx.   Karl E. Moyer Lancaster PA    
(back) Subject: Check out Vatican's organist calls Omaha home From: <ProOrgo53@aol.com> Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2005 01:08:32 EDT   _Click here: Vatican's organist calls Omaha home_ (http://www.tcvomaha.com/ArchivedIssues/Oct1-2004/Oct1Feature2.htm)  
(back) Subject: RE: Repetative Redundency Again [Re: The Pope and Sacred Music] From: "Will Light" <will.light@btinternet.com> Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2005 07:44:56 +0100   In the Methodist Church in Britain, the Minister has control of all = aspects of the service, including the hymn selection. We organists NEVER choose = the hymns. Very very occasionally we might make a suggestion for a change, for instance if two ministers choose the same hymn for morning and evening services, but generally we have no input. We just play 'em...   Now and then we may have to dig our heels in when some rude individual neglects to send the hymns in advance, and walks in and hands them to you whilst you are playing the Prelude. Inevitably this type will have chosen = a load of modern rubbish which nobody knows... [Sigh]   Will Light Coventry UK   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of = Jan Nijhuis Sent: 06 April 2005 03:42 To: PipeChat Subject: Repetative Redundency Again [Re: The Pope and Sacred Music]   Bob,   I can't belive that you don't have more input to the hymn selections. No doubt you'd be met by resistance from the clergyman who is doleing this stuff out, but, with support from the congregation, I think you can make a difference. Or is this a lost cause to the Eddie Van Halen wanna bes?       ----- Original Message ----- From: "Bob Elms" <bobelms@westnet.com.au> > > I am playing for the local Catholic Church's Saturday evening mass > to be held this Saturday. I have just been given the hymn numbers: > > Alleluia No.1 (Don Fishel) > Jesus you are bread for us (Christopher Walker) > We remember how you loved us (Mary Haugen) > How Great Thou art. (Stuart Hine) > > We have this fare week after week with slight variation. The sum > total of different hymns (?) would be about 12 or 15 at the most, > which are repeated over and over week after week. Traditional hymns > are not sung except for two or three old timers such as How Great > Thou Art and Amazing Grace. My contribution will be good organ > music which the people tell me they love to hear. > Bob Elms. > > ----- Original Message ----- From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> > > > Dear Scott: > > > > I appreciate the efforts of people like you to convey the solemnity > > required in the music of the Mass. Justin Hartz observations are > > also valid. Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles and Holy Name > > in Chicago need to take note. Here in the West especially California > > the music just doesn't attract people like it should because of it's > > inherent banality.   -- Jan Nijhuis nijhuis@email.com   -- ___________________________________________________________ Sign-up for Ads Free at Mail.com http://promo.mail.com/adsfreejump.htm     ****************************************************************** "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: hymn singing in dwindling congregations From: "Will Light" <will.light@btinternet.com> Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2005 08:09:47 +0100   We, the Methodists of Earlsdon Coventry ARE a singing congregation. How = did we do it? Well, we changed the layout of our building so that people = outside could see in.... We made an inviting entrance... we chucked out the long wooden pews and put in comfortable chairs, we carpeted the floor (yeah, = I know, bad move for the organ), we started to hold events which brought = the local community into the church, so that they felt comfortable actually entering the building. We turned the entrance foyer into a coffee lounge which is open on weekdays for the whole community to use as a meeting = place. Then we renovated the spiritual life of the church, by starting house = groups and prayer breakfasts and prayer lunches... we started getting new young families joining the congregation... with numbers of children increasing = we started various musical groups... we have a Steel Band - two now = actually, the original which is now 25 years old has mostly adults, most of whom started as teenagers from the beginning, and a second band wholly made = up of children learning to play. Likewise the children have a worship band of their own, and there is an adult worship band. All of these groups play = for services maybe two or three times a year, so we are not overloaded with modern stuff. The majority of the time we have a blend of Traditional = hymns with the occasional modern one thrown in - in a ratio of maybe 4:1 or = so... We try to facilitate all members of our community in their activities by providing rooms in our premises, so we have a huge variety of groups = using our facilities - drama, judo, slimming, mothers and toddlers, disabled = day centre, French and German circles, scouts, guides, math tuition, mental health group, stress management, care attendant scheme, music tuition... = and many more...=20 This means that we have become truly a community church and our = congregation is growing week by week - it's still not huge, but it is moving in the right direction, which it wasn't a few years ago... And we SING! And once the organ renovation is completed, and the dust removed from = those pipes, we'll sing even louder!!   Will Light Coventry UK   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of Daniel Hancock Sent: 06 April 2005 18:42 To: PipeChat Subject: hymn singing in dwindling congregations BIG SNIP   And much the same for my dying Methodist congregation: about 140 mostly old souls who either don't want to sing, or only want to sing syncopated hymn tunes from about 1900. The historic church seats 1000, and the 1979 3/32 Reuter squeaks the hymns out as best as is possible in attempt to lead the singing. But too many are content to just listen, or only add some sort of apathetic singing. Didn't the Methodists used to be a "singing" denomination?   How do you encourage a shrinking congregation to sing?   Daniel Hancock Springfield, Missouri=20      
(back) Subject: Felix Hell in Chmbersburg,PA. Concert announcement From: "Hell-Concerts@t-online.de" <Hell-Concerts@t-online.de> Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2005 09:36:12 +0200   Dear listmembers and friends,   this is to announce Felix Hell's upcoming performance at Wilson College in Chambersburg. The next performances of Felix Hell in Bethelehem/PA and Hagerstown/MD will be announced separately.   Here are the Chambersburg details:   The Chapel of Wilson College, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania April 10, 2005, 3 p.m. Organ: Moeller, op. 6583   Felix Hell, Organist   Program   Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750 Prelude and Fugue D Major, BWV 532   Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809 - 1847) Sonata No. 3, A Major, op. 65 - Con moto maestoso - Andante tranquillo   Charles Marie Widor (1844-1937) Symphony No. 5 op. 42,1 I. Allegro vivace II. Allegro cantabile   Max Reger (1873-1916) Fantasy and Fugue on B-A-C-H   INTERMISSION   Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Fantasy F Minor, KV 608   Felix-Alexandre Guilmant (1837 - 1937) Sonata No. 1 D Minor, op. 42 Introduction et Allegro Pastoral Final          
(back) Subject: Re: Repetative Redundency Again [Re: The Pope and Sacred Music] From: "Bob Elms" <bobelms@westnet.com.au> Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2005 15:52:48 +0800   That was always the way it was done in the Methodist Church in Western Australia also, Will. It still is what happens here that we have the Uniting Church. However most of those taking services, minister or lay, phone the hymn numbers through to me as organist/choirmaster for the = Friday evening choir practice. Occasionally we tell a preacher that a hymn is not =   known and should be changed and they usually, but not always, comply. Bob Elms.   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Will Light" <will.light@btinternet.com> To: "'PipeChat'" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Friday, April 08, 2005 2:44 PM Subject: RE: Repetative Redundency Again [Re: The Pope and Sacred Music]     > In the Methodist Church in Britain, the Minister has control of all > aspects > of the service, including the hymn selection. We organists NEVER choose > the > hymns. Very very occasionally we might make a suggestion for a change, = for > instance if two ministers choose the same hymn for morning and evening > services, but generally we have no input. We just play 'em... > > Now and then we may have to dig our heels in when some rude individual > neglects to send the hymns in advance, and walks in and hands them to = you > whilst you are playing the Prelude. Inevitably this type will have = chosen > a > load of modern rubbish which nobody knows... [Sigh] > > Will Light > Coventry UK >     -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Anti-Virus. Version: 7.0.308 / Virus Database: 266.9.5 - Release Date: 7/04/2005