PipeChat Digest #5152 - Saturday, February 12, 2005
 
Re: Lead Sheets
  by "Jan Nijhuis" <nijhuis@email.com>
2-13-05 Re: Lent 1, at my church
  by "Jan Nijhuis" <nijhuis@email.com>
"Massive" Organ in Kansas
  by <TRACKELECT@cs.com>
Re: 2-13-05 Re: Lent 1, at my church
  by "Desiree'" <nicemusica@yahoo.com>
Re: 2-13-05 Re: Lent 1, at my church
  by "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu>
Substitute organists
  by "Thomas Gregory" <tgregory@speeddial.net>
Re: 2-13-05 Re: Lent 1, at my church
  by "Desiree'" <nicemusica@yahoo.com>
Need help identifying a tune, if possible (x post)
  by <Innkawgneeto@cs.com>
Re: Lent 1, at my church
  by "Emily Adams" <eadams@cinci.rr.com>
Re: This week from Organs and Organists online.
  by "Octaaf" <octaaf@charter.net>
Re: Lent 1, at my church
  by "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu>
Re: "Massive" Organ in Kansas
  by "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu>
Weights Lifted..a realistic future as an educated organist /reasons for d
  by "Desiree'" <nicemusica@yahoo.com>
Re: "Massive" Organ in Kansas
  by "William` Chapman" <wmgrantchapman@msn.com>
Re: "Massive" Organ in Kansas
  by "Desiree'" <nicemusica@yahoo.com>
Substitute organists - hints
  by "Millie & David Kenney" <kenn411@bellsouth.net>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Lead Sheets From: "Jan Nijhuis" <nijhuis@email.com> Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2005 07:47:53 +0800   Over the years I have received many submissions for "praise music." Almost = all of this music is submitted in the form of Chords over words; many times= just lyrics. Rarely is there a scriptural reference, an indication of the = lyricist/composer, or a copyright notice. Often the chords do not fall over= the syllables where the change occurs, are missing or just plain wrong. So= metimes the lyrics are written out all run together, not as poetry. I suspe= ct that the 13-17 year old crowd that make these suggestions believe that m= usicians should "know the music"; that somehow we can sense melody within t= he white-space on the page.   All of the "I feel good about myself feeling good about God" and "Jesus is = my boyfriend" songs are rejected immediately. If the words of the song are = significant and have a scriptural underpinning they may be used. I have to = hunt down the music, if it's available. The pastor will want it used as an = offertory (dull, monotonous, repetitive, and droning for most CCM) and/or a= solo once or twice before it's sung by the congregation. Then the "music" = (lyric) is published in the bulletin. I'm trying to get the staff allow me = to print lead sheets for the congregation.=20   I provide an example with proper chord symbols below. This piece was writte= n by Grant Bond, a member of our congregation and part-time guitarist. Sinc= e you don=92t know the melody, what do you make of it? What would you think= if there weren=92t any chord symbols? Is it music?   Psalm 121 Grant Bond   Intro: F G C F/G G   C Em/B Am G I will lift up my eyes to the mountains. F G C F/G G Where does my help come from? F G/F C/E C My help comes from the Lord, Dm F G F/G G The maker of heaven and earth.   C Em/B Am G He who watches over Israel F C F/G G Shall neither slumber nor sleep. F C/E C He will keep you in the way Dm F G F/G G and guard your going out and coming in.   F G The Lord is your keeper; C Em/B The shade at your right hand. F G He will protect you from all evil. C F/C C He will keep your soul.   --- Copyright =A9 2000, Grant Bond     ----- Original Message ----- From: RMB10@aol.com To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: Lead Sheets Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2005 08:17:19 EST   >=20 > I guess I'm weird, but it amazes me that people have a hard time playing = off > of lead sheets. I was taught at an early age to play from chord charts/l= ead > sheets. As a keyboard player, my piano and first organ instructor made s= ure I > knew that I would probably be handed sheets with just words and chords and > that I would have to deal with that stuff working in a church, so=20 > they prepared > me for it. Be glad that there is at least a melody line and chords, from > there, you can improvise an accompaniment. This kind of music=20 > isn't meant to be > played like "organ music", it's piano/guitar music, so it's sort of free = style > anyway. Just enjoy it, have fun with it, don't sweat it. >=20 > Monty Bennett   -- Jan Nijhuis nijhuis@email.com   --=20 ___________________________________________________________ Sign-up for Ads Free at Mail.com http://promo.mail.com/adsfreejump.htm    
(back) Subject: 2-13-05 Re: Lent 1, at my church From: "Jan Nijhuis" <nijhuis@email.com> Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2005 08:16:21 +0800   We don't have to get all "ad hominem" here.=20   Why would anyone choose the New Century Hymnal if they are not part of a UC= C congregation? Is your own hymnal inadequate?=20   (Although it was an honest typo, the bit about the piglets was funny)     .... and my tomorrow?   Prelude: TBD   Hymn: Come Thou Almighty King   Praise Song: One Thing Have I Desired (Stuart Scott) Praise Song: Psalm 121 (Grant Bond) Praise Song: Micah 6:8 (Bob Sklar)   Hymn: Marvelous Grace of Our Loving Lord   Offertory: By Grace I Am an Heir of Heaven -- Georg Neumark (1657)   Hymn: How Sweet and Awesome Is the Place   Benediction and Doxology: Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow         ----- Original Message ----- From: RMB10@aol.com To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: Re: Lent 1, at my church Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2005 08:00:26 EST   >=20 > > Lent 1 Music for our service at Immanuel > > > > Prelude Komm Susser Tod JSB (Transcribed by TDH) > > > > Processional Hymn NCH #22 Sing Praise to God (Lobe Den Herren) > > Introduction: Marcato for Lobe Den Herren TDH > > Interlude, Modulation, Final Verse--arr. Swann > > > > (at my evaluation recently, which was very positive, > > they could not stop talking about how much the > > congregation is loving the way we are doing the > > porcessional hymn. They had not processed with big > > festive accompaniments in over 5 years) > > > > Anthem- Adoramus Te Christe G. Corsi > > > > Communion Hymn-As We Gather at Your Table (Beach > > Spring) > > Closing Hymn Forty Days and Forty Nights (Heinlein) > > > > Postlude Litanies Jehan Alain > > > > =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D > > From Desiree' T. Desiree' Hines > > Chicago, IL 60610 > > ---------------------------- >=20 > A couple of questions here: >=20 > 1. Where is the lenten service? I don't see anything lenten here. Star= ting > off with "Lobe den Herren" doesn't sound very penetential to me. The who= le > service looks/feels like a festival communion service. >=20 > 2. Why don't you play a legitimate version of Komm Susser Tod? There are > published arrangements out there, most famous being Virgil Fox's. A > transcription is NOT taking someone else's arrangement and making=20 > your arrangement of > theirs, suiting it to your organ or abilities, it is going back to origin= al > sources and making a note for note arrangement (as best as=20 > possible). The romantic > era organists, of course, took liberties, as did Stokowski, with his > orchestral transcriptions of the Bach organ works, BUT the essence=20 > of the work was > there. Stylistically the feel was different, but the scholarly research = was > done--no one can quibble there. It wasn't a haphazard easy-play=20 > arrangement done > at someone's whim. >=20 > 3. What is a "porcessional" hymn? Is that when the porcine come marching > down the aisle? I would think that in a non-liturgical church, or a > "eucharistic church," as you have described this church to me, that=20 > lent would be a time > to to keep things more reflective. Since you don't have to follow rubric= s of > a liturgy, you've got the flexibility to not process. >=20 > Oh, it just hit me...maybe a "Porcessional" is like in the Bible when Jes= us > heals the man from the region of Gerasene, and casts out the demons called > "Legion, because we are many" into the herd of pigs and they all go=20 > running over > the embankment into the lake and drown. I've seen some processionals in > churches that look like herds of pigs running before. >=20 > Just a few random thoughts... >=20 > Monty Bennett   -- Jan Nijhuis nijhuis@email.com   --=20 ___________________________________________________________ Sign-up for Ads Free at Mail.com http://promo.mail.com/adsfreejump.htm    
(back) Subject: "Massive" Organ in Kansas From: <TRACKELECT@cs.com> Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2005 19:33:05 EST   Hi All:   I have been helping these people figure out what they have. So far; It's a =   Reuter. 2 manual newish looking stop key console. Originally built in = 1920, rebuilt sometime fairly recently. It looks to be in pretty good shape. My = guess is it's about a dozen ranks. Maybe 20.   Yes, I installed a 3 rank Artiste in a small church and they thought it = was "Huge". This from people who live a few miles from the behemoth in Ocean = Grove. It's sad really.   Cheers:   Alan B  
(back) Subject: Re: 2-13-05 Re: Lent 1, at my church From: "Desiree'" <nicemusica@yahoo.com> Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2005 16:45:47 -0800 (PST)   My congregation is a part of the CC-UCC. It was originally an E & R Congregational Church. We use an old EnR hymnal from the 1940's with inserts from NCH, the hymnal from the UC-Can and the hymnal from a larger UCC Church in Texas. Of course, all inserts are bare a CCLI license number.       __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Mail - Easier than ever with enhanced search. Learn more. http://info.mail.yahoo.com/mail_250  
(back) Subject: Re: 2-13-05 Re: Lent 1, at my church From: "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu> Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2005 20:18:02 -0500   What does "are bare" mean, Desire=E9? Nudity in your church? Heavens!   Randy Runyon     On Feb 12, 2005, at 7:45 PM, Desiree' wrote:   > My congregation is a part of the CC-UCC. > It was originally an E & R Congregational Church. > We use an old EnR hymnal from the 1940's with inserts > from NCH, the hymnal from the UC-Can and the hymnal > from a larger UCC Church in Texas. Of course, all > inserts are bare a CCLI license number. > > > > > =09 > __________________________________ > Do you Yahoo!? > Yahoo! Mail - Easier than ever with enhanced search. Learn more. > http://info.mail.yahoo.com/mail_250 > > ****************************************************************** > "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: Substitute organists From: "Thomas Gregory" <tgregory@speeddial.net> Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2005 19:22:27 -0600   Greetings:   In the past few years I have had the opportunity to sub in many churches = in our area....(Presbyterian/Methodist/Lutheran/Baptist/UCC/etc). Although nearly all experiences are positive, I would like to make a few suggestions to help the substitute feel at home.   The console should be clean. One or two pencils should be sufficient. = (The last church I subbed at had over 50 dull or broken pencils, bent paper clips, used scotch tape, fingernail files, etc. spread throughout the console)!   It is nice to have family pictures in your home, but I question the need = of having baby & family pictures/get well cards/Valentine day cards/shopping lists/gum wrappers/candy bar wrappers etc. spread throughout the console. Please leave the clutter at home.   It only takes a few minutes once a month to gently clean the keys. I find myself doing this at nearly every console I play.   One of two hymnals should be sufficient....moving several books and = hymnals to find room to sit on a bench seems to be excessive.   A short note explaining problems with the instrument is always helpful. Information regarding lights, blower switch location, etc. saves the sub much time.   Phone numbers of the custodian, organ technician, pastor, choir director, church office, etc. should be available.   I always appreciate the hymn titles, tunes and #'s in advance. Church secretaries are nearly always glad to phone or email this information.   Pistons should be available for the sub to use and change. Although I try reset them at the conclusion of the service, organists should keep a list = of their settings and be able to resent them if the need arises.   Pastors are usually very willing to discuss the service if they know a sub is playing. Please tell pastors and choir directors when a sub will be playing.   Please inform the treasurer in advance so a check will be waiting at the = end of the service. Many times I will wait for several weeks to be paid.   A marked bulletin from a previous week will help the sub know what is expected for responses, hymn introductions, etc. Some pastors announce hymns, others don't. It is always nice to know what to expect.   In one church where I sub frequently, the organist always has a very neat console equipped with a tin of mints. This is a nice touch, especially = when there is a long rehearsal prior to a lengthy service. (The pastors always discuss the service in advance).   Qualified substitutes are becoming a rarity. Treat them well and they = will be glad to return.   Best wishes....(Tomorrow I am a United Methodist!)   Tom Gregory                                  
(back) Subject: Re: 2-13-05 Re: Lent 1, at my church From: "Desiree'" <nicemusica@yahoo.com> Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2005 17:23:42 -0800 (PST)   Pardon the typo. I was backspacing and did not go back enough. ;) But the copies have the CCLI permit number on them of-course.   Im still...STILL in recovery. A lister who even called me last night was suprised that I am STILL getting over it.         __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? The all-new My Yahoo! - What will yours do? http://my.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: Need help identifying a tune, if possible (x post) From: <Innkawgneeto@cs.com> Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2005 20:22:59 EST   Howdy friends. I am going to post the notes to a passion chorale, on = which is based the Partita I am doing for my noon-day recital (by the composer, = Piet Rippen). I'm still researching this man, but I'm hoping one of you will = know the tune below. All letters will be quarter notes, unless they are = followed by a hyphen (-), in which case they will be half notes.   Thanks in advance. Neil by the not-so-frozen Bay   FFFBb-G-ABC-A-BbCDBbC-Bb- CA-CD-CBbAG-CCABb-A-G-F.    
(back) Subject: Re: Lent 1, at my church From: "Emily Adams" <eadams@cinci.rr.com> Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2005 20:29:28 -0500   From Monty: "Where is the lenten service? I don't see anything lenten = here. Starting off with "Lobe den Herren" doesn't sound very penetential to me. The = whole service looks/feels like a festival communion service."   I didn't see the Lent, either, but my impression from personal observation =   of a couple of local UCC churches is that they place a lot less emphasis = on the whole Lent/Penticenc/Passion thing than you Baptists do. And of course =   they don't have the strict observance of the liturgical year as we = Lutherans do. It's not much of a stretch for me at all to envision a UCC sermon on = the first Sunday of Lent for which a pastor might think Lobe den Herren = provides appropriate musical reinforcement. Which is the whole point of hymn selection and singing, is it not?    
(back) Subject: Re: This week from Organs and Organists online. From: "Octaaf" <octaaf@charter.net> Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2005 19:39:33 -0600   The Scotch College organ photos are online at http://www.organsandorganistsonline.com/gallery1.htm .   Cheers,   Tim Grenz   ----- Original Message ----- From: "John Foss" <harkat@kat.forthnet.gr> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Saturday, February 12, 2005 7:43 AM Subject: This week from Organs and Organists online.     > I hope that there will be four photographs from Scotch College going on > later - the console, the case and the very beautiful mosaic on the floor =   > of the Entrance Hall in the Music School. > John Foss > http://www.organsandorganistsonline.com/ > http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/orgofftop/ > > > ****************************************************************** > "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: Lent 1, at my church From: "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu> Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2005 20:44:30 -0500   Then there's the notion that every Sunday in Lent is a "little Easter." Something about the forty days of Lent not including the Sundays, maybe? This was discussed in past years, so I guess there's not much point in dredging it up now.   Randy Runyon     On Feb 12, 2005, at 8:29 PM, Emily Adams wrote:   > From Monty: "Where is the lenten service? I don't see anything lenten > here. Starting > off with "Lobe den Herren" doesn't sound very penetential to me. The > whole > service looks/feels like a festival communion service." > > I didn't see the Lent, either, but my impression from personal > observation of a couple of local UCC churches is that they place a lot > less emphasis on the whole Lent/Penticenc/Passion thing than you > Baptists do. And of course they don't have the strict observance of > the liturgical year as we Lutherans do. It's not much of a stretch for > me at all to envision a UCC sermon on the first Sunday of Lent for > which a pastor might think Lobe den Herren provides appropriate > musical reinforcement. Which is the whole point of hymn selection and > singing, is it not? > > > ****************************************************************** > "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: "Massive" Organ in Kansas From: "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu> Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2005 20:48:41 -0500   > I have been helping these people figure out what they have. So far; It's = a > Reuter. 2 manual newish looking stop key console. Originally built in 192= 0, > rebuilt sometime fairly recently. It looks to be in pretty good shape. My > guess is it's about a dozen ranks. Maybe 20. >=20 > Now, THERE=B9s a really interesting idea: what is a 1920=B9s Reuter like= ? > Would I assume electro-pneumatic action & pitman chests? tonal design? >=20 > Karl E. Moyer > Lancaster PA    
(back) Subject: Weights Lifted..a realistic future as an educated organist /reasons for delayed re-entry From: "Desiree'" <nicemusica@yahoo.com> Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2005 18:45:08 -0800 (PST)   First...David, and Tim, I apologize for the items here which are off-topic. Some are on topic. Some things here are sensitive, some are not. Some are just in order to help listers who seem to start back-room conversations to understand just why I have been so late to get myself back into school.   But...for those onthe list that have shown concern, you will be delighted.   Yesterday was wonderful. You see...I will finally be able to be more serious about my application process to school. I will soon have my transcript from my previous college. Yes...that's what was holding me back folks. I could not get back into school without it. Because of certain situations, I was indebted to my previous school. Those situations include extensive housing costs because of certain life journeys I am going through. (AND YES...I have to face it...a lot of people are well aware of my journey) That's just to name a one. (If my original plan had worked, I would be finishing Grad school now)   Some points follow:   ---It's not necessary to start backroom conversations stating that others really need to go back to school to learn a lot more. This is something that others may be working on. Sometimes, others beat themselves up way more than you can regarding this issue. It's not a good feeling to have the desire to learn and be held back because of a piece of paper. Personally, I know that I have a lot more growing to do as a musician, and have desired to do so. It was just that situations were beyond reach until now.   ---If you want to know the goings-on in another persons life, ask that person directly. Don't let the person find out through concerned channels that others cowardess is rampant. There are usually people that will certainly just step up to the plate ans ask others about their lives, and that's a lot more amiable. Sometimes, if you are nice, the other person may fill you in on the real reasons they have had delayed entry into an Organ program. Don't assume that the person can't get accepted anywhere, or is not serious.   ---Know that sometimes, people have had very destitute situations in life that were beyond their control. Some of those situations, listers here may have not endured. Sometimes these situations make them have to put things on the back burner for a very long time. The person who is trying to grow may not have wanted to put things on tbe back burner at all. Maybe some of us actually moved to a place to actually start school, but things went wayward. Some people might have gone suicidal with the situations others were in.   ---Know that some others are well aware that they need to grow musically. It's not always necessary to badger a person into getting back on their feet financially, musically, and educationally. Often, those others wake up, go through the day, and even fall asleep with thoughts about how to get back on track.   ---Know that sometimes, others leave schools because it's a healthy thing to do. It's not always healthy when a school calls a student to a meeting every 6 weeks to ask them why they have to go through certain life processes, or to discuss why they can't live in certain housing situations. It's not alwasy so nice when a school lies to a student about the reason they can't be in a particular choral ensemble. It's certainly not good when the student finds out face to face with upper administration that they were lied to.     ---How should one feel if they were sent a letter by their Music Department stating that the reason they could not be in a choral ensemble was because they did not audition? How should one feel when they later find out in a meeting from university officials that the letter was actually a lie? They tell you that just because of how you are...you can't participate in an ensemble...the ensemble that is required for your degree. How would one feel if 6 days before they are to move into campus housing that the promise of being housed one way was halted by the VP of Student Life because they insisted on calling university attorneys? Sometimes, Music majors are put in situations where they are not able to concentrate on being good students because they are having to battle with people. The fall into situations that they really don't want, and that are unhealthy.   --Know that while many negitive things happen to others, they are still thankful for the good things that happened. Those things might include exposure to particular instruments, styles of music, techniques of playing, and performers. So, with the bad, they are certainly able to recognize the good.   All I can say is that I am happy that my future as a College educated Organist is a lot more tangible after yesterday. Hmmm...Im going to graduate an old maid at 27 (or 28...eek!)         =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D From Desiree' T. Desiree' Hines Chicago, IL 60610 ---------------------------- For Compositions by Desiree' Frog Music Press www.frogmusic.com ------------------------------- FOR CONCERTS BY DESIREE' http://concertartist.info/bios/hines.html     __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Mail - You care about security. So do we. http://promotions.yahoo.com/new_mail  
(back) Subject: Re: "Massive" Organ in Kansas From: "William` Chapman" <wmgrantchapman@msn.com> Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2005 22:05:19 -0500   Karl:   Chests are most likely ventil ("like" Casavant) or electro-mechanical unit =   (a Reuter design). Very likely started life as a unit organ.   Wm. G. Chapman   >From: Karl Moyer <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu> Reply-To: "PipeChat" ><pipechat@pipechat.org> To: pipechat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Subject: Re: =   >"Massive" Organ in Kansas Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2005 20:48:41 -0500 > > > I have been helping these people figure out what they have. So far; = It's >a > Reuter. 2 manual newish looking stop key console. Originally built in =   >1920, > rebuilt sometime fairly recently. It looks to be in pretty good >shape. My > guess is it's about a dozen ranks. Maybe 20. > > Now, >THERE=B9s a really interesting idea: what is a 1920=B9s Reuter like? > = Would I >assume electro-pneumatic action & pitman chests? tonal design? > > >Karl E. Moyer > Lancaster PA >   _________________________________________________________________ FREE pop-up blocking with the new MSN Toolbar =96 get it now! http://toolbar.msn.click-url.com/go/onm00200415ave/direct/01/    
(back) Subject: Re: "Massive" Organ in Kansas From: "Desiree'" <nicemusica@yahoo.com> Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2005 19:20:14 -0800 (PST)   A Reuter from 1930 would actually be fairly nice, would'nt it? I played a decent one in WA...12 ranks, all enclosed. It was a neat little organ for the room, which seated about 175.       __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? The all-new My Yahoo! - What will yours do? http://my.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: Substitute organists - hints From: "Millie & David Kenney" <kenn411@bellsouth.net> Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2005 22:47:20 -0500   Tom -   Well-said! I hate a cluttered console, too. In fact, I truly think that = organ builders should fit (and "retro-fit") all their consoles with a = holder for two pencils, a small cache for paper clips, small tape = dispenser, and a small post-it note holder, and perhaps a glasses holder. = A console "side shelf" to hold a hymnbook or two could be available also, = if there is no storage under the top of the bench.   Re: marking the service bulletin with info. - great idea. I have even = suggested using certain general pistons (Gen 1 is Doxology, gen 2 is = Gloria, Gen 3 is for intro to hymns, Gen 4 is for "triumphant final = verses", etc) What I have also done for subs (I just decided to make time = to do it) is to make a notebook (1/2 inch ring) with everything copied for = the service in order (including Doxology, Gloria Patri), with all the = introductions clearly marked, with any cue words. One can put them in the = notebook after punching holes in the pages, OR put them in the clear = plastic sheet protectors to make turning easier. The only drawback to = this method is having to take pages out to mark anything. In the front = notebook pocket can be stored the numbers for the staff and organ tech, = etc.   Generally a church can cut a check and have it waiting in the office or on = the bench. I would simply state to the church, "I know I don't have to = worry about getting paid by your church, but I require payment by the = Friday before playing for the service on Sunday." (or words to that = effect). You might even have a substitute organists' agreement that you = shared with the regular organist, so the Board/Session/Vestry could make = plans ahead of time. Granted there are Sunday morning emergencies, and = the designated "check-writer" may not be there. But many churches have a = pastor's discretionary fund that can be tapped in such an event, to be = reimbursed by the treasurer at a later time.   Just some thoughts. . .   Take care, David Kenney   Millie & David Kenney 135 18th Street, NE Cleveland, TN 37311   (423) 473-9705