PipeChat Digest #5095 - Monday, January 17, 2005
 
Re: Cantor, Sacred Musician or What?
  by "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu>
RE: Evaluating Church Organists
  by "Dominic Scullion" <dominicscullion@email.com>
free downloads of Bach's organ music
  by "Daniel Hancock" <dhancock@brpae.com>
This week's MP3 - more music of Steve Best
  by "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@adelphia.net>
"The Parish Organist" volume sought [x-posted]
  by "Charlie Lester" <crl@137.com>
Re: Evaluating Church Organists
  by <robian@esc.net.au>
Well, THAT was fast!! [x-posted]
  by "Charlie Lester" <crl@137.com>
Comment on learning WAS  Bach Sheet music
  by "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com>
Re: Well, THAT was fast!! [x-posted]
  by "Paul Smith" <kipsmith@getgoin.net>
RE:  Decent instrument
  by <Myosotis51@aol.com>
Re: Evaluating Church Organists ......  Why Not ??
  by <Myosotis51@aol.com>
Re: Evaluating Church Organists
  by "Paul Smith" <kipsmith@getgoin.net>
RE: "...people, too, will be burned."
  by "TheShieling" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz>
PipeChat IRC this evening,
  by "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca>
RE: This week's MP3 - more music of Steve Best
  by "John M. Scott" <jscott@wolfvillebaptist.ca>
Re: This week's MP3 - more music of Steve Best
  by "Stephen Best" <stevebest@usadatanet.net>
Sorry!
  by "Stephen Best" <stevebest@usadatanet.net>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Cantor, Sacred Musician or What? From: "Karl Moyer" <kmoyer@marauder.millersville.edu> Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2005 12:32:03 -0500   In addition to Alan=B9s recommendation, perhaps interested persons should see the late Rev. Dr. M. Alfred Bichsel=B9s lectures at an ALCM conference many years ago on this subject, published, I believe, by Morningstar for the ALCM. =20   Karl E. Moyer     On 1/17/05 5:09 AM, "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> wrote:   > On 1/17/05 11:38 AM, "Shirley" <pnst.shirley@verizon.net> wrote: >=20 >> > What do ya'lll think of the title of "cantor" if "cantor" is defined a= s >> leader=20 >> > of the song of the assembly, even if you're the organist? >> >=20 > Shirley: There is a small book(let), published, I think, by Concordia, S= t. > Louis, that does a quite scholarly treatment on the Cantor/Kantor in Chri= stian > worship. As I recall, its thrust is that the Cantor is (like that guy in > Leipzig) is a TOTAL (probably full time) music person, composing, arrangi= ng, > teaching, rehearsing, planning, singing, conducting=8Bthe whole thing. A c= antor > has a broad theological and specifically liturgical education. (For that > reason it=B9s rather related to the Jewish term, =B3Chazzan=B2 or =B3Cantor.=B2) >=20 > The current RC use of the word for one who leads the singing of the psalm= ody > is a much lesser thing. >=20 > Alan Freed      
(back) Subject: RE: Evaluating Church Organists From: "Dominic Scullion" <dominicscullion@email.com> Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2005 18:10:53 -0000   The organist has a right to know that he is subject to what seems to be a secret operation. I would tell him. DS   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of = Bob Conway Sent: 17 January 2005 05:44 To: PipeChat Subject: Re: Evaluating Church Organists   Richard 'et al',   Somehow, deep inside me, I smell something fishy in this situation. What ever you do, you would be interfering in some-one else's affairs.   For what it is worth, I would leave this one alone, and let the church, pastor, congregation, who-ever, do their own dirty work. You really have no idea of the situation, or the motives of the participants, you are not there often enough to be able to see if there is anything behind all this.   I would decline to do such a review / evaluation.   Bob Conway   At 10:46 PM 1/16/2005, you wrote: >OK, here's the situation. I play in a professional regional orchestra in >another state. For concert weekends, I make one trip there and stay all >weekend. > The pastor of the church I attend when in that city has asked me to = write a >brief review/evaluation of their current organist since I'm relatively >uninvolved in that congregation, and he thinks that the person in the >congregation >who is 'responsible' for doing this has their own agenda. (The pastor is =   >also a >very steady audience member of the the orchestra, and we have long >conversations about the concerts and the music). > >I've heard this organist play several times and have no doubt that they have >a competent and able organist. However, I'm not sure exactly what = criteria >should be used to evaluate them. Does anyone have a list or suggestions = of >things I should focus on, such as technique, choice of music, ability to >both lead >and accompany congregational singing, 'timing' (for lack of a better = word) of >congregational responces, etc. Any thoughts would be greatly = appreciated. > >Thanx in advance, > >Richard Spittel > >****************************************************************** >"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>       ****************************************************************** "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: free downloads of Bach's organ music From: "Daniel Hancock" <dhancock@brpae.com> Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2005 12:18:44 -0600   > I thought there was a site with downloadable (free) organ sheet music   > of the works of JSBach. I have searched but cannot find. My daughter=20 > wants to play "Little Fugue in G Minor". Not that she will be able to   > play it very well but I think she should at least practice music that=20 > she enjoys and she > can only help but get better. Thanks, Amy   Amy, et al-   There is a site that features certain public domain works of music for downloading and printing.   "Free Sheetmusic Library" http://www.bh2000.net/score/   For Bach, select the same under the Organ Works. You'll find the Eight Little Preludes and Fugues under Section VII: Miscellaneous Chorale Preludes (including some doubtful and spurious works).   In addition, the organ works of Buxtehude, Froberger, Handel and Pachelbel are available here, as well as miscellaneous other collections for different instrument/ensembles/voices (All of J.S Bach's Church Cantatas can be found here).   I have found that you cannot open these up in printable version off this website; you must download the file you want and save it to your computer or disk first. Then, you can open it in Adobe Acrobat to print it.   Hope this helps. =20   Daniel Hancock Springfield, Missouri  
(back) Subject: This week's MP3 - more music of Steve Best From: "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@adelphia.net> Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2005 10:53:49 -0800   Hello friends,   Steve has done it again - this time it is a set of 3 pieces written for his students - I'll quote what Steve has written for the inside cover:   ********* When in the fall of 2004, I found myself in the enviable position of teaching three specially talented organists in their mid-teens, I decided that one way to recognize their abilitities was to write pieces in their honor. The goals I set were that (1) each piece must reflect the personality of the student for whom it was written, (2) each piece must be within the technical grasp of the student for whom it was written, and (3) each piece, although written for a young artist, must be of sufficient appeal that it could be used by any organist. Just as it is a joy to teach such outstanding young people, it has been a joy to match compositions to each of their unique personalities. The titles given include the first name of each student. Although alternate titles are included for performers who may prefer more generic names, it is my hope that the original titles be used in special recognition of the remarkable achievements of these young artists. Stephen Best Utica, New York January 3, 2005   **********   This is the 3rd piece of the set, Leah's Dance   http://evensongmusic.net/audio/LeahDance.mp3 (2.78mb) http://evensongmusic.net/audio/LQ/LeahDanceLQ.mp3 (473kb)   This piece made me smile..... and I think that it and the other 3 would be wonderful for those of you who have young (or young at heart) students. As time permits, I'll be preparing the other 2 in the set, and then Evensong Music will be offering the scores   Best Wishes to all!   -- Jonathan Orwig Evensong Music, Media and Graphics New Choral and Organ Music http://www.evensongmusic.net    
(back) Subject: "The Parish Organist" volume sought [x-posted] From: "Charlie Lester" <crl@137.com> Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2005 10:58:43 -0800   I am looking for a particular volume of The Parish Organist (Concordia) because it contains a hymn setting that I'd like to use for something coming up. I had the book once upon a time but someone borrowed or snitched it and I can't seem to find it. I don't remember the volume number but can describe the piece I am looking for.   I =3DTHINK=3D but am not sure, that the name of the chorale the setting is based on is "Jesus, Lead Thou On" by, I believe, Paul Manz.   I can solfege the first part of it --- key of F; do sol sol fa mi fa re mi ... do DO DO ti la ti sol la ... etc etc ... it's a really nice, slow, pastorale piece with lush harmonization [one for the "Full Slush" department!] -- the middle section has a long pedal point on low F with the manuals "slushing" along above it. It's yummy!!   If anyone has a spare copy of this -- presuming they can sort through the vagueness (sorry!) and figure out just what it is -- please email me off-list with $, particulars, etc. Thanks very much.   ~ C      
(back) Subject: Re: Evaluating Church Organists From: <robian@esc.net.au> Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2005 05:30:57 +1030   Judge not lest ye be judged!   Robian.   > At 10:46 PM 1/16/2005, you wrote: >> OK, here's the situation. I play in a professional regional >> orchestra in >> another state. For concert weekends, I make one trip there and stay >> all weekend. >> The pastor of the church I attend when in that city has asked me to >> write a >> brief review/evaluation of their current organist since I'm relatively >> uninvolved in that congregation, and he thinks that the person in the >> congregation >> who is 'responsible' for doing this has their own agenda. (The >> pastor is also a >> very steady audience member of the the orchestra, and we have long >> conversations about the concerts and the music). >> >> I've heard this organist play several times and have no doubt that >> they have >> a competent and able organist. However, I'm not sure exactly what >> criteria >> should be used to evaluate them. Does anyone have a list or >> suggestions of >> things I should focus on, such as technique, choice of music, ability >> to both lead >> and accompany congregational singing, 'timing' (for lack of a better >> word) of >> congregational responces, etc. Any thoughts would be greatly >> appreciated. >> >> Thanx in advance, >> >> Richard Spittel >>    
(back) Subject: Well, THAT was fast!! [x-posted] From: "Charlie Lester" <crl@137.com> Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2005 11:17:21 -0800   I have already rec'd an affirmative reply to my query about my search for "The Parish Organist" volume, so it's a done deal in less than five minutes!   These lists can really be a tremendous resource.   Much obliged---   ~ C    
(back) Subject: Comment on learning WAS Bach Sheet music From: "T.Desiree' Hines" <nicemusica@yahoo.com> Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2005 11:29:21 -0800 (PST)     --- "Dr. Amy Fleming" <docamy@alltel.net> wrote:   > well but I think she should at least practice music > that she enjoys and she > can only help but get better. Thanks, Amy   This is a good statement. I find that pieces I enjoy listening to, I am able to learn faster, play better, and the final result is good.   DH     __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Mail - Find what you need with new enhanced search. http://info.mail.yahoo.com/mail_250  
(back) Subject: Re: Well, THAT was fast!! [x-posted] From: "Paul Smith" <kipsmith@getgoin.net> Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2005 13:51:42 -0600   Hello - I am looking at volume III of the Parish Organist, page 55. It is the text that you mentioned ("Jesus, Lead Thou On"), but it isn't at all like the piece you described. It is a basic chorale setting by JS Bach, = with the 3-part simplified setting below it, all in G major. I wonder if you should still keep looking? Kip Smith in Missouri ----- Original Message ----- From: "Charlie Lester" <crl@137.com> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org>; "Pipe Organs & Related Topics" <piporg-l@listserv.albany.edu> Sent: Monday, January 17, 2005 1:17 PM Subject: Well, THAT was fast!! [x-posted]     >I have already rec'd an affirmative reply to my query about my search for =   >"The Parish Organist" volume, so it's a done deal in less than five >minutes! > > These lists can really be a tremendous resource. > > Much obliged--- > > ~ > C > > > ****************************************************************** > "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: Decent instrument From: <Myosotis51@aol.com> Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2005 14:52:53 EST   Hello thoehn@theatreorgans.com, In reference to your comment:     I have played many a "little old analog Baldwin church organ" most with only 1 or 2 channels quite comfortably playing the works of J. S. Bach et =   al. The trick is to use selective registration -   Also -- I have in my possession a recording by no less than Virgil Fox on =   one of those 4 channel Baldwin analog organs with the works of I believe (record at home, I'm at work) Bach, Boellman, Franck and others.   Not having a decent instrument to practice on is pure tripe.   I practice on a Yamaha P80 stacked with a Korg synth and an imaginary pedalboard. I consider this to be positively indecent. <grin> Victoria  
(back) Subject: Re: Evaluating Church Organists ...... Why Not ?? From: <Myosotis51@aol.com> Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2005 14:59:25 EST   Hello mattcinnj@yahoo.com,     In reference to your comment: To my reading the Pastor is seeking to do this in a fair and impartial manner. On the other hand, I would expect that the Pastor would perform = all of this evaluation work himself, if he had the "guts". ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   The Pastor, quite rightfully, is apparently staying out of the = hiring/firing business. Some years ago, I was replaced due to my cancer treatments interfering with my ability to play. Since I had joined the church, I = was "fired" by my pastor - leaving me without a church when I really needed to be = part of one.   The church SHOULD have a Music Committee that meets and draws up an agreed-upon evaluation.   Victoria    
(back) Subject: Re: Evaluating Church Organists From: "Paul Smith" <kipsmith@getgoin.net> Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2005 14:01:21 -0600   Just a thought on this subject that no one else has written about. I got = the feeling from the original letter that the Pastor may be looking for some _positive_ evaluation from a knowledgeable outsider to support the job = that his competant organist is doing against some in-church gripeing. The = "person in the >>> congregation >>> who is 'responsible' for doing this has their own agenda. " It sounds >>> like a supportive thing that you can do for the Pastor and the = organist, >>> since you know that said organist is competant and performing well. >>> There is always someone around who has an ax to grind, and an >>> un-intimidated outside voice might help in this situation. Go ahead = and >>> say what you think. There are no objective criteria, and I suspect = that >>> we are too afraid of such evaluation to even discuss the situation >>> calmly. Kip in Missouri ----- Original Message ----- From: <robian@esc.net.au> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Monday, January 17, 2005 1:00 PM Subject: Re: Evaluating Church Organists     > Judge not lest ye be judged! > > Robian. > >> At 10:46 PM 1/16/2005, you wrote: >>> OK, here's the situation. I play in a professional regional orchestra =   >>> in >>> another state. For concert weekends, I make one trip there and stay = all >>> weekend. >>> The pastor of the church I attend when in that city has asked me to >>> write a >>> brief review/evaluation of their current organist since I'm relatively >>> uninvolved in that congregation, and he thinks that the person in the >>> congregation >>> who is 'responsible' for doing this has their own agenda. (The pastor =   >>> is also a >>> very steady audience member of the the orchestra, and we have long >>> conversations about the concerts and the music). >>> >>> I've heard this organist play several times and have no doubt that = they >>> have >>> a competent and able organist. However, I'm not sure exactly what >>> criteria >>> should be used to evaluate them. Does anyone have a list or = suggestions >>> of >>> things I should focus on, such as technique, choice of music, ability = to >>> both lead >>> and accompany congregational singing, 'timing' (for lack of a better >>> word) of >>> congregational responces, etc. Any thoughts would be greatly >>> appreciated. >>> >>> Thanx in advance, >>> >>> Richard Spittel >>> > > > ****************************************************************** > "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: "...people, too, will be burned." From: "TheShieling" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2005 09:37:07 +1300   > Well, sir, although pulling the New Zealand wool over your eyes in whatever bucolic intellectual "shieling" you inhabit makes you feel defensively and smugly comfortable, I shall leave you with this well-known piece of = writing about the Nazis by Martin Niemoeller (which may not have made it to New Zealand yet, or simply is being ignored):   Believe me, I know the Niemoller words and have read his work, way back = some 40 years ago and more. You do me a disservice by your suggestions and assumptions. NZers are very well aware indeed of the whole ghastly Hitler episode and what went with it. It is a matter of fact that NZ actually declared war on Germany before the UK did. Not by much, but it shows our awareness here, 13000 miles away, of what goes on in Europe on the other side of the world. I really don't want an argument about Nazism, or the Holocaust, or any of those things, as they are not appropriate for this List, however important they are to be remembered and taught. What I was trying to suggest is that the tune in question is a hymntune and is rightfully so, and that rejecting it for political reasons from a short portion of its history is going too far. However much anyone cares about Nazi-ism and all its utter evils, it is not callous, smug, ignorant, = bucolic indifference or anything else to suggest the tune Austria need not raise those concerns, entirely out of context, in an ordinary Sunday church service some 60 years after WWII. To do so would be, as I suggested, as silly as banning "O Tannenbaum" or Christmas because of the association of the tune with Stalinism and all that went with that horrific regime also. = To use those tunes is not to ignore the horrendous things that happened, but = to allow the tune to be free of those concerns, as indeed it has been for almost all of its history.   In exactly the same way, it was not an example of the things you accuse me of, for the BBC to play Beethoven, a German, when WWII ended - you know, = the dit dit dit dah of the opening of Symph.5 - the "V" for victory thing in Morse. It was entirely appropriate, as Beethoven (and Haydn) need not be politicised or linked to anything but their music. I'm sure most Germans, too, including Jews, would not want to ban Wagner because of its associations long after it was written, but merely enjoy it for what it = is. (Personally, I can't stand Wagner operas, but that's a different story!)   Please don't be offended, as no offence was intended or implied.   Ross      
(back) Subject: PipeChat IRC this evening, From: "Bob Conway" <conwayb@sympatico.ca> Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2005 16:22:27 -0500   All members of PipeChat are invited to join us in the PipeChat IRC any Friday and Monday evening - beginning at 9.00 PM Eastern Time.   To find out more about the Chat room, or how to get into it, go to PipeChat-L web page at http://www.pipechat.org/   You will find out all you need to know to join us.   Tonight at 9.00 PM, - I hope that we will see you there.   Cheers,   Bob Conway     ****************************************************************** "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>     ****************************************************************** "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>       ****************************************************************** "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: This week's MP3 - more music of Steve Best From: "John M. Scott" <jscott@wolfvillebaptist.ca> Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2005 17:36:42 -0400   Reminds me of Aaron Copeland's "Rodeo" - just needs a clap stick and few more bars of 5/8! Where was the piece recorded?   thanks   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of Jonathan Orwig Sent: Monday, January 17, 2005 2:54 PM To: undisclosed-recipients: Subject: This week's MP3 - more music of Steve Best   Hello friends,   Steve has done it again - this time it is a set of 3 pieces written for his students - I'll quote what Steve has written for the inside cover:   ********* When in the fall of 2004, I found myself in the enviable position of teaching three specially talented organists in their mid-teens, I decided that one way to recognize their abilitities was to write pieces in their honor. The goals I set were that (1) each piece must reflect the personality of the student for whom it was written, (2) each piece must be within the technical grasp of the student for whom it was written, and (3) each piece, although written for a young artist, must be of sufficient appeal that it could be used by any organist. Just as it is a joy to teach such outstanding young people, it has been a joy to match compositions to each of their unique personalities. The titles given include the first name of each student. Although alternate titles are included for performers who may prefer more generic names, it is my hope that the original titles be used in special recognition of the remarkable achievements of these young artists. Stephen Best Utica, New York January 3, 2005   **********   This is the 3rd piece of the set, Leah's Dance   http://evensongmusic.net/audio/LeahDance.mp3 (2.78mb) http://evensongmusic.net/audio/LQ/LeahDanceLQ.mp3 (473kb)   This piece made me smile..... and I think that it and the other 3 would be wonderful for those of you who have young (or young at heart) students. As time permits, I'll be preparing the other 2 in the set, and then Evensong Music will be offering the scores   Best Wishes to all!   -- Jonathan Orwig Evensong Music, Media and Graphics New Choral and Organ Music http://www.evensongmusic.net     ****************************************************************** "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: This week's MP3 - more music of Steve Best From: "Stephen Best" <stevebest@usadatanet.net> Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2005 17:38:50 -0500   Nice!   The remaining 2 mp3's should be easy to do since registration doesn't pose any challenges. I think I mentioned that you ought not bother with the optional repeat when you do the "TT for Michael."   What do you think about pricing? Same as the "Three Festive Pieces"?   Best from Steve   Jonathan Orwig wrote:   > Hello friends, > > Steve has done it again - this time it is a set of 3 pieces written > for his students - I'll quote what Steve has written for the inside = cover: > > ********* > When in the fall of 2004, I found myself in the enviable position of > teaching three specially talented organists in their mid-teens, I > decided that one way to recognize their abilitities was to write > pieces in their honor. The goals I set were that (1) each piece must > reflect the personality of the student for whom it was written, (2) > each piece must be within the technical grasp of the student for whom > it was written, and (3) each piece, although written for a young > artist, must be of sufficient appeal that it could be used by any > organist. Just as it is a joy to teach such outstanding young people, > it has been a joy to match compositions to each of their unique > personalities. The titles given include the first name of each > student. Although alternate titles are included for performers who > may prefer more generic names, it is my hope that the original titles > be used in special recognition of the remarkable achievements of these > young artists. Stephen Best > Utica, New York > January 3, 2005 > > ********** > > This is the 3rd piece of the set, Leah's Dance > > http://evensongmusic.net/audio/LeahDance.mp3 (2.78mb) > http://evensongmusic.net/audio/LQ/LeahDanceLQ.mp3 (473kb) > > This piece made me smile..... and I think that it and the other 3 > would be wonderful > for those of you who have young (or young at heart) students. > As time permits, I'll be preparing the other 2 in the set, and then > Evensong Music > will be offering the scores > > Best Wishes to all! >      
(back) Subject: Sorry! From: "Stephen Best" <stevebest@usadatanet.net> Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2005 17:40:42 -0500   Sorry, pipe chatters! I hit the reply button to Jonathan Orwig without noticing the reply went to all of you!   Steve Best