PipeChat Digest #5100 - Wednesday, January 19, 2005
 
Re: "Here I Am, Lord"
  by <BlueeyedBear@aol.com>
Re: AGO Pedal Specification
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Re: "Here I Am, Lord"
  by "Bob Elms" <bobelms@westnet.com.au>
Temple music
  by "Bob Elms" <bobelms@westnet.com.au>
Re: AGO Pedal Specification
  by "Roy Redman" <rredman@imagin.net>
Re: getting back "on topic"
  by <ProOrgo53@aol.com>
i hate to be the bearer of bad news ...
  by "Merry Foxworth" <m.foxworth@verizon.net>
Re: Busy AGO Conventions
  by "Merry Foxworth" <m.foxworth@verizon.net>
Re: AGO Pedal Specification
  by "Brent Johnson" <brentmj@charter.net>
Re: Good Music
  by "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com>
Re: Free Sheetmusic Library
  by "Dr. Amy Fleming" <docamy@alltel.net>
Re: I hate to be the bearer of bad news ...
  by "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@earthlink.net>
Re: WAS "...people, too, will be burned."  NOW bad music usage
  by "Cole" <rcolev@woh.rr.com>
Re: WAS "...people, too, will be burned."  NOW bad music usage
  by "Brent Johnson" <brentmj@charter.net>
Re: Organ rags
  by "Shirley" <pnst.shirley@verizon.net>
Re: Busy AGO Conventions
  by "Shirley" <pnst.shirley@verizon.net>
Old Chestnuts -- some of them stale
  by "Charlie Lester" <crl@137.com>
Re: "Here I Am, Lord"
  by <SWF12262@aol.com>
Re: Organ rags
  by "Jan Nijhuis" <nijhuis@email.com>
Re: bad music usage
  by "Jan Nijhuis" <nijhuis@email.com>
Re: WAS "...people, too, will be burned."  NOW bad music usage
  by "Bob Elms" <bobelms@westnet.com.au>
RE: Organ rags
  by "TheShieling" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz>
 

(back) Subject: Re: "Here I Am, Lord" From: <BlueeyedBear@aol.com> Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2005 21:03:55 EST   In a message dated 1/18/05 5:47:58 PM Pacific Standard Time, bobelms@westnet.com.au writes:   > Oh come on Ron! There are plenty worse than that one! Here they still = sing > "Let there be Peace on earth" and "Will you love me?" > The former was on the hit parade about 35 years ago but the Catholic = Church > hasn't caught up with that yet! > Bob Elms.     how about kum ba yah?   i'm also reminded of an aunt telling me of a time in the 1980s when she visited a church that was observing "compost sunday." honestly, she said = the entire service revolved around the importance of compost. wonder what = music they might have sung? (she didn't mention the music.)   scot  
(back) Subject: Re: AGO Pedal Specification From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2005 20:07:45 -0600   At 8:35 PM -0500 1/18/05, Gfc234@aol.com wrote: >In a message dated 1/18/05 7:29:23 PM, dscambler@bmm.com writes: > >> >>I often see people referring to the AGO Pedal Specification. But I have >>never seen it. >>Where can I find the specification? >> >>dave >> > > >www.agohq.org   At one point in time a PDF file of the AGO Console Specifications was posted on the AGO Web Site but the last time I went looking I couldn't find it and discovered that since it is a printed booklet you need to order it from the AGO.   David  
(back) Subject: Re: "Here I Am, Lord" From: "Bob Elms" <bobelms@westnet.com.au> Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 10:12:33 +0800   I have no idea what is going on here but I have just received 85 copies of =   the email shown below. This follows on a couple of dozen copies of another =   email yesterday from the same source. There is no text, just the header. Is anyone else on the list having the same problem. Forn another message I =   received it is obvious someone with my email address in their address book =   has a virus which is sending out emails under my name but I think this is proably something different. Any clues, anyone. Bob Elms.   ----- Original Message ----- From: <ResearchIV@aol.com> To: <bobelms@westnet.com.au> Sent: Tuesday, January 18, 2005 10:57 PM Subject: Fwd: "Here I Am, Lord"     > >     ---------------------------------------------------------------------------= -----     No virus found in this incoming message. Checked by AVG Anti-Virus. Version: 7.0.300 / Virus Database: 265.7.0 - Release Date: 17/01/2005       -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Anti-Virus. Version: 7.0.300 / Virus Database: 265.7.0 - Release Date: 17/01/2005    
(back) Subject: Temple music From: "Bob Elms" <bobelms@westnet.com.au> Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 10:17:18 +0800   Well, Arie, I listed my reference from the Library at St Columba's University College Western Australia. I can do no ore than that. Bob Elms.       -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Anti-Virus. Version: 7.0.300 / Virus Database: 265.7.0 - Release Date: 17/01/2005    
(back) Subject: Re: AGO Pedal Specification From: "Roy Redman" <rredman@imagin.net> Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2005 21:02:30 -0600   It is found in Barnes, The Contemporary American Organ Roy Redman ----- Original Message ----- From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Tuesday, January 18, 2005 8:07 PM Subject: Re: AGO Pedal Specification     > At 8:35 PM -0500 1/18/05, Gfc234@aol.com wrote: > >In a message dated 1/18/05 7:29:23 PM, dscambler@bmm.com writes: > > > >> > >>I often see people referring to the AGO Pedal Specification. But I = have > >>never seen it. > >>Where can I find the specification? > >> > >>dave > >> > > > > > >www.agohq.org > > At one point in time a PDF file of the AGO Console Specifications was > posted on the AGO Web Site but the last time I went looking I > couldn't find it and discovered that since it is a printed booklet > you need to order it from the AGO. > > David > > ****************************************************************** > "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: getting back "on topic" From: <ProOrgo53@aol.com> Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2005 22:27:15 EST   There is at least one other (if not several) internet users' list(s) relating to HYMNODY. Can we please get back on the "general" topic of = organs, organ literature, maintenance, building, tuning, composers of organ music? Dale Rider Independence, MO USA  
(back) Subject: i hate to be the bearer of bad news ... From: "Merry Foxworth" <m.foxworth@verizon.net> Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2005 22:50:10 -0500   ....but I heard the First Baptist Church of Jamaica Plain, Boston, with = its historic Hook organ, burned down tonight.   =B4=A8=A8)) -:=A6:- =B8.=B7=B4 .=B7=B4=A8=A8)) ((=B8=B8.=B7=B4 ..=B7=B4 -:=A6:-=20   An excerpt from Robert Giddings "Musical Quotes and Anecdotes", published in Longman Pocket Companions:=20 "There let the pealing organ blow,=20 To the full-voiced choir below,=20 In service high, and anthems clear,=20 As may with sweetness, through mine ear,=20 Dissolve me into ecstasies,=20 And bring all Heav'n before mine eyes".=20 John Milton - Il Penseroso (1632).=20   Merry Foxworth Open Door Realty=20 Boston, MA 02131 =20 617 469-4888 x207 877 865-1703 toll free http://www.opendoorrlty.com/  
(back) Subject: Re: Busy AGO Conventions From: "Merry Foxworth" <m.foxworth@verizon.net> Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2005 22:54:41 -0500   The Philadelphia 2002 convention was also like that. There was scarcely time to get anything to eat, just fast food, no time to sit in a = restaurant. However, the bus schedules stayed on time. Also, it was so unbearably hot that week, who had the appetite to eat much? And anyway we were lucky to = be right next to the Reading Terminal Market.   =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: <BlueeyedBear@aol.com> To: ""PipeChat"" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Tuesday, January 18, 2005 6:20 PM Subject: Re: Busy AGO Conventions     > On Jan 18, 2005, at 5:31 PM, PipeChat wrote: > > > any thoughts on the Los Angeles 2004 AGO National? I thought too much > > was sandwiched in on each day. Hardly time to breathe, eat, etc. > > between events. > > > > and, the trek up to Hollywood Bowl was a fiasco > > national conventions have always been like that. my first, in 1982, was no exception. i had to miss an afternoon and evening of programs just to catch up on rest. so i missed a little, big deal. what i did get to see was fantastic. i wouldn't trade the experience for anything. > > scot > > ****************************************************************** > "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: AGO Pedal Specification From: "Brent Johnson" <brentmj@charter.net> Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2005 21:58:25 -0600   There's a copy at http://organ.wicks.com/pdf/agoconsole.pdf. Brent Johnson ORGANLive - Music of the organ on demand http://www.organlive.com   (Shh! Don't tell the AGO. They're not charging for it)   David Scribner wrote:   > At 8:35 PM -0500 1/18/05, Gfc234@aol.com wrote: > >> In a message dated 1/18/05 7:29:23 PM, dscambler@bmm.com writes: >> >>> >>> I often see people referring to the AGO Pedal Specification. But I = have >>> never seen it. >>> Where can I find the specification? >>> >>> dave >>> >> >> >> www.agohq.org > > > At one point in time a PDF file of the AGO Console Specifications was > posted on the AGO Web Site but the last time I went looking I couldn't > find it and discovered that since it is a printed booklet you need to > order it from the AGO. > > David > > ****************************************************************** > "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: Good Music From: "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com> Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2005 22:00:02 -0600   In response to part of my comments,   > In the U.S., the movement really started in the early 1900s, with the > publication of Montani's St. Gregory, and the competeing St. Basil > hymnals.   BlueeyedBear@aol.com wrote:   > excuse me, but the hymn movement started well before that. or did you > forget about southern harmony, virginia harmony, kentucky harmony, the > sacred harp, and many other examples of hymnals which came before 1850?   And while I would concede his point, I would note that the comment he quoted was in the paragraph specifically addressing the question of congregational song within the Roman Catholic tradition, and the hymnals cited by Bear probably were little used, if at all in that environment.   ns.  
(back) Subject: Re: Free Sheetmusic Library From: "Dr. Amy Fleming" <docamy@alltel.net> Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2005 22:08:06 -0600   Daniel , Ummmm - I think there is one at the Methodist church and one at the Episcopal church - an older one that was restored and put into the = existing building. I really should check them out but I like to go to my own = church on Sunday. My daughter Cheryl takes lessons in Branson with James Goldapp = - sometimes at the College of the Ozarks on their pipe organ and sometimes = at the Lutheran church.   Where are you in Springfield? Where is the best pipe organ there?   I probably will purchase the book of Bach's music at some point as a gift for her but I did manage to download a printable copy from Musica Viva.   Amy   >It's interesting to know that there are other pipechat members in the >region. I'd be interested to know about pipe organs in Harrison. Are >there many?      
(back) Subject: Re: I hate to be the bearer of bad news ... From: "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2005 22:12:09 -0600   Sadly, this would seem to be true. See: http://www.boston.com/dailynews/018/region/Fire_engulfs_Boston_church_:.sht= ml   -Tim   At 09:50 PM 1/18/2005, Merry wrote: >...but I heard the First Baptist Church of Jamaica Plain, Boston, with = its >historic Hook organ, burned down tonight.    
(back) Subject: Re: WAS "...people, too, will be burned." NOW bad music usage From: "Cole" <rcolev@woh.rr.com> Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2005 23:21:53 -0500   Victoria wrote: >The WORST and funniest car commercial I ever saw was for Infiniti some=20 >years back. Perfectly lovely car, charming actor introducing it.......=20 >and Mozart's "Dies Irae" in the background. I almost fell off my chair=20 >laughing. "Buy this car and be damned...." > >Remember that one? Any others?   There's the use of the "Pie Jesu" from the Faur=E9 Requiem in the= "Absolutely=20 Fabulous" TV movie. It was the processional at the wedding of Saffie,=20 Edena's daughter. I'm sure the creative minds behind the production chose=20 that work for it's "stressed conflict" in a comedy situation. I laughed so= =20 hard I hyper-ventilated and became quite horse.   Cole Votaw -- Springfield, Ohio, USA     -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Anti-Virus. Version: 7.0.300 / Virus Database: 265.7.0 - Release Date: 1/17/2005      
(back) Subject: Re: WAS "...people, too, will be burned." NOW bad music usage From: "Brent Johnson" <brentmj@charter.net> Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2005 22:35:26 -0600   I played a wedding once where the bride requested Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Pie Jesu" from his Requiem at her Presbyterian wedding. She thought it was very pretty. To make it worse, the soloist didn't have any idea how to tackle the Latin, nor the "complicated" rhythms of that work.   Brent Johnson ORGANLive - Music of the organ on demand http://www.organlive.com   > > There's the use of the "Pie Jesu" from the Faur=E9 Requiem in the > "Absolutely Fabulous" TV movie. It was the processional at the wedding > of Saffie, Edena's daughter. I'm sure the creative minds behind the > production chose that work for it's "stressed conflict" in a comedy > situation. I laughed so hard I hyper-ventilated and became quite horse. > > Cole Votaw -- Springfield, Ohio, USA > >    
(back) Subject: Re: Organ rags From: "Shirley" <pnst.shirley@verizon.net> Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2005 23:48:16 -0500   Long ago, Biggs cut an LP (long before cassettes and CD's) of Ragtime for = the pedal harpsichord. I wonder if the arrangements you found are of that = recording. It was fun stuff, fairly straight-forward.   --Shirley   On 18 Jan 2005 at 23:09, Jarle Fagerheim expounded:   > Chatters, > > Searching for new repertoire, I found "Scott Joplin for Organ, arr. > Biggs" at Bodensee Musikversand. What are these arrangements like? Can > any of you recommend other organ rags? I think it'd be fun to learn > some! > > Jarle > http://jarle.moo.no      
(back) Subject: Re: Busy AGO Conventions From: "Shirley" <pnst.shirley@verizon.net> Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 00:12:08 -0500       On 18 Jan 2005 at 22:54, Merry Foxworth expounded:   > The Philadelphia 2002 convention was also like that. There was > scarcely time to get anything to eat, just fast food, no time to sit > in a restaurant. However, the bus schedules stayed on time. Also, it > was so unbearably hot that week, who had the appetite to eat much? > And anyway we were lucky to be right next to the Reading Terminal > Market.     I felt for you guys at Girard College. It was so hot that evening, and no = air conditioning. At least Trinity Lansdale was air conditioned!   --Shirley      
(back) Subject: Old Chestnuts -- some of them stale From: "Charlie Lester" <crl@137.com> Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2005 22:30:53 -0800   The history of hymnody prickles with hymns of questionable merit - either musically or theologically or both - but that, for one reason or another, greatly appeal to congregations. Here's a short list of some of the ones from generations past -- our ancestors' "Here I am Lord" sort of fare if you will -- that I "love to hate" ... Do keep in mind that many of these may reveal my Southern Baptist upbringing.......   My God And I In the Garden How Great Thou Art Let There Be Peace on Earth On Eagles' Wings Surely Goodness and Mercy Morning Has Broken His Name is Wonderful Pass It On   This is the "short list," just off the top of my head. I am sure if I put more thought to it I could come up with more.   Some of these are appealing, for one reason or another, on the first "listen" - e.g., "On Eagles' Wings." However, after hearing them time and time again, their appeal wears thin -- in this particular case, to the point where I'd rather listen to cats mating than to hear that INSIPID hymn again!!   On the other hand, there are certain hymns that I could never tire of:   The God of Abraham Praise Great is Thy Faithfulness This is My Father's World Love Divine, All Loves Excelling Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart To God Be the Glory He Leadeth Me Whispering Hope   So how about THAT thread for a change ... your favorite hymns...?!     ~ C    
(back) Subject: Re: "Here I Am, Lord" From: <SWF12262@aol.com> Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 01:39:24 EST   Well, here's my two cents' worth on Here I Am, Lord. I use it, = reluctantly, when it fits well with the readings. The music is certainly not = profound, but it is far less objectionable than much of that genre, and it has = several opportunities for harmonic variations. The similarity of this tune at = one point to the "Brady Bunch" theme song is certainly there, but then the = first five notes of the Salve Regina are the same as the theme song to "Green = Acres!" If Here I Am is to be used, I think it is most effective as a dialogue between cantor or choir and congregation. At our cantored Masses, the = cantor sang the stanzas, the congregation sang the refrains. Choir Mass, I had TB = sing stanzas, SA the refrains (with congregation). One can freely improvise = on the stanzas with competent cantor or choir, and make the piece a bit more =   musical -- the cadence before the refrain just screams for a secondary = dominant, for instance! Another approach might be to have left half of church sing =   stanzas, right half refrains. Quite honestly, I feel a bit whorish when = I use this (or the other favorite from the genre On Eagle's Wings) but it seems = to speak to many (increasingly aging) parishioners. Politically, employing = a few of these lesser pieces enables me to practically avoid the accusation = that "everything they sing is from the 16th century." In reality, a small percentage of our musical offerings are 16th century, but that seems to = be a favorite criticism of those who would prefer more "upbeat" [oh! How I HATE that = term!] music. Used Here I Am last Sunday because of the Psalm refrain -- Here = Am I, Lord, I Come To Do Your Will. Other music [choir Mass]: Processional: = Hail To the Lord's Anointed (Ellacombe); Mass ordinary -- German Mass (Franz Schubert, arr. Richard Proulx); Offertory: Behold, The Lamb of God = (Messiah, Handel); Here I Am, Lord for Communion Hymn; Communion Anthem Agnus Dei = (Georges Bizet); Recessional: Come Holy Spirit, Wind and Fire (St. Catherine). = The thing that amazes me is the increasingly elderly hippies who think they = can draw scores of teens to the church by singing music that was new 20, 30, = or even 40 years ago! The "new" stuff like Here I Am, Lord was new in the '80s. =   Today's average teen would have trouble distinguishing that from Ein = Feste Burg! Both ancient to them! If we really want to appeal to the cultural = idiom of today's teens, I guess we need to prepare rap Masses. Pass me the = smelling salts and call the embalmer! I still hold that sacred implies "set apart =   from the mundane or everyday, for a religious purpose." Let our music be = so ascribed, and let the traditional material flourish, along with the best = of the new! Steve Steven Weyand Folkers Director of Music St. Lambert RC Church Skokie, IL    
(back) Subject: Re: Organ rags From: "Jan Nijhuis" <nijhuis@email.com> Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 15:07:27 +0800   The release of this recording conincided with flood of Joplin music to hit = the record bins after "The Sting" was released. Far and away it is one of t= he best recordings of this genre available. I'm glad that it doesn't featur= e "The Entertainer", but wish that "Solace" would have been included.   E. Power Biggs plays Scott Joplin on the Pedal Harpsichord   Columbia Masterworks M 32495 was released in 1973. The Rags on the album are (Side 1) 1. Original Rags (Arranged by Charles N. Daniels) (1899) 2. Maple Leaf Rag (1899) 3. Peacherine Rag (1901) 4. Elite Syncopations (1902) 5. Cleopha - March and Two Step (1902)   (Side 2) 1. The Easy Winners - A Ragtime Two Step (1901) 2. Pine Apple Rag (1908) 3. Bink's Waltz (1905) 4. The Strenuous Life - A Ragtime Two Step (1902) 5. Sunflower Slow Drag - A Ragtime Two Step (Composed with Scott Hayden) (= 1901)   Comparing the track listing to the folio, you should be able to determine i= f these are the same rag arrangements.   As far as Bigg's instrument goes: (From the Album Cover) Specifications of the Pedal Harpsichord by John Challis Manual I Manual II Pedal 16' 8' 16' 8' 8' 8' 4' 4' Harp stop on 8' Harp Stop Harp stop on 16' and 8'   Stop controls for the manuals are in the center, below the lower manual. St= op controls for the pedal-board are manipulated by four foot-pedals. Two ad= ditional pedals are used for dynamics: one couples full harpsichord and ped= al without altering the setting of stops, the other controls a Venetian swe= ll for the pedal-board.   Other albums by E. Power Biggs of pedal harpsichord music: Bach on the Pedal Harpsichord ..... MS 6804 Holiday for Harpsichord ........... MS 6878   .... now I gotta hook up a turntable to the stereo and listen to this again = .... fond memories, and one heck of an impressive harpsichord!   ----- Original Message ----- From: Shirley <pnst.shirley@verizon.net> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Subject: Re: Organ rags Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2005 23:48:16 -0500   >=20 > Long ago, Biggs cut an LP (long before cassettes and CD's) of Ragtime for= the > pedal harpsichord. I wonder if the arrangements you found are of=20 > that recording. > It was fun stuff, fairly straight-forward. >=20 > --Shirley >=20 > On 18 Jan 2005 at 23:09, Jarle Fagerheim expounded: >=20 > > Chatters, > > > > Searching for new repertoire, I found "Scott Joplin for Organ, arr. > > Biggs" at Bodensee Musikversand. What are these arrangements like? Can > > any of you recommend other organ rags? I think it'd be fun to learn > > some! > > > > Jarle > > http://jarle.moo.no   --=20 ___________________________________________________________ Sign-up for Ads Free at Mail.com http://promo.mail.com/adsfreejump.htm    
(back) Subject: Re: bad music usage From: "Jan Nijhuis" <nijhuis@email.com> Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 15:39:46 +0800   Arguably the best piece Andrew Lloyd Webber has written, but let Charlotte = Church sing it, and keep Sarah Brightman away. I guess you could argue that= it could be used in a wedding ceremony somewhere near the "'til death do u= s part" portion.   .... Grant them eternal rest!=20   Yeah, and those quarter notes can be a real bi...! Or was it the pick-up be= fore the bar on "qui tollis peccata mundi... ?" ;-)     ----- Original Message ----- From: "Brent Johnson" <brentmj@charter.net> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org>   > I played a wedding once where the bride requested Andrew Lloyd=20 > Webber's "Pie Jesu" from his Requiem at her Presbyterian wedding.=20=20 > She thought it was very pretty. To make it worse, the soloist=20 > didn't have any idea how to tackle the Latin, nor the "complicated"=20 > rhythms of that work. Brent Johnson >=20 > > > > There's the use of the "Pie Jesu" from the Faur=E9 Requiem in the=20 > > "Absolutely Fabulous" TV movie. It was the processional at the=20 > > wedding of Saffie, Edena's daughter. I'm sure the creative minds=20 > > behind the production chose that work for it's "stressed=20 > > conflict" in a comedy situation. I laughed so hard I=20 > > hyper-ventilated and became quite horse. > > > > Cole Votaw -- Springfield, Ohio, USA   -- Jan Nijhuis nijhuis@email.com   --=20 ___________________________________________________________ Sign-up for Ads Free at Mail.com http://promo.mail.com/adsfreejump.htm    
(back) Subject: Re: WAS "...people, too, will be burned." NOW bad music usage From: "Bob Elms" <bobelms@westnet.com.au> Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 15:59:36 +0800   I played for a soprano soloist who sang the Pie Jesu at a wedding. It was well accepted by the congregation. Bob Elms ----- Original Message ----- From: "Brent Johnson" <brentmj@charter.net> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2005 12:35 PM Subject: Re: WAS "...people, too, will be burned." NOW bad music usage     >I played a wedding once where the bride requested Andrew Lloyd Webber's >"Pie Jesu" from his Requiem at her Presbyterian wedding. She thought it >was very pretty. To make it worse, the soloist didn't have any idea how = to >tackle the Latin, nor the "complicated" rhythms of that work. >       -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Anti-Virus. Version: 7.0.300 / Virus Database: 265.7.0 - Release Date: 17/01/2005    
(back) Subject: RE: Organ rags From: "TheShieling" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 21:18:48 +1300   >Other albums by E. Power Biggs of pedal harpsichord music: >Bach on the Pedal Harpsichord ..... MS 6804 >Holiday for Harpsichord ........... MS 6878 >... now I gotta hook up a turntable to the stereo and listen to this = again .... fond >memories, and one heck of an impressive harpsichord!   Biggs himself sent me all of his pedal-harpsichord recordings plus a = number of organs ones as well, over several years. I wrote to him about = something, thanking him (if I remember rightly) for making the "The Art of the Organ" records and the ones on the surviving Schnitgers. We struck up a correspondence that lasted some years and he sent me lp's every Christmas. = A wonderfully generous man and his letters were well-written, friendly, charming and informative. The Bach pedal-harpsichord recordings are of the six Trio Sonatas and I still think they're great top listen to, even if = some purists might object.   Ross